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   Laurel Ledger, The (Newspaper) - October 14, 1905, Laurel, Mississippi                                -f-' "-T H For FresS New WALL PAPEBt Sec Co; THE LAUREL published Every Saturday. Subscription Dollar a Year. Entered as Second-Class Mail Matter, at the Postofflce at Laurel, of Congress of March VOL. 4. LAUREL, JONES COUNTY, MISS., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1905. NO. 26 ACCIDENTALLY SHOT. Young Man Kills Another at Oi- tano. Gitano, Miss., Oct 12 (Special tio the At noon Sat- lirday Mr. Lee Barnet, of Denton MISP, who has been employed by the McDaniel and Knight Lum- ber Co. at this place was shot accidentally by Mr. Lucian Cros- Ojy, of Newton, Miss, who was also employed by the same com- pany. They had come out from work to their boarding place for din- ner and while Mr. Barnet was preparing his toilet, Mr. Crosby was oiling an S. and W. special revolver when the gun exploded sending a ball through Mr. Bar- "net's stomach lodging in the re- gion of the right kidney. He lived until Wednesday 2 p. m. when he breathed his last and passed into the far beyond. The remains were laid at rest in Union grave yard at ten Thursday.__________ Constipation is the rock that wrecks many lives; it poisons the very life blood. Regularity can be established through the use of PRICKLV -Asu BITTERS. It is mildly cathartic and strengthens Jhe stomach, liver and kidneys, aston Drug store. Hosey and Wilse Hodge, of Sandersville were business visitors to Laurel Friday. Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Street were visitors from Ellisville Friday. F. Bradshaw, one of Jones county's most progressive farm- ers, was n Laurel on business Friday. J. R. Risher late of Eastman, Gardiner Co.'s camps has ac- cepted an appointment on the police force of this city, vice P. C. Cook, who has resigned to enter the contracting business. OBSERVATIONS BY A. 0. C. How do you know that you could pass by the rocks that wrecked the your friend, proud egotist, when your canoe has never encountered more than a March breeze? without a backbone is so common that he attracts less attention than the one-leg- ged" individual. "Pardon me, Mister, but did you say you had two of the woild's greatest curiosities in your "Yes sir, I have an editor and a preacher who have never said anything about 'tainted mon- ey' A man's character can be fumigated, disinfected, ized, laundered and the shot-to- pieces parts darned up and he be raised to a high position in soci- ety's realms, but let thebreathfcf scandal touch a poor woman and she'd as well-be fa hell. "Alas for the rarity Of Christian charity." RATE LEGISLATION. Lumber Dealers Assure the Presi- dent of Support. Washington, Oct. Presi- dent Roosevelt today received further indorsement of his atti- tude toward the enactment of raiflfead rate legislation from the big lumber interests of the coun- try. Lewis Dill, President, and Robert W. Higbie, a member of Nftional Wholesale Lumber Dealer's Association, and George S. and 'Silas Gardiner, represent- ing the Central Yellow Pine As- sociation of Mississippi, told the President that their associations approved heartily his course in the rate legislation, and urged that more power should be con- ferred upon the Interstate Com- merce Commision with regard to discriminatory railroad rates. The President told his callers he hoped that the legislation they demanded might be enacted at the approaching session of Con- Base Bali. GIBB VS. SOSO. The Gibb base ball team went out to Soso Saturday and "did things" to the Soso boys in a base ball game. The score was 17 to 1 favor of Gibb. Batteries, Soso, McDonald and Grice; Gibb Geiger and Webb, Welch and Jacobs. .UREL VS. PACHUTA. The Laurel Juniors played two games with Pachuta Friday and Saturday of last week. The score was: 1st game 3 to 3, 2nd game Saturday morning 7 to 0 in favor of the Laurel boys. The games were played on the home diamond. YOUNG MAN DIES. Tom Boyd Succumbs to Attack of Typhoid. Tom Boyd a young man a res- ident of Louin and well known in Laurel died at Louin Wednesday morning of typhoid fever after an illness of two months. The young man had a host of friends and many relatives in this sec- tion who were shocked at the news of his death. The remains were interred Thursday at the family cemetery, several from Laurel attending the funeral. HEIR TO Albert Mason, a Black Smith. In- herits Estate in England. Albert Mason, a blacksmith in this city, has received informa- tion that he has fallen heir to one-seventh of his grand moth- er's estate in London, England, which is valued at Mr. Mason has already received some of his share, which he expects will amount to about His mother came to this country from England a number of years ago. ___________ Dr. Sexton Critically III. Dr. Troy Sexton has been ill at his home this week. He is suf- fering from hemorrhages of his lungs. His uncle, Dr. Luther Sexton, of New Orleans, came to Laurel Thursday night at mid- night returning on the early train Friday morning. A high fever developed Friday and the popular young physician is con- sidered critically ill. Mayor E. E. Perkins and little daughter of Sandersville were in Laurel between trains Friday. OFFER TO FARMERS Prizes Offered For Exhibitions of Farm Products- The LEDGER has received and placed on'exhibition in this office several mammoth "talks of cane, a potato twenty-eight inches long and some stalks of Japanese sugar cane. Those who have seen the samples here state that they beat the Jones County Fair, as far as they go, all hollow. The LEDGER believes it will be of community interest and valu- able advertising to Jones county and the farmers who bring the samples of one or two of the lar- gest sweet of cane, ears of corn, stalk of cotton or anything else that might be of interest and will place on exhibi- tion in this office the articles brought or sent in. To make it interesting, give a six m onths subscription of this paper for the largest and longest stalk of sugarcane, the largest pota- tos and three months subscription for other things worthy of being placed on exhibition. Lets all see what a nice showing will be made. Mention will be made of every exhibit left.___________ J. M. Lindsey brought in a stalk of cane 8 feet 10 1-2 inches long this week. He was close- ly followed with J. W. Jacobs, who brought in a stalk 9 feet 2 inches long. Mr. Lindsey, how- ever, is ahead on potatoes. He brought one of the Spanish vari- ety to this office this week that measures 28inches in length. Lindsey furnished this office with a stalk of White sugar cane weighing 8 1-2 pounds Fri- day. Mr. W. S. Vinson has left on exhibition some stalks of sugar cane. It looks like a cross be- tween sorghum and ribbon cane. REMARKABLE RECOVERIES. Laurel AsKs for the Court House A Tale of Two Cities CHAPTER VIII. A RECAPITULATION Population Valuation of personal Property Valuation of Realty Total Assessment Increase on Realty by Supervisors Year 1890 1900 1905 1900 1901 1900 1902 1904 I 1900 1902 1901 1900 1902 1901 1904 Connt> 8338 17 846 27 SCO 026 629 1 775 4S5 yt 019 620 3 009642 3531 661 J3 046 249 4 849 553 5 307 126 367 782 EllUMllc 961 1 899 est 2 500 973 299 084 304 OH 940 229 870 277 411 689 528 9S4 21 930 Per Cent of Co 11 1-2 11 est. 9 1-2 19 17 8 7 6 1-2 11 2-8 9 1-2 10 Laurel 0 8 193 8 000 801 874 787 869 180 875 776 983 030 482 669 1 089 036 1 770 889 813 255 Per Cent of Co 0 18 29 29 44 18 28 16 4-5 25 33 1-3 85 EDUCABLE CHILDREN. Year 1894 1896 1900 1902 PerCent. increase White 887 507 BLLIBVILLB Colored 212 213 345 493 132 Total 575 622 732 1 000 74 White 178 219 470 1 131 685 LAUBBL. Colored 184 121 2S7 217 211 Total 812 840 727 1 548 396 Just figures, that is all. Look up the records and verify them. This tale will grow. P. F. For further particulars, address FRANK GARDNER; LAUREL. M1SSISS1PFI fearfully Injured Young Now as Well as Ever. Men Two most remarkable recover- ies from what seemed certain death have astonished all famil- iar with the details of two ac- cidents which occurred within a mile of each other near Mico in this county. Webb Low, a young white man, the son of a well known farmer was running his horse, which left the public road and dashed through the woods. A tree knocked young Lowe from his horse and he fell on his head, breaking the spinal ver- tebra where the neck joins. The young man was picked up for dead and carried home where sign of life developed. A physi- cian was summonsed who remov- ed seveal pieces of uroken bones of the spine, For several months he lay in bed paralyzed, at the point of death, when he began to recover, and today can locomoto almost as well aa any one else although he carries around a broken neck. Two months ago a young far- mer, Bowen Hernngton, was going home from town riding a mule. En route he encountered a storm which blew an oak tree two feet in diameter across the man and mule instantly killing the mule and it was thought at the time fatally wounding the young man. Some time after the accident he was discovered and dug from under the tree. It was found that several of his ribs were torn loose from his spine and that he had been fearfully injured besides, his spine being badly injnred. Several hours after the hurt a physican was summoned, who thinking that Herrington was mortally hurt dressed him up the best he could; and gave him something to ease him so that he could die without much pain. On going back next morning expecting to find him dead, it was discovered that his people had come in a wagon1 and removed him to his home several miles away. Today the young man is on the high road to recovery and but for some severe burns on his feet, which were made by his folks trying to warm them after the accident, and which he did not feel, he would be able to pursue his daily vocation. The machine shops formerly operated by the Kingston Lum- ber Company have been sold to the'Laurel Machine and Foundry Co. This new concern will do most of the work formerly done by the Kingston Lumber Co. The Laurel Machine and Found- dry Co. is running night and day and turning out a large amount of work. Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Smith, for some time residents of Louin, have moved to Laurel. Mr. Smith has accepted a position in the Mississippi Drug Store. Don't forget the millenery op- ening at Dunagin-Whitaker Co. Tuesday and Wedneiday Oct. 17 andlS.{ SPAPFR   

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