Jackson Daily News from Jackson, Mississippi on October 26, 1907 · Page 5
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Jackson Daily News from Jackson, Mississippi · Page 5

Jackson, Mississippi
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Saturday, October 26, 1907
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i JACKSON DAILY i'EWS: SATURDAY, OCT.' 26, 1 907. PAGE FIVE SBilOi ARREST ON Pill CHARGE 0. B. Crittenden, a Wealthy Delta Planter, Is In the Toils of the Law. WOMAN LAWYER SECURED THE EVIDENCE ARRAIGNMENT TOOK PLACE BEFORE COMMISSIONER MOSELEY THIS MORNING, AND THE PRELIMINARY TRIAL HAS BEEN SET FOR NEXT SATURDAY. CRITTENDEN IS THE PRINCIPAL OWNER OF THE CELEBRATED SUNNYSIDE PLANTATION, WHERE NEARLY ONE THOUSAND FOREIGN LABORERS ARE EMfLOYED. OTHER SENSATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS ARE PROMISED. THE UNUSUAL FEATURES OF YHE CASE WILL ATTRACT WIDESPREAD ATTENTION. " 0. D. Crittpndon, principal ownf-r of ,der said contracts In the gum of $200; Sunnynlde plantation, and one of the that on the said 21.st day of April. wealthiest planters in the South, was 1907, the said Angelo Casavecchia be-arralfrned before Uulted States Com-' ing unwilling to further serve the said missiones L. B. Most-ley at the Federal firm undr said contract, left paid building in this city this morning on lands and went to Greenville, Miss., in the charge of peonage. By agreement ' said division of said district, and the of counsel the preliminary hearing, said O. B. Crittenden was then and was set for next Saturday. I there notified by the said Angelo The arrest of Crittenden develops rhe j Casavecrhia that he desired to quit most sensational peonage story that said service, and the said O. B. Crit has been brought to light since the tenden did then and there refuse to al I Federal authorities commenced loves-1 low the said Angelo Casavecchia to t (gallons of this character In Missis- quit the said service, and then and sippl. His wealth and prominence,' there unlawfully and knowingly arrest-both business and social, coupled with'ed and caused to be returned the said the fact that the Sunnyside plantation Angelo Casavecchia to a condition of employs nearly 1,000 foreign laborers,' peonage by forcibly, and against the renders the ease one of exceptional In--will of him, the said Angelo Casavec-terest. jchla, arresting and causing him to be Crittenden was taken Into custody Pt j returnde to work for said firm to work an early hour yesterday morning by out said debt against his wiiW tinder l ulled States Marshal Edgar S. Wll-! said contract." son, and brought to Jackson at a late! According to Casavecchia's state- District Attorney Lee from Washington, find on Thursday the warrant for his arrest was sworn out and placed in the hands of United States Marshal Wilson for serving, with the result as above outlined. In connection with this arrest, and the possibilities it opens for further developments, it is learned that John Gruenberg, a special agent of the department of justice, has been derailed to visit Mississippi for the purpose cf ascertaining whether the alien contract labor laws have been violated by large employers of foreign labor in this state, and that he is now engaged with this undertaking. Crittenden will doubtless be defended by his business associate, Hon. Le-Roy Percy, cue of the foremost lawyers in the delta. None of the parties connected with the case, either for the government or the defense, would make statements this morning, either before or after Crittenden had been arraigned before Commissioner Mose-ley and the case set for hearing next aSturday The West Tailoring Co. has opened a first claBs tailor shop at 026 East Capitol street, opposite the Merchants' bank. It is also running a Pressing Club in connection. When you want a real nice suit, pair of pants, overcoat, or your suit pressed, just call on the West Tailoring Co. Large line of the latest patterns to select from. Their advertisement will be found in this Issue. ELECT FOUR TEACHERS ADDITIONS TO TEACHING FORCE WERE NECESSARY. hour yesterday, Mr. Wilson left Jack son Thursday afternoon and made a ment, he was forcibly seized by Crit tenden while aboard a train and about qim-k-mp lo image, to 1(,ave Greenville, forced to get off Ark., where the Sunny-Me plantation ,he traL,)( and uken un,,er guard t0 lhe is located Several phases of the case are very u-unusual. The evidence against Crittenden was worked up by a woman lawyer from New York, Mrs. Mary Grace Qtiuckenbos, who was employed as special assistant attorney for the Department of Justice at the request of the Italian ambassador to the I'nited States for the purpose of investigating labor condition in the Mississippi delta and elsewhere in the South. Mrs. Quaekenbos, according to current reports, encirtUitereJ a great a! of trouble in securing evidence, and at one time was denied entrance to the Sunnyside plantation. The affidavit asair.st Crittenden contains the following language: "The said O. B. Crittenden in violation of sections 19S0 and 552J of the Revised Statutes of the United States, did unlawfully and knowingly arrest him, the said Angelo Casavecchia. for the purpose of placing him, the said Angelo Casavecchia, in a condition peonage: that on or about the 21st day of April, 19"7, the said Angelo Casavecchia was indebted to O. B. Crittenden & Co., a flrra composed of O. B. Crittenden LeRoy Percy and Morris Rosenstock, under certain contracts Ixnweon the said Angelo Casavecchia and said firm, in which it was agreed between them that the said Angelo Casavecchia should work certain lands of the said firm In Chicot comity, Ark., under their direction and control, and the said firm agreed to rent and did rent to the said Angelo Casavecchia said lands, and the said Angelo Casavecchia proceeded to work and did work said lands under the direction and control of said firm, and became indebted as aforesaid to said firm un- School Board Found It Impossible To Get Along With Only 56 Teachers and Four Good Ones Have Been Added Attendance Large. A WALTER ROAN SURRENDERS AFT ER ABSENCE OF SIX YEARS. Escaped Under Romantic Circumstances While Under Sentence of 15 Years for Manslaughter Pending Appeal to Supreme Court. TO PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO OYSTER AND FISHERIES LAW.' Eight Arrests Have Been Made On Mississippi Sound For Violation of Culling Law The Law Has Been Violated With Impunity. TROUBLE FROM COFFEE. People Beginning to Learn About the Drug. "Coffee treated, me so badly that I want to tell people about it, and If you can use my letter. I will be glad. "I am 43 years old and have drank coffeo all my life. I have felt bad for years and did not know what ailed me. Sometimes I would have to press my hand against my heart, I would he in such pain and 1 got eo I could hardly do niy work. My head would feeJ heavy and dizzy, and many a time I got eo blind I just had to drop down or else I would have fallen. "I felt bad all over. My feet would swell and hurt me. A friend of mine asked me to try Tostum and stop drinking coffee. I tried the Postuin. but it was some days before I got hold of the right way to make it My heart disease and dropsy disappeared and 1 got entirely well. 'There Is -much in making it It has to be boiled longer than ordinary coffee, but when I got it made good, it was fine, and now 1 wouldn't have coffee in my nouse at all. I am sure that Postum saved my life, and I am now perfectly well. I send you the names of about twenty people that have been helped toy leaving off coffee and using Postum Food Coffee." It's worth while to read "The Road to Wellville" In pkgs. Sunnyside plantation, which is just across the river from Greenville. The arrest will cause much surprise. and arouse general Interest by reason of the fact that Sunnyside has long been considered one of the model plantations of the South, and has been fre quently referred to by writers of prom inence as an evidence of what can be accomplished with foreign labor in the delta. It has been the subject of several interesting articles from the pen of Hon. Alfred H. Stone, a well-known student of the negro question and labor problems. Sunnyside was founded about fifteen years ago by Austin Corbin, an Englishman, who owned large tracts of lands in the South, and who ojened the place as & model colony. After Corbin's death the place was leased by his heirs to O. B. Crittenden & Co., prominent cotton factors and planters at Greenville, who imported a colony of between COO and TOO Italians and about 150 Spaniards. It is alleged that many of these for-e'gn laborers are being held in a condition more or less bordering on involuntary servitude, within the meaning of the Federal statutes; that visiters hav? been barred from the place for the pnrpose of inspecting Its work ings, and that some time since a spe cial agent of the department of justice who was detailed to assist Mrs. Mary Grace Quaekenbos, the New York woman lawyer, with her investigations, went to the Sunnyside place and was arrested by two guards, carried before a local magistrate, and sentenced to serve a term of three months on the chain gang, or pay a $100 fine, for trespassing. Mrs. Quaekenbos learned of the arrest and took an appeal to the circuit court This case will come up for hearing at the March term of the circuit court in Lake Village. It is known that Mrs. Quaekenbos and her assistants spent several weeks in Greenville, and it is presumed that she conducted her Investigation from mat point, aitnougn sne ponieiy ae-c'ines to discuss the case in any way. or reveal the nature of the evidence she has collected against the Sunny side plantation lessees, save that revealed iu the affidavit presented before Commissioner Moseley this morning. That the New York lady has collected evidence, however, and that further revelations are in prospect, is generally believed. A few weeks since she came to Jackson and held a conference with Uni'ed States District Attorney R. C. Lea and his assistant. Hon. W. B. Can'.;?. Informing them of the nature of the evidence she had gathered. A few days later District Attorney Lee went to Washington and placed the matter before Assistant Attorney-General Russell, who has charge of the peonage investigations. The department had employed Mrs. Quaekenbos at e request of the Italian ambassa dor at Washingtrn, who had presumably heard complaints from his countrymen concerning treatment at Sunnyside. - ( The matter quickly culminated in Crittenden,' arrest after the return of The board of city school trustees held a meeting yesterday for the purpose of electing four additional teachers for the public schools of the city. There were 56 teachers all told, but 18 ef these are fn the colored schools, and in order to accommodate the large1 increase in attendance the board found it necessary to increase the force in the white schools to tC teachers. Miases Annie White, Aliene Jones, Kate Kern and Hattle Ensttrl!ng were selected for these places, and the selections are all regarded as being the very best talent that couM have been found In the city. It is not yet known to what school each young lady will be assigned, but the assignments will be made Monday. The increase in the scfiool popula tion of Jackson has been something remarkable within the past few months, and it is taxing the ingenuity of the school board to keep the facilities of the schools up to the requirements. The five white schools now running in various parts of the city are inadequate, and already there is a clamor for other schools in the suo-urban districts to put the children within. .reach of school facilities. The fact is that the city is growing pretty fast, and is getting away from its conveniences, which will soon have to be provided on a larger scale and more conveniently arranged. Drunkards Cured Secretly ANY LADY CAN DO IT AT HOME-COSTS NOTHING TO TRY. An unusual case of a prisoner giving himself up to the authorities occurred here yesterday, when Walter M. Roan surrendered himself to Governor Var-daman, after an absence from the state of six years. Roan could not be classed as an escaped convict, as he had not served as such, having escaped from the Claiborne county jail while under a fifteen-year sentence for manslaughter and while his appeal was pending before the supreme court. Roan, who was a farmer living near Martin, in Claiborne county, killed a negro named Andrew Newsome at Martin on December 15, 1900. He was tried before Judge Pat Henry in Port Gibson for murder, was found guilty of manslaughter and given a sentence of fifteen years in the penitentiary. His attorney, Hon. J. MeC. Martin of Port Gibson, appealed the case to the supreme court, and Roan made his escape before the court acted on the appeal. The escape was one of those romantic affairs that are told of frequently in stories, but which seldom happen. Roan's wife had asked and obtained permission to spend a night in the jail with him., She left early the next morning, and when the jailer went up to take breakfast to the prisoner he made the discovery that the husband, and not the wife, had gone, and that the wife, and not the husband, occupied the cell in the jail. There was nothing left for the jailer to do but turn'out the wife, and Roan had not been heard from since. A few days ago Mr. Homer Varda-raan, a cousin of the governor, who lives in Claiborne county, received a letter from Roan, dated at some point in Arkansas, requesting him to meet him in Jackson yesterday. Mr. Var-daman came up and met him as requested, and together they went to the governor's office and later to the office of Secretary Brown of the Board of Prison Trustees, who took charge J of the voluntary prisoner and sent him to the Rankin farm, where he began serving his sentence. Roan was 32 years old at the time of his trial in 1901. He has a wife and one child, and in his conversation yesterday he stated that he had grown tired of dodging the officers and wanted to serve his sentence and return to his family. It is evident that he expects executive clemency Ofefore his term expires, and tue circumstances are such that it is believed he will get it. It is stated that at the time of his escape the supreme court was about to reverse his case and give him a new trial, but after the escape Ws appeal was dismissed. This, of course, can not be substantiated, as it is not given out by members of the court, but is stated on good authority, nevertheless. The supreme court record shows lhat the killing occurred on "December 15, 1900. The trial began January 17, 1901; sentence was pronounced Janu ary 25, 1901; appeal papers filed Match 1, 1901; appeal dismissed February 3, 1902, and the mandate issued February 5, 1902, The date of the romantic escape is not shown by the record, but it was evidently some time in January or February, 192. An amendment will be proposed to the oyster and fishery statutes at the approaching session of the legislature making a heavy increase in the penalty for violating the culling law. During the past few days the captains and crews of eight schooners have been arrested in the Mississippi sound by inspectors on the charge of violating the statute prohibiting the taking of more than seven per cent ot young oysters and shells from the reefs. This law, it seems, has not been obeyed by the oystermen since its adoption, nor has it been always possible for the inspectors to detect 1.3 violation. Recent investigations have shown that the captains and crews of oyster vessels have grown very careless about the matter, and as. a result the depletion of the reefs in several portions of Mississippi's oyster terri tory is threatened. APPEAL FOR IRELAND. Boston Voices a Protest Against Coercion. BOSTON, Mass., Oct. 20. Archbishop O'Connell, VVidiam Lloyd Garrison and Michael J. Ryan of Philadelphia, national president of the United Irish League of America, are to be among the special speakers at a mass meeting; to be held in this city tomorrow under the auspices of the Boston Central Council of the United Irish League. The chief purpose of the demonstration is to protest against coercion in Ireland. Rescue your bclcved one before it is too late. Don't you see how helpless he is? He cannot fight the battle alone, You must help him save him right away today now. Don't delay a minute. Write, to me NOW. A hew tasteless and odorless discovery which' can be given secretly by any ladv In tea, coffee or food. Heart ily indorsed by temperance workers. It does its work so silently and surely that while the devoted wife, sister or daughter looks on the drunkard is re claimed even auainst his will and without his knowledge. Many have been cured in a single day. FREE TRIAL COUPON. A free trial package of the wonderful Golden Remedy will be sent you by mail, in plain wrapper, if you will fill in your name and address on blank lines below, cut out the coupon and mail it at once to Dr. J. V. Haines, 941 Glenn Building, Cincinnati, Ohio. You can then prove to yourself how secretly and easily it can be used, and what a God-send it will be to you. COMPIUITHE FIGURES AUDITOR HENRY GOING OVER THE BANK STATEMENTS. Mississippi Banks Are Prosperous in Spite of Financial Troubles on Wall Street and Are Largely Independent of Gotham. TIME TO ACT, Don't Wait for the Fatal Stages of Kidney lllnefs. Profit By Jackson People's Experiences. Occasional attacks of backache, irregular urination, headaches and dizzy spells are common early symptoms of kidney disorders. It's an error to neglect these ills. The attacks may pass oft for a time, but return with greater intensity. If there are symptoms of dropsy puffy swellings below the eyes, bloating of limbs and ankles, or any part of the body, don't delay a minute. Begin taking Doan's Kidney Pills, and keep up the treatment until the kidneys are well, when your old time health and vigor will return. Cures in Jackson prove the effectiveness of this great kidney remedy. J. F. Pol, living at the corner of Deer Park and Lewis street, West Jackson, Miss., says: "I suffered from a severe cold which clung to me for a long time, and when U did leave me my kiiiney3 were in a greatly weakened condition. The cold seemed to have settled in my bladder and kidneys .for I never had any sign of kidney trouble before. 1 suffered great pain and misery with my back and kidneys; at night I could not sleep on account of the pain, and this, coupled with the too frequent action of the secretions, ran my health down rapidly. I was often dizzy, and upon arising in the morning would be stiff and lame. my eyes puffy and swollen, and it would be hours before I would feel anything like myself. I tried a number of remedies before obtaining any relief, and when I commenced taking Doan's Kidney PUN I was fei ling very miserable, but when I had taken the contents of the first box I felt like a new man. The pains through my kidneys disappeared and the secretions have once more assumed their norma! condition. I took three boxes before I was cured, but by the time I had taken the last dose I was not only cured, but feeling better than I had before in years. I thank Doan's Kidney Pills for my present goad health and recommend them to all sufiert-rs from kiduev trouble." For sale by all dealers. Price 50 cents. Foster-Milburn Co.. Buff all. New York, sole agents for the I'niiid States. Remember the name Doan's and take noother. State Auditor T. M. Henry is en gaged in a compilation of the state ments from the 300 state banking in stitutions submitted in response to the call issued a few days since, and a summary cf the statements will be issued during the coming week. Scrutiny of the figures submitted by the state banks reveals a very healthy and prosperous condition, despite the financial stringency. The flurries in New York have been of very little concern to the banks in Mississippi, for they are carrying such largo deposits this year that they are, to a greater extent than ever before, independent of the Eastern money market. As an instance of thi3 fact, one year ago one of the largest banks in Jackson showed an indebtedness at this season of $300,000 to banks in New York City. Today the same bank owes New York less than $30,000, and the same status of affairs is applicable to nearly every other bank in the state. 4-1 1' ii Like the Present mien me Furnace Fails r II A On manv a cold winter mornina you will wake to iind the lires "out" What are you going to do about it shiver ? Prepare flow lor the emergency with a PERFECTION Oil Heater (Equipped with Smokeless Device) and you'll have genial, glowing hci4ins!antly wherever you want il without smoke or smell smokeless device prevents turn the wick as high or as low as you like. Easily carried about. Brass lont holds 4 quarts ol oil burns 9 hours. Handsomely finished in japan and nickel Every healer warranted. The y5.-Trx T iwkn threry tkc Inn J JCky J JLainp tvrning-bnlliinlitndr V V liqht lor reading or tew ing. Made ol bri'j. nickel plitrd mJ equipped wilt tkc Lied improved central drh burner. Erery lamp warranted. U your dealer doesn't any the Perfection 0,1 Healer and Rayo Lamp, write our nearest agency for descriptive circular. STANDARD OIL COMPANY (Incorporated) l l.-.U.(...JUJIIIIIl.'l4..JUlj.ll YOUR rucst Friend IN TIMES CF ADVERSITY IS YOUR BANK ACCOUNT. OPEN ONE WITH US AND ENJOY THE EASE, FREEDOM FROM WORRY, AND PUBLIC CONFIDENCE IT BRINGS. DON'T LEAVE MONEY LYING ABOUT THE HOUSE TO TEMPT THIEVES AND RUN THE RISK OF LOSING IT BY FIRE. MAKE ALL YOUR PAYMENTS BY CHECK; IT IS MORE DIGNIFIED AND MORE BUSINESSLIKE. THE MERCHANTS Bank & Trust Co. Jackson, Miss. Paid in Capital - - - - $350,000 Surplus & Undivided Profits $115,000 Pavements the very best of Concrete put down and GUARANTEED by j : t ' : : : : f. J. ORT, Clothes lor Boys FROM NOW ON THE BOVS MUST HAVE CLOTHES: BETTER CLOTHES THAN Ht HAS WORN ALL SUMMER. THERE IS NO ECONOMY IN SHODDY CLOTHES FOR EITHER BOY OR MAN. MANY HAVE PROVEN THIS AT THEIR COST: SOME HAVE TO LEARN. OUR STORE IS FULL OF THE KIND OF BOYS CLOTHtS THAT WILL PROVE THEIR WORTH. BOYS, $2.50 TO $3.00; YOUTHS, $10.00 TO $20.00. LOGAN PHILLIPS Clothier and Gents' Furnisher. JOS E. Capitol. X5OCKXX0OCXXXXCXXXXXXXXXX3 O NONE ARE MORE EXCELLENT O O ZEIGLER SHOES. O O For Ladies. O O S. J. Johnson Company. O oxooooocxxxxcxx;cvxcxxxxx3 for putting your Fences and Roofs in repair for winter storms. Depend upon us for Fence Material of all kinds, for Tar Paper and Competition Roofing, for Pine, Cypress and Western Cedar Shingles, for Paints to cover all! Order today; start your repairs tomorrow! Central Lumber Company Corner Mill and Church Streets, Jackson, Miss. Prion 997. JACK HALL Wholesale Commission Merchant, Poultry, Eggs and Produce. 214 S. State street, Jackson, Mississippi. I keep on Hand daily fresh eggs, hens, chickens, turkeys, geese and ducks. Make prompt delivery to any part of the city. Phone 1339. If you cannot give all of jour account, a part would be appreciated. CENTURY BANKING COMPANY. V. I Otis Robertson, Trosiiient. S21-tf New York Washington Philadelphia Norfork Gncinnati Birmingham DIRECT LINE. LIMITED VESTIBULED TRAINS. Puliman Sleepers. Dining Cars. For full information cail on W. E. PLEASANTS, Ticket Agent i

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