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THE MACO BEACON v- l)LUME XLVII. vii from Havana states thai i - In nn It tun tr U city by easy stage was aunouncea in Lion- ;uth, ' tie ndiuirai oi me Icxiinder Milne, uarouet, u. ('. I!. (civil) u. o. bI'inuukh, ol ueirou. wm, (ormully Inducted iuto the a.,-,ior of Alien wra ii. im ! m ,.1 .nit filiniiart. Li Chief llnzanof tho secret ftUed a circular warning Low counterfeit $10 national ion tne iju'w" -" .Mich Lieut, on the 28th, pardoned alias thanes oner L-tedin July last, in Michi tinging counterfeit coin into B States. of New York baa agreed ria of the ceremonies at- vx-4V-r4i III JANUARY-1897. E i- i . i V MACON, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 1897. h, dedication of the Grant Anril 27 next, which will uporatiou iu round numbers I'rcsiilent-clect Mckinley li.ith of ollice ou March 4 his Iscort will bo formed of the llnssan suuuuron auu tne tira.ys, Cleveland s crack or ; Hi.ai k., f lienssclner coun rjinigiiratcl us governor 01 on the 1st. The ceremony : . .. i i . ..i i bin the asseiuuiy enamour ui lol aud was witnessed by bkrs. WBmJ igonJ ysali triccij )disf n in tM laybe lie lid tiirts. i DU iccrii )(m itoill cciiii nervil dral n ') !!:J IKi.m.ev's mother, who had r several days, was reported, ;, to be improving rapidly iu ,ie looks forward with inter- I trip to Washington to see ;iuj;ii rated. lliigh mill in .South Eastou, ufiicturers of eottou (roods, tin, on mo -nin, jur lour I The plant wassturted nearly Ingo, and this is the first shut- ins experienced, at of the 12 publichenriugs to lu the revision of the tariff In in tlm committee of ways Is of the house of representa- Ik 24th. Cliiiiruutn Dingley and there was a pretty full In in uu urn ol burnished sashes of Kate Field were, i, transferred to the cure of lies I!. Taylor, of the Boston lio left .San Francisco for the lu overland express with his charge. 24 Hon 18 25 Tue, 12 19 26 13 20 27 31 Thur. Frl. 14 21 28 15 22 29 Sat. 16 23 30 I the week ciulod December 17 Ire 305 deaths in Havana, 55 f yellow fever, with about 150 1. 57 by smallpox, with 500 new remainder by other causes, p of tiie 55 deaths from yellow re among tun .Spanish sol d M yiej ro1 tmj mmcmrni oi me fiiw I; associated banks for tho led on the 'JOtli showed the rdiaiigcs: Reserve, increase, loans, increase, 8037,300; (''reuse, f lhl.iiOO; deposits, in' P'.JIM; circulation, decrease, Milent, on the 28th, denied . . Lush, sentenced in It years fur sending obscene liuiujli the mulls, the presl .i . . - (iub uiai -I ins convict's crime iiauire, auu the circum- plated to it are so detestable pea severe sentence." neniiK'Ky couples were m Jeilersunville, Ind., on , all of tlicm beiuir united bv llnusc, Kith tho exception of uoui .Piislice KeiuwiD ofll l"U eounle limn AVi,,,.l.i. netly married bv JiiHti mull pedted to secrecy. H W UWI.K. wife of the Kan I" mill ion aire, was rli,,l,n,-,r.l rwjciiuic liusnilal in Phila l""iue JUlh, after three weeks' fi aud a successful oDeration. rfoi tlie uufortuuate in ry which caused her wperiencu in London un re fi launuu is reported from I'-inua. 'jlc ii1Hi,,,. I stores from ulamtinn . ..H hi,, i . iiorrur o: the kilni.tl.,,. Wionof thecitV of Thnnn, I'luated uua bluff t ln,i ,.f r river, whs i-urrlM.! 1 landslide aud abuul.ii.uoo ur .. ,.. r "Muuiicsu were drowned. r sales nf rn..i.. ... j j- lODl li .... " UO- In . ,M "iB in iui is. ' ie total receipts. U . "oro oa(,03.1 ""ICS, HVILIIlKt. Ql-i mi l Kl 'I'M ... O.IUIMIHO U Dounils. 'I'll. T is ShQ.m bair nnil litfi,, . irOln iMnrl,. ,1 .U-. tS , 'lu tUe pacticn- the Cub-.. llaU,.i .. 'n one f 'W. ics, WBWh in no L" Ln't States or any flf" power. nil hi.ii. i ,"lBU um W i -i uq Mi annlversurv at L V, mh' "ouudedby I'J the villager, lu W ".i TT' "oi.tiuir of W, l0,cl,ure'' beils and C ""Pulutiouato pro Ki a ! UU fc-rmulatethe man. Jldri.l ,,....,. ... . ol , , "f wii puuusnet f Prlbi luierv ft :" decla iw with benor mmister, in whioh resti.of ti.. the United Ktate. In ,! ,., WIU ut institute Until tha mnll ed trt tau.: . T H1 WIJI oon be un- du,,..u.V,!nU1.th, but TV ,wo w l Island ol porto fiioo, Wth were week NEWS ANIfNOTES. A Summary of Important Events. PERSONAL AND GENERAL. Tb steamer Kaiser Wilhelm II., from Bremen, which arrived at New York on the 89th, brought 300 Italian man, women and children, destined for the Sunnyslde colony in Chieot county, Ark., which was established by the late Austin Corbin. PBkSlDKNT-ELECT Ml'KlMLCC has promised to bo to New VnrU dedication of the Grant monument on April i!7. He will maha ftn nrlflfnao Many representatives of foreiirn irov' ernments at Waslilneton will be pres. ent to witness the ceremonl II Uuuff Chaiiff will see that the Flov.rv n.uguuiu i rcpresenieu. I'KOF. EmANDEI, Sl'IIMln did In I W lunibus, O., on the S8th. from lytic stroke. He had been professor vi tatiiu ana ureeu in the Lutln-rnn v-apuai university In Columbus since imw, ana was for the samo period one of the editors of tho Kirclien Zeitunjf. Prof. Kchinid was born in Ann Arbor. illicil., Ill 10.il, XllB ferryboat New Ilruuswi.dr. b, lonffinj to uie Pennsylvania railroad was totally burned at Jcrsev Citv J., on tho SSth. The New Brunswick was worth about 8100,000. JUflKKl) men, believed to be white. caps, shot William Whalev and h wife to death in Sevier couutv. Tenn eany on the ruornW of tho 99th. VVhaley vias a professional nrosueut, inp wltuess, and had been out of the penitentiary only a short time. Tub Spanish steamer Carranza. Cant. Martinez, foundered in the Bay of Bis cay, off bantander, nn the 88th. She carried a crew of 23 men, 20 of whom were drowned, At Delaware, 0., on the Z-8th. Lul Stultz, aged 19, lu a fit of auger after reproof from ner parents, cut her throat from ear to ear with a razor dying Instantly, The hiijhbludors' war Is Bealn rnir ing in that portion of San Francisco known as Chinatown. Gov. Morton of New York has ap pointed Col. Ashley W, Cole, a former New York city newspaper man, to be nis private secretary, and also to be secretary of the state railroad com mis sioo. Th salary la ts.000 per j-onr, and Is one of the best in the state service, Eugene Tompkins, proprietor of the Koston theater; Col. Mapleson, late im presarlo of the Imperial opera com pany, and all who took part in the Mapleson benefit at the theater Bun day, the 27th, have been summoned to the superior court, charged with vlo. lating the buuilay concert law. Fire swept through the dynamo building of the Newark (N. J.) Electric Light, Heat and Power Co., on the night of the 29th, and Newark was plunged in total darkness. Tho pow orhouse was totally destroyed, and if, as It Is feared, none of the machinery :an be repaired, the loss will reach 1185.000. The celebrated Thistle Shaft mine, formerly known as the Feather Fork, at Gibsonvllle, Cai., which is owued by a syndicate of Scotch capitalists and valued nt millions, is filling up with water, and may have to be aban doned. The water vein was struck a a short time ago, and the influx was so sudden that the miners narrowly es caped with their lives. Miss Loiusr Euuknik Bonaparte, only daughter ot the late Col. Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte, aud Count de Moltke-llultfoldt, of Denmark, were married at St. Paul's Roman Catholic church, Washington, on the 29th, Cardinal Gibbons officiating. Cnur Hazen oi the secret service has issued a circular warning against a new counterfeit 110 national bank note on the Union national bank of Detroit, Mich. The note is the prod' net of the same hand that produced the recent counterfeit on the National Bank of Commerce of New York. One distinguishable feature is that the back of the note is upside down. Two men, one of whom was masked, armed with pistols, entered the Ulou water City (N. J.) station of the Read. lug road on the evening of the 29th, and, under threats of instant death, compelled Thomas Randolph, the sta tion master, to open the safe. They secured 130,000, and escaped. Joseph B. MoCullaoii, editor of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, leaped from a window at his home some time early on the morning of theSlst, dashing his brains out on me nagging oi un yam. His body was found about 6:30 by a stable boy. Mr. McCullagh had been oonfined to his home by Illness for sev eral weeks. When called upon to surrender the oountv books and funds In his posses sion Henry F. Strauss, county olerk of Langdale county, V is., committee, sui cide by taking poison. He left a letter admittlnir that he was a defaulter to the amount of 13,700. He was 73 years old. Mb. Nettm R. Cbavem, the claim ant to the estate of the late Senator Kalr, Is seriously 111 in San Francisco, Bar eknasa has been ol long stand ing, and apparently baffles the ski)l of her physicians. It Is said that her malady It such that she may die at any Samuel Whitakb, a shoemaker liv ing on Rlndge avenue, Nortn Cam bridge, Mass., at three o'clock on tne mnrnlnr of the 1st. shot and killed hit wife Catherine, blowing the top of her head off with a shotgun. He then at tempted suicide by cutting his throat with a raior. Ha was taken to the Cambridge hospital in a critical condi tion. Whitaker Is about fifty years of age and hit wife a (aw years younger. Bum caused the tragedy.' AjrDHEW W. BWXtT, WHO I OT many years had been agent of the Adams Express Co. In New York city, and who was with Bamuel Adams and af (.A titiq In founding the express oovpaoy, died In Bensonhurst, U 1., " f1 tit, fu BruC disease. Mr, tal UjraaJ M.I B1Pke! Ehlf bank oi ...7; y ' auna- suspended pay - u uu, ".,e 'luln- " Is a small cou- -w, uU ouicers claim that thay .uSd?r.t0W ever' ilurltor ?? . T!l second day of the tariff hear inKs before the committee on ways and mean, of the house of representa- ...w. vTcllr, on ,lie 2SU) wilh the dis turos00 ' sol'e(,nl I. cotton inanufaj. TlIK production of mlnnml. ....i . . tl,e tui'il States for the year ,vou ava total value of S0M,. 3U.468, showing a decrease as com imi cu Willi 1KU5 of r,m .,1 . per cent. This decrease was large- V .u vaines rather than in quantities. In linn, nf ll.A ..1.1 .. , -.. . iUO raici articles was than. " y inarKea Uecrenso, while several snow a considerable Increase. "us. J. H. eustis, the Amerlcau ambassador to Fiance, held a New lesr reception In Paris, on the 1st, which was very largely attended by the members of the A msrwm n ftnlnnit Miss Eustis, daughter of the ombav sauor, acted as hostess, assisted bv ...... uoorire ausils, iMrs. Allen Eustis and Mrs. Vlgnaud, wife of tho seerfl tary of the embassy. A collision between loeboats, oua of which was moving at the rate of a mile a minute, at Pepin, Wis., on tile 1st. resulted In very serious injuries to two of the crew of tha boat run ints and in totally wrecking both boats. Temperance advocates are demand ing the resignation of Topeka's police commissioners for failure to enforce the Kansas prohibitory law. Ox the 3d tho treasury department redeemed 85,rib7,O00 in United Statea bonds, commonly known ns "curreno7 sixes," issued in aid of the Paciflti railroad. These bonds'were called for under a circular of November 23, 189P, and were due for presentation and re demption on tho 1st. Tho total amount of the bonds is $9,712,000, nn'l $4,115,000 are still outstanding. No more revenue cutters are availn ble for service iu connection with the neutrality and navigation laws, torwnril, the McLean Tho nd the Winona are stationed along the Florida coast from Tampa, on tho west, to Cape Florida, ou the cast. The Boutwell. at Jacksonville! the Colfax, at Charles ton, and the Morrill, at Wilniintrton. are also assigned to that duty. aftkii an idleness of nearly three months, the Bloomington (Pa.) mill of the Bethlehem Iron Co. started up, on the 3d, and tho steel mill aud other departments, employing more than 1,000 men, resumed on the 4th. The company s ordnance works will con tinue running day and night. A ship ment of turret plates for the battle ship Iowa was made on the 2d. On the 2d tho associated banks of New York city held S3;t,2S0,li5O in cess of the requirements of the per-cent rule. Phiup Duncan Ei.kins, father cf United States Senator Stephen It. Klh ins, died, on the 3d, at the sena tors residence, "Halliehnrst," at Elklns, W. Va. Mr. Elkins was aged 87 years, having been born in Fauquif r county, a., July 4, 1809. Ho was tfnlnnnl in thn frmfpiloi'ntw brmy. Therk werecxportcd from the L nited States during the past year bicycles to the amount of 3,000,000. Of this amount $1,200,000 went to Great Brit. alo; 8220,000 to Germany; $120,000 to France, and $515,000 to British North America. Bicycles to tho amount of $3,1,000 were shipped to Africa, and war-stricken Cuba purchased $5,000 worth. Tub complete reports are not in from all of the ports ot entry, but it is known that the balance of trade of this country for tho year ended 1)3 oember 31, 1800, was greater than for any year since 1881. Clarence Cook, city editor of the Fort-Wayne (Ind.) Sentinel, was run down by an electric car on tho evening of the 3d. His right arm was so badly crushed that it was amputated at the elbow. Hon. J. J. Davidson, of Beaver, Pa,, the well-known republican congress. man-elect for the Twenty-fifth district, died on the night of the 2d at Phoenix Ariz., where ho had gone in the hope of improving his health. TERRIBLE STORMS. Rains In the North and Cyclones in the South. CONDENSED TELEGRAMS. Tub shipments of grain from Bait!' more to foreign ports during the month of December were by far the largest In the history of that port, seventy-six steamers clearing, carrying full or part cargoes of grain. At Millersviile, Ohio, on the 3d, a son of Alex Dolwlck got bold of several pounds ot blasting powder and went to tho collar, accompanied by three sisters, to kill rats. The stuff exploded, ana one girl, 8 years old, was burned to death The Merchants' National Bank of Davit's Lake, N. P., closed Its doors on the 4th. The troasury statement on the 4th showed: Available cash balance, $228, 898,0ol; gold reserve, $137,803,3.17. Abovt 2,000 minors in the Massillon (Ohio) district quit work on the 4th against a reduction in wages from 61 to 51 cents a ton. Kv-TiiccoiiDEit Ciiasr of Chicago Is barged with being $52,000 short in his accounts. Maj. Edward Scokikld was inaugu rated governor of Wisoonsln on the 4th. Notices were posted in all the mines In the Massillon (Ohio) district on the 3d of a reduction in the price ot pioic mining from 01 cents to 51 cento per ton. A cyclone struck Benton, Ark., on the 3d which wrecked nearly every build ing in South Benton and passed on in a northeastorly direction, wrekolng every building in its path. Services over the remains of Joseph B. MoCullagb, late editor of the St. Louis Globe-Doraocrat, were held on the 3d at tho residence of his slstor-ln-law, in that city. The first blizzard of the season in Western Missouri, throughout Kansas and in the Territories, oocilrrod on the 3d. the trains at many points being de layed by tnowdrif ts. A fall of about 40 degrees was experienced at most points. Tine unnreoedenteddemand In Europe for Alabama pig iron continues. Oa the 2d on oompany booked an order for 10,- 000 tone from Liverpool, and anotner has on haad orders for 7.400tons, yet w be filled. Piir. Madmce Kirbv, prinoipal of tlm Louievilla (Ky.) male sobool. and one of the most prominent educators In tbe South, died on the 8d. Tn Colllnsvillar (HI ) si Devastation and Death Follow In tlm Walt or the Klenienu-A Mid-Winter Tornado Kills Sewm l'ropla. Chicago, Jan. 4. Telegrams from all parts of the west tell of damage by u,ju.i mm storm ounntr tue last 24 hours. in Illinois, heavy rain has fallen streams are flooded, making the roads impassable, and damaging winter wneat. Joliet is threatened with nn. oi tue worst Aomin in li. hi.in. r amines are moving out of their nouses and low lands are flooded. I he Sangamon river is rising, threat emng ucstruction to thousands of ousliels of cribbed corn. It has rained for 00 hours and is still rain- "ig, put is irrowln? colder. Ia north ern Michigan the .rain was also severe. lee gorges at Fisher and other noints on tne jvienomlneo river are threaten. ng serious consequences to Menominee and Marinette. In Minnesota a bliz. zard raged all day yesterday, with al ternatiny rain and sleet, and with fall ing temperature. tornado at mooringsport, la. i ex Aitu ANA, Ark.. Jan. 4. A tor- nado struck Moorincsrjort. La.. SS miles east of here on the Kansas City, rumour s, uuil railroad at 8:30 o clock- Saturday and blew down every iiuuse dui two in tne town. The Kiin. sas City, Pittsburg & Gulf officials dis' patched a special train from here to the town to render whntever aid It could. Ihe entire Goodman family five in number, were killed outriirht. anu me two children and mother-in law of Mr. M. J. Mortran are fatallv injurea. Dive other persons, whose names could not be learned, are dead J1ULSKM UI.OWN DOWN AT BENTON, ARK. kittle Uock, Ark., Jan. 4. A de structive windstorm occurred at Ben ton, 25 miles south of here Satnrdav afternoon, and from all accounts ex tended a considerable distance south. Many dwellings were swept away and it is believed that loss of life resulted. A private telegram from Benton reports 20 houses blown down, but does not say whether any lives were lost. Cam eron was also struck by the storm and one man killed. HEAVY BNOW IN TEXAS. Wichita Falls, Tex., Jan. 17. -The southbound passenger train, due hero Saturday at noon, has not yet reached mis point, owing to the heavy snow in the Panhandle. Wires are down north of Clarendon and no intelligence can be had from the lost train. Snow drifts of 15 feet Bre reported in sections. The northbound passenger leaving here yesterday evening turned back at Clarendon on account of inability to make further progress. the storm in the northwest. Omaha, Neb., Jan. 4. The storm which began here Saturday morning still rages unabated. From all over the state and in South Dakota come reports of light snow and high wind. Telegraph aud tolcphuua nuitlvv ia 1mn'ld ta a considerable extent, but Is not yet cut oft. The worst trouble experienced by the railroads is with snow drifts in the yards. Franrls Reveros Hoke Smith. St. Louis, Jan. 4. A special from Perry, Ok., says: News received here from Washington is thot Secretary Francis has reversed ex-Secretary Smith's decision relative to claim-holders who made runs for the Indian res ervation in the Cherokee strip in Sep tember, 1893. The report has caused considerable excitement, and hundreds of contests before the land office will result Several thousand persons are affected. Smith held that persons who obtained claims by running from Creek, Otoe, Osaye and Ponca Indian country were disqualified, and Secre tary 1' rands decides that they are qualified. McCnllagh Laid to r.fst. St. Loins, Jan. 4. Service over the remains of Joseph B. McCullagh, editor of the Globe-Democrat, who died last week as the result of an accident, were held yesterday at the residence of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Manton, where he had made his home for many year. Notwithstanding the statement of his physician, Dr. Hughes, that the de. ceased committed suicide, the coroner's jury returned a verdict of death by ac cident. Funeral services were con ducted by Rev. John Snyder, of the Unitarian church. Liquor IHspennarlea Favorad. Topeka, Kan., Jan. 4. The ultra prohibitionists who will hold a state mass meeting here January 13 and 19 have taken up the state dispensary method of regulating the liquor traffic. The proposition as now outlined in cludes a demand that liquor selling contrary to the proposed new law be made a felony, and there be one dis pensary for every 10,000 people, or 140 for the entire state, each county to have at least one. RAILROAD LOSSES. Transportation Linn Have SoftVred fron. the Oenensl Depression. . t Chicago, "Jan. 4,-The year Just closed has been one of disappointment and losses in all lines of business, aaya tbe Railway Age, and as the railroads cannot prosper when other interests suffer they have painfully reflected the general.depression. Compared indeed with" either 1894, 1893 or 1892, the 'record of 1890 is favorable, although at the best it is still bad-enough, for it shows that during last year 84 roads, with 6.441 miles of lints ind a bond and stock capitaliza tion cf about $275,600,000. joined the list of railways operated by receivers. The five years of financial trouble com mencing with 1 of bankruptcies of he precedin inftinat brie,'' n . ers,. with L2 9 si' W record If aaaaan-i MISSISSIPPI MATTERS. v NUMBER 8. r'1' T "jft Ti ilT havf been KAl'Kl. . ... - Wiles, or 30 per cent, of i')Odre nrM. ent mileage of the Unite , Jtates, and a realization represerOing over $179, uoo.ooy, or about 30 per cent, of the bonds and stock of our entire railway system to-day. These ore appalllnir figures. Certainly no other form of business investment has suffered such loss as the railways within the past few years, in is'.m no less than 58 road were sold fortheircreditors. represent ing 13,730 miles of linep, and the euor mous capitalization of $1,150,000,000. TREASURY BALANCE SHEET. Receipts for December Were S6S1.000 In Kxeesa or Eipenditnreii. Washington, January 4. The treas. ury balance sheet for December show an excess of receipts over exoenditures 01 5i,ooo. This is explained bv the fact that the December disbursements each year are below the average. Th deficit for the six months just closed ii 839,295,732, against $'.5,327,723 for the corresponding period of last year. Th receipts for the six months were, In round numbers, $157,500,000, and the disbursements $190,800,000. Compared wiin tne same period of 1895 there was a falling off in receipts 01 jio,oui),o'j and an increase in expenditures of $14,000,000. The available cash balance is reported at :J27,015,461, of which nearly $137, 000, 000 is gold. One year ago the avail able balance was $177,000,000, of which less than $04,000,000 were gold. There will be an unusually large deficit the coining month, resulting from in creased expenditures, which will in elude largo payments on account of interest nnd the disbursement of sev- ral millions in oavment of the ma. tnrcd bonds of the Pacific railroads. SLID INTO THE RIVER. A Railroad Truck Near St. Louis otves Way wicn ratal Kesuns. St. Louis, Jan. 4. Three trainmen were instantly killed and 14 cars of freight hurled into the Missouri river in a wreck that took place on the Mis soun Pacific railroad line at New Haven, u station 64 miles west of this city, at two o'clock yesterday morn ing. The cause of the wreck, as nearly as can ne learned from the officials. was a landslide, caused bv the heavv hmrt . u.e. ..- - running water and was left without support, It gave way under the train nd roadbed, track and tram went into the river. The tracks at that point lie along the river bank, and the water that had gathered on the bluff above ran down on the track. The bodies of Engineer Homer Evans, Fire man Henry Hookup and Brakeman J. E. McQueen, all of whom were from this city, were all recovered during the afternoon. The other trainmen es caped with slight injuries. WORK OF A TRAITOR. J 'ft. Nothing-In the Report. : 'yFrtendt ff Senator George in this B i ay tnere w nothing in tbe report ...atj from Washington to the effect ths.nje would probably soon resign. This re port stated that he would resign oa ac count Of III health, and thaM.'-r tbe same reason bo had so far fat .put in an appearanco at Washingyij'hose most intimately acquaints. - ub Sen st r Georgo assert that bis health Is as' good as it has been for several years, and tbat.he has not been to Washing., ton up to this time owing to tbe condi tion of his wife. Herbeajth is known to. have been wratoaed i for several at hard tirrbf p". .fV,i"iot i MT.Mw.-vaasvraswoyjio sniw there would. -W''tl lmptnaBt, busi ness transc4ntir after Jn9 holidays and on aVtcJ&Jt ot MrA'"rjgeIJkealth decided not to attend, tbseseings of the Senate till aeW'taat'titae.' If Sen ator George conteflralstes-resignlng any time in the near futV his most inti mate friends are not advised of the fact. T. M. Henry in Commercial Appeal ' 15 'receiv- Waiting the Advent of McKlnley, Washington, Jan. 4. The wires are already laid to annex Hawaii during the McKinley administration. The New England senators are alert and the Hawaiian oligarchy is active. The annexation element in Hawaii looked upon the republican victory in Noveru ber as opening the doors for admission to the union. They are not asking to come in as a state, but will be satisfied with a territorial form of government to start with. -7 r 1 " - A Steamer Carrying Supplies to the ('aliens Is fc'ouudered. Jacksonville, Flu., Jan. 4. The steamer Commodore, which cleared oai this port for Cionfuegos, Cuba, on Tuesday, with a corjo of arms and ammunition, foundered off New Smyrna ut un early hour Saturday morning. Seventeen meu accounted for out of the 28 on the Cuban filibus terers Commodore, is the record hero Sunday night, with a slight chance of seven mere yet alive. One of the Burvivars gives these details: "The tug sank at seven o clock Saturday morn ing, 20 miles off New Smyrna. All the Americans on board remained till tbe last moment. A traitor in Spanish pay was the cause of the leak. The leak was discovered at about three a. m. The pumps would not work long, though they did good service for a while. Finding that the water gained on us the captain called all hands, and the vessel was turned shoreward." THE PUBLIC DEBT. At the Close nf the Year It Was Sl.im, 149,901, Not Including Outstanding Motet and CertlHcatea. Washington, Jon. 4. The monthly treasury statement of the public debt Issued shows the debt on December 31, less cash in the treasury, to have been $992,929,582, a decrease for the month of $3,839,577. The decrease is account- I -fetttor by an increase of $2,963,281 in -CXtLtj, tnfl amount 0f CBgn in the treasury. WonTiV "Flying Dutchman" WotCy' Washington, Jan. 4. About 7,000 people witnessed the closing struggle of the great six days' international bicycle race Saturday night, The men finished In the same order that they have maintained during the last four days, with Waller, "the big Flying Dutchman," heading the line v,i laps ahead of Harry Maddox, of Asbnry Park. The official score, as finally an nounced, stood as follows: Waller, 874 miles 3 laps; Maddox, 874 miles 3 laps; Ashinger, 673 miles 7 laps; Lawson, 871 miles 10 laps; Hunter, 871 miles 10 laps; Foster, 870 miles 10 laps. tJulrersal Postal Convention. -Washington, Jan. 4. The govern ments of Egypt, Venezuela, Switzer land and Mexico, with France and Rueala, heretofore announced, have signified to this government their in tention to be represented at the uni versal postal convention next May. The Colored Mais Wos. St. Loch, Jan. 4. F. Hart, tbe Chi cago colored athlete, won the six-day boel-and-toe walking ma ton that ended at miduight last night The score .Ui'd: Hart, 3C3 miles 7 Isp-.; Hear ere partly dettroyea by fir. on tb.4sl. BdiWJ 8tphu ft mlUti Um, $100,000. . :' - VJy,S7lJJ3SE,nr" ; The Increase in the cash was the result of the recent sale of first mortgage Pa cillo railroad bonds belonging to the Central Pacific sinking fund. The debt is recapitulated as follows: Interest-bearing debt, $847,304,690; debt on which interest has ceased since ma turity, $1,383,070; debt bearing no in terest. $372,602,201. Total, $1,221,249, 901. This amount, however, does not include $580,609,573 in certificates and treasury notes outstanding, offset by an equal amount of cash in the treasury. An Omaha Hank Suspends. Ohaiia, Neb., Jan. 4. The Omaha Savings bank failed to open for busi ness Saturday. r,x-r-enator Man dcrson is president of the bank and J. E. Wilbur is cashier. The bank was established in 1882. Six months ago its deposits were $1,800,000, but with drawals have reduced them to $903,000. The face value of the assets almost reaches $1,100,000 and the capital and surplus . are $185,000. The stock holders are men of means and will give tho. necessary bond to secure the ap pointment of a receiver of their own selection and pay all depositors In in stullmenta. Money Coined In December. Washington. Jan. 4 The monthly coinage . statement shows tbe total coinage at the mints of the United States durhiff Iteoember. 1R94, to have been $7,017,419, of which $4,363,108 was gold, (3.351,068 silver, and $102,266 minor coins. Of the silver coined $V 700,000 was fai standard dollars. - Wall raid for Their Effort. Bknton, Tex., Jan. 4. The store of B. B. BcynoldatNolaodville was bur glarised last night, the safe eraeked WllU UjuautiU aud $",.'00 ia JUOHcJ taken, a'no notes and valuable paper. Valueaf Penitentiary Property. M Jaokstdh, Dec. 31. The committee ap- point! to appraise tbe property belong- ing-to-th penitentiary haaeompleted its-wcu-k and filed its report with the olerk of the board. Thisiommittee con sifted Of Col. B- J. Harming, Maj. N. W. llankstorUnd the warden. Tbe follow ing taAhr recapitulation by farms, in cluding the penlientrtry la this city and the real estate attached thereto: Fitidp walla. Including- real estate. . Oaajley plantation Sanjan plantation etaafut plantation liafoea plantation , Nogint plantation , Daoney plantation.. Dirlancv platitHtloir Nohle & saltord plantation pnaia piamauou- uanaoipt $1.11, iks ti . 4I.SM 7 . in.wn ss , 44.SIT 71 . 6.S40 T4 . 12.IMS 10 . 22I1S M 7,4:!! 86 1,370 M 7.414 47 , 7.M2 II 4,425 74 9,207 61 4,112 69 He on th Lookout for Illm. Charles Strickland, colored, who mur dered Col. E. Thompson on December 13, near Bed Banks, is still at large, though energetic efforts have been made to find him. Sheriff Mullins of Mar shall county has offered $400 for his ar rest. StricklauJ, who was regarded as a bad negro even before tho killing, is described as about 6 feet in height, weighs probably 175 pounds, well pro portioned; is about 35 years old, of a dark gingercako color; Las thin mus tache, large oyes and mouth, thick lips, large nostrils, right little finger crooked or bent from injury, and right wrist stiff; has a peculiar walk, toes turn out when standing or walking. He Is a pro fessional crap shooter, and was raised in Fayette county, Tenn., near Somervllle. J. F. Brown Manufacturing Company. Aberdeen, Jan. 4. Tho charter of In corporation of the J. F, Brown Manu facturing Company has been received from Jackson, for the manufacture and repair of all kinds of wagons, buggies, carts, surreys, etc. Their building will be enlarged at once, and this adds another Important industry for Aber deen. The authorized capital of the company is $50,000. The following of ficers were olected to serve this year: T. S. Cunningham, president; John K. Young, secretary and troasuror; direc tors, T. S. Cunningham, J. E. Young, M. Brown, A. J. Browr, J. F. Brown. Tragedy Near Forest. Forest, Jan. 4. Out in the countrv. about six miles, yesterday, a negro by the namo of Henry Barnett went to the house of Tom Goss, a white man, who lived about a quartor of a milo from Barnett's, for his wife, who had gone there to get some milk. Barnett be haved in a very disropectful manner in ordering his wife home and used ob- ittdolph iHuntaf ton! ." " ' ' ' ' " " Wscoe & t peaks plantation Mcott plantation..., Blene plantation VJS. .. .....;....s7,ati6 a Tbfs Inventory does not Include $56, 293.93 in cash on hand belonging to the penitentiary derived from the sale of cotton of this year's crop. Among the larger items on the list .aw :,470 bales of cotton, 60,000 bushels of corn, 1,200 tons of cotton seed, 200,000 bundles of fodder, 6,000 tons of hay. 3.000 bushels of sweet potatoes, 1,000 bushels of peas, 200 mules, 50 brood mares, 12 colts, 100 or more bead of cattle and a largo num ber of hogs and pigs. From this statement it will be seen that the penitentiary is a paying insti tution and annually bfings in a good sum of money to the State above ex penses. It is estimated that the net profits for tbe present year will bo something like $00,000. When the pro ject was first being discussed there were many who doubted whether that sys tem could be made self-sustaining. It has never from the first year failed to produce more money than tho cost of maintaining the convicts. The system is no longor an experiment It has long since passed beyond that stage. T. M. Henry in Commercial Appeal. Interesting Statistics The West Point Forum has compiled the following interesting data relative to Mississippi: "ihe area of Mississippi is 40,910 square miles, or 29,058,400 acres. The acres used as farm lands and number of farms since 18G0 are: "1860 Number of farms, 42,840; num ber of acres, 15,840,000; in cultivation, ,0b5,000; average size of farms, 370 acres. "18T0 Number of farms, 68,023; num ber of acres, 13,129,000; in cultivation, 4,2vu,uou; average size of farms, 193 acres. "18S0 Number of farms, 101,77: number of acres, 15,845,402; in cultiva tion, 6,217,0o7; avorage size of farms, 156 acres. "1890 Number of farms, 144,318; num ber of acres, 17,572,457: in cultivation, 0,849,390; average size of farms, 122 acres. "The population ot the State in 1800 was 791,305, which bad increased in 1390 to 1,280,600." SOUTHERN CLEANING! family. Goss' son, about 18 years old, proceeded to use a chair on Barnett, an wbilo they were scuffling Goff got hi gun. Barnett run, when Goss fired and killed blm Instantly. Goss gave him- self up and is now in custody. Itald on Blind Tigers. Revenue Officers Cross and Anderson made a successful raid recently into the blind tiger soction of Pontotoc county, 1 bey captured two illicit stills and do stroyed more than 4,000 gallons of beer. One of tho stiUs captured was the largest ever surprised in the State, its capacity being twonty-flve gallons. Both were located on Indian Creek, about twenty miles from Pontotoc. Restored to Health. Hon. G. D. Shands, professor of law in the University of Mississippi, has returned from bis trip snd rosumed his duties at tbe university. Tbe trip was taken to enable Prof. Shands to recover from a slight indisposition. He bas at no time boon in a serious condition and bis friends throughout tbe State will be rejoiced to learn that he bas returned entirely restored. Trglng the Governor to Pardon. Several delegations have been before tbe govornor during tbe past few days urging him to pardon Charles Tagger t. He also has numerous petitions asking the samo thing. Taggert and John Smith, it will be remembered, killed Joseph Cook at Scranton a few years ago. bo far the governor has not acted in the matter. Light Criminal Docket. The criminal term of the circuit court of Washington county convened on Monday, Judge F. A. Montgomery pre siding, inero are twenty-one men bargod with crime In the county jail awaiting trial, mostly negroes. The criminal docket Is comparatively light It ''3v to lt robbers. Tomatoes on December X5. The Sardls Reporter says that "toma toes at breakfast Christmas morning is an unusual luxury," but states tbat tbe editor has bad them on his table every Christmas morning for quite a number of ypars. They were furnished by W, F. Fluaett, whom it announces under stands raising and keeping tomatoes bettor than any one It knows of. Lea County In Good Shape. Lee county is in better condition than at any time sinoe tbe war. There is more meat, more corn and more of everything required to make a people contented than at any period since that time. Nearly all tbe farmers have their smokehouses supplied with enough meat to run them for tbe year and their corn oribs are full of corn. Tbe highest prioe paid for pork in Tupelo during tbe present season was 4 cents per pound, and tbe bulk of it soldat Scents. Lee county annually ships large quan tities ot corn to other States. Storekeeper Assassinated. One night last week thieves attempted to enter the store of J. N. Roberts at Artesia. Mr. John Roberts, who alept Id the stor, bsd not retlreJ, but was up reading, when he heard some one trying to enter tbe house. Going to the win dow be saw two men and fired both bar rels of hit ihot gun. Not knowing whether be had; killed tbe men or not, he started off to gnt assistance. Just as he loft tbe house he was shot by one of the robbers and died within forty mla ntrs. ! is t'locght t?ja s-ssiMlnatlon U the worV of tramps. (bare were fit teea Va i - - " - -. -j The McHenry Banner, published in Harrison county, says: "This section is the place of all oth ers for tbo dairyman, the cost of keep ing cows being reduced to a minimum, while dairy products command good prices. There is not an acre of land In tho county that requires Irrigation to make productive, and the rainfall is ample for all purposes. Truck farming is profitable In all sections of tbe coun ty because of tho variety of products that can be grown, and tbe nearness to the best markets. This sun-kissed sec tion is the land of cotton, figs, oranges, olives, bananas, as well as other products grown in higher latitudes. Sugar cane thrives here and develops fully as In the bottom lands, if properly fertil ized and cultivated. The methods of converting the cane into molasses or sugar are crude, and lack of proper facilities is tbe only drawback to a gen eral development ot tbe industry." County Superintendents' Association. At a meeting of the County Superin tendents Association at Jackson last week a resolution was adopted declaring that tbo salaries of county superintend ents should be fixed on a basis of 20 cents por educable child in each county, with a minimum of $800 and a maximum of 81,200 per annum, and tbe governor was memorialized to embody tbe ques tion of school legislation in his next call for the meeting of the legislature. Tbe association declared in favor of a reformatory for juvenile criminals; also for a journal devoted to education. Mississippi Not Behind. The Railroad Age publishes the num ber of miles of railroad built in the Southern States during 1896, from whioh it appears that Mississippi is well to the front: Maryland 17, West Virginia 19, North Carolina 27, South Carolina 9. Georgia 67X, Florida 80, Alabama 20, Mississippi 00d", Louisiana 87,', Texas 77', Arkansas 91, Kentucky 17. T. M. Henry in Commercial Appoal. Death of an Old Railroad Man. A. J, Stallangs, one of the oldest em ployees of tbe Illinois Central railroad, died at Water Valley last week, aged 77 years. Ever slnco the completion ot the Illinois Central railroad to Water Valley, in 18G8, be bas been a faithful and honored employee. The Mary Holmes Seminary. The Mary Holmes Seminary, at West Point, established for the literary and industrial education of colored girls, bas been completed and was opened last with a very good attendance. The ex ercises were of an interesting nature, and the pastors of West .Point, white and colored, delivered appropriate ad dresses. Tbe building has a frontage of about 200 leot and is four stories high. It bas every convenience ot modern ed ucational buildings. The faculty ia well selected and able. An immense crowd attended tbe opening. Relieved by Death. Isato Jennings, an old and greatly es teemed oitlzen ot Water Valley, died last week at the age ot T3 years, after having suZared from dropsy ot tie heart for tbe past eight month. lUrlvsl at Water Valley. . A great revival 1 being conducted at Water Valley by Sev. J. A. Bowen, as sisted by Revs. T, B. Giffori and II. a Moorebead of Water and W. M. Mcin tosh of Grenada. .. , v nj,-t 1 . srr Commercial Bank, trims, Ala. Tbe Commercial V , k of Selma, Ala.,1 failed to open its doors the other day. Tbe Commercial' was established' In , 1880 and has a paid up capital of $300, 000, and undivided profit of $50,000. The w'ev York correspondent is the American Exchange national and the Chicago correspondent the First na tional. K. M. Nelson, president of the Commercial, is well known in Alabama 1' and has for many years been prominent-v f ', in financial circles, lie was regarded as a conservative banker. There are 4 two other banks in Selma, one a very " ' smalt flnnnMn TI,. 1 1. 1. . I . - rV t -t. V b.uw.1 vvuvv, u. auu viusr 19 vile Vi.y national bank, which is regarded as the most substantial institution of the state. - ' "Thai Same Old lonth." ' . i. The Washington Post takes no stock in the talk about a new south. . It says: "It is the same old eonth,"eher ishing the same old patriotic purpose, -loving the country, jealous of its dig nity aud honor, ready to die or suffer for it always. It is in the south that the language, the Ideas and tbe prac tices of the American fathers find their most perfect preservation. It is in the south that anarchy and other foreign teachings ot social agitation have re ceived the least encouragement. It is to tiie south that the country some day will have to look for the protec tion oi our social and political institu tions." Shot Himself in a Church. George A. Wilklns. vice-president of the Commercial bank at Selma, Ala.. which recently assigned, committed suicide by shooting through the head, after spending the night alone and in darkness in a church. He was treas urer of the Episcopal diocese of Ala bama, of St. Paul's parish, of the St. Andrew's brotherhood, of the odd fel lows and of the Young Men's Christian association. Moro or less funds be longing to each of these offices were deposited in the bank when the crash came. Looks Like a Dark Crime. Wright Crawford disappeared from his home, near Selma, Ala., In com pany with Pig Newell, whom he had accused of larceny. Newell returned with blood on his clothes, it is alleged, which he said came from a rabbit he had killed. Crawford's shoes, trouser buttons and suspender buckles were found in the ashes ot a brush heap the other day, together with charred hu man boues. 'Jt Tennessee Phosphate Beds. It is estimated that there are 8,800 square miles of territory in Tennessee covered with phosphate beds, and the total value of this vast tract is $5,976, 000,000. There are 46,500 square miles of territory in the state, end yet the estimated value of this newly-discovered end enormously-rich ter- ritory exceeds that of the whole . -commonwealth by more than half. ' Brothers' Fatal Fight. Isaac Johnson, aged 28, and James Johnson, aged 17, brothers, of Chero- L-mwymnt" fit, rims tj lllnu-. In winch should take a young woman of the neighborhood to a party. The older knocked the younger down aud the fall broke the latter's neck. The coroners jury found the facts as stated, but rendered no opinion as to tne character of the crime. Weary of the World. W. M. Bing, a prominent farmer eight miles from Rome, Ga., committed suicide the other day. He told his wife he was tired of life and was go ing to kill himself. She ran, calling her brother, and while she was away Bing swallowed three ounces of laud anum. He sank into a stupor, from which he never awoke. Well-Knuwn Shaker Minister. Bev. Thomas Macrae, one ot-th best-knowu Shaker ministers oT.the south, died at Shaketovvn, near Bowl ing Green, Ky., aged 6a. lie came from North Carolina, being a member of a distinguished family. A brother is judge of the appellate court of North Carolina. Woman Summoned ae a Jnror. Through a mistake Mjss Opal E. Reynolds, of Louisville, Ky., was sum moned as a juror. She - was much abashed, aud told the deputy she did not believe her mother would let her serve. v. Burglars Turn Wtfr'derers. The store of Mr. J.' N? Roberts, one of the most promising-merchants ot the thriving little 4owu of Artesia, near Columbus, Miss., was entered, and his brother, John Roberts, shot dead. Notice or Contest. Dr. Gratiou 11. Sunve, lute populist candidate for congress iu the Ninth Alabama district, has served notice upon Congressman-elect Oscar li. Un derwood (iteiu.) that he will coutesL Htarted Two Farnaees. The Dayton (Teun.) Coal and Iron Co. celebrated the New Year by blow lug two furnaces at Dayton, which had been out of blast tor some time. Death Caused liy La tirlppe. Dr, W. M. Bagley, promluent physi cian and druggist, died ut Greenville, Miss., ot la grippe. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias and Elks. A Hotel Man Murdered. Capt. II. P. Miller, proprietor of the Southern Pacific hotel ot Milan, Tenn., well known throughout the south, was murdered by uukuown parties. Old Bourbon Ills Winding Sheet, Charles Bramlett, aged 60, Hied at Cynthiana, Ky., recently, aud was buried in a stone eotiiu into which a barrel Of Bourbon was poured. Uutter-Olsh Factory Bnrned. The Chattanooga (Tenn.) butter-dish factory burned to the ground, the building, machtuery and 200,000 fin ished diBhes being destroyed. Reward for Train Kubbera. Railroad managers offered alio.ooo reward for the capture of th fiends ' that wrecked the train on the Cabawbo river bridge, iu Alabama. An Kuglueer kUUed. On tbe Central Georgia, neir EJam ville Ala., an axel broke and an engine ' was toppled over, killing Engineer v H'SSlnr. ff flr!fWn, G'. - '; A Uaagaroaa Bad. . Soox Anderson, a farmer, visited - Piedmont, Ala., walked down the rail way tract, laid down and went to Ib..-.-H waa killed. ' ' -.' Fatai In x at let T - . John Rich, eo)'J' "