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NUMRER Ifi. VOLUME UI. MACON, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1002. nno it5 iJjLJJJ MACOE v Capt. Sii fidwnrd Chichester, who totmiiandcd the British squadron at Maniiu during the Spanish-American War, has been made an admiral. The Tribnna announces that the members of the American colony in Rome hnvo decided to prricnt statues Of Longfellow and Iluwtlir.rne to that city. ' The- American colony in Berlin turned on), on t lie night of the 14th, in large numbers, to utlend a min strel show given by 40 Aincriean mu sical students for the benefit of the girl's club. ; A census of the unemployed in Ber lin, taken on the 2:1, indicates that, o far as the count has proceeded, there are 711,000 persons totally with out employment, and about 40,000 tially unemployed. i, , . '.j - 3en, Egbert Brown, who was In ijmmand of the Union troops at Brazos, Tex., in the last battle of the tivil war, fought after peace had been declared, died, on the 11th, at W'estplains, Mo., aged M years. Ifc,- The navy department received a sin.cablegrnni from Uear-Adiniral Kodg ers, at Cavite, on the lilt h, announcing escthat Serjeant B. MeSwiney, of the C()rinartne corps, was killed in notion at :y Bulangiga, Sanuir, ou the 3d inst. silf,; An agreement has been reached bj wc. which' the liltin, or provincial duties, is now collected by the provisional gov s' erument in China, will, on the disso :Iutioi of that outhority, revert to j the control of the foreign customs. Washington fiill, for many yenrs .' engineer of liiidiiiHind, Va., ami later a, superintendent, of construction of the ip, bridge across the Missouri river at iir ,Bt. Charles, Mo., died at his home In Kansas City, Mo., aged S!l years. hrs- An increase of the salary of th "if: minister to Persia, from $."j.000 to c! $7,000 lias been recommended by the ., (senate committee on foreign reln s"f tions.: The lsost is said to be one '"' tf the most expensive in the diplo matic service. Thtf Kingston (.Jamaica) Daily Tel Sif fBTaph gives proiiiincnce to a report, circulating in ollicial circles there, that an American syndicate is mnk- jlfMntr tentative Iiif uivy with the view si of acquiring control of the Jamaica 'government railroad. Genu Maximo Gomez arrived nt San ftlPr;llu Cuba, on the 10th, on hiss '4vvay tk Santo Domingo. He vyis given ,' great demonstration. A large crowd nj(!hau. assembled, with bauds of mil--ic. The municipal police and fire men also turned out to welcome him f.Vf!ninli,!iii.li- ll,,f li-Tileke,. nf alvation army took the oath of al if liegiuuce as a ciu.cn oi ine ciuicii ;,ptaies in .ew lorw city on tne i.iin l, . i . X- X' .,. .... . . I'Ee said that he was already halt ;AmerieiiTi, as his ancestors were Vir 4 iginians, and he had long since adopt this as his country. '4: ' . 5 ( Thirty-Two Japanese laborers, im AA'borted from Wyoming and Californii. v f py the Victor Fuel Co., to work in (hauler coal mine at Coal 'jjUCreek, Col., arrived there on the 11th $j lAll .the miners employed there went 'Atou strike as a protest against the poti-on of the company. I';. . : T- Bi'iggs, cashier of the Xebrn .jisti-Jm State Hank of West Point, N'eh 1;?-y,c"ed 'jpn a Burlington train near Me- t<rynVi on the lit li. Briggs was ideal i XS&JtaTwith state, politics for years and Iras a man of considerable wealth tfHo Whs on his way to Boulder, Col "tor the benefit of his health. Commissioner of Indian Affairs m Jones has given formal notice that iihe'.ilew leases of the 40,000 acres o iW Kiowa Indian lands in Oklahoma i'3 J&ordering on Texas, will take effect pgSprill 1, as originally proposed. An ,. hffori had been made to have the j pate jiostponed some months. J, King Kdwnrd and Queen Alexandra "E"'lrince and Princess Charles of Den ;inark and Princess Victoria occupied " - box, on the night of the 14lh, at .the performance of "Arizona nt the delphi theater. London. King hit ward expressed himself as greatly ft Vjpleased with the performance. if VI The Berlin foreign office, on the !?iS3th, pronounced incorrect the state jpient cabled thence that (iermany is t jbrt the point of presenting an ulti tnntlim to Venezuela, uii ine con ttrary, the outlook is improving, and V Iriendly settlement, oi ine nie- S,lons in dispute is most probable , I At a meeting of the Moreoni wire- )K Jess Telegraph Co., in London, on the liltc:jj2th, it was announced that, the dl freuwrs of too company nan msmi he life of Mr. Marconi for iro,ooo. t nn also reported that the l.loyd Iliad exclusively adopted ihe Marconi Sfcystcro in eo:uiectii.n witn their sig p.joi 1 stations. Illc j At Detroit, on the loth, Cashic Frank C. Andrews was placed imdc Brrest on a warrnnt charging him Ki' Iwith taking over a million dollar! Ffrom the City savings, bank without iho, authorizntion of the directors, M i Ho was arrested in the office of the , -!''-ni.tA t . i .....,:.r,.i ,,,1 ,n. .ito-ueitsed on $10,000 bail. i'.ilf!" - sV; Judgment by default for $20,000 ineninst Prince Kuiwha. the second v " .... son of the king of Corea, was enterc & bv Chief .lust ice Bingham, in tha ci circuit court for the. District of Co je' lumbia, on the 14th. The plaintifTs """Jare AVoltt B.'os. fe Co., of New York ',"' citv and I'hiladidphia, who sued on k1"!i promissory note made by the prince vivlff The Industrial council of Vienna resolved, after a long debate, on the 'i!''Hl2th, to postpone a decision on the p .'reports of the various committees lit''; appointed to consider the best means of meeting American competition un S)iiX I European commercial politics - -j J orystahVe sullieient I.' to indicate the '"ImoRt effective method foi meeting 1 . 'hat competition. 4 I . lieports from Willemstad, Island ".r'.roa. on the Kith, said: "It i Sii' reporfed here that the Venezuelan S r'iinMirgelits who had concentrated ou 33. J I-..',. . unit lii,l' I SSCO Wit ftoiilief of Tachiru and are UHniuj rpn Ban Cristobal. TOPICS OF THE DAY. HEWS FEOM EVESYVKEEE. FIFTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS. In the senate, on the lOlh, consideration nf ihe I'hilli.plne larlir bill o-i-iiil.-d the enllic sessliin. Mr. Turner (Wash.) con-ci'!iU-t tiis peeili, bcRiin on tlie 7th. on the. leeul ph:ise of the ijuesllon. Mr. Tell er H'.. 1 olnahu-il the lloor, but almost Imim -iliiitelv requested that he be allowed to continue his address on the 11th. ...Ju the house general debate on the oleomar garine, bill occupied the day nnd was Umilly concluded, a larite number ot acmhers speaking upon the measure. In the senate, on the 11th, a Joint reso lution was phssmI submlUhiB a constltu ttomil amendment changing the time of presidential Inauguration and the termin ation and commencement of congress from the fourth of March to the last Thursday in April. The remainder of the day was taken up by a lively debate on tho Philip margarine bill being under consideration, nine tariff bill. ...In tho house. th oleo- feveral committee amendments were opted chanelnir the phraseology or tne bill, and in committee of the whole. where no necoont of the voto is taken. two amendments, particularly obnoxious I to the friends of tho bill were passed. In tho senate, on the Uth. with the ex ception of a sharp clash between Messrs. ei i n f! ami rnttcrsou over tne question ui Inditing representatives nf the press to the investigation of the Philippine tariff bill In the senate, the day was very quiet, the investigation proceeding without not able Incidents... .In the house the oleo margarine bill was Massed without divi sion on the filial nnssaue. tho real test of strength having been made on the mo rn to recommit, which was detealeu ny majority of 31. Two other bills, which ad been before congress for 28 years, to rel'.-r certain claims for additional com pensation bv the builders of certain moni tors during the civil war to the court ol claims, were passed. In the senate, on the nth. the discussion of the Philippine tariff bill was contin ued. Mr. Teller (Col.) concluding his speech. In which he made the remarka ble statement that "he would prefer that lids government Bhoukl withdraw abso lutely and without condition from tha archipelago than thnt the present war should continue." Mr Mitchell (Ore.) poko in support of his amendment to re duce the tariff duties upon Philippine products 50 per cent In tho house two bills uf general Importance were passed, the remainder of the time being devoted to minor business. (Ine is to compensate confederatn soldiers for private property aken from them nfier surrender; the other confers on the Spanish claims com mission authority to send for papers and persons and to punish for contempt. In the senate, on the 14th, a large num ber of private bills were disposed of. The bill creating ft permanent census bureau was under consideration for a time. Tho subject of clerical employment in the sen- ate and tho charges of extravagance were eferred to a committee for investigation and report. The death of Representative Uroslus, of Pennsylvania, was announced, and after the usual resolutions and eulo gies, tho senate, as a further murk of re spect, adjourned. ...In the house 125 prl- ite pension tails were passed in :i min utes. Tho monotony of a private bill day was enlivened by a sjieeuh on alleged llunUyisui by Mr. Wheeler (Ky.) which 1 forth severe criticisms from leading members of the house. PERSONAL AND GENERAL. Mrs. I i ii rum h Ward, an eccentric .ild ludv, died suddenly at Van Huron, rk. lielu jives who knew she had money about the place found $1,'0 tied In rugs on top of an old safe. She had her silverware lying under her bed covered with dust and ns'-es. Dr. Leonel de Pcan, a proiniu,nl Cuban physician, now in this country. ivs Hint when hstruda Palinti, the newly-chosen president of Cuba. lands in (be island there will immediately fidlow a revolution between the w biles and the blacks. A sensational pitched battle, witli pistols, occurred at liichmond, !y., on the Pith, as the result, of which Leslie Kslill and Shellon Chambers were mortally wounded, .lini Kstill, a brother of Leslie, also participated the battle, but managed to escape unhurt. The Kansas state agricultural col lege is overwhelmed wilh demands from western Kansas for prairie dog poison. Une western Kansas county ordered a hundred half-gallon cans capable of poisoning 1,001) to 1,200 dog families each. Five thousand laborers on the docks at Suestc, Hungary, struck, on the bull, in sympathy with the Hre men employed by the Lloyd Austria company who were out. Several ml lisonii with the police occurred nnd numerous arrests followed. Troops finally arrived there to maintain or der. The Italian government, has appro- printed 110.000 for t he purchase of nil Italian embassy at Washington. A dispatch from St. Petersburg, on the Pith, said: "Count Tolstoi im proved to-day, but his condition is still precarious." I'he first American blast furnace in (iermany with an automatic eharg apparatus has been started in Si lesia. The city council of B-es Moines, la., on the Pith, decided to close nil churches and theaters nnd to prohib it all public gatherings until tlie smallpox epidemic shall have abated. Seven men were killed and at least fourteen were seriously injured, on the 14th, by a huge boulder, weigh ing 15 tons, crashing into the en boose of a work train on the Choc tow, Oklahoma & Cinlf railroad, 20 wiles west, of Little Kock, Ark. : Sir Archibald Mibnan, formerly clerk of the British house of com mons, died in London on the 14th. T'e had been in tho service of the bonne from 18"7 until recently. The statement of the treasury bal ances in tlie general fund, exclusive of the $150,000,000 gold reserve in the divit.ion of redemption, issued on the. l 'dh, showed: Available cash balance, $)74,40S,734; gold, $,S7,:ielj,55". On the 14th It. O. Dun & Co., of New Vork, reported: "Failures for the week numbered 240 in the United States, against 257 last, year, and in Canada 3:1, against 40 last year." A dispatch to a London news agen ev from St. Petersburg announces that the large town of Shaninka, Traits-Caucasus, has been destroyed bv an enrtlHiunke. No details of the disaster have been received. A Constantinople dispatch to the Iieuter Telegram Co., London, on the 14th, said that Miss Stones ransom had Wen paid and that ter release was expected nt any moment. Mrs. Kate Voepcl, a widow, wan murdered in her apartment in Christopher idreet, New York, on the lttli. She was found dead by her vounir son. There were 18 knife thrusts in her body, and a disordered blood-marked room told of a desper ate struggle before the woman gave II o. Marconi's Inurels are In danger of being stolon. A society has just been formed in Paris for the commercial exploit nt ion of wireless telegraphy The promoters say that it will be im possible for Marcoal to patent his system there. DEVOURED BY CANNIBALS. Twenty-I'lve or a French Scientific 1'ar.! MaRUvreed and Are Mounted and Katen. Paris, Feb. 17. La Patria pub lishes a letter received from its cor respondent, ii. Kotiyer, a survivor of the massacre of a French scientific mission, by cannibals at Sileraka, New Guinea, January 1. M. Rouyer related that the yacht Salvatti, wilh the mission on board, had anchored off the ooast of New Guinea, and that several of the explorers landed. After an apparently friendly recep tion from the natives the latter treacherously attacked them during the night, murdering 25 of the party, including Baron Villars, Count de s Saint Homy and MM. Hagenbeck and Vries, and wounding 33, including the writer of the letter, M. Koyer, the chief of the mission and another Frenchman named Keiiuer. M. liouyer writes: "We were all sleeping peacefully when there was a great uproar, am we were attacked by hundreds of nar lives carrying torches. Several of us were felled to the ground with clubs, hatchets and spears. Others were ovurpowered, carried away and bound to trees. I was among this niimbor. I received a blow on the head from a club and fainted. When I recovered consciousness at five o'clock in the morning, I found luy- Belf tied hand and foot and surround ed by savuges who, believing me to be dead, were keeping me for them selves. I saw the body of Baron Villars near me bound to a tree. His body was naked, his head had been split open, his eyes had been gouged nut and his groin was horribly mu tilated. The Count de Saint Kciny had been decapitated and his head stuck on the end of a spear as a trophy. Sf. Hngciihcck was spitted on a bamboo and was being roasted over a fire. The savages were about to cut him up. I waited my fate. 1 was afraid to move. My head hurt me dreadfully. All around ine the ground was strewn with corpses. Suddenly a great clamor arose, fol lowed by a fusilade. I opened my eyes and saw Dr. Foriter and the re mainder of the mission from the yacht firing on the cannibals. 1 shouted and the rescuers ran to me and cut the bonds which bound me to the tree. The cannibals fled, leav ing 32 dead. The clothes of M. Veyes were found but his body was missing. He had evidently beendevouredby the savages during the night." ONLY MEANT FOR A HOAX, Hut Mm Publication In Clnimed to Have Injured the I'lilverHlty of the Mouth, Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 16.--A story ecentlv sent over the country to the fleet thnt Chancellor Wiggins and some members of the faculty of Ihe .'nivcrsity of the South had left Scwance because of unonymous notef from supposed mountaineers warn ing them to leave on pain of death, has drawn from the university au- orities a sliteinent in which they y the publication has done much injustice to the university and given in unfair and erroneous estimate ol the character of the people surround ing it. The statement continues: "The native population of the Cum berland plateau and in the valleysand oves near the university are on ernis of good feeling with the uni versity, nnd the country people are its friends. The single anonymous letter nicked up on the street ilarmed no one. The newspaper in which the sen sationnl article first, appeared has. in response to a request of the uni versify, given the source of its in formation, nnd it appears that it nine from persons who do not live in Scwance and who were simply per netrating a hoax or a joke, not ex pecting any publication to result." THE BRODIE RELIEF FUND. ItfiUetl to Secure Justice for a Ilrave snlillrr Who t'lnluiK lie AVa - I'nfiiirly Convicted. New York, Feb. 17. Mayor Egbert Seymour of llayonue was yesterday elected president of the Edwin It lirodie relief fund. Over one hun lied prominent residents of llayonnc were present at, a meeting, and committee wns appointed to consult Congressman McDermott.of New ,ler sey, as to the best means of obtain ing the release of lirodie, who is confined for life in the penitentiary nt Fort Leavenworth, Kits. lirodie, offer serving through the war with Spain, enlisted in Troop C, Third t'nited States cavalry, for service in the Philippines. He was mentioned for meritorious conduct in both Cuba and the Philippines. One night he and a man mimed Coffey, who is also serving a life sentence nt Fort Leavenworth, were -just out side the camp near Manila when a Filipino girl was shot and killed They were accused of the crime and convicted. lirodie claims that his trial was unfair. Flintier Threatened by Fire niifftt. Vinceiines, Ind., Feb. 17. At Wheat land, this county, there is a negro settlement. The negroes work for white farmers. All are quiet and in offensive, but there is n prejudic against them. The following no) ice signed "Fire Hugs," was received yesterday, and they have produced a sensation: "Notice is hereby given that any man who employs negro labor after the first day of March, or harbitfs leases or rents to any negro lands. their houses will be burned after the first day of April." Wemioln ami Woltunrnni Cuming: Paris, Feb. 17. The Temps, in an authorized note says that only Messrs. Wessels and Wolninrans, of the Boor delegates in Europe, have sailed for the I'nited States, and that Mr. Fischer remains in' Brussels. The note says that the journey of Wes sels and Wolmarans has nodiplomatic object; thnt it simply nppcarrd lies essnry that they enter into direct relations with the pro-Uoer commit tees In the I'nited States with a view to mutual understanding and organ uution. Mississippi NOTES OP PAST AND CURRENT EVUNTS. By KATE MARKHAM POWER. The Primary Kiection mu. I Among the most important measures before the Legislature last week was Ihe primary election bill, which was adopted by the Senate. The matter Is one of prime importance to our peo ple, and we re glad to be able to give our readers t-he explanation o tho hill by Its author, Hon. E. F. Noel, as ho gave it to tha aenato: The object of this bill Is to enable those who elect the ticket in tho fall to select for the summer, affording thsm every opportunity and safeguard in the selections that is provided for the election. In other words, it car ries into primary elections all of the safeguards and penalties found In the laws governing general elections. None except qualified electors are permitted to participate. The State Executive Committee of each party can add such additional restrictions as they may deem advisable. All primary elections are to be held on tho same day throughout the State, the date to be fixed by the State Executive Commit tee, not earlier than the 1st nor later than the 10th of August. County ex ecutive committees fill the functions of elective commissioners and appoint precinct officers and receive returns from them, canvass these returns, and declare the final result as to county and county district officers and send tabulated statements of the result as to State and district candidates to the district and State Executive Commit tees. If frauds are perpetrated they can be investigated by county execu tive committees and corrected. Dis trict and State Executive Committees have similar powers as to State and district candidates. State and district executive committees meet one week after the first primary and compile the voto. All candidates who receive majority of the popular vote are de clared to be nominees for their respect ive offices. When no candidate re ceives a majority of tin popular vote, if tho nno who receives the hiiihest i vote obtains a majority of the electoral vote he is declared the nominee. The electoral vote la determined by giving to each county doiiinc the representa tion It has In the House of Represent atives and dividing that representa tion between each candidate in propor tion to the actual vote cast in each county. If no candidate receives a ma jority, under either method, then the two candidates who receive the high est popular vote run the race over in a second primary election to he held three weeks after the first. Where county or county district candidates so agree in writing, filed with the execu tive committee, the first primary set tles the contest as to them. A State convention is to be held in the year 1!)U4 and every four years thereafter, to select delegates to a na tional convention and nominate presi dential electors. Each county is to have the same representation in the State convention as is hitherto pro vided, double its representation in the lower house of the Legislature. Dele gates to the State convention have to be chosen at a county convention composed of delegates selected from the different precincts. The State convention chooses three members of the State Executive Committee from each Congressional district, anJ the county convention three executive committeemen from each supervisors' district. Each county selects, in a way provided by its executive committee, its committee men on the congression al and judicial committees. County ex ecutive commiteess can nil all vacan cies for their respective counties on judicial and congressional executive committees. Executive committees are shorn of nearly all their powers, be ing almost restricted to receiving and compiling the vote of primary elec tions and of passing upon the question of fraud In the conduct of the elec tion. The election commissioners are required to meet on the third Mon day in July preceding each regular primary election, instead of October as now, and to then revise the registra tion and poll hooks for use In the pri mary as well as In the general elec tion. Each party shall bear the expense of its own primary election and can didates shall not be taxed with any ether charges, except thoso of print ing tickets and sending out ballot boxes and booths. Candidates for tttate and district offices shall not be assessed any mor In any county than ere county candidates for such ex penses. These are salient features of 'he bill, the other relating merely to letail. Nominees for district counties by Jonvention are entirely dispensed with. Under such mode of nomination each county has a representation in propor tion to its population, including ne groes. . While negroes aie disqualified from being electors, they are voted by representation against white peo ple under Btich a mode of nomination. A county having 10,000 whites and 30, 000 negroes under convention system has four times tho strength of another county having 10,000 whites and no negroes. The chief object of this law was to hold the white peoplo together by giving to each white man a fair op portunity of expressing his choice of candidates and of carrying that ex pression into full effect. The primal object of convention generally Is to Ignore the will and wish of the ma jority, and to carry Into effect ths de signs of the few who exercise control over such parties. The influence of such agencies, as well as tho negro representation Incidental to conven tions, is done away with entirely by the measure under consideration. The Lexington broom factory, an en terprise that has been In operation but a short while, Is so rushed wilh business that they are working day and nltht, and cannot even then keep Matters IP ! up with the orders. And still our peo- pie are slow to come to a realization of the fact that small factories are mighty good investments in tins coun try, 'i'he Slate ought to he full of them. The IteiliitrlotliiK Hill. The agony la over and the great State of Mississippi Is now divided Into eiKht districts, as follows: First Alcorn, Prentiss, Tishomingo, Lee, Itwaraba, Monroe, Lowndes, Ok tibbehi and Noxubee. Second Tallahatchie, Panola, Tate, DeSoto, Marshall, Lafayette, Union, Benton and Tippah. Third Tunica, Quitman, Coahoma, llolivar, Sunflower, Leflore, Holmes, WasniugtoIli Sharkey and Issaquena. Fourth Pontotoc, Chickasaw, Clay, Choctaw, Webster, Calhoun, Yalo busha, Grenada, Carroll, Montgomery and Attala. Fifth Winston, Kemper, Neshoba, Leake, Scott, Newton, Lauderdale, Clarke, Jasper and Smith. Sixth Simpson, Lawrence, Marlon, Pearl River, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Greene, Wayne, Jone3, Perry and Covington. Seventh Claiborne, Copiah, Lin coln, Jefferson, Franklin, Adams, Wilkinson, Amite and Pike. Eighth Warren, Yazoo, Hinds, Mad ison and Rankin. Some of the Senators and Repre sentatives were not greatly pleased with the general handing around, but, realizing that everybody could" not be perfectly suited, they took their medi cine bravely. In the Senate Warren alone protested, but protested vigor ously. Tho Minneapolis Times has this to say on a subject of interest to our peo ple: "It was only a little while ago that cotton seed was considered of no value. The present cotton seed industry, therefore, is all the more remarkable in its growth and extent. An old law of Mississippi of 1857 required all cot- ton seed to be removed or destroyed under penalty, while the throwing of cotton seed into a creek or stream was punishable by $200 fine. Thirteen years after this law was passed the census of 1S70 reported 2ti cotton seed oil mills. In 1SS0 the nurubet in creased to 45. In 1890 to 11!); while in 11)00 there were 357. Prior to the 1'JOO census, however, all establishments en gaged in refining cotton seed oil were counted. The K'OO census only (Mves those works that extract tho oil a fact which would alter the statistics as to increase. Years ago we exported almost ail our oil to foreign countries, but by 18H0 the commercial value of the oil for domestic purposes was well settled, and now about one-half of tha product is used for home consumption. The total value of all cotton seed prod ucts, oil, oil cake and meal, nulls and linters, was $42,411,835, which was certainly worth saving instead of float ing down stream to the Gulf or u the Atlantic." Died In Holly Springs, Miss., Jan uary 27, 1002, Col. F. A. Tyler, aged S!) years. 11 months. Col. Tyler was licensed to practice law in Yiclisbiirg as early as 1S35, and for several years he edited a paper also in ihe city, being at the time of his death perhaps the oldest editor in the State. Always a man of strong convict ions, and fearless in the expres sion of his principles, he made a repu tation extending beyond the limits of his Stale as a forcible writer, a deep thinker and a man of unswerving in tegrity in all the relations of life, pub lic and private. The leading men of the State were his familiar associates, and not one has been more esteemed than Col. Tyler. In his death one of the old "landmarks" has passed away. Few men of the old regime, so chival rous in spirit, so courteous in maimer, so sincere of speech, remain with us, and Mississippi is infinitely poorer be cause they have left us, just as she is infinitely richer because they were Mississippians and because their mem ory and th Influence of their lives will long sui me na a. oncn Dfttui, The discussion In the State press as to the course of Congressman John Sharpe Williams relative to his polit ical future was brought to a sudden stop last week when the distinguished Yazooan wired from Washington as follows: "Editor Clarion-Ledger Meridian Star reports that I am expected to move to that city to run for Congress, 1 shall not leave the friends of a life time and the graves of my family to run for an office. "John Shabpk Williams. All honor to the man, the gentleman and the Mississippian. A large part of our State was in fectcd with the carnival spirit last week, and those who had not the fun of celebrating at home (as haj? Natchez, McComb City and some of tin Coast cities) hied themselves away to New Orleans, Mobile or some other city where the Merry Monarch reigned su preme, and spent a few bright, care free days before the coming of Lenten days. And we are glad they did. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy; hence we rejoice when our peo ple manage to squeeze in a little play time. Onr Mississippi saw mills are doing a fine business with all parts of the world, and are shipping great quanti ties of lumber from the Gulf coast ports to such cities as Philadelphia Bridgeport, New York and Boston The exports to Cuba, Porto Rico and Mexico are increasing every month. and old Miiculppi in r.ipnl!)' iv.uiiim the high place that Is rightfully hers in the world's lumber trade. The longer we know it man tlie mor things we liiul out nhoutjiim that never hould hdve jmywted. 3W'unp'olU Nirwi. The past week has been one of much interest In lglslative circles at the capital, and as all eyes are turned In that direction at present, we feel that It will Interest our readers to give a brief resume of some of the matters of greatest importance. One of the leading features of the week was the passage by the Senate of the House bill appropriating $50,000 tn tha St. Louis Exposition and creating an exposition bureau consisting of tlie Governor and four other members (to be chosen by the Governor). This bu reau will appoint a commissioner, with a salary of $2,000 per annum, with expenses, and It will be his duty to work up an interest In an exhibit; to get this exhibit together and to take charge of same during the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. Now that the Binews of war have been supplied by the State, this matter will doubtless be taken up as soon as the Legislature ad journs, and the State will proceed to get up an exhibit worthy of her splen did achievements and of her boundless possibilities. Another subject of unusual Interest was the House's overwhelming ma. jorlty In favor of the passage of the famous Cox anti-trust bill. It also has many friends in the Senate, where it Is being considered this week. The Gardner depository bill (which provides that the State Treasurer rhall In case of need make deposits of State funds In not more than two banks In any town and In sums not exceeding $25,000 to each bank) went through the Senate with friends to spare, and it seems to have a goodly number in the House. Should this bill become a law there will be no more complaints of a surplus overburdening the vaults of the Treasury, and the State banks will be materially assisted. The insurance bill was occupying the Senate at the close of the week. This law makes radical changes in existing laws and creates a special departmen for insurance. It was voted to add another member to tho Stale's official family by the Senate, in the person of a keeper of tho department of history anl ar chives. The salary to be paid wis set at $1,S00, and the duties will be such as the able and devoted directors of the State Historical Society shall des ignate. This fine organization, com posed of Mississippi's best and most able men, have been gathering our history up as a labor of love, for year3, but the work has now assumed such proportions and tlie demands and re quirements are so numerous and ex acting that the creation of this State deportment was deemed wise. It is hoped that the House will pass the bill also. Another matter that has held the In tcrest of the State, as well as the peo ple of Jackson, was the visit to Jack son of Mrs. Jefferson Davis, who spent Friday and Saturday in Jackson as the guest of the State Legislature. In tne library of the old State House, which had been the scene of so many of her distinguished husband's triumph1!, she met and greeted hundreds of tho old men who had loved and served him, with their children and children children. Much is being said by the Southern press these days anent pecan culture. Columns upon columns and page after page is filled with arguments demonstrating the wisdom of pecan planting as an easy, inexpensiv source of revenue. That is all very well, and will doubtless be tho cause of many a hearty thanksgiving ten or fifteen years from now, btil we cannot refrain from wishing that this pecan culture craze had struck Mississippi a score of years ago. Had it been so, and the generations before ours had become infected, we of the present day could now be sitting at ease, en joying the fruits of the harvest. But there Is "no use to cry over spilt miik," or, to be exact, over pecans that never were planted. We must do something better than that, and urge our men and women of today to hesi tate no longer about this matter, but for the sake of coming generations to plant goud pecan trees in the fence corners (or anywhere else), and let them grow. That is all they need. We have read a great deal lately about the vast superiority of South Carolina and Texas pecans over any other; hence it gives us great pleasure to tell our readers something about a Mississippi pecan tree a sturdy old monarch that has drawn its sustenance in part from the writer's own home garden for a score of years. The crop never fails, and this year must have been at least six bushels. It has never had tho slightest care given it, except such as Mother Nature gave it, and unless we are in error u came from a seed. The nuts are large, full and the meats are tho richest we haV ever tasted. Only a few weeks ago a gentleman whose diet consists largely of pecans (he is a vegetarian), aud who has traveled all over tne worm, buying the finest pecans the world af fords wherever they can be foutd, and paying enormously for them, de clared these pecans that grew in a backyard In Jackson to be beyond compare the finest he had ever tasted. He was then en route to California, to spend a year in the enjoyment of the fresh fruits and nuts of that Slate, but he made every effort to secure a sunnlv of these pecans to take with him. Jsut think what a grand thing it will be' for the children of this gen eration it we utilize the waste places with this fine fruit and beautiful shade tree. The frleuds of Circuit Judge Powell sympathize with him In his great anx ietv because of the Illness of hia voungest daughter, little Miss Annie Davis Powell, who has been 111 from tvnhoid fever for several weeks. The Judge's enforced absence from his courts must be a severe trial to so con seientious a man and so honorable a judge. But the public as well as the Governor will grant him leave of ab sence from the court room, feeling that to some other judge may be dele gated the duty of sitting on the bench, To none other save the mother, how ever, may be surrendered the sad but blessed privilege of sitting beside th sick bed of this frail little daughter, who l the very llerht of per father's life. Indeed, most men will be glad to know that he Is there, and will feel secure In the knowledge that a man who is so loyal to the dulies of hid home Is bound to be a Vetter judg because of 1U 11 Tragic Culmination of a Fued Be tween "Gangs" of Respecta ble Boys at St. Louia. EN-YEAR BOY BECOMES A MURDERER. he I'latol-t arr Ins Hnlilt Led to 1 r.-tivell Miix-k HpsentlnK an ! (Ilmill) I5- One of a Rival "linns" W ith a Shot, Which Killed Willis Leduer, Aged Sixteen. St. Louis, Pel). 16. Willie Ledger, 10 years old,' was shot and instantly cd at nine o'clock Friday night by Fretwell Shock, a ten-year-old lad in knickerbockers, near the corner of tiner and (Joodfcllow avenue, In the western part of the city. He. ad mits that be killed Ledger, but says he aimed at one of Ledger's compan ions. The killing was the culmination of a feud that, has long existed between two factions composed of the boys of that section of the city. Ledger be- onged to what is known as the "De Hodiainont gang" and Shock be longed to the "Cabanne gang." The boys of botli factions are the sons of well-to-do and respectable parents. Floyd Shock, the father of the boy under arrest, is a director of George D. Barnard Co., and is now traveling for tlie firm in Texas. Willie Ledger's father is dead. He made his home with his mother and his uncle, G. S. Servant. Mr. Servant employed in the mechanical depart ment of one of the daily papers. Voting Shock related the story of the shooting to the officers as calmly as though he were detailing his par ticipation in a harmless snow-balling bout. Ves. 1 shot Ledger," lie said; "but I didn't intend to shoot him. 1 aimed nt that other fellow there," he said. indicating one of Ledger's compan ions, who was standing in the crowd some distance away. "He knocked ine down and was going to do me up, and 1 didn't intend to iret the worst of it. Those fellows were all bigger than me, and tliey ve Deen Heating us ev ery time tbev run into us. 'That fellow had me down, and the gang of t hem would have heat me to death if I hadn't shot. '1 raised upon my knees and pulled the revolver and blned away. didn't mean to shoot Ivup-er, but the other fellow, who knocked me down. 'I'm sorry if Ledger's dead, but couldn't help it. THE THREE SICK BOYS. All l'Hed a ulct Snlilialli. Though Howard Totter Had a im-I1 of HeNtlcNMiienH. Gruton. Feb. 17. The three sick boys in the Groton school infirmary had a eiy iiiiel Sunday, and from u medical point of view a satisfactory one, although in tlie morning there was some uneasiness about Howard Potter. Dr. L. C. Shattiick, of Boston, was recalled by Dr. Warren for con sultation in his case, and later it was stated that, young Potter had not had a setback, but simply a spell of restlessness. Theodore Koosevelt, Jr.. and William Canimell, Jr., con tinued to show much improvement. Mrs. Koosevelt spent the greater part, of the day at the infirmary with her son and did not leave for the Gardner house until late in the af ternoon. Mrs. Alice Koosevelt went for a ride in the morning with Mr. Grafton D. Cashing, of Boston, who spent Sunday here. She lunched later at the home of Mr. John Lawrence, nnd afterward spent considerable lime al tlie infirmary. Mrs. .lames Koosevelt. an aunt, arrived here Sat urday night. AIR INDUCED COMBUSTION. Cnrlonn Lonn of Rnnda and Valuable l'aiiarn that Went Through the I'atemon Fire Intact. New Vork, Feb. 16. Former At torney General John W. Griggs saw many thousand dollars' worth of his bonds and valuable papers destroyed in Paterson, X. .T., just as he had seen them taken, still intact, from the ruins of tlie big fire. These papers were in his private safe in bis office, where his splendid Inw library was burned. The safe wns taken from the ruins and the door pried open. Suddenly the papers burst into flames and were reduced to ashes. It is supposed gas had gen erated inside the safe. Among the papers were eight unregistered bonds each of a face value of $1.1100. Cart ner Stewart, having offices near those of Mr. Griggs, lost $10,000 in the same manner. In an adjoining build ing were the offices of Katz Bros., brewers. In their safe were bonds valued at $150,000. Wty-n the safe was opened its contents were found to be in ashes. Fire In Elevator rinnt. St. Louis, Feb. 18. Fire partially destroyed the four-story building occupied bv the William A. Miller Co manufacturers of elevators, 120 Pine street, Friday afternoon. The loss to building, stock and machinery will reach $10,000; insured up to the 80 per cent, limit. DlitlnKOiahed Viaitora at I hnrlenton Charleston, S. C, Feb. 17. The Jap anese minister, ivogoro laaasuira and his wife arrived at Sunimerville yesterday from Washington, and will visit the exposition to-duy. ( linrlca T. Yerkea' Hlnem. London. Feb. 111. Charles T. Verkes has been confined to his room, as the result of a chill, but. he has trans acted business daily and is iniprov. ing. Mr. Yerkes expects to be out by Monday next. gnielded While Temporarily Inan New York, Feb. 16, Mrs. Harriet Zabrieskie Lefferts, a member of one of the wealthiest families in Flat bush. Long Island, has committed suicide by shooting, wnile temporari ly insane. PRINCE HENRY HAS SAILED. lie Left RrpmprhRTfl for New York, on Donrd thtKrnn I'rlii W'll hrlm A Flat Denial. Bremerbaven, Feb. 15. -Prince Hen ry sailed for New Vork nt II: 13 p in. Previous to sailing Prince Henry, in conversation with a press corre ppondent, referred to the report that he had written a letter to Admiral Dewey, apologizing for the conduct of the German squadron in Manila bay during the war with Spain: "It Is all tint rue," said the prince. "I hav( never written to Admiral Dewey in my life." The last, seen of the prince from the shore here was when he stood on the bridge of the Kron Prlnz Wif- helm in an admiral's uniform and lifted his cap in response to the cheers of the assembled crowds. Commander Wm. H. Jieehlcr, TT. S N., the Cnited Stntes naval Attache at Berlin, bid the prince good bye for the United States embassy. Senator Tichirschky, Prussian min ister to the lfanzatie cities, bid fare well to the prince for Emperor Will iam, who also sent his brother n tele gram previous to the departure of the steamer. HE WILL HARDLY SUCCEED. Dr. Mneller'a Hand Han Been Re. Tealed and the Government Will be Apt to Act (.'aiitlonalr. Brussels, Feb. 10. It is said that the desire to keep secret the depart ure of Dr. Mueller, the former con sul of the Orange Free State in Hol land, for the United States, was sc keen that the Boer emissary booked his passage under an assumed name. According to information from re sponsible Boer quarters, Mr. Kruger'l letter to President Koosevelt. ol which Dr. Mueller is the bearer, does not appeal for intervention, but ex presses regret that he is unable at present to personally congratulate President Koosevelt on his accession. nnd concludes with a gratified allu sion to the numerous invitations tc visit the great republic which have arrived and are still arriving. Besides reorganizing the Boei propaganda in the t'nited States. f)r Mueller will direct his efforts prin cipally to obtaining government pro hibition of the exportation of articles regarded by the Boers as contraband of war, thus indirectly eliciting un opinion on the war by the United States government. Dr. Mueller is supported by wealthy Boer sympathizers in 1-lurope and has great hopes regarding the result oi his mission. PROVINCE OF BATANGAS. The lnNnrrectlon lraetlcall- Wiped Out liy Gov. Hell llnhnr be coming' I nnonuliir. Manila. Feb. 17. Gen. J. Franklin Bell has practically cleaned up the insurrection in Batangas province, the troops under bis command hav ing made a clean sweep of the dis trict. It is not believed that all the insurgent arms have been captured or surrendered, but that a numbci of tin-in have been taken by the in surgents to other provinces or safely hidden. The increase of robber bands in the provinces of Tayabas and Cavite show the effects of the drastic measures adopted in liatan pas and T.aguna provinces. Gen. Bell says the people of tbesi! latter provinces never realized the terrors of war until they personally experienced its hardships, owing tc the closing of the ports and the con centration of the natives in the towns. Gen. Bell believes that the insur gent leader Maker is becoming ex ceedingly unpopular with the Fili pinos, and that when the native cease to fear his vengeance, many will be found willing to betray him. What has been said of Batangas province applies almost equally tn .aguna. BRITISH LED INTO A TRAP. Two Otllcerfl nnd Ten Men Killed and Several tMUeem nn-l for ty Men Wounded. Pretoria. Feb. 17. One hundred nnd Fifty mounted infantrymen, while pa trolling tlie Klip river, south of Jo hannesburg. February 13, surrounded n farmhouse where they suspected Boers were in hiding. A single Boer broke uwnv from the house and the British started to pursue him. Tim Boer climbed a kopje, the British fol lowing. Immediately a heavy fire was opened upon them. The British found themselves in a trap, and In a position where they were unable to make any defense. Eight of tlie I.rit- ish officers made a gallant effort and defended the ridge with carbines and revolvers until they were overpow ered. The British had two officers and ten men killed and several offi cers and 40 men wounded before the force was able to fall back under cover of a blockhouse. D0RDICA AND RADICA. The Operation Whleh Sennriited Them fonld Sot Save the Life of the Sick Child. Paris, Feb. 17. The Hindu) twin named Dordica, which was separated from Itadica by an operation February 9, died suddenly yesterday morning, at seven o'clock, in convulsions due tn the advnnced stage of tuberculosis from which she suffered. The twins appeared to Improve during las1 week and passed their time playing happily with toys. Just Cain for Alurm- Chipaiicingo, State of Guerrero, Mexico, Feb. 17. Great alarui still prevails here over the discovery of seven small openings in tlie mountain between this city and Chilapa, from which smoks is issuing, it being feared that the city is in danger of a greater peril than that recently ex perienced. The terror of the inhab itants was added to by an earthquake which occurred between one and two o'clock yesterday morning which was severe enough to wake the entire city from slumber.