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BEACON NUMBER 21. VOLUME LII. MACON, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 1002. 02 APRIL. 1902 tjT'TlllT TCEl WrO. J THCB. FHI. SIT. $ 6 jlZiTo U12, Jjj 14 15 16 l72819p 0;2T22 23 24 25 26 7 28 29 30 I III IK A General Strike Has Commenced Among the Miners and Others in Hainaut. hpICS OF THE DAY. NEWS FROM EVERYWHERE. IFTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS. ihe senaie, "(i Hi" 'Hi, considerable i was consumed In Uisciisslni! llio con gee report mi th bill to reduce war hiii' taxes, which was finally adopted. ' '0 'I'ho Chinese exclusion bill was i "for nuilitou amendments...... In ', ti,u cMnpxp exclusion hill, utter nlKi'illon of BcviTal amendments which j .;.,! tho drastic character of the Sl'llUie UHI L'J ,-Aii;... .... j flrtrtcrs of niitlnnal hanks, was ,1 i ho democrats helm? taken hy sur- and failing In an attempted lilibus- iho senaie, on the glh, during the fur-c.ii-d.lcratlon of the Chinese exolti lill! Mr. I'nllom. chairman of the iVniltco on roreiun reiauons, hiu i n inais protest analnst the hill In Its lent form, declarlm? that It cnntra- .1 ear treniv uoiiKatioun v.um mm,... rs l'aiterwm (t'ol.) and Perkins i denied this, and strenuously urned enactment of the hill Into law Ill h, nie the debate on the Cuban reol H v hill was lick'un, but wllhout any i. ,: sneetaculnr display that had been aiilii'ipat. d. 'I ho voto lo H'i Into ,;,iuee id' tho whole, to consider the showed both parties to be badly dl ,1 ,.n tho measure. Only three speeches ,, delivered durlliK the session, ihe senate, on tbo 9th, the day's ses was devoted entirely to consideration .a, nvrliislnn bill. Messrs. Ual- ,.r iX H.I and Dilllimbain VO op- u- aiicl Mr. Turner (Wash.) support Hie proposed measure In the house debate on the ' unan reciuueu.v u,i, . , ..mlnuf-d, strnuK and Impassioned both for and nKalnsl tho inuas b.. ha' ntado. Demands for lime to tk and other Indications pointed lo a rafted continuation of the debate on .ill Ihe senate, on tho l'un. tun cntnosu ision hill was under discussion duri.ns nlire session, except for about on diirlni,' which time tho post office epilation Mil was under consldora- S'veral speeches were made for and nsi the measure In 1110 nouso in- on the Cuban reciprocity out urne aim.. st the entire day's session, hut devoid of enllvenins features. Mr. Minor (O.) made the most notable eh of the day In favor 01 me meaa- Emnloyes of the Foundries at Soles. In, (tnnrrj men of Ihe Amhleve Volley, Weavers of Chent anil tile Ml 11 em of tiinrleroi Joining the Genera! Mtrlke Brussels, April 15. A dispatch from I.a Lotivicre, a. town in the province of llainiuit, iinnouneeK t hut. the senate, on the 11th. Mr. Depew V.l. nn.1 senators from several south- ;es taiLcafied in an nnmiateu ueimm ill., election methods adoptee, oy mo i represented by the inner. jn nient was reached to take a vote on Chinese exclusion hill on me. can Hi., house, debate waa conumicu uu Cuban reciprocity Mil. u was mi ued by Mr. Warren tlnd.l that the r v.iuiid be sustained when an at .t is made to overrule It In order to ,. way for an amendment to establish differential on refilled sugar. in accordance with the, decision of tlie labor lenders, a general strike lias commenced in tlie coal mines, glass works and factories of the cen tral districts, including Mariomont and Hascotip. Advices from Liege say Hint u gon eral strike has been started in the coal mines of the Soraing district and at Ihe Kettin foundries at So lessin. The iiarr.yincu of tlie Anibleve val ley have also struck. There lias been rioting at Poulziir, where the con vent of the Lit He Sisters of the l'oor litis been stoned. From Mons, (roups have slarted for different points in tlie Boringc district. At Cucsnics, n town in the province of llaiiiuiil, 5,000 strikers assembled around Hie stale arsenal, with tho object of stopping work. Tlie weavers of Ghent are ceasing work, mill a general strike of Ihe wemers, it. is expected, will be de clared Tuesday. The great strike has commenced in the ( hnrleroi, where la.lMKI out ol the 4(1,(1(10 coal miners already have titoppctl work. A general strike has been declared in most, of the large boot and shoe factories. Adequate measures have been taken to enable the soldiers to reinforce the police at a moment's no tiee at any point required. There has been, thus far, no ics tion of proclaiming martial law. Such a step can not be taken in Belgium without special legislative action. About ls.two men are now out on strike in the Minis district. SOUTHERN GLEANINGS. lien. Hampton's Funeral In the presence of thousands of people wlio came to pay their last tribute of love and respect, the body if ("ten. Wade Hampton was buried n the old family lot in Trinity ?hurchyard, Columbia, S, C. Says the St. Louis Kepublie: Gen. Ikimnton wa a fine type of the American whose blood and breeding have made him democratic without Riving him thut professed hutred of life's liner thhiKS which is the mark uf the denuiKORue. Ilia irrandfather, also a Wade Hampton, was i general In the American revolution. Ills father, Col. Wade Hampton, commanded 1 reKiment of drusoons in the United Stales army, and had the honor to be Inspector general and ald-de-camp to Gen. Andrew Jackson at New Orleans He himself went with his state when South Carolina seceded from the Union, and became a distinguished flKuro in the con federate service. When the war was end od lpn H:imtttp.n became auaiu a faith ful citizen of the Vnton, and served bis tate In civil ofllce with a fearless devo tion to her best Interests. The stato or South Carolina can wen anoru 10 iuni tho memory of this man. A little sober reltectioii beside the Brave of Wade Hampton may be of vast benefit to boutn Carolina.. lVritt'U-VU VV1)'r,' V-'U 'Vi,'tt.-'.'rlr,'fe'.'ttr.'J I Mirrirrinni Al A TT CDC 4 NOTES OP PAST AND CURRENT EVENTS. j By KAIB BlAKMitm ititYUK. J Luwt,'fcytt v;MWv'h. rvr1-.'u-iV-.'u-1't.'yri into tho peaceful quiet of Warren coun ty last week when his deputy, Mr. Untile Willi Mioimhlner. In a fight between moonshiners and revenue tillieers, on Big Meeting "reck, in Hardin county, Ky., Asa Humble, a moonshiner, was killed, and Deputy Kevenue Collector 11. A. Hancock, of Louisville, was wounded, The revenue olliecrs had information that a still was located in a bottom near l!ig .Meeting Creek. They sur rounded the Mill, and Deputy I ol leetor Hancock-stepped out and called upon three men who were operating it, to surrender. They answered with a volley of shols, and the revenue olli ecrs promptly returned the (ire. Two of Ihe moonshiners then Med from the still, firing as they ran, and made their escane. When the smoke had cleared away Asa Humble was found dead inside the stillliouse. It is thought one of the men who escaped was wounded. PERSONAL AND GENERAL. r. ltobcrt J. Wynne, Washington d . , X- V....1. respondent or me xi. ss. has been offered the place, ol ; assistant postmaster general to ffd Mr. Johnson, who tendered re-ae-nation to the president, scv ! weeks ago. Mr. Wynne will nc- ro tests are. being received by tern congressmen against the RIOTS IN BELGIUM. age of the oleomargarine bill as . d by the senate. These protests e from many merchants and y interests which originally led congress with petitions in fa of Ihe bill. ic total valuation of the late Phil 1). Armour's estate in Chicago and r York has just been arrived at. iiiioiints to $1 1,751, 10S, and to a c extent consists of personal peny. In addition to the nbove icil sum there is some real estate Uinois and elsewhere the value of eh is not. given. err Feronov, manager of the (ral theater of llerlin, has gone to Ion to secure rights for the pro- Miou of "Ren Hur" in Ge.mnny u ml tr'm. lie statement of the treasury bal es in the general fund, exclusive the $l,W)00,000 gold reserve in the ision of redemption, issued on the 'i, showed: Available cash bal e, $177,755,571 ; gold, $94,27.510. lie steamer Mechanician cleared in New Orleans, on the 11th, for e Town, with 1,100 horses. . H. Dun & Co., of New York, re- fried on the 11th: "Failures for the fk numbered l'JS in the Culled ites, against "03 last year, and 10 unada, against 21 last year." Hie 1'ritish admiralty court, on the . awarded the owners of the h steamer William Cliff 11,000 taging the Cnnurd line steam- Ktrurin. Wild Torn," the fumous Hereford 111, winner of nrizes nt, innumera caltle shows, known all over the iled States and Kngland, and for i'h C. S. Cross, of Kmpoiin, Ks 'used $"5,000, died on the 11th. i e rioters at Ninir-ro. a city in I Chinese province of Che-Kinng. prised, on the 11th, on the arrival re of two Herman eunboats. 11 except the best of the horses be k'iug to the American cavalry regi- its in ( ubn, are being sold at laic- n at Havana. M the result of insanity, born of illness, Mrs. Edward A. Tower, of the millionaire furnace man 1 ougkeepsie, N. Y., on the 11th, d her only child, a son Hi years Nl then committed suicide. Vnt, Koosevelt, who returned ington, on the 11th, from his Charleston, S. C expresses fis highly pleased with his S- the cordial hosjiitality ex rp him by tlie southern peo :S Vnllcr, of tho Marine corps, py emi t martial, said in his flise: "It is impossible to con ill treachery as that of the f Snniar, They revel in blood I an appetite for vvnnton f of ihe hmiiiin body. These tempted to murder my com- I shot them. I honestly then that I was right, and 1 now." $! from Haskell, Tex., on ol the llth, said that u ter istorm had raged nil day sas panhandle, and tliat the Ispermont llftd Veen imi'tiul fleller CondllloiiB l'rrtnllliiK UrnNiielH Slrlkn I" oilier riuces Heiiorl Uenieil. r.russels, April 11. The day passed here in perfect tranquility. Severn nicotines were held in the suburbs during the evening. M. Van Dcr Veld nn,l nther socialist leaders made vio lent speeches this evening, but order was lnniiitninul. This fuel was mainly due to the conspicuous absence of the police.cspccinlly the gen darmie. whose cxccns ol cal has been Hie ciuei cause of collisions during the past few days. The civic guard formed in cordons around the Maison ilu I'cu ple. and their sensible attitude kepi the crowd in good humor. Dispatches received here from the mining and industrial regions indi cate the existence of a serious sit uation with regard to the strike. This has even extended to the textile workers at Client. Except froinlluy, no reports of grave disturbances have been recehed. At Hoy the striking qunrryincii had an encounter with the gemhinncs ill which several men on both sides were injured. Hue gen darme was fatally wounded, and an other escaped hv swimming the river. The socialists announced, to-iiay, that they would interpellate the gov ernment to-morrow on the brutality of the police of Krusscls. A feeling prevails here to-mghl that toe gov ernment may make a uecisiic utn.n.i lion on the subject of revision. No credence is given here to t ne re port of the existence of a plot ng.uusi King Leopold at inarm. -tv returned from I'.iarritz to lirnssels because his presence was needed there, and because public opinion, in view of the political situation, on the resumption of parliament to-morrow expected him to relurn. VIOLENT STORil IN BERLIN. I,ll.Hili.R mid Torrenllnl Thunder, llulu Cause Serlinw l)nmne In llerlin. Herlin, April 1S.-A violent thun derstorm, accompanied by torrential broke over JScrim nun n" "; Monday morning. c.iusu,K Many buildings woie ;too rain, ty early T. i'. liehlning. The tire l.rignd ,1 4m umwm s ol places to cxlinguixh tiros and cooc with tloods. The water was so deep around the Bp 'roaches to the railroad stat.on onVrirdrioh strasse that if was im- M.I.. I.. reach till' (IcpOl. pOSSIO O ' - - f , TrnKi'ilv In UeiKiieky four. A ('..iiible tragedy occurred at. Fulls burg, Laurcue. county, Ky.. in which the marshal of the town and a young soldier, tmorge. ihmm'J, j"" returned from tk'. I'hilii'ipiues, wen the victims. Young t'o.iitsey immedi ately tilled up on bad liquor and tried to take the town. He was arrcsled by Marshal Ualph Marcum, but gave bond for his appearance in court During Hv trial Cooksey became en raged and pulled his revolver and shot Marcum dead. Here the. po lice judge, iahvard Webb, took a hand in the colli roversy by shooting Cook soy in Ihe head with a Ils-caliber re volver. The temple of justice pre sented n sad sieht with the lifeblood of i wo men elibin'' away and the lloor covered with human gore. Cooksey can not live. A llpfnrnier Smashed (ilnss. Charles T. Huberts, of Jackson. Miss., kicked in a $:i00 plate-glass win dow on Main street, Memphis, Tcnn.. because he thought the exhibition ol lingerie and hosiery displayed upon wax figures was immodest and (let rimcntal to public decency. ' le mail" no cll'ort to escape, and at the police station said he had done the propel thing. Ten cn t'ottun Mills. Since the 1st of January ten new cotton oil mills, with an aggregate capital stock of nearly $1,500,000, have been organized in Mississippi. A mini her of these new mills arc now- actu ally in process of const ruction, while assurance is given that others wih be finished before the opening of tin next season. 1'oiir i'rDM Mlleil In Church. Four negroes were killed and sev eral injured on the Kolibins planta tion, near Shreveporl, La. During a severe lectrical storm, a large tret fell across Hie roof of the plantation church, in which services were bciny held, killing the minister and three others. Scarcity of Coke closes Timeiince. The scarcity of coke in 1he vicinity of Hinoingliaiii, Ala., is quite pro uouiH'cd, and as a consequence sev eral blast iron furnaces have been banked. The scarcity came about by work at the oven being cut. off on ac count of inclement weather. Nearly Annihilated 1'osse. In an nttcmpt to arrest Jim Wright. wanted in Tennessee to answer to a charge of murder, in Mam. county. Va., five of the sheriff s party were killed ami two wounded by Wright and his friends. Oinlor fur Ilnllns Ilcnnlnn. (leu. J- H- tiordon, commander-in-chief of the United Confederate Vet erans, -has announced that John M Allen, of Mississippi, has been select ed as the orator for the Dallas reunion. For several weeks Jackson has been getting ready fqr the annual flood of conventions, associations, etc., that come at this season to brighten up the town and the people. These conven tions usually begin In April and run straight on through June, sometimes even later, and take in most of th pro fessions and all sorts ot politics. The season opens this week with that splen did body of men composing our State Medical Association, and if we may judge by so auspicious a beginning the entire State will be bettered and strengthened by tho series that will run throuyivthe upriag of 15"- 'r!!" first days of May will be given over to the Teachers' Association and it is es timated that nearly three hundred teachers will be present. A pro gramme of great interest has been ar ranged and will be carried out. And just here it is but just to state that the teachers take ore pride in exe cuting their printed programs than do the members of any of these bodies. It is too often the case that at least half of the topics set aside for discus sion are never reached, either from indifference or the absence of one (sometimes both) party to whom a subject is assigned, or from the great length of some of the papers, which crowd others out. The teachers come nearer confining themselves to the time limit (and most of them are wo men, let us note), and are more prompt and have given their subjects more thought than the members of many other organizations. . After the teachers will come a num ber of visiting bodies, chief of which is that grand body of men composing the Ganeral Assembly of the Southern Presbyterian Church. Some of the strongest men, the most brilliant intel lects, the deepest thinkers and the most eloquent speakers In the entire South will he members of this body, and Mississippi, as well as her capital city, should feel very proud of the fact that they should have chosen to hold this assembly In Jackson. Never ha fore has so small a city been honored with the high privilege of playing hostess to the assembly, and Jackson should, and doubtless will, prove her self worthy the distinction. Chiles, filed a list of hack taxes due by citizens running close up to ten mill ions of dollars. Mr. Adams' attorneys In the light that is now on are Judge Tim E. Cooper of Memphis and Messrs. McLaurin, Anuistead and Brien of Vickshurg,. and It is safe to predict a "hot fight." When one glances over some of Ciese "back tax lists" one feela that then; are some things worse than having of property to tax, after all! It 's .'Iwtys a genuine pleasure to tho t .-lOkv o learn, ncd to tell, of the honors that our Mississippi boys and girls bring home from distant schools, or other fields in which they labor. And now that commencement time draws near, we expect to be kept busy with this pleasant work. The first notice to reach us this season comes i from the University of Virginia, and brings the pleasing news that Mr. Wynn Holloman of Yazoo City has been chosen over numerous brilliant competitors to represent the Univer sity of Virginia (where ho is a law student) in a contest with the Colum bian University, which will take place In Washington City. This is the third honor Mr. Holloman has won In com petitive tests. We are proud or mm: THE LATHROP HORSE DEPOT. Report of Gov. Doekerr'l Trlvatt ir.-rctary Forwarded to Senator Corkrell at Washington. Kansas City, Mo., April 15. A spe cial to the Star from Jefferson City, Mo., says: 0. I'. Gentry, Gov. Dock cry's private secretary, returned to day from Lathrop, Mo., where he was sent under instructions to make an investigation of the charges that a British post is being maintained there to supply horses and mules for Ithe British army in South Africa. Gov. Dockcry forwarded the secre tary's report to Senator F. M. Cock roll at Washington, with the request that the senator lay the matter be fore congress. In his report Mr. Gentry says that the firm ot Guyton & Harrington owns the sheds and land at the post, according to. the statements of the county officers. He continues: "1 was informed that this firm shipped 72,G"jO head of horses nnd mules dur ing the last year, most of them des tined for South Africa. From ap pearances it looks very much like the business is largely conducted undet British auspices. It is claimed, how ever, that all t lie compensation MISSISSIPPI'S EXHIBIT AT ST. LOUIS EXPOSITION Jackson, Miss., April 18. Hon. R. H. lenry, commissioner to organize and select exhibits from this State for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition at St. Louis, being asked for his views as to the exhibit, said: "Our Stale should make the best ex hibit possible, one that will be credita ble alike to our section and people. It should embrace everything grown, etc., the work of students and local ' artists, many of whom are well known not only within the borders of ourtwn State, but beyond the seas. "The State should bo liberally repre sented iu th educational department where the host work and most ad- vanced'methods of our schools and tol- Jeges should bo exhibited and illus- . trated, for nothing Kecp3 pace wuu iu raised and manufactured in MissJ! progress of 'higher - education. Too sippl, neatly and attractively display9much- careand attention cannot be EXPOSITION ITEMS. This column will henceforth be de voted to the interests or Mississippi's exhibit at the Louisiana Purchase Im position, and through it we hope, in our limited way, to serve tho State in this grand work. Any of our readers who have good ideas, or any who know of worthy exhibits are cordially invited to communicate them to the editor and such as are available will be used In this department and thus brought to tho attention of the bureau, as well as to the public. ceived by the firm is 35 cents a day for the care of each horse and mule for the British government. It. is not mv province to offer any suggestions as to whether international law has been violoted. That question is ob viously one to be determined by the United States government." Mr. Gentry snvs that 21 Sepoy who arrived nt Lathrop, recently, will return to India soon with 1.50C to 1,000 mules for the use r,f the British army in that country. WITHOUT-rTcOMMENDATION. in a manner to ulease the eye arid- jee- curo the attention of the publlCWach' depends upon the variety of Troltfcts exhibited, more upon the quality, and still, more upon the arrangement; lor no exhibit, however valuable, will fc&. tract favorable attention unless artls tienllv disnlavedl' There is always great competition along this liui be tween the different States at exposi tions, and my observation has been that neat and artistic displays attract more attention than bulky exhibits 'half-made-up.' "As to the character of our exhibits, I would say that they should be from the products of field, orchard, garden, forest, factory, etc. In short, every Industry, product and enterprise of the Skate should be represented to show Its progress, wealth and intelligence. "In the agricultural building, or de partment set apart for the exniou oi agricultural products, I think King Cotton should take ranking place. It should be uted for decorations and shown in every conceivable state and condition, from the green plant and d, as .it iiw l.ohrte stat v,onn had to o- Willtn'K . , P ,, the walls threatened to i.ui. A portion of '"'V iV-VioVi" roisiutiii " mid dmilar ad ne- of traffic flooded that The roads were mm".-.. ir tuts and, cou- the schools wet. was colisuierniH.v " portions in seriously the i,i-v was swept aw carnage id t , cessitnted a suspension 'iiri SO -Jue s 1 1 1 1 ' ' , ,.,i districts, (MI 'S. Ill C .v.... me sin- . re slopped : UJl,le for pedes sequent ly, The musc....i - v - f " ihL I " : he statues many immune , ,. . r.-s were msS'ablc to leave the bijsed Zmeot the occupants were Injured. lilwauit t Fcinl says that t 'ffdentritiJ-s intend to do V ever S'MIOO.000 ilihci'iliince t..- A win of th. late DanW WelU. 55 The estate is estimated to be 'worth l. VOO0.00O. KllliitK ill Memphis. Tenn. A. T. Sharne, of Detroit, Mich., and Lacev Cbase cngagcd in n tight on the street, in Memphis, Tenn., and the former was killed. Chase using a re- -olver. Wnnls lo Be tiovernor. The candidacy of Col. Henry Wat terson for governor of Kentucky has been announced. There are four oth er democratic candidates in the held, rrnlrle I'lrc In Tesns. A "prairie, fire in Sherman county. Tex., toidc all the. grass off 05,000 acres and caused sonTe hiss in cattle, which were smothered to death. Mnety-roiir Yearn Old. ('apt Henry A. Taylor, of Gallion. At., "celebrated his ninety-fourth itirlhdav at the home of his daughter in Mobile. He was n veteran. Cen. Willie Hampton Uenil. . ....... C.....1. r-ow. Gen, Wade, nnmpiou, ei ........ .. w..- ..it.,., ,i;,.tl from ailments incident to old age. He had passed his eighty fourth birthday. .IIKhieer Fatally Scalded. ,,,,tn l'V Mock tram was Tex., and Lit A .,.,.l.ed near Mullen gincer I'd Kims was scalded so bad y that be dicd. Drowned in the OunchHa. George Biddling, a fanner of Cher Hill Ark., was drowned while at lomnting to cross the Ouachita river on horseback. Killed hy a l ive Wire Ullev Pcf-sions, of Little Bock, Ark., was histniilly killed by coming in con tact Willi a Hve The following extract from a Wash ington paper has been widely copied and commented on, as though it were something uncommon for a man to be a congressman and a Christian. We are glad that some of our Mississippi representatives have shown that a man may be both: "LaBt Sunday nleth Representative Candler, the new member of tho Mis sissippi delegation, delivered an In teresting address before the Central Union Mission, of this city. Mr. Cand ler took for his theme "What Think Ye of Christ." His audience was a largo one, and Mr. Candler, who is al ways an intertaluing talker, whether his subjects happen to be religion or politics, handled his subject in a mas terly manner. He urged his listeners to become Christians and to lead Christian lives. He talked for more than an hour, and everyone who heard him was sorry when he brotignt nis au dress to a close." The "Beauvoir Fund" continues to grow, and many of the State papers are publishing goodly lists of subscrib ers. Let the good work go on until ten thousand many times over is col lected. The old soldiers will need much besides the house to cover them, If their last dayB aro to be "day3 of pleasantness." Among the many gatherings around which the interest of our people cen ters, that one which is to be held in Okolona late this month is certainly one of the most important as well most Interesting. This meeting will be the fifth annual convention of the Missis sippi Federation of Woman's Clubs, and It will be called to order April 30, in that little town in Northeast Missis sippi which has furnished so many splendid men and women to the State Okolona. The sessions will continue through two days, and every moment of the time will be rich in enjoyment and in struction. The town of Okolona has long been a model of which many large towns have done well to copy. Her women are cultured, progressive, and know how to blend the best of the life of the old South with the best of these new times, thus securing to themselves the very cream ot existence. With an unusual number of accom plished women, some of whom nave made brilliant names In the literary world, Okolona has four flourishing clubs, and they work well together. These four federated clubs will enter tain the Federated Clubs of the State In this, the fifth annual convention, and they will do it royally. Assurance of this fact lies in the knowledge that Mrs. Josie Frazee Capplcman, the State president, lives in Okolona. Of course all of its people will join hands to make a success of this visit from Mississippi's representative women, who choso their own "sweet singer as president. But we do not mean to convey the impression that these meet ings will be chiefly social far from it, MatterB of great importance will ha discussed and special attention will he given to tho all-absorbing question of child labor. The president, Mrs. Cappleman, has always been a staunch advocate of wo man's clubs, believing there Is no reason why a woman should not be a better wife and mother, because she Is a club woman. And the happiest thing about her club life is that its pleasures are shared by her husband. Mrs. Cappleman knows from a happy experience that the "plub husband" is not au enemy to the club woman, but Is her staunchest advocate. Through the many bright women composing tho Mississippi Federation it is hoped to teach oil the "club husbands" this ex cellent doctrine. Uevwiue Agent Mms tlirew hprab That the Louisiana Purchase Bureau for our State (lid a good thing in se lecting Mr. It. II. Henry of the Clarion Ledger as State commissioner, is am ply proven by the satisfaction that the appointment has given throughout the State. His press brethren wnn one accord express their pleasure at the selection hy the members ot the burViu and predict splendid results from iV Henry's efforts. And when the breth ren of tho press" write on anything in old Mississippi, it Is sure as fate that that that one thing will be ac complished. Hence their support will insure vast assistance in getting up a worthy exhibit. The subject of greatest importance just now Is tho proposed postponement :p--st!'.:i from 1903 to 1004. Thi '. if done, will he In deference to the earnest desire of foreign countries, in order that they may havo sufiicient time to get up worthy exhibts. Japan, for Instance, a country from which we hope to secure one of the finest foreign exhibits that will have place at St. Louis, can make only a bare pretense of an great exposition, but in 190-1 it would send the cream of this exposition to tho St. Louis fair. If, however, wheth er 1903 or 11)04, Mr. Henry la going right ahead with his work of finding out what Is best to be done and he will then proceed to do It. He will go to St. Louis in a short while to look over the field and secure the best he can for the State. He will also visit Charles ton, thus completing the long list of expositions he has visited all in this country, beginning with the centennial and gather such pointers as may prove of value In his great undertak ing. Gov. Longino and the other gea tlemen of the bureau will visit St. j Louis and study the sceno and unite; in the, effort to secure the very best : possible site for Mississippi's exhibit. The bureau is now at work defining. the duties of the commissioner, and wa hope ami believe that from this time forward all who are in any way con nected with Mississippi's exhibit will labor earnestly and in cordial unison for the best possible display from the State eo dear to all of us. Proposition to tltaiiKC Ilnte of la aOKill'lltloll of Frenldeilt He ported to e'lill Committee. Washington, April 15. A sub-committee of the house judiciary commit tee consisting of Representatives Lit tleficld, of Maine; Thomas, of Iowa, and Clayton, uf Alabama, has decided j to report back to the lull committee without recommendation the proposi tion to change the dale of inaugura tion of the president from the fourth of March to the last Thursday in April. This decision was readied after hearing fully the arguments of those who have been urging the change. Differences of opinion among the members of the sub-committee devel oped during the discussion of the proposition, null the decision to re port it back to the full committee without recommendation will leave it in tlie same position it. occupied lie fore reference to the sub-committee was made. affirmedTtThOIcision. - . ... j Uf-t-vi,, j R. II. Honry IlWiioU SlOtnte ProvidlnK for tilt Inspection of Milieu, IlrclureU ' to be Valid, Washington, April 14. In the Unit ed Stales supreme court, yesterday, Justice Brown announced an opinion in the cr.se of the Consolidated Coal Co., vs.. the People of Illinois, involv ing the constitutionality of the Illi nois slatute providing lor tne liispce- r 'l'l. 1... ..,o nll .-t five in that it. requires an inspection onen boll to the fleecy staple, from the thread of the spindle to the cloth of the loom. This thought will grow and develop the more it is considered, and can be utilized in many different ways. In this department we must also have exhibits of all varieties of corn, wheat, oats, rice, barley, rye, peas, pumpkins, sufiar cane, tobacto, grasses, and other field products. "in the forestry building we should exhibit all kinds of timber grown in tlie State, from the rough log to the dressed lumber, from the finished board to tho manufactured article. Im- givea thistaepartment, for by It will tWHhfraiwbce '&ud" advancement Of " .. . issUs3rp'1tB5,irsely judged. This . . . . 4' i, . .. it.. ; ehibi.yiJJ,reourso, ana Dece-..saMy. - , .beiftriparej W'flttd under the direction-, : .pit the different cduca-- tton'IftSftiuticna.ot the Stat. - ' tf!'r Vshi.in'o department should .,v enibmce everything k.'.o'u to the hi'--"' diwork of woman, and such a display as must Interest the ladies of every section and the men as well. Of course, only a woman could enumerate tho various articles to be shown in this depart ment, and It were idle for me to at tempt it. This department suoum u under the control of a representative and intelligent Mississippi woman one of executive ability and general in formation, of fine address and pleasing manners. Suffice it to say that the women of Mississippi can be relied upon to make this exhibit one of the best of the State. "Wo should also have a stock and poultry exhibit at St. Louis, that ths country may see how we have pro- ntnolt and gresseu in raising uupiu.. fine poultry. Exhibits ot this kind are made only e special days, so the ex pense need not be great. "I would also favor an exhibit by the negroes of the State, separate and apart from others. It will be remem bered thut the only exhibit Mississippi . had at the Atlanta Exposition was got ten up by negroes, and it attracted much attention, and was really a very creditable display of the handicraft and workmanship of the colored race. "There will be other exhibits, but they can be discussed at another time. The above will give some idea as to what Mississippi will be expecteu u do, and the variety of articles she will be called upon to send to the exposi tion. "While, as a rule, expositions re quire States to place their exhibits In buildings specially set apart for this purpose, each product or industy to be located in its proper place, I know ot no rule to prevent our State from erecting a building of its own, ana duplicating its exhibits in the main buildings. An aggregation such as this, where all the products, resources and ;tterrr of the i at-- " COt fin t" only of mines employing more than live' miners, anil in that it gives dis cretion to the inspectors to deter mine how many times in n year a mine shall be inspected, and also what fees shall be charged for mak ing the inspection. The court did not, however, sustain these exceptions, but held the law to be valid, thus af- i i ,1, la nnnv make in pine luiuuei, uu ......... varieties. Then, when hardwood and timber susceptible to high polish, are considered, Mississippi ranks with any State. We have many, 1 might say hundreds, of varieties of wood, among them the cedar, cypress, ash, maple, locust, beech, poplar, lin, gum. hickory, oak elm. china, sycamore, magnolia, walnut, holly, plum, peach, juniper, way kind firming the decision of the supreme j b naWt wjiiow, mulberry and others. court of Illinois. We had hoped to give our readers the list ot county and district commis sioners which tho bureau authorized tho governor to name, but it is too Important a matter to be decided in haste, so our readers must wait a little longer for the names. These auxiliary commissioners are to lie women, and as has been the case since ever there were women, they are to do the work for love. And as has been their rule through all time they will do this work for love with as much willingness and enthusiasm as though money were to re place gratitude when the time for re ward rolls around. The bureau and the commissioner showed their wisdom in putting so Important a matter into tho hands ot the splendid women of Mississippi, and they will doubtless see to it that woman has a tair snowing at the exposition. The governor was also authorized to appoint negro assist ants that the negro race may havo a chance to display its progress, and ho will doubtless choose wisely and for the best interests of the race and the State. Until these appointments are made and the work begins to assume shape these columns may lack the interest with which it is our desire to infuse them. But w-j will faithfully "glean after the reapers" and give our readers the benefit of the gleanings. In the meantime, we can but repeat our suggestions made last week, that our men and women beeln now to plan and to work for an' exhibit, of the very best specimens of the proCaets of their farm, orchard, garden, or whatever else may engage their time and talent. There was once a man who nau seen the Parthenon, and he wished to build his god a templo like it. But ho waa not a skillful man, and, try as he would, he could produce only a mud hut thatched with straw; and be sat down and wept because he could not build a temple for his god. But one who passed by na!d to him: Ono is to hnvo no pod. the other Is to build a mud hut and mistake it. for the Par thenon." Edith Wlmrtoa lu the Century. THE MACHLAS GONE TO B0CAS. The (innlioat Yliichlnti, After a Uriel Stop lit Colon, l'roceedi to linens lrl Torn. Washington, April 15. The department, has received a L'ram from Commander the gunboat Macbias. announcing that vessel's arrival at Colon, Saturday, and her departure the same day for linens del Toro, in obedience to the department's orders. Consul Malm ros, nt Colon, called the attention of the department, several days ago, to a threatened attack on Boeas, and suggested the dispatch of nn Amer ican warship to the scene. GOV. DOLE'S COURSE UPHELD. Tne President Decides lliai lot. Dole's Course In Hawaii Has lleen All ltlKht. Washington, April 15 The follow in" official statement was made at the White House: The president, af ter .most careful investigation and hearing as many men as possible, and hearing from others, has come to the conclusion that Gov. Bole's course has been such ns to warrant his con tinuance as governor of Hawaii, and entitle him to the. respect and hearty support of the administration." THE PORT OF NEW YORK. James S. Clarksoii, of Iowa, to ne Snrveyor of Customs and Sharkey to lleiuolit Xaval Otlleer. Washington, April 15. The presi dent has determined on the appoint ment of James S. Clarkson, of Iowa, formerly first assistant postmaster irencral. to be surveyor of customs of the port of New York. It also was announced nt the White nouse to-day that Lieut. Sharkey, naval rf fleer nt -New York, will be reappoint ed. To Increase Certain Pensions. Washington, April 15. The senate committee on pensions yesterday or dered a favorable report on bill granting increases of pensions to sol diers who have lost arms, legs oi feet. The increase will bo $15 per month, and will increase the annual pension appropriation bill $1,300,000. The committee also ordered a favora ble report on a bill increasing" from $30 to $10 per month the pension of hoe who nre totally denf. This will increase the" pension appropriations j.'.ioo (ink, In tho horticultural department we will exliibt our finest and best grades of fruit peaches, apples, pears, quinces, plums, cherries, grapes, straw berries, raspberries, figs and other fruits that grow and thrive iu every 1 county, besides preserved and pickled navJ" i fruits. Of course, the fresh fruit can cable-! nnlv i. shown ia season, and constant MeCrea, of , ,' , , ,vill l)0 required to make a creditable showing, as ail decayed or unsound fruit must be removed from the exhibition tables dally. "In the manufacturers' building, Mississippi need not be behind any State in the Union. Take our cotton and woolen goods, for instance, manu factured by the different factories of the State where can they be excelled? Tho products of our looms are as fine and good as can be found in any State, and their character and variety are al most endless. Displayed in neat cases, with care and taste, they will present an appearance to command the atten tion of all passers-by. In this depart ment we will also exhibit many arti cles manufactured from wood, iron, leather, fibers, stone, clay, the work manship of Mississippi artisans and students of the Mechanical and indus trial Colleges of the State. The list will doubtless run up into many hun dreds, and it will be so full and com plete as not only to amaze tne puouc, but delight and please our own people, who little realize the vast resources and possibilities of their own section. "In the mineral building we will also have many things ot interest to show, though our State Is woefully behinj many of her sisters in development along this line, having had no thor ough geological survey. It is known, however, that we have iron ore in many counties, coal and lignite in others, stone in great abundance and an inexhaustible supply of marls, while we excel most States in mineral waters, the excellent properties ot which are known far and wide. "In the fishery building Mississippi can take rank with the foremost States, and present au exhibit of fresh and salt water flsh that would do credit to any section. Splendid displays may be expected from the canneries ot the seaeoast, consisting of oysters, shrimp, crabs and flsh; and It goes without say ing that the men behind these enter prises will see to it that their section Is well and properly represented at the St. Loul3 Exposition. "In the fine arts building Mississippi should Uve luaay rxhiV'.'.s of real merit, routings, sketches, photo paoUs, can-lugs, etoWnsii walsturo, seen v -: 't ' ioo-. tioLj, ' !.''-' ; "' " '''' on the mind; and I trust that the ex position bureau will be able to see its to erect a State maiding oi mis which could also be used for general headquarters and reception purposes. It need not be expensive, be cause people pay little attention to out side appearance, looking within for the articles of interest. It should, how ever, be constructed of the native woods of Mississippi. "Exhibits must be largely collected by individual effort, by interesting every county and section lu the mat- ... i - trill 1 ter. All counties iuusl ub iuuiuu&u.j canvassed, the people posted as to ex position matters, and urged to make displays. Local boards should be or ganized in every county, with a central head." Boards of supervisors and city councils must be appealed to and in terested In this great industrial move ment. In many instances premiums must be offered to secure the best prod ucts and largest displays. Personal visits, lectures and public talks will be necessary in every section. The arti cles must not only be gotten together, but shipped by the best and most eco nomical routes. Capable men should be placed in charge of this local work, and a thorough and complete organiza tion will be necessary, and the mag nitude of the undertaking few dream of. "The exhibits will embrace thou, sands of articles, carloads of material, innumerable products, the tenth ot which cannot be here enumerated; the work will expand, magnify and grow till the collection Is completed and In stallation effected, and Mississippi have an exhibit of which every citizen will feel proud, and which will prove of more benefit to the Stale than any enterprise ever before set on foot. "Competent attendants suould be ap pointed to look after the details of the several departments at St. Louis, peo ple of intelligence who can answer any question asked about our State. A handbook of Mississippi should be printed and distributed at tho exposi tion, giving a description of every county, together with all needful in formation. Five hundred thousand or a million copies of this work could be judiciously distributed. "I have not gone into details, but simply given a few thoughts as they have occurred to me. Details can be worked out later, by the exposition bureau, which is composed of intelli gent, progressive and representative Minsissinnians. who will give their best effort towards having tho State properly represented at St. Lotus, ana I believe their work, when It is done, will receive the hearty praise and en tire Indorsement of our people." An Far as She Had Heard. "Does your son matriculate this year, Mrs. Hammandsope?" "Why, really 1 don't know. 1 ain't heard anything about matriculation, but he wrote in his last letter tout ha had got vaccinated and It took terri ble." Chicago KecoriJ-Hernld. 1'rehUlorlo Kimdtt. It is said that In prehistoric times the incas of Peru built roads that ex tended from the tropically-heated val leys up the mountains to the region of perpetual frost, using the natural . , , , .,-..1 tt.ai ,-nifts firs in good cmd!tfou toJa',lu!i'iaPt,,!