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ou mi: If IV MACON, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY, MAY 21, .11)02. NUMBER 21). s 0FT11E DAY. - P'iiTEVFRTWEEEE. SEVENTH CONGRESS. , n. 121 h. S -nator For- :"' ' .. speech ell 111.' army ..... l-i v. hi.'li he defended V... .. II.- lov-iii-ili". rmr to I , , ins: u.j.rt.l, tle- "Muci 1 1 : I n nnny hud I, n i U I IsU.'P-.s.-,,! hi hlK- ' .,.,.-nt to tii" t j 1 1 1 mnk- II K,l,m) fur Hia r tho l-rem-h West 1 1 i in In I ho limine . ,,r Hi" r iif tI til ! i u calumny in the '' . ... i i.i,: i.i '.i - Air. I ii- ", i in" Hi" 1 1 1 1 v .mi' to ob- " lit" ,l:iv was devoted, to ,',) pi-n-irl "I' Ciiliiiniiia. , ill" mill, an aU.liliniliil i .MI.H!! 1,. Ill" Sll'llKOU 1 -, . i . i-1 1 W.St UTV WHS ... 1.11:1 Hi" i''ni 1:1 Hint. ?"r'M,lH) ho nllural 1,111 was i.m nS III" Philippine .In the In, us,; the , , III. carrying a total ,. ... taken up, air. ross . ', ix, V tVll.l speaking III The. ciuiferonco report )... riiiiiiw ''" w:ls rejected returned t.i coiilercuce. ..a ih" 1 1 1 In. Ill" greater ... ...ii was ib'ii.l.d lo ..I' ,., furl lll. lll I. HIS llln- ., - ,,,.. mil inn iliVflllim .. : mi carriages. Some ... i :,i i "ii d.lcralioll (if Hi" ni.i',11 railway station in Hi,- lain:" ( skt- , ,, i roprkilion Mil ". i ,!., rill iii- session. Mr. V . i - a.,, mi I Ii" li. i'.l "f .. i:.a;il buttle llli". anil ii. .1 111" building r t ,,,, i inn, nl navy yards. i v i I ran:;". ... ,, i:,lli, Hi" liill prn- . ii,.,. i,r a iiiiinii railway .11 Hll.l 111" f"riiiicM- ,1 Mr. .Mobutum inn" spoceii In upposi- ..: lall for tin: govern- t,jii"S. in Hi" house ,1 in a somewhat acrl- exciting lii'Lala on Mr Yioidlver (ly.) ,.:i rllari.'.. s of cruelty was vigorously , Ir ani ( la 1 mi,! oth"rs. naval tilll was eon- A MINNESOTA WATER-SPOUT. Iii-mli ii,h ii,.., nit i mil li liiiii ""Hon ( in,, ,luil. I. . ft , Hip pub, an "fforL was -I, ..-,. i M:-,s. I lo induce till" ,,, inn,. i'.,r tnkin". a vou . . 1 1 i m 1 1 1 -1 1 1 Oil!. I 1 1 1 t ho i ... - , ... 1 1 v a i ini" for Hie M, !', I M ! S . I spoil" ill oppo- ,: -I, i. ,. i K v.i in favor of I. ii:. .,. .a"-, Iiv.dc debutes i.'. .oi l all, ;.-.:! Philippine : :, I 1 :;" l:, 's S"Srl"ll, II ,- ipc ..... , ll"S I -, 1 1 1 muile n, Ions, 'iOaiAL AND GENERAL. 1 1 ii .i., hot ivi-i-n Sceri-lury i piiiii u rs front Coloui .11 .! '. a timl i;. a Kicn. look- In- a, . llivlll"lll ,.f t!. lli-l-os- .lii. .,r iln- I'niisi nii-l inn by .!::,:; . " - l"l llllli-lll i.i' ci I li- I', ai . ..r : In- Nii-.-ir.," n;i ca--. i iii .. .1 on I in- l.n Ii. i: ;, (in. .n., on 1 In- 1 '.til, . iii. 1 a lio au.l hil lii hU i ,!. .'(Ill lll,'!l II .111 1 1 1 i t I f J I- v. . i lo.il ju. I in-", l y i'.ilil- .!i:i I. i.ain.ir anil 1'apl. Ii. v l"1 i'iiiiw(l I ln-ii- bonil at a:. 1 .a., an n-r i-liaroi-s of ilr : Hi" I nii.'il Stall's oovi-ru--r- air, I". I in ('iicbi-c, on I i n ;i t uif lo Mi-n i 1 ii an rxt railition i I i i 1 1 covi'i-cd just be- .ii.:.-i:l. on Iln- l.Mh, tolalli ' H i- of Sniiili, llip- i i ii!., lo-a-Hivi i" r" " "I 00.11 .1 I l,li: h,.s of l.i.oi o.M'. Wis., Mv . Vl vi-im-,I In,,,, l'r,,s, MilU) H f(,w llllli-S ll-l'lll Vi:iun tl lll-l( ll,.:l was Kill,-,! i,v jiht " (In- liiilnni H. f Hi" Vilw.'ink,.,. ,. i ....... . , . ,, n l tl I I mat uio waters,,,!!!!, w,i,., Hoar I'l-i-sl,,!, Snnilav nHit, tin' i-oiinlry f. Mil,.s :, ,-,,,,,,, an .-.'ii II," i),.,,,!, )V ,i-i,v,-,,i,r f four ,..-,l,'. Tin- ,riM-rl,- ,,..s'v,i b" wry liiavy. Iliiri,,- - si,.ln ,, ili'iiiiau (uiiiki'v iiiuir. W ii'lit, liiiii. u,'s ,,f l orosuill,., M i,,,,,. Hiil.lr,-,,, I,;s barn, Iiiui.m- ami all cmioi-ts, I'vorv. ;iiii,- was swop) ,,, ,h,. , 'lliivo laiilii-s Inn,, h,.,,,, f, llttl .,ul tlio fourth one s stj misi,l;, Ai-corilintr to tin' reports, eiK-h f,.,.( of untei- swept over the town, m,,v. i"tr ei;;lil or ten buililino-s 15 t,, -:o fr-Mii lu-i-o I li,-yori(.jiiiailv st,,(. 'I'll" Milwaukee i-,,,-,, n-neks were washe.l mil lor f,,i!r ,ic.s , lf town, Iln- il"i,,i twi,,., ai-oiunl ,v tin' water. Al llloomer. Wis., Kiellon (;; was killed I iy Ii;, Inning. Aiiei-ileen, s. I).. May -'. -II. Tol.ia. on. of IvIiiiiiimIs e Miniy, ,,s ;,1 ,js buildings in a wiml sinrm ,,, kiui. iif;eil four ,-ars, was Kilh-,1. A in; 1 ii-ni: vi.im; m mi 11. St-ti-riil I iiiiiis i I(. With I, in, of I, tie mihI MniiiinK. ' V (.'. Pia v-4f. m.:u. ,V.:U i'.-i"Mt s Mississippi Matters I lie NOTES OF PAST AM) CURRENT EVENTS. By K.VIE MA RICH AM POWER. ij "J "'o ttiAKKnA.'n hower. ..r...,utlv.. ( ,H,.r K,.,,,..,,.,. Sll,,.l, !.. ,l. .... .'"u ir. inf. u rn nf n ( ouiir sp. "ial Ian I. la A s',,1 Collllliv -:i i l v S 111 II il's. th.. N..11 whieh p, ii mil,-.. Ma .11 .il .1 el uol ll.'iue ll'irl 11 Mr. S, iiioriii !h In.- " .1' u. .f hi: Hie mile An.! il that In- .lie.l I I! illiai III" re-; leneo Mule I'm of Lewis Man the lamiiv a rel'ti.- in I lie The 1 1 1 v I pi 'i'.nu was II H III ISO re-hlell f. ilmie her , an, -I irly hour l::irn ami ail n- il.-Mroye.l, nir lel'l. r. in iln- ,,r ci pa 1 1 1 . eli-nee -.1. anil lakiiie- of the . is -on. II 1 111 ll I III! 1110 !"-1 1 1 . 1 1 : 0 Soli ship. ii:s 1 At I liri., farm Iniild were ilrMr uf lloe-s kil .lame- l; lasi one -I iailleil ill. tine 1 mi u ait l mill niU Ni ' 1 1 1 I f-1 -.1. 1- I .1 fl-olll II- .linos w ere lia.l taken "liar. oi town- iiiuulu-r noth'n w-liieli im.e.ieii on tin; 7th inst. in Frank A Miiiis-y-a paper, the WiishUmUut' limes, and we give our rou.lw.i the "-uelit of tliB fcoud uewa with biuecre liieasure: "ib'iirescntativo Camller of Missis sil'Pi is tint a preaehe,-, hut he takes an aeltvo inlerest in religious mutters, anil his si.tvi.-c are often in demand i" Ins (listrict ;,d Wa.-liiuirtou. I'linng tiie summer months, at home or a nnmlier of years, he has often i"ld revival moeling.s out in the coun try, where it. is difficult to secure the services of men of ability and note In one meeting which he held there were sutticient converts to organize lli'-mselves into a church, which tlicv-Ii-oinptly did, and called it 'Candler's - liapel,' in honor of the Kopresenta tive. At. another place the penplc :-e-oiired a large tent and stretched it in an old lielil, and under its folds ha conducted a great meeting, ami after the meeiing closed the people coiu- umeu ami punt a substantial siruct uie. amUt is called 'Candler's Taber nacle.' These are lint instances among many that could lie mentioned. "It did not take church people here long to find that lie was an earnest and zealous worker, and he has spoken at a numb"!- of places in Washington wilh marked effect for good. All of litis service he does without money or price. This is a new departure for a Conci-essinau, and hence has at-trai-le.l considerable comment. Mr. Candler is full of vim and energy, and is a man of recognized aliilily, and has taken hi-h rank during this, his first b-nn. .Yi more faithful Representa- j tho second car called "fare," uotwith tive sits in the halls of Congress." standing he had witnessed the ilis . - ' I embarking of Senator Money from the it gives us satisfaction to publish other ear, and received the usual wave the following leiter from a gallant of tlio hand which stood for regular ylcraii, in correction of one of our j transfer, Senator Money declined to statements in last week's i'--ue rela- llay twl,'- aml --l!timed his right to the to 1 h heroes who fell on Ccine- VlTl' "" I" 'f'1 f- 11,0 Wll'e ,,,,,, ,, , . trip to Hie depot and was 111 110 sense I - j Heights. It was our desire Unit in ,!..'!'; ult. The conductor thereupon all participants who remi'mljercd the; replied with irritating impudence and facts wilh accuracy would write us insolence thai he would nut him off 'i ll,! Truth, unit .N.itlilnx Hut Truth. While our distinguished Senator II. 0. Money Is doubtless heartily dis gusted at the great amount of publici ty (together with the rauk injustice) given him because of the street car episode, we feel it our duty to give space to the following personal letter received 011 the lath inst., as it bears directly on this occurrence and tells "the truth, the whole truth, and noth ing but the truth," in the straightfor ward manner so characteristic of the splendid young llississippian who wroto it: May 10, 1002. Miss Power You doubtless have seen the misrepresentations that have gone broadcast ov:r the hind concern ing an incident in which Senator -Money was recently forced to iigure 1. y reason of the insolence of a street car conductor. Senator Money had boarded a car and paid his faro to the H. 4: 0. depot, where he was to take the train at a certain hour for Balti more. When Hearing the Peace monu ment, he consulted his watch and found that lie had only live minutes to make connection with the Baltimore train. At the same time, he discov ered that the car lie was on did not go to t lie 11. & 0. depot, but the ear following, which was right at hand, did. it was tiie same line and he was en Li lied to a transfer, hut as was often the case, the conductor was hurried anil rreijuently conveyed a passenger by a wave of the baud to the car mak ing tiie turn to the B. & 0. depot, mis was done in Hie case of Senator Money, and when the conductor on and set right any possible errors hence we publish Adjutant Howell letter gladly: it tiie Lire was not paid. Senator .Money, as we are proud to know, is not the kind of man to submit to that 'I. C. '. Holmes County Cami) o. 3DS ! injMit .,,,,1 ,u.',.i,-,-n,i ,..n'i, ,.' '11, MisS., .May ll. 1 l-mnhasis tn viebl tn thn mn'imt itp. Power in your com- i -,., ,u ,,f th,. ,.mwt,.t,,r a i,.,.. Or II. -! ill. farm buildings were il Tl II III II. ,11' I ale ml jllMi.llOll wii ..ir. D," .-ifh liiu of I lie Aia.-cieuir 1 in. W. Vn on " l.'.ili. four fann iiie grand jury in I their lives, and bauly liurneil that T I W.I IIII I h rough 1. .nil al ll ..I his e- I ro ved 11 ihaineter were roots , ,i- t w i-l - .11 1 i II lie. I oil the - fan her. but as pen e.oiniry. no Ibnvlin "Hear Mir lii'-nis un what the l.hillas Times-Herald says about the troops that went high' st up Cemetery Heights at (let ty.o.urg, .ml;.- ;:, in.;:;, you jusiiy say thai iiavis' Mis.-i; .-ippi brigade went, as their dead bodies showed, as fat as tiie farthest, hut you are in error as to one regiment that composed that brigade. 11. was composed uf tile .Sec ond, pourlh, Kleyentli and Forty-soc- j ond Mb-.-dssippi Regiments. At its I first organization it had the three (irst- hamed regiments and the North Caro lina, regiment, lint when the l-'orty-second Mississippi was formed it was put in Davis' brigade and tiie Caro linians went, into Pender's North Caro lina brigade. Both were in Hi" charge that al'ti rnoiin. 1 carry until now a short, leg;, caused by a ininic hall re ceived in that charge. Statistics also liieiiian, who was also a passenger, volunteered his malicious assistance, and together lie and the conductor strove to e.'ect Senator Money from the car while it was running at full speed, but failed to do so until a pas senger had runs to be put off and tho car stopped. Senator Money was then thrown off, dragging the conductor with him. Tho conductor then dealt him a violent blow over the lung, and was attempting further assault, when Senator Money drew his penknife, and in the struggle to wrest the knife from his hand the conductor received a wound in the hand, and returned to his car. which had been held for him, but being incited by tho fireman, he- went bred; ami dealt Senator Money another blow over the head of a po liceman. Some one was holding the Senator at this time. That ho was . Ill 4 .i.i-'ite 1 11 1 in workers, in al llaiel.,,,, pn ileeidod 'I Hi' e of the Ma.twr 1 I lie mine owners and to ' i" Hie bitter end. The - . . .-:: out I lie ongi iieers, '1 j- oop runners will be ilo- " ! Ileliimul h, the emi- " "I 1 lower hospital, New lo- residence, 011 the ' ' lailure. He bad long 1 w n h n-art disease, but 1 dl only throe (lays. 0 ' . in: lor copper ore in 1.1 pan 1 Washington !'. Murphy tnaile the (lis- "' im-l.'il. said to be found .tl,,., i- . ... ' i'" 1 01 1110r10a. it is '""I successfully in the 11 "f Moi-age liattories.aiiil 1 pound. '"'.lo, aged :.';!, daiie-hter of iw ie, of "Zion, ' tin1 result of burns Ihing being- ignited dml laini to heat a l:.-.eltpeil 11 SI. .l..-eph. M Wind Murin Wesl pie-M'il li a do.. Ma llling 1 1'1 St. .1 the (iai-tield many small 111 in-Ii .lama" which is he residence -e. iw that the Eleventh Mississippi , Itegiment. suffered a greater proper-; excited and felt that the preservation 1 tionaie loss on tmu ua tmiti any v,is-. f lrts Mississippi manhood was a 1 sis, ippi regiment, and I believe any hu-ger tiling than the dignity of tin i oilier regiment, except possibly a o!!ii e goes without saving: and his de ; North Carolina regiment. Of course, termination to bring his ruffian assail- a privates scope of observation was ; ant to punishment was what every limiicd. but 1 had a brother captured ; self-respecling man would reasonably that day who went as far as any expect of him. It is wholly untrue troops, and lie 1ms a comrade that niat. he asked or desired a dismissal was taken prisoner at tiie same time f ,,,, eharges; it Is positively true t the Cariiebl s,- 1,1 ad place who is now living in Stark- that he and his friends were prepared t,.,l in the millionaire I ville, Miss. (James T. Jones), who ' to press them to the last finish, and ,,f tbeeitv oii pan-P'V HvlnK testimony to their ad-1 only acquies.-ed in the action of the ,. 1 , 1 auee.i p. iiuii ,11.,-,. ,,.,.,...,. . iin-iijcL muuiiev, ivmi miner ine taw I 0 I , !. . .,. ! . - ,.l .-,,,' t.,in , , , , ' ' . : nniy nine inis n cii-i,, ...a.. iiere nas enure coniroi 01 sucn mat .111 h. llii-nolo. I -;o. tierce j 111 I be south- ! ,i-odi vester- the 1 i of I ililing. raing a m 1 doing dren e-e; ie-st rieken niii-ael". and ran out nun I """ ; nient as to what troops were at that lPrJt, V,'e contidently hope, Miss Power, tin' rain which attained aliuo-t Iln-: time in Joe Davis' Mississippi brigade. tmt yOU are not among the members strength of a ci Ilmr-t, I was until that day a member of 0( th,, Mississifipi press who thottght- : Company F. Kleventh Mississippi lessly and ungenerously made quick Mnim mill Tiiiiiniei- miii-iii-. ! ncitnct. w'e took forty-two men to criticise, without a hearing, this Denier. Col.. May Snow and ; imn action and only five answered roll gallant Southern chieftain who has brail next morning; eleven wete much done valiant and brilliant service for Mir mortally wounded, lours truly, . the entire Southland. One note upon 1-. A. itowF.t.f.. j his bugle horn has been in very deed ." i worih a thousand smaller men. There Tf there is one thing more than an- I J(rc few , hls IlobIc 0!,(,r ,oft t0 us other that is dear to the Heart 01 tne U0Wi am woo bo the day when Mis- rain followed the cloud that over ' many ininini ain tow ns day i-M-nine. Al Creekinri-b" inches of snow- fell InM ni"ln . the heaiicsl storms known t lu ll 11 r- tell : f ; was a I writer, as it was to her beloved father, ; sissippi stands without thn splendid it at v of UN II" : i ,' iron. Sander I). 11 a I, 11 the '.ll.lllll ef r 11 "I of the treasury bal ''"eral fund, exclusive of ;"' K"'1' reserve in the di '"aiptioti, issued on the AMiilnble rush bai-l:-'"'-,"H'. Cold, $!.7.M-t.il1S. (iih.iii congress, on the lath, ,IM "i-iiiiinalioti ,,f th,. novera! .oinially aiiiiouneeil thai r,n':! 'alma hud been eleet of Hie Culinn liopiiblio . '"''' 1,l,'s ice president, and ,;,'. "',,,,,1. t,, the same K;"Kn'"' Hi'' latter for his sen 1 ( Hl.a. '"'t i.eeiii-,-,.,1 , , - - " u- iMiigsion, on '('" night of the lath, be J'H.ers and cuilinns, in whieh "' popiihice were wounded. 1 s"hli''i" from the West I11- Ih, '"gimenl iniide n sortie P and nllaelieil 0001, to Ml''''ls will, razors lashed to ,' ""' "vilians used naii-stuil-. Is- -Miiiiliei-s 011 both sides "I" im '".hired by Hie eollnpse t ''""way, ei-owded with fieo 1 's n tire whieh destroyed ... '' new lurd reiinerv! lit ll f "di .vnrds, on the night '"' are 1. ','IUIl. loss was iipwiiiils ''""'.acite mio workers, In '""'i' their si,-,'!.-,, ,. '""I P'l'ti tliat. if ,.,.,.;,.,, t ,ln "1"'.1''11 would practical- ai. I "' "l"lries f ,,e conn ' ' business and inoonven l"'"p!e Ihroun-boiit the "f tier,.,, . .. ''ntlsh;,, f .V","""K "'rims 1 Sm ' V"'n"un.' "'anl Hie . 'I'l'cror William 1ms .llB, resident Jtaosevell, his " n Kt. '".'1't Amerienn Mi '"f'lr'.of -ler-I ,",; , , '"' ''t'wte.l iuHiena- on i, i ,,,',,f,!,lcnt IbHisevc.lt It is the collection of Mississippi his tory. We earnestly desire to continue the work begun by him, and to add to the valuable papers he had col 1, ,.ied Any of our readers or friends May. Al Ceiilral Cit.i the fill! of -ix indie-, with W'orthmaii. while in Hie ' Cripple Creek a blianl prevailed, snow einering the nionulains two inches deep. There was a light fall of snow In-day at Tellurhle. aeeone jinnie.l by 11 hard gale. Dosil motive Inriiinlo. Cheioiia. Kas.. May A tornailn pussoil over I his place Si imi-oolinir- i.r destroy in houses and louring down the I"1''" of the electric light and telephone (.,,al.,es. Miss lailiua . to onr ilformation. ea ! I leu 1 1 on, ,., , " 1 I..,..,,,,,..-, 1 and. in falling, siistai 1 representative given her in the life and service of Hernando P. Money. It. is due Senator Mcl.aurin to say that lie slood loyally and fearlessly by his colleague, and rendered noble and efficient service as long as assistance ikn night, numerous who will help in this great work will was possible in the case; and on the not. only give ns happiness, hut they : occurrence of a fitting occasion, while will confer a lasting benefit on our matter was pending in court he , , f with great force indignantly repelled readers and leave a blessing for pes- rprtajn mifomule( p,at(,meiltg nuuie by terity. There are, we know, thousands , tho r0imsi fln. the railroad company, and thousands of men and women who and at the same time paid high tribute tell each (lay, in their homes, stories ' to the life and character of Senator .. 1 o,,leiiis nf L-reat h storic va up. 1 -oney. nis enure couise coinimiuueu 1111,1 ,,,, - - and it is from these sources that wo bv t he w 1111 serious injurie minor injuries. (II hers received II ji i n accompanied the slorni. Heio-.iil'ti-tl " I 'I" ' Council Chill's. In.. May A "l'0" eial to Hie Nonpareil from Modal", la., stales that a storm, resembling a evolono, passed through 1 '"' ''""'' 1,-y'wost of I here a1""" f""r "Vl"(k li,;t evening and 'li'l con-ideriihle ,limae-e t" farm pi'opcH.V. H'"111 n" loss of life is repi'i'te'l- Kiilol.le f M li.'l'11' 'ortland. Ore-. May '.' ,,.. I Sebaofor. senior Bishop Scott academy, a school ,i,,....l under the direction 1,1 Kpis, al church, committf .1 ''i'1''' vLtei-ibiv. bv shooting himself 'll ' revolver. Mis body as fom ling' in rooms. Prof. La- nuisioi- nt the I sit-class ,, ,-lm i' 111 one in mi l-s of age H....C u.,1,1, ., for was ill .vent "" , 1.... 1 attainment aim i""' the acailemy 101 of scholarly lieeii emnlovcd in ,,. years. Me had nof b-'''" ''"'- ploy'ed in the a, einy for the cm- ing- year. , i,hi.r ,-r"""" Kingston, .lantaica. May 2".- ' Dritish stcniner Para f.i" v , Ch nrrived Here, M.m.ln.v. repm -, t the Co.o-nbinn rebids . W ' iTltr consiileriible ground m th.il public. S, Frnneiseo. M.V M-" W.Hin.a Taylor, jn-rhn, Hm of nil inissiomiry bishops f Methodist eliurch. Is dead a I Alto, nftcr a loiiff Hlm'ss. at tin ai,' of SI. For the facts that our grand mother, wlio has lived her ninety-three years in Mississipi, gives us are in themselves a goodly volume. Cannot others, among the aged ones, write down for us, and for posterity, their fleeting (ami too often, alas! fading) memories, and mail them to us? Or will not their children do it for them? We have a correspondent in this cotm ty a lady who is burdened with years and homo down with suffering and vet she gives us facts about the early jays that are priceless. Wo hope to give one of her interesting letters, de scriptive of old Auburn, in an early lsue She tells, in an interesting w,v of the visit of- the old Indian, Trace and other things which all of us should know. It may be that somo of our best in formed readers are timid about writing for the press. If that he so we will gladly have them set down only tho fads and we will pre pare them for publication. In this way we hope to get and to give great things for Mississippi, and the original ,.,,;,-, f worth it, will become part of our'state's archives. The cotton insttrae question Is spreading' and rising and deepening, and in other ways Fretting so big that Botno people seem to think Gov. Lon duo wii! have to call an extra session of the Legislature to consider the mat ter of changing' the present law At the Bankers' Convention in McComb l,,t week a committee was appointed to' confer with tho Governor on this .,, i It Is urged that the present J will seriously handicap the cot- Hie praise of Mississippians hera, and the Mississippians in Washington stood shoulder to shoulder In support of the honored and trusted represent ative of their State and indorse all that he did. Respectfully, H. MiK. FuiaiiAM. The General Assembly of the Tros byterian Church of tho United States, true to the prophecies made in our columns concerning It, has proved to be the most imposing body of church men ever gathered together In the State. Not only do they come from all our Southern States, but from for eign laiul.i as well, including those of heathendom. The deliberations con tinued through the week and were ac corded earnest attention and excited Hie deepest interest. Kev. Dr. Hull of Columbia Theological Seminary was chosen Moderator, to succeed Dr. N. M. Woods of Memphis. This was in a sense a compliment to Mississip pi, ns Dr. Hall was for almost a score of years In charge of the church nt Canton, and is held in affectionate re membrance by the older Presbyterians. A number of questions of vital im portance to the church and its govern ment were discussed and disposed of, and nt this writing the assembly is still in session In the First Church, Jackson (which, by tho way, was handsomely renovated for this Im portant occasion). Gen. McClurg's opinion respecting tho rights of corporations under the anti-trust law of the State was ren dered last week and Is of more' than ordinary importance. He holds that one corporation, whether a compet itor In the same kind of business or not, and that one corporation cannot become tho owner of the franchise, plant or equipment of a competing corporation. This opinion of tbe Attorney-General was rendered to the Governor in the matter of Oie applica tion of the Shuuuta Oil anil Manufno . -,1 ennan Infinite WOITl' Im lno. nnintinv nf iihiilmra rtnita Wd loss to eotton i-eii. I couutjr. " STAE BANK SUPERVISION." SuhJe.fof fn A, j.Bper iipfor, th(. UlliSlmlppI Hanker,. Aiiclu(lmi. At t.'te recent session of tho Missis sippi linkers' Association, held in McComb City, Mr. J. T. Thomas, cashier of the Bank of Grenada, read the following paper on "State Bank Supervision:" "Tin- principle nf state supervision anil, in a greiit degree, control of business e,,r noriitlmm. Is not n novel one In the Cnlt. ,1 States, mid I lie rldit tn exercise It Is n-i longer o."ii t ili.-,-u,m. We- see one of the clii.f iiiot n,st miildiig uiiuiifi!. Tallinn of this right iu n. untioinil ami state rati l-OIIll nilliililn.sliuts. All gi t public 001- poiHtiouN, exeroUlug stiipcnuiHW uufl (jua.il public. fumUoiis, become, ill time, 80 lileinlcit wilh unit I'.isi'iitinl to the eoiumer olal life 11ml oioiKiiiKos of the country Hint tlu-y seem nliiiost tovornineiiiiil agencies mid liisti-uini atalitk-s. liul however great the o.pof.itieii, however fai-t-i-aciiing anil powerful., its service and lun. lions, It is still M a creature, nti lu'litlcliil lieiiu craited . i."r by mate or national legli:i turn. brought .otu ci.,ti uco l.y law, tt owes Its (-very light, every power, even life Itself, t Uie iiiw. It possesses linlldug ex copt Wiiat is llcle;;liled to it. Therefore, tiie creator, the law, has reserved the right to control, If need lie, the creature, the corporation, ami it h, (lil'il.-ult to nlteaipl to answer Hie pioiioslliou against Hie au thority. Especially lias the ricllt of super vision anil control heeii iismticiI with re spect to tiie great corporate limlics public hilercsl, or In! crests, more properly peuii lug, of the whole public. Therefore, we eve riiilroiiu eotapamdes, telegraph and ex press fompiiuiei, lire Hint life Insurance companies, banking and trusl ronipanliM iind like orgiuib.utlons subject to the opera tion of tlio principle. "I have been u-dicl, however, to discuss only the rb'lil of supervision of hanks by the spile, anil I am also expected to con viiice Hits serious and rellecihe l.o.ly that lint mipervi.-lon ah.iie, but even ofli.ial ex uniili.it lea, wilh c... -reive or ili-a iplbuiry nuthollty, shall tie exorcised by the stale. Allcr colice.lirg tills ri:4ht b. the state, the chief in.-it tcrs of lnlei-est to us are etu braceil in and may be cmpliiisizeil by three liin-si ions: "first -Why have state ynpen iion of bunks at all? "Second- If had to what limit should su pervision extend? "Third - Hoes government supervision ond e-xainliial Ion inspire greater public con ti.lcace and insure safer l.aiiklav? "In answer to Hie lirst ipicr.v, we inay reply that if supervision by the slate over crpnriitiolis of any character is ever riahl, then, In u greater degree than wiih any oilier class, it Is riaht and proper 10 su pervise banking institutions; u.s there are 110 commercial corporations ill the lali.l wlii.-li, hi tiie exercbo of tle ir junvers, Un ties and privlh-aes, more vitally affect great public anil tirivate interests lhall do thj bn libs. T he llnanccs of the world are inau amtl through and ileu.iaal ed by the banks. 'Ph.- l.uii U.-. of the v.orl.l liave I oiia- uneu- ci..-l of ovenaclits, not only in coulilites like itrcal, llrllain, where the Hank of bug laud is tiie direct linn of the guvcrnnicul, but also in tree republics like ihe Culled Slates, where lilcy are noniul:il!y scparale and apart. Kighty iier cent of Ihe larger IHiblic unit private truusactkuis are 1110 luitcil tlil-ougli banks or with bankable pa per. Therefore, in this day, the lirst and prime considcral ieii of .sound yuverinnent is Hit- iiucstloli of sound nuance, and Lhe mut ter of ,';otual tinuljce is 11 inaller more huge ly it. leiiiiini d py Hie banks tllciuselves than by all other agencies combined. "Ju the lirst place, then, the iiucstloli of proper anil sound bunking ts a ipiestiou of bound mid p.oper gov., ninienl, mid surely tiie gov eminent itself should liave some voice in' tiie exercise of functions which it lias '' aicd and million,:,-,!, and wi i -li, ihea s.-i in no .1 b ,11, vitally reacts on il.-.-lt. "in lhe second l.luce, lucre is lie couonei' ciai i,.i'i;..r.i!ion which more vitally lonclcs and al. cts serious mid nliiiost sacred pri vale tiilclcsls ttlun docs Ihe hank. J he tirst .sl"ii i-.tKcii by a bank, uilcr organiza tion, is lo iuiilo deposits. All clashes of ciu.tns, lioiu tne sliohg and aitil luan of business lo the weak anil defenseless wido-v unii orphan, ale Invited anil expected lo in trust llieir lis.ney, solllel 1 lues lltcir all, to the poscsM'.ii 11 1 1,1 cusloiiy of t in- bank, u is me conuauiiily's li-ensiirer, a dbp' u--i--' of crnlil uiid a guarantor lo depositor.., Jt is the channel lliron.uh wl.lcli the means of all clusses of society must How. It ts tile guardian of surplus capilal and one of tile most iiiiporlaut facloi iu industrial de velopment. So lii"h a vuealh.n silolild de uiaiid stcr.ing iiitiv'ity ami accuracy iu the eolliillcl el business. "lhe l.aui. b, colli, -s, ill a creator degree than any oilier corioraI ion, a liiluc.ary, u iruslce. JAeii tut- uie insurance com pany, viliich more nearly nppioaclics the iiicasu.c ol a bunk's trusteesuip than any oilier coli. oration, does llol e.uiut it., 'i he iusuraiice company oilers a business in ducement and a counter lieuelil and prolil; it this for a mull's surplus earnings; while the Punk holds out no great pioiitable or Kopctihuive reluruii to Hie deposilor, yel, us lias been staled, invites a deposit, not ol a slated sum, bul of his whole aecouiit, ills ail. i'li.'l ul a nam's euiiuiis may be lost iu the lailure of all insurance company, Willi,- rccKlessuess iu Uio coli.lucl ot the aliuirs of u bank niay easily leaf down Hie wails ol iutluslry, Uissliiale tiie euruints ol yeurs and desiroy tne I'ctuilalioli ol u tile; so iiitii'woveu are lis le.alioas wilh a community, and Hie uuturc of its dealings are such, Uiat sun-guards and restraints may be demanded anil should be iuvltcU. by tue liaiiKS themselves. "We grant Unit tile history of liauklut; tn .Mississippi for Uie past ten or lil'lccu ieal's does nut fcivo rise lo a Ueiuuud lor i-ioser luvesl gallon anil inspeetiun ol lhe conduct of Us ounks, and turll'el', Hiul supervision will nut ansoiiiteiy iueveiit fuilure, as we liave slillicieilt evlileiico lin-llishcd by oltie. slated and Uoni tue supervision ul uatiomil blinks. This, however, Is no lucre an ar liuiclll atillnsf sitpel'VUluu tliull ll is to collie, id Unit no penally stlouitl he imposed because Uie dculli penally bus not prevent ed, murder. "The banks of the land hold un d posit luoro than Mi per cent of all lhe u.oucy owned by Hie poop.c, uud it is out of this money tnai more than iai per cent of uie buuli s proiits aio earned. Tilts being true, and it being impossible to he otherwise ac curately UeltTlulucd, Hie only leeuursu 4 vouuuiug public couiil possibly have against inlsiaKeu judguieul, okceasivc credit, reek iess banliliii; and improperly uialiayed bank lug corporations is, not oiny slate supervi sion, hut oliicial cxaiuinauou as well. A tieiter uigument in lavor ul lhe proiiosilion could nut be made Ibau the asseniou Unit lorly-cight states and tentlorles have luivn ri-iiuiring supervisluu of hanks hi souie form, while tality-ttireu reiiulre oliicial examina tions, and only two or ttireu have no bauk iug lawn ul nil. A strong urKUiuenl In favor of state supervision and exiiuiiuntiou is iuiu the states not reipltfing oliicial ex uniliiatloit have an uverage of twcniy-slx stale agiiiust Ittiy-tluee uailonal bunks; while those icipitHng oftieiul exaiiiiliatious have au average of WO state to I'M iialioual hanks. The fact Hint lor about forty yearn the uailonal banking system has continued to prosper uud Hie number of liaiiKs lucrta.se under tue most rigid gov ermueiit supel ivslon uud exaliiiliiiliou is u lorcllilii argument tn favor ot the policy, even tlluunii such banks are yrulilcd some extra privileges. Many claim that the bus iness done wilh bunks la putely voluntary, and that tliey have the right (u Insist on Hie Biiuio pi-lrucy In Hie conduct of their ultulrs us Hie Individual, without the In terference uf statu supervision, uud they further Assert Hint stale hank eiiiuiuers would lie u uicnace lo success, for the rea son tint tlio business secrets uf a bank would uo lunger I.e Its own, tint that of tlm cviuiluers us well, and tlu-y would ho nt liberty to dlvulgu tlinii indiscriminately, and to do bo might possibly cause the loss of good business. They fol'Ki't Hint the tlrtllk llHH UUllprttlkCD timl tloea evel'eise fuue.. llonn tun l may infect the welfare of n eoui ininiltv beyond lhe power of culciihithci. anil Hint properly managed unit pcesporoiu Luslltuiwas ohould luivu uotliiug (o fear from the most rigid ncrutlny, whieh should bf u pi-ot. ctieii to tliTu iii.-.niist liiipi'operly ' la-'cd eoniiietltlve col (.oral ions. (tank .-vuluiilcrs an- sujipo-id to be lui-li oT sonuil business priuolpi.-s and of good (lln-retton, unit would not be pc: milted, If so disponed, to illv iib-e th,- iut.-rnal busine.s of bunks ex .'.'lit In a Ic-.-il wtiy ami m the (iis,-tmrg-"f an ofil. hil duly. We huMril nolliing by Iln- iis-i-i i b,n Unit today there are inunv hunks conduct. ,t in moss disreiiiiril of hoiiu-1 biiiikiu. prin-lplcs, and Hn-ri-bv constantly Jeopardizing the safety and prollu of such liistiniiioiis-bnpeibiiig tim Interests of shsrclioldei-s and d, wsliors. Sueh bankn are obstrijetieim and uu tliturv to lliose cim iliicled on i-t.-id and inticilble prlnelidi-rt. mul Mibjc-t the toiler to unfair and unjust conipe... ion. "In answer to the second question. It seems to he the pr.'Tfillliig rule Willi thnse siales haling Hie most com rekdislve and. Iierhui.s best, laws on the subject, to re ipibe net less than four official statement annually, which are published, mid one re .piire.l am,!! .1 eiandil.-itlon, wilh the right of iiispooi ion, us often as desired by a bank examin.-r. The exainlnci' is rr-uuireil to liuve till stiitetaenls conform to a uniform rule; lo see Hun a certain percentage of the assets be ut all times available; (nut over dralis l. altogether prohibited, except on hiiiiicilhit.-ly available collateral; that no loan be allowed as an asset which Is more than six months past due; that, onlv u cor lain lierccnlage of capital mid surplus be loaned to tin individual or firm; that no bunk be allowed to borrow, eilhea by re discount, no!,- or otherwise, mere than Om an. I tuie hiilf times its oupital; that oflleers and directors be prohibited from ovei-eheek-mg. and that the former be prohibited from boi-roi-. lea- of their res live hunks. "lliese inles or reiiulivtueuls could not I. e o!,iect,i..,,e, and suoiihl, 1 think, with peioi'tios for enforcement, be about the limit of siiiiei-visl.ui. "In aii v.er to the third question: A very lorcible arciunoiit in favor of the proposition is that ad of us who have bank- expcri.-iice cm, testify to the fact that -,'". on,, men in-pe,.i,,ii docs create con II. leiice, f,,r win, is ih.re tiiuoii us, when haviic; a collection to send to a remote city, '"it '1 Ihe usual i nurse, does not turn to a bank dirb toiy an,, select tile inline of sonic ii:in.,ii:il bunk, and wbvV Not bocaii.,c n iialioual bank is known to he bdier. but ralhcr because govcrunieiit iaspectjon !n spires greater call. I, nee. A-uiii, whv is it I hat out of teor,.. than l;4 banks lit Mis sissippi all have one or more uuilonul bauii corropiiiideiils. while imiv tiv.-nl v four have ecch a stale bank n,n ..n.icnt V Win Is '' "S a rill" Itllcle are a few except ion -, thai naliunul banks have linger deposits and rec in. mere Hens for e,.iecli,.n'r 'l he answer is obvious, because of iiiRfl.li nt creeled by official bunk exa munitions. Hvi dent y the arcni'icnt is c.iinbiciue, ,mii we aie conindtlcil by our own acts to not only siale back sii-crvl-i but to official exam- inalioii as w.-ll: mul those of us who object evidently do so from n selfish niolive, or possibly Hiioucli a lb-sire to ronlinue Hi,. ,ract,ce of il ii . ii i - im-stl is I- nie!li..ils, as state bank sei-.-rivi-iou :iUii state bunu exninliia li. ui wo,,;, ,-i -si-1 , i-uthcr tMi !,,(,., .,',.,.,., Willi 1,-alliliiate bankillL' tr:ills:icll,,iis be pre,, nilie-. as I'm- as ,i,-,-:ible. iinbusliiess lik" tnetho.ls and other :ihus.'s. "If it wen- aenerullv known that each of our states h:,,l .,, w holes,, ine hunk- in-- laws, ami enforced them, nii.lcr He sulci supcrvbion of bank cNaiaiiicr.-, it is p.."-ible H,al our stale banks ivoubl. and l.erhaps rii-htlully shouM, ,.,-,'l national banks In deposits, as well as Iu conceal bus-liic-s. Sii.-h laws would Inspire greater .-..iilidenc,.. uad bring deposhs, and doiajsj its swell prolil s. "In eoncliisi.in, We hare a cecd hisiiraiice lav,-; why not g one str-p f n it her In pro.--ress anil ask for n conson-;!! ivc, yet cfl'ect tve, bank-Ill.- law'; If the banks' will lak.. the initiative by ilraftili:.- a nrnp.-i- law they can avoid unwise and perhaps ,laii-.-.-r-ous legisl.-ltlelt, Tl.y r on put iiu, i opcra- la.H a lav: d"vbcil out of Hie wls.l , ex- I"'1''' ' honesty and patriellsm of the bankers: and while lhe ten, .rant mav su---pcei ile-ir m, .lives, we know Ihe law- would be go... I. r,.r tl-e very ei .. ami prosper i.y of the well no, iinueil .ink is founded on Uonestv and .ati iotisiu." Attorney-General McClurg. Judge Advocate-General, has prepared a charter for incorporating the Sons of Veterans of Mississipi, in which twenty-five Sons ire named ns incropora. tors, though all sons of the Mississippi division are included as charter mem bers. Gen. McClurg sent out a circu lar letter last week to the charter members, which is as follows: . "Jackson, May 1.5. Dear Sir Uy request of the Missis sippi division of the Sons of Veterans, I have prepared a charter of incorpora tion of said division lor the purpose of receiving, by organized authority, contributions for the purchase of ileau voir and to receive a deed thereto. Your name appears as one of the char ier members. Tuesday, June 3, the anniversary of Jefferson Davis' birth day, lias been fixed as the day for the approval of the charter by tiie Sims and to organize thereunder by elect ing a president, secretary and' treasu rer, and formulating plans for the general management if the corpora tion in the interest of the Mississippi division. Therefore j on are respect fully requested to meet Willi the in corporators at 111 a. m. in the Sena'e chamber at Jackson, on June :i prow, for tiie purpose above slated, and your presence is respectfully urged. Per haps the most Important matter, next to the organization itself, will be to provide for permanent recognition of the Daughters. Consensus of opinion now seems to lie that Hie Sons shall go ahead, buy the properly, pay for It and see that they get a good title, and then fraternally turn it. over to the Daughters to cure for and manage. These matters and others pertinent 'o the cause will he considered at t lie meeting on June 3. You are at lib erty to invite any Son in good stand ing to come along with you and help us discuss and settle all of these mat ters." The Sons propose to have a great time when they meet in Jackson on the 3d of June. fifll I 111 . Death-Dealing Explosion In the Fra terville Coal Mine at Coal Creek, Tenn. 225 MEN AND BOYS LOSE THEIR LIVES. Prompt, Hut ITiavallliig KfTorta to Keacua the Kntomld Mnii-When Jntruca Wa 0etei Tbronjrh au AUJolulng Mine It Wi Found That tverj Oat Had PerUheU. From the Manchester (la.) Press of May 8 we learn of the splendid ap pointment, by Gov. Cummins of the Vicksburg National Military Park Commission, of Capt. J. F. Merry, who is beloved alike in his State and our own in all the States, in fact, through whieh the I. C. It. It. runs. The Waterloo Reporter, commenting on the appointment, truthfully says: "In every qualifieatir n Capt. Merry stands pre eminent as the most desira ble representative that the Slate of Iowa could possibly send, He has been closely identified with the move ment from its inception and has la bored intelligently and unceasingly to accomplish the object now about to be realized. A gallant soldier himself, a loyal and representative citizen of Iowa In its truest significance, whieh is that 'in nil that is gocd Iowa affords the best,' he stands as of the best type of Iowa manhood for integrity, honor, superlative ability and untiring ener gy in upholding, maintaining and ad vancing the good name and the splen did heritage of history, which the Stute has achieved in war and In pence. None know him but to honor and love him, and there is no name on the list of the Vicksburg commission which arouses greater satisfacion or inspires more hope than the one lirst men tioned in the list named by Gov. Cum mins on Saturday, Capt. J. F. Merry." The Press Association is spending this week most delightfully with the good people of Greenwood, partaking of the cordial welcome that is always found In the Delta hearts and homes, hew towns ever care to have the Mis sissippi press twice in a generation, hut Greenwood actually seemed to want it this yeer, despite the recent visit, and her people a--' keeping up their splendid recei'tl Coal Creek, Tenn., May 20. The worst disaster in the history of Ten nessee mining- occurred at 7:30 o'clock yesterday morning, when be tween 17." and 225 men and boys met instant dentil nt. the Fraterville coal mine, located two miles west of this town. A gas explosion was the cause of the disaster. Out. of the large number of men and boys who went to work yesterday morning, only one is alive, and be is so badly injured that he can not live. This man is William Morgan, an aged Kiiglishinan, who was a road man in tiie mine, lie was blown out of the entrance by Hie force of the explo sion. One hundred and seventy-live mi ners were checked in for work yes terday morning- by 1 lie mine boss. In i'.dilit ion to Hiese there were boys who acted us helpers and drivers and roadmen, anil others to tin: number of perhaps fifty. Fraterville mine in the oldest mine in the Coal Creek district, having been opened In IsTO. It; is fully three miles from the opening of the mine to the point where the men were tit work. They had not been at work long before the terrible explosion oc curred. There was a fearful roar and then ilatues shot, from the entrance and Hie air shafts. As soon as order could be brought out of chaos, two rescuing parties were started in. one at the main en trance, Hie other through Thistle mine, which adjoins and in which no men were at work. The Thistle par ty was unable to make any headway as the gas slide. 1 the workers. The Fraterville parly went fully two miles under the earth until a heavy fall of slate was encountered. At this barrier men worked like de mons, hoping against hope, that those beyond might be safe. 'Tfie news of the disaster spread quickly, and the scenes at the mouth of the mine, while the workers were within were, beyond description, liusi ncss was suspended in Coal Creek nnd all its mines as soon as the news be came known, and women and chil dren gathered nround the Frater ville cut ranee. Women whosi bunds and sons were within wild wttli gi-iet. All day long- the rescuers toi the slate obstruction, and not five o'clock did they force an en trance through it. I'p to that hour only live dead bodies Hsrf been recov ered, and hop,- was still high that ninny w ii bin were safe. The hopes of the living' were doomed, however, for when once the rescuers could enter and proceeded they walked along' one continuous tomb of death. There was not a sign of life. Kvery man had perished. iaght dead bodies were first recov ered, and these were sent to Coal Creek. Twenty-six were soon found. They were not disfigured beyond i.lent ilieat ion. mid each corpse as it was borne from the mouth of the great tonili was surrounded by eager crow ils of relatives of tho men who had been stricken down. The mine was not on fire, except in remote portions, and all bodies will, perhaps, be reached and recovered. The Fraterville mine is owned by the Coal ( reek Coal Co., of which Mn.i. F. C. Camp is president, lie was in Cincinnati, hut hurried to the scene of the disuster. in l'l. after inspecting Fraterville mine. State Commissioner of Labor !!. A. Shiflett reported that the ven tilation was not up to requirements: that the furnace was inadequate to ventilate the mine, and that the air ways were choked in places. THIRTEEN WERE DROWNED. hus-were d at until Mile KiiuIInIi TotlrlalN mill Four lloiltmeii Drmvni'il In the I.tikea ftf Klllnrney. London, May IO.--Nino Knglish tourists, including four women, am! four boatmen were drowned, Sunday, by the upsetting- of a boat on the lakes of Killarney. County Kerry, Ireland, during u squall. A train, near Glasgow, was de railed Monday morning. There wns no loss of life, but numbers were in jured. These are the earliest samples of accidents which usually murk the Whitsuntide bank holidays. SHERIDAN'S RIDE FOR A SONG. A Fnnioua I'iiIiiIIiih. that Took Vcnra to I'riMltiep. Sold For n IlfKRarly 1'llluiiee. New York, May 20. Chrulen II. An ilrus' painting "Sheridan's Hide," 17 by 2S feet, said to be the largest sin gle piece painting ever executed in America by mi American, has been sold at public auction to satisfy claims on the estate. It brought only $130. Andrus spent many years on the canvas, and its actual value is many thousands of dollars. AtllriHod the Opinion. Washington, .May 20. The I'nited States supreme court yesterday af firmed the opinion of the supreme court of Arizona in the ease of the United States versus the Copper Queen Mining Co. The case grew- out of the use of timber said to have been cut on the public domain Ivy the mining company, the timber being valued nt $ls.'l,00(). The mining; com pany cuiiteudcd that the taking uf the timber was authorized by luw, and the effect of the decision is to uphold that contention, MUNICIPAL CORRUPTION. Nine Indlrtmputa rtetarnpf! hr the Tolrda IO.I (.rand Jnrf Acalnat Public Ofllclala. Toledo, 0., May 20. The grand jury, impaneled several weeks agnv and charged by Judge Ixinkade to in vestigate the rumors of the bribery and official dereliction, made a partial report Monday. Indictments were found againRt the following persons': Moses It. Brailey, city solicitor, three counts for bribery. , ; Kdgar If. Kckert, cluim agent of the Toledo Railway and Light Co., bribery. ' . Moses It. Brailey and Edgar , H. Kckert, obtaining money under false pretenses. , ; Edgar II. Eckert and George Stet ter, bribery. James Sheehan, contractor on city work, bribery. . Fred .1. Young, assistant street commissioner, bribery. Thos. 'J. Purtil, member board of revision, bribery. Ira C. Moore, secretary board of revision, bribery. Michael Howard, bribery. sextupleYloridXtragedy. A Lover'a I-'raltleia Infiituntfon For a Tblrlocn-Venr-Ol.l Girl and Ita llluody Sequel. St. Augustine, Fla., May 20. Crazed by bis infatuation for little Abitba McCullough, a 13-year-old girl, Will iam Austin, a young mini, curly Mon day morning, killed the girl and four other persons, and then committed suicide in a lonely farmhouse of William Wilkinson, near Hastings, a thriving settlement, IS miles from this city. The dead are: William Wilkinson, aged ,",2. Mrs. Wilkinson, his wife. Miss Abitha McCullough, aged 13. Miss Wilkinson, sister of William Wilkinson. One child. William Austin, the murderer ami suicide. The crime was first discovered by John Keller, who visited the Wilkin son bouse. There he found six corpses scarcely cold, and but one living' witness to the tragedy a help less infant. Austin had been madly infatuated with the McCullough girl, amj it is claimed 1 lint he killed the entire family because bis advances were rejected and his desire to wed the girl was opposed. STILLNESSVErWHLRE. Not a Hippie DlHtnrha the Culnineaa of the Strike Munition In I'cunNylvuiilu. Ilazleton, Pa.. May 20. The second week of Hie total suspension of hard coal mining as a result of the dead lock between miner nnd mine owner began without the faintest ripple to disturb the calmness of the situa tion. A Sabbath stillness prevails everywhere. .Not one of the coal companies in this territory, made an attempt to start up a colliery, and not a miner wandered near the big black breakers. The collieries and their surroundings have a desolate appearance. Xo one is about, except the engineers, the firemen and pump runners, whose duty it is to keep tiie mines free from water and gas. the stablemen who are looking after the niub-s that have been brought to the surface, after having been in total darkness for two years, nnd lhe repairmen who are doing odd Jobs of patchwork in and about the main buildings. GIFT TO ASHLAND SEMINARY. lira. J. 11. Iliiwutii Una Donnleil a lluilillim Hint Will font Sgii.oou to Aalilnnd Seiulniiry. Versailles, Ky.. .May 20. The young wife of J. II. llaggin, of New York nnd Kentucky, has donated to Ash land seminary here a building that may cost her $20,000 or more. Ash land seminary is a female boarding school, conducted by the Episcopal diocese of eastern Kentucky. Two months ago its dormitory was burned. The insurance was not suf ficient to restore an adequate build ing. Mrs. Hag-gin offered the neees- snry new- buildings as a personal gift, imposing no condition, except that the seminary shall never be re moved from Versailles, her former home. A DESTRUCTIVE HURRICANE. The I'rovinee of Seinde, llritiah In dia, Swept Ily a Ileiilli-llenl-Inw Hurricane. lloinbiiy. May 20. destructive hurricane lias swept over the prov ince of Seinde, llritish India. Forty miles of the Seinde railroad was washed away, and buildings, houses anil embankments disappeared. Fif ty miles of telegraph wires also were destroyed. Many lives were lost. Alt Automohi le Kecorda llroken. New York, May 21). All automobile records between New York and Phil adelphia have been broken by a party of New Yorkers, who made the run to this city from Philadelphia in four hours and eight minutes. The dis tance is 103 miles. Cone Home For a Holiday. New York, May 20.--Fnllv a.000 mi ners, foreigners, have left Lacka wanna county within the last week for Europe for u holiday during the strike, says a Scrauton (Pa.) special to the World. A (inlet Strike. Ilazleton. Pa.. Mav 20. The anthra cite miners' strike is being conducted very quietly. There are no signs of disorder anywhere, but not n pound of coal is being mined. There is to be vet a hope that arbitration muv be consented to by the operators. aid Death Due to Dlnlielea. New York, May 20. -Justice Miles bench, of the supreme court, of .New York, died early to-day lit bin apart ments in Hie Waldorf-Astoria. IF fatal illness was reported as diabetes.