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MACON BEACO 110 VOLUME Kill. NUMBER II. MACON, MISSISSIPPI, SAT U It DAY, SEPTEMBER 12, vm. a- i , Mississippi State News School Terms, ,H0 SiEli' iin U ikK-ii t of Kduoa- ;vhilliH(l lust week wnt out ircuLtr to (be lwards of .suI1('r t ..ii dm eounlios in the M W ."" . ., .,.1.11 urirIlg Upon H 111 "- I'.,! t.,x levy for the purpose of J' i:.. iiw. Bi-liool terms. emu ,,...,, , , , HK-rintt'iHli'iiL ii niuifiu hub jiiKi, .'(i'od a tli'H'niisli rnnipaign of the fo msdi' for tlio purpose of 1KijllS the fifliiiiciit of the peo- on he sul'jfot of school extrn ;a i,y additional taxation. He iliail an able corps of educators i,l f,M with him for several ,nlhs, and tin; question has been ' roHily discussed in all of its us" in nearly ffy county. iay couiitH'S nave ucicu vy wuw i the ii'ii"1"111"1 v ulxi'iu.y iu , ' .1 .. .1 1.. fH n l...iir..M jillllllll II" scuouia iui u iuiiBu i m mill .Ml'. UlllUlClU Hopes 10 re' all id' the while counties, at . , ii ii.; . v,...,..li. (;f( pllim. nor. r-v"i. '-. ,if circular to t ne uoanis 01 su- visiir?, j"( eon t out, Suporin ;l,.it Wliillield sets forth in brief, fciiii-t paragraphs the reasons M ivhii h he bases bis appeal for ..additional si.'bool levy. 1 That the people are In favor of i movement, in his judgment. Ho .. . . (.i.lnn.Ii.l 1,1309 tills IJIU1UI1 UlMlll lltu ot.iM:ii.im xm of Ins rectmi campaign, in ilrh he nays a vote was taken In jry audience on the question and ,,t one single vote was cast attains t, lie over in.OOO votes were cast for :. levy. Schools lire of supreme lmpor ;ice, ami should havo precedence er roads, bridges and other county proveni'Miis. History shows that . developmi'iit of a State Is the de aliment of Its schools. 3. The movement is in general fa ir all over the South. I-ast year pntyfoiir counties in Mississippi wit to levy school taxes, and fifteen aers will fall Into line this year, i enmities submitted the matter to people, will it. was carried by a te of 7 to I in all of them. Conn 5 havinK the longer terms will nt jct The best teachers, and the oth j will puffer accordingly. (. The records show that, the aver- i;e attendance Is hotter in counties ih Ions terms than in those that ,ive short terms. 5. The lunger term does not inter re with farm work. If the larger ,ys have to stop In the plowing sea n, they should have a better school tile they can attend. All the girls i smaller buys have a full term, j tliev have more education 'when ?y have to slop to go to work. i. The negroes do not get one cent 'tliis lax paid by white people. If the groes be given credit for the taxes r pay, plus their share of the taxes dil by corporations, it will more an pay for their schools on the resent basis. Killed by His Son-in-Law. John A. Wan-en, a well known and well-to-do inner, who has re sided for ltmny years about twenty miles from Kosciusko, was shot anil instantly killed hy l,js son-in-law, lames Ferguson, last week, a double-barreled shotgun being the weap on used. The killing js said t0 have been caused by Warren's remarriage, lie was a wiodwer and the female bead of his house was a single daughter, about grown. He left home last week to get married, and instructed his daughter to prepare a reception dinner for her stepmother, who, instead, went to her brothcr-in- law. j. no old man came home with his bride, found the house emptv, went lo Ferguson's in search of his daughter as inad us a hornet, carry ins a Sholiflin with him. trlnrl in nis son-m-iaw, but wa?n t enough, and was himself It is said thai. Warren was the influence of liquor when Ferguson is at home await. shoot quick killed. under Weekly Crop Outlook. The Mis-i-sippi department of the .male and cmp service has issued f following general summary for e week ended August 31 : The temperature throughout the j.k was somewhat above normal id the weai her was very favorable rail growing crops. Local show 's occurred the first and last of the being rather heavy in the Jihern pari, but light elsewhere. it following table gives the rain- II fur the week ill inches and hun flihs hi iwclve stations: llrookh.iven 20 (Ireenvillc T (Ireeinvood 00 llazlehurst. 15 Jackson 75 Kosciusko T Lake 2 Meridian 84 Natchez l.;tr, Port (iil.son 1. 10 Virksliurg 95 Yazoo Oily 07 ('"ttnn has made good growth in ? northern ami delta counties. it, shedding mid some worms are P"i1cd from all parts of the State, Jt are not damaging the crop se- !,usiy, except m southern counties !l,'":' the condition of cotton has 'ti'riorated for the last two weeks. 'lie crop continues from three to '"r Weeks late nn.1 voonirea fnvnr- ' weather and a late fall to make f!"otl vield. Onen bolls are re- r'cd in almost, nil counties nnd ng has begun as far north as "'per county, but is not general The weal her has been verv fu- irahle fnr foildor milline and ha y- a". which have Droirressed rapidly harts, and much fodder and ;')' have been saved in fine shape, ""'i bnlh old and young, is fine. Mures, peavinc hav. cane, nota- 508 nnd turnips continue to be very '"lIUSlll" Actress' Rash Act. ittie Austin, a beauliful vounc 'tress who went, in Meridian lis 11 mber of the clinroa nf the Hostoil Tril Com mi nv. fried to eomniit :,llei;l last week at the Grand Ave- Ie hy taking laudanum. All 'ay nlnvi,.;,,,, l i..i,,;,i , . i - iiuin NCJCJ 1IL IICl U1-0.-.111.-. , er ''"ndiiion is soniewhat. improved "'inn are still e-ravo doubts of w reeoverv. Hcsnondeiicv is the . v i - j Cause nssiirnnil for the nuillff 0lmi.'., ..... , ' i, 1 0 "isn act. jier noinc is m 'Mas, Gone Again. Brooks Story, Ibo noted express "mi uesperado, lias coiisum- is lutu escape from the Mis- .. .. . . , . n I'll. penitentiary, story 8 mui as made last week from the prison farm. He was at With n f nil,, mliilo Plso'iirs in the field, and walked ' . v'l 0 01,-.tllM.l'lltl. e ltiin.,,1 t'. - .- .1 r , -c""i mi ii geneiHi scouuop w 'e woods in the neighborhood, but ace of him tQuld te discovered, 'l)ber hated h 'issippi cape ankin 'HI'S ing arrest. Biennial Reports. OwiriL' lo the aelivitv of the ram. naii'n. the St;ile nlticiotj urn ekiiil i n ' '' 1,11 .1.1.,- what behind in the preparation of tne Dieimiai reports to lie submitted to the leuislature in .lanuarv. Some of the ollieials, it is understood, will not commence the actual work of compilation until they get into the new slatehmise, and if this course if followed by all the ollieials it is more Ihnn likelv that Ihn Slate oriolern will he caught in the rush, and some of the reports will not he on the desks of the legislators until late in the session. This happened at the ash biennial session of the body and the prospects are good for it to hap pen again. The auditor and treas urer have their statistical data corn oiled and in form for the printers. and if the moving work does not re quire too much tune the other oth- uials can get their work well under wav next, month. The biennial pe riod ends on the ISOili of September New County Officials, lion. Joseph W. I'ower, sec v.arv of State, is preparing a blank foric which lie will soon matt to tne various chancery clerks, asking them to fill llieni with the names and ad dresses of all the nrwlv-elected coun ty ollieials. Mr. I'ower hopes to get them all in in tune to enter the lie ollicers in his forthcoming report tr. the legislature. These ollicers will not be elected until November, but by getting them in now they can be printed, and it will be a great con- vtnience to the people ol lite Mine, . . 1 f... as there is a consianr oeinann on the addresses of the county ollieials. Hernando Depot Burglarized. Last week the depot at llernanik was entered, the safe blown open and I0 in money and several express packages taken. The railroad com pany lost nothing, as tne nioney oe-lont-ed to the agent, Mr. Sims. The thief succeeded in getting away un discovered, ai.led in his flight by a horse stolen from Mr. Hudson, it i . i .1 I s supposed that ne mnm nih w.n . . f it., i into Memphis, as .ur. i unison? horse was found the next morning at his brother's gate, and this broth er lived only a few miles south ol Mi'inpliis. Hill Gets Rural Routes. Con-'ressinan . S. Hill has been notified bv the poslollice department that two 'rural free delivery route? will be established in Webster coun ty on September ", one to start from K u porn and the other from Mathistou. He also secured two mutes in Choctaw, which were put iu operation September 1, one start ing from Ackerman and the other from Weir. Mr. Hill has assur- 1 . i 1 nntor- tv 1 1 1 anccs that several oiuci mu soon be put in operation in ins dis trict. Worked a Skin Game. W K Johnson is lodged in jail at Yicksburg for trying to work with some degree of success a skin game by wl.irh be obtained over $.00 ti ii,,-.,.. loisiness men. .Mr. Johnson worked his rabiht foot by representing lnmwlt lo ne tne o iness agent of the Cotton Stales IVridge Company of Atlanta, which m several bridge contracts in he National Park, and his dupes be lieving his story, '''lva'u'(;dT'! mom,y only fo discover that John son is only localgang foreman. Warped the Ties. remarkable tribute io the in tensity of the hot weather in Missis sippi 'was given on the azoo & Mis ; Valley road north of Jac son a tayortwosinee. The fierce boa of the sun caused some new ties n (he track to warp until em tie, e Irishmaivs stick, was so crooked at it wouldn't lie. still. 'Ironic on the road was delayed for Jjon. .i nnenssnrv to PUU out hours, ii uc'.i , jih the crosslies and replace them with new ones. n.iminn Postponed The reunion of the Eleventh i Mis- qjfisinpi Confederate :ie..,.,., ... s 'I1' . . 1, fM.inL-.maW COlin- Fr eiulsiiip cnui-, -' - . ty, lias been postponed nnt.l fti.tber notice, on newu.u . West Point Fire. i 1 in Ivt week's Mo ' he exact 'ur,B 111 . bii;&Ohionre.flt,West.l'o.nt,can- m? t cflv ascertained, as a 1 ho k n v bills were destroyed nis rougblV "estimated, however, at from $5,000' to ?700 Hearlna Postnoned. The Stale board of education hn postponed the hearing of the charges Hgauu-t l'rof. J. A. Kenne.lv, super inteudent of education of Siiiipsoa eouuly, until Sejitember li). Su perintendent Kennedy is charged with several forms of misconduct in office and a vigorous effort is being made by those who are conducting the prosecution to oust him from o lice. Assessment Rolls. Personal assessment, rolls from the various counties continue to come in, and the figures all show a decided in crease in the aggregate of perxmal property over the preceding year. The hist roll to arrive is that of Co piah count v, which shows an in crease of r,5,(H)i). The number of polls increased 127. Used a Shotgun. Marion J. Harrison killed J. P. Kedding near Chapel 11 ill, in Hinds county, hist, week, and came to Uay mond and surrendered himself to the sheriff. The weapon used was a shotgun, two loads being dis charged in HcddingV face and breast, Uolli were respected citi zens. Harrison had warned bed ding to stay oil' his place. The Cook Case. The Stale board of education is still encountering trouble with Pro fessor ll. 11. Cook, superintendent, of education of Hankin county, who was before the board siflne time since on the charge of misappropriation of funds, etc. The Rankin county grand jury since that time has con sidered the Conk case, and it prom ises to come before ike State board in a new form. Large Land Sale. State Land Commissioner Nail made a large sale of Chickasaw school lands last, week, the total amount received for several tracts locate. in the northern counties be ing if,",, 17H. 5(;, The purchase was made by Messrs. Martin and (Jill, realty dealers in Memphis. M HE WENT AWAY. STOREY'8 WIFE WAS SICK AND HE HAD TO SEE HER. C01ILS BACK AGAIHXD Sl'RREXDERS The Noted Mississippi Convict, Who Took French Leave of the Rankin County Farm Few Days Since, Returns, and Gives the Reason for Hit Going. Jnr.ks.rn, Miss., Sept. 7. "1 heard that my wife was sick and just ran down for a few days to see her," apol ogized Urooks Storey, the noted ex press robber, who took French leave of the guards on the Rankin convict farm several days ago, and who has given himself up. He went immediately to Gov. Lon- gino and surrendered last night, giv ing the above explanation ot his ab sence without leave hum the dull rou tine of prison life. He stated that ho wanted to "apolo gize lo the Slate authorities tor es caping, and solemnly declared that he had no intention of remaining away from the prison, but that he had re ceived word of the sickness of his wife at Kosciusko, and, feeling confident that leave of absence would not be granted him if requested, he decided to take a temporary leave without ask ing his guardians. Storey luitlier stated that he made the trip to Kosciusko and, after see ing his wife, came on back to Jack son lie told a straight story oi tne affair, and the governor ordered him to return to the prison office. At the sesison of the prison board of control this morning the Storey matter was brought up and Sergeant David I'uckett was called upon to ex plain how the noted convict had es- aped from the Rankin tarm. Mr. uc.kett stated that Storey was kept under the gun, but occasionally was made a "half-trusty," being allowed to go out. of sight of the guards, and be took advantage of one of these oppor tunities and eseaped. The members of the board instruct ed Sergeant I'uckett to administer a reprimand to the guards, and the opin ion was expressed that Storey had giv- n the prison entirely too much noto- iety Willi his numerous escapes, as it seems that he takes his departure whenever a notion strikes him to do so. FUTURE DELIVERY. Alleged Corn Thief Shot. John Williams shot and danger ously wounded James Clarke for stealing corn from his suburban corn field near Yicksburg last week. The wounded negro is in the hos pital and the shooter is out on a $10(1 bond for appearance at the No vember term of court. Free Delivery at Columbus. Free mail delivery began at Co lumbus in September, with l'alph L. Dill, James II. Butler and Joel T. Johnson as carriers, and Walton W. Butler, substitute. Treasurer Lampton Leaves. Stale Treasurer Lampion i spending a few days as the guest of his brother in Chicago. The treas urer can remain out of the State just now without losing sleep at nights in worrying over the cash in the vault, as the amount on hand is hardly worth stealing. August Land Sales. The monthly report of Land Com missioner Nail stales that the sale of swamp and forfeited tax lands for the month of August amounted to .$r,lili.8.'i. Increasing Capital Stock. An amendment has been filed in the governor's office to the charier of the Capital Light and Power Com iianv of Jackson, increasing the cap ital' stock from ,$'35,000 to if.iO.mm, the company having concluded to tablish a larger plant tnan origi nally contemplated. New Insurance Law. The new insurance law of Missis sippi has been found to work so sat isfactory fhroueh the efficient man agement of Hon. W. Q. ( ole, the State insurtance commissioner, that. now coinnnnies are constantly com in" into the Stale for business. The Niagara Insurance t onipany ot .vow York, has already made arrange ments and will begin at once cau- vaing the State for business. War on Cotton Worms. r I'liitt. nf the Cassell .Drug Company, of Yicksburg, stated last week that his firm mid som wiunu ih.. nast, few weeks over '20,000 i . . i ,,.,., u of nans cree l lor s oiunv li.irr ivoriim 111 the cotton at Ixdand, Nitta Yuma, Sinede's Station and to planters in North Louisiana. Tall Corn. There is a stalk of corn at Sledge .,;... f,.el hieh. and it will grow some vet. It has twelve big ears of corn and a nubbin one foot long. Killed by Fall From Mule. Doc Smith, a voung man who has been living at Traynbam, met with .,,,1 nn.l nntinic v death last week cl i-,.'i ., . . , from a visit fo tela fives in Quitman county by being ii,rmi-n from the mule upon which be was riding and having the animal fall over on hint. Keiaiives tooiv charge of the remains, which were ,.f to rinrksdale for interment. n r n vomiff man of sterling worth, and many friends. 8mall Majority. The race for the district attorney ship of the district composed ol Hie counties of Washington, Sunflower, Bolivar and Issaquena, resulted in f the Hon. S. Neill 10U 1-11.1 "" . , I of Sunflower by a majority of seen votes over bis opponent, me ti n.. t.t Ttnrblie of Wahinirton. lhis an j... 1- . the ollicial result as declared hy the district executive committee. Both gentlemen are well known iu every section of u'o iUU' SHIPPING CATTLE TO AFRICA. Georgia Planters Selling Their Cotton in Advance. Savannah, Ga., Sept. 7. More farm ers in Georgia are selling their cotton this year for future delivery than ever before. In the middle section of the State thousands of bales have been old at slightly above twelve cents a pound for delivery in October and No- ember. Mill men trom all sections of the country have representatives here for the purpose of buying cotton in this manner. This is largely a new proposition to the farmer who raises cotton. He has been accustomed to finding out bow much he can get for his product after it has reached the public square of his market town, and to sell from forty to ixty days m advance Is a deemed in novation. Most of those approached have been content to sell for twelve cents or a little beyond that figure, but 2.118 has been a popular price. Savannah factors advise the ad vance sales. There is money in cot ton at the figures offered for it. At twelve cents a pound the lamer makes nt least $25 clear on each bale marketed. It is estimated that the farmers of Georgia will receive J7a,ooo,otlo lor their cotton crop 'his season, against about $50,00(1,000 last season. Labor is plentiful and the cotton can be got ten out of the fields in quick time. Large Numbers of Animals Leave Texas Ports for That Country. Washington, Sept. 7. In a letter from W. Stanley Hallls, United States consul at Lourenco Marquez, he en closes a clipping from the Gold Field News, on the cattle trado, which is as follows: "From the coast plains of Texas to Delagoa Bay is a far cry, but applied science has in these days obliterated distance and enables the astute man of commerce to draw Mb supplies from the ends of the earth, the mere ques tion of mileage being one of the mi' nor conditions In the problem of trans port. Texas, as the State which, ranks first in the Union in the breed ing of cattle, naturally suggested it self as the source of supply, and the success of the first two shipments has been so conspicuously encouraging that the company are following up their recent arrivals, numbering 4,050 head of cattle, with seven more con signments, which will bring to these shores 8,SU0 more. With a view to Indicating what is really the birth of a new branch of the trade, the writer paid a visit to Port Matolla, where the steamship Cranley, a British vessel, is now discharging a cargo of 1,500 hei fers and a few well bred bulls. "Owing to an accident to her ma chinery in the Gulf of Mexico, the ship was delayed at Barbadoes, but not withstanding the somewhat long voy age of forty days she arirved at Iaiii- ren:o Marquez with a record of only 13 deaths among the cattle. There were, however, lti "new arrivals" to re port en route, so that the result may be described as eminently sausiac tory. The first shipment hy the At lantian, which brought the record car. go lor South Africa, consisted of 2,500, with 22 casualties, so that it would seem that the company has in a meas ure solved the question of cattle trans port and put to shame those who were responsible for the disgraceful results attending many of the attempts to bring live stock from Argentina and elsewhere during the war. "The Oranley's cargo consisted en tirely of breeding stock, all from the hinterland ot the port ot Galveston, Texas, and made up ot Shorthorns, Shorthoru-Herefords, Jerseys, Hoi- steins and pure bred Uevons. As to con ditions, it may be said that the vast majority wer in far better condition than most veldt-fed Africander cattie alter a moderate winter season. Iu the hundreds ot cattle seen in the Ma tolla yards, the writer did not see one showing signs of damage or hard treat ment, and the manner m which the newly released heifers skipped abou; the kraals suggested anything nut a seven weeks' confinement in a ship s hold, to say nothing of the long dis anccs traveled ere they reached the port of embarkation. Most of the heif ers are two-year-olds, and many are iu young. The bulk of the cargo is to order of the repatriation department- All the animals go first to Machau- odorp, where they undergo tne dip ping process preparatory to being dis patched to other distributing centers, The importing company have depots at Pretoria, at Yokeskey river, and elsewhere, and it is to these places where other than government stock goes beforo reaching the ultimate pur chaser. It may safely be said that apart from the commercial aspect ot the case the company is doing useful and beneficent work, and that the im portation of such useful strains of breeding stock will eventually tend to an all-round improvement in South African herds. The promoters are to be congratulated on their prescience in selecting Delagoa as their port ot discharge, and the co-opera! ion of the Lingham Company is a valuable lac tor in the undertaking." DISAPPEARING FAST. AMERICAN INDIAN WILL SOON BE BUT A NAME IN HISTORY. DIED FOR SCIENCE. Silent Tragedy Tells the Story of a Young Chicago Martyr. Chicago, 111., Sept. 7. Sitting in a pillow hanked reclining arm chair, with his hands folded, the body of Dr. K. O. Austin, a young physician, whose future was promising, was found In his office in the Stewart building this morning. On a desk within arm s reach of the heavy green plush chair in which the physician died, lay three empty gela tin capsules, a vial of hydrocyanic acid, and a dropper aucn as is used by physicians and surgeons. At first it was thought to ne a case of suicide. The police state that the voung physician was using the deadly drug for another purpose than to de stroy life. They say Dr. Austin, who was known to have been the victim of a chronic affliction, was experimenting in the hope of finding a cure, and bore in mind the effect his hoped-tor dis covery would have upon the medical profession in general. Recently the physician slated to a friend that he was experimenting with some powerful and decidedly danger ous drugs with which he hoped to cure a chronic affliction which enslaved hundreds. Dr. Austin was 38 years old. lie had been practicing in the Stewart block seven monthB. ELOPED WITH A LIVERYMAN. Youngest Daughter of Congressman Brownlow Marries Against Parent's Wishes. Bristol, Tenn., Sept. 7. Mark E Pritchett, a liveryman, and Miss Cloy ette Brownlow, the youngest daughter of Congressman W. P. Brownlow, eloned from Jonesboro and were mar ried here today. Her father objected to the union. The bride made her de but in Washington City last winter. Railroads Angry. Dallas, Tex., Sept. 7. A report reached Dallas from Houston this af ternoon of a movement started there for all the trunk line companies of Texas to unite in a legal challenge of authority of the State railroad commis sion over tralllc agreements, such as that between the Rock Island and the Southern Pacific, which the commis sion vetoed. The Rock Island is being urged to defy the commission and bring on a crisis. If tho railroads conclude to lock horns with the commission it is said the attack will come through the Federal courto within tho next 30 days. OSAGES WILL BE THE FIRST TO CO. But 1,800 of This Once Powerful and Wealthy Tribe Now Left The Coal Lands of the Choctaws and Chicka saws to Be Sold at Auction by the Government. MOODY TO RESIGN. Washington, Sept. 6. Commissioner of Indian Affairs Jones, who has en joyed unBupected immunity from the bad repute into which the govern ment's business with the red men has fallen of late, points out the reckless ness with which some newspapers make charges, the fact being that some of them had stated that 400,000 Indians were involved in the scandals o the interior department. As a matter of fact, there are only 270,278 Indians in the United States, according to the latest enumeration. The five civilized tribes, embracing the Cherokees, Choctaws, Chickasawa, Creeks and Seminoles, number about 85,000. Commissioner Jones has col lected some interesting information of a general character about the rest of the Indians. The extent to which civilized meth ods have been adopted will be appre ciated when it is known that of the 187,500 Indians under the general charge of the commissioner, 102,000 have adopted the dress of American citizens and 41,000 have adopted it in part, leaving but 43,000 Indians who still cling to genuine Indian toggery. One-fourth of the whole can read, while (12,000 can use English enough for ordinary purposes. Much has been written about the wealth of the Osage Indians. There are only about 1,800 members of this tribe, and their per capita holding is said to be far greater than that of any other nation. The government pays to these 1.800 Osages over $500,000 a year as interest on trust funds in the United States treasury. Iu addition to this, the tribe owns about 1,250,000 acres of as fine agricultural land as can be found anywhero iu the United States. The full-blooded Osage appears loomed to extinction, as bis class is be ing gradually reduced, while the mixed bloods are increasing, as is the case with other tribes. The men are so rich that, they are prone to a life of ease and indolonce, conducive to obe sity and indifference to the ordinary rules of health. They are quite sub ject to consumption, that disease hav ing taken off a great many of them. auctionof"c6aL LANDS. CRUM SAVED HIM. Negro Mitchell Denounced Roosevelt for Appointment. Thomasvllle, Ga., Sept. 7.-3. P. Mitchell, the negro arrested here ac cused ot swindling negroes n.v iimm- ing them to contribute money to push the passage of Senator Hanna s mil to pension ex-slaves, was releasee to day because he had made a speech de nouncing Dr. Crum, collector at Charleston. Several negroes swore that. Milch- ell had gotten money from them hy representing himself as Senator Man na's agent. Mitchell denied the charges, ana said to Judge Culpepper: 'Judge, I .am being persecuted. Whv. 1 don't like Roosevelt. I de nounced him for putting Crum on the while folks." Mitchell then showed Judge Culpep per a copy of the speech denouncing Roosevelt. After reading It Judge Culpepper dismissed the case, saying; "The negro who denounced Roose velt for appointing Crum can't be very bad." WAR INDICATED. McCan's Murderer. Birmingham, Ala., Sept, 7. Will Da vis, colored, who killed W. G. McCaa, paymaster at the Seaboard Air Line construction camp, near Trussvllle, last week, has since been run down and shot to death by citizens. Davis was a laborer at the camp and became very Impudent to McCaa. A tight fol lowed, during which the negro knocked McCaa down and brained him with an ax. McCaa'a brother shot and wounded Davis as the latter was flee In, and this wound, it is said, enabled the posse to overtake the negro, By the Orders Received at Salonlca From the Turkish Government. Saionica, European Turkey, Sept. 7. The latest orders received from the Turkish government are regarded here as a sure indication that the porte en tertains serious apprehensions ot war. Sixteen battalions of Hustahfaz or second reserves, have been called to nrms in the Saionica. Uskuh and JNlon- astir districts, and the artillery and cavalry reserves of the Adrianople and Smyrna divisions also have been mo bilized. The commander of the third army corps has been ordered to strict ly watch the Servian frontier, where it is thought revolutionary bands proba bly will cross. ANOTHER CRANK ARRESTED. Charged With Making Threats against the fresiaeni. Svracuse. N. Y Sept 7. John Mil ler, a German, was arrested this after noon at his home, and is charged wun having threatened to shoot President Roosevelt during his stay in Syracuse. He denies that he made threats against the President's life, and says a woman through whom the police learned ot him, is lying. When questioned at po lice headquarters he was unable to cive a clear explanation oi nis wnero- abouts since Sunday morning. He is helw pending investigation. Three Men Killed In a Row. Somerset, K, Sept. 7. Three men were killed and several wounded In a hnttlfi In which Winchesters and re volvers were used at a camp meeting at Mount Victory, miasm county, twelvfi miles east ot Somerset. Serv ices were in progress when William Bolton, a constable, attempted lo ar rest two men named Richmond. fight followed in which Bolton, though wounded, killed both oi tne iiicnmonus and was himself killed by Columbus Garrison. Several persons were wounded by stray shots, Officers aru naRrchin? lor Garrison. Valuable Tracts Belonging to Choc taws and Chickasaws to Be Sold. Washington, Sept. 6. Four hundred and forty thousand acres of high-grade bitumionus coal will be knocked down to the highest bidders by the Federal government at auction sales to be held some time within the next two years. Those lands which now belong to the Choctaw and Chickpsaw Indians, and which are located in Indian Territory, have, under the provisions of an act of congress, been segregated by ex perts of the geological survey, acting under the direction ot the secretary oi the interior. The value of the lands is not hard to estimate. Experience lias proved that the coal vein averages lour feet in thickness, or 4,000 feet to the acre if the entire deposit is taken out. In order to remove the entire vein it is necessary to brace the roof with Urn her supports, and in some instances n may prove more economical to leave pillars of coal. It is said mat. me ter ritory's coal field will eventually yield 1,700.000,000 tons of coal. A consid erable part of the lands is already be ing profitably worked on thirty-year leases, the lessees paying u cents a ton. "mine run," for the coal taken out. Under this arrangement the mines would approximately yield 5-i-u an acre. The leases now in existence will be sold at the same time as the coal lands. The segregated lands are in nve tracts, extending from Arkansas to South McAlester, and are traversed by the Choctaw, the Missouri, Kansas & Texas, and the Fort Smith railroads. The Frisco road aUo taps the coal fields. The railroads followed the veins in constructing their lines. The auction of the coal lands will, under the provisions of the law, take place under the supervision ot a com mission which will consist of three members, one to be appointed by tne president and one each by the Choc taws and Chickasaws. A period of two years is allowed the commission in which to dispose of the lands. It is said at the tnterior department, that the protracted period of the sale and the selling of small sections will give small investors a share of these val uable lands, and will, moreover,, serve to prevent the entire area being gob bled up at once by a few great syndi cates at a price agreed upon among themselves. BLEW HER BOILER OUT. May Soon Relinquish the Naval Portfolio. Washington, Sept. 6. The resigns Hon of Secretary of the Navy W. H. Moody is expected within the near fu ture by those here conversant with official secrets. The assertion that he will soon relinquish the naval port folio comes from such rellablo sources as to merit consideration. During the past few months Secre tary Moody's prospective retirement has frequently been intimated. He has made no secret of a desire to re sume the practice of law. The resig nation of Secretary Root gives aa op portunity for Mr. Moody to pursue a similar course. It is hinted here that Secretary Moody may be much dis pleased at the action or president. Roosevelt In granting a three years' leave of absence to Commander Peary for Arctic explorations after Secretary Moody had refused hla request and compelled him to resume his duties In the navy department. The Dresident went directly over Mr. Moody's head and through Acting Sec retary Darling commended Command er Peary and approved of his desire to go north again. The probable successor of Mr. Moody is uncertain. Former Gov. Wil liam Murray Crane of Massachusetts is regarded as sure of first choice, the president having long sought to pro cure the services of Gov. Crane as a cabinet officer. He was offered the treasury portfolio, but declined. Next to Gov. Crane the president would like to have Senator George C. Perkins at the head of the navy de- nartment. Senator Perkins was of fered the place when Mr. Long re signed, but would not. relinquish hia seat in the senate. Mr. Darling, the present assistant secretary, is regarded as a strong pos sibility. RUNNING SOME. New Long Distance Record for Pas senger Train. Chicago, Sept. 0. A new world's record for long distance running was made by a passenger train on the Bal timore & Ohio Railroad early this morning. A stretch of 128 mile3 was covered in 125 minutes. No stops were made. The distance traversed Is between Chicago Junction., O., and Garrett, Ind. During the run a speed of eighty-live miles an hour was reach ed. This was the maximum. The train was made up of five cars, and was pulled by locomotive No. 1460, in charge of Engineer William Dun ton. From Garrett into Chicago an other locomotive of the same type took the train. On this run a speed of seventy-six miles an hour was reached. The performance between Chicago Junction and Garrett could have been duplicated had the train not been blocked by a train ahead. The dis tance of 131 miles between Garrett, Ind., and South Chicago was, however, covered In 153 minutes, making the whole run of 25a miles in 278 minutes. CONGRESS TO MEET Special Session for the Considera tion of a New Currency Bill. ROOSEVELT APPROVES PLAN FINE BIT OF IRONY. Mrs. Belmont Offers House to Mrs. Vanderbilt Newport, R. I., Sept. 6 Mrs. Oliver H. P. Bulmniit. formerly Mm. William K. Vanderbilt, Sr., has tendered her $2,000,000 marble house, a gift from her first husband, to the present Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt. Sr., who was formerly Mrs. Lewis M. Rutherford. The "reason given on the part of Mrs. Belmont, who is known to harbor enmity against the new Mrs. Vander bilt, is that she never expects to have any use for the house. This action by Mrs. Belmont is re garded as a fine piece of irony, but it is not thought that .Mrs. Vanderbilt will accept the proffered girt. I he matter of the offer and the possibility of its refusal is the principal topic of discussion here today. Pronrniiimr Inc-liulm DIpom on Some finals of Hie lm-ttott of the (Lilian Ileciprocitj' I'rolilem. Washington, Sept. 7. Information which is considered reliable says that ;ongress will be called in special sea don November 9 to consider remedial currency legislation and other import ant matters. Tho information comes from such sources as to indicate President Roose velt's approval, and the indorsement of prominent financiers throughout the west, as well as those in the east. It is now believed that Secretary Shaw's speer.'a in Chicago, in which he out lined his currency plan, was nothing more nor less than the visit and the speech of a missionary, designed to draw forth public and private comment before final action is taken toward put ting the programme into actual effect. This programme for currency legis lation includes the following points: First, removal of the provision limit ing the retirement of national bank notes to J3,W0,000 per month; second, amendment to currency laws to per mit banks to issue 50 per cent, of their outstanding circulation secured by bonds at six per cent, interest; third, a reserve fund to guarantee redemp tion, to be created by this six-per-cent paid to the government; fourth, cus toms receipts to be deposited with the government's national bank deposi tories, as internal revenue receipts are now; fifth, the secretary of the treas ury to deposit treasury funds with banks whenever, in his judgment, it i3 necessary to prevent a financial string ency. The two latter changes can be made, it is believed, without legisla tion, but are to be a part of the gen eral currency scheme. Among the oth er matters scheduled for consideration is Cuban reciprocity, which will b9 recommended again by the president. The plan as outlined is not the plan or the scheme of any particular indi vidual or any particular set of politi cians, financiers or bankers, but it is held to be the consensus of opinion of every interest in the country. While it does not meet the radical views of some bankers who apparently desire to use any currency reform as a money-making proposition for their insti tutions, It has been approved by some of the leading financiers of the country, who say they do not favor any plan that, means a mere money-making ma- Cntlie IOC (lie bnnltrc, but rathur etond for some reform that will actually re lieve the nation from currency em barrassment at times when crops are under movement. They want a system which can not possibly be used with profit for purposes of financial or spec ulative inflation. IT DROVE HER MAD. Contemplation of Marrying Mr. The odore Roosevelt. New York, Sept. Ii. Louisa Pickett, a negress, was arrested in the act of setting tire to her apartments in East One Hundredth and Twenty-seventh street this afternoon. She is evident ly demented. According to the slip containing the woman's statement given to Dr. Greg ory of Bellevue Hospital, she says she is to be married shortly to President Roosevelt, and that living with the president in the White House will change her color to white. She de clares that she knew the president when he was the governor of this State, and that he has the power of making her face white. R U SS IA A N DC H IN A Engineer of Chicago & Alton Fast Freight Killed. Bloomington, ill., Sept. 6. While passing Greenview at full speed today the boiier of a, locomotive pulling a fast train west bound on the Chicago & Alton railway exploded, killing En gineer Frank J. Upton, probably fa tally injuring Fireman C. C. Keltner. Brakeman J. A. Montgomery was also injured. RECONCILIATION Will Be Brought About Between Ser vian Army Factions Belgrade, Servia, Sept. 6. King Peter and his family have returned here after an nbsence of twelve days at Nish. The papers report that a reconciliation between the opposing army factions is probable through the friendly influence of Prince Arsene Karageorgevltch, King Peter's brother. It is officially announced that an in vestigation is proceeding, but any pun ishments inflioted on the regicides and their co-cperators in their con spiracy will be slight. Dived to His Death. Tatterson, N. J., Sept. 6. Filled with a desire to emulate the profes sional high divers and swimmers who are to give exhibitions daily during the carnival thin week, Richard Mur phy, aged SI, a tinsmith, jumped from the Passaic Falls chasm bridge today into the river below, a distance of 125 feet. He sustained internal injuries, aud although, lid came to the surface, be was unable to swim to shore and was drowned in sight of hundreds of spectators. His bod,y was not recovered. Have Executed Their Much Mooted Secret Convention. Tokio, Aug. 22 Via Victoria, B. C, Sept. 6. A Special from Peklu today states that the much mooted secret convention between China and Russia has been executed, but this is uot offi cially confirmed. The Peklu correspondent of the J1JI wires that concerning the opening ot Manchuria, the United States minis ter, Mr. Conger, has made a strong ar gument, to which Prince Ching has re plied in a note. The prince's mes sage says that if China assents to the opening at this time Russia will make that action a pretext to continue the occupation of Manchuria after October 10, the date stipulated in the treaty for the final evacuation. The correspond ent adds that the Japanese minister has also received a similar answer from Prince Ching. WAITING FOR ADVICE. Administration Anxious to Hear From Lelshmr.n and Cotton. Washington, Sept. 6. Tho admin istration is waiting with some inter est reports from United States Minis ter LeishniBU at Constantinople, and Admiral Cotton, commanding the Eu ropean squadron in Turkish waters, and whose cruisers, the Brooklyn aud San Francisco, are now at Beirut, as to the condition of affairs In their re spective localities. Nothing came from either ot them today. On their advices will depend the disposition of Admiral Cotton's ships. ENGINES FOR WORLD'S FAIR. r.-n n. 1. nnlii Hnml to Kxhlblt For flun l.no.ilii.itlvrp. to Trt Their . l nii.l Hull I'tihitK. ' Altoona, Pa., Sept. 7 The Pennsyl- , vania railroad has just announced that, it has ordered locomotives from . France, Germany, Russia and England . for exhibition purposes at the St. Louis World's fair next year, and may in-( elude engines from Japan and Italy in . the exhibit. The Pennsylvania is mak-' g the exhibit to show the superiority. of its locomotives over the for .50, work and incidentally to pick up -n'( of the good points that they may .'os-l ss. After the fair the engines Mil be put into service on the different di, visions of the road under charge of ex-' perts, to determine their relative p.n ity with the standard locomotlv ot the road. Each engine will go to a -. .-1 vision m turn and will be tested ai.it tnen sent to some other point. Rec. rda of work of each machine will be k pt. ami thus the company will know ex actly in what the foreign engines x eel the American ones or on w at. point they fail. 1, DANVILLE RIOTERSCONVICTED; IHeven Men nnd One Voiunn De clared (inilty of "Attacking Jail Mil Intent to Murder." Danville, 111., Sept. 7. Verdicts of guilty were returned, Saturday, against 12 rioters who assaulted the Danville. jail on July 25. The following were' found guilty: Bessie Dodge, Wintield Baker, Jack Alton, William Redwine,; Mince Mobaker, John Isam, Isaac New--ton Slade, John Robertson, Thomas' Boll, Horace Murphy, Adam Merry, D L. Menifee. Richard Roberts and John Keess were found not guilty. The charge was assaulting the Danville jail with in to commit murder." ISarberne and rirnk'. 1 Alton, 111., Sept. 6 The ninety; fourth birthday anniversary of Mrsi Aurora Foster Woods, of Woodburn was celebrated at her home In Alton Saturday, with a barbecue and picnic All the members of her family wer present, including Mlcah Foster, : brother, who was missing 45 years, anf recently returned wealthy and oven joyed to find his brothers and sister still alive. Mrs. Woods' fattier was oni of the earliest settlers of Madisol county. She was born In Alton 9 years ago. The birthday party was th occasion of a general reunion. Pardons by Roosevelt Washington, Sept. 6. J. E. Smith, pardon attorney cf the department ot justice, has mado his annual report of nardons acted upou by President Roosevelt during the fiscal year end d June 30, 1903. A total of 265 cases were acted upon by the president, and there were left on hand at the close of the year a total of 69. Of tho eases acted upon thn president denied 131 and exercised clemency iu some form In 134, of which 35 were for the purpose of re storing citizenship. ! Finally Eltlng-uUned. ' Teoria, 111., Sept. 7. The Are whir ' threatened the total destruction a the little town of Roanoke last nigh1 was finally extinguished, after the twe . story building, owned and occupied b A. Roseneck, as a general merchandlK store, had been burned to the groun., and the one-story brick occupied t' George Parkins, as a hotel and boar' Ing hou, bad been damarnd to tt extent of $2,000. The loss on tt Roseneck DUilding and stock Is est ' mated at 30,000, with f'lO,000 lnsui &nce.