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VOLUME LVI. MACON, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY, MAY 11), 1U0. NUMI5KR 21). THE 1 1 Fa Greater "r.r" c uu, V mmcraal.and Industrial De velopment of the State's Incomparable Resources -Official Organ of the Department of Agriculture and Commerce. Ity II. K. IILAKIiSI.KK, Jackson. On the lid, 4th and 5th inst., Jack tun hiul the honor of entertaining some l,.".0l) tcacheri from every county in the State, Hiul from .almost every super visor's district. It was t body that any city might have csteceiiied it un honor to have had within its confines. They were the people who arc striving to disseminate knowledge and prepare our youth for the buttles of life. KnaKcd in a great work, that while it may mil especially remunerative in dollars and cents, has a reward that money cannot buy for those who are faithful to the trust. It was a Imdy of intelligent men and women that are supplying the inundation upon which we are to build a "H renter .Mississippi," and eventually nunc into the possession of that which is rightfully ours. These annual gatherings are of iocs tii'ialile henclit in a number of ways. The country school inarm forgets for tin' time Hie worry and cares that come villi her work. "They meet and greet each other upon a Common fooling ami establish a fraternal feeling that only pci'siiual association will bring about. lix pciieiiees are exchanged and suggestion nllcrcd and discussed, thereby giving to till a result that might otherwise re ipiire years of study and toil to bring iilnnit. Prominent educators from other States are invited to meet with them nnd tell of what is being done in their enniini'iiucallhs, nnd the means used to ard.inplisli a stated end. It is an en cw'lopacdia of information concerning tlic public schools and the work to be dune by the teachers, opened for the lifiiciil of all who attend. The example set by our worthy teach ers i lit for emulation by those con cerned in other lines of work. Organi zation is the most powerful factor in the in rninplishmeiit of any task, and it is M-.-ing strange that more ilo not avail tlinnschcs of the opportunity to form iissuciations with regular meeting times iiinl thereby help themselves by helping others. The writer hopes to see all in ti'ic.ls nf our grctU State get together in a iniiimnu movement for the general guod, and feels sure that in a few more cats the man who does not belong lo an nt -ga nidation .which respects his iivo ratiuti. will be tin exception rather than a rule. I'resiilcnt Waller, Clarke of the Cot tun Association, while in Washington ul t'iulmg 11 meeting of the National Con vniinn of the Cotton Planters and Spinners, is credited with the following slraiuhl fnini-the-shoulder remarks con cciiiiiiu bucket shops and curb specula tuts in cotton: 'rin' banc of the cotton planter, ns Mil! ;is (lie spinner, is flic so called cot 'in l.io'.i'r or middle man. All over the Smith there are little brokerage con I'l'tiis which are nothing more or less thin bucket shops, and the profits they reap arc immense. I tirnily lielieve that tlic-c middle men rost the" South $1011, tiiiii.ii "il a year. They cosl the Stale of Mi--isippi hist year a million dollars or i '. I was told by n leading planter, ini'i.liaul and broker of Yazoo City that t! I of this business to that eommu- nity in the last six months alone, was at least $,-,0(1.0011. 11 is a great wrong tu tin. cotton planter nnd the spinner that the price of the staple should be live I by the manipulation of gamblers. TI:" idea of a planter buying cotton win n by so doing, he is buying against liiin-i lf, is ridiculous, but that" is what is ilono every day. In nearly every lev n in the Sun t li there are what the bt'ulo'is term 'cotton exchanges,' but in liabiv they are bucket shops. They hear un resemblance whatever to a great cii'T. exchange, such an is niaiiilaincd in Memphis and n few other Southern cities," The West Point Leader lias recently isncil an excellent edition that gives a vst amount of information concerning West I'uint and Clay County. Every Miller that would interest good people Hvlinsf homes in that section has licen handled in n brief and convincing loan ii'r. The showing made should b a mince of gratifinttinn to the good peo I'l" "f that rich prairie section. The bcnciits to accrue will, no doubt, be ex ci'cilingly satisfactory. The prairie see tiun u nur State is' rich anil healthful, and fast coming into a high stale of cul tivation. The land produces splendidly nf the staple crops nnd satisfactory re fills have been attained in the fruit, tun king, hay and other crops. Within n few years' it is plainly evident that '"is put ot t lie Stale will lie one ol tne richest and most presenilis sections in lie whole South. The first county from which anything like a definite estimate of the increase in property valuations from the assess ment under way is that of Terry. As sessor McKinnon stated to a reporter hit the assessment in that county will ipproximnlc $10,000,(100 against, $7,000,-. ""'I at the last period. While there has '"'en a healthy increase along all lines, the greatest come from the pine land !i"ldiiigs in the count v. This land is '"'tig put in nt from $'io to $:!() per acre diis year, against $1 to $8 before. So H begins to seem that the holders of "r timber wealth are going to pay their proportion of the taxes necessary to "in the State government and bring nhottt the development that is making 't more valuable year by year. A Detroit newspaper Recently offered msh price for the best short essay n Why I am Proud of Mississippi." It wm won by Master Ed Alexander of Marshall County.. The next two prizes f'lso Went, til lWi.tr l.uva nn.l Maniluc Phil of the same county. This goes to '"v that Marshall County has ft num- ''T of boys who are proud of Mississippi lid lll-P lint 1..W.L-..,., .-,1 in .lilHi.llT it in f'tock and white. It is" gralifyiii!? to '"w mat tiie voumr neon e of tne state fre enough interested to enter a contest fv"ere the ninny things to be proud of fr to bo enumerated. A recent report from the U. S. Po wtnicnt of Agriculture on ginseng growing will not atiimilato this Indus- 7 in many sections of the country. In ""iiation is riven that those in States verc the herb docs not grow wild had yT iei ii nione. This would not np f'J to Mississippi, however, ginseng be- "'ft a tiativn (i-,s.n. tn n tiii-iTA tvirtion If the State. There is mency in it for "inn wno knows how to get it out n,i lias tho capital to crrv the crop 11 lluWlll-il., . 11.1 ill.- -:!. Inn --..in), eianieilling IIKU Vigils v'l 11:11 Wrs beinsr reciued. Nnrices had better "vt Slowl. Mississippi II No State in the Union offers to the man with moderate means such indue incuts as docs Mississinoi. Here v are all upon one coition footing and iy man nas an equal chance. There are no multimillionaires Ujat considci it a comb ing man and hesitate to soil their kid gloves by shaking his hand. The man with forty acres and a mule is bIiowii lllst as lllllcll consilium I lun ..n 41,. who owns a plantation or is president u uuuMLg institution. The woman in a gmgliam dress, he it neat and clean is just as much a queen as the one who owns a coach and dresses in silks and line linen. Such is i be If ,. laws and an equitable administration " J'amc. v,. want to peroetuat tins conditiiin of affairs. To. keep om suiie as an inviting naven lor the man who has brain ami brawn nml ,i,..;r, to live and die happy. The duty of cvcijf cuizeii is 10 worn to that end Houston maks an admirable showing in an industrial wav. and that, too within the remarkable short period of about two years. There are in IIous ton fourteen industrial iilnnts. exclusive ol the light and water plants, and sev- i-iai iiiiue in course ot oiganizatior. While these iihinlu in-.. ,.,.,,,,,.,11,. .,.,.,11 ,. 1 h' "' '""J noi'ill, I hey are ovviifd and opiyated by homo l" iie- .inn aie iiiriviug in no unniis takallle llcLircc 'f'hee tin-nisb ntm.luv incut for a large number of people anil a r kci ior i ii ptoiiiice raised in tin Vlelllltv of Hint toun , i,,,i,,l...p ..1 small factories are better than one large one, though the combinations of capi lal known as the trusts are striving ti drive them out of business, nml the coni mindly with a diversity of interests in a Heller one than that with all egg in one basket. The lily Council of llrookhaven has ordered a census of the city made, and the same will be done at once. It is he lieveil that a substantial growth will be shown in the way of increased popu lation and is it known that rapid ail vauccnictit has been made along other line Tile siibii-et ul iiTiv iiur I lui tu-Oi - J I fc, '"- I eipal streets lias been taken up, and it is expected that something dehinte will be announced in a short while concern iut the inoiHis-cd improvements. The I'logtessive 1 nion, just organized, has gone to work with a will, and results are sure to follow. Holly Springs citizens are nwakening to the necessity of a cheap and rapij means of transit from the depot up town, a distance of more than a mile. A cot respondent in one of the city papers recently urged tho building ol an electric railway and advanced con vincing arguments in support of his cu tent ion. The" citv owns an excellent light and water plant, and it is esti mated that the cost ot adding a car line would be small in comparison with the bcnciits to accrue. In this age of progress it becomes necessary tor com minifies desiring to keep what they have and get mote, to show a spirit ol energy and enterprise. The one tha bins is sure lo tall holnnii m Hie proces siou. The watchword is, hustle, and keep at it. A Wilkinson County fanner brought a wagon load of home cured meal to town hist week and sold it as fast, as he could unload it at a handsome price. He stated that this meat cost him less than live cents per pound, and that then1 was no excuse tor the man who owned land buying meat with which to feed his fam'ilv. Tlic man who raises lu- meat will have iusl that miieh more of his cotton money to'lay away in the fall or invest in soniel.liing thai win en hance in value. It will be the constant endeavor of this department to give publicity to the experiences of those who have been sir cessful along certain lines of tanning ami slock raising. Such would imdoubfc cdlv be belter Ihati a lot of advice that might mil suit the conditions lit more than one place in a thousand, loo iniica iriiiiiiitous instruction is given I lie larin- -------- . .. ... er by men who occupy on ices in un- steenth Hour of tall buildings and oniy see. a plat of vacant laud when they go fishing or travel along the railroads. Tim num who considers only his own selfish interests is dangerous as a friend, disagreeable as an acquaintance and a menace lo the prosperity ami nappioess of a coinunily. It is universally true that by helping others we help mil selves, nml as time passes, the truthfulness of this assertion is accentuated. The writer is promised an article on alfalfa growing bv a gentleman who has innde a bucccss with the plant, nnd it will be well worth reading and placing in your scrap book. The article will be published soon. A Cuban ladv, who has been leaching for a number 'of years, writes I he de partment for information concerning lands in Mississippi, desiring to pur chase a small body and try something else for a livelihood in the future. All information possible was forwarded at once. Greenwood has purchased a complete equipment for its lire department, and in the future will be in shape to handle fires just like full grown cities. Green wood is nothing if not enterprising, and is growing at a rate that is the pride of its citizens and the admiration of all. . . w v Remember that this department De longs to the agricultural and commercial classes of the State, aim mat hc.i. ... interest are solicited by the editor. If you have anything of interest, send it along. . . . ti, i- bUvuvs soinethins to do for the man who is earnestly looking for something to do. Mississippi offers ex cellent opportunities In all lines that are worthy ofcaroful investigation. Don't forget the fact that Mississippi is the best State in the Union and to let this fact be knovrn wnen oppoii-uu. presents. t xiri.it. Wisconsin was worrying with eight Inches of snow a few days siqce, Mi.s.ssiot.i was experiencing unmj spring weather. Imississippimatters! ATTEMPT TO LYNCH A WOMAN After Mng Pronounced Dead She U T T 1 . aunoa unaer a Brush Heat). Mrs. Mattio Mcintosh, who is under IkiiiiI for tho murder of George Mcin tosh, her husband, was strung up by a uioo near Ukolona and left for dond. She finally recovered and walked back to town. Mcintosh loft his home one night and never returned homo. Sub sequently rains washed out his headless body from a shallow grave not far from ins nome. .Mrs. Mcintosh w as arrested for the murder, and was released on a bond of $,j00, the justices who tried tho case holding that the ai'tuiil murdor was the work of some one else. Incensed at the action of the justices a inou iook her from her home at night. The members demanded that she reveal the names of her confederates. Kail ing to secure this eonfc ;ssion thev swung her up. She was let down and again asked for the names. She did not give the required information ami again was strung tip. When the woman was lowered trie second time she Was lltlf'onsi'imiu An examination convinced the mob that sue was dead. She was then taken to tho woods, buried under some brush anil leaves, and tho mob dispersed. Mrs. Mcintosh finally recovered con scioiisness and made her way to town wnore she exhibited her bruises and marked neck in substantiation of her story. Dr. Rogers Must Pay. In tho case of Dr. M. F. Kogors vs., the State, appealed from I'liioii county the supremo court upheld the finding of the lower court. This is the case in which the, appellant, Dr. Kotrers. an- peared at the bar of the court in his own cause and iravo his reasons foe m iusing to tun the grand jury how the package of $L',000 came into'his hands ior delivery to the cxtiress coiunnnv The court says: No individual feolinirur sentimental considerations can justify anyone, no matter how lofty his nur peso, as shown in this case, from defy ing and ignoring the mandate of tho statute. Therefore, with fuel ilii's of re. Ifivt, the lower court's decision in the case l ti list stand affirmed." Revetments Pay. I'.iiginecr West of the Mississippi 'evee commission, sneaking of revet mem work, says: "The Holivar revet meiit has cost to date sliehtlv over $-.'00,000. Were it not for this work it tvould be necessary to build nine miles of new levee that would cost $1100.000. and in addition would have destroyed property valued at $."00,000. The Long- wood revetment has cost less than 1200.- 000, where, according to surveys, a new levee would have cost $72.'!,000 and de stroyed property valued at $150,000. Appoitments by the Govenror. t!ov. Vardatuan unpointed Hon. Hon- ly Cook of llattiesburg to be judge of the Twelfth circuit court district, the new district formed out of the old Sec ond, diidge Cook is a mod law-vec and well known throughout the State, boine- a law partner formerly of .fudge Hardy, now presiding m the Second district. J lie governor also appointed lion. D. M. (I'l'iiham of (Julfport to be dis trict attorney of the Second district, who will serve until a reinilae oil!,....' iu elected. Oratorical Contest. The intercollegiate Slate oratorical contest among the State I'niversity, A. and M., Millsaps and Clinton colleges, held at Kosciusko, attracted about 2,000 strangers to that city, about half of whom were students, members of the various faculties and ladies accom panying them. An old-fashioned bar becue was served, and the large crowd wits sumptuously fed. While all the speeches were able, eloquent and ap predated by the immense crowd, the judges awarded the prizes to Kdgar u etister ot inn university owl V. A. Williams of Millsaps. $500,000 Fire Near Gulfport. l''iro destroyed tho immense turpen tine and' rosin plant of the S. 1 Shotter Company, near Gulfport. The build ings and rosin store sheds, covering fully twenty acres of ground, were de stroyed. Fully 50,000 barrels of rosin and several hundred barrels of turpen tine were lost. The loss is estimated at fully $,)00,000, covered by insurance. Olllcinls say that the plant will imme diately be rebuilt. Warren County Assessment. The assessments in Warren countv will probably be $1,000,000 greater than last year. All the swamp lauds in the county have been assessed 100 jier cent, more than formerly. Moridian's Cotton Receipts. Tho record of Meridian cotton re ceipts shows (ill, 272 hales received since September 1, against 119,4112 bales for corresponding period last year. Summer Normals. Having arranged for the points at which tho four summer normals will be held, namely, Oxford, Starlcville, Co lumbus and Clinton, State Superintend ent Whitfield is now devoting his at tention to tho matter of securing com petent faculties for each of the normals. Cotton Plant Must Have Depot. - The railroad commission has ordered the Mobile, Jackson and Kansas City railroad to build a deiot at Cotton Plant, one of its stopping places in Tippah county. Bam Jones at Winona. ltev. Sam P. Jones will begin a series of meetings at Winona on the 20th. Chas. Ti. Tillman , will conduct the singing. Kev. E. B. Ramsey, of Mom- phis, and ministers from Knoxville will assist.- A tabernacle capable of seat ing 6,000 persons has been erected. Merchant Killed by Negro. ' Earl Hill, a merchant of Leota, had trouble with a uogro named Wiii Allen in his store and in a sen file a ana was drawn ind Hill w as shot and instantly WRECKED WITH- DYNAMITE THE FAMOUS FERRIS WHEEL A TANGLED PILE OF JUNK. The Foundation lllovtn Annr Willi l) tin ml la- mill the (;rent Hlriieture CoII(iinc ft. St. Louis. May 12,-The hie Ferris wheel at the World's Fair crnunds was blown up by dynamite at 4:"0 p. m. i'riday. One hundred pound., of tlymamlte were exploded under the supports at the north Bide of the structure, wrecking the foundation and permitting the wheel to drop to the ground,' a matter of but a few feet. As the wheel settled It slowly turned, with the bottom nf the u-hool as a 'support, and then, after totter ing a moment, slowly collapsed. It did not fall to one side as the wreck ers had planned it merely crumpled up slowly, and within a few minutes was a tangled mass of steel and Iron 0 or 40 feel high. The huge axle, welchinc 74 tons. dropped slowly with the rest of the wheel, crushing the smaller braces and steel framework inlo fantastic shapes and forms. When the mass finally stopped settling It bore no resemblance to the wheel so familiar to all St. Loulsans. Mrs. Cora llennett.' wife of W. C. Dennett, superintendent of the Chi cago House Wrecklne Co.. touched the button that exploded the dyna mite. The wheel weiched 4.000 tons. It cost originally J750,000 when erected in Chicago 13 years ago. It was sold there for $15,000, and $200,000 was spent bringing it to this city and erecting it. KILLED HIS BROTHER AND DEFIED ARREST Montezuma. Intl.. Mav 11. Rtetihen Sylvester, believed lo be Insane, went to the home of his brother. W. II. Syl vester, president of the First national bank of Montezuma, at noon Thursday, and shot the lattur to death, retreating to his own ho. ne. pursued by a crowd of neighbors, and larrii ailed himself in a lnd he hid recently built. A crowd surrounded the nlare. keen- !ng. however, al a re.-oiectful distance. as the murderer was known to be heavily armed. Meanwhile' Sher:ff Carier. at KneltvU'e. had hfen notified by telephone, and arrived during the afternoon, accompanied by Marshal lloyd of Rockvllle. after a hard drive across country. The sheriff at once c:illed upon Sylvester to surrender, and after being assured of protection gave himself mi, the officers stirtiuir with him Immediately for Rockvllle. THE BUSCH FAMILY "RECOVER JEWELRY St, Louir,. May 12. Adolphus Husrh, who with his wife nnd (laughter, Mrs, Magnus, occupied apartments In the St. Francis hotel, S.n Francisco, rtt the time of the recent ear.hnuake and fire, ard who fled from the hotel, leiving r.carly $'.0,000 worth of Jewelry and lamonds In their rooms, have received Ihe valuables from the Ill-fated city. The diamonds nnd jewelry were shipped to Mr. llnsch In a small jewel bai-ket by exprefs. Instead of attrac tive ornaments that have been admired by thousands of persons In this and Eu ropean countries, the basket presented a mass of melted gold, in which were imbedded an assortment of diamonds from the white solitaire to the chip variety. Pendants and bars of solid gold were bent and blackened Into an almost unrecognizable condition. The diamonds were discolored and will have to be repnlished and re?et. - Cnniidn Sclzea Anierlonn VesnelN.' North Sydney, C. P.., May 11. Two American fishing schooners were towed into this port by the Canadian cruisers, Canada and Gladiator. The schooners were seized off Cape North, on the charge of fishing within the three-mile limit. liivestlKiitlitK' TcIi'mtuiiIi Coninnl. San Francisco, May 11. Charges that the Western Union and Postal telegraph compan'es accepted thou sands of telegran.s which were then transmitted through the malls are be ing Investigated By the grand jury. Ilornlilnnrer Retlrra From Ihe I. lie. New York, May 11. William B. Hornblower resigned as a trustee of the New York Life Insurance Co., and was accepted by the trustees without formal comment. The reason given for his retiring la that the duties demand ed too much of his time and attention. Wtlhrtmliiu Kircl tl.r Stork. The Hague, May 11. Queen Wllhel- mina Is expecting a visit from the 3tork. Conf.rn.ni ion of a report to this effect was secured in court circles lmrsday YELLOWSTONE PARK WAS NOT AFFECTED St. Paul, Minn., May 12. Assistant General Passenger Agent Smith of the Northern Pacific r.tllroad makes em phatic denial of t.'.e reports that the recent earthtpiake hhocks which wrecked S:in Francisco hail materially changed the aspect of Yallowstone park. He said: "The reports that the recent seismic I'iMurhaniei in California hive been felt In Yellowstone park or have in any way affecle l that renowned pleasure re sort are absolutely without foundation. Yellowstor.e park Is not within the zone of seismic action. Conditions there are abfolutely normal." AMNESTY PROMISED FOR RUSSIAN POLITICALS 01. Petersburg, May 11 A corre spondent learns that at an interview between the czar and Prof. Ihjuromt zrfi'. president of the lower hrmse of the parliament, the czar for half an hour discussed -the proposed reforms which wiil crnte before tho do'.ima. He ex pretstri himself as I cing convinced of the neic.-sity of many immediate re forms, and said he hoped the doutna would be reasonable In its discussions of all questions and not move too rap idly. He also agreed that annesly to. po li;i"al prisoners shculd be granteil. Moittomtzeff is highly pleased with the czar's altitude, and says everyihing augurs well for the future of the Itits slan empire. FLORIDA WATER PROVES DEADLY TO INDIANS Ko-ethorn. Saskatchewan, May 11. Two more Indians are drad and six ate In a serious condition on the Duck Lake Indian re-ervalion as the result of drinking Florida water, and which he fulted in three deaths Wednesday . Th? wildest excitement prevails. A gov ernment inspector will search the In dian shacks and llk Lake store for th Until and confiscate all found. The aft air will probably develop into a gov ernnunt investigation, there being no doubt that the fluid was adulterated. PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT WILL DELIVER ADDRESS Washington, May 12. President Roosevelt will attend the formal own ing of the Jamestown exposition next year and will deliver an address on tint occasion. The invitation was extended to Ihe president, by a committee h-ad-cd hy Harry St. George Tucker, pmddont of the exposition company. The president accepted the Invitation, faying that he hid had the diepe.-t in terest in the exposition since the incep tion nf the project. The opening of the exposition will take place on April 20. 1!107, the anni versary of tho first landing of the En.? Ksh at Cape Henry. TWO MILLION DOLLAR FIRE IN PARIS, FRANCE Paris, May 12. The leather market in tho Gobelin's district ai burned Friday night. Many workmen's dwell ings surrounding the market were also destroyed. There were repeated explo sions of carboys of acid and 2.000 bar rels of oil were destroyed. The walls of the market fell In, injuring several policemen and firemen. The dani.ig! Is estimated at $2,000,000. Confvdernte Monument Khltifil. Pane, Vt., May 12. There has just been shipped from this city one of tho finest carvings evir st nt out of the slate It Is a monument ordered by the Mis souri division of the Daughters of the Confederacy and will be set up at Hig ginsvillcMo. To Hr Archbishop of Men- Orleana. Washington, May 12. Rt. Hev. James H. Blenk, bishop of Porto Rico, has . been appointed archbishop or New Orleans to fill the vacnncy cre ated by the death of Archulshop Cha pelle. On a Cralae Southward. Washington, May 12. The gunboat Marblehead sailed from San Francisco on a cruise to the southward as far as Pichllinquo, Mexico, and perhaps far ther, and lasting through the coming summer. Reaolntton of Inqalrjr. Washington. May 12. The house nrtrnterf a resolution cTlii.e nn.,.. state department for any Information it may have as to the seizure of the American schooner Llzz'e B. Evans V.y j the Republic of Mexico. HORRIBLE GRIME IN FLORIDA ENTIRE FAMILY OF NINE PER. SONS MURDERED. I li'-.r II h net On I'lrr and thr R- ii . it i ii a of ihr l.(liu Found In tlic Itulnn. Pensacola. Fla., May 13. One of the most horrible crimes in the history of this stale, if not of the entire south, was committed In Snnta Ko.su, county, ten miles month of Milton, Sunday niRht. An itinerant preacher name! Ai'ker.nan, his wife anrt seven children, the eldest about 14 years, were killed and thir bodies cremate! in their home, which was burned by the as wsins. The crime wai discovered Monday mornlns by partici with whom Aekerman had an appointment. They found the house In ruins, and the charred bodies of Aekerman and the elcht other members of his family w-atKHed about among the wreckage. Eximinalion by physicians showed that Aekerman and his wife had been struck on the head with some blunt Instru ment, their skulls being crushed. The citizens of Mil on have raised more than a thousan;". collars, which will be off erf d as a reward for the apprnhen s!on nf the ns-ns-'n'-, rind C.riv, lirow 3rd has been appealed to to offer a reward for the state. Aekerman Is not known to have had any r nt ni if s. CLEVELAND'S TRIBUTE TO LATE CARL SGHURZ Prini e'on, X. J., May 1.",.-Former President Grover ("eveiaml paid the following tribute to the late Carl Schttrz: "I look upon the ('eith. of Mr. S hurz as a national affliction. Tht.ugh he had reached Ifiigth of years, and though his activity had waned, he' was still a power and strong influence in the life and sentiment of his countrymen. To those' who prized high, dl-ititerested pa triotism, he continued to l e an inspir ing lender; to those who love! un flinchii g moral c ura(-e, he was a con stant teacher, and to tho-e who aspire! to lite hiMhist ideals hi civic life he was an iinfai'in? guide. His. example and lofty career ate left 'o us to stimulaie the young to vir nun; emulation and to encourage all in right living. Such men can 111 l e spared, and what they leave to us should be caicfuliy kepi as a precious legacy." WOMAN VICTIM OF A BAND OF WHITEGAPPERS i Okolar.a, Miss., May 15 Mrs. HittieJ Mcintosh. ,i whit? woman who was ie- : cer.My arrested chatf.el with complicity j in the murder of her husband, and who I i-'ave bond, reported to Ihe o.'Iieers at ! Okobitia .Monday thit, Sunday iiMit, a' nuinler of men visited her iiottse, took j her to a tr-e end threatcntt! lo hang her unless she revealed her a'legcl ae- 1 i oiitplii'CH in the murder. Mrs. Mcln-j to.h declinul to taik, whereupon she j was sttur.g up for seye-al se'.'onds. Pp. i en 1 1 Irg lowered to the ground she still j refused to answer quest 'on;, aftr wlrcli she ileclnres she wai strung up a s e n:l ' lime, and when the rop- was taker, fro n her n"ck she heord hrr as.ailants ;m nouiue that she v.a; dead. H'.'r body was landed it.to the woods and left there. The woman said sdie rev ived and im mediately catr.e here to till her .-torv. ANOTHER RESPITE FOR ALBERT T. PATRICK Albany. X. Y.. May 1,1. Gov. Il ggins gnn'ed an ad iitional respite of :iu diys, until June 17, to Albert T. Patrick, un -('or sertence of death for the murder of William Marsh Rice, in order to give his (ounsel time to complete the pre sentation of evider.ee In support of Pat rick's applica'ion for a nfw trial. A THREATENING BLAZE I'lnnt (.1 tlic MlKuli.a Sprlnu; A Aile Co. nt lEueii.f .loiictliiii, Win rntiNln, I'nrtly Hurtled. Racine. Wis, May 15. The plant of the Higgins Spring & Axle Co.. located at Racine .lunotion, and one of the larg est nianuf u during e tablishments in in1 city, was partially destroyed hy fire Morday everting. The loss will rea-h. $"5. linn. There was a Miong east wind blowing and It wa3 feared the fire would spread to other factories. All I miilrp An'n.iltfMl. Punxsutawney, Pa , May 15. J. M. Sinister, of Chicago, while umpiring a hall game letween Punxsutawney and Oil City of ihe In er-tate league here, Monday, was knocked down with a bat anil kicked into insensibility by left fielder Clark of the home team. Sinister is In the hospital in a critical condi tion and Clark has been locked up pending the remit of Shuster's injuries. The a-saull. It was said, was started by Clark attempting to coach from the bench, when he was ordered from tha field by Sinister. W .iiu.u I'lili'Ily llir Hr Marc, Woodward, Okk . May lb.' Mrs. An na People), ner.r he-e, was gathering eggs In a barn, when she was attacked by a vicious mare with a young colt. She fell under the mare's feet and sus tained fatal injuries. In KalMrr Kemlir to ('tmnffef Berlin, May 15 -Hie We t states that the kaiser, In private conversation, has expressed the opinion that s:nce Rus sia has become a constitutional mon archy, it will be Impossible for Ger many to maintain It present reaction ary Rystem of government. Stow Man Who Annoyed Him, Quitman, Tex., May 15. Constable William Willlnpham came from Mire ola and surretideied. He killed J. E. Iiose, a farmer. Wlllingham declares that Rose was annoying him, and re fused to desist when warned. Ccnr Eiivciurona Parliament. London, May 15. The Times' St. Petersburg correspoouent says that Kmperor Nicholas Is an assiduous list ener to all the proceedings of the na tional parliament with the aid of a .iiicriph.iie. CHINESE PROBLEM INSANJRANGISCO Kan Francisco, May 14. Sir Chen lung Liang Chang, Chinese minister to Washington, Is expected to arrive In this city on May Ifi to look after the in terests of his countrymen. At a meeting of Chinese property owners it wa3" de cided that Chinatown wontt! be re stored on Its former site or not at all. One-third of the land In the destroyed Chinatown district Is owned by Chinese merchants or other Chinese holders. The merchants say they must keep In touch with the Caucasian trade, and must he within easy reach of the cen ter of business. Leading Chinese as sert that if the municipal authorities Insist upon driving them from their former district the entire colony will remove from the city, anrt with It will go a great share of San Francisco's ori ental trade.' The latest plan nf the rebuilding committee Is to give the Chinese a dis trict between Sansome and Front streets, nrar the hay. INSURANCE COMPANY NET LOSSES IN FRISCO Albany, .V. Y., May 14. The state In surance department, Sunday night, made public the figures showing the losses in the recent California confla gration of the fire and fire marine Insur ance companies doing business in this Mate and reporting to the department as given in reports r.f the eompanlbl called for In ihe department's circular of April 23. They show estimated net losses to a total of Jl 13.441.5ft5. divided as follows: Xew York state joint stock fire and marine companies, $18,944.00(1; Joint stock fire marine companies of the oth er states. $4.U7.49. Mutual fire Insurance companies of other states, no loss. Foreign fire Instiranea companies Pnitrd States branches, $l!),(!70,oii. The n port shows tint in most cases any impiirment of capital will be made i-ro d by Ihe directors or .stockholders. ROW RAISED AT ADOWIE MEETING IN ZION CITY Chi.afo. May 14. -A meeting over which .John Alexander Dowie presided nt Zion City. Sundry afternoon, was broken r.p by a ncml er of followers of ihe opposing faction, assisted by sev eral outsiders, and before the crowd i bper.-e.l a free fight occurred. Howie was addressing the audience, nnmleiing al out GOO. and made the statement that the overseers of the Voiiva faction wen1 thieves and rob lers. Al once a number of those in the audience were on their feet, shout 'tig. "No. no. you are the robbers, why di n't yoa psv your debts." The dlst orb uire became so violent that it was finally decided to dismiss the audience. JOHN A, DOWIE' S END NOT VERY FAR OFF Chicago, May 12. The condition of lohn Alexander Dcwie is said, to be i.p'ries a critical stage. The vetieniide "l-'itst Apostle" has taken to hi- bed j and his strength is failing. The swell j irg of tiie extremities is said to ! have extend.-!', upwards until within a i lew inches of the hoirt. Dr. Planks, ; who has been In constant attendance upon Dowie since his return from Mex ieo, said that he might, by reason of his great vitality, live a week or ten days, but that a fatal termination of the disease within two or three days would not be surprising. NO RECONCILIATION OF THE CASTELLANES Taris. May 14. The Casteiiane case was taken up again for the purpose of learning if it w as possible to reconcile the parties. Poth Count ponl and tha countess appeared in court. The lat ter was accompanied by her counsel, I Kdmond Kelly. The hearing disclosed that there was no chance, of a recon ciliation, the countess Insisting on an i absolute divorce. This concluded tho formal preliminaries. LOSS OF FORTY THOUSAND A Ttirrnrrnlnir Fire In tho Vant Talvrrt I'nint I'n.'i. Plan! In North M. l.onl. St. Louis, May 14. A fire whrh caused a lo;s of JlO.tKH) to the stock and building of the Vane-Calvert Paint Co.. No. 1001 North Broadway, broke out on the second floor Sunday. On this floor were stored over 2.50.1 gal lons of benzine, turpentine and oils. The blaze originated near a "50-gallon tank of benzine in fiont of the Imilding, which, however, was saved. Women Show Their Sentiment; Austin, Tex., May 14. A. J. Easter llr.g. of Pelta, Tex., who killed a negro who was alleged to have made an at tack upon his daughter, has been re leased from custody on a bond signed by 47 women who live in the commu nity. Aiitomiil.tlc niona l'p Omaha, Neb., May 14. At a late hour Sunday night a large steam automobile containing six persons blew up at Twen ty-ninth and Farnum street, all of the occupants being Injured, alot hough none are thought to be fatally hurt Two GlrU Drorrned. Atlantic City, N. J., May 14. Rosia Davis and Kate Walter, both about 18, were drowned, Sunday, at Clark's land ing on the Mulllca river by the upset' ting of a sailboat in which they were passengers. Frank Sharp and Henry Grlesc. who were, with the girls, buo- ceeded in swimming ashore. Ased Kevtupnper Man Dend Terre Haute. Ind., May 14 C. W Urown, aged 84, one of the founders o tfo Terre Haute Gazette, died Sunday Uh THE SEISMOGRAPH INSTRUMENT WHICH TELLS OF EARTHQUAKES. Every Movement of the Earth Is Ac curately Recorded at Washington Office Record of San Fran cisco Earthquake. If science has not as yet discovered any method by which the coming of an earthquake car. be foretold, It has perfected a delicate Instrument which with the utmost accuracy tells the story of the vibr.it Ions when they do occur. This instrument is the seis mograph, and the record which It ha left of the retttnl upheaval at San Francisco has occupied the attention of scientists since then and drawn the eyes of the general public to the In strument Itself, and people are ask'ng what the seismograph Is like and how It works. It seems wonderful that an instru ment located at Washington could be able to record the earthquake at H.an Francisco, but such Is the ca.se, In fact no vibration of trie earth surface any where on the glebe, however slight, goes unnoticed hy this sensitive little earthquake detective. Up to the time of the upheaval which leveled the Pa cific coast metrriiKiTTs the delicate needle of the seismograph had been tracing long, straight white lines on the gelatined surface of the record she-it Wednesday morning, when it suddenly became! agitated at eight o'clock 19 minutes and 20 seconds, and began to make more or less elon gated waves. At 8:25 o'clock the strong waves began, and the recording needle moved viptdly hack and forth across the shee". Then followed the most violent waves between 8:32 and 8:35 o'clock, seventy-fifth meridian time, as is shown by the record, Ac one time the motion of the needle was so vigorous that its point went off the sheet, which It kept in motion by a clock machine, and the point did not return to the sheet until there was a secondary lull :'n the great disturb ance, fhen, when the needle nail re sumed its tracings, the earth vibra tions and waves continued until 12:35, when the agitations ceased. Each of the Hues on the record sheet represents an hour of time, the move meat of the shset keeping time with the tick of the connected clock. The units of time are marked on this sheet, which is covered with gelatine, ami thus the observer is enabled to tell just wdien the earthquakes began ami when they ended by the markings made by the needle point. This Instrument, which is said lo be one of the finest in the world, was in stalled by Prof. Willis I,. Moo're, chief of the l ulted Sti.tes weather bureau, aad Is under the Immediate control and supervision of the earthquake or selsriiographie civisdon of the bureau. Prof. C. F. Marvin Is head of this di vision, and sinve the San Francis disaster has shown and described the instrument to many visitors. It is Installed in a basement apartment TilK SlilSMOUHAi'H. away under the weather bureau build ing far remove 1 iiotu the noisy hurly burly of the streets, nnd is practically a mechanical reciuse. This instrument is of a very su perior type, and gives an accurate rec ord of the movement of the earth at the pendulum In the horiontal plane. The mechanical principles involved in the construction of a seismograph of this type were first developed and applied to the measurement of earth quakes in the batter part of lSsa) by James A. Kwlng, then professor of me chanical engineering at the I'niversity of Toklo. but now professor of mechan ism and applied mechanics tit the I'ni versity of Cambridge, Knglttud. Nu merous modificat ions have since b"en Incorporated in the instrument by Gray, Omorl and others, and in its present form it is wei. adapted to measure and record all kinds of earth quakes, except, perhaps, the most de structive, ami is especially suited to register the feeble, unfelt earthquakes which frequently occur in all parts of the world. The instrument in the basement room of the weather bureau Is In stalled on separate castings secured to thick blocks of stone cemented firmly Into the concrete floor of the building and projecting but a few inches above the floor level. The foundation or the instrument U separate from the build ing, being far down in the earth, so that it will not be affected by arti ficial disturbances. The extreme sensitiveness of the se ismograph is shown in the following statement made by Prof. Marvin: "Tha extreme sensitiveness to tilting is ex hibited In several ways. The weight of tha observer almost anywhere on the floor of the small room In which the Instrument is installed suffices to tilt the pendulum enough to show on the record, a large displacement is produced by standing at one side of the pedestal. Of Course. Young Patient I can't pay the bill, doctor. It's exorbitant. I'm no bet ter than I was, either. Doctor That's because you didn't take my advice. "Ah well of course, If I didn't 'ake It, I don't owe you for It. Thank3. 3ood morning. Royal Magazine. In Evidence. Gray You don't agree, then, that "seeing is believing?" , White Not much! I tee some peo- , pie every day lhat I never could be lieve. Casoeu t journal.