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NUM1JER .51.
Devoted to the Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial De
velopment ot the State's Incomparable Resources-Official
Organ ot the Department of Agriculture and Commerce.
ijg.CTiCT'w m mm
iiy ll. li. iu.AKi.si.i:i:, juckmin.
It ffi prncrnlly known Unit our
jiri'iit State was jirosju'rinp akin;; nil
hues and morn especially that of man
ufacturing and that wonderful iidinnec-inciii-
hail lii'i'n made cilice the census
(if I'.IIIO, but the general cstiinaU and
anticipations of the must sanguine Were
not up to the Ii'poi't ruccntly issued by
i tin.' census bureau at Washington, which
jKive Hi" iiicreasu to l'.HU, a jici iod of
four years. Thin report showed that
tlie capital invested was at thai time,
liiol, ".HTiD.niM), or uu increase of l:u
jur cent. The value of products in
creased to l,4."i0,000, or an incense
uf 711 per eent. With the progress
since ltflll whieh has In'eii even greater,
il is likely that by the. end of lilllli
Mississippi liiiiniifiicturiiig industries will
represent all investment of fully
Oilii.nilO. These (inures slnnilil iie cspc
dully gratifying to good citizens in
general. The progress being made by
our Male along all lilies is phcnionenal
and no State in the South lias in the
p.i-t few years made, more progress in
dustrially than ours. J,et us hope that
it will continue thus.
Article 1, section !) of the act creating
it llcpartment of Agriculture and Com
merce reads: "14e (the rotiiiiiissinn
erl shall encourage the proper develop
ment of agriculture, liort icult lire and
kindred industries." It will be the j.iir
poM) of the writer to comply with this
command ill every sense of the word
so far as pussible. The co-operation of
tlio-i' interested ill these lines is earn-c-llv
solicited. The work can be great
ly Meditated by such co-operation. His
inleiests are there and no cll'ort will he
spiiicd to aid the agricultural people,
A ti lend living in the old home county
in .North Mississippi, in a personal Ut
ter sonii after the appointineiit was hii
iimmecd, said: "I'M, recall the days
when oU were coming up in the hills
of llctilim County, breaking your land
in the spring with a yoke of' yciirlini;s
iiiil diiving them to market with the
chickens, and dry hides. Imagine
yoiirsi'lf there again uiul help us, it is
ii"W in your power to do it. You have
tlie State machinery behind you to
help." And help lie will with 'the co
operation of the people.
'1 In' campaign of 1D07 is being scented
hi announcements ami the publication
ol piat tonus. While the vulcr are uu
id pa inn; little attention to the can
ihdates ,,r their platforms, within u
shell time the interest will liegiu to in-iTe.i-c
and in a few inoiiths alignments
will he mnde by some who have espe
cial lavoiites in the running. No sug
gest!, m is made as to who of tli many
nan aheady iiiiiiouueed should receive
the Mipporl of the voters, but attcniiou
is called to the need of lilell to till the
unions places who are known to be up
nalit, honest, and above any suspicion
whatever, tliir proud Stale stands as
"in1 of only live in the whole t nited
Stales that is above the suspicion of
putt, and the duty of every voter is
to perpetuate thai very much to be
ilc-ired distinction. Honest men who
ran not be tempted to do what is not
li'jhl tor money or position, are the
ones deserving of the support of all
piod men.
The impression that farmers won't
stand toecthcr in an organization for
their benefit is beiii' dispelled to a
considerable extent. In the State of
Mississippi al present there are three
shone; organizations of iiirririilturul pcu
1 1 the Mississippi division of the
Southern Cotton Association, the Kami
lis' Union and a branch of the National
tunnels' Association. All of these are
active, growing stronger day by day
and olficered by men who are alive to
the great work to be performed. Or
(.'animation of moneyed iullueiices, manu-
tiictuiing interests anil the hundred and
niie otlnr combinations, are making it
more inocsnry every day that the ag
rimltui -i,t, horticulturist and kindred in
terests combine for their own protec
tion, local and lasting gnwl can be
niroinplishcd by such a course, and it
is the interest of the whole class that
Mit'h is done.
1 hd experience of persons growing al
fdla, inclilolus, Johnson and other hay
i'i"'S is desired by this department.
Mease send ill the number of acres
fi'in last year, the yield, soil best
adapted, particular plait of preparing
and any other information that
Would likely be of interest. If sur
licient replies lire received u bulletin on
the subject will be issued. An experi
ime in Mississippi will be prized more
In'ghly than a dozen theories, lience it
is hoped that u number of replies will
he received by those in a position to
tire what has actually been nccom-l!i-hed.
The little city of Midnight in Yazoo
County will soon construct nil excel
lent system of waterworks, and later on
dispel the darkness that, surrounds its
"nine with an electric light plant. All
is not dark up there as it might seem,
hut there are nuineriins rays of ft. bright
nnd effulgent light visible to the opti
mistic citizens of the community. The
writer wishes for the pood people of
Midnight, all the good things they no
richly deserve.
Individual members of Hoards of Su
pervisors throughout the State will meet
t llntticshurg on dune 1Nth for the of
fering of suggestions and discussion of
plans for the more uniform currying out
;f the duties imposed upon the boards,
In discuss plans for the equalizing of as
"essinents, the improvements of roads,
public schools and mutters in general.
Hie meeting is meeting with the great
pst encouragement, and it is hoped by
llio proinolers that every county and al
most every district in the Stale will lie
represented. A great Held for improve
Jiient is opened and tho meeting should
o well attended.
Friars Point Is experiencing a period
great prosperity just at present.
Money is being raised for tho boring of
n artesian well and tho success of the
project seems assured. A business men's
'loRue has been organized with the best
cituMiiii af the town behind it and some
W'irk will be dono along the line of let
l"ig the world know what that com
'unity has to offer as an inducement
or capital to come and invest. The
urrouniling territory is rich and pro
duptiv nnd there is a great deal that
Jn b done t the benefit o( l'riars
I. I!. Watson of the Hear Creek neigh
borhood of l.ellore County is a success
ful small farmer, lie rnisus his own
meat and never has to buy corn and
l'd st nil', lie is sixty years old, enjovn
good health and is a 'breathing example
of the progressive citizenship of a coun
try that is as fertile as the famed val
ley of the Nile. il,-. Watson has two
sons, 13 and J, years of age, who mndi,
on their own account last scasdn :;1 bales
of cotton. Klcvcn hales of this crop
was made on eight, acres of land, not
withstanding tliL. Um'I that last year
was very unfavorable to the growing of
eolton in that section. What -Mr. Wat
son is doing can he done by thousands
of others by the cinnhinat inn of brains
and energy. Why should our young
men eniuiigrate to Western States to
start, life when such inducements are
offered right here in the old State of
Mississippi? The trouble has been that
too little is known of what, can and is
being done right here at home. This
drawback ran and will bo relieved in the
The splendid price which poultry and
eggs have commanded for some years
will likely prove a stimulant, for the
industry in the future. 'There il money
in the business fnr those who know bow
to get it out, and there numbers with
that, nceoiiiplishniciit in Mississippi.
Spring chickens are worth so much (hat,
the person in ordinary circumstances will
be able only tn use them on holidays and
Stat casiims. Kggs demand a fair
price the year round and good and bet
ter prices for portions of the year. It
would seem that poultry farms near our
larger towns, or near transportation any
where, should prove especially profitable
for those experienced in the handling.
The demand seems to he increasing much
faster than the supply and the fear nf a
glutted market has disappeared alto
gether The Marks Commercial Club and the
business men of liatcsville contemplate
placing a line of small steamers nn
Tallahatchie river for carrying freight
to points along the upper river. It. is
hoped that by a coiisiiuiinat ion of thd
scheme freight rates could be materially
lowered ami a number of inland points
supplied as well. A difficulty generally
enciiiinleicd in such an undertaking is,
the boats are made too large and are
able to inn only when the river is high.
It Would be belter to make them not
over forty feet long and twelve feet,
wide with tint bottom.. Ail ordinary
gasoline engine would propel such a
boat as this and it could run with a
full load in almost any stage of water.
The Marks-liatcsv ille proposition is not
t bad one and oilier towns might in
vestigate it with profit. Kates and
transportation are important factors.
The respectability of farming is un
questioned. The independence of a good
farmer is the admiration ot all. Some
one has truthfully said that "farming
is a profession requiring more shrewd
ness than law, more technical trainiiej
than medicine, more uprightness than
theoloL'V and more hffiins and resource
fulness than pedagogy. It is its ivvn
reward. find made the fanner, tli
other professions are parasites." While
tlie statement as to other professions
as being parasites inny be questioned as
to its exactness, m the main it is true.
Not parasites in the generally accepted
meaning of the word, but dependent
upon the farmer as the great producer
ot all wealth tor a sustenance.
Bob Arlington of Wavne County
brought tn Laurel for shipment to
evv (ll leans not long since, thirty espe
cially fine steers. A Laurel butcher
bought the lot at a fancy price for
his market. These st s were eornfed
nnd prepared for market by Mr. Ar-
rington at his lionie and the experiment
proved a most prolitalile one. ll lias
I n repeatedly proven that Misi-issippi
olfers unexcelled advantages to stock
raisers. The climate, pasturage condi
tions, cheapness of feed and other im
portant items are all ill our favor.
There will he a good showing made along
this line within the next few years
and it would not be surprising at all to
see our State take a place in the front
rank as a producer of stock.
The Mississippi Chautauqua at Crys
tal Springs this year, lasting from duly
isth to August 1st, promises to be bet
tor than ever. A splendid program
has been arranged with tho best, talent
in the country as entertainers. This of
fci a pleasant outing of a week or
more that can be made one of profit as
well as pleasure. A beautiful lake, with
pleasure launches and boats, has been
constructed and the buildings are ideal
for the occasion. A first-class orchestra
from New Orleans will give concerts
several times each day and the plat
form entertainers will be in evidence,
both afternoon nnd evening. Crystal
Springs has the pioneer Chautauqua for
Mississippi and thousands attend each
year. It has l"en u success from the
beginning nnd much credit is due the
enterprising citizens that have made it
One station in Mississippi shipped sOy
00(1 pounds nf wool in a single day,
nnd there are those who don't think so
much of sheep raising, anyway.
Philadelphia can no longer be classed
with the dry towns of the Slate. An
abundant How of artesian water has
been struck over there and the citizens
are correspondingly luippy. Nothing is
.i i.. ,1 community than an
abundant, supply f vyliolcsoino water
and Philadelphia, is in posses,,,., ...
that great blessing.
ii. i ii.l,t nf vvhlit a shipment
Jlllll Vl'll lMO,l,..v - - .
by one road of cars of Vrr.es from
the State in a single tiny mcani :
day's work netted the shippers oyer
$10,000 in cash. A good day s work, in
deed. ,
Satisfy yourself that Mississippi has
' 'ir.,. f..c a moderate exnendi-
more m on,-' - ,
turo of energy and judgment than any
State in the I nion mm "l','
about that condition of ntlairs. he
: I....... nnd nil that is nee-
louniiaiioii is " - --, .
essary is the proper application of the
means. ,
i i...,.,,t nf nnr vust field of
ine ucvcni',n i.v - -
latent resources will tend to. keep our
young men in aiissib- ,
i ,, n ..I,,., ;ii. heir!!, a Toi led the?-.
neiu or op "in "--- n
Too long have we furnished the brnin
nnd brawn to uove.op .. .... c,.,. .... . .
the country to our owo iuipororulnwnt
Many Are Badly Burned by the Eloo
tricul Stroke.
Mobile, Ala., May 2S. During the
progress of a ball game this afternoon
in an open fluid about tbreo miles from
the city a thunder storm I'liinii up, ac
companied by vivid lightning, which
struck in tho midst of tho crowd, in
stantly killing live of tho spectators and
injuring 25 otbors, more or less seri
ously. Tho dead: Donald Touart,
Stephen Touart, Wither Moody, Joha
Green and Charles Thomas.
At least fifteen or twenty others were
shocked and knocked down by the
stroke, who quickly recovered and
were able to leave tho scene. The fluid
was strewn with bits of shoes and cloth
ing from those who wore killed or seri
ously injured, and tho bodies of the
dead presented a terrible spectacle, be
ing burned in numerous places. A sil
ver dollar taken from the pocket of oris
of tho vict ims was melted on both sides.
From Pullman Car After Being Re
peatedly Warned.
Chattanooga, Tenn., May 28. After
first, milking an effort to create the be
lief that he was a foreigner, then feign
ing deafness and again refusing to obey
the command to vacate a seat, in a l'ull
uuin cnroii train No. 11, due to arrive
In this from Sauli-hury at 10:0.) p.m.,
lfrwnly ( '. Kaiisom, evidently a New
Knglainl negro of prominence, and tho
author of an address urging the inter
marriage of the races in the South, was
eject, -.1 from the Pullman car and forced
to take a seat in the car regularly pro
vider! for bis race.
Hansom is of a ginger-cake color,
alsiut li feet 2 in height, wearing a red
moustache, lie entered the Pullman
cur at Salisbury and it was not until
the train had passed New port, just west
of the State line, that, Kunsom wai
ejected from the car. Kven then lie per
sisted in coming back to the Pullman,
and it was not. until bo was duly warn
ed that he accepted the inevitable, and
joined the other negroes in the car.
Knnsom came to Chattanooga, but
upon the arrival of the train he could
not be. found, evidently having gutter
away so as to avoid further notoriety.
Do Drinking, No Working:, No Base
ball Games on Sunday.
Louisville, Ky., May 28.--Scores of
corner pumps with the handles removed
and signs derisively announcing
''Closed. It's Sinful to Drink on Sun
day,'' brought homo to early rising
householders in many sections of the
city the fact that Louisville toduy was,
for the first time in many years, dry as
Kvery place in Louisville and Jeffer
son county where intoxicants are sold
was, with one except ion, closed tight.
The exception was a park conducted by
a J ebrcw, who observed .Saturday as
the Sabbath, lie was arrested and will
be tried, but was allowed to continue
selling throughout the day, doing a
rushing business as the news spread.
Pour other places where liquor is sold
bad been designated by the Retail
Liquor Dealers' Association to test the
law. The proprietors of these were not
only arrested, but the places were kept
closed thereafter.
liesides the saloons, all barber shops,
bowling alleys, billiard balls, theaters,
grocery stores and railroad and street
car lilies were closed. Two free "sn
ered concerts'' at the largest amusement
park in Jefferson county were not mo
lested, but none of the employes were
permitted to work.
The bull park was crowded with spec
tators when the game between Louis
ville and Toledo was called, but after
half an inning had been played the
police arrested President Tebeau of
Louisville, President, Grille) of Toledo
and all players and employes. Al
though bond was promptly given, the
park was ordered closed and resump
tion of play was not permitted.
tehuanTepec railway
Will Soon Bo Koady for Business
Across the Isthmus.
Mexico City, May 28. Managers of
steamship lines on both coasts of this
country are preparing to take advan
tage of the Tchuantepec Isthmus Kail
way as soon as it, is opened for interna
tional business. The ships of the Can
ailinn line will make Coatzacoalos a
port of call as will also the Texas line
steamers. The Pacific Mail line which
has recently included Salina Cruz on
the west coast on its list of stopping
ports will give that place weekly in
stead of fortnightly service as now.
Other Pacific lines will be ready to
take freight from a Tehuantepeo line,
and it, is believed by tho Tehuantepeo
officials that when tho line is opened
for through business there will be an
immense quantity of freight offered.
The general business situation is good
and mining shows great activity.
Congress has appropriated ii0,000for
the expenses of the delegates to the
Pan-American conference at llio
On the Charge of Misapplying tho
Bank's Funds.
Attala, Ala., May 28.- L. M. Dyke,
president, and V. li. Lawler, cashier,
of the First National Dank of Attala,
which w as closed by Hank Kxaininer
Cooper, April 24, wore, arrested this
morning by Deputy United States Mar
shal 11. U. Ashley of liirmingham, on
warrants charging them with misap
plying moneys of the bank. Neither
Duke nor Lawler will make a statement
in regard to the bank's affairs.
Dry Dock Travels Slowly.
Washington, May 28. Computations
mado by the bureau of navigation of
the location of the dry dock Dewey in
tho Indian ocean on May 22, indicate
that the Dewey has made an average of
100 miles n day since leaving tho Straits
of Habel Mnndeb.
Mrs. Davis Bettor.
New York, May 28. It was stated at
the Hotel Gerard today that Mrs. Jef
ferson Davis was steadily improving, a
decided improvement being noted in
her condition since yesterday.
The Public Forgets
After (lie Yiclery of the Pucker In
Court, tlie President Ciiuscil ll
Unlet I ii vest lutil Ion of PiifkhiL;
l'lmtt.H to lie Mnile.
Wasli'nstun -Heforo adding the meat
inspection hill to the agricultural ap
propriation bill in the senate, as an
amendment, it is understood that Sen
ator Heveridge, who originally hit re
duced the hill, had an urnlerstaiulii.s
with the badeis nn both sides of tlie
capiiol that it would not be disturbed
in ci -nference. There was the greatest
surpri.-e and asNinl.-hmeiH wlnn it wps
learned that the, licveriilge bill had
In" 'ii Incorporated into the agricultural
Ilmv tlie .'ini AViin I'lnnneil.
It is also worth while to n member
that this is perhaps the mrisl important
legislation of the past quarter of a cen
tury, hairing only the rate bill and
the original legislation which launched
us in the canal-building business. In
the first place, Pr, shlent. Honsevcll
leek very much to heart, his defeat in
the eoMits nf Chicago in hh pre "-i.
tiun of I he Iteef trust. He took less
kindlv to the patronizing way in which
ihe Hei f trust magnates treated him
In the matter and the indulgent attitude
they -hewed toward him.
Sent Au-entM (n I n vcsl tmite.
The upshot of the planning was to
appoint Mr. Neil and .Mr. Heymilds a
commit tip to make a quiet, and exhaus
tive investigation as to the facts and.
thus fortille,',, to ao after the lteef trust
with a legislative wmp n. and n: it
through the courts. The result of the
inve-itigniioii thus- planned was all that
the president hal been given to under
stand it would be. The report which
was prepared for him was the most
sensational in its conclusions and find
ings of fact.
With this report, metaphorically-, up
his sie ve, the president had his ollicials
of the department of agriculture draw
up a bill which was must drastic and
far-reaching in Its provisions, ami in
effect practically placed every be.f
paeklng establishment in the country
under governmental supervision.
I'lickcrN' CriiMaili' In iiin.
The packers had started a crusade
ngainH the measure and against the
further publicity in cennection with
the sanitary conditions of the packing
plants. It was urged that the packers
were depressing the price of beef and
that the foreign market would be
ruir.e.l. It was told to the president
that the producers of cattle alone were
suffering. But all this availed noth
ing. The president stood by Heveridge.
Now- the administration blandly says
to the packers that they can make the
best sort of capital out of the measure.
They will be In a position to say to
their foreign as well as domestic, cus
tomers that their plants are under gov
ernment supervision, and that they will
have the approval of government san
itary experts. Tho administration stiys
nothing about the change that will
have to come In the packing-house
business, and how thousands of dollars
will have to he spent in complying with
the rigid regulations which the passage
of the Devcrldge bill will bring into
Neither does the government say
anything about the effect on the future
rebating and arrangement with rail
roads and other trade practices of the
Hcef trust when every detail of its busi
ness Is being watched by governmeat
tine Town' Sunday Record.
Jarkson, Miss. Two deid horsest aTift
three men and one woman badly hurt
is Jackson's record for Sunday. Harry
Huber. a lawyer uf Canton, and Miss
Mary Peter Gordon, while out buggy
riding, were hurt In a runaway. John
MrAd.itrs and Sid Hos-klns became in
volved in an argument st the fair
ground. Honking seized a pitchfork
and jabbed McAdams in the face, put
ting out an eye and tearing his fare.
McAdams grabbed the fork and closed
In on Hosklns with' a ' knife. Both
wire carried to a sanitarium. . .
Too Jlneh Had Whisky.
Now Orleans A special from Laurel,
Miss., to the Picayune says that R. I.
Beasley, a commercial traveler for a
New Orleans cracker factory, Is dead,
and three other young men are serious
ly 111 as tho result of drinking whisky
supposed to have been poisoned.
Killed Iiy a Fitrhrd Hull.
Kansas City Howard Newton, aged
17 years, was struck over Ihe heart bv
a pitchfd ball and killed while playing
baseball. Newton dropped his bat, ran
to IUt base and fell dead.
It and Guess Fish in.
Senntor Fnraker ThfHteilN to Milk
Ihe Semite lli'iinnre nn Aiiro
prilllloii Hitler.
Washington Speaker Cannon has
handed out an ultimatum to the senate
leaders as to wlr.t h,'' will mnd for in
eoniV'i tii n with the statehood bill. He
has yicldi d far cnuusdi from his orig
inal position, which was a mo.-l vein
tnent one, to h-t Prisldcnt Roosevelt and
the lepuhlicnn b adi rs know that he
will agree to the statehood bill going
through as passed by the senate if it
contains the amen imcnt introduced by
Senator Foraker at the la-t .session of
congress. .
This amendment, provided that. New
Mexico ami Arizona should hold a con
stitutional convention and arrange to
he consolidate into one state, the con
stitution passed by the convention to
bo mbmittid to the people of lioth ter
ritories in an election to determine
whether they wiail- ratify it and agree
to becoming a joint state, In Ihe cvmt
that either territory voted aga ti-t the
constitution, then tie whole thing was
to he void and no state organized.
'flu re are a variety of reports as to
what is to become of the statehood bill.
Senator Fi. raker threatens to attach the
bill as il was passed by the senate to
cue of the principal appropriation bills,
forcing the house to accept it, that way
or be responsible for the failure of pas
rave of an anprccriation hill.
The president, however, has given art
intimation that he will not be satisfied
with that nrr of thing. President
Roosevelt stand,-) alisniuttly with Mr,
Cannon en the slat'diood proposition,
and I as so informed nuiators who have
l,"in interested enough to inquire. Mr.
Roo-'evi It liin iiubuul the session has
shown a disposition to solicit and fol
low ;e advice of the speaker in all
le;:i-lative matters in which .Mr. Can
non has shown an interest.
Washington Friends of the adminis
tration plan for a lock lar.rl across the
btl'iims of Panama are aianmd at the
aitiin of lie senate in ai:reeii!K t the
motion of Senator Kittredue, of South
Dakota, that his 1 ill providing for a
sea li vol canal shall be the unfinished
husiness of that body. The importance
of the action can. not he overestimated.
It means that, as, long as Senator Kit
tiedge plea-es, th" bill will he put be
fore the stnau' atd remain there to
tie exclusion of everything else except
as it phases the South Dakota senator.
The signilicance of the aetiin lies in
the fact that no volts- was raised in
the senate in opposition to the pro
gram inc.
Those who favor the lock canal are
dispose,! to let the bill go to a vote and
see if Kittredge can demonstrate the
truth of his assertion that he ha.s a
majority for his kind of a canal.
Chicago A oid wave and a gale vis
ited Chicago and the northwest. The
gale swept the lakes, prevented ships
from leaving harhois, and those out on
the lakes In many instances could not
enter owing to the wind and high seas.
Temperatur .i have been abnormally
low. Sttovv fell in Wisconsin. Minne
sota, the Dako.as and Nebraska. In
this city a cold rain mixed with snow
St. Louis Tho cold wave extended
as far south as southern Missouri and
sculhern Illinois. No damage is report
ed to fruits and i reps.
"Mil" Lifted Ht Koknmo.
Kokcmo, Ind. Restaurants, drug
stores, news stands, tobacco stands,
cream anil refreshment parlors, livery
stables, vaudeville playhouses are all
open on Sunday. Constable Welty ar
rester! M shopkeepers, all of whom gave
bond and continued business. Prose
cuting Attorney Vorhis says he will not
prosecute, but other attorneys will be
engaged to do so.
DiiviU'a ( inulKliin t'rllli'al.
Dublin The condition of Michael
Davit Is extremely critical, and grave
fears are entertained for his recovery.
Snved From Molt, (iuca Innnne.
Kansas City, Mo. Muaroo Talvers, a
negro who, after being found under the
bed of a white woman, was strung up
by a mob at llosedale, Kas., near here,
but was rut down by the police before
bo strangled, has become violently in
sane as a result of his experience.
TlnnMin Preparing for Anolliar War.
Victoria, II. C M. Du Aegneaux,
who prriveii here by th" steam.T Mont
etigle after a tour in. Siberia, said In
an Interview that Russia, m making
ureparatlons In Siberia fur another war.
The Dnimia rrnctlcnlljr Tliro-na
Dnu-ii tlie (nnnltet to the
llnrraiH-rrtcy, DcmnnilliiK Itrllre
inenl f I'rrticiit ( alilnel und Su
pererHHlou By a. Ministry of Its
St. Petersburg At the end of a
memorable seven-hour session, tho low
er hou.-o of parliament indignantly re
jected the government's policy an pre
sented by Premier Goremykin, and,
with only seven dissentient voices,
voted a lack of confidence in the min
istry. This- practically throws down
the gauntlet 10 the bureaucracy with
a demand for the retirement of the pres
ent cabinet and its supercesfiion by a
ministry approved by a majority in the
While the house avoided the appear
ance of declaring an ultimatum, the
go vernment se-ms to have no alterna
tive between surrender und war. The
gloomy forebodlugsi are heard every
where, and the general impri i-sion is
that the country is on the verge of a
Titanic, struggle, which may be de
layed hut not averted. Dispatches from
the interior Indicate that the .struggle
may be inaugurated with a general
strike, when the people learn that all
anincely ha-i hi" a refused.
While the premier's statement prom
ised co-operation with the lower hou.-e
"in so far as the latter does not trans
gf'ss the limits o-' the fundamental
lan," it recognized the agrarian ipies
tion ns paramount, proposing: to rem
edy the deficiency In land through the
r,..cra;inn of an agrarian hank and mi
gration to Siberia. It proposed the in
troduction of universal and compulsory
frincat ion, the reform of the adminis
tration and tho realization of the four
I'r inier (ioremykin's statement,
however, reiurnul a non possumiis on
t.ie chief que-tjon raised by the house.
I; ib ilareil that the Mat ami exception
al laws can net be withdrawn until
muni' r and terrorism cease. The ex
piopriation of appattge-; of the crown
and church and private lands was de
clared inadmissible. Tlie right of in
vestigating administrative acts, the
statement deilared, belong to the
crown, the house having only the power
of interpolation. Amnesty, Premier
Ci remykin said, is solely the prerog
ative of the emperor.
I'roui'iiiiiiiie Is Denounced.
Such, briefly, v as the government's
reply to the address of the house, and
the premier's words seemed to arouse
ail the latent resentment in the hearts
of the members of the house. The con
stitutional democratic leaders for the
tlrst time gave free rein to passion, and,
with llaming words, oiator after orator
(le-noiinct'd th" gown, incut's pro
gramme, and said that the ministry
must, give way to a cahiiHt in which
the pi epic can have c niiiicnce.
M. Roiltcheff unnoticed that the irov
crnmint's reply hud dished to the
grouni: all hope of woi l;ii.g in harmony
iith the administration. M. Kovaicv
t'ky enacted the role i f Mirabeau. prac
tically paraphrasing the Frenchman's
Xvords. "We are here by the will of the
people, and nothing but bayonets can
disperse us." while half a dozen peas
ants hurled defiance at the ministry.
Kvcr. Count llevihn. tho lea.hr of th"
right, deserted th" government, say
ing that inasmuch as it. had refused to
rideem its promises to repeal the ex
ceptional law, bis vote also was f, r cen
sure. The resolution of censure as adopted
provides that the house sla prorned
with the order if the day, thus adroit
ly plai ing upon the governtiKnt the re-
ponsibility for the next move.
Twelve Uilleil Willi lluwha.
St. Petersburg Twelve people were
killed In Russia Sunday with bombs.
Eleven lives were lost at Sevastopol
while a review of troops was being
held. Gen. Neplueff was hurt and the
chief of police badly Injured. An at
tempt was made to slay Chief of Po
lice Matinoff at Tillis, hut the chief
shot and killed his a-sailant. The
chief's coachman was: wounded.
Mobile. Ala. Three young white
boys, Donald Toanrt. aged 21.
Stephen Toanrt, aged 1!h Arthur
Moody, aged Ph and two negroes, John
(heen and Charles Thomas, were in
stantly killed by a bolt of lighting,
which seemed to shake the whole city.
Resides those killed outright, at least
twenty-five others, both white and ne
gro, spectators at a baseball game,
were either kn.xkcd down, crazed by
the shock they had so suddenly re
ceived. (ireece llrenWN With llomnnnin.
London A dispatch to a news agency
from Alliens sniys that the Greek gov
ernment has decided to break off dip
lomatic relations with Uoumania. The
dispaeh adds I hat this steps is taken
owing to lioiiiuania's expulsion of
Prominent Attrlcli!tnrlM Dead.
I'm, Ind. Joseph A. Cunningham,
aged 53. died of paralysis. He was
piesiduit of the state board of agricul
ture, and at the St. Louis fair was In
diana's superiatendent of swine depart
ment. Pnllre Save rutting fteKro.
St. Lous Louis F. Trampe, a shoe
salesman, stepped on a negro'n toe, but
apologized. The negro cut Trampe on
the face and neck, inflicting severe
wounds. But for tho police, who used
clubs, a crowd w&uld have lynched the
Found Dentil at Inst.
Lebanon, Mo. Mopes Foley, near
here, who fntletl to kill' himself with
poison, hanged himself to a rafter. His
wife cut htm down before he wat dead,
hut he died In a short time.
Ihe llsili lenrrnl A.i-iihl.v Slntri
the lliH'trliip of ihe i hureli
MiirriltKt mill Divorce.
Dcg Moines, la. Before adjourning to
merit I ext ytar in Coliimhu-, 0,, tho
one hundreil and eighteenth Presbyte
rian general assomhly rejected a prop
osition to amend the Westminster con-
fes.sion of faith by striking out. th
words "cast in'o eternal torment." A
new synod was created, composed of tha
south and east synods of Florida, and
will be known in the future as the
synod of Florida. The preby'ery of Ha
vana was detached from the synod of
New Jersey and attached to the r.e
Florida synod.
Thrown Into Incitement.
The gem-ril assembly wa.s thrown
Into a scene of excitement by receiving;
the news that 1UG of th" Cumberland
commissioners had decided not to affili
ate, and had organized by themselves.
Representatives from the Cumberland
assembly here stated that they believed
they would he able to Induce the dis
senting members to enter the fold when
lliey ixptatneil to them the reception
tendered those who came here. Then
they declared, If the dbsenters persist
in organizing and holding the pro
posed assembly next ear. they will in
stitute injunction proceedings to pre
ent tho.- inembtrs from using the nam
of Cumbf riand.
The assembly, in passing Its resnlu.
tlon, refused to receive the information
as not official, a.! I proceeded to enroll
as members of the general assembly
the complete list of former delegates to
the Cumberland church as a part of tho
united church.
MncrliiKP nmi Divorce.
The following resolutions, submitted
by the committee on marriage and di-
vorie, were adopted:
Kesoiveii, i n at the committee nn
marriage and divorce be continued, to
report to the general assembly of lD't7,
Ke.-oiveii, iint tins general assem
bly rejoices in the greatly awakened in
terest, on the part of the churches and
the public on the important subject of
marriage and divorce, ami heartily ap
proves of the campaign of education
for the influencing of public opinion
proposed by tho inierehurch conference
on federation, as the most effectual
way to meet and overcome the divorcs
evil, to guard the sanctity of the mar
riage relations, to pie-erve the family,
aid to secure the highest welfare of
the state.
"Resolved. That this general assem
bly hereby r, atlirms the deliverances
upon divorce anil remarriage after di
vi roe, adnp'i d by previous general as
Louisville. Ky. An inbound passen-gi't-
train from Kr.oxvillc, Tnir... on th
Louisville i: Xitsliviile railroad, was
derailed at S-'V.nth and Hill streets,
Monday, as it via., hacking through thu
yards into the Louisville union station.
Eight persons weie kilh-1 and 12 or
IT. were injuied, one of them probably
Among the lead are Howard P. Cole
man, A salesman of Stanford. Ky., and
William Pruitt. if Lei. an .n. Ky.. tha
ovcrsrer of Kaib-v's .-teck farm
Th' re sr" seven unid rd itied b .dles
at one itnderiakir.g establishment, and.
according to Coroner Harris Kelly, they
Hie so i.adlv m ine'c.1 that ,t will l.o
s uv.e tie e In fore iheir names can bn
leart.c 1.
The train bad passed Magnolia street,
and was preceding at a rm d' t-ate rate
of speed whtn a flange on a win, 1 of
the smoker split, causing thar car to
b ave the track.
All of those Hilled met rb ath in the
smoker and day coach. It is reported
that every por.-.m in the smoker waj
Officials of the Louisville & Nashville,
s-ay eight persons were killed and a
number injured but that they had not
learned the mimes of any of the dead.
Latent Huiluiiiil nf Dniiuhler of Mur
ilered !'!iiit:ilit Siiclt a
eisiiiirr Vlllli.
Chicago Mis. Grace Snell-Coffln-Walker-Cotlin-Layman.
a duughttr of
Amos .1. Snell, who was murdered at
his house on February S, 1SSS, has been
married for the sixth time, in Ventura,
Cab. according to reports from Los
Angeles. Her latest husband is Hugh
M. Love, a young California newspaper
man, who was gradual Id at P.crkeley in
ISM. Her list of former husbands in
cludes the names of two hotel clerks.
from whom she was divorced, and the
name of Frank Nixon Collin, of Chi
cago, whom she thrice married and
thrice divorc d. On divorce from C .fun,
who was employed 111 the business of
fice of a Chicago newspaper, took place
after a honeymoon of four hours. She
obtained two divorces In the same court
In two months.
The luiiiiiurntiiiu Hill 1iimnc1.
Washington A bill to regulate immi
gration, containing a new educational
test, excluding all iwrsons over 13 years
of age who can not read In some lan
guage, was passed by the senate. It
provides, however, that the wife or
minor children of an admissible Immi
grant may be brought In whether lliey
are able to read or not. A c'.uusb cre
ating a bureau of Information for the
purpose of distributing- inimigranti
among the several states was cnarac
terized by Senator Spooncr as a "piece
of paternalism," and It was nut out-
I:'na Suvt'fl a Xnn'N Life,
Madrid The first notable act of
Princess Ena of RattenbeTg after her
arrival in Spain, to become the wife ot
King Alfonso XIII., was to Induce the
king to pardon Fernando Levera, who
was condemned to death after an ex
citing trial. The dramatic circumstances
tinder which the pardon was given, as
the condemned man was going to tha
gaiiuws, altriicts wiuespnaiS attention
and further augments the popularity of
Princess Ena, which Is spreading
throughout tlx kingdom.
Mississippi June Weather.
The following data covering a period
nt eighteen years has been compiled
from the Weuthar Bureau records at
sUty-five observation stations in Mis
sissippi. They are Issued ti show tha
conditions that have prevailed in the
State d irinir June for tho above period
uf years, but must not be construed as
a forecast of weather conditions for thu
Temperature Mean or normal tem
perature, 711. The wannest month was
that of 1'J02, with an averago of 81.
The coldest month was that of 1S90,
with an average of 77. Some of tha
highest temperatures recorded were as
follows: 10.) at Greenville and 103 at
Water Valley in 1902. Some of tha
lowest temperatures recorded were as
follows: 42 at Corinth in 1S94 and 4.) at
Xioonevillo in 1SS9.
Precipitation Average for the month
.!)f) inches. Average number of days
with 0.01 inch or more 8. Tho greatest
average monthly precipitation was 12.10
inches in 11)00. The least averago
monthly precipitation was 1.10 inches
in 1807. Some of the greatest monthly
amounts of precipitation recorded wera
as follows: 20.21 inches at Bay St.
Louis, 20.06 at Meridian and 17. 2H at
Waynesboro in 1000. Some of the
least monthly amounts of precipitation
recorded were a.s follows: 0.14 inch at
Batesville in 1897, 0.02 at Duck Hill,
0.2d at Port Gibson, and 0.27 at Canton
In 1902.
Clouds and Weather Average num
ber of clear days l.j; partly cloudy dayi
B: cloudy days 6.
Wind The prevailing wind.3 have
been from the south.
Million Dollar Timber Deal.
A timber deal representing an invest
ment of nearly a million dollars is now
in processof consummation in tho Pearl
river valley, and it is believed to have
a direct connection with the half mil
lion dollar deal recently closed in Jack
son by Fred Herriek and others, the re
sult of which will be the construction
of a railroad up the valley from Jack
son to Columbia, and eventually to liir
mingham. Purchases aggregating $971,
000 have already been closed, and other
deals are pending. Tho buyers have a
large corps of agents In the field and
are closing deals as rapidly as possible.
Joseph M. Jayne Dead.
Hon. Joseph M. Jayne, a prominent
attorney of Greenville, died at Voss
burg, having gone there to recuperate
his health. The deceased was one o!
the most prominent citizens of tha
State, boing connected with some ol
the foremost families. lie served
Washington county several times in
the State legislature, was at one time
attorney of the Mississippi levee board,
and was a member of the State consti
tutional convention in 1SM0.
Sheriff Asked to Resign.
At a mass meotini of citizens of Clal
borne county held at Port Gibson reso
lutions were adopted calling upon
Sheriff C. S. McGee to resign. Th
vote on the resolutions was 109 to 14.
This action was the direct outcome ol
the recent escape of Kd Began from tha
Claiborne county jail. Began was un
der sentence of death for the murder
of Jason Moodv.
State Bonds Offered for Sale.
The governor litis issued his adver
tisement to sell, on the lirst Monday ol
July, tfoiHhOod of 4 per cent, non-taxa-able
State bonds payable in ten years,
this being pursuant to the act of thu
legislature approved April 1, 1900.
The advertisement states that the bond.1
will be issued in denominations of from
ilOO to $1,000, at tho option of the pur
chasers. Collins Killed by Carraway.
Charles Carraway, a deaf mute, at
the union station at Jackson, shot and
killed Dr. P. A. Collins, a physician of
Hazlehurst, After emptying his own
revolver into the body of the man, Car
raway took Collins' pistol from him,
stood over the prostrate form and fired
five additional shots, then struck his
victim over the head with thu butt of
the revolver.
Pardoned by the Governor.
Tho governor pardoned Dr. It. L.
Ferris, convicted of murder in Yazoo
county in lOO, and sentenced to life
imprisonment. On account of good
service and exemplary conduct since
his incarcerat ion, and also failing health
the pardon was granted.
Meridian Will Buy Water Plant.
The Meridiau Waterworks Company
has accepted the city's offer of $250,000
for tho whole waterworks property, in
cluding realty, water rights, office fix
tures and the relinquishment of all
claims against the city.
Fire at Bogue Chitto.
The Masonic building at lioguo Chit
to was destroyed by fire. The building
was used by the Masons, Woodmen of
the World, Knights and Ladies of
Honor and Gdd Fellows. All of the
regalia of the different orders was con
Given $3,000 Damages.
Mike Zansfield, who sued tho Ala
bama and Viukslvnrg railroad for ilk),
000 damages for injuries sustained
while getting oil a train, was awarded
W,000 in the circuit court at Vicksburg.
Bank iTosident Indicted.
The grand jury of Bolivar county re
turned an indictment charging R H.
Williams, as president of tho Holivur
County Bank, which was placed In the
hands of a receiver last February, with
the embezzlement of 111,000 of thu
bank's funds.
Susnmer Term for Teachers.
The oustomary summer terra fot
acher in connection with the summel
lornui will be opened up at tho Stat
UniveMitv, Oxford, n ' ins 18, to con
tinue cadi July 11

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