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TUB ADVERTISER PUB. CO., Publl*h«r» LEXINGTON. : : MISSISSIPPI. OoriK'tiiis Van Cott, postmaster of New York, died, on the 25i!i, of heart Ballnre Russia and Prance have flatly re fused to take part in President Roose velt's proposed peace conference. Ban Patch, the great pacing horse, 'broke the world's time record for a paced mile at Memphis, Tena., on the 86 th. Time, 1:66 feat Catholics of Milan, Italy, have decid ed to take part lu the approaching elec tions, In spite of advice to the contrary given by the vattcau. .The trial of Dr. Watson at New Lon don, Mu., on the charge of murdering his wife, was continued, on the 28th, at the Instance of the slate, until January 23. The United States supreme court, has been itskeil to decide whether pig lead is contraband of war, and the question argued before that tribunal on the was 27th. Mrs. Ray M. ICraues pleaded guilty at Hartford City, Ind., on the 27th, to the murder of her step-daughter, and was given a life sentence lu the peniten tiary. The Japanese made another fierce assault on Port Arthur, on the 27th, capturing two more forts. A Russiau battleship in the harbor is said to have been badly damaged Workmen tearing down a bluff on the Missouri river front at the foot of Lydia street, Kansas City, Mo., on the 25th, came upon the skull of a mas todon with seven-foot tusks. Reports reoeived on the 27th show that the Russian squadron fired on at least two merchant vessels in the course of their voyage through the North sea and the English channel. Ed Geers, the veteran driver an/1 trainer, was thrown from a sulky at Bil lings' park, Memphis, Tenn., on the 26th. One leg was broken, and it is feared that the other wa 3 also frac tured. The Iowa Baptist convention, in ses rlon at Marshalltown, on the 27th, in strong resolutions, declared against the divorce evil. The ministers pledged themselves to remarry only innocent panics. Notices were posted at Mahanoy City, I'a., on the 26th, announcing a suspen sion of work at the collieries of the Philadelphia and Reading Coal & Iron Oo., in the Schuylkill region, until fur ther orders. fudge Alton B, Parker, the demo cratic candidate for president, will make three speeches in three states, omording to an announcement made, on the 2 Gth, by the democratic national committee. A broken rail caused the derailment of Missouri Pacific passenger train No. 42, three miles west of Neal, Kas., on the 25th, resulting in the injury of It persons, only eight of whom were seriously hurt. During the absence from home of the parents, three small children of Jesse Owens, a well-to-do farmer liv ing near Ooralea, Okla., wore burned to death, on the 25th, la a lira which destroyed the house The benefit performance given, on the 271b, by the theatrical managers of fit. Louis in Exposition music hall for the Bolice Hero fund was one of the most successful affairs ever given for charity in that city. CoJ. W. F. Cody returned (o America from England, on the 28th, accompa nied by Chief Iron Tail and a band of Bkmx Indians. At an entertainment on the steamer, a feature of the pro gramme was a war dance, in which 50 of the Indians took part. Starting against a nine-mile an-hour tale, Capt. Thomas S. Baldwin's air thip "California Arrow," on the 25th, tailed from the aeronautic ooncourse at the World's fair, 15 miles through the air Into Illinois, but it didn't sail back, the motor getting out of order. Judge Alton B. Parker, on the 28th, made a spirited reply to the sponsors for the administration who have ob lected to his charges of extravagance against the Roosevelt regime, and his asserltons that the trusts were con tributing lavishly to the republican oampaign fund. A dispatch from Hull to the Londo; Times, on the 26th, says that the respondent, as the result of his Investi gation, Is of the opinion that the at tack on the British trawlers by the Russian second Pacific squadron was a deliberate act, perpetrated with knowl edge of Its character. cor edge of Its character. Fcwers' concert hall, on West Mad ison street, Chicago, was destroyed by fire, on the night of the 27th. The fire started at the rear of the stage, and caused the death of Henry Schlater by suffocation, and Michael Burns and Charles Fralr were badly burned, burns will probably die. Admiral Rojestvensky, who arrived Bt Vigo, Spain, on the 26th, says that his squadron was attacked by torpedo boats In the North sea; that he no fishermen and did not know damage was done. His story differs in several details from that told by other officer of his squadron. War between Russia and Great Britain has been averted, and the set tlement of the only points In dispute regarding tho attack by the Russian second Pacific squadron on British trawlers on October 21 has been ferred to an international commission, under The Hague convention. The Sac and Fox Indians in eastern Oklahoma have voted to retain their Indian lands rattier than aocept the In dian department's ruling In regard to Ifcelr sale. The money received from the sales la to be kept by the agenta and paid to tha Indiana at the rata ot |10 per month. It Is this feature to pfticA tha Indiana object saw any an ra 19041 NOVEMBER 1904 SllN TUE MED THU FRI SAT 3 i 2 5 4 7th 14* 6 8 7 9 io 11 12 .6 18 ! 3 *4 *5 l 7 *9 26 20 2 3 2 4 2 5 21 22 28 © c 2 7 2 9l3°l l Ovanes JJnd I NEWS AND NOTES. A Summary of Important Events. PERSONAL AND GENERAL. The Spanish authorities at Vigo, Spain, on the 26th, peremptorily for bade four Russian warships, including Admiral Rojestvensky's flagship, coal ing within the port, from the German colliers which met them there. Arkansas' building at the World's fair has been sold to a citizen of that state and will be removed there aftei the exposition closes. A Fayettevills man is the purchaser of the pavilion, and the price to be paid is $1,250. The sale price includes the chandeliers. The building cost $19,500. President Roosevelt, through Acting Secretary of State Adee has extended an invitation to the powers to recon vene The Hague conference, the time and place to be determined by a ma jority of the powers. Up to the morning of the 26th En gland was awaiting the Russian reply to the note complaining of the attack on the North sea fishermen. Russia, in turn, was awaiting a report on the af fair from Admiral Rojestvensky. The Cologne Gazette, in the course of an evidently inspired article on the North sea affair, declares that "Russia stand isolated In this matter, and the consequence is obvious." Great Britain has taken a leaf from the American book in formulating de mands upon Russia for reparation for the North sea outrage, and the direct and unmistakable tenor of the de mands is rather startling to Russian officialdom, accustomed to evasiveness, In a fight between Barney Boese and his son, near Nebraska City, Neb., on the 25th, wounded. The father was also badly bruised. About thirty persons were Injured at Seattle, Wash., ou the 25th, in two head-on collisions in a fog on the Menton and the University electric lines. Stockdale, Tex., was swept by a tor nado on the 24th. Several buildings, including the Methodist church, were demolished. The steamship Massachusetts, bound for New Orleans, was wrecked, on the 26th, in the old Bahama channel. Snow fell at Marquette, Mich., on the 26th. Nebraska day was celebrated, on the 25th, at the World's fair. The wrecking of a freight train on the Michigan division of the Big Four railroad at Jonesboro, IniL, on the 20th, resulted in the death of Brake man Henry A. Tolman, aged 36, of Fostoria, O., and seriously injuring Engineer Nicley and Fireman Meyers. Warrants were issued at Kansas City, Mo., on the 26th, for 50 negroes by the county prosecutor, charging them with illegal registration. The penalty for the crime is from two to five years in the penitentiary. Fire, on the 26th. did damage to the amount of $30,000 in the pattern shop and brass foundry of the Nefie & Levy ship yard on the Delaware river, in the northwestern section of Philadel phia. Tension increases as time passes without a definite settlement of the sit uation created by the Russian blunder in the North sea. the latter was mortally in the North sea. Creditors of W. H. Harroun, of St. Joseph, Mo., have placed him in con trol of the grain elevators he formerly owned. Louis Harmon, one of the trio of robbers who murdered George Geyer, a farmer near Alton, O., a year ago, waB electrocuted in the annex of the Ohio penitentiary, on the 28th, shortly after midnight. The master of the Norwegian steam er Skatool reports from London that he was fired upon by a Russian ship, on October 23, In the English channel. The great New York subway was opened to the public, on the 27th, and from "city hall to Harlem in 15 min utes" became a reality. Fire, which was discovered on the 2Sth, partly destroyed pier No. 7, be tween Forty-first and Forty-second street, Brooklyn, N. Y. A good portion of northern New York state was covered with two Inches of snow on the 27th. President Roosevelt was 46 years old on tho 27th. It is said that the chime of bells in the German building at the World's fair in St. Louis has been purchased by a wealthy merchant of Reading, Pa., for presentation to the Catholic church The Japanese minister In London, Baron Hayashi, declares that it was impossible for any Japanese torpedo boat to have been where the Russian admiral reports them to have been. He also denies that ships had been chartered to menace the Russian squadron In Its passage through the North sea. Dispatches from Russian sources credit the Japanese with renewing the fight in the vicinity of Mukden, the Japanese right moving against the Russians and taking Fen Diapu and two adjacent Russian positions. The Official Messenger, of St. Peters burg, gazettes the appointment of Gen. Kuropatkin to the command of all the forces, naval and military. In the far east A terrific explosion occurred at mine No. 3 of the Rock Mountain Fuel ft Iron Co., at Tereio, 40 miles due west of Trinidad, Col., on the 28th, and the number of dead is variously placed be tween thirty and sixty men. Joe Walcott, a negro pugilist, was held for the grand Jury, on the 28th, In $2,500 ball, on a charge of man slaughter in connection with the kill ing of another negro in a Boston sub urb recently. Gen. Kurokl, on the 28th, reported routing a Russian detachment and driving the enemy from his last posi tion south o t the ShsJche river. Mississippi State News 1 \ Ex-Gov. Longino Talks. Ex-Gov. A. II. Longino aud wife hate returned from St. Louis, where they spent several days visiting the World's Fair and studying the va rious exhibits. When asked what he thought of the exposition as com pared with similar events of recent years, Gov. Longino said: I have attended most of the exposi tions in this country since the Cen tennial at Philadelphia and this one far excels any I have ever seen, sur passing them lu almost every feature. Owing to the great number of coun tries represented at St Louis, l.y their people and products one can get a comprehensive idea of the world as it is progressing today and the wonderful achievements of c viliza tion This one is not only the largest and best exposition I nave ever seen, but me great perfection of the ere ative skill of man which is there shown. the wonderful triumphs of art education and science, the varied natural products of the earth there displayed al combine to make one feel grateful to his Creator for having permitted him to live during this re markable era in the world s history. I may say in this connection, without . , , , invidious comparison, that I was made each day to feel prouder of being an American citizen because ot the great ness ot our display. | in af ness ot our display. Gov. Longino was asked for an expression of his opinion regarding ,, *■ .j• 'Natchez, the Mississippi display, and in an swer said: I was greatly pleased with the Mis sissippi exhibits throughout. I mot many Mississippians there and heard the most favorable comments on all sidos. Our exhibits show, in a just aud practical way, the principal pro ducts of the State and serves in a moat comprehensive manner the pur pose intended by pointing out to the immigrant and investor the magnifi cent possibilities in all of our various fields of enterprise and industry. Our fruit exhibit is most creditable, ranking with the best there, and has been awarded a gold modal. Our fish and game display excelled anything 1 saw and it was awarded a bronze med al. Our agricultural exhibit ranks with the very best in that l^rge build ing in the substantial points' of excel lence, though not shown off with the costly filigree and tapestry decora tions employed by many of the States to render their exhibits attractive. A medal was also awarded to that ex hibit. The State display of cotton, cotton seed products, etc., and forestry are by far the best in that great competi tive display and the grand prizes awarded to Mississippi on these two products of world wide industry is a distinction which gives the State a commercial pre-eminence in every market and country represented at the World's Fair. If the State should derive no other benefit than this su preme distinction of her two princi pal resources she would nevertheless be very many times over repaid for the money expended on the exposi tion. But £he will reap other and more substantial benefits, for the awards are of inestimable value in our future development. I was gratified to find that Beauvoir, our State building, though plain and simple in construction and moagerly furnished, because of its historical significance, has attracted great at tentioa and favorable comment from visitors everywhere, and I heard much regret expressed that the State bureau had decided to close its doors to the public before the end of the fair. A number of medals have been awarded Mississippi on products other than those named. All in all, I am convinced that Mississippi has the best display, for the amount of money expended thereon, of any State there represented, and the people owe Com missioner Henry and his assistants their unqualified approval and thanks. Mississippi Weather and Crops. The report of the agricultural bu reau on Mississippi weather and crop conditions last week is as fol lows : Fair weather prevailed throughout the week -with a mean temperature slightly below normal quite general over the State and was killing in many localities. The low est temperature reported was 29 de grees, at Waynesboro. Owing to the exceptionally favora ble weather which has prevailed dur ing the past six weeks picking has progressed very rapidly. Boils are nearly all open. Picking is nearing completion In the southern and east ern counties and is from one-half to three-fourths completed in the delta. The crop is being secured in fine con dition. Gins are running at full ca pacity in all sections. There appears to be quite a marked shortage in the yield outlook in the lower delta, but elsewhere yields are generally report ed to be better than last year. The gathering of minor crops 1s making satisfactory progress and good yields of corn, cane, peas and po tatoes are quite generally reported. The scarcity of water is becoming mote serious; creeks, ponds, wells, springs and cisterns continue to fail in the central and northern portions of the State. Frost was Pre.byterian Union. The outlook for the proposed or ganic union of the various branches ... r, it- , , . ,, ° f th* Presbyterian church m the United States is not at all bright, at least ao far as the Southern branch of the church is concerned. Every presbytery in Mississipi lias voted against tha proposed union, and re ports from other States in the South indicate that a majority of the pres byteries have taken similar action, in regard to the matter. Big Fertilizer Plant. The new plant of the Virginia Carolina Chemical Company being erected in the northern suburbs of Jackson will be completed within the the next two weeks and prepara tions are now under way for uctivc operations. The plant represents an investment of about $200,000. No acids will be made at this plant, but will be furnished by the com parly's branch, which is located at I Memphis, Tenn. wife the va he November Weather for Sixteen Years. The following data, covering a period of sixteen years, have been compiled from the weather bureau records at 52 observation stations in Mtesissippi. Uic\ arc issued to I ' low t le conditions that have pre vailed in the State, during the month in question, for the above pe rj °d of years, but must not be eon strued as a forecast of the weather conditions for the coming month, Mpan or normal lomperaturei B5 de . reeg K * l.y The warmest month wag that of 1902 with an of 60 degrees, Thp coldpst month * W8g that of 1889 , with an average of 51 d 8 Some of the hlghest temperatures rocorded wprp as fonows: 90 „ s at Columbus in 1900 , and 89 degrees at Edwards in 190° Somp of thp lowe ' 8t temperatures re of oordcd were as follows: to degrees at shoccoe, and 11 degrees at Nitta Y uma and T , 0 jn 1903 Averagp precipitation for the month, 3 jg inches Average number of days with .01 , inch or more of ra in 5 j The greatest average monthly pre clpitatlon was 6 5fi inchps iu 189l . ! T he least average monthly precipi j tation was .93 inches, in 1894. | Some of the greatest monthly ■ amounts of precipitation recorded 1 ' v . el ,' e , as follows: 10.30 inches at and 9.76 inches at Fayette, | n 189] No precipitation was recorded at Brookhaven and Louisville during No vember, 1903. Average number of clear days, 16; partly cloudy days, 8 ; cloudy days, 5. The prevailing winds have been from the north. , , .. ,.. . . . I a '°ng the Mississippi coast urging j that steps be taken to abrogate the agreement previously entered into between the States of Mississippi and Louisiana regarding the dis puted oyster reefs and fishing terri tory, concerning which litigation is now pending before the United States Supreme Court. The petition does not definitely outline the course of action which the oyster men desire the chief ex ecutive to pursue, and it seems that his hands are tied in the matter, as t lie agreement was made during the previous administration, and is to hold good until the case pending be fore the United States Supreme Court is settled. The neutral ground described in the agreement includes some of the best oyster reefs in the Mississippi sound, and the Louisiana boats take oysters therefrom freely, but the Mississippi oyster men are unable to do so on account of Louisiana's armed patrol. During the early part of the pres ent year Gov. Vardanian visited the gulf coast and a similar petition was presented to him bv the Oystermcn's Protective Association, but he was unable to offer any relief. W. S. BELDEN, Section Director. Vicksburg, Miss. Oyter Dispute Again. Gov. Vardanian has received a pe tition from the raw oyster dealers Short One Elector. Secretary of State Power made the tfiscovery last week that the Re publicans have failed to furnish the required number of candidates for presidential electors, being one man shy in this respect. The error re sults from a scramble in the party convention last March, a contest having been filed from the Third district which the executive com mittee failed to settle. The com mission, however, will not disqualify the ticket, but the law requires that ihe voter must vote for ten, and this means that the Republican voters must select a name from either the Democratic, Populist or Socialist ticket. Will Pay Up. It seems to be pretty certain that the Delta Development Company, which was assessed with back taxes by the State revenue agent, is going to pay up. It has requested ttiat it he furnished with an itemized ac count of the solvent credits assessed against them. Worth It. Weight In Gold. Tn the Mississippi section in the Mines and Metallurgy building at the World's Fair is an exhibit of pottery for which the potter asks as the price of each piece its exact weight in gold dollars. If this price is not forthcoming, he instructs Su perintendent C. II. Dobbs, of the exhibit, not one piece must bs sold. Campaign Funds. Quite !l number of local Parker and , I) f^ Club * ^ Mississippi for warded their collections of eontntm tions (f) ^ national Democra H tic campaign fund to Treasurer Pea body. The total sum raised in Mis sissippi for campaign purposes will * ,f ' between $10,000 and $12,000. While this amount is not large, it is the first time a general movement was ever made in Mississippi to Gilse campaign funds for the party to be used in other States. Statehou.e Furniture. ^ wo car l° ads new steel furni ^ or the statehous^ were re eoived and unloaded last week, and dur ' n g the next week or so the State officials will be quite busy installing 1,ew files, desks, storage vaults, etc. I'h® furniture is from the Art Metal Construction Company, which was awarded the contract some time ago, and when it is properly installed by th® representative of that firm the officials will be better situated. Will Be Big Fight. The traffic officials of every rail road operating in Mississippi having business with local compress plants, will be cited to appear before the railroad commission at the session on the 22d of November to answer the complaints filed against the con tract form exacted of companies by the railway corporations, and the case promises to be the most notable that has been before the commission since the lumber men and wholesale grocers instituted a fight to seen™ amendments to the car service rules Rankin Farmers Shoot It Out. As a result of a shotgun duel be tween two farmers living on the Peterson plantation, four miles north of Jackson on the Rankin side of Pearl ryrer, which occurred a few days ago, Charles Lynton, one of the participants, is probably mortally wounded, while Louis Matthews is in jail with his face full of .squirrel shot and waiting developments. Both of the participants are white men and bad blood has existed be tween them for some time. \ a New Road to Coast. Application will be made at tho governor's office within the next few days for an amendment to the char ter of the Mississippi Central Rail way, changing'the name of the cor poration to the St. Louis, Pascagou la & Panama Railway Company. The company desires to change its name to a broader meaning, and also secure charter rights to build a line from Hattiesburg to the port oi Pascagoula, on the Gulf coast. Want Rates Enforced. The Gulfport Cotton Oil, Fertil izer and Manufacturing Company has filed a complaint with the rail road commission that the Mobile A Ohio road lias failed to adopt the frei: ';t tariffs on cotton seed pro mulgated by the commission in Sep tember, 1900, and asking that this company be compelled to adopt the tariff and to refund overcharges on seed shipments. Frost Killed (Jotton. Acording to reports received from over the State, a large amount of tender vegetation was killed by the heavy frosts last week, and the low temperature moans tbjt the growth of cotton is at an end, especially in the valleys and lowdaisds, where the frost was very heavy. Contest Sett ed. The Meadville schcyol trusteeship controversy, which was before the board of education several days since for decision, has been satisfactorily adjusted. Word has been received by Superintendent Whitfield of the unanimous election of Dr. A. M. Newman to fill the trusteeship cancy, Mr. Bradley n»t being a con testant in the second election or dered by the board. va Another Bank for Meridian. Subscriptions are being taken to the capital stock of a proposed new national bank to be domiciled at Meridian and capitalized at $200, 000. It is expected that the bank will be ready for business by Janu ary 1 next. This bank wili lie the bead center of a dozen smaller banks in this section. Amite County's Assessment. Amite county, the last county in the State to send in its personal sessment roll, which arrived last week at the auditor's office, show's an assessment of $1,402,049, an in crease over last year of $225,507. The total increase will be, as stated, about $15,000,000. as The exact fig ures have not been made up by the auditor. Homeseekers at Jackson. A party of three homeseekers from Urbaria, Ind., reached Jackson last week and were shown over the sur rounding country by local realty dealers. They are preparing to looking for a move South and are good location. Steam Gin Burned. The steam gin of J. F. Savage, six miles south of Ackerman, in Winston county, was burned a few days ago, together with about forty bales of cotton. The First Ice. A thin skim of ice was reported in the low places around Jackson last week, and the thermometer dropped to 32 degrees, which is the coldest point registered during tho present autumn. Business is get ting lively with the coal dealers. The State's Finances. State Treasurer Miller has com pleted a recapitulation of treasury statistics for the fiscal year ending on tho 30th orScptember, 1904. A^ the beginning of the fiscal year on October 1, 1903, the cash on hand in the treasury was $25,425.00, while the cash received during the year was $2,938,035.83, making a total of $2,9G3,5G1.43. The cash paid out during the year was $2,482,409. 55, leaving a cash balance on tho 1st of October, 1904, of $481,151.88. A number of government survey or* have been in Lowndes county for some days making a topographical survey of that county. Mississippi's success In capturing first prizes and medals at the St. Louis Fair, while it was only what was de served, brings a feeling of great sat isfaction to the citizens. We knew ail the time that our resources were ex celled by no State in the Union, but doubted that the first experiment in exhibiting the same would bring such great success. Colorado Mining Town the Scene of a Horrible Disaster. AT LEAST SIXTY ARE DEAD The Cauif of the Accident Warn ai Accumulation of Gan Which Sud denly Exploded, iluryiuu Man in the Debrio. Trinidad, Col., Oct. 29.—A terrific explosion occurred at mine No. 3 of the Rocky Mountain Fuel & Iron Co., al Tereio, 40 miles due west of Trini dad, at 1:30 Friday afternoon, and tha number of dead is variously placed be tween thirty and sixty men. The num ber reported as having gone into the mine Friday morning was 17 miners and four company men. Many more miners are known to have gone into the mine, hut the exact number of dead may never be known, as the mine Is burning, and in all likelihood the bodies will be cremated. A large num ber of mine officials left here as soon as word of the accident was received. Company doctors were picked up all along the line, as well as all other available physicians. Uuited States Government Stock Inspector F. J. Foreman was at the Tereio when the explosion occurred. He returned here Friday night, and gives the following account of the affair: lnxpector Fornaun'N Story. "I was standing not more than 300 yards from the mouth of the tunnel When the explosion occurred. The ex plosion was preceded by a low rum bling sound resembling an earthquake, which made the earth tremble and startled the whole camp. "i looked toward the mine, and out of the mouth of the tunnel and two airshafts came a great volume of smoke and dust, which continued for nearly a minute. Out of the two air shafts, each of which are seven feet in diamenter, timbers that were fully from two to three feet in diameter were shot into the air and broken into splintery Rocks were thrown over the camp for a distance of a quarter of a mile. In fact, is rained rocks, broken timbers and all kinds of debris for fully a minute, and many people were injured by being struck with these missiles. "Immediately after the exposition, which was for all the world like a vol canic eruption, caused the wildest ex citement. Women, men and children rushed to the mouth of the tunnel, and women whose husbands were in the mine had to be brought away by mi ners to keep them from being killed by deadly fumes coming from the mouth of the tunnel." Sixty Men t!i,e Mine. '> The mine in which the accident oc curred works 80 men, and it is be lieved that at least GO men were in the mine at the time. News of the explosion brought as sistance from the adjacent camps, and on Friday night hundreds of men were trying to got into the mine. Deadly fumes overcome tho rescuers frequent ly. but their places were immediately taken by others ready to risk theij lives. It is not thought possible that any one in the mine can escape death, if they are not all dead already. It will be impossible to secure names of the dead and injured for some time. Nearly all the miners employed are Slavs. The mine was opened only a year ago, and extended 2,000 feet into the hill. The explosion Is supposed to have been caused by dust. But one body has been recovered, that of T. Duran, a driver, who was just entering the tunnel when the explosion oc curred. He was torn and burned al most beyond recognition. All mines within a radius of 20 miles have been shut down, and the miners are on the way to assist in rescue oi the bodies. NEWSPAPER CHANGES HANDS Chnrlcw II. May and Francis* II. Si» Mon 1* u roll nil e a Majority Interest in I*eorla Herald-Transcript. Peoria, 111., Oct. 29.—Charles H. May and Francis E. Sisson, formerly owners of the Galesburg (111.) Mall, on Friday purchased a majority interest in the Peoria Herald-Transcript.. During the past year Mr. May has been with tha McClure Newspaper syndicate, and Mr. Sisson with the McClure Magazine. Mr. May will be general manager and Mr. Sisson editor-in-chief. F. G. Rennick, from whom the majority interest was purchased, will continue the manage raenUfor the present. Gen. Mllea to .Speak. New York, Oct. 29.—It was said at democratic headquarters Friday that Gen. Nelson A. Miles would visit some of the western states next week in the interest of the democratic national ticket. Well-Known Attorney 111. St. Louis, Oct. 29.—Attorney George W. Taussig is said to be critically Hi at his country home in Kirkwood. He Is suffering from an affection of his heart and has been almost continu ously confined to his home since last May. Celebrate (Jolilen Wedillnic. Beardstown, 111., Oct. 29.—Mr. and Mrs. Henry Theivagt celebrated their golden wedding at their home in this city, Thursday. A dinner party was given, which was attended by their four children and 17 grandchildren. Former St. l.oulann Dead, St. Louis, Oct. 29.—Samuel N. Kel logg, a merchant In St. Louis before the civil war, is dead at his home in Hartford, Conn., at the age of 83 years. Mr. Kellogg took an active part In the development of St. Louis during 20 years preceding the civil war. Fire St Fort Wnrne, Ind. Fort Wayne, Ind., Oct. 29.—A build ing on Harrison street, occupied by Pottlitzer Bros., fruit dealers, was burned Thursday night. The loss will 'each 120 , 000 ; fully Insured. JOHN H. McBEE, Jp. physician t burgeon Lexington, Mias. Oflce over Bank of Holme* Coantr 'Phones: Oiiice 16; Residence 14-^3 rln^s. G. C. PHILLIPS ratSICIAN * SURGEON Lexington, Miss. Office In building sotth of J. M. Sargent's Store. Offloe 'phone 61, Uesidence 'phono 78. ai R. H. BAKER, Jg. PIIY8ICIAN k SURGEON Lexington, Mist. Offloo over tho Bank of Holmes County. Residence 'Phone 8. two rings. Offloe Puoae 8, three nags. of be of J. DRS, STANSBURY & ALEXANDER SURGICAL AND MGCUANICAL DENTISTS Lexington, Miss. 2d floor Ma 80 iiio Building. Erory operation perulnlnjr to Dentlntry carefully and milf'uilv treated. Te *th extracted with out pain, dumb heal rapidly. Day 'phone 80. Rot Night 'ptnne 34. P. D. HOLCOMBE DENTIST Lexington, Miss, Rooms upstairs In McCain Building. Teeth extracted with little pain. HOOKER & McBEE ATTORNEYS AT LAW Lexington, Miaa. Office upstairs Bunk of Holme* County Building. W. P. TACKETT 8.M. SMITH TACKETT & SMITH ATTORNEYS AT LAW Lexington, Misa. 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