THE GREENVILLE TIMES
"OREENVILLE. t I MISSISSIPPI."
tiara itarton, president of the
American National Red Cross, issued
an appeal to the people of the coun.
try. on the 10th, for mean to relieve
tne suffering among: the victims of
the hurricane iu aouthern Texas.
Baron Curzon of Kedleston, viceroy
01 maia, naa cabled the India office
that good rains have fallen in Madras
and central Bengal and on the Can
getic plain, relieving all the present
anxiety regarding the autumn crops
Ceo. Zlmmer, manager of the Lex.
ington (Neb.) telephone exchange,
and a companion named Thomas, of
Kearney, were drowned while at
tempting to ford the Loup river on
the night of the 7th. The bodies were
Aggressive steps are being taken by
the Carnegie Steel Co. to export iron
and steel to all parts of the world,
Eight great English Transatlantic
liners have been chartered for a year,
and two of them are now loading at
Philadelphia for export.
Capt. JJaniel F. Stiles, U. S. A., re
tired, died at Oklahoma City, Okla.,
on the 11th, of inflammation of the
bowels. He was a grand army vet
eran, and was prominently connected
with the opening of Oklahoma, being
atationed there at the time.
The London residence of Lord Salis
bury is being watched by Scotland
Yard detectives, owing to threats
which are now said to have been the
work of a practical joker. Lord Salis
bury left Schlucht in the Vosges
mountains, on the 12th, for England
Late developments in the Chinese
situation point to a speedy withdraw
al Of the United States troops from
China. Oen. Chaffee, on the 10th,
added the weight of his opinion to
that already entertained by many of
tficials in Washington in favor of re
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TOPICS OF THE DAY.
Uniied States Minister Pierce, at
St. Petersburg, on the 10th, signed a
protocol arranging for the arbitra
tion of the claims of American sealers
for the seizure of their vessels by the
Hussion government about six years
ago. Dr. Asser, a Dutch publicist,
was named as arbitrator.
Bids were opened at the treasury
department, on the 10th, for the con
struction (except heating apparatus,
electric wiring and conduits), of the
United States post office building at
Stockton, Cal. There were seven bids,
of which that of McPhetters & Co.,
San Francisco, of $94,862, was the lowest.
The United States transport Law
ton sailed from San Francisco, on the
11th, for the far north, to bring
back destitute miners. All the avail
able space below decks was devoted
to berths, providing bedding for near
ly a thousand persons besides the
regular complement of officers and
The British Bteamship Montgomery,
Capt. Secoustie, from Ship Island to
Hamburg, which arrived at Norfolk,
Va., on the 11th, from Bunker, re
ports having met the great tropical
storm in the Gulf of Mexico. She
sighted two barks, one barkentine and
one schooner ashore on the Florida
The North German Lloyd steamship
Wilhelm der Grosse was Bighted by
tne Deutschlnnd at daybreak, on the
6th, and was passed at noon. She was
out of sight at nightfall. The much
advertised race, therefore, was of
brief duration, the Deutschland over
hauling and outstripping her rival
The judge advocate general of the
army has received the records of sev
eral cases of native Filipinos tried by
military commissions for various
crimes, such as murder, robbery, etc.,
some of whom were executed, while
others were saved by Gen. MacAr
thur's disallowing the findings of the
Maj. Marchand, of Fashoda fame,
embarked at Marseilles, on the 9th, on
o steamer bound for China, where he
goes to represent France on the in
ternational commission composed of
officers entrusted with the settlement
of diplomatic questions and any diffi
culties arising between the different
portion of the foreign corps.
The fifty-thrd grand council of the
Improved Order of Red Men convened
iu Milwaukee on the 11th. The order
is in an excellent financial condition,
the reserve fund amounting to over
two million dollars. The great In
cohonee, George E. Green, of Bing
hamton, N. Y., reported over twenty
three thousand new members in the
past two years.
Claims aggregating $2,300,000 or
more have arisen in connection with
the efforts made, principally in Ha
waii, to prevent the bubonic plague
from securing foothold in this coun
try and Its outlying possessions, by
burning down a oonsiderable part of
the Japanese and Chinese quarters,
where it was thought the disease
might find lodgment.
Later news from the great disaster
on the Texas coast, received, on the
10th. say that Sabine Pass and Port
Arthur were practically uninjured in
the awfnl visitation, but abate noth
ing of the first reports of death and
destruction at Galveston, and the
score of other towns heard from. The
dead will number thousands, and the
property loss must reach many mill
ions of dollars. Full details of the
calamity will not be known for days.
It. G. Lowe.'of the Galveston News,
writes, under date the 12th: "A sum
mary of the conditions prevailing at
Oalveston is more than the human in
tellect can master. Briefly stated, the
damage to property is anywhere be
tween fifteen and twenty millions.
The loss of life can not be computed.
Jfo lists could be kept and all is sim
ply gueoswork. Those thrown out to
twa and buried on the ground wher
ever found will reach the horrible to
tal of at least three thousand."
HEWS FB0M EVEBYWHEBE.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
Dr. Morrison, under date of August
31, says to the London Times (from
Pekin): "To-day the foreign com
munity was thrilled with horror at
the news of the massacre of the mis
sionaries at Pao-Ting-Fu, who were
under the protection of the imperial
troops. Children were butchered be
fore the eyes of their parents. White
women were assaulted and carried
A dispatch to the Central Jews
(London) from Pretoria soys the
Transvaal Republic will henceforth
be known as the Vaal River Colony.
Another dispatch from Pretoria says
Gen. Baden-Powell has been appoint
ed chief of the Transvaal police.
Adjt.-Gen. Scurry of Texas, after
looking over Galveston, on the 11th,
declared the situation to be worse
than previously reported. It wos his
belief that Galveston, as a seaport,
was ruined, and that the loss of life
would reach 3,000.
State troops are enforcing martial
low in Galveston. This was rendered
necessary by the looting operation
of the lawless element and extortion
ate prices exacted by soulless traders.
All goods have been taken in charge
and a schedule of prices fixed for the
public to pay.
Mayor Walter C. Jones of Galveston
estimates the number of dead at 5,
000, and he is considered conservative.
Over 2,300 bodies have been taken
out to sea or buried in trenches,
Other hundreds are yet to be taken
from the ruins.
The storm that devested the south
era coast of Texas pushed its way in
land, and by the afternoon of the
11th struck the lake region. All navi
gation out of Lake Michigan ports
was suspended, and many Illinois
towns reported considerable damag
by high winds.
Immediately on hearing of the ter
rible disaster at Galveston, Miss
Helen Gould realized that there
would be immediate need for food
and, after securing information from
the war department, issued "rush
orders for 50,000 rations to be imme
diately shipped there,
The Centrol Trust Co. of New York
instituted foreclosure proceedings, on
the 12th, against all of the property
of the United Staffs Flour Milling Co,
commonly known as the Flour trust,
The bill asks that the property be
sold, the company having failed to
make the first payment of interest
under a mortgage dated May 1, 1899,
issued to cover a bond issue of $15,-
While a big windstorm was at its
height at Paris, Ont., on the 12th, fire
broke out in Meldrum's flour mill, de
stroying all the business portion of
the town. Over thirty stores, includ
ing the customs office, post office and
the Bank of Commerce were burned
The loss will possibly reach $250,000
insurance not known.
At the second day's session of the
Sons of Veterans national encamp,
ment at Syracuse, N. Y., on the 12th,
the matter of the location of the Sons
of Veterans' university was taken up,
and by a vote of 142 to 10 the report
of the committee in favor of Mason
City was adopted.
At a meeting convened by the lord
mayor of Liverpool, on the 12th, it
was decided to open a relief fund for
the sufferers from the Galveston dis
aster, and 1,500 was immediately
subscribed, exclusively of over 500
raised by the Cotton association.
The plague is again increasing in
Indin. Over a thousand deaths from
the disease are reported to have oc
cur! ed during the week ended on the
President Mitchell of the United
Mine Workers of America, declared a
strike, on the 12th, in the anthracite
regions of Pennsylvania, which calls
142,000 miners to quit work on the
Adjt.-Gen. Corbin telegraphed to
Gov. Savers, on the 12th, saying that
if the federal government could be of
any further service to the people of
Texas in their present trouble, with'
in the limits of the statutes, to tele
graph him in what way,
The Transvaal republic will hence
forth be known as the Vaal River col
The flight of President Kruger from
what Is now designated as the Vaal
River Colony, and his arrival at Lo
renzo Marquez, is regarded in London
as indicative of an early end of the
hostilities in South Africa.
It is learned that the military at
Galveston, under Adjt.-Gen. Scurry,
have punished by death not less than
75 men, mostly negroes, guilty of hav
ing robbed the dead. Two-thirds of
this number were shot down when
caught committing the robberies,
Fire, driven by a 70-mile gale, on
the 12th, destroyed the great Rock'
ingham hotel. Sherry's beautiful and
famous Casino, the Hazard block, the
Knights of Pythias hall and a score
of smaller buildings at Narragansett
Pier, R. I., entailing a loss of $350,000,
France and Russia have officially
notified the United States that they
are agreed upon the advisability of
withdrawing their legations and
troops to Tien-Tsin. The time and
manner of withdrawal will be left to
their representatives in the Chinese
The New iork Democratic state
convention, in session at Saratoga, on
the 12th, nominaed John B. Stanch
field for governor on the first ballot,
and William F. Mackey for lieutenant
governor, together with a full state
I Us Mow dDm2
I Will Close at llidniglit, March 15.
The Problem Presented, JS,
What will be the receipts of cot- HIIOWEII 10 UllCOO i
ton bales in Greenville between Eyei7 ld-np r new subscriber
omi, 1ox , , who will send us $2 for a year s
September 1st and March 15th, subscription to THE TIMES be
as shown by compress books? tween now and March 15th.
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PfPI"6?61106 who wins will get the prize,
at $o00 in prizes. This is no ' . . . , ,
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the offer. ed to decide.
Will Be Given Away.
THE TIMES has purchased from
the celebrated Baldwin Piano Co.
of Louisville, Ky., one of their
$300 Noble-Grand Pianos, now on
exhibition at Atkins & Jordan's
Furniture Store on Washington
avenue, Greenville, Miss., which
they will give away to the person
making the nearest correct guess
of the number of bales of cotton
received in the city of GreenviUe
between September 1 and March
15. These will be supplemented
by the following prizes:
To the nearest correct guess received $300
To the second nearest guess received, a
trip over' the Choctaw Route from
Memphis to Ardmore, L T., and return
To the next nearest guess a Stetson Hat,
To the next nearest guess a Shaving or
Toilet Set, $5.00.
To the next 45 a subscription to THE
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NOTES OF PAST AND CURRENT EVENTS,
By J. L. POWER. -A
MUilMlppI Confederates, Pensioners ea
states. One of the B(T.
Tha following personal letter Is pub- Miss run. o- " """"Sii
llsbed for the purpose of calling publlo holder's DaugbfaJ t ' I K
attention to what we consider a defect above title. f,, I, .""V
In the pension laws of the Southern Is copied: ... I?0.
States. It Is from Gen. Edward H. A striking illu.tr.ti-
Lombard, a director of the Louisiana energy and per.!.,,,: "
Soldiers' Home: character it shown is J? 11
My Dear Comrade-I write to ask you to woman who was bora h i
aid me in keeping an old hero in our Soldiers' and brought by her psn.
Home. Hi name la Thomas Hun'r, of the seven, to Mississippi
Twelfth Mississippi infantry. His right arm on a farm near Heri'diTI
iaoff above the elbow. I put him in the years she ws, pouunJ-
borne about two months ago, and when the natural sciencs, and mun'
investigating committee took up his case bition for a liberal HmJu ;
the poor old man was turned down because poor, and the futui. iMk?;k
he has not resided in the State five years, forbidding. It wM notT'
and it was also charged that be was draw as not to be overcome brW
ing a pension from the State of Mississippi. ' At one time her brothari!
This the old man has disproved by a letter the large sum of flvejT
from W. N. Downing, chancery clerk at yard of calico wss bootht
Ksymond, bearing date August 24th. He manufactured a ennboBM
was refused a pension because he did not for twenty-five cents, Tbu'
riri in MississiDDi. After be was turned i invested in mars.
down by our board, I moved to keep him was mads and sold; t
one month snd this was agreed to. followed till m wis M,
The board of directors will meet next auaded her father to 1st b7t.
Saturday. Will you not get uovernor T or ground to cultivate tor .
Lowry, General Hooker and others to unite quest was granted and Iron i W
with you in a strong letter requesting the and the help of the j , !
board to shelter the old man until other ' potatoes was raised which
arrangements can be made! - amount just covered Uh
Is it not about time that the leglsla- necessary to enter the InoW
tures of the Southern States should "nd College at Colnmh-jw,
it 1 she Dsid hnr h-j
agree upon soma uuuuiui u.. w . "f foarj
distribution of pensions to indigent
and deserving: Confederates? Missis
sippi has repeatedly refused to provide
a home, preferring to distribute her
pension fund to all, regardless of their
period of residence in the State. Our
idea Is that Comrade Hunter should be
a beneficiary of the Mississippi pension
fund so long1 as he lives, regardless ol
where he resides. And Louisiana, Ala
bama and Tennessee Confederates re
siding in Mississippi should be alike
remembered by the States under whose
calls they eD listed, and under whose
flags they fought.
It would be much more creditable to
our State to provide a home for the two
hundred or more disabled and destitute
veterans, like Comrade Hunter, who
have to go elsewhere for food and shel
ter, than to be increasing the fund
with the absolute certainty of increas
ing the number of beneficiaries, scores
and scores of whom are absolutely un.
worthy. Within the next twenty
years nearly all the old veterans will
have passed to "the home over there."
In the meantime the State will best at
test its gratitude for their services by
giving them protection and shelter un
til the time shall come when each shall
rest under the shade of the trees" in a
brighter and better country.
The State Board of Education on the
1st instant issued to each of the follow
ing young ladies a professional license
'to teach for life in the public schools
of the State of Mississippi." They
successfully pursued the studies pre.
scribed by the State Board of Exam.
iners for graduation in the normal
course of the Industrial Institute and
College, and the same was so declared
at the last commencement:
Miss Agnes B. llailey. Crystal Springs
Miss Lena Kobards, Clarksdale.
Miss Nora Ilerrington, Ellisville,
Miss Buby Peek, Rose Hill, Jasper
Miss Maud Woodward, Atlanta, Chick
Miss Carrie Peevey, Forest.
Miss Maggie B. Booster, Lexington.
Miss Ett-lSlise Jones, Port Gibson.
Miss Mattie Royals, Meridian.
Miss Mary Lou Rea, Wesson.
Miss Bessie Critx, West Point.
Miss Carrie Comfort, Kosciusko.
Miss Mary Gay, Starkville.
Miss Susie Snell, Columbus.
Miss Mary Montgomery, Cornersville.
Professional licenses were issued to
the following teachers on the recom
mendation of the State board of ex
Mr. W. B. Brown, Macon.
Mr. A. G. Love, Trezevent, Tenn.
Miss Adde B, Clark, Verona, Lee
Miss Ilorence Molloy, Caledonia,
Miss Lilly Tinslay, Ponta, Lauder-
miss Olive Alexander, Lorenzen,
Miss Mary E. Hairston, Crawford,
Who Can Give the infornwtlonT
irom Charles E. Prant.i.e r.t.
logue Editorial Committee, Middlebury
College, Middlebury, Vermont: "Quit
man Tarrant Williams graduated here
in 1819. He was a lawyer, was State's
rney lor Jefferson county, Miss.,
for four years, and at the time of his
death was a member of the Mississippi
kgislature. He died in 1834. Can you
(fly me the name and address of any
ainingroom work. In mi 1
uated with the degree scat
The next year WMpssai,
studying medicine under on
ing physicians. In the fin,,,,
tered the Woman's MsdkUft
Pennsylvania, paying h,
that institution by girij, "
in physiology and chemlitr, k
dents, for which she tvmt
and at odd times, workinj
a restaurant. During the t
stayed in Philadelphia north. k
ing ber expenses and gaisuv
cal knowledge. Inl895(htr
from the Woman's ICedWO!
returned at once to Meridiu !
she was requested by two alar
go to China and take durp
work there, but she said lb ,
practice medicine in theBol,,
State and among her on m,
Hummus niter nergradnsuoBsi
she took the State medial a.
and was granted a licenu top
first woman in HissUsippi rkb
such distinction. Her nesfa
physicians of ber State hubtatr
Dr. Rosa WIbs is now si Vm
dependent physician witktsn
by the precedent narrated.
Gulf A Ship talsad ttnic
The following are the un
towns on the Gulf 4 Ship It;
between Gulfport and Jute
figures after each name fitts.
ber of miles the station it k
Gulfport I JittMl
Laudun t Plata
Reeves 10 Stir
Worthnin HBnita ...
Haucler 19 Box
Howison tID'lu ,.
Mlllvlew.,.. 22 Eaoi. .......
McHenry .... ttjUmat
member of his famllv or , '
histry'make me his
hITF- the Vicksburg
two very interesting tu.
gsalight on the street of Vicksburg on
Friday, May 13 ms
hT. UK P1llT 1858' thiPPrs:
This is the first tim. th.
come through from New Orleans to this
thir- "TW!nt tothe Pot at lo:rt
fb.,V tha tm arrive,
The train reached VlricW.. t.-,
!"!' ln P,ril. 1855. this writer ataged
it from Osyka to Jack. ..T
other unfortan..':' wna
through the mod-,"or -ZSSSnS.
Th n n t-v .
" r - - "ann Publishing Com
ZZL hM with the
Thi. i. u , ot ohool books."
This is the only school.hv,i, uW,
In Wist pSntouth dled,at her hom
instant " "Wning of the id
Brooklyn MlSemloU! -
Elliott u ricketlti
Epns 67 StlUull.
Haynes ea RiwitiSiw
Rawlau Murines TTiHuM -
Monroe 79;Hoert ... ;
8aaford :Kn -
Seminary m Broowji -
Kola. 96 In. .
I'nlllna HO WLitt W
Ora mhtmt -
Mtsll 106: mum -i
Mt. Olive 109 IMi.. ; -
Coat . 116 Tea Mil-- .
Edna..... m Mill-:
Steens Creek ?"!!
Jacksen lee fattUiurt .
, Cotton See
In a recent issue we
cotton oil mills in Missirf
respondent wants to know;
and value of cotton oil
Mississippi and the Unites
will have to wait until the
nnt. hfniA wR can aniwef.
issued by the United StsW ftP
of Agriculture in 189tte
of cotton seed contains W
lona' of oil, so that aa urn
cotton seed amounting V V
would yield 202,500,000 P
"The 1.600.000 tons of aM"";
the oil mills during "
1893-94 could have pees -7
duce under favorable
round numbers 7.W
crude oil, worth, at 85 eM
lo.7SO.O00: 600,000 W
worth, at 20 per ton.
000 tone of hulls, worth,
11,980,000; besides Unte!,,r
of a million or more doliw
The plurality primary
the Coahoma fraufl, - - .
Tk. n.nfUt. a. verv strool
condemnation of dishoar
Here are two extracts:
ballot-box stuffing In n
phases Is odious in thestua1.
good citizens. It break'"' .
and la a horrible exampT
of the State." "These f
ever, ro oujc t:
and have causes a Q-
to tne poiiwcM mt
practiced in this State.
t.iM. ...Lftorv to as f
majority of the peopl
. 1. tha ooaoT '
haa a competent and .
The city of Columbus w ,
happy condition i"?rL
H. m: Lanier, the &ll
also does the assessing
eently completed, sbo ?
erty valuation witl"Vl
3,240,145 an Increase
1899. Number 01 P";
treet tax, 556-an mt"
Judge H. C. Turier;
the Republican can.!
in the Fifth district.
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