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uUUl Ho. 18. OUR STATES STORM SWEPT uCl I Ml aieam Laundry; Did You Sec It? One of the Greatest Barnstorming uangs i hat Has Visited Green ville in a Long Time. MISS... SATURDAY. TOOYEMBER 24. 1900: Price 13 cut". wlDDi, Tennessee, Arkansas and Alabama j '. Suffer From Tuesday's Winds. i iy-Four People Killed and More than Hundred Were Injured. e Cdunty, Mississippi. More Completely Devastated Than Any Ciher Section VisitedRuin and Desolation in the Storm's Path-Other Sections Visited by the Wind. a storm which swept over rtions of Mississippi, Tennessee, lamas and Alabama last Tues y us terrible m its destructive iSto Mil life and property. At 4 reports were thought to have en exaggerated, but as more i0plete details were received ic damage, instead of being less, ; much greater than at nrst sup- i 1 ' -rom.Tute county. Miss., comes . of the most important news ures of Tuesday storm's his j. The most terrible devasta- ii was wrought there. Hun- ttfaot homes were swept from dearth. They were lifted in the tnd scattered on the winds. Very sign and semblance of these mes were borne far away from ere they stood. lie cyclone struck the county arArkabutla with more terri- intensity than a cavalry urge. It came with a fury us iclen as it was terrific. The iocity of the wind is said to have weded eighty miles an hour. It was of comparatively brief ration, but when its fury had 'isided it was as if the "abomi ;ion of desolution" had swept or the land. Corpses, ruined nesand maimed an!l bleeding a. women and children marked when the roar of the elements had ceased. I en people were killed and many were injured m the country. PASSED NEAR RIPLEY? MANY HOUSES WRECKED. A report from Ripley, Miss., says: "The track of the storm was from southwest to northeast. and while its track was not exceed ing 200 yards in width, at least twenty-live houses are known to haye been wrecked within seven miles of Ripley. Quite a number of people were injured, though none are reported dead." 17 "II .1 j - rrom narieston, ;viiss., comes the report that several negroes were injured. At Corinth the storm played navoc with the larmers. Peadtown, Miss., was devas tated. Two people were injured at uetnienein. Several persons were injured at Clarenuon, Ark., some or whom may die. At Helena, Ark , a Miss Rob ertson and a child of Prof. Blount were killed by flying timbers. Several school children were in jured at Stuttgart. THE NUMBER DEAD REACHES SIXTY-FOUR. ; course, ihe storm took every -id its path. It was as re- "ro118!-!0 hU Tn 'efV witness' Nashville' TenD- Nov- 21-To M were lifted from the earth ' lt night's storm which swept !. sent floating through the air over Northern Mississippi and ontact with the flying debris Central and Western Tennessee, heir own wrecked homes. i wasone of greatest severity. Ad- 'I saw a twelve-foot piece of , vices by the Associated Press and driven through a poor from special correspondents show that the loss ot lite in the territory body by the terrific force tea wind," the witness relates. ! pde a tour of the storm's h.' I cannot see how even a m could have escaped, so utter lie ruin." A wagon, the gear of which ithed more than 1,500 pounds, picked up as if it had been a iter and carried more than1. 200 da.5 The ' largest 'trees 'were itfor the winds. The cyclone ed them from their moorings, led their gnarled roots from ! earth and bora them in its -ti as lightly as if they had j) summer leaves. here were many pathetic pie men the fury of the storm ! spent itself. Negroes and to people who had escaped, wedaround the sights which J been their homes. Many weeping for their dead. ir pitiful moans filled the air visited by the tornado already amounts- to sixty-four and the number injured to one hundred. Telegraphic communication to the regions visited by the cyclone is interrupted and it is feared that when full details are known that the list of dead will be lengthened The following is the loss of life to gether with the injured, compiled from dispatches through by courier and telephone from the devastated localities: Columbia, Tenn.. killed 40. miured 25; i.a Grange, Tenn., killed 3, injured 6; LaVergne, Tenn., killed 2, in jured 1; Thompson, lenn., Rilled 1; JNolansvillo. lenn., Killed 2, in iured 8: Tunica, Miss., killed 5; Lula, Miss., killed 4; Hernando, Miss!, killed 2; Bates ville, Miss., injured 8; Boxley's Store, Tenn., killed 3; Franklin, Tenn.. killed 2. Total killed 64, injured 51. "The Steam Laundry" "never touch' ed me" last Tuesday night (compll mentaries), but there were many from whose pocket it wrung 50 or 75 cents to perfection. The work, we must say; Considering the nrlnpa nhurfftu- On? anythIne bu' satisfactory, but when one w a IV I gronfl A mnmant. f v mh.u. v 1 ,1 i w wuoiuci wiiau cuuiu he expect to hear that's good in a laundry of any kind. This was a case where advertisement and not work,got inn trade, for the band and orchestra were both good, exceptionally eood. ana drew the crowd that today swear mey will never carry their dirty linen to a foreign laundry, that only comeB into the city for one night; but will stick forever to their home concerns. even if gome of their worn-out collars do come back with a ragged edge. it was, In truth, a short affair, even the female employees. And their sing-' ing well, we'll not comment on that, for, as you know, they were only laun dry girls, and of course it is not right to cry down the poor. The tall Irish man with the powdered mug, who ran the washer, was a good whistler, but in showing off before the audience the !?usoline cun exploded, bursting the washer and scorching every visitor in j the laundry except the fellow in it, who I said, ''It never touched me," which may be true; but, being the owner, we think later when he checked up with Mr. March and learned the receipts of the evening he felt singed all over, and that it was a dull day in the laundry business. While we don't pretend to know anything of the laundry business, still we think the expenses of this one could be greatly reduced or better labor employed. The fellow who cune out buttoned up behind and informed the audience that he was paid to act the fool, we must differ with, for had his hearers been in an old-time laundrv where flat- irons were used he would have been presented at least with a pair. The tramp was passable but no doubt will improve before the season is out, when he takes the through tie Pullman for his Northern home. This is what it's coming to unless they turn out a better class of work. We make the prediction they ever return to Greenville all the laundry they get they'll have to send their wagon after, as no one will carry it. THE ANNUAL FLOWER SHOW. Grows in Interest With Each Suc ceeding Year. Mrs. Shackleford Took Largest Number of Prizes. Universal Satisfaction. The reappointment of Judge W. F. Stevens by Judge Longino gives uni versal satisfaction throughout the state. Judge Stevens is a good man, has made good judge and it he was known to be the meanest man on earth his record is such as would justify his reappointment. The Program, Under the Manage ment ht Miss Pohl, Was Well Gotten Up Executed, and was a Marked Success. The FJolwer Show at our public school??r.pws in interest and beauty each ViJry &ind we nredict that in an other twlr months it will eclipse all former exhibitions.. Each year new features are added to increase the attraction. The pillow and handiwork of the girl pupils and pattern or model work of the boys showed talent, and fur nished amusement for all. The prog-am, under the manage ment of Miss Pohl, was well gotten up and executed. Every person who had anything to do with the success of the show' deserves a full share of the praise. Mrs. Joe Shackleford carried off the honors by taking the greatest number of prizes on flowers. The following were the prizes awarded: White chrysanthemums, Hafter prize, Mrs. Shackleford. Red Chrysanthemums, Lord & Tay lor prize, Mrs. Bergman. Yellow chrysanthemums, Ladies' Home Journal, Mrs. Shackleford. Pink chrysanthemums, Nelms & Blum prize, Mrs Shackleford. Collection of chrysanthemums, Bind er prize, Mrs. Bergman. White roses, Clark's Drug Store prize, Mrs. Coppee. v Bed roses, Burnett prize, Mrs. Ray. Yellow roses, Jardiniere prize, Mrs. Coppee. , Pink roses, Ladies' Home Jonrnal, Miss Alice Greenley. Collection of roses, Ladies' Home Journal, Mrs. Meisner. Fern, Ladies' Home Journal, Mrs. Eugene Taylor. Palm, Geise-Hood prize, Mrs. Bass. ' Collection of palms, Mrs. Bergman. For handsomest potted plant, Mrs. Shackleford. Collection of plants, Mrs. W. M. Bu.t. Sofa pillow prizes were awarded to Miss Linnie Adams and to-Miss Matsie Wynn. The floral designs, to William Griffin and Misses Nellie Dunn and Maud Jones, . Specimen of handiwork, to Miss Ruby Rachelman. Flying Times Around Hood's Grocery Store. Turkey Makes Its Escape and Flies Through a Fifty Dollar Plate Glass Window. There has been flying times around the W. H. Hood grocery store this week. Mr. Morris and the flying lady closed their engagement Thursday nM, and left for Little Kock, Ark Friday morning the business men and passers-by witnessed a costly feat of a flying turkey belonging to Mr. Hood, The turkey had got out of the coop, strut ted across the street, when the porter got after it, when it gave a yelp and started on a fly back across the street, but to the surprise of all it never lit, but went straight through the $50.00 three-eight plate glass window of the Wilczinski building, occupied by Mr. Armstrong, the tailor. The blow stunned the turkey, but he was soon up moving around. There is one way for Mr. Wilczinski to get even, and that is, make a Thanksgiving dinner out of this tnrkey. The New Hotel is Now a Certainty. Fifty-Nine Thousand, Five dred Dollars Jhe Price Pierce Gets Contract. ,'SS 'SJJi '1 " CLAUS SPPECKELS MUSIC PAVILION. GOLDEN GATE PARK, SAN FRANCISCO. by k plctnr t the handsome music pavilion presented to Ban Fran ce b 8Preckels, the sngtr king, and recently dedicated In Gold d tohT lt WM de"lned by Beld Bros, architects, San Francisco, and '" MlZtae of tbe flnert specimens of recent architecture In this country. or . 'Ted tht this costly and beautiful pavilion Is onequaled either 111 Eu b Is h e' Tbe entlr structure Is made of native California sandstone, rd nl close grained in texture and a bluish gray in color. Tbe ioo Bot eltlborte, but are highly artistic. The band stand proper to 'T under the main arch. The capitals ot the colonnade colunia We "irtchwi cornice and an open balustrade on top. v , POLICE COURT PICK-UPS; EVIL-DOERS BROUGHT IN. His Honor" Ground Out Business This Week' by the Wholesale- Steamboat Caulkers in Trouble. The police courts were quite lively made by another old man, a blacksmith this week and several disturbers of the by trade, named Collins, charged him peace were brought before "his honor" with stealing $4.55 from the Streator on various charges. On the works ! House. He plead not guilty, down the river there are a number of ! Mr. Collins then took the "corkers" at work, and the mayor says in wet weather they prove "corkers" to the police department. Ten Dollars and Costs. Mr. Mahaffy, one of the men on the fleet down the river, was brought up before the mayor for fighting. He said that a Mr. ConjuStl had called him a thief, and he struck him. The evi dence in the case failed to sustain his claim, so the mayor claimed that he was due him $10 and costs, which he promptly paid. This Fine Was Fifteen. Another of the same fraternity, "oorkers," named Sam Goldsmith, with Walter Sullivan, a street car motor man, was ushered into the presenoe of the mayor charged with fighting, but the evidence brought out before the court showed that Sullivan was only doing his duty in trying to stop Gold smith from swearing on his car, and, when he refused attempted to put him off . Mayor Yerger added drunkenness to the affidavit and would have "cork ed" Sam up had he not come up with $15. A Charge of Stealing Money. George Stratley was then called, and a man of some 55 years arose and an swered to that name. An affidavit witness chair and testified that he had this money and it, together with his pocket book, was stolen from him Sunday night, but who it was that got it he could not say. He produced the pocket- book, which was a wallet shape, made of patent leather. Mrs. Streator was then put on the stand, and testified that Mr. Collins told her first of losing money. At the breakfast table he said that If the one who got the money and book would return the book, which was a present from his daughter, he would not care so much. Stratley was at the table and heard this, and as he left the house went into his room. Mrs. Streator claimed the room was search ed for the book, and none was there, but just before dinner, after Stratley had entered it, the pocket book was found, empty, on the bureau or. man tlepiece. She could not say Stratley got It. Has six other boarders. Strat ley was put on the stand and testified he didn't get it. During the trial he watch ed closely those who testified. The court, on lack of evidence, dismissed the case, when tho old man rose and in a loud voice said, "I did not get the money, I am no thief;" and picking up chair in which he was sitting slammed it down on the floor and repeated, "I am no thief," and walked out. He claimed to be a painter by trade. Brooks Story Again Escaped. Brooks Story, the express robber and jail breaker has again escaped. This time by sliding down a post from the hospital, where he has been confined on, account of sickness, for some time. This is Brooks fifth escape, and it may be a successful one, as his sickness has changed him consideraoly. The offi cers claim they are not on his trail, but we doubt it. Colored Teachers Wanted. To tt Mltotef Ums GwwtUI Ttnws: I want about ten colored teaoners w fill the vacant schools of this (Yax) county. Will yon be go kind as to call attention to this in your county paper? By doing this you will greatly oblige Yours truly, Walter W. Lockahd, County Superintendent of Yazoo oounty. Governor Offers Keward. The governor has offered a reward of $200 for the capture and conviction of the murderer of the Gamble family, that occurred in Leake county sonic time ago. Hun -0. - V It is now a settled fact that c ; di vine will have a new hotel. For sev eral years the need of a first-class hotel in the city could be seen by every citi zen, and especially by the traveling public ; and several attempts in the past have been made to organize a company to build one, but until fo day it was only built on paper. Last Tuesday in the office of Hawkins, Crit tendon & Co. the board of directors of the new Cowan Hotel met to receive bids. Architect H. Walters, of Louis ville, Ky., who drew the plans, was there, besides many foreign contrac tors. When the bids were opened, it was found that the bid of Chas. Pierce, of Indiana, for $59,500 was the lowest bid presented, and he was awarded the contract of construction, which pro vides that it must be finished by Au gust, 1900. We understand that all the stock has not been subscribed yet, and it behooves every business man in the city to help the committee to see that it is taken; for, when com pleted, it means more people and dol lars to the city's business. Mississippi News - Briefly Told. A THRILLING -mm d 1 .f 4 ud The Manila Freedom Tells of Capt. Shield's citing Time on Marinduque bhnd. Ex-' This is a Sister Island to Mindoro, Where Inhabi tants Are Said to be Half Monkey. The Captain Received Two Wounds, the Second Coming Near Being Fatal Mauser Bullet Entered the Neck, and Describing a Semi-Circle, Came Out at the Mouth, ' Presidential Electors to Meet in Jackson First Wednesday in December. The presidential electors for Missis sippi will meet in Jackson on the first Wednesday in December, and cast the nine electoral votes of the state for Colonel Bryan.' Quite a contest is now in progress for the position of messed ger to carry the vote to Washington, five candidates being in the field. The position will pay about $300. The State's Finances. A recapitulation of the seventy-five counties in Mississippi just completed at the auditor's office shows a total val uation of $187,816,935, an increase of over $11,000,000 from that of last year. Tho state has a debt of only $2,606048.57, of which $1 ,030,948.07 is payable, and $1,645,102.50 is non-payable. This does not include the State House bonds which have not yet been issued, and the capitol commission feels confident that they can complete the foundation work without making a bond issue, the sum being paid ' from the general fund in the treasury. The amount of money invested in na tional bank capital in Mississippi is $780,000, divided between twelve banks, whioh have deposits aggregating $2, 725,491,64. There are 107 private banks in the state with an aggregate capital of $4,646,584.64, and individual deposits aggregating $11,349,618.69. There is not a savings bank in the state although a number of private banks have savings departments. The governor has issued a proclama tion authorizing the organization of tbe Birmingham & Viokburg Railroad company. The city sohools of Vicksburg voted 633 fetiche cotton bloom as state flow er. Let other schools follow and vote for the flower that represents the South. Knijfhts of Tabor. The Knights of Tabor, a colored or ganization, held their grand session in the court house of our eity during the week. This organization is a strong one; its membership runs -up In the thousands. Their session here has been a very successful one, and brem-ht together some of the most j r . colored men and wonira In t ' " -We were promiJ a r.-;wt of lte piu- :liius by one who churned to be ap pointed for the work, but up to the Guess at the cotton receipts for J hour of going to press he has never Greenville. ' showed up. " : - i Recently the people of the whole state of Mississippi were anxious as to tbe fate of Captain Dever eaux Shields, who was reported captured and probably killed in the Philippines, and were only re lieved when they learned that this gal'ant younp; Mississippian nna splendid son of the city of Natch ez, while wounded, had tieen res cued. His fearful experience, together with that of his party on the Island of Marinduque, according" to the Manila freedom, was tne most thrilling tnat any body of the same size has gone through in tho islands since the insurrection broke out. An eye witness, who was a member of (,'apt. Shields' party, tells of his experience, which can not fail to be read with interest all over the state: In the first place allow me to state that the island of Mann- dun no is a sister island to Mindo ro, where some ot the nativos, I am inclined to oeneve. are nair monkey, and it is not surprising that tbe natives of Marinduque should, to a large extent, be classed as semi-savages, x make mis statement to eive some idea of the foe Captaiu Shields' parly bad to coiitend.with. . , We were passing tbe range of mountains juaiied EiU&ai Lupa on the morning of the 13th, when tbe enemy opened fire. The detach ment was immediately deployed, and the fisrht commenced in earn est. Tbe enemy had a very strong position, and held it with wonder ful tenacity. At 5 o'clock Private Andrews was struck by a Remington bullet that passed right through the lungs and killed him instantly. Captain Shields received a severe wound through the left shoulder from the left flank Private Militz, of the hospital corps, dres-ed the wound at once. Private Niles was killed twenty minutes later, and Private John son received his wound at the same time- About o:d nrave Murray was killed lhe bullets were coming thick and fast, but our ooys Kept answering mem The captain was instructing bis men walking "lip and down tne lino with his arm in a sting. There were many brave deed- performed that day. Privates Poole, JacksAi Core, McDaniel, Grieser and Maus were practical ly seated on top of a fence, tiring so carefully and coolly that it was a pleasure to see them. Finally the captain ordered Cor poral Low to go to the rear and select a good position to retreat to tie did so, and reported duck sure ly to the captain, who at that time was very weak from loss of blood. He then ordered the meu to retire to tbe position, tiring as there re tired at the pursuing enemy, doing great damage. ' We kept up these tactics for eight hours, when the captain re ceived his second wound. This time it was a Mauser bullet that entered the neck and, describing a semi-circle, went out of the moutb, breaking the jaw in two places, he fell flaton his face. - Militz, the hospital corps man, was walking nesiue mm at we time supporting him. Tbe captain w carried with the assistance of th ee men to a shack nearby. Hero, by good luck, some old matting win" found, and with the aid of two poles pulled from tho fence ail improvised litter was built. :' ' .. '.. . .. Then the black bandits, who had -commence nhring humer than ever. showed their cruoltv by firing on the litter bearers anti the wounded captiiin. . , , Private Jackson win shot in the jaw, but it did not stop him. He kept on with the litter until be captain was placed behind a small rice paddy that offered a little pro tection. ' At this point Sergeant Gwynnfii reported that tlie enemy were closing in upon us. O i they came, such a horde of blank devils 1 have never seen in all my life. There were at least 3,000 of them. About 350 of thorn' InJ Reming tons, aud fifty ot lliHiu Mausers. The balance carried bolos and spear) of all shapes. In a few iiiinuU'H ihuv had taken in the captain and twenty men, whose ammunition h i I been exhausted- 1 wasin this party. Private . ShaV received four Imlocutft. Tbe savages were s intimated that about three houis after his , cap ture they wanted to do away with biiu for having killed three of them with bis bayonet and rifle. - m Corporal Williams, with eleven men, was cut off, but they fought all d-iy and the next, without food or water the tortv-eignt hours. Private Weighan, member of his party, was kiiled, an l Private Al wiu wounded. , At last, exhausted, , starved and wilh uit any ammuni- tion thev were captured A arty of nine men, who had u few cartridges left, managed to ; break through the ejiemy's lines, with the object of making their way to a station nine miles distant,,' but were captured late in evening,, and ammunition exhausted. ' W hile in the hands of captors, half -starved, the self-appointed Abad, who kuew, soi' ier or' later, our troops would land, did bet ter than the others. In three weeks Captain Hare demanded our deliv ery to Captain Hurn.ugh, of the 33rd, who came alire from the Uennington to reot ive ns. The navy Imys g ive us a hearty wel- . come, aud oiiried tn lack to Ma nila the iick ami wounded hay ing special iitleiitior. ' 1 l hU v i t', . rii'vutt'd railroad o ' tmn. resulting In a buildings.