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THE GREENVILLE TIMES, GREENVILLE MISSISSIPPI
NO BILLS AFTER THE 2ND HOUSE PASSES RESOLUTION TO THIS EFFECT FIGHT ON UNIVERSITY BILL For Improvements, but was Finally , . ... . Passed With All Committee Rec- ornmendations Today is Labor Day in the Senate. Child Jackson, Miss., Feb. 19. The houte today passed a resolution that no new bills will be received afl-er March 2. This see mis to indicate that March 10, the date previously set for adjournment, will be adhered"! to. The committee cn appropria- tions demanded that the provisions; the bill increasing the salary of ! the superintendent of the deaf and ! dumb asylum' from $1,750 to $2,000 be strirken ut. In the senate there was a bitter tight on llie bill to increase allow ances provided for the improvement of the University of Mississippi, hut the bill, with all the committee rec ommendations was linallv carried, i TV:.morrov is child labor day in the j wnatc, and on next luesnay tne senators will hear ihe debates on tht' conr.ty convict 'leasing bill. This bill was introduced by Senator Hebron to prohibit the leasing of the county convicts Vo planters as is now dome. The lower house this morning j passed w ithout dissent the act creat- j ing- the Tallahatchie drainage din- j trict, under the provisions of which j it will be made possible to reclaim J and open for cultivation more than i . a million acres of swamp and over flowed lands in the Mississippi del; a. The headquarters of the district win ue tit iisuui. .uuii'jiiij i given to issue bonds ii any sum that may be n-ci:essary to carry out the work, and al-;A to levy an acreage betterment tax for maintenance pur poses. The rr.'?asur? is frarr'.-d with the view of reclaiming lands in the coun ties of Tunica, Coahoma, Quitman, 'DeSoto. Panola, Tallahatchie and Tate, .in what is known as the Yazoo basin. TT."e drainage con.imission will be composed of two commissioners from each of the counties of Tunica, Coahoma, Quitman and Tallahatchie, j and from each of the counties of DeSoto, Tate and Panola. In some respects the method of organization and manner of conducting the work is s-imilar to the levee beard organi zations now in existence. The com missioners shrn.ll hold office for a period of four years each, elect a secretary and treasurer and such en gineers and other employes as may be necessary to carry out thr work in pro?.pecf. MARCH The bill rrop9s,-"K a regulation of j jias become too fashionable for re salaries of the heads oi the various j vjvai meetings 'and because the two state educational institutions, report" j women's clubs of the church are con ed in the house yesterday, will pre b- i cerred f'olely with social matters. ably come up for .passant before the close of the week. WV.'hotrt st'epping to discuss the legal right of the le-gislature to es- tablish maximum and -minim urn fig- j jn ti,e toul-saving business, so I have tires governing tire salaries of tlic j resigned." President of the I. I. and C. the chan- Greathouse took charge of the cellor of the university and the pre?- j cnurch two years ago. He came from :Vler.t of -the A. and M. College, it is ! ? pa5torate in Louisvill'J, where he contended by the Cipp!or.? nts of the j Spent a y3r following his gradua bill that such a law would be an set j tion frcmi Georgetown College at olf bad faith, and in support of this contention fh.ev point out that Tro'. j A. A Kincanr-on declined !o accept j the chncellcTship of the university i at a salarv less than $1,000 per year, and that it was understood and agreed between him and the boarVl of trustees that he should be paid thatv figure; that Prof. H. L, Whit field, president of the Industrial In stitute and College," agreed to ac cent that rtositKm under a somewhat similar agreement. The educational leaders in the two houses, withovt exception, are op posing the salary limit bill and are organizing their forces for the fight. The defeat of the Bilbo constitu tional convention bill in th; senate, and a similar fat.- met by the con- sthutional amendment in the house, i means that the legislature is going to stab everything that looks like a proposition to revise or amend the orgr.nic law. The adjournment will show , not exceeding two. amend ttrents Htbmitted to the people fr ratification or rejection at the No vember "election.. ' MOTHER DREAMS;, , 5 CHILD IS KILLED w CctTt ' Ii!icJ, llh ' Teh. x o Envo- i nd Mrs.Ro'bertBoos-. mcharge ot the Salvation Army, post here, were held by the doronter today, accused of murdenngtheir two-week-old son, who was found -dead in their bed room this morning. There was a fearful ' gash in the child's neck. Both contend that die child was murdered by unknown per son?, wfro left t"n? door open and a bloody razor on a table. The wife tells of a dream dmring the night that she was attacked by a snake, which she killed with a : knife. The police have a-theory that; :c woman killed the child in a fit C I of pirerperal insanity Ttv; mother is i 18 years old. The couple came here recently from Monmouth, 111. ' WILL WITHDRAW FROM RACE FOR UNITED STATES SENATOR FROM KENTUCKY Frankfort, Ky., Feb. 19. There i, a persistent rumor afloat tonight tliat Beckham will withdraw from tha race' for United States senator from Kentucky. Up to a late hour, how evur, the rumor had not bean con firmed. For a long time there "nas bee a a deadftxk in the race, and while Ikckkam has been in the lead, his majority has not been large enough to carry the senatorial elec tion. His friends have been opportiming him- for some time past to withdraw from the race, for the sake erf har mony, and should he withdraw it will probably brtak the deadlock now ex isting in the Kentucky legislature. KING ALFONSO STILL IN QUICK Madrid. Feb. 19. There is no truth in the report current m Pans last niijht that King Alfonso had been ! assassinated. Xh rumor pcobajly j was an outgrowin osi inc uuiuu t.v- ; . , " .r .1 1 U ! p!csons at Baroelona yesterday, i which now appear to have been the i l work of anarchists. In addition to1 killing one woman I and dangerously wounding a child. I thie explosions caused much damage I I'o buildings. j The precise object of the outrages I has not yet been made clear, but it lis interesting to note that the fac- ticms of the. parliamentary party "re ':?n tly united in a request to the gov- crir.r.ert to restore the c'nstitutioni guarantees in Barcelona, declaring that normal conditions prevailed nun.. Kitng Alfonso :s at Seville today. TOO FASHIONABLE TO HOLD REVIVALS. Sc. Louis, Mo., Feb. 19. The Rtv. John W. Greathouse, Louis ville, has resigned the past'orate of the First Baptist church of Belle ville, 111., because 1m congregation "The Halcyon Club," he said, "has members not connected with the church, and some of whom are not believers, but infidels as well. I am Georgetown, Ky. RESTORE MOTTO . .' TO U. S. COIN. Washington, Feb. 19. President Roosevelt was overridden today by house cotnmittee on coinage, weights and measures, when by a unanimous ztc it was agreed to report favor ably the 'MtKinley (111.) bill requir ing t'he restoration- to gold and sil ver cokis of the national motto "In God We Trust." During the discussion Mr. Know land, of California,, being in a faceti ous mood, moved that the commit- t"e further recommend the placing "Pf all clearing 'house" cerificates the Biblical inscription "I Know That My Redeemer Livel'lr." Charles W. Morse, the financier and mkrnoter, arrived at New York J:n t're steamer Etnuria and was im mediately arrested by, the State au thcTtics on charges ot grand tarcem involving. $ico,ooo. He was arraign ed arid released on $20,000 baib, fur'- - .f , . j nished by a surety company, Mr'. Morse ?4ieclaTed ;iitr-Ti:iiinocen; Xt any. ctinue. 1 T . a 1 1 - . 1 1 i-n a - "" ' ' 1 . - . . . iii -i ii i I, i .i .,. 6 ROBBERY , NEW ORLEANS AT BROAD DAYLIGHT IN HEART OF CITY 15 0(10 IN tlllMANI,!! STM FN I V w w w w WIIIIIIWIIUW W I Ubkll Thieves Drive Up in Buggy, Break Plate Glass and Seize Trays of Diamonds and Drive Away Crowds Start in Pursuit. New Orleans, Feb. 19. One of t'he most darring robberies ever pcrpre-trated- in this city occurred in the heart of the business district today, when the M. Waldhern & Co., jew elry store, on the corner of Conti nental and Royal streets was filched of $r5,ooo in diamond rings. Two men drcve up in a buggy and while one held the hvrs-e the other ju'mped out and smashed the plate glass display window and re moved trays containing 112 diamond trfngs valued at $15,000. Climbing back in t;he buggy the men drove rapidly away. The robbery was com mitted in broad daylight when the streets were crowded with people, font the darring piece 'of work seeme1 to paralyze those who witnessed it. and they did not fully realize what was happening until the men drove off. Crowds started in pursuit of the ef, and the robbers have not yet been apprehended. In all the annals of crime in the history of the Crescent City, this takes first rank for being the inbst daring ever committed. FATAL STREET FIGHT JOSEPH MANN STABBED AT COLUMBUS IN FIST .. FIGHT. Columbus, Miss., Feb. 19. Joseph Mann was stabbed this afternoon by Eug'nc Foster in" front of one of the prominent hotels of the city and will probably- die. The men had a fist fight, and no one saw anything of a knife, but when Mann walked a sh'ort distance up the street, after friends "had separated them, he col lapsed, and two knife incisions in :the chest showing dangerous wounds were disclosed. Foster admits the deed, but re fuses to give any reason. The caus-; of the difference between the two men is unkn'own, and neither one will talk. Foster came from West Point, where his parents are living, and Mann has been a resident of Co lumbus for the past several years. PRELIMINARY HEARING IN BOOTH-WILDER KILLING Hatticsburg, Miss., Feb. 19. J. F. Wilder, the lumberman, who shot and killed W.- F. Booth in his office at Epps, Miss., last Saturdays' is be ing given a preliminary hearing: Several witnesses have been heard. Mr. Wilder will be the last witness. The funeral 01" Booth was held at Gulfport yesterday. The wife of the dead man has written from Dallas, Tex., to forward to her all the per sonal effects left by her husband. These do not amount tfo much, as Booth had spent all the money he had brought with him from Texas and had borrowed frcgn friends Uiere before going tk Epps to demand the $2,500 from Mr. Wilder. HANDLES DIRTY - MONEY ; DIES New York, Feb. 19. John McD. DARIN IN Hopkirk is desd as the result offflood having been checked by the handling poisoned money. Mr. Hop kirk was the manager of Mills hotel No. 2, and from the money which he handled he contracted malignant scarlatina. ' Mr. Hopkirk acted as cashier of the hotel, -in w!hiich cheap lodgings given to the poor, and in that ca- j parity handle hundreds of dirty. germ-laden bills coming irom tU shwws of the city. Thc physicians say there is no doubt .that the disease was d -mmum- i cated by means of these dirty bi!U Mr.' Hopkirk- was vell- known in charita'olc. work throughout tfn-c crly. ONLY ONE KILLED IN . PENNSYLVANIA CAVE II! ' Srrarrfckrn, a I?eb. All bvt on.? of the 28 men and boys who w;er55aialesteirday in the Mid Valley collier-Vererescued early this morning.t c Frank Qrloskie, a miner of MldrjVaUey, fell down a chute after t$e accident and,, was killed. ;;;-;-.'." When the rescuing party pene trated to the entombed cnen it was found that the rr?en had dug for a great distance through the fall of doal. There were but few persons at the entrance to the drift when the rescued 'men reached the surface. The men quickly made their way to their fromes, showing no bad ef fects of their .experience. I TH FOR PR PROHIBITIONISTS . WILL ASK GEORGIA'S'' GOVERNOR TO . MAKE RACE. 'I New York, leb. 19. The leaders cif the prohibiti'on party will ask Hoke Smith, Georgia's prohibition governor, tof b? their candidate, for President of the United States. Gov. Smith is one fcf the strongest advocates for national prohibition in the- Souths, besides being an able man, but whether he will allow him self to become a national party can didate has nW yet been learned. CHILDREN OF ALL NATIONS TO EXCHANGE LETTERS. Stamford, Conn., Feb. 19. A new movement in -the crusade for univer sal peace was made here today when 1 American Patriotic league, an nounced a plan to establish corre spondence between dhtldrcn of the public schools Cf the United States and children of the public schools in other countries with the 'object of producing a better acquaintance be tween the people of the earth. It is proposed to begin with correspond ence between school children at this city and pupils tof the normal -college of Tokio, Japan.. ' TO PROBE CHARGES AGAINST WARSHIPS , , t. . . . Waslhingon, Feb. 19. Charges' th&t there have been serious defects in the) constructJom' of battleships will be considered ats a special meeting of the senate hromnrittee 011 naval af fairs on Feb. 25. New Mexico For Taft. Albuquerque, N. M., Feb. 19. The Nte'w Mexican 'territorial committee j in session yesterday adopted a strtaig resolution indorsing the can didacy of William II. Tatft for . the republican presidential nomination. SOOTH'S CONDITION THE BEST OF ANY SECTION DESPITE RECENT FINAN .. CIAL PANIC Washington, Feb. 18. In a speech in the house of representatives today Representative Claytoft, of Alabama, reminded the republicans that in spite of the recent financial panic the south has and is holding for good prices from British spinners, 3,000, 000 bales of cotton. , The south, he said, had suffered less from fine financial stringency than any section o'f the country. The republicans tried tfo tangle him regarding the price of cotton during what they termed "democratic parn bs," under President Cleveland, when Clayton retorted that cotton was lower under McKinley's tariff than ever. " . The Ohiio is falling at Pittsburg at the rate of two feet an hour, the intence cold. Jt is estimated that the property loss w'ill reach $2,500,000. Thirty- thousand men Who 'had recenllv returned to work were ren dered idle by mills being flooded. At points beow Pittsburg the river, don-. Amies to rise rap'.dly. The biggest lower river, which is being rapidly swollen by Kentucky streams. -L Tlie steamor Crispin. fr:in I'ra j Brazl, ; in quarantine eff Galveston i with two cases ot yellow fever on Uoard. , The sick .men arc officers. i Fivc.members ct the crew w?rc ".il rwith :ie fever during, the voyage, ? but recovered... The vessel , will not ifce allowed p dk -until .all dAngr si OHS SOUTHERN WQR VICE PRESIDENT ON THE REPUBLICAN PARTY TICKET QUIET MOVEMENT STARTED By Leaders cf the Party in Order To Propitiate the South Man Wanted Who Will Harmonize Wright, of Memphis, Mentioned. Clucago, III., Feb. 19. A new movement has been started by the republican leaders to propitiate the South, and they will seek a Southern man for vice president. They are looking for a man who will harmon ize, or in other words, be acceptable to both North and South The Chicago Evening Post, in .1 fading editorial today calls for a Southern man on the republican ticket, saying, "let us all be brothers in. blotod and destiny." The sugges tion is well received in Washington by the majority of thie republican members of 'congress, and it is be lieved that the plan will be received with approbation in all parts of tne country. The New York Evening Post will suggest the' naimt oif Gen. Luke E Wright, of Memphis, Tenn., as the right , man. The Post calls attention to the distinguisheid services of the Memphian in the Philippines and as ambassador to Japan. Gen. Wrght's name on 'the republican ticket for vice president is very satisfactory fa all Southern republicans. It is not known whether Mr. Weight will consent to. ibefcom-e a candidate or not. HARRY K. THAW IS NOT DIS PLEASED WITH HIS WIFE'S ACTIONS. New York, Feb! 19. When an in quiry was sent to Harry K. Thaw, who is at fhe Mattewan asylum awaiting proceedings to release him, he' denied that he had instituted or intended to institute divorce pro ceedings against his wife, Evelyn Thaw, because she was seen in one of the principal cafes of the city Tuesday night with E. R. Thomas withomt a chaperone. He still has the greatest faith in his wife, and while he did not explain the cause of Evelyn's appearance with Thomas, it is believed that sh was on some mission in his behalf which will be fully explained in good time. TORPEDO FLOTILLA ON MYSTERIOUS MISSION New York, Feb. 19. The third flotilla of torpedo b'oats, compased of the Porter, Blakely, Long, Tin gey and Thornton, passed out to sea last night, ostensibly tAound to Key West, Fla., on a winter maneuvering trip. There is a report that the flot illa is really bound to the Philip pine islands, but this -could not be confirmed. INDIANA FLOOD MORE SERIOUS Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. ig.: The flood situation in "Souitherrt Indiana is more sieirious today. Swoolen rivers hav increased their depth during flue night and thousands of additional acres of lowlands are sub merged. At Evansville the Ohfoi river gauge showed 39 feet at noon.- Th; river is rising at about one inch an hour. Rain and snow fell during the night, followed today by a cold wind caus ing imiuich suffering among those camped in temporary quarters among the hills. - Green river rose twelve inches dur ing the night. At Terre Haute ihe Wabash rose four indbes. reaching 18 feet. At Hazeclton -White, river rase six in ches and is now 22 feet. . " ANTI-TAFT MEN GET G.O.P. EMBLEM NO DIVORCE FOR HIM I pany were very gcV-d and it was the ""iontgem'cry, Ala., Feb. 19. The unanimous verdict if all who attend Julius -Davidson wing 'of the repub- ej tjjC play , that "The Lion and the licsn party, in. this state, which is op- Mouse" was one of the bes afld pofed o the nomination tof Taft for strongest attractions that has visited President, today filed with the secre- j tary of state the emblem of the re publican party as required by law, and it was accepted by the; secre tary. This means hat the other wing erf the party can not file a re publican 'emblem, and that if they have candidates they will nft be put under any party emblem. This was a trbk of the Davidson wing that committee meeting first and authorizing the filing of the em bleiw. The Thompson wing may get out a mandamus against the secre tary of state, and the matter may go to fh-e courts. TO E THRIFT POSTAL SAVINGS BANK BILL INTRODUCED BY SENA TOR KNOX. Washington, Feb. 19. Senator Knox tfoday introduced a till in the senate providing for postal savings banks, deposits beginning wfth $i, which may be made by all persons ten y?etars of age and older, drawing 2 per cent, interest. The plan is favored by the postmaster general and is urgently recommended by him. This would afford a place for the people's rnjcmiey when they lose confidence in all banks, and will en courage thrift and dconomy. The bill provides that all money order officials may receive deposits. RIDGELY CONFERS WITH KANSAS CITY BANKERS Kansas City, Feb. ig. W. B. Ridgely, comptroller of the currency, arrived here? foday to go over with the stockholders of the failed Na tional Bank of Commierce their plans for reorganization of that in stitution. Tomorrow the stockhold ers of the Comimierce are to hold an election 1o choose; directors, who subsequently will elect a new presi dent. Mr. Ridgiely has been asked tta asswmie tfhte direction of the reor ganized bank. He has persistently said that he has no intention of leaving tlie office of the comptroller. FIND $40,000 BONDS STOLEN FROM BROKER Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 19- It has become known here that through thairs in Cincinnati- of W." B. Brehner, of Minneapolis, on a charge of stealing a fur boa from Gladys Farr, a Minneapolis wotman, the Cin cinnati ptolicet located bonds and se curities valued at $4000 which were stolen from) the office of Daniel C. Hopkins, a Minneapolis real estate broker, Feb. 8. Slew Sweetheart, Insane. Roanoke, Va,, Feb. 19. The jnry in thie case of Frank , Cauthern, the young white man on trial at Chris tiansbiurg, for the murder of his for mer sweetheart, Mrs. Ada Jones, re turned a verdict yesterday of "not guilty of murder, but insane," after being but two hours. Judge Mof fef'oirdered Cauthern Pocked up in jail until he can bo committed to a state insance asylum. Cauthern said he slew Mrs. Jones because he loved her and sh-e married another. , The Lion and the Mouse Nearly every ctne has read the in teresting story "The Lio.11 'and the Mouse," and have enjoyed it from tfrve first to the last page, but the best and greatest enjoyment is to see it staged. Our thearegloers had this pleasure last night at the Grand vheT Miss Shotwell, as Shirley Rossmore, supported by one of the strongest companies that, has ever appeared at the Grand, presented it. The. Grand was crowded above a,nd below and the frequent and pro- longed applause must have been very j gratifying to tfhe members of the company. it goes wumut saying that the audience was immensely pleased with the impersonation of the the different characters m this story of such deep heart interest. Miss Shotwell is an. actress of great talent and m her emotional parts displayed wcnderful power. Mr. Robert S. Faber, as Jefferson Ryder, lover of Shirley Rossmore, is a capable artist in his part and received a god share of the applause frciirs tfce ai.:dieice. Mr. Oliver Dtoud Byron, as John Burkett Ryder, "the Octupus, has a part that calls for strong and vigorous action, and he is fully ujj to the minute in every re- 1 auirement. " The balance fcf the com- tfcis' city this season. NDUG BLIZZARD SWEEPS THROUGH NORTH MERCURY TAKES TUMBLE HEAVY SNOWS MANY ACCIDENTS REPORTED Twelve Inches of Snow At Milwau keeElectric and Steam Railroads Tied Up Trains are Delayed Many Hours by Severe Storm. Chicago, Feb. 19. The blizzard which began here yesterday, and nearly paralyzed all transportation ir Chilcago and suburbs, wag still in progress today, although the greater fury of the storm had passed. . A light snow fell during the ariy part of the day and was piled into cteep drifts by a strong wind. Traffic on all srfae and elevated streef car lines-, as well as cm steam roads was greatly delayed 5n spit of the varioug lines. Trains frtom ths West arrived today, all th way fim one to eight hours late. There were acddem to pedf trians and one unidentified man wii struck by a freight train on the Chi cago & Northwestern railroad during th storm and wa killed. Two men were found by the police almiost ooanpletely buried in th snow. AiTt abandoned; automobile wi found in ,. a snowdrift early today nil Stewart avemir and Sfxty-pixth stnett. The lieens tag and head lamps were missing and mothtiifr was found by -nreans of which the identity of the owner could be learned. Suburban lines were prartically tied up last night and downtown hotels were filled witn residents of outlying districts wlio found them selves unable tfo. reach thrir h-mc. A tragic occurrence in connection with the' storm was- the wrecking ii harbor at Waukcgan of the fishing boat Anspach, in which two men lo-t their lives and six others narrowly escaped deathi Caught in the storm ion .Lake Mich igan, the vessel" battled with" the t le imients until it regained the harbor, at 6 o'clock in the evening, onlv to be blown against a wall and ' cru-hed. Capt. Oliver Rubier, with five men composing the rn-nv, were thrown upon " an ice pack. Four '-f thr men succeeded in clinging to the i.re and were reached. Two were- drowned. Service on the v'ectric line nmniru between Elgin and Ci;icago w.i al most at a staidtill, only two of fhe main trains, reaching thr Fifth aw nue station since midnight. The violence of the blizzard had somewhat abartsfd by noon today, but the transportation in the Miburb-; will not be restored to n'ormal condtioins for several days. The hfght win'l (continued thrmigh the greater part of t'hc day, drifting tlie snow badly. Michigan Snow Swept, Detroit, Mien., Feb. n Th ,Vr zard which swrpt down nvA-n thr lower portion of Michigan from th. West yesterday still prevails -with! great severity, and already tlie snow fall ranges frortv ight inrhes in De troit to eighteen inches in the south western ecti6n of the state. Accompanied b- a wind of twenty to thirty miles an hour, the ?nnw ig drifting and roads are badly b!", aded. Trains are late ery-where. Foot Deep At Milwaukee. Milwaukee, Wis., Feb. 19. Thi blizzard which started in this, section yesterday ciontinued with but slightly abated fierceness today. About a foot of snow has fallen in Milwaukee and vicinity. The electric line to Racine is tied up on account of huge drifts. Tra:rn on the steam roads are considerably delayed. 22 Above At St. Louis. St. Louis, Feb. 19. The tempera ture -dropped down to 22 degree above zero today and a stinging snowstorm prevails, being driven by a hard northwest wind. Bar:n Kogoro Takahira, the nesc Japanese Ambassador to Wahint'ou said that the Japs knew nothing ot, a break in the cordial relations 'th .the United States and scouted the idea cf war, saying it would be "he most inhumou event in the 'world's history and was jioo belli -h to fc thought of.