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The Daily Times Established 1907. VOL.1. NO 143. GREENVILLE. MISS.. SUNDAY, MARCH, 1, 190S. PRICE FIVE ?ENT The Weekly Times Established 1835. BUCK BftYOU ' '. OiLL PftSSED i INTRODUCED BY BODDIE AF- FECT3 VASHINGTON CO. ADJOURN TO HEAR BRYAN Adjourn to hear Bryan Both Branches Adjourn in the Morn ing and the Afternoon Session Was Devoid of any Features Local Legislation Morning Times Special. Jackson, Miss., Feb. 29. No ses sion, of the legislature was held in "the morning, both branches adjourn ing f hear the address of Wm. J. Bryan at the Century Theater. In the afternoon sessions local legisla tion was considered in the house, and in ti-'e seue.te 1:0 important bills vcire considered. 'The: house .i up the general ap propriation bill when the adjourn -mtent t- -.ok place. The house passtd the P.'eddie bill making the Black Bayou drab age district of Washing ton county. The bill will in all prob ability be passed in the senate next week. Prof. W. S. BUdcn, section direc tor of the Mississippi department- of file weather bureau, is, endeavoring to perfect an arrangonvent with tht Cumberland Telegraph- and "h H phone Company, whereby -e da:!y 'weather forecast will be furnished to the patrons for that system on ap plication at a-vy of the local ex ehahges. Prof. Eelden's plan is to have the (forecast placed in front of each operator at the central exchange to be read to all persons making inquiry. The forecast will, be either tele graphed to the exchange at govern me-rvt expense, or lnrn shed direct m printed form by the local observer. The Cumberland officials have not taken very kindly to the offer, but it is 'Hoped that they wiil consider the matter favorably, as it is be lieved that it wouid not (only be a great convenience to the public, bm also serve to popularize the Cum berland in Mississippi, and popular ity is one asset on which the corpora ti-on is not particularly strong. 'Lrv-flv i''i.'.' mg the suggestion ml one of Gov. Xo.l's special message Senator McDonald has introduced 0 bill carrying an appropriation of $7. 500 to be itsed in purchasing a silver 1 service for ihc battleship Mississij; i pi. During Gov. Vardaman's adminis tratkm $.500 was raised by popular subscription to purchase the silver service for !'!:f? big hgbtm.g nnchine named in honor o.f the common monwealth. Tlrs sum was not ade quate for the paifpose, silver services purchased by other states being in tvery instance $io,coo- or more in value, and Senator McDonald be lieves that: the Mississippi should be as well equipped in this respect as any other battleship in the navy. A joint solution has been adopted by the legislature asking the secre tary of the navy to seivd the Missis sippi to the gulf coast to accept the silver service when it --is -presented, and the ceremon3 will probably take place at the port of Pasagoula, the .harbor at that place being deeji enough fr the battleship to enter with safety. The defiat eff the elective, judiciary amendment in. the senate yesterday sounds the death1 krtell of that meas ure, insofar as this session of the legislature is concerned. A motion to reconsider was entered, but the vote " was so decisive and the mem bers have tirfcir minds so thoroughly made tip on the matter, that recon sideration is wholly improbable, A: elective judiciary propbsijo'i became 1. complicated with '" the Quin bill : proposing . the . nomination- of judges at 'primary elections, factfon--Jklisin entered tire fights, jd ilnwe two elements "rxrm bitted raHcrorn piish -rbr defeat. -' : An asnoridincnt , to the constitution is pending in the htafctsei with a favor able committee ffeport attached, pro posing that the supreme bench be j increased from-three to five members.' ' The fact of this measure is much in j '.-bt, owing to the continuance of! the opposition toi 'irh'ring with the constitution, and the lawmakers may adjourn witioout submitting any im portant amendments to be voted up on by the people at the November election. 2 The house appropriations commit tee has trimmed $36,000 from-, the Mississippi A. & M. college appro priation bill, $35.cco of the reduction being from the estin nted cost of the new chapel, and leaving $&5.oco to be used in the erection of that struc ture. The senate" trimmed this bill to the tune of about $40,000, making a t:otal reduction from the budget as sub mitted by the board of trusetts ot about $76,000. The University of Mississippi has fared somewhat better in its gauntlet through the .committees, but it is. claimed by the friends of that insti tution that its needs are more im perative than ti.'ose of the A. & M. dilloge, although! t'.icfriends of the two institutions are not, in any sorkse, opposing each cither. It is expected that Grv. Noel' spe cial (measure urging speedy action on pending appropriation bills will have a salutary effect. However, it will be impossible to get all of these bills ; ff the calendar before the lat ter part of next week, owing to the legislative trip to the Natchez Mardi Gras festivities. EST OF THE OF MISSISSIPPI RIVER IS NOW BETWEEN CAIRO AND MEMPHIS Morning -Times Special. Memphis. Ter.-rce, Feb. 29. The crest of . the rise in the Mississippi river is now bet: ween Luxora and New Madrid, between Cairo and Memphis, and will pass New Madrid within the next 24 hours. The rivci will rise at Helena, Ark., for four tor five days and at that ptoir.t will prob ably rcacn 445 feet. Th-e Arkansas river was falling "at Fort Smith and rising at Little Rock. The Cumber 'and river is falling, but the Tennes see river is slowly rising. The upper Mississippi is frozen over at: St. Pa d and Dubuque, an-d is rising at Davenport and ,St. Louis. The Missouri river is frozen over at Omaha and is rising at Kansas City. Pythian Jubilee McKinley lodge, Knights of Pyth ias, held a most enthusiastic meet ing at itheir castle hall on Friday evening. The rank of Knight was conferred upvon Mr. A. W. Henry, the work being perf'cirmcd by the newlv organized degree team, in a most creditable manner, and afford ed much entertainment for the mem bers present. McKinley lodge is flourishing, and is fast becoming onej of the foremost lodges of that order in the s'tate. New menVbers are be ing instituted info the "mysteries of Knighth'T-od at every meeting, and the enthusiasm and interest taken by the brothers of this fraoernal organ ization hri working for the upbuild ing of their lodge is most commend able. ... ' " 1 Arrangements are being made far a grand Pythian jubilee to be held Jrt this city in July on the fourth an niversary of the institution of the lodge: All the Pythian lodges of The Dslta will be invited to attend. Speakcrs of note will be sccrced to entertain "the Knights with spdeches oi fraternalisns and good of the order. The. grand lodg; officers vwill also be present, and it is being plan ned to have .schlool . of 'instruction and the. exemplincattn of the secret' ... ' ' work,. One or more ranks will be RISE conffri-ed by the worlcnK team. whichiHi will lecture at Shaws at 9:30 this by-that? time -"win be in the, prime of morning. . Had this-fact been known comthma. The ounittees which j in tirr e. no dotth- a special 'train from Jwrve.fae martter in cisarjr e,..33d -errry j Green v. He -wtmld h-ave taken 3 pa.rty . . . . 4 1 . U , f 1 i. iL.t a -- Knight -are putting ; forth - cyerx, ef fort to mike this meeting one of ;the greatest and grandest? fraternal eth erinjfs ever held in the stite. ; BRYAN AT THE STATE'S L IS GIVEN VERY CORDIAL RECEPTION SPEAKS'ON SIGNS OF TIME To a Packed Jammed House At The p.rjary Theatre Lauds Mlssiss ippi Said Miss. Had Conferred Greatest Honor. Upon Him. Morning Times Specie.!. Jackson, Miss., Feb. 29. Arr!v :nZ at 5:30 o'clock this morning, Mr. Wm. Jennings Bryan was met at the station and esdortcd to the gover nor's mansion where he 'had break fast and remained until 10:00 o'clock. At this hour th-e was met by the en tire membei-ship of the Mississippi legislature and citizens and conduct ed to the- Century theatre where he spoke for two hoprs on ''The Signs of T'. 1; Times." Mr. Bryan was intrcdnced to the vas-;i audience by Gov. Noel, who, in the course cf his introductory re marks said that Mississipi stood first in many things, as removing imprisonment for debt, the adoption of the -elcctivae judiciary, equal rights tor married wornrSn, equal education f'or both sections, and he hoped to see her as one of thte first to assist in the elevation of this distinguish ed cr'an to the presidency. Gaining the ro?."n:m, Mr. Bryan was accorded tremenduous applause on the par . of J1?. ytst assemblage. and it was seme minutes before quiet could be maintained and allow him to speak. He said that he war. glad to 'once more visit Mississippi, that no otcc could accuse him of any sebYish mO'ive in coming, unless "t were selfish to enjoy . one's old friends. He said that it was net necessary for him to come to Misr. for degelates, since no or.fe could ever think of this state as anything but democratic. He said he had the distinction when he was canditate for president in 1896, of carrying every precinct in the state, an honor no other state in the Union had ever conferred upon him. and that since! his visit here thirteen years ago he had come to love thepeople of Miss issippi more and more. Mr. Bryan then spoke on the future political history. He- said that two of the signs were the de velopment of the nation- and the growth of free institutions. He said that he was not seeking the demote cratic nomination, but that if he were selected as the standard bear er ;oif the party, he would f become what the people wanted him to" be, but that: if he was nominated he would conduct his fht for demo cratic principles. TEX. RANGER KILLED t SLAYER OF "BILLY THE KID" SHOT BY SON OF OLD SETTLER Sante Fe, N. M., Feb. 29. Patrick F. Gatfrett, who gained farme as slay er of tie nafrrryras "Billy the Kid," was shot and killed today by -Wayne Brazil!, he son of ar old settler. Garrett was at one time sheriff of CAPITfl Dona' Anna county, was captiin otjthe sami identical spot where the the Texas Rangsrs and wa sa-per- sronal fried of President Roosevelt. : Bryan Passes Through City Wm. J. Bryan passed through Greenville . this; morning at 1:20 en route from Jackson, via Vicksburg, to Shaves, Miss., whtfe he .will be the 1 ' .-';.-'.. fgttest ot his sister, Mrs, R. W, Baird.i to that place, to trra ri his addtTss as it , great . many -expressed, themselves drt'thestreets -that Jhzy would Hkevo Vztt tin' again." . WILL BRING $5,000 i 0A1GE SHIT- FOR ALLEGED SEVERE CORPO RAL PUNISHMENT EX-CONVICT SUES W.B.SWAIN 1 Who Is a' County Convict- Contrac ts tor and Operates a Farm At Holly Knowe Suit Will Come Up At the Next Circuit Court Tony Nelson, 24 years old, who is now in New Orleans, has placed in the hands of' Thomas & Bass the papers in his suit for $5,000 damages against W. " B. Swain, of Holly Kwowe, for alleged- severe corporal punishment while on his . convict farm. "Nelson says that he was arrested at Leland for beating -his way on a Y. & M. V. train at.Lcland, and Was tried and fined at the Leland court. Being unable to pay his fin,e he was ent to Swain's farm.: to work it out. Parties in Leland, learning of the case, made up a parse to pay his fine, and telephoned Mr. Swain to let him go. Nelson alleges that he was 'W?ld -over another day after the order for his release and was given a vary severe beating by the over seer. For this he asks $5000 uam ages, and through, his attorneys will bring suit for the amount at the next term of the circuit court'-. Mr. Swain's side of the story could n'ot be learned yesterday. TLffl IfiTO FAMOUS BOB YOUNGER, AN OBJECT OF INTEREST, A GUEST IN THE CITY Bob Y'oungcr, the famous ex-outlaw and member of the Younger brothers gang cf desperadoes, is in the city, arriving on the Lucile Now- land Thursday evening. He is here foT the puTpose of looking up am old acquaintance, who he believes lives here or in the neichtyorhood. Bob Younger does not appear to be it he desperado at all. He is very quiet and unassuming, but answers all questions asked him concerning his past life. He has a very genial nature, is 6 feet in height, weighs 180 pounds and has -. sharp, . brown eyes, and is of the '.-'brunette type. Today he is 46 years old. He will remain here until next Tuesday, when he goes to Vicksburg. Mr. Younger has been engaged in the shknv busi ness since his pardon, and last year was manager for the LeBrune shows. He attracts a great deal of attention when his presence is known in the hotel lobby and on the streets. : . 1 LEVEES AT NORTH HELENA AND GREATEST ANXIETY IS FELT ' Morning Times Special. Helena, Ark., Feb. 29. Greatest anxiety is felt for North Helena. At leevees broke -last year ahey are now weakening, and all efforts at requir ing them has been so far unavailing. The predictions for rain, if fulfilled, will make the situation even worse. The levee authorities will exert heroic measures to - save the leves at this point alarge force otf workmen now s being en route to he scene. "' - a Large Crowd of Shoppers The. fcPea Vine" train brought in -a large' crowd of shoppers to the -city : . ... 1 1 '.. ... i yest'tw day naorning. and - the - streets and stores were crowded by tht m and others from other 8 parts of the EX-OU ARE WEA 1 netghbbtlopod. : FIRE DEPARTMENT ROUTESORAZVNEG! HIDES UNDER M. GOLDSTEIN'S RESIDENCE ..- I . " - BATTLES WITH GXPT. GHIPKAN Negro Was Crying and Moaning and Officer Thought It Was a Calf In . Distress Finally Landed In the Lockup About ,3radnight last night Mr. M. Goldstein, who lives on Washington avenue, heard irr.tsual noises under his house resernbling the bawling of a calf in distress. He ran 'out in the street to- get assistance and at the same time Officer Chipman happened to ride by. Capt. Chipman searched under the house and finally grabbed the tr-egroe's head and was more than a li: tie surprised. To call it a shock io his nerves comes nearer express ing his feelings. He turned him over on his face, and in doing so, aroused his ire to such a point that the negro commenced to do battle. Chipman thought it the better part of valor to re'ureai and plao another mode of at tack. The negro twrned over on his face again and started his crying and moaning. jr -.3t what to ci'o was a puzzler to the officer until he thought of the fire depart ir.er.t. To think was to act, and be lost no time in calling out Hlosc Company No. 2. After a few attempts had been, made to persuade the negro to come from-v.ndr- ihe house, but not complying, a rope was fastened to his' legs and he was drag ged Wilt. Officer Chipman then placed the manacles on him and brought hrm to the calabcruse, the negro crying all the way to the jail. .When." placed in his cell, Chipman barely closed the door when he hurled himself against it with vio lent force. The negro name is Will Nash, and is supposed to have escaped from some jail or keepers. About 11:30 o'clock he boarded a Washington "avenue street car and created a great deal of disturbance. Seen at the jail after his incarceration, he was still moaning and crying and would not talk. He is evidently a good candidate for. the insane asylum. Chicago Priest Gets Blackhand Letter Chicago, Feb. io.-The Rev. Pro kopska Neuzil, pastor of St. Procro pius Roman Catholic church, at West Eighteenth and All port streets, no tified the police today that hie bad re ceived a letter through the mails in which the writer demanded $1,000, threatening death if it was refused. The letter, which was written in the Slav language, was turned over to the police. . CHARGES BOARD OF TRADE APPOINTS COMMITTEE TO INVES TIGATE Morning Times Special. Little Rock, Ark., Feb. 29 The board of trade has appointed a ocm andttee comp'osed of well known, prominent merchants to investigate 1 the charges made by agents of the Farmers' Ufnon that the state nas been divided into districts where only pertain cotton buyers Operate and other buyers dare taot enter. The cotton buyers denounce" the .charges made by Union as false, and ask that the Union 'rwprove the charges for retract tihJenv TIMESV COTTON LETTERS Reported by the Srlverstein : Brok ' erage Company Liverpool came about as due, but spVt b.tsmess was rather small and there was nothing significant in the conoi action of the foreign market except there was ho sign of uneasiness. On this side "there was a quiet opening, hut sellers were not doing much. The bull crowd was bidding for near p'ositians and there was talk of a bullish report on ginning Monday. , Prices worked up a little, but out side suport was scarce and the new months did not feel the effect of the buying. Finals Were about at the top and net changes small. Spots were up some, but sales were nil. Reports from thie belt were that spots were dull, but generally steady. The weekly figures were a little ni'ore bearish than expec.ved. but still there was a relative decrease in visible and the spinners takings were fairly good. The . movement part of them was very bullish and the shortage ;n the insight compared with la-.-1 year is now nearly 2,000000 bales. There is a dificit visible compared with last year of nearly 750,000 bales, and while the spinners are not tak ing quite so much as they did last year there is a larger pr'. portion of American co:r.-pared to the whole than for several years. Prices have declined- moderately during ;he week, hut; at present levels there se-ms to be good sup port, aside -): the manipulative efforts of ihc bull. It lies in .the stability of ! e spt mark-t and re feisal of holders to turn loose. Trade reports have not gotten any wor: 0 dur-hsr the week. REPUBLICANS SAY 491 VOTES j NECESSARY TO MAKE j j CHOICE Morning Times Special. Chicago, Feb. 29. Republicans here figuTe that ::hcre are- a total of 580 delegates to be present at t In coming national convention to be held in this city. Of tin's number cj are necessary !to make a c'noice. The votes instructed .so far number T02. Of these Taft has 72 and For iaker 26, and the balance is scattered. Sic.ooo BLAZE OCCURS AT CLARKSDALE! Clarksdale, Miss., Feb. 29. A very j serious Conflagration broke out about ! 1 o'clock this morning in the rc.-.i-j dence of a Mr. Sherrll, on Coahoma avenue, in the Edgefield addition of! Clarksdale. A strong southeast wind was blow ing amd the flair.!-; spread so rapid ly that the fire deparement was in able to check it. There was four residences in the block, and all were burned with the exception of the residence of Mrs. F. A. Beaumont. The loss will prob ably reach $10,000 or $12,000. The origin of the fire is unknown. Returns From" Jackson Mr. S. F. . Witherspoon, conductor on the Y. & M. V. railroad, and mem ber of the legislative committee of the O. R. C. division, No. 231, of Vicksburg, returned fftm Jackstm Friday night, where he appealed be fore the legislative committee with omher O. R. C. memibers, working in behalf of the trainmen against the proposed reduction of passenger rates, believing it would work a hard ship on the railroad employes. Mr. Witherspoon rep'orts that the railroad employes' committee put in some hard work and that he did no? believe" the proposed reduction of rates would become a law. The O. R, C committee was composed of mremfoers from Columbus, McCorreb, Canton, Gulfport and .Vicksburg. Purchases Drug Store The E. D. Davis Drug Company yesiCorday' purchased the stock - of ditigs belonging' to Dr. Miller, known as the City Drug Store. It is not known what disposition will be made of the stock by the Davis Drug" Comr pany, but it . is supposed that they will conduct the sltore as a brattich ol its own. , TIT FOR TAT GURRENCY OILL SENATE WILL KILL THE FOW LER BILL AND HOUSE TO KILL ALDOIGil BILL Jchn Sharp Williams' hTease-re Fails To Arour Enthusiasm Agricul . rural Bill Will s Report: d At an Er i Date Morning Times Spechl. Washiioton. l-b. -Tlie demo, crats -will, in all proh oiiiiy, nrt onite on aity curr.T.cy bill. J.hn Sharp Willia-.-SiS' inea.-i'.n- amondiii-.j tb.c Aldrich bill, has n..t arou.-vd a.-.y cirihv.sirn:- whatever, acd li; prin-cL-al- efforts will be to tic; eat :V.e. Auirich bill in whatever ft.r.u it is presented. Tfic h-uis-. , w.t!. (he si -p-port of the (h:rocrats t. ihf! V "v-lcr ill. but ti c se:rite wiil play tit for t;,... and wlb kill it in th.r.t chamber. The agricultural bill, which w ill be reported by V. comtnittee at ah rr.ly date in tin house, provides for -cnin up g,rade. for cott;-n c!:isi ilcatiou. ii:-:perts will fix four grades above miudb'o;r. a.'d four be low ntidttling. and iluse grades wi'l 'e declared to be official standard. 'rl'e 1 -ill als' carries ar. a or pri.i- - on for ?.ic.coo for combating the boll v ll. CALEB POWERS FOR CO. I.oi-viile, Kv.. lc-b. 20 - Powers :s a candidate lor a con g re !on:ii !:',rviiuati:'.n. He desire- t has , written a letter to his friends in the rt publican party ivrging tin liie nomination be made by coiuer tion, and some tir.ve in September. The letter says in part: '"It is practically c-rtain tint I will he a free :r.an by being pardoned on,:, by being act :i!ted or by get ting out on bond, by the time the next congress convenes; and, there fore, -irr a sitrathn to represent f-h e Kleventh district in concfess should it be the will of the peoph- of that district that I be so honored. "If someone charged vitb mnr der in some distant state, who. after having lain in jail for eight yean and 'never legally -convicted fhouM be given the n-ominati' 'ii for congress by "bis home pc-fple (the we s vbo know h'm best), yon and 1 wr.nl d at once sav, 'He is not guilty, cl: he would THit be so bom. red by his 'rtome people.' "My nomination will cr.nvir.ee the world o-f 'my entire innocence of the outrages I have suffered; of the wrongs T .have endured. "I hope, therefore, that my enr- didacy, when I announce b wiil meet wi'h your entire approval and support." Spinners' Takings This week 281.000 bales, last year, 3T8.C00, year before, 3$n,ooo. Total since September J, this year, 7.016. 000. last year 7,730,ooo, year before 6,802 OOO. Visibly Supply Week decrease 65,493. Last year, December. 8i.3i; "ar before, De cember, 176,856. Total visfble is 4, 703,544; last week, 4.733-04"; last year. 5,504.468; year before last, 5.146,128. American, 3,506.078; last werk, 3, 603,171; last year, 4.238.668; year be fore last,. 3,006,1 123. Weather Forecast Mississippi Fair and colder. Tennessee Rain or snow. Alabama Rain. Arkansas SWowers. 'Louisiana Ooudy. Georgia-4-Rain. East Texas Fair ' Florida Ram. OMa(bioma Fair.