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VOL. XV.—NEW SERIES.
PORT GIBSON, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 6, 1890.
FULTON M. McRAE,
-WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEAI.Ett IS
Forcip ami Domestic Drugs,
Mixed Paints, from Pints to Gallons,
White Lead. Boiled and Raw Linseed Oil, Neatfoot Oil, Tur yentine and all kinds
of Lubricating Oil«. Window Glass all sizes cut to order.
20 BARRELS PUTTY. 50 BARRELS LAMP BLACK.
1'. S, Dpii^int,
FORT UIB80N« MISS.
OppositeS Bernhelmer Sc Sons. Next Door to Evans Bros.
-Keeps on hand a Fresh Supply of——
lings, Filial Medicines, Mel - Article;
STATIONERY, GARDEN SEEDS, ETC.
The Best Erands of Cigars and Tobacco Always on Hand,
CHAS. D. WHARTON,
1 ,s£7 * s
Staple and Fancy Groceries
AND GENERAL MERCHANDISE,
.liront for (lie Celebrated tf. L. DOUGHS SHOE.
REDUS & SOWERBY,
(Successors to HASTINGS' DRUG STORE.)
PORT GIBSON, MISS.
At th# Old Stand in the Person Building.
Fare Drags, Medicines, Paint Memes
Oils, Faints, Window Glass, Books and Stationery,
TOILET AND FANCY ARTICLBS
Physicians' Prescriptions Carefully Compounded.
A SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
MISS KITE WHARTON, Principal.
MISS LOVELL and MISS THOMAS,
11151 llim'lllll.V, VIn«le Teacher.
MRS. H. L HASTINGS. Home Department.
In addition to regular branch es of Eng
lish, instruction is given in Latin, Ger
man and French. Superior advantages
in Music, vocal and instrumental.
Fires furnished in lierlrooms without
For catalogue, addreas the Principal
at Port Gibson, Miss., during the sum
N. B.—Small boys are admitted in the
DR. R. G. WHARTON
Offers his professional services to the
people of Port Gibson and vicinity.
Office next door to his residence.
DR. L. A. SMITH,
I PORT GIBSON, : : MISSISSIPPI.
Offer« his professional services to the
public. Office over Ooepel's.
H. WASSEM, Proprietor.
PORT GIBSON, : ; MISSISSIPPI.
Hair Cutting and Shaving don© wit'i
neatness qnd dispatch.
Hi, Ctp ui Mini.
Pumps and Tinware of all Kinds Constantly
STOVEPIPE, UN-WORK, BIT.
MADE TO ORDER.
GUTTERING AND ROOFING DONE AT SHORT
I also Make and Repair Evaporators
used in Sugar Boiling.
Special attention paid to work in th«
country. - »
The Public Patronage Solicited
• POUT GIBSON, MISS.
EVON M. BARBER,
Attorney fit Law.
PORT GIBSON, MISS.
Will practice in the court« of Clai
borne and adjoining counties; also in the
Supreme and Federal Courts at Jackson.
Special attention to collection of claim».
Office up stairs over Western's barker
C. A. F BENCH.
Z. H. STILES.
STILES & FRENCH,
Attorneyw « t Lnw,
Office in the Person Building opposite
It is expected that the Anti-Slavery
Conference at Brussels will finish its
labors by the 15th.
The famous Louis-Quinze clock, lie
longing to Earl Fitzwilliams, has been
purchased by Baron Rothschild for
Six children were killed by the fall
ing of a swing at a kindergarten in the
village of Reimskindorf, Germany, on
The monument to General Robert E.
Lee, erected by the ladies of the South,
was unvatled at Richmond, Va., with
imposing ceremonies on the 29th.
Willie Day ran three miles in 14
minutes and 39 seconds at the New Jer
sey Athletic Club grounds, on the 30th,
beating his own (and tho world's) boat
record of 15:08. —
Every State and overy Territory and
many foreign countries contributed to
the Garfield memorial fund, in sums
ranging from $90,000 for Ohio to $4 for
Two hotels and nine lodging houses
in Seattle, Wash., were destroyed early
on the morning of the 29th. The in
mates escaped with their lives but with
out their wardrobes.
L. Ft Watson (Rep.) has been renomi
nated for Congres^ from the Twenty
eighth Pennsylvania district Nomi
nation on the Republican ticket in that
district is regarded as equivalent to an
The fire which broke out on the
White Star Line freight steamer Runio
at Liverpool, on the 28tb, consumed
2.000 bags of sulphur, many drums of
caustic and several bales of jute, which
formed a part of tho vosscl's cargo.
■M m 1 " —
Among the passengers who arrived at
New York City,on the 30th by the steatn
sr Nortuanniu was Booth Tucker, a son
in-law of General Booth, the world
leader of the Salvation Army, lie
will remain in America about three
The sudden breaking of a wheel of a
hand-car on which seven men were re
turning to supper at Monico Junction,
Win., on the 30th. rosulted in the death
of one and fatal injuries to another. The
leg of a third was broken and a foot
The proclamation of Governor Thay
*r of Nebraska rescinding his call for
a special session of the Legislature, was
made public on the 1st The Governor
doubts the constitutionality of laws
which might have been passed by the
On the 28th J. C. Tarbell, of Pitts
burgh, Pa., entered suit against the
Pennsylvania Railroad Company for
$ 50,000 damages for the death of his
wifo and two children, who were lösten
the day express the morning of the
Johnstown flood. _
Mas. Pktkii Lovrtsen and her three
children, living at New Haven, Conn.,
badly burned, on the 81st, by a
fire in their apartments caused by the
explosion of a lamp. Firomen rescued
the children before they were fatally
burned, but it is feared that the mother
. . .
The National convention of colored
in session in Washington, on the
4th perfected a permanent orgauizsji©»
by tho election of Rev. J. C. Price,
North Carolina, as president, and W. C.
Chase, of Washington, secretary. Allst
of honorary vice-presidents, ono from
each State represented in tho conven
tion, was also selected.
DIFFERENCE» in regard to passenger
rates in tho Northwest were adjusted on
tho 28th, and an agreement was signed
by all the roads to restore passenger
rates to the same figures as on Decem
ber 31. The agreement goes into effect
th« 10th, and will continue for sixty
lays. No road can withdraw except on
thirty days' notice.
Richmond, Va., was crowded on tho
29th with visitors who assembled to
witness the unvailing of theLoe statue.
Confederate cmblems,drapod in graceful
harmony with the National colors, fes
tooned the fronts of honses and adorned
the corridors of the hotels. State colors
were swung like banners across the
principal streets. _ t
The dead body of Major A. N. Kim
ball, * native of New Hampshire, but
for forty years a prominent newspaper
man of New York, and receiver of pub
lic moneys under President Garfield,
was found by the roadside, on the morn
ing of the 27th, at Jackson, Miss. He
had been attacked while on his way to
his residence, just outside the oity
limits, after midnight and beaten to
death with a club.
A model for tho World's 'Fair build
ing was forwarded from Jacksonville,
Fla., to Chicago on the 27th. It con
templates a structure in the shape of a
pyramid 1,200 feet at the base and 1,200
ffeet high tobe arranged in sixty stories,
each twenty feet high, or in forty stories
each thirty feet high, the material to be
entirely of steel, glass and iron. Two
electrio railways are to wind about the
building on the outside from top to bot
The American colony In London en
talned Mr. tttanley at a banquet on the
90th, at which were present $50 guests,
including members of Parliament, mem
bers of the American Legation and Con
sulat«, military officers and the leading
members of Stanley's expedition. Mr.
John C. New, United Sûtes Consul
General, presided and proposed a toast
to the Queen. Sir Charles Tupper,
Canadian High Commissioner, toasted
President Harrison, and in tho course
of bis remarks indorsed the opinion of
Sir Charles Dilke that tho people of
England and America were essentially
The jury in the case of P. J. Classen,
■ trial in the United States Circuit
Court for New York City, for appro
priating funds of the Sixth National
Bank of New York, whilo Its president,
after six hours' deliberation returned a
verdict of guilty. Sentence was d
^lerred pending a motion for a new trial«
THE NEWS IH BBIEF.
In the Sennte, on the 27th, after routine
oueinras, a bill pseeed some week* ago to
pay 110,000 to Margaret Kennedy for aup
pliea taken for the n*a of the army, was re
considered and Indefinitely postponed. The
Senate resumed consideration of the bill
subjecting Imported liquors to the provis
ions of the laws of the several States, the
discussion occupying the remainder of the
day's session Without results.In the
House the conference report on the Customs
Administrative bill win wdopied, and the
House went Into committee of the whole on
the River and Harbor Appropriation bill,
with which the remainder of tho session
In the Senate, on the 28th, the Senate bill
subjecting Imported liquors to the laws of
the several States was taken up, and its
constitutionality was argued pro and con,
Messrs. Faulkner, I'ugh, Call, Piorce and
Itlatr advocating the bill, and Messrs. Mor
gan and Turpie speaking against it. A con
ference report on the bill for a public build
ing at Cedar Rapids, In., was presented
and agreed to|
credentials of Mr. Vaux, auccessor of
Randall as Represent
ative from the Third Pennsylvania district,
were presented and Mr. Vaux qualified.
Itlils were passed appropriating flK.OOJ for
the establishment of a National Military
park at the battle-field of Cblckatnauga;
donating Lake Contrary to the city of 8t
Joseph. Mo.; amending the act for an ap
praiser'* warehouse In Now York City. A
conference was ordered on the Naval Ap
proprlatlon bill, and then the House went
Into committee of tho whole on the River
end Harbor bill.
In the Senate, on the 19th, Senate bill sub
jecting Imported liquors to the provisions
of the laws of the States was taken np and
diseussed at length, and the substitute of
fered by Mr. Urey was adopted. Several
amendments were offered by the opponents
of the measure and rejected and the bill
was then passed — In the House, In com
mittee of the whole on INiblic Building bill«,
a large number of bills carrying appropria
tions for public buildings were discussed
and laid aside favorably. The committee
then rose and the liouso proceeded to con
eider the bills reported from the committee
of the whole, but the question of no quo
rum being rnieod the House adjourned.
In the Home the
the late Mr.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
In all probability tho President and
his family will summer at Cape May
Point, N. J., either with the Postmaster
General. who has a cottage there, or in
a cottage that is being specially con
structed for his use.
Ox the '.'Nth Mark Stanfield, proprie
tor of the Victoria Hotel, of New S'ork
City, and well-known to the hotel men
all over tho country, died at the Vic
toria. lie had been ill for several
On the 27th the triennial mooting of
tho General Synod of tho Reformed
church in the United States convened
in the First Reformed Church at Leb
On the 29th the House committee on
agriculture reported to the House the
Agricultural bill, which carries an ap
propriation of M.109,400for the Agricult
ural Department proper, and the regu
lar yearly appropriation of $645,090 for
the State Agricultural Experiment sta
tions. The estimates submitted by the
department were $1,208,430 and the ap
propriation for the current fiscal year
ire $1,084.776. *
Major Paxitza, on trial at Sofia
charged with having conspired against
tho Bulgarian Government, spoke, on
the 29tb, in defense of his alleged fel
low-conspirators and himself. He had,
he said, given a life's devotion to Bul
garia. and death, or worse, ignominy,
would bo welcome to him were he guilty
of treason to her.
The various governments of Europe
conducting negotiations with a view
to common action for tho suppression of
Anarchy. Germany is taking the lead
ing part in the matter, and the only
hindrance to the complete success of
th# plan lg tho of Switzerland
the extradition of Anareh
Emperor William has forbidden the
Berlin magistracy to receive money for
the purpose of erecting a memorial of
the late Emperor Frederick. This or
der is given, the Emperor states, for the
■that he himself intends to de
fray the expenses of erecting the me
A large numberof persons, estimated
at between thirty and forty, mainly
and children, lost their lives at
Oakland, CaL, on the 30th, by the care
lessness of a bridge-keeper in permit
ting an engine and tender and one
crowded passenger car to plunge through
draw-bridge into the deep
waters of an estuary. »
At a meoting of the members of the
executive committee of the National
Republican committee in Washington,
the night of the 30th, B- C. Payne,
of Wisconsin, was chosen to fill the va
cancy caused by the death o( Colonel
Goodloe, of Kentucky, resolutions of
sympathy and regret for whose death
wore also passed.
Decoration Day was generally and
very elaborately celebrated throughout
the country, the certfmony of chief at
traction being the dedication of the
Garfield memorial at Lake View Ceme
tery, near Cleveland, O., which was at
tended by the President and many
The United Presbyterian assembly
the 30th, referred
at Buffalo, N. Y., on
the Wisconsin Bennett law to a coro
The Blair Educational bill
and the "Original Package" bill in Con
gress were indorsed. Princeton, Ind.,
was chosen as the next meeting place.
In the trial of Major Panltza and his
oo-eonspirators at Sofia the Bulgarian
Government repressed many proofs of
Russian complicity in the plots and
brought forward only such evidence as
to show the guilt of the
wa a necessary
Rev. Dr Tai.maoe delivered prayer
at the soldiers' monument in Greenwood
Cemetery, Brooklyn, on Decoration
Day. It is estimated that there were
80,000 visitors to the cemetery.
Five person* were killed by lightning
at Hamburg on the 30th.
One person was drowned, one mill
und two mill dpms were swept away
and the city was flooded by a cloud
burst at Arcadia, Wis., on the 30th
Tiik Senate finance committee began
th« consideration of the House Tariff
bill on the 29th, and made consider
ab ! e progress with the chemical ich ;d
ule, the first on the list.
Mb*. Fanny Jennings McPherson,
widow of Colonel John McPhorson, died
at Frederick, Md., on the night of the
30th, aged ninety-one year». Sho was
born on the night on which General
Washington died. During the admin
istration of President John Quincy
Adams Mrs. McPherson was one of the
belles of the White House.
A hurricane swept over Sofia, Bul
garia, on the 1st, completely leveling
iho buildings in the northern portion of
the city, and wrecking many structures
in other portions. Eleven soldiers were
killed and several othors injured, and a
great number of civilians were killed or
injured. The pecuniary damage to the
palace will reach $300,000.
Rkv. Sam Small, the noted Southern
evangelist, has been elected president
of the Methodist University in Ogden,
Utah, and will make that city his future
home. This necessitates severing
his connection with the Southern Meth
odist Conference and affiliating with
the Northern Methodists.
Thebe were 1,698 immigrants landed
at the barge office in New York, on the
1st—590 by steamer Rhaetia, from Ham
burg} 748 by the steamer City of Ches
ter, from Liverpool; 339 by the steamer
Umbria, from Liverpool; 21 by the
steamer Tower Hill, from London.
The grave at Kingston. Jamaica, of
Robert Munroe Harrison, brother of Wil
liam Henry Harrison, ninth President
of the United States, was docorated, on
the 31st, by resident Americans. Mr.
Harrison was for thirty years United
States Consul at Jamaica.
The fire bosses at the Stanton mine,
at Wilkesbarre, Pa., operated by the
Lehigh & Wilkesbarre Coal Company,
reported the mine so full of gas, on the
1st, as to be unsafe. Work was ordered
The anti-lottery members of the
Louisiana Legislature claim to have
one-third of the members of both houses,
which is enough to defeat the lottery
The memoirs of Talleyrand will be
published in four volumes, of which two
will be issued at as early a date as pos
sible and the remaining two at a later
A dispatch from Paris says that
Count Herbert Bismarck is engaged to
marry the eldest daughter of Lady Dud
Tiie two sons of Charles Johnson were
killed by lightning, on the 1st, three
miles south of Chillicothe, O.
The fugitive mayor of Cedar Keys,
Fla., Cottrell, has been heard from in
Wii.i.iam D. Cross, of Washington,
was, on the 31st, sentenced to bang
January 9, 1891, for killing his wife in
The school-ship Saratoga sailed from
the breakwater at Philadelphia on the
1st for her first sea voyage. She has 103
boys on lioard, and will visit Fayal,
Southhampton, Lisbon, Maderia and
other points, returning about October.
Several men were painfully wounded
by gunwads in a sham battle at Van
Courtland Park, New York City, on the
The St Louis Post-Dispatch trip-to
Europe contest among the lady school
teachers of that city was concluded on
the 1st by the announcement of the re
sult The whole number of votes cast
was 475,519, of which Miss Madge Fred
erick received 86,256; Mrs. ItoseWright
Fanning, 79,281, and Miss Caille Pritch
ett 44,563. The two first named will go
to Europe, and Miss Pritchett will re
ceive the consolation prise of a $200
gold watch and chain. C. E. Shirley, of
St Louis, guessed within one of the
highest winning vote, and gets a trip to
/or chiding two young men for mis
conduct, Rev. O. C. Nash, of Litchfield,
Mich., was beaten by them and received
injuries from which he died on the 3d.
In the Senate on the 3d a resolution
of the Louisiana Legislature, tendering
thanks to Congress and the President
for the timely aid afforded to the peo
ple in the submerged districts was pre
At Paris, Tex., on the 3d, Mrs. W. H.
Percy while at work in the kitchen took
a boiler of water off the stove and set it
on the floor. Her baby, 2 years of age,
playing in the room and by some
turned the kettle over on itself,
and was so badly scalded that it died in
a few hours.
There is no apparent probability that
the decree excluding American pork
products from Germany will be modified
Articles of incorporation of the largest
organized in Indiana
filed at Indianapolis on the 31st.
It is the United States Baking Company.
The company is a 'rust composed of the
leading bakers of the country.
Clark died at Washington a few days
since who was 125 years old. She died
A colored woman
During a fire at Louisville, Ky., on
the 31st, Marshall Ahrens, pipeman, was
overcome by smoke. When carried into
the fresh air he was seized with a vio
lent fit of ooughing, which started a
severe hemorrhage from his lungs,
the unfortuate man dying where he lay
on the street.
A joint stock company has been or
ganized at Haxen, Ark., for the purpose
of manufacturing butter and cheese.
A fire, probably incendiary in it«
origin and disastrous in its results, oc
curred at Middlesborough, Ky., on the
Many of the finest blocks in the
city were destroyed, snd at least 200 peo
ple are homeless.
A sensation has been created through
out the South by the announcement
from Rev. Virgil Maxey, a noted South
revivalist and Baptist minister, that
he will go on the stage September 1st,
he having been engaged by Stutts, the
theatrical manager, to play a prominent
part during the coming season. Maxey
in an interview states that his object
was to unite the pulpit and the stage.
Ho will be on the stage six days in the
week, and preach on Sundays.
THE ELEVENTH CENSUS.
The Work of Kiiuuiemting In Progress
and Hupertiitendent Porter Anticipates
Earl/ and Complete Returns, Notwith
standing Some Slight Opposition to a
Portion of the Questions Propounded.
Washington, June 'A—The machin
ery for taking the census for 1890 will
be put in motion to-day all over the
United States, and It will be pushed as
expeditiously as possible,
tendent Porter anticipates early returns
to his office that the work of tabulating
can be entered upon and oompleted with
in a reasonable period. The prelimi
nary matters have been arranged,
blanks prepared, enumerators instruct
ed as to their duties, and all that re
mains to be done is to collect the data
whichlt has been doclded shall become
a part of the census. It requires 43,000
men as enumerators to gather the requi
site information, and each of these is
either employed in a definite locality
or upon sfime special topic. This, how
ever, does not include tho additional
thousands of clerks employed In collect
ing and tabulating the returns made
that will come hack from all over tho
country as the result of tho labors of
the enumerators; so it can be seen at a
glance what a corps of men it requires,
and what an immense sum of money
must be expended to accomplish this
Mr. Porter has accepted and confirmed
the supervisors' selections of enumera
tors, except in a few instances, where
the fitness of the appointees was ques
tioned, snd it being shown that they
were incompetent others were substi
tuted. In the South, in some places,
objection was made to the appointment
of colored men, but the supervisors be
ing held responsible for their men he
concluded to trust to their discretion,
and declined to interfere upon that
ground. It is known, however, that ap
pointments of this kind are few, and
even in the case of a colored supervisor
nearly all the enumerators designated
by him are white men.
It is not anticipated that much trouble
will be experienced in obtaining an
swers to the questions that are to be
propounded, but where refusals are mot
with they will bo at once reported, and
steps taken to enforce the law. The su
perintendent is not given any discretion
in the matter, but it is made obligatory
upon him to report each and overy per
son who fails to comply with tho re
quirements of the law to tho proper per
sons who will institute a vigorous pros
ecution against the violators of it, and
they become liable to a fine of $100.
THE WORLD OF COMMERCE.
K G. Dan ft Co*», Weekly Review of the
State of Trade and Commerce Generally
—A Sharp Decline In Wheat and a
Strengthening of the Cotton Market the
Feature«—The Money Market Amply
New York. June 1.— R. G. Dun A Ca
in their weekly report says:
Another week has brought Uislinct reac
tion In «peculatlve markets, which was only
stocks and wheat
•uspected a week ago.
have had a «harp decline, though the bu«l
neae In progress throughout the country
seems about as large as at any previous
time. With no disturbance in the money
market, and no commercial disaster to
apprehension, prices turned down
ward, and the expectation of an expansion
of currency no longer sufflclos to lift things.
Reports from Interior cities continue highly
encouraging. Improvement is observed at
Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and other
points where tho brighter wheat prospects
have most effect, recent rains having Justi
fied larger estimates. At tho South the crop
prospects and business is satisfactory for
the season. At the East groceries have been
comparatively active, and tho boot and shoo
trade fair, while strikes still fall to disturb
the markets for ballding material,
changed fn position, for although specula
tion in cotton has advSuced the price again,
particularly in bleached, the demand Is
only steady, and print cloths have notrisen.
Wool is called firm only because buyers and
sellers do not yet make concessions. The
Iron and steel Industry has not yet realized
the decided improvement which dealers
hoped was foreshadowed by the firmer tone
last week, and buyers do not forget that
the present production, at the rate of
nine millions of tons yearly. Is more
I a use
have not materially
has ever yet
jot Into consumption. Tho works are gen
erally employed upon orders for some time
ahead. In the speculative markets wheat
has had a sharp fall of Bti cents on sales of
*5,000,000 bushels here, in part because rains
throughout the Northwest greatly Improved
the spring wheat outlook, but also because
high prices had checked export*. Corn ha*
been unchanged and oats one-half cent low
er. Oil speculation has alsa weakened 211
cents. But cotton has been screwed up an
other qne fourth of a cent bv manipulation,
and coffee has been lifted as much. The
stock market has had a considerable re
action, by most persons attributed lo the
appointment of a receiver for the Chioago
Gas Trust, and the sharp falling in that and
Sngar Trust stocks. The money markets of
the interior have been amply supplied, and
while money is stiller at Boston, close at
Cleveland, and In brisk demand at Mil
waukee, tho demand is good at Kansas
City, fair at Chicago and moderate at most
other Western towns; but the market Is
stronger at 8t Louis.
Th* business failures occurring through
out the country during the last seven days,
as reported to R. G. Dunn A Co., number:
For th* United States, *U, and for Canada,
14 , or a total of 218 failures, as compared
with a total of 222 last week and 211 the
week previous to the last. For the corre
sponding week of last year the figures were
215, representing »0 failures la the United
States and 15 in Canada.
Call fur a «pedal 8e«#lon Recalled.
Lincoln, Neb., June 2. —The procla
mation of Governor Thayer, rescinding
his call for a special session of the
Legislature, was issued Saturday and
made public yesterday. The Governor
gives as his reason the doubt existing
as to the constitutionality of laws
which might, be passed by the body.
Added to this is the fact that many va
cancies exist, and the time is too short
for special elections to fill the same.
The proclamation meets with general
The Ceaeelr** Flow.
New York, June 2 .—There were 1,698
immigrants landed at the barge office
yesterday—590 by steamer Rhaetia. from
Hamburg; 748 by the steamer City of
Chester, from Liverpool; 339 by tho
steamer' Umbria, from Liverpool; 21 by
the steamer Tower Hill, from London
Deeponilency au«l Suicltle.
Chicago, June 2.—Ida Smith, thirty
five years of age, engaged in the dress
making business, became despondent
owing to reverses in business and com
mitted suicide Saturday evening by
jumping into the iako.
Crystal Spbinos, May 26 .— For three
days psst it hss rsined snd looks liko
too much Is fsiting for the best interest
of the fruit snd vegetable crop«.
Ripe tomatoes were shipped from here
ten dsys ago, earlioar than ever known
in this section. The movement con
tinues very light. Bean shipment#
amount to one or two cars daily.
Swamp Land Lltlgntlon.
Jackson, May 27.— The case of Ford
& Levy vs. the Delta A Pine Land Com
pany was argued to-day in the Federal
Court on demurrer to supplemental bill.
Counsel argued the Swamp Land act of
February 17, 1890, In all its phase*.
Messrs. Ford A Levy, complainants,
asserted-their rights now to the benefits
ef the new title, which they claim by
virtue of tender to the Swamp Land
The court dismissed the bill without
prejudice to complainants as being im
properly filed in this suit, Judge Hill
stating that the Swamp Land act of
1890 had no proper place in the litiRs*
tion going on. The complainants' attor
neys say they will apply to the United
States Court for a mandamus to compel
the issuance of a patent to them.
All the proof in the case was filed to
day, and the case will be argued on it#
merits at Oxford at the June term.
This is ono of the most important
instituted in the State. While
it directly involves about 233,000 acres
of lands situated in the Yazoo-Missis
sippi-Delta, complainants claim that it
indirectly involves the titles of about
2,000,000 acres of lands.
The suit in which the proof is sub
mitted to-day involves 112,000 acres.
There is a similar case at Oxford against
the Louisville, New Orleans A Texas
Railway Company, involving 125,000
The case will undoubtedly go to the
Supreme Court of the United States for
Rube Smith, who is now serving out a
year sentence for robbing the United
States Express Company of a large sum
of money at Buckatunna a few months
since, was arraigned in the United States
Court at Jackson last week, charged
with robbing the United Statt.'* mails
at the same time. Six or seven wit
nesses were examined for the prosecu
tion, the last being Jim MoClung, alias
Jim Price. As soon as he finished his
testimony he was put under arrest and
jailed. He is wanted in Lamar County,
Ala., for robbery. He was arrested by
requisition from the Governor of Ala
bama to the Governor of Mississippi, the
warrant for his arrest being issued by
Gen. Lee, President of the Agricul
tural and Mechanical College of this
State, has been unanimously elected
President of Clemson Agricultural Col
lege, located at Fort Hill, S. C., John C.
Calhoun's old home, and also th« home
of Mrs. Leo. The oollege is named för
Mr. Clemson, who donated $100,000 to
the State for its benefit, on conditions
which were accepted. In addition
this it will receive annually $50,000 and
upward from the State. Gen. Lee s
services are wanted in October. The
position is a fine one, and the pressure
for Gen. Lee to aocept it is great. The
salary offered is more than double that
paid him by this State, and, while he is
loth to sever his connection with the
college of this State, tho temptation is
very great, and it is not improbable
that the offer will be accepted.
The earnings of the Louisville, New
Orleans A Texas Railroad for the first
three days of last week were $2,000 In
of the earnings for the same
period last year.
News of a curious freak of nature
from Jefferson County. A polt.
otherwise perfect, has oow's legs from
the knee down, the hoof being split.
Nothing like it has ever before been
seen or heard of in the State.
Arthur Thomas, James Anderson,
Bud Windom, and Ben and Jim Blake
ney, of Smith County, were acquitted in
tho Federal Court at Jackson last week
of the charge of making moonshine
The Bank of Port Gibson was organ
ised last weolCwith a paid up capital of
Jack Dail, a tlmberman, camping
about three miles from Bobo Station,
Bolivar County, killed a diamond rat
tlesnake recently with forty-two rattles.
It measured 8 feet in length, 85 inches
in oircumferenoe, weight between 75
and 100 pounds.
The State Supreme Court last week
announced the reappointment of Oliver
Clifton as clerk for the ensuing term of
■ Mr. Clifton has been clerk
for twelve years, and his efficiency is
recognised by the bar throughout th«
The West Point ice manufacturing
have received all the ma*
chinery and material for the erection of
their new bottling works. Work will
be begun on it at once, and the factory
will be in full operation and prepared
to fill orders for all kinds of mineral
waters in a very short time.
The Lincoln County grand jury in its
report last week said: "Here in Brook
haven, the largest town in the county
and the commercial oenter of the coun
ty, we believe there has not been a sin
gle violation of the local option law. If
there has been, we have been unable to
find any testimony to that effect. In
fact we have not even heard a well
founded suspicion, that any one had
violated or attempted to violate said
law in this town."
A new Knights of Pythias Lodge,
known as Delta No. 62, has been organ
ized at Tunica. It starts off with thirty