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m 7 h At 5 ♦ 4 * L NUMBER 10. 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, MISSISSIFFT, vioicsBuna, I I I 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. a $ 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; l*i STATIONERY, GARDEN SEEDS, ETC. The Best Erands of Cigars and Tobacco Always on Hand, CHAS. D. WHARTON, 1 ,s£7 * s —DEALER IN- Staple and Fancy Groceries AND GENERAL MERCHANDISE, MISSISSIPPI. POUT GIBSON, .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. -DKALKHHIN— Fare Drags, Medicines, Paint Memes * Oils, Faints, Window Glass, Books and Stationery, TOILET AND FANCY ARTICLBS Physicians' Prescriptions Carefully Compounded. A SCHOOL FOR GIRLS FAYETTE, MISS. MISS KITE WHARTON, Principal. MISS LOVELL and MISS THOMAS, AgftisrAKm 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 extra charge. For catalogue, addreas the Principal at Port Gibson, Miss., during the sum mer : N. B.—Small boys are admitted in the Primary Department. DR. R. G. WHARTON Î Offers his professional services to the people of Port Gibson and vicinity. Office next door to his residence. ■ t DR. L. A. SMITH, ft Resident Dentist, I PORT GIBSON, : : MISSISSIPPI. Offer« his professional services to the public. Office over Ooepel's. BARBER SHOP, H. WASSEM, Proprietor. PORT GIBSON, : ; MISSISSIPPI. Hair Cutting and Shaving don© wit'i neatness qnd dispatch. » ). of —WOHKER IN Hi, Ctp ui Mini. Pumps and Tinware of all Kinds Constantly on Hand. STOVEPIPE, UN-WORK, BIT. MADE TO ORDER. GUTTERING AND ROOFING DONE AT SHORT notice; I also Make and Repair Evaporators used in Sugar Boiling. Special attention paid to work in th« country. - » The Public Patronage Solicited WM. BOOZE, • 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 shop. C. A. F BENCH. Z. H. STILES. STILES & FRENCH, Attorneyw « t Lnw, Office in the Person Building opposite Ryan's shop. 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 £3,000. Six children were killed by the fall ing of a swing at a kindergarten in the village of Reimskindorf, Germany, on tho 30th. 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 South Carolina. 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 election. 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 weeks. 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 crushed. 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 »lied session. 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 will die. . . . 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. >n men 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 tom. 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 one. 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« on CURRENT TOPICS. THE NEWS IH BBIEF. FIFTY-FIRST CONGRESS 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 was occupied. 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 months. 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 anon, Pa. 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 of.ZjESSSM 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 morial. 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 prominent officials. The United Presbyterian assembly the 30th, referred an open on 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 prlfoners. 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. a A 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 suspended. 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 scheme. 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 time. , 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 Honduras. Wii.i.iam D. Cross, of Washington, was, on the 31st, sentenced to bang January 9, 1891, for killing his wife in October last 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 31st 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 Europe also. CONDENSED TELEGRAMS. be to in ed a or of by in ley. K in of I /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 sented. 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, was means 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 or withdrawn. Articles of incorporation of the largest organized in Indiana company ever filed at Indianapolis on the 31st. were It is the United States Baking Company. The company is a 'rust composed of the leading bakers of the country. named Deliah Clark died at Washington a few days since who was 125 years old. She died A colored woman of asthma. 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. 1st ern THE ELEVENTH CENSUS. too of ten in 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 undertaking. 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. Superin & ef it of of at n 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 Supplied—Hnalneaa Failure«. 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 of •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, great Industries 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 country I a use The have not materially has ever yet tho than 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 approval. 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. MISSISSIPPI MATTERS. Earl/ Vegetable* 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 Commissioner. 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 cases ever 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 acres. The case will undoubtedly go to the Supreme Court of the United States for final adjudication. Miscellaneous. 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 n n Gov. Lowry. 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. to excess Is com«-« 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 whisky. The Bank of Port Gibson was organ ised last weolCwith a paid up capital of $50,000. 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 four years, for twelve years, and his efficiency is recognised by the bar throughout th« State. The West Point ice manufacturing have received all the ma* sompany 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 of by by 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 six members.