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Un West's Hews In Siorl Pin'rijis Ini Our Readers. DOCTOR LIPSC0M3 SENTENCED TO HANS. Appolntments by the Governor—A Log Boom Hurst—Rieotlon Ordered on Water Works—Convicts May be Worked In Case of Emergency. Brobkiiaven Also Want* Waterworks. Some of the progressive citizens of Brookhaven are tukiog steps looking to the putting iu of a complete wa terworks system in that town. Sold Out Their ltuslnrss. J. C. Barber & Co., dealers in gen eral merchandise at Hickory, sold out Thursday to tbo Meridian Fertilizer Factory. This was oue of the largest firms in Newton county. The State l> ut* Association. Tho President, Dr. Frank Smith, of Water Valley, announces that tho Mis-issippi Dental Association will meet iu Jackson, Miss., April 7, 8 aud 9, and that a larger attendance ia expected this year thau ever before. Glveu Eight Years. In the Monroe county circuit coutt at Aberdeen, Saturday, sentence was pronounced tipou Joe Turner for eight years in the penitentiary upon a charge of assault and battery with intent to kill upon Lee G< orge, both white. Circuit Court Adjourns. Circuit court, which bad been iu ses sion for two days at Purvis, adjourned Friday evening. There were no im portant cases on the docket. A great many small cores were disposed of. The grand jury found fifteen true bills. Rnllrond Tracks Removed t-y Mayor. Last Saturday Mayor Mclvellar, with a force of labore- p, removed part of the track of the Vicksburg, Shreveport aud Pacific laid ou the levee Thursday at Shreveport during the storm. This track was considered au obstruction. Dr. Lipscomb Nculenced to Bo Ifuug. W. H. Lipscomb, who has been on trial for several days at DeKalb, Kemper conntr, charged with mur dering Charles T. Stewart, in order to obtain the insurance ou Stewart's life, was sentenced Thursday to bo hanged on Wednesday, May 12. Election Ordered on Waterworks. A futal legal defect was discovered lost Saturday in the proceedings recent ly held on tho waterworks question at Port Gibson. The' Board of Mayor und Aldermen have ord* red another < lection to be held, at which tbe ques tion of building waterworks and elec tric lights will be submitted to the vot . ers of Port Gibscu. Appointments by the Governor. Governor MeLaurin, Friday, made the following appointments; For tbe town of Cbestt r, Choctaw county, R. IL T. Bradshaw, W. Sisson, mayor; marshal; B. B. Kmilhwick, treasurer; J. W. Buck, E D. Weaver and J. T. Tinson, aldermen, was appointed marshal of Troy, and R. E. V. Yates treasurer of Macou. E. B. Abernathy First Shlpmeut ot Strawbcrrle*. The fitst ebi| ment of strawberries from Madison for this season was made Saturday, conti-ting of fifteen quarts, and consigned to M. Baker A Co., Chicago. Tho berry crop of Madison will be abont 75 per cent ehort, the re sult of last summer's drouth. Friday night's storm very severely affected the tomato crop. Preparing for blute League Meeting. Preparations are being made for the meeting of the State Epworth Leugne conference, which is to be held at Water Valley, April 29 to May 2 in clusive. Rev. T. B. Clofford, presi dent of the State league, gives ont that abont 4.000 delegatee will attend, which will be the largest assemblage ever seen in that place for a purpose of this kind. Railroad Kingman Accidentally KlUed Last Friday afternoon at 1.80 o'clock E. E. Ewing, flagman of tho work train on \K» New Orleans and Northeastern Ra..'r«ad, was killed near Wautubbeo. Death wa* caused by falling off tho top of the train while it was making a switch, aud being rnn over and instant iy killed. Tbe deceased was thirty five ytars of age, unmarried and native of Murfreesboro, Tens., where hia parents reside. A Log Loom Hurst. The high water on the Pascagonla river Thursday bursted tbe log boom of tbe Pascagonla Boom Company, abont six miles above Moss Point, Miss., and sent 190,000 lops adriit. The pier bead was broken down, and the piling overriden by the immense ma«s of logs. The workmen in charge barely escaped. After some difficulty the drift was stopped, but the damage has beeu considerable. Convicts May Me Worked. At an informal meeting of the pen itentiary board of control, at Jackson, Saturday morning, it wss decided that in case of a break at any point on this side of the Mbsissippi river all tbe convicts employed in the delta could be ordered on requisition of cither of the levee boards to assist in stopping the same. It is estimated that ail the men could be mobilized at any one point within six or eight hoars, if the railroad communications remain open. The Capital City Visited by the Storm. Jaekcon was visited by a severe storm or cyclone Friday morning at 6 o'olook While there was no serions damage many trees, barns and fence* were blown down. Tbe path of tbe storm was more than half mile wide. There were probably two or three hundred trees uprooted in tbe city, many being valuable. The storm came from the son th west and was severest in tbe neigh borhood of the deaf and dnmb insti tnie, in the north ru portion of the ei»r. Tl»#* <*"n«r«d end sou heru portion esc«pod wj hoiu u«ni*cgo Tbeia-tend ot Bt. 6t Colomb's Episcopal chapel, in Meroerville, in the western snbnrb of tiMMnty, was badly damaged. The wind blew a terrific gala for about thirty minute* and wai the severest that has struck Jackson for years. In the oeme tery many valuable trees were up rooted. __ A Georgia Tragedy. An awful tragedy was committed eight miles south of Harlem, Ga , Fri day afternoon. Wright Smith, a one legged Confederate veteran, went to Thomson Thursday morning, drew his pension and went home. He paid aomc debts in the neighborhood aud then asked hia three children to go with him to feed somo hoga. For some reason his oldest, % girl of about 8, refused to go. He carried the two youngest, both boys, aged 2 and 4 years, to a ootton house, where he crushed their brains out with his wooden crutch, then sent a pistol ball through his own brains. He lived for several hours, but never spoke. An empty laudanum bottle was found near, aud the supposition is that he took the contents before shoot ing himself. No cause has been as signed for his committing this awfnl He was not a drinking man. He was about 50 years old. Special Bulletin. The following information waa is sued by the chief of the weather bureau at Washington, D. 0. "The stages of water reported in the rivers of tho Ohio and lower Mississippi val leys, together with the heavy rainfalls (hat have occurred in these regions render it highly probable that the flood in the lower Mississippi during tho next teD days or two weeks will, in many places, equal or exceed in mag nitude and dialructiveness those of aDy previous year, and additional warning is given to residents of the threatened districts in Arkansas, Louisiana and western Mississippi to remove from the regions of danger." Hellere More Lives Have liecn Found. The steamer Kaird Wilhelm arrived in Hoboken lost Saturday from the other side. The logbook shows that at 1 30 on Wednesday afternoon last while iu latitude 40.7 north, aud longtitude 49.29 west, the Kaiser Wilhelm passed (he English tramp Yanariva, bound for the other aide. The Yanariva signalled the Kaiser Wilhelm, but owing toaonu mistake the signals were not plainly understood. Chief officer Danneman, of tho Wilhelm, said last Saturday that far as they could make out the sig nals were "sixteenSt. Nasaire,French." It is possible that this means that sixteen of the shipwrecked people from the French steamer St. Nasaire are on board the tramp, bound for England. The Yanariva will not reach the other side until Thursday or Friday, first officer thought the officers of the Yanariva, knowiug the Kaiser Wilhelm would reaoh port first, wanted her to make a report. Deat Ills Wife Wl<h a Cane. J. R. Littlejohn, a middle-aged white man, who kept a small grocery store on the corner of Floyd and Upper streets, at Danville, Va., ubont noon last Saturday, without warning, he at tacked hie v.ifo with a stout hickory cane, badly cutting aud bruising her about the bead and body, aud breaking her left arm before neighbors, attracted by her cries could interfere. Polico < »Ulcers Williams and Hutsou arrested Littlejohn and took him to jail. Three hours later he was found dead in bis cell. Investigation developed that had be swallowed laudanum before attacking his wife. The assault and suicide are attributed to sudden de mentia. Deceased went on occasional sprees and had been drinking heavily for saveral day*. A Missing Business Man. President Julius Brieske, of the Christopher Columbus Building and Loan Association, Chicago, 111., states that David J. Sachsel, tr< asurer of the concern, baa left Chicago and that hia accounts were being investigated by a committee of ten of the stockholders. President Brieske declared there waa evidence to believe the missing official would be called upon to explain why from $40,000 to $60,000 of the associ ation's funds were not in eight. Mr. Sacheel appears to have left Chicago on Tuesday last. His wife says he has gone into the country to raise some money. Those interested in the con cern are -srgely laboring people en gaged iu the vicinity of Deering. Ulg Binas tn Feorla. At 3 o'clock Sunday morning the Conigsky block, on North Adams St., in Ptoria, 111., was discovered in flames, and some twenty people who occupied the second and third floors were res cued with difficulty. The building was practically destroyed, with all its con tents, while the Morphy and Farrell blocks, adjoining, «ere both badly damaged. Jacob and Silas Conigsky estimate their loss on the building a: $50,000, on which there is insurance of $16,500. Combiner A Co., who eon daoted a dry goods itore on the first floor, were the heaviest losers and esti mate their loss on stock at $35,000, ou which there is insurance of $*6,000. Dick's Good Job. An Akron, O., special says: Maj. Charles Dick has reocived from Chair man Hanna the formal tender, of the secretaryship of the Republican na tional committee, and immediately wired his acceptance. There will bo a salary of $5,000 a year attached to the office. Maj. Dick was offered by President McKinley both the positions of fourth assistant postmaster general and treasurer of the United States, but declined. A Crank Invades the White Honte. Chas. T. Lyons, a man apparently of unbalanced mind, was arrested on the portico of the white house Monday night as he was about to go iuto the mansion. He is an Ohioan about 40 years of age and was formerly in the Bixth United Btates cavalry and had been discharged from a sailor's home. In the police cell he said he wanted protection from the president and de clared be had been arrested on sus picion of killing his mother, in Cin cinnati. deed. as The Devout bailors. A detachment of one hundred aailora belonging to the croiser San Franciaoo, flagship of the United States sqnadron, iu European waters, arrived at Rome, Mom lav tr m Naples and attended the pore's mMMd. They were accompanied by the rector of the American college. After the mass the pope passed tbrongh tbe ranks of the sailors and blcaaed them. IICU/OV WAQUIMßTnil MHTCß ncwol nAOninÜlUn HUI to. The Most Important Doings of Statesmen and Officials. QUARANTINE HEGUUTiONS MODIFIED. Chicago's Postmaster—11. C. Evans Commissioner of Pensions—Pensions Granted—Peremptorily Dismissed— Lamoreaux Resigns. Chicago's Post master. The president sent to tbe senate Fri day the nomination of Charles U. Gor don to be postmaster at Cbicogo. Perry Heath Swora la. Perry Heath, of Indiana, took the oath of office Saturday as first assist ant postmaster general and immediate ly assumed his duties. Peremptorily DisniLsed. Edward Collie, of Michigan, super intendent of the mail bag repair de partment of the postoffice department, lois been peremptorily dismissed by Postmaster General Gary. I ainoreaux Resigns. The president Friday evening, ac cepted the resignation of Silas W. La moreaux, as commissioner of the gen eral land office. It is quite probable that Ex-Congressman Binger Herman, of Oregon, will be appointed to tho vacancy. Joseph Loslgl Removed. The Turkish minister has declared vacant the office of consul of the Otto man Empire at Boston, Mass., held by Joseph Iasigi, who w.is placed under arrest s-une weeks ago on charges of embezzlement of trust funds in his custody. Quarantine Regulations Modified. The secretary of agriculture Saturday issued a special order modifying the Texas fever quarantine regulations of the department of Jan. 27 last by removing restrictions in California as to tbe counties of Modoc, Laffeu, Plu mas aud Sierra. Cattle iu these coun ties are now declared to be free from infection aud cattle can go from them without restraint. H. C. Evans Commissioner of Pensions H. Clay Evans has accepted the Ï lace of commissioner of pensions. here was little abatement of the pres sure of applicants at the white house and both the president and Secretary Porter began to show evidences of the strain they have been under for the past thirty days in receiving the innu merable callers and backers of appli cants. Nominal Ions Confirmed. Last Friday the senate confirm ed the following nominations: John Hay, of the District of Columbia, to be ambassador of tbe Uuited States to Great Britain; Horace Porter, of New York, to be ambassador of tLe United States to France; Henry White, of Rhode Island, to be secretary to the embassy of the United States to Great Britain. Pensions Grauted. Louisiaua—Jus K. Polk, Daniel Williams, Mary McCormeck, Barbara French and Lilly Henry, New Orleans; Rosalie Fields, Jesuit's Bend, Plaque mines parish; Ella Brown, Washington, St. Landry parish; OrinsOgee, Gretna, Jefferson parish; Anderson Ross, Don aldsonville. Mississippi—Geo. Smith, Vicksburg; Mary M. Haymes, West Point; Milly Eason, Senatobia, Tate eounty ; Pleasant Meeks, Bovina, War ren county. _ Appt'catlons Sent to the*Treasury. Tbe following applications have been sent to the treasury department; Louis iana—H. D. Coleman, collector of cus toms at New Orleans. Texas— W. R. Briscoe, Cooper, oolleotor of onstoms at Galveston; S.G. Boves, Dallas, col lector of internal revenue at Dallas. Tennessee—T. A. Hamilton, office sur veyor of customs at Memphis; W. H. Alban, Memphis, surveyor of customs at Memphis. West Virginia—Henry Raymond, Clarksburg, register of the treasury. Ohio— G. C. Sedgewick, Martin's Ferry, register of tho treas ury; G. H. Morgan, Cooksville, regis ter o! tbe treasnry. Fourth Assistant Postmaster General. It ia understood that Joseph L. Bristow, of Ottawa, Kas., has been ■elected by President McKinley for tbe office of fourth assistant postmaster general and that the nomination will be sent to the senate this week. Mr. Bristow ia abont forty years old and a newspaper man who haa been inter ested in pohtica most of hia life. For a number of years he was chairman of the Republican 8tate Central Commit tee of Kansas, and was private secre tary to Gov. Morrill. The work of appointing postmasters of the fourth class will be resumed immediately up on Mr. Bristow'B assuming office. Pending tho new appointment no fourth-class postmasters bave been appointed since the chango of adminis tration. Admiral Waker Retired. Rear Admiral Walker was placed on the retired list of the navy Saturday by operation of law, on account of age. His retirement makes a long list of pro motions in the service aud vacatos the office of the chairman of the li^hthous board. Capt W. S. Schley, recently detached from command ot tha New York, succeeded Admiral Walker Bat nrday as a member of the lighthouse board, and as the senior naval member will undoubtedly be eleoted its chair man at tbe next regular meeting to be held on tho 5th proximo. Gen. Wil son, chief of engineers of tho army, is the ranking offioer of the board, but could not assume tbe duties of chair man even if he had snoh aspirations without taorificing hia more important duties in the army. Old Policy To Be Continued. Postmaster General Gary will con tinue the old policy as to distributing patronage of the poatoffices, and he announced Saturday that he would not dovinte from the practice followed by past administrations. Thi->, os a gen eral rnle, gives to every senator the privilege of recommending a post master for his home poBtoffioe and to lie ! «w>b Repnblican senior the largest po.toffiee in bi« di.trict, which, how ever, in tho oaso of a senator not of the Republican faith will go to the Republican committee or other ref eree. With these exceptions the Re publican representatives usually are permitted to name the postmasters for their respective districts. In Demo cratic districts the selection is left to a referee, or perhaps to a Republican senator. The commission delegates will have to keep themselves potted as to the dates of expiration of terms of postmasters, as the old custom of the department respecting postmasters and commissioners was stopped by Post master General Bissell and will not be resumed. Sweeney Kidnapping Case. Mrs. Thomas Bweenoy, of Galveston, mention of whose arrest at Benham Friday night on a charge of kidnaping her fifteen-year-old boy and spiriting him away from Bt. Edward's College has been made, was brought to Austin Saturday morning by Sheriff White. She promptly gave bond, Representa tive Hessin going on it. She had tele graphed her brother, J. S. Browo, n prominent and wealthy business man of Galveston, and ha reached Austin Saturday morning with his aialer. aud at once returned the boy to the college. Father Kein, president of the institu tion, is not disposed to prosecuto the ease, and it will probably be dismissed. Mrs. Sweeney, who is divoroâd from her husband, is a very wealthy and prominent woman of Galveston society, and Las many friends in New Orleans and St Louis. _ Another Blanther Located. The police of San Francisco have been notified that Joseph E. Blanther, who murdered Mrs. Phillopeu Long feldt last May aud then mysteriously disappeared, is in jail in Austin, Tex. A local detective has been Bent to Austin to identify tbs prisoner. Blan ther is an ex-officer in tho Hungarian army. After tho murder be robbed Mrs. Longfeldt of her diamonds. The crime was horrifying in its details and the escape was bold. Most extraordi nary efforis of tbe police to capture him have been fruit ess, although fifty men in various cities have been shad owed under misapprehension- as to their identity. The polioe now think the Aust in prisoner is the right man. More Fights to Take Place. Dan Stuart, the big fight promoter, his partner, W. K. Wheslock, Martin Julian and George Siler departed from Carson, Nev., for San Francisco, Sat urday evening. Stuart and his part ner will remain in San Francisco a short time and then proceed to their homes in Texas. Julian will join the Fitzsimmons party, now in San Fran cisco, and Siler will return to Chicago. It is reported that more big fights will be pulled off at Carsou iu September iu tho eveut that several matches under consideration can be brought about. Tho big pavilion will be left standing, also the extra wires put np by the telegraph companies recently, which all indicates something in the wind. DOW The Southern B. & L. A dispatch from Knoxville, Tenu., says: Special Muster J. W. Caldwell rendered his report to the United States court Friday morning as to the solvency of the Southern Building and Loan Association and the advisability of it* reorganization. He fouud that the "evidence preponderates in favor of tbo solvency of the association," but said he considered it not practi cable for the association to continue its business. On account of its great number of loans outstanding and its widely scattered interests it would fall a prey to ruinous litigation. Nearly one-half the loans were found to be tainted w th usury under tbe Stato law.* Judge Clark has tbe matter un der advisement and will no doubt ap poiut permanent receivers. The effort toward reorganization, is defeated. They Tampered With the Jury. C. E. Danfortb and D. H. Baker an swered in the Gadsden, Ala, city court Saturday to Bhow cause why proceedings of contempt shonld not be taken sgainst them. It was charged that they had made a contract to corrupt and influ ence the jury iu tbe celebratod case of Danfortb aud Armstrong vs. tbe Tenn essee and Coosa railroad. The letters of Baker and Danfortb and tho con tract secured from Jack King, of Rome, Ga, was introduced, but the judge rnled that there was absolutely no evidence to show that there has been any attempt at bribery or cor ruption, but the oonduct of defend ers was very reprehensible and was •nbject to indictment by the grand jory. They were placed under bond of $1,000 eaoh to await aotion of that body. Sherman Act Applicable to Railroads. The United Slates supreme court haa decided the case of the United States vs. the Tryms-Miseonri Freight Association against the railroada The opinion was rendered by Justice Peck barn and reverse* tho decision of the court below, and holds tbo anti-trust law of 1890 to be applicable to railroad transportation and the traffio agree ment of the pool illegal. Ilandsomo Residence Uurned. Tbe handsome residence of Rev. Cba*. H. Strong, at Beanlieu, a suburb of Savannah, was bnrned at 5 o'clock Monday morning. Tbe residence was built by Major A. L. Hartridge and is eaid to bave coat abont $50,000. It was purchased at about $22,000 by Mr. Strong and was insured for that amount. Tbe fire is said to have been of incendiary origin. Cleveland Draws the Balance. The treasury department at Wash ington olored up its account* with Mr. Grover Cleveland Saturday. Secretary Gage signed a warrant in favor of Mr. Cleveland for $277.78, the balance due him on his salary as president, and i^ was mailed to him at Princeton, N. J., on Monday. This balance completes the $200,000 to which Mr. Cleveland was entitled for hi* four years' services. Ua<l Slarkmunshlp. Charlie Winters, aged 10, and Wil lie Babbitt, about the same age, living near Linton, Ind., played William Tell, and in lieu of so apple Babbitt pinot d a corii cob npen hie head. Win ters, using atevolvrr, shot at the corn cob, and thclbaU, struing tbe Babbitt boy in tbelforuhcod, killed him in stantly. J WORK OF 55TH CONGRESS. of for a as of be Tha Legislative Proceedings at Washing ton In Getaii. BOTH HOUSES CONSIDER THE MESSAGE. Mr. Reed Klroted as Speaker of tke House—Members on Committee on Rules and Ways and Means—Sundry Civil Bill Passes. n to to a Senate. Monday.— Tho senate began its work in extra session to-day with eighty seven senators present and with galler ies packed to their full limit. The bus ineen of tbe day was confined to tbo reading of the president's message, the s< sting of the new senator from Kan sas, Mr. Harris, and tho reference of the credential* of Mr. Corbett as sena tor from Oregon to the committee on privileges and elections. No legisla tive business was transacted during the day. Tuesday,— In the senate today fonr hundred and thirty-eight bills and eight joint resolutions wero intro duced. They embraced nearly every phase of publio business. The presi dent's message, w hich had been laid on the table, after being read yesterday, was referred to the committee on finance on motion of Mr. Morrill, tbe chairman of that committee. The senate adjourned over to Thursday, so that neither branch of congreas will be in section tomorrow. At 3:20 the renate went into executive session and at 3:27 adjourned until Thursday. Thursday. —The aesrion of the sen ate to-day was brief and uneveutful. A large number of bills were intro duced and the first report of the ses sion waa received. A »mile went around the chamber when Mr. Slewart, a resident of Carson City, Ntv., where the pugilistic contest occurred Wed nesday, offered a bill for the relief of one Corbett It proved to be a pri vate pension bill The first report of the session was presented by Mr. Gear, of Iowa, from the committee on Pacific railroads and was favorable to the bill for an adjustment of the Pacific rail road debts by a commission consisting of secretary of the treasury, accretary of the interior and attorney general. The bill went to the calendar. At 1 o'clock the senate went into executive session aud at 2 p. m., adjourned nntil to-morrow. Friday.— The senate open session lasted fifty minâtes and was given al most entirely to the introduction of bills. At 12:50 the senate went into executive session on tbe arbitration treaty and at 4 p.m. adjourned nntil Monday. Houe. Monday.— The fifty-fifth house of representatine* organized to-day for the work before it. Althongh the pro ceedings were perfnnctory, the scene was a brilliant one. Tbe vote ou speaker resulted in the election of Mr. Reed, who was enthusiastically received on his appearance in the house. Accord ing to tbe time-houored custom, Mr. Harman. Republican, of Pennsylvania, tbe oldest member ib continuous ser vice, administered the oath to the speaker. The usual formal resolutions of notification of assembling were adopted. The president's message was applauded vigorously, a* was Mr, Ding ley when he introduced tbe new tariff bill. Tbe speaker announced tho mem bers of tbe committees on rules, ways and means, as follows: Rules—The speaker, Henderson, of Iowa; Dalxoll, of Pennsylvania, Republicans; Bailey, of Texas and MoMillio, of Tennessee, Democrats. Ways and Means—Diog ley of Maine; Paine, of New York; Dalzell, of Pennsylvania; Hopkins, of Illinois; Grosvenor, of Ohio; Russell, of Connecticut; Dolliver, of Iowa; Steele, of Iudiaua; Johnson, of North Dakota; Evans, ot Kentucky; Tawney, of Minnesota, Republicans; Bailey, of Texas; MoMillin, of Tennessee; Wheel er, of Alabama; McLanren, of Booth Carolina; Robertson, of Louisiana, and Swanson, of Virginia, Democrats. Thursday. —The house was in ses sion today for only fifteen minntes, and that time was consumed in the reading of tbe journal. The galleries were filled in anticipation of the open ing of tbe tariff debate, but Mr. Hen derson, of Iowa, announced -that tbe ways and means committoe would not be ready to report until tomorrow,and accordingly, on his motion, tbe bonsc adjourned at 12:15 p.m. Friday.— All tbo premonitory rymp toms that the bouse was about to plunge into the work before it, existed when the speaker rapped the members to order to-dav. The desks were piled high with the appropriation bills which failed. The first bill taken np under the order was the sundry civil, twenty minutes for debate being allowed on each. The reading of the 127 pages of the bill consumed almost two hours. The bill was passed, 157 to 78. The general deficiency bill was then taken up. Again forty minutes were allowed for debate. It required an bonr and ten minutes to read tbe eigbty-three pages of this bill. Passed. 131 to 89. At 7:10 the house ad journed. . Saturday. — Tbe boose pushed through tbe two remaining "left over appropriation bills, oceording to Fri day'* shedule, tbe agricultural bill, carrying $3,182,902; and the Indian bill, carrying $7,670. 220. Mr. Can non presented a reeolution to make immediately available tbe mileage an J stationery allowances for member* and senators.' It was adopted without divis ion. Another resolution making avail able tbe salaries of the congressional employes was adopted. Odd Fellows to Celebrate. Tho Intcrcouuly Association, I.O. O. F. for West Tennessee and Western Keutuck , will celebrate tbe aevi n y of the order with eighth anniversary Prescott Lodge at Humboldt on the 27th of April, 1897. Coi. J***« Churchill Dead. Col John Churchill, owner of the celebrated Cbuioü.ll downs, died at . I on'Bville Kv Sunday night, aged 78 He left an e*tate * 760 »* \ m to hia wife and child. [ ONE LEVER DOES THE WORK Willing in. Mill Pq Un Pm:tj Out). HAMSINS TAKES PUCE WITHOUT A HITCH. Neither'» Neck Was Broken and Both Die of Strangulation—Alt Confes sions Repudiated—They IMe Game— Jack to a 's Body Incinerated. here The murder of Pearl Bryan, fourteen months ago, waa avenged H iturday by a double banging. Scott Jackaon and Alonzo M. Walling were executed at 11:41 a.m. on tbe same scaffold, was a double trap, but only one W. J. Plummer pulled the lever, and both dropped the same instant. The neck of neither one waa broken, and both struggled hard in the process of strangulation. The arrangements were complete and the performance perfect that it waa without any incident nnnsual on such occasions. Both men were nervy to the last on tbe gallows, protested their innocence and died with their secrets, so that it be known what waa done Lr was so may never with the bead of Pearl Bryan or where she lodged the two nights previous to her murder, or what part each took in tbe decapitation, or whether others are implicated. There were over 800 people within the enclosure to witness the hanging, and mauy thousand* around the jail yard, but the militia, special deputies and tbe police maintained order. The execution was quickly dispatched, as neither bad anything to say on tho gal lowa except to declare hia innocenoe, and Rev. J. A. Lee was brief in hia ser vices. There was, however, a long de lay, becanse Jackaon and Walling con tinned their tactics of false confessions as long as possible. Sheriff Plummer intended to bang the men at 7 a. m. so as to avoid the great oro wda that as sembled later in the day. On account of the promises of a oonfoMnon, the execution waa postponed till 8 a m and then to 9 a.m., when Jackson de clared that Walling was not gnilty. Telegraphic communication opened with Gov. Bradley. When it wa* learned that Jackson waa atill making confessions and that Gov. Bradley wa* considering the respite of Willing, there were many demonstrations iu the large orowds assembled, bat the mili tia and polioe kept all at a safe dis tance from the enclosure. Both men had been making confessions for some weeks and contradicting them tbe next day. Both of them repudiated all of their confessions before they died. When Gov. Bradley and Sheriff Plum mcr finally pressed Jackson for detail and definite information about Wall ing, the former said he could not say on the eva of his death that the latter was innocent Gov. Bradley then ordered the sher iff to proceed, and when this announce ment was made to tbe crowd there were cheers and marked demonstrat ions for the governor. The scaffold was in the open air of the courtyard and the ontside crowd was easily kept advised as to what was going on in the enclosure. The utmost secrecy was, however, maintained as to what was going on in the jail, to which only tbe counsel, friends, pastor and admitted. Tbe excitement extended into Cov ng ton and other suburbs of Cincinuiti Signals were used aud larze crowds sur rounded the newspaper offices and other places. Extra editions of the local papers contained the rumors about the probable respite of Walling and added greatly to the excitement During the noon hoar, when the streets were orowded with people going to luncheon, the black flags were up announcing that the execu tion was over, and there were crowds everywhere expressing their gratifica tion. None of the members of the Bryan family from Greencastle, Ind., were present bat they were repre sented by friends of tbe family. The remains of Scott Jackson were incinerated Saturday night at the Cin cinnati Crematory. His mother is opposed to cremation, bat had the body incinerated so that the eould take the ashes to heî borne at Green castle, Ind. The widowed mother waa unable to bear the expense of taking the remains to their old home in Maine as at first contemplated. the officers wore C barged with Provoking Trouble. The Greek minister at Rome oom plained last Friday that Turkey was provoking farther disturbances and pointed to the strictly defensive alti tude of the Greek troops. In some quarters this is regarded as a formida ble aympton and in others it is looktd npon as being a desire to throw the blame for what may happen in the fu ture on Turkey. Stuart's Arena Attached. P. J. Donahue, tbe Ban Francisco architect who constructed tho big arena for Ben Stuart, at Carson, Nev., haa plastered an attachment on the building to recover tbe money which he claims ia due according to tbo con tract made by Stnert. Tbe first at tachment is for $290 and tho second lor $75. _ Expelled from Cuba. The charge againet Lni* Day, American, who was arrasted at Rc„ last December and confined in the Cabanas prison, has been dismissed. He baa been set at liberty aud expelled from the island. Charles Scott, the American, and Esteban Venero, a naturalized American, have beeu or dered set at liberty. an m B ow Aimed at the Klaetescope. Representative W. E. Lament, of Chicago, has introdaeed a bill into the Illinois legislature with an emergenoy clause attached, whioh will prohibit, if it beoomee a law, tbe reproduction ot pictures of the prize fights, and fixes a severe penalty for violating it. SUll Fight lag la Crete. The Greek warship Pinioa left for Crego last Friday morning to ooal up. I ho Alpbeios was already there. The fighting in the vicinity of Retimo and Candi* continue« night and day. lht k™** and "bop* of the Christians are being pillaged. i nl BEGINS TME BEGUE AB BOCTISE OF MFBING LA BOB. | ■ l SAGE'S COMPLAINTS UNHEEDED. on the Moto-M*41 Ult Wlfo Keep* Mini | fate* on Womts'» Kl»bte. Ortp J •n<J BhruiMtfetf j I like to work when I feel like It. but wife likea me to work when she feels Uke tt. and so betweea the two I have to wort nearly all tb* time. Yesterday I wo* grunt ing around with rh«*am*II*in. out she too« a notion that It was a good o*y te take the verandah trellis down and clean «way all I the old dead vines, and thought It would help me to get wanned np by exercise—and It did. Hhe knows-she bae heard m* try to play off on grippe and rheumatics belorw you can't tool the woman you bave bean living with for 4N years—so I got the ladder and climbed np to the top and swt away th* tangled web and trimmed the ruUbtag root* vines and the wistorla and Virginia draepMf and then tore away the old canea add cleaned np all the truth and burned It. It wan a big lob tot the verandah la W fee* long and I lmd to move the old rickety lad der a dozen times several times 1 got sorter but my folks tm, and they never will believe It until I break my arm .or my leg, or my neck. Then I reckon they will be sorry. A man never grows old to his own family; no man is a hero to hia own servant. The servant knows him too well, and just so my wife won't admit that I am too old to be useful, and she keeps me trot ting around. She gives me precepts and examples, for she is never Idle- makes up the Iwd. cleans up her room, puts out the washing and distribute* It when It cornea In, mends my clothes, darns my stocking*, sews on the missing buttons, hides my best pants to keep me from work ing in them and scolds me ever and anon about my carelessness. 8tie keeps on making little garments for the grand children and still Itnds time to toss me la the flower garden and go to the missionary meeting, aud writes letter* to the boys. Hbe never remis until almost bed time, but next morning can tell us all the news worth know ing, and ban her opinions about Cleveland McKinley and Lvinan Abbott and Dr. Broughton and female suffrage. I read to her the recent vote in parliament about that and n»L;*d her what by at of it so dizzy and liked to bav* fall*« don t believe I am as old as I in as V. she thought of it. •'Well," *ald *be, "I don't care to vote, of eoune I don't, but if tbe female suffrage will l****un female •»ufferage,' I hope It will pan*. It makes my heart bleed to read about these heartless men deceiving and betraying fool ish young girls who trusted them—what a ittlful scene it was -that ruined girl follow ng that mao and his bride Into th* parlor ears in Atlanta, and In her presence up braiding him with his Infamy. And just look around all over this country at the young married women who have been aban doned by their unprincipled husband*, uud now have to work and toil and alrnont keg for n living for themselves and their little one*. If a jury of women eould try the*« deceive» and these faithless husbands they would be sent to the chnlngung, where they belong. If a young man embassies some rich man's money and runs away, the judg« and tbe graud jury and the newspapers make an awful fuss about it and send tel* I trams all over the country to catch him, but If he ruins a woman and breaks her heart and makes a wreck of her life It I* bached up and nothing Is done. I am nota woman's rights woman. Hbe has rights enough, but there ought to be some way of avenging her wrongs. That Is a fact, and my opinion Is that her wrongs never will be avenged until she I* not only empowered to vote, but also to hold office In schoolrooms and In tbe government of the towns and village*. Ute age of gal lantry and chivalry towards numan baa passed. This Is the unfeeUn woman ho* to shift for herself. Tblr ago sh« worked at seventh » oecu and now at 180. and grt* about halfi her labor-half the price that Mm who do it no better. I am »«hanSMi sex, and I never buy a sldn For 50V 'JgH , r. m tor men got of my ite bos* what I remember that a poor woman mad« it—modi) it in some garret- iorbed 'all day and part of tbe night. "With flags» weary an I worn I With eyelids heavy and red." / ' And yet these lords of ere that if woman is allowed tov» down In the slum* and lfl*Wne 1* down in tke slums **w and would grt Mi If she i-oultL I Icaow women who are at work for lees than a dollar a day and bave to support themselves and their llltle child ren out ol It, while their rieh employe» sit high up In tbe ehurche* and say amen and amen to the preacher's prayen. I know womrs, good women, accomplished women, whom men have ruined by neglect or aban donment, and all they can do ia suffer and be silent I know women whose unprinci pled husbands have been freaking their marri are vows ever since they mad* them, and still tbry paa* and repo«« in the com munity as gentlemen. But this Is the same old story—who cares! Now It is »aid that although the woman • suffrage till has passed the bouse of com mons by a large majority, it will be Ignomi nlously killed in the house of lord*—why, I should like to know? The lords are not a senate whose age and dignity might correct hasty or unwise legislation, but they are a pampered purse-proud nobility. The mor ot them ore and many of them have a« raf*r wives ** Brigham Yuung ever did. 7'' time is near at hand when womani/ 1 Lr® enfranchised in more ways than os*- r he Inw* of marriage and divorce a t* bw England now than ou». They ^ by the ehuroh-by the ^ It take# no little time to get married. The matter la considered and discussed openly and freely before an engMfemejtt is mate It munt be a union that la it to be mode and tho bands must be published and announced from the pulpit for so many Bobbatbs pre vious to the .•eremony. Consequently there are no elopement*-no runaways, and of course not so many dtvoroe*. Inconslder* ro un g people used to run away to Qret tVvti, h> Scotland, and be married by aa old 8< <.*tch blacksmith, tut those marri ng;» w< :« declared illegal about forty rear* ago, »ud now it is a crime to be married anywhere save In the church after the ban* bare been published. Great solemnity Is at tached to the ceremony. But here anybody can run away with anybody * daughter be married by anybody tn sort of fashion and get looso when ever they take a notion. The whole business of marrisge and divoree should be remodelled by congreeaAtnd made uniform in ull the states. It makes me sick to read thoso divorce advertisements of law yers in Chicago; "Divorce* obtained with out attracting attention." But tbe devil 1* now unchained and the thousand yean are ouL—Btu. Aar In Atlanta Constitution. at utù pretend rtshe wUl get r purity. Him t in c* MWN leal court*. at ns and ma Against Prize Mgbts. Misa Frances E. Willard of Castile*, N. Y., Friday was in commnnica tion with th* leading women ongaged in philanthropy and reform, ask ing if there can not be a combina tion of influence whereby women throughout the country will agree to give their patronage only to the news paper* that avoid furnishing extended account» ol prize fighta. tthe also asks that a protest be made by the woman hood of theoountry outba ground that tbe arbitration treaty and tha "Nevada bruising ring" präsent in combination the most incongruous spectacle. Trans-Mtttlsslppl Exposition. Active work on the Tran - Mississippi Exposition grounds commenced in Omaha, Neb., last Saturday, Superin tendent Geraldino and * corps of en gineers arc making tbe surveys and will place the locution of tbe various bitiUnugs, Arrangements ore made to torn tbe first dirt on Arbor Day, April 22 , when a great demonstration will be indulged in.