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TREND OF EVENTS
AT WASHINGTON.
Transpiracies ol Note, News and
Views of National Interest.
SULU'S SULTAN COMING.
Will be One of the Notable Visitors at
the St. Louis World's Fair-Adminis
tration now Turning Attention to
Bogota,
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Washington.—The senate ratified
the Cuban reciprocity treaty by a
of 50 to 16. Senator Foster, of
vote
Louisiana.delivared a strong speech
in opposition to the treaty.
The administration will now turn
its attention to Bogota, in the moun
tain fastnosses of Colombia, where
the next step in the grand scheme
for the construction ol an American
tacal to connect tho Atlantic acd
the Atlantic and Pacific ccsaos will
bo made. Considerable concern is
manifested here over reports that
have come from Panama to the effect
that a vigoious filibuster is to be
made against the treaty by certain
recalcitrant Colombian legislators,
and there is a prospect of a big fight
before the convention at Hogoto. It
is alleged thatGermany,England and
other European powers have emis
saries in the capitol of Co.ombia
who are industriously engaged in
putting up obstacles iu the path cf
the treaty. It is believed that there
is some truth in these reports,
known that Germany, especially,
would be pleased to prevent the
consummation of any deal oy which
the United States will have com
plete control over the Isthmian ca
nal. Then, again, some of the Co
lombian patriots have gone on a
strike" against tho treaty and are
holding out against it in the inter
est of personal gains. The French
Canal Company, however, is not
overlooking this point, and has rep
resentatives on the ground with
well-filled purses, whose duty it
will be to see that these kickers are
brought into line.
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The following general orders No.
12 from tte adjutant general's office
at Washington, will be of interest to
militiamen throughout tbe several
states:
By direction of the secretary of
general orders No. 81, July

war,
PI 17 , 1902, from this office, publishing
* tne regulations for the uniform of
(be army, amended by general oi
dars No. 95, Aug. 13, 1092, from
this office, is further amended as
hereinafter indicated. It will take
effect on July 1, 1903, by which
date all officers will be uniformed
and equipped as hhrein provided.
Officers now serving In the Philip
pines and Aiasxa will be alloVred to
the uniform hitherto pre
wear
scribed during tbe continuance of
duty here.
Issues by the quartermaster's
department of tte various articles
of uniform for the enlisted men,
wherein changes have been made,
will commence as soot as the pres
ent available supply of correspond
ing articles shall have been ex
hausted.
By ccommand of Lietuenant
General Miles.
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H. C. CORBIN.
Adjutant General and Major Gen
eral of tbe United States Army.
The regulations concerning uni
forms then follow. Tbe major-gen
eral's cap in the new stipulations
Indicates the richness of the regalia
provided. This cap alone will cost
its owner $30.
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The disappointment caus3d by the
news of the adoption of the United
States senate committe3te amend
ments of tbe Cuban reciprocity
treaty, and the prospect of delay at
Havana have been superceded by
expectations that the eventual out
will be an unassailable treaty,
come
helpful on the whote to th3 interests
of both countries.
Prehident Roosevelt is b'ing be
sieged with applications for places
the Isthmian canal commission.
Tbe president will take no action
until Colombia ratifies the treaty.
on
American Interests in Danger.
Washiigton.—The ruvy depart
ment was advised by Acting Secre
of State Loomis tbat reports
from tbe Dominican republic and
Hayti indicate that American inter
* est» there may be in neeJ of protsec
The navy department has
rdered tbe cruiser AtUnta to pro
ceed thence from PensaccU,
Mysterious Disappearance.
A woman visited Yazw City last
week elating to many that she had a
daughter in a hoepital at New Or
leans, and saying thaf she was raf
fling an exquisite suite of lurniture
io order to raise a aura sufficient to
have proper attention given her
cbiid. After securing about $300 the
woman, who called kersell Mrs. Da
vie, depat ted and nothing rpore
km hw»o heard frotq her.
tary
tion.
i
On convenibg next winter con |
gress will undertake to enact »up
plercentai legislation making thi I
Cuban reciprocity treaty effective J
but in the meanwhile it remains in
operative. A few of the amend
ments proposed were adopted, lb«
principal one providing tbut the re
ductioa of the duty on sugar shall
be nc greater than 20 per cent and
be opçrative for five years, acd that
nc other foreign country shall be
given a liko rcJucllon. Senator
Fester proposod and put the senate
on record on two or three other
amendments, which wore defeated
by a stnctly party vote,
these excluded Chinese labor; an
other put rice on the free list, and
the other struck out the tobacco
schedule. The amendments which
were adpoted will require the con
vention to be again ratified by the
Cuban senate.
One cl
Josic Javier, the alleged head of
the new Katipunan, a secret society
in tho Philippines, who has been
tried for treason and sedition, has
been convicted and sentenced to
five years' imprisonment and to pay
a fine of $5000.
William Crozier, editor cf the Ma
nila American, who was convicted
on the charge of libeling General
Davis, has been sentenced to two
months' imprisonment and to pay a
fire of $1000.
Minister Bowen has address'd a
note to the powers calling their at
tention to the delay in assigning tho
remaining Venezuela protocols, and
to the rumors that the allies will not
submit the question of preferential
treatment to The Hague tribunal.
Samuel Gorapers, president of the
American Federation of Labor, has
telegraphed the authorities at Tam- |
pa, Fla , demanding protection for
tbe labor organizers, who have beet
ordered to leave the city.
The amendments adopted by tho
senate may result in thedeatlvo
the Cuban reciprocity treaty. Min
ister Quesada has cabled President
Palma urging him to call the Cuban
congress in extra session to straight
en out the tangle.
Tho coast defense monitor Florida
has succeeded in making a speed
trial, and is satisfactory to both its
builders and the government trial
board.
Unitcd States Commissioner Alex
ander, at New York, has refused
bail for Whitaker Wright pending
his caxmination.
The city of Washington will ex
tend an invitation to tbe United
Confederate Veterans' Association
which meets in New Orleaus in May
to hold the next annual reucioa at
the National capital.
Seligtrian and Ço. have organized
an international tyndicate and of
fered to assume the debts of the
Venezuelan government.
William R. Hearst will take a
party of senators and representa
tives on a tour through the four
Territories seeking admission into
tbe Union as States.
The comptroller of the currency
has authorized the First National
Bank, of Laurel, Miss., to begin
business.
*
Tho cruiser Atlanta has been or
dered to San Dcmmgo and Hayti to
protect American interests.
The cabinet has authorized the
war department to send tents and
rations to Memphis, Tenn., for flood
refugees.
The Washington Star has bitterly
attackeo Senator Money's speech
the Indianoia, Miss., postofflee
on
case.
Senator Alger, of Michigan, will
visit New Orleans about April 12.
Will Marry April 15.
New York.—Miss Cathleen Neii
and Reginald C. Vanderbilt, it
« announced, will be married .oc
Wednesday April 15, in S*. Joseph
son
Roman Catholic church, Newport.
Hettic Green Forecloses.
Chicago—Trinity Epiao-jpil Church
gold under foreclosure by Hettie
has
a
to
her
the
was
Green, of a mortgage vrhioh ahe held
At'orney A. M.
on the property^
Feuce, acting for the congregation,
bought in the properly for the amouul
of the indebtednesn, $14,714.
attorney»' foea were $800, au t the in
terest $3,29«), all of which waa includ
ed in tho mortgage.
Tilt
Government's Diamonds.
New York—Diamonds valued at
more thKn $100,000 have been trans
ferred from the United State» Ap
praiser'rfitore to the vauiHof a safe dé
port company for safe kespiuj. Im
portera have been sending diamonds
to this country h large qnautiUes by
registered miil, *nd delay In paying
duty on them hai oraseJ a largo ao
pam dation in fiqraimse,
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THE REFLECT OF
JACKSON LOBBIES.
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Crisp Notes of State Interest
Culled at the Capital City.
BILL TO PUBUSHWAR RECORDS
V Both Northern and Southern Armies
Was Suggested by a Mississipplan.—
Adjutant General Looking After En
campment Matters.
Jackson.—Adjutant General Wil
liam Henry is in correspondence
with the secretary of war in regard
to the encampment of the State Na
tional Guard. The new bill provides
that the encampment is to be held
under the auspices of the United
States government. General Henry
is not clear as to the course that
will be pursued by the war depart
ment, and he is writing for infortnu
tino. General Henry and other offl
cers of the Naticnal Guard desire
the encampment to be held in Jack
son during the laying ol the corner
stone of the new capitol, and if the
war department will permit this the
encampment will probably be held
in this city,beginning the first week
in June. General Henry is making
requisition on the war department
for supplies for the National Guard
under the new law.
a
a
Governor Longino has received a
letter from Secretary of War Root
in regard to the publication ol the
war records of betb the Confederate
and B'ederal armies. . Tho letter was
terned ever to Dunbar Rowland, of
tbe department of history and ar:b
s vegt wbo j s really responsible for
| tbe paS31 ge of this bill. Mr. Row
land says that he will assist Mr. Root
iu every way possible in getting up
all records oi the Mississippi troops.
Mr. Rcwlund said that he believed
with the records in his department
and these at Washington that a com
plete roster of all the Mississippi
troops could be secured. He has
some records in his department that
Mr. Root has not got, and vice
Mr. Rowland would like the
versa.
co-operation cf all Confederate vet
erans in the State to tbe eud that
the Mississippi ehewing in the forth
coming book be as complete as pos
its
sible.
at
to
One of the things the legislature
which meets here Tuesday after
tho hrst Monday in January next,
wilt be called upon to do will be to
provide grounds and buildings for
the deaf and dumb. It will be re
called that the main building of this
institution was destroyed bv fire
last vear. The inmates are now
housed in cottages built with a view
of disposing of the same for private
residences then the location is
changed, thus saving money that
would have been lest had a tempo
rary dormitory been constructed.
There are a number of eligible
places near the city for a new home
for these unfortunates and there is
no doubt it will be properly looked
after. __
The police of the city have been
instructed to enforce the ordinance
against leaving teams unhitched on
8treetgj which has become quite
com , non practice during the last
a.
two years. The attention of the offi
was called sharply to the way
cers
this erdnianee is being violated
unhitched teams ran
and Amos Smith, tbeYlriver of
when two
away
one of them, a bakery wagon, was
thrown out and seriously injured.
His horse was frightened by another
horse wbich was left unhitched.
Tbe poilce say that the cocaine
habit among the negroes is spread
ing with great rapidity in Jackson.
It is estimated that there are a thou
sand or more negroes in tte city
who use the drug. Some of them
arrested by tbe police from time
to time and put in j »il, and they
suffer torture if they do not get it
during their term cf incarceration.
The Southern Baptist Press Asso
ciation has just clo3ïi a convention
at Biloxi, Mis3., with delegates from
seven States.
are
Ex-President Steyn III. %
The Hague.—The latest news re
cieved here regarding the condition
of former President Steyn of tbe
Orange Free State, who has been ill
for some time, at Ciarenz, Switzer
land, causes anxiety,
suffering from insamnia and is sub
ject tc fainting tits.
Mr. Steyn is
Grave of King Atilia.
London.— According to a Morning
advertiser dispatch from Vienna,
the announcement comes from Mar
burg that a peasant of 8t, Johann,
tbe Trave Valley, has discovered
of the Hunnish King At
Antiquarians <
in
the grave
ilia, ia that district,
have made repeated searches as they
Treasurer Lampton states tha<
gold nad absolutely vanished from
circulation as far os the State treos
His announce
ury Is concerned,
poent that he would accept gold
coin at Ita weight aloce has sent that
metal to cover. The magnificent
pair of gold acalei wbich he pur
ebasod to weigh the gold whi ch tc
expected to come in as usual make!
a very pretty ornament, but from
now on they will not be required
for use.
Dr. W. T. Bolling, pastor of tho
First Methodist church of this city,
has been selected to preach the com
mencement sermon at Wnitworth
College, Brook haven, May 24. He
will also deliver tho address at the
laying of the corner stone of the
Methodist church in that city
on May 25.
There are three railroad commis
sioners to bi elected in Mississippi,
from the Northern, ona from
the Middle and one from the South
ern district. They are not to be
nominated by the State at large as
heretofore, but by districts. They
are to be elected, however, by the
State at large.
The Oktibbeha State Fair Associa
tion at a meeting at Stark ville,
Miss., fixed October 7, 8 and 9 as
dates of holding the next fair.
The sixth annual meeting of the
Mssissippi Historical Society will
held at Ynzco City, April 23 and
now
one
24.
Guards Murdered.
Mazatlin, Mex.—The people are
rejoicing at the evident chacx to
the progress of the plague. There
were no deaths nor new cases Mon
day and none reported from Villa
Union and Siquiors. The supply
cf serum has oeea exhausted by the
locul demand, the people now hav
ing much cooti "fence in it. The re
lief committee has received to date
$236,996 and spent $198,090. Sun
day mght a miner murdered two
sanitary agents at Panuco who were
hunting for sick or suspected peo
ple. The assassin disappeared and
it is believed he fled to the state of
Durango.
seut ordering his arrest.
Telegrams have been
did
a
the
England Piles Up Expenditures.
London. — Ministers from Mr.
Chamberlain downward admit that
England is piling up expenditures
at an impossible rate,
payer can ill afford to pay present
taxes, when the times are good, and
trade will not always ba good. Min
isters point to one remedy, colonial
contributions to the navy,
show that these would be so small as
to afford no substantial relief if
forthcoming. The liberal remedy is
unsparing retrenchment alt around,
sucii effiicency in ail departments as
Mr. Chamberlain effected in the co
lonial office without increased cost,
and especially the abandonment of
Mr. Broderick's army scheme.
The tax
at
in
Critics
Frenchmen Make Fast Trip in Airship.
ParU.—Jacques Baisoo, a young
and rich adventurer, who once com
manded a Chilian gunboat, lately
made a remarkable aerial journey
with Thet Corot, another French
man. The two left St. Cloud at 11
. in the balloon St. Louis, lhey
a. rn
had plenty ot food, a small bed in
four pieces, a mattress and a safety
valve, the invention of Batson,
which provided the aeronauts with
hot water. Traveling before a west
erly wind, they passed rapidly to
ward the frontier and by nightfall
German territory, finally
were over
coming to earth in Hungary, fifty
miles southwest of Budapest, having
covored 807 miles in thirty hours.
Cabinet Crisis in Colombia.
Goneral Per
Bogota, Colombii
dc»mo, Prime Minister ; Sonor Paul t
Minister of Forego Affairs, and
Senor Lago, Minister of Finance, have
General Fernandez, the
resigned.
Minister of War, has assumed the
Premiership! and has taken charge of
the Finance Department, and Senor
Cassas, the Minister of Publie Instruc
tion hau taken over the administration
The crisis in
of the Foreign Office.
affects the future of the
no way
Panama Canal treaty.
Plague Abating.
ill
Mazatlin, Mexico.—There were
deaths from the plague Monday
deaths had
no
ic the city, and only ten
rred during tne first naif of the
occu
month.
British Liberals have beer,
encouraged by the recent victories
and they expect tc win in the next
general election.
The
is
Baer Wouldn't Talk,
Baer,
Philadelphia.—George F.
At- discuss the report.
<
president ol the Reading roai re
ceived the report of tbe strike com
Later he took a train foi
He refuses U
mission.^
bis irjme at Reading.
The demonstration in London in
Chamberlain
TOPICS OF MOMENT
FROM MISSISSIPPI
News of the Day and Notes by
the Way in the Bayou State.
PLOWS START ON STATE FARM
a
Expected to Cultivate 6,000 Acres This
Year But Because of Hlghwater Hin
drance There May Not Be That Mach.
Nearly 500 Convicts on the Farm.
A hundred plows have been start
ed at the Sunflower State farm. It
expected tc cultivate about 6000
acres this year, but there may not
be tbat much, since the heavy and
continued rains have somewhat re
tarded the clearing,
nearly 14,000 acres of this farm.
When the State bought it, it is said
that there was not a foot of it
was
There are
It bought it at an average
cleared.
price of $5.72 12 an acre.* More I
than 5000 acres have been cleared
by convict labor, and the clearing
will go on from year to year. The
policy of the board of control, pre
suroably, is to open up and put all
its land in cultivation as rapidly as
possible. Last year, on first year s
land, splendid crops were made,
There are between four and five
hundred convicts on the State farm.
All tbe necessary cages have been
built and they are substantial and
sanitary. A hospital building is now I
being erected. It is located near
an artesian well,
equipped with bathrooms, operating
rooms and model comforts and con
veniences. Water from the artesian
well will ba conducted through the
hospital, a miniature waterworks
being maintained.
It is to be
The
system
bayou nearby will accommodate the
sewerage from the hospital. A steam
ï
«rin to siQ all the cotton was erected
r K " . . tIal Poe ;
last year. Seven substantial rest
donees for «he Mrgu'to have been
erected and :oca«ed „i.b relereaee I
to the seven cages for tbe convicts
There is also a good residence for
the physician in charge. A consid
eruble portion of the farm is already
under fence.
did saw mill in operation from
which lumber for improvements is
furnished. Considerable timber has
been sold Irora the land. There are
a number of commodious barns for
the stock. The mules recently pur
chased are ail in good condition.
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.
Tbere is also a splen
Willing to Sell Out.
Since the decision of the supreme
,
court 'sustaining the right of the
city council to erect a waterworks, |
sewerage and electric light system,
at Yazoo City, it is understood the
owners of tbe oid system, which is
controlled by Mictigan and Yazoo
canal, are willing to dispose of tbelr !
property to the city for consider- L
ably less than the property is sup
posed to be worth. If the city de
termines to buy the property it will |gay
be entirely overhauled and placed
in first c«ass condition,together with | ra
many new improvements and the
extension of the system. With the j
waterworks system and the v
acquisitions of fire engines and j ^
tinguishers Yazoo City will num
ber among the first towns of Missis
sippi in fire protection.
ary
new
new
«'X
„ Hon. H. D. Money at Home.
The adjournment of the United |
States senate's special session re
leases Senator Moaey from bis offi
ciai engagements and permits him j
to return to Mississippi to look after
hia canvass fer his sea* in tbe senate,
which is threatened by the ambition |
cf Governor Longino. He is expect
ed to arrive in a few days and to
proceed at once to organize his
lorces for the campaign. His head- L
quarters will be at Carrollton, hie f
home tow t. • . : .
A Bride KHledby Machinery.
was
Mrs. Charles Guyne, who
accident aboard the I
Pride of Virginia, above
killed in an
steamer
Vicksburg, Mis3., had only been
married a snort time,havicg former
Miss Clara Newman, of
ly oeen ■
Hickman, Ky.»
Historical Society.
Official notice has been issued by
Secretary Riley that the State His
torical Association will meet at Ya
zoo City on April 23 and 24. An in
-■ has been pre
number of leading
teresting program
pared and
Mississippians will read papers
The usual reduced
secured and all indi
a
on
that occasion,
rate has been
cations point to a fine attendance.
Next Bankers' Convention.
New York—Although the executive
council ofHhe Ameroian Bankers' As
sociation has not fixed upon Sau Fran
cisco as the meeting place for the next
convention, so general ia the feeling
»hat that oitjr will be selected.
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Palma Pleased.
in
Havana.—President Palma ex
presses gratification at the ratifies-;
th 3 Cuban reciprocity
tion by
treaty,
Rjraarkable Surgical Operation.
A year and a liulf ago the infirma
ry at Hattiesburg performed a
tnarkablo case of surgery,
hod been shot The bullet passed
through his intestines, cutting thir
teen holes in them. They were
taken out and after the holes were
sawed up the/ were replaced. The
negro is as well as ever today. Hut
remarkable case than that
re*
A negro
01
a more
his come to light at the same in
firmary. Twelve days ago another
negro was shot. The bullet passed
through the stomach, liver intes
tines, right kidney and was found
lodged next to the skin just above
the hip bone. He was taken to the
Infirmary where the surgeon^ "split
him open" and sewed up the holes
made by the bullet- It was a crit
ical operation but successfully done.
)f
Judge Terrai Dead.
News has been received of the
death of Judge S. H. Terrai, asso
ciate justice ot the supreme court,
at his oid home in Clarke county,
whither he had gone to recuperate
ID
f or a season. His death creates a va
I cuncy on the bench which will have
to ba filled by appointment of the
governor. Souo three weeks ago
Judge Terrai retired temporarily
from the bench on account of ill
health. He hat a kidney affection
and believed that rest and treat
ment would restore them to heal th
sufficiently to resume his seat at tho
beginning of the fall term. Judge
J- H. Price, a leading South Mtssls
Uippi lawyer, was commissioned to
act in his stead for tho remainder of
I the March term,
Rare Honesty.
The publisher of the Cartha
ginian. at Carthage, had a rather
novel experience a few days ago.
Some year 9 «ago G. B. Nuse a citizen
of Leake county, was given a life
sentece to the penitentiary tor k ill -
Nuse is now serv
ing Jerry Weir.
ing out the sentence on the Green
ï field State farm, in Rankin county,
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The Cartnaglnian man received
C«" 8 regutered le '" C °"'
I •»!..»« money to pay for Nose . an
nouncement as a candidate in 1895,
* ! and enough to cover the interest for
. I the eight intervening years.
publisher had forgotten the claim
against Nuse, and the debt was
barred by statute of limitation.
The
ited
Postoffice Force Increased.
Postmaster Williams of Biloxi has
received official notice from the pos
tal department uf an increase in the
force of the office and increase in
the salaries, to take effect June,
1903. The allowance is made in def
to Postmaster Williams' re
erecce
, commendation made upon his taking
of the office. One additional
| gtamper ia a n owe d the office at a sal
! ^ bo g with every sympton of by
L ropbobia wa3 recently killed in
tbe p ow neighborhood of Lowndes
coun t. it was bitten by a mad dog
|gay a ral weeks ago but no attention
| ra i s takablc signs of the malady. It
j otber animais. It soon became so
v i c j 0 ag that it was found necessary
j ^ dispatch it.
ary of $500 a year and the present
stamper raised from $300 to $G00.
Hog Has Hydrophobia.
paid to it until it showed un
was
confined to keep it from biting
was
Sweet Music to Laurel.
The blasting of the graders on the
Mississippi,Jackson an.1 Kansas City
railroad can now oe easily heard in
| the city of Laurel._
Pants Factory Pays.
It is interesting and gratifying to
j nQte tbat ( be pa nts factories at Tu
pelo are paying big dividends and
having a demand for their goods
| larger tban || ; 8 possibie to supply,
L be Mississippi side was reported
f rom Duvall's in Issaquena county.
First Break in Mississippi.
The first break in the levees on
Town Sues Telephone Company.
The town of Hazlehurst has insfci
tuted a suit agaiust the Cutnborland
I Tcleubone Company for tbe sum of
$19 oo.
Campaign Buttons.
The campaign Dutton ia becoming
in evidence. •
Drop in Temperature Causes Damage.
Detroit, Mich.—Reports of damage
to the peaob and fruit erops as a re
sult of the drop iu temeratnre, after
the unusually warm weather are
iog iu from westeru Michigan,
ports from Greenville and Games
Township show that but few livo buds
have been found on the trees. At St.
Joseph much damage was done peaches
and small fruits.
In
Castro Offers to Compromise.
As
Paris.—The French government
has received a definite offer of $200,
IKK) from Venezuela as a settlement
of all claims of France prior tc 1892.
The purpose of the offer to avoid
further arbitration of these claims
which originally amounted to con
siderably more than the sum ol
The whole amount will be
ex
fered.
pai( j when notice of France's nc
icopbraee, which is not yej given, b
1 received,
CASTRO RESlüNS
THE PRESIDENCY.
01 the Venezuelan Republc Un
expectedly,
DELIVERED BIS MESSAGE.
rhea Tendered His Résignation-*™«
Term Would Not Have Expired Until
February 20th, 1908 —Brief Sketch
•••Venezuelan Congress may not Accept
Caracas—President Castro has re
signed.
He placed hia resignation in the
hands of oongress after reading the
presidential message.
Now York—la the ordinary course
)f events President Castro's term
would have ended February 20, 1908
Se was elected president of Venezuela
March 80, 1900. by the oonstlta
»nt assembly Senor Castro, when the
presidency changed bands some time
previous to that date, had proclaimed
liimelf president and the United
States government in Novembjr, 1880
aad officially reojguized the de faoto
government healed by him
Kctiou of the constituent assembly
egalized his position and inveatod
Pirn with fall powers of a presidential
ruler to the limit of its authority.
Up to that time, while being geoer
illy recognized as présidant of Ven
izneia, he had in reality been simply
lireotor of the republic.
A year later, as already stated, the
Venezuelan oongress ratified bis elec
;ion and regularly installed him
jresiJont of Venezuela for a term of
dx years, dating from February 20,
1902.
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Tba
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Washington- Beoretary Hay has re
tired a dispatch from Mr. Bassel!»
she United States charge at Caracas,
•onflrmiog the report of President
Dastro's resignation, but stated that
doubted if the Venezuelan congres«
k ould accept it.
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NEQRO'S TERRIBLE DEED.
Murders a Farmer and Seriously Wounds
His Niece.
Charlotte, N. C.—A special from
Reidsville says that Sidney Blair, a
'armer, aged 69 years,
lered and his niece, Miss Saille
Walker, was shot three times and
ler.ously wounded by a negro
named John Broadnax. The affair
occurred five miles from Reidsville.
About dark while Mr. Blair and hi*
aiece were at supper the negro vis
ited the heme and engaged in a con
versation with Mr. Blair. Without
warning he drew his pistol and
fired upon them,
killed almost instantly, two bullets
taking effect. Tbe negro thee dis
charged the * pistol at Miss Walicer.
3be escaped severely wounded and
warned the neighbors, who found
the negro in tte act of pillaging tbe
bouse. He was safely placed in
Reidsville jail. There was talk of
lynching and company G, third
regiment, ot the national guard, wai
held at the armory all day.
was mur*
Mr. Blair wa9
DOUBLE HANGING.
Double Execution Pulled off it Star
City, Arkansas.
Little Rok, Ark.—A douole hang
ing took place at Star City, Lincoln
county, las tweek, when James Ruf
flu and Jay Green, both negroes,
paid the death penalty for the our*
dreof Don McGee on Junuary 3,
1902, McGee was shot from ambush
while ridiug a bicycle heme from a
neighbor's house and died from bis
wounds a few hours later. Ruffin
was arrested the same day on sus
picion and the arrest of Green soon
tollowed.
March 12, 1902, and sentenced tc
hang April 25, 1902. An appeal was
taken to the supreme court, which
affirmed tbe judgment of tbe lower
court and on January 15, 1903, the
fixed February 13 as the
On Febru
The men were convicted
governor
date for the execution.
12 the governor granted a stay
of execution of thirty dtfys to inves
tigate new evidence. Tbe reprieve
granted by the governor expired
tast Sunday.
ary
Unable to Agree.
Chicago.—The Western Passenger
Association meeting has adjournec
unable to reach an agreement re
garding the Elkins law. The in
crease in the miulmum excess bag
gage charge from 15 to 25 cents was
canceled.
$2 for tKl? round trip was granted
for the World's Fair dedication ser
vice 8.
A rate of one fire plus
Stepped Off the Dock.
Galvetston, Texas.—Capt. John
Behrmac, of the schooner Brazos,
lost his life about 8 o'clock Saturday
night by drowning. He returned
from tbe city ubout that time and
was in tbe act of crossing the whar:
to his vessel when he stepped off
tbe decks. Hie residence is ut Balti
more, Md., and so far as can Dt
learned bis family consists of-a wife
and son. This was his first trip tc
Galveston,
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