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LEGISLATURE. f A WEEK'S DELIBERATIONS OF THE ST ATE'S SOLONS 1. WELL S VAGRANCY BILL Made » Special Order for January 26. —Prohibition Fight Begun and Amendment Covering Question Up l For Consideration. SATURDAY, nàte was in session to having adjourned until : committee to purchase carpet for senate reported that carpet had Leen ordered. ' A resolution was introduced by Senator Stone that the state accept and appropriate funds for support of * Hie Soldiers' Home at Beauvoir. Re Ftrred to committee on pensions. Senator Smith introduced two bills Of more than passing importance; one $o provide a method for corporations to surrender their charters and the other to exempt directors ol' manufac turing companies from the debts by the companies in excess of the amount of capital stock. He also introduced a bill to allow corporations to pur chase *nd hold property to the amount ef one million dollars. Senate bill No. 65 which provides for additional notary publics was passed. n ^ Only the sen y, &e houie ônday. MONDAY. The senate this afternoon devoted most of it» time to passing a bill pro viding for experiment stations, and bills providing for establishing three of them were passed, one to be locat ed in or near the counties of De Soto and Marshall, the other in the Yazoo Mississippi Delta and the other in the Sixth Judicial District, which is in couth Mississippi. The senate also passed a bill making the office of coun ty superintendent of Hinds county, elective instead of appointive. The rule excluding visitors from the floor of the senate was suspended during the session. The rules committee recommended that the finance committee be increas ed te fourteen. A resolution was adopted looking to the improvement of the capitol grounds. Senate bill No. 4, to reimburse J. W. Stanton for money expended on pebool warrants passed in the senate. The feature of the house today was the adoption of a resolution condemn ing the president for dosing the In dianola posteflice. The bouse reconsidered and pass ed the bill providing for a stenogra pher for the committees at a salary of $65 per month. In the bouse important bill« were Introduced as follows: To create of fice of surveyor general; to license surveyors; to amend code in refer ence to writ do lunatico; to raise sum paid supervisors where no road com missioner is employed; to provide for removal of county »eats; •e regulate stock law; to have cov ered back into the state treasury, to the credit of the general fund, all money from the common school fund in the different counties of the state remaining unused at the end of each scholastic year; education to require bookkeeper and clerk in treasurer's office to make bond in surety compa ny; to provide pensions for Confed erate soldiers; to make waterworks colipsnies carry out their contracts. TUESDAY. i In both hpu»ea United States sen ators were elected. Senator Money's term begins Maroh 4th 1906, and Sen JdcLeurin'» on March $th, 1907. louses F« r e treated to the ood of bills introduced. star Both usual Ü WEDNESDAY. r There were few features of unusual Interest in either house today though, now that the new governor has been inducted into office, it can be said that both bodies have gotten down to work. The confirmation of the nomination of both United States senators took place today. In the house the Wells va grancy law was made a special order for Monday. Tho prohibition amend ment to the constitution was intro duced today. It was drawn up by the prohibition oemmittee and has to be submitted to the people. It is intend ed to prohibit tho sale of liquor in the •täte. ' Ths house passed a bill increasing the appropriation fqr indigent confed erate veterans by $50,000 a year, and also passed tbe "Jim Crow'' Street tar Bill which provides for separate compartments for white and colored Opposes Union Labor. Birmingham, Ale.—Birmingham has e weekly publication in the interest of the "Citizens' Alliance,'' that orga nization whioh is opposed to union la bor organizations. The publication is called tbe "Citizens' Alliance Bulle tin," and N. F. Thompson, the secre tary of the local branch of the organi zation is to be editor and publisher. Tbe paper is being printed in a non union dffies. I Ice-Bound Steamer in Peril. '' Chicago. — The steamer Iowa, of the * Goodrich line, with a crew of fifty men and fifteen passenger«, i* icebound, ibe two-mile crib, north of Chi cago harbor. Difficulty was tired by the boat in leaving the har bor, and when several miles from chore it was unable to proceed. The boat is being kept in view by men at the life-saving station, although no danger is feared. Tbe boat has pro visions for three days. uncoun . . 1È 51 street ear passengers. It 1« modeled after the law now in foroe in Louis iana. Tlie senate passed the bouse bill making good certain cuaitracta where parties bad failed to take oût sufficient privilege tax ,and wbo were thereby barred from collecting property destroyed by n_ „ m The speaker of the bouse announced the bouse committee to redistrict the state as follows: Graves, Wells, Watts, of Lauderdale, Cowan, Stevens, Ad corn, Barber, Collier, Whitney, Shef field, Meharg and Hooker. The senate passed senate bill No. 5, which provides that boards of supervi sors can make partial payments on courthouses during their construction. A bill has been introduced in the bouse to prevent any one addicted to the use of morphine opium or liquor, from practicing jpedicine. House Bill No. 43, defining vagrau introdueed by Representative Wells of Hinds, provides that persons wandering or strolling in idleness who are able to work and hav« no property to support them, persons leading im moral aud profligate lives, persons who loaf in cities, towns and villages for the greater portion of their tims withont any employment and who have no visible means of support, and who live by stealing or dealing in stolen property; every person who maintains himself for the most part by gambling, every common prostitute every person who deserts his wife or family, every able-bodied man who lives without work, all persons who are able to work and do not do so, and those who live upon the work of their minor children, shall be declared vagrants within the meaning of this statute. All persons over 16 and un der 21 able to work who do not do so and who are not attending school and have no visible means of support, are declared vagrants. The bill was in troduced by Mr. W. Calvin Wells, of Hinds, and is a copy of the Calvin Va grancy Law of Georgia. One of the provisions of the bill is that every va grant shall give a bond of $250 guar anteeing that lie will work for a per iod of twelve months. insurance on cy, THURSDAY. There is every indication of a re of the fight incident to that currence brought on by the famous merger case, the absorption of the M. & O., by the Southern railroad. The judieisnry committee reported, favorably on the bill making the first Monday in September a legal holiday. Senate Bill No. 42 providing that the state shall pay premiums on offi cial bonds was passed in the senate. A bill has been introduced in the bouse providing a penalty for receiv ing from public officers and others money or other things known to have been embezzled. FRIDAY. The house basaccepted an invitation to visit the Vicksburg Military Park Thursday next. Two chîîcl labor bills were discussed today before the committee .on immi gration and labor and it is likely the committee will draft a bill of its own for submission to the house involving the best features of each of these bills. A bill was introduced in the house by Mr. Smith of Holmes requiring the railroads to report to telephone ex changes the time of arrival and depar ture of trains and the maintenance of bulletin boards at said exchanges. SATURDAY. There was practically nothing done in the legislature today, the senate having adjourned till Monday and the house only bolding a short session. The bonse commit tes on regulations and elections bts decided to report favorably on the bill amending the Noel primary law and it is expected this report will be made Tuesday. Friday the judiciary committee will consider the action of the merger case. The Robbina bill exempting Ö per cent, loans from taxation has been re ported on favorably. Legislative Note«. The Legislature is going to be put to the test in the matter of a bond is It will be remembered that the sue. legislature of four years ago author ized the Governor to float one million dollars' worth of bonds for the pur pose of building the state capitol. The bonds were not issued and the State built the Capitol withont them, paying the contractors out of the general fund, which was kept at a dangerously low ebb for several months, and dur ing which time it was necessary for large warrants to be cashed in Mem phis banks at a discount. But for the collections made by the revenue agent there is no doubt the bonds would ha vs been issued. There is today a Calhoun's Body Found. Hon. 8. 8. Calhoun, Justice of the Supreme Court, has received a pri vate telegram from Little Rock, Ark., stating that the body of his nephew, John Calhoun, formerly of Holly Springs, had been found at the hot tom of the Arkansas river, and that from marks on same it wa* cartai. that the young man bad Wen. murder ed He 'was a soldier of ths. United Stales army. -Death and Marriage. Martin, Tenn.-Mr*. Will Murray died Wednesday at this place. Her remain* were »hipped to Mat toon, 111., for burial. She leave* a husband and several relatives. Mrs. Murray be fore her death requested her sister, Miss Ridway, and Mr. Smith to marry at her bedside, a* she knew they in tended to marry shortly. But before the license reached here she died. The le wer« married by Rev. home of D. E. Snook*. young peut' Scott at . tue 5, considerable sum of cash in the state traaati when school teachers of the state get their little etipende the cupboard wül be bare and if the present Legislature does not make arrangements to float bond* or borrow money there will be •uoh a howl aa was never before ex perienced in the state. The legislature hae done nothing of serious moment during the past twen ty-four hours but the office hours of the several state officials have been changed and fixed so as to suit the convenience of the public instead of the officials. In future they will not close shop for dinner but will keep their respective place« open for the accommodation of the public. There was a long debate over the proposition to vote the fire department of the city of Jackson the sum of $2, 000 per annum, but it was lost and in future tbs department will receive only $1,000 from the state instead of $1,500, as heretofore. The State Senate wrangled all last evening on a proposition to have teaeh era' licenses granted in one eounty good for any county wherein the bold er desires to teach but the members would have none of it. It was con tended that the superintendent* of some counties are entirely too lax in their examinations and that it would not be fair to the honest superinten dents to have the lax ones thus recog nized. about $000,000, It is said, but legislators are paid and the 2 : STATE OF TRADE. Fading of War Prospects, High Wheat Prices Make Money FlontifuL New York.—Special telegrams from correspondents of the International Mercantile Agency * respecting the state of trade throughout tthe United States are summarized as follows: The most encouraging developments of the week are the widening demand for all forms of iron and steel at Pittsburg and Chicago, with increas ed confidence that bottom prices have been reached. Other features are the fading of war prospects, a real plethora of mon ey at New York and Western centers, and the highest prices for wheat since 1898, due to increased milling demand for home and foreign requirements, and a greatly oversold May option at Chicago. Other advances in prices were coorn, oats, prints cloths, cotton, coffee, leather, hides, tin and copper, with partial reactions in the last two. Silk piece goods are in better demand and prints are hardening. Boston's wool shipments exceed those of a year Shoes aud leather are firm at ago. advances. Most important industrial negotia tions are about to be begun at Indian apolis. The miners' union want 16 per cent, higher wages for picked coal and move than that for machine min ed. Bituminous operators in four states want a reduction. .. . St. Louis says dry goods buyers from the Southwest are taking liber ally in the face of higher prices. Phil adelphia textile industries, except cot tons, are busy. AT BAYONETS POINT. , Importation of Mexican Dollars was Resumed After Twenty Years. Manila.—Manager Jours,. of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank dur ng the public discussion now going on, prior to the passage of the supplemen tal currency act, declared that the banks had a letter from Gen. Merritt upon the strength of which the impor tation of Mexican dollars was resum ed after twenty years' prohibition. He said that the importation of this eoin not voluntary upon the part of the banks, but was forced upon them by the military authorities practically at the point of the bayonet. American soldiers entered the banks demanding local currency for gold, some even going to the length of en forcing their demands at the muzzle of a revolver. There were 23,000 troops landed within three months, to pay whom the quartermaster and pay master drew letters of credit for half a million sterling which Jours, on his part, found himself unable to convert into coig, and consequently closed the bank. Gen. Greene then issued an order thatgpnless the bank opened and ufed these drafts into money for the t reops he would place Jours under guard and threatened to lock him up. The discussion will be continued. places of safey. cka Many Freshets. suows have Pittsburg.—Melting caused freshets in all the rivers of the north and west. An unprecedented fleed is predicted at Pittsburg and residents of lowlands are fleeing to Bryan Defends Unionism New York.—An attack on labor un ions made by former Assistant Attor ney General Jame* M. Beck, of 1 In 1 adelpbia, was the cause for the re mark* made by W lUiam J. Bryan, in departing from the text of his speech at the Holland society-dinner just held here. Mr. Bryan declared there is greater danger from' corporations which defy the law than from labor unions. Safe Confiscated. San Francisco Cal.—The Wells-Far *afe, reported to hare contained $80,000, wa* stolen from the South Pacific's Sunset Limited, »ear San Ardo, Csl »• era i Resignation Now. New Orleans.—Advices from Bogo ta confirm the cable dispatche* contiy about the change, spirit to resignation in Colobia. ns from war TRAIN SAVED BY NEGROES be of of of in in - . v WRECK ON THE VALLET ROAD NARROWLY AVERTED. GREAT PRESENCE OF MIND Displayeu by Two Men in Most Try ing Situation—Cabinet Meetings for State Officers Proposed by Govern or Vardaman. While the southbound Yazoo Yazoo and Mississippi Valley passenger train was running at full speed near O'Reilly station, it was sigualed and supped by two negroes, just in time to avert an accident. During the heavy storm that had passed over that sec tion but a short time before a large tree bad been blown across the track. The negroes, who were walking on the track, discovered it, and one of them, knowing the fast train was nearly due, ran t« a switeh, detached the red lan tern and ran back and in time to sig nal the train. When the passengers and orew discovered their narrow es cape they not only thanked the two negroes, but made up a purse of more than $20 and gave them for their thoughtfulness, which probably saved a number of lives, as the train would doubtless bave erashed into the tree and been wrecked. The obstruction was cut in two and removed delaying the train about an hour. Preparing State's Fair Exhibit. Hon. R. H. Henry World's Fair Commissioner for the State of Missis sippi, addressed the legislature by special iuvitation telling the lawmak ers of hit stewardship, what he has accomplished so far and what he ex pects to do in the future in the way of preparing for the Mississippi ex hibit. Mr. Hepry apparently convinc ed the Legislature that an additional appropriation of $15,000 would be ab solutely necessary to properly present] the State and its wonderful resources" in a way that would prove creditable to the citizens generally and atttract the attention of the balance of the world. The Legislature of two years ago appropriated $50,000, but it has been found that it is not sufficient, in view of the fact that it cost $15,000 to reproduce Beauvoir, the last home of Jefferson Davis, on the grounds, and because of the rules and regula tions governing all exhibits. The casings the jars the receptacles of all kinds are to be made after patterns laid down by the management of the great exposition, and they are costly, much more eostly thau any Mississip pi ever dreamed they would be when the exhibition was first contem plated. The address proved an'eye opener to the legislators, and there does not seem to be any doubt the in creased sum will be voted. A Murderer's Reward. A gentleman« ; from Madison county reports that Israel Lewis an ex-con vict, who was released from the State prison about six months ago, and who returned to his family and home, ten ïdiles north of here*. has been killed, and that the community is rejoicing over his departure to that bourne from w^ich no traveler re tarns. X few dfÿs ago Lewis attempt ed to kill his entire family by strych nine poisoning, and failing in that he got bis old shotgun and began firing. He shot down his son, mortally wounded, and wa# cnasing ibe smaller children around the house like rabbits whan his wife fired on bim from inside of the house killing him in stantly. Newton on $ Boom. A boom seems to have struck New top, eaased by the building of the new railroad through the place. Since the $100,600 company was organized a few days ago to put in an industrial plant, a company has been formed to engage in the wholesale grocery bnsi neec in Newton, ' to be incorporated with a capital of $50,000, the firm to be Waltcn Bros. Wholesale Grocery Company. The Myer-Neville Hardware Cogipauy of Meridian, has purchased a lot there and will estab lish a branch wholesale hardware house in Newton, the building to be put up at no distant day. oasai To Repair Joseph Henry. Capt. W. H. Morgan has returned to Vicksburg from Memphis. As soon as the ice breaks in the northern rive'rs he intends taking the steamboat Joseph Henry to Paducah for repairs before taking her to St. Louis as a World's Fair excursion boat. Railroad Completed. The laying of steel on the Mobile bile Jaeksou and Kansas City rail road has. been completed to Bay Spring*. This complete* the line from Mobile to this point a distance of 140 miles. It is understood tliat regular train service will be extended to Bay The contract for Spring* at once, the depot has been let and work wiill begin as soon a* material is put on the ground. State Cabinet Meeting*. In the future the heads of the dif férent state departments will meet with the governor on tbe first of each month and discuss matters of interest to th: denartmenis. The suggestion Fas made by Gov. Vardaman, and met With the hearty appr val of the offi cials at the capitol It will be in tbe nature of a fabi»et nc Ming, and will enable toe gbveruor to keep well i*. $, rated ah to tbe needs of the various bvatiehes. '' ■ ii_ Injured in a Runaway. J. T. ALford, a prominent citisen of Laurel, is suffering from concussion of the brain as the result of a runaway. Mr. Alford, accompanied by a lady and little fractious h «* £i, was driving a pair of loRpe. In some manner the tongue-bolt was lost and the tongue fell to the horses heels. This caused the runaway which may result serious ly for Mr. Alford. The lady and little girl were also thrown from the car riage, but were uninjured. Gulfport May be Repaired. Cel. Howe, of the United States Army was in Gulfport andd visited Ship Island for the purpose of in specting Fort Massachusetts with a view of repairing it or constructing a new one. The protection of Ship Island pass has been made necessary by the growing importance of the shipping at Gulfport. Barn Collapsed. A message received at tbe office of the Mississippi Penitentiary Board of Control announces that one of the barns on the Weatbersby plantation in the delta had collapsed while ten mules were in the building, killing two and injuring several others. Messina is Acquitted. Joseph Messins, Jr., a young Ital ian who shot and killed an old man named C. E. Croft some time ago at Jacksou, has been tried and acquitted. Croft went to Messina's home at night, and the young man claimed he had insulted his mother. Escaped Convict Caught. Douglass Wingate an escaped con vict who got away from Howard farm last September bas been recaptured at Vicksburg and will be sent back to serve out his sentence. Wingate was sent up for burglary for a term of two years. __ Ice Gorge Does Damage. Logansport, Ind. -Ice has begun moving out of the Wabash river doing mueh damage to property. The gorge broke near the Market street bridge and water overflowed Eel river avenue, filling the cellars and basements of the fine residence on this street. River side Park was converted into a lake and many families left tfieir homes, fearing their houses would be swept away. Water backing up has caused the city electric light plant to shut down. At Adamsboro this county, the dam across Eel river was washed away The water is rising at Lafayette and the strawboard plant will probably close. Mother Kills Her Children. New York.—Mrs. Louis A. Ellion, of New York, killed her two young children irt a fit of despondency, and attempted suieide. Kentucky Wants Them. Frankfort, Ky.—Senator Hanna as well as Senator Gorman have been invited to address the Kentucky leg islature. Colonization Plan. Montgomery, Ala.—Seven thous and acres of land in Washington county, Alabama, will be devoted to colozination purposes. To Establish Protectorate. Washington.—It is said that a del egate has left San Domingo to ask the United 8tate* to establish a protec torate over the country. Wants It Ratified. Mobile Ala.—The Mobile chamber of commerce adopted resolutions urg ing the Alabama senators to vote for the ratification of the Panama Canal treaty. Roosevelt Also Wanted. Frankfort Ky.—The Kentucky Leg islature after inviting Hanna and Gor man to make speeches, now wants to invite President Roosevelt. St. Louis Gets Convention. St. Louis.—The canal convention of the United Daughters of the Confed eracy will be held in St. Louis during October. Fortunate Atlanta. Atlanta.—By a vote of 18 to 3, rep resentatives of seven Presbyterian Synods decided to recommend the con solidation of two universities into one large institution at Atlanta. People Still Panicky. Chicago.—Fire in a hotel here, whose guests were members of strand ed theatrical companies, came near re sulting in a panic. National Board Resolutes. Washington—The National Board of Trade adopted resolutions affect commercial conditions. ing Unearth Den of Counterfeiters. Chicago.—A raid made by deputy United States marshal* on a fiat in Morgan streets, has resulted in the ar rest of John O'Shea, Henry Cotter and Fred Sullivan, a saloonkeeper, on the charge of counterfeiting and passing counterfeit money. held under $1,000 bonds. Molds, were The men were die* and partly completed coins seized. Thibetans Show Fight. Thibet.—A force of British infan try surprised some of the Mullah's forces aud killed fifty and captured 3,000 camels. The Thibetans are show ing fight and theraten to appeal to Russia to keep the British expedition ont. Schwab is Willing. New York.—It is said lb«t >v.. .»ab is willing to let go his eouirol of the Bethlehnm Steel Works and to help reorganize the Shipbuilding Trust. GORGES AND HIGH WATER «* * DANGER FROM FLOODS IS IM MINENT. MISSISSIPPI TO ATLANTIC Waters Rage in Rivers.—Loss of Life Confronts Two Pennsylvania Cities. Property Loss Runs Into ths Million. New York.—From the Mississippi Valley to the Atlantic Ocean, in the northern part of the United States, the snows are melting on the moun tain sides, rivers are flooded to their banks, ice is gorged at dami and bridges and disastrous floods tbreat tn. A train was caught in the rising waters near Pittsburg and scores of passengers had to be taken to the shore in skiffs. Five persons were drowned near Sharon, Pa., three are believed to have been drowned from barge* near Pittsburg, and one man lost bis life at Wilmington, Del. While New York is in no danger of be ing overwhelmed by floods, the eity and the outlying sections are deep in mud and slush, sewer openings ars clogged until the gutters are ill-smell ing ponds and doctors are rushed to the verge of nervous prostration. Ths Mississippi and Ohio rivers have already spread over the bottom lands, and residents along the low banks have taken to the hills. In Pittsburg and Allegheny the Monon gahela and Allegheny rivers are on a rampage. These rivers are thirty-five feet above high water mark and are pour ing mountains of ice into the Ohio. The lower parts of Pittsburg and Al legheny are submerged, steel mills have been shut down and the flood is rushing down the Ohio river valley with imminent danger of a big ice gorge and the highest water in twen ty-five years. The property loss in that section already amounts to $!*■ 000,000.* Closer to home the floods are just as threatening. The unfort unate eity of Paterson, N. J., is pre paring for another flood as disastrous ss that of a year ago. Up in the Adirondacks and the Catskills the mountain streams are torrents. The upper Hudson is rising and ice is forming dams at bridges. Unless there is a cold wave of unlook ed-for severity such floods as do not usually oecur until late in the spring are sure to take lives and cause im mense damage to property. Ohio. Cincinnati.—The sudden fall in temperature has done much to remove apprehension of a flood. The river here has actually fallen during the night and is almost clear of ice. At Portmouth O., the river is still ten feet lower than here, and while there has been a phenominal rise at Pitts burg there is no ccorresponding inflow from the Kanawha and other southern tributaries. This condition make* it reasonably certain that there will be no disastrous flood on this part of the river. Danger Considered Over. Cleveland.—It is bslieved that all danger of further extensive damage by flood is over. The three big steam ers that broke from their moorings still lie tightly wedged together against the Superior street viaduct. On aocount of a big natural gas main beiug washed away there was a short age of fuel and heat in thousands of dwellings throughout ths eity. The weather is mueh colder. Farther Rise Expected. Bellaire, 0.—The Ohio river gauge shows 39 feet of water in the channel and a further rise of five feet is ex pected. The lower part of the eity is submerged. The Wheeling Traction Company's line, on the Ohio side of the river, it under water for nearly a mile, and much damage has resulted. Whereabouts of Brinco. Washington.—The Corean minister has authorized the statement that there has been no attempt to conceal the whereabouts of the Crown Prince of Euiwha. He said that the young man is at present and has been for some time at Roanoke College, Salem, Va., and that recently he had made several visits to this city, always stop ping at the legation. Regarding affairs in Corea, the min ister said that the latest advices from Seoul were to the effect that every thing was quiet. He was without in formation concerning the latest de velopments in the dispute between Russia and Japan. Fights Way Out. l Swakopmuk, German Southwest Af rica.—lieutenant Z&elow's force of 120 men, whioh,. a* announced Jan. 16, appeared to be jrï a dangerous po sition near Waldau, has fought its way through the rebels beseiging Oka handja and ha« joined the garrison, which occupies a strong position. About twenty-five miles of -the rail road are reported to have been de stroyed. Cotton in Africa. London.—John and Selby Neely, cotton experts from Mississippi hav« sailed from Liverpool for Sierra Le one, west coast of Africa, under the auspice* of the British Cotton Grow ers' Association. The Neelys, who are accompanied by three negro«» from the Southern eotton belt, will con duct exhaustive experiments in the Si erra Leone district and also will visit Nigeria and report on the progress made there in cotton cultivation. ALL THE WORLD IN PARAGRAPHS REVIEW 07 HAPPENINGS FROM XAET RATIONS. FLASHES FROM THE WIRE Condensed and Served While Hot in Labor Saving Slices for ths Convsniencs and Plttsure of Our Busy Readers. Ned Howard Fowler, actor, suicided at Columbus, Ohio. A rich deposit of radium is reported north of Austin, Tex. The protected cruiser Charleston was launched at Newport News, Va. Three persons were killed by the eyclone in Monroe eounty, Miss. Miuister Powell ha* recognized the provisional government in San Domiu go. For the third time in two weeks fire broke out in the Chicago Palace Ho tel. An attempt has been made to as sassinate a governor in Russian Po land. England ha* postponed indefinitely the issue of the proposed Transvaal loan. James Walters, alleged diamond thief, was captured at Minneapolis Minn. Hull, Ala., susained serious dam age from the recent storm. One negro was killed. The town of Aalesand, in Norway, ha* been destroyed by fire, and a loss of $4,000,00 sustained. Two Mississippi cotton experts have sailed from Liverpool for Africa to exploit cotton fields. One suspect has been arrested in connecion with the murder of Mi*s Schaefer at Bedford, Ind, Mrs. Ballista Penteska, giving New Orleans as her home, wo* arrested ii* Paris on a charge of theft. The responsibility for the Iroquois fire aud disaster has been placed vn the managers and builders. Mrs. Sarah Schaefer, school teacher at Bedford. Ind., has been mysterious ly assaulted and murdered. Turkey has granted amnesty to al? Bulgarians and Macedonians iropH cated in recent disturbances. General Cacere* has won a victory over Jiminez in San Domingo. The Cruiser Minneapolis has left. Chicago millionaire* contemplate colonizing the slum population of American cities upon farms. One person was killed and several connection with the murder of Miss at an oil well at Tulaia, Ind. T. A small force of Germans have suc cessfully fought their way through be seiging negroes in South Africa. North Birmingham sustained $10. 000 damage and the destruction of thirty-six houses by the eyclone. Venezuela now has $10,000,000 with whiifh to pay part of the claims awarded by The Hague Tribunal. Mm. Catherine Bechtel, charged with complicity in the murder of her daughter, was acquitted at Allentown, 8cwab and he Sheldon Syndicate have perfected a plan for the re-or ganization of the Shipbuilding Trust. Prompt work by soldiers at Fort Sam Houston Texas, saved govern ment property from destruction by fire. Lieutenant flake hae been killed aud Lieutenant Roberts and a pri vate wounded while scouting in Moros territory. A gang at Petersburg, Iud., assault ed a woman, her husband being pre vented from interfering at the point of a revolver. Eight members of the crew of the schooner Augusta Hunt were drown ed by the wrecking of the vessel off Long Island, N. Y. Senator Burton, of Kansas has been indicted by the Federal Grand Jury at St. Loni* for accepting a bribe from a commission house. ^ It looks as if he outbreak in the east will begin in Corea. Conditions are very threatening there now, and Japan is preparing to send in army there. There have been many attacks on Japanese. Japan has announced that mediation would not be accept able. The real situation in China is the question of the salvation of the dynasty. It is announced that four divisions of Japanese troops will shortly be landed in, Corea to restore order. At Port A rthur it is believed a decision will be reached shortly, and war or peace will be determined. Corea bas announced her neutrality in the event of war. W. J. Bryan in an interview said that no man who voted for Palmer and Buckner in 1896 could be nominated on the democratic ticket. The flood situation at Pittsburg seems to have become less acute, though a great amount of damage has been done. Ohio, Indiana and Penn sylvania rivers are still cutting up ca pers, and several reports of fatalities have been made. There was a spirited debate in the French Chamber over the expulsion of an Alsatian priest who was accused of fomenting political discord. Th« wounds of the Franeo-Prossmn Far were re-opened.