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ENTER COUNTRY SAYS SENATOR PATTERSON IN A STARTLING SPEECH. IMMEDIATE ACTION URGED Else Through the Denunciation of The Exclusion Treaty of 1894. by The * Chinese The Chinks Can Flood The Country. ^ . t Washington.—Mr. Patterson ad Idressed the senate on the denuncia tion of the Chinese exelusion treaty tof 1894 by the Chinese government. He announced hia conviction that un less additional legislation is had before adjourn« every barrier pongress ngainst Chinese immigration that has been built will be removed on the 7th of December next, and the ports of the leountry thrown open to the unre stricted coming of the Chinese hordes, whose invasion of the United States was arrested twenty years ago. This bpinion was based upon China's de nunciation of the treaty of 1894, mak . Sng it of no effect from December 7th, next. He traced the prospective trou ble to the failure, of congress in its jrote of 1902 to duplicate the ao4 of 1892, continuing in fore* for ten years the exclusion act of 1892. na not denounced the treaty," he aaid, "there would be no trouble now with the exclusion laws, for the act of 1902 would have kept them all in •force, but with the 1894 treaty out of the way, under the act of 1902 our Exclusion laws will all fall to the ground on the coming of the 7th of December. The cause of this is the Usual wording of the 1902 act. For , ithe first time in this Chinese legisla tion the validity of exclusion laws was made to depend upon the terms of treaties with China." In conclusion (Mr. Patterson said: The legislation that must be compared with this trea ty of 1880 is the act of 1902. The acts of 1882 pnd 1892 each suspended immigration for ten years, but the act of 1902 absolutely prohibits it, and is therefore not in conformity with the (treaty of 1880, and necessarily falls to the ground. Had Chi Tho State Department has decided Kp find temporary employment for 4 he persons recently appointed to con sular offices in Manchuria and will snake no effort to place them at their 'designated posts pending the issue of the war between Russia and Japan. Mr. Cheshire, who is nominally United States Consul to Mukden, will be at tached to the United States legation at Pekin. Mr. Davidson, who was named as consul to Antung. on the Ynlu river, will be sent instead to New Chwang to serre as an assistant to Mr. Miller, the consul at that point. Edwin Morgan, who was to have been consul nt Dalny, will be sent to Shang hai as assistant consul. The House Committee on Labor has decided to refer the eight-hour bill to Secretary of Commerce and Labor, Cortelyou, with a request for a report « n I he following points to be mads to t>e Committee at the next session of Congress. First—What would be the additonal cost to the Uuited States under the bill on articles which it cus tomarily obtains by contract. Second —What damage would it inflict on the Third manufacturing interésts Would contractors who now supply the government continue to contract with the government! Fourth—What effect would it have on the shipbuild ing interests! would it have on any export trade! Sixth—Are laboring people willing to . Lave taken from them the right to labor more than eight hours! Seventh «—What effect would it have upon the agricultural interests! The House Committee on Military 'Affairs has authorized a favorable re port on the Parker Military Park Commission Bill which provi-les for the termination of the existing Na tional Military Park Committees— Chickamauga, Gettysburg, Shiloh and iVicksburg—and the creation of a commission to consist of five men, to be known as the National Military Park Commission. Those appointed within the next ten years »hall have actively participated in the Civil War, and two of them shall have served fn the Confederate Army. The first mem bers of the commission shall include one member of each of the existing commissions and an officer of the Army, active or retired. The Census Bureau estimate of pop ulation for the United States, exclu sive of Alaska, is 79,900,389. New Or leans has just passed the 380,000 mark. Thhe President will nominate James R. Parsons, Jr., as United States Con sul General to the'City of Mexi'0, vice À. D. Barlow, resigned. This is a per sonal appointment on the part of the President. Mr. Parsons is a distin guished educator, 42 years oi age, and a native of Albany, N. Y. Fifth—What effect Through the influence of the Presi dent, the Swayne impeaehm ent case will go over until December j3. The Senate Committee on Education and Labor has given a hf *ring to Bishop Spalding, of Peoria, and Vol ney N. Foster, on the latter'» .bill for a government arbitration board, Both gentlemen were asked what the effect would be if workmen would not arbi trate, and they said that publie senti ment would be against either ride that refused to submit difference > to arbi tration. The Senate concurred in the Port' land Exposition Bill t-j Bourke Cockran, in a speech in the House, attacked the special pension order of the President, and urged the House to maintain its independence. He said that if President Cleveland was the first offender he should be condemned also. Congress has lost caste and the Sen ate has overridden it. His motion to inquire into the authority for issuing the order was defeated by a vote of 103 to 100. The United States Weather Bu reau has issued a special bulletin, giv ing a forecast of the stage of the river. The Bureau predicts that the Mississippi River below Vicksburg will continue to rise, and will reach the danger line of 10 feet at New Or leans in six or eight days; that the Atehafalaya.having reached the dan ger line of 31 feet at Melville, will continue to rise slowly for at least ten days. The Senate has agreed to the House amendment on the Philippine Shipping Bill, which passes the bill. It goes into effect July 1, 1006. In the discussion on the appropria tion for the postoffiee, Mr. Spooner took occasion to defend Postmaster General Payne and praise Charles Emory Smith. The subject of rental of cancelling machines has been discussed in the Senate and charges made that there was an attempt to "give Beavers a bill of health, gued that the Chinese exclusion laws would cease to operate on Dec. 7, and there would be no barrier to the en try of Chinese, but the position was controverted by others. It is unlikely that any better Chi nese exclusion treaty,-as far as China is concerned, can be adopted, and if none is, the Geary Law, which is harder than the present treaty, will be enforced. The House has passed the Philip pine Shipping Bill, making it opera tive July 1, 1906. It also passed the bill appropriating $473,000 for the Exposition at Portland. By a vote of 8 to 3 the House com mittee on irrigation of arid lands de feated the bill to repeal the desert land laws. The vote was taken after protracted hearings. An information bureau is to be es tablished at Ellis Island to inform immigrants regarding the different desirable localities for settlement. Congressman Davey is Chairman of a committee to report on a bill to pre vent introduction and dissemination of insect pests and plant diseases. Representative Ransdall explains that he opposed Mr. Edwards for Con gressional Secretary because a North ern man was needed. The Washington Star proposes John Sharp Williams for Chairman of the Democratic National Committee. A resolution has been adopted ac cepting from Polish citizens a statue of General Thaddeus Koskinsko. The port of entry of the port of Pearl River has been changed from Shieldsboro to Gulfport. James R. Parsons, Jr., will be nai# ed as Consul General in Mexico, to succeed Barlow. The House Committee reported against the repeal of the Desert Land Law. The trial of Tyner and Barrett will be commenced May 2. He asserts that ed of Mr. Patterson ar ff ed to of in t Pass to President. St. Louis.—"Pass No. 1 to the World 's Fair Grounds during the reg ular exposition period, made out in the name of Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States. It will be issued to the Presi dent next week. A special series of passes has been designated for the President, the members of his cabinet, the Supreme judge» of the United States, members of the Senate and Congres» and other national dignita ries. . After the President's pass the others will be numbered consecutively and issued to officials in order of their prominenece. has been tt Women in Session. Chicago.—Changes that have taken place in the home life since women invaded businesa and professional fields was the subject matter of a symposium held here a few days ago. Prominent club women from various part» of the country were in atten dance and a number participated in the discussions, which had for a gen eral text the topic, "Women in Mod ern Industrialism. Forest and Climate. Bcrlih.—The influence of forests the climate was the subject of upon discussion at the annual meeting of the German Meteorological Society here. The conclusion reached assign ed much less influence to the forests than has hitherto been assumed. Prof. Schubert, of Goittengin, gave a sum mary of the results of his four years observations in the northwestern part of Bradenburg. Fatal Earthquake. Vienna. —According to a dispatch to the Neue Freie Presse, an earth quake April 4th, killed twenty-five persons injured forty, destroyed 1, 500 hr,uses and caused great distress in the villages of Kossovo and Saloni ca, Macedonia. 13,000 Affected. Boston.—The curtailment in the Fall River, Ma»»., ootton mills affects 13,000 operatives, ( WORL'S FAIR COMMISSION GOES TO ST. LOUIS TO INSPECT THE MISSISSIPPI BUILDING. GOVERNOR IN THE PARTY Louisiana's Contention in the Bound ary Dispute Between that State and Mississippi—Leflore County Farm ers to Restrict Cotton Average.— Messrs. Vardaman, Governor Enochs, Quin, Burkitt and Still mem bers of the Mississippi World's Fair Commission, and Commissioner R. H. Henry, have gone to St. Louis, where they will make an inspection of the Mississippi.building, which has just been completed by the contractors and is ready to be turned over to the state. bers of the commission While the governor and mem are in the World's Fair city final arrangements will be made for the Mississippi dis play in the various building» of the exposition, and settlements will be ef fected with the various contractors who have been engaged in the work. All of the state exhibits, except one ear load, have been forwarded to 8t. Louis and another shipment will be made on the 13th of April and install ed in time for the opening on the 30th of April. Mississippi will have about fifteen carloads of material at St. Louis. The Boundary Line Case. Advices from New Orleans received state the hearing on behalf of Louis iana in the Mississippi-Louisiana state boundary dispute will be resum ed Thursday, and continued until its conclusion, with occasional recesses in order to allow the attorneys engaged to look after other legal affairs in which they are interested. Although the Mississippi-Louisiana boundary iispute has been in progress for more than two years, the general public does not seem to be acquainted with the main point on which the decision of the United States Supreme court will hingee. Louisiana i* attempt ing to prove that the topography of fc large section of the valuable territory in dispute has changed from main lands to islands within the past one hundred years. That the marshes have been cut up into islands by the frequent storms daring this long per iod is the claim which Louisiana is seeking to prove by an exhibit of old maps secured from the various ar chives in that state. On the other hand, Mississippi will introduce wit nesses who will testify that there has been little'or no change in the char acter of the marshes during the past sixty years, and both sides have some difficult propositions to prove. The Simpson Litigation Soon to be Settled. The litigation which has been going on for some time between the people of Medenhall and Westville anent the and old county sites of Simp new son county will soon be wound up. Medenhall, the matter has been sub mitted to Chancellor Mayes for a de cision in vacation. The people of Westville objected to the moving of county site by the Board of Supervisors, but before they could restrain the Board legally the county site, or at least the records marking the site, were placed on an wagon and earned to the new lo cation. Since that time the people of Westville have been trying to have the site legally returned, but as yet have not succeeded. At t he ox Reclaiming Swamp Land. Warden Henry, of the State Prison, hopes to reclaim about 1,000 acres of swamp land on the new State farm in Sunflower county. Mr. Henry has put in effect a plan looking to this end, and it is said to be working with marked success. Some of the richest land on this farm is marshy, and about half the year it is eovered with water, this being due to a number of sloughs near by. Mr. Henry, in order to divert this water, is digging a canal about a mile long, and will drain the marsh. State Dental Association. Mr. T. B. Wright, of Hattiesburg, secretary of the Mississippi State Dental Association, is sending out the for the tenth annual con programme vention of the association, which will assemble in JacksoYi on the 19th of April and remain The sessions will be held in the Senate cbmaber, and at the same time the Mississippi Medical Associa tion will be holding its annual gather ing in Representatives' hall. in session three days. Surveying Route for Railroad. Congress has authorized Denny & Co., of Mosspoint, to build a railroad drawing across the Escatawpa River, their mills, and that firm has be the work of surveying the route near pun ■■ from Mosspoint to some point on the Mobilcy-Jackson and Kansas City Rail road. As soon as the survey is fin ished work of grading and laying track will commence, which will be within a few weeks. Engineer Dies Suddenly. Engineer Walton S. Cooley of the steamboat Minnie Lee met with a sudden death a few days ago, while the vessel was moored at Mitchell s Landing on Pascagoula river. In a fit he fell overboard, and upon coming to the surface was rescued by the crew, who passed him a line, the cook jump ing into the river to render assistance. When on deck he staggered 4© his feet walked several steps und dropped ( dead. Acreage Restricted. Interview with more than half a hundred of the most prominent plant ers in Leflore county indicate# that the acreage planted in cotton will be smaller this season than last, despite the fact that lavish predictions of a bumper crop have been made at fre quent intervals since the price of the staple went soaring skyward early last fall. Soldiers Are Going. A telegarm from Meridian states that arrangements are being perfected for the trip of the military batallion from this section of the State to the World 's v Fair. Major J. W. Dement has received a letter from the chair man of the ceremonies committee at St. Louis, stating that quart«-» were reserved for 250 men and officers for the week beginning July 3. Dispute Settled. The Board of Trustees of the Sea shore Camp Grounds reached an amicable agreement on the manage ment of the grounds. New Orleans is to have six representatives, Mobile six and the Seashore District five. I). Beach Carre was elected Financial Secretary of the Board. The grounds are to be closed in future to all traf ficking on Sunday. of the the of S. an are of try Mississippi Clairvoyant III Mamade Ryan, who claims to be from Mississippi says a dispatch from Waco, Texas, lies critically ill at the county jail, and is not expected to live. She is under indictment here for swindling, and other charges are pend ing at Beaumont. She had various visionary schemes with which to at tract victims. Relief of Copiah County. The House Committee on Claims has made a favorable report on Represen tative McLain 's bill* for the relief of Copiah county. Copiah county is greatly interested in the progress of this measure, for it will reimburse the county several hundred dollars paid as costs in a suit which was deciaed against the government. of in Sent to the Asylum. John B. Buchanan, the Mississippi negro who has been writing letters to President Roosevelt and appealing personally to Senator MeLaurin, and who was arrested in Washington as a crank, has been sent to St. Elizabeth Asylum. to Winona Suffers From Flames. One-half of the business district of Winona has been destroyed by fire. The flames started in the Times print ing office and destroyed * the finest buildings in the town. The loss is es timated at $100,000. In Marine Service. Dr. J. H. Purnell, for years a resi dent of Vicksburg has left for San Francisco, where he has been appoint ed to sene in the United States Ma rine Hospital Sen-ice. Gammons Surrenders. Edward Gammons, who committed a double murder at Water Valley, has surrendered and was taken to Jack son. of at Dr. Payne Won. Dr. W. W. Payne, of Meridian, was awarded $10,000 damages against the Mobile & Ohio Railroad. ra MUST MEET IN LOS. ANGELES. Injunction Prevents Change to Cleve land, Ohio. Cleveland, O.—Third assistant chief Eli Stevens of the Brotherhood of Lo comotive Engineers has secured an in junction from Judge Dissctt of the Common Pleas Court temporarily re straining Grand Chief Stone or other officers of the organization from hold ing the next annual convention in Cleveland or any other point aside from Los Angeles, Cal. The latter eity was originally chosen as the place for holding this year's convention, but ow ing to the high transportation rates a movement was recently started to hold the convention, which meets May 11, in this city. Grand Secretary Ingra ham, of the brotherhood, says that while there had been some talk of holding the convention at some point in the Middle West as a result of the extreme cost of transportation to Los Angeles, the officers at no time had definitely decided upon such a step. a to t a New Treaties Signed. Paris.—The Associated Press learns through private advices from London that the Anglo-French colonial treaty, incuding the agreements relative to Morroco, Egypt and New Foundiand, has been signed. Hunt Gets the Job. Helena, Mont.—Adviefes have been received here that it is the intention 'of President Roosevelt to appoint Gov. W. W. Hunt, of Porto Rico, as suc cessor to Judge Hiram Knowles, who recently tendered his resignation as judge of the United States District Court here. Judge Knowles resigna tion is to take effect April 15tb. He resigned because he had reached the age limit. Indiana in Wreck. Chicago.—A fast mail on the Chiea and Northwestern Railroad crash ed into a special train containing six ty-threp Indians at Maywood, Ill Three were killed and twenty-three in jured. go Leading Men to Attend. St. Louis.— The attendance at the Waterways Convention at St Louie promises to include a great many of the leading men of the country. i Ä ; - i v »'f. GOOD ROADS CONVENTION AN OCCASION OF ENTHUSIASTIC DISCUSSION. STATE AND NATIONAL AID Advocate in Resolutions Adopted at the New Orleans Session.—Col Kill •brew of Tennessee Presents Matter of Federal Sanction of the Cause. New Orleans.—With the adoption of a series of strong resolutions ad vocating State and National aid, the Southern Good Roads Convention com pleted its session. Former Land Com missioner J. B. Killebrew, of Tennes see, made a strong presentation of the s&iction to be found in the Constitu tion for Federal aid to road improve ment. A. M. Hayes, Land Agent for the Southern Railway, pointed out the deep interest of the great trans portation lines in the movement. Pres ident Alderman, of Tulane, said good roads were unquestionably an evidence of civilization. Mayor Capdeville, A. S. Mann, of Florida; Judge S. McG. Lawrason, of Louisiana, and R. W. Richardson, Secretary of the National Good Roads Association, urged the im portance of the movement. President Stnyvesant Fish, of the Illinois Central, spoke in response to an invitation. He said the railroads are as deeply interested in road im provement as are the farmers. Freight rates had been brought to a minimum, and if further economy in the handling of produce is necessary, it must be found in the development of the coun try Toads. a Active Blast Furnaces. Youngtown, O.—J. G. Butler, Jr., chairman of the Bessemer Pig Iron Association, reports that on April 1, of 159 furnaces tributary to the Lake Superior ore region, with a daily ca pacity of 46,816 tons, there were 125 in blast, and 34 out of blast, the per centage of active capacity being 85 1-2 and the idle capacity 14 1-2. These furnaces are located in a radius em braced by Sparrows' Point, Steelton, Pa., Johnstown, Pa., the Pittsburg dis trict, Wheeling district, Mahoning and Shenandoah valleys, Columbus and Cleveland districts, and Buffalo and Tonawanda. Suspects Arrested. Camden, Tenn.—A trio of negroes, supposed to be criminals, as one of them had on a pair of handcuffs, have been arrested by Benton county offi cers and placed in jail. They were coming from toward Memphis and when asked about one of them being handcuffed, they could not give an ex planation that was at all satisfactory to the officers. Gnba Exhibit New Orleans-—The Southern Pacific steamer Louisiana, arriving here to day, brought the first installment of the Cuban exhibit at the St. Louis Ex position. It comprises three car loads of mineral specimens, native woods, cigars and tobacco and agricultural products. The exhibit will be shipped at once over the Illinois Central rail road. Newspaper Men Stopped. Seoul.—The steamer Suminoye Ma ra called at Chemulpo today to take on board 300 men belonging to the first division. The newspaper correspon dents on board the Suminoye Mam were hot permitted to land and a cor respondent who was here waiting to go forward with the Japanese troops was refused permission to embark on the steamer. Glover Given a Fine. Cripple Creek, Col.—District Judge Lewis has sentenced John M. Glover, a former congressman from Missouri, to a fine for assaulting Sergeant Dit of the Colorado National t erne re, Guard. Glover has secured a stay of sentence, pending appeal to the Su preme Court on constitutional ques tions concerning the right of the mil itary. New Mortgage Filed. Guthrie, O. T.-The Fort Smith and Western Railway Company filed with the Secretary of Territory a copy of a new mortgage given in favor of the Mercantile Trust Company for $700, 000 . After the Anarchists. Switzerland.—The Council ha* unanimously passed a bill making the glorification of anarchist crimes punishable by imprisonment. State Berne, Delcasse and the Pope. Paris.—In consequence of an offi cial denial of it« statement that For Sfinister Delcasse is seeking, eign I through an influential Catholic bishop, audience of the Pope when he ac companies President Loubet to Rome, the Figaro reaffirm* that this was the minister's original intention and adds that he has yielded to the objections to his purpose made by Premier Combs. an Refuses Interference. Richmond, Va.— Gov. Montague has refused to interfere in the ease of Thenton H. Brown, the defaulting cashier of the Life Insurance Compa ny of Virginia, and he must go to the penitentiary. New Manager for Newspaper. Memphis, Tenn.— Willis H. Turner, former managing editor of the Chica go Journal, will assume the general managership of the Evening Scimitar. Family of Beggars. Chicago. —ßvinf in a richly fur aished house on the Watt Side, a fam ily of beggars haa been located aftei »even years' search. The long hunt snded when Superintendent James Minnick, of the West Side Bureau ot Charities, took into custody three «mall children of Mrs. Boehm. Two hours later five other children were arrested. In the family home a probation of ficer found a piano, expensive rugs and draperies and furniture of costly woods. There were closets and chests filled with bales of clothing apparent ly prepared for sale.* When the fam ily was taken to court Mrs. Boehm was declared by Mr. Minnick to have been a beggar in Austin and in Dak Park ànd the West Side of Chi cago. Missouri Tried "Knock-Out" Drop«. New York.—Half a dozen men and ane woman, alleged to have been re hearsing the administering of drugs used to stupefy intended victims of robbery, have been arrested owing to the death of one of the party known Boston Frank." According to a story told by one of the prisoners they were drinking beer and discussing the use of "knock-out drops, pressed a desire to learn the best method and quantity necessary, so a »mail quantity of liquid containing poured into the beer. a as « « All ex opium was "Boston Frank" emptied his glass and collapsed. The other* drank only a small quantity and soon recovered. They were all imprisoned, pending action by the coroner. __ Roads Impassable. St. Petersburg.—A correspondent !>f the Associated Press with the Rus sian outposts, writing from Antung, the Yalu river, under date of Mar. 19, describes the fearful journey from Feng Huang Cheng to Antung, which he says, is impassable for vehicles. The correspondent depicts Antung a miserable collection of hovels, the inhabitants of which, on account of scarcity, cannot afford timber for fires and use straw instead. The country between Feng Huang Cheng and Antung is sparsely settled. The Chinese avoided the high roads, pre ferring the mountain fastnesses. Milk, butter and eggs are almost unknown. an as War Stimulates Trade. Seattle, Wash.—That the war in the Orient has had a stimulating effect on kinds of trade in tfie Pacific various Northwest becomes apparent as sta tistics of Japanese purchases here to light. It is learned that one *ome local firm has held a draft of $250, 900 placed with it by representatives jf the Japanese government to be used in the purchase of supplies, and Oriental business generally has in creased. Industrial Peace. Chicago.— Industrial peace is assur ed in the brick manufacturing busi of Chicago for the coming year. ness An agreement ha» been concluded be tween the various brick yards aud the briekmakers ' union, about 2,000 men, which embodies the closed shop, last year's wage scale to continue another year, the eight-hour day and other provisions satisfactory to the men. embracing Miners Are Ont. I^atrobe. Pa.—Headed by a brass band, striking miners of the Loyal Hanna Coal & Coke Company march ed to the various plants about La trobe and succeeded in making general the strike begun on Monday. It is estimated that 3,300 men are out and operations at most of the plants have been stopped pending a settlement of differences. Mutilated Body Found. Colchester, Conn.—The body of a with both arms cut off at the mau shoulder and otherwise horribly muti lated, was found a few days ago in a bag in an unfinished cellar on the farm of John Marks, of this place. The body was identified as that of a former helper on Marks' 1 farm. Marks, who is 65 years of age, has disappeared. At German Capital. Rome.—The Messaggerro confirms the report that a papal nunciature will shortly be established in Berlin and add» that the Rev. Father Boni face Krug, formerly of St. Vincent's arch abbey, Beatty, Pa., and now ab bott of the Benedietine abbey of Mon te Cassina, Italy, will be appointed papal nuncio at the German capital. Another Wreck. Loiusville, Ky.-One man trainman killed and three employes injur was ed in a wreck on the Louisville and Nashville railroad, near Middlesboro. Increase in Imports. London.—The Board of Trade re turns for the month of March shows an increase in the imports of $8,879, (M)0, and a decrease in the exports of $1,840,500. Receiver for Cafe. Cincinnati, O.-Receivers have been appointed for the Majestic ( afe, of which Joseph Kueny is proprietor. Assets $100.000; liabilities $40,000. Adheres to Discipline. Manchester, N. H.-The New Hamp shire Methodist Episcopal conference, after a spirited debate, voted that it was inexpedient to make any change in the rules of the discipline modify ing ^the probation of dancing, card playing and other amusements. Left Barcelona. Barcelona.-King Alfonso has left Barcelona on a visit to Gerona. lie will return to Barcelona Saturday. j TO SETTLE IN THE COURTS RAILROAD COMMISSION RULED AGAINST THE COMPANIES. MUST PAY PRIVILEGE TAX Albert Baldwin, the Negro Murderer, Will Appeal His Case to The 8u Court-The Newa Prom Mh preme sissippi. Jackson, Mis».—The Railroad Com mission has granted the petition of the state revenue agent in the matter of classification of the Gulf & Ship Island and Yazoo A Mississippi ^ al ley railroads, so that they may be as sessed the privilege tax of $10 per mile hereafter as the law permits in of those railroads that do not under the supervision of the case come commission as to freight rates. The courts will be called on to settle the The commission cited controversy, the Mobile, Jackson & Kansas City * and the Alabama & Vicksburg rail roads to appear at the next meeting and show cause, if any they can t why the should not build a union depot at Newton, the point at which the Mo bile, Jackson & Kansa City will cross the other. The traffic department of the Illinois Central was adised that the schedule it submitted for freight rates on logs is not satisfactory, and they will have to come again, matter of freight rates on jugs and other earthenware from Holly Springs and other points was taken under ad visement. The Adjutant General Fridge has or ganized a new military company here, several of the members of the defunct company enrolling their names as members of the new. It is understood that John Shields will be captain, but the election of officers has not yet been had. The State Board of Pharmacists have granted license to the following young men who stood the required ex amination here on Tuesday: Robert E. Lowe, Hermanville; Thomas O. Slaughter, Waynesboro, John R. De Velling, Jackson; Thomas F. Moore, Meridian ; Jesse Qnitin, Greenwood ; George McLarty, Columbus; Charles M. Tally, Winona; Wiley Miller, Ox ford; Wade E. Tungate, Kosciusko; G. C. Beanland, Oxford ; A .F. Parry, Paragould, Ark., E. E. Johnson, Hol ly Springs; F. A. MeEaehen, Carroll ton; C. J. Miller, Carrollton. Albert Baldwin, the negro who was tried and sentenced to hang on the 11 of May at Sumner, and who was brought to Jackson for safekeeping till that date, states that he going to ap peal his ease to the Supreme Court. His attorney is Hon Clarence Greaves, of Madison county. The negro claims that the killing of Engineer Fogarty was done in self-defense. It is now suggested that the Frisco and the Queen & Crescent Railroad Companies, and not the Southern railway, are behind the proposed Mem phis, indianola & Gulf railroad, and that after the Frisco has built to Jack distance of 200 miles, it will the tracks of the Queen & Cres cent to reach the gulf coast and New Orleans. _ The City Council has named July 2 as the day on which an election shall b« held in Jaeksou to ascertain if the people want to issue the bonds of the municipality to the extent of $240, 000 for the purpose of purchasing the waterworks. Under a law recently passed by the Legislature, the city clerk is authorized to open the eity registration books from now until Ju ly 1, so as to give all the people of the city an opportunity to register and vote on the proposition. Albert Baldwin, the negro who was twice guarded by state troops, and who was convicted at Sumner of tho murder of Engineer Fogarty, and tenced to hang, is again in the Jack son jail. _ * At a special meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of Hattiesburg the following order was passed : That the city of Hattiesburg sell $60,000 of bonds, or so much thereof as is necessary, to build or purchase a first-class electric light plant." son, a ON sen a Secretary Power has sent nearly all the copy of tho new laws to the pub lic printer, and has received proof sheets of about one-third of them. There are 275 chapters of the new laws. Secretary Power is reading the proofs carefully by the enrolled bills and expects to have the printed laws ready for distribution by June L Bowne Acquitted. New York.—In the New York East Conference of the Methodist Episco pal Church here the committee to which had been referred the charges of heresy against Prof. Bordon P. Bowne of Boston University, reported that they had found that none of the five specifications had been substan tiated and that they had therefore ac quitted him. This closed the case, a* the action of the committee was final. it j I Denver, Col—S. D. Waycaster, for merly of Asheville, N» C., shot and killed his wife and then attempted sui cide by shooting himself in the neck. He is now at the county hospital and has a chance for recovery. Waycaster who was out of employment, quarreled with his wife and mother-in-law sev eral days ago. Afterwards he return ed and told his wife that he was starv ing and asked her for money to buy 'food. This was refused him. The shooting fôlîowtd.