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News Items cf General inter
est tersely told.
Nciutce County First to Provide
Establishing Agricultural
High School, Other Items of
Gcnerrl Intersst.
That the educational spirit is on
ado and the tendency of the
the upgr
people is to give more thought to the
problems connected with
ir.g on of public schools is demon
strated quite clearly, and pr.rhr.ps
fully, by the Urge attendance
the carry
at. the State normals and the educa
tional rallies which have been held
tricts for the past few
State Superintendent J. N.
in the rural
Powers has just returned to his head
quarters from a round of visits in
south Missisatp/. including his visit
to the interior of Jackson county. In
fact Mr. Powers has been almost en
tirely in the remote districts, which
he deems of more importance than
the residential arid commercial cen
tei *.
F r.rrr.cr. . Matten?.
Pre-Hcnt Hightower, cf the Farm
ers' Union intimates that there will
Le a peneri! meeting of the eounty
leaders cat
number cf matters will be discussed !
and -;<accd before them with the pur
pose of bringing: about the harmony
and u'lifarmity in act : on in respect
io marketing: wareht using: and finan
cing the cotton crop,
compulsory acreage proposition wiü
be a live question from a practical 1
standpoint at. that time is specula
tive <-n!v. depending on the views the
Executive sbruld the matter be se- ]
riously presented to him for action, j
Mr. Il'gjtcvwcr is satisfied tiiat the
plans fer holding bad: the surplus
cotton and for the financing of the
crop by the combination with the
bank sr<> fixed and practieil, and con
siders the outlook to he very bright. ]
next month, when a
Whether the
Convie; Returns. I
William Cox a few days ago made !
his escape from the farm in com
pany with a fellow-convict hv the
name of Young and went to the home j
of his mother in Lawrence county, |
■rrhere he lias remained since, until i
in.-eoropany with a brother-in-law, he |
Cartel far Jackson. Uupon meeting i
Governor Noel identified himself. ^
«ml intimated that he hid come for
for further orders, the Governor in-
nsatinir, of course that the only orders
that lie c'uH give him were to return
to the custody of the state prison au
thorities. That he is mentally un
balanced seems quite evident, and. in
fnef. he has been treited by Sure^on
Mitchell at the State Insane Hospital
since he became a State convict, re
maining therein several months.
BccutoL- Trusteer. Assembled.
The Board of Trustees of the Bean
roir Soldiers' Home will assemble in
quarterly session on Friday, July
for the consideration of a number of
icguiar routine matters. It is possi
ble that the Board will take action
in gmon£ which will probably be a
superintendent. The legislative com
mittee, after visit'ng the Home and
making a earef-.r! inquiry last Febru
ary, intimated that the interests of
the Home might be subserved by a
change in the superintendent's office,
tie present incumbent having created
antagonisms among the inmates. The
matter was left open after tbs April !
meeting of the new Board and it i.s
j»ot altogether probable that choice
will be reached at the forthcoming
meeting; if not then it will go over
«.atil October.
Bench and. Bar Roster.
Atoorney General Fletcher is de
voting his spare time to preparation
for getting up a complete roster of
thc bench and bar of Missisippi, a
work that will be most valuable, and
which someone connected wkh the
eourts should have done some time
The last edition of the "Bench
and Bar of Mississippi
piled by the late Attorney General
Williams, which is out of date, there
baring ben so many changes since it
was issued, some five years ago, Gen
eral Fletcher does not expect to com
plete his compilation at one sitting,
but will devote f*;^rc moments to se
curing the data and the compilation,
progress in the northern part of the
> >
was com
I7o Bo!! Weevil ; in County.
In a signed statement, W. D. Clay
jrm. Commissioner cf Agriculture of
Adams County, denies the report sent
eut from Jackson to the effect that
the Mexican cotton bell weevil is in
this county this year. The report
panted District Agent B. L. Moss, as
h 3 ving said that the weevils are in
thus county, but Mr. Moss, who was
t in Natchez, says that he was mis
quoted. '
Washington Department of Agri
culture has assigned Dr. Wilbur, an
expert of the Bureau of Animal In
dustry, to duty in this state in co
operation with the Live Stock San
isry Board. Dr. Murphy will devote
his energies to the work launched by
the board for the eradication of the
cut tie tick, and he will make his head
qnartbrs at Holly Springs, which is
the center of operations. The
plnrs of the beard are well forma
dated, and the work is making good
j Aid to Negro flood butierera.
! Thomas Freeland, of Vicksburg:, a
few days ago applied to the War De
partment at Washington in behalf
cf nearly two thousand indigent and
I needy negro laborers in Iissaquona,
Adams, Wilkin
On jc
Claiborne, Jefferson
son. and Warren Counties,
count of the long continued high w
ter they are without food supplie*
Merchants and planters fur
nished them rations for th-ree months
but now that ail hope of making a
Uuelc Sam was asked to
was received
crop is gone
furnish help. A reply
from Major Geiveral W. P. Duvall,
that Major Foote and Lietenant Lp
ham would be instructed to investi
gate and furnish aid.
Educationa! Rally.
The next important event in con
nection with the Educational Depart
ment will be an educational rally of
Lafayette county teachers at Oxford
July 4, just preceding the general
educational conference, which
i; scheduled to open up on July 6,
d Superintendent Powers has ac
epeted an invitation to deliver an ad
dress there also. As to the Confer
ence, he urges all who can reach Ox
ford to make it a point to be there
and show the spirit that is permeat
ing the State by a decisive stand for
higher and better educational spirit
and facilities.
Mansion Repairs.
The Capitol Commission has con
sidered certain uncompleted details
with the mansion re
in connection
pairs contract, especially in regard to
steam heating,
the plumbing
which are still undecided. The out
side work has already been begun,
with the preparations
Contractor Bowles having started his
forces at work tearing up the brick
wails and razing the old-time brick
exterior walls on the three sides of
; the square, which arc still standing
they have stood for more thau half
for grading,
n century.
Postmasters to Meet.
The first, second, third and fourth
class postmasters in Mississippi will
be allowed five days leave of ab
the econd week in July in order
I that they may attend the third an
! r.ual conference of Mississippi post
' masters to be held at Vicksburg. The
j ostoffice department encourages its
to attend these eon
sen ce
j representatives
| lorences and would discourage non
i attendance without good reason, and
he | if is expected 4nat there will be a
i good crowd of the mail handlers fit
^ the Hill City Convention next month
Agricultural High School.
To Noxubee County belongs the dis
tinction of making the pioneer start
in the establishment of o county ag
rieuLfal high school, which has been
located at Mashulaville, a point some
tweive miles west of Macon, in a
-plendid section of the country. The
Board of Supervisors levied a 1-mill
special tax, and one-half of the rev
derived from this source will be
devoted to the erection of the build
ing, which will be a modern steam
heated-keated plant, and a credit to
people of Noxubee.
Telegram From. Bryan.
Governor Noel is in receipt of a
telegram from lVm. J. Bryan from
Lincoln, Neb., giving him and the
Mississippi delegation to Denver a
cordial invitation to stop off there en
route and pay him a visit, of which
invitation hte Mississ-pp delegation
will doubtless avail themselves. The
Govenor has heard from quite a num
ber of the men who will make up the
party and expect a good big delega
tion, and all are expectant of a good
trip, and the nomination of a win
ning ticket.
Fivo Track Shipments.
Truck Shipments from Hazlehurst
for the present season have reached
the 500-carload mark. Shipments of
Lite tomatoes are going forward daily
in live to ten ears. The last of the
crop was marketed by July 1. Con
siderable land on which truck was
grown has been planted in corn and
Reproductior. of Big Fire.
McComb City is is making grand
preparations for the Fourth of July
celebration and the citizens are bend
ing: every energy to make it one of
the grandest, ever held. There will
be a grand firemen's demonstration,
with magnificent parade, numerous
bands, labor organizations aud frater
I nal societies participating.
Pretermitting Court.
The United States Court officials
are expècting an order of Judge Niles
pretermitting the July term of court
at Vicksburg, as he has been request
ed to do so by practically all the
members of the Southern District. If
! it is shown him that no interests, ei
; tber of the United States or private
j litigants, will suffer by the preter
i mission. Judge Niles will be likely to
| give the desired order.
Notice was given that there will be
a consolidation of the First National
Bank of Hattiesburg and the Na
tional Bank of Commeecr, th two larg
est banking institutions in South Mis
sisippi. A meeting of the sharehold
ers will be held to ratify the plans
agreed »pAon by the directors,
new institution
is First National Bank of Commerce,
with a capita] of $425,000, with sur
plus and profits amounting to over
will be called the
Southern Railway Co. Emploi ees
Made Happy by the New».
Company Had Expected Another Cut
Necessary July 1—Business Outlook
Warrants Return to Old Wages.
Washington, D. C. — All Southern
railroad employees with the exception
of the president and vice presidents
of the system, will have their salaries
restored to the figures which were In
effect previous to February 1, on July
ThU announcement wag made in a
personal telpgram from Washington to
J. S. B. Thompson, assistant to the
president of the Southern, at Atlanta,
by President Finley.
This Is the second sign of returning
confidence which has been made ap
parent on the part of the Southern.
The first was a definite statement
from this system that the contemplat
ed reduction of 10 per cent in salaries
of its employees, set for July 1, would
not be made. The second was that re
ferred to In which It was Btated that
the former 10 per cent cut was to be
restored on July 1.
As one of the employees expressed
tt: "This is like getting a 20 per
cent Increase fn my salary. First, 1
didn't get the 10 per cent cut I was
expecting, and I did get the 10 ^ per
cent increase I wasn't expecting.''
The official order from Washington
reads as follows: "The Southern rail
announces that the resumption of
way _____
negotiations looking to a redaction In
wages of employees of the Southern
railway outside of Washington has
been postponed from July 1 until Oc
tober 1, next. The 10 per cent reduc
tion in salaries of officials and em
ployees of the road in the offices in
Washington will cease to be applied
after July 1, next. The reduction,
however, will continue as to the sala
ries of the president and vice presi
denis of the road."
Mush Good is Being Accomplished by
Pure Food Law.
• Washington, D. C.—The public prob
ably does not realize the benefit it is
deriving from the operation of the
food law which is administered
by the department o'f agriculture.
Inspectors in all the principal cities
of the United States are constantly
on the lookout for meats and meat pr -
ducts that are thought to be be w
the standard or to contain adu.tera
tions of an injurious nature. Samp es
of all such products are secured and
forwarded to Washington fer a chemi
cal analysis by the biochemic divis o
of the bureau of animal industry. A
average of forty samples " '
clos is received daily for inspect .
The percentage of rejections has con
stantly decreased under the opera
tions of the law, which has resulted in
a befter grade of meat being placed
, _,
on the mark ® t *,_I e ilnt u con
cemage o. the s mpi . ~ t
nemaed It 18 tb ^ ' ,
dals of the department that the law
has worked wonders a s a déterrant
and ihat packers and others have
found It expedient to improve the
quality of the goods placed on the
Clock in Postoffice Responsible for
Loss Paid Back Over $2,000.
Pittsburg, Pa.—The Pittsburg post
oflice money order department has
been found to be $7,851 short, and
Frank T. McCabe, superintendent of
the department, has been placed under
arrest, charged with embezzlement.
He says that four years ago the
Pittsburg postoifice was robbed of $10,
000 in cash on a Sunday afternoon,
that his carelessness was in the main
responsible for permitting the robbery
to be perpetrated and since he was the
only one inside the office who knew of
it he decided to pay the money back
as he could.
He had paid back more than $2,000
when his shortage was discovered.
McCabe, after a preliminary hear
ing, was placed under $2,500 bond
for a further hearing.
All Depositors of Brooklyn Institution
Will be Paid.
New York City.—Final preparations
made for the re-opening of the
Brooklyn bank which has been closed
since October last. About $1,500,000
deposit money has been tied up and
official announcement was made
that ail depositors would be paid in
full when the hank opens.
With Two and One- 1
New Orleans, La.—The big rice j
mills of Louisiana have formed a
merger under the title of
the United Irrigation and Rice Mill
The La Palana, Hech
Merger Formed
Half Million Capital.
combine or
ing company,
inger. Jumbie, Lichtenstein and other
rice interests throughout Louisiana;
the Independent Rice Mill, at Crow
ley; Abbeville Mill, at Abbeville; Don
aldson ville, at Donaldson ville; Eure
ko Mill, at Estherwood, and Gueydan
Mill, at' Gueydan, enter the consolida
tion' which also wdll control the Licht
enstein und the Hecblnger Irrigation
Plant at Crowley and the Abbeville
r ri-r in y_cnariuh.
Wi!l be Written by John D. Rockefel
.er to Appear in a Magazine.
^ r>
w \ork City. John D RocheL..
accarding to announces.nt, na
decided to give to the world ais ov.n
history of his life. It will be publish
ed serially in a New York magazine,
beginning in October.
Mr. Rockefeller s autobiography is
the title of
of Men
tc bo published under
"Some Random Reminiscences
and Events."'
To Be Hung in Sailors Institute at
New York City.
New York City.—The rulers of the
world, including Theodore Roosevelt,
will have their pictures, with auto
graphs, hanging on the walls of the
$325,000 Sailors' Institute approaching
•completion at West and Jane streets.
Some of the pictures, all photographs
of large size, have arrived at the head
quarters of the American Seamen's
Friend society.
The president put his name over a
little note of congratu'ations at the
bqtton of his picture.
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Two Acquitted.
Washington, D. C.—Guilty, Freder
ick A. Hyde. Joost H. Schneider. Not
guilty, John A. Benson Henry P- W*
This was the verdict rendered by a I
Jury In the oriminal court here ha the
case of the trial of these four men, _
all westerners, one of them, Beaeon.
a millionaire real estate operator, for
alleged conspiracy to defraud the gov
ernment out of valuable lands in the
far west. The jury wae out seveaty
hours. J ^ j
Benson and Dimond were acquitted
on all of the ferty-two counts in the
Indictment. Hyde and Schnefder were
convicted on all but ten of the ceunts. ; "
Benson and Dimond were Immediately :
released from custody. All four men
nave been under $18,000 ball. Hyde's out
bail was increased under the jury'» j
verdict to $20,000 and Schneider's te
$12,500. I
The jury had engaged in one of the j
most protracted deliberations over a I
jury had Snade in the case; on the pre
vlous occasion a disagreement being
announced. Judge Stafford had then
instructed them to again retire in an
effort to reach a common agreement,
and, ln the Intervening hours, several
of the jurors changed their votes, with
the resulting verdict. All the defend
ants had confidently expected disagree
ment or acquittal, and had made plane
for departing from the city.
Two of the Accused Mes Convie ted ud !
Pullman Car on the Rock Island Turn
ed Turtle.
Little Rock, Ark.—Twelve people
were injured when a Pullman car at
tached to train No. 41, westbound, on
the Rock Island railroad, turned tur
tle near Fourche. That the wheels
struc-x a kink in the rails caused by
the intense heat, and left the track, is
the oncial explanation.
The injured include Conductor J. O.
Strange, painfully cut and bruised on
head and shoulders.
Stanley Bruce, Oklahoma City, right
arm broken and partially paralyzed.
James Oglesby, Fort Smith, Ark., cut
and bruised.
J. S. Bell, Amarillo, Texas, bruised
and otherwise injured.
Mrs. J. S. Bell, badly bruißed aod
The negro porter was also bruiseJ
and cut
Brings 35 Cents in New York, and Was
immediately Shipped to Liverpool,
New York city.—The first bale of
year > a cotton crop was sold al
auct j on at tke j^ ew York Cotton Ex
cnau g e jt was f u jiy strict good mid
d ij n g i n grade, and brought 35 cents
pßr ^d. This bale arrived at Hous
Texa 3 , on tha morning of June 20,
an d was s0 id at auction there at 54
cents per pound. It was immediately
expressed to this city and following
, was hurried on board the Mau
rétama, sailing at noon for Liverpool,
where it will again be sold at auction
according to the usual custom. This
is said to be a record for rapid hand
lin ® tbe first bale > wilicb 11418 trav *
eled frc . m Houston to New York and
will be sold in Liverpool within a pe
nod OI ten da y s -
A Municipal Pasteur institute,
where victims of dogs or other ani
mais whose bites produce rabies can
be cared for at cost or at the city's ex
pense, is proposed by a Chicago alder
man, who has prepared an ordinance
providing for the institution. The
funds for its support are to come from
the dog license foe», which lut year |
amounted to $61,500.
An injunction has been granted re
straining the police from interfering
with betting at Sheepshead Bay.
Circulars Being Issued in Philippines
Are Very Bitter.
Manila. P. I.—An Inflammatory anti
American circular has been issued
here anonymously and distributed. It
bears the cabalistic signs of the old
Kaiipuaau society and denounces the
Americans, saying they have brought
tyranny instead of liberty and that
their purpose is to rob and enslave
the Filipinos. It calls them shameless,
dishonest, drunken thieves, attacks
the morality of American women and
accuses the government of graft.
Pending open revolution, li urges a
campaign involving the assassination
of invading Americans, burning their
homes and killing their animals, it
concludes with the wish for a "long
life to the Filipinos" and "death to the
It is doubtful if the circular will he
productive of any serious results.
Two hundred bareheaded, scaatily
clothed women of all ages and sizes
paraded the streets of the Brooklyn
1 ghetto district closing retail butcher
[ shop«, hurling defiance at the meat
! trust for raising the price of meats and
j pledging themselves to subsist, on veg
a enables all summer if necessary rather
t k an purchase one ounce of beef,
Reperts received at Madrid, Spain,
j rom west coast of Africa con
cerning the sinking by a tornado on
the upper Congo river of the steam
boat Ville de Bruges las May. Of the
six Europeans who lost their lives
four were caught by cannibalists,
killed and devoured. Seventy negroes
were drowned.
A terrjfic storm which swept over
Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn., de
stroyed much valuable property.
] Practically the entire business sec
tion of Tnree Rivers, Quebec, was de
I stroyed by fire with a ioss of over $1,
For the liberty of calling a lady a
gcat, whom he claimed butted in on
ji De while he was telephoning an
tQr Iady | r iead, Tom Sullivan paid
recorder's court at At
^ 1 e
iania -
Admiral Sah,
is lang squadron of the chiQ £ 8 ® "J J*
of 'is at Amoy with the cruiser Hai \un&
j making preparations for the recetpion
I of the American battleship fleet.
The usual order of things la labot
injunction cases were reversed in the
Wayne circuit court at Detroit, Mich,,
when the Metal Polishers, Buffers and
Platers' union No. 1, secured a tempo
rary injunction reetrainlng the police
department from interfering with them
the street in their peaceful solicita
tion of employes of a stove company
to join their union, setting up that It
threatened the ruin of the union.
A report received at the navy de
partment at Washington states that
the battleship Georgia has made the
world's coaling record, taking on
board 1,770 tons of coal in five hour?
and twelve minutes. The Georgia Is
now on the Pacific coast,
c- « . j . r .« , t ..j
Former President of the United
States Passes Away. i
I HL ilLVfu I?Hu U il LA I LUI LU
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Despite Fact That He Had Been 111 For |
Some Time-Only Democratic Press- I
dent* Since the Civil War. !
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j Princeton, N. J.—Grover Cleveland,
former president of the United States,
died here suddenly at his home "West
land> , was due to heart failure,
; " "T
: complicated with other diaease
The following statement was given
out by his physicians:
j , <M Cleveland for many years had
' J ** . „ ag .
I suffered from repeated attackb of g
j tro-intestinal origin. Also he had long
I standing organic disease of the heart
a ' ,<i kidney '- Heart ,auure K
cated wlth P«l mOQar y thrombosis and
oedema, were the immediate cause of
his death."
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£x-Pre»5dent Grover Cleveland in 1908.
While Mr. Cleveland had been se
riously ill from time to time during
the past eighteen months the an
nouncement of his death wag a sur
prise to the entire country.
Heroic steps were taken during his
Illness to thwart the ravages of the
disease with which he suffered but |
each attack left him in a more weak
cned condition and the eßd came at
8:30 o'clock Wednesday morning,
lune 24.
aSKS 'ß
Mrs. Cleveland and three physicians
were at his bedside when the distin
guished patient passed away.
The three children were at the
Cleveland summer home at Tamworth,
New Hampshire, in charge of Mrs.
perrine. Mrs. Cleveland s mother.
Th- funeral took place Friday, June
26, at Westland, the Cleveland home
at Princeton, N.' J.
Mr. Cleveland was
S f Ve ^ J " < ? ne
years old on March 18 last. During
the past winter he kept close to his
home in Princeton until the approach
of his birthday, when he went to
Lakewood, with his family. He was a
trustee of the Equitable Life Assur '
ance society of New York City, and
up to the time of his going to Lake
wood had attended to correspondence
in connetcion with his duties for that
I society.
After he went to Lakewood, how
ever, he discontinued that work and it
soon developed that Mr. Cleveland
was suffering from an attack of diges
tive trouble, which he had experienced
many times before.
He was attended by Dr. Jo*ep D.
Bryant, of New York City, and ur -
George R. LocKwood, a specialist i Q
stomach disorders, was called nto
consultation. Dr. Bryant made Ire "
quent visits to the distinguished pa
tient at Lakewood.
The fact that Mr. Clevelana remain
ed at the Lakewood hotel after it had
long been closed to all other guests,
and that for many weeks no attempt
made to take the former presi
dent to his heme in Princeton, only a
short distance away, early made it evi-.
dent that Mr. Cleveland's condition
was regarded as very «er . .
President Roosevelt wne had made
all arrangements to attend the \al
Harvard boa jJ atlf imrnedi
the former presidents death îmmeai
atel caace iled the engagement and
wir ^ d ^rs Cleveland his condolence
and of j ls intentions to attend the fun-1
j T he president then issued the
£ 0 r f lowing proclamation:
"The White House June 24, 1908.
.. To the People of thé United States:
.< Grov er Cleveland, president of the
| state6 trom 1885 to 1889 and
'again from 1893 to 1897, died at 8:40
o'clock this morning at his home in
Princeton, N. J .
Born to King Alf.n.o »nd Queen
„ . ,. ~ * ROn was born to I
Madrid, Spain.—A »n was n ^ £ j
King A»onso « |ï«mand Qu^a ^ J
toria, form y waa b orn on
tenburg. Ti
10 * ti^ncA wn« radiant with joy
• innolced the birth of an is
*ès en h «n ^ the few persons waiting !
other Bon tb vnOTn P The king on
in the adjoining ' maed cr ^i na l
learning that . the morning
r aS m»Sv e »i e neI a paSon^a com
immediately signea a pa . Driace
"Tfïllio the^den oftS I
and telegraph a ^
prison, ordering mm v
_ Francisco Cal—The battleship
S^n Han , e0 ntinu- to
Georgia's officers ana ere -
— that have
Bremerton ttav, yard It I» ~
that the Georgia tor tour eon
along the California
speed of 19.5 knots.
Claim Made by Crew and Officers of
the Georgia.
battleship in the navy.
secutive hours
cowt kept up a
, German, British and Rus
sian Interests to Combine.
London, Eng.-In spite of all de
nials, the Iron and Steel Tradès Jour
nal declares It has authority for stat
ing that the formation of an interna
tional ^^d^Rugsian ïj-ndic^es will
Se a with British steel interests, will
te an accomplished fact in a few
weeks The headquarters of the new
gu-s i, ia îisr *î«m»
chief services to his country were ren
dered during his long, varied and bou
oraWe career in public life."
"In testimony of the respect in
which hig memory is held by the gov
__ernmetot and people of the United
States, I do hereby direct that the
flags of the white house and the sev
eral departmental buildings be display
ed at half-staff for a period of thirty
day8 and that suitable military and
naval honors under orders of the sec
re taries of war and navy be revered
on the day of the funeral.
"Done this 24th day of June, In tae
year of our Lord oae thousand nine
hundred and eight and of the indepen
dence of the United States of Amar- d
the oae
"By A. A. ADEE, Acting Secretary
of State."
Grov f r .. Cle 1 v T el f 4 B 1 a, as , tW .ÏL pr *h~
dent of the United States from the
state of New York. He defeated James p
g. Blaine, the republican nominee for
the office in 1884 again the candidate
J ivate J me for four years and again
made the race in 1892, defeating Har
rison for the most honored position
No man Perhaps ever arose from
the ran ^ °f the people who had strong
er friendships or more bitter enemies,
In most things he was a pmin,
man, who thought strongly and gener
ally 8sJd J ust wbat be thought.
His rise to power formed a striking ;
! illustration of the democracy of this |
the power of the American
I country—a country where man's worth
hag often been weighed against an
other considerations.
He was known as the veto president
having, during his terms vetoed one
hundred and fifteen bills out of eight
hundred and niaety-seven bills sub
mitted to him. Of the bills disapprov
ed one hundred and two were private
pension cases and he took similar ac
j tion on a general pension bill. He
turned forty-three thousand republi
can office holderg out of their positions
I in two years. Of these forty thous
tand were fourth-class postmasters.
j "Offensive partianship'' and "perni
cious activity in politics" were th»
reasons given for a great majority of
these removals. These terms proved
to be no table contributions to the lan
guage of politics. The removals caused
one 0 f tbe m0 st spirited quarrels with
tbe senate. The latter called for the
papers giving fully the cause of dis
missals. The president refused to
sen d the papers and gave the senators
| to understand that their only duty un
d er the constitution was to act on his
nominations. This occurred during
bis first term _
Most popular of all Mr. Cleveland's
^ president was his treatment of
j. ke Venezuela boundary question. That
was ln 1895 England, it was charged.
wag encroaching on Venezuela and
threatened the appropriation of a large
^d valuable territory. Cleveland went
^ r egc ue 0 f the republic, and, at
^ risk of war wlth England, forced
aQ arbitration of the question at is
sue. England was belligerent and Eu
r°Pe frowned savagely, but the fellow
citizens of the president were wildly i
enthusiastic in his support.
Cleveland being the only dem- j
ocratlc president since the civil war
wag g rea y y beloved in the south. Soon
' after leaving the white house in 1896,
ke eB t a büshed his family in a comfor
^ble home at Princeton, N. J. He had
& f or t une ample for his needs. Ap
pare ntly he had no further ambition
f Qr public office, and he settled down
in an d contentment to enjoy the
declining years of his life.
Time softened the enmity of those
w j JQ ^ a d been arrayed against him,
ftnd gQ he gained ^ goo <i will of the
great mass of Americans. His deliv
; er8nce on any pu biic question was re
- ce i v ed by them with the deepest inter
Q es ^ jj e wro t e occasional articles for
var j 0us periodicals. Some of the
" themes to which he gave attention
were . "integrity of American Char
acter," "Mission of Sport and Out
door Life," "Woman's Mission and Wo
man - 8 chRus," "Word Concerning Rab
^ Hunting," "Would Woman's Suf
{rage ßg unwise?" "Citizens' Duty,"
<q n dependence of the Executive,"
a «^ or d Fishermen," and "Word for
» j
Tfae occasion on which he left !
! his retirement was in response to a
^ fae aggigt Jn bringing onier ;
q of ^ compaH ies involved in !
the New Yerk insurance scandal.
: It seems poor and txite to say that :
that a long life of usefulness and hon -1
or comes to a dose by the deathjjf,
Grover Cleveland. The news flashed
from Princetea chilled the heart of :
thousands of devoted follower» who
have looked upon him for years as the
one supreme and uncompromising
exemplar of democracy u It was
taught by the fathers of tlie requblic
—the strongest, ablest, sanest of them
, ,, -7,- — _ _ ;
Petient le Holding H,e Own-Op.ro
tion Will Not be Necessary.
I Cleveland, Ohio. — Representative
j Schoolcraft Sherman, republi- ' a
J ^ c s aDdl date for vice president, has j
been removed from the home of form
gr Q 0 y ern0 r Herrick to Lakesids hos
pital, a sufferer from gallstones, and ;
is reported in an official bulletin as
! holding his ov. n. If the patient's candi- it
tion continues to improve, the bulletin
l said, it is not likely that an operation ;
for the removal of the gallstones will be
be aeceeeary. The physicians slate
that Mr. Sherman's well-known ab
I stemious habits have given him much |
^ bodily strength to resist the ravages i
of disease. 1
Cotton pj
'Fourteen Million Yards of
Bought by Mississippi Farmer;.
Jackson, Miss.—In line with the sug
gestion of cotton exporters that a more
durable form of wrapping be put on |
to cotton bales, Purchasing Agent Welsh to
0 j tke Farmers' Union, at a meeting
„ a .„nutate tor the jute bantu
heretofore used. The action was iD *
Companies of Manila
Combine Fined $2,000 Each,
New York city.— A fine of $2,000 waa
de- upOQ each of twenty-four com
^ manufacturing manila wrapping
J ^ lge H ough in the United
COU rt All but one of these com
will panies, the Allen Brothers company of
will Sandy Hill, N. Y., pleaded guilty to
few maint&ining an illegal combination ln
. tr ad e They were mem
ä -n- v- a«*
Three gooutg and one
d ied from the disease and the camp
has been placed under quarantine rag
ulati0a8 Lieutenant Jones of the
Flrgt aQd Lieutenant Muldoon
^he Philippine scouts, have been
The situation with regard to the
choera outbreak ln the province of
p angag i Ban 0Q tke island of Luzon, Is
yery geflou ' s Ninety-three cases have
beeQ reporte d i n the last twenty-four
8 * xt ^ ° r " iiich ,,ave provea ta -
The collier Caesar, has arrived with,
gu bmarines which are intended for
workers sweltering in a tempera
; the workers, sweltering in a
| ture ot 98 degrees, tae International
Sunday School association closed its
twelfth triennial convetnion at tae ar
mory with a session given over largely
to miscellaneous addresses and the
picking up of loose ends of business
The final hour was given over to pray
er and song, and despite the staling
heat, the enthusiasm of the delegates
trump tad higher than as any time dur
ing the convention,
well fided for the closiag session, but
seats in the dele
Troops in Philippine Islands Are
Placed Under Quarantine.
Officers of the First Cavalry and the
Philippine Scouts Have Been Stricken.
Situation is Serious.
Manila, P. I.—Cholera has broken
out among the troops at Camp Gregg.
civilian have
this station on board.
Comes to Cloee—Delegates Elected to
Peace Conference.
Louisville, Ky.—After a final day of
drive and rush to finish the program.
numerous vacant
gates section showed that man> had
already left for home. .
The principal event at Jh®c lo fg
session was the election of two dele-
th» gates to the next worid s peace con-
of lerence at London. T e assoc.a..on,
by a practically unanimous vote, de
cided to send H. J. "® în * e ot
a 11 ** Justice J. J. MacLarea, or to
The armory was
American Financier Passes Away Sud
denly in Paris.
Paris, France.— W. B. Leeds died
suddenly at the Rltz hotel, in this city,
Leeds was a well known financier, and
promienently identified with the
Rock Island interests and with other
large enterprises for years. He had
been in poor health for several years.
Grover Cleveland's Career.
Born at Caldwell, Essex coun- A
a ty, N. J., March 18, 1837. Chris- A
a tened Stéphen Grover Cleveland. A
i a In 1841 family moved to Fay- A
A etteville, N. J. H
j a Served as clerk in a country A
a store
a In 1852 was appointed assis- A
A tant teacher of the New York in- A
a stitution for the blind,
a For four years, from 1855, as- A
a sisted his uncle in preparation of A
a "American Herd Book'' and had A
a a clerkship in a law firm in Buf- A
a falo.
a Admitted to bar in 1859.
A Appointed assistant district at- A
A torney of Erie county January 1, A
A 1863. *
A Defeated for the district attor- A
a neyship of Erie oounty in 1865. A
A Practiced law.
A Elected sheriff of Erie county A
A in 1870.
A Elected mayor of Buffalo in A
A 1881.
A Elected governor of New York A
a in 1882 by a plurality of 200,- A
A 0Ô0. *—
A Elected president of the United A
A States in 1884. Majority ixr the A
A electoral college 37.
A Broke all records by vetoing m
j a one hundred and fifteen bills out A
! A of eight hundred and ninety- A
A seven bills.
; A Married Frances Folsom in the A
! A white house June 2, 18.86.
A Defeated in campaign for re- A
I» în isss
: J * he DractiCQ of law A
-1 A , T 5 y" k P
J » president of the Unit- A
A Liectea p a
: * «dB™? Venezuela
* SQt .
boundary A
J ^ i; ^ ; hwse
A Alter leaving ^ j
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J ramuy in r. n
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Minister Wu To Know How Many Will
br Admitted.
Honolulu.—The Chinese commutes
which has charge of the agitation for
a modification of the excision laws
laws so as to permit of a limited im
migration of Chinese to these ls.ands
has received a letter f rom Minister
; Wu Ting Fang at Washington asking
what number of Chinese immigrants
it suggests should be admitted here
annually. The committee has iep..ed
; that it desires that 5,000 a year should
be admitted for about seven years, in
addition to their families, It esti
mates that with such an immigration
| there would be at the end of
i years only about 50,000 Chinese in the
1 territory,
pj PS t to Visit Cuban Port Since Amer
ican War.
| ilus, the first Spanish ship of the navy
to enter Cuban ports since the relin
Qa j skmen t 0 f Spanish sovereignty in
fÄ« ?SïS,*L*
cnbraa Joining 'in tha
Havana, Cuba—The schoolsbip Naut
Clyde Line Freighter Strikes on Long
Island Coast
New York City.—Having loet hei
bearings in a thick sea-fog, the Clyd«
line steamer Chippewa, en route from
Charleston, S. C., to Boston, ran on &
submerged rock on the Long Island
coast just west of Montank Point.
?Sbe ifl a freighter and carried no pas
sengers. The sea rushed Into the hold
In the steamer's hull, extinguishing
the fires and rendering her helpless.
She has a cargo of naval stores and

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