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Have Played Havoc With the Cotton Crop* HEATY DEPRECIATION REPORTED —o— Bad Negro Run« Amuck at Columbue. Telephone Cable Can Be Saved. Will Build Big Storage Warehouse. t / the cotton crop ' Reports from throughout the State still continue unfavorable, and there is loud com plaint among the farmers of heavy depreciation, caused by shedding and boll worms, farmers of Mississippi looked for ward to the finest harvest ever gath Four weeks ago the ered, but within the last three weeks the situation has changed materially for the worse. Fortunately, the crop could stand much loss without being reduced to what might be termed a "poor crop," and, fortunately also, September In Mississippi, with fa vorable weather, is a month in which the crop has a chance to recover much of its lost ground. —o— Telegraph Cable Will Be Saved. W. W. Welsh, expert cableman of the Western Union Telegraph Compa ny, with headquarters at Atlanta, Ga. made an Investigation to ascertain whether or not it would be possible to save any part of the old cable connecting Natchez and Vidalia, La., and which was lost in the river here nine weeks ago. He found that fully two thousand feet could be saved. The cable is worth $1 a foot. Some parts of the cable are buried six feet deep in the mud. ihe low stage of the river will enable the company to save this cable. cal by John Sharp Gives $1OO John Sharp Williams, in sending in a personal contribution of $100 to the National Democratic campaign fund, » submitted the following let ter to J. C. McGuire of Yazoo City: "We do not need any money for wrong purposes, but we do need money to pay for campaign literature to get the voters out on the day of the election by such conveyances as are needful, to pay for bands to stir up enthusiasm and get out audiences upon suitable occasions, to pay the the expenses of campaign orators, etc. i ly ing The also not Will Repair 50 Tenant House«. The Textile Mills Corporation, of Wesson, has perfected arrangements with Contractor Burgess for the re pair of fifty tenant houses, which they very much need. It is reported that this mill has a large number of orders on hand, more than for months posaibly caused by the unset tled condition of the Lane-Maginnis Mill in New Orleans. skiff to mer Immense Lumber Sale. Business conditions along the gulf coast, which were characterized by a decided stringency last winter, commencing to show marked improve ment. ing the the except water are This is especially true of the lumber trade, whcLh was stim ulated by the purchase of 20,000,000 feet of pitch pine by Italian interests. The lumber will be shipped to Italy through the port of Pascagoula. A Island Successful Revival Closes. The most wonderful revival meet ing held in Utica just closed at the Methodist church. There were 237 professions, 3 Joined the different churches and over 20 family altars erected. many years has The services were conducted by Rev. W. G. Harbin and Rev. C. N. Guice, the former do ing most of the preaching, the latter conducting the singing. • Tied to Tree and Robbed. About two miles west of Richton, Z. W. Walley, a prominent citizen of the community and father of Drs. Willis and Dave Walley, of Richton, was taken from his horse while riding on the road, tied to a tree by un known parties, and, after filling his mouth full of dirt, he was robbed, having on his person $37. Long Distance Telephone Line. - Sim H. Lowenburg, of the Natchez Chamber of Commerce, is in receipt of a letter from Le land Hume general manager of -the Cumberland Tele phone Company, saying that steps have been taken to proceed with the condemnation of the right o£ way for a long-distance line from Natchez to Rayville, La. Lost His! Voice. Font Hulett, aged 21, son of A. C. .Hulett, of Meridian, is suffering from an attack of paralysis of the tongue and throat. The attack came on dur ing the night, and the young man has been unable to speak since. Property Sold for $30,000. The O'Reily property, the home of the Citizens' National Bank, brought at chancery sale by Robert Ernest, for $30,000 at Vicksburg. was Membership Increases. Grand Chancellor W. A. Sessions, grand lodge, The city of Pascagoula has award ed a contract for paving sidewalks, in curbing, gutters and sewers to Pier of the Mississippi Knights of Pythias, reports a steady gain of membership in that fraternity throughout the state, and very lively interest manifested by members. Bon and Richardson of Meridian, for * $26,782. School Building, Set (hi Fire. In the third fire occurred at Wig- ing gins within a week one of the school buildings was damaged to the extent of $1000. The fire appears to have been of incendiary origin. The build of ing was not Insured One of the largest crowds ever as-! tembled in this county attended the j ** V «i »**• Bad Negro Ran« Aœack. "Smoky" Jone«, a bad negro» ran amuck at Columbus, knocked down a policeman, took three shots at an other officer and three^ more at the county bridge keeper. The black was finally arrested by C. W. Evans at t.he latter's country place, seven mLles west of Columbus. The negro was badly wounded. Telephone Line For Collins. It Is being generally reported that Collins Is to have another telephone system by the Home Telephone Co., giving long-distance service to Its pa trons. This city has been working for a long time for long-distance ser vice, and this news is heralded with delight. —o— Bridge Nearing Completion. Work on the big Iron bridge across Tangipahoa river, which has been in progress at Magnolia weeks Is now about completed and there only remains the construction of the abuttments before the bridge is opened to traffic. The bridge is nearly 160 feet long and consists of two spans. for several Hotel Struck By Lightning. The Commercial Hotel at Seminary was struck by lightning during a heavy rain and thunder storm. The bolt followed the telephone wire, coming out of the roof, near the chimney, and doing great damage to the building. pants were badly shoeked. Several of the occu Machlnery to Replace Roosters. A stock company, capitalized at $10,000 has been organized with lo cal capital to build the Lambert hoist ing machine, which .has been patented by M. G. Ducow, of Natchez. The machine is to be used in loading and unloading steamboats and will place the troublesome roustabouts. re Cotton Crop Cut Short. j The long and continued drought of this section around Seminary was broken by a downpour o t rain which lasted about an hour. The cotton crops of that section have suffered greatly and have been cut short about one-third. Big Fir© at Natchez. The National Packing Company's office and warehouse mere complete ly destroyed by fire at Natchez, caus ing a loss of $10,000 on the stock. The planing mill of H. B. Brown also destroyed and, while the loss is not yet known, it will be heavy. mas Three Negroes Drowned. While four negroes were rowing a skiff across Old river near Cole's j Creek landing at Fayette, one of the number rocked the boat, causing it I to capsize. Three of the men, Pal mer Ford, James Wilson and Henry Jackson, were drowned. —o— Insure State Property. Insurance men of Jackson are wait i a ing with a good deal of Interest for the placing by Chairman W. A. Mont gomery, of the board of trustees of the penitentiary, of the insurance au- ! thorized on all the prison properties except that where there is adequate water facility for local fire protection. Cat Island In Litigation. A special from Gulfport says: Cat Island is in litigation, of title will be brought into court and the case determined as to whether the title of Major Harrod or that of Marie Cuevas' heirs is good. Cuevas heirs are now in possession. The matter The ! To Pay Poll Taxes. To Induce the members of their race to pay the poll tax obligation is the movement that has been launched : by a number of prominent negro ! leaders in Mississippi. Women In Charge. The ladies of Vicksburg held rousing meeting to take steps toward the proper care of the city cemetery. A permanent association was formed, officers elected and committees a ' The town of Prentiss has bought 173 new bales of cotton and shipped three cars of cotton seed. A general complaint of short crop is increasing daily. nam ed. New Cotton Coming In. was thrown from the lumber ramps at Seminary and seriously injured. Lumber Employee Injured. J. W. Skaggs, an employee of the Commercial Lumber Company, while directing some work Saved From Drowning. .Just as Fred Ward, a bookkeeper, was sinking for the last time in Mis sissippi Sound, near Biloxi, Polite Stamant, who was fishing near by he roically rescued him. Fanners' Union Warehouse. Another enthusiastic meeting was held at Waynesboro, by the . armeys' Union of this county, to further the warehouse plan. A warehouse will It built In the near future. Compress Begins Operating. The compress at Gloster, has be &un operation and will make its first shipment of cotton of 51 bales. The receipts at the compress to date are 157 bales behind this date last year. I holiness c*mp meeting at McHenry is increas in $ ln interest. An old fäshioned re vival bas already begun, and much * eod 18 being felt as a result of the meeting. , The South Mississippi meeting. The negroes off Jackson are mak- ! ing elaborate preparations for the re ception of Booker T. Washington, who has made an appointment to speak there October 6 on the subject of "Industrial Education. " —o-^ The dates for the State Gun Club shoot, to be held in Jackson, have been changed from Sept. 14 to 16, in far ****** wraateat«» | ran an the was t.he was noons AIE MEIISS And Millions Lost In For • est Fires. FLARES RAGE FOR THREE DAYS One Town Has Only One Building Left Standing. Others Are Surrounded by Walls ef Fire. pa Duluth, Mian.—Thousands acres of agricultural lands and mil Uons of feet of standing timber were of laid in waste, several mining leca tions were burned and at least 10,000 people are homelees as the .result of j forest fires which swept through in many distriets la northern Minn is ta. miles Chisholm, Mian., ninety north of Duluth, was completely de stroyed. The only building standing is the new $115,000 high school. Nashwauk, Minn., fifty miles north west sf Duluth Is surrounded by Aibn aad tha outskirts of tha town ara burning. Buhl, Minn., twalva rallaa «Mt af C.hlahalm, is eut off frata tha worlg by the firas that ara banring down on tha town. WraaahaU, twenty miles north west af Duluth, Cases a wall of flames that is sweeping toward tha village. It appears to ha doomed. Several small settlements in Douglass county, Wisconsin, have bean burned and for est firas are'Sweeping the northern part at tha oounty. A fire at Bayfield, Wis., damaged buildings to tha ex tent of $75,006 or more. One fatality is believed to have oc curred. May Fisher, a woman at Chisholm, is believed to have per« lshed. a el TRIPLE TRAGEDY. j _ „ _ Texan Shoots a Man and a Woman and Then Himself. Waco, Tex.—Dock Watson in Hills boro, ahot a Miss Ethel Edsal, opera tor for the Southwestern Telegraph Company, then turned his pistol on himself, and shot twice in the breast. Both died almost Instantly, and Miss Edsal is believed to be fatally wound Watson and the young woman were together when Horn saw them The is to ed. and came across the street, shooting then occurred. n LEAPS TO HIS DEATH. Tampa Man Jumps From Hot Springs Hotel Window. j tbe wash basin of his room. He died half an hour after his fall. Hot Springs, Ark.—A. S. Waters, a visitor from Tampa, Fla., made a spectacular leap to bis death from a third story window of the new Pres ton Hotel to the pavement below, a distance of fifty feet, ing out of the window he tore Before jump T» ter up a handful of currency and threw it in an hour after his fall. ! COTTON CRO^ STATEMENT. The Chronicle Says 1908 Production Was 11,581,829 Bales. NeW York.—The Chronicle's nual statement of the cotton crop of the United States for the year end ing Sept. 1, 1908, indicates that the total crop this year will reach 11, 581,828 bales, while the exports 7,583,078 bales and the spinners' tak ings are 4,241,817 bales, leaving a stock on hand at the close of the of 182,727 bales. an f re year O OBSCENE POSTAL CARD. Seat to Roosevelt Lands Clerk in Se rious Trouble. Norfolk, Va.— Arthur Jenkins, the naval clerk, charged with sending obscene postal card Roosevelt, being unable to furnish $1,000 bail, was committed to the ! Norfolk jail. : ! 1. an to President Ci To Reconstruct Dam. Knoxville, Tenn.—Mr. W. J. Oliver of this city has been awarded the tract to reconstruct the great clam at Augusta, Ga., which was swept away by the recen t floods. Jt is estimated tb atthe work will cost from $ r i0ii,000 to $1,000,000. Mr. Oliver is ing to begin construction at con so prepar once. O Tolstoi Better. St. Petersburg.—A letter received here from Countess Tolstoi, wife of Couont Leo. Tolstoi, says that her husband is better of his recent ill- ness, but that he is still weak and can receive nobody. -O-— The Ajax in Collision. Melbourne.—The American eollier Ajax, which is accompanying the fleet, was in collision in the harbor with the steamer Laura. Both vessels were badly damaged, but there was no loss of life. and tor aftd p ^ C "* u Jabn stown, Pa.—It is reported the * &rr ' m * n lnteTe6te bave closed W i tb th . e Cambria Steel Compa ny for 500 steel gondola eign ain a eon cars. has his immigration authorities arc wag lng a 8» lnB t the white slave evil has turne d up some astonishing and volting facts. The speo'aj agents en gaged on this work havp discovered the existence of a society, with head quarters in several large European cities, the object of which is to O 44 WHITE SLAVE" EVIL. Washington.—The campaign which re from pro cur ® young girls and send them to the of United States to lead immoral lives, him O K1U * SeIf on Weddin 8 Day Liverpool,—A cowboy named Geo. | Pr,c ®' supposed to be from Okla- I was homa ' committed suicide here. Price tiful was P laying wlth a wild West show, j lost He was to bave been married to a Liverpool waitress. • have „ - < m ° Cth ° f fn discharged «cured There are now tight «au« il to« iatemto, | n»Œ OF com A SECRET Farmen Union Mum as to Price Agreed Upon TO DEAL DIRECT WITH SPINNERS Mississippi Baaken Agra« to Advance Sixty Per Cent ou Warehouse Re ceipts. Association Fort Worth, Texas.—The members ef the National Farmers' Union, who are privy to the plana of that organ isation In regard to the price to bo demanded for cotton which were agreed upon at the closing session here are as close mouthed as clams. Not oife word, authoritatively or oth erwise, nor a single hint as to the price agreed upon has been permitted to escape. Such secrecy, where so many are In possession of it, tends to demon strate the earnestness of the farm ers In the fight they are making. It has been learned, however, from a source generally conceded to be re liable that a sliding price has been agreed on. The plan for marketing the crop confirms the appointment of a com mission of twelve, one from each of the cotton raising states, with of fices in Memphis to deal direct with the dinners at home and abroad. J. E. Montgomery, of Tennessee, la president and J. 6. Eubanks, of Geor gia, is general manager of this mission. This body Is to .have the handling of cotton in union warehouses and expects to deal in large lots directly with the consumer, eliminating tirely the middleman, should a lot of 60,000 or 100,000 bales be sold, the order will be portioned among the warehouses of the various states in proportion to the amount of cotton held. All the business of the selling agent will be transacted from the Memphis office. of of in ter com en For instance, fish and ap o HEIRESS TO MILLIONS. — o - Wife of Steamboat Man Gets New York Property. -Noah K. Ludlow, ■eer of the steamer R. E. Lee, in the famous race en the Mississippi river with the steamer Natchez, when the latter blew up. has been noti fied that bis wife is heir to sixty five acres of land in the heart of New York city, worth millions of dolars. Mrs. Lodlow, it is claimed, is one of the few remaining heirs to the original owners of the prop erty who gave a ninety-nine-year« lease on the land. wet part the Mobile, engi the in one this and city, onio, The O W. J. BRYANS SON ENGAGE T» Marry Misa Helen Barger of Milwaukee. Milwaukee , Wis.,—The negage ®ent of Misa Helen Berger, daugh ter of Alex Berger, a prominent mil ler and Board of Trade man of this city, and William Jennings Bryan, Jr., son or the Democratic presid eatial candidate, was admitted by Mr. Berger. Miss Berger and her mother are at present visiting friend« In Lincoln, Neb. O a O CHAMPION PAUPER DIES. Hcaeklah Monk .Lived 85 Years in Poor ho use. Utica, N. Y.—The champion pau per is dead, after being a publie charge for eighty-five years, Hezekiah Monk was born in the Herkimer eeanty poorbouse eighty-five years ago, spent all his days there, and died in that institution this week. re O COMMONER SENDS $2,000. Give« August Profits to Democratic Campaign Fund. Lincoln, Neb.—Charles W. Bryan ■ent a eheck for $2,000 to Gov. Has kell of Oklahoma, comprising the oeipta over expenditures in the Com omner office from July 29 to Sept. 1. He also sent a check for $320 the receipts of 59 contributions to the fund. re as I —o Giants Big Moneymakers. Boston Bass.,—Manager John Me Graw is authority for the statement today that the New York National League Baseball Club will $200,000 this season, so his calculations on the gate eeipts already received. clear McGraw bas re- o Editors in a Street Duel. Manzanillo,—In a street which was the outcome of a politcal quarrell, Manuel Ellas, editor of the Conservative El Vigilante, was shot and killed by Manuel Estrada, edi- tor of the liberal paper, El Reportes, aftd also liberal candidate for com gressman. duel O Blissful Ignorance. Amsterdam.—The Netherlands for eign office has no knowledge of the suggested mediation by Great Brit ain for a settlement of the dispute be tween the Dutch government Venezuela. and O No Hope For Recovery. Tokio. — Th« condition of Marquis Inouye, former Minister of Foreign Affairs in Prince Ito'z Cabinet, who ; has been critically ill for some time, shows no Improvement. No hope for his recovery is entertained. I _ [he Houston, Tex. Chas. McCoy feU from the bow of the pleasure launch Sweetheart, and was drowned, efforts of those of th ® fishing party to save him being unavailing. O o Rawhide, Nev.—The situation fol lowing the conflagration in Rawhide ?° was much improved. There is a pien tiful supply of food for all those who lost their homes and no suffering has 1 resulted. Relief trains with supplies l have reached her* from Reno and Th Goldfield Already the work of re- tol babiilitation is being planned. ! " Th ® losses will not be as heavy as " 0t ot «4 *Q,m> SHOOTING IN MIDSTREAM. Spectacular Tragedy Enacted on Mis sissippi River. Memphis, Tsnn.—Enmity between two fishermen, having its origin sev eral years ago when. It is alleged, the wife of one deeerted him for the oth er, reached a rather spectacular cul mination in midstream of the Missis sippi river, some miles bslow this city. S. L. Smith and Ms son wsrs fired on, the younger man being kill ed and the elder wounded, by P. J. Nichols, the man who, it to alleged, was the aggreeeor, according to the statement of Smith, who reported the oocurrence to the police. THREATEN TO STORM JAIL. who bo were oth the are It a re of of J. la of to be Fortner City Marshal, Under Sen tence to Hang, Transferred. Huntsville, Ala.—John Holland, former City Marshal of Nanceville, under sentence to hang Sept. 18, in Cullman eounty, for murder, was brought to Huntsville for safekeep ing. Judge Speake had been inform ed that the friends of Holland had threatened to storm the jail and res cue him, hence the order to convey the prisoner here. Sheriff Carey and two deputies brought the prisoner to Huntsville. . al to as -O Four Thousand Homes Burned. Tokio. —Dispatches from Ni lgata, in the Ichigo province, 1$ miles northwest of this cit/, tell of a fire which occurred in whidt 4,000 houses were destroyed by the flames. Fearful scenes of destruction and ft faring are reported as a result of the disas ter and the government is rendering every possible assistance to the in* habitants of the stricken city. O Fish Dynamiter Injured. Memphis, Tenn.—James Mahan, a planter of Parker, Ark., lies at a Memphis hospital injured by an explo sion of dynamite at his home. While dynamiting a lake near his home for fish a stick of the explosive went off prematurely, tearing off Mahan's hand and injuring him in the body and about the head. in o Kentish Hop Crop Hurt. Maidstone, Eng.—The excessively wet weather, accqmpanied by a high wind, has completely ruined a large part of the Kentish hop crop. Thou sands of Hop pickers, who came down from London, are suffering acutely the houses fherein they are quartered being flooded. O Broke World's Record. St. Paul.— De Palma, in a 90 horse power machine at the state fair broke the world's record for a mile on circular track by covering the dis tance in 51 seconds flat. The machine in which the record was broken one in which Fedrino was killed early this year while racing. Frantz Turns %> Rich Now. Enid, Okla. Former Gov. Frantz and his brother, O. G. Frantz, of this city, purchased the famous Prince ranch of 50,000 acres near San An onio, Tex., for colonization The deal involves three quarters of million dollars. a was purposes. a O New Prince Arrives. Santander.—A son was born to the Princess of Bourbon-Sicily, who be- fore her marriage on November 16tb last to Prince. Charles of Bourbon, was Princess Louise of Orleans. -Q Attached Car For Debt. San Francisco. W. C. Greene, the Cananea magnate, was attached by the sher iff in a suit brought against Greene for the recovery of $112,000. The private car of copper O Noted Negro Passes. Richmond, Va. —John Y. Smith, présidant of the negro reformatory here and minister to Liberia under President Cleveland's first adminis tration, died here aged 65 years. • O Great Britain as Mediator. Amsterdam—The Netherlands For eign Office has no knowledge of t.he suggested mediation by Great Britain for a Battlement of a dispute between lha Dutch government and Venezuela. Salt Lake "City Win«. Toledo, O.—Salt Lake City Utah secured the 43rd national encamp- 8 ment, G. A. R., by a large majority. O Spain Backs Franoe. San Sebastian.—Premier Maura, after an Interview here with King A 1 - fonso, announced that Spain would act in unison with France in the Mo- roccan difficulty. O KanokJ's Resignation Accepted. Tokio. —The resignation of Vis- count Kanokl as Director General of the Tokio International has been accepted by the Exposition government. On Charge of Blackmail. New Orleans—Oscar Ford was held for trial under $1000 bond, charge of blackmailing I. B. Renny son. O on the O the up ion Basie, Switzerland.-—Emanuel Man del, a multimillionaire merchant of Chicago, died here, as the result of injuries received in a fall at the rail way station. While alighting from a O train, Mr. Mandel's foot slipped and [he fell heavily, his head striking the flagstones. He was conveyed to a .hospital in an ambulance. At first, it was believed that Mr Mandel's inju ries would not prove serious, but he grew suddenly worse and died. O :* Bimjnffc«ai, Ala. It has been an ?° UnC ?r the removal of troops e „f 1 lÖ ® ml ° lng cam P s o t the district . as origlnally Planned, had , a " th ® tr00ps be 8ent to ter l b< " r towns wIthIn a few dafs - a Th ® declalon to r «move the troops tol } ow ^ the ratification by the lo- In " , mln f s v unlon mention of the, as QatIoaal offlc ®rs in call- the H '^ y Struokmfn Of Tnilanapoli. bard kmu Wg w|ft tébnitut zMidt,. FOR GREATER MISSISSIPPI Devoted to the Induitiial, Commercial and Agricultural Development of the Wonderful Resouroe* of the State. Other Items of Interest i =tPy H. E. BLAKJ&3LEE, JACKSON, MIAS.==== oth cul this wsrs kill J. the the September and October is the sea son for fairs in the State of Missis sippi and the prospects this year is better than ever before, both in the way of good exhibits and large at tenadnee. There are two new ea tries in the fair circle that are bid ding for the support and eo- opera tion of those Interested In the pro per development of the agricultural tie or no attention to a descriptive of the State. Especial care and at tention has been given by those In charge and the people are promised events that will have a good effort in promoting the interests enumera ted. Sen in was had res and to The writer has persistently en couraged these institution, realizing that in the geat plan of agricultural education being conducted in the State, they had a work to perform that was peculiarly their own and could be effectively done in no way. By precept and example they reach a class of people who could be reach ed by no other means. % The results of the year labor is brought together and the best shown for the benefit of the multiplied thousands who at tend. A good hog grown at small expense will appeal to many who can see it when a dozen institute lec turers would fail to interest him. A system of cultivation and produces a splendid yield of crop, when the product is exhibited and explained, will reach many who would pay lit tle or no attention to an descriptive article in an agricultural paper.. The fairs have the power to reach hun dreds in a peculiar way that can be Interested in on other. They are deserving of the hearty and earnest support and encouragment of all who would see Mississippi come in to her own as tha leading agricul tural state of the South.. Baldwyn, lying partially in both to 19th. This is the third year for hold this year from September llth than last and the interests manifieset this fair and it has proven a success so far. It has become one of the principal events for North East Mis sissippi. The premiums are larger and more camprehensive this year than last and the interests manifect ed tends to a largely increased at tendance. r Boonville has a pair Association organized, the charter having been recorded some weeks since. The cap ital stock is $10,000 and the ob . ject as tsated, to hold an agricultur al fair. A letter of inquiry failed to elict the information as to whet her this fair would be held this year or not. It is located in a rich section of country and could be made one of the best in Mississippi. The Oktibbeha County Fair will run from October 6th to the 8th. This is one of the old and always successful fairs, that has proven of incalculable benefit to the people of that section of the State, splendid development along all lines pertaining to agriculture in that section can be attributed to this fair as much as anything else. It is well managed and has been signally successful. The Delta Fair at Greenville, will hold its initial events during the week of October 12th to 17th. This fair starts under the most favorable condithts and is destined to be come one of the biggest and best in the State. The great Delta sec tion of Mississippi will be represen ted here, and it can be safely assum ed that the display of products will be truly second to none. fire in* ed to is vil in ces iod a a for off a the Dr. ted was date The The no ton ance of with ture. Another of the old and through ly established fairs is held at Col umbus October 20th to 23 rd. This is the Mississippi and West Alabama Fairs Association, had a long period of unbroken suc cesses and the good work it has per formed is plainly evident all over that section of the State. It has been further Improved and the event this year promises to be better than ever. the This fair has mers ed as two tural ber iana, with The Yazoo County Fair, first held last fall easily one of the best in the State from the beginning, will be held this year from October 19th to 24. It represents both the Delta and hill section of the State and is diversified in its exhibits. It will undoubtedly be worth multiplied thousands of dollars to the good peo ple of that fertilè section of our great state. A new fair to hold its first meet ing this year also is the Scott-New ton fair to be held at Lake Camp Ground October 13th to 16th. As the name indicates, this will event will represent both of these splen did countries andj promises to be come one of the best in the country. Its success will be a great factor in the improvment of conditions in the two counties represented. Covington county will hold its an nual event at Mt. Olive during the week preceding the -State Fair at Jackson, the exact not being pos ,tlvely known at this office. This 8 P lendid fair in the piney woods i# on It came, that are dent the cided trade York, mittee here tion. rest votes Reward For Dynamiters. Gov. Noel .has issu îd a proclama tion offering a reward of $100 for the arrest and conviction of the un known parties who attempted to blow up a negro family with dynamite in Brandon last week. The citizens of Brandon and vicinity have already raised a reward of $500. New York Jews denied the assert ion by Police Commissioner Bingham that Jews are responsible for 50 per cent of the crime !n that city. It Roger cal they than weevil A gpea ker at the Natchez confer e nce made the statement that it might have been better for the South had the weevil struck heresoon af ter the war ' WMle l 1 no doubt be a ha rd matter to make any consid erable number of our people see it In that way, he recounted conditions as they were at present in some of the districts wheTTthe weevil knock bard for a year or 4*o, wh«n the Ptoplt movffMd ÜÄ tagt» iff iff ed away ing days, of / sea is the at ea bid pro at In In Its third year and is growing in popularity for year to year. The managment has been of the best and and the events excellently attended. About twenty corn clubs In the various counties will hold their roundups during October and 'are nothing more or less than one-day fairs. Some of them will offer spec ial premiums for other crops besides corn and live stock. These meet ings will likely result In a number of new fairs for next year to swell the list. Something like a dozen colts shows are held In the State each year, being distributed among all sections. Some of these are held by owners of horses and jackB while some are open to general competi tion. They are largely attended and create intense interest. The Completeion of fair season comes with the great State Fair held at Jackson October 27th to Novem ber 6th inclusive. This event has been given space in these columns heretofore and it is not necessary to say more of it now. en the and way. at lec A the lit be are all in for Three meeting of the greeter agri cultural importance have been held Meetings that were well attended in the State during the past month, and characterized by interest on the part of those who came. The boll weevil convention at Natchez was the largest attended, drawing people from six counties in Mississippi and three or four parishes in Louisiana. This meeting was promoted by the Natchez Chamber of Commerce and was a splendid success. It was made possible by the fact that the boll weevil had arrived in the territory ad jacent to Natchez and that some prompt action was absolutely necess ary to counteract its damaging eff ect. The large theatre building us ed for the meeting was comfortably filled at all sessions except the first, and at times standing room was freely used. It denoted the fact the people in that section and begun to realize the great damage to be done by the weevil and their inter est in remedial measures, there were a number of excellent speakers upon various subjects, by far the most instructing and inter esting talker of the occasion was Dr. Evans of Shreveport, Louisiana, who is charge of the Government demon strations with reference to the wee vil in Louisiana and Texas. He was in a position to give actual experien ces with the weevil covering a per iod of five years spent in fighting ths His advice was particularly While pest. interesting and instructive, and it would be worth a great deal if he could be secured to make this ad dress in a large number of the Mis sissippi that are to be infested with the weevil during the next few years. Dr. Newell also delivered an illustra ted lecture on the wevil that carried with it valuable information. Other speakers upon the 'main subject as well as others of importance, were given strict attention. The meeting was a splendid success from every stainpoint was made permanent and date announced for another later on, The people of that section are deeply interested in adopting approved me thods to compat the weevil, and will doubt work the matter out satie no facto rily. The Farmers Congress at Lexing ton was another meeting of import ance and splendid attendance, meeting was under the direct super vision of Dr. S. A. Knapp, director of the farmers demonstration work with the U. S. Department of Agricul ture. Thi« It held for four days and the a healthy increase One of interest shown throughout the entire time, the features of this meeting was an excellent exhibit made by the far It was select mers in that county. the demonstration plat* ed from throughout the county and shown example of that could be ao as an coraplished by cultural methods. Dr. Knapp delighted the audiance with two splendid discourses on agricul tural and a number of short talks specific propositions during tha meeting. He was located for a num ber of years at Lake Charles. Louis iana, and is throughly acquainted with conditions in Mississippi. A number of gentlemen spoke upon ag ricultural propositions and several dononstrators gave their experience on together with the success atteq^ed. It was a great meeting and will be productive of good throughout the section form which the attendance covering several countries in came, that part of Mississippi. Beavers to Form Dam. W. H. English and R. E. O'Ferrell are in Gulfport for the purpose of or- ganizing a local dam of the Indepen- dent order of Beavers. -O As a result of the prohibition wave the California Wine Association de cided to buy no grapes and the liquor trade has suffered heavily. Populist Headquarters. St. Louis,—Jay M. Forrest of New York, Chairman of the National com mittee of the People's party, arrived here to establish Southwestern head quarters for the Populist organiza tion. rest the Populists will poll 1,000,000 votes in November. According to Chairman For a It was stated that former Senator Roger Q. Mills of Texas was rapidly recovering in Baltimore from a surgi cal operation. telligent handling of their farms they were today in better condition than those who had never had the weevil to contend with. Farmers' Union Warehouse. T.he Farmers' Union Warehouse Company, of Newhebron, has receiv ed its charter and completed its or ganization. W. K. Berry, who is now away taking a course in cotton class ing will return within the next few days, and will assume management of the huaint«».