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FORI GREATER MISSÎSSÎRR]F Devoted to the Industrial, Commercial and Agricultural Development of the Yïonderful Resources of the State. Other Items of Interest. By H. E. BLAKESLEE, JACKSON, MISS. * It was the writer's pleasure and privilege to attend the great meeting of the National Farmers' Union at Fort Worth, Texas, on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of this month. Représenta fives from approximately thirty states were present and intense interest was j manifested from the opening meeting on the 1st until the gavel finally fell on the 3rd at midnight. Those who came to look after the interests of their various states were imbued with the spirit of fealty to the Un ion as well as their personal wel fare. The sessions were rather long and hard on those not used to in door work, but business was to be done and it was dispatched with ra pidity. While there may have been at times a decided difference of opin ion as to ways and means, every del- ; egate was willing for the verdict of the majority to prevail and absolute harmony characterized the proceed The old officers were elected for ings throughout. another year with the exception of one member of the executive commit tee who would not serve longer. The reports submitted were strong evi dence that the affairs of the organi zation had been wisely administered and that every official had done his duty without exception. The report made by the committee on résolu- j tions as to report of officers was com- j plimentary and the source of satis faction to those who had served dur ing the past year. President Barrett, although not seeking re-election, agreed to serve for another year but kindly notified the convention that he positively could not accept another election and asked that during the ed year the members cast about for a man to take his place. It was shown that Unionism is spreading rapidly to other states not at at present having organizations, and that the number was not only largely increased during the past year, but that the prospect for a larger in crease in the future was good. A number are knocking for admission with state organizations that are at present only affiliated by local or ganizations. The great states of the West are particularly active and pro mise *4 great field for Unionism. Eroneous reports were sent out concerning an affiliation of the Union with the American Federation of La bor along political line. Mr. Gom pers of the American Federation was present and addressed the Union in open session, and a resolution was passed endorsing his work and ten dering co-operation where interests were identical, but politics was not mentioned or referred to in any way. The press was asked to correct the first report and it was done to some extent at least. A delegation from Walla Walla, Washington, made a game fight for the next meeting of the Union and a complimentary resolution was passed by the members, but it is the opinion of those acquainted with the work ings of the body that it will be held in some point centrad to the Union membership. If this is done, Jackson, Mississippi is the point. It would cost many thousands of dollars less to hold the meeting here than in the far West, although it would no doubt be a pleasant trip to take and the good people out there are enthusias tic and would show the delegates a good time in every way. It was a great meeting and a suc cess from every stainpoint. There is a bright prospect ahead for the Un ion, and its members should take courage and form a determination to make the coming year a banner one In point of membership and accom plishment for the interest of the ag ricultural people of our country. \ ly one be for ties our pay riet two over the state are encouraging and over the state are encouraging and the prospects for a successful year could not be better. This work has been given a permanent place in our great educational system and one that it will maintain. A number of the counties have correctly given the girls a part in this work. Supt. Wal drup of Jones county recently re ports that he has 85 girls in the cooking and sewing contest. He is not only equipping the boys for a success in agricultural pursuits, but is preparing the girls as well for an Intelligent handling of their work through life. This movement should show a satisfactory increase next year, and the number of counties that have not as yet taken it up, should by all means »egin right now* to fall into line. This is the season for fairs and the fair spirit is abroad in the land. Mississippi is growing the fair habit and it means a great deal for the fu ture trosperity of the state. Noth ing tends to encourage the proper development of agriculture, horticul ture and live stock like the fairs. o GREGORI IS ACQUITTED. Paris. With the acquittal by a Jury in the assizes court of Louis A. Gregori, who fired upon Maj. Drey fus during the ceremonies last June, incident to the placing of the body of Emile Zola in the Pantheon, the Drey fus affair, which has divided France into two camps for the last twelve years, may be said to have been bu ried beyond all possibility of resur rection. O SWIPED THE POST OFFICE. Lawton, Okla.—Without permis sion of the postal authorities and In direct opposition to the remonstrance of the postmaster, H. F. Caubel, a gang of men, the real identity of whom is unknown, "swiped" the post office building, fixtures and all, and removed them to the new town. Pos tal authorities have been wired of the action and asked for instructions. It Is expected that the nearest icspac tor will be dispatched to investigate. 1 * and ing and maintaining machienry at the State Fair next month promises. 2nd to be excellent. A number of manu facturers have expressed a willing ness to exhibit their machines and was j some of them are already on the ground. It is to be sincerely hoped fell that a majority of the supervisors who will be present on the 28th and 29th of to witness these tests and determine for themselves what will build a road Un- cheaply and permanently. It is a mat wel- ter deserving of the closest investi gation on the part of all who are in in- terested in the welfare of Mississippi be and more especially those on whom ra- the responsibility falls for providing reasonable roads at a cost commensu rate with the ability of the people to del- ; pay. The writer has recently seen of roads built of common earth in Texas that were a long way better than most of those in our own state that did not cost an exhorbitant price at for all. If one state can have roads that The demonstration of road Uuild at of prove profitable to the people who use them, so can another. We are behind many of the states of the Un-, ion in road building, but that is no reason why we should continue so. Interest is increasing in this matter his and it should. The Democrat, publish ed at Philadelphia, has opened a col j umn for discussing road propositions j and calls for the people to contribute articles on the subject. Other papers might find this plan worthy of con sidération. Agitation will bring re suits of some kind, ana the chances are, that Viey will be for the good, he Get the people to trying for some thing better and a plan will be evolv ed eventually that will be an improve a ment over what we have at present, This is one of Missisisppi's greatest is needs and is deserving of attention at the hands of everybody, A The god people.of Marion county are very much interested in diversi fied farming and are offering splen did inducements for truckers to come there and locate. At a meeting recent ly held in Columbia, some three hun dred acres of land was offered free foy one and two years to expe rienced truckers who would come and work it. The object is, to make it a trucking center; first, by planting a considerab.e acreage by those experi enced in the business and then in ducing others to fall into line and raise truck. The ^lan is an excellent one and should be productive of good results. By concerted effort it may be possible to induce the G. and S. I ^railroad to supply refrigerator cajs for the handling of these crops, in which event, the people along the line would be afforded like facili ties with those along the line of the Illinois Central. Transportation reasonable rates is necessary to the success of such a venture and by proper effort, such can no doubt be arranged. rent an at —o— The subject of proper drainage for iarm lands has been brought promi nently to the front by the acUon of our last legislature in authorizing any section to organize a drainage dis trict, taxing the land benefitted to pay for the work. By this thousands upon thousands of acres of riet land will be brougat into culti vation. mean! o CANNON LAUNCHES HIS FIGHT FOR RE-ELECTION. Danville, 111.—Speaker Joseph G. Cannon opened* the campaign for re election to congress in his home town. Almost his entire address of nearly two hours was devoted to the labor question. He paid his respects to Samuel Gompers president of the American Federation of Labor, who spoke here on Labor Day and at tacked Mr. Cannon, inviting union working men to vote against him. Mr. Cannon plainly said he would never vote in congress for the boycott and some other things demanded by Gompers, including an anti-injunc tion Jaw, that, he declared, would make fish of one and fowl of an i BRYAN AND TAFT TO APPEAR. other. —O Chicago.—For the first time in the history of modern politics, two rival candidates for the presidency of the United States will meet at the same board and address the same audience when Taft and Bryan are to be the guests of honor at the annual ban quet of the Chicago Association of Commerce at the Auditorium on the evening of October 7. This an nouncement is made at the headquar ters of the Chicago chamber of com merce. Rival Candidates to be Guests of Honor at Chicago Banquet. Forest fires continued to spread in Minnesota. o Atlanta, Ga.—Georgia's legislature may adjourn without having accom plished any legislation looking to the j change in the present system of leas ing convicts to contractors in the states. CONVICT LEASE SYSTEM. When the house and senate went into session they were hopeless ly deadlocked, apparently, and un less some compromise measure is j hastifly agreed upon the lease system will stand for the present at least, Insane With'Murderous Axe. Wilmington, Del.—During a fit of temporary insanity, Pearson Talley, 60 years old, of this city, attacked his wife, his adopted daughter, Edith Johanson, and her husband, Andrew Johanson, and inflicted such serious wounds with a broad axe that the __ Cholera in St. Petersburg, St. .Petersburg.—Fifteen cases- of = cholera are officially reported as ex- by isling in this city victims are not expected to live. I \ I. THE PURE FEEDSTÜFFS BILL j ! j — „ — Baptist Association Wants Congress to Protect Prohibition Territory. Railroad Extension. Dogs Tax ed and Muzzled. —o— May be Annulled Thrqughthe Courts. —o —' THE INTERSTATE WHISKEY TRAFFIC terfl eld to the mayoralty, Night riders near Shubuta, warn ed cotton ginners to cease opera tions. j. b. Buckwalter will erect a $150, 000 yellow pine saw mill near New High School Opened at Bay Springs with an enrollment of 196. at j E. J. Adam was elected mayor ^of Pass Christian. Port Gibson fre-elected M. M. Sat ton. I W. F. Parsons, leading merchant and banker, died at Brook haven, aged 50. The Jasper County Agricultural & Charles Hyatt, a negro is under arrest at Waynesboro, charged with attempted criminal assault on Mrs. Carl Lampley. Henry Watterson and two other Louisville men gave $100 each to the $10,000 fund for a monument to General Stephen D. Lee. The Mississippi Live Stock Asso ciation, in annual session at Stark ville, appealed for co-operation in the cattle tick eradication. Neb Patton, a negro who mur dered Mrs. McMillin, a white woman, near Oxford, was taken out of the Oxford jail by a mob and lynched. ) The Long Lumber Company clearing off the ground to erect a plant at Moselle. The mill will have a capacity of 50,000 feet per day. Gov. Noel favors amending the Mississippi laws governing the char tering of social clubs so that those institutions shall be prohibited from selling or handling liquor. Gov. Noel has issued his procla mation incorporating the village of Prärie, Monroe county. The census or enumeration of inhabitants shows that there are 127 souls in the ter ritory incorporated. The icport of County Treasurer Herbert Gillis to the board of su pervisors, submitted shows that For rest county now has on hand $48, 347.95 in cold cash. About $40,000 of this sum will be used in the erec tion of the new county jail, work on which is now under way. is the cil and I in NEAR-BEER SALOON RAIDED AND CARLOAD SEIZED. Hattiesburg's first near beer sa lon has been moved to the county courthouse and nearly a carload of beverage will find its way into the placid waters of Gordon Creek. The beverage had been extensively ad vertised in the local newspapers as non-intoxicating. An analysis from the State Chemist gave it only 1.55 per cent of alcohol. The State Pro hibition Law includes "all malt, vi nous and spirituous liquors," and nothing is said of the percentage of alcohol therein contained. It is said that the near-beer saloon was doing an enormous' , business. at I* New Pine Saw Mill Will be Erected. J. B. Buckwalter, of Wingate, Miss who owns a tract of 20,000 acres or fine pine timbered lands in Newton and Neshoba counties will build a new mill on the Mobile, Jackson and Kansas City railroad near Newton He will secure a few miles or addi tional right of way for a railroad which he purposes to erect from the mill site to the heart of his timber holdings, a distance of fifteen miles. According to plans already drawn the new mill will have a daily capacity of 60,000 feet with provisions for en largement as the business justifies. Order May be Unconstitutional. There is prospect of more litigation growing out of an order made by the Commission directing the Gulf and Ship Island and the Mississippi Central to effect physical junction i and make connectons at a point near Silver Creek in Lawrence coun ty. The Gulf and Ship Island has al ready taken the preliminary steps, as the order is claimed to be repres sive and unconstitutional, and under authority of the law the appeal may made direct from the Commission to the Supreme Court. Banner Catch of Red Snappers. One of the largest catches of red snappers ever brought into Pascagou la, or any other Southern port at one time, reached there Saturday. The fishing smack Bertha M. Bai ley, of Mobile, landed on account of bad weather with 24,000 pounds of fish, which were at once transferred a freight car and shipped to Mobile to a local dealer. Police Raid Club. Acting under authority of a search officers raided the Jackson Capital offleeirs raided the Jackson Capital j City Athletic Club and captured four cases of whisky and two cases of beer, which was carted to police headquarters. This is the third laid that has been made by the police on the quarters of the organization, j and Chief Allen, believing that it is nothing more nor lessMhan a pros perous blind tiger," says he is de termined to put it out of business. For State Depository. Insurance Commissioner T. M. Henry has fattened the State Treas ury by paying in the sum of $16, 958.39, which is the amount of col lections made during the month of August, which sum will be placed in one or the other of the state deposi tories. This amount is rather above the normal being swelled by the 2 = Per cent premiuni tax, as provided by the legislature at its session this I year. I. Railroad Work Very Active. It is currently reported, that the j Mississippi Central railroad is pre paring to resume construction work on its propose 1 extension from Hat ! tiesburg southv, ard-'to the ports at j Gulfport and Pascagoula, and that contracts for grading will bo award ed with the next sixty days. p he company had all arrangemtnts j made for this work about a year ago when the financial depression set In. The New Orleans and Great North ern road Is making fairly good head way with grading, but work has not yet started on the Jacksen end of the ties will begin, but it Is believed that they are unable to say when activi ties will begun, but it is believed that the company will have trains running into Jackson by Jan. 1, 1909. The Edward Hines Lumber com pany is making preparations to com mence work on its Une between Col umbia and Gulfport, which is intend ed primarily for lodging purposes, but will be of standard gauge con struction. The Little J. division of the Y. & j M. road is practically rebuilding its line between Jackson and Harriston laying new ties and rails over the en tire distance. Nothing has been heard recently concerning the plans of the Aberdeen & Tombigbee Valley road, but reports from Aberdeen say that some defi nite announcement concerning plans may be expected within a few days. —o— Feedstuff Bill to be Attacked. Preliminary to instituting legal proceedings attacking the constitu tionality of the pure feedstuffs bill passed at the last sesion of the legis lature, several wholesalers and job bers, accompained by their attorneys, made a careful examinatipn of the legislative records relative to the pas sage of that measure. The litigation will be instituted by the Gulfport Grocery company, and it is expected that the suit will be filed within the next few days, George M. Foote, of Gulfport, president of the concern, was among the wholesalers who par ticipated in the examination of the records. of —o— Dogs Must be Muzzled and Taxed. The multiplicity of dogs of all kinds, from the best collie down to the insignificant little poodle of the lapdog variety, and the constant and recurring danger of mad dogs, sev eral dogs in the town having devel oped rabies during the summer, has brought about the passing of aq or dinance by the Columbia town coun cil that all dogs of whatsoever kind must pay a tax of $2.50 to the town and further, that when on the street each dog must wear a muzzle. Oh Joy! to Brown, Smith or Jones. Manager J. F. McKay, of the Mis sissippi State Fair and Industrial Ex position, wants all members of the Smith, Jones and Brown families to attenr the big event from October 27 to November 6, and he. is so anx ious to have them come to Jackson that he has offered special induce ments to secure their attendance. To the oldest member of the respective families who comes to Jackson a sea son pass to the exposition grounds and all the special attractions will be presented. County Loan Warrants Issued. The Copiah Board of Supervisors issued the county's loan warrants to the M. and P. Bank for $20,000, to be paid on Jan. 1, 1909, with 6 per cent interest. —o— FIND IT IMPOSSIBLE TO . LOWER COUNTY TAX RATE Owing to the fact that the col lections for road tax will fall off to an appreciable degree on account of the change in conditions brought about by the advent of the boll wee vil and the new system of farming whereby the farmers will not be res ponsible for the negrpes' road tax, the Adams county board of supervi sors decided that it would he impos sible to lower the county tax as was agreed upon and fixed at 7 mills, which is the same as last year. —o— Want Stringent Liquor Statute. At the Chickasaw Baptist Associa te the Mississippi congressmen and nited States senators were pe tioned to support a law which shall make all intoxicating bever ages shipped from other states into prohibition states subject to the laws and regulations of such prohibi bition states, immediately upon pass ing into their territory, and the re peal of a law granting a federal priv ilige tax to blind tigers in prohibi tion states. New County Jail. Brick work on Forrest county's new $40,000 jail was tsarted and it is the intention of the contractors to rush the work to completion, the meantime the county prisoners are being confined in the Covington county jail at Collins. In OUTLOOK IN LUMBER DEMAND IS HEAVIES. The positive announcement that j the large mill of the J. E. North Lum her Company at Bond ; will shortly the resume on full time was received of there with much satisfaction. number of small mills have started up during the past week and many the more are getting ready to go into A operation. —o— Tax Levied for County School. The board of supervisors of Nox ubee county has passed an order le- tile vying a tax of one mill throughout the county to the support of the county Agricultural high school, This coutny was the first to establish ce and locate such a school, authorized under the laws of 1908, and is the first to assure the maintenance and P support of such an institution. The Noxubee school will be located at P Mashula ville °°* " the * the f at v, BRIEF NEWS SUMMARY, From All Sources, State, National and Foreign —J The trial of A. Gregori is begun in Paris. An alleged German spy was ar rested in France. — ^ In. W. J. Bryan delivered three speeches at Peoria, 111. Asiatic choiera is spreading rap idly in St. Petersburg, a ge on the English coast, A severe gale caused great dam The Congo annexation treaty was ratified by the Belgian Senate. The American battleship fleet ar rived at Albany, West Australia. Samuel Gompers says Speaker Can non will be defeated for re-election. & j election. expecting an throne. The Methodist Church will attempt to defeat Speaker Cannon for re Queen Wilhelmina of Holland is heir to the Dutch John W Kern, Democratic candi date for vice president will tour the South. 70 years old, leader of the Italian colony at Daphnie, ' Ala., died sud denly. Orville Wright broke the aero plane record in this country at Fort Myer. The New York Sub-treasury trans ferred $100,000 in currency to New Orleans, Judge W. H. Taft will attend the Deep Waterways Convention at Chi cago. The Illinois Democratic Convention nominated Adlai E. Stevenson for governor. W. J. Bryan attended a meeting of the Democratic National Committee at Chicago. The Paris Temps bitterly attacked the Moroccan policy of the German Government. The newspapers of Russia appear almost without exception as Tolstoi jubilee numbers. Feeling between France and Ger many over the Moroccan question has reached high tension. John Mitchell says he is not an ap plicant for the position of Commis sioner of Immigration. Judge Alton B. Parker said he was not willing to make the race for Governor of New York. An American syndicate has secured an option on the .house built by Ben jamin Franklin in Paris. $ George L. Lilley was nominated for Governor by the Connecticut Re publican Convention. Secretary Straus, of the Depart ment of Commerce and Labor will take the stump for Taft. The Postofflce Department will shortly establsih railroad mail head quarters at New Orleans. in to The Democratic National mittee wil make a strong effort to carry the Pacific Coast States. Com The St. Vincent, the largest and heaviest battleship, ever built for the British Navy, was launched at Ports mouth. mouth. — Developments show that M. Al berti, ex-Minister of Justice of Den mark, committed frauds aggregating millions of dollars. The Coroner's Jury at Omaha de clared that Dr. Frederick Rustin wäs slain, and ordered that Charles E. Davis be held. Chairman Hitchcock recognized the Swisher faction as the regular Re publican organization in West Vir ginia. Connecticut Republicans are en gaged in a bitter factional fight over the nomination of George F. Lilley for governor. The United States Supreme Court will give the appeal involving the validity of the Railroad Commodity Law an immediate hearing. Marquis katsura, the new Premier and Minister of Finance, outlined a policy of rigid economy for Japan in an address at Tokyo. In a flight in his aeroplane at Fort Meyer, Orville Wright broke his own record by remaining in the air 62 minutes and 15 seconds. The steamer Spartan Prince, Cap tain Smith, of the Prince Line, has been lost at sea after collision with an unknown bark. Three persons were probably fa tally injured when a race horse ran info spectators at the State fair at Wheeling, Va. •The National Assdciation of Post offlce Clerks, in session at Birming ham, decided to meet next at At lantic City lantic City. of the American Druggists' syndicate. Chicago is to have a kosher hos pital. This was determined at an enthusiastic meeting of orthodox Jews. Ten thousand dollars was sub sucribed, and the organization of the hospital will begin at once. \ President Werlein of the Progres sive Union discussed Néw Orleans attitude toward the proposed Lakes to-the-Gulf deep-water scheme. | Interstate Commerce Commissioner the United will sustain Clements believes that States Supreme Court the validity of the commodity clause of the Hepburn Act. British sovereign was denounced by the Duke of Norfolk, at the Euchar istic conference in London, as blasp The declaration required of the hemous and revolting. United Mine Workers maj succee tile late Fraalc S ar gent as om missloner of Immigration. Three thousand retail druggists, s from every state and territory ex ce Pt Alaska, are in New York, at tending the third annual convention The German Government is pre P arln S the Public mind for a far reaching plan for the increase of im- . P erlal taxation and the reduction of the imperial debt, which will be sub mitied to the Reichstag. John Mitchell, ex-President of the I Late News Prof. Seitz director of the Vatican picture gallery, died at AlbanL Rev. I. H. Berg of Catskill, N. Y., declined a raise of $500 in his yearly salary. ' The New York Subtreasury trans ferred $100.000 in currency to New Orleans. Mrs. Anna Mauro was found in her apartments at New York strangled with a veil. The Eucharistic Congress in Lon don has been divided into sectional meetings. as Orville Wright, the aeronaut, es tablished another aeoroplane record on All quarters of the City of St. Petersburg were reported Infected with Asiatic cholera. so Richard Crocker denied that he ed had advocated the condidancy of Judge Taft. Speaker Joseph G. Cannon opened his congressional campaign in Dan Three prominent speakers for the Independence Party addressed a meet P^ ing at Richmond. the the The plant of the Cosmodale (Ky.) Cement Company was destroyed b> fire, causing $2,000,000 loss. at Fort Myer. Turks Island, in the British West Indies, was devastated by a storm. Several lives were lost. is The St. Vincent, the largest battle ship afloat, was launched at Port smouth, England. ville, 111. Continuous rains flooded Jackson Fla., and treatened serious ville, damage to property. Onf person was killed and twenty five injured in a corrision between elevated trains at New York. Senator Foraker paid a personal /Visit to Judge Taft and pledged his support to the Republican ticket. my The refusal of Congress to pay transportation charges has caused a ^. to Count Leo Toistors anniversary ties. was made the occasion.of a national I that due Marquis KatSura outlined a rigid for scarcity of silver in the south. Many Southern cotton mills, it was announced, would, reopen during the month of September. celebration in Russia. well bad financial policy for Japan to follow in order to meet her obligation. In speeches delivered in -Indiana and Illinois W. J. Bryan severely criticised Speaker Joseph G. Can non. for Princess Matilda, sister of the King of Saxony, was thrown from her horse in Dresden and badly in jured. tors jured. The "Commodities Clause,' in the Hepburn act, was declared unconsti tutional by the United States Circuit Court. It was announced that John W. Kern would make a tour of the south delivering speeches in several States, before the election. Fire on the steamer Peters Lee near Memphis caused slight damage to the vessel. The pasengers es caped in safety. to E. a down a motion to adjourn sine die and will again atempt to break, the convict lease question. The inheritance tax in the sue cession of the late Mrs. Caroline S. Tilton yielded $4050.50 to the State of Louisiana. The Georgia Legislature voted Th» taking of evidence in the American Federation of Labor con tempt case was Yegun in Washing ton. Charles E. Davis pleaded not guilty when ararigned in court in Omaha on the charge of killing Dr. Freder Ick Rustin. A New York despondent who turn ' / ed on the gas was saved because he neglected to put a quarter in the slot of the meter. The rifle shooting match at Seagirt N. J., for the $4000 Dryden trophy was won by the United States Marine Corps. The Mississippi Railroad Commis- ; sion authorized the merger of the Mobile, Jackson and Kansas City, the Gulf and Chicago and the New Or leans. Mobile and Chicago railroads. I A contract for 80,000 barrels of cement additional to the 4,500,000 barrels already provided for, was let by the Panama Canal Coipmisslon. The Standard Oil Company, through Its attorneys filed an ans wer to the petition of the govern ment, seeking a retrial of the re bate case. It was officially announced that fe make a Judge W. H. Taft would campaign tour through the Western States. He will also visit the East and South. The names of T. V. Powderly and Robert Watchorn are under consid eration for the vanacncy caused by on the death of Immigration Commis tioner Sargent. W. J. Bryan, in .his speechmaking tour through Illinois and Indiana, re plied to Speaker Cannon's charge that he (Bryan) was worth a mil lion dollars. Bryan said he was not worth over $150,000, every cent of which was made honestly. He call | ed upon Cannon to explain his own wealth. by of the ! to The commodities clause Hepburn Railroad Act was declared to be unconstitutional by the United states Circuit Court for the Eastern , District of Pennsylvania. Forest fires are spreading ruin and devastation in Minnesota. ^ act of re venge on the pa/t of an j ta ]j an laborer because he con s j dere< j h ad been dismissed with- j cause, has cost the government B ade n the sum of $87 5,000. in Atlanta William R n a . .. . f months ago ear ® -innroached him with a . r. , H( , arst wou i d BUP . proposition that if Hearst would sup port Bryan in this campaign Bryan [ would support H*arst in 1912. - 1 «P M p Trrr yw Ty APPLAUDED BY UNEMPLOYED Empty Dinner Pail Means Votes for Bryan. ' FAST CROWDS ARE WELCOMING Sil Shows How Taft is Conducting publican Campaign on Platform That Disgusts Him, Is Trying to Patch it Up. Wheeling, W. Va. A royal wel come was accorded to W. J. Bryam as his private car "Olivette" cost tainiug himself and party, and a big reception committee crossed the Obus river and entered this city. Speaking to a multitude of pe on the very shore of the river itself! an«i with the state of Ohio directly -opposite, Mr. Bryan pointed out Use differences in the two platforms —^ made a plea for Democratic support, He made frequent references to Mr. I aft and told his audiences that the Republican candidate ducting his campaign on a platform so obnoxious to him that he was foro ed to continually patch it up with amendments of his own. Much stres*. was laid on the labor and antl-ijt Junction planks of the Democratic platform, his remarks on this »ab ject being applauded by many nneaa P^y ed workmen from the Ohio steel P^ an ^ s In this vicinity, The vIsit t0 Wheeling climax of an eventful day in Obi*» the native state of Mr. Taft. From the time the Democratic candidal» left. Columbus until he crossed th» Ohio river into West Virginia, th» crowds which gathered along tha line cf travel, made insistent d»- niands for his appearance and ta "talk to ue a little, \ was Ut» »» "In former campaigns, I suffered: defeat," he said, I feats would have been sufficient to have eliminated me from politics, 1C my claim to public attention was bas and those d» ^. upon Personal merit But, my friends, I have not been vain enougBi to believe that any large part of th» interest felt in me, of the confidence expresed in me, of the affection felt toward me, is due to personal qoall ties. 1 have believed, that the fact I that I maintain a place in politics, ia due to the strength of the thiag » for which 1 stand. • • The republicans, he declared, may well ask themselves whether they*, bad not underestimated démocratie policies when these policies wer» strong enough to give him a third nomination. Mr. Bryan poked fun at Mr. Taft for asserting that he was personally Inclined toward the election of tors by direct vote of the people. "I think I ought to say," remarie ed he "that every man who down to ruin is personally inclined t. 0 be virtuous but has not the mo> al courage to resist temptation.' o EXHIBITS FROM UNITED STATES. To Hold American Exposition in London Next Year. New York.—For the first tim» is more than twenty years a purely American exposition will be held is England next year. It is to be knows as the Golden West and Ameriaui industries exhibition, and will h» held in the buildings and grounds of Earl's court London, from Map to October. All the exhibits will taken to London from this eonntzy. -O -O WRIGHT BREAKS HIS OWN RECORD AGNft Washington.—Orville Wright, I» three phenomenal flights at Fort My* er, established a new aeroplane ree ord that not only assures the an of the official trials before the now only a matter of development. War on land and sea, it is now board, but indicates that aerial flight he ce< Ied by military men, will find ia the aeroplane a valuable means of reconnaisance, and possible canuga, O INDIANA TO BE BATTLE GROUND Energy of Democratic Party to Carry Hoosier State. ; otal state around which the denw cratic campaign in th£ middle West I s to swing and from now until elec tion all the forces that the national committee can summon will b« brought into play to carry the Hoo sier state for the democrats. Mk. Lamb said: Chicago.—Indiana is to be the piv There is no qeustion about Indi ana going for the democratic ticket, If we cannot carry Indiana we eut't carry any state In this part of the fe state during October, but tb» dates aQ d places have not been de* termined." country. Mr. Bryan will speak twice O Port Said.—The American battle ships Maine and Alabama, the vance guard of the battleship on its voyage around the world» ax* rived here from Suez, —o COTTON WAREHOUSE TO COST SEVERAL MILUOW New Orleans.—Tentative plans for a public cotton warehouse to cost several million dollars and to be the largest in the world were announced by President W. B. Thompson, of the New Orleans cotton exchange. Mr. Thompson said it was proposed ! to ask both the state and the city New Orleans to assist in building the warehouse, which is to be In , cated here __ Cotton Association ton Association will begin j work to increase the prices of cot ton unless present low prices im prove quickly, according to a state ment of President Ifarvie Jordan of Southern Cotton Association, Mr - Jordan said toat ^ P 11 ®* 114 prices of from 8 1-2 to, 8 3-4 per h el ow the cost of pro [ ^und^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ Take a Hand. New Orleans.—The Southern Cot— active panic conditions prevailed. 1 ?