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LEGISLATURE OUR CORRESPONDENTS WEEKLY LETTER RESUME OF THE PAST WE K Sobjeru of Legislature Recommend eil ami Ae'e'l Upon From D y to Day -House an d Hen ate B;. Pa»»* ; ed a d Other Item» of Intereit r.riatii T eon f d. it her » T it ]l.i () O'Pr for I ug .1 M 11 bi la i ■ pt pt In f 11 *e flirt be I I" t wi th#' two t to r t led to re consul |H ICIll pt an lm i ,.M -d the Imre )! The will h.siderat ioi IIS' come up after the tre dispos'd of. Tiie m iiate pa-*. matters reve e,l ti eomimt t e»* which permit» the working public roads. pmvi [if e.iri \ l. t *• oil tli Th«* It..use nd|#.iir « I ► f it »!*« • I to Hepre « ut .it i\ » Maer, reive# 1 vho re ti-lrgi a g t he sud finnounci f|«*n death of lii* ni«»tli«T The Hill derided r #<*111111111»«* • ii adversely on tli Ift.H to re,( iip]»ropna lion I•• t «• Mih-i- ippi State Board of Health for quin uitiue pmp* - > The f*#»nmiittee has arte«! hut has not yet n whether re|H»rted, id it I-. nt kno Mich* will tie a imimi'ity r<q>ort or let If th«* rcjxirt tin* committee is ill m#*an that the state idoptcd it will without civ fund to uiduct jm»rui»tineH dur .*/ I lie r miiMg - i tner iu case 1-uu.SÉi.lon to b til« leei follilllittee aiming. fact tlmt the U*t epide was mild in tv j lit le», ami that the p inch a mild foi untold husirie to the p#*ople of the -late, ha«» mipn*>s pd tin* pe«»plc, or a large part <»f tl that state quarantine i pense, if n«»t a serious Tile uuitt«»r will d'lhtb Thi MV I ■ l.nl «M I-* I I« a fata 't .1 : - e eau*i ami commercial h , .1 ii'i-ie-, e\ j andle.ip. j nuise a ] »eiisalion when n-porte I to the House, in.I .\ lieht »dl inevitably follow. It I at t : . hoard of health I will muster Ms lot-e.e- and make war ; is expected to pa«* 1 he appi. pii it ion. The Steuall hill for tile relief of d the resumption of trai pnntnt He "ii the Mobile, Jackson and Kan •as City railroad held the tiie leutslnti\e staae for a The immediate pasni if •nter bile. re of the Ste jrall hill for the relic! of Pontotoc s urgently recommended hv the snh committee on railroads, which re turned from the scene of the tump. The »trbcommitt c'* report milled to tin « ,iole committee, nod the document - a remarkably sub ilisti.ssing conditi o) among the mer chants m the towns along the M. J and K railroad. Business failure are predicted if the legislature not give some relief. The committee found the inhabit ants of l'onlotoe county almost a unit m urging the passage of the bill. While traveling ah of the railroad, were met at the towns, and on eve ill g tôO miles I I committeemen dep -t « of all I nr y hand the (vooplo for action hv the »•IT elamonnfr l ndcr the ruling »»f the K«vihlature. C!::»nceîl»»r su**!.«! : i ' : t o«- injunction. freight the committee rate* almost e tu \ 1 tin* value of tho fourni that gv««!-, since freight nt pre-out has to be rnrrn 1 by i runabout eir cuit. Ill -peaking of the depots from the town«, the committee found that at Philadelphia the distance wa* one fourth of a mile, at Ie»ui«ville, one half of a mile, at Ackerman three fourth« of a mile, *t 1/omivillo one half and at Ihmtotoc between one half and thive-fourth* of a mile. The Paderewski and Melba. New York. — Ignace Paderewski, ac cording to announcement i* coming to this eonntry for a concert tour next Mason. Mr. Paderewski has not play ed in public since hi« breakdown here a yrar ago next month. He has been ratting at his home in Switzerland and devoting himself to composition. Mme. Math* is also to return to this coun try next year. from the depot* to f tin ti>a »U do m<ir# at Poutotoe than it other i>oibW along the dr*y* » 1 » at : . route. The *■ !nrnitfound t at to** old an iti.pra^tirah!« one •*/t *lt r W :h* ra.ir>al company, h* »»t ><I ro a uarrow v, and b«'iusf ! el hr! a the IIP* Hite. i traveled over og i.li» of Pontotoc, and the .ii. that th* rout«- i* not a aide one, but that the new : I ■ lei- found that the railroad on the new ; - m III*. h ad good faith, ii«u.tation with the citizeni *n in a i at a I, oil mill, n her building. ad t of t Tiie five pages t o it ua f'l'ort ns of hut t old intil on In t ho any IloöKe to i/ that ii it ' ■*r> tor the pro« Tits in the varimia • f the mere i depot ii life for the t e ! length of tho p" :t•• I 1 i.iry bill in i«' # • : j » « * f topic of L r os * for t e corridors and cloak room ip in •f tl-' ll.ei-e Tile *p|H»Hiti »n failed to rii/.ed tlzht on tlia I result it passed with a majority of three to "■verni dfiss tJi«' «>pjM»nerit> of th#t bill had b«»eu predicting what M- d«»ne, while the ndvoent#-* of thd iftk«* a well ,nd as mre I of one. old "hange of pent ientinry ma ■lageinenl went Almut quietly counting and luuMiring pie Iges. It is not usual that im^es rmrniittce presenting ft chap ter t-o the House finds the lower body in strict I- •■•id with ii** view, hut thft IMmitcntUry bill w.i v . , ; ■ ' 1 ' Nothing tliat #li«l n«*t hentf the the rule. the stump of gpprovnl from the com mittee w the hill. triumph for the big mit tee. W. Q. ('ole, the Insurance ( , «*mmis i cut by tlni Lilt Sciuit.T rtef *<#t as permitted f#» be add*»! to It i> con tillered quite .1 six of the c< uorier n ns • us* hastily in th#* matter, and that msidcrut i«>u f *■ 'I »11 tin 1 fact« are n *« m bn 11 1 1 i'll to tin* 1 er hotly, the Scn ill be concurred in. ate bill - iid that the stale of Mississippi bad let in thirty years put d nvn the s.il Mr. Ih.lo i.nv of any otllcor during hi* term of tHce. The Insurance Fonitnissioner now only '.'ets f".-. and the Senate I ad amended tliis ehapter so that ha I ary of ifdûOO, hut not effect until IMS. This tu ,vo int- w uild leave ilurim; the re«t of his term, House chunked the seel: mi so that the -alary would iru into effect when the or affixed his sijrnntitre to the lull. Tho amendment «as introduced hv Mr. Ho»«. It wa« stated that the salarie- would Mr Cole to collect fees The •mate committee nit agree t > the amendment, and even if it did, it i< doubtful whether the ho i< fair on nil proposi tions, would approve a law cutting u an officer's salary during his governor. do term. The committee on intoxicating liq ■ >rs hn« ngrecd to the slight amend lient s the scute has made to theehap t-r on dramshops The Senate pass, nl an amendment requiring all dram -imp« to close at H> Jrt o'clock an<| lot to open until It o'clock the ne\$ 'norning. But the House eommitte, prefers later hours. The committee, men want to vive the dramshop keep s the privilege of remaining o|»en I for tmaine-« until midnight and open I ing for hnsines- at 5 o'clock a. m. ill he decided by a con ference committee unless the House oneedes t -Fmo mat tel» »miment. Th#» diff-icmv between the Senat* and the H ns»* w to the amount of appmpri.n i n f,*r the M;s«Drippi His torical Society h.i> been settle»!, the House conferees n>jreeinir t«' an propriation of $1.000, instead of $*>00. At a meeting of the appropriation 'ommittee the hill intn'dueed hv Mr. 1 ,v | Denton, of Meridian, to give $2,500 I that city, omnjend giving amendment the bill the House with the favorable report ' the support of the hospital at as amended so as to rec fi $•2.000. With thi* ill come before from the appropriation committees. Killed hy Street Car. New Orleans. —Maj. J. tl Hawkes. former commi'S ion or of inmn ■ iti>n of lymismna. was run over by a street ear and killed. tinguished himself with the Virginia cavalry during the civil war and v»ai lone of the principal leaders in North Ismisiana during the reconstruction | days, lie was district attorney and member of the legislature af:er thi Major H uvvki's dis war. OUR WASHING fori HEWS AND HOT r. lit ITEMS OP INT EHEST BRIETL CHRONICLED. TO SELL THt PHILIPPINES President Roosevelt la Desirous of Disposing of Thi* Territory Before the End of His Present Term of Office Although Secretary Taft, of the War Departm. it, ».-,*■ fit re. deny the report that Ja ently t< pari had made •ci Vain over' ne« to the t S:ati for the J dion of the Phillippinr*. evidence is at hand that ■ .1 apar.e-e <ie < i nm.-nt in. b. . equil e rrohorative to that :.r negotiation for and (hivemoi Men Wri Japan as tli dor to that country, it, of toe 1 ' . llippini-, goes t ' Amei- 1 -a All,.!-.: will 1 m* en p.»«,. erit to enter thnt 'at ion I aid what _rht to b thurify, that the npeach su nor Wri ve,? A dm if the Ho Km President Room to rin '!<• White Ho i •. rented our ou the is not of the t nited States, is not ac , ceptible to the American | wmII eventually mean mueh pendit ure Government than even thus fur. Secret part .»l)|e, and m the part of avc been home our made S« r ate C #»nirnit t. #• Military AiT.uin of the President I v Taft di« ssed with t 1 imendati# ; n-< regarding the »! officers among the criticised th# listribution of Arm) —j Army posts. H#* pr» -*ent system, saying tlmt it i« il.-Hi-i. nt, in (hat it il.n » not • ff.ird (liver» an pportunity f*» the ex Urge system to •rci-ing comma over He attribute#! th Cl.- fast that (nth. earli-r days many «•r* d«*sini!ile on th#* frontier. ,N)StlS and wai.t it is «lilhcult to discontinue established. Vet, he is a tendency toward an improvement, a* seen in the establish ment of regimental p< try ami of brigade j Hi ley. Leavenworth. | H«ui>t« 1 fi ip UiU try can, Tit* miM, he #*.v?,\ ini isiYrrJp. into brigade p<*sts. It is not the pose to do awav wit!» the small a system one«» •aid, there ts in this c.hui t** in the Phi! Fort I'p'-'l'-. «ai.l the Secretnry nor would it be II»* said that for H 10,000 be could buy 17,000 aer«s of and n#*Eir Fort Sum Honst# thought tl accessary to d >ii, and lie investment preferable to further improvement at Fort Clarke, I Iso in Texas, and said the money fonld be taken f [»lready mu le for military | m appi opriations T:ic New Orleans Mint as saved n the House after a hard flu ht duriiio the debate on the legislative, ti'e md judicial appropriation hill, rhe suh-treasnrx ex. ■ ii ns knocked out on I point of order, and the mint would have met the same fate, had it not oeen for the passag 1 rought in hv the House Rules Com it tee, which put a stop to the rais ing of (»lints of order against the ■lisions in the hill, and saved the mint sod the subtreasury. The Democrats voted against this rule, with the ex ception of the l»»uisiana delegation. nom with the flepubli Tlus move was decided upon after a hurried rations of the Louisi siiians, and was made with a double of a special rule pro ill -even of ' •an«. ourj« «e. In the first place the mint 'tood in danger of Seing knocked out if the rule did not pass, and in the second place the Louisianians are s,J d in favor of a special rule for the Williams quarantine bill, they wanted to save the mint. Of course. As to •lie other reason, they argued that if they fought this rule they would he in a position to urge a similar rub for the quarantine bill. Iv they sto.nl up and voted for the in I« rests of Louisiana against the not ('»»nsenueut re-! of the Dem« When the rule was adopted and the consideration of the | bill continued under it, the Attack the Denver and New Orleans mints bcirnn. Representative Southard, of Ohio, chairman of the Committee on i ( tin age. Weights and Measures, let the fight on the Denver Mint go over hi. head. Denver »is left in the bill. Southard moved to strike out the New Orleans Mint. ■rit*. on He argued that the Director of the Mint had s-veral time reported agaiu't New Oliecns and OHIO RIVER. Is Doing Its Annual Spring 8tunt, and a Flood is Feared. Maysville, Ky„ April 1. —A heavy i.xm for 36 hours has caused all the creeks on both sides of the river in tins vicinity to boom. It is raining steadily tonight, and the river is on the jump. A big river, and possibly ,i flood, is predicted by river men. The river has risen 9 feet since last night. W i t J : -, : - operation. Hep . j • \\ i,j - .... Ten with 1 , immédiat i.i-.ie had previous in fii rof t:ie llmor Mint. -,-ns- i- the ^e* Orleans Mint of the matter, u*td Mr » t Mr. S.,til hard UM IffUMd Factionalism into *• a r zu montai he had nn«t New Orlean« could have been a.Minat Denver, »aid flame«, vet He j f the ! ■u! hard failed to mi en direeted the attention Ho i-e to toe fart that the digging r.ama Canal made it important ; lion t.'iem. ■ f ! I Veminent to have a mint in ' , because the business of Nu I »riPan» . ■ ■ * uild »oon irr. v to a point : •nut >re me eomage or mot w miM be neee.sarv. After hear , - icti.-al arguini ni.iney t ah. g this line >■ , d to let the New Or. j I d hill I : - l;.v»|e f-.r damage • i ; ! t ,g from negli t or insuffi ng llee ; Mint : iv in tiie bill. ator Daniel n trod ii red •. c House railroa an mi-mana • merit on the part ! -• •» that netr I f ad. It rail: } irt of the employee to t lie rery izenee i • that of the » is comp *m ' it no contract . rcin'f or indemnity of iii! ma\ have h.'en entered iployee and •mpjoyer j ■ar t- an action on the j»art •irs, to recov i - far jiers n.il injuries or >r his S ibc.immittee oP The 1 The Free Alcoh • H . ' :i:mi!t*e <»n Ways and 1 a ..Tied to report a free alco nmittee. 1 bill t the full ■at un* of the bill is tliat it takes the .H-mal revenue tax off denatured do- ; ' -tic alcohol for tcriinieal uses, in The hill is to ^o into effect three months from the date I'he details of its administration are left. It is predicted the effect nil will be a revolution in heating, izhtiuz and furnishing fuel for mo -lm. r lighting, heating and motor f its passage f the >rs, as aleoliol ill be cheaper than i il or g&'«*line and can he \t*n»»en€ #i made from <r fruit containing any grain, vegetable, root itarch. Senator Dillingham's immigration II be tuvorably reported to the s Navy Department has rejected a gasoline launch for New Orleans and will rcadvertise. Th. bids for ""'V with n-qtlcsTs from Tab# arc or or .ani/ations for government publica> t i#»ns. ! : • I Secretary Taft appeared before the t MMialo Cammittpp on Military Affairs ' 'Representative Foss anil Moyer will make a tour of inspeetion of Gov •minent navy yard« in the South. Representative Hartholdt is prépar ai'- !" repoi i an omnilms publie huild :ti hill. T ie New Orleans Pustoffiea «ill be included in the bill. uni uived the const ruction of a Gov. rument oiuhle to Panama. Secretary Bonaparte has decided to o eept the resivnation of Midshipman Minor Meriwether. There is to be a contest regardin'? jurisdiction of dam« be tween the Rixers and Harbors Com- ■ mittee and the Committee on Inter- ' 'tale and Foreign Commerce. ■onunitte 1 Governor Magoon authorized the j i anal Zone Government to assume charge of the health regulations at I IWns del Toro, Panama. 1 ■ . A dramatic »eene occurred in the House when Speaker Cannon took the Moor to reply to an attack made on him by Congressman Shackelford, of , M issouri. Disclosure in the insurance scan lol «ill make it exceedingly difficult 'or the Republican Committee to ure contributions for the congression- j il campaign. se Cannon declined to ont- ! j : Th«* House Committee on Naval Af !nirs decided to report a hill provid ue for one ne«- battleship, three tor lo boats and $1.000,000 to he Speaker • ne )iis attitude toward tiie Ship Sub- , - dv Bill. K i a j ^ the Mallory Quarantine Bill. All the in constructing submarin# \ j j ex oat«. The Senate began consideration of ■ >mmittee amendments were adopted, i - d. The Texas members continued to tiglit the measure in the House. FRANTZ ACCEPTS ST. LOUIS IN VITATION. Guthrie, Okla.. April 1.—Got. Frants announce« he has accepted the invitation of the Business Men's league of St. Louis to attend the con vention there on April 16 and 17, at which all the southwestern states and territories are to be represented by their governors and leading b usines* . men. Trabi* in CoUisi.a. 1 Ash Fork, Aria.—California Lim ited No. 3 west bound, and the Atian 1 tie eipreaa, east bound, on the Atchi son, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, met in head-on collision at Caenino, a «witching station near Flagstaff. No. passengers or traimren were killed or seriously injured. Thirty-eight paa rentrer» were slightly bruised and cut The train» rame t'urether with irrest force, and both engines were badly j wreeked. The buffet and annkipg oar ! °n the limited was also badly damag ; ! ed. I Kmrineer Williams, of the eaat ' bound e*|ires* asserts that his air. brake» failed to work. : High License in Ohio. Columbus, O.—Thousands of men be thrown out of employment by the enforcement of the Alkin $1000 j liquor tax law which has just been I passed. The proprietors of the 5000 saloon* that will elo»e will be out of I employment. have bartenders. Many porters, men "ho get up the saloon lunches and bakers, thrown out of employment by the decreased demand for bread from At least half of them ' I ery <1 rive pa vill lose their jobs. Brcw and other employees at the breweries will s'ils-, auffrr. and it is said that between 10,000 and 1*>,000 persons in all will be out of employ Representative Aikin estimates ment. that the train in ti state's revenue wdl be about $.'1,400,000, three-tenthi i>f which jroes to the state. Put Tax on Charity. Victoria, B. C Aiifferinz, natives in the Carolina Advices of extreme cans.-d by the typhoon, of trroup are piv ° n betters from ('apt. Montgomery of the San Francisco whaling bark Alice Knowles. The natives were without food except root» of wild yams when he called in .January, and !»* endeavored to land biscuit flour and ptrtatop* to relieve the suffering, but permission was refused by the author «nie»* he paid 1300 marks for a trading license. As the whaling cap tain was unwilling to pay for the privilege of being charitable he sent no food on shore. Claim» Against Equitable. New ^'#»rk. — Director» of the Kqnit âble laife Assurance Society at a meet ing elected John N. Beach, a dry goods merchant, as a member of that board. It was announced that the accounts of three lawyers—former .Justice W. N. Cohen, William B. Hornblower and Adrain H. Joline—amounting to $.50, 000, $45,000 and $25,000 respectively, for services rendere«! to officers of the Alexander-IIyde administration, are in the hands of an arbitration com >t yet submitted I It*-., tchich has its rêf>ort. She Would Not Skate. Dallas, Tex.—Will T. Walker, of Ardimore, T. T., waylaid Orover JTee *»rd ami Miss Myrtle Smith, as they were returning from a skating rink, ?hot them both and then killed him *elf. Tiie weapon used was a pistol ind four shots were fired, three at the couple and one at himself. (Record and Miss Smith will recover." It is t believed. The men had both been go in? sce Smith, but ha.l been frirnfily in their rivalry. Aliss Smith ' refused to skate with Walker at a roller rink. Walker was a railroad man. Record is still alive but will probably die. Miss Smith will prob ably recox-er. as the bullet was stopped by the thirk clothing she wore, and the wound is not dangerous, ■ ' Ten Thousand See Hanging. Austin, Tex.—Fully ten thousand 1 people snw a public hanging of Tom j Young in Williamson county, thirty miles north of this city. The hang I ing was had in the open prairie and 1 people came for fifty miles to see it, ■ hundreds being there with their fam ilies in wagons. Young was a young white man about thirty years of age, and he -was hanged for outraging, fear fully abusing and murdering s sixteen year old girl that he had adopted and who was working around his plaça at the time. . , j Typhus Epidemic Dying Out. Mexico City—Typhus fever is di minishing to the great gratification ! of sanitarians, whoa* campaign against the disease has been scientifically and j energetically conducted. The casc3 : have fallen off one-half. There hat been no case of this disease , a mong travelers from the United States. Atlanta. Ga.—Andrew Carnegie has \ announced that he would contribute j $25,000 to the construction of a li brary for the Agnes Scott Institute, a college for young ladies at Decatnr, j Ga., provided the friends of the in stitution would raise $25,000 for an andowment fund. ■ i PASSENGER TRAIN DITCHED. Twenty-Three People Redly Shaken Up—One Mey Die. As eaetbound Nickel Plate passen ger train No. 21 was approaching the town of South Whitley, Ind. Friday afternoon, the smoker, -day coach and five atwepteg cars left the track and turned over In the ditch. In Juring twenty-three persons, one fatally. Only the baggage car and the rear trucks at tha dining car remained or the track. ENTOMBED FOR TWENTY DAYS FRENCH MINERS LIVE ON DE CAtED FLESH. SEQUEL TO THE DISASTER Tht Disaster at the Courrieres had its Sequel When Thirteen Miner* Were Taken Out Still Alive After Snf ferine Unspeakable Horror*. liens, Granoe. —The disaster at the Ciurrieres coal mines had a startling sequel wnen thirteen miners were tak en out alive alter having endured un s|«**kable horrors during twenty days of entombment. The story of the sur vivors, so far as it has been told dis iosed that they lived for many days "i putrid horse meat amid total dark ness and in the stench from scores of The presence of human tl--!i w ould have speedily fnre 1 t'"<> surviving men to resort to tha i.i»t desperate extremity if they had nut 'su n rescued. The survivors were sturdy young miners from 17 t voa-s old, except their leader, Henri Nemy, who Ls 3S years tiie terrible effects of their experience« being emaciated, exhausted and al niost blinded. Their rescue caused a temporary nervous lucidity during which they greeted their relatives and graphically related their sufferings. The doctors then forced quiet upm them fearing the result of fever and poisoning from their having eaten de cayed horse flesh. The survivors brought up portions of the decompos ed horse meat. Nemy, who was the most lucid of the miners who escaped, graphically described their imprisonment as fol lows : "After the explosion I groped my way about, stumbling over bodies and seeking refuge from the gases. I found some comrades sheltered in a remote niche. \Ve ate earth and hark for eight days and then the provision* rave out. "We continued to grope among the bodies seeking for anoutlet front our orison, but were forced back time »nd again. "We found some hay, which vve ate, vnd two days after wc found a dead horse. which we cut up and ate with the hay and hark. We suffered most for the want of water. Finally we lecamr desperate and separated into three parties and communicated with > a eh other hy shout». A survivor named Martin said: "We suffered intensely from cold. The chamber above ns was burning out it did not temper the cold in the lower gallery.'' Another rescued man. Lefever, when isked if he had slept, replied: 'We never closed our eyes. Some times we dozed, but Nemy, who took command, would not permit us to sleep. '' Nemy displayed his watch, which le had wound up regularly through >ut his imprisonment. There were touching scenes as wives • nd mothers greeted those whom they had long given up as dead. Crowds besieged the hospitals to which the wen were taken, cheering the surviv ors and imprecating the ineffective nature of the salvage work that fol lowed immediately after the disaster. The rescue of these 13 men revived the hope in many families that oth ers are alive, and the relatives of those whose bodies have not hecn recovered clamorously demanded that efforts be redoubled to bring out any possible survivors. There is a report that in addition to the 13 men who were brought out of the mine, there were five others who came with them almost to ths bottom of the pit, but were unable to come further on acoeunt of exhaus« !ion. 1'. ■ g corpses. 2»> !d. All show The total number of men missinq after the catastrophe was 1,212. The bodies recovered approximately numbered 500, and there are «till un accounted for approximately 700. Th* engineers explain that smoldering fire! prevented them front exploring re mote passages of the mine, where il was thought there could be no suft vix-ors. The mine owner« also claim that the strike of miners reduced the number of rescuers available. Many engineers and scientists agree that all in the mines must have died long ago. F.ngineer Laur. however, dissents, as serting the salvage work has been de plorably insufficient, and he believe* that scores died of exhanstion owing to poor work of the salvage compa nies. Mrs« Standifer Indicted. Atlanta, Ga.—The Fulton County Grand Jury returned an indictment for mnrder against Mrs. Willie Stand ifer, who shot and killed her sister, Mias Chapelle Whisenant, March 9. Mrs. Standifer was incited to the rash deed, it is alleged, by the attentions of her husband to her sister and vie. tûa.