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\ Q"-: ft. Daily News r Wj y. ?■ VOL 1 NO 319 e g. == HATTIESBURG. MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY MORNING MAY 15 1908 PRICE FIVE CENTS 0 IN LOUISIANA TORNADO Reports From Stricken District Are Still k Meager and Mnch Anxiety is Felt. RELIEF TRAINS RUSHED TO THE DEVASTATED TOWNS Nineteen of the Known Dead Are White, Eleven Negroes—Town of Gilliam, Bollnger and Oil City Are Demolished. -Hearst News Service. Bhreveport, La., May 14.—The death list from yesterday's tornado con tinues to Increase. Nineteen white people and eleven negroes are knotfn to have been killed and the list of se riously injured will approximate 200. .The towns of Gilliam, Bolinger and Oil City were practically destroyed, only a few buildiilgs being left stand ing. Relief trains have brought the ma jority of the Injured to Shreveport, where they are being cared for in the local hospitals. The tornado came from the south west and laid waste a Strip of territory one-half to a mile wide and over 150 miles long. * SIX DEAD AT BOLINGER. Hearst News Service. May 14.—The big saw ttj^>fJLH. Bolln Bolinger, mill and c; ger at this wrecked U were instfl twenty serj The dead MRS. RAY DAVIS. T^^BB MRS. MARSHALL DAVIS. WILLIE M'DONALD. IDA M'DONALD. NATHAN MARTIN. WILL STRINGER. Two unknown negroes are fatally Injured. Almost every building in the town Is a total wreck. T -■ ELEVEN DEAD AT GILLIAM. Hearst Kews Service. Gilliam, La., May 14—A partial list of the killed in yesterday's tornado is as follows: MRS. JOHN GARDNER. MRS. HENRY GODFREY. JOHN SIMPSON. EIGHT NEGROES. Several other members of the Gard ner and Godfrey families are serious ly hurt. Four miles south of Belcher Martin Lampkin and wife and four children were instantly killed. The children ranged from 4 to 10 years of age. The entire town of Gilliam is a mass of ruins. Nearly a hundred injured have been sent to hospitals in Shreveport and New Orleans. DAMAGE IS HEAVY. Hearst News Service. New Orleans, May 14.—Scattering and Incomplete details from the path of yesterday's tornado indicate that the loss to life and property has been little less than that of the disastrous cyclone which swept through South Mississippi on April 24, devastating the town of Purvis. Trains bearing physicians, nurses and supplies have been sent from New ■Orleans to the storm swept district. Several relief trains have gone from Shreveport. DISCUSS INSANITY PLEAS. Hearst News Service. Cincinnati, 'Ohio, May" 14.—Consid eration of several papers relating to medico-legal matters, with special ref erence to Insanity pleas in . murder trials, occupjTbd today's session of the American Medico-P>ycholoblcal Asso ciation^_ LEVEE BOARD SCANDAL - , ;- N . 'V * * \ X- *)> A \| -JVaiiv News Special. I Jackson, Miss., May 14.—Major } W. B. Gibbs, of Bentonia mem ber of the state senate and chairman of the senate committee appointed to Investigate the manner of the organ ization of the Yazoo-Mlsslsslppl levee board, was In the city today. He states that the committee, which has just finished Its work after three days at Investigation, hag gone Into every feature of the case except the finan cial one, which is to be looked after by the state revenue agent. The committee's report la not yet ready for filing, being still In the hands ■ I | I THREE CHILDREN WERE CREMATED BY BLACK HAND Hearst News Service. New York,.- May 14.—Guisseppus, Prevldencia and Eleanora Ottuse, children of GulSBeppe Ottuse, Were cremated in a fire which destroyed their home at Pasaic, N. J., today. The father and mother of the children and two firemen received serious in juries while trying to rescue the suf focating children, who cried piteously for help. After the blaze was extinguished, a bottle of kerosene was found in the basement. The fire is believed to have been the work ft the Black Hand. ARMY OFFICERS SELDOM RESIGN LIEUTENANT AYERS 18 THE FIRST THIS YEAR. Four West Point Graduates Retired Last Year After Brief 8ervice. Resignations Were Frequent in For mer Year*. lervlce. $ a brief 6:_ Sam, is second EreallBIInt fax Ayres Seventh Cavalry, who leaves the army today. Last year four officers resigned within three months after leaving the Military Academy. This was considered an un usually large number, and was partly responsible for Mr. Taft's telling this year's graduates that the War Depart ment expected them to stay in the army. It was therefore rather un expected that Lieut. Ayres would have so little difficultly in getting his res ignation accepted. Apparently the War Department Is not going to stand on the letter of the law which binds a lieutenant to serve eight years from the time of entering West Point. In the early. part of the last cen tury there was a different feeling about resignations of graduates. There was so little chance for promotion be cause of the absence of a retired list tha.t many officers resigned. A classic example of this is afforded by the class of 1831, which had some distinguished officers in it and numbered in all 36 graduates. Within six years after leaving West Point twenty-three of that year's class had left the service for other pursuits. The first five of 1831 resigned within five years after graduating, the sixth on the list died in Florida In is39, and the next two also resigned Within,, five years. Three of the members of thal, class died with in eight years, leaving but Beven offi cers on the- rolls. KING EDWARD WILL ATTEND THIS WEDDING London, May 14.—King Edward will attend the wedding of Miss Jean Reid, daughter of American Ambassador Whitelaw Reid, to Lord Hubert Ware, brother of the Earl of Dudley and equerry In waiting to the king. The ceremony will be performed in the chapel of the Royal St. James Palace on June 23, _ of the stenographer, but will be ready within a few days, when It will be filed with the governor, and such ac tion as he may deem proper will be taken with reference to It. Maj. Gibbs declines to give out any information in regard to the investi gation, which was a strictly star cham ber proceeding, and Us publication will be discretionary with the governor on ly. As the matter is one of public In* terest and eonedrn, however, there can hardly be any good reason why It should not be published, and It will doubtless be given to the press in due time. T VOTING TRUST OF RAILROAD DISSOLVED Hearst News Service. Baltimore, May 14.—As the result of the decision of the voting trustees of the Seabord Air Line, made at a meeting last March, the exsisting vot ing trust of the road will be formally dissolved tomorrow. Holders of vot ing trust certificates have exchanged them for actual stock of the railway company, arrangements for such an ex change having been made by local trust companies. Practically the entire capital stock of the railway, including $25,000,000 of preferred stock and about $37,000,000 of common stock, has been held since I the organization of the Seabord sys | tern about eight years ago by eight I voting trustees. These trustees are: Johd Skelton Williams, of Raymond; S. Davies Warfield, of Baltimore; Thomas F. Ryan, James A. Blair, John B. Dennis, T. J. Colltdge, Jr., B. F. If oakum and H. C. Pierce. DISAGREE ABOUT DEPOT LOCATION The people of Meadvllle don't know where they want the new depot, as is shown by the following from the Jackson Evening News: The railroad commission will go in a body to Meadville on May 20, at the request of both the citizens and the officials of the Mississippi Central Railroad Company, for the purpose of fixing the location of the new depot to be erected there. The railroad officials had decided upon a location and land had been deeded them for that purpose, when there was a disagreement among the citizens of the town as to whether It should be located there or at a differ ent point. The citizens themselves admit their Inability to get together on the proposition, and the city of ficials have just passed a resolution inviting the commission to act as arbiter. The railroad company some time ago requested that the commission settle upon the Bite, but until the they re licy it 36 of of MINNESOTA SNUBS BRYAN Proposition to Name Nebraskan For Vice President Was Even Voted Down. Hearst News Service. St. Paul, Minn., May 14.—The Dem ocrats ofi Minnesota, in state conven tion here this afternoon declared in favor of the nomination of Governor John A. Johnson for President and instructed its delegates to vote for him. A resolution placing William Jen nings Bryan before the convention as a candidate for Vice President was voted down by an overwhelming ma jority. Mr. Bryan, however, had consider able following and bis firends stuck to him throughout the day. The platform adopted declares _in favor of tariff revision and against the centralization of power in the hands of the federal government. EMPIRE BUILDER OF GREAT WEST TALKS TO POINT Hearst News Service. Washington, May 14.—James J. Hill, prominent railroad constructor, known throughout the west as the "Empire Builder," in a speech before the con ference of governors today declared that unless present methods were re vised and the resources of the country conserved, men now llvin'g might see the pillars to the national temple town down. Governor Glenn, of North Carolina, said that the South was told after the war that it could get what It wanted from the national government, but that the first request that the forests be preserved had been turned down by congress. The effect of these talks will prob ably be emphasised In the pronounce ment of the commute* morrow, and It Is b< on resolutions Iteved that the next session of congress wlU be com pelled by overwhelming public senti ment to take action. to ing at Of of King's Daughters Have Gone Home After a Pleasant and Profit able Session. NEXT CONVENTION IS TO BE HELD IN DROOKHAVEN Rescue Home, Old Ladies' Home and Numerous Other Important Sub jects. .Discussed — .Officers. Were Elected. The election of state officers of the King's Daughters resulted as follows: irs. R. L. McLaurin, of Vicksburg, re-elected member of the Central Council. Mrs. C. J. Weatlierby, of Biloxi, re-elected state secretary. Mrs. Samuels, of Natchez, record ing secretary. Mrs. Dulaney, of Grace, correspond M ing secretary. Mrs. Klein, of Vicksburg, re-elected treasurer. The executive board Is composed as follows: Mrs. Longre, Hattiesburg; Mrs. Kemp, Greenville; Mrs. A. Gor don, Jackson: MrB. Collier, Vicksburg; Mrs. Hill, Meridian; Miss McCabe, Vicksburg. « Resolutions. The committee on resolutions re ported as follows: Whereas, The eighth annual con vention of the Mississippi branch of the King's Daughters and Sons has been so royally entertained and such generous hospitality extended on every side by the good people of Hattiesburg Be it Resolved,5 That our sincere thanks be given to our hosts and hostesses, to the Rev. Geo. S. Gibbs for the soul inspiring communion ser vice, to the Revs. Hall, Currie, Hol ■Mnan and Jones tor their words of Ftr-te-' our Central rs. H. L. McLaurin. 14 he lp, to all who HMUdbuted to the s & Ffeh cream ,-tt Presbyte 16] rian rhe president of tlip OoMBBSjff SSaJJ for souvenirs, to the press fWB9Sl lng onr sessions, to the railroads^D courtesies, and last but not least the local King's Daughters for the charm ing recejqion at Hotel Hattiesburg and their untiring efforts to make our stay with them pleasant and profitable— one never to be forgotten. Proceedings. The eighth annual convention of the Mississippi branch of the Interna tional Order of the King's Daughters and Sons closed a pleasant and prof itable session yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock. Brookhaven was chesen as the next place of meeting. Greenwood's dele gate presented a cordial invitation for the convention to assemble there ana made an eloquent plea in support of her Invitation. The ballot resulted in favor of Brookhaven which gave way a year ago in-favor of Hattiqpburg. The Brookhaven delegation was exceeding ly happy over the result and a royal time is promised the members of the convention who may assemble there. The devotional exercises were led yesterday morning by the Rev. J. R. Jones. Mr. Jones spoke commenda tory words of the order and of Chris tian womanhood under whatever ban ner enrolled. He acknowledged his unfamlliarly with the order and re ferred to jt as an organization of pro testant women. To this the Catho lic delegates took exception for the or der is non-sectarian and every one who is a daughter of the King is eligible to membership whether Catholic or Episcopal or Protestant. Some of the . as (Continued on page 4wo.) r THE DAILY NEWS Prognosticator re see the be by ,,, V i; o the Washington, May 14.—For Missis sippi: Showers Friday, with station ary temperature. Warmer Saturday, probably thunderstorms. X BRADWELL'S FUNERAL DAB TO BE DEFERRED Dally News Special. McComb City, Miss., May 14.—The remains of C. Q. jiardwell, a former resident of this -place, who died at Sumrall, Miss., yesterday were have been brought here for burial on train 33 this evening and after reach ing Brookhaven, over the Mississippi Central, the Illinois Central officials refused to accept the remains for ship ment here owing to some error In the making out of the death certificate. Everything was In readiness here for the funeral on the arrival of train 33 at 2:45 p. m„ but it had to be post poned. A team was secured in Brook haven and the remains will be brought through the country tonight, a distance Of twenty-four miles. The funeral ser vices will. be held tomorrow morning under the auspices Of £Tie Woodmen of the World, conducted by RftV, F. N. Buffer, pastor of the East McComb Baptist church. The deceased was*29 years old and had recently gone to Sumrall, after losing his wife here In February last. at to on . .. , , entation of the work accomplished for child betterment, including hygiene and nourishment, the care of the new born, dress, instruction, physical and moral education and all the surround irtfcs of early life. Ehibits, demonstrations and lectures will educate mothers in the proper care of their youngsters. The work of kindergartens, hospitals and charitable institutions is shown. The Industrial section contains fea tures in the amusement and care of the child, and treats of the phase jot its life from the time the physician Leaves It to where the teacher begins to moulfi its future. MOTHERS CONSIDER DIVERS PROBLEMS New York, May 14.—A convention of mothers to consider educational hy gienic and other questions relating to child culture will be a feature of the Mother's Exposition which has been installed in Madison Square Garden and will remain open for a week. The exposition is an annual pres TAFT GETS NORTH DAKOTA. Blsmark, N. D., May 14.—After a stormy session of the Republican state convention here today, William H. Taft was endorsed for President. N SKULL Police Believe It Part of the Body of the Arch-Murderess, Mrs. Guinness. Hearst News Service. Laporte, Ind., May 14.—The finding of a skull In the ruins of the burned home of Mrs. Bella Gunness today, with the hair burned off and the fea tures unrecognizable, has convinced the police that the headless trunk taken .from the ruins soon after the fire was really that of the arch mur deress. . Physicians who have examined the skull disagree in their conclusion as to whether it is that of a man or wo man. A heap of human bones found in the cellar of the burned house today is believed to be the remains of the sev enteenth victim of the woman. Digging where the storehouse for merly Btood, and where a housemover claims to have discovered fresh earth several weeks ago, was abandoned this mornthg because of-the crowds who thronged the place and prevented the workmen from performing the duties assigned to them. The grand jury has not as yet taken up the case against Lamphere, but It Is believed that an Indictment will be returned during the week, and that the trial will begin Monday. CRUISER MARYLAND WINNER OF TROPHY Hearst News Service. Washington, May 14.—The armored cruiser Maryland won the trophy In the target practice of Admiral Evans' fleet at Magdalena Bay. The trophy is now on Its way to the commander in chief of the fleet by whom it will be presented to the .successful crew. The score of the winner has not been announced. OKLAHOMA FHY8ICIAN3. Hearst News Service. Sulphur, Okla., May 14.—Physicians of the new state today t'egan their annual convention, which will last through tomorrow. VREELAND CURRENCY BILL PASSED AFTER HARD FIOliT —• —• GARDEN PARTY Washington, May 14.—Two elabo rate social functions will mark the conference on national resources iioW being held at the White House, at Which numerous governors and other distinguished men are in attendance. Gifford Pinchot, chief forester of the government, will be the host tonight and will entertain the visiting notables at an elaborate reception. Tomorrow afternoon Mrs. Roosevelt will give a lawn party on the south grounds of the White House, to which all dele gates to the conference with their wives, sisters and daughters, have been invited. The residence of Gifford Pinchot, the government's chief forester, who Is to give a reception tonight to all the members of the conference, is situated on Rhode Island avenue, just removed from Scott Circle. It Is one of the largest houses in the city of Wash ington, and It Is admirably adapted for entertainment purposes. Mr. Pinchot, as most people probably know. Is an exceedingly wealthy man, who has ab solutely no need for the small salary which the government pays him for his hard work, but who follows the work because of sheer love for It. There will be no ladies invited to the reception at Mr, Pinchot's residence. Large as the house is, it could not con tain the throng that would be present if the Invitations were to be made gen eral. The really picturesque entertainment for the visitors will be Mrs. Roose velt's garden party tomorrow. There are several acres of ground enclosed by the iron fence on the Potomac side of the White House. , There are great forest trees within the enclosure, and the grass is a green carpet. The south porch of the White House, guarded by its white pillars, overlooks the lawn and the old-fashioned gar den, Mrs. Roosevelt's own creation. It ts many years since the White House grounds have been used for enter tainment purposes except only In the case of the children of the city, who, on Easter Monday, are allowed to gather there for their "egg rolling" festivities. a GOVERNOR 1 ED Dal sippi is lo President's yesterday's meetin|^H$e'^i of Governors." ; The above is a copy of^^ sent this morning by Acting Luther Manship to Governor Noel, who is new in Washington attending the White House conference. The acting Governor read in the press dispatches that Governor Noel was called to the chair yesterday af ternoon by the President and. In com mon with all Mississipplans. was much gratified that our executive should he selected for this exceptional honor. -"Missis mon the CHICAGO SWINDLER IS UNDER ARREST Hearst News Service. Chicago, May 14.—James T. Mnl halL a wealthy commission merchant, was 'arrested today charged with a $100,000 fraud in the use of the United States mails. It 1? alleged that he operated a commercial swindle in deal ing in butter and eggs. Mulhail's six teen-year-old son, who claims that he was unmercifully whipped by his father because he would not follow in the footsteps of his betrayed parent, furnished the evidence on which the arrest was made. AN EARLY MORNING WEDDING AT HOTEL A novelty In the way of a marriage occurred at the Hotel Hattiesburg at a very early hour Thursday morning. It was what might be called a "Be fore Breakfast Wedding," for It came off at such an early hour that very few of the guests bad arisen for breakfast. The contracting parties came from Louisiana and they were anxious J|| have "the tie that binds" fixed jp, pyoper shape so that they could on the Mississippi Central. ,9 The contracting parties were BB W. M. Jordan and Miss Ella DevereHl and the ceremony was performed Rev. D. C. Rawls. f More Than Twenty Repubiitant Voted With Democrats in Ef fort to Defeat It. PARTY LASH WAS APPLIED • TO WHIP THEM INTO LINE Measure Will Now Go to Conference, Where a Compromise May Be Ef fected With the Supporters of the Aldrich Bill. Hearst News Service. Washington, May 14.—After one of the bitterest debates of the session, the Vreeland emergency bill passed the house late this afternoon by a vote of 184 to 145, over 20 republicans vot ing with the Democrats in an effort to defeat the measure. As passed, the bill provides for an issue of emergency currency not to exceed $500,000,000. It also embodies that provision of the Fowler bill auth orizing the appointment of a currency commission to frame a permanent cur rency measure to be submitted at the next session of Congress. The bill as passed by the house will go to conference and the Republi cans will probably effect a compromise between it and the Aldrich bill. Democrats assert that a great many Republicans who had previously ex pressed the intention of voting against the Vreeland bill were whipped into line at the last moment and that the line up was secured as a matter of party harmony and a general agree ment to placate differences for polit ical reasons. IMS HANO Cincinnati BuckeUhops Will Be Prosecuted For Using the United States Mails. EVIDENCE IS ACCUMULATING AGAINST STOCK GAMBLERS ;t Odell Company j^B^^vidence to Federa^DDJ^BB Expected Today? : anures Heat^t News Service. Cincinnati, May It—It became known today that the government has been investigating the methods of the bucket shops in this city with a view of instituting prosecutions against them for using the United State? malls to defraud. A large amount of trad ing checks and correspondence be tween the companies and their clieuts has been secured and will be used as evidence. All of the correspondence of the Odell Company, which recently failed, was taken from the possession of the receiver today by federal au thorities. It is rumored that several other lo cal bucketshops will close their doors in this city tomorrow. ACQUITTED, OF SERIOUS CH ARGE LEWIS Hearst News Service. St. Louis. May 14.—Edward G. Lewis, who organized the National People's Bank with mail order depos itors, and whom it ts claimed that Cor telyou and Roosevelt prosecuted be cause he defeated the government pos tal savings bank scheme, was today acquitted on charges of using rhe^ mails to defraud made by the govern-*^ ment. £ MONTANA FOR TAFT. B Hearst News Service. Ite, Mont.. May 14.- Montana's fin the Republican rations' eon bn will be solidly fbr Taft, ac ng to the sentiment f party lead rho are here vsdat Jr the stats Yntlon.