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J’VHUSmCI) WRICK I. V. PHILADELPHIA. : MISSISSIPPI, THE TOPICS OP A WEEK ———— Following the gift of a SIOO side walk which five local saloonkeepers built for them, members of the East Alton. Illinois, Methodist church are raising a SIOO fund for the relief of wives and families of drunkards. The saloonkeepers recently built the sidewalk and after it was laid announced their identity, saying that the gift was in recognition of the splendid fight that the church made on the saloons at a local option elec tion some months before. The church people were indignant, and at first talked of returning the money or of tearing up the walk. The lat ter plan was voted down as waste ful and the former was abandoned because no way to make the saloon ist take the money was apparent. It is stated that former Governor W. S. Taylor will return to Ken tucky from Indianapolis this week for trial on the charge of complicity In the Goebel murder case, immedi ately after the November election. It is also considered probable that the case, upon change of venue, will be transferred to Louisville. Mr. Taylor has always stated his willing ness to return to Kentucky and stand trial, provided he could secure a fair trial and would he granted hail. During his canvass for governor. A. F., Willson stated Mr. Taylor would certainly return to Kentucky for trial if he was elected and that Mr. Taylor would be given a fair trial. Sheriff L. E. Martin and Deputy Sheriff Charles Parker of Linclon county, Okla., were ambushed by a crowd of Ifi negroes in a negro neighborhood and both men were •hot They were driving in a buggy when they were fired upon by the negroes. It is reported that one ne gro was killed and another fatally wounded before the shooting ceased. It is not known how serious the wounds received by the officers are. Large parties of citizens are hurry ing to the scene of the shooting, and t serious race war is threatened. Judge Thomas B. Cook of Cal loway Circuit Court, Paducah, Ky., Tuesday afternoon called the grand jury and charged it to investigate reports being circulated around Mur ray that himself and the Common wealth’s Attorney, Denny B. Smith of Trigg County are night riders and have taken the oath. Mehamed Ali Bey, the Turkish minister to the United States, Tues day admitted that he had received advice from his government recall ing him from his post, at Washing ton. His recall did not come as a surprise to the minister, as, in view of the changed conditions in Turkey, it was to he expected. That Chief Justice “Bob” Wil liams of Oklahoma Supreme bench U to become a member of the United States Supreme Court, in case of Bryan’s election to the presidency, is a#sorted at Guthrie, by the friend of Judge Williams. While Fred Wall was working beside a lion rage at Atlantic High lands, N. J., Tuesday the beast seiz ed him with its claws, digging them into his neck. Employes, by jabbing ■ pitchfork into the lion, broke its bold. Circuit Attorney Sager of St. Louis, has announced that five men ■ had been indicted for primary elec tion frauds there at the first day’s •cssion of the Grand Jury. Their names were not given out. Because his wife made a sheath gown from every dress he bought her and then paraded the street near her home, John Sullivan of Love land, Ohio, a real estate dealer, filed wit for divorce Tuesday. The tusks, parts of the skull and probably much of the remaining skeleton of a prehistoric mastodon have been found in the railway gra vel pit of an allotment several miles •outh of Okla. Dt. Charles Stipe, prominent phy sician of Odessadale, Ga., was kill ed by lightning Saturday afternoon. He was just leaving a store when the bolt etnick him. Several others were badly shocked. Tuesday evening Wilbur Wright of Dayton, Ohio, made the longest and most successful flight of the scries of aeroplane trials, which he b conducting at Lemans, France, remaining in the air three minutes and 44 seconds. The machine cir cled the field three times at the rate of .‘lfi miles an hour. On passing the grandstand. Mr. Wright gracefully decended until within speaking distance of the spectators, who wildly applauded his exhibition of mastery over the aeroplane, after which he snared like a bird to new heights and continued his flight un til he reached the starting point, where he gently landed. Tlie people of Constantine, Al geria, are still in a state of terror from the earthquake shocks of a few days ago and there is. in consequence, a steady exodus to the country. The Mohammedans, who regard tin 1 con tinuation of the slmcks as a divine warning to the wicked not to sleep I in damaged dwellings' have assem bled in the cemeteries, where they I prostrate themselves and pray for I hours at a time, until overcome by i weariness, they fell asleep. Chief Wilkie of the sevret service j purposes to test the law in relation to the right of persons to make “stage” money such as is freely -old in the form of a roll of SIOO bills. A case in which one of these SIOO i bills was passed as lawful money lias come to the attention of the secret service, and Chief Wilkie believes the issuance of such “stage"*’ bills will be adjudged unlawful when a test case is made against one of its manufac | tuners. While in mid-ocean, the Cedric, of the White Star Line, was stopped for nearly three hours Sunday afternoon of last week, so that a sur gical operation could be performed on Mrs. Thomas Trebell of New York, a cabin passenger. On her arrival at New York Friday, Mrs. Trebell was taken to the New York hospital and Dr. Porter believed she was on the road to permanent con valescence unless new complications set in. With a wait of nearly five weeks ahead of her, Miss Anna. Rowe. 18 years old, has taken her place before j the door of the United States Land I Office at Duluth, Minn., and will camp there night and day until the • Fond du Lac Indian reservation is opened for settlement. Miss Rowe is No. 6 in the line. She says she is going to be a farmer. She is well provided with reading material. Becoming angered at his wife, John Goolsby, a well-to-do fanner living near Oxford. Miss., knocked i her down and while she was lying prostrated, saturated her clothing with oil. He then set fire to the clothes. The screams of the woman attracted the attention of neighbors, who rushed in and extinguished the i burning garments. The woman, j however, was badly burned. A telegram relative to detail of ■ ship movements was sent to Admiral | Sperry, commanding the Atlantic j fleet, by the chief of the Bureau of | Navigation at the Navy Department i and an answer came 43 hours after sending the first message. The cable was used to Suva, Fiji Islands, and ■ thence by wireless chain tiie message j went to the flagship Connecticut and back. An echo of the campaign against ; Mormons was heard Tuesday when j W. H. Russell Sr. began taking evi dence at Covington. Tonn.. in a suit, j against 1 ncle Sam for claims of $3,000,000. This amount, he says, ! is due for supplies furnished Gen. j Albert Sidney Johnson, then a col j oriel of C nited States regulars. More than 50 automobiles and 1 tax-cabs were destroyed Wednesday in a fire which consumed the one story brick building, at 1110-1118 Indiana avenue, Chicago, occupied by C. A. Cocy & Cos as a garage. The I nited States schoolship Itasca arrived at Corunna, Spain, Wednesday. This is the first vessel | of the American government to call at Corunna since the Spanish Ameri can war. Asa result of a strecet fight at Chilicothe, Tex., at 5:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, Thomas Hob bins and Barnett Smith are both dead from knife wounds inflicted upon each other in the combat. The men were brothers-in-law. The entire town of Taft, Mont., with the exception of the postoflice. one grocery store and a saloon was destroyed by fire Thursday. The blaze started from a forest fire. Michael Reilly, a pnddler at Dan ville, 111., caused a small panic when he swallowed his false teeth. When Reilly's teeth became lodged in hi* throat, he dropped his puddling bar anil without a word dashed from the mill. Workmen standing near-by, not knowing what had occurred, and thinking Reilly was seeking safety from an accident in the mill, joined j in the flight. The fleeing men wer | joined by the whole mill force. At 1 top speed Reilly ran for rhe otlici j of a doctor, and on the way hundred,- i of curious persons joined in the I chase. Then the minimized Mara j then ended, for in the meantime aj : doctor was probing for Reilly’s mo-j ( lars. Despite protests of the Fort Wroth ! Federation of Women's Clubs, Po lice Commissioner George ilulkey ■Saturday put women prisoners to work on the rock pile. No other city in Texas employs this system of pun ishment, but Mulkey said the cite prisons are Ailed with women and only the dreaded rock pile will keep them out of jail. Ten women wen; given large hammers Saturday and worked 10 hours breaking up stones under a torrid sun. Four of the women were white ;md three were not out of their teens. The hard work exhausted them, but they were forc ed under the eve of a guard to con tinue their labors. Although the river where his body went down was dragged all Friday night the body of Dr. A. K. Smith. ; who was drowned in the Chattahoo | eh(H! river at Keith's Ferry. Ga., ! Thursday afternoon, has not been ro | covered. He was seining with a par ity of friends when he was drowned. Henry Johnson, a negro aa.sa.il ! ant of a four-vear-old girl, was I ** I hanged shortly before noon Satnr j day at Memphis, Tenn. Sheriff I Shipp's rope, which had already seen | service at 109 hangings at Chatta | nooga and elsewhere, was used. The j negro's last two meals on earth, in accordance with his desires, were of chicken. The body of Joseph Parello of Detroit, Mich., who gave his life in saving the Michigan Central j train from being wrecked Saturday, was taken to Wyne. The railroad track west of there is undergoing re pairs and several rails were unsafe when the fast train w*as due. Parello [ was sent to flag the train. Noting! that the train did not slow down in I response to his frantic signaling, he remained close to the track, misjudg ed the speed of the train, and did not jump until the locomotive was near-1 ly upon him. One of the cylinder j heads struck him as the engine pass- i i od, killing him instantly. Mrs. Douglas Gilbert, aged 73, of Pana. 111., the oldest person to par ticipate in the annual world’s spell ing match in connection with the M inona Lake Assemble program at Warsaw. Ind., won first honors and i will be awarded a prize of S2O. W ithou t hesitation she spelled “con catenation.” on which A. B, Curry of .Memphis. Tenn.. and Helen Ser voss of .Muncie, Ind., who carried off the second and third prizes, fail ed. Other words that proved stum bling stones to the 80 contestants were erysipelas, surrogate, preroga tive, plebeian, chaotic and innuendo. Five failed on plebeian. A mine of paint is to be estab lished on the old Jenkins farm near Cottage Grove, Tenn. Will Jenkins, now a leading merchant of Chatta nooga, once resided on the farm and says that when a. boy, by mixing oil with a certain soil on the farm he manufactured a water-proof paint. A chemist says the soil is worth from $3 to per pound. Roy Harrison, 9 years old, who lives near the range where the na tional shooting tournament is being held at Camp Perry, 0.. was struck in the back with a revolver bullet Tuesday and is believed to be fatally injured. The accident oeeured dur ing skirmish fire by the Thirteenth United States Cavalnry. The bul let evidently glanced when it. struck a stone, as the victim was to one side of the range when he was hit. Eric Poole, postmaster at Card well, Mo., is under arrest at Poplar Bluff, charged with a shortage of $1,200 in his accounts with the guv ernnient. The arrest was made by Federal Marshal Willis, who took Poole before the commissioner at Poplar Bluff. The original battleship Dread nought, the pride of the Britsh Navy for many years, has been sold a't auction as junk for $115,000. me |lcirs I I- ■ —* Prof. J. N. Powers, state superin tended of education, is dividing his i time between attending county insti tute sessions and delivering lectures to | teachers and visiting the various 'oca* boards of education for the purpose of ' encouraging longer school terms and the establishment of agricultural high schools. lie has been constantly on the go, and according to his mileage account, has traveled more than I.aOO : miles since the first of rhe year for the | nurpose uf promoting rhe ’ause of edu j cation. Prof. Powers has accepted an invitation to deliver an address at a joint rally of the teachers of Grenada and Yalobusha counties to be held at Water Valley during the week begin ning August Lit-, and continuing for a I period of live days. That large sums of money belonging ! to the school fund of Forrest county ace 1 in jeopardy has just been discovered. 1 The money at stake is that derived i from what is known as the sixteenth i sections, those parcels of land set apart ! for the use of the schools. As these j lands are sold or leased the funds de rived therefrom are loaned out at inter est, the principal being kept inviolate and the interest applied to the schools. Many thousands of dollars of these | moneys have been loaned in Forrest I county. It is found, upon examination, that the interest, in many cases, has i not been paid: in other cases the prin cipal itself remains unpaid after ma turity. and in other cases, where loans have been renewed no security has been taken, and the county Is in dan ger of losing the whole amount. Leaf river, from Merrill to Hatties burg, will be dredged and made navi gable at once, without waiting for any survey or appropriation from the United htates government, for which a bill is [ now pending. The bed of the river is literally lined with yellow pine sawlogs, the recovery of which, in the course of the dredging operations, will more than pay the expense of cleaning out the channel for ordinary river craft. These logs are the accumulation of the past half century, and, as most of the logs were cut when the timber was all vir gin, they represent the choicest cut of the Mississippi forests. An institute for farmers under the auspices of the United States depart ment of agriculture is being held at Lexington. The institute is conducted by Dr. S, A. Knapp, superintendent of the co-operative and demonstration farm work in the South, and the twen ty special agents of the bureau of plant industry now employed in Mississippi are in attendance. Simultaneously with this institute an institute for school teachers is being held, conducted by Prof. W. H. Smith, county superin tendent of education, and originator of the boys’ corn club idea Asa result of recent raids by the Jackson police department and by the attaches of the sheriff's office, the “jug rooms at the city hall and courthouse | at Jackson are pretty well tilled with both whisky and beer, which will be held for a short time, and if no claim is made for it thestuff will be destroyed. j F M. Berryhill of Amite county, one | of Mississippi's champion farmers, whose exhibit at the state fair at Jack- i son last year attracted such general | attention, will be on hand this year, j and has written the management ask ing that adequate space be reserved for the exhibit he will enter for the sweep stakes premium. After a preliminary discussion by men interested in the gin compress sys tem, the Gin Compress association was organized at Jackson, with the follow ing officers: S. E. Dudley, Herman v i Ho, president: P. L. Stackhouse, Crystal Springs, vice-president; R. W. Killings worth. Lorman, secretary and treasurer. Membership dues were fixed at $23. A meeting of the executive commit tee of the Mississippi branch of the tanners L nion was held at Jackson to consider charges that the state business agency of the organization has been purchasing non-union foods and ship ping them out to farmers with union labels attached. An agricultural high school is to be established at \\ althall, where twenty acres of land, 30,000 feet of lumber ami $3,000 in cash have been sub scribed, Ibe board of supervisors have pledged themselves to vote the necessary levy. The boards of supervisors in most of the counties of the state have com pleted their work of revising the as sessments for this year. It is not be lieved that the entire state will show an increase of more than $400,000. John Gooisby, a prominent farmer residing near Oxford, while in a tit of anger, knocked his wife down with a heavy scantling, poured coal oil over her prostrate body, and then set fire to her clothes. She was rescued by neigh bors, who extinguished the fiamea. in the “wet" counties of Mississippi the saloonkeepers whose license will expire during the remainder of the year have decided, in a majority of in stances, not to apply for renewals, but will retire from business when their present legal authority ceases. Columbus. —Tonight the tented field of Camp Noel, which for the past ten days has been the home of twenty-two hundred soldiers, is completely aban doned. and the greatest encampment in the history of the state is closed. The encampment was beyond all doubt the greatest in the history of the National Guard. The soldiers were treated as well as It was possible to treat them. They were feasted and ulned and accorded every liberty possi ble to maxe their stay pleasant. Not a i single man expressed himself as other vise than having spent a most enjoya ble stay. The only regret entertained la that it Is most likely the last encamp ment for i 'olurnbus as the army regula tions now seem to be forail state troops to camp at some army post and enjoy the companionship of regulars as their training is so beneficial to them. Camp ' Noel, like i amp Columbus last summer, closed with nothing but the most pleas ant memories, and its history win i make a name for the town. The school boards of the state, county and municipality, and separate dis tricts, are laying the wires for starting the educational bin. roiling within the next, few weeks, and it is probable that by the opening week in October practi cally all the white schools will have been opened. County superintendents generally are trying to arrange so that all the schools under them will open at the same time, and there will be few exceptions. While a number of new school houses have been built, there have been fewer than usual, upon the whole, and it seems to have been the policy of school managements to im prove and strengthen what they have rather than build new houses, which is in line with the principles set forth at the educational conference and the state teachers’ conventions. The auditor's department will be very busy next month, which will be the time for making up the pension rolls ana the apportioning of the ap propriated funds to the several counties, according to the enrollment in each. The legislature at its last session having increased the general appropaiation for each of the two years from $250,000 to $300,000, this means more pay to be distributed in September, and the officials of the auditor's department are hoping that the data will be sent in promptly and on time, so that the work of apportionment can be discharged smoothly and satisfactorily. M. O. Leighton, of the United States geological survey, will make the rounds of a number of points in the state on a lecture tour, designed for the instruc tion and education of the people of the state on “The Irrigated Lands of the West," and the companion topic, “The Natural Resources of Our Country.” Dr. A. F. Crider, director of the state geological survey, will accompany -Mr. Leighton on his rounds, and wherever practicable the lecture will be accom panied with illustrations. Mr. Leigh ton is keenly interested in the work of research being carried on in this slate. The Mississippi Pine association held a special meeting at Hattiesburg, with about forty of the largest mills in the district represented. According to President W ilder prices on lumber have advanced from $1.75 to $2 on the thousand since the regular meeting of the association, held last March. Preparations are being made for the meeting of the great council of Red Men, which meets in Columbus on the Bth sun of Corn moon at the 9th run. Sept. 8. J. R, Young, great sachem, says that there will be represented fifty-five tribes, showing a gain in mem bership of over 1,200. The New Albany Commandery vis ited Aberdeen Commandery and con ferred Red Cross, Knight Templar and Knight of Malta degrees on several candidates. This team has the distinc tion of being the best drilled team in the state, having conferred degrees at the grand commandery. Ben. L. Jones, president of the First National Bank of Greenwood, principal owner of a large wholesale grocerv store there, and a levee commissioner, aged 57 years, dropped dead at Rhea Springs, near Chattanooga, Tenn.. where he had gone for his health. Maj.-Gen. Robert Lowry, command ing. has issued his official order to the United Confederate Veterans of Missis sippi division, notifying his comrades that the annual encampment will be held at Greenwood Oct. 7 and 8. All camps that have not paid their dues are requested to send them in to Adjt.-Gen. J. L. McC'askill at Brandon at once. \\. W. Welch, state business agent of the Farmers’ Union, resigned and J, S. Collins has been named as his suc cessor. The office is a very important one, doing more than $50,000 worth of business per year, buying supplies for local unions and saving them middle mens profits. Mr. Welch’s books and accounts checked up correctly. Gov. Noel has offered a reward of sluo additional to the aggregate amount offered from other sources for the arrest or identification that will lead thereto, of Sana Pendleton, a negro, who is bacly wanted in Tunica county for the murder of James G. Conlon. Floyd M. Parker, a negro postal clerk running on the Mobile and Ohio was arrested at Artesia on a charge of embezzlement of mail in transit. He was arrested by means of decoy letters. When arrested he had four of the marked bills in his pocket. COTTON MADE FAIR PROGRESS Temperatures "Were High, Otherwise Conditions About Normal. Memphis, Tenn. — Conditions, except possibly as to te nperature, which was very high, were normal during the week and the cotton crop has recovered some of the loss of the preceding week, when its condition was jeopardized in | the southern part of the central cotton i belt and in sections of the eastern by I excessive rainfall. There are a few complaints of shed* I ding, but these are not numerous or im i portant, except in Central Louisiana, where also boll weevils are active. I Rust and other troubles are more or less i common to the season are infrequent, i dome boll worms are complained of in j Northern and Western Texas, and the i central part of the state is dry, having | had no important rainfall in some weeks. The lowlands of the Mississippi j valley complain of excessive stalk ; growth, but at the same time the staik is well fruited. Limited areas in Georgia need rain. 1 Otherwise there is no complaint, and a ; general note of progress is sounded for j the week. The plant has grown to large size on s both the bottom and the hill lands. It is well fruited. A number of corre spondents expect a bumper yield, and only a few a small one, where local con ditions have been adverse. Cotton is opening rather slowly and the plant is generally still vigorous and growing. TROOPS STOP RACE RIOTS. 1 • Cavalry Hoof Beats and Soldiers 1 ' Tramp Makes Peace. Springfield, 111. —With the arrival of another regiment this afternoon—the Second infantry, from Chicago—the clamor of cavalry horse-hoof beats, the ramble of artillery and the measured j tramp of foot soldiers has hushed the j ominous murmurs of the threatening mob in the state capltoi tonight. The militia occupancy of the city is a j reality. There is to be no relenting nor 1 loosening of the grasp, for Maj.-Gen. I Young has decreed that rioting must stop, and the discipline is absolute. “The rioting must stop,” declared Gen. Young to Brig.-Gen. Wells, with a ringing tone of finality which brought the second in command to his service hat in respectful salute. “Crowds, large or small, must not be permitted to congregate. Patrol every city block, and if the pedestrians seem, inclined to stop on their way, keep them moving. If they refuse, measure your words, but bring them to the county jail. ’ ’ BRYAN BEGINS TALKING TOUR Will Keep Practically on the Stump Until Election. Lincoln, Neb.—This is Bryan's busy week. It is to mark the inauguration of a speech-making campaign which will not be concluded until almost the eve of election day. The Democratic candidate for the presidency is to de part on Thursday for a series of formal addresses at Des Moines, Indianapolis. Topeka, Sioux Falls, Minneapolis and Madison, while several scores of im promptu efforts will probably be sand wiched in between. He is to take a few days' rest the first week in Septem ber, following which he is billed tc speak on Labor Day in Chicago, thence going to the Atlantic coast. His October dates are still indefinitely fixed, but bis managers are hopeful concerning the outlook in the central Pacific coast states, and if their advice is followed Bryan will devote the re mainder of the campaign to a swing around the circle, covering the greater portion of the Eastern, Middle and Western states. NEGRO THE HOOLIGAN. White Men Argue Race Biots ami Black Gets Cut. Evansville, Ind.—Geo. Mondie. a ne gro of this city, was probably fatally cut last midnight by two unknown white men. who made their escape, and for whom the police are searching. The two men were discussing the race riots at Springfield, 111., and here, and one of them had just remarked that “all negroes ought to be run in the river“ when Mondie came along down the street. The men assaulted Mondie with bricks, and one of them stabbed him in the back, and then made a hur ried retreat down the street. Mondie was removed to a hospital, and is in a critical condition. Black Hand Throws Bomb. New York. —Although he left Italy iix months ago in the hope that mem bers of the Black Hand who had been writing letters to him demanding money would forget him, Leopold Paszel'i’s store was wrecked today by a bomb. The store was badly shattered and Pas telli, his wife and four sons who were sleeping in the rear were hurled from their beds by the force of the explosion. Gold in Arkansas. Cotton Plant, Ark. —Considerable ex citement is being aroused by the dis covery of some shining material in the sand in and near Cache river at Ma berry, a village five miles west of this city. The .deposit under the eye and microscope resembles gold, and a num ber who have examined it are firm in the belief that gold exists in the hill* aear there in paying quantities. Sam ples have been sent away for a test, and the location is being closely guarded. A number of persons predict that this will prove to be a real gold field.