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HAPPENINGS. ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM ALL SECTIONS. an epitomeITthe news Culled From the Important Happen ings Throughout the State During the Past Week and Reviewed in Brief. President Roosevelt should feel more kindly toward Mississippi since the outcome of the Memphis News Scimitar’s contest for the largest fam ily of living descendants of one per son. Mrs. Mary Black, of near New Albany was the winner of the first prize, successfully showing that she had 134 living descendants. The next prize was awarded to some one in Ten nessee with 104 living. There were a number in Mississippi with more than this but according to the terms of the contest only one prize could go to each of the states of Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas. Mrs. Black is 9ti years of age and hale and hearty. „ Her large family of descendants num ber many of the best people of the state. In the face of such convincing l _ . rl.l . 1 i- Imnncuihlo cio uuf -- -x ; for other sections of the country to claim that Mississippi is an unhealthy state. Suit Against Undertaker. An interesting case in the Circuit Court at Jackson is that of A. J Strickland vs. the City of Jackson and F. J. Fisher, of Vicksburg. Fisher is an undertaker of Vicksburg, and in 1901 he was engaged to transfer the bodies of a number of Federal soldiers buried in the cemetery in Jackson. By mistake the bodies of several de ceased members of the family of Strickland, who is a negro, were taken up and shipped to Vicksburg, Strick land making the discovery some days later. He asks $3,000 damages, ac tual and punitive. The claim is set up that Fisher broke open the coffins of plaintiff’s two lots, inserted “grabs” in the coffins and dragged the bones and remains from the cof fins. New Road for Vicksburg. A party of Vicksburg gentlemen, representing the Board of Trade of that city are in Yazoo county to look after preliminaries connected with the building of the branch line of the Valley railroad from Valley Park to Silver City, in Yazoo County. Valley Park is only a few miles north of Vicksburg, and the new line means a daily train service between Vicksburg and the splendid country northeast ward, and it means also a connection with the Clarksdale, Greenwood and Y'azoo City branch, giving Vicksburg another railroad, and making it still more independent of other junction points. This line is about fifty miles in length. Shop Watchman Killed. John Blake a watchman at the Queen and Crescent railroad shops in Meridian, was run down by a road en gine, which was hacking out Horn uie main line to the coal chute, and most instantly killed. He h*1* ius^ stepped out of the way a switch engine when the road engine, coming from an opposite direction, struck him and drew him nearly 100 feet be neath the wheels before the engine; could be stopped and the man, fright fully mangled, and only a semblance of life left was pulled from beneath the wheels. What the Ship Island is Doing. No ri riaolattoendhushETAO a r ra as young as is the Gulf and Ship Is land can show greater progress in put ting its cut over, lands into cultivation. ;At nearly every station, from Gulf port to . Jackson, as well as on the branches, is manifested the deepest interest in vegetable and fruit cul ture. -J Governor Pardons “Trusty.” Robert Cooper, a negro convict, who has been employed as a “trusty” at the executive mansion, has been made happy by Governor Vardanian, who presented him with a pardon. Cooper eame to the penitentiary in 1887 from Bolivar county, and was sentenced to 20 years for manslaughter. First Shipment of Truck Crop. The first shipment of English pea? was sent from Magnolia last week consisting of twenty-five bushels. Oih er shipments will follow in rapid suc cession. The acreage in truck crops of all kinds is much larger this yeai than it has ever been. New Laundry Building. The large brick building for the nev ateani laundry in Laurel is nearinj completion, and it is expected to havi the plant in operation by May 1. Tin new laundry will be one of the larges in the state. The trustees of the Ellisville Grad ed School re-elected Prof. E. F. Bil ^principal. All of the lad; )\v engaged were re-elected Masonic Bodies Active. A week of activity among the Ma sonic bodies in Meridian came to a close in a reception at the Temple ten dered to visiting dignitaries of tbs order and those who had been ele vated to the Ifgher degrees. This so cial function was graced by the pres ence of many ladies. All of the local lodges participated. State Bankers’ Association. Mayor Griffith, of Vicksburg, says that the State Bankers* Association wril be given a royal welcome in Vicks burg when it convenes there oil May 11. He says tlmt the programme for (lie convention will be announced within the next few days. State Prohibitionists. It is stated that as soon as Bishop Charles B. Galloway returns from Alabama a call will be issued for a meeting of the State Prohibitionists, at which plans will be set on foot for carrying on a vigorous prohibtion cam paign in Mississippi. Town to Sink a Well. The town authorities of l tica. at a ealled meeting bought a lot on which to sink a deep well for the town, and let the contract to Paul Freeman, ol Hazlehurst, Miss. Work will begii within a few days. Destroyed by Fire. The residence of L. A. McCaskil /In.-toavorl h\r firn nfr Af»<rpp Iasi week. Nothing in the way of house hold furniture was saved. The resi dence and furnishings were valued at $1,950; total insurance, $1,500. Twin Boys and Twin Girls. Twins were born in Natchez Thurs day to Mr. and Mrs. William Reed and to Mr. and Mrs. Simon Schlenker. The Reed twins are girls and the Schlenker twins are boys. Contract for City Hall. The Gulfport City Council*have de cided to build the city hall, for whicl $20,000 iu bonds have been floated. - Annoys Pierpont Morgan. Rome.—Before J. P. Morgan, who arrived here* from Naples left Taor mina, an examining magistrate from Taormina boarded his yacht, the Cor sair, to take Mr. Morgan’s testimonj concerning the person who sold him the famous cope, stolen from the Cathedral of Ascoli and subsequent ly returned to Ascoli by Mr. Morgan. The latter was indignant at being troubled about the matter after having returned the cope without even asking for the reimbursement of the monej he had paid for it. He said he did not remember anything connected witl the purchase of the cope but when asked to sign a statement to that ef fect Mr. Morgan refused , saying that he would not sign anything in a lan guage he did not understand. New Charter for Houston. Houston, Tex.—A climax to ton’s government troubles is a*’1 .. ., A receivevfhip is among J1' ^ossl 1 ities, and is regarded *s 110 on® MU< avenue of escape the b"rde" '° mismanage.^- ?>" corruption that has alnv^ force<1 the cl!* into bank; Kf. To save the city a radical Jn is proposed. It involves turning out of office every eity official, dismiss ing every employe, aim Beginning m a new basis, with fresh names and faces in every official position. Hous ton is arrayed almost to every private citizen in favor of this change, and has the authority of a legislative en actment for it, but it is opposed by a few officials w'lio will lose their places under the new regime. Claims Dead Millionaire as Brother. Menominee, Mich.—Joseph Rice, a poor farmer living near this city, claims to have discovered that he is a brother of the late William M. Rice, the Texas millionaire, following whose death in New York, Albert T. Patric! was arrested on murder charge. Jo seph Rice also claims that he is tL1 rightful heir to at least four millifl dollars. Big Deal Closed. Montgomery, Ala.—Gov. Jelks, es ed a deal with a syndicate,' whejby the state is to receive $15,000 for he cement rights of a tract know as “The Salt Lands," owned Dy tne»«« on the Tombigbee river fifty ades above Mobile. Cement is to betuar_ ried in the vieinity of Owen’/Bln® and shipped to Mobile. Money for a School. New York.—The largest /equest made by a colored person tTuske gee Institute, at Tuskegee, /a-* was recorded in this city, when t will of i Mary E. Shaw of Philad<Ma was probated. It bequeathed $3^0 to the institute. —* '■ -f Conspiracy Alleg> / Topeka, Kan.—Commi°nei‘ °f Corporations Garfield spc a day tak ing evidence at the San^e general offices here regarding tf connection of that road with tbfltandard Oil Company in the matter rates on oil. - He is covering the sarBfround as the ■ suit started by the/B producers i against the Santa b alleging con . spiracy. / WAREHOUSES FOR COTTON STORAGE PRESIDENT OP SOUTHERN COT TON ASSOCIATION WRITES LETTER OH SUBJECT Is of Interest to Nearly Every Line of Business in the South and Deserving of Careful Consideration find Action By all Interested. The question of proper warehouse facilities for the purpose of market ing the cotton crop of the south is at tracting it great deal of atteniort now, and in a number of places the proper warehouses are being constructed so that the cotton can be safely held in definitely. President Harvie Jordan of the Southern Cotton Association who has made a careful study of the warehouse matter has written an ar eutire soutali lias been directed to the expresses his ideas on the question and gives some sound advice. Mr. Jordan says: “During the recent extensive cotton holding movement the attention of the enire soutu nas ueen iuiwwu importance of devising better facili ties for handling the cotton crop. Just now the bankers, farmers, merchants, cotton manufacturers and cotton fac tors are particularly interested in the construction of a system of modern, up-to-date warehouses which will bet ter facilitate the handling and can»sr for the future cotton crops to be grown throughout the entire cotton belt. “The want of proper storage quar ters to protect the several million bales of cotton which have been held sinee the heavy depression in the price on December 3rd lias proven conclu sively to the south that in order to market our great staple crop slowly, it is absolutely essential that a bettei system be provided. Hundreds of thousands of bales of cotton have been marketed during the past two months because the staple was being injured by exposure to the rain, sunshine and wind. Most of this cotton, which has gone forward to the markets of the country at a price hardly represent ing its cost of production, would have still been in the hands of tl^e owners if proper storage quarters had been provided. “In the southwest especially, cotton is stored in what is known as <‘“co” yards, a few acres being ^‘‘ced and the cotton simply le'a 011 ie ground-in many- 110 provision made keeP the bales from coming dirrl'y ln wlth th* moist,l- °f tht ea,';h' a f’-eat „.y cases such cotton when sold is in a a badly damaged condition and has to be picked by the buyers at a heavy loss to the owners. The losses sustained on cotton stored in this way without any provision for shelter has been sufficient to have provided splen did warehouse facilities in a great many sections. “lu addition to the loss sustained by damage or rot of the staple, insur ance can only be had at a very high rate of from 2 1-2 to 4 per cent, which in itself is prohibitive. In addition to such losses and expenses, the rate of interest on borrowed money carries wih it a risk which forces the buyer to secure loans at a heavy charge upon bs collateral by the bankers. Such a system is primitive in its nature and nould 110 longer be permitted in this ay of 20th century methods of doing business. “It is a well established fact that the south cannot handle the cotton crop properly wihout a first-class sys tem of properly constructed warehous es. This is an essential feature in moving the cotton crop slowly so as to restrict the supply to the legitimate demand of the mills for consumption. “It therefore makes the hardship doubly hard to bear by the producer. Yet he alone is responsible for this condition of affairs and has no right to complain at the demand made by the buyers. This is perhaps the prin cipal reason why cotton in the south west is today selling for at least sixty points per Date less jnan cotton in tne old states where better warehouse fa cilities have been in use for several years. ’ ’ Second Great Earthquake? London.—A dispatch from Lucknow to the Standard, says it is reported there that a second earthquake has wrecked Sultanpitr, province of Oudh, ond Kulu, province of Punjab, and that there has been great loss of life. _ Delayed the Ambassador. Rome.—Ambassador White -arrived here late, owing to a collision on the railroad near Genoa, in which seven persons were killed and forty were wounded, which delayed his train. Mr. White brought good news of the health of Secretary Hay, whom he vis ited at Nervi, saying he found him wonderfully improved. Foreign Min ister Tittoni will receive the new am bassador this week. COMPLAIN OP HIGH BATES. Arkaneans Appeal To Commerce Com mission for Belief. Washington.—A complaint was filed with the interstate commerce commis sion by the railroad commission of Arkansas against the St. Louis and North Arkansas Railroad Company, alleging that the defendant company charges unreasonable, excessive and il legal rates for the carrying of passen gers over its line, which extends from Seligman, Mo., to Leslie, Ark. The petition alleges that the passenger rate between Seligmxn, Mo., and Beav er, Ark., a distance of 13 miles, is eighty cents, or 0 2-13 cents a mile. This rate is made a basis of the com pany’s inter-state passenger business and is alleged to be in violation of the interstate commerce commission and is requested to require the company to ad just its passenger rates according to law, which provides for a maximum charge of 2 cents a mile. INDICATIONS OP PEACE. Officials Expect Move After Naval Engagement. New York.—Officials at Washington expect renewed indications of peace after the naval engagement which ap pears imminent. Russia’s obstinate attitude so far has' been in some de gree attributed to the fact that Ro jestveusky had not had a chance to i.iv.i tin. wnrlb of his ships, and it was easily understood that Russia could not make peace and still main tain auy degree of international pres tige without making an attempt to win on the sea with a fleet greater, numerically, at louoi, than that of the pnom.v. If Russia loses her Baltic fleet it is the opinion of many officials here that she will be quite ready to treat for peace. If Russia should win an entirely new phase would he put on the sitiuation, and the result is not freely predicted. Protest Texans’ Killing Way. Washington.—Failure of a Mexican citizen to obtain satisfaction from the authorities of Cameron county, Texas, for personal injuries suffered in that county evoked a serious complaint to the Washington government from the Mexican government against the Tex as authorities and caused Secretary Hay several months ago to offer out of 4be Federal trCitwtii v to Me* ieo ill satisfaction of its official claims for damages. The story is told in offi cial correspondence published at the state department. Eulogio Zambrano, a jyfpjrican citizen, pawned a rifle at PtOwnsvillc, Tex., belonging to a citi zen of that town, was arrested and while being carried to jail, it is claim ed, he attempted to escape and was shot at and wounded by Private Mc Kenzie of the Texas Ranger force. The Mexican consul reported^ that Zam brano was tried and sentenced with out any account being taken by the court of the wounds inflicted by Mc Kenzie, but the judge in passing sen tence on the prisoner told him that he inflicted a light pnishment because lie had been wounded. This statement in the opinion of the Mexican govern ment afforded ground to insist that the wounding was unwarranted. Gulfport and Biloxi Electric^ Road. The question as to the franchise for the Gulfport and Biloxi Electric Rail i-___ i.... i__ n Oty UliC dOVLU.’ IU 1UI > V *‘w'-** into the legal one of the governor’s power in t-Ue matter. The governor granted the Gulfeoast Railway a fran chise several months ago. This com pany proposes to build its line on tl|; side of the coast road. It is charged and claimed that the other road pro poses to use the coast road and much opposition has developed to this pro ject. The Gulfeoast people have en tered a protest and the opinion of prominent lawyers here is that the governor has no right to decline to grant the franchise arbitrarily, or to require the company to locate its line in any particular manner. They hold that the question of the right of way and location of the line belongs to the cities and counties interested. Fortunes Paid for Curios. New’ York.—Excited bidding has re sulted in some unusually high prices for curios at Christie’s according to Herald dispatch from London. The sale was attended bv a large crowd, in eluding many well known dealers in England, France and America. A su perb old Chinese oviform vase, en ameled in silver with birds and flow ers, sold for $10,300. A magnificent old Sevres ovifornrvase and cover, the companion of which is in the royal collection at Buckingham palace, was bid up to $21,000 at which figure is was sold. The precious article stands only 16 3-4 inches high and was made in 1736. Japs Build Torpedo Boats. Washington—Information has reach ed Washington through Elrope that the Japanese navy has within the last few days commissioned ten new tor pedo boat destroyers built in Japanese ship yards. It is believed that within six weeks 25 additional destroyers building under “rush” orders will be put in commission. Three hnudred mines in front of Port Arthur have been taken up. FILLING UP JAIL AT SENATOBIA POSSE BRINGS IN A SCORE OF SHERIFF’S SLAYERS. ROUNDUP NOT VET FINISHED Officers Still Scouring the Woods and Bloodshed is Expected When Spen cer Brothers are Cornered. As De tails are Told Citizens Determined. Advices from Senatobia, Miss., on Saturday state that posses are out in an effort to apprehend members of .the mob which shot and killed Sheiiff Poag at the jail early Wednesday morning. It is reported two brothers, Spencer by name, have barricaded themselves in a house near a cane brake and decline to surrender to the posse. The jail is now being “filled with prisoners and some of them are being spirited away to neighboring counties for safety. On the appearance of the posse with James Howell, the excite ment again arose to fever heat, and the dark pall of sadness was spread around the courthouse as the prison ers gazed upon the casket of the dead sheriff as it was borne from the jail to the hearse and from the window they could see the funeral train as it 1 1 i_TUimiiM.i lvliorn IIIU veil aiumj IV"1'1**V the dead sheriff was later interred. James Howell was carried into a room of the courthouse and closely interrogated, but refused to divulge any knowledge of the assassins. He was reticent and morose, and looked tired. His father was arrested, to gether with Adolph Pickle, but both were given the right to walk around the town. Shortly before noon Friday Norman Clayton, who was wanted by the searching party, sent word that he was on his way to surrender. Upon his arrival a secret conference was held, and it is believed that he gave away the whole story to turn state’s evidence. When the conference closed there was renewed excitement. J. T. Gab bert, acting sheriff, and his deputies quietly gathered together and depu tized fifteen men. Warrants were sworn out for ten or twelve parties, and shortly before 1 o’clock the posse heavily armed and accompanied by newspaper men went in a westerly di rection towards Strayhorn. The pos se scattered down the road in squads. The men knew whom they were after and were determined. Several of the men left the road about seven miles from Senatobia, and arrested Tate McConnell, while at his plow handle. He was sent back by one of the deputies. John Butler. Willie Sinquefield, C. L. Manning and J. H. Thomason, one of the board of supervisors of the county, and father of the man slain by James Whitt, were later taken. The posse then split, one partyr returning to Senatobia and the other going beyond Arkabutla creek in quest of other prisoners. Two of the prisoners, Howell and Clayton, were sent to Batesville. Be fore the men left it is said a full con fession was made and the names of thirty men given as guilty parties in the murder. The sheriff, however, for bade the men talking to tne newspaper representatives, and the wires betweeu Senatobia and Strayhorn were dead ened. Sam Howell, the wounded man, and his father, J. T. Howell, were captur ed in bed at Pritchard, about fifteen miles from Senatobia by the posse. The younger Howell’s wounds were examined by Drs. W. D. Potter and S. L. Wynne, and later the bullet was re moved from the fleshy part of his boy, a minor surgical operation that did not give the prisoner much pain. T. J. Howell, after being released, made a statement to the newspaper men in which he denied that his son had anything to do with the killing of Sheriff Poag. He averred that his son told him that he got in a scrape with a woman and was shot. The old man expressed indignation at being roused from his slumbers by the offi cers. J. H. Thomason has confessed to t- _ ? Al- - 1 __ „J> il. - U utiu^ u.uuvi vx uiv nn' v niMi stormed the jail. He said Whitt, the prisoner, had killed his son and he wanted vengeance. He said that Alex Nelson tired the shot that killed Sher iff Poag. Thomason is a member of the county board of supervisors and an influential citizen. London—A dispatch from Lirtknow to the Standard, says it is reported there that a second earthquake has wrecked Sultanpar, province of Pun jab. The loss of life has been great. Granted a Reprieve. St. Louis—Governor Folk today granted a reprieve to Bill Rudolph un til May-Sih to allow Rudolph’s case time for presentation to the United States Supreme Court. Rudolph was sentenced to be executed Monday for the murder of Detective Schurmer. Butte, Mont—Augustas Heinz, the r';ning magnate, and a number of oth ***Lvere injured in a collision of autos. Always in the Lead! DUKE’S CASH STORE, SCOOBA, MISSISSIPPI. _ __ r*mmm—^ HEADQUARTERS FOR Staple and Fancy Groceries, Dr* Goods, Clothing, Notion^ Boots, Shoes and __Hats, Etc.___ Heavy and Shelf Hardware, tinware, Crockeryware and Cutlery,. Harness, Saddles and Bridles. Wagons, Buggies, McCormick Motto ePB Raises and Pattee Cultivates. _'_ * Coffins, Caskets and Undertalsera’ Supplies. mPBOVED PRAIRIE FARM AND TIM bered lands for sale, FOR CASH or ON EAST TERMS. ~ JAS. H. DCJKE, Proprietor, SOOOBA. MISSISSIPPI.__ ___ - - ■ 1 ” . -— -—-—— -— HARNESS! HARNESS! HOME-MADE HARNESS Manufactured out of the BEST of OAK TANNED Leather. Styles Up-to-date. Workmanship Perfect. Prices Cheap. Compare our Line with that of others andjconvinced that WE MAKE THE BEST. Manufacturer’s Agents for “STUDEBAKER” and “WHITE HICKORY” Wagons. Proprietors of all “RED ROSE” Brands and the Cele brated “STAR” FLOUR. THREEFOOT BROS, & CO., WHOLESALE GROCERS. .MERIDIAN, - - - MISS Edwin McMorrirs, President. H. L. Bardwkll, Cashier. John Kemper, Vice-President. C. W. Robinson, 2nd Vice-President. Walker Broach, Assistant Cashier. FIRST NATIONAL BANK, MERIDIAN, miss. The large combined capital and surplus of this Bank #360,000, (the largest of any bank in this State) is a strong bulwark of protection for depositors. CAPITAL, ------- •260,00000 SURPLUS.- 100,00000 STOCKHOLDERS’ LIABILITY, - - 260,000.00 PROTECTION TO DEPOSITORS, _-_- $620,000.00 We Solicit Accounts of Individuals, Firms and Corporations and Offer every Accommodation Consistant with Safe and Legitimate Banking. DESIGNATED DEPOSITORY OF THE UNITED STATES TREASURY I i . i - W. A. NALL & CO., FIRE INSURANCE AGENTS. GIN INSURANCE A SPECIALTY; MERIDIAN, - - MISS. GEORGE H. ETHRIDGE, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Dekalb, Mi?*. General law practice in all th# Courts of Mississippi. Special atten* ticn given to legal writings and coJ lections. -— ✓ ■ T. T. CHILES. PHYSICIAN & SURGEON Wahaluk, Miss. Tenders his professional services H the people ot Wahalak <,nd vioinUy Calls Bnswsred dav and niirht. J. B. MOONEY, PHYSICIAN A SURGEON, BOOOBA MISS. Particnlar attention given to surgi cal oases. Office— VVard’e drug store, H. W. RENCHER. PHYSICIAN k SURGEON. Soooba, Miss, Ik Offers his professional services to the people of Scooba'and Kemper county. Special attention given to office work, NEVILLE & WILBOURN. ATTORNEY AT-LAW, Hamm Building. Meiidian, Miss. Branch office in Soooba, Miss. A member of the Arm will fie in Bcoobe every Saturday. Advertise in THE HERALD and increase your .BUSINESS.