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Mi 9 A*t Pink, Ok., while in bathing' in a tank Preston Davenport lost his life bv drowning. % O The czar has issued an order summoning to the colors all the re serve officers throughout the em pire. An intimate associate of Judge Parker says: “You may sav, with the utmost confidence, that under no conditions will Judge Parker make any speeches anywhere.” Minneapolis and St. Paul were struck by a tornado on the night of August 20 and a number of lives lost. The property loss was very great. Senator George Frisbie Hoar of Massachusetts was on August 18 re ported to he dying at his homo in Worcester, and the end was hourly expected. Bullets fired from a panic strick en load of strike-breakers in Chica go, August 20, killed one man and seriously wounded five others. Two arrests were made. According to the Moscow corre spondent of the London Morning Post, Lieut. Gen. Stoessel conclud ed a telegram to an intimate friend there with the words: “Farewell forever, Port Arthur will be my tonjb.” The Paris correspondent of the Dailv, Chronicle sends an extraor dinary story to the effect that Rus sia is trying to induce France to buy Argentine and Chilean mcn-of war for the purpose of reinforco ing the Baltic fleet. The coroner's jury that investi gated the train wreck o f Sunday ■O • * August 7, near Eden on the Denver and Rio Grande railroad, in which nearly 100 persons perished, ren dered a verdict finding that the loss of life and property was due to neg ligence of the railroad company. Near Cedartown, Ga., on August 22, Jim Glover, a negro, was shot to death near the home of little Levia Reeves, the 13-year-old daugh ter of a farmer, whom ho had as saulted. and his body was then dragged a distance of about a mile and burned on the public square. The Russian government will shortly publish an official account of the plot which the police have unraveled in connection with the assassination of Von Plehve, former minister of the interior, confirming the report that the murderer is a son of a merchant named Saonoff of Ufa. After a severe engagement with the protected cruisers Chitose and Tsushima, the greyhounds of the Japanese navy, the fleet Russian cruiser Novik was vanquished Au gust 21. The Novik, in a sink ing condition, was run ashore in Korsakovsk harbor, on the Island of Sakhalin. Because Mrs. L. Abbott slapped a chid of A. T. Rammey, a neigh bor at Roosevelt, Ok., the latter quarreled with the woman and later with her husband. Abbott and Rammey met in Roosevelt and both ' began shooting. Rammey will die from the wounds he received. Ab bott escaped uninjured. The Pennsylvania Railway Com pany has made the most sweeping reduction in the time of the men employed that lias taken place since the panic of 1893. The employes of the machine shops were notified that they would be divided into shifts, each shift to work every other day, eight hours to constitute a day ’s work. The rigor of the Russian divorce laws, which formerly did not allow a husband or wife 'guilty of adul tery to marry again, except after seven years’ irreproachable conduct, has been modified by the holy syn od, making the period two years in case the offenders agree to the public penance, according to the di rection of the bishon. It is believed in Chicago that President Roosevelt is about to take a/hand in the packers’ strike. More than 10,000 Knights of Pythias took part in the annual parade at Louisville, Ky., August 10. The five daughters of Frank Cas sidy of Altoona, Pa., mysteriously disappeared from Edenburg, Au gust 11). Four people were killed and twen ty-five wounded in a collision in Chicago between a train and three trolley cars. The Chinese railways have been asked if they have sufficient roll ing stock and how quickly they can transport 40.000 troops to Shan haikwan. Nine United States soldiers were arrested at Athens, Mo., where reg ulars and state troops are in camp, as the result of a clash between the respective bodies, in which a state guardsman was seriously shot. The Central Trades and Labor Union of St. Louis voted not to participate in the Labor Day cele bration at the world's fair on the grounds that the exposition is con ducted along the lines of “open shop.'’ Mayor Carter Harrison of Chica go decided not to intervene in the packers' strike on the statement of an official of one of the big com panies declaring that there was “nothing on earth the mayor could do” to bring about a settlement. A Russian imperial ukase issued August—l 6 directs the issue, in view of the extraordinary war ex penditure, of six new scries of state rente bonds to a total amount of four years, and to bear interest at the rate of three and six-tenths per cent. T. L. Lewis, national vice presi dent of the United Mine Workers of America, received a telegram from the conciliation hoard at New York that there will be no strike in the anthracite coal region. All questions have been referred to Judge Gray and his interpretation will be final. 'fhe Chicago packers have asked for an Injunction preventing the city of Chicago from interfering with their housing of their employes in their plants during the continu ation of the strike. The injunction was asked in the name of the Hom mond Packing Company, and it protested that the companies were violating no law and were acting entirely within their rights. One of the acts of grace signal izing the birth of an heir to the throne is the total abolition of cor poral punishment throughout Rus sia. A ukase to this effect has been issued. It is reported on appar ently good authority that Emperor William of Germany has asked for the privilege of acting as one of the godfathers of the heir. The christening will take place August 25. Paul Reed and Will Catto, ne groes, two of the principals in the dastardly murder and burning of Henry Hodges and wife and three of their children six miles from Statesboro, three weeks ago, were burned at the stake at the scene of their crime August 16. The soldiers in charge of the pris oners were overpowered and it is thought that deputy sheriffs were in league with the lynchers. Senator Henry G. Davis was on August 17 formally notified that he is the democratic nominee for vice president of the United States. Representative John Sharp Wil liams of Mississippi, chairman of the notification committee of. the national democratic convention, made the announcement in a speech requiring an hour to deliver. Mr. Davis, in accepting the nomination, discussed national issues. The no tification took place at White Sul phur Springs, Ya. The Southern Pacific shops fft Globe, Ariz., were destroyed by a cloudburst on the 19th. Gulfport, Miss., had a $75,000 fire August 17 and three men were O m injured by falling timbers. President Roosevelt went to Oys ter Bay August 20, where he will remain until September 20. Judge Parker sent a telegram to Senator Davis congratulating him on his speech in accepting the nomination for vice president. Several Japanese destroyers en tered the harbor at Chcefoo on the 19th, and meeting an unknown steamer took possession of her. A small-sized tornado struck North St. Louis on the 19th, kill ing one person, injuring a great many and causing a SIOO,OOO prop erty loss. Lightning struck a militia camp at Jackson, Tenn., while several thousand persons were present. One man was killed and twenty persons shocked seriously. Gen. WUnion W. Blackmar of Boston, Mass., was unanimously elected commander in chief of the G. A. R. and Denver selected as the place for the 1905 encampment. A cloud burst at Globe, Ariz., on August 19 resulted in the death of 0 & a man named Mitchell, his wife and their four children. Nine other per sons were drowned. A mob of 1,000 armed miners swept down upon the town of Crip ple- Creek the afternoon of August 20 and captured the municipal and court authorities and looted the principal stores. There were also riots at Victor. Town Marshal J. McNolson, of Cordova, Ala,, was killed August 20, and his slayer, a negro named Avon’, a short time thereafter was taken from the calaboose by a mob and put to death with stones imO pistol balls. Thos. E. Watson of Georgia, the people’s party candidate for presi dent, and Thos. K. Tibbies of Ne braska, candidate for vice presi dent, were formally notified of their nomination for those offices at a meeting in Cooper Union hall, New York, on August IS. The Western Union Telegraph Company lost about $l,lOO through a fraudulent money order scheme. Three hundred dollars was obtained at Memphis, Tenn., S4OO at St. Louis and S4OO at Chicago. At each place a well-dressed young man appeared at the local office of the company and announced that he was expecting a money order from Dallas. The supreme lodge of the Knights of Pythias elected officers as follows: Supreme chancellor, Chas. E. Shively, Richmond, lud.; supreme vice chancellor, Chas. A. Barnes, Jacksonville, 111.; supreme prelate, L. H. Farnsworth, Salt Lake, L T tah; supreme keeper of the records and seal, R. L. C. White, Nashville, Term.; supreme master of exchequer, T. L. Mears, Wilming ton, N. C. The fiercest riot of the stock yards strike occurred August 18 in Chicago when hungry dwellers of the packing house district sought to capture or kill eight steers which had escaped from the yards. The mob numbered 4,000 persons, and the streets were cleared only after 120 policemen, in five squads, had charged the rioters on four sides. Shots were fired and scores of riot ers were clubbed. Alfred A. Knapp, convicted of the murder of his wife, and who confessed to five murders in all, his victims being women, was electro cuted in the annex at the Ohio penitentiary August 20. Knapp, who weakened when he found his last hope for life bad gone, and expressed a fear that he would have to be carried to the death chair, re gained Ids nerve and met his fate with little show of few or emotion. New Orleans was selected as the next place of meeting of the su preme lodge, Knights of Pythias. New uniforms have been adopted, practically the same as those worn by United States army officers. Mississippi State News - ■ - — 1 Three Big Days for State Farmers. The program of the State Farm ers’ Institute and Industrial Conven tion to be held at the Agricultural and Mechanical College, Starkvillc, August 31, and September 1 and 2, was issued last week. The meeting will be interesting and will be largely attended by the farmers and those interested in advanced and scientific farming methods. This gathering at Starkvillo will be the grand wind up of the Farmers’ In stitutes that have been held in the different counties in the State dur ing the summer, and as these insti tutes have been a marked success this year it is a splendid indication of the interest the farmers have taken in the work of the college authorities and bespeaks a large attendance for the State Convention and Farmers’ Institute on the last of this mouth. One c*f the prominent speakers of the meeting will be Col. R. E. Smith, of Sherman, Tex., who is one of the best authorities in the whole coun try concerning alfalfa and its growth. Of Mr. Smith and his work in Texas, the Dallas Morning News says: ‘TV decade ago alfalfa was un known in Texas. Through the ef forts of such men as Mr. Smith, its properties have become widely known and many, who are desirous of planting it, are only waiting to become better acquainted with the methods used in cultivating and har vesting it before beginning. ‘•During the last ‘few years, Mr. Smith has delivered a great many addresses at farmers’ institutes and at a great many other meetings of farmers and others interested, in agriculture. In these lectures he lias given his own experience in rais ing, harvesting and marketing al falfa, and has always been accorded most flattering attention.” The arrangements the college au thorities have made for taking care of the guests is a splendid one, and will be taken advantage of. Quarters will be furnished with iron bedsteads and mattresses in the remodeled dor mitory. Sheets, pillows and towels must bo brought bv those who at tend. Meals will he furnished in the college mess hall at 25 cents each. All railroads give a reduced rate of one fare plus 25 cents ; for round trip to the college. Following is the program: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31. Welcome Address —W. L. Hutchinson. di rector Mississippi experiment statLui. “Agricultural Education”—C. L. Newman. Fayetteville, Ark. “The Mexican Cotton 801 l Weevil” — Glenn W. Herrick, professor of biology and entomologist in charge of tight against the boll weevil in Mississippi. THL'RSBAY, SEPTEMBER 1. “The Work of the Farmers’ Institute" — O. C. Gregg, superintendent of Farmers' Institute. Lynn, Mass. “The Growing of Alfalfa” —R. E. Smith* the “Alfalfa King” of Sherman. Tex. Dis cussion : W, li. Hutchinson, director of experiment, station ; D. A. Saunders, Stark ville. Miss. “Plant Breeding and Improvement”—C. L, Newman. “Beef Cattle in Mississippi”—E. It. Lloyd, professor of agriculture. Discussion : W. R. Perkins, assistant professor of agricul ture. “Good Roads; ITow Mad** and Their Im portance to the Rural Population” —T. tl. Hartmus. Jackson. Tenn. “Diseases of Live Stock” —George M. Rommeil. expert In animal husbandry, Washington. D. C. “Bee Culture”—George A. Hammer, Bra zella. Miss. “Soil Preparation for Cultivation" —J. W. Fox. superintendent of college farm. “Poultry Raising*'—R. N. Crane, poultry export, Guelph, Canada. “The Railroad and the Fanner” —M. V. Richards, industrial agent Southern Rail way, Washington, I>. C. •‘Greater Mississippi; How to Bring It to Pass” —H. E. Blakselce. Jackson. Miss. O. C. Cregg. of Farmers' Institute of Min nesota. (Subject to be selected by the speaker.) FltinAY* SEPTEMBER 2. “The Commercial Orchard” —D. L. H. Bonner. Omcu, Tex. Discussion—G. T. Howerton, Guntown, Miss.; R. 11. Thompson. Kidgeland, Miss. “Small Fruits” —Sam Wherry, Durant, Miss. „ , . Discussion —N. L. Hutchison. Crystal Springs, Miss.; J- T. Damerou, Madison Station, Miss. “Tiansoortation and Distribution of Hor ticultural Products” —L. Lotterhos. Crystal Springs. Mias. Discussion—F. S. White, industrial agent Frisco System. St. Louis; T. E. Waldrup, Laurel, Miss. “The Home Garden and Orchard —E. B. Ferris. McNeil, Miss. Discussion —Goaduoted by Prof. A. B. MeKa w . _ „ Big'sale of short horn cattle by B. Is. and 11. T. Groom, of Groom. Tex. Trains on Mobile and Ohio arrive at Agricultural and Mechanical College as fol lows : - . From the north 1_ :1 o p.m. From ths south 0:15 p.m. Trains on the Illinois Central arrive at Stark vllle. Miss, (one and a half miles away I,as follows: From north. Local 201.. 8:10 a.m. Passenger, No. 20" 0:20 a.m. South—Accommodation :30 a.m. Local . ..••••.. ••• ..•.•••••••-* .lo p.m. Passenger 7:20 p.m. Weather and Crop Report. The bureau of agriculture, in its report of weather and crop condi tions for the Mississippi section, is sued last week, has the following to say: The mean temperature for the week was from two to three degrees below normal, cloudy weather with moderate to heavy showers was general during the first five days of the week, while the last two were fair with consider able sunshine. Cotton on lowlands has been considerably damaged as a result of continued showery weather. The excessive moisture and rank growth of both cotton and grass have caused lower bolls to begin to rot; complaints of rust and shedding are serious in many localities, especially over the central, western and south ern portions of the State. There lias been some injury from boll worms and blight. On uplands the crop con tinues in quite good condition al though there is some complaint of shedding on sandy soil; plants are un usually large, but only fairly well fruited; bolls are opening very slowly. The week was unfavorable for saving hay and fodder; a few correspondent;* state that early corn is beginning to rot in places. Late corn on lowlands is not so promising owing to pro longed unfavorable conditions. Minor crops are generally doing finely al though too much rain has caused signs of deterioration in cane and pea ciops in the extreme southwestern counties. The poach crop in the north ern portion of the State has been ma terially damaged by rotting. Pastures and meadows continue in fine condi tion. V Whltecaps of Pike. The whitecaps in Pike county are still going on with their lawlessness despite the many efforts of the gov ernor and other authorities to ex terminate them. A few nights ago a band of whitecaps visited the little town c*f Sartinvilic and riddled the houses of several negroes with back shot and warned the occupants to leave. Many negroes have already left that section of the State and if these outrages are not stopped soon, all of them will ho compelled to go. Much trouble is due to the fact that some of the negroes arc prospering and acting like they own the whole country. The Whole Push Are Preachers. There is a family in Amite county that surpasses all others in this State for its many ministerial connections. Mr. James E. Lea, an old farmer liv ing near McComb City, had three daughters, all of them marrying Baptist ministers. The eldest daugh ter is the wife Of Dr. Charles H. Ot ken, present superintendent of edu cation of Amite county, and their youngest daughter married Rev. B. P. Lewis, who was then pastor of the Methodist church at Summit. The father of Rev. B. F. Lewis is also a Methodist minister, and he has a brother and five or six sons following the same profession. Th© uncle of Rev. B. F. Lewis* father is also a preacher, and he has three sons preachers, and a daughter who married a Methodist minister. No similar family history has ever been known in Mississippi. Annex at Beauvoir. The Mississippi Confederate Vet erans have decided to build a large annex to the soldiers* home at Beau voir for the accommodation of wid ows and mothers of the old soldiers. This movement has met with much favor throughout the State and do nations will be asked for withii* the next few weeks so that the work can be commenced on the addition as soon as possible. In Spite of Republican Strcnuosity. The Bank of Indianola has Ifur nished another evidence of its won derful growth and prosperity by in creasing its capital stock from SIOO,- 000 to s£iso,ooo.$ £ i50,000. The bank has also amended its charter so as to give it the powers and privileges of a bank ing and trust company. Though one of the new banks of the State, the Bank of Indianola is now one of the most substantial financial institu tions in Mississippi. Accomplishing Good Work. Five farmers’ institutes are now being held every day in Mississippi. The attendance if large in every sec tion and the *fai ners are very en thusiastic over the good work being accomplishci by these institutes.