! News of the World I
A*t Pink, Ok., while in bathing'
in a tank Preston Davenport lost
his life bv drowning.
The czar has issued an order
summoning to the colors all the re
serve officers throughout the em
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
The five daughters of Frank Cas
sidy of Altoona, Pa., mysteriously
disappeared from Edenburg, Au
Four people were killed and twen
ty-five wounded in a collision in
Chicago between a train and three
The Chinese railways have been
asked if they have sufficient roll
ing stock and how quickly they can
transport 40.000 troops to Shan
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
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
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
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
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
Lightning struck a militia camp
at Jackson, Tenn., while several
thousand persons were present. One
man was killed and twenty persons
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
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
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
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
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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
‘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
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31.
Welcome Address —W. L. Hutchinson. di
rector Mississippi experiment statLui.
“Agricultural Education”—C. L. Newman.
“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
“Plant Breeding and Improvement”—C.
“Beef Cattle in Mississippi”—E. It. Lloyd,
professor of agriculture. Discussion : W.
R. Perkins, assistant professor of agricul
“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
“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
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
“Tiansoortation and Distribution of Hor
ticultural Products” —L. Lotterhos. Crystal
Discussion—F. S. White, industrial agent
Frisco System. St. Louis; T. E. Waldrup,
“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
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
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
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.
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