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THE TUPELO JOURNAL
PVBLISHKB WEEKLY._
TUPELO. : : : MISSISSIPPI
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Cardinal Gibbons is suffering from
an attnek of kidney trouble, at Balti
more, Md., and i* under a physician a
care.
Officials on the island of Martinique
•ay that 1,000 persons were killed and
1,500 injured during the last eruption*
of Mont Pelee.
Three hundred men went on a
strike at the Penwell coal mine, Pana,
111., on the 2d, caused by the dis
charge of a popular employe.
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President Roosevelt will spend four
hours in Kansas City, Mo., on Septem
ber 29, but will neither make a speech
nor hold a public reception.
President Roosevelt has accepted an
invitation to review the parade of
veterans at the encampment of the
G. A. R., at Washington, on October 8.
Naval officials think the cruiser
Brooklyn will be laid up in dock any
where from three weeks to two
months, and that she is damaged up
wards of $50,000.
Albert Mitchell, a negro, 102 years
old, who was at one time a slave of
Henry Clay, the Kentucky statesman,
was found dead in his bed at New Al
bany, Ind., on the 5th.
President Mitchell, on the 4th, said
that the strike in the Pocahontas re
gion of West Virginia had been de
clared off. some concessions having
been granted the miners.
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Judge Albert Horton, ex-cliief jus
tice of Kansas, died at his home, at
Topeka, on the 2d, after a long ill
ness. He served ns chief justice of
Kansas from 1877 to 1895.
The National Letter Carriers’ asso
ciation, in session at Denver, Col., on
the 5tli. re-elected J. C. Keller, of
Cleveland, O., president, and chose
Syracuse, N. Y., us the next meeting
place.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Brown, of Frank
fort, O., were found lying dead side
by side, on the 2d, in a cemetery at
Jamestown. O., one shot through the
temple and the other through the
mouth.
Secret Service Officer Craig, who
was killed in the accident to the
president's carriage at Pittsfield,
Mass., was engaged to be married to
Miss Katherine Murphy, a young lady
of Washington.
The Ohio state democratic conven
tion, held at Sandusky, on the 3d,
nominated a full state ticket, headed
by Bev. Herbert Bigelow, of Cincin
nati, a Congregationalist preacher,
for secretary of state.
An unknown man jumped from the
deck of a steamer in Lake Michigan,
on the 3d, and in an attempt to res
cue him, John White, one of the ves
sel's crew, was drowned by the
swamping of a lifeboat.
At a meeting in Kansas City, Mo.,
on the 2d, of the supreme officers of
the A. O. U. W., H. B. Dickinson, of
Buffalo, N. Y., was elected supreme
receiver of the order, to succeed the
late John J. Acker, oi Albany, N. Y.
The condition of Judge Geo. H.
Durand, democratic candidate for
governor of Michigan, who was
stricken with paralysis, has some
what improved, and on the 4tli he was
able to move his limbs with some free
dom.
The cruiser Brooklyn ran upon a
rock in Buzzard's bay, on the 3d,,
while engaged In the army and navy
maneuvers now going on in that vi
cinity", and was injured, but how bad
ly it will require an examination to
disclose.
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A fleet of government steamers and
barges is at work on the Missouri
river at St. Joseph, Mo., to prevent
that stream from making a threat
ened cut of a new channel on the
Kansas side and leaving St. Joseph
high and dry.
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ported to have perished in a violent
eruption of Mont Pelee on the night
of the 3d. Fears are entertained that
the island of Martinique will collapse
and sink into the sea, thereby causing
a great tidal wave.
There was no choice by the people
for governor and lieutenant-governor
in the election held in Vermont, on
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> the 2d, on a majority vote, which the
constitution requires. The returns
indicate that the election will be car
ried into the legislature.
At the meeting of the National As
sociation of Post Office Clerks, at
Kansas City, Mo., on the 3d, i^ was de
cided that whenever 2.000 members
should signify their willingness to
take out policies an insurance depart
ment would be established.
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The National Association of Post
Office Clerks, in session at Kansas
City, Mo., on the 4th, rejected the
proposition to affiliate with the Amer
ican Federation of Labor, at the same
time expressing sympathy with the
aims and purposes of the federation.
Maj. Edward F. Glenn, of the Fifth
infantry, who was found guilty by a
courtmartial of administering the wa
ter cure to Filipinos, and sentenced
to one month’s imprisonment and to
pay a fine of $50, has been restored
to duty and ordered to return to his
command.
The carriage containing President
Roosevelt and party was run down by
an slectric car at Pittsfield, Mass., on
the 3d, and all the occupants were
thrown out and more or less bruised
and injured except Gov. Crime, who
escaped unhurt. The president’s face
was cut, and Secretary Cortelyou had
a Fovere wound in the head. Secret
Service Agent Wm. Craig was instant
ly killed, and the driver of the car
riage vvas seriously injured. One of
the carriage horses was killed. The
motor car was going at a high rate
of speed.
HAYTIEN GUNBOAT SUNK.
The Crete-a-Pierrot Bent to the Bottom
By the German Gunboat Pan
j ther Off Gonaives.
Cape Haytien, Hayti, Sept. 8.—The
gunboat Crete-a-Pierrot, which was in
the service 01 the Firminist party,
has been sunk at the entrance of the
harbor of Gonaives by the German
gunboat Panther. Details of the oc
currence are lacking. The crew of
the Crete-a-Pierrot left her before
she went down.
HOW IT WAS DOKE3.
The German Officer Had Instructions
from Hlii Governiuent.
Port-au-Prince, Sept. 8.—The Ger
man gunboat Panther arrived here
September 5, and received instruc
tions from the German government to
capture the Firminist gunboat Crete-a
Pierrot. /sue left immediately for
Gonaives, the seat of the Firminist
government. The J'anther found the
Crete-a-rierrot in the harbor of
Gonaives, and the commander of the
German gunboat informed Admiral
Killick, on the Crete-a-Pierrot, that he
must remove his crew and surrender
his ship in five minutes. Admiral Kil
lick asked that this time be extended
to 15 minutes. This request was grant
ed, on ...e condition that the arms
and ammunition on board the Creie
a-Pierrot should be abandoned when
her crew left her.
The crew of the rete-a-Pierrot lelt
amid great disorder. At the end of
15 minutes the Panther sent a small
boat, carrying an officer and 20 sail
ors, who were to take possession of
the Firminist gunboat. When these
men had arrived at a point about thir
ty yards from the Crete-a-Pierrot,
flames were seen to break out on
board of her. She had been fired by
her crew before they left, the harbor.
The Panther then fired on the Crete-a
Pierrot until she was completely im
mersed. Thirty shots all told were
fired
There is much feeling here against
the Firminists, and their cause is con
sidered to be a bad one. Soldiers are
leaving here to attack St. Marc. Port
au-Prince is calm.
WILL, AWAIT A RKPORT.
Washington Government Will Henr
Wliat Minister Powell Han to Say.
Washington, Sept. 8.—The destruc
tion of the CTete-a-Pierrot will with
out doubt be made the subject of an
official report to this government by
United States Minister Powell, who
is now at. Port-au-Prince. Pending
the receipt of that report there is, in
the opinion of officials here who have
kept in touch with affairs, little
likelihood of any action by the state
department, and,indeed. Judging from
the character of the instructions
transmitted through the navy depart
ment to Commander McCrea, of the
Machias, there will be little disposi
tion to question the justness of the
treatment accorded Admiral Killick.
While the state department has not
adopted the German view that Killick
was a pirate, it has, on the basis of
its own instructions to Commander
McCrea, never admitted his right to
interfere with foreign shipping. It,
however, did entertain a doubt as to
whether Killick was privileged to op
erate as he did in the case of the
Markomannia, provided the seizure
was made within the three-mile limit
and also within liaytien waters.
However, any question that might
arise as to the legality of the action
of the commander of the Panther is
one that ihe state department proba
bly will regard as solely between the
government of Germany and of Hay
ti, and as the latter government has
already denounced ivillick as a pirate
and had besought. Commander McCrea
to seize his ship, it is certain to make
no issue on this matter.
Roosevelt Has Nothing to Say.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Sept. 7.—As
soon as the dispatch from Cape Hay
tien was received here Sunday night
it was shown to President Roosevelt,
while he was in church. A reporter
later visited the Read house, where
the president is stopping. The presi
dent had retired.but Secretary Cortel
you stnted that the president had
nothing to say about the matter at
me preseni nine.
A FIGHTING CLERGYMAN.
Bloody Battle In Which n Minister
Is Killed and His Son Budly
Wounded.
Durant, I. T., Sept. 8.—A bloody
battle was fought about ten miles
east of here Saturday night, between
Kev. F. Whaley and hia two sons, Alf
and Ernest, on one side, and J. H. and
J. A. Richardson and their brother-in
law, Mr. Waltenberger, on the other,
in which the elder Whaley was killed,
and Alf, his son, had both arms shot
to pieces and J. A. Richardson re
ceived a severe flesh wound in the
thigh. There has been trouble be
tween the Whaleys and the Richard
sons for the past two months, and
Saturday the parties met on the high
way.
Alleged Tax Fixer* Indicted.
Chicago, Sept. 7.—Indictments were
returned in Judge Chetlain’s court,
Friday, against four men implicated
in the Masonic Fraternity Temple as
sociation “tax-fixing” scandal, which
has occupied the time of the grand
jury for several days.
liable* in Rhode»l*.
Cape Town, Sept. 7.—Owing to an
outbreak of rabies in Rhodesia the na
tive chiefs have promised to destroy
all dogs except a few favorites, which
means the killing of 60,000, to 80,000
canines.
A Detective Killed.
Toledo, O., Sept. 8.—While Wade W.
Farrell was showing a revolver to
James Moran, a Lake Shore detective,
at one o’clock Sunday morning, tha
weapon was accidentally discharged,
the bullet piercing Moran’s stomach.
He died at six o’clock Sunday night.
Society of Friends’ Conference.
New York, Sept. 7.—Fully 8,000 dele
gates are in attendance upon tha
biennial conference of the Society of
Friends of the United States, in ses
sion in Asbury Park, N. J. __....
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Mississippi State News
To Navigate the Pearl.
The important announcement is
made that a New Orleans firm has
arranged to operate steamboats and
barges on Pearl river of sufficient
capacity to handle freight of all
kinds,particularly cotton and staves,
between New Orleans and Jackson.
The recent opening of the Lake
Borgne canal will enable the com
pany to receive and deliver cargoes
to and from ocean and river steam
ers, and from the New Orleans lev
ee, 100 miles above and below. For
ty or fifty years ago a heavy traffic
was handled on Pearl river from
Jackson to the mouth, but since the
advent of railroads the business has
fallen into disrepute, and the fresh
attempt to revive it will be watched
with much interest. At many plac
es the river has been choked up with
logs and stumps and there has been
no effort whatever at navigation
since the Federal Court rendered
a decision permitting the construc
tion of a class of bridges which ren
dered the stream unnavigable. An
agent of the company, which is to
be known as the Gulf Trade and
Transportation Company, will soon
make a trip from New Orleans to
Jackson by skiff for the purpose of
interviewing the persons in the trade
territory and making arrangments
to handle their freight traffic. At
its last session congress passed an
appropriation for the improvement
of the river, and it is believed that
the sum is sufficient to put the
stream in a navigable condition.
Oyster Commlulon Named.
Gov. Longino last week appointed
the board of oyster commissioners
under the act of the last legislature
creating and constituting the board
to supervise the oyster industry of
the State and to regulate the fishing
and packing of oysters, as well as to
protect and care for the public oyster
beds. The commissioners named
are as follows: 0. T. Cassibry, Gulf
port, for term of one year; J. D. Mi
nor, Ocean Springs, for term of two
years; Frank J. Ladner, Bay St.
Louis, for term of three years; Fer
dinand Pattenotte, Pass Christian,
term of four years; J. A. Hatlestad,
Biloxi, for term of five years. It will
be observed that the larger cities of
the coast are represented in these ap
pointments.
A Fatal Ktde-Steal.
While stealing a ride on a train
last week John Martin of Crystal
Springs, Miss., was killed and a
companion, Ely Sanders, was badly
injured. The young men undertook
to ride from Crystal Springs to
Jackson on the “blind baggage.”
When they got to Duttonville, a sub
urb of Jackson, Sanders advised
Martin to jump from the train, both
agreeing to jump at the same time.
Sanders said if they rode into the
city thev would be arrested and fined
for stealing the ride. Sanders gave
the word to jump and both of them
sprang from the train. Martin had
his skull crushed and was instantly
killed, and Sanders was stunned by
his fall and remained unconscious
for several minutes.
Will 8tart a Brewery.
Mississippi’s first brewery is to be
built at Webb, a little station on the
Yazoo & Mississippi Valley road in
Tallahatchie county. As yet the
prohibitionists do not believe it, and
they are horrified at the idea of beer
being manufactured in a State where
the farmers are not even permitted
to make wine from their own grapes
on a scale larger than for family use.
The promoters of the brewery, how
ever, are going actively forward with
their preparations, and feel confident
that a sufficient patronage will be
secured for its operation. Many
years ago a few small breweries were
located in Mississippi, but since the
State has been coquetting with pro
hibition there has not been a single
brewery or distillery in operation.
Work at Gulfport.
Capt. J. T. Jones, president of the
Gulf & Ship Island road, has chang
ed his plans concerning the new ho
tel to be erected at Gulfport, and
the structure will cost $200,000, in
stead of $100,000, as at first con
templated. Work is now progress
ing rapidly on the new general office
building of the Ship Island route
at Gulfport, and the extensive pub
lic improvements will all be com
pleted within the next year.
Wiilt Owens Convicted.
The jury in the case of Whit Ow
ens, charged with murder, at Holly
Springs, brought in a verdict of
guilty last week, and recommended
him to the mercy of the court. The
members of the jury were questioned
and were not agreed as to the length
of time for which the sentence
should be made. A motion was made
for a new trial, which Judge Lowry
overruled, and sentenced him to the
penitentiary for Ufe.
Mississippi Fared Badly.
According to figures just compiled
Mississippi did not fare very well in
getting appropriations from the Fed
eral government at the last session
of congress. In the three general
appropriation bills which carry the
principal amounts distributed'
among the various States, Mississip
pi captured only $280,000, notwith
standing the fact that she is one of
the largest States in the South, and
has an unusually strong delegation
in both branches of congress. The
allowance is pitifully small compar
ed with other States. Florida, for
instance, secured $3,500,000, Texas
$3,300,000, and even Louisiana
waltzed away from the treasury with
$3,142,000, while our neighboring
State of Alabama carried off in tri
umph the very neat sum of $1,945,
000. Mississippi secured for each
man, woman and child in her bor
ders a pro rata of 18 cents, Florida
got $6.60 per capita, or about thirty
six times as much as Mississippi, in
spite of the fact that her congress
ional delegation is the smallest in
the States of the South. The figures
are somewhat surprising, and it
might be well for Mississippi’s del
egation in the next congress to give
them careful study and try to estab
lish better “gettability” relations
with the Federal treasury.
Rural School Kxtenslon.
Mr. Whitfield has canvassed the
white counties of this State in. which
the school term has heretotore been
only four months, and he is satisfied
that a large majority of them will
levy the .tax for school extensions.
The impression has heretofore ex
isted that the boards of supervisors
could not make a special levy for
school extensions, and the opinion
of Attorney General McClurg has
been misconstrued in many quarters.
The facts are that the boards of su
pervisors can levy as much as thir
teen and one-half mills for State
and ordinary county purposes. The
county levy can therefore be as much
as seven and one-half mills for
schools and county purposes, exclu
sive of what might be necessary for
paying interest on bonds, paying
outstanding warrants and paying for
public works. And the total State
and county levy, including levy for
these special purposes, may be as
much as sixteen mills.
Wants to Bo Chancellor.
It is announced that Hon. S. M.
Meek of Columbus will be an appli
cant for the chancellorship to be
made vacant when Judge A. M. Byrd
goes to congress next March. Judge
Byrd was recently nominated for
congress without opposition and will
be elected in November. His term
as congressman will not begin, how
ever, until the 4th of next March,
and it is more than probable that he
will continue to discharge the duties
of his chancellorship until he is
ready to leave for Washington.
There will doubtless be other appli
cants for the position.
Crop* In Copiah.
Quite a number of prominent
planters from various sections of
Copiah county were in Hazlehurst
last week on business with the board
of supervisors, and were questioned
about tlie cotton crop. In every in
stance the crop was said to be fully
20 per cent, short; that the crop
was opening rapidly and that cotton
harvesters were very scarce, owing
to the vast amount of public work
in progress in Copiah county. The
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fine and a large quantity of splendid
•yrup will be made this fall.
Oktibbeha’s Tax Rate.
The board of supervisors of Oktib
beha county have fixed the tax levy,
State and county, for general pur
poses at 131/2 mills. They also made
a levy of iy2 mills for interest on
courthouse bonds and 1 mill for
working public roads by contract.
Wants Longer School Terms.
State Superintendent of Educa
tion Whitfield received a telegram
from the superintendent of educa
tion of Covington county announc
ing that the board of supervisors had
ordered a 2-mill levy, for the purpose
of extending the rural school term.
The boards of supervisors are now
in session throughout the State and
it is anticipated that quite a num
ber of them will take similar action
before adjournment.
Fast Passenger Tims.
A record-breaking run was re
cently made on the south end of the
Illinois Central road which railroad
men say is the fastest time that has
ever been made on the south end of
this road. The run from McComb
City to Hammond, La., a distance
of fifty-three miles, was made in for
ty-seven and a half minutes. The
train that made the run was a pas
senger train in charge of Engineer
Hopkins and Conductor McLaurin.
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HEAD ALMOST SEVERED.
Indian Ian Murdered by Negro Servant am
and HU Wife Seriously Injured.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Sept. 7.
Thomas Burke lies dead at his home
814 Mulberry street, with his head al
most completely severed from hii
body, while his wife is in a dangerous
condition from either knife or razoi
wounds inflicted by Matthew Alexan
der, a negro who was employed arounc
the house for the past five years. Al
exander entered the room in whicl
Mrs. Burke was sleeping with her 13
year-old daughter at midnight, whili
her husband lay asleep on a couch oi
the other side of the room. Mrs. Burki
was awakened by feeling the keen edgi
of a sharp instrument drawn acrost
her cheek, and her screams arousec
her husband.
Burke rushed to the rescue of hii
wife, but he was only partially awaki
when slashed across the neck and faci
by the negro. When Burke fell dyini
upon the floor the negro rushed out i
side door but attempted to re-enter thi
room after the door was bolted by Mrs
Burke. Burke died almost instantly
His wife held his head sobbing am
moaning as the blood dropped fron
her face on that of her husband. N<
cause is known for the tragedy. Thi
negro has not been captured, but man;
men are seen upon the streets near thi
police headquarters and jail, threaten
ing to lynch him.
PITCHED BATTLE ON HIGHWAY
Fought by Neighbors lu Indian Territory
Kev. Y¥. r. Whaley Killed.
DURANT, I. T., Sept. 7.—A blood:
battle was fought about ten miles eas
of here last night between Rev. W. F
Whaley and his two sons, Alf and Ern
est, on one side, and J. H. .and J. A
Richardson and their brother-in-law
Mr. Wattenberger, on the otner, ii
which the elder Whaley was killed anc
Alf, his son, had both arms torn t<
pieces, and J. A. Richardson receivec
a severe flesh wound in the thigh
There has been trouble between thi
Whaleys and Richardsons for the pas
few months, and yesterday the tw<
parties met on the highway while re
turning home from Durant with thi
above results. Officers went out fron
here this morning and brought in al
the survivors of the battle who wen
able to be moved.
SMALLPOX RIOT.
Police Attemplug to Kemove a Patient a
Bridgetown Stoned and Several,
Injured.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Sept. 7.—Thi
steamer Laplata, which arrived hen
last night from West Indian ports
brings news of a riot at Bridgeton
Barbadoes, August 25. There has beei
an epidemic of smallpox at Bridgeton
and on that day a crowd of 500 person:
refused to permit the authorities t<
remove a smallpox patient for isola
tion. The police were attacked anc
stoned, and several of them were in
jured. The riot act was read to thi
crowd and the police charged it. Thi
people fell back cowed, and numerou:
arrests were made. The authorities a
Bridgeton were so alarmed that wore
was sent to the neighboring island o
St. Vincent for a warship. The Brit
ish cruiser Retribution Immediatel:
left Kingston for Bridgeton. All wa:
quiet at the latter port when the La
Plata left, but smallpox there contin
ues to increase at an alarming rate.
WASP IN HER MOUTH.
Patti Fled From the Platform to thi
Alarm of Her Audience.
LONDON, Sept. 7.—A funny stor:
about Mme. Patti, Baroness Ceder
strom, comes from the Welsh town o
Brecon. She and Seatley, the tenor
agreed to sing at a concert there in ale
of the Brecon hospital. They had no
been long on the platform when It wa
evident that the diva in the midst o
her singing was becoming first discon
certed and then alarmed. Then sh<
fled from the platform, followed b;
Seatley.
Shortly afterward Mme. Patti re
turned laughing, and said: “I am ver:
sorry. It was a wasp that got in m;
mouth and we could not go on.” Th'
audience, puzzled by the flight fron
the platfosm, could not refrain fron
laughing, but afterward loud cheerini
drowned the laughter.
Chtckamanga Army Post.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Sept. 7.
Maj. H. J. Slocum, United States army
will arrive here tomorrow and estat
lish headquarters to superintend th
erection of the proposed $500,000 arm;
post at Chickamauga park.
The government has acquired a trac
of 780 acres at the north extremity o
the park, in the vicinity of Cloui
Springs, upon which permanent bai
racKs wm De built. There will b
about sixty buildings in all, the off
cers’ buildings to be arranged in cres
cent shape. Advertisements for bid
for the construction are to be made a
once. The Seventh cavalry regimen
will remain in its present quarters a
Chkaamauga park during the comin,
winter It is thought another cavalr;
regimeui will be ordered here soon.
Stock Trader Shot by Doctor.
GREENSBURG, Ky., Sept. 7.—A ser
sational killing occurred near Hop
kmsville, in this county, today, whei
Henry F. Christie, a well-to-do stocl
trader, known throughout the county
was shot and killed by Dr. J. J. Booh
er, a prominent physician. The mei
were alone, and there are no witnesse
to the tragedy. Dr. Booker refused t
make a statement, and said he wouli
give his version at the examinin;
trial. Owing to the prominence of th
two men great excitement has beei
caused by the killing, and the more si
because of the absence of any knowi
motive.
Mine Caving In.
WILKESBARRE, Pa., Sept. 6.
Nearly twenty acres of ground ove
the Payne mine at Doranceton cavei
in tonight, causing considerable ei
cltement in the neighborhood. Mar
sions on Wyoming street are badl;
cracked. Large fissures are also to b
seen in the roadway. A further co:
lapse is expected. The sinking of th
earth is due to the fact, so it is said
that the mine has not been in opera
tion since the strike, allowing wate
to accumulate In the workings in larg
quantities. Timbers rotted away an<
the root in many places fell in.
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TaybeTynched.
Three White Men Shot by a Negro
on a Railway Train.
IC. H. Ham* Fatally Wounded—B. G. Fl*her
Paralysed by a Ballet From Negro'i Re
volver—E. W. Schulte Also Wounded
OSCEOLA, Ark., Sept 7—At & late
hour this aftenrnoon a tragedy was en
acted on a train between this city and
Luxora, which will have a lynching
bee for Its sequel before another sun
rises.
Already the advance guard of a mob
from Luxora and Rosa are on the out
skirts of the city, aud excitement is at
a high pitch.
Three prominent and highly respect
ed men are lying wounded in the hos
pital at this place. One is dying and
another is believed to be fatally shot.
“Baldy" Taylor, the stirrer of the
strife, now crouches in a cell in the
city prison. All signs promise that
he will in a few hours dangle from
the end of a rope.
Invaded White Coach.
The shooting occurred at a station
on the Oeckerville, Luxora & Great
Northern railroad, eight miles south
of Osceola. A large crowd of negroes
boarded the train at this point. Among
them were half a dozen negro women.
The seating capacity of the negro
coach was overtaxed. There were no
seats for the women.
“Baldy” Taylor, a negro who enjoys
a reputation among his race as a des
perate and dangerous man, volun
teered to find seats for the women.
"Follow me,” he said, “I’ll git seats
for you.”
Taylor then led the way into the
coach reserved for white people.
“Her’s enough seats for us all,” said
the negro insolently.
The women proceeded to occupy
seats in the white coach. Opposite
them were H. G. Fisher, E. R. Hums
. and E. W. Schulte.
’ “Are you not in the wrong pew?”
inquired Fisher of the negro.
( The ire of the desperate negro was
aroused.
Flashed a Revolver.
“White man, don’t you bother me.”
1 responded Taylor threateningly, half
rising from his seat. Suddenly he
flashed a Colt revolver of 44 caliber
t and shot Fisher.
Taylor then turned his weapon upon
E. R. Hume. The latter by this time
* had his own weapon out and two shots
* rang out simultaneously. Hume sank
> to the floor of the car mortally wound
* ed. His bullet had slightly wounded
1 Taylor, who then shot E. W. Schulte.
Wounded Sent to HospItnL
> The negro’s escape was prevented
» and the train ran into Osceola. The
- wounded men were sent at once to the
1 hospital here and Taylor was taken
- to the city prison.
s News of the negro’s deadly work
> spread rapidly. It was soon known at
i Luxora and Rosa. Communication
: was established between this place and
[ the villages, and bands of citizens are
now hurrying toward Osceola.
Fisher is one of the most prominent
and prosperous men of this county.
He owns several large plantations and
operates a store at Rosa.
Hume, the man who was fatally
wounded, is Fisher’s manager, and is
a highly respected citizen. He is 35
years old, and has a wife and three
* children.
, Schulte is a well known traveling
man and represents the Three States
, Lumber Company.
Humes’ Death Expected.
’ Hume’s death is expected at any mo
' ment. Fisher’s wound will prove fa
* tal. He is completely paralyzed, being
! unable to move his body or lower
■ limbs. Schulte is not dangerously
wounded.
' RE-INFORCEMENT8 SENT FOR.
Mob Threaten* to Ratter Down the JalL
Hume’* Death Imminent—Fisher
, Cannot Live.
r OSCEOLA, Sept. 8, 2 a. m.—At 1
, o’clock a mob of about forty men and
t boys assembled before the jail and de
t manded “Baldy” Taylor, the prisoner.
, Sheriff Sam Bourne stood at the
door of the jail, armed, and supported
by several deputies.
He refused to surrender the prison
er, throughout the county, are being
[ futile. The sheriff said that the law
, must lake its course.
' The mob lost none of its determina
tion, out they lacked a leader. Mes
t ser.gers have been dispatched to Luxo
j ru iiuu nuba ior re-iniorcemems. ine
j fiiends of the dying man and of Fish
ecr, taroughoul the county, are being
, notified.
Jail Will lie Stormed.
Members of the mob now assembled
, before the jail say that the jail will be
’ battered down when reinforcements
t arrive, unless Sheriff Bourne surren
t ders Taylor into their hands for sum
, mary vengeance. The sheriff seems as
’ determined as the mob. ,
Excitement Increases as the hours
go by. It Is not believed that Sheriff
Bourne will permit the jail to be
stormed at the sacrifice of other lives.
Hume at Death** Door.
At this hour Hume is sinking rapid
ly and his death is a Question of a few
minutes.
Fisher’s condition is more serious
than was at first reported. The phy
sicians say that his wound is necessa
rily fatal.
These bulletins from the hospital
where the men lie suffering are not
calciaatea to allay the feeling of the
men before the jail who are clamoring
for Taylor’s life.
SOLD INTO SERVITUDE.
A Kentucky h«jro Bid* Twenty Dollar*
for a Prisoner for a Tear.
SHELBYVILLE, Ky., Sept. 6.—Fish
er Milton, a negro, convicted of va
grancy, was sold into servitude for
twelve months today at public auction
to David Murphy, a respectable negro
farmer. Murphy bid $20 for the pris
oner and stated that he was not gov
erned by sentiment in making the pup
chase but that he thought he was get
ting the worth of his money aid that
) he intended to foroe Milton to work
hard.
BOSTON BADLY SHAKEN UP.
A Powder Magazine In an Old Fort
Kxplodez, Killing One nnd
Wounding Five.
Boston, Sept. 8.—One of the pow
der magazines at old Fort Winthrop,
on Governor’s inland, upper Boston
harbor, blew up Sunday evening with
a detonation that was heard at points
20 miles away. The explosion is sup
posed to have been caused by boys
setting fires on the island. One dead
man and five injured were brought to
the city by the police boat, and while
it is believed that this is the extent of
the casualties, it is possible that oth
ers may be found suffering from the
force of the concussion. The dead
man’s name is Cotten, but further
than this nothing is known about
him.
The force of the explosion is shown
by the fact that some great blocks of
stone were hurled several hundred
yards, while one of the largest was
sent into the air and came down
through the citadel in the center of
the fort, making a hole large enough
to drive a team of horses through.
All over the island the effects of the
explosion are visible, while in East
Boston, Soutn Boston and in the city
proper the concussion was severe
enough to break windows and shake
buildings to their foundations.
THE CRUISER DES MOINES.
The New Vezzel to Be Launched at
the Fore River Shipyard at (luln
cy, Mass., September 20.
Boston, Sept. 7.—As the United
States cruiser Des Moines, which is to
be sent overbo'ard at the Fore River
shipyard at Quincy, on the 20th in
stant, is the most important war ves
sel completed in a Massachusetts ship
yard since the days of the early
American navy, Secretary of the Navy
Carleton, of Haverhill, to represent
the state at the launching ceremonies.
The cruiser will be christened by Miss
Elsie Maeomber, of Des Moines, but
Miss Carleton will sever the cord
which will release the vessel on the
ways. Miss Carleton is the daughter
of George E. Carleton, formerly may
or of Haverhill, and at present a
member of the state legislature.
THE WEALTH OF COOK COUNTY
The Total Real Eatatr Valuation of
Cook County, 111., Including Chi
cago, la $1,488,749,810.
Chicago, Sept. 7.—Cook county's to
tal real estate valuation is $1,488,749.- j
810, according to the figures just giv
en out by the board of review. By
the same figures the total valuation
of the real estate in the city of Chi
cago is shown to be $1,382,556,875,
while in the county outside of Chi
cago the valuation is $106,192,936. The
figures indicate an increase in full val
uation in round numbers of $93,000,
000 over the board of review figure*
for 1901. The increase is found to be
almost entirely in Chicago, although
the rest of the county shows a ma
terial gain. The assessed valuation,
trhieh is one-fifth the cash valuation,
Cf the real estate in Chicago this year
fc $276,511,375. Last year the same
■roperty was assessed at $259,255,598,
showing an increase of $17,255,777.
PICTURES AND FREE~COFFEE.
Rev. William Carltle'a Method of
Cwrying Religion to tha Slum
Dweller* of London.
London. Sept. 7.-—Rev. Wilson Car
lile, plenary chief secretary of the
church army, which he founded in the
slums in 1882, is introducing what is
designated here as “American ideas
of religion,” with a vigor that star
tles his more orthodox brethren. His
latest is a moving picture service com
mencing next week. The pictures will
be the chief attraction of the midday
services at his church, in Eastcheap.
Only sacred representations will be
allowed, accompanied by a short ad
dress, and by this means Rev. Carlile
hopes to attract Londoners to his
church. At the conclusion of the serv
ice, all the worshipers will be given a
free cup of coffee.
MACKAY’S western estate.
Petition for Letters of Admlni «tr»
tlona Filed By Mrs. Maekay
and Clarence II. Maekay.
San Francisco, Sept. 7.—A petition
for letters of administration, with
will annexed, has been filed on the es
tate of John \V. Maekay, deceased, by
Mrs. Marie Louise Mackay.the widow,
ami Clarence H. Mackav, the son. The
petition says that the estate in Cali
fornia consists of a one-half interest
in property situated at Seventh and
Townsend streets, this city, valued at
$40,000; one-half interest in the prop
erty in Oakland. $.30,000; one-half in
terest in 2,200 acres of land in Men
docino county, $35,000.
The late Mr. Maekay owned consid
erable property in this state at one
time, but he deeded most of it away
prior to bis death, so that the aggre- 1
gate value of that upon which Mrs.
Maekay and her son desire to admin
ister is only $1S0,000.
The Topeka Rammed By a Tag.
Washington, Sept. 7.—A Post special
from Newport News, Va., says a tug
of the New York. Philadelphia and
Norfolk fleet ran into the United
States gunboat Topeka there and
stove a large hole in her port bow
Just above the water line.
Arranged Satisfactorily.
Yokohama, Sept. 7.—The Japanese
cruiser Takachiho returned here to
day from Marcus island. She reports
that Capt. Rosehill is at Marcus is
land, but that everything has been ar
ranged satisfactorily.
Still Dlscnaninflr the Big Loan.
Havana, Sept. 7.—The house of rep
resentatives is daily holding secret
sessions to discuss the question of the
$35,000,000 loan and the matter of pro
viding means to meet it. The idea of
establishing a lottery to this end has
many supporters.
Whistler Well Again.
New York, Sept. 7.—James McNeiP
Whistler, the artist, who was report
ed to be near death, is quite restored
to health and will leave at once for
London, says a London dispatch. -1
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