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THE TUPELO JOURNAL
_PUBLISHED WEEKLY. ~ TUPELO~.~: * : MISSISSIPPI.” Tlie declaration of Mrs. Ingalls, oi the YV. €. T. U., that the cigarette will disappear within ten years pre sages a terrible mortality among cigarette smokers. It is un just, however, to b’ame the late Brigham Young too severely for the crime of his New York grand son. The great Mormon has 337 grandsons who are innocent. TlmT IMnuli> kin ml ni'in \vV»r» been married 11 times may be a par tial explanation of the excess of 2, 000,000 marriageable men over mar riageable women in this country. Manila papers cannot comprehend why an incident, such as a coal min ers' strike should become an absorb ing problem In the United States. What bothers the Manilians is how to keep cool. On account of the perilous condi tion of affairs in South Africa Mr. Chamberlain is going to visit the cape. The secretary’s coming should make the colonists as happy as a red rag does a fighting bull. There is a grim humor not un worthy of I’.ismarck in Emperor Wil liam's ordering of the arrangements for his visit to Posen. Having been warned that attempts upon his life might be made, he replied by com manding the presence of a body guard of 90,000 troops. Announcement is made that. Mrs. Grover Cleveland, having seen her four children beyond the very young stage, will spend a good part, of the winter in New York mingling in so cial gavety. All the children except the boy “favor” their father. The exception is distinctly a “Frances Folsom boy,” so the friends of the family say. Miss Ruth has begun to go into society a little, though as yet she is far from “out.” But she visits numerous families in the Cleveland set. The banking firm of which Jay Cooke was the heafl during the civil war handled over $2,COO,000,000 for the government, and its profits are said to have been not more than $200,000. There is quite a contrast between this record and that of J. P. Morgan, who is said to have re ceived close to $100,000,000 for financ ing the United States Steel corpora tion with a capital of $1,400,000,000. In another case his profit on a $200, 000,000 transaction is believed to have been $10,000,000. More homestead lands were given to settlers in 1901-1902 than in any previous year. Uncle Sam still “has land enough to give us all a farm.” He gave away 19,488,530 acres last year—enough to make 120,000 aver age “quarter section" farms and to support 1,000,000, including families and farm laborers. In addition $f>, 250,000 was obtained from land sales and fees. And 900,000,000 acres more remain unclaimed—enough to last 45 years, even at the present rapid en try and settlement. Civilization is making rapid inroads upon the old Indian customs. Large gangs of Indian men, not women, are employed in the construction depart ment of a western railway company, laying track for $1.25 a day. Ten hours’ work with a pick and shovel every day would soon take the sav ageness out of any man and make him sleep o’ nights instead of put ting on war paint. But the notable thing here is that the male Indian is actually working. He used to let the squaws do all of that. The British government recently accorded the title of highness to the seven-year-old king of Uganda, a lit 1le African chieftian, whose territory is now part of a British protectorate. He is a grandson of the celebrated Mutessa, and descendant of a long line of kings, but has never been far away from Mengo, the native capi tal of Uganda, where he was born. The territory over which the king, or “kabaka,” rules is nearly 20,000 square miles in extent and has a na tive poulation of between 1,000,000 and 2,000,000. Isn’t the Missouri Valley Homeo pathy association afraid that it will make that school of medicine unpop ular? In a recent session at Lin coln, Neb., it adopted a resolution instructing its members to use every endeavor to suppress kissing, “be cause it is unsanitary, silly, idle and entirely without justification.” This may all be true from a cold-blooded scientific standpoint, but it will take more than one medical association to abolish, or greatly lessen, a custom that has the sanction of sentiment and romance. Mosquitoes are now charged with communicating erysipelas as well as malaria and yellow fever. A New York physician has issued a death certificate in the case of a 14-months old babe in which he says: “Death was caused by erysipelas due to the bite of a mosquito.” It is only fair to the mosquito to record that the board of health officers refused to accept the certificate ifntil a coroner’s physician had investigated and con cluded that ther* was no other ap parent cause for the death than the mosquito bite. HOLD-UP AVERTED. Delayed Local Crashes Into Debris Filed on Track to Wreck 81. Louie Flyer. Austin, Tex., Nov. 9.—The St. Louis flyer over the International ft Great Northern to Mexico City, flue here at 9 o'clock tonight, owes its safety at this writing to the fact that a local ahead of It, running two hours behind time, smashed into a pile of debris placed on the track to wreck the flyer. The local, due here at 6 o'clock, did not arrive until a few minutes of 9 tonight, and reported that five miles from the city, Just at the edge of the mountain ranges and near the scene of three famous hold-ups the train smashed into a big pile of rocks and cross-ties that had been driven in be tween the rails. The incident hap pened near the small station of Hoop er, and being a local train and slow ing up at the time to let off a single passenger, is the only explanation of why the train was not derailed. The flyer’s schedule time is forty live miles an hour, and it is evident that had it struck this pile of rocks and cross-ties going at that rate it would have proven an uggly wreck. The train men report that two sus picious characters who got on the train at McNeil left the train when it stopped at Hooper and have not been 6een since. The railroad people have been ex pecting a hold-up for several weeks now, owing to the fact that a great deal of cold is heine- shinned tr» nnrt from Mexico, and they have taken the precaution of having an armed guard go and return on every through train operating through the dangerous coun try to the north of this city. KINDNESS REPAID. Old Mmu I,«ivw a liaiimta lilrl Oa« Mllllou Dollar*—Sha limped HItu In Dlatraaa. Hiawatha, Kas., Nov. 9.—A letter written to a local paper states that an old man who recently died at Seattle, Wash., left an estate worth $1,000,000 to Lizzie Boyce of this county because she had shown him a kindness when he was in sore need years ago. He did not konw the girl’s address, and requested the writer to discover it if possible. The letter was written to the paper in the hope of finding the young woman. Miss Boyce is the 24-year-old daugh ter of Elijah Boyce, a farmer who lives a few miles north of Hiawatha. She took the news of her inheritance very calmly, stating that she would believe it when she saw the money or its equivalent. She says she remembers the old man. or the one she presumes Is referred to in the letter, very well. “About seven years ago in the fall,” she says, “an old man and woman, traveling in a wagon, stopped near our house. I went out to see them, and found the old man moaning by the side of his wagon. He was quite ill, and 1 doctored him the best I could, gave him nourishing food and nursed him till he was able to resume his journey. He thanked me pro fusely on parting, and took my name, saying I should hear from him some day.” DOUKHOBORG GUARDED. Extra Number of Mounted Police Will B# Necenaary to Get Them Hoire Winnepeg, Man., Nov. 9.—Another chapter in the history of the Doukho bors’ pilgrimage to convert the world has been closed but with the ending “to be continued.” The Doukhobors were taken by special train from Min nedosa to Yorkton last night, and were today kept in the cars, closely guarded by mounted police. Although victorious at Minnedosa it is a ques tion to be decided if the government will not be defeated in their final ef fort to get the Doukhobors back to their village, for which they start to morrow. If the flghgt to move them 100 yards from the Minnedosa rink to the train is any example of what the gov ernment will have to contend with to move the Doukhobors 100 miles to their villages, which are that distance from V orlrton nn pAwnft nP nn lice will be required. KILLED BY A DRUNKEN MAN. Flacky Town Marshal Mortally Wounds His Assailant liefors Dying. Independence, Ky., Nov. 8.—Nicho las Hopperton, town marshal of this place, was shot and killed this after noon by William Rice, a farmer who lives at White's Tower, but the mar shal badly wounded Rice. Rice had ridden to town intoxicated and carry ing a shotgun. The marshal arrested him and disarmed him, but subse quently gave him his gun as he was about to leave town. In a few min utes Rice returned and dared the mar shal to arrest him. The marshal ad vanced to disarm him again, when Rice fired and the marshal fell mor tally wounded. He rose, however, and fired three shots at Rice, each shot striking. Hopperton died in a few minutes. Rice’s wounds are said to be mortal. OFFICIAL INVESTIGTION Of Recent Political Outrages la Porto Rico* Madison, Wis., Nov. 9.— Senator John C. Spooner has decided to call President Rosevelt’e attention to the reports of political irregularities, or outrages, in the island of Porto Rico, and will probably ask that an inves tigation be made. Senator Spooner left for Washington last night, having been called there by the president for a conference. The senator will bring the Porto Rican subject to the atten tion of the president early this week. MOB THWARTED BY CHIEF. Assembled at Mobile Jail to Lynch Negro W bo Assaulted Little Girl. Mobile, Ala., Nov. 9.—A mob gath ered about the central police station tonight with the intention of lynching Lewis Wyatt, a negro, who today as saulted Maria Constance, a little white girl of 6 years. The child’s father headed the mob. The chief of police assured the crowd that the ’negro would be punished, but told then they must let the law take its course^. ^_. _ wM B| Oklahoma went republican at the recent election. Order is being restored in Co lombia, and the revolution is prac tically at an end. • Robbers who blew open the vault of the Bank of Greenwood at Green wood, Wis., secured $11,000. The director of the mint places the amount of gold mined in Alas ka the past ten months at $18,770, 075. Ralph Espy, a young college stu dent of Chicago, has become insane, the result of a kick received in a game of football. Bar silver was sold in London last week at 23 ,3-1(5 cents per ounce, the lowest price in the his tory of the metal. Bert Casey and Jim Sims, two notorious outlaws, were shot and killed in a battle with officers in Woods county; Oklahoma, A convention of delegates from river towns throughout the Missis sippi valley has been called to meet at Quincy, 111., November 14. Gen. Fred Grant recently ap A) »i4a<1 aa*\> 4 h J « « .. _1 j >v_*. •* vv. v* vwuiiuauuvi w x LIIV/ UtjlUl V ment of Texas, with headquarters at San Antonio, has assumed com mand. Considerate trouble is being ex perienced at New Orleans in en forcing the new state law requiring separate coaches for whites and blacks. A negro named Sam Harris was shot to death at Salem, Ala., by a mob of 250 people. He was iden tified bv Miss Meadows as the mur derer of her mother, the daughter also being assaulted and badly wounded, the weapon used being an axe. The admission of Oklahoma, Ar izona and New Mexico to state hood will be one of the first ques tions considered by the senate when congress meets in December. A committee from the senate will shortly visit the penitentiaries to view the conditions. Several American school teachers and a number of natives favorable to American rule, have recently been murdered in Central Negros, Phil ippine islands. The American troops find but little organized op position, but the murderers adopt the tactics of an assassin, and thfir victims are generally caught una wares. In its annual report the civil ser vice commission urges that congress provide for the reclassification of the entire department service. The commission says that until such re classification is made it does not feel justified in attempting to en force any uniform system of regu lations for promotions. It urges that each department adopt a sys tem of promotions of its own. It is reported that the Frisco has purchased the St. Louis and Gulf railroad. This w ill give the# Frisco a Memphis outlet for their new pur chase, the Chicago and Eastern Illi nois railroad, which has its termi nolo oornoo flin riirnr of rriiolmc TU St. Louis and Gulf was formerly known as the Houck system, con sisting of 233 miles in three divis ions. The highest per capita of money in circulation in the United States was reached on November 1, when the amount was $29.36. The fig ures for October 1 were $28.63, and the lowest for recent years $25.93 on March 1, 1900. The total stock of money of all kinds in the Unit ed States November 1 was $2,627, 963,267, which was an increase of $30,868,332 during the month, and the amount in actual circulation on that date was $2,336,111,992, being an increase of $60,325,331 for the month, and of $89,811,350 compar ed with the same date last year. Col. J. F. Holden, general traffic manager of the Choctaw, has been appointed assistant freight traffic manager of the Rock Island system, with headquarters in Chicago. Gerhardt Burchler, a German farmer near Columbus, Neb., was murdered by his 14-year-old boy, who then dragged the body to a haystack and set it on fire. The boy admits the crime, and says he killed his father because he mistreated him. The French chamber of deputies, by a.vote of 278 to 235, invalidated the election of Count Boni Castel lane as a mepiber of the body, on the ground that he spent money too lavishly in his canvass. In the recent election the city of St. Loiys, giving the entire demo cratic ticket, a majority is consid ered a victory for Ed Butler, the millionaire politician under indict ment in connection with municipal boodliug. The St. Louis world’s fair com mission has been officially notified of Germany’s intention to make an exhibit. After a thorough test by the French navy of the Siene subma rine boat, they have been declared a failure. A delegation of British trades unionists has arrived in this coun try to make observations on trade and labor conditions. Joseph Farrow and Marion Dun, white, fought a pistol duel at Gran din, Mo., and both men were killed, each being shot four times. The Yaqui Indians of Mexico have lately committed numerous murders in the state of Sonora, their victims being ranchmen. The next legislature of Mary land, which will be democratic, will elect Arthur F. Gorman United States senator to succeed Senator Wellington, a republican. Edmund Bersch, a former mem ber of the St. Louis house of dele gates, was found guilty of perjury ! on his testimony before the grand jury as to the $75,000 boodle fund raised to secure the passage of the suburban franchise bill, and given five years in the penitentiary. II. 0. Randall, a real estate deal er of Carthage, Mo., was shot by his wifn am! instnntlv billnrl ATre. Randall was sued for divorce sev eral days ago and when they met in 1 a lawyer’s office a quarrel ensued. Randall drew a knife.and attempt ed to stab his wife, when she shot him live times. Clasped in each other's arms, ly ing on the floor of the pastor’s study in the German Baptist church at Omaha, Xeb., the janitor discov ered the dead bodies of Rev. \Y. C. Rale, pastor, and Miss Augusta, Busch, his secretary. Death was caused by asphyxiation, two jets be ing found open. A. C. Mason, a young million aire of Bost. . has been arrested on the charge of having committed sev eral murders within the past year. Mason, whose father made millons in the manufacture of pi anos, was recently released from an insane asylum. His latest alleged victim was a young lady. Pleasant Spradling, of near Inez, Ky., brutally murdered his 4-year old son by beating and kicking him to death. Spradling, with the boy and two daughters, were herding sheep, and he murdered the lad be cause he could not keep up with the flock. The girls told of the crime and the brutal father was at once indicted and convicted. A circuit court jury at Grand Rapids, Mich., brought in a verdict of $2,500 for Mrs. Mary J. Lewis against the Modern Woodmen of America. Mrs. Lewis sued for $50, 000 damages for injuries alleged to have been received by her husband, while being initiated into the order last winter. As a result of these injuries, it is alleged, necrosis set in, which caused death. A report issued by the census bu~ reau places the quantity of the present crop of cotton which had been ginned up to the 18th of Octo ber at 5,925,872 commercial bales, which is estimated to be a little more than sixty per cent of the en tire crop. These figures were col lected bv the agents of the bureau and 29,314 ginneries are represent ed by the returns. The following figures represent the amount gin ned in each state by bales: Ala bama 583,583, Arkansas 360,800, Florida 29,779, Georgia 906,949, Indian Territory 210,019, Ken tucky 284, Louisiana 369,408, Mis sissippi 559,126, Missouri 14,963, North Carolina 303,029, Oklahoma 84,699, South Carolina 601,431. Tennessee 121,180, Texas 1,781, 797, Virginia 5,625. George Pugh Vest, son of Sena tor Vest, of Missouri was found dead in his room at a Washington hotel. His death was due to acute congestion of the lungs. It seems there will be no com promise of the difference existing between the Memphis baseball club and the Southern League Associa tion, as Manager Frank, of the Memphis club, says he will concede nothing. Memphis will probably have two clubs next season. The Odendahl Company, of New Orleans, one of the largest export ing grain firms in the United States, has failed, owing to forger ies by an officer amounting to over $150,000. An unknown negro, wfio confess ed to murdering a farmer named Jackson near Sardis, Miss., was burned at the stake by a mob of four thousand persons. In his con fession the negro implicated twf white men in the murder. CAR AND WAGON COLLIDE. Eight People, Were Injured, and Crowd Attempted to Lynch Conductor and Motormnu. St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 9.—A wagon containing twelve persons was run into by a street car at the corner of Jeffer son avenue and Howard street tonight, and eight people were injured. The crowd attracted made an attempt to lynch the motorman and car conduc tor, but the police interfered. The wagon was turned over by the collision and the occupants thrown in every direction. Loretto Sefton, a 10-year-old girl, was injured internally, and was taken to a hospital. The others received severe bruises, but were able to go to their homes. A crowd soon collected around the crushed wagon, and some one shouted, “Lynch them.” Instantly a rush was made for the conductor and motorman. Several, policemen rushed to the res cue, and by threats to shoot kept the crowd back until a patrol wagon could be called. The car *men were then taken to the police station for protec tion. will hunTtIjear. President Roosevelt to Sesrrh for the Orlzztr in Ills Hlsaisilppl Lair. Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 9.—According to present schedule President Roose velt will leave Washington next Tues day, passing through Louisville Wednesday night, where a reception will be tendered him. That same night he will leave for Greenville, Miss., from which place he will ge out into the bottoms of Washington coun ty, and will hunt the festive bear in his native wilderness. Great secrecy has been thrown around this feature of President Roosevelt’s trip, but it can be authoritatively stated that the week of his time between the date he leaves Waehington and the time he ar rives in Memphis will be spent in that locality. TROUBLE IN KENTUCKY MINES John Mitchell Called to the Coal Fields, and Another Strike Imminent. Bowling Green, Ky., Nov. 9.—An other strike of 8.000 miners employed in Hopkins, Muhlenburg and Webster counties, is said to be likely. This section has been the scene of labor agi tation for the better part of three years. Eighteen coal mines have bit terly resisted the demands of the un ion men and are still running as non union mines, though the fight, in ad dition to the money it cost operators and miners, has resulted in bloodshed and on several occasions has required the presence of the militia. President John Mitchell of the Unit ed Mine Workers has been called to the W'estern Kentucky field, and it is believed an efTort will be made to re new the fight. The time is propitious, as all the mines are crowded to their fullest capacity with orders. CRISIS IN SPAIN. Recent Attacks ou Government Force Cabinet to Place Resignations With Sagasta. Madrid, Nov. 9.—As a result of pro longed cabinet council, which was held to discuss the recent attacks made up on the government by the leaders of the opposition, an official note, issued today, says the ministers are ready to place their portfolios at the dis posal of Premier Sagasta, if this step is necessary, and that they have unan imously decided to give the premier full powers to act as he sees best in the interests of the country and his party. Premier Sagasta is to have an au dience with King Alfonso tomorrow at noon. It is believed that a crisis and the reconstruction of the ministry are imminent. Harry Allemang Shot. Pomeroy, O., Nov. 9.—Harry Alle mang, who pitched for Little Rock in tho SJmithprn T.pnfnio laet uoaenn n*aa shot and mortally wounded at Mason, Va., his home, early today. Allemang had been out with friends, and was returning home, when he found bur glars at work in the postoffice. A sentry on the outside ordered Alle mang to halt. No attention was paid to the command, and the sentry fired on Allemang, the bullet entering his back and lodging in the left lung. Horrible Dmth. Lexington, Ky., Nov. 9.—Ernest Armstrong, a brakeman, met a horri ble death in the yards here today. In descending from a moving freight car, he fell astride the rail. The car wheels divided his body from the chin down, half rolling from the track, and the other half was mangled to pieces. Nebraska Blizzard. Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 9.—The western half of Nebraska is experiencing its first severe storm of the season to night, assuming in places the propor tions of a blizzard from the Northwest. Snow is falling, and at Beaver City, Furnas county, there has been a drop of temperature of 40 degrees since noon today. BULL FIGHTING BEGINS. Parrao, One of the Matadors, W»i Seri ously Horned and May Die. Mexico City, Nov. 9.—The winter bull fighting season opened this after noon, the first fight being attended by a large crowd, including many Ameri cans. The sensation of the spectacle was the horning of Parrao, one of the matadors, by the third bull. Parrao received a deep wound in the abdomen, and may die. The fight was not in terrupted. Ten horses were disem boweled. Fatally Stung by Bee*. Cumberland, Md., Nov. 9.—Two chil dren belonging to a farmer named Hines, living along Fifteen Mile Creek, were both perhaps fatally stung by honey bees today. The bees were driven from their hives by worms and swarmed, settling on-a bush in the garden where the children were playing. Discovering the knotted bunches of bees, one of the children shook the limb. Instantly they were literally covered with the insects and before their crle-j attracted attention they were almost stung to death. • -— 9 M: News • - -—-1&.-—--—o KnttIrflaKH of MlRHlHSlppl. The director of the department of archives and history is collecting data relative to the historic battle llags of Mississippi. It is k*nown that many of the bullet-pierced and blood-stained banners of the Confed eracy have bene sacredly preserved by the patriotic people of Mississip pi, and detailed information about them is desired. It is an interest ing historical fact that six flags have waved over Mississippi at different times, representing the sovereignty of six governments. The director is •anxious to know if there is in exist ence a flag of the State of Mississip pi which was adopted by the seces sion convention of 18.61. In order ihat such a flag may be identified the following description is given: White ground, the magnolia tree in the center, a blue field in the upper left hand corner with a white star in the center; the flag to be sur rounded with a red border and red fringe at the extremity. This is the standard known as the “bonnie blue'* flag, and the director is particularly anxious to know if it or any copies ar» in pvistpnpp Up would annrp eiate any information along the line* indicated. Tax liouib In Warren County. AYirt Adams, State revenue agent, has exploded another bomb in AVar ren county, this time hitting certain legal lirniB who are assessed as agents or trustees or guardians of other people’s money and property. The sheriff has filed with the board cf supervisors assessment slips against ten different attorneys, ag gregating $'217,000 as solvent cred its, money loaned and money in hand. This represents trust funds for which these attorneys have been agents for periods since 1894. The ParciitHiin Cuae. The board of control lias decided the Parchman case. It found that neither of the charges against the warden was sustained and no devel opment justified his discharge. The board found his explanation of why he cashed the Me Junes draft for $91.30 at Aberdeen satisfactory and accepted the proof offered as to the final disposition of the money in the two mule trades and the purchase of Winchester rifies for the new State farm. New Enterprise. Greenville is to have another new enterprise, the Delta Manufacturing Company, the capital stock of which is fixed at $100,000. The purposes as set forth in the charter of the company are for the conducting of a manufactory of carbonated waters, candies, coffee, teas, groceries and druggists’ sundries, or any article of merchandise not enumerated here, which they may desire to manufac ture and sell in wholesale or retail quantities at Greenville. Agaimt Ubar Agent.. A large and enthusiastic number of the most prominent farmers and best citizens of the town and coun ty held a meeeting at Macon last week to devise some plans to stop “labor agents” who for the last few months have been enticing hands to leave the farms of Noxubee county. Coal Oil Inspector. There has been no end of com plaint about the quality of coal oil being sold at Water Yallev for the past few months, and the board of mayor and aldermen provided a rem edy by creating the office and pre scribing duties for a coal oil inspect or, and an inspector of weights and measures. Pint la Fifty Pears. For the first time in fifty years, a Lawrence county jury sentenced a man to death. Loyd Hogan, a negro, is the convicted party, and he was tried on the charge of mur dering another negro, Robt. Dobbs, in a railroad camp near Blountville. A Rare Mortagage. One of the most peculiar mort gages ever recorded in Mississippi was unearthed a few days since in Pike county by Deputy State Reve nue Agent L. F. Chiles, who has just finished a search for solvent credits in that county. The mortgage was given on a fiddle and a dog, and the amount of the loan was not men tioned in the instrument, the stereo typed “for value received” being in corporated. Hoaaton Hanged. The negro, Jim Houston, who was convicted on the charge of willful murder at the last term of circuit court at Belen, was hanged last week in accordance with sentence of the court. The hanging was witnessed by the largest crowd ever assembled in Belen. After ascending the scaf fold Houston made a short talk, ac knowledging his guilt and the jus I tice of punishment. Order* of Knllroad ConimtsMon. The new railroad commission at its meeting last week ordered the erection of a new union depot at Corinth, same to be completed with in the next six months. An order was also passed requiring the South ern railroad to erect a suitable depot at Baird. A rate on shingles and laths was established conforming t< the present rate on lumber insti tuted some time sice by the commis sion. In the matter of the freight rate complaint from Hattiesburg an order was passed fixing a rate of 7 cents per hundred on grain and grain products from Vicksburg. The Gulf & Ship Island railroad was cited to furnish a copy of the freight classification referred to in section 19 of its charter as fixing the classes of articles and the limits in which the company is exempt from the supervision of the commission. Amendments Defeated. Secretary of State Power has re ceived the election returns from for ty-three of the seventy-five counties in Mississippi. The returns show the congressional vote to be even smaller than the lowest estimates, and it is now doubtful if it goes in excess of 20,000, which is the small est that has been recorded in Missis sippi since the war. Over one-half of the counties have reported, and the total vote from those in hand is only 11,632. The three amend ments continue to run behind the congressional vote, and there is no question whatever as to their defeat. Opening: Rich Section. The right of way has been secured and is now being prepared for the construction of a narrow gauge rail road between McComb City, l’ike county, and Liberty, Amite county. It is believed that the new line will be complete aud trains running with in the next six or eight months. Lib erty is the county seat of Amite and one of the oldest towns in the State, aud the construction of the new line will bring within the touch of rail roads a very fine farming section. Biff Ft«!d of Sorghum. A. L. Taliaferro, living near Wa ter Valley, planted one-quarter of an acre in sorghum cane this year. On August 15 he cut the first crop, from which ho made fifteen gallons of mo lasses. From the stubble a second crop sprang, and on October 27 he cut and made thirty-five gallons of molasses. This is considered a splendid yield from so small a piece of ground, and shows the possibili ties of that crop if properly cared for and cultivated in North Missis sippi- _ Whip Island Branch. Surveyors have been out making a preliminary inspection of the route for the new Gulf and Ship Island uraiicn iium jueiiuemiau to Colum bia, and have returned. Tlie people of Simpson county are highly elated at the prospect of another road through that section and expect land values to take a considerable jump as a consequence. Railroad Privilege Taxes. The privilege taxes for the rail roads operating in the State are now being made out in the auditor's of fice and will be sept out in a few days. The total privilege taxes to be paid by these corporations for 1902 will amount to $43,980, an in crease of nearly $4,000 as compared with previous years. . — 1 ■■ i Desperate Cenvlct Captnred. James Langford, a desperate con vict who recently escaped from the State penitentiary, was caputred at Tiptonville, Tenn., last week and re turned to prison. Wen. 8. D. Lee In Oil. The faculty of the A. and M. Col lege will present a picture of Gen. S. D. JiCe to the department of his tory and archives to adoru the hall of the Mississippi Confederate gen erals. To Work Roads. The board of suprevisors of Oktib beha county has let 120 miles of the public roads of the county to be worked by contract. Council of Red Men. A local council, Improved Order of Red Men, was organized at Natch ez last week. There are fifty mem bers on the charter, all being prom inent citizen* of Natchez. Col. E. G. DeLap is the sachem of the coun cil. Execution Will Be Private. The board of supervisors of Yalo busha county ordered that the ne groes, Peter Harris and Ransom Griffin, whose executions are set for November 18, shall be privately hanged in the jail yard at Coffee ville. Parch man's Payments. Warden Parehman last week paid rinto the State treasury the sum of $38,000, proceeds of a recent sale of cotton.