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THE TUPELO JOURNAL
PUBLISHED WEEKLY. TUPELO. : : MTSS1SSIPPL \ .■Janmur.^-—' ---- There were no deaths from the plague at Mazatlan, on the 18th. Pope Leo XIII. celebrated the twen ty-fifth anniversary of his elevation to the papacy on the 20th. Judge Benjamin, author of a his tory of old Port Massac, died at Me tropolis, 111., on the 19th, of heart paralysis. The White Star liner Cedric, the largest vessel in the world, arrived at New York, on the 20th, on her muide;. trip across the Atlantic. Miss Alice Roosevelt occupied a box specially i ecorated for her at the ball of the Atlantean society, in -<ew Or leans, on the night of the 17th. —------■ At Columbia. S. C.. on the 19tli, the court refused the application for bail made by former Lieut.-Gov. lillman, charged with killing Editor Gonzales. The Kearsarge, Illinois, Iowa a d Massachusetts, of the North Atlan.ic squadron, arrived at Galveston, lex., on the 18th. and will there be joined by the new Maine. Charles T. Russell, chairman of the Massachusetts civil service commis sion, and brother of the late go\ ernor, died suddenly of apoplexy, at Boston, on the 17th. Andrew Carnegie, on the 20th, add ed $125,000 to the endowment fund of the Carnegie laboratory of engineer ing at the .vevens institute of tein no logy, m ^ow 'orK* Tlie president sent to tlie senate, on tlie 17th, the name of James K. War field of Ohio, to be commissioner of corporations in the department of commerce and labor._ The West Virginia legislature, on the 17th. selected Miss Catharine White, daughter of the governor, to christen the armored cruiser M esi \ irginia, to lie launched in April. The Indiana legislature, on the 19th. decided on the selection of (ieorge Rogers Clark for the honor oi 1 lie second Indiana statue in statuary J nil in the capitol at Washington. Wimam J. Bryan was in Washing ton, on the 20th, and called on old friends anil acquaintances in tlie 1'nuse of representatives, many of whom he hail served with ill con gress-. _ The president, on the 19th. sent to the senate the nomination of Judge William R. Day, of Ohio, to be justice of the supreme court of the United States, in place of Justice Sliiras, re signed. A meeting of the employes of the Chicago City Railway Co., on the 19tli, averted the threatened strike by vot ing to submit the differences between the union and the company to arbi tration. Associate. Justice Shiras of the United States supreme courf tendered his resignation to the president, on the 18th. to take effect February LI. Hon. .. illiam R. Day, of Ohio, will be appointed his successor. Commander-in-Chief Stewart of the (I. A. R. was given a public recepti n in Chicago, on the 17th, on liis way ,o San Francisco to make arrangements for the annual encampment to . e held there this summer. Clarence S. Harrow, of. Chicago, elected to the Illinois legislature last November, but who had been engaged as counsel for the miners before the strike commission, took liis seat at Springfield, on the 18th. The mail pouch, with contents val ued at $50,000, lost from a Pennsyl vania train between Louisville and Chicago a short time ago, was found in Cincinnati, on the 17th, but how it got there is puzzling postal officials. The steamer Olive, which plies be tween Franklin, Va„ and Edenton, N. C.. was struck by a tornado on the i ght of the 10th, and sunk in the Chowan river. Seventeen persons are known to have been drowned, and the casualties may reach 25. It is rumored, at The Hague, that Mr. Andrew Carnegie is negotiating with a financial institution to pur chase the estate there that was 1 fcfrmerly the property of the grand ducal family of Saxe-Weimer, with the view to erecting a “palace of peace.” Fire destroyed the Clifton hotel, at Cedar Rapids, la., early on the morn- , ing of the 20th. cremated nine of the guests and caused injuries to 42 per sons, who were either scorched by the flames or forced to jump to the frozen street from second and third-story windows. -m- ■ - -.— The colored people of St. Joseph. Mo., at a meeting, on the 19th, called 1o protest against the Jim Crow bill . now before the legislature, adopted resolutions asking the president and congress to withdraw tj.e $5.000,(00 voted to the World’s fair in the event, the bill passes. -• Letters have been received by the S* Louis World’s fair authorities Uirougli Secretary of State Hay, from Morocco, stating that the sultan would appoint a commissioner at once. Morocco has apppropriated : $100,000 for the exposition, half of 1 which is now available. The pope’s jubilee, or the twenty- 3 fifth anniversary of his election, was 1 ushered in, on the 20th, by a high ' mass'in the basilica, celebrated by Cardinal Rampolla. Later the pontiff received the cardinals and other dig- : nitaries, who presented him with a 1 gold tiara, valued at $25,000. - Photographs and Bertillcn measure- i ments received at St. Louis, on the i 19th. from England, fully establish j the identity of “Lieut-Col. F. Seymour ] Barrington” and Barton, alias Bur ,goyne, the English crook. When con- i fronted with the proof “Barrington’ < no longer denied his identity. 1 NEWS AND NOTES. A Summary of Important Events. FIFTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS. (Second Session.) In the semue, on the liatl, there wus no debate on the statehood bill. The Indian appropriation bill and the Philippine cur rency bln were both passed. Mr. Vest called attention to a point ot order which he made against one of the provisions of the Indian appropriation bill, on the ground that it was new legislation. He said the senate had passed the Philip pine government bill as a rider to the army appropriation bill, and yet ruled other appropriations out. All rules were violated, he said, when a majority was in favor of any measure. Mr. Morgan spoke on a question of personal privi lege, and complained that there was a betrayal of the senate In the matter of what transpired at executive sessions. .The house disposed of a number of bills, the most Important measure passed being the senate bill to amend the rail way safety appliance law. A special or der was adopted which practically will make the Fowler currency bill a continu ing order for the remainder of the ses sion. In the senate, on the 17th. the confer ence report on the army appropriation bill was agreed to. Discussion of the statehood bill was resumed, Mr. Depew continuing his remarks in opposition to it. Toward the end of the session Mr. Teller declared that himself and the coun try had been insulted by some of Mr. Depew's references to the unequal repre sentation in the senate. At 4:05 p. m. the senate adjourned.The house began consideration of the naval appropriation bill under the operation of a rule which made the new legislation relative to the increase of the personnel of the navy and for the increase of the naval academy in order. The general debate on the bill was without special feature. The paragraph In the bill providing for $250,000 for a naval station on the great lakes was stricken out on a point of order. Mr. I,ittlefie!d and Mr. Sulzer had quite a clash before the naval bill was taken up, the former charging the latter with hav ing perverted the record. In the senate, on the ISth, there was a lively debate over Senator Quay's reso lution declaring it to be the sense of the senate that there should be a vote on the statehood bill before the adjournment of congress. To this proposition Senator McComas reoffered Mr. Piatt's cloture resolution, Introduced two years ago, which was pending when the senate went into executive session. The debate was very general, and brought out the fact that the senate was strongly opposed to cloture in any form.The house, by a majority of 2 to 1, rejected the confer ence report on the army appropriation bill because of its provisions for the re tirement of civil war officers at an ad vancen grade and permitting omcers to deposit money with the government at three per cent, interest, and sent the bill back to conference. The remainder of the day was devoted to the naval bill, on which but little progress was made. In the senate, on the 19th, only an hour and 20 minutes was spent in open session, and this time was devoted to routine business and passing bills of no general Importance. Senator Battey secured con sideration of the Sabine Pass port bill, which has been the subject of considera ble controversy, but a vote was not reached.The house, after a protracted session, passed the naval appropriation bill. A great many amendments were of fered to the provisions relating to the in crease of the personnel and the authori zation of new ships to be built, the most important amendment adopted being one to authorize the secretary of the navy in his discretion to purchase or contract for submarine torpedo boats after investi gation of their merits, and appropriating $500,000 for that purpose. As passed the bill provides for three new battleships and an armored cruiser, two steel train ing ships and one wooden brig for train ing purposes, in addition to the sub marine boats dlscretionully authorized. In the senate, on the 20th, the entire day was spent in executive session con sidering the Panama canal treaty, and at 5:30 p. m. a recess was taken until the 21st, at 11 o'clock. No vote was taken on any of the amendments which have been prepared by Senator Morgan. The house passed the fortifications ap propriation bill, adopted the conference reports on the bill for the protection of the president and on the legislative, ex ecutive and judicial appropriation bill, and then spent about three hours wrangling over the Fowler currency bill. When the house was ready for action on the bill the democrats began to filibuster, Mr. Bartlett (Ga.) declaring it was use less to waste time on a measure which it was not intended should become a law. The house finally got into committee of the whole to consider the bill, but ad journed on account of the lateness of the hour. PERSONAL AND GENERAL. Leaving a letter to his mother say ing he was insane, Orlo (1. Pepper, a dental student, committed suicide by shooting, at Ann Arbor, Mich., on the 18th. The German cruiser Panther song.*i permission to enter Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela, on the 18th, but tlie com mandant of Fort San Carlos said that orders from President Castro were necessary before he could comi y with the request. Foreign residents of Caracas think the Germans are hunting for more trouble. Chief Justice Fuller administered Hie oath of omco, on the 18th, to lion, [ieorge B. Cortelyou as secretary of commerce and labor, and to William Loeb, Jr., as secretary to the presi dent. A. N. Stinson and his son were as phyxiated in their home at Shawnee, Jkla., on the 19th, by the fumes of a stove. Westleitrh eollece. Pori Richmond. itaten island, was destroyed l>v fir.', m the 19th. A passenger on an Oklahoma rail road train counted*100 head of dead rattle lying beside tto track, on the 191 li, the results of tjne late blizzard. Claude De Lorraine, chief engineer >f the Monitor when she fought the Merrimac, and his son Edward, were found dead from asphyxiation at [heir home in Brooklyn, on the 19ta. A railroad train crashed into a rolley car crowded with children on heir way to school at Newark, N. „., >n the 19th, killing twelve of them tnd injuring many more. The Fountain Square theater, at Springfield, O., was destroyed by fire, >n the 19th. and three men were idled by being buried under the fall ng walls. President Mitchell of the Ini ted dine Workers, on the 19th, canceled m engagement lie had made to c e iver 20 lectures in the Chantauqua •ourse at v-00 each. The body of an unknown man was 'ound frozen to death and standing ipright against a barb wire fence, icar Joliet, 111., on the 19th. By the explosion of a magazine at Port Lafayette, New York harbor, on he 19tli, four men were killed and seven -others seriously hurt. The strike in the Cocheco cotton nills at Dover, N. H., in which 2, >00 operatives were involved, was set ;led, on the 19tli. An entire block of buildings in ilarion, 111., was destroyed by fire, on he night of the 19th, causing a loss >f $200,000. .larr.es- Dignan, a railroad eontrac :or, was killed by falling down r. light shaft from the third story window >f a hotel in Spokane, Wash., on the !0th. A. H. Patek, a constable, fatally shot one man and seriously wounded mother in an auction house in Chica go, where he had gone for the pur ose of making a seizure, on the 20th. An Illinois Central passenger train •ollided with a freight at Galena, 111., ,n the 20tli, resulting in the death of ,hree persons. FHE REBELS NEAR CARACAS. The Venezuelan Revolutionary Army In Force Twenty Miles South of Curaeas. Caracas, Feb. 21.—A revolutionary army, estimated at 2,800 men, has reached a point- about twenty miles south of Caracas. The revolutionists and the government troops both oc cupy strong positions. The revolution organized by Gen Mat os during the course of the block ade of the Venezuelan coast by the allied warships was reorganized and three armies formed. One, under the command of Antonio Fernandez, num bering 1,800 men, was routed near Calabozo, .in the province of Miranda, several days ago, and its chief is now fleeing in the direction of the river Apure. The second army, led by Generals Mantilla and Solagnie, 1,200 strong, was defeated last Wednesday near Urachiche. The third army, commanded bv Generals Bolando, Penaloza and Vida1 which was expecting to meet the firs; two armies, arrived Thursday, 1 way of Santa Lucia and Guareans, at a point about ten miles from Pet a _, which is situated ten miles southeast of Caracas, after having lost ) men from desertion en route. The strength of the third army is estimated at 2,300 men. It has taken up a strong position, and the troops sent against it by the government are also strongly placed. The revolutionary army is not be lieve 1 to be strong enough to attack, and if a few days are allowed to eiaspe without the rebels taking the offensive against President Castro, who since the conclusion of the block ade has been receiving reinforce ments, it is regarded as certain that they will be defeated. A VEMSZl'KI.AX PROTEST. A Complain* tlint the Allies Have Aot Returned Captured Ships. Caracas, Feb. 21.—The morning pa pers here publish a protest directed to Venezuela, the United States and tile European nations, as follows: “In order that the public may know how Germany, Great Britain and Italy execute their agreements, we call attention to the grave fact that up to to-day (February 20) the ships taken by the three powers have not been delivered to the government of Venezuela, as stipulated in the pro tocols.” Yote from German Commodore. Caracas, Feb. 21.—The German com modore has notified the authorities at Puerto Cs.hello that the Venezuelan gur.boat llestaurador, which was cap tured by the Germans, will be re turned to Venezuela on Monday, Feb ruary 2a, t three o clock in the after noon, “and not before.” WORLD’S LARGEST VESSEL. The -Yew White Star Liner Cedric Arrive* In Yew York from Her Malden Trl]>. New York, Feb. 21.—The new White Star liner Cedric, the largest vessel in the world, arrived from Liverpool and Queenstown, Friday, after her maiden trans-Atlantic voyage. The passage from Daunts rock to this port was made in 8 days 8 hours an 1(> minutes. She brought 742 passen gers, of which 430 were steerage. The external dimensions of the Cedric are identical with thosfe of her sister ship the Celtic, of the same line, but by reason of structural differences o provide increased passenger accommo dations, the gross tonnage of the fi r mer vessel has been slightly exceeded. With the advent of the Cedric tne White Star line, possesses the world's two largest vessels. MAJ.-GEN. DOOLITTLE DEAD. Enlisted nt the Outbreak of the War mid Ho*e to the Hunk of Brigadier General. Toledo, O., Feb. 21.—Maj.-Gen. Charles C. Doolittle is dead at his home here, death ensuing as the re sult of a complication of diseases. He is survived by a widow anil five chil dren, two of whom are professors m the Oberlin conservatory of music aim until iMrr a iiubMuuan in oynu. The deceased enlisted with the Fourth Michigan volunteers at the outbreak of the war, and rose to the rank of brigadier general, command ing a brigade at Nashville. At the close of the war he was regularly breveted major general. MOTHER LEFT THEM ALONE Two Children Burned to Death by an Explosion of \atnrnl Gas in the House. Uhricsville, O., Feb. 21.—Three chil dren of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Ransom, living near Scio, were burned to death, Friday afternoon, in a fire which destroyed their home. The children, all boys, twins aged thi years and one aged two, had been left alone by the mother, who was at a neighbors. An explosion of natural gas is supposed to have caused the fire. The Oldest Living; Legislator. Fredericktowu, iV 15., Feb. 21.—Hon. David Wark, LL. D„ has entered upon the hundredth year of his age, and he claims the distinction of being the oldest living legislator in the world. He is a member of the Canadian sen ate. William E. Tefft. Great Barrington, Mass., Feb. 21.— William E. Tefft, for many years one of the leading dry goods merchants of New York, is dead at his summer home here, after a brief illness, aged 62. Seven Persons Injured. Chicago, Feb. 21.—Seven persons were painfully but not fatally injured, Thursday night, by a collision be tween a crowded electric car and a Chicago & Grand Trunk freight train at the Central Avenue crossing. Old River Man Dead. Pittsburg, Pa., Feb. 21.—Capt. Ja cob Menges, aged 73, who had been steamboat captain and pilot on the Ohio, Mississippi and Monongahela rivers for the past 54 years, died Thursday. .. —I I. Mil ■ . . | k l I Franklin County Problem. Franklin county finds itself in a curious predicament on account of the suit pending between the sheriff and the treasurer of the county. It will be recalled that there has been a dispute between the two officials over a settlement of poll taxes. The sheriff has the receipt of the treas urer for the money and the treasur er contends that the receipt is an error and that the money was never paid over in fact. The case has been in the Supreme Court and was recently sent back for a new trial. In order to have the new trial it seems necessary to issue new writs, and the question now arises who is serve the writs. The sheriff, be ,r a party to the suit, is disquali d to serve them. Under the law the coroner and ranger would be the propr man to serve the writs in such case, but there is no coroner and ranger in the county. The coroner resigned his office many months ago because it did not pay enough to buy postage for the necessary corre spondence, and the board of super visors has never thought it of enough consequence to worry about. Now, however, it will be necessary for the board to order a special elec tion and elect a coroner and ranger to serve the writs in the present Opening of Veterans* Home. It seems likely that the Beauvoir home will not be opened for the vet erans as soon as at first expected. After the purchase was made it was generally understood that the home would be opened at once with the money that the Daughters of the Confederacy have on hand for that purpose, but it is now learned that Commander McKay is not in favor of opening the home until the bal ance of the purchase money is paid. The Daughters are very anxious to have the home opened at once, but the money they have on hand is ex pressly appropriated by resolution to the opening of the home and can not be used for the purchase fund. A Costly Campaign. It is estimated that it will cost the man who is elected governor of Mississippi t|iis year not less than $10,000 in campaign expenses. The gubernatorial candidates are spend ing very little money with the State press, and there is much complaint among the editors, who think that the candidates should publish oili cial announcements in each county. The editors are doomed to disap pointment, not only as concerns the candidates for governor, but aspir ants for other State otlices, for few of the men in the field are finan cially! able to incur this expense. So far as the gubernatorial candi dates are concerned, most of them are fairly well supplied with this world's goods, and the expenses of the campaign will not be a heavy burden. To Retire Hoik!*. At its next meeting the city coun cil of Jackson will have to make ar rangements to retire or refund a bond issue in the sum of $8,400 held by Judge J. A. 1’. Campbell, representing the purchase price of the property on which the central school building is located. The to tal issue of bonds for the central school was $23,400, and the sum of $15,000 is outstanding in addition . 1_1, U .1,1 IV/ 11IV UV/11UV 1IV. 1W 1/ > V bell. The $15,000 issue, however, is not due for five years. It is like ly that the council will arrange for a refund of the $8,400 at 5 per cent. The issue is now drawing G per cent. Kallroad Commission. The railroad commission held its regular semi-monthlv session in Jackson last week, and disposed of a small amount of routine business. The first matter brought up was the petition of the citizens of Meridian for a flat rate of three and one-half cents per hundred from Vicksburg to that place on grain and grain pro ducts. The commission deferred ac tion until the next meeting. The petition for a depot at New Augusta was postponed until the next meet ing. The matter of a joint confer ence with the traffic officials of the various railroads operating in the State for the purpose of arranging a new local rate classification will not be taken up for some time. Go~A!iead Elllsvllle. Ellisville, in Jones county, is one of the most entreprisirig towns in Mississippi. According to the El lisville News, the wide-awake news paper of the town, there is a move ment on to get a cotton factory, and the enterprising citizens have gone about the business in the spirit which means success inevitably. One enterprising citizen makes a tender ®f free fuel and free water to run the mill and will take $20, 000 of the stock. Negro Surrendered. Bill Beard, the negro ferryman at Waverly, came to Columbus last week and surrendered to the officers for killing a negro named Henry Goodall. He and Goodajl became involved in a dispute, and before the dead man could draw a gun, Beard brained him with a single-tree. The dead man’s nephew fled for a shot gun and Beard fled to this city for protection. He was carried to West Point for trial. Stave Timber Scarce. Stave manufacturers in Mississip pi are worried over the rapidly di minishing supply of white oak tim ber, and they are now being forced to haul the logs long distances to railroad points or navigable streams, where they can be shipped to the points of manufacture. The white oak timber along the water courses in the State has been thinned out in many places for distances of more than twenty-five miles from the paths of transportation, and the price of stave timber has been more than doubled during the past few years. Staves which sold at $150 per mill—1,200 staves—ten years ago, are now hard to get at prices ranging form $250 to $325, and the indications are that there will be an 'other sharp advance in prices dur ing the present winter. The supply of white oak is becoming especially scarce in the Pearl river valley, and the demand was never greater than now. Smuggled Tools Into Jail. Lee Armstrong, a mulatto girl, was arrested last week and placed in the county jail at. Hazlehurst on the charge of smuggling tools and as sisting prisoners in their attempt to break out of jail on the night of i-ii mi • . l rt'uiuni \ 4. l lie wunuiii 10 ucrpn infatuated with the condemned ne gro murderer, Antonio Dukes, who is to be executed on May 18, and would have been hanged last week but for Gov. Longino granting him a respite on the ground of Dukes be ing a State witness against the al leged wife murderer, B. V. Boyd, of Crystal Springs. The Armstrong woman has spared no efforts towards clearing the negro and it is claimed that as a last chance she risked her own liberty to furnish Dukes means of escaping from the gallows. Odd Fellow VacancicH. Grand Master John L. Buckley of the Mississippi Grand Lodge, Inde pendent Order of Odd Fellows, has announced the following appoint ments to fill existing vacancies: II. C. Dear of Enterprise, grand chap lain, succeeding Rev. Jambs A. Sharpe, removed from the State; \V. B. Moore of Laurel, district dep uty grand master, to succeed Dr. 1). J. Williams, resigned; Morris Blu menthal of Holly Springs, special district deputy grand master for North Mississippi. Covington coun ty has been changed from district No. 13 to district Xo. 14. Mules far Convict Farms. The work of distribution of the mules purchased by Gov. Longino and the members of the board of control in Kansas City has been completed. The mules were brought South on a special train, via Mem phis, in charge of Mr. Robertson, of Kansas City, and fifty of them were taken to the Sunflower farm, fifty to the Coahoma place, fifty to Bel mont place and twenty delivered to the capital commission in Jackson for use in the grading work at the statehouse grounds. To Start tilans Factories. It is probable that the next few years will bring about the establish ment of a number of large glass fac tories on the gulf coast, thus adding an important branch to the manu facturing industries of the State. Experts state that the finest quality of sand may be found on the small islands in the. Mississippi Sound, particularly Horn Island and Deer Island, and the question of starting glass factories is engaging the at tention of capitalists. Water Supply Short. Ever since the temporary pump was installed on the bluff m the I southern part of Jackson the press ure has been inconstant and in no part of the town has water been se cured in the second story of build ings. while the consumers who get a supply on the first floor consider themselves fortunate. Secured Five Recruits. Lieut. Lay H. Everhart, who has been in Jackson for the purpose of recruiting apprentices for the navy, has succeded in enlisting five young men in Uncle Sam's service, who passed the examination last week. They will be sent to one of the naval training stations on the Atlantic coast before being assigned to sea duty. Fearl River Traffic. The Bell of the Bends, a new steamboat built to plv in the Pearl river trade between Jackson and Carthage, reached Jackson last week. The boat has a capacity of fifteen tons. The vessel will great ly cheapen freight rates to points on the upper river,' carrying flour to Carthage for 50 cents per hundred, which is 55 cents per hundred cheap er than the Carthage merchants can get it by rail from Canton or Kos ciusko. Witness Lindsay Rearrested. Noah Lindsay, who turned State’s evidence against the Attala lynch ers, has been rearrested and placed in the Lexington jail. He was ar rested by Sheriff Love, of Attala county, who believed that he was making arrangements to leave the country. He will be taken to Kos ciusko from Lexington to testify against the eleven others at the March term of the Attala county , court. ( \ TILLMAN MAY NOT GIVE BAIL. ApDllcatlon of James H. Tillman for Re lease on Hall Denied by Chief Jus tice of Mouth Carolina. Columbia, ... C., Feb. 20.—Chief Jus tice Pope, Thursday, refused the ap plication for bail for James II. Till man, who recently shot and killed Ed itor Gonzales here. It was the rule of the court, he said, in such cases .o make no explanation of the reasons governing the decision. “Murder was the taking of human life with malice aforethought,” he said, and "with me oath of office so recent upon his lips, he must do his duty and decline t».e application without prejudice to the case of the defendant.” A multitude of affidavits, covering the case, with an infinity of detail, were presented by the state, and a large number in reply were read .or the defendant. The state presented a number of affidavits from Edgefield people impeaching the testimony of the affiant Holtzbake, and also declar ing that the affiant White was a para lytic past 50 years old. The defense replied with affidavits sustaining the reputation of Holtzbake and the com petency of White. The state present ed affidavits from Kepresentative Lan caster, of Spartanburg, that he saw a pistol in Tillman's pocket on the day preceding the shooting of Editor Gon zales, and another affidavit from a Co lumbia gunsmith that F. H. Dominck, of Newberry, previous to the shooting brought him a magazine of a pistol and that he repaired it. E. J. Watson, of The State newspa per, swore to a conversation with Tillman last summer, in which the latter requested him to tell Gonzales substantially that a continuance of the attacKj would be at his peril. Watson declined to convey the mes sage. C. D. Black, a railroad man, made affidavit that Tillman told him on a train, and again in Augusta, that he vi’oc fiwiVirr L-i 11 flnri'/M ovhihitinnr the magazine pistol. Itobert Latham, Mr. Gonzales’ stenographer, swore to a statement of Mr. Gonzales taken by him when near by death, relating the story of the shooting. Mr. Gonzales declared he had sent Tillman no mes sage and considered the matter end ed. Several well-known citizens of Columbia, who saw the shooting, tes tified that (ionzules made no threat ening motion. Tillman made another affidavit, say ing that Gonzales had been perseeu . ing him ior ten years. He denied the story of a threat told by Watson, and of other threats. In the argument the state empha sized the point, among many others, that the language as to the “white feather’’ did not constitute a threat when coupled with the fact that at no time before had Mr. Gonzales em ployed any violenee toward Col. Till man. FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE. It la l nofllclnllj Reported to Have Broken Out at San I.ula Potonl, Mexico. Washington. Feb. 20.—Secretary Wilson said that the British govern ment had received advices from one of its consuls in Mexico to the effect that foot and mouth disease had broken out at San Luis Potosi, and that the department of agriculture, acting on the British representations, had directed Inspector Shaw, of the bureau of animal industry, to make -i thorough investigation. Dr. Sliaw is now in the neighborhood of the re ported outbreak. Pending his report, the entry of live stock from Mexico has been interdicted. There are no official advices to this government to indicate the presence of the disease on the Mexican border. DEATH FROM ASPHYXIATION. A Anted Man and Ills Son Found Dead at Tliclr Home from Ef fect* of EitcnplnK tin*. New York, Feb. 20.—Claude De Lor raine, who was chief engineer of the Monitor when that vessel fought the Merrimac during the civil war, and his son Edward, aged 24, were found dead from asphyxiation, Thursday, at their home in Brooklyn. Gas escaped through a defective tube connecting a gas stove. Mr. De Lorraine after the war drew the covernment plans for raisine the sunken vessels in Charleston harbor. He was 65 years old, and was at one time chief engineer of the Clyde steamship line. REQUISITION HONORED. Gov. Bntehelder of Xfw Hampshire Honors Requisition for ICx-May or Ames of Minneapolis. Concord, N. H., Feb. 20.—Requisi tion papers in the case of ex-Mayoi Ames of Minneapolis were honored by Gov. Batchelder after a hearing Thursday. It is considered doubtful if the phy sical condition of Mr. Ames will ad mit of an attempt to take him to Minneapolis. He is at the home of his sister at Hancock. x Died After n I.ontr Fast. Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 20.—Charles K. Waite, custodian of the courthouse, died here, Thursday, aged 52 years. He nad eaten nothing for 23 days. In December Waite fell from the bal cony of the courthouse, sustaining in juries about the head, and since then he had refused to eat. Texas Cattleman Falls Dead. Fort Worth, Tex., Feb. 20.-—George B. Loving, who attempted to form the so-called cattle truM, died on tne street here, Thursday. He was wide ly known. Request From Gen. Corbin. Washington, Feb. 20.—Adjt.-Gen. Corbin, who is to be chief marshal of the St. Louis World’s fair dedicatory parade, has written to the governor of every state and territory an invi tation to select a representative mem ber of his personal staff to serve aa aide on his (Gen. Corbin’s; staff. For Exhibit ut St. Louis. New York, Feb. 20.—The chamber of commerce, Thursday, adopted a resolution for a state building and eje* hibit at the St. Louis exposition. / i / ' A Nine Lives Lest in the Burning of the Clifton Hotel at Cedar Rapids la. I _ TWO SCORE INJURE*, POUR FATALLY. The Hr. Started In the llairmcnt and Soon Cat OfT Kncapc l.y Any Other Way than the Windovrn, Whence the Krenried Victim* Jumped to Their VIuIuiIuk. Cedar Iiapids, la., Feb. 21.—Fire early Friday morning destroyed tbe Clifton hotel, cremated nine of the guests and caused injuries to 42 per- , sons, who ’were scorched or forced to jump to the frozen street from see and third-story windows. After an all-day search in the debris four bod ies remain in the ruins of the hotel. The building, which is said to have been a flimsy structure, was crowded with delegates to the State Young Men’s Christian association conven tion and the district convention of the Knights of Pythias. The hotel regis- ' ter was destroyed, thus making it dif ficult to ascertain the number of mi..s ing persons. Forty men have been working in the ruins all day, and will continue to dig for the remains of the burned persons ail night. The property loss is $69,000. The dead: W. A. Mowery, Whatcheer, la. E. C. Young, ..iinneapolis, Minn. Two unidentified men. bodies reeov Five bodies still in debris. Lint of the Injured. Vina Burns, head waitress; jumped from third story; fatally. L. C. Burnett, Nebraska City, Neb.; fntnllv hiirnpfl. Sinda Williams, waitress; face bad ly burned; leg injured. Lizzie Kelley, waitress. F. C. Outing, Centre F’oint; left arm sprained; hands burned. Emma Smith, waitress. H. W. Bremer, Lyons, la. F. R. Moore, Chicago. Beatrice Netolicky, Schueyville, la. J. U. Winniger, Waterloo; face burned and right wrist sprained. J. E. Anderson, Chicago; back strained. A. S. Farrow, Boone, la. F. G. Gardiner, Woodburn. 1). F. Taylor, iJ .venport; head in jured, elbow fractured, hip injured and body burned. Louis Thompson, Cedar Rapins; badly burned. A. M. Larsen. Oelwein; foot bruised and lungs burned. C. W. Roberts, Cedar Rapids. L. O. Vernon, Delta, la.; cut and right side burned. May Reel, waitress; badly burned. M. P. Hoover, Tama, la. F\ .1. Daly, Canton, 111. J. A. Eylar, Davenport; slightly hurt. C. L. Benedict; body burned. 1). P. Pawes, Decorah, Ta. F. O. liedmon, mail clerk, Tama, la. Ed Templeton, Montieello, la. George Taggart, St. Paul; hands and face burned. Jim Lewis, colored porter: slight. John W. Lewis, Ottumwa; bruised; not. seriously. J. M. Dunbar, Montieello. Dr. S. C. Grove, Cedar Rapids; ter ribly burned while hanging to fire escape; probably fatal. P. E. Strickland, Clinton, la.,jumped from third-story window; leg broken and injured internally; probably fa tal. Celia Williams, waitress; badly in jured. 'j C. F. Hamburg. Leroy, Minn.; limbs badly burned. R. C. McConahy, Aurora, III.; hands and face burned. O. J. Lamb, Centre Point, la.;; se riously burned. G. F. Kaiser, Walker, la.; face anu hands burned. C. A. Roseman, Independence, la.: legs and arms sprained bv jumping from third floor; struck wires and landed in a snow- uk. F. A. Chase, bat. ..■> injured. Jumped from Wtndim*. Four persons were fatally injured and two score or more injured more or less severely, mostly by jumping from windows. The hotel, a three-story brick ve neer structure, is said to have been a veritable fire-trap. The flames start ed in a pile of rubbish in the base ment. presumably ignited by defective electric light wires. The night clerk was on the third floor when the cry of Are. raised by a bellboy, startled him. He took up The cry and in an instant the hallways were, choked wi(h frightened guests. Driven by the Flnnics. The victims were literally driven by the flames to jump. Nearly every one | of them lingered to the last moment, urged by the people below to wait an long as possible in the hope of assist ance, Then a cry would indicate that the fire had reached them, or the smoke had made it impossible to breathe, and one after another jumped, some to the street, and some, more for tunate, to the roofs of buildings ad joining. In a short space of time the street was filled with men and wom en, bruised, battered, broken limbed and half-crazed. In an hour, St. Luke's hos pital contained fifteen injured, while many more, chiefly those who had escaped with comparatively slight hurts, were being eared for in build ings near the scene of the tragedy. Killed by a Train. Passaic, N. J„ Feb. 21.—Dr. Alice H. Burdick, 60 years of age, who prac ticed medicine in New York city but lived here, was struck by a train and instantly killed at the Prospect street crossing of the F.rie railroad Thursday night. Advances to Cloakmakers. ^ New York, Feb. 21.—Ten thousand cloukmakers have gained advances in wages in this city. Advances in many . instances are from 20 to 40 per cent.