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THE TUPELO JOURNAL! __published weekly. TUPELO. : ; ; MISSISSIPPI ~ GRAMPER. Gnndfattier'i old an’ rheumaticky some; T hick In his hearin’ an’ failin’ in sight; Can t chew no more of his bread than the crumb, T he’s a hustler, is gramper, all right. Up an’ a cornin’, an’ chipper an’ gay. If he can't do a day's work he has found He can be useful in many's the way— Finin’ an’ patchin' an' putterin' round. If there's a fence board that's anywhere down Gramper's on hand with a hatchet and nail; Drives the old mare in the buckboard to town, Solders the leak in the tin milkin’ pall; Cuts up the early pertaters for seed; Sees that the straps in the harness is sound; Does fer the wimmen folks all that they need— Fixin’ an' patchin’ an’ putterin’ round. Grandfather's old, but there’s lots he can do— Busiest man on the homestead, you bet! Done his day's work, but he ain't noways through; Good for the chores o’ the eventide yet. Rest time's a-comin', though; soon he will sleep Soundly enough in the cemetery ground. But ’twill be lonesome. We’ll miss him a heap— Fixin' an’ patchin' an’ putterin’ round. —Chicago Daily News. ^O9OOO9O0OOO9O f JIM’S PAL. f • BY WALTER J. WELLS. I O4*O0®O^O&O&OG»O^O R. RAMSEY is better,” said the IV1 neatly-garbed nurse, "but he had better not see strangers, as talk ing may do harm.” “But I am Jim’s pal,” said Dick Manwaring, simply. “Then are you the gentleman who brought him home after the acci dent?” asked the nurse, eagerly. “Of course,” replied Dick. “We were coming away f-om business together, and Jim slipped as he jumped from the bus, and in a mo ment a light van was over him. He did not seem seriously hurt, and I lifted him into a hansom. I should have taken him to an hospital, I sup pose, but he asked to be driven to his diggings. The doctor seemed to think it was only shock and that there were no bones broken. You are the nurse, 1 expect, that he promised to send the first thing this morning?” “1 came just after, you had left,” said the nurse. “Mr. Ramsey has been asking for you all day, even when he was delirious.” In a few minutes Dick was by his friend's bedside. “Well, old chap, feeling better, eh?” he asked cheerily. “Yes, I'm better, Dick, but I feel sore all over. I shall go to business to-morrow, however.” “Go to business!” exclaimed Dick; “why, good heavens, man, you won’t be able to go to business for a month. I've told old Skinner all about the smash-up, and he said how sorry he was, that you were to get well over it. and it was lucky you weren’t killed. Even told me to pay you your month’s money in case you were short of cash.” “That is very good of him,” said the patient, softly. “And do you know, Jim, I've been thinking, and 1 want you to make me a promise. Have you ever written to your mother since you left her, five years ago?” “No,” replied Jim, with a slight flush. “I don’t want to ask disagreeable questions, Jim, old boy,” continued Dick, taking his hand, “but was the quarrel so terrible that neither can forgive? Are you sure, Jim, you were not in the wrong?” “I—I was in the wrong, Jim said, wearily. "I was a fool. I thought I was a man and I resented being tied to my mother’s apron-strings. I was was 21. I wanted to see life. I wanted the few hundred pounds the poor old dad had left me, and 1 said she was trying to steal, or had stolen, it from me. 1 think that nearly broke her heart. The next day she gave me the money and said, “I)o as you think best, Jim, but when you have seen life and when the money has gone, come back to me.’ With a sneer 1 told her I would take care of my own, and in a year or two probably make a fortune: but in less than six months it was gone. I had gambled it away at cards and rac ing.” “J. know,” said Dick, quietly; “and now, Jim, as soon as you can move I want you to go back to her—to have a fortnight in the old home—to be her boy again. Remember, Jim, how a mother loves.” Jim turned restlessly and his lip quivered slightly. “I can’t go back now,” he said, presently. “It would be too mean to return now.” Manwaring was not, the man to spoil a good impression by too much talk. He gave Jim’s hand a squeeze and changed the conversation to other subjects. Presently he said: — “We’ve been pretty busy in the office today. The auditors came this morning.” “The auditors!” cried Jim. “Why, they are not due till next week.” “I know,” said Dick, “but they have altered their date. Funny thing, too, old Skinflint came out this morning and asked for your address. Going to send you a handsome check, perhaps.” “Perhaps,” murmured Jim, huskily; and then, when a sharp rat-tat came to the door, he started up wildly and whispered, “Tell them I’m not here, Dick.” “Why, it’s a letter,” cried Dick, a moment afterwards. “Redirected from the office.” With a trembling hand Jim grasped it, and then, after glancing at the envelope, ' sank back on the pillow with a sigh. Dick, alarmed at his deadly whiteness, called the nurse, and she gave him a little brandy. “I’m better now,” said Jim, when 6he had left the room. “See what’s in the letter, Dick.” It was from the family doctor, and run: — “Dear Mr. Ramsey:—L have just learned by ‘chance of your where ubouts, and am writing immediately to tell yoy that your mother is dangerously ill. Perhaps yon know she is now biihd, anil we were hoping shortly to operate on her for cata ract. I regret to say, however, she *is sinking fast, and if you would see her alive you must come at once. Yours truly, J. Lennox Smith.” For a few minutes after Dick had read the letter they sat without speaking. ‘ Then a hard, wild look came over Jim’s face, and he put up his bands to hide it. “I shall never see her now, Dick,” he groaned. “Nonsense, man, nonsense,” cried Manwaring, startled by the despair ing tones of his friend’s voice. “In a day or two yon will be able to travel, and she can’t be so dangerously ill or the doctor would have wired. I’ll tell you what—I’ll run down to Stan bridge to-night and see how she is. and I’ll tell her you are coming, and that you are sorry for the past. It will give her something to hope for— something to live for. By jove! if a cab moves quickly I can catch the next, train. See you in the morning. Cheer up, old boy,” and in a moment lie was gone; and Jim fell back, while his poor, troubled brain began to wonder. * # * * It was nearing eleven when Diek Manwaring knocked at the silent manor house at Stanbridge, but the door was quickly opened. “At last,” cried the little doctor. drawing him into the light. “Why, who are you? Where’s Jim?” “Jim’s helpless in bed from an acci dent,” explained Dick, rapidly. “I’m his friend. Tell mhow is his mother?” “She’s sinking,” said the doctor. “She’s eaten her heart out hungering for her boy, but she wouldn’t let us send. Poor soul! I think she was too proud to tell us she didn’t know Jim’s address. He’s been a wicked son. and I'll tell you that, even if you | are his friend.” “He is different now. I have come to tell his mother that he is sorry. 1 have come to ask her forgiveness for him, and her blessing. Let me see his mother, doctor. Perhaps my niessage will heal the hurt a little. Perhaps it will give her something to live for.” “Heaven grant it may,” said the doctor. "Hut are you sure he will come later, for it would be kinder to let her die now than to call her back to life only to kill her after with a more cruel death. Hut you had better come, and you must break the news gently.” The thin* worn face, with those pitiful, wide open, sightless eyes, turned toward Dick as her quick ears caught the strange tread. “Is that you, Jim, dear?” she whispered. Dick took the wasted hand and gently stroked it. “I’m Jim’s pal,” he said, softly; and then, as he watched the eager look of hope die on the patient face, he added, quickly, “Jim sent his love.” How eagerly the poor, craving heart grasped even that poor message of love! With a half sob the mother clasped his hand and carried it to her thin, trembling lips. Dick stooped quickly and kissed the faded cheek; then falling on his knees by the bed side. he poured out the story of Jim’s penitence. And he told her that her Jim was hurt—just a little hurt—but he would come in a day or two, and then they would both be happy. “Yes, we shall all be happy then,” whispered the mother. “Heaven bless you, Jim’s pal, Heaven bless you.” 't hen she sat up and raised her finger. “Hush!” she said. “Make no noise, for ni}r baby .Jim is asleep.” Then with a sigh the wasted form fell back on the pillow. with a low cry or norror jjick sprang to liis feet, but the doctor thrust him aside. For several minutes he listened and felt the thin wrist. Then with a smile he turned and whispered: “Happily, she is asleep. She will live now to take her Jim back into her aching heart.' But for the mo ment I feared your good news had killed her.” * * * * Before daybreak Dick was back in London; he had come up by the early market train. “Mr. Ramsey is worse,” said the nurse. “The doctor thinks he has something on his mind.” “Yes, I know,” answered Dick; cheerfully. “It’s about his mother, lie feared she was dying, but now she is going to get well again.” “Its all right,” he burst out as he entered the room; “your mother’s better, Jim, and is waiting for you to come. Berhaps to-morrow, old chap, you can travel down.” Dick was startled at the wild, despairing eyes that turned toward him. “I called you back, Dick,” said Ramsey, hoarsely; “I called you back, but you didn't hear. You thought you were acting for the best, but it would have been kinder to have let her die.” “Jim!’ “She will never see me, because by to-night I shall be arrested for em bezzlement.’ “Jim, are you mad!” “I have been mad. I have been betting again. I borrowed some of the firm’s cash. I had a sure thing and thought I should be able to pay it back. I lost. I covered what I had taken with a bogus check. No one would be the wiser, and I was going to take it out when I had won the money. Only you and I have ac cess to this money, Dick, but to-day the auditors will discover the forgery.” For a long titne Manwaring sat. without speaking. He was thinking of a pale, wasted face he had seen that morning. He was thinking of the smile of hope which played about those white lips as they whispered, “You are going to send me my boy Jim again,” and he had promised. He could understand' now some of the curious questions the auditors had asked him, and ho remembered being pun .’.led about this check for £285. He had said Ramsey knew all about it and he would make inquiries. But he had never dreamed—and again Jim’s mother’s face came back to him. ’ -1 Yes, he had promised to send her boy back to her. Then, with a slight shudder, he made up his mind, and with a forced laugh told the first lie of his life. “Why, that’s all right, Jim,” he .‘.aid. “I noticed the counterfoil yes terday morning and I made a shrewd guess that you had been in trouble, so 1 slipped out and drew my Savings and put things right.” “Oh, Dick! Dick!” cried Jim, be tween his sobs. “How can I thank you; what, can I say, my best of friends? You have saved my mother’s life and now you have saved my honor.” “llush! not another word,” said Manwaring; “here comes the doctor, l’erhaps now you will be able to go home to-day.” The doctor’s report was favorable, and Dick arranged that Jim should go down that morning with the nurse. Then, with a hearty hand shake, Manwaring hurried off to business. On the way he stopped and wrote a letter; then he went to his bank and drew all his savings—his savings of years—two hundred and fifty pounds. It was eleven when he entered the office. He went straight to Jones and gave him a note for Ramsey, asking that he might have it the mo ment he returned to business. “Skin ner’s been asking for you,” said Jones. Manwaring hung up his hat and went straight to Mr. Skinner’s office. The chief was tulking to a little dark man. “Oh, you’ve come to business?” askeq Air. Skinner. “Yes,” said Manwaring. “There's a cheque, Air. Alanwaring -” began Air. Skinner. “It is a forgery,” said Dick, thick ly, through his dry lips. “I have brought A 250—all I have—to partly cover your loss.” “Then you confess to embezzling _•_»» “Is not the evidence enough with out confessing?” asked Alanwaring. “Plenty, I think; Detective Ban gor,” said Air. Skinner, dryly. “This is your man.” * * * * * * Days drifted into weeks and weeks into months, and still Jim Ramsey’s health had not recovered sufficiently to allow of his return to business. Jim could not understand why Dick never wrote, but thought, perhaps, he was hurt at his deceit and at the loss of all his savings. “But he shall have them back,” thought Jim, “if I work my fingers to the bone.” Airs. Ramsey was well enough now to sit on the balcony in the sun with Jim. The operation to her eyes had been successful, and the mother and her boy spent many happy hours together. “Where is your ‘pal,’ Jim?” asked his mother, the evening before he re turned to business. “Bring him down with you Saturday next, for I feel it was he who gave you back to me.” On Monday, as Jim entered the of fice, he was greeted with hearty handshakes and inquiries. “Where’s Manwaring?” he asked. A sudden silence fell on the fel lows, and Jones handed him a note. Jim tore off the cover. It ran: “Dear Jim—When you read this don't make any fuss. I told you a lie that morning when I said I had squared up the bogus cheque, but I had promised your mother you should come to her. If things are. dis covered I shall say I did it. There is no one to bother about me, and, Jim,, your mother was eating her heart out for you. Tell her I have gone abroad, and say nothing, as you can do no good now.—Ever your pal, Dick.” “How long did he get?” he asked, hoarsely. “Six months!” came the chorus, “lie embezzled some money, but old Skinflint copped him. He’s done two months nearly.” Jim’s mind was made up in a mo ment. With firm steps and set lips he strode down to Mr. Skinner’s of fice. There he told the truth and his chief listened to his story without a word. “You must give me in charge, Mr. Skinner,” concluded Jim. “I must take Dick’s place immediately. He will be ruined for life even if—as I hope—you take him back.” “Yes, Mr. Kamsey, I shall take him back—I could hardly beieve him guilty even when he confessed—and I shall do more: T shall make him a partner with me, for I am getting old. Your conduct in coming straight to me directly you learned the truth shows that you have still good in stincts in your heart, and as I think you were tempted and were not in tentionally dishonest, you will stay in your position. I shall go down to the court to-day and see if I can ex plain it all as a mistake which I was not able to discover till you returned to business. Y'ou understand, Mr. Kamsey?” Shortly after Dick Manwaring was released, and Kamsey found himself most uncomfortable as the hero who bad discovered the mistake and set him free. A few weeks after the firm became Skinner & Manwaring, and not many months later pretty little Jessie Sldn ner changed her name and became the wife of the new junior partner.— London Tit-Bits. A Handy Question. Joseph Chamberlain was delivering a political speech in Birmingham, l«ngland. The hall was so packed that not another human being could have crowded in. The enthusiasm was tremendous i but suddenly a scowling man arose in the middle of the crowd. “What did Mr. Gladstone say in 1872?” he howled. “Shame!” “Put him out!” yelled the crowd. Three sturdy men hurled the in terrupter a few yards, and others helped hustle him to the street. As he was picking himself up and brushing off the dust, he grinned pleasantly at a man who had fol lowed him from, the hall, and who asked, “What did Mr. Gladstone say in 1872?” “I don’t know,” he replied, “and I don’t care. I had a terrible tooth ache, and I couldn’t butt my way 'through that crowd, and the only thing to do was to set thrown out.’* —N. Y. World. * <>•" . -.1—1^,. 1 , ....0 Mississippi State News •— ----— School Fund Distribution State Superintendent Whitfield last week gave out the figures for the regular June distribution of the common school fund. The figures are made up by counties and by separate school districts, showing the exact amount of the school money apportioned to each. The figures are as follows: COUNTIES. Adams ... .$4.810.15| l.owndes ..$5,915.80 Alcorn . ,'(,037.711Madison ... 0,017.09 Amite _5,244.49[Marion .... 3,911.09 Attala .... 0.071.45| Marshall .. 7,284.42 Hentou ... 3,240.941Monroe .... 9,029.72 Bolivar ... 8,335.831 Montgomery 3,983.80 Calhoun .. 4,124.88jNeshoba ... 3,407.83 Carroll ... 5,877.40] Newton ... 4,803.78 Chickasaw. 4,309.601 Noxubee ... 8,931.07 Choctaw .. 3.694.521 Oktibbeha . 4,983.62 Claiborne . 5,340.501 Panola - 6,720.98 Clarke ... 5,234.56] Pearl ltlver. 1,136.82 Clav . 4,691.031 Perry . 2,408.72 Couhoma . . 0,528.96 Pike . 5.296.80 Copiah . . . 7,288.39 Pontoto# . . 5,025.34 Covington . 3,623.01 Prentiss ... 4,002.40 DeSoto ... 5,974.12 yultmau .. 1,649.95 Franklin . . 3,912.35 Kaukln - 5,274.95 Greene ... 1,946.57 Scott .3,511.12 Grenada .. 3,109.88 Sharkey ... 3,285.34 Hancock . . 2,478.90 Simpson . . . 3,840.84 Harrison . 2,574.90] Smith - 3.885.20 Hinds _9,710.32| Sunflower .. 5,246.48 Holmes ... 8.984.6!>| Tallahatchie 6.553.47 Issaquena . 2,050.35|Tate . 5,655.36 Itawamba . 3,289.311 Tippah - 3.546.87 Jackson .. 2,600.73] Tishomingo 2,323.97 Jasper . 4,380.40]Tunica .... 3,809.00 Jefferson .. 4,079.721 1'ul.on .... 4,130.18 Jones .... 3,802.03| Warren ... 0,348.87 Kemper ... 5,155.78] Washington 9,102.14 Lafavette . 5.180.891 Wayne - 3,240.28 Lauderdale 8,745.011 Webster ... 3,270.77 Lawrence . 4.001.321 Wilkinson . 5,302.70 Leake .... 4,699.591Winston ... 4.098.93 Lee. . 4.775.721 Yalobusha . 4,330.09 Leflore ... 4,918.08]Yazoo .10,108.95 Lincoln ... 0,421.94| SCHOOL DISTRICTS. Aberdeen .$ 1,069.291Lexington .$ 425.73 Ackerman 291.321 Lumberton 372.10 Amory ... 400.52 [ Macon .... 510.44 It. St. Louis 756.781 Moss Point. 453.54 Ratesvllle . 280.02] M'Comb City 1,078.50 Biloxi _1,910.81! Magnolia .. 213.19 B. Chttto . 170.82] McHenry .. 154.93 Bolton_ 144.34] Meridian .. 3,014.40 Braudou .. 185.39! Mt. Olive .. 180.05 Brookhaven 017.OS | Natchez ... 2,400.37 BrontsvMln 130 43l N'pttletnn 235 71 Canton ... 753.47|New Albany 416.46 Carrollton 227.101 Newton .... 143.67 Charloaton 241.67 INorfleld ... 102.63 Clarksdale 251.60U)kolon» ... 472.74 Columbia . 186.71 [Ora . 60.52 Coffeevllle 78.79'Osylta -- 200.01 Collins ... 166.18 Oxford .... 442.20 Columbus . 3,464.77!Ocean Sp’ga 316.48 Como . 220.08[ 1‘earlhaven 110.84 Corinth .. 1,151.30; P. Christian 607.81 Cry*. Sp’gs 248.95: Pontotoc .. 216.51 Durant ... 463.471 Poplarvllle 305..80 Edwards .. 65.55 Port Gibson 400.61 Elllsvllle . 662.10! Sardis _ 400.84 Enterprise 178.771 Scranton .. 467.45 I-’avette ... 686.60 Shannon .. 272.78 Forest ... 105.08TScooha .... 150.30 Gloster ... 320.451 Starkvllle .. 503.10 Gulfport .. 410.50|Summit ... 338.34 Greenville . 2,157.12|Terry 62.00 Greenwood 616.421 Tupelo .... 666.73 Grenada .. 611.78; 1’tica . 05.34 Handsboro 242.001 Verona .... 241.67 Hattiesburg 071.301 Vicksburg . 2,005.29 Hazelhurst 340.081 Water Valley 015.02 Hickory .. 130.431 Waveland . . 164.20 Holly Sp’gs 702.401 Wesson ... 833.59 I ilka . 262.86 West Point. 880.20 Indianola . 127.70! Woodvllle . 284.04 Jackson .. 1,994.24 Winona ... 581.32 Kosciusko 525.711 Yazoo City . 1.507.60 Daurel ... 1,024.93! Tho annual appropriation for the common schools is $1,250,000, two thirds of whicli is distributed in January and the remainder in June. The amount of tho June distribu tion is $-110,606.66. Working Roads by Contract. Leflore county has adopted the new road law and will henceforth work her roads by contract. Free Delivery Routes. Much regret is felt in Mississippi over the fact that the postal scandal in Washington will cause an aban donment of the establishment of rural free delivery routes. Switchman Lost an Arm. Sam Miley, a Mobile & Ohio switchman, had his left arm cut off at Meridian last week while making a coupling. Mr. Miley is a young married man with a wife and two children. If— Copious showers have visited sev eral sections of the State during the past week, and prospects continue good for a normal yield of cot ton in the hill counties. Corn is also doing well, and if Mississippi escapes a summer drouth the yield will be better than for several years. Claiborne County Leads. Claiborne is the only county in the State having a thorough high school system in its country schools, and a term covering a period of eight and one-half months. The system is conducted on a plan in all respects similar to that of a separate school district. “I hope to see the day when every county in Mississippi will have a school system equal to that of Clai borne county,” said Prof. Hardy of the A. and M. College, last week. “The plan is doing more for the ad vancement of the county than any single factor in its development, and its effects are plainly discern ible among the masses. It means an educated citizenship of the high est class, and the expense is small as compared with the magnificent results achiaved.” Tupelo Cotton Factory. The prospects are bright for another cotton factory at Tupelo. Three gentlemen representing s stock company in Missouri, where there during the past week investi gating the desirability of Tupelo as a site for a cotton factory and they stated before leaving that they would recommend that it be estab lished in that city. If erected, the mill will contain 10,000 spindles and wil thus be one ef the argest in the State: _ State Bank Supervisors. Gov. Longino has been requested to name the delegates from Missis sippi to represent the State at the coming meeting of the National As sociation of State Bank Supervisors. The meeting will be held in Buffalo, N. Y., on July 7 and 8, and will be a most interacting as well as import ant gathering of business men and bankers: The appointment of dele gates from Mississippi will be made by the governor during June. •X —----o Deed for a Child. A very unusual deed was filed in Hinds county in the chancery clerk’s office last week. The property con veyed in the instrument is a child from a divorced woman to her hus band, and the instrument is drawn up with all the formality of a con veyance of realty or chattel proper ty. The deputy clerk was at a loss for some time to determine in what book to record the instrument, but it was finally decided to place it in the chattel book. The acknowl edgment of the divorced woman was made before the chancery clerk of Leflore county, and the introductory is as follows: “Having separated and been di vorced from my husband, E. M. Harris, and believing that the best interests of my minor son by the said E. M. Harris would be greatly promoted by committing him dur ing his minority to the custody, care, support and maintenance of his father, who is amply able and desir ous of having the care, custody and support of said child, and is a suit able and proper person to raise and provide for him, I hereby voluntar ily give over and surrender said child; Walter Ellis Harris, to the custody, care, maintenance and support of his said father, E. M. Harris, and hereby relinquish unto him dnrinfr the minority of the child all right or claim to the care, custody, support and maintenance of said child, which I now or may hereafter have. The said E. M. Harris promises that on proper oc casions I may visit said child, but I do not make this a condition in this gift.” In the opening clause of the above the words, “and desiring to soon marry another man,” have been struck out. The instrument is headed, “Deed of Gift.” A Remarkable Claim. The most remarkable claim ever submitted to a railroad corporation is on tile with one of the claim agents of the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley road, whose territory covers the southern part of the State. According to the statement made in the claim, an old lady living at Hamburg, in Franklin county, owns a flock of geese, which strayed out on the track recently, and when a freight train came along they flew into a large briar patch near the track. The old lady claims that the geese lost twelve pounds of feathers before they got out of the briar patch, and she wants recompense therefor at the rate of 50 cents per pound. Pushing to the Front. Even the president of the United States cannot check Southern prog ress and advancement. Though he undertook to put a crimp in the on ward march of Indianola by depriv ing her citizens of postal facilities, he has failed. The Sunflower town is rapidly pushing to the front in an industrial way. A cotton compress, new oil mill and a number of lesser enterprises are being built, and the new railroad—the construction of which through the county is contem plated—will undoubtedly be given a liberal support. Bond Election at Greenville. On the 24th of this month there will be an election held to vote $50, 000 of bonds for street paving pur poses. From the outlook there is little doubt but the bonds will carry and the streets be paved before bad weather sets in. Grading Begun. From Ellisville comes the report that the contractors have begun work on the evade of the Mobile. Jackson & Kansas City, which is to go into that town. It is stated that trains on this line will probably be running to both Ellisville and Laurel by December 1. Boasting of Candidates. Calhoun and Leake counties are contesting the honor of having the greatest number of county candi dates. The former has 87 and the latter 96. Although these are m the lead, so far as can be as certained, yet there are a number of other inland counties where the de sire for office is nearly as fully de veloped. Turned Over a Surplus. Despite the predictions of finan cial failure the Bowers oyster law has proven to be a complete success. The report of the commission has been received, showing that the sum of $13,835.23 was collected in licenses, fees, etc., during the oyster season. The laW allowed the ex penditure of $12,000 for the pur pose during the first year of the operation of the law, and the sur plus of $1,835.23 has been con verted back into the State treasury. The Natchez & Gulf. Chief Engineer Hungerford of the Natchez & Gulf Railway, one of the new projected lines, reports from Gulfport that the road has been surveyed from Natchez to that point, a distance of 125 miles. He states that construction will begin as soon as the right of way can be secured. The route is via Washing ton, Hamburg, Meadville, Magno lia and Poplarville. Almost the entire line is in Mississippi. Cl.U. .'ViV ."'it *. » .. " \ ■■ - PLACED UNDER MARTIAL LAW. Jackson, Ky„ Under Martial law With Pro vost Marshal Uongmlrc In Charge Citizens Disarmed. - / Jackson, Ky., June 12.—There was a great change here Thursday. Putting the town under martial law with Provost Marshal Longmire in charge of everything has created consterna tion in some circles and relief in oth ers. 'Hie soldiers w’ho are now on guard at different places and on picket duty are able to make arrests anywhere and take those who are un der arrest before the grand jury and not before the county judge. It was openly stated during the day that B. L. Ewen would not have dared heretofore to have told about being offered $.">,000 if he would not testify against the defendant. It is thought the jurors, as well as the witnesses will have less fear in the discharge of their duties. The soldiers are dis arming all whom they find with con cealed weapons, and maintaining such order and confidence as have not been known here for some time. Mrs. Mary Johnson, when put on the stand, said Jett admitted to her that he killed J. B. Marcum. “After my brother was dead,” she said, “I started home. Curtis Jett and Tom White overtook me. I asked Jett if he killed Jim. He answered, ‘Hargis’ money did it, but I fired the shot.’ “White denied that he fired a shot. But once 1 saw White lying in wait in a rock quarry to kill my brother. It was near my brother’s house last June.” Ewen was recalled and denied that he had told anyone that he had fired a pistol after Marcum was shot. Will Clements said he was in Hargis' store, and causrht a climose of the assassin, whom lie (lid not recognize. Miss Maggie Combs said she heard Jett say to Mrs. Johnson: “Yes, I killed Marcum; there can not be a pis tol fired in Jackson unless I do it.” FLOWERSSTREWN ON GRAVES. Confederate Services Held at Camp Chase, O., for the First Time By Southern Women. Columbus, O., June 12.—The graves of 2,260 of confederate dead were strewn with flowers at Camp Chase, Thursday, in the presence of repre sentative Sons and Daughters of the Confederacy and prominent men who fought on the other side. The serr ices were held for the first time at Camp Chase under the auspices of Robert K. Lee chapter, Daughters of the Confederacy. In answer to an appeal recently is sued by Gen. Gordon, several boxes of magnolias, roses and wreaths ar rived from chapters in the south. Veterans of both sides during the war walked side by side down the long rows of mounds and placed upon each a token of love in the form of fresh flowers. Gov. Nash, Rev. John Hewitt, nn ex confederate officer; Col. W. H. Knauss ^nd AI. G. Field, the minstrel, were the principal speakers. THE RELIANCE AGAIN LEADS. Clip Defender Demonstrates Her Su periority Over the Constitu tion and Colninhla. New York, June 12.—That she has no equal in American waters in a smooth sea and a light wind the Re liance demonstrated again Thursday by another victory over both the Con stitution and Columbia. After a sharp brush, which continued for nearly an hour, the Reliance secured the lead over the Constitution and held it to the finish, defeating her by 5 min utes 52 seconds. The Columbia lost five minutes by a shift of wind which placed her to leeward of the others. The Reliance beat her by 12 minutes 54 seconds. Th^ race was sailed over the America's cup course, 15 miles from Sandy Hook to windward and re turn, 30 miles around. BATTLE WITH FIVE‘INDIANS. Two Indian Police Shot While Try inn; to Subdue Drunken Red Mkina at Shoshone. Ltuun i , u., ii uut; -iu a uauic at the Shoshone agency between five Shoshone Indians and ten Indian po lice under Chief Dick Washakie, over fifty shots were fired. One policeman was shot through the leg and another through the airm. The Indians had obtained a quantity of whisky and were drunk. COURT FINDS CHASE INSANE. Father Winn a Legal Victory and Will Have Gnardian for the Young Millionaire. Fowler, Ind., June 12.—The jury hearing the Fowler case, Thursday, rendered a verdict that Moses Fowler Chase was a person of unsound mind and a resident of Tippecanoe, Lafay ette, Ind. The court announced that a guardian for the young millionaire would be appointed. The veTdict is a victory for Frederick Chase, the fa ther. Parlu Again Under Arrest. New York, June 12.—Samuel Parks, the walking delegate of the House smiths’ and Bridgemen’s union, was rearrested Thursday on a charge of extortion on complaint of Josephus Plenty, of Jersey City, who alleges that Parks accepted a check for $200 to settle a strike. Big Fire nt Maya Lick. Ma3rsville, Ky., June 12.—The busi ness portion of Mays Lick, near here, was burned, Thursday afternoon, in cluding the Presbyterian church; loss, $100,000. Crop Condltioaa. . Washington, June 12.—The monthly government report shows average condition of spring wheat 95.9; acre age spring wheat, 17,257,000 acres, a decrease of 26; spring wheat, acres, 17.27. Average condition of winter wheat, 82.2. Oats, 85.5, against 90.6^ Holiday for Rural Carriers. Washington, June 12.—The post of fice department announces that July 4 next will be a complete holiday for all the rural free delivery carriers in the country. * ! V. ARP ON THE REUNION Says Rebel Yell Burst Every Tele graph Wire iu Southland. Sorry for Poor Lunatic Veteran W ho Was Not Allowed to Go to New Orleans—Deplores Mississippi's Invitation to Hoosevelt. *T am Jesus Christ, the carpenter’* son. My mission is to save sinners. I fought in the civil war from Dalton to Jonesboro. Twice I have been presi dent of these United States since the surrender and have attended all the re unions up to date, but now they have got me penned up here as a Tennessee lunatic and won’t let me go to New Orleans. I can’t get a* passport be cause 1 am Jesus Christ. Can’t you do something for me? I want to go and rejoice with, those who rejoice and weep with those who weep.” That poor fellow has niy sympathy. Maybe if they had let him go with the veterans it would have restored his rea son. 1 know it brightened up our boys and now they can’t talk about any thing else. Was there ever such glow ing, growing patriotism? It looks like the number increases at every reunion and that without pensions. The Grand Armv nf tha I^niihliu hn.u rpuninnK. but it is mainly to keep up the pension grab, the thing that Tom Benton called “the bottomless gulf of charities and gratuities.” I saw it stated the other day that 70 per cent, of the federal army were for eigners or foreign-born and were fight ing only for bounty or booty or bun comb, and they got it all and the pen sions thrown in. Oh, that was a grand gathering at New Orleans. It seems to me that if I was a northern man I would say: “Look here, boys, we can’t do anything with Jhose rebels down south, and I move we quit trying. We’ve been working on ’em for nearly 40 years and have never converted one yet.” As they marched through New Orleans 100,000 strong you could hear the same old rebel yell from St. Charles to Vicksburg. Old Father Mountcastle told me itbursted every telegraph wire south of Mason and Dixon’s line and; away up in Pennsylvania the Western Union had to cut dow n their poles for a hundred miles. But Fin distressed about Mississippi. Who is Gov. Longino, anyhow? His name is not in any biography that I’ve got. I reckon it wasn't worth putting in. I reckon he is a foreigner or he wouldn’t have invited Roosevelt, the slanderer, dow n to Jackson to help lay the corner stone of the eapitol. Roose velt said that Jeff Davis was the arch repudiator and while governor vetoed the bill that made provision to pay the repudiated debt, and he has never re tracted nor apologized for that lie. I wonder if Longino knows that Gov. McXut was the author of repudiation and gave as his reason that the money was borrowed from Baron Rothschild, in whose veins flowed the blood of Juda.s and Shylock, and whose mort gages would confiscate our cotton fields and make serfs of our children. That’s what he said in his message, but the legislature wouldn’t vote for it, and it took five years to get the bill through. All this time Mr. Davis was fighting for his country in Mexico and got desperately wounded at Buena Vista and had to use crutches for six years. He never was in the legislature nor was he ever governor, and yet Roosevelt the slanderer, lets the lie stand and Longino invites him down to lay the corner stone. Oh, my country! When w ill all this toadyism and hypoc risy cease? Oh, Mississippi! How are the mighty fallen! Xow these utterances are my own— neither the editor nor any paper is re sponsible for them. My feelings and emotions are all my own. I honor the memory of Mr. Davis and have pro found respect for his widow, and there is no limit to my contempt for the brute who put manacles on him or the conceited historian who slandered him. It is a comfort to despise them both. And now, three cheers for Indiana, the champion state for lynching ne groes when they commit outrages on their women. Not a week passes but there is- a fresh case and the people turn out and scour the country for ithe brute. And' now they are driv ing all the negroes out of a county where an outrage was committed. You see they have no chain gangs up there and but few negroes. Lynching has almost stopped in Georgia because pun ishment is more speedy and there is a chain gang in sight in almost every county, but let a sure-enough case come up and a sure-enough lynching will swiftly follow. There are more than 7,000 men in our state who have not bowed the knee to Baal—and Rev. Newell Dwight Ilillis shouldn’t sleep in a bed in my house unless he was sick unto death. But enough of all this. It sound* like I am mad with somebody, but I am not. We are all happy at my house to-night, for our far-away boy is on his way home. We have just bad a telegram from him and he will be her© to-night. He lives in Mexico City and has been three long years since we have seen him. This is Carl, the youngest, boy—the pet of his mother—• ’ the one she loves the best and prays the longest for every night. He will stay with us a few days and then go away again and perhaps never see us any more. My wife has been saving the spring chickens for him and the flowers are not to be cut till he comes, and the strawberries are still bearing and the cake is in the oven. Nothing is too precious- for Carl and lie and Jesse will sing their old songs and rehearse their happy days when we lived in the country on the farm. But'we are happy still and love ev erybody, except some—.—Bill Arp, in Atlanta Constitution. Moral Con rase. Parke—Peterkin has a lot of moral courage, hasn’t he? Lane—How do you know? “Why I got half wny through a ■tory I was telling him when I asked him if he had heard it, and he said he had.”—Detroit Free Press. / Hta Preference. Wife—John, I wish you would mind the baby for an hour or two.( I’m going downtown to have a tooth pulled. Husband (inspired)—You mind the baby, my dear, and I’ll go downtovvn and get! a couple, of teeth pulled.—Chi cago Daily New».