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[The Tupelo Journal,
Published Weekly. I TUPELO, : : : : : MISSISSIPPI. Rust gathers on almost everything excepting imaginary damages. Justice Brewer says that Secretary Taft is “the politest man alive.” He must be putting gas into the Taft bal loon. The English have lost their rever ence for our esteemed multi-million aires so completely as to call them "multies.” There is many a man who can af ford better, who wears clothes that are not fit for anything except to go black berrying in. Every man must be his own doctor, and decide what is best in his case. The doctors and philosophers do not agree on anything. It i£ quite possible that J. Ogden Ar mour and John D. Rockefeller are both of the opinion that this country is not what it used to be. The English physician who says “si lence will cure nervous women and de lay the coming of wrinkles,” is sus pected of being trickj. The honk-honk of the wild goose presages cooler weather, while the honk-honk of the chauffer presages hotter lingual atmosphere. Very often it is said that the Angel of Death has called for a man, when It would be more fitting if he had been called for by a fire engine. Mrs. Thaw is said to have told her • husband’s counsel the story of her life. Probably the public will be better off If counsel keep it to themselves. Of course you have often remarked that while you are compelled to work 38 hours a day, others slouch and loaf and seem ta get along all right. It must bawe been lots easier for the children of long ago to have been bright in geography before America was discovered, and other countries WPT'ti PYnlorpd Here is a pointer for daughter: When the mother of a family has some style to her it is a pretty good indica tion the girls don’t leave her with all ithe work to do. By following physical culture pre scriptions faithfully a girl may in the course of six weeks be able to fasten the third button from the top in her waist thart buttons down the back. If the administration charges against the beef packers are sustained the peo pie must reach the appalling conclu sion that they have been eating a great deal more than their “peck of dirt." The president of France says there is not a peasant in that country who does not know President Roosevelt’s name. Only a few of the “ gentlemen of France,” however, know how to pro nounce it. There is a report that the Standard Oil Company is going to increase its capital to $600,000,000. Oh, well, that is a mere matter of figures. People lose their reckoning in the embarrass ment of hundreds of millions. There are many who would have supposed that the capital was that already. They say that when a member of the douma wants to insult the speaker he calls him a “pogromostovitch scheik.” But, it is to be hoped, not all at one sitting. The word used at Wash ington is much shorter, and can be chucked backward and forward with out the slightest difficulty. A congressman has discovered that the cocktail cherry is picked green and colored with poisonous dye. That is, he thinks Ife has. Somebody ought to stop and think occasionally about how much work and expense it must involve to produce some of the frauds. It was a little, newly arrived sister that nurse held in her arms, and sev en-year-old Robbie stood jealously in specting her. To his mind she looked smaller and less attractive than any little sister of the other boys that he could remember, and he felt a keen thrill of disappointment. So he put his hands deep in his pockets like papa, wrinkled up his nose, and, re garding the new acquisition savagely, said: “Well, I call that pretty near a failure.” The Garden of the Gods is a remark able freak of nature, partaking some what more of the grand and imposing. It is a secluded spot, hemmed in by great rocks stood up on edge and on end. They are some of the more marked of the numerous evidences on every hand of a grand upheaval some time in the past. Imagine tremendous flat rocks, large enough to cover a quarter of an acre, standing up on edge, 330 feet high, and you will have some idea of what forms the chief wonder of this garden. Many birds are provided with nat ural spectacles, a transparent mem brane called the third eyelid. This third eyelid lies folded in the inner corner of the eye. Two muscles work it, spreading it over the cornea, or folding it up again much more clever ly than a man can put on or take off his spectacles. But for this third eye lid the eagle could not look at the sun. The spectacled bear belongs to Chile. Its Latin name is Ursus ornatus. It is black, and around its eyes pale rings are drawn which have exactly the ap pearance of a pair of goggles. Real tact is the twin sister of unsel fishness. The tactful girl makes every one more comfortable. She has no angles and no grudges. She remem bers and repeats pleasant things in stead of disagreeable ones. Such a girl recently met one of two friends who had quarreled. Ignoring the fact, she repeated to her a very pleasant compliment that the other friend had paid her some time before the quarrel took pla^e. It revived the old feeling of liking, and peace was soon made. Sympathy, intelligence, unselfishness, all meet in tact. GOVERMEHT WILL FIGHT mill FEVEH TAKING CHARGE OF STATE QUAR ANTINE STATIONS IN THE SOUTH. South Carolina Hat Already Turned Stations Over to Government, dnd Louisiana Is Following After—The States to Cede Jurisdiction Before Compensation Is Paid. Washington—Under the act passed by the last session of congress, the secretary of the treasury, through the public health and marine hospital service, Is negotiating for the transfer af quarantine stations and sites to the federal government by the states of Ihe Atlantic and gulf coasts. The South Carolina legislature has already turned over *its stations to the government—at least, it has au thorized the state board of health to make the transfer. The legislature of Louisiana has passed a joint resolution authorizing the governor to make the necessary arrangements with the secretary of the treasury for the sale or lease of the quarantine station at the mouth af the Mississippi river, the most Im portant in the service, and which pro tects the Mississippi valley. This is a state plant. Texas has two quarantine stations, at Galveston and Port Arthur, and It is believed these will be relinquished to the government scon. The government now owns all of the gulf stations except those of Texas, Louisiana and in Mobile bay. The other stations are New Orleans. Ship Island and Pascagoula, the two latter in Mississippi; Pensacola, Apa lachicola, Carrabelle, Tampa Bay, Boca Grande and Key West. The secretary of the treasury is au thorized to pay a reasonable compen sation for the sites and plants owned by the states, if, in his opinion, their purchase is necessary to the United States for quarantine purposes, and + niin«nnf<inn ntotinnc Odtohlichorl hv authority of this law are to be used to prevent the introduction of all quarantine diseases. Jurisdiction must be ceded by the state, however, before any compensa tion is paid. A half-million dollars was appropriated for the purchase of the stations. ASSASSIN KILLS AN ADMIRAL. Commander of Black Sea Fleet Shot Down in His Garden. Sebastopol—Vice-Admiral Chounkin, commander of the Black sea fleet, who was shot, supposedly by a sailor of the battleship Otchakoff, died without having regained consciousness. Chounkin was shot in the left lung by an assassin, who hid in the bushes and fired upon him as he was walking in the garden of his villa. The assassin leaped back in the shrubbery after firing the shot and es caped. Several persons witnessed the attempted assassination, but could not prevent him getting away. Vict-Admiral Chounkin had been blamed for his severity, and it was to his treatment of ihe crews of the ships under his command that the mutiny on board the battleship Kniaz Potemkin, in June and July last year, was attributed. The admiral dis played considerable activity in at tempting to capture the mutineers at that time, and in suppressing the sail ors’ mutiny at Sebastopol in Novem ber last. MOVING TOWARD RIO JANEIRO. Insurrection in State of Matto Grosso Reaches Huge Proportions. London—The Leader’s correspond ent at Lisbon says that, according to intelligence received there, the insur rection in Matto Groseo. Brazil, is swelling to huge proportions. The insurgents, it is reported, have organized a large army, and are marching on Rio Janeiro, and already have captured several cities. Gen. Ri ueriu, WlLIl icuciai LJ\7L/p», ua.9 been sent against the revolutionists. Fearful carnage is reported, and the killed are said to be already more than 4,000. Three Men Killed in Wreck. Petersburg, Ind—Spikes driven tight into the Southern railway switch at the Jackson mine siding, eight miles west of here, caused the wreck of the fast west-bound freight and the death of three of its crew—John B. Fanning, fireman; W. B. McWil liams, engineer, and Luther Cape heart, brakeman. Three Italians Blown to Pieces. Chicago—Three Italian laborers were blown to pieces, three others were fatally injured, and several oth ers badly hurt by an explosion which wrecked a shanty in the McLaughlin stone quarry at Ballwood, a short dis tance northwest of Chicago. It is be lieved to have been the work of rob bers. Schoolshlp Reported Ashore. Gibraltar—It is reported here that the New York schoolshlp St. Marys has gone ashore at Cape Spartel, on the northwest coast of Morocco, at the entrance to the strait of Gibraltar. Tugs are on the way to the aid of the stranded vessel. Factory Firs In Chicago. Chicago—The factories of the Car los Deckmeyer Box Co. and the Heath & Milligan Paint Co. were destroyed by fire. The loss is estimated at 1200,000. _ Gave Life for Mother’s Good Name. Hopkinsville, Ky.—Brice Edwards and Walter Pettus met at the depot. Edwards accused Pettus of maligning his mother and struck him over the head with a heavy board. Pettus drew his knife and plunged it into Edwards’ side, killing him. Pettus escaped. Twine Five Times. Cleveland, O.—For the fifth time the stork has left twins at the home of Mr. and Mrs. David Goldman. They have 14 living children, and Goldman says he aspires to be the father of 12 more TWO REPUBLICS AT WAR GUATEMALA AND SALVADOR MAKE DECLARATION. - First Victory Reported For Guat» malans, Who In Turn Are De feated By Rebels. Panama—Salvador and Guatemala are at war. An engagement 'has been fought. In which tbe Salvadorean army was defeated and former Preai dent Regalado, leader of the Salva dorean troops, was killed. The Sal vadorean army retreated, and the Guatemalans followed, and It la said have invaded Honduras. In the meantime, Guatemalan rebels are reported to have defeated a de tachment of Guatemalans. Gen. To ledo, leader of the revolutionists, has secured some good artillery, and has a number of Americans in his ranks as soldiers of fortune. President Cabrero of Guatemala heads a force of 40,000 troops, and U believed to have the situation well in hand. The clash between Guatemala and Salvador is evidently owing to the open assistance Salvador was giv ing Guatemalan rfebels. It Is also re ported that Nicaragua wiU assist Guatemalan revolutionists. Peace Move in Washington. Washington—The state department has taken steps to intervene between Salvador and Guatemala, and If possi ble bring about peace. The United States ministers to both republics have been instructed to use their good offices to that end. Marblehead Sails. Panama—The United States cruiser Marblehead has sailed to protect the interests of American citizens in Sal vador and Guatemala. A CORNER SENDS PORK UP. Advanced Three Dollars Per Barrel Since June 1, and May Go to Twenty-Five. Chicago—Despite the fight which the public and the government is mak ing on hog products, Swift & Co. have cornered July pork in the provision pit on the board of trade. The prices have advanced $3 a barrel since June 1, and is now selling at $19 a barrel. me advance in two jays was almost $1.50 a barrel. The trade figures the short Interests at 15,000 to 20,000 bar rels, all owned by Swift. Stocks here are 22,000 barrels of regular pork, and nope is being made. The run of hogs has been light for four months. The price *s the high est in four years, and it is believed that $25 a barrel may be seen before the month closes. HE MET THE VICE-PRESIDENT Mr. Fairbanks Left “Impressions” On Joe Dougherty, of Illinois Danville, 111.—The automobile bear ing Vice-President Fairbanks and party from this city to Champaign, crashed into a buggy driven by Jo seph M. Dougherty, a prominent dem ocratic politician. Mr. Dougherty was thrown out and painfully bruised. When the injured man had regained his feet the vice-president’s party alighted. Mr. Fairbanks approached his victim smiling and apologizing. After an exchange of greetings the vice-president resumed his journey. Mr. Dougherty’s hurts are not serious. ARKANSAN KILLS SON-IN-LAW He Then Resists Arrest, and la Slain By a Deputy Sheriff. Blytheville, Ark.—Returning to the home of Joseph Woods, whose daugh ter he had married a few hours before, without parental consent, Joseph Vaughan was shot and instantly killed by his father-in-law. The bride wit nessed the tragedy. Woods fled to Dell, ten miles west of Blytheville, where he registered the attempt of Deputy Sheriff James Willis to arrest him, and was shot by the officer and killed. Seven Young Girls Drowned. Cedar Rapids, la.—Eight children at a picnic on the river, bank only three blocks from home went wad ing. The smallest one slipped into a deep hole in the river, and in try ing to rescue her six others were drowned. The Dead: Lucille Sweed lng, aged 7; Hazel Sweeding, aged 14; Gladys Sweeding, aged 10; Josie Sweeding, aged 12; Ruth Coyle, aged 11, Sioux CRy; Cora Coyle, aged 9, Sioux City; Clara Usher, aged 16. Dr. Jordan on Earthquakes. San J«se, Cal.—Dr. Devil Starr JorJan, in his lecture delivered at the Unitarian church, located the origin of the recent eeismic disturbance in Behring sea and prophesied that the next center of trouble would be in the vicinity of San Leandro and Hay wards, Cal. Italians Kill a Deputy Sheriff. La Crosse, Wis.—Deputy Sheriff Hammill of Pierce county, Wis., was killed and City Marsha] Issacs of Prescott, Wis., dangerously injured in an attempt to arrest members of a gang of Italian laborers near Pres cott for violating the state game law. Planing Bryan’s Rsception. New York—-Mr. Wm. J. Bryan will be received at the Battery August 80, at 4 p. m., and will be escorted up Broadway by a great procession. Will make headquarters at Hotel Victoria. Powers Reducing Armies. London—England, Fraqpe and Italy have taken the lead in a plan for a reduction In the size of the great armies of Europe. England will re duce her army 200,000 men, and France and Italy 60,000 each. South western Miners at Work. Kansas City—Bennett Brown, com missioner of tbe Southwestern Inter state Coal Operators’ association, an nounced that practically all troubles between operators and miners have been settled, and all mines are in op eration. J. G. Pheips 8tokee a Socialist. New York—J. G. Phelps Stakes, who for several years has devoted himself to work in the slums of the city, has formally announced that he .will cast his lot with the socialists. ___ CAN THEY GET HIM? HIHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHi | 200 RESCUED FROM SINKING BOAT. | St. Louis—No lives were lost in the wreck of the steamer Quincy of the : Diamond Jo line, which struck a snag ! in the Mississippi river near Winona, ' Minn., at 10:30 o’clock at night, and [ sank in 18 feet of water. The passen- ■ gers, numbering more than 200, were taken off in steam launches and row boats, and were cared for at Winona, La Crosse, Wis., and St. Paul. The steamer, with all her lights burning, was plowing through the water a hundred yards from the shore. The decks were filled with passengers, who were enjoying the breezes. Very few had retired. Suddenly there was a shock, and the boat trembled and shivered from end to end, and came to a stop. The pas sengers did not know what had hap pened, but the violence of the shock showed them that damage had been done, and for a time there was con siderable excitement. Capt. Killeen and the ether officers, keeping perfectly cool, went among the passengers, as suring them that there was no danger and begging them to be calm. Life preservers were placed in the hands of all the women, and as the boat headed toward the shore the pas sengers hurried to the upper decks. Within a few feet of the shore the boat sunk, but the water on the shore side was so shallow .hat the boiler deck on that side remained above the water. The boat listed, and the oppo site of the boiler deck sank under the water. Launches were sent from Winona, and by 6 o’clock every passenger was removed. No lives were lost. DREYFUS VINDICATED SUPREME COURT OF FRANCE AN NOUNCES DECISION. Entitled to Restoration of Rank as Though He Had Never Been Accused. Paris—The supreme court has an nounced its decision annuling the con demnation of Capt. Alfred Dreyfus without a retrial. The effect of 4he decision is a complete vindication of Dreyfus, entitling him to restoration to his rank in the army as though ha had never been accused. The court-martial of Dreyfus began September 19, 1894. He was found guilty December 22 of the same year. He was degraded on January 5, 1895, and under a law passed for the pur pose, he was deported to Devil’s island, off the coast of Guiana. There he was kept until brought back to undergo a new trial ordered by the court of cassation. A Bloody Duel. Paris—The scene of tumultuous dis order which marked the enactment of the law restoring Alfred Dreyfus to the army was followed by a bloody duel in which Under Secretary of State Sarraut was dangerously wound ed by the sword of M. Puglieai-Conti. The duel assumed the aspect of a veritable conflict between the govern ment and the opposition, as M. Sar raut’s seconds were Ministers Clem enceau and Thomson, while M. Pug liesi-Conti’s were M. Millevoye and Gen. Jacquart, who were drawn from the elements which bitterly resist the government’s rehabilitation of Drey fus. Dreyfus Reinstated. Despite this sanguinary conflict, laws were finally enacted by the chamber of deputies reinstating Drey fus, who obtains the rank of a chief of squadron of artillery, and Picquart, who is made a brigadier-general. Both houses were overwhelmingly favora ble to Dreyfus and Picquart. , Jett Confesses He Killed Marcum. Beattyville, Ky.,—Curtis Jett took the witness stand in the Hargis trial, admitted the assassination of Marcum, and told the manne • in which the crime was committed. "Mr. Marcum had prosecuted me in several cases, and was my bitterst enemy, and I am the man who killed him,” said Jett. The Sultan of Morocco 'III. Paris—A dispatch to the Echo de Paris from Tangier say* the sultan of Morocco is seriously ill of typhoid fe ver. Singers and dancers are execut ing symbolic songs and dances before Mm, with the object of driving away the evil spirits which are believed to be causing Ms illnesa. Bourke Cockran to Wed. Manila—The announcement Is made of the engagement of Miss Annie Ide, daughter of Gov.-Gen. Ide, and Bourke Cockran. The wedding will occur la WasMngton next fall. The Vatican Crumbling. Rome—It has long been known that some parts of the Vatican are ia bad condition, but it has just been discov ered that the palace is practically falling to pieces. Even the corner where the pope’* apartment Is situat ed needs strengthening, and the pon tiff is moving out. Hearet Will Run Independent. New York—Representative William R. Hearet has made it known through hie friends that he will run as an in dependent democratic candidate for governor ’ this fall.' # l Telegrams Say That=== j Denver making great preparations to receive Elks. Gotham ice trust will raise prices, claiming shortage. Total bank clearings of country past week, $2,844,129,002. Ohio laundry trust indicted at Cin cinnati. Mexican dollars are quoted at 50*4 cents. Plan to celebrate St. Louis centen nial as city in 1909. Mississippi river water will be used to christen Duke of Manchester. Roosevelt family go on picnic; pres ident rows skiff ten miles. Harry Thaw’s mother must provide funds for his defense. Interstate commerce commission starts grain rate probe. Northern Mexico has floods of al most unparalleled severity. Nearly 20 militiamen overcome Dp heat on march at Springfield, 111. Bradstreet says volume of future or ders unusually large for season. Judge Reinhart, vice-president ol Indiana state university, dead. Crude petroleum'found disinfectant in India’s plague. T. M. Campbell broken down in campaign for governor of Texas. Chicago brokers propose giving Equitable trust new start. Rev. Dr. Charles Gross, 72, died at Fort Wayne, Ind. Indian territory Indians will vote for delegates to- constitutional con Ten tion. Registration for Shoshone lands be gins July 16. Heavy rains wash out railroad tracks near Shawnee, Okla. Cullom and Yates confer with lieu tenants in Chicago. Former Mayor Bidaman, of Terre Haute, fined 1 cent for contempt. At Mulhall, Okla., mule kicked Karl Norris, 17, of St. Louis, to death. Lincoln republicans and democrats fuse in Pennsylvania. United States Senator Wetmore, Rhode Island, wants re-alection. Henry Henderson, Montgomery, Ala., killed wife and her defender. Men who killed wlfe-beater at Evansville, Ind., to be prosecuted. Father Sherman says co-education is “nothing short of ghastly." . J. M. Briggs, Gnaymaa, Mexico, will spend $5,006,000 to cure self of leprosy. The St. Louis school board scores book combine. Forsythe, Mo., will get a Southern Presbyterian college. Rev. R. J. Pry, Lawton, Okla., killed his brother-in-law. Deb Stephens. Harry Thaw, slayer of Sanford White, insists that he is sane. Brazil has reduced its duty on American flour. England investigates jam factories; bad as United States packing houses. Ten roads will construct terminal facilities at Kansas City. At San Antonio, Tex., a live wire killed Miss Saledad YaMez. J. S. Studebaker heirs, Logansport, Ind., Dunkards, settle out of court Quakes In New Mexico. Albuquerque, N.' M.—Two distlnet shocks of earthquake were felt here and at Socorro, San JJarcial and oth er towns south of Albuquerque. Con siderable damage was done to build ings. This was the second seismic disturbance at Socorro within ten days, and people axe Bleeping out ol doors. MOTHER MURDERED WITH BABE IN ARMS—TRAGEDY AT BOONEVILLE, MISS. Jim Graham Shoots Down Mrs. Love less—Claimed She Got Him in Trouble With His Wife. Booneville, Miss.—Jim Graham shot and killed Mrs. Sam Loveless at the home of her father, Joe Barnett, his near neighbor; went immediately to his own home and attempted suicide with laudanum, and after being revived by physicians was brought here and sent on to Corinth to escape the vengeance of a mob that was quickly forming to lynch him for his terrible crime. Graham went to Barnett’s and asked permission to use the telephone. This being granted him by Mrs. Barnett, Graham tried to call the exchange, and failing, hung up the receiver, saying: “I can’t get anyone.” Mrs. Loveless was seated on the porch nursing her young baby, her elder child playing about her knees. As he passed out of the house Graham spied her, and walking to where she sat, drew his pistol and shot her through the heart, exclaiming: “You have been telling lies on me, d—n you, and got me in trouble with my wife; I'll fix you so you won't lie on anyone else.” The first shot killed the woman in stantly, and as she fell and rolled to her side, gasping in death, Graham fired into her body again. Miss Barnett, who is about grown, came out of the house at the sound of the first shot, and started towards Gra ham, who turned on her and fired, the bullet going wide of its mark. She ran from him, and the household being now aroused and rushing to the scene, he fled to his own home. As soon as he arrived he swallowed the contents of a bottle of laudanum, but there was not enough of the drug to kill him. Physi cians were immediately summoned from Booneville, and in a very short while they had restored him to normal con rtitinnc FAMILY ALMOST WIPED OUT Crime Supposed to Have Been Com mitted by Negroes. Charlotte, N. C.—The family of Isaac Lyerly, was practically exterminated at midnight last night. Isaac Lyerly and his wife, John Lyerly, a son aged 10, and Alice Lyerly, a daughter aged 5, were murdered with an ax as they slept. Mary and Addie Lyerly, aged 14 and 9, respectively, were sleeping on the second floor of the home and escaped the wholesale slaughter. Suspected of being guilty of the crime, five negro tenants on the Lyerly farm have been jailed. The Lyerly family retired at the usual hour last night. Shortly after midnight, Mary, the eldest giri, de tected smoke in her room on the upper floor, and calling her sister Addie to accompany her, she descended the stairs for the purpose of ascertaining the trouble. The scene which met their gaze vjien they entered the room of their parents is indescrible. On one bed lay the father and brother, both cold in death, their foreheads having been crushed by a heavy blow from an ax. In another part of the same room lay the lifeless form of the mother, her skull likewise crushed with the same heavy weapon. On the bed with the mother lay Alice, the baby, her brains oozing out from a deathly wound in the forehead. To add to the horror of the scene the bed on which Mrs. Lyerly and the child lay was in a blaze, the bed having been saturated with oil and fired by the mur derers in an effort to burn the house in order to hide their crime. Both bodies were badly burned before the flames could be extinguished by the two girls, who fought bravely to save the lifeless remains of their loved ones. Suspicion immediately fastened upon the tenants on the farm, who had threatened Lyerly because he had har vested his wheat crop after it had been Vi\r thpm -o- v . indianTcotton tree Becomes a New Factor in the Spin ning Trade. Washington.—The bureau of com merce and labor calls attention to s discovery which it is claimed will revo lutionize the cotton industry of India by increasing the cotton production of that country. J. R. Spence, of the Wellas cotton plantation, Deese, India, in an article in the London Commercial Intelligencer, says: “I have had the good fortune to dis cover that there exists a tree, practi cally indigenous, at present growing in various parts of the Madras and Bom bay presidencies, which produces cot ton infinitely superior, both in classifi cation and staple, to American cotton, and in classification alone cannot be equalled in Egypt. Wanted to Sit Behind the Roosevelts Oyster Bay, N. Y.—President and Mrs. Roosevelt attended service this morning at Christ Church, as is their custom. Mrs. Esac, who has made fre quent visits to Oyster Bay for the pur pose of obtaining an interview with Mrs. Roosevelt, went to the church and demanded that she be shown to a seat immediately behind the presidential party. She was given a seat on the op posite side, where she remained for a short time and went outside, where she waited until the president went away, without making any demonstration. Blackburn for Governor. Paducah, Ky.—Former Congressman C. K. Wheeler stated tonight that United States Senator Joe Biackburn would announce for governor before next Saturday night, and that Ollie James will not make the race. He will oppose Hager, the administration can didate. Many prominent Democrats had asked Wheeler to run, being as sured of Blackburn’s support, but he says he is out of public life. Black burn and his friends will hold a confer ence in Louisville within a few days. . Investing in Mississippi Dirt. A party of Illinois homeseekers and capitalists have just made an extensive trip through the Mississippi delta and the southwestern counties of the State. It is understood that members of the party made quite a number of realty deals during tHeir tour. Parties of homeseekers and capital ists have become so common in the State during the past year that they attract very little attention. Especially in the delta counties are heavy invest ments being made in timber and farm ing lands, and within the next year many thousands of acres of wild tim bered tracts will be placed in shape for cultivation. In the pinev woods coun ties the purchases of timber tracts are less frequent than formerly, owing tc the disinclination to sell during the era of high prices. _ C. O. D. Fight Renewed. In the amended bill filed with Judge Niles of the Federal court, bv tho Har vest King Distilling Company, renew ing the fight for a mandatory injunc tion to compel the American Express Company to accept and deliver C. O. D. liquor shipments, the court is also asked to pass on the validity of that ^ clause of the Mississippi privilege tax a law imposing a privilege tax of $5.90C on each local express office handling C. O. D. liquor shipments. This is aimed at the main defense of the c*m mon carrier, shipments of liquor hav ing been refused chiefly on the ground that the express company is so heavily penalized by the State that it cannot afford to deliver C. O. D. liquor in this State. _ Suit for Damages. Suit has been brought at Jackson by Hannah Jefferson against the Illinois Central Railroad Company for damages in tho sum of $1,"100. The plaintiff’s declaration avers that she was a pas senger for Terry, the train passing that station about 2 a.m.,'but that owing to the short stop she was not able to em bark, but was put off two miles below the station and had to walk back to the town, over a lonely road. Pardoned by the Governor. The governor issued apardonto Will Rutland, a young man, and a life term convict, sent up from Lincoln county in 1899 for murder. Rutland was still in his^ teens when he killed another young man of about his own age, and the cir cumstances were such that he was in dicted, found guilty, and received the life sentence. He is just past 21, and the prison officials report him to have been one of the most exemplary and willing men of the prison population. Lumbermen Meet. The session of the South Mississippi Lumbermen's Association held at Hat tiesburg was of brief duration, there being a small attendance. It was de cided that in order for the association to accomplish results it would be neces sary to increase the membership, and after adopting plans to interest the lill men and buyers of the territory an adjournment was had until Aug. 15. West Point Bonds Floated. The city of West Point has just dis posed of $30,000 worth of school house bonds to Cincinnati parties at a pre mium of $1,225, the bonds bearing 4 per cent, interest. This is an excep tional premium upon municipal bonds, and puts a stamp of approval upon West Point’s credit. Change in College Ownership. Dr. I. W. Cooper, president of Whit worth college, at Brookhaven, has pur chased the interest of Rev. H. C. Haw kins in the institution, and Mr. Hawkins severs his connection with the college. The business arrangement also con cludes Dr. Cooper’s connection with Port Gibson Female college, of which Mr. Hawkins will have sole charge. Farmers’ Institute. President Brown of the Yazoo Coun ty Farmers’ Union announces that a farmers’ institute will be held in Yazoo City on Tuesday, July 24, under the supervision of Prof. E. R. Loyd of the Agricultural and Mechanical College. Observation Tower. The Vicksburg National Military Park commission has been given au thority from the war department to erect an 80-foot steel observation tower in the park. The tower will afford the chance to see for many miles around Vicksburg. _ Crops Need Rain. The farmers around Mt. Pleasant cannot figure out more than an 80 per cent cotton crop, and unless timely rains are received the corn crop will be # almost a total failure. Gulf Coast Chautauqua. * The Gulf Coast Chautauqua held a.1m Gulfport, which has just closed, was fW brilliant success. * Revival at Potts Camp. A revival was held at Potts Camp, the services being conducted by Rev. Robert Clark of Columbus. Much in terest was manifested in the meeting. There were twenty-one additions to the church. State Fair. The directors of the State Fair As sociation are quite hopeful as to the prospects for the 1906 exposition, with sufficient capital in sight and on hand to carry out all their plans, and to make the fair the most complete ever given. Accidentally Shot. Little Estelle Dudley was accident ally shot at Utica with a 22-gauge rifle. The little girl and several other chil dren were playing with the loaded gun, when it accidentally exploded. The ball entered her cheek and came out through the mouth. Special Judge. Z. P. Landrum was appointed special judge by the governor to preside over the circuit at West Point. The critical illness of Judge Dunn’s wife prevented his attendance.