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The Tupelo Journal
Published Weekly. >B- • ■ i .n.' " ■ . —■-,'J-ass i TUPELO, s : i : : MIS3ISSIPPL The national debt is $925,159,250, so this is not a blllion-dollar country in one important respect. Commercial travelers' licenses in the Britsh South African colonies and protectorates amount to $600 a year. If Dr. Osier will head off the winter weather recollections of the oldest in habitant which are about due, we will forgive him. Even nature seems in league with Croesus. Klondike’s increased out put adds its golden stream to the tide of prosperity. Says Count Boni, “It is immaterial to me what the American press say about me.” The proud indifference of a superior soul, doubtless. An Alton woman who asserts she was married while stupefied by pois oned confections now realizes that she made a mistake in her “candy man.’’ With seats on the New York Stock exchange selling at $82,000, brokers remarks the Pittsburg Press, should now execute their orders standing. Cambridge, Mass., provides for privilege of study and travel one year in seven for the public school teach ers. A teacher draws a part salary and lias regular position on return. The question of how long it will take to exhaust the coal deposits in the earth is not of as much import ance as that more intimate problem, how long the deposit in the cellar will last. On hearing from Professor Lowell that the people of Mars are suffering from thirst, the Kentucky colonels request him to extend^to them the as surance of their most distinguished commiseration. Diamonds are reported to be going down in price. This is probably due to the fact that general prosperity has made it possible for so many people to have diamonds that they have become common. A woman who is going to Java in quest of the missing link probably will not find it, but, says the Phila delphia Ledger, she may learn how the consumption of Java coffee man ages to exceed the product. The New York authorities are car rying out a scheme for giving each class of animals a scenic background reminiscent of its native habitat. So, by and by, the zoo will be not only a menagerie but an art gallery. John Holland, submarine torpedo boat inventor, reports that he is now at w'ork on a submarine monster against whose attack there can be no defence, and which will put all war ships out of business. He ought to be made an honorary member of the universal peace society, remarks the Boston Herald. Speaking at Carlisle, the bishop of that city said he was against abbrevi ations on principle. “At Birmingham recently there was a considerable pro portion of the people so busy that they could not spare the time when speak ing about the year to say 1901, but articulated sharply nineteen one. I am persuaded abbreviation^ have an unwholesome effect on men’s minds. ’ Eight years ago an Italian was con demned to ten years’ imprisonment for manslaughter. He escaped, and '"was not heard of until recently, when it was found that he had built a cell in his own house, had constituted a servant his jailer, and had faithfully executed sentence upon himself. The trouble is that the government will not count his years as amateur pris oner. He will have to begin now to serve his term in official incarceration. Borings l,000 feet deep in New Or leans have encountered nothing more solid than mud. sand and a little thin clay; hence the problem of making safe foundations for the piers of a giant railroad bridge which is soon to be built across the Mississippi near the city is a hard one for engineering science. The piers will rest on tim ber caissons, each measuring over 60 feet by 126 and 140 feet high. The bottoms of these caissons will be 170 feet below the surface of the river. Franz Rakoczy, who led an insur rection in Hungary from 1703 to 1711, died an exile in Turkey. He was de clared a traitor by a law passed in 1715. The act was repealed by the Hungarian parliament last month, and the remains of the great leader were taken from Constantinople and re buried with great honors in Buda pest. The ceremonies lasted four days. Rakoczy had to wait A long time for official recognition of his patriotism, but it has come at last. Governors of New Hampshire are elected by a majority vote; that is, the successful candidate must have more votes than are given to all of his opponents combined. If he lack one of a majority the legislature has to choose the governor. In the other states a plurality elects, and it some times happens that the successful can didate receives only a few hundred more than one-third of the total vote cast. This year the New Hampshire legislature will have to elect the gov ernor, as no candidate received a ma jority. As an illustration of the violence that was once common during politi cal campaigns in England is a quaint bill from a lawyer, after an election in Andover in 1768: “To being thrown out of the George Inn, Andover, to my legs being thereby broken, to surg eon’s bill and loss of time and busi ness, $2,500.” The United States is now sending each year to India by direct ship ment about $50,000 worth, of pumps and pumping machinery, most of which is imported through Bombay. WOMAN SUFFRAGISTS MEET. Convention Held in Memphis—Dis tinguished Women Attend. Platform of Principles. A meeting of Southern woman suffrag ists was held in the parlors of the Pea body Hotel, Memphis, December 19-20, composed of representative and progress ive women from several Southern States. The conference lasted two days, and was characterized by such an earnestness of purpose and devotion to principle as is rarely seen in the latter-day convoca tions of either sex. Miss Laura Clay, president of the Kcnteky Equal Rights Association, was chairman of the meeting. Other South ern women distinguished for educational, reform and philanthropic work, who were present were Miss Helle Kearney, of Mis sissippi, world’s organizer for the W. C. T. U.; Mrs. I.ide Meriwether, a pioneer worker for the woman’s cause in Tennes see; Mrs. Nannie Curtis, a W. C. T. U. speaker of national repute; Mrs. Hala Hammond Butt, president of the Missis sippi Woman Suffrage Association, and Mrs. Jenuie Hart Sibley, president of the Georgia Equal Suffrage Association. The following platform embodying both a declaration of principles and state ment of purpose, with plan of work, was adopted: “We, the members of the Conference of Southern Women Suffragists, in ses sion at Memphis, Tenn., state our pur pose: Declaring our adherence to the principles of political liberty guaranteed to the American people by the funda mental principles of our government, we affirm that they should not be limited by sex. ‘ “Believing that public affairs should be guided by the intelligent, we declare for suffrage with an educational quali fication, and urge the enfranchisement of all women who can read and write. “We ask for the ballot as a solution of the race problem. There are over six hundred thousand more white women in the Southern States than all the negro men and women combined. If the women of the South were enfranchised it would insure a permanent and enor mous preponderance of the white race in politics, and would preclude the neces sity for any doubtful expedients to min imize the negro vote. “We ask for the ballot because stu dents of industrial conditions affirm that the lack of direct political power is a factor in the comparatively low wages of the six million wage-earning women in “We ask for the ballot as the strong est insurance against child labor tinder conditions destructive to the best devel opment of the men and women of the future. “We recommend that women petition the Legislatures to grant them Presiden tial suffrage, since the United States Constitution empowers each State to ap point Presidential electors in such man ner as the Legislature thereof may di rect. “We recommend, further, that Legisla tures be petitioned to submit to the elect ors Constitutional amendments granting full suffrage to women.” Why She HaS Headaches. “It is so strange, doctor,” complained a woman patient, recently, “that when I have had a perfectly good night’s sleep I should so often wake up with head ache.” “How many pillows do you have under your head?” asked the physician. “One thin pillow,” was the answer. “Try two fairly thick ones,” the doc tor advised, adding that many conges tive iieadaches were caused by people sleeping with their heads too low. The blood settles in t!tf“ head, and the suf ferer wakes with a dull feeling of throb bing pain. Persons subj t to catarrhal headache should be careful to have their heads high enough at night.—Harper's Bazar. How to Iron Tablecloths. Tablecloths should he ironed on both sides. If they are of good quality, are well moistened, and then ironed until dry, they will have quite enough stiff ness and gloss. If they are worn so thin that they become limp by once using, take what stareh i3 left after the other clothes have been starched and dilute it with water enough to rinse the table cloth. Drv, sprinkle and iron as usfcial. The thinned starch is just enough to give some body to the soft old linen.— Harper’s Bazar. There have been many arguments dur ing the last few weeks as to whether the the name of the earthquake smitten country should he spelled Chili or Chile. Chile is the Spanish and Chilean form. The name is commonly explained as an old Peruvian word for snow, the allusion being to the Andes, but "turn nas aiso been identified as a native South Ameri can word, “ehiri.” meaning cold—which would make it really the “chilly” coun try. As to the meaning of “Ondes” there is plenty of choice. The word has been variously interpreted as signifying the haunt of the tapir, the region of copper, the home of ;the Anti tribe and the site of the “on denes,” the Spanish gardens on the mountain terraces. ITEMS OF INTEREST. In reference to the statement that $4, 000 was the highest fee Mme. Patti ever received, Col. Mapleson writes to a Lon don paper to say that he and his father paid the prima donna in America $5,000 for each performance. Railroad building in the Namti Valley, China, is more destructive to human life than ever was the case with the work on the isthmian canal. Consul T. Haynes, of Nanking, reports that the death rate in that valley in China is 70 per cent, of the total number of men employed. Nearly one-half the fishes caught in the Indian ocean by the Sladen trust deep sea exploring expedition belong to the species not heretofore described in any book. Enormous specimens were found of black corals, the rarest of all corals. One consignment of game from Ne braska received in Chicago a few years since contained eighteen barrels of prai rie chickens—from a locality where they were and are now comparatively scarce. A rough estimate of tTle number of these birds killed in Nebraska last year was placed at 5,000,000, of which all but 1, 000,000 were for shipment out of the State. The custodian of the Royal Library in Vienna found, the other day, in a pile of unassorted parchment, a valuable manu script of the thirteenth century—about 300 lines of versified translation of the 'Bible into the Bavarian-Alemanic dia leet, made by Rudolph von Eins, in Switzerland. Its importance lies in the fact that this was really the first Bible version into German. Attributing his failure at the last French elections to the frequent break ing down of his motor car, a candidate has brought suit against a motor manu facturer and claims $2,000 damages. m ROMEO AND JULIET—ALL STAR PERFORMANCE. -A Rumor has It that Ida Tarbell la going on the stage. Now if John D. would act Romeo to her Juliet! SCHMITZ* NEW MOVE j EFFORT TO GET CASE OUT OF JUDGE DUNNE’S DEPARTMENT. TRIAL IN ANOTHER COURT Argument That the Mayor Wants Speedy Hearing Separate and Apart from Ruef. San Francisco, Cal.—A new move has been made by the attorneys for Mayor Schmitz in the indictment case. Notice has been filed with the district attorney that they have moved that the presiding judge in the supe rior court transfer the mayor's case from Judge Dunn’s department to some other department. The motion will be argued before Judge Graham to day. The arguments Schmitz advances in an affidavit attached to this mo tion are that he wants a “speedy trial” separate and apart from Ruef. The Reason Stated. The affidavit states “that by reason of the earthquake and fire of April, 1906, and the result thereof, and of the —__i. 1, __ _: „ „ ,.„i j »U.. 1 i V/V V iJ V I1VU I 1 UiilU, VUV V»VJ uuu county is in a most deplorable condi tion, and the affiant should, therefore, be permitted to have an immediate trial so that he may, as mayor, imme diately devote himself to alleviating said conditions and perform the other duties of his office.” The Japanese controversy and other matters are referred to as requiring the mayor’s attention. The mayor’s attorneys filed docu ments demanding severance of all legal relations between Ruef and Schmitz as far as the five extortion indictments are concerned, but made no verbal argument. YAQUI INDIANS ON RAMPAGE. Kill Eight Mexicans and Do Other Devilment. El Paso, Tex.—The details of the Yaqui Indian outbreaks at Lencho, a station on the Cananea, Ya qui River & Pacific railroad, a branch of the Southern Pacific in Sonora, Mex., on Saturday night, in which 8 Mexicans were killed and all tent houses burned, have been received here. No Americans were killed. Re ports from the same vicinity tell of murders and outrages perpetrated by the Yaquis on Thursday and Friday nights. The victims were all Mexi cans, who were taken by surprise on their lonely ranches. A Ml I I lAhl Ainr DDCU/CD II I Adolphus Busch, of St. Louts, Down with Pneumonia. St. Louis, Mo.—Adolphus Busch, the millionaire b rewer, is critically ill with pneumonia. Three physicians have been at his bedside since Wednesday night, when Mr. Busch was taken suddenly ill. One of the physicians, when asked about Mr. Busch’s condition, replied: “Well, anybody knows that a man 67 years old, with pneumonia, is in a very serious condition.” TAKEN FROM HIS ENGINE. Strikers on Southern Pacific Remove a Fireman. New Orleans, La.—John Goldreaux, a Southern Pacific locomotive fire man, w'alked into Opelousas, La., after having been taken from his en gine by masked men 22 miles outside of town. Four masked and armed men boarded the engine during a stop and, despite the fact that Goldreaux hid himself, they found and dragged him off the engine. Four Asphyxiated by Escaping Gas. Niagara Falls, Ont—James Harris, his wife, thirteen-year-old-son and 3-year-old daughter, were asphyxiated by natural gas which escaped from a stove in their home here. Their 11 year-old daughter is in a precarious condition from the effects of inhaling gas. Fire In 8t. Louis. St. Louis.—Fire greatly damaged the Chemical building. It broke out in the top stories of the skyscraper. ACCUSE COTTON EXCHANGE GROWERS WANT GOVERNMENT TO ISSUE FRAUD ORDER. Southerners Ask Officials to Bar the New York Concern From e Mails. Washington. C.—Efforts are be Rg made by i cotton growers of the South to h v the postoffice de partment .jsue a fraud order against the New Yo * Cotton Exchange and forbid it the use of the mails. The matter will be brought to the attention of the department officials within a short time. A joint commit tee of the Southern Cotton Growers’ Protective Association, of which Har vie Jordan of Atlanta is president, and the Co-oporative Farmers' Educational Union, with a membership of 8,000, 000, is now drawing up the charges. Representative Lon Livingston of Georgia recently called the attention of the department of agriculture to what he asserted to be gross irregular ities. Secretary Wilson was told that because of the practice of the Cotton Exchange $14,000,000 had been lost to the cotton growers of tha South in a single year. Mr. Wilson advised Rep resentative Livingston that the de partment of agriculture could do noth ing and that the only remedy lay in the postoffice department. Because of discrimination of the New York Cotton Exchange, it is 0111*1 f5V-U» *- no 1V.O U1 Opv l V.UUUU If! generally 100 points higher in New York than in New Orleans, with all the natural advantages in favor of the latter place. LAWRENCE LEBERG LYNCHED. Taken from Jail at Las Animas, Col., and Hanged to a Pole. Pueblo, Col.—A special dispatch the Chieftain from Las Animas, Col says: Lawrence Leberg w»as lynched here for the murder of Henry Laven myer by a mob of masked men. About forty men entered the jail and easily overpowered the sheriff and two other officers, and locked them securely in a room of the building. Then the men went to the cell oc cupied by Leberg, struck the shackles from his limbs, and took him from the jail. They formed a procession and proceeded a short distance from the jail and hanged Leberg to a tele graph pole. Before the mob reached the jail Leberg heard them coming. He arose from his cot, dressed himself, and coolly awaited the coming of the avengers of Lavenmeyer's death. The leader of the mob made no effort to disguise himself, and it is declared that the ringleaders are known to the jail officials. Emperor’s Fourth Con to Wed. Berlin—P-incess Alexandra Vic toria, of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonder burg-Glucksburg, has been betrothed frince Augustus Wilhelm, fourth son of Emperor William. Princess Alex andra is the second dauhter of Duke Frederick of Schleswi-Holstein-Sonder burg-Glucksburg. President Cassatt Dead. Philadelphia, Pa —President Alexan der J. Cassatt of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company died suddenly in his home Friday afternoon. The an nouncement of his death was made from his office shortly before 2 o’clock. Former Paying Teller Sentenced. Kansas City, Mo.—William C. An derson, former assistant paying teller of the First National bank of this city, pleaded guilty in the criminal court here to the charge of embezzling $9,000 of the bank's funds and was sentenced to four years in the peni tentiary. Severe Weather In Austria-Hungary. Vienna, Austria.—Heavy snowstorms throughout Austria-Hungary for three days have resulttd in several deaths from freezing. Depew Was There. New York, N. Y.—A dinner was given' In honor of Whitelaw Reid, am bassador to Great Britain, at the Union League club. Cornelius N. Bliss, pres ident of the club, acted as toastmaster, and United States Senator Chauncey M. Depew made a short address. A Bishop Fined in France. Nancy, France.—The correctional court here has fined Bishop Tet rinaz $10 for striking a gendarme dur ing his expulsion from the episcopal residence. RATHER EMBARRASSING WASHINGTON HA8 NOT "ACCEPT ED" DURAND'S SUCCESSOR. BRYCE’S APPOINTMENT HELD Belief That the Retiring Ambassador Does Not Desire to Go to House of Lords. London, Eng.—The United States is causing British officialdom consid erable embarrassment through its failure to send in Its acceptance of the appointment of James Bryce as am bassador to Washington. This must be received before the official an nouncement of the appointment can bo published. The appointment had been admitted by the foreign office, and Mr. Bryce has announced it in a latter to his constituents, but the proc lamation of the king is lying on a desk awaiting a cablegram from Washing ton. The moment this message is re ceived, a special gazette will be is sued, and formal information sent to the press. The present occurrence is most unusual in Great Britain, where it is very rare for an appointment of this kind to be made public until its publication in the gazette. Sir Henry’s Future. While it is not known what the cabinet wMl decide, it is pointed out that, although Sir Henry is retiring from Washington, it does not necessa rily follow that he will entirely sever his connection with the imperial serv ice. “Thprp is no riinlnmnHr* nnaitinn open at present,” said an official, “but there are many posts for which Sir Henry is admirably suited, and it is more likely that he will take one of these, rather than go to the house of lords.” Nothing has been decided in the matter of a peerage for James Bryce, and in this case also the general be lief is that he will continue to be plain Mr. Bryce, both because of his own inclination, and because of the opinion that America would prefer it. SISTERS FIGHT A DUEL. Cuban Maidens, in Love With Same Youth, Fight With Postcls. Havana, Cuba. — According to a report received here, Moria Mlgalgu ez, who lived on a farm near Las La jas, was killed in a revolver duel with her sister, Carmen, several days ago, as the result of her love for a man Juananillo, who worked on a plan tation near by. It appears that both sisters, who had always been devoted to each oth er, became infatuated with the young Cuban and that he divided his atten tions between them. According to the report, the sisters had their first open quarrel a few days ago and left the house together at daylight. Car men came back alone. . Investigation showed that each had armed herself with a revolver before leaving and that they had gone to a lonely tobacco field. The body of Moria was found there by the guards. Juananillo has disappeared. A WORD FROM MRS. SAGE. Will Not Distribute Money Every where and to Everybody. New York, N. Y.—Mrs. Russell Sage nas given out a statement in wmcn she declared that It was not her Intention to distribute immediate ly the money left by her husband, and much less does she intend to distribute it everywhere and to everybody. She declared that she has at her own doors plenty of cases of need which have a nearer claim on her than the people of other cities whose needs, she be-, lleves, can and should be met by phil anthropic persons in those states. CHRISTMAS AT WHITE HOUSE. Roosevelt Children Had Mrrry Time Until Nearly Midnight. Washington D. ,C. — The White House was brilliantly lighted for the annual Christmas dinner. The presi dent and Mrs. Roosevelt had as their guests Representative and Mrs. Nich olas Longworth. The doors leading into the state dining room and the blue and red rooms were thrown open, and the Roosevelt children had a mer ry time until nearly midnight. A de tachment of twenty members of the United States marine band furnished music for the occasion. Judge Overpowers Insane Assailant. Chicago, 111.—A desperate effort was made to shoot Judge Charles S. Cutting of the probate court by Frank F. Ellerbrock of this city, who Is believed insane. Judge Cutting es caped injury as if by a miracle. He overpowered his assailant after a nerce lignt. ±utj muucui utcuiieu at the entrance to the court room. Escaped Prisoner Found in Hotel. Cincinnati, Ohio.—Hugh G. Gast right, one of the nine prisoners who escaped from the Hamilton county jail Sunday, has been recaptured at a hotel here, where, he stated, he had been staying since his escape. The Crown Prince Needs Curbing. Belgrade, Servia.—It is reported that the king contemplates the pro mulgation of an edict on Jan. 3 ar rogating to himself absolute authority over all his relatives, including the notorious Crown Prince George. Mexican Revolutionist Sentenced. Tombstone, Arizona.—In the United States court Thomas Espinos, a Mexican revolutionist, was sentenced by Judge Down to serve two years in the territorial penitentiary and to pay $1,000 fine. This closes the Arizona cases against the revolutionists. Receiver for a Railroad. New York, N. Y.—Financiers of this city, representing a cash invest ment of upward of $1,000,000, have had a receiver appointed for the Mobile, Jackson ft Kansas City Railroad Co. | TERSE TELEGRAMS j Veterans will ask legislature tor appropriation to erect memorial at Vicksburg to Missouri troops. Baseball clubs select training grounds, five major league aggrega tions picking Texas in which to get into trim. Frisco system arranges to turn over to Illinois Central at Memphis all St. Louis and New Orleans traffic. Promotion from brigadh|- to major general said to lie between Funstou and Wint; Bell to succeed Leo Wednesday. Government official declares war may be necessary to establish peace in Cuba; general staff makes elabo rate plans for invasion of island. Speaker Cannon wins fight for precedence over chief justice of su preme court at social functions. Hitchcock pushes Indian Commis sioner Leupp aside and takes terri tory reins. Illinois teachers, in state meeting at Springfield, urge complete revision of school system. Parkinson named pres ident. Prices of yellow pine lumber are advanced and manufacturers say they welcome investigation by government. Roosevelt’s big stick tactics nipped Panama revolution plot. Fifteen an archists jailed before isthmus visit. Leavenworth soldiers give evidence to army officers regarding’ riot on street car, claiming they were not to blame. A number have been placed under arrest. Standard Oil Co.’s counsel chal lenged right of government to sub poena officials and requests court to quash action. Lumber trust to be probed by de partment of commerce and labor in St. Louis, Kansas City and Chicago Mexican revolution plot engulfs prominent members of liberal party. Wholesale arrests. Henry F. Frick is elected a director of the Pennsylvania, and Pittsburg has a rumor that he may succeed Presi dent Cassatt. Senator Sulberson, of Texas, backs up Roosevelt and declares the presi dent was justified in dismissing negro troops. Root declares state department lacks expert assistance in coping with foreign trade menace. System lack ing and methods antiquated. Bureau of American republics plans railroad system from Alaska to Cape Horn. Oklahoma Delegate McGuire asks president to hold up judgeship ap pointment in new state, pending ascer tainment of best interests. Midnight mass is held clandestinely in Paris and Christmas eve passed without demonstration. Seekers of patronage in consular service are jolted by Secretary Root, who applies civil service rules to all possible positions. Order of railway conductors adopt resolutions protesting against the pro posed 16-hour law. Chairman Knapp, of the interstate commerce commission, says car short age is acute In southwest, but rail road’s increase of wages will largely solve problem. F. M. Gardner, assistant cashier ol the Meehanics-American National .bank, St. Louis, dies suddenly after breakfast at family reunion. Ten are killed in train wreck on the Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie railroad. Commonwealth Trust Co. of St. Louis takes steps to foreclose mort gage on terminals of Toledo, O. Bishop Charles H. Fowler, one ol the foremost Methodists in America, is lying at death’s door in New York. Panama canal commission reports that there is not a case of yellow fever on the isthmus and Americans stand climate well. American horsemen are lucky in their campaigns in France. 'TRAGEDY IN COLORED REGIMENT. Sergeant Kills a Corporal at Fort Sheridan Over a Woman. Chicago. 111.—In the presence of four troops of the Fort Sheridan squadron ot the Ninth cavalry, who had just begun their Christmas dinner in the dining hall of the fort, Sergeant John Griffin, of Troop I, shot and al most instantly killed Corporal William Taylor of the same troop. Both the men, who are colored, quarreled over a woman, and the shooting followed. Taylor received th? bullet through his breast, and died on the way from the dining hall to the hospital. A rigid investigation has been ordered by Maj. Macomb. “A court-martial in time of peace cannot sentence a man to death,” said Maj. Macomb. If Griffin Is to be tried for murder, and that is what he ought to be tried for, the case will go to the United States court.” First Bride of Kendall, Tex., Dead. Barne, Tex.—Mrs. Margaret Zoeller, aged 80, died here. She was the wid ow of Philip H. Zoeller, and tyas the first bride in Kendall county, being married in 1853. Court-Martial Postponed. San Antonio, Tex.—It is announced by Brigadier General McCaskey, at Fort Sam Houston, that the court-mar tial in the cases of Maj. Penrose and Capt. Macklin in the Brownsville riots had been postponed to Feb. 4. Gave Life to Cave Others. New York, N. Y.—Thomas Brown, a foreman, was buried under tons of sand in the Long Island City end of the Belmont East river tunnel. He de layed too long to make sure of the es cape of his men. A Wabash Dividend Passed. New York, N. Y.—Directors of the Wabash railroad announce that the semi-annual dividend of 3 per cent on the “A” and “B” debenture bonds had been passed, the company’s earnings during the last six months having been insufficient for that purpose. Fire in Philadelphia. Philadelphia, Pa.—Fire ■^I'acUcally destroyed four buildings in the man ufacturing section of the city, and barely damaged four other buildings. The loss is estimated at $250,000. January Weather. The following data, covering a period of nineteen years have been compiled ( from the Weather Bureau records at fifty-six observation stations in Missis sippi. They are issued to show the conditions that have prevailed in the State during January for the above pe riod of years, but must not be con strued as a forecast of the weather con ditions for the month: Mean or normal temperature, 46. The warmest month was that of 1890, with an average of 58. The coldest month was that of 1905, with an average of 40. Some of the highest temperatures re corded were as follows: 84 at Pontotoc in 1898, and 82 at Brookhaven, Kos ciusko and Port Gibson in 1900. Some of the lowest temperatures re corded were as follows: Zero at Bates ville in 1893 and two below at Water In 1897. Average precipitation for the month, 5.39 inches. Average number of days with 0.01 inch, or more, 8. The greatest average monthly pre cipitation was 7.77 inches in 1899. The least average monthly precipita tion was 2.75 inches in 1893. Some of the greatest monthly amounts of precipitation recorded were at fol lows: 13.58 inches at Austin, in 1891, and 13.25 inches at Canton in 1899. The average monthly snowfall ranges from about two inches in the extreme northern counties to a trace in the gulf counties. In January, 1904, snow fell to a depth ranging from nine to twelve* inches in Copiah, Hinds, Kan kin, bcott and Leake counties. Bishop Galloway. The members of the family of Bishop Charles B. Galloway are receiving very encouraging and gratifying reports from him at Tampa, Fla., where he is sojourning for the winter months. If the oresent rate of improvement con tinues, it is felt quite confidently that in a few weeks he will have been re stored to his accus-touied physical vigor and buoyant spirits. Brutally Attacked. While Victor LaFontaine was sitting in his doorway and his baby on his lap, at Lake Shore, near Bay St. Louis, John Garcia opened fire on him with a revolver, two shots perforating the right lung. Garcia then beat his vic tim with the butt of his empty revolver, and tiring of this, used a fence rail. The baby escaped unhurt. Daring Bobbery. Mrs. Hotchkiss, manager of the Hotchkiss Millinery Company at Gre nada, was choked to insensibility and her store robbed by one negro while another stood guard at the door, at about 7 o'clock in the evening. The store is situated on the public square, right in the heart of the business part of the town, and considering the hour and everything, it was one of the most daring deeds that has occurred for a long time. _ George Moves Away. W. T. George, the negro who passed the civil service examination as post office clerk and signified his acceptance of a position in the Hattiesburg post office, moved his family from that place the same day on which his letter of ac ceptance was received by the postmas ter. The people expressed opposition to having a negro in the postoffice where ladies are employed. Meridian Sued. A sensational suit for damages has been filed in the United States court by I. W. Ullman against the city of Meridian for $138,200. The suit is based upon the alleged reconsideration of a contract which the city had en tered into with Ullman for lighting the city for a period of five years and granting a franchise for a lighting com pany. _ Mississippi’s Wealth. The estimated value of all property taxable in Mississippi, as stated by Treasurer Miller, is $500,000,000; the as sessed valuation is $308,155,000.72. The bonded debt outstanding is $1,608,450; the other debt, non-payable trust funds and payable debt outstanding is $2,359, 498.74." _ Old Soldier Dead. Hugh P. Cochran, aged 75, died at Beauvoir Soldiers’ Home. He was a member of Company A, Thirty-fifth Mississippi Infantry. He entered the home July 25, 1905, from Scott county, and had been in feeble health and an inmate of the hospital since his admis sion. The remains were interred in Beauvoir cemetery. Arm Shot Off. Tom Rushing, 12 years of age, while out hunting near Blue Mountain, shot his right arm almost entirely oil by the accidental discharge of both barrels of his gun. _ Judge Fewell Dead. Judge John W. Fewell, chief counsel for Mississippi for the Queen and Cres cent system, embracing the New Or leans and Northeastern, the Vicksburg, Shreveport and Pacific and the Ala bama Great Southern railroad, died at Meridian after a long illness. Dr Calm Found Dead. Dr. E. Cahn was found dead in his room at Grenada. The deceased, who was long prominent in the business life of Grenada, would have been 91 years old if he had lived until March. Desperado Surrenders. Wheeler King, the desperado who killed City Marshal Buchanan at Mt. Olive, surrendered to J. T. Mathison a* Bunker Hill, and was taken to Jack son for safe keeping. Bunker Hill is in the noted Sullivan’s Hollow section. Died From Excitement. W. M. Furr, a prominent citizen, died suddenly at Tocopola. His resi dence caught fire, and in trying to save his home he became very much excited, which was the immediate cause of his death.