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FOR GREATER ... MISSISSIPPI Devoted to the Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Development of the State's Incomparable Resources -OOTeltil Organ of Department, of Agriculture and Commerce. BY H. E. BLAKESLEE. Jackson. 9 ■ ■ — ~ -^C — —-- 9 The old saying “that a community should be judged by its schools and churches,"’ lias been supplemented by the addition of roads with equal impor tance with the two first named. In De cember. 15*06, ttie depart ment of agri culture and commerce issued a bulletin concerning the roads of Mississippi, giving tlie method of working in each county, the cost and result. In Octo ber. 15*07, a second bulletin on the same subject w as issued, and a comparison of the two revealed a satisfactory improve ment in conditions. Today, nine months after the last bulletin was issued, an other would show greatly increased im provement over conditions as compared with the first two. The people of Mis sissippi are fast coming to the conclu sion that the best is none too good for them. If good roads are a convenience and of value they are as much entitled to them as the people of Tennessee and other states. If they can be built for an amount that is commensurate with the means of other states, the same can be done in Mississippi. One of the important matters of vital interest to be discussed by the super visors in their meeting at Jackson on October 28 and 29 will be the subject of road improvement and state aid for same. Several men witli experience will discuss this subject and good is bound to result. The following resolu tion was offered and unanimously pass ed by the meeting on July 14: “Whereas, We, the convention of supervisors of Mississippi, believe that the subject of building good and dura ble public highways throughout the state of Mississippi is a matter of vital interest and importance to our entire citizenship, would lead to the great de velopment of the physical and commer cial resources of the state and redound as a benefaction to posterity; and Whereas, We are advised that some of our sister states have by proper leg islation provided a sufficient fund to enable each county to build a section of “object lesson road," and by this means bring to the knowledge of its citizenship the cost and expediency of such roads, and have by this example stimulated its citizens to build durable roads. Being advised that by the use of such funds great and lasting im provement of the public highways have followed as a consequence, and being profoundly impressed with the neces sity of this particular development of our state: therefore be it Resolved—First, That we respectful ly petition the legislature of the state of Mississippi to enact a law providing for the establishing of a fund of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to enable each county in the state to build a piece of “object lesson road" of suitable length. “Resolved—Second, That we respect fully request our chief executive, His Excellency (lovercor E. F. Noel, to recommend in his next message to the legislature the passage of such laws as will bring every county in the state sufficient funds to build a suitable “ob ject lesson road" and of such length as may afford each county an opportunity of making a test, and being appraised of its practicability and economy in constructing the same.” This resolution explains itself fully except as to the plan under which the fund is to be apportioce 1 it among the counties of the state. It has proven of benefit in other states and would likely be cause of a great improvement to the public roads of Mississippi. The fund might be equitably apportioned ac cording to the taxable valuation in the various counties, and become available wheu the county had appropriated an amount equal with that supplied by the state. Then, too, the United States de partment of agriculture would no doubt give substantial assistance iu building this piece of road. Such has already been done in a few of the counties where the aid had been called for. The UWUVXUUMk v/vuvvt 1 UUU3 i O g 1 u II 1 lJ K with rapid strides and any feasible plan will be heartily supported by the peo ple who are anxious to learn how to make good roads at an expense propor tionate with their ability to pay. * * t * Again attention is eepecially called to the value of small home canning outfits to care for the surplus fruit and veget ables on a farm. They can be had at from $5 up and are easily operated. Thousands of cans of stuff oould be put up each year for use in the winter and the surplus sold in the nearby mar kets. D. D. Jeff coat of Soso, Jones county, has one and was in Laurel re cently engaging 2,000 cans of figs that he had put up. Mr. Jeffcoat liascanned a great deal of fruit and vegetables from his farm this year and will not only have the greatest abundance for his family during the winter but will have considerable for sale. • • • S. L. Mosher of Bryant. Yalobusha county, recently carried to Water Val ley some apples that weighed fully a pound and were grown on his farm near there. John W. Day of Crystal Springs recently brought the writer a basket of apples raised on his farm in Copiah county that could not have been beaten anywhere, and some of them weighed fully a pound. Mr. Day has propagated an apple of his own that is especially adapted to our section and goes to prove that Mississippi can raise good apples if they are properly handled. * * • The board of supervisors of Warren county reduced the assessment on all lands in the county that were over flowed and on which no crops were grown. Fire destroyed $30,000 worth of prop erty at Gunnison, about 20 per cent, of which was covered by insurance. The board of supervisors of Lincoln county let the contract for an addi tional span to the steel bridge across Homochitto river near Union Church, to cost $4,360. Three week* ago inquiry was made through this department concerning bees in Mississippi, as to how many people kept them, how many colonies they had, profits arising from the busi ness, etc. Tlie writer is now in posses sion of the names and addresses of over one thousand people in the state who keep bees in large and small quanti ties. Probably one hundred of these have been written asking their opinion of the advisability of organizing a state bee-keepers association, the benefits to accrue from such an organization, etc.| About forty have replied and all favor the proposed organization. Acting upon that information a meeting for the pur pose of organization has been called for Jackson on Monday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m., at the county court house. This will be during the State Fair und the half rates granted for that occasion can be taken advantage of. An association of this character can be made of great benefit. At this ini tial meeting a program of ten-minute talks on matters of importance and in terest to bee-keepers by men who know will be arranged, and those in attend ance are expected to joiu in the dis cussion. There are over one hundred persons in the state who make bee keeping an important part of their business, as well as thousands who keep from five to fifty colonies. These peo ple are not confined to any particular section of the state, although the prai rie region of East Mississippi report more bees than any other. The delta is not without men who have and care for considerable numbers. The follow ing extract from a letter from Mr. 1’hos. Worthington of Leoto, Wrashing ton county, is offered in support of this: ,l\our letter received. Yes, 1 am very much interested in bees. Your proposition to organize an association is good. 1 will become a member. 1 bought eighty colonies of bees and in creased thorn to 145 colonies in one year and extracted that year 24,000 pounds of honey. 1 have now 203 colonies and have extracted 27,000 pounds of honey, and the llow is still on. I ought to get 40,000 pounds. Extensive keepers of bees iu Washington county are: Dr. O. M. Blanton, 293 colonies; R. J. Adams, 200 colonies; Joel Johnson, 175 colonies, and Thos. Worthington, 203 colonies.” mere are a dozen others in Wash ington county who keep considerable quantities. Noxubee likely leads in the production of honey, reporting 4f> extensive bee-keepers; Jones reports J7, \ alobuska .‘12, Smith 2i>, Oktibbeha -*> Simpson 2li, and so on down the line. It will likely be a revelation to a great majority of the people of Missis sippi to know the importance of this in dustry. It is one capable of enlarge ment, and the proposed, organization will be one of the moves to encourage its extension. Several manufacturers of bee supplies have been invited to make exhibits of their goods and it is expected that some of them will do so. A special premium list will be offered by the Fair Association and a larger showing made of this line than heretofore. In the meantime, if you read this notice and know of parties in your own or adjoining county who keep bees in any quantities, let the writer have their names and addresses, please. * * * Time and again has the writer sug gested and urged the organization of agricultural clubs in every community of Mississippi, believing them to be es pecially valuable in bringing about a betterment of conditions among the farmers of our state. The suggestion has been made that the Farmers’ Union in their local meetings once or twice a month select some subject of importance and name men who have had experi ence to give ten or fifteen minute talks and invite everybody to join in the dis cussion. This would make the union doubly educational, one of its strongest features. There is a club of this char acter in the lower portion of Pike county that should be a model for ail aspiring communities. It is called the “Crossroads Agricultural Club,’’ and numbers the best farmers of that sec tion as its members. The meetings are largely attended and the program ar ranged to suit the occasion. The ladies take part as well as the men, and add no little by their presence. It has been a success since its organization, and pity 'tis that there are not more like it in our state. • • • Report? from seven localities in Coa homa county on crop conditions and published in the local papers go to prove that more corn has been planted than ever before. Three out of the seven report that enough corn will be made to run the farmers next year. This is especially gratifying to those who would see Mississippi produce every grain of corn consumed. * * * There is a banana tree in Laurel with bananas on it that are expected to ripen before frost. Mississippi is a wonderful state, and her lands are ca pable of producing a great multiplicity of crops, but we did not expect to see her competing with Cuba in banana production so soon. * * • • The Calhoun County Union recently passed a resolution calling upon the su pervisors of that county to work their roads by contract and issue bonds to raise the funds if it was nacessary. This is indicative of the sentiment for better roads in our state that is grow ing fast. With such a powerful organ ization as the Farmers’ Union behind the movement we may expect to see something of a beneficial nature ac complished soon. • • • The public schools of Coahoma coun ty will open on the first Monday in October, for a term of eight months. Fight when you are sure you are right. In that moment you become one of the most effective agents of reform. Personality is greater than mystery, and life is greater than any series of surroundings that may affect it. And the greatest success in life consists in following the possibilities of personality. —C. A. Ridley. The difference between brilliancy and cleverness is that a clever man may seem to be brilliant when he isn’t. Prof. Archibald Smith, secretary of the state live stock sanitary board, says the field work now being conducted un der the direction of experts of the United States agricultural department in North Mississippi is well in hand, and much interest is being created in the endeavors to clear that section from quarantine restrictions as soon as pos sible. The work in Marshall and lien ton counties is progressing well, and soon as forces are available similar work will be undertaken in DeSoto and Tate counties. Had the board the re sources sufficient to put a full corps of workers in a dozen or more counties at the same time it is estimated that within two years the entire state would be successfully covered, aud the quar antine lines brought down to the gulf coast, almost. Chancellor Robbins held a special session of chancery court at Pontotoc for the hearing of the injunction sued out by the citizens of West Pontotoc against the M., J. and K. C. railroad company in an effort to hold the depot in that part of town. The case had been fought through every state court and at last through the supreme court of the United States, and everybody thought the case had been finally set tled, and the railroad company was preparing to carry out the orders of the court when Judge Roane issued a tem porary restraining order. The chan cellor dismissed the bill and dissolved the injunction. The railroad company can now proceed to carry out the orders of the court. George Toombs, colored, after hav ing been three times respited, was hanged at Waynesboro, in the presence of upward of 1,000 people. The scaf fold had been boxed in so as not to re veal the doomed man in his death struggles, and it having reached the sheriff’s cars that a few in the crowd with morbid curiosity had threatened to tear down the walls and see the negro in the throes of death, the sheriff as cended the platform of the scaffold and in a cool, dispassionate talk said that he regretted that any such spirit was rife in the crowd, and warned the gathering that if such an attempt was made it would be at their peril. That Lincoln county soil will grow almost anything has been shown in large yields of grain, tomatoes, pota toes, watermelons, pumpkins, onions, j etc., but it remained for Pink Smith of the Union llall neighborhood to pro duce the latest in the shape of a large mangle beet weighing 11J pounds and measuring 25 inches in length. This species of beet grows easily and luxu riantly and furnishes fine feed for cat tle, horses and hogs. The railroad commission refused the application of the Western Union Tel egraph company to be allowed to close a number of offices in the state on the ground that business conditions do not justify the expenses attendant. This petition was tiled at the July meeting and was held over for consideration, since which time a number of protests have been sent to the commission from different points. This prompted the commission to refuse permission to ; close any of the offices. According to the report of Treasurer Hood of the Mississippi levee commis sion there is in the treasury the sum of $92,509.45. A large amount of levee work will be done during the next few months, which will not only require all of the funds now on hand but will also require a considerable sum of the re ceipts to be derived from the tax col lections of the coming fall and winter. Judge Lex Brame of Jackson, uncle of Lex Brame, Jr., who mysteriously disappeared in Vicksburg Aug. 8, will take legal steps to secure the life insur ance of Lex Brame, Jr. This step is taken upon the conviction that the young lawyer was murdered and his body successfully disposed of, the as sumption being placed upon the mate rial circumstances which have develop ed during the intervening period since the disappearance. The insurance amounts to $21,000. President George R. Hightower of the Farmers’ Union, addressed an audi ence of at least 1,500 at a picnic at Bellfontaine. The address of Mr. Hightower was able, thorough and con servative, and a superb presentation of the objects and aims of the great order in this state of which he is the head. The section around Hermanville ex perienced the worst rain storm last week in its history. It is believed by many that the damage to crops will amount to quite 50 per cent. A number of bridges were washed away and much of the low land Hooded. Sheriff Miller of Washington county finds that there are only three parties in the county holding federal liquor licenses who, under the state laws, are not entitled to such license. Under the law the possession of a federal rev enue license in a dry county is prima facie evidence that the possessor of the license is conducting a “blind tiger.” At a meeting of the levee board at Clarksdale a motion to requiring all de positories holding levee funds to pay interest on said funds at the rate of 2) per cent, per annum was voted down. Reports to the comptroller of the cur rency giving the condition of national banks make the following showing for Mississippi: Number of banks, 29; loans and discounts, $9,955,552.89; total resources, $19,426,203.33; capital stock paid in, $3,380,095; individual deposits, $9,494,926.42. _ An order was made by the railroad commission directing the Mississippi Central to erect a depot on the site se lected by the commission in the town oi Meadville and ninety days given for compliance therewith. "HELP! HELPI1* _ » ____>1 TAFT SEES REMEDY ADDRESSES VIRGINIA BAR ASSO CIATION ON NEEDED REFORMS. POOR LITIGANTS ARE SUFFERERS Reduction of Cost Bills Urged to Re move an Unnecessary Burden. Hot Springs, Va.—Before the con vention of the Virginia Bar Asso ciation, Republican Candidate Taft Thursday delivered an address on “The Delays of Litigation.” .Judge Taft said, in part: "The chief reason why the state de votes so much time and effort in the administration of justice between in dividuals in private litigation and be tween the state and persons charged with crime in public litigation, is to promote the cause of peace aud tran quillity in the community. “Speaking theoretically and ab stractedlv, of course, our aim is for equal and exact justice between indi viduals and between the state, repre senting all persons in a community, and an offending individual, just for the love of j'ustice; but, practically, the objects sought are peace, tranquil lity and contentment among the peo ple. “Venality in our judges is very rare; and while the standard of judicial abil ity and learning may not be always as high as we should like to see it, the provisions for review and for free and impartial hearing are such as general ly to give just final judgments. Hardships on the Poor. “The inequality that exists in our present administration of justice, and t ll O t on/\n nt* rtw 1 n t In 4- - and trouble us and to call for popular condemnation and reform, is in the unequal burden which the delays and the expense of litigation under our present system impose upon the poor. “I know' the delays have induced merchants and commercial men to avoid courts altogether and to settle their controversies by arbitration, and to this extent the courts have been re lieved, but such boards of arbitration are only possible between those liti gants that are members of the same commercial body and are in a sense associates. Texas Man Heads K. of P. Boston.—Henry Parrish Brown of Cleburne, Tex., was elected Thurs day supreme chancellor of the 700,000 Knights of Pythias in the United States. Brown, who is supreme vice-chancellor, was elevated without opposition. Several candidates were in the field for other supreme offices. Brown succeeds Judge Charles E. Barnes of Jacksonville, 111. This is the highest office in the Pythian body. Cardinal Gibbons III. Rome.—Cardinal Gibbons is ill with intestinal trouble. He was driven into Rome and has been obliged to take to his bed. His temperature is at present 101. The Cardinal ar rived here from New York July 30, and had an audience with the Pope, August 1. He went down to Castel Gandolfo, August 3, to visit the villa of the Ahnerican College. Number Burned to Death. Donauschingen, Germany.—A num ber of persons were burned to death and 100 houses were destroyed by hre Wednesday. mere was no water with which to extinguish the flames, but fortunately a heavy rail fell and stopped the progress of the conflagration. Baby Drowns in a Churn. Webster City, la.—The little 2-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Barr, who reside on a farm south of this city, was drowned in a churn. While playing about the yard the little fel low found the churn with several inches of water in it. While peering into it he fell in head foremost. New Officer for Eagles. Warsaw, Ind—Mayor Charles Rig don of Warsaw was appointed tempo rary national treasurer of the fra ternal order of Eagles. Death in Imaginary Crash. Westerville, O.—F. R. Morrisk, a fireman, was killed by jumping from the cab of his locomotive on the Penn sylvania to escape what he thought was certain death by collision with an engine. The other engine was on another track and Morrisk was in no danger. Political Murders in Poland. W’arsaw—Socialists shot dead the vice-president of the National Bakers’ union and in revenge, the nationalists shot and killed two Socialist leaders. EVIDENCE FAVORS BILLIK. Arsenic Found in Body of Henry Nie mann, Dead Three Years. Chicago, 111.—Arsenic, the poison that was used to murder the Vzral family, has been found in the body of Henry Niemann, who was supposed to have died of heart trouble three years ago on his farm near Downer’s Grove. An inquest will be held Tuesday night. Emma Niemann, daughter-in law of Henry Niemann, will be pres ent. Rev. Peter J. O'Callaghan, head of the Paulist Fathers in Chicago, in duced the DuPage county authorities to dig up Niemann's body and paid the chemist for making the analysis. Billik is under sentence of death for the murder of the Vzral family and would have been hanged but for the activity of Father O'Callaghan. It is the contention of the priest that if Niemann can be shown to have died in exactly the same manner as the Vzrals, the inference will be that some one equally intimate with both families committed all the murders. FREE ALLEGED CONSPIRATOR. Hayes Is Cleared of Charge of Obtain ing School Bonds Illegally. Cleveland, Ohio—Harry E. Hayes of the banking firm of W. J. Hayes & Son of this city was Monday afternoon discharged by Judge Striple at the conclusion of the hearing on the cl arge of conspiracy brought by offi cials of West New York, N. J., who alleged that the banker had illegally obtained possession of school bonds valued at $105,000. A warrant was issued in New Jersey for the arrest (f Haves nnrl nn nffippr Qont h ora to take him to West New York. Hayes instituted habeas corpus proceedings. The court said the evidence had clearly shown that Hayes was not in New Jersey on Dec. 18, the date upon which it was alleged the of f( nse had been committed. Babe Is Scalded to Death. Joplin, Mo.—Returning to his home Sunday night to learn that his infant son Clyde had fallen into a kettle of boiling water and sustained fatal burns, John Bosina declared that if the child died he would blow him self up with dynamite. The child died Monday morning. Neighbors called the police and Basina is alive. Reception for Free Traders. London—The delegates to the In ternational Free Trade Congress, which opened Tuesday, among whom are several Americans, were entertained at a reception in the White Hall rooms Monday night by Walter Russell Reay, member or par liament. Bryan’s Speech, 5,300 Words. Fail-view, Lincoln, Neb.—Contrary to expectations, the speech of ac ceptance of William J. Bryan will be a short one. He stated Monday that by actual count it contained five thousand three hundred words. While the issues of the campaign will be dis cussed, his views will be reserved for more elaborate treatment in later speeches. River Towing Record Made. Cincinnati, Ohio—A new feat in steamboating has been accomplished bv the towboat .1 T Hnt.-ioia Tt.io craft brought two tows of coal ag gregating 525.000 tons from the Ka nawha to Cincinnati in six days. Mont Blanc Record to Yankee. Geneva—Prof. W. H. Hobbs, an American, has made a record ascent and descent of Mont Blanc, his time being 1G hours. The best previous time was 1G hours and 15 minutes, made by Moorehead, an Englishman. Fire Wipes Out a Texas Town. Beaumont, Tex.—The little town ol Mahl, 15 miles west of Nacogdoches, on the Texas & New Orleans railroad, was practically wiped out by tire when a dozen or more business houses were destroyed. To Devil’s Island for Life. Paris—Ullmo, the ex-naval lieuten ant who was recently publicly de graded for treason at Toulon, has sailed from St. Martin’s da Re for Devil's island, where he is to serve his sentence of life imprisonment. Social Democrats Win in Finland. St. Petersburg—The following are the results of the election to the Finnish diet: Swedish party, 25; young Finns, 25; old Finns, 54; Social Democrats, 83; agrarians, 9; Christian Workmen’s union, 2. GIRL KILLED BY AUTO YOUTH PREVENTS COMPANION FROM JUMPING OUT. TWELVE PEOPLE ARE KNOCKED DOWN Car Turns Over and Burns at Knights of Pythias Boston En campment. ~~ Boston.—Five persons were injured when a driverless auto ran amuck at the Pythian encampment Tues day night. They were reported out of danger Wednesday morning. It is not likely that the coroner will in vestigate the death of Mis3 Mary Korb, the only victim. The motor was a touring car in charge of William G. Seavey, Jr., who was taking two young men, two high school girls and the mother of one of the girls, to visit the Pythian camp. The machinery broke down and Sea vey was repairing it when a runaway horse bore down upon the party. One of the girls started to jump out. Sea vey pushed her back. Accidentally Strikes a Lever. In doing so he struck a lever and the motor leaped ahead at full speed, throwing Seavey aside. After a run of several yards the machine bore down upon a trolley car and knocked down Miss Korb and her mother, Mrs. Joseph Korb, as they were about to board. Rebounding from the car, the motor ran 50 yards from the crowd, bowling over a dozen persons before it turned over and caught fire. Mrs. Korb and Robert C. Montgom ery, one of the occupants who stuck to the car until it upset, were the only ones badlv hurt. JUDGE KILLS WIFE AND SELF. Body in Charge of Sister Whose Di vorced Husband Is Near Death. Fairfield, 111.—A message to Mr. and Mrs. William Browning says their daughter, Mrs. Rose Brown ing Swanson, had been shot and in stantly killed by her husband, Judge A. E. Swanson, at Ishawooa, Wyo. The couple, who have been married two and one half years, had quarreled. Judge Swanson immediately turned the gun on himself and blew his brains out, dying instantly. The body of Mrs. Swanson is on the way to this city for burial, in charge of Mrs. Dick Patterson. Mrs. Patter son is parted from her husband, and has been spending the summer with her sister in Wyoming. Her divorced husband, Dick Patterson, is lying at the point of death in this city with his skull crushed in as a result of a fight at West Baden Springs, Ind., ten days ago. He cannot live to see the arrival of his wife, it is thought, who has ex pressed a desire to see him. Cummins Makes Announcement. Lake Forest, 111.—Gov. Albert B. Cummins of Iowa Tuesday night, announced himself as a candidate to succeed the late Senator Alli son in the federal congress. The gov ernor paid a glowing tribute to his late political adversary’s services to Iowa and the country at large, then frankly declared his ambition to bp elected to the upper house by the leg islature of his state. He also an nounced that “some one will be ap pointed at once to occupy Senator Allison's seat for the remaining months of his unexpired term.” Willson Orders Troops Out. Louisville, Ky.—Because of the dis turbed conditions existing at Rus sellville, following the recent lynch ing of four negroes, Gov. Willson Tuesdnv nivht nritprpH Pnmnam’ u of the First Kentucky and 25 picked men from other companies under arms. The force, under command of Capt. R. I. McBryde, will leave for Russellville early Wednesday morn ing. There have also been "night rid” alarms from Guthrie and Russell ville recently and the population is said to be in a state of terror. Walked Into River, Cirowned. Keokuk, la.—Wm. O'Blenness, as sistant engineer on the Keokuk & Hamilton bridge, walked through the door of the engine room into the river early Tuesday morning and drowned. Employes had left the bridge open after a boat had passed through for the purpose of cleaning the engines after the work was done. O’Blenness evidently forgetting the open door, stepped out and dis appeared. The current at the draw is the swiftest in the Mississippi and the body has not yet been found. Beats Out Wife's Brains. Rockville, Conn.—John Zett, aged 49, a farmer, is being brought here under heavy police guard af ter beating out his wife’s brains with a sledge hammer, cutting his granddaughter’s throat and attempt ing to kill his on. Zett was captured only after being knocked unconscious by his son with the weapon with which the old man would have killed him. To Notify Chafin Aug. 18. Chicago—The notification of E. W. Chafin, Prohibition candidate for pres ident, will be held Aug. 18 in Chicago. The notification address will be deliv ered by Prof. Charles S. Scanlon, who was permanent chairman of the na tional Prohibition convention. Plays with Gun, Kills Sister. Rensselaer, N. Y.—Frank Burdick, 15 years old, accidentally shot and killed his 19-year-old sister at their home, with a shotgun, with which he was playing. Mine Gas Kills Two Ohioans. Gallipolis, O.—Gas in the Hope mine at Mason, 15 miles above here, killed Ira Manley and Champion Plore, while William Roberts and Ben Phillips are in a dying condition. The latter two went down a deep shaft to save their companions. Several Hurt in Bilboa Clash. Bilboa—Several men were wounded in an encounter between nationalists and army officers which followed a procession of nationalists through the streets crying “Down with the army.” THREE DEAD IN KENTUCKY FEUD SIX OTHERS ARE WOUNDED IN BATTLE BETWEEN TAYLORS AND BLANTONS. TROUDLE OF LONG STANDING Election for School Trustee in Harlan County Gives Excuse for the Outbreak—Cheating Charge Made. Frankfort, Ky.—The bloodiest bat tle in eastern Kentucky since the days of the assassination of the Cockrills and Marcums in Breathitt county and the fight between the Ever solls and Fenchs in Perry county, was fought Wednesday at Layman, on the Cumberland river, in Hainan county. Three persons were killed and six se riously wounded. Those killed are: James Blanton. Pearl Blanton. Stockely Osborne. The Six Wouno-c. The wounded are: Lee Russell, shot twice in the neck; Taylor Monroe, shot through the abdomen; John Tay lor, shot through the neck and back; Sherman Blanton, shot through chest: Richard Blanton, 3tabbed in the right side, and Mrs. Laura Blanton, shot in the arm and hip. The trouble was caused by the long standing enmity between the Taylors ana tne tsiantons, wnicn aaies uacK several generations, and the school trustees election in Harlan county last Saturday afternoon furnished the means for the feud to break out afresh, and when it was over either the Blantons or the Taylors will be extinguished. Each Had Candidate. The Blanton’s ran a candidate for trustee and the Taylors also had a candidate. At the election there were several breaks but no shooting. The Blantons and t$e Taylors and some of their relatives met at the general store of YY. F. Howard YY'ednesday to count the bailots and awa;»i the certificate. The Taylors accused the Blantons of attempting to cheat and in less time than it takes to tell it both sides, who were heavily armed, pulled their guns, and when the smoke of the battle cleared away three were found dying and six seriously wounded. ERICHSON PARTY PERISH. Left Denmark in 1906 to Explors Greenland—Details Lacking. Copenhagen,—News was received here Thursday of the wiping out of the entire Danish expedition that left two years ago to explore the unknown territory in Greenland. The expedition was under the leadership of Mylius Erichson. Details of the tragic ending of the expedition have not been received. It is only known that the party met death while crossing an ice pack. Captain Erichson and his party had carefully mapped out the unexplored regions of Greenland and while they were aware of the danger that con fronted the expedition, they left Den mark in 1906, confident of returning *»hu laiuamc uiiui maiiun. BRYAN WOULD HASTEN FUNDS. Summons Haskell for Conference on Campaign Sinews. Lincoln.—William J. Bryan has summoned the treasurer of the na tional committee, Gov. Haskell of Oklahoma, to Fairview for conference as to the finances for campaign work. The contributions, while coming in reasonably fast, hardly approach in volume the amounts anticipated. Bryan was pleased Thursday with the report from Los Angeles that Al ton B. Parker took the stump for him Wednesday night. With Parker and Johnson both on the stump, the Bry anites believe they will make many votes for the ticket. Senator “Bob" Taylor of Tennessee will likely be Bry an’s guest late Thursday afternoon, and the situation in the South will be discussed. Stubbs Named in Kansas. Topeka.—Late returns from Tues day’s primaries assure the nomina tion of Walter Roscoe Stubbs for governor on the republican ticket by a majority of fully 20,000 over “Cy” Leland, the former “boss" of the party in Kansas. Also Joseph L. Bristow of Saline has defeated Chester I. Long for the nomination for United States senator by a similar majority. Com plete returns from 65 of the 105 coun ties give Stubbs a lead of 16,500. Long for years has represented Kansas as senior senator. Officers’ Test Ride Ended. Chicago.—The test ride for army officers which was begun Monday was all too short a vacation, ac cording to the officers who returned to Fort Sheridan Wednesday. The officers covered the ninety miles with out mishap and returned with their horses in good condition. Wright Begins Flights. Lemans, France.—Wilbur Wright, the American aeronaut, of Dayton, is planning to begin his aeroplane flights here Thursday. --_ Former Newspaper Man Dead. Decatur, 111.—W. J. Craig, once owner of the Indianapolis Sentinel, died here Wednesday, aged 64. In the spring of 1891, after having sold the Sentinel, he went to Chicago, be coming a stone and cement contractor. In 1894 he went to Bedford, Ind., as manager of the Bedford Quarries Co. Becoming afflicted with rheumatism, he resigned, and in 1907 beieame help less. He was a thirty-second degree mason and belonged to other frater nal orgapizations.