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The Tupelo Journal
PUBLISHED WEEKLY. TUPELO, i s s : MISSISSIPPI Keep cool and keep your temper. Beware of the pure spring water at the summer resort A new airship record, also an air ehip, are broken every day. The cases of short weights seems to be just as clear as the product They are breaking aviation records / rather more rapidly than the limbs of the aviators. The report that Castro is on his way to Venezuela appears to be taking a summer vacation. This is the season when many things happen that make a man glad he learned to swim. It has been demonstrated that a monorail car will not stay on a rail that is not firmly laid. A Massachusetts university presi dent wants to conserve the reliable , old fashioned spanking. It seems doubtful if Virginia’s new anti-cussing law will be any more ef fective than the anti-kissing move ment. Just think of stealing the milk of a poor cow when she was interested in the beautiful strains of Beethoven or Wagner. Explanations from the weather bu reau that a hot wave is something in the nature of a flare-up would do no good whatever. A West Point cadet has been pun ished for chewing gum. The ste nographers’ union should pass reso lutions of sympathy. It will be noticed that these would be nude fanatics up in the Saskatche wan always select the summer months for their demonstrations. _ _ a -11_LIB A DOoIUU HU1UUO 1CU a uuu»» to pay for the gas he used, and Bos ton papers are referring to this as an evidence of culture and refinement. A substitute for radium has been In vented. We shall refuse to use It un til we can be assured that it doesn’t contain benzoate of soda. Pennsylvania reports the appearance there of a new blood-poisoning bug. Pennsylvania should lose no time in developing a smaller bug to bite it. Baltimore Is having an undertakers’ ■war. Baltimore people who intend to eat ice cream cones should do It now and get the benefit of cheap funerals. A New York paper is trying to find out the name of the man who invent ed the cocktail. As he must be dead by now, why Impose the blot on his memory? Flights over the English channel should be encouraged. An aviator with a good cork jacket is much safer over a large body of water than he is febove land. A young woman in Washington is so beautiful that she can’t get em ployment. They won’t even give her ■a chance to prove that handsome is as handsome does. In view of the bad character that has recently been fastened upon the By the man who is referred to by his friends as one who “wouldn’t harm a fly” is finding it diflttcult to retain pub lic esteem. The gas works of the Zeppelin Air ship company at Friedrichshafen, Ger Imany, have been demolished by an i explosion .which injured seven people. There are men who would get discour ... n_.11_»_ _1 ~_ JigcU li tut;/ wcic in o Attacks upon children by dogs and cats are chronicled quite frequently nowadays, probably because of neglect of the animals during the hot weather. Animals that are extremely thirsty during the heated term are as apt to become deranged as men who are sub jected to extremes of heat pnd cold. All owners of animals should exercise more than usual care in looking after their comfort while the weather is un comfortably hot. The government chief chemist says that ice cream is very injurious to the youth of the country during the heat ed term. The next thing some scien tific iconoclast will be holding forth on the deleterious nature of the moon light excursion germ and the dangers of the park concert microbe. And the youth of the country will continue in these germ-inviting ways and will sur vive, as it,has done since romance and ice cream were invented. Just because the early bird catches the worm does not prove that the early riser cuts the most grass. The announcement of the discovery of an anti typhoid vaccine which comes from Paris may mean the addition of another important means of prevent ing disease to a list already of gratify ing length. Typhoid fever is so pre valent and so insidious and carries with it danger of so many complica tions that anything which helps to les sen the evil will mean great benefit to the race. A Pottsville (Pa.) man was fatally kicked because he humanely endeav * ored to brush flies from the hind legs of a mule. Sometimes it seems to be almost useless to be kind to a mule. A contribution to the conscience fund of $150 has been received at Washington from a remorseful person who evaded customs duties. But it would not do to trust to the court of conscience to collect amounts due. Judging front the amounts it recovers, lit would be decidedly one of the petty courts. < DROPPED 6,000 FEET BALLOONIST FORGOT TO STRAP HIM8ELF TO TRAPEZE. Descent So Terrifflc That He Broke a Six-Inch Limb as Cleanly as If It Were Cut by a Knife. Asbury Park, N. J.—-Hurtling out ot the evening sky over the aviation field at Inter Laken, from the frightful al titude of COOO feet, Benjamin Prince, a parachute jumper, was mangled so horribly when his body struck the ground that it could hardly be recog nized when it was taken to the morgue. The velocity of the unfortunate aer onaut’s descent was so terrifflc that when his head struck a bough of an apple tree six inches thick the Impact broke the branph as if it had been shorn off with a keen-eflged knife. The accident was due to the youth's own carelessness. Before swinging off the ground under the huge hot air ball in company with his team mate, James Fleming, Prinz forgot to buckle his safety belt to the trapeze bar of the parachute. He was scheduled to make what is known as a double para chute drop. When the first parachute opened, after a fall of 100 feet, the jar of the sudden check was so abrupt that the boy was thrown from his scant perch and came hurtling earth ward simultaneously with the second parachute, which he cut loose in his agotiized effort to grasp the bar. WENDLING BEHIND IRON BARS Detectives Covered 13,000 Miles in the Hunt for Alleged Murderer. Louisville.—josepn wenanng, wno was returned to Louisville Friday, af ter a remarkable chase, to stand trial on the charge of killing little Alma Kellner, is a prisoner of the common wealth of Kentucky. T.he return of Wendling to Louis ville marks the end of probably the longest chase in detective history. The return trip from San Francisco to Lou isville itretches the real hunt of about 11.000 miles to a total of over 13,000 miles. Not until May 30, the day the muti lated body of Alma Kellner was found in a cellar beneath St. John’s paro chial school, was Wendling connected with the disappearance of the child. It was believed that the child had been kidnaped. Numerous letters were re ceived by the Kellner family and Frank Fehr, a wealthly brewer and uncle of the girl, demanding ransom for her return. Four months previous to the discov ery of the body Wendling had left Louisville quietly, not even letting his wife know that he was going away. When bloody clothing was found in Wendling’s room he was charged with the murder, and the wheels of the continuous search for Wendling were set in motion. The evidence against Wendling will be purely circumstantial, according to Edward Tierney, of the board of pub lic safety. INDIANS PAY IMMENSE FEES $5,000,000 Now Pending—McMurray Has Contracts for This Amount. Sulphur, Okla.—Lawyers’ ’expense accounts, running as high as $300,000 a single fee already paid, amounting to $750,000, and contingent fees still pending that would aggregate about $5,000,000, figured in the investigation of the Indian land affairs by the spe cial committee appointed by the house of representatives. It was pointed out that the Indians never had secure^ large amounts of money due them without having to “come across” in the shape of fees, and although they employed regular lawyers on yearly salries, extra fees were constantly paid for the employ ment of special counsel. The special fen of $750,000 was paid several years ago to J. F. McMurray and his part ners, after they had prosecuted what are known as the "citizenship cases,” which, it was stated, kept off the rolls 32.000 persons who wanted to partici pate in the claims against the govern ment Old Man Tarred and Feathered. . -r_ Aiiamu; — uv/Dcpii » uuD>jU.m Charles Quinn and Jacob Sears, three residents of McKee City, charged with being implicated in tarring and feath ering Frank Sichert, a farmer living near Cardiff, because of his alleged attentions to a widow, were held in $2,000 bail each on a charge of atro cious assault and battery. Sichert, who is over 60 years of age, described how he was dragged from his wagon, loaded with garden truck, which he was taking to Atlantic City, and tied bo tightly that the ropes cut into the flesh. Heyburn Dislikes “Dixie.” Seattle, Wash.—Senator W. B. Hey burn of Idaho created a sensation at a reception given to Congressman T. R. Hamer by stopping the orchestra while the musicians were playing "Dixie.” Col. Hamer had just flpished his address and the orchestra had started a medley of well known airs. About the sixth number in the medley was "Dixie.” The senator leaped to his feet, strode across to the musi cians and cried out: "This is a Repub lican meeting. We want no such tunes here.” Japan Suffers Heavily. Tokio.—The devastation wrought throughout many districts by the re cent floods Is appalling. Whole vil lages and towns have been washed away and many lives have been lost. In the sections of Tokio alone 30,000 houses are submerged. Gets Height Record. Lanark, Scotland. — J. Armstrong Drexel, the American aviator, attained a world’s altitude record • by rising 6,750 feet. Drexel’s flight was the sen sation of the aviation meeting. GO! 0 7 (Copyright. 1910.)_,____ GRAFTERS PAY CASH '■ - MEMPHIS CAR COMPANY IS TO PAY RAILROAD $200,000. It la Announced That Thie Will Be No Bar to Criminal Proaecutiona, Which Are to Ba Begun. Chicago, 111.—A settlement has been arranged between the Illinois Central Railroad and the Memphis Car Com pany, whereby the latter is to pay back $200,000 of the $300,000 of what it is alleged to have defrauded the railroad in repairing freight cars. The suit against the Memphis Car Company is in the chancery court at Memphis and the bill charges that the Illinois Central, through the con spiracy of four of its former officials, paid the car company approximately $300,000 in excess of the money legal ly due for the repair of cars. It is stated that some or all of the former officials who were implicated in the frauds have voluntarily paid back to the Illinois Central all of the money they received as their share of the conspiracy, making a grand total received by the company of about $400,000. Accordingly the for mer officials have returned to the company fully $180,000. This money has been paid by them, it is declared, without any promise of immunity from criminal prosecution. The return of the money, however, will not cause any change in the plans of the Illinois Central officials, who will, it ie stated, file information with the municipal court which will lead to the arrest of the offenders and their preliminary examination before the court. HAD DEAL WITH M MURRAY Congressman Carter of Oklahoma So Testifies. McAlester, Oklo—"Lo, the poor In dian,” learned a few more things about the proposed sale of $30,000,000 worth of his land in the hearing be fore the congressional investigating committee Wednesday. Congressman Carter of the Fourth Oklahoma district testified that in an interview at the home of Richard C. Adams, an attorney at Washington, Adams had said he had an arrange ment by which he was to secure 5 per cent, of the “profits” to be derived from the McMurray contracts. “Did Adams say he was going to get 5 per cent, of all the money that McMurray was to realiez on the deal?” asked Chairman Burke. “Yes, he said he was going to make sure of it, as McMurray had double crossed him at other times, but this time he was going to fix it so he would not lose out, and when McMur ray got his 10 per cent., or $3,000,000, COTTON LADING CONCESSIONS Returning New Orleans Banekr Ex presses His Confidence. New Orleans, La.—That there may be some concessions on the part of the English bankers in regard to their demands that American bankers guar antee bills of lading on cotton, is the opinion of S. J. Wexler, a New Or leans banker, who has Just returned from Europe, where he attended the conference held to discuss this sub ject “The new rule does not become ef fective until October 31,” said Mr. Wexler. ‘ I am noperui tnat me con ference to be held in London Sep tember 5, between American bankers and English financiers, will bring about modifications of the demands. On no commodity except cotton do they make such a demand. Further more, the plan obtains only with ref erence to cotton from America, and from no other country.” Improve Indian Cotton. Washington, D. C.—Difficulty is ex perienced by cotton growers in India, bith with staple and yield. Many ex periments have been made with the object of improving both, but this far with indiffedent sucess. Egyptian and other exotic varieties have been introduced from time to time, but the results have not been encouraging. Under garden culture the finer staples have responded well, but tried in the fleldB they have failed to produce the results they show in their native soils. Hard on She Pig. Philadelphia, Pa.—-As the result of an experiment upon a guinea pig that died twelve hours after being inocu lated with frozen eggs, J. B. Buschel, an egg dealer of this city, was arrest ed and charged with Belling eggs unfit for food purposes. Harry P. Gassidy, special agent of the dairy and food department, alleges that Buschel sells frozen eggs that have been removed from the shell and In a solid body are disposed of to bakeries which thaw opt the product. MAYOR GAYNOR SHOT BULLET ENTERS NECK, LODGES UNDER THE TONGUE. Man Who Was Dismissed From City Service Fires Three Shots at the Mayor. New Work.—Wm. J. Gaynor, mayor of the city of New York, while say ing the last farewells to a group of his friends on the promenade deck of the North German-Lloyd steamer Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse at 9:40 o’clock Tuesday, was suddenly attacked from behind t5y an armed man who sent a bullet into his neck and another into his back before he was stopped. The mayor has a chance to recover unless blood poisoning develops. His assailant is James J. Gallagher, a discharged night watchman form erly attached to the department of docks and ferries. He is 58 years old, and a man of prodigious strength. It took a dozen men to subdue him after his assault on the mayor, among them “Big Bill” Edwards, commissioner of street cleaning and a former Prince ton football player; Archibald Wat cnn oornnrntinn counsel: Ralph BloO mer, who was also prominent for his football feats at Harvard as Edwards was at Princeton, and the mayor’s secretary, Robert Adamson. Gallagher made the following signed oonfession of his act to Robert W. Bell, acting chief of police of Hobo ken: “Knowing that Mayor Gaynor was going to Europe this morning to enjoy himself after depriving me of my bread and butter, not porterhouse steak, I was irritated to the point of committing the act.’’ Three shots were fired at the mayor. Two of them missed, and the third lodged in the fleshy portion of the left side of the nee*. Blood gushed from the wound, and the first hasty examinations led to the belief of seri ous and perhaps fatal consequences. The mayor retained consciousness, and a later examination by physicians when the mayor was taken to the hospital gave a hopeful outlook. BAILEY SWAYS CONVENTION Acclaimed by Texans as Democracy’s President. Galveston, Tex.—The feature of the opening session of the Democratic state convention was a demonstration for United States Senator Joseph W. Bailey, which lasted for forty-one min utes. It but served to emphasize the fact that the convention is mostly dis tinctive in its advocacy of Senator Bailey. The demonstration came when Hon. Clarence Ousley, temporary chairman, in his keynote address, declared that the convention should reaffirm the tariff plank of the state platform of 1896, the same being a declaration in favor of a tariff for revenue, saying that this would be “fresh encourage ment to that matchless statesman whose name it is hardly necessary to call." Mr. Ousley had previously said that Texas should send a message to the Democracy of the nation and Senator Bailey said something of the sort when he addressed the convention. In Due uiCauuuic mo iwvuuu vention had been acclaiming him as the party’s candidate for president In 1912. Lee Christmas Captured. \ Guatemala, via Galveston, Texas.— Gens. Manuel Bonilla and Lee Christ mas, with sixty men, -have been cap tured by the Guatemalan troops. The capture took place off the Guatemalan coast, whence the remnants of the Bonilla forces fled in lighters after their defeat in Honduras. Pythians* Sanitarium. Milwaukee, Wis. — The supreme lodge Knights of Pythias has decided not to take over the Las Vegas, N. M. sanitarium for tubercular patients, now under the jurisdiction of the Knights of Pythias of New Mexico. A committee had been appointed to pass upon the matter. It reported that the work of alleviating and cur ing tubercular cases was still in the experimental stage, and declared that the organization was not justified in such a responsible undertaking 16 Indicted for Lynching. Columbus, Ohio.—Sixteen members of the mob at Newark who partici pated in the riot which resulted in the lynching of Carl Ethrington on July 8 were indicted Wednesday by the grand jury for first degree mur der. __ Estherwood, La.—Mrs. L. Simon, re siding near here, is in a serious con dition as the result of a mosquito bite. Bitten on the head, esysipelas fol lowed, and Mrs. Simon’s recovery Is doubtful. TARIFF BRINGS MONEY HAS PRODUCED $75,000,000 MORE THAN ANY OTHER BILL. 0 Corporation Tax Rovonue Only $207, 000 Leas Than the Amount As sessed. Washington. — The Payne-Aldrich tariff law has produced in its first yeai a revenue greater by $75,000,000 than the sum collected in the year in the country’s history, except the banner 1907, according to treasury depart ment figures. During the first full year, the total ordinary receipts, including customs, ordinary internal revenue* corporation tax and miscellaneous were $678,805, 816, exceeding disbursements by $20, 214,029. The ordinary receipts were greater by $15,000,000, approximately than during 1907, and the 1907 re ceipts exceeded those of any other year of record by almost $60,000,000. While there was a deficit of $58, 734,955 in the ordinary operations of the government in the fiscal year end ed June 30, 1909, there was a surplus of more than $20,000,000 in the year ended last Saturday, according to the department The corporation tax revenue was $27,090,934, which is only $207,000 less than the amount assessed. If the gov ernment were reimbursed for the ca nal expenditures of $35,283,019 during the tariff year by proceeds of the sale Of a part of the authorized issue of Panama bonds, the treasury working balance, it is claimed, would be in creased to $150,000,000. BALLINGER CRIES HYSTERIA Says Subject of Conservation Not Pop ularly Understood. ' Portland, Ore.—Secretary of the In terior Ballinger was the guest of hon or and principal speaker at a banquet at the Portland Commercial Club. The secretary’s subject was practical con servation. Secretary Ballinger deprecated the hysteria and excitement with which Via oq<H t Vi a ciiViTaaV nf rnnaprvfltlon could be surrounded; declared his op position to the locking up of the Alas ka coal lands, compelling the residents of that territory to import their coal at great cost from the states and from foreign countries and favored for set tlement public lands capable of giving strength and permanent prosperity to the country in agriculture, commerce and industry. Throws Self Out of Window. Washington. — John E. McLaren, aged 47, member of a local real estate firm, committed suicide by throwing himself from the fourth story window of his residence. Taft Strongly Indorsed. Dallas,, Texas.—Republicans of Texas unqualifiedly indorsed the ad ministration of President Taft and re frained from making any mention of former President Roosevelt in their platform or resolutions. Her Weapon Was Harmless. Hickman, Ky.—The mysterious wo man, who has been here for the past week, and who has been in this end of the state for the past year and a half, was arrested for carrying concealed weapons. Upon examination of same, it was found that the hammer was broken, and the officers gave the pis tol back to her and let her go. This woman, who gives her name as Jane Aubrey, was supposed to have frozen to death last winter during the ex tremely cold weather in Hickman county. Record Cotton Prices. Atlanta, Ga.—News of big prices for cotton was received here in dispatches from rural districts in Georgia. At Camilla $50,000 was paid for 600 bales. This was all from the 1909 crop. At Leesburg a farmer sold one bale of new crop cotton for $93. Christmas Takes Ceiba. . New Orleans. — Advices received here are to the effect that Ceiba, Span ish Honduras, has been taken by the revolutionists, under the leadership of non T oo Phristmas. Exceeds Contract Speed. Washington.—Official reports from the speed trial of the new “dread naught” battleship Delaware are that the ship exceeded her contract speed on all tests. The Delaware averaged 211-2 knots an hour for four consecu tive hours under forced draught, and 19 knots an hour for 24 consecutive hours at normal. Uncle Sam Protests. Washington.—Invasion of American property in Nicaragua by soldiers of Madriz has called forth.a formal pro test from the United States. The state department has repeated its ulti matum to both factions in Nicaragua, that American property must be pro tected. Brownlow Editor Dies. Editor Stephen A. Bovell of the Jonesboro Herald and Tribune, the personal property of the late Con gressman Brownlow, is dead of Bright’s disease, having passed away at Limestone. He had been with that paper since 1869, and was at one time editor of the Nashville Press and Times, during the famous Stokes-Sen ter campaign. It is a strange coinci dence that his death should have fol lowed so closely that of Brownlow, both dying of the same disease. Rate Advances Suspended. Washington.—Proposed advances In freight rates on live stock of 21-4 cents per hundred pounds between Missouri and Mississippi river points have been suspended, pending an In qulry by the interstate commerce com - mission into the reasonableness of the Increase. < Children Drown Companion. “Mason City, la.—Children In play poured a lot of water down the throat of Ralph Calmar, 4 years old, and the little fellow only lived an hour. 1 f —— ■ ' - 1 ^ . _ J ackson. NOEL GETS BOND CIRCULAR. H« Doesn't Think London Bankers’ Scheme Has Had Much Effect. A copy of the circular recently Is sued by the London corporation of bondholders urging the New York stock exchange to blacklist Mississippi state securities, because of the alleged repudiation of bonds by this state in ante-bellum days, has reached the governor’s office. Gov. Noel declines to comment on the circular except to express the opinion that its issuance had nothing whatever to do with the state’s failure to sell |600,000 in bonds a few weeks ago. He attributes the fact that the bonds were not sold on account of the state of the money market, and the fact that no state has been able dur ing the past six months to negotiate 4 per cent securities. The London corporation of bond holders evidently believes that, by thus declaring a blacklist on Missis sippi securities, it can force the state to pay the alleged repudiated bonds, issued in the early 50’s. The London financiers are perhaps not aware of the fact that the Mississippi constitu tion contains a clause prohibiting the recognition of these alleged securities, and that public sentiment In this state would never indorse such an action, even if it were possible to arrange for their cancellation without an amend ment to the constitution. The principal and accumulated in - aP aY«a Dlontor’o haTllf hnnds. wv vi » ——- — - — computing interest at 6 per cent for a period of sixty-seven years, amounts to $10,040,000, while the principal and interest of the Union bank bonds amounts to $26,750,000, making a grand total of $36,790,000. Thomas H. Woods Dead. Former Chief Justice Thomas H. Woods, of the Mississippi supreme bench, died in Meridian. Judge Woods was one of the best known men in the state. He was born in Glasgow, Ky., in 1838. His father, Rev. Harvey Woods, moved to Kemper county. Miss., in 1848. This was Judge Woods’ home until 1872, when he moved to Meridian. He was educated at Wil liams College, Mass., and began prac ticing law in 1859 at DeKalb. He was the youngest member of the secession convention of 1860, and enlisted as a private in the first military company raised in Kemper county, became cap tain of his company and was severely wounded at the battle of Malvern Hill. After the war he was district attorney for the Third district, was removed by the reconstruction officials and re elected in 1875, but resigned in 1876 to devote himself to his large practice. Prepare for Primaries. Democratic county executive com mittees have been holding their ses sions during the past few days for the purpose of selecting the managers and clerks to hold the congressional pri maries during the latter part of the month. Sessions have been held in all counties except those in the first, third and eighth congressional dis tricts/where no primaries will be held this year, owing to the fact that pres ent incumbents have no opposition. County boards of election commission ers are also busy revising the registra ♦ Inn end nnll hooks. Insurance Tax. That the insurance department is one of the most prolific sources of rev enue to the state is demonstrated by the fact that the average yearly pay ments through it into the treasury amount to about $200,000, and this is practically net, as the most of collec tion is less than 2 per cent .There was paid in by Commissioner Henry Thursday, for July settlement on ac count of the 2 per cent premium tax on fees, the sum of $10,001.06, which is an increase compared with the same time last year. Investigating Land Titles. The attorney general’s department is making headway in the matter of Investigating titles to land now held by corporations of individuals which are in the same class as were the ti tles held by the Wisconsin Lumber Company, recently declared to be in valid by Chancellor E. N. Thomas on the ground of invalidity of patent. In vestigations have been made in the counties of Issaquena and Hancock, and as a result suits involving the validity of titles to somewhere be tween 6,000 and 7,000 acres in the county of Hancock have been already entered. Western Union Made Money. That the Western Union Telegraph Company earned money, by a slight margin, on its Mississippi business during the June quarter, 1910, is dem onstrated by the report for that quar ter just received at the office of the railroad commission. The Western Union reports receipts from local and interstate business amounting to $44, 509.51, and operating expenses of $40, 340.21, added to which was the sum of $542.58 for taxes, leaving a revenue of $3,628.78 for the three months. Raiding Blind Tigers. Gov. Noel has received news from Natchez of the arrest of ten alleged violators of the prohibition laws, and believes this is a forerunner to a more stringent enforcement of the law in all cities and towns in Mississippi. Complaint has been made to Gov. Noel about conditions in Natchez, bit be fore he had time to give the matter any attention Sheriff Clarke raided several places, finding whisky and beer in six others. This Is the biggest tiger raid in Mississippi in some time. CLOSING IN ON DYKE EDWARDS. Escaped Convict Closely Pursued by Mis sissippi Officers. Officers are finally on the trail of Dyke Edwards, who, it is believed, is trying to make his way out of the state to Bibb county, Alabama. Edwards escaped from Rankin farm two weeks ago, and while there was a reward of $150 for his capture, and, al though he was seen several times, once at Philadelphia and later around Sturgis, Oktibbeha county, where he shot and killed Dr. A. F. Richardson, no attempt was made to take him. Later, it is said, he was joined by Gillis and his brother, Jim Edwards, and th#y have been, for several days, somewhere between Sturgis and Carrollton, awaiting the proper time to escape from the state to Alabama, where Edwards has rela tives. A close watch is being kept on the fugitives, as all three are wanted; Dyke Edwards to complete a life term in the , penitentiary; Jim Edwards to complete a term in the Oktibbeha county jail, and Gillis for alleged assault with intent to kill. Upon learning the men were still in the state, Gov. Noel increased the rewards to $250 on the part of the state, which, with the $50 offered by the trustees of the penitentiary, makes a total of $300 for nnnflim TillS rPWJl will be paid by the state for Edwards dead or alive, and any citizen of the state, after demanding his surrender, un der the laws of Mississippi, is authorized to shoot him down. DULANEY WANTS CHANGE VENUE. Believes He Cannot Get Unprejudiced Trial at Jackson. On Wednesday, August 31, the time will have arrived for taking up formally the motion of counsel for L. C. Dulaney, indicted by the grand jury last March for alleged tender or giving of a bribe to Theo G. Bilbo, a member of the state senate, in order to influence his vote in the choice of a senator, for a change of venue on the general ground that the de fendant could not secure a fair and im partial trial in Hinds county. This motion was pending at the June term of the criminal section of the court, but for obvious reasons Judge Henry de ferred the hearing until the time indi cated. As the matters and things con nected with the case are of statewide notoriety it is quite probable that it will be one of the most interesting and sig nificant court sittings within recent his tory of the state. No Pardon for Mclnnis. Gov. Noel has reached a final con clusion in regard to the case of ex Sheriff D. C. Mclnnis of Simpson county, petition for whose pardon has been in the hands of the governor for some time. The petitioner, as the court records show, pleaded guilty to one of several counts in an indictment against him, charging him with misap propriation or misapplication of coun ty funds, for which he was responsi ble, and was given a sentence of one year in the county jail, together with a fine and taxation for costs, which latter amounted to something liko $1,200. He was afterwards tried on another indictment or account, and was convicted and sentenced to seven years in the penitentiary, which, however, was reversed by the supreme court. Then followed efforts to secure a .remission of the costs assessed against him, which have been so stout ly contested that the governor was /.nnctrainoll eive his decision against Mclnnis. Many Applicants. The governor states that he has not read or passed upon the indorsements for applicants for the position of chancellor for the Third and Sixth districts. These appointments will be made either the lat ter part of August or in September. The same applies to the pending appointment as superintendent of the penitentiary, for which there are a large number of appli cants, apparently about fifty. Many of these men are well indorsed and are really excellent men for the position. Many First Bolls. First cotton bolls have been reported from a number of counties in Mississippi. Opening of the staple is by no means gen eral, however, and it is not likely that there will be a first bale reported until tne latter part of the month. That the boll weevil is steadily continuing its northeasterly march across the state is shown by the discovery of the insects in several portions of Leake county, fifty miles north of Jackson, a fid the pest will probably become general in that section before the close of the year. New Railroad Chartered. Formal statement of organization of the Batesville Southwestern Railroad Company, with a capital stock of $100, 000, was filed Friday in the office of the secretary of state. The scheme of de velopment is to build a line running southwest from Batesville, to Charles ton, the county seat of Tallahatchie. At that point it would meet the loop line running north from Philipp to Charles ton, and thus form a connection of the Illinois Central and Yazoo and Misis sippi Valley. Revising Text Books. A conference of agricultural high school men, from different parts of the state, met here Monday to confer with the special committee designated by the text book commission to revise certain of the adopted text books in order to bring them within the requirements of the com mission. There were two studies in which these men were especially interested, namely, civil government and physiology. Under the terms of the contract entered into the publishers are to add section* deemed peculiarly adaptable to the needs of the Mississippi system.