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Official Journal of the Parish of Lafourche tuardlan of the Interest of the Town. VOL. XV. THIBODAUX, LOUISIANA, SATUfflfAY , DEC. 2. 1911. NO. 4. HEWS AS IT HAPPENS kational, state, foreign, or interest to readers. IDE WHOLE WÉEK'S OOiNBS H)ert Mentioning of interesting Hap penings From Day to Day Throughout the World. DOMESTIC. Kloe dead and 177 injured players jb the toll football has collected from tha gridiron» «f <v>uat«nr.^tw*w. ttui llli season. The suggestion of P. M. Bralley, ftste superintendent of education, that ill public educational institutions in the state dismiss school on November jj to enable all of their teachers to attend the convention of the South ern Educational Association which trill be held in Houston on November 30 and December 1 and 2, is meeting with favor in several counties of Texas. "The plumbing trust," which gov ernment officials say controls the sale of plumbers' supplies in most of the Rocky Mountain and Pacific coast regions, has capitulated to the department of justice and is seeking to avoid court proceedings. The city of Juarez. Mexico, elected a'lteyista as mayor in the election held Saturday for city officers in the person of Colonel Juan N. Medina. By the grave of the wife he murder ed July 18, the body of Henry Clay Beattie, Jr., was buried in Maury cemetery, at Richmond, Va., shortly after sunrise Sunday. There was a brief service at the residence attend ed only by members of the family and eight friends who served as pallbear er«, and then the procession moved through the silent streets of South. Richmond. Charles W. Morse, the New York tanker, exchanged his bare cell at the federal prison at Atlanta, Ga., Sunday for a more commodious ward in the sray hospital at Fort McPherson, by order of Attorney General Wicker sham, who recently made a special visit to Atlanta to investigate the con dition of Morse. Federal officers and members of the city's detective forces spent Sunday tnaklnga careful search for the man who paßsed at least three $20 counter feit bills on the drug stores of Hous ton on Saturday night, but the search «as without avail. Condemning the backwardness of good people in government and de claring it to be the duty of the church to interfere in the alliance of govern ment with elements that tend to the degeneracy of the community and strike down any political power al lied with forces of unrighteousness, Former Vice President Charles W. Fairbanks before 5,000 Methodist min isters Sunday at Cincinnati, Ohio, call ed for "the redemption of our cities from the iniquities which exist in them and which must come through the organized effort of Christian men and women who are willing to give labor for common good." Senator Winthrop Murray Crane of Massachusetts has offered his sup port to Theodore Roosevelt for the re publican presidential nomination next year. Mrs. Horace Jones, wife of a far mer residing between Heidenheimer and Rogers, Texas, was burned to death at her home Sunday while burn ing brush in the yard of her resi dence. A far-reaching concession by Presi dent Taft to the demands of the pro gressive spirit in American politics is found in the statement authorized Saturday by Dwight Hilles, secretary to the president, that the administra tion will accept in a modified form the challenge of the Ohio progressive re publicans for a statewide expression on presidential preferences, the re sult ol" which shall be binding on Ohio delegates to the national convention. John F. Dryden, founder of the Prudential Insurance Company of America and at the head of it prac tically all his life, a member of the United States senate and a multi-mil lionaire, died at his home at Newark, N. J., Friday of pneumonia. The men composing the team that will conduct the Houston campaign of the Men and Religion Forward Move ment are: Fred B. Smith, campaign leader; Charles Stelzle, social service; Fred S. Goodman, Bible study; R. A. Waite, Jr., boys' work; A. M. Bruner, community extension; H. F. Schwartz, missions; W. E. Biederwolf, evangel ism; National Association Male quar tette. Delegates attending from out of Houston are invited to remain for the meetings throughout the week. Henry Clay Battie, Jr., paid the pen alty in the electric chair for murder ing his wife. He confessed his guilt. While the cavalry, rangers and fed eral officers directing the patrol of the Mexican border are vigilant, there «as little excitement of any kind late ly. There is a feeling at Fort Sam Houston that other companies of the cavalry may go forward, but no or ders have been issued to that effect to date. Reports reaching General Jo seph \V. Duncan are to tlie effect that border conditions are very quiet. The members of tue "tar" party ac cuFttj of assaulting .Miss Mary Cliani fcerl'aln, Kansas school teacher, were Evicted by a jury Saturday and wiiJ ja il sent ences. Tho fourteenth annual convention or the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs came to an end at Houston Fri day, following the election of officers and the adoption of a resolution honor ing the name of Andrew Carnegie and making his birthday memorable as founder's day," to be -'Vecognized by library associations. The executive committee will decide on a place for the meeting next year. Samuel Gompers, John Mitchell and I 1 rank Morrison, the labor leaders, must again stand trial in the supreme court of the District of Columbia on charges of contempt arising out of the Buck Stove and Range case. Justice Wright Friday handed down a de cision ove rruling thw mntu ^ the misant II PI 11 paimjp -m «VI «k<«MUUUUIU UK HIM* < II PI 11 paimjp -m «VI «k<«MUUUUIU UK HIM* proceedings under the statute of limi tations. Friday was an eventful day for the Texas bankers. Joseph W. Hoopes of Austin, president of the Farmers' National Manor bank and secretary of the Texas Bankers' Association, was elected president of the secretaries' division of the American Bankers' As sociation. With the arrival in Galveston Wed nesday evening of the first two cars of the Galveston-Houston Electric Company to make the run over the re cently completed tracks of the inter urban between the two cities came the announcement by Manager L. C. Bradley that regular service would be inaugurated Tuesday morning, Decem ber 5 When the two big cars rolled down the heavy steel rails of Broad way onto Twenty-first street and into the company's terminal station they passed before the gaze of hundreds of interested citizens, and at the sta tion encountered a throng of more than one thousand Galvestonians. During a fire in Cincinnati, Ohio, Wednesday, the plant of the J. Baum Safe and Lock Company was destroy ed, entailing a loss of $150,000, a fire marshal's buggy ran down and prob ably fatally injured Thomas.and Wal ter School, aged 7 and 5 years, re spectively. Postal savings banks will open at Midlothian, Sanger and Van Alstyne, Tex., and Beaver. Checotah and Lind say, Okla., on December 20. Without waiting for the senate's ap proval of the pending treaty for an adjustment of Nicaraguan finances, the syndicate of American bankers which had agreed to advance the Nic araguan government funds is dispatch ing its agents to initiate the loans. Hon. J. S. Stevenson, representative of the Twenty-sixth district of Texas, died at his home in Groveton, Texas, Wednesday. FOREIGN. Two striking speeches were the fea ture of a banquet tendered to Presi dent Madero in the City of Mexico Sunday by the American colony. The president frankly discussed the dis turbances in various parts of the country, but declared that law was supreme, peace was practically re stored and that the nation was suf fering only a temporary and inevit able reaction from the upheaval brought about by the revolution. The revolution in Paraguay Is pro gressing. Revolutionary forces are closing in on Asuncion from all sides. The committee in charge hopes to take the city without bloodshed. The leaders are arranging a complete dis tribution of forces before beginning a definite advance. The West river, near Hong Kong, China, is swarming with pirates, and traffic to Wu Chow, in Kwang Si province, is seriously imperiled. It is semi-officially announced that Russia is not satisfied with Persia's apology, inasmuch as the delay caused Russia to take prompt measures. In the meantime, the statement asserts, W. Morgan Shuster, the American treasurer general of Persia, circulated misleading statements, and it is ru mored that the Russian government will recommend the dismissal of Mr. Shuster. Thirty-three workers are known to have been killed and upward of 100 injured by a boiler explosion, which occurred Friday at the oil cake mills of J. Bibby & Sons in London England. Jose Gomez's insurrection on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, which al ready has cost many lives, resulted Saturday In a clash between Presi dent Madero of Mexico and the gov ernor of the state of Oaxaca over the question of state's rights. The gov ernor, Benito Juarez, Jr., son of the president of the reform period, ap pealed to the chamber of deputies for aid. The Japanese destroyer Harusame foundered off Sliiina province, Japan, In a storm Saturday, and forty-five of the crew of sixty perished. Jose Pino Suarez, in whose inau guration the anti-administrationists filai«» to see a parallel to the foisting upon' the people of Ramon Corral by Diaz, and whose championing by Ma dero is one of the chief weapons of the agitators, took the oath of office as vice president cf the republic of Mexico Friday at Mexico City. Marquis Jutario Komura, ex-minis ter of foreign affairs and privy coun cillor of Japan, died at Tokio Friday. The suffragettes tared badly at tin hands of the London police Tuesday, who arrested 22u and also took into custody three men, all of whom were later released on bail. Ilie women threatened to force their way into the house of commons and make a pro test on the floor of the house against the prime minister's refusal to pledg; iie government's support to a bi;. giving equal suffrage to both sexe out they failed even to roach îîx-3 er. trance to parliament. NEWS OF ALL LOUISIANA happenings of interest throughout the state. ITEMS FROM EVERY QUARTER Of Louisiana When It la News Gath ered for Our Many Readers. Parish and City. Supervisors Adjourn. New Orleans.—The tenth annual convention of the N^Mo n ai Ass ociation ff n UM ffl S g The will be held at the same time and place as that of the American Bank ers' Association, which probably will meet in Detroit. J. L. Mohundro of Seattle, Wash., was elected president of the association and P. E. Roberts of Des Moines, Iowa, secretary-treas urer; R. M. Scammon of New Hamp shire, E. Royse of Omaha, Neb., and W. L. Young of Baton Rouge, La., were elected vice presidents. F. E. Baxter, state superintendent of banks of Ohio, was chosen chairman of the executive committee. New Orleans Sugar. New Orleans.—The New Orleans sugar market developed a dull and decidedly uneventful session Saturday and very little trade of any conse quence developed. Trading was on a basis of 5 l-16@>5%c for white clari fied and 4%@5 l-10c for yellows, un changed quotations from Thursday's market. Receipts in the New Orleans market were scarcely of sufficient pro portions to make a market, and while manifests might show liberal receipts of barrel goods, actual offerings on the market were very scarce. Official closing quotations: Sugar, 96 test, 4.83c; white clarified, 5 l-lG@5%c; yellow clarified, 4%@5 1-16c; seconds, 4*4 @4%c; open kettle centrifugal, 4%@4%c. Tone of market quiet. Mo lasses—Open kettle, 34@39c; centrifu gal, ll@26c; syrups, 32@36c. Re ceipts—Sugar, 20,292 barrels; mo lasses, 2,621 barrels. All receipts were sold. Parish Needs More Refineries. St. Martinville.—With the increased cane acreage in St. Martinville Parish this year, and a good deal more ex pected next season, the erection of at least two more refineries will be nec essary. Otherwise the planters are liable t© lese -their cïïne^ifi30Sr""5SOiij of those who did nofhave iave contracts with the refineries this year are much alarmed over conditions. In Testation by the boll weevil forced nearly all farmers to go into cane cul ture, and more grinding facilities will have to be provided. New Orleans Cotton. New Orleans.—Cotton futures open ed steady Saturday at a decline of 3 to 4 points on indifferent cables. There was little demand 011 the call, but. immediately after some buying sprung up on favorable weather re ports from the cotton belt, where cold and wet weather was interfering with the gathering of the crop. The mar ket was unable to make any material rise, however, owing to bearish pri vate cables stating that Manchester reports were poor and that China was still canceling orders. Funds for Improvements. Covington.—The town council in special session this week adopted the budget for 1912. A 2-mill tax for ten years was levied to raise the neces sary $10,000 to build the contemplated school building, which will cost $25, 000. A committee from the Commer cial League presented a resolution to have the council call a special elec tion to vote a tax of $65,000 for the purpose of building a municipal water works system. A resolution was pass ed by the council as requested. Chorus Girl Swallows Pin. Amite City.—During the perform ance of a musical comedy, "The South ern Girl," one of the chorus girls swal lowed a pin, which lodged very deep in her throat, causing paroxysms of painful choking. There was no phy sicias in the auitasee, aa4 some little time before Dr. Glenn J. Smith was found. He hastened to the rescue, and, after a difficult opera tion, relieved her of the pin, which was one of rather large size. Passengers Slightly Hurt. Shreveport.—In a slight collision Saturday between Texas and Pacific train No. 51, from New Orleans to i)allas. Dr. A. H. Cohen of Shreve port was painfully hurt and several others slightly injured. The passenger train was following too close on the switching train, and when it suddenly blackened speed the slippery tracks ::i£.de it impossible for the engineer of the passenger train to stop. New Centra! High School. Slidell.—The new r $üö,0üü Central iigh school is rapidly nearing coinple ion. The fixtures are ordered and ,111. soon be installed. It is hoped tue .ew year may iind the children coui ortably quartered. Fire Less cf $3.500. .Morgan City.—Fire »Saturday de troyed the residence owned by Mrs. •rancioni and occupied by C. W. Jrc-en, together with the household -fleets of the latter. Total I06B, ■>3,500; insurance, $1,700. Policeman Gets Alexandria.—Lawr policeman, single-ha three highwaymen Friday night and shfl him seriously, and The third one escape on arrested. The wpe the sanitarium and John Mitchell of Chic two in jail give their j Stanley of New Yof Grant of Chicago. Mitchell, fired the fi; let passing throu policeman's coat \ not injure fcim.^, across thé t^" " f Robbers. ï'Donnell, s icounterec irk stree' woundin; another was late; man is a name at |The otho as Cha^ William iwayman, the bui lt of the but did er came at the time, but t bé negro, recogniz ing him, appealed to bim. As soon as the men saw that they were con fronted by an officer one pulled his pistol and firtd, and the others tried to escape. The officer fired one shot and Mitchell fell, but got up and started to run, when t^e officer fired at him again, bringing him down, at the same time holding qne of the other men. The wounded roj)ber is serious ly hurt, and it is not known whether he will live or not. H£ confessed that he and his pals had/been connected with the series of robberies that have been committed lately on the streets. i-4v. Manslaughter Verdict. Marksville.—The jury in the case of George Mullin, charged with killing Lee Juneau, at Walter Valley, July 4, after being out an hour Friday, re turned a verdict of manslaughter. By appointment of court. Attorneys Les ter Bordelon and William A. Morrow represented the accused. The state was represented by District Attorney S. Allen Bordelon. The evidence of fered by the state showed that a bal.' was given July 4 at the home of Mo Health, and that a great deal of drink ing was indulged in during the even ing, and at night a disturbance was begun by Mullin. McHealth put Mull in out of the hoùse, and while doing so a fight started between other par ties, and ladles and children escaped to the rear of the house. Juneau, upon being informed that one of his chil dren was in the house, started in, when he met Mullin, who had return ed. It appeared that Mullin was chas ing McHealth at the time Juneau en tered the room, and as soon as he reached Mullin, the latter shoved his head back with his left hand and with his right cut Juneau'&throat Juneau's dying words were s th|t George Mullin dsax: the ored to one who cut J un it was done by so! the fighting in not the but that known during e. Mullin was proven to have been'idrunk and thac he did not know that he had cut or killed Juneau. 4 Harvesting Louisiana Rice. Crowley.—It is estimated that fully 00 per cent of the rile crop has been harvested and thrash|d and already a few farmers have bei m preparations for the 1912 rice era . The acreage of sweet potatoes wil be large. O. R. Hopson of Midland ill plant thirty acres in sweet potato s and there will be a number of fiel s of about this size. In the vicinity af Ebenezer the acreage of Irish p< tatoes will be greatly increased. n Irish potato club has been forme# at Ebenezer to market the crop. I Judge Overton Scoréi Jury for Verdict Lake Charles.—Jud e Winston Over ton Friday, following verdict of net guilty ing Dunk O'Banion of Jim Dunning, an< ;her negro, and which occupied sevei :1 days of court, told the jurors he fe t they had mis applied the charge, a not followed the evidi In the case. Judge feared if acquittals continued mob iaw \«ould eventually follow. the return of a the case charg ith the murder d said they had ice nor the law verton said he 1 such a basis New Orleans! Rice. New Orleans^—The |ice market was steady Saturday. Receipts: Rough, 3 ,163 sacks; clean, 1,62$ pockets; mill ers, 7,259 sacSks. Sales; Rough, 1,313 sacks Honduras at $email@example.com; no sales of Jäipan; clean, 4,768 pockets Honduras fit 2%@5c; 2,576 Japan at 3%c. Quotations: Rough un ; clean HonduräBT'®% , ©6%«; Japan, 2@2%c. Marriages at Sulphur. Sulphur.—A number of our people have been married in the last few days. Dr. Curd of Marlin and Mrs. Parsons of Sulphur, Mr. R. H. Brous sard and Miss Nellie Simmons, both of Sulphur; Mr.. Fred Brock and Miss Nellie Vincent, both of Sulphur; Mr. Camille Guidry and Miss Alice Toofs, both of Sulphur, have taken upon themselves the nuptial vows. Fair Closes at Lake Charles. Lake Charles.—The second annual Calcacieu-Louisiana fair came to a close Saturday after four successful lays. Prizes to the, value of $3,000 were awarded. Perfect Thrashing Weather. Esther wood.—This is perfect thrash ng weather. The last -in this section will be thrashed Out this week. Sev rai machines have gone south into /ermilicfn parish, where some farm rs Lave just begun thrashing. Landrum Decfared Insane. Lake Charles.— Theo. M. Landrum, nuicted for shootii- ï at his wife in a .lotei last July, and popularly believed o be insane, wa£ so declared Saturday ày a jury impaneled to try the issue. Landrum will go to toe asylum. WOH'Î RECOGNIZE MADERO STATE OF OAXACA TURNS BACK ON NEW GOVERNMENT. President Had Been Asked to Permit the Federal Troops to Assist in Suppressing Insurrections. .-> Mexico City.—The state of Oaxaca Sunday formally declared that it does not recognize the central governmenL The action was taken by the legisla ture and ratified by Governor Benito as a result of the refusal ' Maler.j - to permit oral troepfto asmWt tfirgofefn in suppressing local insurrections. Saturday Governor Juarez appealed to the chamber of deputies for assist ance, and the body voted to uphold the executive. His appeal was made through the legislature. When the re ply was received in Oaxaca disap pointment of both officials and public appeared great, and the determination of the state government to turn its back upon the Madero government is reported to have met with popular ap proval. Crowds are said to have marched through the streets of the town, yelling "Death to Madero and the central government!" and declar ing that the people of Oaxaca would fight to the lkst to maintain the sovereignty of the state. To all Intents and purposes Oaxaca has placed herself in a state of open rebellion, but the federal government has not yet decided to regard it as such. In official circles it is consid ered probable that Madero will send commissions to Juarez to treat with him before attempting his military subjection. The state of Oaxaca, birthplace of Porfirio Diaz and Benito Juarez, presi dent of the reform period, Is populous, and there is no attempt to deny that its men are a virile breed, capable of making a vigorous fight. Mexicans of the better class regard the situa tion as critical. So far as the plans of Reyes and Vasquez Gomez are concerned, the government does not consider that there is any general movement at tributable to them, but there are now a dozen or more rebellious leaders at the head of bands numbering in all more men than Madero had in the early days of his revolution. In its at tempt to wipe out these "local" points of insurrection the government jg grontlv nrpimiftri- and fUien hoslili ties with an entire state would render Its position much more awkward. The most important of the week's new insurrections is that of the ter ritory of Tepic, where the police force of Tepic mutined and later join ed the rebel forces of Martin Es pinosa, now near Compostela, toward which point federal forces are travel ing. The cry of these insurrectionists is "Viva Reyes!" Official reports announce that a bat tle has occurred at Pilcaya, in the state or Guerrero. The total casual ties are placed at 60. GOOD ROAD S CONG RESS ENDS Many of the Good Roads Delegates Say Opinion Is Divided on Ask ing Federal Aid. Richmond, Va. —The good roads congress came to an end Friday with what many delegates still declare to be a division of opinion as to asking the government for aid. While the directors of the American Association for Highway Improvement were electing officers in one room and barring consideration of federal aid, a large party of delegates, who have proclaimed for federal aid all through the sessions met in another office and organized the executive committee of the congress which, rep resenting every State, will be instruct ed to attend the National Aid Confer ence at Washington, January 16. The Highway Improvement Associa tion elected these officers: President, N. P. Page, director of public roads in the department of ag riculture; vice president, W. C. Brown, president of the New York Central lines; secretary, J. E. Pennypacker, Washington; organizer, Chas. P.Light, Martinsburg, W. Va. The board of di rectors elected includes B. F. Yoakum, James McRea, Lee McClung, W. W. Finley, James G. Harland, T. Coleman Dupont, A. G. Spalding and L. E. John son. The place of the next conven ion will be decided later by a com mittee. Reported Dutch Purchase. Lisbon, via Frantier.—It is reported that Holland has procured $5,000,000 for the purchase of the Portuguese part of the Island of Timor, in the Malay Archipelago, now divided be tween Holland and Portugal. The pur chase would solve a long-pending boundary dispute between the two countries. Carnegie Library for Sherman. Sherman, Tex.—The Sherman city council Tuesday accepted the prop osition of Andrew Carnegie to provide jôU.UoO for a library with ths city greeing to supply ^5,000 annually ft : , maintenance. More Fetts: Can/.s fcr Texas. Washington.—Post;, i banks wia be jstabiished on December _L ;.s loi jiS: i»iûOi'ailfé' Cil'w\e, „nd Decatur, 'ica, ai.J o.oo t ee and \Y taenia, ut.u. RULI G OH l-IBHT fQQT CASE Supreme Court Adheres to Its Forme' Position in Mandamus Proceed ings—$41,580 for First Year. Austin, Tex.—The supreme court Wednesday overruled the motion fot rehearing in the Attoiney General Lightfoot mandamus case, and adher ed to its former position that the first year's legislative appropriation of $41, 580 is available for the first year, and that a similar amount for the second year is vetoed. A majority of the court, Judges Brown and Dlbrell, say they do not pass upon the question of whether the first year's allowance rrav be extend* into the second vear, wbuct 7nage naaisa>v » « ««Bwjrrttkg opinion as to the result, holds it can not be extended into the second year. He speaks specifically, and new mat ter is injected to that extent. That there will be 110 money left for the second year is easily antici pated, for the current expenses of the attorney general's department will consume the allowance for the first year, as was the intention of the legis lature. The directions how to spend the appropriation provided for the using of $41,580 each year, hence there will be none the second year. Judge Brown, in his opinion, says if the attorney general's office is put to inconvenience, that is unfortunate, but that it can be remedied only by the legislature, and not by the courts. The overruling of the motion for re hearing is the final say of the court, and it is now impossible to change the result, therefore the attorney general will have no appropriation for the sec ond year. His present force and of fice expenses demand all of the first allowance for the current fiscal year. What he will do the second year Is un known. The governor has made it plain that he will call no special ses sion of the legislature to provide for the support of the attorney general. TAR PART Y FOUN D GUILTY Men Who Coated Miss Chamberlain With Tar Get Jail Sentences. Given Time to Prepare. Lincoln Center, Kan.— Two of the three men charged with complicity in the tarring of Miss Mary Chamber lain, a school teacher—John Schmidt and Sherill Clark—Saturday were found guilty of assault and battery by a jury In Judge Gorver's court, while A. N. Siroms, the third defend ant, was acquitted. The jury was out tor marly - -t-fototy .. hours. Sentence was deferred to permit attorneys to argue a motion for a new trial. Earlier in the day the court Im posed sentences of one year each in jail, the extreme penalty, on Everett G. Clark, Jay Fitzwater, Watson Scran ton and Edward Ricord, confessed as sailants of Miss Chamberlain. These four men confessed before the present trial began. The court ruled that the men must pay the costs of the prosecution. Ricord already was in jail, having been surrendered by his bondsmen seventy-seven days ago. The court told the three other men they might have a reasonable length of time in which to straighten out business af fairs. Fitzwater and Scranton said they were ready to go to jail next week. Clark's business may keep him busy for a month. Both the convicted and confessed men took their sentences calmly. The four confessed men expressed them selves as actually glad that the long period of waiting was over. TEXAS' ASS ESSED VALUATIOHS The Collections for General Revenue Should Net $2,414,971—Con troller's Compilation. Austin, Tex.—According to the con troller's preliminary compillatlon, completed Saturday, the total assess ed values of Texas aggregate $2,515, 584,541, an increase of $127,094,417 over last year's valuation, and of $30, 526,742 over the preliminary esti mates. The classification of the sev eral values will not be available for some days. Under the valuation given, with a 12c ad valorem tax the gross tax col lections for general revenue should aggregate $3,018,713, but it is figured that 20 per cent is necessary to be deducted to cover cost of collection, etc. That would decrease the total yield by $603,742, leaving net for th^e general revenue fund $2,414,971. The foregoing, of course, is supple mented by franchise taxes, gross re ceipts taxes, intangible values and fees collected by the various state de partments. Spanish Exporter Killed. Pensacola, Fla. —Carlos Garrieja, a lumber exporter of Barcelona, Spain, ! and a brother of the Spanish vice con I sul of Pensacola, was instantly killed , Wednesday aboard the steamer : Oriental when a large stick of tina ber fell as it was being hoisted"aboa. l and struck him on the head, crushing the skull. 530,0C0 Church Fire. Temple, Tex.—The First Methodist church building, a large brick struc ture, was totally destroyed by fire Wednesday. The church was created in 189-Hind v.-as the most pretentious of its kind in the city. The loss wiii i eat.ii $3d,'W0. Ccttcn is Beinj Qclci. Richmond, Tex.—Cotton continues ! j bu broug.it in to the gin daily, uuu !.» <ii «»tea aoiu, legardless oC tue ioiv uiice. HILLS SWA3M WITH REBELS after half century nankin is about to be taken. Ancient City Shelled, and Viceroy Takes Refuge in Japanese Con sulate—Big Guns in Action. Nankin.—After more than half »' century of silence, the hills overlook ing the walled city of Nankin, the ancient capital of China, swarm with rebellious forces eager for its occupa tion and determined to overthrow last stronghold of the Hauch of the. Yang. Tse. . > ' hours Sunday big guns spoke repeat edly, while further up along the north eastern range from the top of Purple Mount, overlooking the Ming tombs, for a fifteen-mile semi-circle westward to the Yang Tse, smaller forts scat tered shells into every section of the city. So far as is known the casualty list is not large. General Wong, see ond in command of the defense, is among those killed. During the earlier part of the day the imperialists attempted to sortie against the attacking force with a view to recapturing their positions and guns, but were driven back inside the walls with considerable losses. The Tiger Hill batteries, meanwhile, were pounding shells into Lion Hill. They succeeded in silencing the Manchu bat teries there, which, it is conceded, were of little value. The first attacks on Tiger Hill were begun by the slow approach of the regular troops and later in the day of warships. Later in the evening a dozen torpedo boat destroyers and cruisers were lying menacingly near the city. Doubtless they will quickly reduce the lower sections and drive the defenders to the south. The viceroy of Nankin and the high er generals, in fear of Chang, the im perialist commander, have taken refuge in the Japanese consulate, is which only the consul remains. He ÎB the sole official representative of the foreign interests now in Nankin. ThB consulate is well guarded by mannes. Sunday's attack can only be con sidered a slight foretaste of bigger things to follow, because the main body of the rebels is steadily investing every side and bringing big guns into position on every eminence. The plan® of the attacking forces are not reveal ed. The revolutionaries may not at tempt to bombard steadily and await Wim* render. But if breaches are made Jn the walls of the city and the rebels en ter, it is believed General Chang and the loyal troops will make a desperate stand. Lion Hill's reply to the bombard m ent was at first sharp, but lately tt became feeble. A number of rebel shells fell in the settlement, bnt did little damage. The revolutionaries advanced in three columns, one along the railway, the second behind Purple Hill and the third along the river. The imperialists fired upon a Red Cross train coming in on the railway. About four thousand of General Chang 's rawest recruits are now out side the city with machine guns, bat a number have surrendered. Cotton Crop Estimates. New Orleans.—Final estimate» oa the cotton crop of 1911 received by States to date follows: j Alabama, 1,500,000. Arkansas and Missouri, 950,00ft. I Georgia and Florida, 2,650,000.. ^ J Louisiana, 375,000. i Mississippi, l.lfcQ^QOO. ."w Oklahoma, 960,000. North Carolina and Virginia, 1,000* 000. South Carolina, 1,500,000. Tennessee and Kentucky, 450,000- » Texas and California, 4,300,000» " | Total, 14,835,000. " ,1 Choctaw Payments Stopped. Washington.—The District of Co lumbia supreme court has issued a writ enjoining the secretary of the treasury from paying Mississippi Choctaws the $50 per capita payment out of the general Choctaw funds against which the petitioner for the writ, James E. Arnold, a lawyer, has a large claim for legal services. 9 ' $27,500 Horse Flesh Burns. Louisville, Ky.—In a fire at "Stockj wood," the farm of Captain James W» liams at Spring Station, near Ver sailles, Ky., Sunday, Governor Gray, winner of the American Derby at Jacksonville, Çla., last winter and year's Latonia (Ky.) Derby, and County Tax, both geldings, burned to death. Lake Charles Teachers Meet. Lake Charles.—The teachers of the Lake Charles Institute district at Lake Charles held their regular monthly session Saturday. Professor S. P. Ar nette of Westlake presided. Drove of 500 Turkeys. Mason, Tex.— About eight hundred turkeys were driven out of Mason to be shipped from Brady. Five hun dred turkeys in one flock looks pretty big. The others were taken in wagons. $90,C00 Ptscenger Station. Marshall. Tex.—-The first stake was driven for the new passenger station .it Marshall Saturday for the Texas .And Pacific railroad. The buüaing will cost $i»J.0üü.