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'i a i ; v hi I ITEMS OF HEWS FROM ROUND US. The Bridge Caso at Homo to bo Investigated. HIGH WATER AT MEMPHIS Hacon's Mayor to Issue Twelfth Annual Address. tho rliil In 1 1n. 1'iiM.nitor. KOMi:, GA.-iSpii !al.)-The Floyd County grand Jury ha Ma ki 'l up more trouble fur ex County S-h o' Commissi m-r W. M. Bridges. In addition to tin- many charg v. ready i inllii ngaln-t Bri Ik'". hm fmgi ry, embezzlement, etc, the grand jury came In with ait Indictment charging 1.1m with 1 ir ny rftcr tru-t delegated nml nanu s nn amount of some fl.r.iK). This la that part of tin comim n school fund which Bridges was re jilntl to pay Into tho Trui-ury of th" city of Homo fur public school pur ji.isiw. 1'nder a lati ruling of th.' Sn- ureino Court Bridges Is in it Table to the county of Floyd for this money. but Is lah'e personally to C niiniH.-I. n it (!I"iin nnil In tutu is liable to th" city of Homo. Bridges is now out on a $1,00 bond nml was only released from custody after several unsuccessful attempts to make his boml good, lie will proba bly have to go to jail again as soon ns a warrant Is I.-sucd under the new charge. The situation as explained by nn emi nent Home lawyer is this: Commis sioner Glenn, Instead of sending this money to the city treasurer direct, sent it to Bridges, who was then Coun ty School Commissioner. The money should not have b"en sent through Bridges in the first place. Therefore, the county ennn't hold Bridges for em bezzlement, but can hold h'm for lar ceny after trust delegated, and in fall lire of that It would seem that t lie city would look to the commissioner for this money. Bridges was convicted of cmb zz'e meut at the last term of the Superior Court In Home, and sentenced to five years' Imprisonment in the peniten tiary. The Supreme Court reversed he lower court and he Is now out on bond awaiting n new trial. That portion of the Supreme Court decision upon which this case hinges reads as follows: "That jMirtlon of the State school fund which is devoted to the maintenance of the public school system In the city of Home is not the property of the county of Floyd, and the County School Commissioner of that county has no authority, in his official capacity, either to receive or disburse it, and heme an Indictment alleging that such officer had embez zled a certain sum of money which was alleged therein to be the properly of the county of Floyd is not supported by evidence that he received and ap preprinted a fund belonging to the city of Home." The principal ground of reversal In the old case seems to have been the decision above quoted, and now the grand jury brings In a separate bill to-day covering that decision. . Bridges was County School Commis sioner in Home for many years and bad the confidence of all the people lie was a very prominent Baptist min ister and stood very high among his brother ministers. His career in re cent years has been the one big sen sation In Floyd County and more In terest has attached to his case than any in this section of the Slate for years. When the numerous cases now pend lug against Bridges were first brought to the attention of the grand jury the alleged embezzlement of the county school funds and the city school funds . -were included In the same true bill which proved a fatal error when car rled up to the Supreme Court. Bridge's new trial under the late nil Sng of the Supreme Court will come tip next week and is sure to attract a great deal of attention. MAMCIOIS MISCHIEF Mincrennln Sniaeli ItanilRnme Piute GIiinn AVInitowM In SiHnnclil. SPin.VGFIELl). - (Special ) Bi tweeu 1 and 2 o'clock Sunday morning t ! , T f the of I!,.- M- ; . i'i Mil l' 'I ! i I ! I 4 J J I I .ti t li h I!, by h li: en linn. Nii-i j la'c (.11- f Du.iu, ;i, d h w.ih In.. Li t lt- j wl id i tut ah II ctial.-r. W J I - tl 'III' I'tlcl t tlf ii. I v. :t!i n -p,l, ll. i I ii !a tl.. W .1 h.. I.i ii fr fit tit, mil li t-t i -I it In smashed. The n-t of Sunday has h r'u-.l tin' In I ;;ti.Hlnii ,,f tin- low ii. n ilI If ih tlljr 111 HIV Mllgl.t 111 .y w 11 1 c M'V.re ly deallh Willi. Many H'l..-im tl.lnl; they hue ii ".Ink tho Window Sm.isln !" In th.lr inM-it, a til ii. .thing will I." ! ft tun!. i.i" to locate liiin. Th.. town h.-rs tin hkl.t ti i :u ' in I no. .h wl. limit i!Im prole, t on nft' r n'ght. l Mir. ii thi: iieelk. lining JiU Mi'l)ina, M,rl III 111 n Hi ill lliirrltiiuu, I'lIATTANOOGA.-iSpicnl.)- Sun day llflei liooli Joseph M I . i ll.l, IT jcars of ag", was killed by being run over by ;i swit. h uu'ii;. at Uarrlman. lie. with otli-r !oy, la 1 b en Jumi Ig freight trains from Oakdal.. to llar riman. In so doing h!n foot clipped and he fell uu.hr the wheels. Both legs were fevered from his loly, Th 1 remains were taken to Uarrlman. where he lived with his wldowel mot her. i)Hoi:ii wiim.i; imiviM;. f'Ot Into !) nt-r nml lli AViik on I'limli-d Ami)'. .TACKS()N.-(Speclal.)-Two sons of evl Johnson, colored, nged 11 years. were drowned In the gin pond of John Uel.oach. In the Tenth District of this ounty Thursday. The boys were driving a team and started In where they formerly had blven when the water was low. They got Into deep water, the wagon bed floated away and the Ik'ivs were lrowned. Their lmdh s were not re- overed till yesterday. HIGH AVATF.R AT MKMI'lllS. From Colin to VI'kiliiirK tlie Stlu- nlli.n la Sorloun. .Mt:MPIIIS.-(Special.)-Tho Mi.ssis ippi Hiver from Cairo to New Orleans Is rapidly rising and there is enoug.i water in sight to send ft alnive' the danger line from Cairo Vicksburg. The water rose a foot here to-day, and in four days it will probably be above the danger line. At Cairo the danger line has been passed with a further heavy flood coming down the Ohio, Cumberland and Tennessee. Two crevasses in the levees in the Mississippi delta are not yet complet ed, and it will not be possible to 11 1 1 them within tin days. The situation is regarded as extremely grave and unless there is a general freeze throughout the North Mississippi and Ohio valleys a repetition of last year's Hood is looed for, although the dam age will not be so great, owing to the fact of its lieing early in the year and the water will probably subs'de be for time for planting. nuw msiMcss ix no mi;. IHr Co-Onr rntlvp Foundry AVorkH to lie Stnrletl nt Ouoe Severul SI (cm OJTertil. HOMIO, C.A. (Special.) The South ern Co-operative Foundry Company, application for charter now pending, will begin work erecting a plant at once and exiK'ct to be In operation within the next ninety days. Since the organization of the move incut they have been offered several sites for building, and within the past few days voluntary subscription for stock has been coming in rather unex pectedly. It Is how probable that the plant will be now even larger than first intended, and this will probably be one of the biggest things in Home when completed. IIKAVY HAIX AT DANVILLE, The Flood Sltmiitlon In Iloyle In Be coming Alarming. DANVILLE, KY.(SpoeIal.)-IIoavy rains have fallen in this section since last night and the flood situation a'.on the water courses Is becoming alarm ing. Dicks Hiver Is extremely high and the Danville water-works power house, heretofore considered above Ihe danger line, was threatened with inua dation to the extent of temporarily rendering the work of them achinery Impossible. At G o'clock Saturday the river was rising at the rate of sixteen inches aa hour. i .THK CAUCUS AT NASHVILLE. Littlo Chango In tho Gen-1 cral Situation. EACH CANDIDATE IN HOPE Tho Legislators Aro Growing Weary and a Brake Likely at' tho Next Meeting. Sjh r'.rn. to Tim !:! "Iter, NASHVILLE, TIl.NN. - (Sp.-clal.l-The pal weik was fraught with gnat p.. bileal activity, and n'.thou.'li it would Mini that the politicians would have taken a rest Saturday nllit, they were fur from going to sleep. On account of washouts on the Nashville, Chattanocga & St. Louis and Louisville & Nashville nad, West, several member were pre vented from going home, who wmi'd otherwise have returned to spend Sun day. The Maxwell was i.live with po litical w inkers, ns usitnl, which shows that the battle Is j-till red hot. The first ballot taken during tli" week resulted as follows: McMlliin .".:i, Turh y :?o, and Taylor 1!. The forty-sixth ballot gave this re sult: McMilllu, HS; Turley, 2;, and Taylor 1M. The highest and lowest iiundicr of otes received during the week were as follows: Lowest I Ugliest. 42 H2 03 McMlliin 37 furley W Taylor.. IS It will be seen that Mr. McMilllu at one tune came wiiiun tnree voies oi getting then oininatlon, there being 8s votes, wth -Ll nivessary to a choice. lie started out with 31) votes, and still hols IIS. During the week he lost Sen ator Thompson, of Davidson, Senator Guild, of Davidson; Representative Walker, of Hickman. Senator Guild soon returned itnl has loeu voting for Mr. McMi'din steadily. Representative Ferry, of Madison, who started out voting with the Turley men, changed to McMillii), and will stay on that side of, the House. Senator Gunn started out as a Turley man, then changed to McMdlin, then Taylor, and finally back to -Turley. On the wind up Mr. McMlliin has really lost one man, Speaker Thompson, as Mr. Ferry fills the place left vacant by Mr. Walker. At one time Messrs.. Kimbrough, of Monroe, and Dulaney, of Sullivan, who have beeen voting for Gov. Taylor, changed over to Mr. McMdlin, but finally drifted back. The McMilllu men have managed to hold their line steady and they have presented a solid front. They claim that tho votes they have now will slick, and that whenever there Is a 'break-up In the lines of their oppo nents, Mr. McMilliu will receive the nomination. Mr. Tuilej's vote has hovered around the 30 mark. Speaker Thomp son is again for him from McMillin's side and Representative Terry seems to be lost to him for good. Several of his men have on one or more occasions wavered iK'tweeu him and Gov. Tay lor. " They' are: Senator Gunn, who lias also voted for Mr. McMlliin; Rep resentative Ewell, of Coffee; Repre sentative Stone, of Gibson, and Rep resentatlve Hurt, of Obion, Mr. Hurt staying with tho Turley people more constantly than the rest. The Tur ley men claim that there are several wavering votes on the McMillin sid which they will finally get. Tho Turley supporters feel more en couraged at the end of the week than they did at lite beginning. Gov. Tay lor, in entering the race to secure the nomination for himself, certainly saved his appointee, Mr. Turley, from leing slaughtered on the first ballot The vote of Gov. Taylor has been on I he Increase for the pajst two days It is generally 19, but at one time ran up to 3, finally dropping back to 21 Walker, of Hickman, and Hurt, of Obion, now Increase the original 19 to 21. Walker, of Hickman, is a gain from Mr. McMIUln, and Hurt, of Obiou, comes from Mr. Turley. The Taylor men expected a stampede Sat urday, but it failed to put In Its ap poaranee, although the galleries were successfully packed with rooters. They ' still .claim that Gov. Taylor will get th" li' iii'initioii, 1 ut 1 . 1 i ! ! y p-'jr i p ii p ttS; g tn..t" . fioiu Mr. Tilth y th.ni fr-'io Mr. M. -Mil. in. Tie y tn .lfi tain tint Mr. M. Milim 1, n n a le d I.I. Ii!,-!i'"t tuaik, and can go no further. " u in,' the til nut!,. u a s l,,.e, Mr. M.MilUu Mill Mian to Maud the ' -hm... .,f wimo.g n,,. ,1,,, (,i naoitii ii..iii,i:g is nitalii lu ,!!in tll.Ul It iatl pelH. He Mailed Lilt III lh . h ad, nn. I has mr. i ly td,,. kened his pace. The i.tcn l.e has liow, It Is .. llevid. will stand s- lid for him. Wh.-n th" lliial "biTak up" ( ,,-s, If. l deed, It ei r does com, , he will Kaln .,t(.s and will doubt!,. ly . , t , i t Sec;il l,;n,. nhouii ( n ,,,, .J,;1. lion to w.te f.,r hiui. If u,ey that Ihelr ail. II, late caniH.t he il- t,.,i. 'I It- ru inlHrs ate eihli-ntly gidwln,' weary of l. ,h lay In making the u,,m inatloii. mid easily sec that ,iey will not iicconpIMi any eKNl,,tiou Ilti the Seiiafo.-i;,! r;,,.,. nr th.-lr h-indi I'hen fore, lJl:,y r II s. ,n.i jH. vx. pelted a lioiiiliiatloll i.i:,y ). ,laill. Monday nl-ht. HIS TWELFTH VEUt. Mnron'a Maor Will Hrlltt-r Annuiil M...nKfA Kt-nnd Hi-cord. Ills MACON, GA.-(Sp,clal.)-It Is ej ected nt the regular weekly meeting f tlie -City Council on next Tuesday night th. annual message of Mayor S. T I in ... t i win ne rea.l. Mr. Frio Is now ,,n his twelfth year as Mayor of Macon, mid under his administration till. f'Ift tl'IU It..,. I.. ... I "" "i'1'o- woiKienui pr gress. -Many puMie Improvements have been ompletcd, which have added greatly i'J uie dtys wealth, Importance, t.otv- ..i... i . i- -iiai.on ami enterprise. The Mayor's message on Tin sday night will comain Rune Interest In- ---.- """in UMilUOIH, The head of each department will mb nut a rt'iH.rt of the operations of the Icpartmciits during the past year Ml of tlie departments are working In nn-. iect Jiarniony and there Is no friction anywhere along the line. N, cruni :ing is heard from any source and b! fween the Mayor and council and the various departments absolute concord exists. This pleasant and desirable state of affairs is due to the m;i,-,. diplomacy of Mayor Filco and his abil ity to make and retain friends. GE. LEIJ is SAFE, ( IkOiiI.. -111.. m ....... ..r iuiiihk ior tolnnlerrn for the rrolectlon of American Clrenlntod. JACKSONVILLE, FLA.-((Speelal.) I lie commander of the naval station nt Key West received a message from Gen. Lee Sunday afternoon. He safe, the city is quiet, but there Is sup pressed excitement Ih tlie American colony. The White Squadron is an chored at Key West and will sail for Dry Tortugas Monday. A. telegram from Key West says Ad miral Sicard, with the battleships New York, Indiana, Massachusetts, Iowa and Texas, arrived off the bar at 10 o'clock. The Maine, Montgomery and Detroit nnd the torpotdo boats Gush ing and Dupont went out and joined the fleet. Telegrams from Havana Saturday night state that extra guards have been placed around Consul lice's of fice. Circulars , were distributed around Havana calling on volunteers for tlie protection of tho Ameilcan col ony. There Is no news of an attempt to assassinate Consul Lee. ALGIERS.-(Speclal.) - Anti-Jewish riots were renewed here to day. The mob invaded the Jewish quarter and pillaged the shops in the Rue Baba- Kouin, uriving the Jewish merchants into tlie street. A squad of chasseur; was ordered to the scene and charged the mob with drawn swords, but the mob re-formed further on, cheering for the army. Revolvers' and daggers were, freely used, one man, who was stabbed in the back an,;! shot in the head, died on the spot. GEORGETOWN IV DARKNESS. Streams All 0 the Uiimpnut- nnd Electric LlgliU Submerged. uuoKUUTOWN, KY. (Special.)- The unusually heavy rains have put an me water courses out of their banks and have' done considerable damage In washing away fences. Eik- norn and its tributaries are higher thau they have been since' 1882, It rained steadily here Saturday the en tire day and is still raining. The elec tric light plant s surrounded by water. The floor of the engine room is under water and there will be no lights from that source to-night, nnd the streets are in. darkness.. HEAVY RAINS III KENTUCKY. Iluch Damarro nenortcd From I any Points. LICKING RIVER RISING. Georgetown's Electric Light .riant Unable to Run and the Town In Darkners. S--lul loTtifl I-"n.isltor, Heavy rains fell Saturday In aii parts of Kentucky. An a result of this downpour and the previous rains, the ti' ers and cre ks are rising rapidly, and In many l.-cal th s the lowlands arj already submerged. In Western und Central Kentucky the Miiall streams have done much damage. In Christian County tlie crceka are the highest for years, and Little River has Inundated scores of houses nnd farms. Accom panying heavy winds have made the damage more widespread, and in parts of the State these wind have attained tlie proportions of a hurricane. At Danville the water-works englne-houso Is almlst submerged, and Georgetown is In darkness with water a foot deep in Its electric light power-house. In Harrison County the South Licking Is sweeping aw ay fi ndng and farm prop erty, nnd nt Frankfort the Kentucky Is rising ata n rate that threaten the denizens of the low. grounds. Similar reports come from various places. The full extent of tlie damage by wind is not known, owing to the fact that the wires are down In all direc tions. SOUTH LICKING ItlSIG. Expected to Hindi the Highest Ste Itecorded for Tears. CYNTHIA, KY.-(SpecIal) - South Licking River at this point is rising very rapidly, nnd from Indications will reach the highest point f,or many years. The .water at present is as high as it was 'in 1881, when all families living In tho lower part of town were compelled to move out, and Ls still rising over n foot an hour. Families living along .the river, on both sides and In the lower part of town, are all seeking higher ground. All the small streams in tlie county are swollen to rushing torrents, nnd cannot be forded at any point, which breaks off mail communication with country towns In all directions. Backwater covers the Cyntliiana and Leesburg pike for tho distance of 'nearly a mile, and also covers the Tricum pike for some dis- tance about a mile below the city. The river Is full of logs, trees and drift piles.- Shocks of fodder and oc casionally a stack of hay are passing down. Five more feet of water will reach the wood on the bridge at the foot of Main street, and three feet will flood the county jail. a DowarouB Iff gravsojt. The Lowland Flooded and MucU Fencing Swept Away. LEITCIIFELD, KY.-(Speclal.)-An- otlier unusually heavy rain fell here Saturday, From 3 o'clock Saturday morning to 1 o'clock Saturday after noon two and one-quarter inches had fallen. It was a downpour from 7 to 1, and since then a continuous light rain has been falling, which will raise the amount to three inches or more be fore it ceases. All the creeks are out of their banks,, and all low laud 5s flooded. Much fencing has been washed away in the country. The rain this morning was accompanied by thunder and lightning. Over seven indies of rain has fallen within tha past eight or ten days. HIGHER THAN FOR YEARS. ChrlMIan Cuntjr Streams Have Flooded Scores of Iloami. HOPKINSVILLE, KY.-(Speclal.)-All streams In Christian County are higher than In years. Many fords have been washed away, and nearly all tlie roads are Impassable. t Little Rivoi is overflowing Its banks, scores of houses are partially under water nnd many families are homeless. Much damage is reported throughout this re gion from wind and rain. A heavy wind storm raged Saturday night.'