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rotg VOL. XIX. VICKSBDRG, MISSISSIPPI, TUESDAY, MAY 21, 1901. DISPOSED OF ITS DOCKET THE MISSISSIPPI SUPREME COURT HAS ADJOURNED TILL THE OCTOBER TERM The Most Important Case Disposed of Was That Brought by me Atiorney-General Against Oil Mills. Jackson, Miss., May 21. The Mis- issimi Supreme Uourt nas ciisikiscu of its docket and adjourned until the regular to in tobor. The most niipoiiam. .u.ipinvu L hriinL'ht bv the Attornev- 111 inn ".'- -n- - - General against iweuiy-iwu ronmiun mills of the State cuarging a vioia- tion of the uox auu-iiusi uvw. iu the Circuit Court of Hinds county Judge Powell had ruled on a demurrer that the Attorney-General erred filing all declarations in uiu nmus county Circuit Court, and that the declaration against each mill should have been made in the county of its domicile. The Supreme Court dissents from this view of the law and reverses and remands the case, thus giving the Attorney-General a clear cut to victory, Were it necessary for the Attorney-lienerai to go into encti county with a declaration in an antitrust fight the law would be entirely defeated as it would be practically impossible for him to do so on account of the pressure of other official du ties. The Kiersky-Kelly contested elec tion case, from the Uireuit uonrt or Warren county, was reversed and re- mandnl. This was one of the most interesting anneals during the Supreme Court term, the point being raised that three illegal votes were cast. The re- rer.-al was chiefly on the ground that the court erred in excluding evidence for the defendant. In the suit of the State, ex rel Dis trict Attorney Greaves, vs. J. C. t a-rett was brought v the interesting question whether Mr. Cavett was eligible to servo as a member of the old city council which had violated section SU'.Hl of the code by increasing the citv's indebtedness. Chief Justice Whitfield held that an increase of mu nicipal indebtedness did not include tuvoluntary obligations, or charges fixed by law, such as the salaries of officers, and that a transfer of funds does not increase a city's indebted ness. Mr. Cavett will retain his seat m a member of the city council of Jackson. The court ordered a modification of the verdict in the case of the Cum berland Telephone Company vs. Mrs. Catherine Pitchford, from the Circuit Court of Adams county. The lower court liad given the appellee a verdict for 25,0OO for the death of her son while hewasaii employee of the company awl Chief Justice" Whitfield held that tliis verdict was exoossive and or dered that the verdict be reversed un less appellee consented to settle for 112,500. This is the third time dur ing the term tliat the Snnreme Court ordered , verdict reduoed. Several rather important cases on the docket were not decided by the Wurt prior to adiournnient but, were ordered remanded to the docket for an oral argument at the next term. The oourt in this batch of cases has sever-al very knotty problems for disposal d has thus far been unable to reach My satisfactory agreemont thereon. Paring a period of seve mouths the SnpremeCourt has disposed of an unus-MUy Urge number of interesting and important, eases, the volume of biwi-"eas transacted bi tny years. Chief Justice Whitfield Associate Justice Calhoou will jwote a portion of their leisure time "arrng vacation to angling for the i? tribe, a sport of which they are pMsiouatoly fond. Associate Justice Jml wiU spend the vacation in the P'wy woods of Clarke county. , Iowa Undertakers Meet, owns, May 21. A most important ration comes up today before the At prices that will delight hVm j shirt wa'ste. comprising n ro,s' fine zppkyr cloth. ele- 5:7 aae UP and trimmed in em- inn, 'uerung.iuvOT' a one 'Oe lot worth i no A 11 ,i flno . -v. uuum Cl.uu Allan Reprice, 70 cents. 0 dozen exquisite fine Madras ,un waists, entire front trimmed jq e embroidery; usu' price $2.- kuis week $i.2U. SZien brown grass linen skirts, Ck io ays sold at BOc- Fr this nee 19 cents. Belial tofn Bargain Sale of Exquisite Fine Fans bW 1 ,C0mPrised of silk fans in ledTnrf Wbite eraPire siz(!- f.!eaanQ ROms rtaintod- v al hp 9c, each-Mc, 47c, 59c, Lot 2 is comprised of beautiful Lace Curtains r PllWn:.. in this sale at, per in this sale at, per at Record-Brea for Umbrdlas Iowa Funeral Directors Association which is meeting here. It is "What is the legal status of the funeral bill," Home of the members claim that funeral bills already have a legal status but a majority say if they have such it is of little force. They complain that their bills are placed on the same footing as those of the doctors, whereas, they should corati first on the list. Judaism and Christianity Mix. Boston, May 21. Rev. A. T. Pier-son, L. D. of New York, 0))ened the convention of Hebrew-Christians which began here today. There are many distinguished visitors. The questions to be. discussed at this meeting concern whether or not it is necessary on becoming a hristiait to abrogate the ritual of Judaism. Many opinions will be read on the subject by professors of Hebrew and students of Hebrew literature in the theological seminaries. New York Central Extension. New York, May 21. The lease of the Beach Creek Extension R. R. to the NewYorkCeiitral is up for approval before the stock holders meeting which is being held here today. It seems that the Yanderbilt system is to be pushed still further in Pennsylvania Coal Region and that this is the first step toward the advancement. BUILD1NGC0I,LAPSED. Six Men Caught Inder a falling Build-ing and Two Are Believed to Have Been killed. New York, May 21. Six men were caglit under tons of debris by the collapse of a dismantled building cm Christie street. Two are believed to liavu been killed. A third showed by wriggling of hjs hands that he was still alive, while the remaining three escaped with more or less serious injuries. The groans und prayers of the man whose hand was exposed led to the disc overy. OFFICIAL PROGRAM, It Has Been Announced for the Memphis Confederate Reunion. Memphis, Tenn., May 21. The official proguni and detailed information of the Sons of Confederate Veterans has at length been completed. It reads as follows : Tuesday, May 28 10 a.m. Joint meeting of the Veterans and Sons of Veterans, Confederate Hall. Address of welcome and response. 2 p.m. Convention assembles in reglar session, Auditorium. H p. m. Sons of Veterans boat ride on the Mississippi River. Wednesday, May 2ilth. 10 a.m. Couventon assembles in regular session, Auditorium. 2 p. m. Flower Parade. 4 p. m. --Convent ion assembles in regular session, Auditorium. 10 p.m. Sons of Veterans Ball to Sponsors and Maids of Honor, Confederate Hall. Thursday, May !50th. 10 a. m. Division sessHions of Sons of Veterans. 2 p. m. Grand Street Parade of Veterans and Sons of Veterans. Emigrating to Hawaii. San Juan, May 31. Nine hundred emigrants embarked today on the steamer California at Guanicacia for Hawaii. Four hundred more are ready to sail. Emigration agents are spending, it is estimated, about $10,000 in recruiting and maintaining emigrants. Favorable reports from Hawaii is the cause of the continuation of emigra-t ion. Antidote to Mosquito Bites. Consul-General Guenther writes from Frankfort that Prof. Dr. Voges, the director of the National Board of Health, at Buenos Aires, according to German lianers, has found a remedy for mosquito bites. He states that ho discovered it by accident during his trip to Paraguay to study the pest. He had been sup-nlied with all sorts of remedies. among them "nnpthalene," an article of no value whatever against the pest ; but on suing it for mosquito bites, he fonml it of surprising effect. It ueuter-alize the poiob, even when the part bitten is grealy inflamed. If fresli bites are rubbed with nnpthaline, no swellling follows. The Professor considers napthaline almost a specific against mosqutio poi-son. Offerings economical purchasers 100 fine P. K. Skirts, made of excellent corded P. K., and made up in best possible manner; worth $2 to manufacture For this week $1.25. 50 beautiful fancy lawn shirtwaist suits, perfect tailor-made, worth at wholesale $5 to be closed out for $3.25. 75 fine grass linen short waist suits, elegantly tailored, trimmed in black and clune' lace; not a one in the lot has sold under $6.50 to be closed out for SI. at), silk fans with fancy sticks, painted, spangled, lace effects; value up to $2.50, at each-ySc, $1.25, $1.35. Lot, 3 silk fans, new art coloring, spangled, lace and miniature painting; value up to $3.50, at each $1.48, $1.1)1), $1.93. Bargain Chances! $3 85 curtains iu this sale at, per pair, $1.95. $5 curtains in this sale at, per pair, $2.95. king rnces. $4 uuiqituaa NOTABLE SERMONS DELIVERED - AT THE PRESBYTERIAN GENERAL ASSEMBLY. PHILADELPHIA MEETING Warning Concerning the Public Schools. Conduct of I'. S. Soldiers in Porto Rico a Disgrace. Philadelphia, Pa., May 21. At Calvary church, where the Presbyterian general assembly is sitting, the moderator, Rev. Dr. Henry C, Min-ton, of Califonia, preaohed his first-sermon as the presiding officer of the assembly. The moderator soun ded a note of warning regarding thejmblio school. 'God forbid," he said, "that I should nay an ill word against our public school system, the safeguard of our is at ion, but is the educational machinery subsidiary to the only worthy end of fashioning diameter ? Have we, so morbidly afraid of unit ing the church and the State, so far to disunite God from the State? This is a most serious question. The faith of our sous and daughters is involved. It is not an organized skepticism that threatens, but a God forgotten." Dr. Green, D. D. stationed in Hava na, but now recently in Porto Ripo, created a profound sensation by se. verely criticising the United States soldiers in Porto Rico. Dr. Green said the conduct of the United States soldiers there was a disgrace to hu manity. Twenty drunken soldiers, he add. could be seen on the streets to one drunken native. The lawlessness of the soldiers, he continued, is proved by all. He attacked the system under which chaplains of the army work and said some one ought to appeal to the United States Government for a system by whioh the spirit-ual welfare of our soldiers oould be better looked after. MRS. M'KIMEY STILL IMPROVING. Medicnes that were Administered During her Critical Condition. San Francisco, May 21. Mrs. McKinley passed a comfortable night, slept well and is greatly improved this morning. It is now learned that glyeero phosphate sodium was administered to the patient Thursday morning when her heart action was so weak that her physicians feared that she would not rally. Strychinine was also administered in conjunction, and restored the almost imperceptible heart action to nearly normal condition. MOTHERS CONVENE. National Congress of Mothers in Session at Columbus, Ohio. Columbus, O., May 21. The convention of the National Congress of Mothers opened here today. Mrs. Theodore V. Birney saysjthat this is one of the most important meetings the Congress has ever held. Space will be taken to have more adequate provision made for dependent nd de linquent children through the aid oi the courts Hon. Harvey B. Hurd, of Chicago, author of the Jouvenile Court Law will address the Congress on the subject. The mayor of the citv will formally welcome the dele. gates to the town at the session which wu be held this evening. Injured by Bomb Explosion. Cambridge, Mass., May 21. The First national iianK building was badly wrecked at ten o'clock this morning and cashier W. H. Roach was seriously injured. The cause of the explosion has not been ascertained definitely, but the police declare they have evidence thati t resulted from a bomb. Funds, for Pennsylvania. Harrisburg, Pa., May 21. Governor Stone today received a warrant for $103, 000- from the United States government as a port of war settle ment account. This covers money ex pended by the state during the civil and Spanish wars. Arrival of Admiral Schley. P New York, May 21. Rear Admiral Schley arrived here this afternoon on the Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, His son, whose illness caused his return ing to this country, is reported today as out of danger. The Admiral hur ried from the steamship to the hos pital. Grave Robbery. Buffalo, May 21. Grave diggers in removing the 'bodies from the old North Street Cemetery, in the coffin of a baby discovered that a plaster cast had been substituted for the ba by's body. It is believed that mcd ieal students robbed the grave. Death Sentence Commuted. Washington, May 21. The President has commuted the death sentence of Bovd Wallace, colored, convicted of the murder of Robert Stafford, also oolored, in Washington last year and sontencedto be hanged next Monday, to Ufa imprisonment, ttMmm DOINGS AT THE CAPITAL AN OLD DIVISION FIGHT IS LlkELY TO BE RENEWED. GOVERNOR PETITIONED Mississippi Will Be Represented at the Pan-American Exposition on n Good Roads Dav, Jackson, Miss., May 21. If Governor Longiuo can be induced to say something on the subject in his message the old fight for a division of Tallahatchie county will be renewed at the next session of the Legislature in a new form. A petition has been received at the Governor's office asking that he recommend to the Legislature the annexing of the delta portion of the county to Leflore county, and the petition is signed by nearly every xt-son in Tallaliatchio residing iu the delta section. At the last legislative session a bill was passsed authorizing an election on the subject of dividing lanaiiatoiiie into two ohaneerv and circuit oourt districts, but the bill people out-voted the delta residents and the proposition did not carry. The chief reason was the delta people now desire to cut loose from their hill neighbors is that the higli water dur ing the spring and fall seasons pre vents their going to the county seat without going around via Memphis. Mississippi at Pan-American, Mississippi will bo rewescnted at the Pan American Exposition on Good Roads Day, and he states that the will place the matter before the Mississippi Good Roads Convention which assembles hereon June 114th and rennest that the Two delegates be selected by the Convention. This is the only official representation Mississippi will have at the Exposition. Capt. W. H. Hardy was appointed Commissioner for the State several months ago and "made an energetic effort to raise sufficient funds to make an exhibit, bt his efforts met with fail ure. JUDGE ADVOCATE'RETIRES. Term of Duty of Gen. Llever Closed To day arid He Will Retire. Washington, 'D. C. Mav 21. The term of duty of the Judge advocate general. General Liever. closed tnrbiv and he will retire from the service. Colonel Clous will succed to the posi-:iou. Soma time next mouth he too will retiro but Secretary Root has said that no decision bus been reached about the selection of a successor of Colonel Clous. It is thought, however, that the President will select Colonel George B. Davis as the next neaa, aitnougn ins appointment means the skipping of several older officers. The reason for this is that a man is wanted who can hold the place for the entire new staff term of four years. Colonel Davis was a cavalry offioer until drafted into the legal department, Shut he has been a student oi iawT lor many years. THE OLYMPIAN GAMES For 1904 will be Played in Chlcatm The City Offered to Put I'p $100,000 at Once. Paris. Mav 21. Chicago won a hfo- victory today by securing the Olympic games for 1904. The meeting was hem at Automobile Club and was presided over by Pierre Baror. Deeon- bertin. Delegates were present from all countries. Chicago offered to put up $100,000 and at once all other nations withdrew and then the question narrowed down to a choice between Chicago and St. Louis. President Harper's motion that Chicago be ac corded unanimous choice was passed without a dissenting voice. The United States will nln ce n Trnvemmeiit vessel at the disposal of foreign athletes for transportation. Gubernatorial Rumors in Ohio. Ohio naners are nccvmvinir them. selves with (gubernatorial rumors. A report is gererally circulated, probably on the authority of rumor onlv, that Judge Taft, of the Philippine commission, is to oe put forward by the Republicans in opposition to Judge Nash. Of .Tnd Washington Star remarks: "Helms Deen mentioned iu connection with his party's next presidential nomination. He has so fnr liaH cnii twith some very difficult business ill i oe rnuippines, ann the idea has been that if he could continue his present gait and return homo crowned with the triumph of having put civil government into acceptable operation iu that old Spanish Colony he would be a very attractive figure in a campaign which must turn in some measure, on the handling of our now possessions. But if he were to be recalled prematurely to make the race for Governor of Ohio this year he would lose what ever advantage three years hence the completion of the work iu the Philippines might give him. A Creed In the South. ' ' Senator Morgan says Democracy is a creed in the South, and there never will be a chance for the formation of a respootable Republican party here, no matter what is done with the franchise. The Senator should not be positive. There was a time when Wliig-gery wat! a creed in the South but that sort of tiling is dead so long ago tliat grown men know of it only as history. democracy has been a creed iu the ouui-n e doubt -if it is still so. ln fact, there is infidelity, apostacv and all sorts of bad things rife in the party. The party will lmVL. t0 K,.t lack to the creed of the lJelst, and V sharp about it, if it wishes to escatx-disiutegrat ion. Mobile Register. Popular Music Trust. New York, May 21.-A meeting of the music publishers who are to com-bine and form the American Music Publishing concern was held here today. The concern consists of eight of the leading publishers in this country and Iwill have iremifnl ttn,.i- ,j about $40,000,000.00. The the combine it is announced is to pre-veiitjthe publication of '-poor mnsic, " but incidentally the price of the sheets to dealers will be increased from whioh it can be inferred that the publio will pay the freight. Machinists Strike. Dunkirk, N. Y., May 21. Seven hundred machinists employed in the Brooks Locomotive Works struck this morning for nine-hour day and twelve and a half per cent increase in wages. Shamrocks Racing Shamrock 2d Leads. London, May 21. After two hours racing today Shamrock Second led Shamrock First by two minte.s and twelve seconds. STATE NEWS AND NOTES Interesting Items Prepared by Col. J. L. Power-Business of State Insurance Companies. The court-house at Columbus is to bo remodeled. The Board of Sui-ervi-sors appropriated $13. etui for the purpose. A special postoffice will be established in Memphis, during the reunion. It will be known as "Confederate Hall Station" Letters addressed will be uronmrlv delivered to applicants. The Secretary "of State is ready to issue charters to Misslssisppi oil com panies. The Texas Secretary took in the ueat sum of 101, 723 durintr the month of April, mostly from oil company charters. 'JlSr.""- ' Fire Insurance in Mississippi. Auditor Cole 1ms completed a very complete statement of fire insurance business in Mississippi during 1900. The fortv-eight companies ' show. Risks. $19,877,487.00; Premiums $1,-427,02(1. til ; Average rate of premiums. $2. 12 Hi: Losses incurred, iV,ti,rl!l. C0 ; Ratio loss to premium, .4745 ; Losses paid. $701, S4S. 72 : Increase in premiums 1900 over 1891. $270,089.61; Increase iu losses incurred, $1,470. t0. The Veterans' Hospital Annex. We have read with much interest the report of Mrs. M. E. Durham, President of Vicksburg Chapter LT. D. C, to the recent annual meeting of the Daughters iu Meridian. Her report relates mainly to the Veterans Hospital Annex, which was opened for patients on the 19th of January the birthday" of Robert E. Lee. Toward the erection of the. hospital the ladies raised one thousand dollars, and the state appropriated two thousand dollars. Generous friends furnished the eight rooms. The charity hospital trustees and physicians furnish maintenance and medical attention. Since the opening of the Annex twelve patients have been admitted, mostly Mississippi veterans. One left because he didn' t like the rules ; and another, after two days, departed because he objected to a woman nurse. The. others are grateful for the shelter and tender care they receive. Only one complaint has been expressed by them' ' the samenessof hospital diet. ' ' When this writer was recently iu Vicksburg, the good Dr. Sproles asked us to suggest to the Daughters throughout the State to assist their Vicksburg sisters in their patriotic and charitable work, by sending such articles of food as will relieve the sameness pickles, jellies, preserves, etc. The express companies, if requested, will send such contributions free, and the old vets will be made to feel that they are remembered by the good women of good old Mississippi. Summer Normals and Institutes. The State board of education has announced the schedule for summer normals and county institutes. The normals and directors will be as fol- IS IDT JL & FRESH VA.CCIVE POIXT. Draes. Paluts, Gla, Toilet Articles, Fine Perfumes, Notions, Stationery. Ready Mixed Paiat3 All Colors. PRES0PIPTION8 CAREFULLY PREPARED AT ALL HOURS. 'neral Waters, all Kinds. Y K welcome you to'our "Xew Annex" withall the cordiality contained in that one word "welcome." Come and see our greatly expanded quarters, indisputable evinence of our marvelous progress, we extend the invitation in the name of modern merchandizing and with a proper pride in our prodigious achievements. Finishing; Braid, 2 1-20 bunch. Summer Undershirts, 2 i-2c each. K UHN 113 Washington Street. GEN. PORTER DIED TODAY. Sl'CCO.YiBED AT HIS HOME THIS MORNING. SKETCH OF HIS CAREER. He Was Blamed for Gen. Pope's Blunders, but a Court-Martial Declared he Saved the Union Army. Mornstown. N. J., May 21. (Jen. eral Fitzjohn Porter died" this morning. Both of his sons and physicians were with him when he died." General Porter has figured conspie. uously for many years in the publio prints. His death brings his career once more before the public. Porter was a soldier of the Mexican war, and later of the civil war, until cashiered in the autumn of 18)12 for the failure to obey the orders of Pope at Second Manassas, and was barred from public office thereafter. He commanded a corps in the battle of Hanover Courthouse, Gaines Mill, and Mechanicsvillo, and was in chief command at Malvern Hill. His command at Second Manassas failed to execute a movement ordered by Pope, but next day came up and by hard fighting saved the boastful commander of the Army of the Potomac from utter annihilation. For sixteen years after he was court -mart wiled P-orter made a determined fight before Congress and the presidents for vindication, and in 178 succeeded in having tho record in his case reviewed, and the finding reversed. Generals Sehofield, Terry and Getty composed the court-martial which acquitted him, and in their verdict declared tliat his "faithful subordinate con-dnet" at the time in qestion "saved the Union army from defeat," and that his action "had leen wi ami judicious. '' General Grant, who had approved the finding'in the first instance, re. versed himself and sustained the judgment of the court-martial vindicating Porter. Viewing the case din-passionately, there is no doubt that Porter was made the scape-goat, upon whom the responsibility for the defeat of the boastfl Pope was" placed. Justification came when Pope could no longer suffer as a result of it. Storm ia Alabama. Washington. May 21. The Weather Bureau has advices of a storm central over Eastern Alabama with probable northeasterly movement if winds on the coast from Xew York to Norfolk will increase in strength northeasterly to-night ; fears of a severe storm are entertained. Trial of the Cup Defender. Bristol. May 21. At exactly 10 o'clock this morning the. Constitution hoisted her sails and left the harbor slowly before a very light northwest breeze. She went towards New-port through the. west passage, with Captain Xat Herreshotf at the wheel. The mainsail seemed well enough although there was not enough breeze to give a test of its fit. lows: Aberdeen, Julv 9, M. Rose, Boonville, July 9, D.'A. Hill; Braxton, July 9, J. L. Smith ; Dixon, July 9. G. W. Huddleston ; Enterprise, July 2. J. L. Grundy ; Euporia, July 2. J. M. Barrow : Jackson. June 25. A. M. Muekeuf ass ; McComb City, June 18. E. L. Bailey ; Port Gibson, July 9, J.M . Taylor ; Senatobia, July 9; University, June 11 to July 24, the other normals four weeks. At the close of the normals opportunities will Wi given to those who deserve it to take the examination for professors license, or take State examination. Distinguished directors from other States will visit each normal and deliver lecctures on professional subjects. The names of forty-one institute conductors are announced. The colored normals will be an-nouueed Liter. J. L, P. 9 5 Garden Seeds. Onion sets. 5 ILIL Vicksburg. BR0 i. 6 i V: if, P 1 1

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