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FOR GREATER MISSISSIPPI
DrTtftMl to tlie Imti,at rial, Commercial ani Agricultural Develop* rn.nl of the Wonrtorfal lleeourcea of the State , . . lut err at from all Quarter*. . . Item» of By H. E BLAKESLEE, Jackson, Mis». When the tax assessors call upon the people this year for their person al assessment, they will bring along a blank to be filled with statistics con cerning the agricultural products of the state. The blank this year will contain something like a dozen ques tions. When filled it will be forward ed to the department of agriculture and commerce for tabulation and pub lieation in accordance with the law creating that department. The stat istics desired are valuable if properly taken. A great deal thus put upon the assessors, and that without compensation, and this arti cle is for the purpose of acquainting the people with the questions that will appear on this blank so that they have the information at hand ami lessen the work of the assessors. A landlord can give in the statistics for all his tenants if he is in possession of the facts and this would simplify thé work greatly. By having the in formation at hand, the assessor can fill out the blank in a minute or two and the people are respectfully urged to do this as far as possible. The first question is, how many acres in cot ton f This means for the year 1906 for which the statistica are desired. How many bales! If you cultivated twenty acres in cotton and gathered nine bales, have these figures ready when the assessor comes. The next is how many acre» in corn and how many bushels gathered! If the far mer had twenty acres in corn and gathered 400 husheis, give it in that way. Wheat, oats, barley, rye and * ries ars similarly «andled. Then the hay and forage crop. If the planter had ten acres in hay and forage and gathered thirty tons, the answer will (be easily given. Ta* question of how many sheep you have and the amount of wool sheared is important. Many person» do not know exactly how many sheep they have running at large, but the num ber can be closely estimated. The . clip of wool is more eaaiiy furnished. The question of how many hogs and pounds of meat killed can be easily answered. If a man had twenty hogs killed six that weighed 1,300 pounds, it will be no trouble to ao state it. Without any hesitation every man can tell how many horses, mules, jacks and jennet» he baa. Goats will ba a little harder from the fact that some will have to estimate this num ber. It ia especially desired to get an approximately correct estimate on the number of goats, as the industry is a growing one that is deserving of attention. The two questions con cerning cattle are important. First, . how many head of cattle altogether and then how many head of milch oow». A more complete report on cattle and dairying was at first anti cipated, but in view of the normity of the work this information has been confined to two inquiries. The peo ple are respectfully urged to co-op erate with the assessors in this work . to the end that the information ob tained may be complete and of value. Almost the entire number have ex * pressed a desire to make the work * thorough and correct, hoping that thereby they will have a better claim uppn,the legislator* for remuneration that was not provided at the time the flepartment was created. It waa cre ated for tire benefit of the agricul tural, horticultural and commercial people of the state and their earnest • co-operation is derired to make it of . ^value. • ' ■ - 0 I » Natchez ia preparing for Mardi Gras on a larger and grander scale thn ever, the festivities to begin oi Feb. 12th. A first class warship has ■ been secured for the occasion, low rates on all railroads have been grant ed and the parades will be more gor i geous and spectacular than on prvions " occasions. The enterprise displayed by the good citizen» of Natchez is de * serving of encouragement by the peo ple of Mississippi. They offler as much as can be ionnd anywhere in 1 the way of amusement, -and our home people should show their appreciation by enoouraging them with their at '* tendance. The writer attended these celebrations at Natchez and ia in a position to say that they compare fa ' ' vorahly with the gala events of ci tie» much larger than Natchez. extra work ia Ui at on ed to of can comes is of of of of G. ia to in in to so ing is ■be 1 the the leas to in pi t-.A Judge Cochran of Meridian hue closed the bucket shops in bis district without the aid of laws other than are on oar statute (books. A few more sneh judges would be of great service to oar state and tbe people. More than two hundred letters with reference to the telephone service giv in tbe state has been received at this office. Would like to hear from every one who has a specific instance of bad servioe and for which the card rate has been charged. ing to Miasissippi should stop the emi gration of her good people to other «tales as mach as she needs the immi gration of good people. ed ing 40 are Meridian is preparing plans for a beautiful white city to adorn the mountains lying ia the eastern sub mrbs of that enterprising town. Mt. Barton is to capped with a hotel ol two hundred rooms, a lake imilt some golf links, landscape gardening done and some $75,000 expended in making ideal place for amusement and Tiw» scheme is no donbt it an recreation. feasible and the spirit of Meridian will put it through to a successful termination if it ia at *11 possible. a of A is is For more than ten years the wri ter has talked and written of a pure ly mutual life insurance company foi the people of Mississippi, a company where the smallest policy holdei would be as much entitled to repre sentation a « the wealthiest and one that was ran in the interest of the policy holders and cot solely for »wel! ing the bank account of a coterie oi financiers «who might bold the stock of snch a company. A mutual compa ny is the only one in which the policx holder, who is the only man to fur nish the sinews of war for a concern, is (bound to get just what he is en titled to whether the management so desires or cot. He is the holder of all ia power in the election of officers ami the direction of the companies' af fairs. A stock company may be all right for the men who own the stock, but for the policy holder it is more than likely not to be all right. The policy holder may participate in the distribution of profits if the stock holders so decide, bat that very in distinct line where the stockholder quits participating and the policy holder begins is vholly determined by the stockholder. The stockhol de» has all the say anl the policy bolder none at all. How many men, looking at them from a financial stand, would say that is is time for me to quit taking the profits and begin to give the policy holder a share. Suppose on the other hand the policy holder had all the power and he was suppos ed to say after a while that he had f received enôugh of the profit and the' stockholders could now have a ahare ' When would the policy holders come 1 to such a conclusion! The question of gust and equitable life insurance j is one that is of the greatest import- j ance to Mississippians and is worthy i of much careful thought and consid -1 eration. Millions of dollar* are paid i annually by the people of our state j for this necessity, and it is but just I that they should get the best at fig-1 urea that are just to all concerned. I That they are not getting this square I deal at present, goes without eorrtr* 1 diction. It is the purpose of the wri ' ter to publish s nnmber of article» ' daring the year on the subject, and written in plain language that every body can understand. If the peopl« , of Mississippi are being unfairlj , treated, they should Ibe appraised ol the fact in language that cannot b< j misunderstood and by the statement of facts that cannot be contradicted i Cloeely following the announcement of corn growing contest by the pu pils of the public schools of Holmei county through the efforts of Soper intendant Smith, comes another fron ' LaFayette county, stimulated by Geo ' G. Hurst and Howard W. Odum. Il 1 ia proposed to interest the student! J to enter this contest with a corn shoe in the fall where all will eontest foi| the premiums. Tha conditions re-. quire the contestant to be a student in the public schools of that count] I He may choose» his spot of land t« suit as well as the area. Also cnlti vate as he thinks bes(. The corn » to be gathered toy disinterested par ties and prepared for* the exhibit. A. detailed report concerning land, pre paration, seed, fertilizer, method oJ cultivation, etc., ia to be made at tinn exhibit is entered. The pupil will al so give what he has learned concern ing corn, tbf difficulties encountered and overcome with the methods. Thii is undoubtedly oue of the great es movements ever inaugurated in th* state and pressages for good. It wik create an interest in agriculture t< ■be obtained in no otaer way. It will create an interest in agricultura schools in each congressional district and ultimately in every county with branches in each supervisors di«trici and community. It means the popn- ^ 1 arizing of agricultural pursuits, ÜH source from which is bound to come the greater portion of Mississippi '» future greatness. Boys will learn tc love the farm and not break away from it at the first opportunity. That the average corn production of oni state wiU be gradually increased from leas than sixteen bushel*' to the acre to doable that amount. It is a move ment of greater importance than any^ thing in tbe .past few years for the .tat and deserves the hearty encour agement of every citizens. » While the people of the great north west have been tied u*> and hemmeo in with ice and snow we of Missis* sippi have been basking in beautiful spring sunshine. Great is Mississip pi and greater her good people. Th« Winona Times looks through optimistic glassee for a view of tha good things coming to Winona dur ing tbe present year. The paat year was an unusually prosperous one, but this promises to be even greater. In keeping with dozens of other Missis sippi towns, Winona will endeavor to do just a little belter this year than last. Tax on Bachelors. Indianapolis.—A bill was introduc ed in the Indianapolis legislature tax ing bachelors $5 annually between the ages of 25 and 30 years $7.50 be twean 30 and 40 years and $10 over 40 years. Bachelors supporting their mother* are exempted. Raids upon Clicago sweetshops wer« begun to c^ieek the spread of scarlet fever and diphtheria. TWEYE LIVES SNUFFED ODT BT A MINE EXPLOSION IN A JUTT. ' RESCUERS RECOYER BODIES Shock Caused Cave-in and Others May Be Buried Under Debris—Hun dred Have Narrow Escape. Weston, W. Va. —Five Americans and seven Italians are dead as the ' result of an explosion of fine damp in the Pennsylvania Company's mine at Lorentz, W. Va. Immediately following the explo sion the mine caved in and nearly caused the entombment of all the miners, estimated at 100. The bodies of twelve dead men have been recovered and it is not known at this time whether any others met death. The bodies of seven Italian» have also been recovered, but as they are known only by numbers their identi fication is not possible until later. The explosion occurred just as the day force was leaving the mine. Only a few of the men had reached the surface, when with a terrific report, the fire damp exploded. The mine elevator had just started for the top carrying about twenty men, and al most eighty were still at the bottom of the shaft. Immediately there was a panic among the men still iu the There was but one direction f » wh j ch ^ couM r " n ™d th* was ' into " me * F rom this direc 1 t ' on ft 8tron S ^ ow B* 3 was slowI > enveloping them. Almost suffocated j they huddled closely together and cried pitifully up the shaft for as sistance. Several îescuers took pos session of the elevator and quickly it down into the shaft. There were accommodations for only about j i -1 i j I 20 of the men at a time and the for «>«*> min * re > who were T* ™ I bright, fought like demons to board the I greatly retarding the work of 1 rescue. With great precision and ' qaicknes* the elevator continued to ' *rin S until »11 the men at the bottom of the sha.t were brought to lire surface- On the last two trips , a majority of the miners were uncon , »cions and had be earned from the car - j ran The five Americans and seven Ital i ians who were killed »'ere found about 100 feet in the mine. Appar ently they had been overcome with their* bodies were not bnrned. ' Carolina received ft letter from Mrs. ' Stonewall Jackson declining to accept 1 a pension of $100 a month, provided J for her under a resolution introduced a few days ago. f "I most welcomingly appreciate this patriotic and loyal tribute to the name of my hero husband," she says, "but I I do not feel that I would be jnsti fied in accepting it. I am informed that the laws of North Carolina limit all pensions to these who have not $500 of personal property, and as I do not come under this law I respect fully request that the bill be with drawn, Mrs. Jackson suggests that thq pro posed pension in her behalf be appro priated for the relief of destitute wid ows of confederate veterans, As it was the desire of Mrs. Jae-k son the bill calling for tbe pension was withdrawn from the calendar. „ Core for Leprosy, . ' Havana.—A commission appointed th- wvernmenl has reported that ® r - Matii» Duque, who is m charge °f tb e hospital for contagious diseas es * probably has discovered a cure ^ or leprosy. Two lepers were turned over to the doctor several years ago and today those persons have no extenor traces of the disease and ftre gaining weight Several other cases are in various stages of improvement. Dr Duque s experiments have been along the line of what he terms the Red Mangrove tree treatment, gas, as Declines Pension. Raleigh, N. C.—The senate of North Nine Men Blown to Atoms. ■Roanoke, Va. —A Richmond special to tbe Times eays nine men, all for eigners, were blowu to pieces by a dynamite explosion on the Tidewater railroad near Pearlsburg, Va. The laborers were aLdinner and a quan tity of the explosive which was being thawed in front of a fire blew up. Commission Have Rejected all Bids. ' Washington. —It was formally | announced by the Isthmian Canal Commission that Anson M. Bags, of New York, had been reject ed as a participant in the bids recent- ! ly filed by Olive and Bags for the con struction of the Panama Canal. It was further announced that W. J. Olive, of Knoxville, Tenn., be given ' ten days time to associate himself, at with two other rejected contractors Make Sweeping Recommendations, Washington.— The joint Postal Commission which was created by congress to investigate the class mail mail», has ia iU report just completed, made recommanda lions, which if carried ouli, would rev olutionize the publication of newspa pers and would reorganize ttoe entire postal service. They propose also to abolish 'comic," card-tooard puzzles simliar features, also the ready print supplement or illustrated fea or ' '«y. • Will Protect Road. Washington.—The president toH some Oklahoma visitors to the White House that unless the constitutional convention of Oklahoma modifies the proposed provision relating to rail roads and make it conform to the con stitution of the United States be would not approve it. The president said, according to Representative Waraon, of Indiana, who accompanied the callers, that while he could not be supposed to be a friend of the railroads, yet he be lieved the constitution^should contain some provision whereby the railroads could protect themselves when neces sity arises. One of the provisions to which, it is said, the president objects is that preventing railroads employing help to protect their property in case of a ' strike and to guard their trains. The proposed provision regarding railroads has iboen reported to the convention by the committee on railroads, (but has not yet been acted on. The naval appropriation bill con tains an item of $222,105 for the New Orleans Naval Staton. President Roosevelt and the mem bers of the Senate Canal Committee are at work on a plan to abolish the Panama Canal Commission. Congressman S. M. Robertson may enter th# race for State Auditor of Louisiana. The House passed a bill creating a new judicial district in Mississippi The Weather Bureau issued another flood warning for the lower Missis sippi river. The Senate passed its urgent defi ciency appropriation bill, containing among other provisions « Senate amendment authorizing a loan of $1,000,000 by the Government to the Jamestown Exposition Company. A White House conference over the bid's for the construction of the Pan ama Canal resulted in the elimina tion of Bangs as a bidder and a con ditional decision to award the con tract to Wm. J. Oliver, of Knoxville, Tenn. Oliver and Bangs had bid to gether, their bid being the lowest. The House passed 380 pension bills in one hour and fifteen minutes. The House Committee on Judiciary decided to make a favorable report on the Brantley bill, making intoxicat ing liquors a special class in inter state commerce, and forbidding the collection of money on c.oA. ship ments of such liquors in States where the sale of liquor is forbidden by State laws. NAMES REUNION DATES. General Lee Issues Orders to Con federates. New Orleans.—Two special orders to confederate veterans issued by Stephen D. Lee, general commanding, made publie here. Speaking of the appointment» of sponsors anJ maids of honor by the United Con federate Veterans, General Lee says: It cannot be denied that what wa3 intended as an honor to the descen dants of the glorious women of the confederacy bas grown to such a de gree that the confederate soldiers have, in a manner, been forÄd into second place. He announces that this matter will be brought ,to the attention of the Richmond reunion this year and that, pending action by the veterans at this j convention, he will abstain from ap- ; pointing a chief sponsor and maid of honor for the Richmond reunion. It is absolutely necessary, that the expenses of the and he it • - he ■ • n I ti continued, reunion cities be reduced, (the general) understood that the outlay for the en tertainment of alL sponsors and the maids of honor must be borne by those who make the appointments. The second order announces the date of the annual reunion far June 1, 2 - ■ wishers it distinctly a ■ » and 3, next. Has No Authority. Washington.—Tbe case involving the legality of an order issued by the post commander at Columbus, O., has been acted on tog the war department. The order was to a non-commission ed officer, and required him to at tend divine services in the chnrch in which he had been brought up, after he had refused to do so. It is held that a post commander has no right to issue orders to require either offi to attend church, other cers or men than orders necessary to secure a observance of the Sabbath. proper He may require tha men to form in line when they march to the chapel, | but be cannot make them attend 6eç vices. Tbe Senate Military Affaire Com- ; mitte« will begin ira investigation of the Brownsville outrage on Feb. 4. and make good the bids presented by | bimself and Bags. All other bids w*™ rejected except that by McAi thur and Gillespie who are given the privilege of withdrawmng bids or ai lowing it to stand pending Ohve s • negotiations, vereity spoke in defense of the trusts at the annual dinner of th« Brook lyn Manufacturers' Club. Chancellor Day of Syracuse Uni tures. Provides for the post office de partment commission postal appeal». The annual salaries of the commis sion have been fixed at $6,000 with ® jfcl principal offlre ra W aahmgton, author «d to hold aaaswna ia «a, sectrou of tbe country. _ gressman Broussard to put in writing . the arugument of the Louisiana sugar_ interests regarding the provisions ol the pure food law. Secretary Wilson requested Con of of J. of MISSISSIPPI STATE HAPPENINGS ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM ALL SECTIONS. AN EPITOME OF THE NEWS Culled From Important Happenings Throughout the State During the Past Week and Reviewed in Brief for Our Readers No Change. It is a pretty sure thing that In surance Commissioner dole will hold on to his fees of office, as he has done for the past three years of his term, and that? be will not draw sal ary, as the act of the Legislature pro vides, until a mandate of the oourt directs. It is well-known that the language of the act referred to speci fied that from January 1, 1907, the office of Insurance Commissioner fchould be pat on a salary basis, the (Commissioner to receive the sum of $3,500 for the year 1907, with an allowance of $3,250 for clerical help and traveling expenses. Mr. Cole states that he will continue on in the even tenor of his way and discharge the duties imposed upon him by the people who elected him and the con stitution or laws under which his department was created. He will re tain the fee's accruing to the depart ment as he has done heretofore, and unless the law department of the State rules adversely to his position, he will remunerate himself just as he has done since taking the oath of office. Mr. Cole holds that he has a contract with the people of the State who elected him to office to serve as Insurance Commissioner for a certain fixed and definite period at a stipulat ed scale of remuneration, which is tantamount to a contract, and one which he questions the authority of ■the Legislature to abrogate. He will put the matter to legal test ere ac cepting the terms made by the Legis lature, and the result will be watched closely. to at New Coporations. The following additional characters of incorporation now in course of publication, indicates no abatement of the hope and confidence in the future and that these charters will be approved, there seems no reason to donbt: The Bank of Osyka seeks to amend its charcter so as to increase the capital stock from 25,000 to 50,000, the result of only five years' business The following seek to organize out right: The Mississippi Vinegar Company, Carrière stock $7,500. The Planters Supply Company Tib bee, Olay County; capital stock. $10,000; to begin business when $2, 000 . ie j ; W. B. Harbeson Lumber Company Carrière, Hancock County capital sock $50,000; .to start business on $ 10 , 000 . (Binder Jewlery Company Green ville; captial stock, $15,000. H. L. Jackson Company Center Wilkinson County; capital mi ville, stock, $10,000. The Union Lumber Manfactnring and Gin Company: Magee, Simpson County; capital 3tock, $12,000. I Charged With Murder. 'A fire was discovered in a small frame building occupied by Will Smith, colored, and a negro woman supposed to be his wife, at Gulfport. It is alleged that Smith refused to allow anyone to enter the burning building and in a few moments the house was entirely enveloped in flames. After the fire tbe woman's remains were discovered among the ruins, and it is surmised Smith mur dered the woman and then set fire to the bouse to conceal his crime. Depu ty Sheriff Ross was on the scene and arrested Smith on suspicion. He was at the county jail, but refused As seen to talk. It is stated that another ne gro man was seen leaving the burn ing building, and efforts ere being Smith the made to effect his capture, made no attempt to escape. The pub lic feeling at present is against the who was seen making bis es and officers are scouring the | woods for him. negro cape, Jas. D. Money Jr., indicted for the ; killing of L. J. Henderson, pleaded not guilty on arraignment at Green wood Miss., tion | He Owns an Island. A special act of Congress, support ed toy Senator Money and Congress man Bowers, has confirmed the title of Charles Daster, of Pascagoula, to Round Island, some three mile» from the mainland. This property, valued at $20,000, was held by a Spanish • grant to Mrs. Eugenie Baptiste, who sold the grant to Captain Baster. The government retains sufficient ground for light-house purposes. the of is out of I Hfl at Brand» ith A. M. Shield», presi dent, and ' dyne S. May, secretary. There was »ood attendance of busi pxesent. The board will no Tc ! lost the Town. if Trade was organized A Boa? . sugar_ board has no ^ ye UQ * r < * >n * 1 ness men doubt press the waterworks a»d elec tric light question to a finish. At the election the vote stood two to one for it. Since "then the Board of Al dermen has been ehfnged. The a«w Acquitted of Keeping Papers. On account of the seizure of cer tain invoice books by Bailiff J. B. Roach when raiding the drug .store of Bramlet & Sons, at Oxford, Officer 1 Roach was arrested on the charge of keeping illegally in his possession goods and papers belonging to the firm, and wi$ tried before Esquire J. F. Brown. After hearing argument of counsel Roach was released by the Magistrate. The trial of the case against the Bramletts will take place Monday, and the counsel has been retained by both sides. The City of 1 Oxford will ibe represented by James Stone & Son and Hon. C. L. Sivley as prosecutors, while Faulkner & Russell and Ex-Senator W. V. Sulli- 1 van will represent the Bramletts. Much interest is being taken in the case by all classes of citizens. To Contest Decision. Attorneys representing the unse cured creditors of the Mississippi Mills, at Wesson, are, it is under stood, taking steps to contest the re cent decision of the Federal Gourt here, which allowed all the property to be taken up by the bondholders, The plan of attack or procedure is not divulged, but it is stated that there are about sixty of these unse cured creditors who will probably join issue, and attack the validity of the transfer, even though made under the order of the Federal Court. The attorneys have been in conference, and it is stated by one of them resi ding here that the advance step will be taken shortly. To Lecture. Hon. Thomas E. Watson, of Georgia, has accepted an invitation to deliver an address'before the annual conven tion of the Mississippi division of the Fanner's Educational and Co-opera live Union in Jackson February 5, and at which about 300 delegates are expected. President J. M. Bass and Secretary G. W. Russell, of Hazle hurst, were in the city last night re turning from the general convention at Atlanta, and state t|ey had a per sonal interview with Mr. Watson while at the Georgia capital, and he agreed to attend the convention here I j and deliver an address. She Shoots to Kill. Washington. — The body of Hu- ! beft Posey, who wa3 shot at In dian Head by Mre. Mary Bowie be cause he would not marry her daugh sent to his home, ter Priscilla, was Hilton, Md., today. | Mrs. Bowie and her son Henry, who fired a charge of birdshot at young Posey. Have been arrested and will j probably be tried in May. When arraigned before Justice of the Peace Carpenter Mrs. Bowie was composed and when the charge wa* read to her, she said: I plead guilty. I shot him inten tionally. I meant to kill him." The Justice of the Peace was so astonished at the plea that he read the charge again. Guilty, I said," Mrs. Bowie an swered. her eyes flashing and her fing ers twitching. j When the son was arraigned after | his mother had been released on $1,000 bail he said: "1 plead guilty of using a shotgun him. I meant to kill him and had been looking for the chance for a »> |j The mother was iiermitted to return horn« to her young children after the,' Justice had aecep ' but the son was locked up. Young Posey wa3 popular in the neighborhood and some of his friends are indignant that Mrs. Bowie should ; have been released on bail. The Bow ie and Posey families live close to number of << *. mi gather and as there are a relatives on each side friends fear further trouble. Will Reform Chicago. —T'he women vigi Chicago. lantes will begin reforming Chicago. As the result of a meeting of tbe wo- ■ men members of .tbe Law and Order League today a committee of one hun dred were appointed to conduct cam irea W«ia apjwuucu m. paign. Members of the committee will go personally into the slums tor evidence, demand own warrants and push own prosecutions in court. The government will make inquiry into the landing of 300 Japan«« at San Francisco to ascertain whether the contract labor law was violated. The Bank of Commerce at Clarks Jale, Miss., went into voluntary liqui dation. The House Committee on Naval Affaire argeed on naval appropra tion bill carying about $95,000,000. Mr. Hoskinson said this action would probably follow unices the differences at Memphis are not ad justed. It was stated at Washington that the President would toe the real head of the Panama Canal Commission under the new arrangement. One way to get out of a tight place is to sober up. The House passed the pension ap propration carrying $138,000,000, but abolished eighteen pension agencies The coldect weather of the winter reported at New York and throuh out New England. A blizzard was ported in North Dakota. The Weather %ureau issued a flood bulletin predicting that the crest of the present risa should reach New Orieaue early in February. re I. lgg&ERNf 1DE-V | ; u 1 | j j 1 1 w j. / PAINTING HER RAINBOW. -, my rain beau," she remark*' us ne* redly when he sparka. 'At timw it may be plainly seen That aa to woman'* wile* he'* green. When I îmile on another fellow With iealouay he then is yellow , Until he think« I am not true. And then he ia the darkest blue." —Judge. "He ia "He b THE BENIGHTED TRAVELER. "Where do you eipect to get off This train don't make connections anywhere."—At lanta Constitution. at?" Lord knows. crawling under the auto till it stops?"—New York Sun. jogton Star, . BEGINNING AT THE BOTTOM. Father—"You must begin at the bottom." What's the use of Son—"Huh! VIEWPOINT. "Ah, old man, you're a star at laBt. »* "Yes. "Assisted by a large company, eh?" Well, not retarded much."—Wash THE MOTIVE. 'Now that I hare mov*d Into your neighborhood, you must tell me where to go to church." Well, I prefer St. Luke's for choir and St. Lucre's for curates." —New York Times. Sailli Alle airship, ventor. "Which kind,'' asked the sardonic friend, "something to fly or some thing to write about?"—Washington Star * TWO KINDS. I have perfected a new kind of said the enthusiastic in «* HE DID. IILounger—"Don't you get tired of answer i n g the same questions, day after a ay?" I Ticket Agent (at railway station)! "Awfully. Somebody Is always j asking me that one, you know."—* Chicago Tribune. ! THE POINT OF VIEW. •> >i | j ^ j a | A PRESCRIBING FOR THE COLONEL |j "What did the doctor prescribe Iqr you?'' -Qnlnlne a„ d wh i,ky. jt a i er ; why did he not content himself ; white man's only son cooked or, served au natural?" asked the can nibal King's chef. "Cook him thoroughly," replied, Raw heir is very bad , i / lift h Sir if <4 "And to think that Is what they! term a well dressed chicken." * with prescribing quinine?"—Hous ton Post. RAW HEIR. Will your Highness have the rich <• his Majesty, for me."—New York Times. ONE ON THE PANAMA. , Kiggins—"Snooks, the astronomer, declares that Mars is a million year« ■ older than the earth." » « d ° M , he . Kl gg ina-"By showing that tha interoceanic canals in Mars have been complete(L »__ New York Time8 . PROOF POSITIVE. Tommy paused a moment in the work of demolition. "This is angel cake, all right," he Ï l said. "How do you know?" asked Johnny. "I've found a feather In It."—Chi cago Tribune. HE MIGHT. Schroeder (to his neighbor, a widower)—"Why did you send your housekeeper away, since she was such a good cook?" The Widower—"She made such | splendid puddings I was afraid I should marry her." — Fliegend« Blaetter. HOW SHE BROKE THE CUP. Signora Veronelll (seeking a ser Why were you sent away rant) from your last place?" "Because I broke a coffee cup." "Was that the only reason?" "Certainly, except that on that oc casion my mistress had a little wound on the head."—II Riso. Deepest Gold Mine. Australia now possesses the ffeep est gold m(ne in the world. Within the last few weeks the shafts at th« new Chum Railway at Bendigo, Vic toria, have been sunk to a depth of over 4300 feet, and the quartz there tapped has been sampled and i rushed, with the result that a yield it gold equal to an ounce per ton ias been obtained. # The operations n the mine have been tested by Gov irnment officials in view of the fact hat never before in the world's his tory has gold been obtained from ao low a depth as three-quarters of a mH«.