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PHONE NO. 2». Published Every Thursday at MISSISSIPPI TORT GIBSON, H. If. CRISLEIL . n . . . .1 ■ m i l. LJ-ia'JJLL.JlU Wai Everybody is more or less suspi cious of a suspicious man, asserts the New York Telegram. One good turn deserves another engagement on the vaudeville circuit, announces the Chicago News. What civilization has reduced us to is, notes the New York Press, that we even praise the cook for putting too much salt in the soup. ✓ Professor Hantis isn't the only one \ who is of the opinion that a great many unintelligible and useless things are taught In the public schools. It Is hard, however,, observes the Boston Globe, to get educators to agree as to what things are most Important. Observing that King Edward had won the Derby, the Springfield Re publican speaks up to say that no President of the United States could "gain in popular favor by winning for the White House stables the blue ribbon of the turf. 1 comments Life, ever gone In for horse racing while In office. But wouldn't you like to. see what the political effect would be if Gov. Hughes won the Suburban? Perhaps not, No President has Hugh C. Weir gives in Putnam's Magazine an account of some rather painful recent experiences in an at tempt to find a seat in certain New York churches in which the pews were rented. The article deals large ly with the work of the so-called "In stitutional churches." A pioneer in this line was the Ruggles Street Church of Boston, which has Some what abated its institutional activi ties of late, for a reason given to the writer by a -former pastor: "We could not combine a free-lunch counter, an employment bureau and a church." Wholesale condemnation With facility when we note specific instances of wrongs resulting from certain phases of modern life. Take automobile accidents, for example, argues the Providence Journal. Prob ably no one would dispute that a cer tain number of accidents are inevit able, yet every accident arouses comes some degree of comment on the general recklessness of motorists, it is deserved, but the world is for getting that horse-drawn vehicles have always scored their annual Usually rec ord of death and damage. That New York produce swindler who was sentenced from one to three years in prison, got no more than he deserved, after sending worthless checks for the products of farmers their hard labor, and running debts of $30,000, against assets of less than $20. up The old advice, de clares the American Cultivator, will bear repeating: ship only to well known, long established firms such as are advertised in reliable Pay no attention to papers, new concerns of fering more than the market price. The chances are they do not intend to pay that price or any other. Dingoism," the new word intro duced into Australian politics by way of antithesis to "jingoism," is derived from the name of the wild dog of the antipodes—dingo, explains the Lon don Chronicle. Before the arrival of the whites the Australian blacks had trained the dingoes to assist them in hunting. ' The dingoes soon began to attack the white men's sheep, and so became an enemy to be shot at sight. Real dingoes are now very rare, except in the vast unsettled* areas of the north. The dingo of the north is a small but combative ani mal, carrying his tail curled over his back, and ready to attack anything that comes in his way. The announcement made in the Charleston News and Courier that the commissioners who have control of the planting of trees in the city will order the removal of the palmet toes that have been set out by various citizens along some of the streets was, no doubt, received with deep regret by all who have at heart the beautifying of Charleston. The com missioners assert that the palmettoes will soon began to branch so exten sively as to interfere with the com fort of pedestrians on the sidewalks and to hinder traffic on the drive ways. If the palmetto is an obstacle to traffic and a nuisance to pedes trians, why is it that many other Southern cities.have planted so many trees of this beautiful species? Many flf the colored picture postcards wiilch are so popular nowadays represent long avenues of palmettoes into which the streets of certain cities—Los An geles, for example—have been trans formed. pleasing tç the eye, more impressive more typically Southern than a street lined on either side with these graceful trees Nothing could be more or y\gm •V" The Greatest Influence in My Life Ey General flelson A. Miles HE influences that affect one's life may be innumerable. The lights and shadows along the pathway of life affect.us for the moment and leave their lasting impressions upon the memory. The lights inspire and elevate; alarm, restrain and protect us. and influence affect the lives of others either for good or evil. Far superior and transcending all other influences has been the beneficent presence of those true and pure spirits who have accompanied me on this journey of life. A father who was the soul of honor, whose integrity was as sacred as He had the 0 the shadows In the same way our pres ence life, and who was one of the truest patriots I have ever known, courage 6t his convictions, frank and manly in expressing his opinions and judgment of men and affairs; as brave as a lion yet as kind hearted and ten der as a child. He loathed a hypoqrito. Intrigue and deception were foreign to his nature. His ideas of truth and duty were inspiring and ennobling. A sainted mother whose blessed influence from the time she first taught me to lisp a prayer was the true light and guide of my life. The tenderest affection, the gentlest admonition, the deepest love, the sweet melody of her sacred music touched and forever impressed the better chords of heart and soul, and their influence was ever present as a true inspiring and cherished mem ory. The splendid influence of a noble brother who was the highest type of American character and citizenship; also the refining influence of two de voted sisters who were the light and joy of a happy home. Last, but not least, and embodying all the good influences of those above mentioned, was the companion of my life, who made life with all its struggles, its conflicts, its adventures, and achievements as far as possible a romance and a success. To these influences I would attribute whatever there is of my 'ife that is commendable and satisfactory.—The Circle Magazine. * * * ? Are Tubercle Bacilli Friends. Not Foes? ? ; By Charles E. Page, M. D. ♦♦♦ » ♦♦♦♦♦ T is about time, as it seems to me, for us to restore the peo ple to their wits, from which the bacteriologists and germ theorists have frightened them by means of scare tales concerning the alleged danger from "germs." When sol diers go into battle it is manifestly important for them to know friends frem foes. Instances have been known in which squads of the same army, in the dark or in the smoke of battle, have fired into each other, causing a bloody sac rifice and at risk even of utter rout by the enemy. That the same sort of thing may occur—that it has, in fact, occurred—in war against disease is susceptible of proof; and I would cite the experience of three eminent physicians, after quoting the remarks of Professor Jacobi that "it may be possible that we can learn how to poison and exterminate the so called germs, but in so doing we may kill the patient!" The experience of Drs. Babi. Perron and Oimeno (Lancet, April 30, 1898) is of great significance in bearing out Professor Jacobi's dictum: "When dealing with tuberculosis of the lungs, the microscope having revealed the presence of the Koch bacillus, but the patient is without fever, night sweats, or yellowish green sputa, the results from experiments with serum frem donkeys were somewhat amazing as well as disastrous. Treated with the serum, their general health seemed to improve (poison stimulation, says the present writer), and the number of Koch bacilli decreased in notable pro portions. In two cases the last sputa examined showed that the bacilli had entirely disappeared; but with the disappearance of the specific bacillus of tuberculosis hectic fever set in, and one patient died in eight days and the other in ten, with the symptoms of septic poisoning." : I ! : * * * * P Man Incompetent > He Cannot Support His Daughters and Forces Them to Work 7 / Ey Benjamin Macmahon ■> N my opinion it is adding insult to injury for women to be ^ told, as by Bishop Doane, that they have "elbowed" their way into the industrial world, and by obtaining work have deprived men of it. As truly might it be said that the 400 J unfortunate Englishmen and women elbowed their way into *->❖❖**❖**+ the Black Hole at Calcutta. They were driven in; and the A AAA AJ*AAA A f T * V V V V T™ * t â* ♦ ! I ! ? little girls (for statistics show that 92 percent of female workers start before attaining the age of 16) are equally driven from home and school into industrial and commercial life. Far from being able to protect and support their females, men have un mistakably shown that they cannot protect themselves. They have allowed themselves to be robbed and despoiled of everything beyond a mere living. The report of the United States Bureau of Labor shows that the average wage of odult male labor during 1907 (the latest figures available) was $10.08 per week. No one who realizes how small is the purchasing power of this sum in the human necessities of shelter, food, and clothing can reasonably deny my contention that the average man has shown himself unable to protect him self as heajl of a family. He is therefore compelled to drive his children out at the earliest Cessible moment to make their own meagre living. And the worst of the whole matter is he is satisfied with himself. In stead of realizing that he is economically (and spiritually, too) "poor and blind and miserable and naked" he is puffed up with a sense of his import ance as a voter—an importance which he refuses to share with his wemen kind. * * * >9 * The Senior Senator On Stilts ? (.Senator Bradley, of Kentucky—From the Congressional Record ) OW, Mr. President, I do not want to talk anybody to death. I have tried to be as modest as I could. I know that a jun ior Senator stands mighty little chance in this body. When I came here one of my old friends in the Senate came to me and said: "Be careful, Senator; remember you are noth ing but a junior. Keep quiet. If you venture, these senior Senators will take you in out of the wet." I have heard my mother talk about the bogy man and all that sort of thing, but I will tell you honestly that I have been alarmed ever since I have been In Washington, and what I stand in dread of is the presence of the senior Senators in this body. / There are a great many dangerous things in this world. Automobiles are dangerous things; they are liable to run over you and kill you. Electric cars are dangerous things; they are liable to run over you and kill you. But there is nothing on this earth that can compare in point of danger with a senior Senator when he stands properly on his stilts. i N * * Preposterous. Mr. Bronx—What do you want for your birthday? Mrs. Bronx—A seat in the subway cars. Mr. Bronx—Don't be Judge. absurd!— Italians in the United States last year seat to Italy 459,755 postal or ders aggregating $19,000,000; $17,000,* 000 went to Austra-Hungary and $10,* 000.000 to Russia. j Effort Appreciated. "So you were deeply touched by the poem young Mr. Guffson wrote to you," said Maude. "Yes," answered Maymie. "But it was not a good poem." "I don't care. It was just as much trouble for him to write it as if he ad been Shakespeare."—Washington Star. Pigments of more »than 400 differeai j colors are ohtalped from coal* ^ Mistress c>f the White House. m rnr "r as ' " - A to ■ 7V ■ Ill m 7v7 7 I . -* -V ■ . Wm, , > • - - ' £* ' of . V" V ' mm % ■ - •V • :? x r w • ;■ V . / % .... .. y-, -• w \ m • MRS. TAFT, Who, as Wife of the President, is Official Leader Under the New Regime. Improved Box Conch. Box couches have passed the ex perimental stage and are now be coming quite popular. One of the most recent designs Is shown below, containing a novel Improvement pat IS ented by a New York man. In this box couch the box used for holding the garments and other articles is at tached to rods so arranged that the box is lifted up from,the bottom of the couch when the top of the latter fA Steep Declivity öf the Great Wall of China. piss 7 m : : "7 v a ■ '•ÿ: m , ■ Si V-. v*; ft ,iz "V ; v . Mill: . 7 : . . \7 <■ • • : '7 •X;': m ' mm 77 -■ • 7 f #1 ■ w>'. llSili * 7 ,7 v,: . h . ,7. S^ : '! : 7 • ; , <* : ? : .7 v# < 7 .If »7 -■ * - ; i •, jjgj » Dr. Gell, an American explorer, has just returned to this country after a caravan journey along the entire length, eighteen hundred miles, of this great rampart. Legend says th&t whenever a laborer on this wall rebelled he was built Into the structure as a warning to the others. he was built Into the structure as a Away With the Hod! A man in Ohio has patented a de vice for carrying bricks by hand that r •*% To Carry Bricks by Hand. is in several ways superior to the old method, and is an advantage to^both la raised. It thus becomes an easy matter for the person using the couch to readily reach the box to get at the contents. In addition it becomes un necessary to move the couch away from the wall in order to raise the top. The böx Couch is thus rendered rhörd Convdflleflt äfld saved disagree able Stooping Und bendings»Wash ington Star; Gold From Sunken Ship. In the most boisterous part cf ktiuflt'K Bafj and almost unapproach able except by sea; fies Dollar Cove, where for the past three months a treasure seeking expedition, sent down by a London syndicate, has been quietly working. The company of seekers some three .or four weeks ago suspended operations in order to get more powerful pumps and gear. These are in working order, and al though the salvors have little to say about the mättef; they appear to be hopefui ot success, in the year 1788 a Spanish ship went ashore there with about twenty tons of specie aboard. Everybody^ who lives on the coast is familiar with the appearance of the dollars, as large numbers have been washed up on the beach from time to time. Gold pieces are said to have been discovered recently by people walking on the beach. — London Chronicle. warning the employer and the workingman. This device consists of a clamp made of two parallel iron bars, with jaws at either end and slots in the sides. This clamp is set dpwn over a row of bricks and locked with a bolt through the slots, so that the bricks are held firmly by the jaws, clamp also has a handle, by means of which the load may be picked up and carried about as one would carry a dress suit case. The advantages of this device are several. In the first place, it weighs much less than a hod and will carry more bricks. In the second place, if the bricks are placed in a line by another man the carriers can fill their clamps mon rapidly, providing they will do so In the third place, the worklngmei need not bruise and skin their handt by handling the bricks. On building operations where ladders must be climbed, however, the hod appears to have an advaxtage, as it leaver both hands free. The Some of the cigars of the Philip pines- are two and a half feet loni. ELSIE SIGEL'S GASE NOT WORST" SAYS WOMAN MISSIONARY P«ptlM ot Chinatown Dégradation Revoalod by Experienced Women Workers. By VIOLA RODGERS. with Chinaman who the With Captain M. J. Galvin, of the Elizabeth street police station, as es cort, and with Detective Brickley's eoùrteou* guidance when tht Captain %aa forced to return to the station, 1 toàs lAkefe about Chinatown, New York Cit^ tët the purpose of seeing with my 6WÖ ëjëÉ the conditions under which the misslbnUry work among the Chinese is conducted. Much has been written sedtöiflgl} too impossible to believe, too unspeak able to tell, of the lives led by white women in the Chinese quarter, and it was not until I had actually visited two houses where white women are living as the wives of Chinamen, had talked with these women, and others as well, that 1 gotlld credit the truth of writ ten statements from ministers and oth ers as to what the life down in that strangtly isolated section of Manhattan really means. A talk with a "free lance" mission ary worker, who requested that her name be withheld, but whose work among the white women of Chinatown is known by every white and Chinese in the entire section, convinced me the missionary work of women with the Chinese is without results, exctpt dis astrous Olies to the women themselves. This èoflélUSlofi was further strengthened fiÿ ä talk With Miss Hel en Clark, director of the Helen F. Clark Mission, No. 195 Worth strept, he went so far as to say, "Close the doors of every mission where wdtnen are employed to Chinese men. picture I have seen of young, foolish, frivolous-minded white women deliber ately egging the Chinese Bible students on to dangerous flirtations makes me shudder over the results." Fashionable Women's Mission Work. The "Deliver me," said the other mission worker, "from the women that come here from fashionable uptown districts —from the Riverside Drive and else wherë^Who oome here with Bibles in one hand and the other stretched out in coquetry to these yotlflg Chinamen This very mission upstairs," she said, "is filled with women missionaries who come from their home with their Bibles and a desire to convert the Chi Yet If their husbands knew one nese. quarter of whät I could tell them— things I havt seen these men do, the places they have gone with these would be Christian converts—the di vorce courts would do a lively business for some time to come. "I will tell you plainly that the Chinese do not need the conversion so much as the white women of China town need it, and many of the women missionaries need it more than the circles of Chintse young men whom they fawn upon as they teach from the word of God. The only work for white women to do in Chinatown is with white women. The Chinese men do nc* need it and nobody knows it better than the would-be missionaries. Hypocrites they are, almost in every instance, I would say.' "Tell me," the missionary worker was asked, "how do these affiliations between Chinese and white women begin?" "In two ways. The Elsie Eigel way is one. no means an sions here are teeming with such cases and worse things. The other way is through the slumming tours. Women and young girls say: "Come in a jolly party to see the sights of Chinatown." Their curiosity is aroused; the scene has a certain fascination and allure ment, the very opium in the air assists in a measure to give Chinatown a pe And let me tell you her's is by isolated case, but the mi3 culiar charm. The day after or the day after that, perhaps, a couple of the girls in the party will decide to make a visit by themselves to the quarter, They wan der about and maybe they will be gaz ing into a window or examining things in the stores, and they will get into conversation with the Chinese who are not averse to such advances from pretty girls, and perhaps they will offer to take the girls about the district and show them some sights that they could not otherwise see. men Who Were Vassar Girls Are Here." Three Women ■ "It all sounds well enough, and in the spirit of a lark they will accept the escart. They may visit an opium den and watch the effect of the drug on They are induced to some others, try a puff or two, and before they know it they wake up in an opfern den, stupefied from the effects of the drug. They are willing to take more from the awful realHy to get away and—then it Is the old story. "Why, I know right here in Mott street who were Vassar girls three women who came here just in that way, and they are here still, forever ruined and without caste. One has been smoking opium for nine years. They become so used to their surroundings that they have no ambition to Chinaman takes care of them, and when he Is tired he introduces his friends and—there is the end of the leave. Some chapter. "Now, in the missions it is different. who Most of the missionary women infatuated with Chinese live become in respectable homes uptown; they may not take cocaine or opium may or ■ mm —and their association with Chinese is in visits to these men'B rooms. Sigel, for instance, had been a frequent visitor for at least two years in the of Leon and other Chinamen. Elsie rooms And let me tell you right here, no good woman goes to a man's rooms without knowing what she is doing. "But it is not the Chinese that ruin these women; it is the women who are the aggressors. They begin by accepting presents from students, whom they are seek these young ing to lead into Christianity, and they end by falling in love with them. Chinamen are very good to the women —at least they are for a titne. They give them presents and provide well for them, but very few women ever got to handle any money." A proof, of the truth of the mission ary woman's statement was a conver sation I had with a pretty young wo man named Sadie Stirling, who lvea in a Chinese den with a Chinaman who makes his living in gambling houses. When the young woman—scarcely more than a girl in looks.—passed! along the dimly lighted street,, near the headquarters of the "free lance" missionary, not one person except the woman and perhaps the policeman, who are used to such types, woukt have believed the girl to have been of the type. She was modest, dressed, exceedingly wll, but quietly, and when I looked at her I believed her to be a sightser ahead of her party. I approached the girl and called her by name, and she smled pleasantly. Her eyes were large and brown, and with a quality that was Madonna-like in its sweetness. Her hands were slender and white; her vtiice soft, and she used the most discriminating Eng lish. "Chinatown Like a Wraith Engulfs Me." "Yes, perhaps it is queer that I am here. I know I ought to get out ot it," she told me. "But the question is, How? I have tried time and timet again at the big department stores to get work, and I have tried to get other positions, but like a wraith this China town life engulfs me. I sometimes wonder if I carry the smell of the» quarter in mv clothes about with me,'* she added, plaintively "You see, I am what they call a good white girl among the Chinese," she added. "I live with just this one» man and he treats me with great re spect. He doesn't give me any money, but he pays for my food and laundry. I have been here only seven months now and I bad all my clothes when l came, so he hasn't had to buy any clothes yet. I think he would if i asked him, but I am a funny sort, l suppose. "I don't like to ask him for things. You know the Chinese are not affec tionate and demonstrative like white men, but they are kind enough to us. They are jealous, though, and so t keep my trunk at a girl friend's, be cause some day I may went to get away—if I get a job—and I don't want my man to interfere, for he might be jealous and not let me go." Husband Took Her First to China town. , sadly. The girl said she had been married very young to a dentist who first took: her into Chinatown. "I was so young and innocent that I didn't know them was such a thing as opium and mjr husband first tried to make me take some with him. I didn't know until afterwards that he nad the habit. Well, in that w'ay I got to know a good many Chinamen in Boston, where we lived, and one man whom I met through my husband—he did dentist work for him—told me if I ever came to New, York to let him know and he would show me around. "I had trouble with my husband, and came down here with a friend who was going to exhibit some of her thor oughbred dogs in the Bench Show. Well, I went to Chinatown to see the man, and I never went back. I am here still. I sometimes tvonder if it is I. My family think I am dead; if was the only thing for me to do; they are highly respected in Boston, and gave me an education in the Boston Conservatory of Music and in schools there that any girl would be fortunate to have. But here I am, just the white woman of a Chink—huh— it's rather droll, isn't it?" the poor creature added, with a break in her voice as she choked back her memories there the of the other days. In a Chinese den, where Captain Galvin escorted me, there were three Chinese men stretched with pipes on a long bunk, while a white woman combed her hair in the narrow between the bunk and the op space .the boss of the establishment, to be married next week," she said, in a dull, monotonous voice, as she went about her toilet. There are but few women remaining in the quarter since Captain Galvin's By the first of July every one their posite wall. She declared that she had just come up from Philadelphia to be married to I am raid. of these filthy quarters will be cleaned of the dregs of this white womankind. "I don't suppose they will be re formed." commented the young Cap tain, who has done such heroic work in the district, "but what I do maintain is that they will have to get into clean er, better-aired, lighter quarters, and will have better health at least. These vile ratholes are not fit for these Chin ese, let alone white people". Missionary Need Not Worry About Chinaman's Hereafter. n When the missionary was asked if he believed that the Chinese could be Christianized, she added: "Why try to Christianize people whose religion is as moral as ours? Let a Chinaman live up to his faith, and I don't think a white missionary need worry about his hereafter."— New York Evening Journal. French School Hours. French children are often on their way to school a little after 7 o'clock in the morning. If they have conclud ed their Iqssons by 9 o'clock in the evening it /is only by dint of great application. Young men studying for the higher professions have apoint ments with their tutors at 5 o'clock in the morning in summer time; oth erwise they cannot accomplish the mountain of work that lies before them. In all branches of art the labor of the tyro is immense. At the Con servatoire the strenuous life is car ried to a point which provokes the as tonishment even of laborious German students.—Pall Mall Gazette. Spoiled the Marble. Sculptor, to his friend)—Well, what do you think of my bust? Fine piece of marble, isn't it? Friend Magnificent—What a pity to have made a bust of it. It would have made a lovely mantelpiece—Boa Vi vant. ■—!