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Published Every Thursday
Notes From Foreign Lands, Through
out the Nation and Particularly
the Great Southwest.
National League.
Won Lost Pet.
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.... 67 52 .504
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.... 42 74 .362
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American League.
Won Lost Pet.
80 35 .696
69 48 .590
66 50 .569
65 61 .660
51 66 .436
50 65
45 68 .398
35 78 .310
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Light frosts prevailed over western
and northern Nebraska and indica
tions are for continued frosty weather.
In the Black Hills an inch of snow
fell, breaking the record for early
All vegetation was killed in
the hills and the temperature dropped
to 25 degrees. In Northwestern Ne
braska the temperature went to 36
degrees, while over the entire west
ern end of the state the thermometer
atood at 40 degrees. The usual kill
ing frosts have been known as early
as August 25.
With the clearing away of the ruins
of the wrecked and burned Pullman
sleeping car "Nebraska" probably has
disappeared all hopes of determining
the actual number of lives lost when
the rear section of the Boston. & Mon
treal express from Chicago crashed
Into the foiward section on the Grand
Trunk railroad, three miles east of
Durand, Mich. Estimates of the num
ber of dead vary from eight or a
dozen to possibly twenty.
Cardinal Rampolla, directing the
fight for the Vatican in the clash with
Spain, has decided upon a waiting
policy. This was made clear semi
officially. At the same time, the
church is preparing for a great strug
gle. Its hope is that the Canalejas
ministry will fall.
At Pine Bluff, Ark., a heavy rain
fell, flooding the streets. The wind
tore down several awnings. Farmers
say the rain was damaging to crops.
With the court room crowded with
scores of women, representatives of
the Women's Era club, and others in
terested in the case, Mamie McLough
lin, 18, charged with murder in the
first degree in connection with the
death of Hugh Smith, Jr., a wealthy
resident of New Orleans, was acquit
ted there.
That the action of delegates to the
special miners' convention in Indian
apolis in repudiating what he calls
the recognized principles cf the or
ganization, will not disturb the mass
of the membership at home, is the
opinion of President Tom L. Lewis.
Without the generous indorsement of
the convention contained in the spe
cial committee's report, which was
rejected, the international officers
will attempt to make the strikes suc
The Des Moines, la., counoll rein
stated George Yeager as chief of po
lice. The resolution of reinstatement
absolves Mr. Yeager from the charges
of maladministration as filed by the
Iowa Anti-saloon league.
President Taft and former Presi
dent Roosevelt are again fellow work
ers in the same political field. The
threat that they might pull apart has
been forefended by a full explanation
on one side and an unreserved accept
ance on the other. The president
made It plain in a letter given out in
New York by Lloyd C. Grlscom, pres
ident of the New York Republican
county committee, how the misunder
standing arose. He explained that he
never took any part in a committee
cabal to defeat Col. Roosevelt for tem
poraryy chairman for the coming Re
publican state convention.
A mother and her three daughters,
»11 graduates of exclusive finishing
schools, were cremated when an auto
mobile driven by the father was
blown to fragments, near Pittsburg,
by the explosion of a 20-gallon gaso
line tank on the rear of the machine.
The father, William Faith, retired oil
operator and one of the most wealthy
men of Mason town, Pa., and his son,
William Faith Jr., were seriously
burned and may die.
High praise for the negro race was
bestowed by Col. Theodore Roosevelt
in an address to the convention of
the Negro Business Men's League in
Terrace garden, New York. The
colonel was introduced to the 3,000
negroes by Booker T. Washington.
President Frank Bishop of the Co
lumbus (Ohio) Union of the Brother
hood of lnterurban Trainmen an
nounced that the strike on the Co
lumbus-Dayton division of the Ohio
electric lines was off. A dispatch
from Springfield says that 22 union
ists will hold out
William J. Peet, a wealthy soap
manufacturer, was killed in an auto
mobile accident ten miles south of
Kansas City. Henry E. Long, his
wife and Mrs. Peet were injured in
the mishap. None of them is danger
ously hurt.
T. M. Sinclair & Co., limited, beef
packers of Cedar Rapids. Ia., in a
complaint filed with the Interstate
Commerce commission, charge 29
central-western roads with discrimi
nating against it in the mater of rates
and regulations in favor of the so
called béef trust of Chicago.
otung by the many attacks made
<ra him,, Secretary of the Interior Bal
linger has issued a statement regard
ing his acts. This is his first hnswer
In detail to critics. In it he attack?
the policies of his predecessor, James
R. Garfleid, friend of Theoduie Roose
velt, and the man who was the initial
cause of the Ballinger-Pinchot row.
Ballinger also asserts his stand and
that of President Taft have been the
Revised tabulation of the known
dead in the forest fires brings the
total to 203. The known dead include
80 United States fire fighters in and
near Idaho; 13 in Montana, 3 at New
Port, Wash.; 4 at Wallace, Idaho; 47
near Avery, Idaho; 2 at Mullen, Ida
ho; 47 on Big Bear creek, in Idaho,
and 1 in Spokane.
The end of the coal ntrike in the
southwest district is in sight, it is
now believed. With the demands of
the miners for increase in wages con
ceded and with only one point of ma
terial difference existing, it is thought
a settlement can be made in the next
The corn crop in the vicinity of
Lattle, La., on the Atchfalaya river,
has been ruined by bears.
At Mammoth Spring, Ark., Collector
J. A. Cunningham, a defaulter for
$9,700, arranged with his bondsmen
to make good his shortage with the
treasurer. There is no disposition to
prosecute Cunningham.
Thomas S. Bqsbee, general attorney
for the Rock Island in Arkansas, an
nounced that company will resume the
3-cent passenger rate September L
Governor Haskell announced that
the site for the Oklahoma state cap
itol at Oklahoma City had been
chosen. The proposition of the Cap
itol Development company, offering
1,600 acres of land and guaranteeing
$1,700,000 from the sale of lots to
build the capitol, was accepted. The
capitol building will be six and a half
miles northwest of the center of Okla
homa City.
Indictments charging grand larceny
in the first degree were returned
againts Harvey Wiley Corbett and
John A. Qualey, who were arrested
several weeks ago .in New York and
held under $10,000 bail on complaint
of Mrs. Mary Nevins Blaine Bull, wid
ow of the celebrated surgeon. Mrs.
Bull alleged that by fraud they had
obtained $35,000 from her to invest in
the Mangesia-AsbestoB company of
New York.
Mayor Gaynor's condition is excel
lent, his New Jersey physicians state,
and the period of danger has now
passed. The doctors agree that he
will be completely recovered within
a short time.
The first authentic information of
the succession of Gen. Juan Estrada
to the presidency of Nicaragua came
to the state department in the form
of a cablegram from General Estrada
himself. Estrada said the first offi
cial act of the new president was to
assure the American people of the
warm regard for them by the victo
rious party and the eagerness of Nic
aragua to make restitution for the
killing of Cannon and Groce, the two
American* executed under Zelayan
come known. The president will favor
further revision of the tariff. While
President Taft's keynote speech for
the congressional campaign has be
he is still convinced that the Payne
Aldrich law is the best tariff law the
country has had up to this time he
b *s cached the conclusion that there
Is decided room for improvement. The
President has stated these facts and
has outlined his position in detail In
the letter he has sent to Representa
t ve McKinley of Illinois for publica
tIon in the congressional campaign
tex t-book.
Ralph Hunt, a negro, was saved
from a mob at Minonk, 111., by the
prompt action of the sheriff, who took
him to Eureka in an automobile. He
admitted having attacked Jennie Wil
lard, 12 years old.
Civil war between the Kurds and
peasants has broken out in the Ur
miah district of Persia. The Kurds,
in revenge for a murder by peasants
of Miza Kervali, a Kurdish chieftain,
are ravaging the villages of the dis
trict and have killed hundreds of
peasants, after subjecting them to the
most extreme torture.
The opening of campaign headquar
ters of both the Democratic and Re
publican parties in Chicago marked
the beginning of the 1212 presidential
campaign, and the work is in full
J. C. Langston and W. P. Smith,
his attorney, have been Indicted by
the grand jury at Walnut Ridge, Ark.,
following an investigation into the
murder of A. W. Shirey, a merchant
of Minturn, who was shot to death
on the night of March 8 last. Lang
ston has been indicted for murder
in the first degree and Smith has
been indicted as an accessory.
Striking section men in the Louis
ville and Cairo division of the Illinois
Central have returned to work on
promise of the company that they
would be granted an increase in
wages at an early date
Senator A. B. Cummins of Iowa has
been compelled to withdraw from the
Redpath-Vawter Chautauqua circuit
on account of illness. The senator
returned twice after physical break
downs, but a severe attack of heart
trouble resulted in his physicians for
bidding him to enter the work again
this season.
Clifford B. Harmon made his long
promised flight from across Long
Island sound, landing in Greenwich
Conn., in a field next the estate of his
father-in-law, Commodore E. C. Ben
Eighteen lives were lost when the
British cruiser Bedford ran ashore on
the rocks of Quelpart Island, Korea.
General Louis Mena, commanding
the revolutionary army of Nicaragua,
with several thousand men fresh from
their victories at Granada and Tipi
tapa, where the forces of Madriz were
put to route, ending the long war, has
marched into Managua.
The bodies of Frank Vaughn, Cal
vin Shaffer, Mary Williams and Pearl
Mucher of Charles City, Ia, who were
drowned in Cedar river, have been B
State Capital Notes
Weekly Budget of State News Items Gathered by Our Special
Correspondent at Jackson»
Deficit, Large and Growing, Starea
Mississippi in the Face.
Unless the governor can dispose of
at least a part of the $600,000 bond
issue before November 1, there will
not be enough money in the treasury
to buy a last year's straw hat at this
year's bargain counter sale. But at
least $100,000 of these bonds will be
sold before that date, it is believed,
which will be enough for the state
officers to draw a part of their sal
aries, enough for one or two meal
The state treasury contains about
$118,000 at this time, and of this $45,
000 is for the A. & M. College, at
Starkville, and Alcorn A. & M. Col
lege, at Rodney. This money can not
be used for any other purpose, or if
it should be, the state would forfeit
the appropriation made by the federal
government for these institutions.
With about $530,000 due by the state
November 1, the financial prospects of
Mississippi are anything but pleasant
to contemplate. The governor can, if
he fails to sell the state bonds, or
enough of them to tide over till taxes
begin to come in, borrow enough
money to meet current expenses. But
in addition to the funds due the va
rious Institutions of the state Novem
ber 1, current expenses of the govern
ment amount to between $75,'r00 and
$100,000 a month, which must be met.
The pensions due November 1
amount to $400,000, and $105,000 will
be due the tax assessors of the 79
counties when they complete their re
ports. Then interest amounting to
$16,000 must be paid to the state uni
versity, in addition to $4,500 on the
land grant. The state will owe the
Industrial Institute and College at Co
lumbus $2,300 interest on that date,
whiph makes a total of close to $52,
000 .
As an offset to this the state has
about $83,000 available, and if last
year can be taken as a criterion, will
receive for September and October, on
account of privilege taxes, about $6,
000. But this will give the state only
about $105,000 with which to meet cur
rent expenses and pay these obliga
tions, which must be met.
Adds to State's Exhibit.
Dr. E. N. Lowe, state geologist, has
just secured a fine specimen of red
ochre, which will be a part of the Mis
sissippi exhibit at the Ohio Valley
Exposition at Cincinnati. This speci
men came from Lauderdale county,
and is one of the most valuable discov
eries made by the state geologist in
some time.
The exhibit will also contain speci
mens of three building stones found in
the state and lignite coal. In addition
it will include specimens of various
clays, cement materials, gravel of vari
our kinds, showing the mineral re
sources of Mississippi.
Many Offices Abolished.
Governor Noel has receive several
letters of inquiry as to the number
of offices that were created and the
number, if any, that were abolished
during the term. He has looked into
the matter, and finds the following
'Of the commissioned state, district,
county and municipal offices, addition
al to those Incident to th% creation oi
George county, there are 90 created
by this administration and about 39i
wholly or practically abolished, a net
reduction of offices of about 308. The
90 newly created consist of two su
preme court commissioners, four cir
cuit judges, four district attorneys and
two chancellors and 78 county attor
Governor Names Montgomery.
Governor Noel has been requested
to appoint a representative from thi3
state to confer with the commission
in charge of the fiftieth anniversary of
the battle of Gettysburg, and has ap
pointed Col. W. A. Montgomery of Ed
wards, commanding the Mississippi di
vision. United Confederate Veterans,
to represent this state.
Premiums for Corn Yield.
Three special premiums of $50 each
have been offered by the New Orleans
Great Northern, Alabama & Vicks
burg and New Orleans Northeastern
railroads for the greatest yield of corn
per acre within five miles of these
roads. These collections of corn will
be shown at the state fair and may
aiso be entered for the prizes offered
Banks to Handle Crop.
The banking institutions of Missis
sippi are in the midst of preparations
for handling the season's cottoq crop,
and the leading financiers of the state
take a very hopeful view of the situ
ation. According to prominent bank
ers, it is probable that the amounts
drawn from the Eastern financial cen
ters for the purpose of handling the
cotton crop will not be as large as last
year. This is due chiefly to the fact
that the banks in Mississippi are more
liberally supplied with home money
having over $60,000,000 on deposit.
Are Not Amenable.
Messrs. Green & Green of this city,
counsel for the American Telephone
Company, which operates an interstate
business in Mississippi, have formally
notified Secretary Maxwell of the rail
road commission in reply to a stated
notice calling for report as to connec-j
tions and "free" phone service, that
they are not liable to the intimation,
Tllig corpora tion is domiciled In New
york clt j r> having no domicile In Mis
B i sa ippi and uses no exchange plant or
other property.
Crop More Valuable in Yield Than
Cotton Growing—Average Price
Probably $1 a Bushel.
Peanut raising in Mississippi ia an
established industry, according to Mr.
C. U. Dahlgren of Gloster, and is a
more valuable crop than cotton. Land
that will yield an average of $75 an
acre in cotton will produce 25 per cent
more in peanuts, while the cost of cul
tivating and gathering the crop la 25
per cent less than cotton.
When the boll weevil infested that
part of the state near Summit and
Gloster, the merchants and farmers
began to look around for a substitute
crop. Mr. G. H. Barney, president,
and Mr. C. U. Dahlgren, manager, of
the Gloster cotton seed oil mill, fig
ured on a crop that would furnish
them with raw material, with the re
sult that a large area has been plant
ed in peanuts.
While the crop has not been har
vested, experiments have been made
which show that the land will yield
from 50 to 100 bushels of peanuts to
the acre. A minimum price of 75
cents will be paid for the entire crop,
but as the demand for peanuts la
greater than the supply for eating, it
is believed the average price will bo
close to $1 a bushel. At 75 cents a
bushel peanuts will bring better re
turns than cotton, as the meal can
be used for stock feed, but at $1 a
bushel thé financial returns will ex
ceed cotton by a large margin. It is
estimated that the average yield tc
the acre will be close to 80 bushels,
which, at 76 cents, will be $60 an
Negroes Form Insurance Company.
Governor Noel has approved the
charter of the Union Guarantee and
Insurance company, capitalized at $50,
000. This is probably the first insur
ance company in the world to be or
ganized by negroes. The entire cap
ital stock of the company will be
subscribed by the negroes of the state
and negro officers will conduct the
business. Mississippi has eleven ne
gro banks, each of which seems to bt*
in a prosperous condition. Most of
these banks have a good surplus, in
addition to carrying a good line of de
Plan for Draining Delta.
Governor Noel has received a report
from MaJ. T. G. Dabney, chief engin
eer of the Tallahatchie drainage com
mission, showing the modified plans
that have been adopted by the body
for the carrying out of that gigantic
enterprise to reclaim swamp and over
flowed lands in the Delta.
The original plan of the commission
was to perfect the Coldwater diver
sion, build the Tallahatchie reservoir,
end clean out the ohannels of the vari
ous bayous, at a total cost of $4,295,
000. The commission has adopted as
its modified plan only two of the orig
inal items, the Coldwater diversion
and cleaning out the channels, which
Maj. Dabney estimates will cost $3,
570,000, or an average of $4.14 per
Reports on Monument Fund.
Capt. H. Clay Sharkey, treasurer of
the Confederate women's monument
fund movement in Mississippi, reports
the following as the standing of the
fund : Bolivar county, $575; Hinds
county, $336.65 ; Coahoma county,
$126.50; Leflore county, U. C. V. or
ganization, $50; Lauderdale county, U.
C. V. organizations, $50; Jefferson
county, $58; Yazoo county, $25; Rank
in county, Pelahatchie, 15; Sunflower
county, $$1; Chickasaw county, $20.
Total, $1,300.15; Interest, $$14.65;
grand toetal, $1,314.80.
Pushing Hygiene Work.
ississippi state baoard of
health is gradually getting all arrange
ments In shape for carrying on the
work of directing the public health
and sanitation as mapped out early in
this year, and the men at headquar
ters, as well as in the field, are all
men of exceptional ability. Under the
direction of Dr. W. S. Leathers, the
practical work of Inspecting and re
porting is parceled out among well
qualified men, while the bacteriologic
al work, In the hands of Dr. Harold
Candidates Name Commission.
The friends of the three candidates
for United States senator must se
lect and recommand men for election
commissioners in the seventy-nine
counties of the state. This was de
cided upon at a meeting of the state
election board Thursday afternoon,
and notice of this effect sent out tc
each of the candidates.
Corn Will Be Exported.
For the first time in the history ol
the state, Mississippi will export corn
to Europe this year. Just how much
will be shipped is not known, but the
farmers have raised enough to ship
several hundred thousand bushels. Ar
rangements, it is said, -have been per
fected for shipping the corn, which
will go through the ports of New Or*
leans and Gulfport, where It will be In
spected and graded. Mississippi corn
is of high grade, so experts say, and
promises to become a regular export
crop from this date in future.
Experiments With Wheat.
Prof. J. W. Fox, director of the Mis
sissippi agricultural experiment sta
tion, has issued an interesting report
on a test made with wheat. The ex.
periments included twelve varieties
of wheat. The land, a stiff black prai
ne, was broken in the fall, and har
rowed until a good seed bed was made,
and the wheat sown on November 2,
1909. Prof. Fox gives the results of
EIb experiments with the twelve varie
ties, which averaged from 21.32 bush
els per acre to'26.94 bushels per aero, |
Net Profit of $2,000 on Every 100 Bales
August Cotton—Bears Forced to
Bid Fabulous Prices.
New York—he most sensational ad
vance in cotton that has been record
ed since the close of the Civil War
occurred Monday on the local cotton
exchange. Millions of dollars were
made and lost in as many seconds.
The gambling in cotton, if it may be
so called, was devoted to what Is
known as August deliveries. William
P. Brown, who led the aggressive bull
movement, is said to have cleared up
somewhere between $2,000,000 and $3,
000,000 on the day's transactions, but
Mr. Brown is a clean cut, well built,
courteous Southerner with big brown
mustache, and notwithstanding his gy
rations in the cotton pit for a mat
ter of three hours in the most stren
uous day of the existence of the cot
ton exchange, he emerged from the
ring without so much as a wilted
More August cotton has been con
tracted for than could by any possible
chance be delivered. When the mar
ket opened Monday morning both the
bears and the bulls admited the ac
curacy of /this statement, and forth
with came a battle royal.
It is admitted that on every 100
bales of August cotton purchased at
the price prevailing on Saturday there
was a net profit of $2,000.
The bears, driven to their wits' end
to make good their contracts, were
forced to bid what a few weeks ago
would have been regarded as fabu
lous prices for the Southern staple.
The bulls, representd by William P.
Brown, Frank B. Hayn, Eugene G.
Scales and one or two others who
maintain a minor position in the bull
clique, were confident of their posi
tion, having In the port of New York,
in docks and in storage warehouses
and in transit to this city somewhere
between 100,000 and 125,000 bales of
this most valuable commodity.
Whole Upper St. Mary's Valley is
Spokane, Wash.—Disaster as appall
ing as that which swept the region of
Wallace and Avery a week ago threat
ens the whole of the valley of the
Upper St. Mary's river in Northern
Seven hundred men, employes of
the Coeur d'Alene Timber Protective
Association, are fighting fires that are
eating into the heart of the timber.
If a wind rises before* the rain comes,
nothing can save the timber.
These forests are probably the fin
est in the world, and all are patented.
More homesteaders have deserted
their claims and they were all warned
by the association; it is improbable
that all heeded the advice.
Theophil Reuther Says Ostermann
Tried to Kill Him,
Chicago, 111.—Resumption of the
hearing of charges against Frank B.
Harriman, Charles L. Ewing and John
M. Taylor, former Illinois Central rail
road officials, accused of car repair
frauds, developed sensational evidence
in Judge Bruggemêyer's division of
the municipal court. Theophil Reuth
er, a former director of the Ostermann
Manufacturing Company, one of the
repair firms charged with grafting
from the railroad, declared on the wit
ness stand that he had been told that
the late Ira G. Rawn held 2,000 shares
of the Ostermann Company stock.
Reuther testified that Osterman
said he gave Rawn the shares in con
sideration of an order for 10,000 car
Previously to giving this evidence
regarding the alleged stock transac
tion, Reuther related a story of an en
Ostermann, during
which he declared that Ostermann
threatened to* kill him If he told of
the transactions between the Illinois
Central railroad and the Ostermann
Sells 1,300 Bales.
Little Rock, Ark.-r-John F. Boyle,
Jr., a Little Rock cotton dealer, sold
through his New York agent 1,300
bales of cotton at a net profit of $20,
000 .
Klds Carried Shells; Fathers Fought.
Lawton, Okla.—John Bewely is
probably fatally wounded and Ben
Rawls, his son and Ira Jordan are less
seriously wounded as a result of a
battle near Walter, in which 'more
than forty shots were fired. The small
children of Bewely and Rawls carried
ammunition to the warring sides dur
ing the fight. The trouble was over
a well, each family claiming the right
to it exclusively. Bewely is said to
have opened the fight when young
Rawls and Ben Jordan started to pass
his house.
Asleep 110 Hours.
Gainesville, Ga.—After sleeping 110
hours without regaining conscious
ness, Julian Bryce, the 5-year-old son
of Mrs. Ethel Bryce, is now lying at
his home in this condition, the attend
ing physicians being unable to diag
nose the case. On last Thursday at
noon young Bryce complained of head
aohe and lay down to rest. He soon
fell asleep and has not awakened. Doc
tors think that ia is brain trouble,
due to overstudy. Little hope is held
for his recovery.
Six Fly In Biplane.
Lille, France.—Louis Preget, the
aviator, took up five passengers in his
biplane here. The total weight sus
tained by his machine, including the
gasoline, was 921 pounds. The feat
is believed to be a world's record.
Eastern Kentucky to the Virginia lin | to
L. & E. Plans Extension.
Lexington, Ky.—The Louisville &
Eastern railroad filed amended arti
cles of incorporation permitting it to
borrow $10,000,000 on its capitaliza
tion to extend its present line through
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Mississippi News
The Farmers' Institute of Forest
county was heid at Hattiesburg under
the direction of Prof. McKay of Stark
ville. Prof. Hutchinson of the A. &
M. College spoke on soils and made
the point that all productive soils are
made by human efforts, and a farmer
should be content with getting laud
capablp of being made productive. Tc
this end ht> recommended the growth
of cowpeas, velvet beans, peanuts and
such other vegetables as will furnish
humus to the soil.
E. W. Newman has resigned as
chancery clerk of Franklin county and
an election has been ordered to fill the
vacancy, which becomes effective on
September 16. The election will be
held on September 15. Mr. Newman
has been filling the unexpired term of
his father, Dr. A. M. Newman, who
waa assassinated June 14, 1909. The
present clerk was also shot while go
ing to his father's assistance, but
recovered. His brother, Dr. Lenox
Newman, was shot and mortally
wounded at the same time, dying a
few days later in the Natchez sanita
Screaming with terror because a
negro had her by the arms and was
pulling her from bed through an open
window, and begging her mother, who
rushed into the room and seized her
by the legs, to protect her from the
brute, litle Laura Thomas, the 9-year
old daughter of C. W. Thomas of Tu
nica county, had a harrowing experi
ence. Her screams, coupled with the
cries of her mother, quickly assembled
the white men on the place, and they
chased the negro off..
Judge Hughes convened his first
term of the court at Bay Spring. The
charge to the grand jury was out of
the ordinary. It was strong and to the
point. The judge, after emphasizing
the importance of the enforcement of
all law, charged the jury especially
with reference to gambling, the unlaw
ful sale of whisky, and the carrying
of concealed weapons. He said these
were the trinity of evils in this
Rev. Dr. Warren Sherman Webb, 85
years of âge, died at Meridian. The
deceased was one of the greatest edu
cators of the South and was especially
well known to the Baptists of tne
South. He was born and reared in
New York, graduated from one of Ira
most famous institutions, and about
five years before the Civil War, find
ing himself out of harmony with the
people of his native state on ques
tions then leading up to the greal
Civil War, he came South.
'fhe people of the communities and
section through which the New Or
leans Great Northern operates, toward
the upper terminus of its line, are go
ing to work with a will with a view
to helping the railroad people develop
their territory. There is a great act*
ivity in trucking in that section. Since
the opening of the line, about a year
ago, about fifty carloads of truck have
been sent out from Hopewell, George
town and other stations along the line.
A Woodmen of the World picnic was
held at Morton and was a success in
A large crowd was pres
every way.
ent, the tables were heavily laden with
good things to eat, excellent musio
was furnished and all seemed to thor*
oughly enjoy themselves.
A petition signed by D. W. Reed,
chairman of Shiloh National Park
Commission, and citizens of Corinth,
has been filed asking the board of su
pervisors^ cede to the United States
government all roads leading from
Corinth and connecting with country
roads in McNairy and Hardin counties,
Tenn., leading to Shiloh National
H. C. Parkinson is charged with
burning his store at Pulltight, Holmes
county, and held under a bond of $1,
000 to answer to the circuit court. In
addition to Parkinson, four
are charged with complicity in the
burning, and these are held in jail at
Lexington awaiting trial.
A terrific wind storm blew down
the main exhibit building and the roof
off the grand stand at the Delta Fair
Grounds, Greenville. It will not be
necessary to change rile date of the
annual fair, which will be held October
10 and 15.
After selecting Gulfport as the next
place of meeting and electing officers
for next year, the Spanish-American
War Veterans of Mississippi closed
their two-days encampment at Vicks
T-he Confederate Veterans of Thom
as H. Woods Camp No. 1180 held their
reunion at Dekalb. About 2,000 peo
ple were in attendance. Addresses
were delivered by Messrs. Rencher,
Graham and Hutton, sons of veterans,
and Comrades Rev, Shaw and S. C.
Trammill, and an essay by Miss Con
ner, all timely and well received.
An enthusiastic mass meeting of the
citizens of Sardis was held to take
steps toward securing the location In
that vicinity of a county agricultural
high school.
The business houses of Columbia
closed their doors on August 2 and a
large part joined in the "Boll Wee
vil" • excursion ,from Mendelhall to
McNeil that day. At the McNeil ex
periment station the best methods of
fighting the weevil were shown and
discussed by government experts.
to raise $500 In Adams county.
The ladies' collection committee of
the Confederate woman's monument
fund is pushing a vigorous campaign
for collections in Natchez, and expect
Women in Every State Join Earnestly
In Campaign Against Tu^
Four years ago the only active wom
en workers in the anti-tuberculosis
novement were a little group of about
10 women's clubs. Today 800,000
women, under the United States, are
banded together against this disease,
and more than 2,000 clubs are taking
a special Interest In the crusade. Not
less than $500,000 is raised annually
by them for tuberculosis work, be
sides millions that are secured through
their efforts in state and municipal
appropriations. Mrs. Rufus P. Wil
liams is the chairman of the depart
ment that directs this work. In ad
dition to the work of the General Fed
eration of Women's Clubs, the Public
Health Education committee of the
American Medical association, com
posed largely of women physicians,
has carried on an educational cam
paign of lectures during the past year
in whic^ thousands have been reach
ed. The Mothers' congress, the Young
Women's Christian association, and
many unattached clubs bring the num
ber of women united in the tuberculo
sis war to well over a million. There
is not a state in the union where some
work has not been done.
A Diplomat.
"And how old should you say I am?"
giggled the golden-haired spinster,
with a coy glance at Bjones.
''Ah, Miss Smiley," replied Bjones,
with a low bow, ''I do not think you
are old at all. Ask rather how young
do I take you to be."
And she was so pleased she forgot
to.—Harper's Weekly.
Tit for Tat.
Miss Bings," stammered the young
man, "I called on you last night did I
"What an odd question! Of course
you did.
"W-w-well. I just wanted to say that
if I proposed to you I was drunk.
"To ease your mind, I will say that
If I accepted you I was crazy."—Judge.

It was at a Fourth of July meeting
In the little city. The mayor, William
Smith, rose, and at dignified length
read the Declaration of Independence.
There was a pause; then from one
of the mayor's old schoolmates came
the loud whisper:
that. He ain't smart enough."
Bill never writ
Not to Overdo It.
Lily—I've gwine to a s'prise party
tonight, Miss Sally.
—ss Sally—What will you take for
a present?
Lily—Well, we dldn' cal'late on
bakin' no present. Yo' see, we don't
wan' to s'prise 'em too much.
Get a Move On.
The Loafer—Alas! my ship doesn't
come in.
The Real Man—Then get a move on
and help some other fellow unload
Human Nature.
"A tool and his money are soon
"Yes, but you 'never call him a
fool till the money is gone."—Cleve
land Leader.
Old Gentleman (to waiter)—Can
you tell me if my wife is here?
Waiter—Yes, sir, eight hats to the
left.— Fliegende Blatter.
A man knows but little if he tells
the missus all he knows.
During Change of Life,
says Mrs* Chas. Barclay
Graniteville, Vt. —"I was passing
through the Changeof Life and suffered
from nervousness
and other annoying
symptoms, and Ï
can trulv say that
pound has proved
worth mountains
of gold to me, as it
restored my health
and strength. I
never forget to tell
my friends what
LydiaE. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound has done for me
during this trying period. Complete
restoration to health means so much

to me that for the sake of other suffer
ing women I am willing to make my
trouble public so 70 U may publish
this letter."—Mas. Chas. Barclay,
R.F.D.,Graniteville, Vt.
No other medicine for woman's ill»
has received such wide-spread and unu a
qualified endorsement. No other med
icine we know of has such a record
of cures of female ills as has Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound.
For more than 80 years it has been
curing female complaints such as
Inflammation, ulceration, local weak
nesses, fibroid tumors, irregularities,*
periodic pains, backache, indigestion
and nervous prostration, and it is
unequalled for carrying women safely
the period of change of life,
but little to try Lydi
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, and,
as Mrs.Barclay says.it is "worth moun
tains of gold " to suffering women.
It costs
a E.
The difference
remember this—
it may save your life. Cathartics,
bird shot and cannon ball pills—tee
spoon doses of cathartic medicines
ail depend on irritation of the bowels
until they sweat enough to move. Cos
carets strengthen the bowel muscles
so they creep and crawl naturally.
This means a cure and only through
Cascarets can you get it quickly and
Cascarets—lOo box—week's treat*
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