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THIRTEEN PERSONS ARE REPORT ED TO HAVE BEEN KILLED IN EXPLOSION. / TWO ARRESTS ARE MADE Explosion of Finishing Mills For High Grade Smokeless Powder, at Car* ney's Point Shakes Surround ing Country. I Philadelphia.—Thirteen persons are reported to have been killed in an ex plosion at the Bo8cher plant of the Du Pont Powder Company, at Carney's Point, early on the morning of Jan. 10. The steamer Long Beach, which was Just leaving its dock, was blown partly out of the water. All its win dows were broken and* part of the cab in was smashed. None of the passen gers, however, are believed to have been hurt. The force of the explosion was so great that it was heard in this city, 25 miles distant. It is reported that seven were se verely burned; that the blast was caus ed by outside influences, and that two men had been arrested. As all wire communication to Carney's Point was cut off by the explosion, none of these reports could be confirmed. The explsion occurred in the Boscher plant mill, where the finest grades of smokeless powder are prepared for shipment. It happened shortly after the force of workers had changed at midnight. It was 12:25 o'clock when the huge blending tower containing thousands of pounds of powder blew up, and the force shook this city, Camden and the country for miles around. GARRISONS' DEFENSE PLAN Secretary of War Asks Military Com mittee for Army of One Million in Six Years. Washington. — Secretary Garrison has placed before the House military affairs committee his formal argument in behalf of the administration's army plan, which is designed to give the country a definite military policy. It the creation of a mobile fed proposes eral force of more than a million men in six years, accumulation of a huge re of ammunition and equipment and elaborate extension of coast de fense, the whole project involving an increased expense of $600,000,000 and an annual war department budget thereafter of more than $200,000,000, aa compared with an average of $100,000, 000 for the last few years. • "The integrity of the nation and its Very existence," the secretary said, reading from a lengthy statement he had prepared, "may depend upon what is done in this matter at this time. This great opportunity will be lost un less a wise, sensible and practical pol icy is the result of the consideration and action of this Congress." . Turning to the national guard, Mr. Garrison said; "At present this force consists of approximately 129,000 men and officers and it would therefore be necessary, if It is to be expanded to 400,000, to add 271,000 men and officers. I, therefore, propose a large addition to the federal aid extended to the national guard, so that the system may be operated to Its maximum capacity and be available tor the federal purposes specified in its most effective condition. The secretory then outlined the con tinental army plan, which proposes to raise 400,000 men in annual increments of 133,000 each from districts approxi mating the 400 congressional districts, each to supply 333 men annually. The would enlist for three years with serve men the colors and three years on furlough, and would be armed, equipped and officered.. done by the officers and men of the regular army organization and they would be paid during the time of their service on the same basis as the reg Their training would be ular army. Turning to the question of the size of the regular army necessary to train the continentals and carry on the various military activities of the War Depart ment in normal times, Mr. Garrison said it had been demonstrated to him that a mobile force of 60,000 and 20,000 coast artillery troops would serve all Such a force, an increase of yearly 40,000 over the present army, lie said, would be comparatively inex pensive, would require no additional quarters and could be recruited. For these reasons he recommended the ad dition of ten regiments of infantry, 4 regiments of field artillery, 32 compa nies of coast artillery, 15 companies of engineers and 4 aero squadrons needs. Fire In Government Building. Washington. — Fire caused minor damage In the basement of the build ing that houses the state, war and navy departments. The loss was esti mated at about $2,000. Belgian Woman Sentenced. Havre.—Juliette Renkin, sister of the Belgian colonial minister, who was arrested some time ago by Germans, has beben sentenced to six months' im prisonment and a fine of 1,000 marks. The nature of the offense alleged against the woman is not known here. German Submarine Lost. Havana.—The Spanish steamer Val fanera, which arrived here from Span ish ports, reports that a large German submarine has been found stranded on Conil Beach, 20 miles north of Cadiz. The members of the crew were dead as the result of asphyxiation. The sub marine was filled with food and gaso line and it is presumed that she was serving as a supply ship for other sub marines, thus explaining the German source of supply. CONSCRIPTION WINS OUT Wild Scenes of Enthusiasm When Measure Passes House of Com. mono On First Reading. * / London.—Amid scenes of wild en* thuslasm, the House of Commons has passed the first reading of tbe govern ment bill for compulsory military serv ice by the decisive vote of 403 to 105. Throughout developments outside of Parliament the debate in the House has forged steadily ahead. It was re served for A. J. Balfour, first lord of the admiralty, to close the debate in behalf of the government, and he did it in a persuasive appeal of half an hour, which roused the lagging spirits of the advocates of the bill and turn ed the tide of adversity which had been running steadily against tho measure through the debate and the outside events of the day. "Let this vote tonight show that we are a united people," was his closing appeal impression to the world that in the moment of the country's greatest emer gency "we are divided one against an other. Abandon your abstract theories and remember we are dealing with stern realities which call for great sac rifices." Then came the vote, which was tak en amid eager interest as the mem bers filed before the tellers and peers crowded to their galleries to witness the final result. The announcement of the figures was received with a tre mendous outburst of cheering, which rang through the chamber and was echoed to the waiting crowds outside. Score« of members in khaki waved their handkerchiefs and the air was rent with white papers flung in tri umph at the government's success. Amid the demonstration Premier As quith, his face, usually pale, now glow ing with satisfaction, walked down the floor of the House to present the bill formally to the chamber. His appear ance was the signal for a rapturous ovation, members of all sides standing and cheering, while the galleries could with difficulty be restrained from Joining in the enthusiasm. An analysis of the vote showed that the government had held the great bulk of the Liberal and Conservative vote- The Irish Nationalists had voted against the bill, but the Irish Unionists supported the measure and the O'Brl enites took no part in the division. Do not let us give a false 4 DEAD IN STRIKE RIOT Torch Applied by Rioters In Youngs town, Ohio, Does $800.000 Damage. Many Are Wounded. Youngstown, Ohio.—After a night of looting and arson at the hands of a drunken mob the situation in Elast Youngstown was gradually being got ten under control on the morning of Jan. 8. Four persons were killed dur ing the rioting and 19 wounded, some of whom were women. The fire which had destroyed between 40 and 50 build ings, doing damage estimated at over $800,000, was still raging- , For practically six hours crowds of men, many maddened with drink, ran through the streets, smashing the win dows of buildings with cubs and then tearing out entire fronts. The rioters then would loot the place and apply the torch. With the rioting at its height, Oscar Diser, city solicitor of East Youngs town, organized a body of citizens and, armed with revolvers, marched to the point where the rioters had just looted a building. The citizens fired a volley over the heads of the rioters, who re turned the fire. Diser ordered his men to fire again, pointing their weapons point-blank at the mob. About half a dozen men fell- Armed with night sticks the solicitor and his men waded into the rioters, using their clubs free ly sffid scattering them into groups. One of the buildings attacked by the mob was that in which the postoffice located. According to reports, ri was oters forced their way into the build ing, compelled a man who was on duty at the time to open the safe and then looted the place. The building was later burned. Company K, of the Eighth Regi ment, Ohio National Guard, arrived here early today and marched ac once to East Youngstown. The report that troops had begun to arrive seemed to the rioters and resulted in many awe leaving the city, according to the po 4 lice. Two companies of United States reg ulars from Columbus are reported to have been ordered to East Youngstown because of the looting and burning of the postoffice. The trouble was the culmination of a strike of laborers which began at the plant of the Republic Iron ft Steel Company a week ago, and spread to the plants of the tube company, the Youngstown Iron ft Steel Company and the Brier Hill Steel Company, all "independent" concerns- The men de manded 26 cents an hour, while the companies offer an increase from 19H cento to 22 cento per hour. Famous Indian Chief 8uicide*« Chicago.—Chief Oghlala Fire, who fought with SitUng Bull in the Custer massacre, died at a hospital here, aged 90 years. Several days ago, apparent ly tired of life, he cut his throat Claim Troop Ship Sunk. London.—A semi-official report from Constantinople, according to an Am sterdam dispatch to Reuters, claims "the capture by the Turks of a great enemy camp and nine guns and the sinking of an enemy vessel with troops near Seddul-Bahr." Kills Her Five Children. Chicago, 111.—Mrs. Christiana Mayes, aged 31, wife of a teamster, killed her self and five children here, ranging in age from two to seven years, by turn ing on the gas. She left an unfinished note, readidng: miserable. money and then-" Mayes had gone out to buy provis ions for the Sunday dinner. He said he gave most of his wages to his wifo and did not abuse her. You made my life You never gave me any BRITISH 6IVE OP ALL OF GALLIPOLI ed ty to to TROOPS ARE WITHDRAWN PROM THE LAST PART OF THE PEN INSULA. ONLY ONE MAN WOUNDED Sines Retirement From Anzac and Sulva Bay No Strategic Advan tage in Occupying the Tip ■' ef Land. London.—The remaining poaitions on Gallipoli peninsula held by the al lies have been abandoned with the wounding of only one man among the British and French, according to a British official statement. The news has been expected for several days, for the retirement' of the troops from Anzac and Sulva Bay sev eral weeks ago left no strategic ad vantage to the retention of the tip of the peninsula. Nevertheless, the news will be re ceived with a pang of regret by the people of the British Isles, as well as the colonies. Renewed activity of various kinds noted by the Turkish official communi cations in the past few days has pre sumably been in the nature of prepa rations for the final act of the Darda nelles tragedy. Turkish official state ment covering that period records in creasing effectiveness of the re-en forced Turkish batteries, which have been drawing in and concentrating on tbe allies' remaining positions. Gen. Sir Charles Monro, according to the official statement, reports that only one British soldier was wounded in the evacuation of the peninsula, that there were no casualties among the French and that all the guns were blown up. "Our casualties amounted to one member of the British rank and file wounded. "There were no casualties among the French. "Gen. Monro states that the accom plishment of this difficult task was due to Gens. Birdwood and Davies and in valuable assistance rendered under the highest difficulties by Admiral Rose buck and the Royal Navy. »» HEAR PERSIA WAS ARMED Washington Officials Are Puzzled Over New Development In Sinking of British Steamer. Washington—The administration Is puzzled as to its course in the Persia because of the fact that the liner armed. This has been learned on case was reliable authority. The State Depart ment has let it be known that the Navy Department has been asked for expert opinion on just what uses the Persia's armament could be put to. In addition to this it was learned that the State Department has ordered Consul General Arnold at Alexandria to obtain sworn statements from the British offi cers of the Persia aa to the vessel's ar marnent President Wilson held a long confer with Secretary of State Lansing the Persia. Afterward it was offi cially stated at the State Department that "the mind of the department is open on all questions involved." * Officials reiterated that this govern ment will mark time until a reply is received from Ambassador Penfleld at Vienna to the query as to the national ity of the submarine that sank the Persia. It is now thought that this re ply will not be received for several days. In that event it is said the pres ident probably will take up the case with his cabinet at the regular meeting on Friday. Expert! of the Navy Department said if the Persia carried a 4.7-inch gun reported that she could have sunk a submarine anywhere within approxi mately 11 miles. They declared that a one-inch gun would be sufficient for sinking a submarine a mile and a half away. These experts also declared that the fact that the gun was mounted aft necessarily would not keep it from be ing used offensively. They said that the liner could be turned quickly enough to Jermit of the gun's use in any direction. » It was stated on authority that the reply of this government to Austria's last note on the Ancona case will be held in abeyance until the case of the Persia is completely cleared up. ence on as even 40,000 8erbs In Greece. London.—Telegrams from Athens say that the number of Servian refu ln Greek territory is now 40,000, gees of whom 6,000 are at Saloniki. Greeks Clash With Bulgare. Paris—Irregular Bulgarian troops have clashed with Greek gendarmes between Popovoselo and Pavlani, ac cording to a Havas dispatch from Sal oniki. The Greek authorities, the dis patch adds, will take measures to pre vent bands of Bulgarian irregulars from crossing tbe Greek f rontier. Vote to Boost Wages. New York.—The United States Steel Corporation has decided to increase the wages of virtually all of its un skilled employes about 10 per cent , English Submarine Sunk. London.—The sinking of a British submarine off the coast of Holland has been officially announced. The crew was saved. The admiralty state ment says that the submarine, the name of which is not given, was sunk off the Island of Texel, the largest and most southwesterly of the Frisian The entire crew, numbering group. 33, was rescued by the Dutch cruiser Noord Brabant, and carried into the Dutch port of Helder. INDEMNITY 1$ OFFERED New Propos« is Rseolved from Germany Lusitania Case May End Con trovsrsy—Tension Lesions. Washington.—Two communications from Germany hare reached the Unit* ed States» one containing a proposal to pay an Indemnity for the Americans lost In the Lusitania disaster, which may bring negotiations on that sub ject to a conclusion, and the other con veying assurances that German sub marine commanders operating in the Mediterranean would not torpedo non combatant ships of any character with out warning them and according safe ty to their passengers and crews. The communications were delivered to Secretary Lansing by Count von Bernstorff, the German ambassador. The secretary immediately sent them to President Wilson. Official Washington now considers that America and Germany at last are near a final agreement regarding the conduct of submarine warfare. Offi cials made no attempt to conceal their gratification at the attitude Germany apparently has assumed. It Is consid ered as virtually in harmony with the American viewpoint. Tension regarding the entire sub marine question seemed to haye les sened considerably. Austria in its re ply to the last Ancona note having assured the United States of its in tentions to operate submarines with due regard for international law and the principles of humanity; Turkey and Bulgaria, it is understood, next will take steps to give such guaran tees. It is stated authoritatively that Germany and Aus tria-Hung gjfc^ will use their influence to acco is end. The Lusitania controversy, except for the wording of the agreement to be entered into, is considered in Teutonic circles here virtually as being ended. ENGLAND FACES CRISIS Passage of Conscription Bill May Cause Breakup ef Government and a General Election. London.—The question on every tongue at the political rendezvous now is whether the recent momentous events in the passage of the conscrip tion bill had brought a general election within sight. An appeal to the coun try and a breakup of both the coalition government and the labor party are contingencies of the near future and while the government has secured what In ordinary circumstances would be regarded as a satisfactory majority —292—for its bill, the defection of a large section of the labor party, with the loss of four members of the gov ernment in a critical condition and many doubts are expressed that It will succeed in weathering the storm. No cabinet council has yet been an nounced agdjfe .majority of the bers of the House of Comblons ar< adverse to a general election, but ai appeal to the country may come about in either of two ways. First, the House of Lords could with out the consent of the government bring the life of Parliament to an end by simply declining to proceed with the Parliament and registration bill which prolongs the life of Parliament eight months. On the other hand, It may still be found that Reginald McKenna, chan cellor of the exchequer, and Walter Runciman, president of the board of trade, are quitting the cabinet, though nothing yet is known of their position. In which case it would not be improb able that the government would seek exit from its difficulties by resign ing and appealing to the country. mem a a in an BRITISH LOSE BATTLESHIP. No Lives Rsported Lost When King Edward VII Strikes a Mine. London.—Another pang to the Brit ish public will be caused by the an nouncement that the battleship King Edward VII has been blown up by a mine. The brief official statement on the incident does not reveal the scene of action and merely says that the dis aster occurred in a heavy sea, despite which the entire crew was saved be fore the ship went down. The King Edward VII represented an Investment of near $8,000,000, and was of the finest of the last class of predreadnaughts, corresponding in gen eral to the American ships of the New Jersey and Nebraska type, and was only slightly older than the Natal, which was sunk by an internal explo sion about a week ago. The sinking of the King Edward VII was announced by the admiralty in the following statement: "H. M. S. King Eîdward VII has struck a mine. Owing to tbe heavy she had to be abandoned and sank The ship's corn taken off without loss of life one sea shortly afterwards. pany was Only two men were injured." , Acres Bombard. Paris.— Allied airmen bombarding in the Gievgeli, Southern Servis, of a reconnaissance, destroy course ed the sheds in the German aviation camp, according to a Havas ditpstcb from Athens. 19 Fight to the Vory End. p ar i s .—"Parliament and the country are of one aecord," said Paul Descha nel, president of the French Chamber of Deputies. "They say to the world: very end.'" a 'To the Fighting in Bible Land. London.—General Townshend, com manding the British forces In Mesopo tamia, reports that the Turks shelled' Kut-El-Marva heavily for about an hour. Chinese Sailors Mutiny, New York.— Eleven Chinese of the crew of the British freight steamer Ve turia, mutinied while the ship was at Hoboken. The chief officer was driv en from the ship, which was recaptur ed by a squad of police. the AGENT'S BODY IS UNKNOWN MEANS IS CORONER'S VERDICT OVER KILMICHAEL MAN'S BODY. ROAD BONDS ARE PROPOSED Lowndes County Wants to Make Is* sue for Building Part of the Jack son Highway—News Over v the State. Kilmichael.—Wad del Nason, station agent at this place, was found dead on the Southern railroad track here. His body was frightfully mangled. Opin ions differ as to-the cause of his death. !A coroner's Jury rendered a verdict that Mr. Nason came to his death by means unknown to them. The general opinion as to how he met his death is divided. Some think It suicide; others that K was murder and the body placed on the tracks to hide the crime, while others believe he accidentally fell across the tracks in front of a moving train. Road Bonds Proposed. Columbus.—Representative citizens from the First district of Lowndes county met in conference with the road commission of the second district, which comprise« the city of Columbus, at the rooms of the chamber of com merce, and presented to the commis sioners the propo&iton that the first district would issue bonds for road improvement, including a section of the Jackson highway to the Alabama line, provided the second would issue bonds to supplement the issue in the ratio of $1 to 92. district Angus Breeders Organise. Agricultural College.—With the or ganization of the Mississippi,Abefdeen Angus Breeders' Association, which will take place on Jan. 20 at Winona. Miss., when the Angus men from all over the state will meet, another step forward In the development of the state's beet cattle industry will be made. Among the prominent Aberdeen-An g us breeders who will meet at Winona to discuss the problems are George Ballentlneof SaMtis, Miss.; R. J. Bur nette, Vicksburg; J. M. Aldrich, Mich igan City; I. W. Carpenter, Agricul tural College; W. H. Hurdle, Holly Springs; Josh Cavette, Macon; Cary Cocke, Columbus; T. N. Askew, Ed wards ; L. D. Pepper, Lexington, and E. R. Lloyd, Agricultural College. a Tupele Compress Burns. Tupelo.—Fire of unknown and mys terious origin consumed the plant of the Citizens' Compress Company here, entailing a loss of $75,000. The loss the plant is estimated at $25,000 and $50,000 loss was sustained on upwards of 800 bales of cotton stored in the plant. The loss is said to be wholly covered by insurance. The blaze was discovered in the southeast corner from the plant—the spot probably farthest removed from the office or machinery, so it is not believed tbe origin was from either of these sources. The fire spread quickly and the entire establishment was a of flames before the fire depart on mass ment arrived. Crippled by lack of fire plugs, the department was practically helpless. A high wind fanned the fire and the loss was complete« The plant was recently moved here from Charleston, Miss., by the newly organized Citizens' Compress Com pany. Matt T. Murphy was a leader in the promotion of the new concern, which was capitalized at $26,000. R. W. Chandler of Okolona, Miss., was the financial head of the company. a of Elk Leader Coming. Biloxi.—Grand Exalted Ruler J. M. Nicholson of the national organization of Elks, with headquarters in Boston, Mass., will visit Biloxi and Gulfport on Jan. 26. will be arranged for the visit of this prominent Elk when he comee to the gulf coast on a visit to the chief lodges of the state, tended to members of other lodges of the state to visit the coast for the oc casion. An elaborate program Invitations will be ex Intended to Kill, la Verdict. Port Gibson.—Will Middleton, negro, after two mistrials, has been found guilty of shooting with intent to kill Grand Gulf last March. Middle near ton became intoxicated, started out to kill his mistress, and when overtaken by officers, be opened fire on them, wounding Charles Wheeless and John Stampey, both white men. Big Plantation Sold. Greenwood.— W. N. Pillow has pur chased Rose Bower, the splendid plan tation fronting the Yazoo river and belonging to Forman Smith and his sis ter, Miss Kate Smith, the considera tion being $60,000. There are 800 acres in cultivation and 490 in Umber. This place is at Roebuck- _ Farmer Shoots Big Eagle. Purvis.—An eagle measuring seven feet from tip to Up of its wings has been shot by Ebb Davis, a farmer liv ing 13 miles west of here. an Oldest Elk in U. S. Columbus.—Harrison Johnston, the oldest Elk in the United States and oldest and wealthiest citizen of Colum bus, has celebrated the 101st anniver sary of his birth. He is a member of Columbus Lodge No. 665, B. P. O- E., and carries a membership card of solid gold. Mr. Johnston was born in Fred erick county, Va., Jan. 7, 1815, but has been living in Columbus more than half a century, and for many years was engaged in the manufacturing busi ness at LEAVES A GLEAN FINANCIAL SLATE GOV. BREWER DELIVER8 Hit PINAL MESSAGE TO STATE LEGISLATURE. v CONNER ELECTED SPEAKER Young Representative From Coving ton County Wins Over Represen tative Johnson from Coahoma« Is a First-Termer. —Jackson. Before an attentive audience of sen ators, representatives and visitors. Gov. Earl Brewer has delivered his message to the Mlssisippi state legis lature. The message in chief was rather brief, but it covered concisely all matters of interest pertaining to the administration. The governor, in calling attention to the financial condition of the state, cites that during his administration the current expenses of the state have been met without floating additional indebtedness. Careful watch on the disbursements have held them within thi> receipts, he says. According to the governor's message one of the most needed institutions in the state at the present Is an ln-, crease to the state charity hospital. He recommends that the present legis lature take this matter up and paas measures suitable to relieve the pres ent crowded conditions. Conner Wins Speakership. Coming In as a dark horse, M. S. Conner, representative from Seminary, Covington county, and the youngest candidate in the field, was elected speaker of the lower house at the or ganisation session held Jan. 4. Con ner showed surprising strength on the first ballot when he received, a plural ity of the votes cast; on the fourth and last ballot he won out over Rep resentative O. G. Johnson, Jr., of Coa homa county, by receiving 97 votes to his opponent's 33. The selction of the house speaker was by far the most interesting fea ture of the opening session, and Con ner's election was the surprise of the session. A first-termer in the legisla* ture, he was practically unknown. Then, too, he was pitted against two of the best known solons in the state The new speaker Is known to have had the support of the governor-elect In his race, and his success is said to have been due to this influence. He is yet in his thirtieth year. After the installation of the speaker, George B. Powers of Jackson was elected clerk of the house over five other candidates. Mr. Powers receiv ed on the last ballot 71 votes against 64 for W. J. Evans of Calhoun county. the runner-up. Little work except that of organiba tion was undertaken by tbe senate and operations in that house were over shadowed by the speakership race In the lower house. The body was called to order by Lleut.-Gov. Bilbo, with 42 senators present. By acclamation Dr. Carroll Kendrick of Alcorn county was chosen president pro tempore. For secretary, John Falkner, Jr., of Ox ford outran G. O. Robinson of Rankin county, 30 to 12. I. L. Tigert, of Tip pah county, won out in five ballots over seven candidates for sergeant-at* Wm. H. Reese of Hinds county arms. and W. H. Benton of Claiborne county, each of whom is a one-armed Confed erate veteran, were selected as the two senate doorkeepers. State Librarian Eleeted. Mrs. William F. Marshall of New Albany, out of a total of nine starters, has been elected state librarian to succeed Miss Mattie Plunkett, who has held the positoin for 16 years. The election was held by a Joint assembly of the two houses. Following hep election, Mrs. Mar shall was escorted to the speaker's stand, where she made a short addreaa. Prison Cotton Sold. The state prison trustees have paid into the treasury the sum of $67,000 as a further payment on the last lot of cotton sold, which was bought by Boyce ft Co. Other payments will be made as the cotton Is shipped at Parchman and weights verified and checked. The trustees also report tbe sale of another lot of cattle which at Parchman, receiving $380 for 30 head of old cattle and the were rate of three cento per pound on the hoof for a smaller lot of steers. Fire at Indianola destroyed the meat market of Freeman ft Grant. The loss building and stock is estimated at on $5,000. Prison Board Organixos. The board of penitentiary trustees i: newly composed, with L. Q. Stone of Lee county as the new member for the northern district, succeeding P. EX Matthews of Lafayette, met in an ganizstion session Jan. 4. Col. W. A. Montgomery announced that due to the development of the mule-raising industry, the buying of mules from the north and west after this season will be a thing of the past. This means a saving of $25,000 to $40, 000 a year for this alone. as or Gov. Brewer has pardoned the fol lowing convicts: Bolivar county, 1912, murder, life; Lad die Middleton. Washington county, 1915, manslaughter, 3 years; Marshall Young, Pike county, 1913, murder, life; Sam Beck, Grenada county, 1910, man slaughter, 20 years. Victor Lawrence, The state revenue department will before the county supervisors gfpMKIHI W— MBPMli of Lauderdale county during the pres ent session and request the withdrawal of the back tax claims against the banks of Meridian. Hopes Women Will i: Adopt This Habit As Well As Men ;; Glas« of hot water each mom* Ing helpe ua look and feel clean, ewest, fresh. Happy, bright, alert—vigorous and ▼luscious—a good clear skin; a nat ural, rosy complexion and freedom from illness are assured only by clean,, healthy blood. If only every woman and likewise every man oould réalisa the wonders of drinking phosphated. hot water each morning, what a grat ifying change would take place. Instead of the thousands of sickly, anaemic-looking men, women and girls with pasty or muddy complex ions; instead of the multitudes of "nerve wrecks," "rundowns," "brain fags" and pessimists we should see a virile, optimistic throng ' of rosy* cheeked people everywhere. An inside bath is had by drinking, each morning before breakfast, a glass of real hot water with a teaspoonful of limestone phosphate in it to wash from the stomach, liver, kidneys and ten yards of bowels the previous day's indigestible waste, sour fermentations and poisons, thus cleansing, sweeten ing and freshening the entire alimen tary canal before putting more food into the stomach. Those subject to sick headache, toil* lousne8s, nasty breath, rheumatism, colds; and particularly those who have a pallid, sallow complexion and who are constipated very often, are urged to obtain a quarter pound of limestone phosphate from any drug gist or at the store which will cost but a trifle but is sufficient to demon strate the quick and remarkable change in both health and appearance awaiting those who practice internal sanitation. We must remember that inside cleanliness is more important then outside, because the skin does not absorb impurities to contaminate the blood, while the pores in the thir ty feet of bowels do.—Adv. Perseverance Rewarded. A prominent writer, who likes a drop or two with his meals, goes oc casionally to a cafe on Broadway for luncheon. ting at the same table whenever pos sible, so that he haa become fairly well acquainted with the waiter in charge of that Able. This particular cafe is one of the few in New York where the waiters are colored men. The other day he slipped into his favorite place and reached for the In an instant the waiter, He makes a point of sit menu. whose name is Gabe, was hovering over him. "I s'pose you wants a little Scotch and worter to start off wid?" said Gabe, remembering mighty well his patron's habit. "No, Gabe.'' said the patron; "no Scotch today. I've finally found the kind of liquor that suits me." "Well, suh," said Gabe in totes of honest admiration, "you suttingly kep* twell you found it, didn't you?"— Saturday Evening Post. on Lord Byron an Idol in Greece. There is at least one Englishman for whom Greek affection has never wavered—Lord Byron. Not only is he commemorated in Greece by stat ues and street names, but his portrait is to be found everywhere, even in the most unlikely places. W. Miller, in his "Greek Life in Town and Coun try," tells how he came upon a por trait of the poet In a provincial res taurant. The moment he took notice of it "the proprietor, a stout, prosaic looking man, whom no one would have suspected of sentiment, stepped to ward the picture, clasped his hands in pathetic gesture, and with a far* away look in his eyes, stood for a time In rapt admiration of the great Phil hellen«." Belgium's Lost Children. There are so many little children alone In this big world! One day a young Belgian official called my atten tion to his white hair. "That turned g in a month," he said, "because I could not find the parents of frightened chil dren, nor the children of agonized parents."—Mabel Hyde Kittredge in the New Republic. PUZZLED Hard, Sometimes, to Rale# Children. Children's taste is ofttimes more accurate, in selecting the right kind of food to fit the body, than that of adults. Nature works more accurately through the children. A Brooklyn lady says : "Our little boy had long been troubled with weak digestion. We could never persuade him to take more than one taste of any kind of cereal food. He was a weak little chap and we were puzzled to know what to feed him on. "One lucky day we tried Grape-Nuts. Well, you never saw a child eat with such a relish, and it did me good to see him. From that day on it seemed as though we could almost see him grow. He would eat Grape-Nuts for breakfast and supper, and I think he would have liked the food for dinner. "The difference in his appearance la something wonderful. "My husband had never fai cereal foods of any kind, but he be came very fond of Grape-Nuts and has been much improved In health using it "We are now a healthy family and naturally believe In Grape-Nuts. "A friend has two children who were formerly afflicted with rickets. I was satisfied that the disease was caused by lack of proper nourishment The children showed it So I urged her to use Grape-Nuts as an experiment and the result was almost magical. "They continued the food and to day both children are as well and strong as any children in this city, and, of course, my friend is a firm be liever in Grape-Nuts, for she ha* the evidence before her eyes every day." Name given by Postum Co., Battis Creek, Mich. trtr read the above letterT A aew at of of inn to ttn*. The] *■« appears trmm ti are geaulae, tme. aad tall «2 haatai Interest.