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JLARGE FORCES ARE WITHDRAWN FROM OTHER FRONTS-—WEST ERN LINES SHORTENED. VERDUN MAY BE ABANDONED A; i Must Crush Roumania and Safeguard Communications Between Teu i tonic Empires Over Railway Connecting With Orient. it r f London. — Three hundred thousand Teutons will be dispatched at once from other theaters of war to the Balkan front. Germany will furnish $00,000, Austria-Hungary 100,000 men. This army, combined with the Ger mans. Bulgars and Turks now fight ing in the near east, is to accomplish the dual aim which the central pow ers and their allies regard as abso lutely vital for the continuance of the «rar —the crushing of Roumania and the expulsion of the allies from Mace donia, so as to safeguard the commu nications between the Teutonic em pires and their eastern allies—the Orient Railway. This, according to a wireless dis patch from Roihe, based on reliable authority, is the decision reached by the general council of the central powers at the kaiser's headquarters In the east. Offensive in the Balkans, defensive everywhere else," is the slogan cre ated by the recent developments in the near east as the result of Rou mania's intervention. Evidences of a u gradual shortening of the German western front are accumulating. In dication that Verdun will be aban doned is contained in late Paris war Whole divisions office statements, have been sent from that front to the Somme, and far behind the Pi cardy lines the Teutons are feverish ly constructing new defense systems. ITALIAN ARMY TO FRANCE 260,000 Italian Troops To Be Sent To Mountainous French Front Near Vosges. Paris.—Before winter sets in it is expected there will be 260,000 Italian troops fighting on the French front.. Already two contingents comprising 25,000 men each have arrived in France and soon are expected to take up their positions in the Vosges. All of the Italians will be sent to that region, the mountainous country com prising the extreme end of the forti fied line in Alsace. DID NOT PLEASE ENTENTE. Dimitracopulos Will Not Form Cabi net for Greece. Athens (Via London).—The entente powers are not satisfied with the pro gram outlined by M. Dimitracopulos, whose acceptance of the premiership was based on full power to control the national policy. M. Dimitracopulos has therefore abandoned his effort to form a cabinet. NOTED LANDING ABANDONED Historic Arkansas City Landing To Be Abandoned By River Packets In the Future. Memphis.—For the first time in nearly half a century the whistle of the river packet will cease to be heard at the landing at Arkansas City after next Monday. Arkansas City at one time was the premier river landing between Mem phis and New Orleans, and the famous boats of the big transportation lines all stopped at the wharf there. The city was doubly important owing to the fact the Memphis-Little Rock boats brought business to Arkansas City and much reshipment was done at Arkansas City. That town has perhaps as much his torical and Interesting atmosphere about it as any place below Memphis and the announcement of Its abandon ment will cause retrospection among rivermen up and down the length of the river. FRISCO REORGANIZATION. I Application To Issue $1,000,000 cf Bonds for Purpose. Topeka, Kan.—An application of the Frisco Railway Company to issue $1, 000,000 of stocks and bonds for carry ing out a reorganization of the com pany's affairs was placed in evidence before the state public utilities com mission. CLOSING IN ON YiLLA AGAIN. 8lckness in Ranks of Mexican Bandit Is Reported. Chihuahua City.—Villa and his men are subsisting on fresh meat, which, together with lack of salt, has caused sickness and otherwise reduced the stamina of his force, according to re ports received here from scouts who have interviewed ranchmen in the bandit's reighberhood. Meantime the Constitutionalists are closing in on Villa from all sides, Geh. Trevino states. Five Die In Explosion. Newark, N. J.—Five men, Including Samuel Botken, president of the In terstate Milk & Cream Co., were kill ed in an explosion of an ammonia tank at the company's plant, which was to open next Monday. Three others were injured. First Snow in Colorado. Denver, Colo—Colorado's first snow of the season came Mondoy at Lead ▼!Ue. The precipitation amounted to nearly «r-e Inch. DEMANDS AMERICAN SAFETY President Wilson Outlines Demand« Before Joint Commission for Protection. New London, Conn.—President Wil son lent his personal touch to aid the efforts of/ the Amerlcan-Mexican joint commission in seeking a perma nent foundation of sympathy and un derstanding upon which may, rest the fixture relations of the United States and Mexico. Putting aside for one hour his own cares and vigilance at the bedside of his dying sister, Mr. Wilson exchang ed calls with Gen. Carranza's repre sentatives. It is the first time that the executive has dealt personally with a representative of the Mexican de facto government and the signifi cance of this fact was not lost upon the Mexican commissioners. < The regeneration of the stricken na tion must come from within, Mr. Wil son said, and in answer for his col leagues and himself, Louis Cabrera, Carranza's minister of finance and chairman of the Mexican delegation, assertedjthat his country is struggling toward the light of free and demo cratic government. Mr. Wilson laid great stress on the point as to the present conference upon which both Secretary Lansing and Secretary Lane centered their re marks at the first meeting of the com mission in New York to find a solu tion for its problems which will in sure the security of Americans, not only along the border, but In any part of Mexico. NO WITHDRAWAL POLICY. Secretary Baker Says Border Situa tion Will Govern Troop Orders. Washington.—To set at rest rumors that various units of the national guard were to be withdrawn from the border ^ Secretary Baker reiterated that there was no fixed policy regard ing maintenance of the state troops there and that the length of their stay depended on the status of the border situation. He said they would be brought home as spon as they could be spared without increasing the dan ger to life and property in the border section. ACCEPT BRIDGE BLAME. Bridge Company Says That It Will Replace Span. Ottawa, Ont. —The St. Lawrence Bridge Company has notified the Ca nadian government that it accepts full responsibility for the fall of the Quebec bridge span, and gave notice that it would undertake to replace the span and complete the bridge as soon as possible. With steel scarce, it is believed it will take two years to construct a new span. It was stated definitely that no at tempt will be made to raise the fallen span, as it will be cheaper to build a new one. CAMPAIGN ON BOLL WEEVIL Agricultural Forces To Hold Meeting! Throughout Mississippi Dur ing Next Week. Memphis.—Quick action to avert financial disaster in Mississippi coun ties ravished by the boll weevil was planned at a conference here of Mem phis and Mississippi bankers, agri culturists, cotton factors and cotton buyers. Sixty meetings will be held next week in 12 counties in North Missis sippi to tell the farmers what to do and to do it now. The meetings will be conducted by Memphis and Mississippi agricultural forces, bankers and merchants. British Order Hampers Exporte. London.—The plan of rationing the neutral countries of Norway, Sweden. Denmark and Holland, under which no further licenses will be granted for .-the present to British exporters, has been extended to apply to the United States by the expedients of refusing to allow the »Netherlands Oversea Trust to accept further American con signments and by declining to grant letters of assurance for American ship ments for these countries. In consequence American shipments for Holland will be stopped absolute ly, while the regular transportation companies trading between the Unit ed States and Scandinavia will not take cargoes without assurances of their Innocent destination by the an thorities. Mitchell's Charges Fail. New York.—The charges made by Mayor John P. Mitchell against a number of Catholic priests, together with their counter-accusations against Folice Commissioner Arthur Woods, arising out of disclosures last sum mer of telephone wire tapping by the police, were dismissed by Supreme Court Justice Greenbaum. Refused Coal By British. Newport News, Ya.—The Norwe gian steamer Bjornstern Bjornson, held up in Bermuda 19 days because she had been "blacklisted" by the British government, arrived here af ter having been coaled by a tug sent out from Norfolk for that purpose. Yukon Territory Remains Wet Dawson, Yukon.—Official figure* from the Yukon territory on the first vote on prohibition gave the "wets" a majority of three. The contest was to abolish the licensed hotel. Indictments Stand. Duluth, Minn.—Judge Fesler In dis trict court here rejected the motion to quash the Indictments against the nine Industrial Workers of the World held for the murder of Deputy Sheriff James W. Myron of Biwabik. Hill Estate $40,000,000. St. Paul, Minn.—A preliminary in ventory of the estate of the late Jas. J. Hill, obtained by the probate court here, shows that his total holding« ap proximated $40,000.00p. III TO AID MANY CRAFTS VOTE TO GO OUT IN SYMPATHY WITH NEW. . YORK CARMEN. MORGAN INTERESTS HIT HARD Violence Breaking Out Since Hope of , Strike Settlement Is Abandoned. Embarraeeing Morgan Inter People Injured. esti New York.—Eighty thousand work ers in crafts closely affiliated with the operation of New York's traction lines are expected to go on strike Monday, it was announced at the close of the meeting of a Central Federated Union. Representatives of 400,000 unionized employes were at the meet ing, it was said, and passed a resolu tion calling on each trade to ascertain the sentiment of members regarding a general strike in sympathy with the car men here, who quit their places September 6. A referendum has been in progress among many of the crafts for several days, and if the sympathetic strike is authorized, union leaders predict, it will be the most effective blow that could be dealt in the carmen's strike in progress since Sept. 6 on the ele vated, subway and surface transporta tion lines. The trades in which the referendum has been in progress, it is said, in clude longshoremen, teamsters, power house employes, stationary engineers and firemen and machinists. Figures are available only from the machin ists, and it is said their vote shows about 70 per cent in favor of a sympa thetic strike. Union leaders attach much impor tance to the action of the machinists, most of whom are employed in plants manufacturing munitions of war for the entente allies, and say a strike in that trade would be a direct blow at the Morgan interests. r NO HOPE OF SETTLING STRIKE Operation of Motor Busses Planned In New York—Surface Traffic Virtually Stops. New York.—The failure of Mayor Mitchell and the public service com mission to induce the street railway officials to arbitrate differences with their employes leaves this city still in the grip of the transit strike. Sus pension of traffic on all surface car lines in Manhattan and tpe Bronx at night and infrequent cars during the day has packed subway and elevated lines. j Mayor Mitchell said that something would have to be done immediately, and that he hoped to devise some means by which all cars could run again. The mayor** plan to have the board grant a franchise to the New York Motor Bus Company, permitting omnibus traffic throughout the city, did not give much hope, as it take3 30 days for the franchise to be grant ed and to put busses in operation. Wm. B. Fitzgerald, organizer of the carmen's union, accuses the transit company of fearing defeat by its re fusal to arbitrate the strike. He de clared arbitration would be the surest way to prevent both misun derstanding and public deception." TAMES HEADS REVOLT. He la Leading Independent Faetlon Against Chihuahua. EH Paso, Texas.—Colonel Mariano Tames, who with several members of the Carranza garrison in Juarez, re volted some weeks ago and is at Al dama, about 35 miles northeast of Chihuahua City, with about 300 fol lowers, according to private dis patches received here. Tames, it is said, is operating Independently of other Mexican factions. Another bend of about 300 outlaws recently reported in the vicinity of OJlnaga is said to be making its way in the direction of Chihuahua City, but it is declared no fears of an attack upon the town is entertained. Camp at Eagle Pass. San Antonio, Texas.—The two Ten nessee regiments ordered to the bor der will be placed at Eagle Pass in stead of Fort Clark, as was first an nounced by Gen. Funston. They will occupy the camps vacated by the two Kansas regiments that were recently transferred to San Antonio and will take the places of the latter Organ izations in the divisional oragnization at Eagle Pass. Mrs. Howe Reported Dying. New London, Conn.—The condition of Mrs. Anne E. Howe, President Wil son's sister, who is dying here, grew steadily worse. Dr. H. M. Lee, her physician, was in constant attendance at the bedside and did not issue his usual evening bulletin concerning her condition. -» Unions Reject Compromise. London.—Another effort is being, made to avert the threatened strike of railroad employes who are demand ing a 10 shilling increase in wages, which the managers refuse to grant. Frisco Hauling Coal. Memphis.—In anticipation of threat ened strike of Alabama coal miners, the Frisco railroad is hauling thous and $ of tons of coal for its own con sumption from Alabama mines to its storage yards in Springfield. Washington.—Richard Hopkins of New York, owning a plantation near Savannah, complained to the interstate commerce commission that a 20-cent rate per crate of 54 pounds for ship ping onions from Savannah to New York is unjust 1 g MOUNTED POLICE ON BORDER Commission Considers Plan For a Mounted Border Patrol—Danger In Dual Authority. ■ New. London— A/ suggestion that the ' Mexicah government create a constab ulary for border duty similar to the rurales of the Diaz regime was made during & brief session of the Ameri can joint commission, concluding the second week of its deliberations. Ap parently the plan for a joint police forte previously discussed was aban doned as impracticable after the com missioners had conferred with Maj. Gen. Bliss, assistant chief of staff of the United States army. Gen. Bliss, it was learned, made a dispassionate statement of the situa tion he believed would follow Gen. Pershing's withdrawal from Mexico before a properly constituted constab ulary is created to relieve hl» troops. It is understood he pointed out the difficulty of creating a border < police under dual authority. ■, r The withdrawal of Pershing's troops and their relief was discussed. No def inite assurances were given by the Mexicans that the places of the Amer icans would be taken by Mexican troops, but it is known that they re gard it as beyond question that a suf ficient number of Mexican police would be placed in the district now covered by the mericans. The police could check up the com ings and goings of every man in a sus pected community. Moving swiftly and unhampered by Fomen camp fol lowers, who form the commissary of a Mexican military force, the rurales, it la believed, could do much toward putting a permanent check on bri gandage. SOUTH'AFTER ARMOR PLANT Naval Appropriation Bill Allows $11 r 000,000 To Build Mammoth Plant Washington.—Sites in 110 cities, in cluding 34 in the south, have been of fered to the government for the $11, 000,000 armor plant authorized in the naval appropriation bill. Secretary Daniels is hearing arguments from representatives of the different sites and will make selection Boon. More than 300 men compose the delegations which attended the hearings. Southern cities in the field for the armor plant include the following: Alabama—Tuscaloosa, Mobile, Bir mingham, Gadsden. Georgia—Savannah. Kentucky—Fort Thomas, Mt. Ver non, Wickliffe, Dover, Louisville, An napolis, Barclacy. North Carolina—Fayetteville. Oklahoma—Tulaa. • Tennessee—Elizabethtown, Bristol. Texas—Beaumont, Orange, Port Ar thur, Atlanta. Virginia—Richmond, Newport News Tye River, Portsmouth, Buena Vista, Bristol, Basic, West Point, Norfolk, Petersburg, Hopewe^, Alex andria. DORSEY SWEEPS GEORGIA. Wins Over Three For Governor—All Congressmen Returned. Atlanta, Ga.—Incomplete returns from 131 counties out of 152 indicate that Hugh M. Dorsey of Atlanta has carried enough counties in the state wide primary to gain him 186 votes in the state convention. Later returns are expected to insure him the neces sary 192 votes for nomination on the first ballot Gov. Nat E. Harris ran second and had 86 convention votes. Dr. L. G. Hardman and Joseph E. Pottle showed little strength. The spirited contest for comptroller gen eral was in doubt PROHIBITIONISTS TOUR Special Train For Hanley and Landrlth Leaves For the Coast. The Prohibition party's special train, with Governor J. Frank Hanley of Indiana, candidate for Pres ident, and Ira Landrlth, candidate for Vice President, and other party lead ers on a two months' coast-to-coast speaking campaign of the country, left Chicago Friday. The special train will travel 9,000 miles and make nearly 1,000 stops be fore the trip ends at Indianapolis No vember 6. One month will be spent in a trip to the Pacific coast and another month in a tour through the Eastern States. Chicago. Will Regulate Rates. Washington.—The interstate com merce commission directed the Ar kansas Harbor Terminal Railway Co. and others to show cause by Oct. 7 why a specific order should not be issued regulating rates on various commodities between Shreveport and Texas railroad stations. The commission's action was based cn a petition filed by the Louisiana railroad commission, asking for an or der establishing just and reasonable rates. Would Save American's Life. Mexico City.—The American State Department has asked that the death sentence imposed some time ago upon Harold E. Elton be commuted to 20 years' imprisonment. Elton is an American mining engineer, and .was tried in Oxaca on a charge of aiding the readlionaries. A month ago, at the request of the United States, Gen Carranza postponed the execution. Argentine Treaty Sanctioned. Buenos Aires—The senate has given its sanction to an arbitration treaty between Argentina and Spain. Elephant Hanged. Erwin, Tenn.—"Mary," the big ele phant which killed her trainer at Kingsport*, Tenn., after a circus per formance, was hanged here in the presence of more than 1,500 people. A railroad derrick car was used in the execution. Straus Writes New Opera. Berlin (Via Sayville). — Richard Straus, the composer, has completed the score of his new opera, entitled The Woman Without a Shadow. ■ BEATING WEEVIL a • M ' ^ P FARMERS' INSTITUTE AND RALLY AT DELTA EXPERIMENT FARM * WELL ATTENDED. VIEWS SOIL BACTERIOLOGY Soil Experts Lecture n Soil Bacteri ology and Clover inoculation. Largeet Attendance In History of Institute. « Leland, Miss.—The farmers' insti tute and rally at the delta experiment farm at Stoneville was featured by addresses by Prof. J. W- Pox of Stark ville, on "Cotton Growing Under Boll Weevil Conditions," and an address oh the sajne subject by Prof., T. C. Barber of Tallulah, La. The old-time cartoon picturing the farmer with long, thin whiskers and "one gallus," holding pitchfork in hand, would be woefully out of place at this institute, as the attendants compare most favorably with a. con vention of any professional class, are wide-awake and fully posted on the live topics of the day. The large crowd listened attentively to the dis cussion on growing cotton under boll weevil conditions by the experts, and at the conclusion of each address they began to rapidly fire questions at the speakers, until a fuller discussion of theory was necessary. Prof. Barber, one of the government experts of the Mississippi Valley, who has been studying conditions in Lou isiana, discussed the spacing of cotton rows and stated that the experiment of growing cotton in Louisiana under boll weevil conditions, where a space of various widths had been allowed between the rows, has proven that the nfost beneficial results were obtained with 18-inch spaces. Regardless of theory, it is the senti ment among the greatest number of delta farmers in this section that the only way to grow cotton under boll weevil conditions is to prepare the land early and plant an early matur ing variety, as proven here by the above tests, where rapid and thorough cultivators are factors when possible to carry out. Survey New Railroad. Gulfport, Miss.. — Chief Engineer Gardner of the Gulf & Ship Island road, with the entire surveying party, are busy laying out the route from Ten Mile to some point in the timber holdings of the Edward Hines Lum ber Company. This strip of railroad being built by the Gulf ft Ship Island is to enable the road to haul logs to the mill which the Hines interests propose to erect at Gulfport Besides connecting with the main body of the Hines timber it will also reach the Hines-Dantzler plant on Jordan river. The building of this road is one of the conditions on which the Hines mill was brought to Gulf port. » f Protect Waterworks. Nat ches, Miss.—The mayor and board of aldermen and waterworks commissioners of Natchez are consid ering the feasibility of building a breakwater in the Mississippi river as a means of protecting the waterworks plant which is situated on -its bank. Recent caving near the plant has caused much apprehension. An inspec t'on was made by engineers who re ported that the erosion is caused by springs running from the high bluff on which the greater part of the city is situated. Dipping Vats Dynamited. Baldwyn, Miss.—The dipping vat near Nat Gholson's has again been dynamited. This is the second time this vat has been destroyed in that section within the last few weeks. Since the two vats were blown up several weeks ago and the vat near Robert Corbett's blown up nearly two weeks ago, marauders have Increased in boldness, operating in almost plain daylight, seemingly taking no precau tions whatever. Cereal Crops Small. Jackson, Miss.—From many parts of the South Mississippi territory that was swept by the July storm come cries of distress and evidences of eco nomic privation. According to letters Which have reached district farm demonstration headquarters here, the farmers have in many instances lost their corn entirely, and being too late to replant with any hope of a crop re turned, must depend on other feed crops. v. Lauderdale Junes Drawn. Meridian, Miss.—The juries for the six weeks' term of the Lauderdäle county civil court, which convenes Monday, Sept. 18, have been drawn. This term of court promises to be one of the most important in years as many big damage suits are to be tried. Bale Nets $202.25. Drew, Miss—The highest price paid for a single bale of cotton here this season was paid by Sabin Cotton Com pany to A. E>. McFarlane, a planter of this place, one bale netting $202.55. Log Natcnez Trace. Natchez, Miss.—A log of the route ef the Natchez Trace Highway from Natchez through Hinds County will be made from Natchez within the next two weeks and accurate information secured as to the condition. A map of the trace has already been made by M. D. Smith, engineer of the trace as sociation at Kosciusko. The work of logging thjB route from-the point left off by Natchez will be taken up by Kosciusko and other towns interested further up in the state, it is under stood COLUMBUS TO HAVE GUESTS U, C. Veterans and 8. of U. To Be En tertained—Baptist Conven* tion Follows. " ' ^ Columbia* Mi'ss.—Columbus Is pro paring- to entprtäip two state conven tions in November. First the Missis sippi division, United Confederate Vet erans, and, the Sons o£ Confederate Veteran» will hold 'their annual re union here 'Nov. 1, 2 and 3. On the 9th day of November, soon after the veterans have adjourned, the big State Baptist Convention will assemble for a three-day session The Mississippi veterans held their reunion at Biloxi last year, and upon the urgent invitation of Gen. E. T. Sykes of this city Columbus was se lected as the place for holding the 1916 reunion. Elaborate plans are be ing made for the entertainment of the veterans and the Sons of Veterans, an auxiliary organization, which holds its annual meeting synchronously with that of the veterans. The local camp will work in conjunction with the chamber of commerce, the local camp of veterans and the United Daughters of the Confederacy in planning foi* the entertainment of the distinguished vis itors. The State Baptist Convention, the largest religious organization in the state, will convene here fa annual ses sion on Wednesday, Nov. 8, and con tinue through three days. The con vention will be presided over by Its president, Hon. J. L. Johnson, head of the Missi»sippl Woman's College at Hattiesburg. Looal committees have been appoint ed to make the necessary arrange ments for the entertainment of the 800 or 1,000 delegates expected to at tend the convention. Every provision will be made for the convenience and pleasure of the visiting delegates, and Columbus will sustain her reputation for hospitality and cordial welcome. Nothing will be left undone to make both of the big meetings the most suc cessful and the most delightful in the history of the respective organizations. Columbus extends a cordial and warm welcome to the members of both. * by C. in of Gives Up After 26 Years. Pittsboro, Miss.—Bob Linder !has surrendered himself to Sheriff J. W. Wright of Calhoun county, on a chafge of murder. Linder killed Billy Stew art in Calhoun county 26 years ago, and has been at large ever since. Lin der went to Stewart's home to ask the hand of Stewart's daughter in mar riage and a dispute arose; thereupon Linder cut Stewart with a knife, kill ing him. Afterward the girl went to Linder in Texas and they were married. She has since died. There are no living witnesses to the tragedy and Linder will doubtless not be punished. Yazoo Gets New Plant. Yazoo City, Miss.—Yazoo City is to hare another big plant, the Southern Light and Fixture Company. Mr. L. I. Braddock of Greenwood will be in charge of the factory and a number of men will be employed to turn out the recently invented small town street acetylene light. It is expected that this concern will eventually grow Into a big industry and will be a great help to Yazoo City. Mr. C. A. Furguson of this city is the inventor of this light Bonds For Good Roads. Brookhaven, Miss.—An order giving notice of the intention of the board of supervisors to issue bonds and con struct good roads in Districts Nos. 2 and 4 of this county has passed. More than a sufficient number of the qual ified voters of these districts having petitioned few the improvement. It is the intention of the board to sell the bonds at the next meeting to be held in October and push the work as soon as funds are available. Shrlners' Ceremonial. Meridian, Miss.—Th® ceremonial oi Hamasa Temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, held in Meridian was largely attended by Shrlners from throughout this state, Louisiana, Alabama and Tennessee. The feature of the cere monial was the street parade. The novices, those unfortunates who were destined to tread the hot, sands on an exceptionally hot day, were exhibited in a merciless way. Widow Awarded Damages. Brookhaven, Miss.—A verdict for $20,000 damages was brought in by the jury in circuit court against the Cen tral Lumber Company of Bogue Chitto in favor of Mrs. Sallie Morgan, who sued to recover for the death of Mrs. Morgan's husband several months ago at the company's plant. Harvest Day Parade. Brookhaven, Miss.—A meeting of the board of directors of the Brook haven board of trade decided to hold a harvest day parade hnd celebration during the latter part of October. Case of Paralysis. Meridian, Miss.—What has been diagnosed as a full-fledged case of in fantile paralysis by six physicians has been accidentally discovered in Meri dian. Rice In Adams County. Natchez, Miss.—Rice farmers in the territory are now rushing the harvest ing of one of the best crops in years. The splendid yield and satisfactory prices will make the season a most profitable one. Approves Road Bonds. Greenwood, Miss.—Leflore county is now free to issue the bonds for $600,000 for the improvement of the roads in the county without fear of objection. Judge Edward Mayes, of Jackson, has rendered an opinion to ths effect that the act of the repent legislature under which this county is authorized to issue $600,000 in bonds for the improvement of her roads, is constitutional and subject to no objection. THE UNIVERSITY f SYSTEMATIC INSTRUCTION WILL. BE GIVEN STUDENTS ON WIRE LESS TELEGRAPHY. W V - MODERN SYSTEM IN EFFECT Miseieslppi'e Great University Strictly» Modern In AM Courses—Students Thoroughly Qualified When They Get Sheepskins ' —Jackson The University of Mississippi at Ox ford possesses one of the few "wire less" rëceiving stations in the state, and perhaps the only station in the state at which systematic isstruction is given in the principles and practice ot wireless telegraphy, tages of such Instructions are many. In the- first place, wireless telegraphy as a means of commercial communica tion ie being greatly extended on land and sea, and is offering increasing op portunities for skilled operators at good salaries. The demonstration of successful communication by wireless under conditions such that all other means of communication fail is suf ficient guarantee that wireless meth ods have come to stay. Wireless meth ods embody many of the laws and the ories of physical science and almost all of the principles of electricity, and for this reason its study offers to the student many avenues for advance ment in applied electricity other than. that of a professional operator. The university feels that it is work ing in keeping with the spirit of prog ress and utility in offering its students the opportunity to become familiar with this scientific achievement which is destined to play such an important role in our civilization. The advan Normal Term Begins. With every train bringing addition al ones to Hattiesburg, the Mississippi State Normal College opened its fifth session with a record-breaking attend ance. The opening exercises were informal. At 10:30 President Joe Cook appear ed on the rostrum and welcomed the old and the new students and the new members of the faculty. Short ad dresses were made by Profs. H. L. MçClesky, S. C. Hall, Miss Elizabeth Ellis and Miss Katê Smith, new mem bers of the faculty. A number of Hattiesburg ministers were present, who extended invitations to the stu dent body to worship at their respect ive churches during the year. f Will Inspect Highway. An inspection of the proposed high way from Natchez to Winnsboro will be made soon by an engineer of the Louisiana state highway department. He will be accompanied by a delega tion from Natchez and others inter ested will join In automobiles at vari ous points along the way. After the route has been fully gone over a good roads conference will be held at Wish er, La., to discuss plans for making a survey. ' Has Heard of "Ole Mise." First Lieut. H. M. Binnier, of the Philippine Scouts, United States Army, now stationed at Manila, Philippine Islands, evidently intends to locate In Mississippi, for he has written a letter to Commissioner of Agriculture H. B. Blakeslee, requesting that he furnish certain information concerning stock raising hi Perry and George counties. Wants Trip To Border. Officers and men of the First Mis sissippi regiment at Camp Swep Tay lor, who are anxious to see camp life in Texas before being mustered out of the Federal service, see in the orders for the Tennessee state militia to go to the border, a hopeful sign that sim ilar orders pertaining to their regi ment will be received here soon. No orders of any kind regarding tho disposition of the regiment have come, but the 1,300 soldiers at Camp Swep Taylor want to go to Texas for a few weeks. It is generally believed at the camp that their hopes will he fulfilled within a very short time. Governor Return«. The Mississippi executive mansion is again occupied by Gov. Bilbo and family, who have closed up the sum mer mansion at Biloxi and will hence forth be in the official residence. The executive family left Biloxi in their auto, stopping en route to visit friends and relatives in Poplarville, and tak ing the return journey by easy stages with good traveling weather to help In making the trip pleasant. To Pass On Pensions. State Auditor R. E. Wilson, under the act of the legislature, is author ized to appoint three ex-Confederate soldiers from different parts of the state to assist in tabulating, correct ing and classifying the pension appli cations. Auditor Wilson has appointed for the northern district Robt. Gambrell of Lee county, for the middle district R. W. Stewart of Meridian county, and for the southern district Z. T. Cham pion of Harrison county. New Hospital Is Assured. The election to determine whethei or not the board of supervisors oi Jones county woulld issue $20,90 worth of bonds for the purpose of aid ing in buiding the proposed South Mississippi Hospital, to be located at Laurel, resulted in an overwhelming vote In favor of the issue. The city of Laurel has already issued bonds to the sum of $30,000 for the same pur pose and the legislature of Mississippi has signified its intention of making an annual appropriation for the main tenance o! the hospital.