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THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH.
P. W. Maer, Lessee aad Ma eager. Entered at the po"-tofaee in Columbus, Miss. fsecond eliiss mail matter, - The April term of the Mississ ippi Supreme Court will adjurn sine die next Monday. The dock et has been practically cleared, only four or five cases remaining to be disposed of. Miss Lena PJesfosky, a Jewess, was married to A. S. Smith, a Gentile, in Memphis last Satur day, the ceremony hayics? been performed by a ncgro preacher. Qrite-a mixed up matrimonial affair to say the least of it. Hod. Charles Scott, a prom inent planter of the Delta, will sail this week for Europe, where he goes for the purpose of secur ing white laborers to take the places of the negroes who have been working on Ms plantations for many years past. Mr. Scott is not only a prominent lawyer but an extensive planter as well, and is said to control more separate cotton plantations than any one man in the State. He has reached the conclusion that the day when farming can be successfully carried on with ne gro labor is a thing of the past, and it is his purpose to import a number of Italians to work the plantations which he controls. If we can ever get a colony of Italians successfully established here others of their countrymen will follow, and perhaps in this way the abor problem which has ' grown to be such a serious one for the South, can be settled. Resolutions of Respect. The committee appointed by Queen City Camp No. '2?, W. O. W., to pay tribute the memory of their late Sovereign, A. R. Neyman, have drafted the follow ing resolutions: God, in His infinite wisdom, has seen fit to send the Angel of Death-to our forest to cut down a tree and to remove from our midst an esteemed Sovereign; one who, though taken in early life, displayed many traits of character which distinguish the noble, true and loyal Woodman, the good husband and father and the upright citizen, 'Sovereign Albert Roger Neyman. We, the sovereigns of Queen City Cam p, No. 23, W. O. W. , feel deeply the wound thus inflicted, but humbly do we bow to the Lord, who hath given and who hath taken away, therefore be it, Resolved, That in the death of Sovereign Neyman this Camp has lost a worthy member. Second. That this Camp ex tends our sincere sympathy to the bereaved wife and her family. Resolved, further, that a page in the minutes of this Camp be set aside and dedicated to the memory of our deceased Sover eign, and a copy be transmitted to the family. S. Schwab, Hexky. Beard, John R. Nickles. Com mittee. Notice. ivirs. C5. jts. Williamson wil open a kindergarten in Columbus on September 1st She received her training in Mobile . and has for years taught this work suc cessfully. Without additional charge .'physical culture lessons will be given daily. Mrs. Wil liamson studied physical culture at Harvard University .and for merly taught W at the I.:I. and C. For terms in d particulars call or address' V? - ; . , Mrs. S. B. WiiiiAMsoN, , - 52S N. Seventh street. Baseball Players and Footr Racers! Louis J. Krug-er. ex-el mpion long distaace foot racer of Germany "and Holland,' writes, Oct. S"tj 1901: "Dur) ing my "training xf icht i weeks foot races at i?Alt Lake City, In April last, I used Ballard's Snow 'Liniment to my greatest satisfaction i Therefore, I highly recorcmeEd SnowLiaWntto all who are troubled vlth 5 strains, bruises or rheumatism.' '2 c: 50c?i.oo bottle. Sold at Johnston A Caine. FLOOD PREDICTIONS. About the Mast Remarksbla Were the Warnings of 12C3. One of the most remarkable Ci??es of flood prediction cn record was the warning of the disastrous floods of 1903. - 'Twenty-eight days in ad vance of its coming the forecaster at Washington an iiouiieed thejxact time when the crest of a flood would reach New Orleans and said that the height of the flood. would be twenty one feet. Punctually to the hour the flood came, and its crest was twenty feet and even inches, only five inches less than the lieight pre dicted. The immen ocean of water had started 1,000 miles away. It had dropped from the skies over a territory six times larger than the state of New York (over 300,000 square miles). But the weather man knew its rate of inarch as surely as the engineer, with his eye on the in dicator, knows the speed of his loco motive. The people at Memphis were warned that the waters would rise to forty feet and overtop their levees, and they were given seven days' notice. The people of Cairo were told to prepare for a height of fifty feet. But as they Vere nearer the starting point of the flood they received only four days' notice. Such seasonable warning gave time to the people to prepare for defense. Thou sands of men were set to work to raise and strengthen the levees and embankments, to clear the wharfs and river banks, to remove women and children, to drive the cattle to places of safety. When the flood ar rived the people were ready for it. Comparatively few lives were lost, and the damage to property, while terrible, was millions - and millions of dollars less than it would have been if the people had had no sen tinel to crv out the march of the waters. The devotion of the dike watchers of Holland has been the theme of children's stories for generations, but the sleepless watch of the hun dreds of weather bureau observers when a flood threatens the land passes unnoticed and unpraised. The scientific precision of American sci ence has made the work appear so simple that it has been robbed of its romance. Centurv. Eloquence Interrupted. During a political campaign a well known lavvver in a western state was addressing an audience com posed principally of farmers. Like a wise speaker and a shrewd candi date -he tried to suit his speech to the occasion. In a tone which he evidently con sidered both cordial and honest and with a winning smile he began: "My friends, my sympathies have always been "with the tillers of the soil. My father was a practical farmer, and so was my grandfather before him. 1 mvself was born on a farm and was, so to speak, reared between two stalks of corn." Here his eloquence was rudely in terrupted by the trumpet tones of a farmer in the rear of the hall. "J imminy crickets," he shouted, "if you ain't a pumpkin!" The house "came down," and the candidate, for the moment at least,' was sadly embarrassed. No Need For Hi Gun. - A certain Massachusetts doctor who lived among the Berkshire hills was very fond of hunting, and at the same time he was Very slow in answering the calls of his patients. One morning he was aroused by a servant of one of his patients who lived at a distance, and told to go and see him right away. The doc tor began to prepare, but was, usual, verv slow. After he went flit to the buesrv he turned to go Jack infrt flip hnncf Tie thouclt he would be able to do some Anting on the wav after he ht sen the case. Reaching the he turned and asked tW ervous servant: xv you think I had better take my gun along?" Gun ? No ! Tlie man will be dead enough at this rate be fore you get there - I Fooled th Cnsor. ijuroig xne ooutn Atncaxi war the censorship of soldiers' letters home was very strict. One soldier, who always sent an account of the doings of the regiment, which account was always blotted out by the censor, laid a plan for revenge. At the foot of his next letter he wrote, "Look un der the stamp." The censor did so, after srendiog considerable time in steaming the stamp from the en velope. And he found these words:! "Was it hard to get ofi?' . . A : Bar .to Bigamy. - ' " "Bbys said 'a teacher m.a Sua- 3ay ' school, "can any of you juote a verse, from Scripture to p'rove.that it is wrong for a man to have two wives?': lie' paused; "and after a moment or -two a ''bright bov raised his hand. "WeH. Thomas' said the eachfer encourafrinrlv. Thomas Stood "'Tm' and said . "Kn rrnn rnn erve two masters." The-cuesticn qed there. . -- ' THE COLD OF 1816. Queer Weather That. Came "the Year Without a Summer.' The vear 1816 has been called 'The 'the year without a summer. Boston Congregationaiist ot some years ago gave the following account of it : January and February yere mild, i March was cold, April bt!gan warm, but ended in snow and ice. Ice form ed an inch thick in May, and fields were planted over and over again till it was too late to replant. Jun$ was the coldest ever known in this latitude. Frost and ice were com mon. Almost every green thing was killed. Fruit nearly all was de stroyed. Snow fell to the depth of ten inches in Vermont, seven in Maine, three in the interior of New York and also in Massachusetts. There were a few" warm days. It was called a dry season. But little rain fell. The wind blew steadily from the north, cold and fierce. Mothers knit extra socks and mit tens for their children in the spring, and wood piles, that usually disap peared during the warm spell in front of the houses, were speedily built up again. Planting and shiver ing were done together, and the farmers who worked out their taxe3 on the county roads wore overcoats and mittens. On the lTth of June a heavy snow fell in Xew England: The cold was intense. A farmer who had a large field of corn in Tewksbury built fires around it at night to ward off the frost. Many an evening he and hi3 neighbors took turns watching them. He was rewarded with the only crop of corn in the neighborhood. --. Considerable damage was done in New Orleans in consequence" of the rapid rise of the Mississippi river. Fears were entertained that the sun , was cooling off, and throughout New I England all picnics were strictly prohibited. July was accompanied with frost and ice. Indian corn wa3 nearly all destroyed. Some favora bly situated fields escaped. August was more cheerless if possible than the summer months which preceded, it. Ice was formed half an inch in thickness. Indian corn was so frozen that the greater part was cut down and dried for fodder. Almost ever' green thing was destroyed in this country and in Europe. On the 30th snow fell at Barnet, forty miles from London. Very little corn rip ened in New England and the mid dle states. Farmers supplied them selves from corn produced in 181;5 for seed in the spring of 1817. Jt sold at from $4 to $5 per bushel. September furnished about ' two weeks of the pleasantest weather of the season, but in the latter part of the month ice formed an inch. thick October had morejthan. its share of cold weather. November was cold and snowy. December was comfort able, and the winter following was mild. 'Very little vegetation was matured in the eastern and middle states. The sun's rays seemed to be destitute of heat during the sum- mer. All nature was clad in a sable hue, and men exhibited no little anxiety concerning the future of life. ' Judge and Jury. In 1S83 a man was charged in Victoria with having killed another man with a sandbag, and in the face of the judge's summing up the jury brought in - a verdict of not guilty. This annoyed the chief justice, Sir Matthew Begbie, who at once said: . "(gentlemen of the jury, mind, that is vour verdict, not mine. On jour conscience will rest the stigma of returning such a disgraceful ver dict. Many repetitions of such con duct as yours will make trial by jury a horrible farce and the city of Vic toria a nest of immorality and crime. Go. I have nothing more to say to vou. And then, turning to the prisoner, the chief justice added: "You are discharged. Go and sandbag some of those jurymen. They deserve it !" Th Young Doctor. "The young doctor has a hard row to hoe," remarked a physician at a recent dinner. "If he does not own a horse and carriage the people say he cannot have a large practice. If he does own a horse which happens to be fat the people insist that he cannot have much work to do. If, on the other hand, the horse ,hap pens to be bony they circulate the news that the doctor keeps his horse only for show and is so hard up that he can't afford to feed the animal properly. Kansas City Independ ent. ;;-...--' - Hard Task of the Hero. v JE verv man thinks his own is the really hardest job. -? The really hard est job, however, i3 that of the hero in a modern novel. These are the performances of one hero in a mod ern novel: His countenance fell. His voice broke His heart sank. His hair rose. His eves blazed.- His words burnecL His blood froze. Now,, how would you:. like to le that hero? Modern Societv. . x --' - ' ". s I I I fWl I 7 ! A ( mu ": " WHISK? if.. . Wand or whiskey we introduce ouf;. CALHOUN P. O. Box How to Prepare Tea. In the best restaurants of the Chinese quarter in San Francisco tea is never made in a teapot, but each cup is brewed separately. The cup itself is different. It is a small bowl covered with a strainer and a lid. A tiny bundle of long tea leaves is , placed in the strainer and the boiling water is poured over it. This first infusion is invariably thrown awav as being unfit to drink. This procedure has caused the leaves to swell, and when next the boiling water is poured on it filters through slowly and is allowed to steep for a few moments. When the strainer is removed the golden liquid that re mains in the bowl ready for drink ing, without milk or sugar, is as dif ferent from the tea ordinarily served in an English drawing room as champagne is from ginger pop. "Californian" in London Chronicle. Old English Inns. There is a discussion in the Eng lish papers as to which is the oldest inn in England. A writer m the Estates Magazine thinks the Ostrich, at Colnbrook, Middlesex, is one of the oldest. There is every reason to believe it has been in existence 700 years and even then took the place of an earlier inn, burned down by Henry I. in consequence of the mis deeds of the tenant. The story of the Seven Stars, in Manchester, can be traced clearly back to 135G. Its existence as a licensed house dates down to that year. Among the relics of the Seven Stars is an old clock which has stood at the top of the staircase for mare than 200 vears. - Rossetti and Whistler. Once Rossetti asked "Whistler how he liked a sketch he had made for a picture. "It has good points," was the answer. "Go ahead with it." A few weeks later he was asked about the picture. "Doing . famously," said Rossetti. "I've ordered a stun ning frame for it." Some time later Mr, Whistler saw the canvas, framed, but still virgin of paint brush or paint. "You've done noth ing to it," said Mr. Whistler. "No," replied Rossetti, "but I've written a sonnet on the subject if you would care to hear it." When the recita tion was over Mr. Whistler said. "Rossetti, take out the canvas ana put the sonnet in the frame." V We offer one hundred dollars re ward for any case of catarrh that can not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O. We the undersigned, have known F, J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and believe him perfectly hoaorable in all business transactions and financially able to. carry . p-ut any obligations made by his firm. ' Walding, kinxan & Marvin. : - Wholesale Drug-g-ists, Toledo, O. Hall 's Catarrh Cure is taken intern ally, -acting- directly upon the blood ami mucous surfaces of. the system. Testimonials sent free. Priee 75c per bottle. Sold bv all Druggists. Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation. KiJlw- -irm l hA ' m iifriwmni uti- miu ir , i mmm mrnmm MiK.wm-Mami m,m . miamtmtn, im ma iwwMwmtnmu in m -i.rit.nti mi, mmi iimti.m. .m m ja m ai. . - - - The justly celebrated Calhoun Rye Whiskey, with an unsullied reputation of 22 ye-.rs behind every bottle, is un doubtedly entitled to the unstinted praise accorded it by competent judges of quality in whiskey. It is aged 1.1 wood, and eyery bottle guaranteed to be absolutely pure. Calhoun lye QUARTS By Express, All Charges Prepaid. Do. not be misled by the numerous circulars, letters and advertisements of unprincipled dealers wherein they offer you "large quantities" of whiskey at "ridieuously" low prices. Bear in mind that the government tax is $1.10 per gal lon, add to this the cost of bottling, such as bottles, boxes, labels, labor, etc., and in addition to this, express charges, and last, but not least, "the profit" of the irresponsible dealer who offers gocds at absurdly low prices, and you will readily see that such goods cannot be "pure and whole some. ' We have made it a specialty to cater to the "consumer" and the "family" trade, furnishing them the best gcods at a "fair and reasonable price." Ynii Tita K( Riclr We uarantee that vou do bt- 1UU mivw iJ II 13 IV ter goods, as we guarantee the qual ity of every bottle we ship., If not satisfactory return the . goods at our expense, and your money will be refunded by next mail. Established 1883. We refer to any bank, express com pany cr reputable business house in our city. Address, DISTILLING CO., Dept. F. 33. BIRMINGHAM, ALA. f -l-'fcA..'- '-a Will You Paint if so, what paint will mystery to many men. Is it to you care to learn why Pure White Lead "COLLIER" BRAND is both the best and cheapest paint you can buy, ask for our booklet, " What Paint and Why." It is written for the benefit of men who want to buy their paint to the best advantage. FACTS ABOUT PAINT "COLLIER" Pure White Lead is sold by ail reputable dealers. omeseekers' TO TEXAS, OKLAHOMA AND May 2 and 5, 6 asd 29, Jalj 4 asd IS, August I and 15. VIA Iron Mountain Route The Iron Mountain Route will e;i Round Trip Homeseeker's Tickets, on the dates men tioned herein, from Memphis to ail points in Texas, Oklahoma and the Indian Territory, ami certain points in Aransas and Louisiana, ' at one fare plus 2.00 for the rouud trip. These tickets have a uoing limit of fifteen days with stopovers at pleasure, and a final limit of twenty-one days from date of sale. ...Fob FT7aiHEftlsroHMAiios a'ddkess.,'. C. E. ROUNDTREE, T. P. A., 40 South Madison Street, Memphis, Tenn. Mr, Sam Jones accompanied by his wife a daughter, from Gainsville, Ala,, are in the city on a visit to Dr. W. W. West moreland and family. . Whiskey 1L This Spring? you use? Paint is a you ? If n i Specify tv.e brend when yor. paint. Pure White Lead Is, as staple as gold dollars. Our booklet, "What Vuh t and Why," tells the brands that are bes-t. Sev t fr by Nation al I. kad Company, Clark iive und 10th St., tt. Louis, Mo. A Cheap THE INDIAN TERRITORY THE September 5 aad 19, October 3 sni 17, November 7 and 21, December 5 23d 19. t H. D. WILSON,, A. G. P. A., For Sale. My home in South Columbus. For further imformation apply to Dr. John D. Odeneal. , 7-12-1 m. . Robt. L. Lewis. Mstcs