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J' 1 . f I ' ' r rvO rO rN j t-ao 1 I I i I II & i ill STE1XBERGER 4 SOXS. $1.00 A Year in idunee ' OUR Aim : To Tell the Truth, Obey the Law, and Make Monty. OUB Motto : Talk for Home, Work for Ilome, and Fight for Home. VOL. '31. OKOLONA, MISS., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 1903. SO. 30. jr-S ,' "4 ment that Ke aJv "'l ingbam Jema, ment that Mrs MRS. FISH'S UON DINNER. following the announce- wport, says the Birm- an a rendezvous lor rich Americans who take delight in spending bnndreds of thousands every year convincing the rest of the world that they are the ouly "real thing" is on the wane conies the farther announce Stuy vesant Fish has invented an original entertainmeut in the way of a "lion" dinner. Of course there most be something new and unique at Newpoit every week or so to keep the gilded crowd from stagnating. They grow tired of their yachts, their private cars, their automobiles, their enormously expensive clothes and their little exclusive scandals, and hence the inventive geuiu which caor get up something different, out of the ordinary, is a truly great pesou to have at New port. Mr. Harry Lehr kept things going for a while by entertaininiug at dinner a baboon and sev eral other congenial guests, by walking around the place with a bright green parrot od his shoulder and conversing with the same, and by announcing that he did not wear sky-blue pajamas. One of the Vanderbilts undertook to break the road record with his automobile, got into a fight with a photog raphy for trying totakea snup-shotof Mr.Vanderbilt's wife, and one of the Asrors is said to have perform; ed a few highly original society stunts that proved more or less amusing. x Now Mrs. Fab. has decided to give them some thing to talk about. She will have a huge cage of Lions as a feature of the dinner. It will, of course, be a side line, and will 1 mbtless prove highly in teresting. The affair has been kept a secret so far, and it is therefore not known just how the lions will be arranged. It is presumed that they will be every force save the wise forces 01 nature wnicn i securely confined, however, so as to avoid the dan created it. , ger of their getting out and making the social func The most perfect engine breaks down, the moot tion too strenuous for even Newport society. Only periecc watcn must rje repaired at intervals, ine , tn- nets cau anora to nave sucn accessories as a human heart goes on without a single break, pump-j den of ferocious lions at a dinner. To import ing the life-giving-blood throughout the body more ' these beasts from some "zoo" at a distance, includ than three billion of times without a single slip. Ing perhaps their keepers and trainers, will cost Marvelous is this wouderful regularity, this per-1 more than most people would care to pav for a side THE WONDERFUL HUMAN HEART. - 0 A X A. L- 1 I veueraoie neaa oi tne uuuui'c M . III L. 11 1 .knn nln.tn. VIluruu 1IVCU U1U1C tuau uiui.ij three years. For many days every body read the story of his struggle against disease, or rather against graJual dissolution eava the Chicago American. The question of this old and good man's life and death wan, as it is with all of us, a quebtion of the continued action of the heart. Did you ever think of the wonderful power, the steady, ceaseless work and energy of that living pumping muscle which we call the heart, upon which our life depends? Statistics are usually dull, but when they give us very big figures they fix our attention and our im agination upon important truths. Consider some figures in connection with the life of a man who reaches the Tope's age ninety-three years. The human heart beats on an average seventy five times a minute. This would mean four thous and five hundred times an hour, one hundred and eight thousand times a day. It would mean in the case of a man ninety-three years old three billion six hundred and Bixtv-eight million five hundred and forty-four thousand heart beats. Kemember that even a million is a number inconceivable to us it is a mere word: Our minds do not accept such figurts. A billion is a thousand millions, and the heart of a man of ninety-three has pumped steadily three billion six buudred and sixty-eight million five hundred aud forty-four thousand time?, or three thousand millions of times, and six hundred and sixty-eight millions more. How imperfect do ail other machines seem in comparison with this wonderful machines put into as at birth, capable of running on for a century or niorr, with no repairs, invisible to every eye and to save the wise forces of nature which feet mechanical arrangement, and wonderful is the force which the small red heart exercises. In an admirable article which he recently pre pared for the Sunday edition of this newspaper, Garrett P. Servisa dwelt opon the power of the heart. The energy which the human heart develops in one day is equivalent to a hundred and twenty foot to ua, which means that the heart's work in one day, the power which it uses up, would lift 120 tous, or 240,000 pounds, one foot into the air. How inconceivable is the amount of energy put forth by the heart of a man during ninety-three years of life. It would amount in all to 4,073,400 tons. That means that the human heart that has lived nlnety-tbree years has developed in its cease less energy sufficient to raise one foot above the ground 8,140,800,000 pounds. Little do we imagine the wonderful power within us, the marvelous conditions under which we live. We look at the fish that live in the water or the worm that .burrows under ground. We wonder that they are not crushed. Do you know that the atmospheric force pressing upon yonr skull alone amounts to a pressure of ouo ton and a half! Your entire body sustains an atmospheric press ure of twenty tons, or forty thousand pounds. This pressure is counterbalanced by a counter-pressure of the air in the cwvities and tissues of the body. If it were ,oot for that our bodies, and even our bones, would be crushed flat by the weight of the air pressing down upon us. The invisible particles of air scattered through the tissues of your body alone preserve you from instant destruction. You are a much more extraordinary creature than the fish or the earthworm that astonishes you, and it is worth your while occasionally to study the most extraordinary pleco of mechanism in the world . yourself. The largest tree in Oregon was felled recently to be sent as a curiosity to the world's fair. It is the Aberdeen spruce, aud stood nearly three hundred feet hfgb, forty feet around and one hundred and eighteen feet from the ground to the first limb. Its age is calcula:ed at four hundred and forty years, be ing a good sized tree when Columbus discovered the land that was afterward called America. iff show of this kind in connection with a dinner party But Mrs. Fish is determined to have things com plete. Her guests must be amused even if she has to go into the zoological garden business to succeed A Chicago contemporary, referring to the dinner of Mrs. Fish, says: Those who do not live in large cities may await the comiug of the country circus and, while the per formance i going on in the main tent, gather about the cages in the managerie and spend a congenial afternoon in the company of the monarchs of the 'jungle, or, perhaps, the first lion born in captivity. The menu for such an occasion should be simple red lemonade, fresh roasted peanuts and popcorn are alwayB seasonable and to be relished. But too much caution cannot be shown in approaching the cage, and for these suburban affairs it would be as well, perhaps, to have the refreshment served out side of the ropes. In reading accounts of such entertainments at the headquarters for idle spend-thrifts the public will be incline d to exclaim: "In the name of corn con sense won't somebody give these people some thing to do!" But Mrs. Fish is determined to be "in the swim." A fashion note states that the latest fad is auto mobile bags fitted with pockets for card case, purse and smelling salts. It would be much more to the purpose if they were fitted with bottles of witch hazel, packages of lint, bandages and court plaster. Should Governor Loogino ever get to the United States Senate the Republican members of that body might take more kindly toward his pet scheme to pension the families of negro raptists Miss issippi Legislature.. But Longy will never get there, thanks to the wisdom of the white voter of this great State. , . A spirit of unrest is reported at Panama. This will probably cost Uncle Sam another 110,000,000. Ambition is hard to overcome. In the beginniog Mr. Cleveland desired only one presidential term. Devotees of the game of flinch in a certain neigh borhood of the city, where the pastime is very pop ular, are in a controversy about a disputed play During the progress of a game last week one of the participants held in his band two cards, a six and a seven. He had at the same time an eight on his J flinch pile. He played the six and the seven to the board, there being a five to releive them. Having thus played out his hand he drew a new hand before he played the eight from his flinch pile. In this new draw he secured a one. This he played before the eight from his flinch pile and was flinched by by his opponents for so doing, the contention being that he should have played from his flinch stack befoie be drew the hand, or at least before be used any cards from the new draw. The player contended that it was right to draw the hand first, and having a one in his band, it was, according to the rules of the game, his duty to play it, the rules sajing plain ly that all ones must be played to the board as soon as players get an opportunity after drawing them. The cont ntion of the player was that his hand being exausted he had to draw to comply with the laws of the game, and securing a one he would have been subject to penalty if he had not played it. In other words be took the position that if be had played from his flinch pile and then drawn a band contain ing a one he would have been flinched for not havirjg played it first, as the rules stipulate that all ones shall be played out before anything else," the flinch pile not excepted. McCLURG FOR VARDAMAN. HE announcement that Ex-Attorney General Monroe McClurg has come out flat footed for Vardamao, has caused a panic among those who have so bitterly assailed the candidate from Leflore, and they have practically given up the fight against him. At the incipiency of t . v. . . l Tr i t "tiiXidKr Btength was even then recognized, and tne Jackson literary bureau, headed by Repub lican Referee Wilson, made a desperate eSort to bring out a man whem they thought stroug enough to beat Vardaman. McClurg, then Attornery Gen- eral of the State, was appealed to, but declined to be made a cats paw of the Jackson machine. Fox was then brought into the race, and since his re tirement, most of the .strength of the opposition to Vardaman has been centered on Critz. Gen. McClurg, who is now a lawyer of Greenwood, has not heretofore anoanced his position on the Governorship. Last week, however, he came out for Vardaman in the following interview: "I hesitated sometime before commiting myself and after reviewing the field, I believe be will make us a good one. Even if all the people cannot sub scribe to bis views in their entirely upon all ques tions, we are bound to admit he is honest and sin cere and has conrage to say what he is for withont equivocation. Every right thinking man admires manliness and a man who has the courage of bis convictions. I believe Major Vardaman will be elected." McClurg is one of the strongest men in the State clean, capable, a man of splendid character and one whose opinion carries great weight throughout the Stake. His espousal of Vardaman's cause will meaa the wining of thousands of votes for the Iflore statesman. It begins to look like the any thing to beat Vardaman fellows are now on the run, and that the next Governoi of Mississippi will be selected on August 6. and his name will be James K. Vardrroan. Of this feature tfthe case, the Jackson corres pondent of the Memphis Scimiur says: "Politicians here who are bitterly opposed to Vardaman admit that they see the handwriting on the wall, and this pronuueiamento from one who until today was supposed to be with them in their opposition to the man from Lefloret has been a verit able bombshell in their rapidly depleting ranks Lika General McClurg they believe Major Vardaman is going to be elected the Governor of the State of Mississippi on the Gth of August and they are pii I Sun. infn hiu KunH.trarrAn " VaTftn (antitA A ttick of gum may be had for 1 cent. People thtDk so little of this that they often buy gum off hand, or for the mere pleasure of seeing the machine work, ootil it becomes a habit. "Nobody enters "gum 1 cent." in the daily expense account. The pennies that go for gum are apparently as. so much chaff. Aud yet it is the gathering of this chaff that has made one corporation enormously rich. The American Chicle Company, which is, in brief, the gum trust, has just distributed $900,000 in divi dendson preferred and common stalks a ad reports a surplus of $776,000. During the year it has built two new factories, paid for out of the earnings of the company, aud it is about to build others. It will be seen that the dividends distributed by the gum trust represent 90,000,000 pieces of gum 'Ibis is probably halt of the gum chewed during the last fiscal year of the company. Under the circum stances, it is not possible to be exact, but on the face of the figures given it may be assumed that 180,000,000 pieces of gum were consumed by the American people in twelve months. Approximate ly. tnis is two sticks and a half of gum to each man woman aud child. More gnm than this is consumer however, since it is not all made by the trust, but the figures given show somewhat the extent of the gum chewing habit, and warrant the conclusion ihat we are indeed a nation of gum chewers. L0XGIN0 ENDORSED BY PRES. ROOSEVELT. jBs-naHE interview in the Herald recently Prof. Langley's flying machine has already cost 170,000 a good deal of money to invest in an air castle. It is hard work for the courts of Kentucky to keep the scales of justice from being permanently disfigured. A Northwestern yndicate has purchased a very large tract ot land in Virginia to be cut up into small tracts and colonized. It is believed that lit tie difficulty will be experienced in getting desirable settlers. The tide of immigration to the South is growing steadily as the many advantages of this part of the county are appreciated. Mississippi oSfrs as tempting inducements as any Southern state, but what is needed is to impress this upon thrifty class of home seekers who wilTdo much to develop the agricultural interests. The importance of this cannot be easily overestimat d. Steady systematic, judicious advertising is needed to pre sent the facts to outsiders. It will do much tor the material progress of Mississippi. , Thtre are bun dreds of desirable home-seekers in the West and .Northwest today who could be induced to come to Mississippi and take up farmeriDg on lands that are now practically going to waste, if they only knew what they couM and here a fertile sou, an idea climate and all the advantages of a wholesome social and religious influence. A complaiDt comes from the Venezuelan revolu tionists that President Castro has resorted to th uncivilized exptdlent of carrying arms. with Mrs. Jame 8. McCarthy, pri vate Secretary of Senator A. J. McLanrin,is a fair reflection of pop ular sentiment on the Senatorial question. He gives the reasons why Senator Money should be re-elected, and why Governor Loogino will be eft at home. Mr. McCarthy has put bis finger right on the sore spot of the Governor's candidacy the favor he enjoys with such a Republican President as Roosevelt. "I do not care for recommendations from the representatives and Senators of your State," said the President in conversation with some Miss issippi callers. "All that business is left to Mr. Edgar S. Wilson, the Republican referee, whom I find to be a regular gold nc gget. Tell me something about Governor Longino. I consider him a broad, beral-minded Governor." With Teddy re-elected and Money relegated, one may imagine the sort of pie picaic the llson Longinos wonld have. But, where would Mississippi be ar, when Money's suc cessor was called opon to reciprocate to vote on adrainistratlou measures! The interview of Mr. MrCarty, a grandson of a Confenerate veteran, indicates that Governor Lon gino's reiterated and verbose at explaining away that "Conffderate rot" incident have been like sweetness wasted on the the desert air." The truth is, the remark admits of no explanation irom one seeking to represent Mississippi. The bare fact of such an expression sticks, aud would attach to the State were its offeusiveness condoned. A Georgia citizen, talking in onr hearing a Tew days ago, said : 'I don t know what Mississippi will do to turn, but n Georgia if he couldn't deny and denounce the Confederate rot' accusation be would be hissed from the staud." Vicksburg Herald. Whatever the politicians may say, one of the con ventions of 1904 is certain to be held in the vicinity of Lincoln, Ncu. The unfortunate fact that tuere are so many on- successful and disappointed persons in the world should make young men heed the voice of experience. Nothing they will hear is of more" imporat ce than. the admonition to concentrate their energies upon one thing The present is an era of specialization in all vocations, remarks the Boston Globe. The wealthiest men made their money through sticking to their specialty. They concentrated their energies iu one direction aud succeeded. Six thonasnd employees of the United States Ex press company have volunteered to furnish pieces of skin for the benefit of Assistant General Superinten dent Fredericks, who was scalded in the Westfield wreck. Possibly this seemingly generous sacrifice of skin was induced by influences similar to those that cause empiojesiu government departments to submit to being bled for tile benefit of their parties, or their chiefs. The bleeding process, designated in more polite terms levying assessments is nearly as hard on the victim as is that by which ekin is ex tracted. Some people have Sunday school religion', some have protracted meeting religion, some hare church service religion, and some have ont-door religion, and some have hot house religion. This one sided religion is,always defective. We ueed a religion suited to all places, but if there must be a line drawn give up out door religion. Religion o:.e can carry about him with out butting it. A religion that can stand bad weather, mud and slush, hot weather and scorching sun. A poor Salvation Army preacher died in Masball April 6. We have seen him on the streets in mud and cold to whomsoever he could get to listen. If he did. it to please God and we have no reason to question it won't his crown be bright! He stood in the mud and cold to paeach .while we have the nice houses and confortable fires. He carried his religion out of the bouse and used it for the good of men as best he could. Is your religion hot-housa Expositor and Journal. religion or not! Judge Marcus Kavanaugh of Cbteago has just bauded down an opinion, which is sustained by the higher courts, will have a far reaching influence up on labor controversies. Junge Kavanaugh npholds the right of the labor onion to station pickets about an establishment where a strike has been declared aad holds that the strikers are within their . rights when they enoearor to dissuade others fioin taking the jai.s which they themselves have forsaken. In addition to this he holds that imprisonment of strikers on an afSdavit that they have violated an injunction is (1'egal. The judge is a Republican and an Irishmau and has been on the bench nearly 20 years. He was district judge at Des Moines, Iowa, before going to Chicago. This decision is so at variance with the large majority of those hitherto fore reached by the courts on the same sut jects,that doubtless the outcome will be watched with con siderable interest by both sides of the labor controversy. Rubber is one of the principle products of Colum bia. This will be great help to the republic ia se curing an elastic currency.