The Neshoba Democrat
PHILADELPHIA, : MISSISSIPPI
MEWS ATA GLANCE
Brief Epitome of th e Events From All
the World, Including Our Neigh
Strike of stable boys caused riot
•t Auteuil race track, Paris, France,
which was quelled by police, soldiers
The German emperor declares he
is in favor of universal peace and
that the czar of Russia also believes
in the plan.
Elsie Sigel, the victim of the Chi
nese murderer in New York, was
buried without the presence of a sin
gle woman at the funeral.
John S. Holmes, G 7 years old,
Confederate veteran, musician of
note and prominent business man,
died at Mobile recently.
The Cunard Line steamship
Mauretania has established anew
world’s record for passengers be
tween New York and London.
General Worshaw, who killed Lee
Phillips, whom he found with Mrs.
Worshaw, was discharged from cus
tody after a preliminary trial at
According to the Bureau of Rail
way Statistics, the railroads of Illi
nois lost $15,000,000 during 1008
by the operation of the 2-cent pas
senger rate law.
While bathing in Linn Creek,
Marshalltown, la., Carl Johnson,
aged eight, and his brother, Leon
ard, aged seven, wore drowned in
12 feet of water.
A show window of fireworks in
the ten cent store at Canton. 111.,
*sas exploded by the heat of the
eun’s rays, damaging the building
and stock $1,200.
Melof Osman at New Orleans
went to get gun to kill neighbor in
quarrel over a cat and found his
wife in arms of another man and
used gun on them.
Prof. G. B. Foster of the Uni
versity of Chicago, who denied the
divinity of Christ, was dropped from
the Baptist Ministers’ Conference
of Chicago, after a stormy session.
Chicago is worth $2,293,602,345
this year. That is the grand total
of real estate and personal property
from which the assessed valuation
T will be deducted, according to the
computation of the board of asses
Through the breaking of a brick
and cement wall of a reservoir at
the City Waterworks Pumping Sta
tion, six miles north of St. Joseph.
Mo., three men lost their lives and
five others had narrow escape from
As the result of a big sight-seeing
automobile, filled with merry-mak
ers on their way home from Coney
Island, New York, Thursday, run
ning -wild, six of the occupants are
in hospitals with severe injuries and
one young woman is expected to die.
The German ’ superior court re
jected the appeal for a new trial
made by the legal representative
of Karl Han, the young German-
American lawyer and professor, who
was sentenced to life imprisonment
for the murder of his mother-in
Orville and Wilbur Wright have
started in at Fort Meyer to assem
ble their aeroplane, the official gov
ernment test of which will begin
in a few days. Orville expressed
the belief that this new machine
will make an average speed of 40
miles an hour.
Throughout the Oklahoma oil
belt the action of the secretary of
the interior in authorizing a change
of Oklahoma pipe line regulations
is regarded as insuring the early
construction of a pipe line by the
Prairie Oil and Gas Company from
the Mid-Continent field in Oklaho
ma and Kansas through the Caddo
oil fields of Louisiana to New Or
Sarah Orne Jewett, the author
ess, died at her summer home at
The pope has been annoyed by
ihe presentation of an automobile
The Gedman Eeichstage rejected
<the government’s bill for the taxa
tion of inheritance.
A mass meeting was held in
Xtmdon recently to protest against
Jhe new British budget
Another insurrection has broken
out in Morocco.
Wheat is selling at St. Louis for
$1.30 per bushel.
California suffered from an earth
quake shock last week.
A daughter has been born to the
king and queen of Spain.
Don Carlos, the pretender to the
Spanish throne, is seriously ill.
The Roosevelt expedition has kill
ed a deal of big game in Africa.
Bandits recently held up a train
on the Canadian Pacific railroad.
During the hot wave last week
13 people died of heat in New York.
Thomas Stone, aged G 7, dropped
dead at Herrin, 111., by heart fail
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson
denies the report that ho will re
Sixty-one new cases of cholera
have been reported in St. Peters
Rev. Father Buckley was drown
ed while surf bathing at St. Augus
Ten persons, eight of them chil
dren, were bitten by a mad dog at
The sultan’s troops were victo
rious in a battle with insurgents in
Death has separated John Seers
and wife of St. Louis after G 1 years
of married life.
The Oklahoma State Corporation
Commission is inspecting the Okla
Fire at Lake George, X. Y..
caused $250,000 damage to the Fort
William Henry Hotel.
Seventeen men were killed and
1G injured by an explosion in a
coal mine at Wherum, Pa.
Christian Small, aged five, acci
dentally shot and killed his sister
Esta, aged 13, at Jasper. Ind.
An official report on the French
naval scandal has revealed an as
tounding condition of affairs.
A bill providing for a government
subsidy for ocean mail ships has
been introduced in Congress.
The political crisis in Germany
has assumed a serious phase and
the dissolution is threatened.
J. Ogden Armour of the beef
trust declares that business pros
pects were never brighter than now.
Edward John Gregory, 11. .A„
president of the British Royal In
stitute of Painters in Water colors,
The indications arc that Presi
dent Taft's corporation tax law will
bo passed at the present session of
The New York police think Leon
Ling, the Chinese murderer of
Miss Elsie Sigcl, may bo hiding in
A branch of the Wagoner Bank
and Trust Company at Fort Worth,
Tex., was held up by a lone high
wayman. The robber escaped with
SB,IOO in currency.
In a stampede following an ex
plosion of gasoline during a moving
picture show in the town hall of
Somers, Ind., dozens were slightly
injured in the crush or by leaping
from a second-story window. The
building was; saved.
James Pruitt, a laborer, attempt
ed to kill his wife at his home in
Sedalia, Mo., shooting her while
asleep. He then turned the weapon
upon himself, sending a bullet into
his brain. Jealousy caused the
shooting. Pruitt died at the hos
pital and Mrs. Pruitt will recover.
Six armed men believed to be
from Victor, Col., last week held
up Caretaker Arthur of the Colora
do Springs Water System, opened
the floodgates on Pike’s Peak and
turned 174,000,000 gallons of wa
ter into the Victor reservoir. The
water supplies for Colorado Springs
and the Cripple Creek district are
located on the slopes of Pike’s Peak,
■and disputes over them are frequent
causes of friction between the two
cities. Victor is short of water this
year, although Colorado Springs has
an ample supply, having 900,000,-
000 gallons left after the theft.
The government suit against the
New York, New Haven and Hart
ford, the Bostop and Maine and
other railroads for violating the
anti-trust law was dismissed.
Sanford Robinson, personal coun
sel to F. Augustus Heinze, was con
victed in the United States Circuit
Court in New York of impeding the
administration of justice in advis
ing a grand jury witness to evado
the service of a subpoena.
Mbs. Edith Woodill of Los An
geles, Gal., who was found dead
near Baltimore, Md., is believed to
have been murdered.
Miss Bessie Day, school teacher,
and her cousin,’ M. E. Barton, were
drowned by the capsizing of a boat
near Pittsburg, Kan.
William Carrokcr, a negro, ac
cused of the murder of William
Leonard, was taken from jail at
Talbotton, Ga., and lynched.
Oscar Lewisohn, the husband of
Edna May, the former actress, is
reported to have been killed in an
automobile accident in Europe.
Grover Brandt, 17-year-old son
of ex-Mayor George P. Brandt of
Pass Christian, Miss., is missing.
He left a note indicating suicide
The parade of the North Ameri
can Turnbund at Cincinnati was
participated in by 40,000 turners,
soldiers, school children, civic so
cieties and secret orders.
Carrying out a suggestion of the
Mississippi Press Association, Gov
ernor Noel named J. G. McGuire,
E. A. Fitzgerald and Fred V. Sul
lens a committee to solicit sub
scriptions for the fund to erect a
life-sized statue of the late Bishop
Galloway at Jackson.
The question of the eight-hour
law iias been submitted to Presi
dent Taft in the form of a request
by Thomas Dolan, president of the
Steam Shovelers’ Union, that the
president obtain from the attorney
general an opinion as to whether the
law prohibiting payment for over
time is not being violated on the
The commission authorized by
Tennessee legislature to select a
site for the monument to .Senator
Edward \\ ard Carmack, who was
killed on the streets in Nashville
last November, has decided on a lo
cation above the south entrance to
the state capitol grounds. It is
proposed to erect a memorial cost
ing $25,000. Subscriptions to the
memorial fund are being received.
■ One man dead and 22 injured,
several seriously, arc the result of
an error in train orders which caus
ed two night passenger trains on
the Southern Bailroad to meet in
a head-on collision at Belmont,. 111.
1 he two trains had been ordered to
meet at Belmont, but later this or
der was revised so that the meeting
place was fixed at Browns. The
east-bound crew did not receive the
Inf ter order and expected to pass
Five years ago J. E. Marcell, the
cashier of a bank in Highland,
Kan., swindled banks in Kansas
City, St. Louis. Chicago and New
York ont of $300,000 and wrecked
the bank in Highland. He was con
victed and sentenced to 32 years in
prison. Fifteen months ago lie was
pardoned by Governor Hoch. To
day Marcell is a fugitive from jus
tice. He is wanted on the charge
of defrauding Kansas City banks
again, this time ont of $25,000.
When Representative Bartholdt
of Missouri called on General Ains
worth, adjutant general of the army,
a few days ago he was told that the
plans of making Jefferson Barrack.
St. Louis, the model and central re
cruiting station of the army were
being perfected and that, beginning
in the near future, it was the inten
tion of the department to have about
2,000 soldiers and recruits there at
all times, as it is to be a recruiting
station for all tire branches of tiro
Tuberculosis has its latest and
an all-powerful foe in Miss Mary
Harriman, eldest daughter of E.
H. Harriman. She has taken one
of her father’s Eric ferryboats and
turned it into a man-o'-peace to
fight consumption. She has present
ed the craft to the Brooklyn com
mittee for the prevention of tuber
eulosis and the Brooklyn Red Cross
Society. The boat is to be refitted
on an extensive scale. Hammocks,
steamer chairs and other conven
iences for out-in-the-air sleeping
will be arranged for the accommo
dation of 300 men, women and chil
A Mexican child worth millions
has been kidnaped, and authorities
Hr. Dominick has discovered new
way of applying radium in cancer
Two men were killed and four in
jured, three seriously, by a „ explo
sion of powder at the Macßeth Fuse
Works, Pompton Lake, N. J. There
were two explosions and six build
ings were wrecked.
COTTON CROP FLOODED
WORK IMPEDED IN MISSISSIPPI,
ALABAMA AND GEORGIA.
Elsewhere the Crop Shows Slight
Improvement —Some iielcls
Memphis, Temi. —The condition of the
cotton crop at the close of the week was
worse in Mississippi, Alabama and about
two-thirds of Georgia than at the close
of the preceding week. Continuous rains
stopped cultivation and the grass made
such headway that a greater percentage
of the fields must he abandoned. Some
crops have received no cultivation at all.
The best of weather in the future can
not repair the loss already sustained.
The plant in these States, even where
partially cultivated, is small and grow
ing slowly. It is far behind last season.
Elsewhere the crop has improved. The
improvement in North Carolina, South
Carolina, Tennessee and Arkansas was
not great, being rather less than normal,
because ruins delayed work and pre
vented the farmers putting fields in a
good state of cultivation. It is still
possible, however, in these districts, to
regain much of the loss.
In Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana
cotton made normal progress, and is
now in the best condition of the season.
Tennessee—The cotton crop in Tennes
see is grassy and not well cultivated.
ISome improvement resulted during the
week, as rains were not so heavy as
elsewhere east of the river.
Mississippi—Many ruins fell during
the week and little cultivation was done.
The plant is small and badly in grass.
The abandonment of acreage because of
the impossibility of cultivation will be
considerable. The best weather hence
forth will not repair all the loss.
Alabama—Little progress was made
in cultivation, as rainfall was general
and in many sections daily. The crop
is very grassy and some lands in the
bottoms will be abandoned. The plant
is very small and the outlook is regarded
everywhere as gloomy. Good weather
can not repair the loss that has been
Louisiana—With a few local excep
tions the rainfall of the week was bene
ficial. The crop improved greatly in
condition and growth. It is regarded
now as pro mining in the south and west.
Bull weevils, however, are numerous.
Arkansas—Cultivation is behind a nor
mal, and some of the crops are very
grassy. Rainfall during the week not
general, and in the drier districts con
siderable progress was made in cultiva
tion. Some reports are good. The boll
weevil is becoming increasingly numer
Texas—Rains were local and, except
on the coast, where they were excessive,
benefit ted cotton. A few sections bad
no rain, but have not suffered. Temper
atures were high and cheeked the boll
weevil, which arc growing more numer
ous. Cultivation made progress and the
plant is growing well.
CALIFORNIA GIRL PERFECT.
Eleven-Year-Old Margaret Edwards Has
San Francisco, Cal.—Miss Margaret
Edwards of Oakland is claimed to be tde
most perfectly physically developed girl
under 13 years of age in all the world.
The child’s mother is a teacher of physi
cal culture. Miss Margaret is 11 years
and ( J months old, is 5 feet 5 1-8 inches
tall and weighs 10t> pounds. Her
physical measurements are as follows:
Neck, IX 1-2 inches; arm, 9 inches; fore
arm, 8 3-4 inches; wrist, 0 inches; el
bow, 8 3-4 incres; chest, normal, 31
inches: contracted, 27 inches; expanded,
32 1-2 inches; bust, 33 inches, waist, 23
inches; hips, 34 inches; thigh, 19 inches;
calf, 13 inches, and ankle, S indies.
Senate Passes Census BilL
ushingtoii.—Within five minutes the
census appropriation bill was passed by
the Senate in the form in which it was
passed by the House, it appropriates
$10,000,000 for taking the thirteenth
census, and authorizes the director of
the census to designate three commis
sioners to represent the United States
in the international commission for the
revision of the classification of diseases
and called by the government of France
to meet in Paris in July, 1900.
Harriman Takes Many Cures.
Scunnering, Austria.—Mr. Harrimaus
physicians have proscribed various cures,
including t,u ‘ cold water treatment, elec
trical massage and the carbonic acid
bath. Mr. Harriman devotes a consid
erable portion of the time to walkin'*
and driving. While the attending physb
cians do not think that his health will
be entirely restored, they expect great
improvement in his condition.
Wife s Sin May Prove Fatal.
Atlanta, Ga.—Caught by her husband
m a room with another man, Mrs. Kellie
Jobson, a pretty brunette of 22, mar
ried just six years ago, was lowered
from a window by a rope of sheets, held
by Harry Wolford, the rope parting when
she was half way down, precipitatin'*
her two stories, breaking her back in the
Lynch Negro in Oklahoma.
Wilburton, Ok la.—A mob of fifty
masked men took Sylvester Stennien, a
negro, from the jail here and lynched
him. The negro had shot and killed
Albert I urner, a deputy constable, who
had attempted to arrest him.
Killed in Church.
Chico, Tex.-J. E. Moser, 47 years
old, was shot to death whih on his knees
praying in a church neai here by his
son-in-law, Roy Jiurnham, 19 years ol
age. Hun,hum’s wife, who had recently
““"' 8 b ' ,ide '■“
For Greater Mississippi
Devoted to the Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Development
<jf the State’s Incomparable Resources —Official Organ if
Department if Agriculture and Commerce.
By H. E. BLAKESLEE :: :: :: JACKSON
Plant More Cowpeas.
The importance of planting cowpeas
not only as a hay-producing crop, but as
a nitrogen gatherer and land builder, is
attracting more attention in Mississippi
every year. A number of the farmers in
the state recently offered the following
article on cowpeas, which is well worthy
“We often talk of our natural advan
tages, and yet these very best gifts of
the gods are the very ones most ignored
and least appreciated. We do not fully
appreciate health until its blessings are
gone. Pure water and air are taken as
i matter of no consequence until the fear
ful results of their being polluted comes
upon us. Heaven has indeed been gener
ous to the South. All men speak elo
quently of our great monopoly, cotton,
and it is indeed a wondrous money
maker. Yet we have but recently seen
our whole people groan under this very
monopoly, and on account of receiving
only half-price for its production many
of our farmers are driven into bankrupt
DIVERSIFIED FARM EXHIBIT, DELTA FAIR.
The man who thinks the great Delta section of Mississippi grows nothing but:
cotton will be surprised to learn that this excellent exhibit was from a farm near
Greenville, and made at the fair held there last fall.
cy or to the cities. Then cotton, on ac
count of the clean culture necessary to
its production, is an exhaustive crop to
our soil. In consequence, many a South
ern farm that should be robed in ver
dure is now seamed with gullies and mil
lions of galled spots are left as a blot
upon our landscape to tell the tale. That
portion of our Southland that still re
sponds to culture is taxed more than a
tithe to pay enormous fertilizer bills wo
are annually forced to make that we
may enjoy growing our monopoly. This'
is all our work; it was never heaven's
plan. Nature in her kindness would
have foretold such results had her chil
dren been attentive to her teachings.
She gives us a twin monopoly, and in
tended that the wondrous easy-growing
nitrogen-gathering, soil-resting, animal
feeding legume, the eowpea, should re
ceive equally the attention devoted to
“For over one hundred years we have
known something of the value of the
eowpea, but we were too busy in our
active pursuit of the fleecy staple to
give the eowpea the consideration it de
served, and which would have resulted
in an untold blessing (o our soil and to
ourselves. Like the children of Israel,
wo have gone astray after false gods. We
prefer to listen to the oily talks of the
cotton speculator and guano dealer who
were laying heavy tribute upon the labor
of our hands, rather than the still small
voice of Nature, who would have wooed
us to ways of wisdom and independence.
Farmers, wake up and go to doing. The
eowpea is the essential crop to grow
that you can plant, and one of the very
best. The pea is fine food for man or
beast. The vines make one of the very
best hays for all your stock, and the
vines and roots form one of the very fin
est and cheapest fertilizers you can re
turn to your soil. My advice is to grow
cowpeas, feed stock with peas and vines,
and return the manure to your soil.
“We figure it in this way: One ton of
pea-vine hay fed to cattle is worth as
much as sls for manure. A farmer
should want all in any product which ho
raises that there is in it for him, and
hence should feed his pea-vines. Hut if
he does not care to keep so many cattle,
the, pea vines and roots, after the peas
are gathered for seed, are worth $7.50
per ton as manure to the land when
plowed under. While it is better to
have the sls, it is worse than folly to
lose the $7.50. Any farmer can grow a
ton of pea, vine cheaper than he can buy
• 300-pound sack of phosphate. I can
tell it to the very row in a growing crop
where peas were planted the year be
fore We know labor is scarce, but this
is all the more reason for planting peas
so as to increase the yield of cotton and
corn upon the land to cultivate. So what
ever the nature and extent of your farm
operations, plant peas. The peas them
selves are as staple ns your cotton.
Every good-sized farm should have a pea
thresher and twenty-five or more bush
els of peas, over your need for home
sow mg, will bring more than that many
dollars to buy some needed household
goods for your family, if YOU are a
stock farmer, plant peas; if you are in
sympathy with the best interests of tto
South, and have any regard for the fer
tility of your soil, plant peas. This is a
common ground where we all can and
should meet, and as the eowpea can bo
planted at any time from the first of
March until the middle of April, wo
call upon all to remember to plant as
many peas as possible. Plant them;
after grain. Put them in your corn, put
them in your cotton, and put them in
poor spots. Then will our soil be im
proved, our stock fed better, our fertil
izer bills reduced and we will be rntfeh.
better oil in every way.”
* * •
Bee Interest Increasing.
Although somewhat slow to take holdf
at first, the bee-keepers are doing better
is the year grows older. The associa
tion membership is growing very nicely,
and letters received at this office ara
encouraging for good attendance for the 1
meeting this fall. The following ex-
tracts give an example of the interest
that is being shown:
M. E. Dußosc, of Waynesboro, says:
“I am very much interested in bee*-
keeping and would like to join the asso
eiation and attend the meetings. Have
but few colonies, but am anxious to ob
tain information, with a view to enlarg
ing my apiary.” Mr. Dußosc has been
entered as a member and a card for
warded to him. Hope he will be on hand
at the meeting on November 2d, and
have an exhibit of honey at the State
hair, which will be running at that time.
Mr. At. ]). Marlow, of llulcville, says:
“If possible, I want to attend the next
meeting of the Mississippi Bee-Keepers’
Association. I desire to become a mem
ber of the association, and will remit
membership fee upon receipt of infor
mation. I have forty-three colonics, built
up from seven blacks last year. I have
Italianized them and now have forty
three on the road to prosperity. I want
to learn more of the work. I have an
ideal location on the bank of Quiver
river. I want to join the ranks, help the
work along and learn all that I can. We
get both profit and pleasure from it.”
Mr. Marlow is now a member of the
association, and it is hoped that ho will
get to the meeting this fall to hear what
others who have had experience will say,
and also that he may be able to give
some point in his experience that will be
of interest to other bee-keepers. It is
expected that a program with the many
subjects of interest to bee-keepers will
If you see this notice and are at all
interested in bee-keeping, write the sec
retary and have your name enrolled as
a member. Speak to your friends and
acquaintances concerning the matter and
induce them to join also. We hope to
have a good roster of members by fall,
a largely attended meeting and interest
mg and useful sessions,
* * ♦
Stock Raising in Monroe.
I he Aberdeen Examiner recently came
to the Department of Agriculture with
an item marked which gives an excellent
example of what is possible in the way
of stock raising ifi that section. It iw
Monroe county has many notable
breeders of mules and horses, whose ex
ploits m that line are noted from time
to time in the Examiner. Mr. T. A.
had Icy, whose 200-aere pasture of les
pedesia and bermuda grass is near Bin
ford, has sixteen fine colts. He has re
cently sold four of his home-raised mules
lit an average of $175. He also sold
( "ring (he past year s.'ioo worth of hogs'
and SOOO worth of cattle,”
* • •
the heavy rains during the last two
weeks of May caused incalculable dam
age to farming interests in Mississippi.
is estimated that the crops were dam
aged from 5 to ,'!0 per cent, and it is
sa c to assume that the acreage was re
duced on account of it being too late- i
0 yeplant cotton. The rains were -
iard blow to farmers all over the stat-ft.
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