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I News of the World I The Russians have blown up the destroyer Restoropny. M bile bird shooting George Gould shot out the eye of an attendant. New York Presbyterians voted against a separate presbytery for negroes. Vice-President-elect Chas. W. Fairbanks visited the world’s fair November 16. Few employes cf the Fall River cotton mills reported for work when an attempt was made to reopen them. The supreme court of the United States November 14 adjourned for two weeks to permit the preparation of decisions. Philip Atsheimer, the former la bor leader, convicted of extortion, was sentenced to New’ York state prison for one year and eight months. Students of the Alabama Poly technic Institute at Auburn at tempted to lynch A. N. Barnes, a negro, who had fatally stabbed one of their number. Count Cassini, Russian ambassa dor to the United States, says that Russia will pursue the war in the far cast to the bitter end, that is, until Russia has conquered. At San Jose, Cal., George E. Letcher, a capitalist, aged about 50 years, has been arrested on the charge of being a fugitive from jus tice from Williams county, Ohio. Henry Walton, a life senator of FTance, and known as “The Father of the French Constitution," is dead. He was nearly 92 years old. Sena tor Walton wrote many historical works. John Perry, accused of killing John Wills at Saluda, was sent to Columbia, S. C. His lawyers re quested removal, claiming that Per ry was in imminent danger of lynching. Commissioner of Pensions Ware tendered his resignation to the pres ident and it was accepted, to take effect January 1. When seen Com missioner Ware refused to discuss his action in any way. Members of the Indiana legisla ture recently elected from the first district met and unanimously en dorsed James A. Hemenway, chair man of the appropriations commit tee in the national house of repre setafives, to succeed Vice President elect Fairbanks. Miss Isidore Rush, the actress, leading lady of the “Glittering Glo ria” company, died of heart fail ure w’hile bathing in the surf near San Diego, Cal., the death being due to the*shock caused when an immense wave caught her and car ried her into deep w’ater. The officers of the Rural free de livery carriers’ national association have been charged with partisan ac tivity during the recent campaign, and summary action may be taken in the case of President E. G. Cun ningham. If evidence can be ob tained to substantiate the charges, every carrier involved will be dis missed from the service. Col. J. Frank Hecker of Detroit, Mich., has resigned his position as a member of the isthmian canal commission. In his letter of resig nation to the president, dated No vember 11, Col. Hecker gives ill health as his reason for relinquish ing his duties. The resignation was accepted by the president in a cor dial note, expressing sincere regret. Miss Clara Conway, one of the best known women educators in the south, is dead at Memphis. Dr. Waldemar Bille, a well known physician of New Orleans, was beaten into insensibility in his offi ces by t burglar. Dr. Bille is 70 years of age. In a public address Booker Washington advises negroes to dis appoint those who expect thes negro to become offensive because of the recent election. One of the Cody, Wyo., bank robbers was captured. Fire damaged the Mobile, Ala., lumber plant $75,000. Con. Lew Wallace is critically ill at his home in Crawfordsville, Ind. The Japanese army staff pro nounce the report of Gen. Kuroki’s death as absurd. After eighteen hours in an open boat, six men of the Philadelphia schooner Emily H. Nayor were res cued by the steamer Grenada. Dr. George H. Street, a promi nent citizen of Waco, who was a past grand master in the order of Odd Fellows, died in that city. Nine of the cotton manufactur ing plants which started up No*- vein her 14 'in an attempt to break the big strike at Fall River, Mass., were shut down five days later. Former Gov. Frank S. Black of New York, has been tendered an offer of the attorney generalship in President Roosevelt’s cabinet for the term beginning March 4, 1905. A report has been sent out from Memphis to the effect that the Memphis Morning News has been sold and will be consolidated with the Scimitar, the afternoon paper. The Chinese government has re fused the offer of the Banque De Paris to advance money toward the establishment of an imperial bank of China in return for control of the same. At Cripple Creek, Col., District Attorney Trowbridge dismissed the cases of 43 men who had been charged with complicity in the In dependence depot explosion and the Victor riot of June 6 last. It is probable that Russia will send a fifth officer, detached from the transport Kamtchatka, to Paris. He will testify to seeing torpedo boats thirty miles behind the bat tleship division and to wireless mes sages which were exchanged with the flagship. By the falling of a wall of one of the Oliver-Finnie buildings which was swept by fire several weeks ago at Memphis, James Pere witt, a negro laborer, sustained in juries from which he died later, and Birge Kirby, a white contractor, was fatally injured. In hii automobile accident in the suburbs of Los Angeles, Cal., Hum phrey Praed, assistant general man ager of the San Jacinto Land Com pany of Riverside, Cal., was in stantly killed and Miss Mila Ru dolph, leading lady of the “San Toy” Opera Company, and C. S. Fry, chauffeur, were seriously hurt. A call will be issued some time in the near future for a conference of southern leaders to meet in Washington and consider the ques tion of the political independence of the southern states. This does not, of course, mean secession, but taking a position independent of the north in the political campaigns of the future. The Texas comptroller has re ceived reports from all assessors of the state, and finds that the total land value is $1,082,587,438, an in crease over last year of $17,639,401. The heaviest decreases are in the small counties, where the cattlemen still have their herds. Next comes the oil counties, which went on a boom during the day of gushers and then fell back. The agricultural counties show a very slight decrease. The Lawson McGhee library in Knoxville, Tenn., was destroyed by fire. Loss $54,000. John A. Conly, a pioneer in the button manufacturing business in the west, is dead at his residence in Chicago from a stroke of paraly sis. Jewels valued at $3,000 have been stolen from the apartments of Mrs. Eleanor Lorraine-Beatty, a well-known society woman of Pitts burg: and New York President Roosevelt hes removtd from office two federal judges in Alaska. The fine stock on Belle Meade farm near Nashville was sold at auction. Chief Justice Fuller of the su premo court is now 72 years old and may resign. S Two Cody, Wyo.„ bank robbora, held up a saloon at Edmopolis and again escaped. A Wisconsin couple was killed in a runaway while (nroute to buy a coffin for a neighbor. The pay wagon of Forepaugh & Sells Bros.’ circus was robbed of $30,000 November 19 at Tarboro, N. C. A miuature train on the world** fair grounds was held up by two masked men and three passengers robbed. Two men were killed and seven injured by the explosion of a switch engine on the Southern railway at East St. Louis. The general missionary commit tee of the M. E. church appropriat ed $50,000 for work among the whites of the south. Commander Booth Tucker, fo/ eight years at the head of the Sal vation Army work in America, has returned to London. Virginia Republicans are urging the president to make an attempt to split the solid South by appoint a Southern man to a cabinet place. Judge Alton B. Parker has bought a home in New York and opened a law office at 32 Liberty street. He will not have a partner. Two alleged whitecappers were arrested at Jackson, Miss. Thov 7 %J are charged with driving negro United States homesteaders off their land. The naVal estimates for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1 90G, aggre gate $111,530,038, an increase of $17,372,118 over the last appropri ation. The estimate for the navy department proper is S7GB,GIO. Col. William Campbell Preston Breckinridge died November 10 from a stroke of j|iralysis. The end came peacefully. He had been gradually sinking for twenty-four hours, and for that length of time the case had been known to be help less. Yale earned a victory of 12 to 0 over her old-time rival. Harvard, in the presence of 32,000 spectators on Yale field November 19. The game was one in which Yale proved superior to a brawny set of oppo nents, both in the art of offense and defense. The Missouri state building was destroyed by fire November 19, re sulting from the explosion of a hot water heater in the basement. The principal loss is in the contents of the building. The building's cost was $145,000, and in the building were $75,000 worth of furnishings, the moot valuable of which were the portraits of all former Missouri governors and supreme judges. The executive committee of the National Non-Partisan Woman’s Christian Temperance Union .elect ed Mrs. Walter Van Alystyne of Rockford, 111., treasurer, and Mrs. Maggie Watson of Dunreith, Ind., third vice president. It was decid ed to hold the next meeting at In dianapolis November 22, 23 and 24, 1905. The resolutions adopted de clare that the liquor traffic must be regarded and dealt with as a crime. A dispatch from Constantinople says Turkey is ordering 100 new batteries of artillery from German, French and English factories, at the cost of $10,000,000. The Krupp company gets the largest contracts. Alexander Freeman, a negro 90 years old, has brought suit at New York against an express company for S3OO damages alleged to have been caused by the loss of an over coat that once belonged to Abraham Lincoln. Conductor W. B. Caldwell of Knoxville, Tenn., has been indicted for criminal negligence in regard to the orders which resulted in the recent Newmarket wreck i d which 85 persons were killed. m-- , , m Mississippi State News \ >-■ ■ ■— -m. i—• About Weather Forecasts. So many of our people being so little acquainted with the real sci ence of meteorology, or the art of weather prediction, and as Uncle Sam has established this branch of the government service particularly in the interest of the farmers of the country, we give place below for the following article on “Weather Fore casting,” from the pen of Mr. W. S. Belden, section director * of the United States weather bureau sta tioned at Vicksburg. Considering this subject, Mr. Belden says: Although much progress has' re cently been made In the development of the science of meteorology which is today making for Itself a place in our leading high school and college cur riculums, yet no meteorologist, noted for his scientific attainments, will at tempt to make weather forecasts for more than two or three days in ad vance. Notwithstanding these facts, there are our broad domain a few men who, for personal gain, seek to prey upon the credulity of the public by representing themselves as being especially weather-wise, or as having within their possession some mysteri ous power whereby they are enabled to forecast weather changes for a month or a year in advance. Some times men of this class attempt to represent that their forecasts are in a large measure dependent upon infor mation obtained from a scientific branch of the government, in order that they may thus gain standing with the press, which will enable them to disseminate their nefarious forecasts and secure renumeration for the same. Those who will carefully investigate for themselves by comparing those so called long-range forecasts with the daily weather, will soon become con vinced that there is no reliance to be placed in them. Almost any person with average intelligence and an ele mentary knowledge of the movements of storms, can make long-range weather forecasts that will reach just as high a percentage of verification as those made by men who have se cured notoriety for their supposed wisdom in forecasting weather changes. The most erudite meteorologists, in both Europe and America, have thoroughly investigated the subject of long-range forecasting with a view of establishing, if possible, some rela tion between weather causation and any one of the following named phe nomena: Planetary movements, vary ing positions of the moon, increase and decrease of sun spots and appar ent variation in solar intensity. In no case has the desired relationship been established. Prof. W. M. Davis, of Harvard College, says, in speaking of G. & S. I. to Make an Exhibit. The Gulf & Ship Island Railroad Company has determined to make an exhibit of all the various pro ducts in its territory at the State Corn and Cotton Carnival to be held in Jackson, beginning the first week in December. The company has ap pealed to the people of every station along its line to use every effort to have that particular station and its vicinity excel in its exhibit. It also appeals to the farmers, merchants, manufacturers, lawyers, doctors, fruit and truck growers to see that the exhibits from that section of the State will at least equal that from any other. All the people are urged to organize and agree upon what can be sent from each vicinity, and are asked to communicate freely and frequently with J. H. Bouslog, the industrial and immigration agent of the road, at Gulfport. The people along the line should properly ap preciate this action on the part of the railway people. Silver Creek Growing. The governor has received a peti tion from the citizens of Silver Creek asking that the place be raised from a village to a town. The cen sus recently taken shows that Silver Creek has a population of 619 peo ple. One year ago, when the con struction of the new Mendenhall- Columbia branch of the Gulf & Ship Island road was commenced, the place was not on the map. It is lo cated in a very fertile agricultural region, surrounded by fine virgin pine forests, and bids fair to become one of the most promising towns in that section of the State. - After Free Delivery. The progressive tawn of Laurel is arranging for its free delivery, which is expected to be inaugurated before a great while. Laurel is complying with all of the require ments of tlje United States govern ment in order that it may get free delivery. Laurel is one of the many towns in Mississippi which has shown remarkable growth. the influence of the moon upon the weather: “The more closely the sub ject is Investigated, the less reason there appears to be in the popular be lief that the moon exercises any sig nificant control over the weather.” In the light of present knowledge, weather forecasting, although limited to two or three days in advance, is nevertheless recognize as being of gre£t value, and has, therefore, been authorized by the leading govern meats of the world for the benefit of agriculture, commerce and navigation. Within the United States there are about 190 weather bureau stations, each equipped with standard meteoro logical instruments and operated by one or more trained observers. Twice daily (7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central time) weather observations are made and telegraphed from each of these sta tions to the central office at Washing ton, D. C. By special arrangements with telegraph companies a large part of these reports is also received at nearly all the weather bureau stations throughout the country. At each of these stations receiving the tele graphic reports elaborate charts are Immediately prepared graphically rep resenting the weather conditions that prevailed at the moment observations were made. Upon these charts as a basis, trained and experienced fore casters of the weather bureau make definite weather forecasts for a period varying from thirty-six to forty-eight hours in advance for all parts of the United States, the States being sub divided in case the kind of weather Indicated for one portion of a State differs from that indicated for another portion. The forecasts thus made are very rapidly disseminated by tele graph. telephone and mail, at govern ment expense, to more than 200,000 addresses, and also printed in nearly all the daily papers of the country. While no efforts have been spared to increase the accuracy of the fore casts to the highest possible degree, still there remains an element of error amounting to about fifteen per cent. In order to overcome some of the difficult problems that He in the path of farther Improvement in fore casting the chief of the weather bu reau has built and equipped an obser vatory at Mount eather, Virginia, where meteorological research work may be carried on under the super vision of the most able scholars ob tainable. This observatory is the only one of its kind in the world. The solution of problems such as re late to solar physics and terrestrial magnetism and the exploration of the upper atmosphere by means of kites and balloons will undoubtedly yield fruitful results. Indeed, the time may come when it will be possible to make seasonal forecasts on a truly scien tific basis, W. S. BELDEN, Section Director, Vicksburg, Miss. Establishing Laundries. During the past month nearly a dozen laundry corporations have been organized at various points in Mississippi, and the charters for warded to the governor for approval. The activity in laundry organization is attributed to the difficulty in get ting negroes to do family washing, and in many communities citizens have become so disgusted with this kind of trouble that they have de termined to organize these laundry companies and cater especially to family work. , •/ ' Stock Law in Carroll. Citizens of Carroll county are complaining of the non-enforce ment of the stock law. The county has had a stock law ordinance for many years, but the measure has al most lapsed into disuse, and some of the citizens have started an agita tion for its rigid enforcement. New Dairy Farm. H. R. Ihrie, of Meridian, who is establishing a large dairy farm in the western suburbs of Jackson, ex pects to have the establishment in partial operation within three or four weeks. The concern represents an investment of over $50,000. After a New School house. The town of Ackerman, Choctaw* county, is to hold a special election to pass on the question of issuing $lO,OOO in bonds for schoolhouse purposes. His Heart Was Always Right. Hon. Charles Scott, of Bolivar, who was awarded the grand prize for cotton at the St. Louis fair, has do nated the prize bale to the Soldiers* Home at Beauvoir.. It will be raf fled, and the proceeds given to the old soldiers. Will Have a Joint Building. The Odd Fellows and the Masons of Jackson have agreed to build a joint temple in that city. Both or ders have appointed committees to select the site. The structure con-, will -cost $50,000.