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The Starkville News
PUBLISHED WEEKLY. fiTARKVIU-B. : ; I MISSISSIPPI. Beautifying Our Cities. Many American cities are built upon sites of which the natural beauty is un surpassed. Many have fine parks anti boulevards and handsome streets of fine houses. Some have excellent pub lic buildings and magnificent bridges. Yet as to architectural constructions, no American city is beautiful as are Paris inti some other European cities. One reason is, says Youth’s Compan ion. that the ancient cities have had time to put on the beauty of age; but their modern portions, constructed often at less expense than too many American builders lavish on costly monstrosities, have tone, harmony, good taste uuequaled in this country. The reason is that in European cities there Is authoritative supervision over every building. Architects are re quired, as they are not required in this country, to build with reference to the architectural and natural sur roundings. The American unit of de sign is the building. The European unit is the street, the district, the whole city. There is a change for the better. Washington, which owes what architectural order it has to a Frenchman, will have a consistent plan to which future buildings are to conform, and the main street to the capitol will not always be lined with squalor to the very foot of that migluy building. The mayor of Portland nas recently issued a pamphlet on the beautifying of his native city. A mor€ dignified approach is being planited tc the beautiful Brooklyn bridge, the great piers of which now rise out ol rubbish heaps. The American city ol the future will be a work of art, not a chaos. Race Deterioration. That physical degeneration of the British race at home is an impending danger l as been recognized to the ex tent that a parliamentary commission has investigated the subject. In a re port recently submitted to commis sion recognizes the danger and enu merates the causes of the down-grade movement. Overcrowding, with its at tendant evils, is given first considera tion in the report, which show’s that the death rate increases in startling proportions wherever condensation ol people takes place. Other causes named are unhealthy conditions ol w’ork, the tendency to leave the open country and huddle in towns and cities and bad or insufficient food. The re port of the British commission may well ne studied by sociologists arc civic authorities everywhere. The exodus from the rural districts tc crowded cities is widespread, and at the other evils making toward race deterioration spring from that. In cit ies the struggle is for existence, not for progress, and men must work un der conditions which would not tempi them in the country. There is just so much room, so much w’ork and sc much bread, and many are scrambling for a portion. The threatening condi tions and tendencies found in Great Britain are to be noted in this country, yet it is not too late late to avoid here the blighting results noticed abroad. Since the announcement of his com ing marriage to Miss Roosevelt Con gressman Longworth’s mail has in creased fourfold. Nearly half of his letters contain certain recipes for* pro moting the grow’th of hair and he is of fered any quantity of infallible tonics if he will use them and send testimoni als in return. He gets statistics tc prove that no bald-headed man has ever been known to go insane; that lack of hair is a preservative against all man ner of pulmonary diseases; that crim inals of all classes are noted for their growth of shaggy hair, usually straight and black, and that bald-headed men in all times and ages have stood for benevo lence, intellectual ripeness and law abiding qualities. Almost anything is likely to happen to us if we just sit around and wail. The man who kills himself because he has lost all interest in life should al ways give himself six months more when he seems to be at the very end of his rope. In those six months, says the Minneapolis Journal, it i within the bounds of possibility that his mine may begin to pay dividends, that he may find a ten-dollar gold piec? on the sidewalk, that somebody will think be is a pretty good fellow and leave him SIO,OOO in his will, that h£ will see a good dog fight, or get a chance to beat the coal trust. Don’t frill yourself. Wait! THE WEEK'S NEWS TERSELY OUTLINED Ad Epitome of the Most Important Events at Home and Abroad the Past Week. NORTH, EAST, WEST, SOUTH. Wlmt Coftsreii i Uoiutf, Toaetbcr tilth Latest Developments In tlae Internal Troubles in Russia* nn<l Items Culled from Important Hap penings All Over the World. CONGRESSIONAL NOTES. The senate passed the urgent defi ciency bill practically as reported from the committee on appropriations. An attempt to strike out the provision re lieving alien workmen in the Panama canal zone from the operation of the eight-hour law tailed. The senate passed the bill giving civil war telegraphers a pensionable status. The house passed the Hepburn rail road rate bill by a vote oi 346 to'7. Those voting against the bill were; Littlefield, McCall, Perkins. Sibley, bcuthwick, Veer.and and Weeks, all re publicans. The house passed the pension appro priation bill with a provision enact ing into statute the celebrated order of the president declaring age conclusive evidence of disability to perform man ual labor. The senate passed the bill of Senator Warner, of Missouri, which provides for an investigation by the treasury de partment into what is known as the “Third installment Missouri war claims.’’ The bill has been urged through a number of congresses. THE SITUATION IN RUSSIA. War is on in St. Petersburg be tween the “fighting organizations” of the revolutionists and the “black hun dreds.” A band of “reds” surrounded a cabaret on the bank of the Nevsky liver, above the city, and threw a bomb among an assemblage of workmen, and then opening fire on the panic-stricken inmates, killing two and wounding IS. Troops interevened and many arrests were made. The Russian peasants while intense ly land hungry, have no idea, of ac quiring the coveted acres b* purchase, but are determined to receive it as a gift from the government. The Russian insurance men, at a conference in St. Petersburg, decided not to pay losses sustained on account of agrarian riots or armed revolts. The false emperor and his suite, who have been stirring up the people of the Volga regiou, have finally been arrested near Duieprovsk. The elections for the Russian nation al assembly are fixed for April 7. The opening session will be held April 28. Thirteen revolutionaries were con demned by a drumhead court-martial and summarily executed in Xainoden district. GENERAL NEWS ITEMS. Paul Laurence Dunbar, the “poet of the negro race,” died at his home in Dayton, 0., of consumption, aged 34 years. He began active life as a news boy. Allan J. Chantry, Jr., of Malvern, la., is the honor man of the graduating class of the United States naval acad emy, closely followed by Whitford Drake, of Waltham. Mass., and John Paul Miller, of Lancaster, Ky. The figures of their standing are 517.25, 515.21 and 514.79 respectively. Charles G. Deign, charged with the murder of R. K. Lewis, of West Farm ington. 0., a wealthy farmer and stock dealer, has confessed the crime. The London Statist calls upon Presi dent Roosevelt to step into the breach, as he did with Russia and Japan, and save the situation at Algeciras, which, it fears, is otherwise foredoomed to failure. A movement started recently by the district bench of Hennepin county, Minnesota, has resulted in all the judges in the state Returning their an nual railroad passes. Eight hundred of the 1.500 inhabi tants of Littleton, a West Virginia oil town, were rendered homeless by a fire that swept away nearly every business place and much of the residence por tion. The Royal Astronomical society of Great Britain has conferred upon, Prof. William Wallace Campbell, of Lick ob servatory, California, the gold medal for 1905, for his achievements in spec troscopic work. Countess Howe, daughter of the sev enth duke of Marlborough and aunt of the present duke, is dead. A statue to Ralph Waldo Emerson Is to be erected at Concord, Mass., the town where he lived and died. Prof. Emil von Behring, the German discoverer of the diphtheria serum, has announced his determination of keep ing his tuberculosis remedy secret till next autumn. The next session of the Transmissis slppi congress will be held In- Kansas City, Me., November 20-23, 1906. The president and Mrs. Roosevelt ask the kind consideration of their many friends whom it is impracticable, by reason of the limitations of the White House accommodations, to invite to the wedding of Miss Alice Roosevelt and Mr. Nicholas Longworth. The Frances Shimer academy at Mt. Carroll, 111., affiliated with the Univer sity of Chicago, was destroyed by fire. The trustees decided to rebuild at once. A. Howard Hinkle, of Cincinnati, has subscribed $5,000 as the nucleus of a fund for the erection of a memorial to Theodore Thomas In thaT city. The Brazilian congress has voted S4OO,(HH) for the reception and enter tainment of the delegates to the Pau- American congress in Rio Janeiro next spring. An insane ex-soldier, Joseph Ki.sxsi um, who wanted President Roosevelt to pay him $9,000,000, was arrested, at the White House in Washington, and sent to the government hospital for the in sane. An inventory of the estate of the late William B. Thompson, of St. Louis, shows the actual value to be $806,416.50, instead of the reputed $4,000,000. The Japanese have added to their na val establishment six battleships, three cruisers, two coast defense ironclads, two gunboats and three destroyers, that had been sunk by the Russians at Port Arthur. Rufus Johnson, charged with the murder cf Miss Florence W. AlUnson, near Moorestovvn, N. J., was tried and convicted at Mt. Holly, N. J., and sen tenced to be hanged February 22. Rev. Justin G. Wade, charged with sending improper letters through the mail to a boy, attempted to commit sui cide by throwing himself in front of a train at Waukegan, 111., a few hours before he was to have been arraigned. He v, as seriously injured. St,Paul’s Methodist Episcopal church, at Ashland avenue and Harrison street, Chicago, was destroyed by fire; loss, $125,000. The last of the W r hite House evening knees for the season was given in hon or cf the army and navy, and was very largely attended. Gov. Pattison of Ohio has signed the two-cent car fare bill. It will not go into effect, however, till March 10. The house of representatives will not take official cognizance of the wedding of Miss Alice Roosevelt and Represen tative Longworth, but all the same will hold no session on February 17. The world’s largest sailing ship was launched at Bremerhaven, Germany. It is 42S feet long and 54 feet beam, and is of 8,000 tons burden. Nevadans are making strenuous ef forts to secure the reinstatement of Trenmore Coffin, the m i fish i pin an from that state expelled for hazing. Count Boni de Castellane is said to have contracted debts for jewelry, un known to the countess, to the extent of 6,000,600 francs. The countess declares that she will not foot the bills. Mrs. Ethel Beattie, daughter of the late Marshall Field, who is beneficiary by her father’s will to the extent of $6,000,000, says the amount is “more than sufficient.” And now Miss Edith Crater, a young Denver (Col.) actress, is butting in on the honeymoon of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Mizner with a breach of promise suit, backed up, it is alleged, by a bunch of torrid love letters. Henry White, the principal Ameri can representative at the Algeciras conference, is credited with having done more to smooth tho differences between France and Germany than all the rest combined. Cuba’s wedding gift to Miss Alice Rossevelt will be a collar of pearls. It has been purchased in Paris by the Cuban minister there, and forwarded to Mr. Quesada, the Cuban minister in Washington, who will present it. The trustees of the United Society of Christian Endeavor, at a meeting in New r York, unanimously decided upon Seattle, Wash., as the place for the next general convention, in 1907. The emperor of Japan has conferred the first class order of merit on Gen. Daniloff, the Russian commissioner in charge of the transfer of the Russian prisoners of war, A condition of mutiny is said to have existed for a time on board the cruiser Marblehead while in southern Pacific waters on account of lack of shore leave and absence of fresh veg etables. One soldier was reported dead, an other dying and eight others seriously ill in the hospital at Castle William, the military prison on governor’s isl and, New York, as the result of drink ing wood alcohol that had been smug gled in. Gen. Grant has ordered a rigid investigation. The Greater Pittsburg bill, provid ing for the consolidation of Pittsburg and Allegheny, subject to a joint vote of both cities, has been signed by Gov. Pennypacker of Pennsylvania. Paul Carey, a 15-year-old negro, was caught in the act of rifling letters stol en from lock boxes in the post office at Scuth McAlester, I. T. The office had been robbed beforfe in the same manner, and several thousand dollars’ worth of checks are missing. / The bodies of J. M. Christmas, his wife and son, with the heads almost severed, were found in their home near Cottonwood, Ala. The murders are supposed to have been committed (n connection with robbery. ♦hwimmmimhmimnmimoom; iiiw 1 HE- ATTENDS TO BUSINESS who goes straight to work to cure £ | Hurts, Sprains, Bruises 2 by the use of I St. Jacobs Oil I X and saves time, money and gets out of misery quickly. a *;• Xt Acts Like Magic. Price, 25c. and 50c. sj. OLD-WOULD NOTABLES. Maj. Gen. Trotski, who was recently made commander of St. Petersburg, was born on July 26, 1847. Capt. Stubbs, secretary of Liverpool Orphan institution, is one of the few living persons who served on Nelson’s flagship Victory. Geza von Fejercary, the recently ap pointed premier of the Hungarian cabinet, has received almost every decoration his country can bestow. Mine. Loubet, wife of the president of France, has interested herself in the poor of Paris, particularly in the children of the poor and orphans. Mrs, Poultney Bigeiow is a favorite in English society. At Cannes, in London and in the country she is equally popular. Mrs. Bigelow is a moralist—a witty moralist. Archibald Stuwock, formerly loco motive engineer of the Great North ern railroad of England, recently en tered his ninetieth year, having joined the road in 1850 when it was a narrow gauge system. After residing in Japan 29 years Prof. Baelz has returned to his home at Stuttgart. He was one of the savants imported by the Japanese government with the view of Euro peanizing the country. For a quarter of a century he was professor at tho Tokio university. Most of the prom inent physicians in Japan are his pupils. 31 Boxes of Gold 300 Boxes of Greenbacks For the most words made tip from these letters Y- I- O - Grape - Nuts 331 people will earn these prizes. Around the fireside or about the well lighted family reading table during the winter evenings the children and grown ups can play with their wits and see how many words can be made. 20 people making the greatest number of words will each receive a little box containing a SIO.OO gold piece. 10 people will each win one box con taining a |5.00 gold piece. 300 people will each win a box con taining SI.OO in paper money and one person who makes the highest number of words over all contestants will recei\ e a box containing SIOO.OO in gold. It is really a roost fascinating bit of fun to take up lust evening after evening and see how many words can be added. A few rules are necessary for absolute fair play. Any word authorized by Webster’s dictionary will be counted, but no name of person. Both the singular and plural can be used, as for instance “grape” and “grapes.” The letters in “Y-I-O-Grape-Nuts” may be repeated in the same word. Geographical names authorized by Webster will be counted. Arrange the words in alphabetical classes, all those beginning with A to gether and those beginning with E to come under E, etc. When you are writing down the words leave some spaces, in the A, E, and other columns to fill in later as new words come to you, for they will spring Into mind every evening. It Is almost certain that some contest ants will tie with others. In such cases a prize identical in value and character with that offered in that class shall be awarded to each. Each one will be re quested to send with the list of words a plainly written letter describing the ad vantages of Grape-Nuts, but the contest ant is not required to purchase a pkg. These letters are notto contain poetry, or fancy flourishes, but simple, truthful statements of fact. For illustration: A person may have experienced some incip ient or chronic ails traceable to unwise selection of food that failed to give the body and brain the energy, health and power desired. Seeking better conditions a change in food is made and Grape-Nuts and cream used in place of the former diet. Suppose one quits the meat, fried potatoes, starchy, sticky messes of half cooked oats or wheat and cuts out the coffee. Try, say, for breakfast, a bit of fruit, a dish of Grape-Nuts and cream, two soft-boiled eggs, a slice of hard toast and a cup of Postum Food Coffee. Some LITTLE LAUGHS. A Denver girl sprained her ankle at a football game. Gee, she must have a deep voice! Palm —Do men usually give accord ing to their means? Pepper—No; according to their mean ness. Orange—Has he an interest in the business? Lemon—Only a slight curiosity, f, believe. Plum—Why do they call an auto “she?” Prunes —It’s so hard to manage, and so expensive. Emmeline —I pity the man that mar ries you. Eleanor —I’d do the same for the man that marries you, only I know there’ll never be any such man. She —I’ll learn you to find fault with my temper. When we married you took me for better or worse. He —Yes, Martha, but did I hope there would have been something like an average. Japs in Formosa. The Japanese population of Formosa numbers only 50,000 out of the total of 3,000,000. amateur says: “A man would faint away on that,” but my dear friend we will put dollars to your pennies that the noon hour will find a man on our breakfast huskier and with a stronger heart-beat and clearer working brain than he ever had on the old diet. Suppose, if you have never really mad© a move for absolutely clean health that pushes you along each day with aspring in your step and a reserve vigor in mus cle and brain that makes the doing of things a pleasure, you join the army of “plain old common sense” and start in now. Then after you have been 2or weeks on the Grape-Nuts training you write a statement of how you used to be and how you are now. The simple facts will interest others and surprise your self. We never publish names except on permission, but we often tell the facts in the newspapers and when requested give the names by*private letter. There is plenty of time to get personal experience with Grape-Nuts and write .a sensible, truthful letter to be sent in with the list of words, as the contest does not close until April 30th, 1906. So start in as soon as you like to building words, and start in using Grape-Nuts. Cut this statement out and keep the letters Y-1-0- Grape-Nuts before you and when you write your letter you will have some reason to write on the subject “Why I Owe Grape-Nuts.” Remember 331 persons will win prizes, which will be awarded in an exact and just manner as soon as the list can be counted after April 30th, 1906. Every contestant will be sent a printed list of names and addresses of winners on ap plication, in order to have proof that the prizes are sent as agreed. The company is well known all over the world for ab solute fidelity to its agreements and every single one of the 331 winners may depend on receiving the prize won. Many persons might feel it useless to contest, but when one remembers the great number of prizes—(33l) —the curi osity of seeing how many words can real ly be made up evening after evening and the good, natural fun and education in the competition, it seems worth the trial; there is no cost, nothing to lose and a fine opportunity to win one of the many boxes of gold or greenbacks. We make the prediction that some who win a prize of gold or greenbacks, will also win back health and strength worth more to them than a wagon full of money prizes. There are no preliminaries, cut out this statement and go at it, and send in the list and letter before April 30th, 1906, to Postum Cereal Cos., Ltd., Battle Creek. Mich., and let your name and address be plainly written.