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The Starkville News
PUBLISHED WEEKLY. C-. .. ..■■■■ ----- / fiTARKVILLE. ; : x MISSISSIPPI. SBST" innn An Epitome of the Most Impor tant Events at Home and Abroad the Past Week. NORTH, EAST, WEST, SOUTH. A Uliapae at What CBrtH la Do lav Together With a Carafali/ Digested aad Coadenard Compila tion of Carreat Sew* Item*, Both Domestic and Foreign. CONGRESSIONAL. NOTES. The first session of the Fifty-ninth congress closed its work with the going out of the month of June. The session will bear comparison with any of late years in the amount of important leg islation enacted. The appropriations will approximate $900,000,000. President Roosevelt of the ses sion ol congress just closed, that it has done more along the lines of “real constructive statesmanship" than has been accomplished at any other ses sion with which he is familiar. Speaker Cannon says: “In my judg ment the work done and the legisla tion enacted in the session just closed exceeds in importance for the best interests of the people, the work of any session during my 30 years of pub lic life.” (iEMBRAL NEW* ITEM*. Lewis S. Clark, for eight years re publican national committeeman for Louisiana, died suddenly in New Or leans of acute indigestion. H. Me. K. Twombly. Jr., aged 18 years, only son of H. McK. Twombly, the New York capitalist, was drowned while bathing in Big Squam lake at Holderness, N. H. President Rosevelt has declined the invitation of the Commercial Travel ers’ Anti-Trust league to preside at a reception it is to tender William J-. Bryan, at Madison Square garden, New York, August 19. Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Longworth ere in Paris, the guests of Ambassa dor McCormick. Several interesting functions in their honor were given during their stay at the French cap ital. Attorney General Rogers of Ar kansas has filed suits against several ice companies in Little Rock under the anti-trust law’, alleging a combination to prevent competition. The remains cf Mrs. James Tanner, wife of the commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, who was accidentally killed at Helena. Mont., af ter funeral services in Washington, W’ere interred in the National ceme tery at Arlington, Va. Among the floral tributes was a wreath from President and Mrs. Roosevelt. George W. Householder, who started the first evening paper in Kansas City, Mo., the Kansas City Evening Bul letin, in 1868, died at his home in that city, aged 81 years. The United States cruiser Columbia and the gunboats Mayflower and Ta coma are to be stationed at various ports in San Domingo where custom houses with American collectors are Installed. Guatemala and Salvador are making overtures to the United States to act as arbitrator of their troubles arising from the alleged activity of Salvador In support of the revolutionary move ment in Guatemala. The fall of the Russian ministry ap pears to have been postponed on ac count of the refusal of the constitu tional democrats to participate in a coalition cabinet. Premier GoremeHin still asserts his anxiety to retire. The prefect of police of Moscow has ordered that striking building trades employes be expelled from Moscow, and Che city council has decreed that re lief for the unemployed shall not be ex tended to strikers. Hon. Grover Cleveland is reported ill at his home in Princeton, N. J., and was obliged to cancel an engagement to come west for a fishing trip in Wis consin with James H. Eckels, former comptroller of the currency. Benjamin *F. Burd, aged 46 years, member of the Burd & Fletcher Print ing Cos., of Kansas City, Mo., and prom inent in business affairs in that city, committed suicide by shooting in his private office. Financial and domestic worries are, assigned as the cause. The Belgian crew captured the grand challenge cup in the Henley regatta in England and the British oarsmen are terribly disgruntled. Abe Attell retains the featherweight championship of America by getting the decision in a vicious 20-round bat tle at Los Angeles, Cal., with Frankie Neil, before the Pacific Athletic club. He landed six blorva to his opponent’s one. The Crown Princess Frederick W!IV lam of Germany celebrated the Fourth of July by presenting her husband with a son and the German empire with an heir to tha throne. There was great rejoicing, and a salute of 101 guns was fired in honor of the event and half a million copies of the official gazette anouncing It distributed gratis. The prince will be christened Wilhelm August 12. Secretary of State Elihu Root, ac companied by Mrs. Root, his son Ed ward and his daughter. Miss Edith, have started on the cruiser Charleston for the trip to Brazil and other South American republics. Americans abroad, as is their wont, celebrated Independence day. Recap* tions and banquets were held at the American embassies in London, Paris, Vienna and Rome; the visiting Nor wegian-Americans celebrated in Chris tiana; the American colony and tour ists did likewise in Copenhagen; the Americans in Berlin got up a game of baseball, and at Guayqull, Eucuador, the foreign consulates hoisted flags and a military band serenaded the American consulate. Harry Kendall Thaw, learning that the women and boys confined in the Tombs prison in New York had been treated to ice cream and cake on the Fourth of July, and that the men were overlooked, promptly ordered a supply of the delicacies for his fellow male prisoners. It took 46 quarts of cream and 30 dozen cakes to go round. In a duel on horseback at Pittkin, Col., George Campbell was shot and killed by Frank Vader, a ranchman. Vader says Campbell stole a horse from him. The “Welcome” arch at Denver. Col., erected opposite the union station at a cost of $22,000, raised' by voluntary contributions, which, on special occa sions, will carry 1,800 electric lights, was dedicated on the Fourth, Prof. Henry A. Ward, of Chicago, a well-known naturalist, w’as struck by an automobile in Buffalo, N, Y., and killed. Admiral Rojestvensky, in an effort to save the surviving members of his staff and other officers who surren dered the gunboat Bedovi to the Jap anese, endeavored to shoulder tTIe en tire blame at the court-martial, but the court insisted upon taking evidence. The London Times’ correspondent at Tokio declares that the reports that Japan is striving to oust British trade and shipping from the far east by se cret government grants and hostile tar iffs are absolutely unfounded. President Roosevelt delivered his Fourth of July address at Oyster Bay in a downpour of rain and he and his auditors got a thorough wetting. There was high jinks and fireworks at Saga more Hill at night. James Sloan, chief of the presi dent’s secret service corps at Oyster Bay. has been arrested charged with assaulting Clarence Legendre, a New York photographer, who insisted on taking a snapshot of the president on his arrival at Oyster Bay. It is said that in the face of the ter rible accident at Salisbury, England, the people of that city displayed a stolidity that would lead one to be lieve that such disasters were of daily occurrence. R. S. Critchell, of Chicaco, one of the more seriously injured in the Eng lish railroad wreck, was at last ac counts in such a critical condition, in the hospital at Salisbury, that little hope was entertained for his recov ery. The assessed value of the real and personal estates in the city of New York is placed at $6,305,794,185, an in crease of $393,649,958 as compared with the valuation a year ago. Leonard Boat, his wife and six chil dren were drowned while attempting to ford the Animas river near Cedar Hill, N. M., on their way to Durango, Col., to attend a street carnival. The United States delegates to the Pan-American congress at Rio Janeiro sailed from New York on the steam er Byron. July 2. The civil service commission an nounces that an examination of candi dates for meat inspectors under the recently enacted law will be held July 21. Candidates need not be veteri narians, but must be qualified to de termine whether or not meat is sound, wholesome and fit for human food. The salary is SI,OOO a year to begin with. Owen B. ‘Vyilliams, a section fore man at Custer, Mont; drew the first prize at the Crow reservation land drawing at Billings, Mont. Three small boys selected from the crowd did the drawing from tne ■wheel. At Mexicali, Mexico, near Imperial, Cal., a large number of adobe build ings have given way to the flood and tumbled into New river, which at last account! was steadily rising. The orange season for the southern California growers has been a pros perous one. While the fruit has been smaller the prices have been better, and the total shewing when the sea son ends, August first, is expected to be ahead of last year. Dominic C. O’Malley, one of the owners of the New Orleans Item, who was convncted of criminal libel and sentenced to pay a fine of SSOO and to serve eight months* imprisonment, has been pardoned by Gov. Blanchard of Louisiana, on account of ill health. |^MISSISSIPPI M ATTERsJ Mississippi College. The report of President W. T. Low rcy of Mississippi College formed an in teresting feature of the Baptist State convention in session at Vicksburg. There were 300 pupils enrolled at the college last year, and it was hoped that the number would be increased to 400 next session. The income from rents and other sources had been sufficient to meet all running expenses. The pres ent endowment of the college was SIOO,- 945.47, and of this amount $00,352.77 had been addedi to the fund during the past five years. The report stated that the Jennings family of Water Valley, who had prom ised $20,000 for a memorial hall to the late Capt. Z. T. Jennings, had already paid to the college SIO,OOO of this amount and would pay the additional SIO,OOO before the next year. The Gen eral Educational Society having prom ised the college $25,000 on the condition that $75,000 be raised by the college before the end of this year, approxi mately $52,000 had already been sub scribed for the college. The $20,000 given the college endowment fund by Andrew Carnegie was a\go dependent on the raising of this $75,000 by the col lege. The convention was asked to set aside the coming November as college month, when the collections would be taken up in the various Baptist'churches of the State for the benefit of the Baptist in stitutions of learning. Houston Branch Progress. Track laying on the Houston branch of the Mobile & Ohio has been completed to Calhoun City, in Calhoun county. The surfacing crew is now engaged in bal lasting the truck between Vardanian and Dernier, and just as soon as this work is finished it is thought that trains will be gin running between Okolona and Cal houn City. At present the trains run to Vardanian and back to Okolona the same day. It is not definitely known what course the road will take from Calhoun City, but it is generally understood that the management has no intention of stopping the road in Calhoun county. No Joint Debate. The management of the Mississippi Chautauqua seems to have made a mis take in billing Gov. Vardanian and Rep resentative John S. Williams to speak in “joint discussion” at Gulfport on a cer tain specified date. Neither one of these distinguished gentlemen, it seems, had made any arrangements for any joint discussion, or, in fact, to speak at Gulf port at all. For Old Ladies* Home. The Old Ladies’ Home Association of Mississippi reports good headway with its work of raising funds for the building of the home in the western suburbs of Jack son. About s<‘>,ooo is now in hand, and within a short time the building commit tee will have* plans and specifications drawn and work commenced on the struc ture. Picnic and Barbecue. A big barbecue r*nd picnic was giyen by the Masons and Knights of Pythias at Schlater, in Leflore county. Dinner was served to several thousand people from all over the county. Several speeches by prominent lodgemen, two ball games and other amusements helped to make the large crowd enjoy. itseir. State Insurance Company. The incorporators of the Mississippi Home Relief Association have applied for and secured approval of their charter to begin business in the town of Booneville, in Prentiss county, the association being formed for the purpose of writing life in surance, the maximum policy to be SI,OOO. Reynolds Took Five Years. New Reynolds, who was convicted at Greenville of and sentenced to ten years’'imprisonment, accepted a reduction of the sentence to five years and waived appeal. U. C. V. Reunion. The reunion of the old U. G. V. camp of Benton county was celebrated at Ash land, with a large crowd in attendance. The welcome address was made by Hon. W. A. McDonald. $50,000 Fire. Fire here destroyed the Ross building, one of the largest stores and office build ngs in Hattiesburg, entailing a loss of $50,000, with insurance amounting to' $20,000. Big Timber Land Dhal. Hawkins & Cos., of Hattiesburg, closed a deal for 3,400 acres of timber land in Lamar county, the amount being $127,- DOO. Through the efforts of Vice-President Washington, of the Cotton Association, Starkville is to have a cotton warehouse for the purpose of caring for cotton safe ly and cheaply while being held for a fair (price. NOT MEANT FOR DIVER. Nature Seemingly Had Neglected to Fit Young Scotchman for Pro* fession He Desired. Not all men are fitted for all things. The fact that an individual shines in one profession is no proof that he may adopt any career with'equal suc cess. Rob, whose adventures are re corded in Mr, Whitmarsh’s “The World’s Rough Hand,” was a good fellow, and doubtless played his part In the world with credit to himself, but he was not born to be a diver, as his experiences show. One of the greatest dangers in diving Is that of panic. The quality a diver needs more than any other is presence of mind. * A young Scotchman, six feet tall, by the name of Rob, applied to me for a position as diver. He had a sweet heart at home, and, tempted by the high wages, was anxious to learn the business. One time, when work was slack, I let him go down. I told him minutely how to manage, screwed on his face glass and sent hfm under. I felt him land on the bottom and signal that all was right. Then he walked away from the boat, paying out most of the line. After a little he stopped. I imagined him resting, and thought he was doing re markably well. All at once I noticed a dark blad der-like object floating at some dis tance from the boat. At first I thought it was a turtle. Something made me look at it more carefully, and then I began to haul the line in. The “turtle” was Rob. As he drew nearer we could hear him screaming his loudest inside the swollen dress. I got him alongside, unscrewed the escape-valve, and hauled him on deck. All the time he was crying: “Let me out!” When Rob came to his senses, we learned that he had become fright ened lest his dress should burst, and had screwed the escape-valve the wrong way, keeping in the air instead of letting it escape. He lost his pres ence of mind altogether, and fell down. The confined air accumulated in the bulkiest part of the dress and floated him. The second attempt Rob made as a diver nearly cost him his life. He made the very same mistake with the valve. Then, crazed by fear, he be gan to unscrew his face glass. For tunately for his sweetheart, he lost consciousness before he got it off. He was delirious for some hours after we had hauled him up. We decided he was not fit for a diver, and that his road to fortune lay in some other direction. —Youth’s Companion. ANNUAL GREEN GOODS STORY. l ■ O* CHAfIUt I chapter 3~~* y thi Doctor, op w&m-'h He Recovered His Artist. It was at an afternoon party. Tht hostess was anxious for a sensation, and aesiring something other than the orthodox thought reader and the fraudulent palmist, engaged a troune of performing fleas for the entertain ment of her visitors. The party was a great success. When it broke up a loud wail rent the air. It was the voice of the impresario frantic with excitement. “What is it? Tell me, I implore you/’ said the hostess. “Ach, madam, I has lost von of my fleas. Vere has it gone?” “At that moment a lady wearing a gray gown brushed past him. “Ach, madam, pardon,” said the manager, greatly relieved, lightly pick ing something from her shoulder; “vun of my artistes.” —. One Blessing. “Well,” said Morner, “poor old Spowter has gone to that bourne whence no traveler returns.” “Yes,’ replied Grouch. “Thank goodness, he can’t come back and leo ture stout itl” CHAS. L. SAUER, GRAND SCRIBE 1 • ■ ' ' . x-i-.'.' : -x*>. ivflaCT^ .•A- yPSSSSo • PERU-NA STRENGTHENS THE ENTIRE SYSTEM. Mr. Chas. L. Sauer, Grand Scribe. Grand Encampment I. O O. F. of ♦Texas, and Assistant City Auditor, writes from the City Hall, San Antonio, Tex.: “Nearly two ago I accepted a position as secretary and treasurer with one of the leading- dry. goods establishments of Galveston, Tex. “ The sudden change from a high and dry altitude to sea level proved too much for me and I became afflicted wAth catarrh and cold in the head, and general debility to such an extent as to almost incapacitate me for attending to my duties. ‘*l was Induced to try Peruna, and after taking several bottles in small doses I am pleased to say that / was entirely restored to my normal condi tlonand have ever since recommended the use of Peruna to my friends.* * FROM A CYNIC’S DICTIONARY. Rouge—Face suicide. Benedick —A penitent bachelor. Courage—Marrying a second time. Love —The banked fires of passion. Divorce —The correction of an error Altruism —Mowing your neighbor’s lawn. Suspicion—Testing the engagement ring on window glass. Jealousy—A tribute to man’s vanity that every wise woman pays. Furious —A word expressing the pleasure a girl experiences when she Is kissed. Conscience —The internal whisper that says: “Don’t do it; you might get caught.” Widowhood —The only compensation some women get out of marriage.— Henry Thompson. Water Wagon—A vehicle from which a man frequently dismounts to boast of the fine ride he’s having. First of Grange Banks. The opening of a bank with a cap ital of $25,000 in Tioga, Pa., would not, under ordinary circumstances, constitute a notable event, but as the bank is organized under the auspices of the State Grange, is owned and man aged by grangers, and is designed to be he first of a series of grange banks, its opening Is very interesting. Sacrifice Made by Judge. Justice Holmes, of the supreme court, in order that he may preserve his mind free from distractions of in formation and misinformation that would impair his efficiency and wis dom as a jurist, does not allow him self to read the newspapers. Jißww “20-MULE-TEAM” BORAX SOAP Saves Its Cost in Time Labor and Starch Is Absolutely Uninjurious to the finest fabrics, never causes discol orations, makes the clothes snowy white, and hy£ienically clean and unlike ordinary laundry soaps, keeps the hands soft and white. Free Sample for top from pound carton 20-Mule-Team Borax and dealer’s name, your name and address anC 5 eta. in stamps including Free a Souvenir Picture 7xU Inches in 10 colors. Address PACIFIC. COAbX piiRAX CO., CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.