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The Starkvillc News
jg- - 1 - y PUBLISHED WEEKLY. OTARKVILL* ill MISSISSIPPI. , ■■ '■■■' 1 NEWS OF THE WEEK ! * 1 AN EPITOME OF THE MOST IM- I PORTANT EVENTS AT HOME AND ABROAD. NORTH, EAST, WEST, SOOTH % Carefully Digested and Con \ densed Compilation of Cur rent News Domestic and Foreign. f The new treaty between the United States and Santo Domingo, intended to replace the treaty which has been pending before the United States sen ate for the last two years, was ratified by the Dominican congress. English sailors repeated their vic tory over the American, German, Aus trian and Argentine crews in Friday’s races in Hampton Roads. Capt. Arnold Sutermeister, who re cruited the Eleventh Indiana batterj at Fort Wayne, Ind., and commanded it for three years during the civil war, died at Kansas City, Mo., aged 77 years. The battery was engaged in many battles and won especial distinc tion at Chickamauga. One of the great walls of Chuviscar dam, near Chihuahua, Mex.. suddenly gave way Thursday, engulfing nearly 40 men under the enormous weight of masonry and water. Between 15 and 20 of the workmen are dead, 13 injured and several others unaccount ed for. Some of the injured will die. Friday’s sessions closed the business of the annual meeting of the general society of the Daughters of the Revolu tion held in Wheeling, W. Va . A campaign of education directed against the comic sections of Sunday newspapers was decided upon at Fri day’s session of the International Kindergarten Union in New York. The new building for the interna tional bureau of American republics has attracted 136 architects, who seek the privilege of submitting plan.-?. A bribe of $20,000 was offered Chief Clerk Lucas of the Arkansas house of representatives to allow the Amis anti-race track gambling bills to be lost, according to a report at Little Rock. Arcangelo Rossi, the tenor, who T\as with the Gonreid Opera Company in San Francisco during the earthquake, and who as the result of the fright he experienced has not since been well, tried to commit suicide at Milan. C. L. Schroederra traveling man, representing the Empire Moulding Works of 40 Union Park place, Chica go, ywas beaten into insensibility on the street in San Diego, Cal., by thugs after being robbed of S3OO and a gold .watch. Under the direction of the depart ment of the interior, a corps of special agents began work examining fences and titles to public land in Wyoming. No additional details have been re ceived concerning the alleged attack by Santiago policemen on American Sailors Tuesday. Maj. Gerald Rathbone died in San lYancisco after a brief illness. He was consul at Paris under toe first -Cleveland administration. During the war he was aide on the staff of Gen. •Schofield. Rt. Rev. Bishop Hoban met 12 of the Italian priests of the diocese of Scranton, Pa., with the supposed ob ject of organizing societies in each section w T here there is an Italian church to combat the “Black Hand. * Widow of the late Charles T. Yerkes sues Wilson Mizner, her second hus band, for divorce, alleging that he married her for her money; that he ill •treated her, and that he was unfaith ful. Arthur McEwan, chief editorial writer of the New York American and well known throughout the \\ est in journalistic circles, died suddenly at Hamilton, Bermuda. 'Col. R. W T Hoyt, commanding the department of Texas, has directed that anew court martial be ordered to try Corporal Charles KnowTes for the shooting of Capt. E. A. Macklin at Fort Reno in December last. Forty-one miners are entombed in the Whipple mine at Scarboro, W. Va., ■as the result of an explosion. There ils little' prospect that any of the men lar* alive. Fifty-cne miners, some se jTteusly injured, managed to escape, j The Fish Lake forest reserve in Se iTier county, Utah, has been Increased iby the addition of 75,000 acres on the ,northwest side. “We are going to make a fight to :win everything in sight in the coming election in the new state of Oklahoma 'next August,” said Chairman James M. Griggs of the democratic congres sional committee- Capt F. C. Cole of the quartermae ter’s department and chief clerk ol P. Thornton, who is accused of having padded pay rolls pleaded not guilty in the criminal court in Manila. Owing to the discharge of COO work men from the shipyards at Kuraga, Japan, disorders have broken out there and part of the works have been destroyed. Troops have been sent. After being entombed since last Fri day noon in Berwynd-White Coal Co.’s Mine No. 38 at Foustwell, near Johns town, Pa., the seven miners who were shut on from the work by a sudden rush,of water caused by the breaking of a wall of an abandoned mine, were rescued at 10 6’clock Tuesday night. A definite step was taken by the confederation of state medical boards towards the elimination of undesirable medical colleges, which issue diplo mas in medicine to incompetent and ignorant students. The morAh ending was the coldest April in the last 2G years and iwthin a degree of the coldest April ever ex perienced, according to the weather bureau. Engineer William Fixter, Fireman Vaudrey and Brakeman Villineauve were killed when a Canadian Pacific freight train fell through a bridge near Port Arthur, Ont. Serious bush fires on the main land and islands to the north of Vancou ver are reported, the recent . dry weather permitting the fires to get a good start. The federal indictments against two Kansas City and seven Oklahoma lum ber dealers, charging violation of the anti-trust law, were held good by Jus tice Garber of Oklahoma. Unveiling of a statue of Gen. Mc- Clelland will be a feature of the re union of the Society of the Army of the Potomac in Washington this week. It is believed that a conference held Monday has paved the way to an end of the street car strike in Salt Lake City. A riot occurred at the Wheeling- Springfield Central league game, at Wheeling, W. Va., when Umpire Llew ellyn attacked Manager Hendricks of Springfield for an epithet applied to him. Enough Lnow fell in Milwaukee Mon day to delay railway traffic. The storm was general throughout the state. The headquarters band and the first squadron of the Ninth cavalry, under the command of Col. Peter Bomus, left Fort Riley, Kas., for the Philip pines via San Francisco. A letter from Union Pacific head quarters in Nebraska to the state rail way commission intimates that the roads contemplate resistance to the 2c passenger fare law. President Fallieres, accompanied by the representatives in France of for eign nations, including Henry White, the American ambassador, inaugurated the spring salon of the Society of French Artists in the grand palais. Lack of money—about SGO,OO0 —to finance the expedition, may mean the abandonment of the dash to the north pole which Commander Robert E. Peary has planned for this summer. One person was killed and 30 per sons were seriously injured Sunday night by an explosion of dynamite at the harbor works at Antivari, on the Adriatic. The International Maritime exposi tion, organized by the French Naval league under the official patronage of the French government, will open at Bordeaux, France, Wednesday and continue until October 31. Admiral Dewey and a number of naval officers attended a dinner at Washington, celebrating tllfe ninth an niversary of Dewey’s victory at Ma nila bay. The romance in the lives of Jasper Maxwell and Miss Maude Fernald. of Ashland, Ky., ended amid the swirling waters of the Big Sandy river, where they were drowned while fording that stream on horseback on their way for a honeymoon visit with relatives in Boyd county Three days before they were married. Postmaster General Meyer has ap proved the detailed adjustment of sal aries of rural free delivery carriers, as submitted by Assistant Postmaster General DeGraw. Nine women and three children were injured, one woman seriously, in the collapse of a sidewalk at the open ing of a 5 and 10 cent store at Rock Island, 111. An unparalleled number of forger ies and embezzlements have been brought to light gi New Orleans with in the last few weeks, and in Almost every instance the cause has been traced directly to betting on the races. Price Edward of Wales, eldest son of the prince of Wales, joined the royal naval college at Osborne, Islo of Wight, as cadet. Earthquake experts believe that it is possible to be warned by wireless telegraph eight or twelve hours in advance of the shocks. Western lines’ inU -changeable mil eage books will not be honored or sold for local business in states where 2- cent rate laws prevail. Phoenix and Eastern line passes from the Santa Fe to the Harriman lines for operation in connection with the Southern Pacific. Mississippi w pUMJSi 9 , CD - m i m ■ ■ JjLmn 11 ■ Miesissippi Weather. The following data covering a period of nineteen years have been compiled from the weather bureau records at sixty observation stations in Missis sippi. They are issued to -show the conditions that have prevailed in the State during the month of May for the above period of years, but must not be construed as a forecast of the weather conditions for the month: Mean or normal temperature, 72. The warmest month was that of 1896, with an average of 77. The coldest month was that of 1889, with an average of 70. Some of the highest temperatures re corded were as follows: 102 at Brook haven and 100 at Crystal Springs in 1896. Some of the lowest temperatures re corded were as follows: 32 at Corinth in 1889; 34 at Duck Hill in 1903, and 34 at Ripley in 1906. Average precipitation for the month, 3.39 inches. Average number of days with 0.01 inch or more, 6. The greatest average monthly pre cipitation was 7.99 inches, in 1893. The least average monthly precipita tion was 1.31 inches, in 1889. Average number of clear days, 1G; 1 partly cloudy days, 8: cloudy days, 7. Cheap Graft Cut Out. At a meeting of county candidates held at Brookhaven for the purpose of discussing the law relating to the buy ing and selling of votes, the following was signed by the twenty-four candi dates present: “Whereas, it has become a habit with certain persons to importune can didates for small sums, varying in amounts from 25 cents to $1 or more; therefore be it “Resolved, That we, the candidates for the different offices in Lincoln coun ty, hereby pledge ourselves to ignore all such demands, and now declare that we will not loan money in any sum, ex cept in a legitimate and proper way, and as a purely business proposition. “Resolved, further, That we con demn the use cf money, intoxicants, or anything of value for the purpose of inlluencing votes, and hereby pledge ourselves to conduct our strict ly according to the letter and spirit of the law.” State Board of Health. The Mississippi State Board of Health will meet in Jackson on May 14 and 15 to examine applicants for license to practice medicine. All applicants are requested to be present at the new cap itol building at 9 a.ra May 14. J. F. Hunter, M. D., Sec. State Board of Health. Quite a Difference. In the awards made by the jury of eminent domain in the condemnation suits brought by the New Orleans and Great Northern railroad against certain property owners in and around Byram, Hinds county, the sum of SBSO was awarded for a piece of property as sessed at S6O, and the owner when on the stand claimed the property was worth $2,000. Diversified Farming Special. The arrangements for diversised farming specials this summer do not contemplate the running of the train over any other than the Mobile and Ohio and Southern railway systems. Agricultural experts from the A and M. college and the State experiment stations will accompany the train to demonstrate and explain the different and approved modes of culture. Growing Some. During the past seven years 997 miles of new railroad have been built in Mis sissippi. This does not mean second tracks, switches, storage and side or spur tracks, but standard road for main line business. In the same period the banking capital has increased by $79,- 000,000, and over 6,000 chartered organ izations have grown up, representing a proportionately large capital. Revival at Starkville. Rev. H. A. Jones, assisted by Rev. Mosely, Presbyterian pastor of Oko lona, has just closed a protracted meet ing at Starkville of twelve days’ dura tion, which has been of inestimable value to the community. Six Inches of Rain. A tremendous downpour of rain— amounting to six inches —fell at West Point, ruining thousands of acres of growing and planted crops. No More Italians.' The Italian government has placed the ban on immigration of that coun try’s natives to the State of Mississippi for labor or farm work. TWO WAYS TO HANG PICTURES. “Regular” and “Symmetrical” Both Have Good Points. Not only must the size and shape of the room be considered, but also the style and dimensions of the picture. An ordinary and safe course to adopt Is to hang the pictures in a line all around the room. This may be done when the pictures are all about tho same size. Their lower edges should be on a level with the eyes of the spectator. Another system is the symmertrial one, in which “balance” is preserved by the pictures of large size forming outstanding points of ob servation, so to speak, the smaller pic tures being hung evenly on either side of them and leading up to them. The size of the room must deter mine the size of the pictures which are to decorate it. Large pictures dwarf a small room, and the spectator is not able to get far enough away from the picture to enjoy its charm. Remember, then, that spacious rooms require and do justice to pictures of large proportions. The same remark applies to halls, staircases, and land ings, which, if small, should be hung with moderate sized engravings, sketches, or other examples of art, as circumstances may determine. Damp and dust are great enemies to pictures; therefore, every precau tion should be taken to protect them from both as much as possible. No extremely valuable picture ever, if possible, should be hung against an outside wall, nor even on a freshly papered wall until it is perfectly dry. Soda Is a Kitchen Necessity. The average ifousewife looks askance at washing soda. It ruins both colors and hands; yet it is very useful. Very dirty or soiled linen may be cleaned by boiling in fairly strong soda water. A little soda dissolved and added to the blueing water pre vents streaking. A good bleacher is made by boiling one pound of soda in a quart of water. Add a packet of chloride of lime, strain and bottle, and discolored doorsteps and tables that are a bad color may be cleaned with the fluid. Brush over well and leave for the night, then wash off well in the morning. In making batter for paper hang ing, add a small lump of soda after it is made. This adds greatly to its adhesive qualities. Burnt saucepans are easily cleaned by filling with old water, adding a lump of soda, and bringing to a boil. The tea tastes bet ter if the kettle gets an occasional soda-water bath. Stuffed and Braised Veal. Chop fine three large onions and cook slowly without browning in two tablespoonfuls of butter or beef drip ping. In ten minutes take off and mix with two quarts of crumbled stale bread. Season very highly with salt and pepper and one teaspoonful of thyme; sprinkle slowly over one-half cupful of melted beef dripping. Have the butcher bone the shoulder and fill the cavity with the stuffing. Lay on a bed of sliced vegetables— onions, carrots and turnips—in a braising pan; pour round a pint of strained tomato or a thin stock made o from the bones, cover closely and cook in a moderate oven, allowing half an hour for each pound. Preserved Pears. Pare them very thin and simmer them in a thin sirup, allowing one fourth of a pound of sugar to a pound of pears. Let them lie for two days, then add another quarter of a pound of sugar ’ to a pound of pears and simmer again. Let them all lie all night or longer if you wish, then simmer them once more, adding one half pound of sugar to a pound of pears, making a pound for a pound. The juice of a lemon to four pounds of fruit and a small part of the peel is a good addition. The fruit may now be drained and put in the sun to dry* or they may be poured into the jar* with sirup over them. ideal Face Lotion. Glycerin and oatmeal, made into a paste with rose water, constitute an ideal face lotion to remove the effects of cold winds. As an addition to the bath gjycerin scented with rose per fume will Impart a delightful fresh ness and delicacy to the skin, the pro portions being four ounces of glycerin to one gallon of water. For a cough or cold a tablespoonful of glycerin in a cup of hot milk gives in stant relief. Two parts of glycerin and one part of powdered willow char coal also is a help in case of a cough. To make orange puffs that are light as a feather, work one-third of a cup ful of butter until creamy, using a wooden spoon, and add gradually, while beating constantly, one cupful of fine granulated sugar; then add two eggs well beaten. Mix and sift one and three-fourths cupfuls of pastry flour, three teaspoonfuls of baking powder and one-fourth of a teaspoonful of salt and add to the first mixture alternate ly with half a cupful of milk. Beat thoroughly,. turn into buttered pans and bake in a moderate oven for 20 minutes. Serve hot with orange sauce. TEN YEtARS OF PAIN, Unable to Do Even Housework Be* cause of Kidney Troubles. Mrs. Margaret Emmerich, of Clin ton St., Napoleon, 0., says; “p or fifteen years I was a great sufferer Myback pained , turn or move caused sharp, shooting was poor, dark spots appeared before me, and I had dizzy spells. For ten years I could not do housework, and for two years did not get out of the house. The kidney se cretions were irregular, and doctors were not helping me. Doan’s Kidney Pills brought me quick relief, and finally cured me. They saved my life.” Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box. Foster-Milburn Cos.. Buffalo, N. Y. FIRST TO CROSS PACIFIC. Side-Wheel Steamer Aroused Much interest in Japan. "I saw the first steamship flying the American flag that ever crossed the Pacific ocean enter the harbor of Hongkong,” said Frederick R. Ster ling, a merchant of Hongkong. J “That vessel was the Colorado, arvS It landed in Hongkong in 1869. It was the first day of January, and there was a big crowd of people cf all nationali ties to see her. Being a sidc-whee'.er of the old-fashioned type, she was a curiosity. At the request of Isaac J. Allen, the American consul general, the ship gave an excursion around the Island on which the city Is situated. I was among the 1,203 on board. It was a gala day. Whistles blew, people shouted, and numerous small sailing boats and tugs escorted us. “As I remember now, the vessel be longed to the Pacific Mail Line and sailed from San Francisco. She made the tri,p of 8,000 miles in 30 days, and when she arrived was in perfect trim and good order. Everybody realized that it means the beginning of tho great development of the Pacific.” IT WOULD 3E SIMPLE. Formalities Complied with, Escape from Hotel Was Easy. In the days before the dawn of his fame It was the practice of a certain well known author to wander up and down the land seeking what he might devour in the way of suggestion and local color. In this way he had drift ed down into Arkansas, “roughing it,” and not, as he expresses it, presenting an appearance calculated to inspire a hotel proprietor with unlimited confi dence. The only hotel in the town, a frame structure, seemed to have been built upon the theory that there was plenty of room straight up, but that ground bad to be bought, and the wanderer was shown to a room on the third floor, reached through many narrow and winding passages. From the one window it was a straight drop to the groend. “Say, how would I get out of this place in case of fire?” he asked the landlord, who had brought up his grip. The other eyed him coldly. “Wall,” he drawled, “all yo’ would have to do would be to show ther night watchman —the one with ther shotgun—a receipted bill foh yo’ board an’ lodgin’, an’ get him to tie up ther bulldog.”—Harper’s Weekly. FRIENDS HELP Bt. Paul Park Incident. “After drinking coffee for breakfast X always felt languid and dull, having no ambition to get to my morning duties. Then in about an hour or so a weak, nervous derangement of the heart and stomach would come ever me with such force I would frequently have to lie down. “At other times I had severe head aches; stomach finally became affect ed and digestion so impaired that I had serious chronic dyspepsia and con stipation, A lady, for many years State President of the W. C. T. U., told me she had been greatly bene fited by quitting coffee and using Postum Food Coffee; she was trou bled for years with asthma. She said It was no cross to quit coffee when she found she could have as delicious an article as Postum. “Another lady, who had been trou bled wdth chronic dyspepsia for years, found immediate relief on ceasing cof fee and beginning Postum twice a day. She was wholly cured. Still another tridhd told me that Postum Food Cof fee was a Godsend to her, her heart trouble having been 1 relieved after leaving off coffee and taking Postum. “So many such case's came to my notice that I concluded coffee was the cause of my trouble and I quit and took up Postum. I am more than pleased to say that my days of trou ble have disappeared. I am well and happy.” “There’s a Reason.” Read “The Road to WeUvllla” lo pkga.