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PUBLISHED WEEKLY, t T STARKVILLE, : ; MISSISSIPPI SUSIKESS AID PROFESSIDIUL CURDS Dr. Hunter L. Scales Physician and Surgeon STARKVILLE, MISS. Phones; 242. Office over postoffioe. Wiley N. Nasn Attorney and Counselor at Law and Solicitor in Chancery STARKVILLE, r Oktibbeha County, Mississippi. Office east of Courthouse Square. Telephone residence. J. W. Norment j*ATTORNEY AT LAW> STARKVILLE, MISS. Attention to collection of claims. B. Frank Bell G. Odie Daniel Bell & Daniel LAWYERS Will practice in all the courts. Money to loan on real estate. Terms easy. For a Good, Clean Shave, Hair Cut, Shampoo and Shine, call at . . . . SanitaryßarberShop Up-to-date bath room in connection. White bar bers in attendance, •MtIiMMWMHMIMHtM STARKVILLE. ■NEWS i II I I (I . (I | [ Will do your Job Work at j [ | [ reasonable prices. How | j | | are you off for ] | ii (i ; | Letter Heads, j | Note Heads, 1I 11 Envelopes, 11 | Bill Heads, Etc.?; | | j We keep none but the j j | [ best of stock on hand. ' j 11 Satisfaction guaranteed, i 'i i I II 1 * J [ If you have anything to 1 ] | boy or sell, advertise in j j II THE i| ii STARKVILLEjI ii NEWS ii i• ii | | It will do the work, ] j 1 Never fails. J j ( 1 1. C. R. R. SCHEDULE NORTHBOUND. No. 234 leaves 10:13 a.m No. 292 leaves 1:17 p.m No. 204 leaves 7:25 p.m , SOUTHBOUND, No. 203 leaves. . 7:50 a.m No. 291 leaves... i.. 8:55 a.m No. 235 leaves. 4:23 p.m Southbound train* cpnnect at Durant with through trains for North, South, East and West. Train No. 203 south connects at Du rant with train No. 134 for Memphis and main line trains for South. JL. COLUMBUS ONTCOME,rr ■ ~ MtSSs* -’ TIME OF TP"-— 1 AT STARKVILLE, MISS. , Nq. 41, daily, leaves at 10:00 a.m N<jL 43, -daily, leaves at 3:10 p.m No. 41, arrives at Artesia 10 40 p.m No. 43, arrives at Artesia 4:00 p.m I * northbound; No. 2, leave* daily 4:19 a.m No. 4, leaves daily... 4:28 p.m No. 6, if ayes daily SOUTHBOUND. No. 1, laosoo doily-, .t, .-w.. i*f%iW3"B.nr No. 3, leaves daily .11:32 a.m No. 5, leaves daily . 4:25 p.in B. v. Taylor, Jno. M. Beall, Geo. Manager. Geo. Past. Agt., Mobile, Ala. St. Louis, Mo. For Greater Mississippi Devoted to the Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Development Sf the State’s Inaomparable Resources—-Official Organ ff Department if Agriculture and Commerce. By H. £. BLAKESLES t! :: JACKSON WHJSAT IN MISSISSIPPI. There seems to have been awakened in the farmers of the state an earnest interest and the raising of wheat ; ttnd, if we may judge the Interest by the number of letters received asking for specific information on this subject, there will be a greater acreage planted in wheat this fall than ever before. Probably the greatest obstacle in the way of profitable wheat raising in Mis sissippi is the lack of good flouring mills, the grinding being at present done by the most primitive of grist-mills. If the acreage in utheat is large enough, and increased each year, there will be a corresponding increase in the number of first-class mills. With good up-to date flouring mills in the state, there is no doubt but that wheat can easily be made a Very profitable crop for the farm er to grow. We had to have cotton be fore we got gins; we had to have pro duce to haul before we got railroads, and we will have to raise wheat in sufft* cient quantities before we get flouring mills. Produce the wheal and the mills will surely come. Wheat is a good crop for the farmer, because it fits so well into a three-year rotation with cot ton and corn. This rotation Pan be so planted as to improve the soil rapidly. The first vear Sow wheat in the fa.il * APPLEWHITE’S CABBAGE FARM. Located near Columbia, Marion CoUhty. The trucking industry is gaining con siderable headway in that section of the piney woods, and this field shows something of the productiveness of the soil. and follow the wheat with cowpeas. The second year plant the land to cotton. The third year plant the land to corn, and sow cowpeas in the corn. This plan gives the land two cowpen efops in three. Kind of Land for Wheat. Wheat will grow well on practically any rich, well-drained soil, but makes its best growth on rich clay or heavy loam soils. The sandy loam soils, with a good clay sub-soil, will gro\v\ wheftL A soil to grow good wheat must be well drained and contain organic matter. It would be a waste of time and money to plant wheat on poor land or on land that over flows. There is no crop that responds so quickly to thorough preparation of the soil as docs wheat. There is no bet ter crop to precede wheat than cowpeas. The land that is to be planted in wheat this fall should be planted in cowpeas now. If the land is thin use from 200 to 300 pounds acid phosphate per acre under the peas, and when the land is prepared for wheat this fall use 200 pounds acid phosphate and 200 pounds cottonseed meal per acre broadcast, and work into the soil when the wheat is planted. Do not sow the wheat until the soil has been made fine with the har row. When and How to Plant. The best time to plant is from the first to the middle of November. Use one bushel of good seed per acre, and if the soil is sandy roll it after the wheat is planted. Varieties. It is important to get an early variety. The early ripening kinds are damaged less by rusts and insects. Wheat will be less liable to rust on well-drained land. Lancaster, Fultz, Fulcaster, Red Wonder and Purpose Straw are some of the best varieties for this section. Harvesting. The harvesting should begin when the grain is-fully in the dough stage. If harvesting is put off until the wheat is dead-ripe, much grain will be lost by shattering, and the straw will be worth little for feed. The wheat should be bound into bundles, and from twelve to eighteen bundles put in a shock and two or more bundles spread on top of the shock to keep out water. After the wheat has stood in the shock for a few days, the crop may be stacked in the barn or threshed. If the weather is damp, or the wheat not thoroughly cured when threshed, it is not safe to bulk the grain in large quantities; it should be spread out on tight floors or sacked and put in the sun. It is an easy matter to raise twenty bushels of wheat per acre, fjid on the same land, the same season, produce from one to two tons of peavine hay per acre. There is from S3O to S4O worth of farm products per acre, and practically all of the work done with machinery. It seems to me that it is at least as good as from one-third to one-half bale of cotton per acre, with practically all the work done with human labor. E. R. LLOYD. There are plenty of people to look af ter the big things, and entirely too few watching the little ones. Bolivar county is spending $75,000 in an effort to improve the condition of the roads. The supervisors- investigated re sults obtained by other counties in Mis sissippi, and determined to make an ef fort toward improvement. If this money is wisely expended, and there is every reason to believe that it will be, the. result .will be *o satisfactory that additional expenditures will be made, and Bolivar **plaeed ? in the forefront of* the “good roads” counties of Mississippi. The banner cotton producing county of The State may yet become the leading goods roads bounty. Builders Vs. Wreckers. In the great work of developing ths best that them in hi ft municipality, dis trict* Slatfe or nation, there are two orces continually in conflict, striving to overcome or counteract the influence and achievements of the other. These are the builder and the wrecker. One striv ing to build up and the other endeav oring to tear down; one trying to create and the other just as active in the ef 4 fort to destroy; one with a fixed and steady purpose to improve* and the other equally as determined to counter act the effect Of the work of the first. Asa result of the success of the sec ond, there comes a third that can best be termed a scavenger; one that feeds upon the wrecks made and the decay that ensues. Finding no place with the creator or builder, nor with the wreckei until the result of his efforts has brought a decomposition suitable to ids liking, best described as ft contemptible being that exists upon, the wreckage fthd rot ten debris produced by the seCottd. It is a fact from which thofcb Who would see the great Slate of Mississippi come into he? Own that the second and third In this triumvirate are few in numbers, and almost entirely lacking In decency and influence. The great army of builders has recruited its ranks with in the past few years until no State Iti the sisterhood can present a more solid phalanx or formidable AFrftV; These re cruits come front every station or walk *in life. They come from the mansion to the humblest home in the land. Their labor is freely given for a cause that has for its object the general betterment of conditions in Mississippi. They are loyal, true and genprovw, willing that the neighbor may profit as well as them selves. The result of their efforts is to be seen upon every hand, and the State is undergoing a transformation for the better that is exceedingly gratifying to all. The few wreckers may be no less ac tive, but their puny efforts are of little or no avail. Their assaults upon those engaged In the building process are Usu ally understood, and without effect. Malicious attacks upon the men who are endeavoring to create fall flat, and little in the way of destruction takes place. Hence the last, the scavenger, is almost without place, and not deserving of con sideration. Now, my dear reader, you are aligned with one of these forces. Which is it? Are you engaged in building, trying to make the country better and more’ pioa perous, or are you endeavoring to tear down and counteract the work of the builder? Have you enlisted in the cam paign to make our people happier and more prosperous, or do you sympathize with and actively aid the wrecker! . This is a proposition well worthy of consideration by every good citizen. We need builders, and not wreckers. When a movement for the general good is in augurated, there should be a hearty and willing support, and no pulling back or hindering. Mississippi is moving up ward, and pushers are needed, and not knockers. The men actively engaged in the work deserve co-operation, and not maligning. Conditions are improving, and the army of builders is growing. The wreck ers are growing scarcer, and the scaven gers are almost without a job. Let it be sincerely hoped that both of the lat ter classes will become totally extinct during the next few years. • * • Sheep owners in Harrison County pooled their wool this year, and recently sold 58,00 bales for thirty cents per pound. A Mobile firm was the successful bidder, after a spirited contest. The price realized was far ahead of what would have been paid had each man act ed independently. It was a powerful argument in favor of pooling and selling in a lump, or when the market demand ed it, just what the Farmers’ Union is endeavoring to accomplish by building warehouses and holding the cotton crop. The wool growers were so well pleased with their co-operative experiment that it will be made stronger and better in the future. On the 31st, a meeting of those interested was held at McHenry, and a wool growers’ association formed. A good membership was placed upon the rolls to begin with, and it is believed that practically all the sheep owners Will join and aid the good work so well ho* gun. • • A home-raised supply of syrup, pota toes, chickens, canned, fronts .and vege tables, etc., may not mean so many dollars brought into the farm home, but it means the saving of many a dollar that would otherwise go out of this s|me homev ,iU .... 1 . 1 : V I'll I Tom Y. Caldwell, of .Moproe county, gathered from two and One-half acres of land this year 518 bushels of Irish po tatoes. This was not guess work, either, the potatoes measured. |**t*y good drop, _ WALTON FffUND DUTY GOES TO FEM FOX LIFE VER DICT QUICKLY BEACHED. Judge Buckley Overrule# Motion for New Trial, Passes Sentence and Moves On. IdeHdlail; MisiL—Aftef beitlg hut two hours, the jury in the case of J. 0. Walton, charged with the murder of Will T. O’Flynn, in this city, June 2, re turned a verdict of guilty as charged, and recommended that he be sentenced to the penitentiary for life. A member of the jury seen directly after the verdict had been accepted and the jury discharged said the members reached this verdict in less than twenty minutes after they had retired for delib eration. The verdict was unanimous. After the ballot the members ate din ner, they enjoyed a big watermelon, and while out two hours, were quick on reaching a verdicts Thfe case was argued dtitii thfe nOOn ad journment, the closing address being made by W. N. Etheridge, Sr., of the prosecution. A motion for anew trial was argued, but was overruled by Judge Buckley, and court adjourned for the term.- LIQUOR LOSES IN S. CAROLINA EiYe Counties Seep Dispensary—Fif teen Seen td Be Dry. Columbia, S. C. —The unofficial re turns from the elections held in the twenty-one so-called “wet” counties of South Carolina Tuesday, for the pur pose of allowing the voters of each coun ty to choose between prohibition and the county dispensary systems, indicate that the prohibitionists have won victories in ftfteett of these counties. Complete re turns from some precincts hot reported may change the result in two or three Bounties, but the probabilities are that prohibition has carried in Abbeville, Bam* berg, Barnwell, Berkley, Calhoiiri, Colle ton, Dorchester, Fairfield, Hampton, Ker shaw, Lee, Lexington, Orangeburg Sum ter and Williamsburg counties. The dispensary has won in Aiken, Charleston and Richland counties, and is leading in Georgetown and Beaufort. In Florence the vote is tied, with five precincts to hear from, claimed by the prohibitionists. The election was without excitement or special incident In any county, and a small vote was polled. The majorities for prohibition, according to the present returns, which are in most cases prac tically complete, range from 14 in Cal houn county to 982 in Orangeburg county. THAW PACKS HIS GRIPS. Will Go Back to Matteawan—New Move by Family. Now York. —Harry K. Thaw packed his grip in the county jail at White Plains Tuesday, preparatory to his re turn to Matteawnn. He Jiad to pur chase an additional satchel to house all Ids belongings. As it was he threw out several hundreds of letters, many of which were from women. The Thaw family, it was learned, will make an attempt now to have Thaw re leased from Matteawan and committed to the custody of his relatives, agreeing never to let him out unless accompanied by a member of the family or a special attendant. Thaw gave out the following statement: “I wish to say that the slight ameliora tions he (Judge Mills) has ordered from the asylum doctors are exactly the same as what Dr. Lamb accorded me when 1 first went there. Therefore the reports from Albany and Matteawan that this Would conflict with the discipline at Mat teawan are incorrect.” BOLL WEEVIL ACTIVE. Ninety Per Cent of Square* Infected in Mississippi Valley. Dallas, Tex. —Reports received at gov ernment bureau of entomology at Dallas from boll weevil areas of Mississippi and Louisiana show an average of 90 per cent of the cotton squares are infested nt present with the weevil. In the Baton Rouge neighborhood Dr. D. D. Hunter, who is in charge of the Southern field crop investigations, says that 95 per cent of the squares are infested, while in the vicinity of Natchez, Miss, 90 per cent is affected. This, Dr. Hunter says, is as bad as the worst years of weevil ravages in Texas. In all sections of the Mississippi bot toms where the weevil is at work Dr. Hunter has established sub-stations, and it is from these that the above reports came. fitorm at Charleston. Charleston, S. C.—As the result of a fierce wind and rain storm which passed over here Tuesday all telegraph wires leading out of the city are down, and the only means of communication with the outside world is by long distance telephone. There has been no loss of life. ( 1 ■ I I rnm. ■ I II ■ VALUABLE BABY IS DEAD. Lived Long Enough to Save Rich Inher itance to Parent*. Frankfort, Ky.—The three-weeks-old daughter of J. F. and Clementine Deshon, the “SIOO,OOO baby,” died Tuesday at their home. Jt was the birth of this child which saved to Mrs. Deshon and Mrs. Clark, nieces of the late James A. Holt, the SIOO,OOO farm in this county, which was to have gone to the Clark Masonic Lodge,of Jeffersonville, In<L, if they died without issue. ■ - - r 1 ‘ ! SNOWSTORM DOWN SOUTH. •v — u — ; Heaviest Fall fit Many Years in South Africa. Johannesburg.-r-Xhe heaviest snowfall y fiiAiiy years Tuesday. / Six jfct noon irf'praferessf • Tie tede&Hph and telephone sendees are badly disorgan ized and business has been almost sus pended. The members of the stock ex change ceased business long enough to engage in a snowball bottle. Jtav* Wa^—— III * mm Ml ■—^ll———W Much interest is manifested in Oxford and University circles over the election of Dr. T. P. Bailey to the superintend -Bnßy 8f the Memphis city schools. Dr. Bailey has served the university for six years as dean of the department of edu cation, and in that important position has supervised the high schools of Mis sissippi, which are affiliated with the university. Personally and professional ly, he is very popular with the school aiithbntiei of Mississippi, and, owing to his broad culture aha scholarship, as well as his efficiency as high school SU* pervisor, it is freely predicted that he will'soon place the Memphis city schools in the very forefront of Southern educa tional systems. There is considerable speculation as to Dr. Bailey’s successor In the university. The proposed new schedule of local rates Oil cotton, as compiled by Commis sioner F. M. Lee, of the railroad commis sion, is arousing considerable antagon ism around Clarksdale, in that the sched ule, if put into practical action, will militate materially against Clarksdale as a shipping point. Clarksdale is one of the State’s leaders as a cotton mar ket, and such discrimination as that im plied in the proposed new basis will injure not only Clarksdale, but Green wood, Grenada, Jackson, Meridian and all Other inland shipping points through out the State. Capt. William L. Ray, one of the old est citizens of Carroll county, died at his home in Carrollton at the advanced age of 84 years. Capt. Ray had been in failing health for some years. He had lived in Carroll county from boyhood. In his younger days he engaged in the mer cantile business in the town of Carroll ton, and continued until failing health. GbaSi A. Hays, one of Webster coun ty’s most progressive and successful farmers, who resides about two miles north of Europa, placed on exhibition a number of stalks of corn showing a most remarkable yield. One of these stalks contained five well-matured ears and an additional nubbin, while another stalk and its five ‘‘suckers,” all growing from one seed, had eight matured cars and a nubbin. The Joint committee announces that the Sunday School Superintendents’ In stitute, to be held under the auspices of the Sunday school boards of the North Mississippi and the Mississippi confer ences of the M. E. Church, South, will be held at Meridian, beginning Wednes day night, Sept. 22, and closing Friday nooll, Sept. 24. The reunion at Louisville closed with an eloquent address by Col. Sam Cooke of Walthall. The two festive days were declared successful, and resolutions of thanks were adopted to Hon. J. P. Cagle for the barbecue and for his untiring ef forts on behalf of the management. Chief of Police Groorae of Vicksburg was the recipient of a black hand letter, containing threats against the life of himself and Patrolman George Eades, who killed a negro musician, Henry Mi nor, the early part of last week, and was acquitted in a preliminary trial, and this is used as the grounds of the ven geance threatened. The revival service which has been in progress at the Baptist Church since Aug. 8, has closed. The services were conducted by Rev. L. F. Gregory, the pastor, and was one of the best revival services ever held in Kilmichael. There were twenty-one additions to the church and great interest was manifested. Avery interesting farmers’ institute was held at Nettleton, conducted by D. A. Saunders, of Starkville, and A. L. French, of North Carolina. The meet ing had been well advertised, and many farmers were in attendance. Cornelius Chisolm, of Union, w’ho had been in jail at Newton to await the ac tion of the grand jury in regard to the killing of the McDonalds, at Union, has been released, the grand jury failing te find a bill of indictment against him. Brick work has begun on the $150,000 roundhouse of the New Orleans and Northeastern shops at Meridian. The concrete foundation cost $30,000. The roundhouse will accommodate forty-four locomotives when completed. A party of United States engineers of the Mobile district have concluded an inspection of me Leaf and Pascagoula rivers, from Hattiesburg to Pascagoula, for the purpose of securing six-foot channel. A union protracted meeting was begun at the M. E, Church of Starkville Mon day, conducted by Rev. Joseph Ramsey, the blind evangelist from Tennessee. The engineering work of the Talla hatchie drainage district is being rapidly pushed forward by the drainage engineer, who, at the September meeting of the commission, will submit for approval the report on the survey of the main canal drains in the Coldwater-Talla hatchie river basin. The sharpshooters are doing much damage to the cotton crops in the Hal landale community. Recent rains have Also been damaging the crop. There has been no sign of boll weevil in that section so far. About 2,000 people attended the open ing ceremonies of the Confederate reun ion in Louisville. The entire pipgram was carried through without a flaw, and the event is said to be the most suc cessful in the history of Louisville. -- f • 5 The postoffice at Carrollton was robbed last week of stamps and small change to the amount of about $7. The small iron bore at the stamp window were sried apart and the thief ran his arm through the opening and got the entire -ogtente of the (tamp drawer* : -'■. GAVE HER AN IDEA. Cycle Dealer —Here Is a cyclometer I can recommend. It is positively ac curate; not at all like some cyclome ters, which register two miles, per haps, where you have only ridden one. Miss de Byke—You haven’t any of that kind. bsro yon? THE Stunt I' Of HAPPINESS, Unselfishness in Life Is the OneThlng That Will Transform All Things to Gold. The moment we set about the task of making every human being we come in contact with better for know ing us—more cheerful, more courage ous, and with greater faith in the kindness of God and man —that mo ment we begin to attain the third pur pose of life—personal happiness. Would you possess the magic secret of the alchemist which transforms all things to gold? It is unselfishness —or, to use a bet ter word, selflessness. He who goes forth bent upon being always kind, always helpful, in the lit tle daily events of life, will find all skies tinted with gold, all his nights set with stars, and unexpected flowers of pleasure springing up in his path way. And all his tears shall turn Into smiles. —Brooklyn Eagle. Severe. Samuel Gompers was talking in the smokeroom of the Baltic about a re cent newspaper attack on a rich cor poration. “It was a cruel attack,” Mr. Gom pers chuckled. “It was as cruel as the Jonesvllle Clarion’s paragraph about old Deacon Hiram Ludlow. This paragraph headed the Clar ion’s obituary column. It said: “ ‘Deacon Hiram Ludlow of Frisble township, aged 82, passed peacefully away on Thursday last from single blessedness to matrimonial bliss after a short but severe attack by Maria Higgins, a blooming widow of 37 sum mers.’ ” —Detroit Journal. The Newer Way. Many ideas in regard to women have entirely changed, and , among the better and wiser changes is that old thought that the women who were given to good works must needs be dowdy. It is undeniable that “good” women used to wear dowdi ness as a sort of hall mark of vir tue. Asa matter of fact, dowdiness is merely a mark of bad taste and a sign of some lack in the mind. Wom en are no longer lacking in the wi dom that chooses pretty rather than ugly clothing, and those who do not make the best of their appearance are losing a golden opportunity of giving pleasure. i Prepared for the Worst. “How long had your wife’s first hus band been dead when you married her?” “About eight months,” “Only eight months? Don’t you think she was in a good deal of a hurry?” “Oh, I don’t know. We had been engaged for nearly two years.” Her Intentions. “Do you think your sister will mar ry me?” “If you keep cornin’.” “Have you heard her say anything about it?” “I heard her tell ma that if you didn’t stop cornin' here so often she’d make things unpleasant for you.” Getting at the Root. Fair Patient —Oh, doctor, I’m posi tively all run down and I’m so miser able, I have that tired feeling all the time. Physician —No doubt. Let me see you tongue. —Cleveland Leader. Resiliency of Language. “I say, we are down on our luck!” “Yes, we certainly are up against It!” Ready Cooked. The crisp, brown flakes of Post Toasties Come to the breakfast table right, and exactly right from the package —no bother; no delay. They hay 6 body too; these Post Toasties are firm enoiigh to give you a delicious substantial mouthful before they melt away. “The Taste Lingers.”* * S If V * 1 • * • * ! Sold toy Grocers. Made by POSTUM CEREAL CO., LIMITED, ■>-. BATTLE CREEK. niCHIOAN. TROUBLE IN ROYAL PALACE. 1 1. ..y-.- Tldlng* Borne by Amateur Actor &u£ flcient to Lead Hearere to Exr pect the Worst. The Shakespeare club of New On leans used to give amateur theatrical performances that were distinguished for the local prominence of the actors. Once a social celebrity, with a gor geous costume, as one of the lords in waiting, had only four words to say: “The queen has swooned,” As he stepped forward, his friends applauded vociferously. Bowing his thanks, he faced the king and said, in a high pitched voice: “The swoon has queened.” There was a roar of laughter; but he waited patiently, and made an other attempt: “The sween has cooned.” Again the walls trembled and the stage manager said, in a voice which could be heard all over the house: “Come off, you doggoned fool.” But the ambitious amateur refused to surrender, and in a rasping fal setto, as he was assisted off the stage, he screamed; “The coon has sweened.” —Success Magazine. THOSE NEW HATS. Hi “Come into the garden. Maud,” Said facetious-minded Fred. “What’s the use?” said Maudie— “l have It on my head.” Aid Fight Against Tuberculosis. At the recent meeting of the Na* tional Association of Bill Posters, held in Atlanta, Ga., it was decided to do nate to the campaign against tubercu losis $1,200,000 worth of publicity. The bill posters in all parts of the United States and Canada will fill the vacant spaces on their 3,500 bill boards with large posters illustrating the ways to prevent and cure con sumption. The Poster Printers’ asso ciation has also granted $200,000 worth of printing and paper for this work. This entire campaign of bill board publicity will be conducted un der the direction of the National As sociation for the Study and Preven tion of Tuberculosis in co-operation with the National Bill Posters’ asso ciation. Look at the Names. In 4 A. D. Fearaidhach-Fionfashtna was an Irish king, a “most just and good prince,” who was slain by his successor, Fiachadh-Fion, who was treated to a similar fate by Finchadh- Fionohudh, “the prince with the white cows,” who died at the hands of “the Irish plebeians of Connaught.” Eoch airh-Moidmeodhain was one of the half dozen who died of natural causes, and Flaithbheartagh was one of the two to resign the monarch’s scepter for the monk’s cowl. —New York Press. They Were Good Mothers. Elizabeth Cady Stanton is quoted as saying that a woman’s first duty is to develop all her powers and possibili ties, that she may better guide and serve the next generation. Mrs. Stan ton raised seven uncommonly healthy and handsome children, says an ad mirer of hers, and the children of Mrs. Julia Ward Howe testify to the vir tues of the noted woman as a moth er. The eagle may be as good a moth er as the hen or the goose. A Financial Epigram. “H. H. Rogers,” said a New York broker, “always advised young men to get hold of capital. He used to point out to them that without capi tal a man could do nothing, nothing. He used to pack this truth into a very neat epigram. “ ‘Fortune,’ he used to say, ‘can’t knock at the door of a man who has no house.’ ” Well, What? “Pa!” “Johnny, leave me alone and don’t ask me another question!” “Aw, jest one more an’ then I’ll keep still.” “Well, what is it?” “What relation is a cousin german to a Dutch uncle?” —Cleveland Leader. A Green One. “Do you look for news of Howard’s hunting trip in the sporting column?” “No, in the obituaries.” —Life.