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The Starkville News
PUBLISHED WEEKLY. STARKVILLE, : ; MISSISSIPPI BUSINESS HID PROFESSION!. CURDS Dr. Hunter L. Scales Physician and Surgeon STARKVILLE, MISS. Phones: 242. Office over postoffice. Wiley N. Nash Attorney and Counselor at Law and Solicitor in Chancery STARKVILLE, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi. Office east of Courthouse Square. Telephone residence. J. W. Norment ATTORNEY AT LAWS STARKVILLE, MISS. Attention to collection of claims. B. Frank Bell G. Odie Daniel Be)l & Daniel LAWYERS Will practice in all the courts. . Money to loan on real estate. Terms *sy. 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. STARKVILLE i I —NEWS— | ] | Will do your Job Work at ] | | reasonable prices. How | | | are you off for | |; Letter Heads, | Note Heads, | I! Envelopes, I Bill Heads, Etc.? ; j [ We keep none but the ] J 1 best of stock on hand. | • i Satisfaction guaranteed. J J | If you have anything to J | | buy or sell, advertise in | if THE J i; STARKVILLEi NEWS i ii i It will do the work. J Never fails. j < j i I. C. R. R. SCHEDULE NORTHBOUND. No. 234 leaves 10:13 a. ra 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 8:55 a.m No. 235 leaves 4:23 p.m Southbound trains connect 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. IL. COLUMBUS tifO mCI qntgomcty Jw ©NOBIU JACKSONVILLE <g NEW ORLEANS VJAcwowvuu TIME OF AT STARKVILLE, MlSs. No. 41, daily, leaves at .10:00 a.m No. 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 ' NORTHBOUND. No. 2, leaves daily 4:19 a. m *. and. Jm .* - 4c2Btpjd .. .*ii,.ToafiOp.m SOUTHBOUND*. :rJ ’ ' Nfc 4,' leaves daily . .I'.VSf. 12**8 a.m No. 3. leaves daily 11:32 a.m No. 5, leaves daily 4:25 p.m & V. Taylor, Jno. M. Beall, On. Manager. Gen. Pan. Agt., Mobile, Ain. St, Louis, Mo, GUNNISON TUNNEL OPENED BT TAFT \ Great Reclamation Project Now Is Completed. •/ BORE IS SIX MILES LONG Wild Rejoicing at Montrose, CoU • Waters of Mountain River Flow Into tho Uncompahgre Valley. MontroSe, Cal., Sept 23. —Booming of cannon, music of bands and the wild cheering of thousands of men and women to-day signalized the com pletion of the Qunnlson river tunnel project on which the government has been at work for four and a half years. President William H. Taft honored the occasion with his pres ence and It was his hand that opened the gates at the west portal and ad mitted into the beautiful but semi arid Uncompahgre valley the waters of the Gunnison river brought six miles through the immense tunnel that has been driven through a granite mountain range. The day of the opening of the tun nel was made the chief day of the Western Slope fair, now being held here. All the morning special trains kept coming in, from various parts of the state, and at 10:39 there was a parade of the visitors. Early In the afternoon the explosion of a bomb told the people that the special train bearing President Taft and other gov ernment officials had entered the city limits. A second bomb announced his debarkation at the station, and a third was sent up as the distinguished guest, escorted by a great procession, started for Elks’ park. President Taft Welcomed. At the park, after introductory re marks by F. D. Gatlin, chairman of the Gunnison tunnel opening commit tee, Mayor J. Q. Allen turned the key of the city ove€ to the guests. Then John C. Bell delivered the formal ad dress of welcome, to which Presi dent Taft responded briefly and hap pily. The exercises here concluded with remarks by Senator Charles J. Hughes and Gov. John Shafroth. At four o'clock trains started for the west portal of the tunnel, where Presi dent Taft opened the gates, and speeches were made by I. W. McCon nell, consulting engineer of the recla mation service, and Senator Horace T. DeLong of Grand Junction. Story of the Great Tunnel. First of the big government recla mation projects to be undertaken, the Gunnison river tunnel has been one of the most difficult to carry through. The ample waters of the Gunnison flow through narrow valleys unsuited to agriculture or through deep, rocky canyons, while only a few miles to the west the lovely Uncompahgre valley has been suffering for water. The Gunnison, descending in ever deepen ing gorges, finally plunges into the Black canyon, one of the most mag nificent mountain gorges in the world. This unpromising spot was selected as the starting point of the tunnel. Brave engineers lowered themselves Into the Black canyon at points where the granite waits rise almost perpen dicularly hundreds of feet, and after their surveys were completed active work was started on the immense project. At great expense and under enor mous difficulties, a wagon road was built to the east portal of the tun nel. It is 15 miles long, and, climb ing the granite ridge between the canyon and the Uncompahgre valley, descends the rocky wall on shelf-work. Bore Built for All Time. Simultaneously work was begun at each end of the tunnel and at a point several thousand feet from the west end, where a shaft was sunk. As fast as the tunnel was driven through the shale and solid rock, it was timbered, and then the heavy timbers were covered with impervious cement. This gives a tunnel of solid concrete built to withstand the wear of ages. All the flumes, culverts, division gates, drops and other work along the lines of the main canals are built of steel and concrete. There is no dam across the Black canyon at the point where the river is turned into the tunnel. Instead of this, the tunnel itself taps the river from beneath its granite bed. By this plan neither floods nor slack wa ter can prevent the tunnel taking from the river all the water needed. Has Immense Capacity. A few statistics of this tremendous project are worth setting forth. The tunnel is 30,600 feet long, and 11 by 13 feet inside measurement. The main canal is 30 feet wide at the bottom and 82 feet wide at the top, and the average depth of the river is ten feet. The capacity is 1,300 cubic feet of water a second. After the water leaves the west portal of the tunnel It Is conducted through 12 miles of canal to the Uncompahgre. There is a drop of 21 feet in this distance, and this great fall will be utilized for cre ating power. A series of concrete drops has been constructed and the immense body of water rushing over them is capable of generating at least 10,000 horse power, which will be util ized in lighting the entire Uncompah gre valley by electricity. The cost of the tunnel and distrib uting canals is over $5,000,000, and perpetual Water rights will be sold to actual settlers at about $35 an acre. Nice Man. Two young women boarded a crowd ed street car and were obliged to stand, says the Washington Post. One of them, to steady herself, took hold of what she supposed was her friend’s hand. They had stood thus for some time, when, on looking down, she dis covered that she was holdlng s man’s hand.' Greatly embarrassed, she ex claimed: “Oh, I’ve got the wrong hand!’’ Whereupon the man, with a smile, stretched forth his other hand, saying: “Here is the other one, madam.** South Swept by Deadly Hurricane MILLIONS IN PROPERTY LOSS HURRICANE HAD FORCE TO SWEEP AWAY TIMBER. Complete Tie-Up of Railroads—Only Meager Meant ox Communication With Stricken Soction. Memphis, Tenn. —With lines of com munication still interrupted, and with practically no information whatever from any but the larger cities, it is now known that the equinoctial gale has covered all the coast country from Hor ida to Texas, extending with its full force as far north as the Alabama bound ary, through Southern Mississippi and Louisiana, and up the river as far as Natchez and Vicksburg. Later the storm turned northward with diminishing force, touching at Jackson, Miss., giving Mem phis a touch of its tail, and passing on to Nashville and Louisville and expend ing itself in the Ohio valley. It is now established that none of the great cities in the path of the storm suf fered any appalling disaster, though of course they were all hit and damaged to m certain extent. It is not known that any lives were lost at Pensacola or Mo bile. There is some loss of life reported at Chef Menteur, a few miles east from New Orleans. There were a few lives lost at New Orleans and Jackson, Miss. At all these places and at all places of less importance there was destruction of property. Fear for the Interior. But as to the interior country the greatest apprehension has been enter tained, and from all that area there has been absolutely no information. Tele graph and telephone wires are down. The railroads are out of commission, with not a single wheel turning in all that vast extent of country. And as tho hurricane was accompanied by heavy rainfall, it is to be assumed that the country roads are overflowed, washed away and deprived of bridges, while throughout the vast stretches of piney woods it is to be supposed that fallen trees have encumbered the roads so as to make them impassable even if thev had not been destroyed by the deluge of water. As soon as the telegraph lines along the railroad rights of way shall have been restored it will be possible to ob tain news from the interior points. The only route of telegraphic messages out of New Orleans during Tuesday even ing was by an improvised service via Hattiesburg. But from New Orleans it was possible to get but little light on the situation beyond the immediate vicinity of New Orleans, for that city has been cut off from its surrounding country. It was learned that after the first force of the storm had spent itself in New Orleans, demolishing some buildings, with a loss of perhaps a million dollars, and with the loss of four lives, the storm did no’ further serious damage in the city. Damage in Mississippi. FVom points in Southern Mississippi and along the Mississippi river comes strong confirmation of these fears. Dam age was wrought at Vicksburg, Natchez, Jackson and McComb City, and it is ominously stated that the storm swept over the timber country of South Mis sissippi with cyclonic force, felling the trees that constitute the wealth of that section. It was through that same coun try that cyclones of recent years have passed, carrying death and destruction. Information from Jackson is to the ef fect that the storm had force enough to damage the new and the old capitol buildings, than which there are no stancher structures in the state. At Mc- Corab City the railroad buildings were injured by the winds and freight cars were lifted from the tracks. That being the case, it is evident that the hurricane was possessed of a strength sufficient to carry devastation over all the interior country through which it may hav swept. Riviera Swept by Gale. Down on the gulf coast the damage was widespread. That part of Missis sippi has been poetically referred to as the Riviera of America. For hundreds of miles it is lined with summer homes, fronting on the ordinarily placid waters of the Mississippi sound, hidden behind ancient oak trees, whose expanding branches are laden with festoons of Spanish moss. There are spacious hotels for transient visitors, and every few miles there is a more or less pretentious collection of homes and business places amounting to the dignity of a village or town. Dispatches have come out from there telling of the wiping out of the bath houses, the destruction of houses of frail construction, the beaching and wrecking of the smaller craft that navi gate the sound and the blowing doSvn of trees. It is known that this process ol destruction extended all the way from New Orleans past Pascagoula and Mobile and Pensacola down the coast of Florida. The full intensity of the storm was fel* between Waveland, Miss., and New Or leans, and that is the part of the coun try out of which it has been impossible to obtain information. Storm Does Great Property Damage. Jackson, Miss. —An equinoctial hurri cane of great intensity swept upward from the Mississippi coast Monday night, carrying death and destruction in its wake. Several lives have been lost and property damaged to the extent of sev eral million dqllars. To obtain an ac curate list of the dead and injured at this hour or form a comprehensive esti mate of the property loss is impossible. Wires are down in all directions and Jackson has been almost entirely cut off from the outside world since midnight. Death List Coming In.^ Galveston, Tex. —Wireless messages give in disconnected sentences some of the story of the hurricane. It is the widest hurricane in the history of gulf disturbances, covering a path about 400 miles in width. The gulf coast in Lpuis iana, !V id Alsam s ™ devastated a distance of forty to sixty flules inland. The destruction of prop erty and crops is variously estimated at from $500,000 to $1,500,000. The wind at New Orleans attained a velocity of seventy-eight miles an hour in half minute blows. New Orleans, La. —After attaining a velocity of sixty miles per hour at New Orleans at 7 o’clock Monday night, the West Indian hurricane, which struck the Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf coast, lefl in its wake four dead at New Orleans and perhaps others along the Gulf coast, though no definite advices of mortality in other sections have thus far been re ceived here. The property loss in New Orleans will exceed SIOO,OOO. Many houses were un roofed and frail buildings in numerous instances were partially destroyed. As all wires are down, it is impossible to ascertain the loss of li/e or property along the Gulf coast. At 4 o’clock Monday afternoon the city of New Orleans and the neighbor ing country were cut off from communi cation with the outside world by the de struction of telegraph and telephone con nection, but not until it had been made known by fugitive messages and bulle tins that all that coast country from a point near Waveland, Miss., on through the coast parishes, fronting Lake Borgne and surrounding Lake Pontchartrain, and on westwardly into Texas, had been swept by a great wind storm from off the Gulf of Mexico, accompanied by a tidal wave and a backing-up of river and lake waters, that flooded great stretches of country, causing immense destruction of property and doubtless no little loss of life. The storm had been hovering off the coast in the Gulf for two days. Monday it struck inland, traveling in a north westerly direction. So great w T as the force of the wind that the waters of the Mississippi, backed up from the Gulf 100 miles be low, rose 3 feet at the New’ Orleans levee. The neighboring lakes were agitated till they all overflowed, covering the adja cent lowlands with an ocean’s expanse of seething torrent. The Gulf waters from Lake Borgne were added to the volume of the flood, and when the latest dispatches came out of New' Orleans there were outlying parts of that city covered with water, while the cyclonic winds had destroyed several buildings, great and small, and had otherwise dam aged property. Early Storm Not the Worst. The first onslaught of the gale at 9:30 o’clock Monday morning was not the worst, nor did it give even a faint sug gestion of the more forceful attack that was to come later. It did not injure the wire service out of New Orleans, except along the Louisville & Nashville road. But about 4 o'clock, when the second great hurricane swept over the country, all the wires went down. Not a single avenue of communication with New Or leans was left. The Illinois Central at Memphis was in communication with Mc- Comb City as late as 7 o’clock, but after that hour could get no further south than Jackson. Between 4 and 7 o’clock it was possible to get some information over the wire from McComb City, but this information was meager indeed. It was learned that the Illinois Central track between Kentwood, La., and Ken ner, La., was pretty well washed out, and that it was impossible to say when it would be in condition for use again. It was also found that after 4 o’clock communication over the wires on the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley road was out off south of Vicksburg. It could not be learned where the break in the wires took place. Natchez was cut off, though there was a telephone Avire work ing out of Natchez as late as 8 o’clock at night. But it was ascertained that the tracks of the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley'south of Vicksburg w’ore in pass able shape, and therefore it was given out by the Illinois Central management at Memphis that the northbound passen ger trains out of New Orleans, the through Chicago train due in Memphis at 8 o’clock this morning, and the Water Valley accommodation would be run out on the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley road by way of Baton Rouge, and the Memphis train may be expected not much short of schedule time this morn ing. Texas Cities Are Safe. The Southern Texas cities, Galveston and Houston, that might be considered to be in danger from coast storms of the severity of this one, have not been troubled by the storm. From Houston the information was conveyed that there had been no communication with New Orleans since noon. It is evident, there fore, that the wires w’est of New Or leans were slaughtered in the first of the gales, which perhaps reached the Texas State line about noon. I Cuban Storm Severe. Havana —Telegraph wires and bridge* between Havana and Pinar del Rio are still down, and consequently it has been impossible to ascertain the extent of the damage wrought by the storm in that section. It has been learned, how ever, that many hundreds of peasants are destitute from the destruction of their huts and crops. The treasury is without available re lief funds and President Gomez called a special session of congress for Sept. 24 to make a relief appropriation. The total loss in Pinar del Rio is today esti mated at $1,000,000. Hurricane at Pensacola. Pensacola, Fla.—Blowiiig day at a velocity of between 50 and 60 miles an hour, the wind Monday after noon increased to hurricane velocity. Shortly before dark the weather bureau displayed the hurricane signals, and all vessels in the bay hurried to a cove for shelter. Ocean-going steamships an chored in the bay Eput out all possible extra anchors.- Shipping at the navy yard and Fort Barrancas came up the bay and sought shelter in a cove. The ship Romenoff, moored at Perido wharf, toppled over on the wharf, Great Damage Indicated. Houston, Tex.—Specials from Laks Charles, Crowley and Jennings Ala., in dicate great damage from the storm that is Sweeping the coast of Louisiana and other gulf states, wires to New Jdrieans are down. The wind attained a Velocity of over 45 miles an hour, and ioas* jmvm,imrvofe4, wWe trees were im~ ur> by the roots, Waters In the bayOus and rivers leading to the gulf are abeked up by the swell. Torrential rainfall accompanied the wind and serious damage to the late Japanese rice crop is feared. MANY LIVES LOST IN CUBA. ' • ■ News of Damage From Hurricane Slow in Coming In. Havana, Cuba.—News la constantly ar riving from the towns in Pinar del Rio telling of disaster caused by the latest hurricane. Many lives were lost. It is impossible to ascertain the number, for telegraph communication is completely interrupted, the storm having left the poles and wires down In every direction. Thousands of houses have been wrecked and many fishing boats sunk. The loss of property is estimated at more than $6,000,000. Subscriptions are being started all over the island to succor the sufferers. Fam ine is reigning throughout the afflicted places and it is difficult to send pro visions to them, for the roads have been left in all but impassable condition. The Cuban treasury is without available re lief funds, and President Gomez last night called a special session of congress to meet Sept. 24 for the purpose of mak ing a relief appropriation. The Isle of Pines, where most of the inhabitants are Americans, also suffered heavily from the hurricane. The orange crop is reported destroyed and many houses are in ruins. DAMAGE AT BILOXI. Track Washed Away and Schooners Wrecked. Biloxi, Miss, —The Gulf storm struck this city at 3 o’clock Monday morning, the wind increasing until it reached a velocity of 60 miles an hour at 5 o’clock in the afternoon. It is estimated that the high tide and the wind has wrought damage to property between $40,000 and $50,000. Between Beauvoir and Debuys, 500 feet of the track of the Gulf Coast Trac tion Company is washed away, and an other hundred feet is gone near the Sol diers’ Home, and to the eastward of Gulfport another hundred and fifty feet was washed away. DAMAGE ALONG COAST. Hurricane at Biloxi—Traction Company Suffers. Mobile, Ala. —Beginning at an early hour Monday morning came the first in dications of the gulf tropical storm, most unwelcome to Mobile merchants, her cit izens, marine interests, and especially to those residing on the exposed coast along the eastern shore, such as Coden, Bayou I.aßatre and other places along the Mobile and Bay Shore railroad, and also towns on Mississippi Sound, along the Louisville & Nashville railroad. Mobile, at 7 o’clock Monday night had received very little of the disturbance. During the afternoon all river and bay craft that could get away went up Mo bile river to Twelve-Mile Island as a precaution, but some vessels decided to take a chance, and quite a few of them were anchored out in the river opposite the city wharves. Maximum wind ve locity here was thirty-four miles an hour, and at 7 o’clock was twenty-four miles. No Damage at Galveston. Galveston, Tex. —The tropical storm reported in the gulf by the weather bu reau for the past three days evidently passed inland at or near the mouth of the Mississippi river. Direct wire con nections between this city and New Or leans and Mobile were lost about 9 o’clock Monday morning. Indications are that the effects of the hurrieance were being seriously felt in New Orleans and on eastern Louisiana coast. Rice Crop Damaged. Crowley, La. —The heaviest wind and rain storm in this sectloif for years pre vailed here Monday. The greatest dam age done in this section is to the rice crop, which will be hurt seriously. THREE WRECKS REPORTED. Much Damage Results Around the Rigolets. Atlanta, Ga. —The Postal Telegraph company has a message from New Or leans before the wires went down, which says that several houses have been un roofed and that much damage was done around the Rigolets. All railroads are tied up and three wrecks are reported. All wires to Texas are lost. L. & N. Tracks Washed Away. Mobile, Ala. —The tropical storm which has been central over the Gulf since Saturday moved inland Monday and struck the territory west of Bay St. Louis, about fifty miles from New Or leans. The greatest damage, according to reports here, Avas experienced by the Louisville & NashA-ille Railroad, the tracks of that line being Avashed out in two places. Through traffic along the coast has been abandoned. Houses Unroofed, Crops Hurt. Jennings, La. —Avery severe Avinfl and rain storm has been raging here all day. Trees haAe been uprooted and several buildings unroofed. No casualties have been reported. Telegraph and telephone wires are doAvn in all directions. Great fears are entertained that much dam age will result to the Japan rice crop. Blowing Rain at Vicksburg. Vicksburg, Miss.—Vicksburg is in the gust and blowing rain of the gulf coast storm, although no material damage is vet reported. Barometric pressure at 9:30 Avas reported by the Aveather bu reau at 29.43 and the wind velocity at 3C miles an hour. Pascagoula, Miss. —This coast has been in the throes of a gulf storm all day, and at this hour, 4 p, m., the storm is quite severe, with the Avind blowing at the rate of forty miles an hour, ac companied by heavy rains. Oppose Postal Savings Bank. Chicago, 111.—Not a voice was raised in defense of the postal savings bank plan in the sessions of the American Bankers’ Association convention, nor was there a word uttered in favor of guar anty of deposits for state or national banks. In formal reports, in speeches and in impromptu remarks both Ideas were repeatedly scored by the assembled bankers, who were apparently of one mind in opposing the two remedies of fered for the relief of financial condi tions. - -m Mississippi w i :u, pws ® L>— m ■ ■■ ■ The men who are charged with the responsibility of developing the section 3f country along the Pearl river valley which is traversed by the New Orleans Great Northern railroad are going stead* ily on with the task, and while it is still early in the day to do more than speculate and plan, they are going quiet ly and persistently along in the process of making a great railway line. They are sure of their territory, which is one of the most favored in the lower part of the state, and, taken in connection with that in Louisiana, which the railroad company has done so much to develop, they are content to work and wait. Sheriff R, J. Harding, of Hinds county, has made his final settlement with Au ditor Smith, which shows that he has paid in taxes during the year amounting to $101,728.89, probably the largest amount of taxes ever collected in one year in this or any other county in the state. The total assessment of all lands in Lauderdale county, including the city of Meridian, amounts to $8,023,104, or an increase over the year 1906 of $872,504, that being the year in which the last land assessment was made, amounting to $7,150,600. Industrious efforts are being made by H. B. Barbee, president of the Grenada Fair and Live Stock association, and J. S. King, secretary, to make the fair to be held Oct. 26, 27 and 28 a great suc cess. The fair district embraces all ad joining counties, as well as several oth ers, and it appears that every county in the district is to be ■well represented. The suit of Mrs. Kate Laurent et al. vs. C. R. Smith, for damages in the sum of $50,000 for the killing of E. A. Laur ent, will not come up at the September term of circuit court at Columbus. At a conference of attorneys representing both defendant and plaintiffs, a continu ance Mas agreed upon. Strong circumstantial evidence cor roborates the almost general belief that J. W. Smith, the farmer M-hose mangled body M'as found partially buried beneath brush and fresh dirt ten miles south of Columbus near his plantation, was as sassinated by negroes, who are known to have held bitter enmity touards him. The board of supervisors of Jones county have just passed a severe game law —regulating the killing of all kinds of game in this county—also regulating fishing. A tax of $25 a year is to be charged for the non-residents who hunt in Jones county. In case of violation of this law a fine of $26 to SSO may be imposed. The grounds of the Alcorn County Fair association, adjoining Corinth, are completed and are a credit to the man agement. The fair will open Oct. 6, and continue four days. President Hardy, of the A. and M. col lege, backed up by the people of Stark ville, is making a strong effort to induce President Taft to stop off at Starkville on Nov, 21 and lay the cornerstone of the chemical laboratory which is now in course of construction at the college. Resolutions opposing the $500,00C bond issue ordered by the Tallahatchie drainage commission at its recent meet ing at Clarksdale were adopted by the taxpayers of Coahoma county in mass .meeting assembled. The Lafayette county camp, No. 752. of the Confederate veterans, has de cided to have an old-fashioned barbecue and reunion here on Thursday, Nov. 25. After two years had elapsed aince the killing of his wife at their home in Pike county, E. T. Elizey, a prosperous farm er, has been arrested and charged with the crime. The Deer Creek Baptist association, including more than thirty churches in Washington, Sharkey, Bolivar, LeFlore. Warren and Sunflower counties, con vened at Belzona. This is one of the most important associations in the state. The board of supervisors of Washing ton county has fixed the tax levy for the coming year at 7 mills on the dollar, which includes a special tax for road and bridge purposes. The A, and M. College opening far ex ceeded the expectations of President Hardy and the members of the faculty. It was probably the brightest opening the college has ever had in its history. There were present at the first exercise fully 700 young Missippians. This is about 100 more than the college opened with last session. At a meeting of the taxpayers of Tal lahatchie county, held at Sumner, coun sel were employed to enjoin the board ol drainage commissioners from issuing $50,000 bonds, recently authorized by said board. Tho Lincoln county convict farm, which has been advertised for sale for $15,000, has not yet been sold. On this farm are kept the county convicts ar well as the poor, and its sale by the board has not met with the approval ol the majority of the taxpayers. The eighteenth session of the Missis sippi Synodical College opened at Holly Springs under most favorable auspices. The attendance, both in the boarding and local department, is perhaps the largest in the history of the college. At Tndianola buyers are paying 20 to 22 cents for best staples, and other lengths In proportion. Buyers are plenti ful and sellers few. The crop continues to deteriorate and the smallest produc tion is predicted for this country for more than a quarter of a century. The county stock law, which became operative throughout Coahoma county Sept. 1, is reported by the road commis sioner, Capt. T. Likens, to be working splendidly, ita provisions having been complied with by the people generally, cheerfully and without protest. HOW HE DID THE CHORES Wound Up #e Music Box and Put His Corkscrew In the Barom eter. "You needn't wait for me,” explained the bead of the house; "1 have' a din ner engagement, an important busi ness affair, and no doubt I shall be kept quite late.” At breakfast next morning an om inous silence had fallen upon all. The bead of the house had no appetite and was evidently far from feeling well. After a painful silence the hus band, without meeting his wife’s eye, essayed to start conversation. "It's funny about that clock,” he said. "It's stopped, and. I’m sure I wound it last night.” "You are mistaken,” said his wife, icily; "you wound up Willie’s music box instead and it played ‘Home, Sweet Home’ till daylight. The clock in the hall has also stopped, but I find that you screwed your corkscrew into the barometer.” IN YOKOHAMA. 1 \ - / Jack—l wish I had my signal book. Bust me. I’ll bet that bend of th© wrist means something saucy. From Overhead. A canary hung directly over the big square table in the Hungarian res taurant. "Once,” said a woman who was din ing there, "the bottom dropped out of the cage, the bird flew at the or chestra yonder, and we had bird seed in our soup. It was awful!” “That reminds me,” said tbe cross eyed man, “of one time when we were having a little game of poker on the B. &O. You know how those trains roll. Well, just about the middle of the game down came all the grips and dress suit cases straight into the kitty and broke up the game. Money flew everywhere. We got so mixed we couldn’t tell which had won or where the money was that whoever had won it won. Talk about bird seed! ” Where Sitting Bull Was. Doane Robinson, head of the depart ment of history for the state of South Dakota, says of Sitting Bull and the Custer massacre: "The Indians tell me that Sitting Bull was a medicine chief; that he was the greatest influ ence among the Sioux at that time by reason of his constant agitation against the whites, and that he did not per sonally engage in the fight against Custer, but that he was back on an elevation between the Little Big Horn and the Big Horn making medicine.” —lndian School Journal. Cobblestones for Baltimore. The Brooklyn Standard Union says that "those people from the rural re gions who jeer at Manhattan’s horse cars may take note that the Baltimore city council is preparing to pave a street with cobblestones.” The Difference. "Marriage is a good thing for single men,” said the bridegroom-elect. "Hum, yes,” remarked Mr. Henpeck, "for single men only.” For Headache Try Hlcka* Capudlno. Whether from Colds, Heat. 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