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GIRLS FOUGHT WELL.
They Actually Smothered Party of Marauding Youths. (IrnKtllP Follow* KffortM In Ilrrtik l:p u MplitKown l*nrty (iivcn l>yCo kit.—Scanty Attire No liar to the Attack, The St. Paul (Minn.) correspondent of the Chicago Inter Ocean isauthority tor tlie statement that a dozen youths, students of Hamline college, the other night engaged in a close range struggle with the co-eds of the institution, clad in night gowns, and were compelled to retreat after they had been liter ally smothered in girls and pushed and pulled about ill a most heartless man ner l>y their fair opponents. With the girls wearing their slum ber robes, and the boys decked out in Indian and tramp costumes, the strug gle was short and decisive. It all arose over a nightgown ban quet. The co-eds had been planning for weeks to enjoy themselves in a novel manner, and elaborate prepafa t ions had been made. The dining-room of Ladies’ hall had been selected as the scene of festivities, and tables had been surreptitiously prepared. The greatest secrecy \\as maintained, but in sonic unaccountable way the boys learned of the affair and planned to raid the banquet hall. Shortly before midnight 'the girlsin flow ingcostumes gathered in the lower Iltl , l U » Hi UU U H O II (111, Cl IK I l» III II cell were present, marched silently and in a body to the dining-room. A sight really shocking to the hun gry co-eds met their eyes. A dozen young Indians and tramps were hurry ing about the tables and helping them selves to the delicacies. Though out minibeitd'three to one, the marauders felt the strength of their position, and boldly continued their depredutions. Many of the more timid of the girls tried to withdraw hastily, but their leaders were more aggressive, and, aft er a brief bnt exciting conference at the door, ordered their followers to charge the bold invaders. And they charged. With a shout that awoke the enthusiasm of the most GTRL<S SHOWED NO MERCY. backward the girls set upon the thieves, and the fun and fighting began. The Indians and tramps seeing tTie futil ity of attempting to escape, hastily flowed away what loot they could1 in their pockets and turned at bay. Their efforts were of no avail. The fury of the attack made by the ama zonian phalanx was irresistible, and each boy found himself surrounded by a large and aggressive crowd of angry girls. The invaders were struck and jerked and pushed and pulled about I UC IUUJV.C, X. .X X ». x , x backs by the co-eds, who piled on top of them and held them powerless. The girls showed no mercy and their ene mies asked none. One by one the boys were forced to disgorge their plunder, and one by one they were driven through the windows by which 'they had entered. In the meantime the tumult had awakened the preceptress, who hur ried to the dining-room to discover the cause. When she arrived she found' a situation that was startling, to say the least. Almost every girl student residing at the hall was there. Flushed with victory and content with the sig nal defeat they had administered to the boys, they declared themselves Heady to accept any punishment if al lowed to proceed with the banquet. The preceptress was lenient, and told the girls that they were the ag grieved parties. In order to give the nightgown party a semblance of le gality, she permitted the festivities to proceed. The next day the campus at Ilamline college was the scene of a number of secret confidences by students dis cussing the affair. The Indians and tramps declare that they are not dis heartened. EXCHANGE OF CHILDREN. Where City Parental Trade Their Off spring with People from the Country. A curious arrangement, called “The Exchange of Children,” was adopted by some charitable people of Berlin last summer, and will be re vived this spring, says the New York Tribune. The promoters arrange for the temporary interchange of city and country children. Children of working people there begin to con tribute to the support of the family sooner than in this country. The lit tle ones all have their tasks. This is true in the country, as well as in the cities, but the labor performed by children in the towns is very dif ferent from that on the farm. Hence some charitable women of Berlin organized a fresh-air scheme, by which the children of the poor may exchange places for a few months in the summer. Those from the farms come into the city, which is a valuable educational experience for them, and those :n the city have an opportunity to enjoy a little country life, without depriving the parents of either of their assistance. Families who are willing to make such exchanges are invited to report at the headquarters, where an ex change is arranged. NO JUSTICE FOR HIM. Sot Even When He Carried a Bair of Nltroiryeerln Into the Juilre'ii Office. “I am often required to deal, with queer individuals in the carrying riut of my official duties,” explained a local prosecuting officer to a Wash ington Star reporter. “The latest incident of the sort occurred a day or two ago. A well-dressed man, carrying a large satchel, was admitted to my private office. He complained that a conspiracy to defraud him out of valuable lands In Louisiana existed, and his desire was that 1 should prosecute the conspirators. I sug gested that he tile his complaint at the department of justice, explaining that 1 had no authority outside of the District of Columbia. But my visitor could not see it that way. He "WHAT DO YOU THINK THEY DIDT" promptly informed me that he had first called at the department of justice, and that the officials there had referred him to me. lie added that he did not propose to be bam boozled any further. “My visitor went on to say that he had entered his complaint before one of the leading judges in Balti more, but his honor had him ejected from the court room. I was further told by my caller that he proceeded to the sidewalk outside the court house, and assembling a crowd of citizens about him, notified them of what had occurred within and threat ened that if they did not assist him in securing his rights from the judge lie would drop his satchel, which, he declared, contained a large amount of nitroglycerin, in the midst of the crowd. “ ‘Now, what do you think they did?” my caller inquired of me. “I told him that I could not guess. “ ‘Not a blessed thing.’ he said. “During the entire recital the man held his satchel very carefully and kept glancing at it in a nervous way. 1 did not relish the situation, so I pushed an electric button and sum moned my messenger. A moment later my vistor and his satchel had been unceremoniously ushered out. I could hear him as he stood in the corridor delivering a harangue on the subject of the impossibility of secur ing justice in this land of the free.” BAD DAY FOR SNAKES. Fnrnier Miller Interrupts Convention of 200 Rattlers and ItnKs 32 of the I'gly Kept ill's. The man who is not afraid to tackle a bunch of 200 rattlesnakes is II. ],. Miller, of Stroudsburg, Pa., ac cording to his own story of an en counter recently, in which he came out victor with the scalps—or rat tles, rather—of 32 of the enemy. Good rattlesnake skins are worth one dollar a copy in the open .mar ket, and the snake oil is valued at $16 a pound, as a remedy f^ir a long list of ills which man has inherited from ancestors who had perhaps very little else to leave as a remem INTERRUPTING THE CONVENTION. brance. Miller discovered these quo tations somewhere in the market re ports, and at cnce adopted snake hunting as a profession. He is now looked upon by his neighbors as a man who sees more snakes—real live ones—than any individual in that section of the state. In speaking of his latest adventure Miller says: “I had my gun with me when I came across a convention of rattlers with about 200 in close session. I let go with both barrels, and just blew the heads off of 32 of them. One of them had 22 rattles.” The story was backed up by a view of a large bunch of rattles. Cruelty In Refined Form. “Yes,” said the critic to the aspir ing young playwright, “there are great possibilities in this play of yours.” “Thank you. It is very kind of you to say so.” “But there will be greater possi bilities in the fellow who is clever enough to find them and get them out.”—Chicago ltecord-Herald. Dodge ’Em. “My son,” said the Savage Bachelor, “beware of the pretty girl at the sum mer hotel who is always late for her meals, who keeps everyone waiting on all excursions, and has no idea of time —it is this kind1 of which the wives are made who drive men to drink,”—N. Y. Times. FARMER AND PLANTER. Hog Bristle*. Did you ever try scrubbing a hog with soap and water? Try i,t and see how he will grow. 11^ you begin when they are young they will enjoy it. Hub them good with straw and give a clean bed. The stags and boar should be yard ed together. Where the boar is kept alone he should be yarded away from the sows so 4hat he will not be disturbed. The male hogs and stags should be kept separate from the brood sows. Wall fenders placed-ten to twelve Inches above the floor will keep the sow from crushing the pigs against the wall. Put each farrowing sow in a sep arate pen two weeks before farrowing so that slje will become quiet and ac customed to her ntw quarters. Provide fresh straw for tlTe nests when needed and clean the pens each day. But little straw should be given the farrowing sow and this should be short and chaffy. The young pigs get tangled in the long straw and are injured by the dam, as a consequence. No animal enjoys the sunshine more than the hog and none are so general ly deprived of it. Some people think that any place is good enough for a hog, and they are kept for months un der barns and in pens on the north side of other buildings where the sun never shines. Give them all the sun shine they want; it is plenty and cheap. Small farrowing pens, about 6x8 feet and four to live feet high in front, placed in the open lot. serve a good purpose for isolating the sows at the time of farrowing, when the weather will permit their being left ouvoi-iioors.—r arm journal. Ili-nip In Kentucky. Our host black land is used for this money crop, whether for seed or fiber, though seed may be raised profitably on land not stroug enough for fiber hemp. A large amount of money was made last year on hemp, as the yields and prices were good. Some farmers are pay rig $10 per acre rent for hemp land. On this they raise 1,000 to 1, 200 pounds per acre, worth now $5 per 100. Expenses are counted now at $20 to $30 per acre, for there is re quired a great dual of manual labor, mostly negro. This, still, is remun erative + o the renter, and a great deal more so for the hemp raiser who owns his own land. Hemp for filter is sown broadcast, and so there is no cultivat ing, but for seed it is drilled or checked like corn and cultivated. There is less manual labor required in seed raising than fiber growing. Some have raised as high as 20 bush els per acre, worth this spring $4 per bushel, but too many sold last fall at $2 to $2.50. Hemp seed raising re quires a period like corn, but the fiber crop is seldom cleared up much before the next crop. Hemp may he grown year after year on the same ground, in fact, many think it enrickets land. At least there is no perceptable de terioration. One man raised it on the same ground for nine consecutive years, and a corn crop the tenth year was extra good. The work of cutting, hauling and breaking the fiber and threshing the seed is done by hand. Various machines have been made but all were discarded as impractical, so the negro still has the field. Coi. Epitomist. Small Furnm. The man with only a small farm is often discouraged. He is inclined to think that there is on opportunity f«fi him to accumulate. This is a great mistake. There are many men own ing small farms who are comparative ly rich, and there will be many more in the future, as people become bet ter educated in all departments of agriculture. It matters not how much land a man may own, he has no more time to study and manage his compli cated affairs than the man owning but a few acres; and there are few business enterprises that are success ful unless the owner has time to study, manage and oversee details. The man with a small farm has time to devote to some specialty. His small farm is easy to keep and im prove; taxes are light, and not much hired labor required; hence, he does Tinn/1 do wn/tli mniioi' OC tllP riWTlPT of a large farm, as his expenses are so much less. Quite often the net in come of small farms is greater than that of larger ones. The work is much pleasanter and easier, as there is not so much on the mind, there is more leisure time and less confusion. Those who are not able to own large farms should not feel discouraged, but should study local surroundings to find special things to raise for quick money returns, and make the head as sist the hands.—Cor Epitomist. Cultivation of Sage. It will take about one and one-half pounds of seed to plant one acre, at $1 per pound. Sow seed in burned beds, same as you would tobacco. When plants are three inches high, reset in rows three feet apart, 15 inches in drill, by hand or with plant setter. Cultivate to keep free of weeds. When the leaves turn to a shade of brighter green than when growing, it is ready to h'arvest. Cut the stems three or four inches long with a sharp knife,and place on racks, same as broomcorn, in an airy shed, about one bushel to the rack, as plenty of air is necessary to cure properly. One acre will produce from 300 to 800 pounds the first year, and if it lives through the winter, which it will do if winter is not too cold, it will produce 600 to 1,200 pounds the second year. As to prices, it sells at wholesale for from eight to twelve cents per pound if put on the market before Thanksgiving, and from six to ten cents if placed on the market after that time. At the lowest figures it will pay $18 per acre, and at the highest estimate $96 per acre, but should it live over the second year it would pay from $36, the lowest esti mate, to $144, the highest per acre.— Cor. Epitomist. Keeping Farm Accounts. All farmers should keep an account of their business and farming opera tions. The benefits from keeping such an account are many. It creates an interest in one’s business to know if there has been a profit or loss in his investment. It forms a reliable basis of knowing the most profitable de partments. There is a satisfaction in doing a thing where one knows the profit that is derived. It enables the farmer to conduct his work on busi ness principles. A good business man would not think of doing business without an account book. Why should a farmer? (Jet an account book and keep tab of your business. By so do ing you will reap greater per cent, of profit from your labors, besides 100 per cent, in satisfaction. Take some good farm paper, and in looking through your papers, take note of the title, a few general points of the ar ticles of interest that occur in your papers from time to time. By noting the title, name and date of paper, and tiling them away in proper order, one can readily find an article desired, which otherwise might require more time. Try it, and see if you do not take more interest in your farm work and your papers in connection there with.—Cor. Epitomist. Karin Note*. Weeds rob the farmer’s soil and en tail labor from spring until fall. Farmers in each community should unite and determinedly fight weeds for three years, not allowing a single one to grow if# possible; their ex penses then would be greatly reduced. The feeding of breeding stock is an evil that demands attention. It is well known that, for breeding pur poses, a breeding animal should not be over-fat; yet animals are exhibited at fairs as “breeding stock,” when, in fact, they are in fat condition, which is just opj>osite to what they should be. If fat animals are attractions at fairs, they should be induced to com pete for prizes offered for fat stock. im uui wait mu lUIl^ iKM die ucguiiiitig to spray to destroy insects and para sites. It is the early work that is the most effectual. If the farmers wish to be prosperous, they must combine with their farming the manufacture of pork and beef. The. corn, grass, hay and fodder are their raw materi als; the pork and beef and wool their finished products.—Cor. Epitomist. The Hok Ak fi Machine. “Corn thrown into a well-bred pig is cash.” writes F. I). Coburn, secre tary of the Kansas state board of agriculture. “The hog is a patented machine, fully capable of taking care of all the raw material set before it. It is self-regulating and self-oiling, never gives out, and is perfectly re liable. The machine can take ten bushels of corn, and put them into the room that the bushel will require. Take a good hog, and till him wdth corn, and fatten him. Seven pounds of corn will make one pound of fat, and that pound is wortli many times seven pounds of corn. The hog is a condenser of freight rates. Ship him to England, and the frieght. on him will be much less than on the corn it took to fatten him, and he will bring several times the amount of money.” —Farm and Fireside. Worth Rearlni; in Mind. A quick growth, and an early ma turity, returns the best profit among cattle, swine, sheep and poultry. The intelligent fanner, in preparing his stock for market, should always bear in mind the importance of pushing his stock from the time they are horn until placed on the market, Every day should see a gain in weight along tlie lines of profit; yet at the same time, this crowding should not lie overdone. There is danger of in juring animals by overfeeding, espe cially when young. If. however, the feed rations are properly made, look ing toward just, enough and not too little, or too much, good results may be expected in the end.—Midland Farmer. Ilort Clover Valuable. Fed clover is valuable for the abund ance of pasture it produces and for its excellence as food. Rich in lime and nitrogen, as well as containing a large proportion of starched matter.it is one of the best-balanced foods used, and is also highly relished by all kinds of stock. 1» addition to pro moting a large flow of milk from cows, it is unexcelled as pasturage for hogs. Its value as a fertilizer is also admitted,and many farmers grow it for that purpose as well as for food.—Farmers' Ilomv Journal. HERE AND THERE. —Hogs .like plenty of sunlight and sunlight is cheap in the southwest. •—The hog is not by nature a dirty animal, but sometimes the treatment he gets is enough to warp his dispo sition. —Featiric a cow over the head with a fence rail will neither improve her disposition nor increase her flow of milk. —The man who depends on the acorn crop to fatten his hogs will never be able to build libraries from his profits in the hog raising business. —The demand is nearh" always good for horses of medium weight and good form. Brood mares, properly handled, can be made to pay on al most any farm. —When buying cows for dairy herds 'it is a good plan to determine the amount of milk given by weight. A cow that gives a “pail full” night and morning may be a very poor dairy animal. —The man who fails to give active support to his truck growers’ associa tion has no right to complain if the association shipments do not yield satisfactory returns. —It is said that the tomato pack in the vicinity of Lexington, Va., will reach fourteen million cases. Some of the canning plants are supplied from their own tomato fields. —A teaspoonful of copperas to a gallon of water is an excellent tonic for fowls when molting or otherwise debilitated. An iron drinking vessel will answer the same purpose. —Fowls that are confined to small runs can be given free range condi tions by frequently plowing or spad ing the ground, thus affording health and vigor producing exercise and a goodly supply of worms. —Have you established . a visible connection between your practical farm work and the thousands of re 1 corded experiences of other farmers as wise as yourself? Consult the ex perience of others and you will grow in wisdom. a BEGINNING TO BOOM. Mississippi's Era of Prosperity Be coming Plainly Manifest. MARVELOUS RESOURCES OF WEALTH, Yield* Only to the Lone Star State In Cotton Production—Her Lumber and Manufacturing Interest* Coming Rapidly to tlie Front—Won ful Influx of Capital. Henry Yerger, in Commercial Appeal. In the past Mississippi has been essentially an agricultural State, and the greatest sources of her present wealth are her soil and timber sup ply. But she offers today advantages as a manufacturing State that are being eagerly seized by her owa citi zens, who are rapidly awakening to the fact that foreign investors are al ready in the field and threatening to pre-empt it. Some idea of the extent and variety of the industries of the State may be had by glancing at the census fig ures of 1900, although the most mar velous period of development in all the history of the State is now ii progress, dating back to about the beginning of 1900. Accordnig to the industries figures of the census of 1900, Mississippi ranked among the sisterhood of States as follows: The State In Statistics. Second in cotton ginning. Fourth in cotton oil products. Fourth ii turpentine and rosin prod ucts. Thirteenth in lumber and timber products. Eighteenth in gross agricultural products.' Seventeenth in cotton goods put out. Twenty-eighth in planing mill prod ucts. Forty-second in flour and grist mill products. In population the State stands ia the twentieth place. Prominence of Ginning. Cotton ginning naturally occupies first place, cotton being the 'principal crop of the State. In cotton gianing she is behind Texas only, whose area is many times larger than Mississippi. Cotton oil products and turpentine and rosin come next, the State being well to the front in cotton production and piae lumber output. During the three years since the census report was made there has been the most ex traordinary increase in both the cot ton oil and lumber business of the State, and while no data has been compiled to show the exact extent of the increase in these two great indus tries, the report of Secretary of State Power, recently made public, throws some light on the questioa. According to Secretary Power’s re port thirty-four cotton oil mills have beea chartered in the State since Janu ary 1, 1901, with an aggregate author ized capital of $2,255,000. Nearly all of these mills are known to have been established and are in operation. In 1900, according to the census figures, there were forty-one oil mills in op eration, with an aggregate capital in vested of $3,711,930. Lumber Manufacturing. More marvelous still is the growth of the lumber business since the cen sus figures were compiled. According to Secretary Power’s report, there have been eighty-two lumber compa nies chartered to do business in the State, with an aggregate capital au thorized of $3,370,000. All but a few of the most recently chartered mills are now in operation, and the others are preparing to organize. The tre mendous showing is unparalleled, and it is doubtful if there is any other State in -the Union that can make a similar showing. In 1890 the census figures gave the State 844 establishments, with com bined capital of $17,337,538. In cotton goods manufacturing the census figures fail absolutely to give any adequate idea of what Mississippi s now doing in the development of this important industry. The number of working establishments fell off from nine in 1S90 to six in 1900, but the capital and the value of products both show increase in 1900 over 1890. The amount of capita! invested in cot ton manufacturing in 1900 is given at $2,209,749, and the value of products at $1,472,835. Secretary of State Power’s report shows that since the census figures were compiled nine cotton factories have been chartered to do business, with an aggregate capita! of $773,000. Several of these have organized and are in operation. Since the census figures were com piled nearly all of the mills in the State have increased their capital stock and greatly enlarged the capaci ties of their several plants. The greatest drawback to this in dustry has heretofore been the diffi culty of obtaining skilled labor to suc cessfully operate the mills and com nr!4k \Trtfir L^n rvln n rl /lor'/iovno in difficulty has at last been surmounted by the establishment pt the Starkville Agricultural and Mechanical College of the magnificently equipped textile school for training operators in all the branches of textile manufactur ing. These three leading industries will serve to give some idea of the amazing development of the State now in pro gress, and which shows no present signs of abating. Along with the rapid increase in lumber business the number of plan ing mills is steadily increasing. And the State does a considerable busi ness in the maiufacture of brick and tiling, to which the soil is peculiarly suited in nearly every section. There are a great variety of lesser indus tries springing up about which there are no statistics compiled, but for want of the capital and the skilled labor Mississippi is but just beginning the development of her manufacturing resources. There are numerous small factories for maaufacturing furniture, trunks, wagons, carriages and the like, and the possibilities in these indus tries may be said to be unlimited. . Soil and Timber Wealth. The area of the State of Mississippi is 47,750 square miles, or, in round numbers, thirty millions of acres. There is an absurd impression abroad that the surface of Mississippi is flat and that her soil is marshy, and that malaria is the chief product.' On the contrary, the greater portion of the State is high, rolling country that frequently rises to the dignity of hills. The great M^sls^PP1 delta, which lies between the Mississippi river and the Yazoo river, is lower than the balance of the State and is swampy in parts; but in it the swampy have just disappeared with the gradual settlement of the country and clearing away of the forests of cypress and oak. The geographical divisions of the soil are known as the Northwestern Prairie region, once called the “gran ary of Mississippi;” the Yellow Loam region, the Central Prairie region, the Long Leaf Pine region and the Qreat Delta region. There lg also what la kndwn as the Bluff Formation, which is a range of high land commencing at the Tennessee line, in DeSoto county, and running southwest, following the bend of the Yazoo river, but several miles to the east of that stream, un til it comes into the Mississippi river I at Vicksburg. Here it widens out con siderably and follows the banks of the Mississippi to the Louisiana line. In these grand geographical divis ions is comprised every variety of soil. The alluvial land of the delta is now world-famous as outrivaling the famous Nile valley. The delta was characterized by the great’ Pren tiss as the “cornucopia of the world.” Its productive power seems unbound ed. The crops of the delta are cot ton and corn, and the soil is so pe culiarly suited to the former that it is doubtful if any other land on earth can equal it for cotton production. A report of the United States De partment of Agriculture thus com pares the annual crop values of im proved lands in Mississippi and other States: Per Acre. Mississippi .$12.21 Illinois . 7.81 Indiana . 8.23 Iowa . 6.85 Now, when it is considered that much of the hill and sandy lands of the State are far less productive than this “Nile valley of America,” an idea | may be given of its marvelous fertility. The delta also produces an average of thirty bushels of Indian corn per acre, hay of the finest quality, Irish and sweet potatoes at a not profit of $30 per acre, and all fruits that grow | in semi-tropical countries. The prairie region produces "every crop known to the Southern soil and climate except the orange.” It was I oic3 characterized as the “corn and I meat surplus” section of the State. I In addition to its numerous crops, ! more diversified, perhaps, than other j sections, it has become the great cen ter of Mississippi’s stock industry. The immense cotton fields of other years have been laid off into meadows and pastures for horses, mules, cattle and hogs of the finest blood and breed. The lumber region of the State, in the great long leaf piae country, which comprises practically the entire south ern section of the State south of the Alabama & Vicksburg railroad, is a mine of wealth that is of incalcula ble value. It has been estimated that the standing timber of the State amounts to more than seventy-five billions of feet, and that if one tree was planted for every one cut down Mississippi could manufacture up wards of three hundred millions of feet of lumber every year and still possess a perpetuity in her lumber wealth. At Gulfport and Pascagoula ships may be seen every day loading thou sands of feet of yellow pine lumber for export to foreign markets, and more than a thousand saw mills are constantly cutting deeper and deeper into the forests. Truck Farming Forging Ahead. It has oily been of recent years that Mississippi farmers have turned their attention to trucking, but thisl industry has grown to extraordinary proportions, and is gradually spreading all over the State. The possibilities of the State in the direction of inten sified farming are just beginning to be understood, and of late the rail roads of the State have turned their attention to this industry. Excur sions have been run into the Shfe to bring prospectors from other sec tions, and specialists on horticulture have been employed to instruct the farmers. As a result of these ef forts truckiig has become a leading industry along the Illinois Central and the Mobile & Ohio railroads. The crops are chiefly tomatoes, strawber ries, potatoes, beans and asparagus. The railroads foster this industry, and satisfactory rates for shipment to for eign markets are given, and plenty of shipping facilities are provided. Nu merous trucking organizations or so cieties have been formed, with a view to improving products and generally to promote the industry. On the gulf coast the oyster indus try has grown to considerable pro portions, and the last legislature passed a special law protecting and encouraging the business. Canning factories are in operation that pay splendid dividends. One concern has an annual sale of $500,000 of product. Rapid Influx of Capital. A tremendous influx of capital into the State is now in progress and has been for the past four years. Some startling figures on this subject were recently compiled by Secretary of State Power from the corporation records of his department. The fig ures are comparative. For example, the amount of capital stock incorpo rated in four years prior to October 1, 1899, aggregated only $25,644,000, while for the two years from that date to October 1, 1901, the aggregate amount of capital was $26,430,000. Thus these two years more than doub led the four previous years. Since the first day of October, 1901, the figures are still more startling. From that date up to the 18th of May. 1903, a period of less than twenty months, the aggregate of capital in corporated reached the enormous fig ure of $46,612,450. Mississippi is but just entering upon ner penoa or development. All or her industries have long since passed the experimental stage and are In the market to compete with the best and to demand recognition. The State has no debt, or an in significant one. She has just paid out in cash over a million dollars to build a new capital and not a bond was issued to secure a dollar of this fund. Her people everywhere are pros pering and are contented, and she in vites investors and homeseekers to come and help in her upbuilding. Factory Exemptions. For the encouragement of factories the State offers liberal tax exemp tions. The statutory provisions cre ating factory exemptions are as fol lows: “All permanent factories or plants of the kind hereinafter named which shall hereinafter be established in this State before the first day of Janu ary, 1906, shall be exempt from all State, county and municipal taxation for a period of ten years, towit: All permanent factories for working of cotton, jute, ramie, wool, silk, furs or •metals; all permanent pork-packing and cold storage factories or plants, where the amount of capital invested shall not be less than $10,000; all per manent factories for manufacturing machinery, implements, or articles of use in a finished statei and ready for consumer’s use without additional pro cess of labor; all permanent factories for making wagons, carriages, buggies, clothing or shoes, complete; all per manent factories for making barrels or boxes complete, whether coopered or loose, ready for transportation; all permanent additions or extensions, costing not less than $10,000, here inafter made before the first day of January, 1906, to any permanent fac tory or plant hereinafter established under the provisions of this act.” The War She Identified Them. One of the most eccentric character* of old Nantucket waa Klim Ann MeCleave. She kept a niuaeum, where she lectured to the spectator*. One day, pointing to two small figures, ■he said: ' “Now, friends, lake notice of these fig ures: one is Caesar, the other Brutus. I’ve forgotten which is which. Mary Lizzie, tell me which of these got slewed.”—Youth’s Companion. A Maryland Wonder. Upper Cross Roads, Md., June 15th.— Never in the history of medicine in this state has anything created such a sen sation by its marvelous cures of the most extreme cases as Dodd's Kidney Pills. This wonderful medicine seems to know no limit in its wonder working power. Long-standing cases that have defied the most expert medical treatment seem to yield easily to this new conqueror of dis ease. Hundreds have testified to the virtue of Dodd's Kidney Pills. They tell of se vere cases of Rheumatism, Lumbago, Backache, Female Trouble, Nervous Dis eases and even Dropsy, Diabetes and Bright’s Disease cured by this medicine. Among those who have been benefited may be mentioned Mrs. John Cooney of this place. Mrs. Cooney says: “I believe Dodd’s Kidney Pills the best remedy ever known for Kidney Trouble and weak back. "They are without exception the best medicine 1 have ever used. "I will always praise them highly, for I know that they are good.” Mrs. Cooney is only one of many who say of Dodd’s Kidney Pills: “The most wonderful remedy, we ever heard of.” - She - "My parrot says some awfully clever things.’’ He—"And who taught it to talk .' She—“Oil, 1 did.’’—London Tit-Bits. Always look for this Trade Mark: “The Klean, Kool Kitchen Kind.” The Stoves without smoke, ashes or heat. Make com fortable cooking. 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