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[The Tupelo Jouri*^ Published Weekly. TT1 1 ‘ ' '= I TUPELO, : : : : : MISSISSIPPI. ■— ' ."ra George Ade denies that he Is en gaged to Miss Lucy Taggart. Pleads a previous engagement to the dramatic muse, doubtless. The Pennsylvania school board has forbidden its teachers to get married, and now, in all probability, they want to more than ever. A Berlin professor is starting a cru sade against the waiter’s “utility” nap kin. Has the 1 sleeping car blanket, then, been reformed? The usual variety of hot weather admonitions, says the Philadelphia Bulletin, will now be in order, re specting the wearing of light clothing, the avoidance of hurry and worry and the adoption of a seasonable and mod erate diet. They can all be boiled down into a single maxim that is ap plicable to every individual: Use com mon sense. The figures for the fiscal year Just expired show that the New York post office is one of the great business es tablishments of the country. The re ceipts were $16,989,817, an increase of 9.71 per cent., and the expenditures were $5,523,744, leaving a profit of $11,466,073. That tidy balance will go a good way toward making up defi cits elsewhere. Now that congress has appropriated $40,000 for the purpose, the spot on which the Pilgrims landed in Province town, on Cape Cod, will be marked by a suitable monument. The amount ap propriated, together with that derived from other sources, will make available nearly $100,000. Although no designs have yet been approved, it is confident ly expected that the monument will be worthy of the heroic men and women in honor of whose achievements it is to be raised. Humor or truth or allegory, as manu factured in Texas, asserts that a hun dred boys engaged in picking berries struck because their employer tried to muzzle them when they were at -work. No American boy in the land of free speech can brook being muzzled. When ihe picks fruit he is usually allowed to eat all he wants, and soon cloys his ap petite and b'eeomes like the girl behind the candy counter, who cannot abide the taste of candy. Mr. Alfred Mosely came to America from England three years ago with 30 -carefully selected men to study the schools of this country. His report showed a keen understanding of the merits and the faults of American education. That the merits out weighed the faults is shown by the announcement of his intention to send to the United States and Canada 500 teachers to learn the educational meth ods of this continent. Following the announcement of a handsome surplus for the government at the end of the fiscal year in place of the previous year’s deficit is the statement showing that the national ■debt July 1, was $964,435,685, a de crease of $17,519,000 since June 1. Uncle Sam is spending a tidy sum of money nowadays, but he is on Easy street, and can afford it. And the peo ple, who get the benefit, are perfect ly willing. The French philosopher, M. Le Bon, commenting on the motto of the revo lution, “Liberty, equality and fraterni ty," declared that the real difference between the French and the British lay in the fact that the French were enamored of equality and cared little for liberty, while the British insisted on liberty and never gave a thought to equality. And when some one quoted this to Rudyard Kipling he instantly added his own comment to the effect that what the American really pre ferred was fraternity. “He is a good fellow himself and he expects you to be one.” 4 i i ... ■■ In Philadelphia, wnich is rightly called a city of homes, 6,375 new dwell ings have been contracted for in the first half of the present year, of which 5,571 are two-story houses. People in moderate circumstances are getting their share of prosperity. Timely and needed explanation, by the Philadelphia Press: “The negro whose heart was taken out and washed and the wound in it sewed up, and who lived for ten days after the opera tion, is dead. In other words the operation was a success, but the pa tient died.” ' The Liberty Vindicator hasn’t lost faith in humanity. It says: The map who says: “I don’t pretend to be hon est, no man is,” is doubtless himself honest in his declaration concerning himself if in nothing else. But to say that no man is honest is a libel upon the human race. If men—the majority of men—were not honest, the world would not and could not be growing better, as it is to-day. There is, of course, much hypocrisy, but there is, most of all, simple truth and honesty. John Holladay of Virginia, 111., has just become the father of girl triplets. Every woman in our broad land will hope they may grow up and be willing to do general housework if it becomes necessary. One of the proudest treasures of King Alfonso’s nurse is a gold ring in which is set the first tooth shed by her royal charge. It bears the in scription, “My tooth to my nurse. Al fonso XIII.” In making this presenta tion his majesty followed a custom which has prevailed in the Spanish royal family for centuries. A French scientist ias discovered that the sea serpent has a mustache and a long flexible neck. He would have found-that out long ago if he had come to any of the American sea shore resorts. Greece is justly proud of its modern Olympic games and of the historic Marathon run. It has been proposed by Greeks that the winner of the run at each “Olympiad” be made an hon orary citizen of the demos of Mara thon. The “freedom” of this city would 'be the only honor of the kind earned in contest and won on the spot. % GIVEN WARM WELCOME The Historic Abrantes Palace Given Over To the Occupancy of Mr. Root and Those Ac- * companying Him. Rio De Janeiro—Secretary Root has arrived here from Bahia. He was welcomed by a representative of Gen. Rio Brancho, the Brazilian foreign minister, and by the civil and military authorities. He was heartily cheered by the assembled crowds. Secretary Root was taken asaore in a royal barge formerly owned by the king of Portugal. Sixty black oarsmen manned the 30 oars. It carried the American colors. As the barge was pulled ashore the German, Argentina and Brazilian cruisers in port saluted. . Baron Dorio Branca, the Brazilian foreign minister, received Secretary Root at the landing, where they were speeches. The military display was profuse and brilliant. One hundred thousand people saw the procession as it passed through the streets, and received it with great cheering. The streets were decorated with flags and natural flowers. An Address of Welcome. Secretary Root was welcomed in a brief address by Gen. Rio Branco, who spoke of the advantages of a Pan American alliance. An enormous pro cession composed in part of cavalry, carriages, police and lancers escorted Secretary Root through the streets to the historical Abrantes palace. The palace has been given over to the oc cupancy of Mr. Root and his party, through the courtesy of the Silva fam ily. Here the Americans were greet ed by throngs of students and citizens, who enthusiastically applauded speeches by Secretary Root, Ambas sador Nabuca and American Ambas sador Griscom. The latter, who spoke in Portuguese, made a hit with his auditors. Secretary Root and Ambas sador Griscom visited President Alves at three o'clock in the afternoon. Banquet and Reception. Secretary Root was given a banquet during the evening by 30 of the most prominent men of all parties, and lit eratures. After the dinner Mr. Root attended a reception at the president’s palace, which was a brilliant affair. The palace and gardens were dec orates with royal splendor. There were the most friendly manifestations toward the United States on all sides. MOB BALKED BY A SHERIFF Boarded a Steamer With the Prisoner, the Gallows and also the Coffin. Crisfield, Md.—William Lee, the colored youth who was sentenced to death in Baltimore three weeks ago for assaulting two women in Somerset county, and who had been threatened with lynching, was hanged by Sheriff Brown on Smith’s island, in the presence of his deputies and a few witnesses. The hanging was or derly. The mob that had threatened to burn Lee at the stake was completely outwitted by the sheriff. To carry out this purpose Sheriff Brown went to Baltimore and placed his prisoner aboard a steamer of the Maryland oyster navy, and immedi ately sailed down the bay. He took with him a gallows which had been borrowed from Baltimore county and also a coffin, and was prepared to hang Lee on the deck of the vessel after reaching the waters of Somerset county, should there be any signs of a mob on shore.. Eleven Lost in Deep Water. Spokane, Wash.—The engine, ex press car and smoking car of the Great Northern’s fast train, west bound, are submerged in the deep waters of Diamond lake, about 20 miles from Spokane. Nine men who went down in the smoking car and the engine crew were drowned. As the* train came through the portal of a tunnel the rails spread and the en gine plunged down a 00-foot embank ment into the lake, followed by the express car and the smoker. Was a Nephew of Bismarck. St. Louis—Former Lieut-Gov. Henry C. Brokmeyer, aged 80, died at St. Luke’s hospital. He had been ill for some time, and had recently under gone an operation. His family were at his bedside. He was born in Prus sia, in 182G, but spent most of his life in Missouri. He served as lieutenant governor, and at one time was acting governor. He was a nephew of Bis marck, the “Iron Chancellor” of Ger many. Fighting the Pulajanes. Manila—A detachment of constabu lary, Lieut. Williams commanding, en countered a band of GOO Pulajanes, near Buraen, on island of Leyte. Lieut. Warswick, 12 privates and one civilian were killed. The constabu lary was driven back. The Pulajanes were later pursued and 50 killed. Packing House Inspection. Washington—Secretary of Agricul ture Wilson has prescribed rigid reg ulations for the inspection of all meat packing houses. Tore Up Street Car Tracks. Cleveland, O.—Mayor Tom L. John son, with about 500 laborers, tore up half a mile of street car tracks, al leging that the company had violated an ordinance. A temporary injunc tion was issued, but the mayor went right on, and was then summoned into court to show cause why he should not be punished for contempt. To Restore Old Freight Rate. Chicago—The railroads have agreed to restore the old freight rate before heavy traffic begins, August 10. Washington news Capital of Alaska—The capital ol Alaska was changed from Sitka tc Juneau when Gov. Hoggatt rented rooms at the court buildings at Ju neau for an office. The attorney gen eral decided that this action effected the change. Power From Niagara—At the wai department it is announced that Sec retary Taft had granted permits tc three companies to withdraw from the Niagara river water for power. Crop Reporting—The scope of the work of the bureau of statistics un der the department of agriculture has been extended to include alfalfa iiemp, broomcorn, kaffir corn, sor ghum, bluegrass, millet, sugar beets Canadian peas, cow peas, beans, cab bages, onions, tomatoes, apples, lem ons. blackberries, raspberries, straw berries, cantaloupes, watermelons and peanuts. Demand for Dimes—An extraordi nary demand for 10-cent pieces has developed within the past week 01 two, so that United States Treasure! Treat says that he is unable to meei it, and that the mintii would have tc be set to work. Deaf and Dumb—A special report or the blind and deaf just issued by ths bureau of census, shows that there were in the United States, in 1904 64,763 blind persons. Of these, 57.5 per cent were males. Mob Thought It Was a Funeral. Mayfield, Ky.—Allen Matthis, £ young negro, was arrested and jailec on the charge of attacking a young girl. A mob gathered to lynch him The sheriff, having a coffin in the jail for a white man who had jusi died, placed the negro therein, re moved the “remains” to the Paducat jail for safe keeping. The Marshall Field Tax Levy. Chicago—The estate of Marshall Field will be called upon to pay $2, 800,000 taxes. The court of review has fixed the valuation of the personal property of the estate at $130,000,000, The real estate is worth about $50, 000,000. The court has gone back sev en years and levied taxes, alleging that the tax had been dodged. A Diver Loses His Life. St. Louis—\V. H. Pickard, diver, -osl his life beneath the waters of the Mis sissippi. He was in his diver’s suit when the life-line broke. The bodj sank so deep in the sand that eight strong men were required to pull il out. He was 25 feet from the sur face. , Decided AgainstiDowie. Chicago—Judge l.andis, in the fed' eral court, decided that Dowie does not own Zion City. He refused to ap point a receiver, but decided that the citizens of Zion City should elect a new leader, under the state election laws. Dowie will be cared for in the shape of an allowance. More Troops for Border Posts. Fort Worth, Tex.—Twenty-one cars loaded with federal troops passed through here en route to Mexican bor der posts. It is believed the govern ment is strengthening the posts in an ticipation of the threatened uprising in the sister republic. Fish and Harriman Agree. New York—Stuyvesant Fish and E H. Harriman have reached an under standing under which there will be no contest at the Illinois Central rail road election, and President Fish will handle the Harriman proxies. French Sailors Kill Yankee. Chefoo, China—Lieut. Clarence Eng land, navigating officer of the U. S. cruiser Chattanooga, was killed by a rifle bullet fired from the French cruiser Dupetit Thowars, while al practice. Put Off Till Autumn. Kharkov, Russia—A press cor respondent here finds that the revolu tionists are actively preparing for an armed uprising and a reproclam»tion of the republic of Kharkov in the autumn. -1 President of Chili. Santiago, Chili—The electoral dele gates have elected Don Pedro Monte president of the republic of Chili for the ensuing term of five years. To Issue Philippine Bonds. . Washington—The government will isue $1,000,000 Philippine bonds Sep tember 1 to assist in taking up $1, 500,000 outstanding issue. An Express Clerk With Nerve. New York—Samuel Byerly, an ex press clerk, who bid for $5,800,000 Panama bonds, has sold his right, and will net $20,000. A Courthouse Destroyed. Mayville. Tenn.—The courthouse and other buildings were destroyed by fire here. The loss will reach $125, 000. Frisco's City Hall Condemned. San Francisco—The city hall, which cost $6,000,000, was formally declared unsafe at the meeting of the board of public works, and notice was served on the police department that its sta tion in the building must find other quarters. The building was con demned throughout. The Sugar Trust Inquiry. New York—The federal grand jury is reported to have returned three in dictments in the sugar trust inquiry. Former Mayor of Leavenworth Dead. Leavenworth, Kas.—Dr. Shaw F. Neely, for four terms mayor of Leav enworth, and United States marshal for the Eastern districtSof Kansas un der President Cleveland during his second term, died here of neuralgia of the heart. Emigrants Murdered By Robbers. "Rawlins, Wyo.—In the mountains, east of here, an emigrant train of three wagons was attacked, by robbers. Every one in the wagons was killed and the wagons looted. , ANOTHER PHASE OF THE “YELLOW PERIL” AH*? It Is Reported 13iat a Number of Japanese and Chinese Intend to Seek Positions as Conductors and Motormen. —— — ' RECEIVER FORZION CITY FEDERAL COURT DECLARES IT A TRUST ESTATE. DOWIE AND VOLIVA OUSTED An Election Will Be Held September 18 For a New Leader—Dow ie’s Compensation. Chicago—Neither John Alexander Dowie, founder, nor Wilbur Glen Vo liva, present general overseer, is given the property, estimated to be worth $12,000,000 to $21,000,000, in the de cision handed down by Judge K. M. Landis, of the United States circuit court, in the Zion City case. Instead, Judge Landis declared Zion City a trust estate, named John G. Hately, member of the Chicago board of trade, receiver of the property and ordered the holding of an election September 18, when the people of the Christian Catholic Apostolic church in Zion City shall choose their overseer. Judge Landis will decide later what compen sation Dowie will be allowed for his past services. The nub of the court’s decision is in the ruling that contributions of prop erty and money given Dowie was in trust. Judge Landis declared the con veyance of the Zion City property by Voliva under power of attorney to John Alexander Granger to be void, .fudge Landis quoted from writings of Dowie to show that the latter had al ways regarded the property of his church as a trust. The adjudication in the bankruptcy proceedings against Dowie was also set aside so that pending litigation against Dowie may automatically be restrained until the entire litigation is ended. Receiver, Hately’s bond of $25,000 was approved by the court, and he went immediately to Zion City and assumed charge of the property. GAVE NOTHING TO CHARITY Russell Sage Left His Many Millions to His Widow. New York—The will of Russell Sage, which was filed for probate, Friday, bequeaths all of his estate to his widow, Margaret Olivia Sage, after the payment of $23,000 to each of Mr. Sage's nephews and nieces, and $10, 000 to his sister, Mrs. Fanny Chapin, of Oneida, N. Y. Mrs. Chapin has died since the will was made. The will also provides that in case of any of the beneficiaries contesting the probate of it, they shall be cut off from any share in the estate. There was nothing in the will to show the value of Mr. Sage’s estate. The will was dated February 11, 1901, and was sworn to by Edward Town send and R. W. Freedman as wit nesses. It consists of about 800 words. Nothing is left to charity. f Duma Contemplated Republic. St. Petersburg—A cabinet minister said: “If tile duma had not been dis solved it would have proclaimed a republic next September. Two hun dred persons participated in the con spiracy, the discovery of which caused the dissolution of the duma. The con spirators were arrested and their pa pers seized. This ends the devolution for years to come.’ Drop Lunacy Commission Idea. New York—The proposition to make an attempt to secure a lunacy commission to adjudge Thaw insane has been dropped, even by counsel re tained by Mrs. William Thaw. Did Not Slap Dreyfus’ Face. Paris—An official denial has been issued of the report that Maj. Drey fus’ face was slapped by an unnamed army officer at the Circle Militaire, one of the most exclusive clubs in Paris. Dreyfus dined at the club, but he was not molested. The report of the attack was so widely circulated that the official denial was given out. An Address by Bryan. London—William Jennings Bryan addressed the peace conference, and received an ovation. Oversubscribed Fifteen Times. Washington—It was announced at the treasury department that the Pan ama canal bond issue was oversub scribed nearly 15 times. The total amount of the Bids reached the enor mous sum of 5445,000,000. Doing Less Business. Albany, N. Y.—According to the re port of Superintendent of Insurance Kelsey of. the state of New York, the life insurance companies doing busi ness in that state wrote 5151,724,854 less insurance in 1905 than in 1904. '•x^, ' 4 f j| SomeTerse Telegrams ^ !.vmwwawwwa,mw# Litchfield (111.) Chautauqua opens on its new grounds. Gov. Folk of Missouri addressed Chautauqua at Pontiac, 111. s, Kipling opposes Boer control of Transvaal in a new poem. C. H. Whitaker, editor Clinton (Mo.) Daily Democrat, dead. Rev. J. Taylor Loor, 35 years Bap tist pastor, Georgetown, Ky., dead. Eben Chaliss, 68, dead at Rosedale, Ind., from shock caused by son's death. Near Ladysmith, Wis., John Diet and wife whipped six militiamen. Big Four summarily dismisses six conductors on Chicago division. Frank M. Horner, East St. Louis, 111., raises bananas in his yard. Frank Holliday, 82, for 42 years post master. died at Denting, Ind. Louisiana republicans will make no state campaign. Democratic gubernatorial nomina tions in Texas a free-for-all. James McKerly, prominent miner in Virginia City, Nev., dead. Lee Sing fined to tune of $300 for smoking opium in St. Louis. T. A. Renner and bride drowned in cloudburst near Meeteese, Wyo. Mayor says prize fighters and toots must leave Seattle. Pig iron advances in price; demand above supply. Montana wheat reported thick and well-headed. Missouri Iron Mountain Co., Mis souri, owner of mountain, dissolved. Business in New York dry goods 1110.1 UCl miftCl CVCl V Ud V . United States treasury has over $170,000,000 cash balance. Chicago bulls disappointed in the wheat market. Great oil lire at Marseilles, France; heavy loss. Ferdinand von Saar, Austrian au thor, filled himself. August Mueller, 42, St. Louis, wrote "beware of drink,” and killed himself. Abraham Lynch, resident of Macon county, 111., for 00 years, is dead. Miss Mary L. Boyd, a well-known teacher, dead at Richmond, Ind. Epidemic of typhoid fever raging at Milan, Mo. Twenty filthy slaughter houses are closed for good at Philadelphia. German immigrants reported in slav ery at lumber camp, Lockport, Ala. Samuel Barber, Springfield, 111., in sane after fight with bulldogs. The Stromboli volcano is throwing out lava. Russian securities decline in Eu ropean money centers. Ethel Lengren, 11, Wenona, 111., died of lockjaw; toy pistol. ' Ed Bateman, Mt. Vernon, Mo., must hang for attacking a woman. Queen Wilhelmina ill. Hopes for an heir to throne gone at this time. Georgia legislature enacts law clos ing bucket shops. John Doran, Cherokee, Kas., will beat wife no more; she killed him. Baker P. Aritirews, 72, wealthy, dead at Lincoln, 111. Judge at Seattle, Wash., questions sanity of “Holy Roller” women. Missouri will erect building at Jamestown exposition. Man with pipe blew up powder house at Mount Vernon, Pa.; 4 killed. Minister Morgan, at Havana, says no outrages on Isle of Pines. Sixteen ice dealers indicted at Cin cinnati. President orders eight-hour law ex tended to navy department. Arkansas City (Kas.) joints have been closed. Bernhard McLaughlin, bit by copper head at Waterloo, 111.; whisky saved. F. D. Farr, Kansas City, bitten by dog, now barks and snaps. Prisoners in jail at Washington, Ind., struck for chicken. Spark from engine burned town of Norville, Mo. Eugene Moody, Ferridav, La., assas sinated; D. H. Burton, Jr., arrested. G. T. Metcalf, postmaster at Forbes, Mo., bitten by mad dog. Missouri Republicans. Jefferson City, Mo.—John Kennish, chief assistant to Atty.-Gen. Hadley, was nominated for the long term on the supreme bench by the republican state judicial convention. James T. Neville, of Springfield, was nominated for the short term. Dead Man’s Face Haunted Him. St. Joseph, Mo.—Haunted by the face of the man he says he murdered, Henry D. Pate, under sentence in Montgomery City, Mo., for horsesteal ing, has confessed that he shot James Taggart in this city last fall and then laid the body across the railroad tracks, where it was mangled. Railroads to Obey the Law. Chicago—The decision was reached at a conference held in this city that railroads in future will obey the taw, and make no concessions. I I Seed and Soil Special. On the second day of next October according to John C. Clair, indtis rial commissioner of the Illinois Central rail road, the railroad company wijl start- a seed and soil special through Mississip pi. The special will be under the au spices of the A. and M. College of Staik ville, the new agricultural department of the State of Mississippi, and t:>c Southern Cotton Association. Practically every town in the State on the com pany’s lines will be visited. The -pccio truin will carry dining and sleeping ■ai> and some distinguished persons will b< aboard. Secretary of Agriculture Wilsoi will be present a brief time, and bat agreed to deliver one speech. This will probably take place at Jackson. Prof Hopkins, of the University of Illinois one of the greatest soil specialists ii the country, will accompany the special train, and besides instructive talks liter ature will be circulated. When Hew Code Becomes Law. According to State officials who ar« in a position to know, there seems to bt some misapprehension or lack of infor illation among a large number of people county’ and city officials, business men and even lawyers, relative to tiie exact time at which the new code of 1906 goes into efl'ect. With the exception of tht privilege tax, municipalities, drain shop health and quarantine, and parts of tilt chapters on Supreme Court, Circuit courts and supervision of common car riers, the balance of the code will no*, become operative until October 1. With these exceptions the people of Mississippi are living under the oft-quoted and fa miliar annotated c-ode of 1892. Walthall’s Brigade. The annual reunion of Walthall’s bri gade will l>e held at Oxford, Miss., on Thursday, the sixtli day of September. 1906. 1 shall endeavor to secure special rates on all railroads for this occasion and it is earnestly desired that every survivor of this famous Mississippi com mand will be present. An interesting program will be arranged, itnd the people of Oxford itnd Lafayette county will give us an enthusiastic reception. THOS. Sl’IGHT, Commander. No Fear of Boll Weevil. Prof. AY. M. Bamberge, the government boll weevil expert, who has been on an inspection tour through the southwestern section of the State, reports that the weevil has not yet crossed from the Louisiana shore. Prof. Bamberge coin* cides with the view of Prof. Glenn W. Herrick, the State entomologist, that it would be impossiblt for the weevil tc cause any great amount of damage to the crop of the present season, regardless ol the rapidity of its spread after reaching the State, for the development of the crop is well advanced. Farmers’ Institute. A farmers’ institute was held at Fay ette, which was well attended. The farmers were very much interested j:i the meeting, and quite a representative body of the county’s most intelligent and progressive agriculturists were in at tendance, and seemed to feel that much good was accomplished. Admitted to Bail. Mrs. Vina Mizell, the mother of seven children, and her neighbor, Raford Hall, charged with killing the woman’s hus band, Joseph Mizell, with poison, were admitted to bond at Waynesboro. Mrs. Mizell was allowed her freedom on fur nishing $500 bond. Hall was admitted to $1,000 bond, which he also made. Both of the accused are to appear before the grand jury in January. Confederate Reunion. Gen. Robert Lowry has issued the ex pected general order to the Mississippi division, United Confederate Veterans, notifying them that the reunion will be held in Jackson in September, and urging on all the veterans who can possibly do so to attend on that occasion. Successful Normal. The summer normal at the Agricul tural and Mechanical College, after a month’s most successful work, has closed. There were 102 applicants for State and seven for professional licenses. There were 450 teachers enrolled at this normal, the largest number ever enrolled at a normal in this State. • Insurance Report. Commissioner Cole lias completed the list of insurance companies of all classes authorized to do business in Mississippi at the end of the last fiscal year, l'he list includes 104 fire insurance compan ies, 28 indemnity, guaranty and casualty companies, 29 white fraternal organiza tions, 26 colored and 24 life insurance companies. Of the tire insurance com panies forty-two are domiciled in New York City, ten in Philadelphia and the balance distributed over the map from Boston to San Francisco, with four in Mississippi, two of which are in Meri dian, one at Columbus and one at Vicks burg. .._ Congressional Primary. The Democratic executive committee of the First congressional district met at Corinth and decided to hold a nrimary on Thursday, August 23, to select ,v nom inee. In case there is only one candidate no primary will be held, and the commit tee will declare the nominee. Aberdeen’s Telephone Plant. Aberdeen now rejoices in >as complete a telephone system with as fine a plant as any city in the State. The cost of these improvements have reached the $20,000 mark. Not a wire or an external fixture of the old outfit has been re gained. Damaging Rainstorm. A terriffic rain and wind storm pased over Oakland, blowing down a great many shade trees, unroofing some houses and ’damaging the crops to a very great extent. Old Law Revived. An old Sunday law, that has lain dor mant on the Mississippi statute books for many years, lias suddenly been revived on the gulf coast, with the result that the coast, townspeople are taken by sur prise. rn Biloxi bakers have been noti fied that they must not bake bread after midnight Saturday. LESSON TEXT.—Luke 14:15-24. Mem ory versee, 23. 24. _ „ ... GOLDEN TEXT.—"And they all wltli or.e consent began to make excuse. Luke 14:18. , «n TIME.—Probablyy In January, A. D. 30, at same time as our last lesson. , PLACE.—In Perea, In a Pharisee s house where Jesus was a guest and where . he had spoken the teachings of our iae». lesson. . Comment and Suggestive Thought. V. 15. ‘‘One ... sat at meat.” One of the guests who reclined at the Pharisee's table. ‘‘Heard these things. Heard the promise which Christ had made that those who prove their love to the poor by making feasts for them, shall be blessed "at the resurrection of the just.” "Blessed is he,” etc. This general remark, void of force, showed the man’s heart was in no way touched by Jesus’ preceding words. "That shall eat bread.” To eat bread with a family was, to an oriental, a matter of deep significance. It embodied a strong treaty of friendship. “Eat bread in the kingdom'of God.” These words signi fied one's being at home in that king dom, hence having a right to all its blessings. V. 16. “Said unto him.” Jesus ad dresses the parable to the man whose remark called it forth. “A certain man.” He represents God the Father. ‘‘Made a great supper.” The gospel tells us what God has prepared and of fers to men. "Bade many.” God in vites all men to come to this feast. V. 17. "Sent his servant at supper time.” This was according to eastern fashion. "Them that were bidden.” Jews were the first notified by prophets of the coming feast. “Come, for all things are now ready.” At the time Jesus came, the world was pe culiarly prepared for him, and for spreading the message which he brought. V. 18. "With one consent.” With accord and for one reason; that is, because they did not want to come. "Make excuse,” Literally, to beg off. "Bought a piece of ground, . . . see it.” He lived in the city and must go out beyond its walls to see his farm. This man is a type of all who let their property be a hindrance to their coming to Christ. V. 19. "Five yoke of oxen.” This number of oxen was often used by orientals lor plowing. iu piu>c them.” He would prove the oxen by testing their strength, capacity for work and tractableness. This man is a type of those who let business cares keep them from Christ. V. 20. "I have married a wife.” The Levitical law excused a newly-mar ried man from military duties (Deut. 24:6). He is a type of those who let social pleasures or the influence of friends keep them from Christ. V. 21. “Shewed . . . these things.” Reported how the invited ones had treated his invitation. “Being angry.” Nothing resembling what we call anger is to be found in God. But his loving heart is deeply grieved by the treatment he receives from those he loves, and there are times when his righteous indignation must become manifest. "Go out quickly into the streets and lanes.” “Streets” are the larger thoroughfares which widen into squares; “lanes” are the small cross-streets. “Poor, maimed, halt, blind.” The poverty and distress of a crowd that can be gathered from the streets of an eastern city, where there are no hospitals or asylums, can scarcely be appreciated by western peoples. V. 22. “It is done.” Jesus was now doing this very thing—inviting and welcoming the people of the lower classes, even before he had been pub licly rejected by the rulers at Jeru salem. V. 23. “Highways and hedges.” Be yond the city walls. This teaches that Gentiles also are called to the feast of God. “Compel them to come in.” Better, as in Revised Version, “Con strain them.” Urgently persuade them. V. 24. “I say unto you.” This is Jesus’ application of the parable. “None which were bidden.” None who refused the invitation. “Shall taste of my supper.” There is no way by which those who reject Jesus Christ may yet secure to themselves the benefits of salvation. The day of mercy will, soon be past, and the blessings now slighted can never be recalled. “To-day if ye will hear his V UltC, Udl UCU uui J wui ucai to. Practical Points. V. 15. Who would eat bread in God’s kingdom, must eat the bread of the kingdom.—John 6:53. V. 16. God’s feast is provided for us at enormous cost.—Rom. 8:32. V. 17. Each Christian is commis sioned to pass to others the invitation to the gospel feast.—Rev. 22:17. V. 18. Very often we are unconscious of our greatest needs.—Rev. 3:17. V. 19. Beware lest business cares dull the ear to the call of God! — Matt. 13:22. V. 24. Who rejects God's invitation now, must starve throughout eternity. —Heb. 2:3. She Wished She Hadn’t. A prim-looking woman, clearly past the first blush of youth, and carrying a bandbox, was one of several people who were going up in an elevator of a Superior street building. The elevator boy, after some perturbation at ad dressing so formidable a looking per son. said to her: “Excuse me, miss, you'r^ losing your lid.” As the woman raised her hand to ad just her hat she fixed the boy with a cold and disapproving stare that had no suggestion of thanks in it. "Don’t you know that slang, which is never in good taste, should be par ticularly avoided when addressing Btrangers?” she asked. “I wasn’t usin’ no slang,” declared the boy. ‘ I was talkin’ aoout the lid on your bandbox.” Then silence reigned while a rosy red overspread the countenance of the woman.—Minneapolis Tribune. Beard Is a Wonder. A man named Giuseppe Rouchi, 70 years of gge, who ha3 been admitted into the hospital of Novaro, Itayl, possesses a beard which measures nearly a yard and a half, and reache* to his feet.