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The Tupelo Journal
Published Weekly.
Gold gained by gouging Is lost by
Idleness is the graveyard of good
Coal oil was first used as an illum
lnant in 1826.
On the Tombigbee river, Alabama,
is enough limestone to supply a ce
ment plant for 100 years.
There are 19 women in the Finnish
diet. The chances are that the clo
ture rule will soon prevail there.
A professor in Copenhagen univer
sity is said to chloroform plants. Aft
er several days they bud in great pro
fusion. .
A large Filipino Methodist Episco
pal church is in process of erection
in a prominent locality in the city cf
It is recalled that James Bryce is
one of the very few men who have
set foot upon the top of Mount Ararat.
This was nearly 30 years ago. The
mountain is over 17,000 feet in
Between St. Petersburg and Tsars
koe Selo there is a special line, with
a private* station at each end, for the
exclusive use 6f the imperial family.
Every yard of it is constantly guard
ed, and the czar himself often drives
the locomotive—of course, under the
superintendence of the proper driver.
Boycott against American goods in
China has been suppressed. The
American consul general at Canton
reports a striking punishment for
those who tried to further it in that
province. The viceroy has com
pelled the association which promoted
the attempt at boycott to turn over
the money in its treasury to a pub
lic hospital. Thus money intended
to make trouble will‘go toward allevi
ating it.
The derelict is one of the great
dangers of the sea. Hulks of abandon
ed vessels often float about for months
and cover distances of thousands of
miles, being of course a menace to
every ship which traverses their vi
cinity. The government has done
good work in ascertaining the where
abouts of such perils and blowing up
and sinking the derelicts. A revenue
ciitter is about to be constructed
which will be designed especially for
this duty, in addition to her regular
service. She will have great steam
ing radius.
The village inn at Addington, Eng
land, has been tenanted by the ifiem
bers of one family since the reign of
Henry VII. On the death of the moth
er of the present hostess she left
no son, but only three daughters
survived her. The three sisters in
turn took possession, and the present
hostess is the last of them. The Jolly
Millers’ inn at Newnham, Cambridge
shire, has been kept by a family
named Musk for the last 400 years.
It is recorded in Cambridge anrfals
that Queen Elizabeth once stopped
here and drank a quart of “ye olde
English ayle” without getting down
from her horse.
A French writer on the subject ac
cepts as correct the estimate that
w'ithin the last nine years—the period
which practically covers the develop
ment of the machines—not less than
550,OOt) automobiles have been manu:
factured, valued in the aggregate at
a billion dollars. And he freely con
cedes that in this line of effort the
United States takes first place. Con
sidering the start the countries of
the old world, particularly France,
were given, this admission is particu
larly interesting and highly compli
mentary to the land of the free and
the home of the auto-lover.
Citizens of a New Hampshire town
which is infested with moths have
shown that they know what patriot
ism means and what the flag stands
for.* One article in the warrant for
the town meeting called for an ap
propriation to exterminate the moths,
another for money with whiclj to buy
a new flag. The first was accepted,
the second rejected. The people
agreed that the old flag could serve
every purpose of a hard-working and
able-bodied flag for at least one more
year; but they knew*that the moths
would not wait.
The so-called sacred cattle of India,
which have recently been imported
into Texas by Mr. Borden of that
state, were shipped from Karachi
with the sanction and under the care
ful watch of the United States de
partment of agriculture. Most of the
animals were bulls. Should the ex
pectation of the imperviousness oi
their hides to ticks and. also theii
breeding qualities be demonstrated,
it is likely that other shipments ol
India live stock will follow.
Mr. DeGraw, the fourth assistant
postmaster general, having examined
the records of all the rural carriers
in the country, awards the palm to a
Maine woman, who has made her trips
“in the face of rain and snowstorms
which kept the entire community with
in doors.’.’
The conservative party of Cuba has
adopted a platform the first plank ol
which advocates a continuance ol
American control in the island. The
relation of Cuba to the United States
is certain to be a political issue foi
many years to come.
A dealer in antiquities sold to one
of the subjects of Kaiser Wilhelm an
Egyptian mummified cat, which was
found to be stuffed with copies of a
modern London newspaper. This is
a relic which would have probably
pleased the innocents w'ho traveled
abroad under the personal supervision
of Mark Twain. ,
Almon G. Merwin, the oldest school
teacher in New York city in point oi
service, will retire from active work
with this year’s close of school, and
will take his first vacation as teach
er in G2 years. I
Honesty and Industry for Years Ad
vanced as Reason for Execu
tive Clemency.
Leavenworth, Kas.—William Janu
ary, otherwise known as Charles W.
Anderson, has made a detailed report
to Major R. W. McClaughry, warden
of the federal penitentiary, covering
his whereabouts and employment in
the nine years of his liberty.
The statement of January opens fey
telling how he and another prisoner,
Walter A. Axton, escaped on the
night of Oct. 9, 1898. After scaling
the wall they walked toward Atchison
and hid in the timber the next day,
reaching Atchison the second night.
There they separated, and January
caught a freight traiu, thus making his
way to Wichita.
Three days after arriving in Wich
ita January found that Axton had fol
lowed him, and they left there togeth
er and got work in a rock quarry at
Winfield. They worked there for two
months, when Axton either accident
ally shot himself or committed suicide
with a revolver. January worked in
the quarry another month.
Early in 1899 January says he start
ed to sell tea and coffee. He traveled
through southern Kansas, part of Mis
souri and into Oklahoma with a man
who owned a horse and light wagon.
‘This he did for more than a wear, and
then went to Kansas City, where he
solicited for an insurance company,
saving his money, and later engaged
in the same business for himself for
more than two years. This was fol
lowed by employment with the Met
ropolitan Street Railway Co. for over
a year.
Failing Revolver Kills.
Puebla, Mex.—A revolver falling
fro®* the pocket of Hilario Hernandez,
a priest, sent a bullet through the
heart of X. Joaciuin Casarato, a young
millionaire of this city, while the two
men, in company writh A. Guexara, a
rich haciendo owner, were out riding
in Guevara's automobile. Guavara
and the priest were immediately ar
rested and are being held pending an
Reward for Information.
Brownsville, Texas.—A movement
has been started here towards
raising, by popular subscription, $10,
000 to be paid as a reward to any sol- |
dier or officer of the Twenty-fifth in
fantry, who will confess to having
participated in the raid on Browns
ville in August last, or will give the
names or produce the necessaij om
dence to convict those who are guilty.
Court-Martial Put Off.
San Antonio, Tex.—Lack of wit
nesses* has resulted in a brief post
ponement. of the Macklin court-mar
tial. The case wms to have been re
sumed Friday, but wms defei red un
til Monday. Three more witnesse are
to testify for the prosecution. The
defense will call five witnesses.
Beat the Motorman.
New York—The sight of the muti
lated body of a lG-year-cld boy, who
had been killed by a Coney Island
surface car, transformed the passen
gers into a maddened mob, which
beat into unccnsciousness the motor
Next Meeting at Louisville.
Houston, Texas.—At Monday’s ses
sion of the Women’s Home Mis
sion of the Methodist Episcopal
church, south, Louisville was selected
as the place for the next meeting.
Consider Union Stockyards Refusal.
Lincoln, Neb—The state railroad
commission considered the refusal of
the Union Stockyards Co. of South
Omaha to file its schedule of rates
under the law. No decision was
Pleads Not Guilty.
Manila—Capt. F. C. Cole of the
quartermaster's department and chief
clerk of P. Thornton, who is accused
of having padded pay rolls, pleaded
not guilty in the criminal court. No
date was fixed for his trial.
Examining Fences.
Cheyenne, Wyo.—Under the direc
tion of the department of the interior,
a corps of special agents began work
examining fences and titles to public
land in Wyoming. Inspectors will start
at <he Colorado line and work north
ward through the state.
Cold In Minnesota.
Winona, Minn.—Following a warm
May day, the thermometer in Winona
dropped from 60 degrees at 5 o’clock
to 30 degrees at 11 o'clock. Snow is
Veteran Newspaper Man Put in
Charge of Big Event.
St. Louis, Mo.—Col. W. R. Vaughan,
of St. Louis, the veteran newspaper
man and well known writer, has been
honored by the Jamestown Exposition
officials by being placed in charge of
Newsboys’ Day at the exposition, the
date for the event being fixed for
August 24. The “National Elk’s
Horn” and the “Irish-American” are
the two journals which have been se
lected to give full and official infor
mation regarding Newsboys’ Day.
Col. Vaughan is connected with both
It is expected there will be 50,000
newsboys at the exposition on August
24. Col. Vaughan expects to take a
large number from St. Louis and sur
rounding cities, and is now busily en
gaged in making necessary arrange
Icwa Man Now Has Whiskers Sevan
Feet Long.
Council Bluffs, Iowa, James W.
Main, a farmer residing near Glen
wood, was in Council Bluffs recently
and attracted- much attention.
Main has whiskers seven feet long,
the result of 33 years of uninterrupt
ed growtV He is now more than 70
years old. Thirty-five years ago he
says he grew tired of shaving and
swore he would never shave again. In
a few years his whiskers reached his
waist, and he concealed them under
his coat. Then they reached his knees
and he had to button his vest and
trousers over them.
When he unfurls the giant growth
he looks a picture of old Father
Time. Main has never had a nick
day since he began to let his whiskers
Iron Workers Strike.
San Francisco, Cal.—Seven thou
sand men affiliated with the Iron
Trades Council went out on strike this
morning. Of this number 400 are
located in San Francisco, the ethers
around San Francisco bay. The ques
tion of arbitration will be considered
this afternoon, overtures to this end
hating come too late stop the plan
of a strike.
Preparing for Trouble.
Paris.—With a view to coping
with the May day demonstrations,
M. Lepine, perfect of Paris, will
have an audience of the commanders
of the regiments stationed here. He
has decided to give final instructions
that the entire garrison be confined
to barracks on that day or be posted
in strategic positions so as to be in
readiness for trouble.
Plan New Hydrogen Pisnt.
Washington.—»As a preliminary
step towards the creation of a
large experimental station for an
army balloon corps, the war depart
ment has contracted for the construc
tion of a hydrogen generating plant
at Fort Omaha, Neb. This will be one
of the largest hydrogen plants in the
world, capable of producing 5,000
cubic feet Of gas per hour.
Wants Receiver Discharged.
Topeka, Kas.—H. H. Tucker, Jr.,
the indicted secretary-treasurer of
the Uncle Sam Oil Co., filed a pe
tition in the United States district
court here, asking that the receiver
recently appointed by the court be
discharged. Tucker declares the com
pany, which has 10,000 stockholders,
is solvent. A hearing on the petition
was set for May C.
Consider Union Stockyards Refusal.
Lincoln, Neb.—The state railroad
commission considered the refusal o
the Union Stockyards Co of South
Omaha to file its schedule of rates un
der the law. No decision was reached.
Two Men of Same Name Dead.
Chicopee, Mass.—The funerals of
two men having the name name—
Michael Houlihan—were held in their
respective homes at the same hour.
They were both taken ill wit-h pneu
monia on the same day and both died
on Monday.
Railway Strike.
Binghamton, N. Y.—Tne employes
on the lines of the Binghamton Rail
way Co. struck in an effort io enforce
a demand for a reduction fci horns and
increased pay.
Ironworkers Strike.
San Francisco—Seven thousand
men affiliated with the Iron Trades
Council went on strike Wednesday
morning. Of this number 400 are locat
ed in San Francisco, the others around
San Francisco bay.
Four Killed When Wall Falls.
New York—Four men were instant
ly killed and three others badly in
jured and 15 persons more or less
seriously hurt by the falling of a
brick wall at the De La Mar Copper
^yorks at Chrome, N. J.
Land Withdrawn from Coal Entry and
Not Released Will Be Considered
Coal Land.
Washington.—The commissioner of
Ihe genet-al land office has is
sued instructions to registers and re
ceivers of local land offices concern
ing the selection of lands by states
and territories under grants for edu
cational and other purposes, under
regulations approved by the secretary
of the interior last Wednesday. Un
der the new regulations, the states
will be permitted to make indemnity
school land selections in lieu of frac
tional portions of legal subdivisions,
which heretofore has oeen prohibited,
and notice of all selections made by
the state is required to be published
in a newspaper of general circulation
in the county where the lands select
ed are situated. A' few other minor
modifications are made, designed to
facilitate the selection of lands by the
state officers. •
Instructions also have been issued
to local land offices regarding ihe
disppsition of lands withdrawn from
coal entry, both as to lands known to
Me within p known coal field and lands
outside of such field. The local offi
cers will be fu ished with geological
survey towns' maps, showing the
known coal fi and entries of such
lands will be ved. Lands hereto
fore withdrawn ..om coal entry and
not released will be considered as
“coal lands.” Coal filings made within
sixty days prior to withdrawals from
coal entry may be completed within
the time prescrib#d by the statutes,
less the time from date of such with
drawals to date of special written
notice of the filing of maps and lists
in the local land office. Lands not
coal lands may be entered under any
of the public land laws applicable to
the particular tract.
Broke Through Troops.
Rome, Italy.—The police forbade
a public meeting here organized by
the socialists to commemorate May
day and at which Maxim Gorkey had
promised to speak. All the streets
leading to the botanical gardens, where 1
the meeting was to be held, were oc
cupied by the troops, but the thou
sands of workmen who gathered in
the vicinity broke through the cor
dons, entered the gardens and held a
No Russian Squadron.
St. Petersburg, Russia—After an
inspection of the training squadron at
Libau, Minister of Marine Wikoff de
cided to abandon the idea of sending
ships to the Jamestown exposition.
The battleships Czarevitch and Stava
and the cruiser Bogatar are the only
big ships available and these are need
ed in Russian waters for training pur
Assessed Valuation Increased.
Topeka, Kansas—At its final
meeting here, the state board of rail
way assessors increased the assessed
valuation of the main trackage, roll
ing stock and material of the railroad
companies doing business in the state
Fight to Wif».
Washington, D. C.—-“We are go
ing to make a fight, to win everything
in sight in the coming election in the
new state of Oklahoma next August,”
said Chairman James M. Griggs of
the democratic congressional commit
Died of His Injuries.
Boston.—Michael Cunningham, a
tmion teamster, who was fhot by
a strike-breaker in South Boston
last Wednesday, died of his injuries.
William Harris, of New York, is un
der arrest charged with shooting Cun
Surprise Worked Wrong Way.
San Salvador, Republic of Salvador.
—Potenciane F. Scalon, whose plan
was to surprise th* troops at Sonso
nate, in the southwestern part of the
republic of Salvador, and capture the
arms stored there, was imprisoned by
Workmen Become Disorderly.
Tokio—Owing to the discharge of
600 workmen from the shipyards at
Kuraga, disorders have broken out
there and part of the works have been
destroyed. Troops have been sent.
Snow in Iowa.
Oskaloosa, la.—An almost unprece
dented snowstorm prevailed here Mon
day, with the temperature near freez
Find Six Bombs.
Odessa—43ix bombs were discovered
in a villa which Gov. Kaulban had
rented for a summer residence.
Preparing for Immigration.
Chicago.—The railroads of the
southwest are getting ready for
the greatest immigration effort in
their history, according to the Record
Herald, which says that plans are be
ing perfected for a new steamship
service between European and gulf
Denmark at The Hague.
Copenhagen—Constant Brun, minis
ter of Denmark to the United States,
will represent Denmark at the coming
conference at The Hague.
Elected by Great Majojrity.
Glauchau—Herr Molkenbuhr, social
democrat, was elected a member of
the reichstag in place of Ignaz Auer,
socialist, who died April 10. Herr
Molkenbuhr received a great majority
over his opponent.
Vice Minister Arrested.
Seoul, Korea, April 27.—Min Ko
Chok, vice minister of education, has
been arrested on suspicion of com
plicity in the projected assassination
of ministers who signed the Japanese
protectorate convention.
Little Prospect That Any of Forty
Men Are Alive.
Hinton, \V. Va.—Forty-one miners
are entimbed In the, Whipple mine
at Scarboro as the result of an ex
plosion. There is little prospect that
any of the men are alive. Fifty-one
miners, some seriously Injured, man
aged to escape.
Isaac Pelter, mine boss, was a vlc
thn of his own heroism. He could
have escaped with his men, but re
mained in mine to close air courses,
hoping thereby to force fresh air to
the imprisoned workmen. He ex
pected to follow the others to safe
ty, but had not appeared late Wednes
day night.
Among the known dead are: Edw.
Emith, Erastus Wiley, Arnold Kelly,
Charley Burgess, H. U. D. Burgess,
Raleigh Tucker, Ed Melton, G. W.
Temper, all white; Will Hump, col
Ed Melton was taken out of the
mine alive, but died on reaching the
The work of taking out the bodie3
was continued throughout t..e night.
The cause of the explosion la not
Moyer-Haywood-Pettibone Demonstra
tion in New York.
New York, N. Y.—Singing the
“Marseillaise,” more than G,000 social
ist and labor unionists paraded
through the Brownsville and East
New York sections of Brooklyn to
show their sympathy for Moyer, Hay
wood and Pettibone, the laoor leaders
under indictment charged with the
nnmler of former Gov. Steunenberg
of Idaho. Every man wore a picture
button of the accused men and sev
eral large banners picturing them as
martyrs in a righteous cause were
also displayed. Red flags and Ameri
can flags were equally in evidence.
During the parade and meeting in
Congress hall, which followed it, there
was no disorder. The meeting adopt
ed resolutions of sympathy for Moyer,
Haywood and Pettibone. One of the
speakers criticised President Roose
velt’s allusion to them in the letter
to Representative Sherman of New
Heart #ailure Caused the Death of
American Writer.
> _
New York, N. Y.—Arthur McEwen,
chief editorial writer of the New
York American and w'ell known
throughout the west in journalistic cir
cles, died suddenly at Hamilton, Ber
muda. Heart failure was the cause
of death, according fee a cablegram re
ceived in this city. Mr. McEwen went
to Bermuda ten days ago on trip for
his health and, finding himself much
improved, early this week wrote home
to frends expressng a hope of com
ing back to New York in a few da«ys.
McSwen leaves a widow in New York.
A son and daughter also survive him,
the latter residing with her husband
in St. Louis, and the former in San
Francisco, where he is engaged in the
newspaper business. The body will be
brought to New York.
Mysterious Disapearance ef College
Girl Has Been Solved.
Helena, Mont.—Royal Bryant, of
Ypsilanti, Mich., a brother of Miss
Lora Bryant, whose mysterious dis
appearance from the college in that
city created such a sensation through
out Michigan two years ago, came to
Helena, positively identified his sis
ter and with her departed for the east.
Miss Bryant was well and happy and
perfectly willing to accompany her
brother home.
Land Office Men Dismissed.
Washington, D. C.—William E.
Volk, of Maryland, a principal exam
iner in the general land office; Wood
ford H. Harlan, of the District of
Columbia; James J. Barnes, of Mich
igan, and George R. Ogden, of Mon
tana, clerks in that office, w'ere dis
missed from that office. The names
of all of them had been mentioned
in connection with th’ cases dealing
with land irregularities in Oregon.
Prince to Occupy Bunk.
London, Eng.—Prince Edward of
Wales, eldest son of the prince of
Wales, joined the Royal Naval college
at Osborne, Isle of Wight, as a cadet.
He will be treated exactly the same
as the 400 other cadets, will occupy
a bunk in the college dormitory and
will be restricted to the 25c weekly
pocket money allowed by the regula
Anniversary of Dewey’s Vistory.
Washington, D. C.—Admiral Dew
ey and a number of naval officers at
tended a dinner, celebrating the ninth
anniversary of Dewey’s victory at Ma
nila bay. Admiral Dewey was kept
busy receiving congratulations from
officers who fought under him.
Ruined by Hurricane.
San Juan Batista, Campeche—A hur
ricane of terrific violence swept over
this district entailing a great loss of
property andfche death of several per
sons. The cocoa groves for some dis
tance up and down the coast are com
pletely ruined.
Orders New Court-Martial.
San Antonio, Tex.—Col. R. W. Hoyt,
commanding the department of Texas,
has directed that a new court-martial
be ordered to try Corporal Charles
Sends Message to Legislature.
Albany, N. Y.—Gov. Hughes sent
a message to the legislature, advising
both houses of the recent decision of
the court of appeals, which declared
unconstitutional the reapportionment
act of 1906 and, declaring it to be the
duty of this legislature to enact a
new apportionment law.
Day Quiet in Warsaw.
Warsaw—May day was quiet owing
to the strong military display. In
other cities of Poland the strike move
ment generally failed
At Least They Don't Have to Sit and
Watch Husband’s Flirt.
*T saw such a pretty woman at a
disadvantage the other night,” the lit
tle real widow was saying. “She was
married. She was sitting at a table
with some other pretty women and
handsome men and her husband. Her
husband began to flirt outrageously
with one of the women. I wish you
could have seen the look that came
over her face. Everybody in the room
saw how distressed she was.
“Now, what I want to know is this.
Why didn’t she go to work and flirt
with one of the handsome men to get
evefi? Anyone of them was quite
ready and willing, but, no, wives never
seem to be able to do that. They just
sit ready to cry, with everybody no
“That’s the advantage we real wid
ows have over wives. We don’t have
to sit and watch our husbands flirting
w'ith other women. WTe know where
they are, and we also know that what
ever they may chance to be doing,
they are probably not flirting.”
importance of Sleep.
We should get up well every morn
ing. If we do not, we are certain
gradually to run behind in our physi
cal bank account. This proves that
sleeping is quite as important as eat
ing. The luxury of sound sleep is one
of the greatest means given to a man
or beast for restoring and invigorating
the whole system. No one should al
low7 business or anything else to curj«fi?
tail this luxury, and parents shq.,.-y
promote it in children, instead
drumming them out of bed early.—
Homeopathic Envoy.
Breaking It to Him Tactfully.
"George," she said, when her hubby
returned from the office, “I’m afraid
baby must have swallowed some
“Good gracious!” he cried, “don’t
you know whether he did or not?”
“No, but it’s the only way I can ac
count for the disappearance of the
weekly allowance you forgot to give
me this morning.”
Then she got it—w'ith a little con
science fund addition.
It sometimes happens that other
people have as good an opinion of a
man as he has of himself—after he ia
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Mississippi Weather.
The following data covering a period
of nineteen years have been compiled
from the weather bureau records at
sixty observation stations in Missis
sippi. They are issued to show the
conditions that have prevailed In the
Statg during the month of May for tho
above period of years, but must not be
construed as a forecast of the weather
conditions for the month:
Mean or normal temperature, 72.
The warmest month was that of 1896,
with an average of 77.
The coldest month was that of 1889,
with an average of 70.
Some of the highest temperatures re
corded were as follows: 102 at Brook
haven and 100 at Crystal Springs in 1896.
Some of the lowest temperatures re
corded were as follows: 32 at Corinth
in 1889; 34 at Duck Hill in 1903, and 34
at Ripley in 1906.
Average precipitation for the month,
3.39 inches.
Average number of days with 0.01
inch or more, 6.
The greatest average monthly pre
cipitation was 7.99 inches, in 1893.
The least average monthly precipita
tion was 1.31 inches, In 1889.
Average number of clear days, 16;
partly cloudy days, 8; cloudy days, 7.
Cheap Graft Cut Out.
At a meeting of county candidates
held at Brookhaven for the purpose of
discussing the law relating to the buy
ing and selling of votes, the following
was signed by the twenty-four candi
dates present:
“Whereas, it has become a habit
with certain persons to importune can
didates for small sums, varying in
amounts from 25 cents to $1 or more;
therefore be it
“Resolved-, That we, the candidates
for the different offices in Lincoln coun
ty, hereby pledge ourselves to ignore
all such demands, and now declare that
we will not loan money in any sum, ex
cept# in a legitimate and proper way,
and as a purely business proposition.
“Resolved, further, That we con
demn the use of money, intoxicants, or
anything of value for the purpose of
influencing votes, and hereby pledge
ourselves to conduct our canvass strict
ly according to the letter and spirit of
the law.”
State Board of Health.
The Mississippi State Board of Health
will meet in Jackson on May 14 and 15
to examine applicants for license to
practice medicine. AlKapplicants are
requested to be present at the new csp
itol building at 9 a.m May 14.
J. F. Hunter, M. D.,
Sec. State Board of Health.
Quite a Difference.
In the awards made by the jury of
eminent domain in the condemnation
suits brought by the New Orleans and
Great Northern railroad against certain
property owners in and around Byram,
Hinds county, the sum of $850 was
awarded for a piece of property as
sessed at $60, and the owner when on
the stand claimed the property was
worth $2,000. _
Diversified Farming Special.
The arrangements for diversified
farming specials this summer do not
contemplate the running of the train
over any other than the Mobile and
Ohio and Southern railway systems.
Agricultural experts from the A and
M. college and the State experiment
stations will accompany the train to
demonstrate and explain the different
and approved modes of culture.
Growing Some.
During the past seven years 997 miles
of new railroad have been built in Mis
sissippi. This does not mean second
tracks, switches, storage and side or
spur tracks, but standard road for main
line business. In the same period the
banking capital has increased by $79,
000,000, and over 6,000 chartered organ
izations’have grown up, representing a
proportionately large capital.
Revival at Starkville.
Rev. H. A. Jones, assisted by Rev.
Mosely, Presbyterian pastor of Oko
lona, has just closed a protracted meet
ing at Starkville of twelve days' dura
tion, which has been of inestimable
value to the community.
Six Inches of Rain.
A tremendous downpour of rain—
amounting to'six inches—fell at West
Point, ruining thousands of acres of
growing and planted crops.
No More Italians.
The Italian government has placed
the ban on immigration of that coun
try's natives to the State of Mississippi
for labor or farm work.
Dental Examiners.
The Mississippi State board of dental
examiners will convene in Jackson on
May 21. All applicants for examina
tion are expected to be present and
prepared for both written and clinical
examinations. _
A. and M., College.
President Hardy is very much grati
fied at the success which has attended
the current term of the Agricultural
and Mechanical college, which has been
one of the most satisfactory in the his
tory of the institution.
Asks Incorporation.
The towd of Wahalak, in Kemper
county, which numbers among its in
liabitants some of the best known and
most substantial citizens of that fine
old county, has entered a petition for
incorporation. The number of inhabi
tants is placed at 109, and the assessed
value of property is given at $10,000.
Young Farmer Killed.
George Wood, a young farmer, was
shot and instantly killed at Columbus
by Dr. C. L. Bufkin, a prominent
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