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The Tupelo Journal
PUBLISHED WEEKLY. TUPELO. : : ; MISSISSIPPI. If everybody living got his rights, would anything be left? How could so many motion picture shows be running if prosperity had not returned ? Amusing how the “Have-you-any work?” fellows keep away from the wheat belt. The money-making machine's princi pal merit is to land a few undesirable citizens in the penitentiary. England would no doubt gladly trade her pugnacious suffragettes for the Mexican revolutionists and pay a handsome "boot.” Some day some playwright may write a play in which there will be a college boy who is not crazy. But what will be the use? Boats engaged in mackerel fishing ®ff Milford, England, have landed as many as 30.000 fish, and 100 fish have been sold for a shilling. Guanajuato holds the world's record as a silver producer, having yielded $1,000,000,000 Mexican in the last three and a half centuries. According to Mitchell’s Newspaper Press Directory there are now pub lished in the United Kingdom alone no fewer than 2,353 newspapers. We don’t hear much lately about Idle freight cars. Most of them are getting busy. Georgia, for instance, needs 7,000 cars to move her peach crop. Why can't we have a society com posed of gentlemen who have posi tively declined to permit themselves to be nominated for the vice-presi dency? A r lr\n n> on ♦ ltn f 'n Kid / I (rn TT n O'! O TV oarsmen have declined to row, the Harvard boys will always have the sat isfaction of thinking that they might have beaten them. An Engiish doctor declares that ex tremely warm weather is good for hu man beings. We have always been willing to concede that it was good for those in the ice business. An old-time spelling bee was held at the Carnegie hall, in Bryan, Tex., between the Ladies’ Aid society of the Baptist church and the Home Mission society of the Methodist church. A Minnesota woman having been di vorced five times, is forbidden to marry. She has probably made up her mind by this time, without the law stepping in to break her of the habit. Prince Helie announces that his bride will have an income of $360,000 a year, which he thinks will be enough for them to get along on. He must in tend to let his creditors continue to wait. It is estimated that the sum of $12. 000,000 was spent for Fourth of July fireworks and explosives this year. The average cost of deaths in cele brating the Fourth probably is about the same as in a regular battle. British suffragettes seem to have mastered the rule of practical poli tics that anyone who wants anything must not let false scruples or modesty or courtesy stand In the way of asking for it in a peremptory tone of voice. The announcement that just to pre pare the plans for New York's pro posed 62-story sky-scraper took the time and labor of 150 men for six months and will cost at least $250,000 will make Chicago feel even worse than she did before. Robert Sewell of Stidham, a Creek Indian, is one of the most widely trav eled men in Oklahoma, having been in England and on the continent of Eu rope, besides having claimed a resi dence in both South America nnrl Australia. And now the provisions of the pure food law are to be stringency applied to patent medicines, and hereafter catarrh cures will have to cure catarrh, and corn removers will be required to remove. To be sure, it requires a violent stretch of the imagination to put catarrh foods under the heading food. “Blind Tom,” noted a generation ago as a musical prodigy, died last month in the home o,f the daughter-in-law of his old master, for he was born a slave near, Columbus, Ga. When a boy he amused the household by imitating the cries of birds and the sound of the •wind and rain. He had a marvelous memory, and could play any musical composition which he heard. It is said that he could play one melody with his right hand, another with his left and ■whistle a third at the same time. Yet ■with all his musical gifts, says Youth's Companion, he was intellectually a child living in the care of guardians. Commander Peary carries at the mainmast of the steamer Roosevelt the flag which has been with him on other expeditions and which marked the spot “farthest north" reached by the officer in his previous trip toward Ihe pole. The flag has patches mark ing places where pieces w'ere *aken out to be left with a record at various points in the polar regions. If the flag shall actually be hoisted at the north pole and be brought back to the United States the ensign will have a history ranking it among the most not able of existing star-spangled banners. A bill making bomb-throwing, when human life is imperiled, punishable by death has passed the Louisiana house and is expected to go through the sen ate. The frequency of outrages of the kind at which the act is aimed affords what is regarded as justification for such legislation. There can be no doubt that there is a growing tendency to punish with greater severity the in human and cowardly crime of bomb throwing, remarks the Troy (N. Y.) Times, and an increased determination to stamp out the reckless use of high explosives for illegal purposes THE “ROBBERS” GENEROSITY. How They Secretly Helped Billy to Go to the Picnic. “Say, Billy, I ’predate ever so much your gettin’ me in the band o’ ’Rob bers!’” “Aw, don’t mention it,” replied the valiant captain of the “Robbers;” “you're too decent a feller to be kept out of it.” But although Billy Mumford dis dained to accept thanks, he was in wardly much pleased with the grati tude of Artie Cronan, latest recruit of ‘.he “Bloody Robbers." Searching care fully in his pocket, he dug forth a rusty copper. This he proceeded to I_Li The Robber* Go a Berrying. invest at Todd's grocery store, after which he and Artie shared the “suck er" which represented the purchase. "Are you goin’ to the picnic?” asked Billy, when, under the influence of the "sucker," perfect relations had been established. Little Artie shook his head sorrow fully. “I'm afraid not,” said he. "Ma says if 1 pick enough blackberries to pay my way I can go; but I’ll never have enough money in time.” For a long time Capt. Billy remained in the deepest of thought. Finally he said: “Artie, I'm goin' to tell you a secret. On the edge of Noble's wood, not far from the stonepile, there's a big tree. There are blackberry bushes all 'round, an’ these berries grow so loose that when the wind blows real smart they’re blown off and carried under this tree. I've often found piles and piles of 'em. They're all cleaned out now, but if you go there on Wednes day afternoon I think you'll find a lot.” Here Bill observed that important business necessitated his presence elsewhere, so he and Artie parted. Arties was greatly excited over Bil ly’s information. Suspecting no plot, the little chap decided to take Billy's advice, so that on the following after noon he tramped to the woods, with a big bucket under his arm. Sure enough, there were any number of berries! And the fact that they were in buckets didn't seem to impress Artie. Joyfully he filled his pail and hastened home to market them. Meanwhile, Billy and the other “Rob bers,” who had generously filled the I »i'i 'll" mm—i I_• m Artie Found the Berries. buckets and placed them under the tree, were filled with delight at the success of their plan. “But Artie's a nice fellow, an’ he de serves to go to the picnic as much as any of us,” declared Capt. Billy. HUNTING BIG GAME. How an Indian Prince Protects Him self Against Danger. Prince Ranjitsinhji, the Jam of Na wanagar. India, hunts hig game and has had constructed for this purpose a wonderf#! movable shooting-box. The windows are heavily barred and port holes are pierced every three feet around the sides. The interior is decorated in Queen Anne style, and filled with sofas, writing desks, bridge whist tables and comfortable chairs. The floor is covered with Persian rugs. The exterior is painted green in order that it may blend with the jungle. The box is taken to pieces, sent by rail to a given point, and drawn by oxen or elephants into the heart of the jungle. It is left there until the tigers have become accustomed to it, and when the royal sportsman arrives later there is no lack of game. The shooting is done through port-holes provided for the purpose. The Difference. Maudie—Jim, dear, what is the dif ference between two millionaires, two pianos and two glue pots? Jim—Oh, yes. If I say I don't know you’ll say I'd be a fine chap to send out to buy a millionaire, or a glue pot. Maudie (with a merry laugh—No, Jim, that’s quite wrong. Jim—Well, I give it up. Maudie—Two millionaires can play two pianos, and two pianos can plaj two million airs— Jim (interrupting)—So can one when you get to work on it. Maudie—Jim! (Pause.) Jim—Well, and what about the glue pots? Maudie (in a temper)—That’s where you stick. Better Than Writing Poetry. Literary work is all right, but the surest way to make your name a household word is to advertise exten sively.—Somerville Journal. IDEAL P1.AY TTNIE. When summer time is really here Then comes the "sure ‘nough fun;** For boys and girls can' get outdoors And shout and skip and run. No one to say to them: "Sh-sh-sh!” If they do make a noise. Oh. it is hard to play Indoors, " Especially for the hoys. Rut out of doors, 'neath summer skies. Gay youth may have its sway. And run and shout till they are hoarse Throughout the livelong day. Up hill, down dale, they gayly roam, ■With only fun in view. And how they'll mourn when summertime Has all boon gotten through. A STAR OF STARS. New Grouping of the Star3 in the United States Flag. Some time ago a representative of congress (Mr. Shaforth) proposed a new arrangement of the white stars in the blue field of the United States flag, which he considered would be more symmetrical and emblematic of the formation of the union than the pres ent straight-line method. A bill of congress on this subject was intro duced by him. He describes the ob ject as follows: “'The original 13 states are formed in the shape of a large circle of 13 stars. The balance of the states are repre sented within this circle by a series of smaller stars, arranged in the shape mnni New Arrangement of Stars in tha United States Flag. of a five-pointed star. Each star is intended to represent a distinct state. The star forming the uppermost point of the inside star will represent the first state admitted to the union after the original 13 states; other stars fol low below in sequence according to the order in which the states were ad mitted.” The illustration is made from a pho tograph of a flag recently pre pared by a lady in Brooklyn, which was unfurled for the first time in com memoration of the fiftieth anniversary of her wedding. It contains 47 stars, one more than the number of states actually admitted, it being expected at the time it was made that Arizona and New Mexico might be admitted as a separate state. The forty-fifth state admitted was Utah, in 1896, and the fory-sixth state, Oklahoma, in 1906, to begin its statehood in July, 1908. THE THREE PATHWAYS. Look This Over and See If You Can Tell How It Was Done. The owner of three houses, num bered 1, 2. and 3 in the drawing, and situated as shown, had a fence erected to inclose them. In the fence he made three exits, numbered 1, 2 and 3. He constructed walks from the houses to the gates, so that the people i Three Pathways. who lived in house No. 1 used No. 1 gate, those in house No. 2 used No. 2 gate, and those who lived in house No. 3 used No. 3 gate. The walks neither crossed one another nor interfered in any way. Show by a drawing how the walks were laid from the houses to the gates. Wise Rats. The depredation of rats in his chicken yard caused Harry A. Lehr of York, Pa., to spread rat poison be neath the floor of his chicken coop. Instead of eating the poison the .ats removed it to different parts of tho yard. The next morning it was eaten by the fowls, as a result of which Mr. Lehr’s flock of chickens is largely de creased. Two Little Mothers. ‘T’m just as worried as I can be About my dollie,” said little Marie, “I think she’s a fever, her cheeks are red. And that’s a sure sign, the doctor said.’’ ’’See my poor dolly, she’s very sick, too; I think she’s the sicker,’’ said Janie Lou. "No, mine,” said little Marie, “is the worst. Because I thought up this play at first." LOVE TRIUMPHANT A Story of tho Prophet Hose a. BY THE "HIGHWAY AND BYWAY” PREACHER (Copyright, UKW, by Ibe Author, VV. H. Edsou.) The Prophet Ilosoa.—The name means "■alvation," and in the personal history )f the prophet—which many of the deep est and most spiritual Bible scholars such is G. Campbell Morgan, of England, and James M. Gray, dean of the Moody Bible nstltute. consider a literal portrayal of the prophet's life—we find a type or Illus tration of Jehovah’s relations to Israel. Hosca’s field of labor was Israel, and he prophesied during the reign of Jeroboam II., ubout 784 B. C., dowrn to the captiv ity. An outline of the book is as follows: I. Hlstorico-prophetic, chapters 1 to 3; !. General discourses, chapters 4 to to 13; ). Promises, chapter 14, (a) Appeul of nod, vs. 1-3; (b) Promised blessing, vs. 1-8; (c) Application to all, v. ». Tho per sonal history of the prophet may be di vided into three periods as follows: (1) A Happy Union—The prophet marries a woman who had lived an impure life, but ivho had reformed. (2) A Ruined Home Three children came to bless the home, and then tho wife, forgetful of obliga tions of wifehood and motherhood, de serts her home for her former lovers. (3) Gove Unfailing—But her true lover-hus band never loses sight of her, and at last after she had sunk to the very depths of sin he buys her back so that he may re store her to her old place in the home. I.ove Triumphant.—Tills period of the prophet's life in which he buys back his wayward wife from slavery into which she had sunk, and holds her in seclusion until such time as she can be restored to her old place in the home, is a type of Jehovah in unfailing love and mercy keeping IsraeJ for the latter days when his chosen people shall be restored to their old place as his peculiar and be loved people. Scripture Authority—The Hook of Hosea, especially chapter 3. ISERMONETTE. j; "Lcve Divine, all love excell- <> ing,” that God should reach !> < down and seek to redeem sin- <> j> ful man to himself. But just as j> j! Hosea saw in that woman some- !> j! thing upon which love could cen- j> j! ter and bring her back to him- j> j! self, so God sees in his way- j> j! ward children that upon which J> |! his great love can rest and which j> j! love will ultimately win the soul i> j! from its life of sin to one of j! j! holiness. J> I* Surely the wife of Hosea was unworthy of the pure and holy j! love of her devoted husband, j! and more surely still is it true ]! that man is unworthy of the j! unspeakable love of God. j! But it is not because of our ]j worthiness that we become the jj <j object of God’s love and mercy, jj <j Rather, it is our great need that jj <j calls forth the Divine compas- jj <j sion. jj <[ In spite of the disfiguring ][ <[ marks of sin God sees within ]J <j the heart of man the possibil- jj <j ities of a higher and better life jj <[ in him, and so he patiently and <J ![ tenderly wooes the soul from its <[ false love and from its evil ways Jj back to himself. Jj <| Another wonderful thought in jj <[ connection with the love of God jj <> and the relations of man to God jj !> is that man is not complete with- ][ I out union with God, and—we jj say it reverently—God is not jj complete without man. The 5 union of the two is necessary, jj first for the complete manifesta- jj tion of the power and glory of jj God and secondly to reveal the <j high possibilities of a life when jj it is linked with the life of God. <j Wonderful, is it not? The <[ redeemed soul in its union with <[ the Father and the Son is to re- <[ veal in the “ages to come the <[ exceeding riches of God’s grace «[ in his kindness towards us <j through Christ Jesus.” <j THE STORY. THE scene of the opening of our story is laid in an oriental slave inarKet, wnere tne barter in human flesh is carried on, and it was in that long gone day nearly a thousand years before the coming of 'Christ when slavery was the rule, and not the ex ception. It was a noisy place, and it was a strange grouping of human be ings of all conditions of physical de velopment, and of race and color. There were the young, and there were those who were in the prime of life, and then there were others upon whom the weight of years and hard ships endured were beginning to tell, and for whom there was but little sale, even at the low price for which they were offered. Among these last was the bent form of what at first glance seemed an old woman, but it was apparent upon closer scrutiny that it was not the years so much that bowed the form as it was the sinful life lived and the grief and fear that clutched the heart in relentless grasp. Sin had left its awful scars upon face and form, but underneath could be traced the old lines of comeliness and beauty. That face before sin had seamed and scarred it had been comely, and those eyes now ble d and dull had njuu nicu nuu < uuuuuuift me uiai had surged witl And in that form still could be traced the shapeliness and beauty which it had once pos sessed, and which would have been the joy of artist or sculptor. But now in the miserable condi tion to which the woman had been reduced the goading memories of the past and the dark forebodings of the future came to deepen her anguish and to intensify her abject and for lorn appearance. The happier the past one has to look back upon the deeper cuts the regret over the folly and sin which have robbed one of the blessings which were possessed, and all too lightly held and then lost. And this woman sit ting there in the slave market await ing the buyer was perhaps more mis erable than any of the rest because she had fallen farthest. Memory crowded in upon her with relentless persistency. In the whirl of the gay life which she had led it had been easy to forget, and when visions of the past had come to vex and trouble her she had plunged with greater abandon into the life she was leading, but now, deserted by her fo^ mer friends and lovers, homeless and friendless and reduced to the condi tion of a slave, she no longer was free to find relief in deeper excesses. Sh had at last reached the depths, and now while she waited thero was nothing for her to do but think, think, think. It seemed as though it would almost drive her ^o madness. Once she had been a happy wife with chil dren about her. In a mad hour she had yielded to the temptation which had come, and step by step she had been led into the paths of sin, and now she was drinking to the bitter dregs the cup which sin had filled for her. A shudder shook her form at the contrast between what had once been hers to possess and enjoy and w’hat was now her lot, and the first real pang of repentance which she had known came to her as she sat there and waited for she knew not what. “Hosea," and she half whispered the name as though she feared to speak it —“Hosea has long since forgotten me, and well he might. I did love him. I know it now. But in my insane folly, my vanity, my love of pleasure, I cast aside all that was worth having in life. And now', now! Who is there to remember me? Who is there to care what becomes of Gomer?” and with a choking sob. she ended her soliloquy. Time was when lover and gay friends had filled her lap to the full with gay pleasures, but when beauty had begun to fade and the spell of her charm h^d broken, the lovers had left her one by one, and now there was none left to care what became of her. “Not even Hosea," she had cried, with unutterable anguish. Oh, what penalty does sin exact! When the sin has come to its full fruitage with what crushing weight does it overpower the heart, driving often to madness and self-destruction. And so it w'as to Gomer that there came the promptings to end her mis ery in self inflicted death. It is but a step front meditation to action. One standing on the brink needs but to lean in the direction rash impulse draws, and crash!—out goes the life upon the jagged rocks below. A voice at the fateful moment might stay the leap. So with Corner. Unconscious of all about her, save the desperate resolve that she would end her miserable existence, there came a voice from somewhere she knew not where, and it stayed the hand that was at that instant ready to plunge the slender blade into her heart. A voice that carried her back again through the years and brought her in memory to the happy home which once she could call her own. A voice that came to her out of the throng that made her start and look up, while from her lips there burst the one word: “Hosea!” Hut none but strange faces were all about. She saw her owner's form at a distance, but he seemed not to be concerned about her at that mo ment. Hut that voice had come to her, and it stayed her murderous hand, she knew not why. And she waited almost eagerly, and scanned the faces all about, but not once again did she hear that voice, and search as she might through the throngs that surged in the market place, she saw not the face that she knew now she loved. And when her master came a little time later, and gave her into the hands of a stranger, indicating with a nod of the head that she had been sold, her head sank in dejection upon her breast and listlessly she arose and fol lowed. What strange days those were that followed. She never forgot the voice she had heard in the market place, but that voice did not belong to the stranger into whose hands she had come, of that she was sure. Rut she was conscious that there was some thing strange about her new condi tion. The indignities usually shown towards a slave were wanting in her case. In seclusion and quiet she was sheltered, and having little else to do. she thought, thought, thought. How the first pang of repentance felt on that day in the slave market devel oped and grew into the flood of heart sorrow over the ruined and wasted llic. ii um* ©lie buuui ©ee i iu?ra aiiu : tell him of her repentance and ask his forgiveness she felt that peace would be in her heart. Overburdened with this thought one evening as she rested in the humble dwelling where her new master had placed her she burst into a flood ol weeping, exclaiming over and over again: "Oh, Hosea, Hosea, that 1 might tell you hotv good thou art and how wicked 1 have been. Oh, Hosea, and my children! If I but had thee now I should know how to prize my treasures.” "Thou shalt have thy desire,” spoke a voice at her side. With a startled cry she looked up into the face ol Hosea, and when the first paroxysm of weeping had passed, she whis pered : “Thy love, Hosea, hath triumphed.” Oldest Tree in the World. The London Globe recently pub lished an article on “The World's Old est Tree,” which was reprinted in sev eral American papers. The writer said that the grandaddy of all present trees was to be found on the Isle of Cos, on the coast of Asia Minor, was estimated IU UC V/WUOIUV* uui; V b IT VMIJ five hundred years old and had a cir cumference of 32 Vo feet. In a letter to the Tribune, Ivy P. Lee, head of the publicity department of the Pennsyl vania railroad, disputes the Globe’s statements. “It is evident,” says Mr. Lee, “that the writer of this note was not familiar with the big trees of Cali fornia, a large number of which are probably more than twenty-five hun dred years old, and it is certain that the oldest and largest of them—name ly, the “Grizzly Giant,” in the Marisopa grove, near Yosemite park—is upward of 8,000 years old. Calculations to this effect have been made by eminent scientists, and there is probably no doubt of their correctness. Not only is this great tree and many of its com panions of such great age, but it shows no tendency toward decay. The trunk of this tree is more than a hundred feet in circumference.”—N. Y. Trib une. A Flirt. A flirt is a rose from which every lover plucks a leaf—the thorns being reserved for her husband.—Manches ter Union. [ ROUND TH I Information and Go a and There !■ Potomac Rats Being lacked in the past in the way of park accommodations for the comfort and enjoyment of the general public, such condition will not exist after this sum mer, for rapid work is being done upon the flats lying along the Potomac frontage of the city, and the waste land is being transformed into a gar den spot that will make it one of the most delightful public parks in the country. Instead of the desolate stretches of swamp and tangled thicket and neglected commons there are now verdant lawns and trees and shrubbery and flowers, and, above all, walks and drives and seats where the public may view the river and the sur roundings which have thus been cre ated. Some persons are rather skeptical when the topic of the pleasures of a summer spent in Washington is dis cussed with any enthusiasm. They think of the range of the thermometer E CAPITAL J sslp Picked Up Her* I i Washington. I -4 Transf ormed to Park and what It means to humanity ex posed to such weather conditions, and that consideration is enough in their estimation to put Washington out of the question as a place where anyone would willingly spend the summer. At the same time it is recognized by thousands that Washington has not only many advantages as a summer living place, but also that it possesses attraction. The temperature is not ignored by such, but they appreciate the fact that not all days are marked by excessive or even uncomfortable summer weather conditions. Even this year, which thus far has been hot and dry, generally speaking, as compared with the weather of last year and the year before, has been marked by periods of*cool days and nights, and at times an atmosphere that had 9 tonic quality, such as one is accustomed to experience in more northern latitudes. Then there is the charm of the city in its summer garb, the most beautiful to be found in any city in the world, and that beauty not alone in the adorn ment of one section, but in its general exteat throughout the entire area. There is refreshment to be found in passing along the streets bordered with trees whose foliage screens side walks and even the pavement from the heat of the sun. Memorial to bishop batterlee rianned ANOTHER interesting thing con nected with Washington life is the move which is on foot for an addi tional memorial to the late Rt. Rev. Henry Yates Satterlee, the bishop of Washington who filled such a large place in the religious and moral life of the capital city. It is now pro posed to make into a magnificent church the small chapel founded by the dead prelate at Twilight Park, Haines Falls, in the Catskill moun tains. Although several hundred miles away from Washington, the present All Angels' church at Twilight Park is practically a part of the diocese of Washington. It is inseparably con nected with the local diocese through the late Bishop Satterlee, This picturesque little church is perched on the side of one of the beau tlful mountains of the wooded Cats kills, 1,900 feet above the plain which it overlooks. And one could say that in its present stage it was almost lit erally built by Bishop Satterlee with his owm hands, and its services of prayer, praise and sacrament carried on by him for years. Now it is proposed to enlarge the structure, make it entirely of stone and beautify it, as a memorial to the man who gave the inspiration for its starting. The history of the church dates back to 1893, when the mission of All Angels was established at Twilight Park. For several years before that time desultory services had been held in a small building in the settlement. Bishop Satterlee made his summer home there and he became interested in the mission. Its first regular serv ice was held June 16. 1895, Id the cot tage where Bishop Satterlee and his family lived. At that service there was a celebration of the holy communion, at which the bishop officiated. During the summer services were held In a small building near-by, but in the fall it was decided to build a church. Guarding the Precious Declaration CONSIDERABLE interest was aroused the other day by the re port that the president had given a permit to a man who wanted to see with his own eyes the original copy of the Declaration of Independence, or rather to see what is left of that precious and venerated document. However, the permit must have died a-borning, for it did not materialize, but if such permit had been issued and had been presented at the department of state it would have enabled its holder to have the first view of the Declaration of Independence that has been had since the spring of 1903. Even before 1903 it had been kept in the safe, but it was often brought out for admiring citizens to scrutinize and to exclaim over. Since 1903 the light of day has not fallen on it. There had been too much light of day before that. In fact, there had been too much of a good many things; too much folding, 'oo much rolling, too much handling, and, alas! too much stealing of its immortal language by a wet press copying operation resorted to in 1820. For 30 years the Declaration of Inde pendence hung in the light, and the longer it hung there the more neces sary the light became, for the ink that was left grew paler and paler until it was hard to make out any of the sig natures, except the big black name cf John Hancock. Finally it became evi dent that if anything except the parchment was to be left the docu ment would have to be kept in the dark. So it went into retirement in the safe, being brought out only upon spe cial requests. In 1903 the late John Hay, then sec retary ot state, appointed a commit tee to examine the condition of the declaration and to recommend what should be done tc preserve It The committee found it creased and. bereft of its ink, but they were "pleased to find no evidence of mold or other dis integrating agents.” They recommend ed that the document be kept dark and dry, and their recommendation has been religiously followed. New Plan Helps Aliens to Get Work STRANGERS in a strange land have every reason to feel that Uncle Sam is doing his best to get them located in places where they will find the greatest benefits. This is clearly shown by the facts and figures which set forth the work of the division of information of the bureau of immigra tion and naturalization. This bureau is succeeding in a remarkable way in diverting hundreds of poor aliens from crowded centers of the country to fer tile farms and other places, where there is a big demand for that class of laborers. This bureau is charged by an act of congress with the great un dertaking of promoting a beneficial distribution of admitted aliens and oth ers seeking employment, but the actual work of distribution is conduct ed by the information branch of the immigration service in New York city. The method employed is to send cut cards to all persons unable to secure necessary help, including farm labor ers, common laborers and mechanics. Whatever kind of help is needed is in dicated by the replies on the return postal cards. About 900,000 cards have been scattered broadcast over the country, and it is estimated that alto gether about 4.000,000 cards will be sent out in the near future. From the first of February last to the close of June, nearly 1,000 aliens and others were sent in response to applications to various parts of the country. Twen ty-six nationalities are represented in this distribution and the employment secured was principally farm work. The following shows the various states to which aliens and others have been distributed and the number to each state: Alabama, 3; Connecticut, 7; Delaware, 1; Georgia, 23; Illinois, 23; Indiana, 1; Iowa, 31; Kansas, 5; Ken tucky, 18; Maryland, 10; Massachu setts, 2; Michigan, 18; Minnesota. 29; Mississippi, 10; Missouri, 9; Montana, 2; Nebraska, 9; New Jersey, 71, New York, 181; North Carolina, 2; North Dakota, 8; Ohio, 13; Oklahoma, 35; Pennsylvania, 55; South Carolina, 22; South Dakota, 1; Texas, 4; Vermont, 227; Virginia, 7; West Virginia, 1; Wisconsin, 9. Episcopal Wit. “Our Bishop Burgess,” said a Garden City man, “is one of the few American clergymen who, being graduates of the famous University of Oxford, are en titled to wear the Oxford hood. “At a certain service another bishop, also an Oxford man, nodded toward the officiating clergyman and whis pered excitedly to Bishop Burgess: “ ‘Why, look, he has got. an Oxford hnnH r»n * “ 'So he has,’ said Bishop Burgess. " ‘But he is not entitled to it. Ho has no Oxford degree,’ exclaimed the first bishop. ‘Why, the man is wearing a lie on his back.’ “ ‘Hush,’ said Bishop Burgess. ‘Don’t call it a lie. Call it a false hood.’ ’’ Light on Ancient History. Prof. .Schiaparelli, the head of tho Italian expedition in Egypt, is making headway in his investigations of the necropolis of Azint. Some 200 Egyp tians are at work and a great number of funeral objects are being constantly brought to light, besides many inscrip tions which are of great interest in connection with the early Egyptian history. In each burying place the explorers have found an efllgy of tho defunct carved in wood.