STATE NEWS NOTES
j Weekly Budget of News Items Gathered by Our
j Special Correspondent at Jackson. l
HEAVY DEMAND FOR FERTILIZERS
Sales Far Beyond Expectations of Mill
•lack-ion.— Heavy rains, the usual ac
companiment of the vernal equinox, have
been general over Mississippi during
the past few days, and have brought
about a marked improvement of farming
In all sections of the stair tilers was
an urgent need of rain to get the soil
in proper condition for spring plant
ing, and it is expected that there will
be unusual activity in the agricultural
districts during the week.
One of the most significant features
of the outlook is the phenomenal de
mand for fertilizers. Managers of the
principal mills say that sales have been
tar in excess of their expectations, and
in some instances they are unable to till
all orders offered.
in accordance with their annual cus
tom, mill managers made preparations
lor the season in accordance with ad
vices received, from their local agents,
showing the probable acreage and char
acter of crops to be planted this year,
but it now appears that all of these
estimates were exceedingly low. in
some counties sales and deliveries have
already been from ten to thirty per
cent in excess of hist year, and the fer
tilizer plants had figured on practically
the same consumption as in 1910.
This gives rather conclusive evidence
that the farmers of Mississippi are not
only planning a substantial increase of
acreage, but that they also have plenty
of confidence in the general outlook;
that they are not. pessimistic or despond
ent over the boll weevil, and other new
problems with which they are con
Thus far there have been no com
plaints of scarcity of cotton seed for
planting purposes. The oil mills have re
served abundant supplies for this pur
pose, ami will be able to till all orders
unless a second planting should become
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The demand for improved varieties of
corn is very general, largely due to the
campaign of education on corn culture
that has been under way for the past
MODEL AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL.
Expenses of Students Less Than $4
for the Term.
.Jackson.—Prot. T. C. Bradford, prin
cipal of the Alcorn County Agricultural
High School, has what is considered by
leading educators the model agricurtural
high school of the state, and lie is get
ting good results.
This school has been conducted eco
nomically, and the expenses for each
student, includent board, will not aver
age $4 for the term. He has, through
co-operation of the students, kept the
expenses down to a low figure, while
some of the students work Saturdays for
farmers near the school, earning more
than enough money to meet their board
and other expenses each month.
The demonstration farm in connec
tion with the school is being worked
by the students. The hours are divided
between work in the field, studies in the
school room and recreation, and the
students are taking a great deal of in
terest in the work.
Twenty-two county agricultural high
schools have been established in the
state since the legislature of 1910 en
acted a law authorizing them, which
shows the people of the state appre
ciate the value of this form of educa
tion. Not only do the students make
good progress in their studies, but they
are learning how to farm, and also
The principals of these schools are
trying to arrange a uniform course of
study, and at the close of the school
year some action will be taken along
this line. A committee was appointed
sonic time ago to work out a course, and
this committee will report at the State
Teachers’ Association, which meets here
Citizens Pay Taxes on Reverted Lands
Jackson.—Land Commissioner Gilles
pie did a “land office business” during
the past month, breaking the record for
land redemptions. The sum collected
during the past month on land redemp
tions alone amounted to $950, and nearly
all of this sum came from the two coast
counties of Harrison and Jackson. I'or
the past few years a good deal of land
that has been considered valueless in the
coast counties has been allowed to re
vert to the state, but the people of Har
rison county particularly seem to have
come to the conclusion that they were
making a mistake and are now hastening
to redeem them, that county alone pay
ing in for the month of February th •
sum of $517 in redemption fees.
Land Owners Ask $3,000,000.
Natchez.—Averring that the construc
tion of the levees on the west bank of
the Mississippi river caused the overflow
ot certain lands on the east bank at
different places between Washington and
Adams county, and that this is a “taking
of lands” under the provisions of the
fifth amendment to the constitution of
the United States, claims for damages,
aggregating $3,000,000, have been filed
against the United States, the claimants
being landowners on the east bank of
Governor Grants Pardon.
I JOASH CROWNED
Siioday School Lesion for April 16, 191P
Specially Arranged (or This Paper
LESSON TEXT-2 Kings 11:1-20. Mem
ory Verse 12.
GOLDEN TEXT—"Blesoed are they
that keep His testimonies, and that seek
Hfm with a whole heart.*’—Psa. 119:2.
TIME—Athaliah came to the throne la
M9 B. C. (Hastings) or 893 B. C. (Beechertl
Joash, S43 B. C. (Hastings) or 887 ,B. C.
PLACE—Jerusalem, the capital of Ju
KINGS—Joash’s contemporaries wero
Jehu In Israel, Hazael la Syria, Shal
manezer II In Assyria.
God always finds ways to frustrate
the evil. John Wilkes Booth did not
reckon on the flag which tangled his
feet when he tried to escape. He
killed a Lincoln, but up started a host
of others to undo hla evil deed. The
kingdom of God Is not a pillar which
can be thrown prostrate in the dust,
but a cube that always falls upon a
base as broad as that from which it
has been dislodged. In fact, it Is
rather like the Irishman’s stone fence,
which he built three feet high and
four feet wide, so that if It was tipped
over it would be higher than it was
How can we apply this incident to
our modern boys and girls? For every
one of them a kingdom is waiting, the
kingdom of a noble, happy and useful
manhood or womanhood. This is the
real kingdom, for Joash, and for every
boy and girl. Every young king and
queen is surrounded by perils, as ter
rible as those that threatened Joash;
and the only safety now is the safety
that he found then—the protection of
the church and of a godly home.
A noble woman has done her part
In saving the young king—the part
that mothers play In the preservation
of the young kings of our modern
homes. Now a man steps in, as the
father comes to have the chief influ
ence over the life of the growing boy.
Jehoiada, the high priest, was a man
of ability and fine character. Prob
amy lc was Decoming increasingly uu
flcult to hide the growing lad, and
longer confinement would be most In
jurious for him physically and mental
ly. The first step toward placing him
on his rightful throne was to gather a
sufficient force of loyal adherents.
After obtaining the assurances,
in addition to their own weapons,
which of course they would bear, they
were furnished by Jehoiada with the
spears and shields that, as relics of
David’s time, hung somewhere within
the sacred precincts, just as his pre
decessor Abimelech had furnished to
David himself the sword of Goliath.
These would remind them that It was
for David's heir they were contending.
Wise steps were taken, under the
leadership of Jehoiada, in the opening
of the young king's reign. A covenant
was made between the Lord and the
king and the people. This was a re
newal of the original compact, in
which Jehovah and his people bound
themselves together—a compact bro
ken by the Baal-worship of Athaliah’a
reign. What was the second step? The
immediate and thorough destruction
of the temple of Baal, with its altars
and licentious images, and the execu
tion of its high priest Mattan. It
seems to be implied that the ‘‘house
of Baal” stood on the temple mount,
In ostentatious rivalry with the sanc
tuary of Jehovah. And the third step?
Jehoiada appointed officers over the
house of the Lord, re-estafclishing the
courses of the Levites, and proceed
ing at once to assign the custody of
the temple to a particular course. And
the final step? Leaving the Levites
to keep order in the temple, Jehoiada
and the soldiers conducted the boy
king to the palace through the gate of
the guard, doubtless that through
wnicn tne King reguiariy passed irom
the temple to the palace and back
again, accompanied by his bodyguard.
What -a change for the lad who had
been a prisoner so long!
When young Solomon started out in
Ills reign he was offered his choice of
blessings, and chose not long life or
riches or power, but wisdom; and in
that choice he gained the other bless
ings also. When Christ started out in
his great reign he was found in the
temple, seeking wisdom. When the
girl Victoria learned that she was to !
become queen of earth’s mightiest
empire she quietly said: “I will be
good." If our young kings and queens
would be well furnished for their
sovereignty they must go to the Bible
and to the Bible school, and there they
will learn what true royalty is, and
what are the secrets of power and
It Is appropriate that we have for
Easter Sunday the story of a corona
tion, for Easter is the anniversary of
the greatest of all coronations, the
day when all mankind received the
possibility, at least, of the crown of
This Is the crown to which all our
young kings and queens should look
forward as the blessed reward of no
ble reigning over the kingdoms that
God has given thei James wrote.
“Blessed Is the • i tat endureth
temptation; for wb bath been ap
proved, he shall r« the crown of
FURNISHING THE HOME
USE AND CdMFORT ARE THE
Ideas of Simplicity Should Not Lead
One Into Buying What Is Crude
and Clumsy—Harmonious Ef
fects Very Desirable.
Use and comfort are the great es
sentials to be kept ever in mind when
selecting furniture. This remark may
seem obvious, and so it .should be,
but when one seeB the numerous
pieces of useless bits of furniture clut
tering up some of the modern homes,
the necessity for emphasizing this
fact is realized. And as to comfort,
we must remember there is such a
tljing as being aesthetically as well as
physically comfortable. A chair, for
example, must not only be well made
and thoroughly secure, but it must al
so appear so. The apparent lack of
substantiality mars our aesthetic en
joyment just as surely as does a shaky
chair lessen our physical comfort. The
selection of furniture is, indeed, a sub
ject not to be entered into lightly or
A piece of furniture should first be
considered in respect to its appear
ance and construction. We should
see that the furniture in question has
been made on sane lines, that are both
simple and graceful. We should no
tice whether or not the chair has been
well-proportioned. If it seems to us
to be altogether pleasing to the eye,
we should then consider it with a
view to comfort. Not infrequently a
chair will be ornamented where the
head would rest, or on the arms of
the chair. The right use of all these
ornaments must, therefore, be consid
ered. It is important to choose furni
ture in relation to the room in which
it is to be used, and in relation to the
other furnishings. Particularly in
small houses it is well to buy pieces
of furniture to fit a particular space.
Thus it is well to take measurements
before going to select the larger pieces
of furniture, in order that there may
be as little waste Bpace as possible.
It is a wise plan in buying furniture
to observe the following rule: Do not
buy a costly kfs* of thing, but the
best of lpf
It is ve ave all the
pieces of • rtlonate to
one another. fcumbersome
chair beside a strikes a
false note. Just as a delicately de
signed chair Is seen at a disadvantage
when placed near a massive desk or
bookcase. Although it is advisable not
to mix woods more than can be help
ed, certain woods can be combined
pleasantly. For example, mahogany,
cherry, walnut and rosewood harmon
ize, having a certain similarity of
color. But light oak will not combine
well with any of these woods.
Wicker furniture has the advantage
of lending itself to almost any style
of furnishing, and since it can be
stained almost any shade, is greatly to
Painted and stained furniture may
be used effectively, and few things
compare with It from the standpoint
of economy. Simple pieces of kitchen
furniture when painted white, or
stained green, are charming for bed
rooms. An old piece of furniture pick
ed up at a “junk shop,” after having
been scraped and painted, is often
transformed into a very imposing
piece of furniture, which will perhaps
have cost in all but a dollar or two.
DOROTHY TUKE PRIESTMAN.
Orchid Design in Linen.
Among the new patterns used in
decorating table linen one of the pret
tiest is the orchard design. This is
used as a border, while over the sur
face of the cloth single orchids are
scattered at regular intervals. The
same design is used to decorate the
napkins, although in these the flowers
WATCH-STAND AND PEN-RACK
Very Simple Little Article That
Makes Convenient Adjunct to
the Writing Table.
An extremely useful and simple lit
tle article is shown in our sketch in
the shape of a combined watch-stand
and pen-rack for placing on the writ
ing-table. When engaged at a writ
ing-table it is often a great conveni
ence to be able to hang up a watch in
such a position that it may easily be
seen without disturbing oneself, and
on the upp.r hook of this little rack
a watch may afely suspended and
the stand can placed at some con
venient sp< e the watch will be
The rack from which our sketch
was made was cut out with a fret
saw, in thin wood, about a quarter of
an inch in thickness, and has a sup
port at the back, also of thin wood,
fastened on at the top with a tiny
brass hinge. Seven little brass hooks
are screwed into the face of the
horseshoe in the positions indicated
in the illustration, and little hooks
suitable for this purpose can be
bought at any ironmonger’s at a
The wood is stained a nice dark
oak and ‘‘picked out” with a fine gold
line running all round the shoe about
an eighth of an inch from the edge.
The rack, when complete, should
measure about 5 inches in height, and
with a small brass ring screwed into
the upper edge at the top it might be
suspended from a nail in the wall by
the side of the writing-table if de
sired, and in that case it would not
be necessary to make the support for
MORNING DRESSES OF CREPE
Gowns Made of This Materia! Are
Charming in Their Sim
Colored cotton crene seems to have
been relegated to the realm of dress
ing sacques and kimonos, but smart
morning dresses are being shown of
this material and are charming in
One effective little frock was of del
icate mauve crepe. The skirt was
slightly gathered and three wide
folds were put on near the bottom to
resemble tucks. The soft girdle of
the same material was about three
iuches wide, and the waist, w£ich was
simply tucked, opened down the front
with crocheted buttons.
A flat collar of the finest hand em
broidery trimed the low cut neck and
this was repeated in the cuffs, which
effectively finished the elbow sleeves.
Taken altogether the dress was
simple, indeed, but very smart
This crepe comes in a great many
shades, soft pinks, blues, browns and
all in the most beautiful tones.
Then at the department stores are ex
hibited the expensive models also, but
with the addition or a large stock of
inexpensive ones and quantities of un
trimmed shapes. Here is a dangerous
quicksand. The comparatively tow
cost of the “shape” and also the law
price of many of the trimmings appeal
irresistibly to the woman who has %
taste for millinery and has been cred-(
lted by admiring friends with great*
skill in making her own hats.. She in
vests in at least two or three of these
bargains with their accompanying
trimmings and does not realise at the
moment that the sum total she has
paid exceeds what the cost of an al
ready made and smarter hat will
It is a mistake to buy the sprln&hat
too early, when every penny has to be
counted. The fashions in hats change
so often that before there is a chance
to wear it another quite different
shape will be far mdre fashionable.
On the other hand, it there is a hat
that is becoming and smart at
Please Read These Two Letters.
The following letter from Mrs. Orville Rock will prove how unwis®
it is for women to submit to the dangers of a surgical operation when it
may be avoided by taking Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound.
She was four weeks in the hospital and came home suffering
worse than before. Then after all that suffering Lydia E. Pink
ham’s Vegetable Compound restored her health.
HERE IS HER OWN STATEMENT.
Paw Paw, Mich. — “ Two years ago I suffered
very severely with a displacement—I could not
be on my feet for a long time. My physician
treated me for several months without much re
lief, and at last sent me to Ann Arbor for an op
eration. I was there four weeks and came home
AnffAPiiUP WOrSA than hpfnrp. lVfr mnfliai* oila
vised me to try Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable
Compound, and I did. To-day I am well and
strong and do all my own housework. I owe my
health to Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Com
pound and advise every woman who is afflicted
with any female complaint to try it.” — Mrs.
Orville Mock, R. R. No. 5, Paw Paw, Mich.
“There never was a worse case.”
Rockport, Ind.—“There never was a worse case of woman's
ills than mine, and I cannot begin to tell you what I suffered.
For over two years I was not able to do anything. I was in bed
for a month and the doctor said nothing but an operation would
cure me. My father suggested Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable
Compound; so to please him I took it, and I improved wonder
fully, so I am able to travel, ride horseback, take long rides and
never feel any ill effects from it. I can only ask other suffering
women to give Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound a trial
before submitting to an operation.”—Mrs. Margaret Meredith*
R. F. D. No. 3, Rockport, Ind.
We will pay a handsome reward to any person who will prove to
ns that these letters are not genuine and truthful—or that either of
these women were paid in any way for their testimonials, or that the
letters are published without their permission, or that the original
letter from each did not come to us entirely unsolicited.
For 30 years Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable
Compound has been the standard remedy for
female ills. No sick woman does justice to
herself who will not try this famous medicine.
Made exclusively from roots and herbs, and
has thousands of cures to its credit,
^MaMraPinUism Invites all sick women
to write her for advice. She has
guided thousands to health free of charge.
Address Mrs. Pinkham, Lynn, Mass.
No Excuse at All.
N. C. Goodwin, the comedian, was
condemning a new comedy at a dinner
In New York.
“Its climax,” he said, “is false and
unsatisfactory—as false and unsatis
factory as Rowndar’s excuse.
“On Rowndar’s return at a vfery late
hour, his wife said reproachfully:
“ ‘You used to vow I was the sun
shine of your life, but now you stay
out night after night.’
“ ‘Well, my love,’ said Rowndar, ‘I
don’t ask for sunshine after dark.’"
First Tragedian—Ah! deah boy!'The'
chance of my life came last night.
Izzacstein offered me thirty shillings
a week to play Hamlet. The contract
was drawn up, he lent me his foun
tain pen to sign with, when
Second Tragedian—You woke up!
First Tragedian—Damme. How did
Second Tragedian—By the salary,
my pippin. I’ve dreamed like that
Important to Mothers
Examine carefully every bottle of
CASTORIA, a safe and sure remedy for
infants and children, and see that it
Signature of |
In Use For Over 30 Years.
Children Cry for Fletcher’s Castoria
“I once proposed to a girl in a
“With what result?”
“A lot of expensive plants were nipt
by frost.”—Washington Herald.
Kill the Flies Now and Keep
disease away. A DAISY FLY KILLER
will do it. Kills thousands. Lasts all season.
Ask your dealer, or send 20c to H. SOM
ERS, 150 DeKalb Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y.
Getting the Worst of It.
“Bliggins isn't very lucky in driving
“No. He says he can’t even change
his own mind without getting 4he
worst of the deal.”
JACK'S NEW DISCOVERY
Is positively guaranteed to cure all skin troubles.
Greatest complexion remedy the world bas ever
known. Send four cents In stamps for sample vial bv
mall. JOHN F. BC1LAN1), CO., Memphis, Tennessee.
A man doesn’t have to be a detec
tive in order to find fault.
“JUST FERNINST THE HILL”
Little Pointer for Those Who Feel 9
Desire to Seek the State of
The state of Matrimony is one of
the United States, tt is bounded by
kissing and hugging fm one side and
cradles and babies oi the other. Its
chief products are papulation, broom
sticks and staying *ut at night, It,
was discovered by |&dam
while trying to find, a Not*...,.,
sage out of Paradige. The cl!f
sultry, 4*n£tl*y°u pass- the Jcppics^of^
housekeeping, when squally weather
commonly sets in with such power as
to keep all hands as cool as cucum
bers. For the principal roads leading
to this interesting state, consult the
first pair of blue eyes you see.—Ex
You are not treating yourself or your
family fairly if you don’t keep Hamlin*
Wizard Oil in the house. It’s the best
substitute for family doctor and a mighty
good friend in case of emergency.
“What is a co-worker?”
“One who helps you work som»
body, of course.”
Eye Salve In Aseptic Tubes
Prevents Direction—Murine Eye salvo
In Tubes for all Eye Ills. No Morphine.
Ask Druggists for New Size 25c. Val*
uable Eye Book in Each Package.
Mother—Did you paint the table?
Father—Yes, I gave it a coat and
two pairs of trousers.—Harper's Ba«
The pleasure of love is in loving.
We are happier in the passion we feel
than in what we inspire.—Francis Duo
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for Children
teething, softens the gums, reduces Inflamma
tion, allays pain, cures wind colic. 25c a bottle.
Full life exists in three dimensions,
art in two, and science in one; like •
solid, a superficies, and a line.
Take Garfield Tea in the spring to purify
the blood and cleanse the system.
Why quarrel over religions when all
men agree—all men, that is, at th*
same grade of intellect? #
A Poor Weak Woman f
A» she n termed, will endure bravely and patiently
agonies which a strong man would give way under.
The faot ia women ere more patient than they ought
to be under each troubles.
Every women ought to know that she may obtain
toe moat experienced medical advice frt* if chart*
and in ahttlut* caaJUimcr and privacy by writing to
the World’* Dispensary Medical Association, R. V.
Plane, M. D., Pnaident, Buffalo, N. Y. Dr. Pieros
baa bain chief eoaoulting physician of the Invalids’
Hotel and Surgical Institute, of Buffalo, N. Y., for --
■•“f yemrs end bus hud e wider practical experience . ...
in the treatment of women’s diseases then any other physician in this country.
His mwfhdima an world-famous fur their astonishing efficacy.
The moat perfect remedy ever devised for week end da*
eate women fa Dr. PlareoU Favorite Praoenptron.
\ IT MAKES WEAK WOMEN STRONG.
SICK WOMEN WELL.
symptoms of woman’s peculiar ^a^newhr
m the People’s Medical Adviser (I008p«<«).
Edition, cloth-bound, wdl be tent on^reoc'Pt 31
to P*y cost af wrapping and mailing mb> Address as abo .
STATE BOND DECISION.
.Must Pay interest on Bonds From
January I, 1911.
Jackson.—Judge W. A. Henry Wednes
day afternoon delivered a lengthy de
cision in the celebrated state bond ease,
in which ho sustains the contention of
the governor that the bonds were sold
at ‘“par,” as the law directed, and or
dering that the writ of mandamus ap
plied for compelling the auditor to issue
his warrant upon the treasurer for the
payment of the accrued interest on these
bonds fulling due January 1, '1911, be
granted. Judge Henry quoted many
authorities upholding his decision, and
also the common ucepptation of the word
‘■par’” hv commercial bodies. A cor
rect definition of what the legislature
meant by the word “par,' he said, solves
the question involved.
"Was the word par’ used by the leg
islature in a sense different from the
common acceptation of the term of com
He says: “Is any legal requirement to
be thrown around it that it will re
quire a different construction? The sti
preme court of Mississippi, in the case
of Edwards vs. Lnmpton et al., recently
decided, places upon the coupons a com
mercial meaning. The dictionaries con
sulted agree as to what ‘par’ means,
to-wit: Nominal value; face value; the
value expressed oil the face or in the
words of a certificate of value, as a boud
or other commercial paper; state or
value of bonds, shares, etc., when they
aril at exactly the price marked on
them, i. e., without premium or dis
count; above par, at premium or more
than the nominal value; at par, at ex
actly the nominal value; below par, at
a discount, or at less than the nomi
in summing up, Judge Henry said:
‘‘Looking to the commercial accepta
tion of the meaning of ‘par,’ taking
a 1. * __• .1 _ a. l. _ a_ ...
understood and applied, bearing in
mind the construction placed upon the
words by the legislature of Missi
ssippi, relying upon the authorities and
the reasoning presented by them, the
court has no hesitation in holding that
by ‘par’ on the act of 1910, now under
consideration, the legislature simply
meant the face of the bond itself. The
■writ of mandamus will theerfore issue
comanding the auditor of public ac
counts to issue his warrant to holders
•f coupons due and payable January 1,
1911, for the full amounts stated in
“The cant that the state will lose
some eight or ten thousand dollars of
interest is not received with patience.
Were this t rno, the state had far better
lose its interest than to lose its
CALL MISSISSIPPI VETERANS.
Gen W. A. Montgomery Issues a
' Jaekson.-—The following general or
der, issued by Gen. W, A. Montgomery,
calling addition of the Mississippi di
vision to the great reunion to be held
at Little Roek, Ark., has been issued:
“Headquarters Mississippi Division, U.
C. V., Jackson, Miss., April 5, 1911.
“General Order So. 7.
"To Commanders and Adjutants:
“Comrades—lour attention is hereby
called to the meeting of this organiza
tion at Little Hock, Ark., on May 16, 17
and 18, next, and especially to the im
portance of holding your meetings and
paying your dues to the general or
ganization and to these headquarters at
Jackson. The dues of each organization
is 10 cents per capita, with a minimum
of $2. Meet at once and attend to this
duty; elect your delegates and report
same to Gen. William E. Mickle, adju
tant-general, at Xew Orleans, La. Pay
ment of dues is necessary in order to
be represented at Little Rock.
“The railroads leadinig to Little liock
have issued the usual rate of one cent
per mile each way, plus 25 cents, and
you should consult your nearest ticket
agent in reference to securing tickets,
and also see that sufficient coaches are
furnished for those who wish to go.”
WILLIAMS DAVIS' SEAT.
Senator Realizes Ambition of Many
Washington. — Senator John Sharp
Williams has already realized one umbi
tion since his promotion to the United
States senate—viz., to occupy the seat
in the chamber which was occupied by
Senator Jefferson Davis, president of the
Confederacy and senator from Missis
sippi. For the last few years the seat
had been occupied by Senator Owen of
Oklahoma, who surrendered it to Sen
Tate County Fair.
Senatobia.—If not providentially hin
dered, the Tate County Fair Association
will hold about the largest fair in North
Mississippi this year.
Scholarships as Prizes.
Jackson, Miss.—Through the Missis
sippi School Improvement Association,
Miss Susie Powell, in charge of this de
partment, has offered as a prize for the
two best sets of plans for a two-room
rural sehoolhouse and premises, two
scholarships at the Port Gibson Female
College, one of the state’s leading edu
cational institutions for young women.
The competition is open to the school
teachers of the state, and the plans must
be filed with Miss Powell by June 1,
1911. A committee will then be appoint
ed to decide which are the best.
Should Offer Premiums.
Jackson.—<In several Mississippi ooun
ties this year efforts will be made to in
duce boards of supervisors to offer prizes
for agricultural and live stock contests,
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