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State Health Conditions.
At this time of year the cities throughout the country are pub lishing their health conditions for the past year. Most of them claim a lower death rate for the year 1910 than 1911. The Mississippi State Board of Health has just finished compil ing the deaths for the month ot November was 1609, of this num ber 636 were white and 973 ne groes. The people of Mississippi are to be congratulated upon the re sults obtained under the first month’s operation of the new law requiring the registration of births and deaths. This state is the first in the South to attempt state wide reg istration. That it is necessary for the government and states to take cognizance of the prevalance of pellagra and appropriate suffi cient sums of money for a study of the cause of this dreadful dis ease is apparent from the great number of deaths that occurred during the month of November in the State of Mississippi. The rprord of the State Board of Health shows that during this one month 43 deaths were caus ed by pellegra, of this number 16 were white and 27 were ne groes. It is not a disease confirmed to any certain locality but uniform ly distributed throughout the state. Pellegra caused 2.7 per cent of all deaths during the month of November. Of the white deaths it constituted 2.5 per cent, while among the ne gro deaths it was responsible for 2.8 per cent, of all deaths. All physicians should co-operate with the State Board of Health by re porting all communicable dis eases to the county health offi cer of their eo'unties in order that it may be known what steps are necessary to prevent the • spread of disease among the people of the state. __— Vital Statistics. — Jackson, Miss., Jan. 15—Dur ing the month of November 1609 deaths were reported to the Mississippi State Board of health of this number 622 or 38.7 per cent, were preventable. Some of the important causes of death which occured in the state, were as follows: Total White Col. Typhoid fever 54 27 27 Malaria 124 50 74 Whooping Cough 17 7 10 Diptheria and Croup 24 21 3 influenza 15 8 7 Erysipelas 6 6 0 Cerebro-Spinal M’getis 2 11 Pellagra 43 16 27 Tuberculosis 157 48 109 Cancer 39 22 17 Acute Poliomyelitis 2 11 Pneumonia 135 67 68 Hookworm 4 3 1 All other causes 987 359 628 Total 1609 636 973 K. of P. Entertain. Tupelo Lodge No. 133 K. of P. met in regular conclave on Mon day, January ]3, with a good attendance of members. The lodge was called to order by C. C. G. H. Hill with prelate W. F. Jackson absent. We are very glad to have brother Claude Clayton with us who acted as prelate in the absence of brother W. F. Johnson, and also made a very interesting talk on the good of the order. On Monday night, January 27th, we will have a function, so all take heed and be present to partake for the inner man. There will be plenty for all so come up. Members wishing to pay their dues will find the receipt book at mv office. G- M. Crane, K. of R. and S. Mrs. Woodrow Wilson has made it known to the public that she disapproves of the elaborate costly style of dressing that now prevails in high life. Che said that this is one cause of the pres ent high cost of living. She has also announced that she has no patience with the “turkey trot” and that while she is in the white house it will not be toler ated there. f ADELAYEDHONEYMOON Clerk Gets $20,000 for Marrying an Heiress. By HAROLD CARTER. It 1b generally worse when your wife bows to you coldly than when she cuts you. Especially Is this the case when you have not seen her for a couple of years. So John Ferrand, who was neither divorced nor es tranged from Mrs. John Ferrand, felt badly when he accidentally encount ered her on the board walk at At lantic City. The meeting was accidental In that John had hoped to select the oppor tunity. But he had gone to Atlantic City to find her, immediately after his return from Nevada, where, as the discoverer and subsequently as owner of the Diamond Silver mine, he had leaped into meteoric fame. He hurried after her, and Edith, seeing him, halted and faced him. “I beg your pardon, Mrs. Ferrand,” said John, ignoring the look of anger which she gave him. “I have always meant to return this purse to you. You left it behind at the Pennsyl vania terminal." “And you have carried it for these two years?” asked Edith Ferrand scornfully. He bowed. “You see, I didn't know your address. And it seems to con tain some papers,” he said. Edith took the purse and opened it. • • • * * * * Two years before Horace Mills, senior partner in the law firm of Mills and Hoppner, had called John Fer rand, one of his clerks, into his pri vate office. "Ferrand,” said the head of the firm thoughtfully, "you have been with me for five years now." "Yes, sir,” answered the clerk. "You have not shown a great apti tude for law, I think,” said Mr. Mills, smiling faintly. "Nevertheless,” he added, “I know you to be a man of sterling integrity. And I want such a man just now. Ferrand, did you ever think of getting married?” “No, sir,” John Ferrand answered. “Would you be willing to remain a bachelor for the rest of your life for —well, say for twenty thousand dol lars?” Twenty thousand dollars! Ferrand thought of the men he had known III He Stammered Out Hie Love struggling to maintain families on two thousand a year—all he could ever hope to rise to, after years of service. For Ferrand had not the money-mak ing instinct. “Yes, sir,” he said. “Come in, Miss Kent,” called the lawyer briskly, and Edith Kent stepped composedly into the room from Mr. Hoppner’s office. “Now, Ferrand, the situation is1 this,” said Mr. Mills. “Miss Kent j inherits four million dollars if she | marries within a certain period. That period expires tomorrow night. She, like yourself, is not inclined toward matrimony. If you will go through the form of marriage with her, you will receive not twenty but fifty thousand dollars. Immediately after the ceremony you will depart and never see her or me again. I know I can rely on your honor. Do you agree?” John thought of the mother whom he supported, of his little sister, des tined to the drudgery of a stenog rapher’s desk unless— “I agree,” he answered. • * • • • • • Love at first sight, at which we practical people scoff, is nevertheless, a not infrequent phenomenon. The strangeness of that agreement, a haunting memory of Miss Kent’s blue eyes, her hauteur, her superb man ners, her charm—above all that in definable and elusive thing which we suddenly see in someone of the other sex, which sets the pulses throbbing and the heart yearning—this kept John Ferrand awake all night. And when the brief ceremony in the law yer’s office was over, Ferrand realized that for the first time in his life he was in love—deeply and wildly in love with this woman, his wife, wnom he was never to claim. He choked; he could not look into her face. “I thank you, Mr. Ferrand,” she said composedly. “And now, since we shall never meet again—well, you may see me to the Pennsylvania ter minal. I am going west to visit my sister. You have been paid?” “More than paid,” he stammered. There were two hours to wait They sat down in a restaurant to dine. Ferrana never afterward knew how it happened; he was conscious only of the misery of the Impending separa tion. Like a man in a dream, or one delirious, he stammered out his love. He asked only a chance to win her some day, when he, too, had gone west and made a man of himself, demonstrated his right to win her. He ended by tearing the check to atoms and casting them on the floor. All the while Edith listened gravely. “I don't think I have the right to utter a positive refusal, Mr. Ferrand,’’ she answered. “You were foolish to destroy that check—but I honor you the more for it, and I shall not press the money on you. But I must think —I don't know.” But afterward, In the taxicab, she relented. He held her hand and poured out the words that bubbled to his lips unchecked. When they reach ed the booking office he knew that she could be conquered. If only there were time! Nevada... .riches.... then to renew his suit.... She had purchased her ticket and stood on the step of the train. Her purse "was in his hand. The train moved. He wanted to leap aboard hesitated; it moved more swiftly . . Presently he was alone on the plat form, still holding the little purse. * * * * * * * Edith opened the purse. “Suppose you look in that envelope,” she said. “They are not papers, as you seem to believe.” John Ferrand tore open the flap. Inside was neatly folded a long JJ1 » UIl T. V*vuv«< * from the released folds there fluttered —a second ticket. Ferrand stared at it dully. “Good God!” he muttered. "What a fool I have been. If I had known! Edith!” Edith was smiling now. “I am staying at the Hotel Lafay ette,” she said softly. (Copyright. 1912, by W. G. Chapman.) Old and New London. Stories come from London of the dis covery of oil in one of the business quarters at a depth of 5,000 feet, and also of the uncovering at the corner of Paternoster row and St. Paul's alley of an ancient wall. This wall was part of the rampart which inclosed the old St. Paul’s. The part uncovered, about 60 feet long, is made of chalk and rubble, and was built in the twelfth century. On the same- site pieces of a Roman amphora, Roman vases and some Samian ware have also been found. Other "finds” include a camel’s skull unearthed in High Hol born and a large quantity of pipes of the eighteenth century. Under some old stables in Bartholomew-close—one of the oldest parts of London—three Xorman arches have been found. They are close to one another, and are be lieved to have formed part of the clois ters of the priory which once stood on this site. Their excavation is likely to be a matter of considerable diffi culty, as they are built in with stones and bricks for the new buildings whicl have been laid against them. Frescoes of Orvieto. Of the frescoes in the chapel of the Madonna di S. Brizio at Orvieto, which are being restored, says the Boston Transcript, Fra Angelico did two divi sions of the vaulted ceiling. In one he represented “Christ in Glory,” sur rounded by angels, and in the other a group of prophets, seated upon clouds tier upon tier. The frescoes were exe cuted in the summer of 1447, the pain ter having negotiated the commission in order to escane from Rome during the summer heat. He undertook to return to Orvieto in the same months each year until the work was finished, but never went back after the first visit, for what reason is not known. Possibly because the death of one oi his assistants through falling from the scaffolding soon after the decoration wras begun was regarded as an evil omen. Misfortunes, at any rate, im peded progress, and it was not until fifty years later that Luca Signorell’ completed the work Angelico had be gun. Longevity and Athletics. In an editorial on “The Longevity of Athletes’’ the Interstate Medical Journal says that the harmfuluess of “athletic training” is receiving a de served amount of study now that the surgeon general of the United States navy has reported that officers noted as athletes during their cadet life were breaking down sooner than.the non-athletic. Quoting the physical di rectors of some universities to the con trary, the writer says: “Marathon or playing football and all such unnatural contest requiring training of excep tional men not needing further devel opment must be replaced by sports in which all can compete. To do this we must, of course, ignore the opinions of the men who make their living by the present system. They are all con vinced they are right; and that very condition of mind blinds them to the significance of the facts published by Doctor Stokes. Any system which doet not reduce the tuberculous conditior of men is a failure and of no account.' Where Divorce Is Easy. As to easy divorce neither Aus tralia nor America leads the way, if we admit uncivilized tribes into the competition. Among some Siberian tribes, for instance, a man need only uncover his wife’s head and walk away, and the Eskimo has only to leave his house and stop away in pre tended anger for a day or two. In Nepal a woman can divorce her husband at any time by simply plac ing a betel nut under his pillow and taking her departure. And two chop Bticks broken in the presence of a witness are sufficient to divorce a couple in Cochin China. Captain Jack Smith Declared Innocent. When the rumor was heard on the streets yesterday afternoon that no in dictment had been found against Cap tain Jack Smith, one of the most pop ular and beloved conductors that has seen service on the M. & 0. Railroad, interest ran high, and great Crowds of friends gathered in front of the court house to await the confirmation of the report, and when it was confirmed and it was learned that he would soon walk from the ^ jail a free man with the statement of the Grand Jury, who said that he was not guilty of the charge brought against him, there occurred a scene which has never been witnessed before in the history of the city of Tuscaloosa. The friends of Captain Jack, who have maintained that he was innocent as a man could be, were so overcome with joy that many broke I down and cried. A demonstra tion of frendship for Captain Jack, was given that was as beautiful as was the frendship of Damon and Phythias of old, when Damon believed so in his friend that he would sutfei death rath j er than lose faith in him, and so it was with Captain Jack’s friends. They believed him innocent, and they were glad that time had proven it, and that the world would know as they had known since he was first arrested, that he would not be a party to murd er so good a man as was Mr. McGill, or any man as for that. Rather his i ?• •. • * , i • i • • x ii. . uicjJusiLiuw ia iu uiui^ sunniiuif m«u me lives of those who he chances to meet, as the many friends who thronged around him as soon as he was a free man to show how glad they were at his complete vindication evidence. Neyer has this reporter witnessed such a feeling of frendship before as was seen at the residence of Mr. J. D. Morrow last night, as old rairoad com rades came in and threw their arms around him te express their gratifica tion at his being declared an innocent man. When seen for a statement, Captain Jack stated, that his first thought was for Mrs. McGill, who has his deepest sympathy and that he had no hard feel ings against any of them, and that he was simply an innocent man and felt all the time that a full investigation ; would show that he had no part in the killing of Mr. McGill. Captain Jack stated that he hab been overwhelmed with the friendship that had been shown him, and that while it was a | deep sorrow’ to realize that he was in jail, charged with a crime for which he was as innocent as any one could be, I | but that his sorrow was greatly lessen ed by the faith of his friends in his in nocence and for their many acts of kindness to him while in jail. lie said that he weuld have to get away early this morning to see his little children and dictated the following statement to his many friends, who he will not be able to see bsfore leaving: “I wish it was possible for me to find words adequate to even partially ex press my gratitude to the friends who have been so kind and thoughtful in the greatest sorrow of my life—friends from almost every section of the coun try; friends w’ho have labored day and night to establish my innocence. “This great trouble and humiliation has been lessened and tempered by the faithfulness of my friends. “I feel now as though it was almost worth the nrice to know the real friends I it has brought to the front. “I have never for one moment doubt ed the result of a thorough investiga tion, knowing that I would be vindica ted. “God bless you, one and all.” Captain j?ick Smith was one of the oldest conductors in service running on this line of the M. & <>., having served here since the completion about fifteen years ago, and a more popular conduct or could not be found than he as this incident has brought out. Letters were received from parties he never knew, whose wives he had shown such kind ness that they remembered him and wrote expressing their faith in his in nocence. He has a wife and six chil dren and makes his home in Montgom ery. He is a native of Mississippi, and has numerous friends thoughout that state, who will learn with great joy that he is not guilty of the charge against him —Tuscaloosa (Ala.,) Times-Gazette. IS YOUR DOG SICK? In three days Ross’s Two-in-One will cure black tongue. In Ross’ Combination Mange Remedy are both Mange Pills and Mange Fluid. It will cure mange, no matter of how j long standing- For feeble dogs noth ing better than Ross’ Condition Pills. In case of distemper, gripp, fever, etc., Ross’ Distemper Pills are safe and re liable. Get Ross’ “Dead Quick” Ver mifuge for worms in grown dogs, and Puppy Vermifuge, for the little ones. These remedies are prepared by experts ; who devote their time to the treatment of dogs, and are guaranteed to give satisfaction. Sold in Tupelo by the. St. Clair Drug Co. S6-17t i Turkey has declined to cede to the allies the city of Adrianople and the Aegean Islands and hos tilities will be resumed within four days after the peace nego tiations are declared off. Tur key has no chance of winning and the loss of life that will fol low will result from the obstina cy of the port. From the largest to the smallest job done promptly, and guaranteed. Plumbing that will last. Phone Cum-. berland 15 or Stantonville 212. L. S. Kendrick, j Horses and Mules for sale at the fair grounds. Weaver A Azwell Co. At Trenton, New Jersey, a few days since, Miss Jessie Woodrow Wilson, daughter of our Presi dent-elect, delivered an address at a public meeting of the Young Woman’s Christian Association, choosing as her subject, “The Joy of Service.” She said that “persons who live in a commun ity and do no community seivice are not making the best of life.” She urged everyone to do some thing for some one else and spoke enthusiastically of the pleasure she had derived from such work, and related several incidents il lustrative of her subject. New Blacksmith Shop We have just opened up a first-class blacksmith shop in our new building on corner of Magazine and Broadway Streets, and solicit a share of the publics patronage. KIRKPATRICK BROS. TUPELO, MISS. An expert housekeeper is known by the TEA and COFFEE she serves. Don't spoil your well cooked dinner by serv ing with it a poor grade of tea or coffee. Buy our SUPERIOR tea and coffee and know you have the best. 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