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THE COMMONWEALTH,
'published' Weekly._
ORUKNVKXJD. ; : MISSISSIPPI.
CURRENT COMMENT.
'The boy orator of the Platte" 1* a
back number exclamai Ion. Mr. Bryun
I» a grandfather.
Treasurer Roberts Insists that there
is one $10,000 bill in clrcultion.
|> and show down.
Line
If there's anything In a name,
•irlppenbcrg ought to be
Col. Igîggsky.
.ten.
Irnprove-
rnt
8lr .tervolne Clarke, of Australia,
owns Ihc largest sheep ranch in tho
world. It contains 60,000,000 head.
Ylri I fi lm Wen and Sing ('hia Chen,
If is Juki as wtdl to atntn. to n-.ert
i Hiumjx.Hiu, thaï tho HI. Lou in nowHptt
per man who loft a fortune of $711,000
*11<J not trriml oui tho pile at J»1 h dunk.
Ah (i rule, newspaper men <lo not work
(or money, hut for tho pleasure of
keeping It In « -imitation.
; tiverrmxuit HtitdentM from China, ha .
• ritcred I ho Virginia military Institute.
.Some fanciful theories get,
mnv and then lliiit's killing Take tb"
Iheory that higher ratucatlon makes
women averse to marriage. Hl.viy-llve
m'mheiH of (llilragoH teaching corps
• harigcii their mums during Die
mer vacation, and accepted new
iton unh pleasure.
.situa- !
I
Rival parti«« In Indiana
e each
other of piling tip large sums nr nn
wttl)
In- Li la lubricate flu re« peut lve
1 lousier*
ft pnlllluftl battleground
long that llio native« cannot
readily forego tb plenauro of handJIuK
the money b boo If it will ulk'l;.
Mia< iilrii <«ii <■!■ < tit
ilom hm Im'i i
for
Tho fit fit ** of fow a ha-f bought u print
ing ofîlro iiiid will oHtnbllHh a print Inf!
hou«»* on a »moll «cab mil table for
'oat'hlift! boys the art ol printing.
This will be local''»I at the Htiu* la
dUHtriul School ft
1h believed that at this uHlie ihn utate
vs ill lm able to do
printing in <-usury on stale (lorn incuts.
r [Joys a I Kid ora.
mini of
Thwo is absolutely ci
gions liberty ia Japan
shins are not
JhrWIan mls
only unhindered, but
encouraged. Only recently the
-I'colved
Amrijr'in missionary among the Jnp.i
neue young nu
MiHHlomirliti wry that
toward Christianity Im» been riispla-. d
in remit )rum
d decorated an
'III pci
l'r.'HM ■
til
fiVKh tendency
Rians for a determined and extensive
campaign Tor civic betterment
outlined hi a
<3vie iMsucInllon. National hcudiiuai
rare win be established In Philadelphia.
Amons the matters taken up wi
umd terminal improvements,
gardens, parks, children's play grounds,
suppression of sign boards, public rec
reations ami public reservations.
were
cling of the American
■ rail- I
chool
The voter who cannot Hint a presi
dential ticket to Halt bis taste this
There
Here
.rear Is mighty hard to please,
are nine licket* In Ille Held.
they
liilrlii n R i;
•c: Republican, Itoowv. It
democratic, Parker and
Davis; populist, Watson and Tibbies;
prohibitionists, Swallow and Carroll;
socialist, Debs and Hanford,
labor. Corregau and Cox; nn
"fty. Taylor and Payne; l.tneoln, Penn
and Jones: continental, Holi.pili and
King.
d
eta list
liii
Twenty young women, the elite of
laigatisport, 'ad., have started a merry
war on (tie young men of that
uRy. accusing them of Ingratitude and
parstmoii),
against w hat they declared was "rain
uteielHlIam in love-making."
'•erteil that the young men of tho city
were long on the limiter of accepting
«•litertBinment at their bands, but short
on reciprocating with the return of
Pleasures that Involved the expenditure
of money.
comm u
They united in a protest
rimy «H.
Trains in Spnin are certainly »loa.
A rule of 10 or 12 miles nn hour Is roll
idtred a good averngn of speed for
• very day traveler«.
When ttie Span
ish officials wish m show visiting for
eigner« what they really e
idish tn tho way of rapidity they offer
express train«
IK 111111
'hieti dash rapidly
acre« the landscape at an average rale
of 15 and IS miles an hour.
"ay tin'-- proves an adxantn , f
iravrler eo"» a great deal more
for his money.
in <>:
the
scenery
The annual report of the
lunacy romniteslontirs makes
English
rather
Home
fads.
laborious reading, mu contain-,
imeresiirg
disquieting
Among them are the following,
lauuar.v t, 1904, there were llT.ma
and
On
per
sons certified as Insane in England and
Wale* or ;;.23f' in
ixei'88 of tho num
ber reported on January 1, i!>o.:.
Hie ten years ended December :li, ltinj.
'tie average anniinl
In
increase in the
number of insane was 2,513, and tho
tncrofls« in u»o:i uxucedntl thiif auM-aça
by 821.
V unique feature in
'edning* oo
urruil in UrooUlyn when, Instead of
? he bride and bridegroom in a shower
of rice ami old shoes starting for their
honey moon trip,
mother and father did it for them and
the young couple were left in their
newly-wed (tad bliss in full possession
*»f the old folks' home, which is to be
* boire henceforth.
t ho bridegroom's
Instead of making
'ho bride and groom the mark for bags
**f rice and old shoes, the guests hurled
f he missiles laughingly at tho old folks
.*tx they left on their "honeymoon"
trip.
•■'inee Dr William Cnsinn accepted
Hie pastorate of the North Presbyte
rian chureb, Cleveland. 24 years ago,
lie hits performed no less than 1,500
marriage ceremonies
1,500 couples have been sepa
rated and secured divorces. Dr. Gaston
•ms remarried several of the blushing
brides and bridegrooms to other brides
■md bridegrooms. u e that as it may,
a divoree in the ranks of his 1.500
riagea is no detriment to him. and. If
•h* bride or bridegroom has a prefer
ence for tho same minister, it may be
a distinct benefit.
Doubl .less many
*f l ift
mar
I
News of the World
C. W. Jones
the Mit-on building in
Tex
v.-u shot to death in
Houston,
a
Ex-I'rr-ident Cleveland will pre
side at a meeting to be held in Car
negie Hall, Now York, October 21.
j Will Cochran, n blind man, killed
I hia wife and mother-in-law with a
I dirk, then shot hiro' -lf at Plano,
| Tex.
j
The stallion Hamburg, one o
the studs the late William (
if
j Whitney, tt iiH sold fo $70,000 to
Harry Payne Whitney.
Fresh trouble has broken out in
German Southwest Africa The
Witboia tribesmen, who had hither
to been faithful to the Germans, arc
in revolt.
Robbers dynamited the Bunk of
Freeland, Ind., and, it is reported,
secured $20,000. The safe was
blown open und looted and the en
tire side of tho bank building was
blown out.
"1 am tired of ofli'c-holding.
! do not want, uiiy more rt it," suit
York.
v. Odell in New
t ;<
I nited States sen
I (his app
liters hip
replied the governor.
to 11 m
WHS
Tin* training
p Intrepid wa
Jail î 3 « • ! h ■« 1 at t!i<
Marc
it
I I.uni navy vard October H,
Intrepid is one of the new steel
training ships provided for by an
1 1 « n g ri ■ approved March 3,
1903, and for which an appropria
tion of $370,000 each tvi
The
IK-t Of
1
Major Delmar, owned by F. K,
York, marked a
Sinath'T"
f X
t rotting record, when he cir
cled the Lexingteo trail: in .'.01
3-4, clipping
I :« '
half second off tiro
record made bv <'re
us ut ( 'ohirn
bus. Major Delmar
shields or other
o wind
ed contrivances.
used
HP
The Russian police
that tlic whole series of terrorist
crimes, beginning with the assassi
nation of Minister
'traction Bogoliopoff bv IVter Kar
povich, on February 2, 1901, and
including finally the numb r of M.
Pleine last.
ft IV
convince
if Public In
summer, arc f
to a common inspiration.
A race equality controver-y.
which the name of Booker T. \\'a-h
I
in
ington whs mentioned, caused a ne
gro to kill a white man at Dallas,
and the tragedy nearly cost the ne
gro his life at the hands of a mob.
man who was slain was
Riddle, a barkeeper, and his slayer
is F. F. Manning, a porter.
Viscount llayushi, the Japanese
minister to Great Britain, in an in
rview, denies that the Japanese
sscs around Port. Arthur have been
heavy, and says there i- good reason
to think that tho remainder of the
Russian fleet will soon
sortie. The end of Port Arthur,
he declared, will then be near.
Th
A.
make a
Five men were drowned in Pen
sât»!« Bay by the
sail boat in which they were return
ing from Pensât
upsizing of a
la to
the
navy
yard, after a night spent in the city.
The boat contained nine men, tight
of whom
of til
rescued Ivy a crew from that, vessel.
sro members of the crew
gunboat \ ixen. Four wore
James Rumsey, aged 22, was ar
rested at S« Julia, Mo., ebarged with
robbing passengers on a Pullman
He chloroformed the dozen
car.
passengers in the car, robbed them
of their money and jewelry
and
when the train readied Franklin
Junction he jumped from a
window and escaped with his booty.
He was arrested while attempting to
pawn some of the stolen goods.
car
A mob of angry quarryinen at
Marble t'liff', (>., chased a negro,
who attempted to a -atilt Mrs.
Charles Fisher, wife of the time
keeper of the quarries. The negro
entered the Fisher yard and asked
for a drink. When Mrs. Fisher
went for tin' cup the negro entered
the kitchen, and, finding her alone,
grabbed her and tried to throw Iter
to the tloor, tearing her clothing.
In a head-end collision between
the Sunset, limited and the New
Orleans express near China, Tex.,
five persons were seriously injured.
Col. W. II. Krouiss of Columbus,
an «-Federal soldier, was elected
an honorary associate member of
the IT. D. C. in recognition of the
fact that ho had looked after the
graves of Confederate soldiers bur
ied at Camp Chase, Ohio, and
ed marking stones, designating the
graves, to be placed.
The United Daughters of the
« ate
Confederacy at St. Louis elected of
ficers a« follows:
Honorary presi
dent general, Mrs. Jefferson Davis;
president, Mrs. A. T. .Smith,
Charleston, S. C.; recording
tar)-, Mrs. John P. Hickman, Nash
ville, Teun. ; corresponding secreta
ry, Mrs. Virginia F. McSperry,
Martinsburg, W. Va. San Francis
co was chosen is the place of meet
ing for the ueit convention.
iscenv
The German Village hotel near
the world's fair burned.
United States brig
«'as launched at Portsmouth.
in
The
Boxer
Afsn.-oiriation- of the Greeks by
the- Bui garians are rejiorted daily.
a
rin October 12 it was reported
a great battle was raging near
that
Mukden.
Jlldr
Beat h
October 15.
Parker addressed the Avon
if
democratic club at Esopu
Ex-Gov. W.
Murray Crane wan
appointed I niti il Slates -ma tor to
mu . c, R Geo. F. Hoar of Mu--arhu
-C(ts.
The imported stallion Meddler of
the stud of the late William C.
Whitney was sold to Matthew Cor
bett f '
1 , 000 .
Ki npuikiit ) sued an order that
reinforcements arc
the tunc has
and
arriving
some to advance and
pel tin Japs to do Russia's will.
'Oil
In a pistol duel near Houston
. Herman Ottmun w
as killed
and ! •:'* lather of Henry Schilling,
n the duelists, also
•In
unie In tw
At I.i-xington, Jvy., in a signed
'■dement, Judge James 11. A1 nili
•clarcx bis belief in his wife's
gn n
■ , and declares that never
î 11 ma e
nient has he considered her
for a m
with the attempted poisoning of tho
Mulligan family.
The
J the extra
freight
crew
train which collided with the Mis
souri Pacific world's fair train at
Warrensburg, Mo.
death of twenty-nine
1 1 "Id responsible for il
the coroner's jury.
resulting in tli
persons,
is
'I ho Barcelona, Spain, police have
arrested three anarchist.- at Villa
Nueva Ygoltru. It is alleged that
they luiM- route-rod f.„ plotting, in
April lost, the
King Alfonso, u
mi in the curly part of that month.
■ f
assassinat iou
ho was in Barcclo
Ck B. Sc haff. E. A. Ant rev and
I
. I). Bosley, directors and slock
holders in the National bank
lloldcnviilc, suspended Inst June,
were arrested charged with obtain
ing money under false
and disposing of mortgag
Of
pretensos
proper
,i
tv.
F < k Zeigler and L. A. Ilayncs,
brakemen on the freight train which
crashed int
train near Warrensburg, Mo.,
arrested on warrants charging them
with stealing $37 from the body of
a fellow brakoman named Seidel,
who was killed.
I if teen deaths within eight days
in tlie neighborhood known ns Strik
er' Farm, on the west side,
York, have started an investigation
ittieere.
says that the
deaths were caused by impure liq
uor.
a Missouri Pacific
were
New
by the police and coroners
Coroner Schuler
1 lie signing of tho Franco-Span*
ish agreements marks an important
step toward the realization of the
French ambition of a West African
empire, stretching from the French
Soudan to tlic Mediterranean and
Atlantic. This will embrace
enormous tract of territory, giving
Franco the largest area in Africa.
nn
Six employes of the Grand Trunk
railroad were suffocated by coal
in the St. Clair tunnel, which runs
gas
under the St. Clair river from Port
Huron to Sarnia, Out, A
train broke in two while
coal
passing
through the tunnel and three of the
train crew were suffocated
while
part of the train lay stalled in the
tunnel.
A bill has been prepared for sub
mission to congress increasing the
duty upon rice from $1.20 to $2
per kilogram. If the bill is passed
it is expected that the result will
be to give entrance to Cuba of
Louisiana rice at the higher duty,
which multiplied by reciprocity,
will put a chock upon the present
control by Germans of Cuba's rice
purchases.
At Columbus, O.. fire burned out
the two upper floors of the
story building, occupied by the Co
lumbus Dry Goods Company, en
tailing an aggregate loss estimated
at $200,000.
Miss Bessie Wilson of Clarksburg,
B • Va., niece of the late William
L. Wilson, former postmaster gcu
cral and afterward president of
Washington and I.ee University,
was drowned while bathing at Vir
ginia Beach.
S. M. McFarland, vice president
of the National Bank at IJolden
ville, T. T„ was arrested and placed
under $50,000 bond on a charge of
misappropriation of funds of the
bank. Ho lias failed to make the
bond and may go to jail. The Na
tional Bank at Holdenvillc suspend
ed last June. C. E. Billingsley was
president of the bank and held a
similar position in the Capitol Na
tional Bank of Guthrie, which also
failed.
fivc
King George of Satonv is critic
ally ill.
The Pullman company declared
its usual quarterly dividend of $2 a
share.
Hooker Washington was left
$100,000 by James Callahan of Dt-s
Moines.
'1 he total world's fair attendance
including October 8 had been 13,
376,456.
In a light at Calva, Miss., between
a man and woman neighbor, the
inun was killed.
Tho next session of the Episco
palian convention will be held in
Richmond, Va.
The interstate
\
wo
commerce commis
sion is probing the secrets of tho
private car trust.
A movement has begun looking
to abolishing China's opium treaty
with Great Britain.
1 acoma contractors have refused
io carry mails for the far east dur
ing the Russo-Japanese
i lie .laps are falling hack to po
rtions at Liao Yang as though de
siring decisive action there.
war.
'Hie net earnings of tho depart
f admissions of the world's
ment
fair to date has been $4,000,000.
Morrell L. Joslyn, who was assist
nut errtary of the interior under
Fn -Mont Arthur, is dead at Wood
stock, 111.
A
•it' attacked Mrs. Cooper at
Did, and had to be
ehokrd to death before it would
turn loose her arm.
The letter
Evansville,
f acceptance of Thos.
E. Watson, the people's party
lidate for
can
president, contains 15,
- ■: principally devot
ed to a denunciation of the demo
cratic party.
OOn word- and is
Robert J. Wynne, acting post
general, has been appointed
to succeed
master
Postmaster
General
It is understood
the appointment will hold until af
ter tho November election.
'uvnc.
The house of deputies of the Epis
copal general conference
rejected
the proposed amendment to the di
anon which sought to
emarriage of divorce per
"" by clergymen ol the denomina
tion.
After tlic farewell review of (he
T>altio fleet at Reval by Emperor
Nicholas the squadron sailed' for
Liban, from whence it is declared
it will within a few days weigh an
chor for a long voyage to the Pa
cific.
i'o roc
vent the
p re
Boston won tho American league
1904 pennant.
The final standing
with the percentage of each club
was as follows:
Boston .617, New
, Cleveland
York .609, Chicago .5
.569, Philadelphia .536, St. Louis
.117. Detroit .103, Washington .252.
After
running for seven hours,
sometimes at a speed of 60 to 90
miles an hour, faster than
many ex
press trains, George Heath,
American, driving a ninety-horse
power vehicle of foreign make and
representing the Automobile Club
of France, finished first in the 300
mile automobile race for the W. K.
Vanderbilt, Jr., cup.
an
Twenty-nine persons were killed
and sixty injured by a collision of
two Missouri Pacific trains three
miles east of Warrensburg, Mo., Oc
tober 10. The trains were the sec
ond section of passenger train No.
30, which left Wichita, Ivan., foi
$t. Ixiuis, and an extra freight
train. Tho engineer of the freight
is said to have forgotten his orders.
The piain armies of Russia and
Japan in Manchuria, continue to be
engaged in a desperate struggle for
supremacy south of Mukden. On
Loth sides there have been such
losses in killed and wounded as mark
tho contest one of the bloodiest bat
tles in history. Already the losses
at Liao Yang have been approxi
mated, and that of the Russians is
estimated at ! 5,000.
Matthew R. W. Ransom, form
erly United States senator from
North Carolina, and once Ameri
can minister to Mexico, died sud
denly at his residence in Garys
burg on his 87th birthday.
The Russians are effectively us
ing hand grenades filled with a high
explosive. The execution of these
grenades when accurately thrown is
deadly, the officers say, and their
use probably accounts for the clos«!
ness of the fighting.
At Lexington, Ky., ordinary laws
were enforced Sunday, but the po
lice made no attempt to enforce the
blue laws. Milk and ice wagon
drivers and bakers were allowed to
run as usual.
Prince Hiikoff, minister of rail
roads. Inis arrived at St. Petersburg
after spending three months in per
sonally superintending the construc
tion of the Circum-Baikal railroad.
Ho says the whole Siberian line is
working perfectly.
Chester Perry, known to tho pro
fession as Startlow, a professional
high diver, is seriously, if not fa
tally, wounded as the result of a
High dive from a bridge at Waco.
Tax«.
f
Mississippi State News
Cotton Picking Well Advanced.
The weather bureau's review of
crop conditions in Mississippi, is
sued last week, says:
The mean temperature for the week
was from 4 to 6 degrees above nor
mal. Fair weather with much sun
shine prevailed, except that there
were light scattered showers over the
northern counties.
Conditions have been very favorab
ble for cotton picking, which Is gen
erally progressing rapidly, although
scarcity of labor is reported from
many localities, Cotton on hill lauds
Is nearly all open and picking is well
advanced, especially over the eastern
and southern portions of the State,
where from one-half to three-fourths
of the crop has been gathered. On low
lands bolls continue to open fast, some
prematurely, and picking is being
rushed. There has been little change
in the yield outlook, the crop in some
sections beiug better than last year
while In others it is not quite so
good.
The pea crop is generally good, ex
cept in the southwestern counties,
where it is only fair. Sugar cane is
maturing nicely and sweet potatoes
continue to yield well. A good crop
of corn Is being housed. Turnips,
gardens and pastures are suffering for
rain and stock water is becoming
very scarce.
Delta Experiment Station.
Several counties in the delta will
submit llattering propositions to the
board of trustees of the Mississippi
Agricultural and Mechanical
lege, when that body meets to select
a site for the new branch agricul
tural experiment station authorized
for that section of the State.
The board will probably convene
during the latter part of November,
at which time a committee will be
appointed to receive propositions,
visit the sites offered and make a re
port on same to another meeting of
the board, which is likely to be set
for some time in January.
f t is learned that Yazoo, Sunflow
er, Bolivar and Washington comi
ties are very anxious to secure the
experiment station, realizing its im
portance as a factor in the develop
ment of an agricultural country,
and the value ef experiments with
various soils, and the planters will
arrange some very flattering offers,
notwithstanding the fact that delta
lands are now commanding fancy
prices.
The law providing for the estab
lishment of the delta station requires
that the donation shall not be less
than 200 acres, and a tract of this
size in the delta is worth a snug lit
tle sum when lands are selling* at
$100 per acre. The
plates the donation of wild lands,
however, which can be obtained for
a much smaller sum.
The legislature made an appro
priation of only $3,000 for the sup
port of the delta station during the
year 1905, which is wholly inade
quate in view of the large amount of
work necessary to get a new farm in
shape, but it is likely that the coun
ties will also make liberal cash do
nations with their offers, which will
aid materially in getting the work
under way.
at
be
Uo
law contem
Horticultural Association.
A meeting of the horticulturists of
tho State has been called for Friday,
December 16th, for the purpose of
organizing a State Horticultural As
sociation. The mcetipg will be held
in Jackson during tho Cotton and
Corn Carnival, and it is hop«] that
«very person who is interested in
fruit and berry culture will be on
hand. Rowland Merrill, the famous
association organizer of a 10.000
acre plantation in Texas, has been
invited to be present and to assist
In the work of organization.
Jones County Will Be There.
The management of the Cotton
and Corn Carnival, to bo held in
Jackson in December, has received
a letter from the Board of Trade of
Laurel, stating that Jones county is
coming to the carnival in great
force, and that she will make
great exhibit, of her resources. They
ask for an entire room of space, and
will no doubt get it.
October Convicts.
Over thirty new convicts have
been received at the penitentiary
during the present month, and ttie
total number for October will doubt
less be in excess of fifty.
8olvent Credit Claims.
Deputy State Revenue Agent
Percy Clifton has returned from
Leake county, where he spent several
weeks examining the records of that
county, and as a result of his work
property owners in the county have
been assessed with delinquent solvent
credits, the taxes on which amount
to over $50,000. The sum will bo
considerably reduced after the re
vision by the board of supervisors.
The assessments range in amount
from $25 to $2,000.
Blackleg Killing State Stock.
The disease known as blackleg
has appeared among the live stock
on the Rankin convict farm. Eight
head of valuable cattle have died
from the disease within the past few
days, and the board of control has
employed Dr. J. E. Kane, a veteri
nary surgeon, to go to the farm and
take charge of the animals and
ploy methods to prevent the spread
of the disease. The type appears
to he of unusual virulence.
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of
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of
em
Municipal Improvements.
Civil engneers und contractors are
finding an abundance of work iE
Mississippi just now on account ol
the activity among the municipali
ties in establishing waterworks sys
tems. A Jackson iinn, Messrs. Wil
cox Bros., within the past week have
arranged for the constructon of wa
terworks systems at Tupelo and
Newton, which will cost in the ag
gregate about $10,000. On the 2d of
November the town of Aberdeen will
place on the market a $70,000 issue
of bouds to be used in building a
waterworks plant, and sewerage sys
tem. Lumberton has just sold to a
Chicago syndicate a $20,000 issue of
bonds to be used iu establishing a
waterworks plant. At a special elec
tion held in the town of Collins a
few days since, the eitisecs voted
by an overwhelming majority t»
float a $14,000 bond issue for water
works purposes. Oxford is to make
an extension of her sewerage sys
tem and has voted a $5,000 bond is
sue therefor.
Hospital at Biloxi.
The King's Daughters, of Biloxi,
have plans on foot to build in that
town a hospital. The legislature
has authorized the county super
visors lo make appropriations to help
sustain these King's Daughters' hos
pitals. It is expected that the hos
pital will be completed by Christ
mas.
After Many Year*.
Falkner is excited over the arrest
of Will Rutherford, who killed Allen
Luke about twelve years ago. f_
the killing Rutherford has managed
to escape the authorities,
located on a small farm last week by
d. T. Conner and J. D. Mathis.
They succeeded in taking him, and
now, after twelve years of hiding,
Rutherford is in jail at Falkner.
Building Burned While Men Disputed.
i he Aberdeen fire department is
complaining that the teams belong
ing to the fire steamers are used by
(lie street working department. Re
cently, a fire started while the team
was drawing a plow. The building
was de-trovi d while the heads of the
two departments argued as to' which
had the prior right to the horses.
Good Cotton Picking.
Some ol the State's convicts
doing some unusually good cotton
picking just at this "season of the
year on the penitentiary's planta
tions in the delta. One negro
vict picked during six days last
week 3,140 pounds, and in one day
gathered over G00 pounds.
Since
He was
arc
con
Passing of the "Doodle Bug."
Ripley is congratulating itself on
the fact that a real broad gauge rail
road will soon bo at its doors. In
the past Ripley could boast of hav
ing the prettiest little toy railroad
m Die country. The town folk
called it "The Doodle Bug."
Pythian Temple at Friar's Point.
Knights of Pythias of Friars
Point arc building a new temple.
I he building is to bo a handsome
one, and will cost $15,000. Work
has been delayed lately because it
sail! that some of the brick fur
nished did not come up to the de
mands of the architect.
< - ow Had Hydrophobia.
A cow developed hydrophobia in
Centerville last week. The animal
raced up the street, bellowing wildly,
She finally charged against the side
wall of a brick store with such force
that her neck was broken.
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Work of the King's Daughters.
1 ho King s Daughters have
erected a hospital at Clarksdale, and
work is being done on another in
Greenville. The hospital in tho
latter town will cost $15,000.
Wills
Boys Brought Their Guns.
Circus days are fine days for tire
exchequer of Greenville.
There wis
circus m that town one day last
week. The day after, the mayor
collected $500 from ten pistol
toter«, who had been arrested for
carrying the weapon.
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New Corporations.
governor has approved the
charter of the Bank of Isola, domi
ciled at Isola, Washington county,
with a capital stock of $10,000.
New Courthou.es and Jails.
Marion county will hold a special
election on the first Monday in No
i ember to pass an the queston of is
suing $50,000 in bonds for a new
courthouse. Leflore county has
adopted plans and specifications foi
new $68,000 contract, and Perry
comity has awarded a contract foi
new- $45,000 structure. Amite
comity will have a new jail bnildino
costing $13,000. And thus the era
of county improvement continues
throughout the Commonwealth.
The
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Holding Back Cotton.
The movement among the farmen
of Mississippi to hold back their cot
ton until they can get 10 cents pei
pound or better has become so sea
oral that the merchants at many in
terior points are complaining of th«
dullness of trade caused by this
tion. The farmers, they assert, art
not spending money with the free
dom usual at this season of the year
<wd, as a result, their sal« show
sharp decline.
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ailments. Get at the
cause ano
cure the kidneys.
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sands.

Capt, S. D. Hun
ter, of Engine No
14, Pittsburg
Pa., Fire Depart
ment, and resia
log at 2729 Wylie
Ave., say's:
" It was three
years ago that I used Doan's Kid ne >
Pills for an attack of kidney trouble
that was mostly backache, and thej
fixed me up fine. There is no mistake
about that, and if I should ever be
troubled again, I would get them first
thing, as I know what they are."
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WJ
Sad Confession of a Sweet Bride.
''Darling, I have a confession to
make."
Young Wimbledon and h!s wife had
just returned from their lioneymoot
As they stood In their beautiful little
apartment, with Its spie-aad-span ap
pearance, Wimbledon, seated in a com
fortable armchair with a good cigar
was expressing by every gesture hit
perfect satisfaction with everything in
general.
Mrs. Wimbledon as she spoke, cam«
over and took her husband's band ta
hers.
'You won't mind, wtlt you
dear," she continued, "if I tell you
something I think you ought to know?
The fact Is, I am not what you think
I am.'
Wimbledon started.
"Not what I think you are?" he
Impossible. Ab if I didn'l
know that you are the dearest and
sweetest girl in all the world."
Wimbledon half-closed his eyes ami
watched the curling smoke.
"Do you know, my dear," he said,
"the best Ring about you is your do
mesticity. You are just a simple,
sweet little woman who doesn't know
It all."
Mrs. Wimbledon timidly held hit
hand.
r«*
peated.
"My dear," she said, "that is what
my confession is about, tn our long
courtship I have carefully avoided an#
of those subjects that might have been
calculated to excite your suspicion
But now I might as well tell you that
I am really an educated woman. I
can speak three languages, am satu
rated with German opera, know Her
bert Spencer by heart, have made a
thorough study of socialism, trans
cendentalism, the higher philosophy
education and biology."
The stricken man beside here buried
his face in his hands.
"Oh, why," he cried. Mid you not
tell me this before?"
And his trembling wife replied:
"Alas, dearest! I did not dare. 1
knew if I did that you would never
marry me."—Life.
All Fixed But the Baby.
Mr. De Style—Well, are all your
arrangements for a summer at the
fashionable resort completed?
Mrs. De Style—Nearly, but I'm in
such a quandary, 1 have arranged to
send our Bouse plants to a florist, our
cat to a cat home, our dog to a canine
boarding house, so that all will be
well cared for until tall; but what
in the world shall I do with the
baby?"
Her Pertinent Guery.
"Of course," she said, "1 realize that
you have every confidence in mo, as
you say, but 1 must admit that it
would be a great satisfaction to me il
you would tell ms why—"
"Yes?" he said anxiously, a« she
paused.
"—If you would tell me,
she re
peated, "wb.v it is that you deem it
niveessary to put your love letter«
through a copying press."
Then he instantly recalled that she
had once been a stenographer in a
business house and was "on to" hlr
little procaul ionary measure, so tc
speak.—New York Press,
SAFEST FOOD
In Any Time of Trouble Is Grape-Nut*
Food to rebuild the strength and
that is pre digested must be selected
when one is convalescent
time there is nothing so valuable as
Grape-Nuts lor the reason that this
food is all nourishment and is also all
digestible nourishment,
who used it. says:
"Some time ago I vas very ill with
typhoid fever, so ill everyone thought
I would die, even myseif. It left me
so weak I could not properly digest
food of any kind and Ï also had much
bowel trouble which left me a weak,
helpless wreck.
"I needed nourishment as badly a*
anyone could, but none of the tonics
helped me until X finally tried Grape
Nuts food morning and evening. This
not only supplied food that I thought
delicious as could be but it also mad«
me perfectly well and strong again
X can do all my housework, sleep welt,
can eat anything without any trace of
bowel trouble and for Jhat
alone Grape-Nuts food is worth
weight in gold.
At th)-'
A woman
•■V
r«/;.-x
it*
Name given by
Postum Co. f Battle Creek, Mich.
Typhoid fever like some other dis
eases attacks the bowels and frequent
ly sets up bleeding and makes them
for months incapable of digesting Ute
starches and therefore pre digested
Grape-Nuts Is invatnable for the well
known reason that in Grape-Nuts alt
the starches have been transforme«!
Into grape sugar. This means that the
first stage of digestion has beqn me
chanically accomplished in Grape-Nots
food at the factories and therefore
anyone, no matter how weak the stom
ach, can handle It and grow strong,
for all the nourishment Is still there.
There's a sound reason and 10 day*
•rial proves.

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