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PUBLISHED WEEKLY. GREENWOOD : MISSISSIPPI Sky pilots will soon be in demand for the airships. Count Zeppelin's flights amount al most to migrations. a or is a a Evidently the people of Barcelona are satisfied with what their ances tors did to the Moors. When an aeroplane breaks down, where are you? J3ut when a submar ine i^oes wrong, there you are! Despite that not-forgotten wave of ♦ orridity earlier in the season, no one is tempted to deny that the weather man is still a man of ideals. Both Germany and England will be represented by battleships at the Hudson-Fulton celebration, but there will be no test of naval strength be tween them. Now a Parisian scientist claims to bave discovered the germ of old age, and asserts that the ravages of time can he stopped by this germ's ex tinction How the liberty-loving Briton will lako to the proposed compulsory mili tary service law remains to be seen. Evidently the recent war scare has not had the desired effect of whole sale enlistments. When the doctors tell you that the dunces of long life are greatly im proved by the removal of the large in testine, you should remember that it is with the proviso that you survive the operation. Traveling at a terrific rate of speed on the wrong side of the street, an other chauffeur has killed a woman and fled with all speed from his dead victim. ment of the law. Now lot us have an enforce A force of cavalry has been en gaged for some time in fighting a for est fire in Yosemite valley which orig inated from a camp fire that was neg , looted by careless fishermen. Heavy damage was done by the fire in the gorge between Glacier Point cliffs, Panoramie cliff, and Half Dome. If the truth could be established in the cases of forest tires in all parts of the country, carelessness would figure conspicuously as the primary cause. A ship sailing from New York the other day carried $8,000,000 in gold to Buenos Ayres, Argentina. That makes a large addition to the sums sent previously, and the money is put to good use. Argentina is paying ma turing obligations and expanding com mercially, and much if not most of the gold sent from the United States will return directly or indirectly in the shape of investments that will be profitable all round. The new liberal government Persia is getting very busy with prep* arations for a general election, creat ing a police organization modeled after European systems and arranging »o give the constitutional method a big boost. It lqpks as though the progressive Persians and their neigh bors the Young Turks are engaged in a Marathon race to see which can bring about the most constitutional ism within a given time. in Incidentally it may be remarked that the Monroe doctrine is working pretty well even though quietly. Does any one doubt, that in the earlier days, before the United States bad proclaimed the doctrine and had shown she meant it, a disturbed con dition in South America, like that now existing, would have proved a strong temptation to some foreign powers to step in and get a nice slice of terri tory? The American Society for the Pre vention of Cruelty to Animals is op posing in New York the annual sale of chameleons for ornaments, on the ground that most of the purchasers are Ignorant as to the needs of the little creatures, and quickly cause death by starvation. Chameleons have been sold in many cities by street venders, but admirers of the pretty creatures have in most instances been able to keep them alive only a short time, even with the greatest of care. William Muldoon, the professional athlete and trainer, declares that col lege athletics are all wrong, and that it is a wonder more young college men do not succumb to the strain. He says this strain is as bad for the mind as it is for the heart, as it with draws vitality from the brain to other parts of the body—that athletics should be second, not first, in a col lege course. This sounds sensible—■ so sensible that It Is somewhat odd that it is a professional athlete, not the college professors themselves, who is championing the superior claims of intellect over football and rowing teams. A man from the west went lately to New York and tried to sell a gold brick there. He failed, for the simple reason that it was a real gold brick, actually worth all the money he asked for it. Had it been the traditional kind, he could have disposed of it at a premium, and the moral thereof is too self-evident for formal state ment. Forgiving fathers and mothers are much in demand among the runaway brides and bridegrooms whom Cupid has convinced they cannot wait. ■ A suit for divorce has been brought In New Jersey because ih a married life of four years one of the parties has never talked. It is needless, per haps. to add that the party suing is the wife. No husband would ever try to escape from such a dumestie silence paradise. While Turkey and Persia are fight ing for constitutional government, Russia Is about to start sanitary re forms to kill off tbe epidemic of chol era. Civilisation and orientalism seem to be reversing places. > N Weekly Budget of State Newt Items Gathered by Our Special Correspondent at Jackson. Jackson Cotton Rate Plan Endorsed. Chairman F. M. Lee of the railroad commission was in Jackson Thursday. Mr. I.ee is actively engaged in looking after physical conditions of railroad property in his district, and has visited a number of towns since the last meet ing of the commission, having seen little or nothing that was in serious need of correction or improvement, nor heard any really serious complaints. Mr. Lee is continually in receipt of letters from business men, in which his proposed scheme of cottoa rate reduction is dis cussed, and among these are letters en dorsing his stand and expressing the hope that his flat rate reduction will be brought about without serious friction. One such letter was received today from a business man of liazlehurst, in which the writer says: 'T have long thought this ought to be done, and I think the people are with you in this matter. As an example of the great injustice done the people of the interior towns, the rate on flat cotton from Natchez to New Orleans is 95 cents a bale, while from Hazlehurst to New Orleans, with distance' about the same, the same rate is $2 per bale. "I understand- that the rate from Memphis to New Orleans, which is 400 miles, over the Illinois Central, is not 75 cents a bale, while from Hazlehurst, which is only 150 miles, it is $2." All Ready for Taft. The general committee having in charge the arrangements for the recep tion of President Taft on the first day of November, and the events of that day generally, have adopted a tentative or outline report as submitted at a meet ing held to hear from the special com mittee appointed recently. There may be some changes or modifications in the meanwhile, bat in a general way the procedure will be along the lines sug gested by the sub-committee. The first feature of public interest will be a presentation by the escort com mittee which will accompany the presi dent from New Orleans to Jackson, to the general reception committee, which will be in the hotel rotunda, where a reception will be held for an hour. At 10 o'clock a.m. there will be a parade, including a military escort, through the principal streets to the Grounds, where a grand stand will be erected and where the chief magistrate will have a few words to say to the public generally. At the conclusion of this formal address, Mr. Taft will be escorted to a grove a short distance away, where arrangements will be made for an address especially to the negroes, who will assemble there. The members of the Mississippi Club will take the president in tow for a short while, and he will be taken to their club rooms, where he will be given the glad hand in an informal way. From the Mississippi Club he will be taken to the executive mansion, where the party will be entertained by Gov ernor Noel at luncheon, to be followed up by a visit-to several of the State institutions in the suburbs and winding up with a public reception to be held at the State capitol. State Fair » » Powers Names Substitute. State Superintendent of Education Powers returned from a trip of several days' duration, and regretted that he could not join the Sisson agricultural instruction party, which started out at Pontotoc. The best thing that he could do was to arrange with Superintendent T. A. Early, of Yalobusha county public schools, to represent the State depart ment of education generally, and he is satisfied that Prof. Early is the right man to accompany the government spe cialists on their two weeks' trip through the Fourth Congressional District. The attendance has been good so far, and will improve as the party moves from county to county. Physical Instructor Leaves. After several months at Jackson as physical instructor of the enthusiastic corps of juniors of the Young Men's Christian Association, Prof. T. E. Chai sell left for Savannah, carrying^ with him. the good wishes of all with whom he has come in contact. Under the di rection of the Ladies' Auxiliary to the Y. M. C. A. a farewell reception and entertainment, in which vocal and instru mental music was interspersed, was ten dered Prof. Chaisell. Railroad Files Mortgage. One of the largest deeds ever recorded in the Lincoln county courthouse was filed at Brookhaven. The deed was for $10,000,000—a mortgage deed from the Mississippi Central Railroad Company to the Standard Trust Company of New Y'ork. This amount covered the entire holdings of the Mississippi Central rail road from Hattiesburg to Natchez, Miss. —roadbed, rolling stock, etc. Instructing Masons. Grand Lecturer Allen M. Hicks of the Masonic order in Mississippi is holding a very busy school of instruction Jackson, with a large attendance of members of the order from the five counties comprising the Eighth Con gressional ' District. Some thirty-odd lodges are represented in the school, and both the grand lecturer and the dis trict lecturers are kept busy in their communications of the secret and un written work to the rank and file of the order. at Census Man Expects Trouble.' Capt. J. B. Yellowly of Ridgeland, ap pointed census supervisor for the Eighth District, was in Jackson in conference' with L. B. Moseley and others about the j Federal building. Capt. Yellowly states I that his troubles and perplexiries have I just begun, and he has no idea that ; there will be any cessation until after b is final report as district supervisor is to the director of the There will be a limited number of enu meratprs employed, vet the applications, even this far in advance, indicate that the rueh will be heavy later on. f Road Improvement a Hope. If the Legislature of Mississippi at its 1910 session can so gauge its resources and apply the available revenue as to set aside a specified sum to be devoted road building and improvement, that I same legislature will go down into his tory as one of the most practical and 1 beneficent chosen for years—since the I The fact that there will j to day« of 1890. be much demanded of the Legislature is well known, and unless the economists who are heart and soul after good roads | get in their work effectively and early in the game, there are grave doubts as to I the prospects for success. It is held that I if the Legislature would appropriate a 1 sum of money from the general revenues, | which come from the counties, after all, sufficient to duplicate such as might be I set aside by the boards of supervisors, I for the purpose of meeting the cost of I building a stretch cf model road in each I county, the effort and the money would I be well spent. I Watch Railroad Develop. The people of Jackson and vicinity are watching the gradual development of the New Orleans Great Northern railroad with considerable interest, as it is real ized that this line is destined to become a very important feeder and afford a dual direct line with the city of New Orleans. The company is spending money and devoting a splendid managerial energy to the work of solidifying and strength ening its tracks and improving its facili ties and equipment in order that they may better cater to and handle the bus iness that naturally comes to them, and having had ideal weather conditions for the carrying on of ^his work, they have made the best of it. In a few days the postal authorities will put on the through mail service provided for, and faster time will ' be made between Monticello and Nogan, and a fine fall and winter busi ness is anticipated. During the\iext session of the Legisla ture it is very probable that a bill will be introduced having for its purpose the exemption of Farmers' Union ware* houses and warehouse companies from liability to assessment for taxes, and it is sure to receive a considerable degree of attention. in to a At be of be be the a to May Exempt Warehouses. These warehouses are supported main* ly by the original handlers of the prin cipal staple, the men who produce it, a considerable reduction in revenue. It is the purpose of the agricultural publi* cations in the State to discuss this qUes* tjon and keep it prominent before the public constantly until tlie time for action comes. of a Double Compensation Up. That Jones county officials are experi encing the difficulties and complexities that beset the administrators of public affairs in a dual district county is evi denced by a communication from the board of supervisors of that county to the attorney general's office. The in quiry is, in substance, whether the board of supervisors in counties having two judicial districts are entitled to receive compensation for the two districts, as is the case with sheriffs and court clerks and other officers. Answering this, the attorney general holds that as the act of 1906, which created the double district in Jones epunty, is silent as to the ques tion submitted, it must be settled ac cording to the provisions of section 2206 of the Mississippi code of 1906. Family Has Hook Worm. Dr. E. C. Coleman, president of the Mississippi Board of Health, has re turned from a visit to the Whitmire family, who live near McCool, three mem bers of whom have recently died from I what was reported as a mysterious dis- I called by some tropical fever. He | ease, reported the patients suffering from hook worm disease, and were getting I along nieely under treatment for that | ailment. ;! I Buys Stock for State Farm. Trustee Charles C. Smith, of the peni tentiary board, has returned from St. Louis, where lie purchased twenty fine brood mares for the Rankin State farm, which have already reached there, ani mais which were obtained at rates that are deemed reasonable, and with which . the nucleus of what is hoped will be a successful mule raising brood will be ob tained. Spanish War Vets Organize. It was a small but earnest body of men who assembled at the courthouse for the opening formalities incident to the first reunion of the Mississippi de partment of Spanish-American war vet erans, a department that has just been organized. M., J. & K. C. Sold. The Mobile, Jackson and Kansas City railroad was sold under foreclosure at Decatur, Newton county, the purchase price being three million two hundred, thousand dollars, and Neil A. Weathers the bidder. It is understood that the road was bought in by the bondholders, and that it is the intention of the new owners to change the name of the road to the New Orleans, Mobile and Chicago Railroad Company, charter for which was recorded here several months ago. Henry Off for Springs. Insurance Commissioner T. M. Henry has gone to Colorado Springs, where he will attend the annual convention of in surance commissioners of the United States. Commissioner Henry anticipates a busy session altogether, and the moat important matter pending, to his mind,| is tbe subject of stock selling by life in surance companies, and an effort is to be made to adopt measures whereby this Y feature will be put on a better basis. Commissioner Henry expects to be ab sent ten days or a fortnight. 1,200 PERISH IN MtOPEBTlf LÖSS WILL BSAOB $30,000,000. Victims Caught Lika Bata in a Trap. River Rushed Through the Town Like a Niagara. Its on A of Monterey, Mexico.—Twelve hundred persons drowned, 15,000 homeless, and property damage to the extent of $20, 000,000 is the result of a flood which * truck this cit Y between 1 and 2 o clock Saturday morning, ^ or 72 h° urt * it has rained in this see t| on of the country, and the Santa Lata* r * na river rose to a height net er before reached in the history of the city. The scene is one of utmost horror, four whole city blocks on the south side hav The water M * n 8 completely disappeared. reached the electric light plant and the -° m plete darkness which reigned added t° terror of the scene. t-s of the drowning people could be heard and the onlookers were powerless to aid. When daylight came the scene All through the flooded indescribable. district groups of from 10 to 80 people could be seen huddled on the top of two story buildings entirely surrounded by a tumulting, seething mass of water, One by one these houses disappeared with their human freight. Nothing could live in the wild current of the Santa Catarina river, which was rushing down at the rate of 20 miles an hour. Many pitiful scenes are reported be vious floors, remained in their dwellings until compelled to seek refuge on the roofs, but too late, for they found them selves absolutely at the mercy of the raging stream and unable to escape. Manyy pitiful scenes are reported be cause of families being cut off from as sistance. One case is reported of an en tire family of the poorer class having sought shelter on the roof of their adobe dwelling and refusing to leave their home in the belief that the waters would soon subside and that they could again reoccupy their abode. The waters came on with a rush, and before help could reach them the entire family was swept from their place of refuge and drowned. Several floods of the Santa Catarina river have previously l>een experienced but nothing so severe as the present flood and not attended with any serious loss Fully 15,000 people are homeless from i the flood and are being cared for by the city government in the best way possi hie. At noon Sunday 5,000 people were given bread, coffee and soup at the mu I nicipal offices, but there are many more on the south side of the river still out of reach of aid on account of the still | overflowed river, Conservative estimates of the property I loss place the figures at $20,000,000 throughout the city, -—- — ■ * - COTTON CROP MAY BE SHORT | Two Weeks of Trying Weather Causes Deterioration. Memphis, Tentt.—General deterioration in the cotton crop is reported this week Bave ill North Carolina, Southern Geor gia and sections adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico. Dry weather has prevailed for two to eight weeks and the plant is shedding freely. Hot days with drying winds and cool nights have intensified the effects of the drouth. In many sec tions there is a groat deal of late cot ton and this has suffered severely, drouth has been especially severs in Ar kansas and Oklahoma and it is said that rains now would do little good there ex cept to fill out the unmatured bolls. There is a general disposition to modi fy crop estimates and make them lower than two weeks a^o. are some promising crops, but they are a small minority. The prospectus for a top crop arc regarded as poor although a late frost might increase the yield. Thfc In sections there a LAND SUITS KNOCKED OUT Demurrers in Eastern Oklahoma Title Cases Started by United States Are Sustained. suits brought by the United States to set aside various deeds and leases made by citizen allottees in the file civilized tribes in Eastern Oklahoma, and thus Muskogee. Okla.—Judge Ralph Camp bell has sustained the demurrers in the I settled a legal controversy that had been | the cause of considerable concern in that part of the State. The court reviewed the relation of the United States to the five tribes since, they became a nation, and found that no vestige of title to the lands allotted them now remains in the United States. The demurrers involved the question of I the citizenship of these Indians and the court declared them to lie citizens of the United States with all the rights, priv . . ile g es and immunities of citizenship. It ' held that the United States can not maintain these suits on the principle that it sustains to the individual Indian a trust relation, such guardianship being incompatible with citizenship, national and State. Finally the bills were held bad be numerous defendants are joined in is cause each bill who were connected with many distinct transactions regarding as many distinct tracts of land. JAIL FOR VOLIVA. Schedule Places Ex-Zion Leader's As sets at 83c. Waukegan, 111. —In the $10,000 libel judgment case pending against him, Wil liam Glenn Voliva has filed with Sheriff Griffin a schedule, which he says lists his entire property. It reads: One writing desk, wearing apparel, one set religious books, 83 cents cash." The second writ, which sends Voliva to jail, has not been served, but the climax is expected when he is sent to jail. Y Record Cotton Receipts. Memphis, Jenn.—With the cotton that was received Saturday the total receipts at Memphis reached 983,652 bales, which with a record for the entire compares season of 983,604 bales in 1904-05. With two days more to be counted the total will reach 984,000 bales or a little more. This is in line with expectation and at tune it was thought possible^ that one the receipts would reach 1.000,030 bales Shipments exceed receipts for the season, having been to date 989,517 bales, whig* hna reduced tfifc total stock to 7,412. V. ress ; « r— U By Albert Payson Terhune PETER COOPER—And the Man Who Put Harness on Steam. « effectiveness; « A curious and fearsome object, the light of which made women swoon and set children to screaming, plowed Its way through the streets of London on day in 1803. It was called a steam locomotive," and consisted of A four-wheeled carriage hearing one of the then new high-pressnre en gines; a six-foot boiler, a single 64 inch cylinder and a great stack from which gushed a torrent of black smoke and fire. Guiding this weird contrivance was a gigantic, plain featured man—Richard Trevithick. When the practical use of steam was still a new thing, Sir Isaac New ton had prophesied that some day this odd power would propel wagons, tak ing the place of horses. But no one took much stock in the forecast. Near ly 100 years had passed before the idea was taken up. Then, in 1769, a scientist, Cugnot by name, made a road wagon, driven by steam. But it was not practicable, and was regarded merely as a plaything. It frightened horses so badly that a man with a red flag was always sent on ahead of it to warn riders and drivers. Fifteen years later a British inventor, Murdock, made a second of these steam road wagons. This, too, was a failure. Both Cugnot's and Murdock's devices were more the ancestors of the automobile than of the locomotive. It was not until 1800 that the real "father of the locomotive" made his M first test along this line. He was Tre vithick, and he had already made a reputation by adding important im provements to Watt's steam engine, Trevithick, besides being a giant in stature, was the "strong man" of Cornwall. He was the champion box er, wrestler and weight-lifter of the district. Although he was too stupid to acquire education, he was a me chanica'l genius. He perfected a high pressure non-conducting steam engine and made the first locomotive. This was a rickety, noisy, clumsy affair. Nevertheless, it was the forerunner of every locomotive since made. It could carry, in a sort of chaise, 15 passen gers. Trevithick described it in his application for a patent as "a steam engine in a propelling carriage." But after proving the practicability of his discovery Trevithick was com pelled to give up the idea of making it popular. The public at large sneered at it, called it a freak, and predicted that it would come to nothing. Never theless, during the next quarter cen tury other men added at times, little Giant Who Made First Locomo tive. ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL — The Man Who Made Voice Travel 1,000 Miles A big, bearded, farmer-like youth of I 24 found himself one day in 1871 the | hero of Brant county, Canada. He was Alexander Graham Bell, Scot, who all had moved from Edinburgh to the Dominion the previous year. He had her invented a contrivance by which hu man speech could be carried across a single wire and transmitted with per feet distinctness for a considerable distance. This "telephone," as young Bell called his invention, was regarded as a wonderful and highly amusing toy. Nothing more. The country folk turned out by hundreds to witness the first experiment. A wire had been stretched from the house of Bell's fa ther in the suburbs to the telegraph office in the city of Brantford, two and a half miles away. The test was suc cessful. Bell w T as praised, though of the graver Canadian Scots better have the he a it It some thought he might far spent the time on something really useful. He went next year to Boston to ac cept a professorship in the University there. From boyhood he had devoted himself to a system, devised by his father, for teaching deaf mutes to communicate with each other and with the outer world. This was his intended life work, although as a boy he had longed to be a musical com poser, and had with difficulty been persuaded by his father to give up the ambition. Bell when a mere lad conceived the idea of forming a sys tem of harmonic telegraphy. He found that sounds could be carried over wires that were joined to a galvanic battery, and that by adjusting a set of reeds at one end of the line of vibra tion with another at the opposite end noises on one set could be reproduced by the other. Thus, each could be both a transmitter and receiver of From this it was but a music notes, step to applying the same idea to spoken words, and the telephone, in crude form.was Love and the Telephone. the result. Soqn after Prof. Bell moved to Bos ton a wealthy Cambridge man, Hub bard by name, sent his deaf daughter to him for vocal instruction. An en gageaient between pupil and teacher soon followed. Miss Hubbard and her father became deeply interested in the telephone, and Bell was induced early in 1876 to patent it. Mr. Hubbard was placed in charge of the Massachusetts exhibi. at the Centennial exposition in Philadelphia. He wanted Bell to place before the people in the Massachusetts building his marvelous scientific toy. But Bell did not care to do this, Growth of the Nation. • The annual report of the chamber of commerce, soon to be issued, con tains many interesting comparisons of 1908 with 1858, two years which were preceded by disastrous panics. In those 50 years the population of the country has increased 193 per cent., the wealth of the country 563 per cent., the public debt 2,375 per cenL, the per capita debt from $1.51 to $10.76, bank deposits 3,460 per cent., receipts of the government, 1,186 per cent., war expenditures 329 per at by little, to the device's effectiveness; and, in 1822, an English miner. George Stephenson, succeeded in making the first locomotive along modern lines. In 1825 the first railroad, with one ot hist locomotives drawing a train over its tracks, was opened. This Vas an epoch-making event in the History ol Progress. The public was forced, re luctantly, to admit that the invention had come to stay. To England belongs the credit of this wonderful invention. Peter Cooper was a self-made New Yorker, born In New York city in 1791. He had little more education than did Trevithick. As a boy he worked for his father at making hats, he learned tlje coach-making trade. This later acquirement was destined later to be of use to him along a He, like When 17 broader line of endeavor. Trevithick, was a natural Inventor. A cloth-shearing machine, a patent glue unique inventions and many other started him on the road to fortune. He had already won fame as a man of original ideas when the question of the locomotive's importation came up. Cooper, who had recently entered the iron business in Maryland, at once set to work on plans of his own along this line. His knowledge of coach making, as well as his trend for orig inality and natural deftness, came to In 1830 he built, from de his aid. signs of his own making, the first lo comotive ever "Tom Thumb" En gine That Saved Road. manufactured in this country. The Baltimore & Ohio railroad was building, and the road's promotors were in grave doubt as to whether there would be a reasonable profit on their investment. Cooper demonstrated the possibility of build ing railroads on small capital and saved the Baltimore & Ohio from bankruptcy. His first locomotive was called the "Tom Thumb," and it led the way for America's supremacy in en gine building. Nor was this the greatest service Peter Cooper rendered to his country. Remembering how hard he had been forced to struggle in order to gain an education and instruction along indus trial lines, he resolved that New York ers of the future should have an eas ier method of obtaining these than any he himself had known. With this end in view, he built and endowed, in 1857, the great building known as Cooper Union, for the providing of free teaching in art and science and free reading room and library for the people. (Copyrighted.) probably failing to realize the import ance of such a step. Miss Hubbard added her plea to her father's. When all other means failed she asked the inventor to come to the station to see her off for Philadelphia. As she was about to board the train she burst into tears and again begged her sweet heart to come to the Quaker city with her. He yielded; and the telephone apparatus as well as his luggage was shipped to him by the next train, But only hâlf the battle Before the telephone could be exhib ited a committee must pass on its merits. It was late in the afternoon when the tired committeemen reached the Bell invention. They were on the point of deciding such a toy did not deserve a place in so dignified an ex position when Dom Pedro, emperor oi Brazil, chanced to wander into the committee room. The emperor rushed over to Bell, shook hands effusively with him and asked a number of ques tions concerning the telephone, which he had seen tested during a recent visit to Boston. He went on to insist that Bell let him talk through it at once. Accordingly, potepate and in ventor shouted lines of Shakespeare back and forth to each other across a limited stretch of wire until the for mer was tired of the plaything. The imperial approval had turned the tide of fortune for Alexander Bell. The committee promptly decided that a contrivance which could so delight a real live emper or was worthy ol putting before the public. The telephone was accepted and attracted multitudes of eager vis itors throughout the course of the Centennial. But before Bell could put it to practical use a number of othei men claimed credit for similar inven tions, and for years the fight waged in the courts. At length Bell won. It was said at one time that he Miss Hubbard, as a wedding present when she married him, the royalty rights on the telephone. These rights, of course, have accumulated to a fabu lous sum. Despite the wealth his inventions have brought him Prof. Bell still de votes himself to the welfare, educa tion and advancement of deaf mutes, whose former pitiable condition he has improved as vastly as his famous device has enlarged the of the human voice. To the efforts of a deaf girl whe had sublime faith in her sweetheart's genius the world owes the Bell tele phone. was won. Emperor Turns Fortune's Scale. gave more scope (Copyrighted.) cent., navy expenditures 745 per cent imports per capita from $8.35 $13.70, exports per capita from $9.14 to $21.04, and the consumption of wines and liquors 266 per cent., from 6.43 to 23.53 per capital gallon. The only notable decreases relate to American shipping. Foreign com merce carried in American ships de creased 39.06 per cent. to or Each American Fourth of July cost! approximately 500 lives, with injurie» to 4,000 other merrymakers. T v il À BEST REMEDY Fer Women-Lydia E. Pink ham'sVegetable Compound Noah, Ky. — "I was passing through the Change of Life ana suffered from headaches, nervous E rostration, and emorrhages. "Lydia E. Pink ham's Vegetable Compound made me well and strong, so that I can do all r housework, and at tend to the store and post-office, and Ifeelmuch. than I really _ "Lydia E. 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"I know; but I found the children were learning such bad language." Your house was close to the All in Fight Against Tuberculosis. Prevention of tuberculosis versus dividends is the proposition which some of our largest insurance com panies are now trying to establish. The Metropolitan Life recently ap plied for permission to erect a sana torium for its policy holders and em ployes afflicted with tuberculosis, but the application was refused on grounds of illegality by New York State Super intendent of Insurance Hotchkiss. The company is, however, conducting au active educational campaign by dis tributing 3,500,000 pamphlets among its policy holders. The Provident Savings Life Assurance society lias also established a health bureau, where its policy holders may receive free medical advice. Several fraternal orders, notably the Modern Woodmen, Knights of Pythias, Royal League, Royal Arcanum and Workmen's Cir cle, have already established or are contemplating the erection of sana toria for their tuberculous members. * Sit Up. Much rot has recently been writ, and wags have rent their brains asunder, In trying to make food for wit this dreadnaught lid the girls hide under. What need have men to knock it so? They do not have to sweat beneath it. Is it because the fellows know the landscape has been robbed to wreathe it? We are no judge of ladies' lids, and care not what your choice or vote is; it's not what's on but in girls' heads that makes us sit up and take notice.—Bard of Benzie. its the not ex oi the at Weds Her Rich Stepfather. Social circles in Pasadena, Cal, learned with amazement the other day that Miss Katherine Traphagen has become the bride of her stepfather, Cyrus M. Davis of Los Angeles. Miss Traphagen lived with lier sisters in Aitadena and was one of the promi nent members of the Young Women's Christian Association, being director of its short story club. IT WORKS The Laborer Eats Food That Would Wreck an Office Man. Men who are actively engaged at hard work can sometimes eat food that would wreck a man who is more closely confined. This is illustrated in the following story: "I was for 12 years clerk in a store working actively and drank coffee all the time without much trouble until after I entered the telegraph service. "There I got very little exercise and drinking strong coffee, my nerves were unsteady and my stomach got weak and I was soon a very sick man. I quit meat and tobacco and in fact I stopped eating everything which I thought might affect me except coffee, but still my condition grew worse, and I was all but a wreck. "I finally quit coffee and com menced to use Postum a few years ago, and I am speaking the truth when I say, my condition commenced to improve immediately and today I am well and can eat anything I want without any bad effects, all due to shifting from coffee to Postum. "I told my wife today I believed I could digest a brick if I had a cup of postum to go with it. "We make it according to directions boiling it full 20 minutes and use good rich cream and it is certainly deli cious." Look In pkgs. for a copy of tbe fa mous little book, "The Road to Well ville." $ "There's a Reason." Ever read the above letter? A nev* one appear» from time to time. They are cenalae, true, and full of human tutereat.