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HODGES <Sc CXX)PER. g iJoyIgS.
World’s Colton Production,
The cotton production of the
world, an shown by compilations hy
the census bureau from cotton mill
statistics, shows that there is no
danger of the. south’s supremacy
in this line being wrested from her
in tin* near future.
Of the total production of cotton
throughout thi' world last year, ex
pressed in ol) (-pound bales, tin
south produced H),BS2,2>S* of tin 1
10,512, IS.* halts grown. British
India was our next nearest com
petitor, producing 2, I 11,800 hales.
Ugypt came next with one million
and a quarter hales.
Other countries produced cotton
as follow; Bussia, 020,000 hales;
China, 12,5,000 Brazil, 070,000;
Mexico, So,000; Turkey, SO, 000;
Peru, 55,000, and Persia, 51,000,
Other count rics combined produced
a total of 200,000 hales.
- Despite the low level which the
price of cotton reached the past sea
son, the statistics gathered hy the
government show that the total pro
duction war three and one-half mil
lion hales less than for Hie previous
year. The total in 11)0(5 was 10,-
012,000 bales and for 1001 it was
15,,50.’,,0)0, The production last
year was greater than in 1005, when
only 15,747,000 bales were grown,
according to statistics of mill con
It is probable that muiccurate .sta
tistics of cotton production in China
have ever been obtained. The
territory is so vast, the population
/to cnorm urs and tlu* number of
Cotton nulls in the empire increasing
at so great a rate that the world at
large has no idea of the extent to
which John Chinaman is growing
and manufacturing his own shirts.
The same is true of Asiatic Russia,
lit ha and South Aiueaiea.
Of the production of cotton in
this country Texas, usually tht Ign
iter cotton growing state, showed a
production last year of only 2.20, ,-
2d.”* bales, as compared to 4,0dd,472
for the previous year, This was a
decrease of 11per cent, and the
total production of the stale exceed
ed that of Georgia by only 50 I.OSP
bales. Georgia produced 1 ,'>* >!,•><>
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The best of all teachers is ex
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Inver and Kidney troubles it can’t
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it a most excellent, medicine."
Mr. Harden is right; it's the
pest of all medicines also for weak
ness' lame back, and all rundown
conditions. Best too for chills
and malaria. Sold under guar
antee at G. W. DeLaperriere’a
drug store. 50c.
It Was You Who Invited Me Here.
When I enter that, beautiful city,
Far removed from earth’s sorrow
I want to hear somebody saying:
“It was you who invited me here.
When, to welcome me over the river,
The loved ones of earth shall draw
1 waM to hoar s miehody whisper:
“It was you who invited me here.”
When at home, in those mansions
The saved of the nations appear.
I want to have somebody tell me:
“It was you who invited me here.’ ‘
When the glad harps of heaven
With musie so tender and clear,
1 want to hear somebody singing:
“It was you who invited me here.”
“It was you who invited me here:
It was you who invited me here.
To this happy home I might not
Had you not invited me here.”
—Mus. A. B. Wade.
Reflections 4bout Women.
Women is an instrument given to
man for bis happiness and his de
light. If tiie instrument gets neg
lect'd. out of tune and broken, men
should blame himself alone. Ninety
nine times out of a hundred the
instrument is right enough; it only
wants to lie in good and careful
In matrimony, to retain happiness
and make, it last to the end.it is not a
question for a woman to remain
beautiful, it is a question for her to
remain interesting. Not the slight
est detail should he beneath her
notice in order to keep alive the
attention of her husband.
Love feeds on illusions, lives on
trifles. If a man hives his wife, a
rose on her head, her hair parted
the other way, a newly trimmed
bonnet, may revive in him the in
terest he felt the first time he met
her; nay. the emotion lie felt the
first time lie held her in his arms.
The very host dishes may become
insipid if served with the eternally
A woman should not lavish herself
on a man and overwhelm him with
ear. She should always leave
something to he desired, if a wo
man saturates a mail with her love
lie will get tired of her-
The woman who has never sue
eumbed to temptation, often be
cause temptation has never lieen in
her way, is inexorable for the weak
nesses of her sex.
“She is always complaining that
she dosn't get enough to wear."
“I guess it's so, Jit least it looked
so when I saw her on the beach at,
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A SERPENT STORY.
Terrifying Experience With a Deadly
The Paris Eclair tolls a blood cur
tiling serpent story, the scene of which
was the islaud of Martinique and the
dramatis personae Sergeant Legraud
and Private Durand and the snake a
The soldier had been punished with
a night in the cells for some trivial of
fense, but as the night was very hot
the sergeant had left the door open. In
the morning at 5 o’clock Legrand went
to wake his prisoner and, to his horror,
beheld a lancehead snake coiled up and
fast asleep on the man’s breast.
The sergeant (Hdjnot ! 2 se his presence
of mind. He stole noiselessly away,
ran to the guard room and. followed by
nil the men on duty, returned to the
cell with a bowl of milk and a tin whis
tle. Placing the bowl of milk at the
entrauce to the cell, the sergeant began
to play the “Blue Danube.’’ It is need
less to remark that the weakness of
the lancehead is milk and music. The
serpent, which was a six foot speci
men. awoke, glided from the soldier’s
l*ody toward the bowl, but it had no
sooner buried its head in its beloved
drink than ten cudgels descended on
it with terrific force, killing it outright.
The soldier Durand, who was in a
swoon, was taken to hospital, where
be lay for many days on the verge of
madness. He fiually recovered and re
lated his horrible experience—how he
had awoke in the middle of the night
as the serpent was coiling itself on his
bore breast and how he had lain there
in an agony for hours, not daring to
move a muscle.
Durand was sent back to France as
soon as he had sufficiently recovered.
The only trace of his terrible experi
ence, adds the Eclair, is that his hair
i3 now snow white.
“Look here,” thuuderal the captain
of the suburban hose company, “why
don't you turn out? Brown’s barn is
“I—l can't,” responded the dude fire
'“And why not?”
“Because J have just discovered that
a rod shirt does uot suit my complex
ion, sir.”—Chicago News.
He Was the Parent.
Little Bertram had always longed
for a live pet, but as he lived in an
apartment, building, he had to be
satisfied with toy animals.
Later his parents moved to the
country and Bertram became the
happy possessor of a kitten. He
hugged it close and remarked,“At
last, I am the parent of a living
creature." —The August Delineator.
Every summer you read of somebody’s barn being
struck by lightning, no insurance—total loss. Here is the
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LEATHERS & EAVENSON,
In the State of Michoacan Chivalry li
“If any man opines that the days of
chivalry and the true knight errant
spirit have gone forever, let him start
forthwith on a far southward journey,
not halt his steps until he brings up
in the town of Morelia, which is the
capital of the Mexican state of
Michoacan,’’ remarked a traveling
“Having arrived in Morelia, he will
at once see that tbe chivalrous spirit
still survives. I was down there not
long ago, and the gallantry of the men
and their extreme readiness to extend
courtesies to the fair sex pleased and
surprised me. When I noticed the
alacrity with which the native males
jumped up on the crowded street car
to offer their seats to tbe first senorita
that entered, I thought to myself how
much more gentlemanly are these
Mexicans than many of my own coun
trymen. They do not wait to see if
some other man is going to get up. but
each tries to beat the other in cour
teously proffering his seat to the lady.
“I spoke about the matter to the pro
prietor of the hotel and immediately
he began to laugh.
“ ‘You must understand, senor,’ said
the innkeeper, ‘that the governor of
our state issued a decree that if any
man keep his seat in a street car,
thereby compelling a wqgprn to staud,
he is liable to arrest fine. The
police have been instructed to execute
this order severely, and I think this
has much to do with the prompt polite
ness of which you speak, since none of
our population wishes to become in
volved with the police and to be pub
licly branded as lacking in gentility.’ ”
A Chicago woman, engaged in
soliciting subscriptions for a char
itable institution, was not long ago
pleading persistently wtih a board
of trade man for his aid, but with
out success, says Harper's Maga
zine. Finally the broker said, with
“Now, Mrs. Dash, J will give you
§SO for this charity if you will
promise not to come into my office
again until I ask you to do so.”
“Certainly, 1 agree to that,” said
the lady, promptly, and walked out
smilling with a cheek.
Some wet ks flu reaftcr the broker
heard a knock at the door. “Conic
in!" ho railed, and in walked the>
ladj who had lieen working for the
charitable institution. .She had her
little subscription book under In r
“Good morning, Mr. Blank,”
said she. “I want you to help me
with a little matter —"
“Come now, Mrs. Dash,” inter
rupted the victim. “When 1 gave
you that lasts 50, wasn’t it on the
express condition that you wouldn’t
come into my office again until I
“Why, yet, that was the under
standing,” smiled the lady. “But
didn’t you say ‘Come in’ just now
when I knocked?”