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Muh Excitement in Selection
ASSEMBLY NAMES FALLIERES
Exciting Scene in Congress Hall of
Palace at Versailles, Each Group
Applauds Its Leaders and Hoot
ing Opponents Until Announcement
of Result, Which Was Greeted With
Paris. By Cable-M. Clement Ar
maand Fallieres was elected
President of France on the first ballot.
The vote stood: Fallieres. 449; Dou
mer. 371; scattering-. 2S.
The National Assembly met in the
congress hail of the Royal Palace at
Versailles for the election. The grea;
est int erest was manifested in ti pro
ceedings, whi-h. however, were very
pronouni'ed. The members of the As
sembly vrt-d in alphebetical order.
(heers were raised whenever a popu
lar le--isator or statesnian deposited
his ballot in the urn. each groop ap
plauded its leaders andI hooting the
leaders t ofoppositing groops. Several
aed Se:iators who were obviously ill
recived the assistance of the ushers
when m.)untnug the tribune. Finally
silence nroclaimed the end of the bal
loting and all present eagerly waight
ed the announcement of the result.
Then when the first figures-1. Fal
lieres 440 and M. Doumer 371-were
zive- out there was an outburst of en
thusiasm which was renewed after the
corrected figures. giving M. Fallieres
44) and thus increasing his already
clear majority, were announced.
1. Fallieres returned to Paris from
Versailles escorted by a military guard
of honor. He will take over his new
duties Feb. IS.
For Public Buildings.
Washington, Special.-The Senate
comrittee on public buildings and
grourds ordered favorable reports on
bills mak!in appropriations for new
Federal buildins as follows:
A, Bluedield, W. Va.. $100,000; Fort
Worth. Tex.. $325,000: Atlanta. Ga.,
$1~:.0.00: Anderson. S. C.. $73.000.
A favorable report was ordered on a
bili authorizing the Secretary of the
Treasury to contract for the erection
of a builiing at Selma. Ala.. on a site
heretofore purchased, using an appro
priati)n for construction which was
made in 1902.
Sole Survivor of 13 on Ship.
Savannah. Ga., Special.-Adrift on
a gang plank from 9 o'clock last Sat
-urday morning~ until 5 o 'clock MIonday
afternoon, without food or water Ka-rl
Sumner, the only known surviving
mnember of the crew of the four-mast
ed schooner Robert H. Stevenson. was
pickedt up by the German steamer
Europa, bound from Philadelphia tc
Savannah. Besides the ship's crew
there were four women aboard. all
going to Havana on a pleasure trip,
making a total of thirteen people
$30.000 Y. M. C. A. Building for
W\inston-Salem. Special.-The di
r-:rs have decided to erect a mod
er inoe for the Young MIen's
Ch ristian Association. ot this city.
The building wilP be three stories
besides a basement. and will cost
thirty thousand dollars. In the base
ment '.'ill be provided a swimmning
pool. bowling alley, baths, etc.
Germany's Former Secretary Dead.
Berlin. By Cable.-Baron Yon Rich
thofen, Secretary of Foreign arfairs,
Wiped Out His Whole T4ari!l.
Petubrook. N. H.. Special.-Seven
persons, all members of the family of
Charles Ayers, are supposed to have
perished in a fire which dest roved
Avres' farm house, near here. The
bodies of a child and of Ayres' nrothier
in law have been found in the ruins
MIrs. Avres and four children are mis
si::-.. and it is fearedl that they. too,
are vitims of :ie fire. The authori
ties su:spect that a crime was commit
Ashville. Special.-News has been
ree.ved here of a fatal aiceident that
he:! Co(nductor Claude C. Diermnid. of
h<( .So':rhern Railway COmpany. at
Pasn. Th unfort unate iman was
engaged in conplding ears at the little
stat ion on the Mlurphy branch when
an engine backed neainst the freight
boxes, 'atrhing M~r. D~ermid and crush
ing him to death.
Dismissed From Annapolis.
A ninaplis. Mid.. Special.-31idship
nt Pe'terson BHarton 3Iarzoni and WV.
W. oste'r, of the first (lass and Tren
mor Com~n. .Jr.. of the third class.
were pablicly dimissed .som the Unit
de Stans niavy for hazing plebes of
fe::rth .'lass men. The order of the
Secretarv '.f the Navy was a short onE
and in ?na'b case was addressed per
so -;t h midshipman directly
Savannah. Ga.. Special.-Wi:h the
dcision of Judge Specer in the Feder
al ourt that Greene and Gaynor must
he tried u:non the consolidation of the
inditmonts against them, the last pre
!!minary point at issue between the
prse:iai and the defence was- ad
juined and all is in readiness for
CONGRSS Al WORK
What Our Natio-al Law Makers Ar<
Doing Day by Day.
Tilman Gets Warm.
Senator Tilhni-,n iad! a passionat
speech upon the recent ejectmen
from the White House of M1rs. M1ino:
Morris. On Thursd ay h introduce(
a resolution to appoint a (-)mmitice o
investigati-in. which esciui on faile
A Lot of Discussion.
Abuse in the expenditure of appro
priations was the text of the discuss
ion in the Huse duriug the considera
tion of the urgent deficiecy appropria
tion bill. But little progress wa!
made in consideration of the bill
which will be the continuing topi<
The portrait of ex-Attorney Genera
Knox for which the Department 01
Justice has asked $.2.615 was agair
the topic of comment. The most ani
mated discussion of the day tool
place on an amendment by M1r. Keifei
Ohio. to increase the aiount >r the
transportation of silver coin.
Mr. Smith (Iowa) declared that the
practice of transporting silver col
frol and to sub-treasuries was graf1
pure and simple and iii the interes1
of express om(Ipallies.
M1r. Hill (Conn.) said it was "un
adulterated graft.' Every Secretary
of the Treasury from Carlyle down, he
said had disapproved of the practice.
He said he could ,,ive a specific in
stance where an express company was
paid by the government $16.000 foi
transporting its own money from Sat
Fransisco to New York.
Mr. Williams(Miss.) state(d that ol
the movement of silver was stopped
or restricted it would work hardshii:
in agricultural districts. The amend
ment was lost.
Want License Record.
IMr. Humphreys (Miss.) discussed o
measure he has pending to make the
government records of Federal liquoi
taxpayers and license-holders availa
ble as evidence. In prohibition an
local option sections of the countrv
e said, the present practice of witi
holding this information really place(
[le Federal government in the posi
tion of aiding the violators of hoeal
laws. Persons operating "blind ti
ters.'' said Mr. Humphreys. obtain
Federal license and th us avoid pursuit
by government agents, but the govern
ment records were withheld by th(
rules of tie Internal Revenue Bureai
from being available by State otticialh
in making prosecutions. The rule of
the Internal Revenue Bureau, lie said
contravened the well-established rules
of evidence of our Jurisprudence.
S :ing that there had been con
siderable criticism of Southern cottor
planters in their efforts to decreast
their cotton aereage M1r. Sims (Tenn.)
denied that this would increase Euro
pean acreage and lahcedl in g
Record an article from the govt rn
meat erop) reporter on the subject.
Bill in Bxposition's Behalf.
tive M1aynard, ot Virginia,. introduce<
a bill authorizing the government t<
participate in the .Jaimestown Ter
entennial Exposition at Hamptom
Roads in 1907. and providing an ap
popiatio n of $1,:40,000 fo r govern
mental buildings and exhibits. Tli
bill also provided for the coinage b:
lie government of 1.000.0001 $2 sil ye
piecs, t he exposit i(ni to paiy for th<v
bullion used. By this means the ex
posit ion expects to realize a p)rofit o
about $900.000 on lie difference be
tween the cost of lhe silver and thi
cirulat ing value of thle cl. Rep
resentat ive 1ayniardl believe:. t hera
will b e a great dlemandl fo r $2 ailre
piees especially coined for thme ex
position and bearing scenmes typical o
Janestowvn, as the coin wvill be of sueli
unusual size that it will be pirized a
Charged With Murder of Sleepin
3Madison. Tex.. Special.-Ranger
arrested and jailed R. D). Defee ani
.J. H. D)efee on affidavits chiargin;
them wvith the murder of Tom Defet
ason andl brother of the actused. whi
was beaten to decathi with an axe as h
lay asleep in his home at M1idway.
Augusta. (;a.. Special.-James i
Jackson,. vice presienit of the Augus~
ta- A\iken Railway Comipany. an<
others, tiled wvith the Secretary o
State at ('oh unbia, S. C'.. appl ieat io:
for charter of .ompanyiii to be knmow1
as thle Augunsta anid (Columbia Rail
road Company. It is their purpol)Ese
extend thle Aiken trolley line, now 2:
miles lonmg, on to (Columibia, shmorteni
ig thle distance bet ween Augusta an:
the South (Carliina capital nearly 21
Socialist Rallies in Berlin.
Berlini. By (Cable.-Socialist meet
ings held here passed off with comn
lite quiet. The halls. which wer<
tilled to over'tlowinig. were closedl b'
the police halfI aln hlour before 1 h
speaking (commenced. Strong resolu
tions were passed andu protests agains
ie present tripartite suffrage systen
in Prunssia were adopted.
Folk Addresses Bostonians.
Bostoin. Special.-Five hundred o
the leading business men of Bostoni
members of the Boston M1erchants
Association, at tended the annual din
ne ot lie o rganmizat ion at Hote
So meset and heard addresses b'
overnor .Josephi W. Folk. ot Alis
sori: Mayvor .John~ Weaver. of Phmila
1rphia: Governor ('urtis Gubild. ana
tes Governr Folk was accordelc
a hear ty recept ion, lie iscessed it
A MILLIONAIRE D,
Marshall field is Unexpecte
WAS MAN OF ENORMOUS MO
End Comes, After Eight Days' Ilu
of Pneumonia, in a New Y
Hotel-Remains Will Be Taker
Chicago fo:e Interment.
New York. Special. - Mars'
Field. the millionaire Chicago 1
chant, died at the Holland House
4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon al
eight days' iliness of pneum)
Death came peacefully while m
bers of the family who had been
almost constan; attendance for
eral days were gathered around
deathbed. The,. as well as the dy
merchant himseif were prepared
the end. For days they had b
swayed between hope and fear
when the alanning turn came al
the remarkable rally , it was ret
nized that the end had been o
briefly deferred. Those whc w
present when the merchant died -,,
Mrs. Marshall Field. Mrs. Marsl
Field, Jr.. Augustus N. Eddy, Cii
erine Eddy, Mrs. Henry Dibblee, R
ert T. Lincoln and Mrs. Preston C
son. Mr. Field's illness develo]
about a week ago while he and I
Field were on. their way from Chic
to this city. He was traveling on
Pennsylvania. limited, and he was t
en ill early Tuesday morning j
before the train reached Pittsshi
There a physician boardede the tr
and came on to this city with
New Issue of Tenn. Coal and I
New York. Special.-Directors
the Tennessee Coal and Iron C(
pany. at a meeting in this city
thorized an issue of $~.000.000 of r
common stock of that company. T
will incriease the total of comn
stock to $30,000.000. The direct
renewed an offer to accept the c
standing 2,4S3 shares of prefer
stock and to give stock in exchai
therefor at the rate of $1SO a s'
for the preferred. A meeting of
stockholders of the company to p
on this action of the directors )
be held at Tracy City, Tenn., Ja
Resigns Under Fire.
Annopolis. Md., Special.-The
dence of those whom M1(dshipman :
nor M1eriwet her, Jr., is accused of h
ing. was given rapidly after thc eo
'.ad disposed of the objections offe
Iby counsel for the defense..
midshipmen of the fourth class c
nected MIeriwet her in some way w
the hazing and the testimony was r
Iitive in four of these cases. 3
shipman MIeriwether, has handed
his resignation from the Naval A
demy. It is not likely that it will
accpted, as there are charges pe
ing a~rainst him aind as he is un
sentenee of confinement to the A
demy grounds for one year.
T. J. Emery Dies in Egypt.
Cincinnati. 0.. Special.-Thomas
Emery. multi-millionaire of this e
is dead in Egypt from pneumonir-,
news hiavinr been received by en
Mr. Emery was one of thei princi
heirs to the Thomas WA. Emr esta
the largest owners of real estate
-Cincinno.ti and Southern Ohio. He
tablished the Cincinnaati Orphan A
lun: as a memorial to the two
ceased sons. and was a large con
hutor to the colored orphan asyh:
Attorney-General Hladley. of 3
souri, is trying to get informat
about the Standard Oil Company's
1called confidential department.
The Empire Lifo Insurance Ci
pany, one of those in which the )
okIn vest igation) dielosed iirre
larities. apjplied for a receiver in
Pi vate services were held over
body' of President Hierper, of (hic
rniversit y, preliminary to his 11
Largest Cotton Mill in South in:
Jackson. MIiss.. Special.-The 3
sissippi MIills. at Wesson. the larg
cotton mills in the South. have g~
into the hands of a receiver. Thad
ILampton, ex-treasurer of Mississii
being na med by Federal Judge N
There is a bonded debt of $300,(
b ut other liabilit ies and aassets
Brother of Former President Cle
Columbus. 0.. Special.-Rev. W.
-Cleveland. brother of former Pri
dent Grover Cleveland. died from
effects of paralysis. He was '73 ye
old and died at the home of his s
W. N. Cleveland, in this city. R
Clevehond was a retired Presbyter
Retired Naval Officer Deaad.
Washington, Special.-The N.
Department is informed that Li
tenant Commander Benjamin
Buckingham. U. S. N.. retired. d
at Currituck Inlet. North Caroli
Monday. Commanded Buckingl:
was born in Canton, 0.
Shortage in Kansas State Treast
Topekia. Kan.. Special.-A rer
of the examinat ion of the Kan
State treasury by expert accounta
given out by Governor Hloch she
a shortage of elOSe to .%0.000.
report covers the term of F. E. Grit
MD iS BODY EXHUMED
dly Doubts of Rebert Keith Dar
gan's Death Settled
E IlS REMAINS FULLY IDENTIFIED
Less. More Than Fifty Persons Who Knew
ork Robert Keith Dargan in Life View
to ed Disinterred Remains of Suicide
President of Defunct Cotton Oil Co.
and Positively Identified Body.
ter- Darlington, S. C., Special-In order
at to set at rest the numerous persistent
I.er stories to the effect that Robert Keith
Dargan, who committed suicide here
on July 11th last, shortly after the
disasterous failure of several large I
ev corporations of which he was manager
the the grave was op-ned and the remains
g identified by 50 or more well-known
for eietizens who knew him in life. Dar
but .gan had $40,000 insurance on his life.
ter $25,000 in the Fdielity Mutual insur
og- ance (o)paiy of Philadelphia. and
$15,000 inl the 1-juitable. The latter
ere companyii acett' the prioof., of deathj
all submitted and. some imoiths ago. paid
th- the amount due. >ut the Philadelphia
o- company. by reason of the current ri
)ed mors that Dargan was not (lead. per
rs. sisted in the demand that the body be
igo disinterred and made ain effort some
the weeks ago to secure an order from
ak' Judge R. C. Watts to have this done,
ust The Judge declined to issue the order.
ail but stated that, if the company were f
Jr. sued. it could renew its repuest with
out prejudice from his decision.
On August 5th Mrs. R. K. Dargan
submitted proofs of death and. in re
of ply the coipaiy wrote her, in part.
as follows: "The proofs of death as
submitted are not satisfactory and,
ew under all eiremanistances of the case.
his we must ask you to submit further
on proof of death by allowing the grave
05 to be opened :ri thi boilv to be in
ut spected by six esidents of Darlington.
red who were prsonally acquainted with
Ige r. Dar.-an in his life.
the Had to Fight if Not Docile.
ill Annapolis. Mr., Special.-The rtial
Ai- of MidAiipman Chester A. Bloebuam,
of St. Clarles. Mo., on charges of haz
ing, was concluded Friday. The
court malshal pecupied -onil seven
vi minutes in reaching a ve'rdict in the
i ease of Midshipman Bloebaum, by
az- far the shortest period in any ease
art * rge of hazing has been filed
red agains Midshipman Chpde B. Mayo,
Six of ( anmbus, M-..-. a iNember of the
on- irst class. His offenses are alleged
ithi to have been committed during Sept
os- ember last when Mayo. with other
id similarly situated idshhipmen. were
in kept at Annapolis while the other up
ca- per c'lassmen were on leave.
ad1- New Trial For Capt. Jones.
a- Norfolk. Va.. Sp)ecial---.indhe Mane
kel this week reached a conclusion
which did not become publi ntil
Friday. denying the moption for a new
trial in the case5( o f (Cap t. P. WV. .Jones.
J. of thle Virginia National Guarid. con
t. victed of the murder of Mand Cain
te eroni Robinson. formerly of Schna. N.
l(. C.. and given IS years' ini the peniten
pal tiary : but as the reul ot a (decision
ie. renderad by the Court of Appeals of
in Virzin'ia allowing a new trial to Fred
,es- S. Hoback. convicted in Floyd county.
sy- Va., of murder, the same point invo!
de- ed in the .Jones ease wvcs decided in
ti- favor of the prisoner and JIones con
im. -equently will get a ne~w trial.
- Shot Both Before Dying.
ion Knoxville. Tenn.. Specia.. - --Ben
so- Ricker was killed and the t'.o broth
ers. Clark and Tom Hals, shot in an
?altercation at Freshour's distillery.
u- 12 miles from Greenville. Tenn. Rick
:ol- er was shot by Tonm Hale, but after
he had been mortally wounded lhe sue
ceedled in shooting the other t wo mcen,
the (lying after firing A shot which cnter
0ed (lark Hale 's breast. Thie H-ales
rgare being driven by wagon to North
(Carolina. according to last reports.
e.Ricker (lied in a few minutes. The
origin of the trouble is not known.
- Would Kill Negro Schools.
ne Kaeckson, Miss., Special.-Sena tar
B. Clover introduceed into the Mississip
>pi- pi Senate a concurrent resolution to
es ameind the constitution by providiu
'that no children shall be adlmitt ed to
the public schools of the State when
the parent is liable for the poll tax
ye- for the current year and the same re
^' Fatal Wreck Near Atlanta.
s-Atlanta. (Ga.. Special.-Two men
the were i nstaiitly killed. another is
ars missing, believed to he under the (le
an, bris, and a fiourth fatally scalded as
e. the usult of a head-on collision he
ntween a north-bound through freiuht
anaiid a swvitch engine on the Seaboard
~Air Line Railroad near Mina, a small
station about eight miles from At
u- Lee's Birthday Observed.
.. Friday. the birthday of Lee and
ied Jackson. was generally observed as a
a. holiday by~ the cities of the South. All
am the schools took holiday. the State in
stituitionis wer'e closed and generally
ais. propriate exercises were held.
art Officer Johnson Dies.
ss Rock Hill. S. C., Special.-Police
nts man R. G. JIohinson, who accidentally
ws' shot himself Thursday morning. died
ie at 7:30 o'cloc'k and his remains were
aes taken to Fort Mill for interment.
which will take place Saturday. I
18 DIE IN A CHUROB
Wild Panic Caused By a Small
VICTIMS WOMEN AND CHILDREN
3mell of Smoke in Philadelphia Col
ored Baptist Church Gives Rise to
Shrieks of "Fire!" and 18 Are
Killed and Nearly 40 Others Injur
ed in Terrible Rush for Exits.
Philadelphia. Special.-A wild pan
e followed a loud shriek of "Fire!"
>rought death to 1S colored persons
ad injuries to nearly two score of
thers Sunday night at St. Paul's
aptist church, on the west side of
'ighth street between Popular street
md Girard avenue. The terrible rush
o gain the street was of brief dura
ion. and that more were not killed in
:he stampede was probably due to the
'et that the church was not crowded.
Kot more than 300 persons were on
he second floor of the building which
vith the gallery. was capable of hold
ng 600 to 700. The tire was a tritlinr
mie and was extinguished before the
renien arrived. The smell of smoke
Idded to the palie, and despite the
eroie work of the Rev. E. W. John
on. the pastor of the church, who
ried in vain to allay the fears of the
rightened worshippers. the terror
tricken people made a desparate rush
o leave the church. only to be choked
ip on the narrow stairway. Those in
he rear leaped over the prostrate
orms of those who fell, and when
lie rush was over, 18 lay (lead on the
irst floor and stairs of the building.
eath in nearly every ease was due to
Uffocation or tramplirng.
BLOODY DAY IN ECUADOR
rwo New Governments in an Hour
Makes Notable Record Even for
South America, People of Guaya
quil Revolting Against Assumption
of Power by Vice President Moreno
Guayaquil. Ecuador. By Cable
leneral Alforo occupied Quito, the
apital. at 3 p. m.. Thursday. A juanta
)f notible persons met in the govern
nent palace here at 4 p. in. and form
d a new ,rovernmnent. Vice President
3aquerize Moreno assumed the execu
ive power, establishing a new Minis
Rioting followed. The people dur
ng the afternoon attaeted the prisons,
iberating the political prisoners and
fterwards capturing the police bar
aks, where the rioters obtained poss
~ssion of a number of rifles and some
annons. Rise shots later were heard
ni all parts of the city and the rioters
ecame so hold( that they attacked a
aattalli. of artillery. Many persons
vere 1i9ed a~md wvounded during the
The newv ministry, however. only
lasted one hour. The people rejected
the administration of Baquerizo Mo
reno andl proclaimedl as President
eneral Elroy Alfaro, the former
President of Ecuador. and leader of
the revolution, and in his absence Dr.
Emile Arrevalo assumed the civil and
A great paie( prevailed here durimng
the evening and in the midst of the
disorder General Leonidas Plaza. mini
ister. of Ecado~ll4r to the United States.
who arrived here .Jan. 18 and assumedl
chief co~mmand otf the army. in its
operations against the rebels, escaped
from the city and embarked on board
the Chilean steamer Leora, which
leaves here to-morrow fo'r Panama.
Later in the evening order was re
Two hundred p~ersonms were killed or
woinded in the fighting here.
Two Killed in Mexican Wreck.
Mexico City, Special.-Two men, a
locomotive engineer and expess mes
senger. were killed outrig~ht in a col
lision between a passenger train and a
freight train on the Inter- Oceanic
Railway. Two others were severely
injurd. The baggage ear contained
half a million silver dollars. but nione
Preacher Alleged Poisoner.
Gainecsville'. (Ga.. Special.-Rev. ..
W. Austin. at one time pastor of the
Methodist church at Belltown. ncar
ainesville. was placed in thme county
jail here having been arrested and
brought from UGwynette county. charg
ed with attempting to poison Hon.
Bob 2uillian. of P~elltown. giving Mr.
Quillian a medicated apple. It is al
leed that Rev. Mr. Austin while at
camp meeting at Popula r Springs last
summer. Mr. Austin preaching a ser.
mon a few minmutes after givingz Mr.
Quillian the apple wvhich made the
latter violent ly ill.
Cracksmen Get S2,050 Gold, From
Oklahoma (City. Special. -After
four attempts,. robbers blew th.s safe
f the Bank of D~ale. near this city.
d secured $2.05() in gold and made
their escape. It is thought that the
thieves belong to the same gang that
has been robbing banks near here for
the past three months.
Half Baltimore Block Burns.
Baltimore. Special.-Fire occurred
n the plant of the Baltimore Chrome
Works. Probably one-halt of the ex
ensive plant, covering about a city
block has been destroyed. The loss
well be very heavy as macli stock
ready for s hipmient was decstroyed.
The tire was still burning at 1:30 a.
m.. but is believed to be under .onitrll
- . ,AFFAIRS
SERVING A SALAD.
Serve a light salad with the dinner.
Fannie Merrit Farmer's Boston cook
ing 'ass made a very original salad
recently which would go excellently
well with turkey. Sweet oranges were
quartered and the skins removed. The
orange pieces were laid on blanched
lettuce hearts and a dressing poured
over them made of equal parts of oil
and tarragon vinegar. Salt and_ pap
rika seasoned the dressing.
TO AVOID THE RING.
An excellent way to avoid the ring
left by benzine is the following French
process. As soon as the spot is
cleaned and while it is still entirely
wet, cover it with fullers' earth. Do
not rub it on, simply cover entirely
the spot, letting it dry this way. When
dry shake off the fullers' earth and
brush lightly the cloth. If properly
done there will be no ring. Sometimes
the fullers' earth used alone is quite
sufficient to remove the spot.
THE "LITTLE THINGS."
A writer in the Delineator speaks
of the "little things of housekeeping"
that mean so much one way or the
other. The squeaking door, for ex
ample. which gets on the nerves, can
>e quieted by a feather dipped in
oil and applied to its hinges. Wood
work, penciled-marked by little fin
ers, can be made immaculate by rub
aing with a split lemon and after
wards -with a little whiting on a cloth.
Spots on carpets or rugs should be
dusted with fullers' earth, and after
wards rubbed with benzine. Shabby
willow furniture is made new by
scrubbing with strong salt water. -
Kerosene is really non-explosive If
sed with common prudence, and its
cleaning properties are not half under
stood. For cleaning bathtubs, zinc or
porcelain. it has no rival, and the
reasiest kitchen sink is made clean
and wholesome after a bath in the
same oil. Apply the oil at night, rub
bing the rusty places hard. In the
morning rub the sink dry, and let the
hot, water run through until every
vestige of the oil has vanished. An
old dust-clogged clock is given a bath
of kerosene in a simple way, by plac
ing inside a piece of absorbent cotton
:drenched with oil. In a few weeks
time the cotton will be heavy with
lust and the works will be clean and
CLEANING A BEDROOM.
For the weekly cleaning out of a
bedroom one should collect all the re
quired articles to work with, such as
the long carpet whisk, the dustpan
nd brush, the dust sheets and th.e
mattress brush. This is followed by
the brushing of the mattress and the
usting of the bedstead.
Make the hed and shake and pin up
any curtains. Remove short muslin
blinds. Dust all the ornaments and
place on a tray outside the room.
Shake and fold up all toilet covers
nd cover the bed and large pieces of
urniture after dusting with dust
heets. Roll up rugs and mats and
arry out of the room to be shaken.
Then sweep the ceiling, cornice and
alls with a clean broom covered with
clean duster. Shut the windows and
prinkle one strip of carpet with clean,
rained tea leaves. Sweep the carpet
with a long-handled carpet whisk to
ward one side, sprinkling and sweep
ing in strips till the whole is clean.
afterward sweeping the wooden sur
oundings with a hair broom. Then
open the windows and leave the door
losed for dust to settle.
While waiting prepare all the things
that have been removed ready to. re
place. The dust sheets may now be
emoved carefully, shaken in the open
air, folded and put away.
Dust first the highest things, win
ows, door frames, etc., and after rub
bing the furniture, the wooden sur
oundings should be gone over with
damp rubber, dry duster and floor
polish. Now clean the window and
the week's duty has been done to the
>edroom.-New Haven Register.
Tutti Frutti Cake-One-half pound
butter, one-half pound sugar (white)
:-eamed, three-quarters pound flour,
hriee-qua rters pound fruit. one-quar
rer pound nuts, five eggs. When add
ing eggs, three at a time, use a little
flour, sprinkling -remaining flour over
he fruit. Bake in a moderate oven.
Pumpkin Pies-Parc, cut in small
pieces and stew the pumpkin until soft
:nd tender. Strain through a colander,
dd onie egg, one-half cupful of sugar.
One teasp)oonful of cinnamon, one of
loves, one-half teanspoonful of ginger
nd two cups of milk: line a deep pie
pan with rich crust. till with the mix
ture and bake slowliy.
Chicken or Turkey Fritters-Sepa
ate some cold cooked chicken or tur
key from the bones and cut into pieces
about half an inch thick and one and a
half inches lon'g. The pieces need not
necessarily be perfect in shape. Sprin
kle with salt and pepper, dip into frit
ter batter. coating well on all sides,
nd fry in deep, hot fat until a golden
brown. Drain or brown onm soft paper
to absorb the grease. When all are
done, arrange on a folded napkin, gar
nish with parsley and serve.
A crab caught recently in the Eng
ish Channel measured three feet from
i) to tip of claws and weighed nearly
Earrinlgs a Mark of Slavery.
In bygone days the slave always
wore his master's earrings. In the
east they were a sign of caste and
were buried with the dead.
The Bible Evangelizing Company is
a .apanese organizution now three
J. VERNON writes as fol
lows in the Press Bulle
tin, New Mexico College
g of Agriculture: (ood
roads are indicative of
a high state of civilization. The im
provement In the condition of the com
mon highways proclaims in mute yet
unmistakable language the advance
ment in the civilization of a country.
Highly specialized industries, which!
usually attend a high state of civiliza
tion aniong a people, seldom flourieh
where means is unprovided for a quick
exchange of commodities. As the
standard of living ii a community
yses, it soon finds expression in a de
mand for better roads-roads suitable
for the gentleman's saddle horse, for
the family cirriage, for the salesman's
road wagon, for the delivery man's
automobile car, and for the pleasure
seekers' and tourists' automobiles.
The most natural system to follow:
in road building is to begin the im
provement in the city or village, work
ing outward in the different directions
on the lines of least resistance, but at
all times striving to reach the greatest
population and the heaviest traffic.
The work should be placed in charge
of a man who understands road build
ing and road repair. This statement
is equally true whether there be much
or little money available for the work.
The system which permits the appoint
ment of men as road supervisors re
gardless of their fitness for the posi
tion is accountable in a great measure
for poor roads and for the feeble in
terest taken in road improvement.
Probably there is no more road work
in many counties than could be super
intended by one man, and that manx
could be selected with an eye to hi4
qualifications for the work to be done,.
which would result not only in better
roads, but also in greater efficiency
and economy. Such a system prevails
in many of the older States of the
UCnion, and it has been suggested that
it might prove most desirable in this
section under our conditions.
The use of improved labor-saving
machinery in the building and repair,
of the common highways no doubt
would result advantageously to all
concerned. To illustrate' If a ma
chine were devised whereby two men:
and four teams with the machine,
could perform as much of a givenm
kind of work in a day as ten men couldc
perform in the same time with teams
and the old slip scrapers, it is evident*
that the purchase and use of such a'
machine, provided, however, that the
price was not exorbitant, would be
most desirable and would result inW
much economy. Furthermore, If at
the same time, with such a maclihine;
the work could be done Infinitely bet
ter, It would seem to be the height of
folly not to invest in one. The moderm
road grader is just such a machine.t
The road grader has become so popular
In most of the older States to-day that
the old slip scraper is seldom seen,
and when it does appear it is used
only in corners where the grader, can
not reach the work. With a moderi
grader in the hands of an expert in!
every county, the roads leading out
from our cities and towns .would soon'
discard their shrunken appearance and
take on a more rounded, elevated
form, and the holes and inequalities
would gradually disappear, leaving ai
surface so uniform That they would
delight the eye and afford pleasure
to the traveler.
Space will not permit of an extend
ed discussion of the methods and;
means for road improvement, but at
least enough has been said to intro
duce a subject which is deserving of.
much thought eamong the people ofl
this section. We are on the eve of~ a!
great wave of progress, and would'
It not pay both the merchant and the
ranchman -to give the matter of road
building and road repair more atten
The Paramount Question.
There is no question that can pos
sibly be paramount to that of good
roads. We have tried every suggested
local system and found them all eithen
Impractical or inadequate. The State.
county and district plans to have good
wagon roads have all failed except
in three or four of the wealthier.
States, and the roads are no betten
to-day (some of them are much worse)
than they were fifty years ago, or
when first opened to travel. Argu
ment seems now to be superfious as
to why the roads should be systemati
cally improved; the question- is, how
can we get them so improved? The
experience of all the years proves
abundantly that it can only be done
by the general government leading
the way. Senators and Representa
tives will take notice that this is a
question affecting very materially the
whole body of the American people, in.
town, country and city; In every trade,
calling and profession; the producer,
the consumer and the dealer, the
churches and every institution per
taining to the public well-being. It is
a question of no particular locality.
section or class, but touches vitally,
the affairs of every condition and
situation of life. The wealth of the
country is. every dollar of It, based
MIule laced With Train.
A three mile race between a freight
train and a yearling mule was wit
nessed here to-day, ending in a dead
The mule broke from its pasture just
as the freight approached. and speed
ing along the right of way kept by
the side of the train for a distance of
In the race the mule cleared three
cattle guards and did not stop until it
had reached the bridge over the Mus
eatameck. where it left 'the right of
way. The freight was running not
less than thirty miles an hour. and tlti
trainmen kept watch on the mule from
the cabooie as it made its record
breaking run.--Indilfapolis Star.
It is calculated that in London alone
.bout .:, 0 persons regularly maize a
Hrir-g hy beggngE.