+Y dear friend and
+*+++ * well as caustic pr
the fruit, and depi
* and appeal. But :
in the season of b
e fruitage of the tre
+*04*00 be op'ned to the
graft, but a matter
The greatest apple that ever a]
God gave to man (and the apple coi
tion the great Spitzenberg. There v
long list, but there is but one Spitz
Spitzenberg. That great apple has ;
and has been for an age, but as a n
and enjoyed a nectar-laden fruit as s
There are no Spitzenbergs now
hent pin, the cotton line and the in
celightful fishing days of old, when
freckles in the old mill pond. And
cious of apples went the Greening, tl
visit the old farms where the fam
heart-taste as well-he will quickl
Graft! Yes, graft, pure and sii
eye upon his cherished apple orchar
be, foi it was most productive in a
Spitzenbergs, especially. They brou
the best keeping of all nmong his
money to buy ginghams, money to r
money to send many a clever boy or
series of winter terms. The orchar
farmer, I mean.
But it changed when the advent
dora pack and spread its fabled clo
chard began to be crowded. Pigs c
trees. Pigs were turned among the
roots of trees that throve for a quar
and cattle killed the grand old appl
upon the spoils. Pigs and cattle pas
And in the wvake of the greed ft
chards of New York state. "Tip" w
rotten to the yery roots upon many
for riches.-S-New 'Terk Press.
By Woods Hutc
OW these be the vi
ily swallowed, and
they came from S
doxy about them.
man mind, half.P
count as a virtue 1
not especially atti
fact, to eat that wl
vices. I call it v
These are the qualities which give t
for their lever. Now what forces h;
mnous purchase? As usual two spr-in
jar faces in this field; one transcer
transcendental, a mild foirm' of the
the virtues of these blameless cerea
horrors of chronic blood-thirstiness.
pa'ients he finds a sort of vague imp~
ing, both to the blood and to the imi
moved from that most diabolical qu
tii~t they "thin the blood," stiimulat
that a fast upon some form of them
vicarious atonement for all the fles
other two. All of which beliefs, wi
bowels" part, are pure delusions an<
which have already been dliscussed.
ed in their behalf and the pulse an
companions outshone the ctc cap~t
HERE are two reas
problem today. C
lynch law. The o
reform because th
demands a substa
II 1.-i Icr-iminal law, a sy:
and repressive cr1
deal out certain ji
bru~tai. poor in purse and influence,
class of big business criminals, witi
pjoration infiaters and wreckers, the
the exploiters of municipalities, the
who take themi, the trust operators
break the law against monopolies. w
can padatory wealth, powcrful, infi
is:'ed by a system which creaks, gro
ta raan to justice?-The Atla
.- VERWORK fati iuc
sciousness is hyipn
O inant idea. born 0
is ind4.uced by 'im.
- T-. induced. An oper;
moves the idea. 0r
how. he must decia
Everyuu mbor' knows the diiic
2r ~ing ai :ory- until i is finished-.
re::ove t he o0~session caly by tfnish
ig Apple 1
Seymour iKeller. 1
much admired philosopher and savant as
eker of bubbles, fads, foibles and tommy
s the passing of the apple.. He longs for
ts his longing in words that strike home
f *Tip" will take the trouble to meander
loom, the season of the full flush of the
?, the season of the picking, his eyes will
sad fact that it is not only a matter of
of man's disregard of nature for the sake
)pcaled to the lover of the greatest fruit
ies first and foremost) is beyon all ques
re other apples ranging up and down the
nberg. I am loath to say there was the
one the way of all good things. It is now
emory in the mind of the man who knew
omething from the hands of the gods.
They have gone like the chip hat, the
iic and seductive tamerack wand of the
there was prey fit for the boy with the
along with the passing of that most deli
e Pippin and the Gilltlower. If "Tip" will
us apples flourished and made glad his
learn why there a: e no more apples.
ple. The old-time farmer kept watchful
d and was proud of it. He had reason to
pecuniary sense. He was proud of his
ght him the best of returns. They were
ruits, and he coined them into money
ay taxes, money to add a few more acres,
girl, or both. to the village academy tor a
:I was the apple of his eye-the old-time
of getting rich in a hurry opened its Pan
h of gold broadcast. Then the apple or
ould be raised more quickly than apple
grand trees to fatten, to plow among the
:er of a centary to reach perfection. Pigs
e-bearing trees. Pigs and cattle fattened
sed rapidly adown the gullet of humanity.
)r getting rich quick passed the finest or
ill find the losts of old trees leaning and
a hillside. The graft caused it-the graft
nson, A. M., M. D.
rtues of the cereals: they are cheap, eas
of 'moderate nutritive value. Moreover,
otland with a consequent. flavor of ortho
There is an element in the average hu
iritanic, half stingy, which is inclined to
he ingestion of any kind of food which is
active, but believed to be nutritious. In
ich is cheap and filling is one of the petty
ice because it is a defiance of instinct.
e cereals their fulcrum and short handle
ve conspired to lengthen it to such enor
; promptly :c aid which are already famil
dental, the other pseudo-scientific. The
-egetarian propaganda, wlw' s~ eized upon
s as a means of saving the race from the
Everywhere the doctor goes among his
ression that cereals in some way are cool
ulses: that they are as far as possible re
ality which a food can have-"richness;"'
the liver, and act upon the bowels; and
for one meal a day will act as a kind of
ly sins which may be committed in the
th the exception of the "acting upon the
Ieasily traceable to ancient superstitions
Of course, Scripture has again been quot
water upon which Daniel and his three
vs Princes hjave been tripmphadty si~e
rimiial Law' i
e W. Alger. anew
s why criminal law reform is a pressing
ne is the repression by that reform of
her is not less important. We need that
social condition of our day imperatively
itial increase in the scope and power of
item strong enough -to meet the new and
?ments of our civilization for corrective
ninal law. A system too complicated to
istice to common offenders, ignorant and
can never adequately deal with our new
the man who get rich by fraud, the cor
faithless trustees and grafting directors,
magnates who give bribes and the bosses
who sin against! bonesty in business, who
ho gve and take forbidden rebates. How
iential. often intrenched in office, be pun-:
ans, and often breaks down, in bringing a
s the consciousness, and fatigugg con
sis; and in ali h:pron. there is a doin
the operator's a)ind v:hen the hypnosis
in the mind of the victim when it is self
to- unless a fiend incarnate, always re
obsession. before waking the subject: in
ulmjet must awake as he can, trace the
and removew it. or have it removed-just
ec for himself.
tv-in some cases the impossibility-of
HeI is under- control of. the idea, and can
ng; te story. Then he awakes. Or partiy
lea omes ::lcng.
>1 available for- fiction-one' whlich cannot
illl siz? him with a force commnsnurate
it he is far enough gone, will torture him
maness Rest. -chaure of scene, and
od The' idea has beCame part of his
Ye there is escnane for him-Crit ie.
- nem neecially increlible to the
In -:annicne U:-emoter.
What is Being Done Day by Day By
the National House and Senate.
Goes to Conference.
'I move to suspend the rules, dis
charge the committe of the whole C
House on the state of the Tnion from
thee consideration of the Senat
amendments to the agricultural ap- C
propriation b'il, disagree to all the
amendments except number 29 (the
meat inspection amendment), to con
cur in amendment recommended by
the.committee on agriculture, and ask
for a conference with the Senate on
the disagreeing votes."
Interest was shown in every part C
of the House when Mr. Wadsworth in
made the above motion. The reading u(
of the meat inspection amendment w
was begun. nearly every member pres- p(
ent following the reading with bill ti
in hand. ai
Mr. W,-dsworth in explaining the ei
ehanges made in the substitute said c
that the changes were mostly in ver- Q
bitage and then took them up seria
tun. He called attention to the elim- er
ination of the court review clause and
date of inspection. ai
One Dissenting Vote. tc
Mr. Wadsworth's motion to send St
the bill to conference was agreed to tl
with the single dissenting vote of Mr. w
De Armond. The Speaker appointed fa
as conferees Mr. Wordsworth. Mr- tb
Scott. and Mr. Lever, of South Car
Mr. Williams. Mississippi, interpos- j
ed a vigorocs protest at the last 0p- I
pointment. the chair having passed
over Messrs. Lamb, of Virg-inia, d
Bowie. of Alabama. both bein, ap- b
posed to the committee amendment. a
while Mr. Lever favored it. Mr. ae
Williams said it was a "slap in the
face" of Mr. Lamb and he protest
ed. A vit.,orous conference was held
at the desk between the Speaker. Mr. St
Williams and Mr. Wadsworth. The ti
Speaker withdrew the conferees tem
porarily. but later reappointed Messrs
Wadsworth and Scott and substitnt
ed Mr. Lamb for Mr. Lever, the lat- er
ter having asked to be excused.
When the bill was turned to the
Senate. Senator Proctor, chairman of
the committee on agriculture, asked c
that the meat inspection amendment
be rrinted and that the bill lie on
the itble. 0f
Score of Bills Pass House. Q
Twenty bills of more or less gen- Cc
eral interest were papzsed by the w
House under suspension of the rnles. as
Among them were measures appro- T
priating $25.000 for the travelinr ex- *e
penses, of the President, which ex- P
cited considerable debate: providin
for -the subdivision of lands entered t
under the reclamation act: increasing Pl
the efficiency bureau of Insular Af- ol
fairs hy conferringr the rank5 and pay sI
of a brigadier general upon the chief w
of the bureau, and regulating the I
checking of baggage by common car- CE
riers. . '
The joint resolution increasing the ti
terms of Representatives to four
years. and the bill-amending section ht
5126 of the Revised Statutes ncr- ti
mitting national bankin'- associations ti
to make leans on ren! estate as se- b
eurity and limiting the amounts of- ex
such loans. failed to recefve the neces- ai
sa: t wo-thirds vote.
Tjhe House also passed a rule to
hein the consideratIion of the pnre ti
food law and after' 12 hours of de- ai
bate to vote on the substitute to the to
Senate hill without intervening mo- n<
Senate Holds Night Session. ol
The meat inspection provision of ie
the agricultural approririation bill bE
was made the subject of discussion in tU
the Senate. The question came up on at
a motion by Senator Proctor to grant d<
the conference requested by the
House. and speeches were made by al
Messrs. Proctor, Beveridge and
Lodge ngainst some features of the ti
Houe amendment. and by Senator ho
Warren in opposition to drastic leg
islation. Mr. Lodge took occasion to
defend American morals as quite as
good as those of Europe. The bill B
went over without action.
There werei* two speeches' on the e
Panama Canal, one by Senator Mor-W
gan in support of the level plan and ia
the other bv Senator Perkins in on
The Sedate held its first night ses
sion, which was devoted to .the con-wi
sideration of the sundry civil appro
For Traveling Expenses.
The bill appropriating .$25.000 to
defray the traveling expenses of the~ tI:
President for the next fiscal year was
called up under suspension of the ~
rules in the House by Mr. Tawrey. w
of Minnesota, chairman of the an- b1
propriationts committee. The sundry w
civil bill carried an, item aopropriat- e
ing .$25,000 for the traveling expens
of the President. wIch went out on It
a noint of order. Mr. Wat son:. of I
Indiana. then in ahe chair, andi who st
sustained the noint of order against p,
the it em. int rodiwed the bill which tI
the Ihouse had tunder conisidlertion. in
Lays Representative Lester to Rest.
Savannah. (a.. Specal.-IThe inn
oral ofI the late l infuis E. Lest er. liter-t
rsntattive in Cogrs from tis djis- iv
tict. took place fromO St. .i!thn! n
S rong con:duct inz the service there b
adat the grave in Bonaventu nre ( em- .v
:i!2C cone'iours.e in a: temizance. ti
Railroad Commission Reduces Freight
Franfort Ky. Spe i.-The
reat Crowds Present At The
EREMONIES WERE IMPOSING
Dronation Day Opened with Glow
ing Sun.. Norweigiaa Court Re
laxed Rules Governing Dress Be
cause of the Extreme Cold-Great
Throngs Line Streets.
Trondhjem, Norway. By Calle.
>ronation day opened with a ".low
.g but cold sun ~shining, inakiwg it
ccessary to wear overcoats and
inter clothing. The normal tem
rature in the cathedral previous-to
e ceremony was under 50 degrecs
id it was feared that many would
rry away a painful reminder (f the
ronation of King Haakon and
ueen Maud, although the Norwiegian
>ntt wisely relaxed the rules gover
The city was alive at an earl- hour
id by 8 o'clock the avenues re:.ching
the cathedral were 'filled with
raggling lines of people making for
e choisest points of vantage from
hich to see the members of the Royal
mily and distinguished guests. enter
Among the first to arrive wis the
>eeial envoy, Minister to S.veden.
r. Graves, Naval Attache Gibbons.
the United States at Londo;i and
rs. Gibbons; Major Gibson. Ani
ican military attache, at St. Peters
irg, who 'was accompanied by Mr.
id Mrs. William J. Bryant The
owd watched the party wii g.eat
terest. The visiting princes and
-incesses were cheered as they drove
ong the lane of troops and the band,
ationed opposite the canopied por
>n of the cathedral, played tie nat
nal anthem respectively, of each
untry represented by the erriving
abassy and at the same time the
oops presented arms.
The King and Queen. after a brief
lay in arranging the carriages and
.valry escort, started for tho cathe
'al, preceded by their sui:es. A
-eat cheer announced the doparture
the royal party. The King and
aee'n who rode in a closed stac
ach, both wore ermine robes, and
are bareheaded. They seeme-d grave
they arove toward the ca:hredral.
ic King smiled, however, ard salut
I in reply to salutations o.f the
When approaching the cathedral
eir majesties faced half a dozen
iotographie machines and a score
cameras. The procession moved
:wly. Handkerchiefs and flags
aved , but the crowd seemingly was
ipressed by the coming religious
remony. and .the people generally
are silent. Occasionally, however,
ere- was an outbreak of cheers.
The royal coach drawn by fonr
ndsome bays led by footmen, rec
e cathedral at 11: o 'cIock. where
c King and Queen were received
the clergy. When the royal party
tered, all present in the cathedral
ose and the ceremony 1:egan im
The completion of the crowning of
e King was communicated by two
my signallers. from the cathedra!
Hill batteries. The first. gun, an
uncing the tidings. boorned forth
stantly and then thiere v-as a roar
guns from ships and land batter
,3 and the bells of all eitv~ churches
gan ringing.. The sounds carried
e tidings over the city iand harbor
d the echoes were carried up and
iwn the Fjord. The crownine of
ieen Maud commenced irnmediately
terward. Her Majesty. who ic of a
turally timid and ietirinmg disposi
mn. barvely faced the cer:?mony., She
ked dainty and attractive.
Italy .to be Represented.
Norfolk. Specia.-Chairman C.
rooks Johnson. of the board of gov
nos of the Jamestown Exposition.
as notified through Assistant See
tary of State Bacon. that the Ital
n government has otlciilly accept
.the invitation to participate in the
imestown Exposition next year and
Ill sent a squadron of warships to
Lee Taken to Baltimore.
Baltimore. Special.\-W illiam Lee,
e negro indlicted in Sonerset coun
for asaulting two white women.
hich crime lhe con ?essed. was
-ought here from Norfolk, where he
is apprehended and rlaced in the
ty jIail for safe keeping- until his
al. This preuitioni was deemioe
(-eessary by h e authoritijes of Somer
t. county whiere the enltiro white
>l'ulation is grcatIly -.neen!5ed :n(!
rents of lynching~ were oJpenly be
Shot His Wife and HEer Niece.
Los Anugeles. Speciial.-W. F. Ke
ing shot and probaly fatally
r!unded his divorced wife anad her
eire. Miss~ B--ssie O'D ay. at thle
m1Ie of tiChe ormr KeI 'iring had
-en separated from is wift e j wo
-Is . L: t i he I-k:-d her to
li te p)ol1ie. As heC dijd soK
inz thrust the telephone from bei
mds and shot both wemen.
Case Against Stan~dard Oil.
SHIORT ORDER NEWS
Eitome of Current Happenings of
Interest Briefly Told.
John Joseph Kean. who kidnapped
S-vear-old Freddie 1uth in Philadel
pia. was sentenced to 20 years in
the penitentiary less than 24 hours
after his arrest.
The League of Republican Clubs
adjourned its Philadelphia convention
after adopting resolutions and elect
A secret room full of plate and
other valuables was found in the
Bronx mansion of old Mrs. Louise
Malcolm Stenton. wlioso daughter
Mrs. Alice C. D. Kennan, was found
mysteriously murdered June S.
A man who pleaded guilty to granC
larceny, beimr acelled of making
away with $100.000 worth of goods,
was -illowed to go free while an ex
coivict, who stole 25 cents, as sen
tenced to six years in the penitentia
Mrs. John N. Hood, at Asheville,
identified a photograph of "Lord
Douglas." also known as J. C. Caven
dish, as that of the man who married
The Pennsylvania Railroad Compa
ny is said to be prepared to aban
don the fight for the $10 deposit on
Two persons died in Brooklyn, N.
Y., after drk3.kiig cocktails supposed
to have citained wood alcohol.
With a Democratic majority in the
Senate it is thought improbable that
the new Republican Governor of Ohiu
w ill oust many of his predecessor':
It is reported that great improve
ments will be made in their terminal
facilities by railroads entering Rich
The Republicans of the First Coi
-ressional district nomuiated Wil
liam P. Hubbard to succeed Capt. R.
Dr. Arthur Grattan Cabell, of
Richmond, is dead.
The thirteenth annual convention
of the West Virginia Bankers' As
sociation began at Elkins.
Labor leaders are demanding ive
days' notice before injunctions are
ranted. a provision of the Railroad
late bill regarding rates fixed by the
Dr. Elmer E. Brown, of California.
has been appointed United States
Commissioner of Education to sue
ceed Dr. W. T. Harris.
Huntington Wilson, of Illinois, be
comes Third Assistant Secretary of
State. succeeding Herbert H. D.
Pierce, just made Minister to Nor
The House passed the compromise
meat inspect ion measure, which now
goes to conference.
The House passed a substitute Im
munity bill, the Revenue Cutter Ser
vice Efficiency bill and the Naval
Senator Knox spoke in the Senate
in favor of the lock type canal.
The opposition of Reprensentative
Champ (lark and others dlefeated the
bill Nto coin abraded silver dollars in
to subsidiary coin.
The massacre at Bialstok resulted
in the killine~ of about 300 persons.
nearly all of whom were Jews1
The lower house of th eRussian
Parliament concluded debate on the
agrarian qutestion. and sent it to a
In the British House of Commons
it was saidl that fully the canned
meat fed to the British army in South
Africa c-ame from America.
The American delegates to the cor
onation of King Haakon arrived at
A cloudburst caused much damage
in the southwestern part of Bohemia.
The Senate passed the Lake Erie
and Ohio Canal bili after making sev
The conferees on the Railroad Rate
bill have not reached an agreement
on the poits in dispute.
Secretary of the Navy Bonaparte
has modified the sentence of the
court-manrtial in thle case of Capt.
Perry Garst. of the battleship Rhode
Islanid. which grounded on York Spit.
Virginia a few weeks ago.
The House adjourned immed iately
a Eter announcemlent was made of the
(eath of Represenltative Lester. of
Georgia. Committees were appointed
in bo0th branches of Congress to at
tendI the funeral services at,Savan
pah on Wednesday.
Mr. JTohni D. Rockefeller has givenl
8250.000 to the naval branch of the
Yomll Men's Christian Associationi at
.A large er-ord a-ttcended Battle Day
jser(ises at Lynchhab~rg. Ya.
Members~ 0of Norfolk's Board of
(introlh drew lots to determine thew
I Igh ot their termis.
Mneh damaget~ was donei in Tirgin
inI antd est Ti:in:a by Suniday'
tor. Va.. was shot and ki!cd by mlen
omret~ comiuy. ilryihed. for as
salt. is still ini the Norfolk .iail.
Uorto R1 mel. ore thief, from Pren
hI n (qoun . Wes V~ irgiia. .imepm
l-ifom a trai whI~ile bei'eg taken to
M'enuidsv'il le Penitniry.
Gov JohnII MI. Patio (5)1Democnrat)
of C)hio. is deald. ie wvil 1be snee'1
Th[le (e.&brion~0I of the fi ftiethi an
n iverarv o 1he fi rs Republdien'a tA
tinl t.nve:ionI b~ega in hi
Trondh111jem. Norway. is alnmost.
reayv for the coronal~tiont of King Hlan
Th!irst l ist of stuperannliluitei cL
lege professors1 to beC pensioned under~
the t'.rnewr Fondation is announc
BRYAN THE LEADER
President Roosevelt Concedes
His Great Popularity
SAYS HE IS NOW CONSERVATIVE
The President Believes That the Dem
ocratic Nomination is Certain to
Go to the Twice-Defeated Candi
date in 1908-Taft the Only Man,
in Mr. Roosevelt's Judgment, Who
Can Beat Bryan.
New York. Special.-The Brooklyn
Eagle publishes the following dis
patch from Washington:
The recrudescence of William Jen
uings Bryan has not been lost upon
Theodore Roosevelt. The President
believes that the Nebraskan is cer
tain to get the Democratic nomina
1i'n for President in 190S, and he is
of the opinion that there is only one
mai !n the Republican party who can
beat Bryan. provided there should
bc to pronounced change in the tem
per ot the pub*ic between now and
The man who, in the judgment of
Mr. Roosevelt. stands between Brv
an and the Presidency is William
Howard Taft. Secretary of War.
Admits Bryan's Conservatism.
The President. in talking about the
pos)ibilitieS of 1908, admits to his
ends that Bryan is now a conserva
He believes that the former
*pstle of free silver and other rad
ieal prineles will in his next appear
ance hIfore the public pose as "safe
and e There is no disposition I
on the pmt t of the President to under
estinate the strength of Mr. Bryan.
He realizes that Bryan's views have
been broadened and his judgment ma
tured by the experience of the nast
ten years, and he acknowledges that
he i:a the respect and confidence of
1 large part of the people.
Work at Gaston Shcals.
Gaffney. S. C.. Special.-The sole
topic of conversation in Gaffney now
, the work that is being put in dai
lv at Gaston shoals, on Broad river.
in Cherokee county. Mr. Oscar
Shanks, a Pittsburg contractor. is
i. charge of the construction of the
immense power plant, that is to be
erected thEre and the financial end of
the deal is in the care of a number
of Pittsberg cspitalists. The stock
of the company is said to be $1,000.
000.: About 1.000 laborers will be
employed in the great work. This
means much to this city and Gaff
ney is naturally tremendously inter
ested. The work is one of vital in
terest, supplying as it will all the
nearby town with electric power.
Her First Ride on a Train.
Wilkes-Sarre. Pa.. Special.-Hei
first .trip on a railroad train so fright
ened 70-yea~r-cid Mrs. Charles Skin
ne~r, the wife of a jfarmer livin~g'
near Benton. Columbia county. that
she was overcome with fear, and the
train had to be stopped. Her son. I
after much persuasion. had induced
her to go to Danville to visit rela-1
tives, and they boarded the train at
Benton station. She had seen a train
hefore, but had never ridden in one.]
No sooner had it started than she
screamed with fright, and as the noise <
and the motion of the train increasedI
and the scenery began to rush past
she became frantic with fear, and im
plored the son to stop the train. Fear
ing that she woul die of fright. he had
the train stopped. and they alighted
after it had gone half a mile.
To Test 2-Cent Mileage Law.
Richmond. Ta.. Special.-The Corn
monwvealth's attorney of Staunton, on
information furnished by John W.
Chiurchman. author, of the two-cent
mileage rate law enacted by the Leg
islature. hqs filed comnplaints against
the Chesapeake & Ohio and Baltimore
& Ohio Railroads, which, in conjune
tion with the other roads in the
State. have ignored the enactment
that went into effect last Friday. The
r~ads claim that the -law. is uncon
stitutional, and the present proceed
ing is intended to test their conten- j
Bditorial Association Visits Stock
Chicago, Special.-Members of the
National Editorial Association ar-t
rived in Chicago from Winona Lake,
Ind. They wvere giveni a breakfast I
at the Press Club. where they were
addressed by Mayor Dunne and JTas. <
Hamilton Lewis. Later a visit wasi
paid to the sto'ck yards.
The J. S. Young Company. of Bal
timore, and the MacAndlrews and
Forbes Company. wixth certain ofleers.
were indieted in New York. ehared
with violating the Anti-Trust law in
the licoriee paste buwiness.
The crew and one passenger of the
Italian steamer Tineenzo Bonanno,
~shore near Fire Island light, were
takent off in the breeches buoy and
.John .Joseph Kean. a former book
keeper of the Harlem River Bank.
it New York. where he is under in
t?ennnti ont the chIarge of stealing
res'~ . int Piiadnehiia for kidnapping
bor xn w ' retredi to his parentt.
The'- Pen'nsy'.va'.ia Raiilroad has ar
'4" ed to 'platc with lF:vnteh banks
Si-'-ne of~ .5t.000f4.1)00 in :: :1-4 peri
(Co!.\ W.Lumnpkin. a Confederate
idler en ttred the camipaign in Southi
Carolia for Senator Tillmen's seat.
SPEAKS FOR HIMS t
raking for His Text the Statement
That He is Being Described as
Conservative, Nebraskan Declares
That 'Eadical measures Against
Private Monopolies Are Necessary
to Save Legitimate Wealth From.
,Trondhjem, Norway, By Cable.
William J. Bryan has arrived here
o attend the coronation of King Haa
ion. Mr. Bryan,. taking for his text
he statement that he was being de
cribed as conservative, said:
" I am not responsible for the
hrases used in regard to me; but
[ am responsible for my position on
?ublie questions. That position
>ught to be well known. Take the
rust question for instance, as it
seems uppermost just now. My po
ition is, that private mononoly is in
lefensible and intolerable. That
,vas the Democratic platform in 1900
ind the plank was incorporated in
904 and it is the only tenable posi
"There is' some talk of controll
ng the trusts-you might as well talk
>f controlling buiglary. We do not
ay mer. shall not steal a little bit,
yr in some particular way; but that
thcy shall not steal at all. It is so
>f private monopolies. It is not suf
icient to control or regulate them
:hey must be absolutely and totally
estroyed. Corporations should be
!ontrolled and regulated, but private
onopolies must be exterminated,
oot and branch. Now you can call
that a radical doctrine. Yet it is
nore .conservative to apply this rem
dy now than to wait until predato
y wealth has by its lawlessness
>rought odium on legitimate accumu
"What usei to be caUed' radical
s row called conservative because
eople have been investigating. The
ioctrine has not changed but public
entiment is making progress."
Mr. and Mrs. Bryan will spend a
eek in Norway and will then-go to
HAIL THREE FEET DEEP.
rerriffice Storm Sweeps Over Por
tion of Orange County, Causing
Thou sands of, Dollars Worth. of
Damage to Crops;'
Durham, Special.-From parties
ho were in the city today particu
ars of a hail storm -that did great
lamage in the northern part of Or
nge county Tuesday night were
earned. The loss was something
'earful, large pjanters losing every
hing. The hail belt was from three
~uarters to amile in width, The
torm did not -last more than 15 or
0 minutes. In that length of time
housands of dollars worth of prop
~rty was destroyed. "In some
laces,'' said M.r. Si. T.'Pittard, who
ost his entire crop of. tobieco, oats,
otton and corn, "the ice was. piled
hree feet deep yesterday , morning.
['his was in ditches, or places where
: was rifted.'' Continuing, he said
hat, yesterday morning one of his
eighbors gathered a guano sack full
f the hail stones and carried them
o Hillsboro, a distance of 11 miles.
'When he reached Hillsboro,"'said
nly informant, "the stones were as
arge as guinea eggs. This gives you
ome idea of the size of tuie stones
ihen they fell, these being gathered
Lfter lying on the ground all night."
Telling of some of the losers, Mr.
ittard said that he lost his entire
rop of tobacco, 90,000 hills; all his
orn, oats and cotton. Fate Cooper
ost from S0,000 to 90,000 hills of
obacco, Joe Hurst from 50,000 to
0,000 hills, Rufus Wilkins 35,004
~ils. John Saterfield, D. L. eW
Villiam Ellison, Will Wrigit, Chas.
ilson, Mrs. Andersen-and numbers
f others lost plaetically their entire
rp. All of these parties lost corn,
otton and oats, in addition to the
arge loss on the tobacco crop.
The first hail belt was 11 miles
iorth of Hillsboro. near Carr's post
iffice. Here the belt was little more
han a half mile wide. At Caldwell?
Sdistance of nine or ten miles, the
0s was fearful. The average width
rf the belt was probably from three
uarters to one mile. The storm
vent intowards the western part of
One year ago this same section was.
isited by a fearful hail -storm anr
ind storm and the damage occasion
d to the tobacco crop was fearfuL
'his year some of those who lost
tyear ago are again losers, but in
nost instances the storm belt was
little removed from the old belt
md the losers thi/' year .as af rule..
tre those who escaped the destrue-4
v storm a year ago.
Mr. Pittard ssaid that he did not
:nowv what the farmers in this belt
~ould do. The oat crop is not worth
utting~ and the corn is left stand
g in many instanlces- without a
ingle blade left on the walks.
China Pays for Missionaries.
Paris, By Cable.-Chinsa signed a
reaty according complete satisfac
ion to France for the massaere of~
i: French Jesuit missionaries et
an-Cang Kiang-Si pro-vince irn
ebruary last. China $200,00 indem
mitv to the mission and 54'X0.000 in
Icmnity to the deceased nissionaries'
amilies. brilds a memcrial hospital..
.d punishes the ring-lenders of the
Town of 13000 Destroyed.
New Orleans Special.-Cablegrams
'eporting the destruction of Sazua
a Grande a town aK about 13.000
habitants in Sank. Cn:-a province..
uba, were recived here by Stauffer.
lelman & Compa::y. Two messazces
rere received. the first announei~z
ht the town had been flooded and
he second saying that it had been~
urely destroyed by fire. The mnes
a es came from the firm 's represen -
.:tive at Havana. No additional in
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