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t~40614 By Char,
HE best geologic
T stratified rocks
thing over 100,0
tioned, the gene
for the most par
given above. D
Paleozoic time at about 30,000,000
of Cenozoic time, 3,000,000 years,
Recently, however, there has
quence an assemblage of rocks o
agreed in placing the time equival
at least, to the entire time that i
ozoic era. Taking into considera
doubled, and reaches very nearly
Biolbgists tell us that at the
was already nine-tenths differentia
prior to this during which jrgani
ments were laid down, that was v
was not ten times as long as fron
ures cited might suggest, but it c
From all these different sourc
If we consider the ratios, we get 1
38, Paleozoic time 28, Mesozoic ti
total number of years somethin.; I
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1 Long for )
_0 o***& WISH every one
year, waiting fo
couraged or buc
these questions <
with honesty, ar
ter into a strugi
consists of so m
Is my repuls
and instinct with me, or is it the i
Are my reserve and my self-re
Ing and chiv'alrous manner which
Is what I call my tolerance th<
at life, or am I so proud of being
what others do, and believe, bordei
Have I the judgment and poi!
see it, and not to let myself be tz
Is it easy for me to tell a lie?
easy for me to lie when it is convi
The pity is that a young won
tions exist until experience has r
that when the wise one who has
when such a one tries to tell her h
the would-be teacher's lips only th
* * from her childhood.-Success.
e& And the4
som By Presiden
-- HE best man for
would take it an
to the amount o:
to provide for h:
II suitable provisi,
jj~jJcomes chiefly fr<
and sense of acd
' The working
the justice in paying the president
company $300 a day; and he never
man can fairly earn such a salary,
manager should be proportionate t
manages, while the workman's wi
individual daily productiveness; a
The first duty of a corporation
ternal conditions which will pron
working people. Every corporatic
men freedom for the play of indivi
competent workman the hope and
In the next place, every corpo:
its employes steady employment,
for family life, and securing a resi
tion. Again, every corporation s
agxnin~gs of wages beyond the pern
I Weigh th
? By Congressma
+44 OBTAINED from
* ,i the weighing of
- + seph. Mo., over ti
*. * district in which
+ * statement-the'y
+++++++++ secutive days-th~
of mail from Qui
*++++++ pounds. Now, th~
the first station
sixty days. In order to obtain th(
pounds by the distance between Qi
half miles. Then they add the 136(
That serves as a basis for compu1
station, which Is Palmyra. Then
which intervene between West Qu
weight for that distance. At Palm:
pnt on and some mail taken off.
and add that to the amount of mail
Palmiyra. They keep up the proces
on incoming mail. Then they sad
outgoing, and divide It by the who
and St. Joseph. Mo.
LIKED BY BRIDES.
A new idea in wedding gifts
white china in single pieces or s
with the bride's monogram in gi
and narrow gold rims and handles:
the decoration. Pieces of the chc
est china and the most artistic a
beautiful shape are selected and 1
gift cannot fail to please the mi
it takes 40,000 tons of copper
month to satisfy home and forei;
re Aow Put at
res Rollin Keyes. 06O
al estimates of the age of our globe are in
From the time when the record of the
begin to the present, the figures are some
00,000 years. While some of the estimates
y both above and below the period men
ra! results ire not materially affected.
a ago, calculations of the earth's age were
t, vary much less than one-half of tne figure r
ana, for instance, computed the length of
years; of Mesozoic time, 9,000,000 years, and
making in all 48,000.000 years.
been found beneath the vast Faleozoic se
E enormous extent. All geologists are now
ent of these pre-Cambrian clastics as equal, S
as elapsed since the beginning of the Pale- s
tion this fact, even Dana's estimated is -
he 100,000,000 riark.
beginning of Paleozoic time life in general
ted. There must have been a period of time e
a forms flourished, and during which sedi- t
ery, very long. This early period, possibly, a
i Cambrian times to the present, as the fig- j
ertainly was at least two or three times as
gs one can arrive at a comparative scheme. v
or Archeozoic time 23, for Proterozoic time
ae 8, Cenozoic time 3, and we obtain for the
ike 150,000,000.-American Monthly Review
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ew York City t
Dimies Denison. 4
of the great company of girls at home this
r their chance, cr spending their first dis- s
yant days in New York City, might write r
)n the tablet of her heart, and answer them u
d thereby know her exact equipment to en
;le of which she knows nothing, and which
uch more than the. daily bread. These are
[on for any form of the risque a real feeling
esult of breeding?
spect sufficient to win for me the unpresum
I have always been shown by men in my
result of sober judgment and a broad look b
tolerant, that some of my attitudes towards i
- on looseness of vision?
e to recognize ugliness as ugliness when I y
ght that some ugliness is beauty in alien t
It may be that I do not lie often, but is it
tan usually does not know that these ques
wealed each one to her. The pity of it is
been through it all and knows the j.ruth,
w vital these questions are, there spring tE
e old cant phrases which the girl has heard s
lest Ma- ~
t Eliot, of Harvard.
any large service is the man who has such D
mnd faculty for that kind of work that he s'
d 'keep it without any very keen attention
salary, provided the amount be sufficient c
m a suitable mode of comfortable life and I
: for old age or disability. His reward 7
>m gratified ami/tion, possession of power E
man who earns $2 cr $3 a day cannot see g
of a railroad, of a bank, or of an insurance
will see it. He will never believe that any t
He will never admit that the salary of a
the agglomerated bulk of the business he
ges remain proportionate only to his own
nd herein the working man is right.
toward its employes is to provide those ex
Lote health, cheerfulness ,and vigor in the
n should endeavor to secure for its work
dual powers, and should keep before every
expectation of improving his lot as time
ration should try its best to procure for all 6
thereby promoting satisfactory conditions
ent population instead of a nomad popula- s]
ould study the means of prolonging thes
d of greatest efficiency.
e U. S.Mails v
n Lloyd, of Missouri.3
the post office department a statement of d
te mails between Quincy, Ill., and St. Jo
e Burlington route, which runs through the
[ am specially concerned. I find from that
require mail to be w-ighed for sixty con- a
at there~' was sent out an aggregate amoutt
acy, starting toward St. Joseph, of 811,000 r
ere was put on at West Quincy, which is s
after leaving Quincy, 1.360 pounds in the
compensation. they multiply that 811,000
incy and West QuIncy, which is two and a
pounds which was put on at West Quincy.
ation between West Quincy and the next
nultiply that sum by the number of miles d
incy and Palmyra. That determines the ci
rra there was a very large amount of mall P
They find the difference between the two
that was carried between West Quincy and A
s to the end. The same course Is pursued
these several sums together, Incoming and
le dance, or 200 miles, between Quincyh
THE WRONG THING.
! "Professor," said Mrs. Lyon-Hun
ets ter, "I want to present Mr. Bull. Prof.
>d Dumproser, Mr. Bull. The professor
:or is the author of that learned treatise
i-e- upon 'Genius: A Species of Insan
d ity.' "i
hs I "A~h!'' exclaimed Mr. Bull, "charm- ti
st eie: Always delighted to meet a gen- b
fus like you sir."-Catholic Standardi "
arnd Tir:.es. D
Thepooestkind of a man is the
i[WS IN SHORI ORDEt
3pitome of Current Happenings of
Interest Briefy Told.
The Russian Land Commission is
[eadlocked on the question of how the
xpropriation of land shall be carried
Disorders among the peasants ir
lifferent parts of Russia are growing
Emperor William of Germany vis
ted King Haakon of Norway al
China's volunteer soldiers ar<
eaching a high state of efficiency.
The steamer Fishren sank after col.
isoii with the steamer Langdale ii
he British channel.
With the tariff as the main issue
ore interesting corollary issucs are
pringing up to be fought out-.in the
oming Congressional and Presiden
Some remarkable figures on the
rowth of the exports and imports of
he United States in the last 10 years
re given in an official monograph
The movement of New York .bro
ers to- establish direct connections
-ith Washington is taken to mean a
esire on their part to keep in touch
rith changes in the Administration's
ttitude toward the trusts and other
Editor Henry Watterson predicts
bat the next tikets will be Roose
elt against Bryan and thht the form
r will suffer a death blow to his am
ition from the anti-third-term sen
The fight of E. H. Harriman
gainst Stuyvesant Fish for the con
rol of the Illinois Central Railroad
A lone highwayman held up five
tage coaches in Yosemite Valley and
elieved the passengers of their val
Organization Manager C. R. Scrug
am defends the international policy
olders' committee. which is trying
: wrest controf of the New York Life
ud Mutual Insurance Companies
rom the present management.
Secretary Root reached San Juan,
'orto Rico, the cruiser Charleston
aving irade a record from New York
> that port.
Col. George C. Cabell, Jr.. will this
-eek open the-three-cornered fight for
he seat of Congressman Maynard,
f the Second Virginia district.
J. C. Darnell was held in $1,00 bail
t Fairmont to answer a charge of
It is understood that Col. Joseph
utton, appointed Insurance Commis
ioned b- the Virginia Legislature,
ill ask a mandamus from the Sn
reme Court to compel his qualifica
Eon by the Corporation Commission.
The Fourth of July was generally
bserved in Manila.
An inspection of Chicago baker
is showed many of them to be un
Dr. Harry Friedenwaid, of Balti
iore, was re-elected president of the
merican Federation of Zionists.
The Central Conference of Ameri
an Rabbis received a number of com
rttee reports and took action on
ame of them.
Action was taken to revoke the
harters of the French Lick Springs
[otel Company, of which Thomas
'aggart is president, and the Baden
prings Hotel Company, both at
'rench Lich, Ind., it being alleged
ambling is allowed on the primises.
Fears are entertained for the safe
e of the steamer America, which
~ft Mediterranean ports with 130
ersons on board bound for New
The Arlon Singing Society of Bal
more took part in the prize singing
r the first class of organization at
President Roosevelt disposed of a
>t of accumulated oorrespondence at
The -Lafayette collection of relics
2own at the Chicago Exposition was
ld at auction in London for $27,,
Secretary Bonaparte has invited
bipuilders to debate their own and
thers' bids for battleship construe
on and the reedmmendatio'ns of the
avl Construction Board.
A night session of the Russian
abinet was held, but the nature of
e discussion was not disclosed.
The French Chamber of Deputies
nulled the election of Count Boni
Rev. J. W. Jenkins, D. D., superin
ident of the Methodist Orphanage,
t Raleigh, N. C., and a veteran
[ethodist minister, died at hiis home
1 Raleigh on July Fourth of paraly
Two more Warsaw policemen were
mrdered by Russian teorists.
In an interview in London Hon.
Eiliam J. Bryan said the list of cn
idates should be open until the time
>mes to choose a candidate for the
For its white populatic' South
finca is perhaps the greatest 1nar-ket
the world for musical instrument.
spends for them $1,000,000 a year.
alf of which is for pianos.
Veteran Tobacconist Dead.
Danville, Special.-News has been
~ceived here of the death in Wilson,
.C., of Edward M. Pace, who was
r years a prominent and influential
tizen of Danville. He had construct
e first briek tobacco warehouse ever
ilt in the city, and his enery and
ork had much to (do with makinig
anville a tobacco centre. Fifteen
~ars ago he mnoved to Lynchbuirg
her-e lie opened what was knowni a,
WAGES ARE RAISED
fall River Owners Concede a
LARGE NUMBER ARE INCLUDED
About 45,000 Operatives are Bene
fitted. Since First of Year 165,
.000 Textile Operatives in New Eng
land Have Been Granted Increas
Boston. Special.-An advance of 5
per cent iu wages in the Cotton Mills
in 30 or more cities. towns and vil
lages of Southern Massachusetts and
Rhode Island, went into effect Mon
About 45.000 operatives are bene
fitted. Since the inception of the up
ward movement in mill wages early
in the year, 165,000 textile operatives
in New England States have had
their pay advanced five to 14 per cent.
Of the total number 110,000 work in
the cotton mills, and about 55,000 in
the woolen mills. and worsted plants.
All the cotton mills in Fall River
increased their wages 10 per cent. a
week ago, with the exception of the
Fall River Iron Works Mills which
- were paying 10 per cent more than
the other factories. This brought the
weaving schedules to the basis which
existed before the reduction of 1904.
Today the Fall River Iron Works
4 which are controlled by M. C. D.
Borden of New York. made a further
advance which a-rain places wagec
in Mr. Borden's mills higher than,
those paid in other factories. The
Tron Works. Cotton Mills employ
about 5,000 hands.
Needs More $5 Bills.
Washington, Special. - Secretary
Shaw has issued an appeal to the na
tional banks to assist the government
in suplying the pressing demfnd for
notes of small denominations. He
has sent to all national banks a let
ter requesting them to issue as much
as possible of the aggregate of their
circulating notes in five dollar bills,
indicating to them that there is more
profit in the issuance of such notes
than in putting out notes of larger
denominations. The secretary says
the treasurer of the United States'is
unable to meet the pressing demand
for notes of small denominations.
The law permits the national banks
to issue one-third their circulating
notes in five dollar bills. The aggre
zate outstanding is little over $500,
000.000. Instead of one-third there
is but $75,000,000 in fives. The addi.
tional $90,000,000 fives would greatly
relieve the situation. The secretary
says if the banks will exercise little
tare and pay over theil counters on
ly natiwnal banic notes they will
greatly assist- in times of monetary
stringency. National bank notes are
not available for reserve arnd are val
nable only when in aetiiM use.
Admiral Rojestvensky Acquitted.
.Cronstadt, By Cable.--Admiral Ro
jesevensky was acquitted. Rojest
vensky's trial on the charge of sur
rendering to the enemy after the bat
tle of the Sea of Japan before court
martial July 4. The court deliberat
ed nearly ten hours. Four officers of
the torpedo boat destroyer Bedovi,
who were placed on trial with the Ad.
miral, were found guilty of having
premeditatively surrendered the Be
dovi and all four were condemned to
death by shooting. But, on account
of extenuating circumstances the Em
peror will be requested to commute
the sentences of the four officers to
dismissal from service and to be de
prived of certain rights which they
would otherwise enjoy.
Over a Milion Immigrants.
New York, Special.-Just 1,062,
354 immigrants entered the United
States through this past fiscal year
ending June 15th, an increase of 199,
075 over last year. The largest num
ber 222,606 came from Southern Italy.
The Hebrews were second with 125,
000. The immigrants brought with
them a total of $19,000,000.
Congressman Adams Dead.
Chicago, Special. - Congressman
Adams, of Wisconsin, died in the
Auditorium Hotel. He had been ill
several weeks. Mr. Adams was a
member of the 58th Congress and
was re-elected to the 59th.
Charles Earle Appointed.
Oyster Bay, Special.-The Presi
dent appointed Charles Earle solicit
or for the department of Commerce
and Labor to succeed Edwin W.
Sims, recently appointed United
States district attorney in Chicago.
Conference in Thaw Case.
New York, Special.--An important
conference, from the view point of the
defense in the Thaw case was held
in the Tombs. Those present in ad
dition to Thaw, were his wife and
former Judge Olcott, leading attorney
for the defense. It is reported as a
'esult of the conference Thaw with
drew his opposition to entering the
plea of emotianal insanity when the
case comes to trial.
The Margarita on Fire.
New York, Special.-The Clyde
Line steamer Carib. from Georgetown.
and Wilmington. reports having sight
ed the Uruguayan bark Margarita on
fire at sea off the Delawvare capes. The
Margarita left Philadelphia July 2
bound to Halifax. There was no si!en
of life on board. The v'esel wis
blazing fiercely aft. From the main
mast forward everything was untouch
ed by fire. The crewv were apparently
taken off by a passing vessel.
RESTORED TO DONOR
Last Act in Celebrated Dreyfus
TWELVE YEARS OF DISHONOR
Amid Scenes o fthe Wildest Enthu
siasm Dreyfus Was Absolutely
Cleared of Every Charge Which
Has Hung Over Him For 12 Years
-Termination of One of Most Not
ed Cases in World's History-He
' Will Be Returned to Army Probab
ly as Lieut. Col. of Artillery.
Paris, By Cable.-The Supreme
Court announced the decision annul
ling the condemnation of Dreyfus
without a re-trial.
The effeet of the decision is the
complete vindication of Dreyfus, en
titling him to restoration to his rank
in the army as though he had never
The Scene Impress:ve. -
The scene was one of the most im
pressive dignity. The Court, consist
ing of 49 judges, gowned in flowing
red robes, soleinniv mounted the
bench. Deep silence prevailed as the
presiding judge read the lengthy de
cision, minutely reviewing the series
of sensational events of the last 12
years, and completely disculpating
Dreyfus of all wrong doing, freeing
him of the accusation of being the
author of the famous incriminating
documents, on which the entire charge
was founded and ordering the annull
ment of all juidgment of Rennes Court
Martial with the publication of the
final announcement of his innocence
in 50 newspapers to be chosen by
The reading of the decision lasted
an hour and it was only at the close
that the spectators realized the sweep
ing nature of the vindication. As the
final determination was announced
there was a buzz of excited comment
and some exclamations of approval,
which the court officers sternly re
Matthews Dreyfus hastily despatch
ed a messenger to bear the good
news to Captain Dreyfus and Ma
Outsie tlp oourt crows receiv
ed the decision without making any
His Banik in Army.
The circumstances of Dreyfus re
turning to the army have not been
determined but it is expected that he
will take the grade of Lieut. Colonel
of artillery, which he would have
reached if the service had not been
The Cabinet will hold a special ses
sion to determine on the course to
Already it has been determined that
besides the restoration of Dreyfus to
te army a special bill will be present
ed to Parliament authorizing the Min
ister of war to restore Colonel Pic
quart, whose sense of justice brought
about the quashing of the verdict, of
the Rennes court martial to the army
from which 'he was degraded owing
to charges which he brought- against
the late Col. Henry.
Dreyfus said: "I have nothing to
say against my accusers. Being again
an officer I am obliged to obey the
army regulations of silence and I am
inexpressibly thankful to all who as
sisted in maintenance of the truth.''
Three. Ladies Injured.
Winston-Salem, Special .- While
three ladies were driving from Rural
Hall to Vade Meeum Springs last
week the team became frightened and
ran away. Miss Fannie Cozart of
Durham had her left limb broken,
Miss Bain of Greensboro had one
hand broken or sprained, the other
lady Those name is not learned sus
tained painful bruises.
Kills Wife and Children.
Charleston, S. C., Special-A spe
ial to The Evening Post from Wal
terboro says that J. W. Irnegan, a
well-to-do white farmer of Colleton
county, killed his wife and four chil
ren, braining them with an axe at
their home twenty miles from Wal
terboro. He then went to a neigh
bor's house and told of his deed.
Neighbors brought him to Wa-lterbo
ro jail, Irnegan says he killed his
family. but does not know why. He
is a native of Sweden. Some years
ago he tried to cut his throat, and
is believed to be insane.
Spartanburg, Special.-The list of
losses sustained by the defalcation of
former Treasurer Hughes, of the Un
ion Building & Loan is now complete,
the meeting of the stockholders of
series Nos. 4 and 5 having been held
nd the figures of the expert examin
ed. The amount is $60,00S.17, which
s considerably more than the figures
santained in the first reports.
The Union Stock Yards.
Chicago, Special.-Secretary Wil
son, continued the investigation on
:he union stock yards and made a
trip through several plants before
reakfast. He expressed himself as
satisfied -.ith what he saw. "It
seems to me.'' said the Secretary,
"That the packers are working with'
:ommndable vigor to make improve
ents arnd I understand there will be
o let up in the~ work until they have
ixed1hins a the Government want.
CAROlIM YA. [DITORS
Ndrth Carolina and Virginia . Press
Associations Hold Annual Joint
Session at Mecklenburg Hotel-Ex
cursion Trip to Boston.
Chase City, Va., Special.-The
North Carolina and Virginia Press
Associations met in joint session at
the Mecklenburg Hotel Friday morn
ing with a good attendance. Two
sessions were held at which several
excellent papers were read. At night
Mr. Polk Miller addressed the asso
ciation and Rev. A 0. Atkinson de
livered the annial oration. Invita
tions were received to meet next year
at Kenilworth Inn. Asheville, and also
at the Jamestown Expcsitica. This
matter will be left to the executive
com mittee. The editors will leave
Monday for Boston, via Norfolk,- on
an excursion. All are charmed with
the entertainment at this famous ho
New Bern, Special.-A white man
by the name of Cicero Buck, an em
ploye of the Blades Lumier Company,
suffered a serious and perhaps fatal
accident. The mill had shut down
for the purpose of undergoing re
pairs in the engine department, and
had just started up. _Mr. Buck at
tempted to pass between the opening
between the upper and lower section
of the belt, which was moving slowly,
but in doing so be lost his balance,
and being caught by the belt was
borne onward to the wheel. His dan
ger was then noted by another labor
er who gave the alarm, but not be
fore Buck was terribly crushed. He
was taken to the Stewart sanitarium
for treatment. He is internally in
jured and his recovery is very doubt
Librarians to Asheville.
Chapel Hill, Special.-The delega
tion representing the North Carolina
Library Association at the twenty
eighth annual meeting of the Ameri
can Library Association at Narragan
sett Pier, R. I., June 29 to July 6th,
has juit returned to the State very
much elated over the fact that Ashe
ville was chosen as the place of meet
ing for 1907. The delegation, compos
ed of Mrs. Annie Smith Ross, of the
Cariegie Library, Charlotte, presi
dent of the North Carolina Library
Association; Dr. Louis R. Wilson. of
'the University Library and secretary
of the State association, and Mr. W.
F. Randolph, secretary of the Ashe
ville board of trade, received such
hearty support from a large number
of Southern State associations and
educational leaders in presenting the
claim for Asheville and the South at
large, that the executive council of
the American Library Association
could not do otherwise than give
Asheville the next meeting.
Guatemala Pushing War.
Washington, Special-A cablegram
received at. the State Department
from Minister Merry, at San Salva
dor, states that continuous fighting
is proceeding on the border line be
tween Guatemala and Salvador; also
that' the Guatemialan troops have
crossed the line into Honduras. This
+-tter is understood to be part of the
Guatemalan attac on the fugitives
of Reg-alado 's army after that leader
New York, Special.-The first bale
of this year's 'cotton croy sold at
auction in front of the cotton ex
change and brought 24 cents per
pound. It was shipped from Falfur
rias, Star county, Texas. It will be
shipped to Liverpool.
To Tow the America to New York.
Norfok, Special.-The bie Norfolk
wrecking steamer, Resceue, of the Mer
ritt & Chapman Derrick and Wreck
ing Company. sailed from here for
Bermuda for the purpose of .towing.to
New York the disabled Fabre Line
steamship America, which was last
week towed to Bermuda with a brok
en shaft by an Italinn steamship. 11
days overdue at New York.
New Lexington Enterprise.
has been made to the State to charter
the Piedmont Marble and Granite
Company.. of Lexington, to engage in
the business of making monuments
and tombstones. The authorized cap
ital stock is $10,000, but the new
company will commence business with
$1.500 paid in. The new company
will succeed to the business of the
Lexington branch of the Carolina
Marble and Granite Company, of
Statesville. The incorporators are
Messrs. Zeb Deaton. T. S. F. Dor
sett and J. W. Crowell.
Hanging at Newport News.
Newport News, Special.-Andrew
L. Davenport, negro, was hanged at
4.59 Friday morning for the murder
of William Thomas, negro, January
last. He made a confession. although
maintained his innocence up to the
last. The murdered man 's life was
insured in Davenport's favor for $1.
000. The man was sho to death and
his body found by boys in a deserted
Drowned in James River.
Richmond, Special.-Large partieu
are searching for the bodies of Johr
Gordon and Miss Satterfield, two well
known young Richmond society peo
pe drowned while on a laneh party
down the James river. The accident
was dlue to the launch careening while
in the wash of the steamer Pocha
hotas. Three of the party was.
thrown from the roof of the craft, but
SE. TAFT'S SPEECH
Cabinet Member's Address to
Nsrth Carolina Republicans
COUNSELS THEM TO HARMONY
The Secretary of War Emphasis the
Importance of Breaking the Solid.
South, But Says as Long as the Re
publican Party in This-Section Rp
resents Little Save a Factional
Chase*for Federal OfficfsinW Which
Business Men a& iKe of Stbstance
in the community Have No Desire
to Enter and in the Result of Which
They Have No Interest, "We May
Except the Present Political Condi
tions of 'the South t6 doiiimUe.'
Greensboro, N. C., Special.-The
most interesting feature of the Repub
lican State. convention here :was the
address by Secretary of War, William*
$. Taft. The address was in part as
"Republicans .of North Carolina:
"When your committee did me the
honor to'ask me to address the Re.
publican convention of North Caro
lina, they advised me that the politi
cal situation was such that if a prop
er effort were made at the coming
election, it wold be possible to carry
the State for the Republican party,
and that in that effort they felt they
were entitled to the sympathy and
assistance of Republicans throughout
the country.. The apeal had con
vincing weight with me, for I be
lieve that nothing that could hap'
pen in the politics of this country
would work greater advantage to the
country at large, and to the South in
particular, tha:a the breaking up of ,
what has been properly known as the
"Solid South. I say this in no par
tisan spirit, for I am not one of those
who think that this result would
necessarily increase the probability
of the continuance in power of the
Republican party. The solidity of the
South while it has assured to the
Democratic party a certain number
of Congressmen and a certain -num
ber of electoral votes, has in a meas.
are furnished its own antidote by re
straining many voters in the North,
who might have left the Republican
party but for what they -regard as
the injustice and danger of Southern
Here Secretary Taft referred to the
disfranchisement of the negro, show
ing that this was not approved by the
people of the north. Concerning -the
present day South he said!
''The white people of the South are
a homegeneous people, mutch more
likely to cherish traditions and re
tain customs and opinion of the past
than the people of the North of more
mixed descent. Hence it takes a long
time to convince the white people ofr
the South, intelligent, clear-headed'
and energetic as they are, that the
cry of negro domination, so often
merely fr thr ups
their vote o'n the .Democratic side
and has no real jurisdiction in fact.
As long as the years immediately foi
lowing the war, their agriculture lan
guished, their mines remained un
opened, their factories were few in*
number, and the prosperity of the
country seemed confined to that part
of it lying north of Mason's and Dix
on's line, it'was easy, by appeals to
recollections of the ciril war and the
unfortunate sequence of reconstrue
tion. to fill the ranks of the lhmo
cratie army and maintain the solid
ty of the South. But nw, during.
the last decade, an unprecendenied e. .
riod of prosperity has come for the'
fair Southern States."
The Secretary then led off into the
body of his speech, showing what the.
present administration and the- past
.congress have done for the couintry.
He argued that it is now 'time f'or a.
break in the solidity of the -Soufih,
that the best interests of the whole
country demands it, and .that. North
Carolina is good republican ground.
Concerning the republican position
on the trust question he said:
"It has been the habit of the. Dem
oeratic party to attack the Republi
can party as favoring trusts and cor
porations, and opposed to the* labor
ing man. Nothing could be farther
from the fact. The record of that
party shows that the only substanrial
steps which have ' been really taken
to stop the abuses and oppression at
tempted by the irresponsible hold
ers of the great wealth and corporate
power, have been by the Republinan
party and there is no more brilliant
and successful exponent o fthis policy
than Theodore Roosevelt. His declar
ations made before the election are
being enforced and put into practi
after the election.'
Mr. Taft argued that the repub
cans were not to be criticised for t
seeming extravagance of the
congress; that the expenditures ma
were made necessary by the needs
Secretary Taft left Monday nig
on a special train for his home an
thence to keep an engagement in 0
Was it Suicide?.
New York, Special.-Helen Ho!
a young woman found dead from:
asphyxiation in a room at. thep
cal and surgical institute, where
was employed as nurse, may
been a victim of a murder, in
opiriion of the coroner, who is in
tigating the case. He ha.s direc
the police to hold up the funeral u
some additional light is thrown. on
woman's death, the cause of w.
was given as suicide.