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Scientific Phonetic I
of the Simplified Sp,
C l By Ben jan
" T is true that the ou
0 ing; it is unfortun
not wholly unphone
view little less t'ian
::reform it phonetical
ation of the great n
words, because it w
alphabet. To say.
struction should be
goal to which a gradual approach m
substitution of prolonged confusion a
olution. But that the great mass 0f
bury has said, have lost the phonetic
gradually, through a transition period
ic habits, their prejudices and their <
or that of their grandchildren, may as
seems to them utterly repulsive, is a
unless one relies upon the scientific a,
on one's knowledge of human nature.
The full recognition of this fact
chiefly distinguishes its program and
All of its members. probably neartil3
may expect or hope that some time
raphy; but they are agreed that it n
principles in any reform for which i
abandoned the standard of the earlier
of attack and the plan of campaign.
who are interested in their wo'rk and
Using a Gia
HERE are two caase
call for exposure au
and the second is t
1J~Iadvantage of a weal.
In the future w
- see a legal rate of
sentiment against 1
against the misuse
person will be allov
act exorbitant profits from the peopl
legal right to use his great physical
'In the savage state a person us
chooses, but in a civiilzed communitl
the wishes and needs of the com.mu
on the brutal exercise of physical for
and control the brutal (I know cf i
Let me illustrate: I am a person
strength and have a fair amount of
wealth by physical force and anothe
class is as harmful as the other to tl
Every person endowed with ext:
to compensation for all the extra ser
,owments, but he has no right to use
his wealth unless we go back to a
.HATEVER the pen
F~1may have been a
there is a tremende
'eeling a musicalu
- marine earthquake.
The trouble hit
II'~'~Iof a fibre that was
not of flannel, and
have simply been 1
bricks without straw, to go to musi,
the telephone, the tyepwriter andt
to give us leisure -to take up music
We are beginning to learn that
hIusk, and Nellie Was a Lady are all
* and more interesting things in musi
- There is an expression which n
ately fond of music but I don't uti
can't tell why."
This speech has become a by wo
cates a widespread cc-ndition that
America as a nation is "passionately
tion a. the means of expression.-Go
~ ~.HAVE seen a few w
4so utterly lost to d
I the friendly attenti
igashamed in the
*4++~4+4fit for expansion.3
'~tbetter of himself-1
am, I am not so ba<
dog; and a dog is no hypocrite: ther
nizes." The fellow is a little surpris
For my own part, I have learned
they set me the example in earlyc
through his disgrace and disaster. I
bility of character to me for the firsi
saw it first in a dog. If I have enteri
If I have initiative, so had may first d<
If I am patient in adversity and Wil
have acquired his poise of mind het
watchful over weakness intrusted tc
guarding my beloved. if.I have the<
heroic instinlcts, I could havc had ::o
Prcstid'igitateur (during his granr
gold-piece act): I could take twent:
dollar gold-pieces from your poiket a
See'dy Individu:tl: Glo ahea I p:ard
I'll give ye half.-Nev: York Weeki,
"Old Jonas Lie." the most ier.E
Norwegian writer, has return ?d to I
nativ.e la::d after a tv:enty.-year -;olour
SPar':s. He is s:venty and ;'l:no
rinciples Groundwork .
ling Board's Crusade.
in E. Smith. to ' Co
vy really good spelling is phonetic spell
tely true that our orlthography, though
tic, is from the true phonetic point of
a nightmare; but it is also true that to
ly would necessitate a radical transform
iajority of the familia-r forms of English
ould invcive extensive alterations of the
as some do. that this alphabetic recon
the end rather than the beginning-a
ay be made-is only to recommend the
id anarchy for a quick and sweeping rev
English-speakers. who, as Prof. Louns
sense. will consent to give up at once or
of vexatious confusion. their orthograph
!onvenience. in order that their spelling,
sune a form which, from its strangeness
supposition which cannot be entertained
curacy of one's principles more than up
>y the Simplified Spelling Board is what
makes it a practicable and hopeful one.
believe in the phonetic principle: they
it may be embodied in English orthog
iust be subordinated to other practical
is reasonable to work. They have not
revolt: but they have changed the point
This should be distinctly grasped by all
nt's Strength c
s that hell, make the conditions whi4a
d reform. The first is unlimited profit
he right of a strong brain to take undue
will see a legal rate of profit ;s we no)'
interest. and there will be as great a
lhe misuse of brain power as there is
of physical power. In the future no
ed legally to use his brain power to ex
e any more than a pugilist now has the
power to commit highway robbery.
es his physical and mental force as he
these have to be modified according to
nity. We have put a restraining hand
ce: now let us put forth the same effort
ao better word) exercise of the mental
of ordinary mental force and of ordinary
wealth. One person tries to get my
r by mental force (high finance). One
?a physical and mental force is entitled
vices he can render because of such <n
such endowments to force from another
aature where "every man is a law unto
:entge of American musica'l illiteracy
et years ago, it is beyond denial that
'us change at work. The whole nation is
plift like a sea that swells above a sub
herto has not been that Americans were
dead to musical thrill. Our hearts are
we are not a nation of soft pedals. We
0 busy hacking down trees and making
c school. But now, the sewing machine,
e trolley car are sufficiently installed
and see what there is in it.
,while The Arkansas Traveler. Money
very well in their way, there are higher
usicians hear every day: "I am passion
derstan'd it. I know what I like, but I
rd among trained musicians, but it indi
is at once full of pathos anti of hope.
fond of music." It needs only an educa
retches in my dlay: but I never saw one
cency that he could not. be flattered by
ns of a strange diog.
hope for the man who is capable of feel
1resence of an honorable dlog. That man
) him for advancement. His soul is still
Vhen a strange clog greets him, he thinks
enconsciousy he reasons: "Villain that 1
l after all as I might be. You can't fool a
fore I have good in mue which he recog
ed at himse!f and not a little flattered.
a great deal fromt dogs. If I am natural,
bhildhood. if I am faithful to a f. .d
cannot deny that a dog revealed this no
time in my life. lf I have gratitude, I
ise. he did not neglect my early lessons.
)g-frieni: if I am atfectionate, so was he.
hcut arrogance in affluence. I could not
cr from men than fronm (dogs, if I anm
my care: if I am forgetful of self in
ourage of my convictions, if I have any
>tter teacher than :a doxg.-The (ulturist.
As the steamxer was leaving the har
-bo~ of Athens. a well dressed young
11passenger approached the captain and
point ing to 1he tiist ant hills inottired:
~What is that white stuff on t he hills
"That is -now'. mnadam.'' replied !t
s "Is it. realI:-?" remuarked the lady~
n I thought so my'seif. but a ;gentiemar:
ROLL Of NEXT IOUSE
This Unofficial Statement con
tains Interesting facts
MAJORITY OF REPUBLICANS 54
Congressional Statistics Figure Out
the Returns and Give Out an Un
official .Statement Final .Figures
Give the Political Complexion of
the Next House Nine New Mem
bers Elected-A List of Those Who
Failed of Re-Election-Some In
teresting Facts About That Branch
of the 60th Congress.
A special to the Chaiotte Observer
from Washington says:
Congressional statisticans who have
been here the past few days figuring
on the status of the House of Repres
entatives in the 60th Congress, have
reached the conclusion that the Re
publican House majority will be fifty
four. This is as near final as the es
timate can be made until the clerk of
the House has received cortificates of
election, and will stand as correct,
probably, until all contested election
cases have been finally decided.
This unofficial statement contains
some very interesting facts about the
new House. Of the members elected
to the Sixtieth Congre:s, 2S3 were
re-elected, making 101 new members,
of whom 61 are Domocrats and 40
Republicans. Of the new members 16
have served in Congresses prior to
the Fifty-ninth, while 83 are entire
ly new to the congressional experi
Unofficial returns show that the Re
publicans have eleted 219 and the
Democrats 163. a Republican major
itv of fiftv- t wo. There are two va
cancies vet to be filled, one having
been caused by the death of Gen.
Ketcham. of New York. and the other
by the death of Rockwood Hoar, of
Massachusetts. It is expected both
these districts will elect Republicans,
giving the majority of fifty-four fig
Figuring by States.
The final figures give the political
complexion of the next House, by
States as follows:
Alabama .. .. .. .... 9 0
Arkansas.. .. .. .. .. 7 0
California.. .. .. .. .. 0 S
Colorado .. .. ..... .. 0 3
Delaware.. .. .. .. .. 0 1
Florida .... .. .. .... 3 0
Georgia .... .. .. ....11 0
Idaho .... .. .. .. .. 0 1
Illinois .. .. .. .. .. 6 19
Indiana .... .. .. .. .. 4 9
Iowa.. .. ......... .. 1 10
Kansas .. .. .. .. .. 0 8
Kentuckv .. .. .. .. .. 7 4
Louisiana .... .. .. .. 7 0
Maine.. .. .. ........ 0 4
Maryland ...... .....3 3
Massachusetts.. .. .... 3 11
Minnesota .... ... .... 1 S
Mississippi.. .. .......8 0
Missouri .. .... .... ...2 4
Montana ....... .. ...0 . 1
Nebraska.. .... ......1 5
Nevada.... .. .......1 0
New Hampshire.. .. ...0 2
New Jersevy.... .....4 6
New York.. .. .. ....12 25
North Carolina .. ..10 0
North Dakota.... .. ..0 2
Oregon.. .. ...... ...0 2
Pennsylvania... .. 25
Rhode Island.. .... ...1 1
South Carolina....7. 0
South Dakota.. .. .... 02
Tennessee.... .... ...0 2
Utah.. .. ....... ....0O 1
Vermont.. .... .....0 1
Verginia.... .. ...... 9 1
Washington.. .. ......03
West Virginia.... .... 0 5
Wiseodlsin.. .... .....2 .9
Wyoming.... ..... ...0 1
Total.... .. ......65 221
The total of this ta-bulation admits
that the Republicans will carry the
normally Republican districts repre
sented by the late Messrs. Katcham
Nine new members of the House
will take their seats next month when
the Fifty-ninth Congress convenes for
its final session, having been elected
to fill vacancies caused by death.
These vacancies were filled as follows:
Califrnnia-First district. WV. F.
Ebglebright, Republican, elected in
place of J. N. Gillett, Republican,
elected Governor ot the State.
Georgia-First district. J1. W. Over
street. elected in p)lac~e of Rufus E.
Illinois-Thirteen:thI district, Frank
0. Lowden, elected in place of Ro
bert R. Hitt, deceased.
Indiana-Twvelfth district. C. C.
Giliams, elected iin place of N. W.
Pennsylvania - Second district.
John E. Reybur. elected in place of
Robert Adams. deceased: third dis
trict. J. Hampton Moore, elected ih
place of G3eorge- A. ('astor. deceased.
New York-Eighth district. Daniel
J. Riordan, elected in place of Tim
othy D. Sullivan, resigned.
Virginia-Fifth district, E. N.
Sanders. electedl in place of C'laude:
A. Swanson. resigned to take the of
fice of Governor of the State.
Wisconsiu--J. M. Nelson in place
of H. C. Adams. deceased.
The following men have been elect
ed to the Sixtieth Congress who are
not members of thle Fifty-ninth, but
who have held seats in some former
Congress: B. F. Caldwell and ML B.
Foster, Democrats. of Illinois; W. H.
Jackson. Republican, of Maryland;
C. W. Hamlin and Robert Lamar.
Democrats, of Missouri: G. 3L Hiteh
cock, Democrat. of Nebraska: Wil
lam Hughes. Democrat, of New Jer
sev: Francis B. Hairrison and Daniel
J. Riordan. D)emocats, of New York:
W. P. Crawford. Democrat, of North
Dakota :t I. R. Sherwood. Democrat,
of Ohio: W. R. Ellis. Republican, of
Oregon; John E. Reyburn and C. N.
Brumm. Republicans, of Pennsyl
vania; Sam E. Cooper. Democrat, of
Texas: Frank R. Lassiter, Democrat.
Folloitwin" is a complete list ofl
chairmen of committees in the pres
e.;t house who were not elected to
the Sixtieth Congress: James W.
W'auswortlh. Agriculture: James H.
Souti hard. Coinage. Weights. and
Measures : Joseph V. Babcock. Dis
trict of Colum bia: Frank C. Waehter
Enrolled Bills: Edward S. linor. Ex
penditures in the Interior Depart.
ment : .James T. Cleary. Library: Jo
seph C. Sibley. Manufactures: Charles
Ii. Grosvenor. Merchant, Marine and
Fisheries: Edward D. V. Morrell.
Militia; Mines and Mining. Webster
E. Brown; Public Lands, John F.
Lacy; Ventilation and Acoustics,
Rosewell P. Bishop; War Claims,
Thaddus M. Mahon.
The contest for thsse chairmanships
will begin as soon as Congress con
venes, although official announce
ments will not be made for a year.
FEARFUL STORM, CENTERING
IN MISSISSIPPI DELTA.
Death List Put at 8-Scores of Peo
ple Injured and Property and Crops
Suffered Great Damage.
Memphis, Special.-Eight persons
are known to have lost their lives,
scores of others injured and proper
ty and crops suffered great damage,
the extent of which, because of the
mcagre reports yet obtainable, can
not be estimated at this time as a re
sti:t of one of the most torrential
rain and wind storms ever experienc
ed in this section. The storm, which
origin-?ted on the gulf Saturday night
and early Sunday morning swept
rrtheastward through portions of
Alabama. central and northern Mis
sissippi and western Tennessee and
its northward course razed scores of
substantial buildings, partially demol
ished hundreds of others, caused a
complete demoralization of railroad
traflic and cut off telegraph communi
cation with many points in the af
Three Killed in Okolona.
New 0rlea is. Special.-Three per
sons were killed near Oklona and a
number of houses blown down and
At Macon, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin
Wefford were caught in the debris of
their home and are believed to be fa
At Winoha, 40 persons are said to
be iijared, but none seriously.
At Mathison, all of the southern
port of the town was blown away, in.
eluding the Baptist church and the
public school building.
A negro woman was killed and sev
eral other persons were injured.
At Lexington the building occupied
by the Lexington Advertiser ca ght
fire and was completely destroyed.
Serious Damage in Nobthern Louisi
Shreveport, La., Special.-A heavy
wind, rain and electric storm swept'
ova: northern Louisiana Saturday
night and in some places caused seri
ous damage. The storm lasted several
hours, flooding streets and causing
washouts. At Arcadia the electric
storm was severe, several residences
being .Lruek by lightning. The elec
tric light plant was put out of ser
vice. and the town was in darkness
Inspection of' Cattle.
Montpelier,. Vt., Special.-Vermont
Cattle Commission, which. recently re
sined with the investigation into the
sale of diseased - cattle for alleged
food purposes. cost the State $82,732,
according to its biennial report just
published. The report states that a
largely increased number of -farmers
has asked for inspection, trebling the
work of the commission.
Burned to Death.
Dallas, Tex., Special.-The Mabank
Hotel, at Mabank, Texas, was de
stroyed by fire and Abraham Mithall.
of Dallas, a traveling salesman, was
burned to death.
THE SEA URCHIN.
The Sea Urchin is a strange ant
mal. It has four thousand spines,
two thousand sukers and five hundred
plates arranged in radiating zones so
that every , alternate plate is perfor
ated for the passage of the suckers.
It moves easily over the rocks, the
stones acting like creepers on a wall.
The Sea Urclun has only five teeth
supported by thirty-five muscles.
When worn off they fall out. bitt groW
The mouth ~of this urchin is called
The Sea Urchin lives in the sea
near the rocky banks.
Once upon a time a large Sea Ur
chin got sisuclj on one of the ledges
projecting from the rock shore.
For -many days the poor. Urchin
worked and struggled to dislodge him
self, but withort success. One day
when almost exhausted he heard a
strange noise, a scratching and rat.
tling of plates, and he saw the Key
It was only a few moments before
the poor prisoner was released fronm
his perilous position.
The Key Hole Urchin had unlock
ed the spines that had become at
tached to the rocks. The monstrous
Sea Urchin ever afterward remained
devotedly united -with his deliverer.
SETTING THE TABLE.
In the well-regulated houisehold the
settng of the table is an important
and carefully excnUtedl duty. for by
the manner in which the table is laid
can be judged the degree of refine
men't and taste of the housewife.
A few definite and simple rules are
Lay the cloth even and straight.
Place the knives and spoons at the
right of the p)lates with the handles
just reaching the edge of the table:
the knives nearest the plates with
the sharp edges toward them; the
bowls of the spoons up.
Place the forks at the left with the
tines up. On the right and at the
iint of the knife place the tumbler.
The napkin should be folded fiat and
FOR WORLD-WIDE PEAC
Pittsburg Iron Master to Place $1,
)00,000 in the Hands of Congress
man Richard Bartholdt and a Peace
St. Louis. Special-The Post-Dis
aatch of Monday says:
Congressman Richard Bartholdt
left for New York at the invitation of
Andrew (Iarnegie, who has promised
to turn over to him $1,000,000 to be
uesd in furthering the propaganda
Eor international peace.
One of these friends said that the
money had been definitely promised
and that the present visit of the eon
gressman to the iron master is to ar
range for the transfer of the funds
and for the formation of a peace
bureau. which will have charge of the
Only the income of the fund will
be utilized. This income will amount
to $40,009 or $50.000 a year.. It will
be expended in an effort to direct
public opinion in favor of arbitration
as a means of settling disputes be
The scope of the work . will be
world-wide and those nations whiclj
are oftenest engaged in wars and
threats of wars will receive the nost
attention. Literature will be scatter
ed, meetings will be arranged and al]
possible means will be adopted t%
encourage a sentiment against wai
DROWNED LIKE RATS IN TRAP
Forty-two Lives Lost in Collision of
Seattle, Wash.. Special.-Forty-tw'
lives were lost in Sunday night's dis
aster off Alki Point, when the littlE
steamer Dix was run down by the
Alaskan liner Jeanie. Thirty-sever
of the 79 passengers on the Dix were
rescued. Of the five female passen
gers on the Dix the only one to es
cape was Alice Simpson, a 15-year
old girl. She is believed to be the
only person who escaped from the
main deck of the steamer.
Port Blakely contributed almos1
the entire roll of the dead. Pori
Blakeley is a town supported entirel
by the lumber plant of the Blakele3
Mill Company and the town is help
less in its grief. The collission oc
curred while the sound was almos1
as smooth as a mill pond and aftei
the boats had been steaming withir
sight of each other for a quarter of
RECEIVING TELLER INDICTED
P. D. Dyer, Jr., Son of U. S. Attor
ney in Missouri, Charged With Em
St. Louis, Special.-T he Federa:
grand jury returned an indictmen1
against Receiving Teller D. P. Dyer
Jr., son of United States Attorney Dl
P. Dyer. Saturday. in connection wit]
the shortage of $61,500 in the loca
sub-treasury. The charge agains
Dyer is embezzlement.
The federal grand jury was .con
vened on Wednesday and at once be.
gan inquiry int othe shortage of $61,
500 alleged. When the inquiry was
adjourned yesterday, 33 witnesse:
had been examined. Soon after the
grand jury convened a report of its
findings was made to the court. Mr
Der was taken-into oustody, but wa:
released on a bond of $10,000.
Dr. Crapsey Suspended.
Buffalo, N. Y.. Special.-The Rev
Dr. Algernon S. Crapsey, of St. An
drew's Protestant Episcopal church
Rochester, is condemned to suspen
sion from the-Church as a result o:
the decision of the ecclesiastical cour
of review, which was made public or
Monday. The court of review sus
tains the decision of the lower court
which was that Dr. Crapsey shout
be suspended for heretical teachings
It was stated by Bishop Walke:
that. contrary to the general belief
there could be no appeal taken fror
the decision of the court of review.
Dr. Crapsey. in his sermons an<
writings, questioned the virgin birtl
of Jesus. He also contended that there
were fallacies in other beliefs an
doctrines forming the foundation eu
the Protes:ant Episegpal Church.
Pittsburg Burglars Renew Their Ac
Pit tsburg. Special.-Burglars be
came active in this city and vicinit:
Monday night after an abatement o:
two days. Scores of houses were en
tered. i number of people were he]
up on the streets. A majority of the
highwaymen were negroes.
At Washington. Penn.. MacDe
laney, a negro 17 years of age, wa
stabed to death while trying to rol
an Italian. Alfred Murray. a stu
dent at tbe Washington & Jefferso:
College, wais seriously cut by a negr,
burglar whom he caught ransaekin;
A Negro Dies of Lock.jaw.
Columbia. Special.--Jack Thomas
one of the best negroes in Columia
died Thursday morning from lockjai
after an illness of but eight days. Th<
wound which possibly and probabl:
caused his death wi~as received from
nail which stuck~ into his foot.
Practically the entire business see
tion of Fayette, Miss., was dest.roye<
by fire Monday night, entailing a los
of about $73.000, partly covered b:
Birmingham Attorney Killed in Aut
Birmingham, Ala. Specia.-By th
overturning of an automobile, cause<
by the breaking of the stearing gear
ner Five Miie creek. Friday after
noon. "Jack'' Martin, a prominen
attorney of this city, was instant],
killed and David J. Fox, a well-kow2
hu~siness man. was seriously injured
Martin eome to Birmingham 15 year
mag frm Clarkesville Tonn.
',SCHOOL- SIP BURNS-1
Fearful Scenes As the lames
Bteak Over Crowded Vessel
LOSS OF LIFE WAS NOT IIEAVY
Of the 500 Abo'ard the Algecirus at
Toulon, France, It is Believed
That None Died in Flames-Had
Been Harbor Vessel for Years
Burning Created Greatest Alarm
Toulon, France, By Cable.-The
Torpedo school shin Algeciras. sta
tiened in this harbor. was totally de
stroyed by fire at a late hour Sunday
evening. There were 500 men on
Board when the fire broke out, but
it is believed that most of them were
The Algeciras was a ship of the
line and for a number of years she
has been doing duty as a harbor ves
sel and employed as a torpedo train
ing ship. She was of 5,047 tons dis
placement and was built in 1S53.
The burning of the school ship
created the greatest alarm through
out the city. News of the fire was
first conveyed at about 11 o'clock.,
by the firing of cannon in the har
bor. The people hurriedly left the
cafes and threatres and- rushed. to
the do(ks. whence they could see the
Alaeeiras. a mass of flames in the
labor. The burning vessel siood out
brilliantly in the encircling darkness.
and the glare of the flames lit up the
other shiping and the coast and
There was terrible anxiety con
e(rning the fate of the 500 men on
board until the authorities announe
ed that everybody had been taken off
in boats aid saved. with the execep
tion of three. Those men did iot
answer the roll call and it is pre
sumd they were burned to death.
Roosevelt Was Nearly Wrecked.
St. .Johns. N. F., Special.-Com
mander Peary 's Artie steamer Roose
velt is reported to have had a terri
ble experience Wvhile coming south
from Hopedale. Labrador. She had
to lie up for 11 days in Battle Har
bor. Labradbr, which is about 30
miles north of Chateau Bay, on ae
count of a hurricane.
In Battle Harbor the Roosevelt
carried away her theaviest -anebor,
Iand several lines had to be run out
Ito keep her off the rocks. She was
short of coal, and it became neces
sary to augment this fuel with wood
IA portion of the ship's interior
work was dismantled in order to se
cure wood. During a blinding snow
-storm. it is declared the Roosevelt
was nearly wrecked on the west
-coast of Newfoundland.
Inland Waterways Meeting.
SWilmington. N. C., Special.-The
Inland Waterway Assocition, which
was orgaized in Columbia, S. C.
several years ago to promote the con
struction by the United States of an
inland waterway from Norfolk. Va..
to Beaufort Inlet. N.othi Carolina.
will meet here Tuesday. The organi
zat ion is composed of representatives
from the commercial organizations.of
-Maryland. Virginia. North and South
Carolina and Georgia. <Their object
is to increase the coastwise trade be
tween the South Atlantic and North
-Atlantic ports by avoiding the dan
gers of Capes Hatteras and Lookout.
Alabama Policeman Fatally Shot.
D)ecaturi. Ala.. Special.-Policemani
J. Lem Jones was shot and. fatally
wounded at an early hour Sunday
mo)rinig by WXill WXade. Jones had
responded to a call to quiet a dis
turbance and arrested Wayne Moore.
It is alleged that Wade shot the of
ficer in the back. He died several
ours later. Wade and Moore are
still at latrge.
Rocsevelts Nearing Home.
Norfolk. Va.. Special.-Tlhe Nor
folk Navy Yardl receiyedl a wireless
wmmI)flunication From the battlesip~
Lousiana coniveying President Roose
velt from Panama. The medsage for
transmissio: 10 the bureau of navi
gation. Washing~ton. At S o'clock th?
Louisiana was 200 miles southeast of
Cape Her.Temessage request
ed that the converteu yacht Mayflow
er now :inchored at Hampton Roadis,
meet the Louisiana at 1 o'clock Mon
dayLi afternoon off Piney Point in the
Cars for W'tdtes and Blacks.
Montgomery. Ala.. Special.-The
city council has ordered that separ
ate cars be provided for whites andI
bleks. beginning at once. As the
traction company has the only cars
'nJow ini use. the service will nmateri
ally be reduced as one ear will be
umd for one color and next for th'e
Roosevelt's Action Censured.
Texarkana, Ark.. Special.-Rev. E.
M. Briggs. D. D., of Palestine. Tex..
in adldressiing the? negro Baptist coii
vention said the negro has it in his
power to become something in this
coutiry. and if he fails he will onlyv
have himself to blame. Lvnehine was
condemned and President Roose velt
esured by the convention for dis
pharging the negro troops without
1trial. Pof. Knox declared the negr.:
in the futeure will hav - to look to the
In 'Brief A
MINOR MATTERS OF INTEREST
STANDS PAT ON HIS ORD
He Declines to Suspend the ,rder
Discharging Negro Troops :Unless
Facts Kgown to Him Are; Shown
to be False.
New York, Special.-A cablegram
from President Roosevelt declining to
suspend his order discharging colored
troops of the Twenty-fifth Regiment .
unless the facts known to him are
shown to be false, but expressing his
willingness to hear new facts bearing
on the case,,was made public on Tues
day by Gilchrist Stewart, of the Con
Mr. Stewart cable to President
Roosevelt at Ancon,*a'ama, as fol
lows: "Republican county commit
tee unanimously denounced discharge
of colored troops. Parsons. Olcott,
Bennet, committee petitioning De
partment. Newspapers emphatic. De
velopments and new facts warrant.
Ask immediate suspension order."
The President's reply contained the
"Unless facts as known to me are
shown to be false the order will un
der no circumstances be revoked, and
I shall not for one mcment consider
suspending it on simple allegatiou
that- there are new 'facts until these
new facts are laid before me. Inform
any persons having new facts to have
them in shape to lay before me at
once upon my return, and I will then
consider whether or not any further
action by me is called for.
Discharge of Colored Troops Begip.
Fort Reno, Okia., Special.-The
first -discharge of the colored troops
at Fort Reno were made on Tuesday
when 23 soldieres were paid off and
given transportation to their homes.
Twenty-five or 30 men will be dis
charged each day as the rolls are com
pueted until all of the three comp.
ies of the Twenty-fifth Infant y'
have been dismissed from the service.
United Daughters of the Confeder
acy met at Gulfport, Miss.
Suffering among the peasants over
a large part of Russia is increased by
The plan of concentrating the Jews
of Russia in ghettos is said to have
proved a failure.
Discharge of negro ;soldiers in par- -
suance of President's order began im
Oklahoma on Monday.
The friends of #Aisgraced negro sold
iers contemplate '.itigation and legis
lation in their behalf.
Russian newspapers warns Cot
Witte that he remains in Russia at
the peril of his life.
Secretary Shaw approves currency
reform plans evoked by committee of
fin neiers at Washington.
.aie Norfolk and Western Railroak
announced a 10 per cent wage in
crease, effective December 1.
The American Federation. of Labor
at its annual session in Minneapolis,
Minn., declared for woman suffrage.
According to Commissioner ILeupp's.
report the United States spent $12,
745859 on the Indians the last year.
Senator Beveridge proposes to in
troduce in Congress bills to prohibit
child labor and to amend meat inspec
Insurance Commisioner meeting in
Chicago has drafted sixteen proposed
laws for governing life insurance bus
Before leaving the Isthmus. Presi
dent IRoosevelt congratulated the
workers on the canal and replied to
The 600 depositors who withdrew
their aceounts from the Waslhigton,
D. C., Loan and Trust Company lost
$3,000 in interest.
Andrew Carnegrie is said to have
set aside $1.000,000, the income there-N
from to be used in the furtherance of
the international peace.
A bomb exploded in St. Peter's in
Russia on Sunday creating a panic,
but no one was injured and practical
lno dimage was done.
The American armed erusier squad
ro arrived at Cavite, the Maryland
ar4 Pennsylvania exceeding their
speed on their trial trips.
At Philadelphia fourteen ice deal
ers were placed on trial before Judge
Wilson on rhe. charge of conspiracy
to raise the prc of ice.
The 'State Agricultural Segol -at
Athens, Ala.. was wrecked by Mon
day's storm adanme fhue
At least eight lives lost and great
proprty damage done- in Tennessee.
Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas.
At Seattle. Wash., to the death
list of the wrecked steamship Dix,
eight names were added on Monday,
making a total of 30 known dead.
The Ecclesiastical Court- of Review
to which the heresy case of Rev. Dr.
Algernon S. Crapsey was appealed af
ter the lower court had Pound him.
guilty upheld the decision and decreed
Western Missouri and Kan.gs are
tovered with several inches of snow.
In Kansas a high wind is blowing and
the snowfall continues. The temper
ature has fallen 15 degrees.
-The coroner's jurv which investi
gated the death of Mike Ward last
Friday at Grand Rapids,. Mih . re
turnedi a verdiet findini !!::t Ward
cme to his. death ".througzh al fall as
the resu't of a bloxv sty i;y Harry
Lewis (Besterton) whi!.e en2azed in