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There have been no mnore per
observations en our National pros
than those which were: recently
rhich he deplored the increasing
cribed the cutting down of- exp
sential to our continued welfare.
f~hML IN 1909"
Sestrota nmany Years a
Ad 1907-70 More Seriot
gres Show That Maj
Players Trainted b
-Oanwing the football:caSual
..-14 13 .26
CAxSES OF DEATH.
.... 5 3 5
spine.. 2 3 5
nedslpnobrain 2 n I
3lood soisonig.. 0 1 2
)thecauses-. .... 5. 3 8
~oege players . . 6~ 64 N 3
Hughschootplayers 25 51 -2
2i'adaesch'I play'rs 9 0 0
'hleticc'bplay'rs 9 16
is ...131 SA 6
. Twety-sx -klled se5
injuedand cors o
h'erplyes ' 12er th hcg
paperhure asrt n of the
foota~le~: * accordingeomet
obtoen - e w deadem toa
lessening of the perils of the gridiron.
-That -is the grim, ghastly tale of~
the gridiron covering a period of six
Thes "open game," hailed to be
without brutality b$ college enthu
siasts, .wrought fearful havoc. Twelve
of the dead were schoolboys under
twenty yea's old. Six- college men,
properly trained for the bruising en
counters, were sacrificed, while only
one member of an athletic club or
semi-orofessional team was placed on
- ~he .209 ilayers maimed, par
* m the effects of in
- 5 are wearers of
- giants selected
* - for the perilous
- and trained to
n" for smash
* *. . ed to bear the
Thirty-nine schoolboys, many un
der $f teen years old, assisted in swell
ing the grewsome total, while only
dive 'semi-professional .players were
reported4in -the list of cripples.
*/Ihe number. of deaths is the high
es it has been in years, and is almost
doerble that. of either of the two sea
sans recently passed. In 1907 there
werfeonly fourteen deaths, and in
1%P& only. thirteen.
Itshould be- noted 'that the Tri
bae'S total .includes a number of
playi1uE-t in games played during
the past lear or even earlier, who
have d~e4fdaring the current twelve
4whe facts also seem to disprove the
claim of the game's -suipporters that
it is the games of the untrained boys
and'-the athletic clubs that cause the
fataties. .Of this year's dead the
2madoritywere- college ~players, sup
pO604 to have been hardened and
Iste-ftl oi-the contests -n-the grid
iro~ byexpert coaches and long prep
De~ak~or -New Post Card
- .-.. ,., Issue Have Been Accepted.
' .9Eington, D. C.-Designs for the
new postal cards to be issued by the
Government have been approved. On
tlieordinary card the head of Mc
Kileigwill appear as now, and bn the
small card a likeness of Lincoln. The
two-cent- international card will bear
portrait of Grant.
5)n the fist half of the r'eply card
q appear a portrait of Washington,
It~e the ,stamp on the second half
cbOni --e a likeness of Martha Wash
- n. -
nythree bidders attended the
o.sale or the Walt Whitman
&ast mail schedule between New
rkCty and Los Angeles, Cal., was
oicdat Wahington, D C.
4~bm-burst close to Viceroy
es- arriage as he and the
'were driving in Ahimedabad,
meber of the Czar's suite, at
~pt~ urg, said that* General
Spiridovitch' has no. standing
eRdtsslan- Court, although he is
lean of Lithuinian descent.
ICLE! GO EASY i
rtoon by Tri.ggs in the New York Press.
tinent and 'potentially profitable
perity, present and prospective,
mad, by President J. J. Hill, in
y liigh -cost of living and pre
nses, .public and private, as. es
CAtSED 26 DEATHS.
ad Almost Double That of 1908
sly Hurt-Chicago Tribune's
rity Killed Were College
y Expert Coaches.
As a result of the numerous fatall
is and the agitation which they have
several colleges have dis
teams, and many of the
hools in various parts of
have been forced to give
vn University, of Wash
University of Virginia,
the unntea States Military Academy
at West Poin't and St. Mary's College,
in Kansas, were among those which
suspended the playing of the game.
A meeting of the Board of High
School Principals in Washington, D.
C., resulted in the casting out of all
the games scheduled for this season,
and the game will not: be resumed
next year unless the rules are changed
The Faculty of Loyola University,
at Baltimore, also canceled all the
games for the remainder of the year,
and tle Scho6l -Board at Bellefon
taine, Ohio, decided to rule out all
contests following the death of one
The'State of Virginia will probably
be the one which will give the heav
iest blow to football. Following the
death of one of the State University
players' and the injury of several of
her youths within the State, a bill
wiHl be introduced into the Legislat
ure at the next session to forbid all
such contests in the future. It is ex
pected that this bill will be passed.
Already the City Council of Norfolk
and Portsmouth have forbidden all
contests within the city limits.
The death which attracted the most
attention throughout the country, and
which revived to a large extent the
movement for' the suppression of
football, was that o~f Cadet Byrne,
a West Point cadet. Byrne was an
upper classman, twenty-two years
old, when he was fatally injured dur
ing the contest with Harvard Univer
sity. His neck was broken during a
mass play, and despite the fact .that
every attempt was made to save his
life, he died soon after.
The interest in this accident was so
great that expressidas of opinion were
asked from the heads of nearly every
institution of learning in the country.
Some of them saw in it proof that/the
game should be abolished, while oth
ers urged changes in the rules. Some,
however, looked upon it as an unfor
tunate .accident and declared that the
game as it is now played could not
be made less dangerous without tak
ing away the exciting features.
The deaths in football to date have
resulted in more agitation against
football this fall than at any time
since the present playing rules were
adopted. The representative- 'varsity
coaches of the country realize that
something must be done, some new
rules adopted, by which- the risk of
death or injury must be greatly re
duced. The winter session of the
Football Rules Committee in New
York this year is sure to be of unu
sual. length, and will result in some
rather wholesale and radical changes
following a discussion in which the
sponsors' for football in every section
of the country are pretty sure to pair.
The new rules diminish the nup -
ber of fractured ribs, but at the ~bt
of other' broken bones.
Cost of Campaign in New ?'
York Dropped $5(0,000.
Albany. N. Y.-The Associgtion to
Prevent Corrupt Practices a4 Elec
tions announced that at the ihour of
closing the Secretary of State's office
on the last day for the filing; of elec
tion expense statements, 1068 candi
dates, 76 county committees, 633 sub
committees. 39 clubs, orglanizations
and leagues and two State fommittees
had filed statements. j
The amount of money e:pended for
the campaign of 1901 fas at least
$00,000 less than during 1908.
Prince George h~ad resigned his
commesion as Admiral of the Grecian
Dr. William Arnold Shanklin has
been Installed as president of Wes
'Deputy Comptroller John H. Mc
Cooey'was elected Democratic leader
of Kings County, N. Y.
Senator Cullom ytrtlinois, de
cared .hat the negroger :e responsi
ble for the "solid Soutgei
Ex-Tustice and Mfr% ~Wanltih ved
the sixty-first ann>u Jair
wedding inNew Y3.~ Garrett,
o-W att'wife's. a suffra
e Colonel-What's Watts.
Oh>, "Mercenary Woman!
He idly)-1 just met the poor
chap ou refused this morning.
She (coldly)-Well, it isn't my fault
that he is poor, is it?-Smart Set.
Havt -we lost something which the
anciens had, asks the 'Chritian Reg
ister, nd which shows itself in their
descri tions of a joyous universe?
AN "ORGANIZED GOSSIP."
Disser ting View on Prof. Cooley's
'Analysis of a Newspaper.
Prof. Chares H. Cooley, in his re
cent 'tolume on ".Social Organiza
tion,'' has discovered- that the mod
ern newspaper is the " organized gos
sip" in th- actu. process of nervous
commr.riea:iun .n the new social
Leviathan. Admitting that the news
paper's ;..ssential function is a "bul
letin of important news -and a medium
for the interchange of ideas," he
The bulk of its matter, however, is
best described by the phrase organ
ized gossip. The sort of intercourse
that people formerly carried on ac
cross-road stores or over the back
fence has now attained the dignity
of print and 4n imposing system.
That the bulk of the contents of
a newspaper is of the nature of gcs
sip may be seen byr noting three
traits >which together seem to make
a fair definition of that word. It is
copious, designed to occupy, without
exerting, the mind. -It consists most
Iy of personalities and appeals to
superficial emotion. It is untrust
worthy-except upon a few matters of
moment, which the public is lkely to
follow up and verify. These traits
any one who is curious may substan
tiate by a study of his own morning
Allowing the difference in the ways
different readers might classify dif
ferent items, and also for variations
from the journalistic mean which the
pa-per in question represents, it would
seem that the bulk of the contents of
a newspaper is very incorrectly de
scribed by the term "organized gos
sip," at least if gossip is used in our
professor's disparaging sense. As to
the charge of lack of veracity, pro
fessional modesty imipels us to be re
ticent. But if the reader, In a quiet
hour, will recall the information he
acquires from other sources than the
daily papers upon matters of mo
ment, we doubt not that he will think
better of the hasty verdict which
brings the accuracy of the newspa
per under the condemnation of habit
ual untruth. And as for the last
characteristic of gossip, that "it is
copious, designed to occupy, without
exerting. "the mind," and thereby, as
-Prof. Cooley implies, seeming worse
"for yenturing to share with litera
ture the use of the 'printed word."
we venture in diffidence to suggest
that some very tolerable literature is
of the same character. Homer, or
Boswell's Johnson. we presume. is lit
erature, or even .Stevenson's "Virgini
bus Puerisque." but none of them, 'by
his leave, exerts .the mind to any un
comfortable degree.-New York Even.
Loads of Harvest Hands.
A procession of ten 'passenger
trains, each of them from eighteen
to twenty coaches in length, pulled
out from the vicinity of Montreal and
Toronto last Thursday and filed at
top speed around .the great curve of
Lake Superior on the C. P. R., head
ed for the West. Laden 'with a cos
1mopolitan mixture of 6.000 harvest
hands, tihey arrived in Winnipeg be
rween Saturday at noon and Sunday,
People in 'the vicinity of the depot
knew that they arrived, that is, those
who have not 'been deaf since in
fancy, for the advent of every un
shaven and begrimed 'battalion was
announced by a 'wild cheer that eman
eted from th~e first coaches and
spread into a deafening roar as the
train pulled into the train shed and
the following coaches took up the cry
of -pent up relief and gladness. 'It
was more like the arrival of a crowd
of holiday spirits given a respite from
work for a day than one expectant of
many a hard day's work in the har
vest fiel'd.-Manitoba Free Press.
There are no flag stations for the
The Plan Upon Which Coffee Oper
Coffee Is such a secret worker that
It is not suspected as the cause of
sickness or -disease, but there is a
verysure way to find out the truth.
A lady in Memphis gives an Inter
esting experience her husband had
with coffee. It seems that he had
been using it for some time and was
an Invalid. g
The physician In charge shrewdly
suspected that coffee was the "Worm
at the root of the tree," and ordered
It discontinued with Instructions to
use Postum rsgularly in its place.
The wife says: "We found that was
the true remedy for his stomach and
heart troublb, and we would have
gladly paid a hundred times the
amount of the doctor's charge when
we found how wise his judgment was.
"The use of Postum instead of cof
fee was begun about a year ago, and
It has made my husband a strong,
well man. He has gained thirty-five
pounds in that time and his stomach
and heart trouble have all disap
"The first time I prepared it I did
not boil it long enough, and he said
there was something wrong with it.
Sure enough it did taste very flat, but
the next morning I followed direc
tions carefully, boiling It for fifteen
minutes, and he remarked 'this Is
better than any of the old coffee.'
"We use Postum regularly and
never tire of telling our friends of
the benefit we have received from
leaving off coffee.'
Look for the little book, "The
Road to Wellville," In pkgs. "There's
Ever read the above letter? A
new one appears from time to time.
They are genuine, true. and full of
This curicus relief from the C
Giotto. It gives the Thirteenth Centi
Keeps Grapes Fresh.
A great firm of wine growers at
Saint Benezat, France, has devised a
simple method of keeping grapes per
fectly fresh for several months. To
keep grapes fresh they must not be
allowed to dry, while, on the other
hand, they lose all their good quali
ties if they are immersed in water.
Therefore, they must receive moisture
just as they receive it while still on
the vine-through their stalks. The
grapes must not touch anything and
they must be handled as little as pos
~The device, which has just been
put into use in France, is well illus
rated in the accompanying picture,
from the New York World. In cut
int the grapes an inch or .two of stalk
s left on each side of the twig that
ears the bunch, and to each end of
he stalk is fitted a bulb of rubber or
lass containing sterilized water. The
whole is then hung up where the
rapes may swing free. The water in
he bulbs is sucked up by the stalks
and supplies the fruit with the where
withal :o keep fresh. This water can
e renewed -as often as necessary
ithout touching the grapes. and any
rape that withers can be slipped off
"Wy reyocyig litl bo
"Fre i i ubwva'm
e yaronte gr ou cryng itteoyk
Th erie eslitenecesy nowadman.
L FlYIN MN
mpanile of Florence was modeled by
ry idea of a flying man.
without disturbing its neighbors. It
is said .that by this method freshly
picked grapes can be kept fresh for
two or fh.ree months.-Philadelphiia
A Monkey Eating Eagle.
The first specimen ever caught alive
of the monkey eating eagle of the
Philippines was recently acquired by
the Zoological Gardens in London.
Its body is a dark brown and the
breast feathers are of a dirty, cream
color. A monkey diet being out of
the question in England, it is being
fed on chickens, whence, presumably,
its worried look.-The Graphic.
In American secondary schools in
the year 1900 there were 925,000
pupils-742,000 at .the public high
schools and only 183,000 at private
schools of all kinds.
Thiscontivane taes apiec of ire
eran'dIl.uThed wire aseer
cutni o he apsire thenrrgteds itr
intgea form of the l'atter is aund
ah coig. Atehi nd ris ah movabe
onag which aid tbed by mnto ofpe
Ia anthe patew is patingdvere
ned of cut gapsI tecorwred toasr
wiae-wya the first is turn oredA
thbck ridg abgid byawie the wir
shaped wire is held as it is wrapped
Iover a hose. Wireworkers who are
restricted to the old method of cut
ting, bending and wrapping with no
more aid than a pair of pliers, will
appreciate the relief this new imple
ment affords.-Washingtonl Star.
IAfter a Lower Price.
Hart-"Isn't it a bit late to be
wearing your outing suit, ld man?"
Smart-"Well, I'm on my way to
the coal dealer and I want to give him
the impression that it's still summer."
There is one man in the United States who has perhaps heard
s ecrets than any other man or woman in the
country. T se secrets are not secrets ofui e t
the secrets of suffering, and t 'oy have been ad Dl.
IL V. pierce in the hope and expectation of advice and help.
That few of these women have been disappointed in their ex
pectatios. is proved by the fact that ninet-.-A *J
all women treated by Dr. Pierce have b
altogether cured. Such a record would b
cses treated were numbered by hundred
that record applies to the treatment of mo -
lion women, in a practice of over 40 years
and entitles. Dr. Pierce to the gratitude acc
specialists in the treatment of women's dis
Every sick woman may consult Dr. Pierce by letter, absolutely wienofl
charge. All repies are mailed, sealed in perfectly plain envelopes, with9ut
cay printing or advertising whatever, upon them. Write without fear as with
out fee, to World's Dispensary Mpdical Association, Dr. R. V. Pierce, Prest.,
Buffalo, N. Y.
DR. PIERcE'S FAVORITE PRESCRIPTION
- ~ ~ io3g. O~~mZ. ' e1E
* Faikd In Health
"My mother died six years ago," writes Miss Ruth
Ward, of Jerseyville, Ill., "and left me to care for six
children. I had never been strong; and this, with the shock
of her death, was too much for me.
"I failed in health. I was tired all the time and did
not want to go anywhere, nor care for company. I had
the headache all the time and such bearing-down pains.
"A very dear friend advised me to take Cardui, as it
had done her so much good, so I commenced to use it
and now I am in good health."
CARR '. N
The Womani's Tonic
Women's pains are relieved or prevented and women's
strength is quickly restored, by Cardui, the woman's tonic.
You yourself know best if you need it, or not
If you do need it, do not delay, but commence to use
it at once. Every day of delay, only lets you slide further
down the hill.
Don't wait, then, but begin to take Cardui today, for its
use, no matter how prolonged, cannot harm you and will.
surely do you good.
Write to: Ladies' Advisory Dept. Chattanooga Medicie Co., Chatannoga, Te..
for Spedall nstritons. and 64-page book. 'Home Treatment for Womee." sent free.
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91To estimate :people by some
S * ULRquality, for it is that withir
makes . tho *man.-London
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r~utt. ad b Sost a rY~loaq Florida Town's war on Spar-. b
iTERN STOOK 1001 o0.. Ar oA.- Orlando has done one thing that eV
pHENo).NAL PROFIT-Self-selung usflruls ery 'town of prominence has feill6 On..
**Ncas. illw e ~latorw lse. brins and that is to keep out the EnglISV
Sampe. I~u.i,196 Waren ve.sparrgow.l. These pests are distribute' K
225"""M PO.*TCAKEP1O 1:S alover the country in box CSrsW
c~lo5 woBKs, anals .,'Chicago, n. where they go to feed and are shuit
D CURED in, so when the car is opened in ar
DrDDY Gives other town they simiply fly out, 11
Gal ck ,any other tramp or hobo.
Relief. Orlando has managed to kill the
Removes all seiin 8to so .so successfully that now when freig
in3 o o days. Tratreatmt trains stop inl Orlando -with them
givnfre.Ntblg, bfirer board the conductors of the freig
Sneolalists, 801 B Atlanta,6ea say they refuse to get off.-Orla