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OTh?n sht>i:la 1CT?3"?-V?r??nthe th?i-,v3W3?
When shc-uM ladies hear them?
' Wh?n.the di,w is on the bo-^nj,'
: Whoa r.oae else are near them;
j When thc moon, .shin es cold and pf.Je,
When the birds are slteping,
? When..n*> voice is on the gale,
. When thc rose is-weeping;.
When the stars are b:J?;.*u on higo,
Like hopfcs in young ?ove's dreaming,
And glancin; ?ound the li?ht clouds ti*/.
Like sort i en rs to shade choir bc:-.mlhg.
. The foi:est smiles are those that live
On the brow by starlight wreathing;
And the lips their richest Incense give
: When the sigh Is at ii-ldnight breath
Oh. sollest is the cheeK's love rav
When sera by moan'isht hours!
* Other roses rcclr the tiny.
But blushes are night riowcrs.
.. Oh, when the moen and stars are bright,
When thc dew-drops glisten,
r Then their vows should lovers plij.'ht,
Then should ladies listen!
AMONG THE DECOYS.
Cy J. S. ELUS.
Of coursa I was glad to rcs Cham
bers. . It was tea years since wc met,
and when I heard that he was editing
a paper in the Western town to which
chance had brought me, I made haste
to present myself at his office. He
was the same genial, lovable fellow,
not a whit older than on the day whoa
we were handed'our diplomas and tdd
that this was "the beginEning, "not an
end." And surely we had found it soi
"What's become of the Deacca?" I
asked, after the first half hour ol com
paring experience's. "The Deacon"
we had named him this for his solemn
countenance and sober ways-had .been
one o! a trio in our boyhood. "What
a-shot he was!" I exclaimed, in ad
miration. ^"Many's the time I've seen
"him pick squirrels from the tip-top of
those big hickories in the works."
I thought a queer expression passed
over Chambers' face, but he answered:
"The T>eacon is right here. He is
my. right hand man-couldn't dc with
out him. And. he is just as good a
shot as ne ever was. I have- reason
to know." The queer expression, com
ing again, aroused my curiosity.
"How's that? Been having a shoot
ing match? I'D have to see old Dea
"Tommy,"-Chambers leaned back
in the revolving chair,-"you've seen
Deacon with a rifle, but did you ever
see him handle a shot-gun?"
"I never did. Not much use for a
shclgun back there, you know."
"Here it's different From Septem- I
ber till it freezes there are du oks a
plezty in these marshy lakes round
hera . , T~
"The !:fLrst--thre? years we were up
herc Deaiu^ and l heyer let a week
??R m-?S^tember and October with
tO tout ui, -
' Here and "there is open water for a
-v tew yards.
"....."Two years ago in September we
were planning great sport. We had
ordered a dozen decoys and built two
skiffs. We were going out for three
days, soon after ?be opening of the
season. Bat oar decoys, which were
, to he shipped to us from St. Paul, did
not come. The first of October found
"tus still waiting, and losing patience,
XV? started without them.
. "-"The weather was rainy, with fre
quent wind-squalls. On the first night
our teni blew down in the midst of
& downpour. We sat the remainder
of the night shivering over a fire of
wet wood. The next day was stormy,
with high winds. What few birds we
saw flew so high that you could not
touch them. I had caught a cold from
my ducking; and I was BO hoarse I
could hardly talk, and mad enough to
quit But you know the Deacon. He
sai-i he'd have some ducks if he had to
sit there till Christmas.
*1 kept getting hoarser all day, un
til I couldn't ?ftiir above a whisper, so
I told.Deacon, in the afternoon, that
I would go to town and get something
for my cold, and see if the decoys had
"When I reached town the first man
I met wss the agent who said the box
had come. I didn't lose many minutes
loading it into the buggy aad starting
back to camp. The wind had gone
down and it had turned colder and
was cloudy-just as near a perfect
evening for ducks as you'll find. I had
to laugh at myself when I tried to
Bjieak to the horses, and could do noth
ing but screech and wheeze.
"I left the team at a house about a
quarter of a mile from camp, and
walked through the diijk the remain
dur of the distance. The Deacon was
not in sight I supposed he was in
a blind near by, waiting for ducks,
so I set about rigging the decoys for
the morning shooting. Loading them
into my skiff, I poled out in the shal
"The boat was a flimsy affair, light
enough to pick up and carry, and about
as safe as rafting on a bridge plank.
We always put on hip boots as a pre
cautionary measure, when we went out
"I pushed it out to a bit of open
water, fifty or seventy-five yards from
shore, and set out the decoys. They
were fastened together 'With a cord
and I had a piece of scrap iron in the
boat to anchor them with.1
"There was just tight enough to see
objects on the water toward the west
and the flash of birds passing through
the circle of light overhead. The lake
was teeming with bird life. Clouds of
noisy blackbirds wheeled from one
part to another; clattering rails were
stirring about in the grass and splash
ing across the open water; occasional
ly a poke rose with hoarse shriek and
heavy, awkward flapping of wings. A
whistle of wings went past overhead
and away to the left I followed them
till they passed a clump of willows,
when a jet of fire leaped out, followed
'by the sound of Deacon's gun.
"For the moment I had forgotten the
decoys, and I now discovered that they
had drifted away from the boat. There
was no current but-wind enough to
move floating objects till they . lodged
in the reeds. I tied a rope to the
anchor and dropped it into the water ,
to te-st the depth. It went down sur
prisingly; five''feet-had been allowed,
but it' was not enough.
. / "I bent'.over to see howJmueh more
would" be heed ed. the small boat rolled
wifh rr y weight, and I followed my
anchor to the bottom. I came up' in
a tangle of grasses, struggling desper
ately. With the hip bcots full of wat
er, swimming was impossible. After a
moment's wild pounding cf the water,
I came to my tenses and let my legs ?
down to tesl ih.3 depth. The big boots
sank slowly, the water rising higher
end higher. When it reached my
threat a spasm of fear sent me kick
ing again; 'but it was a fruitiers effort.
Down went my feet again, and the wat
er touched my chin. With the first lap
ci water in my nostrils, I tried to
shout. A wheeze was the result, a
sound that did net go beyond the circle
c" reeds icu nd me.
"Then my feet felt moro solid sub
c!E3cc beneath them-an cozy bottom
thc! sevil.J ~'.'Jh my weight, but firm
er than water. By rtanding on tiptoe,
I was able to lift my nose a couple o?
inchec atore water, but with th?
i yielding tci'.cm, this WJIS enly a mo
! mentaxy respite. In horror at thought
of drowning, I strained my aching
threat io produce a sound.
"I felt about for. more solid support.
The boat had drifted away in an open
channel between high grasses. The.e
was nothing within reach-nothing but
the reeds. An idea of temporary sup
port from them came, and sweeping my
hands out, I gathered three or four in
each hand and grasped them firmly.
Pressing down cautiously, I found'that
considerable weight could be put on
thom-enough so that I could even lift
my feet frcm the bottom and float.
"Nothing remained but to walt till
Deacon discovered me. There was high
grass between my position and the
camp, but I was in the open, from
where I could see the tent plainly. Af
ter the first shock of fear passed, I dis
covered that I was intensely cold, so
cold that my teeth rattled and cramp-.
lng pains ran through my limbs.
"The decoys had been drifting about,
and now they were being brought by the
breeze along the open stretch of water.
I watched them, curiously impressed
by thc-Ir liielil. 2 appearance in the
i thadows. As I looked, a pair passed '
j with a whir of wings overhead and ,
I dropped into the water beside the de
I coys. Others followed ?''??HI. They
paid no attention to me, and I had
forgotten my situation in watching
them, when a. flash and a jarring re
port near at t and seni the blood whip- ;
ping through my veins. Twice again ('
came the report, and some ducks fell
into the cpen water beside me. One,
wounded, fluttered into the graes. ' i
i "I could see thc Deacon walking out :
ci the gloom, and I screamed as loud
as my vocal cords would permit. Then
._..? -i~,Hiiv with one ,
JLICAL ll V t? HllllUlw - "._
of fear as a man can and live. All I J
the time those decoys were drifting '
nearer to me, and more ducks might
settle at any minute. j
"Wit& ducks flying low or settling, I j
was in a fair position to receive the ]
contents of his Winchester. My head
alone visible above the water might
easily be mistaken in the gloom for a
duck. A fusilade of shots began now, 1
now, and I knew he was shooting at !
the decoys, and dropped under the wai- ,
er. When I came up I heard the ,
splash of his boat. j
"The help that would have been 1
mine could I but have shouted became. 1
a nightmare in the silence. I could '
hear the crack of the gun, could feel
the bunning dart of the shot. In my
agitation, I lost my support and sank j
beneath the surface. Chance brought ?
one foot on a clump of grass that |
raised my head above the water. I i
turned to the boat and saw Deacon <
dimly outlined, erect and with the gun 1
in his hands. I watched him, rigid '
with horror. A reed) broke with my
weight, and the gun was thrown up
Chambers paused and wiped the j
sweat from his forehead.
"You know we used to laugh at Dea
con for being so slow In shooting. That
was all that saved me. I tried to call
him-the name 'Deacon' would not 1
come. But as I strained for a sound,
the word 'John!' came out, guttural, i (
" 'John!' " I exclaimed. "That was- :
his name! How did you think of it?"' '
"I didn't. It just came. The gun I
dropped, and the next minute Deacon 1
was beside me, amazed,' astonished, 1
horrified, at what had so narrowly j
missed being a tragedy."
Chambers got up and paced the of- ?
"Deacon and I haven't particularly 1
enjoyed hunting since that event."-? <
From Youth's Companion. 1
O&ce a denizen of the up-State re- ;
gions, where whiskers grow in plenty
and umbrellas bulge at will, decided <
to visit Now York. But he- decided
to visit the bewildering, metropolis
quite as a man of the world-not "to
be taken in by the wicked men who, j
as he understood, made a business of j
deceiving the guileless up-Stater. i
Hence he arrived at the Grand Cen- ]
tra! looking very, very wise, and pro 1
ceeded, first of all, to visit the co"- 1
lection of wax figures at the Edea
He was engaged in looking critical- ?
ly at one of the most lifelike groups ?
on exhibition there, when a polico \
man suddenly plucked him by the
-sleeve. The up-Stater turned.
"You mustn't smoke in here," said
the policeman, severely. i
A look of wisdom beyond the pow- ?
er of words to describe came over
that up-Stater*s face. Continuing *
brazenly to smoke, he remarked: ?
"Tut, tut. Go away. Don't you
think I know that you're made of r
wax?"-New York Times. *
Charles II. is said to have first en
couraged the public appearance of wo
men on the stage in England in 1?63
THE AMERICAN F
-Cartoon by Roi
E tl ward H. Harriman Now ?
Ten Great Railway Systems, I
of the Total Railroad Mileage
New York City.-The election of
E. H. Hardman to the directorate of
the New York Central is an impor
tant, event in the world of finance,
tor it means that Mr. Harriman now
has in his grasp more than one-third
of the total railway mileage in the
United States, and that third, ?m
bracing as it does such important in
terlacing trunk lines, implies a do
main tar wider than ihe hare figures
Mr. Harriman controls to-day, In
Dart or wholly, ten .great v?ilway sys
l-riTWo nnpm./???tl?? 11 AAA ?-% il ~
AtcMson ........ -,
St Paul.... 8,?S7
Baltimore and Ohio. 4,4fi2
Delaware and Hudson. S4.r>
Georgia Central. 1,914
Erle . 2,571
The American people will not view
svlth equanimity i:he centralization of
such vast power in one person, de
clares the New York Evening Post.
They say, and say rightly, that it
weakens, and occasionally even d?
?troys, representative government, lt
ls not the voters; it is huge corpora
tions that more than once hive de
clared what the laws shall be and
tvho shall execute them.
This is why it is inevitable that the
unbridled greed of Harrlm?n and his
kind is sure to be made the ?rcuse for
renewed agitation against corpora
tions. We have iust passed through
i panic, and from one end of the
country to the other financiera have
been imploring, "Let us alone!" Well,
if letting alone results in one man's
EARTHQUAKE FUND P$
But of This Amount $15,000,000 Wli
Touched-Looking to the Future-1
For Years-Government's Pollcj
Rome, Italy.-Nobody, cot even i
the Cabinet Ministers, can say yet
what is approximately the present
amount of the earthquake fund, be
cause it is in various hands. Some of
the mcn:y wa3 sent personally to the
King and Queen. Nearly "$600,000
wa3 sent to the Pope. Some cams to
the Foreign Minister, th^.M^ster pf
the Interior, the different ex^aiJlez
and legations, the national committee j
presided over by the Duke of Aosta, 1
the Red Cross and rhe local relief.
Certainly all this means an im
mense sum, in addition to the Italian
contributions and appropriations by
the Italian Parliament. The last, ex
ceeding $15,000,000, has purposely
been left undistributed yet, since, be
sides immediate relief, it is necessary
to be prepared to aid thousands not
only for. weeks and months, but for
pears to come.
George Page, treasurer of the I
American committee here, says that
Fran^ejp Tax Foreigners on - ? '
SevWn Times the Rent They Pay.
Paris, France.-The Chamber of
Deputies debated the question of
evying an Income tax on foreigners
.esident in France. The bill pro
posed that their taxable income should
ie considered as ten times the r mtai
ralue of their residences.
M. Siegfried proposed that it should I
ie considered at five times.
M. Calllaux, Minister of Finance,
laid the Government would accept
?even times as the basis, and this
vas adopted. _
Halls of Confrres*.
An appropriation of $500,001) for I
nilitary airships was placed lr the j
The Senate summoned Secretary j
dewberry to explain every item in
he appropriations bill. I
The Senate Committee on Judi
iiary filed au adverse report on thc
Vatner bill to amend the Sherman
The Navy Department opened bids
or construction of a wireless tele
.aph station in the capital, tn ci n
.nnicate with vessois ?0?0 ml\i:s a
>ert Carter, in the New York American.
las Within His Grasp
? in thc United States.
securing so many thousand miles of
railway-the common carrier of
America-the advocates of Govern
ment regulation, and even ownership,
will find Weapons ready forged to
A little more than two years ago,
when open discontent over such "rail
way dictatorship" had displayed it
self. ITt^rirhan made a speech at
Kansas City, in which he repudiated
the charge. He then declared:
"The impression prevails that I.
control more miles of railroad than
.?.... AfUnm wu? TVio* "fotomonf ia I
schoolmen. Wall Street looks, not
for metaphysical distinctions, but for
hard facts, and the hard facts are
that Harriman fully exercises the con
trol described. If any shareholder
doubts it, let him try to discuss the
policies of i the year in a Harriman
company's annual meeting.
lt is not always fair to accept a
telegraphed account of an off-hand
conversation with reporters, but the
comment ascribed to Harriman, in
Richmond dispatches regarding his
election to New York Central's board.
was at any rate accepted on Wall
Street as stating the position:
"So far as the New York Central
is concerned. I can say this: I was
elected to the board of directors. I
am going to serve in that capacity,
and look after my interests. The
Vanderbilts and anybody else can
look after theirs."
As between Harriman's interests
and the Vanderbilts' interests, recent
history of the New York Central gives
a fair notion of which will be looked )
lien italy Appropriated Eas Not Been
Vidows and Orphans to Need Help
r the Cause of Much Criticism.
even if International charity proves
to be $20,000,000 In addition to the
Italian contributions, the appropria
tions would not be a fiftleta of what
ls necessary. The Americans were
more practical than the other nations,
sending their own relief party to dis
tribute the money and supplies by
the initiative and organizing power
5? A??",:-^."iior Grlscom,who,through
Vice-Consul Cutting, chartered the
steamer Bayern, and the American
committee, which has spent Ju this
way $200,000, while Edmund Bill
ings, the Massachusetts State a?ent,
ls still on the ground distributing
Naturally, complaints are plenty,
people not understanding the motives
of the authorities, who, now that the
first horror is over, are obliged to
think of the future, especially in re
gard to the orphans, widows and
aged, leaving further immediate re
lief to the local committees.
Kare Form of Insanity Ob
served in a Michigander,
Kalamazoo, Mich.-Claus Vander
wa-11 was admitted as a patient at the
State Insane Asylum, suffering from
a rare form of insanity. When the
man ls Bpokeu to his body becomes
rigid and relief seems tb come only
with the feeling that he is entirely
In a local court room he stood an
hour with one arm outstretched, nev
er uttering a word or moving a fing
er. Food is administered to him at
regular Intervals by force.
Women in the Day's XPWC
Nearly 20,000 womenare enjoyed
In Prussia as brickmakers.* An
eleven-hour day is the rule.
Miss Anne Morgan, daughter of
the financier, started a crusade
against unsanitary cigar factories.
Calcutta, because of the high rate
cf inf a tit mortality, has appointed a
female sanitary inspector ai $50 a
mo ia h.
Miss C. de If. Behest is tile first
woman driver ul v. motor omnibus in
i relativ', ghe vas the only woman
? ra e'exkmiuatioivtor inonu* en
r?i - pearly held in Landon.,
For February festivities that take
lace on or near the fourteenth of
he month, there are this year a host
? charming novelties. The old-fa&h
>ned valentines are, of course, out
f date for everybody -but children,
et the sentiment of the day still
ingers In the hearts and darts and
asteboard 'Cupids used on the new
andy 'boxes. What, for instance,
ould be a prettier remembrance for
ny young man to give his "best" girl,"
r even a young woman for whom
e had no particular regard but to
rhose family he was Indebted for in
itations to dinner or tea, dances or
ther functions of the season, than
ne of these candy boxes? Two differ
nt styles are shown on this page
ne covered with 'bright red paper and
ecorated with a big bow of red rib
on, having in the centre Cupid him
elf, with his bow and arrows; the
ther simpler, but Just as effective,
overeH with white crepe paper and
ecorated -with a gilt arrow 'pierced
irough two hearts. If these boxes
re wanted for souvenirs at luncheons
r parties they can easily be made
t home by a clever girl, for the crepe
aper ls very simple to manipulate,
he heart shaped pasteboard boxes
an be bought ready-made at most
tatlonery stores, and the hearts and
rrowscut out of red and gold .paper
espectively, declares McCall's Maga
Even easier to make is the little
ound 'box shown at the top of the
^ft-hand corner of this group. Any
For serving refreshments- at a val
titine party there is nothing more
lective than heart and arrow Ice
.earn or chocolate russe 'boxes, and
ie best thing about them is that they
\n be so easily and quickly made,
uy some rather thin bright red
istoboard at a stationery store and
Iso a sheet of white pasteboard,
hen gel some of the ordinary pleat
i paper casos that are used for char
itte russe, bisquit glace, etc. An
.row is cut out of the white paste
Dard, painted gold or covered with
?ft paper and pasted across the large
?art that has just been cut from the
;d pasteboard. A circle is then cut
it of the heart, through arrow and
1, the ice cream box inserted in the
pening and held in place with a Ht
The paper baskets can be even
lore quickly made, the foundation
sing the same sort of pleated paper
ise. In making the red -paper ibasket,
ils Is given a handle formed of
Ire, with red crepe paper twisted
round It and a heart and arrow
asted at the top. The paper itself
simply covered with a frill of red
aper, held in place by just a touch
A Modern Custom.
Frequently it happens that the
lodern valentine is sent by men as
a expression of courtesy or to show
ppreclatlon of social favors received,
or this purpose a pot of growing
owers, a dainty bound volume, a
asket of graced or tropical fruit or
on-bons in elaborate receptacles cf
atln, porcelain or crystal, are ai:
elcome tokens to most wemen, who
raccfully accept them in the same
pirit In which they were sent.
A picturesque St. Valentine c?n
:st, which will not cost the hostess
nt a few dimes, is to provide each
irl with a length of colored satin
bbon, suggests The Delineator. This
: thc only apparatus needed for th^
ame of "Tying Love-Knots." Ean\
ian ls to be the timekeeper for each
irl and he must talk to her all the
of pa' te, and a twist of 'baby ribbon.
The white ice cream basket is made
in exactly the same way, with the
substitution of -white paper for red
and a little pasteboard Cupid stuck
on tho handle In place of the heart
and arrow. The favors for a valen
tine dance, children's party or cotil
lion are simply fancy -paper hearts
fastened on slender sticks, wound
with paper and decorated with ribbon
streamers. The candle shade makes
a most effective table decoration, lt
is of white -paper, decorated with
red hearts and gold arrows, and the
top and bottom of the shade are fin
ished with twists of the paper touch
ed up with gold paint.
St. Valentine's Day was originally
the day dedicated to the incoming of
spring. The Romans kept it in honor
of Pan and Juno, and the festival,
which lasted several days, was called
"Lupercalia." The early Christian
church, desiring to effect a Change In
this much-abused feast, very adroitly
reconstituted the cid practice of the
lottery af lovers' names. In place of
the names of real youths and maid
ens, whose appellations, written on
slips of paper, were drawn by the
young people of the time, the church
substituted the names of the saints.
The idea had its own beauty, and the
notion of dedication was thus pre
served in a more spiritual sense than
in the old Roman festival. This feast,
and not the existence of the real St.
Valentine, is the origin of the gallant
for it would
of the three
j named the J i
ided to cam? ;
Remember that you want to enjoy 1
the St. Valentine -party as well as j
your guests; therefore observe these
rules: # .
Don't fret and worry every hour of
the preceding day until you are ner- '
vous and sensitive to everything that 1
Don't rush your games too close on
each ether's heels. Young people like ?
to talk. ;
Don't seem to be making an effort 1
to entertain them at every moment.
Suggest the games when the talking
grows a little less spirited.
That Little Valentine Boy.
His other nairne is Cupid. That is
what the old Romans called him.
He had still another name given him
by the early Greeks, Eros. But w?at- .
ever he may be called, he is the same '
jolly little sprite that you paint, draw
or paste on your valentines as the
He looks very harmless with his
chubby-baby cheeks and his loving
eyes. But lcok at him closely and
you will find- in those eyes sparks of
mischief crlintine through the love,
like points of mica in a quartz rock.,
time she Is tying an artistic Iovc-knot
out of the ribbon.
He keeps his watch in hand, and
tries to divert her attention and make
her answer his questions. Three
minutes is the time limit, and if she
succeeds in making the knot, he must
wear it through the evening, pinned
to his cravat, If she fails she must
keep at lt until she succeeds.
In Shakespeare's Day.
In Shakespeare's time there was a
practice of greeting the person met
by saying, "Good morning, 't's Val
entine's Day," and the ene who made
the salutation first was entitled to a
present. At this time the element of
choice appears to have joined forces
with chance, for it is written that
divers young persons contrived to ac
cidentally see each other before the'
saw anybody else cn the morning of
St. Valentine's Day.
THE NEWS IN BRIEF *
Items of Interest Gathered By
Wire and Cable
GLEANINGS FRCM BAY TO DAY
Live Items Covering Events cf More
or Less Interest at Homo and
Abroad. * .
One of the horrors of the late
blizzard was thal, of Gus Johnson, a .
miner, who slept in a hay stack
Thursday night near Omaha, Neb.,
next morning' his hands and feet U
were frozen. On Saturday he
crawled on hands and knees seven
miles to Valley. , He will probably
lose one foot at least.,
Henry .Lair was convicted in
Chicago Monday of practicing white
slavery. The scheme was in luring
girls of Paris to come to America,
where they were engulfed in the well
known system of enslaving white
girls, especially in the lumbermen's
camps of the Northwest. Lair's sen
tence is two years in Federal prison
?nd a fine of $2,500.
It is estimated that there will be
as many as three hundred bills found
against perpetrators of public frauds
Two weeks were consumed Tuesday
on the Cooper trial at Nashville,
Tenn,, and the fourth venire of 500
men each was partly consumed, with
only nine jurymen secured and one
of them is under charges of incompe
tence. Two more have now been
Revenue officer Ramsey and others
destroyed a moonshine distillery at
South Mountain, York county, S. C.,
last week. They had occasion to go.
back later and found boys under ten
years of age who had in child like
play fixed up a still and were actu
ally making ..licker" from the con
tents of the tubs the officers had
A .negro man froze 'to death in
New Orleans last Sunday.
The Carolina Ice Machine Comr
pany, of Charlotte, N. C., has been
authorized to increase its capital
stock to $225,000.
George Buesse, brother of the
mayor of Chicago, before leaving
home for a period, bought a pistol
and was showing the bouse maid how
to use it m case of need, Sunday
night, when the pistol was accidental
ly fired, the ball crashing through
the window of a near neighbor and
killed Mrs. L. C. Tucker, the daugh
ter of Gen. A. C. Girard, retired.
John Dans and his wife had been
separated for some time. On Mon- ,
3ay he plead for his wife and two
children to return home with him.
rhe wife delayed her decision. Hi
kissed her good bye saying she
would regret it and just outside the
loor shot himself. Mrs. Dans had
just time to take his head in her lap
ind receive one more kiss when he
High Point, N. C., which makes
so much furniture, is soon to have a
?lass manufactory to make the many
seveled mirrors needed.
Manly B. Tripp shot down James
Flood on the streets of Dublin, Ga.,
:en years ago and escaped, but has
now returned and surrendered him
John Gilmer Speed, the author and
journalist, committed suicide by
shooting himself in the head while
in his bed room at the Phoenix House
Mendham, N. J., last Tuesday. He
left no explanation of his act.
Forty-eight applicants have recent
ly appeared before the Supremo
Court of North Carolina, asking for
license to practice law. Thirty-nine
passed while nine were turned down.
The Italians led in marks of re
spect and escorted the remains of
Consul Cheney and v.-ife when their
bodies arrived in New York.
Wm. Loeb, it is confidently as
serted, will be collector of the port
at .New York under the Taft admin
President-elect Taft has been tend
ered the honor of being made a Mason
at sight by the Grand Master of
Ohio. He has accepted same. Only
one instance of the kind has occurred
in Masonry within the last 100 years.
Congress has passed an act making
February 12, 1909, the 100th anni
versary of the birth of President
Lincoln, a legal holiday and has ap
propriated $50,000 as a preliminary
to building a road from the capital
to the Gettysburg Battle Ground, to
be known as "The Lincoln Way."
Benjamin Hadley, a recluse of East
Summerville, Mass., died recently
and disposed of an estate worth
$150.000. He willed $10,000 to Pres
ident Roosevelt who declines vigor
ously to incept it.
The House on Tuesday reconsider
ed and defeated the bill allowing
$500,000 for balloons, airships, etc.,
for the army.
Washington News Notes.
It is now said that sufficient evi
dence is at hand td bring suit against
ex-President Castro, of Venezulea,
for instigating the plot to assassi
nate Gomez, the present ruler.
Spain felt aggrieved that the iti
nerary of the American fleet did not
include at least one Spanish port.
It is said unofficially, that it would
bave done much to wipe out the Inst
sting of the Spanish-American war.
. A book is to be forthcoming from
Germany's capitol in defense of
Emperor William in his late troubles.
It will set forth that he is not cor
Tho Vanguard is England's last
and Ibo largest, war vessel in the
world. It hr.s been launched, lt is
5?3 feet long and has 2.500 horse
no wer end a displacement of 19,300
The National Vr-' -' hlv of Panama
has rxpr'^'^d i's iridvr?alicn nt tho
?peech of Representative Ea'hey in
oppress. r?fle?'?nc % P-vnama's