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Thia, picture was painted LU 1772 by C
brandt Peale, and usually kuown as the h
uniform of a British colonial colonel. The
<rf Washington, and Lee University.-The Bo
A George Wa:
; f & you did not know what
This is what Lina asked
Sister Emma after she had
leaned ca her elbows and looked
ont of the window five minutes with
"1 would think and think until I
thought of something," replied Sis
ter Emma, half closing ber book to
take a Look at her little sister,
"?nd if you could not think-"
"J would ask every one 1 met until
I found something."
. Lina began to smile. "I'll begin
with you, sister." V
Sister Emma dropped her book,
., and .laughed merrily. "Wise little
mild," she said.
Then she took Lina on her lap
SHE ONLY LEFT IT IN
lind they talked lt all over. Talked
?Ter what? Why, Lina's party,
liamma had told her that she might
liave a George Washington party.
The next day a box was spied on
fae hall table with "Washington" in
large letters on it. Each member of
the family was asked to put in an
Idea for a Washington party.
Bertram. Lina's brother, thought
cf something so funny that he bad
to hick off bis shoes and dance a jig
lefore he wrote it. It was just jane
Johnny could not think of any
thing, so he looked in the box. When
! ho saw "Hatchets," he wrote, "Cher
' rr-trees," for he thought cherry
tree? would be as good for a party as
Phil looked in, and said, "Pooh!
I can do better than that," and he
' ?Tote, "Orange Pudding." ,
Mamma looked in, and she said,
: "Whoever could make a party out of
hatchets and cherry-trees? Orange
padding, though, ls a good idea I
will make th? pudding." So mamma
Papa looked in, and he wrote,
"lints and Goodies."
Sister came last and she wrote,
.Tfa&a Lina opened the box and' Sis
ter Einma matched the ideas together
asid mad? a party cf them.
When the little friends arrived on
th? afternoon of the 22d of February
j th? box stood on the hall table/ and
j Johnnie stood reside it, with a red
sam tied over his white blouse, look
Injp Y?ry gay. He invited each guest
: to pdit his hand into the box and take
out.what he found.
George Washington himself, Ber-'
tr,?.m, stood just inside the door, and
,ahow<)d each guest to seat
Wi.en they opened the parcels each
found that he held In his hand a
hatchet. Some were red, nome white
anil some blue.
Then Sister Emma, Lady Washing
ton, came in, and said that there were
six trees on the wall, and one was a
.ch?rry-tree, and the first one who dis
covered it would Lave the first chance
to nae his hatchet on it.
Soy Gardner found it first Lady
Washington tied a handkerchief over
his eyes and told him to see how near
he could come to putting the hatchet
T OF WASHINGTON.
Iharles Willson Peale, the lather of Kem
?Ider Peale, lt shows Washington in the
original painting is now in the possession
ok I over's Magazine.
.IL the chopped place In the cherry
Roy walked off bravely, chopping
right and left with his pasteboard
hatchet, and pinned it up on the oth
er side of the room. You may be sure
there was a merry laugh over that.
Dolly Dean did a great deal better,
for she only left it in the top of the
Willie, Dolly's brother, said he
knew he could bit the right place, but
be hung lt on the roots.
Annie Mabie placed it exactly. "I
saw that it was just so high, right in
front of me," Annie explained, "and
when Lady Washington turned me
around three times, I said to myself,
"It is just so high, right in front of
me, and it was.
After that they played hide the
THE TOP OF THE TREE.
hatchet, and chase the hatchet, until
every one was gled to eit down and
spell the hatchet. Willie Dean spelled
more words than any ono else. Willie
wan a gor a speller.
Then Lady Washington said they
might match hatchets by the numbers
on them. That was fun!
Two by two they marched ont to
?su.pp.er, singing "Yankee Doodle,"
with their hatchets pined to their
?? you want to know bow good a
tima they had. try a Washington box
The Flag of
Fling out, flin;, out, with cheer and shout.
To all the winds Our Country's Banner!
Be every bar and every star
Displayed in full and glorious munuer!
Named After Washington.
One State and some sixty-odd
counties, cities, towns, rivers, lakes
and water courses perpetuate Wash
ington's name on the. map. All the
Caesars and Napoleons who carved
up Europe left no such reminders of
their transitory greatness. Alexan
der, after twenty centuries, left noth
ing like it.
As a city maker the capital which
bears his name remains as bis monu
ment. It was his project and he was
its founder. Had he any idea of the
country's future development into
metropolitan districts? Did he fore
see even vaguely a time of city dom
inance in national affairs- such as is
The possibility of a community
within a ten-mile radius of New
York's City Hall greater than tho en
tire population of the young Republic
was then undreamed of. If the in
fant nation could have received from
Washington and his counsellors some
provision for Its physical growth, if
some part of the consideration be
stowed on its political future could
have been given to the establishment
of safeguards for the restraint of
menacing movements of population,
would not the restriction have been
There has arisen a need for bar
riers to preserve the balance of pow
er between city and country which
the Fathers of the Republic bad no
means of foreseeing. - New York
An Apostrophe by Daniel Webster.
That name was of power to rally a
nation in the hour of thick-thronging
public disputers and calamities; that
hame shone, amid the storm of war,
a beacon to light, to cheer and guide
the country's friends; lt flamed, too,
like a meteor, to repel her foes. That
name, in the days of peace, was a
loadstone, attracting to itself a whole
people's confidence, a whole people's
AN UNUSUAL WASHINGTON.
Painted in J789 by Christian Gulager, to
whom Washington gave but one sitting.
Rev. Jeremy Belknap pronounced it .a
"very good fi ken ess." The original is now
in the possession of Mrs. Arthur Godman.
Chateau of Lnufenburg. Grand Duchy of
Baden.-The Booklover'n Magazine.
love, and the whole world's respect.
That name, descending with all time,
spreading over the whole earth, and
uttered in'all the languages belong
ing to the tribes and raceB of men,
will forever be pronounced with af
fectionate gratitude by every one in
whose breast there shall arise an as
piration for human rights and human
Mightiest Name on Earth.
' Washington is the mightiest name
on earth. Long since mightiest in
the cause of civil liberty; still might
iest in moral reformation. On that
name no eulogy is expected. It can
not be. To add brightness to the sun
or glory to the name of Washington
ls alike impossible. Let none at
tempt it. In solemn awe pronounce
the name, and in its nakled deathless
splendor leaving it shining on.
Abraham Lincoln. .
Papa Washington - "George,
Neighbor Fairfax has reported to me
that he has loot some of his choice ap
ples. Now, do you know-"
George-"Now, see here, father,
just because I acknowledged that
cherry tree racket, you needn't think
I'm going to own up to all the devil
try committed in the neighborhood."
Blow, zephyrs, blow! Keep the dear en
Blow, zephyrs, sweetly mournful-sighing,
, , ; signing, sighing!
I -Abraham Colea, in Christian Herald.
* '?^-.?n-r'rr^riV- i..'- TtV\Vii\raTfrf**.*-rT*r'7*ir^ah-i j iw^pU . ..
W. S. Biggers .Shoots Down J. G.
I Hood.in Front of Central Hotel
Fenner. Eusincs3 Eclations the
Canse; . -
Charlotte, N. C., Special.-Mr.
J. G. Hood, who for many years
has been identified with the business
interests of'Chai lotte, was shot down
by Mr. W. S. Biggers in front of the
Central Hotel a few minutes after 0
o'clock Tuesday morning, and died
within twenty minutes after the first
shot. Hood never regained conscious
By a railroad accident Biggers had
lost his right arm, but wielded his
pistol with the left.
The shooting took place at close
range, Biggers being within three or
four feet of Hood when he opened
fire. _Hood fell at the third shot, and
in a few moments the sidewalk was
red with blood, while a part of the
brain of the victim was mingled with
the blood that was streaming from
che wounds in the head.
One ball from Biggers' pistol pass
?d through the rear of the Central
Hotel 'bus and shattered a pane of
dass in the front, passing within four
inches of the driver's bead. The same
ball continued across Tryon street
md broke a large plate glass in the
front of the offices of the Southern
Real Estate, Loan and Trust Com
Just before the shooting Hood was
seen with his hands extended forward,
asking Biggers not to shoot him, this
being practically ail that was gather
?d of the conversation that took place.
Biggers raised his pistol in his left
hand, and pointed square at Hood,
the first shot evidently going wild,
and hitting the hotel 'bus.' The sec
ond -shot is believed to have been the
most fatal of all, the ball entering be
tween the eyes and about an inch
above a line across the middle of the
When a policeman reached the
scene of the tragedy Biggers was
standing over his victim with his pis
tol in his hand. Turning to the
policeman, he said: "I submit to .ycu
and here is my pistol. Hood has
been trying to rob me, my wife and
my children for several years and I
have done all that I had to do. I
am willing to go anywhere you say
and will make no effort to resist." !
The men had been in business to
gether some years ago. Biggers had
subscribed for some of the stock
and paid in part of the sum. Believ
ing it to be a loss he refused to pay
in the. rest while it seems Hood 1
demanded payment. This probably
led to hatred and;the homicide.
"The Times" Only at Thomasville.
Charlotte. Special.-The Southern
Publisher for February was misled
by an article that appeared in the
news of the day, the substance of
which was to the effect that
an organization had been completed
by which Thomasvilla was to have a
new weekly paper. We accepted it
in the simplicity of our^fjjjlh in the
correctness of matter found in our ex
changes, just as we would had we
seen it in the esteemed Thomnsville
Times, which is on the' ground already
and is covering the field and meeting
well the demand. We stand ready at
all times to eulogize the untold value
of journalism, but sometimes informa
tion from an apparently reliable
source may be in error, as in this case.
Inventor of Oliver Typewriter Dead.
Chicago, Special.-Thomas Oliver,
inventor of the Oliver typewriter,
died suddenly Tuesday of heart dis
ease while waiting for his wife at a
railway station to start for Pine Bluff,
Ark., to test a machine which he had
recently invented, which he declared
would revolutionize the cotton indus
try. The machine was a cotton-pick
iner device, which was to do away
with the work now clone by hand.
National Highways Association Or
ganized at St. Augustine.
St. Augustine, Fla., Special.-Thc
National Highways Association was
organized here T?esday "with John A.
Stewart, of New York City, presi
dent; Albert Lewis, Bear Creek. Pa.,
first vice president; E. L.' Leighton.
Cleveland, 0., third vice president.
From this foundation, a national as
sociation will be built up consisting
of prominent members from all sec
tions and a national convention will
be held here next January when ac
tion Will be taken looking for con
Jack Binns Welcomed Hoir-e.
Peterborough. Eng.. - "Jack"
Binns, the w'u Ale.-'s telegraph opeivf">r
who was on board the steamer Re
mblic nt the time of her collision oiT
Nar^nclft last month with the steam
ar Florida, was given a rousing recep
<ion in Peterborough, his native town
Tuesrlpv afternoon. He was met at
the railroad station with bands play
ing "See the Conquering Hero
Comes" and the mayor :n his chains
in"! robes of erice, extended him i
Uncle Sam Not Responsible Foi
Washington,', Special.-The United
States government disavows all re
sponsibility for remarks made by
Representative Rainey, of Blinois, in
the House about two weeks ago criti
cizing President Obaldia. of Panama,
according to a letter sent by Secretary
of Str.ic Bacon to C. C. Aorsemen.v
minister fiom Panama, in reply to s 1
protest by the ?aler made by div?:
'ion of the minister's government.
Southern Steel Company Reorganized.
Birmingham. Ala., Special.-Ad
vices received here Tuesday from New
York aro to the effe.-M tiiat the South
ern Steel Company, a $20,000.000 con
cern which went into bankruptcy last
year, has been re-organized with H.
Hassinger as president and the re
sumption of operations will be under
way within ten days.
TAFT mmm BOUND
Talks Through South-Remarks at
Hattiesburg, Miss.-Canal Manage
ment Deserves Support.
Birmingham, Special. - Talking
through Louisiana, Mississippi and
Alabama, just like campaign days,
the President-elect had on Saturday
the gratification, which he evidently
enjoyed, of being heartily received by
large and enthusiastic crowds w
had not voted for him.
He talked from the rear platform
at Hattiesburg, Miss., in a vein of
pleasantry and then touching on the
Canal subject he said:
"The Panama canal is going to be
built," he declared," and what Iwant
every American citizen to do, is to
stand by the men who are building it.
(Voices: "We will do it.") Don't
set a fire in the rear, don distrust
the men that are giving up their
strength and energy and enterprise to
put that great work through. When
you have agents who are doing your
work, you stand behind them. If
you don't, you cannot get your work
done. The men who do your work are
entitled to your help and cnfidence
and you ought not to allow yourselves
to be led astray by buncombe speeches
on the floor of the House of Repres
entatives, or by headlines in. sensa
tional newspapers, and go back on the
men that are doing your work.
"I don't care whether you aro
Democrats or Republicans, you want
the work done and when, the army
engineers who are doing this work are
giving all their time to the carrying
out of this work, you are not men to
go back on them and to believe every
idle story that comes from the mouth
of some politician who is seeking to
make himself prominent or to give
himself the advertisement of a little
unfounded sensational statement.
"That work is being done honest
ly. I know what I am talking about.
It will he built and all the wind op
posion that comes merely from a de
side to exalt and exploit the man who
makes himself responsible won't ob
"I know what thc people of the
United States want in that regard and
in so far as I have power, as the
Executive of this country, I am going
to push that work and I am going
to stand behind Ihe men who are do
ing it. And now, gentlemen, you
have gotten me into more heat than
I expected but I think you very much
much for your welcome.'
Policeman Fatally Shot.
Salisbury, Special.-Policeman W.
A. Monroe and Policeman Siceloff
were called to North Church street, a
negro settlement, on account of John
A. Jackson, a negro, beating his wife
Saturday night. As they attempted
to arrest him and while trying to es
cape Jackson shot Policeman Monroe
and made good his escape. Monroe
was taken to the Whitehead-Stokes
Hospital where his wounds were con
sidered necessarily fatal. He was
shot in the abdomen. He is about 50
years old and was esteemed for many
years faithful service on the police
force of Salisbury. Against reason
able expectation Monroe expects to
recover. $150 reward is offered for
the capture of Jackson.
Scarlet Fever on Receiving Ship Han
New York, Special.-Between 200
and-300 men on board the receiving
ship Hancock at the navy1 yard,
Brooklyn, are under quarantine,
owinc: to an outbreak of scarlet fever
on the vessel. Eleven men sufferins
with the disease have been removed
to the naval hospital in Flushing
avenue, Brooklyn. Care has been
exercised to prevent the spread of thc
disease at the navy yard.
j Tuberculosis Exhibit Opens Sunday
Philadelphia, Special.-The inter
national tuberculosis exhibition which
was formally opened here Monday
was visited Sunday by many nurse*
and school teachers. An exhaustive
programme has been arranged for the
coming week, each day being devoted
to some particular phase of the evil
or its remedy.
Loses His Life in an Attempt to Res
cue Aged Woman.
Rochmond, Va., Special.-Mrs.
Robert Skipwith, an aged woman be
longing to a prominent family, and a
man named Johnson were burned to
death in a fire which destroyed an
old mansion near Clayville, Powhatan
county, Saturday night. Johnson and
his wife were tenants in the house
which was the property of Mrs. Skip
with. Johnson returned to rescue
Mrs. .Skipwith when the floor fell in.
Severe Storm Strike Mississippi Town
Learned, Miss., Special.-A storm
struck this place from the northwest
about 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon
with terrific force, blowing down a ne
gro church, killing Dick Harris' wife
and one child of Maggie Bennett, and
injuring eight or ten. About seventy
flvo persons were in the' building at
tho time. If it had not boen for tho
arched ceiling they would all proba
bly have been killed.
May Send War Vessel to Liberia.
Washington, Special;-The State
Department is considering the ques
tion of dispatching an American wai
vessel to Liberia where alarm is fell
for the safety of British and French
citzens employed in the customs ser
vice of the republic. Already thf
British government has dispatched ?
war vessel to Monrovia and also ?'
company of soldiers. The present sit
uation, according to official advices
may result in thc passing of its 40,000
miks of terril cry into alien hands.
?ummary of Import?nt , Proceedings
Enacted From Day to Day.
The postal savings bank bill was
icfore the Senate during most of the
ession Wadnesday and Senator Hey
nrn, of Idaho, spoke in opposition "to
t. But little nrogress was^made.
The Senate took a recess in order
o join the House of Repr?sentatives
? counting tho electoral vote, returni
ng its legislative work immediately
Wednesday tho ceremonj' of
a counting the electoral vote, resum
ormed by the Senate and House of
lepresentatives in joint session. Wil
lam H. Taft, of Ohio, was officially
eclared elected President and James
I. Sherman, of New York, Vive Pres
ient, the count disclosing 321 elec
oral votes for the Republican can
?dates as against 162 for Messrs.
Iryjtes and Kern.
Following the refusal of unanimous
onsent for the consideration of a
esolulion appropriating $1,250,000
or a Loncoln memorial in Washing
on and the passagge of several bills
f minor importance, consideration of
he agrcultural appropriation bill
ras resumed. The effert of Mr.
(ever, of South Carolina, and his fol
awers to abolish the board of refc
ees of the Department of Agricul
ure failed. The bill was pending
.'hen the House at 5:07 p. m. adj
A report was made to the Senate
'hursday from the committee on ap
ropriations on the President's state
?ents concerning the attitude of
Congress toward apporpriations for
he support of the secret service,
enator Hemenway who presented
his report, added that the President
'as not justified in making the state
lent contained in his message to
Just before adjournment the Sen
te passed a joint resolution in the
xact form it had been passed by tho
louse of Representatives declaring
'ebrua)^ 12th. be a specia"; legal
oliday in honor of the centenary of
he birth of Abraham Lincoln.
A bill was passed also repealing
be increase in the salary of the Sec
etary of State from $8,000 to $12,000
0 as to permit Senator Knox to ac
ept an appointment as Secretary of
Senator McLaurin mada a speech
1 opposition to the passage of any
ill for the re-enlistment of the negro
oldiers of the Twenty-fifth Regiment
ccused of having "shot up"
The agricultural appropriation bill
,*as passed by the House of represen
atives Thursday practically as it
ame from committee. Debate drag
ed wearily on for several hours when
he proceedings were enlivened by a
rief but spicy tilt between Mr. Mu
on, of Arkansas, and Mr. Cook, of
A successful fight, led by Mr. Sa
ath, of Illinois, was made against
he bill amending th? naturalization
rws which, among other things, in
reased the naturalization fee from
ve to ten dollars. By an emphatic
ote the conference report on the
?easure was rejected and the bill laid
pon the table.
A tribute to Lincoln by Mr. Boutell
f Illinois, closed the day's proceed
The Senate on Thursday adjourned
ill Monday. In the House on Friday
Representative Raney took up the
anal libel suit matter and thrusts
nd retorts consumed much time. L?t
l? seemed to be effected.
The Senate was not in session on
iaturday. In the House a variety of
oards shall be "minutely itemized."
ppropriation bill technically was un
er consideration, but many members
vailed themselves of the opportun
ty for general debate. Mr. Lamar,
f Florida) argued for the amendment
f the railroad rate law, churning the
iw was insufficient to cover thc cases
icluded in its provisions; Mr. Mad
en., of Illinois, referred to increases
i freight rates since the rate law
rent into effect ; Mr. Murphy, of Wis
onsin, delivered an eulogy of Lin
oln ; Mr. Washburn, of Massaclui
etts, favored a modification of the
?herman anti-trust law in order that
t might be less burdensome; Mr.
Tayr, of California, attacked the
ules of the House; Mr. Langley, o?
LciUncky, criticised the administra
?on nf the affairs of the Choctaw lil
ians; Mr. Sherman, of New York
xplained the provisions of the In
ian bill^ while Mr. Proctor, of Ver
dont, pleaded for an adjustment oj
lostal rates as affecting merchandis?
hrugh the mails. i
Sunday was set apart; for eulogie.1
if three deceased members. The?
/ere Senator William Tinkney Whyt<
if Maryland; Representative Willian
I. Parker, of South Dakota, and Rep
esentative Abraham L. Brick, of lu
liana. Fifteen addresses were deliv
The horses ot Iceland are shod wit?
D. W. S. (New York City): Kindly
;Ive me some Information about the
ivitch hazel divining rod for locating
?vater; how it is made, used, etc.
As usually employed, this device
consists of a forked twig, held In a
lorizontal position in front of the
>perator. He grasps one tip of the "S
?vlth each hand, and the main stem
projects before him. He walks to
ind fro In search of a hidden vein of
ivater, and it is said that when he is
aver one the stern will bend down
ward. Though hazel was once con
sidered essential, some operators re
port equally satisfactory results with
Jther wood, and even with wire. The
ievice does not work in everybody's
"ands, and we do not wish to be un
ierstood as guaranteeing that it will
succeed in any one*s. Nevertheless, a
few of the cases in which the divining
rod seemed to reveal water are now
fairly well attested.-New York Tri?
GLEANINGS FROM DAY TO DAY
Live Items Covering Events of More
or Less Interest at Home and
A company to manufacture brooms
bas been organized in Roanoke, Va>
with ample capital to operate success
fully. The principal stockholders are
James S. Yeatman and Charles S.
It w?s recently found that some
inmates of the West Virginia peni
tentiary had an outfit kit for counter
feiting coins. Some had been pass
ed out of the prison.
The barkantine Matanzas bound
from Philadelphia' to Fernandia,' Fla.,"
got in distress Thursday night 121
miles south of Diamond Shoals and
signalled by -wireless telegraphy. Six
ocean-going vossels to her side. She
has a cargo of lumber and will be
towed into port.
Hon. D. E. Hydride, of Spartanburg,
S. C., was chosen as associate Justice
of the Supreme Court of South Caro
lina, on last Thursday, after 37 bai
lo ic were taken.
Ai Lakeland, Fla., Charlie Crumly,
a r.egro, who was believed to be tho
criminal who assaulted a white lady,
wqs taken from jail Wednesday and
was on the point of being burned at
the stake when officers plead for him
and saved him. He claims an alibi,
and was not positively identified.
The last rail was laid Wednesday,
connecting Dante, Va., with Bostie,
N. C., on the Carolina, Clinchfield
& Ohio railroad.
The sheriff and other officers cap
tured three distilleries in Lineolnton
county a few days ago.
Mrs. Harry Samson is to be tried
in New York on the charge of mur
dering her husband, who was a
nephew of the late Admiral Sampson.
The National Bureau of Forestry,
it is said, will get an army of An
gora goats to eat paths three hundred
yards through the California foresta
as checks to forest fires.
Street cars stalled in the streeta
of Sioux City, Mo., Tuesday night
in snow 13 inches deep on a level,
and a 55 miles an hour wind.
Roby Baskin, a Negro who robbed"
and then murdered Rev. W. Y; Hud
son was lynched at Houston, Miss.,
Tuesday. *The mob of 300 was not
resisted. They calimed that justice
was too tardy.
The Illinois Central's Chicago
Flyer plunged into, an open switch at
Cold Water,. Miss., killing Martin",
Stanton, of Memphis, and injuring
several others, i
The yeggman killed at Laurens, S'A
C., last week proves to be "Sheeny
Mike,'I who has been recognized by
a former, but now reformed, crook,
who had been in prison with him.
In New York recently a baby only
three days old suffered a hemorrhage
and would have died, the doctor
thought, but for the fact that about
a pint of its father's blood was
transfused into it. It1 is now Hoing
The Mauretanin, Cunard Lina
steamer, has made a new record,
crossing the ocean, 2,934 miles in 4
days, 20 hours and 27 minutes.
Washington News Notes.
C. H. Martin has been made pri
vate secretary to Senator Overman
in place of Fred L. Carr, resigned.
The House of Representatives has
voted the* sum of $12.000 for auto
mobiles for the president's use.
It now appears that it was an
erroneous story in circulation some
time ago to the effect that President
Roosevelt struck, with riding whip
the horse or horses of lady riders.
Admiral Sperry is regulating the
speed of his fleet so as to arrive io
the Chesapeake on the 22nd, when a
reception program will be carried out.
President Roosevelt will be on hand.
After 50 years in the present Nat
ional House of Representatives it is
proposed to return to the old plan
of arrangement of seats without
desks, that members may hear more
perfectly. Tho change in the Hall
wiU cost about $35,000.
President Roosevelt takes part in
the ceremonies at the Lincoln Home- >
stead, at Hodgenville, Ky., Friday,
the 12th, the occasion being the
100th anniversary of the birth of
the murdered president.
The nomination of Dr. Cram to be
collector of the port at Charleston,
has met with such opposition in the
U. S. Senate, that it is thought the
matter will go over for the considera
tion of Mr. Taft.
A story has just come to light that
President Lincoln narrowly escaped
death from a bomb in Baltimore,
when on his way to Washington to
The American Red Cross has given
$250,000 to Queen Helena to found
an orphanage for the parentlcss
children, the victims of the earth
Death has just recently claimed"
two of the best-known men in France,
Catulle-Abraham Mendes, the poet
and novelist, and Ernest Alexander
Honore Coquelin, known familiar}' ?'IS
Coquelin Cadet, one of the last of
France's celebrated actors.
Germany and France have settled
by amicable treaty, their differences
in relation to Morrocco and mutual
respect now seems better than since
the war of 1870.
Capt. Roald Amrindsen has receiv
ed $1S,000 appropriation from his
government and will set out from
Norway in the spring to be gone
five or six years in search of the
North Pole. He will sail in Ihe Fran*
with about 10 men. He will secure
American dogs. His hope is to find
currents which he believes exist that
will * .ing him well on his way.