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%uck" Is Only G Scape
goat for Inefficiency
By Beatrice Fairfax
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0 you know that "luck" ls a word wif ? might well be
dropped from the dictionary? It is generally misused ana
D? made a sort of scapegoat for inefficiency.
t ? Not long ago I overheard a group of #rls talking about j
5 a girl who had just been invited to Europe by a friend.
"Isn't she the luckiest thing?" said one of them, envi
ously. . "This is the third lovely trip she has been invited
"Yes,"' said another, -with a sigh, "she certainly does
have great luck. Last year Mrs. K. invited her to go South with her, and the
year before she went on that lovely cruise with the L--s. I wish I had her
They simply thought of her as being lucky, but I happened to know that it
was her extreme sweetness, cheerfulness and unselfishness that won her all
of those delightful trips. There was no luck about lt. It was entirely a ques
tion of popularity. f
"How lucky to be so popular!" you might say; but don't tor a moment
Imagine that popularity is a matter of luck. There is no chance about lt. It
must be worked for, and worked for hard.
Men will look at the successful man and exclaim, "What a lucky beggar
lie is!" They don't stop to consider how bard he.has worked for his-success.
Luck is the ability to recognize an opportunity and take advantage or it.
Just let "lack" take care of itself. Hard work and good judgment will
help you along.better than all the so-called luck in the world.
If you are lazy and slipshod in your methods, you will in all probability be
? failure, and" you will weakly blame your failure to had luck:
Write out these words and paste them above your looking glass:
"There is no such thing as luck, what, 1 am and what I achieve is owing
to perseverance and ability on my part."
People often say to me, "Oh, Miss Fairfax^ you are so lucky to have work
that you like, and that you can make successful!"
I am indeed fortunate in being able to earn my living in a thoror^hly con
genial occupation, but it was not by any .means easy when I first began it,
and there were many hours of discouragement.
It Is. hot hick that has "brought me any success that I may have found, but
applicatiou and interest in my work.
? Forget that there is such a word as "luck," and just go ahead trying
your best to succeed In wbatever you* may be engaged in.
If yan wait for luck to come your way, you may find it a long wait. Luck
comes to those who work for it, not to those who walt for it-New York Eve
What Happens lo a
Million aire's Mon ey
ty F. IV. H ewes
GREAT reservoir of water, undistributed, leaves men and
women to perish of thirst and growing crops to parch and
die. So. also, vaults bulging with stagnant money leave
men and women to perish in abject poverty, and ripehed
crops to rot within the fields and orchards that grow them.
Therefore, what happens to the dollars* ol the millionaire Is
a question of the first importance.
: Those of us who believe In praying ?or mater lal bless
ings will do well to pray long and earnestly that rlo.1 women
will never cease to buy (100 hats and $1,009 gowns, with diamonds and other
Jewels to match. That they will continue to give balls and teas and enter
-"<r pynpnfsty? fcjnd. That they will be recklessly extrava
" <fren~no~noir?pt;nap-Tii<?jr pu?, miu DO,W>U W_._
"the wage-earner's money-channels. Let us be. thankful, too, that neither the
?Dllars of the poor are of any value save as they go into the wage-channels of
active circulation.-Harper's Weekly.- .
Survival of the Fittest I
By Slr Ray Lankester
.?..??.o NLY one oyster embryo out of every five million produced
0, % grows up through all the successive stages of youta to the
? adult state. Even in animals which produce a small num
% ber of young there is great destruction, and taking; all the
J individuals into consideration only a single pair , of young
arrive at maturity to replace, their parents. There is no
exception to the rule that every organic being naturally
multiplies, at So high a rate that if not destroyed the progeny
of a siai?e pair would soon cover the earth. The elephant
ls reckoned the slowest breeder of known animals; it commences to brew at
thirty years of age, dies at one hundred, and has six young in the interval.
After seven hundred and dfty years, supposing all the offspring of a single pair
fulfilled the rule and. were not destroyed In an untimely way, there would be
nearly nineteen million elephants alive descended from the first pair. v
By Ramsey Benson
EASTS are 'denied the light of reason, and for that their
comh rt waits simply on the indulgence of desire. With man,
on the other hand, since reason is his especial gift, comfort
waits on the reasonable indulgence of desire.
But reason is "such a bore that we enjoy almost nothing
better than throwing It to the winds,-there's no denying
the delight of going on' and indulging our desires without
let or hindrance. Of course, it isn't comfort which we taus
obtain,-only luxury, which is of comfort the caricature.
Luxury, then, is another fruit of responsibility, that gift in virtue of
which the humankind^may the good profer yet ah! the worst pursue,-may
Tauntingly account inferior beings not dowered with it, and end by so using
it as to raise a doubt whether its bestowal on'themselves was not a huge,
grim joke.-From Life.
"I notice the stage lawyer In that
play didn't carry his papers in his
"Well, maybe the author of the play
used as his model a real lawyer.
They're getting realism down pretty
Une these days."-Kansas City Jour
nal, Y' '? ?
Irish agricultural associations are
moving for the introduction of ad
Tancred farming appliances.
"Beware!" whispered the fortune
teller, "your bitterest enemy* will
shortly cross your path
"Hooray!" cried the man, delighted
ly, "my new. motor car won't do a
thing to him."-Philadelphia Press.
Do Not Speak as They Pass By.
He (after the quarrel)-I Was a fool
when I married you.
She-Yes, but I thought you would
Items rf Interest Gathered By
> . Wire and CabEe
CLEANINGS FROM DAY TO DAY
Live Items Covering Events of Hore
or Less Interest at Home and
Miss Gladys Young was killed and
Miss Mae Smith was critically burn
ed from an exploded giisoline tank
in New York Sunday, when two au
tomobiles crashed together.
John Goode, the lasi; surviving
member of the Confederate Congress,
was striken /with paralysis at Nor
S. Cox, -while viewing the ascen
sion of a balloon at Big Stone Gap,
Va., last' Saturday, became entangled
with the ropes of the parachute and
was carried up 35 feet then fell head
foremost and was killed.
}. At Detroit, Mich., last Saturday,
in a crowded 5 and 10 cent store the
false alarm of fire caused a panic in
which one girl's skull wa.s fractured,
and 20 or more were injured.
Col. H. C. Thurston, known as the
Texas giant, believed to have been
the tallest American, 7 f set 9 inches
in height, a Confederate soldier un
der General Price, died at his home
on Saturday, aged 77. Thurton toured
America and Europe wkh a circus,
and made a competency) came to
Texas and buying farms and ranches
spent his declining years in quiet.
He was a conspicious fijrure at the
recent Confederate reunion at Mem
George Fuller, his wife and three
children were drowned Saturday af
ternoon in a lake 12 miles north of
Fort Collins, Iowa. The parents and
two boys were drowned while trying
to rescue a little daughter who had
fallen in while trying ito get a bucket
At Woonsocket, .R. I., last Satur
day some unnoticed person threw a
bomb in the midst of a crowd and
one man was killed and five were
more or less seriously hurt.
, The Tennessee Supreme Court has
ordered new trials for the eight Night
Riders convicted in connection with
the Reel Foot Lake case on the
ground of errors. ?
. Five Chinese were sentenced to
death in Boston last Saturday for
the murder of four Celestials in a
war of tongs.
. A family of four was murdered at
Aberdeen, S. D., last Saturday,, pre
sumably by tramps who were after
a sum of money.
Eight men were shot at lone, Ore.,
last Saturday in .a battle between
a sheriff's posse and an alleged ex
convict, who surrendered only when
his ammunition became exhausted.
Rev. E. L. Langley was fatally
shot at Grayson, Ga., Monday, while
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ana ner six-weeks old infant and tore
off the top of a 17 yearsi old boy's
head and injured the man handling
At Goshen, Ind., a Fourth of July
sky rocket went through a livery
stable roof and burned it and along
with it a young mah who was sleep
ing in the loft.
Southern Congressmen will appeal
to President Taft to appoint no ne
gro census enumerators in white dis
tricts in the South.
York, FA., had an ah.rming fire
Sunday,, which did $20,000 worth of
The former Miss Silvey Spear, an
heiress of Atlanta, who doped with
her father's chauffeur, ha? secured a
Mistaking pistol firing 3?or signals,
a parachutist at Portland, Maine, cut
loose too soon and was dashed to
Supt. Moses Friedman issued a
statement Monday defying the
charges of cruel treatment at the Car
lisle Indniaa School.
John R. Early, the alleged leper,
now in a New York hospital, was
allowed to mingle freely with other
patients and received his family Mon
day. His case is pronounced as not
Wasltington News Notes.
President Taft delivered the ad
dress at the unveiling of the monu
ment Saturday to Dr. B. F. Stephen
son, found f?r of the Grand Army of
Senator Daniel Saturday succeed
ed in securing the elimination of tea
and coffee from the maximum re
taliatory provision of the Tariff bill.
The . "weighthouse" for tho
Wrights' aeroplane at Fori; Myer was
blown down last Saturday.
The President and Mrs. Taft went
to Beverly, - Mass., Saturday, where
the President*s family willi spend the
After, only six hours' debate the
Senate adopted the "maximum and
minimum" provision of th<? Tariff bill
36 to 18 last Thursday.
Experts estimate that the new cor
poration tax will. yield about $50,
000.000 a year.
Senator Bailey attacked Hitch
cock Saturday for his alleged inten
tion to appoint partisan census super
visors in the South.
The Senate completed its consider
ation of the Tariff bill in committee
of the whole Thursday.
Not a single person was seriously
injured in the Fourth of July cele
bration in ?Washington.
President Taft and Ambassadors
Bryce and Jessaserand took the fore
most part in the Champlain celebra
TR??BIE IN BOLIVIA
Bolivia is Disquieted-Mobs Attack
Peruvian and Argentine Legations
-Minister From the Argentine
With His Wife linn For Their
/ LaPaa, Bolivia, Special.-The
guards protecting thc Peruvian and
Argentine legations were suddenly
withdrawn Saturday evening, for
some unknown reason. When this be
came known, street mobs renewd
their attacks on the legations, caus
ing serious damage.
The Argentine minister, Senor Fen
seca, and his'wife, had'a narrow es
cape from injury. They made their
way out of the legation, and ran a dis
tance of eight blocks, finally seeking
.protection in the home of the Presi
dent of Bolivia.
No explanation has been made as
to why the strict measures ordered
by the authorities at the first sign of
trouble have not been enforced. Man
ifestations have- been numerous in
public places, and at a meeting held
Saturday, a . portrait of Figueroa Al
corta, President of Argentina, was
placed head downwards on a pole and
stoned to pieces.
It is reported here that consider
able excitement prevails at Lima and
Buenos Ayres, and the Argentine
government's silence in the face of
Bolivian protests is . regarded as
La Paz was given over Sunday
night to riot. The people swarmed in
to the streets and did! much damage.
The electric wires, were cut and pil
laging was begun on all sides. Shots
were heard, in every direction. The
situation for foreigners, especially
Peruvian and Argentine residents, is
Hurricane ?weeps Panama.
Panama, .Special.-A hurricane of
unusual severity occurred Saturday
night, doing much damage to prop
erty. The electric, plant in Panama
was put out ,of commission and the
city was left in darkness, whv?h serv
ed to increase the alarm. At*he time
there was a great crowd at the Na
tional' theatre. The performance
came to an end hut the audience re
mained comparatively quiet.
Many of the residents, who were
unaccustomed to such violent storms
left their houses, seeking safety with
in the churches, the doors of which
were thrown open to shelter ,> the
It is feared that the interior and
coast towns have suffered consider
ably. The government has dispatch
ed two steamers.
Gets a life Sentence.
Marianna, Fla., Special.- His
wife's story that Dr. H. Alexander
had kissed her while she was a pa
tient in his chair caused J. V. White
to kill the dentist several months
ago and Saturday the resulting trial
ended with the jury's cerdict of sec
ond degree murder, which carries
with it a sentence of life imprison
ment. White's plea was that of self
defense/ .he asserting that after the
trouble had been ..patched up" he
peupie .vere hilled, ??t?fln were in-1
jured and- much property was
stroyed Sunday by a tornado whici
passed over this section. -
The tornado demolished two dwell
ing houses, the round house, coal
sheds and five boarding cars of the
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Rail
road. About 40 Italian laborers were
in the cars and of these, five were
killed and 15 injured. Phillip de Griff,
a bus driver, was killed by being
hurled against a tree when his vehicle
was blown over and crushed. The tor
nado was accompanied by a heavy
rain and hail storm.
To Avenge Black Hand Murder.
New Orleans, La., Special.-The
first execution in Louisiana for a
crime carried out under the sign of
the Black Hand will take place at
Hahnville next Friday when Leon
ardo Gebbia will be hanged far ocm
plicity in the murder of little Walter
Lamana, two years ago. Six Italians
are how serving life sentences in the
State penitentiary for complicity in
Three Trainmen Killed.
.Grand Junction, Col., Special.
Three trainmen killed and one fatal
ly injured and traffic tied up for more
than 12 hours are the results of a
head-on collision early Saturday near
Cisco, Utah, between a west-bound
passenger train and an east-bound
Elks bound for Los Angeles were
passengers of the wrecked train. The
engine crew and baggageman of the
passenger train were killed. Fourteen
special trains carrying Elks to Los
Angeles were held up all day.
Toxaway Train Wrecked.
Asheville, Special.-Train No. 7,
on route from Toxaway to Asheville,
Saturday afternoon at 4:45 p. m., left
the tracks on a curve at the 11-mile
post of the Transylvania division,
near Etowah, turning the entire train
composed of a chair ?jar, a first-class
coach and a combination car, over
down an embankment. Ten persons
were injured, none of them, however,
so seriously but that they will re
Revolutionists Stand Between Ameri
can Minister an His Post.
Bogota, Columbia, Special.-The
American minister to Colombia,
Elliott Northcott, has been delayed at
Barranquilla, on his way to Bogota,
owing to the fact that the revolu
tionists have control of the lines of
communication, including I the steam
ers. Official statments with regard
to the uprising, issued by the govern
ment, continue to assert that the rev
olutionary movement is merely a lo
cal affair at Barranquilla.
Notwithstanding the fact that
Monday was a legal holiday the Sen
ate put in a full day 's time, and busi
ness proceeded from 10 o'clock in the
morning until 5:35 o'clock in the
afternoon with punctilious regularity
and exceptional celerity. The result
was marvelous. Not since the tariff
bill has come, into the Senate has so
much been accomplished within a
day. Indeed, when the sitting came
to an end a summary of the proceed
ings showed that there was very lit
tle left to be done. The principal
item still to be considered was the
tobacco tax, the figures on which had
not been completed by the committee
when the Senate adjourned.
There was only a small part of the
members present when the House
met. Chaplain Couden offered a
prayer expressing patriotism appro
priate to the day.
A message from the President rec
ommending an appropriation to pay
the claim of a subject of Montenegro
for the loss of certain property, in
Texas in 1865 was read and referred
to the committee on appropriations.
. . .
Completing the tarin" bill in the
committee of the whole, that measure
was Tuesday reported to the Senate,
so that legislation providing for cus
toms duties is now regarded as on the
home stretch. The question was
brought (o a clos? temporarily by a
motion to adjourn for the day to af
ford Senators an opportunity to look
over the reprint of the bill before tak
ing further action, The adjournment
was with the understanding that when
the body reconvenes all sections of
the bill that Senators do not desire
to reserve for further amendment
shall be agreed to en bloc. The Sen
ate will then consider the tobacco
tax, the only amendment not adopted
in the committee of the whole. The
i Senate jogged along in uneventful
fashion, until Senator Smoot stated
that he had an amendment reconf
mended by the committee on finance,
fixing duties on tobacco. He sent it
to the desk to be read.
This1 preliminary procedure conclud
ed, Senator Daniel, of Virginia, rank
ing minority member of the commit
tee on finance, disputed the state
ment of the Senator from Utah that
provision had been recommended by
the committee. He characterized it
as another "bogus committee amend
ment," stating that the minority
members of the committee had never
seen it until it had been completed.
Senator Bailey moved his iucome
tax amendment "Wednesday as a sub
stitute for the finance commitee's
provision. A vote was taken upon it
and it was rejected by a majority of
19, the ballot being 28 to 47.
With the corporation tax provision
thus established as a part of the tar
iff bill, there was considerable effort
to amend it. In one notable case this
effort was successful. Senator Clapp,
of Minnesota, who has been a severe
" Jim' .mn ce itfL
rot ?n the amendment lu cuu^^... .
nator Daniel offered a nfew plan i
fo . taxing corporations with gross in
comes above $300,000 at the rate of '
1-4 of 1 per cent, upon their gross
Refering lightly to the "pretended
weariness'' of the Rhode Island Sen
ator, he described him as "a wizard"
at whose sign "insurgents marched
with tread of Roman soldiers to bring
. . . .
No time was lost Friday by the
conferees of the House and Senate
in getting together to map out the
program for the many sessions that
must be held for the purpose of put
ting the finishing touches upon 'the
Chairman Aldrich, of the Senate
finance committee, and chairman
Payne of the House ways and means
committee, agree that is may be pos
sible to reach an agreement within
10 days, but are not sanguine of their
ability of getting the conference re
ports adopted speedily after they
have been presented to the House and
An amendment by Senator John
son, of Alabama, declaring the inten
tion of the United States eventually
to grant independence to the Philip
pines was opposed as being out of
place and was rejected.
By the adoption of a House resolu
tion, an invitation was accepted by
Congress to be represented at thc
Before adjoining the Senate re
ceived official announcement of the
death of Representative Cushman of
Washington, and adjourned out of
respect to his memory.
? ? ? ?
Making a tariff law that will most
nearly meet the wishes of the great
est number of people and at the same
time raise, sufficient revenue for the
expense bf the government-that is
the task with which for four months
both houses of Congress have wres
tled and which has now reached what
might be called the semi-final, or con
ference stage. Eleven men, five Re
publican Senators and six Republi
can Representatives, have shouldered
the responsibility of evolving from
the two tariff bilis passed by the Sen
ate and House, a law that will be ac
ceptable not only to both houses of
Congress but also to the President,
and above all, to the mass of the peo
ple. While each would like to carry
its point it is realized that conces
sions must be made and the Senate
and the House must get together.
Strong efforts will be made by Con
gressmen and State officials to have
the President stop, for a few minutes
at least, at nearly all of the towns of
appreciable size through which his
train will pass in the daylight hours.
Ten Republicans Cast Tl
Bill While Only One
McEnery, of Loui.
"Washington, Special.-The tariff
bill passed the Senate just after ll
o'clock Thursday night by a vote of
45 to 34. Republicans voting in the
negative were Beveridge, of Indiana;
Bristow, of Kansas; Brown, of Ne
braska; Burkett, of Nebraska; Clapp,j
of Minnesota; Crawford,, of South
Dakota; Cummins, of Iowa; Dolliver,
of Iowa; LaFollette, of Wisconsin;
Nelson, of Minnesota. McEnery, of
Louisiana, was the only Democrat re
corded in the affirmative.
As it passed the Senate the bill con
tains almost 400 paragraphs. The
Senate made 840 amendments to the
House provisions, many of which
were added Thursday. .
The closing scenes in the Senate
chamber were tame indeed. Mr. La
Follette's three-hour speech Thurs
day night was earnest, but not es
pecially animated. He had a slim au
dience. Senators remaining in their
seats only when required to be there
The results of the vote on the bill
had been long discounted. There "was
no doubt of its passage by the usual
finance committee majority.
Following several hours' of mon
otonous discussion of the general
features of the tariff bill, the closing
hours were characterized by a spirit
ed controversary between Senator
Aldrich on the one hand and a num
ber of the insurgent Senators on the
other as to the standing of Republi
can Senators, who might cast their
votes against the bill.
The bill being put on its passage
Upon motion of Mr. Aldrich, the
Vice President announced the Senate
conf?res as follows: Senators Ald
rich, Burrows, Penrose, Hale, Cullom,
Republicans; and Daniel, Money and
The tariff question now has been
Bristol, Va., Special.-By the nar
row majority of 32, out of a total of
844 votes polled, the anti-prohibition
ists won the local option election held|
here Thursday, following one of the
most hotly contested campaigns of
its kind in the South.
?Pandemonium reigns here Thurs
day night in that part of Bristol,
which lies in Tennessee as well as in
the half of the city which has declar
ed for the sale of liquor after a dry
ness of two years. Preparations are
already being made for opening up
saloons and wholesale houses for
suppplying not only the immediate
territory but that of the dozen near
*?-n< ? ? nriainii nm in-the prohibition
fluence toward prc
roads of the prc
Son th. They say,
ning of the fight is but the op-1
ening of the greater fight for recla
mation of lost territory in the South.
Locally, the contest was intensely
exciting, but it was more than a local
contest. With -the liquor interests
of the entire country it was a pivotal
fight.? Driven out of the surrounding
Southern States, the whiskey people
fought i tenaciously for a foothold
Against the influence of the pro
WOUNDED BURGLAR ?DMI1
NewYork, Special.-Frank Schmidt
,alias John Smith, the wounded burg
lar, who admits that he killed Mrs.
Sophia Staber in her bedroom early
Thursday morning when he was
caught robbing the Staber house at
Flatbush, said Friday:
"Mr. Staber and his son are to be
blamed for this killinsr," he said.
WESTERN TOWNS ALMOST
St. Joseph, Mo., Special.-Death
and destruction followed the sudden
floods sweeping over DeKalb,Davies,
Grund}-, Mercer, Harrison and Liv
ingston counties in Northern Mis
souri. It is believed ll persons hz.ve
been drowned, and the -.?opertv loss
will reach more than $1,000,000.
The flood extends through Kansas
and Nebraska and a part of Colora
do. Train service is demoralized in
Nebraska and Kansas on acount of
washouts, and in Colorado, the land
slides and floods from mountain tor
rents have caused train schedules to
JOHN R. EARLY GIVES AK
New York, Special.-John R. Early
the young Southerner heralded about
the country as a leper, gave a recep
tion Friday night to prove that he is
untainted. It was held at New York
skin and cancer hospital and was at
tended by medical men, a number of
Early's friends and a sprinkling of
the general public interested in the
case. Early, who lately came from
Washington, where he was quarantin
FEDERAL AND STATE COU1
Savannah, Ga., Special.-Despite
the order of Federal Judge Emory
Speer, citing Receiver W. V. Davis,
of the Electric Supply Company, of
this city, to appear before him in
Macon on Monday next to show cause
why he should not he held in con
tempt of court refusing to turn the
property of the company over to
United ' States Marshal White, on
Judge Speer's order. Chatham coun
ty officers are yet guarding the prop
erty, and are calmly awaiting the
?ieir Ballots Against the
? Democrat, Senator
siana, Votes for lt
? shifted from both houses of .Congress
: to a\ conference committee. The
House Friday adopted a rule -whereby
all of the 840 amendments of the Sen
ate were disagreed to and the confer
ence requested by the Senate granted.
When the House met. Friday in
terest" was at fever heat. The leaders
I on both sides had notified their re
spective forces to be on hand. The de
bate which at times waxed warm,
disclosed the fact that there were
some Republicans, in addition to tho
so-called insurgents, who were yet to
be pacified before they would give
their votes on the final passage of the
bill. The Democrats accused th? ma
jority party of having violated it?
ante-election pledges. A feature of
the discussion was ian appeal by
Chairman Payne to his colleagues 'to
send the conferees to the Senate un
hampered by instruction. He prom
ised to rigidly exact an explanation
of every amendment made by the Sen
ate, in order that . the House' con
ferees might report back a bill which
would meet the approval at large.
His appeal was granted.
In the course of the debate, Repre
sentative Mann, of Illinois, declared
he would vote against the bill on the
conference report if the Senate provi
I sion on wood pulp and print paper
i was retained.
Messrs/ Randell, of Texas, Pou, of
North Carolina, and Henry, of Texas,
characterized the measure as break
ing ?the Republican pledges to the
Speaker Cannon announced, the fol
lowing "as the House conferees:
Payne, of New York; Dalzell, of
Pennsylvania; McCall, of Massachu
setts; Boutell, of Illinois; Calderhe*d,
of Kansas; Fordney, of Michigan;
Republicans; Clark, of Missouri; Un
derwood, of Alabama; Griggs, of
TS WIN IN BRISTOL, VA?
hibitionists and their unwavering
allies the women and children,- the
leaders of the opposing forces spent
^thousands of dollars. Nearly a hun*
dred representatives of the saloon,
distillery and brewery interests were
here to witness the election and lend
what assistance they might to cor*
railing votes. Many of them came \
here with a view tc starting in busi
ness. Half of the business buildings
in thc city had been optioned for sate .
or Teni at very Ililli prices, penlin^'
Thursday's result. And these option*:
were paid for in cash, too..
I.'tt campaign was ht gun a !i cue
over a month ago when Judge Johja
W. Trice, of. the corporation court,
ordered the . election on petition of
one-?burth of the qualified voters
The temperance people brought manj
oui-of-lown speakers here and foi
Itma -iroclfg maatirigs have been held
'.treets, in churches
'undreds of women
; on the grounds at
i a ce all day, singing
".he success of the.
'he women served
e near the polls
ork from early
The anti-prohibitionists conducted
a "still hunt" campaign and worked
under cover until within the past
week, when they suddenly burst into
print and flooded the city with liter
ature opposing prohibition and seek
ing to show its ill effects on Bristol.
The Abingdoni dispensary, 13 miles
east of Bristol, doing an immense
business, largely from local trade,
was used as a chief argument by
TS HE KILLED MRS. STABER
"They were fools to try to stop such
men as us when all we wanted was to
make a get-away. ,
"If Mr. Staber will take a gun I .
will let him shoot till I drop dead.
That's how I regret this affair."
Schmidt's pal, Carlo Giro, alias
Metzler, made a confession in which
he tried to lay all the? blame on his
SWEPT AWAY BY FLOODS
be abandoned and hundreds of East
ern people are marooned in the State,
Iowa and Illinois are also flooded,
though the damage in these States is
not so great as it is in Missouri and
Half a dozen towns and cities in
Northwest Missouri are cut off from
communication with the world and
are in danger of being swept
away. In many places people are in
want of food and supplies'and are in
grave danger of being swept away
in their homes, but the current is so
swift that no skiff or small boat V
can get' to them._
ECEPTION TO HIS FRIENDS
/ ed for nearly a year, received his
guests cordially and discussed his
Early related a humorous in
cident at the expense of the Wash
"What did you do when they had
you shut up?" he was asked. "I rais
ed chickens," he said, "and both tho
chickens and their eggs were sent to
Washington and sold in the open
HTS CLASH AS TO ORDERS
Federal court's next move.
Receiver Davis has not yet stated
whether he will answer this new sum
mons, but state's that he is awaiting
tlie orders of Judge Charlton, of tha
Chatham County Superior Court,
I who appointed him receiver and will
ict as he directs. No further o?der.
Ins been issued by Judge Charlton.
lT.e has not directed the deputy sher
iffs to yield up the property to the.
Federal officers and the former are
still on guard, equipped with pistols?