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W?fli A r?ift?ctmac f*?ft ' me' t0*t* tne clerk Jennie had i
v? HU a *L/UriSlUl?S lilli* ] been very well since her papa dh
At Christmas time long years ago The loving wishes of a friend and she hoped that I would cheer 1
"Good will to men" the angels sang, f That comes today. up on Christmas Day. If Jennie
"And peace on earth" their message like her mother I am going to lo
rang -At Christmas time In future years- her."
. Across the sky's celestial glow. And all the other days besides- Bright Eyes was laughing by tl
At Christmas time May life for you always provide time, and Interrupted to say, "Y
Long years ago. Its laughter all unmixed with tears must be a missionary rag baby th?
At Christmas time 7 How funny!"
, In future years. "That's what I am" cried Dorott
At Christmas time that comes today ' -W. R. Murphy, in Christmas St :'and unless Jennie expects too mu
This message of good will I send- Nicholas. of a- rag baby, I believe that I w
/ ?- make her happy. Do you think th
. ^trWLVwrrrmm'mmrm^m^T^^m^^^mmKB*LJLf,iiT JIILLII1'11 /?,iiur,mtin_- the little girl wher9 you are S?I]
er before. We had some dolls from fn'ht-^society! and won? worry abo
^^>^j**^^^^V**^S<>|<x China ia our department several ; t?ejr ioving me."
^B^^^^^^^^^^S WeekS a"?' but 1 ?ouIdn,t understand j Dorothy Jan0 knew nothing aboi
'>^|^^BBfS^H?Il?H What thoy Sald" H0XV d0 you Shut society, and did not fully understar
IKliimBllfflIfiltllllliBlllllii >'?"r eyes that way when you lio Bright Eyeg. idea of "fe> A11 st
IH^HDHiiiqHlH I doWn? HoW nice lt ls " Brlgbt Eyes could think about waa Jennie Ree.
M^ffllSfflffilHi mt Up f** l0?ked at flat Uttlei and whether or not thev would t
ffl^SSO?SSPTOi I PaiDted fiCe ?f P0r0thy Ja2e With eTl* haPP>' together. "Get that big Frene
JBEBS-"^ aSHI^ Illili deDt amuseraent- 1 doll cut. Bill," said the driver *o h!
IIBlBB^S?r?BSK. JJ IIB Y0U ?'?n,t PrStend t0 ?aI1 yourscIf assistant, as the wagon suddenly stO]
fflffi?t^S??O^TBiS!^ a Cbristmas Present- 1 u?Pe?" SQ8 ped. It startled Dorothy Jane. E
^^?BWSlh?^^n;?i' Said' '<YoU mUSt haVe bSen PUt t0"' she had about made up her mind t
fflS ^WSS^AVMB^^ J gether In the d?rk' 1 d?n,t See Wh?t tel) Bright Eyes that she had misse
//O?B??ffl^ pleasure you can find in existence." | entirely the object of Hfe wheQ sb
? '/iSBS^^m] llb6lIeVe that 1 am haPPler than made !ove secondary. All she ha
(Jmmm^mYWW ??\V y0U are tonIsbt-" said *>?Tthy Jane. time to say, as she put an unshapel
rjanff miTMnin iffiyW but her lip quivered. rag hand in one of BrIght Eyeg; wa,
. ^ "Why?" asked Bright Byes. "Don't 1<Make tnat IutIe ^ love you/. m
_ . .. ? ' ' you know that I am going to live in p-i^w* wvfiq tnssa? her head scornfu
BrW eyes ana Dorothy Jan., mat " ot tfle finest h"ose8 m the clty. S?^J?^.K-m?S?SSn
tan?????. ?? ?>?T ? memoers a. toe ^g^gg^^g
MADONNA IN CONTEMPLATION.
?i \?? 'inn*"**
,? . * ?... ?I high ?cciety call on me," were her
^ .. Jm???mm '^at ?P y0" CT?an by tbe 400? I Parting words.
\ /mW////M queried Dorothy Jane Bi;, ]aiDed bmsrl ^ tne
! K "Y0U P0?r' ne^ctf-J'nedn^^ driver about being overworked after
i N?X Uttle thinS' SaId BnF n yeS' ?!; he had handed Dorothy Jane over to
,; r*?M^\Z>> ce- where are yon jo ^ any way. ? Mrg Reed Qn ^ flfth fi0Qr Qf ^
X ,-(fe ^ V^) "l aci ?nin- t0 ?ttl? Jennie Jteed. 1^ gjde tenem?Dt hcuse> Mrs Reed
; ' ' ? : ^\ ~ / Wfc0Se mctner doeS wasH!n? four 8 "V'l took the rag baby and quietly sat her
I,am,rkn.ow; *ut can t ? be: friends, fag. I am so anxious to see brr. be- ,n tfae fif JeQn?e,s ^
anyway?-.ti. never ^talked* to. a foreign- cause her mother, when she bought bed
-?' .'? -;.? . ; , . ^. . . . TI When Mrs. Reed had kissed the
I *****'*:i*H?* A sleeping child and tiptoed out of the
J\ iC!^i " V% JLHL.'S ? _ 4|\ i, room, Dorothy lookod around for other
"^^?J?^-?t&r-Ol. ?S??!li?0???? Christmas arrivals. At first she saw
Jjpjh /^Vl no one e,se. and began to feel the re
fi^^\ ??,?**??-.**?......?....*#...?..........**.?...?..**. ^ sponsibUity which had been thrust up*
. : _., -;- i on her of being little Jennie's whole
Y Christmas. Finally, however, she
. J; told her that he, too. was tb^e for
The next morning Mrs. Reed peep
. pj._ ^^^^^Siw^^^S'^'^''' ' ed Into thte rconi in time to see ^en'
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Condensed from Wide Fiefds,
Domestic and Foreign.
AS THEY ARE HAPPENING DAILY
Suited to the -Wants of Bus;- Beaders
Seeking a.,,Bmowlcd?e of What ?3
The st/amer Gov. Ames, found iron
New York to Brunswick, Ga., went tc
pi?ces off Wimble Shoals, 25 miles
north of Hatteras, N. C., Monday.
The captain and wife and eleven o?
the crew were lost, one of the crew
George P. Sheldon is indicted for
larceny in the shortage of $45,000
or $50,000 dollars in the Atlanta of
fice of the- Phenix Fire insurance
company of Brooklyn, N. Y.
Zelaya has resigned the presidency
of Nicaragua amid riotous demonstra
tions in which the populace cry down
with the . old and up with the new
The sugar scandals at the New
York custom house are being ferreted
out and the Arbuckle Brothers have
coughed up $695,543 out of which
they had wronged the government.
The Brokaw divorce suit in New
York is now a live topic. It is
brought out that the husband was
about to sue for the divorce but
he is fighting, the suit now as there
is $00,000 at-stake in alimony.
It now envelops that Capt. Au
gust W. Loose and his man Dunkle
who swore .that they made Capt.
Cook's calculations to help him de
ceive the world about his getting to
the North.Pole and squealed because
be did not pay up-were after selling
their fabrications and Loose says
Dunkle got most of the money for
News has just arived that a mine
explosion in, Southern Japan recent
ly claimed 762 victims. Forty-three
others escaped. - The mine.works 4,
755 hands "and bas a monthly output
of 44,000 tons of coal.
Secretary of War Dickinson will
take\a trip to inspect Santo Domingo
and : Porto Rico, paying special at
tention to the revolutionary con
ditions in the former islands.
It is estimated that 7 to 8 million
people visited' Coney Island during
the late summer making about 20,000
trips besides spending $40,000,000
mostly in nickels and dimes, sums
three times; as much as the United
States paid; for Louisiana and six
times as mnch as Alaska cost.
Women in- high social position
members of the Colony Club-held ?
an enthusiastic meeting Wednesday ?
afternoon in their clubrooms at 122 j
Madison avenue, in the interest of
the striking shirtwaist workers, who
will receive, substantial financial aid
from the organization.
The Brownsville court of inquiry is
sitting behind dosed doors in Wash
ington, hort?ig such applicants of
the NegroTti?5anded regiment as wish
to re-enter the army and eau show
themselves elligible under the Fora
Congressman Kitchin, of North
Carolina, introduced a bill in the
house Wednesday the object bf
which is to prevent corporations do
ing business in the state from ap-,
pealing cases from the state to the
King Leopold, the soverign. of
Belgium, died Friday morning in
The National Geographic society in
Washington City Wednesday night
bestowed on Commander Peary the
honor of the discovery of the North
Pole and awarded a suitable medal.
Capt. Bartlett also received a medal
for sailing a boat further into the
artic regions than any one else.
A fire at East St. Louis. 111., on |
Monday, burned 100 car loads of j
grain. The loss is estimated at
Zelaya who is so conspicious be
fore the world now has a nephew in
Kew York who is in trouble in love
affairs. Miss Juliette Hero, of Gre
cian descent, is suing him for $100,
000 dollars on breach of promise.
Another severe storm accompanied
with snow,.ice and s'eet passed over
New York; Pennsylvania and the
?rreat lakes . Monday and Tuesday.
Considerable damage was done to
Three sisters are in New York jail
charged with the murder of Ocey
Snead, whdse body was found sub
merged in a bath tub long after
The Senate committee on judiciary
voted unanimously Wednesday to
report favorably the nomination of
Judge Horace H. Linton, of Tennes
see, to be an associate justice of the
Supreme Court of. the United States.
Some members of the committee ex
pressed the opinion that it would
have been better to have named a
younger man, Judge Lurtor. being in
his 66th year, but there was no gen
eral opposition to him, or any criti
cism except as to his age.
l-'assenger tram Wo. ll on the
Southern Railway was wrecked Wed
nesday at P*30 a. m., at Reedy Fork
Creek, ju.. north of Greensboro, N.
C., prcoably ? broken rail caused two
coaches and three sleepers to drop
from a high trestle and twelve per
sons were killed and probaly 30 were
At Cincinnati last Tuesday some oc
cupants of a tenement house were en
gaged in a quarrel and overturned a
kerosene lamp which caused a fire
in which ten persons lfct their lives,
two were probably fatally injured,
and 50 made narrow essapes.
Gen*. Clement A. Evans, of Atlanta,
commander in chief of the Confed
erate Veterans, has pledged the sup
port of the veterans to a $2,500,000
memorial hall in Washington City in
honor of George Washington, still
the most honored president the Unit
ed States ever had.
It is stated that the largest ship
ment of Christmas presents that ever
arrived at New York from over the
sea came in Wednesday, the 15th.
Th?: employes of the Southern rail
way Will ask for a raise in wages ef
fective on the 1st of January.
The House Thursday devoted near
ly fivo hours time to consideration
of the District of Columbia appropri
ation bill. The measure carries an
appropriation of $10,14b',473 for the
expenses of the District for 1911.
General debate was concluded but
the reading of the measure, para
graph by paragraph proceeded slow
ly. Several members made points of
order against certain sections in the
interest ul', economy and the reading
had not concluded when the He use
adjourned Thursda}'. Mr. Macon
of Arkansas had the paragraph ap
propriating $2,400 for an automobile
for the engineer commissTonr- r-P
(ho pie+Tn-t; ,?&.-''I-f*, r?+ ~f
tho protests of Representative Taw
ney of Minnesota, chairman of the
appropriations ciuuo?t.??c ?L.a ncpi
sentative Gardner of Michigan, in
charge of the bill. .
Democratic applause .greeted an
attack Thursday made by Representa
tive Hitchcock on tue oiAciki conauct
of Secretary of the Interior Ballinger
in connection with the so-called Cun
ningham coal land cases, in a speech
demanding a congressional investiga
tion of^he General Land Office, Rep
resentative Shepard of Texas ad
dressed the House during general de
bate on the bill urging th.; House to
revive the moribund c >mmissions on
expenditures for the various depart
ments in order that sweeping envesti
gation of the departments might be
'.Repr?sentative Burgess, of Texas,
Wednesday introduced in the House
a joint resolution declaring that the
United States shall cease to exercise
sovereignty over the Philippine Is
lands, and by treaty with foreign na
tions set up and maintain there a
free and independent government.
The resolution requests the President
of the United States to consider the
expediency of opening negotiations
with Great Britain, Germaty, France,
Russia, Ital}', Spain and Japan for
a joint treaty providing for the recog
nition and " preservation of such a
Diplomas' of merit Tuesday were
presented by Secretary Wilsen in his
office at the Department of Agricul
ture to Bascomb Usher, of South
Carolina; Dewitt Lundy, of Missis
sippi ; Elmer Halter, of Arkansas and
Ralph Bellwood, of Virginia-all
boys under 18 years-for special pro
ficiency in agricultural pursuits. The
recipients of the awards are among
the 12.500 in the boys' demonstration
work in the South. Each planted
one acre of corn and cultivated it
under instructions- from the Depart
ment of Agriculture.
The effort of the oresent Congress
to suppress the "white slave traffic"
has caused a materialization of the
specter of "State's rights,'3 and that
House Committee on Interstate and
Foreign Commerce before which the
Mann bill is pending, is at .logger
heads over the question. Such strong
objection by Democrats bas been
manifested that Chairman Mann and
his Republican associates have aban
doned temporarily fheir efforts to ob
tain early action on the measure.
The Pee Dee river, in Chesterfield
county, is to get no more money if
the recommendation of the chief of
engineers of the army, Gen. Mar
shall, is followed and they will be
in a communication through thc sec
retary of war to congress Tuesday.
Gen. Marshall savs that thc com
merce along the Pee Dee does not
justify any further appropriation.
Acting, it is understood, upon the
suggestion of Secretary Knox, the
the Committee on Foreign Relations
of the Senate Wednesday steered
dear of the resolution of Senator
Raynor of Maryland, authorizing the
President to descend upon Nicaragua
and punish Zelaya promptly. Some !
of the niembers were strongly in fav- .
cr of modifying the Rayner reso?u- .
tion slightly and authorizing its fav- <
orahle report to the Senate. ,
Advocating thc adoption of a defin
ed waterway policy by the United
States Govenment. Representative
Richardson, of Alabama, delivered a
speech in the House Tuesday, while '
that body was in committee of the '
whole with the President's message
under consideration. Mr. Richardson
proposed the expenditure of $50,000,
300 for the imorovement of the Miss- j
issippi River and its tributaries.
Francis E. Bliss, Jr., former mern- 1
ber of Hie Baltimore paper ruling
firm of Bliss, Albrecht Co., was
Wednesday acquitted of charges of
embezzlement by a jury .in. Criminal
Court No. L
Bliss, who figured in the Kenyon
street tarring case something more
than a year ago was the Washington
representative of the Baltimore con
cern'. It was charged that while in
this capacity he received checks for
work done by thc firm for the United
States Government amounting to
about .$169. Bliss was placed on trial
about a month ago, but the prose
cution was withdrawn at that time
beeaus the indictment was faulty.
President Taft presided Thursday
afternoon at the annual meeting of
thc executive board of the Jeanes
fund of $1,000,000 for the better
ment of the small rural negro schools
in the South which was held in thc
Cabinet room at the White House.
During a brief session of the Sen
ate Thursday a resolution by Speaker
Cullom was adopted calling upon the
Secretary of the Interior for in
formation respecting mining disaster
and facilities of the Federal govern
ment for rendering aid in such cases.
Representative levering, pf Massa
chusetts, one of the leaders of the
band of House "insurgents," in an
interview Thursday night on the prob
able course of the insurgents at this
session, took occasion to pay his re
spcaks rather vigorously to Cannon.
The display of the name of the
architect of a building under con
struction Avas condemned as a viola
tion of professional ethics by the
American Institute of Architects
Wednesday morning, in session at the
Willard Hotel. i
Two Cc a ches and Three Pull
mans Hurled frc m Trestle.
TV/ELVE ARE KILLED OUTRIGHT.
A Score of More Injured in Various
Degrees of Severity-Wreck Be
lieved to Be Due to Broken Rail
Occurred at Reedy Fork Creek
North of Greensboro.
Greensboro, N. C., Special.-Three
Pullmans and two day coaches-two
of the Pullmans partially submerged
in the waters of Reedy Fork creek,
four of the cars splintered into aa un
recognizable mass-are lying Tuesday
night, ten miles north of Greensboro,
a vivid picture of the most horrible
railroad accident that has ever occur
red in North'Carolina, Twelve dead
bodies in the undertaking establish
ments iii Greensboro, some of them
mangled beyond recognition, and a
score or more injured in St. Leo's
hospital, tell further of the awful
calamity that same without a mo
ment's warning to southbound local
passenger train No. ll at 6:30 Wed
nesday morning. /
The engine, mail car, express and
baggage cars passed over the bridge
in safety, the first car to leave the
track being the day coach, which
probably left the rail about midway
of the trestle, which is about 150 feet
long. This car did not leave the
bridge until it liad reached the south
end and it turned completely over
down the embankment and lies prob
ably fifty fee* from the track almost
off the railroad right of way aud
probably one hundred feet from the
nearest car. The second day coach
lies on its side battered into kindling
wood at the foot of the bridge which
is 23 feet high. This car and the
three Pullmans behind it fell the 30
feet,/dragging a number of the heavy
bridge timbers with it. The first Pull
man car in the train was probably
the most complete wreck of all. This
was Pullman car Ephesus from Rich
mond bound for Charlotte. The sec
ond Pullman is the Norfolk-Charlotte
Pullman. This is also a corrplete
wreck. The rear car was a dead
head coach, and no passengers were
in this car^
The following is the list of the
dead: A. P. Cone, superintendent.
Richmond division, Southern; H. C.
White, traveling auditor, Southern;
Richard Eames, Salisbury, mining
engineer; John G. Broadnax, Rich
mond, Va., wholesale liquor dealer;
D. C. Nolan, Greensboro, Pullman
conductor; Virgil E. Holcomb, Mount'
Airy, attorney; Edward Sexton, Den
ton; Charles Bagby, Manchester, Va.,
flagman; H. L. Stribling, Winston
Salera, traveling salesman; F. W
Kilby. Anniston, Ala.; Charles T.
Broadfield. A.mericus, Ga., Virginia
Carolina Chemical Company; Isaao
Dammals, colored, Richmond, Pulh
The injured are: John Phillips,
Petersburg, Va., head bruised; Stuart
Watterson, Baskervile, Pa., bad scalp
wound: Arthur Watterson. Basker
ville, Va., scalp wound; Alvis Harris,
Reidsville. tobacro manufacturer,
head bruised, left les: broken and
back sprained; Rev. Benjamin Hill,
colored. Reidsvilc, head bruised; Wil
liam Kimraon, Davidson . College,
slight injury to the head; William
Monroe, colored porter on the train,
slight scalp wound ; Daniel. P. Me
Brayer, Anderson. S. C., seriouslv in
jured; Thomas W. Eldridge, Rich
mond, Va., baggage master on the
train, leg and head injured; James
Anderson, colored. Norfolk, Va.,
slight head wound; A. S. Johnson,
Norfolk; Pullman conductor, slight
bruises; Philip Nelson, Greensboro,
civil engineer on the Southern Rail
way, leg broken; Thomas V. Chalkey,
Greensboro, employed in engineering
ieoartment of Southern Railway,
back hurt: Richard A. I'obie. Norfolk,
superintendent of public schools, not
seriously injured,! W. T. Carter, Dan
ville, traveling auditor Southern Rail
wa}r, injuries not considered serious:
George lt. Wamier. Danville, South
ern locomotion engineer. Injuries
not serious. Wa?s traveling as a pas
sensor; W. T. Caroll, Norfolk, city
ticket aeent of thp Southern. Not se
riously injured: M. T. Dpberry, col
ored. Portsmouth, Pullman porter.
Not seriously injured: Mrs. Mary T.
Cook, Norfolk, suffering from shock;
F. Smith, Spencer, Southern Railway
employe. Unconscious and probably
fatally injured; Burton Mayre, Rich
mond, roadraaster, Richmond division
Southern Railway. Seriously injured
about the head and body; C. L. Cand
ler, Norfolk, agent Southern Railway.
Not seriously injured; H. L. Wood.
Norfolk. Pullman superintendent.
Slightly injured. Was removed froT
hospital to hotel in the afternoon:
Mrs. Robert Edmonds and Robert
Edmonds, Jr.. New Orleans. Both
bruispd and shocked;.Robert H. Rus
sell, New York, painfully bruised and
collar bone fractured ; Jay Gould,' Jr.,
son of George Gould, severe nervous
More Disorder in Managua.
Corinto, Nicaragua, Special-There
were scenes of wild disorder iii Man
agua, the capital, again Tuesday
night. During a meeting of the alder
men one of them made a speech de
nouncing Madriz aud favoring the
revolution. The speech was greeted
with cheers and hooting and a free
fight among the government and anti
government elements followed. Two
pistol shots were Tired. The row ex
tended to the street.
Night Riders Reported to Be Active
Rockmart, Ga., Special. - Alleged
night rider raids in this community
have become so numerous lately that
Wednesday Governo- Brown was sent
two telegraphic dispatches that the
neighborhood was being terrorized.
The burning of a dwelling had been
charged to the night riders, threaten
ing letters had been received by good
citizens and signs pos;cd telling what
they proposed doing.
We did not know just what would hap L?
To stop Wellman's north-going,
tut we knew something would-it did;
lt seems the wind was blowing.
r ?-ila-"You have two proposals?"
Bella-"Yes. I can't decide which,
to marry ?rs;."-New York Stn.
Jinks-"His wife 13 trying to get
into society." ;'
Blinks--"What's he doing?"
Jinks-"Trying to keep out of
. Argus at the Polls,
Argus was boasting of his hundred
"I could read this year's ballot at
a glance," he cried.
Plainly, he was born before hil
time.-New York Sun.
In the Belly of the Fish.
Jonah stepped ashore.
"I left my records in the whale,"
he observed. "Anybody who wants
to see them can go after them."
It was noticed that none questioned
his exploit.-New York Sun.
"If marriages are made in heaven,
why are not divorces?" asked the at
"Well, because It takes a lawyer to
get a divorce, and there are none up
Wiere," replied the client-Yonkers
"Love," remarked the , romantic
young nan, "is sa,id to brighten the
"I don't know aboutt'aat," rejoined
the practical maid, "but it has a ten
dency to disarrange one's hair."- j
. Mrs. Justwed-"The new cook has'
burned the bacon, dear; she is so
young .and inexperienced. Won't you
be satisfied with a kiss for breakfast, '
Mr. Justwed-"All right; call her
In?"-New York Evening Telegram.
First Eskimo Wife-"The North
Pole has been discovered."
Second Eskimo Wife-"I'm glad of
that; for now when my husband
comes home late he can't give me that
old excuse about being out looking
for ii."-New York Times.
No Further Use For nim.
"You are discovered!", exclaimed
the two detectives in the same breath. '
"All right," replied Eill the Burg
lar as he calmly stepped out of the
window into the free night air, "that
much of it Is settled. Now go ahead
and hold your controversy."-Wash?
Long Way to Travel.
"I played in one of the largest the
atres in this country."
"How large was it?"
"Well, to give you an idea of its
enormity, I'll just say that the eggs.
thrown from the rear seats were
before they reached the
"The one thing we demand from
our employes," said the head of the
office force,"iscorree, less In figures."
The applicant smoothed her hip
less skirt complacently.
"I have never had any complaints
on that score, ' she replied with a
glance of assurance.-Bystander.
Just an Argument.
"Good gracious, isn't that your hus
band across the street lhere quarrel
ing with the man on the opposite
"Oh. they're not really quarreling.
They dispute that way every night.
George is a monoplanist and Mr.
Stiggins is a biplanist."-Cleveland
"Do you think you can make my
daughter happy?" asked Mr. Cumrox.
"She has been 'happy with you,
hasn't she?" rejoined the confident
t "I think so, sir."
"Well, if she's that easy to please,
there ought to be no difficulty."-*
Mrs. Duncane?-"Poor Mrs. Tits
worth has always been having bad
Mrs. Drummond (interrupting)
"Oh, I know sae has; do tell me
what'her trouble is now."
Mrs. Duncaner - "Why, she had
set her heart upon getting a red plush
rocker with 1000 tobacco tags, and
just, when her husband had collected
ail3 he got a divorce!"-Puck.