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Th? Pepe's Secretary.
IWcretary of Stats, who entered upon
his forty-nfth year the other day, is
foy far the most interesting personal
ity -in the Pope's immediate entour
age. It ls not generally known that
i>e is fey ?birth a Londoner, for he was
bora, itt Gloucester Place, Portman
Square, at the time when his father
?U Secretary to the Spanish Em
bassy in London. He 'wa3 educated
at Slough and et Durham, and at an
early age made up his mind to enter
the Church. Going to Rome, he be
came a great favorite with Pope Leo
who appointed him to his pres
s?t position. He was ?he first to in
troduce shorthand, typewriters and
the telephone into the Vatican.-Tit?
Men, my brothers, men the work
ers, ever reaping something new.
Tennyson. So. 4-1CF.
*Tis always morn somewhere in
the world.-Richard Hengist Horne.
Tis expectation makes a blessing
dear.-Sir John Suckling.
(Hrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for Children
' teething, softens th? gums,reduce? inflamma
tion, allayapdin. core? wind colic, 25c. ? bot?c
What is no sin . is no shame.
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Added to ihe Long List due
to This Famous Remedy,
OronogOi Mo.-"I was simply a ner
Tous wreck". I could not walk across
the door without
my heart fluttering
and I could not even
receive a letter.
Every month I had
such a bearing down
sensation, as if the
lower parts would
fall out. Lydia E.
ble Compound has
done my nerves a
great deal of good
ks r: 1 land has also relieved
e bearing down, I recommended it
to some friends and two of them have
been greatly benefited by it"-Mrs.
.M MAK MCKNIGHT, Oronogo, Mo.
Another Grateful Woman.
St Louis, Mo. -"I was bothered
terribly with a female weakness and
had backache, bearing down pains and
pains in lower parts. I began taking
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound regularly and used the Sanative
Wash and nc w I have no more troubles
that way,"-Mrs. AL. HERZOG, 5722
Prescott Ave., St Louis, Mo.
Because your case is a difficult one,
doctors having done yon no good,
.. do not continuo to suffer without
giving Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound a trial, lt surely has cured
many cases of female ills, such as in
flammation, ulceration, displacements, \
fibroid tumors, irregularities, periodic
pains, backache, that hearing-down
feeling, indigestion, dizziness, and ner
vous prostration. It costs but a trifle
to.try it and the result is, worth m?l
jtona to inany suffering women.
Nothing New or
For naur generations Goos? Greasa hu OMS
recognised M a wonderful remedial medium
In treating and ourtnr Pneumonia, Grippe,
Bhsamstiaxn and Neuralgia.--RICK'S GOOSK
GRUIS ? LINIMENT lt mode I rom pure (tooee
/noose, with- other valuable curative ingre
dients added.. Try lt. -
SSo-At all Druggists and 1 >.>olere-25c
WAI. instantly relieve your aching
throat. There it nothing like it for
Asthma, Bronchitii end lung*
troubles. Contains no .opiates.
Very pleasant to take..
i AU DrngtUtx, 25 coat?.
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M an a factored from
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Dalry, Barns - and Stallt Equipment
Pipe, Troughs, Tanks.
Columns and Beams
Machinery and Boilers
.oves au" swelling In 5 to 30
.sys; eSTccti a permanent cai?
i se days. Trial trealla sat
ree. yethlnscan be ia rea
to. lias B Atlanta. 9*
MAKES BIGGER CROPS
Because lt mixes the ruano with the soil close
under the geed so that the cotton is nourished
from the time it sprouts and ?row? oil
Mruns and Thrilty. A iarmersays "IM
poonda of enano applied with tue
Cole Planter 1? eqnaf to SOO pounds
pm ont In lb* naval way.** .
IT INCREASES THE Ylftl.n A BALE
OE MOKE TO EACH ONE-HORSE CROP.
SAVES TIME AND MONEY
One tnan and one horse at one trip prepares
the seed-bed, puts in the enana opens asraln,
drops and covers the seed, all in just the rieht
way for either Corn, Cotton. Peas, Sorthum,
Peanuts, Etc. Tin COLE PLANTER, beal*
the world in ceiilncaq*>Jc*?, <-von ?fand.
. Itputs one seed alter another in a nlralghi
Hue,thick or thin. SO thai it ?aven ??red,
coat? lo?? J?> thin, and !<*?? to rnillvafe.
Mr. Hearn of Georgia writes "f wonr-D NOT
MISS PLANTING MT CHOP WITH TUX COLE
PLANTTO YOU S200.ro."
IT MEANS M??rE? TO YOU. write at once
for I K ?KS-, catalogue and n^meof merchant
. who sells and guarantees Coln Planters.
THE COLE MFG CO.. .
BOX 50. GHARLOTTE. N, C.
With man, most of his mosfot?iies
are occassioned by roan.-Pliny,.
Has Proved a Great Success-Thou
sands Say It's the Best Thing
They Ever Grew..
The Wonderberry or Sunberry, the
marvelous garden fruit originated by
Luther Burbank, and introduced by
John Lewis Childs, the well-known
Seedsman, of Floral Park, N. Y., has
proved a great success all over the
country. Thousands of people say it
is the best thing they ever grew.
Mr. John Burroughs, the well
known author, Naturalist and bosom
friend of Theodore Roosevelt, says it
is the most delicious pie berry he ever
tasted, and a marvelous cropper.
A Director of the New York Agri
cultural Experiment Station says it
fruits abundantly even in pure sand.
In the short season cf North-western
Canada lt is a godsend,and fruits long
after frost has killed most garden
D. S. Hall, Wichita, Kan., says
thirty people grew lt there last season
with perfect satisfaction.
K. S. Enochs, Hammond, La., says
it yields $250 worth of fruit per acre
with him. Mrs. J. H. Powers, 4732
Kenwood avenue, Chicago, raised
enough berries on a space 4x10 feet
to supply herself and friends.
J. P. Swallow, Kenton, Ohio, says
Its equal for all purposes does not ex
Rev. H. B. Sheldon, Pacific Grove.
Cal., says he likes the berries served
in any and every way.
W. T. Davis, Enon, Va., says lt is
true to description .in every way, and
fruits in three months from Geed.
Judge Morrow, of U. S. Circuit
Court, says the Wonderb?rry is sim
ply delicious raw or cooked.
Mr. Childs exhibited one plant five
months old bearing 10,878 berries
which measured about eight quarts.
Mrs. Hattie Vincent, Hayden, New
Mexico, says it stands long, hard
droughts of that climate and fruits
abundantly all summer,
It is certainly the most satisfactory
garden fruit and the greatest Novelty
Laugh and be fat.-John Taylor.
Piles Cured in o* to 14 Days.
Paso- Ointment is guaranteed to cure any
Piles in 6 to t4 d?v?or???>*i*" etnndwi. 50c
If the end be well, all is well.
Nothing Mor* l>*ngvi ons
Thon a neglected cough," is what Dr. J. F.
Hammond, professor in the Eoleotlu Medi
cal College says, "and as a preventative
remedy and n cuartive agent, I cheerfully
reoommeud Taylor's Cherokee. Remedy of
Mwevt Gum and Mullein. Tested 60 years.
Nothing better for whooping oougb, croup
or consumption. At druggists, 25c. an J Mc.
Love truth but pardon error.
In Winter Use Allen's Foot-Ease.
The antiseptic powder. Your feet feel un
comfortable, nervous and often void und
damp, li you have sweating, sore feet or
tight shoes, try Allen'? Foot-Base. Sold by.
all druggist** and shoe Moren.. 25 cents.
Sample sent free. Address Allen S. Olm
sted. Le Kov^N^Y._
Plain as a pike-staff.-Le Sage.
Dont neglect that cough that rocks yonr
system and mav lead to something twnoue.
AlletCsLuvgBnl: am will effectually checkit
Diamond cut diamond.-John Ford.
F?r ' OT.rio mid GRIP.
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Cold and re-tores normal conditions, lt's
Mould-effects immediately. 10c.,25c and50 c
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? ? Hew Book on
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?Imple lantrnace now con>amptiort
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Write tnrUy. Tb? yout ls abm
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' YONKERWAN CO. .
SMI tUur Htr-cu KlllUIN. Mt?S?
tablets do just as
much as salts or calo
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callous the bowels. They never
create a continuous need, as
harsh cathartics do. Take one
just as soon as the trouble
appears, and in an hour its over.
CUT THIS OUT, m-il it xvith your admires? to
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cei re a basdsnav? souvenir ?old iXm r'lies.
An afcso'utcly harmless remedy for Sore Throat,
Hoarseness and Coughs. GN immediate relief in
Bronchial and Lung Affections.
Fiiry ' years' reputation.
Price. 25 cerita, 50 cents and $(.00. per box.
Sample sent on request.
JOHN I. BROWN & SOW. Beton. Man.
Restores Cray Hair to Natural Color
REMOVES OAflDftUrr ARO SOU*"
Invigorates and prevents the hair from falling off.
For Sale bj Druieglete, er Sent Dlreet by
XANTHINE CO., Richmond, Virginia
--'-? St Fe/ Settle: Same*. Settle jjc Send (er Circuler
HER WEIGHT INCREASED
FROM 100 TO 140 POUNDS.
I Wonderful Praise Accorded
j Peru na the Household Remedy
Mrs. Maria Goertz, Orienta, Okla?
boma, writes :
<;My husband, children and myself
have used your medicines, and wo al
ways keep thom in the house in case of
necessity. I was restored to health by
this medicine, and Dr. Hartman's in
valuable>advlce and books. People ask
about me from different places, and aro
surprised that 1 can do all of my house
work alone, and that I was cared by the
doctor of chronic catarrh. My has band
was oared of asthma, my daughter of
oaracho and catarrh of the stomach, and
my son of catarrh of the throat. When
I was sick I-weighed 100 pounds ; now I
. "I have retrained my health again, and
I cnn riot thank you enough for your
advice. May God give you a long lifo
and bless your work."
Peruna is sold by your local drug
gist. Buy a bottle today.
K.?r H KA DACHE-HICICM' . Al'UDINK
"Whether from Colds. Heat. Stomach or
Nervous Troubles. Capndln* will relieve you.
It's liquid-pleasant to rake-acts immedi
ately. Try it. lue 25c. and 50c. at drus
blores. _. .
To be weak is miserable, doing or
suffering.-Milton. 1 . -
Epidemic of Itch in Welsh Village.
--' "In Dov/i a is, South Wales, about
fifteen years ago, families were strick
en wholesale by a disease known as
the itch. Believe me, lt is the most
terrible' disease of its kind that I
know of, as it itches, all through your
body and makes your life an Inferno.
Sleep is out of the question and you
feel as if a million mosquitoes were
attacking you at the same time. I
knew a dozen families that were so
"The doctors did their best, but
their remedies were of no avail what
ever. Then the families tried a drug
gist who was noted far and wide for
his remarkable cures. People came
to him from all parts of the country
for treatment, but his medicine made
matters still worse; as a last resort
they were advised by a friend io uso
the Cuticura Remedies. I am glad to
tell you that after a few days' treat
ment with Cuticura Soap. Ointment
and Resolvent, the effect wv s wonder
ful and the result was a perfect cure
in all cases.
"I may add that my three brothers,
three sisters, myself and all our fam
ilies have been users of the Cuticura
Remedies for fifteen years. Thomas
Hugh, 1650 West Huron St., Chicago,
fl!., June 29. .
When one goose drinks, all drink.
Itch cured in 30 m in ur OM by Woolf ord'o
Sanitary Lotion. Never Mils. At druggist?.
Moral good is a practical stimulus.
Rheumatism Cured in * i>ay.
Dr. Detchon'a Relief for Rheumatism and
Neuralgia radically inures in 1 to 3'days. Its
action is remarkable. Removes the cause
and disease quickly disappears: First done
greatly bentftita. 7.V ann ?1 Vg drUrfguta.
Precaution is better than repen
tance.^reek. "- . So. 4-10.
Davis' Painkiller baa no substitute. .. No
other remedy is su effective fur rheuma
tism, lumbago, ttiffnesu, neuralgia or cold.
FIRST SHOOK LINCOLN'S HAND
Robert Coleman Claimed To Be The
Freeman Who Did This.
Harrisburg, Special.-Robert Cole
man, colored, ..who calimed the dis
tinction of being the first negro
freedman to shake the hand of Presi
dent Lincoln after his second inaugu
ration, is dead. Coleman was '74
years old and was born a slave at
Red Banks, Shenandoah county, Va.,
on the plantation of Laurence Pitt
In the course of years Pittman sold
him to Charles Mohr, with whom he
lived for five years. Deciding one
day to be free, young Coleman ran
away, but was captured and returned
to his owner. Mr. Mohr then sold
him to John Cook, who took him to
Richmond, Va., at which place he
was sold from the auction block to
Robert Peterson for $1,000. Even
tually he gained favor with his new
owner and was placed over a gang of
50 slaves, oleman's value was ap
parent, for Peterson took him to
Louisiana and sold him for $1,650.
His new master made him driver over
75 hands. This was 1859:
. It was while in the employ of
Eastman's Business College, at
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., that Coleman
held the distinction of clasping the
hand of the- martyred President. Mr.
Eastman had a band in connection
with the institution dnd took the
band to Washington to attend the
second inauguration of the President.
Coleman went with the party So.4-'10
Leads to Madness, if Not Remedied in
"'Experiments satisfied me, some R
years ago," writes a Topeka woman,
"that coffee was the direct cause ot
the Insomnia from which I sutT?red
terribly, as well as the extreme ner
vousness and acute dyspepsia which
made life a most painful thing for me.
"I had beeft a coffee drinker clhce
childhood, and did not *ke to think
"that the beverage was doing me all
this harm. But lt was. and the time
came when I had to face the fact, and
protect myself. I therefore gave up
coffee-abruptly and absolutely, and
adopted Postum for my hot drink at
"I began to note Improvement In
my condition very soon after I took
on Postum. The change proceeded
gradually, but surely, and lt was a
matter of only a few weeks before I
found myself entirely relieved-the
nervousness passed away, my diges
tive apparatus was restored to normal
efficiency, and I began to sleep rest?
fully and peacefully.
"These happy conditions have con
tinued during all of the 5 years, and
I am safe lu saying that 1 owe them
entirely to Postum, for when I began
to drink lt I cea3ed to use medicines."
Bead the little book. "The Road to
Well ville," In pkgs. "There's a Rea
Ever read the above letter? A new
one appears from time to time. They
are genuine, time, and full of haman
An Orchard Confidence.
"You would know if I am ripe, sir?" saia
the apple on th? tree. ,
"It depends on what you're seeking, for I'll
tell you trathfully
If it's pleasure you are after I am still a
trifle paun't; .
But if trouble you are seeking, I'm thf
pippin that you want."
"Pa, what is a canard?"
"A He that'won't: fight, my son."-?
. Enigmatical. 1
"Is that, grade-climbing- appliance
of yours a bona fide invention?"
"Honestly, it's oh the level."-New
"Have you ever been in a railroad
"No, but I once fell down stairs in
company with a fat lady."-Chicagi
"What do you suppose ls behind
this refrigerator trust?"
"A cold deal for somebody."-Nc\i
York Journal. ,
"Dad, what sert of e bureau is a
"Oh, any bureau that has five draw
ers full of firings and one man's tii
in it."-Houston Post.
Fine Kids. '
"Your children are pretty well
trained, aren't they?"
''Yes, I flatter myself that they arc.
I've got 'em so they don't even cor
rect my grammar before company."
Cleveland Leader. ;
A Great Problem Almost Solved.
"One discovery leads to another."
"Yes,"-answered the jocose scien
tist, "the ' finding; of the N?rth Pole
has laid the foundation for the di3?
covery of - perpetual commotion."
.Washington Star. .. :
Quite a Linguist.
. Yeast-"Doe?,; your wife speak
more than one language?"
Crimsonbeak-4"Yes; speaks two
one when she's 'got hairpins in her
mouth and one when she hasn't."
New York Journal.
"Your children' are pretty well
trained, aren't they?"
"Yes, I flatter1 myself that they are.
I've got 'em so they don't even cor
rect my grammar before company."
-New York Journal.
No Mistake About lt.
"Didn't some Idiot propose to yon
before our marriage?"
"Then you ought to have married
.'gnat's just what; I did/'-3on VI.
Lodger-"I can't stay here any
longer, Mrs. Binks."
Landlady-"Why not, sir? *What
is your complaint?"
Lodger--"Lung complaint; your
baby howls too much."-New Yor>
He Was Particular.
Mrs. Myles - "Who is that maa
throwing that kiss to?"
Mrs. Styles-"It must be you, dear.
He wouldn't be throwing me a kiss."
'.'Because it's my husband!"-Yen
Heard . In a Newton Home.
Caller-"How are you, my dear?"
Little Girl-"Very well, thank
you. " '
Caller-"Now you should ask me
how I am. " . '
L. G.-"But I don't want to know.'
"The grandfather acquired wealth
as a deafer in seal oil and whale blub
ber. The son's greatest ambition was
to learn .the business."
"He wants to forget the business/'
-Kansas City Journal.
Tock No Stock in lt.
"Dodwin is. the most thoroughly
optimistic fellow I ever met. You've
noticed . his unfailing smile, haven't
you? Well, his wife tslls me that he
even smiles in his sleep."
"Say, that ain't a smile. li's -facia/
paralysis."-New York Journal.
"Do, you think you can make my
daughter happy?" asked Mr. Cr.mrox.
"She has been, haopy, with yon.
hasn*t she?"" rejoined the confident
"I think so, slr."
"Wei!, if she's that easy to please,
there ought to bc no difficulty."
The Equality cf Man.
Spinner (who is doing a Utile can
vassing)-"But, aw, my good fellow,
you don't mean to say that you would
do away with the-aw-upper dusses
Toiler ^- "Cor3e I would. Why,
wot*3 tho use o' the bloomin' upper
classes ter the'bloomin' likes o' you
au' me?"-The Tatler.
Doing Very Well.
"How's your son making out ia
business?" asked the first capitalist.
"Very well, indend," replied the
other; "he's got a quarter of a mill
"Why, you started him wiih a mill
ion, didn't you?"
"Yes, and it*3 two months now
since he started operations in Wall
Street." - Catholic Standard and
GOOD ROADS WORK
F. H. Hyatt Reviews Situation
in Genera! Way.
THE NEED OF CO-OPERATION
Eleventh Annual Session Good Roads
Association-Many Addresses by
Columbia, S. C., Special.-The 11th
annual session of the South Carolina
Good Roads Association met here last
Tuesday and Wednesday, The fact
was brought out that the good roads
question in this State is just a. plain,
business proposition, the people will
have to face in the near future. A
highway commission and a highway
engineer were indorsed in many of
the addresses before the sessions. A'
bond issue for road improvement was
also approved by many. It was the
sense of the meeting that more in
telligent road building is needed in
There were present at all the ses
sions men of every profession in
South Carolina. They were here for
a purpose, as shown by the great
interest displayed in all of the
speeches d?livered. From the senti
ments expressed at the sessions, it
is evident that there will be no
more good roads talk and agitation,
but good roads work. The delegates
were urged by the speakers to do
something and do it now.
Ever} county was represented at
the meeting. There were a number
of the legislators present.
Col. James Cosgrove, of Charles
ton, S. C., made an address on drain
age and good roads. Dr. M.. W.
Twichell spoke on ''Practical Points
on Good Road Material."
The sand-clay road was discussed
by Supervisor Owens of Richland
county. Mr. Owens has a national
reputation as a good roads builder.
Practical talks were also made bj
Fingal C. Black and other engineers.
Possibly the most interesting part
of the programme was the itnnual
reports of the work done by the"
? county supervisors. There were a
number of the supervisors in at
Hyatt's Review of Work.
3elow is given the report of F. H.
Hyatt, reviewing the good roads
"When I go back ton years ago.,
and find the little baneful of super
visors and commissioners and a few
public spirited citizens of the State,
assembled at that time, trying to or
I ganize and systematize a plan bj
j which they could establish a method
of road-bailding which would come
within the reach of the supemsors,
with their limited means, to build
I good roads; and then as I have at
tended the different conventions
I from year to year, and have seen the
development - and the increased in
terest from time to j;ime; and es
pecially, the interest that is being
taken all over the State at this
present time, I do not hesitate to:
say that it is simply marvelous.
"Within the past twenty months
there has been a general concert of
action betweeu the various States,
looking to the establishment and de
velopment of public highways con
necting the various States with first
"The Capital City Highway asso
ciation was organized and Mr. Leon
ard Tufts, of Pinehurst, N. C.. was
elected president; and he, with the
assistance of quite ? number of
prominent men, have located the
road from Richmond. Cheraw, Pine
hurst, Darlington, Hurtsville, Cam
den, Columbia, and on to Augusta.
This road is also being built, and
will soon be open to the traffic of
the automobile and to the public in
"Another road has been mapped
out, leading from Columbia to
Orangeburg, and on to Charleston;
and this road- is also being put in
"I find, in talking to a great
many of the supervisors that one of
the greatest draw-backs to road
building in this State is the want of
means. Some suggest special levy;
others advise a bond issue. I am sat
isfied that the general public are
perfectly willing to be taxed for a
The Southern Appalachian Good
Roads convention was organized at
Asheville, N. C., in October of last
year. The convention opened on the
5th and closed on the 7th of the
month. This good roads association
was organized in order to create an
interest and concert of action be
tween the States of Virginia, North
Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia
and Tennessee, with a view ol' co
operating with the nuirons of public
roads of the United States depart
ment of agriculture, Hie National
Good Roads association, the State
Good Roads association, and other
organizations of like nature; al.so to
promote proper leffislat<'on in the
ilifferpnf Sr?N?* wlniOi git ?til |f?ad to
the improvement of the highways of
the several States; to encourage and
stimulate the various counties in
th ese States to locate and construct
good roads advocated by the con
vention; to assist in the organization
of local good roads associations;
and to do all things necessary and
possible to promote the betterment
of the common roads in the serrai
counties of the State mentioned.
"We find from actual experience
that macadam roads are very ex
pensive and I would recommend that
each and every county pay special
attention to: First, the location,
grading and putting in shape the dirt
roads, using sand and clay, wherever
it is practicable.
"Then, after we get our roads all
located and graded, with proper
width, it will be time enough lo talk
"The sand and clay roads of this
State are attracting wide attention.
I am jn?t in receipt of a letter from
R. L. Westgard, president of the
Touring Club of America of New
York, asking rae to please map oiit
ioma of the most desirable routes for
automobiles thi3 winter, which I will
"Reviewing the past histor}' of
this association, we find that when
we first organized that, the super
visor only had the use of the con
victs for two 3'ears; " and, through
the recommendations of this associa
tion from time to time, the legisla
ture increased the time to four, six,
and are now allowing 10 years for1
the convicts on the public highways.
"I find, after close investigation,
that the States in the Union that are
making the greatest progress in
building roads are those that are
operating under a State highway
Calls Primary For May 10.
. Jacksonville, Fla., Special.-The
Florida State Democratic executive
committee met here and called a'pri
mary'election to he held May lt) for
the purpose of nominating United
States Senator, Congressman, and all
State and county offices. A second
primary will be held June 10 for the
purpose of filling offices where candi
dates failed to receive a majority in
the first primary.
Cook Verdict Confirmed.
Copenhagen, By Cable.-The com
mittee of the University of Copen
hagen has, completed its examination
of Dr. Frederick A. Cook's original
notes, and confirmed its previous
conclusions that not the slightest
proof that the explorer reached the
North Pole had been submitted.
$10,000 Purse Por Peary.
New York, Special.-A national
testimonial for Commander Robert
E. Peary, and a. purse of $10,000 for
the intrepid explorer is planned for
the evening of February 8 at the
Metropolitan Opera House, Governor
Hughes will preside.
Site For Vance Statue.
"Washington, Special.-At the re
quest of Governor Kitchin, Senator
Overman selected the site in statuary
hall-the hall of fame-for the statue
of Senator Zebulon Baird Vance of
North Carolina. The place is in the
southwest corner of the hall, near
Washington and Lee, the Virginia
contributions. This will bc the first
statue for the State.
Not to he States Till 1911.
Washingtdn, Special.-No new
stars will be added to the American
flag before the stimmig of 1911, ac
cording to the plan under consider
ation in the Senate Committe on
Territories. This program is said to
have the indorsement of President
Taft. It provides for the reporting
of an -entirely new bill for the ad
mission of New Mexico and Arizona.
Peonage Verdict Stands.
New Orleans, Special.-The United
States circuit court of appeals at
New Orleans affirmed the verdict
rendered in the federal court for the
southern district of Florida in the
case of James Graham, who was
found guilty of holding a white man,
James McGants in peonage. .Gra
bham was sentenced by the lower
court to serve 13 months in the fed
eral prison at Atlanta and to pay ?
fine of $500.
Richmond View3 the Comet.
Richmond, Va,, Special.-Hundreds
of people viewed for the first time
here just before and during sunset,
the comet recently discovered from
Watson ?Challenges Bryan.
Atlanta, Special.-Thomas E. Wat
son, the Populist, is so eager to meet
"William J. Bryan in debate on the
subject of foreign missions, that he
offers to give the Nebraskan $10,000
if he will accept the challenge.
'China omened ' two Manchurian
ports to trad?.
The Tnrkish Government held 12.
nOO troops in readiness to bo sent to
One hundred '?b~imis.Qloned officers
of tho navy foiled to take the pre
scribed, physica I test.
Thp Sugar Trust's s?*r?tary and
treasurer, Charles R. Heike, was ar
raigned !n thc fiovernment's suit.
The Hons" ins"rgpnts, nt Wash
ington. D. C.. with tim aid of the
Democrats, had a majority of three.
The Nantucket Shoals Lightship,
which broke away from her r* ooria ss
1n the storm, reached New Bedford.
Publishers of m?.?.*'7.i^',? nrrnrwd a
liparin^ nn exorbitant* pp**? I rates be
fore a House committee in Washing
ton, ?. n.
The Street Clpaninr ?n??nnrtmen.t ot
New York City used 7."00 eroo-genr-y
and .".OOO department, men and 17?0
trunks for snow removal.
America proposed to "Rus-io, ti set
tle th? dlsirata ore? Manchuria hy
h3v:ni: China buy the railroads them
with mone,f fn-.-nished hy au Interna
The election nf C. C. Tegf'bofT. nrl
vntp secrelnrv of the late E. TT. Har
rlma?. ?s a dirocto" of the Night and
Day Bank nf New York; City, started
a report that Mrs. Hardiman has con
It *s Ptr?t"d in Anthem t'.'-t unde
sirable immigrants ^'ho have been dp
ported from the Tinged State?; ship an
sailors and firemen aboard vessels
ard desert when they reach the Uni
Miss An"? Morga-\ din sliter o? .T.
Piprpont .Morgan, had already nm
ioffpn1 n ir?nt nr?ar:"at.ii ' of work
ing women when (he shirt waist
strike start"! in XP-V York.-.She wi?'
procsed with the ulan.
"Come home with, me to dinner to
"I want you to hear my youngest
daughter play the piano."
"By jove! I'm awfully sorry, old
chap, but I have forgotten a most im
portant engagement. Some other
night, dear boy."
"Sorry atyjut the engagement,
Gormley. Tne fact is, I have neither
a youngest daughter nor a piano."
Dr. Stiles Declares Hook Worm
AT THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Declare That 25 Per Cent of the Cot*
ten Mill Opeatives Are Infected
Lack of Sanitary Conditions.
Atlanta, Ga., Special.-"The ^most.
srious infectious disese in the South
today is that of the hookworm,"
declared Dr. Charles Wardel Stiles
of the United-States Public-Health'
Service, in addressing the session of
the first-national confernce called
for the study of this disease here.
?While specimens of the hookworm
have been found in the New England
States, middle West and in the Nor
thern Pacific States, the disease is
primarily ono of warm climate and
is generally prevalent in the South
Atlantic and Gulf States.
On the negro is placed the respon
sibility fer the presence of the dis
eae in the United States.
Dr. Stiles said that the hookworm
found here has been turned to the
west coast of Africa, "and it un
doubtedly was brought here by the
In this connection Dr. Stiles called
attention to the fact that while the
negro had given to the whites, the
hookworm, tubeculosis had been pre
sented to the negro bv the whites and
to-day the death rate from consump
tion among the negroes of the South '
is three times the toll of that disease
among the whites.
Twenty-five per cent of the cotton
mill employes, of the South are in
fected wit.h tlio hookworm, said Dr.
Stiles, who based the statement on -
personal visits made to 128 mills in
North and South Carolina, Georgia,
Florida, 'Alabama and Mississippi, t
The mills in the sandy sections of
these states showed a much higher
percentage of infections than did
those of the piedmont, or clay, sec
tions. In the mills of Atlanta the
infection was found to be less than
five per cent.
In some of the rural communities
of the South where there is an ab
solute lack of sanitary arrangement,
SO per cent of the inhabitants are
More than 250 physicians and reo
resentatives of life insurance
panies and commercial organizations
from all sections of. the United
States were present.
98,000 Bales Ginned Since January 1.
Memphis, Tenn., Special.-In- a
supplemental repoit issued by the
National Ginner's Associatif
that only 98.000 bales ot
been ginned since Ja nu.ai
gives a total of 9,744,00t
There is probably anoti
bales to be ginned, mal
tire crop yield bf 9,844?
The report by Skates
. Alabama 1,025,009; Arkansal
000; Florida 61,000; Georgia 1,819,
000; Louisiana 252,000; Mississippi
1,024.000; Missouri and Virginia 55,
000; North Carolina 612,000; Oklaho
ma 529,000; South Carolina 1,106,
C00; Tennessee 227,000; Texas 2,371,
000. Total 9,744,000.
Ministers Take Action.
Charlotte, Special.-At the regular
meeting of the Charlotte Ministerial
Association decided and determined
steps were taken looking io the more
stringent enforcement of the prohi
bition and anti-gambling laws, in
Charlotte, and the prachers voted to
petition the board of aldermen not
only to appoint a city solicitor, or
prosecutor, but also to investigate
the situation, and to pass additional
laws if needs be, to bring results.
. Aurora Giant Dead. .
. Chicago, Special.-Peter Klees, .
. police magistrate at Aurora, who *
. weghing 595 pounds, is dead. A *
. portion of his residence had to . ?
. be torn away to permit the body .
. being taken out. There was no .
. hearse bis^nough, and a bobsled *
. had to be^Wsed in its place. *
Monument to Nathaniel Green.
Washington, Speeial.-vA bill for
the erection of a monument at Guil
ford Battle Ground, in honor of
the memory of Nathaniel Greene, of
Revolutionary fame has been intro
duced in the Senate by Senator Over
mau. The measure calls for an ap
propriation of $25,000. (
Elizabethtown in Two Directions.
Lumberton, Special.- Surveyors *
have started to work on the pro
posed railway from this point to
Elizabethtown. It is proposed to
complete the road by April 1st. The
Raleigh and Southport is also busy
from Fayetteville to Elizabethtown.
Orange Crop Million Short.
Los Angeles, Special.-The year's (
orange crop has been damaged ap
proximately $1,000,000 by the heavy
frosts of the last few days, according
to the estimates made by reliable
growers. Some believe this amount *?
also will cover nursery stock and
the coming year's crop, but others
figure the total to be several mil
lions. Compared with the $35,000.
000 valuation of th* prpsevt crop
Chosen From Southern Colleges.*
Washington, Special. - Graduates
from five "distinguished institutions
of learning" of the class of 1909 were
6hosen by the War Department for
second? lieutenants in the army.
Among them are Clarence IL McMur
ray of the South Carolina Military
Academy, John McGruder of the Vir
ginia Military Institute.
Judge Loyal E.-Knappen, of Michi
gan, succeeds Judge Lu rt on as circuit
judge o? the sixth district.