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#?y* Candidates Recommended to Reme.
By Edward Mcsweeney
NVESTIGATION into the virtues of Elizabeth Anne Seton, a
New York lady, foundress. of the Sisters of Charity, bas
occupied a Baltimore ecclesiastical court now these three
years, and' may hold it much longer. It wili Interest all
concerned to know that Father Brute, long her confessor
and spiritual advisor, himself enjoyed a high reputation for
sanctity, being called "The Angel of the Mountain." He
anticipated nicety years since, as his writings show, that
judicial inquiry would at some future time be made into his
holy-penitents, life. But he also'is a candidate for canonization, and St.
Vary's Mountain may have its saint as well as St. Joseph's Vale.
Father Brute was the chief helper of Father Dubois, New York's third
Bishop, in the* founding of Mount St Mary's Collegs. He afterward became
Bishop of Vincennes, and died in the "odor of holiness" in 1839. The Bishops
of the Fourth Provincial Council of Baltimore, held in 1S40 and comprising
all the Bishops then in the United States, in their official report to Pope
Gregory XVI. thus refer to Brute: "Since our last meeting we have to
deplore the death of our most dear brother Simon Gabriel Brute, Bishop of
Vincennes, who shone with so great splendor of virtue as to leave all who
knew him full of confidence in his celestial happiness and glory. God grant
tia, under the guidance of your Holiness, to walk in his footsteps and reach
. In ancient times- this act of the Bishops was equivalent to canonization,
something that for centuries past belongs only to the pope. Besides Mrs.
Seton and Bishop Brute three other American candidates await the honors
of the altar. These are the "Lily of the Mohawk," Tegakwita, an Iroquois
maiden, native of New York state, and two Frenchmen, Rono Poupil and
Father Isaac Jogues, S. J., missionaries in the Mohawk Valley. The Third
Plenary Council of Baltimore, held in 1884, recommended these last three to
Homo for canonization. So' that of the five candidates two are native New
. Yorkers and two others intimately associated with the Empire State.
Let Thorough Work Be 1
. Your Trade-Mark
? By O. r;on Swstt Marden
TRADIVARIUS did not need any patent on bis violins, for
no other violin maker would pay such a price for excellence
as he paid; would take such pains to put his stamp of su
periority upon his instruments. He was determined to make
his name on a violin worth something, to make it a trade
mark which would protect the instrument the world over.
This was his patent, he needed no other. Every "Stradi
varius" now In existence is worth from three to ten thousand
dollars, or several times its weight In gold.
. .I. have known many instances where advancement hinged upon the little
overplus of Interest, of painstaking an employe put into his work, on his
doing a little better than was expected of him. Employers are no fools. They
do not say all they think, but thoy detect very quickly the earmarks of superi
ority.. They keep their eye on the employe who has the stamp of excellence
opon, him, who takes pains with his work, who does lt to a finish. They
know he has a future.
. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., says that the "secret of success is to do the com
mon duty uncommonly well."
It h>. doing things a tittle better than those about you do them; being a
little neater, a little quicker, a little more accurate, a little more observant;
it is ingenuity In finding new and more progressive ways of doing old things;
it fe being a little more polite, a little more obliging, a little more tactful, a
little more cheerful, optimistic, a little more energetic, helpful, than thoso
?fem?* wm thai f.....?."?-?! attenioo of your employer and orhpr ?mnw.
A Defense of Football ?
By Captain Hamilton Fish, Jr., of Harvard
0 I think the football rules should recel?e a thorough revi
sion? Well, no. Each year will bring In its train some grad
ual change which will assist materially in making the game
faster and cleaner. Tife new rules which were enforced for
the <flrst time in 1906 have caused a greater revolution In
football than is generally realized.
One not well versed In the tactics of football can see
?QMliOtti7 but Uttle difference, but to the trained eye the game has
undergone an absolute change for the better. In its Infancy
football held out but few restrictions. The players did a!meet as they pleased,
and toe result was the game made for itself many enemies.
The payers went through the contests In those days with locked arms
?ad elbows and the favorite plays were massed against an objective centre.
The one- point in view being wearing down the opposing linemen. Th? op
posing lines now have a neutral zone of a foot between them, thus allowing
tho officials to see any Infringement of the rules. The use of locked arms and
hantfe is absolutely forbidden. . , .
Skill is taking the place of brute force. Football today Is as a game of
human checkers, here each play ts planned and every mistake costly. Bach
year the rules committee will tag on changes which benefit the game and
the players will gradually become more proficient at the new style of play.
Football is still in its infancy, however, and can weather whatever change?
time will bring.
Power of Suggestion
By Cosmos Minde le ff
^".I TJCH has been heard recently of "malicious animal magne
Mtism," "mental assassination," and all kinds of weird and
uncanny things in that connection, but the real tangible thing
underlying it ail, the golden thread of truth which runs, as
is were, through the whole fabric, has been overlooked. This
limn ???? ** tho. power of suggestion, one of the fundamental attrl
^SfedS? butes of the human mind, recognized and utilised even by
fMjVjl savages, but not much better understood by the most en
mmJ lightened peoples.
1 Women seem to be more sensitive to lt than men, and when lt is employed
?fey Qr upon some one to whom we feel affection the power is increased a
Try this simple experiment at home: Tell your wife or your mother how
well she is looking. Keep on telling her.
Don't do it as if you were driving a drill through a granite block, but
Vary the form of expression, but keep closely to the original Idea. Ring
all the changes, burt Iterate and reiterate how well she is looking.
In a week you will be surprised to find that others are telling her the
?ame thing, and that, as a matter of fact, she is looking very much better.'
There are a thousand ways in which this idea can be applied in the ordinary af
tat? of life.
-"Forty years ago I hit this town
"I tried that scheme myself.
Thought it' would read well in my bi
ography. I hit the town with $1, but
I must admit that I wrote home for
money tho next day."-Washington
Twenty-flve.cent dinners are served
la the souse of commons for such
members as desire them.
"I have been on an exploring trip
through my husband's summer
"And these pokor chips and there
racing form sheets?"
"Constitute the data for my lecture."
-Kansas City Journal.
One of thc six aldermen of Magee,
Tenn., ls an alderwoman-Mrs. 71. P.
Gates. Her specialty, is looking after
the town schools.
Great Danger From Waters
in Paris is Passed.
EXPLANATION OF THE FLOODS
Little Fear of Predicted Disaster to
the Great City-Conditions Are
Improving Everywhere. .
Paris, By Cable.-Slowly, very
slowly, the swollen waters of the
Seine, which reached the high mark
at 2 o'clock last Saturday morning,
are subsiding and at midnight the fall
measured about four and a half in
The danger c* ?orne great calamity,
such as has been predicted now seems
over, although the situation contin
ues to be critical at many points
within the city.
The effect of the removal of the
water pressure has been to weaken
foundations generally and this causes
the greatest anxiety.
It is generally believed that the
breaking of the dam at Gonnevilliers
appreciably hastened the climax by
releasing an immense amount of wa
ter, but the consequences below are
appaling. Gonnevilliers and Colom
bes, having 30,000 inhabitants, are
completely submerged, the water
reached the tops of the houses in the
lower sections w-hile the flood is
backing up into the very center of
Certainly 40,000 have been driven
from their homes by the flood in the I
valley of the Seine to the hospitals j
and other buildings which have been
placed at the disposition of the re
The local government authorities
arc displaying great devotion and
zeal in the work of salvage and
rescue. Nevertheless the conditions,
especially in the country districts, |
are pitiful. The houses of farmers I
are submerg?e to their roofs, and
in many cases the inhabitants have
lost everything including their live
A number of deplorable incidents
have been reported. Several shop
keepers, who attempted to charge
quadruple prices have been mobbed,
?while a grocery who was driven to
the upper story of his house by an
angry crowd fired a revolver, wound
ing a woman. Rowdies have at
tempted to pillage many of the
houses and at several of thc towns
they have been driven off by the
The explanations of the floods
given by French scientists are of
especial interest. Fitienne Statislas
Mouniere, the eminent geologist,
considers the phenomenon to be more
of a geological than a meterological
nature. After explaining the action
and reaction of the water in the
strata below th? surface', he declares
as if from a cement floor.
Busy Week Anticipated.
of both branches of Congress antici
pate a busy week. Several impor
tant hearings will be continued in the
House. They include that in rela
tion to the postofiice deficit, interstate
commerce bills, including the admin
istration bill, which, by the way, will
receive attention by the Senate com
mittee as well; charges of extra vi
gance made by Representative Hitch
cock of Nebraska, against Secretary
Ballinge- as well as the joint hearing
in relation to the Bal?nger-Pinchct
House to House Canvass.
Washington, Special.-Acting for
some unknown person or persons a
number of agents began a house to
house canvass in this city seeking
subscriptions to a monster petition
to be presented to President Taft for
the pardon of Banker Morse, who
has begun to serve a lo-year sen
tence in the Atlanta penitentiary.
Washington, Special.-J. D. Long,
passed Assistant Surgeon in the pub
lic health service, has been directed
to proceed to Columbia, S. C., and
other places in that vicinity for the
purpose of continuing the investiga
tion into the cause, nature and meth
od of transmission of pellagra.
Killed in Wreck.
London, By Cable.-As a result of
two third-class cars and a Pullman
crashing into the station at Stroal's
Nest, eight were killed and 30 in
jured last Saturday. The train was
running 40 miles an hour when the
Killed About Suit of Clothes.
Columbia, S. C., Special.-C. C.
Armstrong, an operative at the Olym
pia cotton mills, was killed by Aaron
Howell in a quarrel over a debt on
a suit of clothes. The deceased had
once been tried for his life at New
berry, S. C., and acquitted.
A Bengal policeman who had un
earthed a bomb conspiracy was shot
dead in Calcutta court in revenge.
Band of Blackhands Convicted.
Toledo, O., Special]-Ten members
of a Sicilian blackhand organiza
tion were found guilty on the charge
of conspiracy to extort money from
Italians, in the Federal court, and
sent to the Leavenworth, Kan., Fed
eral prison to serve sentences from
two to sixteen years.
A case of lellow fever has develop
ed at Panama.
FLOODS ?N EUROPE.
Li Past Centuries.
1161-Thousands drowned in Sicily.
1173-Zuyder Zee enlarged by floods.
'1219-Norland, Norway, lake burst,
1S28-F?iesland, 100,000 drowned by
1446-Holland, seventy-two villages
inundated, 100,000 drowned.
1483-The "great waters" caused by
the overflow of the Severn.
1521-Holland, 100,000 lives lost.
1530-Holland, dikes break, 400,000
1570-Holland, 20,000 people perish
1616-Greatest flood ever recorded
1646-Holland, 110,000 perish.
1802-Great floods in Paris.
1813-Austria-Hungary and Poland,
1825-Jutland made an island by in
undation of sea.
1840-France, overflow of Saone and
Rhone swept away many villages.
1846-Disastrous inundation in the
centre, west and southwest of
1852-Floods: in Europe from Bel
gium to Switzerland.
1856-South of France, damage $25,
1866-Great floods in France.
1875- Large part of Toulouse de
stroyed by . the rising of the
Garonne, 1,000 lives lost.
1876- Great floods in France and
1910-Second greatest flood in Paris;
other inundations in thc south
of Europe. '
GEN. WM. P. DRAPER DEAD.
Former Ambassador to Italy and a
War Veteran Passes Away.
Washington, D. C., Special.-Gen.
Wm. F. Draper, former ambassador
to Italy, died at his home here after
a prolonged illness, aged 68 years.
Brig. Gen. Draper was born in
Lowell, Mass., April 9, 1842, the son
of George and Hannah Thwing
[ Draper. He served in the Union
j army from 1861 to 1864. holding
commissions from second lieutennt
J to lieutenant -colonel, commanding,
and also colonel and brigadier gen
eral by brevet. He was twice wound
In 188 he was a Presidential elec
tor, and he served as a Republican
member in the 53rd and 55th Con
gresses, declining'a third nomination.
In 1897 he was appointed ambassa
dor to Italy, holding that post until
He* served as commander of the
Loyal Legion of .Massachusetts, was
a member of the Army and Navy
Club of Washington, the Algonquin
Club of Boston, the Cacia Club of
Rome and others. Much of his life
he lived in Massachusetts, of late
years dividing his time between
Washington and Hopedale, Mass.
T?-v.-i,;?:.?;^ TTC?! "Pnf fW t> Pre si
me nein-m-ureurgiu-w wen- ?to-vnc
other States fpr the next election.
We are going to direct the campaign
from Atlanta and in 1912 we are go
ing to bring the National Prohibi
tion convention here."
The above statements were given
out following a conference of nation
al and State prohibition leaders.
Among those present were: Eugene
Chafin, late prohibition presidential
candidate, and Chairman R. Jones of
Cihacog, national chairman.
Bishop Cyrus D. Foss Dead.
Philadelphia, Special.-Bishop Cy
rus D. Foss, retired of the M. ?.
church, one of the best known clergy
men, is dead.
Minimum Rate is Given.
Washington, Special.-The presi
dent has issued a proclamation de
claring that inasmuch as Denmark,
The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden,
Belgium, Egypt, Persia and Portugal
do not unduly discriminate in their
tariff against goods imported from
the United States, those countries arc
entitled to the minimum rate estab
lished by the Payne-Aldrich act.
Acquit Members of Court.
Managua,- Nicaragua, By Cable.
Thc court at Mesay.a has acquitted
General Medina, Prosecuting Attor
ney Salomon Selva and other mem
bers of the court-martial, of respon
sibility for the illegal conviction and
execution of the Americans, Groce
Cake Cause of a Killing.
Florence, S. C., Special.-In a quar
rel over the price of a cake sold at
auction nt a schol festival near here
Lofton Posion was fatally stabbed
by Moses Bazen and died five min
80,000 Armenians Facing Starvation.
New York, Special.-Eighty thou
sand Armenian Christians are facing
starvation in Cicilia, according to
an appeal just issued by Bishop
David H. Greer, in behalf of the
Armenian Relief association.
Killed While Praying.
Iowa Cit}-, La., Special.-While on
his knees praying a lamp exploded
setting fire to the clothing of Peter
Rogers and burning him to death.
Danger of Race Trouble in Havana
is Quieted by Gomez.
Havana, By Cable.-Fears of a race
conflict, growing out of the recent
disorders resulting from the refusal
of the management of the principal
American hotels in Havana to enter
tain negroes, have in a great meas
ure abated, and the possibilities of
further trouble from this particular)
source, have practically disappeared.
That the difficulty, for the present at
any rate, was successfully smoothed I
ov?r, is duo mainly to the personal ef
forts of President Gomez.
MEAT BOYCOTT IS FELT.
Wholesale Meat Sale Off 20 Per Cent
At Atlanta-Farmers Holding
Atlanta, Ga., Special.-"The sale
of trust handled meat by the -whole
sale has fallen off fully 20 per cent
since the Atlanta boycott was put
into effect the first of the past-week,"
said T. E. Sawtell, the well-known
Atlanta wholesale and retail meat
dealer Saturday night while discuss
ing the present meat situation.
Beginning Tuesday of this week,
40 labor organizations of Richmond,
Va., began a 60-day fight against the
trust by agreeing to eat no meat,
going it on vegetarian diet.
Other towns and sites in the South
as well as the north and middle west
aie joining the ranks of "We Do
Not Eat Meat."
Reports from New York say the
entire city is placarded with eat no
meat signs, and butchers are join
ing the crusade.
Meat prices were down in local
Boycott Hits Dealers, Say the Master
New York., Special.-The United
Master Butchers of America, in a
statement given out here, decry the
meat boycott as "misdirected energy
which is defeating its own end." The
statement urges the removal of tariff
on all live stock. It says in part:
"It is not the packer who receiv
ed the most severe bloAv from the
boycott, but the retail butcher, the
man who must earn his living and
support his family through the sale
of meat. Why not go to the root
of the evil; why not seek the cause
of the disease?
"High meat prices are due mostly
to the great scarcity of live cattle.
.The national government, exacts a
tariff on live stock, shutting out: out
side sources of supply. Therefore
we demand, in the name of the great
American consuming public, that the
federal government take immedate
steps to have thc duty on al). Uv
Farmers Withhold Produce Fror
Nevada, Mo., Special.-Three hun
dred farmers at a meeting here adopt
ed a resolution agreeing not to sell
any cattle, hogs, poultry, eggs or
butter for 60 days, beginning Febru
ary 1. Their action is a protest
against thc statements of the large
packing house interests that thc
farmer and stockman is responsible
for the high price of foodstuffs.
A letter will bc sent to all the
farmers' associations in the United
State requesting them to withhold
their products from the market.
Retail Prices of Meat Show Decline
Boston, Special.-The agitation
against thc high cost of food has-be
gun to show results in^ Boston, a
general decline in the prices of meat
being shown in the markets. Retail
prices fell from 2 to 4 cents a pound
on the higher grades of meat.
Prices Continue, to Drop; Retailers
New York, Special.-The effects of
I a hundred pounds. Pork soid for
$2 less than at this time last week.
Many large dealers report that sales
have fallen off 25 per cent.
Meat, Butter and Eggs Have Reduced
Rochester, N. Y., Special.-Whole
sale meat dealers here have reduced
prices 20 per cent. Butter has been
reduced 1 to 2 cents per pound and
esnrs have dropped in price.
Will Turn Light on High Cost of
Washington, Special.-Unless plans
fail a congressional investigation of
the causes for the increased cost of
living will be made, despite the op
INO Boycott in Lynchburg.
Lynchburg, Special.-Although the
widespread agitation against high
prices of foodstuffs is apparently ef
fective elsewhere, local dealers and
brokers report no change in quota
tions to them. There has been no
effort here to boycott meats, and the
sales are up to the usual.
Meat Boycott Indorsed.
Norfolk, Special.-At a meeting
held last Friday the civic department
of the Woman's Club of Norfolk in
dorsed the present boycott on meats,
and pledged its moral support in in
creasing the number of those who sign
pledges to abstain from it for sixty
Jackson Smith Dead.
Knoxville, Tenn., Special.-Jack
son Smith, a native of South Caro
lina, but of recent years a citizen
of this city, died at Portland, ?Oregon,
last week. He was a well known
railroad man. He was formerly a
member of the Panama canal com
Want Tax Repealed.
Atalanta, Ga., Special.-Declaring
the tax 10 cents per pound on oleo
margarine to he largely responsible
for the increased cost of living, the
Atlanta Chamber of Commerce health
committee have adopted a resolution
memoralizing Congress to repeal the
tax. The resolution sets forth that
the tax is "class legislation, which
deprives the Federal Government of
$2,000,000 revenue, while it shuts out
of the market a wholesome product
First Volunteer Dead.
Worcester, Mass., Special.-Simon
Chandler, said to have been the first
man to enlist in a regularly organiz
ed military company in response to
Lincoln's call for volunteers in the
civil war, is dead at his home in this
Greenville, Special.--Greenville has
been selected as the meeting place
for three divisions of classes of
Masonry, and the gatherings will bs
on February 8 and 9.
News of the National (
The United States has ninety-two1
! members. Of these, the terms of
thirty will expire March 4, 1911.
These are the thirty:
Beveridge . Indiana
Bulkeley . Connecticut
Burkett . Nebraska
Burrows . Michigan
Carter . Montana
Clapp . Minnesota
Clark . Wyoming
Culberson . Texas
Daniel . Virginia
Dcpew . New York
Dick . Ohio
Du Pont . Delaware
Flint . California
Frazier . Tennessee
Halo . Maine'
Kean . New Jersey
La Follette . Wisconsin
Nixon . Nava da
Oliver . Pennsylvania
Page . Vermont!
Pile? . Washington
Rayner . Maryland
Scott . West Virginia
Taliaferro . Florida
Warner . Missouri
All these Senators (except Money
of Mississippi, whose successor, John.
Sharpe Williams, has already been
elected) will be reelected, or their'
successors chosen, by their various
State Legislators, during the next
twelve months. In a few cases the
enan has already been named bvj
party eaiicus. But in the great ma
jority of cases the new Senators will
be chosen by Legislatures which meet
next winter. The members of these
Legislatures will be elected, in most
cases, next November; they will be
nominated at party primaries dur
ing the coming summer.
66.360 Violations of Law.
Black Hand cases, the most nota
ble of which developed in Ohio, oc
cupied a considerable part of the time
of poslofnce inspectors during the
past year. Theodore Ingalls, acting |
chief inspector, says that 66,360 cases ?
are outstanding in the field under in- f
vestigation, and 13,091 under consid
eration in the department. Robbery
of postoffices, looting of mail boxes
and depredations on the mails gen
erally and frauds conducted through
the use of the mails increased during
the last year, the total being $131,
942. During the year 1,969 post
offices were robbed, compared with
1,821 the previous year, while 2,398
arrests Avere made during 1909 as
compared with 2,548 the previous
year. Of the number arrested 107
The IndmiT'appropriation orrr car
ries an expenditure, for the mainten
ance of the Indian Service in the fis
cal year beginning July 1 next, of
$8,661,162, as compared with $11,
854,982 in the last bill. The bill pro
vides, among other things, that
"hereafter the Secretary of the In
terior shall make an annual account
ing with each trihe of Indians, of all
money appropriated, required to be
reimbursed to the United States." It
abolishes; the Indian warehouses at
New York, Boston, Chicago, and cer
tain other cities. A material increase
is made in the appropriation for the
suppression of the liquor trafilo
among the Indians.
Working For the Waccamaw.
Representative Ellerhe of South
Carolina, is making a hard fight for
the Waccamaw river. He says that
if he succeeds in committing the
rivers and harbors committee to a
policy of improvement it would mean
that in the near future there would
be nine feet instead of six from
Bucksville to Conway.
Dances at Southern Ball.
The annual ball of the Southern
Relief Society, an organization of
women for the purpose of taking care
of needy families of men who served
in the Confederate army, was given
last week in the ballrooms of the
New Willard, with President Taft as
the guest of honor. This is the first
time , since Arthur's administration
for a chief executive to drop into
the whirl of terpsichore. Mrs. Pearce
Horne was the honored partner.
Chicago to Be Headquarters.
The Republican campaign commit
tee for the Congressional elections of
1910 will establish its headquarters
at Chicago, instead of New York,
which will be made the "subhead
quarters." Representative William
B. McKinley, of Illinois, has been re
elected chairman. He favors Chica
go as the base of campaign opera
tions, as the fight will be waged prin
cipally in Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin,
Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa
Before insuring elsewher
Old Line Companies.
At The Farmer?
Capitol Briefly Noted in
March. 4th -will remain .the day for
the inauguration of the President, aa
heretofore. Efforts to - change th?
date of such inaugurations from
March 4th to the last Thursday in
April have failed. Now an effort i*
being made to fix the. second Tuesday
in January as the date, but it is said
that the April plan having failed, the:
January niau will fail also. Thou
sands of people who have attended
these inaugurgations from time to
time want the date changed, when
they will not shiver and shake on
Washington's snow-covered streets.
They are not interested so much in
the "constitutional" questions in
volved as they are in having Congress
tell them frankly whv it is necessary
to veil the matter in mystery and
uncertainty. There is' absolutely no
doubt that the requisite number of
States will ratify an amendment to
the Constitution to change the date
of the inauguration if Congress will
pass the bill.
Report on Waterways.
In the report of the National
Waterways Commission, submitted to
Congress last Tuesday, based upon a
comprehensive investigation in this
country and abroad, a general plan of
conservation of water power is one
of the principal recommendations.
The commission holds that the gov
ernment has no right or interest in
navigable waters which would auth
orize a collection of tolls. The com
mission cannot sec its way clear to
recommend a general power to fix
minimum rates, but a majority of the
commission would recommocd empow
ering the Interstate Commerce Com
mission to prescribe minimum rail
road rates whenever in its opinion
the object of a railroad-in reduced
rates is to destroy waterway compe
Discussed Many Subjects.
The National Board of Trade met
here last Monday for a two days'
session. Among the subjects discuss
ed were the American merchant ma
rine, the diplomatic and consular
sen-ice, forestry and irrigration, the
interstate commerce law, national
banking and currency, postal affairs,
river and harbor improvements, the
tariff, reciprocity, the Sherman anti
trust law, and the-immigration prob
lem. Uniform pure food laws, for the
several States and a proposal to
create a department of public works.
The board of trade is the. out- '
growth of a commercial convention
which met in Detriot, Mich., in 1865
and now represents all sections of the
United States. 'This is the 40thaM|
roviding for J?K|;
mg census JHSS
htered, has been "
.eported by the
?creased cost of
xivnig anu me ui^u prices of hides,"
said Chairman Crumpaeker, "in re
porting the bill, it is important to
know relatively the number of ani
mals slaughtered and the hides pro
duced in the large packing establish
ments and the number of animals
slaughtered and hides produced . on
the farm and in the small butcher
ing establishments. It is also im
portant to know whether there is a
shortage of food animals or whether
the price of the products may be af
fected by the percentage that is
slaughtered and controlled by the
large establishments. This census
can he taken by special agents at
conparatively small cost."
Carolinian Seeks Judgeship.
Rion McKissick, of South Carolina,
but now doing work on a Richmond
paper, is an applicant for one of the
Judgeships on the Bench of the new'
Customs Court of Appeal. His ap
plication has been filed with the de
partment of justice by Representa
tive Aiken, who has took the matter
up with Attorney General Wicker
For the Granby Dam.
If the recommendation o'f the army
engineers is accepted by the board of
review which now has the matter un
der consideration, congress may be
expected to appropriate $55,982 for
the raising of the Granby dam on tho
Congaree at Columbia, S. C.
The President issued proclamations
declaring Great Britain, Italy, Spain,
Russia, Turkey and Switzerland en
titled to the minimum tariff rates.
Public Buildings in Demand. .
It is learned that there will prob
ably be a public building bill at the
present session of Congress. Many
bills asking for appropriations for
Federal buildings all over the coun
try have been introduced in Congress,
and the demand for the passage of
such a measure has recently become
strong. If it is had many Southern
towns will be benifited. It is not
thought, however, that anything will
be dono until near the close of th?
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