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QUESTION ABOUT THE TAIL
Comet Crossed Sun-Sun Spots and
What Causes Them-Celestial Lum
; inary Can Now he Seen in the
Western Sky After Sunset.
Washington,. Sjpecial.-The weather
delayed the first-evening view of the
comet in Washington.
Should the sky become clear, how
ever, it will be possible to, see the
7 streamer at 8:20 to the best advan
Sunset copies about 7:10, and twi
light ends a little more than an hour
thereafter. As to future visions of
the comet, its similarity to'the sun's
corona may be apparent. Prof.
George H. Peters, the sun-spot spec
ialist at the Naval Observatory, said
that in his view the two phenomena
might be regarded as of like olass.
In this view both the eoinet and
the sun rays are expelled and are
composed partly of atoms and partly
of the disrupted ions which, as sys
tems of a thousand to hundreds of
thousands, constitute the various ele
mental "atoms" of the older books.
These streams, both those pouring
through the holes, which constitute
sun spots, and, those radiating from
^^the-comet head, produce electrical and
magnetic effects on striking the
earth's atmosphere, because the ions
carry electrical charges.
Definite information about the
earth's passage through the streamer
will hardly be available for some
daysT It passed through the tail of
a comet, in 1861 without the fact be
ing known for some time, and then
only from "calculations based on ob
served positions before and after the
Chicago, Ul., Special.-Prof. E. E.
Barnard, at Yerkes Observatory, says
that a comet spectrum secured Fri
day night is continuous^ and prob
ably from reflected rays of the sun.
No cyanogen gas was shown, but there
were traces of carbon monoxyde, hy
drocarbon, dioxygen, and sodium. He
found it impossible to give any opin
ion regarding solid matter ?in the
London, By Cable.-A dispatch
from -Mahe, one of the Seychelle Is
lands, in the Indian Ocean, says that
Halley's comet has been a magnifi
.cerit sight there for many nights.
The tail at 4 o'clock in the morning
of May 17 was fully 90 degrees long.
The nucleus was below the horizon.
Part of the tail was visible on the
"following morning, but it was much
fainter, and at 4:30 Friday morning
/ it. was barely discernable. No phe
nomena were observable.
Baltimore, Special*--At 4 o?cl?ck
Friday morning a hall of/light, not
unlike a gigantic searchlight was seen
to span the firmament from northwest
to southeast, Dr. John A. Anderson',
of the Johns Hopkins University,
stated that this phenomenon was con
clusive evidence that the tail of Hal
ley's comet was curved and that the
earth did not pass through it.
"The phenomenon was undoubtedly
observed," said Dr. Anderson, "and
its presence at 4 a. m., seems to me
to mean that the tail of the comet
has about 2,000,000 miles of curva
ture, and that consequently the earth
missed it altogether."
Providence? H. I., Special.-Prof.
I Winslow Upton, of Brown University,
floes not concur wholly with some
other astronomers in the belief that
the-earth missed the tail of Halley's |
comet and did not undergo the plunge
"through the million miles of "star
dust," but thinks that the world did
make the passage during the daylight
"We are pretty certain that the
earth was swept by the tail of Hal
ley's comet Thursday during day
light," he said, "because we pieked
up the tail before daylight Thursday
morning in the East."
Staggering Appropriation for Navy.
Washington, Special.-That the
United States as a nation has gone
wild in the matter of armaments and
especially in the construction of bat
tleships, was asserted in practical eon
cord by Senators Hale, Clay and Gal
linger, ju the Senate Saturday. These
..statements were made in connection
with the consideration of the naval
appropriation bill which occupied the
attention of the Senate throughout the
day. The'bill carries $133,000,000,
_ and Senator Hale predicted that with
in five years the annual naval appro
. pri?t ion -would not be less than $175,
Record Concord Student Broken.
Waynesboro, Pa., Special.-While
Waynesboro can boast of having a
number of pupils in its schools that
have not missed a school day for 8 Or
10 years, Mercersburg comes to the
, front with one better. ' Miss Lulu
Kreps, daughter of John B. Kreps, of
that.place, who was graduated from
the Merc&sburg High School this
week, has not missed a day in the
last 12 years, nor has tho been tardy
once in that time.
Roatst Interstate Commerce Oom.
Richmond, Special.--Caustic csjti
eism of the merchant m?irine policy
. rof Congress as ."crimihal," and se
' vere, arraignment of thu Interstate
i Commerce Commission, with an inti
mation "that its members are so
saturated by association, with cor
porate affairs that they' prefer the.
rights of the railroads to those of
the people, were the most striking
. features of the first session of the i
National Association of Piano Dealers 1
THE STATE FAIR PROGRAM
The Great Virginia-Oarolina-Georgia
Fair Circuit's Race Program-In
Haleigh October 17-22.
Raleigh, N. C., Special-The State
Race Program, of the close approach
ing events -of the great Virginia-Care
linas Georgia Fair Circuit is just is
sued and it will be noted with en
thusiasm that the management of the
North Carolina State Fair at Raleigh
hangs out the most attractive purses
offered that city.
Li Raleigh the dates are October
17-22, and the stake purses amount
to $2^00, there being four purses,
there being offered a purse of $1,000
for the Big Thursday of Fair Week,
besides this "the other purses being
two of $500 and one of $100.
In this record Raleigh takes the
lead as it is the only member of the
circuit that breaks all precedents and
puts up a thousand dollar purse as its
banner event, the largest amout pre
viously offered on the circuit being a
The Virginia-Carolinas-Georgia Cir
euit hangs ont this season $20,000 in
Stake Races,. $30,000v in Class Races,
and $20,000 in Running Races, about
$70,000 total. It is certain that the
race feature this fall will eclipse any
thing previously jseen on the track of
the N. C. Agricultural Society.
Methodist Conference Closes.
Asheville, Special-The sixteenth
quadrennial . session of the General
Conference of the Methodist Epis
copal Church, South, came to a close
I Bishop Collins* Denny has been
elected secretary of the college of
bishops. The discussion on the ques
tion of,an assessment for an endow
ment fund for wornout preachers
was again taken up and by vote of the
conference, lost. The salary of the
secretary of the board of education
was raised to $3,600. The report of
the ^committee on the statment of
faith for worldwide Methodism show
ed that their work failed on account
of another Church declining to co
operate in the effort.
By far the most confusion since
the conference opened was created "by
the discussion as to whether the con
ference strike out the words "the
Holy Catholic Church" in the creed
and substitute th? words '4 Church of
God." The session adjourned with
out the question being settled.
An appropriation of $12,000 was
voted for the Pacific Methodist Ad
vocate for the next four years.
The last measure adopted by the
conference before adjourning sine die
was the adopting of a repost that a
committee of five be appointed to co
operate with the national committee
on uniform divorce law.
Remarkable and Mysterious Man.
Asheville, Special.-After standing
unclaimed for over seven years in
embalmed solitude, dressed in full
evening dress, with silk hat and cane,
the mummified body of Sidney Las
celles, alias "Lord Douglas," alias
"Lord Beresford," alias Charles J.
Asquith, was-sent to Washington,-D.
C., consigned" to Dr. McPherson
Chrichton, to be burned in the crema
tory at that city. ?The body was
claimed and identified by a Mrs. J.
T. Summerfield of New Jersey, who
said that she was the sister-in-law
of the deceased first wife, now living
at Baltimore. She made affidavit to
that effect and by her order the
mummy was shipped to Washington.
Great mystery shrouds the life and
career of this bogus Lord. It is
said that he had sixteen living wives.
In Georgia he served a long penitenti
ary tenn for bigamy. He was a noted
forger and swindler, and operated
among the wealthy class in several
Southern states. He went to Ashe
ville from Texas. He married an
Asheville lady several years ago, who
disappeared completely after he de
serted her. She has not been heard
of since. Mystery surrounds those
who were behind , the removal of his
body. Their identity is a secret. In
the letters to -the undertaker through
her sister-in-law, Mrs. Summerfield,
wife No. I, speaks endearingly of the
great Lothario. She writes, "He had
the voice of a Parsifal and the elo
quence and charm of a Disraeli, and
his influence over women was won
Newspaper Job For Kerby.
Washington, Special.-Frederick W.
Kerby, who was recently discharged
by Secretary Ballinger, hereafter will
be connected with the newspaper as
sociation to which he gave his state
ment regarding the -work in the Sec
retary's office. He will probably go
Do Some tiing.
. New York, Special.--Education and
reform in sanitation will be the chief
means by which the hookworm will
be eventually wiped out, according
to Dr. C. W. Stiles, scientific secre
tary of the Rockefeller bookworm
Southern's Annual Directory.
Atlanta, Special.-The land and in
dustrial department of the Southern
Railway has jnst issued the copany's.
annual directory of textile mills along
the Southern Railway and Mobile and
The directory makes a book of 32
pages and gives the names and ca
pacity of all mills located in the cities
and towns through which the lines
run, the character of the output
and the kind of power used.
Good in All Boys.
St. Louis, Special.-"Do not tell e
child how bad you think him," said
E. E. Gardner, superintendent of the
Sockanosset School for Boys, of
Howard, R. I., in an address on in
dustrial training in state schools, be
fore the seventh annual session of
the national conference on the edu
cation of backward, truant, delinquent
and dependent children. Rather show
him how useful he can become. Lead
him to think that good is expected
from everyone and that he amounts
to some thins:."
HU: NEWS MINUTELY TOLD -
The Heart of Happenings Carrel
From the Whole Country.
President Taft has consented to
make the annual address - af the
commencement exercises at Bryn
Mawr College June 2.
The National Credit Men's Asso
ciation, in convention at New Or
leans, declined to take action on a
proposition to raise a fund of $1,000,
000 for the investigation and prose
cution in credit transactions.
Commemorating the completion of
the lock and dam in the Ohio river
at Cincinnati, thereby furnishing a
harbor 25 miles long, there will be
held at Cincinnati from August 29th
to October 4th, the Ohio Valley Ex
The annual Reunion of the South
Carolina Division of the United
Division of the United Confederate
Veterans will be held on August 17
and 18 at Spartanburg.
Mr3. "Hannah Sullivan, of New
York, the widow of "Little Tim,"
says that he left no real estate and
a personal estate worth only $15,000.
One of the most interesting under
takings of the Southern Baptists is
the annual Cowboys' Campmeeting,
which is held every July in the Davis
Mountains of West Texas. Rev. Dr.
George W. Truett, of Dallas, conducts
the services, with the assistance of
ministers of other denominations.
Liliuokalani, former queen of Ha
waii, has again met defeat in her
effort to secure $450,000-the rentals
from the crown lands in Hawaii.
Mrs. Jarrett Pittma?, of near Mc
Connellsburg, Pa., 80 years of age,
whose head has been covered for a
decade with snow-white hair, is creat
ing no end of surprise for her neigh
bors and friends of the vicinity by
growing very dark hair.
So tight has the short skirts that
is now the vogue, become around the
ankles and below the knee, that if
it grows any tighter, the wearer will
be quite unable to walk.
Harvard Collage has abandoned the
idea of the erection of memorial
tablets in Memorial Hall in rev?rence
to her sons who died fighting under
the colors of the Confederacy.
Disquieting rumors of an anti
foreign movement not unlike that
preceding the Boxer troubles are be
ing reported by the American con
sulate at Nan King.
Miss Eva Harmon died in Spartan
burg, S. C., of pellagra. Miss Har
mon iwas 23 years old, and had been
ill for several months. This is one
of the first victims of pellagra that
has died in Spartanburg County.
The 94th annual report of the
American Bible society shows that
during the past year the total issue
of publications at home and abroad
amounted to 2,826,831.
George Mitchell, colored, was sen
tenced to serve five years in the pen
itentiary in superior court at Savan
nah, Ga., for stealing a diamond pin
valued at $500, which evidence show
ed had been given to Billy Kersands,
a negro minstrel, by the late Queen
Victoria of England.
A jagged fragment of glass was
found in the appendix of a ; young
man operated on in New York. Cor
oner I. L. Feinberg/who operated,
said that as far as records known
to him show this is the first case in - ;
which the presence of glass was a
cause of appendicitis.
Los Angeles probably has the only
woman deputy district attorney in
the county. Mrs. Clara Shortridge
Foltz has received her commission,
and took the oath of office.
Judge John D. Haymaker made an
adoption order in an unusual case at
Pittsburg, which makes Ida Selma
Light, 40 years old, the daughter of
Mary L. McIntosh, who is 76. Neither
woman has ever married and have no
heirs. The order of court gives the
adopted woman the right of a child
and heir, and directs that she shall
be subject to the duties of a child.
Significant of the growth of Cath
olicism in the new world was the
splendid ceremony performed by
Archbishop Ireland in St. Paul, when
for the first time since the church,
came to America six bishops were
I Woodmen of the World observe
memorial day June 6, this being the
date set for the members of this
order throughout the country to honor
Following the spirit of the recent
conference held to consider social
diseases and their prevention by edu
cation, the Department of Public
Health and Charities, Philadelphia,
makes in its weekly health talks an
earnest appeal to parents to talk
plainly with their children, and not
to be reticent through a feling of
false modesty, on the important facts
of personal and sexual hygiene.
William H. Barrett, a hotelkeeper,
of Locust Valley, L. I., famed for
being considerably broader than he
was long, is dead. His collars were
size 221-2, he was 6 feet 8 inches
around the waist and weighed 568
pounds. He was 48 years old.
Jacob Minnich, of York, Pa., has
just made the discovery that the last
chick of a brood of 13 hatched out
on Friday, May 13, is a freak, hav
ing three wings.
Yeggmen blew open the office of
the Southern Express Company, in
Fargo, Ga., and secured several hun
dred dollars in coin, together with a
small collection of rare coin placed
im the safe for safekeeping.
A study of industrial education in
the United States has been begun by
the bureau of labor.
John Drysdale, aged 114, the oldest
man in West Virginia, is paying his
first visit to Marlinton in twenty
seven years. He lives on a farm with,
relatives, eighteen miles from there.
Despite his advanced years Drysdale
walks about the city during his visit.
The annual national conference of
German Baptists (old order of Dunk
ards) opened eight miles south of
Salt Lake with delegates from 20
States and 10,000 visitor?! present, j
Following the communion services
the ceremony of foot washing, on
ordinance of the church, was observed
KING EDWARD IS BURIED
Largest Number of People Ever Gath
ered In London-Glittering Pa
London, By Cable.-The body of
King Edward VII was carried through
the streets pf the capital Friday in
the presence of many hundred thou
sand subjects and with the Kings of
nine European nations, several future
rulers, members of all the royal fam
ilies ef the World and a former pres
ident of the United States following
the casket from .Westminster Hall
to paddington station.
.The cortege moved through solid
double lines of red-coated soldiers
standing with rifles reversed and tho
regimental colors dipped to the
ground. At the railway station the
casket was placed in a funeral car
and was taken to Windsor where, af
ter the Church of England service
had been conducted by the archbish
op of Canterbury, St. George's chapel
were entombed in the Albert memor
No such processional spectacle had
been Witnessed in London since
Queen Victoria's jubilee.
Behind the casket upon which rest
ed the imperial symbols followed the
late King's charger, while his favor
ite terrier was led by a Highlander
soldier just before the imperial en
The representatives of the two
great republics, the United States and
France were given a position at the
rear of all the royalties and the prince
of the pettiest of European states.
Their carriage followed those carry
ing the royal ladies and they were
the last in line of the representatives
of foreign governments.
The morning was clear and a hot
sun beat upon the great mass of hu
manity that lined the route of the
procession. It is doubtful that sn
many people were ever seen before in
London. At the Mall, in St. James
street, and at Hyde Park the throng
almost overwhelmed the procession.
The police and soldiers had to fight
to prevent the Unes being swept
away by the crush. There were many
broken limbs and other injuries were
received. Hundreds of persons faint
ed, ame g them many women who
had been standing on the pavement
for hours before the procession left
Bishops Block Change of Name.
Asheville, N. C., Special.-The
measure adopted at Friday morning's
session to name the Church the Meth
odist Church was vetoed at the after
noon session by the college of bishops.
Then conference voted to change the
name to the Methodist Episcopal
church in America and requested the
bishops as it is a constitutional ques
tion to have the annual conferences
vote on the question. Not until the
next General Conference can the
name be legally changed if by a three
fourths vote of members of the an
nual conference they, vote in favor of
a change. It is predicted that the
church at large will not accept the
change and equally confident are the
delegates who favor the change that
the conferences- will support them.
In explaining why the bishops ve
toed the measure Bishop Candler stat
ed that in their minds the change
would involve titles and pave the way
for litigation. This is the first time
since 1894 that the bishops have ex
ercised their right to veto.
The announcement that the bishops
had vetoed the measure created a lit
tle stir. (_
An Extraordinary Freak.
Lancaster, S. C., Special.-A sow
belonging to J. B. Vaughan of Pleas
ant Hill township gave birth to sev
eral pigs a few days ago and in the
litter was a decided : monstrosity,
which he brought to town Saturday
afternoon and exhibited, the unsight
ly freak-being dead. It has the head
and bill of a duck and the claws of
Can't Give Whiskey for Sickness.
Montgomery, Ala., Special.-Whis
key can not be legally lent for the
use of a sick friend, according to a
ruling handed down by- the supreme
eourt in the case of Presley Clarke
against the State. Clarke was con
victed of exchanging prohibited
liquors and entered the plea that a
quart which he transferred was giv
en to a neighbor, members of whose
family were ill.
Roosevelt's Throat Troublesome.
London, By Cable.-Mr. Roosevelt's
throat is proving more obstinate than
it was thought it would be. He obeys
the London specialist's stirct orders
.0 be as quiet as possible, but his
throat now seems to be worse than
it was some days ago.
Another Companion For Morse.
Boston, Special.-George W. Cole
man, the $12-a^week clerk of the
National City Bank, of Cambridge,
pleaded guilty to looting that insti
tution of $309,000 and was sentenced
by Judge Hale to 15 years in the
Federal prison at Atlanta.
Free Ornaments for Towns.
Washington, Special.-In answer
to many inquiries the war department
bas issued a statement to the effect
that municipalities desiring obsolete
field. pieces for ornamentar, purposes
may obtain them unon formal appli
cation to the department through a
senator or a representative, first se
curing the guns condemnation. The
gun carriages can not be given away
but may be purchased after condem
nation, the average price being about
Valuable Express Package Purloined.
Oil City, Pa., Special.-A package
containing $32,024.24 in paper and
Bilver money was stolen from the
offices of the Adams Express Com
pany here early Thursday. The police
have no clues._
Free Books for Farmers.
Uncle Jimmie Wilson, secretary of
the Department of Agriculture, bas
just issued the "Year-Book for 1909"
and a yoy it will be to the intelligent
farmed Each -Representative gets
897 abd ?ach Sonator 1,100 of these
Dr. J. W. Bachman, of Chattanooga
Elected Moderator of the Southon:
Lewisburg, W. Va., Special.-Thc
greatest honor in the gift of thc
Southern Presbyterian Assembly waf
conferred Thursday upon Rev. Dr
J. W. Bachman, of Chattanooga.
Tenn., when it elected him moderator. -
The first day's session of the assembly
also was marked by the election of
Dr. T. H. Law, of Spartanbug, S.
C., as stated clerk.
"We have both fought for the
South and for thc flag of Jesus
Christ," said Dr. W. E. Beggs, of
Atlanta, Ga., the retiring moderator
to Dr. Bachman. "You never de
serted your colors. In a great epi
demic in your city you completed
the conquest there of every heart
that was worth knowing. To one so
beloved by his people and his church,
it is a great joy to turn over this
For a moment Dr. Bachman hesi
tated, then he said: "I have been
called to accept several honors, but
nothing has given me more pleasure
than to receive this gravel from you."
Then these two great leaders in
the church threw their arms around
one another in a tender embrace.
Northern Presbyterian Assembly.
Atlantic City, N. J., Special-Rev.
Charles Little of Wabash, Ind., was
elected moderator of the Presbyteri
an Assembly of the United States on
the third ballot Thursday afternoon.
John C. Cheney, national represen
tative from Indiana, who nominated
Dr. Little, told of the fact that the
nominee had two brother^ in the Pres
byterian ministry and three sisten
who had married Presbyterian min
Cumberland Assembly Meets.
Dickson, Tenn., Special.-Judge Jo
seph H. Fusse ll of Columbia, Tenn.,
was elected moderator by acclama
tion and tho formal organization of
the eighth Cumberland Presbyterian
General Assembly was completed at
Thursday night's session. Commit
tees were appointed and the actuaJ
work of the assembly began.
Delegates From 52 Nations.
Washington, Special.-The world'i
sixth Sunday-School Convention
opened in this city Thursday after
noon with 3,000 delegates present,
and most of them are accompanied
by alternates and friends.
Five hundred delegates are foreign
ers and represent every country in
the world. The other 2,500 come
from the United States and Canada.
The Canadian visitors are so numer
ous that a special division has been
assigned to them in the great parade
of Bible class men to be held to
The convention meets but once ia
three years. It is regarded as on?
of the great events in the Christian
world, and affords an opportunity foi
all denominations and creeds to get
together on common ground.
Ten thousand strangers are within
the gates cf the National Capital.
The delegates from the 52 natioag
will in turn represent 26,000,000
Sunday school students.
Louisiana Wants Panama Exposition.
Baton FiOgup, La,, Special.-With
its passage through the House Friday
the Panama exposition bill, already
favorably acted upon by the Senate
of the Louisiana assembly, now goes
to the Governor for his signature.
Governor Sanders says that he will
approve the measure.
The bill submits to the people of
the State the question of a special
tax providing $4,000,000 as a gubscrip
tion to the fund being raised for the
promotion of an international expo
sition to bc held in New Orleans in
1915 to celebrate the completion of
the Panama canal,
The people will vote on the tax
in an election next November.
Job Printers Will be Glad.
tive Silvester C. Smith of California
intimated in a speech before the con
vention of the United Typothetae of
America that the house committee
on postroads and postoffices would
soon report favorably a bill to cause
the government to discontinue print
ing return cards on stamped envel
Difference in Cost of Coffee.
Washington, Special. - Herman
Siclcken, a New York coffee impor
ter, told the House Ship Subsidy In
vestigating Committee that the mid
dleman's profit on coffee in this
country is approximately 15 cents a
pound, against Germany's 7 cents
profit. Germany imposes a tariff on
coffee and the United States does not.
Sielcken, replying to questions of
Representative Longworth, said that
during a period of many years the
price of coffee laid down at New
York has averaged 71-2 cents,, and the
cost of roasting and preparing it 2
to 21-2 cents, the consumer paying
for this 25 cents a pound and upward.
Southern Advertises South.
Atlanta, Special.-In connection
with the work it is doing in exploit-,
ing the resources of the South with
the purpose of attracting desirable
settlers, the Southern Railway com
pany announced Saturday that dur
ing the coming fall it will make dis
plays of Southern products at a num
ber of important fairs in the North
and West where they will be witness-1
ed by at least 1,000,000 people out
side the South.
High Mnck-a-Muck on Trial.
New York, Special.-Charles R.
Heike, secretary of the Bugar trust,
described by William Loeb, Jr., as
the "man higher up," is at last;
facing a jury on the charge of con
spiracy to defraud the government
out of customs duties by the false
weighing of sugar. The trial is be
ing held before Judge Martin in the
criminal branch of the United States
circuit court and promises to be one
of the greatest legal battles waged
by the government in a long time.
SEVEN BISHOPS ELECTED
Pr. John 0. Silgo, President of Trin
ity College, One of the Members.
Asheville, N. C., Special.-The mem
bers of the G?n?ral Conference of
the Methodist Episcopal Church,
South, aire delighted with the choice
of men so far elected to the Epis
copacy. It has boon conceded since
the opening of the conference that
Drs. Collins Denny and J. C.- Kilgo
would be elected on the first ballot.
Dr. Denny received the largest ma
jority ever voted on the first ballot
in the history of the Southern Metho
dist ohureh. The election of Rev. W.
B. Murrah, D. D., L.L. D., was never
in doubt. Dr. Collins Denny is pro
fessorat Vanderbilt University, Nash
ville, Tenn., Dr. Kilgo is president of
Trinity College, Durham, N. C., and
Dr. Murrah--is president of Milsaps.
Collage, Jackson. .Miss.
Rev. W. R. Lambeth of Tennessee
Rev. E. D. Mouseon of Texas, and
Rev. R. G. Waterhouse of Virginia,
wen elected bishops on the fourth
The fifth ballot showed no election,
but on the sixth ballot, Rev. J. H.
McCoy, of Birmingham, Ala., was
elected as the seventh bishop, filling
the college of bishops to full quota.
The committee on Episcopacy re
ported the passage of Bishop H. C.
Morrison's character and recommend
ed that he be continued on the effect
ive list but be given light work. The
committee found that the complaints
against his administration were sus
tained but recommended itinerancy
because Bishop Morrison promised to
correct the matters complained of in
his official administration.
Wanted Lutheran Pastor to Remain
Columbia, S. C., Special.-As a re
sult of the resignation of the Rev. J.
H. Wilsen as pastor of the Lutheran
Church cf the Ascension at Savannah,
Ga., on May 9th, and the attack on
him by two women members of the
congregation, officials of the Lutheran
denomination Monday issued the fol
lowing siatement of facts . covering
the action of Dr. Wilson.
"1. Conditions involving the wel
fare of the congregation, at Dr. Wil
son's request, were reviewed by the
church council on April 14th, with the
resalt that the church council re
quested Dr. Wilson to remain as
"2. Perceiving a faction in the
congregation, on May 7th, Dr. Wilson
as a matter of exp?diency, presented
his resignation in writing to the sec
retary of the council and asked to
h?ve it accepted at a nieeting of the
council to be held Monday night,
May 9th. This was done.
"3. The assault on Dr. Wilson
Monday morning, May 9th, had no
part in the bringing about of Dr.
Wilson's resignation. Neither was
Dr. Wilson in any way connected with
the affidavits involved, except that
he alleged that he had been told that
they existed, and when requested he
gave the name of his informant."
Woman's Union Adjourns.
Baltimore, Special.-With a great
missionary massmeeting the conven
tion of the Baptist Woman's Mis
sionary Union, which began last Wed
nesday, adjourned Monday afternoon.
There were 320 delegites and 700
visitors in attendance, making the
convention the largest in the organ
The women planned to raise $244,
000 for missions during the coming
year, besides $35,000 for enlarging
the training school for women mis
sionaries at Louisville, Ky.
A resolution was passed urging
Congress to appropriate $250,000 for
S detention house for immigrants at
Next year the convention will meet
st Jacksonville, Fla.
, What a Pity I
Washington, Special.-By the lack
of one vote the House Monday de
clined to accord the necessary two
thirds vote to submit to the several
States of the Union, the question of
changing the date of the inaugura
tion of-President and vice-President
from March 4 to the last Thursday
Thirty-Six Convicts Meet Death.
Centerville, Ala., Special.-Thirty
six negro convicts lost their lives
early Tuesday when the stockade of
the Red Feather Coal Company, at
Lucile mines, Bibb county, about
fifteen miles north of Centerville, was
destroyed by fire which was set by
one of the prisoners in an effort to
escape. . Thirty-five of the convicts
were burned to death and another
was shot to death by guards while
trying to escape.
.Congress Drags On.
Washington, Special.-A resolution
providing for adjournment of Con
gress on June 4 was introduced in
this House Monday by Representative
Fuller, of Illinois, and referred to the
committee on ways and means.
Remorse of Morse.
Washington, Special.-Charles W.
Morse was, Monday, denied the priv
ilege of filing an application for a
writ of habeas corpus by the supreme
court of thc ?nitf? Stn tes.
Before insuring elsewhen
Old Line Companies.
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Interesting (News Gathered in
the District of Columbia,
THE AMERICAN CONGRESS.
Personal Incidents and Important
Happenings of National Import
Published for .he Pleasure and In
formation of Newspaper Beaders.
Uncle Sam's Popular Cook Book.
Uncle Sam's cook book, which, bas
been in preparation for several years
under the direction of Secretary of
Agriculture . Wilson, has become a
mighty popular publication among
Congressmen who are encountering op
position to their return to Congress.
The House authorized the publica?
tion of 1,000,000 copi?s of the cook
book, but the Senate does not put
such a high estimate on the vulue
of the publication.
The authorization for the publica
tion of 1,000,000 copies of the cook
ing manual was cut down from 1,
000,000 to 300,000 copies in a bill that
passed the Senate.
Less Beer and More Work.
Brewers in Washington, have con
ceded to their employes an eight
hour day. In return the employes,
have agreed to take not more than
two drinks of beer during the eight
No wave of temperance reform on
the part of the breweries management
hewever, is responsible, but a wish
to get a full measure of work out
of the employes. Before and after
working hours it is agreed employes
can drink all the beer they want.
Kemp's Prison Term "Ending.
J. Arthur Kemp, former chief
clerk of the police department, wha
was sentenced to the United States
penitentiary at Moundsville, W. Va-,
for two years for embezzling several
thousand dollars from the'funds of
the Police Protective Association, will
be released on May 29.
Famous Educator Will Retire.
After 52 years of service, Dr. E.
M. Gallaudet, one of the best known
of educators in the country, and pres
ident of the Gallaudet College for tho
Deaf and .Dumb, announces his in
tention of retiring. He is 73 years
old. : _
Cadets Going on Long Cruise.
The revenue cutter service cadet
practice ship Itasca, will leave Arun
del Cove, Md., on the annual pirac
tice cruise, with the graduating class,
on June 6. Visits will be made to
England, France and the Azore Is
lands. The Itasca will return to Bal
I timor? August 12.
Doctor Wins His License.
The action of the District Medical.
Board in refusing Dr. Lewis B.
Thompson, a Maryland physician, a
medical license to practice in Wash
ington, is held by the District Court
of Appeals, in a decision just ren
dered, to have been arbitrary, lind
the license will be issued by direction,
of the court._
An Inventor's Dream.
Rapid transit beyond the dreams
of other men bas been offered to the
Postoffice Department by an Effing
ham (111.) inventor. The Illinois
man had a scheme to run a railroad
train at the rate of 80 miles an hour
for 500 miles without stopping. He
would unload passengers, mail and
baggage while the train was in mo
tion. His device would whirl the
most delicate passenger out of the car
and into the station without lessen
ing the speed of the train or injuring
the passenger. It would do the same
with mails, he ?says. On the grounds
that Congress gave to the Postoffico
Department no authority to buy rail
road equipment the invention has
White House "Home Coming Week."
The White House will be open to
the thousands cf visitors who are ex
pected to be in Washington for home
coming week in October.
President Taft notified Isaac Gans, .
chairman of the committee' which is
arranging for the fall celebration,
that he would be glad to have the
White House visited ?every day of
Want Soldiers* Homes Investigated.
As a reSult of a speech made in the
House by Representative Cox, of
Ohio, a special committee may be
created to inquire into the conduct of
the government soldiers' homes. Rep-,
resentative Cox charged that the na
tional soldiers, homes were grossly
mismanaged. He said that the rations
at such institutions were inadequate,
that discipline was severe, and ho
cited instances of cruelty.
Check Cashed After Eight Tears.
The District Government has cash
ed a check for $1,127.45 given by Wu
Ting-fang, who eight years ago rep
resented the Chines? Government.
The check was given by him for as
sessments for improvements on the
property held by the Chinese Lega
tion, but for some time there was a
doubt as to the validity of the assess
ment. Corporation Counsel Thomas,
however, has decided that the assess
ment is valid, and the check, which
has been held for eight years, will
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