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Oldest Paper in South Carolina.
Edgeffold, S. C.
Precipitation is aviation's worst en
Airships have aot yet filed freight
"Winter is looking over the fence
Nicaragua gives signs of refusing
to stay put
' "The hobble skirt is passing," says
a fashion note. But slowly, of course,
? One of the requisites of an aero-'
plane flight ls a check for a good-sized
One of the shocking new * plays
brought out in New York ls named
The thumping of the steam pipes ;,In
the early morning means more noise,
bot not more heat
Chinese officials must give up their
Jobs or their queues. The latter will
naturally have to go.
A London scientist has invented a
sure cure for a cold. So has every
body else In the world.
A Hoosier dentist has planned a
tooth insurance po ley. He may bite
off more than he can chew.
In future, when aviation meets are
to be stopped by the police, they will
bave, to have more "fly cops."
There are 80,000 rooms in New
York without l|ght And yet they
boast of the Great White Way.
With aeroplane makers organized
the pickets could have lots of fun.
making faces at non-union craft
v. " '
1 King Chulalongkorn is dead.. Com
( positors will be glad to learn "that his
successor's name is Chowfa MahaVa
A lecturer declared lately that the
perfect woman of the future Will not
be a mother. Then she will not be a
The woman who has a pet boa con-'
stricter il feet long shouldn't kick if
ber husband brings home a load of
snake bite cure.
Han is a useless creature, asserts a
.Chicago.woman lecturer. What? Who'd
stay tomb and tend the baby if it
wasn't for m?n?
Still, there are some young men who
are more interested in the price of;
' American beauty roses than , in the.
cost of beefsteak. ;
About the time a man begins to'
grow^ brush heaps in his ears he loses*"
Interest In the. changing, vagaries of
fashions in socks.
The .Massachusetts girl who can;
throw a baseball like Ellam is a fac
tory girl. No college or society girl
can compete with her.
Shakespeare may have had the man
birds m mind when he mentioned the
condition of being v"horsed , on the
sightless corners of the air."
It'Is alleged that dressed Peruvian
monkeys are being sold as rabbits in
the 'Hond?n" market What a waste
there must be in monkey talia.
A Toronto girl who thought she was
marrying a young capitalist soon dis
covered that her husband was a bur
glar. Is not marriage a lottery? s
The Swiss are going to construct
another- tunnel through the Alps. Evi
dently they do not take much stock In
!:he aerial route taken by.Chavez.
Threft of the last load of deer
brought Into Bangor, Me., says an ex
change, were shot by women. Who
jays a woman cant hit anything she
They are going to put up another
huge building in New York, this time
ane of 46 stories. Daylight will yet
?te .at a premium on the Manhattan
A. preacher says that young women
prefer marriage to missionary work. If
r.hey tackle the former, however,
they'll find that they're in for a blt
of the latter?
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Only scientific institutions or learn
ed chemists will be permitted to buy
radium. As it is $36,000,000 a pound,
one car readily see what hardship
tais arbitrary regulation Is going to
work among the general public, seek
tag radium bargains.
In Detroit a man was arrested be
cause he shot off firecrackers on the
twenty-fifth anniversary of his wed
ding. A man who wants to celebrate
because he has been married twenty
five years ought to have some privl
An Oregon detective has been deco
rated by China for guarding the Chin
ese prince on the latter's recent visit
t> this country. But a detective sport
ing a yellow jacket and a peacock,
feather would be rather hampered in
bia business of secret identity.
The Boston Transcript remarks that
"?he best thing for a black eye is a
This looks like something new in
tile way of domestic economy. A will
flied in the New York Surrogate's of
fice provides for an allowance to one
o* the heirs, a young lady, for - the
parp?se of giving an education which
should be practical and include "cook
ei-y. drawing and cutting." It evi
dently was the purpose of the testa
te ir to have the girl trained for house
lt Will Take $748,414,861
UNCLE SAM MAKES ESTIMATE.
Appropriations for Current Year Were
$?05,29^,513, Which Covered Cen
sus Work, Postal Deficiency and
Washington.-The estimate of ap
propriations' required' for every
branch of the federal government
during the fiscal year ending June 20,
1912, aggregating $748,414,861, were
submitted to congress by the secre
tary of the treasury, MacVe?gh. This
grand total stand? against . estimates
of $745,067,197 ard appropriations of
$805,294,513 for She current fiscal
year, which . approbation. included
over $10,000,000 for the census and
over $10,600,000 for the postal defi
ciency and other deficiencies.
The estimates were distributed as
follows: War department $205,257,
546; interior department $189,151,
875; treasury department, $141,599,
997; agriculture $19,681,066; navy de
partment $128,942,i58; commerce and
labor" $16,276,970; district of Colum
bia $13,602.786; legislative ($13,426,
B06; justice. $10,063,576; state $4,875,
576; independent offices including in
terstate commerce commission $2,
638,695; postoffice department proper
$1,697,490; deficiency in postal rev
enues, no estimate yet; .executive
$998,170; territorial governments
TO PROTECT TOBACCO.
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Senator Bob Taylor Would Placet
Safeguard Around lt.
Washington.-Senator Taylor of
Tennesee, has introduced a bill to ex
tend the provisions and regulations of
the National Pure Food law to tobac
co, -in whatever form it may be of
fered for sale. His bill is designed to
prevent the mislabeling or branding
of domestic,tobaccos so that they can
be offered as imported stock; to pre
vent the adulteriation of tobacco
with tiny other substance; the treat
ment of tobacco with any poisonous
ar deleterious substance; or the of
fering of packages upon which the
tveighr. is not correctly stamped.;
Senator Taylor will urge the con-!
sideraci?n of his bill at this session of
Congress, and expects it to have con
siderable support, irrespective of.
party. In addition to specific defin?
Hon ol' the standards by which tobac
co shall be judged, the measure" seeks
to prevent the substitution bf -another
grade or kind of tobacco in a box or
-iig. ! . .
There are 10,139,986 -Bales lo Dec.
Washington-The cotton ginning
report of the census bureau, shows
10,139,986 bales counting round
?S half bales, ginned from th;e;
growth of 1910 to December!. c?rr?-.
pared with 8,876,886 for 1909; .11,
308.661 for 1908 and 8,343,396 for
The per cent, of the last three
>rops ginned to December . 1 was
38.1 for 1909 ; 84.1 for 1908 and 75.5
Round bales included this year
are ' 101,652 compared with 134.393
for 1908 ; 201,480 for 1908- and 154,
336 for 1907.'
Sea Island cotton, gined: for 1910
was 66.63 \ bales, compared, with 77,
59? for 1909; 63,396 for' 1908 and
55.299 for 1907 and distributed as
follows: Florida, 23,649;. Georgia,
35 405. and South Carolina. 7.580.'
Naval Commander Passes. ,
Platt, U. S. N., retired, died at his
nome here, following an attack of
serebral embolism. He was born at
Southport, N. 0:, 76 years ago.
He entered the naval service in the
volunteer navy, March 1, 1863, as a
lieutenant. For Iiis skill, coolness
and intrepidity, he was specially
commended by Admiral Dupont
serving upon the vessel which led
the admiral's fleet into Charleston
harbor, April 1, 1863.
Four Men to Be Electrocuted.
Raleigh, N. C.-C. B. Plyler of
Union county, convicted of the mur
der of his brotherTin-Iaw, Carter
Parks, - June .15 last," is to pay the
death penalty in the penitentiary
electric chair here January 20.
There are three others awaiting
electrocution. Phillip/ Mills, Tran
sylvania county, is to die February
10 for wife murder; Norman Lewis,
colored, January 5, for killing the
chief of police of Spring Hope; J.
B. Allison, Buncombe county, is un
der sentence to die February 24.
Brilliant Railroad Career.
Atlanta, Ga.-Henry W. Miller,
formerly of Raleigh, N. C., where
he was assistant to First Vice Pres
ident A. B. Andrews, of the South
ern Railway Company, has arrived
in Atlanta and has taken up his
duties as assistant to the President
of the Southern, succeeding J. S.
Barbour Thompson. . '
He has spent twenty-five years in
the'service Of the Southern Railway
Company and its predecessor, the
Richmond and Danville. t
. Seattle, Wash.-No man has a
right to make a pauper of anybody
else by interfering with his em
ployment, and if this is done, the
person so meddling is liable to
damages through the courts. This
broad decision was laid down by
the Supreme Court of the State.
Jones seeks $3,000 damages by
reason of his discharge by a trans
fer company -?at the alleged behest
of the Seattle Cracker and Candy
Co.'/ The case is remanded to the
lower court for. re-trial.
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Great Increase Shown in Southern
Stales-Texas' Great Growth
Chicago Helps Illinois.
Washington. - The population ol
thc State of Pennsylvania.is 7,655,111,.
according to statistics of the 13th
census. This is an increase of 1,362,
996, or 21.6 per cent, over 6,302,115 in
1900. The increase from 1890 to 1900
was 1,044,101, or 19.9 per cent
West Virginia is 1,221,112. This is
an increase"of 262,319, or 2\4 per
cent, over 958,800 in 1900. The in
crease from 1890 to 1900 was 196,006,
or 25.7 percent.
Virginia is 2,061,612. This is an in
crease of 207,428, of 11.2 . per cent
over 1,854,184 in 1900.
The population of the State pf Cal
ifornia is 2,377,549. This is an in
crease of 892,496, or 60.1 per cent
over, 1,485,053 in 1900. .
South Carolina, 1,515,400, an in
crease: of 175,084, or 13.1 per cent
over 1,340,316 in 1900. The increase
from 1890 to 1900 was 189,67, or 16.4
Arkansas 1,574;449, an increase of
262,885, or 20'per cent over 1,311,564
in 1900. The increase from 1890 to
1900 was 183,385, or 16.3 per cent
Kentucky 2,289,905, an increase of
132,731, of 6.6 per cent over 2,147,174
in 1900. The increase from 1890 to
900 was 288,539 or 15.5 per cent..
Mississippi 1,797,114, ah increase of
254,844 or 15.8 per cent over 1,551,270
in 1900. The incr?ase from 1890 to
1900 was 261,670 or 20.3 per cent
With an acctual population bf 5,
638,591 and a gain in the last 10 years
of almost 17 per cent. . Illinois is as
sured continuance .as the third. Stat?
of the Union. . v
North Carolina, 2,206,287, an ' in
crease of 312.47Z or 16.5 per cent
over 1,S93,S10 in 1900. The ir crease
from 1890 to 1900 was 275,863 or 17.1
Nebraska is 1,192,214. This is
an increase of 125,914, or 11.8 per
cent cent over 1,066,300. The in
crease from 1900 was 7,390, or 7 per
, Maryland is 1,294,450. This is an
increase of 106,406, or 9 per cent over
1,188,044 in 1900. The in?rease from
1890 to 1900 was 145,654, or 14 per
The population of the State of
Texas is 3,896,342. This is an.
increase of 847.S32 or 27.8 per cent
over 3,048,710 in 190*0. The increase
from 1890 to 1900 was 813,187 or 36.4
Only New York,' Pennsylvania, Illi
nois and Ohio surpass Texas in popu
lation, while Missouri drops back to
seventh place, having been passed by
Massachusetts during the last ten
North Dakota 577,056, an increase
of 257,910 or 80.8 per cent over 319,
146 in 1900. ' The increase from 1890
to 1900 was 136,427 or 74.7 per cent.
South'. Dakota 583,888, an increase
of 182,33!$ or 35.4, per cent over 401,
570 in 1900. The; increase from 1890
tb 1900 was 72,762, or 22.1 per cent.
Colorado 799,023, an increase of
259,324, or 48.0 per cent byer 539,700
in 1900, when the: increase1 over 1890
Was 127,502, or 30.9 per cent
% Idaho 325,594, an increase of 183,
B22', br 101.3 per cent over 161,772 in
1900 when the increase over 1890 was
77,385, or 91.7 per cent.
Nevada 81,875, an increase of 39,
540, or 93.4 per cent over 42,335 in
1900 when the population showed a
decrease of 3,426, or 7.5 per cent from
that of 1<?90.
Oregon 672,765, an increase of 259,
229, or 62.7 per cent over 413,536 in
1900, when the increase over 1890
was 99,769, or 31.8 per cent
The population of the State of Lou
isiana Is 1,656,388, an increase of
274,763, or 19.9 per cent over 1,381,625
in 1900. The increase from 1S90 to
1900 was 263,038, or 23 er cent.
"Daughter of Conr r: .y" Married.
Colorado Springs, Colo.-Miss
Lucy White Hayes, granddaughter of
Jefferson Davis, President of the
Confederacy, and who, following her
mother's death two years ago,, be
came Daughter, of the Confederacy,
was married in St Stephen's Epis
copal church to George Bowyer
Young, of PlacervfJle, Colo.
Mr. Young is the son of the late
Harvey Young, an artist, who died
here about nine years ago. Rev. A.
H. Taft, rector of St. Stephen's
Predicted Exact Time of Death.
Marshall, Mich.-Confident that
he was about to die, Robert Schley.
a veteran of the Civil war, informed
his aged wife he Jntended to write
his autobipgraph. After correcting
it, he told his wife he believed he
would expire about 6 o'clock Wed
nesday morning. He wished to bid
his neighbors farewell and so called
them in and took leave of them,
informing them he was about to
die. After he had retired he got up
and wrote his will. He died at 6
o'clock Wednesday morning.
Girl Almost Buried Alive.
Nev/ York.-Just as the under
taker put out his hands to lift the
body of 3-year-old Lillian Viand to,
prepare her for burial, the child
sat bold upright in her winding
sheet, opened her eyes and cried,
"Mamma! I want.my mama!. ,I'm
cold!" The undertaker, fell'back in
a chair nearly fainting, but re
gaining presence of mind, snatched
up blankets, wrapped the child in
them and rushed down stairs with
her; to the parents.
Masonic Home For Widows.
Montgomery, Ala.-A bond issue
of $50,000 was authorized by the
Alabama Masonic Grand Lodge to
supplement $60,000 in hand for the
erection of a home in Montgomery
for Masonic widows and orphans.
Chinaman Caught Smuggling Opium.
New Orleans?-^-Charged with at
tempting to smuggle a quantity of
opium, valued at $500, from aboard
the steamer Abangarez, five Chinese,
members of .the crew of that vessel,
were arres td by custom oflicrs here.
Important Opinion Given by
N. C. Supreme Court
RAILROAD REGULATION HURT.
Chief Justice Holds That Require
ment to Get Ticket for Mileage is
Unreasonable and Void-Fight
Coming in Legislature.
Raleigh, N. C.-The North Caro
lina'Supreme Court in Harvey vs.
Railroad, from Wilson county, prac
tically deals a "knockout"' blow to
the railroad mileage book -regu
lations requiring holders to procure
mileage, tickets in exchange before
boarding a train" in., its ruling just
made; Harvey is a traveling man
and attempted at Wilson three or
four times to procure a ticket in
exchange for mileage, being stood
aside each time by the agent in or
der that he might wait on cash pur
chasers of tickets. Finally the train
came, without Harvey having gotten
his ticket. He boarded the train
with mileage which thc conductor
refused to accept, putting him off at
.the first station. He recovered 82,
. -Now the Supreme Court, Associate
Justice Hofee writing-the opinion,
approves the judgment holding tri?t
Har^eyflfaci:the right, underthe cir
cumstances, to ride :on the mileage.
The court would not set aside the
verdict as to amount of damages ex
cessive, although Justice Brown and
Walker,-'while concurring that the
plaintiff' should recover, held ?hat.
the amount awarded was excessive.
Chief Justice Walter darli; in an
opinion concurring with Justices
Hoke 'and Manning in the controll
ing-opinion of the court, holds fur
ther that the requirement thal, a
holder of a mileage book shall ob
tain a ticket to exchange is a breach
of faith on the part of the railroads
at whose.-instance the special ses
sion of-'the General Assembly of
1908 was held to raise the passen
ger rate to. 2 1-2 cents upon the
proposition of the railroad com
panies that they would issue mile
age books at 2.cents, meaning, Chief
Justice Clark, declares, the-mileage
to which the public had always been
accustomed, whereby the mileage
had been pulled on the train by thc
conductor. The Chief Justice* also
holds that the requirement to get
ticket for mileage is unreasonable
and void and becoming hereio'fore
unknown in this State and still un
known except in this State and a
few adjacent States where the prin
cipal North Carolina roads extend.
It is a notable fact that in the last
General Assembly a bill passed thc
House by a large majority prohibit
ing th^--miretrife--ticket requirement
and that it failed in the Senate by
the deciding ,vote'of the presiding
officer after a tie vote of Senators.
The indications are that the ques
tion will be fought all over again
during the approaching session.
Two Reports on Ballinger.
Washington. - The Ball inge r
Pinchot investigating committtee,
after eleven months of work, has
made,its final report to both houses
of Congress. Tn the opinion of seven
Republican members, a majority of
the committee, Secretary Ballinger
"honestly and faithfully performed
the duties of his high office, with an
eye single to the public interest."
In the opinion of the four Demo
crats, Mr. Ballinger "has not been
true lo thc trust reposed in him as
Secretary" .f'the Interior, and should
be requested by the proper author
ities lo resign his office."
Sins of the Father in Life.
Washington-The possession of
one-sixteenth of negro blood brings
a person under the classification of
"colored,", according to the decision
of the district court of appeals in
the case of Isabel Wall, 8 years old,
against the board of education.
Justice Wright in the District su
preme court upheld the action of the
board of . education in barring the
child from the school. The case was
Fortune Tellers Must Move.
New Orleans-Fortune tellers in
Jefferson parish, just across the
river from New Orleans, have been
given the ' task of predicting what
U'.eir next move will be. The police
jury of the parish adopted an ordi
nance making it unlawful' for the
sooth-saycrs to operate after Janu
ary 1. ; Scores- of frrluno tellers,
not allowed io op?rale in New Or
leans, had solved the problem of
continuing their business by simply
moving across 'the river.
Mystery is Clenrcd.'
Lynchburg, Va.-T. J. Burns, a
well known electrical contractor,
has cleared up the mystery sur
rounding the bullet which was
fired into the office of tho Anti-Sa
loon League and which would have
killed Rev. J. D. McAlister, had he
been ?t his desk. Burns states that
he was repairing a revolver, and
the cartridge was accidentally dis
charged. He 'paid no attention to
the matter, for he did not dream
until told that the bullet had pass
ed through the door.
Louisiana's New Senator.
Baton Rouge-Judge John R.
Thornton, of, Alexandria, was elect
ed United States Senator by the
Louisiana General Assembly, sit
ting in separate bodies, to succeed
the late Samuel D. McEnery.
Judge Thornton is a native of
Louisiana and was for a number of
years a district judge in the Stale.
In an address before the Legisla
ture in support of his candid-icy
for the Senate he took a positive
.stand in advocacy of a protective
tariff on:, sugar and rice.
TEXT OF THE MESSAGE.
President Taft's Recommendations to
the Congress of the U. S. Are
Sound and Comprehensive.
Washington.-The features o?
President Taft's message are these":
He declares it is time to stop leg7
?slating with reference to regulation
of corporations and to witness the
effect of a vigorous execution of
the' laws already on the statute
The activities of the government,
in addition to enforcement of the
laws should be directed toward
?cehomoy of administration, the en
largement of opportunities for for
eign trade, the building up of home
industry and the strengthening of
confidence of capital in domestic
!Mr. Taft recommends strongly
some form of ship subsidy to in
crease American shipping, especial
ly to South America.
Mr. Taft says -he ?will not recom
mend any tariff legislation until the
now Congress convenes in Decem
He urges that the tari ff board be
made permanent and that all future
revisions be made schedule by:
schedule. He vigorously opposes
another general revision.
The Panama canal should by all
means be fortified. An appropria
tion of ?19,000.000 is recommended
for this purpose.
. There must be no more "pork bar
rel" methods in river and harbor
and public building bills. The latter
should bo based upon the report bi
a commission of experts.'
Recommendation' for anti-injunc
tion and Federal incorporation laws
It is proposed, that second class
mail rates should be re-adjusted so
as to charge magazines- a much
higher rate on their -advertising
Strong representations are made
for the establishment of a new
banking and currency system. .
Two new battleships and several
auxiliary vessels are urged for the
Eesl ?mates, for government ex
penditures during the next fiscal
year have been cut lo ?030,9.i9,013.12,
which is $52,9(54,887.36 less than the
actual appropriations for the cur
rent year. The estimated receipts
for the next fiscal vear were $680,
The President urges the extension
of the civil service.
There should be more officers for
the army. The engineer corps should
be increased by sixty.
Interstate railroads should be
prevented from owning or controll
ing ships trading through the canal.
^Regarding the courts the President
declares the crying need of the Uni
ted States is cheapening the cost of
litigation by simplyfying "judicial
procedure and expediting final judg
ment. The Supreme Court should
be- relieved from unnecessary ap
peals. The. .salaries of Federal
judges should bc increased.
A parcels post on rural delivery
routes is recommended. Postmaster
General Hitchcock is given high
praise for *ing the Postoffice De
partment o.. a self-sustaining basis.
The President recommends that
Congress give some filling recogni
tion of the Polar discoveries of Com
mander Robert E. Peary.
A bureau of health should be
Heavier fines should bo imposed
against steamship companies for
violating the immigration laws.
immigrants aro needed in the ru
Some provision ?hould be made
for retiring superannuated gov
Gen. Johnstone is Dead.
Tuscaloosa, Ala.-General George
D. Johnstone, aged 78, one of the last
surviving generals of the war be
tween the Stales, died at his home
in this city. He was born in Hills
boro, N. C., and came to Alabama
with his parents in 183-5. At the
outbreak of war he served as a lieu
tenant and rose rapidly to a briga
dier general, serving in many bat
tles, being wounded several times.
After peace was declared he return
ed home and practiced law.
.Georgia Con! is Short.
Washington-The total produ
tion of coal in Georgia in 1909 was
211.196 short tons, a decrease of
53.626 short lons or 20 per cent,
from tho production of 1908, ac
cording to a report of the United
Stales geological survey.
The value of the production is
given at 8298,792. a decrease of
865.?87 or 18 pei- cent, Trom that of
the year previous.
Then? bas been general decline
in the production of coal in Georgia
Gold Miners Rclurninn Rich.
Seward, Alaska.-Several persons,
including one woman,- the first lo
como out over the winter trail,
have arrived from Inoko and Idita
rod districts, having mhde thc
trip in 19 days actual traveling
time. The party reports that more
than five hundred people are com
ing out this winter, bringing sev
eral hundred thousands in bullion.
Several consignments of gold from
Iditarod district for Seattle banks
have already been dispatched by
Baby Brings Papa Home to Jail.
New York.-It was a longing to
hold in his arms his baby which he
never had seen that brought Walter
A. Hall, a defaulting bank teller,
back tn New York and prison. He
surrendered himself and confessed
a theft nf $??.000 from the Herald
Square branch nf the Greenwich
bank, and was remanded for sen
Hall, who is 2i years old. fiel from
NBw York last July. When he heard
that a baby, had arrived his longing
to sec the child overcame hjm. . .
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ALL BUILDINGS IGNORED.
Secretary of the .Treasury Did Not
Recommend Any Appropriations
Washington.-Because Secretary of
the Treasury failed to include ia.his
estimates for the next fiscal year the
amount that y ill be needed for the
construction of new Federal buildings
all over the United States, authoriza
tions for which were approved at the
lest, sessipn of Congress, much 'ap
prehension exiBts here on the subject
Members of the House, including al
most the entire body, are threatening
to march to the Treasury Department
and make request of the Secretary
that he make an additional recom
mendation for this purpose. They
say that unless this is done it will
be impossible for any of the build
Congress'to be erected to be provided
.for.this. se.?sion.s;Th,e mather hs con-,
The- North Carolina cities, that will
be affected - unless": this additional
recommendation, is made' ar? as fol
lows: Chariptte, ...Raleigh, Washing
ton,,' Reidsville,.. Greenville, Hickory,
Monroe,. Oxford, Hendrsonville, Rocky
Mount, Wilkesboro, Tarboro, Wincton
Salem. . . ' .
Members of Congress who have
asked the Secretary for his viewa on ?
the subject have come away from
his office with the firm impression
that he is going to. -stand pat and
that he will not estimate for any of
the structures authorized by . the
Senate and. House. He does not
think, these Representatives say, that
the Treasury is in any shape just now
to stand an additional drain of al
most- $30,000,000. '
Consequently the members to whom
these building aopropriations mean a
great deal, and this' comprises a large
majority of the House, are planning a
demonstration to induce the Secretary
to change his mind. '
KING COTTON AS AN AVIATOR.
Government's Total Estimate Sends
Staple Jumping Skyward.
New York.-The government's an
nual estimate cf the cotton crop
cruised a very sharp advance in prices
of all active'c-eliveries. making new
high records fer the reason in the
New York market, with Many con
tracts sellin? at 15 l-2c, or 64 points
coual to $3.20 per bale above the clos
ing figures of the day previous to the
announcement. At this price there
was sensationally heavy realizing by
bull speculators, but the prospect for
an American crop of 11,426,000 bales,
excluding linters, seemed to be bring
ing in buying orders from all direc
tions and after .a quick break from
15.50 to 15.13 May quickly rallied, to'
15.30 in an active and excited market.
There was a big business right up "Ito
the last moment and the market clos
ed firm at. a net advance''-' ?f<37@4S
points, with May contracts quoted at
15.30, compared with 14.86, the clos
ing price of the neight before.:
'Memphis, Tenn.-rGreat. excitement
prevailed on the floor of the Memphis;
cotton exchange following . the ; an
nouncement of the government cotton
'The local market leaped 60 to 70
points over the previous day's close,
and advance of from $3 tov $3.50 per
Quickest Way to Die.
Barnesville, O-In plain sight of
fifty fellow .vorkmen, Charles Ken
dall, a moulder's helper, leaped into
a cupola of white-hot metal, at a
foundry here. The man's flesh was
entirely consumed, and only the bones
were recovered. Kendall, had been
separated from his wife for a num
ber of years.
Division in Ranks of Jr. O. U. A. M.
ing the Junior Order of United Amer
ican Mechanics State councils of New
York, 'New Jersey, Virginia and the
District of Columbia, which have
withdrawn from the national council
signed articles of federation at a
conference in this city and elected
officers. The' 28 delegates repre
sented about 175,000 members, or
approximately one-third of the total
membership of the order. This action
may influence other States.
Porter Charlton Surrendered to Italy.
Washington.-Secretary Knox has
granted the request of Italy for the
surrender of Porter Charleton, charg
ed with the murder of his wife at
Lake Como. The Secretary holds
that the fact that Italy refuses to sur
render her citizens to the United
States does not relieve this country
from the obligations of the extradition
treaty to surrender to Italy fugitives
from justice from that country. The
question of the insanity of Charlton,
it is suggested, is one for the courts.
Encouragement ai New Orleans.
New Orleans.-Bulls in the cotton
market received decided encourage
ment from the estimate of the total
cotton crop of this season by the De
partment of Agriculture. The figures
were 11,426,000 bales and prices on
futures were put just about half a
cent a pound, or $2.50 a bale over the
previous day'r. clcse.
Early in the session it was announc
ed that 153 exchange members had
estimates avaraging 11,501,000. The
highest was 12,228,000 and the lowesl
Tom Dixon Sues For Damages.
Macon, Ga-Deputy Clerk Cecil
Morgan of the United States district
court received a telegram from coun
sel for Thomas Dixon, stating thal
legal papers had boen mailed fron
Atlanta to be filed immediately on ar
rival in Dixon's $100,000 ciamag?
suit against two preachers and thf
city council of Americus, Ga. Dixor
chages that the Rev. L. Burroughs
and Rev. R. L. Bivins <?ntered into i
conspiracy to prevent the presenta
tion of his 'play. "The Sins of th?
PERFUME FAVORED BY QUEENS
Royal Family of Ehg?arld'| Remain
Faithful to "Ess Bouquet"-Czar- ?
ina ls Fond of White Violet.
Queen Mary is not a lover of per
fume. She uses eau de cologne Occa
sionally, but avoids scents as much
at> possible. A west end chemist told!
the writer recently that neithr 1&
Queerx Al exandra.;jnery. fond of per-;
fumes, although she .remains faithful
to- the "Ess Bouquet," which has
been In use by the royal family of
England since 1822. This perfume is
composed of. amber mixed with the
essences of ? roses, violets, jasmine,
orange jaowers. and lavender,
essence of roses, wlolets, jasmine,
On the other hand the Czarina ls.
passionately fond of perfume. Her
apartments in the royal palace are
dally sprayed with essences of lilac,
J?smine. and white violet Her Maj-,
esty's favorite essence ls violet, and.
for several weeks in the early spring
hundreds of women and girls may be
. seep at Grasse gathering the bios-"
' sbms from which" the Czarina's per- \
fume is made. The finished product
ls. tested, bottle by bottle, at the SU
Petersburg Academy of Chemistry;,
before being sent to the imperial'/
The Queen Mother of Spain uses as.
permume eau d'espagne, manufactured
in Madrid, and also obtains a per
fume for her toilet from Paris. Its
composition is' a' secret which the .
perfume eau d'espagne, manufactured,
made," he says, "of rosewater, cocoa
nut oil, and-the rest is a mystery." ' ,-.
The young Queen of Holland ls a
great believer, in the virtues of eau
de cologne; while "Carmen Sylvia,"
Queen of Roumania, uses a special
perfume made from the finest herbs',
which she says "is the best tonic'for
the skin she has yet discovered."
SAVED OLD LADY'S HAIR
"My mother used to have a very bad ?
humor on her head which the doctors ^
called an eczema, and for it I had two r
different doctors. Her head was very
sore and her hair nearly all fell out
in spite of what they both did. One .
day her niece came in and they were
speaking of how her hair was falling
out and the doctors did it no good../
She says, 'Aunt, why don't you try
Cuticura Soap and Cuticura Oint- :,
ment?' Mother did and they helped
her. In cix months' time the itching,
burning and scalding of her head was
over and her hair began'growing. To-.;
day she feels much in debt to Cutfc".
eura Soap and Ointment for the finey,'
head of hair she has for an old lady1
of seventy-four. '
"My own case was an eczema in my-,.
feet. As soon as the cold weather ',
came my feet would itch and burn and
then they would crack open and bleed. .
Then I< thought I would flee to my
mother's friends, Cuticura Soap and
Cuticura Ointment. I did for four or
five winters, and now my feet are as !
smooth as any one's. Ellsworth Dun- '
ham, Hiram, Me., Sept 30, 1909."
The Eldest Daughter-If Harry had:;,
lived in the old days he'd have made si .
Her father-I don't know much;;
about that-but it takes him a ?orip:
time to say 'good night' now.
I What World Lost?
"It was the worst calamity thai ever
happened to me," sighed the pale, in
tellectual high-browed young woman. .
"I had written a modern society nov^
e\ complete to the last chapter, and:
a careless servant girl gathered tho
sheets of "the manuscript from the
uoor, where the wind had blown them,;
and used them to start a fire in the. \
"What a burning shame that was!";
commented Miss Tartan.
Russia's Growing Population.
This year's census Of the Russian
empire adds another five millions to
the population as enumerated In 1908.
The czar's subjects now number 160,
000,000 and increase every year by
2,500,000 despite wars, epidemics and
internal disturbances. As there is no
lack of cultivated soil in Russia there
seems no reason why this big annual;
increase should not continue.
How lt Happened.
He was limping down the street
with one arm in a sling and both eyes
"What's the. matter?" queried a
friend. "Automobile accident?" ?
"No," replied the other, sadly. "I
met a man who couldn't take a joke."
For COLDS and GRIP
Hicks' CAFUDINE ls the best remedy-re
lieves the achlnpr and feverishness-cures the ?
Cold and restores normal conditions. It's
liquid-effect? iminedlatly. 10c.. 25c.. and 50c.
At drug stores
When ? woman refuses a man and
he takes to drink, it's a question
whether he Is trying to drown his sor
row or is celebrating his escape..
Dr. Pierce's Pellets, small. suRar-coated,
easy to take as candy, rec?late and invig^
orate storr ch, liver and bowels and cure '*
There is no playing fast and loose
with truth, in any game, without
growing the worse for it.-Dickens.
Sirs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for Children '
teething, softens the frums, reduces in namma- '
tion, allays pain, cures wind colic, 25c a bottle.
Roumania has 6,000,000 inhabitants,
of whom 30,000 are blind.
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