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Greatest Interest From All
Part? of World.
Five hundred farmers and as many
hankers, congressmen, United States
senators and business men, represent
ing every cotton growing state in
America, declared in convention at
Montgomery, Ala., that the farmer's
cotton is worth 15 cents a pound, and
resolved that the farmer should hold
his cotton for that price. The reso
lution followed a committee report
that the crop in America would not
exceed 12,500,000 bales. For financing
the crop of this year a resolution was
adopted to the effect that the farmer
should deposit his cotton in a ware
house and use his receipt as collat
eral until he could sell his cotton at a
fail* price, not less than 15 cents.
There was also a resolution that the
several state legislatures provide for
a sj stera of bonded warehouses. At
lanta was chosen for the next meet
One thousand men from every cot
ton growing state in America met in
Montgomery, Ala., and until black
night darkened an auditorium which
contained no provision for light, con
ferred together to devise ways and
means to rebut the figures of the Fed
eral cotton report and to secure a
better price for cotton. Among these
men were numbered congressmen,
the commissioners of agriculture
from every Southern state,
Mississippi river levee residents In
New Orleans were overwhelmed by
a flood of molasses that flowed out
of a storage depot and turned streets,
yards and houses into a sticky mass.
The people and 30 officials fought it,
but lt will be several days before the
district is cleared up. The "ware
house" wsa a reservoir used by the
old municipal water works plant The
quantity of sticky mass which flowed
out was more than 1,000,000 gallons
and the property loss is about $125,
After experiencing many hardships
and losing five of their number
through deaths, three families of
Georgia farmers, who came to Ceiba,
Honduras, a few months ago from the
American colony near Ceiba, left
aboard the steamer Mount Vernon for
New Orleans. A .popular subscription
was taken up here to aid them in
reaching their homes. Aid was also
given them by the American govern
Prot H. Gannan, FederaL entomol
ogist and bacteriologist at the Ken
tucky experiment station, believes
that the prevalence of pelagra in
Kentucky is due to an insect known
as the buffalo gnat
In the petition for a charter filed
in the superior court at Savannah,
Ga., by Kenneth D. Steele, attorney
for the Hilton-Dodge Lumber compa
ny, the formation of a gigantic lum
ber corporation, capitalized at $7,
500,000, full paid in, is disclosed.
The move means a complete reorgani
zation of the Hilton-Dodge properties
and the consolidation of all subsidi
ary concerns under one head. The
general headquarters of the new com
pany will be in Savannah.
Three hundred and fifteen thousand
dollars were stolen from the branch
of the Bank of Montr?al in New West
minster, B. C. Five robbers entered
the bank by the front door, broke
through the thin metal coating of the
vault blew the safe by a charge of
rirto-glycerine and made their escape
with their booty without being seen
except by a Chinese caretaker. There
was in all $350,000 in the bank safes.
The robbers took all they could carry.
rremier Stolypin, who was shot
down in the municipal theater at Kiev,
Russia, in all probability, will sur
vive his wounds. The surgeons an
nounced that the premier's conditions
was satisfactory. They declared no
complications were feared, and that
there were good hopes for his recov
ery. The local police balieve Bogroff,
the would-be assassin, i's a political
malcontent and the reasons for the
crime were his hatred for M. Stolypin,
due to the premier's reactionary pol
France's reply to German's propos
als on the Moroccan negotiations has
been written and will be laid before
the French cabinet The German de
mands were such as could not be ac
cepted by France.
Great Britaon, Germany, Austria
and Spain have agreed to recognize
the republic of Portugal.
The keel of Uncle Sam's greatest
dreadnought the battleship New
York, was laid at the New York navy
yard. The new sea fighter will be
or 27,000 tons displacement The New
York will be more than two years in
James Russell Soley, formerly as
sistant secretary of the navy, a mem
ber of the New York bar, died at
Roosevelt hospital from pneumonia.
Mr, Soley was born in Boston October
25,000 persona engaged In tho New
England textile industry resumed
work after a period of idleness.
The eruption of Mount Etna bas
h eec me more Intense. Showers of
ashes are heavier and the rumbling is
heard for miles. The shocks are
.growing in violence and a panic pre
vails. The fear of the people ls aug
seated by the great heat
"No man, you know, would run
away from the presidency of the Uni
ted States," said Governor Harmon
of Ohio, when asked if he was a can*
didate for the Democratic presidential
Governor and United States Sena
tor-Elect Hoke Smith of Georgia, be
fore leaving the conference of gover
nors for home, announced the next
Democratic national ticket as Har
, mon of Ohio and Wilson of New Jer
sey, for president and vice president,
respectively. The burden of the
thought of Governor Smith was that
itbe meeting of governors perhaps has
resulted in a solution of the Demo
Improvements of a distinct nature
is indicated in the cotton crop during
the past week in Texas and parts of
Oklahoma. Elsewhere the improve
ment was Irregular and not general.
To central and northern and western
Texas, it is said that the recent rains
have been very beneficial and that
with a dela, ed frost the last crop will
be large, although in southern Texas
there are sections where the bulk
of the crop has already been picked.
In South Carolina rains almost dally
following the storm of two weeks ago
have damaged open cotton and kept
pickers from the field.
James J. Ward, the young aviator
who started from Governor's Island,
New York, in the race to the Pacific
coast for the William R. Hearst
prize of $50,000 landed here less than
20 miles from his starting point He
had planned to make Midletown, N.
Y., his first stop, but he lost his way
twice and encountered adverse wind.
The twenty miles separating Govern
or's Island represents very probably
one-third of the distance actually trav
eled by Ward.
Twelve-inch guns roared repeatedly
at Sandy Hook as twenty-six gover
nors of the states stood on th6 ram
parts of Fort Hancock as guests of
the United States government and
watched thousand-pound projectiles
whistle 10,000 yards over the water
at a fragile canvas target A system
of employees' liability insurance, con
ducted by the state for the benefit of
working men, was advocated ty Gov.
Germany's counter proposals to
those submitted by France regarding
the settlement of the Moroccan diffi
culty r?ached Paris. Me De Zelves,
the foreign minister, after taking cog
nizance of them, immediately carried
the document to Premier Caillaux.
Revised returns on the question of
the repeal of constitutional prohibi
tion reduced the majority against re
peal to 295. The total vote stood:
For repeal, 60,216; against repeal,
60,511. MoBt of the towns yet to be
heard from have been unofficially re
ported with small majorities favoring
retention of the prohibitory amend
ment in the constitution.
Gov. Woodrow Wilson of New Jer
sey and Gov. Emmett O'Neal of Ala
bama measured swords over the ini
tiative and referendum before the
conference of governors at Spring
field, X. J. Governor Wilson, as chair
pion of the measures, replied to Gov
ernor O'Neal, who had previously de
nounced them as "an insidious popu
lar vagary," and the Southern execu
tive was on his feet in a moment with
an impassioned defense ot his posi
tion. Governor O'Neal spoke vehe
mently for ten minutes, bowed and
without a word walked through a
casement window to the piazza front
ing the ocean.
Praise instead of criticism is given
Dr. Harvey W. Wiley, chief of the
chemistry bureau and popular pure
food champion, by President Taft in
his opinion disposing of the much
discussed Rusby case made public in
the shape of a letter to Secretary of
Agriculture Wilson. The resignation
of Wiley will not be asked for nor
will the "condign punishment" for the
chief of the bureau of chemistry,
which Attorney General Wickersham
held to be necessary, be meted out
President Taft celebrated his fifty
fourth birthday. Congratulatory mes
sages poured into the executive of
fices from all over the world. One
came from King George V. of Eng
land. It read as follows: "Balmoral
Castle.-President of the United
Ctates: I have great pleasure In send
ing you my most hearty congratula
tions on the anniversary of your birth
day, and trust that the friendly rela
tions existing between our two coun
tries may ever continue."
The reciprocity campaign In Can
ada is going on with Intensity as elec
tion day draws near. The two lead
ers, Sir Wilfrid Laurier and R. Boi>
den have gone to their home constit
uencies in Quebec and Nova Scotia,
respectively, but their lieutenants
have taken up their work In Ontario.
Odds in favor of the re-election of
Laurier have lengthened, and even
money ls now offered that the T 'X ir
ais will have a majority of thirty in
parliament while S to 1 is freely of
fered with few takers that the gov
ernment will be returned.
The Federal prison -parole board
will meet at Leavenworth peniten
tiary to hear the application for pa
role made by John E. Walsh, the con
vlcted Chicago banker now serving
a five-year sentence for his connec
tion with the troubles? of three banks.
All pending indictments against
Walsh have been dismissed. He has
served one-third of his term, and, un
der the law ls eligible to apply for
release. The board will hold a meet
ing at the Atlanta penitentiary, where
about 100 applicants for parole will
In an address before his friends and
neighbors at Louisiana, Mo., Speaker
Champ Clark made a plea for more
politics and more politicians and for
cibly asserted that upright and hon
est politicians are the rule and not
the exception in America. "It is
sometimes urged that there ls so
much corruption in politics that good
men are defiled by participation
therein," he said. "That excuse ls
not tenable. In fact it is preposter
ous. The probabilities are that there
s not a congressional district In
America where there is a majority of
MARY ROBERTS RINEHART
Julhor of The Circul?t Stdram.
Th? Atm ra Lex zr
Oearrrl*t MM, ?7 dw*MM vUHMa O?.
James "Wllaon or Jimmy a? he ls called
?his friands, wa? rotund and look
Bhorter than he really waa, His
ambition In life wa? to be taken seriously,
but people steadily refused to do io, nie
art U considered a hug? Joke, except to
himself, if he ?siced people to dinner ev
eryone expected a frolic Jimmy marne?
Bella Knowles; they live together a year
and are divorced. Jimmy'? friends ar
range to celebrate the first anniversary
of his divorce. The party is in full swing
when Jimmy receives a telegram from his
Aunt Selina, who will arrive in four hours
to visit him and his wife. He neglects to
tell her of his divorce. Jimmy takes K t
Into his confidence. He suggests that Kit
play the hosts?? for one night, be Mrs.
Wilson pro tem. Aunt Selina a-rives and
the deception works out as planned.
Jim's Jap servant ls taken UL Bella.
Immy'? divorced wife, enters the house
and asks Kit who Is being taken away In
the ambulance? Belle Insists it ls Jim.
?lt tells her Jim 1? well and ls in the
?use. Harbison step? out on the porch
and discovers a man tacking a card on
the door. He demands an explanation.
The man points to the placard and Har
bison sees the word "Smallpox" printed
em lt He tells him the guests cannot
leave the house until the quarant'ne ls
Vfted. After the lifting of the quarantine
?av?rai letter? are found in the mali box
andollvered. one ls addressed to Henry
Llewellyn, Iquique. Chile, which was
written by Harbison. He describes ml
?utoly of their incarceration, also of his
ifatuatlon for Mrs. Wilson. Aunt Selina
i taken Ul with la grippe. Betty acts as
nurse. Harbison finds Kit sulking on the
roof. She teUs him that Jim has been
treating her outrageously. Kit starts
downstairs, when suddenly r.he ls grasped
in the arms of a man who kisses her sev
eral times. She believes that Harbison
did lt and ls humiliated. Aunt Selina tells
Jimmy that her cameo breastpin and
other articles of Jewelry have been stolen.
She accuses Betty of the theft. Jimmy
tells Aunt Selina all about the strange
happenings, but she persists in suspecting
Betty of the theft of her valuables.
Harbison demands an explanation from
Kit as to her conduct towards him, she
tells him of the Incident on the roof, he
does not deny nor confirm her accusation.
Aunt Selina is awakened during the
night; she finds Jim making love to
Bella; she demands an explanation
from Jim. Bella reveals the whole
plot to Aunt Belina. She forgives both
of them, but calls Kit a Jezebel. She
tells Jim to reveal the true situation to
Harbison. Jimmy ls taken lil; Bella tells
the guests that spots have broken out
on his body. They are convinced that
Jim has th'- dreaded disease. Bella tells
the guests that Jim ls delirious, she
said he saw a man crawl out from under
his bed. He said the house was haunted.
CHAPTER XXI. (Continued.)
Aunt Selina put her clothes in a tub
In the laundry and proceeded to dress
them like a vegetable. She threw In
a handful of salt, some kerosene -oil
and a little ammonia. The result was
villainous, but after she tasted it-or
sruffed lt-she said lt neede? a bar
of soap cut up to give lt strength-or
flavor-and I went Into the store-room
The laundry soap was In a box. I
took in a sliver fork, for I hated to
touch the stuff, and jabbed a bar suc
cessfully lu the semi-darkness. Then
I carried it back to the laundry and
dropped lt on the table. Aunt Selina
looked at the fork with disgust, then
we both looked at the soap. One side
of lt was covered with round holes
that curved around on each other like
a colled snake.
I ran back to the store-room, and
there, a little bit sticky and smelling
terribly of rosin, lay Anne's pearl
I was so excited that I Belzed Aunt
Selina by the hands and danced ber
all over the place. Then I left her,
trying to find her hairpins on the floor,
and ran up to tell the others. I met
Betty In the hall, and waved the
pearls,at her. But she did not notice
"Is Mr. Harbison down there?" she
asked breathlessly. '1 left him on the
roof and went down to my room for
my scarf, and when I went back he
had disappeared. He-he doesn't
seem to be In the house." She tried
to laugh, but her voice was shaky.
"He couldn't have got down without
passing me, anyhow," she supplement
ed. "I suppose i I'm silly, but so many
queer things have happened, Kit"
"I wouldn't worry, Betty," I soothed
ber. "He is big enough to take care
of himself. And with the best Inten
tions in the world, you can't have him
all the time, you know."
She was too much startled to be In
dignant She followed me into the
library, where the Bight of the pearls
produced a tremendous excitement,
and then every one bad to go down
to the store-room, and see where the
necklace had been hidden, and Max
examined all the bars of soap for
Mr. Harbison did not appear. Max
commented on the fact caustically,
?ut Dal hushed him up. -
I was almost ready for bed when
Jim tapped at my door. I had been
very cool to him Bince the night In
the library when I was publicly staked
and martyred, and he was almost
cringing when I opened the door.
"What is it now?" I asked cruelly.
"Has Bella tired of it already, or has
somebody else a rash?"
"Don't be a shrew, Kit," he said. "I
Any Wine Can Now Be Mad? Into a
Fizzy Champagne In a Few
Modern science does wonders In tne
way of making champagne. It takes
any wine at all, exhausts its fermenta
tion, adds a certain amount of sugar,
a certain Quantity of vinous yeast
eoabiinhag fermentable germs, and op
don't want you to do anything. I
only-when did you see Harbison
"If you mean last,"* I retorted, 'Tm
afraid I haven't seen the last of him
yet." Then I saw that he was really
worried. "Betty was leading him to
the roof," I added. "Why? ls he
"He Isn't anywhere in the house.
Dal and I have been over every inch
of it." Max had come up, in ? dress
ing gown, and was watching me in
"I think we have seen the last of
him," he said. "Fm sorryTTCit, to nip
the little romance in the bud. The
fellow was crazy about you-there's
no doubt of IL But I've been watch
ing him from the beginning, and I
think I'm upheld. Whether he went
down the water-spout, or across a
board to the next house-"
"l-l dislike him intensely," I said
angrily, "but you would not dare to
say that to his face. He could stran
gle you with one hand."
Max . laughed disagreeably.
"Well, I only hope he ls gone," he
threw at me over his shoulder, ?1
wouldn't want to be responsible to
your father If he had stayed." I was
speechless with wrath.
They went away then, and I could
hear them going over the house. At
one o'clock Jim went up to bed, the
last, and Mr. Harbison had not been
found. I did not see how they could
go to bed at all. If he had escaped,
then Max was right and the whole
thing was heart-breaking. And If he
had not, then he might be lying
I got up and dressed.
The early part of the night had
been cloudy, but when I got to the
roof it was clear starlight The wind
blew through the electric wires strung
across and set them singing. The oc
casional bleat of a belated automobile
on the drive below came up to me
And there In the starlight, I went
over the whole serio-comedy, and I
loathed my part In lt. He had been
perfectly right to be angry with me
and with allot us. And I had been
a hypocrite and a Pharisee, and had
thanked God that I was not as
other people, when tho fact was that
I was worse than the worst. And
although lt wasn't dignified to think
of bim going down the drain pipe
still-no one could blame him for
wanting to get away from us, and he
was quite muscular enough to do lt
I was in the depths t ! self-abase
ment when I heard a sound behind
me. It was a long breath, quite audi
ble, that ended In a groan. I gripped
Just Then Dallas Had to Open the
Door and Step into the Room.
the parapet and listened, while my
heart pounded, and in a minute lt
I was terribly frightened. Then-I
don't know how I did it, *ut I wag
across the roof, kneeling beside the
tent, where it stood against the chim
ney. And there, lying prone among
the flower-pots, and almost entirely
hidden, lay the man we had been look
His head was toward me, and I
reached out shakingly and touched his
face. It was cold, and my hand, when
I drew it back, was covered with
lt Was Delirium.
I was sure be was dead. He did
not move, and when I caught his
hands and called him frantically, be
did not hear me. And so, with the
horror over me, I half fell down the
stairs and roused Jim in the studio.
They all came with lights and blan
kets, and they carried him into the
tent and put him on the- couch and
tried to put whisky in bis mouth. But
he could not swallow. And the si
lence became more and more ominous
until finally Anne got hysterical and
cried, "He is dead! dead!" and col
lapsed on the roof.
But he was not Just as the lights
in the tent "began to have red rings
around them and Jim's voice came
from away across the river, some
body said', "There, he Tallowed
that," and soon after, he opened his
eyes. He muttered something that
sounded like "Andean pinnacle" and
lapsed into unconsciousness again.
But he was not dead! He was not
When the doctor came they made a
stretcher out of one of Jim's six-foot
canvases-It had a picture on it, and
Jim was angry enough the next day
and took him down to the studio. We
made lt as much like a sick room as
we could, and we tried to make him
comfortable. But he lay without open
ing his eyes, and at dawn the doctor
brought a consultant and a trained
The nurse was an offensively cap
able person. She put us all out, and
scolded Anne for lighting Japanese in
cense In the room.
The consultant came, stayed an
hour, and left. Aunt Selina, who
proved herself a trump In that trying
time, waylaid him in the hall, and he
der of Science
eratlng at a certain temperature, at
any time , of the year, it makes as
fizzy a wine as any champagne, and lt
requires only two mcnths to do what
the old system did in fourteen. No
one with a palate will say the wine
thus artificially prepared has the
flavor and bouquet and the body that
mark the genuine product, but the
eye ls pleased with gold foil and the
said lt might he a fractured skull, al
though it was possibly only con?us
The men spent most of the morn
Max came down from the roo!
alone, and I cornered him in the up
"I'm going crazy, Max," I said.
"Nobody will tel! me anything, and I
can't stand it - How was he hurt?
Who hurt himr
Max looked at me quite a long time.
"I'm darned if I understand you,
Kit," h? said gravely. "You Bald you
"So I do-I did," I supplemented.
"But whether I like him or not has
nothing to do with it. He has been
injured-perhaps murdered"-I chok
ed a little. "Which-which of you
Max took my hand and held it look
ing down .at me.
"I wish you could have cared for me
like that," he said gently. "Dear lit
tle girl, ?we don't know who hurt him.
I didn't, if^ that's what you mean. Per
haps a flower-pot-"
I began to cry then, and be drew
me to him and let me cry on his arm.
He stood very quietly, patting my
head in a brotherly way and behaving
very well, save that once he said:
"Don't cry too long, Kit: I can stand
only a certain amount" \
And just then the nurse opened the
door to the studio, and with Max's
arms still around me, I raised my
head and looked In.
Mr. Harbison was conscious. His
eyes were open, and he was staring at
us both as we stood framed' by the
He lay back at once and closed his
eyes, and the nurse shut the door.
There was no use, even if I had been
allowed In, In trying to explain to
him.. To attempt such a thing would
have-been to presume that he was in
terested in an explanation. I though,
bitterly to myself as I brought the
nurse cracked Ice and struggled to
make beef tea in the kitchen, that
lives had been wrecked on less.
Dal was allowed ten minutes in the
sick room during the afternoon, and
he came out looking puzzled and ex
cited. He refused to tell us "what he
had learned, however, and the rest of
the afternoon be and Jim spent In the
The day dragged on. Downstairs
people ate and read and wrote letters,
and outside newspaper men talked to
gether and gazed over at the house
and photographed the doctors coming
in and the doctors going out As for
me, in the intervals of bringing
things, I sat in Bella's chair in the
upper hall, and listened to the crackle
of the nurse's starched skirts.
At midnight that night the doctors
made a thorough examination. When
they cam? out they were smiling.
"He is doing very well," the young
er one said-he was hairy and dark,
but he was beautiful to me. "He is
entirely conscious now, and in about
an hour you can send the nurse off
for a little sleep. Don't let him talk."
And so at last I went through the
familiar door into an unfamiliar room,
with basins and towels and bottles
a' -und, and a screen made of Jim's
largest canvases. And some one on
the Improvised bed turned and looked
at me. He did not speak, and I sat
down beside him. After a while he
put his hand over mine as it lay on
"You are much better to me than I
deserve," he said softly. And because
his eyes were disconcerting, I put an
ice cloth over them.
"Much better than you deserve," 1
said, and patted the ice cloth to place
gently. He fumbled around until he
found my hand again, and we were
quiet for a long time. I think he
dozed, for he roused suddenly and
pulled the cloth from his eyes.
"The-the day is all confused," he
said, turning to look at me, "but-one
thing seems to stand out from every
thing else. Perhaps it was delirium,
but I seemed to see that door over
there open, and you, outside, with
with Max. His arms were around
"It was delirium," I said softly. It
was my final lie in that house of
He drew a satisfied breath, and
lifting my hand, held lt to his lips and
"I can hardly believe it is ydu," he
said. "I have to hold firmly to your
hand or you will disappear. Can't
you more your chair closer? You are
miles away." So I did lt for he was
not to be excited.
After a little
"It's awfully good of you to do this.
I have been desperately sorry, Kit
about the other night It was a ruf
fianly thing to do-to kiss you, when
"You are to keep very still," I le
minded him. He kissed my hand
again, but he persisted.
"I was mad-crazy." I tried to
give him some medicine, but he push
ed the spoon aside. "You will have
to listen," he said. "I am in the
depths of self-disgust I-I can't
think of anything else. You see, you
seemed so.convinced that I was tho
blackguard that somehow nothing
seemed to matter."
"I have forgotten lt all," I declared
generously, "and I would be quite
willing to be friends, only, you re
member you said-"
"Friends!" his voice was suddenly
reckless, and he raised on his elbow.
"Friends. Who wants to be friends?
Kit, I was almost delirious that night
The instant I held you in my arms lt
was all over. I loved you the first
time I saw you. I-I suppose I'm a
fool to talk like this."
And, of course, just then Dallas had
to open the door and step into the
room. He was covered with dirt and
he had a hatchet in his hand.
(TO BE CONTINUED.) . .
ear with sudden pop of the cork. If
then the present agitation makes it
Impossible to manufacture cheap
champagne in the champagne country
the people who want cheap cham
pagne will learn to be satisfied with
that made In other places.
If the champagne workers succeed
in killing cheap champagne nothing
will be left but a few big houses,
manufacturing the true champagne In
the true way, and they will enjoy a
monopoly and will be able to sell
champagne at any price they like.
PROMINENT MAN IN NATIONAL
POLITICS HAS GONE TO HIS
REMARKABLE CAREER ENDED
Had Twenty-Two Years of Congres
atonal and Official Life-Was Born
in Ohio and Was the First Repres
entative Fram Montana'.
Washhington. - Former United
States Senator Thomas Henry Carter
of Montana for many years a notable
and picturesque figure in national
politics, once head of the Republican
national committee and since last
March chairman of the American sec
tion of the International Joint Com
mission, died at bis home of in
farction of the lungs. He was 57
Mr. Carter had been under the car*
of a physician for months. He was
able to go about, however and his ail
ment, a filling, of the lungs with clot
ted blood, did not become acute until
a week ago. A Baltimore specialist
uas summoned and at that time the
attending physician expressed con
fidence in the patient's recovery. But
the malady became worse and death
resulted. Mrs. Carter, wife and their
sons, students at Georgetown Univer
sity, were with him when he died.
The interment will be at Mount
Olive cemetery this city.
Mr. Carter had a remarkable career.
It extended over twenty-two years of
congressional and official . life at
Washington. This embraced service
at the first Republican elected from
Montana, two terms in the United
States Senate and executive positions
as commissioner of the general land
office, chairman of the Republican
national committee in the second and
unsuccessful campaign of Benjamin
Harrison for the presidency, president
of the board of United States commis
sioners for the Louisiana. Purchase
Exposition at St. Louis and, since last
March, chairman of the newly created
"international joint commission,
American section" especially charged
with Canadian boundary matters.
An Ohlon by birth, and Iowan by
adoption, and a Montanan long before
that territory was adimitted to state
Will Likely Free Shakers.
Kissimee, Fla.-The ^coroner's in
quest over the body of Sister Sadie L.
Marchant, the member of the Shaker
colony who was treated to euthanasia
by Sister Elizabeth Sears and Brother
Egbert Gillette, will be held in a day
or two and it ia declared the inquest
propably will do away with the neces
sity for an investigation by a grand
jury. At her urgent request Sister
Sadie, who was in the last stages of
tuberculosis, was given chloroform by
her fellow Shakers. There is no
statute against attempts at suicide in
this state and it is believed this will
enter largely into the question wheth
er the Shakers have been guilty of any
Rogers Has Started on Trip.
New York.-C. P. Rodgers, third
aviator to start on the trans-continen
tal flight for the Hearst prize, rose
from the race track at Sheepshead
Bay, swept in a wide circle over the
grounds and then headed northwest
until his white-winged flyer merged
into a bank of clouds over the Jersey
meadows and disappeared. He drove
a Wright biplane and carried mes
sages from Mayor Gaynor to the may
or of San Francisco and from the
commanders of the eastern division
of the army and navy to the com
manders on the Pacific coast,
Shoots Bride of Seven Months.
Coriele, Ga.-J. T. Hudson of this
city fatally wounded his bride of
seven months and then turned the pis
tol on himself in an attempt to taite
his own life. The bullet penetrated
his breast, but it is expected he will
recover. No cause for the shooting
has been ascertained.
Mass Meeting of Arkansas Planters.
Little Rock, Ark.-In line with the
suggestion of the Southern cotton con
ference which met at Montgomery,
Ala., Gov. George W. Donaghey bas
Issued a call for a mass meeting of
planters and- others interested in the
marketing of the Arkansas cotton crop
to be held in conjunction with the
state convention of the Farmers'
Union. The Goyernor in his call de
clares that the present condition of
the crop does not warrant an estimate
of as much as a 900,000 bale yield in
Vienna Ooverrun by Mob.
Vienna.-A critical situation has
arisen In Vienna owing primarily to
the high price of the necessities of
life. Riots broke out and many per
sons were killed or wounded. Troops
fired on the mobs, which had erected
barricades In the streets. There waa
a fierce exchange of bullets and the
soldiers were pelted with all Boris of
missiles. Following a huge Socialist
demonstration outside the Rathhause
was held to protest against the high
prices of food and the troops were
again called out.
Beattie Taken to Richmond.
Richmond, Va.-Henry Clay Beat
tie, Jr., the convicted wife-murderer
of South Richmond, who has been
confined In Chesterfield county jail at
Chesterfield court house since he was
found guilty of the charge against
him on the 8th instant, was brought
to the city in Rn automobile by a
deputy sheriff and placed In the Rich
mond city jail, where he will remain
presumably until he is removed to the
penitentiary for execution. He is con
demned to die November 24.
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Left Him Far Behind.
Childish standards of greatness are
interesting-perhaps because they are
at once so like yet' so unlike the
standards of grown folk. Many an
adult, for instance, has been proud
wi:h no more reasonable .basis than
that which little Johnnie displayed in
attempting to "top" the boasting of a
"I've got a real railroad train, with
. an engine that goes, an' a real, live
pony, an' a really, truly, gun, an-"
"That's nothing!" interrupted the
lad's disgusted listener. "Once I knew
a boy who sat up until ll o'clock
twice in one week!"
The Trouble With Humor.
E. N. Brown, president of the Na.
tlonal Railways ol Mexico, discussing
In New York a railroader who was al
ways out of work, said: "He is too
quick with his tongue-that's his trou
ble. He has a ready wit that he is
too apt to use upon his boss." Then,
with a laugh Mr. Brown uttered this
epigrammatic and true saying:
"Repartee has lost as many men
their jobs as lt has made others their
Too Little Ton.
Smiley-That iceman down the
street will have to change his name if
he wishes to do any business.
Wiley-Why? Whats his name?
Smiley - Littleton. Some people
might not notice it, but I am afraid
most folks would shy at a name like
that on an ice dealer's sign.
Webster had made his great speech
in reply to Hayne.
"Some day, I suppose," he mused,
"lt will devolve upon Henry Cabot
Lodge or Winthrop Crane to squelch
Ben Tillman, and Fm not so blamed
sure they can do it!"
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