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Morgan County Republican.
W. W. KINLOCH, Publisher.
He who cannot dream cannot do.
Faith la over prophetic of facta.
I'aln Is tho price of all deep pleas
The church servlco that drags will
.ot draw men.
So many rebators are being Indicted
that in railroad circles nobody s any
body any longer unless ho Is out on
"I practice what I preach," says An
drew Carnegie. "When I write 'enough'
1 spell It e-n-u-f." Oh, Andrew, that is
not enough! That s too much.
Having been within 200 miles of the
North Pole, says the llloomlngton Pan
tagraph, Lieut. Peary Is able to bear
testimony that none of the weather
reports from that locality has not
been at all exaggerated.
There were .1,888 foreigners among
the 41,912 students registered at Ger
man universities last summer. The
German students are again demanding
nn Increase In matriculation and tui
tion fees for foreigners who attend
Tobacco pipes made from calabash
have come Into general use In South
Africa. The calabash colors like
meerschaum, and will take a high
polish. It Is said to give a special
softness of flavor that pipes of no
other material offer.
In reply to a correspondent who
asks; "Mow can I stop biting my fin
ger nails?" the New York Herald
says: "Wear a muzzle." That might
do, adds the Chicago Record-Herald,
but wouldn't It be simpler for him to
have his teeth pulled?
(live a boie a stogie and he will
never trouble you again. He may
hate, but he will fear you. So even the
stogie has Its uses. Everything, says
the Qulncy Dally Whig, has, In fact,
not baiting the cigarette, which as an
automatic fool-klllcr has wonderful
"We In London," says London Opin
ion, "have two music halls crowded
nightly by the exhibition of shapcl)
women clad In nothing but white paint
nnd classical atmosphere." Is this an
exaggeration, or Is Ixindon really so
much more wicked tlirtn the worst
mining camp In America?
The duke of Abruzzl has visited
Loudon to thank the llrltlsb govern
ment and the Hoyal Geographical ho
elety for their assistance and the In
tel est they took In his expedition t
M nut Ituweuzori, the famous "Monti
t'lln of the Moon" of olden geograph
ers. During the demolition of some old
premises at packing (Kssex), Kngland,
ti glass bottle, curiously shaped, wus
taken from the chimney stack, where
II bad been carefully bricked In, and
when opened was found to contain a
copy of the lease of the property,
I'ort Mcllenry Is no longer neces
sary for the defense of llaltlmore, and
is to he abandoned, but It will always
be remembered because over it waves
the "Star Spangled Hanner" of Key's
vision and song. It It reported that
llaltlmore will maintain the fort as
a public resort, ns Fort Independence
Is maintained In Boston.
Folk who live along the rural free
delivery routes and have seen the car
rler trudge over heavy roads through
bad weather will npprovo the recent
gift of an automobile to a New Jcr
ey carrier. It will help the postman
and at the same time speed the do
livery of mall. Nevertheless, one can
not help asking whether a carrier's
modest salary will pay the running
expenses of a gasoline gig.
The great English battleship Dread
nought, which was tested at sea the
other duy, developed a speed, accord
ing to unofficial announcement, of
nearly 22 V4 knots an hour, and main
tained for eight hours an average
speed of 21 V6 knots. This makes It
the fastest battleship afloat. Tho ship
Is equipped with turbine engines,
which now seem to havo vindicated
themselves beyond any doubt.
One of the Philadelphia papers has
given considerable apace to correspon
dence upon tho problem of domestic
economy und the cost of living. Writers
whose resources vary widely havo giv
en their experience and offered their
advice. One woman whoso .husband
gives her $5,000 a year fur her family
of four Is unable to get along comfort
ably on that sum. She wants a sample
bill of fare for a weok, and also Infor
mation as to where she can "get a hat
for less thnn f IS." Another woman
with a family of threo has less than
$.r)00 a year, yet says they "havo the
cat of everything and plenty of it"
II . llrt
PRESIDENT SPENCER OF SOUTH
ERN RY. KILLED ON HI8
HE WAS SLUMBERING
Six Others Killed, Thrte of Whom
Were His Guests on a Hunting
Trip, When Engine Crashed
Into His Car.
Lynchburg, Va. Samuel Bpencer,
president of the Southern Hallway Co.,
and recognized as cne of the foremost
men In the development of the south
ern states, and six other persons were
killed nnd 11 Injured Thanksgiving
morning In a rear-end collision be
tween two fast passenger trains ten
miles south of Lynchburg and a mlto
north of Lawyers depot. They were
on their way to North Carolina on a
hunting trip. Phillip Schuyler, a re
tired capitalist of New York, was
among the killed, together with other
guests of Mr. Spencer. Of those on
Mr. Spencer's private secretary, K. A.
Merrill, of Now York, and one of three
porters survived the accident.
PRESIDENT SAMUEL SPENCER,
CHARLES D. FISHER, llaltlmore.
PHILLIP SCHUYLER, New York.
FRANCIS T. REDWOOD, llaltl
D. W. DAVIS, Alexandria, Va., pri
vate dispatcher to President Spencer.
J. W. SHAW, colored, Spencer, N. C.
AN UNKNOWN PERSON, whoso
head and limbs are burned o short
The Jacksonville express had
stopped at the top of a heavy grade to
repair a slight breakdown, and the
other train dashed Into it before a
flagman could get back to give- warn
Dispatcher Davis' Death.,
Dispatcher Davis was alive when
taken from the wreck. He was crushed
about the lower part of his body nnd
was conscious to the end. He stated
to his rescuer that he knew bo was
'Place your linger on my mouth,"
he said; "It feels so cool and good."
In response to his pleadings, a fel
low passenger remained with him for
ten minutes until he saw nothing
more could be done for Davis.
Spencer and Party Were Asleep.
The collision was between the .lack-
son vllle express and the Washington
and Southwestern vetlbulo limited,
both southbound. President Spencer
nnd his entire party, us far as Is
iiiiwii, were sleeping when the col
lision occurred, and the probabilities
are that all of them, excepting Dis
patcher Davis, were killed Instantly.
It Is certain that lite was extinct be
fore the Haines touched them. Presi
dent Spencer's body was burned al
most beyond recognition, as was that
of Mr. Fisher. The body of Mr.
Schuyler was recovered before It was
burned very much. President Silen
cer's car was attached to the rear ot
the Jacksonville train, which was
standing still when struck.
8pencer's Corpse Under Locomotive.
President Silencer's charred corpse
was found under the big locomotive
of the rear truln. So great was the
force of the impact that the forward
train was sent at least ir,0 feet, ahead.
Until th debris had burned Itself out,
and the engine cooled off, the bodies
could not be removed. The combina
tion car of the reur train crashed Into
tho express car ahead of It. Forty
feet of It was splintered, leaving the
best of tho car strewn with tons or
baggage and colored passengers, who
were jammed back by the express car.
How the negro passengers In the Jim
Crow part of the train escaped death
Is beyond explanation.
Ghouls at Work.
Several cases were reported In
which persons ransacked tho wrecked
cars for plunder. Some of tho pas
sengers are said to have participated
In this, and a large amount of val
uables and money scnttered about the
debris was taken. Mr. F. M. Curtis
of Jamestown, N. Y says ho saw u
porter search a woman's grip, throw
away things of no value to him, nnd
take those thingH he wanted. Mr. Cur
tis declared he would have killed the
porter had he had a weapon. Coroner
G, W. Davis, at the request of the
Southern officials, went to tho wreck
to hold an Inquest, but round the bod
les had been removed.
Cause of the Wreck,
The Jacksonville express had the
right of way In the block. The engine
broke away from the truln, and pro
ceoded a mile beyond Lawyers before
the onglneer noticed ho was without
his train. It may be that when ho
passed Lawyers, tho operator thero
gave Rangoon a clear block without
noticing whether the rear end mark
ers woro visible before he did so. In
the absenco of an official statement,
oxcept that tho operator at Rangoon
was at fault, this explanation Is be
ing accepted bore.
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PA88AQE OF APPROPRIATION
BILLS AND LITTLE OTHER
A BILLION DOLLAR BODY
The Ship Subsidy Bill May Be Brought
to tho Front, and Currency and
the Tariff Discussed The
Washington The passago of tho
appropriation bills and a3 little other
general legislation as possible Such
In brief Is the forecast for thy short
session of the Fifty-ninth congress.
It Is evident that for various reasons
It will not bo posslblo to do much
on the appropriation bills before tho
holidays and this circumstance will
practically have the effect of con
densing the cousUcintlcn of the 11
large supply incisures Into two
months. Considering that tho aggre
gate of tho appropriations to be will
approximate one billion dollars, samo
senators and members expiess the
opinion that congress cannot do bet
ter than give all of Its time to theso
The Ship Subsidy Bill.
The ship subsidy bill probably will
be an exception to the rule for no
general legislation. The friends of
that measure have never been moro
insistent than now. They are extreme
ly hopeful and yet very apprehensive.
Tho bill has passed tho senate und
Is In committee in the houso. Tho
committee lias heretofore b en quito
evenly divided, but the ndvocat s of
the bill bellevo that they will bo ablo
to get It out In due seus:n, nnd they
hope for Its consideration when onco
reported to the house. One Incident
that Is very materially helping the
subsidy Is the recent speech of Secre
tary Root In support of It.
Currency and Inheritance Tax.
Not a few members of both bouses
arc anxious to met tho demands of
the bankers and others for a moro
elastic currency, and It Is quite cer
tain that thero will be efforts to sup
ply this want, but there are so many
plans that even the most s'neer-j be
lievers In the necessity almost despair
of accomplishing anything in that di
rection during a sliort session. Tho
recomiiK mlatlons of tho preslil nt In
the interest of a national Inlierltanco
tax Is awaited with eager Interest by
many, and there Is no doubt that a
large following could be secured for a
measure of the character he will out
line. The Tariff and Other Questions.
Among the questions sluUd for a
liberal share of discussion, the tariff
stands at the head of tin list, biif no
one has the least Idea that any serl
oub effort will now be made to secure
the modifications which even many
republicans think desirable. The pres
ident, who lilmsslf desires somo
changes, has recently promised his
congressional callers that bo will not
ask to have tho Btibjoct taken up at
thlB time. Tho Japanese question, tho
dlschnrge of the negro soldiers, tho
desirability or an Income tax law, tho
result of the late ekc'l.ns an 1 tho
trusts are also slated for d'scu-slon.
Senator Smoot's Case.
Tho senate will give at'entlon to
the case of Senator Reed Smoot, but
what It will do about It not even tho
senate wishes now to contemplate.
Thero has fiom the fir.H b en a dis
position to put tho Smoot matter
aside, but with tho report of tho com
mittee on privileges and el.o'lom on
the calendar, and Chairman Huitows
quite determined to prcsj con Ideia
tlon, the fact that the matter must uo
dealt with is boslnnlng to irnprcsa
Itself upon membeiH, and Ihoy are
preparing seriously for Ui considera
tion. The Michigan senator will sot
the ball rolling Monday, tho 10th inst
The Panama Canal.
Much Interest attaches to tho presi
dent's forthcoming recomm mlatlcns
concerning the Panama canal, espe
cially because of his recent vl.slt to
the canal .one. It Is not expected
that ho will ask much legniation be
yond tho necessary appropriation:!,
and there Id a general dlspisltl n to
grant theso. The Incrcnsu of tho
navy will receive much consideration,
but thero Is Ktlll opposition to tho
proposed ship of the Dreadnought
CUDAN CONGRESSMEN UNSEATED
The Seats of Those Elected In 1905
Declared Vacant by President.
Havana "l)y a decree, to be Is'iied
under specific authority or preuhkn of
tho United Slates, teats or all num
bers of the second series cf the Cuban
congress, ebctcd In 1005. will bu ae
clared vacant." This Mas (he an
nouncenii it 'undo by (Jov, Mugaon to
25 senators and members cf thu house,
who nttendcJ u confidence lu tho
THK FARMER IN WESTERN
The Quality of No. 1 Hard Wheat
Cannot Be Beaten.
Tho Canadian West in tho past five
or ten years has given a set back to
tho theory that large cities arc tho
backbono of a country and a nation's
best asset. Hero wo-havo a country
whero no city exceeds 100,000, and
whoro only ono comes within easy
distance of that flguro according to
tho census Just taken and whero no
other city reaches a population ex
ceeding 15,000. Tho places with a
population over 5,000 can bo counted
upon tho Angers ot ono hand, and yot
the prosperity that prevails Is somo
thing unprecedented in the history ot
ail countries past or present.
Tho reason for this marvelous
prosperity is not hard to seek. The
largo majority of tho 810,000 people
who inhabit Manitoba, Saskatchewan
and Alberta, havo gono on to tho farm,
and have botaken themselves to the
task of not only feeding and clothing
themselves, but of raising food for
others less happily circumstanced.
Tho crop of 1900, although not ab
normal, Is nn eye-opener to many who
previously had given llttlo thought to
tho subject. Ninety million bushels of
wheat at 70 cents per bushel $03,000,
000; 70,000,000 bushels of oats at 30
cents por bushel $22,800,000; 17,000,
000 bushels of barley at 40 centB per
bushel $6,800,000; makes a total of
$92,000,000. This Is altogether outsldo
tho root products; dairy produco, and
tho returns from tho cattle trade; tho
beet sugar Industry nnd tho various
other by-products of mixed farming.
when such returns nro obtainable
from tho soil It Is nut to be wondered
at that many are leaving tho congest
ed districts of the eayst, to tako upon
themselves tho life of tho prairie farm
and tho labor of tho houubandman.
With tho construction of additional
railroads now avenues, for agricultur
al cntorprlso aro opening up, and im
proved opportunities aro offered to tho
settler who understands pralrlo farm-
In l', and Is willing to do his part In
building up tho now country.
This is tho thetno that Mr. J. J. Hill,
tho veteran railroad builder In tho
West, has laid beforo the people In a
series of addresses which ho has
given at various points during tho
past few months, and, having been
for so long identified with tho devel
opment of tho West, thero aro few
men bettor qualified than ho to ox
press an opinion upon it. Tako caro
t-of tho country, says he, and tho cities
will tako caro of themselves.
Tho farmers of tho Western States
and tho Canadian West, aro moro
prosperous tlwa over beforo, and
when It cornea to measuring up re
sults, tho Canadian appears to have
somewhat tho better of it. His land
is cheaper in fact, tho government
continues to glvo frco homesteads to
settlers, and tho returns per aero aro
heavier when tho crop is harvested.
Farming land In tho Western States
runs from $C0 to $150 an aero nnd up,
whereas equally good soil may bo pur
chased In Canada for $8 to $15 per
acre, within easy reach of a shipping
point, and much of this Is available
for frco homestead ing. Tho quality ot
tho Canadian No. 1 hard wheat can
not be beaten, and tho returns to tho
ncro aro several bushels bettor than
on this sldo of tho lino; tho soil and
cllmato of that country being peculiar
ly adapted to wheat growing.
Tho fact is evidently appreciated
by tho largo number of American
farmers who havo in tho past two or
threo years settled In tho Canadian
West. Tho agents of tho Canadian
Government, whoso address will bo
found clsowherc, ndvlso us that for
tho fiscal year 1904-5, tho records
show that 4.1,5-13 Americans settled In
Canada, nnd In 1905-C tho number
reached 57,790. From all of which, It
appears that at present, there Is a
good thing In farming in Western
Canada, and thnt tho American farm
er is not slow to avail himself of It.
Wife Desertion Alarms.
So many Cincinnati wives havo been
deserted by their husbands of late that
tbo city council has taken steps to
ward putting a check on bucIi run
aways. It has been found that mort
gage loan sharks are contributing fac
tors in a great many cases. A man's
ability to mortgage his furniture with
out the knowlcdgo of bis wife la a
strong temptation to husbands of wcalc
will. An ordlnnnco has been Intro
duced making such mortgago of no
avail unless they bear the signature of
both husband and wife.
Sheer white goods, In fact, any fine
wash goods when now, owe much ot
their nttractlveness to tho way thoy
are laundered, this being dona In a
manner to enhnnco their textile beau
ty. Home laundering would bo equal
ly satisfactory If proper attention vtom
given to starching, the first essential
being good Starch, which has sufficient
strength to stiffen, without thickening
tho goods. Try Defiance Starch and
you will be pleasantly surprised at the
Improved appearance of your work.
Officers of New York Police.
Now York city has one captain or
sergeant for every 20 members ot the
LIKE A FAIRY TALE.
The Story of Postum Cereal In Vo.-dt
Tho growth of tho Postum Cereal
Co. is llko a fairy tale, but It Is true,
every word of it.
"Tho Door Unbolted" Is tho tltlo ol
a charming llttlo booklot Just Issued
by tho Company which tells, and Il
lustrates, tho story of this remark
ablo growth. It takes tho reader from
the llttlo white barn In which the
business was started Jan. 1, 1895,
through tho palatial offices and great
factory buildings of tho "White City"
that comprise Postumville, Battle
Tho llttlo white barn, so carefully
preserved, is a most interesting build
ing, for It represents tho humblo be
ginning of ono of tho country's great
est manufacturing enterprises ot to
day, an enterprise that has grown
from this llttlo barn to a wholo city
of factory buildings within but little
moro than ten years.
No less Interesting is tho quaint of
ficial homo of the Postum Cereal Co.
Tho general ofllco building of Mr. Post
and his associates Is a reproduction of
tho Shakespeare houso at Stratford-
on-Avon, and upon tho houso and Its
furnishings has been expended vast
sums of money, until the rooms aro
moro llko tho drawing rooms of tho
mansions of our multi-millionaires
than llko offices.
That Mr. Post has believed thor
oughly In tho Idea of giving to his
employes attractive and healthful
work rooms is proven not only by tho
general offlco building of tho Company
and its furnishings, but by his fac
tories as well, and of all of theso
things this beautiful llttlo booklet tells
tho interesting story. It will bo sent
to anyono on request.
It's often difficult to get oven with
peoplo who owe you money.
Lewis' Slnirlo Hinder strnl?bt Re. ynu
nav I0e for clB.irs not so pood. Your dcab-r
or Lowis' Factory, Peoria, III.
Almost any one can bo a power for
evil but It takes a man among men
to be a power for good.
Defiance Starch Is tho latest Inven
tion in that line and an improvement
on all other makes; It is more eco
nomical, docs better work, takes lost
time. Get it from any grocer.
Educator on Retired List.
Dr. J. Mclirydc, president of the
Virginia Polytechnic instltuto ol
Illaeksburg, Va., has been placed on
the retired list as a pensioner ot tin
Carnegie foundation. Ho is tho third
educator from Virginia to receive thll
Origin of Term "Grocer."
According to etymology, a "retail
grocer" is aB nbsoluto an impossibility
as a "weekly Journal." A grocer, or
"grosser" as It used to bo spelled, is
really a trader "in gross" that is to
say, in largo quantiti-.s, wholesale.
Englishmen of other days spoke of
"grosscrs of fish" and "grosser!) of
wine," and nn act of Edward HI. ex
pressly mentions that "grosscrs" dealt
In all manner of goods. In thoso days
splcer" was tho word for "grocer" In
tho modern sense. Ilut-lt happened
that the Grocers' company, founded In
Uio fourteenth century, specialized In
splcery and co "grocer" gradually took
tho placo of "splcer."
GAINED 34 POUNDS
Peralatont Anaemia Cured by Dr.
Wllllama' Pink Pills After Other
Remedlce Had Failed.
When I liemm tnltiiiir Dr. Wllltnma
Pink Pills," Bays Mrs. Nnthuuiol Field,
oi at. AiiiaiiH, somerset county, Maine,
"I wus tho palest, most bloodless person
you could imagine. My tongue und
gums wero colorless nnd my fingers and
curs wero lileo wax. I had two doctors
and thoy pronounced my trouble nntcmia.
Iliud spells of vomiting, could not eat,
in nice, om hoc uaro to, 1 bad such dis
tress after enting. My stomach was filled
with gas which caused mo awful ninnv.
Tiio backaclio I suffered was nt times
almoin unbearable und tho least exertion
iiiado my heart heat so fast that I could
hardly breutho. But thu worst of all was
tho splitting neuralgia headache which
uo vcr left nte for seven weeks. About this
tiniu I bud liml unverai nmiili utuillu
liuibs would bo cold and without any
luuiiug mm mo most ueatuiy seusutious
wuu ii i euuiu over mo.
"Nothing had helped me until I began
taking Dr.WilliaiiiH' Pink Pills, in fact,
I had grown worho every duy. After I
imii iiuieu mo puis a snore tnno I could
sco that they wero benefiting mo and
ono morning I uwoko entirely free from
pahn Tho distress after eating disnp
pcareil anil in threo weeks I could eat
anything I wanted nnd suffer uo incon
veiiicnco. I also slept soundly. I havo
takon several boxes of tho pills and havo
gained in weight from 120 to 151 pounds
und urn perfectly well now."
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills cure nmcniia
bcciiUKo they actuully make now blood.
For rheumatism, indigestion, nervous
headaches nnd many forms of wcnkncM
they aro recommended even if ordinary
medicines linvo failed. They are sold by
nil druggists, or will bosont postpaid, on
receipt of jirico, 50 cents per box. six
boxes for ii.HO, by tho Dr. Willlann
Medieluo Company, Scheueetady, N, Y,