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TO SELL TO CHINA.
United States Proposes Neutral Im
tkm off Mnnchurlan Roads.
81 Petersburg. Jan. 5.?The Rus
Forelrn office has received a
memorandum from the United
?t?te? Government proposing a solu?
tion of the Manchurlan problem the
aeutrellsatton of the railroads In
Manchuria by their sale to China, fi?
nanced by an International syndi?
The United States invites Russian
participation In such a scheme. The
supervision of the railroads would be
placed thereby in the handa of th9
powers responsible for the financial
arrangements, who would see that
the Uaee were conducted on a purely
business basis, and not used for poli?
tical or strategic purposes.
Last October, when a meeting was
arranged at Harbin between M.
KokoveofT. the Russian Minister of
Finance, and Prince Ho, president of
the Privy Council of Japan, the sale
Of the Russian railroad Interest In
Manchurlan territory was being seri
ily considered. The present plan
from that proposal by In
I abiding the Ji .panese. as well aa the
Jtasslan section r.f the Harbin and
DeUny railroad. 1 l# success ia de?
pendent upon Japan's assent
The advent ties of auch an ar
\rangement fr< m the viewpoint of
I International r datlons are believed to
be many. It would remove a constant
of i rit t Ion between Rusala
Japan; th? doctrine of equal op
pattunity wou d be safeguarded by
the powers, and, by the closing of
the Itnee to thji transport of troops
4an4 munition?. Russia's anxiety
wtth reference to a Japanese attack
Siberia vould he relieved. ,
Am< rlcan memorandum
farther aaaonticee that a syndicate
Seeapoeed of American and Engllsh
snen has seemed the concession for
the constructs n of a railroad from
AJgon, in Noi-thern Manchuria, to
CShia-Chow-Fu and that the British
seat American Governments Intended
to rapport It \ diplomatically. Thla
pert of the memorandum has been
received less : favorably by Russia,
par, though no statements has been
regardlBg It, officials. In dla?
this leature, have asserted
t Russia would strenuously
the i closing of the Russian
at leltsikhar, and be un
wttllng for a r?lroad to approach the
Amur frontier. This would
a heavy concentration of troops
M Blagovteaht mensk.
A WHi BMssmrd Ragtag
S?nger, suffering?often death
thousaals, who take colds,
and li.grippe?that terror of
and Wiring. Its danger sig
are "etuf'ed up" nostrils, lower
of nose sore, chills end fever,
ha the back of head, and a
1-grlpplni; cough. When Grip
as you value your life, don't
if getting Dr. Klng'a New Discov?
ery. "One bettle enred me." writes
A. U Dana, iif Pine Valley. Miss.,
?"after being laid up' Inree weeka
grip." for sore lungs, hem
oouifhs, colds, whooopli.g
bronchitis, asthma, it's su
50c. 11. Guaranteed by
t's Drug Store.
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People Should Not Walt Until
It Is Too Late,
The appalllig death-nte from kkl
jsay dlesest Ii due In .nost cases to
the fact that tie little kidney troubles
aWS usually ongelcted until they be
?ssse serious. The ellght symptoms
fjgrs place to chronic disorders and
the sufferer |oee gradually Into the
of rlli betes, dropsy, Brlght's
gravel or some other aeri?
form of l.ldney complaint,
if you suffer from backache, head?
aches, dlssy spells; If the kidney se
Stations are li Tegular of passage and
??natural in appearance, do not de?
lay. Help ihn kidneys at once.
Doan's Kid icy Pill, are especially
for kidney disorders?they cure
where others fall. Over one hundred
thousand people have recommended
them. Here's a case at home:
Mrs. Wm. Hultman, 5 E. Calhoun
WL, 8umter. lt. C. says: "I found
Doan's Kidney pills to be an excel?
lent remedy. ?Iy back ached for some
time and I '*as In almost constant
misery I finally saw Doan's Kidney
Pills advertlfed, procured a box at
China's drug store and used them In
accordance with the directions. They
relieved the pains and strengthened
my back a id I have not been
troubled sine <. I gladly recommend
Doan s Kidney Pills."
For sale by all dealers. Price 60
cents. Fos?e:-MUburn Co., Buffalo,
Mew York, s<le agents for the United
Remember the name?Doan's?and
take no othei._No. II.
Will cui e a cough or cold no
matter how severe and prevent
pneumonia and consumption.
This is to certify that all
druggists ire authorized to re
fund your money if Foley'a
Honey anl Tar fails to cure
your cough or cold. Contains
no opiates. The genuine is in a
yellow package, emu tSttTTTtTU
SIEBEFTS DRUQ STORE.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Will the City Council Order the Ar?
rest of Numerous Large Taxpay?
ers and Influential Citlicns for Ig?
noring the Law?
From the Daily Item, Jan. 5.
As predicted in yesterday's Dally
Item, there is trouble ahead for all
property owners, who,, owning resi?
dences and places of business with?
in tho area bounded by Bartlett and
Canal, and Sumter and Harvln |
Streets, failed to connect such estab?
lishments with the sewerage system
by January 1st, 1910. This Includes
property facing on both sides of the
four boundary streets above men?
At a meeting of the city board of
health held last night the health of?
ficer was called upon for informa?
tion ss to the number of places un?
connected, and city Engineer W,
Loring Lee, supplying information
as to the actual number of places
connected, It developed that fully
two-thirds wore not connected as
provided for by the sewerage and
plumbing ordinances by actual count
of the residences, stores, offices, and
other buildings within that district.
It war the unanimous opinion of
the board of health'. Dr. B. B. Booth.
Dr. E. R. Wilson. Mr. R. K. Wilder,
and Mr Isaac Schwartz being pres?
ent, and Dr. Holman, absent, that
ample time had been allowed by the
two extensions of time granted by
city council for every place within
the prescribed area to be connected
by January 1st, 1910.
Furthermore It was contended
that it waa not fair to discriminate,
as a number of citizens have com?
plied with the law, whereas many
others, 'two-thirds, have neglected to
connect, and the board of health
thinks It Is now time to begin a rigid
enforcement of the law.
Therefore, a sweeping resolution
was adopted instructing the secre?
tary and Health Officer to call to
the attention of the mayor and city
council the fact that the time limit,
January lat, 1910, for the connection
of all places of busineas and resi?
dences within the above mentioned
limits haa expired. And that fully
two-thirds of the property owners
therein have failed to comply with
the provisions of the ordinance, and
the resolutions of city council ex?
tending said time to January 1st,
1910. And it Is further recommend?
ed i.hat the mayor and aldermen im?
mediately enforce the provisions of
the ordinance, ant) that the health
officer furnish to the city council
the names of all property owners
who have violated the ordinance by
failure to connect their buildings
with the sewerage system, If such
Information la dealred by city coun?
If city council adopts the resolu?
tions of the board of health it la the
duty of the health officer to immedi?
ately make affidavits against all who
have failed to comply with the ordi?
nance, and to request Recorder
Hurst to issue warrants for their
arrest and trial, If city council doe?
not otherwise order.
The board of health contends that
unless the law is enforced It is use?
less to have any such law or a sew?
erage system. The enforcement of
the law will work no hardship on
the big majority of the property
owners, many of whom are financial?
ly able to have connected their
buildings long ago, but who wilt
never connect Just as long as there
la any extension of time.
In order to be abaolutely just the
board feela that the enforcement of
the law, which ahould have gone In?
to effect last May, is the only way
to have the thickly settled portions
of the busineas and residential sec?
Every one has had ample notice
and ample time. Some of the prop?
erty owners have actually given out
contracts long ago and then counter?
manded them when the extension of
times was granted. Many property
owners who actually were compelled
to make aacrlflcea In order \o con?
nect have done ao many months
ago. There are some conditions, de?
trimental to the public, forcing the
connections with the sewerage sys?
tem of such places, and the owners
of these places are financially able
to connect without any Inconvenience
to or hardships upon themselves
t'ther. In the mean time the gener?
al public suffers because of the neg
lct to connect these places which
can not possibly be made sanitary
except by sewerage connections.
The penalty for failure or negleci
to connect with the public aeweri
within the area preacrlbed, by Janu?
ary ist, l;?io. provided for In sec?
tion No. 40 of this ordinance Is ai
Bfo, 10, Any parson who vlolataa
any of the provisions of Beetloni i lo
It, inclueiva, whether In doing thai
whloh is forbidden, or in failure to
do thai widen is required, shall be
deemed guilty of an offense against
the City, and on conviction thereof
before the Reoorder, shall ba lined ?
sum not exceeding one hundred
($100.00) dollars, or be Imprlsloncd
for a term of not exceeding thirty
(30) days, with or without labor on I
the streets and public ways of said i
City; and if the violation is a con?
tinuing one, each day that It con?
tinues, after a conviction thereof,
shall be deemed a separate offense,
and be punished as provided in this
The Blighting Influence of Monopoly.
In an address in New York on
Tuesday Mr. Plnchot, Chief Forester
of the United States, discussed a new
and striking aspect of the problem
of conserving the natural resources
of the nation. The American people,
he said, have made up their minds
that these resources must be conserv?
ed. The question of vital importance
is to whose benefit shall the conser?
vation of the coal lands, the forests
and the water power conduce?to the
welfare of the nation or to the ad?
vantage and profit of monopolists?
The issue, in Mr. Pinchot's view, is
drawn sharpely between special and
privileged and self-seeking interests
on one side and the rights of the
masses on the other, "between gov?
ernment by men for human welfare
end government by money for prof?
Mr. Pinchot maintains that mon?
opoly leads inevitably to a lowering
of moral standards, and that the ul?
timate result Is to Increase the num?
ber of "corner loafers" and to pro?
mote the traffic of the "white slave"
traders. This is putting the case with
almost startling candor. Yet the
argument of the Chief Forester Is,
on the whole, sound and worthy of
thoughtful consideration. When, as
he says, monopolies obtain control of
the sources of production, opportuni?
ties for employment are restricted
and vast numbers of men and wo?
men And it Increasingly difficult to
make a fair living. Desperation is
followed by demoralization, and ul?
timately by degradation In the case
of many un'ortunate persons. It Is
undeniable that the country has
made phenomenal progress in a ma
ter'al way, but despite and not on
account of the growth of monopolies.
And it has lad to pay the price?a
terrible one?In the undermlnding of
morals and In the wreck of charac?
ter which can be traced directly to
the result ol monopolies.
Mr. Poncrots warning Is an Im?
pressive one It concerns an evil
which Is the, prolific source of evils.
It does not make the situation less
intolerable tj reflect that some of
the monopol sts who have acquired
immense riches through special prl
vlltge are, In their private lives,
model citizens, and In their personal
transactions conform to the accept?
ed code of morals. But If such men.
In the exercise of the ' advantages
which they possess through monopo?
lies, are absolutely Indifferent to the
welfare of the masses, If they extort
undue profits from the poor, If they
perpetuate their special privileges
through political corruption and by
debauching legislative bodies, they
are, however blameless In private
life, public enemies. These men
might be shocked to hear that they
are responsible In any way to any
degree for the moral degradation of
the victims of monopoly. But this,
in effect, is Mr. Pinchot's indict?
In the social and moral, as well as
in the econamlc sense, monopoly of
the sources of production and of the
necessaries of life has Inflicted griev?
ous injury upon the people of the
Un'ted States. The people, Mr. Pln?
chot asserts, have lost more than
they can ev-?r regain by gifts of pub?
lic property forever and without
charge to men who gave nothing in
return. There is no limit to the greed
of the monopolies. Their hands are
now stretched out to seize what is
left of the natural resources of the
nation. Shall they obtain possession
through the indifference of the com?
placence of Government? It is right
here, as the Chief Forester exclaims,
that the conservation policy touches
the dally life of the people. The pop?
ulation of the United States is grow?
ing steadily by natural increase and
by immigration. It is essential, mor?
ally as well as economically, that the
avenues of employment shall be en?
larged, not restricted, by monopolis?
tic control. Mr. Plnchot has put
the question to the people and to
the Taft administration frankly and
forcefully. There is food for serious
reflection In what he says.?Balti
I more Sun.
?Chamberlain's Cough Remedy Is
a very valuable medicine for throat
and lung troubles, quickly relieves
and cures painful breathing and a
dangeroualy sounding cough which
indicates congested lungs. Sold by
W. W. Sibert.
joy cometh not In the early morn
t<i the man who has been making a
night Of it.
?The busiest and mightiest little
thing that ever was made is Cham?
berlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets.
They do the work whenever you re
uulre their aid. These tablets change
weakness Into strength, llstlessness
Into energy, gloominess into joyous
ness. Their action is so gentle one
don't realize they have taken a pur?
gative. Sold by W. W. Sibert.
In Just Five Months
wy et h * S
HAIR R E M E ?Y
Grew a Full Growth ot Hair on a Bald Head
Here's the Proof
For two or three years my hair hart been
falling out and getting quite thin, until the
top of my head was entirely bald. About
four months ago I commenced tfeing
Gage and Sulphur. The first bottle
seemed to do some good and I kept using;
it regularly, until now I have used four bot.
ties. The whole top of my head la now
fairly covered with hair and it keeps com?
ing in thicker. I shall keep on using it a
while longer, as I notice a constant im?
provement. 8TEPHEN BACON.
Rochester, N. T.
State op New York ?
County of Monroe J
Stephen Bacon, being duly sworn, says
that he has read the statement aoove an?
nexed and that the contents of said state?
ment are true.
Sworn to before bm this 31st day of July, 1903.
Hknrt w. hall.
The birthright of every man, woman and child?a full,
healthy head of hair. If your hair is falling, if it is full of
dandruff, or if it is faded or turning gray. It Is diseased
and should be looked after without delay,
WYETH'S SAGE AND SULPHUR HAIR REMEDY, a true
Hair Tonic and Restorer, removes dandruff in a few days,
stops hair falling in one week, and starts a new growth in
Wyeth*s Sage and Sulphur does not soil the skin nor
injure the hair; but it is an ideal hair dressing that Will re?
store faded and gray hair to natural color and keep the
hair soft and glossy.
50c. and $1.00 ? Bottle?At all Druggists
Or Sent Direct. Ex prose Prepaid. Upon Receipt of Prico
Wyeth aemical Company, ?^v!
For sale and recommended by
W. W. SIBERT'S DRUG STORE
EVERYBODY WANTS TO KNOW.
Many Investigations Into Increased
Cost of Living.
Wisjilngton, Jan. 6.?Three impor?
tant developments today marked the
Inquiries started with a view to as?
certaining the responsibility for the
Increased cost of living.
Senator Elklns, of West Virginia,
and Senator Crawford, of South Da?
kota, introduced resolutions provid?
ing for a congressional Investigation. '
The war department announced to i
congress that there was a deficiency
of $1,595,635 for the subsistence of
the army during the present year,
mainly because of the enhanced cost
of food. Secretary Wilson declared
he would cease his investigation if
congress interfered. !
Senator Elkins' resolution calls for
an "exhaustive Investigation" Into
the matter by a committee of five
senators. Senator Crawford calls up?
on the Secretary of Commerce and
Labor for figures showing the in?
creases in wholesale and retail prices
during the last decade and the causes
for such increases.
The army's plight was set forth in
an appeal to congress to provide more
funds to feed, clothe and maintain
the force, which is greater than was
estimated for in the appropriation
bill. The petition was accompanied
by a list prepared by the commissary
general showing increases in many
staples in 1909 over the cost of 1908.
All this activity has resulted in
winning recruits to the proposed Na?
tional Anti-Trust League, which ex?
pects to compel reductions In the
price of staples when they rise above
certain levels, through the employ?
ment of a concerted and legal boy?
cott of such staples. The promoters
here are receiving a flood of letters
from all over the United States pledg?
Mr. Richardson Explains.
Sumtcr, Jan 6.?As I was accredit?
ed in last evening's Item with having
recommended to our County Board
of Commissioners "that the legisla?
tive delegation be requested to have
a law enacted requiring murder
trials to be held In the county in
which the crime is committed and
not in the county where the victim
dies." Please allow me to state that I
am not entitled to the honor of hav?
ing made such a recommendation. I
was, however, honored by the worthy
members of the Board with an inter?
view at which I suggested a plan by
which Sumtcr County (or any oth^r
County In the State) could be re?
imbursed in the future for all ex?
penses Incurred in the trial of per?
sons accused of High Crimes and
misdemeanors which originated in
whole oi in part outside of the coun?
Thos. B. Richardson.
ROT. I. W. Williams Testifies.
?Rev. I. W. Williams. Huntington.
W Ya., writes us as follows: "This
is to certify that I used Foley's Kid?
ney Remedy for nervous exhaustion
and kidney trouble and am free to
say that Foley's Kidney Remedy will
do all that you claim for it." Slbert's
THE BIGGEST GRAFT.
The Deficit in the Postal Service Due
To Excessive Subsidies Paid to
In his annual report Postmaster
General Hitchcock states that the re?
ceipts of the Postoffice Department
for the fiscal year 1908-1909 aggre?
gated $203,562,383?an amount
which, it is suggested, would pay for
the construction and equipment of 18
battleships of the Dreadnought type.
The expenditures of the department
were $221,004,000?making a deficit
of $17,441,617. Mr. Hitchcock as?
serts that the carriage of second-class
mail matter entailed a loss of $64,
000,000 upon the government in the
last fiscal year, while the rural free
delivery system, according to his re?
port, Involved a further loss of $28,
000,000. Another source of loss is
the free transportation of mail under
President Taft and his Posmaster
General profess to be anxious to wipe
out the deficit In the Postoffice De?
partment and to make the mail ser?
vice of the United States self-support?
ing. Their desire to effect this laud?
able consummation Is no greater than
that of the nearly 90,000,000 of
Americans who are taxed to maintain
the service, and contributed $203.
562,383 to Its maintenance in the
last fiscal year. The first step toward
economy and reform in the postal
service is through revision of the gov?
ernment's contracts with the rail?
roads for the carriage of the mails.
The cost to the government of trans?
porting second-class mail matter Is
9.2 cents a pound. This amounts
practically to a subsidy to the rail?
roads. The wise and essential thing
for the government to do Is to over?
haul Its contracts with the railroads,
to stop paying the railroads enor?
mous bounties and to get down to a
practical business basis. It Is the gen?
eral conviction that, with the aid of
powerful influences in congress, the
railroads have exploited the govern?
ment mercilessly in respect to the
transportation of malls. If the pres?
ent administration Is as eager as it
professes to be to make the postal
service self-supporting, Its Influence
Will be exerted to its full extent to
cut down the excessive sums paid to
the railroads for the transportation
of mails. This is the main cause of
the deficit, and until this abuse is
remedied there will be no relief for
the taxpayers. Until congress strikes
at the root of the evil?the subsidy
paid to the railroads in gr >ss over?
charging?it will be lmpossible to ob?
tain Rn economical and at the same
t me adequate postal service.
Ft may be taken for grants!! thai
the i tibllc will not consent any cur?
I f?! ment uf the advantage* which it
derives from the rural free-delivery
service. That service has justified it
sell* and is Indispensable. Th< loss i
sustained from the op< ration of this
branch of the postal system would
not be entailed uoph the government
it' the railroads were paid only ? fall
and reasonable rate for transporting
the mails. Abuses of the franking
privilege ought to be remedied, an
the sooner this Is done the better.
Hut. alter all, this is but a minor
abuse compared with the abuse Of
which the government Itself Is guilty
in handing over extravagant subsidies
to the railroads.?Baltimore Sun.
NEW PETTICOATS FIT SNUGLY.
AH Fullness and Lines Are Now Be?
ing Done Away With.
The new petticoats that are to be
seen in most of the smart shops show
the constant effort of the dressmaker
to get rid of all fullness that might
possibly break a line or displace a
curve of the hourglass silhouette,
says The Delineator for January. Un?
der suits and separate skirts the
petticoat is fitted very closely to the
figure with neither pleats nor gath?
ers at the back. It fastens at the left
side of the front.
The French dressmaker deplores
the fact that some unenlightened wo?
men still Insist on wearing petticoats
or rather a petticoat, under their
princess dresses. For them they
have invented a slip that takes the
place really of the petticoat and che?
mise?it Is, indeed, a combination of
them both. It fits the figure very
closely and is buttoned or hooked
down the centre of the back. Like
the separate petticoat, It Is finished
at the bottom with a plaited flounce
that is extremely soft and unasser?
?Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
never disappoints those who use It
for obstinate coughs, colds and ir?
ritations of the throat, and lungs. It
stands unrivalled as a remedy Tor all
throat and lung diseases. Sold by
W. W. Sibert.
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