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Weelly Journal Detoled to the lateresls of Lancaster County in Particular; the Northern Wecfc and Rappahannock Valley ia General, and the World at large.
IRVINGTON, VIRGINIA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 1910.
CHAS. M. STRUVEN & CO.,
Brokers and Commission
MENHADEN FISH SCRAP
AND FISH OiL.
114 S. FREDER1CK STREET., BALTIMORE, MD.
Establlehed ln 1S62.
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Recelvera, Shippers, Dealers,
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MBA.L.. BEST STONE LIME IN BARREL8.
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VIRGINIALAW8 COMPLIED WITH.
SASH, DOORS AND BLINDS,
WINDOW AND DOJR FRAMES,
HARDWARE, PORCH AND STAIN WORK,
PAINTS, OILS AND QLASS.
CLARK SASH & DOOR CORPORATION,
FRANK T. CLARK, Pres. and Manager,
Cor. Plume and Randolph Sts.,
NORFOLK, = = VIRGINIA.
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SASH, MANTEL.S, PAINTS, BUILDING,
DOORS, TILING, OILS, PAPERS,
BLINDS, GRATES, GLASS, VARNISHES,
MOULDINGS, BRACKETS, ETC.
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Sash, Doors and Blinds,
Paints, Oila and Glass,
Cabinet Mantels, Tiles and Grates,
Paroid and Naponset Rooflng and Sheathing.
WRITE FOR PRICES.
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MONUMENTS AND GRAVESTONES
IV 1AKBLE AND GBANITE.
We pay freight and guarantee safe delivery.
As we employ no Canvassers or Agent8 no commissions must
be added to our prices, therefore we can use first clasa material
and finish it right.
LAROE3T STOCK IN THE SOUTH.
When in Norfolk caJl on ua. You will find what you want; aee and
know what you are buyin* aad can aet it quickly.
THECOUPER MARBLE WORKS,
(Eatab'.iahcd GO Yeara)
169 to 163 Bank St.. Norfolk, Va.
"A VIRGINIA COMPANY FOR VIRGINIA PEOPLE"
We are a Virginia Company and can give you the best that money can buv
in Life Insurance. Guaranteed by our Mother State, ??V IKGIN I A ,?? to be as
good aa the best. $ 100,000.00 in bonda deposited with Treaaurer of Vir?
ginia at Richmond, as a guarantee and protection to Policy Holders. Our record
can be learned by reference to Department of Insurance at Richmond. A Life
Insurance Company that canoperate in Virginia, under ita laws, and to pass the
inspection of its Insurance Department must be good.
Our representative will call on you shortly. Let him explain our policies
then if you can better yourself elsewhere, don't msure with us. **N UFF ?EI>."
Our reference is Virginia's best people.
SECUR1TY LIFE INSURANCE GO. OF AHERICA.
220-28 Seaboard Bank Building,
NORFOLK, - = VIRGINIA.
B. H. BAIRD,
GENERAL FIRE INSURANCE.
rosTorrice and phone- WAR8AW, VIRGINIA.
Representing Companies having combined
assnts of over $11 .OOOfOOO.
HAXBURG BREHEN FIftE INSURANCE CO., Hambarg, Germany.
VIRGINIA PIRE A MARINE INSURANCE CO- Rlchmoad, Va!
SPRINGFIELD FIRE & HARINE INSURANCE CO., Sprlntfleld, Mass'.
VIRGINIA STATE INSURANCE CO., Richmaad, Va
THE OREAT POLICY-HOLPERS' CO,
-1. Why ls lt tbst the Union Central, while Its preminma are low can na%
the largest dividendst ' * '
lBt. Becanee the company ls chotce ln solecting Its rieks. Conseqnence: t
?Snd. Becsnse for twenty yeara lt has realized the highest lnterest rate.
_2. With what resultf
We farnlsh maximam lnsarance at minlmnm coat.
Before taking Life Inaarance write for rates ln the great Pollcy-holder
iO. P. PALMFR ard R. H. NORRI8, Kilmarnock, Va.
A. O. BALL, Mohiak, Va.
M. 8. 8TRINGFRLLOW, Brandy, Va.
To be esrnest; to be strong;
To make light the way with song;
Slow to anger; quick to praise;
Walking steadfast through the days,
Firm of purpose, sure of soul,
Pressing onward to the goal,
Upright, even, undismayed,
Sure, serene, and unafraid.
To be patient; to be kind;
To be purposef ul, and find
Sweetness all along the way;
Loath to judge, but firm to say
Truth with unrelenting tongue
By no cavil veered or swung
From the right; and to endure
Hopeful, helpful, clean, and pure.
To be gentle; to forgive;
True to life and glad to live;
To be watchful and to be
Rich with boundlesscharity;
To be humble in success.
Strong of heart in bitterness,
Tender, gracious, thoughtful, good
In our man-and-womanhood.
To be smiling; to be glad
For the yesterdays we've had;
To be grateful all the way
For the beauties of today;
To be hopeful and to see
In the days that are to be,
Bigger, better, broader things,
Robes of purple, crowns of kings!
?N. D. Bismarck, in Colliers.
Of Interest to Farmers and Stock
and Fruit Growers.
Only 5i per cent of the total area of
the world is tillable.
A farmer can treat a fence post with
creosote for about 10 cents and make
it last twenty years.
President Finley, of the Southern
railwsy, says "No one can look for
ward into the future with greater con
fidence than can the farmer, and in my
opinion there is no area of equal %ex
tent in the world where the agricul
tural outlook is better than in our
Mr. T. O. Sandy, of Nottoway coun
ty, is quoted as a model example of
successful farming because he realized
netprofits for three years of $1,232 on a
tract of ten acres. That must be a
trood profit, or Mr. Sandy and the news
papera would not be bragging about it,
but how does it compare with the poul?
try yard of 40 square feet on which
was made $1,500 in one year??Index
A story is going the rounds that not
long ago a Maine man purchased a tract
of swamp land which his neighbors said
was worthless for agricultural purposes.
He drained the land and planted pota
toes on a portion of it. It yielded him
nine thousand bushels of first quality
potatoes. There are probably thou
sands of acres of swamp land in Vir?
ginia now undeveloped, which would do
the same. There is gold enough with?
out going into mines to hunt for it, and
much less danger of being blown up in
quest of it.?Tidewater Democrat.
A Kansas grand jury has been at
work on eggs. As they work out the
problem it costs the farmer under nor
mal conditons 12 cents a dozen to
raise eggs that he sells to the country
merchant for 25 cents, a profit of more
than 100 per cent. The country mer?
chant crates the eggs and ships them
and receives but 27 cents, allowing him?
self two-thirds of a cent a dozen over
and above expenses. The produce deal
er sells for 30 cents, leaving himself
three cents a dozen to cover the cost
and the loss of handling, while the re
tailer in Kansas City sells at 35 cents a
"WHAT IS WRONG WITH
OUR PDBLiC SCHOOLS/
The forgoing is thegeneric title of an
extraordinary series of six special arti
cles, by Joseph M. Rogers, to be
published in Lippincott's Magazine,
beginning with the January issue. Notice
that there is no interrogation-point
after the title. It is not a question.
Mr. Rogers is dealing with facts?facts
ascertained by him after months of the
most arduous and careful research.
Says Mr. Rogers:
"There is something wrong with the
public schools. More than that, there
is something fundamentally wrong with
our theories of education. We teach,
but we do not educate. We SDend a
good deal of money and energy to little
purpose. It is not necessary to prove
these atatements. They are admitted
by educators, from university presi
dents to primary teachers; by school
administrators, from state and federal
officials down to those in the smallest
country districts; by parents the country
over; while children themselves are, of
course, dissatisfied. This series of
articles is designed to examine?un
technically?the defects of exiating
systems, offer some constructive criti
oism, and make suggestions looking
toward improvement. It is hoped
through them to arouse among both
parents and teachers a deeper interest
in the needs of our public schools, to the
end that there may be less complaining
and more intelligent effort to amend
Some months ago, Mr. Rogers con
tributed to Lippincott's a series of
papers entitled "Educating Our Boys,"
which attracted wide attention. Tbe
new series will make a still stronger
appeal, for it deals clearly and suc
cinctly with a topic of vital interest to
every man, woman and child in tbe
United States. Teachers everywhere
and, in fact, everybody who is directly
or indirectly interested in the cause of
education, will find these articles help
ful and enlightening. The first, on
"Some Notable Deficiencies," will ba
found in the January number. Other
papers, on "Education Outside of
Books," "The Teacher," "Some Re
forms Suggested," "The Cost of Im
provements," and "A Model School
Outlined," will appear in consecutive
numbers. It is not too much to say
that this is one of the most striking
and noteworthy series of articles ever
brought out by any magazine.
RESOLUTION FOR THE NEW YEAR.
The noblest resolution that any citizen
could make for the new year would be
the resolution to live more faithfully
by the golden rule, that sublime princi
ple of conduct for this world and for all
worlds. Failure to live by this law
causes the chief sorrows ana collisions
among men, Bays Edwin Markham in
Let each earnest man eearch into his
words and ways. determined to find the
special manner in which he breaks the
golden law?his special habit that works
injustice or unhappiness in his shop,
his office, his home, his city. He will
find, perhaps, that in the shop he is in
the habit of misplacing tools, and this
hinders the work of his comrades; that
in the office he is in the habit of being
late in keeping appointments, and thus
steals other people's time; that in the
club he is in the habit of belittling
worthy competitors, and thus Joins the
gang of thieves who steal reputations;
that in the home he is in the habit of
monopolizing the conversation, and thus
fails to draw out the powers of othera;
that in the city he is in the habit of
spitting on the sidewalk, and thus spoils
the comfort of his townsmen; that in
business he is in the habit of misrepre
senting his goods, and thus robs under
the cover of eustom.
PRESIDENT HELFS OKPHANS.
Hundreda of orphann have been hclped by the
Preaidcnt of The Induatrial and Orphan'a Horn.
at af&con. Ga.. who writca: "We hav. uaed El?
tricTBitters in this Institution for nlne yeara. It
haa proved a moat excellent medicine for Stomach.
Liverand Kidney troublca. W? rexard It aa one
of the best family medicinea on earth." It inviao"
ratea the vital oramna. purinea the blood. aida di
acation. createa appctitc. To strcnathen and
build up thin. pale. weak children or run-down
people it haa no equal. Baat for female complainta.
Only 50c at all drusaista.
THE GOVERNMENT AND
The magazines are chief producers of
the lucrative business of the postoflice.
Even without revision of the very favor
able contracts with the railroads for
carrying the mail, and without the oth?
er economies that could be brought
about by a better business organiza
tion of the postal service, there is so
large a profit collected by the Govern?
ment upon all the business that the post?
oflice does for private patrona, includ
ing the newspapers and periodicals,
that this surplus practically pays the
Government's own great bill for carry?
ing and distributing its own mail mat
ter. The magazines and periodicals of
this country confessedly surpass in
merit those of any other part of the
world. Their merit ia due to their
patronage by a!great and intelligentna
tion spread from the Atlantic to the
Pacific. A hostile postal policy such as
Mr. Taft proposes would have made
impossible the development of such val
uable and beautiful expressions of our
life as are typified, for example by the
Century Magazine. Let the Post-Office
Department set its own house in order,
give us a balance-sheet of its real trans
actions as the other departments of
the Government do, rid itself of its
harmful and extravagant relationa to
politics and party spoils, and bring a
permanent business head to the conduct
of its large affairs. Then, if necessary
to deal with such delicate questions as
radical chpnges in rates, there will be
time enough to discuss them on their
merits.?From "The Progress of the
World," in the American Review of
Reviews for January.
PEARLS FROM THE SHELLS.
It chills my blood to hear the blest
Rudely appealed to on each trifling
Maintain your rank; vulgarity despise;
To swear is neither brave, polite, nor
Little self-denials, little honesties,
little pas3ing words of sympathy, little
nameless acts of kindness, little silent
victories over favorite temptations?
these are the silent threads of gold
which, when woven together, gleam
out so brightly in the pattern of life
that Godapproves.?Canon Farrar.
A thoughtful man said recently that
the familiar old motto, "A prophet is
not without honor save in his own
country," should be provided with a
companion piece in these days?"A
hero is not without glory save to the
next generation." The man or woman
vho has performed some great service
for the world gets his or her proper
meed of praise and acclaina while those
great deeds are still fresh and warm,
and gains a lasting and even greater
fame when history has put them upon
its pedestal; but there is a sorry inter
val to the aged great who have out
lived their own generation and linger
on after their splendid achievements
BRAVE FIRE LADDIES
often roceive aevere burna. putting out firee. Then
uae Bucklen'a Arnica Salve and foraet them. It
a?n drivea eut pain. For Burna. Scalda. Wounda.
Cuta and Bruiaea ita earth'a aramteat healer.
Quickly curee Skin Eruptiona. Old Sorea. Boila,
Ulcera. Felona; beat Pile cnm made. Relief ia
inatant. 25c at all drumriata.
THROUGH THE SHADOWS.
Through the shadows let me smile,
Through the thunder let me sing;
I have bled my mlle by mile,
I have felt the lightning's sting,
Nothing can be worse to know
Than the things we've known ere this;
Through the tempests let me go
With keen lipa the sleet to kiss.
Through the battle let me trust,
'Neath the bludgeons let me keep
Faith in dreams that make the dust
Splendid in a valoe of sleep.
There's no woanding we've not felt,
There's no saber like the steel
Of the storms that round us'pelt
Who have lived and found it real.
Through the conflict let me mount
As a winged one, with no heed
To the wounda that others count
Or tbe hurta from which they bleed,
Through the ahadows let me smile,
Through the darkness let me dream
Of the light that breaks erewhile
In a gleam beyond the gleam.
Law Should Provide for Better
Information to the Tax-payers.
The Impartial Reporter of Front
Royal has begun a mova to have pub
lished the public transactions, both for
county and State, so that the people
may know where the money taken for
taxes goes. The items enumeratcd in
the list which ahould be publiahed in
some paper are as follows:
Publication of bids for City and Coun?
ty contract work.
Publication of State and national
Proceedings of Council in each City,
and Board of Supervisors in each Coun?
All trustees, administrators, execu
tors and commissioners notices.
Notices to tax-payers stating place
where treaaurer will sit for collection
List of delinquent lands.
Amount of license tax paid by mer
List of peraons paying income tax
and amount of same.
Liat of delinquents for non-payment
of peraonal tax.
Notice of time to pay capitation tax,
Proceedings and regular statement
of school board.
Notice of every civil suit should be
If the defendants are residenta of
the county they ahould be served by
a summona, but publication should be
requiredfor non-residents of the county.
The docket of every trial court should
be published, showing names of liti
gants, nature of action, namea of at
torney and trial day.
Attachment for debt ahould be pub?
Official bonds with names of sureties
should be published.
Conatables' sales should be adver
tised, as should the sales of receivers,
Substance of every county contract
should be published, tncluding the re
jection as well as the allowance of all
Notice of intention to apply for sa
loon license should be published.
That the canvassing board should
publish the number of ballots cast in
the county for each political candi
date and announce the successful can
That all laws enacted by the General
Assembly ahall be published.
Some of these are already provided
for, but a more general observance of
the policylshould be required. The idea is
an excellent one. It is to be hoped that
the next legislature will take up the
$100 KEWARD, $100.
The readera of thia paper will bepieaaed to learn
that there ia at laaat one dreaded diseaae that
science haa been able to cure in all ita atagea. and
that is Catanh. Hall'a Catarrh Cure ia the only
poaitive cure now known to the medical fraternity.
Catarrh beinar a conatitutional diaeaae. requiree a
conatitutional trcatment. Hall'a Catarrh Cure ia
taken intemally. aetin* direetly upon the blood
and mucoua aurfacea of the ayatem. thereby de
atroyina the foundation of the diaeaae. and givir.g
the patient atreng-th by buildin* up the conatitu
tion and aaaiatina nature in doina ita work. Tbe
propriatora have ao mucb faith in ita curative
powera that they offer One Hundred Dolhva for
any case that it faila to cure. Send for liat of
Addreaa: F. J. Chkney a Co., Toledo. 0.
Sold by Druaa-iaU. 75c.
Take Hall'a Famiiy Pilla for conatipation.
The Nev* York Herald gives some
excellent advice to girls, which, if they
will practise will make them beautiful,
or at any rate more comfortable and
useful in the world, which is after all
better than beauty. The writer says
girls can lay up a store of health to fall
back on so to speak, and one is to take
a day off just to get out of doors and
sniff the fresh air, see the woods and
tread on the grass. Have your bed
close to the open window even if it is
city air, for any air from out doors is
better than that of your room. Quit
tea and coffee; neither are nutritious
and are in many casea injurious. You
can do without meat, at least with only
a small allowance, and feel the better
for it, and eat all the "grecns" you
Health is the best thing in the world.
Without it you can enjoy nothing; work
is drudgery and pleasure half-hearted.
The girl with bright eyes and rosy
cheeks is a joy to look at, whether she
be plain or pretty.
When you feel well every pleasure is
intensified tenfold, the sky seems bluer
and the sun brighter, and life a joyous
If you are nervous and tired out, and
feel half sick most of the time, nothing
seems worth while. To be healthy you
must take proper care of yourself, and
that means fresh air and sensible living.
Greasy, indigestible food will make
you feel like you have not a friend in
the world. Plenty of good watei will
do you more good than all tbe soda
water and coca-cola in the drug stores.
Throughout the country very many
men are gunning just now for rabbits.
They do not know they are destroying
In Austria rabbits are driven into
corrals and clubbed to death. In our
own Western orchards the rabbit is
such a pest that the trees must be pro
tected by wire at the lower end of the
But the rabbit is a fairly good thing
to eat. So is the clean rodent?even
the muskrat. Man eats anything, as a
matter of fact, which is palatable. An
oyster does not invite. Thackeray has
remarked upon the courage of the first
man who attempted one.
So with rabbits. Some women are
so squeamish that they would as eoon
eat a cat. It might be well to ask
them: Why will you eat ham, the
meat of the filthiest animal there is, or
chicken, the foulest next, and yet
revolt at the thought of eating a steak
of the cleanest of allanimals, the horse?
RABBIT ANSWERS PRAYER.
It may have been just a coincidence,
but the hungry have been known to be
fed through prayer. Here goes a sto
ry from Nanticoke, Pa., for what it is
Having gone through the hunting
season without tasting a rabbit stew, of
which she is particularly fond, Mrs.
Mary Coleman prayed that her appe
tite for rabbit might be appeased, and
as she had great faith in prayer, she
waited hopefully all morning for some
hunter friend to bring one.
At dinnertime the rabbit had not
come, and she went into the cellar for
potatoes. In the potato bin sat a rab?
bit, too frightened to run, and one blow
with a stick killed it. Mrs. Coleman
says she never ate a better stew.
THE UNITED STATES
vs. JOSEPH G. CANNON.
Said Representative Murdock in the
ofhce of the Wichita Daily Eagle:
"If Cannon and his inordinate rule
had been absent from the house of
Representatives in 1909, the woolen
schedule would not stand in the tariff
law aa it does to day. It would have
beenreduced. The cottoncloth schedule
would have been lowered. The noto
riou8 joker in regard to structural steel
would have been eliminated. A mark
ed reduction in the duty on sugar, ?nd
not an infinitesimal one, would have
been made. Barring those items in
which the House had a separate vote,
namely, lumber. hides, barley, barley
malt, and a single amendment pertain
ing to oil, and the other items where
the effects of the President's efforts
were shown, the compromise was one
between Speaker Joseph G. Cannon on
the one hand and the United States
Senate on the oth?r."-Henry Beach
Needbam, in Everybody's Magazine.
SOAKING WOMAN'S RIGHTS.
Into a gathering of suffragettes in
Chicago Mrs. N. D. Hillis, wife of the
Brooklyn preacher, tossed a rhetorical
bomb that caused consternation when
she advised them to go home, fall upon
their knees and give thanks to Heaven
for sending them such excellent and
long-sutTering husbands. ' 'You talk of
your wrongs," said Mrs. Hillis, "but I
tell you that your husbands have wrongs
a thousand times more bitter. They
must work hard while you are idle; they
roust find the money to pay for your
vanities. No wonder the death rate
among husbands is greater than among
wives. No wonder widows outnumber
widowers in our cities." So saying,
Mrs. Hillis retired from the rostrum,
and the assembled suffragettes began
an indignant cackling.
WHAT ROOSEVELT HAS NOT BAGGED
"Col. Theodore Roosevelthas arrived.
The Colonel always arrives. But this
time he has arrived at Nariob, has ar?
rived safe and sound, after one of the
greatest hunts that has taken place
since Nimrod used tj range up and down
the hill country shooting rabbits and
squirrels. He brings with him 6,683
specimens?if you don't believe it, count
'em yourself?all killed by his own hand,
without other weapons or assistance
except 5 scientists, 15 negroes, 4 Gatling
guns, 2 cannon. 300 rifles, a gross of
pistols, a pike, 77 razors (belonging to
African auxiliary force), one big stick
But it is added that he didn't bag a
"bongo," which is a "giant pig." But
the big stick is only satisfied with the
"whole hog" or nothing.?Farmville
A H0RR1BLE HOLD-UP.
'About ten yeara agomy brother waa "held up'?
in hia work. health and happineaa by what waa
believed to be hopeless Conaumption," writea W.
R, Lipacomb. of Waahington. N. C. "He took all
kinda of remediea and treatment from aeveral
doctora, but found no help till hc u.s?i Dr. Kina's
New Oiacovery and waa wholly cured by aix bot*
Uea. He ia a well man today." It'a quick to re
lieve and the aureat cure for weak or aore lunsa
Hemorrhas-ea. Couaha and Colda. Bronchitis.
LaGrippe. Aathma and all Bronchial affectiona.
60c and $1. Trial bottle free. Guaranteed by all
LAUGH IT OFF.
When you're suffering reversion
I ill it seems naught but diversion
Is the only thing you need to keep your
weary mind mtact,
Try a little healthy laughter,
Good, old-fashioned, jolly laughter
And you'll find it bully medicine-a
tonic, for a faet.
When oa eaa*l ?
AnAd *;ach d^y aeema like a dead day,
And the thorns begin to pester till
yournerves are shattered, racked,
&top a bit; get busy quaffing
trom the bottle labeled "Laueh
Get your fill and then start over-it's
a tonic, for a faet.
Are you grumpy? Are you grouchy?
Uo you feel like saying oucby
Every time some one gets near you7
Have you lost the thing called
Try a cup of sunny chaffing,
bweetened up with merry laughing?
lt s the best thing on the market for
a tonic, for a faet.
Enermous Snm Asked For Mainte
nanceof State iBHtltotlons.
The four hospitals for the insane and
the ucw hospital for epileptics ask an
aggregate appropriation of $1,300,000
for this year and next, which is an in
crease of half a million over the pres
ent appropriation. *Included in the to
tal, however, is $142,000 for the epi
leptic's building. If increases asked
for by all the regular departments of
government were to be allowed, the
State would pay out annually between
half a million and a million dollars in
excess of the present yearly total.
THE MANAGERS 0F OUR BUSINESS.
Modern government is more and more
devoted to economic questions; it is
business, speaking in the largest and
best sense of that term. There has
been a great deal of sentiment in dis
cussing the conservation of the resour
ces of this country. This is not neces?
sary. The United States now holds
property of infinite value. It is in the
management of ofiicials who are just
as responsible for it as are the officials
of a bank to their stockholders. The
day of rampant individualism on the
political platform and of monopoly con
trol in the committee room is coming to
an end, and political jparties may well
recopnize it. If one party or adminis
tration will not manage our affairs in
our own intercsts, we will get another
management. It may not come to
morrow, or next year, but it will
come very soon.-John E. Lathrop and
George Kibbe Turner in the January
DON'T ?ET A D1VORCE.
A western judae srranted adivorcc on account of
ill-temper and bad breath. Dr. Kina'sNew I.ifo
Pills would have prevcnted it. They cure Consti
pation. causinRbad breath and LiverTrouble the
ill-temper, diapel colds. bani*h, headach?-?. conquer
chills. 25c at all druaaist.-*.
THE PANAMA CANAL IN WAR.
The strategic value of the Panama
Canal is estimated to be equivalent to
a fleet of large battle ships. This is
the conclusion of Dr. Cornish, given
before the Royal Geographical Society
in London. Taking the cost of the
canal at $500,000,000, which would only
build forty-first-class battle ships nowa
days, the United States will have a good
bargain, and be able to cover a total
coast line without any material increase
in her vessels.
The canal will double the sea efficiency
of our fleet for half the sum of money
that would otherwise be necessary to
maintain communication between the
Pacific and Atlantic coasts. At the
same time the merchant marine of the
United States will some day be devel
oped, and justify the people in main
taining a naval armament that will be
fully equal to that of other nations.?
Joe Mitchell Chapple in "Affairs at
Washington," in the January National
THE MONEYED SOUTH.
In former years a New Yorker
could come South and select his own
place to invest money. Now he has to
come and take off his hat and say
'please let me do business with you."
"Virginia, North Carolina and South
Carolina are just now going through
the transformation period. It is not
generally known, but all three of these
states loaned money in New York dur?
ing the panic. Demand loans were high
and Southern bankers made as much
as twenty-five per cent in a few days.
"North Carolina and South Carolina
have become independent. Virginia has
always been independent whether she
had any money or not. Formerly the
people of these States did just what
the people of Kansas and Nebraska did
-go to New York when they wanted
to borrow fifteen cents. It is not so
now. The money is here, the people
can move their own crops and have
money to conduct their own business.
?Walter H. Savaroy, of New Jersey,
in Norfolk Landmark.
In disorders and dis
eases of children drugs
seldom do good and
often do harm.
Careful feeding and
bathing are the babies'
is the food-medicine that
not only nourishes them
most, but also regulates
their digestion. It is a
wonderful tonic for chil
dren of all ages. They
rapidly gain weight and
health on small doses.
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