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What the
Engagement Ring Means
BY Beatrice Fairfax.
0 49900 SN'T it wonderful the amount of ecstacy that a tiny golden
circlet can encompass?
The engagement ring is even more wonderful in the CYCs
of its happy wearer than its follower, the wedding ring, fo.r
the engagement ring comes first, and there is such a world
0 0 0 of tender sentiment entwined in it.
There is not a girl in the land who does not in imag
ination see that magic token gleaming on the third finger
of her left hand.
All her rosy girlhood dreams are centred around it, for it means the
happiest moment of her life.
The origin of the betrothal ring dates back many hundred years.
In the beginning it was a gift from the groom to the bride to denote that
he admitted to her the privilige of. sharing his belongings.
It practically had the significance of the present day wedding ring; but
in those days long engagements were not customary, so the betrothal and
wedding rings were really one and the same thing.
But always, in every country where it has been used, it has meant the
plighting of love vows between man and woman.
In many countries the man as well as the woman wears an engagement
It is a beautiful custom, and yet it is not necessary that an engaged girl
should have a ring.
Very often I receive plaintive little letters from girls who tell Me that
they are engaged, but have no ring.
They seem to think that all the joy of their engagement is spoiled by
the fact that the ring does not adorn their left hand.
There is no doubt that it is very nice to have the ring-every girl real
izes that; but, if a girl really loves her fiance the ring cannot make much
Custom has made the engagement ring rather an expensive piece of
If the young man has his way to make in the world, it is far more sen
sible to put the money in the bank than to spend it on a ting.
You see, girls, the money spent on the ring would buy the dining room
furniture or pay a month's rent.
If your sweetheart can afford a ring, by all means have one; but don't
be unhappy if you have to go without it.
Do not plight your troth to any man without being ,very sure that you
cannot live happily without him.
Some girls make and break engagements of marriage as casually as they
would an engagement to go to the theatre.
They think it fine to be engaged to two men at the same time.
It isn't fine, girls: it's contemptible, and hurts a girl immeasurably.
Do not lead a man on to propose merely for the satisfaction of conquest.
.Human hearts are not made to juggle with.
After you have accepted a man's love try and realize the responsibilit.
that rests upon you.
You must train yourself to be a good wife.
Learn the housewifely arts that will teach you how to make a happy
Try and bring out all that is best in your fiance; let him see that you
love and respect him and admire his fine qualities.
Encourage him to be upright and industrious.
Help him to save by not demanding extravagant gifts and treats from
Don't look on him as merely thie man who can help you to have a good
time; look on him as your future husband, the man you love and honor.
That all sounds like a very large contract, dear girls; but that is what
you are responsible for when you accept a man's love.
And whether the acceptance is symbolized by a ring o1 not, the obliga
tion is there just the same.-San Francisco Examiner.
SCan the Human Race
By C. W.2 Saleeby, FR. S.
HE only conceivable way in which the human intelligence
Scan ever succeedi in averting the "procession of the great
year" is not by postponing the issue. but by reversing the
process. The question is this: Whilst energy is being dis
sipated in accordance with the natural law, can we so man
iuaethings as to accumulate energy, making the unavail
able avial-owtsadn the fact that cosmic
processes seem to be essentially irreversible? Now, there is
assuredly no inherent reason why we should not accom
plish this. It is true that hitherto all the atomic evolution that has been ob
served is atomic disintegration. We may speak now, indeed, of the analysis
of the elements. But so it was, we may remember, that the older chem
istry began, and yet analytic chemistry was the precursor- of synthetic chem
istry. We began by breaking up compounds. but now we can make them
can, indeed, make compounds hitherto unknown in nature. Similarly, it is
more than probable that we shall ere long learn to achieve the synthesis of
the elements as well as their analysis. No energy is ever lost. Even when
the radium atom, itself the child of the uranium atom, breaks down and dis
sipates its energy, ending, it is supposed, as the dull atom of lead, the orig
inal energies are not destroyed. Why should they not be gathered up again
an thus again become available? Are matter' and energy to go on their
-wilya ultimately destroying the human race? For myself I incline to the view
that victory will rest at last *with "man's unconquerable mind."-Harper's
. The
STraining of Children &
If By Marianna Wheeler.
OMETIMES children acquire undesirable traits or habits
from companions. The habit of imitation is not only
strong in children, but is a very strong element in all hu
man nature. If the child's companions are particularly dis
agreeable or harmful, it is well to keep them apart, but un
der ordinary circumstances the best po0licy' to pursue is to
point out to the child that this or that particular fault
-which he is acquiring is unpleasant, or if necessary enter
into mild argument with the child. I have found most children amenable to
reason if it is put in a clear, simple, logical nrner to them. While one
would not advocate associates of a questionable character for a child, still it
is not altogether a bad thing for a child t0 engounter some of the faults or
peculiar'ities of other chiidr'en. If there is a temptation to acquire undesir
able qualities, the reasoning of an older a-id wiser head usually has its ef.
fect- this teaches the child to think out little problems for himself, and to
reason intelligently. It also culltivates in the child powers of discrimination.
It is well to have these little gifts take root early; they strengthen with
time and help the child later tc. resist many of the temptations he is s
to meet.-Harper's Bazar.
Choice of Evils. jA Prize.
Smiley-I hope you won't mit d if I "hti ortpwie' pe?
bring a friend home to dinnir to- "e pe?
night. dear?"YsAtwaraedeshwie?
Mrs. Smiley'-Oh. no: that is het- "elIs-ldaytterte0
ter than being brouiht home by a sm 0msae iue"Lus
friend after dinner.-Chicago News. ville Courier-Journal.
Those Girls. Co'ncise Description.
Jack-I can read Mable's face like {Stella-What was her bathing sun
a book.lie
Stella-Yes, but you couldn't read it IBella-It was heard but not seen.
In the orlinal.-New York Sun. INew Y-u-k Sun.
Widow of Confederate Presi
dent Passes Away
Relict of the Confederacy's President
Passes Away in Her Apartments in
a New York Hotel, Attended by
Close Relatives and Her Physicians.
New York, Special.-Mrs. Jefferson
Davis,. widow of the President of the
Confederacy. who had been ill for a
week at the 110tel Majestie. in this
city, died at 10:25 o'clock Tuesday
night. Death vas due to pneumonia
induced by a severe cold which Mrs.
Davis contracted upon her return
from the Adiriondavs. where she
had spent the summer months. Al
though gravc fears were felt from the
first. Mrs. Davis' wonderful vitality,
which brought her safely throulI a
similar attack a year ago, gave hopes
of ultimate re(overy l until Monday
night, when a deceided change for the
worse was evident and the attend
ing physicians annouinced that the
end was near.
As Result of Terrific Typhoon Which
Visited Hong Kong Sept. 20th and
Lasted Two Hours, 10,000 Lives
were Blotted Out Entirely-Steamer
Which Escaped Brings Fearful
Story of Unprecedented Disaster.
Tictoria. B. C.. By Cable-Ten
thousand lives were blotted out. 17
steamers and sailing vessels were
wrecked or badlly (lanaged, over 1.000
junks swamped, turned over or hat
tered to pieces agaiist the stone walls
of the Praya, SO per cent of lighters,
launehes, yachts. houseboats and small
crafts were entirely destroyed. muany
wharves wrecked and many danmage.d,
as the -result of the typhoon lasting
but two hours at Honk Kong on Sept.
18. according to advice brought by
the steamer Empress of Japan. )I(! o
the few vessels to (eape the disastei,
which arrived Monday.
The Kowloon sustailled the heaviest
loss, bnt all sections of the H1ong
Kong an1d Hinterland suffered.
There were 24 Europeans am1on-'I tle
killed. The other-,; were Chine.
mostly and junk population.
Oin the approach of the typhoon
the junkmen skurried for shelter. col
l idinig wli th each it her. cut t ing down
yachts. h ouseboats, etc.. striving
through the dlrivinlg rain to reachl
ICauseway Bay.
Thousands soon1 w(ere thIIrowir illto
the sea, lashed to a1 fury. with tile
waves 20 and 30 feet high.
The wind blew die junks arhiund
and sent them swirling and twistinlg
to be dashed to pieces againist the
Praya; whlere hundreds of junks and
sampan s were da shed to mat chwvood
and the mangled bodies of the crowds
battered againlst the stone walls wit h
in sight of those on sho~re powerless
to lend them aid.
The storm eased as qjuickly as it
began. The sun shone then on the
scenies of unparalleled destruction on
Honk Kong. Thlis typhoon exeeded
all others experienced there in its
Five Men Killed
Chyenne. Wyo.. Special.-Five men
were killed in a hlead-on freight col
lision on the Union Pacific railroad
at Ridge, near Laramnie, Wyo. The
collision was caused by a mi'sunder
standing of orders.
By Wire and Cable.
The Navy Department of the Y. M.
C. A. is to receive the gift oi' a build
ing at the navy yard at Norfolk, Va..
from John D. Rlockefeller, similar to
that erected at the Brooklyn yard.
by Miss Helen Gould, at a cost of
The battleship Dreadnoughlt on her
trial trip steamed 2'2 1-4 knots an
The great scarcity of missionaries
was brought out at the centennial
meeting of the American Board of
Commissioners for Foreign Missions.
'West Virginia was allajwed to pre.
sent a demurrer to the suit of Tir-.
ginia in regard to the division of the
State debt.
Owing to the appearanee of yellow.
fever at Cinf'uegos the immediate re
moval of the American marinesha
been ordered.
Chairman Shouts announced that
the contract for constructing the en
tire Panama canal would he let to
a single bidder an a percentage basis.
A Protest Adopted.
New Orleans, La., Special.--A pro
test against the decision of the Pan
ama Canal Commission for half rates
for canal supplies exclusively fronm
New York and San Fr'ancisco, was ad
opted Tuesday by the directors of
the New Orleans Progressiv-e Union,
which protests vigor'ously ngainst
such, as being dIescriminatory and ser
iously detrimental to the interests of
the Port of New Orleans and t&
whole Mississippi valley.
Four More Bcdies Found on Coas1
Near Mobile.
Mobile, Ala., Special-Reports fron
the South coast the scene of disastel
during the tropical hurricane of Sep
tember 27. tell of tihe finding of thi
dead bodie's of the following: Willit
Talland, captain of the Never Tell
Charles Witt. Wim. A. Styi'on. W. RB
Steiner. The bodies were so badly de
composed that they were only r'eco
gfnized by the clothing.
First Lady of the Confederacy"
Lovingly Laid to Rest Beside Her
Distinguished Husband.
Richmond. Va.. Special.-Ofn Fri
day the remains of Mrs. Jefferson
Davis were laid to rest here by the
side of her husband. The ceremony
was simple and impressive. The
tributes of flowers were rich and vari
ed. The number present was small.
Church Services Simple.
At 3 o'clock the casket was taken
into the body of the church, which
owas packed with people, and the
funeral service was begun. This was
conducted by Rev. Robert Forsythe,
rector of the church, assisted by Rev.
Dr. J. William Jones. ehaplain gener
al of the Confederate veterans:; Rev.
Dr. James Power Smith. who was
Stonewl;l .lckson's claplain; Rabbi
Galisch. of Be-thahaba syiagogue,
Richmond : Rev. Dr. Loudon R. Ma
son, Rev. Dr. W. V. Tudor. and Rev.
Dr. N. A. Seanle. ThIe service was
of a simple eharneter. tih hymn be
in- .Just as 1. A.ni.' How Firm
a Fonudation.' Abide With -Ale"
and "Asleep in Jesus.'
- Must Provide Bulletins.
Raleigh, N. C.. Special.-An order
effective Nov. I has just been made by
the Corporation Commission with a
view to eliminatin.- the much com
plained of evil of indefinitely and un
explained late trains by requiring
bulletined explanations of conditions
and causes. The order is to the effect
that all railroads shall provide bul
ietin boards on which shall be posted
the arrival and departure of trains
thirty minutes ?efore they are due.
If a train is late the board shall
show as nearly as possible when it is
expected. If indefinitely late the cause
of the delay shall also be bulletined
and also announced to the passengers
on board of the trains together with
statement of possible duration of
Funeral of Rev. Sam Jones.
Cartersville, Ga., Special.-In the
presence of a lage congregation im
pressive funeral services were held
Thursday afternoon over the remains
of the Rev. Sam P. Jones, the evange
list. in the Sam Jones Tabernacle
here. Bishop C. M. Galloway, of Mis
sissippi, presided and was assisted by
many prominent ministers. The body
will be taken to Atlanta, where it will
lie in state in the State capitol until
afternoon, when it will be placed in
a receiving vault to await the comple
tion of the Jones family vault here.
Pythian Supreme Lodge Elects Offi
New Orleans. Specia.-The Supre
me Lodge, Knights of Pythias, elected
the following ofleers: Supreme chan
cellor, Charles A. Barnes, Jackson
ville, Ill.; Supreme vice chancellor,
Henry P. Brown, Cleburn. Tex.; Su
preme prelate, Leo A. Caro. Grand
Rapids, Mich.: supreme keeper of re
cords and seals, R. L. White, Nash
ville. Tenn.; supreme master of ex
chequer. Thomas M. Mares. Wilnming
ton, N. C.
Revenue From Telephones.
Nashville, Special.-In its report
to the comptroller the Cumberland
Telegraph and Telephone company,
reports 30.135 instruments in the state
on which the privilege tax at 40 cents
each is $S.S73.40. Of this number
6,92S are in D~avidson countyv and
6,436 in Shelby county. The East
Tennessee comipany repo.rts S.970 in
strumnents. the tax being $3,213. Hama
ilton county hrs~ 4,1:37 of these and
Knox 2.968.
Ten Men Burned To Death.
Birmingham, Ala.. Special.-Ten
men were burnred to death, two others
perhaps fatally injured and a third
slightly hurt in the fire which destroy
ed the bo'arding house of Mrs. E. E.
Wattley, on Third avenue, between
2 ani .3 o'clock Friday morning.
Nashville Sallonist Arrested.
Nashville. Special.-Sol Cohen a
well known local saloon keeper was
arrested by a mUted States deputy
marshal, having been indicted by the
federal granld juryW on the charge of
refiliing bot tIes on which the stamps
had not been dastroyed.
Taft Homeward Bound.
Norfolk. Vn.. Special.-The Battle
ship Louisiana, bearing Secretary Taft
and party homeward bound from Ha
vana, Cuba, passed in the Virginia
Capes accomp~anied by the battleships
Virginia and New Jersey. At Hamp
ton Roads the party will board the
Dolphin and proceed to Washington.
IFlemings to South Carolina.
Brussels. By Cable.--Two hundred
anifty-eight skilled Flemish weav
ewihtheir families, left Ghent for
Breman from whence they will sail
on a steamer of the North German
Lloyd Line airect for Charleston, S.
C. They form the first installment
of a considerabje immigration move
momt arranged under the auspices of
the government of Belgium and the
authlorities of South Carolina.
Funeral in Richmond Friday.
Richmond, Va., Special.-At a con
ference of State and city officials, in
luding Governor Swanson, Lieuten
ant Governor Ellyson and Adjutant
General Anderson, it was arranged
that the funeral of Mrs. Jefferson
Davis shall take place ini St. Paul's
church, this eity, at 3 p. in.. Friday
next. General Stephen D. Lee, of
Mississippi, commander-in-chief of
the 'United Confederate Veterans, has
been asked to act as chief marshal,
a has accented the honor.
Was a Notable Figure in the Days of
The Old South.
Varina 11owell Jefferson (M'. Jef
ferson Davis) was born in Nachez,
Miss., May 7th, 1826. She was the
granddaughter ol Governor Richard
Howell of Niew Jersey and daughter
of William Burr anud, Mnraret
(Keinpe) Howell.
She was educated at Madame Gre
land 's school, Philadelphia, and by
private teachers at home. She was
married February 25th, 1845, to Jef
ferson Davis. of Warren County,
Miss. Ile was elected to Congress
November, 1S45, and resigned June,
1846, to go to the Mexican war, from
which he returned severely wounded
and they returned to live at his
Brierfield plantation, Davis Bend, in
Warren county, Miss. She was with
her husband in Washington where he
was United States Senator 1S47 to
1852: Secretary of War 1853 to 1857;
United States Senator 1857 to 1S61
and in Richmond during the time he
was president of the Confederate
States 1861 to 1865.
Mrs. Davis' old home was -Beau
voir House, post office. Harrison
County. Miss., although for reasons
of health she has resided in New York
for a number of years.
"The First Lady of the Confederacy"
Mrs. Varina Jefferson Davis, who
passed away recently, held a tender
place in the regard of the Southern
people, both for her personal qualities
as a noble. high-minded woman, and
as the devoted wife of the distinguish
ed soldier and statesman. the lHon.
Jefferson Davis, President of the Con
federate States of America. Daugh
ter of William Burr Howell, of
Natchez, Miss., and granddaughter of
Gov. Richard Howell, of New Jersey,
she was born May 7, 1826, and on Feb
ruary 25.. 1845, married Jefferson
Jefferson~Davis. than a planter of
Warren county, Mississippi, being his
second wife. Soon after her marriage
her husband was elected to Congress,
and in 1846 he resigned to go to the
Mexican War, in which he was re
verely wounded. He became Senator
in 1847-52, Secretary of War in 1853
57 and again Senator in 1857-61, dur
ing which successive periods Mrs.
Davis resided in Washington and
enjoyed the distinction obtained by
her husband as a weighty speaker,
statesman and head of an important
department of the Government. Dur
ing the years 1861-653 she was "First
Lady'' of the South, her husband be
ing the first and only Executive of
the Confederate States, and sustained
with grace her yosition as leader ir.
the aristocratic society of the Confed
erate capita]. With the fall of the
Confederate Government- in 1865 be
gan a chapter of sorrow. and suffering
of which she had her full part along
with her husband, sharing his im
prisonment at Fortress Monroe when
permitted to do so. Her conduct at
this time endeared her to the South
ern heart, the tragedy of her life ap
pealing to a people who were them
selves at that time in thousands of
desolate homes enduring similar pri
Tations and indiznities.
After the release from Fortress
Monroe the ex-President and his wife
resided in England (1867-78). They
returned later to Memphis. Tenn.,
where the e~i-President was in busi
ness (1870-78), after which, in 1879,
he retired to his estate at Biloxi. on
the Mississippi Coast. for the r -
mainder of his days. Here Mrs. Davis
aided him in the production of the
historical work, "The Degline and
Fall of the Confederate Government."''
After her husband's death. in 1889,
.Mrs. Davis obtained a needed increase
of income by her writings, retaining
her property in Mississippi. but resid
mgc. for reasons of health, in New
York. Among her books is ".Te1hr
son Davis: A Memoir. By.. His
Wife.'' Of her six children---rour.
Sons and two daughters-but one,
Mrs. I. A. Hayes, of Colorado Springs,
Col., survives her. One of her sons,
it is of interest to note, was educated
at Belair, Md. Her death removes
one of the most prominent personages
of the period of the Civil War. It
may be observed that ex-President
Davis long survived President Lin
coln, General Grant and most of I-is
other principal apponents, and Mrs.
Davis outlived about all the rest.
Funeral in Richmond Friday.
Richmond, Va., Special.-At a con
ference of State and city officials, in
cluding Governor Swanson, Lieuten
ant Governor Ellyson and Adjutant
General Anderson, it was arranged
that the funeral of Mrs. .Jetierson
Davis shall take place in St. Paul's
church, this city, at 3 p. in., Friday
next. General Stephen D. Lee, oIf
Mississippi, commander-in-chief of
the United Confederate Veterans. has
benakd to act as chief marshal.
and ha accenitedthe hono.J
~rop is Much Shorter Than i
Was Thought to Be
Ir. E. D. Smith, of South Carolina,
After a Tour of Cotton Growing
States, Holds to Opinion That Cot
ton Crop of This Year will Not
Exceed if Equal That of Last
Year-Storms, Rains, Frost and
Boll Weavil Responsible.
Columbia, Special-Mr. E. D. Smith
>resident of the South Carolina Cot
on Association and field agent of the
,eneral cotton association, returned
rom a trip over the cotton belt and
rave out an interesting statement of
is observations. Mr. Smith says:
"Since September 25th I have
isited every cotton State, winding
ip at Orangeburg, S. C., Monday,
)etober 8th. My trip, therefore,
overed a period in which the Gulf
torm that covered eastern Louisiana,
11 of Mississippi, Arkansas and Ala
iama occurred. The conditions, as
found them previous to the storm,
lid not warrant the expectation of
yield very greatly in excess of last
ear. The effect of the storm can
iever be fully estimated until the
.ial yield of athe crop is known.
Nhere certainly has never been a more
lisasterous storm in its effect upon
-otton in the history of cotton grow
ng. In the States where it raged
vorst at least 60 per cent of the en
ire .matured crop was open; the fields
vere white from Alabama to Texas.
n the low lands the cotton was beaten
[own, and over large territory water
rom three to five inches deep cover
d the ground and a great amount of
otton not yet open was submerged
nd all the open cotton that was
)eaten out was runined. The continu
d wet weather, subsequent to the
torm, caused a great deal to sprout
n the boll and rotting of the plant
vas greatly impaired by the force
>f the wind and the effects of the
ain. Since then the unprecedented
old wave, accompanied with killing
rost, has practically covered the en
ire eastern half of the cotton belt.
"In Texas and the Territories,
t-here neither storm nor frost have
,et been, we found that the yield
)romised to be in excess of last year,
)ut even in ibis section the final out
ook- is problematical, for the reason
hat boll worm, t-aterpillar and boll
veevil have covered a greater terri
;ory than ever in the history of
Dexas. The entire Brasos Val!ey of
ientral and eastern Texas; in fact,
he entire cotton producing part of
['exas has not made any cotton since
he 1.5th of Septmeber, nor will it
nake any m->re, on account of the
boll weevil. Therefore a frost in
rexas would have practically no ef
feet, on the ultimate yield of her
!ror~ The boll weevil has extended
:his year over the entire Red River
al4, in Texas and into western
Ind southern Arkansas and into Ok
ahoma and Indian Territory, and is
iow within twent y miles of the Mis
issippi, probably having crossed this
-iver this month. Therefore, in my
>pinion, the yield of this erpwill
iot very greatly exceed, if it does cx
~eed at all, the yield of last year.
To sum thie whole matter up, the
~onditions are these: The weevil
aas made a top crop in Texas im
>ossible; any citizen of that State
will tell you that no more' cotton
il, be made in the cotton growing
ietion of Texas this season. East of
the Mississippi the storm damage,
and then in addition to that. the
~rost, has cut off any possibility of
my further maturing and the de
struction of that that was partially
natured. The crop was conceded by
ill to be from two to three weeks
ate; the frost is from three to four
weeks early. Therofre, taking these
~onditione all together, the outturn
>f this erop must be exceedingly
;mall in comparison with what was
sxpected a few weeks ago.
"The headlines in one of the South
Carolina newspapers a few days ago
were a little misleading, in that they
nade it appear that I advised the
Earmers to sell their cotton at ten
rents a pound. What I said then I
repeat now: That the association
Bxed the line, in their judgment be
ow which no one should sell a pound
>f cotton, at ten- cents. I advised
;he farmers that from this figure up,
iccording to the market, if they were
under obligations and had debts to
neet, to sell sufficient cotton to mneet
their obligations and to use their
judgment, based upon the informa
tion that we could give them as t
the conditions as to what they would
Jo with the balance.
Cheap at 12 1-2 Cents.
"I also said that cotton was cheap
nL twelve and one-half cents per
pound, from the present outlook. I
thnk every'conservative ecctton mall,
lboth buyer, grower and spinner, will
:oncede this to be true. It will cer
tainly have to bring that price if the
>bligations of the South, incurre"' in
iaaking this crop, are met. If ever
Lhere was a time when prospects
favored higher prices, this is the
time. And if the farmers will but
mark-et their crops conservatively;
aot rush it to market, in my judg
ment, they will be richly rewarded
for so doing."'
To Be Buried at Richmond.
New York, N. Y., Special.-It was
announced that the body of Mrs. Jef
ferson Davis would be taken to Rich
mond Thursday night, accompanied by
Mr. and Mrs. .J. Addison Hayes, Jef
ferson Hayes Davis and Dr. Webb, all
of the immediate family. The guard
of hlonor of the Confederate veterans,
in charge of Major Edward Owen:
commander of the Confederate vet.
erani camp of New York. wsill cacom
pny the body to Richmond.
In 'Brief A
Eraperor William attended the
chureh wedding of Miss Barbara
Krupp and Lieut. Gustav von Bohlen
und Halbergat Essen.
Two hundred and fifty miners were
entombed in the Wingate colliery at
Durham, Eng., by an explosion of
fire damp, but only 25 were brought
up dead.
President Castro of Venezuela. is
reported to be dying at Caracas, and
the news of his death will be the sig
nal for a revolution.
Prince Alexander von Hohenlohe,
whose publication of his father's
"Recollections," called forth Emper
or William's censure, resigned as Dis
trict Governor of Alsace-Lorraine.
No comprbmise is expected in the
Castellane divorce case,. which gtves
to the Paris courts for decision.
The French populace showed mark
ed coolness toward the Lord Mayor
of London and his suite in Paris.
An order issued by the War De
partment by direction of the Presi
dent designates the American military
forces in Cuba the "Army of Pacii
The Interstate Commerce Commis
sion made important rulings on the
question of free passes.
Sheriff Shipp, of Hamilton county,
Tennessee, appeared in the United
States Supreme Court and filed answ
er to the charge of contempt made
by the Supreme Court in connection
with the lynching of a negro at Chat
The United States Supreme Court
refused a rehearing to former Sena
tor Burton, of Kansas, who is under
sentece of imprisonment.
Three men were killed by dynamite
in Botetourt county.
John Armstrong Chanler, who es
caped from Bloomingdale Asylum,
makes sensational charges and dis
cusses lunaey laws.
Dr. McBryde, president of the Vir
ginia Polytechnic Institute, has been
appointed on the Carnegie founda
Democrats of Berkeley county nom
inated their ticket.
Speaker Cannon spoke at Wythe
ville and Bristol, Va.
Rev. Sam Jones, the noted evange
ist, died on a sleeping car in Okla
homa, while on the way home to a
family reunion.
The trial of the Standard Oil Com
pany at Finlay, Ohio, on the charge
of violating the Anti-Trust law, was
brought near' a conclusion by a ruling
that the prdsecution must show that
an agent who gave rebates acted un
der orders.
General Manager McGill, of the
wrecked Ontario Bank, in Toronto,.
admits a shortage of $1,250,000, most
of the money having been lost through
A marble shaft and founatain, erect
ed by the Order ,of Elks in memory
of Meade D. Detwiler, of Harris
burg, tw'ice Grand Exalted Ruler, was
The Knights of Pythias began
their encampment and convention in
New Orleans.
Congressman Grosvenor, in a mag
azine article, defends the third-term
John Sharp Williams, in a speeh
at Greensboro, Miss., replied to the
arguments made lby Secretary of the,
Treasury Shaw.
Testimony tending to indicate the
existence of a grain trust with rail
road allies was given before the In
terstate Comeree Commission in Clhi
The case of the Commissioners of
Wiomico County (Maryland) vs.
Samuel Baneroft, Jr., involving the
.right of the county to tax the Balti
more, Chesapeake and Atlantie Rail
road, was argued in the United States
Supreme Court.
The American Bankers' Essocia
tion in St. Louis.
The annual encampment of the Odd
Fellows of Pennsvlvania begain in
The New York Central and Hud
son River Railroad was placed on
trial in New York, charged with two
if its oflicers, with giving rebaies to
the American Sugar Refining Com
Spanish War veterans paraded up
Pennsylvania a venue, Washington.
through lines of cheering thousands.
Heavy snow is reported in the Alle
hany Mountains.
The president of the Union 01 theC
Russian People at Odessa advocated
extermination of the Jews.
Commissioners investigating the.
Sveaborg and Cronstadt majtinies
have reported, blaming the officers.
Miss Mary Shepard, a school teh
er in a Cleveland suburb, was called
to the schoolroom door by her re~jeect
ed suitor, Harry Smith, who shot and
killed her. Later Smith 'committed
Dorithy Russell Einstein, a dughter
f Lillian Russell, the actress, sued
for absolute divorce.
Cimmissioner Garfield praises labor
leaders as patriots and hight-minded
The defense in the case of the
1Standard Oil Company on trial at
Findlay, Ohio. objected to the admis
ion of evidence as going outside the
ease, but was overruled.
Governor Magoon arrived at Ha
ana. Mr. Taft will issue his Cubanx
;enra1 -mn-e pnoclamation.

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