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nork which is unequaled for thoroughness and care.
OR. WYETH ?Tha Expert
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u teeth to lh' i former per
fe i rmditio; Not a vestige
nt p:n:i d<> vou f< el. Ilis
work is done almost bef'-re
you realiz< yo i are In the
? l^r.iist chair.
Parlors coolf'il l>v electric fan3
riilings iu Gold Silver,
Flatinnin ar.d Porcelain.
Gold Crowns, s 2 nil
Bridge Work. 00
427-429 7th St H.W.
Opp. I.ar. ;bir. Rh & Fro.
Cv-r Grand Union 1>a C?.
Larpiit and M"st Thorough y
Equipped Parlors in Wa ;.iin^li i.
Appo.iitments Mrv Be Mud. by
We kp*o epen until 3 p.m. :o;
the acCDrrimodttior. of t'.ior.e that
cannct come duTinjf t:io Jay
Sunday hours, 10 to 4.
Pay as You Go and You'll Never Owe.
I El ' F
Massive Weathered Oak
Rocker, with spriseat up
holstered in Spanish leather.
Finely constructed, big and
Only One to a Customer. No Phone or Mail
Orders Accepted.
We arc now offering all Mattings, Go-Carts, Refrigera
tors, Screens, Porch and Lawn Goods at deeply reduced prices
for quick clearance.
915-925 7th St.
'?Magnetized Water" artel Other
Fakes Sold to the Credulous.
:?l Correspondence -.f Tiv> star.
hONDOX, July T. 1 ?,**>.
The world still wants to be deceived,
but it is difficult to believe that there are
any pcuple left whose childish credulity
makes tlx- fortunes of persot.s such as
M. and .Mine. Talazac. who ure being
tried by the Paris courts?. The couple
traftick <; in talismans and "/atal mag
netized water," which was credited with
remarks! % properties. They asserted
t a; ;??<> sprinkling of a few drops of it
on a l'rtday riitht while the subject mur
ium <1 rertuin Invoeatidns was certain-to
he f<>tlowe<] i.; the real nation of one's
w.\ "magic ring" enabling the
I ssor find hidden treasure wa? sold
f<>r x i and four ounces of perspiration
ti ?t")d> of a man who i.aimed hint
s'If v?ii> said to produce magical results
a:ii could be had for S."( A wolf's tooth.
v' ' ' ' prrs rved the owner ft ->ti. >land^r.
en.;, cost si. Ti. "veil of love," wlucll
exercised an irresistible attraction on in
different persons, cost Sli. But the most
valuable weapon in the sorcerer's armory
was tlie skin of an Infant covered by
magical characters, w^iich was able to
"prolong lite indefinitely" and cost only
?_o. For s:{ clients of the Talazacs migiit
obtain the head of a black cat which for
five days had fed on human flesh. This
sinister talisman conferred dominion over
all minor powers of darkness.
The accused received a large mass of
correspondence and their customers must
have been very numerous. The maie
prisoner admitted that the "fatal water"
was ordinary water boiled over a lire
made with olive w. ??d The wolves' teeth
he procured fro mthe Paris zoo.
Jennie O'Neal Released.
MACON, Ga., July 17.?Jennie O'Neal,
the vourg woman from New York who
was sentenced t-> a brief term in the city
Stockad'- Thursday last for saying that
Mil?s Reid. a negro, was "as much of a
gentleman as any southern white man."
was acquitted today when ti ied on a
more serious charge of misconduct with
Reid. She was released from custod>.
For Juvenile Authors in
Turn to the Comic Section of THE Sl'XDAY
STAR today and find "America s Historv in Cut-Outs"
"t? the last page. Cut out and paste the cut-out accord
ing to the diagram in the lower right-hand corner. Then
write a 300-word composition on the subject of the cut
out?"Lortez in Mexico." Mail your composition and
the finished cut-out to The Sunday Editor of The Even
ing Star. I hev must reach him bv noon \\ cdnesdav to
be eligible ior one of the live prizes of Si.00 each, which
will be awarded for the five best compositions and neat
est cut-outs. I hen next Saturday turn to the Children's
I'age and r?ec it your composition is awarded one of the
prizes, if you fail in this week's contest?"Trv, trv
Remember the conditions?you must be under six
teen years of age and you must submit both composi
tion and cut-out by W ednesday noon. If received later
they will be ineligible.
Don't miss this opportunity to earn vacation money.
It appears today in the Comic Section of
Prompt in Entering for the
Sptember Floral Parade.
Many Makes of Cars Already
Desired to Have Business Cars a
Strong Feature of Chamber of
Commerce Pageant.
The picturesque pageant, the automo
bile floral parade of the Chamber of
Commerce, promises to l>e a complete
The printers' ink on the entry blanks
hafl not yet dried before Chairman T. B.
Spence of the committee on entries and
classes had received twenty-three entries |
for the event.
The prompt responses indicate that
owners of autos in the District are alive
to the situation and will give "a long
pull, a strong pull and a. pull all togeth
er." as the saiorman would express !t.
to make the procession one of the big
gest and prettiest affairs of the kind
that ever happened in the wide domains
of Uncle Sam.
Mr. Spence is the most optimistic man
in this matter that can be found on the
membership roll of the chamber. The i
I receipt of the "skiddoo" number of en
tries in less than a day after the entry
blanks had been mailed indicates to liim
that success is assured.
The entires represent all manner of j
cars, and as to the tlowers, well, it may j
be necessary to draw upon the country j
for miles around for a surtlcient supply
of the beautiful and fragrant.
Commercial Cars Desired.
The first car entered was the commer
cial car of L. II. Landwehr. It is a
Brush, and it led the committee to hope
that many more commercial cars may be
placed upon the list. Indeed. Mr. Spence
said it was desired to make business au
tomobiles a strong feature of the pa
geant. Mrs. T. B. Spence was the second
to apply for a place in the procession. I
She is taking great interest In the com
ing event, and has entered her Waverly .
Arthur C. Moses was also one of the
early ones to get into the parade with
a cup winner, a magnificent Stearns tour- j
ing car. and Robert Callahan entered his j
Thomas roadster.
Fp to last evening more than 1,000 entry |
blanks had been placed in the mails, and j
It is expected that tomorrow will find '
Chairman Spence fairly overwhelmed |
with entries. The members of the Cham
ber of Commerce alone will receive 700
of the blanks.
lsaa<- Gans, chairman of the commit
tee on advertising of the Chamber of
Commerce, under whose auspices the
parade will be conducted, said yesterday
that th-? next meeting of the committee
will be held at 1 :.'>0 o'clock next Thursday
afternoon instead of Wednesday, as had
been announced. It is expected that many
out-of-town people will attend the event
and witness a spectacle on the broad
Pennsylvania avenue and other thorough
fares such as has seldom been seen in the
United States. P. J. Callahan, vice chair
man of the committee on transportation,
will endeavor to obtain reduced railroad
rates for all who desire to visit Washing
ton on the day of the parade, Septem
ber 30.
List of Entries.
Chairman T. B. Spence has reported the
following entrants and the type of car
they will present:
I.. 11. Eandwehr, Brush Commercial.
Mrs. T. B. Spence, Waverley Electric.
William Orme, Matheson.
Robert Callahan, jr., Thomas.
1.. D. Moore, jr.. Reo.
Mrs. L,. D. Moore, jr., Waverley Elec
Harry Kite. rainier-Singer.
Matthew Trimble, jr., Oldsmobile.
O. J. De Moll. Buick.
Pope Automobile Company, Tope Hart
I.. D. Moore, jr.. Palmer-Singer.
William P. West. Maryland.
Cuno H. Rudolph. Baker.
Motor t ar Company, Hudson Roadster.
Uoorge Klkins Reed. jr.. Brownie Kar.
Rudolph fc West Co., Buick.
I.illian M. Miller, Ford.
A. B. Dulin. Oldsmobile.
Arthur C. Moses. Stearns.
John F. Maury, Maryland.
John K. Heyl, Maryland.
C. B. Merick, Cadillac :>?).
J. B. Sperry, Chalmers-Detroit.
Vineyard Troubles Increased by 1
Practices of Bordeaux Buyers.
Special Correspondence of The Star.
LONDON, July 7. 19C0.
A bad claret year Is predicted by the
winegrowers of the French district of
Medoc owing to the persistent rain which
has soaked their crops and caused irre
trievable damage.
Some vineyards will this year yieid only
one barrel of wir.e, as against ten or
twelve in good seasons.
One difficulty the glowers have had to
contend with is tliat Bordeaux houses are
increasing their practice of buying cheap- i
er wines from Algeria and the south of j
France to the neglect of the Medoc vin- |
tages. .In some places Medoc farmers
have in their cellars four or five vintages
which they have been unable to sell.
The evil has grown to such an extent
that a bill has been presented in the ]
French chamber restricting the use of the J
term 'Medoc" to the legitimate areas.
This would all be to the benefit of the
purchased, for many of the wines labeled
?'St. Julien." "St. Estepl.e" or "Margaux"
were never grown on Medoc soil, and it
is easy to see how the growers of the
district have been damaged by piracy of j
this nature.
Bird Held Him Prisoner in Tree Un
til Rescued by Companions.
San Kafael for. S;in I'ranclsco Chronicle. I
Harry* Davis, a fourteen-year-old boy,
who resides on Petaluma avenue, in this 1
city, had a fierce fight with a young
Rocky Mountain bald eagle on Puerto
Suello Hill, Fast San Rafael, yesterday.
The boy was out hunting squirrels with
a party of boys, and while walking
along a rocky point he noticed three
large birds engaged in a fierce battle.
He finally ascertained that two of the
birds were chicken hawks and the large
bird was an eagle. After the eagle had
finally beaten its adversaries until they
retired from the field the exhausted bird
alighted on a rock near the young nim
rod. A shot from his rifle wounded the
bird and it flew to the top of a large pine
In his excitement Davis scrambled up
.the tree in search of his prize. At a
point fifty feet from the ground the
young hunter attacked the wounded
eagle with a small branch of a tree. The
eafjle resented the attack and made
vicious lunges at him. With one stroke
of its claw it almost tore the boy's coat
from his back. But young Davis was
game and fought the bird at the risk of
Ills own life. The bird succeeded in get
ting below the boy, and thus holding
him prisoner in Ills lofty perch.
Finally one of his boy companions car
ried his gun to within reaching distance,
with the result that a well directed bullet
settled I lie question of supremacy be
iwecn the eagle and the young hunter.
The boy. who escaped with a few bruises,
brought the eagle to San Rafael, where
it was measured and found to reach five
feet six Inches from tip to tip. This is
the first eagle that has been seen or
I killed in this vicinity for many years.
Questions to Be Divided and Studied
by Twelve Different Sub
1 The inland waterways commission has!
! decided to divide the questions before j
i it into twelve diiferent subdivisions and
i to place each one in tho charge of a
subcommltte. The first of the subdi
] visions will deal with the re'ation be
tween waterway .and railway transporta
tion. including terminals, transfers, com
petition and joint tariffs. In the lu-xt
j division canals alone will receive atten
i tion, and especial consideration will be
1 given lo tlie distinction between sliort
! canals connecting large bodies of water,
i such as the Sco and Panama canals, and
! long canals, like the Erie and those of
? tlie Ohio valley. T!:e third subcommittee
will deal with appropriations, including
, the share to he expended each year and !
? the steps to be taken before the adop- j
I tion of projects for improvement.
Other Subdivisions.
Other subdivisions relate to flood and i
I drought prevention, irrigation, harbors, j
' wharves and docks, water power, loi-ks j
j and dams, effort r>f forestation, size, type |
and style of boats, means of propulsion i
and comparison of European and other i
I foreign waterways with those of the !
| rnited States, including questions of nav- |
! igability, land and tloating equipment i
! and tows. tne question ot the co-op-|
I eration of rail and water lines, and a j
comparison of European and American r
| transportation rates, both by land and 1
: by water.
I The personnel of (he various subcom- I
? mittees has not yet been determined, but
1 it is understood /that eai h of tnem will
consist of five members. It also has been
decided that Sena I or Burton shall be
chairman of the commmittee having in
hand the comparison of the inland water
ways of the I'nited States with tiiose !
of Europe, and lie will give especial at- j
tention to foreign eanals during the
forthcoming tour of Europe. Mr. Stevens
will be chairman of the committee hav
ing in charge the relation between canal
and railroad business.
Rifle Match Between Local Camps
of Spanish War Veterans.
Henry W. Lawton Camp, No. 4, United
Spanish War Veterans, won The Even
ing Star trophy in the rifle match be
tween the six local c:am?s, held yester
day at the annual celebration of the
surrender .of Santiago, at Marshall Hall,
under the auspices of the Department
of the District of Columbia. I". S. YV. V.
("apt. Sheridan Eerree won a silver medal
for the highest individual score. D. V. j
Chisholm won the fat men's race, and M. i
M. Melaskj' and F. W. Allen were the j
winners ol tiie three-legged race. P. H. !
Miller captured lirst priae in the potato j
race. Orie of the most Interesting events |
of the excursion was the hall game bo- [
tween Miles and Hardin Camps. Miles j
Camp won by a score of to
Department Commander G. E. Rausch j
had personal charge of the excursion, |
which every one said was a great success.
The silver cup donated by The Star to
the winning rifle team will be presented
at the annual department encampment,
which will !>e held in Eagles' Hail, Uth
and E streets northwest, July *Jj.
Immigrants From Germany Over
take Galveston Steamer.
NEW YORK, July 17.?Wireless teleg
raphy, a fast tug and rone ladders all
came into play today to enable forty im
migrants who arrived on the steamship
Ainerlka from Germany t>> catch the
steamship Denver for (lalveston more
than an hour after the Denver had left
her pier.
The Amerika passed the Denver as the
hitter went down the bay. At the pier
the immigrants were bundled into a tug,
the captain of the Denver was notified
by wireless to be ready and the tug start
ed, in pursuit.
A stop had to be made at Ellis Island,
however, for an examination of the aliens
and then the tng continued its chase and
overtook the Galveston bound boat off
Fort Wads worth. Rope ladders were let
over the side and the anxious immigrants
were hauled aboard, each clutching his
Preferred to Regulate the Chro- j
nometer Given to Him.
.Special Cablegram t?> The Star.
PARIS. July 17.?An amusing little ad-1
venture happened the other day to the
French minister of justice, M. Briand.
He paid an official visil to a little town '?
in the southeast of Franch, which is i
famous for its clocks and watches. The j
minister opened the local exhibition, and
after the speeches the local mayor pre- [
sented him with a magnificent chro-!
nometer made in the town.
"If your excellency wi'l allow," he I
said, "we will keep the watch for a
few days and regulate it."
M. Briand. who, though a soliaiist, has j
a sense ol humor, comes from the south >
of France himself, and knows that
promises there are not always kept. He j
knew, too, that a colleague had the same]
watch given to hnii last year, thai it;
lias been kept to be regulated, and thati
It had not yet reached Paris. So E. i
Briand. minister of justice, shook M. le j
Maire warmly by the hand, told aim that!
lie was a bit of a clockmaker himself,;
and would enjoy putting tne wiu- m .
order, and would think while he did so or;
the kindness of the town which had pre
sented it to him. At. Brianu nus dis
covered that the watch is an excellent
Ambassador Admits His Loss.
Special Dispatch to Tlie Star.
MEXICO CITY, Mex.. July 17.?United
States Ambassador David Thompson ad
mitted tonight that he had It st $U:,000
through the dishonesty of one of his
secretaries. The accused man is now in
the I'nited States, and the ambassador is
endeavoring to recover some of his lost
The money was embezzled by a private
employe, who tried unsuccessfully to
finance a small manufacturing concern
here. No one connected with the diplo- j
matic service was implicated in t,.e frauu. ;
? -??
Edgefield, S. #.. Mill Sold.
EDGEFfELD. S. t'.. July 17.?Acting
under an order of Judge Pritchard' Re
ceivers T. I. Kickman and A. S. Tomp
kins today sold the property of the
Edgefield Manufacturing Company to i..
W. Parker of Greenville for $75,000. The
property consists of the cotton mill, the
cotton seed oil and operatives' houses.
It is understood that the mill will be
reopened with increased capacity.
Hint for a Groom-Elect.
From the Atchison Globe.
If a groom-elect has not provided an
extra room to his house for stor'ng his
bride's linen he should build it in time,
for in these days whenever a girl mar
ries her mother closes her lips grimly,
goes after pa's pocketbook. and docs the
right thing with nine dozen towels, fifteen
dozen napkins, eighty-four pairs of
shests. etc. She doesn't expect her daugh
ter to open a boarding-house, but she nas
proper pride and intends to do the right
tiling by the girl even if it breaks pa.
"Silence is golden," remarked the man
who is fond of trite quotations.
"It ought to be." growled the practi
cal politician: "it costs enough."?Phila
delphia Record.
Intense Interest in the Tuck
er-Mann Contest.
Virginia Board of Education in the
Public Eye.
Comment on Passing of John Goode. '
Anti-Saloon League to Con
test Bristol Election.
?Special Correspondence of The Star.
RICHMOND. Va., July IT. 1W9.
Our of the things most dreaded '
by the supporters of llarrv St. j
George Tucker in the guberna
torial primary is that many of the
voters who are friendly to him will re
main away from the polls because of
the fear that they will have to vote for
Jiidso Mann in the general election. In
expressing this doubt as to why they
should not participate in the primary
theV do not reallz? that they* are con
ceding the nomination of Judge Mann,
but they are in the position of a sreat
many democrats who want to vote the
full ticket and are hesitating, as they
did in the Bryan campaign, when dele
gates were elected to the state conven
tion. The anti-Bryan people refused to
vote because they were and arc demo
crats, but declined to stultify themselves
by ffoing into the primary and binding
themselves to vote for the Nebraskan.
The campaign has reached a queer
staue. Tucker is charging Mann with
having written letters in which he an
nounced his intention and purpose to sup
port Gen. William Mahone. wh-o for years
had been his personal and political friend,
and was therefore inimical to the success
of the legular organization. Judge Mann
comes back with the assertion that Mr.
Tucker was, either directly or indirectly,
a candidate lor a federal judgeship at
the hands of President Roosevelt. Mr.
Tucker s^ys that he has never made ap
plication for such an appointment, but
that it was done for him and that he
would have accepted had he been named.
Friends of Jud*ce Mann are demanding
to know why, if Gen. Mahone was a re
adjuster and a democrat in 18W, when
he supported Hancock and English, and
was recognized as a democrat, it was a
crime for him (Mann) to support him,
when Col. William E. Cameron, now one
of the leading editors of the state, who
was elected governor on the readjuster
platform in 1881, in which year Gen.
Mahone renounced his allegiance to the
d< mocratic party, is ore of t he men who
is lending all his talents and ability to
the election of Mr. Tucker? Col. Camer
on was renard'^d as a democrat, and no
question was ever raised, but Gen. Ma
hone went Into the republican camp after
Gov. Cameron assum-d office, and he was
elected and served as a readjuster demo
crat. Since that time he has served the
people of the city of Petersburg as a
democrat in the constitutional convention
and voted to disfranchise many hundreds
of the very men who elected him to office.
Letters Helping Mann.
Col. James Mann, who is In charge oii
the headquarters of Judge W. H. Mann,
does not hesitate to say that the let
ters written by his uncle to Gen. Mahone,
and which were published by papers
which are opposing the nomination of
Judge Mann with a view to defeating his
nomination, have had the opposite effect.
He is exhibiting to friends and supporters
ot Judge Mann several hundreds of let
ters which have been received following
the publication of the communications ot
thirty years ago, in which the writers
profess their allegiance to the standard ot
the Nottoway candidatt. It was be
lieved that the letters, when they were
first given to the public, would be mis
understood. but it appears that there are
many hundreds of people who were fol
lowers of Gen. Mahone as a readjuster
who resent the attempt to discredit his
democracy up to the time that he openly
avowed his allegiance to the republicans.
To one who observes the situation
without any bfas ?here is no denying
the fact that the letters written by Judge
Mann have convinced some that Judge
Mann was attempting to train with Gen.
Mahone In order to retain his position
as county judere. while the Mann people
are declaring that he exhibited the great
est consideration for his old commander
and comrade when he declared that he
would support him, the presumption
being that he would remain a member
of the democratic party. According to
the inclinations of the voter the letters
are viewed, but the general impression
i.s that a mountain has been made of a
Another Lively Campaign.
Possibly taking a cue from the warm
personal contest between Judge Mann
and Mr. Tucker, and with a possible de
sire lo get into the limelight, J. Thomp
son Brown of Bedford has made a series
of attacks on George W. Kolner, the
commissioner of agriculture and immi
gration. in wh ch he alleges general un
fitness for the office. He says that Mr.
Koiner has made incorrect reports to the
state auditor, has not followed the law,
and by his antagonism of the state board
of agricu.ture has manifested his unfit
ness for the position which ne now holds
and which he is seeking to retain. Mr.
Koiner rimes bark witn the reply that
the men. ers of the slate board of agri
culture with whom he was in opposition
were republicans for the most part, who
have been superseded and who are now
giving countenance and support to Mr.
Brown, and asks why, if Mr. Brown is
the superior business man iie claims to
be. he was not retained as rector of the
Virginia Polytechnic Institute at Blaeks
bu.g, with which he was connected?
For some weeks the state board of edu
cation has been conspicuous in the public
eye. The board wrought havoc with the
ambitions of man* gentlemen in various
parts of the state, naming men for super
intendents who were unknown in many
Instances, and as a result a great deal of
dissatisfaction arose, and there wire
many threats of what would happen when
the list of superintendent was sent to
the senate for confirmation. The board
is happy because there has been an oc
currence which has sent it back to the
wings, that it has been given "the hook,"
by the acts of Col. John W. Richardson,
the register of the land office, who es
sayed to ?"improve" the appearance of
the bronze figures which surround the
Washington statue, in Capitol square,
when he sought to "freshen up" the dull
figures by a coat of black paint or oil.
Col. Richardson is in the center of the
stage, and he is receiving all the atten
tion that is due. He has been roasted by
artists, censured by tne general public
and criticised by everybody. The figures
have the appearance of being carved
from the finest black ivory or ebony,
polished to a turn and then oller' ?o pre
vent the inroads of water or time. Mem
bers of the board of education are elated
that Col. Richardson is in office, that he
relieved the situation at the psychologi
cal moment and in the attention thus
diverted the public has forgotten the
board of education lor good and all. But
Col. Richardson has discontinued his im
proving of the works of art and will not
again attempt to monopolize attention.
Passing of John Goode.
In the death of Col. John Goode of Nor
folk, one of the most historical characters
of ante-bellum days has passed away.
Col. Goode had been a prominent figure in
the affairs of the state for more than half
a century. Soon after he had attained
his majority he was sent to the general
assembly, and since that time lie has
been identified with the history of the
state. He served as a Confederate sol
dier. as a member of the Confederate
states' congress and was the only sur
viving member of that body. After the
war he went to the federal Congress, and
the last public position he held was that
of member of the constitutional conven
tion. of which he was president.
It is recalled that when he was a mem
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631 to 639 Massachusetts Avenue.
The Store That Guarantees You Satisfaction.
Brass Beds at $20.
T?right or satin finish.
Massive 2-iuch posts
and top rail: 4-inch ball
joints; heavy fillers.
An exceedingly hand
some bed that you can
not duplicate in this
city under S30. This
week. $20.
Odd Dining Chairs.
We have a number of Odd Dining Chairs?one. two and
three of a pattern. To clean them out we.have cut prices to
almost nothing.
Box Couches to Order,
l-ull size?b-foot long?thoroughly good construction.
All handmade in our own shops. Best tempered steel
springs. Well upholstered tops. Choice of three good
patterns of heavy art ticking. Special for this week at
Other styles of Wardrobe Couches, $12 up.
All Reed Go-Carts reduced 25 per cent.
Special values in Porch and Lawn Furniture.
Carpets Cleaned. Bedding Renovated. Y
Furniture Rcupholstered. ?
ber of the secession convention of 1861, of1
which body Gen. Jubal A. Early of '
Franklin was a member, in a discussion
on the question of secession Gen. Early
took exception to a statement of Mr.
Goode, and correspondence ensued, which '
rame dangerously near to an appeal to i
the '"code." After an exchange of let-t
ters the matter was explained to the sat- ;
isfaction of both, thoiurh the wonder is
that there was not a fight, an both men :
were of unquestioned courage and were >
not known to balk when a fight was in ?
prospect. Following ihat Incident Col. i
Goode, during the war. became a member !
of the staff of Gen. Early at the request i
of the latter.
The Anti-Saloon League has decided to
contest the election in the city of Bristol.
That city voted "wet" by a majority of
some thirty-two votes, and an investiga
tion has been made and evidence collect
ed that warrants taking the case to the i
courts. The grounds are that there are
more than a hundred persons on the poll
books of the city who are residents of the .
state of Tennessee, or who are know n to j
have their homes beyond the borders of
the ocj-porate limits of Bristol. The mat
ter lias been pone into with a great deal t
of rare and after the fullest investigation I
of the matter. The presence in the city
of Bristol of some seventy-five representa
tives of liquor concerns for a week pre
ceding the election, the fact that one
piece of property on State street was op
tioned by a liquor man on condition that
the city went wet, the purchase price be
InK boosted from $40,000 to ?100,000. tne
size of the majority when the size of the
vote is considered all forced the conclu-1
sion that the matter was worth an airing, j
The liquor mefi are sorely disappointed I
at the turn of affairs, for they had con
cluded that with .a mere majority re- j
turned all would be ended. There is a bit- j
ter struggle on for licenses in the town. |
and it is not impossible that the council j
may put the sum to $1,000. If the elec- j
tion shall be declared valid there will be i
an immense business, for much of Vir
ginia and all of Tennessee and Georgia
will get liquid refreshment from Bristol,
which is located in two states and one
half of which is dry. H.
Fly for a Long Distance From Hive
in Quest of Nectar.
From the Scientific American.
The directive sense which is possessed
by bees is the object of researches made
by M. Gaston Bonnier of Paris, and he j
seems to prove that bees possess a spe- j
cial sense like that of carrier pigeons, j
Bees can fly for two miles from the hive '
and are then able to return after gather- i
ing their supply of honey. Langstroth j
and others suppose that vision comes
into play and that bees can see for a
great distance and can also note objects j
on the way so as to find their path. '
Others, with Dadant. suppose that the I
bees are guided by the sense of smell,
and that they can smell flowers at dis
tances of one and a half miles. The
author makes experiments to prove that
bees can return to the hive without using
either sight or odor. As to sight, he
takes bees to a distance of 1.2 miles
from the hive, in a cl03ed box. They
always fly back to the hive when re
leased. The same is true when their
eyes are covered, so that sight is not
As regards odor, experiments .?eetn to
prove that bees perceive odors at only ,
short distances. When a needle dipped
in ether is brought near the head of the !
bee it shows signs of perceiving the j
odor, but not so when the needle is
placed back of him or near other or
gans. Besides, when the organs of smell.
(antennae) aie removed entirely, the bees
will return to the hive. M. Bonnier
makes the following experiment: At &to
feet from the hive he places a supply of
sirup, and the bees soon find It. pro
ceeding to and fro to the hive. Such
bees he marks with green-colored pow
der. He then places a second supply of
sirup at the same distance from the hive, j
but spaced at twenty feet from the for
mer. Other bees are now engaged In the;
to and fro movement to this point, but
these are not the same individuals as the :
green-marked ones, who are still work- i
ing on the tlrst supply, and lie marks:
these in red. We thus have two distinct:
fr-ets of bees, and we see that the* can ;
distinguish two directions which form a
very acute angle. We seem to have here
a special directive sense which does not
reside in the antennae, but probably in .
the cerebroid ganglia. Other facts may !
be cited in evidence of the directive
sense of bees. . !
Status of the Deadbeat.
From tbo Atchison Globe.
No man is wholly iree from sin. but j
so many lesser evi!s are tolerated that |
a man should hesitate long before be- |
coming a de&dbeat. Criminals are de-1
spised and abhorred, but to the dead- j
boat all that is coming, as well as the I
contempt of his fellow-men. There is
something at once so mean and so lit
tle In taking advantage of the conlUlence
which comes with friendship that the
hand of every man is turned against a
deadbeat as soon as his leputation is
well established. The deadbeat may
fondly imagine he is living easy and mak
ing money without work, and of course
he takes no account of the confidence he
violates and the hardships he inflicts on
others. But. that a.^ide, lie really has a
harder time than the man wiio is honest
and fair. He is compelled to move a
good deal and peace of mind he knows
not. I,ike other types of crooks, he
doesn't prosper, and his finish is more
unpleasant than the beginning.
"Did his widow succeed in breaking his
" Yes: long before he died."?Kansas
City Journal.
Place Made Famous by Dickens Is
to Be Torn Down by
Special Correeponden<*o of Tlv- StHr.
LONDON. July 7. !!?>.
The Saracen's Head Hotel. Snow Hill,
which celebrated its 4<?nth birthday not
long- ago, closed its doors July :! forever,
the proprietors giving as the reason tiie
now fashionable and popular plea of
"Increased taxation."
The old hostelry had many claims on
public Interest and was a favorite resort
of tourists. In the <lavs of mail coaches
it was of considerable importance, being
one of the recognized stopping places.
Poaches passed through the archway
under the hotel and visitors stopping in
the house were In the habit of Kathering
on the balconies surrounding the court
yard to watch the arrival and departure
of passengei-s.
Tx>rd Nelson when he left his home as a
youth to join the navy broke ills jour
ney at the Saracen's ilead and stopped
the night in tlie historic building.
But it was Dickens who really immor
talised the hotel. It was there that lie
had Squeers interview the students who
were to "accurately educated" at his
school. It was there lie met his pupils
and took them down to Dotheboys Hall,
with Nicholas Nicklchy in attendance a*
teacher, already regretting that he had
accepted the position.
The hotel will be torn down, to the
despair of Dickers lovers, who bewail
the yearly destruction or public loss ot
places the novelist brought to tlie not'eo
of England by weaving theni into his
America Leads in the Matter ol
Mileage by a Wide Margin.
From tli'* Scientific American.
America still continues, by a wide ms*
gin. to lead the world in tne extent of
its railway system. Out of a total of
51*4,867 miles of railroad in the whole
world, ;K58,'.5S miles are located in North
America. This is but little less than the
total for the three cantinents of Europe.
Asia and Africa; Europe having lfl0..'l*5
miles, Asia 50,miles, and Africa is,519
miles, a total of 274.198 miles for the old
world. South America has a total o*
.'$4,S?11 miles, and Australasia of 17,7(0
miles of railroad, which added to the ins
ures tor North America, make a grand
total for the new w >rld of .'Wimiles.
The above figures form part of a report
compiled by the Prussian ministry of
pubhc works, for the year 11)07, whicti
shows that, compared with the previous
year, the largest percentage of increase
is that of 998 miles or .>.7 per cent in Afri
ca. followed by 7,Oo7 miles, an increase
of ? per cent iu North America, and ?917
miles, r-'presentin.'? an increase of !?? per
cent in Europe. The greatest amount of
construction in European countries was
that in Russia, where 1,025 miles of new
track were built; France was next with
miles, and Germany built 411 miles.
The largest additions in Asia were madn
in British Ind a. where 909 miles were
built. China coming next with 464 miles.
In South Africa, the largest addition was
in British South Africa, where the mile
age was increased 5V* per cent by the ad
dition of :miles.
During the decade from 1?97 to 1907
there was extraordinary activity in the
building of railroads throughout the
world, 140.137 miles of new railroad be
ing built in that time, representing an In
crease of per cent. The largest gain
was in North America. The statistics of
85 per cent of the railroads owning the
total mileage given abjve show that there
is a total capital Invested of nearly *4-,
nOO.OOO.oviO. If the same rate of cost has
obtained in the railroads of which statis
tics were not available, the total outlay
011 railroads, from their inception to th?
present t.me. must l>e nearly s5o,<mo.MHi.
009. This would represent an investment
of about $'11.5m for each inhabitant of tft ;
globe at the present time.
Bangs?What is the difference between a
woman's whist club and a man's poker
Wangs?Why. in <?nc you get home to
dinner and in the otiier to breakfast.?
Newark Star.
"Gsacarcta are certainly fine. I ? friend
one when the'doctor wai treating him for cancer
?ttheatomacb The seat morning he paaaed
fear pieceaof a tape worm He theu got a boa
and io three day* he paaaed a taaa-worn 45 feat
loaf. It waa Mr. lfatt Freck. of Millerabnrg.
Dauphin Co.. Pa 1 am quite a worker foi Casca
reta I nae them myaelf and find them beneftc-ial
for moat any disease cauaed by impure blood.**
Chsa E. Condon. Lewiaton. Pa.. (Mifia CoJ
{peasant. Palatable. Potent. Taste Good.
Do Good Naver Sicken, Weaken or Grip*,
lie. 2Sc, 50c. Naver aald is balk. The gena
tablet stamped C C C. Guaranteed to
1 or rmr money back. <21

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