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If the puzzle Is to be mailed, 4c, must be added to covor postage. Copies will be Mailed Upon Request and All Mail Orders Will Receive Prompt Attention. ADDRESS: DAILY PRESS GET ONE AND GET BUSY. NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA. i.. In Days |Coi Alter having played a ?ccond only to that of the "prnlrit?oner" in the settlement and devftnt of llie United States west iU Mis? sissippi River, the Concords! has [ gone t? Join the Indian atg buf- j falo among things America? have practically ceased to exist.BidOn-I cd and slofly dlslntcgraiji the] yards of some old stagrfik oiK West or running Cut ihelrj&'cars on the roads around Kar.termitaln i iminier resorts, a few of tfirude, primitive vehicles are still nscen about the country, but theipi to be the last of a vanishing^ So scarce have they become liberal are now preserved In museum thin country. In Iowa, where isftlrie roads were dotted with thentgfor ty years ago, they are now dilbi tlon in the state hlstorlcipnrt mcnt, curiosities to the rlslrijifra tion. In a letter to the Heraated February 11. the makers of tjgnco famous coaches say: ? "Wc have not built a Ijfo.' , three years now, and wc feeKthe old Concord is a thing of Mist. Tlio building of the hodynese coaches is almost a lost art. jiavc only one or two men left w'nSJfa miliar with the work." The s'ory of the Concord Bij tj one of profound Inter-'fit on Quirt some day be told In detail, ikes its name from the place whoi$as roadt?Concord. N". If. The iwho designed and built it wuwls Downing, a young wheelrlghtj)'in IS!!? completed and sold the "pp cord to John Shepherd, of Safe X. II. In that year he heeanftjo eiated with J. H. Abbot, under Sfin name of Downing & Abbot, atg?( two men, with their sous, cc the business, under several of the firm name, until 187?, w present Al/jOt-Downlng Comp; formed. Built 3,500 Concords. Thpy built altogother nbo f'oncord conches, sending t .Mexico. Peru. Chill, South Australia and New Zealand, selling thorn In the United Sta' 1M>8 they shipped a trainlood ty couches in one lot to Wells K- Co., for use In the far West the Union Pacific Railroad wa building. One of the Concords built was I he Dcadwood coach, sine doubly famous hy Colonel W. In the-Black. Hills and the Wil show. This old vehicle still ha the original whocls with which equipped when shipped from forty-two years ago. It was Uilr'y-two coaccs sold in 1883 f;) MoLStno, president of Ihe Stage Company, ,,of Callfor icord Coaches shipped to him around the Horn on Iho clipper ship General Grant in Feb? ruary. 1864" It ran between Cheyenne and Deadwood in the days when road agents were so trouDlesomo that Mon ? roo Salisbury and other Western stag? ing men had to sheathe the Concpros with iron and fill tliem with sharp? shooters to get the bullion through. The Deadwood coach lias crossed the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, anil has carried such distinguished pas? sengers as the Presidents of tbe Unit? ed States and France, the King and Queen of England, the Emperor 01 Germany, the King of Sweden, tliu King of Italy, tbe King of Denmark and tbe King or Greece. Contrary to the general belief, the ConCbrd coach is not a purely Ameri? can vehicle. Falrman Rogers and other authorities consider it to be'an adaptation of the private couch o.' chariot In use In Europe in the latter part of the eighteenth century and ar? rested in its development to suit the conditions existing in this country be? fore the railroads were built. Peculiarities of Construction. The peculiarities of construction of the Concord are that It has three par? allel straight reaches or perches con? necting the hind axle and the front transom bed and forming a very stilt rectangular frame. At. the four cor ners or this frame rise four stiff iron standards, which carry at their upper ends square Iron shackles, connecting which on each side arc thick leather straps or thorough braces, and on these Ithoroughbraces rests the body of the coach. This was exactly the mode of suspension of European carriages be? fore the Introduction of steel springs, which, it will be noticed, are wholly absent In the Concord coach. When the coach Is running lue body sways about on the th?roughbraces iii a way that will make a sensitive per? ron as seasick as would a trip across the English Channel. The body sets high off the ground and the roof ol tbo vehicle is nearly two feet higher than that of a modern English coach. Inside there are seats for twelve pas? sengers On the large Concord mall coaches, while the outside seats ac? commodate eight or nine more. For rough use on bad roads there ia no coach like them, the best proof of tlrls fact being their extensive use in the old days In Australia and Africa, where English Influence would natur? ally give the English type of coach the inside track if Jt could ft.o bill. The Concords were made almost jwholly of wood; there was llttie about Kihtm which could not be repaired by 8 roughest frontier mechanic; they mid bear an immense amount of rd usage without being disabled, anil run safely over roada which woulil dislocate no ISngilsh conch In the first half mile.?New York Her? ald. Important Opinions on Speculation. "Solomon, reputed the wisest of men, said, 'Where mere ;a no vision the people perish.' In all literature there is no justification of speculation so vivid or so trenchenl as this state? ment. The world's great things have been done by men who nre willing to take risks and whose willingness was Inspired by the picture of success Which they kept constantly before, their minds and their ambitious. There is a tendency, chiefly the ex? pression of ignorance to confuse spec? ulation with gambling. There Is, however, not the slightest justification for the assume,! synonym. Gambling may be defined as a hazard without intelligence or Intelligent effort. Spec? ulation, on the contrary, while neces? sarily involving hazard, is only Jus? tifiable as it may Ifs undertaken In the spirit of intelligent research and experience." "Then what would you say is legi? timate speculation?'' "All speculation is legtimate." an? swered Price, "provided it is based on an adequacy of capital and resources and requisite Intelligence." President Hadley of Yale defines it thus: "Speculation, in the narrowest sense of the word, is the attempt to make money out of the flunctuations in tl'.o value of property as distinct from Its earnings. In a wider sense, specula? tive business which involves large risks for the chance of large gains." More picturesque is the explanation of the German economist Colin, wdio says that speculation Is the struggle of well-equipped intelligence against the rough power of chance. Justice Holmes of the United States Supreme Court, In one of his deci? sions, makes an interesting contribu? tion when he says: "S|>eculation by competent men is the self-adjustmont of society to the probable. People will endeavor to forecast the future and to maso agreements according to their proph? ecy." Then again speculation has been shid t<> lie "two fifths Irreconcilable facts and tha rest plain guessing." South America's Century. Now that the reaction from the un? natural conditions engendered by Hire,, hundred years of Spanish op? pression has set in. South America seems destined to accomplish in the twentieth century what North Amer? ica did in the nineteenth. With the beginning of the new century an era of development dawned which had been gnthoring volume and momen? tum with the swiftness of a snowball rolling down hill. So writes C. P. Cartor In the Technical World Muga 7.1no for March. ? The fifty million people south of the ISS ed at last thai they possessed the greatest storehouse of natural re? sources remlnlng uncxploltod on earth. With one aecord they set about, developing their Inheritance: and finding the task beyond their means, Invited the world's spare capi? tal and population to come and Help, The enthusiasm with which the invi? tation was accepted lias resulted in a splendid chapter of achievements which, in turn, have inspired plans for. the future as magnificent as they are comprehensive. Tiie foreign trade of the continent, which grew from 11,200,000,000 In 1906 to ?1.500.000.000 in 1907. affords Bn Indication of the race progress has set, but it doesn't tell the whole story by any means. Within the next de? cade two billion dollars will be In ? vested in railroads to bring the pro? ducts of South America to wharves and docks?not the flimsy pile and timber affairs so familiar in tbe Unit? ed States, but solid stone structures planned to endure until the end of time?which are being built at a cost of many millions more. Farms, mines and forests are being opened up nml every effort is being made to foster manufacturing Industries by means of subsidies and tariffs. Waterfalls, so abundant everywhere, are being har? nessed to furnish cheap light and power and unwholesome old cities are being raxed In order that they mav be rebuilt according to the most ad? vanced ideas In sanitary engineer ing. From "The Influence of the Stocl Excrange on the Development of America." by John Faul Ryan, in the March Metropolitan Magazine. Five Stages of American Journalism. Here are what 1 regard as the stages of American Journalism, and Its prin? cipal distinction at each stage, says General Charles H. Taylor, editor of the Boston Globe, In an article In the March Appleton's. 1. A mere abstract of European news? papers. 2. Employed by the agitators of iho Revolution for printing appeals to the people. 3. The puppet of the politicians; in the first years of fierce party conflict under the new government, and us? ually edited by Imported adventurers who i had worn out their welcome everywhere else in the world; often men of flashing wit. but never men of sober purpose. 4. The vehicle of an editor's oracu? lar and often eccentric opinions on politics. The press was now eman? cipated from the control of politi? cians; It was free, courageous, and in? fluential, but was narrow in Its field ami intolerant. It was not yet a newspaper, and it still excluded from its support and Interest seven tenth, of the people, including all the worn diug as any political tract is today to women and children. 5, At last the newspaper! It gives the news for the first time; it has vindicated and Illustrated its name; it Is more educational than over, though less dogmatic; It Is freer than ever, because It hau become too vast a concern to bo the mere instrument of any single personality or any single clique, however powerful; It has be? come a property instead of a play? thing; it Is- devoted to the public in? terest and is more clearly the repre? sentative of the puMic, because It In too great to live on the favor of a few, as it once did; It Is more Independent and fairer in politics, because to at? tain the llrst rank It must have the respect of people of all parties. No mere organ of any party is a leader among the newspapers of any city to? day. The press is more scrupulous and conservative In all respects than ever before, because an Immense cap? ital Is always at stake. It Is moro In? fluential than ever before, not only because It Is more widely road and moro varied in Its Interests, but also because its opinions- carry the weight of business sagacity and success, as !well as intellectual acumen. Wireless Up-to-Date. When the llrst wireless message was flashed across the Atlantic on October 17tb, 1907. the tremendous significance of the event appealed to all the world. Here was an invention which promised to put all the great cable companies out of business, and to turn their billions of dollars' worth of elaborate machinery Into useless junk. Several months have elapsed, and the New York Times, and the I/ondon Standard, Times, Telegraph and Chronicle-, the Montreal Star and the Toronto Globe all publish daily large number of wireless messages. The Sunday edition or the New York Times comes out every -week with a whole page ot European news, tele? graphed to CMfden, Ireland, and thence "wirelessed" to New York by Marconi. So far. then, wireless tele? graphy Is an accomplished sclcatltle fact. So writes P. Harvey Mltldleton in the Technical World Magazine for March. But those persons who have been fondly anticipating the sending ol PAYS DEBT 75 YEARS OLD. A man 75 years old may not hav* had occasion to pay a del/, and yei If he finds* he is losing his grip hf owes it to himself to take Sexim Pills, when he knows they are tht one thing that will tone him up ant prolong his life. Prlco $1 a box; sh boxen $5, with full guarantee for nnj form of nerve weakness in men oi women.?For sale by all druggist?. messages to England by wlrelct? at ton cents a word (the land charges make It fifteen cents), against the twenty-flve cents of the cablo com? panies, nro doomed to disappoint? ment. The vnrlous Marconi concerns do not Intend, at any rate for some considerable time, to throw their >mr vlco open to the mun of the street. They are In no way prepared for the deluge of business that would follow such an notion. If they did so, the cable companies would not \ro slow to make use ,of them for the trans? mission of a large proportion of their messages. But while thore will be no public service yet. the Marconi people are quietly making arrange? ments with B large number of com? mercial houses with foreign connec? tions for the transmission "of mes? sages which are now sent by cable : at the closo of business. On account of the difference In tlmo, nono of theo messages can be delivered in iljondon until nine o'clock the next, 'morning, and they can therefore eas j tly he handled by the wlroless sys ' tern. Longevity in Southern Latitudes. Because in rtoplca] countries more decayed vegetable matter Is found aid I in consequence, more miasma, the Hen has become popular that only vigor? ous henlth and long life are likely In tort hern latitudes where frost now I and then assorts Itself. The fact that humanity mntures much earlier tropical climes seems to warrant the] conclusion that It must necessadily perish much earlier Dr. Lugl 8am bon of Home attempts to put the pop-| lular impression to sleep by mi elab I prate exhibition of statistics. lie doesn't contend that the ??rm? st climate Is the most suitable to a man, under the conditions of modern civilization, but he remonstrates vig? orously against the Idea that a cold] and variable climate Ih the most con? ducive to the physical and Intellectual | Improvement of the human race. While northern climates may produce stalwart frames, statistics show thatl j they do not conduce to longevity. In proof of his position the doctor cite* I the fact that the average Arab out? lives the average Eskimo by not los:, [than twenty-live years. He shows that the people who live along the uuhealthful coasts of Cen? tral and South America survive the inhabitants of tho higher and coole.' altitudes of the interior. He show; also that tho Hindus, who often reach puberty as early as nine years, live to a surprising old age. Tho inhab? itants or the southern countries of Europe are found to Hvo much longer than those of the more northorn lati? tudes. To illustrate, in England in a popu? lation of 27,000,000 I hero are hut 146 centenarians, while in Spain, with a population or but 18,000,000. there are 401 centenarians. Tho probahii a re Jim! IV, ? ? MORE OLD HENRY SOLD THAN ANY OTHER. WHYT BECAUSE QUALITY IS BIST. FOR SALE EVERYWHERE. cities, and is therefore not bo much the fault of tho climate as of an in? difference of sanitary laws.?Cincin? nati Times-Star. Buncoed. "My faith In ncwspapors lias re* celved n sad shock," said tho burglar just captured in tho act. '?How so?" asked the policeman ad? justing the cuffs. "I had read so often that a copper was never around when needed," re? joined the prisoner, lapsing into sul? len silence.?Philadelphia Ledger. Pro!>ably Lynched Negro, (11/ Associated Press) KALiDOSTA, OA., Feb. 26 ? Til* leader of a crowd of negroes charg? ed with foiming a conspiracy to ?>r.