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Who Gains Most By ?
tty Harold Owen J
S to the comparative tribulations of the married state, does
the man -who marries gives no hostages to fortune beyond
those provided by his collaborator? ls it for his own selfish
creature corni orts that he bolts his breakfast, rushes for the
: morning train; and stews in the city-ail to earn an income
of which he personally spends only a fifth or a tithe? Are
dressmakers' bills merely part of his unholy, selfish, joy?
Once a man becomes a husband, has he nothing to bear and
forbear? Has the compound word "henpecked" crept use
lessly Into our language? Has no man's "individuality" been sapped or over
whelmed by an overpowering personality in petticoats? Though it bo true
that a wife has no "wages," is a husband allowed to husband his? Though a
wife may be "a slave to her hasband," has the converse phrase no sanction
from experience? And though a. mother be "a slave to her children," has a
father no parental cares? Are there no households in which a father has to
?ink his "Individuality" and preferences and wishes-allow uis meals to be
fixed, where he shall live, when and where he shall take his holidays, and even
how long he shall remain In harness- "fer the sake of the children?" Is a ''de
Toted husband" meTely a contradiction in terms? Is marriage always Deer
and skittles for the husband, and never cakes and ale for the wife? And as to
the comparative losses and gains of entering the marriage state, does the nian
standing at the altar surrender nothing and incur no resposibi::ties rrom
which he^would otherwise be free, and does the woman acquire nothing but
the burden of fresh duties and a gold ring of asomewhat monotonous pattern?
I apologize for the elementary and homely character of these interroga
tories. But the fact that they trise out of a current controversy shows where
that controversy is taking ns. And so I put the question, as a matter for
timely discussion. Who gains most by marriage, man or woman? And that
question cannot be answered without answering t?e deeper question: "In the
Interest of which sex (apart altogether from the institution of home and the
entity of family) is it most neojssary that the institution ot marriage should
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Put Your Heart in Your 1
J5? Work J??
Zy Jerome Flieshman J
HE man who succeeds in any line of endeavor Is he who has
worked whole-heartedly, whole-souledly, whole-selfedly for
For this tkng called Success is simply the realization of
ideals we have ?ermed, and striven to materialize.
Don't 'have a "grouch" against the firm that supplies your
bread and butter. Better work for ten dolors a week and
work then be employed at twenty-five dollars a week and
Coming down to the office ic the morning wita a desire to make the day
pass as quickly as possible, and with the little real "York performed is abso
lutely necessary, ls a dead sure vay to oblivion.
There's no exhilaration that can equal the feeling a man sensates after a
particularly hard job has been get out of the way, and got out of the way by
being done right.
The difference between enthusiasm and half-heartedness is the difference
hetw?en a big, fat envelop on pay-day and a salary that gets smaller in tlie
eyes of the man who ls always looking for, but never working for a raise.
Enthusiasm! 'That's the thing that builds bridges and tunnels through
mountains. One enthusiastic employe in an organization is worth an army of
wishers for six o'clock and Saturday afternoon.
And there can be no enthusiasm unless you are heart, head, and hand in
1 igue with your work. ?
The man who views his dally work as part of his daily self is the man
who.accomplishes things. The man who performs his duties in a spirit of
lefs-get-rld-of-these-pesky-matters is the man you never hear of as making
Pot your heart into your work.-Profitable Advertising.
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* wurt? ? T wi
in brewery shares. The only stock that has gone down
badly-there has been a great slump in dukes. They used
stand rather well in the market, especially the Tory mar
ket; but the Tory press has discovered that they are not
.00?>X real value- They have been making speeches. Recently
one specially expensive duke made a speech and all the
Tory press said: "Weld, now, really, is that the sort of thing we are spending
?250,000 a year upon?" Because a fully equipped duke costs as much to
keep^up as a couple of Dreadnoughts and they are just as great a terror, and
they last longer..
So long as they were contented to be mere idols on their pedestals, pre
serving that kind of stately silence which becomes their rank and intelligence,
all went well, and the average British citizen rather looked up to them and
?aid to himself, "Well, if the wonrt comes to the worst for this old country,
-we (have always got the dukes to fill back Upon." But then came the budget,
and they stepped off their perch. They have been scolding like omnibus driv
ers purely because the budget cart has knocked a little of the gilt off their
The Dream Book o/^^
Modern Science $
Ey H. Addington Bruce. ^
ODERN science is writing a dream book of its own to take
the place of the unauthorized and mischievous manual in
vogue among th? superstitious. When completed it will
be a remarkable production, wonderfully interesting and
thoroughly practical and helpful.
Science, of course, does not assert that all dreams aro
significant. A good many dreams-and especially the com
moner dreams of failing, Hying, and the various forms of
nightmare-merely testify to some trifling disturbance or
the physical organism of the dreamer. This has long been recognized, and
the text-books.aro full of anecdotes showing how dreams may be made to
order, so to speak.
One experimenter, by tickling a sleeper's nose, caused him to dream that
tar was being plastered over his face and then violently pulled off, causing
Agonizing pain; uncovering his knees gave him a dream of traveling in a
stage-coach in the dead of winter and suffering frightfully from the c?W ; put
ting a hot-water hettie to his feet made him dream that he was walking over
the lava of an active volcano.
But while appreciating the inconsequential character of dreams Induced
hy finch means, as also by indulgence in late suppers, the cramping of a
muscle through lying too long in one position, or the slipping off of the bed
clothes, science insists that there 'are times when even the most trivial of
dreams may be profoundly portentous.
A Practical Affair,
"Anything romantic about their wed
"Not a thing. She caa cook, and he
feas a job."-Louisville Oourior-Jc ar
A New York woman has patented a
corm ter feit note detector on the prin
cipie of the old style stereoscope, a
frame to hold the note passing In
front of a strang magnifying lens.
What Will lt Teach?
What is this proposed Massachusetts
college which, if the Boston Globe is
rightly informed, "will have neither a
baseball nor a football team?" Pray,
what will it teach, and how does it ex
pect to make a living?-New York
Professor Wassermann of
succeeded in finding a serum
cums ptomaine poisoning.
Taft Urges issuance of $30,
OCO,000 in Bonds.
SOME NOTEWORTHY REFORMS
Importance of Conserving Water
ways, Forests, Public Lands Set
Forth By President Taft.
Washington, D. C., Special.-Presi
dent Taft last Friday sent to Con
gress a special message on Conserva
tion of our t National Resources/
which, in part, is as follows:
To the Senate and House of Rep
In my annual message I reserved
the subject of the conservation of
our national resources for discussion
in a special message, as 'follows :
In several departments there is
presented the necessity for legisla
tion looking to the further conserva
tion of our national resources, and
the subject is ono of such importance
as to require a more detailed and ex
tended discussion than can be en
tered upon in this communication.
For that reason I shall take an early
opportunity to send a special mes
sage to Congress on the subject of
the improvement of our waterways;
upon the reclamation and irrigation
of arid, semi-arid and swamp lands;
upon the preservation of our forests
and the re-foresting of suitable
areas; upon the" re-classification of
the public domain with a view of
separating from agricultural settle
ment mineral, coal, and phosphato
lands and sites belonging to the gov
ernment bordering on streams suit
able for the utilization of water
In 1860 we had a public domain
of 1,055,911,283 acres. We have now
731,354,081 acres, confined largely to
the mountain ranges and the arid
and semi-arid plains. We have, in
addition, 368,035,975 acres of land in
Among the most noteworthy re
forms initiated by my distinguished
predecessor were the vigorous prose
cution of land frauds and the bring
ing of public attention of the neces
sity for preserving the remaining
public domain from further spolia
tion, or the maintenance and exten
sion of our forest resources, and for
the enactment of laws amending the
obsolute statutes so as to retain gov
ernmental control over that part of
the public domain in which there are
valuable deposits of coal, of oil, and
of phosphate, and. ;n addition there
to, preserve control, under conditions
favorable to the public, of the lands
along the streams in which the fall
of water can be made to generate
power to be transmitted in the form
of electricity many miles to the
point of its use, known as "water
The investigations into violations
of the public land laws and the
prosecution of land frauds have been
vigorously ? continued under my ad
covered hjr the withdrawals made
prior to that date.
Should Meet Conditions.
The present statutes, except so far
as they dispose of the precious met
als and the purely agricultural lands,
M*e not adapted to cary out the
?nodern view of the best disposition
*>f public lands to private owner
ship, under conditions offering on the
one hand sufficient inducement LO
private capital to take them over for
proper development, with restrictive
conditions on the other which shall
secure to the public that character
of control which will prevent a mon
opoly or mis-use of the lands or^heir
products. The power of the Secre
tary of the Interior to withdraw
from the operation of existing sta
tutes tracts of land, the disposition
of which under such statutes would
be detrimental to the public interest,
is not clear or satisfactory. This
power has been exercis^l in the in
terest of the public with the hope
that Congress might affirm the ac
tion of the Executive by laws adapt
ed to the new conditions. Unfor
tunately, Congress has not tims far
fully acted on the recommendations
of the Executive, and' the question
as to what the Executive is to do
is, under the circumstances, full of'
difficulty. It Beems to me that it is
the duty of Congress now, by a
statute, to validate thc withdrawals
which-have ueen ma*^1 . 'he Secvc
tary of the Inte-ioi a"' I." !''-.>
den;:, and to authorise th* Secretary
of the Interior temporarily to with
draw lands pending submission to
Congress of recommed?tions as to
legislation to meet conditions or
emergencies as they arise.
With respect to the public land
which lies along the streams offering
opportunity to convert water-power
into transmissible electricity, anoth
er important phase of the public-land
question is presented. There are
valuable water-power sites through
all the public land States. The opin
ion is held that the transfer of sov
ereignty from the Federal govern
ment to the territorial governments
as they become States, included the
water-power in the rivers except so
far as that owned by riparian pro
prietors. I do not think it necessary
to go into a discussion of this some
what mooted question of law. It
seems to me sufficient to say that the
man who owns and controls the land
along the stream from which the
power is to be converted and trans
mitted, owns land which is indispen
sable to the conversion and use of
that power. I cannot conceive how
the power in streams flowing
through public lands can be made
available at all except by using the
land itself as tbe site for the con
struction of the plant by; -which the
power is generated and converted
and securing a right-of-way there
over for tr?- mission lines. Under
these cordtions, if the government
owns the adjacent land-indeed, if
the government is the riparian own
er-it may control' the use of the
water-power by imposing proper con
ditions on the disposition of the land
necessary in the creation and utili
zation of the water-power.
To Thwart Monopoly.
The development in electrical ap
pliances for the conversion of the
water-power into electricity to be
transmitted, long distances has pro
gressed so far that it is ?no longer
problematical, but it is a certain in
ference that in the future the power
of the water falling in the streams
to a large extent will take the place
of natural fuels. In the disposition
of the domain already granted, many
water-power sites have come under
absolute ownership, and may drift in
to one ownership, so that all the
water-power under private ownership
shall be a monopoly^ If, however,
the water-power sites now owned by
the government-and there are enough
of them-shall be disposed of to
private persons for the investment cf
their capital in such a way as to pre
vent their union for purposes of mon
opoly with other water-power sites,
and under conditions that shail limit
the right of use to not exceeding
thirty years with renewal privileges
and some equitable means for fixing
terms of rental and with proper
means for determining a reasonable
graduated rental, it would seem en
tirely possible to prevent the absorp
tion of these most useful lands by a
power monopoly. As long as the
government retains control .and can,
prevent their improver union with
other plants, competition must be
maintained, and prices kept reason
Drainage of Swamp Lands.
A work of the utmost importance
to inform an dinstruct the public on
this chief branch of the conservation
of our rpsources is being carried on
successfully in the Department of
Agriculture; but it ought not to
escape public* attention that State
action in addition ic that of the De
partment of Agriculture (as for in
stance in the drainage of swamp
lands) is essential to the best treat
ment of the soils in the matter above
The act by which in semi-arid
parts of the public domain the area
of the homestead, has been enlarged
from 160 to 320 acres has resulted
most beneficially in the extension of
"dry farming," and in the demon
stration which has been made of the
possibility, through a variation in
the character and mode of culture,
of raising substantial crops without
the presence-of. such . a supply of
water has been heretofore thought
to be necessary for agriculture.
But theer are millions of acres of
completely arid lands in the public
domain which, by the establishment
of reservoirs for the storing of water
and the irrigation of the lands, may
be made much more fruitful and pro
ductive than the best lands in a cli
mate where the moisture oomes from
the clouds. Congress recognizes the
importance of this method of artifi
cial distribution of water on the arid
lands by the passage of the recla
mation act. The rjror.fifl?'s nf tlio miK
._e,-- ... .vo cuiyivy, io con?
struct the works.
Recommends $30,000,00 in Bonds.
One of the difficulties which has
arisen is that too many projects in
view of the'available funds have been
set on foot. The funds available un
der the reclamation statute are in
adequate to complete these projects
within a reasonable time. And yet
the projects have been begun; set
tlers have been invited to take up
and, in many instances, have taken
up, the public land within the pro
jects, relying upon their prompt
completion. The failure to complete
the projects for their benefit is, in
effect, a breach of faith and leaves
them in a most distressed condition.
I urge that the nation ought to afford
the means to lift them out of the
very desperate condition in which
they now are. This condition does
not indicate any' excessive waste or
"any corruption on the part of the
Reclamation Service. It only indi
cates an over-zealous desire to ex
tend the benefit of reclamation to as
many acres and as many States as
possible. I recommend, therefore,
that authority be given to issue, not
exceeding $30,000,000, of bonds from
time to time, as-the Secretary of the
Interior shall find it necessary, the
proceeds to be dpplied to the com
pletion of the projects already be
gun rind their proper extension, and
the bonds runnin0 ten years or more
to b* Laken up by the proceeds of
returns to the . reclamation fund,
which returns, as the years go on,
will increase rapidly in amount.
There is no doubt at all that if
these bonds were to be allowed to
run ten years, the ?proceeds from the
public lands, together with the ren
tals for water furnished through the
completed enterprises, would quickly
create a sinking f ur?d large enough
to retire the bonds within the time
specified. I hope that, while the stat
ute shall provide that these bonds
are to be paid out of the reclamation
fund, it will be drawn in such a way
as to secure interest at the lowest
rate, and that the credit of the Unit
ed States will be pledged for their
I urge consideration of the recom
mendations of the Secretary of the
Interior in his annual report for
amendments of the reclamation act,
proposing ether relief for settlers on
The President here devotes much
space to inland waterway improve
ment to the Mississippi, Missouri
and Ohio rivers.
The forest reserves of the United
States, some 190,000,000 acres in ex-'
tent are under the control of the De
partment of Agriculture, hvith au
thority adequate to preserve them
and to extend their growth so far as
that may he practicable. The impor
tance of the maintenance of our for
ests cannot be exaggerated. The pos
sibility of a scientific., treatment of
forests so that they shall be made to
yield a large return in timber with
out really reducing the supply has
been demonstrated in other countries,
and we should work toward the
standard set by them an far as their
methods are applicable to our condi
Upwards of 400,000,00 acres of
Corest land in this country are in
private ownership, but only 3 per
cent, of it is being treated scientifi
cally and with a view to the main
tenance of the forests. The part
played by the forests in the equaliza
tion of the supply of water on water
sheds is a matter of discussion and
dispute, but the general benefit to
be 'derived by the public from the
extension of forest lands on water
sheds and the promotion of thc
growth of trees in places that are
now denuded'and that once had great
nourishing forests, goes without say
ing. The control to be exercised
over private owners in their treat
ment of the forests which they own
is a matter for State and not na
tional regulation, because the:;c is
nothing in the constitution that au
thorizes the Federal government to
exercise any control over forests
within a State, unless the forests are
owned in a proprietary way by thc
For reasons which it is not neces
sary' here to state, Congress has seen
fit tor order an investigation into the
Interior Department and the Forest
^Service of the Agricultural Depart
ment. Thc results of that investiga
tion are not needed to determine the
value of, and the necessity for, the
new legislation which I have recom
mended in respect to thc publie lands
and in respect to reclamation. I
earnestly urge that the measures rec
ommended bc taken up and disposed
of promptly, without awaiting the
investigation which has been deter
mined upon. '.
WILLIAM H. TAFT.
To Aid of Cotton Growers.
London, Special.-The. British
! government came to the aid of the
cotton growers -when Lord Creme,
the Colonial Secretary, announced
that the government would grant
I $50,000 annually for three years to
the British Cotton Growing Associa
j tion in aid in increasing production.
Aged Tar Heel Dead.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Special.-Rev.
Daniel Glass, 101 years old, died
here. He was a Baptist minister,
and a native of Yancey county, North
Calhoun Statue March 12.
Washington, Special.-The House
agreed to a resolution offered by
Representative Finley of South Caro
lina, fixing March 12 as the date of
the ceremonies for the formal ac
ceptance by Congress of the statue
of John C. Calhoun. /
Say Early is "Probable Leper."
New York, Special.-John R. Early
upon whose case medical men have
been divided is in a reality leper,
according to a decision rendered by
a special committee of the Society o?
Boston Y. M. C. A. Building Burns.
. Boston, Special.-The Boston
?bung Men's Christian Association
?uilding. at the corner of Boylston
nd Berkley streets in the Back Bay
istrict, has been destroyed by fira
f unknown origin, entailing a loss
of more than $200,000.
An advance in westbound trans
Atlantic rates to the United States
has been agreed upon.
Leader of Ku Klux Dead.
Montgomery, Ala., Special.-Judge
John Calvin Reed, of Atlanta, Ga.
noted as a lawyer, author and
scholar, died here, aged.73. He was
active leader in the Ku Klux Clan.
Creditors Will Get Part.
Brussels, By Cable.-The Princess
Louise's share of King Leopold's
fortune is $1,200,000, of which credi
tors will get $800,000.
Pr?sidant Tatt declared war on the
Tnsurgents in Congress who oppose
An insurance company announced
Its readiness to assume liability for
all risk to aviators.
The British Parliament was dis
solved a-d a nsw OTK ,vas summoned
to meet February 15.
Secretary Dickinson, of ihe War
Department, called nr. President
Gomez, in Havana. Cuba.
The Nev.' York Zoological Society
started to rajs* a fund or st.OOO.OOO
as a permanent endowment.
T3jr*illift'oTs at the International Au
tbtnohlle Show reported heavydetail
and derlors' orders for new models.
Mr. Cnlzpr ofTfred in tah House, at
TVa-hinrtnri, a ;!oin'. resolution lo rec
oin Ize Estrada as President of, Nicar
The onfttifnr of the tax honks for
1910 showed that Mrs. John's. Ken
nedy was New York City's richest
Meal er rn1 [Ernest H. RhsckMon
announced that he had decided to
mn>p another trip to the Antarctic
Governor Noel, of Mlssissinn'. has
rained as unrollItutional a hill pro
viding for judicial nominations at
Theiaywen's missionary movement
held a campaign in Manhattan to in
terest business nrm in the project of
"Annulment cases ar? upcoming so
frequent they resemble trial mar
v'airps," said Justice Dowling, of New
York, grating the application of a
couple still under age.
Mayor Gaynor, of New York, in
structed his new Tax Board to pive I
juslicp to pll in makin?: asspssments, j
to find real value?, to avoid favorit
ism, to ignon* politics and to dismiss
any deputy doing wrong.
The man who has no piety to spare,
remanks the Chicago Tribune, has
none to save.
RURAL MAIL DELIVERY
Amount of Mail Matter Has Increas
ed Rapidly. ^
Washington, Special.-An increase
of 96 per cent, in the amount of mail
handled on rural free delivery routes
during the fiscal year ended June
30 last, over the fiscal year of 1905,
is shown in the annual repvirt of the
Fourth Assistant Postmaster-General
P. V. DeGraw, which was trans
mitted to the Postmaster-General.
Commenting upon this fact, Mr. De
"This remarkable increase is con
clusive evidence that the institution
of rural delivery has enlarged the
amount of the maiLi handled and
therefore increased the revenues.
This is true, although 45 per cent,
of the bulk of the mail on rural
routes is second class matter, as the
increase applies to all 'lasses of mat
ter, especially to letters and postal
cards, the latter due to. the enormous
use of souvenir or picture post
cards. ' '
. The total expenditure for rural
free delivery was $35;6o"L.034, an in
crease of $1,259,095.
Good roads havp been promoted by
the Postoffice Department in many
ways. The report says: "There has
been unprecedented improvement of
the condition of roads traversed by
rural carriers, due to the intelligent
and well-directed interest of .qoost
masters and carriers."
At the dead' letter division the re
ceipts of mail matter for the year
aggregated 11,997,325 pieces, a de
crease of 1,147,947 from the pre
ceding 12 months. Of this matter
1,674,788 pieces were of foreign
origin and 591,604 pieces were ad
dressed to foreign countries and re
turned as unclaimed. Of the total
number of letters and parcels re
ceived 7,535,044, or 62 per cent. I
were returned or forwarded.. It w."s
necessary to open 9,950,507 letters
and parcels to ascertain a clue to the
sender. The revenue derived from
the dead mail matter for the year
amounted to $29,234.
Fine and Imprisonment.
Atlanta, Ga., Special.-Superinten
dent D. M. Vining and Guard Peter
Cornet, of the city stockade, who
were found guilty by a jury of in
humanly beating a negro prisoner,
have been sent up for contempt of
court, and fined. Vining's sentence
was $150 fine .or six months' im
prisonment and Cornet's $100 or six
months. The council committee
which has been investigatiug the
charges of cruelty and abuses at the
city stockade reported to the council)
that many of the assertions were
substantiated. Sweping charges were
Taft on Cost of Living.
Taft expressed to Senator Elkins, of
West Virginia, his hearty approval
and support of the proposed investi
gation into the high cost of living
authorized by a resolution Senator
Elkins has presented in the Senate.
Secretary Nagel of the Depart
ment of Commerce and Labor has
promised lo. consider the creation of
a bureau for the investigation of the
conditions of workingmen and work
ing women in the United States.
Big Fire at Elk Park.
Bristol, Tenn., Special.-Elk Park,
a town of 1,200, in Mitchell county,
North Carolina, was swept by a de
structive fire Thursday. Twenty
buildings in the center of the town
are in ashes, with an estimated loss
of $75,000. Very little insurance on
the property. The town is without
Work Stopped; Many Idle.
Tampa, Fla., Special.-A special
from Key West states that work on
the Florida East Coast extension
from Miami has ceasr-d, and that
city is overrun with idle workmen,
most of them ignorant foreigners
and that some of them are practical
Messages of Former Presidents.
Washington, Special.-The House
has decided to destroy about ten tons
of old and worthless documents, con
sisting of old President's messages,
etc., which are found useless to keep.
Fortification Appropriation Bill.
Washington, Special.-The House
has passed the fortification bill, car
Statue of Gen. Lew Wallace Unveiled.
Washington, D. C., Special.-In
the presence of a distinguished
gathering the statue of Gen. Lew
Wallace, famous soldier, diplomat
and author, and a favorite son of
Indiana, was unveiled in Statnarv
Hall at the Capitol.
Plan to Raise $2,000,000 Fund.
Washington, Special.-A plan was
launched at the meeting of ;:he hoard
of directors of Geor^o Washington
University recently to raise $2.000,
000 as an endowment fund within
Prices of Shoes Will Soon Go Up.
New York, Special.-Trade con
ditions demand increase in the rela
tive price of shoes. Retailers prob
ably will increase their prices from
10 to 12 per cent, before the close of
the present year. This in effect is
what President John H. Hanan said
as he addressed the sixth annual
convention of the National Associa
tion of Boot and Shoe Manufac
Mrs. Morse Begins Figkt.
New York, Special.-Lying on a
counter next to the register at the
Hotel St. Regis is a petition to the
President ?sking for the relea?e of
Charles W. Morse, the banker, from
the Federal prison at Atlanta. Many
have signed it.
$60,000 Cotton Burned.
New Orleans, La., Special.-Eigh
teen hundred bales of cotton, valued
at $60,000 was destroyed in a fire
in a compress here.
m IN CONGRESS
insurgents Expected' te Keep
UNREST EXTENDS TO SENATE.
Fate of Several Administration BiL?s.
One of tlie Livest Topics With Nat
Washington, Special.-No. matter
how satisfactory an arrangement is
made for the selection of the joint
committee to investigate the Bal
linger-Pinchot controversy, the'insur
gent fight promises to occupy a prom
inent place in the congressional situ
ation during the week.
Dissentions between the insurgents- ,
and regulars in the House have oc
cupied the center of the stage for a
fortnight. The bickerings have even
spread" to the Senate wing of the
Capitol and legislation there has
been at standstill.
That there will be a lull in bostili
' ties in the House as soon as the Bal
linger-Pinchot committee is appoint
ed is concealed, but those who are
anxious that legislation may proceed,
without delay or not, over sanguine
of their efforts to keep the insurgent
row in dieek. They look for renew
ed outbieaks whenever any question
affecting the Cannon rulers is inter
jected into the -?roceedings.
Seeon 6L interest to the discussion of"
the battle between the Republican or
goniza'ion and the insurgents in the
House is the gossip in both brancheis.
of Congress as to what wil be the fate
of the several administration bills to
put into force what are known as
Taft policies as differentiated from
Roosevelt policies. These embrace
the program for the amendment of"
thc interstate commerce laws, the
Sherman anti-trust law, and, carrying'
into effect measures for the conser
vation of natural resources.'
Little opposition has been heard to?
the administration measures for the
strengthening of the interstate com
merce act. On all sides it seems to
be conceded that some such measure
as is proposed by Mr. Taft will be
Several hearings of more than or
dinary interest are scheduled to take
place, or at least begin, during the
week. There will be the consid
eration of ibo interstate commerce
bills at both ends of the Capitol, the
Mann canal bill before the Senate
committee on interoceanic canals, and
the meat inspection question beforo
the House committee on agriculture.
Another interesting situation will be
raised in the House committee on ex
penditures in the Interior Depart
ment by Representative Hitchcock of
Nebraska, who will endeavor to sub
stantiate the charges made by him
in'the House of extravagance in the*
conduct of land offices.
Former Oincsr of Seminole slffj |
Company Sentenced to HarB ||
Columbia, S. C., Special.^H pj|
Prince Saturday sentenced JOHBBM
Garlington and James Stobo Y|BjfflB
secretary and treasurer for |9D
defunct Seminole ' Securities
who were tried in five counts for con- ,
spiracy and fraud in connection with
their manipulation of $55.000 of the
assets of the company with fraudulent
itnent; the former to three years and
the latter to one yenr on the. chain
gang or State penitentiary. Bail has
been granted pending appeal, at $5,
Shoe and Lsather Men Meet.
Boston, Special.-Saturday more
than 200 men representing the Shoe
Wholesalers' Association, met here
to consider whether the trade is real-y
ly confronted with a radical advance
in leather and shoe prices. President'
J. Iv. On? of Atlanta, Ga., presided.
Smallpox Close3 Theatres.
High Point, N. C.-A Special says
the health authorities of this city
have ordered that all places of wor
ship and theatres, motion picture
shows be closed from the 15th to the
24tb, to prevent the spread of small
pox. Twelve cases reported, but the
situation is well in hand. No crowds
will be allowed to congregate at the
depot or on street corners. Day
schools will not be closed.
The Hookworm Conference.
Atlanta, Ga., Special.-With three
members of the Rockfeller commis
sion for the study of the hookworm
disease in attendance, more than two
hundred prominent physicians, life
insurance officials and representatives
of civic and commercial organizations
gathered in Atlanta Tuesday for thc
opening session of the first national
confeemce called fer the study of
the hookworm. The conference was
in session two days and a permanent
organization, to be knowu as :<The
Southern Health Conference" was
Notable Meeting This Week.
Washingt on, Special.-Representa
tvics of every phase of the complex
citizenship of the Uuited States as
sembled in conference Tuesday and
Wednesday, under auspices of the
National Civic Federation, at the Ba
lasco theater for the purpose of de
vising ways and means to bring about
uniform laws relating to marriage
and divorce, child labor and pure
food and drugs.
Snowfall 14y2 Inches.
New York. Special-Nine lives were
lost and six persons injured in one
of the worst storms that ever visit
ed New York City. Thc total snow
fnll at 10 o'clock Saturday morning
was 14 1-2 inches, second only to the
blizzards of 1S99, when 15 1-2 inches
fell, and of 18S8. in which ' Senator
Roscoe Conklin lost his life, when
20.9 inches fell. Eighteen thousand
men have been put to work clearing
thc streets, and it is estimated that
the cost of removal will exceed