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On Census Returns South Gets
NORTH WILL MAKE OBJECTION.
South's Population Figure? Creating
a Sensation-Presage Pol?tica!
Power r?nd Importance-Probable
Fight Ahead Between Sections.
J Washington, Special.-The amaz
ing growth in the South and South
west already is becoming the sensa
tion of the 1910 census.
Fifty-one counties in Texas shov>
a population of S17,475 in 1910, as
compared with 552,906 in 1900, *
gain of 46 per cent.
j This percentage maintainec
throughout Texas will mean a gair
of l,403,60o people in the State, oi
a total population of almost 4,500,
For Nueces county the Census Bu
reau reported a population of 21,955
in 1910, as against 10,434 ten yean
ago, an increase of 110 per cent.
Knox county showed a 500 pei
cent advance, and Tom Green count}
close to 400 per cent.
Returns from other States ari
scattering. Without: exception, the
Yfgures from Oklahoma and from th?
"Old South"-Louisiana, Mississippi
Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama
record startling increases.
On the present basis of represen
tation in Congress, a member to every
194,000 of the country's population
the returns from only forty-one coun
ties entitle Texas to another membei
of the House. If the ratio of increase
"is maintained, Texas will get seven
additional members, and have a dele
gation -consisting of twenty-three.
The scattering figures from, othei
parts of the South and Southwest,
most notably Oklahoma, presage a
like advance in political power and
v For this reason, talk of renewing
the Northern demand for limiting
Southern representation is becoming
general. The Northern Republicans
are practically sure to make aaothei
effort to pass a force bill, under which
representation would bt based upon
the vote cast instead of upon thf
A bitter sectional fight is sure te
Finger Nail Growing cn None. ..
Washington, D. C., Special.
' ^. There was a man in Washington
Fridav with a finger nail growing
from the end of his nose. His name
is J. B. Norris, and he hails from
Some months ago he had the greaten
part of bi? nose cut away, and the
surgeons endeavored to mend the de
fect by grafting his little.finger inte
After several months the root o'
the nail which thb surgeons had
failed to remove, began to sprout, anc
now the patient is afflicted with s
claw on the end pf his phobosci3.
i He left for New Orleans, where h<
will re-enter the Torro Infimarv tc
have the surgeons rebuild- his nose
with their planes, saws, and clis?is.
Well What is "Fitten T'eat?"
. against manufacturers of ice cream
cohes containing borax are to be in
stituted by the government under the
pure food law.
* Larse seizures of cones were made
reteatly in different parts of the
couuiry by inspectors of the depart
ment of agriculture. Analysis of the
cones seized disclosed the nresencc
of borax, a property which has been
held to be deleterious to the human
Flour Jumps Fifty Cent-; a Barrel.
. Jefferson vii le. Ind., Special.-Th<
'^.high price of wheat and prospects ol
\ poor yield in man- localities are
the reasons assigned by dealers fo:
the jump of 50 cents a barrel or
flour, which has been announced here
Farmers say that orchard grass ha?
. begun to sprout in the shock becnusr
of the recent heavv rains, and that
the loss will he heavy.
Bi? Gun Causes Another Accident
Fort Monroe, Special.-Eleven ar
tillerymen are dead and ar number of
others seriously injured, including two
officers, as the result of the bloiring
? out of a bre?ch block in a 12-inch; gun
at the De Hussey battery dining the
. coast artillery practice Thursday.
The accident happened while stu
dent officers were endeavoring to sink
a fleet cf tov.-ed targets, represent
ing an imaginan- hostile fleet, pro
ceeding ' toward Washington. The
battery was uudcr the immediate
command of Sergeant Harry Haas, of
the 69th company, United Staues
Prominent Citizen a Moonshiner.
Nashville, Tenn., Special.-A' dis
patch from Anniston, Ala., says Unit
ed States revenue officers have re
turned from Cleburne county after
having destroyed one of the largest
moonshine stills that has been located
iir years in the home of Charles Pes
neli, one of the most prominent cit
izens of the county, who lacked only
20 votes of receiving the nominator
for sheriff in the May primary. N?
arrests were made.
A Tramp's Gratitude.
Macon, Ga., Special.-Shortly be
f?pre the Klondyke gold boom, W. V.
Miller, a motorman of this city, then
living in Atlanta and known af
?Kid" Miller, met J. F. Curley, o
miner, stranded and without funds.
He took him in and fed him, gav*? bim .
:n&ney with which to travel as far as
?Kranngham. That was the last he
i>ver heard of the bread cast upon Ihr
daters, until be received word that
Curley had died in Dawson City and
i eft him a fortune estimated at $500,
DEMOCRATS IN DIVISION.
Two Congressmen Nominated in Sixth
North Carolina District-Godwin
Faction 1 .independsat' ' -Republi
cans Will Enter Field:
Wilmington, N. C.. Special-Be
cause the chairman of thc executive
committee, and temporary chairman
of the sixth district congressional
convention in session here, refused to
recognize delegates from New Han
over and Cumberland counties for the
reason that they had been "appoint
ed" instead of elected, ia violation of
the Democratic plan, it is claimed,
the executive committee, during a re
cess of the convention, deposed the,
chairman and re-elected another]
chairman who admitted the delegates
from the counties in question.
Oscar L. Clark, of Sladen, was
nominated on the 143d ballot at 1:20
a. m. Friday, defeating Congressman
Godwin and the other three candi
The Godwin faction held a "con
vention" Friday morning and by de
claring that Godwin should have
eleven of New Hanover's votes and
six of Cumberland's, nominated Han
nibal L. Godwin of Harnett on the
Supporters of Godwin declare that
no matter who makes the race for
Congress in this district H. L. God
win will be in the fight and that no
effort will be made to have the mat
ter submitted to the State executive
There is no doubt about the Re
publicans putting out a nominee and
it now looks like a three-cornered
fight. Godwin's forces declare that
he can win out over the field no mat
ter how- many are in the race and in
fact this declaration was made by J.
C. Clifford of Harnett in placing
Godwin in nomination.
Sheriff Balls Seven With Two Pistols.
Elliott, Miss., Special.-Five ne- j
groes were killed and two others
were mortally wounded Thursday
when Deputy Sheriff Cauley, who was
endeavoring to take them into cus
tody ou a minor charge, advanced
on the officer with farming imple
ments as weapons and with the avow
ed intention of "cutting Mm down.':
Bearing a warrant charging the
seven with assault. Cauley and two
citizens, deputized to assist 3iim,
went to the home of Henry Beck, r
colored farmer, near Elliott. As thc
posse approached, the negroes ceased
their work in the field and grabbing
pitchforks and other fanning tools,
made for the deputy. Cauley, how
ever, opened fire with two revolers
before the billigerents came within
striking distance, and. before thc
others of the posse had gained their
wits five of the attackin? party were
dead and the remainder wounded.
The deputy surrendered.
Several days ago an attempt was
made to effect the capture of the ne
groes but the arresting officer with
drew when they employed similar
tactics to those of Thursday.
R. E. President Left Scandal
Chicago, Special.-Death ?came to
Ira G. Rawn, president of the Monon
Railroad, supposedly from a bullet
fired by himself, but certainly on the
eve of possible exposure as a central
figure of what is declared may be one
of the greatest railway scandals of
Counsel foi- the Illinois Central
Railroad when confronted with var
batim copy of questions and answers
at a recent investigation of the com
pany's affairs, admitted that the
foundation had been carefully laid
with intent to show Mr. Rawn as pri
marilv responsible for years of crook
ed car contracts. His ansvrers, ho. -
ever, had been steadfast denials cf
the implied charges.
Buck's Stove Co. Surrenders.
Cincinnati, 0., Special.-A peace
agreement has been reached between
the Stove Founders' National Defense
Association and President Gompers,
of the American Federation of Labor.
This, it is believed, will end. the pros
ecutions by the Bucks Stove Com
pany against officers of the American
Federation of Labor.
Boy Dives Upon a Stingaree.
West Palm Beach, Fla., Special
Death in an almost unheard-of form
waited for Laurence S. Baker, an
11-year-old Jacksonville lad, when he
dived from a boat while in Lake
A stingaree, a huge, flat-bodied and
gruesome species of warm-water' fish
was lurking under the boat. One of
the barbed spines which this fish car
ries on its whip-like tail, pierced the
boy's neck, cutting into the juglar
vein. He rose to the surface, crving
for help and bled to death within
, French Justice.
Tours, France, By Cable.-A rag
picker named Joseph has confessed to
the assassination Apri] 21, 1930, of
five children of a farmer named
Brierc, in the vicinity of Charires
The father of the children was found
guilty of the murder and sentenced
to life imprisonment. He died in
Negro League Secures Roosevelt.
New York, Special.-Booker T.
Washington called on Col. Roosevelt
Firday to ask him to speak before,
the National Negro Business Men's
league, which is to hold a session in
this city on August 17, ]S and 19.
Washington is president of the league
Col. Roosevelt promised to make an
address on August 19. On tho fol
lowing day Washington is to sail to
Europe to collect material for. a
series of articles for a magazine on
the condition of the laboring masses
in Europe as compared with that o?
the negroes in America.
I TEXAS LOOKING PRK
Prohibitionists Split and Anti?
Candidate is Nominated.
AN EMBARRASSING SITUATION
Wet Kan cn Dry Wave-Vote or
Prohibition Amendment to Consti
tution Cairisd ty 20,000.
' $450,000,000 Cotton Exported.
Washington, Special.-Cotton, cop
per, illuminating oil, wheat-these ar
ticles in the order named, formed tin
most important articles exported frorr
the United States during the fiscai
year just closed. The value of the
cotton exported was $450,000,000, ol
the copper $83,500,000; of thc illumi
nating oil $62,500,000, and of th<
. Dallas;, Te::., Special-Oscar B
Colquitt, an anti-prohibitionist, wai
Saturday nominated for Governor bj
a plurality which will probably reach
60,000. Cone Johnson and William
Poindexter, the prohibitionist candi
dates, have only about a thousand
votes difference between them. These
are now in favor of Poindexter, bul
may change as some heavy ohnson
counties are yet to come.
Former Attorney General Davidson
is about 20,000 votes behind Poin
dexter and Johnson.
The pixjpositi :-n to submit to popu?
lar vote a prohibition amendment
to the constitution has carried by
probably 20,000. This presents the
situation of a:i anti-prohibition
Democrat being nominated' with a
party demanding the submission of
a prohibition amendment confront
ing him. This was caused by the
prohibitionist split on candidates.
25,000 Less Bars.
St. Jobn, N. B.. Special.-There are
approximately 25,000 less or bars
within the jurisdiction of the national
division Sons of Temperance of North
America than existed two years ago.
according to a' report made at the
annual convention of the organization
in session here last week.
"John D.'s Place" Cause of Pretest.
Cleveland. O.. Special.-Because
he placed ia the window of his saloon
a sigu reading '"This is John D.'s
place," John D. Schnapps was ar
The complaint was filed by.Frank
F. Marmann. who says he is a friend
of John D. Rockefeller.
Marmann says Mr. Rockefeller is
known as ''John D.," and bc asked
what the oil man's Sunday school
pupils would say if they chanced to
I pass the saloon and say that sign.
Scnapp;; argues as his name is
John D., he has a perfect light tc
use it on his sign.
Hit Bank for a Million.
Louisville, Ky., Special.-August
R?pke, assistant secretary and book
keeper of the Fidelity Trust Com
pany, one of the soundest financial
institutions in Louisville, is believed
to have made away with $1.140,000.
the entire surplus of the concern,
according to a statement made by
John W. Barr, president of the com
pany. R?pke is in the county, jail,
where he has been foi* ten days, un
able to .furnish the sum of $25,000.
R?pke was a heavy speculator and
lost large sums, it is said, on Wall
Street and the Chicago board of
Can Market Molasses Whiskey.
Washington. Special.-A complete
agreement has been readied regard
ing the way in which molasses-made
whiskey may lie marketed by the in
ternal revenue officials and all that
is now necessary is the perfunctory
approval of Acting Attroney-GeneraJ
Church Will Operate Grocery Store.
Washington, Special.-As a means
of raising funds, with which to erect
?a new church here the congregation
of the Second M. E. church will
operate a grocery store. The congre
gation has purchased a store and thc
pastor, Rev. William Hogan, has been
put in charge. The name has been
chang-ed to the "Square Deal Gro
Eight Hour Limit.
Washington, Special. -Attorney
General Wickersham has ruled that
the eight hour limit will apply to
work done on and for a battleship in
the government shipyards. This decis
ion allows the manufacturers of ar
mor which is intended for a warship
to be built in a government yard to
work their employes on such armor
as many hours as the employes will
The attorney general holds that the
recent act making appropriations for
vessels to bo capable of no other con
Postal Supplies Depot.
Ga., has been designated by order of
the Postoffice Department, as a gen
eral distributing point in the South
east for postal cards, stamped envel
opes and stamped wrappers. The
department will send, beginning Au
gust 1, these supplies in carloads to
Brunswick to he distributed to post
masters in that section of the South
a3 they may he required.
Washington, D. C., Special.
To the failure of a safety mechan
ism to operate when a sudden and
powerful pull was given by an ar
tilleryman in attaching the lanyard
is now laid tb? responsibility for the
accident winch cost the lives of ll
men at Fort Monroe, Va., during
battle practice. Such is the con
clusion of Gen. Crozier, chief of ordi
nance, U. S. A., who attended thct
practice and who has been in touch
with the inquiry made by the investi
gating beard. _
Interesting News Gathered in
the District of Columbia.
rHE AMERICAN CONGRESS.
Personal Incidents and Important
Happenings of National Import
Published for the Pleasure and In
formation of Newspaper Readers.
Must Inspect Bags. .
Chief bug inspector of the Lnited
States is the latest title acquired by
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson.
It is up to the Secretary now, ac
cording to the new bug law, to see
that all insecticides and fungicides
and other brands of death-dealing con
coctions are up to the standard.
Just how the inspection of sundry
insect powders on the market will be
made is puzzling the Secretary.
A commission is now investigating
the manner of enforcing the new law
which went into effect recently.
Over 1,000,000 Immigrants Admitted
Nearly 25,000 of the immigrant}
who arrived at United States ports
during the fiscal year ended June 3C
last were denied admission by immi
gration officials and were com pell ec
to return to the conn tries from which
they came. Various reasons wer?
assigned for refusing to allow them
to remain here, including those ol
physical defects and the probability
of their becoming public charges.
The fiscal year 1910 was a "mil
lion immigrant year," the first foi
several years, the total number ad
mitted being 1,041,570.
To Fight; Open-Shop Policy.
Organized 'abor in the District ol
Columbia has begun to lay plans foi
a systematized fight against the open
At a meeting of the presidents oi
the 80 loeai trade unions and of th<
executive committee of the Cenrta
Labor Union, $10,000 was pledged a?
the nucleus . of a defense fund te
carry on the contest against the em
ployers' and various other associa
tions which have Jyeen seeking t<
establish on a firm!' footing the open
The men ey will be given by thc
various unions, and >T?ere will bf
raised, as needed, by assessment.
Texas City Holds Record.
Among, cirios of its size, San An
tonion, Tex., holds the record of un
delivered mail matter.
Letters and packages found to b<
non-deliverable by the post-office dur
ing the last fiscal years reached tin
tremendous total of 42,495 pieces. Ol
these 2(3,525 had no return address
and for tiiis reason had to be sent te
the dead letter office. Most of th<
pieces were letters, though there wen
also many packages and several posta
mon ev orders.
Printing 3,000,000 Carcte a Day.
The Government Printing Office liai
reported to the Postoffice Departmenl
that since the new postcard presse;
have been installed the daily output
is now approximately 3,000,000.
Young Men Needed for Soldiers.
The United States needs an armj
of young, aggressive men, is the
opinion of Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood
who is in Washington getting ir
touch with affairs before assuming
bis new duties as chief of staff ol
Counterfeit Of $2 Bill.
The appearance of a very pooi
counterfeit of a $2 silver certificate
has been reported to the Treasury
Secret Service. It is of the series ol
1S99. with a portrait of Washington
The note apparently is printed fron
crudely made wood cut plates.
To Name Peace Commission Soon.
The personnel of the universal
peace commission, provided for in the
closing days in the last session of
congress, will be named in the near
future. Friends of the project still
are hopeful that former President
Roosevelt will accept the chairman
ship. Five memb?rs will constitute
the commission, all to be appointed
by the president.
It must report within two years.
$40,000 Saved on Twine Contract.
During the next fiscal year the
Postoffice Department expects to use
about 1,125,000,000 yards of binding
twine. Postmaster-General Hitch
cock has authorized the making of
a contract for the purchase of this
twine from the Planet Mills Manufac
turing Company, of Brooklyn, N. Y,
nt about 8 cents a pbund. deliveries
to be made in various parts of the
country. The contract will amount
to $225,000. This is a saving of
approximately .$40,000 as compared
with previous years.
$170,000 For Electric, Light Bulbs.
Contracts have- been let by th?
Treasury Department for electric
light bulbs, of which the Government
uses approximately 1,000,0000 a year
The contracts aggregated about $170,
000. Four types of bulbs have been
ordered. They are the carbon fila
ment, which will cost 12.92 cents each;
metalized filament, 14.85 cents; tanta
lum filament, 29.70 cents, and tung
sten filament, 40.08 cents.
Pension Divisions Merged.
Commissioner Davenport, of the
Pension Bureau, has consolidated
three divisions of his bureau into one
branch, to be known as the Civil Wai
Division. The consolidated office will
handle all pension claims growing out
of the war. The division grouped
under one head were the Eastern.
Western aud Southern divisions. The
commissioner also has treated thc Re
moval Division which will be charg
ed with the removal from the liles
of all thc superfluous, papers con
tained in the great mass of pension
Patriotism and ideals of People
' Noted by Traveler.
PRESIDENT TAFT TALKS OF IT.
Chief Magistrate and Family Cruising
Along Coast of Maine-First Visit
of a President to That Section.
Eastport, Maine, Special.-Begin
ning his ten dnys' stay in Maine
President Taft reached the northeast
corner of the United States Tuesday.
It -was the first time a chief magis
trate of the nation had visited this
section of the State and for Mr. Taft
it completed travels to the four quar
ters of the country. He has not been
to Key West as President, but he said
that his tours of the United States
always deeply impressed him with the
homogeneity of the people-their
aims, ambitions and the ideas of true
American citizenship being every
where the same.
In his speech here the President,
after stating that the proper way to
understand the country is to go to
the four corners and the places be
"Now I have been at Seaitle, San
Diego, to the Southern-most point of
Florida and now at Eastport, and I
have found the same people, the same
patriotic spirit, the same progressive
civilization at each of these four
points and also between them. When
a man has had that privilege he may
be said to understand the American
nation. It is true that they talk a
little more through their noses in this
part of the country than they do far
ther South, but the style of woman's
bonnet is just thc same here as it was
way down in San Diego.
"I hope that in this audience I
am addressing there are some Canad
ians. You are close enough to them
to know them and to value them as
neighbors. Canada is a great coun
try and we are just learning how
great a country it is. Speaking for
the administration we are convinced
that a closer commercial relation with
Canada will be well for both coun
tries and if in the next year we can
come to any agreements by which our
commercial relations will be closer
we shall think ourselves fortunate.
We have reached a rime when neither
ought to be envious of the uthcr, but
each ought to be convinced that tho
more prosperous the one the more
likely the other is to be prosperous
and that the growth of the trade of
one means the growth of the trade
of the other. It is pleasant to see
that all the controversies between
Great Britain and the United States
w?iich in the past have been many are
now settled or are in course of settle
ment by arbitration. That is the first
time in the history of the two coun
tries when that could be said."
President Appoints Colored Man.
Washington, Special. -Whitfield
McKinley, a negro real estate agent
of this city, has been appointed col
lector of customs here, the technica
designation of the office being thc
port of Georgetown, D. C.
News of McKinley's selection by
President Taft was received here
Tuesday from Secretary Norton at
Beverly. It is stated that the appoint
ment signifies the recognition of ne
groes in important Federal positions.
McKinley came to Washington
from Charleston, S. C., in 1884. ~and
has taken an active part in politics. ?
1,800 Michigan Men Join Strike.
Detroit, Special.-Tuesday night it
was estimated that at least 1.S00
employes of the Grand Trunk in Mich
igan have struck or are out of work
as the result of thc strike inaugurat
ed on that road Monda}'. Approxi
mately 800 miles of railroad are idle
as far as freight traffic is concerned
and the passenger traffic is said to be
considerably delayed at several points.
To Make Insecticide Rules.
Washington, Special.-A board of
Government officials has been appoint
ed to carry out the law of the last
session of Congress to prevent the
adulteration and misbranding of in
secticides and fungicides.
A series of regulations governing
the manufacture of articles covered
by the act will be prepared. In
cidentally the Treasury Department if
interested in the matter for the rea
son that tobacco, which is subject to
an internal revenue tax, is one of
the ingredients of many of the pre
parations of the character coming
within the stope of the law.
Break Up Officers' Foolishness.
Washington, Special.-As a conse
quence of the report'of a court of in
quiry that unsatisfactory conditions 1
existed in the marine corps largely
as the result of many officers having
been in Washington too long, the
headquarters staff with only a few
exceptions was Tuesday ordered to
new posts in different parts of the
Woman Lawyer Scores a Victory.
Chicago, Special.-Mrs. Mary .E.
Miller, a woman lawyer, won a de
cided victory before Judge Gibbons in
the Circuit Court when after an hour
and thirty minutes' deliberation, the
jury that has heard her suit for $50,
000 attorney fees against the three ;
Lloyd brothers, grandsons and heirs <
of John Bross, once Lieutenant-Gory I
ern or of Illinois, voted for a verdict \
of $32.51)0. This is the largest fe* J
ever granted a woman lawyer ir
America. The case has been on tria
for nearly three weeks.
THE NEWS MINUTELY TOLD
The Heart of Happenings Carved
From the Whole Country.
Although cut in two by a locomo
tive on the Reading Rail>ay at Land
dale. Giovanni Mattera lost only a
pint of blood, lived 1 hour and 12
miutes and was conscious until within
10 minutes of his death. Had one
wheel run over him, the doctors said
he would have died almost instantly.
Eut the wheels of both the engine and
tender passed over him and thus gave
him a lease cf life that physicians
call remarkable. As the wheels roll
ed over Mattera, the tremendous
weight welded the skin together in
such a manner that the lower part of
the trunk was virtually cowed togeth
er,'thus preventing the blood from es
caping and abo preventing hemor
rhages. Shock killed Mattera, but he
conversed w;th hie friends for more
tLan a hour before death.
Jimmie Holderby, the smallest
man in Missouri, died at the home of
his father, G. R. Holderby. of Kirks
ville Friday. The funerai was large
ly attended by Kirksville citizens wh?
were personal friends of the little
man. Jimmie was 28 years old and
stood 3 feet 6 inches high in his
stocking feet. He formerly acted
as driver of one of his father's ice
wagons, but the two prospered in the
ice business and retired wealthy sev
eral years ago. Jimmie was in strik
ing contrast in size to the Missouri
giantess, Miss Ella Ewing, a farmer's
girl, who lives a few miles from
Kirksville. Miss Ewing is 8 feet t"
inches tall. She is believed to be the
tallest woman in the history of the
Ira G. Rawn, president of the Mo
??n Railway and one of the best
known railway men in the country,
was shot and killed by a burglar at
his home in Winnetka, 111., a suburb
of Chicago, early Wednesday.
Twenty representative negroes and
a delegation of whites, under Chair
man McLeod, of the Democratic State
Committee, visited Mayor Fitzgerald
and made vigorous protest against
the production of "The Clansman,,:
now being played at the American
Music Hall, at Boston.
The Georgia Senate bas passed a
bill declaring the drinking of intoxi
cating liquors on passenger trains a
misdemeanor, punishable by fine oi
Joseph BennorSyChild sneezed him
self to death, in a restaurant in New
York. After shaking pepper into his
soup he was seized with a fit of sneez
ing and ruptured a blood vessel. He
was 51 years old.
As a result of 12 years' study of
the problem of aviation, Robert J.
McKinley, a Brooklyn inventor, has
become mentally unbalanced and :s
confined in a hospital for observation
Sam B. Dobbs, of Atlanta, was re
elected president of the Association
of Advertising Clubs of America, at
Omaha, Neb. Boston was chosen as
the place to hold the 1911 conven
Wm. Plunkett; at one time chief j
operator for the Associated Press, at ?
Louisville, Ky., was stricken with
heart failure at his key in a down
town brokers' office, at New New
York, and quickly expired. He had
been an operator for twenty years.
General reports from all parts of
British Columbia, confirmed by dis
patches to Premier McBride, land
minister Ellison and other otlicials at
the Victoria, place the aggregate loss
of the present week by forest fires
at not less than $1.000,000. while
fully $500.000 more will be lost in the
enforced suspension of affected indus
Collector Loeb has ordered the cap
tain of the Italian liner Duea di Ge
nova to pay a fine of $7,870 for fail
ure to put on the shin's manifest two
"sleeper" trunks containing valu
able lar-es brought to New York in
Mav. 1909, but never claimed.
Miss Carrie May Glover, daughter
of ex-Mayor and Mrs. Charles L.
Glover, was married at South Nor
walk, Conn., to Thodore L. Adams,
who was best man nt the wedding of
the bride's father. Mr. Adams is e
retired business man of Reading and
75 years old. His bride is just past
20. The father of the bride not only
gave her away but returned the com
pliment of 45 years ago and acted as
.best man for the bridegroom.
As the result of a mosquito .bite
received while performing an autopsy
in the Newark City Hospital, Dr.
James S. Ford, of Newark, came near
losing his life. It was announced at
the hospital that a series of opera
tions performed for the purpose of
stopping the spread of the poison had
proved successful and that the sur
geon is now out of danger. Accord
ing to the specialists who have been
in attendance, the mosquito had evi
dently gathered up poisonous sub
stance from the cadaver over which
Dr. Ford was working. These were
injected into his blood when the mos
quito bit him.
The moon has lost its legal stand
ing in Pennsjdvania. Joe Goshen, at
Pittsburg, through his counsel,
sought release from jail on the
ground that, according to ihe moon
he had served the month's time to
which he had been sentenced. Jud?e
Robert S. Frazer handed down a de
cision that in legal or.criminal mat
ters the moon has ever since 1821
by ruling of the .supreme court, been
eclipsed by the calendar as a measure
The population of Chicago has
passed the 2,000,000 mark, according
to estimates based on the 1910
school census made public. The to
tal minor population of the city is
S14.115, an increase of 00,708 over
the census of .1909.
Samuel Gompers directed a great
battle for years against the Buck
Stove and Range Co.. which now
agrees to employ union labor. One
of the features of the struggle war
the sentencing of Gompers and John
Mitchell for contempt of court.
, SAFE TO TRUST.
The man who cheerfully sets ti?
spade where his wife directs, and
lends himself willingly to her desirei
io the flower garden, has in him the
vital elements of good citizenshij
?id is a safe man to trust.
NOT GOOD LAYERS.
Hens that begin as pullets to show
si;rns of developing spurs very rarely
make good layers; they will be found
slow to come to the laying age, and
their eggs will not be very numerous,
ocr, as a general thing, will they
?rove very fertile.
NOT GETTING RICH.
At present prices of beef in the
tn ?at markets the consumer feels that
the farmer must be getting rich rals
?nr; cattle. However It is very often
i long ways from producer to con
sumer, a^d what the latter Is taxed
ts no criterion as to what the former
JOYS OF THE COUNTRY. 1
The country bred boy has a great
..d^antage over his cousin, brought
ip in the city, for he may move into
he city, and absorb all the ways of*
he town; but the city man can never
?ecome a true countryman, however
Buoh he may be dissatisfied with his
lity life, or long for the country. Per
taps mankind- takes to the woods in
mdding spring or golden summer, for
he simple reason that his ancestors
ived there. But while the longing to
;et close to nature during the open
cai on is nearly universal the instinct
br enjoying the wilderness is much
ess widely distributed. Some persons
ire happy at getting away from civll
zatlon, others who fancy that they
vant to leave the town behind are
nade perfectly miserable by the lack
if '.heir accustomed conveniences.'
?he splash of the water on the boat's
?des or the hum of the reel to such
jers ons is no compensation for the
ack of ice, the porcelain bath tub or
:omfortable beds and rocking chairs.
Your true son of the woods, city
)red though he may be, counts all the
mffuring that belongs to life out of
loors as not grevious, but joyous. The
liscomforts are not to be compared,
n his opinion, to the delights of
lamping and fishing and hunting.
Perhaps the difference in tempera
uent may be traced back to child
looc-.. A person may be made almost
inything if he is taught young.
;nongh. The psychologists have a
.heory that all kinds of instincts man
fest themselves for a time in the
trowing child and then disappear, un
ess special attention is given to their
levelopment. This may account in
)art for the diversity of feeling to
vard nature that exists so unaccount
ibly among men and women of oth
irwi.se congenial tastes. The woods
nay lure, Dut they aren't likely to
?aptivate unless the devotee early
learned their ways. The taste for
>ut-cf-door life may be cultivated to
lome degree, but unless it was devel
oped in youth it Is not apt to prove .
.obust.-G. E. M., ip the Indiana
FLIES INJURE CROPS.
Much has been written and printed
sf late about flies as a menace to hu
man health. But not a word has
been said about the damage they do
to cultivated crops, which in this
jouncy must amount to scores of
millions of dollars annually.
Nearly all diseases of plants are
lue lo fungi, usually microscopic Of
such character, for example, are the
"smuts" of wheat and other grains,
the "mildews," the "rusts" and all
the long list of fruit "rots" of various
kinds. These and ever so many other
vegetable maladies are attributable to
minute fungi which feed upon the
The fungi in question are distrib
Dted in a number of ways, but com
monly by flies-that ls to say, by the
muscidae and sarcophagldae, or, in
other words, the house fly and its rel
atives, and. the carrion flies. Those
insects feed on almost everything im
aginable, and, constantly flitting from
place to place, are the universal dis
tributers of the "spores" (correspon
ding to seeds) of all kinds of fungi.
Flies are extremely fond of odors.
Some that are horrible to ns are mosl
agreeable to them. They are attract
ed to the cane fields by the smell ol
fermenting sugar, and there feed os
the sweet sap. Thus it comes abonl
that spores of the fungi that cause
the common diseases of the cane are
found in the excreta of flies caught in
the cane field. The "pineapple dis
ease" is only one of a number which
they are instrumental in distributing
Another species of cane fugus is ol
large size-a kind of mushroom. One
of its spores, left by a fly on the
cane, ls washed by rain to the ground,
wherein it sprouts. Its vegetation
later on produces a curious fruit
which takes the shape of a whitish
ball. That is to say, the ball Is 8
sort of case, inside of which the
mushroom is tightly placed, like 2
jack-in-the-box. At daylight th?
spherical box, which Is beneath the
surface of the earth, bursts, and with
in two minutes the mushroom ap
pears above ground, attaining a bighi
of three or four inches.-Technic;*'
Roar of the Vatican Lion*.
Mgr. Schaepfer, Bishop of Tarbea
was yesterday celebrating mass in the
Lourdes Grotto of the Vatican Gar
dens for the benefit of the FrencI
pilgrims, when the sound of roarini
lions broke in on the singing of th*
The disturbance had been canset
by the two Hons presented to the Pop?
by the Emperor Menelik, which an
enclosed in a cage at the back of th?
grotto. In order to pacify the beash
their feeding hour had to be anuri
pated, and they forthwith ceased U
disturb the service.-London Express
Exports of Hungarian beans to thu
United States in 1909 were of th*
value of $1,170,000.