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Much Safer in Africa Than In Some
Parta of New York City.
(New York World.)
"A messenger boy In New York is
exposed to more dangers every night
than any explorer in the jungles of
Africa or Central America/' declares
Russell Hastings Millward, of the
National Geographic Society, home
after a two years' jaunt through the
Interior pf Guatemala.
"Explorers exaggerate the dangers
of their work," he said. "Col. Roose
velt made a great ado about the
terrors of his African trip, but a
man is much safer exploring In Afri
ca than he would be in going about
some parts of Now York. The only
real danger in tho Jungles IB disease,
not wild beasts and snakes."
Mr. Millward was in the consular
service for three year.s following his
graduation from Columbia in 1902,
being stationed in Congo Free State,
Natal and Mexico. These residences
in tropic lands gave him a taste for
the tropics that he has never been
able to overcome, and has led him
into explorations in Africa and Cen
tral America. His Central American
expeditions occupied most of the last
two years.
"I started from Belize. British
Honduras, lu January, 1911," said
Mr. Millward to a World reporter.
"We went to Bl Cayo, then west to
Flores, then to Rio Usumaclnta, and
up that river to the southern border
of Mexico. Coming back 1 passed
In as straight a lino as possible to
Guatemala City.
"On this expedition I was accom
panied by about sixty natives, Carlbs,
and from fifty to one hundred mules.
For a short time I bad a white man,
Billy Farrand. But the malignant;
malarial fever got him and he died
in June, 1911, at San Lazare, Peten.
This territory of Peten ls the most j
remarkable country I have ever seen.
It is absolutely virgin jungle, and
about the richest in the world. Its
principal resources are mahogany,
rosewood, cacao, chicory, logwood
and rubber. Mahogany is the most
valuable asset.
"For years the Caribs have been
bringing in mahogany from the inte
rior to the trading posts near the
east coast. But they kept their inte
rior haunts secret and the sources of
their superior mahogany supply were
not known to white men. My object
was to cut right through Peten, which
I did, passing through these virgin
mahogany forests. I explored four
lakes, known hortofore only by tra
dition, and made maps of them. The
National Geographic Society will
name the lakes.
"Another lake In which I took
much Interest is the Lago del Peten,
a large lake In the Interior of tho
territory. Tradition has it that
into this body of water the Indians
dumped the famous white horse of
Cortez. The story was, you remem
ber, that Cortez's splendid horse was
greatly revered by tho natives. They
thought it had supernatural power
and so they fed lt with honey, the
food of the gods. When the horso
died the awed savages made a great
horse of white stone and set it on a
pedestal and worshiped it. When
O^^ez came they pointed out the
stortu nlmal as his horse. The Idol
was dumped Into the lake.
"I dragged the lake carefully, but
was unable to find anything that
would suggest tho horse-idol," said
Mr. Millward.
and all during the c<
months his house i
cozy Tor his wife ai
A Perfection Oil He
able when there are child
home has use? for it.
Mada with nichai trlmmlnra, pta
blum drama. Ornamental. In
Eaaity moved from room to ra
(Incorporated in
Nowark. N.J.
"The Caries are a strange people.
They are a mixture of negro and In
dian, in Which the negro element ls
predominant. They are black, but
when very angry or emotionally
aroused a reddish tinge surges over
the black. Booker Washington ls
making an inquiry into the life and
habits of this interesting Central
American people. They are great
boned men, with enormous muscular
development, capable of a tremend
ous amount of work. Mahogany cut
ting is their special activity. Any
thing else they consider beneath
them. Agriculture, working on the
rubber plant or the cacao and all such
employment is left for the Indians to
"The Caribs are very moral also.
They are monogamists and in their
family organization are very strict.
Parental discipline ls severe and
moral standards are high. If a child
lies his tongue ls cut; If he steals a
bandage is placed about his wrist
and It ls soaked tn oil and set afire,
maiming the hand for life. I remem
ber one case In which the child came
near death from the burns.
"The religious ceremonies of the
Caribs are kept secret from outsiders.
They have a large element of panthe
ism. Natural elements are defied
and worshiped. The sun ls a princi
pal god, and there are gods of the
harvest, of rain, of the flowers and of
the Southern Cross. Human sacrifices
are still made,but generally the sacri
fice ls a sheep. I came In near con
tact with one case of human sacrifice.
The victim was a young girl. Her
heart was cut out with a stone knife
and offered as a sacrifice to the sun
Mr. Millward has now gone to
New Orleans, whence he will go to
Belize to lead an expedition into the
territory of Qulntanla Roo, In Yuca
tan. He plans to take a moving pic
ture machine and get motion pictures
of the Caribs in their community
Kastor Comes on March 23.
Easter Sunday will fall on March
23d this year-the very earliest date
upon which it can fall. Easter is
reckoned as the first Sunday after
the first full moon after March 21st.
The first full moon after March 21st
will occur this year on March 22d.
Easter, there*./!?. v.'lll come this
year on March f?3c*, which ls Sunday,
and the very nox' day after the moon
Eight Rescued from Mine.
Tamaqua, Pa., Jan. 1.-After be
ing Imprisoned behind a fall of coal,
rock and other mine refuse, eight of
the nine men entombed yesterday In
the colliery of the East Lehigh Coal
Company, near here, were rescued
alive to-day. The other man, Jos.
Walter, ls missing and is believed to
have been killed. The men were im
prisoned nearly 4 0 hours.
Extensive deposits of copper and
'bituminous coal have been discover
ed In Baffin Land by a gold-seeking
There are some people who think
it should be called moneymoon in
stead of honeymoon.
Dimes make dollars. The hatrack
man in a St. Louis hotel got tips
enough to buy a hotel of his own.
An electric device has been espe
cially designed to heat a baby's
nursing bottle.
For the
Daddy doesn't go out
to hunt for rabbit skim
to keep the baby warm.
^ He is less romantic,
but more practical.
He buys a
)ld Fall and Winter
is kept warm and
id babies.
ater is almost indispens
Iren in the home. Every
in steel or enameled, turquoise,
expensive. I.?ste for yeare.
om. At dealer? everywhere,
Kew J er?ny)
BalUmor?. Md.
Stat? Entomologist Ready for Boll
Weevil and Black Root-Other
Important Work.
Atlanta. Qa.-(Special.)-By cross
Ins Egyptian long staple cotton with
a domestic variety called Dixie, the
Georgia State Department of Ento
mology has produced an entirely new
variety, as yet unnamed, which will
meet boll weevil conditions, by matur
ing early, and will at the same time
resist the black root or wilt disease.
This now variety of cotton, which
has been developed under the direc
tion of State Entomologist E, Lee
Worsham, Is an intermediate long sta
ple cotton, that will bring a price far
in advance of the ordinary upland or
short Btaple cotton. It Is of a kind
that will bring about twenty cents a
pound on the regular market, under
normal conditions.
After a long and careful series of
experiments, under the direction of
Mr. Worsham, this cotton has been
produced with a combination of qual
ities never before possessed by any
one Variety. It has threo elements
which aro of hundred-fold valuo for
the very reason that they are com
bined; it meets boll weevil conditions,
it resists the wilt disease, and will
grow practically anywhere in the cot
ton belt, whereas Sea Island cotton,
tho only other long staple variety in
this country, is confined to a narrow
belt near the sea coast.
This new strain of cotton was
evolved to meet the peculiar situation
which will develop In Georgia when
the boll weevil crosses over from Ala
bama next year. All specialists had
agreed that the best way to combat
boll weevil was to use early matur
ing varieties, but In Georgia it was
found that the varieties which ma
tured early wore peculiarly suscepti
ble to black root and would only es
cape one pest to be ruined by another.
In the light of this situation, the very
great importance of the State Board's
contribution to thc situation becomes
at once apparent.
More Seed Later.
For the time being the supply of
seed for this new strain, wlll .be. small,,
as the State Depart lent hat only ;
about an acre o? ii? i thia to to be.j
distributed in sinai ios to ?
?armers who will take a care ul Inter
est in the development ol' xiiu. uew_
variety and will cultivate it in ac
cordance with rules furnished by the
department. The seed will naturally '
be distributed first in that section
of the state where the boll weevil1
will first strike, that is to say, in
Southwestern Georgia. In the section 1
which includes some twenty-five coun
ties next to the Alabama line, Mr.
Worsham has already organized cot
ton-breeding clubs, composed of plan
ters who will co-operate with the de
partment in bringing about the fur
ther development of the new cotton.
The department, under Mr. Wor
sham's guidance, is engaged in a
continual and aggressive warfare
against crop and fruit pests and dis
eases of all kinds. These diseases, it
is estimated, would cost Georgia's
crops $25,000,000 or $30,000,000 a year
if no efforts were made to control
The Red Spider 8courge.
Mr. Worsham has issued a num
ber of bulletins, dealing with various
plant diseases and pests, which have
attracted attention all over the coun
try. His red spider bulletin in colors j
ls considered an authority on the sub- j
Ject. These bulletins aro sent free
to all applicants, whether Georgians
or not. Mr. Worsham's experiments
have made possible the practical con
trol of the red spider problem. An
other free bulletin is about to be is
sued, dealing with the mole cricket.
It is thc controlling of plant dis
eases and Insects that has made pos
sible the growing of perfect fruit In
Georgia. Through their work lt is
now possible to control at small ex
pense the San Jose scale, peach cur
cullo, coddling moth of the apple,
brown rot, apple scab and other orch
ard diseases. In addition all nurse
ries and groking stocks are Inspected
once a yenr, and a strict examina
tion is made of all nursery stock im
ported from abroad.
Mr. Worsham ls now planning for
his agricultural institutes for next
year. He holds about one hundred
annually in connection with the State
College of Agriculture, and some
twenty-five of his own, dealing solely
with entomological subjects. In Feb
ruary he will organize cotton clubs
in 25 counties Immediately east of
those already organized against the
boll weevil. Any citizen of Georgia
is at liberty to call on the depart
ment for special service or assistance
at any time without che.rge. The
appropriations made by 'ho legisla
ture have been Increased fi om $10,000
to $23,000 annually, since ho took
charge of the department.
Mr. Worsham was elected presi
dent of the Southern Conservation
Cougress in 1910; later he was made
chairman of thc executive committee
of the National Conservation Con
gress, a permanent ingtitutlon.
Promises Economic and Iluslneas
Ldkc Administration.
New York, Jan. 1.-William Sul
zer, of New York, was Inaugurated
forty-second Governor of the Empire
State to-day. Himself a Democrat, he
succeeds John Aldin Dix, who, upon
assuming office two years ago, was
the first Democratic Governor in
eighteen years.
In the assembly chamber of the
capitol, which was thronged with
State and court officials and promt
nent citizens, Mr. Sulzer took the
formal oath of office. In his inau
gural "?dress he promised "an hon
est, an efficient, an economic and a
business-like administration of pub
lic affairs."
This year, at the new Executive's
request, there was no military dis
play, which formerly lins been a fea
ture of inaugural days. There was
Instead only a small procession from
the Executive Mansion to the capitol,
made up of tho incoming and retir
ing Governors and their staffs. The
customary Governor's salute of 1 f?
guns was omitted also.
Governor-elect Sulzer adhered to
his announced determination to
walk, and with Governor Dix at his
side they proceeded to the capitol
with their secretaries and staffs fol
lowing them. Carriages which had
been engaged to convey tho Gover
nors and their escorts trailed along
Princeton Suffers Damage by Fire.
Princeton, N. J., Jan. 1.--Alexan
der Hall, the main building of the
Princeton Theological Seminary, and
the first structure to be erected in
tho United States by the Presbyte
rian church for the education of stu
dents Intended for the ministry, was
damaged by fire to-day. The entire
four th floor was destroyed and the
rest of the building suffered from
water. The loss, which Ia estimated
at $150,000, is covered by insurance.
Citizens of Woodruff are agitat
? .vitil Woodruff as
tho/rounty seat.
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Several Others Hclioved to
Perished in Accident.
Huntington, W. Va., Jan. 1-Seven
men were killed and the lives of sev
eral others believed to have been
lost when a west-bound Chesapeake
& Ohio railroad freight train crash
ed through a weakened bridge across
Guyandotte river, at Guyandotte, a
suburb near this city. Upwards of
a dozen men were injured. The
crew of 30 or more iron workers
were employed installing a double
track across the bride when the
freight train approached. A few left
their posts, it is said, believing the
bridge unsafe. When tho train was
near the center of tho structure the
brldgo crumbled. Tho heavy train
crashed into the watc and the
bridge debris covered .ne train
Members of the train crew and
Iron workers not caught beneath the
wreckage struggled through the wa
ter to shore.
The engine, one of tho largest
types, probably will have to bo re
moved from the water before pro
gress can be made In recovering the
The accident is believed to have
been caused by water undermining
the piling that had been put lu at
low water stage. A heavy rise In
the river had caused considerable
loss during the past several days,
but the railroad officials felt conn
dent that thc bridge was safe. A
passenger train had passed over the
bridge a few moments before it gave
way under tho weight of tho freight.
A rigid investigation ls under way
both by the civil authorities and offi
cials of tho railroad.
The largest electric sign in the
world is now being displayed on
Broadway, New York city. Tho sign
is 85 feet high and 106 feet wide, and
covers a total space of 9,010 square
feet. The sign depicts a baby's face
that alternately smiles and sheds
tears. The smile is some 12 feet in
width, while oach tear measures two
feet in length by ten inches in width.
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State-Fino Country.
Albert Hall, Cape Oirardeau, Mo.,
Dec. 26.-Editor Keowee Courier: If
you will kindly lend me a short space
In your good paper I would like to
tell my Walhalla friends something
of my environments in Missouri.
1 left Walhalla on the 10th of De
cember and arrived in Cape Glrar
deau on the 12th, and was Indeed
glad when 1 got here, for I was tired
and worn out. It seemed as though
tho railroad employees were all on
their vacation, aud tho connections
were bad. Our train was delayed for
several hours between Birmingham
nnd Memphis, and this resulted in
our having to wait in Memphis over
night, but after we got started it took
only a few hours to land us lu Cape
Oirardeau. Despite delays and Incon
veniences I enjoyed the trip very
The flrst person I saw when I got
off the train was my brother Arthur,
who I was glad to see again. He took
me right up to tho college, and next
day I was ready and anxious to be lu
school. 1 have been so busy during
the1 short time 1 have been boro that
1 have not seen much of this beauti
ful country, but I am promised plenty
of excitement and good, long trips
out on the stock ranches when the
enow clears away. The snow ls not
very deep hero now-only enough to
make lt look like Christmas. I do
not notice its being any colder here
than at home. Quite a few of the
boys from the dormitory have been
catching rabbits in tho snow with
groat success.
Caj>e Oirardeau ls right on tho
bank of tho Mississippi, and tho col
lege is situated on the highest hill In
this vicinity, thus giving a fine view
of the country for a radius of eight
or ten miles by going Into tho dome
of the college auditorium. I fre
quently take advantage of this to
watch the steamboats go and come.
We have a good school here-In
fact, it is one of the best maintained
by tbe 3tato of Missouri. It has a
capacity of about 800 pupils, al
though there are not that many here
at present. I am delighted with both
school and country. But my brother
I tells me I have not begun to see the
many things that go to make this
(Cape) county an ideal country.
Farming is done here mostly on
a large scale, and it would do those
of you who are Interested In farming
good <t r> see lt. The live ?took raised
here t'.oes one good to look rt lt The
chief products of this vicinity are
mules, cattle and corn. We are going
next week to a mule show not far
from here.
Our Christmas has been one of ex
ceedingly good cheer. It hardly
seems like Christmas-everything ls
so quiet. The boys don't celebrate
ll'.co we do; they save their fire
wo-ks until tho Fourth of July. We
ha .e more than two weeks for our
Christmas vacation and we are going
to spend a goodly portion of that
time ..amping around to see If wo
can find anything new.
Wo are only 130 miles from St.
Louis and expect to spend n few uays
there before wo have to resume our
school work. We will go and come
by boat, and of courte we expect a
great time. 1 wish we had some Wal
halla people over hero. I am sure
they would be carried away with the
A happy and prosperous New Year
to all! Lloyd Browu.
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"Then I Just Grin."
Funny thing 'bout pa 'n' ma
Lots o' times I've noticed lt.
Pa, he'll asl her what she thinks
'Bout some thing. 'N'en nra, she'll
Still ns mice, tho longest time,
Thinkin' hard as hard can be,
'N'en she'll say what she thinks beat,
Just as far as she can see
'N'en pa' he'll laugh.
Pa, he'll laugh, 'n' tell her, "Pooh!
That tbere way won't never do,"
'N'en he'll tell his way, 'n* try
'N' try to make his plan go
'N'en when he sees it Just won't
He switches 'round 'n' tries ma's
'N'n when it works he'll up 'n' say:
"I told you so! It takes a nj?.n!"
'N'en ma, she'll smile.
Ma, she'll smile-she smiles a lot
'N'n owns up women don't know
mucli ;
That men's the smartest things, but
Like pa, why, there ain't many
'N' pa, when he goes struttln' off,
I'll look up sober like at ma,
?N' say I'm glad 1 ain't no girl.
So's I'll grow up a man like p&-\
'N'en I'll just grin I ,j

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