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?f the refusal of the Supreme Court of
Appeals to grant him a writ of error. Ho is naturally self-controlled, which was abundantly demonstrated through the long strain of the trial?some at? tributing this to lack of sensibility? and the hope which springs eternal In the human breast no doubt Borvos to huoy him up as the fatal moment ap? proaches Rarely. Indeed, say men who have had occa6ton to obsorve such circum? stances, does the condemned man real? ly look squarely Into the Jaws of that death which ho Is eoon to face. There Is no change in Beattie's phys? ical condition, no 111 results.of hie con? finement In the death cell having been noted. He appears good humored and but little depressed. It Is the firm conviction of many people that the Governor merely de? ferred his final decision for twenty four hours out of regard for the at? torneys who called upon him. and that he will this morning render a decision which will at once release the prisoner and the puhilc from suspense. IELLS HOW IHEY GOT AFFIDAVIT (Contiuscd From First ;'agc.) he brought back word [hat Haldc>ston was a reputable lawyer. To make doubly Bure, i ijent a photograph of Puul Beattle to Washington and Bal dtrston Indorsed on the buck that it! was the man who sighed himself as Paul Beattle. "Von will notice that the siennture of Raul Beuitie to the affidavit is In a disguised handwriting. He' probably had some reason for that, hut against hit- word there Is the word of a repu? table lawyer In Washington who tells us that the name was written., by P:tul Bent tie. "Being familiar with Paul's hand? writing, 1 stated to the detectives thai the signature did ?tot look like 1 his. but as they were not fitmlli-ir ] with It. to satisfy me, they subse? quently had him write the letter two I days later to Mr. Beattle confirming his affidavit. This letter, written aft^r mature deliberation, was in his own handwriting, and certainly bears his signature. Snys He -lleeelved Mr. Renttle. "After Paul Beattle came back to Richmond he called up Mr. Beattle over the telephone nnd pretended to he speiklng over the long-distance I from Washington to warn him agalnth I men who claimed to hnve ills affidavit. Subsequently upon Inquiry at telephone headquarters 1 found that no lone: 11s tnnco messages had come to Mr. Beat? tle from Washington. Then, as Paul decided to return to Richmond, ho in tde desncritto efforts to hedtte by these telephone messages nnd by statements and an affidavit given Iho roller. "The detectives who came to my office Impressed me most favorably. They appeared to bo men of goe'd itandlng nnd showed credentials." Bnldersion Won't Talk. Telegrams received by The Times Dispatch from Washington last nltfill showed that Raldorston Is n lawyer of Hood Blending In that city. The fact ihnt^he declined to discuss the mat? ter wan a< .ted by lnwycrs hero to mean that he- appreciated the ethics r>f the profession and would not. there? fore, go Into lite newspnpers when the I matter was In the hands of HentU/.t attorneys. He did 'insist, however, I that Paul neattle made the affidavit j In his office. HANDWRITING NOT Ml AS PAUL S! Affidavit Signed in Washington Shown by Lawyers to Governor Mann. Following Is the affidavit bearing the signature "Paul Beattle," although the handwriting Is not at all like the Beanie signature signed to other papers: ^ ?? Washington,-life, Oct. 24, 1911. I, Paul 1). Bca-ttle. residing at -201 Randolph Street. Richmond, Vu., m.ike the following statement of my own free will and accord, and without promise of reward or compensation of ?ny kind. Reall.'.lnfi at the time I was held In lall aE a witness for forty.seven days that I was In a bad position, and that suspicion was directed against me, for that reason made statements regard? ing various matters at the Beattle tTlal while on the witness stand that were untrue. Since the verdict I have given the rr.utter enreful thought and considera? tion, and have decided since leaving Richmond. Vu., to make the following etatement: That 1 did not Elve the gun in qucs B ^J^K^H S0 S^^u 'ir*^or' ''''s ,00'' Ilc* ,v-,,er penrtrates it, cold or heat $y docs not affect it?and no tinkering is needed to keep I'l^ fa^jp' ^ ' -t. l'L'>.!!,kMi:,ir Mt^'A!' l^'.nS!^ C. P. Lathrop & Co. Showing Berry Man-Tailored Coats For Boys, Girls and Misses Distinctive garments full of service and style. The same character of coats can only be had of the merchant tailors at about double our prices! Rich Chincilla Coats, for boys and girls Misses' Polo Coats in larger assortment under 11 years?$6.50io$ 12.00. Allshades. for to-day?$9 to $20. Swell, rough Scotch mixtures, $8.50. New Coats come in from our New York Reefers, $3.50 up. workrooms daily. RAINCOATS of the best sorts for men, women and children. Years of wear in the kind we sell. All prices. O. H. BERRY & CO. tlon to my cousin. Henry Clny Belittle, Suturday night, July l.r>, 1011, and that I had said gun Sunday morning. July 16, 1911, at the cement house near the Mayo Bridge, no stated by B. II feh? let! on the witness stand, and that H. C. Beattie, Jr., did not make a con? fession to me on his father's porch, nor has he ever made such a confession to mo at any time or place, PAUL BEATTIE. City of Washington, i'lstrict of Co? lumbia: I. Walter C. Baldcrston, a notary public for the city and district afore satd. do certify* that Paul D. Beattie, whoso name signed to the foregoing writing on the :14th day of October,] 11*11. has this day personally appeared before me. In the city aforesaid, nnd acknowledged his said signature. I furihei certify that the suld Paul D, Benttle. to whom the above state? ment was read by me, made oath that in had signed the same of his own free Will and accord, ami ufler mature re? flection, and that the statements there? in contained were absolutely true. Given under my hand and seal this 21th day of October. 1911. WALTER C. BALDERSION, Notary Public, District of Co-umbla. My commission expires on the, 1:1st day of December, toil. Witnesses to Paul (Seattle's signa? ture: 11. O. Hl VERS, A i;.. TRAEGER. Letter ?o II. C. Seattle, Sr. Washington, D. C, Oct. 26. 1911. Pear Uncle Henry,?If any one says 1 did not sign the paper at Mr, Bul i derston's office they lie, au Qua und Harrv were with me at the time. 1 j do not want Henry electrocuted, as t lovo him. and 1 told the truth ln>?ino statement, Whllo 1 was In Jail the j detectives told me that if 1 said I had the gun Sunday morning I would be accessory, i am not coming back to Richmond, and Hensc look out for my ivlfe and child. Yours truly, PAUL D. BEATTIE. After the affidavits wore received hero, counsel for 11, C. Beattie, Jr. sent a photograph to llaiderston, and It wne returned with the following ln dorsMnent on the back: Washington, D. C, Oct. 26. 1911. I certify that this Is a picture of the man who signed his name to tho affi? davit In my office on October 24, 1911, and who represented himself to be Paul Beattie. WALTER C. BALDERSTON. TALK WITH PAUL Officer Informed as to Beattie's Experiences While in Washington. \i was while Captain McMahon was trying to trace the whereabouts of j thieves believed then to be in Rich- ; tnond after committing a blK theft in i Washington that he came In contact j with Paul Ucaltlo und obtained from him the statement that he had signed a "sympathetic" letter In Washington, in which it was stated that he did have n gun on Mayo's Bridge on the j Sunday preceding the murder. Paul stated that a pistol was reully meant, though " would he believed by Henry , C. Beattle, Sr., that a shotgun wus implied. He was told, he said, that j a lot of "dough" would be forthcom Ihg from the young murderer's father, i who would pay a fancy price fcr the j document. A Washington detective had visited Richmond In the hopo of learn in;,' something about the whereabouts of the thieves wanted in that city, and j Captain McMahon w-'is giving him all the aid possible. Mr. Hotlchcns, father- , in-law of Paul, heard of the robbery, j and went to see Captain McMahon, toil? ing him that he believed Paul could . tell hlrn something Important which might lead to the Identification and capture of the men wanted. Told tin.i to Send Pnnl. Captain McMahon then requested Mr. Mouchens to send Paul to him. After missing several engagements, Paul met him one dny at Klghth and I llroa Streets, and, in order to avoid the public eye and the creating of a wrong lmpresalon, CaptafQ McMahon took him into a private room In Mur? phy's Hotel, where Paul related to him the story of his going to Wash? ington and of his stay there. I In his statement, which Cr.ptatn Me- ' Mahon took down In writing nnd to which Paul swore nnd slimed his name immediately nfter sWearlng to an affi? davit denying that he hud made any affidavits in Washington. Paul sold that one day during the State Fulr he was summoned to Murphy's Hotel by a man named A. El. Traegar. He j kept the appointment, and was prom? ised work with a typewriter company j In Washington. He next went to Washington, and there met two men name I Harry Myers and BUI Qause Soon after, he said, n plnn was ar? ranged whereby money was to be ? \lorted from H. C. Beattle, Sr. A letter?a "sympathetic" letter?whs drawn ?ip on fi typewriter, and he was usked to sign It. In the letter it wus also to be stated that Paul did have ? a gun on Mayo's Bridge. He was told that ns far ns ho was con? cerned a pistol was meant, whereas, the Impression to be conveyed to Mr. Beattle was that a shotgun wee re? ferred to. Mentioned Big Amount. Further, Paul Boattle stated that Myers und Cause came to Richmond with the letter, and returning to Washington, informed him that Mr. Beattle had purtly agreed to pay $5. 000 for the letter. Afterwards he learned, however, that, on the advice of Harry M. Smith, jr., counsel for Henry Clay Beattle. Jr., the father of the condemned murderer, refused to pay the money. To this statement Paul Beattle made an affidavit Tetter Paul told of having spent nine days In Washington, where much was done for hts entertainment. He saw a few typewriters, nnd that was the ex? tent of his connection with Stype | writer company. He said that at one. 1 of the meetings he smoked a "hop" pipe, which he believed contained opium. - Thinking perhaps that pome effort might be made to blackmail Mr. Beat? tle, Captain McMahon deemed It his duty to see his attorney, Mr. Smith. Mr. Smitli Informed htm. however, that thnra was n? reason to become alarmed-. , ' GARBAGE ON MOVE: STRIKERS LOSE New York City Authorities An? nounce Satisfactory Progress in City Cleansing. Now York, November 14.?Some headway was made to-day against tho garbage and rubbish which, ulnCc the"' cart men of the Slreer Cleaning De? partment.struck last Wednesday night, has accumulated at the rate of nearly 10,000 loads n day. By night the de? partment promised that collections would he going on as usual. The city authorities sold teh strike was broken, ? and the disappearing piles of refuse confirmed their assertion. Still there were signs that the drivers would not surrender without a final struggle. A general teamsters' strike Is tho weapon with which the union or? ganizers now propose to fight the city. It was evident, however, that no rad? ical step would be taken until tho strikers had exhausted their last means to make the Mayor and the Street Cleaning Commission negotiate. The Street Cleaning Department had more men at work to-day than before the strike, but at least 5.000 will fce. necessary to give -the streets the cleaning they need. To the 1,800 men cn tho Job yesterday the department this morning added nearly 1,000. Manv of these rcrrulta came from Chicago. Pittsburgh, Boston, Philadelphia, Prov? idence and Buffalo. By night the Arm that has been commissioned to Import strike-breakers said It expected 3,500 new men. Tho health officers have decided thtff tho Street Cleaning Department has the situation tinder such good control that thelt Interference will not be nec? essary. There has boon no vlolenoe or open efforts to Interfere with strike? breakers since the riots of Sunday, when hundreds of strikers and their sympathizers were clubbed by the po? lice. Baptist General ! Association Norfolk, In., November 16 to 21. (13.45 ROUND TRIP $3.45 via 01IBSAPKAJ3 AND OHIO RAILWAY, Tickets on sale November 15, 16, 17, good until November 23. Fast trains, with parlor cars. leave Richmond 9:00 A. M. and 4:00 P. M. ThsGr\LESK|%5' Main and a Broad and Third Eighth SU. $ Next to Corner BesL of Everything Optical and Photographic Advertising Specialists ; We plan, writ* and Illustrate effectlvs ad ' verila'ns Hvery department In charg? of ai ' szpsrjeace apeciallst. Confer With us. Avoid ' costly ?> Costs you nothing. ? VREKMAN ADVERTISING AGENCY, INC. Mutual BulldlBS. I Richmond. ? Vlrslnla, 'Phone MatUsoa HI*. ALDRICH TALKS CURRENCY REFORM He Explains His Plan to Trans Mississippi Commercial Congress. Kansas City, Mo., November 14.? Currency reform and the proposed chnnge In the banking system of the country us outlined by the National Monetury Commission formed the cen- ; tral themo under consideration by tho delegates to tho Transmlssisslppl Com- ? tnerclal Congress, which convened to- j day in annual sosslon. Tho principal uddress was delivered I by former Sonutor Nelson W. Aldrlch, chairman of the commission, who ex? plained the proposed 1>lan. He assert? ed that people of this region would derive general bctiotllB from tho pro? posed change in banking conditions. j "Tho organization of credit," ho said, ! "is tho most important element of the; successful existence of communities or States. This Is especially valuable to the newer communities uuch as you have In the trnnsmississippl territory." Referring to the criticism that pos slply the proposed national reserve might be domlnutcd by political lnllu Ctices, Mr. AI > I rich said that no sensi? ble plan for the reorganization of tho country's bunking system could be con? trolled by politics. "Neither can il be dominated hy Wall* Street or nny clique In New York or elsewhere," he said. Mr. Aldrlch said that, the new plan would glvo a uniform rato of discount throughout the country, and that II would offer more competition to for? eign banks. He commended the pro? posed plan to allow national hanks to have savings departments. Henry L Stlmson, Secretary of War. urged upon his hearers the Importance of the country trying for closer com? mercial relations also America. ?'Probe Honey Trust." Washington, November 14.?Tho existence of a "money trust" is to bo i Inquired Into by Democratic leaders of the House of Representatives who ; are planning to take action on the; Inquiry proposed last summer hy Rep- j resentatlve Lindbergh, of Minnesota, Into the financial system of the coun try. One of the first matters to he taken up by the Rules fommlttee. it was made known to-dny, will be the Lind? bergh resolution providing that tho Speaker appoint a committee of In? vestigation, composed of nine mem- | hers. The purpose of the resolution j does not contemplate opposing the j work.of the monetary commission, hut is based upon the promise that the j prenent system of money exchange and credit appears to "entail on the people ; enormous losses, due presumably to bpeculntlon, gambling and manipula? tion, which are .not necessarily Inci? dent to a natural commerce." MAY SHIP GAME OUTSIDE OF STATE Norfolk, Va., November 14.?Judge Edmund Waddlll In tho Federa.1 Dis? trict Court to-day ruled thnt the Board | of Supervisors of Princess Anne coun- | ty acted within their rights when! they permitted the shipment of game.! outside of the county, and in conse- | quence the Interstate commerce law does not forbid the shipping of game outside of the State. The matter was brought Into the Federal court by virtuo of a provision [ of the Interstate commerce law which I prohibits Interstate transportation of ! articles that are not legally trnns I portable In lntrastato commerce, i The sustaining of the action of : the Supervisors and the court's ruling ; that the provisions of the Interstate commerce law is not applicable is a i victory for scores of game hunters who heretofore have supported their faml . lies from the proceedci derived from j the sale of gnme shipped to other ! States. It also practically declares State law prohibiting the shipment of game out of the State unconstitu? tional. THE WEATHER j l'nrcei?!. t I re; lulu? ll?Jn follow? ed by clearing; WedneSiiui; Thursday j fair and somewhat colder) moderato south, shifting to treat wind*. .North Carolina*? Ilnln, followed by ' clearing; weather Wednesday, warmer In tbe luteriori Thursday fulri Ught to moderate, variable winds. Special Local Data for Yesterday. 12 noon temperature . 36 3 P. M. temperature . VI Maximum temperature up to I P. M. 3? Minimum temperature up to 8 P. M. 26 .Mean temperature . 32 Normal temperature . 41) Deficiency In temperature . 17 ] Deficiency in temperature since March 1. 81 Accum, excess in temperature since Januury 1. 40 Rainfall last twenty-four hours.. Trace Deficiency in rainfall since March 1 .,. 7.00 Accum, deficiency In rainfall ?lnce January 1 . 7.2G Local Observation 8 P. 31. Yesterday. Temperature . 37 Humidity . 90 Wind?direction .North Wind?velocity . 3 Weather .Lt. rain liuinfall last twelve hours .Truco CONDITIONS IN IMPORTANT CITIES. (At 8 P. M. Eastern Standard Time.) Place. Ther. H. T. L. T. Weulhor. Ashevllle _ 44 46 28 Cloudy Atlanta . 38 40 34 Cloudy Atlantic City. 44 46 26 Rain Boston . 86 38 80 Cloudy Buffalo . 32 S6 26 Snow i Calgary . -8 -6 -8 Clear I Charleston ... 66 62 42 Rain I Chicago . 32 32 28 Snow ? Denver. 48 66 42 Clear i Duluth . 16 24 16 Snow , Oalveoton ... 66 70 60 Clear f Hntieras .... 62 62 46 Cleor I Havre . 2 4 -10 8now I Jacksonville.. 64 70 54 Cloudy Kansas City.. 50 64 32 Clear Louisville ... 48 48 32 Cloudy Montgomery.. 54 60 10 P. cloudy New Orleans. 58 62 44 Clear New York.... 36 36 28 Snow Norfolk . 48 48 38 Cloudy Oklahoma . ,, 58 68 42 Clear Pittsburgh... 83 36 24- Cloudy Raleigh . 40 42 22 Cloudy St. Louis_ 46 48 32 Clear St. Paul. 24 .34 26 Snow San FTianclsco 66 62 60 Clear Savannah .... 64 58 42 Cloudy Spokane. 44 46 40 Cloudy Tampa . 74 84 66 P. cloudy Washington.. 38 38 ' 28 Rain ?Winnipeg _-4 6 -4 Clear Wythevllle . . 84 88 26 Cloudy MINIATURE ALMANAC. November 15, 1911. HIGH TIDE." Sun rises.... 6:50 Morning..... tiun sets...... 4:0* Evening... .13:21 The Druggist Knew From Experience 1 have been selling Dr. Kilmer's Swamp Roor for the past three years, and those of my customers who buy it speak fav? orably regarding it. I have used it in my own family with good results, and I be? lieve the preparation had great' curtaive value. You may use this as you like. Very respectfully, C. B. RUPE & SON, By C. B. Rupc, M$r., Seymour, Texas. Personally appeared before me, this 20th day of inly, 1909, C. B, Rupc, drtig ijfst, who subscribed the above statement and niaoc oath that the same is true in substance and in fact. R. C. JANES, J. P. and Ex-Officio. Letter to Dr. Kilmer Sc Co. nindhnmpton, N. Y. Prove Whal Swamp-Root Will Do For You Send to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Bingham ton, N.Y., for a sample bottle. It will convince any one. You will also receive a booklet of valuable information, telling all about the kidneys and bladder. When writing, be sure and mention the Rich? mond Daily Times-Dispatch. Regular fifty-cent and one-dollar size bottles for sale at all drug stores MAYOR R1DDICK IS CONDEMNED Board of Aldermen Denounces His "One Drop of Northern Blood" Speech. Norfolk, Va., November 14.?Tho Board of Aldermen of this city to-night adopted a resolution strongly con? demning Mayor James a. Rlddlck's "one drop of Northern olood" speech aeliverud at tue convention of the At? lantic Deeper Waterways Association at Richmond. in mat bpcecci the Mayor was reported to have said: "I urn trom a douthern city, and am a Soutnortlttr hiruusn und tnrougb. It l tiud, one urop ot Normern oioud in in'} nvart I vvuuiu tear 11 OUL" * ins resolution bays: "Jbo it resolveu, ot tho Council of the city ot NurioiK, oil benaif of puoj,c aenttrhent iu tais City unu eiauvwiei e, ii i nerouy otnciuiiy iepuuia.it too saio Uttel afiwts ot Jaayor James U. IUiIUKa, ana emphatically aony taut u rupru SSUlS too sen tiniculo or tno letllii^a ol uie people of mo section." Several of tue Aluormen were sovtro in thetr criticism of tno utterance ot the Major. The resolution wim offorcd by Alder? man B. A. Uanks, who was charguu by Mayor lllddicK With improper conduct in connection wlito an appropriation for ilia e* tension of Freemason, titreot. The Aidermen to-ni^ni exonerated Mr. Hanks from any improper relations in tue. jna.tlgr. E. W. MIX ENDS LIFE "Nnt'-a Amcrlcoa bportsiuuu Juinpa From Stromer. Paris, Novenioer n.?American Con? sul Muson has been notitled from Calais that It is believed that Edgar W. Mix, the well known American sportsman, commuted suicide by jump? ing from a channel steamer Sunday night, Mr. Mix's home was In Columbus, O. ilo had boon engaged In business in Paris for muny years, and, being a member of both tho Aero Club of Franco and the Aero Club of America, has represented both countries in In? ternational contests. Ho was a noted ueronuut, and won the International bulloou race at Zurich, Switzerland, October 5, 11(09. The report of his supposed death came to .Mr. M?son through tno Ameri? can consul at Calais, James B. Mllner, from tiic French maritime inspector at Calais. The inspector aald he believed that Mr. Mix Jumped from tho mail boat, whloh left Dover for Calais at 11 o'clock bunday night. Mix left a letter to the captain of the eteamer Indicating his intention to end his life. A sourch of the boat resulted in the discovery of an over? coat and a hat. In which were his Initials, and Mlx'a business card aa manager of taa European division of the General Motors and Exports Com? pany, of Detroit, Mich. The report of his supposed death caused consternaUon among the friends of Mr. Mix, who was ono of the moat promt antiy and best liked of Amer? icans in Paris. He hud been chosen the : delegate of thu Aero Club ot America to the international aviation confer ' ence, which will open In Rome, Novem? ber 26. The report to the consul, adds that the body haB not been recovered, j Friends of Mr. Mix say that If It is ' truo that he took his life the act i can be explained only on the ground i of overwork. I With Alfred LoBinnc, he piloted the balloon L'Isle do Franco, which finish , ed eecond In the International race of 1607. Starting at .St. Louis, Mix landed at Herbertsville, N. J., after ojovertng a little less than 867 miles. ? In tho 1909 balloon race Mix cover? ed 648.95 miles, starting from Zurich, lie landed near Warsaw, in Russian Poland, early on tho third day out, defeating among others Alfred LoBlanc, ' hla companion In the St. Louis race. He was promptly arrested by tho po , lice of Ostrolenka, btit subsequontly woe released upon the order of the I late Premier Stolypln. He Blames Middleman for Increased Cost of Living. Washington, November 14.?The Im? portant fact becomes known that the Intention of President Taft now Is to discuss the tariff and submit to Congress the work of tho tariff bounl In a spaclul message that will go to that body shortly after the assembling of Congress. The regular message, It is learned, will probably bo shorn of the big questions that will become vital In the presidential politics of the country during the noxt year. It to quite likely, as tho situation now looks, thnt there will be two tariff messages from tho White House, one concerning the woolen schedule and another touching upon tho cotton schedule. Tho reason for that Is that tho wool investigations of the tariff board are practically complete and w-lll be In tho hands of the President before Congress assembles. The cotton Investigations, on the othor. hand, will not be rendy until shortly after Congress meets. Able to Urge Reduction. The .President Is alrealy famlllei cnouKh with the general outllnu of tho reports In each instance to know that ho will bo able to recommend le Congress substantial reductions in ihl tariff rates upon these two blK sched? ules of the existing tariff law. Ho wishes, however, full timo to study the data submitted to him before hi makes detinue, recommendations, and it is Impossible for him to get that time now, with the preparation nf his iinwial message und many, other thlngl to look after. Tho turiff board has, in following tho wishes of the President, made a world? wide investigation of tho wool an.) cotton Industries, from the time the sheep are- born and the cotton i planted until tho manufactured arthi lIuaHea into the hands of tho consumer. The data will be voluminous, and. the President believes, Bccurrfto and trust? worthy. The President Is so convinced of this that ho will practically stake his political future upon tho exact trustfulness of tho facts and figures he receives, and will transmit to Con? gress. Tlie Democrats are prepared tc attuck the ability of the tariff board to obtain any more or better figure than can he got through the Ways and Means Committee of the House, and the country Is to be the judge of the light between the White House, hacking the tariff board, and 'ho Dem acrota, backing tho Waya and Means i Committee. j ? To Tackle Com of Living. I It la aald to-day that the reports of the tariff board may gu farther than the actual figures dealing with the raising of sheep and cotton and the turning of these things Into manufac? tured goods for tho consumer. Tho board 1p likely to present important figures upon the cost of living, as de? duced and ascertained from Its com? plete InvestlKatIc.ti? Into these subjects. Its conclusions are likely to he that the sheep and cotton raiser and the manufacturer do not get more than thoy deserve, but that the big profits in the business go the middleman. The figures along this line will tend to show that the middleman Is the fac? tor in forcing tho people to pay bin prlcce for what they wear In wool and cotton. President to Urge Remedy. The President is sold to be deeply Impressed with the conclusions that will be drawn directly or Indirectly by the board as to the cost of living, so far tea these ortlcles of commerce go, nnd Is prepared to renew, with the greatest emphasis, his former recommendations for the establishment of a parcels post In the United States The President, from the data already In hlg hands, together with other material touching upon the tariff h? has been gathering for months, be? lieves that the middlemen In tho United . St8tes must he eliminated and the j people given the privilege of buying 1 directly from the producers and manu ' faoturers. Tho parcels post is re ' garded by lilm as the medium for glv lug this opportunity to the people , Its history In other qountries has proven this, he will argue. Tho fuels as to wool and cotton am said to rhow that the middleman de? rives a tremendous profit in passing tho manufactured product through ncv j oral hands to the consumer. With a ?parcels post In operation, the President I thinks the consumer will soon learu ! to d*al directly with the manufactur er, and save for himself the profits thai go to the middleman. As matters are now shaping them setvee at th* White House, the Presi? dent will use the tremendous force of his office during the coming session of Congress to urge reductions in th* duties of the tariff, and to Insist that the people can he furnished with th? necessities of life much lower than at I present by direct dealing with tho pro I ducers and manufacturers SMALLPOX IN RHODE ISLAND Schools In Two Cities Are Compelled to Close. Warwick, It. I.. November 14.?Whll* the schools In Coventry and Warwick nro closed to-dny. physicians In both towns uto doing vaccinations on a wholesale plan in nn effort to cheek tho increase of smallpox, which ha* become epidemic throughout this sec? tion. A total of fifty-nine cases has boon officially recorded, nnd It Is be? lieved thnt this number will be great? ly augmented during the next few dayS. . , The State Ponrd of Health, <n a bul? letin on the epidemic, says: "The great spread of the disease In tho district is attributed unquestion? ably to the neglect of teachers or school authorities to enforce tho law requlMng that public school pupils be n*si"erly vacclnnted." MR. TOBACCO PLANTER what about the money you will receive for your tobacco? Do not foolishly carry it home with you, thereby subjecting your? self and family to innumerable dangers, but deposit it in the Savings Department of this strong bank, receiving unques? tionable security and 3 per cent, compound interest. If you have never had a bank account, call upon us, and we will ex . plain to you how easy and convenient it is to have one. If unable to call, write-for booklet, "Banking by Mail." Capital, $300,000.00. 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