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PERFECT cleanses, preserves and beauti? fies the teeth, prevents tooth decay and imparts purity and fragrance to the breath. BIND CANAL BANKS WITH GRASS SQO iiiiicacy Is Being Tested and Re? sults Are Pronounced Promising. Washington. Decembei "I?Urass ?od is to bo used to solve one of tiio porplexmg problems connected with iijt buuuiiig ot tin.- Canania Canal. Nearly evory department ut the gov? ernment, llrst and list, has had a whack at the canm proulema, and now H Is the Department of Agriculture. It i? being asked aovice on sodding the slopos of ? the greal canal prism to chuck the '?slides-' that persist in tumbling into the canal. Those slides have been one 01 the regular troubles that the canal com? mission has nud to luce. It i just the aunie problem on a larger scale tnal faces ovary railroad w tie re thero la a steep cut through luoac soil. Whuti ionn spot In th? canal gets nice and deep, a tow million tons of uartti move forward and topple Into the chasm. The wholo trouble Is not at all mys? terious. The "uugle of repose" of the dirt end rocke making up the big em? bankments Is not stoop enougn, and when tho edges era dug away mo ca;tb tumbles In. Tae Department of Agriculture wae oalled on for advice In tnls connection, and the obvloua rutnady was iried ot grassing the slopes su there would be someuimg In tbe wuy of a binder to hold ihe dirt together. Tho experiment has not been tried long cuougn to gut -. ory deilnlte data, but tho reauils are promising. The work is balng done by the Canal Coiuiulsslon, and seviral liioueunds ot pounua of seed nav? alreauy been useu. The main queBt'on on whicn expert rii' vtee Wut needed whs tue soil Ol graar. that would bust thrive under the eon -.iM...- touitd on tho embankments and wiidl graas wouid form the tourfntat sod !or the purpose. This Is not the first, problem of the ? ort on Willah the department lias had to work. Some years ago there was ??n appeal for help from the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Cotnpan>. that runt a railroad and itcambuut lint out along the Columbia River. Here ? hi rc were ocasivnul low tides and . 3.. winds In the river Valley, ana wneh the wind had dried the sand it would eciiop It up from tho rlvei banks Hid pile it on rthe tracks, it cost lh? sllroad $3ti,O?0 a year to litre men to .hovel the sand off tue truck. Tho De? partment of Agriculture sent an ex? pert there, and he spent two years Unding a brand of grass that woulo. grow In this alternately wet and dry -and and act as a binder to keep It i\ here It waa put. HUM DOWN BY AUTO, Six-Year-Old Child la Victim of Fatal Accident. [Special to The Times-Dispatch.] Italelgh, N. C-. December 21.?Metta Rowland, the six-year-old daughter, of R. V.. Rowland, a prosperous farmer. <6 dead In Rex Hospital here, from being run down by Furman Dowd. of V.'lllow SprliiKf. in his automobile last night eight miles from Raleigh. The child's mother and two other chil? dren had narrow escapes from death. They Jumped from a wagon as tbe machine cam. upon them, and the lit? tle girl failed to get out of the way. Furman Dowd la a son of Dr. Dowd. of Willow Springs. PLAN FOR REDUCTION OF COTTON ACREAGE Its Uniform Operation in Cotton-Growing States Is Sought by Executive Committee of Southern 1 otton Congress. I New Orleans. Doceinbor 21.?The executive coiumlUco of the Soulhorn Cotton Congress adjourned to-night after deciding upon a plan to secure' a reduction In tho cotton acreage ofj the South to tho extent of 26 per cent.: next yea:', and taking .steps to sccurol the uniform operation of the plan In' all the cotton growing States. The' plan adopted Is a modification of the! so-called Itock 1 lilt" con Terence, which was proposed to the committee by J.J C. Anderson, of Hock Mill. H. C. and [ providing for securing signed pledges! from farmers through St.-ite and couh-l ty organizations. In the "declaration''! adopted. It Is specifically stated that! the organisation "does not wish to doi anything which may be in violation ?l! the Sherman antitrust law." The Stato organisations nre to call: upon the bankers and business men to', assist the farmers in securing sufflcl-' cut organization oxpenses. ICach State' organization, hoaded by a superinten? dent, is to appoint committees in each! county, and in turn, township com-| mlltees are to bo organized. Paid can? vassers are to be employed to secure! signatures of farmers to the pledges: to curtail acreage. Tho reports on acreage reduction* from the various State superintendent? | uro to be llled with 12. J. Watson,', president of the congress at Columbia,; S. C, by March 1. 1012. and, uftcr tho' figures are compiled they will be pub-j lishcil throughout the South. Halite* to lie Held. The committee recommended that! farmeiri' rallies, Intended to aid in tills! movement, be held on January 25 next,, at every schoolhouse In the cotton belt.! to be followed on January 27 by coun-1 ty rallies at the various county seats. | It. I) Bowcn, of I'arls, Texas, direct-i ed attention to a report published in ihe Farmers' Union Journal, at Aiding-i ton. Texas, over the signature of of-i floors of the Texas state Union, charg? ing that the figures on which the Ked-i oral Agricultural Department based Itsj estimate of the cotton districts uro dlE-j torted to tho great Injury of the cot-j ton planters. This statement chars-j od that 1,250,000 bales of cotton arei virtually counted twice by the gov-i eminent in making up the estimate ofi tho probable season's crop. Governor Noel of Mississippi, sug gested that this was a very 6erlousi charge, and should be immediately! brought to the attention of Secretary, ,\'!lson at Washington. KOLS CRITICIZES THOMPSON PUN Heated Colloquy Breaks Up i Meeting of Representatives of Cotton Industry I New Or loons. December SI.?News? papers of the South which have crltt cliod Colonel Robert M. Thompson, the New York cotton speculator, and hla plan for llnanelng the surplus por? tion of the South ? cotton crop, wore bitterly arraigned to-niKhl by William II. Steten, tho personal representative of Colonol Thompson, in formulating this plan, at an Informal gathering of representatives of the cotton faint? ing Industry here. Aflcr Mr. Staten's remarks a heat? ed colloquy ensued botween him and Captain R F. Kolb, Commissioner of Agriculture of Alabama. Captain Kolb denounced certain statements of Mr. Slaten. and the meeting was abruptly adjourned. Captain IColb announced that he had not only withdrawn his accoptsnoe of a trusteeship in the proposed organi? zation to carry Into effect Colonel Thompson's plan, but had advised the cotton planters of Alabama end of the South against participating In the plan, because ho said it would do In? jury to tho cotton planter. I Captain Kolb denied Mr. Staten's as? sertion that the plan meets with the Indorsement of Charles B. Barrott, president of the National Farmers' Union. In his address Mr. Staten said that Colonel Thompson was willing to chango the plaus to suit Southerners. "Colonol Thompson It a friend of the South, and he hales the Now York Cotton Exchange more than do you people of the South," continued Mr. 8 taten. "Wlckersham Is a Northern Attor? ney-General. His partner Is attorney for the New York Cotton Exchange, and already thoy have tried to send Colonol Thompson to Jail for helping the South in his bull campaigns." Captain Kolh's principal objection to the plan was the statement that "It is not our plan to warehouse the cot? ton, nor to withhold It from tho chan? nels of trade." He said this was Just contrary to what the Southern farm? er Is now trying to obtain, and would result In the cotton belne marketed even faster than at presenL CHARTERS ISSUED Koanoke Linie and Stone Company, Incorporated. Itoanokc. Vo_ Lime and building stone business. Capital. $5,000 to ?CO,000. i.loo. Longcor. president; A. D. Bents, vice-president; J. E. O'sh, secretary?all of Uoanoku, Vs. Blaymaker - Sehne. \cr Corporation, Alexandria, Va. Real estate business. Capital, $5.000 to $10.000. Frank L. Blaymaker, president: Justue Schnol der, vice-president; R. W. Bohneldor, eecretary end treasurer?all of Alexan? dria. Va. Hydraulic Flushovneter Company, Inc., Alexandria. Va. Plumbing busi? ness. Capital. $25.000 to $200,000. Leo Simmons, president. Hunter's Station, Vs.; A. C. Clark, vice-president; T. H. Plckford. secretary?both of Washing? ton. 1). C. Woodstock Farms. Incorporated, Woodstock, Va. Real estate and etock raising. Capital, ?lu.000 to $50,000. H. W. Mohcurc, president and treasurer. Wide water. Va.; A. Leo Well, vice president. Pittsburgh. Pa; Ferdinand T. Well, secretary, Pittsburgh, Pa. ANIMALS AS CORESPONDENTS Man Files Salt for Divorce, Naming Thirty-five Cats and Two Doge. Kansas City, ilo.. December 21.? Naming as corespondent not another man, but thirty-flvo cata and two dogs, Samuel Pomoroy, of Bethel. Kan., hae (lied sutt for divorca. He aSBerte In hie petition that after his ma: rtage, four years ago, his wife added tho uets to the household, and gave them more care than eh>: gave him. Pomeroy Is seventy-four years old and a Civil War veteran. "In all my experience of four years a- a soldler," ha >>aAd, "I never had to contend with euch conditions as those does and cata created at my home." SAYS GIRLS ARE SOLD rtnsalan Colony Charged With Barter? ing Them I.Ike Cattle. Los Angele?, Cel., December 21.?De? claring that the local Russian colony was a marriage market, wherein young girls were bartered like cattle by their parents, Elsie NavikoH, aeventoen years old, while In the Juvenile court yes? terday on a charge of delinquency, screamed that sho would bare the se? crets of her race rather than marry n stranger to whom she alleges her parents wee tying to sell her. She declared that In the Russian quarter, with a population of ;//nit 3,000 there were COO young glrUr, for pale at an average price of $500. "They sold me to a man 1 have trover seen," tho girl cried. "I will die before 1 will marry him. I love an American' and he loves me, and we will be mar? ried ns soon as I can get away from my people." autiful ms. >tiv< Read over our list before buying your Christmas presents of Halms, Kerns id Potted Plants of every variety, including ACUBIAS, SOLANIUMS, R H O DO D EN D RONS. ASSORTED AZALEAS. CAM ELIA JA PON I CAS, BEGONIAS, POTTED POINSETTIAS. PRIMROSES, CYCLAMENS. CROTONS, DRACAENAS, . PAN DAN US. NARCISSI', arid HYACINTHS. Fresh from our greenhouses every day: GARDENIAS, .AMERICAN BEAUTIES, LILY OF THE VALLEY . And ORCHIDS. CALIFORNIA VIOLETS, SINGLE And DOUBLE Please place your orders as early as'possible. RATCL1FFI TANNER florist: SWestL Bffo&dl Sftirsefc Plh?sn@ M&dns? (BOSS Your Christmas Pantry From The Thousands of Table Delicacies in the Stock of Christmas Table "Fixings" Brandied and Fresh Fruits in glass?Peaches, Pears, Apri? cots, Cherries. Figs and Pineapple. The Nuts we carry are selected with the greatest possible care from the stocks of the beat importers, and are the very finest obtainable. Extra Large Paper Shell Louisiana PecanB. Paradise Nuts, Almonds, Walnuts, Brazils, Mixed Nuts. Shelled Nuts and Salted Nuts, all varieties. The finest Malaga clusters. MINCEMEAT AND PLUM PUDDINGS.?Our home? made Mincemeat cannot be excelled for purity and flavor. Made from the best materials that money can buy. Glace and Crystallzed Fruits, Marrones and Assorted Glace Nuts._ High-Grade Confectionery Sales agency for Huyler's and Park & Tilford's highest grade of Candies. Exceptionally handsome baskets filled with these fine con. fections make a most appropriate and acceptable gift. Also a very large variety of other Pure Candies. Wines, Liquors and Cigars We give our best efforts to obtaining the. world's choicest Wines, Cordials, etc., and all goods sold by us will prove to be of Christian's high quality. We invite special attention to Ribeiro Real Vintage 1894 Madeira. This wine was shipped around Cape Horn on the sailing vessel "Manga Reva,' ar? riving in port March, 1911, and will prove delicious. Fine Old London Dock Vintage Brandies, Champagnes, sparkling Moselles, sparkling Burgundies, Vintage Ports and rare Sherries. Jamaica and Santa Croix Rums. Virginia Mountain, Straight Ryes and Bourbon and Scotch Whiskies. A very large and well selected stock of Imported and Key West Cigars, a most suitable gift for the men Fancy Christmas Gift Baskets Of Rare Fruits From $1.00 Up Make a Novel and Attractive Gift Hothouse and Malaga Grapes; Navel and Florida Oranges^ Fancy Florida Grape Fruit and Tangerines; Cumquats; Albe, marie Pippins, Virginia Winesaps, Lowry, Pilot and Lady Apples; Oregon Spitzenbergs, Winesaps and Newton Pippins; Anjou and Nelis Pears; Pomegranates, Persimmons and Fresh Figs, Casaba Melons, Alligator Pears. The Gordon-Smithfield Hams We wish to call particular attention to our own Gordon-Smithfield Hams. These Hams have been on the market for about thirty years, and have a world-wide reputation. Orders are received daily from all parts of the United States, and frequently orders come to us from foreign countries. The peculiar system of curing and smoking these hams has been handed down from generation to generation of old Virginia families. The elegant flavor is not altogether made, but acquired by careful treatment and aging. None of the Gordon-Smithfield Hams are put on the market under a year old, but are allowed to season for at least that lime in our smoke-houses. Many of our orders are for Cooked Hams. There Is as much art In the process of cooking as in the curing and seasoning. We employ several old Virginia cooks to attended this. Special Christmas Orders Our facilities for assembling, packing and shipping special Christmas orders is complete. Place your order with us, and it will be filled, packed and shipped the same day. Freight paid on all orders of $5.00 and over. 814-16-18 East Mab St. Richmond, Virginia ? Monroe 160, 161, 162 YOUNG HEIR OF MILLIONS REMOVED FROM TEMPLE _ ! Itcsiatancc to nnon? Sntil to Have Been Made by the Worshiper*. Chicago, 111., December 31.?How George Lindsay, twelve years old. and sole heir to the millions of the lato W. H. Lindsay, of Philadelphia, had I been removed from the temple ol a "sun worshipers' cult"" and placed un- ' der the charge o? the Juvenile Court, at tho request of relatives, was re? vealed here to-day. diaries It. Lind? say, uncle of the boy. Is responsible for the action. After a nation-wide ', search for the boy the uncle found him ! in the "temple" here. Detectives in the employ of Lindsay, who attempted to \ take the boy away, were attacked by the worshipers, It Is said. The boy's mother, who placed him In the "temple,'? Is said to be known among the cult as "Vadah." One of the charges, made by the hoy's uncle Is that the lad was k??t on a diet of grapes and beer. Tho Gerry Society and other Juvenile organiza? tions aided In the search. Ho is said to have been In the "temple" about 1 six months. j The hoy is now at his mother's home hero. She has been ordered not to re-i ? turn htm to the "temple." Judgel Plhekney will hear tho case January L stephennon?Gary. j [Special to Tne Timos-Dispatch.j i Pruniuin, S'a., Uece.iioer gj,?orovor 1 'I hornus biepiionsoii a no ;?nss surah Miriam Gary, both of this place, wero united in inarriugu at tho raigh Street Motnuuiat Churcii here tins utieinaon at L' o'clOCK. Too ceremony wus per- i formed uy Rev. Tiiodi K- tteeves, tne | principal of UlacKstone Female tnsti- ? tute, .\iisk Halite Heater sang a jioio; before tue ceremony, nnu j. Eagar I \. oedc, the organist bl tne church, run- i nured tiumoer of selections wniiol the ceremony was being performed. I Miss Ruth Williams, mis; place, was] maid ot honor, ana C. u. Gary, of; Priors, Ii?., was liest man. 'I nu other attendants wer? M.sses t.ucy Pure toy, Ashevllio, N. Ci| Qernice titringileid, Mrs. Hill. N. C; Lou is or wood, Uolds b.iro, N. C, and Wallace Tucker. Asno viile, N. C., bridesmaids'; i;. u, Camp, 13. T. Pltsgernld, IS. L. Ueulo and P. it. Camp, all of this place, groomsmen, and J. S. Urlstow, of Franklin, ami <J. 1 . H. Johnson, of Portsmouth, ushers. Among the out-of-town attendants, 1 in addition to tho bridal party, were I!. T. Stepiiettson and Luk*. Slcphenson, of Seaboard, N. C.'i Mr. and Mrs. .lohn Ii. Stephenson, of Wil.iiington, N. C, and Mrs. O. L. H. Johnson, of Ports? mouth. On yesterday Misses ltena and Sallle Camp" gave a dinner at their home, "The Mapler," In honor of the bride to-be, entertaining the ontlro bridal party, and lust evening a reception was given in honor of tho occasion by Mrs. W. G Williams and her daughter. Miss Ruth Williams, at their home In this j place. TWO COMPANIES MERCK. I Winston Concern* Conform With Su? preme Court Decree. I [Special to The Tlmos-Dlspatoh.) I rVtTiston-Salom, N: C, December 21.? For tho purpose of conforming with the decree of tuft UiUtcd Htatfia Bus preme Court, the R. .T. Reynolds To? bacco Company and the Ltlpfert Scales Company, will, omalgamalo January 1 next. Tho Reynolds Company, which formerly owned a two-thirds interest In the bllpfert Scales Co., has pur? chased the remaining one-third. Tho brands of tobacco of the retiring firm will be manufactured by R. J. Rey? nolds Company, and the employes of the Ltllpfert Scales Company will be retained by the Reynolds Company, which Is now constructing one of tho ' largeat and most modern buildings In ? the South. The Kind You Have Always Bought ; 20 of these $5.50 Desks were due to arrive here December 1st. They reached here to? day and go at $4.00 net. First come first served. Sydnor & Hundley Seventh and Grace S?s., TOO MUCH CLAY USED IN GOVERNMENT PAPER Valuable rtecorda Are In Dnnner of. I 'nmtlillnij, Congressional Coill mlttrc Fears. Washington, December 21.?Dlscov-| ery by the. Congressional Joint Corn-1 mittee of Printing that "adulterated"! paper had been used for years In thei Government Printing Olllco to-day led: to the announcement of n complete new sot of government paper standards. The paper adulterutlon was accom? plished by the substitution of clay for1 the moro substantial wood or rag fibres, leading to the grave fear that many of the printed records of the govornment will crumble and bocomo unreadablo In less than a century. | The Joint committee has been at work for more than a year In nn effort to bring about a reform of standard? ization of paper purchased for the gov? ernment and amounting to moro than $1,000,000 yearly. The public printer to-day was authorized to advortlso for bids on 25,600,000 pounds of paper for the year beginning March 1, next. In the new specifications tho use of clay and mineral filler lb closely re? stricted. Tho committee was told that the use of clay In excess of printing require? ments was held by paper experts to be a deliberate adulteration, having the effect of cheapening the cost to the manufacturer and lessening the dura? bility to the government. It was dis? covered that much of the paper used for many years past had boon of this character. The Joint committee Is said to be thoroughly aroused over the sit? uation. Included for the first time in the vast amount of paper the govornment will buy next year will be 600,000 pounds of news print paper. rU SM'I I MAY niSTURN. Connie Mnck'a * 12,000 stnr la l/ooktng for Another Trlnl. Philadelphia. December 21.?Lefty Pvusaill. the $12.000 portsldo pitcher, who was with thb world's champions last season, has called on .Manager Connie Mack; and he may be given a chance to work out again next season and provo that ho has tho stuff to stay In tho big set. The Crabtown pitcher was far from himself last season, and Manager Mack, after working half the season with him, decided to cut him loos.) and ship him back to the slower set. Husscll ha3' rested since that tlm?. and und he thinks his arm Is again In shapo to do excellent work. COLUMHIA tMi HAIlVAim A Hl, Vi) IN TOURNAMBVr Now Tork, December 21.?Columbia and Harvard, with four points apiece, led at the conclusion to-night of the first day's play in the twentieth an? nual intercollegiate chess tournament between Columbia, Harvard, Yalo and Princeton. Columbia made a clean sweep at all four boards against Yale, and Harvard followed suit at thn ex? pense of Princeton. To-morrow the victors will exchange opponents. Co? lumbia taking on Princeton and Har? vard, Yale. To-day's winners for Co? lumbia Wdre J. II. Heudlo, 8. IT. Childs, >M; A. Wise and E, L. Gluck, while T. B. Schoonemaker, C. H. H?d!sy, Selnlger and YV*. B. Harris, scored for Harvard. Court nf Appeal? Adjourns. The l.'nlt'd States Circuit Court of Ap pu.ils utiilecl Its November soialon yesterday, and the Judges who have been In attend? ance upon It returned to their various homes for Clirlstm?s. The next term of th,, court will hecln en the ilrst Tutiday Irt February. Superior quality, moderate prices. The Velvet Kind Ice Cream. Tt tickles the palate?Maple Nut. The Velvet Kind Icn Cream. Dressed Turkeys, per pound.53o Live Turkeys, per pound.....S2c Crnnberrles, per quart.r.1.-. Celery, per stalk.Me Florida Oranges, per dozen.30u Large, Juicy Lemon?, per dozen.... 1S?; Country Ham, per pound.loo S. UI.I.MAX & SON, 1S20 and -- I'm.k Main Street. SOG Beat Marsball Street. A new creation?Maple Nut. The Vel? vet Kind Ice Cream. 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