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
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
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
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
[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.
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
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'
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.
"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
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?
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
"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
Read over our list before buying your Christmas presents of Halms, Kerns
id Potted Plants of every variety, including
R H O DO D EN D RONS.
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PAN DAN US.
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CALIFORNIA VIOLETS, SINGLE
Please place your orders as early as'possible.
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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
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
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
Jamaica and Santa Croix Rums.
Virginia Mountain, Straight Ryes and Bourbon and Scotch
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
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.
? Monroe 160, 161, 162
YOUNG HEIR OF MILLIONS
REMOVED FROM TEMPLE
Itcsiatancc to nnon? Sntil to Have
Been Made by the
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
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
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?
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
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 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
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?
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?
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
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
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