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THE RICH3IOND PAL L.ADIU3I AD SUN-TEIjEGRAM, MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 1909. YANKEE FLEET AT PORT SUEZ Sixteen Warships Arrive Two Days Ahead of Sched uled Time. READY TO GIVE RELIEF. ADMIRAL SPERRY SAYS HE .HAS TONS OF FOOD AND DRINK FOR THE ITALIAN QUAKE SUF FERERS. Suez, Jan. 4. The United States At lantic battle ship fleet, completing two days ahead of its schedule, the next to the longest run of its world girdling cruise, arrived here yester day morning from Colombo, a distance of 3,440 knots, from which place the fleet sailed Dec. 20. The loss of a seaman from the battleship Illinois, who fell overboard and was drowned, as previously reported, was the only accident to mar the voyage from Ctv lombo. The Illinois remained on the scene to search for the sailor and is a little behind the fleet. The news of the disaster in South ern Italy was received with profound Burrow by officers and men. In a reply to a message from the Navy Depart ment, Rear Admiral Sperry said that he had supplies available for distribu tion to the Italian earthquake suffer ers as follows: : . " Beverages, 50,000; bread, 690,000 pounds; cereals, 80,000 pounds; fruits, 90,000 pounds; fresh meat, 90,000 pounds; other meat, 100,000 pounds; vegetables, canned, 80,000 pounds; milk, 50,000 pounds, and ; numerous other Items. Ships to Reach Messina Jan. 8. The Culgoa will distribute these provisions in Sicily. There are six surgeons and a number of hospital men" on board the Culgoa and Yank ton, and they are taking with them supplies of cots, blankets, etc. These supply ships are due to arrive at Mes sina Jan.-8 and 9. The Yankton entered the canal this afternoon and the supply ship Culgoa probably will pass in tonight. Both will go to Messina at full speed. The stately array , of battle ships was an impressive sight. The weath er was splendid and the bay was crowded with craft, the occupants of which gave an fnthusiastic welcome to the ships. Despite their long trip, the warships looked as smart and trim as though turned out for a naval re- view. v.. : When the ships had come to anchor the Egyptian and ; canal authorities went aboard the flagship Connecticut and welcomed Rear Admiral Sperry. who expressed himself as well satis- fled with the cruise from Colombo. He regretted that he was compelled to curtail his stay in Egypt, but hoped that at some future time an opportu nity would be given him to visit Cairo. The admiral spoke of the Australas ian visit of the fleet as the special feature of the trip. Officers and Men Go to Cairo. Universal regret is expressed here that the visit of the battle ships will be so brief. It had been expected that a representative officer would visit Cairo and be presented to the Khedive on the anniversary of his accession to the throne on Jan. 8. A contingent of 500 officers and men left by special train for Cairo this afternoon. The authorities have made arrange ments for the battle ships to have right of way for a clear run through the canal. The Connecticut, Vermont, Kansas and Minnesota will enter the canal at 6 o'clock tomorrow morning and will arrive at Port Said at 10 o'clock Mon day night. The second group, consist ing of the Louisiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri and Virginia, will enter Tuesday and the' third line, composed of the Wisconsin, Kearsarge, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Georgia and Ne braska, will start Wednesday. At Port Said the crews will coaj the battle ships with all possible speed so as to be in position to go quickly to Mes : slna if it is finally determined to send them there. New .Year's Celebrated by Fleet. New Year's day was passed by the men of the fleet in a continuous round of fun. There were athletic contests boxing and foot, racing, culminating in the evening in a grand entertainment on board the flagship Connecticut, con slating of a sketch and costume con test, vaudeville ana a minstrel per formance. The members of the ship's . company were the actors and the eve ning ended in a grand cakewalk, the stunning costumes and millinery for which were made -aboard ship. With colder weather the officers and men of the fleet will shift from their whit to blue uniforms. All are an tlcipatlng Interesting visits in the Mediterranean. Many are now arrang ing flying visits to Cairo and the Pyra mids. TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY Take LAXATIVE BROMO Quinine Tablets. Druggists refund money if it falls to cure. E. W. GROVE'S signa ture la on each box, 25c. . Found Tee 8oon. gypsy upon release from jail met a friend. "What were you In for?" asked the friend. "1 found a horse" Found a horse? '; Nonsense! They wouldn't Jug you for finding a horse." "Well, bat, . yon see. I found him before the owner lost him." Every body's Magazine. palsiteSsaof tne heart Digests waatjoa eat. News of Surrounding Towns ECONOMY. IND. Economy, Ind., Jan. -i.- Mr. and Mrs. Nate Parker entertained at din ner Friday , Mr. and Mrs. Ray Dough erty. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cain and Joe Williams of Muncie. Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Manning and children were visiting Mr. and Mrs. Grant Mendenhall Friday night. -C. C. Fenimore is spending this week in Muncie. Miss Luclnda Hollingsworth of Wil liamsburg was the guest of Miss Mar tha Weyl Friday night Mr. and Mrs. Charles Morrison en tertained at dinner Friday, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hunnicutt and children. Mr. and Mrs. Mack Lamb gave a musical Friday night in their new home in town. There were several musicians present and the guests were delighted with the sweet strains of music that made the evening pass so quickly by. Mr. and Mrs. Frank BIy of Farm land were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Will Swain Friday night. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Edwards and children Charles and Mary, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Oler Friday. Vaughan Chamness of West River was here visiting ms grana xatner Hiatt, Friday. There was candy making at Squire Fraiser's Friday night. Cliff Gwin has returned to his work at Atlanta after a week s vacation. Mrs. Lizzie Wolfe of Centerville was nere recently tne guest oi ner father Cyrus Gwin. Mrs. Glennie Lamb has just had a letter from her brother Charles Gwin who is a U. S. soldier stationed at Ft Thomas, Ky., saying he is well pleas ed and likes soldiering. The Misses Mevelia Cain, Mary Hax- ton, Louise Maning, Francis Lindsey and Ruth Jackson visited their ex- Sunday school teacher, Mrs. Bertha Turner of Richmond Friday. Ed Martin spent Friday in Rich mond on business. Pete Hutchon's infant baby died Fri day afternoon. Mrs. Lulu .Macey is reported very sick. Edgar Fraiser gave a musical Fri day night. , James Haxton was called to Rich mond Saturday. NEW PARIS, OHIO. New Paris, O., Jan. 4. Mr. E. E. Commons and family entertained Mr. and Mrs. Grover Koons of Eldorado, Miss Goldia' Koons of Palestine and C. M. Benson and wife, New Year's. Mr. D. A. McKee left Saturday for Evansvllle, Ind., where he will be em ployed as engineer in the power house Mrs. Lida Burbage who has been ill for some time died Saturday morn ing. Mrs. John White of Eaton, Mrs Slyva Cross of Covington, O., Harvey Brinley and wife of Zionsville, Ind and Smith Ross and wife, of Rich mond spent New Year's with Mr. Dan Miller and family. Mrs. George Fortney returned Sat urday after-a week's visit with rela tlves at Dayton and Lewisburg. Miss Ruby McWhinney is spending the latter part of this week at Eaton. Miss Carrie Davis is visiting at Cen terville this week. Mrs. Roberts and her 'daughter 'Mrs Coblentz of New Madison, Josiah Jones and Miss Mary O'Toole spent New Year's with Harry Collins and family. Miss Mary Crown of Xenia came Saturday to visit George Smith and wife. Miss Lorena McKee gave a New Year's party Friday evening. There being about ten present. Games and music were the evenings entertain ments. A luncheon was served of cof fee and waffels. Mrs. H. H. Kempel and family are visiting at New Castle, Ind. Miss Julia Canny has returned home after a week's visit with Dayton rela tives. Miss Mary Melody came home from Fountain City, Ind.. Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. D. A. McKee spent New Year's with J. H. Daugherty and family. GREENSFORK, JND. Greensfork, Ind., Jan. 4. Mrs. Me lissa Evans has returned to her home In Richmond after a visit with Mr. and Mrs. John Foland. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Oler and daughter of Williamsburg spent New Years Day with Frank Davis and fam ily. Miss Lucile Jones has returned from a visit in New Castle. Mrs. Clay Brooks returned to her home in Richmond Friday after a short visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Nicholson. Mrr. and Mrs, William Hatfield en tertained at a family ; dinner New Years Day. ; - A number from here attended the play, "The "Devil, in Richmond Fri day evening. Mrs. Bavender' of Shirley has re turned home after visiting relatives here for a few days. George and Harry Ragen of Rich mond, are spending the week with Miss Maggie Ragen. ' . The Watch Meeting and "supper which was given under the auspices of the ladies of the Christian church, Thursday evening was well attended. Miss Jessie Mull of College corner, was In town Saturday. While skating on the creek Friday, the ice broke, and Bennie Davis fell Into the water. He wasn't Injured, however. - - Mr. and Mrs. Will Shepperd have" re turned to their home in Indianapolis, after a weeks visit with relatives here. Greensfork defeated the Sugar Grove basket ball team in a game here New Years Day. Mr. and Mrs. John Ernsberger en tertained - a number of guests at a "watch party New Years Eve. Herman Foster- has returned .from a visit with relatives in Indianapolis. Miss Effie Wilson spent Saturday the guest of relatives in Richmond. " Mr. and Mrs. Lane have returned to their home in Versailles after visiting their daughter, Mrs. Lther Murdock. Job Swain of Economy was trans acting business here, Saturday. MILTON. IND. Milton, Ind., Jan. 4 Miss Rosalee Keever gave a watch party for girl friends New Year's eve. The young ladies had a fine time. Dr. I. F. Sweeney attended the fune- rar of Walter Boden at Cambridge City Saturday. A lot of Milton people went to see The Devil at Richmond Friday night, among them Mr, and Mrs. R. W. War ren, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wilson, Misses Nora Wagner, Hazel Wagner, Inez Doddridge and Lois McClung. Messrs. Harry Doty, Park Lantz, Charles Wil son Jr., and Paul Ferris. Miss Pearl Thornburg visited Miss Mabel Teeters at Hagerstown over New Years and attended a dancing party. Homer Williams is visiting in Chi cago, i Miss Nellie Newman attended the State Teachers association at Indian apolis last week. The families of Odd Feflows will wit ness the installation of officers Janu ary 6. Walter Houseworth is at his aunt's, Mrs. J. M. McMahan. Harry Borders made a holiday visit with Mulberry friends. The third, number of the lecture course will be given by the college girls January 14. Chris Henshaw has returned from a visit to Randolph county relatives. Rev. Aaron Napier was over from Richmond and conducted services at the Friends church Friday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mueller and chil dren who spent the holidays with Mrs. Mueller's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chris tian Kerber have returned to Indian apolis, where Mr. Mueller is teacher of mechanical drawing in the manual training high school. The quarantine has been lifted at Charles Ferguson's home, the daugh ter Hazel being convalescent from diphtheria. Harry Manlove appeared at the New Phillips in a vaudeville turn Saturday night. ELDORADO, OHIO. Eldorado, O., Jan. 4. Prof. C. F. Geeting, former superintendent of our schools, now of Louisville, Ky1., is vis iting friends in this vicinity.. The Helping Hand Bible class of the U. B. church at Manchester, held their first Annual Banquet New Years night, at the I. O. O. F. Hall. The affair was purely social and was enjoyed by one hundred people. The "Woman's Alliance of the Uni versalis church met Friday evening at the home of Mrs. Edith Shewmon, subject discussed was "The New Year." Mr. and Mrs. Henry Petry enter tained New Years, S. F. Kemp and family, and Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Sell. Clyde Shewman of Dayton, is being entertained by his boy friends. Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Emrick and Mrs. Allen Miller of West Manchester are guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Campbell. Mrs. Minnie Murray of New Paris is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Coons. Misses Florence Hovalter and Maud Jones of Dayton, have returned to their home after several days pleas antly spent among friends and rela tives. George Beard of Greenville, is the guest of his sister, Mrs. Isaac Miller, Bert Disher, a former citizen of this place, now of New Weston, is the guest of relatives. A. J. Hamilton and, family have re turned from a pleasant visit with their parents in Pyermont. Mrs. S. F. Kemp and Miss Ella Thompson are In Richmond, the guest of friends. Mrs. Samuel Stout returned to her home today in Portland, Ind. She has Nervous Collapse "I have traveled for thirty years continually. I lot a great deal of sleep, which together with constant worry left me in such a nervous state that finally, after having two collapses of nervous prostration, I was obliged to give up traveling al together. I doctored continually but with no relief. Dr. Miles' Nervine came to my rescue I cannot "describe the l suffering which this- Nervine saved me. Whenever I am particularly nervous a few doses relieve me." AfG. C. LIBBY, Wells, Me. There are many nervous wrecks. There is nervous pros tration of the stomach, of the bowels, and other organs. The brain, the kidneys, the liver, the nerve centers are all exhausted. There is but one thine to do build up the nervous systemy the use of Dr. Miles' Restora tive Nervine. Its strength ening influence . upon the nerv ous system restores normal action to the organs, and when they all work in harmony, health is assured ' Get a bottle from your druggist. Take it all ac cording to directions, and if it does not benefit he "wili return your money. been the guest of her sisters here for several days. Mrs. Isaac Miller and daughter, Hel en, are home from a visit with rela tives in Dayton. James Wurten baker of Castine, is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Detro. Eddie Coovert, son of Commission er M. L. Coovert, who is a student in the Ohio University at Athens, and who has been the guest of his parents during vacation will return to bis studies today. Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Almond of Columbus, returned to their home Sat urday after a very pleasant visit with Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Stayton. Mr. Al mond is a former citizen of this place. He has filled an important position with the Pennsylvania railroad com pany for many years. - Frank Davisson. president of the Home Telephone company, transacted business here yesterday. N. S. Larsh is home from a 'visit with his children and brother in Ham ilton and Dayton. Our local merchants were well pleased with their trade during the holidays, and as might be expected they looked for a dull Saturday, but to the surprise of every one, the stores were crowded with customers. The farmers were so numerous they could not find hitching room for their gonveyances. There were more than 125 vehicles in town Saturday after noon and there are some people that have yet to find out that Eldorado is on the map. John C. Richards, formerly a resi dent of this county, died at his home in East Whittler, Los Angeles county, California, December 23, 1908. Mr. Richards was well known here. Nature's Warning Richmond People Must Recognize and Heed It. Kidney Ills come quietly myster lously, But nature always warns you. Notice the kidney secretions. See if the color is unhealthy If there are settlings and sediment, Passages frequent, scanty, nainful It's time then to use Doan's Kidney Pills, To ward off Bright's disease or dia betes. Doan's have done great work in Richmond. John Morris, 433 4 Main street, Richmond. Ind., says: "For several years I suffered from backache, the attacks being so severe at times that I could hardly straighten The pro fuse then again scanty passages of the kidney secretions plainly showed that my kidneys were; affected and I finally decided to try a kidney remedy. In the spring of 1906, I began taking Doan's Kidney Pills procured at A. G Luken & Co's drug store and thev helped me after other preparations had failed. At that time I told of my ex perience in a public statement and now I gladly re-endorse the remedv. I nave naa only one occasion to use Doan's Kidney Pills since mv first. trial of them and I am glad to say that the results in this case were as satisfactory as before." For sale by all dealers. Price 50 cents Foster-Milburn Co.. Buffalo New York, sole agents for the United States. Remember the name Doan's and take no other. CAMBRIDGE CITY. IND. Cambridge City, Ind., Jan. 4. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kerlin and Mrs Sarah Stevens have returned from the West and will occupy the property re cently vacated by Ferd Romer on Wal nut street. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Pitman and Mrs Wlllard Petro attended the celebration of the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Warner Pitman at New Castle, last Wednesday. Prof, and Mrs. F. A. Cotton and Mr, and Mrs. Fletcher Medearis, of In dianapolis attended the funeral Walter Boden Saturday afternoon. Miss Helen Garvin returned Martinsville Sunday to resume . of to her duties as supervisor of music, after spending the Christmas vacation at home. Will Wager is quite ill at his home on North Front street. Frank Marson and family and Miss Katherine Calloway attended a birth day celebration at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Calloway at Knights town Sunday. Miss Elizabeth Wheelan returned from Spice land Sunday, where she took her mother to the sanitarium for treatment. Mrs. Anna Jacobs entertained Sun day, the following guests, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Vestal, of Little Rock Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lembarger and Miss Rose Greisenger. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Martz," of Olney, 111., Mrs. Will Mills, Vlncennes, Alva Davis, Arcadia, Mr. and Mrs. Charles McConkey - and family and Clayton Martz, of Tipton and James Martz, of Tipton. Alva Study of Wil liamsburg, Thomas and Lomax Study of Richmond, were among those from a distance who attended the funeral of Walter Boden. Harry Petro, a former Cambridge City boy, greeted friends here Sunday. Thomas Murray, of Hagerstown, made a business trip to this city Saturday. Charles Ault. of Chicago, Is here for a short visit with his parents. Mr, and Mrs. Lee Ault- Mr. and Mrs. Carl Boyd entertained with a family dinner, on last Thurs day in honor of the birthday of their grandmother, Mrs. Louisa V. Boyd. Mrs. Charles Hageman will enter tain the .Social union, Tuesday, after noon. On Tuesday, January 4th we will put on sale Odd Coats, Miits ana skirts at a price that will surprise you. Com! and see the bargains. Knol- bnberfl's Cloak Dept. Of Interest to The present value of the American mule Is said to be $416,989,000. In view of these figures it is not surpris ing that the gentleman flops his ears and voices a lusty bray betimes. Careful experiments which have been made show that the Interest on the money Invested in a machine shed amounts to about one-half the item which would have to le charged to deterioration in case the maohinery were left In the open without protec tion from the weather. In nine cases but of ten It is more than likely that if there Is a real boy" problem to solve In the home there Is a "father" problem that Is more or less closely connected with it. and it Is the existence of this latter problem that makes the first one so perplexing and so difficult of solu tion. Many a man offers as an excuse for not taking some good farm paper that he doesn't have time to read it, It Is barely possible that If he took a good paper and devoted a little time to careful reading along the lines in which he la Interested he would be able to work to better advantage as a result of keeping posted on the best ways of doing bis work so that he would make up the time spent in reading and have a little extra leisure for some other vital and often neglected interests. A western state experiment station has been making some tests in the use of snow for poultry as a substi tute for water. Not taking Into ac count the decided saving of time which resulted from not having to water the poultry. It was found that young hens laid even better when given snow In place of water, while In the case of old hens there was found to be a slight decrease In egg production. For little chicks the feed ing of snow proved to be disastrous, their constitutions evidently being too tender to withstand the cold of the snow taken Internally. Many farm owners In Ohio, Michi gan and Indiana, having reclaimed the bulk of the lowland on their hold ings by means of systems of tiling, are now engaged In laying tile on the high er land. It having been demonstrated that this tends to furnish an effective system of underground drainage and greatly aids In the circulation of the air through the soil, a fact to which an Increasing importance Is being attach ed. The situation referred to Is one that farmers living In newer states lying farther west might well take Into account when In the process of tiling their lower lands. It might in the long run be economy to do both types of tiling at the same time. It is pretty safe to assume, what ever notions one may have as to the care of stock, that they will do best when provided with comfortable quar tersthis having to do with dry and clean rather than especially warm sleeping quarters. Animals are pro vided by nature with about all the clothes they need, their coats being changed to suit the different seasons of the year. Coupled with this fact, note should be taken of how careful both domestic and wild animals ' are In the matter of seeking dry and clean resting quarters, and this la no ticeable even In the case of the hog, which Is .considered one of the filth iest of animals. Fresh, pure air, even though cold, Is not detrimental, but rather beneficial, to the health of the farm animals so long as they are giv en sufficient protection from cold winds and storms. The other day it was our pleasure to talk with the agent of a southern land company, who said that under no circumstances would his firm sell a prospective buyer land unless he had visited the section of country In which It wss located. Inspected the particular piece he was planning to buy and was thoroughly satisfied as to the wisdom of the purchase. If this plan were followed by more land companies and the practice followed by the more unscrupulous of be clouding a man's vision and befud dling bis wits with rot gut whisky dispensed with, the land selling busi ness of the country would be on a pretty decent basis. As things are. the dirty and disreputable practices of agents and companies here and there tend to place all real estate agencies under suspicion. It Is patent that those who are conducting their business for legitimate purposes should organize to save themselves from the odium attached to the other kind. As a labor saving device the milk ing machine Is having much the same uphill work In commanding' the atten tion of dairymen as does the corn husking machine. In both cases the initial cost of the Improvement serves as a drawback, but in spite of this fact the ultimate and manifest econo my and utility of both Insure their ex tensive Introduction. Where intro duced it has been found that the milk lng machine enables the dairyman to milk thirty cows as easily as be could ten under the old hand method, while If the sOo is made an adjunct the ca pacity of the farm to supply feed for the dairy cows Is Increased In a like ratio. With a milking machine In suc cessful operation one of the chief bug bears connected with dairy manage ment la largely done away, for wheth er it should be so or not a great many farm owners and farm hands seem to havo an Instinctive dielike to milking any considerable number of cows by hand. :: The law wEl uphold one IntrfmmTag the overhanging limbs from trees growing just over the line on a neigh bor's premises, but it does not give one the right to cut the trees down or girdle them so that they will die. An Interesting tact in connection with frog life is that if frogs are caught and put in boxes after they the Fanners they win' lire formonthi,Tvitlf6Ct any thing to eat, while If caught two or three weeks before the time tioned they will starve to death. The chief objection to be urged against the fall setting of fruit trees and shrubs seems to lie in the fact that when done at this time of year there is greater likelihood that the J root system will tend to dry out and for this reason be less able to with stand extremely low temperatures dur ing the winter months. In the interior of Africa grows a tree from whk-h a good quality of but ter Is produced. It resembles the American oak, and its fruit, from which the butter Is derived, resembles the olive. One English traveler of note declared the butter produced from the tree was superior to any made In England from cow's milk. Official statistics issued by the Japa nese government report the rice crop for the year as an abundant one, ex ceeding the production of last year by over 18 per cent. The present year's crop totals 272,850.000 bushels and Is valued at $380,000,000. This means prosperity and good times for the little brown man the coming year, as rice is his cereal mainstay. One of nature's strange creations is the vegetable tallow tree which grows near the Cape of Good Hope, in the Azores, as well as in Sumatra, Al geria and China. The tree Is of small size, and it Is from its berries that the oil is extracted from which the tallow Is made. The berries are gath ered In November and December after the trees have fallen. ' The 250 egg hen is clearly a perver sion of the purpose of Dame Nature, who doubtless originally intended that old Biddy should lay just about enough eggs to perpetuate her kind. Yet this perverted standard Is one that the en terprising poultryman may work to ward if he will use the trap nest, se lect as breeders only those hens which make the best showing and use Intelli gence In the care and feed which be gives bis flock. A noteworthy fact which came un der the notice of an Iowa farmer who recently traveled some 200 miles In Wisconsin was tha he did not notice a single field of corn In his trip which had not been cut up for silage or dry fodder. This state of affairs Is trace able to the fact that the price of Wis consin lands is such that the owners cannot afford to follow a slipshod type of agriculture and to the further fact that a majority of the farmers of the state are dairymen and utilise the con plant as a valuable, ration for their milk cows. A fact that will be noted with much concern by farmers living in sections where quack grass Is setting a foot hold is that the pest wUl multiply from the seed contained la the appar ently green grass at the time the oats are harvested. Tests. made at the Iowa experiment station at Ames with quack grass seed taken from a bundle of oats showed that 8 per cent of the seed grew. The discovery of the above fact, while discouraging, will serve to emphasise the necessity of taking ad' dltional precautioaa to stamp out, this worst of weed pests. A dispatch appearing In the dally papers under date oT Oct. 18 tells of an Interesting jack rabbit drive which took place la Antelope valley, near Lancaster, Cel., a day or two before. Five hundred men, women and chil dren are said to sapvo formed a mon- Into a wire corral half a mile In leiigtb and triangular In shape, where they were dispatched with clubs In fifty seven mutates. The rabbits, which bad been increasing with great rapid ity, had ml 3d a large part of the crops in the vicinity, and the drive was adopted as a relief measure. Quite often the success of the coun ty farmers' Institute depends as large ly upon so conducting the discussions as to draw oat the definite, practical experience of the farmers present or upon having lectures anon the differ ent subjects by agricultural authori ties of note. It is well to emphasize both features, but so no case should the former be neglected. We have known of instances where . men were present In the audience on such occa sions who were check full of just the Information that was wanted on 'a given subject, yet who, because of bashfulaess or modesty, contributed nothing to the discussion. On the oth er hand, had the officers of the in stitute or the director asked the right kind of questions and called upon these men personally to reply the de sired information would havo been forthcoming and In a form that all present woald have been able to com prehend. This Socratic method the eliciting of Information by questions and answers Is always excellent, and tn no place is It more effective than la the farmers' Institute. . NO SOOT. NO DARBY COAL LCrnSCcdG Ezy Co. exclusively sry cor. em FUONITUnE CHIIIA'S ACTIOII ilOHLEnSIOC American and British Minis ters Protest Over Dismis sal of Juan Shi Kai. THINK PEACE ENDANGERED FOREIGN DIPLOMATS HOLD MEET-: ING BECAUSE DEP08ED OFFI-j CIAL RECOGNIZED AS MEDIUM i OF FAIR TREATMENT. Pekln, Jan. , 4. Following the dis missal from office Saturday of Yuan Shi Kai. grand chancellor and com mander in chief of the forces, and the appointment of Na Tung as grand chancellor, an edict was Issued today appointing Liang Tun Ten. customs taotai. to the position thus made va cant on the foreign board. The British and American ministers have reached an agreement that the dismissal of Yuan Shi Kai should not pass unnoticed. The American. British, German and Japanese ministers met at the Ameri can legation yesterday morning. . Sir John X. Jordan, British minister, join ing with Mr. Rockhill, American min- , ister, in submitting an outline of rep resentations which should be made to the foreign board. The ministers disagree on the ques tion as to wnetner tne weuare or foreign Interests is technically involv ed by the regent's action, but they agree that peace Is endangered. - The representatives of Great Britain, the United States and Germany view the regent's action as tantamount to an affront to the powers on account of Yuan Shi Kai's position abroad, he and equable treatment toward the na tions. The dissenting ministers are of the opinion that unless other serious ev ents occur. Interferences would not be Justified. Japan Concurs in Opinion. Japan concurs in the opinion that the dismissal Is certain to result In In ternational injury, but that represen tations to China would be difficult. There Is a marked lack of unanimity among the diplomats in the present situation. The court's action a fortnight ago in increasing the palace troops and for bidding the entrance to the palace, ev-' en of the highest officials. - without passes, nao iucu as ui iuuivouvu - that time of the alarm felt In court circles, and it is believed that there was fear also of an anti-dynastic plot. ; The government today intimated Its Intention of making public the im peachment, giving details of Yuan 8hl Kal's alleged intrigue upon which his ; dismissal was based. According to reliable Information, the Impeachment is framed on charg es against Yuan Shi Kai in connection with the coup d'etat of 1S98. when the regency of the Dowager Empress was , restored and a reactionary policy inau gurated. The fight of Kang Yu Wei, the reformer occurred at this time. Sufferina From No Maladv. The last minister, who saw Yuan Shi Kai t the fnrplm hoard Tine. 2ft. states that he was at that time suffer ing from no malady, but the reason given for bis dismissal was that he is ,; afflicted with rheumatism. The for- I lfte" Yun " Kai's restoration is impossible and that the action of the government in $ .liminfitinv titm rmm nrnnai tvm iTinn can not be recalled. Liang Tun Yen's appointment this afternoon only serves to increase the feeling of pesai- -mlsm at the legations, as Yuan Shi Kai exercised an authority with the viceroys and governors which was his alone and which the foreign board, no matter what its composition, can not retain. 1 Yuan Shi Kai must leave Pekln within four or five days, but nothing Is known of his plans. Consternation among the Chinese surpasses that felt by the foreign residents. It Is prob able that among the first changes. both Yang Shi Slang, the viceroy or Chi Li, and Prince Chlng, president, of the board of foreign affairs, will be removed. There Is keenest Interest as to the fate of Prince Tang; Shao Yl's mission to the United 8tates. as the source of his authority has now been removed. You smoke for pleasure. Any cigar win make smoke, so will a smoke-stack. Our cigars are brim ful of pleasure. zcsircs una U.S. OS.