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VI e R Rt TN il eTR U SRR P Ay A s AR g L PAR v it 59 R Sae N G Tl b % ———_—————_“* @ o Davis- Davidson Company Spring Announcement hm*ﬁ\wt“—m— We are glad to announce that we are now ready with our new line of Spring Merchandise, both foreign and domestic. We will have our first display Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, March 16th, 17th and 18th. We will have on display one of the most complete lines it has ever been our pleasure to show. Our store will be filled with goods of an unusual spring-like charm, wonderfully effective and pleasing ;an exhibit of more than usual effect. Great Sale Embroideries Our buyer made us a special pur chase of new Spring Embroideries to place on the counter during this dispaly at the following prices: 10c to 12%c Embroideries at..7%%c¢ 12%c to 20¢c Embroideries at..loc¢ 20c to 35¢ Embroideries at.....19¢ 35¢ to 50c Embroideries at.....29¢ These prices will be continued through the different lines. Specials. A counter of 10c and 1214c¢ Lace fog 0 MOl i ity B 0 Some extras, good values, This Will Be a Grand Display and the Prices Will Appeal to You Wash Goods Specials---Our present showing embraces many new patterns and color combinations---Checks, Stripes, Plaids and novelty designs, that will appeal to the women of fine taste. These goods are absolutely fast in color, smooth, soft, fine and light mn weight. Lovely things for Spring and Summer waists, dresses and children’s clothes. These goods were bought before the advance and will be offered at attractive prives, Our new goods are Lovely to Behold. You want to inspect the new things direct from the Fash ion Centers. ALLEY’S COMET 1S VISIBLE tFAD THIS AND YOU MAY LEARN ~ HOW TO LOCATE IT. | amous Celestial Visitor Is Now Ap proaching and Can Be Seen Un der Favorable Conditions. | WASHINGTON, D. C.—Halley's met is now approaching rapidly, ccording to Washington scientists, nd with favorable meteorological onditions will be vis'ble to the naked ve tonight. By early next week it expected the celestial visitor will e in plain sight. It will be visible Il through April, and will be at its rightest in May, attaining its maxi iunm brilliancy on May Ist. Those who desire to have a look at he comet may do so by taking up a osition, directly it becomes dark, acing due south. Find out Sirius, lie “dog star,” low down on the hori on on your let hand side. Take a erpendicular line from this till you ome to the constellation of Gemini, ' “The Twins,’”’ one above the other, lidway bhetween these the comet assed in October last, going to the ight, on through the constellation of aurus, to the two planets Mars and aturn, both high up in the south ast. Planets do not twinkle, and, oreover, Mars is possessed of a dis inct reddish tinge. The comet’s path aY letween these two last month, nd the comet itself will be found ome little distance to the right. An asier way probably to find Mars and aturn will be to take a line to th'e ight from the top star of the Gemi- L at an angle of about 15 degrees, ill you come to five little stars all lnstered together. These are the liades, Continue the line at an Gual distance and you will find the lanets in question. The above po- Ition of the stars refers to the time Tectly it becomes quite dark. If lewed, say, two hours later, all the 'ars will have moved to the right 14 Mars and Saturn will be found nking in the west, _There need be no worry as to pos- Wilities of asphyxiation should the all sweep the earth. It has hap ned several times before with other “mets, hbut no one was the wiser till er the occurrence. It must be orne in mind that all gases, no mat “r what their respective weights may ¢ have the power of diffusion, or f mixing up with one another, and ien one thinks of the immense Stance the tail has to traverse be e reaching us it will readily be iderstood that any gases composing ! Will be so attenuated as to be Herly imperceptible. It will be ‘riectly safe to say, however, that "ere is no likelihood whatever of Vel the fag-end of the tail reach- Ug the earth’s surface. There are New Silks of Uni versal Value and Beauty Our Silk Department announces a display of new imported and domes tic Foulards, Pongees and Fancy Dress Fabrics. This line has all the brightness'and beauty of the coming Spring Styles. Seeing them one will be delighted with their elegant ef fect. Specially priced during this display. Yours to Please, Davis-Davidson Company DAWSON’S POPULAR PRICE STORE. no authentic retords with regard to Halley’s comet of its ever having done so, and since its last two ap pearances tended to show that its tail was diminishing so much the more remote will the chance be of its reaching us this time. - NO ADAM IN SOUTH SEA EDEN Western Awustralia the Scene of An other Auti-Man Effort. English Women at Head of It. MELBOURNE.—As a result of the efforts of Mrs. Emily Crawford, Mrs. Victoria Woodhull Martin and other eminent suffragists the new indus trial "colony for British women in Western Australia was formally open ed today. The colony is a veritable ‘‘Adamless Eden,” as no mere men are permitted to take an active inter est in any of the industries or to own a foot of land. ; The colony is within forty miles of Albany on a great rock facing the ;sea. The land has been secured from the government of the commmon wealth by a number of British wo men as a freehold property. Among the number are Mrs. Emily Craw ford, president of the Householders’ League; Miss Crooke, an expert wo man gardener, now chief of the Wo men’s Agricultural College estab lished by Mrs. Victoria Woodhull Martin at Bredon’s Norton in Wor cestershire; Miss Hetty Sawyer, M. D., a successful London medical prac titioner, and the owner of great woolen mills, who is too modest to allow her name to be mentioned. The moving picture is Mrs. Craw ford, who is a novelist, an artist and a woman of wealth. Much of the capital is being supplied by Mrs. Mar tin, who is better known as Victoria Woodhull, the noted advocate of wo men’s rights, and who married the late John Biddulph Martiin and set tled in England. ONE CANDIDATE LESS. The Blakely Reporter Retires a Pa triot ¥rom the Running. In its last issue the Blakely Re porter, the sprightly publication over which Editor Jack Powell pre sides, printed this interesting item: “The Reporter retired one candi date from the running last week— that is, as far as this office is con cerned. His name doesn't appear in our announcement columns anymore. A candidate who refuses to pay his announcement fee before the primary election would hardly pay for it after he is defeated; hence, there is one iname shy in our announcement col umn,” DAWSON, GA., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 1910, UNCLE SAM’S EXPENSE ACCOUNT fSenate Adds a Bit on House Bill. ~ Auto For “Uncle Joe” Cannon. The senate committee on appro priations has reported the bill mak ing appropriations for the legisla tive, executive and judicial depart ments of the government. The meas ure carries an expenditure of $34,- 044,357, an increase of $795,562 over the amount carried by the bill as it passed the house. The appro priations are $8,401,120 less than the appropriations for the current year, and $481,292 less than the es timates. The bill: carries an amendment to the appropriation of $lOO,OOO for collecting the corporation tax as fol lows: 3 “Provided that the reports re quired by Section 3 of the tariff act shall only be made public on the or der of the president when he deems it for the public interest, and that the secretary of the treasury shall formulate rules and regulations for classifying, indexing and exhihiting thereform,; which rules shall be ap proved by the president.” In this manner the senate seeks to dispose of the question of pub licity concerning the reports frem corporations made incident to the corporation tax. The senate committee also insert ed a provision for an appropriation for $2,500 each for the maintenance of automobiles for the vice-president and Speaker, which has been reject ed by the house. MR. S. R. FUTCH IS DEAD. A Former Citizen of Terrell County Dies of Pellagra. Mr, Samuel R. Futch died at the home of his son in Leary Thursday night. Mr. Futch had been in failing health the past two years, and a few months ago developed a case of pel lagra, which hastened his death. Mr. Futch was a native of Ala bama, and went to Calhoun county when a young man and married. A few years ago he was a citizen of Terrell county a year or two. He was the father of Mrs. G. V. Pace. Typhoons-and Snakes Spo:l Sailors’ Aim WASHINGTON, D. C.—llt is pretty hard to shoot at a target while snakes are crawling around your legs, yvet that is what the bluejack ets in the Philippines have been do ing, according to an official report to the navy department. Ensign Morrison, who conducted the target practice of the men on the Callao at the naval range at Olongapo says that it is the most difficult range that can be imagined, LR New Wool Suitings. Fine White Serge with black hair line stitch, especially stylish for this season. Handsome Diagonal Suit ing, stylish Shepherd Check Suiting, the popular white and black checked; Granite Cloths, Invisible Striped Serge, Poplins, Taffeta Cloth, etc. We have these cloths in all the fash ionable light and dark shades, prices ranging from 50c to $2.00 per yard. A big lot of Ready-Made Sheets and Pillow Cases to go at a Bargain. See them. \ R i COOK IS UNABLE TO CONTINUE PLANS TO ESTABLISH CLAIMS. Dark and Dismal as the Polar Night Is Future of Explorer. Spent Money Combatting Attacks. BELLINGHAM, Wash.—Dr. Wm. H. Axtell, a personal friend of Frederick A, Cook, today received a letter from Mrs. Cook dated Valpa raiso, Chile, in which she says that the explorer is broken in health, without funds and unable to continue his fight to establish his claim that he discovered the North Pole. Dr. Axtell said today: “Mrs. Cook tells me in her letter that Cook made considerable money out of his trip when he first arrived in New York, but he spent it in de fending himself against bitter at tacks from his enemies before the Copenhagen ‘decision was made pub lic. Cook left New York later to escape contumely, says Mrs. Cook, and to go before the board of in- | quiry at Copenhagen as his own rep resentative. Then Mrs. Cook fol lowed him, met him in England, found him a nervous wreck and very ill. ‘“‘She writes that it was her fault that Cook did not appear publicly at the time he was unfavorably report ed on. She says she took him to Holland, France, Italy and then to Spain, where they embarked fer Buenos Ayres. “From Buenos Ayres they went around Cape Horn to Chile. Cook is still very ill, and will be in no condition to take up his fight for the honors which he still says should have been his,” Dr. Axtell added that, according to the letter, the explerer and his fam ily will settle down for a quiet life. “Mrs. Cook says,” he continued, “that her husband has no funds with which to go to the arctic regions after the proofs required by the Uni versity of Copenhagen, and that if he had the necessary cash he knows of no one he could trust to do the work for him.” - and when the men are not running through water ankle deep or lying down in two inches of soft red mud they were beset with insects and rep tiles, and when the grounds were dry the time-keepers of the skirmish runs were busy killing the snakes that were crawling around the men lying on the ground firing at the tar gets. Three typheons also added an ele ment of excitement and uncertainty ‘while the practice was going on. Ladies’, Misses’ and Children’s Furnish ing Department, We have taken special pains in fitting up this department, and our line of Spring display of Ladies’ and Misses’ Ready-To-Wear is now at its best, complete in everything that is new in Suits, Dresses, Waists and Skirts. All of these, quality and style considered, and at most reason able prices. | NO COTTON OIIIL FOR FRANCE. A Prohibitive Tax Is Put on the Southern Product. Cotton seed oil is now practically prohibited from France by an im port duty of six cents a gallon, ac cording to members of the Cotton Seed Crushers’ Association of Geor gia, who have been advised of the increased duty on this well known southern product by the French gov ernment. Word has been received from Washington to the effect that the tariff treaty between this coun try and France has been signed which permits an increase from six to nine francs per 100 kiles, or 220 pounds, which means an import duty of six cents per gallon. The French government at first fixed the duty at 12 francs, but a compromise was effected over the protest of the crushers of the south. This action on the part of the French government is taken to mean that the consumption of cotten seed oil in that country has increased so rapidly as to induce that government to place this prohibitive duty on American cotton seed oil in order to give the French olive ooil a chance in the market. COL. COCKE NOT A CANDIDATE. Has Long Been Prominent in Politics Over in Lee County. Colonel I. P. Cocke, who has long been prominent in the political af fairs of Lee county, and for many years has been chairman of the board of county commissioners, will not be a candidate for re-election to that office. His many friends throughout i this section will read with much in terest the following card from him: “To My Friends and Felloweiti zens of Lee county, Georgia: Our county primary has been called for June Bth, and I take this method to inform you that I won’t be a candi date for re-election as county com missioner, and I want to thank you for your kindness to me in the past. While I have had many disagreeable duties to perform I never intention ally injured any one, but tried to do to others as I would have them do to me. My mistakes have been les sons of wisdom, and they cannot be changed. Still, I don’'t think the county has ever lost one cent by them., Believing there are plenty of good men who can fill my place, I ask you to use judgment in making your selection. 1 “Your county is now out of debt, ‘with steel bridges across most of your streams and material bought to finish them. This has been my, great est desire, and I have worked to that end ever since I have been in your service. Your roads are very much improved, and can be put in first class order if you select men who will take an interest in them. Again thanking you, I remain yours very respectfully, 1.. P. COCKR.” VOL. 28.—N0. 21. White Goods, Lirgerie, Baliste, soft and silky, highly mercerized; White Batiste for Waists and Dresses. Among the Spring white goods for Tailored Waists are Madras Cloths, fine and silky in small designs, dots, figures and stripes of a style and character very much in demand. We have a complete showing of all domestic white goods, such as Bleaching, Longeloth, Lonsdale, Plain Nainsook, Checked Muslin, Flaxons, ete., at very atttractive prices. Muslin Underwear. A complete line of Ladies’, Misses’ and Children’s Muslin Underwear will be offered during this display at Bargain Prices. Sales Agency for Queen Quality Shoes. A new and complete line just ; received. None better, SOUTHERN METHODISTS WILL SRECT A CHRUCH THERE, Building Committee Has Decided on & Structure to :Cost $300,000. | Plans Under Consideration. * WASHINGTON, D. C.—The Nation al Building Committee of the Metho dist Episcopal Church, South, ap pointed for the purpose of raising funds for the erection at the national capital of a building which will be, as the four bishops who attended the meeting expressed it, declared “our representative church in Washing ton” adjourned today after announec= ing that of the $300,000 which will be needed for the building, $132,000 has been pledged, This amount is in sums ranging from $lOO to $l,- 000. The proposed edifice is to stand at Massachusetts avenue and K street in the northwest section of the city. The next meeting of the building committee will be held at Asheville, N, C., May Bth, at the time of the general conference of the church, Bishops Wilson, Candler, Hoss and Atkins, who were present at the meetings here of the committee, ap proved what had been done and the plans for the future. They indorsed a letter which the committee has sent forth in behalf of the project. Great satisfaction was expressed over the large amount already pledged and confidence in the denominational loyalty which, it was declared, would raise the balance of the amount. The question of the architectural style of the new edifice was left with a committee composed of John C. Mayo, D. L. Coon, the Rev. Dr. W. F. McMurray and the Rev. G&. S. Sex-~ ton. This committee will report at the next meeting of the committee. ‘“‘SBuch a thing as failure does not enter into our calculations,” says the building committee in its appeal for aid. “There ought to be somewhere in the ranks of our 1,800,000 mem bers at least a few magnanimous souls who will contribute not less than $lO,OOO each to this great for ward movement, and surely there are more than a few who will give us $5,000. Smaller but liberal dona tions we confidently expect to pour in from a host of others.” BIG WHALE IS DEAD. Huge Mammal Is Being Drawn Out of the Water at Port Arthur, The 90-foot whale which was cap tured in the gulf and taken to Port Arthur, Tex., is dead. It is being ;drawn from the canal to the shore by two powerful hoisting engines, land will be en exhibition for several days yet. i