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The Latest Gleanings From All
Over the State.
The Havre de Grace "Hospital au
thorities have organized a training
school for nurses.
Hagerstown.—The Clarence Huffier
farm of 100 acres, near Beard’s Church,
was sold to Harvey Lantz for $7,500.
Harry J. Lambright, a pressman, 45
years old, swallowed a dose of
strychnine in front of the Courthouse
and died a few minutes later.
Adna J. Fulton and Martin L. Bach
tell have organized the Millstone Can
ning Company and will conduct a
large canning factory near Pecton
William Kimble, of Williamsport,
was injured by an ice wagon upsetting
and falling upon him. Caught beneath
the top, his sides were injured and one
of the wheels passed over his foot.
Hagerstown.—The, receipts of the
Hagerstown Postofilce continue to in
crease. In August they were $5,249.47,
a gain of $531.78 over August last
The King’s Daughters of Hagers
town have started a campaign to
raise SI,OOO by getting 100 persons to
give $lO each toward a fund to be ex
pended for fuel, medicine, food and
clothes for the poor next winter.
Prof. C. Edwin Carl, who resigned
as principal of the Washington Coun
ty Male High School last winter, will
open a private school for boys and
girls in Hagerstown, September 15,
with Miss Myra McDade as assistant.
W. Hamilton Spedden, of Cam
bridge, County Treasurer, who had
filed his papers as a candidate for
renomination by the Democrats, has
announced his retirement to accept
the cashiershlp of the People’s Loan
and Savings Bank.
Agner W. Barnhart has purchased
the interests of his partners, William
A. Beachley and J. Wesley Sampsell,
in the Barnhart & Beachley Overall
Factory, at Williamsport, and will
continue the business as the Barn
hart Overall Company.
Hagerstown.—Mrs. Rebecca Murray,
who recently purchased the Monterey
Hotel, at Hancock, for about $20,000
at mortgagees’ sale, has sold the prop
erty to her mother, Mrs. Priscilla Wil
liams Bridges, widow of Robert
Bridges, of Hancock.
Margie Stant, 11 years old, who
makes her home with her uncle, Wil
liam H. Johnson, Federalsburg, was
struck in the eye with a pair of scis-
me iOT werr’uSngin'r"
a nail above the little girl's head and
in reaching for them she knocked
them down.
Capt. Lewis White, who was arrest
ed on August 4 and placed in Denton
Jail, charged with an attempted as
sault upon Mary Truitt, 13-year-old
daughter of Isaac Truitt, of Federals
burg, has been released on SI,OOO bail
bond. The ease will come up at Dea
ton at the October term of court.
Frol Charles B. Stoudt has resign
ed as supervisor of penmanship in
(he schools of Queen Anne’s county,
to accept the supervisorship of pen
manship in the schools of Bingham
ton, N. Y. Prof. J. 0. Neighbors, of
the commercial department of the
Cambridge High School, will take the
place vacated by Professor Stoudt.
Struck by an automobile, Charles
Stack, of Hurlock, had his carriage
cut from under him on the Federals
burg-Hurlock State road. Mr. Stack
was thrown out, landing in a deep
ditch, and received several bad
bruises. Two wheels were cut from
under the carriage. The occupants of
the machine did not stop after the
accident. Mr. Stack claimed that the
automobile belonged to Dr. Edward
Jones, of East New Market, and was
driven by the Doctor himself.
Federalsburg.—Alarmed over the
scarcity of tomatoes 10 days ago Caro
line packers are now overwhelmed
and are shipping many of their con
tract crop to other points. Hot, dry
weather conditions have ripened the
early crop and no longer is the buyer
hunting the producer. He is now en
deavoring to save those heretofore
contracted for. Practically every
available tomato cannery in Caroline
county is working overtime, and the
pack this year will exceed by far the
estimate given out a month ago.
The T. A. Gillespie Company, of
Pittsburgh, contractors for the hydro
electric power dam and power house
being built in the Cheat river by the
Hydro-Electric Company, of West Vir-’j
einia, a subsidiary of the American
Water Works and Guarantee Com
pany, controlled by the Kuhns inter
ests, has filed a mechanics' lien for
?244,703.02 against the State line hold
ings of the company at Morgantown.
The Pittsburgh company claims that
work had to be suspended when the
receivers were appointed for the
Water Works Company, and that the
amount named is due on contracts,
In August 122 marriage licenses
were issued by the court clerk to Ha
gerstown, against 85 issued in August,
1912. The increase is almost entirely
due to the great number of Pennsyl
vania couples who object to the new
eugenics marriage law that recently
went into force in Pennsylvania.
Elkt.on. —Arrangements are being
made to organize an Odd Fellows’
lodge at Betterton. The various
lodges in Cecil and Kent counties
have selected that place to hold their
annual reunions during the month of
Commander Price Arrives At An
napolis To Assume Duties.
Annapolis. Commander Henry D.
Price, of the navy, reported at the
Naval Academy for duty as head of
the department of marine engineering
and naval construction, succeeding
Commander Herbert O. Stickney, who
was detached and ordered to sea about
a month ago. During the interim,
Lieut. Douglas X. LeG. Howard, head
coach of the navy football team, has
been acting head of that department
The assignment of Commander Price
to the engineering department com
pletes the list of department chiefs
at the naval school. Commander John
F. Hines, who recently returned from
a sea tour, is expected here in a few
days. He is to be head of the depart
ment of navigation. Commander
Lloyd H. Chandler, lately in command
of the reserve battleship Illinois, is
under orders to report at the Acad
emy by September 22 to assume the
duties of head of the ordnance and
gunnery department. Commander
Charles F. Preston, the new head of
the department of English, reported
for duty, while Commander John T.
Tompkins, head of the electrical en
gineering department, assumed his
duties a few weeks ago. Lieut.-Com.
Ralph E. Earle, one of the senior as
sistants in the department of dis
cipline, left to take command of the
new 1,000-ton torpedo boat destroyer
Balch. Lieut. Aubray W. Fitch, assist
ant to the athletic officer of the Acad
emy, and Arthur P. Fair
field, have been detached to duty
aboard the Balch. Lieut. Robert H.
Ghormley has been ordered here to
succeed Lieutenant Fitch.
Glad They Got Game By Giving In
To Army’s Terms.
Annapolis. —Although the distance
from Annapolis to the gates of the
Polo Grounds will handicap many
Annapolitans who would otherwise
surely be among the loyal rooters for
the Navy’s goat, general satisfaction
was expressed in Annapolis over the
outcome of the conference held at
Washington, when the sailor athletic
management agreed to meet the Army
on the latter’s own terms and play the
annual inter-service football game in
New York city. Head Coach Douglas
L. Howard, of the Navy squad, ex
pressed gratification over getting the
game 1 with the Soldiers. The Navy
team, since the last year’s game, which
they won, 3 to 0, lost but two men and
■has a host of excellent second-string
men ready to step into these places,
so that a practically veteran eleven
will start the season for the An
Senator Jackson Announces Competi
tion For Naval Academy.
Washington.—Senator William P.
Jackson announced that- he. would
hold an examination through the Civil
Service Commission for the benefit of
all the Maryland boys who are ambi
tious to enter the Naval Academy at
The Senator has one appointment
to his credit at the acedemy and the
youth making the highest grade will
be designated to take the tests. The
two hoys with next highest grades
will be appointed alternates.
Examinations will be held on Oc
tober 22 by the Civil Service Com
mission at Baltimore, Hagerstown,
Frederick, Cumberland, Washington,
Salisbury and probably Easton. This
preliminary test will last six hours
and the subject matter will be that in
which the navy examines candidates
for entrance to the academy.
New Institution, With SBO,OOO Capital,
To Open April 14.
Frederick. —Frederick is to have its
eighth bank by April 1, 1914. The
name of the new banking company
will be the People’s State Bank of
Frederick, Md. The capital will be
SBO,OOO, and there will be a surplus of
$20,000. There will be five incor
porators and 12 directors, all of whom
will be prominent business men of the
city and county. The bank will be lo
cated on the public square, where two
other Frederick banks are located.
The building to be used is now occu
pied by C. E. Cline as a furniture and
carpet store. Mr. Cline will become
president of the new company. He
has long been interested in banking
and has been one of the directors of
the Citizens’ National Bank. He is 41
years old and has lived in this city
j and county all his life.
! Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Ellicott Are
Waging Energetic Campaign.
Hagerstown. Mrs. William J.
Brown, president of the Baltimore
| Equal Suffrage League, accompanied
by Mrs. William M. Ellicott, president
of the Equal Franchise League of
Maryland, who are organizing local
j leagues in Western Maryland towns,
arrived here from Frederick. Both
made addresses to a number of local
suffragettes in Hamilton Hotel, after
which they left for Monterey to spend
the night. They will return to Hagers
; town in a few days and organize a
local league.
GROOM, 68; BRIDE, 55.
Rev. Zora B. Marine and Miss Jennie
Blades Marry.
I Federalsburg.—Rev. Zora B. Marine,
of Brookview, a local preacher, and
Miss Jennie Blades, of Federalsburg
were quietly married in the presence
: : of a few relatives and friends. Rev
, Thomas E. Terry officiating. The
| wedding took place at the home of the
• bride on North Main street. The
.; groom is 6S years of age and the bride
j 56. They will reside at Brookview.
Area Mile Long and Seven
Blocks Wide Burned.
LOSS PUT AT $10,000,000.
No Fatalities and ■ Few Persons
Hurt—Many Large Buildings and
Smaller Houses By Hun
dreds Destroyed.
Hot Springs, Ark. Fire which
started in a negro’s cabin at 3.30
o’clock Friday afternoon was slowly
dying out at the foot of West Moun
tain, the southern extremity of Hot
Springs, at midnight after reducing
to a smouldering mass of wreckage an
area more than a mile in length and
from seven to ten blocks wide in the
eastern section of the city. The
monetary loss is roughly estimated at
Governor Hays will probably order
a military patrol of the burned dis
trict United States troops will also
add to the guard on the military reser
vation. In the path of the flames were
manufacturing houses, hotels, a num
ber of the more pretentious residences
and public buildings, which are in
ashes. It Is estimated that more
than 2,000 persons are homeless.
So far as can be ascertained there
were no fatalities, and the few per
sons hurt suffered only minor in
Among the buildings destroyed
The cjty’s light, water and power
County Courthouse.
High school building.
Park Hotel.
Moody Hotel.
Princess Hotel.
St. Louis, Iron Mountain and South
ern Railroad Station and Shop.
The Arkansas Sanatorium.
Smaller buildings by the hundreds
were reduced to ashes.
Guests Flee, Leaving Property.
But few of those whose homes were
burned saved any of their household
effects, and guests of the hotels gave
little heed to their valuables and lug
gage in their efforts to escape the
flames. The fire originated within
several blocks of the United States
Army and Navy Hospital and took a
south and east course.
Frail negro structures in the negro
section about Church street and Mal
vern avenue, where the fire started,
made more than ordinarily inflam
mable by an extended drought, burned
like timber.
Famous Resort Visited By Many
Thousands Each Year.
Between three great hills in what
early gained the picturesque title of
“a valley of vapors,” is situated the
town, resort or sanitarium of Hot
In former years a resort solely for
the victims of various blood diseases,
who came on litters and On crutches
to bathe in the magic waters, it speed
ily became a watering place in all
that the word implies. The invalids
ard cripples are still in evidence, but
with them come each year 50,000
American citizens, not only for the
purpose of being treated for fancied
or real ailments, but also to enjoy
the agreeable climate, the charming
scenery, the gay life at the great,
modern hotels, the invigorating baths,
the mountain rides, and the general
excitiment and attractiveness of what
may well be known as the Carlsbad
of America.
Traveling Salesmen Want Franchise
Away From Home.
Washington. Representatives of
the Association of Traveling Sales
men conferred with Speaker Clark and
Secretary Daniels asking support for
a movement to create away for trav
elers to vote when away from home.
Mr. Daniels was interested in their
plan, as it referred to franchise for
the men of the army and navy. The
conference with the Speaker concern
ed a resolution proposing a constitu
tional amendment.
Troops Are Prepared To Move On
Orders From Washington.
Galveston. —The second army divi
sion under General Carter’s command
at Texas City again was placed on war
footing upon orders received fkom
Washington. The troops are ready to
embark on transports at a minute’s
Thomas A. Sperry, Who Made For
tune, Is Dead.
New York. —Thomas A. Sperry, who
made a fortune out of trading stamps,
died at his city residence here. Mr.
Sperry was president of the Sperry &
Hutchinson Company and a pioneer
in the trading-stamp business. His!
fortune is estimated at $10,000,000. |
Mr. Sperry returned a few days ago !
from Europe so ill that he had to be
taken ashore in a wheel chair.
$30,000,000 STEEL COMPANY.
Large Plant Will Be Erected Near
Mobile, Ala.
Mobile, Ala. —Coupled with the an
nouncement that Chicago and Denver |
capitalists had perfected plans for
launching a $30,000,000 steel corpora
tion to be knovn as the Southern
Steel Company, was the statement
that iron ore for the company’s plants '
will be imported from Cuba. It also
was stated that the promoters of the
company had acquired S,OOO acres ot
land on Mobile river
Music to Soothe the Savage Breaet of Man and Secure the Right to
Vote In Minnesota.—Newa Item. (Copyright.)
Ocracoke Island Believed to
Have Been Wave-Swept Clean.
Washington, Newbern, Bell Haven and
Other Towns Have Suf
fered Loss Of Mil
Raleigh, N. C. —There is a feeling of
certainty that Ocracoke Island, on the
coast, has been waveswept in the hur
ricane and that not a living soul of the
nearly 500 people of the island escaped.-
This belief is based on the high tide
in the Pamlico Sound.
Morehead City, Beaufort, Newbern,
Washington, Bayboro, Bell Haven and
dozens of small towns on the coast are
reported as having great losses from
the fury of the gale.
At Washington the water was waist
deep in the street; two railroad
bridges, one a mile long, of the Nor
folk Southern Line were washed away;
docks, steamships, large warehouses,
residences and a splendid public build
ing were destroyed and three
were reported dead.
In Newbern the water was several
feet deep in the streets. A number of
small vessels were sunk, public bridges
destroyed and lumber mills badly dam
I - -
Whole North Carolina Coast Suffers
From Devastating Storm.
Charlotte, N. C. —-Scenes of desola
tion mark almost the entire North
Carolina coast as the result of a hurri
cane which struck this section. Dis
patches coming in over makeshift i
lines of communication' indicate that
the town of Bell Haven is wiped off
the map, while the town of Washing
ton, N. C., not only suffered from the
wind but also lost heavily by floods.
The loss in Beaufort county, in which
Washington is situated, alone will ex
ceed $2,000,000.
Bridges were swept away by the
water and -wind at Washington, where
buildings crumbled under the fury of
the blast as they did at Morehead City,
Oriental, Bayboro and a number of
smaller towns.
At Newbern several streets were In
undated and the thoroughfares were
lined with debris. The damage in that
city alone probably will exceed $500,-
000. To add to the terror of the citi
zens, fire broke out during the tempest
and was controlled with difficulty. Two
railroad bridges, one of them a mile
long, were swept away.
In Aurora 15 housese were destroyed,
while at Vandemere the damage was
heavy, one firm alone declaring its loss
to be at least $40,000. In this city more
than -200 cattle and hogs were
Throughout Eastern North Carolina
growing crops are virtually a. total
loss and no estimate of the devastating
effect of the wind and rain can be
made. It is believed to be, however,
John Martin, Of Kansas, Passes Away
After Illness Of Nine Weeks.
Topeka, Kan., Sept. 3. —John Mar
tin, former United States Senator from
Kansas, died today at his home after
an illness of nine weeks.
Millionaire Club Man Stricken With
Apoplexy In New York.
New York. —William Henry Maule,
millionaire clubman, of Philadelphia,
was fatally stricken with apoplexy
while conversing with friends at the
New York Club, of which he was a
! member. He died an hour later. Mr.
| Maule was a wholesale seedsman of
! Villa Nova, Pa. With Mrs. Maule, he
arrived in New York late this after
| Lieutenant Moss L. Love Plunges 300
Feet To Death.
San Diego.—First Lieutenant Moss
: L. Love, Signal Corps, U. S. A., was
| instantly killed near here when his
aeroplane plunged 300 feet to the
ground at the army aviation school.
. Shortly before the accident he began
to descend from an altitude of approx
i; imately 2,000 feet. When 300 feet
■ from the ground watchers say they
! | saw a puff of smoke on the machine
i and it dropped like a shot.
Army and Navy Reach an Agree
The Navy Yields To Desire Of Army
To Play the Game In New
York —November 29th
Date Selected.
Washington.—The Army-Navy foot
ball game will be played at the New
York Polo Grounds on November 29.
This was arranged at a conference be
tween Secretary Daniels, Assistant
Secretary Breckinridge and the athle
tice directors of West Point and An
“I am very glad,” said Secretary
Breckenridge after the conference, “to
say that the difficulty has been
obviated through the generosity of the
Navy in yielding to the desire of the
Army to hold the game this year at
the Polo Grounds. The reason for the
desire of the Army to play the game at
the Polo Grounds is the superior seat
ing capacity and arrangements of the '
grounds for such a competition. It |
: is not thought there will be any dif
ficulty in obtaining satisfactory ar
rangements with the management oi
that field. Such generosity as tte
Navy has displayed in the present
negotiations is bound to crbate an
more cordial feeling and eenlent more
firmly that friendship which ever
should and will exist between the two |
•awvwte,-” -v. , ,
It. is understood that the / v
ment of the Polo Grounds
vide 12,500 seats for both the r
and Navy, with the privilege
of them to purchase, in case *y' f ed,
an additional 3,000. In two
branches of the services sMpßld use
only 25,000 seats, the sum of $24,000
would be given the Army and Navy
relief fund..; That gives the Army and
Navy the benefit of 31,000 seats, which
is more than the entire seating capa
city at Franklin Field, where they re
ceived 20,000, the balance going to the
University of Pennsylvania.
BANDITS GET $16,000.
vThree Men Hold Up Deputy Sheriff
and Two Employes Of Company.
Columbia, S. C. —Three men, each
armed with revolvers, held up a
deputy sheriff and two employes of
the J. G. White Construction Com
pany at Parr Shoals, 20 miles from
here, and took from them $16,000 in
currency, representing the pay roll of
the company, which is building a huge
power dam. J. C. Joyner, the deputy
sheriff, who accompanied the pay
clerks, resisted the bandits and was
shot, the bullet taking effect in the
thigh. His wound is not serious.
Ti\ree New York Men Will Leave
Washington Next Sunday.
- Washington.—Three New York men
—Jack Walters, Alex. Kingston and
Samuel Dobrow—left here Sunday for
a stroll to the Pacific Coast byway of
Florida. The winter will be spent in
that state and the jaunt resumed in
March. They will carry a letter of in
troduction from the secretary of the
commissioners of the District of Co
lumbia, which they will have counter
signed by the mayors of cities and
towns along their routes. The tour is
beinfe taken for pleasure solely, the
men declare.
Hohenzoliern Princess Becomes His.
Sigmaringen, Germany. Manuel,
former king of Portugal, was married
here to Princess Augustine Victoria,
daughter of Prince William of Hoh
enzoliern. Cardinal Netto, former
archbishop patriarch of Lisbon, con
ducted the religious ceremony. Count
August Zu Eulenburg, grand marshal
of .the Prussian Court, presided over
the civil function.
Lucy Beach and Lawrence Blakeman
Meet Death In Auto.
St. Joseph, Mich. —Lucy Beach, 20
years old, and Lawrence Blakeman,
I aged 19, college mates, rode to their
deaths in an automobile through an
open draw in the river bridge here.
The bodies have been recovered. Cor
oner Samuel Wise has started an in
vestigation based on rumors that prop
er danger signals were not displayed
!at the approach to the bridge. The
I victims were prominent socially.
Express Train Filled With Va
cationists in Co.lision.
Most Of the Victims Wealthy Vaca
tionists —Third Serious Accident
In a Year Sections
Crash In Fog.
New Haven, Conn. —Twenty-one per
sons were killed and nearly 50 injured,
some of whom may die, in a rear-end
collision shortly before 7 o’clock on
the New York,' New Haven and Hart
ford Railroad, six miles north of here.
The first section of the White Moun
tain Express, hound for New York,
speeding along at probably 40 miles
an hour in a thick fog, rushed by a
danger signal, it is said, and crashed
into the rear of the second section of
the Bar Harbor express, standing 100
feet beyond the block signal.
The White Mountain engine cleaved
through the two rear Pullman cars,
both of wood, splitting them in two
and tossing their wreckage and three
score of mangled human beings, some
alive and some dead, on each side of
the track.
The third car, also of wood, and oc
cupied by 40 boys on their way from a
summer camp at Monmouth, Maine,
was lifted into the air and almost com
pletely off the track. The car fell on
its side crumpled up, two of the boys
being crushed to death and several
others Injured.
Some of the victims of the two rear
Pullmans were hurled from their
berths over a fence paralleling the
track ,50 feet distant, while mattresses,
bedding and clothing found lodgment
in the telegraph wires.
It was the third serious wreck which
the New Haven has suffered within a
year, and inaugurated the first day of
the regime of Howard Elliott, the new
ly elected head of the road. Mr. Elli
ott, returning from his summer home
in New Hampshire to assume his
duties, passed over’ the scene of the
disaster on an earlier train, less than
an hour before.
Practically all the passengers on
both trains Were returning home from
summer vaphtions, and all but two of a
camping jiarty of nine, guests of S.
Crozer Pox, of Elkins Park, Pa., com
ing back from Maine, were wiped out.
was among those killed.
j 4 No one was hurt in the White Moun-
I tain train.
His Case Appealed To Full King’s
, Ooaticook, Quebec. —Harry K. Thaw
wUL be produced before the full King’s
Bench, appeal side, at Montreal, on
. I*l v morning of September 15. Mean-
'mb ."‘flu . ..ay oe dfl. d Bfepfe ftr at
tgK, i > ' l 'S, or taken to Montreal on
S* 3 notice, at the discretion
authorities. Two
qHHbel, J. N. Greenshield and
obtained a double
writ —habeas corpus and prohibition
—at Montreal and whirled in a special
train ; nto Coaticook, where not long
before the immigration authorities
had ordered Thaw’s deportation from
the Dominion.
Significance Of His Mission To Wash
Washington.—Developments in the
Mexican situation are likely to await
the arrival in Washington of Manuel
de Zamacona e Inclan, personal envoy
of the Huerta government, to continue
with the Washington administration
the negotiations begun by John Lind,
the personal representative of Presi
dent Wilson in Mexico.
Wm. Beidleman, Aged 96, Fasted For
Fifty-Six Days.
Harrisburg, Pa. —William Beidleman
died-here, after a fast of 56 days, dur
ing which time he ate but two small
.pieces of toast. Mr. Beidleman was
close to 96 years of age. His fast was
due to grief at the death of a close
relative, and he declared when asked
why he did not eat, that he had no de
sire to take food.
Investigators Into “Insidious Lobby"
Take An Indefinite Recess.
Washington, Sept. 3. —The Senate
lobby investigating committee today
finished its probe of the alleged lobby
activities of the National Manufactur
ers’ Association, and took an indefinite
adjournment. Further sessions of the
committee will not be held until the
tariff bill is disposed of by the Senate.
Prof. Henry J. Ford, of Princeton, Has
Returned From Islands.
Washington.—Prof. Henry James
Ford, of Princeton, recently returned
from a Philippine trip, will socrh pre
. sent an analysis of Philippine affairs,
■ as he views them, to President Wil
. son. He declared he was not a can
: didate for a place on the Philippine
:; Commission or any other post. He
• and the President are close personal
i Letter From Minister Showing This
Read To the House.
I Washington. Representative Kin
kead, of New Jeisey, byway of prov
■ ing his assertion that American beef
i is sold cheaper in Europe than in this
country, read a letter to the . House
. j from Rev. J. J. Lawrence, of Bingham
■ i ton, N. Y., saying that in England
- recently he bought both American and
[ j Argentine beef at prices almost 50 per
. j cent, lower than the prevailing Ameri
| can prices.
Proposed Democratic Tariff Will
Not Help Consumer.
Provision for "Free Raw Sugar” Is
Based on Insecure Foundation —
Foreign Growers Alone Will
Be Benefited.
The senate has reached the key
stone of the arch erected by the mak
ers of the Woodrow Wilson tariff bill,
and the feature for which Chairman
Underwood of the ways and means
committee has publicly unloaded re
sponsibility upon the White House.
That Is the provision for “free raw
sugar” In three years. On this provi
sion the administration has virtually
staked its prestige in tariff-making.
The theory of “free raw sugar” is
that to “take off the tax” on imported
sugar will "make sugar cheaper to the
consunjer.” That theory might be ten-'
able and true if the world’s production
of sugar had ever yet reached the vol
ume that would supply the demand for
sugar at prices that all could afford to
It is neither tenable nor true be
cause that point has never yet been
reached. The peoples of the earth
have always wished, and wish today,
to eat more sugar than they can afford
to buy.
It follows that the true policy is to
■ encourage the production of sugar in
this country, as it has been encour
aged by Republican tariffs. With the
growth of the domestic industry sugar
has declined in price. As methods are
improved it will go still lower —unless
the domestic industry is crippled by
taking away the protection it still
needs against cheaper labor and lower
standards of living in other sugar
growing countries.
As the facts stand, the beneficiaries
1 of “free raw sugar” will be foreign
1 growers and the refiners of the Atlan
• tic and Pacific coasts, who will absorb
the present import duty between them.
1 The “consumer” will benefit little, if
at all, and certainly not permanently.
■ For with the crippling of the domestic
Industry sugar supplies will be re
’ duced.
! The two Louisiana senators have
> left their party on a proposal which
1 threatens the leading industry of their
1 *tate with destruction. The Repub
licans are fighting hard to defeat it,
1 realizing that If they can knock this
1 keystone out of the Woodrow Wilson
1 tariff arch they will have scored a
great point.
The next 'ew days will determine
whether President Wilson’s tariff pro
gram will get through congress as it
came from the White House or will
have to be seriously modified on less
doctrinaire and more practical lines
Shows Democratic Incompetence.
* Taken altogether, the banana tax Is
a fine illustration of stupidity in tax
, laying. Of course the source of the
j blunder is easy enough to understand
L Having resolved to throw away abou*
I $50,000,000 of revert"" now pale by
'Crt.tgii sugar growers -ad tare ref
ers’ trust the Democrats were hunt
ing for something on which to make
good the loss.
Some Democratic tariff-making gen
ius thought of the banana, and re
membered that forty years ago, when
he was a boy, bananas were regard
ed as a “luxury.” So a tax was slap
ped on bananas.
Except possibly the income tax on
life insurance funds and through
them on widows and orphans, there is
not in the Woodrow W r ilson bill a
clearer ilustration of Democratic in
competence in legislation than the
banana tax.
Pork Barrel Again.
The spectacle of a Democratic house
caucus, called for the purpose of in
structing the appropriations commit
tee about funds in the deficiency bill
for public building work, was ex
traordinary and unedifying. Chair
man Fitzgerald was quite justified in
being red hot about it. The caucus
knows nearly as much about the treas
ury’s preparedness for such a draft as
a horse knows about Sanskrit.
This is the complete demonstration
of the need for a budget; for a single,
concentrated estimating body which,
with information before it concerning
both revenues and expenses, can cut
the garmet somewhat according to the
Menace to the Country.
Too little public attention is being
paid to the progress of banking legis
lation at Washington. The amount of
illuminating discussion which the sub
ject is receiving is appallingly small
in proportion to the tremendous im
portance of the matter.
The government has not committed
itself in the last half century to a.ny
undertaking of such vast moment af
fecting the general welfare of the peo
ple and their security in the pursuit
of happiness as in the project to make
over the national banking system. —
New York Sun.
Democratic Plan Not Feasible.
It seems to be pretty plain that
President Wilson and his advisers
have finally realized that the country
simply would not swallow their
scheme to make the national banks a
partisan asset. It seems quite plain
that they have realized that the Glass-
Wilson-Owen-Bryan bill wouldn’t go at
all —wouldn't work if enacted, because
few bankers could be found to betray
the trust of their shareholders and
depositors by turning over their
money to the control of a group of
partisan politicians.
Protecting Telegraph Poles.
To protect telegraph poles from rot
ting in the ground a new French prac
tice is to surround their ends with
earthware pipes and fill the pipes
with melted resin and sand, which
solidifies and becomes waterproof.
Reason for It.
Grandma —“In my day girls were
more modest and reserved than they
are now.” May—“ That’s because you
were taught that modesty and reserve
were more alluring to the men.” —

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