SOUTHER STILI: AZZQ
'i 1 -t
LADY A VICTIM
L'rs. Clllitecd, cf Silsr City, Was
Itf tjLi Bad Shape.-as a Result
oiaa Attack of the Grip.
Siler Xity, N. C-"I was m bad
shape,1?. Writes Mrs.' Sarah J. Gilliland,
of th place, , "ater an, attack ;of the
grip; was bothered with womanly trou
bles, but since taking Cardui I am
much improved. It has done me more
good than the doctors and I feel it sav
ed my life, after all other methods had
failed. . V
"I thank you for the good that Car
dui has done to me and hope every
lady who suffers will try it. I will
recommend it to my " friends."
r You, can 'rely oh Cardui being of ben
efit tp. you. - Its .ingredients are mild
herbs, having a gentle, tonic effect on
the female constitution ; The - special
herbs : are grown ' abroad and imported
by ..us, direct. ..They - are not ' in the
Pharmacopeia," not fbr sale at druggists,
-except"' as put up by us, so you cannot
geNthe effect of Cardui, except by buy
ing Cardui, the woman's tonic ,
No other, medicine or tonic has ex
actly" the . same- results as Cardui, no
other has the record of 50 years of
successful treatments of cases of fe
male weakness, ' debility and disease.
It is certainly worth trying.
Ask your druggist.
N. B. Write to: Ladies' Advisory De
partment, i Chattanooga Medicine Co.,
Chattanooga, Tenn., for Special Instruc
tions, and 64-page . book, "Home Treat
ment for Women," sent in plain wrap
per, on request. r.;
You have'there hit the nail on the
For f OI.I18 Hud GRIP "
i Hick's . Cafudinb is th hst remedy re
lieves the aching- and feFerlshness cures the
Cold and restores normal conditions. It's
liquid effects immediately. 10c, 25c and 50c
at drug stores.
Demand For More Land.
- The demand for land is increasing
every year by, the; natural increase of
native bortf, and by. the addition of
1,000,000 . foreigners " 'annually who
must be "provided witbrlfonies. What
are we to do I We are not making
more land, but the population is con
stantly growing morer and more and
the demand for land is. growing great
er and greater as1 the years go by. It
is beyond controversy that our peo
ple must be furnished opportunity to
secure homes. Every year this be
comes more, and more the nation 's
duty. iThe greatest and noblest. mis
sion of any nation is to settle its cit
; izens in comfort and plenty in hemes
of their "oSpm -f.
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11 RIALS of the NEEDEMS
i MOW riM VyM 1 Al t
4THE CHlljjREN TO MAKE!
J-TH1S IJ1FERNAL NOISE n
WHYJOMU VAfi hnt
WHY DONT TOJ 1Ai4
21,S?i1fiTyrJftiE-N THE LIVER'S
NIGHT WOULn rilQP VrtTl
RUOLVED THAT hEAKTE.a I WlO kfio 1
LTV & STOMACH ANB BOWELS IN fiofiO ElHDl
JWtm MUKVONS LAXATIVE PAW-PAW PILLS.
Nmra'iFaw Paw Pills coax the Brer Into
metlTlty by gentle methotla. They do not scour, gripe
orwMtkea. They are a tonic to tbe stomach, llrer
; and nerves; taTlgorate Instead of weaken. They en
rich the blood and enable the stomach to ret all tbe
nourishment from food that is put Into It. These
puis contain no calomel they are soothing, healing
and stiranlAtlng, For sale by all druggists in 10c and
e slses. If you need medical ad rice, write Hun
yea's Doctors. They wUladTUe to thebest of their
ability absolutely free of Charge. MUNYON'S
4M mm JeflereM &tm Philadelphia, isu
Xunyon'i Cold Remedy cures a cold In one day.
Price 35c Munyon's Kheumatism Bemedy rslieres
ia a few hoars and cores in a few day a Price 25a.
This ia Cyrus O
Bates, the Stan who
advertises if other's
Joy and Goose
two of the arreatest
thlng knows. to
rets fir tirte month and beingentirely
ttomach catarrh and dyspepsia,
I f .ot V'1 i due to
w-tU for their wonderful composi
..xv J tiave takea &umero other so
" remedies but without imii .- t
i -ii that Cascarets relieve morer ia a day
: :ia all tt ethers have taken would in
a ycir.',' : James McGune,
.4 ; Jc3 Jlercer St, Jersey City, N. j, ,
, gesstnt. PsJatsblef Potent. Tasta Good.
5 9,4-. Never SickenVeskea er firipe.
. 10c. 25o. SOc Merer sold In bulk., The en-
sUaa tablet, itaanoed CCC ,fiu(utMd t
n dsi TM&Tll. ISZlTft
JK. X NIGHT WOULD rilQP VrtTlri
1 Mf--W& HLLTUU TOOK LAST
Jar 4 tMMM siak'JV:..,. L
Meeting to be Held - in Colnacia,
Saturday, pel). 19th.
t mi CnntliPrn Ta:i. . ..
II ine r- A Association
J composed cluetly of superintendents
rpers.in "tho,i,o; j m.
ments of the cotton 'mills, will hold
its regular winter meeting in Craven
Hall, Columbia, S. O, on Saturday,
Feb. 19th. t . -
There will De two sessions at 3 :30
and 8 p. m., , and the program -will
include an address of welcome by
Mayor W. . Reamer1, of Columbia
resjwnse W ex-President N. T.,
Brown, of Raleigh, N. C, and papers
on "The Development of the Wel
fare Work m the Mills,", by Supt.
J. M. Davis, of Newberry J 4 Cotton
Carding" by K. D. Thomas, of Char
lotte: "The Spinning Room,".eBy
Supt. Geo. F. Breitz, of, Bon Air,
Ala., ' ' Mill Life m the .Soutfc, K by
Supt. Winslow, of Clinton,: S-.v C;
"Power Plants,' by S. B. Rhea, chief
engineer Chadwiek-Hoskins Mills No.
4, Charlotte,! N. C, and "Dyeing,"
by one who dyes. These papers ate
intended briefly to introduce the sub
jects, and all mill men eligible to
membership are cordially invited to
attend the meetings and take part in
the discussions. . ; . . , . "
Interestin? meetings ' of this as
sociation were held dnringr the past
vear in Greenville ; and; Srjartanbtfrff.-
5. C. and Charlotte and RaleiffhN.
C; and as tlus-meetinsr at Colnmbia"
is to be held on Saturday afternoon,
when the mill men are off , duty 8
large attendance is expected.
Up To the Parmer. "..V- T.
It is possible within a few years to.
double the average production of corn
per acre in the United States, and to
accomplish it without any increase in
work or expense. It should not be
understood that the present corn crop
will be doubled, but that, the same
yield will be produced on a smaller
number of acres. If fifty-five or sixty
bushels are raised on one acre instead
of two, the labor of plowing, harrow
ing, planting, cultivating and harvest
ing will be greatly reduced, and con
sequently tue cost 01 production will
be reduced. Poor corn crops -. are .
usually attributed to unfavorable
weather conditions, and quite often
this is the true cause as there are-f
few summers during which the crop'
does not suffer more or less from ub-
favorable weather conditions at somje
stase of its growth? However, there
are other conditions which . are . re-!
sponsible for the low production.
These conditions are under the direct
control of the farmer and it is up to
him as to whether" he "will increase '
and in many eases double his present
yield. So. 7-'10.
A Masterful Address. s
Mr. James J. Hill, who is not ' only
a captain of. iadnstryy but who is one
of the really great men f this gen-,
eratkraj in a masterful -address Sliv
ered before tbe- Minnesota State Fair
statement: It is certainly a moderate
statement to say that; by the, middle
of the present century, when our
population shajlahavf: rebelled t thf
200,000,000 mark, ' our best and mps)
convenient coals will have been so
far consumed that the remainder can
only be applied to present uses at an
enhanced cost which would .probably
compel ' entire rearrangement of in
dustries and revolutionize the common
lot and common 'life; This is not a
mere possibility but a probability ;
which our country must face. . " icl f ;
. Good luck never looks in dark cor
ners. ' ' ': -"v?
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The smile of a philisophic friend is
always too familiarly cynical.
If some chaps', storiea were to be
printed they'd read like' pure 'ro
mance. " .
The voice of an egotist doesn't ne
cessitate a cornet accompaniment, but
it will come in as obligato. .
Not. every man can occupy a high
place, and if this were true there
are more low places than high that
need persistent work. It is fidelity in
the use of woat we possess that
brings forth fruit and that merits di
vine approval. "
CLEAR-HFADEI 'A' I
tlcad Bookkeeper Must Be Reliable.
The chief bookkeeper in a largw
business house 4a: one .ot, our great.
Western Atlen speaks of the harm eof
let did lorTilBi:,-. ' '"
' " "My wife and t drattk our first eup
of Postum a little bver ttro years ago,
and we have used It ever since to the
entire exclusion :of te4 aid coffee.i,. Jt
happened in this way :i-V -
"About three and ahatl jears ago
I had an attack of pneumonia, which
left a memento in the shape of dys
pepsia, or, rather, to speak more cor
rectlyneuralgia of the stomach. My
?cup &t cheer' hai always been coffee
or tea, but I became convinced, after
a time, that they aggravated mjr stom
ach trouble. I happened to mention
the matter to my grocer one day and
he suggested that l give" Postum a
trial.- - "1. . " :: :
- "Next day it came, but the cook
made the mistake ofQ- bofljng it
sufficiently, and wi ' '"dfd not; lik'e it.
much. This was, however soon rem
edied, and now: we Hke It so ' much
that we will never change back. Pos-.
Jtum,. being a food beverage Instead of
a drue. bas been the means of curing
mv stomach troable. I verily .believe.
tor I am a well man to-day and have I
usea no otner reoaeujf. r
- "My .workrasf chief bookkeeper In
our Co.'s branc! ,house here is ol a
very confining lature.. During my
coftee-Wliinking ays I was subject to
mcTOTJTOe8s; aadj;tbe blues; in aiadl-u
, " ,s spells... These. have
left me slni-Jg,, using postum,
and I Can congjntlonsly recommend
It to those whose. wrk confines them
to long hour Qt severe mental exer-
tion..-.. V' , -.''",-!
"There's a Reason,", t.;- 'i. .
Look in phgg. for-the little book,
The Road to WeilvMe.' - vr j
' Kver read tbe above letter? " A new
'one appear from time to time. Tbe)
are genuine, true, and full of human
A ? ; School'lnJapan..
. Miss ', TsudaV English school for
girls in Tokio is said to' be doing a
pioneer work of much -importance in
Japan. She is really laying tne ioun
dation for higher education among
Japanese women. . The , enrollment
for several years-has been about 150
pupils, 1 all of whom remain In the
school for; from three to five years.
New York Press.
rs" -."!'.' . n.p.' ?' '' - j '''f v
Make Home Happy.,
tMake the home life as happy as
you can for the children. Many a
boy goes astray, not through lack of
care and training, but because home
life is not made as happy as it might
be.r Children, while they are young
and impressionable,, should be -surrounded
with happiness It is as es
sential to their well being as sunshine
is to flowers. If, as they grow up,
they -find .that happiness is not to be
had at home, they soon learn to look
tor It elsewhere. Indianapolis News.
- Bear Our Sorrows.
- By preference we would bear' all
our sorrows alone, fight" out all the
hardest fights of heart and soul where
no one can pity us, or,' with any well
meant attempt at healing, poke their
fingers into our sorest "place; like
Jacob, we would wrestle with God in
the darkness and solitude of our own
chamber. But when 'we are happy it
is different; something must be want
ing unless there is one near to us who
understands and is happy, too. Wom
en's Life. " '
"White Violets as Bride's Flowers.
It is a pretty idea for a bride to
use her name flower in her wedding
boquet. Lady Violet Brabazon has
decided. to do this when she is mar
ried next Wednesday to "Lord Grims
ton at St. George's, Hanover Square.
Lady Violet will have a boquet of
white violets and the two unmarried
sisters of her fiance who will act as
'bridesmaids,' the - Ladies S?bil and
Vera Grimston, will carry big bunches
of parma violets. : The flower in col
ored enamel will be represented in
the bridegroom's jewel gifts to the
bridesmaids. -London Globe. -
, . :' Petition the Durca. .
' The Jewish womcm of Russia have
presented their first petition to the
Duma" T; In this petition they beg that
legislation.be enacted to prevent hus
bands f roni sending their wives a bill
of divorce by messenger. ,'Xs'thipgs
are now a' Hebrew -husband t can-divorce
his wife, with the consent of the
rabbi, by giving her a bill of divorce
ment. 'If the wife does not wish-to
be divorced she canrefuse to take the
.paper, aiyl it does not become .valid
without her ' acceptance. When the
bill is sent by a messenger the wife,
not knowing what the paper is, has
no means or protecting herself. -New
York Sun.f .v -.. :; .t." -
. Sash Worn With Bracelets. .
V "'AllilwCiaflsV-'aetfifiiy . about
woma's'.clothes speedlly'becomes the
fashion. - The woman who first wore
the shawl in Italy soon startled Rome
by her grace. She had not even been
known as pretty before that,- but ever
afterward she was the Soman beauty.
The shaw; received another hanging,
a fringe, which swayed and trembled
with every , movement ot the figure.
Theii ; came the gracefully hanging
skirts, and now the newest thing is to
have; a sash drawn rom the y waist
through bracelets of gold worn above
the elbows. The sash, which hangs
down to the edge. o( the skirt,, gives
an "unusually graceful effect. ' As the
sash is not loose, but attached to the
dress at the waist, it is no trouble to
the wearer,"' but is an - everlasting
temptation to be kapt moving. New
Circlets For. Ankles. . , ,
' The diamond garter, has been a fad
for maajr years, but recently Berlin
women have decided the garter is not
worth the trouble and expense, now
that theC sheath gowns have gone out
ofyogu&i To have; lare diamond
earrings were all very well, and rings
on daintyf tfandwjll.tala,rbeln"
iasmon, out wnat more "coum tne zaa
tidlous woman ask than a sparkling
band of diamonds around her . ankle?
First one 'of the' women In the Kais
er's court started " It.' " "Others were
willing to emulate her, and now when
there Is a dance the circlet of gems on
the ankle inevitably calls attention to
a . small foot .and a shapely ankle.
But the ione fdrawback to leseprna
ments is' tbat -sometimes they become
loose and are lost. But the plain, gold
band is used to take the place of the
be jeweled circlet, and women , risk
weirinrgi those in, the streets.
Tors. Press.- ,x- -
V Arei Women Bad Tempered?
.When it -comes vt6' a ; question of
hobbies and . pursuits are wives ever
as indulgent as their husbands? A
man is. usually far more lenient to
his wjtfes, tastes. Hhan jsfie is to his.
He may . not be able to understand
her fondness Itor Mrs, Smith's com-
rjany. but. heu .endures it without j a
TAurmur; He may not appreciate ner
espousal of the . suffragette's cause,
but he allows her to "gang her ain
rairw'' without xpostuldtipn. - With
ner other fancies anddeas it is the
same; If they '"please her", and' don't
hutt him' he is content .v
A woman, however,, will, lose no
time ia informing her husband that
she can't endure Brown, and he really
must not , go fishing with him any
more. Of if bicycling happens to be
his Innocent recreation she will never
rest until she hasgot shim to take up
tenni?; a form of sport ' which may
appeal to her personally, but in which
he has no sort of interest, says Wo
man s Life. " A man shows far mo
good-siature In-', respect -of. his . wUe's.
. : w "i - ,
liberty and; leisure. ;i;l;ong, before . she
had ceased . grumbling' at, the ' untidi
ness of his particular den, at the pres
ence of pipes " and;, the absence of
matches in every room in the 'house,
be has patiently and, good humoredly
recognized . the .fact that. it takes at
least " five . hatpins ?Jahd twenty-five
minutes to adjust the hat of the peri'
od. at the. fashionable wangle. A. '
: ; v A Woman's Time to Dress.
'A correctly gowned woman can
not dress herself in" less than one
hour and a half."
: Mme. Marguerite Sylva, the prima
donna, thus sets the feminine sarto
rial time with finality. ;
A. well groomed woman allows:
Fifteen minutes for a bath. ;
Teh' minutes to adjust corsets and
underwear. . , i
. Fifteen minutes to go over the face
with light massage and powder.
f Fifteeh minutes at least to arrange
the hair. ,'. '
Ten minutes to adjust the hat.
Twenty-five minutes, being all that
Is left, in which to arrange the outer
costume. . -
"Of course;, said Mine;; Sylva,
"these are the necessities of a wom
an's toilet. She must allow, at least,
every other morning:, "
"Thirty minutes for'" a manicure.
"Forty-five minutes for waving the
hair. x ""' .;'. ,s
"An hour for a thorough massage.
! "For myself, I am never late How
ever, I am afraid that the time I con
sider necessary for dressing would
cause thelearned Chicago judge to
bless a fate that never had led him
to my drawing room to cool - his
The Chicago judge to whom Mme.
Sylva referred is Judge Crowe, who,
in connection with a fine he imposed
upon the chauffeur of Mrs. George
W, Lederer, exclaimed ;
"A woman has no regard for time;
she will take, half an hour to adjust
three hairpins. . - Women take too
much time in dressing and primping.
They have no Idea of the inconve
niences it causes their husbands,
friends and admirers."
; "Certainly there is one thing .that
no man can understand," said Mme.
Sylva, "'and I doubt if I can explain
it.- The less a woman puts on the
longer it takes her to do It. Never
have women worn fewer clothes than
with the present fashions, and never
has it taken them longer to dress..
"But; after all, the question sim
mers down to this," concluded Mine.
Sylva",' "would a man prefer to wait
for an attractive, woman, .or to have
an unattractive, woman, waiting.. for
him? 4 Whatever is worth , having is
worth waiting, for?." NewYorkTeli
egram to the Kansas City Star. . ' ,
Moyen age coats will
children. ' " . " " . "
Whole coats are made of the tail
less ermine. ' . , ,
"".Purple silk stockings are one of the
season's novelties. . .
Much of the trimming of the hat
now goes at the back.
Net forms the foundations of near
ly all the new trimmings.
The so-called Egyptian ribbons that
look like temple columns, trim many
of the handsomest turbans.
Bunches of . short plumes are being
used "more than the single long ones
so much in vogue last season.
A toque of chamois-colored velvet
trimmed with black wings, is decided
ly smart; and unusual as well.
. Net boleros, in white - and black,
elaborately embroidered, are most
serviceable as a toilet accessory.
It is a veiled season, and thesa
short lenghts of veils are an Import
ant accessory to the modern outfit.
Plain meshes are always acceptable
and every woman should number on
or two of-this variety in her outfit.
- Two new names that go with, tone
thai are charmingly soft and becom
ing are bat gray and Beauvais blue.
, Net boleros, la white and black,
elaborately "embroidered, are. most
serviceable as a toilette accessory. "
v The' flower; of fashion this season
Is the Bermuda lily. It is in white or
pink and is grown small or large. "
Moire waists of the- Gibson style
are holding their favor. They have
silk buttons covered with the silk. .
, In the monthly expenditure of the
average . well-dresed woman , 'th
money for veilings win be no small J
ltm. ' s i
, A mixture of silver and gold in
trimjnfjLs bands or garniture is no
mor.'lavpred' than gold or. silver
alone." -' :--A .
The pleated" walking skirt is a de
servedly popular model, and a most
practical one, and It has now many
devotees. ' , V '
' Marabout or malines, -massed about
the huge wings on the large cavalier
hats is a distinctive note of the fall
millinery. e;" :. ' '
Hair bands- cf all -hinds prevail,
some single , and .of considerable
width, ahdsdme double,-like the
Greek fillet-c t'-r- --v
- - i.- .x; .
-Made veils 'decorated with ornate
designs,' are more -expensive, but ..the
finished style' of these cannot be sup
plied by othar veils, v f -
Self-tcned ,veils in colors to match
the 'costume are 'much worn, and of
course" black and white meshes are
always in good taste. ( . ! p.-
A handsome . scarf has the - Persian
pattern outlined in gilt; Few oppor
tunities for displaying silver or gilt
are lost la these daya. ..
' "IV .
be worn by
. j Eggtiting.
Said a man, "Now there's no use denying
That yon hen ia a creature most trying;
She will cackle tnd veil
So that I cannot tell
Whether she's laying or lying!'
' Sweet Child!
"Did you dream sweetly last night,
"Yes, aunty, about the candy you
promised to bring but didn't."-r-Meg.
j-. ' : Tho Brute!
"What was the trouble with them
incompatibility of temper?"
x "Yes; he never would get 'angry
when she was. "Answers. ;
At the Present Prices. ;
. Scott "I seel that an actress in
Rostand's 'Chanticleer' objects to lay
ing an egg on the stage."
Mott- "Heavens! When she might
sell It and retire." Boston Telegram
Give Him, Time. V
"How fast do you run your ajrto?"
"Eight miles an 'hour. She'll go
faster, but I am no speed fiend.'; :
"How long have you-had her?"
f,Two days." Washington Herald
'- Mrs. Camptown "Tell your cap
tain I'd like the pleasure of his com
pany to a dance next Friday evening."
Corporal Ginnis "Oi will, ma'am;
but Oi'm afraid some of the company
tan't dance!" Punch. V '
The One Occasion.
"Do you ever find it desirable to op
pose your wife.?"
"Yes," answered Mr. Meekton. "I
always feel less likely to annoy Hen
rietta if I can avoid being her partner
in a bridge game. "Washington Star
""What's a ruling passion, pop?"
"Your mother's." - New ' v York
Evening Telegram. r
' Didn't Propose. ' '
"Could you be contented with love
In a cottage?" timidiy inquired the
poor young man.
, "Oh, yes," answered the girl with
large Ideas. 'What we saved on the
size of the house we could put into
the automobile." Washington Her
Careless Aunty. "
Mistress "Did you have company
last night, Mary?" 1
. Mary "Only , ray Aunt Maria,
Mistress "When you see her
again will you tell her that she left
her tobacco pouch on the piano?"
Taking. No Chances.
"Yes, admitted the old bachelor,
"there, was a woman I once thought
a great deal of, but I was afraid to
askher hand in marriage." .
"Afraid she'd say, 'No? " queried
the young widow.
; On the contrary," answered the o.
b., "I was afraid she'd say, 'Yes.'-"
Gunner "What photograph is that
you are placing in your desk?"
Guyer ? Why. it's the picture of a
mantrap I took last summer."
L- Gunner "Indeed! Some tiger lair
in the tropics,. eh?"
Guyer -"Oh, no. It's a snapshot
of a girls' bachelor club on a picnic
x -. Not the Same at All. ;
Herbert "Xolly Dearest, you ' are
the very only woman I "ever really
and truly loved."
- Dolly Dearest--" You said that very
same thing to Hilda Highfly only last
week. She told me so herself."-
Herbert "True; but that was only
a dress rehearsal. This is the first
performance!" Sketch. ' .'
v Can You Beat It?
She "I "don't see why you -should
hesitate to - marry . on f3 00 0 . ye.ar.
Papa says- my gowns never cost mor -than
that."'- ; " ' ; '
He "But, my dear, we must have
something to eat." -
She (petulantly) "Isn't that just
like a man always thinking of his
stomach ?"-Bost6n Transcript. '
. A Noble Woman.
Guardian--" Ydu say you are going
to marry ;a 'man ; in order to reform
him. That Is very noble "of you. May
I ask who'it is?" ' '
Ward "It's Mr. dofbyrd."; ; ' ;
Guardian "Indeed? I wasn't
aware that, he had any bad habits. "
" Ward "Yes. His friends say that
he . Is ' becoming quite miserly."
. " One on the Milkman.
i "Well,".! declare," Vexclaimed the
milkman, facetiously." . "A - little fly
has fallen into the milk can and seems
to be calling to his mate on the edge
of the can. Wonder what he is say
ing,', anyhow?" '.. . ; ',; '
"Don't know, 1 am sure," laughed
the housewife, "but perhaps he is say
ing, C6me on in, the water's fine.'
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THE MORGANlZAflOM OF THE UNITED STATES
There ia Now a One-Man Power Which, Embracing Banking and Trust,
v " Insurance, Industrial and Transportation Companies, Controls
s or Influences Capital Amounting to More. Than
Six Thousand Millions of Dollars.
New York City. While the Amer
ican public has been surfeited with
the recitals of the muckrakers, and
stories of fraud, chicanery,, corrup
tion, outrage and oppression have
followed each other in such bewilder
ing succession that the ordinary cit
izen can hardly keep abreast of the
headlines describing them, much less
become acquainted with the multitude
of details, there is one process, started
years ago, which has never halted,
and which steadily and relentlessly
keeps it3 course, utterly regardless of,
:-nd unaffected by, the narratives of
fraud and corruption that ostensibly
form the important news of the day.
It is the Morganization of the United
States. A list of the present holdings
of the Morgan group would make all
former lists look pitiable and trifling
In comparison. . The one billion dol
lars of wealth controlled by it, which
used to be spoken of as if the
amount were so stupendous that it
could, h&rdly be grasped ' by the
human mind, has grown to the still
more Incomprehensible figure of ten
The process of ' wiping the small
capitalist . off the financial slate
through the superiority of the Trust
form of organization, has of course j
never haJted, but in addition to this,
we have seemingly arrived at the
point where the large capitalist the
erstwhile master of from ten to fifty
or one hundred million dollars is be
ing absorbed: or eliminated with ap
parently as; much ease-as -his smaller
brethren. This is the day . when the
large capitalist is called upon to stand
and deliver.. ' i' '
Hardly had the late E.' H. Harri
man been buried when the fact was
made public that the control of hi3
vast railroad properties had passed
into the hands of the Morgan - in
terests. - . .- ,
. The results of the panic notably en
riched this financial group. Coal and
iron companies, railroads and indusr
trial plants by the dozen were irre
sistibly drawn In their direction.
Little more .than three years ago,
Charles W. Morse had consolidated a
coastwise steamship trust, an ice
trust, and established a chain of
banks. Morse has disappeared from
the financial world disappeared into
a Federal jail, where he Is now known
merely as "No. 2814" and his hold
ings, have gravitated In the same gen
eral direction. Pending the confirma
tion of his sentence he wa3 permitted
to leave the prison .for the purpose f
securing seven, or eight millions , of
collectable assets, which he duly
turned over, tcr the creditors and was
then thrust into jail again.
Heinze, the estwhile copper king,
has been eliminated. ' His holdings,
accredited at about the same as that
ot Morse sixty - millions have dis
appeared, and in all probability have
taken the same course.
John R.- Walsh,., banker," railroad
promoter, mine owner and general
all-round financial crook, has gone
the same-route as Morse. A search
for jthe heirs of his financial ' power
would-' disclose the trail running in
the same general direction.
In a, little more than a week. after
the. municipal elections in. New York
City, came the news that the financial
control 04 the enormous assets of the
Equitable Life Assurance Company
had passed from -Thomas F. Ryan to
J. Pierpont . Morgan. - - v
And this is hut the beginning of the
passing of Ryan as an active financial
power in the economic life of the
country. Signs are not wanting that
his grip on the existing traction prop
erties of New Y$rk City is being loos
ened, and the ever ready hand of the
Morgan group, is waiting to act as
'receiver.- . . ; .. . ' -
Just as Mr. Ryan compelled August
Belmont to stand and deliver' several
years ago,- so how is Ryan himself
Narrow Gauge Line Will Be
V Built to the Garden of Eden.
Constantlhdple. A narrow gauge
railway Is to be constructed tp the
site of the Garden of Eden, which. Sir
William Willcocks, British advissr to
the - - Turkish Ministry of Public
Works, thinks he has . located. Ac
cording to Sir William's measure
ments the homestead of Adam . and
Eve was situated in the Harilah dis
trict, about 250 kilometers north of
Bagdad. The spot is an oasis situated
in the centre of a vast desolate plain.
i traversed by the Euphrates. '
s '. The Field of Sports.-
- ITing Bd.wrd'g stable of race
horses earned $100,720 for him last
year. ,. ;"
The Annapolis gymnastic team
scored a victory over Yale by a score
Of 31 to 1. --7'r "
. Neal Ball, the only major league
player who ever 'made a triple play
unassisted, is said to be slated for a
minor league berth. .
James Co ff roth has 'cabled to an
agent that he has virtually matched
Jem Driscoll and Abe Attell to fight
for the featherweight championship J
Mil l . - - -
by Macauley, in the New York World.
confronted with his future devourer,
the Insatiable Morgan. .
In the face of these impressive ex
amples of the ruthlessnes of one-man
power there has grown 'of late even
a greater personal dominion of the
financial world. By purchase, by com
bination and by community of inter
est there is now a J. P. Morgan power
which, embracing banking and trust,
insurance, industrial, and transporta
tion companies, controls or influences
capital amounting to more than six
thousand millions of dollars. It is not
necessary to say that this power is
abused to maintain the assertion that
its exercise is altogether rtoo great a
responsibility for any individual, no
matter how good or how able.- Con
servatively estimated, with no account
of corporations in which this one man
Is only moderately or sympathetically
interested and with no reference to
the four -Morgan banking houses of
New York, London, Paris and Phila
delphia, the principal Mbrganized or
partly Morganized institutions to date
are as follows: .
"life Insurance Companies.
"""'" ' Vsscts
Equitable Life Assurance So'y. .$462,000,000
N. Y. JLife Insurance Company. 557,000,000
' . . ?1..0190p0j0000
Banks and Trust 1 Companies.
First National Barik.". .". ; . ... .
National Bank of Commerce..
Mercantile Trust Company.,..
Equitable. Trust Company. . w
Gttaraiity Trust Company.'.
Astor Trmt Company. .
Banker Trust Company.. ...
Chase National Bank. .-, . ,
Mechanics' National Bank. . .
National Copper Bank .
Liberty National Bank......
Fifth Avenue Trust Company.
Standard Trust Company
' v " " ,; $917,625,000
U. g. Steel Corp... $863,809,000 $593,231,000
rurian Copper ,
Mines.... 25,000,000 .
United Dry Goods .
Company ;.. . 51,000,000 .-
vester Company.. 120,000,000
.. ., . 1,061,809,000
' ' ' $1,658,040,000
Railroad and Transportation Com
Southern Rail way..$179,900,000
cantile Marine...' 120,000,000
Northern Pacific . . 247905.000
Great Northern. . . 275,129,000
Reading Co 140,'H.000
Cen. R. R. of N. J. 27,43 000
Lehigh Val. R. R... 40,441,003
N; Y., N. H. & H.. 100,000,000
Boston & Maine... 31.394.000
Hocking Val. Ry.. 26,000,000
Chi.. G. W. R. R.. 57,015,000
N. Y.;0. &W.R.R. 58,113,000
Hud. & Man. R. R. 50,000,000
: $133,333,000 $1,14310,000
, ' 1,353,333,000
Anglo-American Nitrate Syndi
cate in Chile.. $12,500,000
North American Company 29,779,000
r '" ' ' - $42,279,000
Ratflroads; etc.l. ........$2,49643,000
Banks., etc ........... 917,625,000
Life insurance companies 1,019,000,000
Miscellaneous companies... .. 4279,000
Grand total.. ............. $8,133,487,000
A Money Trust is likely not only to
make common cause with- all -other
trusts but it may be tempted to-aub-jugate"
business and Industry In many
branches, says the New Yorls World in
Many Thonsand Children Said
to Lack - Food in Chicago.
Chicago. The statement that five
thousand .Chicago- children go to
school hungry each day and that ten
thousand more are not properly nour
ished was verified by Assistant Su
perintendent John D. Schoop, of the
Public School System.
"I am certain the figures are not
overdrawn," said Mr. Shoop. "I
know from personal observation that
many children do not make progress
In school because' they do not receive
good; nourishing . food. "
About Noted People.
Leopold Ferdinand, the new King!
01 tne Belgians, is in nis nrtieth year. I
Jackson Smith: formerlv n mamh..
m r w ui&uiur
ll PooalconnnI,!8ic,n- ed
5' Secretary of
.tJL 0iSrr tt Mervation
lumber king, i. a German and cam?
to this country in 1852 . f
Sir Johnny-Dunn, who for yearr?
was head of the Wall Street rtVfZ?If
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