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Tuesday, December 20, 1904.
12 PROGRESSIVE FARMER AND COTTON PLANT. GENERAL NEWS The Lesser Events of Last Week. New movements for reform are re ported in different quarters of Rus sia. Willett M. Hays was nominated for Assistant Secretary of Agricul ture. Eugene F. Ware relinquished his duties as Commissioner of Pen sions. The" Japanese continue to bom bard the warships in Port Arthur harbor. The cold and stormy weather caused a number of deaths from freezing. Fifty persons were injured by the St. Petersburg police in suppressing an anti-Government riot. The Japanese cruiser Saiyen struck a mine and sunk November 29 while bombarding Port Arthur. Virginia members of Congress will make a contest for an appro priation for the Jamestown Exposition. A meeting of cotton ginners is to be hold in Dallas, Tex., December 19, to organize a national ginners' asso ciation. Dr. R. S. Woodward, of New York, will succeed Dr. D. C. Gilman as president of the Carnegie Insti tution. Chairman O. W. Stewart, of the Prohibition National Committee, made a bitter attack on John G. Woolley. The entire junior class at the Vir ginia Polytechnic Institute resigned because of the dismissal of one of its members. Roosevelt's popular plurality for President over Judge Parker is esti mated by the New York Times as 2,r4G,lG0. The faculty has practically ex pelled the 125 members of the junior class at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute. It is believed that Marshal Oya ma will get hoary reinforcements and advance soon against General Kuropatkin. It is believed that the second peace conference at The Hague will N not be held until after the close of the Russo-Japanese war. Georgia saw mill men report great improvement in demand for lumber and have raised the price for coast wise stock for 1905 one dollar per thousand feet. Dr. Hunter, the boll weevil expert of the United States Department of Agriculture, was among those who addressed the cotton convention at Shreveport, La., and said the pest has caused a damage of $80,000,000. Frank H. Cunningham, president of the National Association of Ru ral Carriers, and James C. Keller, head of the National Association of Letter Carriers, have been re moved from the Government service for lobbying in behalf of the carriers. What Congress Did Last Week. The Senate agrees to the House resolution providing for holiday from December 21 to January 4. The committee on elections are again considering charges against Senator Smoot, the Mormon Elder. Representative Sherman, of New York, has introduced in the House a bill identical with that introduced by Senator Pltat in the Senate, re ducing the representation of South ern States in Congress. President Roosevelt is determined to have legislation giving the Inter state Commerce Commission the right to fix railroad rates. Secretary of Agriculture Wilson has asked the House for $225,000 with which to fight cotton plant in sects and diseases. Senator Latimer, of South Caro lina, has abandoned hope of the pas sage of his good roads bill this ses sion. The President has decided defi nitely not to call an extra session of Congress to meet immediately after the close of the present session. re N. MA No. 19, Iron A. Wheel Plow and Cultivator. Japanese torpedo boats attacked the Russian battleship Sevastopal and other vessels at Port Arthur; the battleship is reported badly dam aged; one torpedo boat missing. Sasoneff, the murderer of Interior Minister Von Plehwe, was sentenced in St. Petersburg to penal servitude for life and Sikorifsky, his accom plice, to 20 years penal servitude. Russian officials say they are en tirely satisfied with the military sit uation in Manchuria; by February Gen. Kuropatkin will have about half a million troops near Mukden. Bids were opened for the construc tion of the battleship New Hamp shire and armored cruisers North Carolina and Montana, at Newport News, the figures being unusually low. A picked squadron of 40 or 50 men from the Rough Rider regi ment, of which President Roosevelt was colonel during the war with Spain, will constitute a guard of honor at the President's inaugura tion. Twenty-three men were arrested in Baltimore last week on a charge of burglary. They are believed to be the gang that has been robbing postoffices and banks in Maryland, North and South Carolina, Virginia and other States. Mrs. Chadwick was greeted upon her arrival at Cleveland, Ohio, by a howling mob, who hooted and jeered at her as she was taken into the county jail; there are now seven in dictments against her in the Federal Court and it is impossible for her to give the bail required. Aaron P. 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