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Week's cleverest Congress Will Make the Ceremonies Attending the Inauguration of Presi dent Taft and Vice-President Sher man Solemn and Dignified. Washington, D. C. The Joint com mittee ot the two houses of Congress purpose to make the ceremonies at tending the actunl inauguration of President Taft and Vice-President Sherman a3 solemn and dignified as befits so important an event. Joy and music and the spirit of festivity nill mark the inaugural parade, and the sesnes along the streets will be as brilliant as ever, but in the Capitol and on the Inaugural stand erected on Its east front solemnity and dignity will dominate. The details are al ready perfected, and every official, every employe understands the part be is to play. The Senate will complete the work of the last session of the Sixtieth Congrsss about 10.30 a. m. on March 4, and will then take a recess so that the scenery may be set for the im portant act In the great drama of the Kepublic so soon to take place. Shortly before noon the Vice-President will call the Senate to order. The Secretary of the Senate will an nounce the arrival of the Speaker and the House of Representatives, and they will file into the Senate Cham ber and take the places assigned to them. Next In order will come the Supreme Court of the United States, headed by Chief Justice Fuller, and then the ambassadors and ministers plenipotentiary of the foreign nations. Following the heads of the diplomatic corps will come the heads of the ex ecutive departments, who will take their places immediately back of the seats assigned to the chief figures In the drama. Following the Cabinet the Vice-President-elect will be formally an nounced, and will enter, accompanied by his escort, Senator Frye, president pro tempore of the Senate, and Rep resentative Young. "The President elect" will be the next announcement, and William H. Taft, accompanied by Senators Knox and Lodge, will enter, and, finally, the President of the United States will enter alone. At each announcement the entire assem blage will rise and remain standing until the person so announced is seated. ' When all the dignitaries have ar rived, the Vice-President will deliver his valedictory and will then call to the rostrum James S. Sherman, to whom he will administer the oath of the Vice-President of the United States, after which he will declare the Senate adjourned without day. Hav ing been sworn, Mr. Shermau will as cend the roBtrum, and, taking the gavel, will call the Senate to order lor the new session, and will ask that new members of the Senate come forward and take the oath of office. Presumably there will be sixteen new SHOOTING FROM A SOUNDLESS, SMOKELESS GUN Hiram Maxim Shows the Noise Killer at Work It Fits on the Muzzle ot Any Cun and Breaks Down the Vibrations From the Explosion, Until the Ear No Longer Recognizes Them as Noise. " Kew York City. Patents having been- obtained on It in twenty-four countries, Hiram Percy Maxim gave a demonstration and explanation of Ills silencing device for rifles before a large number of representatives of newspapers and scientific publica tions. By the use of a sandbox tar pet the inventor made a series of ex periments by firing a variety of rifles, ranging In power from a .22 calibre up to the newpringfield .30 calibre military rlflfi. They were fired both with and without the "silencer," and the spectators or perhaps It might lie better to say auditors marvelled t the effeot of the little device. It Is said scientific tests show that nine ty per cent, ot the noise of explosion is eliminated. cartoon, from the Atlanta Constitution, " faces in the Senate. Each new Sena tor, accompanied by his colleague, will step forward and take the oath. This done, the entire assemblage will proceed to the inaugural stand. The sergeants-at-arms of the Sen ate and the House will lead the state ly procession. This Is an innovation, as heretofore It has been led by the marshals of the Supreme Court and of the District of Columbia. Those present in the Senate Chamber will fall Into line in the same order in which they entered the Senate, and the entire company will march to the inaugural stand. The troops gathered in front of the stand will present arms as the Pres ident and the President-elect appear at the main door of the Capitol, and when they have arrived at the front of the stand Chief Justice Fuller will step forward and administer to Mr, Taft the oath of office following which the new President will deliver his Inaugural address, which Is un derstood to be unusually brief. From the stand the President will descend a flight of steps to bis carriage and drive Immediately to the White House, where he may snatch a brief luncheon before taking his place In the reviewing stand erected in front of the White House grounds, from which he will view the great parade in his honor. The Vice-President and the mem bers of the Senate will return from the Inaugural stand to the 3enate Chamber, where certain brief routine business will be transacted and ad journment taken. - Ex-President Roosevelt,. on leaving the Inaugural stand, will enter hia carriage from another entrance to the Capitol, and, escorted by the New York Republican County Committee, will drive Immediately to the Union Station, whence he will start for New York, accompanied by the members of his family. There will be a slight change this year In the order of the progress of the President, the President-elect and the Vice-President and the Vice-President-elect to the Capitol. In view of the close relations ot Senator Lodge to the President he will ride in the carriage with the President and the President-elect, bb will also Senator Knox, who as chairman of the Committee on Arrangements Is the personal escort of the Executive. The Vice-President will have as escort Senator Bacon and Representatives Burke and Gaines, while the Vice-President-elect will be accompanied by Senator Frye, the president pro tempore of the Senate, and Repre sentative Young. Heretofore only. one Senator has accompanied the two chief figures In the ceremonies. The tests were made in the offices of Redding, Greeley & Austin, coun sel for Mr. Maxim, on the eighth floor of the Potter Building, in Park row, and It was cause for wonder among those present that the noise made by the explosion ot the rifles without the "silencer" did not arouse the other tenants In the building. The "silencer" is a metal tube about seven inehes long and an inch and a quarter In diameter, which can be fastened quickly to the end of a rifle barrel which has been provided with a thread for that purpose. It is declared, that the velocity of the bullet is not lessened In the least degree, as the gases have done all their work on the projectile before they roach the "silencer." The Ejcccptionat Equipment of the California Fig Syrup Co. and ths scientific attainments of its chemists have rendered possible the production of Syrup of Tigs and Elixir of Senna, in all of its excellence, by obtaining ths purs medic inal principles of plants known to act most beneficially and combining them most skillfully, in the right proportions, with its wholesome and refreshing Syrup of California Figs. As there is only one genuine Syrup of Figs and Elixir of Senna and ai the gen uine is manufactured by an original method known to the California Fig Syrup Co. only, it is always necessary to buy the genuine to get its beneficial effects. A knowledge of the above facts enables one to decline imitations or to return them if, upon viewing the package, the full name of the Cal ifornia Fig Syrup Co. is not found printed on the front thereof Regret is the first step to salvation. Tho Farmer Discovers the 'Phone. It is becoming apparent to the farmer that the telephone Is not an expense as he has hitherto believed, but a saving, perhaps of a life in 111 ness, perhaps of help when flood or fire comes or something else. The great benefits of a telephone to a farming community can hardly be exaggerated. . . It Is one of the greatest time sav ers ever Invented. Modern business methods would become antique without its use. It enlivens social Intercourse and makes neighbors of and cements friendship between families living miles apart. A farmer with a 'phone does not have to go to the nearest market to find the price of various agricultural products. Neither Is it necessary for him to blindly send bis products to market only to find prices at a low level. To the farmer's wife the 'phone Is a frlond that does not fall. The in convenience of marketing and shop ping is done away with. To her It is an all-round necessity as well as an Id to Boclal enllvenment. BIG CRIDCE OF CONCRETE. Designs for Hutlasn Memorial Struc ture Prove Interesting. Designs for the Hudson Memorial Bridge how that it is more Interest ing from on engineering standpoint than any other part of the great bridge structures of Now York city. It will serve not only as a connect ing link between New York and Spuy- ten Duyvtl, bat also will commemo rate the dtsoevery of the Hudson River by Hendrlok; Hudson three hun dred years ago. The bridge and the approaches will be about fifteen hundred feet long with four emi-elreular arches of 108 (sot span on the Gpuyten Duyril side, and tCtreo ou the- New York with an enormous arch of seven hundred feet between t'icm. The remarka'ole fea ture Is that the bridge will be of re inforced concrete, exceeding In mag nitude many ttmea any arched bridge ever built of stone, brick or concrete. The crown of the main arch will be 185 feet above Spuyten Duyvll Creek, or 66 feet higher than the floor of the Brooklyn Bridge above the East River. . A BRIGHT REMARK. "I believe I'll go In for ocean baths Tbey are said to be very beneficial in December." "And you're not apt to find anyone else using the ocean, either. Loul ville Courier-Journal. . GOOD CHANGE Coffee to Post am. The large army of persons who have found relief from many chronio ailments by changing from coffee to Postum as a dally beverage, is grow ing each day. It is only a simple question of try ing It for oneself in order to know the Joy of returning health as realitod by an Ills, young lady. She writes: VI had been a coffee drinker nearly all my life and it affected my stomach -caused Insomnia, and I was seldom without a headache. I lhad beard about Postum" and how beneficial it was, so concluded to quit coffee and try It. "I was delighted with the change. I can now sleep wall and seldom ever have headache. My stomach has got ten strong, and I can eat without suf fering afterwards. I think my whole system greatly benefited by Postum. "My brother also . suffered': from stomach trouble while be drank cof fee, but sow, since using Postum he feels so much better he would not go back to coffee for anything." Name given by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. Read, "The Iload to Well ville," in pkgs. "There's a Rea son." Ever reed the above letter? A new one appears from time to time. They are genome, true, and full of human Interest. r- TUB SACRED GOOSE. Figures of Fowl Indispensable at Chinese Wedding. Flights of wild geese are reported from the Eastern counties In number beyond all precedent, a result of sud den chill lately, and their appetite after the Journey Is so keen that some of the best grazing marshes are threatened with ruin; nevertheless we learn many farmers decline to kill birds which they think "almost sacred." It was J. 0. Frazer, of the Golden Bough, who suggested that the rev erence felt for various creatures In various parts of the world is a sur vival of totemlsm. Plenty of evi dence has accumulated since then. Caesar mentions, as schoolboys recol lect, that the inhabitants of Britain might not eat the hare, the cock and the goose. In the second case the superstition is quite lost probably, but legendary records keep the mem ory of it In Ireland. But of the other examples enough can be found even at the present day. There Is a "Goose Fair" at Great Crosby, In Lancashire, so called apparently be cause goose is religiously forbidden. It Is even asserted broadly that the Inhabitants think the goose "too sacred" to cat or did not so long ago. The lame feeling ruled In the Hebrides and other parts of Scotland. No one believes at the present day that the Capitol was saved by geese or any other means, but if the story Is not true it becomes all the more sig nificant In the folklorlst's point of view, as showing that the bird was specially reverenced in the primitive age of Rome. The Crusaders under Walter the Penniless, 400,000 soule, as we are assured, piously followed a goose and a goat, marching in the van, and a terrible mess these holy animals led them into. In Egypt the goose was the emblem of Seb, father to Osiris; a precious figure of It is extant, inscribed: "The good Goose greatly beloved." It was the national flag of Burma and of Kandy, Ceylon. Wherever Buddhism rules the goose Is vener ated. Therefore it is a leading motif In the art of Japan, and a symbol of peace and happiness in China. Fig ures ot geese arc as indispensable at a Chinese wedding as Is bride cake with us. In both countries, as also in Bur ma and Slam, weights are made in the Bhape of a goose as a token of good faith, though the connection Is not obvious; but in ancient Egypt the same custom ruled, and Layard found goose weights among his first discoveries at Nineveh. A row of gigantic geese surrounds the great Buddhist temple of Anajapoora. The devout cherish a fond fancy that all geese perform an aerial pilgrimage to the holiest ot lakes In the Hima layas every year, transporting the sins of the neighborhood; returning with a new Btock of inspiration tor the encouragement of local piety. Pall Mall Gazette. -J Andrew Lang's Experiment, '' Andrew Lang has tried the experi ment of making his mind as blank as possible, and of watching for any, words not thoughts, but words that floated into his consciousness. "These words," he relates, "I wrote down. The results were very laugh able. My own way ot writing is not Johnsonian. But the style of my un premeditated writings was full of long words. The first wordB, al most, that swam uncalled into my, ken, were 'Affability is the character, lstic of the dawdling persecutor.' A' longer 'message' began thus: 'Ob serving the downgrade tendency of the sympneumatlc currents, the pri mate remarked that he could no longer regard Kafoozelum as an aid to hortatory eloquence.' " A Hallway Mosque, On the Hedjaz railway in Arabia there Is to be operated a carriage fitted up as a mosque, where pilgrims will be able to perform their devo tions during the Journey to the sacred cities. Externally the praying car riage Is only distinguishable from the other carrages by a minaret Bix feet high. The interior is luxuriously fitted. The floor Is covered with the richest of Persian carpets, while around the sides are verses from the Koran appropriate to the pilgrimage and in letters of gold. A chart indi cates the direction ot Mecca at one end, and at the other are placed four vessels for holding water for the ritual ablutions. To Sacred to See. "The German. Kaiser has been get ting rough usage at the Reichstag's hands since his Morning Telegraph Interview, hasn't he?" said Mark Twain at a recent dinner. "Those German royalties deem themselves so sarced, too. Listen: "J was once traveling on ths Con tinent. A gorgeous flunky showed me through the royal palace of a tiny, principality. I asked if I could have a glimpse of tho ruler himself, and the lackey led me to a wall, " 'Place your ear to this wall,' ha said solemnly, 'and In ahsn Kkii .... hour you win hear his royal highness ftowiing,' scuttle Fost-lateiligen. k'-Tt . -...,.. A rtUSE. "Wnai lalB peculiar Key on ua jq. typewriter! i maw u on uj "Hist! Mr own Invention. Vrt ever you can't spell a word you prM, this key and it makes a blur."- ton Transcript An Extreme Case or Ectems Cured. Wlnton -Salem. JT. C, July 1 jm. Mr. J. T. Shnntrlna, Savannah, Qa. Dear Blr: Nothlns (Ivee m lreUt plemura then when I am elrtfnr .71 pram of Tetterlna. I eonelder tt b'ronl doubt one of tha belt akin preparation! ever offered tha eufrerlne; ones. Dome ten yeara o no mortal uu neve been In a worse etate from arum! than myeelr. I had tried every rtmti? blood purifier. aVIn aalva, yet I semM wome, nntll I was one maaa of Itrhlni sorei. I'e limply a bin-Sen. I Mulo ' sleep. Could do no work. Tha phviiclan. oeuld not help ma. I waa limply g. perate. Olancln over a newspaper I receive from a laoV In- Teaa who wrot. veu tellies; har condition and what T terlne had dona for her; har rase was M much Mate mine that I conehined that 1 would try It. Jeellna that If the ceuld receive o great a benefit It mlicht htla ma. .After two or three applications I ntiver aaw auch a ludden ehana i happy ta lay that I am wH arain. u, ease helns; o bud It too a tot of It i have raver known tt to fan to cure eren caae yet. I make a irecal otter to ant una rifferlns; with Tetter. Rtnrwonri and Knimt, etc., that If It It u,, rroperly and falls to cure, I win refund heir mmey. I hare yet to repay any one. Whenever I lee any one hare iuf. ferlnr from Tetter, Rlnrworm. etc. t prevail on them to get a box, itatlitf to them that If It falls, coma to me ana set thalr money back. I have had the pitu ure of curlnn many with It. Plneerely youra, P. H. Early Tetterlna eurtn Eciema, Tetter, Rlne Worm, Oroun Itoh. Itchlna Pliea. Ui. fant-'i Nora Head. TMmplea. Bolte, Koutk Pcaly Patehei on the Face, OI Itehlnt Snrei, Dandruff. Cankered flraip. Hun. torn, Cm-ne. Chllhlaltva and every fern e Skin PWaae. Tettarina le: TttrlM Poap tte. Tour druge-lat, or by mall, from the manufacturer, Tha Shnptrlna Co Savannah, Qa, '' In these latter days one cannot read a woman's character by the col or of her hair Tor nBABtACII E-Hlrka' CAPCDUI Whether from Colds, Beat, Stomach or Kerroui Trouble, Caiiudlne will reilereroo. It'i liauld-pleaan to take-aru imaiMI. atelr. Try It, 10c., 2Sc and 60c at urui iioiea. "Are you waiting for me. dear?" she said, coming downstairs at last, nxing ner nat. For Irritation of tho Throat, Coughi or Hoarseness, Brown's Bronchial Troches are exceedingly beneficial, la boxes 25 cents. Samples mailed fret, John I. Brown & Son, Boston, Mass. THE ONLY OSE. "Preachers usually marry young." "Yes; that's the only game ef chance a preacher Is permitted to play." Louisville Courier-Journal. Itch cured ta 80 minutes by Woolford'i REAL SARCASM. ( "I eaw a noted millionaire on I street car the other day." "So?" "And he paid his fare like any otfc er citizen." "Then the conductor, I take It, didn't have to wrest the nickel from him by main force)," responded ths man who doesn't care for bromides." AFTER FOURYEARS OFMISERY Cured by Lydia E. Pink ham's Vegetable Compound Baltimore, Md. " For four years my life was a misery to me. I suffered from irregulari ties, terrible drag ging sensations, extreme nervous ness, and that all gone feeling In my stomach. I bad given up hope of ever being well when I began to take Lydia E. Pink ham's Vegetable Compound. Then I felt as though nw life had been given me, and I am recommending it to all my friends." Mrs. W. S. Fono, 1938 Lansdowne St, lialtimore, Ma. The most successful remedy iu thiy country for the cure of all forms ot female complaints la Lydia E. Tina ham's Vegetable Compound. It has stood tho test of years and to-dav is more widely and successfully used than anyother female remedy. Ithascurea thousands of women who have been troubled with displacements, Inflam mation, ulceration, ubroid tumors, ir regularities, periodic, pains, backache, that beariug-down feeling, flatulency, Indigestion, and nervous prostration, after all other means had failed. If you are suffering from any of these ailments, don't give tip hope until yc-o have given Lydia E. l'inkham's Veg table Compound a trial. -v If you would li ke special advlct write to Mrs. lMnkhain, I'"1 Mass, for it, Stie lias . guided thousands to health, free o charge. " ' . Happiest Is that, man whose lov is centered nearest home. A Domestic Eye Remedy Compounded hy Experienced Phjririn Conforms to Pure -Vood and Drupi I Vini Fnenda hjrever Ijeed. Ak Irur Kiaia lor ju urine r.i e Keiutxiy. A rj siui No man can Vrnrrv himself ' an c a Hi when he has a Hid on. I ,1 ! I,UJU I , J ' 'J , -..