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OOVMMOR MAYT.ORENA HAS
MOVED HtS TROOPS 12 MILES *
A "CONVENIENT DISTANCE"
t". ' ' ' " I , I
Miiujm to Washington Have Been
Very Batllfictory and Affair la
Endad and No Bloodshed.
Washington.?Consular Agent Cerp
thera telegraphed the stale depart?
Kent that Governor Maytorena eom
K an ding the Villa forces besieging
Naco, Sonora. wag preparing to with
draw his troops 10 or If miles front
the border to eliminate the poesihifc
ity of further firing into American
Brigadier General Bliss, command
ing the artillery. Infantry and cavalry
concentrated about. Naco, Arir., to
enforce the A mer lesn government's
demand that firing across the line
ccese reported that Maytorena ap
parently had wtthdrawn. This, how
ever, has not been verified.
As-? result of these reports, of
ficiala here were confident that the
troublesome border situation was
about lo be cleared up. It'Is under
stood that when Carotbers con
ferred with Maytorena he was given
a complete outline of the Villa lead
er's plans for withdrawal.
Enrico Ltorente, repersentatlve hers
of President Ontierres, made putrftr
a 'telegram from Ms chief oTi^tlng. a
message the latter had received from
Governor Maytorena announcing that
the force besieging Naco had been or
dered withdrawn to a "convenient dis
In obedience to Instructionfi from
the pepltal. Msytprena reported, his
troope did not fire a shot at Naco all
day although several casualties in
their ranks were caused by fire from
the Naco garrison. r
DR. J. R. WILUNGHAM DEAD.
Secretary it Foreign Missions of the
Southern Baptist Convention.
Richmond, Vs.?Rer. Robert J. Wll
llngham. D.D., general secretary of
the foreign mission board of the
Southern Rapt let reinvention and rec
ognised as one of the greatest mis
sionary secretaries In the country,
was stricken with apoplexy while on
his way to Sunday school here and
dlWtwo hours later In a hotel to
which he was taken. IMor to becom
Um socretsrv to tho mission bosrd In
1893. Doctor Wllllngbam had Berved
as pastor at churchea is Talbot ton,
C.a . Chattanoea Tenn., and Memphis.
Tenn. Pr. Wllllnpharn was horn in
Beaufort District, South Carolina, In
1854. end was graduated from the
University of Georgia, preparing for
the mtaistry at the Southern Theo
logical Seminary at LoulsrlHe, Ky.
He Is survived by his Wife, live sons
and four da u c 11 te rs
Muck Holly I* Shipped.
Warsaw, N. C.?The holly shipments
from Kay tern North Carolina have
ended [or this year, with the excep
tion of' only a few scattering ship
ments to be made and although the
prices that have been received have
not been quite as high as some former
years, the season aas been a.very 'suc
Judging from tbe best, information
obtainable. Duplin county leads in
this Industry. Magnoiia is the first
town in the county, and possibly in
the state, as the eastern section Is
especially noted for the shipment of
this evergreen. Thirty-eight carloads
have been shipped from this point, and
Rose Hill comes second with 25 cars.
It has brought $150 a car.
Germans Evacuate Dixmude.
I .ondon.?A dispatch to the Ex
Oban*" Telegraph Company from
"The Germans have evacuated
Dixmude, but the report that the/Al
lies have taken Mcddelkefke la un
Kaiser Claims Divine, Help.
_ Kactsrulie.?Grand Duchess Louise
at Baden has received the following
telegram. from Emperor William:
"Field .Marshal von Htndeaburg has
Just reported that the Rhrsian Army,
after desperate fighting, re'reals and
is being pursued along the entire
front. H Is evident thai the laird aided
our he?oic troops. To Htm alone Is
due,-"'" honors." Eqjpsror William
also tl^anked the _Four..e< nth Army
Corps, which participated prominent
, ly In the fighting on the Russian cen
Soldiers Fccm Tropics Suffer.
* Loudon ?Troops from the. tropic*
are severing Intensely from the cold
lu Belgium. fhis is especially I rue of
the Senegalcv Iu many cases theti
toes or feet liave been frozen so
badly that amputation has been ne
cessary. according to Mrs. Hany
-j Floyd, chief cetnmlssion'er of the
French wounded emergency fund, who
has Just returned from the Frenct
hospitals. Mrs. Floyd says many hos
pltals are badly in need of anaes
thetica. tetanus serum surgic al Insiru
meats and surgeons.
Build Light and Water Plant.
Allendale?The coniraj'ttL.Ior Uui'.d
Ing the ^Jectrlc llgV and waterworki
plant have been awarded and the
construction work is expect<4 to be
gin at an early date. With On
amount, I66.0W), fiSvm sale of bondi
voted by the town several mouths age
a thoroughly modern plant will h
constructed not only with full rdulrt
ments for prevent needs hut ,wlt1
ample rapacity that may be draw,
upea la future as the town growl
The enures of water supply Is an aj
j tea Ian well which is Bearing comph
I DIRECT FEDERAL
SENATOR NEWLANtTS PLAN SOB
MITTEO TO INTER-DEPART
| TO SUBMIT AN AMENDMENT
to tne Kivcra ana ciamore Appro
priation Bill .Providing For the
^ypshlngtoa. ? Senator Newland'e
"TfTiin. generally approved by tlie Pres
ident and the lnter-departmental com
mittee of the Cabinet, for a comtnis
aton to dlrert Federal waterway con
trol and ImproveinenU, waa the sub
ject ot an extended conference at the
White House recently. Whether the
plan should be pressed at this session
Of Congress was ponsldereil but left
undecided. The question will be tak
en np again at a date not Axed. Cab
inet officials reported on tbelr ipves
ligation of the subject and Secretary
Lane announced their approval of the
Conferring with the President were
Secretaries Garrison. TtedHeld. Lena
and iiuu-'on Senator Newlsnds and
George If. .Maxwell of Chicago, ex
ectulve iffialrman.of the National Irri
The proposed* Commission" would
hay* authority Oven questions relating
to development, ' Improvement and
corrfhol of navigation as a parr of In
terglate and foreign commerce; and
related questions of Irrigation. .Torek
try, fisheries, swamp ldn3>" reclame
tlon clarification streams, flood regit
lation and water power utilization.
It has been '? suggested that an
amendment be submitted in the Sen
ate ,to the rivers and harbors appro
priation bill providing for the organi
zation of *the commission to lnveatl
gate the broad waterway scheme out
lined. Suoh an amoMmeot was de
feated when the big rivers and har
bors appropriation was blocked at the
last session by a filibuster. Approprla
tlona for the scheme, according to the
Newlands bill, would amount to *60,
, 000.000 a year fpr 10 years or a to'al
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Honors For Americans.
Vienna, aria JjOudtnt ? Emperor
Francis Joseph has conferred on the
American. Ambassador Frederio Court
land Penfleld, Bear Admiral Aaron
Ward, U. S. N? retired, commander of
American Red Cross ship Red Cross
and the American minister to the
Netherlands. Or Henry Vandyke, the
Red Cross medal of merit for their
aervlres In connection with the Amer
ican Red Cross mission to the dual
empire. Recently the emperor deco
rated Mrs. Penfleld with the grand
cross of the Order of Elisabeth for es
tablishing a hospital at Vienna. The
Red Cross order was founded by the
emperor la commemoration of the
genii-centennial of the Red Cross So
ciety, organized In 18(4.
!? OOVJVVI ?l (RlfUllJ. .
Washington ?tireat Britain ha* ad
dreused a note of imiuiry ^o the Stat#
department In regard to Charges' which
that gdverrunent allege* Colonel
Goethals had admitted were baseleaa
against the eond :ct of certain British
colliers l| the waters of the Canal
Zone. The communication Implied
that the British ship captains were
harshly treated. So far Secretary
Daniels has not learned Just what led
to'the recent dismantling of the Tadlo
apparatus of a British collier at Pana
ma .even the name of the ship betas
Money For Withheld Salute.
Washington.?The house passed an
urgent deficiency bill carrying W.VMc
905. Including $554,.17I to cover lin
er pectei expenses Incurred hy the
Army In theooenpatlon 6T Vera Cru*
During the debate Republican ! -ender
Mann attacked the Admln'stration's
Mexican policy. "This bit),* he aald,
"carries half a million dollars to pay
the expenses (if our troops at Vera
Crui, sent there to obtain a salufe of
21 guns, which has not yet been
Thaw Back tp New York.' .
Washington.?Harry K, Thaw loat
his fight In the supreme court of the
tlnited States 'against being extradi
ted from Hampshire to Hew York
The court held that the celebrated
prisoner should he turned over to the
New York authorities to answer an in
dictment for conspiring to. escape
from Matteawen asylum. Whether his
escape, while, as his counsel contend
ed, be was Insane, constituted a dme.
the court dismissed with the,s?jnment
that they could not enter In a habeas
French Claim Gains.
Paris.?Progress all along the line
Is claimed to the' French official state
tnent given out In Pari*. 'There Is no!
a singtm mentlotr of a German success
or a French' repulse. Gain's, although
slight, are recorded In Belgium, he
taper the I.ys and the Aiane. In -the
Champagne county and In the Ar
gonne At one point an advance, ol
1.200 yards Is recorded, and at anoth
er the French madefiOO yards. Prog
res* lias been made between th Ar
.gonne and the Mouse.
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Cauliflower in Cases.
Wash, separate the flowerets and
boil Id aalted water. When done, drnlr
and put tn a cream sauce. Bcoop oui
the Inatde of some breakfast rolls
' toast them to a nice'brown and fll
' with the creamed cauliflower.
I > ^When washing or scrubbing bail
' brushes. If they are-put ta dry witl
> the brlsl lya downward they will las
f twice as long. W turned thd otbei
* way the water soaks into the wool
and rots ^e brffPM.
DUCHESS OF WESTMINISTER
New photograph of the Ducheaa o? )
Weatminatar, who, at her awn ex- I
panae, equipped and took to the war 1
zone a corpe of trained Red Croaa I
nurses. ? i
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ARMIES NEAR THE BORDER
GENERAL BLISS REPORTS THE
RESULT OP HIS DIPLOMATIC I
Denies to Secretary Garrlaon That He
Haa Made Definite, Final Demands
on General Maytorena.
Washington. - Becietary Garrieon
gave President Wtladn the latest re
ports from Brig. Gen. Bliss on ttie alt
nation -at K'aoo, where the Mexican
generals have not yet ntoved their
forces to avoid firing Into American
The reports showed thai the situa
tion had undergone no apparent
change, although little firing was In
evidence. While the United States is
determined, U necessary, to open fire
on the two Mexican forces to com
pel them to stop shooting into the
State of Arir.ona, it was feared that
no decisive actfbn was planned, pend
ing efforts to ffaro to influence the
two factions to adjust the situation.
tars wae that some satisfactory un
derstanding would be reached.
Agents here of' the Gutierrez Gov
ernment to which General Maytorena
Is loyal, claims that he is preparing
10 move his force down the nillroad
south of Naco, so that he can con
tlnue to besiege the Carransa force
tinker General Hill with the Ameri
can border out of the range of fire.
While reports from General Bliss
to the War Daprtpment were, not
made public It Is believed they Indi
cated that he thought he had persua.il
ed Genera) Maytorena to stop firing
across the line. Ujrtll there Is a defi
nite understanding on the whole sttu- .
atlon. It Is thought General Bliss has
warned General Hill not to take the
offensive, which would draw the firs
of the Maytorena troops.
RUSSIAN ARMY RETREATING.
Falling Back From Poland to Get
Better Baae of Operatlona.
I-ond on.?"The Russians are retir
ing along the entire Tront In Qellcla
Thia statement officially Issued at
Vienna la the outstanding feature of
news from the battle fronts. While
there la no confirmation from other
sourcea, ffiich a more on the part of
the Russians would be In line with the
announcements In Petrrograd dis
patches thet the Russians threatened
on both Jlanks had decided to-take up
new positions where they could better
moot the Anatrd-Gertnan onslaughts
from the Carpathians tolthe East
The Russian delay In fulfilling ex
pectation* that they would prove a
serious menace to German tc-rltory
is dtappolntlng the peoples of the Al
lied countries, but military men ex
press thd view that It la better for '
Russia to Bght In her own territory,
where means of communcatlon would
be more on an equality.
Admiral Fiahar Talks of Efficiency.
Washington.?Five years would be
required to put the United States
Navy In the highest state of effi
ciency to meet a hostile fleet, accord
ing to a statement by Rear Admiral
Fiske before the House Naval Com
mittee. The Admiral, who is chief
of the Bureau of Operations, member
. of the general board (aad a former
president of the Naval Institute, said
the Navy was deficient In air craft,
mines, scout cruisers, torpedo-boat de
stroyers, submarines and In number of
trained officers and men and had no
Lions Escape In New York.
. -New YotJifpSii trained lions escap
ed from their cage on the stage of an
East Kighty-sllh street theater and i
hounding Into the audience, cpfistst- '
Ing principally of women and cblld
1 ren. created a panic. One lioness,1
Alice, largest of the pack, escaped
Into a crowded street. Policemen 1
. pursued her into the hallway of an j
apartrncnt and shooting at her, prob
ably latally wounded Sergeant Daniel :
Glenn. Two other olficefs were slight
ly wound vl ty the claws of the beasts
In a battle At close range.
; WITH NAPOLEON AT THE END
Belgian Peasant Was Emperor's Quids
j an That Mamorabls <1 una Day
> at Waterloo.
Certainly a place in history ta aa
, TO red to Jean Baptists Coster, who
i ?aa Napoleon's guide on Uia day of
I Waterloo. Ha waa born a- boo rain.
, and.waa fifty-three when hh did* that
> *mat day's work. The wit did not
eoote to him willingly, Tie waa cap
tared by tha Preach an<] taken early
?"Vv V . V,.
IN LOIR HOUSE
? ? ? s*h*
HEPRtSENTATIVES HEF^IN AND
MOON COME CLOSE TO ACTU
DISCUSSION OF POSTAL BILL
Rule for Amendments Made ' Subject
of Bitter Passages, Involving <
Washington,?After two days of hot
r<frd? which culminated In' birhahge
>f invitation* to personal combat be
tween Representatives Heflln of Ala- (
bantu aijd Moon of Tennessee, the
house adopted a special rale to con
ilder legislation for reforms demanded J
t?y tbe poatotTiee 1b connection with i
he annual appropriation bll). A de
tection of democrates defeated a sim
ilsr rule, which provided for a con- |
-iteration of an amendment decrees- '
ing postmasters' salaries, elimination
of assistant postmasters, experlinent
?1 substitution of contract service for '
he rural de.ltverv ?errlce. Increase of
lalarloa for rural carriers, chances In
the compensation pah) rgllronds for
tarrying the malls and other reorgan
isation plana of the department.
Tlip rule was passed late with pro- I
vision* for cutting postmasters' sal
aries, abolishing assistant postmasters
ind the rural service substitution
A speech by Represen tatlve Moon
ifter defeat of .the original rule, In K
which he intimated that "some rail : (
road Influence" had operative to shift
Democraye vote* caused a hIMe.r de
bate here. Representative Heflln de
nounced Mr. statement as
"false and untrue." Mr. Moon rhsl- '
lenged him to make the same state
ment olT the flooV of 'the honse, and
Mr Heflln expressed hl| willingness
to do so. The two representative* '
were advancing threateningly 'towwrd*
each other.'when half a do ten mem
bers stontied In between them. 1
Republican lender fMann, who bad
led the light afgalnst the original rule,
later renewed tJfp controversy. . J
"The charge has been made on this I
floor." he es'd. "that the influence' of
railroad Interests has been felt In. this
honse. I believe Iti* the flnty pt the '
house, if tha charge is not true, ho re
pudiate the charge and condemn tha
man who made It. If It Is true, thou
the house owes It to Itself tp lnvt?sil- 1
gate the charge and punish those men
whose votes have been changed by j
railroad Jafluenee" v ' !'
Representative. Rjigsdale of ftootb
Carolina said-that "when the gentle-1
men rharge that there la railroad IfP
duerco enough ofl.the Democratic side
of the house to defeat this legislation '
I (Jo not believe ft and repudiate ft." '
"Well, the gentleman ha* his opin
ion." replied Representative Moon. "If
the hit dog yelps, let him yelp/1
Representative Webb of 'Vesth Car- I
oltna said he "was not Influenced hy
railroads, but by my own eoBeaguea.
who 1 think are high-minded, honest
and conscientious men."
?A little later Representative Moon
In a brief speech disclafmed any In
tention to "reflect on the honor or in
tegrity of any member of the honse."
He said that his speech was made "In
the heat of debate" and "may haye
been a little too rough." He offered
to withdraw any "offensive language"
he might have passed.
SMALL GAIN8 AND LOSSES.
All Sides are Claiming Seme Few
? In the offensive operations "of the
atllee In the western war arena. In
teresting feature* ere the loss In the
neighborhood of Nure. Chapelle of
several of the trenches recently Rap
tured by the British and an advarre
by the East Indians toward Riche
bourn l'Avnuve. as reported In the
latest French official communication.
This statement also indicates that the
Germans have not been lacking In tbs
offensive. It records*. In addition, tbe
annihllalation of-a German column at
In the east th* situation is still in
According to the official State;
ment from -Petrograd. tbe Germans
have been repulsed In an attempt to
cross to- the right bank of the Vistula
river In Poland and lighting ha the
Bzura rtver district is developing. Re
garding the victory which Germany
was reported to have won In Poland,
Berlin remains silent.
Austria claims important successes
In tbe hattle of IJmanowa in Galilcla,
where 26.000 Russians are said to have
fallen into their hands.
A Berlin dispatch says that Em
peror WilMam has neid s visit to the
wouuded soldiers at Totadam
Army Gsta All Asked For.
Washington,?:The army approprt
etlon bill, aggregating flOl.OOO.noO
agreed upon by the House military
committee, carried a special fund of
$16,000 for United States military ob
servers In Europe. The hill closely
follows the War Department's esti
mate., "We gave thsm practically all
they askPd for," said chairman Hay,
referring to appropriations for ammu
nition and other materials for defense, j
Increase of 26 regiments In tbe regu
lar arlny wsji proposed by a bill In
troduced by Representative Anthony, i
r r - X r. n.r r u-,r, ^ .....
Representative Kahn of California It
president of the National Defense
league and holds that,prspgrsdosss
for war Is the only Insurance against
GERMANS MAKE BIG RAID
WHITBY, SCARBOROUGH AND
HARTLEPOOL ATTRACTED BY
h ? ? >7T'T? "?!''?
. T .?#r
Casualty List Totals 110, Dead S1;
Big Property Loee?Unusual
London.?For the flret time in
centuries England has been struck
?y a fore 1st) foe. A squadron of swift
Herman crulserr crept through the
fog to the eastern roaet and turned
yjeir. (una against the Brttops.
When day bt%k? they begsn bom
Sardnient of three Important towns?
Hartlepool at the month of the Tees.
IVbitby. noted as a pleasure resort,
15- miles beyond. Hartlepool suffer
cd most. There two battle crullers
were encagpd. The British war office
Sxes the number of dead At Hartle
pool as sevph soldiers and 22 civilians.
At Rcrtfbrougtt, shelled by a battle
-reiser' and an armored cruiser. IS
iajiUaLtles are - reported while at
RTiitby twq were killed and two
(den, women and children of the
civilian uopdtation Nrere left dead or
wstmzrga SEfuqJt without warning
while it wbrk. In pll-^hS casualty
list totals, llO, according to tbe <?f
Sclal estimates,- of whom 31' are
known to be desd.
At Hartlepool, churches were dam
aged and the gas works and lnraber
card* were set aflre. while the ab
bey at Whitby waa struck. Tbe Bal
moral Hotel at Scarborough received
the full effect of a shell. A number
of houses and shops ware shattered
and partly burned In each' -of the
Tbe hostile squadron escaped In
the mist after an encounter with,
roast guard ? rt^saela..
CARRANZA AND VILLA CRASH.
Armies in First Big Battle East -of'
El Peso.?The llrst "important battle
between the Carranza and Villa arm
ies is in progress near San Pydrcddi
las Colonies.~esst of Torreon. Several
columns of Car ran 2a troops from Coa
hulla Statet, aggregating about 5,00(1
men nadir Colonel lllfonse Vaeguez,
are engaged by a slightly'larger force
under Oeneral Villa.
Both nidea have ample artillery and
the fighting ie described as desperate.
The Carranza forces made a threat
ening .movement, to take Torreon and
to shut off. Villa's communication
with the North. Villa garrison in
Northern Mexico have been depleted
by the movement thto Mexico City
and troops from the National Capital
probably will be sent to the northern
theater of war.
It appears that CaTranza, from
Vera Crus, has ordered s general
movement into the North. Four hun
dred men from General Hill's forces
In the extreme east of Sonora are
moving on Juarez, held by a small
Villa garrison. Five hundred Car
ranza troop# from Coahulta recently
passed below Sierra Hlahca, Texas, on
their wty toward Juares.
Goethals Again Ashe for Fleet.
Panama. Governor Goethals has
again cabled to Secretary Garrison
setting forth need for destroyers in
canal ports to preserve neutrality.
Colonel Goethals says he has no
means of preventing the use of canal
or Panaman ports as a means of
communication and that these porta
apparently are being used to that end.
Colonel Goethals expressed opinion
that there was as much necessity'for
destroyers at canal polls as at any
other American ports where they
were stationed to prevent breaches.
Right Side ot Balance.
Washington. ? November foreign
trade statistics show a balance In ta
vdr ot the United States <A K?,299.
?lf; ? For October the balance was
66$,620,660, for September 116,341,722,
while in August it wn# 6 hS.400,406
against the United States. Novem
ber's exports announced by the De
partment of Commerce totalled 6206,
766.424 and Imports 6126,467,007.
There as a decrease of 171,000,000 In
cotton exports compared with Novem
RATES ARE GRANTED
EASTERN RAILROADS ARK AU <
LOWED INCREASE OF FIVE ?
PER CENT/ . 'J
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THE PRESIDENT IS PLEASED '
/ m ; . . i
WHion Expects Decision to Hay*
Immediate Effect on buelneee. Will 1
(1 KBlllMjnuu.?'V mumr IIKIWUHJB IB
freight rates were granted to the
Western ra'lroad* by the IpteraUte
Coramarof Commission in a derision
from which Chairman Hallan and
Commissioner (Semen ta diaaented
Kxcept on lake and rait traffic, coal,
coke, iron ore and certain other traf
fic. upon which the commission here
tofore liar fixed rates adjndirnted
"reasonable," '#11 railroads operating
in the territory between the Atlantic
syaboerd and the Mlaeiaailppl. north
of the Potomne nod Ohio riser#; were '
allowed the flat flee par rent Increase .
for which they have been aaking for (
four years. _
The raliroada hoped to get Increase*
which would add to the annoal rev- (
enuee aome $50,000,000. The eommla
eion'a decision la expected to giva
them additional revenne approximat
ing $30.000 000. !
The roe fir eaat of a North and Sooth
line drawn through Buffalo, Pitta
bur* and Cbarieston. W Vs., won by
today "a dectalon from the increases .
other than upon the traffic excepted .
which were denied them in the com- .
mlssloaer'a decision last August., The .
roade weat of thie line, which got par
tial adranrea In the August derision,
receleed further ad ranees; ao that
now all the roada In what li deerrib- ,
od ax official ciaaxiflcatlon territory
will enjoy' uniform adranrea in both .
class and commodity rate*.
The majority of the cornmleeion held
that the roads had eetabllabed in the
latest bearings a greater need of ad
ditional net Income than ever before, t
This was due. the decision held, to efe i
igenclys arising out of the war and to. i
an already existing necessity for addl- I
tlonai revenues to maintain the rail- I
road properties. i
flhglrman TTarlsh in his dissentIng
opinlon. held thai sufficient aid had <
been given the Triads hy the August
decision and that the findings of the
majority was "morally wrong." Com
missioner Clements based hi* dissent |
upon what be regarded as the tnahil- |
ity (n taw of the commission to take .
eognls'nnce of anything In the making ,
of rates other, than their Justice and i
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UP AND AT 'CM NOW. '
England Rites In?Anger?Would i
Avenge Scarborough. ' '
. Immlon - -Although there teem* no
doubt the Russians ere retreating, end ;
that tor the preeent any expectation i
the Allies may hare held of u early
Invasion of Germany mutt be dis
missed, rontlderable mystery tor- i
rnunda the' reported decisive German
victory vrtaich Berlin celebrated.
Vienna given a few detalis of light
ing in the Kent T,he rial ok la made I
(that-the Russians have bee^ driven ;
t from tbl !r poeltiona north of tha Car-1:
i patblan mountains from Kronno to :
j Zakllcyn whlclj would indicate that p
i part of the Southern-line of railway
In Guilds again la In the hands of,
the Austrian* and that Plotrkow and !
another Centred Poland town have
been stormed. but silence Is main
tatned as to North Poland where tbe
"German vidotry is raid to have been
"Avenge Srasborough! Up and at
'em now." .'
Mexican Bullets Still Flying.
Naco ? Five Ru'leta from the Mexi
can fighting around Naco. Ronora.
struck nepr shelters built by United
, Stales troops on the border Many
I other shots fell on United States ter
Intermittent tiring on the Mexican
side continued all day Hill's Carran-'
r.a troops, defending Naco. seemed to
by doing most of the shooting.
Methods Stt|l Asunder.
Atlanta.?h'o^deflnlte action on the '
proposed amalgamation of the North
ern and Hottfhern' branches of the
Methodist Church was taken by the
Church Commission on Federation,
which adjourned here after three days
of deliberation. -Three bishops from
the Southern Church, four bishops
of the Northern Church, six ministers!
and six leymen comprised the com-1
mission. All sessions were strictly
executive, but It was stater that more
i progres was made than at any time
Teach Farmer* to 6*11.
Atlanta.' On?Establishment of a
"marketing agent" In every state
"who will In-'truet farm err In the
rcleirtldc marketibg of their crop*
war advocated by Judge R. It. Kone,
Texa? commissioner of agriculture, fn
an address to the flnel session of the
annual meeting of. the Association
of Agricultural Commissioners of the
Southern States here. . Judge Kone
said that "the moat importnat work of
a state department of agriculture lies
in teaching farmers how to profitably
market their crops."
_ __ ? , j|, '
on Sunday morning to th? farm of RIs
aon. where Napoleoit bad apeni tha
"You are to be my guide," said Na
poleon. and after some converaatlon
it was nettled. The battle began at one
o'clock. Napoleon waa on foot, attend
ed by.bit a ld<s de-camp and Cotter. He
to?>)c out a map, questioned Coaler at
to the roads, thought for some time
Then be put the map In bin pocket and
did not look at It again. The little
man stood until four o'clock- often say
ing In n dear voice, "It goei well."
Then h* mounted Mi horse ana tea
his staff to the slight hill oear 1*
Hello Alliance. There they remained
till seven o'clock, when Napoleon, look
ing through bis glass, said' "1 think
that I see the Prussian flkg." A gen
eral replied; "1 think so. too.'* There
upon Napoleon shook his head and
turned pale. As they rode on to La
Haye Saints a half of bullets assailed
them. Cpster ducked his bead. But
Napefeon muttered: "8tand straight.
? friend; a ball can bit you as well
the right as the left." ,
i Ben came ldb uum guuura; ?uo
duke of Wellington'* man charged,
broke the lines, and set the French In
The Prophesied Completeness,
ttfe rejoice In life because It seems
to be carrying us somewhere; because
Its darkness seems to be roIHng on
toward light, and even Its pain to be
moving onward to a hidden Joy. We
bear with1 Incompleteness because of
the: completion which Is prophesied
and hoped for.?PhllUps Brooks
?u" l.t. . ? =
Popular Objection* :
How to ^leet Them;
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Br REV. HOWARD W. POPE
iV.i.tHM-. U~.tr MM* .
TEXT- When I have a more corvenlaat
waaon. I will call lor thee.?Acta U:M.
When a*roan says: t have no time
tor religion," it means that he la not
interested He ui
all the time tbsre
la, and 1( he con
sidered hie sal
ration a matter oI
be rouid take
time tor It. He
may be so crowded
wjtb business and
home cares that
he cannot attend
meetings, b u t
that need not pre
sent him from
being a Christian.
Our Roman Cath
olic friends, who
belong almost wholly to the laboring
:laas, and whose time la not their own,
la a rule, are the moat regular church
loera In the community. The fact la
bat people find time for what they
I know a young man who wlahed to
attend a certain aerlea of meeting*
rh* factory whera he waa employed
waa running evening*, and every mho
waa expected to work overtime for a
Few weeka during the busy ?canon.
For which, of courae, they received as- ?
Ira pay. He waa not a Christian? but
lie *?nt to hla employer and aaked to
be excused from working evening* for
t week, and ha alao want without hla'
?upper each night In order to attend
the aervlre*. Very aoon he g-.ve hi*
beart to Qod, and before the end of
the week he had the pleaaure of eee
Ing hi* brother converted through hla
Not the Real Raaaon.
When one offer* the lack of t!u>*
ta an excuae for not being a ChrU
tlan, it 1* well to abow him by aome
ilmple llluatratlon that thia 1* not the
real reason. Say to htm. "If. In addi
tion to your regular work, you had an
bpportuaity to earn ten dollar* each
week by one hour of extra work,
would you accept the offer?"
lie will doubtlaaa anawer. "I think f
"In other word*. If yon want time
for aomethlag extra, you manage to
Bnd It. Yon nee. my friend, the alm
ple fact la that you do not feel the
seed of salvation, and yon are not la
tereated la It You are la the condi
tion described la Epheslan* 4:11, 'Hav
ing the understanding darkened, being
alienated from the life of God through
the Ignorance that Is In them, because
bf the hardening of their heart' Wbv i
not face the fact disagreeable as It
may be. and when people ask you why
you are not a Christian, give them the
real reason instead of offering a falsa
one? And furthermore, It ie well to
remember that If you do not take time
to consider, this Question of salvation,
yon will aoon lose your caghclty to
know God. and will be in the condition
described In the nineteenth verse of
the same chapter, 'Who being past
feeling.' gave themselves up to all
manner of sin."
Remind htm also that the religion
docs not consist of sermons and pray
er meetings, but In maintaining a car
tain attitude toward God, whlcb atti
tude he can assume In a moment and
maintain in the mldat of the busiest
life. Repentanoe toward God and love
to one's fellow men does not conflict
with any one'a duty, nor Is it a waste
of time. On the contrary. It saves
time, and sweeten* toil, and enriches
the whole life.
-I Will Think About It."
There are aome mind* which ma
ture very slowly, and If oae realty hae
nerer considered what to inrolved lq
becoming a Christian, It may be well
to glee him a little time for reflection.
Ai a rule, however, this excuse Is'only
another way of saying, "Not now." We
should show (he person that already
he has all the Information he needs
for an Intelligent decision, and that If
he waited a dozen years he would not
be any better prepared, bat on the
contrary, he would be less disposed to
decide than new.
There are only two things that he
needs to know?that he la lost, and
that Christ Is the only Savior. These
two things he knows already, and all
that remalna for him to do Is to ac
cept Christ as his Savior. 8bow him
that continual thinking on the sub
ject will not make the decision any
easier, but continual rejection of
Christ w|U surely make It harder. It
la a great mistake for people to think
thgt they can be saved when they
please. The only time when a man
can be saved 1b when Ood chooses to
save trim, and Qod's time Is now; "Be
hold. now Is the accepted time; he
boid. now Is the day of salvation "
No one has a right to say that he
will think It over and decide when he
Is ready. Ood oalls for Immediate de
cision; he commands us to lay down
the weapons of our rebellion, and sur
render unconditionally. When Mr.
Moody was holding meetings In Hart
ford, Conn., many years ago. he urged
a man one night to accept Christ at
once. Finally Ihe man replied, "Well,
Mr Moody, I will promise you this: I
will attend the meeting tomorrow
night and I will accept Ohrtet as my
Savior then." That man nsvar reached
his home alive. The train Jbn which
he traveled raa off a bridge *t Tsrlff
vllle and many loot their lives, and
among them was this man. '?'.That ex
perience," said Mr. Moody, "uuight me
a lesson, never to tetany one pff with
a promise, bat to press them lard for
an Immediate decision, and IU that
failed, to show them the peril V ev?r>
a night's delay." I
' Tomorrow Is the devil's time. ?Don't
trust him He Is a deceiver, aft the
father of ll^from the bsgluutA- k