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THE SPIRIT OF C.iRISTMAS
(Copyright, IM I
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MUST PAY PENALTY
PRESIDENT ZELAYA OF NICARA
GUA VIRTUALLY DENOUNCED
AS COMMON MALEFACTOR.
United States Severs Its Relations
With Nicaragua Because of the
Murder of Two Americans by
Order of Despot.
Washington. The expected, has
come to pass. Late Wednesday BM-
rotary Knox returned the passports
of Felipe Rodrigom, cliiune (i'at'lairs
of the Xicaraguan legation, with a
tetter scathingly dwouactng the Ze-
layan administration of the govern
ment , " Nicaragua. The letter is
definitely declared to represent the
views of President Taft and is about
as plain-spoki'ii as anything emanat
ing from the state department In
The ex' inordinary feature of the
letter is tint it MUU 10 evidence an
intention on the part of the United
Staler to hold President Zelaya per
sonally responsible for the alleged
tenure und execution of the Ameri
cans, Cannon and tiioce, and exhibits
Jfk '" the unique situation of one govern-
3-k mtnt boldlng the obief executive oi
another practically as a common
Zelaya is branded as violator ol
solemn International conventional a
disturber of tile national and Interna
ttonal peace, a tyranl whose adminla
traiion baa been a blot upon the
name of good government.
Becretary Knox virtually announces,
the n cognition of the Ntca aguan rev
olutlonlsta, declare ii io be Hi con-j
vlotlon or the United Btatex that the
revolution h i resents the Mntlmenl
of a majority of the Nlaaracuan peo
pie, and thai there is evidently no re
sponsible government with which the
United Btatea can deal, lie therefore
b aouncea that all parlies will bo
in id accountable ior their anions as
affecting the Intereata or Americana
and the peace ot Central America
Tola brlng'J the criaii aa n ar to the
slams of war as it could be brought
bj ex cutlve action wl houl a definite
declaration by congresa. Mr. Knox's
letter In all bul so many worda makes
h plain thai the action represents
Hi, i sh ami attitude of all the C u
tral American atatea with the aingle
exception of Honduras, which is re
garded here as entirely dominated by
Zelaya. Mexico has Ita sympathy
wiili the United Btatea In this matt r.
.lust what al tua consular represea
tativea ol the United Btatea in Nic
aragua now enjoy is not definitely ex
plained, it is expected, however, that
Vive Consul Caldera, who has been
occupying the legation In Ma ia 1 1,
and oiie r cousuls in thai ountn ,
Will be given Iheir pass lOI LB a. 001 6.
Thla Is 1 1"' usual nwibod of pro-
A oi lur,'.
President of NIctragua H.s Plan to
Washington. I riven to desperation
by tl e an. x octed of the
fcSldtill Zl laya is
now reported to b i dovelcwed a plan
whereby be i an ri m and sfui retain
;,-,v i r, This com ta In putting in
tQe office "i pit lent of Nloarag
rtadria, well known in Central '
Aim rlcan diploma Ic circles as Zel
jga aya'a henchman i I loolared to b at
i fcelaj a'a bees and ftK.
The stale department, ' Is do-
i 'h. red, is . nlirely OOfttlsant Of the
conspiracy under way and will act vlg-
Oroully ttiicl promptly If occasion da- ,
LORDS DEFY THE COMMONERS
For First Time in Three Hundred
Years the British Peers Reject
Finance Bill Passed by House.
Ijondon. The house of lords on
Tuesday night, for the first time in
100 years, refused lis formal ass B
to the budget, thereby making It Ille
gal for l he king's agents to collect
taxes with which to carry on the gov
ernment. This action of the peers
was taken in direct disregard of the
advice of such able members as Host -bery,
Morley, Iord James of ller
t'ord. Lord Cromer, Und Halfour of
Burleigh, the Karl of Lytton, Lord
Courtney and the Archbishops of Can
terbury and York.
The budget will now go before Ihe
country for lis approval or rejection;
that Is, the crown, through the min
istry, will dissolve the house of com
mons and order a general election.
Whether the present, liberal house
and ministry shall be sustained in in
sisting on the budget will be (he Is
sue In the contest at the Kills.
A liberal victory at the polls means
an amendment of the constitution and
curtailment of the Jiereditary prlvl
le; s of the loids.
READY FOR BATTLE.
House of Commons Claims Exclusive
Control of England's Puise.
London. By a majority of 816 the
house of commons on Thursday re-
Corded its claim to exclusive control
Of the nation's purse a claim never
before challenged in modern times.
The vote was taken on a resolution
Offered by Premier Asqulth, Which de
clared "that the action of the bouse
of lords in refusing to pass into law
the financial provisions made by thai
ohamber for the expenses of the year
was a bleach of constitution and an
usurpation of the rights of the houae I
FARMERS SMASH ALL RECORDS.'
Total Value of Faim Products Esti
mated at $8,760,000,000.
Washington. Secretary of Agricul
ture Wilson, in bin annual upon,
aaya: The value or farm products ia
bo incomprehensibly luiye thai 11 has
become merely a row of figures. Fori
Ibis year it is 18,760,000,000, a galnoi
XSty,niu,lHM) over ltU8. The value oi
the producta has nearly doubled in
The most striking fact In the
worlds agriculture is ihe value of
(ho corn crop for 1909, whioh is about
11,720,000,000, It nearly equals the
value of the clothing and persona)
adornments of 76, 18,0 " people, ac
cording io the census of 1800.
Cotton is now ih second crop In
value and ilus ye:. is cotton crop is
i aslly the most valuable ne to the
farmer that has been produced. With
! cotton lint sellinj, al 13.7 centB on
ihe lai in Nov mber i and ,;h cot
ton seed Belling for about 121 per
ton, the lint and seed of this crop
are worth about WBO.OOO'.OOO to lbs
Third in value is whi at, worth
aboul 72?,00O,OO0 at the farm, and
thla larg I) exci eds al previous
values. The November farm pflee
was ; linost an even dollar a bushel,
a price whi; .. has not been equalled
since 1881. TWa is the 'bird wheat
crop In point oi size, with 186,000,000
The i production of all cereals com
bined is 4,711,U0U,0OO bushels, an
I amount consldciably greater -than
I that for any other year except 1906.
LARGE PORTION OF WASHING
TON PRACTICALLY CUT OFF
FROM OUTSIDE WORLD.
School Houses and Homes Washed
Away, Stock Drowned and Miles
of Railway Destroyed by
Bellingham, Wash. For three days
northwest Washington lias been cut
from quick communication with the'
OUtBlde world, boat service alone fur
nishing a connecting link.
No trains are moving except be
tween this city and BOflington, IWSfl
ty miles south, and service c.uinnt be
rendered inside of s week.
Telegraph wins were restored on
Twenty miles of railway track In
Skagit and Whatcom counties have
been destroyed. The loss to railways
Will exceed $1,000,000. Whatcom
county lost 8100,000 in bridges alone.
Kerndaie's losses aggregate 190,000.
There two mills, a school house and
eleven residences wore destroyed.
Five miles of Northern Pacific track
In this county has disappeared, even
the grade befog obliterated,
Laconner Is under seven feet Of
water. The town's loss Is placed at
1160,000 in stocks and goods deatfO
cd and two warehouses filled with
grain and hay. which collapsed am
slipped into the flood.
In the country north of Laconner
1,000 head of cattle were drowned
while 400.000 sacks of oals and 8,000
tons of haled hay are a total loss.
Sloughs and bays for miles from La
cornier are covered with drifting hnv
and sacks of oats. A barn lllled with
hay was found Boating in 1'ugei Bound
by a northbound steamer Wednesday
The loss to the fanners is estimated
at $Go(),000 in live stock, hay and
SUBMil PLANS TO TAFT.
Copper Merger to be Put Up to th
New York. The work of formin(
a billion dollar corporation is so in
tricate that hitches and controvcrsie.
are hound to occur. Yet negotiation!
in the copper merger thus far havt
progressed as satisfactorily ns eouW
he expected and J. P. Morgan, win
first, udnerlonk ili deal, Is still at tin
head of affairs, and lnt nds to rem all
there until the ootnbine has beei
completed. This, it is expected, will
be within 111;' next few weeks
Within a few days several of Mm
leaders in the movement win go to
Washington for a conference wlti
President Taft and Attorney (! neral
Wickersham. The plans for the mat
ger, Whiotl will by theft time ban
been written out, will be Submitted
to Mr. Tan ami bis attorney genaral
Documents and Witnesses in Sugai
Case Are Missing.
New- York.--The government en
countered a check on Tburaday it
its prosecution ot the American Su
gar Kt lining company when li de
veloped that documentary evidenct
and many wltnesiei La the govern
ment's case have di ippeared. Thi
missing documents wei records kep'
by city weighers, and D liber the doc
omenta nor the men who kept thee
could be found.
Police Fear Violence.
St. Paul, Minn. Chief John .1
O'Connor of the police department
praotioally admitted thai be o . .. id
ered the striae situation seriom
v. in n on Tbursdaj d he orders
that all members ol his day loret
. on duiy al Central station unu
10.80 o'clot ii at night. The order wil
continue until all danger Of a olaal
between atrlkere and strtk4breakeri
is ended. Tb Obief also Issued order.
reoailing an patrolmen and officer)
absent on leave.
Favors Fortifying Canal.
Washington. Estimating the torn
ooal ol the isthmian canal, whei
finally op ned for traffio, at, $100,000,
000, Re reaenl tlve Shirley oi Ken
I tUOky, chairman of the sub-coniiii:ui i
Ion fortifications of tfr house commit
iee on appropriations on Wedneviaj
declan d bis purpose o urging UPOI
congress ihe n c lor buildnif
fortifications on both ends of thi
waterway while oth r work was pro
ling on the oanal.
Special Corporation Tax.
Washington. It is estimated tha
there will have been oolfected tron
the special Corporation excise tax bj
July 1, ,1910, 116,000,000, and ihai at
I additional 610,000,000 oolleotlble foi
I the calendar year from January l
isjou, io December 81, 1908, win hi
I collected subsequently to July 1, 11)10
making the estimate for the tota
amount of the collection lor the lis
j cal year 1'JIO, 825.000.0uu. V
FOR OLD PEOPLE.
After reaching the age of forty the
human system gradually declines. The
accumulated poisons in the hiood
Cauaa rheumatic pains In the joints,
muscles Sttd back. These warnings
should be promptly relieved and seri
ous illness avoided by using the fol
lowing proaorlption which shows won
derful results even after the Hist lew
doses and it, will eventually restore
"Ono ounce compound syrup of
BarsaparlUa; one ounce Torts com
pound; half pint of high grade whis
key. This to be lnlxi d and used In
tablespoonfnl doses before' each meal
and at bedtime. The bottle to be well
iken each time." Any druggist has
these Ingredients or can got them
from his wholesale house.
"As there has been a change in our
fortunes, Mnudlc, make haste and find
a husband. You, Jack, don't make a
fool of yourself by marrying."
SKIN ROUGH AS BARK.
Baby Boy Had Intense Itching Humor
Scratched Till Blood Ran.
Found a Cure in Cuticura.
"Our son, two years old, was afflicted
with a rash. After he Buffered with
the trouble several weeks I took him
to the doctor but it got worse. The
rash ran together and made large
blisters. The little fellow didn't want
to do anything but scratch and wo had
to wrap his hands up to keep him
from tearing the flesh open till the
blood would run. The itching wns In
tense. The skin on his back became
hard and rough like the bark of a
tree. He Buffered intensely for about
three months. Rut I found a remedy
In Cuticura Soap and Cuticura Oint
ment. The result was almost mag
ical. That was more than two years
ago and there has not been the slight
est Rymp-om of it since he was cured.
J. W. Lauck, Yukon, Okla., Aug. 28
and Sept. 17, 1908."
Poltor Drug & Cnoiu. Corp., Sola Props., Huston.
A Revelation to the Cook.
A happily married woman, who had
enjoyed 113 years of wedlock, and who
v. as the grandmother of four beautiful
little children, had an amusing old
colored woman for a cook.
One day when a box of especially
beautiful Mowers was left for the mis
tress the cook happened to be present,
and she said: "Yo' husband send you
all the pretty flowers you gits, missy '.'"
"Certainly, my husband, mammy,"
proudly answered the lady,
"Glory!" exclaimed the eook. "he
sntieiiiy ;tm hoidin' oui well." Ladies'
W offer Oni lluii'lr. il DottUI BMWlS (of anf
caw of Catarrh timt osnaol m otuva by Hnii's
r. I. OHENRV '.. T..li-i(i, o.
Wl-. oi'- undrraanwd, wn known r i Cboney
for Hi-1 i;ei i.i v..rH. and believe him i . r f , , -t i - hoh
or:iti' In all DIMlneM ten xiitinrit. and linarinally
uiJ' i" eirr oui any obluratloni made i lie urra.
Walih.m;. mwa a Marvin,
Wholesale lniL'Kl(s, Toledo, ().
Hall'n Ciiinrrh Ottre II taken Internally, nrtlno
dirprii upon the blood and i oui nirfaeea or the
IflUm Ti-atlinontalK v n t irif. PrkM H Nttt pe
bottle, soiii by all Drusilft
iuki- Hall's l'amlly l'llia for ooHHtliullnii.
A diminutive miss insisted upon
helping her mother In putting up pre-
series. "Itun away, there is nothing
you can do." said mother.
"Yes I COUld. " persisted Ihe child. "1
could unbutton the cherries for you."
This Will Interest Mothers.
Mother Oray'i Bweet Powder for t'ldl
dien, used by Mothor Oray, a inns.' in
Children's Home, New York, euro Consti
pation, ITsverlshness, Teething Disorder!,
Stomac!) Troubles and Destroy Worms ;
30,000 testimonials of cures, ah drus
j".e. Bample PREE. Address Allen H.
Olmatsd, . Key, N. Y.
Kniini-ia in is something that
caused :i man io about when ihe
crowd .'homing, even if lie doesn't
know n hat i: Is about.
One Thimj That Will Live Forever,
!'Ki rrrs kyk DALVK, fjrsi bo sold In
IS117. Inn years ago, i-.i!e increase Marly.
All drug) I or I inuiinl thus., Iliilluli). N. V.
a girl tblnka a man Impertinent if
be Hies to flirt with her and Indlffer
ent il he doesn't.
I lovt BE I'll COLD
ninl wel I-- the io -a Lt p lu Pnenmunm, Tnke Perry
puvlt I' linUilliv mvl tin- liiinuii In nvurti'd, I'll
tQusied fur uouts, dura thrust, qulnay. tic, U6oundfioo,
it takes a woman to tell a secret
ami magnify its importance,
Men. Wlnslow'B Nimtliliiif Syrup.
Knr riiiiitn ii teetblns, ofteni tlio gum, roatoea in-
u... urn. a li'ii. uli.i.v pain, uurun wUiil collu. BM u Ix.ulo.
Don't believe everything you bear
over a telephone wire.
Wanted More. lgH
Francis, aged J 4. was given a bunch BH
of grapes on Ills solemn promise not Btfitll
to "swallow the seeds." Very care- JtBsl
lullv he removed them all, mid en- 9 g
joyed the fruit as a child always does f BH
1 njoy B new goody. When he had re- 1 'H
moved the last grape from its clinging a H
place, he handed the empty stalk to j H
father. Si mH
"Daddy," he said, "will you send I H
this back to tlii1 store and have the 1 M
man put some more grapes on It?" I fa'aB
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hint shot and cannon ball pille tea M
spoon doses of cathartic medicines M
all depend on irritation of the bowels M
until tney sweat enough to move. Cas- H
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BSSBS world tuUliuaboxcsamuata. fjgggj
An absolutely harmlvu rcmrdy for Sort Throat, SBSB
Hoarseness and Coughs. Give inuncduitc ttlut tn
Bronchial and Lunr; Affections.
Fifty years' reputation. BagSSJ
Price, 25 cents, 50 cents and $1.00 per box. H
Sample sent on request, SaggS
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t IiIh (M'i anil s.'inl tn nn- with In "- HOJiajri lH
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