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STE. GENEVIEVE. MLSSOUltt, SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 1012.
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For the flrst time In ten centuries
the 'hrcc Scandinavian kings ot Don
mark, Norway nnd Sweden met at the
same time upon friendly terms, tho
occasion being tho burial of tho Into
King Frederick VIII. at Copenhagen.
Threo hundred and fifty Chicago
kosher meat dealers In this city closed
their shops and notified tho packing
companies that supply them that thoy
would handle no jiarc mea.U-.unUl tho
price was lowored.'
Word was recelvod at tho war de
partment that the American rifle team
won flrst prize at Buenos Ayre3, de
feating teams from Chile, Argentina,
Peru and Ilollvin.
M. des Chanel was elected president
of tho French chamber of deputies by
a vote of 292 to 20S cast for Eugene
Married happily EC years ago, Josh
ua Jones and his wife died of pneu
monia the aamo day at Pittsburg.
The Arizona legislature has con
vened In extraordinary" session to con
sider 35 matters of Importance to the
state. Thirteen of these are consti
tutional provisions requiring legisla
tion to inako them effective.
Alton, 111., has been selected as tho
meeting place for next year's G. A. It.
"The political situation In this coun
try nt presont Is humiliating, too hu
miliating," sadly declared Andrew
Carnegie, wagging his head, as ho
boarded the steamer Celtic for his an
nual pilgrimage to Scotland.
Tho senate flnauce committee, by a
party vote, decided upon an adverse
report upon the wool bill as it came
from the house. ,
Hysterical scenes prevailed at the
Mississippi Suffragist conference when
300 women, representing the cause In
thirteen states, began flinging their
jewels into tho war fund.
The will ot Col. John Jacob Astor,
Titanic victim, was admitted to pro
bate by Surrogate Fowler, nnd letters
testamentary were ordered given to
the oxecutors, J. H. Roosevelt, Doug
lass Hobinsou and Nicholas Diddle.
Damage estimated at $500',000 und
many families homeless are tho re
sults of tho unprecedented rainfall In
eastern Michigan for the past 17 days,
causing tho worst flood conditions In
Senator Winthrop Murray Cratro of
.Massachusetts has announced publicly
that ho would not be a candidate for
ro-eloctton to tho senate. His term
will expire March 3, 1913.
That J. P. Morgan & Co., by sheer
weight of Its name and prestige, was
able to go Into tho open market nnd
by the forco of suggestions persuado
holders of American Bridge company
stock to exchange their holdings for
stock In the Steel Trust, was the
declaration of Perelval Roberts, Jr.,
in the Steel Trust dissolution milt
With little moro than one-third of
the whole vote lu the stato counted,
Col. Roosevolt'8 delegates on the Re
publican ticket and Gov. Harmon's on
tho Democratic preference ballot lead
In Ohio's flrst presidential preference
Ex-Gov. M. U. Patterson, whoso par
don two years ago ot Col, Duncan B.
Cooper, following the conviction of the
latter for tho murder ot United States
Senator E. M. Carmack, furnished one
of tho greatest political sensations
that, has disturbed Tennessee, has re
entered tho field of politics by an-
Alarmed by the seriousness of the
negro revolution in Cuba, the stato de
partment and tho navy department
sent warships und marines to the
"United States naval station at Ouan
tanamo, which city Ib near tho centor
of tho disturbance.
George W, Coleman of Uoston was
re-elected president of the Associated
Advertising Clubs of America.
Out of 244 candidates, one man was
elected bishop by the general confer
ence ot tho Methodist Episcopal
church. Homer C. Stuntz, assistant
corresponding secretary of tho board
of forolgu missions, Now York, was
tho first of tho eight to be elected.
Judge James Longstroet waB burled
at Grenada, Miss, Judge Lougstreot
was one of the most distinguished law
yers In Mississippi and a district at
torney for tho Illinois Central rail
road In Mississippi. ,
Federal officials In Los Angolos an
nounce that within six weeks the en
tire holdings of tho Southorn Pacific
Railroad company In tho oil sections
of California would be attacked by the
government, The railroad's holdings
In tho state are worth millions, com
prising much ot tho richest of tho oil
Dy a vote ot 323 to CI tho Anthra
cite Mine Workers' convention at
Wllkesbarro, Pa., ratified tho agree
ment entered Into by .subcommittees
representing tho mlneVd'and opera
tors. The: dow agreement will be
signed at. once. ' ''rt
A Btriko' oTall tho transport work
ers In Enplund, Wnles, Scotland and
Ireland was called by the nutlonal ex
ocutlvo committee of tho transport
Miss Eva Booth, commander of the
Balvatlou Army In America, departed
from London for Now York.
FasEongera arriving aboard the
steamship Philadelphia report passing
an empty lifeboat ot the Titanic last
Mrs. Anna Hunnlng was convicted
ot the in u'dor ot her. husband Martin
and sentenced to life imprisonment by
a jury in iilllsboro, Mo,
Experimenting to find ways to make
n sane Fourth of July attrnctlve, May
or Oaynor's Now York City committee
arranged a sample electrical display
on Riverside Drive.
Justice Martin J, Kcogh In the su
premo court of Whito Plains, N. Y
refused to appoint a Jury to pass upon
the sanity of Harry K. Thnw. The
decision ot the court was contained In
tho words "Trial by Jury denied."
Moro than $217,000,000 of property
was destroyed by fire In the United
Slates In 1911, according to figures
made public at the annual meeting of
tho national board of flro underwriters.
A verdict of not guilty was returned
In the Cleveland, O., federal court for
tho eight wall paper tnanufneturora
and Jobbers who woro tried for alleged
violation of tho Sherman law in con
Bplrlng In restraint ot trado In tho
conduct of their business.
(Jen. Hstcnez, VaUer. ,f the negro
Insurgents, was captured after a five
hour battle with tho Cuban regulars.
A number of tho Insurreclos were also
Tho body of Clarence- V. T. niche
son, who paid tho penalty lu Boston
for tho murder of Avis Llunell last
October, was burled at the Rlcheson
home, eighteen miles from Lyuchburg,
Francis J, McConnell, president of
Do Paum university, Green Castle.
Ind., Is the fifth bishop to bu elected
at tho present session of tho general
conference ot the Methodist Episcopal
The fight for moro battle ships was
begun in tho house, when considera
tion of the naval appropriation hill,
carrying $U8,S19,837, was begun.
Gen. William Hooth, head and found
er of the Salvation Army, was suc
cessfully operated on for cataract of
the loft eye to restore his sight.
Charles W. Morse, pardoned from
the Atlanta federal prison, returned
from Europe unexpectedly on the
White Star liner Olympic, accompan
ied by Mrs. Morse. lie looked re
markably well, and 3ald that ho was
feeling well. ,
Tho race In Ohio between Gov. Har
mon and Woodrow Wilson In the First
and Second districts (Cincinnati) Is
still uudeclded, although appearances
now Indicate that Wilson will carry
tho two districts. With only six pre
cincts missing, Harmon Is soventy-ono
votes behind. Tho vote: Harmon,
7.47S; Wilson, 7,519.
The worst blow yet suffered by the
militant suffragettes of Great Hrlialn
came when Frederick Pethlck Law
rence, barrister; his wife, Mrs. Em
mellno Pethlck Lawrence, the Joint
editors of Votes for Women, and Mrs.
Emmollne Pankhurst were sontenced
to servo nine months- In prison.
Oov. W. F. Siubbs pf Knnsns ad
mitted that he probably would bo a
candidate for the United States sen
ate beforo tho legislature next winter.
His natnu has been used In that con
nection n number of times during the
present campaign, but ho said he nev
er had told anyono he was a candi
date. Defeated In his ambition to wrest
tho rulershlp of Mexico from Fran
cisco I. Madoro, Gen. Pascuale Oro.co
Is In retreat from Rellano toward the
northurn border of Moxlco with his
Tho deadlock was broken at the
Methodist general conference by tho
election of Dr. William O. Shopard of
Chicago and Dr. Thoodore S. Header
Bon of New York.
Troop 13 of tho Fourth United States
cavalry chased a band of 300 Mexican
rebel soldiers across a wagon road
which marks tho boundary between
the United States and Moxlco.
H. Cronberg flow In his neroplano
from Nieuport, Belgium, across tho
English Channel, circled over Dover,
dropped a written message and do
parted for tho French coast without
The uprising In Aero territory, Bra
zil, is growing serious. Seven hun
dred armed men demanded tho resig
nation of tho prefect, Gen, Arlpo. A
fight followed and seventy persons
The sixth ballot for bishops In the
Methodist Episcopal general confer
ence, given out, resulted In no elec
tion. Tho Turkish troops who nurrend
ered to the Italians lu tho Island of
Rhodes number 2,300, Including thirty
olght officers. Tho Italian troops
seized 4,000 rifles nnd four batteries
Tho baseball strlko Is ended. An
agreement satisfactory to Han John
son, president of tho American league,
President Navln of tho Detroit club
and the Insurgent players was ropoit
ed and tho strikers will resumo play
ing. Hooker T. Washington, negro edu
cator, who wus dined at tho White
House by Col. Roosovelt when presi
dent, In a letter to a friend In Cin
cinnati donlea that ho Is for tho colo
nel for president.
Tho federal government mado a new
move In Its effort to enforce tho Sher
man law. It began an action against
Herman Slelnken and seven other de
fendants for a rocelvor for 050,000
bags of coffoe, "more or less," now
stoied In tho South Brooklyn ware
houses of tho Now York Dock com
pany. The deaths of two of tho persons
Injured In a railway collision near tho
Garo du Nord, Franco, bring the num
ber ot killed to thlrtoon. Tho Injured
Clarence V. T. Itlehoson's brain wan
found to bo normal by Medical Kx
aulner Majrath, who completed a do
tailed ixamlnatlou ot tho body of the
Albert Prince, ucgro convict and
slayer of Deputy Warden Davis at the
Nebraska penitentiary luBt February,
Ib to dip on the gallows at tho prlcon
Friday, Aug. 30.
SAFETY FOR SHIPS
Collision Device Now Adopted In
United States Navy.
COMPRESSED AIR IS SECRET
By Its Use, When Existing Equipment
Is Coupled Up, Water It Expelled
From Damaged Compartments
and Is Kept Out. i
By GEORGE CLINTON.
Washington. Tho United States
battleship -North Carolina, now lying
In tbo.Jfortsiuputh navy yard;. Is bolng
fitted with a 'few slmplo dovlcea
which, according to her commandor,
CapL Q. C. Marsh, will permit her to
hit as big an Iceberg as did' the Ill
fated Titanic, to hit It Just as hard
nnd yet to stay afloat for perhaps
long enough to como Into port under
her own steam at any rate long
enough so that the crew could bo
picked up and brought to safety. Two
words sum up tho wholo story com
It la the story not of a now Inven
tion, hut of tho new application of a
well-known and well-tried method.
Perhaps tho most vivid Illustration of
what the North Carolina expects to be
able to do Is what actually was done
In tho case or tho Yankne.
Tho engineers who tried to raise
that foundered ship and Captain
Mnrsh was one of them flrst set, the
pumps to going. Nothing happened
except tho throb-throb of tho pumps.
Tho water refused to go down. The
engineers were nstounded. They
thought It over and they set out on a
now tack. 4
On top of tho coffer dam whtah
reached down to Just nbovo tho water
lino they built a little air lock. Com
pressed air was forced Into tho water
filled compartments below, nnd, In the
words of Captain Marsh, "the water
went out like pushing a ball." Tho
workmen descended Into tho cavity
and found tho leak flvo small rivet
holes. Had thero been compressed
air pumps on tho Titanic a similar
miracle might havo been worked.
Water Forced Out and Kept Out.
"I havo seen," writes n mnn who
;hlnks that compressed air will bo the
solution of many of tho dnngcrs which
threaten modern ocoan-golng liners,
'Captain Marsh open tho sea cocks,
flood his forward trimming tanks, and
thon, by turning on tho compressed
air, forco out the sea water In Ave
minutes, and by keeping on tho com
pressed air keep tho water out, al
though all sea cocks remained open."
Every, one familiar with the wreck
ing operations of toduy will nt once
comprehend tho simple physical prin
ciple Involved. Your ship, let us say,
strikes another ship, an Icoberg, or a
dorollct, and a hole Is stovo In her.
The .water rushes In. It finds Itself
confined to a reasonably water-tight
chamber which can be shut off from
the rest of tho vessel by doors. If
the walls of tho bulkhead nro strong
enough the ship can go ahead, carry
ing the extra burden of water. But
It Is better, of course, to remove the
water and close tho hole, or at tho
very least to strengthen the walls of
tho bulkhead so that they may with
stand tho added prcssuro of tho water
a pressure which at a depth of 30
feet below tho surfaco of tho sea
would amount to 15 pounds per square
Tho proposition then Is to turn com
pressed air Into the neighboring com
partments, re-enforclng them and pre
venting water- from leaking into them
either from tho damaged one or from
a strained pinto on tho hull ot the ves
sel. This accomplished, you hnve In
sured your ship from sinking for tho
time being. Tho next step Is to turn
tho compressed air Into tho bulkhead
where tho tear Is, thus driving out tho
water to tho level .of tho bottom of
the tear. Conditions now are such that
workmen can patch up tho rent moro
or less effectually, nfter which tho
rest of the water can bo sucked out
and the Bhip proceed to repair deck.
Expense la Not Great.
As hns been said, tho North Caro
lina is now being fitted up bo that slio
2tn rescue herself after this fashion.
The new cruiser Utah Is already pro
vided with tho necessary apparatus.
At first blush It sounds as If n com
pressed nir equipment which would bo
powerful enough nnd widely enough
distributed o bo nblo to flit any bulk
head on a great steel vessel with com
pressed air at a moment's notice
would be prohibitively exponslvo. But
Captain Marsh's experience Is quite
sthcrwlso. A tow hundred dollars
certainly loss than a thousand will
cover tho entire cost. Hero Is tho
way of It:
Tho modern battleship nlroady has
tho two essential things tho com
pressed nlr pump and tho systom of
pipes running ovorywhoro. Tho com
pressed nlr apparatus Is regularly
jsed for blowing smoko nnd gases out
of the big guns, tho pipes nro tho
Ore mains, tho ventilator pipes es
pecially those from tho coat bunkers
and tho "sounding tubos" tho ver
tical pipes which drop straight from
;ho deck Into tho hold, and through
which soundings ot tho bllgo water
iro takon, Your system, thon, re
quires only coupling up to bo com
ploto. That, In a word, Is what Is being
dono on board the North Carolina.
General Brush Retired.
Today there are on tho nctlvo list
of tho regular army only three offi
cers who raw1 sorvlco lu tho Civil wnr.
Prig. Gen. Daniel II. Brush has retired
wtlhln n day or two and with IiIh re
tirement tho last general ofllcor of
the army who saw Civil war duty
passed from tho scene of field duty.
There always baa been a dlsputo as
to whether MnJ, Oon. Frederick Dent
Grant, who died a fow weeks ago, had
n right to bo considered a vetornn ot
the Civil war. Grant was under fire
In tho sixties, but It has been held
that ho obtained that distinction only
becauso of his somewhat adventurous
boy Bplrlt which led him to wnnder
awny from hla father's headquarters
to be made, the target tor somo scat
tering shots of the enemy. Tho
younger Grant was not sworn into the
sorvlco during tho Civil war.
Four nontenant generals nro car
ried on the retired rolls of tho United
Stntes army. Tho ranking officer
whoso narao appears there Is Nelson
A. Miles. One year ago General Miles,
71 years old, was thrown from hla
horso whllo riding on Jho Potomac
driveway. Ho was badl hurt and for
a tlmo fear was outor&lned that ho
might not recover, but today ho Ib up
and about, and apparently Is fit for
another campaign, If such wcro neces
sary, against either the Sioux, tho
Nez Percos, tho Arapaboes, tho Klo
waa, tho Pawnees, tho Cheycnncs,
tho Blackfeet or tho Apaches, for with
the- braves of every one ot these tribes
tho general has measured cunning and
Chaffee's Bravery at Santiago.
Adnn It. Chaffeo Is n lieutenant
general on tho retired list, ran. ',ng be
tween Gencrala S. B. M. Young and
John C. Bates. Ills civilian garb can
not hide tho soldier figure, and If the
evidence of form wore not there, Char
fee's face would show that most ot
his llfo had boon spent In tho open,
and moreover In a position ot com
mand. When ho was a colonel ChafTeo was
In command at ono part of tho field In
front of Santiago where tho bullets
wero flying thick enough to mako tho
situation uncomfortable. Captain Lee,
a British army officer who had been
sent to Cuba to watch tho operations
of tho war, and who of courso was a
noncombatant, wroto a story about
tho fight In which ho said that noth
ing was more magnificent than the
courogo ot Col. A. R. Chaffee on that
occasion. Everybody under orders ex
cept ChafTeo took such cover as could
bo obtained. Tho colonel turned to
Captain Lee, who seemed reluctant to
consider that seeking cover was the
proper thing, nnd said: "You had
bettor get something In front of you.
Thero Is no use being killed nt this
stage of tho game." Loo took to cover,
but In telling tho story he added:
"I noticed that ChafTeo refused to fol
low his own advice."
"Moral" Bills Annoy Them.
Occasionally congress urges that It
must must bo excused for not doing
moro legislative work because time
is lost by listening to actlvo persons
who aro pressing for the passage of
"moral measures." Of courso this
plea is moro or less pleasantly hu
morous, but tho country probably has
no adequate Idea of the immense num
ber of moral reforms that congress
Is askod to bring about by proper leg
islation each year.
It Is a sad mistake to suppose that
tho only Washington lobbyist Is tho
gentleman who would safeguard tho
Interests of capital and whoso check
book Is as conveniently placed as his
handkerchief. Organizations closely
allied with the churches havo their
lobbyists In tho corridors and, whllo
It may involve a statement hard to
be believed by some people, it must
be snld In truth that as a rulo their
lobby la moro powerful than tho ono
which would mako for Immorality.
Thero Is n certnln reform bureau
at work so constantly that Its labors
may bo said to bo continuous, which
at one time had eight bills In con
gress of which It was urging tho pas
sage, bills, to use tho bureau's own
words, which worn Intended "to make
tho laws of Christ to somo degree tho
laws of this world." This ono bureau
at ono tlmo had endorsed "and com
mended to churches nnd reform soclo
ties for support" leglBlntivo measures
to remove tho federal shield In Inter
stato commerco from "original pack
ages" Imported Into tho "dry' terri
tory; to prohibit Interstate transmis
sion ot rnco gambling odds and beta;
to prohibit interstate transportation
nnd description of prize fights; to pro
hibit Sundny toll and traffic In the
District of Columbia: to prohibit
loons In Hawaii; to prohibit United
States district nttornoys from engag
ing In private practice; to forbid
liquor In ships and buildings used by
tho United States government, nnd to
restrain traffic in opium.
Fear Reform Movements.
Now hero was a roform bureau that
had undertaken a good deal. It ia
a power and is a power. It must bo
understood that criticism of all kinds
has been directed at members of tho
organization from tlmo to time, but
criticism docs not seem to havo af
fected tho spirit or tho mental and
bodily activities of tho reformers.
Congress Is always afraid of a reform
movement. Now this does not mean
that congressmen nro cowards, but
thero aro some reform movements
which congressmen simply do not be
lieve In nnd which probably they
think that tho masses of tho people of
tho country do not believe In, but
thoy nro afraid of having their posl
In fact, It hnabeon said of members
of congress frequently that they
stand for Immorality, and this chnrgo
has been made simply because some
members havo fo'.t that tho reforms
which woro nsked wcro not to bo
brought about by laws, but rather by
the teachings of church nnd school
and that perhaps roally tho reforms
woro not roforma nt nil, being merely
attempts on tho part of certain peo
plo to dictate how other people should
live and perhapa bring up their cbl.
2,000 SEE NEGRO
BURNED AT STAKE
LYNCHERS GATHER AT TYLER,
TEX., JAIL WHEN GIRL'S AS
SAILAINT IS RETURNED.
PYRE IS ON PUBLIC SQUARE
Victim, Attacked Near Town, Was
Left for Dead, but Is Living
Negro Confesses as the
.. ' .
Tyler, Tox. Dan Davis!- a young
negro, was burned to death 'at n stake
lu tho streets of Tyler, after ho had
confessed to attacking Miss Carrie
Johnson of this city, u week ngo. Two
thousand persons participated in the
Davis had signed a statement con
fessing to the assault, but before tho
match was touched to tho pile ot wood
on which tho negro had been bound
by the mob he was again asked If
ho was guilty.
"I am gulity," he cried, and a mo
ment later the flames wero leaping
high above his head.
Mob Awalt'j Confession.
Davis was brought hero from Ath
ens, Tex. When momhers of the sher
iff's posse arrived at the Jail with tho
negro they wero confronted by sev
eral hundred citizens, who waited un
til Davis had written his confession,
then demanded that he bo turned over
Officers and citizens who had gath
ered Inside the Jail protested but
finally surrendered the negro to tho
mob, whoso numbers mado protest
useless, the officers say. From the
Jail Davis was led to the public square
where several wagon loads of wood
had been piled. He, was tied to a rail
and after he reiterated his confession
a match was applied and tho fl'iines
Crowd Watches Fire Burn Out.
The mob .stood around tho Are until
It had died down nnd little waa left
but charred bones and ashes.
The work of the lynchers was dono
quickly nnd quietly, Tho determination
of tho men who had tho execution in
charge appeared to have a s.iberlug
effect upon them,
Makes Air Duration Record
New Yorks .The. American - record
for duration of flight of an aviator was
broken by Paul Peck of Washington
at Nascsau boulevard, on Long Island.
For four hours, 23 minutes nnd 15 sec
onds Peek soared In great circles at
a height of 2,000 feet.
To Build Stadium at Yafe.
Now Haven, Conn. Definite plans
for tho now Yalo stadium, which Is to
cost $700,000, have been completed.
The graduate committee favors a coli
seum or boatlike structure to seat be
tween 50,000 and 00,000.
Ends Life to Protect Father.
Missoula, Mont. Because lie did not
wish to bo a 'witness against hla
fathor, undor Indictment on a chnrgo
of burglary, Arthur Shellhorn, 11 yeara
old, killed himself here.
Revolt Confined to One Province.
Hnvana. Reports ot fighting and
heavy firing In the vicinity of Havana
aro not substantiated. Thero aro no
Insurrectos In this province Tho re
bellion is confined to the negroes of
Fourteen Refuse Diplomas.
Cleveland, O. Becauso two seniors
wcro denied diplomas at tho Beora
high school commencement, tho 1 1 re
maining members of tho class handed
back their diplomas.
River Floods Nearly Over.
Vlcksburg, Miss. Gradual restora
tion to conditions resombllng normal
Is following the rocedlng ot tho Hood
In tho lower Mississippi valley. Tho
relief camps at Hickman, Ky,, main
tained for moro than a month, and nt
Memphis and Helena, Ark., wero
Storm Wrecks Dirigible.
Ieipslg, Germany. The dirigible
balloon Parsovnl VI. was destroyed by
being torn from her anchor by a
squnll. Ono of tho soldlera on guard
near tho balloon waa Injured by the
Guild Seeks Crane's Seat.
Boston. It Is virtually settled that
Curtis Guild, American ambassador to
Russia, will bu the candidate ot the
Massachusetts republicans for United
States senator to succeed Winthrop
Census Now 101,000,000.
Washington. The total population
now living undor tho American flag Is
101,000,000, The census bureau an
nounced these corrected figures.
Hope for Wilbur Wright.
Dayton.i O, Fresh hope for the re
covery of Wilbur Wright, tho aviator,
who has been critically ill of typhoid
favor, was Inspired among tho mem
burs of his family and the physicians
attending him by his condition.
Would Divorce Pinching Husband,
Cincinnati, O. Alleging that her
husband pinched her arm so hard that
It beenmo lJurk ami hluo, Mrs. Cor
rlne Woodward filed suit for a divorce
from Melville 13, Woodward, who op
ji'iUea a mall order bustuosa.
Packers Ouster Continued.
Jefferson City The nuater proceed
ings agnlnst the big packers was con
tinued again to Juno 15 to give Frank
Hngorman and other attorneys tor tho
companies time In wide'' to read testi
mony taken by Attorney General Ma
jor preliminary, to filing the suits and
testimony culled from the govern
ment's criminal prosecution of packers
at Chicago. Judge Danlol Dillon, spe
cial commissioner, made a ruling re
quiring the attorneya for the pnekers
to notify him by Juno 3 as to whether
they would consent to the Introduc
tion of tho testimony Indicated. If
they protest they must produce the
witnesses on Juno 13 who gave the
Won't Lie, Stays 'fn Jail.
Springfield. A. L. Elliot prefers to
stny In Jail rather than sign the sched
ule of release required by law stipu
lating that he had "no money with
which to pay his lino or buy food"
while Imprisoned. As a result ho re
mains a prisoner in the Green county
Jail, though his sentence expired. Ei
1 lot declared that he had spent about
$05 while In Jail for food, and didn't
care to swear to a lie. Tho sheriff
was ordered to hold the man la prison
until he signed.
Class Tree Is Planted,
Columbia. Miss Ethel Fisher of
Sullivan, president of the qonlor class
at Stephens Collego, planted the class
tree, the first formal event of com
mencement week. Tho other members
of tho class who wero on the class
day programme wore:. Miss Ruth
Stamper, Moberly, class prophet; Miss
Dona Martin, VInlta, Ok., historian;
Miss Irby Brown, San Angelo, Tex.,
clnss poet: Miss Mayday Clark, VInlta,
Ok., class will.
Roads Ask Lower Valuation.
Jefferson City. Klmbrough Stone,
attorney for the Chicago & Great
Western Railway, made an argument
beforo the bonrd of equalization In bo
half of that company. The Milwaukee
road was represented by Tax Attorney
Dudley, and tho St. Louis Southwest
ern by Tax Attorney Conway. All
tho companies aro asking that their
assessments be placed the same as
Ball No High-Brow Affair.
Columbia. No cabs, no llowera, no
dress suits. This Is tho rulo laid down
by the girls at the University ot Mis
souri for tho annual senior ball. Al
though tho ball is usually the biggest
and most formal affair of the school
year, it will bo entirely Informal this
year. It will bo held June 10 In tho
Calkins Heads Bankers.
Joplln, R, R. Calkins of St. Joseph
was elected president of tho Missouri
Bankers' Association nnd tho twenty
second annual convention adjourned.
J. B. Jennings of Moberly was ad
vanced to vice-president and It. S.
Ilawes of St. Louis elected treasurer.
W. F. Keyser of Sedalla was ro-elected
Sues on Cashier's Bond.
Macon. Suit has been tiled In tho
Macon circuit court by tho Cltlzoo'a
bank of Macon, a concern which la
now In liquidation, against the United
States Fidelity and Guaranty Company
of Baltimore, ou two $5,000 bonds, to
guarantee tho faithful performance of
hla duties by the cashier, Lon Haynos,
Dog Bite Kills Foreman.
Sedalla. Marshall Kelly, section
foreman for the Missouri, Knnsaa &
Texae Railway company nt Pa-notm,
Kas., died at tho company's hospital
In Sedalla of hydrophobia. Kelly was
bitten by a dog at Parsons last Fob
ruary. Ho had been at the hospt'al
Road Files Appeal Bond,
Mexico. The Mexico, Santa Fo &
Porry Traction Company executed n
$90,000 bond to peifect nu appeal from
tho Ixmlsiana court of common pleas.
In this court the Frit In Bamlulci; Con
struction company got judgment
ngalust tho traction company for $17,
900,17. Two Injured In Wreck.
Columbia. In a wreck on tho Wa
bash railroad between Centrnlla nnd
Columbia, two men woro Injured. Tho
engine and threo freight cars left the
track and rolled down an embank
ment. Men on Scaffold Endangered by Gale,
Springfield. Lives of a number of
workmen on the Greono county court
liouso wero endangered when a wind
storm blew down tho scaffolding on
which thoy were working. No one was
Backs Tailn for Lost Bag.
Mnrshllold, A Frisco train was
stopped ami backed two miles when
Ju&t out of Springfield to pick up n
handbag dropped out of the diner win
dow by Mrs. E, Colo, formerly of St.
Woman Slays Her Husband.
Cape Girardeau. Mrs. Waltor Stan
ley shot and killed her husband nt
Chnffeo. Stanley wns a harbor nnd Is
said to have boon drinking. Mrs. Stan
ley claims Belf-defeuBe, na lior hus
band was beating her,
College Appoints Acting Dean.
Columbia. HovO, D. Edwnrda has
been nppplntod nctlng dean of tho Mlu
soui Blblo collese. Ho wll succeed
Rev. C. M. Sharpe, whoj will hend
the Disciples' Divinity Houbp, at qui
THEIR OWN PROPERTY
WORKING PARTNERS HAD A
RIGHT TO INFORMATION.
Fall River Cotton Magnates Have No
Right to Feeling of "Consterna
tion" That Buslneso "Secrets'
Have Become Known.
"Consternation" and "ahockod be
yond monaure" are among the expres
sions descriptive of tho feelings of
somo of tho Fall Itlver cotton mill
When tho tariff board sought Infor
mation on which to base tho schedules
for a proposed revlston of tho cotton
rates, these Massachusetts factory,
owners opened their bookstand fur
nlaHed datn. "Th'eyttiMUiniMelt
possible the facta concerning their
business ever would be given to the
Thoy nasert. thoy had no suspicion
that their "Innermost business secrets
would bo tabulated nnd given to the
world." Hence, when tabulation and
publicity confront them, "consterna
tion" provnlla nnd they are "shocked
Theso Fall Itlver gentlemen should
tako counsel of tho teachings of the
flrst principles of philosophy.
What, according to tho familiar nr
gumentB of tho protectionists, la the
foundation of tho tariff Idea? Why,
.tho benefit of the worklngmen, ot
Tho outcome of that Idea la that
tho employers and tho employed aro
In a partnership, tho principal argu
ment for which Ib tho bettering ot the
condition of tho employed.
What, then, could bo moro logical
or moro proper than that tho partners
who do tho work should be Informed
concerning tho details of the busi
ness? If, aa result of tho tariff hoard's In
vestigations, tho working partners
havo secured such Information, thoy
havo obtained what was tbeirs by
right. And thero should be no occa
sion for "consternation" on tho part
of tho managing members of the part
nership. Cant "Embarrass" Roosevelt.
In one of his speeches Itooscvelt, In
nnswer to a question, "Where's Per
kins?" replied: "He's for mo. You
can't put a question to mo that will
embarrass me for a moment." No ono
will d'lsputo tho truth of that atate
monL Thero nro somo men and
Roosovelt Is ono ot them, by his own
admission who can not bo "embar
rassed" by anything. So we nre not
surprised that, even tiftor Mr. Taft
had told tho wholo truth about Lor
lmer, and proved that ho was, nB ho
always had been, against him, and
showed that ho had oven consulted
the third termer nB to the most offeo
t;to way to deal with the case In the
senate, Itooscvelt should say: "Mr.
Taft came hero to explain that ho did
not like Mr. Lorlmcr, having kept his
dislike prlvnto and confidential "until
nfter he lost Illinois." A man who
could say such a thing aa that, In tho
faco of proof to tho contrary, la be
yond tho possibility of being "embar
rassed." And this Is the man who re
fused Information as to tho harvester
trust to the senato committee, who
stopped tho suit against tho harvester
trust, and who enrted away to tho
White Houso tho papers In tho Steol
trust case lest congress should get
hold of them. Ho Is like "tho African
monarch, tho splendid, unabashed, un
ashamed," and, we hope, "unattend
ed." It Is truo that you can not put
a question to him that will "embar
rass" him. It Is also truo that you
can not put ono to him unless you
corner him na the man In bis audi
enco did that ho will nnawor.
The Third Term.
Iuordlunto ambition, a lust for pow
er, a vanity ao excesslvo that It
touches tho very vorgo of madness,
an utter contempt for tho people for
Mr. Roosovelt has always entertained
a profound contempt for tho people,
although, with tho craft of tho dema
gogue, he haa over posed aa tholr
friend and champion nnd a defiance
of tho wisdom of the fathors of tho
republic and tho teachings of history
havo combined to mako Mr. Itoosc
velt hunger to occupy tho "White
Houso for tho third tlmo. no la am
bitious to bo Cnosar nnd to Implant
Caesarlsm upon tho United Stntes.
To reach tho oorulo chair ho haa had
to use tho degger ot treachery and to
trample upon his solemn promises.
For theso ho cares nothing. Ho atabs
hla friend with as little remorse as
ho shows shamo.whon ho la reminded
of hla repudiated plodge. Utterly with
out aharao, utterly unscrupulous, ut
terly without conaclenco or sense of
honor, ho la willing to do anything, to
lend himself to any bnao plot, to re
sort to any falsity to become Caesar.
For him the republic exIstB only n8 ho
can mnko It his personal property.
A. Maurlco Low, In Harper's Weekly,
' Not Mr. Perkins' Method.
Those who rend Mr. Perkins' state
ment of his contributions to campaign
purposes undorstaudlngly nro not like
ly to think ho was trying to give n
realistic imitation of Mr. E. Z. Mark.
Mr, Perkins did not acquire hla mtL- -
lions or his position ub a Morgan
partner nnd director In tho greatest
tniBts over organized li tho world,,
through paying out money without cor.
tulnty ot goltlng valuo for ft. He' haa
never been, to put It mildly, known ; wV- ji