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Were First Hade aoo Years Ago
The lead poucil, the most com
mon of all writing impliments,
is somewhat over 200 years old.
The term "lead pencil," how
over, is a misnomer, as", in a
mineralogical sense, there is not
a particle of lead in its compo
sition. Tlio lead pencil origi
nated with tho discovery of the
graphite mines in England in
1C01. As graphite so greatly re
sembles galena, tho German
name for which was bloiglanzit
was given tho name of biel, or
lead. In tho early days of lead
pencil making tho graphito was
sawed into thin sheets nnd cut
into strips smallor and smaller,
until they wero of a sie to bo
covored with light wooden slips,
and thus servo as pencils. Tho
first pencils created much excite
ment. Tho graphito mines of
England wero -considered of in
estimable value, and wore pro
tected by law. But there was
great waste first in digging, for
many or tlio pieces wero too
small for cutting, and again in
the manner of cutting tho graph
ite, which was so crude that
half tho material was lost. So a
binding substance had to bo in
vented. Glue, gum, isinglass
and other substances wero tried,
but the graphito was only ren
dered hard and brittle and of un
even hardness, its marks wero
faint and indistinct, and in
those days if tlio point broke it
was quite an undertaking to
sharpen it again. Ejrst, tlio
wood had to be cut awayJahd tho
graphito heated over a light to
soften it, after which it was
drawn to a point with the fin
gers. In 1785 Conte, a French
man, came on tlio idea of using
pulverized graphito and binding
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clay. This discovery resulted in
pencils of varying hardness, ac
cording to tho amount of bintl
ing'clay added, and each poncil
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Everything Is in perfect order. Too
much can not ho said to tho credit
of Air. Ilopgood tho keoper.
Many of the citizens of Knrllngton
sent Christinas gifts to tho poor
Sunday, could they have seen tho
suushino their gifts brought the un
fortunate, they would feel amply ro
wnrded. It Is Indeed more blessed
to glvo than to receive.
.Lot this bo our prayer for this en-
tiro week ".Lord creato in me a
clean heart and fill it with Thyself"
thatwo may have a good start In
Wo nro not accurate weather
prophets, but feel safo In saying
that It will ho warmer the 25th of
July than the 2oth of December.
Not many of us 'will be hero this
time next century.
Willie Grcenlleld, of Montana, is
visiting friends bore.
Miss Car,, of Kvausville, is visit
jng Miss Ella Hawking., ,
Mr. and Mrs. W. II. lloss aro vis
iting friends at St. Charles this
Miss Ruble Sedmon, of Madteon
vlllo, Is visiting Miss Lena Bttlley.
The Christian Endeavor visited
the poor houso Sunday with many
James Alexander was at Hopkins
Miss Mary Campbell, of Hopkins
vllle, is visiting friends here.
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THE SUNDAY SCHOOL.
LESSON XIV-FOUrtTH QUARTER, IN
TERNATIONAL SERIES, DEC. 31.
Tovt of the Lemon, n Comprehenslre
Quarterly UctleTr Golden Text, Ps.
clll, 2 Commentary Prepared by
lic Het. D, M. Stearns.
Copyright, 1S90, by D. M Stearns
I.rsso.x I. Joy In God's houso (Pa.
cxxil). Golden Text, Vs. cxxll, 1, "I was
glad when they sold unto me, Let us go
Into tlio house of the Lord." It Is nlways
right nud picturing to God to consider the
Jens nnd Jerusalem. I'lrst offerings
mul first efforts for them bring sure
blessing, according to vcree 0 In connec
tion with which boo the command In Isa.
Ull, 0, 7. Itemcmber that God's way Is
always, Tlie kingdom llrst, then all else
will be added (Math. l, 33).
Lessov II. llrtmnn'fl plot against tho
Jows (Kst. Ill, 1-11). Golden Text,
Rom. Till, 31, "If God bo for us who can
ho ngniint us?" In nil the Bible we sec
the conflict between the doill and his
agents and God "hmKlIls people.. The
odrrsary often sccmsto triumph, and
so It will be tlllithe Kingdom comes, hut
the I.nmb shall .overcome, for lie is
King of kings and Lord of lords (Iter,
xvll, 14). Let us he comforted by the
assurance that God Himself Is a hedge
and a wall of fire about Ills people, nnd
none can touch them without Ills per
mission (Job I, Zcch. II).
I.tssov III Bather pleading for her
people (Bst. Till, 3-8 and 1G-17). Golden
Text, I's. xxxtII, C, "Commit thy way
unto the Lord. Trust also In Him, nnd
He shall bring It to pass." Esther fast
ing and praying and taking her life In
her hand on behalf of her people Is sue-
gesmo or Illm wno laid down His life
for us, suffering In our stead.
J.esson IV. dra's Journey to Jerusa
lem (Ezra Till, 21-a2). Golden Text,
Ezra Till, 22, "The hand of our God Is
upon all them for good that seek Him."
Brra's trnst was In the Lord God, tho
God of hem en, nnd looking to Him alone
he Ect forth on the long journey, nnd
God took special care of them nnd de
livered them from the hand of tho en
emy. When any onorelies wholly on
tho Lord, He will show Himself strong
for them (II Chron. xvi, 0), hut their
heart must he right with Him seeking
only His glory.
Lesson V. Psalms of deliverance (Ps.
lxxxr anil exxvi). Golden Text, Ps.
exxvi, 5, "They that sow in tears shall
reap In joy." r Tho lessons In Esther and
Ezra suggest these songs of praise for
deliverances'. Difficult places in our
lives give God opportunities to show Ills
power. When people are nt their wits'
end (all their wisdom swallowed up),
then He brlngeth them out of their dis
tresses (Ps. evil, 27, 28 and margin).
Lesson VI. Xehemiah's prayer (N'ch.
i, 1-11) Golden Text, Neh. 1, 11. "Pros
per, I pray thee, thy servant this day."
Here again we are reminded of our Lord
Jesus as we see Nehcmiali forgetting
himself nnd his position nnd bearing the
burden of his poor, afflicted people In
Jerusalem ready to go to them and bear
nllliction with them if only ho might help
them. In chapter ii. 1. 5. we sec the
possibility of praying even while talking
to a person, nnd of relying upon God for
the words wo speak.
Lesson VII. Itebuildlng the avails of
Jerusalem (Neb. iv, 7-18). Golden Text,
Math, xxvl, 41, "Watch nnd pray." Xe
hemiah having obtained the favor of
the King, came to Jerusalem and encour
aged the people to rebuild the walls.
They took hold with a will, and the wall
was finished. Tho enemies did not fall
to get In their work of persevering hin
drance nnd discouragement and plotting
to ocrthrow, but Xchcmiah's reliance
upon God gained for thorn the victory.
Lesson VIII. Public reading of the
Scriptures (N'ch. viii, 1-12). Golden
Text, Neh. vlil, 3, "Tho cars of nil the
people were nttentlvc unto tho Book of
the lnw." The greatest thing on earth
is to know God, and there U no way to
know Him but by His word. He saves
us, that we may willingly obey Him (Isa.
I, IS, 10) and thus be abundantly blessed.
Lessov IX. Woes of intemperance.
(Prov. xxlli, 29 30). Golden Text, Prov.
xx, 1, "Wine is a mocker, strong drink
la raging, and whosoever Is deceived
thereby is not wise." The great deceiver
and murderer and father of lies has
many devices, by means of which he
beeks to ruin body and soul, but strong
drink N ono of his best destroyers, for
when lie gets u person filled with drink
they are so completely under his lnflu
enco he can do what he w 111 through them.
Lesson X. Keeping tho Sabbath
(Neh. xiii, 15 22). Golden Text, fir. xx,
8, "Hemember tho Sabbath day to keep
It holy." In this busy world-pot many
people find timo to get acquainted with
God, so He has graciously given us one
day in seven on which He may specially
meal Himself to those who deslro to
know Him, and Ho tells us that If we
will conscientiously glvo Him the wholo
of this (lay wo will learn to delight our
selves in Illni, nnd doing so we shall ob
tain tho desires of our hearts (Isa. Iviii,
13. 11; Ps. xxxvll, 4).
Lnsso.N XL Lessons in giving (Mai. I,
0-11 nnd HI, 8-12). Golden Text. II Cor.
Ix. 7, "God lovcth a cheerful giver."
The word "cheerful"-Is literally "hilari
ous" and is not used elsewhere In tho
New Testament. The spirit of giving,
which God loves. Is seen In the gifts of
tho peoplo for tho tabernacle nnd tem
ple (Ex. xxxv, 20; rxxvl, 0, 7; I Chroa.
xxlx, 0), David would not offer that
which cost him nothing (II Sam. ixlv,
24), and Mary brought that which was
very costly (John xil, 3), and the poor
widow cast In all she had, even all her
living (Mark xii, 44). One-tenth of our
Income and one-seventh of our time Is
tho least- wo should offer Illm. Let us
gho Him nil, nnd do It hilariously, for
He gave Himself for us.
Lesson XII. Fruits of right nud
wrongdoing (MaL III, 13, to Iv, C). Golden
Text, Gal. tI, 7, "Whatsoever a man
soweth, that shall ho also reap." God,
who put in tho garden of Eden nil that
Is pleasant to tho sight nnd good for food
nnd who so loved us ns to glvo Ills only
begotten, well beloved Son, loves to fill
His people with His nbundanco and
takes special Interest in all who will let
. Lesson XIII. Christ's coming fore
told (Isa. Ix, 2-7). Golden Text, Luko 11,
11, "Unto you Is born this dav In din
city of David a Saviour, which Is Christ
tho Lord." As truly as He came once
In great humiliation to suffer nnd die for
our sins, bo surely will He come again in
rlory ns King of Israel nnd King of
kings, and the whole earth shall bo Idled
with His glory. The church, His body,
will meet Hlra on His way nnd return
with nim to reign over tho earth.
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Rov. I. II.iTeel will preach at ther
(Jhrlstlnn Church noxt Sunday morn
ing nnd night. This is tho flftli Sun
day, nnd ns MrPeel has uo npnolnt
mont elsewhere, ho, gives this day to
his I'arllngton congregation.
About fifty colored convortu were
baptised at Ilopkinsvllle Sunday.
Subaerlho for Tun 3Jei:.
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Topic For tho Week Ilriflnnlna Dec.
, ai Comment by Iter. S. II. Doyle.
JVTorir Th heavenly record Luke x, 20; Bev.
Ill, 15. (A New Yeat'i meeting )
Tho references In theso passages nro
to tho "book of Hfe,"nn expression of
frequent occnrrcnco In tho Scriptures.
JnT'lts flgnrativo uao In tho Old Testa
ment it Is tho register of tho covenant
popple. Thero nnd elsowhero it nlso re
fers to tho list which God keeps in
heaven of those who tiro Hto. whose
nanus, ns It were, aro written in n
book, giving them a tltlo to eternal
lifo. "It contains a list of tho rlghteons
nnd insures to thoso whoso names uro
written therein ltfo before God Ilrht in
tho earthly kingdom of God nnd then
eternal lifo nlso." It Is tho record book
of God, in which Ho keeps tho nauies
of thoso who nro falthfnl nnd trno to
Him In Christ and from which Ho blots
out the names of all who nro nnfnlthfnl
to Him. Tho reference suggests that
1. If onr nnmea nro written iu tho
book of lifo, it should cause ns great
joy (Lnko x, 20). To tho 70 on their
return from thoir missionary tonr nnd
their report of their great power that
oven devils were subject to them Jeans
said, "Notwithstanding, in this rojoico
not that tho spirits nro subject unto
yon, but rojoico rnther becauso yonr
names nro written In heaven." To
havo power over evil spirits for tho
good of mankind would certainly bo
cnuso for rejoicing, but how much
greater canse for rejoicing is tho fact
that our names nro written in this
Lamb's book of life. That record tells
ns that wo nro .saved saved for timo
nnd eternity. It tells us that wo nre tho
children of God nnd that God is special
ly Interested in us nnd exercises special
caro nnd control of us. If anything In
tlio world can causo us joy, this fact
should, and n joy that will manifest it
self in gratitudo to God and consecra
tion to His service.
2. If onr names nro written in tho
book of life, our one nim in lifo should
bo to see that they aro not blotted out.
They may bo blot ted out Moses prayed
that his namo bo blotted out for the
good of Israel, which of course could
not bo done. In Rev. ill, 5, Jesus says,
"Ho that overcometh, tho namo shall
bo clothed iu white raiment, and I will
not blot out his namo out of the book
of life," This statement shows that it
is- possible for our names to bo blotted
out of God's bcok of life. What n sad
catastrophe snch n fate would bo I If
tho chief joy of earth is In having our
names written in heaven, who can de
scribe tho sorrow of having them blot
ted out I But, though they may, yet
they need not bo blotted out If we
overcome overcome sin, overcome
triah. overcomo unbelief they shall not
be. And Jesus will help ns so that wo
can overcome. Ho has overcome tho
world, and through Illm wo way over
Let us bo falthfnl to God in Christ
and keep our names in tho book of life,
for' thus only can we enter heaven
"Then shall innowiso enterinto itnny
thlngthatdeflleth, but they which
nro written in the Lamb's book of life."
Biblo Headings. Ex. xxxil. 30-32;
Eccl. xii, 13, 14; Isa. iv, 8; Dun. xii,
1-3; Math, xii, 80, 37; Acts xvii. 80,
31; Rom. ii, 12-10; I Cor. iv, C; Phil,
iv, 1-3; neb. xii. 22-24; I Pet. iv, 1-5;
Rev. xii 1,8; xvii, 8;xx, 12-16;xxi, 27.
In (he Shadow.
We must nil go thero sometimes. The
glaroof the daylight is too brilliant.
Onr eyes become injured and nnablc to
discern the delicate shades of color or
nppreclato neutral tints tho shadowed
chamber of sickness, tho shadowed
house of mourning, tho shadowed life
from which tho sunlight has gone. But
fear not. It is the shadow of God's
hand. Ho is leading thee. Thero aro
lessons which can be learned only there.
Tho photograph of His fnco can bo only
fixed in tho dark chamber. Bat do not
suppose that He has cost thee asido.
Thou art ctill in His quiver. Ho has
not flung theo awny ns a worthless
thing. Ho is only keeping theo cloeo till
tho moment comes when He can send
theo most swiftly and surely on somo
errand in which He will bo glorified. O
ehndowed solitary ono, remember how
closely the quiver is bound to tho war
rior, within easy reach of tho hand nnd
guarded jealously I Rev. F. B. Meyer.
The RnKllih Prayer Hook.
Tho English Prayer Book Is what it
is to tho English because it grew with
that people, and it could ingrain itself
in national character becauso it was in
itself in somo sense n product of na
tional evolution from faroff Anglo-Saxon
times. Tho history of tho Prayer
Book reaches far beyond the First Book
of Edward VI. Tho ancient parts of
tho litnrgy aro witnesses and, as it
were, titlo deeds of tho historic con
tinuity of onr catholicity and of Eng
lish character. Chnrchmnn.
Selflnhnea and Self Love.
Selfishness is a vice, self lovo is n
virtue Selfishness is the root of all
vico; .then vico increases selfishness,
nnd selfishness, in turn, loads on to
more nnd greater vico. Selfishness and
sin net and react ono upon tho other.
Self lovo, on the contrary, is a vlrtao
and tho foundation of all virtuo, of all
religion, of all spirituality. Christian
The Habit of SJn.
Thero should bo present to us tho
thought that thero is a possibility of
our being hardened in sin. A sin re
peated directly tends to the formation
of a sinful habit. A duty neglected has
tho eamo effect, working directly to in
difference to duty and thereforo to a
deadened spiritual sensibility. United
An Kdue of Usefulness.
Adversity is tho grindstone on which
Wo. lose enongh to put nn edgo of use
fulness on our lives. Cbrisfiau In
strt ictor. .if-
"drasp all and Lose All."
Mnny pooplo .nro o Intent on
"grasping all" that they loso
Btroaigth of nerves, appotlte, diges
tion, health. Fortunntoly, however,
thaeo may bo restored by taking
Hood's Sarsnpnrilln, which has put
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success by giving hfm good diges
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It does tho eriino thing ror weak and
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Tho Interstate Commerce, Oom
misfilon has granted an oxton
sfon of timo to tho railroads within
wliinh to comply with tho require
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using automatic couplers and power
of train -brakes on freight cars to
August 1, 1000.
Rov. I. II. Tool wishes to express
tltrough Tan Bin: his appreciation
of tho numerous Christmas remem
brances bestowed upon himself and
faaiiJly by kind friends.
The smallpox quarantine atDycus
burg lifts heon lifted.
Col. Bell and tfie Thirty-Sixth Havo
a Sharp Encounter Near
THETIIIRTY-FOURTH HAVE A SCRAP, TOO.
The Ttrcnlj-rimt nnd llilrly-Sec-oud
Add In (ho Record Cnit.
IlroiTiK-'U'N rumpun. In l'nnnj,
Ilmo n Ilrunli JSenr Snln 11 obeli
Surrendering (o Amerlruna.
Mnnllu, Dec. 20, 1:10 p. in. -Col. J.
Franklin Hell, of the Thlrty-si.th in
fitutry, encountered 130 rillplituj.,
IhtirMlay, nenr Alaminos. prmlue, of
ambules, nnd killed, wounded or rip
nurcd 28 of them. Our troops nlso ult
tnlned possession of a minjbcr .f rltv
nnd -n quantity of nininunltlon. O.ie
American vns wounded.
A dcluchment of the Thlrty-foii-lli
Infantry cntounter-d liami o'f il.e
enemj, Saturday, nt Arlnto, prottnee
of Xew Vlzcujn, nnd routed them, kffl
Ing two nnd wounding or cupturlrg
13. The Americans also seUcd u qm u
tity of ammunition.
The Twenty -first regiment attacked
a niipino outpost, Sunduy, near I'n
lainhu, scattering them nnd hilling
the of the enemy.
The Thirty -second regiment, Sum
day, had n brush with the enemy fnim
the mountlns uoithwest of Dlnnlupi
jan. One Vmcricau ns wounded. 'J'hu
troops captured 123 head of cattle u'nl
brought them to Grankl, Ilatunu pov
In the Island of Pnnav. . Ci.it.
ItrouneU's company of Ihe TJwenty
sWth Infantry fought the enemy m-ir
Sola. The" rebels lost he.-nlly, nud the
Americans raptured n number of rlllei:.
'Ihe rebels who lied from Pnnav to
Itomblen Island arc surrendering to
tho American garrison from I'anny
The funeral of Maj -den. Law ton will
take placo December 30. The reiusir.s
will be embarked on the transport
IRISHMEN TO INVADE CANADA.
The) Are Said lo be I'lnnnliic nn In.
inmlun of Cnnndn In the
Boston, Dee. 27. A movement look
ing to the Invasion of Canada by the
Fenians and Advanced Irish National
ists has been agittittd for home time
by leaders of these organizations iu
und around Boston. Col. Kogcr K.
Scannell, who has been identified with
Irish ngitntlous for many jiars, said
tliut there wan to be a meeting of
prominent Irish ?ut!onnlists In Phila
delphia next Sunday or Moudn to dis
cuss the question of Invading Canadn.
"This meeting," Col. Scannell sajs,
"will be followed by another In Bos
ton when reports from the Philadel
phia meeting will be made by Boston
Cnl. Scannell raid that the present
would be a good time for the Invasion,
as the troops of Canudu are being sent
awaj to take part In the African war.
"It has been agitated for jcurs," con
tinued the colonel, "tliatCaiuiclii should
either be nnnced lo the United Slates
or should have un im'lejKndeiit govern
ment of her own. The present African
wur will, In my opinion, see the first
break Iu the British empire. With nn
army of 100,000 Irish nationalists en
gaged in the invasion of Canada, It
would make thing Interesting for the
Ilcferring to the Fenian Invasion of
Canada of many j cars ago, Col. Scan
nell saiiMt was a failure because then
were too many generals nnd colonels
und no discipline. This would not
happen now, he said, since the men
are well organized all over the coun
try and have confidence In their lead
ers. THE RESULT OF A CAT'S BITE.
Denlli of Ahrnliuui J. I.efev re ut
Greenlniul, I'n., Prniu llydro'iiliu-
liln I'limi n Cut's Illte.
Lancaster, Pu., Dec. 27. Abrnm .7.
Lcfevre, a farmer of Greenland, vped
45 years, died here from h.vdropholil.i
He was bitten of 'he hand by n cat,
about four months ago, but did mi
feel any 111 effects from the wound un
til Saturday, when his arm beciiuo
stiff. Sunduy he became violently ill,
and It was necessary to keep him un
der the Influence of opiates.
DemoresCs SIniinslne Quits,
Jfew York, Dec. S3. A contract was
signed jcMcrdnytransferrlng nil copy
rights, title and subscription lists of
Oemorcst's .Magazine to Ilobcrt Bon
ner's Sons. Deniorest's .Magazine will
bo discontinued, and the fashion and
pattern depirtments, "Half-Minute
l'alks" ami ' World's Progrets" will be
continued in Ihe Ledger Monthly.
Hauen Corpus Case Continued,
Topeka, Kus., Dec. 27. The hearing
of the habeas corpus case of John P.
llccce, the Iowa member of the Unit
d Mine Workers' Association of Amer
ica, who was sent to jail ut Fort Scott
for contempt of the United States
:ourt, originally set for to-day before
Judge Thayer, nt SK Louts, ha.s been
continued till January 1.
Hopklni.vlllc, Ky., Dec. M. Because
Crinlne Johnson, agejd 10, remonstrat
:d with him for kicking n cow. Brow
Jet Campbell, colored, hurled a stone
at the boy, fracturing his skull nn:l
Irivlng the bones Into his brain. John.
ton is dying. He is the son of a proiu
DWIGHT L. MOODY AT REST.
Fuucrul of (he Noted Kvunnellst nt
Clint Nortliflelil, Mima. Interred
nt Hound Toi,
L'nst N'orthfield, Mass., Dec. 27. Fu
qernl services over the reimlns oi
Dwlght L. Moody were held at tht
Congieguiiou.il church before p. lmg
timliiULC. Men who for many yenn
have been coiiuecUd with Mi Moody'i
work took j art. Bev. C. I. Schofield
lf.D., nfllduted, agisted Ij llev. A
Tonej, of the Moodj Bible institute
I hlcngo. I'heie were sirvh-es nt th
Into residence of Mr. Moods oirly it.
the duy.only relatives mul close filcnd
being piesent. Dr. Schofield rend the
hcrlptures and Mr. Torrey oftereo
At the public funeral service the
music was rcudercd by the thoir of 15C
students. An luvocutlon was followed
hy the tcilpture lesson, leud by lev
A. T. Plen-on, of Brooklyn. Dr. Scho
ilehl then delivered the eulogj In
width he gave nn estimate of Ihe' man
ud hi work; nnd made extended refer
ence to the source of his greatness.
jtcn, ..ii. aunvjr louowea ir. cdno
field. Ills eulogy was based upon Mr,
Moody's life exemplifying the grace ol
l'ollowing Mr. Torrey, remarks vr
made by llev. H. G. Weston, of Crozlei
thcologlcnl seminary, Chester, Pu.;
Rc. A. T. Flerson, of Brooklyn, N..Y.J
llishop Miilhilieu, of Boston, and llev
J. W. Chapman of New York'.
'Ihe body was then carried to the
burial place nt Bound Top. The chorus
Ming '"Jesus, Locr of my soul," nnd
lifter prayer nnd n benediction, the
body wns lowered to Its resting placo
PINNACLE ROCK IS NO MORE.
I'nll of (he Monster llimtder tlinl
(HerliiiiiK 1 imlierlund (Inp,
Teim Much Dnmiiue Ildne,
Cumberland (Inp, Trim., Dec. ?,--The"
celebrated Pinnacle rock, which
oerhung Cumberland (inp, nul wits .1
uuted nntiirul spectacle, fell froiuIts
lofty height. The towi'ws uwnkc.nr 1
as If h an earthquake, -is the iinuuncn
inns weighing hundreds of tn'is.cimi
tumbling down. The course of lie
rock wns from the town, nud no ti
hae been reported last, ulthougli ui,i
Mdcrnble property wan destroy id
HASTINGS, MINN.,' BURNED.
iMrI,i Ihree Illot'ks In (he Unaliien
Portion of (he Town lte(rted
Of Ineendlnrr Orlittu.
St. Paul, Minn , Dec. 26. A ltaxtlng
(Minn.) special to tho Dispatch k.iys
Nearly three blocks of buildings n the
business portion of the town, princi
pally fronting on Vermillion street,
were burnt d enrlj iestertloy with i
loss of about $:0O,iM).
The lire broke out In It. C. Libhy &
Co'h sawmill, eUdntl the work of
WHERE HAS II. W.RICKEY GONE?
Una Not lleen Seen (or Si-vcrnl tin j
and 1 II b I'rlendx nre Ilrrnmiiitr
San rrunclsco, Dec. "7. The ivla
lives of II. W. lilehey. mii of J. JC.
Iticke, of the lloltinau house. New
York, tire anxious to discover hi i
whereabouts. He was u guest nt the
I'aluce hotel for a short time this
month, and left there, ostensibly, lo go
lo a sunltnrlum (o undergo a surgical
operation. He has not been seen ur
heard from for ten days
liter dot No llootr.
Xevv Ports, I ml.. Dec. 22 Fire bur
glars enttred the private lank of Win
Sharp, Thursday night, nnd blew tho
safe open with ultrn-glcerlne. The
fxploMon blew out the front door nnd
wtndows of the building and aroused
sltizcns. Shots were exchanged with
Ihe burghirs, who succeeded In esenp-
ng, but failed to secure anj money
Coiitfrenniitnii Iloutelle'a lllnesn.
Boston, Dec. 23. Congressman
Charles A. Boutelle is resting ver
comfortnbly nt Young's hotel where
he wns stricken with congestion of the
bruin Thursday afternoon. The phy
sician in attendance announced that
there was a great chanco In the p.i
tient's condition nud recovery would
I lilted Slntrs rutrull(y.
Washington, Dec. 23. Seeretarv ol
State liny has sent n reply to the pro
test of the lloer government, relternt
Ing the neutrality of the United States
.u the present wur, and declaring that
American citizens In trading with
both belligerents violate no neutrality
Drooped llend In Ilia Hotel.
Denver, Col., Dee. S6 -William vcod
rulT, of Chicago, vvl known ond h.v
ing mining intcr-sts In Colondt.
dropped dead In his room nt the Ox
ford hotel last night. He had Kit
stopping at the hotel since the Decern
her 13. Heart dlse.isp caused his death
Killed bj ii Mine Kxplnslon.
lircenvvood, II, C, Dec. 20 P nn
explosion Sunday In the Know Shoe
mine nt Phoenix camp caused b)
drilling Into an okl hlnst that had
missed fire, John Nelson wns killed
and Stanley MeLeod fatally Injured.
Ilnke nt etnilnni-r Dead.
London, Dec. 2). The duke of West
minster, the richist nobleman In lu
glund nnd a great favorite of (Jneen
Ictori i, died, Friday, nf ter n brlel
illnrsn. aged 71. He had long been a
Mifferer from uslhmu nnd other throal
and chest trouble'
Aliened Knusas (Sold Fields.
Snlina. Kn pee. 23. Bleh gold
bearing quartz has bran found near
(he western line of Saline count),
Kas. The discovery was made by
Tiiomns Mullen, a farmer, while dijs
ging a well
DEAD HEROES OF THE MAINE.
I lie llnKleshlp Texas, AVI Hi Their
IleiiuiliiK, Arrives n( Newport,
Xewpoit News, Vn., Dec. 20. The
battleship Texas, In command of Copt
Sigsbce, arrived hero shortly liefor
noon yesterday with the remains of
Ihe men who lost (heir lives by tho
jesliuctlon of thu battleship Maine in
Uuvann harbor. The bodies of the 151
Maine heroes, wlilch were brought up
'i:i thc-Trxns will be tmnsfened to ii
Chesapeake it Ohio train to-dny at 12
o'clock, anil will be takcu to Washing
ton for Interment in Arlington ceme
tery next Thursday.
WINSTON CHURCHILL SAFE.
tie Made Ills XVnj Mnfrlj (o llelnunn
Ila, Whence lie Cubic d lo
London, Dec. 23. Lady Rindclph
Churchill has received u cable dis
patch from her son, Winston Churchill,
who wus captured by thu Boeis In
Natal and tnken to Pretoria, und
whose escnpo from there was an
nounced December II, saving he had
arrived safely at Uelugoj Baj.
Unit Wreck on the Northern Pacific
Butte, Mont., Dec. 2C A special in
the Miner from Mlsbouln, Mont., says:
"By a wreck on the Northern Pntific
yesteiday morning, about six o'clock,
six miles cast of Bear .Mouth, four intn
were killed and several Injured, more
or less seriously.
Mi, ftaiulersnn Acquitted.
-Matshall, .Mich, Dec iU. The caso
of Airs. Sanderson, charged with at
tempting to murder her hlishnnd by
feeding him ground glass in his oat
meal, went to the Jur,) .Friday tenlng,
mid nt midnight a tcrdlct of not
Illnclc 11111m Gold Output.
Lead, S. D., Dec. 24. The state In
spcolor of mines has completed hi
report. It shown the output of gold In
Ihe Black HUM for the year to he $0,
131,430. This is an Increase of $3,009,
000 oer ihe output of last cur.
Subscribe for The Bek.
i he man
Eleven Little Girls Burned to Death
at a Christmas School
FIVE OTHER GIRLS FATALLY BURNED,
Th Horrible Cslsmlty (leourrsd at th St
Francis Csthollo School at Qolncy, III.
Itsv. rthr Andrew, roar Blitars
I'rof. Mutholt and Js'iltor jtoettsr)
Qutucy, III., Dec. 23. Eleven chil
dren were burned to death, fivj more
were probably futnlly burned, and half
dozen others were painfully lujured
lit a conflagration that occurred nt a
rehearsal for the annual ChrlsmiH en
tertalnmcnt by the children of St.
i-'iunels's Catholic school at the school
house Friday afternoon.
At three o'clock the stage In the au
ditorium was filled with pupils ot the
school, rehearsing for tho nnnunl
Christmas entertainment. The llttlo
girls were In dresses of flimsy white.
Seme of them wore strands of cotton
hutting on their dresses. Suddenly u
garment came In contact with a burn
ing gas Jet. In an Instant the olazr.
was funned Into a conflagration. The
little ones screamed, and as thry and
the sisters rushed to each other's ns
(stance the terror of the situation
It wus an awful Instant. The cries
af anguish rang nut Into tho street
The lire department hurried to tht
icene, hut their work wus not n work
of" heroism, out of mercy. The
flumes were quickly cxlugulshed, but
the task remained of taking out
charred bodies und ot rescuing the
little ones who were lying half suf
focated In the hall.
Elenora Wavering, ten yenrs old.
daughter of Anton Wavering.
Carlotta MIddendorf, daughter of W
Bcrnudlun Freund, daughter of Jo
Mamie Futtercr, daughter of Cunrles
Mamie Illckcy, daughter of John
Mary Alt ho IT.
Mena Freiburg, daughter of John
Magarcthu Werner, daughter ol
Jjiuri Menke. ,
itrverend Father Andrew, pastor of
it. Francis' Catholio church.
In the hull nt Ihe tlma were between
500 and 000 pupils of the school and
t number of children from St. Aloy
lu's orphan asylum, which Is situated
The ninth number was n tableau,
The Illrth of Christ." F.very one of
Ihe little girls, ranging In age from
tight to twelve )cnr, who were to
tale part in It, Is cither dead or fatal
The Ulrls Were Preparing.
The girls were Just preparing to
lake their places on the stage, when
ihe dress of Laurena Menke, who was
lo represtnl a lamb, and who was In
the act of adjusting her mask, rcpre
(ctiting a lamb's head, came In con
tact wllh the gas jet in the dressing
room Iu nn instant she was enveloped
Iu Unities, mid us she ran screaming
lir.ong the other girls, their clothing
;u ght lire from hers. In this manner
the llaincs spread. A pnnlc followed
Ihe discovery of ihe lire, nnd this ndr
fd to the loss of life and increased the
list of the Injured.
VICTORIA WHEAT HARVEST.
Tlio Culuur Will Ilnvo Alioat Tlilr-
irra Mlllluna of Bushels lo
Spare for Kzpart.
ilclbourne, Victoria, Dec. 22. TtJ
Aigus, of this cltj, publishes a fore
cast of the wheat harvest ot thli col
ony. In which It says that the aemgn
) leld Is 0.37 bushels per acre and that
the ariragc surplus Is 13,000,000 bush
els. In 1S08, the produce of wheat per
acre In Victoria was 6.38 bushels; Iu
1897, -M9 bushels; In i890, 4.01 bush
els; In 1893, 8.33 bushels, and In lbOl
Ilurnril to Death In Ills Home.
(mlllpolls, O., Dec. 23. The home of
Luke Durst, ot Cheshire, was burned
lit midnight Thursday night. Durst
linii eight children were asleep iu the
rccond s'ory. An alarm was given,
nud the f ithcr rushed from the house
and bnde his children to Jump from
the lilgli windows Into his anns. So
vn cf them were rescued in this man
ner, but Clnreuce, a ten-year-ojTP boy,
was mimed to death.
lcd a Ilasor.
Washington, Dec 23. James Duarq
Tn j lor, one of the important officers
hi New York city of the Wagner Pah
nee Cor Co., and a son-in-law of t0
founder ot the company, committed
suicide at the (Irafton hotel, Thuu
day, by cutting his throat with a
SHAKEN BY EARTHQUAKES.
( ll rial mils ainde AujthlnR but Her.
xy In Jinny California Towns
Secre Damage Wrounht.
Los Angeles, Col., Dec. 20. At 4;25
o'clock yesterday morning a severe
mrthqiiuke shock was felt over a large
iwlloii of southern Cullfornla, the un
dulations lasting about 12 seconds.
Ihe entire center st the shock ap
peared lo hau1 been at San Jacinto, a
mull town In IUversIde county. The
business portion of San Juclnto con
lists of two blocks of two-story build
ings, some of whlcj are built of brick.
Ten or fifteen buildings were dam.
Aged, chlmncjs being toppled over and
walls cracked and shaken. The total
damage at San Jacinto and Ha;nlt, a
small town near by, is estimated at
IM),()00. The large tourist hotel nt
Ilcmlt wns damaged, and the hospital
at Juclnto also suffered. The rear wall
of the Johnson block, at Heralt, fell.
N'o pcrsop was injured at either place
m sB ! MsR H "laTaat l
Fjr aiiT re- ll ni " m
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Jnckson, Moinphls, Little Itoek
Toxnrknun, Sherman, Wncu, Dnllus
nnd Fort Worth.
Palace Day Coaches on all Trains
Information pertaining to
TICKETS, ItOUTKS. UATHS, F.TC
Will bo cheerfully fiirnlnhed
upon nipliciitliTu to Ticket
Agents, or to
A. J. Wku'h. Division Pimsonger
Agent, Memphis, Tenii.
J. II. Latimkh, Konthomterii Pass
enger Agent. Atlnnti, Chi.
I. J. Muli.ank , Nortln intern Puss
Apt., r.0 W. Fourth Kit el, Clneln
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Tbt ntiKM at s bank sp-onnl Ji
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we sie itlVlnj -ility kno all sboui
It bet lotsUnert nirit, wit eamti
oil to womii Tbne'iiil-ljr-"!'!!"'
bank Ii s good one Tti' conti-n
leacr His mony slwajt ii-idr anJ
onlotitach cl voor own pi'r san
dailnc, log. It It eaajr to api-oil small
tarat wben ou have laife asm In
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llna the ajnie eulll Sri
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lommtt loerltl llckrla ll
poiniaonila linea In iliehcuiu
lo a laita llitot tmiiinrrtiari
la the hurlb. lie (ait dost t
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and LoultTllla taablesooe to teach quickly ami
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While kloamalna and beatlda ol New tngiana
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ot Mlcblraa. Wltcontln and Mlnnearta. the IUI
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of ibe llllnolt Casual Kallioad In
the Slatei ot Kentucky, Tennet.ce, kllaimipii
end Louliana and alto dualled write up ol ibe
cltiea, towna and country on and adjacent lethal
line. To bomcteektra. or those -In aearcb ot a
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the "Central" and connecting linet.
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nrmiiMA will txjtltloii Coneiess for'
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