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WELSH PTQG CO., L't'd, Put.,
The Grand Duke Cyril must thank
bis stars that he was exiled when he
A woman seldom makes a fool out
of a man; she usually acts as nature's T'
All's quiet in Ekaterinoslav-'he
place with the name that sounds like
a roll of musketry.
If they shoot too well for the world m
to know about it, Uncle Sam's tars de
must be shooting some. ye
Admiral Togo can't be so much of
a hero, after all. He hands over every
cer.t of his salary to his wife.
The consumption of Scotch whisky m.
is "steadily declining." So it was in
really a fad and not a preference. .,
"Where," Asks a Nashville paper,
"are the strong men?" A good many
of them are playing center just now. M
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When a bank fails, it is only an- al
other case where the examiners fail- in
ed to examine or the directors to di
The man who makes two laughs th
grow where two sour faces grew be- S1
fore deserves to be made a multimil- ei
A Philadelphia woman had her hus
band arrested for beating her between h
.rayers. He was p)robably praying for c
"more strength." g
If the Vniversity of Chicago suc- t
ceeds in discouraging the great Amer- R,
ican toothpick habit, it will need no '
other claim to fame.
Henry Arthur Jones, the English cl
dramatist, says the people should read f(
p;ays as well as see them. Heavens! ti
Has the man no pity? V
Pittsburg is to have a hotel of great
.magnificence, and New York one of
great height. You pays your money t
and you takes your choice. I
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Hall Caine addressed the Rockefel- t
ler bible class on "The Pace That,
Kills." Does Mr. Caine use a gaso
line, electric or steam car?
On the new liner Amerika there is I
every modern facility for getting %
meals, but the facilities for keeping T
them are as primitive as ever. o
The full fall text of the Portsmouth
treaty shows it to be much more com
prehensive than the summery sum
mary wculd have led one to believe. *
Jerome K. Jerome's joke about ii
American cooking is all right-as a
joke. Also it is all right when applied b
seriously to some American cooking
Secretary Taft thinks football needs
reforming. It is certainly no game,
as played at present, for gentlemen I
built on the architectural lines of Mr t
It seems sometimes to the owner
that about all the fun there is in a
nice, well kept, airy house and lawn
is enjoyed by folks who drive by and
look at it.
Owing to the disturbed condition of
the public mind in Russia, the proj
ect of a tunnel through the Caucasus,
to cost $150,000,000, has been tempor
arlly laid aside.
: If the women's charges are true,
washerwomen first tear a garment up,
then they split it across, then they
wet it, dry it and send it home with a
Let us not shed more than a pailful
of tears over the brief imprisonment
of an American swell in Paris. The
tears are proper for the girl whom he
killed by reckless driving.
New Jersey is about to have a law
providing that drunken chauffeurs
shall pay $1,000 and spend three years
in state's prison. That ought to lower
the death rate considerably.
Chief Chemist Wiley found butter
colored, with coal tar dye, but with
out a tremendous journey he could
have made the much more painful
discovery of butter flavored with it.
During all of the time he has been
in India Lord Curzon has never work
ed less than fourteen hours a day.
And look at him now-turned out of
o'lce in humiliation and not a friend
By the use of kites at Fort Leaven
worth the signal corps has demon
strated that the upper air is full of
wireless messages hovering around
and looking for some convenient
place to light.
A New York man after being run
over by an automobile was asked if
he wished to prefer charges against
the chauffeur and replied that he did
not, because it wasn't the chaffeur's
tault The heroic philosophers are
eaot all dead.
The Spanish naval authorities have
given up all hope of saving the arma
ment and hull of the cruiser Cardinal
'Cisneros, now lying in eighty feet of
water. She is as effectively lost as
the kettle in the well, although they
know just where she is.
DEATH IN A FIRE.
CITY HALL AND OTHER BUILD- j
LOSS WILL REACH $75,000.00
Two Negroes Missing-Body of a Man
Supposed to Be Walter Woods,
Shreveport, La., Nov. 21.-The esti
mated loss caused by the fire which
destroyed the city hall about 3 o'clock
yesterday morning is given out as
$75,000. The casualties which result
ed are one death, two missing and
three injured. A body believed to be
that of Walter Woods, an old white
man, 65 years of age, who was asleep
in the building at the time of the fire,
was recovered from the debris yester
day, so badly charred as to render
identification impossible. Thomas Mc- I s
Mahan, H. H. Clark and Captain Rob
ert Sawyer of the fire department were t
all injured at different times by fall
Ing walls, but not fatally. A negro t
woman and small child, who were
seen in the building at the time of
the fire, are reported missing, and I
so far no trace has been found of
The fire originated in a negro res
taurant in the rear of the market
house and is believed to have been I
caused by the explosion of a can of
gasoline in the hands of a negro. The
fire was thrown all over the rear of
the market and in fifteen minutes the
wIhole lower floor was a mass of
"A general alarm, bringing out five
companies, was sounded. The fire was
found to be uncontrollable and in les:s
than an hour and a half the city hall,
containing the offices of the city judge,
controller, auditor, engineer, electri
clan, plumber, court room, police sta
tion and a number of other depart
ments, was completely wrecked. Sev
eral brick buildings, in which were
the Ruby saloon, Stephenson's tailor
ing establishment and Renfro & Mar
tin, druggists, with two rooming
houses, were on fire and two were de
stroyed. A two story frame building
was swept away in thirty minutes.
The city market, which was located
on the ground floor, was also destroy
ed, with several restaurants and stalls,
all of which were a complete loss,
the parties being unable to even recov
er the cash registers. The building
was an old one and was constructed
in 1867, costing $25,000. It was in
sured for $5,000. A new building is
to be constructed on the site.
Very little insurance was carried by
the losers, and the majority is dead
loss. F. F. Harkey, proprietor of the
Ruby saloon and owner of several
buildings, losing $22,000 alone without
The municipal offices are scattered
throughout the city today, while some
have not been re-established at all.
The police station now occupies the
ground floor of the parish jail. This
is the worst fire that his visited this
city in the past five years. A search
ing party has been removing the de
bris since the fire cooled enough to
permit, but so far have found no
trace of other bodies.
Man Drowned Near Houston.
r Houston, Texas: Yesterday after
I noon Judge McDonald held an 'inquest
on the body of David Slater, found
under a trestle of a bridge on the
I Houston East and West Texas railway,
in the eastern suburbs of the city. The
Sbody was partly in a pool of water. It
bore no marks o violence, and the
appearance warranted the verdict .that
r death resulted from drowning. He was
Sa middle aged man.
r Belton Has Signs of Rain.
Belton, Texas: The dlay was clear
and warm; towords evening clouds
r began to form; about dark a light rain
commenced to fall, and the indications
I are for a heavy rain before morning.
SLake Charles, La.: W. E. Perkins,
. a well known cattle and sheep raiser
. near Gills, was Sunday night shot
I through th shoulder and chest through
Sthe window of his 'home by unknown
parties. Sheriff Reid left for that
place Monday morning. Deputy Chit
Swood, who 'went with him, arrested a
negro named Tom Perkins for com
f plicity in the crime. W. E. Perkins
d will live. Later Sheriff Reid returned
it with Walter Graham, accused of being
the principal, in custody.
n Territory Women's Clubs.
SSouth McAleeter, I. T.: The Terri
Story Federation of Women's Clubs
, adjourned sine die yesterday afternoon
to meet in Tulsa in 1901. Mrs. C. E.
Wilcox of Eufaula was elected presi
S Trinity River Lock Plans.
rl Wash;agton: Capt. Wooten's plans
if for the making of a lock in the Trin
a ity have not reached Gen. McKenzie
7 yet. They are not likely to reach him
to, several daY
'EAR MISSING MAN WAS SLAIN,
frlends of John N. Tisdale, Wyoming
Capitalist, Are Alarmed.
Friends in Cheyenne, Wyoming, of
ohn N. Tisdale, the wealthy mining G
nan who mysteriously disappeared in
;ew York under peculiar circum
stances, express the opinion that he
is dead and assert that he probably I
has been assassinated on account of c
the part he took in the cattlemen's t
war which was wagedl in Wyoming fif- i
teen years ago. During a raid led by
Tisdale two prominent leaders of the
small stock raisers of Johnson county.
Ray and Champion, were shot down by
the invaders. Later friends of Ray,
It is said, swore vengeance on Tisdale.
TABOR RAISED QUARANTINE.
Last Case in New Orleans Is Up
Some Louisiana PoInts Unden Ban.
Austin, Texas: The quarantine
against New Orleans was raised at 3
o'clock yesterday afternoon, when
State Health Officer Tabor wired the
New Orleans health officers and Tex
as border guards. The embargo is
still on against Bon Ami, De Ridder,
Luddington and Patterson. The quar
antine against New Orleans has been
on since July 21 and rigidly enforced
with absolute success, not a case 'hav
ing entered Texas. It has cost about
Dr. Tabor received wires from Iou- i
isiana inspectors stating that the lone
case at New Orleans was up and dis
charged, that the last case at De Rid
der occurred ten days ago and the
last at Bon Ami October 28.
Dr. Tabor stated that the fever had
been stamped out in New Orleans and
that cold weather was upon the South.
hence the quarantine could be raised.
* Killed by Her Baby.
Lockhart, Texas: Mrs. J. V. Wise
man of Lavernia. who was visiting
her sister, Mrs. J. P. Sanders, at this
place, was shot and seriously wound
ed yesterday morning by her li"le 4
year-old son. The pistol, a Colt's 44,
was lying on a chair in the room and
the little fellow playfully pickt i it up
and pointed it at his mother, when it
was discharged. The bullet entered
the abdomen, ranging around the stom
ach and fracturing the hip bone. com
ing out near the spine and going into
the wall of the room. The mother
died soon after, and her remains were
taken to Lavernia for interment.
San Antonio, T'rexas: George H.
Turner has been sentenced to hang
for the murdcier of Mrs. E:izabeth
Lynch in this city last spring. The
Court of Criminal Appeals has affirm
ed the judgment and no appeal to the
Supre'me Court is to be taken. The
date set for executioh is Dec. 22.
lago Shipping Corn.
Iago, Texas: S. T. Taylor is busy
filling orders for corn. He has made
an unusually fine crop this year. The
acreage will average 65 bushels to the
acrve, most of which has been har
vested. Two carloads, one weighing
:34,740 pounds, the other 32,450 pounds,
were shipped to Hungerford, which
sold at 50c per bushel.
Charged With Killing Cousin.
Ardmore, I. T.: Lee Sti'cklanl has
been placed i,: jail here on a char:'ge of
mur'hr It is alleged d;at he killed a
ci-ia of the snnc name near Stone
Two for Penitentiary.
Caldwell, Texas: In the district
court here yesterday there were two
convictions, as follows: Tom Jordan,
assault with intent to murder, two
years in the penitentiary; Jacob Jones,
burglary, two years in the penitentiary,
Both are colored.
Rain in Goliad County.
Berclair, Texas: Rain fell here Mon
day, but the precipitation did not
amount to more 'than one-half inch.
Heavy Rain at Eagle Pass.
Eagle Pass, Texas: A heavy rain
has fallen here, accompanied by hail,
a most unusual thing in November.
The creeks were all set foaming, as
suring water for cattle during the
Full Carload of Pecans.
Lam'pasas, Texas: A full carload of
pecans was sent out Monday, 13.000
pounds being bought by one firm.
Twelve carloads have gone out from
here this season, in addition to broken
WANTS BIG CUNS M
GEN. CROZIER'S REPORT SAYS al
THEY ARE NECESSARY. p1
THE RAPID WEAR OF THEM 1i
Suggestion That They Be Not Used to ti
TheOr Full Capacity and Com- k
ments Thereon. i
Washington. Nov. 20.-The report ofe,
Gen. William Crozier, Chief of Ordi
nance, is so replete with technical in- ft
formation concerning the arms and tl
armament of the United States Army e
that Lieut. (Gen. Chaffee, Chief of s,
Staff, has recommended that a copy
of it be sent to every officer in the a
Gen. Crozier presents some interest
ing information showing the growth of
gun construction, how it has advanced
i from old style guns to meet the imn
proved condition in the manufacture i
of guns, the growing increase in the 5
thickness of armor and the improved a
powder which is used for firing these
guns. A problem now confronts the d
ordinance officers on account of the
wearing of the bore of the gun through t
the great velocity of the projectuies s
with the result that "After some fifty u
of sixty rounds from large guns the
rifling is so worn away that the pro
ject iles are no long:er given the mo- c
tion of rotation necessary to steadiness
of ilght and an auiuisible loss of ac
curacy results.' e
The question whether the guns
should not be used at a power less
than that which their strength en
ables the realization of, in order to 1
diminish the erosion and increase the
life is being considered. The re
"It must be remembered that in
thus using the guns at less power,
the energy of the projectile is reduced
by a sacrifice of the quality which it
loses soonest in flight in any event,
namely, the velocity; and it must also
be remembered that it is quite possible 1
I to retain the superiority of the gun
over anything which it is called upon
to attack ,by using larger calibres for
given work and by building guns of
larger size than is now customary, ex- i
perimental construction as well as
theory and natural foresight having
shown that the present conventional
maximum need by no means be ac
cepted as a limit."
Gen. Crozier says that, at the sug
gestion of the President, further con
sideration by the general staff result
ed in the substitution of a knife for
a rod bayonet for the army rifle. He
"In view ot the instructions of the
President of tne United States that
.he utility of the design of the saber
t.,ed in our service be considered, (ne
manufacture of the 20,o00 sabres, and
the 23,00O scabbarbs refurred to in
my last report was suspended from
February 24 to July 17, 1905.
"Trenching tools have been adopt
ed as a part of the soldier's equip
Tammany Corruption Fund.
New York: Information will be laid
laid today before Attorney General
Mayer that a Tammany leader drew
S$50,000 in one dollar bills from a bank
on the day before election. Clarence
J. Shearn, counsel for William R.
Hearst, said last night that ne would
make known to Mr. Mayer the name
Sof this leader, the bank from which
e the monew was withdrawn, and all
e other details. Mr. Shearn said that in
e the case of other Tammany leaders
also he will give the Attorney General
g specific information of the withdraw
, al froin banks of large sums of money
Sthe day berore election.
Street Fair for Luling,
Luling, Texas: At a meeting of the
s Luling Business League held at the
bank of A. K. Lipscomb last night it
a was decided to have a two days' street
Sfair and trades day, and Nov. 23 and
24 was selected as the date. Five hun
dred dollars in prizes will be given
away on those days for various things.
o Vladivostok Half Burned.
, Tokio: An eye witness of the recent
o riot at Vladivostok, who has arrived at
s, Nagasaki, reports that nearly half of
, the city was burned and that 600 of
the garrison were killed, and that the
jail was thrown open and that Gen.
Kappek is missing. The uamage is
- estimated at $25,000,000. Soldiers
3 from Harbin are reported to have
Joined the rioters.
Taylor Prize Winning Fowls.
In Taylor, Texas: Mrs. Alice McAn
iI, nulty, the leading chicken fancier of
r. this section, shipped from her ranch
s- near Circleville to San Antonlo a half
oe dozen coops for her prize winning
fowls, which will be placed on exhi
bition at the International Fair.
f Austin Pecan Shipments.
)o Austin, Texas: The pecan ship
Sments from this section are not as
n heavy as were expected earlier in the
meaon. The crop aaemes to be in rata
THEIR COFFIN AN INGOT.
Men Encased by Metal That Killed
Them Buried In It.
Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 20.-A funer
al without a parallel in this city took
place yesterday at the Midvale sieel
works, where a ior;.-: on ingot of 51
steel, permeated with the fl!sh, blood f
and hones of two workmen. was bur- t
led with the rites of the Roman Cath- ti
olic Church. The workmen who were e
so strangely laid away were .ohn For
kina nd Jos. Gazda. two foreign-speak- o
Ing laborers who miet a horrib le death V
a week ago. ''They were in a pit near a
cupola containing tuany tons of molt- d
en steel. A plug gave way and 80,
000 pounds of the fiery fluid poured I
from the cupola andt overwhelmed V
them. The men were completely in
cinerated, and not a trace of them- 9
selves or their cloth.ng was left. f
The Midvale Steel Company was
averse to selling the steel or using it
for the purpose for which it was in
tended, and it was decided to bury it li
with the rites of the church to which a
the unfortunate men had belonged. i
Accordingly the forty-ton ingot, oval
in shape, 28 feet long. G feet wide and
5 feet thick, was moved last week by
a traveling cranje to the rear of the 1
machine shop, where a grave ten feet ai
deep had been made. te
A great crowd sought admission to
the works yesterday, but only the two r
sisters of Gazda, who were dependent
upon him worklmen, who werle on Sun- a
day duy, were permitted to attend ,
the services, along with the officials I
of the company. Among the officials
was Presitlent Charles 1Harrah. All
heads were bared and flags were low
ered to half mast. The great ingot
was covered with earth and the funer
al party disiersied. The grave of the
men wiil be appropriately marked by f
t'ae company. t
Planter Shot Down.
Memphis, Tenn.: A dispatch to the (
Commercial Appeal from Griars Pt.,
R. F. Jones, a prominent planter of
Cohoma county, was shot an dinstantly
killed while standing on the porch of
his home near Baugh Station last
night. Dave Simms, a negro, living
on Mr. Jones' plantation, is charged
with the crime, and posses composed
of citizens have surrounded the woods
where the negro is belived to be hid- b
ing. The sheriff later joined the citi
lens in the search. As far as can ben
learned, Mr. Jones had no disagree
ment with the negro, and nothing is
known as to the motive which prompt
ed the killing.
Weevt.l Marching On.
New Orleans, La.: Special Agent of
the United States Agricultural Depart
ment Bamberg, sent to Mississippi to
inaugurate a campaign against the boll
weevil invasion, predicts that the pest
will reach the Mississippi river in an
other season. Mr. Bamberg has al
ready establshed twenty experimental
farm in Mississippi, where the farm
ers will be drilled in scientific meth
ods of getting rid of the pests, and
says that by Christmas he expects to
have forty such farms. He declares
the weevil has made considerably
headway in Louisiana this year.
Finger Cut Off by Tank.
Orange, Texas: George Livingston
was assisting to put a fifty-gallon iron
tank of gasoline on board E. W. Ban
croft's new launch last evening. When
passing it over the gunwale the whole
weight was accidentally let down on
his hand and one of the fingers from
his right hand was cut off by the
sharp rim of the tank.
Japs Are Suspicious.
Victoria, B. C.: A report has been
received by the Canadian government
from Alex McLean, Canadian commis
sioner at Yokohama, which says that
recent agitation in life insurance mat
ters in New York has seriously af
fected the Japanese usiness of both
American and Canad an companies.
Victoria Turkey Shipments,
S Victoria, Texas: Yesterday fifteen
Scoops of turkeys went out by express
Sand twenty-six .will go today, which
makes 410 birds for the two days. The
1 price for them is falling. At one time
Sthey were bringing ten cents per
pound and now they can be bought
for seven. The crop is large.
t Negro Women in a Cutting,
Fort Worth, Texas: About 9:30
o'clock Saturday night two negro wo
B men, Allie Rabb and Mary Justice, be
Scame involved in a difficulty on Low
5 er Main street, and as a result Allie
s Rabb was stabbed in the breast, and
e Mary Justice was arrested charged
with having done the cutting.
Repeal of Martial Law.
St. Petersburg: The Official Mes
senger yesterday morning, in addition
to denying that the measures taken
by the Government in Poland were in
fluenced by neighboring powers, states
that martial law in Polland will be
repealed as soon as tranquility is re
El Paso, Texas: O. Torres, a Mexd.
can, died last night from a hemorrhage
following being kicked in the stomach
Sby a oow which he was milling.
DISTRESS AFTER MEALS
Sure Sign That Dr.Williams' Pink P
Are Needed to Tone Up the
Toss of appetrit,. dlistress after eati, -
shortness of breath, a feeling of u#u
weakness-these are syrnptnus that
familiar to mistt isuff,'rtrc i from sato
trouble. Too oft,, tife rdiouardW,
treatment s.rve~m but to weaken the tn
The new tonol: Im'thd of treatingp
orders of this kind (toe ut aim todt t
work of the stomali. does not deo
that the fuood le pre-digested,t buatb
up the weakened orgaun, so that theyp
do the work that nature inteude,
Mrs. L.O. Law, of N,. 3 2North
Horton, Kansas, says: "lu l897,1
we were living on a farm in this
borhood, I becrame generally debii
as the result of overwork. I hadi
indigestion, lo't my appetite, uora
from a sense of sutfl ation aandfrog
struction of the circulhtion, so thatql,
flcial means had to be used to restore,
After suffering for months without fi.
ing any relief. I troed a box of Dr. Wld.
lams' Pink Pills of which I hadreag
a newspaper. The first few boxest
me lots better, and after using thethird
box I felt entirely well.
"I am now in Fxc'ellent health ands
able not only to take care of my ho,
but also to assist my husband in a-atun
which be has lately taken. Dr.WilliW;'
Pink Pills cured mie and I caun -toa.
mend them. They are so simple, a
easily taken and so prompt in their as
Remember Dr. Williams'PinkPild'
not act on the bowels. They nmakene
blood and restore shattered nerves. I'
this way they carrv health and vigrts
every organ and fi.-rt of the body. TIhe
are sold by all druggists or will be set,,
postpail. on receipt of prie, 50 cenip
bo-x: six boxes for ;$3 ;0. br the Dr. Wil.
iiatus Medicine Cu., wcheuectady, .IY
Diaz Is Not Rich.
Contrary to the g'eneral opinion la
Mexico and abroad. President Diaz is
not a very wealthy man. Intimate
friends of the Mexican executive, who -
have knowledge of his affairs, declare
that. his fortune does not exceed $1,
000.000. He owns a plantation in the
state of Oaxaca, some property in the
City of Mexico, and a house in Paris
This latter was purchased during 4hi
first term as President of Mexic
when he feared that he might be com
pelled to leave the country hurriedly
and seek refuge in a foreign land. The
salarye of Prsident Diaz is now )W
0000 a year. For many years it, w
only $30.000. and, in the early days
of his administration, when Mesiia
was weak financially, he drew out a
ly enough for his necessary expeasek
leaving the remainder in the treasury,
He is now serving his twenty-fifthl t
as President of Mexico.
Lion Afraid of Ostrich.
There is only one thing of which the
lion is afgraid, and that is the ostrich.
The bird is more fleet than the quad.
ruped, and it can deliver its terrible
kick with thei mpact of a pugllist's
blow and spring away till it gets a
other opening. Such tactics naturally
disgust the superior being.
Winthrop, Cal., Nov. 20th (Special
-A plain and straightforward stopf
is always the most convincing. Ali
that is what has impressed us mst
in reading the testimonials in re~,
to Dodd's Kidney Pills. The expeti*'
ence told by Davis Lewis of this plti:
bears the ring and stamp of truth
upon it. lIe says:
"I was troubled for six m01thi
with dull heavy pains in the li
of my back. sometimes it passed lat.
my stomach, at other times up bI
tween my shoulders. When it w
In my stomach I was doubled uP,
hardly knew what to do for the pl!
SI was advised to take all kinds
Sremedies, and did so but without g*
ting any relief. Then some one
me to try Dodd's Kidney Pills. .
a box and began taking them,.
first few doses gave me relief, by
time I had finished them all the
was gone and I have been well e
Herr Callenberg has produced
I artificial camphor in Germany,
Sproduct being designated scientilf
under the name of chlorhydrate of ti.
pentine. It is said to be souble
t nitro-glycerine, and to lower o
.erably the temperature of explosi -
t'his substance, and at the same
its congelation point.
Don't Do It.
Should you have a cough, cold
sore chest, do not rely on time
a nature to cure. They may do
a they may not. Use Simmons'
h Syrup. It is a balm for son
and will cure you at once.
STrees in Schoolyards .
r In Germany many school yard -
ta nursery in which trees are raied
quantity. The children raise
from seed and cuttings, and they
and bud them. They acquire vagl
knowledge of tree culture, take a
0 interest in it, and are full of en
. astic love for plants and the c0r.
The Public Ledger, Phlade
says that Philadelphia is ios~n_
drrght to be called the typical A _
d city-that thirty-one daily and S
papers are published there in £
i" It is good for a man perplexed
a last among many thoughts, to
into closer intercourse with
and to learn her ways and to Oat,
a There are-27i cites and t
. the United States having a po0
of 5,000 or more.
The use of corals by infants
Steethng is at least 200 years old
s There are practically no llt