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THE LACLEDE BLADE.
J. B. JONES, Publisher.
LACLEDH ..,....,... MISSOURI
Corn has decided to do without the
respect and admiration of the people.
The promise of the crop at the period
following early seeding was unex
celled, and every eater of meat and
eggs in the Ian,d could congratulate
himself that this promise was equal
to the realization of last year. The
Immense crop of 1910 had cheapened
food considerably, and another large
one this year would have had a ten
dency to settle prices for a couple
of years or more, provided no real
shortage occurred in the crops of
those years, says the Providence Jour
nal But the current stock of informa
tion about the 1911 crop makes the
prospects for such a substantial ar
rangement for trade and business
wherever dependent on the crop any
thing- but bright ' Beef and hogs, with
poultry, will be the corn-eaters most
directly affected. There is danger of
a repetition of-the highest prices for
them, and of the possible maximum
charge once more for eggs and fresh
fowls. Three months ago the promise
under which these all have been sold
since last fall brought a large supply
of cheap corn into the market. Today
the indications are of a rise to the
figures of last summer and of Septem
ber and October of last year. It is pos
sible that the warm weather and
drought conditions have not seriously
hurt the crop and that the quotations
for corn will fall off correspondingly
when the real facts are shown to be
Among the other interesting pieces
of news set afloat this summer is one
coming from the shoemakers of Bos
tion to the effect that women's feet
are growing larger. The shoemakers
do not like this, as more leather is
thus required for every pair of shoes
turned out. Chicago, having heard the
word from Boston, has explanations
ready. A large - retailer of woman's
footgear in the Windy City admits
that women's feet are growing larger,
but says this is due to outings and
athletics. For several years, he de-
Last year there died in the United
States of pulmonary tuberculosis
about 180,000 people! Multiply this
number by three and a fraction the
ratio of India's population to our own
and yon will find that these terrible
figures covering the loss of life from
the plague in India, when analyzed,
show that out of a thousand . men,
women and children in the United
States, practically as many die of
consumption In the ordinary year as
died of the plague in India during the
past six months of epidemic It real
ly seems as if civilized America ought
to be able to do a little better than
A practical joker at Atlantic City
wanted to scare the crowd with an
imitation of a drowning man. It took
an hour to restore Dim after the scare
had become a real one. The water la
an element which does not lend itself
kindly to this peculiar form of humor.
The highest paid woman In govern
ment service is announced, though
somewhat needlessly, to be, engaged
In the ocupatlon of making money.
She is in actual charge of making
coins at the mint -
A rich woman from New York an
grily declined to become a patron of
a Los Angeles hotel when she was In
formed that her doggie would not be
permitted to receive massage treat
ments in the barber shop. Aren't
some hotel keepeTs Independent!
After she bad jabbed her hatpin
Into a man's eye a San Francisco
woman scolded her victim for having
his eye where ft interfered with her
hatpin. - "We feel almost sure that she
belongs to the class of women who
regard all men as brutes.
The chicken, as well as the dog, has
had its day. A St Louis hen bumped
Into a motor car and wrecked it Pos
sibly IMS Is the solution of the old
cpaundrum: '"Why does a chicken
cross the roadT" . I
A New Tort woman says she hangs
her head in shame because America
1j cot producing more great poets
Poets are born, but we can't expect
it tie rat cf e&t a jslacja.
1H1CAGO CVINtMO POST.
SUCCESS AFTER SEVEN YEARS
WILLIAM BURGESS SWIMS ENG
Accomplished Task Which He Had
Attempted Unsuccessfully Nine
' Times Before.
London, England William Burgess,
a Yorkshire man, swam the English
channel from Dover to Cape Grisnez.
The swimmer landed at Capo Grisnez
almost exactly 24 hours after leaving
Burgess has been trying for years
to emulate the feat of Capt. Webb in"
S75, and several times he got with
in a mile of the goal, only to be swept
away by the receding tide.
Burgess' success in swimming the
English channel followed nine un
successful attempts to negotiate the
narrow span of water between the
French and English coasts.
0TT0N MOST VALUABLE CROP
for This Year's PrHioTPrffan f
New Orleans, iLouisiana. Producers
received 1,030 million dollars for the
;otton crop of 1910, including seed,
making it the most valuable crop ever
raised in the South. With the y'eld
1,700,000 bales less than the bumper
crop of 1908 the farmers repeivtd
1254,000,000 more for the past "year's
:rop than for that of 190S. These are
Jie figures compiled by H. C. Hester,,
secretary of the New Orleans Cotton
The average price rec lived by the
tarmers was 14.60 cents a piund, or
I75.C9 a bale.
KANSAN'S COURTSHIP BY MAIL
State Labor Commissioner Married In
St Louis Had Seen Lady Five
Times in Ten Years.
St Louis, Missouri Miss Katherine
Kane of 5637 Easton avenue became
the bride of Owen Doyle, state labor
commissioner of Kansas ,at 10 o'clock
a. m. The ceremony was performed
at St Edward's church, Clara Avenue
and North Market street, by the Rev.
Most of the courtship was by letter
and friends say Doyle and Miss Kane
had seen each other only four or five
times in the last ten years.
8leep Talk Betrayed Him. '
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Walter
Hamilton, who escaped from the peni
tentiary at HuntBville, Tex., Novem
ber 21, 1905, after shooting two guards
and having his own fingers shot off,
has just been captured here. Hamil
ton is said to have talked in his sleep
at a neighbor's house, and revealed
the fact that he is an ex-convict
Says Law Permits Boycotts.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma In argu
ing the cotton trust cases before the
Btate supreme court, Frank Dale, at
torney for the indicted cotton men,
said that the Oklahoma anti-trust law,
by exempting labor unions-from its
provisions, legalizes boycotts, and is
therefore in violation of the constitu
tion of the United States. - "
. Cricket is Farmers' Fnend. -
Minneapolis, Minn. M. P. Somer,
grasshopper expert for the state de
partment of entomology, declares that
crickets have an insatiable appetite
for grasshopper egs axd arp fzUzz
ties ij tie millions.
MAY TURN LIGHT ON WYANDOTTE
Stubbs Hears of Joints Running and
Stirs Up Officials Inquisition
May be Ordered.
Kansas City, Kansas. Gov. Stubbs
has information that the prohibitory
law and other laws are not being as
strictly enforced in Wyandotte coun
ty as they might be. The 'governor
made the announcement publicly be
fore some 6,000 people at the Mer
chants and Manufacturers' fair.
Gov. Stubbs met with H. T. Zimmer,
chief of police, in the parlor of the
Hotel Grund to discuss the situation.
Joseph Taggart, the prosecutor, heard
of the statements made by the gov
ernor and appeared at the hotel.
"I am ready to prosecute," Mr. Tag
"Well, when I get through I will
give you plenty of chanco to prose
cute," the governor said. "There
may be an inquisition too, to de
termine why these places were not
ferreted out and prosecuted before."
Since Dogs and Cats Were Banished,
Rodents Have Had Things
, Their Own Way.
Leavenworth, Kansas. Millions of
rats have invaded Fort Leavenworth
since the banishing of the dogs and
cats, and so serious has the situation
become that official action to elimi
nate the nuisance will be taken.
Poisons and traps have been exten
sively used, but the rat army seems
to increase rather than decrease. It
is believed several rat hunting parties
will be organized and an effort made
to get the pests into one of the stable
buildings, after which - the various
holes will be closed and the slaughter
with clubs begin The authorities are
determined to rid the post of rats it
it takes every man stationed there to
do it. They realize, however, that
they have one of the biggest jobs on
their hands that they ever have un
dertaken. One Dead in Engine Crash.
Chanute, Kansas. D. H. Dunham,
an M., K. & T. engineer of Parsons
was killed when, his engine stopped
on the Santa Fe crossing Southeast of
the city, squarely in front of an ap
proaching freight train. Failure of
the air brakes to work properly was
Arkansas Negro Lynched.
Augusta, Ark. Arthur Dean, a ne
gro, was lynched by a mob here in
the main street Dean had slashed
the throat of ' Mrs. Albert Vaughan,
daughter of a white farmer, shot and
killed a negro and assaulted an aged
Arizona's Election Day Set
Phoenix. Arizona. Governor Sloan
will issue a ; proclamation Septem
ber 20 calling the first State -elec
tion in Arizona. According to the
governor's plan he will set the state
primaries for October 24 and the
general election for December 12.
Monorail In Germany. ; ,
Homburg, - Prussia. The local an
thorities voted to establish a monorlal
service between Homburg and Koenig
Etein. This railroad will be the first
project of its kind in Germany.
Killed st Telephone.
Wellington, Kansas. Mrs. Edward
Brothers, 52 .years old, was electro
cuted here when the took hold of a
telephone wire which was crossed
with a wire c: r
(HIKE GOES "WET" BY 904
UNOFFICIAL RETURNS SEEM TO
FAVOR LIQUOR MEN.
Cities Chief-Stronghold for Repeal of
Liquor Laws Governor May.
Call Legislature. "
Portland, Me., Sep. 12. Unoffi
cial and only partly it vised . returns
from 499 out of 521 cities, towns and
plantations in Maine gave a majority
of 904 for repeal of the prohibition
constitutional amendment, .The miss
ing 22 towns last less than ..V 335
votes at the state election throe
years ago. The vce by , ; congres
sional districts was as follows:
For Repeal, - Against
First district .17,382 15,473
Second district ....... 15,932 15,220
Third district .... 13,457 13,603
Fourth district .......14,011 15,582"
Total 60,725 59.882
One . hundred and twenty thousand
voters cast ballots 1 on the., question.
With the 25 towns missing, the vote
was1 60.878 for reneaF : and 59.563
against a change in the constitution.
As had been predicted, the cities
were the dhief strongholds of the
repeal faction, but the majorityof 12,
000 in the total city vote was barely
.sufficient, according to the "latest
available returns, to offset the vote of
the rural regions.
Little excitement marked the Vot
ing. Although the polls in some of
the cities were crowded during much
of the time, it was an orderly crowd
and gave the officials little or no
Since 1857 Maine has had a statute
prohibiting the sale of intoxicating
liquors and since 1884 prohibition has
been a part of the constitution. In
1884 the question of placing prohibi
tion in the constitution was put before
the people, and prohioitioh won by a
majority of 45,988, carrying every
county in the state. Following this.
the attacks of the anti-prohibitionists
ceased for a time only to be renewed
in later years.
The apparent decision of the voters
on the face of the returns to take
prohibition out of the constitution,
does not mean that liquor can law
fully be sold. The legislature must act
before the present , statutory . law,
adopted in 1857, can be repealed and
the question must again go before the
Whether Gov. Frederick W. Plaisted
will call a special session of the. legis
lature for the purpose is not definite
ly known, but it is reported that the
POSTAL AVIATOR HAS ACCIDENT
British Flier With 200 Pounds of Mall
Injured as Result of Defective
London, England. Hubert, one of
the aviators of the aerial postal ser
vice just inaugurated by the British
postoffice has met with a dangerous
Hubert Had just got away from
Hendon with 2J10 pounds of mail when
his engine went wrong and the aero
plane crashed to the earth, burying
the aviator under a mass of debris.
Another Long Flight Begins.
: San Francisco. Robert F. Fowler,
the first aviator to attempt a trans
continental flight, sped up the fertile
bacramento valley and landed at the
icoi or me , sierras, witn only a
brief stop-at Sacramento for oil and
gasoline, he drove his biplane high
over the rolling foothills and landed
at Auburn, . Cal., 126 miles from his
Fire Destroys Church.
Atchison, Kansas. In : the heavy
rainstorm lightning struck the JEng-
usn Lutheran church at Moray , and
before the fire was discovered the
church . was almost "destroyed.
TOPEKA CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY
Opening of Fair Week Marks SemU
Centennial of State of- Kansas
New "White Way". Completed.
Topeka, Kansas Topeka's big cele-
Drauon or the semi-centennial of
Kansas is on. Elaborate plans have
been made to properly observe the
50th birthday of the state and the
week will be filled with events In
tended to entertain. .
Topeka has put on its gala attire
and a new "White Way," from First
to Tenth streets on Kansas avenue,
with 12 iron poles to each block and
five lights on each pole, was ODened.
IMS Is a permanent fixture for Kan
Ready for College at 15.
Mutewnson, Kan.-Ralph Holmes.
son of Rev. J. L. Holmes, is believed
to be the. youngest high school grad
uate in Kansas. He completed a full
high school course at the age of 15
ana will enter Soiitimtt Karnes cvl
Ir; U Wiz2.lL
tiREW STEADILY WORSE.
Chicago Woman Experiences Terribf
Suffering from Kidney Trouble..;
Mrs. Emma Kunze, 1649 N. Ilal
Bted St, Chicago. I1U Bays: A crick
took me In my bad: and the pain was ,
so terrible I could not straighten. ' I
was confined to bed
and could not turn
without assistance. I
grew : enough, better
to sit up but began to
Buffer from rheuma
tto pains, bo bad I
often cried out. Kid
neys were In dreadful
-condition' and. secre
tions - suppressed.
Finally I began using Doan's Kidney
Pills and was cured. My health. Is now
fine and my kidneys act perfectly."
"When Your Back Is Lame, Rernem-.
ber the Name DOAN'S." x
For sale by druggists and general
storekeepers everywhere. Price 60a,
Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y. '
Uncle Mose, a plantation negro. .
was- being asked about his religious
"I's a preacher, sa," he said.
"Do you mean," asked the aston
ished questioner, "that you preach the.
Mose felt himself getting into deep
"No, " sah," he aid. "Ah touches
that subject, very light." Success
TRY BALL BLUING.
The housewife's friend on washday.
Large package 5 cents. Blue that is
allblue. Once RED CROSS BALL
BLUE is tried, all others are dis
There is a reason: Liquid bluing is
a weak solution of colored water,
while Ball Bluing is solid blue, clear
through. 5 and 10 cent sizes. ALL
In some parts of the south the
darkies are still addicted to the old
style country dance in a big hall, with
the fiddlers, banjoists and other mu
sicians on the platform at one end.
At one such dance held not long
ago in an Alabama town, when the
fiddlers bad duly resined their bows'
and taken their places on the plat
form the floor manager rose.
'"Git yo partners fo'de nex' dance!"
he yelled. "All you ladies an gennul-.
mens dat wears shoes an' stockin's,
take yo' places in de middle of de
room. All you ladies an gennulmras -
j barefooted crowd, you jes' jig it
round In de corners." Lippincott's
When the Minister Scored.
In a contribution to the Christian
Register, Thomas R. SHcer tells this:-
'Some men the other night, in con
versation with me, knowing I was a
minister and it is the spirit of this
time to put it up to a minister in
terms at least of gentle - satire said:
We have been discussing conscience,'
and one of them said, T have given a
definition of conscience; it is the ver
micular appendix of the soul,' and they
laughed. And I said, 'That is a good
defiinition in your case; you never
know you have it until it hurts you.
Then they did not laugh." .
Why She Smiled.
"She must love her husband dear
ly; she smiles whenever, she looks
"That isn't because she loves him,
it la because she has a sense of
humor." Houston Post
He who knows most
wasted time. Dante.
scramble two erftf s.
When nearly cboKed.
mix in about a half a
and serve at once
seasoning to taste. : -
'The Memory. Lingers"
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