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DlflleuUlea are the stepping-stones
Decent diet cures more Ills than Me
The silent man behind a cannon
The oldest and dullest brow mar
wear the brightest Jewel.
Zoological note: Down on Cape Cod
they are making the sand fly.
There Is no alloy In the pleasure ot
those who give Joy to little children.
It Is 24 karats fine.
A Massachusetts doctor says he
bleeds hi patients Just as he did 60
years ago. Maybe; but not the same
Somebody has discovered that there
are 44 roads which lead to hell. It is
probable that they are all finely paved
At the start.
If Count Bonl should really reform
and so into politics It would be an up
lift that might well cause the Gould
family to take a second look at him.
Sir Thomas Upton Is evidently nib
bling at the America's cup bait, but
will he bite? Defeats do have a ten
dency to grow monotonous.
"What the Human Race Owes to
the Moon" U the title of a current
magazine article. We fear Luna Is
going to have trouble collecting.
"Necessity cannot be placarded or
dismissed," iiays the Baltimore Amer
ican. Go or didn't you ever need a
new suit of clothes and have to for
The "Esperanto waltz" has arrived.
It la probably intended to enable the
waltzers to say something more than
"Isn't the music lovely?" or "What a
plendld floor this is."
MAftiY PM TNI BLUNOE.
LOSE BY 2-CT. FARE
MANAGERS AH9UB THBV CAN
NOT PAY DIVIDENDS.
THE OFFICIALS FEAR RECEIVERSHIPS
Admit that Travel Increased, but Net
Enough to Preetrve the
LOCK GUARD IN CELL
TWO PRISONERS THEN ESCAPE '
FROM JAIL IN CHICAGO. I
WHEAT JUMPS TO $1,081;..
Highest Price of Year For May De
livery Rush For Corn.
IN PLAIN VIEW OF THE STREET
New York barbers are threatening
to refuse to cut the hair of men who
have themselves. Girl? who are anx
ious to get married should make haste
to learn the hair-cutting business.
According to the Washington Post,
"an English scientist claims to have
discovered that Darwin was wrong
when he said men were descended
from monkeys." Now let that "scien
tist" read Darwin, and he can make
the further discovery that Darwin
didn't say it.
A Washington paper prints a story
of a man- who went fishing, and In
awlnglng his line through the air pre
paratory to casting caught an English
parrow, and tops this with a tale of
another disciple of Isaak Walton,
whose catch was so large that It
pulled him overboard.
Third One Starts to Leave, but Re
turns to Cell When Alarm Is
"Billy" Edwards, the famous old
time pugilist who In 1SCS won the last
lightweight bare knuckles fight for the
championship, has Just died, "leaving
a fortune and an unblemished reputa
tion for honesty and decent behavior."
The question arises, how ia the world
did Mr. Edwards get into such a calling?
It has been discovered by an Eng
lish statistician that it requires S37,
000 to raise a society girl. This
amount must be put down as having
been expended on "art for art's sake,"
as the most a society girl usually ac
complishes Is to win an Impoverished
nobleman, who simply adds to the expense.
Chicago. 111. After having lucked
a Jail guard cud a "trusty" In
u cell, two prisoners climbed thioush
a window of the county jail here Sun
day afternoon and made their escape
In plain view of a number of persons
who were passing In the street. A
thttd prisoner, after having started to
descend from the window, climbed
back In and returned :o his cell when
the alarm was given. Within a tew
minutes the police were on the tiall
of the Jail-breakers, bu: the capture
had not been reported up to a late
hour Sunday nl?ht.
Escape Is Accomplished by Ruse.
The escape was accomplished by a
clever ruse. Choosing u moment when
all of the piisor.ers on that tier of
cells were in the exercise loom, one
of the prisoners asked the guard,
.Michael Bloomberg, to unlock his
cell that he might get a pack of play
ing cards. John Scott, the "trusty."
was about to hand Bloomberg a note,
when both he and the guaid were
seized, the l:ey secured and the two
! were forced Into the cell and locked
I Producing saws, which are supposed
to have been smugsled to the men by
some accomplice, the piisouers sawed
two iron bars from the windows and
descended from the window by climb
ing to the bars on the windows be
low, and dropping into the street.
Meanwhile the other prisoners sang
and shouted to prevent the guards
from giving the alarm. The guaid.
however, was warned by the "trusty"
to make no outcry on penalty ot death,
and he remained In the cell for an
hour before being released. The men
who escaped were William Rogers,
23 years old. charged with larceny,
and Stanley Weslek. 2C years old, held
Chicago, 111. Wheat for deliv
ery next May sold at 1.0Sl on
the Board of Trade Friday, the high
est pi Ice so far. Sharp advances In
loreign markets and active export de
mand from Continental Europe, as i
well as the I'nltcd Kingdom, and I
gloomy reports from the northwest
concerning the Canadian ciop outlook
were factors which served to arouse
The pit at times was boiling over
with speculative ac:lity. and the
bears, being thoioughly stampeded,
clambered wildly to buy back such
quantltle? of the cereal as they had
sold short. While the wheat market
was soarins there was a lively time
to buy corn, due to prediction ol
frost lu northern Iowa. Nebraska utid
Dakota, which. It Is feared, may dam
age that portion of the crop which 4as
not yet ripened. A Winnipeg message,
which caused the tiade much uneasi
ness, read: "The last of this crop
aocs down and out, killing frost every
Marconi Sayt Bad Weather Will Not i
Affect the Service. ,
Glace Bay. Nova Scot!.-.. Decis"
ing that he Intended to stay in Glace
Bay until wireless communication' ,
with Europe had been placed on a
commercial basis. GuUtelr.io Marconi
said Monday to the press:
"We have finall overcome all ob
stacles, aud !n ahjtu three weeks v.e
will commence a commercial tians-At-lantic
He stated tin t bad weather won ':
not affect th. service, provided the
masts and ) ols used tu tho winder
system remained undamaged; that tin
average speed used In sending mes
sages v.-o'ild be twenty words a min
ute and that the rate would be H'c u
word for ordinary commercial rues-saf-
and 5c a word for press dls
patsies. This late, he said, would be
cui In two later.
St. Louis As a result of the two
cent faro law. Missouri rallroadj have
lost $1,500,000 during the past three
Every passenger train on the Wa
bash system has suffered a serious
decrease In revenue, according to Gen
eral Manager Miller.
The railroads Intend to submit
statements showing the effect of the 2c
fare law to Federal Judge McPherson
at Kansas City about Oct. 15.
The Atchison. Topeka & Santa Fe.
Wabash. Missouri Pacific. Burlington.
Chicago & Alton and other trunk
lines have Joined to fight the further
enforcement of the law, which became
effective June IT.
By agreement with Ally. Gen. Hart
ley, the railroads decided to test the
law for SO days.
Atty. Gen. Hadley says he under
stood the railroads would operate un
der the new law until Oct. 1. but he
has heard no Intimation of what
course they Intended to pursue after
In the proceeding now ponding be"'
fore Judge McPherson the railroad
seek to restrain tho state authorities
from enforcing the law on the ground
that It Is confiscatory.
At that time railroad officials atatcd
that the loss to the lallroods under
the 2c law would aggregate $3,000,000
According to the figures compiled
by the railroad companies, based on
actual reports of earnlns:, tho loss will
be at least lti.000.000. in- about 20 per
cent of the total reunite earned on
James Mlnnls. i'.fdtnnt ?oneral so
licitor of the Wabash, said he thought
the railroads would not b? ready Oct.
1 to make their showing before Judge
"Nothing cv.n or will be done," said
Mr. Mlnnls "until we get tho figures
on earnluu" lroni the traffic depart
ments. "There 1 one thing vt do
knuw. The railroads have lost tie
mendcusly under the 2c law. Local
travel has lncieased some, but noth
lr.t compared to what was predicted
by the champions of this legislation."
An official of the Missouri, Kansas,
(t Texas lallroad said:
"No railroad In this state can con
tinue the payment of dividends If the
:.'c statute Is allowed to remain.
"I venture the more serious asser
tion that some of them have to go
Into the hands- of receivers unless re
lief Is granted by the courts.
"Under the new law the branch lines
must bo under 40 miles In length,
which excludes the St. Louis & Hun
ntbal. 111 miles long.
STATEMENT BY PEAR.
Mleteurl Federation Official Will It
veetliate S-Heur Law Violation.
Jefferson City, Mo. Chas. W. Fear,
representing the Missouri Federattoa
of tabor, In discussing the Teleg
raphers' Elcht-Hour hill nnd lie en
forcement In the state of Missouri
said: "Our attention has been called
to the violation In many of the coun
ties In the state of Missouri of the
Telegraphers' Eight-Hour law, passed
at the last session of the legislature,
1 and the Sedalla convention of the Mir
! sotirl Federation of Labor Instructed
Its legislative committee to make a
thorough Investigation of violations of
the law In every county In the mate.
After consultation with state officials,
tho legislative committee has decided
to mnkp an effort to have the law en
forced by laying the matter of viola
tions before every county attorney,
and In counties where i!k- county at-
I torney docs not enforce the law, it
Is our Intention to begin proceedings
under the derelict official law to oust
from office tho cotimy attorney who
does not do his duty."
HOLDS 2-CENT FARF. LAW CRIME.
Pennsylvania Judge, In Knocking It
Out, Uses Strong Language.
llnrrltliurg, Penn. The 2-ccnt fare
law emicted nt the recent session
of the Pennsylvania legislature whs
r.d'mJgcd Invalid, unconstitutional and
vtld In Its application tu the Susque
hunnu River & Western Railway Co,
which connects Duncannon and Bloom
field. In an i.plnlon delivered at Bloom
Held by Judge Shu" of the Perry
county court. The law. he declared
lu his decree, Is a ei;ilco of n legisla
ture, "many of whose members, with
out rhyme or reason, facts or figures.
Information or reputation, pledged to
perform tho act In the name of 'Re
form.' " and that "we might say of re
form r.s w.is said b;- .Mme. Roland of
Liberty In the days i.r the French rev
olution: 'Oh. Liber Liberty, how
muny crimes are curim'tud In thy
POSSE SEARCHE3 FOR MINNIE.
Believed That Fugitive Cut Out
Tonguec of Horses.
South Bend, Ind. A posse head-
ed by Sheriff Lanr.nt and his eu-
lire ivtvv in uepuues is engaged in
one of tho greatest manhunts ever
known In Michigan. The posse Is In
hut pursuit of Max Minnie, who is
charged with cutting out the tongues
of eight horses.
Minnie has twice been sighted by
tho pobse and shot at, but none ot the
bullets struck him, it Is feared he, will
be lynched If caught.
WILL NOT TRY EXPRESS CASE.
An Egyptian sun temple and a city
that has been lost for 3,300 years have
been located by Prof. James H.
Breasted, of the University of Chica
go. It Is the temple of Sesebl, found
ed by Amenhotep IV. The city Is situ
ated in the heart of the almost inac
cessible district of Nubia, near the
foot ot the third cataract on the Nile.
Bands have been playing the "Mar
aelllalse" In Strasburg this summer
for the first time since Germany took
possession of Alsace and Lorraine
after the Franco-Prussian war. A
German from Berlin, visiting Stras
burg. wrote the other day to a home
paper about the "seditious airs," but
no one else seems to be seriously dis
turbed over the matter.
WILL MAKE ALCOHOL ON FARMS.
Federal Court Refutes to Force Com
1 paniet to Comply with Sibley Law.
Agricultural Department at Work on t
Experiments o Thia End. I
The barrel top is still a strong
vantage ground In the down east
country store. No greater victory
was ever gained upon that eminence
than that reported In a Maine paper
where the storekeeper had a pitch
barrel placed for a regular visitor.
The latter took the place, but was
able to disengage himself and resume
his seat upon an open barrel of small
nails, whence he soon departed car
rying a goodly quantity of useful hard
wate. Last month the toundatTon-stone of
the "Peace Palace" was laid at The
Hague. Mr. Carr.sie, who gives the
building, thinks it would be more ap
propriately called "The Temple of
Poace." Ideas aro enshrined in tem
ples, seldom in palaces.
Washington. D. C "I believe a
method will be devised whereby de
natured alcohol m-.y bj successfully
made on th-j farm." raid Secretary of
Agriculture Wilson. "The department
is now collecting ai available Informa
tion coucerrlng the Industry and in a
few months will lsst-e a report em
bodying It. Out in the northwest ex
periments .to bein conducted to de
termine thi; most profitable crops to
be used In the manufacture of de
natured alcohol. 1 have confidenco
that our people v ill master all the
problems that are presented and that
denatured alcohol at a fuel for heat
ing and lighting purposes will be a suc
cess upon our farms"
It sounds well for an Inventor to
say that he has harnessed the sun, but
has he asked the sun's permission?
In these days, when we split hairs
over the consent of tho governed, a
thing like that should not be over
looked. Commander Peary, Just before he
ailed for the north, bought or the
Maine people, who owned her, an an
lent pinky, or pointed-stern schoon '
eri He will have the vessel restored,
la an attempt to perpetuate a ype
once famous In the fisheries and est
wise trade, but now almost extliv.-t.
o doubt the world smaii. yet
few of us know much about whut la
t the other side of - It An EbkIIsu
paper, la parfn tribute to Mara
Twain, calia one of bia books, "Ufa
m the lfiKieapoUi."
Sixteen Lives Lost In Storm.
St. Johns, N. F. Additional reports
from remote points show that sixteen
and possibly twenty-four lives were
lost along the Newfoundland coast dur
In the equinoctial gale on Thursday.
Seventy-five fishing vessels were
wrecked and much damage was done
to wharves. The financial loss is es
timated at a quarter of a million dollars.
Omaha, Neb. Judges W. H. Mun
ger and T. C. Munger In the fed
eral court remanded to the Etate su
preme court the cases of the state
against the five express companies
operating here. In which the state
asks an Injunction to prevent the
companies from refusing to put Into
iffect the reduced rates' ordered by
.'he Sibley law. A motion for similar
action in the cases against the Union
Pacific, Rod: Island, Burlington and
Missouri Pacific railroads, In which
an Injunction Is asked to prevent their
resisting the Aldrlch rate law and the '
2e passenger fare law, was overruled
and the bearing of the cases was be
ICE COMPANY TO PAY DAMAGES.
Baltimore Firm Obtains Verdict Be
cause Supply Was Cut Off.
Baltimore The Jury In the case of
thu Gardiner Dairy company against
the Knickerbocker Ice Company re
turned a verdict awarding tho plnlntlff
ll'.'O damages. The amount claimed
wu-s $10,000. The Gardiner company
had refused to enter into a contract
with the Knickerbocker company and
transferred its patronage to the Sum
wait Ice and Coal Co.. whereupon the
Knickerbocker company forced the
Gardiner company to come to terms
by threatening to cut off the supply
ot the Sumwnlt company.
GETS $29,000 FROM 3CHMITZ.
Lawyer Says That's the Reason He
Defended Frisco Mayor.
1 San Francisco. Cal. Eugene F
Sehmlta. San Francisco's convicted
mayor, paid J. C. Campbell, attor-iey
tor him at his recent trial. 29.00it.
The quoting of thes'' llsures Is the
I answer that Mr. Campbell made to a
'sensitive friend as to why he ever let
' hlmrelf get Into such a ease as the
defense of Schmlu.
PAULA WILL BE DEPORTED.
Boy Murderers Get Life Terms.
Eaton, Ga. The jury In the case
of Porter and Reed Jones, charged
with the murder of Robert F.
Adams, hrought in a verdict of guilty
with u recommendation to mercy.
Judge Lewis sentenced both boys to
Peruvian Company Buya Dock.
Lima, Peru A Peruvian company
has contracted with a firm at New
Castle-on-Tyne, England, for a float
ing dock having a capacity cf 9,000
Iron Ore in Minneapolis.
Minneapo'ls, Minn. Hundreds ot
pockets of what seems to be soft
Iron or has just baan discov
ered along Como avenue In this city,
and a real estate firm owning the
property has asked the mining de
partment of the state university to
Beverldses Start for Hems.
Paris St-natoi- Beverldge of Indi
ana and Mrs. Qcveridge aalled from
Cherbourg for New York on board tat
steamer Kclser Wllbelm tl.
Seven Injured In Auto Accident.
Denver, Col. Seven persons were
Injured, three perhaps fatally, as the
result of a collision between an auto
mobile and an electric car on the
outskirts of the city Friday night.
The party, which Included sev
eral Chicago people, had been on
a sight-seeing tour, and was erturnlng
to the city. The car was running along
at a good speed, when an electric cai
loomed up, coming directly across the
path of the automobile. The chauffeur
expected the cur to slow.
Jap Diplomat Now at Washington.
Washington, D. D. Viscount Aokl,
tho Japanese ambassador, arrived In
Washington Horn his summer home
at Buena Vista, Md., after an absence
of seevral months. He denied himself
to newspaper men.
Knife Stab May Result In Death.
Bedford, lnd. William Lawrence
wat stabbed In the throat by William
Schellls. He Is In a dangerous condi
tion. This Is the second stabbing
that has taken place In this city since
By-Laws of Ordrr Changed.
Indianapolis, Ind. The Supreme
lodge of the Knights and Ladles
of Honor changed the by-laws of the
order by taking away the right of so
cial members to vote on the admis
sion of candidates to the relief fund
Constitutional Regime Re-established.
Washington Minister Ugarta of
Honduras has informed the depart
ment of state that on September 15
the constitutional regime was re-established
in the republic of Honduras.
Ellis Island Officials Get word From
New York. N. Y. Ellis Island
officials received word from Washing
ton that the Department of Commerce
and Labor has decided that Paula
Kllpenbourg, the young Vlenesse ac
tress, recently held up as an undesir
able citizen, shall be deported.
She declared her troubles were duo
entirely to persecution at the hands
of Horace F. Miller, a wealthy manu
facturer, whom she Is suing for breach
Calls Extra Legiiliture Senlon.
Montgomery. Ala. Gov. Comer has
fixed November 7 as opening day ot an
extra setslon of the Alabama isglsla
ture. "The purpose Is to determine who
controls this state, the people or the
r llroads," said the governor.
Explosion Kills Boys.
Wllkesbarre. Pa. Two boy? wore
killed and three probably fatally
burned In an explosion of gas in tho
No. 4 colliery of the Lehigh &
Wllkesbarre Coal Company Saturday
morning. The boys walked into a
body of gas in the slope while begin
ning their day's work.
Lost Woman Found.
St. Louis, Mo. Indians and vet
eran guides of the Grand Canon of the
Colorado found and rescued Mrs.
Chas. F. Joy. .wife of the recorder
of deeds of St. Louis, after she had
wundered for a day and u night in the
forest skirting the rim of Arizona's
Former Consul at Quebec Dead.
Bridgeport, Conn. Theodore Wal
dron Downs, former United tSates
consul at Quebec and prominent
In national democratic politics, died lu
his home In this city Monday. Mr.
Downs was a former secretary of tho
democratic national committee.
Morgan Denies Union Pacific Purchase
New York. N Y. J. P. Morgan
authorized a denial thu. he or the
banking house of J. P. Morgan & Co.
li-iu tnkcm nvAr fifift flfiO shnrpa nf
Union Pacific railroad stock from
I Kuhn, Loeb & Co., supposed to be
1 owned by Henry H. Rogers of the
Staudard Oil Co.
Prominent Physician Kills 8e1f.
Louisville. Ky. Dr. Peyton Ran
dolph Henderson, a prominent phy
sician and member of an old Ken
tucky family, committed suicide by
shooting himself twice through the
head. No motive is known.
Relative of Daniel Boone Dies,
Boonvllle, lnd. Mrs. Minerva B.
i Taylor, aged 78 years, Is dead
at her home in this city. She was
born In this county and was a direct
descendant of Daniel Boone, as well
as RatllK Boone, an ex-governor of
the state of Indiana.
Sheriffs to Guard Roosevelt's Camp.
New Orleans, La. Sheriffs of the
parishes of Madison and East Car
roll, where Mr. Roosevelt will hunt
bear next month, have been requested
to keep all newspaper correspondents
and visitors away from his camp while
Folk Rcachea Nashville.
Narmvllle, Tenn. The special train
with Governor Folk and party ar
rived Wednesday afternoon. The
party went at once to the governor's
mansion for luncheon with Gov. Patterson.
Returns Shot for Insult.
Norman. Oklahoma, Miss Hat
tie Guy, daughter of a farmer, shot
and perhaps fatally wounded Isaac
Chit wood at a dance given at her
uncle's home near here.
Child It Fatally Hurt by Bull.
Traverse City, Mich. Selma, 2-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sven
Vlngsnes, Sutton's Bay, was fatally
hurt by a bull. One eye was gored
out and the child was lateraally in
jured. The animal was kept In the
yard where the child clayed. r
Noted Educator Dead.
Mlddletown, Conn. Prof. Wilbur O.
Otwater, head of the department of
chemistry at Wesleyan university, and
noted for his experiments with the
calorimeter, died Sunday night after
an Illness of two years.
Aokl to Return to Washington,
Tokto The foreign office has decid
ed that Ambassador Aokl shall remain
at Washington. Baron Tsudsukl, now
representing Japan at Tho Hague con
ference, will succeed Ambassador In
ouye at Berlin.
Japs Spying on Russia.
St. Petersburg, Russia. A dispatch
to the Bourse Gazette from Vladivo
stok, published Friday, announced that
two Japanese officers In disguise havo
been arrested at Sedanka for spying
on Russian troops which were en
gaged in maneuvers In that vicinity.
River Stsamsr Burned.
New Orleans, La. The Missis,
slppl river steamer La Fourche waa
burned totthe water's edge Friday, 18
miles above New Orleans. The cargo
of 2,000 sacks of rice was destroyed.
SHIFTS COOL DEAL
M ETC ALP DODOES RESPONSIBIL
I TV FOR 20,SOO,000 OUTLAVa
LEGAL QUESTION IS INVOLVED
! Yankee Shippers Challenge the Gov
ernment's Right to Use Allen
Washington, D. C As nearly at
posslblo Secretary Metcalf, of the
navy department is going to place the
responsibility for spending the f2,500,
000 for coal for the Pacific cruise ol
the battleship fleet upon the shoulders
ot President Roosevelt. He said
that owing to the Important legal and
political questions Involved he will not
net until after consultation with the
The political question Is, whether
congress will s.i quietly by and see
what one of the naval journals char
acterizes ns a "display of cheap poli
tics and ill-advised vainglory."
The legal question is, whether the
proposed employment of foreign regis
tered ships In the transportation ol
coal from one American port to an
other, In apparent violation ot the
coaitwlse navigation laws. Is really
setting the laws ot congress In con
tempt. Must Use Foreign Ships.
The administration has been ad
vised by Attorney General Bonaparte
that the discretion vested In the presi
dent for using foreign bottoms. If he
thinks the rates made by American
ships arc too high, absolves him from
the obligation In the coastwise law.
But if foreign ships are used It will
not be a question ot rates, but ot suffi
cient tonnage and promptness.
If the fleet Is to go to the Pacific for
eign ships must be employed to carry
coal. The cruise must he postponed,
otherwise, until such time as the lim
ited American shipping facilities can
move the coal.
The courts will not Intervene In nny
case where discretion Is vested In an
administrative officer, unless It Is
charged that he Is Influenced by cor
ruption or other fraudulent motives.
None of the protesting American ship
owners go as far rs that.
Admiral Cowles, chief of the bureau
of equipment, said today that from a
cursory examination of the bids It Is
evident that not a pound of Welsh
coal will be used, because of the low
bids for carrying American coal in for
Calls It an Outrage.
W. L. Marvin, a representative of
American shipping Interests, gave out
a statement In which he said
the proposed award to foreign ships Is
an outrage against American ship own
ers and American sailors and Amer
ican lnborers, because It deprives them
of the benefits of the pmtectlve policy
which this government applies to
every other American Industry,
He contends that the employment
American shipping make the cost of
operating an Ame-ican ship so high
that it requires $34,000 a year more to
operate an American steam collier
than a 'British ship of the same ca
pacity. He contends that the employment
of foreign ships would be as flagrant
a violation of law as that 'committed
by the Standard Oil Co.
COURTESY 8TOPS ON CENTRAL.
Rockefeller. Utility-Law Drafter and
Bishop Potter Refused.
New York. No more "courtesy"
stops are made on the New
York Central. John D. Rockefellet
learned this when he wanted to take
a fast train at Tarrytown to go to Chi
cago to testify before Judge Landls.
Bishop Potter, too, wanted a tast
train stopped somewhere up along the
Hudson, so he could get aboard, hut
was refused. One of the men who
dratted the public utilities bill made
courtesy stops Illegal, forgot about the
law and filed a request for a stop at
his summer home. He was referred
to the provisions of his own bill.
The "courtesy" stop has become a
great nuisance on all railroads.
150 LIVES LOST IN FLOOD.
King Alfonso Hastens to Aid of Starv
Malagna. Spain. The latest
reports place the number drowned
by cloudburst and flood in Ma
laga and neighboring towns at ISO.
Thousands are homeless and destitute
and a famine Is threatened. The dam
age is placed at nearly a million dol
lars. King Alfonso is on his way to
Americana Shoot Bandit.
, Durango, Mexico. A party of
American mining men were attacked
by Julian Reyes, the notorious bandit,
nnd his men In the mountains of this
state. The Americans resisted with
rifles and pistols and fatally wounded
Reyes. No Americans were wounded.
Damaged Ships Return to Quebec.
Halifax, N. S. The Allen Line
steamer Mongolian, whtcb was in col
lision with the steamer Hurons, was
eo seriously injured that she Is com
pelled to return at slow speed to
Quebec with her 150 passengers.
Grand Duke Reported- Dying.
Constance, Grand Duchy ot Baren
Giand Duke Frederick, who has been
suffering from intestinal inflammation
for a week or more, Is rapidly grow
ing worse and is hardly expected to
Buried 265 Feet Deep; Lives.
Dulutb, Minn. Paul Mellege, 40
years old, waa rescued at Chlsholav
from a mine chamber 266 feet below
tbe eurface, upon which there had
been a sinking depression. Wbem
found Mellege was in an exhausted
Carrie Nation Released.
Washington Mrs. Carrie Nation, re
ceutly committed to the workhouso
for disorderly conduct, has been re
leased, her due having-bees paid by a
TOAD, ALIVE"' MSt YEARS SLO.
Dug Out af Mile) Cement Bed fey Avt
A miner has sent to tbe soologlcal
gardens, Perth, Australia, a live toad
which he dug out of a strata of hard
cement while sinking a shaft with ei
plosives. It is believed that tha crea
ture has been entombed for centuries.
When released from confinement
the toad was quite Inanimate. Its
eyes, which were transparent, with
no pupil, gradually became normal,
and It is now in excellent health.
The chamber in which It waa con
fined was perfectly smooth, and there
was no room for movement. The toad
is now being examined by geologist!.
The secretary ot the soologlcal gar
dens cites an Instance of a toad be
ing found In a bed ot magnesium
limestone 25 feet under the earth.
The age of the tend was believed to
be C.000 years. This creature was
presented to the Hartlepool museum.
"It Is well known," he says, "that
toads at the present day bury them
reives In mud when the water in
which they have been living dries up,
and so remain there till the next
"If a drought sets In, and no rain
comes to that spot, there will be no
change In the. condition of the toad,
and therefore nothing to brrng him to
u state of animation, and so he may
continue for all time, until some one
comes along with a' plug of gelignite
to unearth htm.
"This seems very hard to believe,
but still we have the fact that the
toads are there, alive, and so must
have got there somehow. In some
cases they have been found at great
depths under the surface imbedded In
rock, as In the present Instance.
"The toada seem to be In a state
ot suspended animation, and do not
lose weight when In that condition."
A Gracious Absence.
The half hour in the drawing room
before dinner was an Interesting "first
Impression" of that indescribable com
bination of warmth and frost known
as a London hostess.
Further exparienco taught me that
Mrs. Marchbanks was a typical one.
The London hostess' Invariable
mode of procedure Is a sudden in
ordinate gush of welcome, followed by
an Icy tnre. By tho time you have
politely responded to the welcome
your Hostess has forgotten your ex
istence. Nay, more, she seems al
most to have forcottcn her own. Sh
Is vague, self-absorbed and quite ob
livious to your existence.-1 have heard
of a lady with a gracious presence.
Tho London hostess is best ripurrlhod
by a gracious absence. Putnam's.
Vegetables In the Klondike.
Foodless no longer Is the Klondike.
Hotel keepers there say that they
never have used celerv ennl tn th
celery growa In the Yukon territory.
some iuu ton3 ot vegetables and 400
tons of hay were grown there last
year, despite the brevity of the sum
mer season. The vegetables Include
potatoes, cabbase. turning, carrots.
beets, celery, etc. There Is good coal
tor uusmess purposes, timber,
copper, and other minerals, and ouan-
titles of fish and game.
Death of the Lawyer.
Phouey Say, Butt, when I die I
hopes It'll be like a lawyer I once
Butt How's dat?
Phoney Dls lawyer died pleadln' at
the bar, and dey carried hlra out on a
beerl Bohemian Magazine.
A Hawk That Never Falls.
A persistent hawk has taken nnn
thaa 109 chickens from the premises
of Walter Wade In Bloomfleld. The
blid Ih of the pigeon species, swift of
wing and seemingly sure of its oris
every time. The neonln ahnnt tha
house have endeavored to scare It
away, uut it invariably gets Its prey.
Once it starts on Its upward flight
all the small birds in the vicinity set
sail for it, endeavoring to force it to
release its victim, but the hawk soon
outstrips them und gets away with its
tender morsel. Hartford Courant
"It must he fun." sueeeitad th
friend, "to dally dallv with ,.
shafts of wit."
"Not when you're hitched hatviaon
'era." responded the press humorist
wim a aicKiy smile. Louisville Courier-Journal.
Average Life of Ships.
The average life nf tm....
ship is only 18 years, white that of a
British vessel Is 26 years. The Scan
dinavian average is the besL It Is 30
KANSAS CITY Cattle Choice ex
port and dressed beet steers. I65TC.80:
fulr to good. 4.60?i5.75; western
oteers, I3.505f ,r..2r; Blockers and feed
ers, $3.1504.80; southern steers, $3.30
ff5.."0; southern cows, $2S3.1G; na
tive heifers, $3.2504.50; bulls, $2.25S
i.i'U; calves, $3&G. Hogs Heavy,
$0.03 J7 CIS; packers, $C.1G6.30; pigs
and light, $C66.3q. Sheep Lambs,
$0(07.33; sheep and yearlings, $5.25
5.C0; western sheep, $5.40(55.85.
8T. LOUIS Cattle Native ship
ping and export steers, $007; dressed
beef and butcher steers, $5.25C.16;
steers under 1,000 lbs, $4T4.G0; stock
era and feeders, $2.75 Q 4.75; cows and
heifers, $35.25; canners, $1.755j 2.25;
bulls, $2.50(34.25; calves, $307.50;
Texas and Indian steers, $3.2005.25;
cows and heifers, $1.73(32.75. Hogs
Pigs and lights, $5.506.05; packers,
t5.250.45; butchers and best heavy,
$0.2500.50.' Sheep Native muttons,
$2.G05.60; lambs, $3.507.25; culls
nnd bucks, $2Q3.50; stockers, $3.75
CHICAGO Cattle Steers, $5.359 1
7.35; cows, $3.5065; heifers, $3
6.75: bulls, 2,406; calves. $3;
Blockers and feeders, $2.4096. Hogs '
Choice heavy shipping, $6.2 5 0.85;
light butchers, $0.400.50; light
mixed, IOJOee.40; choice light, $0.60
CO.CO; packing. $5.250.ti; pigs,
$4.2500.25. Sheep Lambs, $667.55;
yearling, ee.ioejt.iij eaee, $4.7lt)
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