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It It a bait century since Ericsson's
Monitor waa launched. We have Just
passed tbe anniversary or tbat event.
It waa an evolution In tbe art of naval
armament which at tbe time teemed
to promise a permanent cbange rn
theory and practice. What tbe
Monitor did for ua in tbe crisis wblch
tt waa designed to meet Is matter ot
history, says tbe Boston Post. That
low-lying, vicious craft waa perhaps
tbe salvation of our navy. But what
a change In tbe years that have since
lapsed! Tbe Monitor type baa gone
to tbe scrap beap, and the massive,
towering, stupendous dieadnougbt has
taken Its place. Torpedoboata have
come In, followed by torpedo de
stroyers. And tbe range of naval operation-,
has been extended. Every
maritime nation has equipped itself
with submarines, and tbe very latest
is a submarine tbat can fight above
the water and descend wb safety
after delivering the fire of Us battery.
Under the water and above the land
In the air the power of destruction Is
extending. What Is the end ot this
development of the means of devasta
tion? Logically, Is It not tbe estab
lishment of universal peace as an In
Wherever the Romans lived In tbe
days of the empire they carried luxury
and art. They occupied for centuries
a large part of the northern coast of
Africa. It Is not surprising therefore
to leam by a dispatch from Tripoli
that a body of Italian troops digging
trenches near the Oasis or Sclara, on
the spot formerly occupied by Roman
Imperial gardens, has unearthed an
ancient Greets Venus of remarkable
beauty. The head and arms are miss
ing, but the tcrso Is In excellent
preservation and reminds beholders of
the famous Capltoltne Venus. The
statue has been sent to Rome, where
It will be placed In the National
museum. In nearly every spot where
soldiers have tapped the ground to
throw up defensive works they have
uncovered traces or the ancltnt Ro
man occupation of Tripoli, Including
tombs, mosaics an.; rulus of splendid
There is a New York statute against
the revelation by physicians of the se
crets of the consultation roon:; but a
New York judge has decided that it
does not prevent a doctor frdm de
scribing the services which he has
performed when he finds It nscessary
to sue for the collection of his fee. In
that case, the Judge rules, the phy
sician may proceed with his action, al
leging anything and everything that Is
necessary, without either directly or
Indirectly becoming liable for viola
tion of the law. The decision would
seem to be reasonable. It Is a mean
man wh: will refuse to pay a fair fee
ti his doctor.
A Greeley, Colorado, man claims to
have perfected a seedless watermelon
and Is now experimenting with pea
nuts crossed with sweet peas. He ex
pects to get blossoms and peanuts
from the same vines, the peanuts
growing above ground Instead of In
the earth. He has hopes of producing
a succotash plant by crossing corn and
beans, tnd looks forward to growing a
breakfast food which will Include the
qualities of coffee. In the meantime,
Where's Luther Burbank?
A Dutch prisoner, who was taking
walking exercise in the courtyard of
the Conclergerie Prison at Paris, sud
denly made a running jump at the
wall, which Is 14 feet high and topped
with Iron spikes, mounted It like at
cat, to the amazement of the Jailers.
Jumped down on the other side, climb
ed 20 feet up a wire ladder, dropped
by accomplices from an open window,
and got away. He must be a real fly
Girls In a Massachusetts college
have rejected the cap and gown as
graduation garb in favor of the white
dress, on the ground that the latter la
more becoming. This will be another
proof to the skeptical that higher edu
cation for women is a rank failure.
A physician remarks of a prominent
Invalid that his days are numbered,
though nobody can tell how many re
main. That might be also said wit a
perfect truth of the healthiest man In
A boy who ran away from his borne
at New Haven, Conn., twenty years !
ago returned the other day with $2,-
000.000. It is understood that his S
father did not meet him at the gate
with a strap.
Dy- hurling a custard pie Into tbe
face of a would-be robber a waitress ln
e Denver restaurant half-blinded him
and saved tbe money in tbe cash box.
As a weapon of defense tbe custard
pie deserves tbe highest encomiums.
A Kansas dentist is reported to have
discovered bow to cause new teeth to
grow In the jaws of people who have
loft (he ones with which nature fur
nished them. Let those who have
swallowed their false teeth hops on.
RIVER FLOOD, CIO TO MEMPHIS,
MOST DAMAGING IN REGENT YEARS
y i fw
MAP SHOWING FLOODED DISTRICTS.
IN A NUTSHELL.
The highest water the Mississippi
has ever known is washing the tops
of weakened levees from Cairo to
Memphis and below.
The rich Reel Foot Lake c';strici
In northern Tennessee is in immiennt
dange-. as a 300-srd Stretch cf levee
is threatening o go out at ;ny min
ute. C-irc's main and cress levees hold
firm, althougn 10 feet of water covers
Is drainage district. A fsice ala-m of
a break threw citizens into a panic.
At Caruthersvilie, Mo., the situaticn
Is most serious. Men are working day
and night, waters ars within a foot cf
the top of the levee and the tewn ic
full of refugees. A company cf militia
Hickman. Ky.. has tl-'juands cf ref
ugees, and is working night and day
on the levees. Looting vts reported
er.d troops have teen tsked fer.
Couriers nde through the lowlands
north and south of Mai .phis, warning
all to seek high ground. The city it
self is safe, trie mavor says.
William Lynn, his wife aid three
children were drowned near Bird's
Memphis, Tenn St. Francis Levee
Board Officials admit that the water j
is topping the levee in many places
and u heroic effort is being made to
top the overflow with sandbags
placed on top of the levee.
1 ThO point threatered is Golden
Lake, on the Arkansas side, where a
ravin is feared. The overflows at '
.Mound City, Holly Bush and other
points have been checked by sand- i
bags. The forces ot Scanlon's Land
ing and White River have succeeded
In preventing bieaks.
Lake county, Tenn., is overflowed
from the bleak below Hlckmau, and
; train loads of refugees are crowding
Seven thousand persons are home
less about Memphis. Ten thousand
others are ileelng from the St. Fran- i
cis basin. A score of small towns re
port that their business sections are
Points below Memphis are now be- i
ginning to feel the effects cf the flood. I
The river is rising rapidly at Natchez, I
Miss., and a 55-foot stage is expected '
there. River steamers are swamped
with calls from farmers to move live
stock. Farms are being depopulated
and all stock driven to high ground or
sett by steamer to points believed to
be out of the flood district.
No Relief at Hickman.
Hickman. Ky The city officials of
Hickmau have more thau 3.0u0 per
sons to feed and house, but no funds
and little food. The situation is the
most critical since the first water en
tered the town some das ago. Refu
gees are flocking here from Missouri
and Kentucky points.
Local merchants have sold all their
stocks, and. though the churches and
public buildings have been thrown
open to the refugees, there are still
hundreds unsheltered ln the hills back
of the town. The last block of the
business district has been inundated,
and part of the town is under 10 feet
Cairo Excited by Levee Break Report.
Cairo, 111. Cairo was thrown into
a fever of excitement and apprehen
sion by a rapid rise of water with
in the city at Tenth street. It was
believed that ihe levee had broken,
The house interstate and commerce
committee reported favorably a bill
to amend the law giving the inter
state commerce commission authority
over express companies. Provision
would be made for rate zones, the
charges varying according to the dis
tance the package was carried from
the point of origin.
The wool tariff revision bill, passed
by the house, was reported to the
senate and referred to the flnant
and huniod preparations were made
to combat n serious flood. Men nuked
to the scene, fully e.vpectlug tc find a
break, but discovered that the water
was coming from an overflow of the
discharge race of a drainage pump
working near the levee. This race, be
coming clogged, resulted In a great
volutin- of water flowing back into the
town instead of being emptied into the
open tiver beyond the levee.
"The situation is now well In hand,
and no danger is apprehended, the
Statement Of the local weather bureau
The drainage district above town
presents a desolate scene. I. timber,
pans of houses and studs and other
debris floats about the district in wa
ter probably 10 feet deep, while here
and there the tops ot houses may be
The break in the Mobile & Ohio em
bankment was the beginning of the
end, Water ran through the crevasse
all day. but hope was entertained of
stopping the Cow at the Illinois Cen
tral right of way. A frech break oc
curred in the nig Four etnbaajtment
near the plant of the Pioneer Pole
and Shaft company. With a rush the
water swept in. huiiing small houses
and lumber piles before them. All
along a five-mile .tretoh of levee from
the Illinois Central bridge to Cache
river the water was up to the very
top of the levt-e. There was nothing
to build on and no hop? whatever of
cheeking the flow.
Not one of the five railroads enter
ing Cairo can operate a train into the
city. The Illinois Central was the last
one to give up. More than S.000 feet
of its -track was washed out by the
flood In the drainage district. The
little tug boat connection of the Big
Four, between Cairo and Mound City,
is the only cutlet for travel.
Congress to Withhold Appropriation.
Washington. D. C. Unless Missis
sippi flood conditions become worse,
congress will not appropriate money
for the relief of the flood victims.
Chairman Fitzgerald of the house ap
propriation committee stated after a
conference with President Taft and
Red Cross officials.
"In so far as the president is ad
. vised, the war department. Red Cross
; and local authorities are able to afford
ample relief for those mad? homeless
by the floods." Fitzgerald stated. "We
I will hold in abeyance the James reso
I lution appropriating 1360,000 for relief
! of the flood sufferers."
Governors of -Missouri. Kentucky
; and Tennessee, telegraphed the Red
Cross office here asking aid. It sent
11.600 to the flood district. A hasty
Inventory of all stores available in
the quartermaster's department re
vealed the fact that only 100 suitable
, tents are left In the St. Louis depot,
the nearest supply station to the flood
j ed dlstiict. Notwithstanding the op
timistic opinion expressed by Fitzger
ald, reports of army engineers to the
war department were that conditions
along the Mississippi v.ere worse than
in the big flood of 1897.
The state department at Washing
ton officially announced that a ship
ment of 1,000 Krag-Jorgensen carbines
and rifles, together with many army
revolvers for hand-to-hand fighting
and a plentiful supply of ammunition,
was dispatched on a WaWrd . liner
from Ne v York for Vera Cruz, con
signed to Ambassador Henry Lane
Wilson at Mexico City.
A pension plan for the benefit of the
Western Union Telegraph company's
30,000 employes was announced by
President Theodore N. all.
Poisonous Weed Kills Two.
St. Louis. Amos Minor, 10 years
I old, and his brother Yerl, 8, of Lake
I wood, St. Louis county, ere dead, and
I John Schreiner, 8 years old, a play
mate of the Minor boyV Is in a criti
cal condition, the result of eating what
they supposed to be wild onions.
The Roosevelt forces captured the
Oklahoma Republican state conven
tion by a vote of 364 to 184 and In
structed the teu delegates at large
from Oklahoma to vote at Chicago for
Col. Roosevelt for president.
DISPATCH SAYS CITY IS ALMOST
SURROUNDED BY MEXICAN
REPORTS CASUALTIES GREAT
Rumors Say Federal Troop Menace
Orozco by Circling Escalon
Rebels Realize City Mutt
Jimlnez, Mex. The second battle
jf Parral is on with every available
Midler that could be spared
'rem this place In the attacking force.
K dispatch waa received from the
'wui BiKueu u ueu. j.,uiB renmnuez
md Gen. Inea Salazar, saying the
tattle had been raging six hours and
hat the rebels had succeeded almost
n surrounding the city. The dispatch
ays the casualties were great, but
mentions n figures.
The rebels now have approximately
!,6U0 men at the front, while the fed
j rral force in the city is estimated at
i 1,000 men. A thousand men are un
ler arms here ready to move to the
. ront at a moment's notice, but no
tall for help has yet come from Gen.
Gen, Orozco Crowded,
i The rumor persists that a federal
i orce has circled Escalon and is ad
andng in this direction. If this U
1 rue. Gen. Orozco faces a grave crista,
1 vhich will take nil of his military
iklll to overcome. The main column
lere has been sadly weakened by the
campaign against Parral. and men
lave already been withdrawn from all
he garrisons established between
lere and Escalon since the battle of
The rebel chiefs realize that the de
lent of Gen. Campa brought them
'ace to face with a situation of the
invest chaiacter. and that Parral
Jitift be tken as soon as possible If
. :he victories of the last few weeks
ire not to be overcome.
Men Held in Reserve.
Gen. Fernandez arrived at Baca
ivi'.h 1.000 men. and Gon. Saluzar ar
rived with a similar force. Gen. Fer
landez advanced on the city from the
lorth. while Gen. Salazar went south
If the city. Maj. Quevedo with his
(00 men kept in the rear, and the
nirpose was to use them to reinforce
lther U the columns which got
60.000 War on Middlemen.
New York. The women of New
fork began an attack on the middle
tien, with a campaign of purchasing
itipplies direct from the public mar
tits. A hand concert and gala deco
'fttiors greeted the hundreds of mem
jers of the Housewives' League,
vhich hi s about 00.000 members, who
nvaded Washington Market in taxis,
rolley cars and on foot.
Girl Slayer of 17 lndi:ted.
Lafayette. La. The trial of Clemen
lne Barnabet. the negreus who ad
nits she killed it members of ncr
ace ln order, as she explains, that
hey mijht gain immortality, is to be
in here next week. The grand jury
'ound several indictments againtt her.
Operators Fail to Agree.
Wllkesbarre, Pa. Anthracite min
ers and operators are on the verge of
in open break and trouble is antici
sated before the Philadelphia confer
snce. Heads of the coal companies
tre disgruntled over what they de
tlarc is an open violation of the strike
Chinese Vice-President Killed.
San Francisco. Dispatches received
aere confirm the report of the assas
sination of Gen. Li Yuan Hung, the
oewly elected vice-pcesident of China.
It Tien Tsin. The dispatches gave
Train Passes Station, Girl Leaps.
Centralia, 111. Miss Lottie Mulva
ney was seriously injured when she
eaped from a moving train. She was
sarried past a transfer point, and
eaped from the steps ol the speeding
Strikers Battle Officers.
Passaic, N. J. A battle between
leveral hundred striking silk mill op
eratives and 40 deputy sheriffs and
policemen occurred outside the Forst
mann & Huffman silk mill at Garside.
Troops Awe Strikers.
Utiea. N. V. With this city prac
tically under martial law and three
tompanies of state militia under Col.
Hitchcock patrolling the streets, tbe
totton mill strikers were greatly awsd.
Engine Hits Car; Three Die.
Chicago. Three persons were killed
tnd between 10 and 15 injured when
a Chicago & Alton freight train
trashed into a trolley car at the grade
:rossing at Thirtieth and Kedzle
Morgan to Meet Ksiser.
London. Great interest resulted ln
financial circles here when Rome ca
bles announced that J. Pierpont Mor
gan, the noted American financier, has
been "commanded to meet the kaiser
In Venice In the near future."
2 Slain; 3 Shot In a Fight,
HoiBlngtorj. Kas. Two men were
killed and three injured ln the Mis
souri Pacific ruilroad shops when
"Bud" Smith, a discharged negro em
ploye, engaged in a revolver battle
with shop employes.
Peoria Forbids Free Lunch.
Peoria, III Mayor E. N. Woodruff
has signed the ordinance prohibiting
free lunch In city saloons. A heavy
penalty has been provided for vlciu
Ions ar.d tbe order affects 300 salcor
AVIATOR ROOGERS KILLE1
TAKES HANDS FROM LEVERS
AND FALL 2000 FEET.
Once Allowwed Machine to Drift, Un
controlled, While 8.000 Feet
Los Angeles, California. Lata
thanXlO feet from where he alighted
when he completed his ocean-to-ocean
flight last laat December, and near the
spot which had been selected as a
site for a monument to his achieve
menta. Aviator Calbralth P. Rodgers
was killed Instantly, when he was
burled In tbe wreckage of his Wright
biplane after a fall of 200 feet. His
neck, Jawbone and back were broken
and his body waa crushed under bis
Ine of the most reckless feats in
the history of aviation, which Rodgen
had tried successfully before, cost hit
life. This consisted of releasing his
hold on the levers, folding his arms
and allowing his machine to soar
without a guiding hand, n one of a
series of spectacular flights, whioh he
Mi, utreii ma n in g every a ay i or ine
last week. Railnn iim tki. hii. ...
had been making every day for the
Ing with a passenger at a height of
5.000 feet To the nassenrer'a re.
monstrance, he merely replied:
"Oh. wer e all right : she's ridden I
the wind befnre nrt aktftl h,i i,
1 now." I regards the question involved exceed-
At tbe time of the accident Rodgers,
! after flying over an amusement con- ! Ambassador Wilson and all consular
cession along the beach, began to off,cer9 ln Chihuahua were ordered to
j have sport with a flock of seagulls. 1 'tl'e the affair. Wilson will bo
He made his machine dive several ! to demand protection for
times into the midBt of the birds, ! tne Americans from President Ma
frightening them and scattering them ; dero as 80en as the department learns
iu all directions. Tiring of this, the deflnltel' where they are situated,
aviator Rtarted back to his hangar ! T"e search for Conklin and his par
at full speed, and then, when over the further complicated by the re-
beach, suddenly tipped his machine 1 fn that Orozco Is to appeal to the
downward at a perilous angle, releas- i United Staes for recognition of bellig
ed his hold on the levers and folded erency in Mexico,
his arms, apparently intending to ! Officially, this government does not
make a spectacular dip without using ! acknowledge a state of war in Mexico,
the levers. As the aeroplane shot hut holds the constitutional eovern-
downward lie realized that he had
made a mistake and seized the levers
again, endeavoring to tilt the planes
upward and prevent a fall. He failed
and an instant later the machine
crashed into the surf, burying Rodg
ers under the wreck.
Many persons rushed to his aid.
Ernest Scott and James Goodwin,
life-guards, were first to reach him.
They say Rodgers' head was hanging
over one wing of the machine, the
heavy engine was on his back and his
feet wore drawn up. nearly doubling
ever his shoulders.
The aviator was lifted from the
Wrack and hurried to the Bathheuso
Hospital. He died on the way.
He Makes Lone Attempt.
St. Louis. According to letters re
ceived at the Vandalia railroad of
fices here from Captain of Police Levi
Louderback at Terre Haute. Ind., the
man who held up and robbed mail
train No. 11 on the Vandalia Febru
ary lt laat, near Liggett Station, lnd.,
has been caught and given a com
plete confession to the crime. He
gives his name as Fred Bushav.
19 Awaiting Death Chair.
Ossining. N. Y. The 17 cells allot
ted for condemned murderers await
ing the electric chair are net enough
to house the men now in the state
prison and doomed to be electrocuted.
In each of these cells there is a man
and two cells in another part of the
prison are in use.
Americans Held in London.
London. Accused of larceny of
1100,000, Alfred Henry Motley, Jr.,
ind riark A. Miller, two Americans!
who were arrested Just as they were
'eaving the Sterling hotel in this city,
were arraigned In Bow Street police
cout on an extradition warrant.
Harvester Plans Rejected.
Washington, D. C Attorney Gener
1 Wickersham and E. A. Bancroft,
counsel for the International Harves
ter company, held another conference
St which the terms of the dissolution
proposed by the trust were rejected.
Deputy Who Killed Two Exonerated.
Centralia, III. Georgge Wlngler,
Ihe deputy marshal who shot and
Silled Charles Biod and H-?nry Grose
it Odin, 111., was exonerated by Cor
oner T. .1. Foster on the ground that
he had shot In self defense.
18 Are Hurt In Car Crash.
Chicago. Two women U'uro L-lllarf
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and eighteen persons were severely
lift 11 Iw.n n 1 . V M- J 1
lurt when a crowded Kedzle f.venne
car was struck by a freight train as
it crossed the Chicago & Alton tracks
Balks at Scanty Costume.
Berlin, Germany Frau Marie Otto
j man, the original Merry Widow, has
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wtftwivMjii uwi cuiiirm-i wnn ine rnea-
j ter DeB Westen rather than appear tn
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u vavMjviHiipij Beamy cosiume.
Miners Return to Work. ! Coal Rots Are Raging,
London Forty thousand striking Cardiff. Striking miners attacked
coal miners had returned to work ! tne bomes of nonunlonists at Ponty
throughout the United Kingdom po0' because the nonunlonists re
Thursday and official announcement turne1 to the pits. At least half a
was expected from the leaders of the ! 3ozen Persons were wounded, some of
federated miners' union. 1 them serolusly.
Wilson Is on New Tour.
Chicago. Gov. Woodrow Wilson
has started on a speechmaking tour (
of Illinois in a special train, during I
allw-h ho ..-ill . . I .. 1 1 to -ill m . .
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race back to Chicago to address three
Mrs. Pankhurst Released.
London Because of ill health,
Mrs. Emmellne Pankhurst, leader of
the militant suffragettes, wbb re
leased from Jail where rhe was serv
ing a two months' sentence for win
dow smashing, on $5,000 ball.
Gov. Harmon to Retaliats.
Chicago. Stirred by the announce
ment that Wm. J. Bryan will invr.de
Ohio to attack him, Gov. Judson Har
non has planned an invasion of the
Commoner's territory and will meltt
i tour of Nebraska.
MADERO WILL BE TOLD HE MUSI
ROTECT AMERICANS FROM
SITUATION IS COMPLICATED
Washington Hears That Oroieo Will
Appeal There for Recognltl
Investigation of Affair
Washington, D. C The reported
capture and detention by rebels of
Harry Conklln and about 50 other
Americans at the Lluvla De Oro mine
near Choiax, Chihuahua, threatened
to develop into a critical incident of
the Mexican revolution.
lfnM.latlvn Canh r9 W I M t , O t M
! mmm mm i iuo.u i i
I to whom Conklln's mother at Ia
Crosse, Wis., appealed, took the ques-
with the State Department
at once. Because of the report that
the Americans are held as hostages
1 SKadnst intervention, the department
ment accountable for anv depredation
against Americans In the Republic. A
recognition of the revolution would
make Orozco equally answerable to
the United Staes with Madero for the
immunity of Americans from harm, it
also would prevent the Cnlted States
sanctioning shipments of war muni
tions to Madero, as is now being done
Retain Lincoln Appointee.
Chicago Simeon W. King, who. in
1864, was given a life appointment as
United States commissioner by Abra
ham Lincoln, was continued in the
post by the action of United States
District Judges landls and Carpen
ter. By an act of congress, the Ufa
.enure ceased in 1890. and it has been
necessary to make an appointment
ivery four years. Commissioner King
ieing the appointee each time.
63 "Dry" and 54 "Wet."
Chicago. Of 154 cities and towns
tnd a number of townships voting on
laloons or no saloons, twenty-four
.'oriBerly "dry" voted "wet" and six
teen of those formerly "wet" went
"dry." Sixty-three remain "dry" and
fifty-four remain "wet." Eight voting
'wet" are unclassified and eleven un
classified as to prior record are "dry."
Eight counties are "dry," two Laving
La Follette Easy Winner.
Madison, Wis Returns from all
parts of the state in the presidential
preference primary indicate that Sen
tor Robert La Follette carried Wis
;onsin over President Taft by a vote
Of 120,000 to 50,000 and that' he will
nave the entire .'6 delegates behind
Begin Platform Fight.
New York. It has developed that
'.he real struggle in the Republican
oational convention, in the belief of
Easterners, will be over the platform,
lnd already a combination between
the South and Eust to curb the West
's being considered.
Paris (Ky.) Msyor Indicted.
Paris, Ky James T. Hinton, may
r Of Paris, and one of the wealthiest
men ln central Kentucky, has been
Indicted by the grand jury on a
jhnrge of receiving $700 to cause the
(lection of a candidate to the city
China to Build a Navy.
New York CharleB M. Schwab,
who attended the annual meeting of
he Bethlehem Steel company, hinted
to newspaper men that rhino ,..m
t r- .-ii uiai . Illllil will
1 construct a new navy and that a bit
. 1 M . . ' U'a
proportion of the shins win ho kn.
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Arizona Nomination Held Up.
Washington. President Taft s noml
aatlon of Richard E. Sloan, former ter
ritorial governor of Arizona, to be a
I .u mc umw elate, is be-
ln8 held UP by the senate judiciary
reaerai judge in the new state, is be-
Bryan to Speak in East.
Llncl, Neb. William J. Bryan
naB le,t for an extended speaking tour
of tne middle and eastern states. He
will anaolf a, n . , .'
ul ,CD monies, Uhlcaeo
than I.. . -. '
- , v uiLau,
then ln turn at Indianapolis, New
i win, uoiumous, o.
20-Ysar Tsrm for Bank Robber.
Port Benton. Mont. Stunley Miller
oonvicted of bank robbery, was sen
tenced to 20 years' Imprisonment
the maximum penalty in Montana In
the bank robbery at Harlem, July 31
last, three men took part.
Soldier Accidentally Killed.
Nogaieo, Arlz.-The body of John
D. McClure of Union, S. C. a member
of Tre-op M, Fourth cavalry, will bo
sent id bis home for burial. He was
shot bud killed by the careless hand
ling of revolver by a tentiuate
HEWS FROM MISSOURI
Bird's Point flooded.
.,. TjMin ! under water.
XJl Til uiut . -
bouao la flooded and mall haa to bo
carried from the depot to the poet
offlce in a eklff. The main tracka of
the Cotton Belt at Blrd'a Point war
Inundated and all traffic between that
place and Cairo was annulled. Cotton
Belt trains are being run into Bird's
Point hy way of Farrensburg, but It
la expected service will be discon
tlnued, as water Is running over tha
levee at Point Pleasant
Old Landmark Gone.
Fire destroyed the old Jamee Chap
man residence near Montgomery, a
landmark of that part of the Btate. It
was occupied by C. D. Huff, formerly
of Centralis. It was James Chapman
and David Phlpps, two of the pioneer
settlers who raced their horses ona
night from Montgomery to Palmyra
to enter land. The men left one even
log and reached Palmyra early the
Editors to Columbia.
Letters already received at Colunv
! bla show that practically 300 Missouri
editors expect to attend the exerclsee
of Journalism week, an annual event
at the University of Missouri school
of Journalism. Tbe program, which
includes addresses by many editors
all over the country and state, will
begin May 6 and continue until May
A County Charge 80 Years.
Lurlnda Mitchell S4 years old. waa
admitted to the state hospital for the
Insane at St. Joseph after having been
more than SO years an inmate of the
county home of Platte county, it la
estimated that Platte county had paid
more than $12,000 for board and medi
cal aid for the woman since it took
charce of her as a ward when she waa
a small child.
Want Interurban Line.
The building of the electric road
from Kansas City to Excelsior S;ringa
has Interested the people of Rich
mond, and vicinity to the extent that
they are trying to have the line ex
tended to their town. The Commercial
club will ghe a supper April 1. 10
which the officials of the electric Una
have teen invited.
Afer receiving a
grand Jury to the
water supply at sta
is inadequate and ;h,
Inmates are In cens
fire, Judge Thomas
Joseph diree'ed thai
fled to Gov. Hadley
board of charities nr.
report from the
effect that the
e hospital No. 2
it the lives of the
ant danger from
F. Ryan of SL
t copies be certi
and the I tatg
Wants Alton Spur.
The Warrensburg Comment's! club,
through Its president, E. N. Johnson,
has forwarded o the otllclais of tne
Chicago & Alton railroad a proposi
tion to build a CI? mile spur from
Hlgglnsvllla to Warrcr.sburg. The
club offers to guarantee the right-of-way
ar.d 11,000 per mile.
Evangelical Association Meets.
Bishop Thomas rowman of Allen
town, Pa., has arrived in St. Josepn
to preside at the forty-eighth annual
session of the conference of the
Evangelical association. The confer
ence embraces a portion of Missouri
and the en-ire state of Kansas.
Spent $30,200 On Roads.
The Boone ccunty court Issued a
statement of read expenses during
the past nine months, showing that in
that period 10,200 was spent on
roads. This in addition to the ex
pense incurred by special road dis
trlcts. Arrest May Cause Death.
Reuben Harris, $.7 years old, city
marshal of Quitman, is dying as a re
sult of the excitement attendant on
n arrest. The aged officer was called
from his bed in the middle of tho
night to arrest a man who had
stabbed another. The exei'ement
proved too much and be collapsed
rrom a stroke of apoplexy. His pris
oner got away, but was captured later.
Odd Fellows to St. Louis.
The oflicers of the Grand Lodge, I
O. O. F.. announced that the annual
session of May 21, 22, 23, 1912 would
be held in St. Louis instead of Ex
celsior Springs, as voted by last ses
sion. This change is being made on
account of the temporary hotel condi
tions at Excelsior Springs
Facts on Road Building.
Five thousand booklets telling of
S!.j!Mt met!lods and material for
building good roads in Missouri have
ust been issued from the engineer
ing experiment s'ation of the siaro
university at Columbia. T iese wlti be
distributed withirthe next few day.
Wanderlust Short Lived
Samuel Bevis, 15-years-oId son of O.
B Bevis, of Kansas City, appiie, to
the police of Jefferson City for aki Hla
parents were wired to and they at
once telegraphed money to sen? tn.
boy home, which was done.
New Physic, Building.
. nlver8"- of Missouri let a
contract for the construction of a , ew
Physics building, j. A. wi son I
Son of St. Louis bid, I7H.000 tor tha
construction work alone. The entis!
co is estimated at 1100.000
rn,- , 8,,ln 0ver 8e.
Charles Stearns, a farmer
Meadville. shot Gin,ey SSSL an
other farmer. Three shots were fired
wards"" r w a short -K '!2
arde. Jhpy had b quarrelina
over an old bobsled. laming
Johin vr G8Car P.Me..
Ber of the St. Joseph Street Ra'l-av
nal court there of furnishing f el
transportation to public officers anS
as fined $100 on two countl