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Boott County Kicker
futtlshe by Workers Printing Company,
Wanton, Mo.
Board of Director: C. If. Weaver, Pres.;
Julius Albrecht, J. H. Branam, Lorana
eyer, Botomon EHebold, Phil .V Hafnsr.
cretary -Treasurer.
Altered In tha peatoftica at Benton, Maw,
i aa aeeond-clasa matter.
Published every Saturday. Subscrlptlea
price 11.90 per year.
PASSING OP STEAM ENGINES.
Tha practical success which has fol
lowed the use of the Internal combus
tion engine In large ahlps seems to
pell the beginning of the end of
team vessels. Recently the head of a
company owning and operating more
than 70 steam vessels announced that
his company would never again build
a ahlp with steam as the motive pow
er. The advantages of the Internal
combustion engine are many. They
utilize a great per cent, of the en
ergy of the fuel. They are econom
Ical In operation. As one man ex
preaaed it. all you have to do is to
tart the thing and then read a news
paper. The fuel can be convenient
ly carried, no stokers are required,
nd Instead of the engines becoming
overheated in tropical climates, trial
seems to show that they work better
the hotter the temperature. The pres
ent difficulty seems to be to get oil
at a reasonable cost. Gasoline has
been rising steadily in price for some
time. The supply of crude oil Is not
limitless by any means. There re
mains, of course, denatured alcohol,
which can be made from vegetable
matter, and It may in time become
the great fuel of the world. How
ever that may be. It Is reasonably cer
tain that ship owners during the
next decade will turn to the internal
combustion engine to solve many of
their difficulties.
A great many people, fearful of the
ltlmate swamping of this country by
an Influx of foreigners, look only at
the statistics showing arrivals of Im
migrants, and forget that there is a
refluent tide. During the liscal year
which ended with the month o: June
more than a million individuals from
foreign ports landed in ports of the
United States. Of these, however,
ITS.9S3 were classified as non-immigrants,
which fact reveals the num
ber of immigrants as 83b, 172, says the
Milwaukee Evening Wisconsin. But
against this there was an offset. The
alien departures from Americaj ports
In the liscal year numbered 615,292.
of whom 2S2.03U were non-immigrants.
To find the extent of the immigrant
Addition to the population in the
year 1911-12 it Is necessary to sub
tract the 222. 2C2 representing immi
grants who departed from the 83S,
172 representing Immigrants who ar
rived. The result shows the gain in
population by Immigration during the
year to have been 401,863, which is
eot alarming. '
The verbomanlac is oue whose prin
cipal effort is not to make speeches
but to refrain from making them. He
feels the obsession upon him. and
often fights it. but in vain, says the
New York Post. Sooner or later the
floods of talk will burst forth in spite
of him. A leading French deputy
once explained the impulse to our au
thor is a "physical necessity." He
had no desire to speak, no real rea
on for speaking; but the words rose
to his lips and he could not keep
them back.
Women are not breaking Into farm
ing in a way to cause a boom in the
price of abandoned farm lands, but
they are, according to scattered re
ports, taking a try at farming, and,
according to the same report, they are
generally mailing a success of It.
Generally the woman who takes to
farming goes in for something fudd
and makes it pay.
One of the inspiring things In life
Is tho popularity of youth. Or perhaps
It may better be called the aim of
everybody to keep young. Old age
tuns lost out to the modern idea, says
Judge. Who nowadays sees old men
or old women? Men who half a cen
tury ago would have been character
Ized as "stricken with years' are gay
old boys today, and women have sc
mastered the art of perpetual youth
that it takes a wise one to pick out
the grandmothers.
A man in Minneapolis complained
to the police that his eight-room
house had been stolen, leaving no
trace of its whereabouts. The next
thing burglars will be running off In
the alienee of the night with sky
scrapers.
Now horses are to have individual
drinking cups. If the standard of
drinking Is to be raised among work
ing animals, an effort might be made
to do the same' with the intelligence
and humanity of drivers.
Far away in Milan, Italy, they are
in doubt whether poker Is a gambling
game. Let those doubters play with
almost any good American, and they
will soon decide the mutter, especially
If they run up against a straight flush
with a measly four aces.
- A Denver preacher Insists that it is
a sin to kill a fly or break an egg.
Still, we don't believe killing flies or
breaking eggs is as bad as swearing
at a golf ball on Sunday.
Now is tho time tor the yachtsman
-to get revenge for the gibes be haa
endured all year by asking his tor
mentors to take a sail.
., H Is said pedestrians can avoid auto
mobiles by buying motor boats, but ln
soma localities they would have to buy
lakes, and this would be expensive.
BULGARIAN ARMY
ES
REPORT OF TROOP MOVEMENT
TOWARD AORIANOPLE IS
CONFIRMED.
MANY HAVE CROSSED BORDER
! Alleged Ploti Against Greeks Are Un
earthed Montenegrin Soldiers
litter Albania Massacre of
Individuals Commenced.
I arl
That the Bulgarian aim;.
ha InvadM Turkey and is marehlns
i n Adianopie was confirmed by A.
patches, received here. Diplomatisi:
here believe Bulgaria has assumed
ihe aggressive thus suddenly to be
antad of interference by the power
Albania Is Invaded.
Buda Pesth. Three regiments of
Montenegrins have Invaded Albania,
according to a message from Cettlnjc.
The Mohammedan Albanians, even
many former rebels, are now loyal to
Turkey, but the Christians welcomed
the iuvaders.
Greeks Fear Massacre.
Athens. Discovery of an alleged
Turkish plot to massacre all Greek
in Albania waa reported here. It Wal
declared individual assassinations
have already begun among the thou
sands of Greeks living in the prov
ince. Situation la Muddled.
LoB4cn, The Balkan crisis is mark
ing time with none of the elements of
rlanjer removed. The outlook Is
viewed optimistically in some nuar-
ns and pessimistically In others and
one attitude seems as reasonable as
,hp
ine optimism is cnieny DUUI on
France s movement for action by the
powers, either collectively or by dele-
rated authority through Austria and
Russia The pessimism is mainly
based on the continued insistence of
the allies upon the attitude which
they have already doclnri d ar.d the
growing war clamor at Constantino
He The opinion in many places, out
side of Turkey, now is that peace be
tween Italy and Turkey would he like
ly to rnhance rather than minimise
the chance of a Balkan war. ns the
allies have reached a point where
they are committed t action unless
the superior force of the powers holds
them down and Turkey, with the Ital-
Inn menace withdrawn, would feel
able to conserve her energies acainst
the allies.
Wreck Is Laid to Engineer.
Westport. Conn Testimony tend-
tap to show that Engineer Geo. L.
Clark of the Springfield express,
which was wrecked here. Ignored sig
nals set nrjainst him, and took the
crossover switch at a high rate of
sjieed. was given before Coroner Phe
Ian at th Inquest into the death of
Oven victims Of the wreck.
To Hang Three Brothers.
Halifax. Three brothers, Alfr.-d.
Fred and Harry Grave, will be
handed here on January IS next for
the murder of Kenneth Lea near Fort
Williams in Jure' The broth-rs quar-re-led
with Lea. while intoxicated, and
one nf them struck him with the bu t
ef a pistol, which waa discharge,
morally wounding Lea,
Taft Electors Are Barred.
San Francisco Neither by nomina
tion as Republicans nor by petition
as independents can "lectors pkdged
to President Taft go on the November
fca'lot In California The first possi
bility was closed by the decision of
the supreme court, the second had
dellberal tly been neglected.
Falls Into Bank Meeting.
Hammond, ind. The directors of
the Indiana National bank were in
session iu the bank offices when 235
pound Mary Dopa fell through the
BkyUght and landed In a sitting posi
tion on the long table in front of
them.
Submarine Cut in Two
Dover. England. Run down by the
Hamburg-American liner Amerlka,
bound for New York, British subma
rine B2, went to the bottom with 14
of its crew af 15 men. Lieut. Rich
ard Pulleyne, the submarine's second
In command, was the sole survivor.
Whitelaw Reid May Retire.
New York. Whitelaw Reid Ameri- I
an ambassador to London, who ar-I
rived In New York on the I usitaula
confirmed the rumor that he is con- 1
templatiiig retiring
niiiilc service.
from the dlplo-
Rebel Army Is Captured.
Washington. The entire rebel srmy
at Jlnotepe, Nicaragua, about twenty
miles south of Managua, was cap
tured with all its ammunition, arms
and artillery, after a four hours' bat
tle with government troops.
$10 Hogs Predicted.
Chicago. Packers predicted flO I
hogs before the end of October, and
correspondingly higher prices ;or all
hog products. At the yard.: hogs
brought 19,80 for high grade, the top
figure In two years of high prices.
U. S. Destroyer Hits a Dredge.
Philadelphia. Eighty men, under
the command of Lieut. Parker, nar
rowly escaped death when the torpe
do boat destroyer Beale crashed into
a Delaware river dredge at Newcas
tle. Del.
Knox and Fisher en Way Home.
Honolulu. Nearly 4,000 If. S. troops
were reviewed here by Secretary, of
State Knox and Secretary of the In
terior Ffabt'r prior "to the depaitui t
f the cabinet officers for SeatUe on
he cruiser Maryland.
nuo
TURKEY
9 DEAD IN WRECK,
ENGINE EXPLODES
FLYING DEBRIS DESTROYS HOUSE
3C0 FEET AWAY, INJUR
ING OCCUPANT.
CIAY FIREMEN FIGHT FLAMES
Parlor Car Plunges Over Viaduct.
but Porter's Pretence 'of Mind
Saves Passenger Bodies of
Dead Burled Under Car.
WcatDort, Conn. Kunnine at the
into of sixty miles an hour in an ef-
I fort to make up fifteen minutes lost
: time. ile seenr,,! section of the Snrlnc
field express, which left Boston for
! New York city, failed to take a cross
over from the third to the fourth
track and practically the whole train
was hurled into a ditch.
Many persons, among the 200 on
the train, wore killed bnd scores mor
tally lrjured.
Because of the heated condition of
the charred wreck, which had cnught
fire following the explosion Of the en
gine, physicians and others were un
able to get bodies of the dead which
were buried under the Incinerated
cars.
Whin the train, which was com
posed of a mail car. a baggage car,
three Boston Pullmans, one Spring
field Pullman, three day coaches and
one smoker, was hurled from the rails
the baggage car was pitched clean
over the mall car in front of the en
gine. Explosion Wrecks Housea.
An instant later there was a ter
rific explosion and the engine wag
t own to atonlg. Two houses 300 and
MO fee away, were wrecked b the
toTC of Xht: P?: "
tuup v,.ib uiuHu uunj icei hi iu bu
A woman in one of the houses was
badly hijured.
One of the parlor cars was pitched
over a viaduot and because of the
coolness of the porter not a soul was
killed, although several persons were
seriously injured when the car
crashed Into the roadway.
George L. Clark, the engineer, was
Instantly killed and the fireman at
work was decapitated.
Flames burst from i very side of the
wrecked cars immediately after the
loul explosion of the engine. Shrieks
and shouts rent the air as the dying
and injured were caught in the flames,
1 Scon after the explosion the South
, Norwalk fire department responded to
an alarm that had been sent in by a
farmer Bv the time they reached
the iiMim ninut f,f dm ,.ar forming
'the tr.iin were in flames.
400 ARE KILLED IN
BATTLE ON BORDER
Fighting Begins in Balkans Before
Turkey Gets Macedonia Protest
30 Dead on Servia Frnotier.
London. An engagement has taken
place south of Harmunll, a Bulgarian
town S7 miles north of Adrian pie,
according to a Constantinople dis
patch to the Exobangf Telegraph com
pany. The casualty list is placed at
100 killed.
St. Petersburg. The Russian gov
ernment has received information thnt
Bulgarian troops are crossing the
Turkish frontier.
London Fighting between Tur'.cish
and Servian troops is reported on the
southeastern frontier of Servia in a
dispatch from Belgrade received by a
news agency here.
The Turks are sal i to have lost
thirty killed and many wounded,
while the Servian casualties era given
as two killed and eighteen wounded.
Wants No Intervention.
Chicago. tenor Zefrino Domlngues,
latest choice of Mexican revolution
l.t. t, tin. 1 1 i - ' i . ImnnH fnt-
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Washington, said that the Madero
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government is a falljre. He said he
was or. his way to the capital to pre
vent intervention by the I'nited
States.
Three Persons Are Asphyxiated.
Chicago. Two women, a girl and a
dog. were found dead from asphyxia- :
tion from illuminating gas In the Sheriff Hufft, trailed two fugitives
home of Mrs. Mattie Butler, on the from the Laclede county Jail at Leb
West Side. The deaths are bflieved ancn to Springfield, aided by local of-
to have been
the result of an acci-
dent.
"
CetX on Road to Recovery.
Philadelphia. James J. Corbett. for-
mf,rl' heavy weight champion, who
waB Perat'd oa S"T "Ppendictiis, con-
unueu iu gain, rnysiciaus. said tne rtccurumg 10 nis pnysician, air. sner
pallent would be out of danger In a man has recovered from an attack of
few days. neuritis.
Scales for Psrcels Post.
Washington. Before the parcels
MMt law can be put Into effect. Uncle , day murdered the American vice-con- Morrison was killed and eight men in
8am must have 70,00n pairs of scales buI of Durango, Allen McCaughan, as I Jured by the explosion of the steam
for postmasters to weigh the parcels weil as Herbert L. Russell and Mr. I cheat on the torpedo boat destroyer
Bids for more than 50,000 scales are , Cliff, the manager and owner of San Walke. Lieut, Morrison entered the
asked fer.
Car Derailed, Score Hurt.
Pittsburg. At least one person was i
killed and scores were injured, some
vi mem prooauiy taiany, when a
Greenfield avenue trolley care jumped
the track and smashed into a tele
graph pole.
Marconi Improves Rapidly.
Rome. Friends of Wm. Marconi
are overjoyed at the news that the in
ventor's eye has improved to such an
extent that ultimately he will com
pletely recover from his affliction.
Mrs. Marconi Is still with her hus
band. Memorial for Titanie Hero.
London. A memorial to Wallace
Hartley, the bandmaster of the Ti
tanic, and his fellow musicians, has
been- unveiled in St. Mark's church
Dewsbury.
$3fl,il DEATHS IN
YEAR IS NEEDLESS
TOO LITTLE MONEY SPENT ON
HEALTH. CONSERVATION
CONQRES8 IS TOLA
LARGE CITY RATE CRITICISED
Sweden's Hygienic Achievement Hold
Up as Model for Univerae No
Financed Health Depart
ment in U. 8.
Indianapolis, Ind. "Out Of kufflf
! L500.000 deaths annually in the United
i States, at least 630,0tf0 are prcventa
bio," declared Prof. Irving Fisher ol
Yale university. In his address before
the fourth National Conservation Com
aress. Frof. Fisher said Ihe people must
inok to the newspapers, insurance
companies and the federal govern
Ti . i ,i t fnr fh o n v i ti a c , f hunvin Hfo
As a first step in the great work of I the "aval academy In 102, gradu
human conservation. Prof. Fisher the academy in 90S. He
urged the establishment of an ade- Lw" 2o, year ld' Though alive when
0.oate system of collecting and dlstrib- Ukea 'r.om en ne room' he ,lle0
mine vital statistics similar to the 1 a 8 lime later' Ue was frightfully
Qvcfutii in li a a In J-uHon
'"Probably the greatest hygienic J- W. Rumpt and L. H. Wilder, ma
achievement of any country thus far nrt class, died
Is that of Sweden, where the duration
of life is the longest, the mortality thp
least and the improvements tho most
general. There alone can it be said
that the chances of life have been im- i
proved for nil ages of life."
Between Dollars and Death.
"The war against preventable dis
ease is a struggle between the dollar
and the death rate," E. E. Rittenhouse
of New York told the delegates. "And
most of our communities prefer a
. quatelv financed health department in
quately financed health department in
the country." Conway, oiler. No Gas. No Pay.
In 1911 fifty of our Important Amor- I The forward end of the post tur- W, B. Norris, city counselor. In an
lean cities, with an annual preventa- bine, together with the steam chest, ' opinion to the public utilities comrois
ble death list of 117,724 people (which was blown off. I sion. holds that gas consumers In St.
means an economic loss of at least The Walke was driving ahead i Joseph cannot be required to pay their
$200,000,0001 spent through their pub- Power of her engines when Lieut gas bills when the service by the gas
lie service to prevent life waste an Train heard a nmfll-d roar and felt ; company Is unsatisfactory. Under the
average of 30 cents per capita, and the destroyer quiver. Her speed slack- ', company's franchise, the counselor
through their fire departments to pre- ' eaed and she began lo roll heavily, I holds, It must furnish an adequate sup
vent fire waste 81.63 per capita," con- while steam poured up through the ' ply of gas at all times or it forfeits
tinued Rittenhouse. hatches. Everybody on board knew the right to charge for the commodity.
"Here are a few examples: Provl-
dencr, R. I., spent for health conser-
vation 11 cents, for fire prevention
11 fiS ner runlte- Portland Ors health
i3 .r,?' "r ll .,M,nnTm"'
health H cents, fire $1.67; Louisville,
, - , , - ' "
swans cents, nre 91 so.
Little for Public Health.
In 1910, 184 American cities could
snare onlv 2 ner rent of their total
'public appropriations for the public
health service the average Der capita
expenditure was 33 cents. Seventy-
on of these 14 cities soent less than
15 cents per capita for the public
health, and among these are such ,
cities ns Quincy, 111., 2 cents; Lansing, '
Mich.. 5 cents; Rockford, 111., 6 cents; j
Scranton, Pa., 7 cents; Bridgeport,
Conn.. 9 cents; Portland, Ore., 10
cents; Harrlsburg, Pa, 12 cents; Jer-
lev City, K, J., 13 cents; Springfield,
111., 14 cents. i
"There are many ef our largest cities
that are well below the average of 33
cents per capita. Among them: To- ,
ledo 15 cents, St. Paul 17 cents, Mln- .
neapolls 18 cents, Indianapolis 20
cents, Kansas City, Mo.. 20 cents, Mil
waukee 20 cents, Cincinnati 21 cents,
Chicago 22 cents, St. Louis 26 cents,
Buffalo 27 cents, San Francisco 28
cents."
Officers Fight Stowaways.
Tampa. Fla. Juan Malaco is dead,
Juan Laramaliero is dying in the city
iioBpnai, iiuau narwuai uas a uuiiei
wound in his leg and Jose Garcia and
Peter Isasl are in the custody of the
United States officers here as a re- i
suit of mutiny on board the steamship
Brunswick.
Shoots Wife. Blows Self Up.
West Pelham, Mass. Oeorgo Shaw,
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after Bhontin? his wife several times
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Bat on a stump under which he had
placed four sticks of dynamite and
lighted the fuse. A few scattered
bones, pieces of flesh and shreds of
clothing is all that was found of him.
i
Sheriff's Wife Captures Fugitives.
Springfield. Mo In the absence of
her husband, Mrs. John Hufft, wife of
fleers, recaptured two who broke jail j
there.
"
: Sherman Again Well,
.Clinton, Conn. Vice-President James
Sherman and Mrs. Shefman left Grove
Beach for their home in Utlca, N. Y.
Rebels Slay Americans.
Mexico City. Mexican rebels Sun-
Juan Tavlche ranch.
Recall In Massachusetts.
Lawrence, Mass. The first recall
election in this state held here result
ed in the defeat of John J. Breen, a
member of the school committee, who
was convicted of "planting" dynamite
during last winter's textile strike.
Prof. T. 8. C. Lowe Dying.
Los Angeles, Cal. Prof. T. 8. C.
Lowe, scientist, who established the
bservatory on Mount Lowe, is dying
ln Los Angeles. Prof. Lowe has been
recognized as one of the foremost
scientists of the United States.
Police Chief Charged With Arson.
Haveloek. Neb Chief of Polioe C.
J. Marks was arrested, following a
aomplnint file" by Doputy State Fire
Warden Trouton, charging arson
larks, U U charged, horned bis house
j which he carried Insurance.
3 DEAD, 6 INJURED
IN SEA EXPLOSION
LIEUT. MORRISON, MISSOURIAN,
AMONG TRIO KILLED ON
DESTROYER WALKS.
STEAM CHEST BLOWN OFF
Orew, in Oll-Soakod Blankets, Carry
Victim From Scalding Atmos
.ihor Board of Inquiry to
Investigate Accident,
Newport, R. 1. An explosion of a
steam chest on the port turbine on
the United States torpedo boat de
stroyer Walke caused the death of
Lieut. Donald P. Morrison, a native
Mlssouriaa, fatal Injury to two others
and serious Injury to six others of the
j crew.
Lieut. Morrison's home was at Pied
mont, Mo., whence he was appointed
scalded
"um, "''r 'Ju"l'B
The accident occurred off Brenton's
"WI 1 Z lne . KB was
Ior ner 3,conu 'la"iy
trial.
The seriously injured were:
List of Injured.
Lieut. Robert L. Montgomery of the
desiroyer Fanning; E. B. Crawford,
gunner's mate of the destroyer Patter
son- i'le umpires named to watch the
tests, and the following members of
the Walke's crewi D. S. Kelly, chief
machinist mate; J. Delaney, first-class
! nreman; W. L. Kraus, oiler, and F. B. I
. wnat had happened.
Somebody Shut Off Steam.
somehodv. wltho.it mmMm nrAar
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Llimed on mp Ktenm In hnth urn, na
: room8' whlle reBCuers' blaet
ioaked ta oU went down ,nto JjJJ
Bcaiding. suffocating atmoephere.
j They located the exDlosion victim..
roiled them in the blankets and stag-
Bered bar.k to the ileek hefnro tha
room had been cleared of steam.
Rear Admiral Osterhano anH Pant
Eberle were the only ones allowed on
the Walke. The cause of the evnln.
sion will not be known until after the
report of the board of Inquiry has
been ordered.
Mobilization Decided On.
Constantinople. The cabinet, after
a session of eight hours, decided to
mobilize the entire Turkish armv. B I
further made the serious decision R
detain all Greek ships ln Turkish
waters for use as transports. It is
rumored that part of the troops are
destined for the Russian frontier, but
this can not be confirmed.
200 Mexican Rebels Repulsed.
Muzqulz, Mex. Heavy loss was in
flicted on the rebels by Col. Guardlola
and the federal troops in ;. battle
fought near here, when the rebels at-
templed to cut Gen. Aurelio Blan-
quet's line of communications. The
federals lost five men killed ar.d twen-
ty men ana luree onicers, inducting
Guardiola, wounded.
Fire Is Fought Mid-Sea.
Boston. On decks so hot that their
feet were blistered, the crew of tho 1
steamer Indramayo fought a fire in
one of the cargo holds for two days, ,
while the steamer was in the Indian '
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onicers on tne vessel. .
Mill Operatives Clubbed.
Lawrence, Mass. More than 50 tex
tile operatives at tho Arlington mill
were clubbed Into insensibility when
they attempted to storm the gates,
which had been shut against them.
Get Fewer Work Hours.
Sedalla, Mo. Six hundred employes
at the Missouri. Kansas Texas rall-
way shops had their working hours
reduced from ten to nine a day. Dark
ness coming on earlier is the cause.
Pope's Physician Is Dead.
Rome. Dr. Petaccl, the pepo's phy
sician, died Tuesday. "I owe my life
to him many times over," said his ho
liness, sending his blessing to the doc
tor just before his death.
Eight Hurt on Torpeddo Boat.
Newport, R. I. Lieut. Donald P.
service from Missouri in 1902.
Ships Must Have Two Wireless Men.
New York. The law compelling all
steamers leaving United Statea posts
to carry two wireless operators and
an auxiliary plant independent of the
ship's main power plant Is now in ef
fect. President Hayes' Son Weds.
Fremont, O. Col. Webb C. Hayes,
son of former President Rutherford B.
Hayes, and lira. O. Brlnkerhoff, wid
ow of the late Judge Samuel Brlnker
hoff, were married here, and left for a
wedding tour of the East.
Snead Hearing Set for October 9.
Fort Worth, Tex. The hearing on
the appeal t.f John Beall Snend, In
Jail at AmarlUo for the killing of Al
Boyce, ha been aet by the criminal
court of appeals in Austin for ditc
her .
ATE NEWS I
isssseelMi!
MISSOURI STATE
Missouri's Traveling Libraries.
Only 115 towns of the state hare
thus far taken advantage of the free
traveling libraries furnished by the
Missouri library commission. These
libraries consist of fifty volumes of
good reading and are packed and
shipped to any community on request
pf seven responsible citlsens who
agree to furnish a place to keep the
books and care for them while in
their town. The only expense is the
freight charges from Jefferson City.
The hooks may be held for from
three to six months and then ex
changed for 50 other books. There
are hundreds of communities through
out the state that could profitably
make use of this one of the least
known of our state Institutions. Mlsa
Elizabeth B. Wales, secretary of the
commission at Jefferson City will
iheerfully answer any inquiries re
gsrding the free traveling libraries.
Tried to Break Jail.
Earl Easter, alles Harry Dlnslow, of
Kansas City, a fugitive from the state
reform school, arrested nt Sedalla on
a charge of having attempted to kill
Mrs. Helen Buhlig, whose home ho
had entered, was held on $1,000 bonds.
During the night Easter attempted
to escape from jail by digging a hole
In the brick wall anil would have been
at liberty In five minutes had not the
noise of falling brick been heard by
a passerby, who notified the police.
Aaleep, Walked Nine Miles.
Mary Ruth Smith, 11-year-old daugh
ter of Dr. and Mrs. L. I Smith of
Urich walked a distance of nine miles
while asleep. She retired at the usual
hour. The next morning, her uncle,
Walter Waugh, north of Maurine,
found her on his front porch, clad
only in her night gown and an old
?oat of her father's. Her uncle asked
! her how she came there, but she only
I remembered having dreamed some.
Every Circuit Court Adjourns.
1 for the first time in the state's his
tnrv .Inrinir a aoolm ,l, f;.. ,.;
, ,ul' ' ocowu mc .tiiDDUuu
1 Ph8r a880ciat! everv cIrcU court ln
; the state adjourned. During the three
I ?a8 B""lon 31 ''ol"s- nV ci-cuit
: ogee attended. Reforms In judicial
I ."VT" auu iwwwwb9bi ior
"t""" lewsemem Ol me coaes
i were diiCUS8ed.
' Springfield merchants favor the clos
, 'n8 u Sunday of all retail establish.
ment At a meeting of the retailers'
ssso"a'1n we delegates elected to
the Btate convention in Sedalla next
(week were directed to work in the
.Interests of a Sunday closing bill
WDlch W,U be Presented at the coming
! WBls,Jlu,e'
Cheered Shelby's Wife.
I The greeting to Mrs. Betty Shelby
Of Kansas City, widow of Gen. ,Io Shel
by, one of Missouri's famous Confed
erate generals, was one of tho features
of the first day of the sixteenth annual
reunion of the Confederate veterans at
WarrensbuCg.
Motor Car Course at M. U.
' Tne Btate university is to teach stu-
0ent8 "0v to construct, operate.
rf,P;ilr and care for motor cars. Dean
I!- Sn:iw of the school of engineer-
ln8 hai arranged for a new course to
cover these points.
Electric Line Projected.
Nevada citizens, at a public meeting.
accepted
a proposition made by
Thompson Brothers of Kansas City to
build an electric railway to Lebanon.
Nevada is to furnish the right-of-way
through Vernon county and raise a
k. ami, v. ,j ....
hnr.na nf 110 (inn tn ha nalH 0,n tk i
fcv 1'M.U " . i ' 11 IUO
. ... - . .
"e in cuniiueieu. ine road is nro-
lected to run throueh the ro,.ntle nf
Vernon. Cedar. Polk, Dalla. and
Laclede, about 100 miles.
Seeks Orphan Child.
Rev. R. T. Millies of the Home
Finding Society of St. Louis is mak
ing a search in Poplar Bluff for Al
bert Frank, the elder brother of Lloyd
Frank, an orphan, who was adopted
sbout a year ago by Miss Sidney
Emeline Boyle, a St. Louis heiress.
Killed by Electric Shock.
Preston W. Grace, 24 years old. a
senior at the state university in Co
lumbia, son of Judge Grace of Pine
Bluff, Ark., was killed by a short cir
cuited electric wire while taking a
bath at his boarding house durlng'an
electric storm.
Oldest Woman In State Dead.
The oldest woman ln Missouri die
at Carrollton. She was Mrs. Lucy
Sanderson, aged 104 years. Mrs.
Sanderson was born ln Massachusetts
May 4, 1808. Her oldest daughter now
living is nearly 80.
Pell From Church.
Frank Merz of Fulton, foreman of
the bricklayers on the Catholic church
at Glasgow fell from the highest poin'
on the church to the ground, brooking
one leg and one arm and was injured
Internally
Carey a Minister.
Max Carey, the Pirate outfielder.
will he ordained aa a Lu'jeran mlnla-j
ter next spring, but he does not ln-
tend to quit the national game. Hej
believes he will have a fruitful field
to work among the ballplayers.
Mrs, Brltton Makes Denial.
Mrs. Brltton of the Cardinal denied
that ehe sought to trade Roger Breel
nahan to Cincinnati, say there la no
ill feeling and that Roger will be her
manager for years to come, Just aa hie
ooatraet says.
We seldom lake a teep and tRrt
Interest In the affaire of oar neigh
bors unless they owe as money.
Defined.
"Whet's a 'moral victory,' Pf"
"Any fight you win where the loeer
gets all the money." Judge.
Berllners Are Spenders.
The people of Berlin are becoming
freer spenders and less saving, ac
cording to figure Just published. The
number of depositors In city savings
banks has decreased 8.080 In the last
year. The amount of Increase In de
posits for the year, which Is now If o
000, Is only one-third the amount paid
In Interest.
Inspiring Experience.
A lady who must certainly hare
been related to the late Mrs. Parting
ton recently returned from a seventy
day tour of Europe.
To her friends she said with enthus
iasm that of all the wonderful things
that she had seen and heard, she be
lieved the thing rhe enjoyed most of
all was hearing the French pheasant
sing the mayonnaise. Youth's Com
panion. Hairy Food.
A traveling man stopped at a hotel
recently, said the Cassody Times. He
found a hair in the honey. He went
to the proprietor and kicked. "I can't
help It," said the landlord. "I bought
It for combed honey." The next day
the traveling mnn found a hair In the
Ice cream, but the landlord said that
was all right, as the ice had been
shaved. Again he found a hair in the
apple pie. This surprised the landlord
greatly. "Why," said he, "they told
me those apples were Baldwins."
Kansas City Journal.
Big Crop Varns Are Ripe.
Secretary Wilson of the depart;
' ment of agriculture was talking about
I the record crops of 1912.
"These wonderful crops," he said,
"are almost enough to make you be
lieve the cross-cut saw story,
j "A farmer, you know, sent his hired
man to a neighbor's with a note say
! lng:
"Friend Smith: Will you please
lend me your cross-cut saw, as I wish
to cut a watermelon up so as to
It into my dray?"
"The neighbor wrote back:
"Friend Jones: I would be glad
lend you my saw, but same has just
got stuck In a canteloupe.' "
Costs.
The justice of the peace scratched
his head reflectively.
"There seems to be some dispute
as to the facts in this here case," he
said. "The law imposes a fine of $26
for exceedln" the speed limit, but 1
Anr.'t i , ,
; and If yell pay the ooat TlTl remit the
; fine p ue con' rom"
; .'That's satisfactory to me
DawMna i.iin, , hi. tu
sali
1 "All right," said the Justice.
"There'a S fnr th phdf? tr. tar t
pros-cutln' attorney, $3 fer the court
stenographer, $5 for the use o' the
courtroom, an' my reg'lar fee o' $10
per case. Thutty dollars, please."
Harper's Weekly.
I
; Grasped His Opportunity.
A Baltimore clubman telsl of two
' convicts who met for a moment alone
! ln a corridor and took advantage of
: tne iact tor a nurrled Inten-lew. Said
1 One. "How lone are vntl In tnr1"
"For life," responded the other.
"And how long are you ln for?"
"Twelve years," responded the oth-
; "Then," said the "lifer," cautiously
extracting a letter from Its hiding
Place, as he glanced fearfully around,
' "take this and mall It for me when
you get out."
Tea's Conouest of Rome.
Of oil the conquerors that have.
come to Home no one has gained such
complete victory as tea has won in
f auan capital. Twenty years ago
the British and American tourists who
came to Rome were catered to in the
matter of tea in a rather shamefaced
manner in tlio strangers' quarter near
the Piazza dl Spagna, and "English
Tea Rooms" was the legend to h
! 1 '. J, windows card by Cook
I rr,T 1 ,, . ,. 10"nBeB of tn
orana ana tno Excelslo hotels nt t.
I . . . - .. .
iiiub bio two oi me sicnts of nnm
t . ------ -
wwi7 annKS tea
' D?
are as many uniforms at 5 o'clock ln
the big hotels as there are at sundown
on band days on the Pincan hill. All
the big pastry cooks' shops ln the
Corso and the other principal streets
now have "Afternoon Tea" in gol4
letters on their plate glass windows.
CAREFUL DOCTOR
Prescribed Changa of Food Instead of
Drugs.
It take considerable courage for a
doctor to deliberately prescribe onlR
food for a despairing patient, instead
of resorting to the usual list of medl.
clnei.
There are some truly scientific phy.
sicians among the present generation
who recognize and treat conditions an
they are and should be treated, re.
gardless of the value to their pockets
Here's an instance:
"Four years ago I was taken with
severe gastritis and nothing would
stay on my stomach, so that I was on
the verge of starvation.
"I heard of a doctor who had a sum
mer cottage near me a specialist
from N. Y. and aa a last hope, sent
for him.
"After he examined me carefully
he advised me to try a small quantity
of Grape-Nut at flrat, then aa my
stomach became stronger to eat more.'
"I kept at it and gradually got ao I
could eat and digest three teaspoon
fuls. Then I began to have color In
my face, memory became clear, where
before everything seemed a blank. My,
limbs got stronger and I could walk.
Bo I steadily recovered.
"Now after a year on Grape-Nut I
weigh 158 lb.. My people werVaU
prised at the way I grew fleshy and
atrong on thla food." Name given by
Poetum Co.. Battle Creek. MlcS1t
the little book. "The Rd M wiE
ville," in pkgs.
"There's a reason." ,,
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