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oott County Kicker
I Benton. Mo.
Board of Directors: C. U. Weaver, Pram,;
Julius Albrecht. J. H. Branam, Lorana
war, Solomon DIobold, Phil A. HaXnar,
aH In Uia poatofflca at Banton, Ma..
aa aacond-olaaa matter.
Publlanad every Saturday. Bubaorlptt
nrtca 11.00 per year.
THE CHILD BEHIND.
took aboat aa you walk along
treet ami aee how many children you
can couit chasing after or riding on
the end of wagons In the streets. The
vuua wrm neavy mat you cannot iw. i .
see such a sight every time you take j
th' trouble to look. Everybody sees
trip sight and nobody does anything
about It. Would you believe that It Is
Just as much against the law for a
child to catch behind as It Is for a
stranger from out of town to stop his
vehicle within ten feet of a hydrant
Let the stranger try it on and he soon
finds himself In the clutches of the
law, says the Hartford CouranL But
let a child tiy It on and there he Is.
Now the Inevitable result of this utter
neglect to enforce a law that makes
for safety is simply to invite peril.
Pretty soon, possibly on another page
of the paper in which this article ap
pears, there will be an account of an
other automobile accident. Some ex
citable observers will likely call it an
automobile outrage. It will be the
story of how an automobile ran over
a child that had been playing catch
behind and had jumped off the vehicle
It was stealing a ride on. The one
way to prevent these killings for
which drivers arc not to blame is to
Impress on the children and their par
ents that this business, which the law
forbfds, must stop.
A baby never laughs. at aged per
son very rurtly. But the smile, like
the pleasures of the palate, accordtng
to Brillat Savarln. belongs to all the
seven ages of man and with normal
persons it is universal. Imagine a never-smiling
human being, and you must
assume that he is either a physical or
a psychological eccentricity, or both.
The Greenpoint youngster who shot
himself in Central park, Manhattan,
and died a few hours later, is said to
have been known among his school
mates as "the boy that never smiled."
He could work, he could study, he
could think. He appears not to have
been without affection. Yet suicide at
the age of sixteen was the climax of a
sort of abnormality which science nev
er had an opportunity to analyze or
classify. The child that never smiles
demands scientific attention. In this
rather jumbled up universe occasions
for smiling are everywhere. Breaks
in symmetry are everywhere. An eye
that does not see, a mind that does not
comprehend such breaks, is unusual
enough to be made a study of for the
ultimate benefit of the rest of the race.
Napoleon was the greatest egotist of
history. He was not disposed to give
credit unduly to other people. Yet ha
wrote of his mother: "It is to my
mother, to her good principles, that
I owe my success and all I have that
in worth while. I do not hesitate to
say that the future of the child de
pends on the mother." All through life
he ordered his brothers ar.d eisters
around, and paid slight heed to rela
tives of any sort. Yet he always treat
ed his mother with respect, and she
in her turn never lost her head, but
thriftily laid aside resources for the
days of adversity which she saw were
bound to come. This influence ol
mothers is inevitable, says the Kansas
City Star. The father is away from
home a large share of the time. It Is
to the mother that the child turns. She
is his closest companion for the first
few years of his life. In all the period
when his hp bits are forming he is con
atantly In association with her.
It is astonishing how prosperous we
should be if Oere were no waste and
losses. We are now told that cattle
ticks cost the country $100,000,000 a
year. If we remember aright, the de
partment of agriculture has told us
that rats cost us as much as that, and
several other varieties of vermin and
Injurious insects rob us of as much or
larger sums. The underwriters tell us
that nearly all the $240,000,000 a year
we ipse in conflagrations Is prevent
able, and the doctors tell us that the
greater part of the sickJJess, which la
a tremendous drain on Individual and
national resources, is preventable.
Some time we may stop these leaks.
There is one district In China which
is going to reform the opium scandal
of the nation without any sentimental
nonsense. Opium fiends under forty
are to be executed and those over that
age will be imprisoned for life, which
is rather reversing the Oslerian meth-
od. So the habit is bound to be cured
without tiresome educational pro
cesses. A California girl has given up a mil
linery business worth $25,000 a year to
go on the stage as a chorus girl at
$25 a week, says a theatrical ex. !
change. Perhaps she figures that with j
that Income and the stage, a title is j
Among the victims of the de luxe
book salesmen was a blind woman.
'One has long suspected that many
purchasers of de luxe books make no
more Intelligent use of them than the
Certain New York divorcees bava
ehlfted the wedding ring from the left
(a ehe right hand as a "high sign" of
freedom, but none will be likely to
A dissatisfied husband said hit
wife' i mentality was scant because
'her i oae was short, bait that doesn't
o la tho case ef th anteatnr.
ALL THE NOTABLES OF FRANCE
AT VERSAILLES TO WITNESS
EXPLANATION HALTS A DUEL i
offensl - ? Note From Former premier !
Causes Candidate to Arrange for
Fight New President One
of Strongest Men.
Versailles. France. Premier Hay- .
Bond Poincare was elected president
of the French Republic over Jules
Pams and Marie Eduard Vaillant. He
Will become chief executive February
18 when President Failieres' uev en
year term ends.
Premier Poincare obtained 41. votes
on the first ballot ami Jules Pams
327, according to the corrected result.
A second ballot was ordered, the num
ber necessary for election being i'io.
Poincnre on the first ballot was
within six votes of the necessary' ma
jority for election.
The result of the second ballot wan:
Raymond Poincnre, 483 (elected))
Jules Pams, 296: Marie Eduard Vail
Before the balloting began Premier
Poincare was Insulted by ex-Premier
George Cletneticeau. M. Poincare at
once appointed Arlttide Briand. the
minister of justice, and L. L. Klotz,
minister 01 finance, to act as his sec
onds and to arrange a duel.
The Incident arose out of a letter
sent by the former premier to M.
Poincare. the contents of which were
considered offensive by M. Poincare.
During the proceedings of the na
tional assembly. George Clemeneeau
made a satisfactory explanation to M.
Briand and M. Klotz to the letter.
The incident is therefore considered
Deputy A. de Monzle and Paul Bon
cour, former minister of labor, also
quarreled in the corridors of the pal
ace of Versatile!, as a result of which
M Monzie sent his seconds to M. Hon
cour. Raymond Poincare, the new presi
dent Of the French republic, is one of
the strong' st men who have partici
pated in politics in France within re
cent years. He is in his fifty-third
year and has been in politics since his
early youth, having been elected dep
uty "in 1887.
President Poincare ha6 been a min
ister in many French cabinets, having
served as minister of agriculture, min
ister of finance ar.d as premier. He
was vice-president of the chamber of
deputies for four years. He becams
premier and minister of foreign af
fairs on January 14 last year.
M. Poincare is a lawyer by prot'es
so'.u. Schiff Valet Pardoned.
Albany, X Foulke E. Brandt,
sentenced to thirty years' Imprison
ntent for burgtarltlng the apartments
of his former employer. Mortimer
Bobiff, was pardoned by Governor
Sulzer. up '. Brandt's confession that
he had lied In his former statements
involving th name of a woman, and
upon Brandt's pi '.. that he would
hereafter lead an rl ' Industrious
No Inaugural Ba!!.
Washington. "There will be rn in
augural ball." declared William C.
Eustls, chairman of the Inaugural
committee, after :m Internal confer
ence with several members over President-elect
Wilson's latter requesting
that the committee consider the fast
billty of omitting the function.
150 Coal Mirers Rescued.
Leavenworth. Kans. For six hours
150 coal miners were entombed In
the North Riverside mine nar here.
Soon after the men eutered the pit
the engine house boilers exploded,
Stopping all machinery, including the
fan which supplies a:r to the tunnels.
Dunne Can't Take Off ce.
Springfield, ill, Attorney General
Stead, in an opinion furnished Gov.
Deneen, declares Govemori-elect
Dunne can not qualify till the result
of his election as certified to the
general assembly by the secretary of
state is declared by the legislature.
Two Killed in Auto Smash.
St. Louis. Russell F. Davit, assist
ant secretary of the Cardinals, and
William H. Walters, president of the
Star Anti-Splasher and Novelty Man
ufacturing company, were killed in
stantly when Wal'ers" automobile
crashed Into a fire plug.
Thaddeus A. Lowe. Scientist, Dies.
Pasadena, Cal. Dr. Thaddeus S.
Lowe, a noted scientist, experimenter
and inventor, died at the home of his
Journalist to Be Deported.
Washington. Edward F. Mylkis, the
English journalist, convicted of libel
,ng King George, can not be admitted
to the United States, because the
crime for which he was adjudged
guilty was not a political crime.
Railway Builder Drops Dead.
Maitland, Mo. Freeman Llbbe, 87
years of age, who aided in building
the Hannibal & St. Joseph and other
early Western railroads, dropped dead
here. Of late years he devoted much
time to breeding thoroughbred horses.
Czar'a Brother Loaea Rank.
St. Petersburg. Because he mar
ried a woman In private life against
the will of the emperor, Garnd Duke
Michael, bother of Emperor Nicholas,
was removed from his lofty rank la
Fast Train Goes in Ditch.
Philadelphia. Scores of paaaengers
pn the Buffalo express of the Pennsyl
vania railroad had a narrow escape
when the train was derailed while go
ing 40 miles an hour near Lockhaven,
IRISH HOME RULE
BILL IS ADOPTED
MEASURE PA8SES HOUSE
COMMONS BY A MAJOR
ITY OF 110.
FINAL VOTE IS 367 TO 258
Naw Qa ta Lnp(J, Wh. Mul
Regarded as Certain Redmond
Believes Law Will Be
London. After a long, stern battle
the Irish home rule bill passed the
house of commons by majority of
110. Later it was read for the firat
time In the house of lords.
There were two divisions in the
lower house. Mr. Balfour's motion for
Its rejection was defeated. SSI to tit,
while the 1 hird reading was carried by
n vote of 307 to 257, one member of
each side having left the house in the
The result of the division was, too
much a foregone conclusion for a tre
mendous demonstration, but Irishmen
Inside and outside of the house did
their best, and. nssisied by the Liber
als and Laborites. gave the measure,
for which they had wailed and worked
so long, a good send-off on its way to
the house of lords, where its fate ia
Cheers Greet Vote.
The division was preceded by an
other series of brilliant speeches by
the political leaders, among whom
were Frederick E. Imltb and the so
licitor general, Sir John A. Simon,
two of the cleverest among the young-
i r members, and the veteran. John E.
Tho house was crowded throughout
the day. The Nationalist! were only
one man short of their full strength.
Several of the older Nationalists who
are seldom able to attend came over
from Ireland for the division. The
Liberals and Laborites. too. turned
out In force, and the Unionists were
not far below their total membership.
The galleries were filled to their ca
pacity. When the vote was announced the
Nationalists waved hats, handker
chiefs and papers and cheered lustily
for Premier Asquith and Mr. Red
mond. Religious Freedom Granted.
Penturtl of the home rule bill are:
.Religious freedom will be obtained.
Tho privy council will be able to
declare veirt any law which goes be
yond the limits of the home rule bill.
Th military will remain under the
control of tun imperial government.
The financial proposals of the bill
Will give a fair start to the Irish gov
ernment, and Insidious taxes can not
be placed upon I'lster.
The Irish parliament will have real
control of its finances, but ttje sys
tem used must be consistent with the
financial system of the United King
dom. The imperial gov. rnmont will con
tinue to carry out the land purchase
and old age pension schemes.
The Irlsli representation act
Westminster will be reduced.
Wilson to See Goethals.
Trenton, N. J. There is good rea
son to believe that President-elect
Wilson may appoint Col. George W.
" etball governor-general of the Pan
ama canal zone, ar.d that If he does
the senate will confirm the appoint
ment. Gov. wilsou announced that
.'ol. Goethals will call on Mm.
Powers to Urge Peace Treaty.
London. The official note that the
ambassadors of tho six great powers
will present to the porte will intimate
In a diplomatic way that the powers
.an not prevent the complete over
throw of i urkey if the proposals of
the allies are nut accepted.
Warship E'udes Greeks.
Athens. The Tuii:;sh cruiser Medji
dleh perfeirmed a daring feat in a
heavy tog by steaming out of the Dar
lanelle J and pass!.. unperceived
throu'::i the lines of the Greek de
stroyers cruising off the straits.
Illinois Meningitis Subsiding,
fair", 111. The spinal meningitis
situation at Gale has e-o improved that
Mounds and Mound City have raised
the quarantine they have maintained
iaiust the affected territory. No new
:uses are reported.
Aliens Again Reprieved.
Richmond. Va. Floyd and Clauds
Allen of HilUvllU, sentenced to die
January 17 for thir part in the Car
oil court house murders last March,
ere again reprieved by Gov. Mann.
New Comet Discovered.
Melbourne. Prof. Lowe, the South
Australian astronomer, has discovered
i new comet.
Arms for Mexican Rebels Found.
New Orleans. The federal grand
ury has been called in special ses
sion to investigate the lindiug of
1,000,000 rounds of ammunition and a
;arload of arms consigned to Mexican
Connecticut Chief Justice Dlea. '
Hartford. Conn. Chief Justice Fred
trick B. Hall of the Connecticut su
preme court of errors, died suddenly
from heart disease at a local hotel.
Hall was dining with two friends when
ue was stricken.
Storms Isolate Pacific Coast.
Denver, Colo. The entire Pacific
soast was practically cut off fom com
munication with the East. Heavy ralna
ind anowa, together with gales, paral
yzed wire communication and cauaed
illdea and blookadea.
General Booth'! Son Weds.
New York. Charles Brandon Booth
f Montclalr. N. J., son of Gen. Bal
ington Booth, head of the Volunteers
jf America, and Miss Naomi Slither
and Bailey of Lockport, N. Y were
BONO FOR RYAN
DISTRICT ATTORNEY MILLER
CONTENDS PROPERTY LISTED
NEW BONDS WILL BE SOUGHT
Ba for Three Other Iron Workers
Not Satisfactory Hockin Will Not
Be Freed, on Account of Hav
ing Confessed Hla Quilt.
Chicago. The U. S. circuit court
jf appeals approved the bonds of
(30,000 submitted for the release of
Charles Beum of Minneapolis, one of
;he 33 convicted dynamite consplra
:ors, and Beum will be freed from the
federal penitentiary at Fort Leaven-
svortb, Kan., as soon as the papers
On motion of United States District
Attorney Charles W. Miller of Indian
lpolis, who appeared before the court,
the bonds submitted for Frank M.
Ryan, R. H. Houlihan and William 3.
3hupe, all of Chicago, and William E.
'.teeldin of Milwaukee were rejected
Dn Miller's statement that the prop
?rty schedule for all four was insuf
Mclent. New bonds will be sought.
Attorney E. N. Zollne petitioned the
tourt for a writ of supersedeas for
Herbert S. Hockin, who was sentenced
:o six years, but the motion was de
fied on the ground that Hockin had
confessed his guilt and was not en
:ltled to an appeal.
The bonds submitted for W, B.
Brown and W. J. McCain of Kansas
City were not put up to the court, be
cause Miller said he had not had time
to investigate the value of the prop
erty scheduled for them.
40,000 Join Gotham Strike.
New York. Fifty thousand flaming
red posters, distributed in Gud girls'
Jress and shirtwaist factories, ndded
40.000 workers to the ranks of the
striking garment makers, now num
bering nearly 200.000. Tho poster!
were official calls for a strike among
the dress and waist makers, who pre
viously had sanctioned such action by
an overwhelming vote. All these em
ployes are girls, some of them under
14 years old.
Johnson Retains Liberty.
Chicago. Jack Johnson will not be
deprived of his liberty because of his
departure for Canada. Federal Judge
Carpenter refused the motion of fed
eral authorities to set aside the pugi
list's bond of $30,000 and Jail him as
a fugitive from justice to await trial
on the charge of violating the Mann
white slave act.
Three Trapped In Tunnel.
Chicago Three men were burled
under a mass of debris In the tunnel
of the new Crand Crossing water In
take here, following an explosion.
Twelve others were Injured. The
three men were buried 200 feet back
from the opening of the shaft, behind
a wall of dirt.
Steamer Fast on Reef.
Key West. Revenue cutters from
St. Augustine. Charleston and Savan
nah are hurrying hero to aid the Mai
lory liner Colorado. A wireless mes
sage says she is ashore on a reef
south of here. One hundred passen
gers and the crew are aboard the ves
sel. Boat in Collision Reaches Port.
Newport News. vs. The British
steamer Indrakuala, which on Janu
ary 3 collided with and sank the Amer
ican steamer Julia Luckenbach in
Chesapeake bay, resulting in the loss
of 15 lives, came Into port under her
Tax Upon "Short" Sales.
Washington. A bill by Senator
Cummins proposes to levy a tax of 10
per cent on all stock exchange or
board of trade transactions where
sales are made by persons not own
ing the commodity they propose to
Pickpocket "Earns" $25 a Week.
Chicago. David Miller, who had
been arrested as a pickpocket, told
Municipal Judge Hopkins that he had
averaged S25 a week during the last
eight years stealing in this manner.
Horses Get Two Weeks' Vacation.
Philadelphia. A two weeks' vaca
tion for every one of the 800 horses
In the employ of the city police, flro
ind street departments are to be
granted next summer.
U. 8. Cruiser to Mexico.
Washington. The cruiser Denver
has been ordered from San Diego,
Cal., to Acapulco, Mexico, where a des
perate situation is reported, with
Americans in danger.
Burleigh Elected Senator.
Augusta, Me. Former Congressman
Edward ('. Burleigh was elected U. S.
senator by the Maine legislature in
joint convention. The vote was as
follows: Burleigh (Rep.), 91; Gard
ner (Dem.), S2; Thompson (Prog.), 7,
San Francisco Spends 529,000,000.
i San Francisco In the bIx years and
! nine months that have elapsed since
! the great Are of 1900, San Francisco
; nas expended a total of $29,000,000 for
public utilities, according to a com
pilation of the Chamber of Commerce.
Amundaen Gata Medal.
New York Roald Amundsen, dls
;overer of the South Pole, told about
bis experiences at a meeting in Car
negie hall, where he received the
Charles P. Daly medal, awarded by
the American Geographical aoclety.
Francis Joseph Is III.
Vienna. Emperor Francia Joseph
has been very poorly during the last
three days, his illness being caused by
agitation on account of the protracted
danger of a bad ending to the critic.-.'
international situation. -
SOLD FLU SUNT
STANDARD MESSENGER TELLC
OF THEFTS AND SALE OF
EPISTLE8 TO PAPER.
FILE CLERK PARTY TO PLOT
Telegrama Also Taken Frotn Desk and
Loaned to Publication to Be Pho
tographed and Then Returned
Dot Third of Sale Price.
Washington. William W. Winkfleld
of Chicago, formerly employed by the
Standard Oil company as a messen
ger, told the senate campaign fund in-
vestigatlng committee how he and an- j
other employe named Stump took two
letters from the desk of John D. Arch
bold of the Standard Oil company and
disposed of them for $1,000 each. He
also told of selling a copy of a tele- ,
gram for $1,000 and lending two copy
book! of letters for which $500 was
paid. Of the amounts received Wink
fleld said he received one-third.
Winkfleld could not recall the con
tents of the two letters or the tele- ,
gram, to whom they were addressed
or the signatures attached. He said
that the letters were taken In the fall
of 1904 and published by the New
Y'ork American. He did not know
what letters had been taken from the
Winkfleld testified that in 1904 he
was employed by the Standard Oil
company in New Y'ork, as a messen
ger, and Stump, he said was era
ployed aa a file clerk. Winkfleld said
that in the autumn of 1904, after read
ing in the New York American re
garding certain telegrams sent to
noma one in Washington, he spoke to
Stump and another office boy named
Prank Morrill, employed in Archbold'a
"Morrill said he knew of a telegram
and he said he would let us see it." i
said Winkfleld. "A couple of days ,
later bo showed It to us. I made a ,
copy of it and put it in the hands of
Stump and he disposed of it. It came
out in tbo paper on a holiday."
Winkfleld said he did not remember
what the telegram said and did not
remember to whom it was addressed
or whose signature was attached to It.
He then testified as follows:
"1 had nothing more to do with this
until tour months later. I went back
to the office for my keys and found
Stump there at Mr. Archbold's desk.
He told me that the paper told him to
get everything he could get his hands
on. Stump was at Mr. Archbold's
desk and had possession of some of
Mr. Archbold's letters. I told him that
he was going further than I knew
anything about. He said: 'You keep
quiet and we'll fix you up.' Ho waa
doing business with his brother-in-law
then. He got the letters and I saw
the two he got and read them."
"Do you know the date of the let
ters, whom they were addressed to,
or the signature?" Interrupted Sena,
i "No, I don't remember the date, nor
do I remember the signature attached.
It may have been Quay or some one
else. They were letters received by
These two letters were the only
things taken that day, according to
Shoots Wife and Himself.
San Francisco. Donald Jadwin. son
of a wealthy Brooklyn family, shot
and instantly killed his wife, Minna
Van Bergen Jadwin, known in society
here, as she sat at dinner with other
members of the family. He then shot
himself, dying two hours later.
Millionaire Divorces Actreas.
London. A decree of divorce wai
granted hero against the American
actress Fanny Ward of St. Louis on
the petition of Joseph Lewis, the j
South African millionaire. The suit, j
which was undefended, waa brought
OB statutory grounds.
Woman Seeks Presidency.
Paris. For the first time In history,
a woman will be a candidate for the
French presidency, when a successor
to President Failieres Is chosen by
special parliament at Versailles. Mile.
Marie Deuizard has announced herself
as a candidate.
Archibald Says He la Innocent
Scranton, Pa. Robert W. Archbald,
ousted by the United States senate as
Judge of the court of commerce, re
iterated his innocence when he ar
rived at his old home here, but re
fused to comment on the case.
Rebel Chief Executed.
Laredo, Tex. Gen. Jose Blanco, the
Mexican rebel leader, has been cap
tured and executed by President Ma
dera's troops, according to advices
that reached here.
Ute Indiana on the Warpath.
Cortez, Colo. As the result of a
rifle fight between two Ute bucks &n
Joseph Vlchel, a Mexican Bheepherder
employed by a rancher, a band of
Utes Is reported on the warpath, head
ed for this place.
Four Boy Skatera Drown.
Terre Haute, Ind. Four boy skaters
were drowned when the Ice on a coal
mine pond, three miles north of Sulli
van, broke. The dead are: Logan
McGlnnis, 9; Herman Harlow, 7;
Luther Warner, 9; James Harlow, 9.
$75,000 Fire in Chicago.
Chicago. Firemen rescued half a
dozen children and their parents from
suffocation In a Are which caused
damage of $75,000 to the plant of S.
Inlander & Co., and routed tenants of
Czarevitch Again In Bed.
London. "After being present at
the Russian Christmas (January fj
festivities of the garrison at the pal
ace in Tsarkoe Belo, the czarevitch It
gain confined to hla bed," says a St.
nnaaukaaaaShi air u ft IIP 1
MlaoUUm 51 Alt WWdi
mil i im -
Will Ask For Pensions.
A resolution asking the general as
aembly to pass an act allowing pen
alone to dependent veterans of th
Confederacy of this state was adopted
by the Springfield camp of Unltec
Confederate Veterans. The movement
for a pension system was started by
General George M. Jones, former com
mandor of the Missouri division of th
organization. A general pension law
for ex-Confederates will not be sousht
According: to General Jones there art
many affiicted and aged veterans Id
the state who, for various reasons, can
not gain admission to the state home
at Higgin3ville and It is to provid
these with comforts In their declinlnt
years that pension legislation will bf
1 asked. One of the arguments aa
j vanced for state aid to the old sol
! dlers is that many of them began thelt
! enlistments In answer to a call from a
governor of this state.
Wed, Separated, Engaged.
Because of their tender ages '.h
marriage of Duckworth Tootle ami
Miss Zanonl Bartlett, 18 and 19 years
old respectively, was set aside by Clr
cult Judge W. D. Rusk nt the request
Df the newly-weds' paren'.s. Inimedl
ately afterward, however, Mrs. Bart
left announced the engagement Of hti
daughter to Tootle, and they will be re
married when the youth comes of ago
At.er an elopement to Troy. Kan., the
OOHpli were married a week ai-'o b)
Probate Judge Mauck, whom Tootle
told he was of legal age.
Electricity for Trenton.
xcul attorneys filed with th
Grundy county court a petition askins
that the North Missouri Power Com
pony be authorized to string eleetrie
light and power wires along the high
ways of this county. The com pah
proposes Jo bring electric curren'
direct from the power plant of the Mis
SlHlppI Power Company at Keokuk
la., operated by the new 85,000,0W
am there, the local company wit
probably hold their present proper;)
as a reserve or utility plant,
Reed Springs Woman Died of Burns
Mrs. Emily Gregory, S7 years old
was fatally burned when her clothlr.s
caught fire from a stove at the bOBM
of her daughter, Mrs. John A. McCul
lah, at Reed Springs. She was alor.t
In the room at the time. Members ol
the family smelled smoke and cn in
vesUgation found the room in flamei '
and the aged woman on the floor. She
lived only a short time.
The Same Old Story.
It was the old, old story so oftel
heard that Mrs. Samuel Deslcr of Ions
told the police at Kansas City. She li
' the victim of misplaced confidence
Mrs. Desler, her money all gone
sought the aid of the police in an of
; fort to locate her husband of thret
1 weeks, an Itinerant salesman, whoti
I she had married after a very brlel
A Cousin of Andrew Jackson Dies.
Mrs. Rachael Chilton, 99 years old
died at Renick, six miles east o.'
Moberly, the other day. She was
cousin of President Andrew Jacksos
and had lived in that county slnci
1834 and in Missouri since 1823, com
lug from Kentucky.
A Pioneer Sedalia Merchant Dead.
Leopold Lovinger, 66 years old, t
native of Germany and engaged in mer
chandising In Sedalia since 1S66, died
rernnMv fnllowlnir A nar.iK-tle KtrnU
three weeks ago. He leaves a widow
and three children.
Concordia Professor Dead.
The Rev. George Stoeckhard, pro
fessor at Concordia Lutheran Theolog
ical seminary, is dead of apoplexy.
State Roada as Good as Any.
Melvln A. Hall and mother, Mrs
William A. Hall of New York, arrived
at Fulton on their motor tour of tht '
world. They traversed the official
Missouri state highway and no when j
along their tour did they go over bet
ter roads. They also were ffcpressef '
greatly with the markings on the -Mis I
sourl state highway, which enable!
them to make their way across Ml
souri with ease.
A New Court of Appeals In.
Following a brief Introduction of tht
new members of the Springfield couri
of appeals by Presiding Judge J. P
Nixon and the administering of tin
oath of office by the retiring official
the former Judges of the tribunal re
tired from the bench In favor of Pre
elding Judge W. R. Robertson an
Associate Judges John S. Farringtoi
and John T. Sturgis, who were elected
at the last general election.
St. Josepli Distiller Dead.
Ferdinand WestheJmer, 87, distlllet
of St. Joseph, Louisville and Clncin
natl, died at his home here.
Buy a Waverly, Mo., Mine.
An English syndicate has entered
the Missouri coal fields with an in j
vestment of million dollars. Tt ;
first property purchased was the mint j
owned by C. C. Christie of Kanso
City at Waverly. The mine Is devel
oped only slightly, but the new ownerr !
intend to install electrical machinery j
Alleged Robbers Convicted.
Charles L. Newton, 24, and William 1
F. Owens. 20. charged with rnht,in . I
clothing store at Hume, were ser
tenced to two years in the penitentiary
Dry Weather In Central Missouri.
In Central Missouri wheat and ro
cently sown meadows are suffering fc
moisture, plowing Is retarded anc
young fruit trees and shrubs are dyinc
Water for stock is getting scarce ani
In some instances stock Is being mar
koted on this account.
Find Body but Not Wound.
Train-men coming Into Moberly re
ported finding tho body of an rn'de- t!
fled man near Dalton. A revolver w
clutcned In the man's hand, but t
bullet wound could be discovered.
MR. 60SLINQT0N Q0T EVEM
Oot'leion of Ill-Mannered Man and
Flro Hydrant Afforded Him mmn
"You know the crowding, pushing,
Ill-mannered chaps," said Mr. Gosling
ton, "that elbow their way through
and crowd you off into the gutter. Ilka
as not, and pass right on with never n
thought? I encountered one of them
this morning In Sixth nvenue.
'He overtook me, coming up from
the rear, walking faster than I, and
when he had come to me he didn't
sheer out, but kept right along, shoul
dering me so that 1 almost fell Into
the street. But in one brief moment
I was more than fully avenged.
"Just as this ill-mannered chap
shouldered me I had arrived at a flro
hydrant, for which I was about to
sheer out. You know the flro hydrant?
Built of cast Iron, very hard, and
standing up rigidly, very rigidly. Yon
can't Just shoulder a fire hydrant out
of the way, and Just as this man shoul
dered me out of his course he came)
upon the fire hydrant, which with mi
covering It from view ho had not
seen. His next rude, reckless step
forward carried him up against this
fire hydrant fair and squarely per
bunk! "And It didn't break his leg. but
It did make him limp: he limped qtilto
perceptibly, I was pleased to see, aa
he walked away."
"Do you belong to a brass band,
"No, dear. What put that idea into
"Well, mamma said you were al
ways blowing your own horn, so I
thought you must belong to a brass
HASH ALiflUal LUVtHtU PALC
Warrenvllle, O. "I have felt tho
effects of blood poisoning for eighteen
years. I was never without some erup
tions on my body. The terrible itch
ing caused me much suffering snd dis
comfort, while the rubbing and
scratching made It worse. Last spring
I had a terrible breaking out of blls
tery sores on my arms and limbs. My
face and arms were almost covered
with rash. I could not sleep and lost
nineteen pounds in five weeks. My
face was terribly red and sore, and
felt as If my skin was on fire. At last
I tried a sample of Cutlcura Soap and
Cutlcura Ointment and I found them
so cool, soothing and healing, that I
got somo Cutlcura Soap, Cutlcura
Ointment, and Resolvent. I bathed
with hot water and Cutlcura Soap,
then I applied the Cutlcura Ointment
every night for two months, and I am
cured of all skin eruptions." (Signed)
Mrs. Kathryn Krafft, Nov. 2S, 1911.
Cuticura Soap and Ointment sold
throughout the world. Sample of each
free, with 32-p. Skin Book. Addresa
Fft"ert "Cuticura, Dept. L, Boaton."
Words of the Aviator.
"So you took a flyer in the stock
"Yes," answered the regretful-looking
man, "and hit an air pocket."
A woman always seems to think a
man can make over his silk hat as
easily as she can make a new bonnet
out of the one she wore last year.
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