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A HAPPY MW VtAR.
A Happy New Year to you dear
render, ami may thera be for you
many returns of the Mine, If you
have any new resolution! to male
prepare to make them now. To
morrow the new year will be upon
you and lyof will begin to tteal a
way so gently and silently that you
may forget resolutions and ,gt on
just as you have been doing all the
past year. However prosperous
may have been the past year, may
the next be to you far more pros
perous is the wish of the Tribune
The war cloud is settling very
threateningly over the Yellow Set
and about the Japanese Islands.
The election for members of a
constitutional convention in the new
republic of Panama, bas resulted
favorably to the new order of things.
Wc said nearly two years ago
that if a certain class of politicians
could defeat the nomination ot
Roosevelt it would be done, and
they are working with might and
main to accomplish the result but
we believe they will fail.
The attitude of Columbia on the
Panama question is not as hostile as
it was. She ought to know that
Uncle Sam will do what is right,
but in no case be bulldozed. She
had her day now let her stand eff
and suck her thumb, while she
thinks ovei what a fool she has
Quite a large number of river bot
torn land owners attended the river
improvment meeting on the 16th
inst and all, with one single excep
tion were opposed to the present
plan of proceedure. This will in'
dicate to Representative Harper,
who had the law passed, how un
certain is that fickle Jade "public o-
Why such an effort to get Kratz
from Mexico and Zcigler from New
York? Why not prosecute those we
have at home ? Why spend the time
and money to get them, when there
are so many others nearer home
who can be prosecuted at less ex
pense? Soon the money will all
be gone and the prosecutions will
have to stop for want of funds.
Perhaps that is what they are work
The Democrats in the Senate are
pulling in their horns at a lively
rate on the Panama question since
they have heard from the Louisiana
legislature, the governor of Georgia
and other leading southerns rs. The
people north and south, cast and
west, ate with tii Pictidciit In his
Panama policy, bis irrigation policy,
his anti-boodle policy, and they wilt
elect him President next fall unless
the demagogues are successful in
stirring up the political jnd social
pirjudiccs of the people to such an
extent at it bas never been done
Tli us Letter.
The letter we published last week
has started a good many quiet in
quiries. Some are wondering what
was done with the appropriations
made years ago for the impiovme:it
of the O.age river in Kansas and
Missouri, and why the work was not
continued if it was ever begun.
Others tnink it would be a good
thing lor tiie community to look up
thut survey of the fiver between Ot
tawa. Kans., and Oneula, Mo.,
and the estimate made covering a
distance of n miles and perhaps
something could be teamed from it
as to pr jballe cost of such an under
taking. Others r.rrm to think that
if the letter stairs (sets, that
Congressman DeArmond might
have taken a hint from what he
learned and had something done
and tliRt it is not to lute yet for some
thing to be done. We don't know
much about it but we remember
very distinctly that when Sam W.
J union the Republican candidate
for congress In this district sugges
ted the possibility of some such ac
tion, by the government, as is sug
gested in the letter, the Democracy
here abouts ridiculed the idea, and
the candidate for suggesting such a
thing. How often have we heard
democratic demagogues talk long
and loud about the waslfui river
and harbor appropriations of the
Republicans and let the interests of
their constituency go unattended to,
while the other lellows get just
what they want The clearing out
of the Mariasdescygnes river (not
so ; known officially, it seems) is a
large undertaking and anything
that will throw light on the sub
ject ougnt to be welcomed by any
one interested. If a government
string can be pulled it ought to be
pulled. If any help can be gotten
from the state it ought to be sought
after. The increased value ot the
land will in fifteen or twenty years
return all the expenditure in
the form of taxes.
PASS1XO OF A FAMOUS OLD
No. 15 of Bleb It 111 Going Out of
Host ue After Cam lug
With the end ot this month and
year the Rich Hill coal mining com
psrsy will withdraw its holdings on
old No. 15 shaft, one mile south of
town, and quit business. This shaft
has been in constant operations for
the past fourteen years, and for
many years was the largest producer
ot the black diamonds in the state,
working over 400 men at one time.
The banner hoist was made about
seven years ago, when 1367 tons of
"mine run" coal came to the top,
or seventy-four cars ot 40,000-pound
capacity. A conservative miner
claims that the shaft has been a
veritable gold mine for its owners,
who are composed of St. Louis cap
italists and the Missouri Pacific offi
cials. The mine has run on an av
erage of 300 days a year for four
teen years and hoisted 750 tons av
erage a day, or a total of 3,150,000
tons. It has cost the operators on
an average of6j' cents toimine
the coal and the day men's wages a
The walking siclr. wh.it
a crowd of them there are:
1 crsons who are thin and
weak but not sick enough
to go to bed.
"Chronic cases" that's
what the doctors call them.
which in common English
means long sickness.
To stop the continued
loss of flesh they need
Scott's Emulsion. For the
feeling of weakness they
need Scott's Emulsion.
It makes new flesh and
gives new life to the weak
Scott's Emulsion gets
thin and weak rx-rsons out
of the rut. It makes new,
rich blood, strengthens the
nerves and iivf5 nnnrtitf
for ordinary food.
Scott s Emulsion can htt
taken as long as sickness
lasts and do good all the
There's new strength
and flesh in every dose.
We will be glad
to tend you lew
Ra tm that il.W plow la
Six Um U a Ulmt a ua laa
aiH ej vry auitta al
i Minima) yoa Say.
SCOTT & BOWNE,
409 Pearl St.. N. Y.
We. aaa l 1 aO tVv jW. ,
W - j
mount to 15 cent on the ton mak
ing the total amount 7 7 ' j cents a
ton, so the company has paid the
wage earners $j, $41,50. A con
scrvative estimate on the contract
selling price places it at $a per ton,
or a gKOM profit of $6,300,000.
Taking the con of production, fx,
4(1,250, from that amount, leaven
the company a net profit of 13,85s.
750 for their dividends. As can be
seen from the state mine Inspectors'
repott this shaft has been very free
from serious accidents, only seven
men being killed during the entire
operation. Some of the most pro
nounced U. M. W. A. officials have
work'il in this shaft, and hardly a
camp can be found in Missouri,
Kansas, Arkansas, Illinois or the
Indian Territory but what has mi
ners who have worked in old No.
15. Globe Democrat.
Robbers IJnxy at Ktch Hill.
A gang ot burglars has been oper
ating in Rich Hillthe last few nights
but have been only partially suc
cefsful. They robbed Robert Pear
son ot a fine gold watch and a sum
of money, broke into the grocery of
James Nafus and got away with bis
entire stock of cigars and tobacco,
and also robbed thcCheverton meat
market ware house ot fifteen turkeys
and a quantity of other stuff. A
man supposed to be one of the gang
tried to steal the fine saddle horse of
Dan Crabb last night, but was frus
trated. Globe Democrat.
Mary and Aim Again.
Iola. Kan., Dec. 26, '03
Rich Hill, Mo.
Dear Sir: The -'Mary and Ann"
problem in the Triucnk's last
issue was stated and solved cor
rectly, although perhaps it was a
little confusing to some.
The following algebraic solution
may make it clearer:
Let x equal Ann's present age.
Then, 24 being Mary's age at
present, 24 minus x equals differ
ence in their ages. As the differ
ence in their ages always remains
the same, when Mary was x years
ol age, Ann was x minus (24 min
us x) years old. But Mary's pres
ent age. 24, is twice as much as
Ann's age was when Mary was
Ann's present age, or x. There
fore, 24 is equal to twice x minus
(24 minus x), Ann's "first" age.
Then x minus (24 minus x) equals
12. Or 2x minus 24 equals ta.
Then 2X equals 36. And x equals
18, Ann's present age.
Mr. mid Mm. Hob McOilh h and
children ate Xihum dinner lu Well
What In the mutter with tlm lloav-li-y
correspondent the punt two
week? Hoie he lau't grlppiug.
Mr. Fot, of Moundvill.'. vial ted
friend lu Well II 111 1111. 1 Keith no vend
day hint week.
Jamie Kami left Thursday morn
ing to 'inl t'lirlHtuiUN with lit
grandparent. r. nu,i ,in. Turk at
Mt. Vernon, Mo.
Mr. and Mr. B. Waton ajMiit
from Thursday until .Sunday suit
ing In Wih Hill.
Mr. and Mra. IV 11 Ogle. Mr. mid
Mr. 1. H Neat, Mra. Ilaper and on
Frit, mid daughter Hulda ami
Frelda, were pleuaaiitly entertained
and ft axti'il on an cu-elleiit dinner ut
Juke, King Sunday.
(lev Myer. who lm Urn In our
vicinity the pat year, hit omltided
to quit farm work and jj to m lnol.
We wIkIi t'i vi-la lid Miitvaa,
Wc are I-im-1 towv Tint Tumi'
still continue llit pnKttt ami lout
mo much luturvMtliiif n-aUiii matu-r.
Mltui (iriuo Miankland, ot Ittch
Mill, cum out Monday and will
xpi-tid m-vt'rii! days vUltlug Xiim-hlne.
llMiry 1Imt, Jr., any Ins wan up
and d'll old NunUi'a mult, U w liy
lit; lout Hiirli a nl o IH'W gun.
U 'a-t a (ir tit 1 11 yount; mail
thought lli road witMU't very rouh
or ilrMiitf cold Friday lillit taking
tlu Klr' I101111 lut coming limk
r.o lux that wind! )Ii, my.
We have umlcr Krouud flra workn
out till way, ua tlifM-oal U liurnlnu
umti-r tin Ki'immt. It U making tin
roadwiiy ilmiK'Toti rroMMlnti. It
Iiism Imvii liiii iilii fur moiiic time.
There wtcrv M-vcral Xmun dinner
around In re. Mr. ami Mra. Johu
lleedy rllirrtallied Kd liouilill ami
family ufliUU JUll, uud Mr. Mart
Whealley and family of Iteavley1'
ami Mr. nml Mr. Jamitt Shumate ol 1
Well Hill, at Win. Wheat ley'. .1. A. I
Itorron, Jr., of l'owter. r. it. Itorron j
of Aniotvt, 1, F. Kolilumin ami fam
ily, Hen Hand and family, and Je
erllie, wort? fiaatd on all tlu good
thtnjr tins Innd afford, at J. 11.
Horron. Mr. It. U an exrellent
rook: and the way that good dinner
l'eiirl ltomar went to Kannax t'lty
to nud CtirlHtnia and vllt rein
the during the holiday.
XtniiH tt exen-lmi were well at
tended at Happy lllll churt-h Xina
eve, by one of the niot orderly
crowd wo have ever eeu at any
Mm. Mum Oland. who had leen
stek for quite awhile, died on last
Friday lilht and waa burled at
louble Branch cemetery Sunday.
We wert Informed that llarve
IxHig'e agd father, ou last Satur
day In some manuer fell out of a
wagon on hi head and injured hlin
wlf very nevervly.
I. M. Alllxon, our tax coll ector
ha len around In thin part of the
country lately gathering la the taxee
for the year.
Xiuaa ha paaed and next come
New Yearn with It Rood rvxolution
for (tetter thing the coming year.
We are Mill enjoying ta-autlful
MIhs Hannah Willi, of the new
shaft, and .gentleman friend, Marry
Piper, of Kkli Hill, vIhIUmI Mix
Ixiua tliigg, Sunday.
The infant son of Mr. Powell died
Itev. Andrew Wilxon and daugh-i
ter. .MUs Itachel, are attending con-:
ferenee In Kaiiaa City thi wwk. I
Cleveland Tllon gladdened the'
heart of home folks ly coming home '
for Clirlstma, but ha returned to'
Mia (.Tela Ayer la entertaining'
Jean Calvert, of Wch Hill, thl wwk.
Our m-liool rloe last Thurnday '
for a week' vacation. There were
eveuten rWtor. all of whom
"wined well pk-awjil with the pro
gram, which waa well rendered.
Mr. Clifford bister. Mr. Hayer.
of the new shaft, vlittHl Mr. C.
Ml Hdua Jone I enjoying the
holiday with relative at Kchell
W e tried a new mailman with our
budget of new lat week, but met
with pour ikw lu the change. o
will end them In the uxual way thl
Vi'v wImIi the editor, our reporter
and reader, one and all, a very
happy New Year.
Ijit Friday and Saturday w-a a
cold a we want to v It, We were
out a llttV while and marly frox to
death. Sunday and Muuday were
Our new switch I all laid, but
they ay they will not hlo any coal
over it for X or 10 day. Quite a
fc-aug of ineu are working out there
putting everything In order ready
for bu at ne.
The new coal ahaft near the col
lego I nearly down Ut coal.
Note Congers had one calf more
thau he could take care of, ml he
hauled It to Wch 111)1 Monday and
Mu Hill enjoyed LI Chrltiua
Mix ItolilllMoU S latted frlelld sollte
where that win o far away alie hal
to rtd on tlio railroad, but we illdn't
have the nerve to iuk her s here ln
We had a fine time at the ClirU-
tlau church Chrtatiiiaa rve, aud
everyone elae, eKvlaIly the
Kay, the jwojlu hiv getting mar
ried fat we can't Ump track of
tlM iii W e wlnh Mr. an Mr. Hadg-
ettahnpiiy ami proxperou Journey
laat Friday when John left Fos
ter, lie tetgtiiied U to look out lor
hiiu, but he gave u the dode and
went to t'uele Johu Horntxu k'.
We inlawed the IUavley Item bw-t
Week. If they do not ahow up thl
week, we are going to uiukti Inquiry.
The road are o nlee lu town that
we would a mooii walk In the mld
dle of the treet a any w here elm.
J. Weley Badgettwn lu Will lllll
We went to Weh Hill ourmlve
Katurduy uud came '"initial iut
getting home tin nuiue day.
Himiness wan putty Rood, but this month
wo nerd your MONEY l" niV 'nlB
presents and von nred mine more of our
LUMBER. SHINGLEE, 6LIME.
sand, etc. Come in and let us exchamte.
Come and see us whether vou want to buy
Thousands say that
M U ik
m m itt r?
is the best published at
10 cents a copy, Xi. 00 a
In Every Number
Articles of intense
interest on subjects of
the greatest national
McClure's will be more interesting, important and
entertaining than ever, "Every year better than the
last or it would not be McClures."
17 I? IT 17 s,owriU" now for MeCJure- for 1804. and get '
JT AAaAaS the Nov. ami IKt. numtier of I'.iori fiiv.
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Drs. Kennedy & Xergan,
SiORIES OF A CHIMPANZEE.
IntUIgnt Animal That Acted Much
Lika a Bumaa Etlcj.
Iu Mr. Smyth, Tnited
Htatea consul ut Liberia, brought
to thi counlry a young hitupun
irv about 17 month old and old
it to tln park d-parttm nt for the
rout of trati!iorting him, nay.
Outing. A a ho tamo first hi
passage, the prW waa f ll'.l. IK
waa nano d ' t'row ley ;' ho took to
Keeper Took from thetirt anl
until hi death they were the best
of friend. Ho waa very intelli
gent and I lx'lii-ve waa a near
h uma u im un animal could If. Ho
would ait ut a table to eat, put I ing
ou a zinpkin aud uing a knife,
fork and apoon when neceaaary.
Wlicu he had tiniidied he would
Hit'! the napkin, carefully fold it
up und lay it -ftidi! hi plate.
About two weeks beforu he died u
evere utlak of pneumonia aef in
nml lr. M.unh, aurgeon of tin
patk jKiliee, wa culled. Kverr
morning when the doi tor entered
the room ho would nay: "tiood
morning, Crow ley," and Crowley
would o,et up ami nhuke haixl.
Then the doctor would uy: "How
nre you thi morning?'' and Crow
ley would grin. The doetor w ould
exatnitio Lint ami aay: "Your
pulae, ('row ley," and Crowliy
would extend hi hand. ".Vow
your lunj.:,' ami Crowley would
throw bark hi ami to allow the
Jo' for lo pho i' hi ear to his
n.at. "A tnl now your lank,
Crowley," and he woild turn his
lie grew ety feeblo befoiu
death and Cook otood by him from
early morning until late at night.
Late in tho afternoon of the day
he died Cook held him in hi arnn
for about ati hour. Cook put hint
down on tho floor and Crowley
rained himnelf up, put out bin
hand to aha to hapd, n Cook
said: "To bi.J him good .y,"
turned toward tin' wall of Lis
room, and dropped deud.
Head Tho Tribune.
Williamson & Montgomery.
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any price, Yet it is only
of McClure's there are
Six good short stories
humorous stories, sto
ries of life and action
and always good.
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Vuainr aa .k...'i -
sere hni fTBt rr.
- ir ii a at 4 i a
Special Land ituyem'Kxcuralona
Will rim to tlie new land ot tinvr
County. Oklahoma, and other
llo i.f the great Soul hw eat In No
veiuta raiid UeiuU-r, sl.-t the FrU.
Are yon looklug fur rkli and fer
tile fanning land In the Southwect
Wlllfll you (Kll l,uy I,,. !,, on.
i foul tli to one-tenth therot-t oflaud
in- Him .AoriiiT I IM'T pro-
daee a mm It a re for aere, ilere I
a ihanee to latter your condition
aud add a It'.a-ral amount to your
I For full particular and wpeelal
j railroad rale apily at once to It. ti.
! Ia iiioii, S,t r iary Friaeo Svateia !m-
inigraiioii nureau. St. IajuU, Mo.
C. F, BEARD,
Is now ready to mako
dates for your public sales,
and is better prepared
than ever before to give
you complete- satisfaction.
He is thoroughly familiar
with the pncrs of all
kinds ol stock and imple
mctit. ond will be able to
secure for you the highest
possible price. Termi
reasonable. See him be.
fore claiming dates. He
is a Licensrd Auctioneer
and cao give you any ref
crrnres you desire. Ad.
C F. BHARD,
Tel. -plume ou llutler A Spruit LJua
The ChiUtmas entettainments at
tlie vmiou churches throughout th
city, nude all thtir Sunday School
scholats happy Christmas eva with
entritalnmtnts suitable to the ckcs.
sion ami none were neglected, bul
an rcmruibcud with some token of