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The air cocktail is cheap. The
beadache'ess feature also coinnicnds
What fun Japan U storing on for
"herself In "Investigating" her heroes
Ttrr the war ) over!
Residents of Port Arthur can prac
tice economy in one direction. They
60 not need to bay alarm clock.
Among those who think Derby
Isnt all they claim it to be ta the lady
whose beautiful train waa stepped on.
There 1 a (treat deal of pretenae in
the culture of some people. Tbey
carry an Imitation gold case in a cha
They are passing around the doctor
of letter degree more freely than
BuaJ th. tea Ron. It make a Tery
It 'a m queer thing that champion
Jeffries, after surviving all the perils
vt championship priie fights, should
be disabled at baseball.
"Does yonr lawn mower need sharp
ening?" asks an advertiser, la big.
large type. Of course It does. All
lawn mowers alwaya do.
Mr. Carnegie declares that he hat
Iropfre'l because of his ability to
employ men clererar than himself.
Bach modesty seems too good to be
Miss Carl's portrait cf Tsl An makes
the dowager empress look quite young
and handsome. This shows how ktnd
liearted a girl the young American
The pounding of the hammer and
the scrape qf the trowel and the clink
the riveter are the chief sounds
that now greet the ears ot visitors to
The Sultan of Turkey has received
another protest from the powers in re
frard to the Armenian atrocities. Like
the other 41,144 protests, It has been
placed on file.
If the ministers cr Cincinnati stick
to their Intention of telling the troth
aboii t the deceased in all rases, a
good many of their fellow-citizens will
be afraid to die.
Rear Admiral Sigsbee cabled from
San Domingo to the nary department
as follows: ' Revolution now ended.'
He carelessly neglected, however, to
mention which one.
One of the amiable professor of
Chicago university announces that
bell Is not a fact, merely a condition.
But when the condition la sizzling.
what's the odds about the fact?
The newspaper correspondents rn
the field with the Japanese army bsre
submitted a round-robin protest to
Tie staff, and In all probability the
staff knows precisely what to do with
Two New York amnsement manag
ers have Just signed a contract with
Bdotiard de Resxke for a tour of sixty
concerts !n this country next season.
just as If tbey had never beard of
According to the pure food authori
ties, much of the raspberry Jam of
commerce Is composed of syrup of ap
pie cores, aniline dye and hayseed
It Is almost as base a deceiver as
The directors of the Yale library an
nounce that they have a fragment of a
lost tragedy by .-Ksclirlus or Sophocles
la a Dacksse of naovrus fragments
lately found In Egypt. More trouble
for the students.
An esteemed contemporary raises
1bs question of how to distinguish be
tween poison Ivy and Virginia creep
er. One sure say Is to rub th fare
and hands thoroughly with the sus-
jxct and note results.
Perhaps In the scientific assertion
that a man'a beard ia the borne and
taunt of countless harmful microbe
there Is some comfort for the youth
who Is trying desperately to raise
mall mustache and can't.
According to a lxndon newspaper
"nothing remains for Kuropatklo but
to stake bla ail upon one last wild fling
of the iron dice." Previous to writing
this the author must have taken on
last wild Sing at a dope bottle.
When the liberty bell waa In Win
eeapolls the public schools were dis
missed and the Rapid Transit com
pany gavo each of the 35.000 children
a tree ride to view the bell and return.
That waa belter than any lesson In
history that the children may cavs
We read with delight that Alfred
Austin ar.ouynioui.ly sent a one act
play to a London theater-manager
while aro which the manager thought
waa capital and which he baa accept
ed. It's such a pleasure to learn tha
Alfred can write something.
"Herei'ter, saya a contemporary,
tha average man will examine the
if rafts and llfo preservtrs before be
trust himself va ao excursion steam
w." Probably rot. The cartful man
ttay do oo, but the average man will
toutlcuo to lake tll:;gs for granted
MISSOURI DEMOCRATS SELECT
0 SUPPORT SENATOR COCKRELL
Stats Convention Held at Joplin Was
Attended by Large Crowd
Full District Deltgatlona
JOPLIN. MO. Tht Democratic
state committee met Tuesday night
and named these temporary officers:
Chairman, James A. Reed, ot Kan-
sat City; aecretary. Charles (.reiser.
Jasper county; assistant secretary,
James L. McQuay, Montgomery coun
ty; sergeant-at-arms, C EI Gulon, St,
Louis city; assistant sergeant-at-arms,
Edward Fortley. Joplin,
The committee also decided that the
contesting delegations beariug puuik
facie credentials should have tem
porary seals la the temporary organ
The committees were ss follows:
Credentials: First District, George W
Humphreys. Shelby; Second, Virgil
Cockling. Carroll county; Third, J. I'.
Martin, Caldwell; Fourth, C. F. Kel
ler. Buchanan; Fifty, J. E. Guinotte,
Kansas City; Sixth, Peyton Parka,
Henry; Seventh, IX IX Duggina, Sa
line; EighLh. EL M. Dass, Boone;
Ninth. W. L. Cuptoa. Montgomery;
TenUC X J. McCaffery, St. Louis;
Eleventh. H. B. Hawes, St. Luuis;
Twelfth, James J. Butler, St. Louis;
Thirteenth. S. CX Long, Washington;
Fourteenth. 8. E. Harrison. Dunklin;
Fifteenth. B. B. Journey, Vernon; Six
teenth, B. A. Watson, Phelps.
Permanent Organization: Senator
Rouner, Knox county; J. F. Dewey,
Chariton; G. Y. Crenshaw, De Kalb;
B. HalVey, Nodaway; Thomas J. Pen-
derga&t, Kansas City; W. H. Anthony,
Cedar; Hale Duncan, Greene; A.
Walker, Cooper; E. A. Fleusemeier.
Warren; J, T. McCaffery. St. Louis;
Philip Dwyer. St. Louis; Thomas E.
Kinney. St. Louis; W. A- Welch, Jef
fersoa; J. N. Burroughs. Howell; J. E.
Shepherd. Newton; D. W. Towe, Craw
Resolutions: John T. Barker. Ma
con; M. J. Lilly, Randolph; W. P.
Flack, Clay; R. P. C. Wilson, Platte;
James V. Yaeger, Kansas City; L. M.
Crouch, Cass; J. A. Jones, Benton;
Doctor G. M. Moore, Camden; D. J.
Klllom, Lincoln; Charles J. Laurer,
St. Louis; T. M. Jenkins, St Louis;
James B. Blythe, St. Louis; R. M. Wil
son, Perry; C. E. Reed, Christian;
Darius Conrad, McDonald; A. B.
JOPLIN. MO. Missouri will be rep
resented in the National Democratic
convention at St. Louis by Governor
A. M. Dockery, United States Senator
William J. Stone, Congressman Champ
Clark, and Congressman DeArmond.
They were elected at 11:30 o'clock
Wednesday night by the Democratic
The vote stood: Stone, C0C; Dock
ery. C5CJ; Clark. G016-G; De Armond.
Representative R. B. Oliver re
ceived 4C0 6-6 votes. -
The election of alternates followed.
Mr. Oliver waa elected as an alternate
by acclamation. James T. Lloyd was
placed ia nomination by John Knott.
Dave" Ball nominated Lon V. Ste
phens. Mr. Lockhart named George
W. Harrison of Vernon. W. H. Wood
son of Clay. John H. Lucas ot St. Clair.
O. H. Douglass of Stone, A. P. Duncan
of Buchanan and Moses C. Wetmore,
of St. l.ouis, were also named. The
first ballot resulted: Lloyd 404. Ste
phens, 19; Harrison, 87; Woodson.
26; Lucaa. 4341; Douglass. 98; Duncan.
313J; Wetmore, 4SS. This eleetea
Lloyd. Lucas. Wetmnre and Duncan.
District delegates chosen were:
First R. A. MrDt-armotl of Clark
county and R. M. Miller of Adair
Second B. B Gill, Livingston; T. N.
Third It. G. Yates, Gallutin; I. J
Fourth W. D. Rusk, SL Joseph;
John 8. iillby. Nodaway.
Fifth Frank P. Walsh and James
B. McGowan. both of Kansas City.
Btxtb S. W. Dooley, itates county;
Harvey W. Salmon, Henry.
Seventh J. J. Fulkerson, Lafay
ette: John T. Heard. I'etllw.
Eighth H. T. Lee, Hoone; W. 8.
Ninth D. A. Ball Pike; C. E. Al
Tenth George T. Tansey and A. C
Sleuver, both of St. Louis.
Twelfth J. J. Butler and E. E
Guion. both of St. Louis.
Thirteenth W. R Edgar, Iron; J.
H. Mallgun. St. Francois.
Fourteenth R. P. Tribble and W.
D. Vandlver, Cape Girardeau.
Fifteenth E. N. Earp. Barton; Doc
tor L. C. Cbeuoweth. Jasper,
Sixteenth A. H. Clark, Laclde; P
L. Lylea, Shannon.
W. A. Rothwell of aloberly was
elected national committeeman.
Hypnotism as Jag Cure.
ST. PETERSBURG. The treatment
of alcoholism by hypnotism, which be
gan at Moscow In HOC and has been
tried at Ekalerlnotlaff. Voronezh and
other places since, has been Inaugu
rated In St. Petersburg by Dr. R. Z.
Ilakoff. who investigated the results
and claims there have been 70 per
cent ot radical cures for that system
against 30 per cent In the rases of
other known cures.
Where there's a will there's apt to
be a won t and a curpl ot lawyers.
JOrLIN, MO. The committee on
resolutions flushed its plulforiu ana
reported as follows;
We. the representatives of the Pern
ocratlo party of Missouri, In conven
tion assembled, at Joplin, Mo., J una
29, l!)i4, dj hereby most solemnly re
affirm our faith In the principle! of
Democracy as defined by Thomas Jef
ferson, exemplified by Andrew Jack
son and as set forth In the, Kansas
City platform In 1900.
We hereby indorse the splendid ad
ministration of the IHunocrallc party
slncu its control of the state of Mis
souri, and point with pride to the
splendid administration ot Governor
A. M. Dockery.
We heartily commend the work tf
the Missouri delegation In our national
Congress, and as Missourians have a
Just cause to congratulate ourselves
that our senators and representatives
are the peers of men from any part
of our great nation.
Missouri Is proud of the splendid
record in the United States Senate ot
its senators, who have so long and
ably represented Missouri, and with
our hearts full of love and gratitude
for their faithful services, we hereby
tended them our greetings.
Recognizing Senator F. M. Cock re 1 1
as one of the ablest and most distin
guished Americans, and one who baa
had the respect of the entire nation,
we hereby instruct our delegates to
tha National convention to support
him for President ot the United States
as long as his name Is before the con
vention sad to use all honorable means
to secure hla nomination.
Resolved, further. That the dele
gates to the National convention be
and they are hereby lnstmcteu to
vote as a unit on all propositions com
ing Ims fore said convention, as a ma
JorSy of said delegatea shall deter
mine In accordance with tha Instruc
We recommend further that it Is
the Bense of this convention that a
liberal appropriation from the siii-pius
revenues of the national government
should be made for the Improvement
of the public mads, and that a care
fully worded plank In the national
Democratic platform favoring thia
proposition would be helpful to that
The report was adopted by tne con
vention and at 1:37 o'clock Thursday
morning adourned sine die.
A SEA FIGHT RAGING.
Japs and Russiana Reported In Battle
Off Port Arthur About Forty Miles.
CHEFOO. What may be a decisive
naval engagement was In progress at
1 o'clock Friday afternoon midway be
tween Chefoo and Port Arthur. The
distance from here to Port Arthur ta
eighty mile. The ateamer Chefoo,
which has arrived here, passed within
fifteen miles of the Japanese .tieet,
consisting of two battleships and five
cruisers, all actively engaged. The
Russian fleet was not seen, but the
distance of the Japanese from land
precludes tne possibility of any at
tack upon the land batteries. The cap
tain of the Chefoo saya he heard a ter
rific explosion but waa unable to dis
cern whether a Japanese or a Russian
ship was affected. The battle Is be
lieved to confirm the Chinese report
that only four of the larger Russian
warships remain ia Tort Arthur.
A dispatch received here stated
that the Russian Port Arthur fleet had
made another sortie and that several
of the vessels succeeded In breaking
through the Japanese blockading llnea
and started to Join Admiral Bkrydloff
6 d the Vladtvostock squadron, which
Is In the Japan sea. It was not known
w hat vessels escaped. It waa also said
that the Russian garrison made an
attack on the Japanese Investing lines.
No news has been received as to what
the result of the move was.
KUROPATKIN IN RETREAT.
The Russians Will Try to Reach Lleo
Yang Before Giving Battle.
Ml CIIWANu. A telegram from
reliable sources In Mukden received
here says that General Kuroi.kO'n has
decided not to fiKht at Ta Tche Klao
or Hai-t'heng. but to retreat from Ta
icne-Mso. The movement began
June 28 and Is well tinder way. Small
detachments of troops will. It Is add
ed. stay south to Mop the Japanese
until the Russlsn retreat Is In full
swing. It Is not believed her tha
the Kussians will he able to reach
l.iao-iang as the Japanese control the
passes which would indicate that the
Russian line of communication may
Called Back to Rome
MANILA. Rev. M. J. O'Connor,
who was aecretary to Monslgnor GuldL
the recently deceased apostolic dele
gate to the Philippines, has received
a cablegram from the Vatican recall
lng him to Rome, there to confer with
Mgr. Merry del Val, the papal a-re-
lary of state, regarding the completion
or Ihe negotiations concerning the
lands held by the religiose brother-
noous in tte Islands. A summons tor
the third Philippine Catholic council
in the history of the Islands, ordered
by Mgr. Gui.il. has been Issued pos-
Souse's French Decorations,
John Philip Sousa, the conductor,
haa received notice of bis promotloi
from Officer de I'Acsdemle Fraucaue
to '"Officer de rimitruction Publlque,'
of France. The new distinction give
Mr. Sousa the golden palma nu
rosette of the French academy. He I
the only American who has received
this decoration, lie Is also a member
of the Royal Victorian order or i-.ng
land, having been dicuraied by Kin
Ldward MI. ibrvi ytars exu
CAPTURE FEN-SHUI PASS AFTER
APS DEFEAT RUSSIANS AGAIN
Ths Pass Had Been Very Strongly
Fortified Kuropatkln Reports
How tha Japs Are Now
TOKIO. Detailed reports ot the
capture of Fen-Shul pass on June 27
show that the Russians were driven
from an exceedingly strong position
dominating the Sh Murheng road. In
this engagement the Russian losses
were again heavier than those of the
Japanese. The Japanese outmanett-
vered the Russians by working around
the enemy's right flang and attacking
him In the rear.
The Japanese advanced In three col
umns. One was assigned to deliver a
frontal attack and the other to strike
the enemy on the flanks. The column
which advanced upon the right flank
fought a separate action.
It encountered three battalions ot
Infantry, six guna and two machine
guns on 8unday morning. This en
gagement lasted until sunset on Sun-
sy. At this hour the Japanese biv
ouacked and renewed the assault at
midnight, when they succeeded In de
feating the Russians.
On Monday morning, the 27th, the
Russians were -reinforced with three
battalions and slxtoen guns. They as
saulted the Japanese viciously and en
deavored to retake the position they
ad lost. They were repulsed and
the Japanese Tankers worked their
way to the rear of the main Russian
position at Feng-Shut pass. This at
tack occurred at 3 o'clock In the
In the meantime the Japanese col
mn which had been assigned to make
the frontal attack met and routed 10.
000 Infantry and cavalry posted near
Wenchap&ntsii. This happened on
Sunday, the 2Ctb. At dawn on Mon
day the Japanese renewed the attack.
The fighting of this day was opened
with artillery. The Russians poured
deadly artillery fire upon the at
tackers and the Japanese artillery se
cured a new position and delivered a
heavy cross-fire upon the Russli
lines ot definse.
While thia was proceeding, the Jap
anese infantry and engineers cleared
the obstructions from the Russian rear
and closed In on the enemy. The
Russiana bruke and fled at 11:30 Mon
day morning. The Japanese gained
and retained possession of the heights.
The Russians left ninety dead behind
them on the heights. This number of
dead does not Include those found
In cue valleys. The Japanese lost 270
men killed or wounded In the flank
ing and frontal attacks.
The Russian troops who defended
Fen-Shut consisted of eleven battal
ions of infantry, seventeen squadrons
of cavalry' and threa batteries of ar
tillery. The Russians had spent three
months In fortifying Ken S bill pass.
The barracks and other buildings cap
tured by the Japanese had not been
destroyed, but before retreating the
Russiana burned their warehouses al
Shantasu. The Russians retreated In
disorder toward Shi Mu Cheng.
The Japanese captured elgbty-elght
TelluHde Mines to Close.
TELLURIDE. COL The SmuRgler-
Union mines, employing 200 men.
ere closed down Friday and the com
pany's u.l II will be closed as soon as
the ore on hand Is disposed of. It la
rumored that operations at aeveral
other mines will cease in a few days.
The reason for closing down haa not
been made public.
No Time for Reef at 79.
Iavld Rankin of Tarklo, Missouri!
farmer king, was given a handsome
leather couch by some of hla employes
on his T'.'th birthday, which t'xk place
last week. "Boys," said the vigorous
old man. "I've got a lot of these things
In the house, but 1 never have time to
use them." Although so near an octo
genarian. Mr. Rankin drives day after
day over his 23,Oo) acres, telling bis
men how to do things and seeing that
they mind. He Is still as tough as
pine knot and seems good for many
Two residence of lm Angeles. Cal
claim to be of royal lineage. W. J. H
Mural, a machinist, says that "by
rights" he should be on the throne of
Naples as a descendant of Joachim
Murat. Another Is It. Rebecca Lee
Dorsey, who traces her ancestry back
to Robert Bruce, the Scottish hero.
A Detective's Unique Spectacles.
Gustavo Mace, the famo-ia Paris de
tective who died recently. Invented for
his own use a pair of spectacles, the
glasses of which were divided, one
part enabling him to see the ground
on which be trod, and the other to ob
serve people who were behind him.
Two Russian Defeats.
TOKIO. A portion of the Japanese
troops at Takushan were Id two en
gagements on Thursdsy. They first
surprised and routed a squadron of
Cossacks posted at Hslen ("Maya, tea
miles northwest of Santaokon. on th
road to TahU-ba. and neit repulsed
a force of Russians who occupied
hill n trth of Ssntaokon. The Russian
retreated to the northwest, their aril
tery and ii.fsntry pot1 at Hsla II
Ton covering their retreat. The Rui
tans left sixty d;oJ on tlie ful l.
KAI CHAU TAKEN.
Japt Cspture Town Aftsr Seven
LONDON. (Special.) The lokli
correspondent of the Dally Telegrapl
saya that severe flKhtlng took plact
at Kai C'lia.t on June 25, which re
suited In the rapltire of that place ot
the morning ot Juno 2(1.
The Toklo correspondent of tht
Morning Post says that the Japanese
second army has effected a junetur
with the first army, and that tht
whole force now haa a fighting front
of 120 miles.
The Tokio correspondent of th
Times says that the report sent out
from St. Petersburg of General Oku'i
retirement Is ridiculed In Japan, whert
the delay In forcing a great battle li
well understood to be due to the nabli
of Japanese generals in not strlklni
before the deliberate completion of al
kai CHENG. The Japanese art
continuing to advance from Sin-Yet
and Feng-Wang-Cheng. Oeneral Okt
la also moving north from Senu-Chen
General Samsonoft Is contesting hit
progress, but Is not offering serloui
resists nee. The Japanese force ad
vanrlng from the Mo-Tien pass la com
posed of at least three regiments ant!
ten batteries of artillery.
A force of equal atrcngth Is advanc
lng from Fen Shtu pass on the blub
road to Llao-Yang. The flank move
on the latter Is supported by a column
marching from Salmatr.a.
SLAIN BY A BURGLAR.
Nevada Minister Murdered at Iowa
IOWA FALLS, IA. Rev. Chsrle
Mayne. of Nevada, waa shot Friday
by a burglar and will probably die. H
was here attending the state Sunday
school convention and was the fciiest
of W. H. Courtney, one of tho direct
ors In the new road, the Iowa Falls &
Northern. Shortly after midnight Mr
Mayne was aroused from his sleep by
tne appearance of a stranger in bit
room. The burglar commanded him
to keep silent, but had no more than
spoken the words than he grappled
the burglar. The latter drew a revol
ver and fired threo times, each bullet
taking effect In the abdomen. By tht
time the occupants of the bouse bad
been aroused, the burglar bad made
good his escspe.
Denver Physician Assassinated.
DENVER Dr. Seymour T. Jarrock!
a young physician, was shot and
killed at hla home In this city. Two
shots were fired, one bullet entering
the body near the heart. Apparently
he had boen called to the door snd
assassinated. His wife waa absent a
the time. The murderer escaiMd. On
December 23. 1903. Dr. Jarreckl. then
county physician, waa beaten almus
to death In his office by sn unknown
Pasted Advertlaina en Coins.
CHICAGO. Because he nasted st
renting slips on United States half
dollars, n. L. Phalen. of Harvard. Ill
haa been arrested and brought to Chi
cago. He Is a brother of the mavo
of Harvard and admitted he affixed
to the colna some silos statins tha
If the money was brought to his store
he would give Its value in clothing
rhalen waa released on bonds.
Ireland to Ralae Tobacco.
WASHINGTON. The government
of Ireland la Inquiring Into the ques
tion of tobacco culture, and, through
Mr. Gill, lu secretary of agriculture,
ho Is now in this country, baa asked
Secretary Wilson to designate some
tobacco expert for employment In Ire
land. Secretary Gill la seeking llgh
on the methods of growing, harvesting
and fermenting tobacco.
A Queen's Dairy,
The Qocen of Holland Is an enthusl
astlo farmer. A dairy haa liven estab
lished In connection with the roya
castle, at ax and It la run on quit
business like lines by Its owner, larg
quantities of butter ami milk be.n
Bold regularly from the dairy, which
Is now self supporting and profltalilu
BRIEF BITS OF NEWS.
The navy department has received
permission from the department ol
cummerce and labor to establish
wireless telegraph station oil Khrrel
km Island, off San Krauclsco. and I
now arranging to erect a ole an
equip a station at once.
A certificate baa ben Issued author
Irlng the Coalgate National bank
Coalgate. I. T., to begin business, in
capital is IS0.0O0 and the offlcei are
C. B. Burrows, president; James Mc
Omnia, vice president; E. C. Million.
cashier; L. Ellsey, assistant cashier.
The West Virginia state building a
the Worlds fair waa dedicated
Wednesday. After the Invocation by
Dr. I). H. lurrington, president of tb
West Mrglnla state university. Presi
dent Francis, of the exposition, de
llvered a short address. Colonel Fred
Paul Grosscup. vice chairman of the
West Virginia commission, delivered
the keys of the building to Governor
A. R White.
Ivefayette Young, of Iowa, la to be
Independence day orator at tb
world's fair grounds. He haaaccepted
the iuvitation of the Louisiana Pur
chase exposition and the world s fal
commission of Missouri.
George A. Richardson, of Roawell
K. M., who haa been appointed by
tne t nuej states Supreme court tc
take testimony In the Kausaa-Colu
redo litigation over the waters lu th
Arkansas river, has been conferrln
with the attorneys on Ixith .sides ol
the rase. He announces that the tak
lng of evidence In the rase will begl
July IS at a place not yet !uctd.
A Memphis basket ball team com
posed of young men beat a team ot
glrla by a score of 20 to 0 the other
day. The- ungallant victory of the
young men, It Is said, has broken off
An arched wind cave has been dug
near the 'Possum Walk school at Elmo
as a place of safety for tne scnooi
children. The young Idea will be
taught how to shoot into the cave
when the wind blows.
If you foel an Impulse to do good
don't wait for It to cool. Sucu lra
pulses may not come to you often.
A Johnson county poet, who vlsiteJ
In 8L Louis recently, was Inspired by
what he saw on the Pike and he wrote
a seventeen-verse poem for the War
rensburg Star. He summed the whole
Pike up In the last verse, which fol
lows: Everything's there from under the
Dont be in a harry to quit and mn;
Yoti may feel tired and think you're
But please remember, you've ust be
The Monroe City News tells of a
faker who defrauded a Monroe Cits
man named Chest urn.
The Ebb correspondent of the St
Clair County Democrat last week
wrote a picnic tip In "poetry." His
verse rivals that ot Miss Ellabelle Mat
Doolittle. the poet ot Paw Paw. Ths
first aad last rtanxaa ot his wrlte-uft
Attention, good people!
A etory I'm starting, . " x
It's about tome "kids' i
Who went out larking.
But 'Us no consolation
To spend time In grieving.
If all this did happen.
On a certain summer evening.
Some day the Mobcrly Signals art
going to have another chance at tht
ChilUcothe Athletics and then
Moberly't city Jail wat full sundew
night and every prisoner In it was to
the same condition as the holdover. v
Platte county, which was formerij
famous mainly as a paw paw growing
swamp, now produces thousands ol
frogs' legs annually tor the city nixr
keta. A fine leather couch was given
David Rankin of Tarkio recently. It,
occasion being hla 79th birthday,
"Boys." aald the farmer king. ' aav
several of these In the house, but
never have time to use tbem."
"Jig" Arthur, a ChilUcothe base baU
player, la a singer and haa bet-n In
vited to atr.g In church. He Is now
wondering whether It would be propes
to sing In church Sundsy morning
and plsy base tail Sunday after
noons. Celsua C. Calvert of the SL Joseph
News and Press la suffering with
broken hip boue. Mr. Calvert fell
whilo going down stairs and broke tht
boue. It does not seem to be healing
as rapidly as he would wish and he
will -visit a noted surgeon la Cklcagc
soon In search of relief.
Calnsvllle News: Here's anothes
proof that advertising pays: Tuesday
we set a local taytbg that rain was
needed, and. behold, on Wednesday
morning a million dollar rain came
la answer to our little "adieu" 11 waa
Just as we expected, and proves that
those who advertise will reap a rlcb
For several weeks something has
been killing the chickens of Abe Bwl
hart, who lives Dear ltunlavtile. Tht
other bight Bwtbart beard a commo
tion in bit chicken bouse and hurried
out with hla shotgun. Ha sew a small
animal through the dsrkness and
biased away at It. When ait was still
again be securcj a lantern and dis
covered that he had killed eight ol
hla chickens. The small animal es
caped. Nevada la rcjorlng over the arrival
In that town cf a new comblnaUou
rorn popper and peanut roaster.
Ths Miami band has erected a mov
able band itsnd so that when one- '
part of town has bad enough it can
The Jackson county Judge wants
independence to cushion the si-sts In
the baud stand so thai Ihe musicians
can play better.
Theodore Shriver Is one of tht sub
stantial young farmers of S'-illlvan-connty
since he dropped a dollar Into
the coffers of the Green City Prcsa,
Several farmers who left Pettli
eounty to live In Alabama are repent
ant and have started bvk to Missouri
singing, "She good enough for mc."
Peter Slate of Clayavtlle is a per
slsteot man. Twice tbla season be ha
planted corn oo his farm and twice II
has been washed out lie Is now plant
ing It a third time.
John Salmon, a farmer who lives
near Salisbury, waa nearly atung U
death by bees tht other day. The beet
had swarmed on a limb and Salmoo
sawed the limb off. It fell on him
and before he could get away he wa
When negroes become pes re dis
turbers In Brunswick they are request
ed to "make room."
Fire crackera are getting a good
start this season. They csused a fire
on the east side, at Kansas City, which
destroyed aeveral stables Thursday af
ternoon. Platte County Argus:
Said a mart to a maid, "you're u. g."
And her fsre was a white as I
Rut her auger waa turned Into glee
When bt anld, "n. g. stand for nice-glrL"