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The not batiloRhlp Kentucky Is said
lo be awlfL ''b Blue Grasa ctato al
wayt did procure racers.
Qnl. t wedding ere now said to be
Hie proper caper. Designed to harmo-
nlie with the divorces, probably.
The Atlanta Journal ay that ten
don "proper," la but a small town.
I!ut then, so much of it la "Improper."
A Fan Francisco man la now suing
Ms wife for divorce because she will
not talk. There's no accounting for
To the residents of Port Arthur the
case of the Trenton (N. J.) man who
never Bleeps does not seem at all re
markable. Tbe difference between the Fourth
of July and Thanksgiving la that one
has its night before, the other It
In not liking the wi American
yachts are sailed, the kaiser is assur
ed of the hearty sympathy of Sir
In Boston the pianoforte is now used
to assist in the cure of nervous dis
eases. Eccentricity always was Bos
ton's forte anyhow.
This is the time when the cam
paign songwriter makes the inventor
of names for new breakfast foods look
like a wilted seedling.
Those current attempts "to reform
the Fourth of July" unfortunately Ig
nore the necessity of first reforming
the average small boy.
A Brooklyn judge recently declared
it to be bis candid opinion that Adam
deceived Eve. Probably had to to
get his share of the fruit.
The late Mr. Herbert Spencer's lady
housekeeper desires to meet with a
similar position. Highest references.
Address the London Times.
One of those up-to-date New York
financiers dm a safe with a tin back.
Needless to say that his depositors
never get their money "back."
A Chicago woman believes that men
should pay their wive regular sala
ries. Some of the wives may be de
pended on to get theirs anyhow.
It was a man who declared man the
proper study of mankind. Whether it
Is proper or ne t, man always has de
voted most of his studying to hlmselt.
A Milwaukee man tried to fly the
other day, but owing to the fact that
his starting place was only five feet
high he is ailll able to be up and
A Tennessee court has decided that
a woman cannot be compelled to tell
her own age. When under oath, the
average woman is apt to be under age,
Tbe June bride didn't realize how
she will hate next December, when the
thermometer U marking 10 degrees
below zero, to get up and build the
Well bet tome mean man meant to
put woman's temper to a severe test
when he started discussion of the
question, "Why have woman more tem
per than men?"
The Academy of Medicine at Paris
hat decided that excessive meat eating
causes appendicitis. It does more. It
causes emaciation of the pocketbook
A Pennsylvania man who Inherited
I3.V0I1U has r-celvcd no less than 3')
offers of marriage. Money must be
uncommonly scarce or omen uucom
monly plenty up there.
The theme chosen for her com
mencemetit essay by one of Chlcagos
aweet girl graduate was tbe "Psycho
logy i4 the Pig." The subject has the
true stock yards flavor.
Arcorillug to I L Department of Ag
rit uiturtt, p si' ut s ronlalu "about four
ounces of protein ai;d J.707 calorics ol
energy." We know now why these cir
cus men are ail so ' strong."
An linmini'ut agricultural authority
Informs us that "hogs are said to cut
their throats l)eu they swim." The
trouble with the sort of hogs we have
around here is that they can't be In
tluced to swim enough.
Judge Brewer recently declared that
in forty years' experience on the
bench he had never heard but oue law
yer tell a He in court This is the
first time that we knew that the Judge
was as deaf as all that.
The brilliant Washington Post
quotes a current magazine as putting
this soul-searching question: "is
America Developing an Aristocracy?"
If we are, it I certainly one of the
worst case of "arrested development"
Two Philadelphia society men fought
twenty rounds lth bard giove and
.ne Hi. ally knocked the other out.
j'.'iil.iih-ll'liia as a whttlu may be slow
and k.'i-.'ji). t:il lliere are parts of
Philadelphia which are a alert and
' inod-jm as the Ho cry.
HE HAS GONE
EX-PRESIDENT OF TRANSVAAL
EXPIRES IN SWITZERLAND.
"COM PAUL" DEAD AT CLAHENS
Pneumonia and Heart Failure K tiled
Him Expressed a Desire, to Be
Burled Beside HI Wife in
CLAREN8, SWITZERLAND. Paul
Kruger, former president of the Trans
Taal republic, died here at 3 o'clock
Thursday morning from pneumonia
and supervening heart weakness. Mr.
Kruger lost consciousness Monday.
His daughter and son-in-law were with
him at the time of his death. He hail
been out only once since his arrival
here at the beglnning'of last month,
The ex-president's body was em
balmed and placed in a vault pending
funeral arrangements. Application
will be made to the Britsh govern
ment fur authority to transport the
remains to the Transvaal. In the
meantime they will be temporarily in
terred here. On several occas
ions Mr. Kruger had expressed a de
sire to be buried beside his wife in bis
Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger,
the full name of "Oom Paul" Kruger,
was a native of South Africa, having
been born at Ruatenburg. October 10,
1825. The Krugers for se'veral gener
ations had been farmers, typical
From the days of his Infancy "Oom
Paul" was familiar with the rule of the
rifle, and during all or his life there
were wild time in South Africa. Al-
I fll V t X
w a . a. . ,-i - s aasa
MAP OF SCENE OF RECENT ACTION IN RUSSIAN-JAPANESE WAR
AND APPROXIMATE POSITIONS OF THE OPPOSING ARMIES.
most constantly the farmers upon the
broad veldta were harassed by tribes
of natives. Necessarily, there was lit
tle schooling for young Kruger. but
he was brought up a strict Christian,
and as hi parents were not illiterate
by any means, he acquired a sort of
rough and incomplete education.
An instinctive liking for the glory
Of arms and the excitement of the
field of battle led him early into a
military career, limited only by the
opportunities afforded in a sparsely
settled, Bon progressive and poverty
stricken country, such a the Trans
vaal then waa. He distinguished him
self is many wars; he was a field cor
net 1st, then a district Commandant;
next a cominondaut, and finally tbe
commander-in-chief of the army, a
well a the active head of the civil
Kruger took .almost from the first,
a bold and commanding part, and
emerged at the end as commandant
Kruger' distinguished services a a
soldier led tin. government to Intrust
him with many military exploits of Im
portance. IXlNDON. At a meting of the
prlry council Friday at Buckingham
paUce. at which King IMvtard presid
ed, the request of the relatives of the
late Mr. Kruger, former president of
the South African republic, for the In
terou-nt of hi remains In the Trans
vaal, was considered, and It was sub
sequently announced that the desired
permission had U-en telegraphed to
Clart-bs. Switzerland, where Mr. Kru
ger died Thursday, through the Brit
ish minister at Berne.
When a girl angles u the matrt
niouial tea she la apt to retch a
sucker lnsted of a goldfish.
Omaha Rural Delivery Abolished.
WASHINGTON. Tbe poatofflce de
partment baa announced the abolish
ment of the Omaha division of the ru
ral free delivery service. The terri
tory will be divided among the St.
iouls, Kansas City aud St. Paul divis
ions, effective July 20. Samuel B.
Rathjono. who was superintendent of
the Omaha division, has been trans
ferred to take charge of the St. I4uts
division, and Charli-a l.ynn. formerly
In charge of the St. Inils division, has
been transferred to be superintendent
of the Cincinnati division.
HAD DEFEATED H. 0. DAVIS.'
Missouri Farmer Once Elected Mayor
Over Vic Presidential Candidate.
MACON. MO. John T. Vlckroy, a
Mucon farmer, who died j-ervniiy, de
feated the IVmocratle candidate for
vice president, H. O, Davis, al the
village election In Piedmont, W. Ta.,
lu the '60 s. Vlckruy ran cm the Dem
ocratic ticket and Davis headed the
opposition. .Mr. Davis became well
known In this vicinity at the million
aire politician who had been beaten
for the village mayorship by Farmer
Mr. Vickroy'a daughter Is a district
school teacher. A few years ago the
200 teachers attending the institute
contested for a prize to be awarded
to the one answering best this ques
tion: "Who Is the greatest woman
la all history V
Mis Nannie Vlckroy passed over
Joan of Arc, Queen Victoria, Frances
Willard. Helen Gould, et al., and won
the medal with this answer:
"The wife of the Missouri farmer
of moderate means, who does her
own cooking, washing and ironing.
brings up a large family of girls and
boys to be useful members of society,
and finds time for her own Intellect
ual and moral Improvement, 'is the
greatest woman In all history.'"
WALK MANY MILES TO WED.
Michigan Elopers, by Many Shift,
Outwit Opposing Parent.
BATTLE CREEK, MICH. Rose
Tobey and Charles Shrock loved each
other, but the girl's parents objected
because Rose is but IT, and Shrock
only 10. To keep them apart, the girl's
father sent her to her brother's farm.
three miles south of Galesburg. She
talked of eloping and be took away her
walking skirt and waist, leaving her
only her klmona and underskirt
Shrock went to the place Tuesday af
ternoon. She Jumped from a window
and Joined him. Near the house they
met ber father, but the girl dodged
Into the bushes and he did not see her.
They changed their course and saw
him, from behind a stone wall five
minutes later riding furiously In pur
suit. The couple walked twenty mi!i
across the country to get a license at
Kalamaroo, but could not get mar
ried. They came here Wednesday,
here Justice indwell united them. In
the meantime tbe parents thought the
girl had killed herself. They have for
JAPS FALL INTO AMDUSH.
Russians Claim to Have Put 1.000 Out
I.IAO YANG General H&maoiiorf
seriously checked turt Japanese ad
vance in the direction of Ylnkow on
July II. Ills Cossack ambushed the
Japuncse column and put l.oou out of
action. Tbe Japanese attempted to
advance to Ylnkow along the coast,
but they were hindered by the marhv
country, which also increased their
difficulties In carrying off their dead
and wounded during the retreat.
The Russians had expected a move
ment in this direction, and a company
of cavalry wlih two guns lay In am
bnsh In the high grass, catching the
Japanese In the most remote part of
the coast and shattering their advance
column. Tbe artillery fire of the Rus
atana was splendid, and the Japanese
ere unable to make an effective re
ply. They were forced to retreat. The
Ru.isian losses were tlx killed and
A Two-Headed Baby.
CAIRO, ILL. A two headed girl ha
Ueo born In Cairo to a negro family
of the name of Shane. .It died shortly
after birth. The heads were both well
formed and rested on the shoulders at
about the same angle. The features
were perfect. The body of the Infant
as fully matured. The child bad only
one s t of lungs, but It poaaeaaed, to
independent necks, each lnliip fur-
Dishing air for oue Unxg.
MIS30URI MAYORS MEET.
Head of F Mirth CUu Cities Hold
Convention at Sedalla.
SEDALIA. The Mayora1 Asaocl
tton of tbe fourth class citle of Mis
souri began Its second annual conven
thin at the court house Tuesday, with
W. T. Heathman, mayor of Huntsvltle
presiding, and I. J. Head, of Centralis
as secretary. AH of the officers, the
executive committee and quite a large
number of mayors and city attorneys
were present at the opening session
The following officers were elected for
the ensuing year: President, R. L.
Crews, Fayete; first vice president.
A. W. Squires, Windsor; second vice
president, R. M. McCammon, Albany;
secretary, (to be appointed by the
presideut) ; treasurer, C Q. Goetz
The remaining business of the con
ventlon will be transacted at Wednes
day s session. The visiting mayors
and city attorney were guests at a
banquet and smoker at Liberty Park
GOVERNOR DOCKERY DENIES.
People of Cole County Indignant at
JEFFERSON CITY. Governor
Dockery has given out the following
statement to the press:
"Our people without regard to po
litical affiliations are Justly indignant
at tho repeated publications, in sub
stance declaring the probability of vio
lent disturbances at the approaching
De-nocratic state convention.
"These groundless apprehensions
ere wholly without foundation in fact
and the people of Cole county Repub
licans and Democrats alike, resent this
"Missourians of all political creeds
are law abiding people and such false
hoods tend to put the state to open
shame abroad. There has never been
lawless violence at any state conven
tion, and there will be cone here at the
"AH the people of Cole county will
extend a cordial welcome to visitors
CRIMINAL WILL GO TO KANSAS.
Flshback Sent Up From Kansas City
Will Answer Robbery Charge.
JEFFERSON CITY. H. A. M-n.ieo-
halL sheriff of Wyandotte county.
Kansas, and George Anderson, sheriff
of I-anramer county, Nebraska, were
here to get a requisition from Gover
nor Dockery for J. H. Fishback. who
has Just completed a five-year sen
tence in tbe Missouri penitentiary for
holding up the cashier of the CoaU-t
house at Kansas City.
Fishback is a desperate criminal and
Is wanted In Nebraska to complete a
sentence of two and oneha'.f years.
having escaped from that Institution
by sawing his way out. Ho afterwards
robbed a Missouri Pacific train in
Kansas and is wanted there for that
Live Stock Handlers May 6trlke.
ST. JOSEPH. A committee repre
senting the live stork handlers of the
South St. Joseph stock yards waited
mwin f;.n,-ral Xtansw'er John lkinnvan
and demanded an Increase In pay of
20 per cent. Mr. IKmovan Informed
the committee that the increase could
not be given. Mr. Ikmovan say tbe
lowest waee tald bv tho stock yards
company to handlers 1 f 45 per month,
which, considering that the men have
steady employment, he considers fair
pay. There are -l'K live stock hand
ler and all of thern belong to the
union. They will probably strike.
Wreck Wa a Cctly On.
SEDALIA. A year ago an excursion
train run out of Kansas City for Se
dalla by Eugene C. Ott, via the Ml
tourl Pacific, collided with the fast
mail train No. 7, west of Lee's Sum
mit, killing two perilous and Injuring
many. There were 4U3 passenger on
the train, and, as a result of the accl
dent, tho railway company has already
paid S'.'U claims for damagea and acv
eral suits are still pending. More
claims arose from this collision than
any that ever before occurred on the
Widow Uses Rawhid.
JOPl.IN. Mr. Iouls Carson, a
pretty and winsome widow, has been
arrested here and placed in Jail charg
ej with publicly horsewhipping Frank
Mattls, one of the wealthiest mine
owner In the Jopiln district. Mattls
claim that the woman assaulted him
with A rawhide on Malu street, and
that he had her arrested on the rhargo
of creating a disturbance. Mrs. Car
ton bat been arrested several times in
the past few months on information
furnh.tied by Mattls. She wa released
Hair Sacred In Korea,
The Korean never cut his hair or
beard. To do so Is contldcred a mark
of dishonor to hit parents, whom he
ttrougiy reverences. Any hairs that
may hapicn to come, nd even the
parings of his finger nails are care
fully saved and put Into the rT!n
with him In order that he may go
back to mother earth intact.
Blood will ti ll, but It Is all in vein
A hot air tpccialtst the weather
TEACHER'S COLLEGE AT M. 8. U.
Student Desiring to Become Teacher
Will Be Tried Out.
COLUMDIA.-Th department of
education of Missouri university has
been reorganlred and a teacher' col
lege wll open for work In nepiembef
at the beginning of the regular session
of school. The movement to establish
this college In connection with the
university gives to the state Institution
a pre-eminence In the world of educa
tion and places it in advance of any
other college in the West. Only one
other such school is now in existence
in the United States, the one at Co
lumbia university, la New York city.
The object of the college is to give
students actual practice in teaching
while they are pursuing their under
graduate course and to determine
their fitness for the profession of
teaching. Pupils wilt be secured from
the various classes of the university
and from the public schools and other
educational Institutions of the city, and
will be taught systematically by those
student who expect to become teach
er when they have finished their
course. The college hat been fully or
ganized and an able corps of tearhert
selected with Dr. A. Ross Hill, profes
sor of pedagogy at tbe university, at
the head. Dr. Hill will be assisted by
Dr. Frank P. Graves, formerly presi
dent of the rnlversity of Washington
at Seattle, and by Dr. J. L. Merriam,
from the teachert' college of Columbia
university. These men are educators
of wide experience and national repu
tation. In addition to this force, Pro
fessor J. D. Eliff, state examiner of
schools, will assist In the work, as will
also various other departmental pro
fessor. CATHOLIC EDUCATORS MEET.
To Establish Uniform System of In
struction In Parochial Schools,
ST. LOL'IS. Catholic educator rep
resenting nearly every diocese In the
I'nlted State assembled in conven
tion Tuesday at SL Ixiuls university.
The conference Is for the purpose of
devising plan for establishing a uni
form system of education In parochial
and training schools. Tbe eonveution
was opened by a solemn pontifical high
mas at St, Francis Xavlers church,
RL Rev. Bishop Jansea, of Belleville,
In the absence of Prof. Cbarle P.
Nelll. of the Catholic I'nlverslty of
America, hi paper on statistics of at
tendance of Catholic college students
at non-Cathollo colleges aud universi
ties and the cause thereof, was read
and discussed at length.
Com Her Eighty Year Ago.
KANSAS CITY. Mr. Mary Con
stantla Boone, widow of Daniel Boone,
grandson of the famous American of
that name, died at the home of her
daughter, Mr. Ixmuel Stevenson, of
4210 Washington street Wednesday af
ternoon. The death of this woman
one of couple of Jackson county's
first settlers, came at the ripe old age
of 91 year. Her advanced age was tho
case. Mrs. Ik one first came to Kan
sat City, or rather as it was then
known West port landing, eighty
year ago. Mnat of tbe eighty years
Mr. Boone spent on a farm near West
porL so that her death remove a wo
man known oer the entire county and
Morgan' "Nerviest Man."
Pterpoot Morgan says that the nerv
iest insn he ever met was with him
In a railroad tar while travenng in
Europe. The stranger, a Grman. took
a seat opposite him and was murb In
terested In the big. black cigar the
financier was smoking. "Vould you
mint giflng me one like dtt?" he fin
ally said. Although much aston
ished at the hluutnca of the request,
Morgan readily complied therewith.
The German lighted the cigar, took a
few puffs, and. beaming lth good
nature, said: "I vould not haf trou
bled you. but I had a match In minn
pngk'ld and I did not know vat to do
Thirteen In Polltka.
The thirteenth IVmix-raUe national
convj-ntlon nominated General Han
cock, the idol of the army, who made
a gallant run, polling 4. 442. 0.15 Votes
sgalnst Garfield a 4.449.053. That was
the closest popular vote ever cast for
two candidates, tho difference being
only 7.018 votes. It is said that the
revised count made the figure 4.4J4,
410 for Garfield and 4.444.852 for Han
cock, a difference of 8.4C4. Nineteen
state voted for Garfield aud nineteen
for Hancock. In 1848 the states were
evenly divided between Zachary Tay
lor and Iwl Cast, each receiving the
vote of fifteen. Twice In the history
of the country hat thit equal division
Heavy Catch of Fish.
Seven German ttesmers recently re
turned from Iceland to the Germaa
harbor of Geeateuiuud with SOO.OOO
pound of fish.
That thought must have some de3
cite vehicle, even heu unexpressed,
most pKychologtkts agree. That this
vehicle is the mental Image of peecb
haa been asserted by some, while eth
er bullet that It may be also the
linage of written language or some
special combination of Image that U
liultht of theae.
Porfoct In quality.
Moderate In price).
Police to Rescue of Dog.
Some malicious person threw
dog, worth about 825. Into a disused
coalpit, 120 feet deep, at Sparrow'
Forge, Wednesbury, England. It waa
rescued by the police, who lowered a
backet to the animal.
Floating Theater the Latest.
A Moating theater, with restaurant,
refreshment bars and seats for J.('0O
persons, is being built lo Amsterdam.
It will be towed up the Rhine and Ital
ian opera performed In It at riverside
towns. Catarrh Canuot lie Cured
f local arri.tcATtnss m ttv ..- r.w-a
t, .4 tna & 1 4 warrb I htni ..r t.wtl-
tu;loaai n4 1 n "(.Vr terar tl voa v aai ika
tutfnl riu4. H.iluinhCHn t. laara Ut
hnA a' ta irrt j na ia M.jd ana marina
larfaca. Hail Carli t am Si B"t a ua k a4
una ll -. prwrtih.4 hw 4it tS ht ttv.n Iu4
la IS'f r-Matrv ttH fart anS ( a rrtfQtar f-wrpiH
l la f -mt4 ..f l ha twt i,iu- ka r- wn4
a't tha a. hlrtnj putiflM a-ltf STrliy u
f" aarfv-aa. T r.rMaaUi ua
:-UrM'MUH flt r-S m S ..rwrf ul ra
r&.ia la satins caf-h t -r ir.tfm..!ia tr.
. 1 J M"XV U . I .., Tuaa,
Miw PruiirHva irVa TV. .
lata da::' aal'r ttua ataaattr-allaa,
Why dont" these rising people get U
I It Not Worth While
If you travel, on business or pleasure,
to get the best ervlce for the lowest
rates? Ask the Erie Railroad Com
pany. 85J Railway Exchange. Chicago,
for full Information. Booklets free de
scribing Summer Tour and the Beau
tiful Chautauqua Lake Region; also
Leprosy Among Fish Eaters.
Statistic are quoted showing that
while In India the average occurrence
of leprosy U three or tour case per
10,000 of population, in the island if
Mlnlcoy, la tbe Indian ocean, whose
Inhabitant are devoted to fishing. It
rise to 150, and at Kallgoan, a Bb
ruring center, it amount to t00.
The men who are training the
horses must be strict, and. at the
same time, kind to there, and under
no circumstance must they be played
with. It I alto Dot advisable to en
courage the horse with sugar, car
rots, etc.," Is ao order issued to the
Loudon Metropolitan Fire Brigade.
"What' that you have In your
hand, Henry?" asked Mr. Pry, a fce
brought borne a roll of manuscript.
"Brain, my dear." replied Mr. Pry,
pomixmsly. "Are you surprised at the
fart?" "Not In the ieaa(," she re
toned; "I knew you Uldn I carry thetn
in your bead "
Wake Yourself Felt
It your education b-e s-i broad and
thor-rni.-h that, whether you paint pic
tures, writ books, sell merchandise,
make contrtcts. or cultlvtte land, you
will make yourself felt In your com
munity a an all-round man of broad
Ideaa and general culture. Success.
Settled the Caee With Her.
Many great dlscvverlea have b-eea
mad by accident and thing bet law
than gold mine have bewn found la
this way, for example when even the
accidental discovery that coffee I the
real cause of one's slchoaas prove of
most tremendous value boo use It lo
cate tb cause and the peraoD ha
theo a chance to g4 well.
"For over IS year," say a Missouri
woman, "I suffered untold sgonlts la
my stomach and even the beat phy
sicians dtsagrord a to the cause with
out giving sue any pwrmauaul help,
different one saylrg II was gastritis.
Indigestion, tietiraigla, etc., ao I
draaged along from year to year, al
ways half alck, until Dually I gave Up
all hopes of ever being wall again.
"When taking dinner with a friend
one day the said she had a new drink
which turned out to be Postum aud
I liked It so well I told ber I thought
1 would stop coffee for as Idle and use
It. which I did.
"Ho for three months we had Pos
tum In place of coffee without ever
having one of wy old spa-lls but wa
!)( healthy and vigorous,
"Husrand kept aaytng he waa con
vinced It was coffee that caused those
ptlla. but even then I wouldn't be
lieve It until oue day we got out of
Postum and as we llvvd two mile
from town I thought to use the coffee)
we had In the bouse.
"The result of a week' use of cof
fee again waa that I bad another ter
rible ipeil of agony and distress, prov
tr.g that It wa the coffee and nothing
else. That settled it and I said guo4
bye to Coffee forever aud since the
Postum alone ha been our hot nieaW
"My friend all say I am looking
world better and my rouiplcxkin is
much Improved. All the other mem
ber of our family have been benefit,
ed. too, by Postum In place uf the old
drlck, coffee." Name given by Postum
Co., Battle Creek. Mich.
Ten days trial of Postutn In place of
coffee or lea It the wlso thing for
every cuff.-e drinker. Such a trial
tell the exait truth often where Cof
fee Is not tuspecte i.
Ixsik In cai u pkg. for the famous
Utile book, "lb ii.md U WetUUIe,"