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Urn. 1'. Hi TKKiiY,
Nannie It. HrcKKriy,
I'.JHors hiiil rultlUhcrM.
fulmcrlpt Uin price 1 1. 00 prr year.
rntn(l Ht the Ktch pwt
liocil Option carried in BatC3
county last Tuesday by an over
whelming majority. Duller pave
! . .;! option a majority of IC'3.
Vfhat Rich will da to day la
; the only question now to settle
'for the next four years. The
majority in the county isVabout
2,000, showing that the people
are opposed to the open saloon.
The Disgrace of Russia.
General Stoesel, the hero of
Tort Arthur, is on trial for his
life in Russia. ' "With 22,000 men
within the fortifications of that
ill-fated fortress, 15,000 of these
in the hospital, and no hope of J
relief from any source, his sol
dierly judgement told him, as an .
act of common humanity, he
should save the lives of those
gallant men by an honorable sur
render to the inevitable, however
humiliating it might be to his
own and bis nations military
pride. Instead of being tried
for his life he should be honored
&8 a military hero.
Nothing in the history of Rus
sia will so fix her character as a
. nation of blood, as will the con
demnation and execution of Gen.
Stoesel for saving the lives of
those 82,000 men.
Missouri State Teachers' Asso.
On December 26-29, 1907, the
Missouri State Teachers' Asso
ciation will hold its forty-sixth
annual session at Joplin. The
meeting promises to bo one of
the largest and most cntbusian
tic educational gatherings ever
held in Missouri and every
teacher in the state is especially
urged and invited to be present
every day of the session.
A fine program made up of
live educational topics discussed
by teachers of state and national
reputation has been prepared
both for the general and depart
ment meetings. The rural
teacher, the grade teacher, the
high school teacher and princi
pal, the superintendent, the nor
mal school teacher, the college
teacher, the university teacher,
in fact all teachers of every 'rank
In Missouri will findTsomething
of vital Intercut and Importance
in tho program.
Prin. S. A. Baker, Joplin, Mo.,
will furnish information regard
Ing hotel rates, accommodations
etc Programs may be obtained
by writing 11 M. Carter, Eec'y
State Teachers' Association, Jef
ferscn City, Mo.
It'i & heavy strain on mother.
Her system is called upon to supply
fccuriiKment for two.
Some form of nourishment that will
La easily t&ken up by mother's system
Scoffs Emutsion contains the
greatett poiLIe amount of nourish-
mtr.t in easily dijeiited form.
Mother an J L&by wo wonderfully
I. c! tl by its use.
AU, t'RUCaSTSi S0c AND $1 CO
j m ! f mi m . m j. jm f pt .0. Jft
v V V V v - v 'v VVVVVvVVVV:
A Msller ef High Politic.
On tli wittiest of j.ri
li I-orl Jirgfoiil, ami li bi ftlio
mrtiert Ji reputation o? t-lnr ons of
tlis wort (Ufpix-tl, In spits f ths fart
ttiit for SO ysrs be h bsn In U
Eront Ufa Uusrds. Ths stnrjr ichs ,
...... m ll DM Vin. WIC BtllU ill lftiUU
Srbd la A pair of continuations
which wers not on sprsklnf lorms
with hit boots, ,nl chaffed him mF
el!!j sbout ths "li.tcld Interval" that
ccurrd btwsen them. Put "Tom
my," a Iird Ijongfnrd l known .to
bin ftmM, In niwt ?licon'ertt.
blandly explained that It was really
a matter of high politics. "Jon see,
mjr dear fellow, the breeches are made
tr a tailor who ts a rampant Oram
man, while the boots are the achieve
ment of a Fenian cobbler, so how eaa
you expect 'em to meet?
Rate, Plegue Carriers of India.
Bfo plague makes Its appearance
ta a house the rat mortality generally
sires warning and a case occurs
among the people la a house near
which rats hare been found. The peo
ple hate bow come to know that there
la some connection between the rat
mortality and the occurrence of
plagrue cases In a certain locality. The
rata go about from one place to an
other and they carry Infection from
place to place aatf render the task of
controlling pUtue, when it Is once
spread, vary difficult It therefore
necessary that the publle should co
operate with the health department to
destroy as many rats as prinlble. The
rains hare now stopped, and, as It Is
the breeding seasoa for rats, the pres
ent Is the fittest occasion for a cam
paign against rats. Bombay Gasetta.
The old-time rerlrattst often pos
sessed a gift ef gentle satire which
stood him fn good stead. At a Mains
camp-meeting long ago a young man
made himself so obnoxious during a
prayer that the old preacher rounded
oS one of his sentences rather abrupt
ly. "Now, Lord," he then continued,
without a tyace of Irritation, "we pray
that Thou wilt In the mightiness of
Thy power take that young man In the
fourth seat and make his heart as free
from sin aa hla hea4 is from sense."-
"Oh. George, dear, our wedding
most be postponed.'' "No, darling,
bo. It must not be." "But It must,
George, dear. Father has lost all his
aaoney in the market." "Ton are tight.
sea?. Ton are right. The wedding
must be postponed. I nerer thought
It of you. Mabel. I nerer thought that
ytm would hare such a careless fa
ther." Detroit Free Press.
Setting Himself Riant,
"Here is the man, your heaor, who
was caught stealing the hog." "Caught
la the actr "Tes, sir." "Jedge."
said the prisoner, "dat man is lyla' te
you. It was In de fence corner whar
be kwtchai tee!" Atlanta OaaUt
tiasu .. .. ...
Her Heart Was Broken
because ber complexion was bad and
she could find nothing to clear It tip.
Ladles: a bad complexion Is cauwd
by an Inactive liver. Aa inactive
liver will be pat In perfect condition
by taking Ballard's Herblne. The
uu equaled Urer regulator.
Sold by Opera Drag Co.
Frisco Time Table.
No. 112, I'aaaeuger, .12.01 p. m.
No. 114. M1cd ; 4 30 p. m,
No. 11.1, Mixed tt.30 a. n
No, 111, Paeeengir .3.30 p. in.
No. 113 connect at Unton with
day trains for Texan nud Oklahoma
No. 114 coniiocta at I'leaaanton
with fast trains lor Texas and Ok
laboma polute, aud for Memphis
and the southeast; nlo wltb local
paaetsnger for Kaunas City, arriving
at Kansaa City 10.00 p. in.
'J. It. Cow or as. A jrt.
BELLBIRD enOUGMT TO IC "0N.
tere 6ptelmrt That Ht
turd far the Zoo,
A specimen of the t;aUed thioatftd
bellbird (Chasmothynchue uiidlcolllw)
has Just been received at the Zoolog
ical gardens, london. The inrst re
markable thing In connection with the
bellbird Is tt powerful voice; It ut
tare a clear, metallic note which ern
be heard at a dlntance of thrte mtlvs.
Its nolne Is like thnt produced by a
blacksmith striking his anrll. Some
times It repeats Its notns In ovlck
succession, sometimes at fairly long
interrals. There Is no mlitake about
the voice of this bird; It Is loud and
pierdnS, and would bo heard above
the din produced by every Inmate of
the too raising Its voice at once. Ex
cept for a space of naked skin on the
throat and around the eyes, which,
during the breeding season. Is of a
green color, this bird Is pure white.
The contrast between the sexos in the
begirds, cf rrhkh two species hare
been exhibited in the menagerie, ts
extreme. For while the male Is pure
white, the female is brownish green.
Darwin refers to the bellbird when he
points out that "whit Is a very rare
color la terreetrlal species of mod
erate site and Inoffensive habits."
SQUAWS USK 8EWINQ MACHINES.
Universal Household Article Among
Indians of the Everglades.
"I am preparing for my annual trip
to the Indians cf the Florida Ever
glades, the most Interesting trip I ever
take," said a eewing machine agent.
"But what do you aell In the out
landish Everfriades?" a woman asked.
"Sewing machines, dear madam,"
he replied. '
"To the Indlansr
"Even so. There Is hardly a squaw
In the wild and remote Everglades
who has not her sewing machine. In
deed, sewing machines have become
necessities In the Everglades, like
moccasins or firewater.
"Why? For bead work making. You
know this beautiful beadwork that the
Indians of the Everglades sell? Well.
it is all made on sewing machines. It
la made on my machines. I have done
a good trade in the Everglades for
" "In the Everglades," he ended, "the
hoot of the loon and the splash of the
crocodile in the lagoon are well-nigh
drowned in the continuous whirr ot a
thousand busy machines."
Plenty of Hot Water.
Boarding House Keeper -A glsse of
hot water! What can the man want
with a glass of hot water lie doesn't
; Cook He wants ter drink it.
'To drink it? Well, 1 never."
"Oh, all tho boarders Is sending fur
hot water now, three times a day."
"Goodness me! What for?"
"Fur to drink. They calls It the hot
cure. It beau all new Tangled .
a what come up." ' I
notions what come up.
"What does it cure?"
"Oh, they say it do care everything
"Thank fortune, ife cheap. Gire
'em all the hot water they want,
"So hot water is a grt cure. Is It?
Well, I shan't' let any of ray boarders
get. ill for want ot medicine. Just put
another gallon of hot water In that
oxtail soup, Maria, and 1 think you'd
better take out the ox tail now; it
might get too rich." TH-BIt.
May Revive Glories of Mukden.
Mukden, the chief city of central
Manchuria and the old capital of the
Chinese empire, Is a characteristic
Tartar Chlneae city of about 200,000
Inhabitant. Its glory has largely de
parted. There are mm repoiU, how
ever, that it Is the intention of the
Chinese government to try to restore
something of Its lost Importance. It
Is the headquarters of a viceroy. The
temples, tombs, gateways and other
buildings, all venerable with age, at
once stamp the place as one of the an
cient seats ot Tartar civilisation. The
commercial Importance of Mukden Ilea
almost entirely la the future. There
are hardly any foreigners In the
place; probably not over eight or ten.
U9 Tan on Pianos.
The vigorous prot.'ots made In
France aguhiat the propoaal to levy a
tax U(xn all owners of pianos In that
country have had the desired result,
and for the prest-r.t'no further attempt
wilt be made to carry the suggestion
The plan, a the Indon Telegraph
recalls, was to make every poaaessor
nf a small piano pay the equtvalont
i of two dollars a year, and the owners
! of a grand wore to tItKburse double
that amount. It was estimated thnt
j the revenue from the propound tai
i would enrich the coffers of the state
to the time of $1,000,000. Many collec
tions of other Instruments have been
known to produce a worse tuna
And Ne One Answered.
A little southern girl was snt to a
boarding scb-.Mil In New York. When
tsken fur a walk khe stemed to b
much iutterented la watching the auto
mobiles. After a while she pointed to
the extra tires on the pa;ng ma
chines' aud timidly Inquired:
"Why do they carry life preaerr
err No Tailing.
"WoKKlns is planning a 0 day bal
loon trip around the world."
"Indeed. What route will he taker
"He won t know utitll h gu ifj."
MANV WfAK COSTLY rOOTCSAR,
Enormous 'urns Said te Re Cpsnt by
It woukl surprise moat poople ta
know of the huge sums which some
ef the English arlst.oorary spend on
shoes, especially on eltpprs. Only the
other day eouuteas whone cme Is
fnmlllsr to every one, bad a pMr of
slippers made which were decorated
In a picture psttern, like a pfclr of
worked s!l;prs, with precious stones,
these being lately rubles, emeralds
and diamonds. The result was exceed
Ingly beautiful, but the cost was over
There Is one accomplished workman
In London whose sole occupation Is
that of mounting fancy slippers with
Jewels. The presont countess dowager
ef X1 1 some years ago had made
her husband was then alive, and gave
the order a pair of slippers, in which
she was to appear as Cinderella at a
fancy dress ball given by the duke of
Manchester. The slippers were one
mass of diamonds, the value of the
stones being considerably over 150,000,
while the cost of mounting them was
upward of $7Sft.
A South American gentleman not
long since presented to a foreign sing
er, then In London, a pair of slippers
ornamented with two butterflies of
different patterns la precious stones,
the cost being nearly $20,000. But In
reality It is quite a common thing for
slippers ornamented with gold threads
and Jewels, and valued at from $S to
$5,000, to bo supplied, and many brides
on their honeymoon are furnished
with even ordinary boot, shoes and
slippers to the value of $1,000 or so.
ONE OF MONARCH'S TROUBLES,
Much Tact Neeessary When Titles
The bestowal of knighthoods In the
arts In England ts notoriously a diffl
etilt procees. straining even the tact
of King Edward. Every player who
does more than "walk on" the stage,
believes In hla heart that he should
be so honored, and the very accom
panists at concerts hardly think them
selves quite out of the running. This
time the king bad seemingly taken ref
uge in age and approaching or actual
retirement. John Hare has passed 60.
He is now making a farewell tour,
preparatory to retirement, and his po
sition as one of the lightest, dry est
and most adroit comedians of the English-speaking
stage wouid be a tradi
tion were he ant still living evidence,
so to say, of his own skill. The ether
new knight of the arts, Mr. Esntley,
the barytone singer, has been so long
In retirement that he seems to belong
rather to the generation ef the six
ties and the seventies than to our
own. though he visited America aa
recently as 1150.' He waa eminent
in oratorio: he could sing the senti
mental ballads in which the average
English audlenoe delights and still
a man; he had his day fn op-
rr. .q m , i.w uu a ux iu op-
rtL Tnere cvuli hardly be a safer
Price ef Peace.
A story Is told of Verdi, the famous
eompeeer. which shows that ae waa
willing to pay a good price for what
he considered comfort. . .
A friend who went to call upon him
In a small watering place, found the
composer in a Utile room which ,
Informed Ms visitor served hire for
dining-room, sitting-room and bed
room. "I have two other rooms, which are
large," he said to his friend "but I
keep articles hired by me la them. I
hare there St barrel orrans."
He paused to note his friend's sur-
prlae. and then continued:
"When ! came here my ean were
tortured by hearing them play 'Tror
atore,' 'RUoletto,' and simitar stuff. I
hired them from their owners. I pay
about 1.600 lire for them, and enjoy
my summer's real undisturbed by the
sound of my own compositions."
Advertising Scheme Stopped.
A novel advertising scheme has been
tried In bondon, Kngland. A well
dressed young man wss standing on
the curb at the corner of Aldwyeh
when suddenly lettrs, apparently of
fire, made their appearance across the
bark ci his overcoat, and aa quickly
vanished. I'assvriby rubbed their eyes
and stared In astonishment aa the il
lumination again came and went at ir
regular Intervals. It was a new de
velopment of modern advertising, the
light being switched on from an eleo
trie battery carried In the poeket. The
inevitable crowd gathered, with the
inevitable result a policeman shoul
dered bis way to the front, and the
agent of aa enterprising advertiser
had to move on.
A Different Proposition.
"Oraclous!" criJ I.t.on, throwing
down his newspaper. "Here's a rich
old Quaker lady offering to leave
13.000.000 to a college If It will give up
athletics. I'd lie in bed all day for
the rest of my natural life for half
"No, yoti wouldn't." said Hawkins.
'The call of the Great White Way
would be too streng for you, especially
If you had a roll as big as that."
"Excuse me," retorted Lkibson, "but
I didn't say that I'd sia in bed all
nlsbt, too." Harper's Weekly.
Mrs. Ipallug was exhibiting to the
caller the latent addition to Ler stock
of ho'jhil 1 remti.
"1 have a I')o! deal of faith In this
medtciue." she a7rred. "1 gut it from
tL hpotekry Vii.it' I, an J fct
Hi tmr i:;n u f;::."
Ilomcsoekcr's Excursions 1st and
3rd Tuesdays in each month.
Summer Tourist rates to all sum
Two daily trams, except Sunday)
to Texas and Oklahoma and to tho
south-east. Noon train for points
northwest and west. Best train for Ft.
Scott, Pittsburg, Joplin, etc; go to K. O.
on the 4:30 p. m. train arriving 10 p. m.
Best line to all points. Information
cheerfully given. Inquire a depot. J
GEO. B. CONOVER, Agt.
ta tiavine oousrot oui mo oanacrsor
Ul will continue tho business at
iiu' to the public in order to meet
Kij Heating Stoves.the best tho
v$ to $16.00. I have a nice l.ir,re
'j aav'hw m a a,' fcmivva-'aaww n uiivuvi v
Av monev. Also a few eoolr stoves and ran cos which we will vii"
iV-A T n1o lava estmn f it rr, f m . rn
W'j . (.1(11. 0'(U. 1UI IIIVII1 .'II
&1 rock pric
Mi $2.50 up,
7t rock prices. Wood bedsteads
Call and seo what there is in
ua me value.
yt. T i ju xt. 4; i v
uf) line, with other oils, such as Miners, Machine and Unseed
h'H oils at ripht prices. Once uiven a trial you will continue d
Vt to use the National Light Oil
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