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IICCKKBY & nVCKV.nX. Publishers.
men iiili Misorm.
lie who I a glutton for praise will
b a gudgeon for secret laughter.
A rlrh end truthful saying In an im
perishable clinker In the ash heap of
You never hear of a woman over SO
Insisting on Haying merely that ah Is
of lepal ne.
Oh, the pity of It! The smart
young man often lacks Judgment and
conn-a to grief.
Tyranny, barbarity, anarchy and
death are the milestone! in the high
way of despotism.
Great Iirilain formerly lived with
out railroads, but It would hate to
have to do so a sain.
A Russian aristocrat at whom no
bombs are thrown must feel that he
is completely out of the swim.
The latest thing captured by Ral
sull Is the town of Mogador. Some day
thia man will capture something
The arch, say the builder. Is the
strongest thing known. This may be
the reason these are o man)' bow
legged football players.
They're going to put a clock In the
Eiffel tower. - It will serve as ft sym
bol of Paris, which has always ben
known as the city for a high old
A French scientist declares that au
tomobiles are the enemies of astron
omy, and yet people who have been
struck by them say they saw all sorts
Queer people naturally drift Into
the theatrical business, but the
strangest freak of all W the manager
who insists that his chorus girls must
all be able to sing.
Remembering the fate of Pompeii
and viewing that of Karalagh, now ao
nihilatetd by a volcano silent since
prehistoric times, the farmer's wise
maxim, "Never trust the bull." might
with profit be paraphrased Into never
trust the extinct volcano. Once a vol
cano, always a volcano.
After "psycopathic" experts at Relle
rue find that a prominent person Is
"not Insane, but hysterical," It may
surprise some to learn that the promi
nent person is not a woman. Instead
of being confined to one sex, hysterics
attacks both with equal ease when
they have prepared themselves for It,
and It !s usually worst when- its worst
symptoms are most masculine.
Mechanical traction has been sub
stituted for horses on the Ladoga
canal in Russia. When the traction
engineers apjK-ared 2,000 peasants
seized them and stopped all traffic so
effectually that troops had to be called
out to restore order. There were riots
of this sort in England 100 years ago
when power sawmills were Introduced
there, but in the more advanced coun
tries the laborer and the mechanic
now adjust themselves quickly to new
Inventions, says the Youth's Compan
ion. Russia is about 100 years behind
Everything is not going to smash,
and there still are such things as
wealth and great-hearted philanthropy.
The will of a Philadelpblaa who died
suddenly last week sett aside $5,000.
000 for the establishment and main
tenance of an institution for orphan
girls modeled after the famous Girard
college, tha advantages of which are
confined strictly to boys and young
men. Girard college has done incal
culable good in fitting youths to make
their way In the world, and as much
can be accomplished for girls through
employing similar means.
Mr. Edison's monolithic house, to
cost but $1,000, to contain 11 rooms
and to require but -IS days for the
building, is an Invention that will revo
lutionist) architectural methods so far
as tint building of small homes la con
cerned, If the promises are fulfilled.
Hut does Mr. Kiilson know that many
concrete houws are being constructed
now, though not lu the cast-Iron mold
which is the distinctive feature of his
scheme, and at no such moderate
price? There is reason to fear that
Mr. Kdisou can not insure the $1,000
The mysterious earthquake recorded
tome weeks ago, which could not be
located, has found a startling solution.
That a mountain should fall, burying
hundreds and wiping out an entire
population, bears gruesome testimony
to the truth of the Instruments which
recorded a disaster as great If not
greater than the one which over
whelmed San Francisco. Other dis
asters are dwarfed Into Inslgulficance
beside this appalling record of tha
work of nature, which all the prudence
and resources of man can neither fore
see nor prevent.
The fearless steeple Juck w ho climbs
to a dizzy height to paint the ball tn
the top of the flag pole seema to be
in no real danger until he has d
scended to a Hi!nt within a few feet
of the ground, when he la quite likely
to tul and hurt himself.
The irony of fate breaks out again
in the fact that Dennis Morgan, cham
pion fchot putter of the I'nlted States,
has suffered the fracture of Lis skull
by a blow from a shovel In the bauds
of au Kalian fruit render who was no
atLU-ti at alt.
SWEDEN'S KING IS DEAD.
The Venerable Monarch Pasted
Peacefully Away After a Lena Mi
ne! Succeeded by Hit Son.
Stockholm. Oscar II. klnn of
Sweden, died at 8:10 o'clock Sunday
morning. The death ol the vencrai'ile
monarch occurred In the royal apart
ment of the palnoe, where, surround
ed by the members of his l.imtly, In
cluding the aged queen. Sophia, Mil'
the Crown Prince, Oscar Gustave, and
high ministers of state, the inevitable
end hnd been awaited, while outside
the pnlnce gr"nt crowds rto-'d with
bowed heads and tearful eyes long af
ter the announcement came of the
death of their well-loved sovereign.
The whole country Is bowed with
grief, for King Oscar was something
more than a ruler of hia people and
had endeared himself to them as an
Intimate and personal friend. When
the flag on the palace was dipped to
half mast there was a moan of an
guish from the assembled multitude
and many of them cried "Our Pear
Old King is dead."
The succession to the throne of
Sweden now passes to Oscar Gustavo
Adolphe. duke of Verland, the oldeRt
son of the late king. At a meeting of
the council of state Sunday afternoon
the new king took the oath of alle
giance under the title of Gnstave V,
and adopted the motto "With the peo
ple for the fatherland." The princes
then took the oath of aleglance and
the new monarch accepted the hom
age of the state officials.
The last hours of the expiring mon
arch were passed In unconsciousness
and up to the end he gave no Blgn of
recognizing those about hlro.
Warrants for Financiers.
San FTanclBco, Cal. Warrants have
been issued for the arrest of J. Pal
fell Rrown. manager of the California
Safj Deposit & Trust company, and
W. J. Hartnett, a director and legal
adviser of the company. The Cali
fornia Safe Deposit & Trust company
closed its doors early in November
and Saturday, as the result of a re
port made by the state bank com
mission. Governor Gillett ordered At
torney General Webb to Institute a
suit for the appointment of a receiver.
The report of the bank commission
showed that the banks indebtedness
was nearly $9,000,000 and that the
bank had only a reserve of 1400.000,
where the law requires 11,800,000. The
negotiable assets of the bank are
placed at $4,000,000.
New Tactict in Chicago.
Chicago. New tactics were em
ployed by the Chicago Law and Order
league In Its warfare on Sunday sa
loons Sunday. Instead of devoting
their energies to collecting evidence
merely, agents of the organization
Bought for violations of the law and
then notified the policemen on the
beat that the state law was being
violated and that it was his duty to
i arrest the alleged offender. Refusal
j to act by the patrolman was followed
j by warnings that the league would in-
stitute proceedings against him for
negieci or duty.
A Generous Australian.
Melbourne, Australia The Age an
nounces that Thomas Stanford, the
brother of the late Leiand Stanford,
the founder of Leiand Stanford uni
versity at Talo Alto, Cal., intends to
bequeath $250,000 to found eight an
nual scholarships at Leiand Stanford
university for young Australians, who
must pledge themselves to return to
Australia and employ the knowledge
thus gained In developing their native
country. Thomas Stanford has lived
In Australia for 47 years and wishes
to link the two countries by o edu
Confidence Is Returnlna.
New York The events of the past
week in the financial world have been
such as usually mark the graduul re
turn of confidence and the restoration
of normal conditions in the banks.
Found Rifles at Goldfleld.
Coldfield. Nev. Cuptalu Sage, of
the Consolidated Mines company, de
tective patrol, reported Saturday
night that he had adzed 100 rifles
that hail been cached presumably by
the union miners within a short dis
tance of Goldfleld. This Is presumed
to be a part of the cache of arms and
ammunition which the miners are
represented to have collected during
the last few days.
An Illinois Town Burns.
Jacksonville. Ill New litrlln.
tiwn situated miha east of Jack
sonville, was visited by a fire early
Sunday morning. The loss Is tTS.ouo.
The First National bank and the War
ren & iloyuton bank were among the
Closed in Rochester Also.
Rochester, N. Y. AU theaters and
picture shows were closed Sunday la
accordance with the mayor's orders.
It was thought that a t.-st caae woull
be made, but the managers preferred
to comply with the tiuuduy closing
Will Improve Chicago's Hall.
Chicago. Delegates to the national
republican convention will f.nd the
Collseum, the big hall where the 1904
gathering of the party was held. Iiu
proved and enlarged. Just as soon as
word was received lu Chicago Satur
day that the national committee had
selected this city for the convention
engineers and architects were told to
go ahead with plana fur alterations
which had been under consideration
and as a result the big structure will
be remodeled so as to teat 13,000
BACK TO SCHOOtl
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ENTOMBED IN THE HILLS
Explosion Imprlsont 380 Mrn
Wtst Virginia If .ne.
But Little Hope of Rescue it En-
tertainetl Five Escaped Alive
America's Greatest Disaster.
Monongah, W. Ya. Six charred
bodies lying in the improvised morgue,
five badly injured men and 3S0 men
imprisoned by tons of coal, rock and
mine debris in the depths of the hills
surrounding this mining town, with
the chances all against a single one
of them being alive was the most ac
curate summary obtainable Friday
night of the results of a mine explo
sion which in all probability was at
tended by greater loss of life than
any former disaster in the h'story of
the bituminous coal mining industry
The explosion occurred shortly af
ter 10 o'clock Friday after the full
force of &00 men had gone to work
in the two mines affected. These
mines are numbers 6 and 8 of the
Consolidated Coal company, located
on opposite, sides of the West Fork
of the river, at this place, but
merged In their underground workings
by a heading and ou the surface by a
great steel tipple and bridge.
The finding of the six bodies and
the five dying men Is the only re
ward for strenuous and uninterrupted
work on the part of large rescuing
forces that immediately set to work
at every jmsslble point.
At 11 o'clock Friday the list of
employes of mines Nos. ( and 8, at
Monongah, had been checked off.
showing that 3S0 were In the two
mines when the explosion occurred.
Of these, six have been brought to
the surface dead and five escaped
through air shafts. The latter five
are in the miners' hospital here, with
serious injuries and In a precarious
Neither entry has been opened to
the real workings and the indications
are that a majority, if not all, caught
in the mine are dead.
Harvester Trust Found Guilty,
Topeka, Kan. After being out an
hour the Jury in the case of the state
against the International Harvester
company Thursday afternoon returned
a verdict against the company ou 42
counts. This decision practically
charges the company with being a
trust and entering Into an unlawful
combination to control the price of
harvesting machinery and to force
dealers to handle Its products ex
clusively. The maximum penalty
which may be lmtosed W $ I. ('( on
each count, makluf; a total of $42,OoO
Ths "Lid" Goes 0 New York.
New York. At a special meeting of
the Theatrical Managers' association
Thursday It was decided that all
theaters would remain closed on Sun
day aud that no test case of Justice
O'Uomian's construction of the Sab
bath entertainment law was to be
made. Kariler in the day Police Com
missioner IllnKham announced that
not in regard to play houses alone,
but In every other respect next Bun
day would be the tightest In New
Troops Sent to Goldffeld.
Washington. President Roosevelt
Thursday nlKht Instructed General
Funslon to dispatch a sufficient fore
of regulars to Goldfleld, Nev, to con
trol tha situation there.
A Speedy British Craft.
Portsmouth. Kug The Hiitlsh tun
bine torpedo boat destroyer Tartar
baa beaten all records for her class
by steaming 35 952 knots au hour
against the tide, on the adiulratity
course, between Southampton and
tart en Long Cruise.
Roston, Mass The battleships Mis
souri, which pulled out Into the stream
Tuesday, aud Illinois, of the battleship
fleet, will b.ava here for Norfolk W4
A KANSAS CITY FAILURE.
National Bank of Commerce Closed
Its Doors Could Not Realize
Upon Assets 8oon Enough.
Kansas City, Mo. Overwhelmed by
a . wave of distrust that has been
steadily wearing away lu resources
for nearly two months, the National
Ilank of Commerce, the largest bank
between St. Louis and San Francisco, J
suspended business Thursday morning
and is In charge of the office of the
comptroller of currency.
At 8:30 o'clock Thursday morning ;
James T. Bradley, national bank ex
aminer, brought to the bank thia no
tice which a clerk posted on a win
dow: "This bank has been closed by reso
lution of its board of directors, and is
now In charge of James T. Rradley.
national hank examiner, by order ot
the comptroller of currency."
In about six weeks the bank has
paid Off $19,000,000 of Its deposits, re
duced Its loans $3,500.no, cut down
its cash resources $11,750,000. and
sold $2.000,0o0 of high grade bonds,
all In the effort to meet the demands
upon It. Hut there has been a con
tinued drain, culminating Wednesday
with a clearing house debit ba'a'iee ot
nearly $400,0ott, which the bank was
forced to meet. Fearing that Thum
day's exactions would be beyond It? ,
power to pay the directors decided tc
give up the fight and let the bank br
Of approximately $16,000,000 In de
posits tied up In the suspension, about
$5,000,001 belong to Kansas City peo
pie. The remaining $11.00,00 belong
to out-of-town banks.
Dinner for Bear Hunters.
Washington. President Roosevelt
entertained at dinner Friday night s
number of bear hunters from th ;
Louisiana canebrakes. The dlnnei
guests Included Cllve and Harley Met j
calf, ot Greenville, Miss., famous beat -
hunteri; John and "Tom" Osborn
John M. Parker, Major Amaekar, Mr
Vasey, Surgeon General Rlxey, Post
master General Meyer, Assistant Sec
retary Itacon, Secretary Ixxb. G iff on!
PInchot, Representative Ransdell o'
Ixuislana, J. M. Pickinson. Colone
Cecil Lyon and Captain Fitzhugh Lee
Rear meat was served.
They Are Going Back.
New York. Four liners salllni
Thursday took In the aggregate 8,00(
aliens, mostly Italians, the President
Grant of the Hamburg-American line
alone having 3.C00. La Provence, th
Grosser Kurfurst aud the (Vdrlc took
the remainder among them belni
Russians. Poles, Scandinavians anc
Hungarians, it is believed by steam
ship authorities that the height of the
east-bound rush w ill be reached I till
week, and that the numbr of allem
to depart will have reached Mio.ooo.
Secretary Taft In Berlin.
Ilerllu. Secretary of War Taft ant:
the members of -lis party arrived Frl
day evening from Russia, and lat
Friday night after attending a recep
tlon Iq his honor, the secn-tary anc
his son departed for Hamburg anc1
t'uxhaven, where Saturday they wll
embark on the steamer President
Grant for New York.
Taft Visits Nicholas.
St. Petersburg. Secretary Taft wai
received In audience Wednesday bj
Kmperor Nicholas at Tsarskoe-Selc
and received from his majesty tin
fraukest t-xprtsslou of Russia's sentl
ment of sympathy and fregard for tin
I'nlted States. The emperor request
ed lr. Taft to convey his greeting!
to President Hooavvtdt.
Must Have "tatutory Reason.
Frankfort, Ky. The court of appeali
Tuesday decided that the state liisiir
auce commissioner rauuot without
statutory reasons revoke the license ol
an Insurance company to do bustnesi
In the state.
Mora Miners' Bodies Recovered.
Pittsburg. Three more bodies were
fouud lute Wednesday lu the Naomi
mine o' the I'nited Coal company uear
Fayette City. The total dead Is now
$7, all but two of whkb have beet
MR. A0KI SUMMONED HOME.
Mis Resignation Hss Been Rumnred
t Tokio and Hit Return
It In Doubt.
Washington. Ambassador Aokl twia
been summoned to Japan by his gov
ernment to explain personally and lu
detail the precise, situation In this
country In regard to the Japanese im
Tokio. The probable resignation of
Viscount Aokl, Japanese ambassador
to the I'nlted States, has been ru
mored for some weeks, but the rumor
has been persistently dented. It is ad
mitted now, how ever, that Ambassador
Aokl may return to Japan at an early
day. The foreign otllce declines to
say if this means the resignation of
the ambassador. In the event that
Ambassador Aoki decides not to return
to Washington there is a strong pro
bability that he will be succeeded by
I'aron Kaneko, a former special envoy
to the Vnlted States, or Ilaron Chlnda,
vice minister at the foreign office.
I'.aron Chlnda is well known In Ameri
ca, where he was educated, lie Is ex
tremely active, nnd very sincere In
endeavoring to overcome the immigra
tion difficulty. He Is also extremely
friendly with Americans, and thor
oughly conversant with the world.
Oklahoma Bank Raided.
Carney, Ok. Five men, at an ar1y
hour Thursday morning, succeeded,
after OriBg five nitro-glycerine shots,
in breaking Into the coin safe of the
Carney bank and securing $4,000. The
burglary was the moft desperate on
record in the new state. The
men are known to have calmly
walked into the town, robbed the bank
and without rush or hurry, firing cooly
at those who showed themselves, and
then walked out.
Call for Dry Farming Congress.
Salt Lake City, t'tah. The official
call for the second acnual session of
the Trans-Missouri Farming congress
which is to convene In Ibis city Janu
ary 23, was issued Wednesday by
President Fisher Harris. Nearly 1.000
delegates, represent Ir; the states of
the trans-.Missourl country, are expect
ed to attend. Reclamation of arid
lands is the avowed purpose of the
Launched a Boom for Knox.
Washington. The hctom of Senator
Philander C. Knox, of Pennsylvania,
for the presidency, was formally
launched at a notable banquet In this
city Wednesday night when the Penn
sylvania Republican congressional
delegation placed Itself squarely on
record In favor of the Pennsylvania
senator as President Roosevelt's sue-
Only Half the Bonds Sold.
Washington. The secretary of the
treasury ha accepted bids for
the Panama canal bonds to the
amount of $l'.V',im.ih'ii. The average
price of all the bids accepted Is $103.
I'nder the terms of the law and tha
secretary's arreptancb of these bids,
the allotments of bonds to Individuals
and Institutions will be confined to the
small subscriptions from $10,oou down
Troops Sent to Goldfield.
San Francisco. Cal. Five com
panies of the 22nd infantry, stationed
at Fort McDowell. In this city, and
four companies of the same regiment
at Monterey, were dispatched to Gold
field, Nev.. Friday by Rrlg. Gen. Fred
Fuuston. commanding the Department
of California. In compliance with on
ders received from the war depart
ment late Thursday night.
Makes Jspsnesc Rejoice.
Tokio. Ytscount Kaneko has cabled
President Roosevelt as follows: "The
whole empire Is rejoicing at your
strong recommendation that America
should participate In our exposition
and I thank you on behalf of and
with the authority ef the people of
Japan." This dispatch la significant
as viscount Kaneko U a mmnber of
the privy council.
Threw Away 4.S00 Quarts of Beer.
Sallna, Kan The sheriff of Saline
COUIIty pouted the beer from 4o0
quart bottle at the county Jail Wed
nesday. The empty bottles were put
back Into the cases and ret'irued to
Kansas City, whence they were sent.
Pettibone Jury Secured.
Ilolse, Ida The Jury which will try
the case of George A. I'cttlboim for
complicity In the murder of former
Governor Frank titeunetiherg. was
completed and sworn In Friday af
ternoon. Price of Oil Reduced.
Independence, Kan. The Gulf Pipe
Lino company to Port Arthur has cut
the price of Glcen ol oil from 41
cents to 35 cents a barrel.
Topeka Banks Are Sound.
Topeka, Kan. The statements of
the nlue Topeka bauks, published
Thursday, show thei.i In a healthy con
dition ana moie than the required
legal amount of currency on hand.
Fire at Fort Leavenworth.
Leavenworth, Kan. A fire which la
supiHjurd to have originated from de
fective eb-ctrlo wiring Tuesday night
destroyed the west wing of the bar
racks occupied by Company K. 13th
Infantry, entailing loos to the govern
ment of about $15,0(10, beside much
loss of personal property belonging to
members of the company. The bar
racks Is one of 12 occupied by the
13th Infantry and they aro said to be
the finest In the world. They were
built a few years ago at a cost of
IN MY FAMILY
M Have. Used rVru-na at Various
Times for Several Years."
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Catarrh of Head, Kase, throat.
Mr. Charles Levy, frO Allen St., New
York, N. Y., writes;
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RATHER A POINTED REBUKE.
Mlnlster'a Amendment to Usual Grace
A Pennsylvania divine formed one
of a housepnrty In Philadelphia
where the younger son, In accordance
with what the cleruy man observed to
bo his constant habit, ns nxn as ho
had seated himself at I . teakfast Im
mediately possessed IdniM-'f of a lanto
slice of bread, the quality of wh'i h ho
proceeded to tent by a UU-n.1 luouth.
The mlnlMi r. a rtlckler In such ir.nt
ters uf propriety, fa.'i'l t'uti !ly at
him for a moment or so: then he fold
ed bis hands at.d closed his ryes It.
preparation for grnre.
"For wl at we are about to receive."
be Intoned with p.itnful i niphas s.
'and for what our young friend has
already received. Lord, make us truly
thankful 'Harper's Wwkly.
ECZEMA COVERED BABY.
Worst Case Doctors Ever Saw Suf
fered Untold Misery Perfect
Cure by Cuticura Remedies.
"My son, who Is now twenty two
yeears of age, when four months old
began to have ecgema on his face,
spreading quite rapidly until he was
nearly covered. The eciema was some
thing terrible, aud the doctors said 11
wss the worst caso they ever saw. At
times his whole body aud face sere
covered, all but bis feet. I used many
kinds of patent medicines, to no avail.
A friend teased me to try Cu'.lcura.
At last 1 derided to try Cu'.lcura when
Hy boy was three years and four
months old, having had ecxeuis all that
time and nufTcitug untold misery. 1
beK.aii to uie all three of the Cuticura
Remedies. He was ttctler In two
months; in six months he was well.
Mrs. R. I Uhdey. Plermout, N. II.,
Oct. 2t. Iu5."
"So your father ha failed. h? I
suppose be will liuvc some liionr-y
"No, everything Is gone; I have
have nothing left but my beauty."
"Gee! I didn't think It was that
bad!" Houston PusL
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after effects ami without having to increase
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It acts 4i'a-aully anj naturally and
truly as a laxative, and its component
parts are known to ami approved j
physicians, as it ia free from all objection
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(Tec-ta always purchase the genuine
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