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A. D. MATTKSON, F.tltor.
PnMIhM ,jr TKIUL'NR J'TU. CO
A. D. MATTES' IN. H. LUTlll.H FKT,
RICH HILL. MISSOURI.
Corn may be king, but be come l
the shape of pork.
. That proposed copper merger inidi
well lined with gold.
It la a cold day when a packer eaa'i
draw a first page head.
Warships don't ay In faahlon an)
longer than women's hats.
All are tnrnlnii to higher things
the higher cost of living In particular
A spring without spring poets would
be a delightful but Impossible seasen
Hare you ascertained tbe truth 01
the statement that kissing la danger
The price of beef appears to hare
fallen Into Ita same old bad bablt ol
All those explanations about tb
cause for high prices do not aeem tt
lower them any.
It takes more than a fire to break up
a bridge whist party when the ladlea
get fairly started.
Detroit man has eloped with )!
wife's mother. He will find this la no
One truRt After another Is making
the dlaroTery that the laws of the
United States must be obeyed.
Let the aTlators who talk of the
heights to which they have soared
look at the price of hoga and be silent
We begin to suspect that the ground
bog stayed out to see the comet and
not because be thought spring bad
The rush of Americana to Euro
pean resorts may be due partly to
the number of grand Juries which are
How would you like to be a poor,
down-trodden farmer with nothing but
a few drores of blga to aell at record
Senor Pedro Calarenaa, the richest
man In Mexico, Is also trying to die
poor. Ho glvea away more than a
million dollars a year.
Belgium's new king Is an enthusiast
ic collector of stamps. This Is less
expensive than the fads of bis pre
decessor on the throne.
t'ncle Sam has a new gun with a
bore 10 Inches In diameter. As It Jars
the earth alx miles away It cannot be
called a concealed weapon.
Thirty-two pancakes at one sitting!
That Des Moines story sounds like
that of the man who ate flannel cakes
and woke up to And half the blanket
This year all aprlng poets will be
forgiven; for the winter has been
such as to almost Justify an exuberant
outbreak Into song or the semblance
thereof once It la over.
There Is nothing the matter with
New York's subway except that It Is
overcrowded. Its tubes will also be
come congested. It la a town that ai.
ways outgrows pubtlc conveniences.
The decision of the appellate divis
ion that a divorced man need not pay
alimony to a former wife when she
marries again ahould atrlke the sec
ond husband favorably In his self-re-spect.
; , '
The plan of the California superin
tendent of education to require less
work for school children at their
homes does not. of course, apply to
doing the chores and keeping the bark
A New Jersey man threatened his
wife with divorce because she Joined
the boycott and would CiX give him
neat. The beef magnates should
make some substantial recognition of
so di liTinliu'd a stand In ll:c!r Inter
ests. People who have received with ab
aolute Indifference reports that ten.
twenty or fifty-dollar counterfeit bills
were In circulation are nw seriously
dint tubed A counterfeit f 1 silver cer
tificate of Rood workman nulp has bern
One of the many causes contribu
ting to the "panic" of u7 was the
slump In copper due to the decline In
demand. Now the market reports
show a large gain In copper sales,
with the consumption for January 43,.
OUO.OO0 pounds lu excess of production
for that month. The growing use of
copper means lucreased activity In
various branches of Industry and
hence fhows that busiuesa contlnuei
on the up grade.
When colored 'KK are In vou we
can expect tlm turkey to lay black
ones nt Thunksgivlng time, toktsr.s of
iiiouniljiif for departed slsters.-
luniilf-.mtfoit n in do u big record ;ist
year und tliu Imllmtluiis are Unit this
year's Unites will bo oven lunrer. And
Willi such an Inpourlng greater be
comes the neccmiJty for a careful .
niiiluatloii at all ports of entry. Gov
ernment olllclula must be compelled
to do their work thoroughly and tea
that no undesirables from any foreign
Jjuid are allowed to luud.
ARMOUR SAYS IT'S THE FARMER
PACKERS NOT IN COMBINE BUT
Farmers' Trust Control Prices of
Stock and Packers Are Helpless
In Their Hands.
Galveston, Texas. -"if the farmers
would bring the price of cattle and
bogs down to reason able figures there
would o no cry of high cost of II. lug"
remarked J, Ox'len Armour, the Chi
ceo packer, who Is sojourning In
"Complaint Is made of me and other
packers of comb! nations by packers
and others when as a matter of fact
the farmers and stock raisers absolute
ly control the market and aro organ
ized Into unions and Ic.ikucs and are
starving the people. The packers
would cut prices In half If the slock
raisers and farmers wouM sell cattle
and ho? at reasonable proflta. We
are paying now more for these than
ever In the history of the country and
we are willing to admit that the cost
of putting the finished product on the
market Is no more to the packers now
than It was a decade ago. When we
aro compelled to pay double the price
for sheep, cattle and hogs, we neces
sarily are compelled to advance our
"Nobody appears to realize that the
farmers have organized and combined
interests and are putting the prices of
meat up to their own figures. The
parking houses do not raise beeves
and sheep and hogs, but buy them and
pay the prices the farmers' trust puts
upon them. We go Into the market
and are at the mercy of these people
but the consumers point to the pack
ers and charge us with running prices
higher and squeezing the life out of
the eaters of meat I am not worried
over the indictment and have no feat
of conviction for myself or associates.
We have violated no law and hence
have no fear of belnir pnnlnhed for
operating a trust. Inv.-st'gate the trust
of men who sell citt'e and hoes."
WIDOW OF GOV. MORRIL DEAC
End Comes to Kansas Woman at
Home of Her Daughter In
Kansas City, Missouri. Mrs. Caro
line J. Morrill, widow of Edmond
Needham Morrill, governor of Kansas
In 1S95-6, died at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Cornelius Baker, 3820
.Mrs. Morrill had been making her
home with her daughter since the
death of Mr. Morrill last March. She
was 7C years old and had been an In
valid for the last two years, although
It was not until two weeks ago she
was confined to her bed.
THE FARMERS ARE INDIFFERENT
University of Kansas In its Fight to
.Prevent Damage by Chinch Bugs
Gets Little Help.
Lawrence, Kansas. The greatest
fight ever conducted by the Univer
sity of Kansas to prevent ravages
by chinch bugs la now under way, but
Is losing much of Its force through the
neglect of the farmers to co-operate
For weeks the farmers have been ad
vised to burn the bunch grass, the
winter Quarters of the bugs, but there
Is a scorning dlslutereatednexs which
keeps them from taking the Interest
that the situation warrants.
Democratic Editors at Sedalia.
Sulalla. Missouri. The Democratic
editors of the Beventk congreBslon&l
district of Missouri met here with F.
L. Stuffiebam of llollvar, Missouri, pre
sldltur. to discuss party matters and
outline a policy , to bo followed In the
THE LARGEST COW IN KANSAS
Was Marketed at Salma and Weighed
1,C0 Pounds Brought 102.30.
at Five and One Half Cents.
Slina, Kansas. -What Is believed
to ln the Urgent row In the state was
luaiktU'd at t!e pucklng plant hero.
The cow waa taisod on the f.imi ol
Henry Nelson In this county and
wclislied l.M.o pounds. At five and a
hell cetitii a iomtd Ibo animal broiiKlit
IIOL'.SU. The cow la five feet fight
Inches high and 14 feet long. H!ie
measures u feet six Inches around the
girth and her front leys are 22 Inches
long above the kneea.
A Dty for Crow Killing.
Jifftrson .'liy, Missouri L). H. Aus
tin of Nevadi, Mo., has atked Gov.
Jlsdley to Usuu a l.ro lainatlou setting
aside the first Wednesday in April as
"crow day," upon b!l) day the men
and lut of the slate are to arm them
seHvs and kill all Hie cios tln-y tan.
Thirty Four Children In sO Years.
I led li a in, V.w .a,ihiiutts "I think M
lunch cf liili one as I did the first,"
raid Joseph Hears In alluding to the
latest niHiltr of t!io Hetirs household
left If the KtorU nu Thtirsday. It wak
M $1 child In 40 y. ars of married life.
Cenersl Kitchener to VUH Us.
Hamilton. lSeriiiudti. General Vis
cunt Kitchener will soon vUlt tho
I'ftl'fd States. Ills brother, who Is
governor of Itermtida, boi.es to Induce
him to cross the "ferry" to this sunny
POISON IN DR. HYDE CAPSULES
EMPTY SHELL8 THROWN AWAY
IN INDEPENDENCE ANALIZED.
Chemists Announce That Strychnine
In Traceable Quantities Was
Chicago, Illinois. Strychnine has
been found In the two capsules that
Dr. II. Clark Hyde is said to have
dropped from his vest pocket Decem
ber 18 while he was walking from the
borne of Mrs. Logan O. Swope of Inde
pendence to the office of Dr. G. T.
Twyrnan. This has Just been given
out for tho first time from tho labora
tories of Dr. Ludvlg Hektoen, the Chi
cago chemist. Tho amount of strych
nine found In the capsules was not
stated, only that it has been fouud In
The fliuling of strychnine In the cap
sules completes the remarkable chain
of scientific evidence with which Dr.
Hyde will be confronted April 11 by
the attorney for the Swope heirs at
his trial for the murder of Col. Swope.
The analyses showing strychnine to
be present In the vlsceras of Thomas
II. Swope and Chrlsman Swope and In
the eerta from Margaret Swope'a
stomach already had been reported.
The announcement that strychnine
had been found In the capsules came
as an entire surprise to the attorneys
for Dr. Hydo. Several months ago It
had been announced that the first
tests made of the capsules ha! not
shown strychnine. A more searching
test, the final analysis, however,
Ehowcd traces of the poison.
It was peer-m her 1. the fateful day
In the Swope case, when tiie nurse In
the Swope home struck, refusing to
May longer unless certain mysterious
incident were explained, that Pr.
Hy.Ie Is said to have dropped tho cap
utiles. Thomas Swope will bo the wit
ness to tstif- to this Important evi
dence. ENTERTAINED SUPREME COURT
Kansas Justices Given a Dinner By
the Mercantile Club of Kansas
Kansas City. Kansas. The Mercan
tile club In Kansas City, Kan., gave a
complimentary dinner at the Grund
hotel to the judges of the Kansas su
preme court. Six of the seven Jus
tires and P. A. Valentine, the clerk of
the court, were present. Judge C. A.
Smith could not be present. William
J. Johnston, chief Justice; Judge Silas
W. I'urter and Judge Charles IJ.
Graves were the speakers. Tho other
numbers of the court who attend
ed nre Judge It. A. llurch, Judite Henry
K. Mason and Judge Alfred W. IW-nson.
The guests of honor arrived from To
peka at five o'clock In the afternoon.
PERU AND CHILE DISAGREE
The American Charge at Santiago Has
Taken Charge of Peruvian Lega
tion People are Excited.
Washington, I). C. Advices to the
s'ato department say that the Ameri
can charge at Santiago, Chile, has
taken charge of the Peruvian lega
tion. The. 1'eruvUn mlnlHter to Chile
withdrew owing to the Chilean gov
eminent recently expelling some
priests from the country.
Extend to Idaho.
Watihlugt.m, p. C The senate
bill extended to Idaho the pro
visions of the Mondcll bill, making
r?Q lie Ten open lo homestead Settle
ment, was adopted by the houxe com
mittee on public lauds.
Sails for Home June 10.
Ioniloii, Knpland. Theodore Hoore
vi It will sail from Southampton for
I.oiiih on June 10 ' I'ash.iKe has been
Sctd American Schooners.
IlUu-lli -Id. Mca. Tho American
ichoourr l.urk and Knfucrri have
U-eii seised by KiuUue Ksplno.a,
brother of Itoilolfn i:plm.za, former
Si'-itrsK" J'l mlnl .t' r to the I'nltrd
S'a'es. 1 hey were seized In the name
jt the lOtiHt It ut iunul government.
Oklahoma Negroes to Canada.
Sapulpa, (Jkluuoina. Negro 'am
liles nuiiihf i lug l'i' persons, mostly
from Creek county, have lift In spe
rlul cars for Maldntono, Saskatchewan,
f'anad. to coloulxe.
THE NEW C0MMITTE NAMED
Republicans and Democrats Have
Each Held Caucuses and Made
Washington, I). C Tho new house
conitnlf.ee on rules will consist of the
following members :
Hc-publicans: John Dairell. Penn
sylvania; Walter I. Smith, Iowa; J.
Sloat Kassett, New York; Henry B.
Houtull, Illinois; Sylvester C. Smith,
California; George P. LAwrcncc,
Democrats: Champ Clark, Mis
souri; Oscar Underwood. Alabama;
John J. Klizgcrald, Now York, Lincoln
This committee, when elected by
the house, will supersede the commit
tee composed of Speaker Cannon, DaJ
sell. Smith, of Iowa. Republicans;
Clark and Fitzgerald, Democrats.
ANTIDOTE FOR MENINGITIS
Dr. Flexner of Rockefeller Institute
Announces His Success to Medi
New Y'ork, N. Y. Dr Simon Flex
ner of the Rockefeller Institute who
has been laboring for years to flind an
antidote for sploal manlngitls has at
least succeeded In perfecting a serum
that. In i he early state of the disease
Is as effective as the antitoxin which
has swept the fear from death from
Tills was learned when medical men
all over the city were discussing the
statement made secretly to a private
gathering of physicians by Dr. Flex
ner this week, that after recent experi
ments In New Y'ork hospitals It haa
been conclusively proven that the new
serum was an almost certain cure of
LIVE STOCK RECORDS BROKEN
Hogs Reached $1 0.87' i And Quaran
tine Cattle Sold for $3.40 on
Kansas City Market.
Kansas City, Missouri A new top
price on bogs and the highest price
ever paid for quarantine cattlo In any
market were feature- of light runs in
all lines at the Kansas City live stock
market. Hogs brought llOST't. and
steers from across tue quarantine line
sold for a price exceeding, by S5
couta the highest ever before pn'.d lo
Kansas City, and the highest price
ever palj for that class of cattle In
Light runs of sheep and lambs and
a low grade of native steers kept the
rest of the market In a rather slug
NO MASSUER FOR SENATORS
After ProtrscUd Debate the Item Was
Stricken From the Legislative
Washington. 1). C The senate
after a protracted debate decided to
get along without a professional
masseur In the senate t 1 1 rooms. On
a motion by Senator Hale, the Item
was taken out of the le!tsl.itlvi bill
and nu amendment by Hot t ( Republi
can, W. Va.,) Btiollnbliig tliu salary
adopted The bill was then adopted.
Asks Extradition of Indicted Packers.
Trenton, New Jersey - Formal ap
plication was made by Prosecutor
tiurven to Cov. Fort for entraditlon
papers In tho case s of the officers of
the National l'uc king company, re
cently Indicted here for conspiracy In
restraint of trade.
A tl.OOO.COO Plant Burns.
Fairmoiint, West Virginia plant of
the lUmlcton Canning company at
Hninle'on, Tucker county, was totally
destroytd by fire. The loss, It Is re
ported, will reach $I.uuu.imio. The
plant was the largest of Its kind In
Walla Walla Saw a Comet.
Walla Walla. Wash Hunclredii
Of persons were on the s'lcetn watch
tug the sclntillullous of a bright liluo
comet helleted to he Halley's. The
heavenly body has a distinct tall that
Aged Leavenworth Man Suicides.
I-c.ivenworth. Kan John Ohlrlch.
an aijed citliteii of l his lty, f.ather of
one of 1 .10 city's b ailing business men
killed himself. The old gentleman's
wife died six weeks ago and sim-o has
GEN, BELL INAjOTOR WRECK
THE CHIEF OF STAFF WAS NOT
But Wife of Maj. Slocum Was Instant
ly Killed Collision Was With
Washington, I). C.MaJ. Cen. 3.
Franklin Hull, rhlcf of staff of the
army, was badly, but probably not
dangerously Injured, and Mia. Herbert
J. Slocum, wife of Maj. Slocum of the
Seventh Cavalry, was almost Instantly
killed lu a collision of (Jen. Hell's
motor car with a trolley car on the
Trnallytowu read In tho northwest
outskirts of this city. lien. Hell suf
fered onn rib broken, a bad scalp
wound and severe bruises. The ruauf
fenr was uninjured.
Tho accident occurred between Fort
Myer and this city at the foot of a
long bill, a quarter of a mile from
Fort Myer. at a polut where the road
crosses the tracks of the Washington,
Arlington & Falls Church railway.
Mrs. Slocum waa visiting her sister
Mrs. H. L. Green, at the Wyoming
apartment bouse In tho city, but
went to Fort Mjer to visit Mr. and
Mrs. Hell, with whom she and her
husband were on terms of Intimate
friendship. It was on the way back
to the Wyoming that the collision or
curred. The only occupants of the car were
Gen. Hell, Mrs. 8Io.-um and the chauf
feur. The fast moving trolley car
completely demolished the motor car.
Mrs. Slooum fell on her head. It was
seen that her condition was dangerous
and she was placid aboard a trolley
car stul taken to a hospital. After
having gone some distance In the car
Bhe was transferred again to a motor
car and taken to Georgetown Univers
ity hospital. She died before the hos
pital was reached.
GOVERNMENT TIMBER BURNS
Three Hundred Square Miles Burned
Over Partly on Experimental
Alliance, Nebraska. Three hun
dred square miles of timber, much of
It on the government reserve on Dis
mal river, has been destroyed by fire
within the lait two days. Several large
herds of cattle have stampeded and
many have been lost. The entire
equipment of several ranches baa been
When the blaxe first attacked the
forest reserve 50 foresters fought the
flames for 24 hours, but were unable
to check thera.
This reserve Is sn experiment which
the government Is making In pine for
estry In the sand bill country, and has
been under cultivation for several
years. The forestry servlco has spent
a great amount of money on the pro
ject, which thus far has been success
ful. FAIRBANKS WELCOMED HOME
Former Vice-President and His Wife
Art Given a Big Reception at
Indianapolis, Indiana. All In
diana Joined In welcoming homo for
mer Vice President Charles W. Fair
banks and Mrs. Fairbanks. Tho dl
tlngulshvd couple arrived In the after
noon from their 'round-the-world trip,
and were greeted by the cheers of
their friends and admirers from all
parts of the state. All the mayors of
Indiana cities had been asked to send
representatives, and most of them had
compiled. The school children of this
city also participated In tho exercises.
Only two speeches were msde, the ad
dresses of welcome by Gov. Thomas
R. Marshall, and the response by Mr.
DYNAMITE DROPPED BY THIEF
Ths Robber And a Webb City Mine
Watchman Killed and Two
Webb Cl'y. Missouri A startled
thief who dropjicd a loo-pound Itox of
dynamite Is believe-, I to be responsible
for the death of himself an. I James
Vinson, night watchman nt the. He, I
Dog in I lie near here.
Mis. F.lleti Allen, VI n wm's mother,
and his wife, who 1 : v . .1 m-roua the road
from the powder house, P-celvcd in
juries tint! probably will lie fuUI. Al
though ihci ho in, i was wrecked, two In
fants who were In It wura uninjured.
THREE SONS GET PLATT ESTATE
Brief Will of New York Politician Be
queaths all His Property to
Oswcro, Xit York Tho will of
former Unfed States Senator Thomas
C. Piatt, who died on Match G, was
admitted to probate by Sirroni'e
iieorge F. Andrews of Tloxa comity.
The will, one of the briefest ever bled
In this country, makes Mr.. Piatt's
three suns. F.dward T., Frank II, and
Henry II. Piatt, full heirs and execu
tors. Tho value of the estate U not
JUDGE LANDIS GOES THE LIMIT
Fined Man Who Evaded a Federal Law
(1S,000 and Six Ysars
Chicago. 111. That Federal Judge
l.uudls proposes to "go the limit,"
In th; punishment of men cou
vlctej of selling "iiiooiibhlni'" oleoiuar
garlrio was Indicated when he sent
Samuel Dreluhach, convicted of evad
ing the federal oleo law, to six years
In the Futt lA-avenworth penitentiary,
.n addition be was flued f 15,000.
HINDUS ALARMED AND ASTIR
Sprtsd of Christianity Threaten
Whole Structure of Hinduism
Hinduism Is awakening to (he fact
that ir the great substrata of Hindu
society known as the depressed classes
be raised by Christianity, the whole
structure of Hinduism Is tbeatened
with overthrow. Th'.a awakening U
being followed by efforts In vsrloua
parts for the Improvement of these
poor people. The lntest Is a move
ment In Ahmodabad. In that city, on
August 29, a meeting was beld at
which the attendance of the depressed
classes was encouraged and In which
they were allowed to sit beside caste
people. Resolutions wero passed for
the formation of a Central Hindu asso
ciation, which should have for Its ob
jects the raising of the depressed
classes and their roadinlsslon Into
Hinduism after being converts to for
eign faiths. As to the means to be
adopted for realizing these objects,
the following suggestions were made:
(a) Starting schools, clubs and asso
ciations; tb) establishing preaching
missions; (c) publishing papers,
periodicals, magatlnes and leaflets;
(d) ndopting such other means as may
be conducive to tbe above objects.
NO HEALTHY SKIN LEFT
My little eon, a boy ot five, broke
out with an itching rash. Three doe
tors prescribed for bltn. but he kept
getting worse until we could not dress
him any more. They finally advised
me to try a certain medical college,
but Ita treatment did no good. At
the time I was induced to try Cutl
cura he was so bad that I had to cut
bis hair off and put tho Cutlcura Oint
ment on him on bandages, as It waa
impossible to touch him with the bare
hand. There was not one square inch
of akin on hla whole body that was
not affected. He was one mass of
sores. The bandages used to stick to
hla skin and In removing them It used
to take the skin oft with them, and
the screams from the poor child were
heartbreaking. I began to think that
he would never get well, but after the
aecond application of Cutlcura Oint
ment I began to see signs of Improve
ment, and with the third and fourth
applications the sores commenced to
dry up. His skin peeled off twenty
times, but it finally yielded to the
treatment Now I can say that he is
entirely cured, and a stronger and
healthier boy you never saw than he
is to-day, twelve years or more since
the cure was effected. Robert Wattam,
1H8 Forty elghth St, Chicago, HL.
OcL 9. 1909."
He was a doctor aud waa patiently
waiting for his first patient. Thought
he: "If tbo mountain will not come
to Mohammed, Mohammed must go
to the mountain. And as patients will
not seek me out I must needs seek
them out." He strolled throutfb the
cheap market and presently saw a
man buy six nice cucumbers. "Here's
a chance:" said he, and followed bltn
home. Patiently he waited for four
long nnd lonely hours and about mid
night tbe front door quickly opined,
and tbe miiu dashed down the steps.
He seized him by tbo arm and cried
earnestly: "lio you want a doctor?"
"No!" replied tbe man roughly.
"Want moro cucumbers!"
Ose tbe best. That's why tbev buy Tied
Lom lts.ll liliM. At lew ding groosrs i cents.
You may have noticed that a woman,
never finds a play uninteresting It tbe
leading lady wears a different gown In
Light to Banish Sorrow.
Borrow dwells longest where tbe
sun la abut out. Florida Times Union.
Takers of the United States Census
will use Waterman's Ideal FoukU.b Pen
because It Is always ready and sure.
Ijtughtcr la one of tho very priv
ilege of reason, being confined to tbe
human species - Leigh Hunt.
Pettit s Cys S-Ivs First Sold In 1807
b years sale ii.rrracw yrailv. wonder
ful rrioed) , ciierd imllinna weak w All
drujignts ur llcmard liros.. JlufUlo, N. fc.
Many an ntheiwii.ii truthful woman
lies about the amount of iiuuiey her
hiiKbiind V) making.
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A mull si'Ulciiii baa enough spuro
time to convince, a woman thut she's
Stra. W litUv'a ,M.lhlfi( Hyrap.
gut .-hi i.ii, it I., i.tf ftiliwn. c c. , i.-i i.c la
luMU"U.iM !.. oii- iuj t..ii, a, a buiua.
The best people on earth are your
wife's folks so she thinks.
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Tin lull Miiul.cT Package, &e'atracftbt.
titve truth a sipiare deal and It will
not be crushed to earth. .
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