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TILLMAN ft l'KIOi:, I'roprlctori.
TOPICS OF THE DAY.
I'll 1 1' to Look I'pon.
All tlin big countries tin well as th
little ones are recognizing Panama
liico she fell heir to $10,000,000.
Nt re HUM UN 1,1 ff.
In Sim Domingo they go to sleep tin
tier one administration, awaken under
another and have to hurry home It
they heat the third to breakfast.
,f-itl II In Tlielr lliinlumx.
Castro's government In Venezuela
has bought 12,000,000 rounds of a mum
nltlon. The main business of govern'
went In Venezuela Is shooting.
.No DWInlli- riiniM fur the future.
The Texas convict who was sen
fenced to 1,000 years In the penitentiary
has formed no definite plans yet as to
what lie shall do when his term e;;
A WiirKlii fur Ki-ohoiii)-.
Secretary Shaw figures out that Un
cle Sam will need $f;2l,r,G2,l 1G.07 next
jear. Iiy a little .stern economy that
seven cents might he flipped from tho
lie unilor'M I'ri'it Ira me lit.
Having no revolution available for
Immediate use, Ecuador has had to
foil baclc on the "slight earthquake"
to hold place with Its nolghbois In tho
In Colorado 100 shots were fired
between the deputy sheriffs and the
striking miners and not a person hurt.
About 10,000,000 words hau: also been
fired with similar results.
Nil ltl'l'l.ll llliall..
President Koosevelt may be some
what Impulsive, but he Is not showing
any reckless haste to act on the sug
gestion of the Cincinnati Commercial.
Tribune that he withdraw.
Little l.fhx 'I II ii n n tirm i-ynril.
I'anama is little less than a grave
yard. Last year one-tenth of the popu
lation died and the death rati! In any
5 ear Is not much better. Hut they
don't boll the water In Panama.
I iilll lln Hone)- In ;ilif.
There Is lo be another Santo Do
minican revolution. Of course thero
Is. Didn't Won y (ill get away with
1,7.0,000? There will be revolutions
until there Isn't a cent li ft. In Sao
.HlHftimrl I, ill All Oilier.
Missouri led all the states last twi
fon In the amount or cotton produced
jer acre. The Missouri average was
l'.'i2 pounds. Indian teiritory stood
next, with 2:il pounds, and Louisiana
and Oklahoma were third, with 22.'J
pounds. Arkansas averaged
pounds and Texas 1 V.l pounds.
lli'KllilllllK of tin- Dcm-i-nt,
Col. Albert A. I'ope at a banquet In
Chicago laid the blame of the failure of
the bicycle combine to the fact that
It ceased advertising at a critical time.
His remarks fun her pointed the moral
lhat it Is not enough 'o tell all tho
people some time that one has what
Ihey want, nor .vime of the people all
the time 11 one Is aiming at success.
I nfiiiliiiiiile t'liiiillilon.
Over So.noo cotton mill hands In
Massachusetts have had their wages
loweied as a result of the Increased
cost of cotton, liut two or three specu
lator In New Orleans have made mil
lions or dollars, and some speculator
elsewhere have profited generally
1'osslbiy this cannot lie helped. Hut
it Is most unfortunate that fco.000 mill
workers should suffer while a few men
I ncle Sum's Sllirr I'll.
Secretary Shaw's report Informs the
American people that the quantity of
silver now stored In the vaults of tho
treasury department would fill! al
most G00 freight ears, each carrying a
load of .10 tons. Figures so prodigious
bewilder the average citizen. Vet, with
Mich mountainous heaps of the whlto
metal In possession of the national
government, tho supply of sliver coins
f lew denomination than a dollar Is
Insufficient. Tho secretary httggestii
that congress should adopt some plan
Ililllllll) ti 1 1 Ser Irr.
At the close of tho fiscal year of
l'J03 there were 2.U35 railway mall
loutes In use by the post ofllce depart
ment, with an aggregate length of
lMj:i2 milts. The cost of transporta
tion, or "annual rate of expenditure,"
was J3fI,fi07,5Ji I. Twenty-alx years ago
tho annual rntn of expenditure wan
IMG'l.lp", or less than a quarter of thf
rato last yrar. Moreover, i;,2"t,32;! wart
expended In l'J02-0:i for railway post
otllce ci rs, a&d the agaregato of all
transpoitatlon costs of 1902-03 vu
I NEWS FROM MISSOURI.
A Sedalla woman wouldn't let her
nushand go to a church weighing so
cial the other night because the ad
mission was hall a cent a pound
and ho weighs 230 pounds. They
couldn't spare the money, she said.
On the farm of John Carson, near
Uusselvllle, Howard county, is an up
plo orchard which was planted 70 years
ago. Tho land was pre-empted at that
time, and the original "sheepskin" deed
was signed by Andrew Jackson. The
orchard bore a good crop this year.
.Many of Its trees are three feet In
(leorgo Hayward, a manufacturing
Jeweler, died recently at. his home in
Independence. Ho was 82 years of ago.
.Mr. Hayward, when a young man In
Km-hi ml v.iH hurled ullve nnd w:r
only saved because the physicians dif-
Jered as to the cause or his death. I no
body was exhumed the day after
burial fur :i tioMl-mortern examination
and Hayward was found to be alive.
John .Miller, J'.'i years old, cut an ar
tery In. his left wrist and then lav
tlown to die on a field not far from
Lawson. He was found by one of his
tenants, Jack I'ollard. who secured
medical aid. Miller may recover. For
years Miller has been a hermit. Onc!
his home was searched by tobbers,
who secured $5,000, It is said. Miller
made a will December 11. which Indi
cates that he had planned lo kill hlm
holf. Agnes O'Hcron, orphan, len years
old, of Jotilln, has been adopted by
Thomas Connor, millionaire mine
owner and the wealthiest man In
southwest Missouri. Mr. Connor has
made the little girl a legal heir to his
largo estate. The child has been mak
ing her homo with the Sisters ol Con
vent at Jojilln for several years.
Connor has had poor health for tlx;
past two years and for the past year
the little girl has carried a pall of
milk to his room at a local hotel. In
this manner he became acquainted
An old lady, dressed In black, bent
beneath the weight of age, called on
(iov. Dockery at the sfatehoiisc, ii'i-
peanng to mm for the release of 1 r
eon from the Missouri ponllentlery.
She stated that she did not make the
petition for executive clemency be
cause she needed the support and mnln-
lenanco of her son, but asked the
mercy she sought because she wanted
her "boy." This old lady was Mrs.
Sallle Hedgepeth, whof-e home is at
Plsgah, In Cooper county, and tho
boy" for whom she sought freedom
is Marlon ('. Hedgepeth, who was sent
to the prison in Novmber, IMlt, Tor
train robbery under a pentenco of 25
Representative Dorsey W. Shackle-
fonl declined to sign the petition for a
pardon of Dr. J. D. (ioddard. sent to the
penli.-nllary for killing of Fred W.
Jackson, the laundryman in Kansas
City. The case was tried In Jefferson
City when Mr. Shnekleford war. Indue
of the cltcitlt court. All the members
of the jury and the ptoseeullng attor
ney nave signed the petition for a par-
ion, .nidge hhncklefoid said, when the
petition was presented to him: "I inns'
decline lo make tho request. 1 have
known a case which presented
ho many H'lillUlvc cilriilmil fcritnr.is-
as this one. The conditions as reveale-l
In the testimony were absolutely
shocking and the killing was a mon
strous crime against society anil the
Judge Warwick Hough, who will try
tho Kdward Butler cahc at Fulton, is
one or the best-known Jurists In the
state. He is a native or Loudoun
county, Va , but removed with his par
ents lo Missouri in KH, locating at
JcfftThou City. Ho graduated from
Missouri university and was apiiolnt
d assistant state geologist by Cov.
Sterling i'rlce. He was admitted to
the bar In lS.Vj, forming a partnership
with J. Proctor Knott. He was adju
tant general under Cov. Jackson nnd
secretary of state under (iov. Thomas
C. Reynolds. He served In the con
federate army on the staffs of Oona
I- M. I'Olk, Stephen I). Lee and Dick
Taylor. In 187-1 he was elected to tho
supreme court of Missouri ami served
one term of ten years. He was elected
Judge of the circuit court In St Louis
Missouri Is to have better high
schools. At least, that Is Hie result
contemplated by extension work of the
state university teachers' college soon
to bo inaugurated. It bus been the
practice In the past for tlm stale uni
versity to employ an Inspector of high
schools for the purport or placing cer
tain of them upon tho "appnved list."
so that their graduates might be ad
mitted lo the university wl'hout ex
nmlnatlnn. Now the work of this new
olliror will not bo so much to Inspect
the high schools as to hullil them up
He will suggest Improved methods of
teaching, give demonstrations of tho
best methods, and In every way hpoU
to ho helpful to tho teaclurn them
nelve. Where deemed advisable, he
will lecture lo tho patrons and help
to create that local school pride so nec
essary to the successful high school.
NINE LIVES LOST
Wreck of the St. Louis & San Fran
cisco's North-Bound Meteor.
DERAILED BY AN OPEN SVITCH
'the lleml liK-liiilt- lliiuliif-er, l-'lrc-until.
Ciiliililclni- mill 1 2 v irfMM
Wi Member The Sli.itr
I'llMhl'IIKf I l'NfltH'll.
Kansas City, Mo.. Dec. 22. In Mon
day's wreck at (iodfroy, Has., of,
"Meteor," tho St. Louis I'z San Fran
cisco's fast train from tho south, nine
persons wore killed and thirty-two oth
ers Injured. Of the Injured four prob
ably will die, and 1 1 wore seriously
hurt. The train ran Into a switch and
all cars except the sleeper were de
railed and turned over.
Tho wrecked train was one of tho
finest ami lastest in the service. It
was made up of two baggagu and one
mail car, a smoker, two chair cars and
When tho train reached (lodfrey It
was behind and running at full speed
to make up time.
The crow of a freight train that
had preceded the Meteor loft the
switch open, anil tho passenger train
jumped the track and rolled down a
slight embankment. All save tho
sleeper turned over, and so fast was
tho train running that tho engine and
the forwaril baggage car landed nearly
sixty feet off the roadbed before It
stopped. Tho sleeper remained up
right and none of the passengers In
this car was Injuied.
Tho baggage cars were completely
wrecked, anil the smoker was badly
damaged. Flvt; of those killed woro
In the forward end of the smoker, and
four of thorn were killed Instantly.
A news agent, who was badly man
gled, died on the relief train that car
ried tho dead and Injured to Fort
fluglneer Dewees, of Fort Scott,
Cot: luctor Roy, of Topeka, and Fire-ni-ni
Illslianl, of Fort Scott, wore all
In 'ii'tlv killed, anil Kvnrcss Messon-
'p r.t'ihn Hell, of Kansas City, was so
i'.um ly injured.
Others of tho ctew and almost every
passenger on tho entire train, except
those In the sleeper, who escaped with
a severe shake-up, were Injured, some
of them seriously.
'I'lii- lli nil.
James Klrkputrlck, Mushy, Mo.
I!. A. Dewees, engineer, Fort Scott,
(leorgo Hoyl, conductor, Sapulpa,
John Rluobaekor, news agent, Kan
James II. Twyninn (colored), Flein
Asa Moreland, Lenexa, Kas.
Lon Corbln, liessle, Okla.
Joseph Corbln, llosslo, Okla.
TIiobi- I'litiilly liijilii-il.
Sheridan Reliable, Hooporstown,
I!. F. (larroway, Jonesboro, Ark.
John Roll, express messenger, Kan
II. II. Darlington, mall clerk, Kan
Tin Si-i-liiiiNly Injun-il.
Mrs. i:. C. Call, llobnrt, Okla.
He-.ry McKlnley, Snider, Okla.
Thos. Kent, Mountain View, Okla.
J. W. (lulll, Ottum'wa, la.
Henry M. McDonnell, Lodl, O.
L. Howard Lee, Oklahoma City,
Joseph II. Donohue, Franklin, 111.
Walter Cosby, Kansas City.
J. I), liryan, Davenport, la.
W. II. Farmer. Rlaekwoll, Okla.
Rimer Corbln, liessle, Okla.
Jacob Roesseller, I'arker, Okla.
C J. Donovan, Snider, Okla.
.1. W. Adamson, mull clerk, Kansas
Tni'lii' Slllill Hurt.
Twelve others were hurt slightly.
Most of the Injured were badly burned
as well as being maimed.
In the crash tho baggage car tele
scoped tho engine and landed In a corn
field, while the smoker and tho two
chair cars were piled in a ninss on
top of tho engine. Most of tho Injured
were In tho chair cars, which took file
soon after tho accident. ,
.1. A. Hartley, tho freight brakoman,
whoso failure to Hag the passenger
train caused tho wreck, has not been
found. Tho Corbln brothers, two of
whom were killed and one seriously
Injured, were on their way homo to
Oklahoma to spend Christmas.
THREE MISSING HUNTERS.
Sriiri-h fur Sunn Itiiiiiluuiot, tii-urif
Mi-ftm-uiser mill (lux! .Nelmin
Mil Keen Aliiiiiiluui'il.
Chicago, Dec. 22. Search has been
Abandoned for tho threo hunters whe
nro supposed to have been lost on tho
floating Ice fields out In Lake Mlclgan.
Tho men have been missing 20 hours.
When they left shore they expected to
return In three hours. Tho party con
sisted of Swan Rundqulst, Gcorso Mc-h-tenser
and (Sum Nehon.
THE SOUTH IS INTERESTED
The Atlanta Constitution Comes Out
in Favor of Canal Treaty.
I'lir I'riiKrrimlir, I'ruiliif Inu nnd
IIiinIiii.nk Intri-i-NlH uf tin- Mouth
li-miiiiil It lliitllli-iiliiiu.
Atlanta, (ia., Dec. 22. Clark Howell,
editor of tho Atlanta Constitution,
comes out editorially In Indorsement of
tho I'anama cannl policy of I'rcsltlent
Roosevelt and tho administration, and
criticises the attitude of Senator Dan
iel, of Virginia. In opposing tho treaty.
Tho editorial says the Republic ol
I'anama was not born too quickly, con
sidering the circumstances, nor did tho
American government recognize It any
too soon. In conclusion, It. says:
"Suppose wo withdraw our recogni
tion nnd reject tho treaty? What will
bo our position, then, as viewed by tho
other governments of Kuropo and
America that have also recognized tho
now Rcpubllca of Panama? Aro wo to
do this ridiculous thing, abandon our
treaty rights in Panama, give up tho
canal there, withdraw our guardianship
of rail transit now going on, and go
hunting for terms with people who
would bo fools If they did not profit
themselves tremendously by our pre
dicament? "Senator Hoar can afford to light the
canal so long as lloston Is building
enormous terminal facilities to handle
tho ocean-hound freights of tho trans
continental railroads. Senator Hale, of
Maine, can alford to Join him, since
Portland Is becoming tho entrepot, and
export depot of the Canadian Pacific
and tho (irand Trunk systems. Senator
Teller nnd olher senators may bo Indif
ferent, because tho canal does not ap
peal to any specific interest In their
"Hut. southern senators can not es
cape the certain conviction that a vote
from any one of them adverse to tho
treaty will bo a vote against the ur
gent interests and demands of the pro
gressive, producing and business inter
ests of thoi-o southern slates."
ON THE ISLAND OF PINES.
Olll- lllllnll-eil t iitilllllllll li Tl'UOlM Sit III
III llui- r.xtiilillxliiMl n Kline
I lifiii I'll mi mil Territory.
Colon, Panama, Dee. 22 -Information
has been received here that about
100 Coloinbjatj troops have landed at
the Island of Pines, northwest of Capo
Tlburon, which Is r-ltuated at the west
ern entrance or the Cult' of Darlen.
The Island of Pines Is on Panama ter
ritory ,nnd Is the only Island along that
coast which Is wooded, peaked with
mountains and also well watered, thus
offering every facility for amplng and
being used as a base of observation. It
Is significant in this connection that
tho Fulled Slates auxiliary cruiser
.Mayflower left this harbor Sunday
bound in the dlreition of the island of
Pines, lo obtain confirmation of the le
port. Tho United States gunboat Ilanr.roft
is Mill on that coast, in tho vicinity of
Nombro do Dlos.
The Fulled States cruiser Nashville
has returned to Colon from Roeas del
Itcar-Admlral Coghlan has trans
ferred his Hag 'o tho I 'nltcd Slates
auxiliary c ruiser Prairie.
COALED AND READY FOR SEA.
The Tnriieilii limit l)eitri er Iuul
JoticN e.tiil I'l-elilf St in lily
San Franclrco, Dec. 22. Tho torpedo
lioat destroyers Paul Jones and Preblo
are lying at tho Mare Island navy yard
coaled and ready for sea, awaiting tho
coming of officers from the east. The
officers are now on thf.lr way to tho
navy yard, and it Is expected that the
warships will fall next Wednesday for
Panama. A crew from tho training
ship Independence has been placed on
tho Paul Jones, and tho Preblo also has
a full complement. Roth vessels, how
over, lack a number of officers.
RECIPROCITY WITH CUBA.
Tlir Itrei-ntlv llnllllril Trent)- Will
lli-ciiliii- i:il-ftla- .tlrr Mill
iiIkIiI uf Hn nil ll)- Next.
Washington, Dec. 22. Tho secretary
of the treasury has Issued a. circular
letter of Instructions to officers of the
customs and others Interested In bring
ing Into operation tho treaty of reci
procity with Cuba, approved December
11, 11)02, and made effective by act or
congress and tho president's proclama
tion of December 17, l'JOIS. Tho cir
cular declares that tho treaty becomes
operative ono mluiito after midnight.
I-Tiiliinil'ii Piii-nm-r l.itnilril.
Flushing, Holland, Dec. 22. The
passengers of tho Red Star lino
steamer Finland, which left Antwerp
Saturday for New York and wentashore
near hero, have been landed. Tho Fin
land Is leaking and her cargo Is being
discharged. Tho work Is progressing
lowly, owing to lack of lighters. i
THE BURIAL OF DEAD
Bodies Put In Vaults Until It Is Safe
to Take Them to Cemetrics.
SECRET FUNERALS BY NIGHT
Chief or I'l.llce O'Neill Ti IIm lleprc-
r.-utiitii-M or i.'ii I on in I'liiiu I. ii ii-
KUUKe III Onliiloii of Tin-in
mill Tlie I r Action.
Chicago, Doc. 22. ShrinkltiR from,
tho ospionngo of union pickets and
fearful that funeral parties would bo
uttneked by tho striking livery drivers,
ninny Chicago families have refrained
from publicly announcing their be
reavement. In tho vaults of several undertakers
lie tho bodies of tho persons about
whoso deaths tho utmost secrecy Is
maintained and whoso funerals havo
boon postponed until after n settle
ment of tho strike.
In other cases tho stricken relatives
havo arranged for evening funerals
nnd private burials, of which no an
nouncement In made.
Tho disgraceful scenes that attend-
ed several funerals hold on last Satur
day when union pickets attempted tc
Interfere with tho removal of bodies,
havo led tho health department offi
cials to sanction the secrecy that Is
Undertakers havo been Informed
that, unless public safety demands It,
burials will not bo insisted on until
such tlmo ns funeral parties shall be
pafo from molestation.
A. R. Porrlgo, president of tho Liv
erymen nnd Undertakers' association,
snld Monday night:
"Tho reason more deaths aro not an
nounced Is because wo have learned
that tho strikers havo been reading
the list of death notices In tho papers
nnd sending pickets to watch the
I'M K:TIJ .MI ST XTOI.
t.'lili-f O'.Vi-lll Ihkiii-ii nn Oril.-r In I)r-
elili-ill)- PIhIii I.iiiiuiiuue.
Chicago, Dec. 22. Picketing ol
houses from which funerals are to-
start, whether peaceful or violent, by
union llvory drivers who wont on
strike four days ago and which has
seriously Interfered with tho burial of
tho dead of Chicago, Is to bo prevented
by tho police under direct orders Is
sued Monday night by Chief of Police
O'Neill. J. R. Wadswortb, secretary,
and Charles Stevens, business agent
of tho liverymen's union, woro sum
money before Chief O'Neill Mondav
night and told In decidedly plain lan
guage that any differences tho union
might have would havo to ho settled
away from the bouses of mourning.
f'lilf-r Vt-ry llei-lili-il.
"This picketing; of homes from which .
funerals aro being held Is beyond tol
eration of a civilized community," said
Chief O'Neill. "Your zeal has carried
you beyond tho pnlo of endurance,
and such an unheard-of thing us car
tying labor troubles to tho houses of
tlie dead will not bo allowed by tho
police. Fader no circumstances will
I permit picketing of any kind around
a houso whom ti fimeral Is to proceed.
Anil I must say that It ought not to
bo necessary for mo to take this stop.
"Law or no law, picketing of every
kind around those bouses will havo to
stop. I shall take my chances with
the courts on tho questions If my con
duct is questioned in any court."
Chief O'Neill then Issued a general
order to all Inspectors of pollco on
tho lino of his conversation with the
two union officials. Ho Instructed tho
commanding officers to accompany
funerals In carriages, If circumstances
seemed to require It, to see that tho
last rites of tho dead woro in no way
SERIOUS FIRE IN NEW YORK.
Tlii-re Won k PiihIi- .iiiuiitc Italian'
'I'i-ik-iim-iiIk I'lrc t'lilrf CiiIi-iiiiio
llurli-il In tin- Itiilna.
New York, Doc. 22. Tho famous
"Two Nines" llro alarm, summonlnR
moro fire apparatus than any other
alarm provided for by Now York's flro
department, was sounded Monday
night for a terrific fire which destroyed
tho alx-story factory building of tho
Herrmann furniture and plumbing cab
inet works, In Mott street, and tho-
four-story varnish factory of the firm
run under tho numo or the H. Herr
mann l-umbor Co. A quarter or a mill- I
Ion dollars' damage was done. Rat- 3
tallon Chief Martin. Coleman Is he- 'J
lleved to have perished In tho fall of )
two great walls of tho factory. Thoro
was n frightful panic nmong tho Rnl- rl
Ian Inmates of tho swarming front
nnd rear tenements opposite nnd In
tho rear of tho burning buildings, and
the firemen and pollco reserves from
threo precincts had tho utmost diffi
culty in getting tho people out to the