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AJKOTA COUNTY TT HT U 11 aL U0TT0A.11 The News When It Is Nctts. VOLUMK XVIII DAKOTA CITY, NEK., FRIDAY, AINiUST 26, 1910. NUMBE11 52 !Z STEPS NICARACUAN PRESIDENT QUITC OFFICE AND FLEES BEFORE ADVANCING REBELS. ESTRADA IS NOW PRESIDENT Insurgent Army Is Within Twelve Miles of Capital City Many Peo pie Slain In Rioting American Legation Strongly Guarded. New Orleans, Ln. Gen. Jifan J. Ks trada. the revolutionary leader of Nic aragua, 13 now president of that re public, having assumed office on Sun day. Tho office was transferred to him by Jose Dolo - Estrada, a brother, who on Saturday was made provisional president by Dr. Jose D. Madriz, who abdicated following sweeping victories of the lr.aurgr-ti Id the interior and at Granada. Gen. Luis Mena, with his revolu tionary army, Is within twelve miles of Managua. Rioting Is ln progress at Managua and many have been killed. There Is practically -no government. Those who could escape fled to Corlnto. Madriz and his family were permit ted to leave for Corlnto unmolested. They will sail from there for Panama and take the steamer for ' Europe or the United States. V News of the excesses perpetrated by the revolutionists at Granada, which was sacked and looted, have Instilled the people of Managua with dread. Those who cannot get away are barri cading themselves in their homes. Women and children were victims of half-.- tarved marauders at Granada. Tho United States legation and con sulate are under heavy police guard at Managua and the general situation is reported to be very threatening. Should there be any serious disturb ances at Managua, the United States government will assume control there, for which purpose It has sent the Yorktown to' Corlnto to reinforce the Vicksburg. MAXES FLIGHT TO LONDON Daring American Aviator Travels From Paris and Captures the $25,000 Prize. London. Th youtntui American av iator, Moissant, accompanied by hi? mechanician, Albert, Wednesday madu a remarkable flight ln a biplane from Paris to London across the English channel. It waa tlie first time""'th!s feat was ever accomplished, although 1 often tried. Moissant accomplished his remark able flight from Paris to Calais and across the channel ln company with his mechanician, Albert. Dy making his remarkable flight ha captures the cup that a London paper offered and the proceeds of the sub scription raised in England for Gra ham White, which the unsuccessful competitor in the London-Manchester flight offered as an award in the Taris-London competition. Hubert Latham, who started from Issy, a suburb of Paris, to race Mols sant to London, met with a series of accidents, the last at Amiens, cul minating in the wrecking of his ma chine as ho was preparing to resume the flight. Latham escaped unhurt, but ras out of the race. The last stage of Moissant's flight, the trip across tho channel, was ac complished in a strong channel breeze, the wind being so high that experi enced aviators looked upon the start &l foolhardy. It was such a wind as repeatedly deterred Blerlot, La tham and other aviators from at tempting the passage of the straits. Paris, Fiance. M. Le Blanc, the aviator, arrived at Issy, in the suburbs of Paris, at 6:45 a, m. Wednesday and Is th-j winner of the cross-country flight which started August 7. The distance of the race was approximate ly 485 miles. The prize is $20,000, of fered by a Paris newspaper. Le Blanc, the winner, covered the circuit in 11:55:59. He used a Bleriol monoplane. CALIFORNIA IS INSURGENT Hiram W. Johnson, Exponent of Anti Machine Doctrines, Wins Guber natorial Nomination in Primary. San Francisco. California Is In surgent in its Republican politics; H! ram W. Johnson, leading exponent .of anti-machine doctrines, has swept the field In Tuesday's primaries, winning his party's nomination for governor by a plurality that will border on 50,000 when all returns are in. Just how great was the extent of the disaster to the stalwarts cannot be known until outlying districts have been heard from, but every indication points to a clean-cut declaration by the party for Insurgency and against the political activities of the Southern Pacific railway. It is asserted that tho progressives have carried to victory two new In surgent nominees for congressmen, William Kent In the Second district and W. t). Stephens in the Seventh Plot to Destroy Steamship. New York. The dlseovery a 1 hours before the time set for the sail ing of the Russian l'ntir I.ltuaiiia Sat urday of a can of giant powder in the coal that was being loaded into the ship's bunkers is believed to have forestalled a scheme for the destruc tion of tho vessel at sea. The Lltu anla carries more than 100 passengers and a large cargo. The ran contain ing one and oue-half pounds of gun powder had been almost scooped up ty the great shovel when a work man saw It. idh REPORT 105 -BEAD'S FIRE MANY HEFSOIC FIGHT1RS CUT OFF BY THE FLAME3. Forest Flames In Montana and Wash. Ington Are Spreading Wallace Is Nearly Wiped Out. Spokane. Wash. One hundred fins fighters are reported dead in tho flood ed canyon near Wallace. Idaho, and five citizens were burned to death in their hotneo as a result of forest fires wlilrh for sixty days bavo terrified the Coeur d'Alenc country and which spread to the town of Wallare. the metropolis of tho mining district. More than a third of Wallace is burned. The Pacific, Michigan and Coeur d'Alenn hoteln, two O. R. & N. depots, a big hardware warehouse and 150 to 200 residences are destroyed. The town !s tilmost dark by day and tho heavens and surrounding coun try a seething mass by night. Ashes fill the air and the heat is tremendous. Telegraphic communica tion is cut off for a time, but the fighters believe they have the fire in the city under control. Newport, Wash., a town of 2,000. is burning, but the loss of life is as yet unknown. Cries for help are be ing answered as rapidly as relirf par ties can be made up. All available soldiers In this part of the country are pressed Into srvlcn. WILL N 6f "sU PP0RtC A N N 0 N Congressman Longworth, After Con ference with Taft and Others, Makes Significant Statement. Beverly, Mass. The fight of the Re publican party reoiganization against Speaker Cannon was opened by Con gressman Nicholas Longworth of Ohio, son-in-law of ex-President. Roosevelt. In a statement which he Issued Thursday Mr. Longworth declares that having voted for him in caucus on four different occasions he ha3 sup ported Cannon for the speakership for the last time and that when the proper time comes, namely the meet ing of the Republican caucus at the assembling of the next congress he will oppose Uncle Joe to that position. Mr. Longworth makes it clear that in his view harmony in the Republic an ranks and party success depends upon Cannon's elimination. "I am absolutely convinced," he he says," that Cannon cannot be again elected speaker." Tho importance of the Longworth statement lies not only In the fact that the Ohio congressman, a long time friend and supporter of Cannon l3ued it, but that it was not given to the public until :'" a series of con- 5 " fi '.ft IV w ., Representative Longworth. fcrences with President Taft mid other leaders that have called hero and that the president was acquainted with tho context of the statement ln advance of its publication, and that Vice-President Sherman likewise wns informed Wednesday of the contem plated move and gave It his tacit ap proval. Danville, 111. "I have no quarrel with Longworth as to who shall 10 speaker of the next house, and there Is no room for disagreement touching this matter between Representative Longworth and myself," said Spenker Cannon Thursday after reading a statement by Representative Long worth. "If any Republican ci.ndldnto for congress feels that his position on the Republican ticket would be strength ened by pledging that he will net sup port me In a Republican caucus I have no objection to his imkli:g tho pledge." CRESCEUS" TIME IS BEATEN The Harvester Trots Mile In 2:02 end Makes Four New World's Records. Buffalo, N. Y. Sensational rac ing marked the second day of the Grand Circuit at the Fort Erlo track. Several world's -ccorda were made in tho final heat of tho 2:07 trot, when The Harvester, driven by Ed Goers, covered the mile in 2:02, cutting a quarter of a second from the world's record, held by Cresceua for nine years. Tho 2:02 mile also glve3 The Harvester a world's record for five-year-old trotters; n world's third heat record, stallions, mares or geldings; a world's record for stallions. Tho track, horsemen, raid, was two min utes slow. Love Affair, Double Shooting. Morgantown, N. C. An attendant at the insane hospital here Friday shot and fatally wounded Miss Miiry Cuthbertson, an attendant at the eame hospital, who refused to marry him. He then fatally shot himself. Doctor Killed by Patlert. Ottawa, Ont. Dr. Wil'.lar. Empiy of Vars wan fatally y 01 Iday by Alfred Blondln, a paM2.11. Before he died Empzy said Blond, 3 fired at him deliberately. Blondin leclarad the shooting wao accidental. em ' T a THREE FORMER OFFICIALS OF ROAD ARE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY. MORE ARRESTS WILL FOLLOW Charges of Conspiracy to Defraud and of Confidence Game Placed Against Harrlman, Ewlng and Taylor in Car Repair Frauds' Chicago. The Illinois Central rail way graft scandal storm broke Friday with tempestuous fury when three former high officials of that road were arrested on charges c." conspiracy to cheat and defraud the road by false pretenses. More arrests are to follow and the names of others said to be Implicated will probably be revealed at the trial of the men already under arrest Those arrested are: Frank B. Harrlman, former general manager of the Illinois Central sys tem. Charles L. EWing, former . general superintendent of the Illinois Central lines north of the Ohio river. John M. Taylor, former storekeeper for the Illinois Central. The men were taken before Muni cipal Judge Bruggemeyer, who re leased them on $20,000 bonds each. The history of the car repair frauds, the alleged fraudulent transactions between the officials and railroad em ployes, and the like also will bo told on the witness stand. Harrlman, as general manager of the entire system, was tho next man to Ira G. Rawn, tho vice-president who resigned to become president of tho Monon road, and who was killed with his own revolver in his Wlnnetka home. Harrimrv resigned his posi tion in March, the public announce ment being made March, 15. C. L. Ewing resigned as general su perintendent of the northern lines at Chicago soon after the first exposures were made ie connection with the dis covery 01 wholesale frauds. Taylor resigned as general store keeper May 1, at the time when Presi dent Haralian's office was being flood ed with resignations from officers of high and low rank. PEST IN ITALY SPREADING "wenty Thousand People Flee From Cholera-Stricken Town Disease of Virulent Type. Rome. The cholera epidemic is rapidly spreading ln southern Italy, but rumors that It had also reached this city are without foundation. Not a single case has been reported here and the health officials are on the qui vive for any appearance cf the mal ady. According to the reports Friday the disease is of a most virulent type and accompanied by a high death rate. Thirty deaths are reported at Tranl. The town is being rapidly depopulated because of the panic among the in habitants, The authorities are greatly con cerned over tho possibility of a still wider spread of the epidemic as a re sult of this flight of people from the dlseaso centers. Mite Born to a Farmer. Duquoin. A baby girl, weighing one and one-half pounds and less than twelve inches ln length, has been born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wallace, who live on a farm east of tovm. The Infant Is eo small that a match will hide one of her fingers, while her head is about the size of a hen's egg. Matt McGrath Smashes Mark. Hartford, Conn. At the Hibernian Athletic club games Saturday, Matt McGrath of the I. A. A. C. New York, broke the world's record for throwing the GG-pound weight for height, with a throw of 16 feet 24 Inches. General Hayes Is Paralyzed. Wilmington, Del. Brig. Gen. Hayes. U. S. N., retired, who was with Law tw when he fell in the Philippines, and who was famous as an Indian fighter, was paralyzed here Saturday. Ills condition Is critical. frt mmmwmmmk mm 5 BREAKS CENSUS 'fi'iif.., 1 N ', PRESENT STATUETO FRANCE BRONZE IMAGE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON DEDICATED. Virginia's Gift to French Republlo It Placed In Napoleon Hall at Versailles. Versailles, France. With ap propriate ceremonies the bronZe re plica of Houdon's celebrated statin of George Washington was dedicated in Napoleon hall of the Chateau of Versailles in the presence of the French minister of war, Geucral Brun; tho French ambassador , to the United States, M. Jusserand, and his wife, and the American ambassador, Robert Bacon, and Mm. Bacon; the marquis de Lafayette, tho members of tho French mission which presented to America the statue of Rochambeau, now at Washington, and former United States Senator Nathan B. Scoft of West Virginia. General Blron, who presided? spoke of the statue as the greatest, work of the greatest French sculptor of the eighteenth century. Col. James Mann, chairman of the Virginia commission, delivered the speech of presentation. State Senators Don P. Halscy and F. W. King of Virginia also made ad dresses on behalf of the state of Vir ginia. Ambassador Juserand, In the i.b sence of the French lulrtster for for eign affairs, M. Pichon, accepted the statue on behalf of the French govern ment. He declared that the friendship of General Washington and of the American people constituted one of the glories of France. It was, there fore, singularly appropriate that this statue, "the third erected on French soil by our ancient allies, should be Placed in the palace consecrated to all our glories." CLEAR SHERMAN OF BLAME Congressional Committee Exonerates Vice-President and Senator Curtis In Indian Land Probe. Sulphur, Okla. The select commit tee which was appointed by the house of representatives to investigate In dian land affairs and the so-called McMurray contrncts and which also has been investigating the Gore bri bery charges Issued the following statement: "The committee has heard and care fully considered all the testimony sub mitted and is unanimous ln the opin ion that there is and was no warrant for any person to use the names of Vice-President Sherman and Senator Charles S. Curtis In connection with any improper relations with any In dian contract whatever." This U the opinion of the commit tee after hearing scores of witnesses who appeared following the testimony of Senator T. P. Gore that he had been approached by Jake L. Hamon, who, acting ln tho Interest of J. F. McMur ray, offered him (Senator Gore) $25, 000 or $r0,000 as a bribe to promote in congress the contracts by which McMurray was to receive a ten per cent, attorney's fee on the sale of t30, 000,000 worth of Indian lands. STABS CONVICT TO DEATH Colored Inmate of Bridewell Plunges Shears Into Benchmate Causes Panlo Among Prisoners. Chicago. An oath, a scuffle, and ninety work in the tailor shop well saw William Jones, prisoner, killed William an epithet, prisoners at at the bride 2C, a colored Meyers, also colored, with a pair of he stabbed him ln the The tragedy happened ncss that paralyzed lute shears, which breast with, with a quick rfTfioce. Pope Honors an American. Rome. The pope Saturday appoint ed John J. McGrane of New York a knight commander of the Order of St. Gregory. This gives him special privi leges, such as occupying a distin guished post at papal functions and ceremonies. Town on Fire Is 8aved. Alanson, Mich. With the assistance of equipment and firefighters from nearby towns, the village of Alanson was saved from destruction by fire .Saturday. The loss is fSO.OOu N T'j'IJi r Jill If; I. I I In 1 M!i I CORPORATION TAXES THEY BECOME DELINQUENT THE FIRST C? SEPTEMBER. il PENALTY FOR HOMERS Situation of the Rock Island Cuch as May Prove Serious to That Road. Other Capital Matters, Though a penalty i3 levied Septem ber 1 against every corporation, do ing business ln Nebraska which has not paid its occupation tux, only 1,200 out of 3,000 have fo far met tho re quirements of the law. After Septem ber 1 every corporation which fails to pay the tax will bo assessed a pen alty of $10. November 30, If tho tax has not been paid, the corporation becomes defunct and it It does busi ness ln Nebraska legally It will be required to relile Its articles or Incor poration. The law waa enacted by tho Lite legislature and approximately 4,000 corporations failed to pay the tax and thereby forfeited their charters, charters. Among the large corpora tions which the governor, through a proclamation, declared without legal authority to do business ln the slute was the Rock Island railroad. This company overlooked or failed to pay its tax and seve.al months after it had become defunct an agent of the company camo to the state house to look up the case. He was Informed that the only way, so far thought out, for the railroad to get right, was to refilo its articles of incorporation. This 'would cost In the neighborhood of $35,000. So far nothing has been done, but it is possible the governor will order the attorney general to pro ceed against the company. Telephone Company's Answer. In answer to questions asked by At torney General Thompson, the Ne braska Telephone company filed ln the supreme court a mass of statis tics and statements regaVdlng.the op eration of the company ln this state. These questions are a result of the suit filed by the attorney general at the request of' parties interested In the Lincoln Telephone company from buying a controlling Interest in Inde pendent companies. One of the questions submitted was whether the Nebraska Telephone :ompany would agree to connect with Ebe Lincoln company. In answer. At torney Morsmnn said the Nebraska Jompany would connect with the Un join company or any other company that would bring it business, but it doubted that tho Lincoln company would consent to connect, inasmuch as it had signed a contract not to connect with the Nebraska company tor twenty-five years. The statement filed by the Nebraska company covers the intention and first use of the telephone and its devel ipmont down to the present time. Weeds and Insects. A bulletin on common weeds and Insects of corn fields and potato patches has been issued Jointly by State Superintendent Bishop and Val Keyser of the state university de partment of farmers' lnstltuto.i. It was written by A. K. Nelson and is designed for the benefit and encour agement of tho Nebraska boys' and girls' club. State Taxes. The total amount of Btate taxes charged against the counties is $134, 579.25 less than last year. The in crease in the valuation of all proper ty ln fees received by tho state has resulted ln a reduction of one-half mill In the levy. Dead Man's Identity. Major E. H. Phelps, state command er of the United Spanish War Veter ans, was Informed that the unknown circus employe who dld in Beatrice of sunstroke was Frank P. Fllzpatriek, a member of James W. Milne camp No. 14, United SpanlKh War Veterans, Rockvllle, Conn. Adjutant John J. O'Neill of the Connecticut camp, wrote Commander Phelps, asking that the body be given a soldiers' burial and that the camp would pay Farmers' National Congress. The farmers' national congress which opens Its thirtieth convention ln Lincoln, October G, with a prospec tive attendance of about 2,000 dele gates, played an Important part in bringing about an unusual situation wherein legislation antedated Its prac tical application. Within the last h'w years, although the date may seem like ancient history there was a country wide agitation In favor of re moving the government tax on de natured alcohol. The farners' na tional congress had n hand In foster ing this agitation, the result of which was the eventual removal of the tax. Beautifying Right of Way, All of the railroads entering Lin coln have now signified their approval of the plan proposed by the city park board last spring to clean up und beautify the rights of way ruiiulng through town. State Fair Tickets. At a meeting of the board of man agers of the state fair, it was decided to sell reserves tickets for the grand etand on the race course. The sale of tickets to the grand stand will cease when the full sauting capacity has been sold. VIOLATES THE LAW. Union Pacific Turns Down It Own Mileage. Attorney General Thompson has complained to the railway commis sion that a Union Pacific railroad con ductor refused to accept mileage from a book bought by the attorney peneral more than one year ago. The railway commission will go after tho nillroad company for violating the Knowlos law. which provides that railroads sh:;ll Jssiie 1,000 miles of transportation for $20, the mileage books to be good ln any person's hn nds for two years from date of sale. Tho Union Pacific and other roads af ter delay, pliterd such books on sale, but, seek to override the law by limit ing their lire for one year. It Is said the railroads have Btrict ly enforced the one year limit and ac cept the unused mileage at the end of 0110 year ns payment upon a new $20 bo:k. Assistant Attorney General George Ayers was on oiilclal business when he presented a one-year hook to a Union Pacific conductor. The mile age was refusod and Mr. Ayers paid his fare In cash. The penalty for a violation of tie Knowles law Is a line of from $100 to $500. Drills at the State Fair. Following are the rules governing the competitive drill of fraternal so cieties at the Nebraska State Fair this year: All teams wishing to enter the above contest may do so do by noti fying H. J. Glldersfove, 306 Fraternity building, Lincoln, on or before Sep tember 5. No entranco two will be charged; tickets of admission to the grounds will bo furnished captains only for the actual number taking pnrt ln drill. The entry list must give the names of the captains, and the number of persons constituting their teams. The selection of Judges who ore to act without compensation will be made by the board of man agers of the State Bonrd of Agricul ture from recommendation made from the hend offices of the society repre sented. The Judges when appointed will meet and agree on the rules for scor ing the contest, subject to tho hand! cap adopted by the Board of Agrl culture, and the decision of these Judges shall bo final. Tho captains shall draw for their turn to appear for drill by lot; the drill will take place on tho race track on Tuesday morning, September 6, beginning at 10 a. m.' TKe handicaps are ns follows: "Teama having won first prize at any state fair meeting since 1002 will be handicapped seven points; teams composed entirely of rnen, five points; of Indies and gentlemen, two and one-half points; entirely of ladies, no handicap." Committees Are Working. Nothing has been heard of th work of tho committees somo time ago appointed at -the Nebraska con servation In the state. It is Bald, how ever, that all the committees are at work, and that perhaps little will be heard of what they are dolnpc until the next meeting of the legislature when some of tho reports of the com mittees will be brought to tho atten tion of the legislature. Governor Accepts Invitation. Governor Shallenberger has been' asked to be tho guest of the commit tee in cbargo on the occasion of the visit of Colonel Roosevelt to Omaha on September 2 next. Ho has writ ten to Victor Rosewater, chairman of the committee, Baying he will accept Johnson Granted More Time. The secretaries of the state board of health have granted Dr. W. If. Johnson of Lincoln a continuance of thirty days in tho matter of a com plaint asking the board to revoke hia certificate to practice medicine. Nebraska National Guard. W. B. Throop, general superintend ent of tho Burlington, has written Ad jutant General Hartlgan that railroad employes belonging to tho Nebraska National guard will be permitted to go to Fort Riley, except where such vacations would cripple tho service. Complaint was made that two guards men employed ln the Wymore offices wero unable to get, leave of absence. Mr. Throop replied that the office wai r.ow short-handed and that the loss oi cither man would be serious Deuel County First. Deuel county was the first count? to report its election returns to th secretary of state. The official re turns were as published previously. Spanish War Veterans. Spanish war veterans of the state ore making preparations to attend the seventh national encampment at Den ver, August 2i), 30 and 31. Colonel Roosevelt will attend the Denver meeting, and It Is said he Is to be elected national commander. Dogs Are Increasing. Dogs have kept pace with the grow ing prosperity of the state and not only has this class of property in creased In number, but also in value. Lust year all the dogs could have been bought for $59,350 If the value placed upon them by tho assessors had been paid, while this year the as sessed value of the dogs of the state la $600,110. The average assessed value last year was $1.0ti, and this same figure Is used in the computa tion this year. There were assessed Uat year a total of 111,530 LIGHTNING PLAYS SOME PRANKS PERFORMS MANY QUEER STUNTS IN A NEW JERSEY HOME, NEVER TCUGHED OCCUPANTS rurnlture and Decorations Are Torn or Melted, But No One Is Hurt, Though the Bolt Had to Dodge Them. Lightning has been known to plaj queer freaks, but a strenk of the Jer sey brand which etnick the home of John Ackennnnn ln Rochelle Park, N. J., a few days ago, seems to have done more queer thing in a moment than had been done since Ajax defied: the fluid. From removing the four castors of a tablo to snipping off the steel stub of a pen with which a young woman 'was writing ln nn adjoining house, the zigzagging bolt managed to disrupt or injure most everything In , Its path. The bolt melted the telephone wire and hurled the molten metal against a window with such force as to make mosaics of several punes, the spatter ing hot metal so deeply engraining it- ' self ln the glass that there has been no getting it out. One side of the hall was ripped out and from there the lightning flashed into the pnrlor, where a broken lomp and scattered and broken bric-a-brac told of Its passago through that apart aient. Then It Journeyed to the dining room, where Mr. Ackernian was sit ting. Tho walls, blackened, seared and bulged out on threo fides, show that the bolt struck the room in three places, and Ackerman is still mar veling how it was that tho lightning flashed all around without ever touch ing him. In the kitchen was an old-fashioned clock, quite heavy and fully two feet In height. The lightning removed this from the kitchen and deposited the wreck in the dining-room. The west side of the kitchen wall was blown cut. The kitchen floor was blown up ward. The kitchen table was splin tered into bits and the range was shat tered into many pieces. A young woman next door was writ- The Bolt Crashed Down on Them. lng a letter and her pen-point disap peared as tho bolt shook the place. , Yet, strange to Fay, although there were four persons ln the house at the time not one of the occupants suffered any injury from the freakish bolt other than the shocked surprise that would-be expected on such an exciting occasion. ' 1 .j William II. Jacobs and his son, Charles II. Jacobs, of Aberdeen, Md., had a most remarkable escape from death during a terrific thunderstorm. A holt of lightning struck their barn In which both were occupied at the time In unharnessing a horse. The lightning came through an end of the building like a flash, and struck the animal, killing It immediately, but both men were only momentarily shocked. They recovered within a minute or so and returned to the house. There was a large quantity of hay in the barn, but, strange to say, nothing caught on Are. The only evi dence of the visitation of the electri cal bolt Is the dead horse and a hole 'u one end of the bam. Negro Turning White. Chester, Pa. Fred Hopkins, a ne gro, is gradually turning white. Until a couple of years ago there was not a white spot on him, but gradually his skin began to bleach and his hands and arms are now as white ns those of the Caucasian race, and the skin on his face and neck Is covered with large white spots. A few years ago Hopkins married a yosng white won an, and they live happily together. Preached In Dark Church. Newcastle, Pa. Rev. R? N. Merrill rf the Methodist Episcopal church at Mahonlngton advertised that ho would' preach in the dark. The lights were extinguished because of the heat The church waa crowded wUen the minister entered the pulpit and more than' three-quarters of the congregation' were young folk.