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TOPEKA STATE JOT7HN AXj, ' THTTISSD AT EVENTNGf. KECEMBER 26, TDCTR"
8 ns7 - n yspopsie Sie. Some people wonder why pepEin preparations don't help their dyspepsia. They probably suffer because they cannot digest foods that pepsin does not affect. The reason is, pepsin digests only nitrogenous foods, like egg's, meat and albumin, while entirely different . substances are required to digest the great variety of other foods that are necessary for proper nourishment. Kodol Dyspepsia Cure contains pepsin, but it also contains all the Other digestants, and is capable of com pletely digesting farinas, grains, starches and every other kind of foods. That is why it digests what you eat and allows you to eatall the variety you want; and that is why it cures indigestion, even after everything else lias failed. As it is the only preparation of the kind known, the demand for it has become enormous. Its use affords instant relief from all forms of stomach trouble. If can't help hut do you good -PMpsrsd by K. Q. Da Witt a Oe.. Calcaao. Tb U. bettls centals t limes til 50c ill HE COULD NOT WHITE. Negro Serving Time in Ohio For Al leged Forgery. Columbus, C, Dec 26. James P. Rob erts, a colored jconvict from Green county, is now serving his third term in the penitentiary on a forgery charge, yet he cannot write. The prisoner was received at the in stitution April 16, 1809, and since arriv ing has protested his innocence. He was convicted at Xenia, his home town, of forging the name of Jordan Robb, a groceryraan, to a check for $200, and one of Roberts' defenses was that he could not write his own name. Roberts has maintained that the alleged forged check was never introduced in evidence and could not be, and states that be is the victim of a plot. After serving all but a month of his term certain information comes forth which seems to proclaim Roberts not guilty as charged. Last Saturday he received a communication from a man signing his name as John Williams, of Chicago .The ietter ia dated Columbus, December 18, and it appears that Wil liams came to this city to hold an in terview with Roberts and failed. The letter says: "You are not guilty of the crime of forgery, and I don't see how the court convicted you when you did not know of such a check. I won the check on January 18, 1899, playing poker in John Adams' place, in Xenia. "The next day I saw in the papers o? your arrest, and Mr. Bobb's statement that he did not sign the check. Then I asked an attorney about it, and he told me that they could not send you to prison without the check being produc ed in evidence." One of the Jurors' who was responsi ble for the verdict against Roberts is now employed as guard at the penitentiary- He states that the check was not introduced as evidence, but that the prisoner was .onvicted on the state ment of the officials of the Citizen's National Eank of Xenia and others. Roberts was first sent up from Shelby county in 1882, and in 18S3 from Dela ware, both times for forgery. Woman's Missionary Society. Tiie December meeting of the Worn . en's Missionary society will ba held in the parlor of ths First Presbyterian church, Friday, December 2? at 2:30 p. m. Leader, Mrs. J. M. Townsend. 2 : 30 Devotional. Business. Missionary letters, Mrs. W. W. Mills. Current events on "Syria,' by Mrs. J. Thomas and others who have been there. Home mission topic, "The Mountain eers." Mrs. C. E. Wardin. Solo, Mrs. J. W. F. Hughes. Mission study, "The Century In Per sia." Paper, "The Country, People, Relig ions and Pioneer Work in Persia," Miss Flora Curry. Harp solo, Mrs. F. F. Brown. Paper, "Woman and the Gospel in Persia," Miss Margaret WeiBS. Paper, "The Evangelistic, Education al, and Medical .Work in Persia." Mrs. F. M Oldham. Prayer. Hymn. i Old IPe! Aii r n X MI pain, but invigorates the whole system, and gives old people a youthful feeling by loosening the joints, soften ing the skin and soothing the nerves. It is particularly recommended for Rheumatism, Gout, Lumbago, Crick ia the Back and Stitch in the Side. 50c. a bottle. 779 Bifsta what jfu Eat FOLEY II AS GIVEN UP. No Longer Hopes to Be Appointed Postmaster. Washington, Dec.26. Peter Foley, the postmaster at Parsons. Kan., will, it is understood, not press his application for reappointment by President Hoose velt. Mr. Foley was appointed post master during the recess of congress by the late President McKinley.Oharges were niea against him, and his case was before Postmaster General Smith and President Roosevelt for some time. Mr. Foley before leaving for his home. stated that he had practically abandon ea nope or receiving an appointmen from President Roosevelt, and would not urge his case any further. It ia expected that an appointment for the position will be announced soon after congress assembles. AT THE PLAY LAST NIGHT. "The Eleventh Hour" drew two large uuiiiui:ra a v rn wrora yesteraay. it is a Lincoln J. Carter producetion. He is the Chicago man who is responsible lur xne xornaao, xne tast AlaJi, and all kinds of plays with disseotin rooms, switch shanties and the like in mem. They were all pretty bad. The name of Carter is no guarantee that the production will be good, but iri"his latest melodrama, "The Eleventh Hour." ke has outdone nimselr. As a melodrama pure and simple the play is first class. The company handling the piece is a capable one and if U J. C. continues tproduce plays of the variety of "The Eleventh Hour" his name will be a synonym for in ai. ciass meioarama. HELLO GIRLS FA YORE D. Telephone Operators Remembered oa Christmas Say. If anybody thinks subscribers to the tel ephone exchanges are unappreclativa of the work of th operators they skould have seem the string of gifts which were sent Into the Topeka exchange of the Bell company on Christmas day. The South western Fuel company was particularly generous in remembering the operators, and nearly all the leading firms of the city gave some token of appreciation. One of the "hello" girls received six pounds of candy from the head of a prominent business house. She is sick today. The other operators were remembered similar ly and not only local, but those working the toll lines came in. for a share of the presents. The report that the operators were obliged to put in full time all of Christ mas day was a mistake. In the forenoon it was necessary to keep a large force on amy, Dut in tne axternoon most or them were relieved from service, and all were given two hours in which to eat their Christmas dinner. Was Shot Eleven Times. Hudson. N. T.. Dec 26. Peter A. Hal lenback, a well known farmer, was shot to death last nigrht at his home near Greenport, Columbia county. Eleven shots were nrea ana .ail tooK enect. rnree men were seen later driviner toward Catskill station and it was supposed Hallenback had been shot bv robbers. Four men wero arrested at KmaernooK onsuspioion. 'rnree or tnem are nepnews or tne muraerea man. They are Barton VonWormer, Willis Von Wouner and FVed VonWormer. The fourth man is Harvey Bruce, a cousin of the von warmers. Ail tne prisoners are under 2 years or age. Omea Oil After men and women axe 50 years of age, they begin to decline. Na ture meant it that way. If they have not abused their health those 50 years, no kind of medi-q cine is needed. But nearly every one of us works too hard, eats or drinks too much, or abuses the body some way. Then aches and pains come. In all cases of pain in Old Age, the body should be thoroughly rubbed with Omega Oil. The Oil not only stops the SNAP SHOTS AT HOME NEWS Topeka doctors are busy today. Topeka has surrendered to the teach ers. A new elevator will be put in the Col umbian building. There will be no cases tried in the district court until January 3. The city was enveloped in a London fog last night and this morning. The Wichita teachers arrived in a special car at 4:40 this morning. F. Cook and family, of Valley Falls, nave been spending a few days in l' peka. Lyon county has a delegation of forty teachers here attending the state meet ing. Silby Kelly wrote his father, H. B. Kelly, a check for $1,000 for a Christmas present. Charles B. Hanford will be at the Crawford tonight in . "The Taming of the Shrew." "Cider" Smith said something about misty weather on December 2b several day in advance. "W. W. Carr, day Associated Press op erator, has returned from a visit of a week in Eudora. Observer Jennings used a nutmeg grater this morning to measure the density of the fog. J. R. Ness, of Topeka. has gone to Chanute to begin his work as traveling auditor for the Santa Fe. The A. D. T. boys were all presented with new suits yesterday by the man agement of the company. Topeka was treated to a sample of southern race wars last evening with the difference that no one was killed. All of the late night and early morn ing trains brought in big delegations of teachers attending the annual gather ing. The streets appeared, deserted yester day ia comparison with the day before when Christmas shopping was at its Height. H. J. BeveUe. formerly manager of the Western Union here, has a position as day operator in the Santa Fe general offices. A Toneka bachelor who is a close observer says that Kansas school ma'ams are growing better looking ev ery year. Not a Christmas tree burned yester day and no one shot Santa Claus by mistake for a burglar. The millennium is coming. The regular yearly meeting of the Commercial club will be held on Janu ary 8. The election of officers will oc cur at that time- Students and graduates of Baker uni versity will hold a reception and re union this afternoon from 4:30 to 5:30 in the senate chamber. A song and music recital will be given Friday evening at the home of Mrs. C. G. Foster by the members of the Foster Humane society. You have remembered everybody but yourself for Christmas. Why not get a suit. Jno. F. McManus & Co., tailors. are showing some beauties. Many Topeka young folks misjudged their capacity on Christmas day and they saw things not on the programme while they slept last night. The small boy who received his first pair of skates from Santa Claus is wishing for a repetition of the cold weather of a week ago. Observer Jenning will not allow any jokes in his presence about this fog being the London kind. He says it is the straight Kaw valley variety. Representatives of the Knights of the Protected Ark, a beneficiary order, will hold their national council in Topeka, beginning this evening, in Security hall. Thomas Davis celebrated Christmas by breaking into jail. He was arrested oa a state warrant charging him with robbing Mac Overton's grocery store in North Topeka. The Topeka Choral society will sing the "Coming of the King" tonight at the Auditorium. It is one of the fea tures of the State Teachers' association meeting here this week. M. A. Bailey, formerly a dispenser of mathematics at the Kansas State Nor mal is attending the State Teachers' association.- He is now a professor in a New York teachers' training school. About 500 people attended the mas querade ball given at the Auditorium last night by the Modern Woodmen of America. The prize for the best waltz- ers was given to T. B. Hannlgan and his sister. Now that Christmas is past things will begin to be done towards the actual realization of the Kansas Midwinter exposition. About three-fourths of the booth space at the exposition has been contracted for. Red seems to be a favorite color with the schoolma'ams. One of them an nounced during a speech last night that there were zt red waists or . different shades in a single section of those seat ed in Representative hall. Otis Ogg, of Thayer, Kas., was brought to Topeka yesterday to have his feet amputated. Mr. Ogg had his feet frozen during the recent severe cold pell. He was brought to Topeka by Drs. Coffman and Barker, of Thayer. Lawrence Journal: If General Met- calf persists in his determination to live in Lawrence, Topeka will probably in stitute quo warranto proceedings and make him show how he can hold an office without residing in Topeka. In announcing a concert by the Apol lo club in Chicago the Record-Herald refers as follows to a Topeka young lady, in enumerating the singers: "Miss Mabelle Crawford, a rising contralto. well known in Chicago, and who has won favor singing oratorio in western cities." Ticklin Harper, a brother of the no torious Jess Harper, and considerable of a crook on his own account, was arrested here yesterday for violating a parole given by the officers at Lawrence. Harper was released rrom jau at Law rence on condition hs would not leave the city. Another Death From Firs. Philadelphia, Dec. 26. Another death occurred today as the result of a fire last night in the home of James H. Connelly, in West Philadelphia. Mary Connelly, aged 4 years, was burned to death last night, and today Mrs. Ella Connelly, 28 years old, wife of James Connelly, died in a hospital from 'In juries received through leaping from a second-story window. Harry Connelly, two months old, was fatally injured, and his death is momentarily expected. Three other members of the family who were badly burned will recover. Birmingham Elks Generous. Birmingham. Ala., Dec. 26. The Elks of Birmingham presented to the poor people of this city a Christmas tree loaded with gifts last night, and 2.000 children took part in the festivities. Every poor child or woman who went to the theater where the celebration took place was given a silver quarter as a present. Texan Killed in a Duel. Lockhart, Tex., Dec 26. As the re sult of a duel near Coxville, Lon Baker was Killed and Jim Carrey was Daniy wounded. Caffey was brought here, and is in jau. Alger Improves. Detroit, Mich., Deo. 2. At Gen. Alger's residence this morning it was reported that he had passed a very good sight. . LOOK OUT FOR SCHEMES. McKinley Memorial Association 1 3 ' sues a Warning. Cleveland, Dec. 26. The McKinley Memorial association with headquarters in this city has had its attention called to so many enterprises of a commercial nature, tending to make capital out of the sentiments of public affection for Wm. McKinley that the following state ment has been issued by Judge Wm. R. Day, ex-secretary of state and pres ident of the association: "The public is especially cautioned against any enterprise attempting to make capital out of the sentiments of affection which inspired the desire to rear at the grave of the late president a memorial which shall fittingly honbr his memory. It Is the desire of the trustees that all contributions shall be the free will offering of the people and they respectfully request the public to discourage all propositions which may seem to have as their object the obtain ing of money by giving all or part of the proceeds to the memorial fund. The public is hereby notified that the Mc Kinley Memorial association has no connection with or relation to any other association or to any enterprise of a commercial nature." FIGHT INJ5HURCH. Six Men Badly Hurt and Meet ing Broken Up. Piketon, O., Dec. 26. Six men were fatally wounded in a general fight at a small country church at Pike Postoffice last night and a panic took place among the worshippers. A series of re ligious meetings was in progress at the church and the building was filled when Charles and Orrln Day appeared slight ly intoxicated and; announced that "they had come to clean out the Leggs' a family with which the Days had had frequent quarrels. A general fight resulted in the church and around it. Women and children sought safety from revolvers an.l knives by jumping out of the windows. Only the minister, Mr. Dowe remained. At the close six men lay fatally hurt, Charles and Orrin Day, Wesley Legg, Joseph Williams, John Currant and Ije- banon Williams. Physicians were call ed from Piketon and Idaho to attend the wounded men and the sheriff was notified. Many others were slightly in jured. MUST LEAVE LA COSTA. Spanish Squatters Are Warned to Vacate the Island. Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 26. The Spanish squatters on the Island of La Costa government reservation, near the mouth of Charlotte harbor, must leave there at once, under orders from the treasury department. The. revenue cut ter Hamilton, acting under orders., visi ted the island last week and Lieutenant F. S. VanBasgeriok delivered the ultimatum to the squatters. There were about 40, including men, women and children. They were found on the xSeacb ostensibly fishing. Over a year ago the cutter McLean visited the island and captured a num ber of smugglers. They found that the island was made a rendezvous for smuggling liquors Into the Florida mainland, the fishing business being only a ruse. The island contains sev eral hundred acres. Most of the people there are Spanish. If the squatters refuse to go within 30 days or so troops from Key West will De sent to take tnem away. IS SHOT DEAD. Girl's Awful Mistake Is Fatal to a Relative. Duck Hill, Miss., Dec. . 26. Frank Royal, a young man, was shot and kill ed near this place last night by the daughter of his brother-in-law, J. S Mills, whom he and his wife were visit ing. Mills and Royal left for town in the evening and upon their return Royal, for1 the sake of a joke, failed to answer JVirs. Mills, who called to him as he started to enter the hallway. Beatrice Mills, a 14-year-old girl, think ing it some person bent on mischief, seized a shotgun and fired the entire load into Royal's heart as he opened the door. TARIFF MAKES TROUBLE. Australia Appears to Be No Excep tion to the Rule. Victoria, B. C, Dec. 26. H. W. Mon tague, ex-secretary of state of Canada, arrived by the steamer Aorangi from Australia yesterday. Speaking of the federation in the South seas, he said that the recent tariff will greatly affect trade with Canada and the United States, but a market could be found for machinery, wheat, manufactured fabrics and other goods from this continent. The people of Australia are much stirred up over the new tariff. The great political questions in Australia at present are the high tariff and colored labor. Upon the settlement of the lat ter depended largely the sugar industry of Queensland. The passage of acts re stricting Kanaka immigration will greatly affect sugar plantations. The doctor attended the opening of the new federal parliament, which was a mag nificent reception. Australians have greatly advanced in labor legislation, having a minimum wage and pension for workmen of over 65 years. The fed eration is anxiously awaiting the con struction of the Pacific cable. EIGHTH WONDER. Royal Palace on the Restored. Bam to Be New Tork, Dec. 2S. Queen Wilhel mina is . again considering her project of restoring to the city of Amsterdam the royal palace on the Dam, says a dispatch from The Hague to the Journal and American. This palace, which has sometimes been described as the eighth wonder of the world, was built some 300 years ago, and until the beginning of the nineteenth century was the head quarters of the municipality of Amster dam. Louis Bonaparte, however, when king of Holland, established his resi dence there, and it has ever since re mained the Amsterdam abode of the sovereign of The Netherlands. It is, however, rarely occupied by the queen. Learning that the city was about to be asked to provide at a large cost a new town hall, the existing Hotel de Vllle be ing no longer adequate to the require ments of the municipal administration, she announced her intention of restoring the fine palace oai the Dam to the use for which it was originally intended, and to turn It over to the authorities of Amsterdam. Her action in the mat ter has greatly pleased the people of Amsterdam. MILLIONS IN SIGHT When Edward Taylor Bradford, the Inventor, Died. New Tork. Dec. 26. Regarding the report that Edward Taylor Bradford the inventor and mining engineer, had suceeded in disposing of his interests in a patent smelter for over a million dol lars just previous to his death in this city, Alfred C. Purdy, a partner of the dead man, said: "Mr. Bradford had perfected a smelt er which decreased the expense of re ducing ores by two-thirds, an invention to which he had devoted the greater portion of his professional life. One of his smelters is in practical operation in Utah, and another is being erected in the state of Washington. In addition to this he was negotiating the sale of a rich mine in Alaska under an arrange raent by which he was to receive a large block of stock. I was his partner and we were negotiating with four promi nent bankers of this city. Mr. Bradford was a comparatively poor man. but am sure that within a year he would have realized from $1,000,000 to $1,250,000. I am going to try to save part of this money for his estate, but I am not sure what 1 can do. His home was in Den ver, where he leaves a wife, a son and two daughters. I have received word from Mrs. Bradford to send her hus band's body to Denver, and will comply with her request today." BEER AFLOAT. Fire Hundred Kegs MoYing Down the Delaware. Philadelphia, Dec 26. Five hundred kegs of beer are due to reach Philadel phia from a Northampton brewery some time today. They are coming by water, each on its own account. Not willing to let this treasure go to waste, the population of the river front is spending the Hours in skiffs upon the Delaware. The beer kegs were stacked upon i platform outside the brewery at North ampton. Undermined by the freshet, the supports gave way and the kegs tumbled into the river. The brewery ad vertised a reward of 15 cents for each key, empty or full. Some of the kegs are empty, but the majority of them are said to be full and floating, with Just an inch or two showing above the surface. , It is expected that they will get here by noon, if not before. THREE NEGROES KILLED. Christmas Say at Bhreveport Far From Peaceful. Was Shreveport, La., Dec 26. Christmas day had its trail of bloodshed and fire in Shreveport. There were three kill ings, all of the victims being negroes, and a fire which destroyed property valued at $70,000. The three killings re ported were those of Jack Ryan, colored, who was shot by an unknown; Hezekiah Ewell, shot and killed by Charles Bell, and the body of an unknown negro was found in what is known as Wilson alley. An examination by the coroner revealed an ugly bullet wound in the right side of the unknown man. No arrests were made in connection with any of the killings. WHITE HOUSE CLOSED. Will Not Reopen Until After New Year's Day. Washington, Dec. 26. The White House will remain closed until New Tear's day. Only visitors having urg ent and Important business will be seen by the president during the coming week. Mr& Roosevelt and the children with Dr. Rixey will sail down the Po tomac this afternoon on the government yacht Dolphin. They will be gone sev eral days. A portion of the time will be spent at a club house on an island near Quantico, va., about ZO miles irom Washington, and Dr. Rixey and Theo dore, jr., expect to have some duck shooting from the club's blinds. The president will remain here while tne family is away. He will entertain some of his friends at luncheon and dinner each day. TEXAS WHITECAPS. Call Aged Man to the Boor and Shoot Him Bead. i Paris, Tex., Dec. 26. Rev. J. H. Mc- Clinton, living near Deport, was called to his door at an early hour this morn ing and shot to death by a crowd of men. He claimed to nave recognized some of thenx and gave their names to officers before dying. Soldier Stabbed in Saloon Row. San Francisco, Dec. 26. During a row in a saloon near the Presidio, William Ross of the coast artillery was stabbed by an unknown soldier. A riot followed. Stones and bricks were thrown and two shots were fired. About one thousand soldiers, it is estimated, gathered. The provo guard and police had to be called out to restore order. Fifty-nine soldiers were put in the gvardnouse and 15 otners taken to the police station. Ross was not badly hurt. During the row Policeman Brown was struck by a stone which in flicted a slight scalp wound. Fewer Warships Being Built. New York. Dec 26. According to the London correspondent of the Tribune this has been a good shipbuilding year for Great Britain, but there has been a note worthy diminuition in the number of war ships built for foreign powers. The ves sels included in this year's return are principally for Japan, and at the prpesent moment there are practically no large ships building for foreign navies. The falling off in orders is attributed to polit ical considerations. Col. Renfro of Texas Bead. San Antonio. Tex., Dec. 26. Col. R. B. Renfro of Brownsville.a prominent Tex as politician and one of the leading Republicans of this state, died at Cor pus Christi last night. He was collec tor of customs at Brownsville, Texas., during President Harrison's adminis tration. Cotton Oil Mill Plant Burned. Florence. S. C Dec 26. The cotton oil mill plant owned by the Virginia- Carolina Chemical company, with 600 tons of cottonseed and products, was destroyed by fire last night, causing a lbss of $SO,000. Insurance $30,000. Fatal Shooting at Hot Springs. Hot Springs, Ark.. Dee. 26. Frank Mallory. proprietor of a restaurant, was shot and killed by Frank Chilcut, a sa loonkeeper. It is claimed tnat tne Kill ing was in self-defense. Chilcut ia in jail. Tt m linlikeiv that there will be any more great rushes to the Klondike. Peo ple realize that snow and starvation can be attained much nearer home and at less expense. Washington Star. "KEllAM'S" 711 Kansas Ave. We extend the State w. gikviin, auu n wiuiai i u v i kauuil t-W visit . , f THE LARGEST BOOK STORE and FINEST ART SALON IN KANSAS Complimentary to the Association we offer this week 4 4 PER CENT. Mj Books and 4 Special stationery and accommodations for 4t those wishing to write notes and letters. 4 4 4 4( 4 4 Our Stock the AND Prices lower than the Lowest 4v 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 REMEMBER 711 Kansas Ave. BEST PERSONALLY CONDUCTED TOURIST EXCURSIONS TO- (ALIFOBcNI ' "VIA LErAVE TOPEKA. Wednesdays and Fridays VIA Scenic Line LATEST IMPROVED TOURIST CARS PAST E. W. Thompson, A. G. P. YIGOKOUS ACTION. Toward Venezuela Is Expected on Fart of Germany. New Tork, Dec 26. According to the Port of Spain, Trinidad, correspondent of the Herald, Germany Intends to act vigorously against President Castro's government in Venezuela for the lat ter's failure to pay the interest on the debt owing the German bankers during the last three years. A naval demon stration, it is alleged, would have taken place by this time had it not been that the German cruiser Vineta needed re pairs and had to go to the United States for an overhauling. - Se Lost Two Fortunes. New Tork, Dec. 26. Charles J. Burke, who inherited one fortune, made anoth er as a haberdasher in Philadelphia and lost both in stock speculation, is dead in this city. Burke was born in Cincin nati 64 years ago, was educated for the law and, removing to Philadelphia be came rapidly known in politics. He entered trade and for nearly twenty years was in tne rurnlsmng goods dusi- ness in Philadelphia. After railir; in business he came to this city but was unsuccessful. Stearns7 Electric Rat and Roach Paste and die out of the house. One Ingredient dries up their bodies, leaving no odor. It la a safe and sure exterminator also of Mice, Water Bugs, Croton Bugs, Cockroaches and all other vermin. It has been in general use in houses, stores, hotels, factories, offices, public buildings, etc., for twenty-five years. Absolutely guaranteed. JV I ITI r At . Substitute mni Imftstlons sr worthless. CAUTION: taUM STEADS' ELECTR1CJ Ok. stat 28 cants a box st Druggists ana Grocers or sent direct by Express prepaid. STEARNS' ELECTRIC PASTE CO., Chicago, ISSfc 71 T Kansas Ave. Teachers' Association OFF ON ALL Pictures 30 4 s Largest, OUR 711 Kansas Ave. X THE NUMBER.. ?- LEAVE TOPEKA Wednesdays VIA Southern Route TRAINS T. A., Topeka, Kans. CHRISTMAS SHOOTING. v Celebration in Texas Results in ths Death of Two. Nacogdoches, Tex., Dec. 26. While a crowd of men were discharging pistols in celebration of Christmas a- stray bullet struck Mitch Bird, aged 15, in flicting a mortal wound. The boy's father then fired into the crowd with a shotgun, seriously wounding Ed Lee, Reuben Chandler and Edgar Moore, all negroes. The boy is dead and one of the negroes is dying. A Texas Freight Wreck. Grand Saline, Tex., Dec. 26. In a freight wreck near Silver Lake today 15 cars -v,era derailsd and five parsons more or less in jured. The Texas & Pacific "cannonball" engine, which, had been detained and sent on with a wrecking crew, was derailed while returning from the wreck and four men were injured none fatally. i Triumph For Common Sense. Buenoe Ayres. Dec 26. The Naehlon says the arrangrerasnt arrived at between Argentina and Chili is more of a triumph for common sense than a triumph of di plomacy. The I'als sa.y that delay in ending the state of armed peace existing would ruin Chili and retard Argentina progress for 20 years. RATS EAT