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1 AGON hi H VOLUME LVII. NUMBER 23. MACON, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 1907. MACON FOR GREATER MISSISSIPPI IlovirtM tfi the Atirtfulttiral, Commercial mid IuduKirfal Development of Hie Ktate'i li,(i,imiirub:e Kesnuices -Of.ViftI Orifan of l),,iiirlmrnt of Aiirlcullurn and Coiuinerm nr II. E. ULAKESI.EB, Jackson. Mississippi is peculiarly adapted to tiio raising of hogs us lias been so often repented in these, columns, but tho ac cumulation of actual experience by those wlio are ifivinj; it a trial, einptia sizos tho statement more and more. Tlie.ro are men who insist that meat can he produced here at a cost of three cents per pound net, and should their theory fall short ono cent when put to tho test and tho cost ho four cents, it ia one of the best paying adjuncts to any farm or household. Mr. John Gewin of PeKalb, Kemper county, recently killed a hoff that weighed X2." poumis net at 21! months old and two others that weighed 1,2,'U pounds. While these wero rather old hogs and not tho most economically raised, they show what can be clone when- sizo is a considera tion. In addition to these ho killed three, shoats ten months ul I that netted S2o pounds, and which were no doubt the best hot;s he killed when tho cost per pound is taken into consideration. These hojfs were given no especial at tention and were raised under rather unfavorable circumstances. .Mr. Cewji Is not a farmer, but has a small loe in which he kept tho animals. Had lie the plats of forage crops for grazing and other necessaries ho would no doubt have made greater record, al though what he has done is worthy of Heriouseonsidoratiou. Weshould by all means raise our meat at home, and bid adieu to the smokehouses that are at present located in Kansas City and Chi cago. Sometime since notice was mado in the public print that, a merchant at Ripley had shipped a car of corn to some point in the State further soul! the corn being bought from farmers of Tippah county who had a surplus on hand. This little notice of a few lines spoke a volume for the good people of Tippah county, who are not only rais ing the com necessary for consumption at home, but have a surplus for their less fortunuto neighbors. It is safe to nssert that Tippah will buy but little meat for this year, that more stock will be raised than necessary to supply the home demand and that the supply merchant, will do a moderate business in tho county. It might also be a safe bet that tho delinquent tax list in that county makes a favorable showing with tho one from a county that buys corn, and thai the newspapers will get slight picking from the publication of mortgage sales. It is tho indication of a healthy condition and is to lie desired by every county in the State. ... A corn and cotton club was organized in Pike county a few days since by Superintendent Otkiu of tho public schools. Organization was perfected along lines similar to those, of other eiubs formed in the State this year. Superintendent Otlrin embraces cotton as well as corn in tho crops to bo raised, and the plan Is not a bad one by any means. Cotton is our greatest crop at present, and will remain so for many years to como. Then it should be given tlie'placo of prominence it de serves. The "show day" for displaying the result and awarding of prizes will beheld afc.Magnolia in the fall. It is expected that I'ike will show up well with tho other counties of tho State that have, undertaken this commenda ble work, and the gentleman who is responsible for the movement is deserv ing of much credit. There should be a premium on good roads cranks. Mississippi needs them just a little of tho worst. They should bo sent to the legislature and mado members of the board of supervisors. If there is ono subject more important than any other, it is tho bettering of the condition of our public roads. It w ould not bo well for a cocnty to spend a largo' sum of money trying to make all of tho roads good at one time. We do not know just what 'would bo tho best method of road building, and tho plan that would prove a success in one county might bo a failure in another. So it would undoubtedly bo the best to build a few miles of road this year, a few next and so on until the whole county was provided with passable highways. Hy this means the experi ence gained this year would bo mado use of in building next year and so on. Interest in tho subject is growing very fast and it is safe to predict that the next five years will see more roads built than in tbe past twenty-five years. The warehouse offers tho most sensi ble and economical solution of the question of an intelligent handling of our great cotton crop. Every county should have ono or more. Are you helping to build them? '' Farmers' Warehouse. The Farmers' Union has decided to establish a mammoth cotton warehouso at Houston. Preliminary arrangements aro being mado. , Kick on Insurance. Insurance men throughout the lum ber sections of Mississippi are trying to devise some satisfactory means for re adjusting lumber insurance, and com plain that tbe present conditions sur rounding such insurance havo grown to be intolerable. Laying Heavy Bails. The work of laying new steel rails on the Gulf and Ship Island between Jack son und Hattiesburg Is In progress and within the next few months the entire main lino of the system will be equipped with the heaviest rails manufactured. 'hTa Be Addrosscd by A swell. Prof. Aswell, ctmncellor-elect of tin University of Mississippi, will deliver the. baccalaureate address In connection with the commencement exercises of Holhaven Female College, which will taffie place Id June, There Is alivavs a reason for looking upon the bright side of things. Tho in fluence for good if nothing elso. Mis sissippians have a great deal to ba thankful for, and they are reasonably thankful, too. There aro some croak ers and grumbler, but whet country Is without them? This is tho best Stato in the Union, and we want it generally known, more esneciallv anione our own people. To lie optimistic it is not at all necessary to forgot that eternal watch fulness is the price for our continued prosperity. Being In a good humor does not mean that designing persons or corporations can como In and got what does not rightfully belong to them, Show plainly that you are proud of our great and prosperous State, but at the same timo keep a keen eyo out for those who would make it otherwise. The peoplo of Crystal Springs Hre very much awake to the interests of the town and surrounding country. It is in the center of the largest truck growing section of the State, and for years the truck cars have been iced at othor points, no factory being in operation there to care for the business. A com pany has been recently organized to build a factory with sulhcient capacity to furnish ice for the cars as well as other trade, and will be in operation in a very short time. The business league is now actively engaged in the work of promoting a new city hall for the uso of the municipal ollicers, us well as other coinnicndalilo enterprises. A wide-awake business organization can be of great help to a community and it is passing strange that somo of our towns are still without them. Contrary to expectation, the oyster industry in Mississippi is holding up re markably well. It was feared that the loss of so much territory to Louisiana would seriously affect the output for this State, and that, a great falling off in the business would result. However an intelligent handling of tho business, planting the beds as they aro worked over, and properly caring for and pro tecting them, is proving that we can still hold our important position in the oyster-producing world. While tho territory is necessarily prescribed, oysters can bo produced on tho same plan as intensive farming, and the in dustry will remain as one of our most important industrial assets. Lauderdale county, one of tho most progressive in the Stato, is becoming inoculated with the good roads virus. Mass moetings have recently been held in Meridian where tho subject was carefully and intelligently discussed and it is the purpose of the citizens to carry the campaign to tile most remote districts of the county. The interest in better roads is of mucli promise for doing something to make them better. When the peoplo begin Investigating a subject, and especially ono of such great Importance, they aro sure to work and devise some reasonable means of accomplishing tho object sought. May this great movement gain in strength as the year grows older and never experience a period of waning interest. . The failure of organizations among farmers in tho past should not in tho least discourage them. These failures are nothing mora than great educa tional lessons that are to be taken ad vantage of at the present time and will enable them to steer clear of the wreckers that line tho path of all such organizations. When tho farmer is properly educated his organization will bo as strong and effectual as that of Ilarrimau, Hill, Morgan & Co. Keep the good work going on and in the meantime make the preparation that is necessary to perpetuate tho organiza tion. Harrison county continues to submit, evidence of superiority in the line of biir turnips. The Herald nt Ililoxi notes that Charles Anderson brought ono to that oilieo that weighed seven pounds and six ounces, and in addition that ho promises to grow one next fall that will weigh tweuty-livo pounds. If tho Harrison county exhibit at the Stato Fair this fall has Mr. Anderson's turnip weighing twenty-five pounds In it, he can have the gold medal, silver medal, first prize money and a string of ribbon that will reach to the coast. Are you coming, Mr. Anderson? Iloost vour Union and the work it is doing. Don't knock, for there will ho plenty of fellows on tho outside too that, , Urge all good men to como in and give their influence and financial assistance that is, an wno are eligi ble. The Mississippi Union should number 75,000 men by August 1st and 120,000 by the first of next January. The present spring has been a most remarkable one and the weather for farming has been highly favorable. In view of these facts it is somewhat sur prising that reports from some sections of tho Stato aro not good as to tno progress that has been made in farming operations. Work on Masonic Home. Construction work has been bogun on the Masonic Widows' and Orphans' Homo at Meridian. Tho homo will cost approximately $35,000. It will consist of six buildings and is to be completed as soon as possible. Gnats Kill Stock. Reports from tho HI? Rlack river neighborhood Btato that buffalo gnats havo appeared in large numbers and are killing stocky Farmers' Cotton Warehouses. The Mississippi branch of the Farm ers' Educational nad Co-operative Union expects to have at leost twenty five cotton warehouses In readiness for operation in the State before the har vesting of the 1907 cotton crop is com menced. Rifle Tournament. M-'t.-On. Fridge U endeavoring to mako'arrangements for a five State rilk tournament to take place- at tho mili tary rillo range at Vi.oksbur;r during the summer, between tho troops of Mississippi, Louisiana., Tciinuseo, Ttas aud Alabama. ALLOTMENT FOR LEVEFS. Share of First and Second Districts la Increased. Memphis, Tenn.-A part of the :!, 000,000 appropriated by congress to im prove tho Mississippi river has been allotted for that purpose by the Missis sippi river commission which recentlv made its aniiuat'Qiir of inspection of the river. T he first allotment include" $1,750,000, and will be followed soon by the remainder. The appropriation in increased from two to three million. The allotment is as follows: Upper St. Francis levee district, $115,000; lower St. Francis levee dis trict, $225,000; White river district $1W,0J0; lower Yazoo, 225,UU0: upper lensas, 1225,000; lower Tensas, t'M), 000; Atcbafalaya, Hi0,000: Pontchar- train, $125,000; Barataria, $25,000; Lake Uorgno, $25,000. Fur bank improve ments at Old Town Bend, Ark., thirty miles oelow Memphis, $105, 000; for Bolivar, Miss., $:15,000; Lake Provi dence, $25,000; Hied Bedford, live miles below Helena, $10,000; iioudurant Chute, $:i,000; Kempo Bend, $12,000. There remains of the original appro priation the sum of $1,250,000. A LIVING TYPHOID FACTORY Strange Caao of New York Woman Spreading Contagion. New York. A puzzling case is under observation in the Reception Hospital in this city. The patient is a woman, apparently in perfect health, but who is detained because she is suspected of having communicated typhoid to about twenty-live persons within the past six years. According to Dr. Walter Ben zol, the woman is literally a living ty phoid factory. She was stricken with the disease about six vears ago. It ran the usual course and she recovered. Now it is found that in all that time since she was declared cured of tvphoid she has kept on nurturing and develop ing typhoid germs. Though herself immune, the germs which she has been developing have been a constant source of danger and contagion to all with whom she has come in contact. Sus plclon was attracted to the woman as typhoid invariably apiared in families where she was employe 1, and when she was taken to the hospital the suspicion was confirmed through ;he culture test. AGED BISHOP DROPS DEAD. J. C. Grauberry of Virginia Succumbs to Heart Failure. Richmond, Ya. Bishop John Cowper Cranberry, 70 years of uge, for ii num ber of years one of the most prominent and beloved members of the Virginia .'onference, dropped dead iu his chair at his home in Ashland this morning Death was due to heart failure. Bishop Uranberry's wife dropped dead iu the chair in which her husband succumbed several months ago while preparing to take a ride with her husband. A sin gular conincidenee is that both Bishop Cranberry and his wife were scheduled to visit. l!ev. Dr. J. W. Young in this citv on Monday following ; lie death of each. Bishop Cranberry was chairman of the board of trustees of Randolph-Macon College at the time of his death, He gave up the active work of a bishop nearly nine years ago. Bishop Cranberry was active in tho service of the church up to the time of the civil war. He served as a soldier and chaplain during that momentous struggle, receiving a wound which was believed at the time to be fatal. A BELLIGERENT CHAPLAIN Invites Critics of Legislature to Make Criticisms Personal. Austin, Tex. In consequence of the wave of reform unit seems to nave swept Texas of Into looking to the abo lition of gambling and efforts to get prohibition safely established, tbe pres ent legislature has been most drastic in tho enactment of laws covering thoso points, and these enactments in connec tion with those trying to purify politics, eliminating the, theatrical trust, and tbe free pass privilege, has caused con siderable criticism of members of the legislature from all over tho State. Probably in cognizance of this fact, Chaplain Joyce, of the house, this morning in his regular moruiug prayer at the opening of the session, said: "Hundreds of men iu the State are today cursing the laws recently enact ed. Why do they not como and curse tho lawmakers? Perhaps they have a wholesome fear that their teeth will be knocked down their throats by the lists of those stalwart lawmakers. Hundreds of thousands arc blessing those laws; why not bless tho men that passed them?" - Hunt for Husband. Chicago. Mrs. Sarah Graft was found dead in bed at her homo today with a deep gash over her right temple. The lloor of the room and the bed clothing were spattered with blood. Tho police ore looking for tho woman's husband. TEN MILLION SURPLUS Shown by Government Statement of Receipts and Expenditures. Washington, The comparative stuta ment of tho government receipts and expenditures for March, l!)07, shows tbe total receipts to have been $fi-l,221,D.j3 and the expenditures $4:1,002,0(17, leav ing a surplus for the month of $10,01!), 040. Tho surplus for the nine months of tho present fiscal year is over ?51, 200,000,000. The expenditures are over $2,000,000 less than for March, 1000. Ten Years in the Pen. Warsaw, Mo. Mnj. Harvey W, Sal mon, ono of the owners of the Salmon & Salmon Bank, which failed at Clin ton, Mo., on Juno 21, 1005, with liabili ties of $):0ti0,000, was found guilty by a jury here today on the charge of grand larceny, bnsed upon tho allegations that he I'icolvcd dop'wln when he knew his bank to be in a fulling condition. His "punishment was tlxed at throe Jem's iu tho penitentiary. Maj, Salmon was formerly pniminnt in Uio politics uf this Statu. E ASSISTANT ATTORNEYS GENERAL APPOINTED TO TASK. JUDGE 6UP.CIJ IN CHARGE OF THEM Many Attorneys Prominent In West Are Given a Place on the Corps, the Denver, Co.o Owing to tho In creasing importance and vuiume of business of the west, the depart ment uf justice has practically organ ized a corps of special assistant at torneys general for tho work of in vestigating coal, timber and other laud frauds and offenses west of the Mis souri river, placing Special Assistant Attorney General M. C. Iiurch in super visory charge of them. Judge Iiurch has been in Denver for some time past, quietly organizing present and future operations. Under his supervision a strong force of special assistant special attorneys have been employed. Among these are S. R. Bush, of Omaha; Er nest Knaebel, of Denver; F. A. May naid, of Salt Lake; E. 11. Tong Du rango and II. H. Schwartz, of Helena, Mont. While none of these men are specially located at tho point named, mattei's are so arranged that any of them may bo called to any point need ing their attention. Although Judge liinch has not set-' tied on any location, It is probable that the major part of his time for the Immediate future will be spent in Den ver and that this place will be in effect hcadqi.nrters for tho western operation of the department of justice attorneys and specU.l attorneys. Is Adjudged Insane. Cormel, N. Y. Jennie Iiurch goes to .Matteawun. The jury, which since Monday has been trying the young girl fur the poisoning of Baby Wil bur Wlnship, late Thursday returned a verdict of "not guilty by reason of Insanity," and Justice Miller at once ordered her committed to the asylum for the crmiulal insane. Th. verdict came to the 15-year-old girl as tdie sat alone in tho courtroom and she broke down and wept bitterly. Suspected Dynamiter Arrested. Cripple Creek, Colo. Roy Bour- tpiln. aged 17 years, was arrest ed here, charged with attempting to blow up the county hospital with dyna mite. Ho placed several sticks cf dynamite on the hospital furnace, but. luckily It was discovered in timer Had it exploded, heavy loss of life doubt less would have resulted. Hourquin has a mania for explosions. A year ago lie lost an eye nnd his right, hand as a result of setting off dynamite. Free Scholarships for Employes. Philadelphia, Penn. The directors of the Pennsylvania Railroad Co. accepted the orr of Anne, Frank and Clarke Thompson, children of the late Frank Thompson, a former presi dent of the company, to establish the Frank Thompson scholarships" in order to glvo the sons of the living or deceased employes of all the lines of the railroad an opportunity for a technical education. The directors ac cepted a fund of $120,000. The scholar ships will be worth $600 a year each. Duchess Is Coming. Paris, France. Althoneh frequent denials have been made that the duch ess of Marlborough would visit tho United States, it is now reported that the duchess, accompanied by her two sons and her father, Wm. K. Vander- bllt, will sail for America on April 16. She will spend somo tlmo In New York and Newport, It Is said. tomb Explosion. Constantinople, Turkey. There wa3 bomb explosion In the Pera quarter of this city yesterday. Iie- ond the fact that two men wero Killed and four wouudou, no detaila have been learned. Steel Plant Burns. Baltimore. Md. Tho plant of the Maryland Btoel cur orks nt Curtis Bay w;i3 destroyed by fire Saturday irnliut nnd the loss will probably be between $100,000 and $150,000. Nearly ,000 aro Idle. Dcell Wins From Dwyer Denver, Colo., March 23. At the Denver Athletic c'ub here Friday night, Fred Bcell of Wisconsin won from M. J. Dwyer cf Denver in a catch-as-catch-can wrestling bout, se curing two In three falls. Missouri Farmers Organize. West Plains, , Mo.-r-A stato union o'. the farmers' Kuie.aUoi.il and o-operallvo Union of America has been organised here by delegates representing every county of the state, DENIES PARDON WAS OFFERED, United States Attorney Gordon Con tradicts Statement of Burton. Washington, D. C. Peyton Gordon, United States attorney in charge o. pardons, denies the statement of former United States Senator Burton that a pardon had been offered to Mr. Burton a few days after he was place! In jail at Ironton, Mo., to serve his i- months' term. ..lr.. Gordon de clares that a few days after Mr. Bur ton's Imprisonment began a number of letters were received at tho depart ment of justice asking for a pardon for the former se. ntor. As there was nothing to indicato that these letters had been written with Mr. Burton's knowledge. Mr. Gordon wrote to Mr Burton and called attention to the let ters and suggested that If Mr. Burton so desired, the communications woul.1 bo forwarded to the president. N: answer, however, was received from Mr. Burton. UNCLE JOE'S PARTY ARRIVES. The Cuban Bands and People Gave Them Welcome. Havana The steamer Bluceher, with Speaker Cannon and his congres sional party on board, arrived here Friday evening from Colon. The vis itors were received by Gov. Magoon at the palace this afternoon. The Cuban band played in the palace gar den during the reception. Later the congressmen were shown tho city In a special street car by Gov. Nunez and Mayor Cardenas. Ex- Congressman Hawley, of Teyas, enter tained the visitors at dinner. Today they will vh-it the Morro and Cabanas fortresses and tonight they dine with Minister Morgan. BURNING GAS WELL A MYTH. Government Inspector Makes His Report. Muskogee, I. T. Tho government of ficer sent to inspect tho burning gas well nnd crater, reported beyond con trol in the Sapulpa district, reported Friday. Ho sa.s the sensational re ports sent out about this well and burning crater .are, without founda tion nnd that the well has never been on fire. The alleged crater, ho says, is three-quarters of a mile away from the well and is a fissure in tho rocks. Educators Get Cheap Rates. Winona, Minn. Semi-official no lice was received by Secretary Shep ard of le National Educational asso ciation from all the railway lir.es of the Transcontinental 'and Western' Passenger associations that a round- trip rate of one fare, plus ?2 member ship' fee, has been granted for the fifteenth anniversary convention of the association which is to be held in Los Angeles, Cal., July 8 to 12.' Longshoremen's Strike Is Effective. Hamburg, Germany. There are now 2."2 steamers and 5S sailing vessels waiting here to either load or unload on account of tho longshoremen's strike. It is believed further arrivals of i foreign longshoremen soon-will re sult In reducing these numbers. - United States Treasury Statement. Washington, I). C. Statement of the treasury balances In tho fund, exclusive of the $150,000,000 gold re serve, shows: Available cash balances, $255.1CG,240; gold coin and bullion, $124.482,C04; gold certlllcates, $4S, 948,770. Report Yellow Fever. Vera Crttz Yellow fever Is report ed here to exist at Tlerra Blnnca. The state authorities have taken measures to check Its spread. Stolypin Applies Gag. St. Petersburg Premier Stolypin has sent a circular to tho governors of provinces ordering them to prohibit the printing of news of the agrarian disorders in Rouninnia In the fear that they may spread to Russia. Brewers Ccn't Own Nebraska Saloom. Lincoln, Nob. The house, by u unanimous vote, passed the senate bill to prohibit brewers from owning sa loons or saloon licenses. Its object is to force brewers and wholesalers out of tho retail liquor business. Farmer Wln3 Decision. Hot Springs, Ark. "Original" Kid Farmer won the decision over Eugene Bezenr.h Friday night after 20 rounds of tame fighting. Mar vin Hart and refer Maher are matched to fight 20 rounds next month. Bollor Wcrksrs Strike. St. Louis About ihreo hundred boil er WKiiu.it;, employed in St. Louis foundries went on strike at 8 a. m. Saturday. They demanded an eight hour dr.y Instead cf nine, and an In crease in wages Hon) S)i to 40c. STRIKE IMMINENT RAILROADS AND EMPLOYES HAVE REACHED CRISIS. ROADS CAN CONCEDE NO MORE Final Conference Will Be Held Wed nesday and Definite Ac tion Taken. Chicago, 111. A crlsl3 has been reached In the negotiations botween the railroads and their employes over the wage question and "It Is up to the general mana'gers," according to representatives of the 50,000 trainmen who have voted to strike unless their demands are granted. The reply of the general managers to this ontl ment is: "We have conceded all we can." This morning both sides will meet In conference and unless there Is a back-down tho most gigantic strike In tha history of transportation in this country appears Imminent. FoT'.y railroads with a trackage of 95,000 miles and an annual payroll of $320, 000,000 are Btanding together on the proposition. These systems represent one-third of the railroad business of the country, Opposed to this aggregation of cap ital stands the Brotherhood of Rail way Trainmen, with a membership of 1(0,(100 and the Order of Railway Con ductors with a membership of 45.000. The men demand an increase of per cent and a workingday of nine hours. The general managers have offered a 10 per cent increase without the nine-hour workday. The work of counting the ballots cast by the men on the question of accepting the concessions of the gen eral managers or calling a strike was completed at midnight. The official figures will he announced today when the men meet with the general man agers, hut it is said that 95 per cent of the men voted In favor of a strike. STANDARDIZE LEGAL EDUCATION A Committee of Prominent Men to Draft the Plans. Washington, D. C. The execu tive committee of the Association of American Law Schools met Thursday in the faculty room of the George Washington university and discussed plans for standardizing legal educa tion. The committee is composed of V. R, Yance, dean of the law depart ment of George Washington univer sity, tills city, chairman; Henry Wade Rogers, dean of the Yale law school; W. P. Rogers, dean of the Cincinnati law school, and John H. Wigmore, dean of the Northwestern University law school of Chicago. The most important conclusion reached was that hereafter all univer sities, members of the association that have ni;ht schools of law, shall re quire four years' course of study be fore granting a degree. , Boy Commits Suicide. Albany, N. Y. Howard Shutter, nine years old, one of the bright est pupils In the school at Sel kirk, about ten miles from this city, committed suicide. His body was hanging from a rafter In the barn of Charles Niver. the discovery being made by the boy's father, who is em ployed on the Niver farm. Howard had been playing around the neigh borhood during the day and was ap parently In the best of spirits. Mem bers of his family are at a loss to ac count for the boy's determination to take his life. Threw Himself Under Train. Mount Pleasant, Iowa. A man who was identified by memoranda and pa pers as Oscar Nyler, a tailor of Cam tvldge, 111., committed suicide about 8 o'clock Tuesday morning by delib erately throwing himself under the wheels of the Burlington fast mali train. Witnesses saw him tie a hand kerchief over his eyes and throw hun self on the track. Notes in his memo randum book would indicate that the man is insane or a fugitive. Panama Enthusiast. Pittsburg, Pa. General Thomas Warren Keifer, of Ohio, In speaking before the' Pittsburg board of trade on "The Panama Canal," said: "It is marvelous, almost as marvelous as the things taught by Christ In his miracles. When we arrived there we found a thing of death brought to life. Today it Is as healthy in Panama as It Is In Pittsburg. What has done this? Wo carried our great medical science there." 25,000 Molders Get Raise. Chicago, 111. At a joint conference here between the Stove and Heat ing Apparatus Foundrymen's Na tional Defense association, represent big the majority of the manufacturers throughout the United States, and the Iron Molders' Association of North America, an advance of 5 per cent In the wages of the molders was agreed on. The new scale Is to run for 21 months and atrects 25,000 molders. Telegraphers May Strike. Wheeling, West Va. Telegraph op erators In West Virginia threaten to strike if their wages are re duced when the new eight-hour law, enacted by the recent legislature, goes Into effect. Tho railroad companies have given notice that there will be a proportionate reduction In wages as soon as the act takes effect, May 1. At a meeting Sunday the operators representing every division In West Virginia adopted resolutions to accept nothing less than they receive now for 12 hours. Murder, Then Suicide. Minneapolis, Minn., April 1. Joseph D. Havel, Sunday riight shot and killed his wife and then turned the revolver on himself with fatal results. The tragedy followed Mrs. Havel's action for a divorce. The dead woman was a former resident of Mitchell, Ia. No More Passes in Nebraska. Lincoln, Neb Gov. Sheldon has signed the anti-pass nnd the child labor bills. Both carried the emer. fency clause and the laws are effect ive from tuU date. OCCUPATION MAY EE BRIEF. Troops U Be Withdrawn from Oudja Gradually. Lalla, Marnia, Algeria. At present, although it is Impossible to saw how long the occupation of Oudja will be continued, it is not probable that the entire force of 3,000 men will remain for long on Moroccan territory. As soon as the power of France has beeu established the greater purtlun of tho culumn of occupation will be with drawn gradually, leaviitij at Oudja only the lew hundred men who are necessary for the preservation of or der. Col. Reldol, chief of staff, who al ready has taken over the administra tion of Oudja, said yesterday that ev crything led him to believe that the occupation would have a widespread and salutory effect upon Morocco. All the Moroccan chbfs of the region are coming In and today Col. Ruidol will explain the circumstances of the oc cupation to them. FOR IRRIGATION PURPOSES. Interior Department Grants Water Privileges to L. L. Nunn. Washington Secretary of the In terior Hitchcock has granted the application or L. L. Nunn to use the waters of Bear and Mud lakes in Utah for irrigation and power pur poses. The matter has been held up for a long time because Mr. Numi's plans were believed to interfere with the government project for the utiliza Hon of the waters In Bear lake lu Its own land reclamation projects. In the decision reached the government agrees to get out of the way tempora rily, but It will retain the right to proceed with its own work If Mr. Nunn should fail to keep his engage ment. Hear lake is claimed to be the largest natural reservoir suitable foi Irrigation purposes In the world. OPPOSED TO DISARMAMENT. So Says a Russian Senator In t Re cent Interview. Brussels, Belgium. Senator Ros-seau-Delahaie, one of the founders of the Peace society, said In an Interview Friday he did not believe the question of disarmament would come up at the next Hague peace conference because diplomacy does not want to see 'hi3 matter settled. Were it done, the senator said, the role of the diplomat would be considerably curtailed, If not altogether abolished, and therefore the diplomats were bound to do their ut most to keep the question of dlsyrui anient out of the programme. Awful Explosion In Transvaal. Johannesburg, Transvaal Fifty na tives and four white men were Instant ly killed and three whites and 10 natives injured by the unexpected explosion Thursday night of two cases of dynamite at the Dreifontein mine. One of tho white men killed wa3 an American named William Harvey. The explosion occurred at a time when the mine owners were mustered prepara tory to going to work. A native tarn- perea witn tne dynamite which ex ploded. Ironmolders Get Increase. Chicago At a Joint conference held Friday afternoon botween the Stove and Heating Apparatus Foundrymen's National Defense association, repre senting a majority of the manufactur ers throughout the United States and the Ironmolders' Association of North America, an advance of 5 per cent In the wages of tho molders was agreed upon. The new scale is to run for 21 months and affects 25,000 molders. The Stork to Royalty. Madrid. The physicians who are in attendance upon Queen Victoria have reason to believe that she may be con fined sooner than has been anticipated, and it has been recommended that King Alfonso curtail his visit to Car tagena. , All the preparations for the advent of the new member of the Spanish royal family have been completed. A nurse has beeu brought out from Eng land. Bryan Talks to Students. Austin, Texas. William Jennings Bryan spoke iart night In the hall ol the house of representatives at the In vitation of the Texas legislature, dis cussing national issues. Mr. Bryan spoke at tho University of Texas, con fining his remarks to higher educa tional matters. Storm in California. San Francisco The storm which has prevailed over this state is mov ing eastward. The situation at Stock ton and at other places along the prin cipal 6treams has greatly Improved, though railroad communication 13 still badly interrupted. Freight Trains Meet Head-On. Oakland City, I nd Freight trains Nos. 35 and 40 on the Southern railroad had a head-end collltion near Hartwell, Ind., Saturday and thirty cars were completely wrecked and two engines demolished. The property loss will reach $80,000. The engineers and firemen escaped by jumping. "KATY" BARS RED SHIRTS. Engineer Mistook a Signal for Man's Apparel. Sedalla, Mo. E. M. Alvord, general superintendent of the M., K. & T., has Issued a bulletin requesting sec tion men not to wear red Bhirts to work. The explanation is said to bs that an engineer did not heed a red signal recently, and when he was taken to task, explained that he mis took the flag for tbe red shirt of a section man. Storm Does Damage. Pueblo, Col. A terrific windstorm, reaching the proportions of a gale, prevailed here Tuesday. Street traf lice was badly crippled and telephone and telegraph communication wert interrupted. Henry W. Goods Dead. Portland, Ore, Henry W. Goods, president of the Portland Railway, Light and Power Co. and wuo wits president of tho Lewis and Clark World's Fair of 19Q5, died Sunday at Atlantic City, N. J. OLD CANNON CAN'T BE BROKEN. Armament of Old Craft Was Mads to Last. A good story is being told at the Mare Island navy yard concerning a San Francisco contractor who bought all the old obsolete cannon, which were Bold at the local yard some time ago. The canncn were all of the smooth bore kind, and In order that they might be easily handled for shipment to the city all sorts of schemes were tried to endeavor to break them with dynamite and blasting powder, but they were unsuccessful. An electric drill machine was even set up at the yards and the cannon were drilled full of holes In order to weaken them for breaking open with wedges, but this was also unsuccess ful. The cannon were then taken away and the last heard of them they were corralled In the hills near Point Richmond, where an effort was being made to break them open with dyna mite again. The cannon which proved to be so strong were among th armament of the war craft which sailed the seas in 1S12. BLOOD GET8 SOUR. Every Family Should Make Up Thif Home Mixture and Take Now. At this time of rear, says a well known authority, tho Kidneys become weak, clogged and inactive, failing to filter out the poisons and acids, which sour the blood, causing not only facial and bodily eruptions, but the worst forms of Rheumatism, Nervous and Stomach troubles, Backache and pain ful, annoying Urinary afflictions. It is worth anyone's time now to get from somo good prescription phar macy the following ingredients: Fluid Extract Dandelion, one-halt ounce; Compound Kargon, one ounce; Com pound Syrup Sarsaparilla, three ounces. Mix by shaking well in a bot tle and take in teaspoonful doses after your meals and at bedtime. This simple home-made mixture will force tho Kidneys to normal, healthy action, so they will filter and strain all uric acid and poisonous waste matter from the blood, and expel this In the urine, at the same time restoring the "full blood count" that Is, 95 percent, red blood corpuscles which is abso lutely indispensable to perfect health. HELPING ALONG HiS MEMORY. Husband Willing to Do His Best to Follow Instructions. Mr. Morse is an undemonstrative man and an absent-minded one as well. In these two respects he Is a trial to his wife, who is exactly his opposite. "James," she said as she bade him good-by when he was about to start for Chicago, "will you remember to hunt up Cousin William and find out all about Aunt Sarah? It is so many year3 since I've heard from any of that family." "Yes, my dear." "And do you suppose you will re member to put on your overcoat If the wind changes, so as not to catch one of your dreaded colds?" "Yese, my dear." "And you will try to remember that you have plenty of clean collars, so you needn't go about looking as if you had no wife to see to you?" "Yes, my dear," said Mr. Morse, as he turned to take up his bag. "And, James," said Mrs. Morse, tear fully, "do you suppose you will think of me every day while you are gone and I am here at home?" "My dear," responded Mr. Morse, with his mind on catching the train, "I will certainly make a memorandum to do so." Beet Violin Strings. The best strings for violins are of Italian make and are from the intes tines of spring lamb3, killed In Sep tember. Tho process of drying and bleaching of the woods and strings by the hot Italian sun, rather than by the artificial method used In other countries, accounts in a great meas ure for the superior quality of both materials. This intense heat was also the reason for the slow distillation of the oils used by the Italian mak ers, which always remained at a high temperature, and the varnish, slowly soaking into the woods of the violins beneath the heat of those Italian sum mers, produced, in part, the mellow ness of tone that gives to a Cremona Instrument its value, after a lapse of 200 or more years. March Circle. A FRIENDLY GROCER. Dropped a Valuable Hint About Coffee. 'For about eight years," writes a Mich, woman, "I suffered from nerv ousnesspart of the time down in bed with nervous prostration. "Sometimes I would get numb and It would be almost impossible for mo to speak for a spell. At others, I would havo severe bilious attacks, and my heart would flutter painfully when I would walk fast or sweep. "I have taken enough medicine to start a small drug store, without any benefit. Ono evening our grocer was asking husband how I was and ho urged that I quit coffee and use Postum, so he brought home a pkg. and I made it according to directions and we wero both delighted with It. "So we quit coffee altogether and used only Postum. I began to get bet ter in a month's time and look like an other person, the color came back to my cheeks, I began to sleep well, my appetite was good and I commenced to take on flesh and become Interested in everything about tl house. "Finally I was able to do all my own work without the least sign of my old trouble. I am so thankful for the little book, 'The Road to Wellvllle.' It has done me so much good. I haven't taken medicine of any kind for six months and don't need any. "A friend of ours who did not like Postum as she made it, liked mine, and when she learned to boll It long enough, hcr's was as good as mine. It's easy if you follow directions." Narao Eivn by Postum Company, Bat tle Creek, Mich. Read the little boon, "The Road to 'Wel!vi!e,'- i pkg. "There's fc reason "