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ii.ini.Ks L. smith, r.d. eat rm, DAXTER SPRINGS, - - KANSAS. AlakaTgold produce tor 1905 would pay twice over the S7.i00.000 whld we gave for that providence to Russia. And thli It only ono Item In our an aual Income from that region. Dr. Elger, of Wimv, a Jewish doc Cor In Ue Russian army, who li at present prisoner of war In Japan, has been elected an honorary member of a scientific section of the University of Tokyo. In 1880 North Carolina had only 49 Bills, consuming 28,000 bules of cot ton. To-day she owns 250 mills, con turning 550,000 bales. North Carolina hows an Increase of 197 per cent In the value of her manufactured prod act, as compared with Massachusetts' 11 per cent A unique part of the law passed by the last session of the Wisconsin leg islature compelling agriculture to be taught In all country schools Is that women teachers In rural districts will fcsve to tell the farmer's son how to till the soil and what soil is tho best for certain plants. Every three years all Chinese dom iciled In Slam have to pay a small poll tax. When this has been paid the collector ties a string around the man's left wrist and fastens the knot with a special official seal. The brace let Is the Chinaman's receipt and must be worn one month. It Is not generally known that re cently there have been made on tho German military railway between Ber lin and Zossen some experiments which demonstrate the applicability of wireless telegraphy to the operation of railways, and Its undoubted usefulness a a means of preventing disasters. Whatever attitude congress may take toward the question of the hold ing of an exposition in Seattle In 1907 to celebrate the 40 anniversary of the annexation of Alaska, that project Is calculated to arouse a good deal of popular Interest The object Is to dis play the vast and varied resources of Alaska, to thus interest the people of the United States and the world In that region. An Ingenious Russian flas Invented n apparatus for destroying Injurious Insects by electricity. A dynamo is o placed upon a handcar that elec tricity is generated when the car Is In motion. The current passes into the ground through the iron wheels upon one side and the points of brush a of copper wire upon the other. All Insects in the vicinity are killed, as if by lightning. A unique Idea in automobile trans, portatlon, the invention of Russell Thayer, of Philadelphia, is a machine which will run on the trolley car tracks, with electricity stored In its own storage battery, at the will of its operator. That the device is entirely practical is evidenced by the fact that auch a vehicle was successfully oper ated here as an experiment for one day recently by a special arrangement with the Rapid Transit company. In 1904 only 656 immigrants went to Georgia, North and South Caro'lna. while 58,411 went to Massachusetts. We can easily uso a million immi grants a year, but we can not use them all in one place. By far too many re main in New York City. At but a trifling expense a bureau could be maintained at each of our immigra tion ports, equipped with full informa tion, and in many cases with free transportation to places ready for the sew workers. In the opinion of several physicians eleven-year-old Leo Shields, of No. 119 West Maple avenue, Denver, Col., pos sesses the most wonderful throat and neok in Denver. While playing in Union park the little fellow ran into a three-inoh iron pipe rail. The bar rier caught him squarely on the throat 8o great was the impact that the se curely supported pipe broke squarely off as the lad crashed through. .The boy lay groaning on the ground, and Denver university football p'ayers rushed to his aid. The cartilage, which was wrenched out of place, was fixed and the lad picked himself up and scampered home. The citizens of Bessemer, Ala., are rery much Interested in what Is claimed to be the oldest living couple In the United States. The husband, Elbert GJpson, says he was born in Korth Carolina In the year 1788, and has distinct recollection of events that took place In the war of 1812. Reliable authority corroborates his statements. Old citizens claim that be bas been In Shelby and Jefferson counties for at least 100 years. His life has been principally that of a farmer. Mr. Gin son's wife, who claims to be 89 years Id, and says she has been married to falm for 65 years. Is quite active for me so need. ... 'r ' - . r i lnthe I The greatest library building world, with a housing capacity tor 4, $00,000 volumes and cooung approxi mately 13,000,000, Is now entering the final stages of completion on Fifth Avenue, New York, between Fortieth -and Forty-second streets, where the great reservoir tot the city water formerly stood. This mammoth struc ture, which win be known as the "New York Publle Ubrary-Astor. Lenox and Tliden Foundations." is a somb Initio of the fetor and Lenox ttbrarloa, and they win be strtngth- by the Tildes trust BEGINS ITS SESSION. Fifty-ninth Congress Orjtn'xei tod Ready for Basin ess. mUii4Hhm Meld Briar SeMleM oe Ooaalaa Pay MMiUIInctel LaalalaUaa to aa Aeted Urea 'ha Viewer. Washington, Dec. 4. Congress con vened Monday at noon with the usual formalities. The sessions of the two bodies were brief. In the senate new members were sworn In and the routine incident to the Brat day transacted af ter which an adjournment was taken out of respect to the memory of the late 8enator Piatt, of Connecticut In the bonse greater Interest attached to the proceedings because a complete or ganisation was necessary. This In cluded the election of a speaker and other officers and the drawing of seat by the members of the house. The first session of the Fifty-ninth congress bas been looked forward to as one likely to be more than ordinar ily eventful. Pending matters of com mercial and political Interests have proved Intensely attractive during the long recess. Columns of news paper space have been devoted daily for many weeks to predictions of legis lative battles that may be fought by factions Interested In the outcome of demands for railroad rate regulation or legislation or on any one of a dozen public questions of equal Importance. The matters to be urged upon the at tention of congress Include the ques tions of protecting the Interests of policy holders In insurance companies, statehood for the re maining territories, Panama canal construction, Immigration and the treatment of the Chinese under the present exclusion law, raising revenue against a possible deficit, control of corporations engaged In Inter-state business, corrupt use of money at elections, the Philippines, Santo Dom ingo and other western republics, tariff questions and commercial com mercial competition with Germany, as well as the usual diversified subjects. Regular attendants at the vpvniug sessions of congress missed the usual tributes or flowers with which friends of members have testified their ad miration and esteem. These offerings frequently bad been made with such Feneroslty that piled high upon the desks they bid from view the states men receiving them. A year ago a resolution was adopted prohibiting the bringing of flowers Into the senate chamber and the rule has had the eff ect also of stopping the sending of such testimonials to the house. ZANSAN IMPLICATED. llortna Maa Arreated Charred With Com plicity in Land Fraad Operated Inruafh Wuiara. Topeka, Kan.. Dec. 4. Edward Utson, a son of W. W. Letson, mayor of Horton, Kan., alleged to be the agent for a number of land companies of western Kansas and Nebraska, was placed under arrest Sunday. Affi davits have been filed alleging that he has been the Kansas agent for the Maragraves brothers and a num ber of large ranchmen in Nebraska for years. United States Marshal W. H. Mackey produced 22 affidavits tending to prove that Letson bus Induced widows ol old soldiers to homestead lands In Nebraska and western Kansas, on which they never expected to live. These lands, it is claimed, were sold to the Maragraves brothers. It is al so stated that these brothers had near ly 200,000 acres of land under their control when the . government began the investigation which resulted in the arrest of Letson. Mr. Letson, in explaining his send ing of women to Nebraska and to western Kansas to file on government property, said that he believed the government would not charge him with a crime for that act Kanui Appointment. Washington, Dec. 4. President Roosevelt has decided to appoint Harry J. Bone, United States attor ney for the District of Kansas to succeed John S. Dean, whose term will expire December 17. He also will ap point James S. Simpson collector of Internal revenue for Kansas and Ok lahoma who was appointed December 17, 1901. These appointments whish were endorsed by Senator Long, of Kansas, will go to the senate Tuesday -aoissimmoa saisramoo ewsjejui harp Jo Jsqauai q oj ujojho jo euri niiifawjl jo n m osre rs f '! la Land Law. Washington. Dec. 4. At least two bills providing for Important changes In the land laws will be introduced at the present session of congress. One will provide for the repeal of the thnber and stone act and . the other win make It possible for purely agricultural land In forest reserves to be acquired by settlers under the homestead law. Representative La cay, chairman of the bouse committee os public lands will introduce both "of these measures In "the house Still rlalrtthe Fart. Girard. Kaiu. Dec. 4. Mrs. Ina Berry up to 11 o'clock Monday stlU held possession of the passenger car standing on the tracks here from which she bas held officers at bay since Friday last Since their fruit less attempt Sunday night to capture the woman, the officers have made no further effort to dislodge her. It is believed that Mrs. Berry bas two re volvers and Is well supplied with eartrldgra The car Is being guarded closely and It is believed that some de cided move to capture the womaa will be made during the day. THE MAN BEHIND THE GUN. r5Si imam., w BURTON SENTENCED. Six Months in Jail and f 3,500 Fine for Kansas Senator. Eaoeatloa al the aeateao Wee Stared a ad Detendant Releaae a BS,000 Band Pendlaa the Appeal. St Louis, Nov. 30. United States Senator Joseph Ralph Burton of Kan sas, was Wednesday sentenced In the United States circuit court to serve six months in the Iron county jail. Ironton, Mo and to pay a fine of $2,500 as the penalty for conviction on the In dictment charging that be bad acted in the capactly of a paid attorney in behalf of the Rialto Grain ft Securi ties company, of St Louis, before the Postofflce department to prevent the Issuance of a fraud order. He was re leased on bond In the sum of $5,000, with R. C. Kerens as surety, pending an appeal to the supreme court Exe-. cutlon of sentence was staid pending appeal. After a trial which continued throughout last week Senator Burton was found guilty early last Sunday morning on six counts of the indict ment four of which charged that be agreed to receive compensation for bis services as an attorney before the Post- office department in behalf of the Rial to company, and two charging that ne received such compensation. Judge Vandevanter Imposed sentence of imprisonment on one count In each of these two divisions, making tne terms concurrent and in addition as sessed the fine on but one of the counts. As provided in statute 1782 which Senator Burton was convicted or nav Ing violated, Judge Vandevanter Im nosed the additional penalty debarring Senator Burton forever from holding any office of honor, trust or pront un der the United States government. After Senator Burton had been com mitted to the care of the marshal. At torney Lehmann submitted his petition for a writ of error, which was allowed. Mr. Lehmann then asked that the writ of error upon the acceptance by the court of a proper bond, should onerate as a stay of execution of sentence. This was allowed by the court, who announced that the bond for $5,000 offered by Senator Burton as nrlncinal and R. C. Kerens, of St. Louis, as surety, was approved. Senator Burton Immediately left the federal building after refusing to make any statement for publication, saying that it was upon the advice 01 nis counsel that he refused the request. Lleeaae af Frateraal Life Revoked. Jefferson City. Mo.. Dec. 2. State Superintendent of Insurance W. D. Vandlver Friday Issued an order rt voking the license of the Merchants and Laborers' Fraternal Union of In dependence, Mo., to do business In this state. It was doing a fraternal life Insurance business and was licensed last March. The revocation Is on the ground that the license was obtained by misrepresentation. Staadard Oil Warehoane Baraa. Kanna Citv. Mo.. Dec. 2. At an early hour Thursday morning - the large storage warehouse of the" Standard Oil company in Armour dale containing 10,000 barrels of oil and gasoline as well as other products Of tne Standard rennenea uurueu, in flicting a total loss estimated at $175,000. There was no Insurance. wlf t'a St. Jnaaph Plaat Searched. St Josenh. Mo.. Dec 2. A Are Frl- dav In Swift and company's South St Joseph packing plant In the fertilizer department resulted In a loss or szu, 000. leeemetlee Sparin laalte Cettaa. Tecumseh, Ok., Dec. 1 Sparks from a passing train ignited cotton on the depot platform at Okemah, I. T Thursday night destroying 500 bales valued at $27,500, and additional prop erty, making the total loss $30,000. Bfaraeaaa Ceafereoae r-eataeaae. Paris, Dec 1 Premier Rouvler Fri day announced to the council of min isters that the Moroccan conference had been postponed until January owing to the delay la the arrival of tht Moroccan delegates ; ; DEFRAUDED EASTERNERS. Great Xamaer of Oreaoa fehol Load Ortlaeatea Arc Thenaht Have Bee a Forced. Portland, Ore.. Dec. 4. Only when all persons holding certificates for school lands in this state have sent their certificates to Salem to have them examined, will It be possible to make an estimate of the extent of the gigantic swindles perpetrated on east erners by unscrupulous land operators. Gov. Chamberlain stated to the As sociated press Sunday that there Is no limit to the number of forged checks which could have been made, and It is safe to say, he added, that where the certificates were hypothe cated the full amount shown by the certificate was obtained or where sales were made outright that the full value of the land, as shown by cruis ing, was paid by the victim. Very few of the persons who possess forged certificates are known so far, but from the fact that persons In Min nesota. Wisconsin, Illinois, New Jer sey, Ohio and Florida are in possess ion of them, the officials fear that when the whole number develops, It will In clude people In every state east of the Mississippi river. Gov. Chamberlain said thnt at the present time he was unable to say who the fraudulent ope rators are. THE JEWS CELEBRATE. The SSOth Annlveraary of Thelt Landing In America nemeaibered with llejolrlne la Sew York. i New York, Dec. 1. In celebration ol the 250th anniversary, of the landing of the Jews in America, a meeting was held in Carnegie hall Thursday at which addresses were delivered bj ex-President Grover Cleveland, Gov. Frank W. Biggins, of New York: Mayor George B. McClellan, of New York city; Bishop Coadjutor David Greer, of the New York diocese of tht Protestant Episcopal church; Mayei Sulzberger and Rev. Dr. H. Perelra Mendes. President. Roosevelt, who was un able to attend, sent a significant let ter which was read to the great audi ence. Vice President Fairbanks tele graphed his regrets and an apprecia tion of the Jewish character. Two Initletmrata Aalnat Lewla. St. Louis, Dec. 3. The federal grand Jury at St Louis Friday returned two indictments against R. G. Lewis, pro moter of the Peoples' Unl'.el States Bank and publisher of tho Woman's Magazine. One Indictments charges a scheme to defraud In using the malls to induce persons to subscribe fo.- stock and deposit money in the bank. The other charges conspiracy to defraud the government out of large sums of money In postage on the two publica tions of the Lew s Publis'xng com pany. In the litter ctnnetfloa an lit dlctment was also return d against F. J. Cabot and a maa nr.rr.ed Miller, who have bten clo.ely identified wl.h Lewis. Raral Carrier Arretted. ( Wlnfleld. Kan.. Dec. 1. D. A. Freder ick, rural rout carrier No. 3. of this city was arrested Friday nlgbt on the charge of opening letters" while in the discharge of the duties of his office. He will be taken before' the United Statei marshal at Wichita In the morning. lata Vaallla Safcatltatea. Mexico City, Dec 4. The vanilla planters at Papantla say they are now losing money owing to the fact that many substitutes for vanilla are now being manufactured In the United States, so that the demand for the genuine vanilla has greatly fallen off. A Baaalaa Colony Fall., Panama. Dec 2. The Russian col ony In Chlriqul has proved a failure. The government made every effort to help the colonists and the reason as signed for their- failure is . that they had Incompetent directors. la eoraeka aad I Omaha, Dec 3. There was a light fall of snow during Friday night ex tending over eastern Nebraska and the western part of Iowa. The snow was accompanied by very little wind and the weather Saturday Is dear and ml-d. KANSAS 24, MISSOURI o. The Mae from Lawreaee Aaala Da taat (he Stadeata from Colam a la la Aaaaal (Itat, Kansas City, Mo., Dec 1 Before the largest crowd tha. ever witnessed a Thanksgiving football game In Kan sas City, the orange and black of Mis souri university was trampled beneath the feet of the victorious Kansas eleven at Association park Thursday after noon. And It was an Ignominious de feat, aa Missouri was not able to score a single point, and when the game was called shortly before Ave o'clock, It was to the tune of 24 to 0 that the exult ing Jayhawkera and crestfallen Mls sourlans left the field. The Missouri team was clearly out classed In weight, and In the end this advantage Is what gave victory to the crimson and blue. The two teams were evenly matched as to skill and speed, and when Missouri would take a spurt as It did several times during the game, the Tiger gave evidence of faith In bis team. In the end, however, the ' corn-fed Ksnsans with their brawn and coarser muscles wore the Mlssourlansdown, and lighter sub stitutes served only as fuel to the flreeaters. In mass plays Kansas re peatedly made large gains, while Its line was all but Impregnable to the Tigers' onslaughts. D00 DISCOVERED BOLD. A Retriever Aaalata OMeera ta Ca earth aiO.OOO Worth at Home of Defaaltlae- Caahler. Seattle, Wash., Dec 4. The racial Instinct of a Chesapeake Bay dog Saturday resulted In the discovery of gold dust worth $10,000 cached away In the home of George E. Adams, tho self-confessed defaulting cashier of the United States assay office In this city. When the secret service operatives, Connell and Kerfoot, entered the Ad ante home to make a search they cul tlvated the acquaintance of the dog, which Is a broken retriever. A few minutes later be came walking up to the operatives with a package con tainlng gold dust in bis mouth. With this Incentive the searchers set to work with a will and underneath the tons of coal stored In the basement they found several miners' pokes con taining dust close on to $10,000. All Are Eseommealcated. Omaha, Neb., Dec. 2. Bishop Rich ard Scannell, of the Nebraska diocese of the Catholic church, has declared excommunicated all members of the Catholic church who participated In the wedding of Congressman Kennedy and Miss Prltchett Monday. There were a number of prominent Catho lics present Congressman Kennedy had a divorced wife living and for that reason the bishop Issued last Sundav a pastoral forbidding all Cath ollcs to participate In the ceremony. The ceremony was conducted by Dr E. H. Jenks, pastor of the First Pres byterian church, of which Congress man Kennedy la a prominent member, Penaloa Veaeben Btolea, Leavenworth. Kan.. Dec. 1. In formation has been received here that a mall sack containing between 500 and 600 pension vouchers was stolen between Lawrence and Topeka early this, month. Post office Inspectors are trying to locate the thief. Nearly 300 pension vouchers were sent from here in a sack on a Union Pacific train on November 4 and it is reported that about as many vouchers from Wyan dotte county were thrown Into the name sack in Lawrence, but none of them ever reached the agency In To peka. Attack Validity of Kaaaaa Board. Topeka, Kan., Dec. 1. The consti tutionality of the Kansas board of railway ' commissioners, Its judicial, legislative and executive powers has been attacked by the Union Pacific rail road in a bill of procedure filed In the United States circuit court In thin city. Primarily the action asks that Judge Pollock set aside the order of the board, made on October 31, fixing rates on carload shipments of hard ware from Atchison to Wichita, Hutch inson and Sallna. Eaglaad Redaeea Nary Eatlmatea. London, Dec. 4. An official memo randum issued by the admiralty states that as the result of recent reforms the nexe estimates for the navy will show a reduction of $7,500,000 beyond the reduction of $17,500,000 made last spring. Two Mea Killed oa Haadear. Carbon. Ind., Dec 4. Harry Wil liams and Jack Shur were Instantly killed near here by a westbound Big Four passenger train. The men had taken a handcar and were on their way to Perth when they were run down. Kaaaaa Soldier a Salelde. Leavenworth, Kan., Dec 3. Charles Oyer, a well-known Kauai soldier, committed suicide here Saturday morning. He was a member of the Eleventh Kansas Cavalry. Colorado Defeota Waaahara. Topeka, Kan, Dec 1. The Colorado college football team from Colorado college defeated Washburn college ( to 9 In the last game of the present sea son here Thursday. The game was dose and hard fought Oklahomu-Baak Kohho. Shawnee, Ok Dec 1. Robbers Wed nesday night wrecked the safe of the Citizen's National bank at OwL Indian territory, and escaped with over $3,000. The bank Is owned by Beard Broa. ef Shawnee. - A RUSSIAN CE1SIS. Count Witts and Cabinet liuit Cwnt Take Action. yl til Talecraah Uoea Tied t 4le amared Coaaalraey- af Grand bfhe Caaaaeka the Only TrotiyfV Above aaeloloa. St Petersburg, Dec t The crjsi sontlnues. The telegraph tie V up. throughout Russia Is practically com plete and the government does'4iot. know what la happening In the Interior of the empire. Emissaries of tho tfarlk srs have been sent to Finland to Induce their comrades to Join In the strike This would cut off cable communica tion which remains open for press, and government messages although, the central office here la nominally closed. Much as the government would like to resist It Is powerless wlthhe threat of a general political strike next Monday banging over Ita bead, and the fact that Interior Minister Durnovo will probably be sacrificed'' to secure the resumption of telegraph: communication. At the same time the government Is fully conscious that the demands for the reinstatement of the leaders of the telegraphers union and the dismissal of M. Durnovo are mere pretexts and that ita surrender wil only serve to encourage the revolution ists to new efforts. These following the tactics In the case of the Cron stadt mutineers are certain to take the form of a fight to save the Uvea of the Sebastopol mutineers for the purpose of again proving the proletariats sol idarity with the army and navy. The Rubs declares the situation Is such that the government Is unable to guarantee that tomorrow the guns, of Cronstadt will not bombard the cap ital. The Witte government seems ut-. terly unable to find a weapon to fight the passive revolution while It hesitates hoping that the tide will somewhat subside and permit the realization of the reforms In an orderly way. Mean while the country is threatened with a counter revolution with all the hor rors of a Jecquerie (insurrection of peasants) and it becomes more and more apparent that there are only two modes of egress the government must put the whole country under a dictatorship and martial law or pro claim a ready-made constitution. Pre mier Witte refuses to consent to the former although the court officers and: the Imperial guards are clamoring for It The advocates of the latter are Increasing. M. Souvorin, editor of the Novoe Vremya openly announces this is the only possible hope of rallying, the moderate sentiment of the country- . to active support of the government ' The guards arrested at Tsarsko Selo Thursday night and Friday morning : numbered 250, including 20 officers. . All kinds of rumors are current In LIUUiUg IUV HOU UVH ruv " " - grand dukes is Involved In a consplr acy agnlnst the emperor, but none ol them oan be verified. It only seems certain that no confidence can be placed even on the guard regiments. Arrested soldiers are seen every day, . escorted by their comrades with drawn -swords. St. Petersburg Is swarming with Cossacks, the only troops against, whom there Is no suspicion of dlsaf fection. . ' ; Internal Revenoe Report. Washington. Dec. 4. The annual re port of Commissioner John W. Yerkes. of the internal revenue bureau treas- .. M. Aanmwmant ahnwn that the re - Ul J uM hMflMV, ' , celpts of the bureau for the year end-1 lng June 30, 1905, were $Z34,178,76. an excess of $1,284,195 over the collec tion for the fiscal year 1904. Using: as a basis the collections for the first three months of the current fiscal year, the commissioner esti mates that the receipts irom an in ternal revenue sources for the fiscal vear andlne June 30. 1906. will aggre gate $242,000,000 or nearly $8,000,000 ' In excess of thtue for tne lost Kv-ai. year. Brlatow Called to Waahlaartoa. Toneka. Kan.. Dec 4. Joseph L. Brlstow, formerly fourth assistant postmaster general, left Sauna, Kan. for Washington Sunday in response to a telegram from the attorney gen eral of the United States. Mr. Bris- ' tow will testify in the Crawford case which la In the United States supreme court this week and which is one of iha moat lmnortant cases growing. out of the postal Investigation con-. ducted by Mr. Brlstow while in the government service. Caatatlaaloaera Entitled to Mlleaae- ' Topeka, Kan Dec 4. Attorney General Coleman has rendered an opinion that county commlsslonen- are entitled to five cents a mile tor ev ery mile traveled in going from that home to the county seat to attend official meetings or for traveling over the country on official business. In-r the past commissioners have not -1 a tnm Ka trn in a n i T . urawa luuwba w t from home, but after this tnex-j' J all do it - V.. iloent Kaaa CItV Sfae Dea, Kansas City, Mo.. Dec t A. R Meyer, formerly president of the Argentlne, Kan, Smelting company and a highly respected citizen of Kan sas City died at his home here Fri day, of rheumatism of the heart after a llnterlnc illness. ' Haraar DeaMlaklac FortiaeaMeaa. rroderlkahalde. Norway. Dec 2. Tha demolition of the frontier fortiS- i - I. MMhMtaflhAA wtt tha treats raexntlv aimed Between aweoee an Norway Is artlrsly proceed! ag.