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LAMAR, - • - COLORADO. The Picture and the Story. F. R. Whiteside, borrowing over the painter's lack of proper appreciation in the Hookman, asks why the painter should be expected to paint a story, saying that althbugh the painter de pends upon the writer for his widest publicity, the writer discusses the idea, the meaning of the picture, to •the exclusion of the qualities that to the painter are reason for its exist ence. "When the painter writes about a picture," says Mr. Whiteside, "he ■speaks of the qualities he sees In It, qualities of selection, form, color and composition, but has little to say about the subject. The average layman frankly admits that he knows nothing about pictures; but he generally quali ties his remark with, 'I know what I like.' And usually that is some picture that he has read about, or that appeals to him through its story-telling quali ties. If his Interest goes deeper —In- ■stead of securing his knowledge at first hand from pictures themselves, lie gets a book on 'How to Study Pic tures,' written by a man untrained In the painter’s art, unfamiliar with his alms, and out of sympathy with his point of view. A writer would be amply justified In vigorously object ing to a painter as a reviewer of his Inioks; u musician would naturally •protest against a sculptor as musical critic. The position of the painter is •Identical.” Congress of Bootblacks. A German magazine, the Sud deutschen Monatsheften, has just printed a delightful "special account” ©f the meeting of the first Internation al congress of bootblacks, which it gravely represents as having occurred In Paris on the 14th and 15th of June, ■with delegates from all over the world! We have not space to reproduce the speech of the minister of public works, who opened the congress, in plice of the suddenly indisposed presi dent of France, beyond reporting that he described the modern boot as the basis upon which all civilized peoples took their stand. He was followed by M. Grenier of Paris, who. In a speech lasting only three hours, laid down the demands which the bootblack fraterni ty is prepared to make to the nations of the world, and for which he asked the approval of the congress. They are as follows: (]) Going barefoot in rent ed apartments and in rooms not whol ly enclosed must be rigorously forbid den; (2) wooden shoes are to be per mitted between the hours of seven a. m. to seven p. m. only in cities of 5.- 000 or more inhabitants; (3) walking about In very dirty shoos In larger cities Is forbidden under very heavy penalties, and (*4) household servants are forbidden to clean shoes under •ny circumstances, this work being restricted to regularly examined pub lic bootblacks. Considerable attention has lately l»eon attracted to what Is called "the madman’s will." The testator, des cribed as "Charles an in' sane pauper in an Illinois hospital,” gives to boys "Jointly, all the useful fields and commons where ball inay be played, and all snow-clad hills where one mny coast, and all streams and ponds where one may skate, to have and to hold the same for the period of their boyhood; and all meadows with the clover blooms, and the butterflies thereof; and all woods with their appurtenances of squirrels and whirring birds and all echoes and strange noises," and so on for several more Items. The "will’* was written as a literary amusement by a young army officer, since changed Into a lawyer, and was published as such in Harper's Weekly for September 3. 1898. Hut notwithstanding this, every boy, when he attains years of appreci ation. enters into the enjoyment of the bequests. > __ tration in the Philippines will not ex ceed 54.000, or one voter to every 143 Inhabitants. In .Manila only 7.500 have registered, 800 of whom art Americans. These figures do not In dicate an over-eager desire to exer else the voting privilege, and have .greatly disappointed those who ex pected that the Filipinos would regard it as a precious boon. They also show with tolerable conclusiveness that our indulgent treatment has made no .strong Impression on the bulk of the islanders, and that they would be as 'glad to be rid of us as many Ameri cans would be to got rid of them. One hears so seldom from the once famous actress Lott a that It is quite surprising to learn that with her bro ther. Jack Crabtree, she owns one of the best strings of horses In training this season. If she is as successful In the races as she was on the stage she will win big money. Lieut Shackleton's dash for the south pole does not seem so absurd, considering the way things are heat ing up. Illinois boasts of the only woman judge in America; but she is not as young as Portia was when she made that famous decision that let Antonio out of a bad scrape. Prof. Starr says that China is the great nation of the future. Perhaps China can borrow money on Prof. Starr's good opinion It would be so much easier to send that fleet to the Pacific If the canal were built. NOT GUILTY” WILLIAM D. HAYWOOD. ACCUSED MURDERER, A FREE MAN. THE FAMOUS TRIAL CLOSES Judge Wood Gave Straightforward In structions to the Jury and Begged Careful Deliberations. Boise, Idaho. —William I). Haywood Is a free man. Into the bright sunlight of a beauti ful Sabbath morning, into the still ness of a city drowsy with the lazy slumber of a summer day, William D. Haywood, defendant m one of the most noted trials involving conspiracy and murder that the country has ever known, walked, a free man, ac quitted of the murder of former Gov ernor Frank Steunenberg. The probability of a verdict of ac quittal In the case of the secretary treasurer and acknowtedeged leader of the Western Federation of Miners had been freely predicted when Judge Fremont Wood's charge was regarded as strongly favoring the defense In its Interpretation of the laws of con spiracy, circumstantial evidence and the corroboration of an accomplice who confesses. It was also freely predicted that in the event of Haywood's acquittal the state would abandon the prosecution of his associates, Charles H. Moyer, the president of the federation, and George A. Pettlbone of Denver. Statements from counsel and from Governor Gooding dispel this view of the situation. Governor Gooding said: "The verdict is a great surprise to me and, I believe, to all citizens of Idaho who have heard or read the evi dence in the case. "I have done my duty and my con science is clear. As long as God gives strength I shall continue my effort for government by law and for organized society. “The state will continue a vigorous prosecution of Mover and Pettlbone and Adams and of Simpkins when ap prehended. There will be neither hes itation nor retraction." To Ask Bail for Others. Application will be made to Judge Wood to admit Moyer and Pettlbone to bail, and it Is said that in the case of Moyer, against whom the state is admitted to have Its weakest case, a favorable consideration would not be unexpected. Not the least Interesting of the com ments made upon the verdict was that of Harry Orchard, the self-confessed murdered of Governor Steunenberg and the witness upon whom the state chiefly relied to prove its claim of a sinister conspiracy against the West ern Federation of Miners. When told at the State Penitentiary that Hay wood bad been acquitted, Orchaid said: “Well, I have done my duty. I have told the truth. I could do no more. I am ready to take any punishment that may be meted out to me for the crime, and the sooner the better.” It was after the Jury had been out twenty-one hours that the Jury which at first had been divided eight to four and then seemed deadlocked at ten to two. finally came to an agree ment shortly after the first faint streaks of the coming day showed gray above the giant hills which wall Boise to the north and east. The weary, snow bearded old bailiff, who bad kept an all-night vigil before the door of the Jury room, was startled into action by an Imperative knock from within. Events moved rapidly enough after this, and when at last the principal actors in the trial had been gathered Into the court room at a few moments before 8 o’clock the white envelope handed by the foreman to the judge was torn open and the verdict read. Electric Thrill to Prisoner. It came as an electric thrill to the prisoner, to his counsel, to the attor neys for the state and to the small group of heavy-eyed newspaper men and court officials who had been sum moned from beds but lately sought, or from offices where sleepless waiting had marked the night. Tears welled to the eyes of the man who, during the eighty days of his trial, had set with stolid indifference written upon his every feature—at last the icy armor he had thrown about himself with the first day of Jury se iectoi nhad been pierced and whatever of pentup feeling had been contained within wag l.qoseg, Hpywood's attor neys were fairly lifted from their seats and Judge Wood made no effort to re strain them as they Jiijy ',o shake his hand snout aolud 'their congratulations. James H. Hawley, leading counsel for the state, and O. M. Vanduyn, the prosecuting attorney of l]ie county !u which former Governor Steufi6nberg was assassinated, sat, gloomy and unspeaking, in their places. Senator Borah, who made the closing plea for conviction, was not present. Of the prisoner's counsel, those in the courtroom were Clarence Darrow of Chicago, E. F. Richardson of Denver and John F. Nugent of Boise. The ab sentees from the defendant's table In cluded Edgar Wilson, the former law partner of Judge Wood, who presided at the trial. Family Not Present. No members of the prisoner's family nor any of his friends among the So cialist writers and the so-called "labor Jury.” who have been attending the 'trial, was in the courtroom at the early hour the verdict was returned. The spectators' benches were empty, hut in the doorway stood Governor Frank Gooding, who has taken an active part in pressing the prosecution of Hay wood and his associates. There was no demonstration other than that made by the attorneys for the defense, and tlie court proceedings were over, the prisoner had been discharged and the jury dismissed for the term in less than three minutes' time. The news of the vcfrdirt was re ceived reluctantly in Boise. Extra edi tions of the papers carried the tid ings far Hnd wide, and during the day there was considerable discussion in nubs, cafes, hotel lobbies and upon the street corners. The surprise which had been so manifest in the courtroom was prevalent everywhere. The long time the Jury was out had conveyed the general impression that there could be no other outcome than a disagree ment. The rumors which spread so rapidly and frequently throughout the night, anil which were ns unreliable as such rumors always are, were gener ally to the effect that a majority of the jurors had voted for conviction. Some were even so radical as to say that the only difference of opinion ex isting in the jury was as to the degpeo of guilt. The apprehension of disagree ment spread even to members of the defendant's counsel, and when to this feeling were added the rumors of an adverse decision, which continually beat about their ears during the night. there could be found none to doubt the genuineness of their joy as the verdict was read. Judge Wood’s Charge to Jury. Boise. —Judge Wood's charge and in structions delivered to the jury in the Haywood case were li-ngthv, making altogether about 12,000 words. After the customary instruction as to the general duties of the Jurors as to the law and evidence. Judge Wood Instructed the jurors In accordance with his ruling made some days ago as to the admissibility of the evi dence bearing on the connection of Steve Adams with crimes committed in northern Idaho. This evidence and also that introduced by the defense regarding deportations in Colorado and the employment of Pinkerton de tectives by the mine owners. Judge Wood instructed the Jury not to con sider, on the ground that no proper connection had been made in either case. Instructions as to the necessity for the clear and conclusive proof beyond any reasonable doubt of every mate rial fact were followed by the quoting of the Indictment on which Haywood, together with Moyer and Pettibone, was arrested. On this subject Judge Wood said: “There are three counts In the in dictment, but the substance of each of them is the unlawful, wilful, delib erate, premeditated and felonious kill ing of the said Frank Steunenberg with malice aforethought. The essen tial elements of the defense charged in the Indictment consists of the fol lowing features: "First—There must have been a killing; second, that killing mußt have been unlawful; third, it must have been wilful; fourth. It must have been deliberated upon; fifth, it must have been premeditated; sixth, it must have been accompanied by malice in the mind of the person or persons doing the killing. And unless these fea tures, and each and every one of them, are proven to your satisfaction beyond a reasonable doubt, then the defend ant cannot be in any event convicted of murder in the first degree. "The language of the statute is giv en as to murder in the first and second degree and voluntary and involuntary manslaughter." Continuing, Judge Wood said: "The court instructs the jury that under the law no Jury should convict a citizen or citizens of crime simply because there is strong reason to be lieve that he is guilty, but before the Jury can lawfully convict they must be convinced of the defendant's guilt beyond all reasonable doubt. "If It Is possible for you to recon cile the facts In this case upon any reasonable theory consistent with the innocence of the defendant, William D. Haywood. It Is your duty to do so and find the defendant not guilty. "I further instruct you. gentlemen of the Jury, that while proof has been admitted of the commission of other crimes by the defendant and his asso ciates, and lending to prove the com mission of such other crimes by them, that It haf. only been admitted for the purpose of showing the existence of a conspiracy to accomplish certain ob jects, and that such crimes and the crime resulting in the death of ex- Governor Steunenberg as well, were all incidents of such conspiracy; but you must not forget that the defend ant ia being tried for the murder of Frank Steunenberg and for crime alone. But you are privileged to take such other matters into consideration as part of the evidence in the case, and as incidents and circumstances bearing upon the question of his guilt on the of murder of Frank Steunenberg. “It makes no difference, however, in tills case what crimes have been com mitted in Colorado, in the Coeur d'Alenes, or elsewhere, or who is re sponsible for the commission of such crimes. If any there be. "The defendant cannot be convicted unless the state has established be yond a reasonable doubt that be is guilty of the felonious killing of Frank Steunenberg. Defines Conspiracy Under Law. "A conspiracy, within the meaning of the criminal law. consists of a com bination between two or more persona for the purpose of accomplishing a criminal or unlawful object, or a law ful object in an unlawful manner. As applied to this case and under this in dictment, proof of conspiracy is only proper In so far as it may tend to show a common design to encourage the particular murder charged agairst the defendant and it can only be intro duced for the purpose of establishing the position of the members of ihe combine as accessories *.o .rime of murder. , • "It is not essential to the formal ion of a conspiracy that there should be a formal agreement between the par ties to do the act charged. It is suf ficient if the minds of '.he parties meet so ns to bring about an Inteligent and deliberate agree ment to do such acts, as criminal the crimes charged, although such agree ment be not manifested by any formal words. A conspiracy In the first instance may be established by evidence hav ing no relation to the defendant, by acts of different persons at different times and places, or by any other cir cumstances which prove its existence. It Is sufficient of the state to prove be yond a reasonable doubt that such conspiracy existed at the time of the unlawful act and the defendant was a member of the conspiracy at the time. “An act done by a party to an un lawful conspiracy in furtherance thereof and naturally flowing from the common design, is the act of each and all of such a conspiracy. And where murder Is committed as the result *>f such a conspiracy, each one of the conspirators, even though he was not present at the time and place of the ; crime. If he aided, abetted and en- I rouraged the commission of the un- I lawful acts resulting in the crime, is equally guilty. Duty if Facts Are Sufficient. "If the prosecution has failed to prove these fans beyond a reasonable doubt, you should find the defendant not guilty. If. however, you believe in this case from the evidence beyond a reasonable doubt that the defend ant. Wiliam D. Haywood. aided, abetted, advised and encouraged the killing of Frank Steunenberg, then the defendant is guilty and It would be im material whether he was actually present or not. “The Jury Is Instructed that the wit ness Harry Orchard claims that he was an accomplice in the commission of the offense charged in the indict ment. Under the statutes of this state a person cannot be convicted of a crime upon the testimony of an accomplice unless such accomplice is corroborated by other evidence which of itself, and without the aid of the testimony of the accomplice, tends to 1 connect the defendant with the coin mission of the offense charged, and the corroboration is not sufficient if it merely shows the commission of the offense or the circumstances thereof. "By corroborative evidence is meant additional evidence of a different char acter to the flame point. "The law views with distrust the testimony of an accomplice on ac count of the motive he may have for laying the responsibility of his crime upon another when by so doing he may secure immunity for his own par ticipation in the crime charged. For this reason the law exacts such corro boration, and although the jury may believe that the testimony of an ac complice is true, still the jury coulti not convict the defendant upon such testimony unless they further find that the testimony of the accomplice is corroborated by other and indepen dent evidence. As to Corroborative Evidence. "This corroborative evidence neei not be sufficient of itself to establish the guilt of the defendant, but it must tend In some degree to implicate and connect the defendant with the com mission of the crime charged. “In order to ascertain whether or not the testimony of the accomplice is corroborated, as the law provides It must be before a conviction would be warranted, you should eliminate from thecas ethe evidence of the accomplice and examine the evidence of the other witnesses with a view to ascertain it there be evidence tending to connect the defendant with the offense. II there Is. the accomplice is corrobo rated; if ther eis no inculpatory evl dence there is no corroboration, though the accomplice may be corrobo rated in regard to any number of facts sworn to by him. "In this case the state relies upon circumstantial evidence to establish the connection of the defendant with the conspiracy sought to be proven by the evidence taken in connection with the direct testimony of the accomplice Harry Orchard. "In order to Justify an Inference ol legal guilt from circumstantial evl dence. the existence of the inculpatory facts must he absolutely Incompatible with the innocence of the accused upon any rational theory, and Incul pable of explanation upon any reason able hypothesis other than that of hit guilt. "If you believe from the evidence that the witness Harry Orchard was in duced or influenced to become a wit ness and to testify in this case by any promise of Immunity from prosecuiior or punishment, or by any hope held out to him that if he testified against the defendant he would not be prose cuted or punished, then the jury should 1 take such facts into consideration it determining the weight which ought tc , be given to testimony so obtained Such testimony should be received by the Jury with caution and scrutinized with great care. Must Consider Treatment of Orchard “And, If from the evidence it ap 1 pears that any favors have been ex ; tended by the authorities of the state of Idaho to the witness, Harry Or : chard, and there is any promise either expressed or implied, relating to further favors *i> be received by him on account of his testimony in , this case, then those are proper mat ters for the consideration of this Jury qs affecting the credibility of his tes i timony. , "Certain articles hnve been receivec in evidence from the Miners’ Magazine for the sole purpose of determining whether or not any motive existed upon the of the defendant tc participate in the offense charged lc the indictment and not for the purpose of establishing In any wise the com mission of such offense. "The Jury is further lr*'ructed that ] by statutory provision the defendan' ( in a criminal case Is made a compe tent witness in his own behalf, and , where he testifies, ns in the case, be comes the same In all respects as any other witness, and his testimony must be tested by the same rules or test* that are applied to other witnesses and the jury may take into considera tion the interest he may have in the case in determining toe weight to b« given to his testimony. "In conclusion, you are to determine ' the question as to whether or not the defendant killed and murdered Frank Steunenberg as charged in the indict ment, or aided and abetted such kill ing. If so. you should find him guilty; If not. you should find him not guilty "Under the Indictment in this case the defendant may. if the evidence warrnnts it. be convicted of murder o the first degree, murder of the seconc degree, or manslaughter.” What Former Gov. Peabody Thinks Canon City. Colo. —Forme r Governoi , James H. Peabody, when interviewed , on the Haywood verdict, said: "I was very much surprised at a ( verdict of acquittal. I had scarcely , looked for a conviction, for I believed , that in a case covering so much test! , mony as this it would be Impossible to get a verdict, and that a hung jury would result. "I believe the case was ably con ducted on both sides. Judge Wood was very fair to both the* prosecution , and the defense, and I cannot make any criticism of his decision or thf ( manner in which he conducted the case*. “The jury from my observation wa? a splendid one*. The men were above , the* average* in intelligence, conserva tlve and fair-minded. I know nothing of the* reasoning by which they ar rived at a verdict of acquittal, and until I hear more about that part ol the case* I would not care to express an opinion "I have not a worel of criticism tc make*, and from what I know person ally of the members of the jury I be lleve they are* sincere in their verdict The attorneys for both sides presented their case in an able, intelligent and exceptionally strong manner. "I would not care to express ac opinion as to the future action *n the cases of Moyer and Pettlbone. I had expected their trials would follow that of Haywood, and I know of no reason why they should not now. although the testimony In the eases would be a repetition of that given in the Hay wood trial And they now may not conie to trial, since Haywood has been acquitted." When asked if he thought the de fendants would be tried in this state for the crime charged against them here, he said: "In regard to that matter, I have nc official knowledge of what may be ! done, and would consider it very im l proper for me to discuss that ques tion at this time.” Charles Deacon, superintendent ol tlie Union Printers' home, has been elected president of the recently or ganized association of travelers from Arkansas. This society Is called the Colorado Arkansas Sunshine associa tion and has 200 members. G. W. Hendricks, a vice president, is assist ant secretary of the 6tate of Arkansas. COLORADO NEWS ITEMS The State Editorial association, 121 strong, paid their respects to Hot Sul phur Springs on the 23d of July in their midsummer outing. In order to regulate weights and protect themselves and their patrons* the coal dealers have organized the Colorado Springs Ccal Dealers' Cor rect Weight Association. A >loo,ooii steel culvert factory may be established in Colorado Springs. C. D. Voorhees of Crawfordsville, ind.. Is in communication with the cham ber of commerce with this end in view. Examinations for forest rangers have been held at Estes Park, five par ticipants passing successfully. Mr. Wheeler, the new supervisor of the Medicine Bow national forest, has just taken charge of the work, following the resignation of S. N. Husted. A boarding house and grocery store owned by J. J. Abendschan in Colo rado City were totally destroyed by fire, the loss approximating $5,000. Mr. and Mrs. William Cantwell, who wero asleep in the boarding house, were aroused by the firemen breaking in their room, and escaped in their night, clo'hes. Albert Hepburger, a teamster, while coming down Gregory gulch, at Black Hawk, with a heavy load of ore, had his leg broken at the ankle by the up setting of the wagon. The brake broke, throwing the team,,wagon and driver into the gulch, but the horses escaped Injury. Hepburger managed to jump and escaped more serious in jury. The Rocky Mountain Chautauqua opened its first session at Salida on July 23. There were fully 1,000 peo ple in attendance. The attractions were the Minneapolis Quartette and H. F. Huntington, humorist. The Chautauqua will last ten days and is to be made an annual affair in River side Park, one mile north of Salida on the banks of the Arkansas. Natham Naum, who has been attend ing the State University from Manske, Russia, and who is now employed in sociological work among the Jewish immigrants to this country who come to New York, is doing remarkable work and will not return to the uni versity next year. His work has to do with bettering the condition of the thousands of foreign pauper Jews who find their way to American shores, and of securing for them openings in western Industries. Louis Stein, arrested several weeks ago :,t Trinidad, on the charge of writ ing "Black Hand" letters, was released from the county Jail on his own recog nizance. The recent arrest of Charles Keesee, who is also charged with writ ing threatening and obscene letters, has removed the burden of blame from Stein's shoulders and there is no evi dence against him sufficient to hold him. Kesee was placed under bonds of SI,OOO yesterday and was taken to Denver today, where he will be held for 'he next term of the United States Distr’c: Court. Waste paper being hurled about by the wind on the streets of Steamboat Springs made it necessary to shoot a valuable mare. The mare was one of a team which William Hitchens of Trull hud tied to a hitching rail on a side street. The mare became terrified when s’ruck by a sheet of waste pa per and tried to leap over the rail to which she was hitched, but was held back by the halter rope. In attempt ing to get back to the ground, one or her foreftet became wedged between the post and rail and the roof was pulled irom the ankle joint. It was necessary to shoot the animal to put her out of her misery. Mr. Hitchens at once employed an attorney to bring ac tion against the city to recover the amount of the loss. The Woodmen of the World camp of Golden has decided to incorporate as a building association ami enlarge the building it now occupies to more than double Its present size. The property is owned by Stewart & Lewis and the Woodmen will do the remod eling for an undivided one-half inter est, they to have full control and all revenues from the upper floor, tsliile Stewart & Lewis will have the same rights with the ground floor. The capital stock will be $7,500, divided into 300 shares of $25 each, and this amount will be sufficient to complete the building and furnish it. The as sociation will be incorporated by Judge Charles McCall. A. C. Pattee. J. C. Devlon, A. W. Armstrong and H. H. Miller, who will be the directors for the first year. The county commissioners are con sidering building a fine graded, grav elled road from La Salle to Ault, a distance of nearly twenty miles, at a cost of about $20,000. Only part of this expense will be borne by Weld county as the Great Western Sugar Company has agreed to pay the cost of every third mile of graded and grav elled road which Weld county shall build. The road from Salle to Ault is travelled more, probably, than any other one road in the county, being the chief thoroughfare to Cheyenne for bicycles and autos as well as one of the main roads in the country over which farmers bring produce to Greeley. Farmers who use the pres ent road offered to donate men and teams to help build the proposed high way. It is understood that Bruce Eaton lias offered gravel to the coun ty without expenses. The commission ers said that with the help of the Great Western Sugar Company the road would be built likely within the coming year and after one main thoroughfare has been established it would be an easy matter to add branch roads until Weld county highways would be as desirable for travel as Greeley's traveled streets and that the expense in the long run would be little greater than the cost of repairing roads now from year to year. Good bridges are being built throughout the county, three now being under con tract. One is to be built three and a half miles west of Fort Lupton, one at the junction of the Platte and Poudre and one near Plattevile. The cost of these bridges will be $6,000 and that of the new Oak street bridge to re place the present one and to which the state will contribute $1,500, will cost more than the other three. One of the most brilliant of the Chautauqua reception is that which has been dubbed the “grand acquaint ance reception.” at Boulder. Miss Winn headed the receiving line and following her were Mrs. Dr. Gammon and Mrs. Boggess. The lion of the evening was Professor Mims. All evening he was surrounded by a bevy of southern girls, entertaining them with tlir account of his Saturday and Sunday trips to Arapahoe glacier. Th ■ refreshments were served by the Miss s Fiances Wolfe. Fanchon Schunpe, Gertrude Ames, Eleanor Bradford and Miss Gardner of Denver. FIVE FALL INTO GRAVE. Remarkable Incident That Disturbed Solemnity of Funeral. Instead of the accustomed quiet which prevails at the burial of the dead, great excitement and fear at tended the burial the other day of Michael Sereno, a prominent merchant of Westport, when by the collapsing of a grave the coffin and several per sons attending the services were hurled into a small pit. The final prayer had been said by the preacher, and the assistant to the undertaker stepped to the foot of the coffin to arrange the rope for letting the coffin into the grave. At that mo ment one of the pallbearers acci dentally kicked out the crosspiece that supported the coffin. The coffin quickly descended into the grave, the body going feet first. The assistant hastened its descent by tumbling on it. Several persons rushed to the edge of the grave, causing the soil to yield, and in a few seconds five per sons were lying in the pit half covered with dirt. They were pulled out, the coffin was dug out and laid flat, and after the grave had been redug the burial was completed.—N. Y. Press. WAITING FOR THE FUN. Youngster Had Reason to Expect “Something Would Happen.” An old gentleman, rather portly and clad in a somewhat youthful suit of light gray flannel, sat on a bench in the park enjoying the day. relates the Woman's Home Companion. "What's the matter, sonny?” he asked a small urchin who lay on the grass just across the walk and stared intently. "Why don't you go and play?" "Don't wanter," the boy replied. “nut it is not natural." the old gen tleman insisted, "for a boy to be so quiet. Why don’t you run about?” "Oh, I'm just waitin'," the little fel low answered. "I'm just awaitin' till you get up. A man painted that bench about fifteen minutes ago.” TWO SISTERS HAD ECZEMA. Cuticura Cured Scalp Troubles of Two Illinois Girl*—Another Sis ter Took Cuticura Pills. “I must give much praise to all the Cuticura Remedies. I used but one cake of Cuticura Soap and one box of Cuticura Ointment, as that was all that was required to cure my disease. I was very much troubled with eczema of the head, and a friend of mine told me to use the Cuticura Remedies, which I did, and am glad to say that they cured my eczema entirely. My sister was also cured of eczema of the head by using the Cuticura Remedies. Another sister has used Cuticura Re solvent and Pills and thinks they are a splendid tonic. Miss Edith Hammer. R. F. D. No. 6. Morrison. 111., Oct. 3, ’06.” DEATH IN A NEW GUISE. Scheme That Landed a Hungarian Judge in Town Jail. In a little village on the Hungarian frontier, not far from Presburg, a peasant woman recently received 400 kronen (SBS) from her husband in America. She promptly deposited it in the local branch of the postoffice savings bank, and then the next day went to withdraw the whole amount. The bank official was somewhat sur prised. and asked for an explanation, when she said that Death bad ap peared to her during the night and threatened to take her away with him unless she had the 400 crowns ready for him the next night. The gendarmes were communicated with, and when “Death" made his promised appearance he was found to be very much alive, in the person of the local judge. The woman s money is still in the bank, and the judge is in jail.—Pall Mall Gazette. “Going Some.” Two of our colored brethren were engaged in heated argument. The "retort courteous.” without the quali fying adjective, had been passed and returned. Suddenly the larger of the two moved up aggressively. "Yuh nygah. youh! If Ah hit yuh, Ahm a-goin' to knock yuh so fah dat der ain’t no rail road train kin bring yuh back!” The other looked at him a moment speculatively. Then: “Niggah you'- seff yuh brack map o' Africa! If Ah hit yuh, Ahm goin’ to knock you so fah dat itil cos' eight dollars to sen’ yoh a postal card!” Whereupon the tall one, realizing that the limit had been reached, passed his "chaw," and peace reigned again.—Judge. Vocal Influence. The burglar heard the voice of a child and paused. Then he heard the voice of the child’s mother, and continued to pause. But when the deep bass of the old man chimed In he quit pausing and took a header through the window Newspaper 500 Years Old. The oldest newspaper in the world, the King Pao, or News of the Capital, of Pekin, will celebrate its five hun dredth anniversary this year. 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