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Missouri Will Join With City Where He Passed His Boyhood to Add to Nation's Tributes. I By ROUER.TU5 LOVE. WT was Jesus of Nnznrcth who said In nn ago when prophets wero J many, "A prophet Is not without honor snvo In his own country and in his own house." In nil rever ence It may bo averred that tho reser vation contained In tho last clauso of this saying Is not applicable to Mark Twain. Hero was n prophet with honor not only throughout the world, but to a far more Intensified degree in his own country and In his own house. Even In tho house whore ho lived in boyhood nnd in tho town and stato which may bo called "his own coun try" Mark Twain was not without honor during his lifetime, and now that he has passed from earth as n living presence his memory is to bo honored and perpetuated in tangible form. The state of Missouri and tho city of Ilannlbal, which lies upon tho Mis souri bank of tho mighty Mississippi, nro joining hands Just now to do hon or to their prophet, who once good na turedly resented the characterization of "tho first Mlssourlan" on the ground that ho was "not so old as all that" Even without such tangible evidences of tho former resldenco of Mark Twain In Hannibal's midst, tho city where ho spent his boyhood, which Is the scene of mrfny episodes In his most famous books and which ho loved ns a father loves a child, will bo always a Mecca for tho pilgrims who elect to worship at tho shrine of tho creator of Tom Sawyer, Injun Jo, Huckleberry Finn and other fictional characters who nro almost as much alive as Is little Tom my Tucker around the corner from your homo or the boy who delivers your beefsteak at the back door. State May Build Monument. ' Frank Sosey, member of tho Missou ri legislature from Marion county, in which Mark Twain was born, has In troduced a bill to appropriate 510,000 IT r ROAD LEADING ALONG MISSISSIITI RIVEIt TO MARK TWAIN'S CAVE ENTRANCE TO MARK TWAIN'S CAVE, BELOW IIANNI- BAL, MO. IUU VIBVUUU Ul U UlUllUUiCUk iu tuu humorist and philosopher In Hannibal. Thore wus also on foot until recently a movement to have the state purchase tho boyhood homo of Mark Twain on Hill street, Hannibal, but tho local chargo has decided that, inasmuch ns the houso is not a property of any considerable real estate value, tho peo sto of Hannibal themselves should tako , earn or tuat aim proscrvo u, jeiung the state's share be the memorial pro vkfed for in Mr Sosey'u bill. Just what form this memorial 'will take Is as yet a matter to be consid ered, though the sentiment seems to favor a monument, with a statue of tbe white haired author, to be placed either la the small city park in Han jtfbal or in tbe new Mark Twain park wMeb to to be created by the city. The Commercial club of Hannibal i jut acquired by purchase eighteen ef MBo, whicu includes me ra Lorere' Leap and about half a of tbe picturesque bluffe rtoiag tbe Mtesteetppl juet south et Dm etty. This tract te to be deeded Mm cMy and to be Ma perpetually f . pmtk. purpose. New, there are fvq,' leaps a ad lexers' leaps.. Per firirr I taw t tvreMl aleag this TO Park, Which Embraces Cave, Made Famous by Tom Sawyer and In jun Jo, Will Be Memorial. samo Mississippi river and others abutting other American streams. Hut to tho Ilannlbal resident there Is only one Lovers' Leap, and that Is tho rag ged, Jagged, rocky, but precipitous nnd picturesque bluff that rises 8hnrft.nnd sheer 205 feet above the level of the river, with railroad trains thundering and factory machines whirring In the narrow strip below on the very bank of the stream. This Hannibal Lovers' Leap Is dis tinct from all the others. Each has Its legend of the pretty Indian maiden and her dusky lover who hurled them selves from the edge of the bluff bo cause pater or mnter or both forbade tho bans. Hannibal's leap Is different because It Is associated with Mark Twain's early life and with somo of his most popular works. Shrunk With Age. The present writer well remembers, the very last time Mark Twain visited his home, how the humorist lay in bed at his hotel In his white nightgown, smoking n black cigar nnd looking from his southern window through the matchless glory of a June morning down across the gorge of Bear creel? to a certain bluff that jutted up from tho river's edge. Ho gazed and gazed and was sllont. Finally ho said, slow ly and with perfect pathos: "I'm looking for Lovers' Leap, and I reckon thnt must bo It; but, oh, how much smaller It Is than it was when I was a boy." Then he smoked and smoked and was silent. 1 stole softly out of his room. That was tho only thing I ever stole in Hannibal, but I felt that I was justified. And so It Is this Lovers' Leap, tho one that was beloved by Mark Twain through more than threescore years of his wandering life, which is to bo tho nrch and acme of the new Mark Twain park. This world man, who hud sailed every sea and stcacuboiited every river of consequence, said that In his opinion thero Is no finer river view in tho world than that which Is to be eujoyed from the top of Lovers' Leap or from Inspiration point, a similar height Just north of Ilannlbal. While no doubt tho Hannibal peoplo havo their own preference as to tho location oi the Murk Twain monu ment, may not one suggest that it be placed on tho suminlt of Lovers' Leap, facing tho river ho knew and loved so well and whoso faino ho has made immortal hi Lis book which may bo called the biography of tho Missis slppi? Down to Hark Twain's Cave. You pass beneath Lovers' Lean when you drive or trudge down tho yellow, dusty road to Mark Twain's cave. People used to call It Tom Sawyer's cave, because it was la that remark able freak of nature, a narrow pas sage a mile long underground, with "poekets" where dae easily night get lent, that Tom Sawyer and bis tiny sweetheart were iBaprteosed for days. while all ef ,HaHulbl, at that .tine only a natter ef a tbouea&d popula tioa or so, busted high aud lew for then. Hb1bJ t tedsy, kewever, with her 22,642 inhabitants 10,000 moro than she had In 1000 wants tho cave to bo named for Mark Tw:!r, bo we might Just ns well yield to tho In evitable. As a matter of fact, Hannibal lc be coming moro nnd more Mark Twnlned nn tho years pass. The shanty house where lived, tho original of Huckle berry Finn was burned down shortly after tho Juno of 1002, when Mark Twain made his final pilgrimage there to. But tliiue remain still several claimants to the honor If It be that of being the original of Iluck. Han nlbal also Is full of tho original Tom Sawyer, though Mark Twain himself onco guardedly admitted that he was Tom. Thero Is nlso, or was a few years ngo, ono "original" of Injun Jo, who chnrged me CO cents for the privilege of photographing him with BiSiSiSrK'fiH BSBUBSBSh. t v &'''PM ;9BSBbsBSLi BBBBBBBBBBBBBB t fH iBnnfeUlSflBititiflil KyjOBBBHiBBiMEijiBB u3(rfHHEjn$EMSBJBBS MBBgMB9HBjBBJBHgBHBBJBBSBBB by Robcrtus Love. MA11JC TWAIN AT OLO IIANNIHAI, II Oil K. his hat on nnd n dollar with his hat off. Ho made a handsome income for many years as the original of Injun Jo. It was not Mark Twain, but an other great American humorist, who remarked that the American people like to bo humbugged. Mark Twain's Narrow Escape. On thnt last visit to Hannibal Murk Twain was nearly filled by the people with kindness. Living on one square meal a day to ward off his ancient enemy, ' dyspepsia, he was Invited to about twenty breakfasts, luncheons and dinners dally during tho week he spent there. He found It necessary. In order to preserve his life a few years longer, to appoint several gastronoml cnl proxies. One of his understudies In this line. I can assure the good housewives of Ilannlbal. was founder ed for ten days afterward and really never yet has quite regained the Joy ful appetite ho possessed In earlier youth. Hannibal. In truth. Is the home of good cooks and generous hospitality. Judge Sydney .1. Uoy, secretary and literary light of the Commercial club, has written; "It Is n city of 'homes.' People 'live' rather than reside or board in this river metropolis." Commercial ly growing by leaps nnd bounds, proud of her shoo factories and her cement works and railroad shops. Hannibal's champion leap always will be Lovers' Leap, and her bounds will be set only by tho fame of her most famous citi zen, who moved in ns a boy and weut back as an old mnn after ho had made himself world noted under nn as sumed name. It was something worth whllo to hear thoso old fellows calling him Sam, and 1 verily bellevo that until that last pathetic visit "home" ho had forgotten that his real name was Clemens. KAISER SPOILED HIS TRADE. Wanted Only Auto Horn In Existence Like Sample. An orchestral instrument maker of Mnrkneuklrchen. In Saxony, has dis covered that tho patronago of the Ger man emperor Is not nn unmixed bless ing. Three years ago ho Invented an automobile born which sounded four notes. The first ono ho finished in puro silver nnd presented to tho kai ser. Tho kaiser was bo delighted with tho new instrument that ho guvo im mediate orders forbidding nuybody elso to Live ono liko it. Tho inventor found this compliment too much of a business drawback to enjoy for more than a very brief spell. For the last three years ho has been doing his utmost to get permission to manufacture the instrument for tho general public. He has just succeeded In securing a special decree from tho fedoral council of the empire whereby motor horns of four notes may be cm ployed by motorists when touring iu tbe country, but it continues to con stitute a misdemeanor to use such a horn in towns or cities, where it will remain tbe exclusive privilege of the kaiser. The king of Saxony recently outbid tbe emperor by ordering tbe Markneu klrcben manufacturer to coBStruct for bin a bona wl(b six sotes. Princess August Wllbetn. oae ef tbe kattera dauflhtsfs-la-law. has a netsr hera Which pert erns a neledleus then. W. II. Howmku, President F. L. Lioiitfoot, Vice-Picsidcrit THE OLD RELIABLE BRECKINRIDGE 88 yen is of lionoinblc dralirg legitimate claim to An absolutely Safe Place A. I). Skillmnn, ioczf51fcf5faoizz)fo1fc W. C. MOORMAN Glen Dean Kentucky Great Reduction ISiale GREATREDUCTION in Shoes GREAT REDUCTION in Laces GREAT REDUCTION in Gloves GREAT REDUCTION in Hosiery GREAT REDUCTIGN in Notions GREAT REDUCTION in Clothing GREAT REDUCTION in Groceries GREAT REDUCTION in Dry Goods GREAT REDUCTION in Men's Hats GREAT REDUCTION in Wash Goods GREAT REDUCTION in Men's Shirts . . GREAT REDUCTION in Embroideries GREAT REDUCTION in Handkerchiefs GREAT REDUCTION in Dress Trimmings GREAT REDUCTION in Ladies' Dress Goods In fact we are reducing prices on every article in our store We are adopting the cash system. Hereafter no goods sold ontime. It is either cash or produce. Our Great Piano Contest is going on. You get tickets with every article. You get tickets when'you pay your account. Our piano is a fine in strument. It is worth a place in any household. Yau can get it if you are diligent and work for it. Get your friends interested. Get them to come to our store and buy and turn over their tickets to you. Someone will get this piano. Why not you? Remember we are making big REDUCTIONS on every article in our stock. Come and see us. 0 W. C. Moorman o D 0 loll' 'QE 'll3 ICHOPllolK "Q' iollaop30i 'llCTllol NEWS VVANT ADS COST L1TTLE-- They help to lent and sell rrnl estate; rett rcomt-; secuie positions; find eood help;0in fnct they sell what is not wanted and find what is wanted. If you have a Small Business and Want More B usiness "Try a Bt cckenridgo Ncus "Want Ad." Tho fact that they ure helping n any others of our renders is good proof that one would helpCyou ...Write, Call or Telephone... If not convenient to leave your ads at Tho News cflice, telephone them to 46. Wo will tell you the cost and you can mail stamps or call when convenient. DARK TOBACCO SELLS HIGH AT HOPKINSVILLE Hopkinsvllle, Ky., Jan. 20.' Extra fine leaf tobacco sold here today for $15.25 per hundred, or $2.25 above any previous quotations In th? dark tobacco district this season. Leaf was strong at from $12. to fl5.2. and all other grades were bullish. Sales today were about 15,000 pounds. Itch! Itchl Itch! Scratch! Scratch! Scratch! Scratch! Tbe more you scra tch the worse Itch. Try Doaa's Oiat meat. It 'cure piles, eczema, any ikiu jfchUg. All druggist sell it. Cloverport, Ky. Organized to its cicdit. Il bus" piu-scd through three rmnicK. and paid every its full nmcunt on den nr.d. Never senkd n check. D to do Business. 3 DIRECTORS: Conrad Simons, F. L. Lightfoot, .Ino. C. Jnrboc, 0. T. Skillmnn, hoc Glen Dean, Ky. But They DO Much A piece of iliuniel flumpenecl wllh Chamberlain's I.inlineiit and bound ou to tbe affected parts Is superior tc any plaster. When troubled with lame back or pains in the side or chest give it h trial and you are certain to be more than pleased with the prompt relief which it affords. Sold by all deahrs. BURLEY TOBACCO SELLS LARGE AT LEXINGTON Lexington, Ky., Jan. 20. Moro than a million pounds of loose tobacco was in the Lexington market to-day, the only limit of the sales being the capa city of the housss. Up to nooa, 380,000 pounds ef loose tobacco had been &eld A. B, ?Kiu.MAN,lCnsliicr O. T, Kiti man, At&'t Cnfliicr BANK 1872 nee cent on Time Deposits W. II. Downier A. I?. Fisher oczziocz51' 'O' cr51 at prices rant'int,' from four to sixteen and one fourth cents, and 242 hogsheads (215,000 pounds) of Durley Society I9O9 pool tobacco disposed of at six to nine teen and one half cents. The market is steady. To feel strong, have good appetite and digestion, sleep soundly and enjoy life, use Burdock Blood Bitters, tbe great system tonic and builder. Notice All persons Indebted to Mrs. Jas. Cordrey will please come forward and settle. Subscribe Right New.