B. T. HOBBS. Editor.
MIOOKHAVBN s MISSISSIPPI.
That Virginia veteran wbo refused
a pension and back pay to the amount
of $7,000 is the sola veteran of his
A large proportion of the New York
savings bank depositors are foreigners
—chiefly Italians, Germans, Hunga
rians and Poles. One Italian, a keep
er of a corner fruit-stand, whose earn
ings were acquired a copper at a time,
has $20,000 on deposit in a sayings
The majority of the New York Chi
nese women devote certain hours each
day to study. They teach their young
children the precepts of the Chinese
religion. No matter how well edu
cated a Chinese child may be in the
American schools, he devotes a certain
time to the perusal of Chinese litera
ture and the history of his father’s
Editors and tailors are not the only
persons who are made happy on occa
sions by the present of a pair of scis
sors. A gift of this kind was made to
,the Emperor William of Germany re
cently, and if he was not made happy
by it there has been no intimation to
the contrary. The fact that this par
ticular pair of scissors cost $500 might
have made some difference.
Most of the Chinese women in New
York’s Chinatown have servants to do
the cooking and the heavy work of the
household. Negro women are em
ployed two or three times a week to
scrub floors, wash windows, and clean
house generally, and the Oriental wife
and daughters devote themselves to
the care of the young children, to
amusements, and the needle-work, in
which they have few rivals.
There are signs that the era of the
“skyscrapers” will before long begin
in London. There is an apparent bar
to its introduction in London, as the
county council’s building act prohibits
such structures, but, like all restrict
ive measures, it is not prohibitive. An
Ingenious suggestion for introducing a
skyscraper in the guise of a “tower”
is made, and it has additional interest
from the fact that it comes within the
scope of the by-laws._
It is almost Incredible, yet it is
true, that, because of recent dis
closures affecting the great life-insur
ance companies, thousands of policy
holders have permitted their policies
to lapse. A sort of panic seems to
have seized upon them, and it has
been far more costly to them than
to the insurance companies. In many
instances new insurance can never be
obtained, and in all cases the policy
holder has sacrificed the advantages
which accumulate with time.
The New York clearing house, rep
resenting 53 banks, cleared last year
$56,000,000,000. The average daily
clearings were $200,000,000, and the
average daily balance paid in money
was $10,000,000. The next biggest
clearing house is that of Chicago, with
clearings of $8,000,000,000. The New
York clearing house is, in fact, the
most important business institution in
the world, its transactions exceeding
those of the clearing house of London
last year by six billions.
New York City has nearly half, or
700,000, of the entire Jewish population
of the United States, or many times
more of this race than were ever gath
ered before in any single community,
from the patriarch Abraham’s days
down to those of Dr. Herzl, the Zion
1st. r rom tnree per cenu oi me popu
lation of the city in 1880 the Jews
have grown to fifteen per cent, in
1905, and their expansion, proportion
ately as well as absolute, continues at
a high rate. Every sixth person mi
on the streets of New York is a Jew.
A prophecy of world-wide bloodshed
and horror during the year 1908 had
been issued by Mine, de Thebes, who
was accredited as court diviner to the
superstitious Napoleon and Eugenie.
It is said that she predicted the down
fall of the second empire. As her
vaticinations for next year the seeress
says: “Germany is to come very near
to a smash early in the year; South
America will be contorted with wild
upheavals, and the United States will
be decimated by an unconquered epi
demic,” and many other calamities
The second highest chimney in
America has been completed for a
plant in Newark, N. J. It is 360 feet
high, just 15 feet less than the stack
of the Orford Copper Co., of Bayonne,
N. J., but it is said to be a far finer
piece of structural work. Aa its cost
would seem to Indicate—$35,000, or
$100 per foot of height—it Is as com
plete as the best of material and labor
could make it. Aside from this, it is
an engineering feat of no mean pro
portions, for it is built on the treach
erous salt meadows just to the east
The meat question imposing starva
tion upon the poorer classes of people
hot'anco nf thfv oYnPflfiivo hirh nrl/*o rvf
meat in Germany is a strange condi
tion of cirillization. The German
farmers secured legislation prohibiting
American meat and live cattle, which
gives them the monopoly of trade, but
they are unable to raise half enough
meat to supply the great population;
indeed no European country can or
does now produce meat enough to sup
ply the demand. The people of Ger
many appeal In vain to the officials
for relief to admit American meat.
Mark McTigue, the aged sexton of
Crown Point (Ind.) cemetery, has
completed the digging of 4,638 graves,
and in the 40 years of his administra
tion of these grounds has never seen a
ghost Few men can claim the equal
of his record in digging graves the
country over. Sexton McTigue is re
markable in the respect that he knows
a brief history of each person buried
by him, and can locate, within a few
minutes, anyone committed to the
grounds. For years he was in charge
of the removal of bodies from Koko
mo’s old cemetery._
According to Consul Anderson, at
Hang-chow, China, there is a greater
demand for American stoves in some
parts of China than is generally
known. The consul anticipates an im
mense future demand for American
beating apparatus in that country. He
also thinks that China in time will
he a good market for gasoline engines.
He calls attention to the market for
American paper In the celestial king
dom, and urge* American manufac
turers to push the introduction of their
BATTLE WITH A BAD NEGRO,
Barricaded Himself la the Illinois
Posse Riddled It With Holes—Aa
Automatic Pistol Finally
Brought Him Low.
Paducah, Ky., Dec. 26. Preceding
a desperate battle about noon today,
John Tice, a one-legged negro gate*
keeper, barricaded in the tower of the
Illinois Central railroad at Eleventh
street and Broadway, shot and badly
wounded Policeman James Clark. A
detachment of policemen went to the
tower to arrest Tice, when he opened
fire on them. In the frusillade which
followed the tower was riddled with
bullets shot by the police, who were re
inforced until about ten were in the
Claiming that Campbell Jarvis, an
Illinois Central machinist, threw a
brick into the tower, Tice, the gate
keeper, shot at him this morning. The
negro was drinking. Patrolmen Clark
and Senser started up the stairs to
arrest him, but Tice opened the trap
door and fired twice. Patrolman Clark
being in the lead, got both bullets, one
in the groin and the other in the lee.
Patrolman Senser jnmped down and the
negro appeared at the window and
fired two deliberate shots at him, and a
pistol duel followed.
Police headquarters sent reinforce
ments with shotguns and rifles. They
were dispatched to the scene in automo
biles, carriages and street cars. The
negro having exhausted his ammunition,
laid on the trap door and a fusillade of
lead was sent into the tower. Finally
a patrolman got under it with an auto
matic pistol, shooting steel bullets of
45 caliber, and sent shot after shot
through the floor.
Tice’s wife appeared and went to the
door, which was opened for her. Be
fore she could get in a policeman pulled
her back and jumped inside. Tice made
for the officer, who clubbed him into in
sensibility and carried him to the
ground, amid cheers from hundreds of
people, who wanted to lynch the ne
At Riverside Hospital it was found
that one bullet had gone through his
left lung. Anoperation was performed,
and lie may live.
MEMPHIS LAWYER MURDERED
Frank P. Poston Shot Down While
Passing Along the Street.
Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 26.—Frank P.
Poston, a member of a prominent fami
ly,' a leader at the Memphis bar, coun
sel of the Southern Railway Company,
died at the Presbyterian hospital at 11
o’clock last night. His death was the
result of a pistol shot fired by a negro,
which struck Mr. Poston in the side
while he was passing on DeSoto street
at 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon.
The death of Mr. Poston was evi
dently caused by accident. An investi
gation was prosecuted by officers of the
police department, and every statement
corroborated that of the dying man and
confirmed what he said at the time he
was shot—that the ball which struck
him was fired by a negro who was
standing in the alley leading east from
DeSoto street between Gayoso and
Beale, and was not fired to accomplish
his death. _
SHOT TO DEaFh IH- CELL.
Bon of Murdered Officer Kills the
Tampa, Fla., Dec. 26.—A negro man,
while on a Christmas drunk at St.
Petersburg this afternoon, fatally cut
Capt. J. J. Mitchell, a special police
officer, who died in a few minutes from
the injuries. The negro was placed in
jail, but in thirty minutes a mob con
gregated and one of the crowd shot
through the window of the jail, killing
The story told by an eye-witness to
the affair is that the negro was boister
ous, going through the streets defying
the officers and loudly proclaiming that
no white man should arrest him.
When Mitchell approached to take
him into custody the negro whipped out
a knife and cut gashes in the officer’s
neck, death soon ensuing. A crowd of
enraged citizens soon gathered, and,
going to the jail, a son of the officer
who was killed, it is alleged, dispatch
ed the negro through the jail window.
FIVE THOUSAND KILLED.
Fourteen Thousand Wounded in Car
nage of the Moscow Outbreak.
London, Dec. 26.—The correspondent
of the Daily Telegraph at St. Peters
burg in a dispatch dated at 6:45 p.m.,
Dec. 25, says:
“At an early hour this morning the
casualties as Moscow were estimated at
5,000 killed and 14,000 wounded, with
the fighting still proceeding.
“It is impossible to move about the
city, in consequence of the frequency of
stray bullets. Many innocent persons
have been accidentally killed.
“A scarcity of provisions is threaten
SAFEBLOWERS AT WORK.
Rob the Saloon of Harry Judge at
New Madrid, Mo.
New Madrid, Mo., Dec. 26.—Safe
blowers entered Harry Judge’s saloon
by prying open a back window, robbed
a cash register and blew the safe open,
securing about $250 in money and
watches, a diamoud valued at over $500,
making a total of over $700. The man
ner of opening the safe with nitrogly
cerine indicates the work of experts.
There were no arrests. Many were
celebrating Christmas, firing crackers,
and having no thought of robbery.
Charity Dispensed in New York.
New York, Dec. 26.—Christmas Day
in New York was marked by the cus
tomary suspension of business and the
usual family reunions and generous
outpouring of public and private char
ity. Fully 200,000 poor partook of the
bountiful Christmas fare provided in
all the city hospitals and asylums, mis
sions and other benevolent institutions
supported by private charitv, and at
the annual distribution of dinners by
the Salvation Army and the Volunteer*
of America. The Sal vation Army dis- '
tributed 5,000 dinner baskets.
Killed His Father.
Philadelphia, Dec. 26.—Defending
his mother against her quarrelsome
husband, John Pollock, aged 22 years,
struck his father in the face and killed
him. Wm, Pollock, the husband, who
had been drinking, became angry be
cause bis sleep had been disturbed and
was in the act of striking bis wife when
the son stopped the blow. This enraged
the husband, who struck the son, and
the latter, retaliated by hitting his
tagyv ,Jftc e.^r. fSSStiS* iMS
ikuii by bj» head ajariking a stove.
A. and V. Improvement*.
Many improvements have been madf
in the Alabama & Vicksburg road dur
ing the past year, and thousands of dol
lars spent by the company in raising
the track in various places, building new
trestles and steel bridges, new depots,
etc. Two steel bridges were recently
completed across Chunkey river that
cost over $100,000, and the track wai
elevated so that there is no danger oi
its being submerged there now', as it liat
been during many rainy seasons in thf
past. Similar work bas been done at
Baker's creek, near Bolton, and in Pear]
river swamp a good deal of work hat
been done in the past year. Several new
depots have been built—handsome brick
structures at Newton and Forest, and
frame buildings at other places. Sev
eral luxurious new coaches have been
added to the passenger equipment on the
fast trains, and many noted improve
ments have been made in the service.
Sandy Bayou Suit.
Chancellor R. B. Mayes, in his de
cision in the celebrated Sandy Bayou
injunction case, declares that the Mis
sissippi Prison Board of Control has nc
institutional right to lease the Sandy
Bayou plantation, owned by State Sen
ator H. J. McLaurin, to be worked by
convicts during the coming crop year.
The chancellor holds that the lease re
cently entered into by the Board of Con
trol and Senator McLaurin, and which
provoked Gov. Vardaman to resort to
the courts, is not a leasing of the Sandy
Bayou place by the State, but a leasing
of the convicts to Senator McLaurin for
a stipulated sum, and therefore in direct
violation of the constitution. The chan
cellor sustains the governor on every
point raised,- also upholding the right
of the chief executive to institute legal
proceedings' in the name of the State,
and the power to take jurisdiction in
matters of this character.
Killing at Hernando.
Leonard W. Sowell, of Memphis, a
traveling silversmith, was shot, and
killed by Jesse Davis near Horn Lake
a few nights ago. Sowell was drunk,
and Davis was carrying him to the home
of Constable J. L. Skelton to have him
arrested when the shooting occurred.
Mistaking a movement of the right hand
toward the hip pocket as an effort to
get a pistol, and alarmed by a threat of
the drunken man, young Davis fired at
close range with a double-barreled shot
gun, the contents going into Sowell's
heart and causing instant death.
Road Will Be Built.
The last remaining obstacle to the
building of the Kelso-Silver City branch
of the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Rail
road has been removed, tlie two proper
ty-holders who had refused to grant
right-of-way having come to terms. Con
struction work will begin at once. Tap
ping the main line of the Valley road
at Kelso, thirty miles north of Vicks
burg, the new road will penetrate one
of the richest sections of the Yazoo-Mis
Sale of Aberdeen Bonds.
Aberdeen’s credit is good at home and
abroad. Last spring she sold $70,000
of her waterworks and sewerage bonds
to local capitalists at a premium of
$3,350. The council has just made an
other sale of $20,000 of bonds for the
same purpose to bond buyers of Cleve
land, O... at a premium of $1,202.50. being
a shade better than the price obtained
The commissioners appointed to build
a new State institution for the deaf and
dumb, to sell the old property and at
tend to other matters connected with
the transfer of the institution from one
side of Jackson to the other, have pre
pared their report to the Legislature,
showing that the new buildings have
cost the State less than what the old
buildings sold for. The new buildings
cost $73,250 and the old grounds sold
The evangelistic committee of the
synod of Mississippi met and elepted Dr.
H. A. Jones evangelist for the State, to
begin work at Fayette in January. Dr.
S. C. Caldwell, of Hazlehurst, was elect
ed secretary and treasurer.
Suit for Six City Blocks.
Three suits just filed in the Circuit
Court at Meridian by C. W. Robinson
and H. M. Threefoot have created quite
a sensation. They are actions in eject
ment to secure possession of certain de
scribed parcels of real estate, to which
the present occupants supposed their
own titles were good. The property in
volved in this and other proposed liti
gation on the same basis is estimated to
be worth at least $250,000, including six
full city blocks.
Death of Judge Simmons.
Judge J. F. Sim mods died at Sardis
last week in his 79th year. The judge
moved to Sardis from North Carolina
during the fall of 1860. He went through
the civil war, first as quartermaster un
der Gen. Ransom, of North Carolina, and
later was transferred to the Mississippi
division and placed on Gen. Jackson's
Gift for Guiteras.
A number of citizens of Vicksburg
contributed to a fund for a testimonial
to be sent to Dr. G. M. Guiteras, of the
Marine Hospital Service, and that dis
tinguished fever lighter received a
handsome souvenir in consequence as a
Christmas gift. A complete silver serv
ice for breakfast, dinner and tea was
secured at a cost of $350.
Kick oh Telephone Tolls.
The railroad Commission has a letter
from Drs. Whittle, Hutchins, Crawley.
West and Barnes, of Gulfport, in wliict
they complain at increased charges or
the part of the telephone company. They
state that they are required to pay (HI
cents for the use of a telephone in a
drug store where they hang out, and
that they are also required to pay $2.75
for their residence phones. They ex
press a willingness to pay the 50 centt
for the drug store accommodation, but
object very strenuously to the increast
in the price of their residence phones
which was from $1.65 to $2.75.
The special commission appointed by
the governor to investigate the affaire
of the State insane hospitals hall at
tention to the necessities of changes
and improvements required in the hos
pital located at Jackson, to make tht 1
same adequate for the proper care and
treatment of those most unfortunate
and wretched of all beings among civil
feed people, the insane, and those whos<
minds are diseased, and so made utterly
helpless and dependent upon other more i
blessed for even the simplest comforts I
Governor Offers Reward.
Gov. Vardanian has offered a reward
of $650 for the arrest and convietioi !
of the negro who attempted to criminal <
ly assault a young lady in Jackson < I
few nights ago. Tliere is a provision ir ]
the offer of reward that is unusual ii 1
this State. The law holds that officers 1
HEWS FOR COTTON PLANTERS
Government Investigation Into the
Cotton Boll Worm.
SM«Ht Attained So That Planter*
Will he Enabled to Control
That Injnrloua Peat.
Washington, Dec. 23.—According to
the annual report of L. C. Howard, in
charge of the bureau of entomology of
the department of agriculture, the
main work of the bureau for the past
fiscal year ended June 30, 1905, was in
connection with the cotton boll weevil,
the cotton boll worm, importation of
beneficial insects from abroad, investi
gations of insects damaging forests
and deciduous fruit trees, work on in
sects injurious to vegetable crops and
affecting the_ great staple field crops,
and work in silk and bee culture. The
results as to the cotton boll worm
were such that cotton planters will, it
la* stated, be enabled to control that
Experiments on a large scale, extend
ing over practically the whole of the
wheat-growing area, have been begun
looking toward the elucidation of cer
tain as yet unsolved problems ln' the
propagation of the Hessian fly and
joint worms of wheat, and also to de
termine the best time to sow wheat in
the autumn in order to ward off the
autumn attack of the fly, and investiga
tions of the same Insect in the spring
wheat regions have been begun, since
only recently has the Hessian fly
spread into this new country.
THE “BEEF TRUST” TRIALS
The Trial of the Defendant* in Chi
cago on Their Immunity Plea to
Begin January B, 1000.
Chicago, Dec. 23.—The 21 persons
and corporations Indicted on charges of
conspiracy in restraint of trade in the
meat business will go to trial January
9, 1906, on their ten special pleas for
immunity. The jury which was final
ly accepted, Friday, after 82 venire
men had been questioned, consists of
five farmers, three real estate dealers,
two carpenters, one stock raiser and one
printer. After a long charge by the
court, the 12 men were allowed to go
to their homes until the date of the
trial. The verdict of this jury will de
cide only whether the packers are to
be tried later on the main charge in
the case or go free altogether because,
under the law, they are entitled to
immunity from prosecution, if, as they
assert, they furnished evidence against
themselves during the Garfield investi
gation, and which evidence, it is be
lieved by the defendants, was used
against them to bring the indictments.
NO NEW TAGGART TRIAL
Judge Eason Overrules tlte Motion
and Fines Three of Mrs. Taggart’a
Lawyers for Contempt.
Wooster, 0., Dec. 23.—The motion
for a new trial in the Taggart divorce
case was overrmled by Judge Eason
Friday afternoon. Mrs. Taggart’s at
torneys, who made the motion, took
exceptions to the ruling with the an
nounced intention of carrying the case
to the circuit court. The court took
four hours to give the decision^ He
paid particular attention to fhe affi
davits against himself, some of which
declared that he was prejudiced and
biased in giving the decree of divorce
to Maj. Taggart. He pronounced these
affidavits unfair, unjust and unusual
for lawyers to make, and that all other
affidavits were a mass of trash. The
attorneys who swore to the affidavits
of prejudice were clearly in contempt,
and he Imposed a fine of $15 each upon
Judge Lyman Critchfleld, Capt. James
B. Taylor and Judge M. L. Smyser. He
suspended collection of the fines until
the circuit court could pass upon his
decision in the case.
LATEST WALL STREET RUMOR
The Standard Oil Co. Said to Be In
tending to Increase It* Capital
Stock to $000,000,000.
New York, Dec. 23.—The report that
the Standard Oil Co. intends to in
crease its capital stock from $100,000,
000 to $600,000,000 by what, in effect,
would be a stock dividend of 600 per
cent., was revived in Wall street Fri
There was no official confirmation,
but that there has been some discus
sion in Standard Oil circles in regard
to such a step was admitted in quar
ters where information in regard to
such a change was likely to bb had.
The effect of such an increase stock
would be to reduce the market price to
the neighborhood of par, and the divi
dend rate would be reduced probably
from the 40 to 50 per cent which the
company has paid in recent years, to
a 7 or 8 per cent rate. Such an ar
rangement, it was pointed ofit, would
serve to lessen the prominence of the
stock in the market, as compared with
the command it has had with the price
ranging about 67.
ftoted LikcKltt -Dip* of Injuries,
Chicago, Dec. 23.—Carlos Escobey, a
linguist of international reputation,
Is dead of injuries sustained by being
struck by A street car on December 19.
He had been highly honored by the
tlnivefsity of Heidelberg, fought in the
Pranco-Russian war, and carried scars
received In duels.
Illtaola Tax List.
Springfield, 111., Dec. 23.—The total
ralue of all taxable property in this
state, as determined by the board of
iqualization, which has made its final
report and adjourned, is $3,486,480,885.
Penally For Slaarslas Carry.
Chicago, Dec. 23.—Daniel Garrigan, a
iity fireman, was sentenced to three
months in jail by Judge Kohlsaat for
slugging Prank Curry, of St Louis, the
strikebreaker, during the teamsters*
strike. Curry was in the hospital two
weeks, and nearly lost an eye.
Salloway Addresses BUsstssippiaas.
St Louis, Dec. 23.—The Mississippi
lociety held Us fifth annual banquet
it the Planters^ hotel Friday evening.
Sisliop Galloway of the Southern M. B.
jhurch delivered the annual address.
St. tools Detective la Trouble.
St. Louis, Dec. 23.—Lee Killian, “the
nan with the diamonds,” considered one
>f the most capable detectives on the
milce force, has been suspended, pend
ng a hearing on* the charge of “pro
octlng” panel workers and women of
Jobs It. Irwta Passes Away.
Keokuk. I*., Dec. 23.—John N. Ir
vin died at Hot Springs, Ark. He was
ormer minister to Portugal, governor
>f Arizona, governor of Idaho, mayor
;f Keokuk and head of a wholesale
pereaattj* ce&pw hem
WHAT FARMERS HAVE DOME
Acreage and Production of the Prin
cipal Farm Crops in tbo
Country In 1003.
Washington, Dec. 2t.—Final returns
to the bureau of statistics of the de
partment of agriculture, according to a
bulletin issued Wednesday, show the
acreage and production of the principal
farm crops In 1905 to have been as fol
Crops. Acreage. Bushels.
Cora .94,011,369 2,707,993,540
Winter wheat ..29,864,018 429,462,834
Spring wheat ..17,990,061 264,516,655
Barley. 6,095,528 136,651,020
Rye. . 1,662,508 27,176,305
Buckwheat.... 760,118 14,585,082
Flaxseed. 2,534,836 28,477,753
Rice. 460,198 12,933,436
Potatoes. 2,996,757 260,741,294
Hay, tons'.39,361,960 60,531,611
Tobacco, lbs.... 776,112 633,033,719
The average weight per bushel Is
shown by the bureau to be 56,3 pounds
for spring wheat, 58.3 pounds for win
ter wheat and 32.7 pounds for oats.
SERIOUS CHARGE TO ANSWER
uioiuna tt. nugrave, an irkannu
Flantert Indicted (or Attempted
Blytheville, Ark., Dec. 21.—Thos. H.
Musgrave, a planter residing near Bar
field, was indicted by the grand jury
here on a charge of attempted criminal
Miss Adeline Vitt will be the prose
cuting witness. Musgrave has been
arrested and the case docketed. Allen
Hughes, of the circuit bench, will be
the trial judge. The state will be rep
resented by Prosecuting Attorney I.
C. Going and his assistant, S. L. Gla
dish. Attorneys Simpson and W. J.
Driver are representing Musgrave.
A true bill was returuned after the
grand jury had heard the stories of
Misses Marion Emmons and Adeline
Vitt, of St. Louis, two young women
who had been enticed to Musgrave’s
southern home on the representation
that they were to act as companions for
If convicted under the charge in the
indictment. Musgrave’s least penalty
will be a sentence of three years in the
penitentiary. A 21-year sentence is the
maximum penalty for the offense.
HAS “SCOTTY” BEEN KILLED?
Mule of “Deatli Valley Cpoeiu*” Re
turns Riderless WltU Ballet
Hole In Saddle.
Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 21.—A letter
from Wm. Scott, brother of Walter
Scott, Death Valley Croesus, holder of
the transcontinental train record,
states that “Scotty” has been missing
ten days, and efforts to locate him
have been unavailing. Scotty left Ben
nett’s Wells, Death Valley camp, for
his mines on December L On Decem
ber 7 his mule, “Slim,” returned to
Wells riderless. A bullet hole wa3
found in the saddle, and it was
smeared with blood. Walter Scott,
with a scout, started out on the mule
trail and followed it two days, when
a sandstorm interfered.
They were unable to find any trace
of Scotty. A man tiding a mule traced
Scotty after he left Bennett for the
mines, and has reported that several
exchanges of rifle shots were heard.
Scotty had with him when he left
camp two rifles, two six-shooters, two
field glasses and $1,800 in cash.
FIRE AT SALT LAKE CITY
Part of the Rio Grande’. Repair
Plant De.troyed, At a I.os. of,
Salt Lake City, Utah, Dec. 21.—The
extensive repair shops of the Rio
Grande were found to be on fire at
10:30 Wednesday night. All the fire
apparatus in the city was called out,
but the flames were beyond control
and threatened to extend to the freight
Although the firemen could not make
headway against the blaze, they suc
ceeded in confling it to its original lo
cality. The pcwer house and main car
shop were burned to the grounud, but
the great machine shop, paint shop and
other buildings standing at a distance
were unharmed. The loss is estimated
at from $150,000 to $200,000 and 2C0
men will be thrown out of work.
ALEX. SULLIVAN THE WINNER
Decision of the Illinois Supreme
Court On tiie Attempt to Disbar
Well-Known Chicago Lawyer.
Springfield, 111., Dec. 21.—The Illinois
supreme court decided the celebrated
case of Alexander Sullivan, growing out
of traction litigation in Chicago. The
decision is in favor of Sullivan. The
Question at issue was an attempt to
disbar as an attorney the former presi
dent of the Irish National league, and
was the echo of a conspiracy trial in
which the courts, some time ago, gave
the victory to Sullivan. By the ruling
of the supreme court, the disbarment
proceedings are dismissed and the de
fendant is made final winner in all the
Lovering Cotton Resolution Tabled.
Washington, Dec. 21.—After a sharp
debate Mr. Lovering’s bill pro
viding for a new estimate on the
cotton crop by the department of agri
culture on January 10, 1906, was laid
on the table by the house committee
on agriculture by unanimous vote.
Trouble In Morocco.
Paris, Dec. 21.—The Tangier corre
spondent of the Echo de Paris says
that the pretender to the Moorish
throne, Bu Hamara, is preparing to at
tack the sultan’s troops with a num
erous army near the Algerian frontier.
Tne siorjc ax x/orntu,
Ithaca, N. Y., Dec. 2L—The students
of Cornell university are congratulat
ing President Jacob G6uld Schurman
upon the birth 10 Mrs. Schurman of a
daughter. This arrival is the eighth
child in President Schurman’a family,
all but one of whom are living.
Joaquin Miller’* Mother Bead.
Oakland, Cal., Dec. 21.—Mrs. Miller,
the aged mother of Joaquin Miller, the
poet, did Wednesday at the poet’s resi
dence, “The Heights,” a short distance
back of this city, aged nearly 90 years.
Got. Daxia Pardon* Shoplifter.
Little Rock, Ark., Dec. 21.—Gov.
Davis has pardoned Mrs. Mattie TIghe,
convicted on December 18 of shoplift
ing and given a four-year sentence, on
condition that she leave the state and
Louisville, Ky., Dec. 21.—Miss Ethel
Watterson, youngest daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Watterson, was mar
ried; Wednesday, at Mansfield, Mr. Wat
tersoa’s country scat, to Mr. Aioxanaai
Gciimeur, a fcouleville business mao,
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PREBENT MEMBERS ARE MORE
GERMAN THAN RUSSIAN.
Constant Intermarriage with German
Princely Houses—Origin of House—
The Czar’s Immediate Family—
From the time of Peter III. (1762),
the czars without exception have con
nected themselves by marriage with
German families; wherefore the Ro
manoffs now are more German than
Russian. An interesting article in
the New York Sun discussing "The
Tottering House of the Romanoffs”
makes use of this introduction: “It
used to be the favorite pastime of the
poet, Pushkin, to pour water into a
glass of wine until so little wine re
mained that it hardly imparted the
slightest taste or color to the goblet's
contents. This was by way of show
ing how little Russian blood remained
in the Romanoffs.”
The wife of the present czar was
Princess Alexandra AUx, daughter of
the grand duke of Hesse. Wurttem
kerg, Baden, Prussia and other Ger
man reigning houses have furnished
wives for Russian ruler and grand
duke. To be sure, the czar’s mother
lima DninnAMn ---_ M T~\
mark, but her father was of the house
of Schleswig - Holstein - Sonderburg,
Gluksburg, and her mother of Hesse
Cassel. In speaking of the Romanoffs
one may with propriety call them
Germans with a strain of Russian
tlood, their blood far more German
The house of Rurik preceded the
house of Romanoff, the Ruriks
reigned seven centuries in Russia.
Many noble Russian families of to
day claim descent from the old rulers,
and look with certain contempt on the
Romanoffs, remembering the elder
bouse was wholly Russian. The
story goes that as late as the day of
Czar Nicholas I. (1855), proud de
scendant, Prince Peter Dolgoruki, hav
ing offended his imperial majesty
was requested to leave the Russian
embassy in Paris and appear in per
son at St. Petersburg. The prince
made reply he would send his picture
instead, and called to the remem
brance of the czar that his, the
prince’s, ancestors were grand dukes
of Moscow when the czar’s own an
cestors were not even dukes of Hol
The Ruriks were succeeded by the
Romanoffs In 1613; the first of that
name to reign, Michael Romanoff,
whose grandmother, a Romanoff, had
married Ivan the Terrible, and who
therefore was connected with the
house of Rurik. The grandson of
Michael was Peter the Great; and
Peter, zealous to bring Russia in con
tact with the western states of Eu
rope, wed his daughter Anna to Duke
Karl Frederick of Holsteln-Gottorp.
Tne present line of czars belongs to
the house of Romanoff-Holstein.
Since the Romanoffs began their
reign several women have played the
part of ruler of Russia. Catherine I.,
SON OF THE CZAR.
Anne, Elizabeth and Catherine II.
The long delay in the birth of a son
to the present czar once gave rise to
the report that perhaps the oldest
daughter, Grand Duchess Olga, would
be declared heir. The grand duchess,
though of tender age, was said to have
a most resolute will and unusual spir
it. The latter quality might and
might not come in well in a ruler of
Russia; more autocracy is not needed;
but certainly it demands spirit, cour
age to accept the dangerous post
But along came Grand Duke Alex
is Nicolaievitch, and Grand Duchess
Olga faded into the background. This
little heir to the throne—an infant of
a year or so—is happily unaware of
menacing dangers and menacing re
sponsibilities. Tiny Nicolaievitch is
hetman of the Cossack troops in Rus
sia, also commander oi a regiment or
the guard in Finland, and holds posts
in various other regiments in his
father’s vast dominion. Poor little
is he to be the last of the Roman
offs, this youngest of the Romanoffs?
Wili the conspirator and assassin and
revolutionary allow him to grow to
maturity? Perhaps, as so often hap
pens in cases of disaster and calam
ity, the helpless child will survive the
strong man. However harsh the gen
eral sympathy belongs to the Russian
The baby has four sisters, and over
them, too, hangs threatening danger.
They are Grand Duchess Olga, aged
ten, Grand Duchess Tatania, who has
attained the ripe age of eight; Grand
Duchess Marie, a six-year-old; and lit
tl,e Anastasia, who is but four. A
family group that is reported very
happy in private; a family group that
might well long for a less exalted po
A Patriotic Gentleman.
S. T. Dodson, a farmer of the South
Canadian valley in Oklahoma, named
his ten children after as many states
of the union. His six daughters are
named Virginia, Carolina, Georgia,
Florida, Idaho and Jersey. The Dod
son boys are named Missouri, Ohio,
Tennessee and Texas. . The ten Dod
son children, it is said, always appear
in public wearing some red, white and
As a Gentleman Should.
- “This novel says the heroine’s face
“What did the hero do then?”
rrciwu ii. uy, i a pu»e. —juuuisvnte
Manager—Your play Is wholesome,
full of action, well constructed, and
even brilliant in places.
Playwright—Then you’ll produce it?
How good of you!
Manager—No, I can’t afford to. It
is neither immoral nor suggestive, so ;
we should be forced to pay for the 1
He—You'll drive me to drink!
She—Well, I couldn’t drive you to
anything you’d like better,-Cleveland
ALTOGETHER TOO TRUSTFUL
4 Quest Who Was No Respecter of
Persona in a Case of
Hemery, the winner of the Vanderbilt
cup, was condoled with on the destruc
tion of his superb car, relates the New
“I was too trustful," said the young
Frenchman, with a rueful smile. “I let
the people crowd around me, trusting
them implicitly, never thinking that any
one would be so careless as to throw
lighted matches about, and hence—pouf—
my car went up in a mass of flames.” .
He lighted a cigarette. He sipped hie
“To be too trustful,” said Hemery, “is
a fault of the French people.
“A stranger once visited a merchant of
Marseilles with a letter of introduction
from Alexander Dumas. It was a glow
ing letter. The merchant welcomed the
stranger warmly, and entertained him
with great hospitality for three weeks.
“Then in the night the guest disap
peared, taking with him his host's best
horse, and a quantity of silver plate.
"The merchant, on his next visit to
Paris, sought out Dumas.
“ ‘A pretty guest you sent me/ he said,
bitterly. ‘The fellow e'ecamped with my
best horse and plate worth 5,000 francs.’
“ ‘What!’ cried Duinos, horror stricken.
‘Did be steal from yon, too?’ ”
LIKE AN UNBLAZED TRAIL.
Intricate Pica at the Bar of Justice
That Was Too Deep for
Soon after the late Gilman Marston, of
New Hampshire, had been admitted to
the bar a civil suit was brought to him.
It involved a somewhat complicated ques
tion of inheritance, says the Boston Her
ald. But the young man, in no way
daunted, took the case, looked up author
ities all the way back to Julius Caesar,
and prepared an argument of a few hun
dred pages which seemed to him unan
swerable. His only fear was that it
might be beyond the comprehension of
When his case was called Mr. Marston
rose with inward assurance and plunged
in boldly. The judge seemed interested
and he took heart. But at the end of
an hour and a half, in the midst of the
most intricate part of his plea, he was
pained to see what looked like a .lack of
attention on the part of the court.
It was as he had feared; the judge
was unable to appreciate the nice points
of his argument.
‘‘Your honor,” he said, “I beg your par
don. but do you follow me?”
"I have so far,” answered the judge,
shifting wearily about in his chair, “but
I’ll say frankly that if I thought 1 could
find iny way back, I’d quit right here.”
He Doesn’t Curse How.
Washington, Kans., Dec. 25 (Special).—
Jesse E. Mitchell is a telephone lineman, and
also a well-known resident here. Every
body acquainted with Mr. Mitchell knows
that he was a man who held very positive
views about Patent Medicine. Hear what
he says now';
“I used to curse all kinds of Patent Medi
cines. for they never did me any good, but
Dodd’s Kidney Pills have caused me to
change my mind. For twelve years I suf
fered from Kidney Trouble. There was a
hurting across my back that made it posi
tive agony to stoop, and as I am in a stoop
ing position nearly all day, you can imagine
how I suffered. After a day’s work that
any man would think nothing of, I w-ould be
tired and worn out. In fact, I was always
tired. I began using Dodd’s Kidney Pills
and after taking four boxes I feel like a new
man, I am as fresh at night as when I be
gin work in the morning. I have no pain
in my back now, and I am stronger than
Where Words were Inadequate.
The house emptied itself before the last
scene, the opera being somewhat drawn
out. A dowager was pushing her way
out with the total disregard of other peo
ple’s feelings (and toes) that marks the
British aristocracy, when a man, annoyed
at the onslaught, observed out loud: “The
last ’bus hasn’t gone yet, ma’am. No
need to hurry!”
If looks could kill, a coroner’s in
quest would have followed.—Vanity Fair.
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"It seems very funny to me,” remarked
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lee a political orator, with a fancy vest
and waxed mustache, trying to convince
an audience that he belongs to the plain
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Proud of Him.
"My grandfather was a butcher,” de
clared Miss Sly, in the midst of a discus
lion on ancestry.
The other girls gasped.
“It’s so. though, she declared. "He
slaughtered lambs on^Wall street.”—De
troit Free Press. ,
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When a man is as perfect as his wife
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get measured for a pair of wings.—N. Y.
A difference between a man and woman
!s likely to become indifference if allowed
to exist very long.
Bacon—They say Jigging put up some
gilt-edge security; what do you suppose
Egbert—Probably one of those framed
family portraits.—Yonkers Statesman.
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“Lawd.” prayed the old colored brother,
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you break it, please send a few tons
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