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•PERRY AND HARRISON CHARGED
WITH DEATH OF MR8. ELLA COKER. AMORY DEPOT CASE AGAIN Railroad Commission Dismisses Big Fines Against Frisco, But Again Orders That Station. Be Built. —Jackson. The grand Jury of Hinds county on July 8 returned indictments against Horace Perry and Jim Harrison, charg ing them with the death of Mrs. Ella Coker, which occurred after she had Ibsen taken in an insensible condition Ho a local hospital from the room oc cupied by Perry. The men were both being held by the police, and have been turned over to the county au thorities. Mrs. Cleo Hollis of Hattiesburg, , daughter of Mrs. Coker, was here to take charge of her mother's body and arrange for the interment She is con fident that robbery was the cause of the murder, asserting that her mother carried over $100 on her person. Mrs. Hollis was before the grand jury for some time. She admits that her moth er had been a victim of the drug habit for several years, and had been treat ed at the insane hospital. The impression prevails that the ar rest of Perry and Harrison will lead to the implication of others in the affair. Amory Depot Case Again. The state railroad commission has passed an order bearing on the Amory passenger depot case, which has hung fire for so many months. Owing to the fact that the property and operation of the Frisco system are in the hands of receivers, the former orders assessing fines against the St. Louis & San Francisco for non-compliance with the Amory depot order were dismissed, including the accumulated fines of $500 per month for the past several months. However, the Amory case Is revived, in an order directed to the receivers of the road to file plans and specifications within 30 days; otherwise the receiv ers will be subject to penalty. Trade Day a Success. Officers of the Jackson board of trade, farm demonstration leaders, farm market expansionists, merchants, housekeepers and the producers them selves are more than gratified at the successful results which attended the fourth monthly trade day, held on July 7. It Is believed that from now on Jackson trade day will grow in inter est, importance and effectiveness. & "Life Termer" Gets Pardon. For the reason, as stated in his cer tificate, that "Ben Williams has for 17 years given faithful service as a convict and given no trouble to the penitentiary officers, and been most of the time a "trusty," Gov. Brewer has acted on a recommendation of the su perintendent and trustees of the peni tentiary and granted him a meritorious discharge. Williams was sentenced from ShaTkey county in January, 1898, to a life term for murder, and has made a model convict, and has been so efficient that the officers who have bad charge of him regret to see him leave. "Grown in Mississippi" Song. Miss L. W. Ricketts of the Memphis public schools, sister of Prof. Ricketts of Millsaps College, and a gifted com poser, inspired by the great "Grown in Mississippi" movement, has written a "Grown in Mississippi" song, whicu is becoming popular- throughout the state. This song is the official booster of Grown In Mississippi" special train to San Francisco. The music is written in popular time. the State Fair Bonds Are Sold. The state fair bonds have been sold, and to good advantage, Insuring a big state fair for Mississlppians in Jack son next October. The entire block of $50,000 of bonds was awarded to R. M. Grant & Co., of Chicago, in competition with financial houses In Cincinnati, New York and other points. More than eighteen bid ders submitted sealed propositions which were opened and considered at a meeting of the city council. The $65,000 bond issue for school improvements, recenfty voted by Jack son citizens, was sold to the Jackson State National Bank, of this city. The fair bonds were bought by R. M. Grant A Co. at 6 1-4 per cent, with a pre minm of $425. Italian Gets Life Sentence. Jim Bruno, the Italian charged with killing his wife in a cell in the county jail here last year by stabbing her, tried in the circuit court July 6 , convicted and given a life sentence in the penitentiary. He claimed that his wife was unfaithful to him, and when ahe visited him he stabbed her. Bruno also is charged with killing? his broth er-in-law at Cannon, but a mistrial re sulted, after which be was brought to Jackson for safekeeping. Recommends Disbarment of Negro. A stinging criticism against the con. dnet of S. D. Redmond, a negro attor ney of this city, who is reputed to be the wealthiest member of his race in Mississippi, is contained in recommen dations of a special commission ap pointed by Circuit Judge Wiley H. Potter that disbarment proceedings be instituted. The commission last week heard evidence on charges instituted by officers of the grand lodge, Knights of Pythias, colored, claiming that Red mond had in an unprofessional way stirred up litigation and dissensions. WIFE IS STOLEN, HOMER WILSON AND SON ARE CHARGED WITH 8LAYING J. C. DAVIS AT SHAW. HANGING WILL BE PUBLIC Two Negroes Will Go To Scaffold at Starkvllle in the Presence of a Great Crowd—News From Over State. Shaw.—Riddled with shot and bul lets received when he had pursued and caught up with two men fleeing with his 14-year-old wife, J. C. Davis, 22, a farmer residing near here, is dead, and Homer Wilson, 50, and his son, John Wilson, 25, of Greenwood, Miss., are being held in the Cleveland county Jail charged with the shooting. Davis' death is said to be the result of a feud between the men which be gan a year ago, when Davis married the 13-year-old daughter of Homer Wilson. * At that time ft Is claimed Wilson swore he would get the man who took his baby girl from him. After being pursued more than 35 miles by an armed posse with blood hounds, headed by Mayor M. B. Blis ter, the two men, with their captive, the 14-year-old child wife of Davis, were captured near Holly Ridge. Hanging Will Be Public. Starkville.— Dit Seals and Peter Bo len, negroes, will be publicly executed on Aug. 6 , under the order passed by the board of supervisors of Oktibbeha county. The sheriff has been instruct ed to make all necessary arrangements for the affair. The negroes murdered a young negro who was in the employ of the M. & O. Railroad at the A. and M. College about a mile from the institution, and after murdering his robbed his person of $35. Both were sentenced to hang last December, but the cases went to the supreme court. That body affirming the decision of the lower court a short time ago, resentenced the culprits to be executed on Aug. 6 . "Home Coming" at Laurel. Laurel.—A feature of the late sum mer season will be a "home-coming celebration, which will probably be ar ranged under the auspices of the Lau rel Commercial club. It is planned to have a regular "home-coming" week and to invite all those who have at any time in the past been residents of Lau rel or Jones county to return and be the guests of the town. * • • Two Farmers Drop Dead. Water Valley.—Andrew Lowe, a prosperous farmer living nine miles north of Water Valley, dropped dead In his field July 8 . He was about 60 years old and leaves a wife and five children. At about the same hour R. M. Rit ter, a farmer, three miles west, dropped dead at his home. Ritter was 53 years old and leaves a wife and a grown son. Allege Infringement of Name. Vicksburg.—Suit was filed in tht federal court here July 2 by counsel for the Coca-Cola company df Atlanta against the Southern Bottling com pany of Vicksburg, Miss., setting forth the alleged grounds for com plaint, that the said bottling company is infringing upon the rights of the Coca-Cola company by using the name Coca-Cola" without permission. < Will Name Scholarships. Natchez.—Mrs. Robert E. Burton, wife of the superintendept of Jeffer son Military College, has been appoint ed by Mrs. W. J. Price of Jackson, Miss., president U. D. C., Mississippi Division, as a member of the educa tional committee to award the U. 1 C. scholarships in the various educt tional institutions of the state. Fire Destroys Barn. Water Valley.—The large barn of F. M. Edwards, a prosperous farmer, sit uated on his place six miles east of Water Valley, was destroyed by fire July 7, thought to have been caused by spontaneous combustion. Charged With Moonshinlng. Meridian.—Make Odom, an alleged moonshiner, was arrested and brought here by Deputy United States Marshal Jasper Boykin on a charge of Illicit distilling. about 30 gallons of mash, but said there was more that they have not yet found. Odom was arrested about eight miles from Ellisville. The officers destroyed Marshall Politics Open Up. Holly Springs.—Politics in old Mar shall arè on in earnest. The first for the local candidates was fired July 2 at Alvis' Grove, near Potts Camp, where a big picnic was held and where the candidates for the legislature made speeches. tt ft gun Farm Expert Transferred. Brookhaven.—L. A. Higgins, dairy expert for the agricultural bureau, has been transferred from this city to Starkville. Superintendent Is Elected. Starkville.—In the special election recently held to fill the unexpired term of A. E. Greene, late supeitatend ent-of education of Oktibbeha county, Prof. C. E. Scroggin won over his three competitors with a majority Charged With Pilfering Much Coal. Meridian.—Jeems Holloway, a badly wanted negro, has been captured and Is now held here on numerous anc sundry petit larceny charges, growin out of the alleged theft of 224 tona o coal from Kaye Brothers. PORT 8HIP'S OFFICER8 BELIEVE FRANK HOLT PLACED EXPLOSIVES IN HOLD. LOADED WITH WAR SUPPLIES With Flames in Cargo, Capt. Claret Brings Boat Safely Into Ha+ifax. Crow Members Battled Firs Like Heroes. Halifax, N. S.—A bomb placed on board the Atlantic transport liner Minnehaha, probably while she lay at her pier in New York, caused an ex plosion and fire at sea, which forced the steamer to put in here July 9 for examination, in the opinion of the ves sel's officers. The explosion occurred in No. 3 hold and was of terrific force, shak ing the vessel from stem to stern. Those of the crew forward at the time were stunned by the shock and two sailors were hurled bodily into the air. Flames followed quickly and for two days and nights the crew battled heroically to save the ship. The ship's officers do not doubt that Erich Muenter, alias Frank Holt, or confederates, were responsible for the explosion, which occurred on the afternoon of July 7, the date on which Muenter predicted that some vessel, the name of which he appeared uncer tain, would be destroyed. Muenter's plans were frustrated by the fact that his weapon of destruc tion was placed with miscellaneous freight forward and was not near an enormous cargo of ammunition. While the sailors fought the fire Capt. Claret headed for Halifax and brought the vessel safely through a gale and fog to an anchorage in the lower harbor here. The flames in the meantime had eaten their way into No. 4 hold, but It was announced they had been extinguished. TORNADO IN MIDDLE WEST Storm Sweeps Eastward From Mia souri Up Ohio Valley, Leaving Scores of Dead. Cincinnati.—Latest reports on the extent of the cyclone damage of July 7 here show so many persons missing that an estimate of the dead is impos sible. It is feared, however, that a score or more have lost their lives. The steamer Island Queen, plying to Coney Island, a picnic resort, did not report on time. There are many hun dreds aboard. The steamer Convoy was sunk, with all on board, a crew of 13. The steamer Bolton was sunk, but all on board were rescued except the captain, who was drowned. Six persons are believed to be dead in the debris at Eighth and Cutler streets. Eight persons are missing in a house demolished at Sixth and Mound streets. A large tenement house on West Eighth street was demolished. Five persons were killed and several were buried in the debris and not accounted for later. Seven more buildings, most ly small ones in the business section in the western part of the city, were also destroyed. All the ambulances and doctors in the city were summoned to the aid of the victims. The fire department was also called on to check flames caused by the breaking of natural gas pipes In the wrecked buildings. Pennsylvania passenger train No. 8 , Cincinnati to Cleveland, was blown from the track somewhere between Cincinnati and Columbus. There was four feet of water over the track. According to reports brought by ref ugees, the town of Ludlow, Ky., six miles southwest of here, was practi cally leveled by the storm. The club house and motordome at the summer resort on the edge of town were de molished and 2,000 persons are ma rooned there without shelter. Owing to the fact that all wire traf fic was destroyed through the Ohio valley, the extent of the damage or possible loss of life in the river towns in this section is not known. Last re ports were that much damage had been done in Dayton, Bellview, New port, Covington and Ludlow on the Kentucky shore and at Lawrenceburg, Ind. Germans Shift Troops. London.—A report from Petrograd says that according to private reports all passenger traffic on the German railways has been suspended. It is believed lwge forces are leaving the east front for the west, and predicts a rush on Calais. Train Robbers Kill Conductor. Montgomery, Ala.—The New York and New Orleans Limited was held up and robbed shortly before 2 o'clock of the morning of July 10 by four masked men south of Greenville, Ala., 60 miles south of Montgomery. Con ductor Phil McRae of Montgomery was killed by one of the bandits. The en gine, express and baggage cars were cut off the train and run down the track some distance by the bandits. They then robbed the express and mail cars and started the engine down the track, running wild. Doors of Bank Closed. Carruthersvllle, Mo.—The Peoples Bank of this city, embarrassed be cause of the alleged embezzlement of its assistant cashier, C. F. Scoggin, is now in charge of I. C. Uptegrove, dep uty banking commissioner of the state. It will probably remain closed for several days until an exhaustive audit is made of all of the accounts of the Institution. Arrangements have already been made by which no de positor will lose anything. The short age charged to Mr. Scoggin has now been placed at $22,600. NO PARLEY WITH GERMANY Washington Notifies Ambassador Ge rard Not to Engage in Comment With Berlin—Outline Is Not Pleasing. Washington—The United States will not engage informally in any discus sion or negotiation with Germany re garding the character of the forthcom ing reply to the last American note on submarine warfare. Ambassador Gerard at Berlin has been informed that such is the presi dent's decision and that the ambassa dor is to make no comment on the tentative draft given him by the Ger man foreign office. If asked for an expression, he is to say that the United States will await a formal reply before discussing the question further. « The outline of the German note, as cabled by Ambassador Gerard, is known to be far from satisfactory with officials. With respect to the sinking of the Lusitania, on which more than 100 Americans perished, no admission of liability is made. As for the future, citizens of the United States would be permitted to travel with safety on the high seas if passengers on American ships or on belligerent ships not carrying muni tions of war. The United States would be required to inform the German gov ernment of the date of departure and character of vessels carrying Ameri cans and guarantee that such ships had- no munitions of war aboard. In this connection high officials here stated that it would be an unneutral act for the United States to notify any belligerent government of the date of departure from an American port or the character of the cargo of a mer chantman of another belligerent. Count von Bernstorff, the German ambassador, has been in communica tion by wireless with his government during the week and is understood to have impressed the Berlin foreign of fice that the form in which the propo sals had been made did not appear to be acceptable to the United States. . 3 MORGAN'S ASSAILANT DEAD Mystery Surrounds the Death of Frank Holt, the Formell Cornell In structor, In Jail. Minneola, N. Y.—Frank Holt, the Cornell University professor, who shot J. P. Morgan in his home near Glen Cove, July 3, was found dead In the jail on the night of July 6 . While several of the jail authori ties declare Holt killed himself by climbing through the opening at the top of his cell door and then plunging to the narrow court below, Holt's keeper said he was positive that the prisoner was killed in his own cell, where he said he found the body. There were many conflicting reports as to the manner in which Holt met his death, but it was definitely estab lished through Dr. Cleghorn, the jail physician, that Holt died of a fract ured skull. A persistent rumor pre vails he was shot a point out side the j 9 .il. One of the startling developments of the case was the discovery made by the New York police. A trunk con taining 134 sticks of dynamite, with fuses attached, was found by the po lice in a house at No. 342 West Thirty eighth street. The police said it was sent there by Frank Holt, and that it arrived July 3. The dynamite Was packed in sawdust. The trunk was delivered by a New York transfer company, and the bill of lading was made out In the name of Frank Holt. It was found on the top floor of a five-story building. Besides the dynamite the trunk contained a number of tin cans, a box of blasting caps and powder, some sulphuric acid and matches. MEXICO MUST HAVE RELIEF American Consuls Say Conditions Ars So Serious That We Must Act In side a Month. Washington. — Urgent suggestions that the United States wait no longer than another month before taking some decisive action to restore law and order in Mexico have been for warded to the State Department by several American consular officers in the northern part of the republic. All these reports, it was learned, have been forwarded to President Wilson at Cornish, N. H., after being care fully studied by State Department of ficials here. Threatened famine and the inability of the contending military factions to restore peace and establish a govern ment that could be recognized by the United States are dwelt upon by the consular officers. Conditions more serious than ever troubled Mexico has seen before are predicted unless the United States lends a hand quickly. Recognition of some element which may set up a strong government with the moral support of the United State* is the solution usualLv urged. Threatens Death to Americans. Douglas, Ariz.—Word of threats made by Alfred Duarte, a leader of Mexican bandits, to kill all foreigners that cross the International boundary line into Mexico was brought here by Ralph A. Meyer, an American, and R. H. Sims, an El Paso banker, who were forced to pay the bandit $50 gold Duarte, according to Sims, ransom. said that while he was a prisoner at Forts Bliss and Wingate, he had been badly treated by the United States troops. Three Cowboys Are Killed. Del Rio, Texas.—Three Mexican cow boys were killed and a number oi horses driven off in a raid on Jaly 7 by 300 Mexicans, said to be Carranza fol lowers, on the San Miguel ranch, forty miles west of Del Rio, on the Mexican side of the boundary. The ranch is the property of Rose & Miers of this place. Villa troops are reported to have ar rived in the vicinity of the ranch dur ing the night, and, according to parties crossing the border, severe fighting was taking place be the forces. GENERAL BOTHA, FORMER BOER LEADER, CONDUCTS MASTER LY CAMPAIGN. WILL ANNEX TERRITORY Area of More Than 300,000 Square Miles in South Africa Falls Un der Sway of Britain When Troops QuiL London.—The complete surrender of German forces in German South west Africa to Gen. Botha, commander of the forces of the Union of Soutu Africa; the French advance in the Vosges of 700 yards on a front of 600 yards and the capture there of up ward of 800 unwounded Germans, and the stand being made by the Russians in Southern Poland against Austro German forces, give British military critics subject for comment on what they term "the turn of the tide" in the war, Gen. Botha's victory was a foregone conclusion, but the fact that he won it after five months of warfare, de spite the rebellion in his own country, and under many natural disadvan tages, is considered by military ob servers to have been a remarkable achievement. To gain this victory Gen. Botha's forces had to march in the blistering heat through an almost waterless country, In which the few wells had been poisoned and where sandstorms made it necessary for the soldiers to wear goggles. With rapid, sweeping strokes Gen. Botha worked round the Germans, who were forced to surrender or suf fer annihilation, and thus prevented them from breaking up into parties and waging a guerilla warfare. It Is expected that this territory of some 300,000 square miles will be annexed to the dominion of South Af rica. Gen. Botha already has begun to send the citizen army home and a force now will be sent to assist the mother country in Europe. ' With the exception of the necessary army of occupation, the citizen army will be brought home as quickly as possible U. S. TAKES OVER WIRELESS Officers of Navy Assume Control oi Sayville, L. I., Plant.—Neutrality Violation Was Feared. » Washington.—American naval offi cers on July 8 took charge of the pow erful wireless plant of the Atlantic Communication Company at Sayville, Long Island, which will be operated by the government until the close of the European war to insure against vi olations of neutrality. This is one of the two stations in the United States maintaining direct communication with Germany; the other, at Tucker ton, N. J., has been under control of the Navy Deparement since last fall. Capt. William Bullard, superintend ent of the naval radio service, took over the Sayville station, presenting a letter to the owners from Secretary Daniels. He is empowered to make all preliminary arrangements for the col lection of tolls and management of the plant, and will use his discretion in de ciding whether to retain part of the present force or man the station with all navy operators. Although there have been reports of unneutral cryptic messages sent from Sayville to be picked up by submarines or other vessels at sea, In spite of the presence of naval censors, no charges of violations of neutrality have reached the Navy Department. HOSPITALS OVERCROWDED 90,000 Turks Wounded on Gallipoli Peninsula Said to Be Lying in Constantinople Hospitals. Rome.—From diplomatic sources it is learned that the situation in Con stantinople is increasing* in horror. The city hospitals are overcrowded with 90,000 wounded soldiers from the Gallipoli slaughter zone and the num ber is steadily mounting. Awed by the feats of British sub marines in the Sea of Marmora, and convinced that the forcing of the Dar danelles is inevitable, Turkish sol diers are reported as unwilling to fight, holding resistance to be use less. The latest re-enforcements from Smyrna have gone to the fighting line on the peninsula weeping and ready to turn upçn their German commanders. More than 100 German officers have been murdered in cold blood, includ ing Col. von Leipzing, military attache at Constantinople. Huerta Waives First Hearing. El Paso, Texas.—Gen. Victoriano Huerta on July 9 waived preliminary hearing on charges of conspiracy to violate the United States neutrality laws, and was held under $15,000 bond for the federal grand jury at San An tonio, December 20. The general de clined to furnish bond, and was re moved to Fort Bliss, where he will be guarded. When arraigned, Gen. Hu erta asked permission to speak in his own defense. Rumors that Gen Or* ozoco is in Mexico gathering a band of revolutionists continue. Russians Lack Rifles. Berlin.—The Czernowitz, Bukowina, correspondent of the Zeitung Am Mit tag says that Russians in great force continue their efforts to break the Aus trian lines on the Dniester front, but that all attacks are steadily repulsed with great losses. He continues: The scarcity of the rifles with the Russians is growing greater daily. The reserves are unarmed until they begin the attack and then they take rifles from their fallen comrades. The Rus sian artillery fire, however, has grown more active. « » NO BOMBS ABOARD LINERS Frank Holt's Tale of Impending De> atruction to Océan Steamers Not Verified.—Is Identified as Muenter. New York.—Fears for the safety oi the Cunard liner Saxonia were dissi pated July 7, when a wireless message saying no bombs were aboard was re ceived from her captain in answer to a warning sent out that Frank Holt had asserted that this boat or the American liner Philadelphia were in danger of Internal explosions. A reply was also received from the Philadelphia that no bombs were found aboard her. However, the tension caused by the warning of the man who set off the capitol bomb, then shot J. P. Morgan and finally killed himself, has not beea entirely relieved, because it was not known that he had not left explosives aboard other steamers. The belief that Holt was Erich Mu enter, fugitive Harvard instructor and alleged wife murderer, was strength ened here by Identification of-the dead man as Muenter by three men who knew Muenter. These men went to the morgue at Mineola, accompanied by detectives who spent a busy day delving into Holt's past in an effort to trace his possible accomplice or ac complices and to learn the where abouts of the dynamite owned by Holt still unaccounted for. CARRANZA FORCES DEFEATED More Than 600 Are Killed in Northern Mexico—Dead and Wounded Are Strewn Over Field. Laredo, Texas.—Additional reporta from the battle between of July 5 be tween Villa and Carranza forces, near Villa Garcia, midway between Pare don and Monterey, in which 600 Car ranza troops were killed, state that fighting began at 5 o'clock in the morning and continued furiously un til 2 In the afternoon. The battle opened with a terrific machine gun fire on both sides. About noon Car ranza commanders ordered a cavalry charge, followed by hand-to-hand fight ing, which continued two hours, when the order for a retreat was sounded by Carranza chiefs. The battlefield was strewn with dead and wounded, but most of the latter were carried from the field to special trains held in readiness and taken to Monterey for treatment. In Nuevo Laredo Carranza authori ties were reticent, but it was semi officially learned they admit the loss of 600 dead and probably twice that number wounded. They claim, how ever, to have inflicted even more se rious losses in dead and wounded on Villa forces and say the Carranza re treat was for strategic reasons and to await reinforcements. Ten thousand Villa and 8,000 Car ranza troops are estimated to have been engaged. Many of the dead on both sides are said to have been wo men camp followers, who advanced too near the firing lines. GERMAN ADVANCE STOPPED Russians Bring Up Strong Reinforce ments and Hold Invaders off Stra getical Railway Into Warsaw. By the employment of strong reinforcements the Russians, temporarily at least, have checked the Austro-German advance toward the Lublin Railway, which, if successful, would imperil Warsaw. The Russians claim a serious defeat for the Austro German army in the region of Krasnik, south of that railway, while the Aus trians state that "the battle was invig orated by the participation of strong Russian reservists." So far as communications are con cerned, the Russians now have the advantage of positions, as they have a splendid system of railways behind them by which they can quickly move troops and guns to the threatened areas. This battle, one of many since the Austro-Germans Commenced their drive through Galicia, has just commenced, but according to dispatches received in Geneva from Austrian sources the Russians thus far have had the best of it, and have inflicted heavy losses on the invaders. These dispatches state that thousands of wounded are arriv ing in Lemberg, Przemsyl and Jaros' lau. London. Girl Kills Texan. Quanah, Texas.—Garland Radford, 23, eldest son of Dr. G. W. Radford, one of the wealthiest men in this sec tion, was shot and killed July 8 by Miss Winnie Morris, daughter of Rob ert Morris, foreman in the local rail road shops. Both the girl and her fa ther were arrested, worked in young Radford's abstract office last year, and after some trou ble Radford, who is married, with one child, left here. Twenty-four buckshot and seven pistol bullets were found In Radford's body. Miss Morris Holt a Suicide, Says Coroner. Mineola, N. Y —A coroner's Inquest into the manner in which death waa reached by Frank Holt has established clearly that he killed himself by jump ing head foremost eighteen feet from iron bar on the side of his cell. an Auto Racer Killed. Tacoma, WaBh.—Paul Franzea, me chanician for William Carlson, driver in the 250-mile Montamarathon auto mobile race on the Tacoma speedway, July 4, was killed and Carlson injured in an upset near the end of the contest St Charles, Mo., Wreoked. St. Louis—A tornado struck St Charles, Mo., twenty-five miles north west of here July 7. It is reported the storm razed a district 18 blocks long and nine blocks wide. Two large churches were destroyed. As far as known no lives were lost, but whether any were injured was not known two hours after the storm. St. Charles Borromeo's Catholic Church, built at a cost of $ 100 , 000 , was entirely wrecked. To Cleanse Rusty Nail Wounds a j ^ Always Got It to th Bottoi J Vi7 HANFORD'S Balsam of Myrrh A LI N I M«-Nx For Galls, Wire Cuts, Lameness, Strains, Bunches, Thrush, Old Sores, Nail Wounds, Foot Rot, ^ Fistula, Bleeding, Etc., Etc. Made Since 1846. « Ask Anybody About It Prie* 25c, 50c and $1.00 ... n a OB WRITS All Dealers »» WAS "TOO POOR TO BE HURT Injured Street Sweeper Fatally Hurt, Struggle« to Return to His Work, but Death Claims Him. Frederick Birkmer, a street sweeper of New Rochelle, N. Y. f "to poor to be laid up by an accident, "he said, was knocked unconscious when struck in the back in the Pelham road by a motorcycle ridden by Frank Purdy of Port Chester. Birkmer, still uncon scious, was being lifted into an ambu lance, when he regained his senses, struggled to his feet and staggered toward his broom. "Can't afford to be hurt," be mut tered. Purdy and a hospital surgeon forced him into the ambulance. At the hos pital his skull was found fractured. He was prepared for the operating table. A moment later he sprang from bed, tore off the bandages, and, struggling with an interne, strove to reach » doorway. I must go back," he faltered. Then he fell unconscious and died. ■ When He Was Unconscious. Fred—There are times when I care nothing for riches—when I would not so much as put forth a hand to re ceive millions. Kittle—Indeed! That must be when you are tired of the world and its struggles and vanities—when your soul yearns for nobler things. Is it not? N—no; you are wrong. "Then when Is It?" "When I'm sleeping.'' • • it ' A Druggist's Life. "Can you not wait on me immedi ately?" demanded the richly-dressed I'm in a great hurry. Let me have your prescrip % ft woman. x "Yes. tion," said the busy druggist. I have no prescription. I want you to look up a number for me in th« telephone book."—Exchange. 4i Revenge. "Did you speak to Mr. Nextdoor about how his dog kept us awake all last night by howling at the moon?" You bet I did. I told him if he didn't put a stop to it. I'd buy a piano and let the girls take lessons." 1 Work for the Home Department. Mrs. Fallon—Good morning, Mrs. Toolan! Do you think we'll hov war? Mrs. Toolan—Oi don't know, Mrs. Fallon. It depinds whether yez do or don't fergit to return th' flatirons ye» borrowed av me, do yez molnd? Too Tame. "Goin' to the Sunday-school picnic, Jimmie? "Naw! I went last year and they didn't have enough ice cream and lemonade to make a baby sick. ♦9 • > Unmasked. Him—Who is that homely female over by the piano? Her—Why, that is Mme. Cos métique, the famous beauty specialist Their Effect "What was Elma giving her father such warm thanks about? "Her new summer furs." Love may not be blind, but it sel dom sees its finish. Men Out To Win appreciate that brain, nerves and muscles can be kept up to par only by right living and careful selection of food. Thousands of such men use GrapeNuts because this food yields the maximum nourishment of prime wheat and barley of .which it is made. Grape-Nuts also retains the wonderful mineral ele ments of the grains so essential for the daily repair of brain and nerve tissue, but which are so often lack ing in the usual dietary. There'* a Reason" for Grape-Nuts —sold by Grocers.