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The Tupelo Journal
Published Weekly. TUPELO. : : : : : MISSISSIPPI. Thomas A. Edison is quoted as say Chat he does not associate wiith men whose lives are devoted to money get ting. __ The expenditures on our navy in 1886 was about $14,000,000. In 1904 It was over $103,000,000, an increase of 700 per cent, in 18 years. In many parts of uie Australian con tinent bee farming has become a profitable and popular occupation. There are at present over 250,000 hives in Australia. In China last year the British and Foreign Bible society distributed over 1,000,000 copies of the Scriptures. During the same period 350,000 books were given away among the soldiers end sailors of Russia and Japan. Italy's government censors all press telegrams to foreign countries. Re cently the correspondent of the Lon don Express handed in a dispatch re lating to the severe heat in Rome, which the censor declined to allow to pass. __ Australia has a “state journalist.” A Sydney newspaper man, John Plum mer, has been engaged at a salary of $2,000 a year to write articles in the British, American and continental par pers in defense of the commonwealth, Its legislation and its administration. The Vienna hospital for disabled fishes is surprising the doctors. The patients have already included a carp having an inflammation akin to ap pendicitis, ten others with smallpox, a porpoise from the Adriatic with in flammation of the lungs, a trout with cataract in both eyes and another with dropsy. Liquid air and the high absorptive properties of charcoal are new used to secure high vacua. It has long been known that liquid air possesses the property of absorbing gases. Prof. Dewar, the English physicist, has late ly demonstrated that this property is increased many fold when the char coal is cooled to the temperature of liquid air. At the recent Rontgen congress in Berlin a special committee adopted the following terminology for the new science: Rontgenology is the study of Rontgen rays. Rontgenoscopy is ob servation by Rontgen rays. Orthoront genography, rontgenotherapy and the verb to rontgenize are other words which the congress desires to inflict upon humanity. The California orange crop, during the past season, shipped to market, filled 29,000 cars in which were 10, 498,000 boxes, valued at $23,925,000. Of this sum the orange growers re ceived $14,500,000, and the railroad and refrigerator lines $9,425,000. When to this is added the value of the home consumption, it shows a good re turn from a single fruit crop. B. Reed, who was the pioneer shoe drummer of the United States, is dead at his home, Brooklyn, in his 83d year. His father was an eccentric resident of South Norwalk, Ct., named most of his 13 children after letters of the alpKabet, and the deceased is survived by his brother D and sister C. Mr. Reed was known in the shoe trade as “Benny” Reed, but his real name was plain B. Chicago possesses two of the great men of letters of America. They are Speropanagrotis Pappatheodrokoum • mountourgeotopoulos and James Pap patheodorokoummountourgeotopou lo s, of 4213 Halsted street. The first named takes pride in the collection of 61 letters in his full name, while his fellow sufferer has only six less. When they sign their names together It requires the formation of 96 letters. iThe men are Greek merchants. So widespread and general is the use of the typewriter in nearly every phase of the world’s activity to-day that it is difficult for us to realize that it is strictly a modern invention, and •that the first practical commercial writing machine was placed upon the market little over a quarter of a cen tury ago. Notwithstanu.ng that the main elements of the mechanism had been invented by the early sixties, they were not practically embodied in one machine till 1873. The present cost of our navy per1 year is more than six dollars per fam ily. In 1886 it was only about one dol lar and a. quarter per family. Our war with Spain and the Philippines in sev en years cost us about one thousand million dollars. Our present naval ;program, if carried out, will call for the expenditure of about two hundred million dollars a year for naval main tenance. Our total military expendi tures for the year 1904, including war, navy and pension items, was over $360,000,000, or over two-thirds of our total national expenditures. John D. Rockefeller regained his health and appetite by drinking a glassful of hot water every morning before breakfast If Richelieu had taken the same does at night before - going to bed the whole history of France would have been changed. There is much virtue in hot water. It will cure, nearly every ill if properly used. Because it is so cheap, and never recommended by a physician, is not a drug nor a patent medicine, the general public overlook its merit. In side or outside, mineral of pure, salt or sweet, it is nature’s own remedy. The burglar who wishes to keep pace with the times is now obliged to wear gloves. There were two youth3 charged at Manchester sessions with burglary a short time ago, and they stated the reason they wore gloves ■was because they did not want to leave their finger impressions on the win dowsill for identification purposes. It will be seen readily how it is that burglars must now wear gloves. Thera have been several examples lately of criminals run to earth simply by leav ing finger-prints upon the glass of winr dows. * MISSOURI SEEMS TO BE HOODOOED The State’s Building At the Port ’ land Exposition Burned. VALUABLE CONTENTS RUINED The Beautiful Collection of Art and Statuary, One of the Feature* of Mlsnonrl’* Display, Al in out a Complete Lobs* Portland, Ore., Oct. 14.—The Missouri state building at the Lewis and Clark exposition, was completely destroyed by fire Friday night. Practically nothing of the magnificent exhibit gathered by the Missouri state commission was saved, and the beautiful collection of art and statuary, which w’as one of the features of the Missouri display, will prove almost a complete loss. It is estimated that the pecuniary loss will exceed $50,000, with no insurance save $5,000 on the art exhibit. All that remained standing when the fire was gotten under control was the colonnade entrance, surmounted bj a half dozen angelical figures which stood out spectrelike against the gloom of the night. The flames were first seen by a youth who was walking near the building. He immediately turned in the fire alarm, which summoned the exposition and city fire departments to the scene The secret service agents are working cn the theory that the fire was of in cendiary origin, and that it started among a collection of packing casts stored just beyond the building await ing the period of dismantling of the Missouri exhibit. Superintendent of the Building Ed ward Crumbaugh, of Columbia, Mo., the only person within the structure at the time of the fire, has another and mere probable theory. He is of the opinion that the fire had its origin in the same faulty electrical construction which has been the cause of the several incipient blazes which have occurred in the different buildings during the fair. Three quarters of an hour after the first alarm was sounded the Missouri building was in ruins. That the flames did not spread to some of the adjoining buildings was due to the almost com plete absence of wind and to the mar velous work of the firemen, who fought the fire desperately to save adjacent ex hibit palaces. The only casualty was the serious Injury to an electrician named Harry Jones, who in the early stages of the fire mounted to the roof to cut the elec tric wires, and who fell to the main floor of the building. TAGGART GRANTED A DECREE Judtce Eason, at Wooster, O., Ben ders His Verdict In the Fa mous Divorce Case. Wooster, 0., Oct. 14 —Judge Eason, who heard the divorce case of Capt. Elmore F. Taggart against his wife, has rendered his decision. The court grants Capt. Taggart the divorce and the custody of the two children, Culver, aged 11, and Charles, aged 7. Al though Mrs. Taggart is denied posses sion of the children, she will be permit ted to see them. Capt. Taggart was in court during the reading of the deci sion. Mrs. Taggart is ill and was not present. Judge Eason, before giving his deci sion, reviewed the petitions, cross-pe titions, answers and affidavits. In the LUUl UL mo Oiaiciutui, V said that the testimony was deeply touching. The charge of drunkenness against Capt. Taggart, the court said, was not sustained. The trial lasted seven weeks. The caSe went to the court a month ago. The suit was first started in July, 1904, by Capt. Taggart, who filed petition for divorce, charging his wife with conduct unbecoming a woman and alleging the excessive use of intoxicants. Mrs. Taggart heard of the proceedings in San Francisco several weeks later, and immediately started for Wooster, the home of the Taggarts, where she filed a counter petition for divorce against Capt. Taggart on grounds of cruelty and neglect. The case has been of ex ceptional interest because of the state ment during the trial by Capt. Taggart that the use of intoxicants in the army was so common as to be almost the cus tom. A number of prominent army officers were named in Capt- Taggart’s petition as having been more or less the cause of the domestic troubles be tween Capt. Taggart and Mrs. Taggart. Gnests of the President. Washington, Oct. 14.—The president and Mrs. Roosevelt entertained at din ner the secretary of war and Mrs. Taft.; the postmaster general and Mrs. Cortelyou, the assistant secretary of war and Mrs. Oliver, Joseph D Bishop and Mrs. Bishop, Gen. Dodge and Mrs. Shepley. Gen. Dodge spent the night at the White House. Forty-Seven Caaes of Cholera. St Petersburg, Oct. 14.—Forty-seven , cases of cholera, 24 of them resulting fatally, occurred in Poland between Oc tober 5 and October 11. New Yorlt’a Water Syatem. New York, Oct. 14.—The city’s new water system will cost $161,857,000, ac cording to a report made to the board of estimate by the commission headed by J. Edward Simmons. This is some thing more than $70,000,000 above the highest previous estimate. The “Tobacco Prince’s” Remains. New York, Oct. 14—The remains of Geo. W. Gail, Sr., the "tobacco prince,” of Baltimore, who died in Bremen, have arrived, accompanied by Mrs. Gail. SIR HENRY IRVINS NO MORE Death Summoned the Noted Acto* Just After n Performance at llradford ,England. London, Oct. 14.—The English speaking world has suffered an irre parable loss by the sudden death of Sir Henry Irving, who was universally re garded as the most representative English actor of contemporary times. Sir Henry died literally in harness. He was giving a series a farewell per formances In the English provinces, and this week wtfs playing an engagement at Bradford, appearing In several fa vorite roles. Thursday he presented' “King Rene’s Daughter" and “The Bells,” and seemed to be in excellent health, taking the exhausting part of Matthias in the latter play with all the vigor of youth. Friday night, before an enthusiastic audience, he portrayed one of his most characteristically intel iectual parts, the title role in his own stage adaptation of Lord Tennyson’s “Becket,” with marked success. After the*performance Sir Henry re turned to the hotel, reaching his rooms at 11:30 o’clock, when it was observed that he was in. great pain. Physicians were immediately summoned, but be fore they could arrive Sir Henry was seized with an attack of syncope and expired, without regaining conscious ness. A FRIGHTFUL ACCIDENT One Man Killed and Many Injured) Some Fatally, by a Stampede at Artillery Practice. Junction City, Kas., Oct. 14.—Private Albert Laste, of the Twenty-ninth bat tery of field artillery, was killed dur ing target practice near Fort Riley. Privates John Connelly and G. J. Simp son, of the same battery, are thought to be fatally injured, and Privates Leary, Norman, Lancaster and Cline, of the same organization, are in the hospital with broken limbs and internal in juries. A large number of other artil lerymen were badly hurt. The Twenty-ninth battery is one of the six making up the first provisional regiment of field artillery at target practice. The battery’s guns had been placed, and its eight limbers, loaded with ammunition, each with six horses attached, were at the rear, with the drivers dismounted. When the battery was ready for firing a large red flag was run up cn a staff as a signal to the range party at the targets to get out out of range of the guns. The wind blew the flag out in the faces of the horses and they stampeded at once. Some drivers succeeded in getting into their saddles, others were dragged, but the most of the drivers were left behind. The horses dashed over a small cliff and went down in a frightful mass with their riders. BANKERS ELECT OFFICERS John I.. Hamilton, of Hoopeaton, HI., Chosen President—A Popu lar Belief Exploded. Washington, Oct. 14.—The American Association of National Bankers elected officers for the coming year and brought their annual convention to a close. The officers elected are: President, Mr. John L. Hamilton, vice-president Hamilton & Cunningham, Hoopeston, 111.; first vice-president, Mr. G- S. Whitson, vice-president National City bank, New York city. Members of the executive council for a term of three years—George M. Reynolds, vice president Continental national bank, Chicago; Milton E. Ailes, vice-presi dent Riggs national bank, Washington, D. C.; J. L. Edwards, president Mer chants’ national bank. Burlington, la-; H. B. Wilcox, cashier First national bank, Baltimore, Md.; J. J. Sullivan, president Central national bank, Cleve land, O By resolution the convention resent ed frequent alleged reports that the as sociation placed noted criminals on sal ary to prevent their continued fraudlent operations. No such arrangements were ever made with wrongdoers, it was declared. AM bn IUAN AHMY ANU NAVY A German lenupaptr Delivers Itsell of an Opinion of the Qunlity of l?nole Sam’s War Dogs. Berlin, Oct. 14-—The leading con servative newspaper, Neue Preussische Kreutz Zeitung, prints what is calls an expose of the claims of the United States to be a great military power. The article asserts that the American army is “rotten,” and that 10 per cent, of the soldiers deserted during 1904. "The army is made up of miserable material,” says the newspaper, “and the Russian army is superior to that of the Unitetd States. “Americans are patriotic with their mouths; but they are unwilling to be come soldiers in behalf of their own country, and they despise soldiers as a class. “The United States possesses suf ficient wealth to build 100 new battle ships, but it is impossible to man them, as neither officers or crews exist.” Gen. Weston’s Assignment.. Washington, Oct. 14.—Gen. Bates, acting chief of staff, has detailed Maj Gen. John F. Weston, formerly com missary general of subsistence, to the command of the northern military divi sion, with headquarters at St. Louis, to succeed Maj.-Gen. George M. Ran dall, retired. Increased Postal eRcelpts. Washington, Oct. 14.—The postal re ceipts for the 59 largest cities in the United States during September aggre gated $6,513,509, against $5,997,203 for the corresponding month in 1904. In the Hands of ^ Receiver. Chicago, Oct. 14.—The firm of A. J. Whipple & Co., stock and grain brok ers at 145 Monroe street, have volun tarily placed their affairs in the hands of a receiver. The liabilities are placed at $100,003, with assets lesa than one quarter that amount. A Morgan Contribution. Rome, Oct. 14.—The sum of $10,000 has been received from J. Pierpont Morgan for the benefit of the sufferers from the recent earthquakes in the province of Calabria. •7 V SUPERVISION OF INSURANCE A Force More Potent Than That of State or Federal Laws. WEIGHT OF PUBLIC OPINION Many of the Conceded Evils of the Insurance System Due to Condi tions For Which the Companies Are Not Responsible. Chicago, Oct. 13.—“There is a super vision of insurance more potent than that of state or federal laws- It is the supervision of public opinion. Of all institutions the insurance company most depends upon public sentiment for its very existence.” This was the opening sentence of an address Thursday by James M. Beck, of New York, to the Fire Underwriters’ Association of the Northwest, in session in this city. Never Will be Perfect. “No one pretends,” he went on, “that the present insurance system, either in theory or practical administration, ia incapable of improvement. It was not perfect, it is not perfect and never will be perfect as long as the human mind is progressive. The people, in their so ber, second thought, will perceive that many of the conceded evils of the in surance system are due to conditions for which the insurance companies are not responsible. Of Incalculable Vnlue. “The New York investigation will be of incalculable value if it brings the American people to a full realiza tion of the system of federated anarchy, under which; so far as insurance is concerned, we are living, and to which the worst evils developed by the in vestigating committee are primarily uni iun iftuic. I,(‘Kl»l«tlve Highnn> men. “Let those who complain of the large sums expended by insurance companies to defeat oppressive legislation, remem ber that the insurance companies rare ly spend a dollar to secure favorable legislation. They ask no appropria tion, they claim no right of way. Let our stem moralists visit their greatest condemnation upon the legislative highwaymen, who hold up these great business interests, and above all, upon an indifferent people, who clothe the highwaymen with the power to hold up their victims.' Insurance System 1* Sick. “The insurance system is sick, but too many doctors are crowding at the bedside to give any prospect of a full recovery. For this intolerable condition there is but one remedy, and that is federal supervision. It would have come long ago but for the doubt cast by the courts upon the power of the fed eral government to supervise inter state transactions in insurance as a species of interstate commerce. Re cent decisions of the supreme court unquestionably .indicate a tendency of that great tribunal to modify the nar rower doctrine of earlier years as to the scope of interestate commerce. What the People Seed They Get. “This much is sure: That what the American people imperatively need, in the matter of government, they ulti mateily get it, and either by judicial interpretation or by formal amendment, the central government will one day assume the supervision of this most im portant and beneficent form of inter state intercourse-” TO COURT OF LAST RESORT Denied Change of Venue, Armitage Mathews Jumpa From Window and Kills Himself. New York, Oct. 13.—Armitage Math ews, secretary of the corporation com mittee, killed himself by jumping from a window of his residence. Mathews was under indictment charged with looting an estate of which he had charge. uuaugc ut vcuuc uau uccu ucuidu i» Mathews’ case. The charge against Mathews grew out of the wrecking of the Federal bank and the plundering of the Weisel estate by David Roths child, president of the bank. for manyyearsIjnwashed The Ground on Which an Iowa Farmer’s Wife Asks For a Di vorce and Alimony . Marshalltown, la., Oct. 13.—Because, as the plaintiff alleges, her husband, has not bathed for 22 years, and brags of the fact, Mrs. Phoebe Neumann, wife of a farmer, filed a petition for divorce. She asks the custody of seven minor children and $8,000 alimony, or one third of the defendant’s property. To Abandon Local Sunday Trains. Chicago, Oct. 13.—The Chicago & Al ton has decided to discontinue all local passenger and freight trains on Sun day. The schedules of through trains will not be affected. Miss Cornelia M. Dow. Portland, Me., Oct. 13.—Miss Cornelia M. Dow. a well-known worker in the fields of charity, philanthropy and re form, died at her hofiae in this city, aged G3 years- She had held various offices in the state and national W. C. T. U. Gen. Weston’s Successor. Washington, Oct. 13.—The president has directed the appointment of Col. Henry G. Sharpe to be chief commis sary substance, with the rank of brig adier general, to succeed John F. Wes ton, promoted to major general _ Cruise In Australian Waters. Washington, Oct. 13.—Orders have been cabled to Rear-Admiral Train, commanding the Asiatic station, direct ing him to detach a ship from his fleet for a cruise in Australian watefrs some time this fall. Prince Louis’ Visit. Annapolis, Md., Oct. 13.—The naval academy officials have information that Prince Louis of Battenburg will visit the naval academy November 1, and according to present arrangement* re main at Annapolis until the 8th. PHILIPPINE FRIAR LANDS A Settlement Finally Arranged By the Philippine Government. It Hm Been Approved by Secretary Taft and Payment Will be Made About October SO. Washington, Oct. 13.—Secretary Taft has approved a settlement arranged by the Philippine government which com pletes the purchase of the Dominican friar lands in the Philippine islands. These lands include nearly half of those purchased from the frairs and amount to about 200,000 acres. After the contracts were signed it was found that a mistake had occurred, by reason of a difference in the Spanish and Eng lish versions of the surveys- The Span ish version made the price $200,000 more than the English version. It also waS found that the titles to eight dif ferent tracts were defective. While Secretary Taft was in the islands he effected a compromise, by which the titles were to be made complete and the purchase money paid according to the English version, while the $200,000 in controversy was to be submitted to ar bitration. Since his return the secre tary has received a cable from Gov. Wright saying that the Dominican agents have offered to compromise by accepting $50,000. Secretary Taft cabled Gov. Wright, approving the compromise. The total amount to be paid to the Dominicans is $3,050,000. The money will be paid in New York about October 20. BURNED TO THE WATER LINE The BIk Excursion Steamer Corwin H. Spencer Deatroyed by Fire at St. Lonla. St. Louis, Oct- 13-—Burned to the wa ter line, the big excursion steamer Cor win H. Spencer lies beached on the I Missouri side of the river just north | of the government reservation on which i the powder depot stands, a mile north | of Jefferson barracks. Fire broke out | on her at 4:35 o'clock yesterday after the boat was enveloped in flames, and was practically destroyed to the water line. The engines and the electric light plant are about all that Capt. Brolaskl hopes to save. The boat was insured for but $35,000, and her master figures J that the loss will be $120,000, minus the amount of the insurance. The boat was being repainted and overhauled, and was to have gone south in a few days to go into the cot ton transportation business on the low er river. THE PEORIA SCHOOL FUNDS Chairman O. J. Bailey of the School Board Finance Committee In dicted for Malfeasance. Peoria, 111., Oct. 13.—O. J. Bailey, chairman of the finance committee of the Peoria school board, is charged with malfeasance in office by the grand jury, and by a vote of 16 to 7 it was declared to return an indictment against the school officer. The indictment will follow the investigation of the conduct of former Superintendent N. C. Dough erty, who is now in the county jail, un der indictment for forgery and mis appropriation of school funds. The grand jury will return 43 additional in dictments against N. C. Dougherty. It was figured up Thursday that the loss to the school board since January 1, 1903, amounted to $280,000. THE TREATY OF PORTSMOUTH Arrangement* Mnde in Washington For the Exchange of Ratifica tions at the White House. Washington, Oct. 13.—Baron Rosen, the Russian ambassador, had a confer ence with Assistant Secretary of State Adee regarding the arrangements for the exchange of the ratifications of the Russian-Japanese treaty of peace. The exchanges will take place by telegraph, and as a compliment to President Roosevelt for his efforts in bringing about peace, will take place in his presence The Russian ambassador and the Japanese minister will go to the White House when the ceremony oc curs- Telegraphic authorization for the exchanges may be received any day. BURNED ON HUDSON RIVER Captain Benched the Vessel and the Crew Jumped Into the River and Swam Ashore. Kingston, N. Y., Oct. 13.—The i steamer John McCausIand, a passenger and freight boat plying between here and Glasco, was burned on the Hud son river, six miles north of this city. She had taken to Tivoli a party of Masons that had been visiting a sister lodge in this city, and was returning when the fire broke out under her boiler. Capt. Frank Reece beached the ves sel ,on the flats and the crew jumped into 4he river and swam ashore. Three Editors Arrested. St. Louis, Oct. 13—Ricaro Flores Magon, Enrique Flores Magon and Juan Sarahia, editors and publishers of the Mexican journal Regeneracion, published in this city, have been ar rested They are charged with libel by Manuel Esperon y de la Flor and wife. Flor is governor of Pochutla. Twenty Lives Lost. New Orleans, Oct. 13-—Twenty lives were probably lost when the schooner Palmer, lumber laden, from Gulfport, Miss., for Cuba, went to pieces in the gale. Sixty Boarders Flee From Fire. St. Louis, Oct 13.—Sixty guests fled, dressed in blankets and other things, from the Hartford hotel, when the cook ran through the house yelling fire and ringing the dinner hell. Everybody got out, and sought shelter in neighbor ing houses. Hottentots Whip Germains. Capetown,. Cape Colony, Oct. 13.— Rebellious Hottentots have captured. Jerusalem camp, after severe fighting. Five German soldiers 'vere killed and eight wounded. MARRIED A NEWSPAPER MAN - Daughter mt “Frensled Finance” Lamon Marries a Poor Mas, a Relative of Blslne. Boston, Oct 12.—Miss Gladys Law eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lawson, was married to Mr. Eden Blaipe Stanwood. The marriage Look place at the country home, Dream wold, at Egypt, Mass., and was of the old-fashioned English type, the serv ants and retainers on the estate' danc ing at the iutfair afterwards. Mr. Stan wood is a relative of the late James MRS. EDEN BLAINE STANWOOD. G. Blaine, and is not at all a rich man, being, however, very successful in his business ^ventures as a newspaper agent. Miss Lawson was last winter quite popular in Washington society, where she was introduceed. THE SHERRICK SHORTAGE Note* to the Amount of $R2,R30.24 Taken Vp, Leaving the Short age Sow Abont $(11,000. Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 12.—A check on the Fletcher national bank, signed by the J. H. Murry colnpany, per W. S- Wickard, attorney, and calling foP $52,53G.24, was paid by Mr. Wickard U* John S Reed, receiver for the David E. Sherrick securities. With the payment of these notes, the total shortage of the ex-auditor amounts tn about SGl.OOO. Of this amount $11. 000 is still unpaid on the Hoosier Oil Co. notes indorsed by former State Senator E. H. Wolcott and five others interested in the company. Efforts are being made to settle the $11,000, which will then reduce the shortage to about $50,000. HE GRIEVED FOR HIS WIFE Suicide of Judse A. G. Brandner, With Illuminating Gas, at Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 12.—Judge A. G. Brandner committed suicide at his home hero by inhaling illuminating gas. He grieved for the death of his wife. Brandner, who was 60 years of age, attempted on three different days, recently, to kill himself at the grave of his wife at Onaga, Kas., by taking mor phine- Brandner kept a diary of his Onaga attempts, recording the hour of ’he day at which he swallowed each grain of morphine and noting the effect of the drug. Brandner spent his early life in Montana, and often asserted that he was the first Judge regularly chosen in that state. RESOLUTIONS OFTHANKS President Roosevelt and Attorney* General Moody Thanked by St. Louis Business Men. St. Louis, Oct. 12-—The Joint com mittee of the allied organizations work ing for the free bridge bond issue met at the rooms of the St. Louis Manufac turers’ association in the Chamber of Commerce building. Two resolutions, presented by the ex ecutive committee, were promptly adopted. One thanks President Roose velt for ordering action on the bridge combine and Attorney-General Moody for beginning action, and the other pledges the associations to continued work against the bridge arbitrary and In favor of a free bridge. AN INDIGNANT MILLIONAIRE Isidore Wormier Willing to Give $1100,000 to Secure Conviction o* Domestic’s Assailants. New York, Oct. 12.—Isidore Wormr ser, the millionaire banker, has offered to give $100,000 to secure the conviction of a gang of men who recently as saulted Annie Thornton, a servant em ployed in hi3 household Five men arraigned were held in $2, 000 bail each, and the police announced that they expected to arrest nine more men in connection with the assault Frost In the South. St. Louis, Oct. 12.—Frost is reported from a large section of the south, ex tending to Pine Bluff and Fort Smith, Ark., throughout Indian territory and Oklahoma, and Grenada, Miss., or the entire northern section of that state. North Louisiana was also in the early frost belt, while New Orleans’ tempera ture fell to 61 degrees. South Admires Roosevelt. Washington, Oct. 12—William a Eames, president of the American Institute of Architects, just returned from Atlanta, Ga„ says the south is enthusiastic in its praise of Theodore Roosevelt for the services he rendered in the Portsmouth peace negotiations. Canal Commission Coming Home. Panama, Oct. 12—The isthmian canal commission, which has been studying conditions along the line of the canal, has left for the United States. It is gen erally believed that a tide-level canal will be suggested by the commissioners. Tennessee Prisoners escape. . Union City. Tenn., Oct. 12.—Five np gro prisoners sawed the bars of their cells, overpowered a white trusty and escaped. Three were captured, includ ing one murderer. Will Burley, under sentence to hang at Etorersburg, Novem ber 3, is still at liberty. Woman's Rich Oil Strike. Monticello, Ky., Oct 12.—Mrs. M. a Russell, of Bloomington, 111., h&3 struck a 500-barrel oil well near here- She has declined an offer of $100,000 for tbe property on which It is located. LEARNED OF LITTERATEUR®. Paul Bourgets’ Paris home, in the Rue Barbet-de-Jouy, Is a rallying point of the French artistic and lit erary society during the season. The son of the not sufficiently ap preciated novelist, Anthony Trollope, has likewise turned to literature. He is about to publish a biography of Moliere. Justin McCarthy says that his three objects in his life have been attained. They were: To write books, to be a . member of parliament, and to live in London. Capt. Orville J. Nave, an army chaplain and author of "Nave’s Top ical Bible,” is engaged in the com pilation of a revised Bible which wilt be a unique edition and the only one of its kind. Edward Rostand has made so much money with the products of his pen that he has been able to engage three popular Parisian artists, Jean Veber, Henri Martin and Caro Delvaille, to decorate his Basque villa at Cambo. Helen Longstreet, daughter of the famous general, has written in "Lee and Longstreet at High Tide” the story of the battle of Gettysburg in answer to certain criticisms that have been leveled at her disinguished fa ther. She has gone to the records for her story, and has filled out sundry gaps by reference to the memoirs left by her father. A. T. Quiller-Couch, better known as "Q,” is the latest British novelist . to make an effort to get into parlia ment. He will “stand” at the Oc tober election, and it is expected he will win out, as he is very popular in his native region. He lives in the Cornwall he has made so famous in his stories. Couch is 43 years of age, and has written 23 books. While he was yet a teacher in the Jews’ free school, Spitalfields, Lon don, Israel Zangwill, now famous as author and playwright, composed some verses, and timidly sent them to the editor of an American magazine. They were promptly returned. Some years later, when fame had come his way, the same editor cabled for a poem. Mr. Zangwill dispatched the rejected verses, which were paid for at a.high rate, and “boomed” as the work of a celebrated author. FACTS ABOUT KOREA. The people are miserably poor. The country is aristocracy ridden. Game abounds; tho soil is very fertile. All the people are timid and peaceful. The Korean men are tall and hand some. The women are squat, shapeless and ugly. Its landscapes are gems, winter or summer. The peasant is bled to the limit of endurance. The king’s retinue is gorgeous in silk and colors. Justice is bought and sold. Officials buy their places. The country is healthy and delightful all the year round. Seoul’s mayor was chosen because of bis skill in sorcery. It is considered, in natural beauty, the Italy of the orient. Taxes are farmed out like in France before the revolution. Korea has no religion. Buddhism was disestablished years ago. The better class of women are never allowed to appear in public. Seoul, the capital, is mean and squalid beyond description. Merchants who appear prosperous are tortured until they make "loans” to the nobility. The king orders displays of devils and performances of magicians for royal funerals. INVENTIVE INGENUITY. In France the phonopostal. a paste board card on which the sound of the human voice is reproduced much as it is in a phonograph, is being used as picture postcards are in many coun tries, for souvenirs. n. jjuui iauuim5 mau iu ucuuiai rv. has made a new invention in life sav ing. He impregnates clothes with & substance which will keep a ship wrecked person afloat for several days, without losing its property. A new machine for making glass ware with handles, such as jugs, ia being tried in Indiana, and is the in vention of a mold maker named Hoff man. It makes a handled article in one piece, and at one operation; it will displace thousands of hand workers, and reduce the cost to one-quarter, probably less. COFFEE NEURALGIA Leaves When You Quit and Use Postum. A lady who unconsciously drifted Into nervous prostration brought on by coffee, says: “I have been a coffee drinker alt my life, and used it regularly, three times a day. “A year or two ago I became sub ject to nervous neuralgia, attacks of nervous headache and general nerv ous prostration which not only in capacitated me for doing my house work, but frequently made it neces sary for me to remain in a dark room for two or three days at a time. “I employed several good doctors, one after the other, but none of them was able to give me permanent relief. “Eight months ago a friend sug gested that perhaps coffee was the cause of my troubles and that I try Postum Food Coffee and give up the old kind. I am glad I took her ad vice, for my health has been entirely restored. I have no more neuralgia, nor have I had one solitary headache In all these eight months. No more of my days are wasted in solitary con finement in 4 dark room. I do all my own work with ease. The flesh that 1 lost during the years of my nervous prostration has come back to me dur ing these months, and I am once more a happy, healthy woman. I enclose a list Of names of friends who can Vouch, for the truth of the statement.” Name given by Postum Co., Battle Creek* Mich. There’s a reason. Ten days’ trial leaving oft coffee an<? using Postum is sufficient' All gro» cars.