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THE BLACKFOOT NEWS.
PnblUbed Every Bâtard»?. The man who condemns all others,; A woman can exist longer on love and kisses than a man can. PHOT JUNKS. rsUUhsr BLACKFOOT. IDAHO. The succulent bivalve is bein* •lmilated. as A thermometer will not take the place of a stove. condemns himself most. It's always the pen that boasts of being mightier than the sword. That man doesn't live who thinks others value him at his true worth. A woman, to say the least—but. then. It isn't a woman's nature to say the least. When marriage claps on a combina tion lock love ceases to laugh at tha locksmith. Experience is a great teacher, but somehow the average man never lives long enough to graduate. A St. Louis gallant bit a young ladj while kissing her. and the girl is dan gerously ill. It was a toothsome kiss It is sometimes difficult to determine whether a woman love« man when she declines to speak his name. or hates a W. W. Astor refuses to sell his American property, been a relief to have bim take $120,000, 000 and go. It would have Says a physician: "One cause of baldnes- is great intellectuality." This would indicate that baldness is for the purpose of allowing the intellect to shine. In a recent interview Thomas A. Ed ison said: "Chemistry undoubtedly proves the existence of a supreme in telligence. No one can study that science and see the wonderful way in which certain elements combine with the nicety of the most delicate machine big ever devised and not come to the in evitable conclusion that there U engineer who is running this verse." a uni \ast quantities of poor and cheap commodities are constantly put upon the market. Yet there is a growing demand for the best products in ljne of industry, economic wisdom as well as of improv ing taste. clothing, tools or machinery, the every This is a sign of In buying food,- furniture. pur chase-money is but one item of cost. To say nothing of repairs, waste, in ferior service and annoyance. your whole equipment often suffers from the unsuitableness of one of its factors, but as one 3ore finger impairs the useful ness of a hand. It is a good rule to "get the best" that you can afford to pay for. Nothing Is too good for a man, If he can get it honestly. n , One day a generation ago a curious vehicle rolled into a Wisconsin town, Its wheels »pre solid pieces of wood sawed from a round log, its axles small unhewed trees, upon which rested a planed log bearing a box of clothing and a yellow-haired, bright-eyed boy, driving an indescribable horse. The boy was a Scandinavian emigrant, whose parents lived in neighboring woods, and he had come to the town with a few dollars and much determi nation to get an education. This was ' the beginning of the career of Knute Nelson, the chief of one of the political parties of Minnesota and one of Its It may he doubted if a single youth who starts to school this fall will do so with fewer material advantages than this son of Scandinavia. United States senator.«. How many will climb a» high? Teaching the Jew to be an American farmer is one of the unique objects of an agricultural manual training school located at Doylestown, Pa., near Phil adelphia. This school, which Is known as the National Farm School, Is the only one of its kind in the United States, and fills a gap which the agri cultural colleges of the country so far have been unable to It pro vides a practical training In agricul ture for city-bred boys that corre sponds in many "wpects to an ordi nary literary ' r scientific course in a city high s'hool. Although the school -s unsec-irlan and Is ope n to pupils 0 f f" nat - 0 »*Htles. its principal object Is the tif.inlng of Hebrews for practical Amer"an husbandry—an industry with which the race has heretofore had little to do. Agriculture was the nur suit of the ancient Israelites and the abandonment of it by the' modere Israelites is the result of centuries persecution, during which tors were deprived of the tilling tiie soil, and frequently right to pos-ess it. The school founded largely with a view to lead in« young Jews hack to their old calling cover. ol his ance" —, Sixteen uncashed checks, amounting to $1,8U0, have Just been presente, p , the Toledo public library , to . represents the salary for two v,!,!'™, member of the city election hrnrri who has refused to make personal can' 1 Ital out of his civic services rh P Is an unexpected but dXhiJ k V in the downward tendency or ! spoliation. municipal right ot of th« wa: a A Kansas woman ha- made . , . a bonnet •f corn husks. Kansas has dons nearly everything else. .h» f. s. MOW U WaDt * #«« the fashion, says u n exchange. WATCHED IT BURN. Shelby ville. Ind.. was lately thrown into a vortex of excitement by the maniacal den.) nf lamis Hurlthor n-h„ maniai ui aee u ot uinu Muittncr, »no, after beating his wife near unto death. fired his residence, and then after calmlv watchlnir its riestrnrtinn ,.r,m "> J. , " g b J Wa own me That Burkher deHbl«ratelv pUnned these things there seems no question That he would have killed hls wife as well as himself there also seems to be no doubt. Forty years ago Burkher lived in that city, where he was em ployed as a machinist in the çarworks. He was admired for his manly ways. Going to the country, he prospered, amas-l.t a comfortable fortune. With THEN TURNED A WEAPON UP ON HIMSELF. Maniacal DniI of »a Imliaua Kartnci Married for the S xt'» Tii aud at the A*e of Seventy-One I.oaU Uurkher Paye the Penalty of roily. hls first wife he reared a family of five children. After her death he married four times. Meanwhile, he seemed to have lost his former amiability, and when two of hls wives sought separa tion through the courts, they alleged sensatioual misdemeanors. These suits cost him a goodly portion of his for Two years ago he married hls tune. fifth wife In Indianapolis. She was a widow. For a while they lived happi . V a y, ' u A a -/ w » . LOUIS BURKHER. X ! ly. hut not long ago he deeded her a part of his last farm to prevent a »bird suit for divorce and alimony, Through all his trials he never neglect ed his farm, which is among the be. in the county. His home was a sub stantial frame house, the grounds sur rounding being as neat as a city lawn. Just before the tragedy he paid a security debt of $23 for oue of his sons. Returning home, he and Mrs. Burk her quarreled over this. She. thinking he would strike her. started to run. At the gate of their dooryard he caught her. She took hold of the gate-post with both hands, in the struggle that followed this was pulled over. She fell to the stone pavement. With , brutality he had never before exhlb ited. Mr. Burkher struck her in the face with his fist, and then hit her else where repeatedly, finally being made to stop by men who were working near-by. Mrs. Burkher then went to the home of a neighcor, where she re this act doubtless . . ... ma,ned OTe r "»tfU. w.M to TVl.Z SÄ neighbor, saying that he intended to commit suicide, and offering him a let ter and his pocketbook. These were refused, aud after a while Burkher turned home. It is thought that he then began preparations to demolish hls home and end his life. He carried from a bedroom a bed-quilt, which he made into a pallet on the hay iu the barn loft. Then he placed three sticks of dynamite in various parts of the houst re each with a fuse longer than the other. From the barn he could easily watch «he destruction of his pretty home that had brought him both happiness misery. The first explosion ih» neighbors and caused hasten to the scene. The second al rno9t demolished the house ar.d the ! third completed the work, and aroused ; them to i many of ! ,hp hy-slanders having narrow fiom flying timbers. As the third ex plosion occurred, a feather bed, four ! chairs, a small picture and Burkheri marriage certificate with hi., first wife | were thrown out of the building, then completed the ruin. A moment later a pistol hot enured j the men in the crowd to make an In I vesngation. On his pallet on the hay. ! Burkher had blown his brains the letter he had written that hls do mestic relation encaiK-s Fire out. In were so unhappy tha; he cared no longer to live, and tha; he would destroy bis home, pocketbook wa- a check for $100 to pay his funeral expenses. . Mr B,,rkher w «> In hls 'event! fir y< ' in wß " ,,i,p| ' i,nd Industrie lil!1 ' h** watch * d t,le dost ruction of hi hl? frlPr ' ,Is Ka Y «here rt °" W 8ali * ßpd wi,h « |,!tl In ih* a check for the t-am« a mourir for a iter, who live Hhelbyville, another check for th y * * sum and in ca tien. f n a me i, without dispc i can hi m let, h then : turned his revolver against his head placing the he temple that the (I h He took the greater part of the o complete his preparations, as .<> close weapon ag Inst »■is burned. I night I , , It was ! : o 'lock in the morning when the first •xplo ion occurred. Hls utat.. h a ,| iwlndled to a sum hardly exceeding W,u°0. " « .— ! ""'T' B « y * . .. aw . "1 k . " !pPniiy in Nor proh,,, " m *; ,h ' sale of tobacco to a «imV'I''J y '"' r ' of a * p w »ho'it 1 S " ' r l,om un relative 1 °f emp J oyer ^uriau that off", u*?,"*** *° b "" '' nd *'' 'hemselvec lable to prosecution. The police an I Instructed to confiscate the pipes, cl who smoke j _ A fine for the ! Offense is also Impo-'d, which may be anywhere between 30 enf gars and cigarettes of !hi!h In the public streets. | and $: ; hanging judge hurts town. Ktroril of Du« of tori Suilth'i C'rlrbrl UM »u Injury to llu«ltic'Sit. F rum tha Philadelphia Time«: The Arkansas legislature will be petitioned to forbid the sale of a book. The citi zens of Fort Smith have the petition well under way. The petition states that the book is calculated to prejudice the public against Fort Smith. The book Is the life story of the 'Hanging Jud « e " ' he sternest of all American yustlces ' » •» »he biography of Judge Isaac Charles Parker. The title is ...... . .. on ,ae "order. Judge laiker aas known as "the American Jeffrejs. He sentenced 200 men to death. Ouo of hls chief executioners alone hanged «««"tyalx men. His court was « «-on ' 'muons Performance. H*> opened l ° llrt at 8 a - m - and sat ln Judgmeut untt * dark - "'hen be passed his first death sentence he burst luto tears. Not withstanding that, he afterward sen « en< ed 199 men to death and sent 199 more to prison for life. He was burn ed and hanged In effigy la Indian terri tory. On the day of hls death there was a joyful riot In the old jail at Fort Smith, Ark. He had two ruling prlu ciples. "Do equal and exact justice" was one, and the other "Permit no in 11 8< l ua ds. five at a time, on the tort j «Smith gallows by bis order. He »as at once the most esteemed man in Ar kansas and the most hated man ln In dian territory. Though he passed th-' \ death sentence on 199 men. Judge Par ! ker was opposed to capital punishment J He administered justice according to the laws of his state. He quarreled ■ with and won a victory over the Sri preme court of the United States. I George Maledon, slim, lithe, smileles ] ar.d US years old. the man who hangec j eighty-eight men. Judge Parker'« able j lieutenant, the '.'prince of hauginen. I as they picturesquely put it in the j west, the most famous executioner of j modern times. Is another figure "Hell ou the Border." George Male don »as the hangman during most of ! Judge Parker's administration. H ■ hanged eighty-eight men He was ; dubbed Judge Parker's "understudy I Very grim and picturesque Is the ; humor of the west in such clrcum stauces. S. W. Harmon served ou the jury in the famous "terrible" court a hundred times. He is the author of the memoirs of what he styles "a great I court and a greater judge." to which he has given the title, "Hell on the der." uoceut man to be punished, but let no guilty man escape." Men were hanged of , ... J t T but l ' w W ' en ' 'h* i ntted ^ " a " K bo » st °* havt,l K , "'V °' /' t,S '' rS ? . r " , pr °, bal, ' llty '' ,lllam Merf *, r - a w U ' ! t!lr t n '* r - who ■"» " Ub 0f . Hub * "* ton : W ' ' a - hold * 'h.s record undisputed^ . Wer . c " g nve , w v ^ formed , . h, • ra,l ' I '! y °J H , owa f d <>t Kaccooa K,t d f enni fl ,he ? ld, ' st -»«»Kt*»-r. f, ra ™ e , M . r f' Mor " r nft ^ D year » At V 1 ® 1 ' lmp Mercer tlad a,rf,ad y ! «he sober age of forty-four year *' , A J* r ""'t* K dleath ' Merc?r m / rr,ed Ada &h *'' like ber 9 ' 8 «* r . d "- d <on,u " ptlon an inherlted (amll >' dUeaw i ; T w,dower ,hen bpcam, ' ln i '" rn th « husband of Catharine Missouri, both of whom were victim* tii HUSBAND OF FIVE SISTERS. ! * heir , ^ t «* pll . lm "" ary »«-I* MeTCer ', wh ®. ** now n9 yeari ' of a *''- !ä voun * ,or hlg yPar ' At the festivities :,c,om P anyin * hia lait and wedding to Anna—a few days ago, he grasped the baud of a well-wi.-hing friend and re marked, "1 feel younger than I did at eighteen." When asked regarding the peculiar features of his successive mar riage* he answered: "I simply fell | n love with the whole Moffatt family." ! IX ia ; i r m \ v ■A Hw ! ! | j I ! m I ; 5 <■ %\Wm //. \\ WM, Vh Hilm '/ WILLIAM MERCER. | ,, ro ar children have been born to Mer <er during his married life. He Is ; wealthy and owns a number of fast bornes, St I Z*' KO »»rnhulUtlc F A lad named Hlxtfleld, who live«« Chattanooga, arose from hi o'clock u at bed at ij clothe«, ! at night, put on hi n electric car for the city and depot, where he purchased Reaching Rome. <if the hotels, AH this wa nf to th< a tic set. lo Rome. (ia. he took a •at« for one e he retired. done wund asleep, When h" xt morning lie could hardly o believe that, he while 1 Was . i i:e ue made t as not at n the ITcrlng from home. y fumed to the city He ii f,,r * ,r * '" *• •>' I'rmni »' IJav ' 9 «* ««"•' «"•«'• of a Kansas City husband, who i.- b.-iug sued by hi« divorced wife for be eh of i*«- She says tha, after the he began courting he agree to f many him. and then dc erteil her. For such peculiarly repre henalblp conduct as this H he thinks "he deserves a. lea.., $ 10.00 .. " h ' . young lady training herself for an editor" "Indeed 1 !ir»f tram, brain fi»v«r. now divorce, i again, got her to -"A ' A Nul. From the Ch ■at Inquiry. igo New* •She . , «*• — I YV hat Is the name of the ed itor slip I» training herself for?" equalntancc of mine la , ON TME ISLAND OF AT A Little Known Possession of the United States the Bering sea. and. like the others of th»« group, of voanic origin ills high, mountainous, barren of tree rugged and forbidding iu apt ranee there being on: - one harbor and 'hat not a g sal one. on the enrtre 1 * and The land not only rises steep out of Located ln lat. 33 north, long T east, lies the island of Attu, at the of the chain of Aleutian islands, sep d ' arating the North Pacific ocean from the water, bu: Is, so to speak, steep be deepens suddenly a.- one goes neath the surface; that is, the wj away from the island, sotiudlngs having been made within twenty-five mi which a depth of over eighteen hun dred, or ten thou»and feet, was obtain ed. This shows that Attu is but the extreme end of a chain of partly sub merged mount tins extending from the peninsula of Alaska nearly to the coast of Africa. group be ^is b< at Attu was discovered by th navigator. Bering, in the > white he w: fitted out b Shortly me: hii Ku n ITU on a vie the Rm diacoverlng this Uiand death. He and many of f crew were attacked by that dread d ease, scurvy. HI and unable to nat gate his vessel. St was driven ashore , one of the Islands of the Command Cather sub y named afti island be may be ried half alive, tyi On t >ld for the sake of warmth, the over him. and he would no to be removed so that whe The present a x><! fortune of "Good fortu ter due first th •d T •nsld in igh* It r '///j -X H, r*î» t '•ré 7* tiw t ' % iars #4 i fi t * ■ 1* 'f : 4 *k 9 . ~ AW-; ■EsI f'A I' ! m \ m p i * • v W/ ✓ 9) S • >P r ? . tt". s 4* vf V AT Tu WOKfri ;M fRO^T 0E 5 ' i '~r K \ w i V fäs II f , iftsf ? / s *7i • h > "—•> « U>'< i Jhf « African bailor and dative attu bov. ij ORCfK CHURCH, I51AHQ ot ATTU * UNKd |\ \T i could be little of Inter*.i on n imr ren Island, miles from listed ryfR U «I ban hing* he wuiili on n imr ren Island, miles from *nywh*r«v when the time came to leave. R w decided that several weet be spent, in a study of Its Inhabitants. h unanimoiiiity M roilM w«U. in« Ulanrt an ! In was on a fine morning In July tl our ve99 «l approached the island fr< the eastward the Rnrly in the mountains mornln " ,XJn we entered the h , goff, through « shall,,» , cult entrance where only a foot of »-at,.,- he hull of the v< . . .. to strike «ver rtisaßjreeable con all means of repair. •now-covered made out and after coasting along clone to on»« i our ky and di ime el and the re o lightly woi •q'j«nr«s, so f„ r fff , Once safely arrived In tl. were boarded by the local h< breed Ro Man Mein ... j,,, , , great distinction In the ,. j, having taken a trip to 9 on a whaler. From him , v , there had been only f .n Fran Ihe har mr fn small trailing sein Our friend earn,, called a one-hole distinction fi to See t Wtlarlta nm two and three holes !nte nr |e,t lug passengi eon.itriict'd Ts. These omewhnt In the *han canoe and are completely (led , . except where a hole | H |,.ft r , »enger to sit In. Of the I »r fhe f ihe d. led Made kin on I hey n ea re very |jgh native are swift hand* of olh*: old) expe r |«. ;i , fitful affair. nd In the hands of worthy craft; In the speaking from bitter (, tlie.v are clumsy de I Our native like the tribe as we afic, » , ,| tired In a coat of mil nothing of the ofliers found as at. ny coin . . . various fabrics , Ing hls nether garment« with a pair of ompia . from skin, and wK^ f ^ in a -to..- for winter ron-.impUun tm. ing the afternoon the ne» , of . ar rival mo t have t»-en Carrie I put hitete to the fisher- for on e tin a-ho. e « * found (he vhtef l*o, ai eek and mam others to g eel us I'tie - hief was educated lit UunUska aud when J jflty of -i away, ed that the inhabitants we Hv th over the mountains, at a si where the salmon were riinuiug laying trearu had their the Commercial company store here he was the sto addition he idlciate.c as a lav reader in the Greek church He Is r-ally the energy and brains of the aim were In much as oue sen In a small Ne» Kt of th Mo* sitting around sum th-m itinc around own and for >tt JU now they may hav. •e tittitlr ruifiox th« «an)* to store. giv«l up Jionur t'omwu), aud no*, e» «hi«*?, as found «rry 4s* 4*0 &! 'rum T drift listed »rneti ban on* In «• Aim and m U in The on ! Tl tw m A lire heie ood can t Ui* Th« v«« In a f i in hull' Ihe in Urin; of the On "lie if nur hard (1, tains to "t"" « ramp over ,h th* fishing . moan Î Hi e are 1CX |-r*| „ st nulle r; ag"ff ar. 11 built, irai tni f'd a I»* h.mk t or n ff^t wide. "tlall ere Across "moll dam Mil: cinek hs I h ccn linn, „ ' ivil '* 9,1 ok»!îing in the !>!« dam th« ,\:*ut ak* their ' 'nier Upon men und vomen. , rmcil with a long *' " " " '""'h at the end * H int>n ootnln k onpvUM tn station poi* Th* up the reek t ''" 9P «« Hie dam d* lv h c"* a,IV! "*'" a " * 'hls "tly book* the f! ,|i The panne. him j #nd casts sea otter an,; t , and road. mu. M after the palt«: u of tk. £ i.uatlou th- ot:,. r «um resembling th. , eg, students an.) *,htaie. trader« first .»«tie ashure where it I After this the The elder du. island In * «11*1 r 11,1,1 G „muk N k trial •'» hi, ^ 1 niter«. «y. Hriltfi) n nvt# collect which they ■ llalt|e iM K n-h »Ù in wearinj „ " ne<*4 a! » leu (he "' fa l P -tnj when the trad euch article* food as t) advent «.f th« eu in (m < 1 are aud I and giuie lit«« ease Th, a Uf furs ••»tais*. * sal « •rater« •n a an>*l tfc, * man , ^ -■ ski M -he flat (toduced the »hit foods batte fox and for t sir»« s«t native women, the fiaeit ry and puu While the - , '* M »b* I«eg « P 1 X of dl«, y. native« enjoyed « I : f * of j credit at the store. rr »4 • u fox skias br*u» a enough lo keep th«, last the bln at the same that \ltu is, j 'he skins itch the tim« Ci * *W *» m <%* « !i »* ni •*, ""Je À ««4 ■d '(i»w j fsal. qn«i i be Irxétj M 'f ht 4 *< koottsr « | ,Rd e k t wton *» *♦ ta* «04 TV u akcu Mi \laska [«« ai no ut! th« mark»! ndoiiMl « Mil %I»IU ( Mraa ». ftii *1« nt « »i 9 » AI ryfR U «I -rebskk » ID wlt»«M P -1 * ind «litev*#!ik< to bavw Wl \ «niootk I* .] «ill h* 8 * is litt* «' af ' hing* he wuiili iow to ii<m» ||. omit)« wti»t«r »Hon on ihf 4 IliAk'llI fV prrpar« * U effort n pla auntlful ig dried and nil driftwood t The chief look* aft*r hl« V*** sad and a and go 1 Hier, the Hr>< IrU«* ,t j i geth* r \ refic (Inn not - « fr ininin* ,n<\ *hflf ..ii » mark ft w* " A0v»th«r. A* I* 1 « h M et foil « not colt tali «d in a rc in London, ulti f«nt dinner ■try ftooH i» ni» e Lundon Otllltsi! well-tlressed c ly jiimfort" •«* .»dt d» 2 i en Hi« 8 ' i v i i i ind ihe »hieb In woman V« ecltntlon ming i,in'll m of t nppt»' --I" -1" „ , 1 i ! Of III. item «o®, -t , . the qni'l is not III".". I« I* \ ,,,l < rUle 1 * - ' 1 »CIIÜL it'»"», the ' .. '"' ,l ' r3! t ", heard himself »n« 1 " ^ , ..ficrahig low# couvert toil On a Î cussed by two liW 1 low. queried one. JM yfl ' 1 ».-ii for » A' young |m**"n « hört. horn "PrttU ed the other. "I»«» l '" r I'he) lel! ", .ill and T fl •Ml* «wer do .vim tii nk? play the fiddle at hlm n musician ' tit |W rr»«'* * « Itegurileil »" EnflMfl in the 1 furious lllerrlr. A bicycle has In lo lie a "esrrlnge" an set that made bees V«* j criminal set