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FRIDAY, JULY 5, 1907
Murder Occurred During Break for
Liberty at Jefferson City—Story
of the Crime.
Jefferson City, Mo., June 28—Harry
Vaughan and Edward Raymond, con
victs sentenced to the penitentiary
from St. Louis, and George Ryan, a
convict sentenced from Kansas City,
•were hanged in the county jail here
Thursday for the killing 'of Prison
Guard John Clay during a concerted
attempt to escape from the peniten
tiary. .The three were hanged at the
same moment. No statement was
made from the acafforld.
All three died from strangulation.
The physicians pronounced Vaughan
dead in 16 minutes and 45 seconds
after the trap was sprung Ryan dead
in 12 minutes and 30 seconds, and
Raymond dead in 11 minutes and 45
seconds. About 250 persons witnessed
the execution.
The execution of Vanghan, Ryan
and Raymond was the outcome of a
desperate attempt they made on the
afternoon of Nov.' 24, 1905, to escape
from the penitentiary. During the out
break Prison Guards John Clay and E.
Allison and Convict E. Blake were
shot dead. After two triads the men
were convicted of the murder of
Guard Olay and sentenced to be
hanged. A verdict of conviction was
rendered in the first trial, but was re
versed .by the Supreme court and a
new trial was ordered.
Vaughan admittedly was the leader
in the outbreak by which'the three
and Convict Edmond Blake endeav
ored to gain freedom- Each was
armed secretly with a revolver and
they had secured dynamite.
When a favorable opportunity pre
sented the four walked into the office
Of Deputy Warden See and Vaughan,
with drawn revolver, commanded him
to throw up his hands. The deputy
warden hesitated and Blake fired a
shot that Injured Vaughan's hand and
seriously wounded See. Deputy War
den See and two farmers who were
visiting in his office were marched
quickly to the prison entrance. At
that moment Guard Clay swung the in
side gate open, to admit a team. He
was shot down and the four convicts
rushed Jnto the inclbsure to the out
side gate. This they quickly blew
open with the dynamite and ran
^through the opening. A running fuail
lade ensued between the escaping con
victs and prison guards and Convict
Blake and Guard Allison were killed.
After a hard chase through the city
Vaughan, Raymond and Ryan "were re
captured. The convicts were serving
sentences for robbery when the prison
outbreak was planned.
Walk-Out bf 2,000 Men Threatened In
1 New York by Garbage Drivers.
NeW York, June 29.—A sympathetic
strike of 2,000 street sweepers is
threatened if the street-cleaning de
partment does not accede to the de
mands of the striking garbage-cart
drivers. The health of the city is be
ing menaced seriously by great piles
of garbage which lie in the streets, of
the East side. Dr. Darlington of the
health board started an investigation
Friday. Several physicians already
have reported that mnch illness is
being causeg. by filth in the streets.
The garbage meh have been on
strike three days, and unless they
return in two days they will be dis
charged. The strikers, to enforce
their demands, which include the
abolition of a fine of five days' pay
for emptying a can containing both
ashes and garbage and a fine for trot
ting horses, decided to bring on the
ptrike of street sweepers Friday un
less their demands were acceded to.
Street Cleaning Commissioner
Craven estimated Friday that 2,000
tons of garbage is lying on the 'streets
awaiting removal. -The.commlBsloner
pays he hopes to secure men to take
the drivers' places Friday. Some
strike-breakers have been secured and
policemen are riding with them to
prevent violence. Mayor McClellan
fiays that he does not believe the'
movement will spread.
New York City Trying to Remove
Rubbish in Spite of Strikers.
New York, July 1.—Under a tsrong
police guard the first systematic clean
ing of the city streets since the strike
of the department of street cleaning
drivers was instituted was begun
Saturday. Progress was slow, how
ever, the health department, which
now has charge of the work having
much difficulty in hiring men to take
the places of the strikers. Crowds of
strikers gathered at many points and
bombarded the new men with sticks
and stones, and in some cases went
so far as to pull the drivers from
•heir seats on the wagons.
The conditions in some of the side
streets, particularly in the upper East
side, are regarded as extremely .seri
ous. Great heaps of refuse which
have accumulated since the strike be
gan are piled up along the curbs, a
menace to the health of thousands in
the crowded sections. So great had
tjie 'quantity of rubbish became in
some places Saturday that household
ers built bonfires in the streets to con
sume the garbage.
Becomes Fire-Fighter.
St. Louis, July 1.—William Glea
son, formerly a baseball player of
national reputation and shortstop for
St. Louis Browns, when they won the
championship four consecutive sea
sons, was made a fire- captain by
Swingley. He has -been a firs
{Special Washington Letter.]
good friends General Charles
H. Grosvenor of Ohio and
Charles B. Landis of Indiana,
been swearing by
the beard of the, prophet for a decade
that under the benign influence of the
Dlngley bill, from which, according to
their philosophy, all blessings flow,
there is not a tramp in America, must
feel an unpleasant sensation when
they learn that the railroads kill from
1,600 to 1,800 tramps annually. Now,
it's clear.as crystal that the railroads
could not kill tramps unless there were
tramps to kill. Nor can it be assumed
by these astute and agile statesmen
tliat the railroads kill all the tramps.
Perhaps, as a matter of fact, they
do not kill more than one out of a
thousand, which forms Tsojne basis
for ascertaining the whole number of
tramps in this land of the free and
home of the brave. The above figures
were given In a carefully prepared pa
per read by Mr. O. F. Lewis, superin
tendent of the two largest charity .so
cieties of New York,- before the late
national charities conference at Min
neapolis. Will Brother Grosvenor and
Brother landis admit their error and
cease to make such preposterous asser
tions? Not on your life—not so long
as they' believe that anybody can be
roped, in to vote the Republican ticket
by so doing! They probably will fol
low -the White House example and de
clare that Lewis is a liar and a horse
thief because he has dared to tell the
Worse and more of it for Grosvenor,
Landis et id genus omne, the Phila
delphia Press, a Republican organ edit
ed by ex-Postmaster General Charles
Emory Smith, admits the truth of the
foregoing figures, and the Washington
Herald, independent, speaks editorial
ly of the "Tramp Problem and Its
J*P* In Texas.
The latest news from Texas is that
the lumber mill owners, having grown
weary of the shiftless negroes and
Mexicans, are employing Japs in their
stead. It is said that the number of
Japs now so employed in the Lone
Star State amounts to 3,000 or 4,000
and is rapidly increasing. The state
ment, hard to believe, is also made
that one Jap does the work usually
done by two negroes or three Mex
icans. All of •which is important, if
true. There is no question about there
being a widespread and growing feel
ing of discontent in' the south with the
negro laborer and that he must im
prove his ways or he will find him
self supplanted to a large extent,
which will hasten the extinction which
inevitably awaits him on this conti
nent. Certain of the southern states
ore making systematic efforts to de
flect .Ihe tide of white immigration to
the southward -and appear to be suc
ceeding'somewhat It is being made
apparent in Euroiie that the tale about
life and property not being safe in the
south, which has been assiduously cir
culated up north and abroad for, lo,
these many years, Is a lie made of
whole cloth. This matter has been and
is being Investigated by the ambassa
dors and ministers accredited to our
government, particularly by the Italian
ambassador and the German ambassa
dor. Their reports are decidedly fa
vorable to the south. By reason of
favorable climatic conditions living is
much cheaper In the south than in the
north. Not so much food, clothing or
fuel is necessary. Houses cost less.
Cattle run out In comfort all the win
ter. All these facts, when generally,
known, will take white immigrants
into the south in constantly augment
ing numbers.
"Out of the Mouth of False Prophet."
The editor in chief of the St. Louis
Globe-Democrat should gather his par:
agraphers together and give them some
hints as to what the policy of the G.-D.
should be in respect to one W. J. Bry
an. These gentlemen don't do good
team work. There is frequently^ clash
ing of ideas in the G.-D.'s editorial* col
umns. For instance, the other day one
paragraph read as follows:
A Nashville correspondent epeal?i*%f
"the slender hold of Mr. Bryan on Ten
nessee." The idea applies to the entire,
south, and singling-out Tennessee In this
respect Is pointless..
Another sapient gentleman, seeking
to fill the next column, whi wag plac
ed "next to reading matter," said:
Kor eleven years millions of Democrats
have whooped vociferously when any
speaker .rolled forth the phrase "the
matchless William Jennings Bryan."
They have contracted the habit, and ora
tors like applause.- But what a drop
when the electoral votes are conn ted!
The first line-of the above paragraph
harks back to 1890, if bur arithmetic is
not ut fault, and that reminds us that
just before the election In 1896 the
G.-D. said:
Six weeks after the coming election
William J. Bryan will have to tall out of
a third story hotel window or get himself,
dog bitten In order to got his name in
the papers.
It is very evident that the G.-D.
beeps a staff of very poor political
prophets, probably a Job lot of ex
weather prophets. Now, after eleven
years have elapsed since the writing of
the last quoted paragraph, the G.-D. it
self mentions Bryan's name in half a
dozen places In each issue. 7
Other Prophets, True and Falqe,
Prophesying is easy and cheap to
him who would deride a gre.it man or
a great work. Seward went to his
grave hearing "roasts" on his Alaska
policy—roasts thai were simply false
prophecies. He coyltl do nothing to
defend himself. At Unit time Alaska
was an unknown (juantity, an luchoate
wilderness, as It still is^to a lurge ex
tent. 'The following from Leslie's
Weekly Is quite apropos
June pi, 3007, the fortieth anniversary of
tho lay oh wulcli the Ala»ka annexation
treaty went Into operation [9: a data
mark of pivat Importance to Jie United
States. .When shortly before his death,.
In 1872, William H." Sowftril was uslccd'
What he foeli'cYed lo be the- greatest
achievement of his public career, he an
•w^reOt "The onewxiutoo «f. Alaska
J.'., Be
The Dingley Law and Ttamp»—Jap La
bor In Texai—Political Prophets, False
and Tnie—Nichotmaad the Douma.
aaoea, nowever, "Mir the "American peo
ple will not .grasp the value of that ac
quisition for a third of a century yet."
This shows thjjt Seward, the empire
builder, was also a prophet. Seward has
been dead for thlrty-flvo years, and It is
only In recent times that his countrymen
liaro appreciated the Importance of Alas
ka as a possession. Strong opposition Was
offered In the house of representatives In
1867 to making tho appropriation of 17.
200,000, the price which Seward paid to
Russia for the province. Said one of an
nexation's opponents In that chamber,
"All that Alaska will" ever be able to pro
duce are polar bears and Icebergs." per
several years a nickname for the region
was "Seward's Folly." But tlme"has vin
dicated Seward. ...
Since that ill starred performance of
Ananias and his spouse 'Sapphira no
snch liar as Orchard has appeared
among men. Sydney Smith, of witty
and therefore of blessed, memory, Once
declared that -a certain English chief
justice was a great fraud because no
body could by any possibility be as
wise as that man looked. Since Adam
and Eve partook of the forbidden fruit,
whence all our woes, there 1mve^ been
many bad men iu this world, but not
one so bad as Orchard represents him
self to be. If they will keep him on
the "witness etand long enough, he will
probably clalm_that he is the mysteri
ous and hitherto undiscoverable pen
son who swatted- William Patterson,
that he it was who fired the Epheslan
dpm'e and that he murdered old man
Nathan In New York. He may have
told some truth, but he has lied so
amazingly that anything he says is
incredible simply because he says it
unless thoroughly corroborated at ev
ery point, for surely he did not commit
all the crimes he confesses,.
One of the unfortunate features or
necessities of criminal procedure is the
fact that sometimes the evidence of
accomplices must be used in order to
secure righteous convictions. As pros
ecuting attorney I sometimes was
forced to convict men that I believed
to be guilty by using the evidence of
accomplices, but I always disliked ex
ceedingly to do it. But surely Orchard
is the limit
Czar and Douma.
Whether apy Bourbon blood flows in
the veins of Czar Nicholas I do not
know, not being a genealogist, but It
may be safely asserted that he pos
sesses one of the Bourbon characteris
tics—he learns nothing. That fact is
quite likely to cost him his fhrone,
perhaps his head also. If history
teaches any one thing more than an
other, it is that when a great people
make up/their minds to be free they
will sooner or later succeed. How many
English tyrants dissolved how many
English parliaments is not at this mo
ment remembered, .but parliaments
continued to assemble^ and after revo
lutions and bloodshed, some of royal
blood, these convened a parliament
which was master of the king, and
Englishman were free. Charles I. was
much such a man as Nicholas, and ev
erybody knows what happened to him.
The story of England was In many re
spects repeated in Franco later on.
Louis XVI. was an amiable sort of
king as kings go. He spent his leisure
In making locks to SBch an extent that
hjs came to be known as "the lock
smith." He seems to have possessed
the domestic and private virtues to a
large extent for a king, but he repre
sented a bad system, and he lost his
head for It The sins of his ancestors
were visited upon him. Talleyrand said
that Louis made a dozen concessions
to the people ^py one of which would
have saved his life and his throne had
It been made twenty-four hours sooner.
It's a wonder that no king ever has
sense enough to read the handwriting
on the'Wall and to yield gracefully to
the Inevitable. There must be a dis
ease peculiar to monarchs which
should be named royal blindness.
Nothing is more certain than that Bus
sia will be free. 9-
A Palpable Hit.
[From Bryan's Commoner.]
In an editorial entitled "Wages Delu
sion1' the Louisville Courier-journal
makes an interesting answer to a Repub
lican newspaper that claimed that the
cotton mill. operators in north' Germany
get only *101.04 a year, while lb America
they get $804.57
The Courier-Journal says: "It looks a
little queer to see arguments for protec
tion made on the ground that it gives our
laborers $304.67 a year. There are 313
working days In a year, barring holidays
with pay, so that the wage is less than a
dollar a day. Now, a farm laborer at 20
a month and board yets. $240 in money,
and the board would, even at a Iqw rate,
bring the total up a* high as .that tot the
cotton mill operator. It is well known
that the farm laborer bap no protection,
and.lt is hard to see how the cotton mill
operator gets any benefit from it. .La
borers in many unprotected employments
get more than a dollar a day. Moreover,
the owners of cotton mills import, laborers
fr6e from foreign countries. If the pro
tective{arlft/make prides of commodities
high—apd To know It floes—why is there
pot tr^tarlff on Import*} labor? That I*
the log|o of protection to .labor- by 9
tariff, |f it is to be b'jne at all, but the
fact, of it is that it is not intended to
make labor high. The men who makq
this argument In order to get labor
support are the same men who import
foreign labor to keep down the prlccs
they must pay to laborers at home. They
We the "men who sell to' customers lij
America steel rails for J28 a ton and sell
them abroad at (20 or 122. making a big
profit on an article which confessedly
costs about $16. The argument that pro
tection makes high wages is a ridiculous
fallacy. They have alwayB been higher- in
America than in Europe.- But in Europe
tho highest wages are paid in free trade
England, and the countries where they
are lowest have the most rigid systems of
Jefferson on the Third Term.
A reader of the New York -Evening
.Post, writing to that newspaper, Bays:
"In answer to a request of the-Maryland
legislature that he should be a candidate
for a third term, Jefferson said: 'If .some'
termination to tho services of' the chief
magistrate be not fixed by the constitu
tion or supplied by practice, his office,
normally four years, will In fact bccomo
for life, and history shows how easily
that degoneratcs Into an Inheritance. I
feel it a duty to do no act which shall
essentially Impair that principle, and 1
should unwillingly bo the person who, dis
regarding the Bound precedent set by an
illustrious predecessor, should furnish the
first attempt of prolongation beyond the
Second term of offloe.'"
Cheerful. .".
One of the most premising of the
new Democratic members elected to
the Sixtieth cbngrees is Bop. P.
Ashbrook of the SeveuteentnQhio dis
trict" He Ls young, handsome and
capable. tVlflml he ls «n optimist, and
optimism goes a long way In this
world. Recently Brother Aelibrdok
was interviewed by the Washington
Post and talked in this cheery manner:
"The next senator from Ohio is likely
to be Judge, Judson Harmon of Cincin
nati," said Representative W. P. Ash
brook of the'Seventeenth Ohio district,
formerly- represented by Mr. Sniyscr.
"This is because .the Democrats are more
than likely to'carry the next state legis
lature," lie went on. "The republicans'
have a majority., of only three. members
In the house'of'representatives, and this
will be reduced to a majority of one. Car
mi ThSMpsoiv "'formerly speaker, was
elected secretary of Btate last year. Ho
will be succeeded by a Republican. B. W.
Baldwin of Auglalse county, Who has
been appointed a member of the boaTd of
-public works, is likely to be succeedod by
a. Democrat. W. S. Stevens of Glermont
county died and will be succeeded by a
democrat. My successor will bo a Demo
crat Thus the (majority is reduced to
one. In the senate the Democrats have a
majority 6f one. If the two houses come
.together on Joint ballot at any time,: they
will therefore be tied. If the Democrats
don't mnlto enough out of the Koraker
Taft squabblo to elect enough additional
Democrats to the legislature to enable
them lo choose a senator, I miss my
Hob. Thomas T. Crittenden, ex-rep
resentative in congress, ex-governor
and ex-consul general to Mexico, hag
declared for Governor Johnson of
Minnesota for president. -Just -what
Colonel W. J. Bryan and Governor
Folk will think of Colonel Crittenden's
output I do not know.
A Tall Statesman.
Hats'oft tb my good friend Hon. Cy
rus A. Sullowny, representative from.
New Hampshire, who stands six feet
seven in his stockings. He-is not only
taller than any of his colleagues or
than auy senator, Jflit also taller thnn
any member of the house of commons
or house of lords.'Tthe^anest common
er, Eric iiambro, who has just resign
ed, is only six feet five and three-quar
ter inches, while Lord Ampthlll, who
cdn't resign even if he wanted to, is
only six feet four and a
Thus, even in the small matter of phys
ical .altitude, our statesmen beat the
The Georgian. N
The immediate success of the
Georgian, the new evening Atlanta
paper edited by my brilliant, eloquent
and I6vable friend Colonel John Temple
.Graves, is Jne of the^nost interest
ing phenomena of our times. The
Georgian had no experimental stage of
living on short commons." It was a
magnificent triumph of journalism from
the beginning and now has a Circula
tion of fifty odd thousand, which la
remarkable for a paper In a. city the
size of Atlanta and. its -circulation ls
rapidly growing. Colonel Graves, At
lanta and Georgia are to be congratu
The Irritable Japs.
On'"dit that the administration will
not send any of our battleships to Pa
cific waters for fear that such action
wonld, Inltate tlie jap's to such an ex
tent thdt they would jump on us right
away. If the^Japs are that Irritable
and would jump 'so suddenly and un
provoked, then the sooner we send all
our battlesiiixis into the Pacific the bet
ter. Part of them might act as an irri
tant All of them might act as a seda
tive. The chancer are, Uqwpvpf, that
the tale ls a lie,
Bread and Wine,
History has a strange way of-re
"peatlng Itself. Revolutions have been
caused' before nov by a rlge in the
price of' bread, and it begins to look a
little as If there may coipe a revolution
In France from the price of wine. Ifs
a fight' by ihe "natural wine" makers
against the "artificial wine" makers,
Any movement that can collect togeth'
er-500,000 people on short notice must
bo of far reaching consequence, espe
cially among a people so mercurial and
emotional iis the French. The hero of
this wine crusade, Marcelllne Albert,
has been dtfbbed labor's1 Napoleon,
'.Our Empire^'-* i'
Winston Churchill,- author of "The
.Crisis"-'and other interesting novels,
has made a great Jind.startling Ascov
ery—to -wit, tjiat this Is no longer a re
public, but Is In reality an empire,
which may be correctly labeled as "Im
portant'If true."
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could never serve as an artist's mod^l,
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the world admires: neatness, clear eyes,,
clean smooth skin, and that sprigntli
ness of step and action that accompany
good health. A physically weak woman
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Nearly all olji-fashioned. Cough Synips
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the cold out of the system by gently
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Kodoi Dyspepsia Curt
what 1*1 ••tpg
Blow Safe While Citizens Fight
an Incendiary Fire,
Great Excitement Caused at Mount
^Pleasant by a Man Crying Cy
'••C clone at Night.
CltlzenB of Madrid were thrown into
contents taken.
It is not known definitely how much
booty the robbers, secured, but it be
lieved to be quite a large sfuu. The
thieves made their escape without
leaving any clue to their identity.'
great excitement by the action of a forbade. him the house, and it is
party of yeggmen, who first set fire to g{ate(j that on' one or more surrepti
the Arie hotel and, while the cltjzens tlous visits to his lady love Webster
were fighting the flames,- dynamited took his departure with the guardian's
the safe of the Dtswel-Backman Lum-
Four Roads Tied Up When Insects
Settled on Switch Handle..
swarm of bees clustered on the
handle of a switch in the railraad
yards. at Sioux City and for half an
hour tied up traffic on four railroads.
Half a -hundred trainmen and train
masters and' yar4masters galore
stormed and,fretted, but the swarming
bees buzzed merrily and clung to the
•switch handle. A small boy tpok in
jtlio situation. A
"My pop- can get them bees off
there," he volunteered.
"Go get. your pop," chorused" the di
ylsion superintendent and the yard
'•Pop" was brought' and Jie .ileftly
stuficd the bees into a wash boiler on^
carrlod them. homf,. .rtT5tl»iip -^fiS
8he Starts Fire With the Fliijd fine)
la Fatally Purn«d
Mrs. Samuel ttann, wife of a farme?
living near Montezuma, attempted to
start a fire with what she supposed
was kerosene. The can: contained
gasoline and the fluid exploded, ignit
ing the clothihg of the woman.' Her
cries brought the other memberB of
the family to her assistance, but be
fore the fiameB could be extinguished
she was so badly burned that she died
four boant after the accident.^,
Hero 8aves Man In Well.
At Imminent risk to himself, Gra
ham Walker descemled into a well at
Massena and rescued Michael John
son, wbo had been overcome by foul
gases. Johnson waa" at work at the
bottom of the well/ and when the men
at the topJfailed to get any answer to
thelr 'slgnal Walker "voluuteere^-to go
down $.nd'see what ..was the matter.
He found Johnson lying apparently
de^d at the bottom of the •vvell. but he
fastened a rOpe about him and had
him hauled up. .He,then tied the rope
about bl£ own body and gave the sig
nal to, hoist. Walker was uncon
scious when pulled up but soon re
vived. ..It' took several hours to resus
citate Johnson.
Scalded tb Death,
John Malcolm was scalded to death
when- his traction engine crashed
through a bridge east of Anthon,
plunging fifteen feet into the soft
mud. Malcolm was pinnedv down and
the steam-from the bursted l»lpes
scalded him so most
of the .skin
dropneil from his body. He died after,
frightful agony. He was fifty years
old 'and- leaves a wife and one child/
Man Was Ndt Murdered.
The 'supposed river myBtery -ot 'th^'
floating corpse found at Burllh'gtbn
with'-a bullet hole in theiliead has.Jjeen.
cleared up by the discovery- that th6
body is that of Charier Lp^ell, a- far
mer of Illinois, Who was probably ac
cidentally drowned. The wound waa
made by snag. .2 .'
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your food 40 you good. Sold by Ed
ward T. Lomaa.
"... •'..^FprJ6ale'«
My house, and" ffbrniture. This prop
erty is well improved and fine location.
Will give' possession at once Call and
get a bargain. ROBT. PHBLAN.
Young Des Molneft Marr Worta Clever
Scheme to Wed Her.
Despairing of any other method of
removing the woman he loved and
whom he had been licensed to wed
from the vigilant ward kept over her
by her guardian, Wilson I* Webster of
Pes Moines secured a warrant for her
arrest on the charge of disturbing the
peace, had her brought before a jus
tice of the peace and .while the'iex
cited guardian- was oiitx seeking tor
bondsmen the couple were' married.
hour in the morning and
hrought hundreds of citizens to the Webster were decidedly antlthetl
stene. While they .were fighting the cal to those entertained'by WeiB. One
flames'ln an effort to. save the hotel a evening during the 'absence of the.
terrific explosion was heard coming ^mrdian -Webster and the young wo
Irom the other aide of the village, entered Into a marriage pact and
When the fire was. under control an the'next day a marriage license was
investigation was started antt^it .was •prOCureij. -But something aroused the
found that the large safe of the lum- .suspicions of Wels and his vigil over
ber company Jiad been blown and ita jj(s
Drunken Man Who Cries "Cycjone" at
Night Causes Terror. A
Great excitement was caused at
stentorian tones:
"Cyclone for Mount Pleasant. Folka
get up and save your lives."
Without waiting fo bear more the
startled citizens sprang from their,
beds. Children were hurried down in
to cellars, windows and doors were
fastened and every preparation made
to meeting the coming of the storm.
Women alone In their homes-became
hysterical and entire families gassed
the remainder of the night in cyclone
cellars and other underground-pas*,
sages. When day broke with no signs
of a storm an investigation wa8 set on
foot It was found that McCoy had
been imbibing, too freely and his
warning was merely the freak of an'
alcoholic imagination. Hie was, ar
The courtship of Miss Eva Shook'
by 'Webster has been full of vicissi
tudes. The" girl resided witli her
guardian,- Job Weis, and for some rea-
-^veja girea£ly disliked Webster,
toe as
«er company, a mile away. The hotel Nevertheless Webster5
a motive power.
Pleasant one night last mSS
when William McCoy went through.. j^jgg shook appeared in the Justice's
the streets after midnight crying in court, where she-xOnd Webster were
and met wi£h {encouragement from the
the alarm young lady, Whose sentiments-regard-
became-even more eagle-.
eyed. For three days the young wo
man vainly endeavored to leave the
hbuse and join her waiting lover.
I The* latter becoming desperate con
sulted Justice of the Peace VanJ/iew,
wbo listened to the lover's tale with a
sympathetic ear. On the advice of
the justice the lover made a complaint
against his .fiance and this.the justice
turned over to a constable, with or*.
d6rs to bring Miss Shook into court
at all hazards and to take no excuses
from her guardian. The peace officer
Famed Utraveler of Mysteries
f'-i:': Police to Find Horse,
"When Dr. ,Shattuck applied-tok the
police of Independence for assistance
in recovering a valuable horse which
had been stolen from him, the police
officers were astonished.
The cause for their astonishment is
found .in the fact that Dr. Shattiick
has more than a local reputation as a
discoverer of lost property and an un
raveler of hidden mysteries tie i^in
fact believed by his admirers' to be^en
dowed with second-sight and has been
consulted on many oeeaelons by .per
sons who seek to know what the fu
ture -contnins or to discover something
that has happened in the. past. Some
years ago, it is said, the doctor locat
ed a large. sum of money which had,
been hidden in a most ^Imexpected
quarter andsince then he says he'
has unraveled the skein of many a.
mystery which has puzzled the police
But.yrhen It came to dlscbvering the
whereabouts of his own horse whlijbi
was stolen froih lilm, the occult pow
ers of the doctor seemed to be at fault
and he decided to einploy the more
human if less adroit agency of the
8cratch Kills a Boy.
Clarence Wingmuth, seven -q^earfl
old, is dead -a3 the result, of a slight
scratch on the hand which ^'he re
peived from an old umbrella' steel,
which he waB usihg as a bow, Th^
boy's parents live at^ Rock Island, 111.
but the lad had been' vlsltlng in De's
Moines. 'He with Other children'were
playing with a bow and arrows srhiclj
had been made from an old umbrell^
frame. In some way he repeivefi 4
scratch in the palm of his hand-. Thq
wound was' considered trivia^ at the
time but a day or two later his han)
'began to swell .and blood polsonfng
became apparent The boy was taken
to the hospital and operated on in ijie'
hope of saving Kis life, but he died,'
"Puts and Calls" Illegal.
A sweeping verdict for the plalntlll
Jn the case of Ware vs. Parson's, in the,
federal court at -Fort Dodge, makes
collection of board obligations, in so
far as "puts and calls" are concerned,'
impossible in Iowa. 'The. defendant
in the case ls a wealthy farmer, who
lost $5,000 in speculation on the board
of trade. The flnn of Ware & Le
lahfl, Chicago brokers, through whom
he transacted business., sued to recov
er that amount. Judge Reed, in his
instructions lo the Jury, called atten
tion to the: fact that if the evidence
showed any puts and calls Involved in
the note the whole note was Invali
Bee Sting -Kills^ Child,
The four-year-old daughter of Peter
Koster, a farmer living near Cascade,
is dead as the result of a -bee sting.
The child had" Just been .vaccinated
and was playing about In the door
yard when she was stung on t(he lip
by a honey-bee. The sting was given
local treatment and not much'was
thought of the matter until the next
day when it was noticed that her lip
and faee were greatly swollen. A
pbysiolann. was ^um^ioned and pro
npunped it case of blood poisoning.
Everything possible was" done* to save
the ehild, but without avail.
Qlrlp Not to Bf Oowboy«""S?
"Blanche Wbltj^ ^nd ,01ga t)ehn,
fhe two pretty Burlington glfl3 who
ran awa from home, attired jnen's
ctotheei got as far aB Mount Pleasant
•with their male {, companldna, where
£heir courage failed. Their lock6 had'
fieon shorn by their companions. They
fold the police they wanted to go West
anil lie cowboys. Their companions
fiave fled. .•- v-
For Infants Children.
Tin Mod You
Bm» the
Signature of
Bad .sick headaches, biliousneB^ or
constipation are quickly relieved by De
Witt's Little"Eariy Risers. Small pi}l,
sure pill, safe Bill—prompt and pleas
ant in action. Sold by Edwa
by Edward T. Lomas
A Bold Step.
To overcome tha well-grounded and
reasonable objections of the more Intel
ligent to the use of secret, medicinal com
pounds, Dr. B. V. Pleroe, of Buffale,-^'
x., some time ago, decided to make a bold
departure from the usual course pursued
by the makers of put-up medicines lor do-"1
mestlc use, an^so haa pnblished broaa'
east and bflemy to the whole, world, a full
and comphte (1st of all tho ingredients
entering InWthecampoeltlonof his widely
celebrated ttitdicHies. Thus he has taken
his numerprojratrons and patients Jnto
his full/onfimince. Thus tlbo he has re
)noYeroj&medlcinee from among .secret
Ol.doabtful merits,, and made :r
of xnawn Compomtun.
-has shown
tin', hira.
ot only doee^tbe
r.of every bottle, -t
nr. Pierce's
atnous medicine for'weak Stomach
the lnsrcdionts composllia it. but a snriin^
book bag been compiled' from numerous.-^
standard medical Works, of all tho different?*
•cbooU -of practice, containing very nomer-.-,,
ous, extracts -from tbe wxltlnn of leadings
practitioners of medicine. endorsipK in -vi,
ttronout poutble term*, each and
.every Ingres *.
dlent 'Contained In Dr. Pierce's medlcineaJ -'S I
and requesting the same. From this little
book it wlirtteleamed tliat Dr. JMeree's med-'
icines contain 110 alcehpl, tiarootlcs. mlncral
agents or other poisonous^jr lnjurloua agents
and that ther are mado from native, medicl*
nal roots of great value: also tbat sorae.ef
tha most-valuable ingredients' contained'taL*
Dr. Pierce's FavotHo "Prfscrlptlon for
affecting their sqnawa In fact, one of tbo
most valuable medicinal plants entering li to,
the composition of Dr. Pierce's Favorite Pre-1
scripUonjwas known to the Indians asr ...
"Sauaw-weed." Our knowledge of .the wsetf
not few.Of our most valuable native, me
was gained from the Indians*
As made.up.bjrimprotod and exact pro^,
tbe ravorite Priscrlption Is a jnosp
efficient remedy for regulating.ail tfaowoin
anly functloni-corrcctlng displacements, as
prolaiwua. anteveralon and retorrendon,
overcoming^painfnl wsrlods, tonln# «p tbo
perves and
.bringing about a perfect state
health. 8old by all dealers in medicines,
We are only old once. There
fore, we should travel towards
old age. by the right route, so
that when we reach old age we
will be prepared to live comfort
ably and happily
^2^ It is a good plan to save
somiething ag we go along in life.
The time to save is while we are
earning! Save something during
jrour'working days You will
want an income 4o live on "wJien
your powers are on the decline
The average man has a great
many years in which .he earns
inpre than he should spend. If.
ybu will Jay aside a little each
year, ybu will soon
"have a con
siderable sum saved.
Kieep your^ savings in the
We pay 4 per -cent, intercut
on tifrie deposits^ Write draffel
payable in any country in thel
world. Money always on hand 1
for real estate loans.
Why do you stUHfPepypur|
money bid in a sf ck or bp
£in the attic or in a tin can
iinder the barn?
Doi^t yoa,'know tl&t it-Is
absolutely safe in tbe
tnense steel safe of the
First National Bank
of Ctesco, where "~thfevi
cannot break in nor fire de
a S. A, CONvEict&v
No. 34703
.Itwae Electioneer that made Pa
Alto farm and California xne mo
famous,producer' of young trotters
the world. It was HSrold, Belmon
Abdalldh 15, Pilot, Jr., MambrinoChie:
Almont' and George Wilkes, thi
brought fame and renown to Woodbui
farm" arid Kentucky—the' blood of
these mingled with each" great brot
mares as jirlotta,, Spitte,. .Waiterwitc
Green Mountain &(aid, Noonday, Mi
night, Mist, Doily, Blondina Snc
.Bird and Emma 'Barbour flows' throui
jhe ^eins'of The Fox. The horse th
can .show for himself, will make tl
season of"1907 at "Dn P. G. Buttoi)
barn, Cresco, Iowa.
Tabulated pedigree and terms
Rocky Mountaln Tea Hum
A Bu«y Medicine for Duty Peoule.
Brtngj OsldM Htallh ami Renewed Vigor,
let form. 3$ cents a'bpx. Genuine "maae
Holusxbik DHCO
CoiiPAStr Ustllson,

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