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IELSH, - LOUISIANA S VENTS OF EVERYWHERE. Z While with a secrenading party near Prague, Ok., Will Waldmen was shot , sicdentally and killed. Andrew COrnegie has donated $12, ;; Ss" for the erection of a public 1 brary at 1l Reno, Ok. Chicago politicians are now buasy I yhg plans for handling the national epanblican convention, which meets to that city in June. lire destroyed three business build tags on the main street. of Guthrie. STwelve persons who roomed in one of Sthe buildings had narrow escapes. John Stringer, a negro, was hanged of Birmingham, Ala., Thursday for the murder of William O'Neal, whom he stabbed to death in the Pratt mines. The torpedo boat Perry and Paul James have been ordered to proceed free Mare Island navy yard to Pan L*ta to aigment Admiral Glass' fleet. The work of laying "teel on the in terarban 'electric railway to connect -,ihrie and Oklahoma City has been .ommenced. The line will cost $750, • IIa shooting scrape at Woolsey, ten Sileas east of Comanche, I. T., Friday, J: K, Stotts and Sam Vickers were lha. Both are reported fatally wound Afery Crockett,grandson of the old David Crockett, was found dead to: a tree about 200 yards from home, five miles north of Granbury, :T he big glass factory put in opera ! Jat Monterey last year has closed to install new apparatus, as the as now run does not yield a ry profit. Ajzaader W. Pearson, paymaster "e Missississppi division of the States navy in the Civil War, Is his home in Vineland, N. J. s 75 years old. Daniel Manning of Albany, N. ,. eleoted president of the World's of lady managers, vice Mrs. L. Blair, resigned. She received , out' of sixteen votes. :Harry L. Smith and her two R Barry, aged 2 years, and Al -"three months, were burned to b a fire in their home at Oak a suburb of Philadelphia. hlwardt of Flethher, Ok., came to 'ark to submit to a surgical op- t Both legs were taken off just tle knees. His spine was injur both legs paralyzed by falling n Swell.about eleven years ago. i * ow said that Senator Boies " of Pennsylvania, who was at h with Mr. Roosevelt, will likely Senator Mlanna as the Republi. C dliairman and manage the coming a ential campaign. o, ~rkable cures of typhoid fever np are reported by Beth-Israel , .ll at Philadelphia, where a se h;uported from Italy and Switzer s being usdd. Although the rem -has been in use more than three b it has just been made public. , General Roberts has noti. e dhe oMoers of Kiowa county, Ok. he eat at all hazards the shedding fo d in the war imminent there as em the,homesteader and the mLu- cc nlraante over the possession o5 - bet . Jones, a native of Broad. is., dropped dead from heart He was a Union veteran and .a na Oklahoma in 1889 -as Chiet lab United States Marshal, being be by President Harrison. of ch naderstood in Buenos AyreO as that the reported offer by de I rm to purchase the r TI wau" vessels built in Italy was tos S'bteblfm of the Japanese gov. 8T. rtin of Winchester. wii. mysteriously killed neas Be er, Ok., his dead body being tur oa the farm of George Newer qui were shipped to Tenne% e for .KM. Jonee, the three-year-old sen H. G. IJones, of Austin was burn- Pa r OSiap. The boy was playuing ope r 0 the house when his cloth- of sad before assistance reach- be * l·ead and arms were burn- Ses i Gaablaa, a German farmer iIv. A .Ghi tie, was fatally injured ton Shikukown negro, whose afotive t r. Ganbin had sold his ot· o 1 was ea route kogie with. the day - Z.Iew' York, hpl)asn ed guilty the h of presqtlng he* p roof on oig Are inhurance company, and tona owing senod him to one ra ,,··..r . ; U.S.U·S TREASURYY The French government is happy over the possession of a small surplur over expenses for the current year.. Uncle Samuel smiles. POWERS TO INFLUENCE COLOMBIA.. POWERS TO REMAIN NEUTRAL IN d CASE OF WAR. CEN.. REYES HAS NO* SYMPATHY Reyes Realizes the Situation, but He Fears Precipitation Action by His People. Washington, December 22.-=Diplo matic pressure'will .be brought to bear on Colombia by several European pow ers to prevent war between that coun try and the United States. The first step In this direction has already been taken by several foreign powers by means of their representatives here, who have informed General Rafael Reyes of the futility of any attempt to retake Panama, declaring that it will result only in precipitating the Bogata government into a war with the United States, and have said to him that the result of such a catas trope Colombia herself must realize. If this is not sufficient, the representa tives of these countries at Bagota will be instrueted to inform President Marroquin that Colombia can expect no sypathy from the European powers in any move she may make on Pana ma which would inevitably involve her in war with the United States. The members of the diplomatic corps have been informed by Gener al Reyes that he himself fears he can only, with difficulty, check his peo ple much longer. General Reyes is not talking for publication, but to several European ambassadors he has confessed his fears with frankness and has said that he is doing every thing in his power to prevent an out break before the conclusion of his mission, and that, although his influ ence with the army is considerable, he is so far away that it is difficult for him to make this felt as strongly as if he were on the ground and in command. I .Diplomats whom General Reyes has approached on the subject say that whbtat "'i:st ifears is the result of tid' lu t ;.t .Bogota of the faiillei.b~ - h.tmself r.ealizes tlit-"ttre 'ost be cane hope is that Panama may assume respon sibility for part of the Colombian debt .. "I came to Washington to save what I could from a shipwreck," he said to a diplomat of high rank. Realization of the true situation, it is said, will not prevent General Reyes from calling on the United States for a reference to The Hague ;of sev eral questions at isshe. It is on this point that European diplomats have told General Reyes that it is expect ing too much to expect this govern ment to submit any phase of the Pan ama matter to The Hague. Several ambassadors have earnestly Advised General Reyes to impress on his peo ple the fact that Europe wants the Isthmian canal, and that Colombia can expect no sympathy from that quarter. REWARD OFFERED For the Conviction of the Car Dyna miters. San Antonio, Texas, eDcember 21. At a meeting of business men, attend ed by over 200 leading merchants, lawyers, doctors, capitalists, real es tate men, public officers and me chanics, held today, a resolution was adopted offering a reward of $10,000 for the arrest and conviction of partes engaged in dynamiting street cars in San Antonio. It was reported in the meeting that evidence has been secured showing that the police officers of San Antonio were derelict in their duties in the matter of arresting parties guilty of lawlessness, and a committee was ap pointed to prefer charges in the po lice board and produce evidence against certain policemen. Popular Old Chris. New York, Decemt-enr 22.-Letters addressed by children to Santa Claus are reaching the postoffice here in larger numbers this year than ever before. They come from all parts of the country, even Alaska. The childish petitions are carefully set aside, and will be forwarded to the dead letter office at Washington. The collection will weigh at least a ton, and is double the quantity receiv ed in any previous year. Louisiana Legislatur.e New Orleans, La., December 22. Both houses of the Louisiana Legisla ture today adopted a resolution re questing the United States Senators from this State to vote in favor of the ratification of the treaty hereto fore signed by the Republican repre sentatives of the United States and Panama, providing for the building, operation and maintenance of the in ter-oceanic canal across the Isthmus of Panama, whenever the said treaty be submitted to the United States Senate. Lancashire, Millers. A mass meeting of Lancashire cot ton millers will be held December 28 to consider the situation. Many of the mills will be stopped for ten days during the holidays. King Alphonso's Bride. Madrid, December 22.--According to the Spanish newspapers, a project is on foot for the marriage of King Al fonso to his cousin, .the Princess Ma ria Del .lnar of Bavaria. She is 13 1 yeas old. -·i.. .1 Barge Mamou Wrecked. s Rockport, Texas, December 22. The barge Mamou, loaded with ties and bound for Corpus Christi, filled rwith water while in the Gulf. She was being towed through through e Aransas Pass when she stuck on the bar. It was thought that she could e be floated in the morning. Your cor i respondent is told she is a total lose and the ties are b-eing washed ashore on the St. Jo and Mustang Islands. Young Negro Drowned. New Boston, Texas, Dec. 21.-A - young negro named Bizzell was drown. ed Saturday night in Red river north i of here while trying to ford the river. r The body has not yet been discovered, Marines Landed. Colon, December 22.-Thirty-five of the ship Prairie's marines were land ed and took a train for Basobyspo Station, near Emperador. They will occupy the canal company house at Basobyspo. Bonds Doubled. Waco, Texas, December 22.-Judge Scoft today entered an order revok ing a former order fixing the bonds of P. F. Ripley and John Tennison at $5000 each and ordered that the bonds of those parties be fixed at $10,000 each. These are two of the men who are charged with the murder of Harry Hay, the motorman, October 20. No amateur play is satisfactory un. less all the feminine parts are hero. Ides. EXTERMINATED HIS ENTIRE FAMILY Roscoe W. Derby, a Machinist, Despondent Over Being Poor, Committed Awful Crime. Cleveland, Ohio, Dec. 21.-~Roscoe W. Derby, a machinist, about 45 years of age, exterminated his family early yesterday by shooting his wife, his three children and then himself. The crime is believed to have been due to -,i spondency over the impoverished condition of the family purse and the near approach of Christmas. The crimes were extraordinary in their thoroughness, and there was ev idently no hitch in their enactment. 'The wife was killed first, while sleep ing at her husband's side in bed; two of the children were killed as they ran through the house in the darkness of early morning, endeavoring to escape their merciless parent. The third child was killed in its bed, after its elder brother and sister had been Lil!.ed. Derby had been down town as late as 11 o'clock Saturday night shopping, but, in all probability, he also secured ammunition for his revolver. When he got home, his wife and he talked with a neighbor who had been calling orer the approaching festival. Derby seemed pale and nervous. Shortly af ter his arrival at home the neighbor left and the Derby family went to bed. The crime is believed to have been committed about 4 o'clock Sunday ias morning. Mrs. Derby was shot to dat death in bed, two bullets having been of fired into her forehead and a third, :he probably fired after the children had elf been exterminated, in the back of the kpe neck. Mrs. Derby probably was killed on- during sleep, there being no sign of a an strugglra and her face calm and peace ful. Two of the children, however, probably had a struggle, because they iat A GIGANTIC GUSHER. lid "Has Been Brought in at Batson Prai it rie. res Sour Lake, Texas, Dec. 21.-Much tes excitement among Sour Lake opera ev- t.:.s was caused yesterday by the re is port from Batson Prairie to the effect ,ve that a gigantic gusher had been ct- brought in at that place. rn- The new well is known as Paraffine tn- No. 2, and was brought in by Little & ral Mitchell at a depth of about 1100 feet. ed The runner who brought the news a from Batson Prairie yesterday morn he ing was seen by a reporter and stated >ia that the well, in the opinion of all Lat who had seen it, was the greatest producer in Texas. The flow was so great that the four-inch pipe which was enclosed in a six-inch casing had a- to be pulled, joint at a time. Some of it had to be left in the well, and the well was. shut off at 10:30 yesterday d- morning by means of a valve with ts, which the six-inch pipe was equipped. 3s' The oil is of an excellent quality, be te- ing about the same gravity as that as found in Paraffine No. 1, which is 700 00 feet deep. of John Webb, field manager for D. R. et Beatty, and one of the most reliable oil men in this field, returned from at Batson yesterday afternoon. When I ig seen by a reporter he said that he lo thought this was the greatest well in t ie Texas, and would produce about 12,000 f of barrels per day. The road between I P here and Batson has been lined with t 0 caravans of wagons carrying machin ery, operators on horseback and in - buggies en route to see the champion c gusher. b Land was selling yesterday at from t $10-0T to $10,000 an acre, and the earn d est money on several deals was put up. e Dallas Merchant Killed. h Dallas, Texas, Dec. 21.-Hiram f e Featherstone, keeper of a groqery o d store at Holmes and Hickman streets r- in this city, was shot and killed yes- w 8 terday afternoon near the store. R. e T. Wright, aged 29 years, later gave himself up at the county jail. w Attempted Train Wrecking. S Marshall, Texas, Dec. 21.-Sheriff - Curtis went to the Texas and Pacific 1 wreck near Jonesville yesterday morn- la ing on a light engine, where he will Pt take the county dogs and try to cap- le ture parties who wrecked the train, w. splikes werne pulled up on the outside pa ,of two rails and the engine was ditch- hi od when it struck them. It is suppos ed that the parties were trying to wI wreck the passenger trains, which t were late. $8 Barn Near New Boston. New Boston, Texas, Dec. 21.-A barn and contents belonging to W. C. Mitch. Pe ell on the east side of town burned about daylight yesterday morning. Loss, $2,000. No insurance. co A $100,000 Ohio Fire. Georgetown, Ohio, Dec. 21.-Fire today caused a loss of $100,000 to the To: stores of J. W. Wirthlin, Hoppel Bros. rea and William H. Hannon and to Mil- agr len's saloon and cafe. in oscoe had been awakened by the noise of the years revolver being fired and sought to es early cape, but without avail. Harold's his body was found lying in a pool of blood The in the kitchen, and that of Alice in the ue to dining room, with her face to the floor ished and a bullet in her breast. Harold 1 the may have been chased by hiss father, as there was evidence of flight in the *y In manner in which the furnishings in a ev- the kitchen were thrown about. From nent. the location of the bullets in his head, sleep- the boy evidently was caught by his two father in a strong grasp and held r ran while the weapon was placed against se of the little fellow's forehead and the cape bullets sent into his brain. third There was also evidence of a strug r its gle on Alice's part. The last of the been children to die was Thomas. He had remained in bed, probably still asleep, late and also received bullets in his head, ping, dying instantly. After the extraordi :ured nary crimes had been committed, the Vhen perpetrator of them went into the bed Liked rodtn, where his wife had been killed, Iling and lying dlown at her side, fired a erby bullet into his own brain and died at y af- his wife's side. hbor A number of poolroom race checks bed. were found about the house, showing been that Derby had ,been trying his luck in aday betting. to The first knowledge of the crime been was communicated in a letter written bird, by Derby to a friend, who lived not had far away, and which was sent by spe the cial delivery. The letter is to the ef illed fect that when it had been received of a the Derby family would 'be dead. When lace- the friend hurried to the house yester ever, day morning, all that had been prom they ised was seen to have been fulfilled. Affair Settled. Washington, Dec. 21.-The Alexan rai- dretta affair is believed to be practi cally settled with satisfaction to all [uch parties. The navy department Friday t era- received word that the San Francisco c re- had left Beirut for Alexandretta, car Tect rying as a passenger of honor United seen States Consul Davis. The consul's re turn in state is explained by the fact fine that the sublime porte, after investi e & gating, has accepted the American eet. view of the unpleasant incident and ews signified his intention of making rn- amends. So Consul Davis goes to Al Lted exandretta to be received with honor 1 all by the local authorities, who will make q test proper explanations of the incident. so The state department has received P Lich a cablegram from Minister Leishman had saying the Turkish government has in of structed the governor at Alexandretta a the to apologize to the consul on his re- s day turn there. P rith )ed. Finest Hotel in South. be- New Orleans, La., Dec. 21.-W. P. hat Brown, the cotton king, whose bull 700 clique is supposed to have made $10,- b 000,000 in the famous corner of the ft R. world's cotton supply, has projected a a ble $2,000,000 hotel to be erected in this c. om city on, Canal street. The idea is to fr ien build a Waldorf-Astoria in the South, is he eclipsing anything of the kind south of v in the Mason and Dixon line. When con- of 00( fronted with the report yesterday, Mr. in en, Brown practically admitted the au ith thenticity of the rumor, but said oth- ti in- ers were associated with him in the at in project. It is understood in commer on cial circles that a good slice of the yc bull clique's profits will be invested in ti )m this proposed hotel enterprise. li rn- Haff Killed Himself. . New York, Dec. 21.-Alexander D Haff, the suspended superintendent of Lm foreign mails in the New York post ry office, who was to have been brought to its to trial before the federal court this as week on the charge of robbing the R. mails, killed himself last night by so e shooting. Haff had been moody for an many weeks, the approaching trial niL weighing on him. as ifBig Cotton Deal. sr c Temple, Texas, Dec. 21.--One of the th n- largest cotton deals of the season was Ill put through yesterday by W. R. Mil p. ler, with offices at Belton and Temple, no n. who bought 1,100 bales at 12.212c from fo Le parties in Bartlett. The record for LA .- high prices in Temple was again s- smashed Saturday by Webb Moore, lik :o who paid 12.35 for a 650-pound bale, h the farmer selling the bale receiving $80.27 for it. Lax Manchu Nobles Delay Alliance. n London, Dec. 21.-The Daily Mail's it Pekin correspondent declares that a few Manchu nobles, who are under Russian influence, are delaying the E conclusion of an alliance between ple China and Japan. If No Russians in Korean Army. sat 5 London, Dec. 21.-The Daily Mail's r 3 Tokfo correspondent says that the Ko. I rean foreign office denies the reported N. agreement to employ Russian officers kni in the Korean army. T1 havl Milk Always Fresh. An invention which is described ai- it to revolutionize the milk trade is ceing worked in France. The inti is not "condensed" in the ordinary, sense, but the water s extraoted fro.;' i:. by a patent process. The powd' that remains contains all the essen-. tial elements, and is converted back " to milk by the simple addition o' seven parts of water to one of the the :-ilk extract. It is claimed that it is es- al!ways possible to have fresh milk by id's this process, which is the invention of ood Dr. Just, of Boston, and a German en. the gineer. .oor Her Point of View. -old The aged cobbler had lived with his wier, wife for many years in a three-room. the cottage on the edge of the town, in When he died the kindly neighbors o helped with the last sad offices, and the old man was laid out on the bed, tad, with two candles burning at the head. his The bereaved widow was cared for ield at a neighboring house. Next morn. int ing she went to her home, and, ob the serving that the rats had eaten most of the candles, exclaimed: "Well, there's one thing about it. If I ever ug- git out o' this mess. I'll keep a cat." the had An admiral flies his flag at the main mast, a vice admiral at the fore, !ep, and a rear admiral at the mizzen. ad, : rdi- The attar of roses is obtained from the red roses, the chief centers of culture being Bulgaria and Roumania. ,ed, A Western Woolgrower. La Newcastle, Wyo.. Dec. 21.-There is at a man in this'place who claims that no one need suffer with backache, as he has proven in his own case that it can :ks be completely and permanently cured. lng His name is S. C. Hoist, and he is in a stock raiser and woolgrower. "I was shearing sheep at the time the first pain came on," says Mr. Hoist. e "I was so bad for two years after wen ards that I could hardly sit down, lot and when once down it was almost im pe- possible for me to get up again. ef- "I tried all the medicine I could hear ed of and saveral doctors without help, e not even for a moment. I used Dodd's Kidney Pills and they made a new er- man out of me. I felt as if there was new blood in my veins. I am as stout in the back as a mule and can lift and work as hard as I please without an ache or pain in any part of my body. in- "It is now over a year since they cured me and I can say there is not a healthier man in Wyoming than I am, all and before using Dodd's Kidney Pills ay there was not a more complete physi co cal wreck in the whole country than I Swas." ed All Energy From the Sun. e- All the energy of life is derived ulti .ct mately from the sun. A little of this ti- comes indirectly through lightning, an which, in passing through the air, ad forms ammonia and oxides of nitrogen. These, being carried by rain into the ground, are the constant source of nitrogen for vegetable, and, indirect or ly, for animal life. A much larger is quantity of energy is well known to be taken direct from the sunshine by d plants and used in their anabolic pro esses. This energy is appropriated tn by animals in their food, and whether n- in the vegetable or in the animals, it ta assists in many alternations of the e- system before it is completely dis persed. Suppose You Are to Live 50 Years. P. The total cost of a business and 11 shorthand course in Tyler College is about $125.00. That is, you get the * benefit of these courses fifty years e for a total cost of $126.00 or $2.50 a year. These courses increase the earning capacity of the average young person o from $300.00 to $840.00 a year-which is a clear gain of $540.00 a year. In other words, $2.50 a year in vested in education brings a return 1- of $540.00 a year, or 21,600 per cent r interest on the investment. Can you beat it? You are placed in line of promo 1I tion, kept busy and in good cotnpany, e and can soon be independent. A practical education Is no lottery. There are no blanks. No odds what's e your vocation, it will be worth ten a times its cost. It is as durable as life, as handy as human need. It is worth a sacrifice. Will you make itt WVrite for large illustrated cata logue free. Address Tyler College, r Department 13.. Tyler, Texas. Wsomen don't think much of a do tor unless he has a dozen different shades of pills in stosk. When racked with Rheumatic pains, so walking is an effort and running an impossibility, just try Hunt's Light ning Oil. The result will please and astonish you. Price 25 and 50 cents. Tie a man to a woman's apron strings and he will hang himself on them. Quit Coughing. Why cough, when tor 25C and this notice you get 25 doses of an abso lutely guaranteed cnugh cute in tablet; formn, postpaid. DR. SKI RVIN CO., LA CROSSE. WTS. (W. N. U.) Where there's much smoke there is likely to be a lot of soft coal. Stops the (;ough anti Works Off the Cold Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. Priceg5. SWhen a thing is worthless how can it be worth Less. Try One Package. If "Defiance Starch" does not please you, return it to your dealer. If it does you get one-third more for the same money. It will give you satisfaction, and will not stick to the iron. Locked-out knitting girls of Dover. N. J., have organized a co-operative knitting mill company. The hair dresser doean't suooeea by having a pull.