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ri-' 1 < A Cheap Lodging House it Kansas City Burned Down with Fatal Result*. 'ill » TWO OTHERS WILL D E FROM INJURIES • All the Dead Were White and Were What it Known as Floating Rail road Laborers—None of the Bodies Have Been Identified and Probably Never Wilt be. Kansas City, Nov. 29.—Seven men t. were suffocated in a Are which broke | out in a rooming house at St. Louis | avenue and Santa Fe street at 12:26 . O’clock Thursday morning. Two more wore so badly injured in jumping from the building that thev will die. I All were railroad laborers and none of the victims have been Identified. The fire was the result of an explo sion of gas. It is thought a guest en tered a closed room where gas had been escaping and caused the explo * slon by striking a match. The explo i slon was heard by S. Moore, V. A. Creston and H. T. Morton, United i States mail clerks, In the Union depot branch of the railroad mall service. They immediately turned in an alarm. The building was a roaring fur nace when the first company arrived, and It was many minutes before a fireman could enter. When the first groped their way through the dense smoke into the building they found the bodies of the dead huddled upon the floor. They were carried out and placed In Union avenue, covered with canvas by the Insurance patrol ana later, re moved to undertaking rooms. None of the victims have been Iden tified, and probably never will be. The hotel kept no register; the pat ronage was transient, mostly that of floating railroad laborers. All the dead are white. Fireman R. F. Johnson and V. L. White of company No. 6, made a thrilling rescue of an old man who waa clinging to a window of the burn ing building on the second floor. They walked along the narrow cor nice of an adjoining building, at the peril of their own lives, reached him by flinging a line made of their spliced belts, and lowered him to the ground. One man leaped from a window and was injured, mortally, It Is thought. He was taken to the emer gency hospital. Another, badly burned, waa cared for by the mall clerks In their quarters nearby. It Is thought that he will die. The building belonged to John O'Connell, and the lower floor was occupied by his saloon, a grocery store and barber shop. The lots on the building Is estimated at $10,000. At times there were as many as 200 men In the rooming house. It was said by the proprietor that at least B0 were lodged there Wednesday night. Many ran out at the first alarm of fire, but it Is thought that several bodies yet remain In the building. " The upper floor Is divided Into small rooms, and these were so filled with smoke that the firemen were un able to enter them, even after the fire was well under control. Many of the firemen were at the ball In convention hall when the alarm came. The clambered upon the trucks and Into their waiting wagons, rushed to the fire In full dress and went at the work as heart ily as they had partaken of pleasure a few minutes before. NEW POISON TEST. Paddy Could Try It On the Cat at Less Expense. An Irish laborer entered a drug store, and. drawing a paper bag from hts pocket, be poured on the counter a number of very sticky and unpalat able-looking candy lozenges. “Can ye examine thlm swates?*’ ho asked. ''They look queer. What Is the matter with them?” Inquired the drug gist. risen. Ol m a thlnkln Did ye Irer ■ee such stuff? Dtnnls Daly give thlna to me bye, and Dtnnls Is no frlnd of mine." "Well, I can make an analysis.” "All right. Ol ll come In tomorrow on me way from woiruk." The Irishman had reached the door, but he suddenly stopped wtth his haDd on the latch. M/nd how much will thot nalysfs be cratin' me?" he Inquired. "Five dollars," was the answer. Paddy walked over to the counter, and swept the losenges Into the bag which be replaced In his pocket. "N'lver molnd," he said. “Ntver molnd. 0111 fade wan to the cat.” A Subject of Common Interest. He had sent for the two sisters. They hadn't met before In years. There was a property division that necessitated their agreement When they came together in his private office he softly stole out and left them together. Ten minutes later he returned and looked In. They were close together and talking animatedly. He listened. Were they recalling early days or were they considering the division of the bequest? Again he listened. They were merely comparing notes cm the best way to trim a black skirt. —Cleveland Plain Dealer. State of Ohio, City of Toledo, Lucas County—s*. Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he 1* senior partner of the ttrm of F. J. Cheney & Co., doing business In the City of Toledo. County and State afore said. and that said firm will pav the sum of ONE HITNDRRO DOLLARS for each and every ease of Catarrh that cannot he cured by the use of Hall s Catarrh Cure. FRANK J CHENEY. Sworn to before me and subscribed In my presence, this Sth day of December, A. D 18*8 A. W. GLEASON. (Seal) Notary Public, Halls Catarrh Cure Is taken Internal ly and acts directly on the blood and mucus surfaces of the system. Send for testimonials free. F. J. CHENEY A CO., ToledoO. Bold by sll Druggist*. 76c Tsk* ft all's Family Pill* for constipation. TRYING TO HIDE IS8UE. Kansas Railroad Commissioner Kan eve I Criticises Complaints of Certain Jobbers of State. Topeka, Nov. 29,—Reports that Job bers at various points in Kansas, and perhaps several points In Missouri, may Join the railroads in opposition to the new schedule of freight rates proposed by the board of railroad commissioners, according to a state ment made Thursday by O. W. Kana vel, chairman of the board. "There are jobbers lu Kansas City, and maybe In a few Kansas towns,” said Mr. Kanavol, “on the part of whom such action might not be sur prising. but I do not believe that many Kansas Jobbers are entirely lost to consideration for the consumer who in the end pays the freight Any way, I do not expect the people of Kansas to permit their attention to be distracted from the real Issue, a re duction In freight rates—by a contro versy between competing points as to which, If either, shall have a freight rate advantage in the movement of 8 per cent of the commodities hauled in Kansas. It's smoke to hide the real rate lsue. Alabama Officials Restrained from Enforcing Recent Legislation by Federal Judge Jones. WILL INVESTIGATE RAILROAD’S CLAIMS The Lews Were Suspended Temporal ily in Order to Allow the Court to Examine Into the Truthfulness of the Statement That They Are Con fiscatory and Unusual. Montgomery, Ala., Nov. 29.—Judge Thomas G. Jones, of the United States district court, late Wednesday grant ed n restraining order which has the effect of temporarily suspending all of the railroad legislation just passed by the legislature as applied to the Louisville & Nashville, the South & North Alabama, the Nashville, Chat tanooga & St. Louis, and the Central of Georgia railroads. The court sus pended the laws temporarily for an Investigation of the claims made In the bills that they are confiscatory and unusual. In the caBe of the Central of Georgia, the order Is made returnable December 16. The order In the case of the other railroads Is made re turnable December 2. These orders are directed to the sheriffs, solicitors, clerks of the counties through which the roads pass and all citizens re straining them from attempting to enforce the laws until the court dis poses of the litigation. Scores of deputy marshals started out Wednes day night to serve the processes throughout the state. The Central Trust company of New York, owner of the second preferred bonds of the Central of Georgia, Is complainant in the bill against the Central Rail way but the other bills are filed by the railroads against the state. All of the bills Hied by the rail roads attack the classification acts of the special session as being “mani festly unfair and unjust." Railroads which entered Into agreement with Governor Comer, it is alleged, were given unjust and Illegal preference over the railroads which failed or refused to enter into the agreement and are permitted to charge much higher rates. The order of the court leaves the new laws in exactly the same shape as the old laws which were repealed by the special session of the legis lature. The Louisville & Nashville filed a supplemental bill Wednesday night with the United States court praying that the litigation on the docket of the court In respect to the old laws shall not be dismissed. This indicates that the company will In sist on fighting the former litigation through to the supreme court of the United States. Governor Comer Is out of the cltv and no statement could be secured from him. Attor ney-General Garber said that he would examine the bills Thursday and would call a conference of the state’s lawyers before taking any action. Yes, Why Not? Not long ago a well-known play wright decided that he would like to have a theater of his own in which to produce his own plays. He didn't have money enough to build it. but he had a wealthy friend in Wall street. As soon as the idea set in on him, the playwright visited Wall street and laid the scheme before his friend. The Wall street man put his feet on his mahogany desk and listened attentive ly. He admitted that he had a few hundred thousand dollars lying around loose, yet wasn't particularly enthusi astic on the theater project. "Why write plays?” he demanded, at last “Write checks/]_ For ths Cosy Corner. An elderly msn from the country. Intent on purchasing some furniture, proceeded to the city to put bis skill for bargaining to the test. On enter ing an “old curiosity" shop he found himself confronted by the proprietor. After turning over the stock the old man purchased a chair. A few days later the purchaser returned to the shop again with the chair in about half a dozen pieces. The proprietor looked at them very gravely and ex amined them all over, then suddenly exclaimed: "Ah, my friend, I see what Is the matter; somebody has been sitting on it!”—Tit Hits. Auction Sale. All the personal property be longing to the estate of the late E. P. Dalby, consisting of house hold goods, kitchen furniture, buggy, etc., will be sold at public sale to the highest bidder at the court house at Mena on the 30th of November 1907. Sale will be gin at 2 o’clock p, tn. W. M. Pipkin, Adrnr. I secretary corteiytm uoses uie docks for Applications for Certificates of Indebtedness. _ HE MAY MAKE NO FURTHER ALLOTMENTS The Decided Improvement In Business Conditions Throughout Country Is Reason for Action—There is no Longer Any Doubt of Success of Both the Recent Loans. Washington, Nov. 29.—Owing to the large amount ot subscriptions re ceived, the secretary of the treasury late Wednesday announced that the subscription to the 3 per cent certifi cates of indebtedness of the act of June 13, 1898, invited by the cir cular of November 18, 1907, is closed and that no subscription received af ter the close of business No vember 27 will be considered. The several assistant treasurers of the United States have been instructed not to accept any further offers. The decided improvement in busi ness conditions throughout the coun try makes it quite possible that the secretary will not extend his allot ments further than those already made. The situation at the treasury was so far relaxed Wednesday afternoon that Secretary Cortelyou was able to leave early to attend the wedding of Miss Root and Lieutenant Grant. There is no longer any doubt felt among treasury officials of the suc cess of both the loans—the Panama canal bonds and the one-year treas ury certificates. If considerably less than 1100,000,000 Is alloted In the cer tificates It will not be because the subscriptions are not more than suf a i . . _ ii _ __a n —til 11V/1X7UI wvy W T V-l UlO HLUVUUb. »w " »»• be because so large an Issue Is no longer felt to be necessary to re store the situation. Calculations are already being made as to the pro bable conditions In the money market next spring and the ability to call In part of the certificates. It will pro bably be the policy at about that time, If conditions permit, to with draw some money from the banks In addition to the amount required to pay off the certificates, but this will only be done In case the accumu lated effect of gold Imports, addition al bank note circulation, the deposit of public moneys, and the liberation of hoards, creates a plethora of money In circulation which calls for rectification. The treasury will be justified, in the opinion of the of ficials, In adding to Its working bal ance as soon as money amrket con ditions permit. About $17,000,000 will probably be added to this balance by the proportions retained from the sale of bonds and certificates next week, but the exact amount depends upon the amount and terms of the al lotment of the one-year certificates. If the certificates are generally used to Increase bank note circulation this alone will result In an addition of from $30,000,000 to $40,000,000 to the currency outside the treasury and with the gold Imports and the new bank circulation already Issued, will make an addition of more than $150, 000,000 to the new currency recently placed at the disposition of the mar ket. — ’Possum at White House. Washington, Nov. 29.—The presi dent had a quiet dinner with the members of his family Thursday evening. There have been received at the White house a 23-pound turkey from Rhode Island and a lat ’possum from Scottsville, Va. According to William Pinkney, a White house ne gro, the turkey was “stalled scandu lous full” and the ’possum was “par blled and baked with yams and gravy." The 'poasum came from an admirer of Mr. Roosevelt. This woman 109 Years Old. Seneca Falls, N. Y., Nov., 29.—Mrs. Samuel Decker passed her 109th birthday Wednesday, she having been oorn i\ov. zi, lots. »ne is Deu-rmaen now and Is waited on constantly by her third husband to whom she was married when 102. Her dinner was served to her Wednesday on china which was a portion of the gifts re ceived at the time of her first mar riage In 1810. Busch’s Gift to Newsboys. St. Louis, Nov. 29.—A $1,000 check Signed by Adolphus Busch is one of the Thanksgiving gifts received by Father Dunne for his home for news boys. The money was given to help pay for the new $100,000 home dedi cated two weeks ago. Iowa Forger Caught. Los Angeles, Nov. 29.—Richard Ma lone, formerly a resident of Sioux City, Iowa, was arrested Wednesday night on a charge of forgery. Malone Is alleged to have signed the name ol a Catholic priest who befriended him to a number of small checks. Kansas City Robbers Foiled. Kansas City, Nov. 29.—In an at tempted holdup of Greek railroad la borers Wednesday night, one of the robbers, William Kelly and Christ Fasos, a Greek, were fatally Injured Afraid of the New State. Guthrie, Ok., Nov. 29.—The United States Fidelity & Guarantee company of Baltimore, Md.,- a bonding com pany, has withdrawn from business lo Oklahoma. Do you know Christmas is coming? Nothing would make a finer Christmas present than a fine picture of yourself or family. One enlarged in a fine frame or one enlarged of a friend to a friend. Pictures copied and en larged from any kind of a pic ture. Have your Picture work done at Hiitcbrand’s Leading Gallery now and avoid the Christmas rush. Bert Hiltebra nd Photographer, 214dwtf LONDON HAS NO LOCAL PRIDE. British Newspaper Takes Whirl at Big Metropolis. Blindfold a Londoner of the cen ter, put him down In the Caledonian road or on Brook Green or at Herne Hill, then take off the bandage and ask him where he is. The chances are ten to one he will have no notion at all. They might Just as well be In the provinces. Practically they are In the provinces. They are not inhabited by Londoners In the true sense, but by people whom accident or necessity has brought within the metropolitan area and who would be Just as happy 200 miles away. Their atmosphere Is not metropolitan. They are not of the center. They are on the fringe. That Is why London has so little local pride. It is not a community. It is a congeries of suburbs, each with its separate narrow interests, grouped around a little city whose citizens have so wide a horizon that they can spare next to no attention for local affairs. How can civic patriotism be expected from a man who spends all his week ends at a house in the coun try. the spring on the Riviera, the autumn In Scotland or the Mediter ranean? London is to him only an In cldent with boundaries probably smaller even than those which I have suggested. The real Londoners are those who would not consider life worth living anywhere else. The real Ixmdon is the small space wherein are to be found the Interests which fill their lives. Hundreds of thousands of sub urbans have never seen a picture in London, never been to the opera or the play, could not tell St. Paul's from the Abbey or distinguish between St James' and Grosvenor Square. Per contra, few real Londoners know any thing about the regions on the fringe. The immensity Of London is the constant subject of bewildered com ment. It Is the littleness of London which astonishes me.—London World -_ THE MULES WON. Judge Decided That They Couldn’t Possibly Make a Sudden Start. “Men In the east,” said a well-known westerner, while talking to some friends In the lobby of a downtown hotel here last week, "appear to me to be mostly short and stocklly built, except the down-east Yankee, who Is usually long and lank. “Now, out In God’s country you sel dom find a man under six feet, and broad In proportion. But I’ll admit It sometimes pays to be small. “I remember that In the early 70s,” the speaker went on, "a man lived In my town who was over six feet four, and he was about as broad as he was long, and weighed 400 pounds or so. “In those good old days the festive mule pulled the street cars. "Well, my friend brought suit against the s’reet railway company for damages sustained by their sud den starting a cgr in which he was standing. “During the trial ihe company brought two of their mules Into the courtroom as witnesses for the de fense. “The jury viewed the complainant: took a casual glance at the mules, and at once brought In a verdict for the company on the ground that the sud den start was plainly Impossible."— Washington Post Where Howe Led. Discussing Washington and his birthday, John Kendrick Bangs said: “I have made a study of ghosts, as my ‘Houseboat on the Styx’ and other stories show. And I once dreamed, or saw In a vision, the ghost of Wash ington and the ghost of Gen. Howe conversing. "The two ghosts seemed on ex cellent terms. Howe insisted that Washington was taking on weight— Joked him about it—and finally said: “ 'George, I’ll run you a mile for a shilling.’ “Washington gave Howe a mocking smile. “ ‘No, thank you,’ he said. ‘I was always behind you when It came to running.’ ” Vanity and the Drug Habit. When a woman is seized by a de sire to better her complexion or her figure by Imbibing medicines, the quantity of stuff she will swallow In a given time Is almost incredible. Vanity Is the strongest weakness of the gentler sex. but the physiological effects of the course of drugs, seif prescribed and self-administered, are calculated In the end to make the vainest of women regret her methods of seif-lmprovement. Edwin's Explanation. Edwin, aged three, who fondled his small cat overmuch and unwisely, ap peared before his mother one day, his little face guiltily pained and a scratch upon his hand. "What happened?” she asked. "I bent the kitty a little,” he said, briefly._ Correct Interpretation Essential. Many of the most beautiful pieces of poetry In literature would seem unin teresting and fiat if read by a bad reciter, lu the same way, a gocd re citer will make attractive a poem whose beauties are not so apparent. A flue painter will light up each little beauty In his pictures until the small est detail Is attractive and strikes the eye. it Is only the mediocrity whose work Is characterized by sameness and lack of interest. DO YOD WANT GOOD PROPERTY ? One-hulf blk., 150x244, store 16x24 on half, 4 room dwelling with porch on other, both new, well finished inside and out; well, barn and all necessary outbuild ings. Adjoining at back full block ground, also corner lot. All free of rock and first-class laud, well fenced with kokcmo stock wire; 8 blks from depot. This is something good. Will sell all or part. Apply to Mrs. P. li. Miller at Miller’s store on Dallas avenue or J. L. Horner. 184eod wlm -T the National Pure Food Law, Guarantee No. 2041, filed at Washington. Complies with all 01 roc . , y ftiiu—i.uuu mi .tti JHJ.WIM"" .. ium Advice of the largest coffee dealers in the world is always to buy the old fashioned Arbuckles ARIOSA Coffee in the sealed packages. Don’t ask for a pound of Mocha and Java, or buy Jiy the price, for Cdfec fluctuates and you cannot get the same coffee for the same pnce all be time unless vou Pay too much for it Most of the so-called Mocha and Java Coffee is amply masquerading, and is not nearly as good coffee for you as Arbuckles’ ARIOSA, the blend of be Brazilian Coffees most suitable to be taste and health of American people. By the ^ looks here is no difference between roasted Java and Brazilian Coffees; many people drink. Brazilian but pay for f,y,. The prbcipal difference is that Arbuckles* costs you less. It is a mistake to believe bat a high price guarantee! quality. When you buy Arbuckles' ARIOSA Coffee, you get a full one pound package of the leading Coffee of the world. Its sales for 37 years are greater ban be combined sales of all be other packaged coffees. By giving better Coffee for be money, we have built up a business exceeding the combined busmesse be four next largest coffee (Irrm in the whole world. If your dealer will not supply the genuine, write to arbuckle bros., New Y«k Gc, -.. J R. M. QUIGLEY, President. F. H. IIA1VC OCK, r*»hler. JAS. n. SHAVER, Vice Pre«l«Ie»t. H. A. BABCOCK, Acc’l taahler. THE NATToNAL BANK OF MENA The Oldest Bank in Polk County. Capital and Surplus $68,000 SAFE, CONSERVATIVE AND ACCOMMODATING. Latest Improved Safe Deposit Boxes for Rent None of the funds of this Bank have been or will be loaned to its officers, directors or employees. -DIRECTORS R. M. QUIGLEY. F. N. HANCOCK. JAS. D. SHAVER EDWARD KEOUH. M. A. STRATTON. V ^ To Cotton Growers! I am going to be in the market this year for your Cotton and will pay the Highest Market Prices Bring your Cotton to me and if I don’t buy it I will make the other fellow pay a good price for same. I have the best selected line of merchandise in town from which to select your Winter Goods. Our SHOE LINE was never better than now. Ladies and Children, we have a large stock to select from, and our line of Men’s and Boy’s Shoes is full of bargains. YOURS FOR BARGAINS M. D. Winton "gr I --“ Wh en Administering to Yonr Loved Ones Who Are 111 It is a great consolation to be absolutely sure that the medicines you give are the very best and purest that can be found. • We supply no other kind. We Make a Specialty of quick delivery of all tele phone orders. PHONE 54. Jackson Drug Co. i ^wmmmmmmmmmmm^mammmmmmmmmi^^^^'~®®v™st^KnM&$C\iyJt*J Hav knowledge of abot. JnatHntton and will gladly glre lnformaUou.-V. W.St, John. 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