THE LACLEDE BLADE,
A. J. OATWOOB, rskUtkst.
During last year 66 of the municipal
bodies In the British Isles which sup.
ply electricity showed a deficit total
ln 76,201. . .
It Is now thougnt that ebony will
grow lir California, and some trees are
to be taken there from Mexico and an
attempt made to grow them.
Seventy-fire years ago the first rep
olar news boat to Intercept packet
ships for foreign intelligence was put
In commission in New York. ,
An English Judge recently ajtered a
sentence to 18 months of hard labor
to five years' penal servitude because
the prisoner threw a bottle at him.
A prominent Hartford (Conn.) firm
of autqmobile builders has found It
necessary to establish a chauffeurs'
school in order to get competent men
to drive its various cars.
A small new planet of between the
ninth and the tenth magnitude has
been discovered in the constellation
Aquarius by Prof. Goetz, at the Koe
nigstuhl observatory, near Heidelberg.
In Japan ships are loaded with coal
by women and girls; but the work is
made comparatively easy by putting
the coal in small baskets, which are
passed on from one end of a line to
It has been found that 70 to 80 per
cent of the consumptive patients at
one of the Swiss sanitariums retain
for several years the extra weight
gained there during several months'
The recently constructed bridge over
the Zambesi river at the Victoria Falla
Is the highest in the world, crossing
the gorge below the famous falls at a
height of 400 feet, is 650 feet in length,
and consists of a main span of 500 feet
and two side spans. There are two
lines of rails, and the weight of the
structure is 1,650 tons. Work was com
menced in October, 1904, and the
bridge was linked up on April 1, this
Concealed somewhere In the old.
.Presbyterian church at Fairton, Pa.,
there is said to be a bottle of whisky
at least 100 years old. When the edi
fice was being built, it is said, the
. workmen struck for whisky, which in
those days seemed to be a necessity.
A Quart was furnished them, but ac
cording to Hosea Husted, then an ap
prentice, the liquor was so "ornery"
that the men couldn't drink it, but
buried it In the walls. Robert Wes
coat, who relates the incident, says the
bottle is still there.
Automobile manufacturers in this
country made a fine showing during
the fiscal year 1905 in the way of for
eign trade, the exports reaching the
high-water mark of $2,481,243. Last
year the .exports were valued at $1,
895,605, and the year before at $1,207,
065. The greatest foreign shipments
in any one month in the history of the
American automobile export trade
were those in June last, when the val
ne reached $313,499. In June a year
go the value was only $181,798.
In discussing ways and means to in
crease our trade with South America,
Special Agent Lincoln Hutchinson,
writing to the state department from
... Rio de Janeiro, expresses his opinion
that the mail service with this coun
try is in urgent need of improvement.
This, he declares, is very inadequate,
and its improvement would stimulate
our sales.; Many of the larger dealers
send their orders by cable, and are
thus independent of the mails. But
the smaller firms are not able to do
The picture-card craze has struck
this country nard. Every town and
Tillage has come to have its "set" of
views, and this is a large country with
many communities. We are a rich and
free-spending people, and purchase of
cards figures as a trifle. In conse-
.'nuence the, mails are crowded with
them, and - the government does not
Mind, so long as the cards are decent,
. for it gets' about one dollar and twenty
cents a " pound for carrying them.
. whereas the average payment for all
other sorts of matter is but eight cents
per pound.-"' - ' l -
It seems practically certain that in
the provisions which he has announced
for a newlegislatlve assembly In Rus
sia; time will prove that the czar has
builded better than he knew; The con
stitution of the Duo ma, as this as
semhly is called. Is not more remark
able for what it grants to the people
than for what it expressly -withholds.
It actually deprives the emperor of lit
tle, if -any, of the power he now pos
sesses; he Is still the beginning and
tte end of all law and authority. . The
Duoma may be dissolved at any time
I t the enrperon " t r
Far af Those Fo by Catcaae
Gra4 'JWf lalul Packers
May Be Overrated.
Chicago, Oct. 12. The hearing of ar
guments on the demurrers to the in
dictments returned by the federal
grand Jury aganist five of the big
packing concerns and 17 of their em
ployes was closed late- Wednesday
afternoon and if Judge Humphrey be
fore whom the arguments have been
made retains his present impression of
the case, one half of the indictments
charging the packers with conspiracy
in restraint of trade will be sustained
and the remaining counts overruled.
When it was announced that the case
had been closed Judge Humphrey said:.
As it now looks to the court the
odd-numbered counts are sufficient and
the even-numbered counts are insuf
ficient The argument has been so
clear that this is my present impres
"I will faithfully read the authori
ties cited by either side "in this case.
When I am ready to render my de
cision in the cases I will notify the
district attorney and the attorneys for
The odd-numbered indictments
which may be considered sufficient by
the court charge conspiracy among the
defendants in restraint of trade. The
even-numbered counts charge a mo
nopoly. The first count in the indict
ment is not to be considered in the
decision of Judge Humphrey, as to
this count the packers are to plead
guilty and go to trial immediately.
Secretary Shaw's' Remedy.
Washington, Oct. 12. -There pre
vailed in the important speeches be
fore the American Bankers' associa
tion convention here Wednesday the
sentiment that financial legislation is
necessary. Thirty - three hundred
bankers applauded Secretary Shaw to
the echo when he concluded a lengthy
address, the burden of which was a
panorama of the prosperity of the
country contrasted . with a monetary
system which is inflexible and liable
thereby to bring disaster at any cru
cial time. Secretary Shaw suggested a
remedy a heavily taxed national bank
note currency which would be drawn
forth at times of unusual demand for
-oney and by reason of the tax be re
tired immediately upon changed con
ditions. Market Contract Annulled.
Panama, Oct. 12. The last action of
the Panama canal commission before
sailing from Colon for New York was
the annulment of the contract awarded
to J. E. Markel of Omaha for feeding
and caring for the employes of the
canal. The reason for this action is
that Chief Engineer Stevens, through
the department of materials and sup
plies under Messrs. Jackson and
Smith, is handling the commissaries
successfully rendering unnecessary the
arrangement with Mr. Markel. Pro
tests made by the employes agains
the arrangement, it is believed, also
influenced the decision.
Xegi-oen to Tent Lim.
Topelia, Kan., Oct. 12. The valid
ity of the law enacted last winter seg
regating the races in the Kansas City,
Kan., High school is to be tested in
the supreme court. The question was
brought before ' the supreme court
Wednesday morning in a mandamus
proceeding brought by Mamie Rich
ardson, a negro, against Thomas J.
White, president, and the members of
the Kansas City, Kan., school board.
It is asked that the Richardson girl
be admitted to the high school for
white children. "
Yellow Fever Situation Improved.
New .Orleans, Oct. 12. The cold snap
Wednesday, the continued shrinkage
in cases, and the prediction of frost
Wednesday night in north Louisiana
with the probability that there will
follow an early lifting of quarantine,
restrictions in that section of the
state, all tend to improve the general
yellow fever situation, not only in
New Orleans, but throughout Louisi
ana, and Mississippi. . . .. ....... ..
, Banker Pleads -Gatltr.
Fargo. N. D., Oct. 12. J. A. Brick
son, ex-president of the defunct Sec
ond National bank of Mlnet on a plea
of guilty, was sentenced to five years
in the penitentiary by Judge Amidon
in the United States court Wednesday
afternoon for making false returns to
the comptroller of the currency. ' I
. Robbed a Santa Fa Area t.
Arkansas City, Kan, Oct. 11. Two
masked robbers "held up" the Atchi
son, Topeka & Santa Fe agent at Red
Rock,' Ok., Tuesday afternoon, forcing
him to deliver to them $?5, the con
tents of the rash drawer. There la no
clew to the robbers.., ; . .
Sew Rallroaa Ctarterca. '
Guthrie, Ok Oct.- 12. The Texas
Tnlsa and Gulf raJlroad capitalized at
flft.QOC.eoO was granted a. charter aera
Tuesday. The road wiH cover territory
from Talsa to alatagardaix Bay, Texas
and . eventually connect With Kansai
KAMSEY IS BEATEN.
Has Lost Fight for the Control of
- the Wabash.
Coald Only fecare Proxies Repre.
, aeattaa; ' $2,000,000 While Goal
Held f;t2,0OO,O0O--la Also For
ced From Directorate.
Toledo, 0., Oct. 11. No directors
were chosen at the annual meeting of
the Wabash railroad Tuesday., The
sessions, ., with the exception of two
brief recesses, lasted from . 9 o'clock
in the morning until 11:15 at night,
almost the entire time being taken
up by the examination of proxies. Al-
tnougn no ngures Had Deen given out
by .the inspectors of election, it is be-
Heved that the vote to be taken the
nrst imng Wednesday morning wm
show that Mr. Gould has behind him
about $22,000,000 of the bonds and that
mr. xvamoey una m lub ueiguuuiiiuuu
r t, . i. i .v. . . l. w 1 i
of $2,000,000. This makes certain that
six men nominated by she Gould fac
tion as directors representing the bond
holders will be elected. These men
are Russell Sage, Winslow Pierce, R
C. Clowry, E. T. Welles, W. B. Saun
ders and R. M. Galloway, Mr. Ramsey
has not shown sufficient strength to
enable him to hold his seat as a direct
or, and It is generally believed that he
is weaker in stock proxies then he is
in the bonds.
At the night session Mr. Ramsey's
attorneys took the position that no
man should be allowed to vote unlets
he is the actual owner ot stock at the
time of the meeting. They submitted
affidavits covering about $1,000,000 of
bonds, in which the affiants themselves
were the actual owners of stock which
stood in other names on the stock
list at the time the books were closed
prior to the election. The proxies for
this stock had been given to Mr.
Gould in every instance aud the per
sons declaring themselves the present
owners had given proxies to Mr. Ram
sey. Chief among these was James R.
Keene, who gave a proxy for $212,000,
and J. W. Henning & Co., of New
York, who gave one for $154,000. The
inspectors ruled against Mr. Ramsey
in every instance, holding that the
bonds could only be voted bv the
person in whose name it stood at the
time of the closing of the books.
TO TEST THE LAW.
Race Track Owner Are . Preparing
to Attack Constitutionality of
St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 9. St. Louis race
track owners and racing men are pre
paring legal and financial resources for
an effort to test in the state supreme
court the constitutionality of the acts
by which the breeders' law was re- crops in Oklahoma for 1905, compiled
pealed during the last session of the from returns to county clerks as gath
legislature, and defining book-making ered by assessors for the year ending
and pool-selling as felonies.
. Kansas City racing men are expected
to join in the attack on the statutes.
It is announced that the contest is to
be begun soon in the hope of securing
a final decision before the opening of
the raring season of 1906.
The St. Louis Fair Association, thu
Delmar Jockey club, the owners of
Union and Kinloch parks and the Kan
sas City Jockey club are staged to be
the prime movers in the attempt tt
have the law declared unconstitution
al. KANSAS GIRL MISSING.
Adopted Daughter of Judge Dlium
of llolton Disappears at Knnana
City While Visiting Belatlres.
Kansas City, Mo., Qct. 11. Grace
Dimm, the adopted daughter of Judge
J. C. Dimm of Hoi ton, Kan., is missing.
Herry A. Baer, chef at the Washing
ton hotel, the girl's brother-in-law,
says he kdmvs where she is, but re
fuses to tell. He declares she is well
and not held in restraint against her
will, but he declines to give Judge
Dimm or anyone else any information
as to her whereabouts". The girl has
been missing for more than a month.
The story of Grace Dimm's life would
furnish material for a melodrama. In
many respects it Is sufficiently unusual
to hold the attention of any reader. In
Holton, where she and her' foster
parents have been known for years,
the interest is so widespread that de
tectives are to be employed to find the
girl or to discover, if possible, where
she is and why she does not return to
her home. . -
Keseo Shoots into Crowd. .,
:Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 10.-rWild with
rage because of the ridicule of several
small boys in front of the Bijou theater
on Main street Monday night, an un
known negro emptied his .revolver in
to a mass of people. One boy is dying
another is dangerously wounded and a
negrd girl received slight injuries. A
large crowd, had gathered. lb front of
the playhouse when an unknown negro
passed. Several, small boys greeted
the negro with ca trails and obstructed
his passage. .The negro became Infur
iated and drawing a revolver fired at
his annoyera, ' He them made a hasty
flight and has not been apprehended
Bxperleaee af ReSaerlea Saoff-a
- That the Loweil Grade Oil Pro.
daces S2.80 WorJh of Prod acta.
Cherry vale, Kan., Oct. 10. The prof
its to the, refine? on the. products of a
barrel . of Kansas crude , oil. 28 degrees
gravity. Is $2.80. That includes the
profits on gasoline, kerosene, machine
oils, fuel oils, but not on coke, of
which there Is a small percentage.
There have been many statements
by promoters of refinery propositions
as to profits on the by-produces of
Kansas crude oil. Undoubtedly the
profit varies with the' grade ; of oil
There is more profit In a barrel of
32 degree oil or 34 decree oil than
there Is In a barrel of 28 degree oil, for
the reason there is a greater percent
age of gasoline and kerosene in-the
high grade oil. 'As the four lnde
pendent refineries in operation in
Kansas at this time are all using low
grade oil the figures given above rep
i . . .
resent tneir pram, rne Kansas tn-
dependent refineries as yet , are not
making all the by-products which are
made by the Standard company re
finery in Neodesha, and therefore
their profits are not as large as the
profits of the Standard on the same
grade of oil.
LULING WILL WAIT.
Knnana Superintendent of Inauranee
Will Poatpone Action Ag-ainst BUr
Conipanlea for the Present.
Wichita, Kan., Oct. 11. State In
surance Superintendent Lullng when
shown a dispatch stating that his de
partment would take action against the
New York Life Insurance Company and
the Equitable Life Assurance society,
in response to the advice of Thomas
W. Lawson of Boston, authorized the
Associated press to say:
I shall make no movement until the
Insurance investigation is finished and
its findings are made public. The office
of the insurance superintendent is not
following the suggestions of Mr. Law-
son, we shall act in accordance witn
an agreement reached by the conven
tion of state insurance superintendents
In New Hampshire some weeks ago, at
which it was decided to await the out-
come of the New York inquiry and
then ach superintendent was to use
his own judgment as to the necessary
steps. Action then will depend on the
nature of the findings of the investi
CROPS IN OKLAHOMA.
Statiatlca Compiled by Count)'
Clerka Show Satisfactory In
crease in Past Year.
Guthrie, Ok., Oct. 10. The Oklahoma
boari of agriculture has issued its
first statistics of the corn and cotton
March 1, 1905. Secretary McNabb re-
lorts that of 462 municipal townships
in Oklahoma statistics were received
rom 275. The estimates of the corn
-:rop of 1935 are: Total yield, 38,252,199
bushels; value, $11,439,499; acre yield,
24.3 bushels; acerage, 1,573,597; per
centage of increase in acerage over
1904, 14.92; the average price Septem
ber 20 was 29.95 cents. ' ,
The estimated yield of cotton is
213,724.4 bales of 500 pounds each;
value, $10,196,100; acerage, 628,557;
acre yield of ginned cotton, 170.01
pounds; . average price a 'pound Sep
tember 20, 1905, 5.54 cents; percentage
of increase in acreage over 1904, 19.99.
Sngrgrestion la Made Thtit President
Send Him on Hunt for Corrup
tion In High Places.
Washington, D. C.. Oct. 10. There
Is an effort under way ' to have th-j
president appoint Joseph L. Bristow
an official investigate r to. lopk into the
affairs of allegsd corruption in tha
various government departments. The
desire is to have him appointed for a
term of four years.
It can not be learned just who is
responsible for the Bristow boom, or
whethpr his friend. Senator Long, or
other -Kansas politicians have inter
ested themselves in his case or not.
Rumor has it, however, that it is
proba'.ily a scheme to ge Bristow out
of the senatorial race in Kansas.
Whether thl is true or not, the Wash
ington Pest is sincere in Its advocacy
ff Mr. Brlstow's permanent appoint
ment for Jthe position suggested.
i' Child Labor Bad as Slavery.
, Philadelphia. Oct 11. The Ameri
can Humane association began its an.
nual " meeting "here " Tuesday with
nearly every- large city in the country
represented. In .- bisU address Presl'
dent( StiUmaa ; raid! ''Our . societies
should give greater attention to- the
procuring and enforcement of proper
child fcbor laws. When one studies
the condition of child labor In the cot
ton mills of the south and the coal
fields of the njrth, a condition is
fovnd practically 'as bad, and even
worse In some respects, than that
which- characterized slavery before
tha civil war."
YOU HAVE NO RIGHT
Xo Suffer front Constipation, Bowel
;; ; and Stomach Trouble.
J. What is the" beginning of sickness T
2. What is Constipation? if?
. Failure of the bowels to carry' off
the waste matter which lies in the ali
mentary canal where it .decays and poi
sons the entire system. '-Eventually the
i-esults are death under the name of some
other disease. Note the deaths from ty
phoid fever and appendicitis, stomach ana'
bowel trouble at the present time.
Q. What causes Constipation f '
A. Neglect to respond to . the coll of
AOture DromDtlv. Ilnrk of Tiniu Vr-
cessive brain work. Mental emotion and
improper diet. ' v ' ;
U. What ' are tha results' of ' nprlwt.jut
A. Constipation Causes more suffering
than any other disease. It causes rheuma
tism, colds, fevers, stomach, bowel, kid
ney, lung and heart troubles, etc. It is
the one disease that starts all other. In.
digestion, dyspepsia, , diarrhea, loss of
sleep and strength are its symptoms
piles, appendicitis, and fistula, are caused
by Constipation. Its consequences are
known to all ohvsicians. but few suf
ferers realize their condition until it i
too late. Women become confirmed in
valids as a result of Constipation.
y lo pnysicians recognize tnis r
A. Yes. The first ausrtion vour doctor-
assk you is "are you constipated?" That
is the secret.
Q. Can it be cured?
A. Yes, with proper treatment. The
common error is to resort to physics, such
as pills, salts, mineral water, castor oil, in
jections, etc., every one ot which is in
jurious. They weaken and increase tha
malady. You know this by your own ex
y. What then should be done to cure it r
A. Get a bottle of Mull's Grape Tonic
at -once. Mull's Grape Tonic will posi
tively cure Constipation and Stomach trou
ble in the shortest space of tiine. No
other remedy has been known to cure
Constipation positivelyand permanently.
wnat is Mulls urape ionic ;
A. It is a Compound containing 40 per
cent of the juice of Concord grapes. It exp
erts a strengthening, healing influehce
upon the intestines, so that they can do
their work unaided. The process is'erad--ual
but sure. It is not a physic. It is
unlike anything else you have ever used,,
but it cures Constipation, dysentery, stom
ach and bowel trouble. Having a rich
fruity grape flavor, it is pleasant to take
As a tonic it is unequafed, insuring the
system against diseases. It strengthens and.
builds up waste tissue.
S. Where can Mull's Grape Tonic be
A. Your druggist sells it. The dollar
bottle contains nearly three times the 50
Good for ailing children and nursing
mothers. A Free Bottle to all who have
never used it, because we know it wilL
124 FREE BOTTLE 10145
Send this coupon with your name and
address nnddrttfrgist's name, for s. freebotli
of Mull's Grape Tonic for Stomach and
Mcix's Geapb Tonic Co., 147 Third Ave.,
Rock Island, 111.
Give Pull Addrnt and WriU Plainly.
The $1.00 bottle contains nearly three times
the 50c size. At drug stores.
The genuine has a date and number
stamped on the label take no other from,
Higli finance seems to be in partnership
wita low morality N. Y. Press.
Mothers Are Helped
THEIR HEALTH RESTORED
Happiness of Thousands of Homes Du
to Lydfa E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound and Mrs. Pinkham's Advice.
A devoted mother seems to listen to
every call of duty excepting- the su
preme one that tells her to guard her
health, and before she realizes it some
derang'ement of the female organs has.
manifested itself, and nervousness and
irritability take the place of happi
ness and amiability
i n i a J. iuu m i tu urn
Tired, nervous and irritable, the) :
mother is unfit to care for her chil
dren, and her condition ruins the child's
disposition and reacta upon herself.
The mother should not be blamed, aa -she
no doubt is suffering1 with back
ache, headache, bearing-down pains or
displacement, making- life a burden. .
i-ydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound is the unfailing cure for this, -condition.
It strengthens the female
organs and permanently cures all dis
placements and irregularities.
, Such - testimony ; as the. following
should convince women of its value : v
Dear Mrs. Pbikham i ' a : - r f
' I want to tell yon how mneh rood Lydia K. ,
Pinkham's Vegetable Cocnpcxfnd has dans ie. ' -Z
suffered for eight years- with oyariaa...
troubles.- ' I wag nervous, tinxl and ii : '
ritable, and H did act seem as though I could '
Stand it any longeras I had fire childrea to
care for. Lydia K. Pinkham's Vegetable- -
Compound was recommended and it has en
tirely cored me. I cannot thaak you enough
for vour letter of advice and for what Lydia, r
E. pinkham's Vegetable Compound bus dona
tor ma Mrs. Ph. Jtoftinan, ; 100 iiimro
Street, PronUya, H. .Y." . ,
Mrs. Plnkham advisea aide wooiea.' '
tree- Address, Lynn, Mass. .
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