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THE LACLEDE BLADE. J. B. JONES, Publisher. LACLEDH ..,....,... MISSOURI FAITHLESS CORN. Corn has decided to do without the respect and admiration of the people. The promise of the crop at the period following early seeding was unex celled, and every eater of meat and eggs in the Ian,d could congratulate himself that this promise was equal to the realization of last year. The Immense crop of 1910 had cheapened food considerably, and another large one this year would have had a ten dency to settle prices for a couple of years or more, provided no real shortage occurred in the crops of those years, says the Providence Jour nal But the current stock of informa tion about the 1911 crop makes the prospects for such a substantial ar rangement for trade and business wherever dependent on the crop any thing- but bright ' Beef and hogs, with poultry, will be the corn-eaters most directly affected. There is danger of a repetition of-the highest prices for them, and of the possible maximum charge once more for eggs and fresh fowls. Three months ago the promise under which these all have been sold since last fall brought a large supply of cheap corn into the market. Today the indications are of a rise to the figures of last summer and of Septem ber and October of last year. It is pos sible that the warm weather and drought conditions have not seriously hurt the crop and that the quotations for corn will fall off correspondingly when the real facts are shown to be more propitious. Among the other interesting pieces of news set afloat this summer is one coming from the shoemakers of Bos tion to the effect that women's feet are growing larger. The shoemakers do not like this, as more leather is thus required for every pair of shoes turned out. Chicago, having heard the word from Boston, has explanations ready. A large - retailer of woman's footgear in the Windy City admits that women's feet are growing larger, but says this is due to outings and athletics. For several years, he de- exerclse'ia'oWgTffOrflTOfHy'fflarmg more games. Last year there died in the United States of pulmonary tuberculosis about 180,000 people! Multiply this number by three and a fraction the ratio of India's population to our own and yon will find that these terrible figures covering the loss of life from the plague in India, when analyzed, show that out of a thousand . men, women and children in the United States, practically as many die of consumption In the ordinary year as died of the plague in India during the past six months of epidemic It real ly seems as if civilized America ought to be able to do a little better than that! A practical joker at Atlantic City wanted to scare the crowd with an imitation of a drowning man. It took an hour to restore Dim after the scare had become a real one. The water la an element which does not lend itself kindly to this peculiar form of humor. -f The highest paid woman In govern ment service is announced, though somewhat needlessly, to be, engaged In the ocupatlon of making money. She is in actual charge of making coins at the mint - A rich woman from New York an grily declined to become a patron of a Los Angeles hotel when she was In formed that her doggie would not be permitted to receive massage treat ments in the barber shop. Aren't some hotel keepeTs Independent! After she bad jabbed her hatpin Into a man's eye a San Francisco woman scolded her victim for having his eye where ft interfered with her hatpin. - "We feel almost sure that she belongs to the class of women who regard all men as brutes. The chicken, as well as the dog, has had its day. A St Louis hen bumped Into a motor car and wrecked it Pos sibly IMS Is the solution of the old cpaundrum: '"Why does a chicken cross the roadT" . I A New Tort woman says she hangs her head in shame because America 1j cot producing more great poets Poets are born, but we can't expect it tie rat cf e&t a jslacja. ANOTHER GREAT 1H1CAGO CVINtMO POST. SUCCESS AFTER SEVEN YEARS WILLIAM BURGESS SWIMS ENG LISH CHANNEL. Accomplished Task Which He Had Attempted Unsuccessfully Nine ' Times Before. London, England William Burgess, a Yorkshire man, swam the English channel from Dover to Cape Grisnez. The swimmer landed at Capo Grisnez almost exactly 24 hours after leaving Dover. Burgess has been trying for years to emulate the feat of Capt. Webb in" S75, and several times he got with in a mile of the goal, only to be swept away by the receding tide. Burgess' success in swimming the English channel followed nine un successful attempts to negotiate the narrow span of water between the French and English coasts. 0TT0N MOST VALUABLE CROP for This Year's PrHioTPrffan f Ever Before. New Orleans, iLouisiana. Producers received 1,030 million dollars for the ;otton crop of 1910, including seed, making it the most valuable crop ever raised in the South. With the y'eld 1,700,000 bales less than the bumper crop of 1908 the farmers repeivtd 1254,000,000 more for the past "year's :rop than for that of 190S. These are Jie figures compiled by H. C. Hester,, secretary of the New Orleans Cotton Exchange. The average price rec lived by the tarmers was 14.60 cents a piund, or I75.C9 a bale. KANSAN'S COURTSHIP BY MAIL State Labor Commissioner Married In St Louis Had Seen Lady Five Times in Ten Years. St Louis, Missouri Miss Katherine Kane of 5637 Easton avenue became the bride of Owen Doyle, state labor commissioner of Kansas ,at 10 o'clock a. m. The ceremony was performed at St Edward's church, Clara Avenue and North Market street, by the Rev. Father Winn. Most of the courtship was by letter and friends say Doyle and Miss Kane had seen each other only four or five times in the last ten years. 8leep Talk Betrayed Him. ' Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Walter Hamilton, who escaped from the peni tentiary at HuntBville, Tex., Novem ber 21, 1905, after shooting two guards and having his own fingers shot off, has just been captured here. Hamil ton is said to have talked in his sleep at a neighbor's house, and revealed the fact that he is an ex-convict Says Law Permits Boycotts. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma In argu ing the cotton trust cases before the Btate supreme court, Frank Dale, at torney for the indicted cotton men, said that the Oklahoma anti-trust law, by exempting labor unions-from its provisions, legalizes boycotts, and is therefore in violation of the constitu tion of the United States. - " . Cricket is Farmers' Fnend. - Minneapolis, Minn. M. P. Somer, grasshopper expert for the state de partment of entomology, declares that crickets have an insatiable appetite for grasshopper egs axd arp fzUzz ties ij tie millions. WRESTLING HATCH MAY TURN LIGHT ON WYANDOTTE Stubbs Hears of Joints Running and Stirs Up Officials Inquisition May be Ordered. Kansas City, Kansas. Gov. Stubbs has information that the prohibitory law and other laws are not being as strictly enforced in Wyandotte coun ty as they might be. The 'governor made the announcement publicly be fore some 6,000 people at the Mer chants and Manufacturers' fair. Gov. Stubbs met with H. T. Zimmer, chief of police, in the parlor of the Hotel Grund to discuss the situation. Joseph Taggart, the prosecutor, heard of the statements made by the gov ernor and appeared at the hotel. "I am ready to prosecute," Mr. Tag gart said. "Well, when I get through I will give you plenty of chanco to prose cute," the governor said. "There may be an inquisition too, to de termine why these places were not ferreted out and prosecuted before." Since Dogs and Cats Were Banished, Rodents Have Had Things , Their Own Way. Leavenworth, Kansas. Millions of rats have invaded Fort Leavenworth since the banishing of the dogs and cats, and so serious has the situation become that official action to elimi nate the nuisance will be taken. Poisons and traps have been exten sively used, but the rat army seems to increase rather than decrease. It is believed several rat hunting parties will be organized and an effort made to get the pests into one of the stable buildings, after which - the various holes will be closed and the slaughter with clubs begin The authorities are determined to rid the post of rats it it takes every man stationed there to do it. They realize, however, that they have one of the biggest jobs on their hands that they ever have un dertaken. One Dead in Engine Crash. Chanute, Kansas. D. H. Dunham, an M., K. & T. engineer of Parsons was killed when, his engine stopped on the Santa Fe crossing Southeast of the city, squarely in front of an ap proaching freight train. Failure of the air brakes to work properly was the cause. Arkansas Negro Lynched. Augusta, Ark. Arthur Dean, a ne gro, was lynched by a mob here in the main street Dean had slashed the throat of ' Mrs. Albert Vaughan, daughter of a white farmer, shot and killed a negro and assaulted an aged woman. Arizona's Election Day Set Phoenix. Arizona. Governor Sloan will issue a ; proclamation Septem ber 20 calling the first State -elec tion in Arizona. According to the governor's plan he will set the state primaries for October 24 and the general election for December 12. Monorail In Germany. ; , Homburg, - Prussia. The local an thorities voted to establish a monorlal service between Homburg and Koenig Etein. This railroad will be the first project of its kind in Germany. Killed st Telephone. Wellington, Kansas. Mrs. Edward Brothers, 52 .years old, was electro cuted here when the took hold of a telephone wire which was crossed with a wire c: r CD vc:::. (HIKE GOES "WET" BY 904 UNOFFICIAL RETURNS SEEM TO FAVOR LIQUOR MEN. Cities Chief-Stronghold for Repeal of Liquor Laws Governor May. Call Legislature. " Portland, Me., Sep. 12. Unoffi cial and only partly it vised . returns from 499 out of 521 cities, towns and plantations in Maine gave a majority of 904 for repeal of the prohibition constitutional amendment, .The miss ing 22 towns last less than ..V 335 votes at the state election throe years ago. The vce by , ; congres sional districts was as follows: For Repeal, - Against First district .17,382 15,473 Second district ....... 15,932 15,220 Third district .... 13,457 13,603 Fourth district .......14,011 15,582" Total 60,725 59.882 One . hundred and twenty thousand voters cast ballots 1 on the., question. With the 25 towns missing, the vote was1 60.878 for reneaF : and 59.563 against a change in the constitution. As had been predicted, the cities were the dhief strongholds of the repeal faction, but the majorityof 12, 000 in the total city vote was barely .sufficient, according to the "latest available returns, to offset the vote of the rural regions. Little excitement marked the Vot ing. Although the polls in some of the cities were crowded during much of the time, it was an orderly crowd and gave the officials little or no trouble. Since 1857 Maine has had a statute prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liquors and since 1884 prohibition has been a part of the constitution. In 1884 the question of placing prohibi tion in the constitution was put before the people, and prohioitioh won by a majority of 45,988, carrying every county in the state. Following this. the attacks of the anti-prohibitionists ceased for a time only to be renewed in later years. The apparent decision of the voters on the face of the returns to take prohibition out of the constitution, does not mean that liquor can law fully be sold. The legislature must act before the present , statutory . law, adopted in 1857, can be repealed and the question must again go before the people. , Whether Gov. Frederick W. Plaisted will call a special session of the. legis lature for the purpose is not definite ly known, but it is reported that the POSTAL AVIATOR HAS ACCIDENT British Flier With 200 Pounds of Mall Injured as Result of Defective Engine. London, England. Hubert, one of the aviators of the aerial postal ser vice just inaugurated by the British postoffice has met with a dangerous accident. - Hubert Had just got away from Hendon with 2J10 pounds of mail when his engine went wrong and the aero plane crashed to the earth, burying the aviator under a mass of debris. Another Long Flight Begins. : San Francisco. Robert F. Fowler, the first aviator to attempt a trans continental flight, sped up the fertile bacramento valley and landed at the icoi or me , sierras, witn only a brief stop-at Sacramento for oil and gasoline, he drove his biplane high over the rolling foothills and landed at Auburn, . Cal., 126 miles from his starting point- Fire Destroys Church. Atchison, Kansas. In : the heavy rainstorm lightning struck the JEng- usn Lutheran church at Moray , and before the fire was discovered the church . was almost "destroyed. TOPEKA CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY Opening of Fair Week Marks SemU Centennial of State of- Kansas New "White Way". Completed. Topeka, Kansas Topeka's big cele- Drauon or the semi-centennial of Kansas is on. Elaborate plans have been made to properly observe the 50th birthday of the state and the week will be filled with events In tended to entertain. . Topeka has put on its gala attire and a new "White Way," from First to Tenth streets on Kansas avenue, with 12 iron poles to each block and five lights on each pole, was ODened. IMS Is a permanent fixture for Kan sas avenue. Ready for College at 15. Mutewnson, Kan.-Ralph Holmes. son of Rev. J. L. Holmes, is believed to be the. youngest high school grad uate in Kansas. He completed a full high school course at the age of 15 ana will enter Soiitimtt Karnes cvl Ir; U Wiz2.lL tiREW STEADILY WORSE. Chicago Woman Experiences Terribf Suffering from Kidney Trouble..; Mrs. Emma Kunze, 1649 N. Ilal Bted St, Chicago. I1U Bays: A crick took me In my bad: and the pain was , so terrible I could not straighten. ' I was confined to bed and could not turn without assistance. I grew : enough, better to sit up but began to Buffer from rheuma tto pains, bo bad I often cried out. Kid neys were In dreadful -condition' and. secre tions - suppressed. Finally I began using Doan's Kidney Pills and was cured. My health. Is now fine and my kidneys act perfectly." "When Your Back Is Lame, Rernem-. ber the Name DOAN'S." x For sale by druggists and general storekeepers everywhere. Price 60a, Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y. ' Up-to-Date. Uncle Mose, a plantation negro. . was- being asked about his religious affiliations. "I's a preacher, sa," he said. "Do you mean," asked the aston ished questioner, "that you preach the. Gospel?" Mose felt himself getting into deep water. "No, " sah," he aid. "Ah touches that subject, very light." Success Magazine. TRY BALL BLUING. The housewife's friend on washday. Large package 5 cents. Blue that is allblue. Once RED CROSS BALL BLUE is tried, all others are dis carded. There is a reason: Liquid bluing is a weak solution of colored water, while Ball Bluing is solid blue, clear through. 5 and 10 cent sizes. ALL GROCERS. 8oclal Distinction. In some parts of the south the darkies are still addicted to the old style country dance in a big hall, with the fiddlers, banjoists and other mu sicians on the platform at one end. At one such dance held not long ago in an Alabama town, when the fiddlers bad duly resined their bows' and taken their places on the plat form the floor manager rose. '"Git yo partners fo'de nex' dance!" he yelled. "All you ladies an gennul-. mens dat wears shoes an' stockin's, take yo' places in de middle of de room. All you ladies an gennulmras - vo15?fH0ift,UatJtoWI1'8. take j barefooted crowd, you jes' jig it round In de corners." Lippincott's Magazine. When the Minister Scored. In a contribution to the Christian Register, Thomas R. SHcer tells this:- 'Some men the other night, in con versation with me, knowing I was a minister and it is the spirit of this time to put it up to a minister in terms at least of gentle - satire said: We have been discussing conscience,' and one of them said, T have given a definition of conscience; it is the ver micular appendix of the soul,' and they laughed. And I said, 'That is a good defiinition in your case; you never know you have it until it hurts you. Then they did not laugh." . Why She Smiled. "She must love her husband dear ly; she smiles whenever, she looks toward him." "That isn't because she loves him, it la because she has a sense of humor." Houston Post He who knows most grieves for wasted time. Dante. Try for Breakfast- scramble two erftf s. When nearly cboKed. mix in about a half a cup of Posit " Toastses and serve at once seasoning to taste. : - It's immense! 'The Memory. Lingers" Fosttum Cereal CcB:pr,j LfeL C Cteti. fclL