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Scott Comfy likher.
rMlL. a. MAtMsM, remitter.
TOPICS OP III DAT. .
Tfce LeilBr at JmIINi
The insular decision thus far show
four justices leaning one way, four
Justices leaning the other way and
Justice Drown leaning both ways.
Csat Has ar Flirsietani.
No oth-r sovereign In the world has
M many physicians as the czar. They
number 27 and are all selected from
among the medical celebrities of Rus-la.
Meanared a Plnaet.
Dr. See, of the United States naval
observatory In Washington, has Just
concluded a measurement of the plan
et Mercury with the large fetei-tiie
nf that institution. Its diameter Is
found to bo S.fl.M miles.
I HatNMIItlon Copies Sold.
T.ast year there were sold in Kn
gland S.000 copies of Mrs. Henry
Wood's "East Lynne." bringing the
copyright sales of that book up to
500.000 copies. Few books had so
(i real and so constant a sale as Mrs.
Wood's best-known novel.
Pormer Millionaire In Poverty.
Robert Johnson, n former million
aire, who owned u handsome mansion
nt Mount St. Ytncent-on-the-lludson,
und 12 years ago was worth $2,000,
roil, Is now llitig In one room of the
barn, cooking his own meals, wash
ing his own linen and mending his
Woman Owns Immense nnncti,
Mrs. C. X. Whitman, of Denver,
owns the Inmost ranch of any woman
In the world. It Is located In Texas
near Tarcosa, and Is called the I.. S.
ranch, from T.ieicn Scott, the tlrst
owner. The ranch is 30 miles square,
and hundreds of cowboys arc em
ployed upon it.
Of 2t.120.sm males of voting ngc In
the United States 5.32S.2.'."i are Illiter
ate. In other words, one possible vot
er out of nine Is unable to read or
write, or to write If able to read.
Nearly one-half of all the Illiterates
In the country are negroes, nnd about
45 per cent, of all negroes of uting
age are illiterate.
Where Kennnmy Comes In.
One of the surprising facts which
actual experience with the rural mall
delivery has brought out Is that It is
ti great economy compared with the
star routes and fourth-class pott
ulllces which It supersedes, the saving
by the rural dellery being l?;t,n4i.4l
on star routes and $120,221.43 on post
Vast Army ot Letter Carriers.
According to the latest figures the
letter carrier, employed in regular
delivery of mall in free delivery eltler
number 10.:s;i. The army of letter
carriers l a reality thoe days It al
most ciiink the effect he peace
strength of the regular army up to
the lime of Its enlarirement pretlous
to the Spanish war.
To Muke I nil la lis Vote. I
President lioosexelt and Gov. Odell
re planning to have about MOO In
dians living In Xew York state he
roine voters, hut because this right to
the franWiNe would carry with it the
payment of taxes on . 7.000 acres of
productive farm land ninny of the In
dians, entirely snti-fled with exemp
tion from taxation without represen- i
tntion, are opposed to the proposition.
Where Kxnnnslon Counts. '
The register of the federal office
holders just published contain 222,-
too names and does not Include the
Mn1tuu.l Tvir.ii ... !,.. .... A ........
This represents a remarkable Increase' I wh'ch, " tH curn"4
within two or three years, and al
most entirely from the eolonlnl ven
ture, growing out of the Spanish war.
In the departments at Washington
ulone there are now 23,100 employes,
against 19,440 two yearn ago.
TOPICS OF THE DAY.
IZWI ntOM BVIlYWllUi
In the senate, on the tin, the chief in
cident ot the open session wss on acrl-
Eonlous contention between Senators Me
surln and Tillman, ot South Carolina,
the direct sequel of a very bitter contro
versy which arose between them In their
own state last spring. Mr. Hoar took oc
casion to remark that In his opinion both
the South Carolina seats wero vacant as
tho result of their resignations tendered
to the governor and which ho declared
became immediately operative and could
pot bfl withdrawn. The episode was
brought to nn ntirupt close by Senator
Lodge moving .an executive session
The house was not In session.
tn the senate, on the 10th, the open
slon was devoted to routine business siich
as the presentation of petitions, mem
orials nnd bills. The senate then vent
Into executive session, on motion of Sen
ator Lodge, who has charge of the liny
1'aunccfotn treaty, and at 1:SJ o. m. ad
journed In the house. Speaker Hen.
derson announced the appointment of the
committee. A general speech on the
1'hlllpplnr was delivered by ex-Spenkor
Calusha A. Grow. ll'n.l. Mr. Burke (S.D.)
formally announced the death of Senator
Kyle and as a murk ot respect the house
. In the senate, on the lltb, very little
bM'Iness was dune. Hev. llerrlck John-
son, of :iilengo. offered the prayer In the
current resolution providing for a holiday
adjournment from December 19 until Jan
uary ti. tin's, was referred to tn commit
tee on iipproiirliittotis. At fl:22 p. m. the
senate, on motion of Mr. Lodge, Went
Into executive session to further consider
the Ilay-I'auncefotc treaty .The house
wu not In session.
tn the senile, on the 12th. It was agreed
to take a vote before adjournment on
the 10th, on the new Hay-P.iuneefnte
treaty for the abrogation of tho Clayton
llulwer treaty and opening the way for
tho construction of a canal across the
' Isthmus of Panama by the united State.
This agreement was reached after four
1 hours of dcb.ite, sufficiently Interesting
to Insure the constant attendance of most
of the senators The house was not In
session on the 12th.
i The senate wns not In session on the
13th In the house the bill tn tempo
rarily provide revenue for the Philippine
islands was reported by Mr. Payne, and.
I by unanimous consent, nn order for the
' i onsidratlon of tht bill on the 17th nnd
lth was adopted, general debate to close
, at four o'clock of the 15th. when the bill
l to be placed on Its passage. The offi
cial announcement of the death of the
late Itcpresentatlve Ttro!u. of Pennsyl
vania, was made by Mr. Cassel, his suc
cessor, and the house adjourned until the
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
I The Xlcarngtiait minister of foreign
relation. Settor Sanchez, and Wm.
L. Merry. United States minister to
Xicnrncun, Salvador and Costa llica,
have signed a protocol for n treaty
which provides for the admission of
tloitr. wines under 14 degrees, fresh
nnd dried fruits nnd preserved prod
ucts, from the United States Into Nic
aragua free of duty.
On the 14th II. (5. Dun & Co., of New
York, reported failures for the week
' numbering 273 In the United States,
against 240 last year, nnd 17 In Can
ada, against 20 last year.
The United Mvtuls Selling Co,,
which disposes of the products of the
copper mines controlled by the Araat
gnmatcd Copper Co.. announced a re.
duction of I"', cents in the price of
copper on the 13th.
1 MnJ. George I.. Scott. Tenth cavalry.
has been detailed by .secretary Hoot
ns acting Indian agent at the Leech
Lake agency. Walker. Minn., relieving
Capt. William A. Mercer, Seventh cav
The appellate division of the su
preme court of New York announce.!
a decision, on the 13th. refusing to
advance on the court calendar the
I case of llittmnr ngainst the Gould
trustees the I)e Custellnne case.
I Secretary Koot has submitted to
the house an estimate of $300,000 for a
permanent military post In the vi
cinity of Manila, to accommodate
two full regiments of infantry, two
soundroiirt of cavalry nnd two bat
teries of artillery. He says that lien.
Chaffee strongly recommends this
It appears that Mr. Carnegie's $10,
000,000 offer for the extension of
higher education is in bonds of the
l nited States steel corporation, and
the acceptance of the trust by the
government in that shape would, In
effect, make It a party to a system
By . Judicial construction of the
will of Cornelius Van Bhalck noose
velt, who died In New York in 1S87,
President Theodore Roosevelt, who is
t nephew of the testator, wUl Inherit
ft fortune of between $100,000 and
The grand Jury, at Norfolk, Va.,
which has been Investigating alleged
fraud In the November election, on
the 12th, brought In IS Indtctmenta
against election Judges and clerks.
Three of the men Indicted nre mem
bers of the city council.
Near Columbus, Xeb., on the 13th,
Thomas Cogan. a farmer, wns frozen
to death, He had been to town and,
returning, was overcome by the cold
when but a short distance from his
The Joint committee of the two
housts of congress, appointed to
make the necessary arrangements
for a memorial service in honor of
the lute l'rcsldcnt McKlulcy, held a
meeting, on the 13th, nnd decided to
Invite Secretary of State .lohn.llay to
be the orator.
Kdward Chilton, of Herman, N. Y.,
who wns married less than n year
ago to Mamie Cramer, ha traded off
his wife for an Interest In n thresh
ing machine nnd other chattels, with
some cash, to Harry Chilton, his
Laura rtulllon.thcconfessed confed
erate of lien Kllpntrick. the alleged
reat .Northern train robber, was
ntenced by .lodge Adams, In the
'nited Slates court, at St. Louis, on
the 13th, to live years' imprisonment
in the federal penitentiary at Leuv-
LATEST NEWS I ROM MISSOURI.
Stories of the Bible.
Hall Calne, the novelist, states that
he is largely Indebted for his literary
success to the Ilible, "I think," he
soys, "that I know my Ilible as few
literary men know It. There Is no
book In the world like It, nnd the tin
est novels ever written fall short in
Interest of any one of the stories It
tells. Whatever strong situations I
have in my books nre not of my crea
tion, but nre tnken from the Bible.
Growth ot Switzerland.
Switzerland is growing fust In num
bers and in strength, and its cities nre
beginning to leap ahead In sle und
power like tho industrial centers of
Germany and other progressive coun
tries of Kurope. The evidence is found
In the census of the Swiss nation re
cently tak j. The latest preceding
enumeration was made in 18HS. Then
the total population 'was 2,017,754,
Xow it Is found to be 3,312,551. The
gain In 12 years was 394,707.
eally the Kins af Farmers.
William Scully owns a greater num
ber of farms than any mun in the
United States. Their aggregate area
Is 200,000 acres. They are worth $10,-
000,000. They nre located in central
Illinois, western Missouri nnd Kansas.
They represent the accumulation of
SO years of the life of their oyner.
He is the richest farmer In the rich
est agricultural section la the world.
His wealth is said to be $25,000,000.
William Scully came to this country
shortly after the Mexican war for the
purpose of investing his money.
Jar Cooks JastlSeS.
Moat people have probably forgot
,ten that Jay Cooke, tho famoua flnan
'cler who was the financial agent of
the government during the rebellion,
la still alive. At the age of 80 he is
still ft hale old man, and he feels that
11 his predictions were justified
wheat Northern Pacific stock, com
mon,' recently sold at par. It was his
confidence In the securities of this
road which led to the crash In 1873
which, carried Jay Cooko oft his feet
as ft great financial power and die-
PWv " W? tha
Itlototis scenes occurred nt North
ampton, England, on the 12th, when
hundreds of shoe operatives demon
strnted against the use of the new
shoe lasting machines. The operatives
threw mud and stones nt the house of
one of the lending manufacturers.
The lire In the Lowry-Ooebel store
In Cincinnati, on the 12th, destroyed
u II uocutncntaryevluence collected by
Arthur Goebel In the Goebel murder
It Is probable that when the Chi
nese exclusion net comes up for re1
enactment fn congress it will have nn
amendment attached providing for tho
deportation of all known members of
The executive committee of the nn
tlonnl council f the Grand Army of
the ltcpubltc, a its meeting in Chi
cngo, on the 12th, decided to hold the
bcxt annual encumpment iu Washing
ton. Dedication of the Sherman
monument will be one of the fen
Under a ruling of the Interior de
partnient those who drew home.
steads in the Kiowa-Comanche land
drawing can not transfer them until
complying with ull the requirement
ufter an occupation of live years and
of the homestead law.
"lieddy Itoach," the street car poet
writer of the "Spotless Town
rhymes, is dead. News of his death
comes from Montreal, where .he had
gone to make a contract for supply
ing Canadian advertisers with rhyme
The Baltimore Herald says thnt
Cnpt. James Parker, who was one of
Admiral Schley's counsel before the
court of Inquiry, is engaged in 'the
collection of material for a biography
of Admiral Schley, which he proposes
James A. Harris, aged 07 years,
who went to sleep, at Peoria, 111., on
the morning of November 7 and had
been unconscious almost continually
ever since, died on the 13th. He was
unconscious for Ave weeks.
The Amsterdam correspondent of
the London Dally Express says that
Queen Wllhelmlna and Prince Henry
of the Netherlands, her husband,
drove In an open carriage through
Appledora on the 13th.
As a result of a thorough canvass
of dwellings snd places of publlo re
sort to Madison, III., Dr. It. H. Baker,
a member of the Illinois atate board
of health, announced the discovery of
M ftfWM of smallpox to that city.
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
The four-story apartment building,
known as the Ollnger flats, at the cor
ner of Indiana avenue ana Thirty-
fifth street. Chicago, was burned at
nn curly hour on the 15th. The CO
tenants, most of whom were nsleep,
were aroused by the dense smoKe,
nnd many narrow escapes from death
were spectacular and exciting. Much
uffering was caused by exposure to
the intense cold in scant attire.
Failure on the port of a conductor
o obey orders Is supposed to have
been the cause of n collision on tho
Illinois Central railroad, between
Irene and I'crryvllle, 111., early on tho
morning of the 15th. The two trnlm
were the east-bound passenger train
No, 4 and a through freight from Chi
cago going west. As a result eight
persons were killed and eleven injured.
A wreck occurred on the Great
Northern railway, near Ksscx, In the
Rocky mountains, nt two o'clock, on
the morning of the 15th, In which
ight person were killed. The engine,
mall car and smoker remained on the
track, but all the others were de
railed. Some cars were overturned
nnd all were more or less wrecked.
The nccldent was due to rails spread
William L. Farlnnd, tho founder of
r.utle, Mont., died on the 15th, ot
pneumonia, aged 07 years. Farland,
in the 't'O's, located tunny of the big
mines of Unite, built the first silver
mill nnd produced the first bar ot
bullion. He was associated with Unit
ed Stales Senator Clark in many
mining deals during the early days of
Among the telegrams Mr. Rnyner
has received since the publication of
the findings of the Schley court of
Inquiry vns one from a gentleman,
who asked that his Identity be kept
secret, with nn offer of SlO.ooo for
the nccesary expenses attending u
further prosecution of the case. The
offer was declined.
The house of Thomas It, South-
worth, of Ovid, Mich., wns destroyed
by fire eorly on the morning of th
l.tl, and Mrs. suuthworth was
burned to death. She had risen to
build the kitchen fire, nnd, being 75
years old and nearly blind, it is sup
posed she set her clothes ablaze.
In 24 hours, ending on the 10th, the
temperature at Lima, 0., dropped
Vum so above zero to h below.
CURRENT NEWS NOTES.
Prof. William R. Harper, of the
University of Chicago, declines to ac
cept the directorship of international
congresses at the St. Louts Worlds
Hundreds of cattle arc dying In
northwest Missouri from the ..'ffects
of eating worm-Infested corn nub
It is reported that United StntM
financiers are to be sounded ns to the
possibility of placing a SIOO.OOO.OOO
Russian loan In this country.
Mphone Levy, United States cus
toms Inspector, at Guhcston. Tex.,
wns killed by being run fiver by a
Miss Helen M. Gould declares she
received no invitation to attend the
meeting of the World's fair board of
lady managers in New York.
The tow boat R. A. Speed nnd two
barges were destroyed by fire at Ten
nessee island, opposite Paducuh, Ky.
The loss was $14,000.
A summary of the commerce of tho
Philippine islands for tho third quar
ter of the current year shows the
United States to be second in tho
lists of exporting and importing nations.
A fatal epidemic is prevailing at
Centralis, Mo.; among children, and
the public schools are temporarily
closed. Several children died the past
Rear-Admiral Schley has declined ft
proposition to lecture for 1500 a
night over a circuit to cover 40 nights,
Mona Drown, 16 yeara of age, who
ran away from her home, in San An
tonio, Tex., is under detention at St
Robert Shamblin, aged 28, a runner
for the People's bank at Mobile, Ala.,
and a package containing o,ooo, are
John Murphy, superintendent of thb
St. Louis branch of Swift & Co., pack
era, died suddenly at the home of his
wife's parents in Muncie, Ind,
Frank Cannon and Will Kelly, both
negroes, were hanged at Helena, Ark.,
Friday, for the murder, last July, of
Iaaao Lane and his wife, negroes, on
Island 60, In the Mississippi.
Albert Fnrring attempted to board
southbound freight train at Red
Dud, IU., but missed his footing and
fell, breaking his back. Hsdlsdtos
Athena" Besaa Rartr 1 "
The underground sleeper who calls
himself Carl Atheno, but really
Fritz McMnnlgle, lived In Aurora,
Lawrence county, a number of years
la his boyhood days, where his father
was one of the best known local phy
slclnns. llcfore leaving Aurora, Frits
had developed. Into quite a hypnotist,
and was In the habit of trying his
powers In thnt line upon everything
thst came his way. He would often
have half a dosen youngsters under
the "Influence" nt the same time, per
forming alt sorts of ridiculous things.
Will Elect 4ew Doctors.
The board of managers of the state
Insane asylum at Fulton will meet De
cembcr 30 to elect new physicians to
succeed Dr. W. Ray. superintendent;
l)rs. Ktnll Thlelmnn, K. T. Tlncher nnd
W. K. Kelly. When Gov. Stephens was
Inducted into otllce he changed the
Fulton asylum medical stall from ollo
pathls to homeopathic. It Is gives
out semi-ofllclally thnt the school of
medicine will be changed back to the
allopaths. A new ice nnd electric,
plant to cost S12.000 will be erected
at the asylum.
.ett Meetlnw nt Coltiiiililn.
The Missouri Improved Live Stock
llreeders' association nt Chllllcothe
elected the following officers: Presi
dent, T. F. II. Sothatn, Chllllcothe;
vice president, W. P. Horned. Hunce
ton: secretary, Hays Walker, Kansas
city: treasurer, J. C. Hall. The exec
utive committee of the Allied State
Industrial nsoclntlon decided that
the next meeting should be held nt
Columbia, the first Tuesday after the
tlrst Sunday in January, 1003.
One Xero made Happr.
William Favors, the negro arrested
last August charged with complicity
In the murder of Miss Gazelle Wild at
Pierce City, for which three negroes
were lynched, wns relenscd from jail
at Knnsns City on telegraphic orders
from the prosecuting attorney of
Lawrence county, who said there was
no evidence ngainst tnvors.
Cook's Sensntlonal Ctiarnc.
Secretary of State Sam B. Cook
said the man who paid W. O. Card'
well $7,500 to coll off the legislative
Investigation wns E. 0. Brown, of Car
thage. W. H. Phelps" law partner.
Cook said that Frank P. Walsh knew
when he brought suit for Cardwell
thnt Col. rhelps would have it called
Woman Won the Medal.
At the state poultry show In Chll
llcothe last week Mrs. Delia Mo.Kwell,
of Fayette, won the $150 silver cup
given by the association for the two
best hens, two best pullets, two liest
cocks and two best cockerels. She
must win the cup twice In order to
make it her property permanently.
Aliened Violation of Law.
Twelve Informations were filed
ngainst the superintendent of the
Kansas & Texas coal mines at Ard
more nnd Bracer, charging him with
vlolntlng the miners' eight-hour lnw.
The Kansas & Texas mines nre the
largest In the county and are opera
ted by non-union men.
All Authoress from Mlssonrl.
One of the books .on the holiday
market is by a former Missouri girl,
whose father was at one time super
intendent of schools In Jefferson City.
Carey Shannon Meriwether is Ihe
writer's name, nnd the book is en
titled "Heart Treasures."
Ilneh to Have a BadKe.
The grizzled veterans nt the confed
erate home In Hlgglnsville are soon
to be pleasantly remembered by the
local Daughters of the Confederacy.
Koch of the Ml Is to be presented a
badge in the shape of a southern cross
Water from Current Rlvnr.
With only 1.000 Inhabitants Donl-
phan hns voted $15,000 in bonds for a
waterworks plnnt. The water will
be taken from Current river.
Natural Ohm Near Lees Summit.
A strong flow of natural gas has
been discovered at a depth of 18 feet,
2 miles east of Lees Summit In
Marshall Votes to Improve.
Marshall voted $70,000 for water
works und electric light plant and the
victory was celebrated with fireworks
Voted far Xfw Courthouse?
,Vt a special election bonds for $60,.
OOO were voted by Grundy county to
build a new courthouse und jail at
He Wns Kind to Posterity.
A. D. Haworth, who died at Mober
ly, aged S2, left a wife and 11 children,
32 grandchildren und 0 great-grand
Made Tobaeeo In Mlssonrl.
W. X. Tinsley, for 50 years a to
bacco manufacturer, died recently In
Louisiana. He was president of the
Tinsley Tobacco company In that city
which recently sold to the tobacco
trust for $250,000.
Woald airs Then tip.
Consressmsn DeArmond, ot But
lsr, who recently returned from tht
Phlllpplen Islands, said In an Inter
view: "The Philippines are sn odd
mixture ot good and bad; they eon
tain rich land picturesque wastes.
In nlaces the climate is not oao,
though everywhere enervating and for
many dangerous, If not deadly, ins
Islands never can be the fit abiding
place of the white man. Like all
tropical lands, the dark racea can
only dwell there permanently. Open
ings may be found for American cap
ital nnd enterprise just ns tney
might be found in the tropical re
gions of America." "For the great
American mnsses," he declared, "the
Philippines offer nothing but aft In
crease of the burdens of taxation, ft
fast-growing pension roll nnd many
untimely deaths." He says the III
plnoa must be rated low when mcua.
tired by the American standard.
Champ Clark's Primary Scheme.
From his headquarters at Louisiana
Congressman Champ Clark has inaug
urated a move which his managers
hope wilt result In a senatorial pri
mary. The plan is to novo a petition
circulated In every school district in
the state and signed by democrats
generally, asking the stote commit
tee to call a primary for the selection
of ft democratic candidate for the
United States senate. Kdward A.
Glenn, for Mr. Clark, is sending out
thousands of letters with blank forms
for the petitions.
War on Columbia Drue Stores.
War on illegal liquor selling by drug
stores nnd open saloons on Sundays
has been declared at Columbia. All
ministers have preached on the ques
tion. Rev. C. H. Winders, of the
Christian church, charged negligence
In enforcing the law; Rev. W. W. El
wnng, of the Presbyterian church,
declared that every drug store vio
lated the law and that It was a mat
ter of public knowledge.
Woman Acquitted of Murder.
At Lynn, n jury selected to trj
Florence Reynolds, charged with mur
dering n little boy named Horace
Glbbs, whom she procured last Feb-
I KSSP mr sH
How Truly the Great
Fame of Lydia R Pink
ham's Vegetable Com
pound Justifies Her Orig
Vysffa F. Plnkhmm'm Vmg&imktu Ommfinfm
It will entirely euro tho worst forms of Female Complaints, all Ova
rian troubles. Inflammation nnd Ulceration, FaUlrig and Displacement
of tho WoniD, and consequent Spinal Weakness, and is peculiarly
adapted to tho Change of Life.
it has cured mora cases of Backache and Lcucorrhosa than any
other remedy tho world has ever known. It is almost infallible in such
cases. It dissolves and expels tumors from the Uterus in an early stage
of development, and checks any tendency to cancerous humors.
Irregular, Suppressed or Painful Menstruation, Weakness of tho
Stomach, Indigestion, Bloating;, Flooding, Nervous Prostration, Head
ache. General Debility quickly yields to it.
Womb troubles, causing pain, weight, and backache, instantly re
lieved and permanently cured by its use. Under all circumstances it
acts in harmony with the laws that govern the female system, and is as
harmless as water.
It quickly removes that Bearing-down Feeling, extreme lassi
tude, "don't care" and "want-to-be-left-alono" feeling, excitability,
irritability, ncrvotisneas, Dizziness, Falntncsa. sleeplessness, flatulency,
melancholy or tho "blues," and backache. -These are sure indications
of Female Weakness, or some derangement of the Uterus, which this
medicine always cures.
Kidney Complaints and Backache of either sox the Vegetable
Compound always cures.
So other fcmnlo metllclno In the world has received such
widespread and unqualified endorsement. o other medicine
has such a record of cures of fcntalo troubles.
Those women who refuse to accept anything else are re
warded a hundred thousand times, for they get what they want
a cure. Sold by Druggists everywhere. Refuse all substitutes
CANADA, IS CALLED THE
"GARDEN OF EDEN,"
a Former nesldent of need Cltr.
In ft letter to the Reed City. Mich
igan, Clarion, Mr. James C. Arm-
ruary from the Christian Orphans' i strong, of Mcltford, Saskatchewan,
home in St. Louis, brought in n ver
dict of not guilty. The case created
great excitement, Mrs. Reynolds be
tnys, writing on STth May, 1001:
"This is a tine country for a poor
man, as lie can go out on the hay
ing the onlv woman ever tried for 'lews and cut nil the hay he needs,
murder in the county.
Docker? Msrelfal to Nea-ro.
Gov, Dochery has commuted to
life Imprisonment the sentence of
George Clay, a negro under sentence
to hang January 34 at Gallatin, the
governor's home town. Clay killed an
other negro in a crap game.
It Was Insared.
An unused planing mill at Twenty-
tnira street ana uroatiwny, m Kan
saa City, was destroyed by fire of un
known origin the other night, includ
ing valuable machinery. Loss, $30,000.'
She Draak race Lotlaa.
Mrs. Llnnle Robertson, of Moberly,
who la attending a business college at
Sedalla, swallowed a quantity of face
lotion, mistaking the bottle for one
that contained medicine. The phy
tlclsns saved bar Ufa by bard work.
For Post Office nt St. Loots.
Congressman Bnrtholdt hns intro
duced a bill providing for the con
struction of n new post office build
Ing at St. Louis, to be devoted ex
clusively to the business of the post
office department. The bill provides
for the appropriation of S500,ooo for
the construction of the building, In-
eluding the purchase of the site.
Asxed Mlssonrlan at White House.
A recent Washington dispatch said:
"Andrew J. Hnrlnn, ot Snvannnh, Mo.,
aged 03, called nt the white house and
personally urged the president to ap
point his daughter postmaster at Su
vnnnah. Harlan was a member ot
congress A3 years ngo and personally
knew Henry Clay nnd other great
men of those days."
Famous Mexican War Veteran.
Col. John Doniphan, u prominent
figure from Missouri in the Mexican
war, who served with his uncle, Gen,
A. W, Doniphan, in the slgnnlly suc
cessful campaigns ngnlnst Mexicans
nnd Indians, was dying nt his home In
St. Joseph. Col. Doniphnn Is SO years
old and has been in feeble health
for some time.
Pike Colleae Darned.
Pike college at Rowling Green was
destroyed by lire with almost all the
contents. The loss was about $13,000.
The school will be continued as soon
as rooms enn be fitted up to receive
clnsses and the college will be rebuilt.
Handkerchief from Mrs. Itooaevelt.
At n Methodist church bazar In
Roonvllle dainty pocket handker
chiefs from Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt
and Mrs. Carrie Nation were sold.
Has Interesting Recollections.
R. J. Dale, now Si years of age.
Is still living quietly in Carthage, on
the very spot where 00 odd years ago
he saw wild deer roam' at will.'
For Xevada and Carthage.
llcnton, of Missouri, Introduced a
bill for the construction ot federal
buildings tit Nevada and Curthago at
a cost of $10,000 each.
Panic Anions Hotel finest.
Fire in the Hotel Huckins at Se
dalla caused a panic among the guests,
hut nobody wns injured. The fire
loss was small.
Invested $84,000 In Farm Land,
R. H. Kern, of St. Lou1b has pur
chased 3,100 acres of farm land in
Macon county,' paying $40 an acre.
Resoned a Yonaft Girl.
Mary Newland, aged 14, was taken
out of a house ot ill-repute in Atch
ison, Kan., nnd sent to her grand
father nt Bigelow, this state. Al
though only I t years ot age, the girl
has been married and is separated
from her husband..
Cask In Linn Conatr Banks.
The bank statements show that
there la a total ot $1,303,668.43 depos
ited in the banks of Linn county. This
Is by far the largest sum ever re
ported for the county.
Was Haatlas on Sander.
James Spencer, brother of Sheriff
Martin Spencer, of St. Joseph, and
cousin of Judge O. M. Spencer, ac
cidentally shot himself while hunting
on an island in the Missouri river near
Llvad In On Plae SO Years.
David J, Knabler, who for 80 years
had been a resident of Buchanan
county, and .who bad developed Into
one of the largest breeders ot tae
cattle la the atate, died at Us home
ear ft. Joseph,
He turns his cnttle out on the prai
rie, and when he is not using his
horses, he turns them out also. There
Is such an abundance of food, they
never wander away.
"A lady, who lias lived here eight
years, told me that this was the
original 'Garden of Eden.' I certain
ly would believe it, If we could only
find the apple trees. But ns It Is,
we have manyvnrlctles of fruit
strawberries, cranberries, saskatoons,
huckleberries, red and black cur
rants, dewberries, plums, red and
black cherries, and red raspberries.
All of these fruits grow wild. Then
the flowers that dot the prairies,
making them look like a real garden.
Wo have eaten of the wild red cur
rants, and they arc equal if not su
pcrlor to those grown in Michigan
We have sweet corn 7A inches high
As the western farmers are nil done
seeding, branding cattle and sheep
shearing are now progressing. Wool
Is only five cents a pound, and many
ranchers have on hand last year's
clip. I inclose you a potato blossom,
slice ot new potato, which measured
0'3 inches when cut. This is no
fairy tale, if we nre. so much farther
than Reed City. It Is all facts. Come
up and see. This has been truly
called the 'Garden of the West.'
With fruits and flowers, lakes and
ttrenms, fish and fowl, beautiful riv
ers, tracts of timber and mountains,
what more does o man want?"
Information concerning Western
Canada 'will bo cheerfully given by
communicating with the agent of the
Government of Canada', whose adver
tisement appears elsewhere.
The Handsomest Calendar
of the seaion (in ten color) tix beautiful
heads (on six sheets, 10x13 inches), repro
ductions of paintings by Moran, iuued by
General Paswnger Department, Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway, will be lent
en receipt of twenty-live cents. Address F.
A. Miller, General Panenger Agtnt, Chi
cago. Piio's Cure l the belt medicine we ever
tiled for all affections of the throat and
bVCTKS: - Endiley, Vanburen, Ind.
Feb. 10, 1000.
The more rcaiom there-are why a man
should aaye money the lets likely, he is to
ssvt lt.-Ateuion Globe.
A Good Tackle.
"Did I luntce a cond tAffeli.?" Atkitf! thfl
football player, looking ftom hit cot in the
" l e. replied the nuwe. "von bit off nna
ear and two linger and broke three lrg."
"Thank IimvphiI" mit-nmrrrt th fnntR.1l
player, ljpin? njr.iin into uncomciouiness,
u.iio Mate .in-.t-n.ii.
Penona contemnlatinff a iournev En&t ot
Weit should be careful that the rate n.iid
for their transportation do not exceed tuoae
charged by the Nickel Plate Road.
This cotnuanr ahvnva offers lnivcut rates
and the service la efficient. Careful at
tention is given to the wants of all first
and second class passengers by uniformed
coiorca attenaants. ine aining car service
of the Nickel Plate Road is above criticism
and enables the traveler to obtain meals
at from thirty-fire (33) cents to $1.00 but
ine ruuman service is the usual mgn
grade standard. Semi-weekly transconti
nental tourist cars ply between Atlantie
and Pacific Coasts. Confer with nearest
agent of the Nickel Plate Road.
"An indefinable sense cf danger or ot
something dreadful about to happen is pursuing-
me, said young Mr. Dolley.
"O, you're all rigat," replied Spalls.
"Laws for the protection of lobsters wili
be enacted this winter. Cheer up." De
troit Free Press.
Largest la the World.
Walter Baker & Co., Limited, Dorchester,
Mass., are the largest manutacturers of
cocoa and chocolate in the world.
They received a gold medal from the Paris
exposition of last year.
This year they have received three gold
medals from the Pan-American exposition
Their goods are the standard for purity
IU THE INDUSTRIAL WORLD.
Another shipyard is to be erected
on Lake Michigan near St. Joseph.
The world-famous Ditsel engine Is
to be built at South Worcester, Mats.
Tucniy.ieven-hour trains are here
after to be the rule between New York
An Immense 13,000-ton bydraulte
forging press Is to be erected in the
Carnegie armor plate plant.
The possibilities ot wireless teleg
raphy were predicted by James Brown
Lindsay, ot Dundee, Scotland, in 1834.
The Texas authorities are about to
establlih a system whereby 4,000 Con
victs can be employed on 5,000 acres of
sugar cane land.
A canal Is being agitated from the
Mississippi river, along the coast of
Texas, to the Rio Grande, six feet deep
and 00 feet wide, at an estimated cost ot
A railroad building fever has broken
out in California and 600 miles of road
are to be constructed, starting at San
Francisco and connecting with Saa
Joaquin, 200 miles, and other cities to
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New York, Dec. 16.
CATTLE Native Steers...! 4 W & J
COTTON-Mlddllns g 4
WHKAT-No. 2 Red 3i W,i
OTAH No. 2 ...Vp siij
POHIC-Mess New 18 25 J7 50
COTTON-Mlddllng 714 g
BEEVEB-Steers 4 75 & SCO
. . .,Cow8 and Heifers. 2 60 5 00
CALVES-t per 100 lbs) 4 50 (d 5
HOQS Fa r to C'hnlcn.... SH 27 i rt
SfS.l5nKair Jo-Choice... 2 76 O 3 75
Other a nicies,
WHKAT-No. 2 Red.,,
OATS-No. 2 ,
RYE No. 2
Leaf Burlcy.... too ft 12 60
HAY Clear Timothy u eo to II 50
H UTTER Choice Dairy 15 to 20
pAcun-uiear hid u Xu
POKK-8tnndnrdMess(new) li'lO 6 10 8
wnnv viiuivv piettm ......
CATTLE Native Steers...
Hoas-Falr to Choice
SHEEP Fair to Cholc
WHEAT No. 3 Spring....
- No. 2 Red..........
CATTLE Native Steers... 4 75
HOGB Fair to Choice , 1 00
WHBAT-No. 2 Red ,
CORN No. 2 ,., ;;,
OATS-No. 2 White " ....
PLOVR-Hlsh Grades ttO
uinn-no. s ,
HAY Choice 11 00
PORK Standard Mess .... II 60
5 00 7 50
3 26 ft 400
3 60 tj 370
135 U 3 70
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HEW CURB FOR RHEUMATISM.
Hester, Mo., Dec. 16. An unusual
case which baa recently come to
light here la exciting the 'keenest in
terest among medical men. Mrs. El
len or Guardhouse suffered for over
forty years with Sciatic Rheumatism
so severely and so constantly that her
case has been regarded as chronio
and absolutely incurable. At times
the pain was almost unbearaDie nna
she could not rest day or slgnt.
Some few months ago she wss in
duced to try Dodd's Kidney Fills, ft
remedy recently Introduced In this
neighborhood. The immediate re
sults were magical and ahe continued
till ahe had taken eight boxes, and
now she declares she has not an ache
or pain left. She believea that she is
completely end permanently cured
nd as she has not used the plus for
some months and is to-day u tae
best of health the doctors, who were
t first skeptical, are amesed.
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