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County for
fey Workers Printing Company,
nton, Mo.
Board of Directors: C. at. Woavor. Piwa
Jullua Albrecht, 3, H. Branam, Loreaa)
ayar, Motomon DIobold. Phil A. Haras.
bartered? 1a the poatofflea at Banton, Ma
aa aaaaod-olaaa matter.
Publlahao evarjr Saturday. BubaertptkM
prlc 1.M par year.
In various parts of the world, the
poorer classes consume little or no
bread. Baked loaves of bread are
practically unknown In portions of
aout hern Austria and Italy, an'
throughout the agricultural districts
of Roumania, says the London Stand
ard. Austrians aver that In the vil
lage of Oberstelrmark. not very far
from Vienna, bread is never seen.
The maple food is sterz, a kind of por
ridge made from ground beech nuts,
taken at breakfast with fresh or cur
dled milk, ut dinner with broth or
fried lard, and at supper with milk
The dish is also called heiden. and is
substituted for bread, not only In the
Austrian district mentioned, but in
Carinthia and other parts of the Ty
rol. Northern Italy offers a substi
tute for bread in the form of Polenta,
which is a kind of porridge made of
boiled grain. Polenta is not, however,
allowed to granulate like Scotch por
ridge or the Austrian sterz. It is in
tend boiled into a solid pudding,
which is cut up ana portioned out
with a string. It is eaten cold as
often as it is hot, and is In every
ense an Italian's daily bread There
is a variation of polenta called inarua
liga. the favorite food of the poorest
classes i Roumania. Manialiga re
sembles polenta inasmuch as It is
made of boiied &rain. but it is unlike
:ho former in one respect the grains
are not permitted to settle into B solid
mass, but are kept distinct after the
fashion of oatmeal porridge.
Some people do not like cats. That
Is up to them probably they have a
reason. U'her people don't like dogs,
and such also may be looked upon
with charity. The other day, we are
told, a dog with a broken chain came
back to its Pittsburg home carrying
in his mouth the trousers and cap of
his 12-year-old master. The dumb brute
thus attempted to notify the parents
that the boy had been drowned. So
the father of the family followed the
dog back to the Allegheny river,
where he found the rest of his sou's
clothing and the rest of that dog's
broken chain! The dog had not freed
himself from that chain in time to res
cue the boy, says the Cleveland Plain
Dealer. But the strong link, snapped
In twain, showed that the brute had
tried, superhumanly, to do so. That
dog had not been in time to drag bit
little master out of the water but the
half of that little master's clothing in
the dog's teeth showed how sincere
the struggle had been. Some people
do not like cats. Others do not like
dogs. But there are are animals
for Instance, dogs that are likeable.
They may not succeed in being hu
man but they try;
An old man arrested in Cincinnati
on the charge of vagrancy told the
judge when his case came to trial
Ihat h.-; bad a business which enabled
him to make a living. "What Is it?"
asked the ji'dge, and the old fellow
UtSWered, "Bleaching sparrows." Then
Be explained. He cald he was In the
aabit of catching sparrows and paint
ing them with peroxide of hydrogen,
vvhicli changed the color of their
feathers, so that he was able to sell
hem for canary birds. Perhaps he is
not the only laan in the world who is
capable of this villainy. It may be
ivise for everyone purchasing canaries
lo adopt the precaution of hearing
them sing before paying for them.
Kidney beans we have ail heard of:
"kidney feet" seem to be peculiar to
Pittsburg, says the New York Sun.
phyatotan there says Pittsburg is
more blessed, or cursed, with them
than any other town. Pittsburg men
are flat-footed. We suppose the in
habitants of that city find it hard to
stagger along under the weight of ail
the things that are said of poor Pitts
burg, and the burden breaks down
'.he arches of their insteps.
The "pushmobile," which has taken
possession of Chicago all at once. Is
an ingenious device whereby a boy
with an old pair of roller skates can
make them cover Co times as much
space as heretofore on the cement
In the news columns of the pa
pers appears a story about a Massa
chusetts girl who carried a live liz
ard in her stomach for a long time,
ind reading the dispatch reminds us
that this is the first time that
tory has been printed this season.
A Chicago minister says there are
not enough husbands to go around,
ami that old maids are heroines. But
the name ot this champion of abused
iplnsterhood will be lost when the
name of Its traducer 1b still alive
enough to be anathema, for such is
the way of the world.
The half-sister of an English duke
is to appear as a dancer In New York
The peerage has certainly fallen on
bard times.
A practical joker in New York fed
an elephant red pepper. He occu
pies a hospital cot next to the man
who tickled the southern elevation of
a mule.
The small boy's idea of social jus
tice la acting him to bare a second
of pis.
Furious Revolver Battle for Posses
sion cf Car Lasts Several Min
utes While Passenger Speeds
at 40 Miles an Hour.
Fori Smith, Ark. KVmr masked
men held up and attempted to rob
north bound Kans.is City Southern
passenger train No. 2. near Potter,
Polk county, Ark., about 1:30 o'clock
Friday morning.
Four men boarded the train as It
let He Held, They swung onto the
Side Of the express car and smashed
In the glass doors with revolvers.
While the robbers were entering fur
gett ran to the safes, extracted the
valuable! and hid them. After break
ing the alass the men reached in aid
unlock? i the door. Meantime, Burgett,
who had anted himself with two re
vivers RBd a shotgun, opened fire on
the bandltl, who returned the fre
With the train running 40 miles an
hour, ari.l the men cllngtnj to the d 'or
of the oar. the battle raged for several
minutes. One bandit cried out he was
BtirgCtt says one bandit grabbe'l
the Injured man. and both leaped into
the darkness. As they disappeared
1h two remaining bandits gained en
trance to the car. Burgett had taken
up a position behind some trucks, and
the battle continued. bo'h sides fre
quently stopping to reload their wea
pons. A' length Burnett ran out of am
munition. As he fired his last "hot
the bandits seized him and beat him
terribly with their revolvers. Then
they searched the safes, which Hur
gptt had left unlocked. In an unsuc
cessful hunt for the valuables con
sealed by the messenger, and tor
tured Burgett. beating him over the
head and threatening to kill him If
ho did not tell where he placed the
money, hut Burgett refused.
The robbers then cut the air h-ise
on the train, bringing it to a stop, and
disappeared In the darkness, about
one mill south ot Putter
Results of Championship Series.
Firs. Garne.
At NW Tork R H E.
Boston 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 o 4 6 I
New York 0 0 t 0 0 0 0 0 13 I 1
Batterlest Wood and Cadyi Tesreau,
Crandall end Meyers.
Secorn Game.
At & iton R. H. K
New York... (I 101000801 00 11 8
Bonti.ii 0 0 0 1 ft 0 1 v 1 0 0 M 1
Batteries: Collins, Ha::. Bed'ent and
Carrlg-an; Mathewson end Meyeu
Qame .';Ul-?d at end "f eleventh! dark
ness. Third Garne.
At Boston It. II. E.
New York 01001000 02 7 1
Boston OOOOOOOO 1 I T 0
Batteries: Marquard and Meyers; O'BrU
n. Bedient, Corrlgan and Cady,
Fourth Game.
At New York R. H. E.
Boston w 1 l o o o " l 2 5 l
New York . . .0 fl 0 'J 'i o 1 ii 01 9 1
Batteries: Wood and Cadyi Tesreau,
Anns and Meyers,
Three Are Dead in Ranch Feud.
LOWUtOwn, Mont. James Seaman,
a rancher near Wyndbaro. shot and
killed Frank Smith and wife at their
home n- ;tr that place. He then killed
himself. The shooting hi said to have
beeu the result of long continued lit
igation between Seaman and Bmlth.
Kills 3-Year-Oid Son.
Akron. O. John V. McDonald, a
plumb. :-, shot and hilled his 3-year-old
son and then fired bujlets into the
heads i t his wife and sister. Mrs.
McDonald la believed to be fatally in
jured and the sister is in a serious
conditio!'.. McDonald was arrested.
Engineer Killed in Indiana Wreck.
Fori Wayne. Ind. O. E. Schleider,
a Bellevue, O., engineer, was killed
when a New York. Chicago & St.
Louis t assenger train ran into th
reat' ol B Freight train near Leipsic,
In a dense tog. xo one else was In
jured, Brother of General Morgan Dead.
Lexington, Ky. Chatletou H. Mor
gan, a brother of the famous general,
John H. Morgan, and himself one of
"Morgan's men" in the civil war, died
at his home here, aged 75. Iu 1160
he was on the staff of General Gari
baldi in Italy,
Railway Official Stricken on Car.
Minneapolis, Minn. Robert Toombs,
auditor of the Soo line, became ill
suddenly on a street car here and
died shortly after being taken from
the car lo a nearby drug store. Heart
disease was the cause of his death.
Successor to Titanic Victim.
Detroit. Mich. Stockholders elect
ed E. J. Chamberlain president of the
Grand Trunk Western and other Mich
igan subsidiaries of the Grand Trunk
railway. He succeeds Charles M.
Hays, who lost his life in the Titauic
Couein of Lincoln Dead at 87.
Albany, 111. Capt. David C. Hanks,
87 years old, first cousin of Abraham
Lincoln, is dead at his home here.
He was one of the oldest steamboat
puutb on the Mississippi river.
Less Panama Excavation.
Washington. The total amount of
excavation on the Panama canal dur
ing September was 2,124,440 cubic
yards,' against 2,443,353 cubic yards
duripg August, according to a dis
patch to the canal commission.
Greece May Quit War.
Paris. Diplomats closely in touch
with the Balkan situation received ci
pher dispatches from Athena saying
that Greece had decided to abandon
the Balkan league and demobilise her
army. , 4
Believe Peace Talk la Made to Gain
Time to Concentrate Troops Re
port That Austria Is Mobil
izing Army for Balkan.
London. Montenegro claims the
!rst victory in the Balkan war by the
MratUre of the strong Turkish posi
tion OH Detchltch mountain, whose
commander surrendered w ith the bulk
if his forces. Montenegrins also
rossed the frontier near Beiana. but.
ICCOrdlni to the Turkish account,
Save been repsjsed.
The situation meanwhile Is' as puz-
:i!ng ;.s before. Xo declaration of
ar has been issued by the other ai
led Balkan states, and there is r.o
news yet of their ministers having
eft Constantinople. It can not. there
fore, be definitely said whether Mon
enegro has acted independently with
he motive of forcing a conflict so as
to render the powers' efforts to pre
serve peace nugatory, or In accord
ir.cn with a strategic plan arranged
y the Balkan coalition. The powers
presented a collective note. Inviting
Turkey to discuss a scheme for re
'orris In Macedonia.
Guns May Decide.
Tt appears, however, as though,
s-hlle diplomacy Is trying to arrange
he matter peacefully, guns will do
Side it for them.
Fresh Bulgarian attacks on Turkish
rentier towns are reported and the
opinion is growing that the opposing
parties are only using diplomatic de
ays to concentrate their forces in
readiness for the inevitable outbreak,
The statement of the Austi o-Htmga-ian
foreign minister. Count Von
Berchtold, In the Hungarian delega
tion thru Austria is prepared to guard
tier Interests In the Balkans at all
hazards has caused a sensation in Eu
opean capitals, as an Indication that
;he powers may be unable to confine
themselves to the policy of merely
loldtns: the hopes.
Greece May Withcraw.
The Frankfurter Zeltung publishes
i sensational report that Greece will
withdraw from the Balkan agreement
irtd demobilize, but this is hardly
rredited here. Both Greece and Tur
key are trying to purchase the Chi
nese cruiser Chao Ho. recently built
it New Castle.
The mobilization of the Bulgarian
irmy is complete. Five Russian avia
tors arrived to operate with th" Bul
garian forces, according to a news
agency dispatch from Sofia.
Results cf Championship Series.
First Game.
At N"w York- H. II E
Boston 0 i o (i i : o o 4 6 l
Sew York . .. .0 0200900 1-3 8 1
Batteries: Wood and Cady; Tesreau.
.""rai.ii:,;'. and Veyero,
Second Came.
At Boston R H E
Sew York.. .OlPlrtOOSOl 0 6 11
Boston 3000100101 o c 10 i
B:terl: Collins. Hall. Bedient and
Carrlgan; Mathewson ;ind Meyers
Uamo called at end of eleventh: dark-
Tlilrd Game.
At Bosti m R. Hi E.
New York o 1 n o 1 o n fl 02 7 1
Best mii 0 0 fi f (i 0 0 0 11 7 0
Batteries: Marquard and Meyers: O'lirl-
m. Bedient, Carrlgan and Cady,
Outwit Mexican Rebeis.
Los Angeles, Cai. A story of how
lx American women remained in a
mine tunnel tor two days and a half
tlurlng the attack of rebels on the
mining camp of El Tlgre, in the state
of Sonora. Mexico, was brought here
uy J, W. Malcomson, consulting en
gine r of the El Tlgre Mining com
pany. Legislator Admits Grafting.
Columbus. O. Following the mak
ing of a full confession, in which he
implicated oiler legislators and men
"higher up." Dr George B. Xye, rep
resentative in the last legislature
from Waverly, Pike county, pleaded
guilty to having solicited a bribe for
his vote on the Kimball bill.
Bank Robbers Get $2,800.
Bogard, Mo. Robbers blew the
vault of the Farmers' bank here and
escaped with 18,800 In cash. The ex
plosion aroused the officers of the
bank, but the robbers were out of
Bight when the officials reached the
Taft Adds to Minnesota Forest.
Washington. President Taft has
added SSO.o.iS acres of land to the
Superior national forest in Minnesota,
raising the total area to 1,276.100
Millionaire Ends Life.
Chicago Frederick Stafford, aged
55 years, a mining man and oil opera
tor with headquarters In Phoenix
Ariz., and a residence in Waukegan,
111., is dead here, a suicide from nar
cotic poisoning.
Senator Root Has the Grip.
Utlca, N. Y. United States Senator
Elihu Root Is kept to bed In his sum
mer home in Clinton by a severe at
tack of grip. His physician deems
the illness not alarming, but has or
dered absolute rest for the senator.
Kohlsaat Geta Chicago Inter-Ocean.
Chicago. H. H. Kohlsaat, editor
and publisher of the Chicago Record
Herald, has purchased the Chicago
Inter-Ocean from George W. Hinman,
who will retfre from Chicago Journal
ism. Fireman Saves Child.
Sioux City, la. Mllo C. Dod?e, fire
man on the Milwaukee railroad, saved
the life of a 2 H-y ear-old son of J
Allard, by crawling out on the pilot
and kicking the child from the track
aa the train aped fey.
Estimates Place Yield at More Than
Three Billion Bushels Secre
tary Declares Scientific In
struction Shows Results.
; Washington. Never before have
the cereal crops of the United States
I been bo bountiful as those of this
: year. Records of production of near
, ly every cereal have been surpassed,
1 In some Instances by millions of bush
els. The monthly crop report of the de
partment of agriculture shows that
spring wheat, oats, barley, rye and
hay all have exceeded the best record
productions, while the crops of com
and potatoes from present indications
also will be the greatest ever when
Scientific Methods Aid.
Speaking of this great Bhowing
made by the country's farmers. James
Wilson, secretary of agriculture, said:
"The crops are the heaviest on rec
ord. The season has been favorable,
but sorie credit is due to the wide
efforts made In the last few years by
the federal government and the states
to help fanners throughout the coun
try to get better returns from the av
erage acre.
"The world has been searched for
different plants by the department of
agriculture, and Its scientists have
been creating new plants by hybridi
sation for the several localities.
"Twenty-eight million pieces of lit
erature have been sent out by the de
partment, in addtiion to the advices
from the state stations. So the farm
ers have been helped In producing
their record breaking crop."
The features of the report are the
enormous harvests of corn, oats and
spring wheat. More than 3.000,000,
000 bushels of corn, almost 1,500,000,
006 of oats and 830,000,000 bushels of
spring wheat have been grown. The
states In the Northwest have been
harvesting the greatest crops ever
grown there.
Great Wheat Harvest.
In Xorth Dakota 140.592.000 bushels
of spring wheat, the greatest spring
wheat harvest ever grown by any
state, were produced. The yield per
acre there was increased from eight
bushels last year to eighteen bushels
this year. Iowa with 119.780,000 bush
els, Illinois with 182,726.000, Minneso
ta with 122,342,000. and Xorth Dakota
with P0.13S.000 bushels were the prin
cipal oats producers. In each of these
states the yield per acre this year
was almost double last year's yield.
"It looks as if we won't have to
Import any potatoes this year." said
Secretary Wilson, in commenting on
the record potato crop. Indications
are that the farmers will have 108.
000.000 bushels more potatoes than
last year, when by reason of the short
crop large quantities were imported
from Europe.
First Game.
At New York R. H. E.
Boston o 0 o o o l .". o o-i 6 l
New York 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 11 S l
Batteries: Wood and Cady: Tesreau.
Crandall and Meyers.
Second Game.
At Boston K. H. B,
New Vork.,,0 loiooosni o t; i! 6
Boston 3000100101 0 0 10 1
Batteries: ""i.iiins. Hall, Bedient and
Carrlgan; Mathewson unit Meyers
Qarae called at end of eleventh! dark
ness William Newton White Dead.
Batavta, x. v. Dr. William Xew
ton White is dead here from heart
disease. He was born in Boone coun
ty, Mo., In 1S47. On May 1, 1873, at
the governor's mansion in Jefferson
City, Mo., his marriage to Miss Cor
nelia Shannon, daughter of James
Shannon, president of Missouri State
university, was solemnized.
Jules Lombard Is Dying.
Chicago. Jules Lumbard, celebrat
ed singer of the civil war, whose sing
nig of "The Battle Cry of Freedom''
caused thousands to join the Union
army, is dying at his home here of
old age. Practically deserted in his
poverty, the once famous basso, now
84 years old, is awaiting the end.
Alleged Smuggler of Chinese Caught.
San Francisco. The United States
revenue cutter Golden Gate picked up
at aea the gasoline sloop Alert, owned
and captained by John Oosterhuis,
who for months has been under sur
veillance by government officials on
suspicion of being engaged in smug
gling Chinese.
Limited Wrecked; One Dead.
Memphis, Tenn. One person was
killed, three probably fatally hurt and
a score or more bruised and severely
shaken when the Southwestern limit
ed Xo. 41, on the Rock Island, was
wrecked near Rlcevllle, Ark.
Farmer Ends Life With Poison.
Orchard Farm, Mo. Henry H. Broe
ker, 38 years old, a farmer, was found
dead in bed by his wife when she
j went to call him to supper. Beside
, his body, was a bottle that had con
i taiued poison.
Men Stop Work to Go to War.
Gary, Ind. Several departments of
the steel mills here may be compelled
to close on account of the great num
ber of men who will return to tbeir
native countries to participate In the
wor against Turkey.
Steamer Reported Sunk.
Halifax. N, S. The fate of the crew
of a large vessel, identity unknown,
first reported afire and then sunk off
Prospect, remains unrevealod. The
government steamer Aberdeen sailed
to give any assistance possible.
Finger Prints on Khr.kl Suit to Be
Inspected by Bertllten Men
I. N. G. Ready to Protect
County Jail.
Qulltty, 111. C. C. Pfanschmldt.
grandfather of Ray rfanschmidt, who
was charged with the murder of his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pfan
schmldt; his sister, Blanche, and Miss
Emma Katmpeh, a teacher, said be
believed his grandson guilty and
would iurnlsh no money for his de
fense. The venerable Mr. Pfanr-chmidt had
maintained the boy's Innocence until
the linking ot the bloody khaki suit
Rt the grading camp where the pris
oner was employed.
Pfanachmldt'l sweetheart. Miss Es
llicr Reeder, to whom ho was to be
married in a few weeks, has deserted
Coroner's Inquest Resumed.
The finance committee of the coun
ty board of supervisors appropriated
money to carry on the Investigation.
Ray Pfanschmldt s ill refuses to talk
to other than his attorneys.
The linger prints of blood found on
he khakt suit, said to have been worn
by Kay Pfanschmldt the night of Sep
iember 27. have been photographed
ind the Bertillon system will be used
to ascertain if the prints are those of
Company F. I, N. O.. still Is under
orders to afford protection at the
SOUnty Jail If necessary. Attorneys
for the defense intimated that If they
on tinned in the case, a plea of In
sanity would be entered.
Aid for Prosecutor.
John Wall, a criminal attorney, was
"ngaged to nsslst the Btate In the
prosecution, Attorney Wall repre
sents E. C. Kaempen, father of the
murdered teacher.
Qulney and Adams county general
ly, though stirred by the develop
ments in the case, are not In fear of
While the feeling against young
Ffansohmldt is blttT. especially In
!he Payson neighborhood, where the
Pfanschmldt family lived, the talk of
violence In the avenging of the crime
Is not at all general, and the spirit
prevails that the law shall take its
Zlcn Teachers on Strike.
Zlon City, 111. A strike of all the
teachers of the Zlon City high school
look place when Overseer Voliva dis
charged Benjamin J. Hess, principal
' sf the high school, who underwent a
surgical operation, contrary to the
medical teachings of Zionism.
i Twelve Firemen In Gas Explosion.
Chicago. An explosion of gas In a
thrae-atory flat building knocked a
dozen firemen off their feet but did
not seriously injure any of them.
Mrs. Charles Lyon, overcome by
smoke, was carried from her third
floor apartment by the firemen.
Leper's Wife Gets Divorce.
Tftftoma, Wash. Mrs. John H. Ear
ly obtained a divorce from John R.
Larly. the leper now- at Diamond
Point hospital. She ke's tho custody
af the three children and $5o of Urir
ly's salary of $95 a month for acting
is keeper of another leper.
Called to Door and Slain.
Xorth Vernon, Ind. Charles Me
Qttald, 71 years old, and his brother
John, 59. were murdered at their
homo, 12 miles southeast of here, by
a man who called them to the door
and struck them on the head with a
Negro's Bite Kills Man.
i Stanford, Ky. Ed Elam, 21 years
eld a farmer. Is dead here from the
effect! of rabies, which developed a
few days after he was bitten by a
I negro iarm hand during a fight two
j weeks ago.
Thirty Killed In Explosion.
Tampico. Mex. Thirty persons were
killed as the result of a powder ex
plosion here. A warehouse In which
the powder was stored and several
adjoining buildings were destroyed by
American's Assailant Sentenced.
j Havana. Enrique Maza, a Cuban
newspaper man who recently attacked
Hugh S. Gibson, the American charge
1 d'affaires, was sentenced to two and
a half years' Imprisonment.
Aviator Leaps, Hurt Fatally.
Birmingham, Ala. Joseph Steven
son, aviator, leaped from his biplane,
. which had become unmanageable at
i an elevation of '50 feet, and suffered
j lnjurlci which physicians say will
: prove fatal.
Mrs. J. B. Harriman III.
Xew York. Mrs. James Borden
Harrlmani heafc of the Woman's Xa
tlonal Democratic campaign commit
tee, and interested in many charities,
Is 111, It was said it was feared an
Operation would be necessarv.
Hunters Freeze to Death.
Denver. Lost in a blinding snow
storm near Cedar Edge, Colo., the
bodies of two deer hunters have been
found covered with 10 inches of snow
near a great boulder, where they had
taken shelter, according to advices.
Boy Killed Rescuing Dog.
Bltnmlngton, HI. In an fffort to
save .ie life of his dog, which had
iitraye under a Chicago & Alton
train, Elmer Moreland, aged '7 years,
was killed here. The train started
when the boy was under a car.
Moberly Engineer Waa Lucky.
George Runyan, a Wabash englneei
of Moberly, owes hla life to the fact
that ha waa called to St. Louis by the
Illness of a relative. Runyan is the
regular engineer on Wabash passen
ger train No. 14 which went Into an
open switch at McFall. George Rich
ardson, who occupied Runyan's seat
In the cab, was caught under the en
gine when It turned over and crushed
to death. The dead engineer wsb mar
ried and resided at Stanberry.
Sample Mile of Road Done.
The demonstration mile of rock
road has been completed connecting
the town of Harrlsonville with the
Orient cemetery, and Col. Woolrldge
reports that the actual coBt of the road
is a little less than 2.000. This mile
was built by C. W. Dobbins for the
purpose of demonstrating that a mile
of standard rock road could be built
for a great deal less than Is usually
Shot Over Board Bill.
Salvador Broutln. 25 years old, was
shot and Instantly killed on the pub
lie, road near Hevier by Ameal Mall
lett. 17 years old. LUClan Maillett, the
father of the slayer, was shot In the
arm when he rushed in front of his
son, trying to prevent the shooting.
All are French. Rrcutin had lived
with the Mailletts for a year, and
nbout two months ago they disagreed
on a board bill.
Handled Money Like Bricks.
H. Witsk a St. Louis street sweeper,
j picked up between $7,000 and $8,0"0
I In coin and currency in three bags
I while at work and threw them to one
1 side, thinking they contained rocks
; that had been left In the street by
boys. He discovered his mistake when
j representatives of the Vnited Rail
ways, who had lost the money, came
back to find it.
Shot Man on a Dare.
Mrs Rosa Russell, 20 years old. shot
and dangerously wounded IxjuIs S.
Packer. 40 years old, at Fulton.
Packer is a boarder at the Russell
home. Mrs. Russell says the shoot
ing was accidental. Mrs. Russell was
sitting on a bed when Packer entered
her room. She told him to stop or
she would shoot him with a shotgun.
He dared her to and she fired.
Horsewoman Injured at Sedalia.
Miss Loula Long, the Kansas City
whip, was slightly injured In a mlx-up
at the night horse show at the state
fair In Sedalia. Miss Long was driv
ing Miss Xutpick In the roadster class,
when she was thrown from a r.tnabout
and dragged several feet before she
was rescued from her perilous posi
tion. Ray County Banker Dead.
Joseph F. Hippy, vice-president ot
the Commercial bank, died at his
home in Lawson following a brief ill
ness. He was one of the oldest pio
neers of Ray county. He is survived
by a widow and three children, Clay
Rlppy of Lawson, Mrs. Etta Hark
radar of Los Angeles, Cal.. and John
D. Rippy, a lawyer of St Louis.
Woman Trails Jail Breakers.
After trailing them into Springfield,
Mrs. J. F. Hufft, the wife of Sheriff
llufft of Laclede county, assisted the
Springfield police in recapturing two
men who broke jail at Iehanon. Mrs.
Ilttfft led a posse that started In pur
suit of the jail breakers in the ab
sence of her husband.
Vandalia Newspaper Sold.
Ti. F. Wilson sold his newspaper, the
Vandalia Mail, to W. It. Melntyre of
Caldwell. Kan. It is reported that tho
Mail will be independent in politics.
Telephone Saved Missourian.
: Michael T. drier, of Kansas City,
narrowly escaped death in his room
i at the Ryan hotel in St. Paul, Minn.,
when he accidentally took an over
: dose of medicine containing chloro-
form. His condition was discovered
: when Dr. G. E. Routh entered his room
I In response to a call from Giier over
) the telephone.
Hannibal Wants Better Roads.
A movement for better roads In
western Illinois and northeast Mis
souri is spreading rapidly to get hun
dreds of car owners in this part of
the country to join the Hannibal Auto
association. Its aim is to better the
road conditions In this part of the
Warrensburg Bonds Sold.
The Fidelity Trust Company ot
Kansas City purchased Warrensburg
Btreet Improvement and sewer bonds
amounting to $32,000. They are di
vided: $30,000 for street Improvement
and $12,000 for sewers and sanitation.
All run twenty years and draw 5
per cent.
Interest in Navigation.
Much interest In the navigation of
the Missouri river is being manifested
in Lexington and business men desir
ous of providing a suitable landing for
the boats are trying to have the sand
bar at the levy removed.
Traveling Man Slugged.
J. F. League, a traveling salesman,
lies in a precarious condition In a
Springfield hospital as a result cf be
,ng slugged by highwaymen. He was
attacked on one of the principal resi
dence streets and robbed of $235.
Women's Progressive Club.
The National Women's Progressive
club was organized at St. Joseph with
Mrs. J. F. Curtis as chairman and
organizer. More than 40 St. Joseph
women became charter members, fol
lowing a talk by Mrs. C. T. Porter.
Alumni Magazine Out.
The Missouri Alumnus, the first
magazine published by the University
of Missouri alumni in several years
has Just been Issued. The magazine
la devoted almost entirely to newt and
articles about the university.
Decision a Result of Expert Investigation.
0,y On. ef the W-JN
works Harm-Bsrn Owl Haa A
most Exclusive Diet of
iRata and Mice,
ton The whole
1 famllv
vvasnine""" , . K
has likewise been JJJJS
biological eurvey court, rtgommly
i.i.j annllv discharged wltn tne
-v. . I n e w nun w , - j
exception of a single Individual. The
old horned 01 of the forest s Irreal
ity an outlaw. He sits In the depth
of the forest and broods. Mli
dom and his brooding have caused him
to become unduly melancholy and he
has grown vindictive against his rival
In wisdom, man. To avenge himself
upon his rival-he makes haste to devas
tate whatever chicken roosts may lie
in his path. BecaUIS of these depre
dations undlscrlmlnatlng man. to
whom al! owls looked alike, long ago
set nbout tho annihilation of all these
creatures of the twilight.
Vncle Som'P "Wt witnesses, have
taken a great deal of pains In making
out an exhaustive case with reference
to the owl. The habits of the accused
aided In this work. With other birds
the final' deductions as to the articles
of diet was reached after the exam
ination of hundreds of stomachs or
crops. The or 1 bolts its food without
chewing .and U0h portions of It as
feathers, hair or bones are afterward
made Into a tt Htt In the stomach and
belched up. 'These pellets may be
picked up abi' it the nest of the owl.
An examination of them determines
accurately Jus what the owl has been
The scientis'3 of the biological sur
' vey have become expert In determin
ing what crea ure has been eaten
through the r.'i'overy of but a small
fragment of it The thigh hone of a
frog, for insta'"'6. 18 readily distin
guished from hat f a mouse. The
grasshopper hi a well-known and 'In
digestible boot' and number V
these in the pt1"'1 of an ow' 'ndl 'e
the number earn at thp niost r ent v
meal. Even u'u Poft and appi "-nt-
ly digestible c,t ature as the cat- rpll-
lar has a jawb.' " tllat defies tin aa
trie juices for I )ollB time. The -mall
bones of the ltiHiS ,Be b:nl of sim
ilar size are re;.y Jtferentlated All
weed seeds are tadlly nfeo,ognli8d by
these experts, en after IS I OtOt lay
ers have been cgested off ' " ot der
ful deductions ar made by thes-. men
from materia! tilt would mean ,oth
lng to any otlu dozen men in t'ue
I'nited States.
There is one family of owls that
these scientists ad under observation
for years. The: are of the barn owl
variety. Their lellets were examln-
Wmf$&imM: Ji sBsVaBI
H&'l ' Bal aVnarsWJPnBgLgI
IV J XVVv nHllsfl
Friend ot the Farmer.
id without end It has been proven
)ver and over again that their diet is
ilmost entirely of mice and rats. They
md their brood devour Innumerable
nice. A barn owl may be matched
igainst a family lot throe score house
:ats and will Win eut as a rat and
mouse destroyer. In its low Hitting in
the dusk it is ever after the destroyer
if the crops of man. It is laboring in
lis interest and d marvel his protec
ion. instead of wi.'ch, death has beeu
meted out by man to this, one of his
&eBt friends and servitors.
Austrian Civil Court Calls on Heirs of
Man to Withdraw This
Vienna. A lengthy notice appears
I m the Official Gazefte, calling upon
the heirs of the late i'ount Franz Palf
; fy, who died on November u, 1852, to
j withdraw a deposit from the treas
ury of the civil court, of justico which
has been lying there over 30 years,
i The sum Is one heller one-fifth of a
cent. Unless Withdrawn, under Aus
trian custom, it will be applied to
paying off the national1 debt.
Deceived by Her Countryman.
Xew York. Only four) months here
from Poland, Pauline Ciktum told the
police of Mllburn, X. JMthat she had
already had one experience with tha
perfidy of men iu thii country who
propose marriage whe they do not
mean It. 1
The man who deceived her, she de
clares. Is a countryman Joseph Zmer
Bkl. She expended about! $100 for wed
ding clothes, and now hap learned that
Zmerski was joking. ,
Recorder McGee advised ber to con
sult a lawyer.
Nurse Is Left $10,000,000.
New York Relatives of John 8.
Lyle, who upon hla deaU at the age
of 94 lett $10,000,000 to Julia Gertrude
Hannon, a nurse, were I'urprlsed In
their plans for a will content when the
attorneys for the millionaire during hla
life brought to light the marriage ot
Miss Hannon and Lyle. The estate
Is valued at $40.000,000,, and Miss
Harmon was made sole exePUtrtx with-
x oone
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