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mme AND HERALD. ;b: if.uimnoton Cnnc? ipnntmo Co. FARMINGTON, ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, MO., JULY 28, 1905. Volume 32, Number 30. 25 We are busy and haven't time to go over our goods and mark them, but From Now Until August 1st We will allow 25 PER CENT OFF All Summer Goods, Straw Bats and Ladies' Low Shoes. These are real bargains and you can't afford to miss them. Come early, for they must go now . COLE & NIXON MREGANTILE GO. smith ft marbury Attorneys-at-law, Parmlmtotti rvi J. L HAW, JR il I UK VI 'I W I AVV . Paralalias, Hisses rl VW. S. ANTHONY, TTORNEY-AT-LAW Pnimluftou, tvi DR C L BLANKS I 'HY HI CI AN, I irmiagloa, linsesrl. Hitler in lleiill) llulltltns It'Kiui I" W. H. YOUNG .TTORNEY AT LAW. mm m PUBLIC anii 11 slid: ill till HKACI FARM 1 N(Tt)N, MO. . mi. e in 1 '11 w w inrams' IIUlMtll OWEN A. SMITH, M. D.. BY IS ni BAR A T FA H IM H K I ii,..iu . Thurwin) sad Setordry. iMCce In. ICiiliiiiiiir. Itnlliltua- AT VL AT RIVR. MumlitA, film ttlus ntul I ritlio DR. I. HORTON, DENTIST. atn, PARMINOTON, MISSOURI ufllrti ui' 1 win In Holler a Lena Building. DR. E. B. BARROW, SJP DENTIST, FARMINCTON, MISSOURI. IM TU I' Mull Ho. 11 Iti-nlly Itinlilitiu . 'rlcni" Nil Ift. ItWldCU Nil I"' DR W. L.WINN, il.H VLir.l AN and SURGEON. II liriii uifiton. Mo. ulll'l IV KI'CKKS HI 11 MM. , NKXT IIOOK In Kit II IKIMMIN ItlilK.I.. UBn 'lliooe, 1-. Ilusutonee. ri B, lis DR. C. R. FLEMING PHYSICIAN, Furmlngton, : : Missouri 1 nti.-i in limit) Building, tituii: 'PllflKK ij 1 11 hi vi 1 ' I'm ink .Nil 7 7 I Nil. III. C. A TETLEY, DENTIST I AKMIMHOY MISSOURI Bt '. lewelei store. DR. J. W. BRAHAM, RESIDENT DENTIST, 5 Farnilusaii, IVXo. A. 1 1. kcimii "i a. in. 1 operatlont with tin 1. ii' 1 ami moil upprovotl iii'i'Miinces nnd IMitlc.il- All WOlll I'llurulll 1 In nil e sat taction, a-1 intee 10 maiden EDWRD A. ROZIER, STTORNEY AT LAW, l . KM I No l i iN, MlSSOUSI. VITii.i practice in nil the courts of jii ourl. inter in Realty Bullrtini . has stood the test 25 years. Average Annual Sales over One and a Half Million bottles. Does this record of merit appeal to you? No Cure, No Pay. 50c Enclosed with every PER CENT OFF i THE HIGHER LIFE. iK I't.HASANT time to " kimlh smile I'.iek .it I I Woman':, Honor I til an itgmiit limn by tbe genii count t ies, ami is so set thai if it 1 a breath n inxcd into lilonn li I no r tropical lli'll lilt! eillllclill e and tender bed vmiIi imi tout HOW t 1 aril Ml prevent II blight or wipe Such a Howi llWIt) II r is llir slum. ooih) nnmi ui woman . 1 biu laeai h ui suspicion, out' word of .-hinder, will leave ii marred ami bruised forever, .Men ami women are not Rtlfll ciently iniiidful ol i Ins fael . Too often Irilles lighl as air an distorted bj the frivolous or tin baae or die ungentle, into the mas uitudc oi ilamiiing facta, Ton often lien born in tbe hearts of seouudrols ami circulated by the lips of fools have whispered repu till inns to ileal Ii 1 iiee sturti'il. iliey travel like winged vampire on their missions of infamy, gather mi; lillli as they pass from knavish lip In foolish ear ami out again. Thus common gossip takes up the work nf spreading tin' compos) upon tin' wee, Is until they nhoki dowu the fairest Mowers. linssip lit the blaok witeh nf fnlnt'liood, the courier of bad news, the liandmaideu of .-lumler. It whispers evil into the ear nf Hie world. 1) is dumb to otter good, hut wiih 11 thousand tongues it spreads the bone, the vile ami the impure, It repeats nothing thai is not bad, it forgets everything thai is good, It is a snake in the grass, a Rlthy reptile that travels with its in lly in the ground) leaving its trail nf slime behind, It can damn with taint praise, ami without sneering teach the rest to sneer. It is the master of inueudo, Ii can circulate falsehood with knowing winks ami with an hundred arts of deception convey tbe lie it dares mil utter. This is g0Mipand il is mure. It is a human Harpio who with no sated appetite leaves its feasl on festering reputations in the char nel house of character to devour the good name nf the innocent ami pure, it is the areli enemy nf woman's honor and has with its lying tongue stabbed many a rep utation in the back. There was a lime when it was leas common in speak lightly of the reputation of woman. There was a lime when newspapers were less prone in publish stories compro mising a woman's honor. We Grove's Tasteless Chill fcottle a Tan Cent, package of Grove's wen nearer the pioneei ways ami the shotgun method of protecting the good name ot women obtained by common consent ami those who dared -peak disparagingly of any ot them did sn at their iiumiueul peril I 'ut with the advance of civil- I i.ntion people have in me more law abidiugi there is mure of a ills- I position to adjust all difference! in th courts. Hut this, instead of making men less careful of the attacks liny make upon women, should make them more careful The should do through reverence land respeel for the sex what the j fear ot a shotgun made them do a generation ago, We are glnd of ! the growth of the law abiding eplr it . imt we dad it in our hearts to I wish for 11 revival of that ohl tune spirit ui chivalry which made everv I man the guardian of every woman's I honor ami decreed that the slight est stigma could oulj be washed a Win with lilooil The newspapers ot this conntry j who Hghl the battles of law ami or ; der shiuilil he the first by precept I and example to protect nntl shield I he good inline ol w. illletl No story should be printed concerning 1 them and compromising them which ' might mil he (rue, and when a I woman has no wealth, no influen tial friends-nothing hut her good j name she should appeal for pro , i el urn lo no editor in vain . A woman's honor is worth more I than a newspaper story, and it is heller not to print the news than In unjustly destroy the reputation ot a good woman. -News-Seimitar. Not a Sacrifice. Iiecently 11 L'leat deal has lieeii heard concerning the nan who have 'made "great sacrifices'' in order to in pt high position undorthe gov ernment. The latest example is thai of Mr. Hoot, who Is being i lauded highly because be gave up a law practice worth perhaps $100,- 1 000 u year to accept a cabinet po sition at a salary of f8,000 a year. I In n 11 nt address 'resident 1 Itoosevcll lauded Mr. Jluy and Mr. 1,'uot heeaiise as he pui it, they pre ferred I he public service to i he mere accumulation of money. Would it not be well for tbe Presi dent to acquaint the public with the real fuels. Mr. liny was a wealthy man. and it required no real ftuaueial sacrifice on his purl to devote his life tn the public ser vice. .Mr. Bool is also a wealth) mini, ami he made no real sacrifice when he accepted a cabinet posi tion. President Roosevelt himself in herited 11 fortune, and he has never felt the pinch of poverty. Why, then, speak of wealthy men who accept public office as if they were making great sacrifices for their country? It has been a long while since a cabinet position was held by a man who was forced to mort gage his home or undergo financial straits in order to give the country the benefits of his wisdom and statecraft. The ( 'oinmoner. To Cure b Cold in One Day Take LAXATIVK BBOMO QUININE Tablets, All druggists raMnd the money If it fall to care. B, W (Iroto, IgOStUrs is on eaoh hnx. -!5e. I'arts of Wisconsin experienced quite 11 little Hurry of snow on July Tonic Black Root Liver PflU. U. S. GUNBOAT BLOWS IIP Sixty Dead and Many More In the Hospitals Whose Injuries Will Prove ratal. Boiler On tbe Uunbeat Bennington i..ipl)' In tbe Harbor at San Dlegu, CaL ALMOST EVERY 1DN ON BOARD EITHER KILLED OR WOUNDED All Hi, WoundvS Ballcvad iiar Dcu i. Rami ii,.ii,u RvaaaaS lr lite Water aafl TnLen to Hi,- iit.ii,i. i uit. t.iiiiiK. Ike i BMaiaader, ivu. labor hi TIsm Ol .'.'i,l,'iil Thr Voaaol Alutuat u W leek. a roll call ordered by Com- matider Young ta imurii the BtlUUlngtoa some DOUrS lifter the explosion showed lit ne-ii present, leaving 136 unaecouat. eii for These Included dead, in- Jureil ami ntSStttSj, Commander Ifouns balteves 9 some of the missing men were ' drowned, unit Hint their bodies win tie found in tt.e bay Hollers 111 the t'nited States n.i -.r Beniiiimiiiii blew up St San DlegO, ('ill., Sut ini; 1 tu Muay wer the entire ed (In tin oreaoon of rrlday, July ti, killed outriaht, and almost rew were killed or wouinl luly tt tin- list of the dead lunnlii red 00. on thai day 17 were burled in one grave, 0a the enusi of the promontory Loam, high above the shimmering waters of sun Diego imy. ind within s d of the boomlag suit fit the Paelfll . tin y were laid to rest In the utile uiiiuary burying ground wlthoul eraah and sound of drum and hraBS, WttbOUl pomp utut parade, hut. with simple oa ram on las, all tumor eras pint lo the NATION'S dead AbOUl I In is. mtuc w ho SaVfl up their lives i of California, ami who nodore B took ton hi oui Those uru their neigh Sun rasqual. bOTS In diuth (la ilu -Id (he fiillowmi; SStlmate wus aiade: Buried in in I lit nry eemi Rossi mas, 47; dead now cry ut Porl in morauc, 10, awaiting shipment deua in S re room of i Ein recovered, 2; total d Injured m various ho Missing, Qraad tmui. US. Uf the Injured ul has Slghl ure expeeted to to relatives; nnliiKiou siill id. N, alluls, 49. plluls, Keyed or die Torty-nlne bodies were I two were In ten iii Hie cemetery, but into back upon t sie rra phic orders for sblpflMBt. Kusltin Telly's body has heen em linlnied ami will be shipped lo the aaval cemetery at Annnpoii-i W iin l-rcpm-liiic to li-Bir. The Bennington at the time uf the sei Idenl was lylr.R In the stream jus! .iff the Commercial w-hnrf at the foot of II street The warship had orih-ru from the navy department at Washing ton to sail for Port Harford, when SBS wus to meet the inunPor Wyoming and convoy ihe vessel to the Mure Ul and navy yard. Steuni wus op anil everything was in readiness for salliai Whoa eaadeolr, mni wttavaat vrara. Inii ii ImlriiT file Mtiirliimril riiniiirtl heller eiiltllleil with n ,1 raft-ntna rim r. The txplostoo was terrific People Itaadlng on the shore saw a cloud of whits steam rise shovs i lie. BaBBlngton Columns of water were hurled into the air and for u dlHtuiieo of nearly (wire the he;hl of the spars of the vewtel ii was Immediately spparem that an SWfUl dlSSStsr had happniod on board the warship The Ferryboat Haumnti wus Coming airnss the bay at the lime of the scctdeul Capt. Bsrtalsen, of the Bomona, Immediately i;avr orders to change the course of the boat, ami In stead of continuing his trip to Ban Hie- go, side of lbs bay, hurried to the side of the slnklna warship. iiiirrit-ii iii ii,,. nasawa, The tug Santa IV. whlcb wus tied up at the Commerctsl wharf; the launch eni DeRusssy, and a Isrge number of ni . er launches ami water craft which were near the Irene ul the time, also nulled to the ssslsUUMS of the llen lilngton and endeavored to give what srslstsnce possible. By the time the It imona hud arrived many sailors of the Bennington who hud Jumped into tbe bay 10 sacape the scalding steam, hud been rescued, and the removal of tbe wounded, which slready had been common ced, was beiim conducted in perfect order The crews of the Santa Ke, lie Hussey and McKlnley and the other boats present lent yeoman aid in picking up the wounded sailors anil transferring them to the ihore t'uiiiiimnder tiirug Wn. .l.liorr. At the time of the accident Com- mander Luelen Yejmg and surgeon v. E Peck were on i-'iore. The two offi cers, as soon as thr" learned of the dis aster, hurried to the water front, where Commander ITouni took charge On Imnril the llemiliiKtnn were pvoaoateg taestMe sesae, Vftio toree of the OMplaalOB had torn a Krr.l heir In the atnrSoard -lilr nf the l lp and the vassal alrradr rumiiii-iii'liiR tu ll.t. A section of the upper derk was car rlsd BWay from stem tostern. Blood and Wreckage was distributed over the en tire ship, the after rahln and the vicin ity of the Ship adjacent to the eTp!&,t ed boiler resembling a eharnel hount. Administratrix's Notice. Notice Is hOISbf given tnut letters of ail ministration were grunted to Hie under mgueil by the Probate court of ft. rtmneOIS county, Missouri, dated June i. we, on tbe online oi SALIVA II. LU)Tn, leeened. All psteoas linvliiK claims agulnut aulil SS tate art rtKiuosted Id wmMI them to tin iiiiiniiiistiutrix for alMwanes within pas rear trom the data of (aid letters, or they inny be praeladad Iriuii any bMsai of mill Mtate; and If not axhllHtad fur allowance within two roan from the date ol saw let ters they will In lorever barred. ANM I B. LXOTD, Admlnutratrix July T. 1906. Over it all tunic a ;ri:it I'lriiu! of traits saioke wtii' ii drifted slowli toward the Ooroaado ibor. Alii l'r bo 1 1. J.i i i-il. The seen,, nt burrylna sinlnilsiinsa. hacks, carriages of evarj description Which had teen Summoned, added to the aacltemsni Bverj physician who could be reach' ii by leli phone was miied to the water from Within a COIBParStlvelj iborl II m arly a doz- were on the i-i ens and attending the wouadad A dozen or lift. .11 men were blown overboard by the fores of tbe territh explosion Capl Weatworth, who was lookiiiK a; the Bennington when tlx- I dliMRter Occurred, says t lie (..it human boille. t 11 r I e ri m.r -1 hnmii'i'ii i.-i'i upward. Th air was black With --iiioke wlileh enveloped nlsnri i away oni men on Hie decka When ll onuld he llii'T Wept lower, d from Hi" vessel' Side and lie of i h. ni were picked up and taken board tloillni. il ll,- ..oil Hrroanltioa. I In 1" ilii' of IIIUIiV .if I In- Ii;- l: h the wrecked In mi fnmmun'li t Young, as soon as he ruuiheti .he ship, gave orders thai the Sir tight con. purlin. uis 1" closed to preent ihe listing ship -inking and thai he magaxtnes be flooded to avert fuittier ssplosloni Temporary guar, lers ashore wen arranged foi the I wounded. h.ii) otttaone votantooeoa aaa barrlod la laanehee to the relief ot j thaes oo Ihe Itl-fatrd kt. Some uf I he I ,.lolit.,.r. litre olulbli' lo .tmui lha elehontna elahf vrhtag nrf their nil.,.. as the wounded were removed they were hurried in ambulances, carriages, I wug'iiiH and stitomobili n to the hos pitals. Ufa laapertlaa Ihe llotlora. eer NSISOS WS InspectlnR Hie boilers as a preltmlnsry to the -ssel's leaving port. He was no! neriously injured Ot) cis and nu n who wen- sblc to SS- lo keep lh. pti ; in. m .. fur (I da: hi 'the ship t o.ll I OH ton, Jul) HI. Not illli'i' tin- m-SMoa haliloohlp Maine mi blaera up in Havana harbor bo. the oar ,t , p n r i to ni i hooa oMtaroS in rri'nr. M ill.a.l,',' I,. oo.- ol lliw Imi-rim n -wr n -iif-w.f frarffal n- IbM Of I rliln. BhtgineOf otgesrs ib not recal when a boilsi iiu exploded aboard s warship ot the United Btati Mishapi lih sligl Hie marine mrps thai no marines were a' nut Hie !l -11 1' ll I U: . (iill Elliott cofaasandani of Hi" corp.. hurried ovei to the na y depsrtmeni upon learnlns of the explosion and eagerly longhl the di talis. ON THE WAY TO PANAMA. vi in Take Ten lo Ttventi 1'eara to I nn.t riirt Soateel mull noil I'll,, or tk a i.oi'U i anal. New York. July 25 -Chairman I'll"" i' shnntK oi Hie Patterns canal com mission, with John K Stevens, Hi" new engloeer-lu-chii'f. are sailing for thr isthmus on tin stsamei Ifexlco It 1h Mr Slioiiis' first trip to thi Isthmus. TIlKdIMIRK P SHUNTS "First.'' he said, "we must look ovet health conditions, sanitation and con tentment of the men Mr. Stevens and I tulked over the plBBS in a general way with the president. The kinil ol a rnnal to he built Is to be decided upon I should -ay It would take ten or twenty years to const mcl a sea tevel and live or six years a lock canal.' RECKLESS AUTOMOBILISTS No I'nr This tenr 1in'. Ilnve lleen Killed mid I llli-l nur I it - loreii in Chisago, Chicago. July 2f. .- Seven persons killed and M Injured is the record made io fur this Jen by the SUtOmobUUttS In Chicago. Al hough ihe year is htil little more than half over, the figures show an appalling Increase over last year's record oi kilted and injun-d. Wiiuinn Killed In Itntintvnr. Wfjosntngtan, Hi. July 83. Mrs, J. 0. Carroll of Levi ifrtnn was killed In a runewav n -ir Ihsl plana. At tbe munioipal Bleotioa held in Annapolis, ltd., the Democrats elected tbe mayor, city attorney nnd three out of six aldermen, giv ing the party control of the city. Buffalo Hill has already prepared the, place where he is to be bnried. In the wonderland trail of Yellow stone National Park in one of the loneliest places be bus bail n toiuh built of solid rock . T FIRE IN IHE HUMBLE OIL FIELD Men and Mule. Fighting the Flames Burned to Death, and Many Are Injured. MILLIONS OF BARRELS ON FIRE LOSS MANY MILLIONS OF DOLLARS BtftSf Mtartetl lt m Stroke uf l.lKht- II 1 IIU- UO to ' ' I Ini!.''.. Vet- llt'oiios'il Iii unit 1'i-rltsli Oth--ri I'lulil J'lit-lr Witt ThroiiKl' la snrti. t;illtts, Tex,, July 25 A bullpllti 1 1 din DVhitlt., ilif nearest, station tu tbe Humbte oil MA, h tHt oh that the Are tl .till li'irntnp unil Hprat1 li);. Thr lire was Hurt-,, hy a strokf or llKht ntng. It hi; an fcrthCD tan);, ami In .i inoitit'iii a uiilliun barrels (if oil wen tfisYortPi an- kit-in (lin-i tt d to sav the large laoka of tb6 Ottffvy cosisMiny KlVf iiniiiritt iiiiii bodlti i of ni'-n Inirttd In the firi liavc btetl n toviretl. Thf (leftd uii i stinmUMl at lioni 1U tu slnvy of tin nteu ittciceeded in i tpinfi tb rough tii thinuit llm of Bfi They arc btdty bumtd, ami received lurglcai a titi nedlcftl .f ' ihum at a farm bouee outaldi of the u sone lnrl) UMC t lio tisiii ii il Mf arr nt work llfctlilltiit it" fin, the inula) t lttirl Iii Iiik flirt rli-il o pOMalne tils' iiniuth to their p !!' ii t It ail la. Tin- t"- tt mat os of loss an 5,000,000 barrcll of Oil, eight larKf tgnki and collateral proportion. ''hi' i".- in money vgluee, eecording in tin si' i fttinaten, would roaeh f-.'HiO,-ftftO ni Iia.-i. .m. ! may possibly no to double i-tai figure. AOTKdtfiji to die latest bulletin then iii tu be Utile hop. of reeculni the men Kurroteaded by the Hemea, even bt ii" Covrrina an uros of tnrse-fjusrters or .. itilie sgunre, wlttl greai caaopj of I r 1. rovellng tWO -quure lilies, Ihe ' ii 1 1-1 nt ihe Ti mi- company con iii ii 'ii boll satl bublils nasVsr Ussgrsai bi ; ' in Hi I umlttS oil When li can t e extinguished no one gusssss, Cer iii. e!i uul until It has burned alt of 'in on ir Hie 1 1 bts tanks in. -I-., nrr nondrrilr. ol NnnioloM ,.;.i... ,.i, ie oi ihrfs onl, miniiiiiu o train io an to llnonfon for onolter, Piii v wi r.' living in tems and shacks to the town away front ilaiiR-r The) lift all their bslonsinaa. Sad UU) have I . u destroyed by Ore, which runs uui lOWard t tu oil Reld. It has not yet lieen communicated tn any ul' the derricks in wells Durlna ife - whole or the algal titers was a heavy dowapour uf rain, ami ihi covered 'he ground with sheet of water, coated Hh a thick film nf oil It this waste oil ".itches fire then ll is probable thai the tanks of the Out ii rompany, 'he Bun company ami tii.. sntsller owners may go. These tank In. Ill 1,100,000 lianels of oil. Bhorily aftei the big tank tean tn . 200 workmen with 75 mnUs were hurried to tie plscs in throw up earth an smbsnkments lo conttne tbe tire tu lie unil. where ii originated, NuilaVnl, ti,e oil aavr no apheaval, bobbles ana nriri n uroal om. ot it... bornlna Bold bodllr oni of thr lanki nnd tar- are was eammaaloaS "ll It, llll'ee ol til,- other tHilk. Tii" burning oil eaugbl the men ami mules snd bentmed them in There was a wilil scramble for safely, met dropplns the S(-feperi und reins anu f etitn Boms of ihem mounted niulri. uuil not Ottt, Imt ut liaSI 40 nf tbe mules balked snd were orematsd. Kivo ne- gTOSS were seen to Itu down, and It Is nut bellevsd possthls they could have sseapsd while nil of the nssa havs not been ascountsd tor. thsss gvs srs all that are certainly known to have perished NEW ORLEANS NOT EXCITED The llv llffiimra to Worrj Over thr l ( gin ot Wllo t-vr ( t .- - ' 1 There, New Orleans, July 24 This city re fuses lo become excited over the yel low fever The tdMUWllM NssbvlllS is running extra trains in order to return people to the riiy from gnM coast resorts because of Ihe state em IjarRO placed by t'le Mississippi au thorities Sgalnst New Orleans: SHAH OF PERSIA COMING ,1 amaSfor Kd-Dtn win Shortlr Ooass to thr I lilted SlalM null 'I'hee On to lelli-o. London, duly 25. a Paris dispatch ays that Milafter Bd-DIn, shah of Persls, who Is vlsltlttg Paris, will short ly go to Havre, where he will spend a week duriun the yu'hllnK regalia. II.' will then go to Qatsnd, after which he will visit the United States and Mexico. A Millionaire Killed. I.os Angeles, CaL, July 22 M. T. Hancock, n millionaire, was killed In an SU to mobile accident at night. Mrs. Hancock and four children were badly hurt. MKbtnlnar Flrrd Oil Tank. Cleveland, Okla., July 23 The oil tank tire here, caused by a stroke of lightning, caused damace to the extent of $45,000. Inve.tlantlna I ottnn l.rnk Scandal. Woshlngton. July 24 The grand jury of (he District of Columbia has la-gun Investigating the cotton report leak scandal Tbe runnwny ntarriafle of their daughter to a Oentile so inoeQaad n wealthy' Jewilb family in Moni- piiis timi liipy in-ill (nnand wrviaga ovei' the name of the girl, indicnt itiB that she is dead to them. One dozen nueum IterH nt one meal proved fatal to Mrs. Mury Greer nt Kvnusville, Intl., on tbu 28d. Sev ern! other cueumber eases were re ported tbe Buuie day. I THE MARK AND THE, MOTTO BCP?fc I I "The Recollection of Quality yjjf I Remains Long After 9'M(l:3 I I The Price is Forgotten" y mKUTTffijk Ml St IMONa BAROWajU COIMPANY, W ml 20U Broadway, M. v. Vorl.. W SOLDIER INMATES DENIED SUFFRAGE Judge Evans Rules That They Como Under Inhibition in Constitution Against Occupants of Asy lums at Public Expense. Rolla, Mo., .lulj I cnil Court of Phelps vened in adjourned with rjoeeial .linlt:.' -Tl t ir presidiog. Th ntested eases ot A. II. Utile (Dem.) v- William Sliinsoii Sr. (Bap.) tor the Ofllecl ofColleotor and U. Ii. Matlock (Dam.) vs. Vrank Kpradliug (He )i fur the uCBoe of Assessor win i oalled for trial. These oaaas '"ill in question the legality of votes nt the inmates ot the Federal Soldiers' Home at si . James, The Rontestants also charged fraud in the counting of the luillois at the hist general clec-1 tion. The eases were lirst willed for I trial before L, B. VVoodside of this! circuit, lie lu-M that the inmates of the soldiers' home Were rUu!ifi 'I voters. Judge VVoodside atterward waa disqualified bj ihe euntestcesl on aceount of his rulings on other points of ihe caae. Judge W. VV, ! Bivans was than selected by .iy;i i manl in try Hie oaaes ( i.n st n.iii:us' VOTBH. When the oases were oalled lor trial before Judge ISvans this after noon, the attorneys for the conies- ! tees liled a demurrer to Hint part Of eon test nuts notice "I contest which alleged Ihe inmates ol the Soldiers' Borne al SI James wen illegal voters nnder section 9 ot article H nf the ( '(institution . w hich j provides thai no person while! kept ill ii pOOrnOUSe or other iisy i i si in nt public expense snail he al lowed to vote ut any election in this state." Judge Bvsns overruled the de mnrrer and declared that such per bom name within the constitutional inhibithin and that their votes were illegal, notwithstanding the fact ' that the Revised Statutes ot Mi suari excepted them from -aid con j stitutional provision, holding thai, it was not compete!) I where the Constitution prohibits any cIbbh from voting for the Legislatnrc to; except any of said class from I he! provisions denying the class the right of suffrage, In other words, Judge Evans held the exceptions a- to Federal Soldiers Home ami Confederate Soldiers Borne iii sect ion 691)4, Re vised .Statutes 1899, to lie in con i Itiet with section article 8, of the ( '(institution, and, therefore, void in so fat' us ii attempted n nfer the right of suffrage upon inmates of these institul ions. TO I'HHVKNT CLIyl KS. Judge Evans in delivering bis opinion said : "It was nut the in tention ot the framers of the Con stitution to hiimihatc the inmates of eleemosynary institutions or to class Ihem us paupers, Imt for the purpose of protecting the public against an inclination thai would naturally grow up in these institu tions to control the local affairs ol the community in which they might he located." The right to vote is not an in herent or an alienable right, he said, hut one that is confined or witheld by the lawmaking power of the Stale. The Democratic contestants are represented by Watson, Holmes. Hampton and -I. -I. ('rites of Holla und Judge T. A Sherwood of Springfield. The Republican con- testees are represented by ex-Senator James B, Harrison of Rolls nnd Judge t'bnrles II. Sliubert oi Richland. St. Louis Republic. On July 1st coni advanced in price 10 cents per ton. Cntton Leak Scandal. ll' ii Inlin e can he placed upon the stutuuicuts ot John Hyde, statisti cian und ehiel ot the bureau of eta listicj ni i In Department of Agri culture, in his letter of resignation, ;i luosl deplorsbli nditiou of af fairs exists in that department. Hyde, who has been making up the crop reports duriug the nasi four years, charges u conspiracy upon the part of certain powerful inter ests tn mist him from office, the plain inference being t hut these "interests" sought the corruption nt the agencies of the government. ( hie may not , ot course, accept a- conclusive any statement ot a government clerk who resigns under tire, especially when open oorrnp tiou has been proved m the depart ment of which be is a part. Re cent Boantlals in Secretary Wilson's office resulted in the dismissal of Edwin s. Holmes, w ho was charged wiih giving statistical information in cotton brokers in advance of general publication. While it is imt shown that Hyde was implicat ed iii i his scandal, his resignation ni tins time is net calculated to in spire confidence in his charges of conspiracy. However, there is ground lor beliei Hint somewhere in the Department ot Agriculture there is a bug ituder a chip." Mr Bydc siivs he was being perse cuted by a "powerful organisa tion" that was trying to bring aboul bis retirement, if this is so, it is plaiulj Mr. Byde's duty to ti ll all In- knows ii) i tut this con spiracy in oiiler to protect other governmental servants in the dis charge of their duties, Tin- em ploycs ol all departments of tbe fed eral administration should be pro tected against any unlawful influ ences thai threaten them. Any clerk or other employe should feel sin f his position so long ns be performs his duties acceptably. It would be indeed deplorable if Hyde or any other public servant should in forced to resign because of per secutions from outside interests nf any kind There is every reason to believe Hint the coi ion scandal in the De pertinent of Agriculture will be probed to Ihe bottom. It is the policy of tin Roosevelt administra tion to make a clean sweep wher ever n suspicion of fraud or cor ruption arises. The light of pub licity has had ii wonder effect in oleausing certain postal, customs, diplomatic, Panama and other scaudale, and in the present in stance it is pretty certain thai President Roosevelt will not depart from bis custom, f s government clerk resigns lie should have some better excuse than the fear thai outside influence will secure his dis missal. Under the circumstances Secretary Wilson so ted unwisely in accepting Hyde's resignation without either satisfying himself that these outside "influences" were a myth or securing enough evidence to fasten this charge nf corruption where it belongs. The Commoner. In view of Paul Morion's recent experience with the newspapers during ins connection with a cab inet office, he has issued orders to the employes of the Equitable Life nSUrSUCe Society not to discuss publicly any of the society's af fairs, bnt asks them to tell their "troubles" lo him privately, unil if it is though! necessary be will give them to the public. Dallas. Texas, wus visited by n cloudburst on the 23rd, which did s big amount of damage to proper ty, nnd before tin- people bad re covered from their panic n second one deluged them the following day, adding greatly to the damage. The Milwaukee grand jury re cently returned C" indictments against county officials and others. They were all chargeP with "graft."