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THE FARMINGTON TIMES
THE FARMINGTON TIMES PTG. CO. Publishers. rKMIN''TiN .MISScriM A man Isn't necessarily bald b 1 uitsc In' has no hlr. A low lying count :y lines rin! nerd to have low 1 Ing i - i . I A cut may not ho muiti lot milk, bill as Hi.' buitor lie l- In class A. .lai'Hii appears In lir going ahead on ilu- i hi-iiry lliut Kima is not yet V. years nf age ' I-' in- lur Minim:," sns a ln-nilllnn In a Molilalia paper 1 1 1 court or moonlight on tin lake'.' Surprise is expressed when a worn nn burglar la diugh; that i-lir should he siili.-hlv dressed. 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I..JI. Hi.- ''I'-' Nr :-. it is a . II- v- .. 'I licy-l- II,- ! -, s l."l'--:v. 'Iw btmize I.i.i- in Now Y"i k inn lior w ill I,.- i-,.,,. . ,,1,1 , Oi-ml,. i The j:i.i-i i.ni. i.t. a - if in col.-:.,,,.,. In : l.irtli.la; . L paring an V iim int., I,, r ton h , mi.- ai III "'I ing In i .- ,.- i a I . . , , -,,,; lnr -In skin Hi.- tin i, . ., 'III',,' ;! .-in,,' i: T ,i t. li I'l'. t'i. but ot s.-. .ii,.-.:, -.1-1 I "II -i -! ... 'a', on on thi- !' "Plc-I I.'. I 'in. Ill- ul I -n.-l lloW l.leiw I! In . i-.l a l.'-.v lin- s ol !ani"ii!..,i lli-ath of l- vuidi-r III ol which look place in :i. tlatiil. lo-iiii.-iii .shi. ..hii. r- ar. urging Hi.' i'i n i -1 rile' a shi ranal h.iue.-n Hi.'ini'ii anil Handling, a ili.-ian,.- of abnui 7". inih s Ship- now han- In Jin down tin. i;il". nml up Hi.. U.-si-r tu get from Hamburg In l!ii-iii"ii, win-lean Ihr pmpnsed canal, nsiim iho rlvi-r U'liim.i.' as ,;iii or , wmil, tnako direct - mi in ii ti li ii I ion pn-silde. sai ing in ml time A iiiai'ailamiz.'d road l,-t v,i-,-ii St. l,ouis and Kansas Cilv will l,- cntn-lib-tod within Iwn years Construe tinn work will h.- begun next spring The Missouri legislature a,,i opriated $."iOu.iiij(i for tin- pin ,omi- at Its hist Bi'Kslon. The load will he fii) fei-t wide On Its ciimpletlon annllier, i-x-tenilniK rrmn north in smith Ihrounh tin- hiutc, win t tiiidei'takeii. Not In be ouldnne by the Kiihniiirinn exploit of Hie president of tin- I'nltoil States. M Cleiiiem ean. Iho Krencli jiieniler, made an aHi enl In I'iiiIh Hip other day In a steerahl,- war balloon. HurliiK the trip a pipe burst, and Hie premier was splashed with hoi water It tnnk 20 niiiiiit.fi tn make the needed repairs, and durlnK this lime Hie bal loon leinaiiinil stationary aboye Hio city. Two hundred and leu loaded frelKht rara la the t ruin which a locomotive, hilely built for the Krle railroad, will tmul upon a level track. The locomo tive wi-IkIib more than 200 long nml la supportfd upon Hi drlvlnc wheels, eight on each side. A train a mile and a half Iomk. which is Hie l.-nmli of 210 cars, would have astounded rail road men of the last Renerailnn. do clarea the Youth's Companion, but n Klneera today are lookliiK lo ImiR-'r trains, II they have not already made them up. At the national rifle Khontlnj; match at Camp Perry In Ohio II was til first proposed to leave Hi,' navy unrepre Bellied, because of n failure lo provide money for the Iransporliillon of tho team. The iirmy was lo do all the abootlnis. On second tlioimht, how fver, It was decided lo send a naval representation, and the boys of the. en have carried away I he ehntniilim. ship. When It comes lo men behind the nuns, says Troy Times, the man of warHinan can do some shootltiR ou land as well as on the water. Kvery now and then some dress re former starts a crusade amilnst the w-enriiiK of corsets. Tills has niado little difference in actual practice, and Is not likely to as Iiihr as the ladles have their own way and fashion prescribes the uae of the ur-tick-. And occasionally the ladles get a chance to lilt back. One of them was driving near Oxford, N. J when sho was struck by a stray shot fired by hoys who wer playing with a rifle. Fortunately the ball hit the steel of the lady's corsets and ibe was un- injured. IN HONOR OF M'KINLEY IMPRESSIVE CEREMONIES AT UN VEILING OF MONUMENT AT CANTON, 0. ROOSEVELT MAKES ADDRESS Home of Martyred President Thronged With Thousands of Visitors Four States Contributed to Monument. Canton. O An address by I'n-sld tit ft, io and a poem written for 'ho nca-iiiii .-nui reel!-. I by James Whit man, I i :!-.-. dedicated here the '.n. i"in Mi Kmlev memorial uioii-im.'iit built H't;p' lion-. Tl.. 1 i c-oiijii r wide popular -ub-nf I, .'.nii.iiOii small conT.liu- w.l in rairon numbered filial 'lam- lii..ii)--ht nearly I ' " "i-I.- I nun w . s-erii I'' tin- I ini.t an-i Ohio. Tun ' In iii-and i.-uuLus anil J.O'in nf III- (lino national ejinnl pu STATUE OF PRESIDENT KINLEY. A bronze masterpiece that is a t.ire of the monument erected to ni.irtyr president at Canton. Mc- tea the l'l- -I'l'lit !(nose, ami kept the ciovmI from hrial.InK throiuUi the i. -lies The letulars were under com niainl nf Uric lien. I. ,M K. Davis. I'resiili ul Hons, . i's Main arrived only three minute.- behind schedule time The p, ,'m, I. -lit at once wan I i I'll be!We--. IW. to the limll sell. .ol. i liililn ll of the eif, ili.i.-i wer.- place.l few feet nloiiK lb.- Sl'liooi In keep baei- ' lines nf snldier wlieje the sehnnl assembled Sol ni Intervals of u nuile to the hlh the crowd. Tin nui wan sb!nin wh.-ii the president arrived. Children Sing 'America." At the school I were i.'iiiiipcd on mi hoys and Klrls l larc,o siand and dressed lo form a flan. Nearly 5,(100 other school children were grouped on each side. All s;iuk "America' and "The Star Spancled llanner.' l-rnni the school the president was driven to a law stand In the square, from which he reviewed the parade, riatonns of police uml I'. S. cavalry headed Ihe parade. There were six I rluadoH, with nearly 10,000 men, In line 1'reKldent McKiiilcy a regiment, the Twenty-third Ohio volunteer In fantry, was In Ihe first brigade, with (i. A. It. veli rans, Spanish-American war veterans and Sims of Veterans. The streets crossing Ihr public sipinre had been mud" a court of honor with ropes of evergreens htruiiK on staffs mounted In bases that bore Mi-Kluley's nn no , rain . The dedication opened with Invo cation by Hev. Frank M. llrlslol or Washington. Governor Harris of Ohio, president of the day, made the opening address, and Jusilco Day told of the building of (he memorial. Statue II Unveiled. Then came the formal unveiling of 8 bronze statue of McKlnley that stands at the entrance of iho monu ment. .Miss Helen McKlnley of Cleveland, sister of President McKln ley, pulled the cord releasing Ihe flags that covered the statue. .lames Whltcomb Ililey reclled his pnem and the oration nf President Hoosevelt followed. "The Star Spanglcr! Ilanner," sung Iiy all present, preceded the speaking. "America'' closed the ceremonies. Hishnp Horstmnnn of Cleveland ririinnnnced iho benediction. No announcement that the audience was in bo limited was mado before Saturday, and thousands of strangers sought In vain for admission. COUNTESS WILL DEFEND RIGHTS. Divorced Wife of Saxony's King Will Cling to Daughter, Princess Anne. Florence Enrico Toselll, who last week married the Countess Mbntlg r.oso In Ixindon, in nn Intervlclw con firmed the reports that It was his In tention to muke an American tour as a singer, but declined to give any de tails concerning It. He derlnreH (hnf Ms wife would defend her rights a a I mother for the care of her daughter, Ihe Princes. Anne Monica Pia. I STANDARD OIL CASE EXAMINER OF ALLEGED TRUST FINDS MANY OBSTACLES. LEDGER AND STOCK BOOK MISSING Counsel Kellogg A tks Standard Offi cials to Produce Books which Cannot E Found. New Yoik--To books shuwiiiK the st.icli tran-actlnns h;. which Ibe Stand ard 1)1! Co in New Jersey tr.ok over cnuirol of nineteen subsidiary con cerns which had bc-n allied with the old Ohio trust have disappeared from the vaults of 2i llroadway. They are Hie ledger and stock book kept by Transfer Clerk llensiii-''-r between Wi and lMiH. Tlu-se an- lh books which Hovcrhtncnt Counsel Kelloi; tisse.l the Standard nfllelals to pro ducc In-fore I'.'xaiuiner l-'errls at New Ynrk. Clerk HensliiKer tesiiiied Unit he left these books III tin- vault, in ll.oo, when the work nf Ihpildatinn was over. Later Counsel .Miiliuni for the enmpuny r ported thill the bnnks had di-app. ari-'l ami nn nfli. lal of the company cnuld pivt. any infortiml inn cnnci'i ninr. Ilicm or any Idea as tn where they tuinht be. .Mr. K.-liiiKi; an iiouni i d that he would have the bnnks if they were in existence, and If lint he would know wh.il had happened In them and why In explainiiiK how Hie tiaii-fer ivas made. Mr. It- tisinfrr-r said thai holders nf trust cerllllcales Wnuiil presen! these a! Ills nftice anil ban- them canceled, receiving Insteud a con e.-poniliiiH number nf shares in the N.-w .leixy couipniiy. Monopolized Foreign Trade. l.li;ht was thronn on the I rust's il,liiu;s with the sncalled lmleieud en i oil companies when il was shown how by a system of aiiicemenis tin Independents wet,- ohllKed tu buy their crude nil from the S'aini.uil, Il beliiK j stipulate, I thai no retlned oil should hi' exported In I'.lllnpe except tlirmmll Hie truiit i late this Should any company vlo ai:r".'iiieni. their supply of cruile nil would be cut off and they 1 would has.- In close their re ftnei it s The.-,, tacts were brmmht Oil! by the le.-liliHiuy of See retary HeiiMin of Iho Thh'wti'o: I'i j-.i- Line Co. and vice ii,sldent ot ihe Tidewater oil Co.. which controls the Tidewater I'i;..- Line. The Stand . aid ow ns nearly one third of I In- sloi'U . !f these coliceins Mr. Ilen-ilmer told how in 1V'! Hie Siniidard tried to pel control of the Tidewater, and the honks of his enmpany containing I lie remd,; ,,f tiins transactions were ton. :ipen in court. They di-clos-'d th niliiiiies ol a meetinc of the Standard Oil faction in the Tidewater culpa nles nt Titusvllle. l'a.. al which an 'l-fliill was made In piill cnntrol of the then comp. lllnl nf the Ilnckefeller svs tern At a mei'lim,' nf the real maim ters nn the follow iim day tlu-se mill utes had been declared void and or Jcreil sealed for all times. Obstacles for Pipe Line Builder. Ileiijaniin I-'. Warn-ii of Brooklyn. Hie civil engineer who laid out Urn irimnal pipe Hue from llrailliuil tn til" .sea, told of obstacles thrown in path by Interesis which he cnuld lint Identify, but which came through rail tiads which were at that lime trans porting Standard Oil products, A later line of inquiry by the prose imlor brought out Ihe farts that tin trust employed a device for apparent compliance with the common carrle provlslon of Ihe rate law by publish Ing tariffs for the use of Its pipe Mm terminating al pumping stations where there could be no posslhlo market or outlet except Into-the tanks of the Standard Oil Co., thus effectual ly barring any use of the pipe lines by rival concerns. Tho fact was also disclosed that the trust had In opera Hon a pipeline from New Jersey across Manhattan Island to a Ixiug Island re finery, contrary lo the claims of tin trust that the pipe-line companies un der their control were not Interstate and hence not subject to thu rate law JURYMEN PRAY AND SING. After Exhortation and Hymns, They Speedily Arrive at a Verdiot. Eaton, Ga After singing "How Firm a Foundation Ye Saints of the, Lord" and "He Leadeth Me," the I'i men who were trying Porter and Quenlln Jones, brothers, for the mur der of Hobert K. Adams, immediately found a verdict of guilty and reiim-st ed Ihe judge to fix punishment at '.e. yeara In the penitentiary. The Jury had been out IS hours ami was seemingly in a hopeless deadlock Finally, some one suggested alleut prayer and the singing nf Ihe two by hub named. Tho suggestion was adopted and In two minutes alter the, last hymn had been sung a verdicl was found. The Jones brothers are wealthy and prominent, as vras Holier! 1-'. Adams, the slain man. Several years ago Adams killed a brother of the Jonsaa, and wuh ac'(uiit:cd. Farmer Enda Life with Dynamite. Iioxington, Ky. Samuel ltaggc, a farmer residing In Hourbon county, blew his head off with u slick of dynamite. Ilagge owned a -10 acre farm, but had been despondent for some time and had threatened lo tako bis own life. He wrole his will be fore striking tho cup. The dynamite was procured from a nearby rock quarry. He was 55 years old and un married. His futher mado a fortune lniKrtlng Shetland ponies and Cots- wo,d Bheep. He was for three yeara M lnmtte of inaaa. aaylum bore FIRST DIVISION PACIFIC FLEET F0REGUARD OF AMERICAN NAVY IS BROUGHT TO ANCHOR OFF SAN FRAMCISCO. ENDS 36,000 MiLE CRUISE The Arrival of the Fcur Big Fighting Machines Marks the End of the Trip They Started on a Year Ago. Snn Francisco The first division ot Ibe Pacific fleet, ihe foreguard of the American navy, which Is to assemble In Pacific coast waters bv order of I President Hoosevelt, has si, aiii' .l j through the Golden (late. The I four armored cruisers passed the lo ads in file fm mation. b d by I the flagship West Virginia, flying at, ! her masthead the ti-starred lla;; of tin- commander of the fleet. Hear Ad miral James 11. Dayton, Five hwn ; dred ards tn the rear nunc the Coin ! rado, followed ul a like distance by the Muryland anil Ihe Pennsj liania. I The arrival of the four hk sister -hips mailted the end of a ;!tj. two-mile t raise. - which began a; N Wsirt, It I last September. I Admiral Fulfills Promise. j The squadron was sighted outside. the heads at dayhteak, sieamini; at half s d out of a coast, fog. lty In liming his ships in anchor off the I city front a lew miniiles before H I o'clock, Admiral liayton fiilllll. d his j promise by w ireL ss the night before lo arrive some time iu the early ore I Tinnn." Thousands of pcnplu anticipating Iho event, wer- gal hi red alnng Ihe water finnl and nn the hilltops cnmuiaiiiliiig a view of Hie bay. Oblivious of tho fact that they could not he distin guished from the decks, they signalled j a Welcome tn the huge white mid huff fighting ilia, bines by waving 1;i i - and I handkci chiefs, and lis fleecy puff- n smoke rote and drilled from lh" 1 it Iih of the six poiuiib-r raliring gnu nf the WCst Virginia. they ' cheered. Flagship Firrs Salute. San Francis, -n never gi.eted a liiiniel,niiiitl 11. ei with ii.Miir weath er Tb, i light fug Hillside tl,,, heads , lifi.-.l and blew away a- tl e cruisers , em- H'ed liiin ibe Gulden Gale al l! t n'cln, I,, As till' squad! on pas.-ed in under Hi.- guns ir Kurt Masnn and Fort linker, the !lag.-hip llred a salute. Pa-sing Gnat Island. Hie West Vir ginia took nn a limine ntiiry holiday dress by running up successive strings of bright cnlnreil signal llag-i, which were an.-w. red from He- naval train ing station there. Ferry boats crowd ed in the rails with early morning commuters, saluted the squadron by triple blasts of their whlt-Hos. the admiral's ship icspouding in kind. Health of Men Satisfactory. Opposite North lleach the cruisers slowed down lo allow Chief Quaran tine Ofllecr iKibdy lo come aboard. In ipilck succession, the Wis: Virginia, the Colorado. .Maryland und Pennsyl vania submitted (heir honl'h certifi cates and wer,- given clean bills and allowed lo proceed lo their anchorages a mile further on. passing some of the other cruisers or the fleet ou the way. Admiral Swluburue put off from his flagship the crniser Charleston as soon as the West Virginia moored, On board the latter vessel the rai.s were manned and the band struck up a lively air as Admiral Swinburne stepped on Ihe quarterdeck lo greet the commander-ln chief of the fle.. The brief formality over, Ihe two ad mirals shook hands warmly and at once retired for an official conference relative to the departure from this port of Ihe cruisers California. Chalee- ton and St. Louis fo target practice at Magdalena Hay. Capt. J. II. Mil ton, commanding the West Virginia, received u score of newspaper men, who had been walling In launches for an hour lo come aboard. HARDSHIP MADE HER THIEF. Foster Niece of General Bragg Wins Compassion in Court. Chicago Mrs. Josephine Osborn. 28 years old. pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing J3(i worth of postuge stamps from the Great Northern Man ufacturing Cu., which employed her. Driven to desperation by want, abandoned by her husband and com polled to support herself ami a (j-year-old child on $7 a week, Mrs. Osborn, who said she was a niece of General Bragg of civil war fame, told Ihe court despair had caused her to commit her first act of dishonesty. Judge Newcomer said: "1 will son fence you lo CO days in the county jail and have the sentence expire at the end of ono day." Brigands Burn Estate. Tchernlgov, Hussla The estate neat fierc belonging to the Princess Dolgo rouliowu has been pillaged and burned by armed bandits, who carried off all tho valuables In the residence and set Are to the main house, the stables and All the outbuildings. Kvervlhlnc was 'burned to the ground nod a atud of magnificent horv was destroyed. A rtglnien. or Dragoons, quartered a few miles from the estate, was unable to get there in time to save Ul prep trty. The brigajida escaped. SHIFTS JM DEAL METCALF DODGES RESPONSIBIU 1TY FOR $20,500,000 OUTLAYa LEGAL QUESTION IS INVOLVED Yankte Shippers Challenge the Gov ernment'! Right to Use Alien Vessels. V.'a.-hln.'lon. D. C As nearly as possible Secretary Metcult. of the Davy department Is going to place the responsibility for Sj nilltig Ihe JL'.'O:!.. 000 for coal for the Pacific cruise of the battleship fleet upon the shoulders of President Itoosevclt. He said thai owing in the important legal and political quest inns invnlu-d lie will not act until alter eonsultaiion with the preulilcn-. The political ipe-Minn Is, whether congress v ill s.v quletl by and see what one of the n.u.il journals char acterizes a- a "ill-pl.iy of cheap poli ties and III ,eh ised vainglory." The lec.il iinslion is, whether the proposed employment of foreign regis tered ships In the tram porlallnn nf coal from one Ann rican port lo an other, in apparent violation of the cnastv.l-e navigation laws Is really se'iing the laws ol rone-ess In con tempt. Must Use Foreign Ships. The administration It, is been ad vised hj Att.iriioy G. nerai llmiap.irte thai the di-cri'timi ve-tcil in Hie presi dent fnr using foreign buttiim-, if he thinks the rales made by American nin are too high, absolves him from Hie obligation in the coastwise law. Put If foreign ships are used It will not be a question of rales, but of suffi cient Iniinat:.- and promptness. If the fleet is to go in the Pacific for eign nil i ps must be employed to carry coal. The cruise must be postponed, otherwise, unill such Hni" as the lim ited American shipping facilities can move Hie coal. The conns will not inlirvene In any rase where discretion is vested In an administrative officer, unless it Is charged thai Ii riifillnn or ot i Influenced by enr-fr.-i'iiluleni motives, iiing American ship : s thai. chief of the bureau None of tin- prole own, rs go ,t -i ta r : Admiral Cowle.i. of equipment, said today (hut from a cursory examination of the bids It N evident thiil not a pound of Welsh coal will he used, becilll-e of the low bids for nrrying American coal In for eign button;-- Calls It an Out age. W. I.. Marvin, n rcpi e.-enlat h c of American shipping Interesis, gave out a statement in which he said the proposed award to foreign ships Is nn outrage against American ship own ers and American sailors and Amer ican laborers, because it deprives them of Ihe benefits of the protective policy which this govoriini -nt applies to every oilier American Industry. He contends that the employment American shipping make the cost of operating an Anie-ican ship so high that It requires J :i 1 .(inn a year more to operate an American sieam collier than a Ilrltish ship of the same ca pacity. He contends that Uu- employment nf foreign ships would be as flagrant n violation of law as thai committed by the Standard Oil Co. COURTESY STOPS ON CENTRAL. Rockefeller, Utility. Law Drafter and Bishop Potter Refused. Now York. No more "courtesy' KtopR an' made on the New York central. John 1) liockefellei learned this when he wanted to Ink a fas, train nt Tarryiown lo go to Chi rago lo testify before Judge Landls. I'lnlmp Potter, too, wanted a WkI train stopped somewhere up along tht Hudson, so he could get aboard, bu' was refused. One of the men whi drafted the public utilities bill madi courtesy stops Illegal, forgot about th law and filed a request for a slop at his summer home. He was referred to the provisions of his own bill. The "courtesy" stop has become a great nuisance on all railroads. 150 LIVES LOST IN FLOOD. King Alfonso Hastens to Aid of Starv Ing Thousands. Malagna, Spain. The latest reports place the number drowned by cloudburst and flood In Ma laga and neighboring towns al 150 Thousands are homeless and destitute snd a famine Ih threatened, The dam age is placed at nearly a million dol lars. King Alfonso is on his way lo the scene. Americans Shoot Bandit, j Durango, Mexico. A parly of American mining men were attacked by Julian Heyes. Ihe notorious bandit, and his men In the mountains of this state. The Americans resisted with rifloH and pistols und fatally wounded Heyes. No Americans were wounded. Damaged 8hip Return to Quebec. Halifax. N. 8. The Allen Lln steamer Mongolian, which wa3 In col lislon with tho steamer Hurons, was so seriously Injured Hint she la com pelled to return ut slow speed to Quebec with her 150 passengers. Grand Duke Reported Dying. Constance, Grand Duchy of Daren Grand Duke Frederick, who has been suffering from intestinal Inflammation for a week or more, Is rapidly grow ing woree and is hatdly expected U survive. r i NEWS OF MISSOURI Protests Against Local Option. Jefferson City The validity of th adoption of local option in Chris-Han county tn to ho brought before tho supreme court for adjudication when that tribunal meets next month. There are two sections of the law, which, It Is argued, are in conflict. One of I hem requires that the peti tions submitted to the county court, praying it to sgbmlt the local option question to a popular vole, must bo signed by laxpaylng citizens. Tho other simply provides lliat these peti tions bear Ihe signal urea of citizens. This is Ihe point at Issue. Wage War on Wolves. Sedallu The farmers of the Valda neighborhood. 12 miles north of Se dallu, have bought a pack of live wolf hounds mid are making a determined effort to rid Ihe neighborhood of wolves, which have becomu a pest. A. patty of hunters started four Inrgn wolves In li hunt. Flmer Klllott of Valda and l!ev. W. F. Van Over or Kansas City, Kns., killed one of the pin k. The wolf measured Ti feel from tip to lip and lin- hunters say that ono of the wolves which escaped was much laigcr. Former Danker Is Jailed. Oregon Benjamin Austin, formerly .-ashler of the Haul: of Forrest City In this Holt county, was brought here by lieputy Sheriff George G. Gelvln from Grant. On-., and placed In jail on tin- i barge of obtaining money under false pretenses by getting George H. Minion. Charles (). Van Camp and Albert O. Swope, all well-In do farm ers of Ibis county, to sign a note f.,r him lo the Hank e-t St. Joseph In.- ihe, sum of $.".,Oon. Snake Trial Frets Deputies. St Louis Deputies Constable Wil liam llarib nml William Canty of Justice Spalding's court, are much worried over the outcome of a case pending In tin- court regarding snakes. If the i-laiir.irr wins the suit the con stables will b,- required lo remove I'ov eral reptiles from a house on Olivi street, near Twenty first street, and dellvir them to the defendant. Lines Stop Issuance of Passes. .lefr.-r.-on City Atty. lien, llailley heard from the .Mission i Pacillt and Frisco railroads to ihe effect that th'-y woiild comply with Ihe request to stop Issuing pusses In employes, and that they would cancel all existing pusses. These two roads were the last lo com ply with Iho request made some iime ago, giving the reason for Ihe delay an impression thai their general solicitors had already issued the request. Four Killed In Wreck. Mnh"ily--Two freight trains on Iho Missouri, Kansas & Texas collided head-on on a sharp curve one and one half miles east of Moberly, due lo :i mistaken older at Paris. Four men were killed outright. Tho dead are: Engineers llledsoe and Wlnnlg. r, Con ductor Milkerson and llrukcmun Ach roeder. nil of Hannibal. Iloih truius were badly wrecked. Bruce Murder Case Up. St. Joseph Tho trial of Dr. Pert n. Prime, charged with the murder of his father-in-law, Krnest J. tielsler. was called In the criminal court. Tho de fendant Is the son of J. W. Ilruce, a lumber dealer in Dearborn, Mo. Ho in accused of substituting nrsenlc for oth or drugs w hen filling a prescript Ion. Farmer Shot by Unknown Party. St. James Oliver Delelrolz, a Frenchman, living west of here, waa shot In Ihe head by an unknown party, and is not expected to live. Ho was walking along the road when shot and accidentally found his way to a farm house, where a physician had been. called, who attended him. Explosion Wrecks Greenhouse, Pleasant Hill A boiler exploded la the conservatories of George M. Kel logg, florist, three mllos from re, partially destroying tho plant and causing damage estimated at ITn.OOO. Over one-half of the plant was saved. The conservatories aro among the largest in the west. People Flee Before Flames. Kansas City Fire that started from unknown causes destroyed the Blxlh floor of the Altmnn building. Eleventh and Walnut streets. A number of peo ple asleep in tho upper floors wore driven Into the street in their night clothes. St. Joseph Comptroller Quits. St. JosephHiram II. Hames, city comptroller, resigned to engage in oth er pursuits. He has not fully perfect ed his plutiB, but will probably engage In business In St. Louis. II. li. Har ris, an insurance agent, was appoint ed to succeed Dames. Joplin to Decorate for Miners. Joplln In honor of the approaching American Mining Congress, which I to be held In this city In October,' Joplln citizens are making extensive arrangements for the entertainment of the v:tiors, the principal movement thus far being a pp" to light the city with millions of Inc: udescent bulbs. Missouri Brakeman Injured. Florls, la. liowis Flesher, a RocK Island brnlteman, living at Trentou. Mo., fell from a caboose here, receiv ing probably fatal Injuries.