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THE FARMINGTON TIMES
THE FARMINGTON TIMES PTG. CO. Publisher. Y AltMINIiTON. MISSOURI Destiny Ih darkness without a siar Hi 1 1 r,M I In' iiihlululil gloom. In Merlin t ln-y number the hnu:-es Willi Illuminated paint. How about I lit" ke holes ? II In pretty illffletilt In ipinstinn the r( lt iix of (he inn n wliu believes and arts us lie pi iifc.-iM-s. Now olti-ii we Imagine t tint friends nml the wurlrl have betrayed us when tl' fault Ih with nuiKolves. Till' Vainl. llillt huhy I heir In ''!. OOM.imiO. In inl.liilnn to colic, in-a-l''s. cr ii. ii 1 1 1 tt 1 1. anil ntlicr things. The t i ! i' hjirinl In rearing anil nursing imnhlo -liinilil be used In g;i y kicking it nut of tin- house. .1 i:it'- Ki-lh- fail' a ilivnrc- M Tlliili will' i linked while his wif'' danced. An yoiic wnuld dance at 1 1 -in- re sight nf inoi.t iiii-n conking. A Vlr::inla girl found a iliannnul in the run- nl an ;i i 'I'll'' I"1"' tin- traditional ri-stiiiiranl ci si r I-. Vi Iting hopelessly iiiitclnsse'l. Mrs Stuy vcsutn Fish, who bemoans tin- fan- uf being rich, can ili-ii-inl upon 11 thai Minn- millions nf liravi- Amer icans an- willing In leap In her rescue. Henry riilpim has opened mi apart-iiii-nt house whnsi- ii-nnntH must all liavi- children Thi-Hi- Pittsburg mil limiaiii-H an- gnlng I In' limit in freak lnhness. (ilailvB Vanili-ililli m Khan- nf her fa thers estate has grown frimi $".rii0.0iii) tn t IL'.imn.ii'in Perhaps ln-i husband tnhe nill see tn II thai nothing nf the Hurt happens again. It Is nut likely, however, thai the plan nf those New Vol U iloclors tn al ienate pain hy i-pn. ini- In a stmiitt ll-.'I'I Will leeelM- II. IV teslilunlllais fmlii the I). 1. 1 Irll.-hi. II:.' i-nul.ie In !' '-ia has got to Fin li an cieiii Ilia' ihey are or-tanl hi; iin'iii iiV I'liniiii!' lees The i list ill tin. I pill, lie mailers a very illfM en! ruf-iir v, h. n the l- inlnine linger once teis in the piiliiicijl tip- 'l'".i mi l. ami a umnnii have I n in In Hie Ne Yolk pnllei- fur c.,i:ipi: en a uanie nf mu hulling In all 1 1. -I, 'II ii y I'liainls can plead nine fi ini.it ii ii of their often-" III the lllllll' lice nf environment. The Viinira illl I man who Is trylnir an exclusive diet nf peanuis for ' da'- has iwn riv.ils at thai place. One Is i ;ii nit4 iiniliiii hut saner kraut, and Ih.' hiIht nothiiii: hut beans. Annih m mail who i.iaiieil on cii'i n onions has iri-. '-ii up the job Ills breath not so MnuiK thai he cn-ihl nut cmitrol It. 'li in i ll circles ill Washington. P f nn iHiitinitiilty stirred over die case ! nl a bride who had the weddiiiK rinK I plaeeil on her fourth llnper because It was Inn small to i;o on the third (iwiiiK to nn nveisiuht on the part nf the early lathers the church now pro vides no adeipiale penalty for all of fense of this kind The New York Judm- w ho rebuked a ( lUiiplahilnK wife and tnhl her that w hen her husband nave her. as he did, tacli week, J.'U out of his $:ia salary, she had no rlnlit to suspect him nf leadltiK a double life, thai the man cniild not do It, was eminently rlslit. That husband could obviously lead no more than the thirty-tilth part of a life. An explorer declares that coal Is to be found aroiuid the north pole. Hitherto all thecxpedlllotis to dls cover this elusive point have been more or less scientific, but now that Its discovery is netting down to business the public may expect to set Hie coal trust ort;unle un expedition to see this black illumimd treasure. Hi t. While China Is meditating and Rus sia Is endoBvorlug to heclne In the matter of formulating; a constitution al government. King Menelik of Abys sinia has Issued a decree form ing a cabinet and reorganizing the administrative system of his country upon the most up-to-date Eu ropean models. Abyssinia may yet how ltiiBsIa how to do It. New York university has opened a night college which offers regular academic courses and Is empowered to confer ordlnarv decrees. At first sight this seems to belong with the night court, the "day-and night bank, and other enterprises which keep Now York awake 24 hours a day. Yet It Is not a startling Innovation, after all, for niifht schools have Ions been es tablished In American cities, there are Institutions giving evening In struction In law, medicine and engi neering, and much studying has always been done by the light of mid night oil. A girl at llojdlon, Va., has found a diamond In one of the seed cells of an cpple. The theory suggested is that seme one climbed Into tho tree which bore the apple while It was In bloom, accidentally dropping the setting to the rlnt. which fell Into the heart of the hlosaoni, there to remain until the ai'ple matured and was gathered. When It ooines to explaining unnatural phenomena it must be admitted the ieo)l of Virginia are Ingenious. Even Virgil Eaton must regard them with respnet. t la easier to believe U c-ijjiuimtloD tJbnn the phenojueoon. NIGHT RIDERS ARE KILLED PURSUED BY POSSEMEN AFTER SATURDAY'S RAID AND SHOT RESISTING ARREST. VOLLEY FIRED AT OFFICERS War of Extermination It Being Waged By Determined Tobacco Grower Soldiera Guard Lexington For Trace of Fugitives. U-xini-tnti. !. Actual warrant has liinl.en nip in the. deter mined efforts nf oflleers and citizens tn exterminate the tinml of wanton night riders which pre terrorizing the entire rominnnl'y. The first open clash came Monday morning, when two members of the prim: which fired ami terrorized thn city of llnpkinsvllle Saturday worn killed In an encounter with oflleers Anil possemetl. The hat lie was short and decisive. Several inemlicrH of the gang were surrounded, It Is said, and to the com mand to surrender returned a volley of shots. The posseiucn returned the Are nnd two of the gang were killed. The others escapi-d on their homes. Saturday's raid at Hopklnsvlllo was the boldest and most destructive of anv ever made by the night rider. After overpowering nieinbers of the police nnd lire departments, the raid ers Hied several tobacco warehouses and other buildings, shot nnd perhaps mortally wnnniled a braketnan, who was endeavoring to move a string of loadi-d freight cars nut of tho fire roil", ami publicly whipped nn nso elation tnliaceo buyer. The loss to property at llnpkinsvllle was over J'JIHI.IIIII). Tie- death nf the two night riders Monday mnrnlni; evidences that no fii-i!.'r trilling will be lull-ruled by either nfliei is or c'.tizeiiB. The least rc-ii'tance tn arrest Is the siitnal for np.ti linitililles. pistol and rllle jilay and the death of the desperadocn. ENGINEER DEAD IN HIS CAB. He Had Complained of Pains In Head and Heart While Making His Run. Alplctown. I'n-'lth Its eni;l lieer, Calvin l'li-ilei iek. dead In III Its rah. a Lehigh Valley fast freight rushed pasl danger signals and I'l.it.lieil Monday iimrulug Into tho caboose of another freight in tho Ma honing yard. Frederick was protected hy the wreckage In Hiich a way that he could have crawled out had ho been alive when the collision ha pened. Ills body was not even bruised, nnd his hand was still on tho throttle, though he was terribly scalded. Ills llroninn and hrakeman were badly hurt. The engineer complained In Jersey City when taking out his train, and again In Easton and hero, that ho was suffering from sharp pains in th bead and heart. Ho was to havo mar ried Christmas week. Kills Two Grandchildren. Sniuervllle. Mass Mrs. Emery Huntley walked Into u police sta tion here Monday and announced that Bho had killed her two grand children. C and 4 years old. The bodies were found later. The rhlldren had been stupefied by illuminating gas and then drowned in a bathtub. Mrs. Hunt ley hud been considered menfally weak. Bryan Will Aid Kansas City. Washington, I. C Chairman Tag gart arrived Sunday night to make arrangements for the meeting of the democratic national committee at the Arlington hotel Dec. 12. The Kansas City delegation is staying over for the meeting, and It Is announced by Mr. Hryan's friends that he will throw his Influence to tho Missouri town for the convention. Murdered for Love. Iola. Kas. W. II Crovlston, res taurant man, Is In Jail here, held on the chargo of murder follow ing his confession that he killed his partner, William Stewart, in order that ho might ninrry Stewart's wlfo. Mrs. Stewart Is also under arrest on the charge of complicity In the crime, but denies all knowledge of it. Canada Plans Export Duty. Washington, D. C. Consul Deal of St. Johns, N. I)., In a report to the stato department, says the Canadian parliament at Its next session will Ira poso an expert duty on all pulpwood, which will affoc.t the American paper and pulp mills that depend upon Can ada for their raw material. Thousands Return to Fatherland. Naples Owing to the financial con ditions In the United States, the re patriation of Italian emigrants la as suming vast proportions. Monday 9, 000 landed and about 60,000 have re turned since the first of the month. Explosion Wrecks Gas Plant. White Pigeon. Mich. The White Pigeon Carbonite and Ons plant was wrecked by an explosion. Several per eons were Injured nd awry window In town was cracked. The shock waa felt for 12 miles. SUGGESTION FOR THE 53 BODIES REMOVED WORK OF RESCUERS IS STOPPED BY FIRE. DEAD MAY NOT EXCEED 400 Through an Investigation It Is Found That Many Men Had Not Re turned to Work. Monongali. S". Va., Dec. . Cut fifty 'three bodies had been recovered : from minis Nos. ii and 8 of thn Fairmont Coal Co., when darkness i-lusi-,1 over Ihe 111 tie town of Monon gali Sunday nlttlit. Fifty six hours had elapsed since the awful explosion and a majority of the bodies brought to tho surface were In a terrible condition, necessi tating almost immediate burial. It Is now believed that the number of dead will not be over -100. A thorough Investigation was made by the company Sunday and It was discovered that many miners, believed to have been entombed, escaped bo cause they had not Minn to work Fri day, after Thursday s holiday. A score or more of these men re ported to the officials during the past 24 hours Fire Breaks Out Again. Shortly urter 5 o'clock Sunday aft ernoon fire broke out ngain In mine No. 8 nnd thn rescuers were at once ordered to tho surfuee. Thousands of sightseers from tho surrounding towns had gathered about the openings. Through megaphones the crowds were notified of the fJro nnd the danger of another explosion, but they refused to leave anil It was with great difficulty that the special police, assisted by many miners, forced theso pcoplo to seek places of safety. Efforts were then directed toward extinguishing the flro and It Is thought It will be subdued within a few hours, when the work of rescue will again be taken up. It was sold by mem bers of the rescuing party that over a hundred bodies have been located In both mines and that they will be brought to the surface as soon as tho Are has been extinguished. It Is not believed the Are will reach any of these bodies. SOVEREIGN OF SWEDEN DEAD. King Osesr II. Passed Quietly Away Sunday Morning. Stockholm, Swedon Oscar U., king of Sweden, died at 9:10 o'clock Bun day morning. The death of the ven erable monarch occurred in the royal apartment of the palnoe, where, sur rounded by the mombcrs of bis fam ily, Wluding tho aged Quoon Sophia and the' Crown Prince Oscar Gustave and high ministers of state, the In evitable end had been awaited, while outside the pnluce great erowds stood with bowed heads and tearful eyes long after the announcement came of tbo death of their well-loved sov ereign. The wholo country Is bowed with grief, for King Oscar was some thing more than a ruler of his people and had endeared himself to them as an Intimate and personal friend. When the flag on the palace was dipped to half niast there was a moan of an guish from the assembled multitude and many of them cried "Our dear old king Is doad." Denny Mack Dead. Providence, It. I. Dennis Mack, once a well-known baseball player and prominent In sporting circles, died here. He was 4G years old. Miners' Bodies All Recovered. Pittsburg, Pa. All the thirty two bodies of miners who lost their lives In tbe explosion Sunday night at tho Naomi mine of the United Coal Co. at Fayette City, near herd, have been Sdentlued and brought to Ibe surface. . . ... NEW COAT OF ARMS. DEATH COMES TO MRS. TAFT. Secretary Is Hurrying Homo On Steamer president Grant. Mllhury, Mass. Mrs. Ijoulse M. Taft, mother of Secretory of Wur William H. Taft, who had been III slnco last summer, died at 12:20 o'clock Sunday morning. For the past week or more Mrs. Taft had been un conscious nnd slowly growing weaker. Eurly Saturday night It was seen that a change for tho worse had taken place. Since last summer Mrs. Taft had been slaying nt the homo of her sister. In tho old Torrey homestead, In this town, where the venerablo In valid spent her girlhood days. Cablegram have been sent to Ilo logna, Cermany, Informing Secretary Taft of his mother's deiith. Tho sec retary sailed Saturday for America. His visit In Europe was cut Bhort by his mother's Illness. CHARGED WITH THEFT. Woman Accuses U. 8. Consul at Amoy, China, of Embezzlement. San Fronrlsco, Cal J. L. Pad dock. United States consul at Amoy, China, wns arrested here Thursday afternoon on a warrant charging him with felony and embezzlement. The complaining witness is Mrs. Jane Ulako of Lob Angeles. Mrs. Illake charged Paddock with tho theft of $4,000 in money held In trust by him for her. In speaking of the case, the accused man said: "The charges against mo wore all thrashed out In court In 1896, when this woman sued mo for an account ing. I showed receipts and tbe case was decided In my favor." Paddock appeared In court Thursday afternoon and furnished bond In the sum of $3,000. He Is well known In diplomatic circles, having returned from China only a few days ago. Pad dock Is now engaged In the real estate business. Illinois 8aloons Close. Chicago, III. Hundreds of sa loons were closed in Illinois Thursday morning, the local option voted at the last election In fourteen counties be coming effective at midnight. Eight counties are now totally "dry," while six allow saloons In only a few pre cincts. Tho counties principally af fected are in the sou thorn tiers and reflect the wave of prohibition that has been sweeping up from the south. Press Writer Dies. London, England. Francis J. O'Neill of the London staff of the Associated Press died at his home here Tuesday after an Illness of several weeks. Mr. O'Neill was widely known In newspa per circles In the United States, hav ing been connected prominently with papers In Washington and elsewhere before entering the Associated Press service. Had Thrilling Experience. Vancouver, B. C. E. McLaughlin baa arrived at this place after t thrill lng experience in tbe upper falls of the Frazer river, where with a num ber of men he was at work on the Grand Trunk Pacltlc railway. A party of eight left with him to come down tbe stream. Their boat upset at one of the falls and alx men were drowned. Their names are not known. Rush of Hungarian Immigrants. Vienna, Austria Turbulent scenes are br'ng enacted at the stations along tbe frontier by peasants returning from America, The trains are Insuf ficient to carry the crowds to tbelr homes and barracks are being erected to abelter the immigrants temporarily. Machine Shops Bum. Boston, Mass. Tho East Cam bridge machine shops and roundhouse of the Boston & Maine railroad were burned Thursday night. The loss Is estimated at f 500,000. . NEW ISSUES CALL PROCLAMATION BY NATIONAL COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN. THIRTY DAYS NOTICE A FEATURE Michigan and Alaska Selections, Hav ing 'Already Been Made, Are De clared Irregular. Washington, D. C Chairman Harry S. New of tbe republican national committee has promulgated the call for the republican national convention to bo held In Chicago, beginning June 1C next year, In accordance with the Instructions of the committee. An Interesting feature of tbe call is the fact that it prescribes that thirty days' notice shall be given before any delegates aro elected to tho conven tion. Under this rule the two district delegates already chosen from the eighth district of Michigan and tho six elected from Alaska aro Irregular. New Conventions Required. Tho two Michigan delegates of whom Representative Fordney Is one, are practically Instructed to vote for Speaker Cannon as a candidate for the presidential nomination. It Is said by republican authorities that If the Fordney delegates seok admission to the convention under credentials they now have that there may bo a contest. It Is possible that, to obviate tho dif ficulty, that another district conven tion may be called and two delegates regularly chosen, who doubtless will be the ones already elected. The same thing 'is true of the Alaska delegates with respect to their elec tion, with tho added trouble that bix men have been cnosen, whllo tflo call provides that AlaBka shall have only two votes In the convention. Call for Convention. The following is tho text of tho call: "In accordance wllh established cus tom nnd In obedience to Instructions of the republican national convention of 1904, the republican national com mit tee now directs that a national convention of delegated representa tives of the republican party be held In tho city of Chicago, In tho stato of Illinois, nt 12 o'clcnk noou, on lues- day, tho sixteenth day of June, 1008, for tho purpose of nominating can didates for president ana vice-president to be voted for nt the presldon tlal election. Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1308 and for tho transaction of such other business as may properly como be fore it. By Popular Convention. "Said national convention shall con sist of four delegates at largo from each state, two delegates for each rep- resenttttlve-ut-laree In the congress two delegates from each congressional district and from each of the territo ries of Arizona, New Mexico and Ha waii: two delegatos from the District of Columbia, and two delegates each from Alaska, Porto Itlco and the Phil ipplne Islands. "The congressional district dele gates shall be clocted by conventions called by the republican congressional committee of each district, of which at least thirty days' notice shall havo been published In some newspaper or newspapers of general circulation in tbe district. "All delegates shall be elected not oarlor than thirty days after this call and not later than thirty days before the date of the meeting of the next republican national convention. Tbe credentials of each delegate and alter' nate must be forwarded to the secre- tnrv of the republican national com mittee at Washington, D. C, at least twenty days before the date fixed for the meeting of the convention, for use In making up Its tomporary roll. (Signed) "ELMER DOVER, Secretaary. "HARRY S. NEW, Chairman." Order for Two-Cent Fare. n.ithrie . Okla. The Oklahoma corporation commission announces that on December 6 there will be Issued an order compelling railroads to sell 2c tickets In Kansas and Mis souri and to make a 2c rate to the state line when selling tickets to points in other state whore the 2c law is not In effect. Confederate Veteran Dies. Waveland, Miss. Gen. Allen Thom as, United States minister to Vene zuela during the second adminis tration of President Cleveland, died at his borne here, aged 77 years. He held tbe commission of a brigadier general during tho civil war In the Confed erate army. Insuranoe Companies Want In. Guthrie, Okla. T. J. McComb, state Insurance commissioner, has received applications from many companies to operate In the new state. Lahm Studying German Aeronautics. Berlin, Germany. Lieut. Frank P. Lahm, U. S. A., is here on leave from the war department to study German aeronautics. Illinois Governor In Collision. Springfield, 111. A passenger train on tbe Big Four carrying Gov. Dcnoen and party collided head-on with a freight train two miles north of Hnr rlsburg Wednesday afternoon. No one was seriously Injured, but the passen gers received a severe shaking up. Battleships Gathering. New York, N. Y. The battleships Rhode Island and Virginia and tbo sup ply ship Yankton left the Brooklyn navy yard for tbe rendezvous of the Pgclflc fleet. , IN CONGRESS HOUSE. The newly appointed house com mittee on baukiug and currency held its first meeting Wednesday, spending two and one-half hours In discuss ing the currency question lu sevoral of its phases. At tho conclusion of the meeting several of tho members stated that as a result of the confer ence the members of the committee were now nearer together Chnn they ever had been before, notwithstanding th sumo men with tho exception of three composed tho committee dur ing the Fifty-ninth congress. The only definite uctlon taken at this Inltlul meeting was the authoriz ing from the chair of tho appointment of a sub-committee of five to draft and submit a currency bill to correct the present financial situation. Thoro will be no hearings before the convention until the sub-committee has finished Its task and the completed draft Is In the hands of the chnlrtnan. Tho recurrent- of two phases of tho currency question marked the confer ence. These were: The creation of elasticity In tbe currency, and tbe depositing of reserve balances In na tional banks. The committee was ap parently agreed that It will sanction no move to Increase the bulk of pa per money, but will confine Itself to the consideration of the best menna of Injecting elasticity. The plan of providing for tho Issuance of national bank credit notes, which can be in stantly drawn Into circulation when general condition s require an in creased currency, and retirement a promptly as when the need has passed, was presented and discussed at some length. Tho action of the house committee on banking and currency at Its first meeting was In lino with the well known purpose of Speaker Cannon and the house leaders to mnke every show of earnest effort to get currency Itrlsntlon, and, ot tho same time, niiikc the least haste possible. The purpose In tho houso Is to put the Issue up to tho senate. The members of tho lower body are carefully trying to create tho Impression In the coun try Hint they are ready to act. but will not put a bill through to he emas culated, and, perhaps, talked to death In the senate. Scores of currency relief bills al ready have been cast Into tho basket on the speaker's doak nnd have been referred to tho committee. Chairman Fowler wus authorized to appoint a committee of flvo to go through tho various bills, select and rejert fea .turcs nnd suggest a committee bill. A bill providing for prohibition in the District of Columbia was Intro duced by Representative Lamb of Virginia. Mr. Cnlo. delegate from Alaska, of fered a bill conferring upon Alaska a territorial form of government. Representative Kipp of Pennsyl vania introduced a bill making nation al bank notes legal tender. A bill prohibiting railroad compa nies from charging a greater rate for the transportation of freight over short distances than Is charged for longer dlutances for the snmo commodities and the some closs of freight In the same quantities was Introduced by Representative Hardy of Texas. SENATE. Nearly a thousand bills were In troduced In the senate Wednesday, and all of them wore ruferred to com mittees, where they will be taken for consideration after the new senators shall be given committee assignments. No other business of importance wa transacted. Almost all of these bills were considered at the last congress, and most of them are private pension bills. The resolutions of Senators Clay and Culberson, calling on the secre tary of the treasury for Information concerning the recent bond Issue by the government, were allowed to go over until next Monday, when tbey will probably be the basts ot some de bate. Among tbe more important meas ures introduced were the following: By Senator Fulton: Amending the railroad rate law In such a manner that a change of tariff filed with the Interstate commerce commission can not go into effect, where objection la made, until tbo commission has de clared the rate fair. By Senntor Nelson: Extending tbo free delivery service to all towns hav ing a postal reevnue of $8,000. By Senator Burks: Providing for the teaching of agriculture in normal schools; free postage on reading mat ter mailed to the blind, and prohibit ing telegraph and express companies from transmitting returna pertaining to gambling. By Senator La Follette: Requiring more railroad rates shall bo Bxod so as only to yield a fair return on the valuation of the road'a property. Senator Galllnger also Introduced bills prohibiting the sale and trans portation ot poisonous foods and pro viding for a monument In Washington to the private soldiers of the army and increasing pensions for total deafness. A short bill, which may take the place ot a regular ship subsidy bill this session', was Introduced by Sen ator Qalllnger. By 8enator Scott: His last session bills, providing a site for a new build ing tor the state department, tbe de partment of Justice and the depart ment ot commerce and labor.