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8nne& Part 2. 10 Pages PARTINGTON, ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, MO., DECEMBER 28, 1900. Published Every Thursday by The Farmlngton Times Printing Company. Number 51 Volume 36; NT pin kills siSTERSiFRAUD INFORMER AGED SPINETERS POUND DEAD AT NEWARK, N. J. One Body Hanging From Door and j Other Full of Bloody Wounds, Dead Two Women Quarreled. Newark. N. J.. lr. 20 TWO efed spinster sisters. Francos nnd iMbul Rltebtoi mn found dttd bithtlr bono hero. The sisters had lived nlime for twenty fen n in the mom bouee Their aouroo of income nrni inyelerioue. ranoef wan found bin. on tko Boor, while the body of tbe eleter dangled from a lit of clothenllne made fast above a door. A Kimi 1 1 box wan found In Hi dining room, on I he rover of Which had la-en Written theee words: "France hung henotf at i Sat. Me loo" Tills lod lo the belief 1I111! the two old wonon had cnrrlcd OUl a suicide pari fTlIMM hanging herself first and the body Doing eut down by the tutor, lint further Investigation brought to light more grewoomc details Underneath her clothing and stick ing In tin breast of Prances was a hat pin burled in Hie flesh up to Hs black bond. The pin had been driven Close to Hie heart to a depth of about Diir Inches. Oilier wounds, bid not of such a Irloua na'iire. found on the body ida to the ballot that the sisters ay have quarreled and fought rVhothet prune. -s deliberated killed liter and then killed herself the pin, or whether the sister nd hanged (tabbed the other and banded her life will perhaps never km n, LAGRA OLD AT PEORIA Arm" Phynctans Report Debase Has Existed at Illinois State Hoapital for Years. Washington, Dec. 20 The medical officers of the army, who wer sent to the Illinois State hospital at Fnoria t" investigate the occurrence of pellngra among the Inmates. if the Institution have reported thai the dis ease has existed among the Inmates of this hospital for r. number of years probably, although it has not been rorognb"rl as pellagra During the past year, th officers found there had been probably 17Ti cases of pellagra In this institution. Prom May 1 lo August 10 twenty-six deaths are accredited to the disease. It Is said all the patients were very poor and in all probability the cause of the disease was the use of im mature corn meal, containing dis eased kernels. TELL-TALE HORSE TRACKS Kansas Found Guilty of Murdering His Rival on Circumstantial i Evidence. Lyons. Kans., Dec. 20. Ora Turner was convicted of murder In the first degree here late Saturday night for killing Hoy Snider, uear Raymond JaoloOllj over a young woman court ed by both men was the motive for the shooting. Turner was convicted on clrcum. atnnllal evidence of an unusual Character Horse tracks, supposedly made by Turner's horse and cut from tbe earth and preserved la cans, to gether with pecullur bullels that fit fed a revolver owned by Turner, was the chief ovldonce presented. k, Mayor Escapes Ouster Suit. Lincoln, Neb., Dec. 20. -Gov Slial Icjiborgei announced his findings In the complaint liled against Mayor Dahlman nrl members of ihe Ix.ard of fire inn! police commissioners nf Omaha, charging nonenforeement of the k o'clock saloon closing law. Tho governor says It Is the opinion of the attorney general and himself that a case has not been made against tho officials which would Justify him In beginning proceedings to oust theni i from office. Car Famine Cripples Mines. Dunuoin. 111.. Dec. 20. The coal In dustry of southern Illinois is seriously crippled as a result of the car short ago which has existed for Hie past two w, ek with no immediate one . i -1 TO... ....II I. ...I.I..1. ji-,n ,-,-,1 lh.. volitni," of nwSH are nn- thc mines. V Dynamite Upsets Preacher. btartlnaviila, in.. Doc. 20 While drKvIng through this city, tho RovWend Doctor Houck's hone step ped ' on a cartridge loaded with dynamite, which exploded, tearing off one of the animal's lege and upsetting the buggy The minister was unhurt Choice Cranberries, Oranges, Ba nanas, Nuts and Apples at Cole Nixon Mercantile Co. MAY GETS1.0BHM LOEB APPROVES PARR'S CLAIM TO MOIETY IN THE SUGAR TRUST EXPOSE. NOW UP 10 SECY KAGVEABH Discovery of Spiimj on Scaler Brings Fortune to Customs Employe. Hat. I Rival Claimant lor Big Reward. New York. Dec. 20 William A. UMbi Jr.. Collector of the port of New York, has approved the claim lo moiety by Itichard Parr, the deputy Collector and original informer lu the sugar frauds, on ihe S,1U4M paid Inio the UttitOd States treasury Dy Un American Sugar Refuting company as restitution for dUtlM evaded by underwelghlng. According to the Statute regula ting such awards. Parr will receive "not tr ceding in amount ono'half of the no) proceeds which will mean in this .'use. If the claim is approved by ihe treasury department, approxi mately l,O90,OO0 Claim Rewsrd Valid. Mr. Utah ipproved ih- nlalm only after a through ItlYeattgatioa by Har rison Oaborne, solicitor of the customs He held ihni the claim was valid In thai l'arr. on November 20. B07, diooovered .i steel ajar log which was used by the company! cfaeohera to Influence the Hi sfht of draughts of sugar adversely. This laid bare the scheme to de fraud, and It was due to the evidence obtained a the conaaojueai f the events of November 10 that tin- Jury in the civil suit against the company last spring gave n verdict of guilty, which was followed by the paving of the penalty, lleeteX.ll and the rest itution of l2.00O.niMi fullowlng. Has Rival Claimant, l'arr Is not the only claimant for the award He has u serious rival in Edward I. Anderson, anotaer customs employe, but the Inference Is thai l'arr will win out, for the u-eaaury do gM lllllint has ratified practically every move of Mr Loeb In the sugar scand als. There Is some ronfloatlon ol stalutes concerning payment! of this i character, but It Is said that In any I event l'arr will receive 30 per cent nf the amount named, or approximate ly $700,000. WRECK KILLS 2; 32 HURT i Coaches and Engine Topple From Ralls Forty Feet Through a Cul vert Near Penson, Arli. Tueson, Ariz . Dec 2u. Kugineet Tom Walker anil Fireman I W Bauer, both of TneBon, wen- killed, thirteen passengers were seriously In jui ed mid thirty nil, e others cut and bruised when custliouavg Southern Pacific train No. 4, formerly known as the Gulden Oate Limited, wai wrecked three miles west of penson The train was running thirty miles an hour Southern I'arlgc officials say the train struck a curve at too blgh speed. The engine, baggage car, mall car and tourist sleepers toppled from Ihe rails, the engine und tbe mull ear rol ling forty feet down through a cul vert. The other ears turnod over at they cleared the rails, but did not go Into ihe ditch. Army Horses Must Be Horses. Junction City, Kan.. Dee. 20 The Secretary Of war has decided thai no more mgret Bball be purchased for use by mounted organizations of the a-my. It has been an old custom of the field artillery lo use a few mures, but the fecent decision forbids their further use. Higher Pay for Englnemen. Philadelphia, Dec. 20. As a result of u three days' conference with General Manager Myers, eniHnenien employed on the Pennsylvania will receive u slight Jnciease in their pay on certain runs, and other grievances will he adjusted. Farmer Kills Wagonlo'ad of Rabbits. Charleston. 111., Dec. 20. Oscar Had dock, a larmor of Hittlon township, this county, brought s wagonload of rabhlis to town, There vXjere .v.. I bun nies In the lot and wi re sold to a local poultry dealer. Dr. Doxey Held for Murder. 8t. Louis Dec. 20 Dr. Loron B. Doiey, who has been Indicted Jointly with his wife, Dora E. Doxey, on the charge of murder In the first degree, for the death of William J. Erder, waa arrested and for the aecond time. FOLLOWED QUARRY TO DEATH Hawk Unremittent in Its Pursuit of Partridge Selected for Its Prey. Some men working In the fields west of Moscow village the other day saw a hawk start a parlridge In a wheat Held and attempt to cactb It. The partridge was too speedy of wing, though, and for a short distauce It flew straight for the village, after attoiuptlng to elude lis pursuer, think ing, perhaps, that In the habitation of man there WM protection from Its merciless inc. The two birds flew flown Main street In front of the stores and peo ple on the street, but the hawk was so engrossed In the pursuit of Its prey that the presence of nu ll did not frighten It off. The partridge flew about the buildings on Main street and then to the residence section. It was rapidly tiring from its long (light, and iib the hawk, which was stronger of wing, seemed about to clutch It In Its talons ihe partridge attempted to fly In the window of A. J. White's residence, but the window was closed and the bird struck tho glass with force enough to break Its neck and shatter the pane In many pieces. The crashing glass frightened tho hawk and It quickly flew off, evinc ing a desire, however, lo take tne dead body of the partridge with it. Mount Morris Correspondence Roches ter Herald. SOVEREIGNS OF THE REGION Splendidly Led Baboons Ate the Crops In Nigeria So Fast Natives Gave Up Farming. In many parts of Nlgerln, and es , pecially among the hill regions nf the northern provinces, baboons are one of the greatest plagues to the farmer and a Hource of menace to property I and even to life. A protectorate officer while engaged In business in a moan I tsln village was informed by the local I queen that her people could not eon ; tlnue their farming owing to the raids ; of baboons. During the absence of the mun a : few weeks previously these beasts i had actually como Into the heart of the village and destroyed the crops, according to the Wide World Maga zine The natives are In ronstant dread of them and continually fear for the safety of their children Hit William Wallace relates that he has seen droves of DO to 100 of theso animals al: in single file, and that lately he himself shot two enormous I brutes who were grinning at him from the cliffs They utter a nerve shatter ing and horrid hark. They possess a regular system of defense and always have signalers out to watch for the approach of a possi ble enemy. These scouts are always the biggest monkeys and they signal by barks to their comrades when strangers an- approaching. Family Heirlooms at Maine Fairs. The Maine town fairs ure great plates to see family heirlooms which have been handed down from genera tion to generation without suffering wear or elmnge. Among the curious old pieces shown at Green fair wen; a blue spraad 1B0 years old, done by an ancestor of Mrs. Mehltablo Mower; a towel woven by one of Iturgoym's soldier, while a captive in the revolution. K -urinus pltohpipc of wood used by jh mon Jackson while chorister In a Win .rop Church In 1S00, and old Iron dishes shown by Mrs Ann L. Pogg. Then there were Mrs. Fred 11. Parker's "pumpkin hood." old fashioned straw bonnet, und home woven urticles. and much pewter ware belonging to Aunt Polly Sawyor. A bedspread. 125 years old, made by Mrs Dorcas Dearborn was shown by Augusta Daggett, who also had a band carved nntctic for t ombing flax. How Oie Doctor Successfully Treuts Pneumonia. "in treating pneumonia n says Dr. w.j. Smith, of ekuidora, Ala., "the only remedy I use for the lungs is Chamberlain's Cough Hemetly. While, of course. I would trout oilier symptoms with different medicine.-. I have used this remedy n. .my times in my medical pract ami have yet failed to find a case where i lias not controlled the trou ble. I have used If myself, gg bns also my wife, for coughs and colds repeatedly, nmi i most willingly and cheerfully recommend it ns superior to nny other cough roDOCj to t;iy knowledge." por sale by E. M. Luakman. Tricks of the Trade. Friend What, on catth arc you do ing to that painting of yours? Dauber Can't you see? I'm rub bing n piece of raw meat over tbe ,-abblt In the foreground. Mrs. Al ahoddte will be hero to-day, and when ihe sues her pet dog smell of that rao olt, she'll buy It. Judge. gQMsaeflCTSBrajaajrTaraj:rTaiBj 1 1 ig TllisWWswTWfngfsTsTgaial This Offer is for You If you nre n Dt morrnt you will be Interested In knowing that your party now has a magazine of It - own. Norman 11. Mack's NATIONAL MONTHLY Is the only monthly magazine dcvutid to the Interest of tho Democratic party The national MONTHLY Is not the pttwonal organ of nny man or got of men, iwr d"' it cater t- any lsU i - sta other than the Intereata of the great Democratic party ns a whole, Its mis sion Is the preaching of good whol- some Democratic doctrine in the nti rests of the entire membership of tho Democratic party in the nation, its purpose is to give every Democrat an oppor tunity to keep ttimsstf trail posted on the political doings in tho nation while serving iimi monthly with Democratic doctrines un der Which the great minds of the party believe the parly Itself mav be perpetuated, solidified ami made su eeaaful, Bach issuo of thi NATIONAL MONTHLY furnishes Ita reader with cuch just and reneonnble food for argument as could hardly bo atOlnau by the opportunities ot a fWa ordinary reading. Endorsed by Every Prominent Democrat in the Country The NATIONAL MONTHLY has been endorsed by every prominent man In the Democratic party. Tn fact no mtfjaelne In this c.iuntry' ever rt i Iv, ,1 sucli an ov- rvvh.-l nii.g measure of pral-e for the enterprise, and cordial Wiahi h for success, as have been received for this new Democratic magazine. The following are a few extracts from thousands of letters received! "Il it irt. Tke Nitionsl Monthly dtirrrta lueceu." Reprnrn Utire Chump Clark, M.wnty Lrar. . . . "The National Monthly ovifkt to be in every Democratic home." -Representative Raiory of Illinois. ... "It oufht to be in the home of every Demorrat in the land." Mayor Role of Milwaukee. ... "I welcome the National Monthly to the field of Democratic publication." Mayor Dahlman of Ojlihi. . . . "There is room for a great Democratic monthly aiag-a-xnr " Mayor Johnsoa ol Cleveland. - . . "There it a treat field for the National Monthly." -Gov Harmon of Ohio. . . . 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Its covers are printed In colors from designs made by leading artists. Believing that every Democrat In this ssetion will appreciate the National Monthly, we have for the benefit of our readers contracted with Normnn E. Mack for a limited number of yearly subscriptions to tho National Monthly to be offered in connection with a now or renewal subscription to this newspaper. For $1.35 TTT h will Bubescription to the THE TIMES, Farmington, Mo. WITH UNEXPECTED ENDING Story Contains All the Requisite De tails Yet Seems to Fall of Satisfaction. The merciless heat made tho pas senger.'', gasp as the limited plowed Its way steadily across tho western plains Dreary, monotonous, was tho vista of sand scrub which greeted tho eyes of tbe wearied travelers. To add to their discomfort, ahovo the muffled roar of the train arose the continuous walling of a child. More than one man cursed softly and sought refuge In another car all, as It happened, crowded. Finally a harsh looking pas senger spoke. "Why don't you keep that brat quiet?" ho snapped. The mother, a forlorn looking wo man clad In rusty black, looked pa thetically up at him. "I'm trying to," she faltered "Hut, you see, tbe heat and the long Journey " A new expression stole over tho harsh looking passenger's face "Glvo It to me." he said In a tone of marvel ous gentleness: and the poor mother planed Hie fretful baby In his arms. Whereupon he threw the child out ; of tlie window. Sold again! I.lpplnrott's. I well remember some 70 years j since, snys u correspondent of tho lilckonsian. seeing Hat candles In nan. ! To produce what was known ns tho Hut outline, which vvnB also sometimes called ' shoemaker's candle." two new ly made "dips" were pressed cIobo lo each other, while soft, aud theu gamin lowered into the hot fat, thus holding thotu together as one candle with two wicks The size could then he Increased If desired. This Hat can dle was most gen-rally used by shoe makers and tailors, hut was made use of In some households whenever an extrn bright light for working or read ing was required. Danger Avoided. daughter Is it really bad form to go shopping without a chaperon T Mrs U Style KxceBslvely. Young ladies who ahop without a chaperon ire always sure to forget themselves nnl buy things. Brooklyn citizen. jvPaBBtMsaaaMaaaiaaaeoTaaBarin HERE iS OUR OFFER, send you both THE FARMINGTON TIMES and the NATIONAL MONTHLY for one i VILLAGE UNDER THE GROUND Remarkable Community In Austrian Poland Has Its Home in Ancient Mine. Deep In the salt mines of tho ham lot of Vllllczka. in Austrian Poland, some 11 miles from Cracow, lien a! veritable underground vlllnge which i dates away back to the days when slaves lirst opened these mines In 1334. It In a busy subterranean tin- , man hive, all the busier In contrast With the sleepy hamlet above. In fact, ' all the life of tho settlement Is con- I centrnted below ground. The nir In Clean and the temperature that of a Warm spring day. The center of the mine Ik situated In a sort of court which forma a railway station. Here all the railway lines which Intersect this huge mine meet. Men and women go above ground to do their market ing, and meet In this court on their return to gossip and compare their bargains. Children play about In tho shade nf the grottos and sail boats In the gutters, running with salt wa ter. These gutters were made bun drids of years ngo to get rid of tho moisture which runs from the upper doors of the mine, nnd lead down to the very bottom, forming n huge salt lake, the water of which Is gradually pumped i, ft and distilled to obtain salt So illfllcult nud expensive Is It to light up tho whole mine that visi tors must make up a party of at least 30 and pay various sums according to their lumber. No less than "GO steps lead down to the salt lake, und It Is there that the Chapel of 8t. Anthony stands. Forced to Guess Answer. It beats all what odd question reach sumo of the departments or govern- I ment In Washington. Not long ago ; the treasury received a letter from a j IMttnburg man who had made a bet, j asking: "How many cents are there In a bushel?" The answer was not easy to offer. If the man bad asked about pounds he might have received a definite answer. Aa It was, he got In reply guess from a clerk, that "roughly there are something like 1320, or 32,000 petmlea." NATIONAL MO NTHL-lf ' " ' Crorfis. . . . 'Most what the party seeds. "Former Cot. Stephens of Missouri. . . . "It thould prove intereslinij to every Drmocrtt. " Jnde Alton B. Parker. . . . "Democracy thould welcome Ihe Natiooal Monthly. " -Senator Culhertton. Tesaa Minority Leader in the Senate. . . . "The National Monthly deserves Democratic support." Senator Stone of Mitioari. ... "I hope Ihe Democratic party will extend to Ihe National Monthly Ihe cordial and warm tupnort which it deserves." -Got. Swanson of Virginia. . . . "We need a publication like tke Nalisual Monthly to jive the keynote to the party workers. "Stale Chairman Day of Minnesota. ... "I highly approve ol the National Monlhly."--Hon Richard Olney, Member of Cleveland's cabinet. . . . "It ia to be hoped that the National Monthly will find ila way rata Democratic homts STerywhere. " Hon. John W. Kern. Candidate for Vice-President. . . "Democrata everywhere ought to five the NATIONAL MONTHLY generous support and encouragement. " W. J. Bryan. year. Address all orders for 1 NO PLACE FOR HAUGHTY MAN Aged Servitor's Caution Couched with Little Sentiment and Much Sense. A haughty citizen once strolled In to the Btipreme court nt Washington when an argument was being heard and took a seat In the inclosuro re served for lawyers After he had been there a few minutes an attendant came over nnd asked him: "Are you a member of the bar?" The haughty person wasn't, but he took out his card with a flourish and handed It over. Thn attendant received tho card gravely, carried It to the clerk, who glanced nt It and gave some Instruc tions A moment later the haughty citizen was touched on the shoulder and asked to retire. "Why?" he nsked "I sent up my card It usually gives me a scat In any court In the hind ." "Certainly," said the attendant; "but please retire." The haughty citizen did retire. When he got out In the corridor he fumed and fussed a bit "Sir," admonished the nged negro nt the door, who has been thero for many yearn, "think It over. Don't do no peralflaglli' 'bout that DO'L If you should git In contempt of them you ain't got nobody to appeal to but God." Suturday Kvenlng I'oat What Roads Owe to Salt. Iloads, we nre told, owe n great deal to salt. According to one theory, tho oldest trade ronton enme Into exist ence as a renult of tho traffic In suit. One or the oldest roads In Italy Is the "Via Salarla," along which the people of the Sabine country obtained their salt Horn the salt pans of Ostlu. Suit was the main merchandise carried In the tiau8-Llbyan caravans of thn days of Herodotus, and salt is one of the chief elements In the trade along the Sahara caravan routes to day. Salt and suit fish, It Is Interesting to re member, entered largely Into the com merce of the Curt hag Intone. The lat ter, by the way, was considered a del icacy In those pre Christian days.