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Farmer Bright' Honeymoon of Short I What is Going on in the State Legit
To be an old man's darling rather
than a young man's elave does not al
ways pan out. In the early part of Oc
tober last, in Savannah, Mo., Hallie J.
Halterman, who was formerly Hallie
Greene, who was born and raised in our
city, was quietly married in Savannah
to W. C. Bright, a retired farmer of An
drew county, and immediately following
the wedding they took their departure
for Marshall, Ark., where they expected
to make their future home, and take
life easy, the groom being 72 years of
age, and possessor of several thousand
dollars, while the wife was only 28.
While here a neat little cottage was
purchased, and for a while "love in a
cottage" held sway, and with his young
wife and two sparkling little ones, by
lature Six Republicans Bolt
Thomas X. Niedringhaus
the Caucus Nominee
for Senator.
Not a dissenting vote was cast in the
house Wednesday of last week, upon
the adoption of the resolutioo asking
for an investigation of charges made
against State Chairman Thos. K. Xied
ringbaus, and the Republican caucus
nominee for the United States senate.
If there is anything requiring legislative
investigation in the Republican cam
paigh fund or anything else, Republi
can or Democratic, let the light be
turned on without fear or favor. That
is the best plan, the honest course. It
furnishes vindication for the innocent
as well as exposure for the guilty. The
the wife's former husband, everything I . . ... ,
.... . J . ; house and senate committees, and on
so far as friends knew moved of smooth
ly. Bright soon became restless, and
seemed inclined to sjeculation, and fail
ure to keep his marriage contract, seems
to have been the start and ending of
one of the most highly sensational inci
dents to this sectiou for some time. The
following from the St. Louis Globe
Democrat of Jan. 12, will doubtless be
read with interest by all our people:
'Mrs. W. C Bright, aged 28, formerly
Aire. Halterman, of St. Joseph, and be
fore that Miss Hallie J. Greene, who
mysteriously disappeared, when her
husband, W. C. Bright, aged 72, was in
Lexington, Ky., on business concerning
a whisky distillery, reappeared and
in conference this afternoon in
the office of Attorney Edwards, in
ine itiaito ouiiaing, ror tne purpose
of settling the couple's differences,
amicably, if possible, insisted that she
be permitted to retain 37,470 intrusted
to her by her husband for safe keeping,
alleging he had promised her two notes
aggregating nine thousand dollars for
marrying him, and had failed to keep
his promise.
The couple finally settled the mone
tary disagreement by dividing their
money equally, but failed to settle their
marital disagreement. After the con
ference they separated, going to differ
ent boarding houses.
The amount taken by each in settle
ment was $3,738.17.
The total amonnt which was halved
consisted of a cashier's check for 36,
376 35 and $1,100 she had drawn from
the bank.
The wedding was the outgrowth of a
romance begun at Savannah, Mo., where
Tuesday the senate committee, the ma
jority of which being Democrat, re
ported that they found no direct evi
dence had been offered to show that
contributions to the Republican state
campaign fund by Adolphus Busch, or
Otto Stifel were for the purpose of af
fecting legislation in the Missouri gen
eral assembly. The senate report was
of such a character, that the two Re
publican senators did not bring in a
minority report. The house committee's
report was similar.
To carry on an arduous campaign suc
cessfully it is necessay to have sutlic
ient fuuds to defray legitimate expenses,
such as hiring speakers, hiring halls,
printing and circulating campaign doc
uments, etc. The Republican fund was
too small for the purpose and the chair
man used his personal influence and his
own means to increase it. It was cer
tainly proper for him to ask aid from
wealthy St. Louis Republicans, some of
whom were brewers. It was highly
proper for these Republicans to respond
to the appeal. The only question in the
matter was the propriety of Mr. Nied
ringhaus entering these contributions in
his own name instead of the names of
the men who made them. But Mr. Nied , preme court judge, and
rlnghaus explains this, we think, to the
complete sansiaciion or tne unpreju
diced, that owing to the peculiar char
acter of the transaction the sums ad
vanced could hardly be considered as
contributions, the gifts being made con
ditionally and with the agreement that
they would be returned if the national
committee rendered assistance.
On Tuesday, at noon, the respective
I houses of our lecrfalatiirA mn nntl vrfH
Bright owned a cattle ranch. A year j foP r Tnitri Ht.ta Tn t,A knoQ
ago Mrs. Halterman secured a position
in Savannah in a store whose proprietor
was Bright's son-in-law.
There the couple became acquainted
and the marriage occurred last October.
Soon afterward Bright sold bis property
and moved with his bride to Marshall,
Ark., buying a house there.
Somebody told him he could get rich
in the whisky business at Hermiosilla,
Mexico, and he went to Lexington and
closed a bargain for a distilling plant.
Arriving at St. Louis, en route to
Marshall, he entered a telegraph office
to wire bis wife, and lo, she was there
sending a telegram asking him to join
her at St. Louis. She had sold the
Marshall home, and was here with the
His deal for the distilling plant as
sumed troublesome phases and he con
cluded not to buy it.
Myrdille T. Davis, daughter of Edwin
E. and Alma O. Davis, was born, March
21, 1881; died,at her home, one mile east
of New Point, Mo., January 4, 1905, aged
10 years, 10 months and 13 days.
Little Myrdille had never been strong
since her earliest childhood, and when
about a year ago she was attncked with
scarlet fever, the little body was left
more weakened and with a complication
of diseases, which resulted in d-ath.
Many times she would be suffering
greatly, but no word of complaint would
be heard, and her patient, loving dispo
sition was a great comfort to the parents,
who now mourn her loss, but the con
soling tboughi comes to them that the
little soul has been released from its
house of pain, and the heavenly choir
has been enriched by the sweet voice
that loved 6o well to sing, so they would
"Call back the dear departed,
Anchored safe where storms are o'er:
On the border land we left her,
Soon to meet to part no more.
When we leave this world of changes.
When we leave this world of care.
We shall find our missing loved one
In our Heavenly Father's care."
Funeral services were conducted in
the Christian church on .January 5, by
Rev. Geo. L Peters, after which, the
body was laid to reat in the Fairview
cemetery. M.
the vote was: Niedringbaus, 79; Cock
rell, 58; Kerens, 1; Bittinger, L Senate:
Cockrell, 22; Niedringbaus. 11.
From the ballot taken ou 'Tuesday it
was but natroral to suppose that Mr.
Niedringhaus would receive the same
vote on Wednesday when both houses
met in joint session for the purpose of
electing a United States senator but
"there is many a alip between the cup
and the lip," and this is the situation
down at the state capitol at the time of
our going to press. On i he meeting of
the two houses, on Wednesday, the
speaker announced that the ballot
would be taken for United States sen
ator, and the capitol was shaken with
excitement over the failure to elect Mr.
Niedringhaus, there beiug six bolting
Republicans, and the first ballot re
sulted Niedringhaus; 87; Cockrell, 53;
Kerens, 6. The Kerens men cheered as
they bolted the nomination of the state
chairman. The bolters were: Repre
sentatives Bittinger, Branch, Cook,
Elliott, Grace and Roach.
On the second ballot, Mr. Niedring
haus lost two votes and the ballot stood:
Niedringhaus, 85; Cockrell, 83; Kerens,
7; Pettijohn, 1. Following this ballot
the joint assembly dissolved to meet at
noon Thursday.
In a bill 'which goes to the omm-ttee
on criminal jurisprudence, Dorris, of
Oregon, has sought to facilitate the trial
of boodle cases by incorporating in a
special act the provisions of the general
statutes to the effect that the eysdence
given by a criminal in regard to a trans
action to which he was a party, cannot j
be used against him in a subsequent '
trial. j
Mr. Newton, of Wright countv. intro
j duced a bill in the houre providing for
' the creation of a supreme court commis
sion, to be composed of three persons,
; who are to be chosen by the supreme
court, and to receive a salary of 4,500
j per annum. The duties of this commis
f sion are to prepare opinions upon cases
which have long been pending in thn
supreme court, or which may be brought
) meanor to deliver less than 2,000 pounds
fora ton of hay, 56 pounds for a bushel
of shelled corn or 70 pounds in the ear
for a bushel, or to charge for or sell the
same at more than 50 cents above the
average market price
Mr. Johnson, of Chariton, has iotro
duced in the house a bill making it un
lawful for stock to run at large in the
Since the naming of the house com
mittee in normal Bchools the northwest
Missouri representatives, who are united
in desiring a normal school for that part
of the state, are much encouraged.
Lemon, of Nodaway, and Scammoo, of
Atchison, are among the strongest work
ers for the school and both are on the
To strike out the words 'or alum" iu
the pure food bill and insert the words,
"arsenic, calomel, bismuth or ammonia."
making it prohibitive to use them in
adulteration of foods.
A bill to extend the time limit on
prosecutions for felony from three to
five years
A bill to amend the law concerning
letters of administrations granted to any
person; if such person fifes letters of re
nunciation, letters shall be granted the
public administrator.
To provide for letters of administra
tion to public administrators, if persons
originally appointed do not appear with
in five day limit
A bill to provide for the appointment
of a state sciiooibooK commission, ex
empting the three cities of the state
from its provisions, and providing for
the adoption of uniform textbooks, to
be sold by any dealer who niay de?ire.
The books are to be regulated in price
by the commission. This is the same
bill presented two years ago, which was
defeated by the opposition of St. Louis
and Kansas City.
A bill providing for the creation of a
state revision commission to revise the
laws of the state along lines asked or
suggested by the state bar association.
The commission is to be composed of
two members, to be appointed by the
governor, one to come from each of the
two principal political parties. They
are to have the qualifications of a su-
to receive his
sdary, which is $4500 per annum, and
are to be provided with sufficient cleri
cal force.
Mr. Johnson, of Pulaski, wants to 60
change the divorce law as to leave it at
the option or discretion of the trial
judge to allow alimony to the wife in
cases where the husband obtains the
divorce. At present the law allows the
wife alimony only in cases where she ob
tains the divorce.
Dorris, of Oregan, caused some stir
in the house by offering a joint and con
current resolution demanding that
United Statef senators be elected by
popular vote. These resolutions take
the same course as bills.
Senator Nories introduced a biU mak
ing it a felony ror a man who has means
or can work and earn wages to refuse to
support his wife and children. The
maximum penalty for such refusal is
three years in the penitentiary.
of the Christian Endeavor Society of
the Christian church for Sunday even
ing. January 22, 1905, at 0:30 o'clock.
Leader, Bert Lynch.
Topic: "How to Win Souls for
Christ," John 1:35-51.
Song service, society.
Reading the lesson, alternately.
Roll call. Word: -Save."
Song, society.
"The Special Message on the Topic,"
Dale Zeller.
"Selection," Lowell Petree.
"What Has Christ Done for Every
Christian That He Should Tell to
Others?" Eva Carroll.
"How Can We Lay Down Our Lives
for Othere?" Mrs. Minta Lynch.
Session of sentence prayers.
' Song, society. - -
"Au Illuetiation," Mrs. T. W. Maupin.
"Winning Souls. Prayerfully," Bertha
"Winning Souls Willingly," Hazel
"How Can We Help Others to
Soul Winners?" Dorothy Thomas.
General remarks
Closing song:
Vou are cordially invited to attend
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Claude Williams, teacher at
school house, reports a spelling and
ciphering match at his school last week,
between the Divide school and the
Woods, in which the Woods came out
victorious The champions Ht the
Woods were Miss Ida Kurtz and Miss
Erma Simmons; Miss Bessie Smith and
Miss Florence Fuhrraau carried off the
honors for Divide.
Mrs. Gageby, of Mound City, re
ceived a stroke of paralysis at her home
on Monday, January 1G, 1905, and lived
but a few moments. Funeral services
were held Wednesday of this week
She was about 70 years of age
submitted to the court, which will either
adopt or reject them.
Mr. Pumphrey, of Piatt t. introduced a i
bill compelling railroad companies to
knen all nassentrer stations, whether
Woods i ... ;.....,..;
other line or elsewhere, open, warmed
and lighted for a reasonable time before
and after the Hrrival of a train.
Mr. Clark, of Wayne introduced a
bill in relation to s'.oek yards. It pro
vides that but one yardage charge shall
be made and fixes this schedule of
charges for driving, weighing and water
i ng stock: Cattle, 20 cents per head;
calves, 8 cents: hog6. 5 cent-: sheep. 5
cents. Improper handling of the stock
by the yard companies is made a misde
meanor. a -d it is also made a tuisde-
From the Sunny South.
Editors Sentinel: Agreeable to
your request, I' herewith submit you for
publication such items as I think will
interest your readers. After visiting a
few days in Kansas City with relatives,
we were joined by the rest of our party
and left over tho Kinsas City Southern.
By engaging through sleepers, our trip
was made enjoyable, otherwise an 800
mile continuous trip would have been
attended with many discomforts and in
conveniences. Leaving Kansas City at
11 o'clock p. m., we saw but little of
Western Missouri, through which this
road runs for nearly 200 miles. Entering
Arkansas at an early hour the followiog
morning, we were given an opportunity
to see the western portion in all its
original beauty and grandeur. I say
original, because the most casual ob
server would note that man has not
been lavish in his expenditure of labor
in transforming the forests into product
ive fie'ds and pastures. Here and there
we see a typical Southern cabin, clap
board roof, mud chimney and of course
the traditional "yaller" dog, in the fore
ground. A small cotton, corn and to
bacco patch, this is farming in Western
Arkansas. After passing Siloam Springs
the road diverges slightly westward
soon after entering Indian Territory,
continuing southward for nearly 100
miles, returning within the borders of
Arkansas, due west of Hot Springs
Soon we anive at Mena, a town of 5,000
population, a division of the Kansas
City Southern, 381 miles from Kansas
City, a prosperous town, made so mostly
by the railroad shops being located
there. The city is quite beautifully and
pleasantly located on a high plateau,
fine water, good drainage and grand
scenery on account of the rugged coun
try oeona. rrom nere tnere is a
gradual descent southward, soon losing
sight of the knobs and spurs of the Bos
ton Mountains, and entering an almost
unbroken lorest of valuable timber, con
sistmg or tne long lear yellow pine, cy
press, oak and hickory, with qui e a
sprinkling of pecan. These lands for
many miles wide are under control of
gigantic lumber companies, who are
operating their own railroads, extending
miles out into the dense forest, where
they employ thousands of men during
fall and winter in securing the logs by
floating down bayous and over tram
ways and by rail to centrally located
mills along the Kansas City Southern,
millions of feet being shipped north an
nually and large quantities also going to
Port Arthur for export. Farther south
we reach the broad bottoms of the Red
River of the South, which is noted for
its wonderful fertility and is given over
to the production of corn and cotton ex
Euroute we next arrive at Texarkana,
which is situated on both sides of the
Arkansas Texas boundary line, and
each part of the town has its own mu
nicipal organization. A place or won
derful business activity, chiefly cotton
ana lumoer. .Next in importance is
Shreveport, the second largest city in
Louisiana, having a population of 26,000.
It lies upon a plateau to the south of
and bordering Red River, yet safely
above all danger from overflows of the
treacherous river.
The city's record for good health haj
always been bad until recent yean?, when
its importance as a commercial city de
manded better sanitary conditions. The
city has today a fine system of water
workSrgood sewerage, graded and ma
cadamized streets, electric lights, trolley
lines; in fact, everything modern and
up to date, and the reputation of being
the healthiest city in the state. At 8:.'15
a. in. the following morning we crossed
the Southern Pacific railroad at Beau
mont, Tex , a town of 20,000. Five years
ago this month a party of us passed
through here on our way from Galves
ton to Port Arthur, and found it an anti
quated town of perhaps .',000 moss
backs, nestled in the piney woods on the
banks of the sluggish Bayou Teche, per
i fectly willing to be Let alone and slum
ber on, but an oil expert by the name of
Lucas, of Austrian parentage, came
along, bored a six inch hole in Spindle
Top, 1,000 feet deep, oil rose to a height
of 200 feet in a volume exceeding 150
barrels an hour. Then the good people
of Beaumont got a hump on them such
; a hump as Bill Tahl got on him at Corn
1 ing, when the boys shot him with a
' Scotch high-ball. Today they claim a
. population of 20,000, chock full of busi
ness, town full of splendid new resi
i dences, modern hotels, electric plants,
manufacturing plants and everything
j else that helps to make a busy, little
i city. An hour after leaving Beaumont
we were shaking hands and exchanging
greetings with the Holt county boys at
Port Arthur. They were all well and
apparently doing well. Port Arthur as
The Markets;
Special to The Skntkl:
Kashas City, Mo , Wednesday, Dec.
January 18. There seems to be a latent
strength in beef steers that, biings them
out of the numerous breaks they suffer
quickly. The bad break last week was
almost healed up the end of the wek.
Monday and yesterday occasional sales
were weak to 10 cents lower, but today
the market is steady to 10 cents higher,
and probably within a dime of the best
time this winter, about ten days ago. Of
course, there isn't any cattle selling at
80 or higher, as there was in December,
but good cattle are more numerous now
than then. The big fire attheS.&S.
packing plant in Chicago this week will
cause that company to concentrate their
slaughter of good steers at Kansas City
and New York, and will make a little
better demand for them here.
The best beef steers here sold at ?55 50
yesterday, and that price was the tup
last week, but sales are made at 25 to
5.35 every day, bulk of the steers at
$4.35 to 1 85, and a good share of the
stuff is now making money for the feed
er, livery winter, almost invariably,
there is a better demand and stronger
prices, relatively, for cows and heifer.-
than fors'Hftrs. They take the place of
steeis, in many cases, after they reach
the packers, and there is nothing pack
ers can buy at this season any cheaper,
that will do. In the summer and fail
they buy grass cattle, but winter and
spring is the strong season for butcher
stuff. Prices on she stuff are strong and
a little higher nearly every day. Good
heifers sell at SI to 1 5C, best cows up to
$4.15, medium she stuff $2.75 to 3.50.
Fat bulls are a little lower than last
week, veals higher, at 86 to (J 75 for good
ones. Stockers are a shade lower, feed
ers steady to strong, prices $3 to 4 35.
Hog receipts are larger and weights
heavier than last week. Markets do not
fluctuate much, but average strong.
Prices are a shade higher todaj, top
84.82i, mixed weights $4.60 to 4.77.
pigs around $4, light hogs up to $4.70.
Packers have quit talking about prcies
going lower, and have all the appearance
of wanting the hogs pretty bad. Morris
& Company's new plant slaughtered
7,500 hogs here last week, their first full
Mutton prices are at the top notch.
It is not thought they will go any high
er, although the supply will be short all
winter, as any addition to the present
price would tend to curtail consump
tion, which would, of course, react on
the demand from packers, and the price
of live animals. Best lamb3, b th nat
ive and Western, sell at 87 to 7 50, year
lings $6 to 6.55, wethers $5.40 to 5.75,
ewes $4 50 to 5.
Bond Hughes, of Mound City, Mo.,
marketed a carload of mixed stock,
t J. A. RlCKART,
Live Stock Correspondent.
JTew 'port" to Which Seme of the
British Xobility Hare Be
come Addicted.
Recently the fmous herd of white wild
cattle in Chillingham park, Northum
berland. England, was thinned out at a
shoot, held on the occasion of the Tisit
of Grand Duke Johaon Albrecht of
Mecklenburg-Schwerin to the earl of
Tankerville, the owner of the park.
The grand duke was .successful in shoot
ing the king bull of the herd. These cat
tle are supposed to be direct descend
ants or the British cattle described by
Caesar as nearly as large as elephants.
There are herds and wild cattle in Cad
zow forest. Lyme park and Chartley
park, as well as in Chillingham park,
but none are considered to be of so pure
blood as this herd. The park has been
inclosed since the thirteenth century,
so that the animals have had no oppor
tunity to come In contact wiih the other
breeds without the knowledge of ihe
The animals are usually pure white,
except the ears.- which are red. Their
sense of smell is said to be very keen.
They can detect instantly an.vthine
which has come in contact with man.
and will not touch it. They can follow
the scent of a man's footsteps as readily
as a hound does that of a fox. The hair
is thick, especially about the neck.
Once the neck was covered with a sort
of mane, said to be almost as thick as
that of a lion's. While fierce when
pressed, they prefer to keep out of the
sight of man, and will move off when
they see him. even if one is at a great
The Chillingham herd numbers about
70. It is ruled over by a king bull. The
king Is selected on the principle of the
survival of the fittest. When a young
bull thinks he has attained a degree of
strength that will insure him a victory
over the ruling bull, he challenges him
to a fight by advancing toward him and
pawing up the earth. The king must of
necessity accept the challenge. If he is
defeated, he accepts the decision and re
linquishes his coveted position in favor
of the victor. He is then a "banished
bull." The new monarch is recognized
by the herd as the leader.
At long intervals a hunt is permitted.
Previous to the hunt in which the grand
duke participated no one had hunted
the cattle since 1S72. when the prince
and princess of Wales, now the king and
queen of Great Britain, visited Chilling
ham castle, and the former shot the
king bull. The keeper who accompanied
rhe prince on that occasion used to tell
with a great deal of satisfaction how the
prince, acting on his advice, unlike many
other persons who had visited the park,
was willing to kneel to conquer. Fol
lowing the advice of the keeper, he got
down on one knee when about to lire, in
order to secure better aim. One shot ac
complished his object, the ball passing
through the animal's neck.
Call and Settle.
Parties indebted to Seeman fc Gelvin,
are requested to call and settle their
accounts, as the firm having dissolved
partnership, it is necessary that these
iccounts be promptly settled.
Abstracter aiii Neiotiator of Loans.
Transfers for the week ending Janu
arv li.
Frederick Johnson to Ilenrv
Harmes, 10a sw frl . b2, 40 $ 250
Bank of McCracken to G W Petty
john, w 07.a n2 sw3: lot .5 se 4,
til, 40 0,000
Neva S McNabb to Jas A Taylor,
lots 14. 15, block 15. Craig MO
Jesse F Worler by ad'm'r to W S
Gossett, lot 5, block 3; lot 5,
block 4, Herrin's ad. Forbes. . . . 225
Emma J Drvden by trustee to
David Kennedy, lots G, 7. 8, 9,
block 7, Mound City ext..! 400
Jno L Minton to Isaac M Minton
and Arthur V VanCamp, s 20
ft nw se 10, GO, .'19 I
Output and Its Valve of the Various
States Burins; the Tear
For Sale
A Horse and Jack, enquire of
Oregon, Mo.
a citv has exoanded bv leaDs and
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intellieent comment, and it keeps you , aj?0 , largely so from the development of j
up louaieoneverytning worm Knowing; tne oii induetry: IKS wells have been
in pouues vuoiubhuc anu loreigm ana in urnIll,hr. in hfttwonn Bamimont and the
Port Arthur docks, several large re-
fineries are in operation. A great future
! seems to be in store for this part of Tex-
literature, art and music. For
sample copy send a postal card 'to The
Tribune, New-York.
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The following letters remain uncalled
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the week ending Jsnuary 20, 1005:
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Misj Flo Musser. t
When calling for any of the above
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Mrs. Setta Philbrick is visiting rela
tives and friends in St. .Joseph, this
-Mr. E M. Norris, who has bees very
! sick for several days, does not seem to
improve very rapidly, and is wry sick
, yet
- By an order of the president, the
ladies of the Woman's Union will holrt a
business meeting, for members only, at
the club rooms, Monday evening, Jan.
J.1, 1905.
Mrs. Anna Seeman, of St. Joseph,
is visiting relatives in Oregon this week.
California, Texas and Nerada are the
only state in the union that produced
quicksilver during the year 1903. Cali
fornia mines yielded 30.526 flasks, worth
$1,390,916. The production of quick
silver in Texas amounted to 5.029 flasks,
valued at $211,218. Nevada could claim
oaly 65 flasks as the year's output. The
total production for the three states
was 35.620 flasks of 764 pounds each,
valued at $1,544,934. This was an in
crease in quantity of 1.329 flasks, aad in
value of $77,086. as compared with the
34.291 flasks, ralued at $1,467,948. whit
constituted the production of 1902.
A notable Incident during rhe year
was the publication by Prof. William
B. Phillips, director of the University,
of Texas mineral survey, of a carefully
prepared statement in regard to coa
siderable extensions of the area in
Texas where quicksilver is found. It
is evident that quicksilver mining la
Texas should increase for several years
before reaching the maximum.
The average price for quicksilver, per
flask, in San Franrico during the year
1903 was $45.29.
During each of the last ten years the
amount of quicksilver imported into
the country has been small. The quan
tity imported during 1903 had a value
of $1,065. The quicksilver exported
during 1903 amounted to 17.577 flasks,
valued a) $719,119. of which 10.722 flasks
worth $446,845. were shipped from the
port of San Francisco.
The above figures are taken from a
brief report on the production of quick
silver in 1903. which is embodied in the
volume entitled "Mineral Resources of
the United States. 1903." publiehed by
the United States geological survey.
The report is also published in pamphlet
form and may be obtained, free or
charge, from the director of the United
States geological survey. Washington,
D. C.
The Milky Way.
"Professor.", said the milkmaa.
"won't ye lemme look through yer tel
lyscope oncet?"
"Certainly." replied the professor.
"I'll let you look at Aquarius."
"Aw. water ye givin' me?" was the
unconsciously appropriate rejoinder.
Houston Post.
Anne Hatheway's Garden.
Some time ago it was decided f
plant in the garden qf Anne Hathe
way's cottage, at Shottery. all the va
rious sbmbs. flowers and plants men
tioned in Shakespeare's plays and son
nets, and they are all in a flourishing
Good Scheme.
Conductor This is a bad nickel, sir
I :ant take it.
Passenger Ob. well, give tbatoae.to
the company.

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