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Published F.rw Friday Mornlnf. Tl I.I.MAN DIJKI'. Proprietors. VERSAILLES. t MISSOURI Gov. Hocli, of Kansas, referring to the enforcement of the prohlbtlon law, mya that the etatc Is "80 per cent, dry.' " So poor nrc the Russian pendants, lays a writer, that even tho roach and black beetle can not And sustenance In their huts. Automobiles can cross tho frontlet it Russia only by special permission f the minister of finance, obtained by written request. Dr. William Royal Stokes and Dr. John S. Fulton, of tho Maryland board sf health, insist that they have dlscov (red a curative serum for typhoid fo rcr, after a four years' search. Kllen Kay, one of the foreign lead ers of tho movement for equal rights for women, expressed her regrets In i recent lecture in Vienna at the "Americanization" of that movement. The duchess of Marlborough' par ticular fad Is tho collecting of ar tistically bound books. Sho is so nb lorbed In that pursuit that sho has for gotten her earlier fad of collecting miniatures. The British Nlam-Niam expedition In Africa, which has returned to Khartum, after putting down tho re volt of the Dnhr-cMiazel, has brought back a curious trophy In the shape of too sultan's great war drum. It Is cut out of the trunk of a tree, stands four feet high and Is carved to represent a buffalo. The origin of belief in "horseshoe luck" Is so ancient that It never has been determined with certainty, and no superstition is more universal. Ever slnco horses began to wear shoes theso crescents of iron have been ac counted lucky emblems of all people, races and nations that have been ac quainted with their use. The will of an Australian detective provided an unusual way for dividing his property among his six children. His estate, about $35,000, consisted mostly of realty. Ho ordered that six envelopes should be placed in a box, each child to draw one and have the portion of tho property described on tho paper inside tho envelope. Dr. Xalpasso Is preaching In Paris the gospel of tho shakc-hatid-lcss .sal ute, which he declares partly respon sible for tho excellent health prevail ing In unhygienic Turkey. You put your hand to your heart, Hps anil fore head successively to express that your friend is always In the heart, on tho Hps and in tho thoughts. It Is pretty and you neither give nor take mi crobes. The milllucry jobbers in the St. Louis market, whoso business is esti mated at $8,000,000 a year, are greatly agitated over the way In which Game Warden J. H. nodes, of Sedalla, will execute tho Walmsey law, passed by tho legislature 90 days ago and which went into effect on June 17. While tho law was Intended to preserve the Hull and game or tho state' It bears heavily on the millinery trado,becauso It absolutely prohibits a fowl or any parts of It to be exposed for sale. Many people will bo surprised to learn that John O. Rockefeller, as president of tho big Standard Oil Co., receives a salary of only $20,000 a year, or less thau the average New York bank president. It lias been stated time and time again that the Standard Oil Co. paid to Its olllcera larger salaries than any other corpora tion in tho United States, but a glance at the pay-roll ol the corporation would serve to sot at rest all rumors of this Mnd. As a family record tho following would.be hard to beat: In the town of Thurso, England, a man 87 years old Htlll follows his duties as superintend nt of some llagstone quarries. Among the workmen ho has seven Hons, six Bons ln-law, 29 grandsons, four grandsonsln-law and two great grandsons. Forty-nlno members of one family, all connected with tho same trade, and living In the same district, Is something decidedly out of uie common. The widespread Influence of the American educational effort at Har put, Asiatic Turkoy, during the last half century hn3 done much to prepare the way for commercial effort in that regions, It has brought about a feel ing uf respect and admiration for the American home and its accessories, lor our books, periodicals, Inventive Kklll and practical devices and enter prise. It hat likewise led to deep seatedlconfldcuce in the Integrity and business, principles of the American atlon. yinother helpful feature la tho growing WlBsatlsfactlon with the art I cles of Elroeean manufacture. THE CZAR NEEDS II I ''111 ' i - CHRISTIAN ENDEAVORERS cormal Opening of Twenty-Second International Convention. President Clink Detained by lllue.i Letter of Itcirret From Presl-ilt-nl Itnonevclt Kent!. Baltimore, Md., July 6. The formal opening of tho t enty-sccond Interna tional Christian Endeavor convention took place Wednesday in Armory hall, with about S.000 delegates present, and nearly all tho 10,000 seats In the vast auditorium occupied. In the absence of President Clark, who Is detained at homo by Illness., Rev. Howard B. Grosse, of New York-, presided. Treasurer Shaw of the united society read a letter from President Roosevelt, In which the latter expressed regret at not being able to address tho convention, but sent greetings', closing with tho following words. "To mako better citizens, to lift up the standard of American manhood and womanhood is to do the greatest service to' the country. Tho stability of this government depends upon tho In dividual character of Its citizenship. No more Important, work can be done, Important to the cause of Christianity, ns well as to our national life and greatness." Tho reading of tho letter evoked hearty applause, and tho convention voted unanimously for a reply thanking tho president, cxprcslug a wish to join with him in paying tribute to the mem ory of the late secretary of state, John Hay, and asking tho president to stop at Baltimore on his way home, that he might address them. TRADE HAS BEEN RETARDED Holiday niul Weather Influence Iluvt- Combined In Ketnrd Busi ness In Some Section. New York, July 8. Bradstreet's weekly review says: Holiday Influences. Irregular weather and crop reports and seasonable shut downs for repairs and inventories have tended to limit the turn-over. Too much rain in tho west has retarded trade in that section, and from the south similar reports come. In tho central west and cast and south west, however, trade is of full summer volume, with a good retail distribution and fair returns for summer goods from jobbers. Tho sharp advance in raw cotton bas had a rather stlmulat ing effect on southern trade sentiment, though Indicating smaller than expect ed yields, the feeling being that higher prices will offset reduced production. The advance of raw cotton has stimu lated inquiry for cotton goods, which have been generally advanced 5 to 10 per cent., and buyers complain of slow deliveries. HEAT WAS ALMOST TOO MUCH Mill AUee Roosevelt Suffered Mild Attack of Heat Pros tration. San Francisco, July 8. Miss Alice Roosevelt was greatly oppressed by the intpnsn heat in Bcrklcv. Krlilnv. and after nearly fainting was forced to leave the open Greek theater at the University of California, where Secre tary Taft was delivering a speech. Miss Roosevelt recovered quickly on returning to tbo city and, after rostlng at thn hotel, felt sufficiently Wf1l In at. tend thn recentlon Klven to Secretary Taft and bt party by Mrs. Elinor Martin in we evening. A LARGE SUPPLY. HAY FUNERAL AT CLEVELAND Tlii- Ceremonies, ns Was I in- Wbb uf the I.nle Secretary nntl Mrs. Hay, Wert- Very Simple. Cleveland, July C Funeral services over tho body of tho late Secretary John Hay were held at 11 o'clock in tho chapel of the family church. From thence tho body was taken to Lake view cemetery for Interment. President Roosevelt and the mem bers of the cabinet, who arrived on a special train, attended, tho cabinet members being honorary pallbearers. The ceremonies, as was the wish of tho lato secretary and of Mrs. Hay were of the simplest character. They were conducted at the chapel by the family's pastor, Rev. Hiram C. Haydn, assisted by Rev. Teunlc F. Hamlin, of Washington, a friend of the family. Tho body of tho late secretary was taken from tho chamber of commerce at 10 o'clock to the chapel, escorted by tho guard of honor of Troop A of the national guard, of which the late secretary was a former member. Great crowds lined the streets, but perfect or der was maintained. Everything at the chapel wad as nearly private as was possible to make It undrr the circumstances. President Roosevelt and Vice-Prcsl- !cnt Fairbanks attended the remains o the cemetery, with tho members of he cabinet. President Roosevelt left for Oyster Bay at three o'clock. Tho meeting between ho and Mrs. Hay was deeply affecting to those who witnessed it, when tho president went to personally extend his sympathy to tho family In their bereavement. TO SUCCEED SECRETARY HAY Hon. lOllhu Hoot Appointed to nnd Aeeeptn the Olllee ot See rctary uf Mute. Oyster 'Bay, L. I., July . Official announcement is mado here that Elthu Root has been appointed secretary of state. Tho following statement was Issued: "Elihu Root has accepted the tender by the president of the secretaryship ot state. Ho will take the oath of office in a couple of weeks, but it will neces sarily bo some little 'time before he closes his business affairs. He will not go to Washington permanently un til some time in September." In point of mentality, It Is tbo opinion that the president has found a man who can fill the shoes of John Hay. Mr. Root made a good secretary of war, proving himself in that func tion a man of action and quick deci sion. Ho is one of the keenest law yers In tho east. As to politics, he bas always been a republican. Like Roose velt, however, be bas not been in any sense a "machine" man. SHOT TO DEATH BY MOB Lou Heard, a Negro, Charged With Assault, Middled With Itullcts at Xorniandy, Ky. Louisville, Ky., July 8. A special to the Times from Sbelbyvllle, Ky., says: Lon Beard, a negro who bad been arrested on a charge of assault ing Mrs. Chester Crawford, of Nor mandy, was lynched at that place Fri day afternoon. Ho was being taken from Taylorsvllle to Shelbyvllle for safe keeping, but when the train arrived at Normandy a mob of about 25 men en tered the day coach and riddled Beard I with bullets as be sat in bis seat. JAPAN WOULD NOT CONSENT China's Reqaeit to Be Represented at the Peace Conference. Japan Believes She Is Able ta Take Care of China's Interests, fur Which She Has Fought. Washington, July 10. China's re quest to be represented in the Wash ington conference on the ground that sho Is vitally interested in its pro ceedings, has been, received by the president and informally transmitted to tho belligerents. Whether the pres ident has received tho formal replies can not be learned, but It can'bo stated that while Russia Is inclined to favor the suggestion, Japan would noP.con ecnt to it. Japan has already made public her assurance that Manchurials to be re stored to China. That is one of tho principles for which she says she has been fighting. Japan regards herself as fully capable of executing this promise- without tho assistance of China, and in view of China s Inability before the war to cope with Russia in Man churia, the Japanese government is un able to see what possible service a Chi nese representative would be in the Washington conference. Moreover, tho Japanese have all along taken the position that whea peace negotiations were begun they would be conducted directly with Rus sia. It is altogether unlikely that tho Washington government will press the claim oT China, and the official view here fails to sympathize with the Idea. THE CROP REPORT LEAKAGE It I liroiiKht Home o Associate Sta tistician lldtvln S. Holmes and He Is Let Out. Washington, July 10. As tho result of tho investigation by secret service agents into the charges made by Rich ard Cheatham, secretary of the Cotton Planters' association, that Information had been given to cotton brokers la New York by sonio person or persons in the bureau of statistics of the de partment of agriculture, Secretary Wilson has made public an official re port In which he states that Edwin S. Holmes, tho associate statistician, has been guilty of "juggling" the official report, and dismissed from the service. The report says: "It has been found that Mr. Holmes communicated ad vance information to L. C. Van Riper, a New York broker, and M. Haas, of New York, who acted as a go-between In conveying Information from Holmes to other New York brokers. "Steps have been taken by Secretary Wilson to prevent any further leakage of tho department figures, and an en tiro reorganization of tho bureau of statistics andf manner of preparlug monthly crop reports has been out lined. FRAUD ORDER ANNOUNCED Icon mi- IJITcellvc Sunday nnd Is 111 reel eil A,-;niiit tin- People's Unit ed SlnteN II a ilk of St. I.ouls. Washington, July 10. Postmaster General Cortelyou has announced the issuance of a fraud order against tho People's United States bank of St. Louis, Mo., Its officers and agents and E. (1. Lewis, a publisher, effective July 9. Tho action bars the company from the lite of tho malls, after an Investi gation by tho postal authorities as to the details jf tho business of tho in stitution. Tho postmaster general, In his announcement, says: i "It Is understood that the funds of the bank, which have not been bor rowed by Mr. Lewis and his enter prises, amounting to about two-thirds of the totnl umount remitted, are de posited in banks and will be available toward reimbursement or the stock holders, who number upwards of 03, 000. It Is tho Intention of the officers of the post office department to co-operate with tho secretary of state ot Missouri in every proper way fro tho Missouri In every proper way for the tors," A WITHDRAWAL REQUESTED Theodore II. Price, of 'Xew York, Asks Secretary Wilson to With draw Aliened Unjust Charges. Washington, July 10. Theodore H. Price, of New York, arrived in Wash ington, Sunday, and through his at torrey requested Secretary Wilson to withdraw what Mr. Price characterized as the "unjust, offensive and unsus tatned charges and implications" con tained in the report made public in connection with the removal of Edwin S. Holmes, Jr., the assistant statistician of the department of agriculture. "The secretary," Mr. Price said, "had bis request under consideration." Pioneer Lumberman Dead. Chicago, July 10. George E. Wood, a pioneer lumberman of Chicago, died of pneumonia, Sunday. He had en gaged In the lumber business in Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan and tbe south at various times. ILLINOIS SH0T-FIREB' LAW Jadge dray, as Fifth Arblrator, Da e!d That the Mlaeriltand , Halt the Eaveak Springfield, 111., July 8. Judge George Gray, of Delawar who was selected as the fifth arblt .tor by the arbitrators selected by tl: operators and the miners of the sta of Illinois, to decldo whether tho opei tors or the miners should bear tho eaense of tha shot-flrers, rendered neceijary by th law which passed the laslleglslature, has decided that the mlnj-a shall re imburse the operators onqhalf for the expense Incurred by thepmployraent of tho shot-flrers. i Judge Gray In his declslm says: "No good reason can je urged, in my opinion, why tho expanse of such Inspection (that required ly the law of shot-flrers) should bo Imposed on tho miners. It Is an expenso'made by law incidental to the conduct if mining op eratlons." NEW OFFICERS CHOSEN I.lst of Ofllccrs IMeetei Dy the No tlonnl KUiicfitloiial Association nt Anbury Park. Asbury Park. N. J., July 7. The Na tional Educational assodatlon elected the following officers it Thursday's cession: President, Nathan C. Schaeffcr, ot Pennsylvania; vice-presidents, Wm. II. Maxwell, of New York; Miss N. Cropsey, of Indiana; J. H. Hlneman, of Arkansas; E. D. S. Vaught, of Okla homa; John H. Rlggs, of Iowa; Joseph O'Connor, of California; D. B. John son, of South Carolina; J. A. Shawan, of Ohio; H. O. Wheeler, of Vermont; J. Y. Joyner, of North Carolina; J. W. Splndler, of Kansas; J. Stanley Brown, of Illinois; treasurer, J. M. Wilkinson, of Kansas; secretary, Irwin Shepard, of Minnesota. WHAT IT COSTS TO CELEBRATE A "Safe nnd Sane" Celebration of Independence Dny Is Still a Th I nor ot tlm Future. , Chicago, July 7. Tho total figures on the Fourth of July casualties received are larger than those received at tho fame time last year, so that the prom ise of a decreased HsA due to a safer and saner Fourth will not bo fulfilled. The casualties this year are as fol lows: Dead, 54; Injured, 3,157; from the following causes: Fireworks, 1,2."S; cannon, 294; flrearma,,44C; gunpowder, TOG; toy pistols, 37.1; runaways, 80. Tho total fire loss was $251,317. Last year at thin tlmo tho deaths wero 52 and the injured 3,049, divided ns follows: Fireworks, 1,110; cannon, 340; firearms, 44G; gunpowder, 677; toy pistols, 383; runaways, 93; fire loss, $317,700. IMPORTANT ORDER ISSUED Military and Niivul Ollicers .Must Ilerenfter Stand on Their llee nrds fur Promotion. Oyster Bay, N. Y., July 8. An im portant order was issued, Friday nleht, by President Roosevelt announcing the policy hereafter to bo followed by the administration in the making of ap pointments or promotions in the mili tary branch of the government. Tho president orders that If any offi cer of tho army of navy hereafter shall solicit Influence, nside from tho records of his services on fllo In the war or navy departments, In order to obtain promotion or assignment, he shall be debarred thereby from tho advance ment or detail which ho Is seeking. NO ARMISTICE YET Jupnu Will Not Consent to am Armistice Until Ilnsls of Her Deinuillla Is Accepted. St. Petersburg, July C It is ascer tained from official sources that an armistice can not be arranged. Japan has mado it known that she will not consent to an armistice until the Rus sian peace commission has formally ac cepted tho basis of her proposals, which will not bo communicated till the peace conference has assembled. A MONTANA PIONEER GONE Wilbur I'lsk Sanders, One uf Mon tana's First United States Sea ators, Has Passed Away. Henela, Mont., July 8. Wilbur Fifck Sanders, one of Montana's most Illus trious citizens, civil war vetcrano, pio neer, lawyer, leader of vigilantes and former United States senator, died her Friday, aged 72 years. He was elected one of Montana's first United States senators and has been prominently identified with every pub lic movement in the State for 40 years. The l.oebs to Take a Vacation. Oyster Bay, N. Y., July 10. Secretary and Mrs. Loeb expect to leavo Oyster Bay In about ten days on an extended trip to tho Yellowstone national park. During Mr. Loeb's absenco the execu tive work will be dlrected'by Assistant Secretary Bernes.