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Morgan County Repoblican.
W. W. KINLOCri, Publisher. VERSAILLES, MISSOURI. Lot's hopp business won't get the spring fovor. They will not toil tho little Dutch princess for a few days how Important Bhc Ih. Massacres by religious fanatics surely have no plor.o In this twentieth Mitnry. Positively the newest thing In prin cess gowns Is the little daughter of tho queen of Holland. Ily tclfptioii IrjK to Mars at a cost of ?1 0,000,000 a word, why not wend tho message "roller! ''" Still, If Xi'lnya Insists upon strop oil, he won't lime to pull very hard on the faucet to Mart It running. No Hague peace conforenco this year, anil look at tho resulting confu sion. Why not a continuous session? Doing an Innocent bystander nt a tariff-tinkering carouse Is an expensive amusement for the ultimate consumer. Over 80 per cent, of tno children In New York schools are of foreign hlrth. Well, what sort of a finished product do these schools turn out? Zolaya Insists that he has assembled his army for pearo purposes only. The peace-dine, however, seems to have a hard time locating a roosting place. Nor need It he trustfully believed that If wo pay lor tho Panama cannl as we go, the succeeding generations who enjoy It will lender us any thanks lor the sen Ire. As the people (,r the east now begin to wonder what the prlco of summer Ice will bo, they think of all tho big rakes they let go hy in the rivers dur ing the past few weeks. It will he a misdemeanor hereafter In ninli to buy a ticket to a Sunday baseball game. Doubtless this will icstill in an overwhelming demand for more knot hides in tho fence. It grieves us to find that the Grid Iron club insists on rhyming "distinc tion" with "extinction." The Gridiron club deserves a sewro roast from tho Amalgamated As delation of Pouts. If the stall: railroad commission would not enforce, the provisions of the consllliitlon, what reason Is there to believe that It will enforce the pro WsIoiih or an act of the legislature? An English touHsl criticises Ameri can women for "weiring too many clothes." Dhi ho epei to find them all going around dn-ss.-d as though I hey were nbout to be presented ut eoui I? Many cities continue to maintain and tolerate tiutleibo areas. Ameri can cities hnve never taken adequate pierautlons to reduce the Uro peril. The moral which Is Impressively dis closed by tho Manchester ronllugra lion has been disclosed many times before, b.U It has never been properly heeded. Pittsburg has had grand opera and 'Turin Tom's Cabin" in one week. It Is undei stood that there wero great dlffeiences presented by tho audi ences In attendance at tho two attrac tions. Tho people who went to grand opera woro much more costly clothes than were exhibited by tho "Uncle Tomnicrs." A stalwart gentleman possessing no capital but n pair of soft brown eyes and an engaging manner boasts of tho ease with which he Infatuated a score or so of widows, gathered in their spare ensh mid Jewelry, nnd llltted gayly to fresh Holds and pastures new. This sort of thing Is becoming pain fully periodical and discourages life Insurance. Our social reform friends might do worse than form a society for protection of poor, lono widows. Whisky producers have renowed their fight for old-time labels, and have employed such eminent counsel as former Ambassador Choato am! ox Secretary Curllslo. Now wa 1111 havo tried all over again the question of what Is whisky. Whatever tho flnnl official decision may be, one definition of tho article Is beyond doubt: It Is something tho less of which ono drinks tho bettor ho Is off, no matter whether tho bottle taars tho words "compound" or "Imitation." A Harvard professor says that for 510,000,000 ho can nrrango apparatus hy which communication can bo had with Mars, nnd that ho can complete tho work in a fow monthB. Dut who knows whether tho people of Mars, If that planet Is really Inhabited by In telligent beings, will caro to com municate with us? A community which has dwelt In proud isolation nil these millions of years may object to any Interruption of long standing peace and quiet, and hence may refuse to talk back. NEXT WINTER'S FUR AND MILLINERY STYLES, A LA MOMBASA. zmpiijiili DIRIGIBLE BALLOON TRAVELS -1CG LOST LIFE TO SAVE YOUTH MILES IN 22 HOURS WITH OUT LANDING. INVENTED IN CHARGE OF SHIP Starting From Friedrichshafen Balloon Goes to Bitterfeld Pausing at Various Cities Whcre'Craft Maneuvers. Ilerlln, Germany. Count Zeppelin, whose lemarkalile performance In his first air ship, brought great honors to the Inventor accomplished the most striking feat in his career. He guided Ills Zeppelin II from Frlcdrlchslmfon to Hlttei'fcld, a distance of more man 450 miles, without landing. The Journey lasted nearly twenty-two hours nnd so far as known Count Zep pelin Is still in the air on the return Journey to Pi ledi lchshafen. He has alie.nly beaten all leronls ior dirigible balloons with the oppmtunlty of great ly improvlm; the pet lonnnnce. Was Expected In Berlin u was nuiiouucr.i aim wiueiy oisiri- j liuicct in special eiinicuis or llie news papers that the count would come to llerliu und land at tiie Tempelhof parade ground, lliiinlieda of thousand!;, gathered there in the afternoon. The emperor nnd cnilin ss several of tho princes and leading military officials nnd officers were pn sent and towaifls evening searchlights were set to work, In anticipation of the approach f the airship. Soldiers kept tin enormous space clear until half past ten o'clock at night, when a dispatch from Hitter feld announced that the airship was returning to tho starting place, at FrledrlcliBhafon, which caused tho most Intenso disappointment. Count Zeppelin who personally whs In charge of the airship, and whoso hand was on the tiller during the greater part of the Journey hnd not allowed a word to be made public re lative to his intention to undertake an t.ndurancc trip. Craft Awakens Bavarians. Early In tho morning, tho peoplo of Trouchtllngen, n small city in central Ilavarla wero nwukoned by the noise of tho propellers of the craft which was passing slowly. At this place, the count dropped out a card divulging his Intention to pro cued farther north. This was the first occasion ho had Journed over Ilavarla and his arrival an hour and a half later at Nuremberg, caused tho greatest surprtso to thousands of pleasure seekers, who wero preparing for tho holiday excursions. MOB LYNCH A SUBSTITUTE Trouble Over Dog Results In Killing of Deputy Sheriff Posie Mob Murderer's Brother. Portland. Ark. A posso of citizens lynched Joe Ulakeley, a negro, broth er of Sam Dlakeley, who shot nnd killed Deputy Sheriff Cain near here. Unablo to catch tho nlleged murderer of Cain, the posso lynched tho brother after he declared that ho Intended to "got" Ilud Harper, who hud killed tbo Ulakeley brothers' dog. Trouble over the dog resulted In Cain's death and the lynching followed. Fremont, Neb., Dtputy Sheriff Is Pul led Under Moving Train by Insane Charge. rremont, Nob Frank Kent, a Fre mont youth, iIImI at the hospital hero and Deputy SIci.lT W. P. Condit is dying in the sai1.' hospital, with his lelt leg gone, ,n the result of a desperate stiii'mlo In which the deputy tried In prevent Kent from tin owing hlmseli under the wheels of a moving train Kent had I'oen ad judged insane in 1 was being taken to the state hospital at Lincoln. The two were at the dep it when the insane youth made a 1 np for the track on which a Northwi .-lei n train was mov ing. The officer pulled him back but In tin- struggle both lolled under the wheels. Kent was terribly crushed and Cundlt's leg was severed at the ankle. AIRSHIPCOMPANY FORMED Detroit Corporation Plans to Build and Operate Craft Capitalized at $20,000. Detroit. To build, operate, lease machinery and other apparatus of air ships Is tin' purpose of tho Standard Avlatlcit Co., tho Incorporation papers of which were filed here. It Is declared the Incorporators In tend to cany on a full-Hedged aerial navigation business for any who can afford It. Tho Incoroprators are: Or ille W. Owen, Frederick W. Ilemln ger, and .1. Howard Pray. Tho com pany Is capitalized nt J20.000, half paid in. Labor Leaders May Call 8trlke. Ilaltimore, Mil. James W. O'Con ncdl, president of the International Machinists' asoclatlon, nnd tho pres idents of several other ullled as sociations aro ronslderlng plans to rail a stillio in all thu machine shops of the Ilaltimore & Ohio railroad system, following the fniluio of efforts to settle the controversy between tho men and tho company over tho Intro duct Ion of tho piece-work system. Booth Charged With Embezzlement. San Francisco, Cul. David Month, under arrest hero charged with passing bogus checks In Klpaso, is also wanted at Memphis, Tenn., where ho Is accused of cmbcz.llug $1,000. Ilooth was captured Tuesday night In company with George w. Taylor, churged with negotiating bogus checks In Los Angeles. Oklahoma Judge Acquitted. Tecumseh, Okln. District Judgo W. N, Mabon of Shawneb wus acquitted of tho charge of accepting bribes from gamblers and bootleggers. Fatal Flro on Coast 8teamer. Vancouver, 13. C Ono man Is dead and four perhaps fatally burned as tho result of n flro on board the coasting freight steamer Coqultlam on her way through tho Qulf of Georgia from this port. Tho flro started when second Engineer DInck and Fire man Larson wero alono In tho englno room, Larson was burned to death and Illack nearly lost his llfo trying to rescue him. Second Mato Watts was also badly Injured and two Japanese flremeu wero burned. MAIL TRAINS IRE MOVED GEORGIA RAILROAD STRIKE CRI 818 18 AT HAND. Terminal Company In Atlanta Now Involved In Negro Employe Argument. Atlanta, Ga. Ily order of the government authorities, trains car rying tho malls, wero sent out over tho Georgia railroad. The personnel of tho crews, although' of Intense In terest to tho people of tho district through which the trains will travel, was not regarded as a matter of con sequence to the authorities In tholr attempt to deliver tho ninlls. Whether negro firemen will ho In tho majority is not known, as no in formation on this subject has been given out. It Is believed, .however, that a groat many blucks havo been engaged to stoke the engines, as It has been almost Impossible to procure white men to take tho place of tho strikers. It Is hoped by tho authorities- Uiat mall trains will make their runs un molested, hut fears of complications nro held by many. United States Comlssloner of Labor Nelll has noti fied tho road that It must decide what stand It will take on ai filtration imme diately. Tho switchmen of tho Georgia Joint Terminal company, which controls tho tracks on which tho Georgia rail road enters Atlanta, have complicated affairs by Insisting that any agree ment to arbitrate or any decision reached as tho result of arbitration must Include thu Terminal company. George E. Evans of tho Louisville & Nashville, Is expected hero to con fer with President Scott of the Geor gia railroad. TO ABANDON ZIQN CITY Will Colonize in British Columbia Politicians Control Dowie'e Town. Chicago, 111. Zlon City, found ed hy John Alexander Dowle, Is to be abandoned by the devotees of tho Christian Catholic Church and left to the secular world. As a result of the recent municipal election there, In which the Dowleites were defeated and control of tho town was taken over by politicians, repre sentatives of the church havo gone to Edmonton, Alberta, British Columbia, to complete the purchase of a tract from the Canadian Pacific railway on which to build a new city. The Dowic Ito colony may mlgrato to that sec tion this summer. Wilbur Glen Vollva, Dowle's succes sor as head of the church, plans to ulmiulon tho lace-niaklng Industry which Dowlo founded and to convert his lacemakers Into farmers. KILLS WIFE BY MISTAKE Indianapolis Man, Thinking Woman Is Burglar, Fires on Her With Fatal Results. Indianapolis, Ind. Mistaking her for a burglar, George W. Thomp son shot and killed his wife. Ac cording to Thompson's story, he had retired early, leaving his wlfo downstairs sowing. Later, when stio entered their room, Bhc did not turn on the lights, but carried a lighted match. Thompson, ho said, awoko with a start. Ho thought tho light was from a burglar's bull's-eye lantcr, nnd, not ing upon first Impulse, pulled his re volver from under his pillow and fired twice at the form which followed tho light. One Divorce to Four Weddings. Ixis Angeles, Cal. The first five months of 1900 show a strntllng Increase In tho relative proportion of divorces to marriages in Los Angeles county, figures Indicating that n di vorce had been granted slnco January 1 for every four marriages. In 190S the ratio was 1 to C. In San Fran cisco It was 1 to 7. In the United States it wos 1 to 12. Millionaire Kills Employe, Lafayette, Ind. Ellas Hay, a mil lionaire 'land owner, has confess ed that ho was tho causo of tho death of Conrad Ortman, who died In the hospital hore. Ray said Artman attacked him with a stick. Ho said ho picked up a longgcr stick and de fended himself. Ho struck Ortman on tho sldo of ,tho head. Accused of Killing Man. Capo Girardeau, Mo. A farm hand named Den Dcgenhard, was arrested at Wittenberg, north of this city, for killing his employer, Frits Zehrl, a farmer In Illinois. They had nn altercation concerning their work and Zehrl was struck over the head v.-lih a piece of plank. Nashville Gets Assembly. Denver, Colo. NaBhvllle, Tenn., gets next year's Presbyterian genet nl assembly. Chicago and Atlantic City hud asked (or the honor. TERRIFIC TORNADO THIRTY-TWO ARE DEAD AND 100 ARE INJURED BY STORM AT ZEPHYR. MANY IRE EXPECTED TO DIE Storjn, Accompanied by Low Roaring 8ound, Strikes Sleeping City Ruins Burn in Wake of Storm. Drownwood, Tex. Tho task of re lieving tho cyclone sufferers at Zephyr Is well under way. Tho work has been well organized by the pepolo of Drown wood, who went to tho sceno on a special train as soon as news ef the disaster was received. Tho dead number .12 and the In jured closo to 100. Throe nro unac counted for. Twenty-elght of tho In jured aro reported in serious condi tion. Tho more seriously injured wero taken to a hospital at Temple. Fires Follow Storm. Tho tornado cut a wldo path through tho town, demolishing scores of buildings. Fires, started by light ning, made the destruction moro com plete. Tho tornado was preceded by a hail storm of unusual severity, tho wind following a lull in the fall of hall, coming with a roar that caused sleep ing citizens to awaken with a start. They scrambled out of bed, only to bo caught between tho tottering walls of their homes. In a short time thero woro scones of excitement and terror from end to end of tho village. Weeping women and children, clothed in tho scantiest of attire, rushed about In the ruins, seeking loved ones from whom they had been separated, or looking for places of shelter from tho merciless storm. After tho first momentary shock of tho disaster had passed men, women and children who had escaped death or serious Injury turned their atten tion toward rescuing the dead and dy ing from the ruins, which had become Ignited and wero burning fiercely. This work, hampered by darkness and the limited number of able-bodied men, was necessarily slow, and It is feared some who escaped tho wind's fury mora worse fate in the flro that followed. A relief train left here for tho sceno ns soon ns tho news was brought to this place hy a railroad man on a handcar. It carried sur geons, food and clothing. Tho storm, which formed half a mllo southwest of Zephyr, swept Into the nlr after sweeping along tho ground for less thnn a mllo. Its fury was the most terrible of any tornado ever experienced in this section. A wldo path was cut through tho business and residence portion of tho town and scores of buildings were de molished. Lightning started flies, which added to the horror. No ef fort was mado to fight tho flames, aa caro of tho wounded demanded tho attention of tho survivors. Ono entlro business block wns burned. A section hand rode a handcar to Drownwood nnd spread tho alarm. In two hours the Santa Fe railroad was speeding a special train to tho scene of tho storm, with nine surgeons and a score of Drownwood citizens. Scores of persons directly In the storm's path saved themselves by tak ing refuge In storm cellars. Moro than a dozen bodies wero mutilated. County Clerk Thad Cabler and wlfo and two children had gone to Zephyr to spend tho night nnd wero killed. Tho big stono school building and two churches wero swejf from the faco of tho earth. Ily daylight, 1G surgeons wero working on tho wounded. Tho surgeons who formed tho first party out of Drownwood found u dos olato sceno awaiting them. Tho hill sides at Zephyr wero covered with de bris of all kinds and bodies of dead nlmuls nnd human beings. Tho ruins woro dimly lighted by tho burn ing buildings, and tho cries of the wounded roso above tho sound of tho elements, which threatened a second storm. Drownwood, with organized relief work, has tho situation well In hand. The storm was preceded by a low rumbling sound. 8anta Fe Fast Mail Wrecked. Topeka, Kas. Santa Fo passenger train No. 9, westbound, known as the California Fast Matl, was wrecked at Pcabndy early Monday and H. C. Thompson, postal clerk, of Kansas City, was killed. Dr. John W. Blshoff Is Dead. Washington, D. C Dr. John W. Dlschoff, tho "blind organist of Wash ington," died here. His wife, a daugh ter, Mrs. Lucille Chester of New York, and a son, John E. Dischott; of Dea ver, survive him.