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Muretania Will Try
To Break Record Liverpool, Dec. 12 The Cunard lin er, Muretania, left this port to-day with the expectation of establishing a new record for the round trip at Christmas time. She willdepart from New York within 32 hours after her arrival there and will be due back at Fishguard as the Christmas ship on December 21. Fifty Cents Enough for Seven Kisses : St Joseph, Mo., Dec. 12 That fifty cents each is enough to pay for kisses is, the decision, by inference, of the jury, which- declined to. award Mrs. Margaret Bender, a pretty young. wid ow,. 20,000 in her, suit against Wm. T. Magot a wealthy farmer. . The jury was made up almost entire ly of young men. Mrs. Bender, who is twenty years old, alleged that Magot seized her and forcibly kissed her sev eral times. Magot made no denial, but said that on Mrs. Bender's demand he paid spot cash for them. There were seven kisses and he paid her, he said, $3.50, or fifty cents each. o Train Runs Away And Two Killed Scranton, Pa., Dec. 12 Four or five men were killed or injured when a freight train ran away here to-day. Two will die. The runaway train smashed into the round house, setting the structure afire and then a boiler exploded, strewing wreckage all around . The Biggest Yet Washington, Dec. 11 The greatest cotton crop on record, 14,885,000 bales is the department of agriculture's esti mate of this season's production. This is greater by 1,447,000 bales than the record crop of 1904. Every state in the cotton, belt has established new rec ords, for production. o Train Hold-Up Savannah, Dec. 12 The Atlantic Coast line train No. 80, bound for New York, was robbed near Hardeville, S. C, at about daybreak. Several sacks of registered mail were taken. iThe train was running in two sec tions and an express car at which, it is believed, the robbers aimed, was carried on the second section and es caped attack .'''A1 posse is in pursuit. Midden Caps Explode Globe, Arizona, Dec. 12 George Montgomery and Willis Woods, while on their way to Globe yesterday, es caped death -in a most miraculous manner. Both became cold and set fire to a log to warm themselves. Suddenly there was a loud explo sion and their . clothing and leggings were filled with' copper. Upon in vestigation it was found that -some one had cached a box of dynamite caps in the log, nearly all of which were exploded by the fire. The wonder is that both men were not killed. father Lashes Girl Los Angeles, Dec. 12 Her desire to possess a new pair of shoes so that she might mingle with the girls and boys of her acquaintance without be ing scorned because of her attire, yes terday caused Gladys Perry, aged 16 years, to receive twenty-four lashes with a rope's end when she told her father Warren Perry, that she would earn the money herself if he was un able to furnish it. The girl appealed to the police and Perry was arrested. When taken before the judge he was given thirty days. 7 (.ominu.i .t 11,4s iif ire all so dear. The In the warm half gloom To find again the old familiar room. The scents and sights and sounds that never tire. The homely work, the plans, the lilt of baby's laugh. The crackle of the open fire: The waiting, then the footsteps coming near. The opening door, the handclasp and the kiss. Is heaven not, after all, the now anfi here? The common things of life are all so dear. Anon. THE FIVE-CENT NAVY BEAN. The savory odors of the old-time baked beans have come down to us through several generations, and to hear of the nutty beans baked in the old brick ovens and eerved with the brown 'oaf and sweet blocks of home- fattened pork makes us long for the experience of just one taste. Those aromas floated all Saturday through the old-fashioned kitchen and made the young folks so hungry that they couldn't wait until Sunday morning for the luring dish, but must needs dip into it for supper; but this did not take away the relish, for it when - it appeared the next morning. Baked beans are. fully as popular today as they were in grandfather's time, j'et with our complicated exist ence we find them harder to digest them than did our forefathers, who lived a simpler and more active life. The skin of the bean is the indi yestible part which the digestive juices cannot dissolve, so that if the skins are removed, as they are by the process of soup-making, they are much easier digested. When beans are combined with oth er foods, they are more easily digest ed than when used in large amounts alone. Left-over beans may by the thrifty housewife be changed into very pal atable and nourishing dishes. The length of time for soaking beans depends upon the age; the older and drier they are the more soaking they need. When the beans show the skin shriveled and broken they are ready to be put with the pork to bake. Hymn Numbers for 'Phones. The city missionary was growling because he found it difficult to remem ber the mission telephone number "1 would like to change it to 793-.' be said I could remember that, for 93 is the number of my favorite hymn Five hundred and sixty-eight, the present number, was the lavorlte bymn -of the superintendent In charge when ne telephone was In stalled The telephone company is very courteous in its dealings with churches and missions Whenever pos sible they -allow the pastor to select his own number As an aid to mem ory most of them rhoose the nurnbei of a popular ay ran That is the rea son most churches and missious have low telephone numbers " A Judne-of . Wine. George C. Holci, the boel man, was talking in New York about wines "The average American is now a good judge of wine." said Mr Roldt "'He is no longer tooled by elaborate and Imposing labels He has learned to appreciate a wine's bouquet, flavor and body "1 beard the other day a mild-look ing chap in a restaurant who said- "I understand they've been having wine riots in France, waiter ' 'Yes. sir; I believe so, sir. the waiter answered " Well." said the mild-looking chap the wine you've served me here would be enough to start a riot anywhere ' Long-Headed Husband. "This is good wine. I must taka home a few bottles to my wife." "She never touches wine, as you know." "True; but it will be a little present for her, and I can keep it from going to waste." Washington Herald. Daily Thought. Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands; but. like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you chase them as your guides, and, following them, you reach your destiny. Carl Schurz. 1 New magazines at Shorey'a. CURIOUS BITS OF HISTORY A BAND OF PLUCKY EX PLORERS. By A. W. MACY. That was a plucky little band of explorers who, on May 24, lc.69, under the leadership of one-armed Major Powell, plung ed into the canyon of Green, riv er, where the Union Pacific rail way crosses it, determined to follow the river to its junction with the Grand, and then follow the Colorado river until it emerges on the lowlands of southern California. They knew what it meant a perilous jour ney of more than a thousand miles, through dark canyons a mile or more in depth, over whirling rapids, through raging torrents and past yawning r chasms. It took them over three months to make the jour ney, but they made it; seven of the ten explorers and four of the six boats emerging in safety. This journey, by reason of the knowledge gained and the re sults which followed, may be re garded as the beginning of the great conservation movement (Copyright. 7011. bv Tosr-pli b Bowles.) o TO SOOTHE NERVOUS PEOPLE Decorations anji Furniture of the Boudoir Should Have Harmonizing and Restful Effect. The boudoir when furnishing be anything that fancy dictates can Im agine it in blue tones blues which areNsoft and blend one into the other in perfect harmony. There might be a blue carpet with touches of mauve woven Into its pattern. That pinky mauve which goes so well with blue chintzes should be in colors of mauve and blue, and a white paper on which, sweet peas are the note of color would harmonize well With a couch and large, comfortable chairs, a bureau, a small table and a bookcase of satin wood or of inlaid mahogany the room would be luxuriously dainty and rest ful. Another boudoir where the deep chintz covered chairs and settee rests upon a white Bokhara carpet with notes of dim red and black is consld" ered charming The walls are ot a warm sage green and the curtains and window seating of that shade of red which seems to have faded to a sober pinkness. There are shelves full or books and a table with' a bowl of flowers. On the mantelpiece and china shelf there are curios from all over the world A few photography and old etchings adorn the walls. The woodwork is of deep chestnut This boudoir achieves what a boudoir should always do, an expression of its owner. A SHORT COAT. Little coats such as this are gener ally made of the same material as the skirt with which they are worn. , It has a wrapped seam over the shoul der to edge of basque both front and back. The revers and cuffs are faced with plain silk. Straw hat, trimmed with feathers. Materials required: 2 yards 48 inches wide, ZVz yards silk 22 inches wide for lining. Don't forget the poor and needy during the Christmas holidays. PRESSING 'IRONS ARE HANDY Crease Made In Trousers by Drawing Edge Between Them Bother With Tailor Eliminated. A New York genius has designed a pair of pressing irons that make a man Independent of the tailor after his clothes are made. They are also handy for persons traveling who want to preserve a natty appearance. The irons are two hollow box-like affairs mounted on handles, -which have spring holding frames. , Normally the irons are together, but when the handles re pressed together they open. The dge of a pair of trousers is then laced between them and they are. Handy Pressing Irons. drawn the length of the trouser leg, imparting as fine a crease as any tail or can give with the old-style iron. This new Implement is heated by elec tricity and has ah attachment there for at one end. All the traveler need to do is hitch it up to the electric fix ture in his hotel room and .press his trousers in a few minutes. It will also press other garments or flat goods excellently. Low Temperature on Fish. M. Pictet, the French scientist, has been conducting some experiments to ascertain the effect of low tempera ture on fish and animals. He has been at work on this subject at times for 18 years, and he finds that with all the animals with which he has exper imented the common, snail can with stand the greatest amount of cold. He has subjected them to a temperature of 120 degrees C. below freezing point and then nursed them back to an ac tive life. . As a rule fish will with stand a . temperature of 20 degrees; below this they are killed. At 20 de grees the body of the fish is as brittle as ice itself and may be broken as a piece of ice, but after being thawed out the are as lively as before their frigid experience. Sawdust Briquetted. Sawdust is briquetted by several firms in. Europe for household fuel. Sawdust briquets, while almost as eas ily ignited as wood, burn much more slowly, owing to their having been compressed so highly in the making. This is an advantage, as the fire does tint need replenishing so often. Magnetic Influence. People with magnetic bodies, are not unknown and six years ago doctors discovered at Vladikavkaz, in the Caucasus, in girl of " twelve, whose body 'was practically a magnet. Ac cording to a medico who examined her. every object which she approach ed would move. Once she walked close to a kitchen dresser, and in an instant the crockery upon it began to dance. On another occasion a heavy bottle standing upon a table was raised in the air when the magnetic maiden went near It. Lightning Seemingly at Play That the gambols ot electricity are most fearful and wonderful was Illus trated in the month of June. 1873. when, according to Flammarion. the electric current entered a butcher's shop and followed the Iron bars from which the quarters of meat were bung mtll it reached a hook on which tbo skinned carcass ot a whole ox waa 5uspended This was galvanized, and 'or several seconds it was frightfully ontorted as if in convulsions Paper Drinking Cups. In the schools of Austria the chil dren are taught to -carry several sheets of writing paper in their pockets at all times. Then, when a child is thirsty, he can roll one of the sheets Into a cone and make a perfectly serv iceable cup which may be placed, after being used, in the nearest waste paper box. How to roll the cones deftly Is taught the children. The tearing of a notch about half an inch long near one end before rolling the cone serves to make the improved cup stronger. Time to begin thinking about the celebration of the completion of the siphon . Gear Grit Is Shown by Victim o Binghampton, N. Y., Dec. 12 Picking up his right arm which, was severed when he fell beneath a moving train, Andrew Hatson carried the member to the round house, calmly wrapped it up and hurried to the hospital. He took his place at the operating table and went through the operation nec essary to remove the crushed frag ments without taking an anesthetic. o ALL FOR ARIZONA (From Tuesday's Examiner) Now that the sun has set upon the first state election, day of Arizona and the people have declared at the polls their choice of the crew to man the ship of state on its trial trip on the sea of statehood, let every man, what ever his party, victor and vanquished alike, rally around the flag of the new state of Arizona and stand shoulder to shoulder during the coming year, working with unamity and enthusiasm for all that makes for the good of the state. The party that has been entrust ed by the people with the responsibil ity of government during the first year of statehood deserves the co-operation of the people of Arizona, re gardless of politics, in their every ef fort to carry forward the new com monwealth along lines of true pro- gressiveism. Wherever and whenever an elective officer is found after a fair trial, dere lict in his duty, betraying the trust of the people who elected him, a prompt exercise of the recall will remedy that condition . We trust, however, that Arizona mav complete her first year of statehood with a recprd so excellent that the re call will not be necessary. Christmas is less than two weeks off. Have you made made your Christ mas purchases, or sent, off your Christmas packages? A Winoow v.u,ne a vfewr .- A window v.aauei u.- u.u . ,joq one oa to ciean ine w .uuuvt s u a business concern uu tuc uiii'eu. utli floor ol a siiibcrapei 'iu .lA.ei tiiwdd" way New York i he c.tu. er pai..-.ed" in woudenLeni as ue p ton .gh the lines ol typewuter raior; ..a they chcKea i uu n cu; ..tnponu. .ca and, vyent to tue u..uov ,uu lastmed. the two straps dai.giing joai bit- uelr to bopks,,..,ai the sue ol tne winoow tratue . He cast auothei surpn-ed giance ai tbe men operating the ly pe writers, and as he swung outward over the dizzy beight. bis weight sustained' t.y ttif slender straps, he muttered "It's mighty odd bow some people do make their living in this world, any way'" - c -. Two Wealthy Cities. Frankfort probably shares with Am, sterdam eminence as being the wealth iest ciry. in the world per capita There is an immense investment fund in this city'gariierert through centuries Frank fort has long been one of the gruat money markets of Europe and banking ing jir Germany centered here until re cent years, the great Frankfort pri vate banking bouses leading and being assisted in their operations by such bouses as Mendelssohns and Bleich roeders 'n Berlin and tho Oppenheinaa in Hanover Appeal for Native Talent. A New York hotel man, who has Just returned home after scouring Eu rope for . cooks, complains that they are a scarce commodity abroad. The condition is., one for which hotel men themselves are largely to blame. Why don't they encourage native talent In the cooking line instead of filling their kitchens with foreigners? Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Wesley's Cup Filled. On one occasion Wesley said, while preaching in Dublin: "All crimes have been laid to my charge of which a human being is capable, except that of drunkenness." Whereupon a woman arose and shouted: "You old villain! And will you deny that you pledged your bands to Mrs. Blank for a noggin o' whisky, and didn't she sell them to our parson's wife?" After a moment of amazed silence on the part of tho audience, Wesley calmly "thanked God that his cup was now full." Act at Once. Defer not till tomorrow to be wise; tomorrow's sun to thee raay . never rise. William Congreve. o v New MagaBlne3 at Shorey.