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THK NOIll-'OLK WKKKLV NRWS-JOUKNAIj. FWDAY. MAY 5. 1011.
SATURDAY SIFTlXlGB. Ex-Senator W. V. Allen of Madison \VRH \ In the city. MHU ( O. F. Oraiicl wont to Omaha on business. She was accompanied by MHH ! lluth Gmuel. Mlaa Louise Stcffcn. who han bocn visltng with her alalcr nt Hock Hap- Id9.la. , hiiH returned to this city. Mra. Hnrry Hosklnnon returned from Serlbnor yesterday , where ahe ) md been visiting with her parents. Mrs. 0. O. Hankln and Mra. William Dintnn returned yesterday from the LailU'H of the Mnccnhuua convention nt Lincoln. S. It. Ilutler , traveling agent of the Northwestern road , with headquarters at Chadron , was In the city transact- in ? business. MHH | Krlsale Klngaley. Walter Pi- lant , Phillip O. Hill and Harvey O'Brlon made an automobile trip to Stun ton Haturday. Mlaa Alice Holt Is again at her de.sk after a week's vacation. Mrs. Lothauucr of Boomer has moved to 432 South Fifth utreot , W. li. Smlthcrs , a traveling salesman - man , haa moved to 31G Indiana av- cnuo. Mr. and Mra. Frank Larson of COS South Fourth street have moved to MiHBOiirt Valley , la. F. K. Campbell , a traveling sales man of Blair , IB moving Into the .Me- Namce hotiac , H04 Madison avenue. The W. 0. T. U. will meet with Mra. Oxunin Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 : promptly. Hveryono la cordially In vited. Mra. K. K. Shepard of 30G South Fourth street , is having her household gooda prepared for shipment out of the city. After being confined to hi * bed with an attack of tonallitls for three days , Louis Leuder la again able to be nt hia desk. W. J. McNamee has moved from hia old residence , 904 Madlaon avenue , to hia line new residence at 605 South Kighth street. Trees are being planted Jn front of the library building. Workmen arc busy today constructing a new sidewalk - walk leading to the building. Commencement exercises of the senior class of the high school will take place on .Tune 2. Invitation cards and programs are being arranged. Lieutenant Hans Anderson is pre paring to take a few days' vacation and arrange for a rllle range at which the local militia company will prac tice lor about a week. Charles Blerosdorf is the winner of A $40 suit of clothes as the result of a bet over Texas land with Ed Manor , manager of the Lincoln office of the Texas hand company. Haa anyone found a brass wagon hub ? Fire Driver Truelock is appeal ing to the public to make a search for a brass wagon hub which ho lost en- voute to the .1 unction lire Thursday. Leo Olldea , baggage master at the Northwestern depot at the Junction , has been promoted to the position as baggage master at Sioux City. His brother , Paul Gildea , will succeed him here. Julius Degiier. who was found lying unconscious near his homo on South Fifth street Friday morning , Is today reported somewhat Improved In health. Mr. Degner was attacked by stomach trouble. P. A. Lyon , formerly employed , as salesman in the local store of F. E. Davenport , has charge of the Daven port shoe store at Tilden. Ben Kalk of Plalnvlew was added to the Daven port store force in this city. G. T. Sprccher haa received a letter stating that his brother , P. F. Sprech er , and Kenneth Norton have won out on every point In their land contests , thus giving them clear title to 160 seres of land each In the Flathead In dlan reservation. Certiilcates of the first shipment of Belgian horses for the Commercial club were received in this city today. The papers had to pass through the agricultural department of the United States government before they were finally sent to Norfolk. Qeorgo N. Beels returned from Spen cer , where he delivered the anniver sary address for the Odd Fellows cele bratlon , which was held at Spencer in connection with the regular district meeting of that organization at the Spencer opera house. Mrs. A. J. Wilklns , formerly of this city , is seriously ill at her home in Lincoln , to which city she moved only recently. Miss Bertha Wilkins , who lias been in the city visiting with friends , went to Lincoln at noon , say ing that her mother's condition was critical. II- Ben Skalowsky , a popular Norfolk - fireman and an employe of the Al Dog ner hardware store , was married In New London , Conn. , Friday afternoon Many telegrams containing congratu latlons were sent to New England to the Norfolk man , who will bring his bride here soon. Councilman R. J. Eccles is again able to enjoy a visit among the bust ness men in the city after an opera tion at Hot Springs , S. D. Mr. Eccles 3ays It will be necessary for him to re turn to Hot Springs next week , but 11 the second operation will not be as serious as the first. Colome Times : George Dudley ar rived here Monday from Norfolk and spent the time until yesterday on his claim near town , returning to Norfolk .yesterday. Mr. Dudley stated that he was surprised at Colonie's growth in the few months he has been away and said it looked better than ever to him At Madison Saturday afternoon oc curred the wedding of C. H. McFar land , son of Mr. and Mrs. S. R. McFar- land , and Miss Sarah Jane McFetters a prominent young Madison lady. The voting couple will make their home on South Sixth street in this city. Mr , and Mrs. W. R. McFarland attended the wedding. Madison Star-Mall : Clara Stoeboi of Norfolk has filed her petition foi divorce In the district court agalns husband , Charles H. Stoeber. Mrs Stoeber alleges that Stocher la a tailor by trade and la competent to make for her and her minor children a good living , but he fulls to do so. Extreme cruelty and excessive drunkenness is \lso alleged. Constable. John Flynn. who returned mm a business trip to Omaha , re torts that hln attempt to arrest Una- nvc Manake at Pierce for violating he Norfolk city automobile apeed or- tlnanco was unsuccessful. Manake was out of the city when the Norfolk olllcer arrived nt Pierce. A warrant 'or Mansko's arrest was left In the muds of the Pierce marshal. Funeral services over the remains > f Mra. John Schmidt were hold at 2 ( 'clock yesterday afternoon at the amlly home mid nt 2:30 : Rev. John Witt held services In the St. Paul .uthcran church. Interment was uade In the St. Paul cemetery. The lallhearera wore : Carl Schmledo- : > erg , H. W. Winter. Henry King , Carl Suolow , Albert Miller and Richard ,011. Funeral Korvlces over the remains if V. Armatas , the Greek laborer who ivas killed by Northwestern train No. ! near Bjittle Creek a few days ago , ook place Saturday In the undcrtak- n t ; parlors of Sessions & Hell. An irlhiidox Greek priest of Omaha hud charge of the services. Interment was mule In the Prospect Hill cemetery. Theo Armatai , a brother , and John Siuis. a cousin , of Council Bluffs , wore present at the funeral. Mr. and Mrs. John F. O'Donuell arc n the city on their honeymoon , the guests of relatives. They were mar ried at Rapid City , S. D. , April 19. ? oth are popular north Nebraska roung people , having lived at Bassett ormcrly. Mrs. O'Donnell was Miss Jertrude Aldennau , daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Alderman of Bassott , and is a successful teacher and piano nstructor. Mr. O'Donuell has been n the piano business at Lead and ilapld City , but will probably locate at Norfolk. Water Commissioner August Drum- mind reports that although his term expires on April 30 , he will have to remain in charge of the office until he bond of Frank Carrlck , water com missioner-elect , Is approved by the city council Monday night. Mr. Brum- mind has gone over his books and finds them in fine shape. All money las been deposited with City Treas irer Stafford and he Is ready for the auditing committee. Monday night's iieeting of the city council will be an nterestlng one. The saloon licenses : ire to be Issued at this meeting. George W. Saltier , father of H. C. Saltier of this city , who died at his mine in Baltimore , Md. , from heart failure Friday afternoon , had been 111 for quite a long time and had been attended by his daughter at Baltimore. Mrs. George W. Saltier , the mother of H. C. Saltier , died about live years ngo from old age. Mr. Satller was un able lo reach Baltimore In time to at tend the funeral , owing to the Illness of his wife and daughter in this city. His son , George W. Salller of Omaha , however , will attend the funeral. J. E. Haase , vice president of the Citizens National bank , had a restless evening at his home , 20r South Tenth street. Friday night. At 10 o'clock he was disturbed by a loud knock at the front door and a young man Inquiring for a member of The News staff al most Insisted that this was his des tination. Not long after he was direct ed on his way , a cab stopped before the Haase home and an aged lady knocked at the front door and was pleased to know the end of her Jour ney was reached. She , too , was dij- appointed when told she was in the wrong pew. A real estate deal involving about $10,000 was made recently and today the three principals in the deal are having household goods moved to dif ferent residences. Herbert King , re siding at 207 North Eighth street , has purchased the F. Z. McGinnis resi dence at 1211 Norfolk avenue , and is moving today. Mr. McGinnis in turn has purchased the N. S. Westrope home at 508 South Eighth street and is moving from 1211 Norfolk avenue. N. S. Westrope follows by moving from 508 South Eighth street to the house vacated by Herbert King , 207 North Eighth street. The new bunga low on North Thirteenth street , being built by Mr. Westrope , will be a mod ern one. Eble-Anderson. At Hubbard last Wednesday after noon occurred the wedding of Joseph M. Eble and Miss Anna Anderson. Mr. Eble is a former Norfolk man , but is now engaged in the painting and pa perhanglng business at Hubbard. Miss Anderson is the daughter of Mr , and Mrs. Nelson Anderson , prominent farmers of Hubbard. The young con pie will make Hubbard their future home. Kirk at Get Power from Niobrara. Sioux City , la. . April 29. An ex penditure of $1,500,000 In the develop ment of 10,000 horsepower from the waters of the Niobrara river nt Nio brara , Neb. , are involved as the basis of the plans revealed by F. L. Kirk , general manager of the Sioux City Service company , in his application for a franchise from the city of Oma ha. Mr. Kirk today announced that he expects at Omaha to find a market for the power to be developed at Nio brara , where he has the water rights granted by the state board of railroad commissioners. He last year had an exhaustive report on the proposition by expert water engineers who indi cated that the project is a feasible one and , while costly , will enable him to sell power at a very low rate. The plans for water power develop i. ment embrace the damming of the Niobrara river for Its full width and the cutting of a canal six and one-half miles long , eliminating a big bend.in the river. The dam will raise the water at the head of the canal twenty feet , and the canal , leading the stream along the highest bench of the stream , will drop it straight down from a bluff , giving u total fall of seventy fuel , which Is calculated by the engi neers to bu uulllclent to develop 10- 000 horsepower on the switchboard. The power house will be at the foot of the bluff , whore the full force of the river will be directed against the tur bines. All the structural work going into the plant will be of the most substan tial and permanent nature. The dam and power house both will be of struc tural stcol and concrete , built to last forever. The power will be transmit ted for a distance of 150 miles by overhead wires supported on stool towers In the roadways. It will be sold at an exceptionally low rate for lighllng and power , If Mr. Kirk gets favorable action by the people of Oma ha In the special election that will beheld hold If the council submits It. Editors to Meet and Fish for Bass. i'ho Elkhoni Vojley Press associa tion will moot Saturday , Juno 3 , at Hackbury Lake , thirty miles south of Valentino , and the bass are said to bo ambitious biters. DISCORD AMONG DEMOCRATS. Representative Hammond Says Cana dian Pact Is Not Democratic. Washington , April 29. Representa- tlvo W. S. Hammond of Minnesota , the only democratic member of the ways and moans committee who voted against the Canadian reciprocity bill in the house. In a speech in that body today declared that he would support the democratic free list bill only be cause It would give souio return to the farming inloresls of the counlry for injuries Ihey were likely to receive as a result of the Canadian trade agreement. Mr. Hammond believed that the Ca nadian trade greomcnt was not in line with democratic policies as expressed in previous years. Since the agree ment apparently is destined to go into 3ffect , he said the free list bill should be passed also. 'If it were not for the Canadian trade agreement , which it seems to ue absolutely deprives a larger class of our citizens of advantages which other classes obtain under our larlff laws , " said ho , "I would not deem It so necessary or so advisable to enact the legislation now under considera tion. " Two Bass Cost Him $10 at Neligh. Neligh , Xeb. , April 29. Special to The News : I. Howell of this city was arrested by Deputy Game Warden ) ick Hieehe , yesterday afternoon for latching bass out of season. Deputy Sheriff Bennett made the arrest and escorted Mr. Howell to the office o"f Count > Atlorney Kllbourn. After be- ng detained there for a short time 10 was released by that official , who staled that no complaint had been Illed , and in consequence had no au thority to hold hinf. Mr. Howell departed again for the river and renewed with vigor his en- .leaver to increase his string of fish. A second trip was made necessary by the deputy sheriff , and the accusedji this time was laken before County Judge Wilson , who adjourned the case I until this forenoon. ! This morning Mr. Howell appeared : uid pleaded guilty to catching two j bass , paying $10 fine. A Jail Break at Valentine. Valentine , Neb. , April 29. Special to The News : Frank Allen , ex-con vict and horse thief , broke jail and got away at about 7:30 : p. m. He has been held in jail on the charge of lior.ue stealing and while Ihe prisoners were eating supper he managed to elude both the jailor and guard and slipped out into the darkness and made good his escape before either one of the men in charge of the prisoners noticed his absence. He was located somewhere In Colorado rado about a month ago by Sheriff Hosseter and brought back here , and placed In jail , as he had stolen horses from near Merrlman , Neb. He is a "bad" man , as ho has served time in Iho Wyoming and Pennsylvania pent- lenliaries and Sheriff Rosseter is do-1 ing everything to get his man back. Smuggled Chinamen Starving. San Diego , Calif. . May 1. Ten Chinamen are on the northwest Shel ter Island , eighteen miles from this city , marooned by smugglers. Up to noon they had been ten days without water and practically with no food. Two are dying and another Is de lirious. The immigration launch Ori ent , Captain Chedney , left to rescue the Chinese. NEW PAPER AT WOOD , S. D. The First Newspaper Published In Mellette County , is Out. Wood , S. D. , May 1. Special to The News : The first newspaper to be published in Mellette county was is sued last week at this place under the name of "The Mellette County Jour nal. " E. Crooks is owner and W. G. Squires editor. A Congressman Under Knife. Kansas City , May 1. Representa tive Alexander C. Mitchell of the Second end Kansas district , who underwent a surgical operation in the Penn Valley hospital hero yesterday , was reported this morning as having passed a good night. His condition is considered improved. A Strike In Havana. Havana , May 1. More than 1,000 cart men struck this morning , tying up the wholesale business of the city. Their grievance is the alleged vexa- tons traffic regulallons adopted by the city authorities and harshly enforced by the police. Ready to Talk Peace. El Paso , April 29. It is said that with the arrival tonight of Dr. Vas quez Gomez , ho will be named by Gen eral Madero as the Insurrecto peace commissioner. Judge Francisco Car- bajal , the government commissioner , probably will be hero Monday and the formal peace conference will , It Is hoped , begin the following day. Buy Horses Here for State College. Dean E. A. Burnett , of the state ag ricultural college , and Dr. J. H. Gulne , professor of anlmiil pathology , left Norfolk at noon after having purchas ed three of the newly 'arrived Belgian horses. The two university men ar rived In Norfolk Friday night and .spent all Saturday morning at Ute Beebue breeding barns , whore the last shipment of pure bred Belgians are being cared for. , , , , "The best load of horses I have over scon come from the. old country. " Is what the dean said about the Belgians. The university for the past two years has been looking tor horses to be used as class models , and the uni versity men did not show hesitation in purchasing Iho three mares from the load brought hero by Iho Commer cial club. Dean Burnett let It be known thai the university would have purchased ten of the horses , but the appropriation for this purchase lim its him to but three. The horses will be shipped to Lin coln Sunday evening. They are two yearlings and a 2-year-old. Class Play a Success. Another home talent play has made a "hit" in Norfolk. "The Merchant of Venice Up-to-Dale. " played by the senior class of the high school in the Auditorium last night , was attended by a full house and the students nut- did themselves , doing much better than they promised at several dress rehearsals. Superintendent F. M. Hunter was seen as coach of the first and second Norfolk high school foot ball teams for probably the last time. Ho made his appearance in the last act of the play when he acted as ref eree , ' standing idly by and allowing Antonio lo be arresled by Shylock's policeman. It was not like the Hunter of the practice days , but his taking an active part on the slage was favorably com- merited on , and a thunderous applause was given the coarti from the gallery gods. 1 Without dqubt Bon Willey , acting as Anlonio , captain of the football team , was the atar of the evening. Ills elopement with "Jessica , " In the person of Marian Stltl , "the ward of Shyloek , " was neatly acted. Miss Stilt also deserves much credit , she taking her part very well. Donald Mapos as "Baasanio , friend of Antonio , " and the successful suitor for the hand of "Portia. " made good , and Miss Theo Sprocher as Portia was superb. The "quick" curtain was giv en when "Bassanlo" passed the exam ination , a penalty to the suitor for Ihe hand of Porlla. left behind by Por- tlu's dead fathqr.i At thl ? moment Gratiano , another friend in the persbn of Earl Denton , ' and * Mlstf Dorothy Durfhnd , who acted as "Nerlssa , a friend of Portia , " made it plain that they , too , depended on future happi ness after Bassanlo solved the secrets of the caskets. Pearl Livingston , as "Miss Three- dice < , a teacher , " was clever and won much i favorable comment , A feature character of the play was Miss Ema Hilbert. as "Shyloek , " the wealthy gambler. Shyloek could scarcely have been better imperson ated. ated.Harry Harry Sterner as "Gobbo , " the court clown , made a "hit , " and his pranks called forth much applause. A panic waa narrowly averted when his "pet" mouse escaped captivity. "Mrs. Gobbo" waa well represented by Vera Hayward , who is well gifted as to voice. Alva Bowman as "Tubal , " Shylock's friend and captain of the Belmont football team , was also well received. Bessie Ward as the "Duke of Venice" carried herself well as a duke should. Ray Lobdell made good as the pro fessor and X-ray photographer , and because he could find no brains in the head of "Antonio , " Shylock's bond for a pound of hair .nearest the brain of Antonio proved Invalid and after Sbylock ' had been taken to prison and his great wealth given to Antonio , peace and happiness reigned supreme. Marvel Satlerlee played "Antonio's mother , " and her tears over her son's head were almost real. Nadine Cole made a good Polly , Portia's maid. The feature of the.casl was the foot ball teams in action. Last season rooters were all present and all mem bers of both teams 'were represented. The forward pass and center rush were well exhibited. The rooters gave the school yell several times and the play was ended with the full com pany singing "Under the Yum Yum Tree , " while the court clown's mouse added zest to the great applause. The musical feature was the violin solo by Miss Marian Gow. Professor Otto Voget acted as accompanist. Miss Gow was well applauded and brought back several times. The high school girls made pretty chorusors and their , .up-to-date song and pretty dancing made ui hit. To Miss Amy L. Paine , principal of the high school , Is given credii for the success of the class play. Miss Paine had taken it upon herself to make the play a success and she certainly did wonders in the short time it has taken lo slage "The Merchant of Venice Uj- . to-Date. " Not one rehearsal went by I that Mlas Paine was not present and 11 acted In full capacity as stage man ager and director. She was assisted by Miss Hale and Mr. Solomon. The members of the class are : Merle Blakoman , Roy Bland , Alva Bowman , Nadine Cole , Ethel Colwell , Earl Denton , Edna Duel , Dorothy Dur land , Arthur Felp r , Marlun Gow , Mil dred Gow , Vera Hayward , Ema Hll bert , Fred Ingles , Emma Koorber , Pearl Llvlngalon , Ray Lobdell , Buol Low , Berenice Mapes , Donald Mnpes , Frank Molcher , Ethel Nelson , Lulu Porter , Amy Reynolds , Leonard Rig gort , Marvel Satterlee , Ruth Shlvely , Theo Sprecher , Harry Slornor , Marian Stltt , Besalu Ward , UwUaniln Wllluy , Martha Winter. A STAMP HOAX. Thi Story That Wsnt With th EU- phant's B ak Issue. Stamp collecting Is a peculiar but fascinating hobby , and It la said that is many aa 0,000,000 In all thn world own It aa a hobby. Germany , France. Austria , England and Franca rank In the order named In Ihe number of stamp collectors they contain. "Tho elephant's beak hoax" la one of ( ho beat Jokes ever played at the ex pense of collectors. It was worked on a half dor.en well known philatelists who were astonished by the announce ment that a well known New York stamp collector had secured the only copy of a peculiar stamp later known aa "tho elephant stamp bill. " This stamp bore aa Its central design the flguro of an elephant with the beak and wings of a bird. This Rtamp , so the story went , was dcHlgned by n well . known South American revolutionist ' who wns about to overthrow the exist . lug regltno. The design on the slamp meant to designate that the now ruler had the strength of an elephant ' and the swiftness of a bird. But alas for the plans of mlco and men ! ' nifl plot vraa discovered , and among tbo supplies seized were half a million ' of the stumps of the now and yet un born republic These wore ordered de stroyed. One of thri soldiers had man aged lo smuggle about a hundred of these away , but he was finally caught and shot at daybreak. Before his exe cution , however , he had given one stamp to u little boy , and this had in some very reasonable and plausible way found the New York collector after many mouth * . The stamp waa nulurally of great price and would have brought a big : sum bud uot several collectors com pared notes and found that each had In his possession on approral the only elephant bill stamp In existence. In this way tin ; Interesting hoax was dis covered. New York Mall. KNEW TOO MUCH. Tennyson's Father Hud to Fly For HI * Lif From Ruuia. Shortly after the assassination of Kmiiror ) , Paul of Russia , Tennyson , the father of the poet , dined with Lord St. Ilelens , the British ambassa dor , in Moscow. Several Russian ofil- cers of high rank whose nuuiea ho did not know were also guests. During dinner a guarded reference was inado lo the emperor's death. "Why do you speak so gingerly M bout a malt or so notorious ? " cried T ennysjou Impulsively , leaning across his neighbor , a Russian whose breast was covered with orders. "Wo know very well iu England that the Einnor- or J'aul wus murdered. Count /oboff kmx-kcd him down and Bennlngson and Count Pnlilen strangled' him. " Tlu > re waa u strained alienee ; then ( lie amlmssmlor abruptly chunked the fjnbjert. As the guests Hied out into an adjoining room Lord St. Helena drew Tennyson aside. "Don't go into Iho next room , " he whispered , "but fly for your life. Tbo man next you , aoro.-.s whoso breast you leaned , waa Count Pahlen , nnd Zoboff waa also at the table. " He gave a few hurried directions , and Tennyson rushed off , throw hl ( 'lollies. Into H portmanteau and fled behind fust horses to Odcaaa , still in evening garb , though the cold was in tense. He lay hidden for week and ( ( I Jtn | . | n tli ) ; disguise of n servant. was 'VmuKglp'd on 'board an English A Funny Chans. Lord Orford. . an eccjeiurk1 no'ileinun , once hud it team of red doer stilus that he frequently drove to light coach. All wont well until one dii.v there happened lo be a pack of sinirlioundR on the road from Loudon to Brighton , along which Lord Orford'a picturesque tt : mi wus merrily fleeting. There followed the slranue t chase dial over mortal mini wirnes ed. The bounds hunted the leant tind Its owner hurt ! lo Nowmiirket. Htid witb such n smash Into the Unm Inn ynnl the whole lot went that there wits no more couch lofl and little more of driver. LoriOrford took to horses after that. FHE SILKWORM. 3ut Far Man'i Aid tha Domottiott d injct Would Bs Extinct. A piv-ul'jir ' fact about the silkworm Is t'rii it It * actually a domesticated In- ert. Neither the animals nor the fowl * of the barnyard , remote as Ihey ar from this wild types , need so lltUe restraint straintas this bonibyr niori , which , [ iroilfidouslv Industrious though It be , has never been able to meet the world's denvi'iil t > r Ifs spun prutliiet. An : i mutter of fact , the silkworm has beivi ? ; < li > imMicifed ! : through the aces th.if jr would fioriimo oxtinot now woix I' not 'or iliiM of man. Born fii'o f r'Iiver/v the i-utorpillurs crawl con- toivlly t over the irirrow territory of fh 'r feedlni ; tr.-iys , and. though tht > n-o-lH liuve wines , they have Insf all de iri > to lly. This slavery .bosun In China more than I00 years aao Nevertheless all the world's s'llt ' does not rome from the domesticated Insect. Xot a little of the supply Iswild llk " This Is ih product of v.iriii'i ' * Injects belonging to the lurger f i" iy ! < if snt- urulliluo. ( hlef auiou. th-Mii fn-luxfrlal- ly In the Indian moth milled Autherooa mylitta , the source of tusmihIlk liar per's Weekly. MEET AUTO ; THROWN OUT. Mr and Mra. John Kent , farmers , living south of the city , were thrown from their buggy Saturday night near the Burr Taft farm on South Thir teenth street when they mot nn automobile - mobile driven by I. M. Macy and Dr C. A. McKfin , who wore returning to the city. The buggy was damaged but Mr. and Mrs. Kent were not Injured. Ooo ooo- < a on * HK trial of a band of Cantor- T rlsLs at Vlterbo , Italy , draws * attention to the secret sodap tlcu of Europe which have for their object murder or any form of violence lence and crlmo that will protuoto their views or ail the | > ockots of Iho scoundrels who belong lo them. The whole continent la honeycombed with such societies , who act all laws at dcllnnce and are a constant terror to law abiding people. Morountzorr. the man who died through being accidentally shot by a fyjluw criminal during the attempted burglary In Houndsdltch , was known lo the continental police a.s Iho dos pcrato leader of a XMIK of hooligans and thieves which bo had got togeth er , known u the "Kmowa Uobgotulc- 7.a . , " ( ho members of which devoted their energies to robberies with violence lence and attacks upon banks and com mercial houses. In these outrages sev en . persons were killed. Twelve mem bers of this gang were ultimately cap tured and hanged , but Morountzen es caped. One of the most terrible of those leagues of criminals In the dreaded Jlntla , which haa terrorized Sicily for several generations and Is said to be especially active Just now. Its amla- bio code of honor la to defy the law and to rule ( tie Island by threats and violence. Includes All Classes. According to M. Glonclli , the Mafia la "an unapproachable and multiform union of persons of all classes , who aid each other. In aplte of the law and morality , to murder , to Intimidate and sequestrate landed proprietors , to raise a ring in the corn market , to forgo wills , to Influence the results of trials and to push their bent men Into gov- crnmont offices. " Its ranks Include men of all classes , from outlaws to mayors and Judges and from thlovc.s and sharpers to members of parlia ment. At one time this remarkable baud confined its efforts principally to kid naping the sous of rich families and to coining false money. Now they draw most of their revenue from levy ing blackmail on wealthy landowners in return for their protection and by assisting smugglers. Direct robbery and violence are resorted to only for vengeance. How powerful the Malia la is shown by the following stories : One day a larse case arrived at the Palermo cus toms labeled "Biscuits. " The customs otficlals opened It and discovered 500 , 000 francs In forged banknotes. Not one of them , however , dared to speak. The case was reclosod and sent on to FORTY YEARS IN BED. Self Chosan Fata of Man Prevented From Marrying Girl of His Choica. Because Joseph Plummer of Milton. N. H , , was prevented by his father from marrying the woman of Ills choice he has remained forty yearn in bed. He Is now seventy-one years old. The woman he loved la dead , but Ihe old man baa not been told. In fact , ho refused to apeak of her from the very duy when be said to hia father. "Since you will not let me have her. I have no other ambition and may as well upend the rest of my life in bed. " Joseph went to bed. Jo seph did not got up. Ho continued in bed day after day. week after week , .rear after year , until the aenaution of his course waned , and he became more or less of an Institution In Milton. HI ? mother and his father have both died. Now hi.s two brothers , both well along in years , keep the Plummor household , which Is a prosperous one. and take care of Joseph. Those two brothers. Kpliniim and Samuel , are bachelors and cook all the meals. "When Joseph tunic his ! > d , " Bays Kphnilni Plummer. "father did not aiiiko any objections , but took Ills food lo him and let him stay there. Father didn't approve of Joseph going with iho girl bwntise Hho was only sixteen voars old. while Joseph waa consider ably older , "Joseph felt that after aeelnff her h could never love any other girl. He was fltublmni and used to having bis own way. He did not like to be erossed. At first when ho took to bis bed none of us thought that he would stay thorp Ions. "Now ho Is so weak from staying la bed so long that he ban lost the use of his leg * . " TAG BABIES "NO ME BESE. " Campaign Inaugurated Againit Pro miscuous Kissing of Children. The latest fad In the nursery la to equip children with printed labels bearing the words. "No Me Bese" ( "Do Not Kiss Me" ) . The tags are the result of a Euro pean campaign against the promiscu ous klssluc of children. Tbo wording Is In Spanish because the Idea la said to have originated with Queen Vic toria of Spain. On hygienic grounds the queen di rected that her three children should not be kissed by the sundry court at tendants who desired merely to show their loyalty. New York's Marriage * . New York's marriages decreased 3.508 In the year following the finan cial flurry of 1K)7. ! Since then they have gained uteiwllly. recovering tht loss and bringing the figures higher ttinn the t of any year tefore 1907 The people your property would a peal to are , almost surely , reader * of real estate advertising. Its I dcstlnnll t , a well known and "linn- orablo" merchant , without a word. In ' another cnno the young win of a cer tain prince wan kidnaped and a mini of 100,000 francs was demanded for his return. The prince Itninedlnlely Kent the money without breathing a syllable to a single soul about the In cident , which only btvanie known tit ( he police some ( line Inlor from a dis covery of Iho loiters of negotiation. Rivals of the Mafia. Much more farrcachlng and almost aa terrible Is the Cnniorra , an organlr. ed band of assassins who Infest Tur key nnd stretch their fearful tentacles over almost the whole of the Levant This society had Its origin in the for tnor kingdom of Naptcn , where It plun dered and lorrorlzod Iho country , prse tlccd wholesale smuggling und under took for a suitable reward lo commit any crlmo from murder to arson. Candidates for membership sworu upon an Iron cruel lit a fearful oath of fidelity and secrecy and only after n long period of training and probation received Iho two knlro-s of peculiar form by which the Cniuorrtflti reco - nlr.ed one another. In Turkey , where the Cauiorra In particularly active at present , Incen- diarlam Is Its chief occupation. It IH said ! that throe fires out of every four in . Constantinople are the work of thn Ciunorra , whoso method la to remoTe all valuables from the chosen house or shop , saturate Ihe walls and floor" with petroleum and set fire to It. The agent who refuses to pay the Inaurtac * money la promptly assassinated. Other Dreaded Societies. But the services of the Cmorra ar available to any who arc willingto pay heavily enough for them , from a jealous wife who wishes to got rid of a , fair rival to the tradesman who can not , collect hia debts. If threats fall a , stab In the dark invariably settled Iho business sallsfuctorily. Like the Mafia , the Cnniorra draws ita members from all classes , from the worklngnian to the man of rank and fashion , and any disloyalty means death to the rec reant member. Among many other secret societies In Europe the Carbonari , in Ilaly ; the Nihilists , in Hussia-tbe Hctaira ban had princes and oven kings among Itu members. The Cr.ar Alexander I. owed allegiance to the Heralra , and Nape Icon III. was throughout hi.s reign sub missive to the grand master of the Carbonari , whom ho joined as n young man. The Grand Duke Nicholas Con- stantlnovltch. who was exiled to 81 berln for stealing hi * mother's Jewels , was a member of the Nihilist society" and had for n wife a Nihilist , daughter of the postmaster of Tashkend. GREAT FLIGHT PLANNED. Franch Aviator to Attempt Trip From Franca to Algiari. The revival of Interest In aviation In France continues to be marked. Bnigue. who recently made a notable flltrlit from Nice to a little island be tween Corsica and the Italian coast. says it was purely experimental and that he Intends eventually to fly from France lo Algiers , making Ajacclo bl.i midway station. He declares that to Hucced in thU voyage nn aviator muat possess three essential things a good motor , an ab solutely accurate compass and exact meleorologlcal Information. He con siders that the superior apc.cd of aero planes makes the escort of fast war vessels wholly useless unless they b scattered nt regular Intervals alone the greater part of the route. The value of the aeroplane , aayo Brag ue , has now been demonstrated to lie greater over sea than over terra drum. Many experts in France be lieve tlic development of aviation de pends chiefly upon Iho problem of dimensions , and tbore I.s a growing opinion tlnU a machine so vast that .iir currents will have only a minimum effect upon It may make navigation of the atmospheric space relatively an safe as ttuit of the ocean in ships of the type of the Mauretanla. Meanwhile a leading French military organ announces with great confidence lhat an Infallible method of making aeroplanes self balancing haa been in vented. MORE PEANUTS IMPORTED. Undo Sam Increases His Liking For Goobers. It may have been due to the Increase In the number of peanut eating fans at the baseball games or it may have been because of the more extensive de mands of the confectioner , but the fact is Iho Imports of peanuts to the United Btates for the year 1010 assumed un precedented proportlona. Consul General Gaulln at Marseilles , France , where great quantities of pea nuts are raised , reports to the department - ment of commerce and labor that pea nut exports to the United States for the year 1010 rose In value from thn comparatively Insignificant total of $8.771i In 1000 to $371.GG8. Largo pur chases of peanut oil by Americana alao were recorded , and the trade was the briskest In years. Giant Melons. Giant watermelons and muskmelonn grow In Dlnrbeklr , Asiatic Turkey. Some of thorn arc as large aa a flour barrel. They are raised In the beds of rivers which are almost dry In sum mer. Their meat Is coarse nnd not nearly as sweet us that of smaller va rieties grown elsewhere. If "the buyer" for your nome la a perpetual student of the ada your homo U prospering !