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St. Louis Post-Dispatch from St. Louis, Missouri • Page 29

St. Louis Post-Dispatch from St. Louis, Missouri • Page 29

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SUNDAY MORXIXG-ST- LOUIS POST DISPATCTT SEPTEMBER 1G, 190G FARMING POLAR HERO WHO WILL DIRECT ARMY HERE FOR 1 EAR AND A HALF STATUE FOR HEPO OF ILLINOIS INDIAN WAR VA.UJ&TLLE FOR AD MEN. country will attend about five hundred delegates in all. The following program for the ro-vtntlon has been outlined: Oct. Reception at league's head, quarters. Seventh and Piae Pi of Credentials.

10 a. m. Welcoming address and opening of convention. p. m.

Smoker and vaudeville entertainment. Oct. 10 Convention: t. prori-inent speakers from many Oct. 11 Kiection Ion officers, selection of pia.

i- for nvxi convention. St. Louis i.egua nofind-v InprlH'Mn. sw'-ic" St Louii, National Delegates to Be Much Entertained Here. The St.

Louis Advertising Men's League Is making arrangements for the entertainment next month of the delegates to the convention of the National Federation of Advertising Clubs, which will be held in St. Iouis Oct. 9, 10 and 11. Delegates from over 70 advertising clubs in the larger cities of the IS NEW INQUIRY DEVICES it, a Thomas Higgins, Who Would Not Desert Comrade Before Fire of OF Interesting Meter and Similar Information. Redskins, Is Remembered by Greenville Residents as Typical Frontiersman and Man of Great Bravery.

Ac 4 COST SOME mm tt wmininniTTnTT i i niiss i vmgm sot I UN 4 away as he was about to mount. Drag-ing his wounded comrade, who later DIRTY DEATH IN Agriculture Department Expert "Will Figure Keal Price of Corn. Drinking Water in September Apt to Be Impure Mechanical devices for measuring, such as watches, clocks, scales or meters of various kinds, would have odd things to tell if they were human. Not those influences which might now and then affect them, like friction, moisture, drvness, heat, cold or just wear and tear, but mankind itself would be the greatest bother to these helpmeets. A correct understanding of the different contraptions, their component parts and functions, would remove many of the doubts which are a source of needless discomfiture to us.

Taking for instance watches and clocks, which govern more of our activities in life than any other gauges and are really the most irniortant to us we find that in oiden times the sun dial and hour glass were considered quite sufficient. indeed. there never was so much question at the time when hours were computed by sand dripping from an upper into a lower urn as arose, later when human ingenuity invented dials, spiral springs, cog-wheels and GREENVILLE, 111.. Sept. 13.

THOMAS Higgins, whose career as an Indian fighter stamps him as one of the greatest of Illinois pioneer heroes. Is to be honored with a statue monument in this city, if plans now being made by residents of Greenville, are carried out. Between the years of 1S09 and ISIS, the dates Illinois was organized as a territory and admitted as a State, Higgins became famous because of his daring in combats between Indians and white settlers. He came to Illinois from Kentucky in IS 13 and entered a company of rangers which was stationed eight miles south of this city. His heroic struggle alone against a band of Indians ranks him with such fighters as Daniel Boone and Simon Kenton.

The conflict came when he was stationed at the blockhouse with Lieut. Journey find 12 men. The evening of Aug. 1S14, a party of Indians was seen prowling around the little fort. The following morning the lieutenant and his band started in pursuit.

When but a short way from the fort they were ambushed by the red men and at the Many People Use Pe to Prevent III Results Itll Mr. S. A. Doolittle, 253 East 2d street. Minim i i mfl MAJ0R-GK1MERAL GKKKLY.

GREELY GLAD TO "I cannot speak too highly of Peruna, as a tonic and catarrh cure In whatever form, or wherever located. "I had a great deal of trouble with my bowels and Peruna cured "My son was very low with catarrh of the Stomach and after doctoring for seven weeks he was worse than when we began. The doctor did not memm to understand his case. "He commenced using Peruna, which helped him right along and he wu soon at work again. I have recommended Peruna to several of my friends who have been afflicted, and they have been cured." DURING the month of September the drinking water, especially of cities.

Is apt to be polluted. To supply water to a large number of people, rivers and lakes must neces sarily be drawn upon. These places become more or less stagnant during September. Hence the water Is lmDure. The result is a prevalence of Typhoid fever and bowel diseases.

The natural and surest remedy is to change from polluted to pure drinking water. This cannot always be done, however. Many people are wholly dependent upon such drinking water as the city may furnish. Their systems are therefore contaminated with disease germs. Some of the people so contaminated fall ensy p-ey to disease.

Such people are those who happen to be In a weakened condition, or who are suffering from slight catarrhal conditions of the mucous membranes of the bowels. Therefore It follows that In cases where the use of contaminated water Is unavoidable, the next best thing Is to put the system In such a condition as to resist the action of disease germs. SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES. A Business Education ESTABLISHED IN 1841 WATCi na iL A Polluted fteservoti. Corning.

N. Y. writes- A multitude of people have rnm rely upon Peruna to do this very thing. Peruna produces clean, healthy mucous membranes. These protect the internal organs from the encroachments of disease.

Peruna produces a regular, vigorous circulation of the blood. This rives vitality to withstand the depressing Influences of September weather. In this way the system is fortified against the inevitable season of dry weather, low reservoirs and stagnant water. Mr. Silas Vigil, Uerthoud, Col wrlte: "My boy (Elin), IS months old, was sick with inflammation of the bowels for over a month.

"I tried a good many medicines, but he seemed to go from bid to wnrve, until 1 lost nearly all hope of his "At this critical moment I tf to you about his case. I followed your special treatment to the letter anl It acted wonderfully and quickly. "In three days we had the plensure of seeing him smile for the first time li a month. Peruna Is our favorite medicine now." SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES. and the Place to Get It 1 NCOUPOKATKD IN 1849 SMITH ACADEMY A Department of Washington UniTsrsitT.

Windermere Way and leiuena ATenue. Irejre boys for any college or scientlf! af-ho-d. New. fire-proof building with complete equipment latxratortrs. siotetnMy hall, Citmoue.

gTmr.aaltitn. etc. The preparatory department for younger bora 111 recele paplls scTen years of age or older. For catalogue and fonder Informs I'rm. ad-diesa.


SEPT. 16 ROUND TRIP TO I ELAN Special I K. A T. If lav rt Ma! Ion st a Sept. lSt.

at 722 oTKiiirr A.NU hTATIO -Z7 SI crawled to the fort while the hero en gaged the redskins. Higgins made a break for the clearing. In the flight he received four musket balls in his legs, was twice surrounded and cut by small spears, only to be knocked uncon from a tomahawk wound in the head. Regaining his senses, he fought a knife duel to the death with the Indian chief. Succor did not reach him from the fort until a woman, Mrs.

Pursley, dashed to his res cue. Woman Rescuers. Not a soldier in the little log blockhouse would venture into the swarm of Indians who lurked near by. Finally ashamed of her husband's companions. Mrs.

Pursley shouted that "as good a man as Tom Higgins should pot perish for want of help," grabbed a musket and rushed to her horse. The frontiers men followed. Higgins was unconscious for days and only the greatest care brought him back to health. Some months after a physician asked him to remove the four musket balls from his Kg. Higins replied that the sum was too much.

His friends re moved two. and with a razor the old fighter took away a third. The other was Durlea witn mm in rayette county, 111., in the early '40s. Higgins was once assistant doorkeeper of the Illinois House ot Representatives. and those who remember him say that he was the most perfect specimen of frontiersman of his time.

The people of Greenville believe his services to the people of Illinois during the strenuous days of early settlement are worthy ot commemoration. LATE POPE LEO'S FINAL BURIAL Body to Be Removed to St. John's With Fitting Ceremony. Special Cable to the Post-Dispatch and New York World. Cnn.vright.

190. br the Press Pub. Oo. (New York World.) ROME, Sept. 15.

The details of the solemn translation of the remains of the late Pope from the Church of St. Peter's to the Basilica of St. John at the Lateran have just been arranged by the Vatican authorities with the Italian officials. All the Catholic societies of Rome and all the colleges, seminaries and religious orders will send representatives to the ceremony. The procession will start at night from the Vatican and march four miles to the Church of St.

John. Everyone taking part In the ceremony will carry a lighted toreli and a magnificent hearse, drawn by four white horses, will carry the coffin containing the remains of Leo XIII to their permanent resting place. The route of the procession will be entirely lined with troops and police to pi event a repetition ot the attempted outrage on the occasion when the body of Pope Pius IX was transferred to the Church of St. Lorenzo some years ago. The transfer is to take place before the end of October.

On the night appointed for the ceremony all the canons of St. Peter and St. John's will assemble in the Vatican Basilica, where the dean of the Sacred College, Cardinal Oreglia, will have the coffin removed from Its temporary tomb and will be witnessed by the papal notaries. It is not expected that the Pope will take any part in the ceremony. St.

Louis has more Post-Dispatal, readers every day than It has homes. "First in everything." Long Time Between Visits. Bpfclal to the Post-Pfspatch. LLANO, Sept. 15.

B. II. Bus sel has returned to his home here after a visit to his sister in Fort Worth, whom he had not seen in 32 years, also visiting a brother 1n Cleburne, whom he had not seen in 23 ven rs. Piles Cured Countless Hundreds of Pile Sufferers Have Been Quickly Cured by the Wonderful Pyramid Pile Cure, and More Being Cured Every Day. A Free Trial Package Sent to All to Prove Its Remarkable Power.

Now that the Pyramid Pile Cure has been discovered and has been proven to be a quick and certain means of 'relief and lusting cure, there is no excuse for undergoing an operation. Docs the Pyramid Pile Cure give immediate relief? Does it cure? Try a sample and prove it to yourself as thousands have done before you. Then go to your druggist and get a 50-cent box and complete the cure. The Pyramid Pile Cure acts with a certainty and a rapidity that is both pleasing and astonishing. Take, for example, the case of Mr.

Geo. U. Render, 2S Diversey Chicago. We quote his own word: "1 have been a sufferer for 14 years from internal and external piles. I have bought all kinds of pile cures to get relief but it was all in vain until 1 read your ad in the American and I sent for a sample, which you sent me.

I used it. I have bought one 50c box of pyramid lHlo Cure and one box of Pyramid Ointment. I have used them as you directed and today I bought another -0c box. Centlrmen, candidly speaking, I must tell you the truth that I am feeling fine after using one 00c box -and I am free from pain at present. I sincerely believe it is one of the best and grandest piles cures in the world.

I would advise all sufferers to try the Pyramid Tile Cure for it the best remedy ever used. It is a sure cure. I am very thankful for the sample you sent me. "The Pyramid Pile Cure is a Godsend to the sufferer of piles and I know it." The Pyramid Pile Cure has auicklv aril easiiy cured the worst rases of piles. The Pyramid llle Cure heals ulcer ajjd sores, reduces inflammation and takes away all itching and pain.

Prove it to yourself at our own expense. That is all we ask you to do. Send your name and address to the Pyramid Drug 53 Pyramid Jiuild-ing, Marshall, dichigan, and get a free sample package by retnrn mail. TESTS ON THE FARMS Reports Will Show Results cf Labor-Saving Devices and Plans. WORK HAS REAL VALUE Cotton and Other Staples Will Be Included in Inves tigations.

By Wire From the Washington Bureau of the Post-Dispatch. WASHING-TUN. Sept. 15. There Is Boon to be issuud from the department 4f Agriculture the detailed results of Investigation showing the cost of yroducing many of the farm staples in he country; notably, corn and cotton.

his is the first attempt by the depart-flieu to make an Investigation along these lines, and much interest is manifested in it by the economists, who believe that it is the beginning of the most Important and valuable work that has been performed by the department. "From my view of the subject, the Secretary of Agriculture is in a certain tense Vbe ste.ward of the great body of husbandmen Uncle Sam's domain," aid an the department, who has had lonjj practical experience in the detailed operations of agricultural Investigation. "What better work could the steward bo in than in ascertaining what it costa to produce the articles which enter into fvm results, eo that the farmer may have before him a guide for his future plans in obtain ing the best returns from his labor and his investment? Not Speculation Guide. 'Attention has been frequently called to the fact that many of the statistical bureaus of this and other departments devote too much attention to collecting Information in regard to the Quantity we produce and where we sell It. Criticism was made upon the department for the attenUon it gives to collecting statistics that are alleged to be utilised in the speculative market.

"It Is desirable that the farmer should know how much of a given crop has been produced in this and all other countries. It no doulbt is a help to him In Judging of the correctness of current market prices. But it would be Infinitely better If this farmer had more accurate information with regard to what it has cost him to produce the crop that he has harvested." This discussion of an interesting feature of Governmental Investigation was followed by other Inquiries into what Information the Government possesses in regard to the cost producing farm staples. The experts of the department have IdeaW tlv and, given a statement ot existing conditions, such as the value vf lands In a given location they are able to figure out, approximated, wrjat the cost of producing the principal staples per acre should be in that locality. The Impression prevails, however, that comparatively few farmers In the country have anything! like actual knowledge of what it costs to produco even the principal products their own farms.

Their attention is devoted almost exclusively to producing a crop, and. wanting in accurate knowledge of keeping accurate accounts of the elements of cost which enter into production, they have no means of saving In the cost of production for its influence upon profits. Show Farmers Errors. It Is believed that the Investigations which the department Is now making: upon a number of farms, which will give practical results, with land values, labor cost, value of machinery employed, rent. Interest, taxes and all elements which enter Into the cost of producing: farm staples, will furnish valuable information for the -r Grateful to the Palate" Sajs a Fancy Grocer Of GrapeNuts THE FAMOUS FOOD EYE TREATED BY A PAINLESS METHOD.

MOUTH BREATHING EAR In Children CROSS EYES SlraifhlensJ. rm It WIITt Mt 10 to SamJmrt 10 tm 12. ComiultMtoa mot Exmmlamtktm DR. M. M.

RITTER I 913 Star I2tb ma 4 0v. St. Lamlt One Enlarged Picture FREE! With oo d.eo Cabinet Photoa: per dm. Flnett offer err Ul( etas work. Stnrtio.

MORPHINA CURA 2.00 PER BOTTLE As InralllM tm4y tor th. farm of Prut Bab-lt ot all kinds. 8nt postpaid at i pr twtUa. alnrphliw-Cora Is tor HjrtxJrrmlc it laiaraal as. Chrm.

St Loula. NOSE THROAT otherwise perfected modern timepieces. But it seems that mistrust somewhat keeps apace with mechanical genius. There is no general official inspection of timepieces, excepting that in railroad management and some Government departments the regulating ol them is part of the duty under the rules. Yet what individual person ever revises his watch or clock until something happtrs to show it is necesary? WeiS'hta and measures, water and gas meters receive better attention because of authority and otficials appointed for the purpose.

A gentleman who has recently made some iuvestinatu.n in the matter ot measuring devices, sj caking of the subject of meters, said that in his experience in the water department cf one of our large cities, in very few cases out of a thousand were the complaints of consumers in repaid to their meters founded. The many reasons given for suspicion were seldom borne out. and the complainants paid the lee for investigation. In the city referred to the people bought and owned the meters, so had their choice of any kind on the market, subject to test. These same people would own a clock or watch, minutes fast or slow, and would be governed accordingly without a murmur.

Few, if any, weighed their meats or groceries. Bringing the question to the gas meter, he found frequent expressions ot mistrust, which seems more difficult to dispel because the people themselves do not own th meters and are all too apt to look askance at thoso who control the service. He had ready access, in an official capacity, to the meter shops of the gas company at St. Louis, the City Lighting Department statistics and the city's testing plant. No gas meter can go into service until finally attested "correct" by the city inspector.

The gentleman found that the meters marked "off and set out for regulating by the inspector amount to less than one per cent of the number. When it is considered that the basis of variance is held wltnin one per cent in the registry itself, it is evident that there are indeed smali chances for a meter to go into service if not absolutely standard. Every meter bears the city certificate of such test, pasted in plain view. The various manufacturers Know it is to their own interests to furnish correct meters, if they care for sales. In tne gas company shop two tests are made and the city inspector passes over all.

To demonstrate further the care exercised: the tests are made under average or normal conditions, the water surrounding the testing tank and the air being of equal degrees in temperature, so that there is little likelihood of erring on account of untoward extraneous conditions. The test is made, also, allowing the full capacity of the pipe to work the meter and then one-fifth flow. To keep a gas meter properly operating, atmospheric and temperature conditions should be fairly average. By this is meant avoiding violent changes. One, of the main parts of all gas meters Is a diaphragm, or bellows of soft, pliable, oiled leather inside the "case" or box.

This box is tightly soldered at all points, so there Is security and protection to the working parts and no leakage. The diaphragm of which there are two In a meter equalizing each other in work is calculated to withstand some amount of changing conditions a great number of years. It maintains excelltnt functioning form: a recent instance showing a meter after 30 years of continuous service, perfectly intact. The metal parts, valves, cogs, are seldom affected. Referring to the instance cited, it may be said that there are very few timepieces or butchers' and grocers' scales that can show such record, without adjustment.

It would follow that the consumer could best be Judge of the conditions which surround the records by which he is governed in the matter of gas; reading the dials is easy enough, so It should be not at all difficult to "keep tab" and if the gas man should make a mistake, the meter will tell the tale. Records show that of the meters taken out to test, twice the number are "slow" to one "fast." In the first case the registry is less than the volume passed. At that, the aggregate of instances In question is but trifling and only very few cases, filed for complaint at the City Hall, proved founded. As an example of meter regularity, authentic research reveals that during July 75-100 of 1 ner cent of meters in service required revision, being brought to the shop. Only half of tiiis three-fourths of one per cent were found "off;" the ratio being two "slow" to one "fast." The balance were about evenly divided between those that needed ordinary repairs (broken glass, bent dial hands, cleaning or replacing of details), such as failed to record and others that were discontinued for mere "old age." So the percentage total of deflection Is very email.

These pointers, coming first hand from one In position to "speak by the card." will no doubt prove of Interest to users of gas who will welcome relief from anv doubt they may find regarding one or "another of the meters in use In our city. Considering the varying conditions under which thew devices work and the close scrutiny, through several channels to which they are subject. It appears that well-groomed watches and clocks In many cases give the gas man an excellent basis for comparison or challenge, even though the timepieces fail onrv one minute either way. It eems to be a part of human weak-nes in this commercial age to have misgivings at times regarding things that involve expenditures, without real cause while matters near and close and the gentleman who made the Investigation commenting on this subject, paraphrased the Missouri slogan: "After you re shown, let doubt be unknown. MARRIED BLISS SHORT AS 2.50 HUJNi.IMUUJN.

LONDON, Sept. IS. A couple who ma rrled in nasi a i leisure for repontance appeared at the the le Brentrorn j-oc Alfred Gooda.n was summoned by his wife who asKeii icii o. -u uie ground of desertion. Mrs.

Cxoodall said married July 9 last, and Aug. 9 her husband cam home and found with the landlady. He tried to make poace. but both women w-ent for" him. and he rt on his hat "ILTo.

"I'm oft." walked out. and 'iil01 SoidalT' that wr.en they -Tl they had "nothing be tween them." Her husband got a wSvs holiday, and borrowed $2.50 for thV honeTmocn. After the honeymoon pJcured orth of furniture on iheVre svtem. but OoodaJl took this all away with him and left her nothing SalllS'that he had to leave be- case of Ms wife's drinking habits. The magistrates granted a separation.

first fire the lieutenant and three followers fell dead. Six fled to the blockhouse. Higgins remained, however, to avenge the death of his companions. ItlKks Life for Comrade. He fired at the Indians with deadly results and turned to mount his horse, when a voice gasped: "Tom, you won't leave me, will vou?" "No, I'll not leave you." Higgins replied: "come along." But the soldier, whose name was Burgess, could not move.

His leg had been broken. To make things worse Higgins' horse broke ESCAPED ATTACKS Marauding Beast Scatters Hunters After Killing Three Dogs. Special to the Post-Dinpatrh. FRIENDSHIP, Sept. 15.

A party of farmers who have been scouring the northern part of Adams County for one of three leopards which recently escaped from a circus and which have been plaj-ing havoc with stock in this and adjacent counties, succeeded in bringing the beast to bay in a dense thicket one miles south of the farm of Wesley Russell. The hunters had trailed the animal for a day and had several times caught sight of it, but were not able to get within firing distance until dusk. The farmers had several hounds with them and these were sent into the brush to flush the game. This they did not succeed in doing, but the hunters, hearing noise of a terrific encounter, decided to enter the brush. When they had reached a small clearing, they discovered the leopard, a magnificent brute of extraordinarily large size, engaged in a desperate battle with the dogs.

There were four large dogs, and these had surrounded the leopard and were charging upon it from different points. The leopard was too agilo for them, however, and with lightninglike rapidity would turn to meet the assault head on, striking at the dogs with its powerful claws and driving them out of range. It had disemboweled three of them with its sharp claws when the hunters arrived, but the fourth, a sturdy bull terrier, had succeeded in landing on the leopard's back and was holding on to the scruff of its neck like grim death The hunters fired a volley at the benst, but in the darkness they apparently did not hit It, but did hit the dog, instantly killing it. The leopard, freed from its antagonist, charged straight toward the hunters, w-ho, having exhausted their ammunition, made a hasty retreat. Henry Bienspiegle was not quick enough, and as the animal bounded past it gave hdm a blow with Its paw which sent him whirling to the ground, but did not injure him seriously.

The beast then emerged from the thicket and took to'the woods, the party abandoning the pursuit on account of darkness. The escape of the animals has caused much excitement among the farmers in this vicinity, and hunting parties have been made up at Necedah. Lisbon and Mauston to search for the beasts. They continue to commit depredations upon young calves and sheep, many of whom have been found with their entrails torn out. WIDOW NO.

1 SUES WIDOW NO. 2. Pension Department Information Leads to a Quarrel. Special tt Hie Foet-IHspateh. MARION.

Sept. 15. Estella Spaulding, widow of Freeman Spauld ing, has brought suit against Nancy Spaulding, the second wife of Free man Spaulding, for possession of lots 70 and 141 In Homo Park addition to Marion and J350 damages. The two properties in College addition had been sold to John D. Spaulding and James Walling, who are made party defendanti in the suit.

Estella Spaulding alleges in her complaint that she was married to Freeman Spaulding In Texas in 1SS1, that two children were born to them, a son. Allen, who is now in the army, and Josephine, now 14 years of ago. She alleges Spaulding left home in when Josephine was a baby, that he said he was going to Indiana on a sh-'t business trip and never returned. She avers that she never heard from him and mourned him as dead. Mrs.

Estella Spaulding has relatives living in liuncle, and while visiting them recently she applied to the War Department for information concerning the death of her husband, ho having been a soldier during the Civil War. She was informed that her husband had received a pension, had been admitted to the National Military Home Hospital in Marion fo-treatment and had died in the hospital about eight months ago. Mrs. Spaulding came to Marlon to investigate. She learned that Spaulding had property which was administered on by Nancy Spaulding as his widow.

It Is alleged that Spaulding came to Indiana In 1R93 and was th econl Mrs. Spaulding in 1S95. The second Mrs. Spaulding no doubt thought he was a single man. and the Crst Information she received that her marriage was not legal was the visit of Mrs.

Spaulding No. 1. Insane Pauper's Sane Letter. 15- A pauper Inmate or the Worcestershire Lunatic Asylum wrote to the Kidderminster Board of Ouardlans asking to be allowed to pay something towards the cost of his maintenance out of his savings, which amount to Xm. The board regarded the letter as perfectly sane, and decided to appropriate $1 a week.

EOPARD FARMERS Individual farmer, and open his eyes to ways and means for saving in cost of production. The importance of this Inquiry Is brouffht home to the students of ag ricultural conditions In this country on account of the fact that It Is generally admitted that the day of cheap larm staples nas gone, not to return. Farm values are tending upward. Practieailv all the land now available is In the arid belt, and it is to be brought under cultivation only by ir rigation, which makes the lirst cost of the farm lands almost as high per acre as is land in the older agricul tural districts. It is asserted by the experts of the department that the waste upon American farms is prodigious.

Special attention must be paid to the economics of production if the industrv of agriculture is to be accompanied by profitable returns, without such rapidly increasing cost of farm staples as to become a serious burden upon the consuming public. IViuoh attention is paid to plans for saving In the cost of distributing staple commodities, by attempts at holding down transportation rates, and It is the opinion of the Government ex perts that material results may be ob taineci vy more carenu attention on the part of the American farmer to economy in production. MODEL YOUTH CUT HIS OWN HEAD OFF. Novel Reading Is Blamed for Tragic Death. Special to the I'ost-Irt-spaU'h.

ALLEXTOM'X, Sept. 15. Morgan Ott. who lived with his brother-in-law Just beyond Shoenersville. committed suicide by cutting his head off.

Ott was only 23 years old, and a fine specimen of manhood. He never smoked. drank or chewed, and was a regular at tendant at the Shoenersville Reformed services. He was, however, a groat reader of novels, and It Is believed his mind became affected from too much reading. Last week Ott complained to his sister of not feeling weJI, and had the attendance of a doctor twice, when he said he would not live much longer.

He came downstairs, grabbed up Mr. Desh-ler's razor, rtood at the foot of a coimh and said: "I don't blame you. It's all my own fanlt. Ion't worry!" Then he slashed the sharp edge across his throat, and, being a powerful man. he cut his head off to the spine, and fell back on the couch dead.

Mrs. leshler, his sister, grabbed for his arm to stay It, but she was not quick enough. WOMAN STOREKEEPER'S TONGUE PULLED OUT. Special Cable to the Post-Dispatch and New York World. PARIS, Sept.

15. Mme. Durel, a widow, owner of a small odds and ends tore at Vanves. a suburb of Parts, is lying In hospital at the point of death, owing to the Injuries inflicted on her by a woman burglar, who tore her tongue out. The widow was about to close her store when a stylishly-dressed woman entered and asked for some soap and candles.

Mme. IXirel turned to get the things required, when she was then seized by the neck from beJiind by the woman, who pulled her down, ilnm. Imrel was powerless In the hands of hor assailant, and shouted for Vlp. As she did so the woman pulled out the widow's tongue by the roots. Two men accomplices entered the shop and rifled It.

They took the money in the till, put all the small goods In the place into piickages, and were preparing to leave when four policemen called by Mme. Uurol's neighbors arrested them. HORSE, AGED 30, HAS BIRTHDAY PARTY. Master Entertains in Honor of Former Racer. apir1al tn tiie Post -Dispatch.

HOYERTOWN, Sept. 13. Nearly seventy persons gathered at Monocacy to celebrate the SlKh birthday anniversary of Charlie, a bay horse owned by James R. Kline of that place. Kline gave the party in honor of his four-footed Xriend, whom he has owned 23 years.

Charlie, who ts Kentucky-bred, was a racer In his young days, but injury to his logs when he was about 5 years old made It advisable to withdraw him from the track. Hefore that he raced at Pottatown, Norrlstown. Reading, Allen-town and other tracks. Mr. Kline has used the horse 23 years for general purposes.

Heing rather heavy, he can do draft work and recently hauled S44 pounds a good distance over uneven roads. He has endurance and two weeks ago went 24 miles In one day. Pope's Brother Captures Robber VIENNA. Sept Angiola. Sartn.

brother of the Pope, who Is engaged as a postman at Mantona, has been the subject of an attempt at mh. bery. Although TO years of age. Ritnor I Snrto himself arrested the assailant and iiaiiuru uini ov-r to ins ponce. fi.rraTtcB 512 Wasrungtrm Ave.

GET TO ST. LOUIS Polar Hero Who Takes Charge of Armv Against Cuban Interference. Major-General Adolphus Greely, who took charge yesterday of the headquarters of the Northern Division of the United States Army, expects to remain in 8t. Louis until he retires, a year and a half hence. Gen.

Gi'eely was the chief of a Polar expedition 25 years ago. Two relief expeditions failed to find the party. When the third one found them only seven or the 25 men survived and they were nearly crazed by hunger. He was recently in charge of the relief work at San Francisco. lie says he is glad to get to St.

Louis. His wife and children will arrive shott iy. He said yesterday that he did not think America should interfere in Cuba until it is absolutely necessary. He does not think that the President will rush In there unless conditions become much worse than they appear now to the General. He declined to discuss the attempt which Walter Wellman is to make next year to reach the North Pole by airship.

He praises highly the fortitude of the Pan Francisco people fallowing the earthquake and nre. SWAPPING CORES UNDER SCHOOL BAN. Cleveland Board Wants Spotless Scholars. Srerinl to the Post-Dispatch. CLEVELAND, Sept.

15. The Department of Physical Education in the Cleveland rublio schools, it Is announced, will pay especial attention to the personal habits of the students the coming year. Besides adjusting the Keats in "the schoolrooms at just the right angle so trousers and skirts will not be worn out, the department will endeavor to Induce students to keep their teth in good repair and to cultivate other personal habits which will lend to a spotless condition generally. It is not known yet whether official bulletins upon the situation will be issued by the department every little while or not. Here are some suggestions for "Spotless" bulletins: "Do not swop apple cores, gum-suckers, bean-blowers, pencils, "wash the hands and face often, the likelihood of taking a communicable disease is lessened thereby;" "In exchanging paper wads with the teacher's face it is better to use dry paper, and more sanitary." CONSTABLE SEIZES" BIBLE OF RICH CHURCH.

Texas "Musician Demands $50 Salary Due Him. Bperfal to the Post-Dispatca. tsAi AKiii.MU, 1 ept. 15. Constable Stevens has levied on the property of the Central Christian Church to pay a judgment of $50 In favor of t'arl Mann, tlie musical di- iccior.

i nis is mie mm lor one month salary. I his Is one of th largest and costliest church edifices in tne State and nas an ultra-fashionable congregation. Including some of the wealthiest citizens of San Antonio. Rev. Homer T.

Wilson, National Chaplain of the T. P. while pastor of the church employed Hahn. AVhen he resigned there was one month's salary due the musical director. Ho sued and got judgment.

The Constable has In his possession the pews, pulpit, Hible and other movable property, and says they will be sold at auction if the Judgment 1s not paid. Sunday 50 of the members withdrew and will establish another church. CHILD SEES PARENTS' HEADS CHOPPED OFF. Special Cable to the Post-Dispatch and New York World. CALCUTTA.

Sept. 15. Some startling crimes committed by bands of dacoits are engaging public attention. The gangs, which In some Instances number as ma-nv as 25 miscreants mv-. about the country committing robbery biiu uiuiuri A few nights ago about twentv-flv armed men broke into the premises of a wealthy trader near Budge-Budge and began looting.

The trader. Sreenath Sirdar, raised an alarm, whereupon the dacoits seized him. threw him down and cnoppea on na ussu. Sreenath wife, unhappily for hftreif. cried out that she recognized the murderers, who were about to leave the house with their booty.

On hearing her words, they turned back, seized her and chopptl off her head also. Having wrapped up the bodies, the dacoits set fire to the house and de parted. The 6-year-old son of the murdered couple, who was wounded by the dacoits. crawled away and told the story to the neighbors, who were roused bv the flames bo tar no trace of th mysterious band of murderers has been iounu DAY AND NIGHT A t'OMI'LKTK BITS I ESS COIRSH Short-Hand, Tj prvrrltlnr, Bmikkriln, Telegraphy and KnalUh Itranenra Thoroughly Taught. STt PFNTS may enter hut time n1 wlwt urh mudlen as they lMlr.

PAT SCHOOL Is in Benslon durliiR the entire rer; MUHT SCHOOL from Heplember 10 April. RiisIiip-i Houses, ItiinkH, Kllrol Offlrea. Teleprph Offices. I'rofeMlonal Men. supplied with rellntile Hook Stenographer.

Telegraph pera tora a nd Clerks. Graduates are asMHted In procuring paring poaltirma without aitra charge. For information. Catalogues, call ai the college ofuce or address Telephone, J. G.

BOHMER, President. Tina School employa no aolicitota and haa no connection whateer with any other collars. LISZT Consemfirj Music. 355t FINE Cor. Grand and Pins.

A school modeled after and conduced In the manner of the celebrated European ConserTa-t'triea. Send for Catalog. H'JIS Dlrwttr. I hnve the best method of correcting the abnormal conditions of the eye. THR 911 A HOW TF.9T.

I examine your eyes very onrefuilv and prescribe glasses accordingly If you need them; if not. I will tell you so. T1II9 WEKK'S SPFXHIAnr sol-Id gold frame (Of -n 'or 552.65 Kxaminatlon Free by DR. F. BARNUM 91 I.oala ladloa; Kyralght e-lallt.

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