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f r - 1 i Hi, N'o ib 1, i 'I i w : - tr THE YEAR OF GRACE 1903 Record Ii of Change and Death, but Also of Peace and Prosperity. NATIONS HAVE NEW EULEKS. Many Persons Known in Statecraft, Politics, Music and Letters Pass Away. The yenr 1008, like most of those preceding It, litis brought about muny chunges In all purta of the world. Deutk has titken rulers and governments have been chungod, men mid women of prominence mid achievement In lnuuy Hues have pussed Into the silent hereafter, fire and flood have levied their toll upon humun life und property, greed and hute have Incited to grave crime In numerous liiHtuuccs. But the record Is not all dark. Muu'g activities along peaceful ways have gone Bteadlly forward, achievement has made decided headway, the quiet lives of the majority of earth's people have moved on unvoted by war, pestilence or famine, and a grateful material prosperity seems to be the portion of most of tbo civilized nations. Early In February the king and crown prince of Portugal were assns-luatod In a street of Lisbon and the crown passed to a young son and brother, the present King Manuel. The deaths, in November, of the Emperor and the Dowager Empress of China caused a change In the ruling head of the Celestial umpire. A now president has more recently taken hold of affairs In Maytl, Bulgaria has declared Itself lndeendent of Turkey, and the last-named country Itself has made radical Innovations tending toward a constitutional government The necrology of the yenr Is memorable for the number of notablo men and women of prominence In tbo world of art, letters nd music who bnve passed away. Among thoRe to succumb during 1908 wero ex-Prosldeut G rover Clcvelnnd, Sir Henry Campbell-Banuer-man, ex-preniler of England; Tomns Estrada Talma, Cuba's first president; Bishop Henry C. Potter and Rev. Morgan Dlx of New York, Ira D. Snnhey, Pablo de Sarasate, August WllhelinJ, Edmund Clarence Stedmnn, "Ouldn," Joel Chandler Harris, Murnt Ilnlstond, Bronson Howard, Vlctorlen Snrdou, Louise Chandler Moulton, Harriet Hos-nier, Chas. Emory Smith and Wru. B. Allison. The principal events of 1908 may he thus epitomized: JANUAHY. 4 Jury disagrees In trial of Caleb Towers for murder of Gov. Goebol of Kentucky. .. .Jury acquits Goo. A. Petti-bone of Steunenburg murder in Idaho. 13 Theater fire and panic in Boyer-town, Pn., causes 107 deaths and injury of 75 persons. .. .1'uion station anuvx in Kansas City burns. 18 Death of Edmund Clarence i?ted-man, poet. .. .Three miners rescued after being buried for 40 days In mine at Ely, Mo. 19 Death of Chas. Emory Smith of Philadelphia, former Postmaster General. 24 $1,000,000 fire in Portland, Me Death of August Wilbeluij, noted violinist. 25 Death of "Ouida," English novel-1st. 28 $1,700,000 fire in Chicago. 30 Death of Burr Bobbins, well-known circus num. FKUIIUAItV. 1 King Carlos and Crown Prince Lulz Felippe of Portugnl assassinated In streets of Lisbon. ... I In rry Thaw acquitted of Stanford White murder.... Gov. Toole of Montann resign. 2 Manuel II. proclaimed King of Por tugal. ,V-Dcnth of Col. Thos. G. Lawlor of Bock ford, III. 10 Burial of King Carlos and Crown Trince Luiz Felipie of Portugal. 11 Anthracite centennial celebrated in Will; eslmrre, Pa. 12 $23,000 bank robbery In Itich mil, Mo, 10 Marriage of Miss Theodora Slumtg and Due de Chaiiltics. 18-19 Severe blizzard sweeps middle and western States. 20 Death of Senator Latimer of Siuth Caooliua. 2t Death of Harriet Ilosmer, Art-eri can sculptress. 87 Mine explosion nonr San Juan do Subinas, Mexico, kills 7U miners. 23 Unsuccessful ntttempt made ta kill Shah of Persia with bomb....W. O. Bradley, Kepiiblican, chosen Senator from Kentucky. MARCH. 1 Grent fire la Tampa, Fla. 2 Attempted assassination of Chiof of Police Geo. M. Sluiipy of Chicago. asteacnM178 Children lose lives in burning rti'ra wpudicseiiool in North Collinwood, a vclsnd 'suburb. . . . Death of Senator Bed field Proctor of Vermont. 10 Attempt made on life of King Haa kon of Norway. 12-20 Floods do damage along rivers of middle west. 12 Admiral Evans fleet amva at Magdalcna Buy, Lower California. 17 Death of Senator William Plnck- nny Whyte of Maryland. 22 Death of Senator William J. Bry an of Florida. 23 2(H) persons drowned In collision of Japanese ships off Todohokke, Juptn. 26 Earthquake and fire destroy Chi' lapa, Mexico. 28 Bomb thrown in Union Square, New York, by Selig Silverstcin. APRIL. 2-3 ropulist national convention la St. Louis. 4 Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, premier of England, resigns. 6 Election riots in Lisbon, Portugal, 7 Death of Congressman A. L. Brick of Indiana. 12 Chelsea, Mass., devastated by $10,- 000 000 fire.... Death of Gen. B. M. Cutoheon of Michigan. 15 Hauscr Lake dam, north of Helena, Mont.. fcurBts and causes great havoc." 22 Death of Sir Henry Campbell-Ban nerman. ei-premier of England. 23 Death of Gen. Linevltch, Russian commander.... Due de Cbaulnes dies sua- imU In Paris. 24 Destructive tornado sweeps 13 X Wonderful FoH lied. An expedition directed by Trot. H. F. Osborn of the Americnn Museum of Natural History has recently returned from the Fayoum desert in Egypt laden with now skeletons of prehistoric animals. The Fayoum district is the bed of an ancient liver, and in the sands are found the bones of nil kinds of animals mixed indiscriminately. They nr so soft that thet can bo removed only by pouring shellac over them. Ono of the mos. important finds is the skull of toe .giant irsinoithcrium. The dominating feature ia long pair of sharp-pointed horns State, from North Dakota to Goorgla. 25 American liner St. Paul sinks British cruiser Gladiutor, 2(1 Notre Dame da Saletts burled by landslide. 2!) Death of Rev. Morgan Dir. 80238 lives lost by sinking of Japanese cruiser, Matsushima. MAY, J-Buralm of Avellne hotel In Fort Mayne, Ind. ., .Marriage of Prince Wll-helm of Sweden and Grand Duchess Marie Paulovna of Itussia, 4 120 persons drowned In River Dnelper, Russia, by capsizing of ferry boat. 5- 0 Nine corpses unearthed on farm of .late Mrs. Belle Gunnoss, north of La Porte, Ind. 0 Combined Atlantic and Pacific fleets enter San Frnncisco harbor. .. .Manuel proclaimed King of Portugal. 8 Big fire in Atlanta, Ga. 10 Violent storm sweeps Southwestern States. 11 Destructive tornado In northern Nebraska. 13 Governors of all States meet In convention In White House in Washington. 21 Great railway disaster near Antwerp, Belgium. 23 Doath of Comedian Peter F. Dai-ley. 30 Sixtieth Congress adjourns sine die. JUNE. 1 Death of ex-Senntor James K. Jones of Arkansas.... Oregon votes against single tax and equal suffrage. 2 Death of Sir Bedvers Buller, English general. 4 Paris assassin Bhoots Capt. Alfred Dreyfus. 13 Caleb Towers and James Howard pardoned by Governor of Kentucky. 14 Death of Bliud Tom, negro pianist. 10 Republican national convention hi Chicago. 18 William H. Toft of Ohio nominated for President by Republican convention. 19 James S. Sherman of New York nominated for Vice President by Republicans. 24 Death of ex-President Grorer Cleveland. 20 $1,000,000 Dre In Duluth. JULY. 2 Death of Murat Halstead. 4 Death of Joel Chandler Harris. B Port au Prince, Huytl, swept by fire. 6 Commander Teary starts for far north. 7 Democratic national convention opens In Denver. 10 Wm. J. Bryan nominated for President by Democrats. 21 Death of Bishop Henry C. Totter of New York. 22 United States Court of Appeals reverses Judge Ijandis' decision fining Standard Oil Company $29,210,000. 21 Sultnn of Turkey grants constitutional government. 28 Independence party nominates Hit-gen and Graves. AUGUST. 2 Great fire destroys cities and many lives in British Columbia. 3 $1,500,000 elevator fire In Chicago. 4 Death of Seuator Win. B. Allison of Iowa. .. .Death of Bronson Howard, American playwright. First general primary election In Illinois. 10 Denth of Mrs. Louise Chandler Moulton. 12 Death of A. R. Spofford, librarian of Congress. 14 Fatal race riots in Springfield, 111.... Death of Ira D. Saukey, gospel singer. 23 Great fire In Constantinople. 20 30 miners suffocated in coal mine at HaUeyville, Okla. 27 Death of Col. Wm. F. Vilas of Madison. Wis. 30 $2,000,000 fire In New Orleans. SEI'TEMBElt. 1 Vermont election. 3 Death of I-ord Lionel Sackvillo- West, former British minister to Washington. 4 Death of Frank T. Sargent, com missioner o immigration. ... Kawlnde (Nev.) destroyed by lire. G-HS Forest fires in northern Michi gan, Wisconsin and Michigun and across border in Canada. 14 Republicans carry Maine election. 21 Death of Pablo de Sarasate, Span ish violinist. 2S International tuberculosis congress meets in Washington. OCTOIMCIt. Bulgaria declares itself independent of Turkey. 0 Philadelphia celebrates 22.1th aiini- versa ry . 7 Klcvator explosion at Kuliford, Vt., kills l.'t persons. Hi Forest fires rage in Michigan and Wisconsin Belief train burns near Alpenn, Mich., with 20 persons aboard. 19-21 Land lottery of Rosebud lands in South Dakota. 22 Marriage of Trince August Wil liam of Germany and Princess Alexandra Victoria of Sehleswig-IIolstein. 20 Canadian elections carried by Sir Wilfrid Lnurier and Liberal party. NOVKMIIEII. 3 National election. W. II. Taft anil James S. Sherman, Republicans, chosen President and Vice President, 4 Death of Tomns Estrada Pnlma, first president of Cuba Libre. . . .Chas. W, Eliot resigns as head of Harvard univer sity. I 8 Denth of Vlctorlen Sardou, French playwright. I) Trim of Ray Lnmphere hegins in ia Porte, Ind. .. .Former I". S. Senator Edward W. Carmack shot dead in Nashville (Tenn.) street. .. .Postmaster Edward M. Morgan of New York shot in street. 12 Explosion and fire in mine in West- plmlin, Germany, kills 339 men. 13 Death of Kmperor or China.... Secretary of the Navy Metcalf resigns. 14 Death of Dowager Empress of China. . . .Gen. Jose Miguel Gomez chosen president at Cuban elections. 24 Gov. A. H. Cummins chosen U. S. Senntor from Iowa. .. .Lieut. Gov. Gnrst becomes Governor of Iowa. 20 Bay Lamphere convicted of arson at La Porte, Ind. . 27 Treaty between United States and Japan is announced. 28 13S miners killed by explosion in Marianna, Pa. 29 Flood at Guthrie, OUia. DECEMBER. 2 President Nord Alexis of Haytl de- . . I'u Yi ascends throne of China .Hole blown in levee, saving town of Tine Bluff, Ark. 10 Abraham Rnef, San Francisco political boss, convicted of bribery. 12 Dutch cruiser Gelderlaud captures Venezuelan guardship Alix. 15 Death of Donald G. Mitchell. 17 Constitutional government inaugurated in Constantinople. 20 Gen. Antoine Simon sworn In as president of Ilayti. 21 Graft arrests cause sensation In Tittsburg. 22 Burning of nerald Square theater In New York. 1 protruding upward and outward from the snout for nearly, two feet. This animal was, the brute king of its time. The body combined the shape of the elephant and the rhinoceros. The monster was named after the Egyptian queen Arsinoe, fnmed for her beauty. The animal stood six feet high and nearly ten feet long. The feet were adapted to walking on sandy or sinking ground. The origin of the Great Banks of New foundland Is said to have been In the boulders carried down by Icebergs. The bank is GOO miles long and 120 broad, mat a snip? A flitting spark across a summer sky, a globe like a glowing orunge, a mass of lambent flame, a thunderous crush, and a great piece of meteor burled itself In the ground. Ilulf a duzen rods away a ninii iuy cowering, cringing from the blow. Thou he begun to pruy, first for safety from the wrnth of his Maker and then for pnrdon for his sins, nil the time shrinking nearer to the ground. In tils extremity trying to hide himself from the next "missile of the Almighty." The minutes lagged by. No other thunder cuiiie, and tbo still territied farmer slipped uciss liU feed lot to his ioor llttlo house, his Hps still niovli'g, pniylng, supplicating. In the dark kitchen tbo young night bid the wife, stricken with equal fear, and starting us if from stupor when the husband brushed the door open and tottered In. Then they knelt together and prayod over and over for pardon and pity. To one of even elemental education what hupveued on the farm of Jnnies Shurp In Oklahoma that summer evening two years nto would buve been wonderful, but quite natural, but tbo metallic visitor from tbo void niiide a different impression on the iintiit jml minds of the mau and woiuuik In the little kitchen. Meteor Turns Them from Sin. There was no supper -that night, nothing to eat all the next day Just ceuscless praying night and clay that God might Bee fit to condone the sins .of two erring children und yield tluiu life. The warning had been sulll-dent; their paths would turn; It would ull be different, they supplicated. For days there was no cessation in the praying and exhorting. The stock wont, unfed, the two supplicants went unfed and without sleep, while exhaustion and the mildness uf feur worked hi their childish minds with subtle poison. Then, writes K. II. Smith in the Chicago Record-Herald, James Shurp had a revelation. The Father hud seen his waywardness and lack of devotion and had sent him n warning to change his ways. Ho was to give up material life, disiwse of his farm aud go out Into the world to tench the benighted and heathen the marvels of God's manifestation to hlin, James Sharp, the prophet, who didn't know what a meteor was. Two weeks after the revelation Sharp gave his turin and horses away and started out to "tench all peoples." He wandered over Oklahoma aud was Jeered; bo went to Kansas and Colorado uud Nebraska, the Dakotus, and lluuliy to Cunnda. aud tried to Impress the people with tbo greatness of his new fulth. The new prophet and prophetess were kicked and cuffed from place to place till they dually got back to Oklahoma. They preached on the streets of Oklahoma City one night und n man Joined them from a little group of listeners. John Adklns was his mime. His eloquence got gifts of mouey for the band; it brought Sbnip's brother Into the fold and attracted crowd's everywhere. Adkins linally convinced Sharp Unit he was Adam and that Mrs. Sharp was Eve, and that Sharp's brother, by some Biblical, vagary, whs. In fact, Abel. Then the entire band was placed In au asylum for the Insane. In a month Sharp and his wife were released, but AdUlus was held for sixteen months. Adklus &oon won his nay back to the asylum, but the Sharps were looked upon as harmless fanatics und permitted to go their way. With a bund reinforced by Louis Pratt, his wife and live children, Shan) started for Canada ngaln, preaching everywhere be stopped. In Canada he preached the revealed doctrine of (ho meteor and the wrath of God. us he called It. He hud learned, however, that the police of the Dominion tool; unkindly to hli cult, and he formed an Immediate and unreasoning haired for the law. Then Sharp announced that the Lord had ciinic to him in the night, told hlin that Adam was the name of the first man ond the common name of all mankind, and that, since God was the mime of the Father and thy Maker, the natural inline of ull mankind wus "Adiim God." As the leader mid deliverer of humanity, Sharp was to be tlio first to bear the universal name, and his wife was thenceforward to LABOS CHIEFS WHO WERE H!"- -V TV1?'' Samuel Goiiqiers, John Mitchell nud Frank Morrison, who have been found guilty of contempt nud sentenced to Jull by the Supremo Court of the District of Columbia, are three of the most prominent and widely known labor lenders In the United States. Gom- pers. who has been president of the American Federation of Labor since 1SS2. with the exception of one year, was born In England In ISoO. A clgar-ninkiT by trade, ho has been connected with the labor movement since he was 13 years old. As one of the organizers of the American Federation of Labor aud editor of the olliciiil magazine of the organization, ho has wielded a wide Influence nil over the world. . John Mitchell, vice president of the organization, who until recently was also president of the United Mine Workers of America, Is a native of Will county, Illinois. Aside from what he learned In the public schools of Braldwood up to the time he was 10 years old he Is self-educated. Ho was boru lu 1870 nud has been In the labor movement since boyhood. Frank .Morrison, who was born in lS.'O, has been secretary of the American Federation of Labor siuce 1897. By trade a printer, he is also n graduate of Lake Forest Uni versity Law School. The Buck's Company's prosecution of the odlcluls of the American Federation of Lnhor, which resulted In their sentence, began In August, 1907. The original nctlon was a test case, wherein It was sought to enjoin the labor unions from using the "unfair" nud "We don't patronize" lists In, their fight against firms nud Individuals. Justice Gould of the Supreme Court of the District Sps. --SS558 f ?-' ." M . i II SENTENCED TOR CONTEMPT. f Columbia Issued nn Injunction, which luter was made permanent, forbidding the publication of the company's name lu these lists. President Gompers, In uu editorial in the Federa-tlonlst of January last, made known his Intention not to obey the court's onler. contending that the injunction Issued wns In derogation of the rights of labor and nn abuse of the injunctive pi-wer of the courts. Gompers, Mitchell and Morrison subsequently were cited for contempt and this phase of the case bus bc'ti before the court for many months, the proceedings taking the form of n hearing of testimony be fore an examiner and many arguments. I-'rei-ilnni of ilie I'reas, The battle for a live press lu the full modern sense was fought out be tween 17i!4 and 1771. beginning with the prosecutlou of Wilkes for attacking Bute in the North Briton and end ing with the successful resistance to the proclamation by which the commons hud forbidden the publication of their debates. Six printers who hud Infringed the proclamation were summoned to the bar of the bouse. Five obeyed, and the messenger of the bouse was sent to arrest the sixth. The lord mayor sent the messenger to prison. The house of commons sent the lord mayor to the Tower, but he was released at the next prorogation, and the day on which ho left the Tower marked the end of the last attempt to silence the press. New York American. GUNPOWDER IN HER COAX. Gunpowder, which had been left In the coal by miners, caused nn explosion that shattered the cook stove nnd Probably will result In the denth of Mrs. George Henry nt Bellwood, Pa. She was pouring coal ou the fire when the powder exploded. Her dress was Ignited by the flnme which enveloped ber, und she was terribly burned. Cured the Drj-ne. Mother How did papa's new book get In this condition? Bobby Why, mamma, I heard papa say last night that the book was too dry for him So I put It lu the bathtub mid let the water run. SWATH style herself as Eve God. IIo was, In fact, a new Messiah, coine for the saving of the abysmal world. That was uot nil. In the night the Lord hud told Sharp tbut men's society and mea's law were unlawful, since they wero not founded on the Bible, which was the sole and only law that needed obedlcnco. The Lord had spoken and Sharp bad Interpreted the revoln-Hon to mean that Ida band was to aim, In order to resist and destroy the "unlawful law" und Us officers. The little band of madmen, deluded women aud benighted little children broke camp, singing home-made longs, brandishing weapons und making for the States where the creed had started aud where the seed was to flourish Into blood und murder. Tbo perlputotlc bund made ltn way across, the line, bought u poor covered wagon und a tottering old horse aud legan the move for the South. Finally Minor, S. D wus reached. The horse and wngou wero traded for a small ilutboat, with a canvas top spread tcpee- .- .. ..i. ..i i,. i,i it,,. -tenxlnli nml the bund started south. At 1UVV lor U BHC-llfl. 1" Utia .nv w ..." Omaha nnd ut St. Joseph, Mo., they were driven out, and they ilually reached Kansas City, harried by the police und full of resolve to light and exterminate the cneniies of "the Lord's chosen folk." Clash with Kansas City Police. At various points where they stopped arms aud ammunition wore bought. Tho women und children were tuught to shoot the "unlawful officers," and Shurp was openly teaching his followers thut he, Adam God, und they, the c hildren of Adam, could no more bo harmed by the bullets of the pollco than could the Lord Himself. In this frenzy of superstitious fever they landed at Kansas City, und near the city hull, under the very noses of the "unlawful olllcers," they sang and preached and exhorted, und Shurp, or Adam God, uttered public threats ugalnst the police. For wcoks nothing happened, until one chill, somber December afternoon u probationary ollicor thauced to pass the band singing on its accustomed corner. The olllcer told Sharp that to have children of such tender age singing on the streets wus In defiance of the school laws aud that It should be stopped und the children sent to school. The fateful hour had come. Adam God, who knew no law but the Bible's, wheeled and struck the olllcer down. The band set upon h!m, singing and beating ut once. A single olllcer run out, brandlHhed his revolver and udvunccd on tho futilities who bad taken up their services on the corner. Then there wus a shot. The servants of God had answered. The policeman ran back to the station und three others came. Adam God, tall und bearded, stood brandishing a long knife. Near him stood Louis Pratt, his hand on his revolver, whllo Mrs. Sharp (Eve) and Mrs. Tratt held revolvers, und the eldest of the little girls, Lulu Pratt, 13 years old, wuved a similar weapon, too large for her to handle or lire properly. Death In Mad Blot. Hatless und unarmed, Sergeant Patrick Chirk walked up to the prophet, closely followed by Michael Mullane and Arthur Dolbow,' two patrolmen, ' the latter also unarmed. Clark, confident of his great strength, grappled with the prophet. Tho knife descended across his face in a long, cruel cut thut destroyed an eye. It flashed agalu, piercing Clark's neck, and ho fell. Instantly Pratt fired and Dolbow rolled across the narrow walk dead. Mullane Bred once, high for fear of hitting one of the children, who clustered about the knees of the two men. Then one or two other policemen hurried up, the crowd scattered in mud, uureckoning flight, nnd the battle between the "unlawful officers" nnd tho servants of the Lord was on. A bullet from a police revolver passed harmlessly through Adam God's hut ' "Their arms shall fall at their sides und their bullets shall uot prevail ogulnst the Lord," he exhorted, drunk with a sense of security. Meantlmo Mrs. Pratt chased Olllcer Mullane around a wugon, firing ut every step, while Mullane tried to get into range of the leader, who was firing right and left at the officers. He turned aud saw a woman fire at hlin, but refused to kill a woman. The next moment two bullets, one from tho 'woman's revolver und one from the little girl's, struck the big policeman. Pratt still stood In the middle of tho street, firing from two revolvers. One shot struck a bystander with fatal results. Then a rlllo bnll pierced his brain and ho went down. Other balls pierced both hands of Aduin God and ho lied in the mad crowd aud the gathering darkness. Eve also had (led, and then the last remnant of the misguided bund, mother and five children, retreated to the river nnd their bout. Alone, In the prow with a rlllo, the mother held tho officers hack, pleading that they bring Eve to counsel her. But Eve did not come. While the police crept nearer to the boat, she sprang Into n skiff with her two oldest daughters and pushed off. Then the police were ordered to shoot low and sink the bout. A few minutes' pursuit nnd the chase was over. Mrs. Trait and her younger girl were drngg.xl iff, but Lulu Pratt had been shot through the face and was dead. Half a dozen miles away, along a railroad track, Adam God, his hands bleeding In his overcoat pockets, walked through tho night At dawn he entered a patch of woods and slept. Then he walked again all night and appeared at n farmhouse, furnished ond begging for food. He said he was a paralytic and tbo farmer fed hlin. A few hours later Adam God wus arrested aud carted back to Kansas City. "What I did," he said, "i did because of the faith, but the way it has all turned out I guess the fulth was wrong. It was the fault of the faith. I knew thnt us soon ns the first bullet hit me. I'p to thnt moment, ns I felt the bullets graze me and go harmlessly by, I felt that God was turning them aside, and It made me ull the more sude that we were right nnd would prevail." In her cell the new Evo had not heard, und stuck to her faith. The Pratt children and her mother also were still Arm. Then a policeman told them that Adam God wns wounded nud n prisoner. The Trntts said nothing, lu her cell Eve heard the news with nnother effect. "If Adam Is wouuded nnd caught, what of our fulth?" she moaned. "It wns nil wrong, nnd I have nothing left to lean on." They took Shurp, no longer Adam God, Into u Justice court und arraigned him for murder. I QUEEN OF NIGHT RIDERS HOLDS SECRETS OF CLAN. SlltS. 1.1. A 1'UlliK. The name of one woman stands out In memory of the Night Riders. It is tiint of Mrs. Ella Pride, of Star Island, Tenu., erstwhile Queen of the Night Riders. Mrs. Pride, necordlng to ber own story, was a self-appointed member of tho terrorizing band of horsemen. She dressed herself In male nttlre and put ou the regulation mask. She had lieeu ou two whipping excursions with them before she wus discovered. To save themselves, she was forced by the riders to take the oath, which she was lad to do. She was then made secre tary of the band, which position she held ten months. One day she fell from grace, how ever. She had committed the fatal blunder of talking too much. She was herself visited by tho masked horsemen. The papers of the organization were taken from her and destroyed and she wns taken out and whipped. After which her home was burned. She placed herself under the protection of Judge Harris, where she has been ever since. me palace or czar Nlcuolas Is no more strongly guarded than Is the home of Judge Harris, Tiptonvllle, Lake County. The richest man In the county. the owner of tho most land surrouudlng Keelfoot Lake, the cause of the uprising of the Night Riders, he Is the muu most sought by them. Harris' father died a few years ago, leaving him his vast estate and his title to the Reelfoot property. He was responsible for the bringing of the law suits which dispossessed the farmers aud fishermen of what they regarded ns their rights from childhood. From that time he has been a mnrked.tuan. lie hns received dally messages warning him thnt his life would pay tho forfeit for his acts. OFIL From the first of tho trouble Harris has never gone out of his home alone. He Is always accompanied by at least two men. His home is like a eltnilel Electricians have placed mines at everv approach to It. These can be touched oil by electric buttons In the house. The house Itself Is mined with explosives that can be fired from many places, In case the Night Riders should gain access to lt. Harris is not a Judire. 'Judge" Is his surname, given to him by nn mint when he was a baby because ho had such a solemn look. EGGS AND THE HEN WE SING. In Annnnl Atin-rleun Omelet nn Ills ns Mnnlmtlnn Island. Let us slug tbo praise of the great Vmerlcan ben, who during the last year may well have cackled with pride over the production of nearly 1,300,000,000 dozens of eggs. Do you realize what Ibis means? demands a writer In the Woman's Homo Companion. Well, list en : If instead of remaining quietly at homo in Iowa she had chosen to demonstrate her powers to the universe at largo, the hen might have laid those eggs, each two Inches long, end to end. in a continuous chain reaching 2SS.S1S miles, up to the moon, buck again nnd then more than half way around tho world for good measure a total of 402.-I24 miles of eggs. Furthermore, If those eggs had been made Into one omelet half an Inch thick thnt omelet would easily have covered Manhattan Island, an area of twenty-two square miles. An old Mohammedan legend tells that King Solomon used to travel through the air with nil his armies on a wonderful flying carpet, protected from the rays of the sjm by the wings of a host of lilrds. Now, according to the poultry census, there are in the United States a-lxmt 2SO,000,000 of chickens, guinea fowls, turkeys, gecso and ducks of the poultry voting nge, which Is three months or over. If required to furnish a moving canopy like that of King Solomon the barnyard fowls of this country, allowing only a foot of spread to each, could easily shadow tt space of ten -square miles. Always Waning. A Frenchman who apparently has n good deal of time on bis hands has been amusing himself by reckoning up the number of kisses he has given his wife during the first twenty years of h!s married life. lie finds th.it In the first year bo dispensed about 100 kisses a day, or. s.-iy. al.iwing for birthdays and legal and cturch holidays, about 311,700 in t!i;-year. In the second yenr this number was reduced by half nnd In the third year to ten a day, while In the fifth ycui his better half had to he content with two a day, one In the morning nnd tuu in the evening. What happened In the fifth year 1.' "wrapped In mystery," but nt the same rate of "progression" he probably nr rived eventually nt ono kiss on tho first of January every leap year. REVIEW OF OHIO I Cutler L. Kimball, treasurer-elect of Lake County, died at his homo at Mad ison. Mr. Kimball was horn In Madison March 4, 18C4, and had always lived there, dying In tho house In which he was born. He was a cousin of the late Homer Nash Kimball, Representative from Lake County. George Schlsher, of Mansfield, was killed ut Zanesvlllo when one of tho guy wires of a sign which he was help ing to put in position broko and let him fall from the roof of a second story building. Schlsher fell to the concrete sidewalk nnd sustained Injuries from which he died two hours later. James McDanlel, a stone mason of Akron, finds that he Is the owner of a Cremona violin of grent value, und has refused an offer of JGOO for lt. IIo got lt from his father, a country fiddler, who bought lt for a load of fodder. McDanlel had the violin cast asldo In his attic when a friend discovered Its worth. The Akron Poultry and Pet Stock Company will award eighteen cups to prize-winning; exhibitors In the first annual poultry show, to bo held In Akron, January 18 to 23. 0. C. Barber, mil-llonulre president of the match trust, who has recently entered tho stock raising business on a large scale, Is the leader In the association. Frederick Fogle, Sr., a pioneer business mun of Kenton, Is dead at the ago of 77, as a result of apoplexy. IIo has been In business for fifty years In Kenton, retiring only a few weeks ago. During the gold strike In California In '49, Mr. Fogle went West, and for eight years ho sought his fortune In the West, returning to Kenton to enter the grocery und Ice business. According to Information received from reliable railroad men the general claim ofllce of the Detroit & Toledo Shore line will be transferred from Detroit to Toledo soon after the first of tho year. J. P. Maine, general freight und claim agent of tho shore line, nnd other officials wero in Toledo recently looking over tho ofllces of the Clover Leaf building, where the claims olfices are to be moved. Willie Mrs. Rosanna Franklin an swered a summons of the Juvenile Court to bring her two grandchildren before it, her country homo, five miles southeast of Lima, burst Into flames from an overheated cook stove and was totally destroyed with contents. Neighbors heard weird cries within and believed one of the children had been cremated, but death came only to the family dog. Mrs. Franklin car ried no Insurance, nnd, when informed, broke down nnd cried. The people east of Bowling Green are up In arms at the depredations of chicken thieves who have been visiting their poultry houses almost nightly. They paid two visits to the John Ral ston coop In Center Township and it took a fusilade of buckshot from the gun of young Ralston and an attack by the watch dog to drive them off. The entire neighborhood was aroused and although Ralston thought he had hit one of the marauders, ull escaped In a wagon without leaving a trace bnhlud, Seeking to obtain possession (J the McKInley business block In Canton, at torneys brought a suit at Canton on behalf of hoirs of tho late President McKInley, naming as defendants Mr. nnd Mrs. A. C. Barber, Jda McKInley Cooper, a niece of the late President; Anna Allen and Mabel Buer, widow and daughter of Abner McKInley, and Attorney R. S. Shreeds. Tho plaintiff heirs are James F. McKInley nnd Grace Illicit and Helen McKInley nnd Sarah Duncan, sisters of the Into President. The oil operators of Monroe County are considerably excited over the drilling In of two big wells In the county. Longfellow & Stephens drilled in a well on the N. II. Ilurkhcad farm, a short distance northeast of Woods-field, which is considered good for l"iO barrels natural In the big line. Jen nings Bros. & Stogner drilled in ,t well on tho Hupp farm near Lewlsvihe the first of this week, which Is reported good for 100 barrels per day in the big lime. These wells will have a ten dency to revive drilling in Monroe County, which has been better during the past few weeks than for a y.?nr or more. Although they had known ench other for over ten years, not until last week .did Roy England, a barber of Delaware, and Mis3 Myrtle England, of Lewis Center, learn that they were brother and sister. They are thi chll dren of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Er.gland nnd were born at Lewis Center. When the children were quite young the par ents separated and the children were placed In different families. Recently the father and mother have become reconciled and the young people were brought together and told of their re lationship. Tho reunited family held a celebration Christmas day at the home of the parents near Magnetic Springs. In a trap set for a skunk, Klahr Shollhouse, of near Sycamore, captured a horned owl that measurea four feet and seven Inches from tip (o tip. The bird Is alive and Is one of the largest ever captured. J. D. Button is going to demand of Governor Harris a new jail for Logan County tiecause the present one Is dark. Button, who Is a stranger and had many diamonds, was put in all at Bellofontalne and fined for intoxication. Rev. Wilbur I. Davis was stricken blind while delivering a sermon in his pulpit at the High Street Methodist church In Springfield. Bursting of a blood vessel was given as the cause. Chances for the recovery of his sight are thought to be remote. A twenty-barrel oil well has been drilled on the Allan Stewart farm, five miles from New Mlddletown across the Pennsylvania line, and the excitement runs high. Farmers have advanced their leases on land adjoin ing the field. Pittsburg prospectors sank the well. Charles Smith was apprehended In Washington Platner's chicken coop at Tiflln. Ho made a flying leap through a window, cutting himself so seriously that he nearly bled to doath. John Burton, of Mormlll, in falling from a load of fodder, split his tongue, from the roots to the end. It was as cleanly cut as If with a sharp knife. Ho was brought to Howling Green, where silrglcal attention was given him. It will be some time before the Injury Is completely healed, and then he will have two tongues Instead of one. ' For the second time within a week the slaughter house of Loekard Bros.. Of Wellston. Was mlllliwl hv llil.vna After eighteen years of wanderlne. Edward Hustmyer, supposed to be aa Dy nis family, has returned to s home In Xenla. His brothers failed to recognize blm. The Pittsburg Sneclal nn thn Pimn. By lvanla Jumped the track airnin nt tim same place It did a week ago In New-ark. The engine went mm ih tank another. No one was Injured, but passengers were severely nhnlcnn m, This Is the third wreck at the same spot within ten days. The "Old Star Mill." fit. Mihin on a of tho first in Northom tully destroyed by lire of link nnvn origin. It was built when Milan wa a prominent wheat shipping and recelv- ing center in tbo fifties. The mill Is suld to have been the "loaHim nlaee" of Thomas A. Edison. Wasson Beaver, while wulkinc on tho Ohio Central railroad tmcku mnr Marysvllle, In company with Lewis Croy, fell from tlxe high trestle over the Town run, alighting on gomo rocks. lie suffered several ' broken ribs, nn Injured spine and other Injuries which mav result Hei-loimlv lt as taken to tho city hospital. George D. Hunt, aged 90. veteran his torian and author of Salem nnd ono of the oldest residents of the city, died at the home of his nephew, Thomas Raloy, In Rogers, from heart disease. lie was recognized as the oldest school teacher In the State, having taught sixty terms of school, and re tnlncd his faculties remarkably. August Andrews, a bachelor farmer living north of Delphos, was 'seriously Injured when his horse ran awav and overturned tho buggy In which ho was driving. Mr. Andrews was caught un der tho buggy and his right ear almost torn off. Ho also suffered a broken finger and other lnlurles and wns found somo tlmo later In an uncon scious condition. W. L. Evans, W. L. Roberts, W. O. Roberts, B: L. Clevenger, Chas. Jones, O. 1). Davles, Abner Evans, D. W. Tugh, Reese Roberts and Evan Meredith, business men of Gomer, have organized a stock comuanv with a can!- tal of $.-i0,000, and have bought tho Go mer creamery, which was recently placed In the hands of nn assignee by Homer C. Partsch, the former owner. The plant is ugain In operation. Governor Harris granted a pardon to Levi S. Austin, sent to the penitentiary from Scioto County In 1903 to serve a life sentence for manslaughter, conditional upon Austin's abstaining from the use of liquor and cigarettes and ujion bis friends taking him to his former homo In Virginia. From the testimony furnisher the Pardon Board, the Governor is convinced that Austin wus Insane when he committed the crime. Unaware that a comfortable home and a warm welcome awaits him, James M. Wiggens, 72, released from the County Infirmary In Toledo Nov. 12, Is a wanderer, and bis daughter, Mrs. C. II. Wood, of Carrolltou, Va., has asked tho police to assist In locating him. In a letter to tho chief, Mrs. Wood says she only recently learned of her aged parent's plight. He disappeared from home several years ago and has been mourned ns dead. E. D. Warner, of Lisbon, has presented Common Pleas Judge Warren W. Hole with a gavel, made from the hardwood floor of the former home of Mark A. Hanna in East High street. It was in this house that Mr. Hanna spent his boyhood days. Mr. Warner who made tho gavel, was for over thirty years a brakoman and conductor on the Erie railroad running out of Lisbon until about a year ago, when he was retired on a pension. Judgo Hole wns a second cousin of the late Mr. Hanna. At tho risk of losing his own life In the Sandusky river at Tiffin, Frank Bacon, a miller, plunged into the icy water and saved Clyde Dayton, a 12-ycar-old hoy, from drowning. The thrilling rescuo was mado in the sight of but a few persons. Tho lad was skating on the thin Ico at a place where the water is about ten feet deep, when the ice gave way. Tho boy's cries were heard by Bacon, who plunged Into the river after him. A rope thrown to the pair enabled them to reach shore. The man, as a result of his experience, la now dangerously 111. William J. Keller, a Spanish-American war veteran, 40 years of ago, died from morphine poisoning in the guard house- at the Soldiers' Home In Dayton, In which he was commuted with a comrade named Cavunnugh. Tho latter had been to tbo city with Keller and upon their return to the home both were placed in the guard house. Keller could not sleep nnd Cavanaugh it is claimed, gave him a quantity of morphine, from which he died. Keller was a member of Company E, Seventeenth Infantry. Cavanaugh is still held In the guard house. Clement Roseborough, 13-year-old twin, was accidentally killed at Por-rysville, Richland County, by his 13-year-old cousin, who was playing with a revolver given to an older brother as a Christmas present. Rev. Father Bartemes, pastor of the Catholic church of Amherst, has been placed under arrest and bound over to the grand jury on a warrant sworn out by Mrs. Anna WIeland. She charges that her reputation was attacked by tho priest. Sammy Morgan, of Youngstown, will have to pay Joseph Fresch $1,100 for beating the latter a few weeks ago. Morgan claimed that Fresch threw a snowball at him nnd he thrashed him as a result. A jury returned a verdict. Fresch sued for $3,000. The residence of Miss Bertha Leeds, nn Invalid, living at I.ogerts Corners, a suburb of Sandusky, was burned. Miss Leeds, unable to summon help, was cremated in the fire. Tho floor of the house being burned away, tho body fell Into a cistern underneath, where it was found. The American Tobacco Company has purchased nearly the entire crop of tobacco raised this year In Lorain County, amounting to about CO.000 pounds. The price paid ranges from 12c to loic per pound. A black spaniel, for which Charles Libkenbach, of Sandusky, hud upon several occasions refused offers of $100, was posed for a flashlight photograph recently. When the flash exploded the dog leaped from the pedestal upon which he was sitting, and the next moment dropped dead, evidently from fright. n 1 V V V.. .1 . !h i 1 n-

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