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Started in Bedell's Store and
Consumed Double Two
Hiilldings ami Stocks Heavily Insured
Stevenson Loses 81,500 Clias.
Kiuick Loses Homo.
Dr. P. 13. Waugh discovered smoko
and flames In Iho mlddlo of Bedell
ttros.' dry-goods storo at lli.lO Sun
day night and promptly turned In an
alarm. Tho nature of tlio quick flro
and tho fact that .two hydrants wore
frozen up permitted tho flames to gain
a start and before tho lire was out $20
000 worth of property had gone up in
Everything polnW to the fire having
started from an ovcr-hoated stovo In
tho Grand Loader. Tho stovo was in
tho middle of tho room, toward tho
roar and tho llames easily and quickly
spread to tho counters and soon gain
ed a powerful hoadway. Tho fire de
partment had but half a block to run
and quickly connectod a lino of hoso
with tho hydrant at Kvans ttros. ' cor
ner, within fifty feet of tho burning
building. After all was ready It was
dlseovored that tho hydrant was frozen
up. Then another lino was quickly
laid from tho hydrant at tho court
houso corccr and In duo time It was
discovered to bo frozen. So It was
twenty minutes or more after tho de
partment arrived boforo a drop of
waicr was avauaoio mis was se
cured by connecting with thoj hydrant
on Coutant's corner a block west.
But tho flro had not been delayed.
It had sproad throughout tho long
building and burst In llorco rago from
tho front, licking eagerly at tho uppor
floors. Expecting to Dght inside, the
lire boys had attached tho now spray
ing nozzle, and it provedjunflt forjtho
long-distanco work at hand. Tho
scattering stroam seemed but to add to
tho flames. Tho extra hoso was gather
ed ud and connoctcd at Broadway, on
South street, and another llno.of water
played on tho rear of the building.
This, with tho old nozzle, did most
eflectlvo work and was all that pre
vented tbo Ilamos from quickly em
bracing Ramsay's storo. Tho roof did
catch repoatedly. but tho boys prompt
ly put out tho lire.
Prom tho Bedoll storo to W. B.
Heed's barbor shop only a wooden
partition Intervened and the flames
burst through all along the length of
tho building and tho barber shopjwas
soon allro on both floors. Tho front
of Ramsay's storo -and tho front of
Evans Bros.' repeatedly caught but
tho flames werechecked by the streams
of water. Tho double building finally
collapsed and tho streams were played
on tho smouldering ruins until no
danger longer existed. At several
places along tho roof tho Evans build
ing caught lire, and II. T. Evans
scampered about tho roof boating out
tho flames. An hour after tho tire was
thought to bo out flames burst forth
in tho roof and tho tiro boys left their
dinner at tho Our Way restaurant to
fight tho llro over. By ascending to
tho roof thoy followed tho fire where
It had crawled clear across the roof
along tho rafters and put it out.
For half an hour it seemed that tho
ontlro block was certain to go, and
people began moving out goods, but
tho flro walls hold firm. Ono tier of
brick on tho Ramsay storo fell. This
building is owned by Dr. W. S. Hend
ricks and it had a narrow escape. Tho
Evans building 1b protected by an
oightcon inch stono wall and tho wall
stopped tho flro. Of course there was
criticism of tho flro department. It
was blamed for freezing up tho hyd
rants and because tho spray nozzlo did
not immediately put out ono of the
fiercest ilros that Iola has had for
.years. But tho boys In truth worked
nobly and saved tho block. Under all
tho handicaps which impeded them
their work Is to bo praised.
The lossos are hard to ascertain with
certainty. Tho damage to Evans
Bros.' building will necessitate a now
roof and perhaps considerable repairs
of tho wall. Water flooded tho collar
and ran down In tho store, damaging
tho goods somewhat, whllo smdke
addod to tho Injury. Dr. Chastaln,
Justico Hough, I. II. Kasobeor and Dr.
Waugh had olllcos up stairs. Tnoir
lossos aro trilling, being chiefly caused
by smoke, and a llttlo water.
Evans carrlod more than onough In
surance to cover tho loss of $1,000
stock and tho unestlmated damago to
tho building. Tholr insuranco was
scattered as follows: 51,000 on stock
in tho Queon; $1,000 on stock in tho
National; $2,000 on building in Hart
ford and London, Liverpool and
Globe; $1,000 on building in Pennsyl
vania. Bedoll Brothers lost everything ox
copt tho papors In tholr safo. Thoy
iBtlmato tholr loss at $i:i,000 as 'thoy
had a hoavy stock. On this thoy car
ried S11.000 Insuranco as follows:
Westchester $2,000; Germanla $2,000;
National 82,000; Phoonlx of Brooklyn
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For Burns, Cuts, Sprains and
CAUTIONI Witch Hazel Is nut
POND'S HXTKACT. Insist upon iGt""
im POND'S BXTKACT, solJl ,ln
sealed bottles, bud wrappers.
82,000; Western Underwriters SI, 000;
Imperial and Provldenco $2,000
Their jewelry department thev re
cently sold Got! it Loellcr, which Arm
on Saturday moved part of tho stock
and tho safo to tholr new location on
tho west sldo with W. II. Rickotts.
Thoy estlmato tholr loss at from 8800
to 81200 and had $1.1000 insuranco in
W. B-Rccd lost everything but had
81,000 insuranco in tho Homo Insur
anco company which will noarly cover
his loss. f
R. B. Stevenson owned tho double
building which burned and ho had but
81,000, Insuranco, which was divided
between tho Hartford and tho Hanover
companies. It will cost him $.1,000 to
replace the buildings.
Uamsays loss was nominal. " A
window of shoes was dampened and
water ran tho sldo wall in ono place,
somowhat Injuring tho goods closo by.
But tho damage is astonishingly
slight. C. S. Hitter, over this storo
suffered about $50 by tho wetting of
his law books.
Tho severest loss of tho whole lire
was sullored by Chas. Rarlck, tho
photographer, who had rented tho en
tiro uppor floors of tho Stevenson
building. Ho had his gallory In ono
pact and his living rooms in another.
When ho heard tho flro alarm ho
barely had tlrao to get his wifo and
little boy safoly out of tho building
and remove a quilt or two in which
they were wrapped. Ho also saved a
trunk of clothes, Jbut lost everything
else and carrlod no insurance-
Tho somo block suffered a flro in
1891 when the flames broko out noxt tho
A. W. Beck building and swept every
thing clean to Evans cornor and then
south, consuming fourteen buUdlngs.
Tho RfXJiSTKii ofilco at that timo went
with tho rest as It was located ovor
tho drug storo.
Tho loss Is a sovero ono fires al
ways make a sovore loss. But viowed
In every light tho consoling thought
comes that It might so easily havo
been far worse. In a general way tho
wiso business men carried full flro In
surance and Mr. Steveusou has al
ready announced that he will robutld
at once. Bedoll Bros, havo tho re
fusal of tho now building and Iola
will rise from the flames as sho always
Death of 31 r.. J. It. Criglcr.
Death camo to tho relief of Mr. J.
It. Crlgler, of 312 north Sycamore
street at 4 o'clock Saturday. Tho
funeral was hold from tho United
Brethren church Sunday afternoon
at II o'clock, Rev. Dr. Shadwick of
ficiating. Mr. Crlgler Is ono of tho old res
idents of Iola, having lived here for
twenty years or more. In an early
day ho was engagod In the harness nad
saddlery business, but retired qulto'lu
number of yoars ago. Ho was a very
largo man and suffered from dropsy
and heart trouble, which was tho cause
of his death. About three years ago
whllo down town ho slipped and fell
hoavlly on an ley pavement on tho
south sldo of tho squaro and was bed
fast for noarly a yoar. Ho sullored
groatly during tho closing yoars of
his life and death camo as a releaso to
hlra. Mr. Crip lor was seventy-six
yoars old at thotlmo of hU death and
was a just, good man, living a
Christian life moro nearly than tho
majority of men.
John R. Crlgler was born In Fay
ette county, Indiana, September 20,
182(1. Ho was married in 1848 to
Martha Connor, who died In 1881. Tho
following yoar ho married Miss R. S.
Maylleld, who survives him. Mr.
Crlgler camo to Kansas In 1877 and
spent most of his life since in Iola.
Ho Recommends Chamberlain's Cough
"I havo used Chamberlain's Couirh
Remedy for a number of years and
havo no hesitancy in sayinc that It Is
tho host remedy for coughs, colds and
croup I have ovor used In my family.
I-have not words to oxprcss my confi
dence In this romody. Mrs. J. A.
Monro. Morth Star. Mirth. TiYn onl
by W. L. Crabb & Co., Campboll &
lie An Immune.
As by vaccination you may become
Immune or safo from smallpox, so by
taking Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Popsln
you will becomo Immune from consti
pation, biliousness, dyspepsia, and
rll stomuch and bowel troubles, fiOo
and $1.00 bottles. Klnno & Son, Mo
ran; W. J. Waters & Co., Lallarpo,
and C. B, Spencer, Iola.
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Extend Kmiston's Leave
Tho Kansas City Star of Sunday
mado the following report of Goneral
Funston's Improvement: "Genoral
Funston's condition has 'Improved so
rapidly that he has given positive as
surances that ho will review the Third
regiment at Convention hall tho night
of February 18. Ho will review tho
regiment from a box. After tho re
view he will attend a banquet to bo
given to tho olllcers and out of town
Dr. Robinson, Genoral Funston's,
physician, will forward a certificate to
tbo War department Monday stating
Genoral Funston's physical condition
and requesting that General.Funstou's
leave of absonco bo extended three
months. Undor tho present order
General Funston should leavo for tho
Philippines March 10. It Is known
that General Funston Is sulTering se
verely from tho strain of a long and
arduous service in tho Philippines.
"General Funston cannot recover
his full normal strength under six
months," said Dr. Robiuson this
morning. "Ho should havo compara
tive quiot for somo months yot. Ho
could do duty In some capacity In this
country, but in his present condition
It might causio him a serious Injury to
bo returned to tho Philippines."
YOU KNO VV W1I AT Y OU ARK TAKING
When you tnko Grove's Tasteles
Chill Tonio becauso tho formula is
plainly printed on overy bottlo show
you that it issimplylron and Qulnw
a tasteless form. No Cure, No Pay
Speaking of "Speaking."
A Washington dispatch to tho
papors on Wednesday, January 5,
had this to say of the editor of tho
"In tho closo of tho goneral dobato
of the oleomargarine bill In tho
Houso this afternoon, Congressman
Charlos Scott ofKansasmadoa strong
speech In support of tho substitute
measure offered by tho minority. In
this his maiden spoech, Mr. Scott
mado ono of tho best arguments on
this quostton heard in Congress this
Ho spoko for nearly an hour and at
tho closo of his efforts recolved tho
compliments of hearty applause and
congratulations by many members,"
And tho all-wiso Topics man of tho
Kansas City Journal follows it up
Thursday with this opinion:
"Tho papors aro all talking about
tho "maidon" speech just mado by
Charley Scott In congress. As a mat
ter of fact, tho maidon speech of Char
oy Scott was mado nine years ago
ast Juno. It was in a parlor at Iola,
and ho got up awkwardly fromachalr,
pulling a tidy and half tho books
on the parlor taulo to tho
floor, after which ho got down on ono
kneo boforo a sofa which stood bo
teen tho whatnot and tho piano, and
asked Miss May Bovard Ewlng if sho
would have him. And tho cordiality
with which his pororatlon was recolved
on that occasion makes oven tho flat
tering reception which was accorded
his efforts in congress tho other day
appear liko a frost."
IOC Li NEWS
Born to Mr. and M7s. James Hamil
ton, 024 Vino street, a boy. .
Prlmo old process linseed oil meal,
guaranteed strictly puroatClalborno's
In tho dally pension list appears
tho nanio of II. Johnson, of Havon
bimg, who is granted a pension of $10
Leigh Hunt, superintendent of the
Cement Works started Friday to Now
Mexico, California anU Arizona whern
ho goes In tho hopos of benefitting his
Miko Miller and tho Allen County
Investment Company aro fitting up
handsomo rooms In the rear of tho
American Racket In tho Bartols build
ing and will soon move down to the
Miss Frances Barkor
week from Lawrenco
with her sister, Mrs. C.
for a visit
Miss Barkor has visited
and has numerous frionds who aro
always glad to seo her.
After a considerable wrangling
Lawrenco has decided to build her
new $80,000 court houso on a freo sito
given by J. B. Watklns, a banker
who wants It on tho south end of tho
buslnoss street near his bank.
Tho Hanta Fo Is said to bo contemp
lating nnothor chango in timo on tho
Southorn Kansas. Along with this
change It is said Ottawa will practi
cally bo discontinued as a division
point and Chnnuto mado tho llrst
division south of Ottawa.
Friday's Chorryvalo Clarion said:
F. Dldayard and family loft today for
Iola wiero thoy expect to mako their
futuro homo. C. J. Brayno, of
Iola, spont last night in tho city.
D. B. D. Smoltzor, of Iola, was regis
tered at tho Logan last night.
A Chanuto man says the Dickey
Clay Works Is positively and deflnlte
lylocated at Chanuto. Thoro can bo
no mistake A Chorryvalojman says
a man in that town has a contract to
supply Mr. DIckoy with fgas for his
big plant. No mistake. Whnr. ,ln
you think of that?
Students of Kansas University aud
Baker University aro soon.tn hnm n
go on the quoston: Resolved, That a
permanent income tax would form a
desirable part of our Federal system
of Taxation." Bakor has tho noga
tlvo and ono of hor throo roprosenta-
uves is iiaipn Plckoll of Humboldt.
Word from Osawatomlo says that
Rev. and Mrs. John Leonard are find
ing tholr now homo vory congenial.
Both aro winning many friends and
tho Presbyterian church Is thriving
undor tho popular managemont of
Rev. Loonard. They nro soon to en
joy tho uso of a nice now parsonage.
Luto Ziko received a painful Injury
at tho cement plant Saturday. He
was working In Section 1 with ono of
tho rotarles and In somo way his fin
ger got caught in a clutch of a line
shaft and was torn and mangled somo
what. Ho thinks there is llttlo dan
ger of losing it and wanted to return
to work noxt day.
Tho suit of tho heirs of Mrs. J. E.
Thorpe against tho Bankers' LIfo In
suranco Company, has beon com
promised. Mrs. Thorpo carried a
$2,000 policy in an order which tho
Bankers' Union absorbed. When sho
died tho Union wanted to pay tho
S2.000 policy for S150. Suit was be
gun and thocompany hascomnromlsp.l
Several years ago tho Moran young
peoplo organized a club known as tho
"Homo Cotorlo," It has flourished
with ago and ovory year tho club givos
a big banquet. Last Friday! was an
anniversary and tho following mem-
oers irom Hero wont over to attend.
E. W. Myler and wife, Aldo Funston
and wife and Miss Corn.
Tho union labor imen of Iola aro
looking for a sjto on which to build a
union labor hall. Tho building plan
ned will bo 50x120 with basement. Tho
lower part will be rented out for storo
rooms and tho upper storv will be
used as a hall. It will !bo an un.tn.
date building throughout with bath
rooms, club rooms, etc.. andlwillbe a
credit to tho city and to tho men who
Tho Imprint, of Garden Cltv. tells
how a Flnnoy farmer produced a good
oacon nog. "He took anjold sow and
put her In a closo pen.lfeedlne- hor one
day all tho alfalfa sho culd oat, and
tuo noxt day giving hor only water.
In six weeks ha killed tho sow. and tho
sides measurod four lnchos in thick
ness, being interspersed with forty-two
stroaks of altornatlngi;fat and loan,
representing tho fast and foast days."
Topeka Capital: Thoro is a rumor
out in political circles that an attempt
may bo mado to dofoat D. W. FInnov
of Neosho Falls for ro-olcction as a
member of tho Stato. Board of Rail-
oad Commissioners. It Is said that
R. R. Reos of Minneapolis will proba
bly no a candidate for tho placo. Roes
was an applicant for a nlaco on tho
board a yoar ago, when it was organ
ized, but wasdofoated. Flnnov's term
expires next month' and tho term of
his succossor will bo three years. Th
salary attached to tho olllco is $2,500 a
yoar. Tho commissioners aro olected
by tho Stato executive council.
Corn chop delivered to all parts of
he city ut tfl.40 per 100 pounds. Tak
pu at tho mill $1.35 per 100 pounds.
Claiborne's mill, Phono 11)5.
A team of horses, threo or four yqars
old, for farm purposes, also six two
year old steers, wanted by J. F. Lust,
.wo miles noi'th and threo eastof Iola.
Married at tho restdonco of tho
brldo's mother, 423 north Cottonwool
street Thursday at 8 o'clock, Louis
Wetzel and Isahollo Coats. F. M.
At her Invitation quite a crowd of
fola people took a trolley rido last
week out to tho homo of Miss Sadie
Travis, northeast of Gas City and
spent tho ovcnlng very agreeably.
Tho meat market of Otto Krueger
and Sons has passed Into tho hands of
Mr. W. J. Arb, who camo hero re
cently and lives at 204 north Colborn
street. Mr. Arb Is an experienced
man at tho business and expects to
hold tho old trado and win now cus
tomers. Louis Krueger will remain
with tho now Arm for tho present at
At ono of tho Gas City' smokers
Tuesday morning, Chas. Cox, an em
ployo, whllo working in tho pottery
room, stopped Into the "retort mill,"
a sort of hopper where machinery
works tho clay forthp retorts Into a lino
"dough." Ono of tho cast iron knivos
struck his foot across tho instep noar
ly severing two toos and giving him a
lame foot that will lay him up for
Indopendenco Reporter: Tho gas
was decidedly shy this morning and
although tho brick plant was promptly
shut off tho pressuro in town was not
increased on that account, indicating
that somewhero on tho lines tho mains
nro froen up. Tho company started
men out early this morning equipped
with wood alcohol to clean out tho
pipes, and thought that they would
becuro a full flow of gas beforo night.
The city schools aro closed becauso
tho school rooms could not bo kopt
Mr. Gregg, an attorney from Pitts
burg who camo horo recently to
press Capt. Waito's claim against tbo
city council, says that part of the elec
tric railway mentioned in yesterday's
Register will bo built. Work will
begin at Pittsburg and lines bo built
out to somo of tho mining towns.
Whother tho inter-urban linos mon
tlon in the charter aro over built is a
very different proposition. When
men got a charter thoy usually get one
that will cover a multitude of plans.
At tho opera houso Thursday "Two
Married Mon" performed in tho pres
ence of one of the largest audiences
that ever packed tho houso. From tho
foot lights to the top of the back wall
people wero packed, expecting to seo
a good show. At fifty cents each tho
houso represented closo to $300. The
show noarly looked Jllko S300 it
looked like $000.30. No plot wus vis
Iblo aud fow plotters. It was a whoop
and a hurrah, poor jokes, cracked
voices and tiresome dialogues. One
married man a hen-pecked old Idiot of
sporting proclivities. Tho other was
a sport whoso wifo adored him but who
was indifferent to her. A few good
specialties In somo way got mixed up
in tho program, but otherwise it was
dull throughout. Several familiar
facos wero on tho stage, Thoro seems
to bo a bunch of "comedians" who
play here, go with tho troupo to
Plqua, got ditched and como back with
tho noxt troupe, play hero and go to
Colony whero thoy aro ditched until
tho next troupo comos along. A
chango would bo appreciated.
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and that alarming complaint, croup.
Wo refer to Chamberlain's Couirh
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good results in our family so long
that It has become a household neces
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