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strength, beauty, service, con
venience ami economy of fuel.
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happens to the plumbing. A pipe
bursts, or a washer wears out. You
you please and still the water comes.
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of a Christmas kind is plenty her?.
Every article in the store is an item.
And there are enough of tlicm to fill
this paper. So come and pick out those
YOU LIKE BEST.
Just as you turn to your favorite
news in the paper. We are afraid,
however, you will find a choice diffi
cult. Everything is so lovely that sel
ection comes slowly. So come early
and take your turn.
Adams Furniture Gom
Uudmrtakmra, Jammmtown. M. O.
That has been our occupation for
"some time, and the result is a fine dis
play of tine Jewelry, Silverware, Cut
Glass, Hand Tainted China, Toilet and
Manicure Goods—most' suitable for
Christmas is close by. Make your
selections early, at the Big Jewelry
A. G. TELLNER,
Jeweler and Optician.
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LIKE AN EARTHQUAKE
HALIFAX, N. 8., SHAKEN BY EX
PLOSION OP POWDER PLANT
TEN MILES DISTANT.
SOME LOSS OF LIFE REPORTED
NUMBER OF WORKMEN ABOUT
THE PREMISES WHEN THE
Halifax, N. S., Dec. 27.—An explo
sion shook the city of Halifax during
the day, the buildings rocking a3 if
affected by an earthquake.
A report from Waverly, ten miles
away, says that the concussion was
caused by the blowing up of the dry
house of the Acadian Powder com
pany near that place.
can stuff all the old ra^s or cement on AUed with thick smoke. McGill
awakened by the smoke, but was un-
It is believed that several lives were
lost. The explosion occurred in the
dryhouse of the plant, which containeu
700 cases of Pellet powder. A number
of workmen were about the premises
before the explosion took place.
In this city many windows were
shattered, many doors of the stores
and shops, locked for the day, were
blown open, while considerable dam
ago was done in other ways by the
shaking of buildings.
OVERCOME BY SMOKE.
Four Men Suffocated in Fires in Phil
Philadelphia, Dec. 27.—Four mcr
•were suffocated and eight other per
sons were rescued from fires in differ
ent parts of the city early in the day.
At a boardinghouse in Wood street,
Charles McCusker, aged forty-four
years James Merr, forty-eight years,
and Joseph McGill, fifty-four years,
died in a trap made by themselves.
Against the wishes and knowledge of
their boardinghouse keeper the three
men took a quantity of whiskey up to
their room. They placed one of the
two beds in the apartment against the
door to prevent interference by the
boardinghouse keeper. After the men
had retired a lighted candle fell from
a mantle on the greasy woolen clothes
of one of the boarders. The clothing
was ignited and the room was soon
able to move the bed from the door
and fell to the floor unconscious. The
boardinghouse keeper discovered the
smoke and when the room was brok
en Into McCusker, McGill and Merr
were found dead.
At 1136 Fairmont avenue Edward
Rathline, aged twenty-five years, was
also suffocated. It is believed that
he set the bed clothes on fire with a
lighted cigar and in trying to leave
the room crawled into a closet by
mistake, where he was found dead.
ICE BOATS IN COLLISION.
Three Persons Killed and Three Others
Syracuse, N. Y., Dec. 27.—Three men
were killed and three more seriously
hurt in a crash of two ice boats speed
ing before a gale of wind at the rate
of fifty miles an hour on Onondaga
lake. The dead are James Clarkson,
Charles Markham and George Todd, all
of this city.
The accident occurred after the first
of the season's regattas of the Onon
daga Lake Ice Yacht club, which at
tracted fully 1,500 persons to the lake.
Over its glary surface a fierce gale
drove the fleet of ice yachts at ex
press train speed. Toward th'e close
of the afternoon the Warner brothers,
with Frank Warner at the tiller, bore
up the lake with the wind abaft, the
Blitz, with Caleb Joss steering, ap
proaching in the opposite direction.
Each craft carried five persons. As
the yachts neared each other it was
seen that a collision would result
should each hold to its course. Then
came the blunder. Each skipper veer
ed in the same direction and again in
the opposite direction. The crash
came in an instant, the yachts plow
ing into each other head-on with such
force that a second later they laid upon
the ice in a tangle of splinters, broken
cordage and insensible bodies.
NINPOS BECOMING RESTIVE.
Want Russian Punished for Murder of
Shanghai, Dec. 27.—The Russian
consul has made no reply to the de
mand of the taotai for the surrender
of the sailor belonging to the Russian
cruiser Askold, who, on Dec. 15, mur
dered a Chinaman as the result of a
dispute of payment for the hire of a
jinricksha. The sailor is still on board
the cruiser, where he was sent by the
consul and where it was understood
he would be tried by courtmartial.
The taotai has applied to the foreign
board at Peking for further instruc
tions. The Ninpo community is be
LIVE BOY IN MORGUE.
Fright of Gloomy Place Said to Have
Ottawa, Ont., Dec. 27.—It is alleged
that. Eric Finley, the five-year-old son
of William Finley, who died at the
isolation hospital lately, was placed
in the morgue before he was really
The little fellow fell from the slab
and crawled to the door of the morgue.
There he set up the cry: "Take me to
daddie, I'm cold. Take me to daddie."
The child was removed from the
morgue and lived for nearly a week.
It is said his death was due to the
fright. The authorities are investi
Fire Follows a Christmas Cele
New York, Dec. 27.—Two women
lost their lives and two other persons
were overcome by smoke in a tire in
Allen street early in the morning. The
fire followed a Christmas celebration
.it^rpw1t ^"5/n '^S
ORGANIC UNION PLANNED.
All Presbyterian Bodies Under Control
of Federal Council.
New York, Dec. 27.—Official an
nouncement is expected this week, ac
cording to the Times, of the details of
the plan whereby it is hoped to bring
all the religious bodies of the United
States having a Presbyterian form of
government into one organization
which, while not providing organic
union, shall afford a basis for co
operative work that has not before ex
isted. The plan prQvides for the or
ganization of a federal council of the
reformed churches in the Uniuu
States of America holding the Presby
The plan of federation, if carried
out, would bring into one organization
the 2,000,000 or more members of
Presbyterian and reformed churches
and will be made public this week in
order that it may be thoroughly dis
cussed and may be acted- upon in the
synods and assemblies of the various
bodies next spring. The aim is to se
cure the approval of th£ various su
preme judiciatories to the'generai plan
and to have the committees continued
and instructed to prepare a definite
plan for adoption a year hencc.
It is provided in the plan, continues
the Times, that the churches joining
the federation shall pres.erve their, in
dividualities on their crESds, forms of
government and worship, and every
right, powe» and jurisdiction not spe
cifically conferred on the federal coun
cil. Representatives of the various
churches in the council shall be regu
lated by the number of communicants
in the affiliated bodies on the basis of
four representatives for each 100,001.
communicants up to 300,000 and four
additional representatives for each
additional 200,000 communicants.
IN THE HANDS OF JAPANESE
ALL RUSSIAN POSITIONS FRONT
ING RIGHT WING OF BESIEG
and artillery are constantly drilling.
The batteries fire blank cartridges for
the purpose of breaking in the horses.
The general military preparations
are enormous. It is planned to give
Field Marshal Oyama a rough total
of 500,000 men, with a heavily in
creased artillery arm, besides increas
ing the defenses of Formosa and the
southern islands in anticipation of the
Russian Second Pacific squadron's at
tempt to seize a base. The port of
Kleeuug, Formosa, has been declared
in a state of siege and other prepara
tions in Formosa and the Pescadores
are progressing. Winter is not inter
fering with the Japanese transport ser
vice. The railroad between Dalny and
Yentai is working well and the running
time between Taotai and Liaoyang is
WILL CARRY MACHINE GUNS.
Japs Equip a Thousand Carts With
Harbin, Dee. 27.—Chinese from the
south say that the Japanese 'have
brought 50,000 Chinese into Southern
Manchuria, but have great difficulty in
feeding them. They also say that ihe
-Japanese have prepared 1,000 four
wheeled cars, with iron shields in
front and on the sides, which are to be
pushed by soldiers, and which are to
carry rapid fire and machine guns.
Some frozen Japanese have been
found in abandoned trenches. There
is the greatest activity in Harbin,
where the Russians are building en
larged baths, churches ar.d a hospital.
SERIOUS CLASH IN POLAND.
Commander of Russian Regiment and
Two Other Men Killed.
Hazom, Russian Poland, Dec. 27.—
After the midnight mass at the Ro
man Catholic cathedral a crowd com
posed of workmen paraded the streets
carrying red flags. The military au
thorities ia trying to disperse it were
received with shots and a serious en
counter followed in which the com
mander of the Twenty-sixth regiment
was killed and a gendarme was wound
ed. One of the demonstrators was
Barber—Does that razor pull, sir?
Customer—Yes, but go ahead. I've been
pretty hard pushed lately, and this'll
even up thlng9 a little.—New Yorker.
A Vorarloal Dlleauaa.
"Did Jones have appendicitis?"
"The doctors disagreed. Some thought
he had money and some thought he
ERS AT PORT ARTHUR.
Tokio, Dec. 27.—The Port Arthur
besiegers occupied Taliuchiatun on
Saturday. It is officially announced
that the whole of the Russian advanc
ed positions in front of the Japanese
light have fallen.
The following report was received
from the besiegers at Port Arthur
"A body of our right wing surpris
ed the enemy at Housanytantun (Hou
sanytanyentao?) and Siafantun, the
latter about six and a half miles north
east of Port Arthur, at 10 o'clock Sat
urday night and occupied the villages,
subsequently dislodging the enemy.
Occupied the whole of Taliuchiatun,
about five miles northwest of Port
Arthur, at 2:55 o'clock this morning.
"Our repeated attacks during the
past few days were uniformly success
ful and now the whole of the enemy's
advanced positions fronting our right
wing are in our hands."
LIVELY SCENES AT TOKIO.
Vast Armies Again Being
Tokio, Dec. 27.—Tokio. is again a
great military camp and the scenes of
last spring, when the first armies
were mobilized and dispatched, are be
ing duplicated. Thousands of recruits
and reservists are assembled, drilling
and equipping preparatory to taking
the field. The permanent and tempor
ary barracks are filled and it is neces
sary to billet the soldiers brought to
the city. Aoyoma field is the center
of activity, where infantry, a\aliy
INCIDENTS OF THE WAR rockefeller
Experiences Along the Railroad
Leading to Harbin.
HEK0ISM OF WOUNDED RUSSIANS
•toiclam Displayed br Soldier With
Handed Foot—How the Injured
Preserve Discipline Even In Field
Hospitals Humorous Incident of
the Battle of Maojranff.
"Back and forth along the railway,
now that there is not much in the way
of active fighting," writes war corre
spondent from Ilarbin, "one meets
many interesting acquaintances, nearly
all of whom have something of inter
est to add to the general story of the
Russo-Japanese war. Coming up the
last time across the Itsun river, I was
put up for the night by the bridge
guard, clever, companionable fellows,
with some very intelligent Chinese as
"There is an iron bridge across the
river, with a cozy little fort at either
end and a boat patrolling the river be
neath to guard against sudden descents
of the Chinese bandits, who are always
on the alert to annoy the lines of com
munication even If they cannot cut
them. But the railway guard is a very
mobile organization and can concen
trate a strong force up or down tlio line
at short notice, while the guard boat
makes the river banks untenable for
"One of the Clilnamcn on guard at
the bridge is a very intelligent fellow
from the southern provinces, anil he
predicts sweeping changes in China
when this war is over. lie does uot
speak as though he regarded Manclm-'
rla as an integral part of China. He
said: 'Whoever wins in this war is go
Ing to take Manchuria, whether it is
Japanese or Russian. China will not
much care. But when the war is over
you are going to see changes in Chi
na's internal economy. There are a
great many of us, especially in the
south, who have studied the question
thoroughly. We know what we want
in the way of Chinese reforms, and we
are going to get them after this war
on the border is out of the way.'
"We have many examples of the
stoicism and devotion of the soldiers
who come under our care. I was at
tending a dying Cossack recently, lie
was in terrible pain. I stopped to ask
frim at the end what message he had
to send to his parents or relatives.
But instead he gave me the number of
his rifle, told me where it was and re
quested that it should, be sent to his
commander. Another soldier limped
in here on foot. He had refused to let
the stretcher men carry him, saying
there were others who needed the
stretchers more. When I examined him
I found his foot mangled beyond hope
of saving. It was amputated within
an hour. Yet he had walked here to
leave a stretcher vacant for some one
"On a promontory high above the It
sun is perched a pretty little Chinese
village, and here is established one of
the neat, clean, compact little zemst
vo hospitals. One of the doctors had
much to say of the wounded, of whom
be has handled hundreds and seen
thousands. 'Curiously enough,' said
he, 'the majority of our wounded are
the head. I attribute this to the
shrapnel bursting in the air. The Jap
anese artillery has been responsible for
the most of our casualties so far. It is
much the most effective arm of the
"In the field hospitals the men are
put twenty-five .in a tent. They pre
serve their discipline even in bed and
elect one of their tent mates, usually
one of the less severely wounded, as
commander. All this is quite independ
ent of the regulations. The wounded
take orders from their tent chief, and
whenever there is a shortage of help
ers, and there usually is, they help the
doctors with the dressing and bandag
ing and also help to get and serve the
"There were some funny incidents at
Llaoyang in spite of the awful nature
of the fight. Some of the officers told
me that the Japanese bad rushed a line
of our trenches not fifty yards down a
hillside and almost underneath our sec
ond line of defense. The two forces
were so close that it was sure death to
expose a head on either side, so the
shooting slackened. Some of our men
began throVing rocks down the hill,
which was safe, easy and incommoding
to the enemy. Suddenly a Japanese
called in Russian: 'What are you doing
up in that trench? Looks as If you had
run out of cartridges.'
"The answer was another volley of
high angle rock fire and the retort: 'If
you think we are out of cartridges,
you'd better come up and see. But
rocks are good enough for you as long
ns you are skulking down there.'
WISCONSIN WOMAN KILLED.
Buggy in Which She Was Riding
Struck by a Train.
Janesville, Wis.. Dec. 27.—While re
turning from a family reunion near
Evansvtlle at night. Mrs. Appel, an
aged woman. Miss Lovell and Frank
Woods were snaiek by a Northwestern
train while dri^hig in a single buggy
and Mrs. Appel was killed. The train
was held an hour and ten minutes
while a search for the body was made.
Block of Buildings ISurnea.
Portal, N. D„ Dec. 27.—Fire at an
early hour destroyed a block of frame
buildings on Front street. The fire
originated from the chimney in A. S.
Ways' bowling and billiard building
aad spread rapidly to the adjacent
wooden structures. One man is miss
lag and is reported to have been
Oil King's Opinion of tin* lloKtoiilnii's
John D. Rockefeller, the oil king, ut
tered his first public opinion on "t'ren
Bled finance" the oilier day in Ihe Fifth
Avenue Baptist church of New York.
He had just entered tin* vestibule when
he met a member of his son's Bible
class, who hud a copy of Mr. Luwson'a
comments on the Standard Oil trust in
his pocket. Mr. Rockefeller's eyes rest
ed upon it.
"I have been reading about •Frenzied
Finance' and wonder how much of it Is
true and how much fiction," said the
Rockefeller placed his hand on the
young man's shoulder and spoke these
words slowly, earnestly, says the New
"It is a good idea to be as careful of
your reading as of your associates.
Some writers create a condition for
which there is no cause, a condition
that may suit their own purpose, a
condition that docs harm to others and
no good to themselves. I remember
when I was a boy I used to drive about
the country and buy wood. One man
was angry because I would not pay
him a good price for a quantity of
punky wood that was almost valueless.
He told some of the other farmers that
had good wood for sale that I was an
injury to their business and it would
be better not to deal with me. They
were sensible men and thought for
themselves, and I bought their wood
from them. The punky wood man was
indulging in 'frenzied finance'—simply
creating dissatisfaction and doing no
Striking Evidence of It Described by
SI me. Urlu.
There are many instances in Japan
of soldiers who have loved their coun
try more passionately even than their
families, says Mme. Uriu, the Japa
nese admiral's wife, in Harper's Bazar.
Americans may think it horrible and
incredible, but we Japanese women
understand the intense feeling of loy
alty which predominates above every
thing in our soldiers' hearts.
In the interior of Japan a young
farmer on the outbreak of war was
suddenly called to the colors. Two
days' preparation was given him to
settle his affairs and to start for To
kyo. His wife had a very young Infant.
The young mother was so overcome
with grief at this unexpected news
that she fainted away and within an
hour died, leaving her husband alone
with the newborn babe. What could
he do with it? Who would care for
such a mite? Feeling that his own life
was forfeit to his country, the poor
man in a frenzy of passionate grief
killed his own child. Of course the law
had to step in, and he had to be tried
for murder. A merciful jury acquitted
him on the ground of emotional in
ODD PHILADELPHIA DINNER.
Walters Dlssulsed as Santa Clauses.
Toys Before Each Plate.
In an artificial forest bower the
Kindergarten club of the Union League
in Philadelphia gave its annual dinner
at the clubhouse the other night, with
the newly elected officers as its guests,
says the New York Times. The walls
could not be seen for trees and other
woodland growths. Hogs, deer, lions,
tigers, bears and horses' heads peeped
between the branches.
Before each plate were toys. Scatter
ed about were jackstraws, building
blocks, tin wagons, tenpins, tin horses,
tin soldiers, lions and, in fact, every
kind of toy that would delight the heart
of a child. Behind the toastmaster's
chair was a huge chimney, out of
which peered Santa Claus, smiling
cheerfully and smoking a large pipe.
After the dinner bad been served by
waiters disguised as Santa Clauses,
topical verses having been sung be
tween the courses, the toastmaster
made presentations of toys emblematic
of the failings and fads of the guests.
A Cullfornlii Professor Perfectiwc
Apparatus to Answer Questions.
Professor Charles H. Rieber of the
University of California is perfecting
a logic machine that will answer syl
logistic propositions as fast as propos
ed, says a special dispatch from San
Ilis machine is said to be an im
provement on that of Stanley Jevons,
the English logician. It will follow
what logicians know ns "circle nota
tion," wherein all premises having sep
arate symbols and conclusions are pro
duced by a combination of these sym
Professor Rieber has designed a ma
chine something like an adding ma
chine, which by the manipulation of
circles and electric lights will, when
the proper keys are pressed down,
throw into relief all formulae that are
possible answers to logical questions
without the chance of an error.
Adnil'rnl' Dpwoy'n Own Story.
As early as 9 o'clock Admiral Dewey
walks into his office in the Mills build
ing at Washington, diagonally across
from the navy department, sits down
at his desk and gets to work with the
same precision that he might use if
still aboard the Olympia, says a writer
In the National Magazine. In the cor
ner opposite his desk is a cedar chest
which was made for the admiral in
Manila. lie pointed to it and said:
In that chest will bo found the real
records of the battle of Manila, never
yet published. I hope to prepare them
for publication and that they will be
made public after my death."
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Will open its 15th year of Educational
work on Tuesday, September 6th, 1901.
The Elementary Department offers 1
course in the regular Grammar Grades.
The Academic Course may be com
pleted In four years. In this course are
comprised Latin, German, Mathematics,
Science, History and .English Literature.
The Department of Musk is conduct
ed on the plan of the best Classical Con
eervatories. The Piano Department is
under the personal direction of Mr. W.
M. Crosse, of Lelpsig, Berlin. ThePro
feasor examines and classifies the pupils,
and at regular periods takes note of
their prngr ss. criticises their work, and
makes merited promotions.
I Lessons are given on the Piano,^Violin,
Mandolin and Guitar.
Address the Directors,
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imeitown, N. Dak,
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