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All Records Are Broken at
CAUSE OF THE ADVANCE.
Torrens Law is Unconstitu
tional. Miss French's Summer Home
Chicago, 111., Not. 9. Wheat
broke all records this morning bj
Belling at 8C J cents for December. 2
cents higher than Saturday. The
advance was due to threatened crop
damage in Argentine, and the ru
mor ct unsatisfactory fall seeding
in Russia and Franca and better
Torrcn'a Law Unconstitutional.
Ottawa. 111., Nov. 9. The su
preme court of the state has filed an
opinion holding the Torrens land ti
tle act. pissed by state legislature,
to facilate land transfers, unconstitu
tional. Mls French's Summer Horn Uona.
Little Rock, Ark.. Not. 9. The
country home at Clover Bend. Law
rence county, of Miss Alice French,
the well known Davenport authoress,
who writes under the name of "0
tave Thanet," was burned at soon.
A valuable library was destroyed.
Starving Mm Steal Grain.
Bombay, Nov. 9. Serions rioting
occurred yesterday at Sholapur. Five
thousand men looted 1,500 bags of
grain. The police were compelled
to fire on the mob, killing four and
wounding six. Further outbreak is
feared as Sholapur is one of the
worst famine tracts of the presi
dency. Kr ported Lusa at Sea.
Buffalo, N. Y., Nov. 9 It is re
ported that the schooner, Sonors,
was wrecked in Thursday's storm off
Point Albino. Capt. James Bucklcv
and four of the crew were drowned.
The Prix right Again.
Johnneiburg, S. A., Nor. 9. la a
prize light between Joe Goddard,
the Australian heavy weight, and
Denver Ed" Smith, Colorado, God
dard won in four rounds.
W.jlar Take ths Flelif.
Havana, Nov. 9. Capt. Gen. Wey
ler has taken the field in person
against the insurgents under Maceo
in Pinar del Rio.
Kiitnnlu)' Coltrgr r oot ball f;a:nrs.
Chit ago, Nov. 3. Following is the
football record for colli parties Satur
day: At Minneapolis Mirhlpan 6,
Minnesota 4; at Providence. It. I. Yale
Hi, Itrown 6: at Williamstown. Mass.
Amherst 6; Williams4:at Madison. Wis.
Chleapo 0. Wisconsin 24; at Can!ridffe.
Mass. Princeton 12. Harvard 0; at
Philadelphia Carlisle Indians 0. Penn
InttlHiiH Miotic for MrKinlrr.
Pender. Nel.. Nov. . The Winn-hafto
Indians in Thurston r-ounly. like all
Ile)iilleans, have urmvn fnthiisiastie
over the election returns and levelled
In a Korsreous feast and Indian tlame
on the reservation Saturday ni;;ht.
Many were in Pender Inlying MeKin
ley and llobart buttons to eeietirate
AVeft-rt TaLrs Two World's Kri-ortls.
Washington. Nov. !. A red letter
chapter i" the history of amateur
athletics was written In Jeoreulow n
Saturday lv Hernard J. Wefers. who
neat two world's records for l"4) and
Smi yards. The first was mad;- in the
thikii k.il'le time of 9 .1-5 seconds and
the second ill ."50 2-5 rfconds.
Mi Willanl Home from Kurnne.
New York. Nov. 9. Miss Frances K.
M 'ill. ml ami Mir.s Anna A. tSordun has
arrived liv the steamship St. Paul, and
started fur St. I.ouis. where she will
preside over the annual meetinr; of the
National Christian Temperance I'nion,
convening there on Nov. 13.
Iowa I.rgMnture Called In Extra Srmion.
TVs Moines. Nov. 9. Governor Drake
Fat unlay issued the call for the meet
ing of iilt. legislature In extra session
Jim. It to recodify the laws of the state
rnl to make provision for certain state
liul. unions damaged by fire.
Not Eeonsh Biases.
The r.nincsical manager who protest
cil v.-hen ho fennd a performer in his
orchestra liMiiig his bow during a rest,
savins to him. "I don't puy yon to
rest!" was tho same one who, ou an
other occasicu. was superintending the
arrangement cf some performers who
w ere rcprescntiUK allegorical characters.
Hero in front," said the author of
the picco which was to be given, "we
Vill put the nine tunseg.'
"Nino muses!" exclaimed the (treat
manager- rontetnr-tunosly. "Xine maws
would look well in that great spac,
wouldn't they? We will nave JJ
muses !" Youth's Companion.
The Cist cf the modern bank notes
were mado in China about the vear 1000
Decision That Bits the Western Electric
Bight Where It Una.
Chicago, Nov. 9. All but one of the
props which have sustained the West-
1 ern Electric company's monopoly of
the telephone was knocked out Saturday
In the I'nited States circuit court by the
Western Telephone Construction com
pany. To the surprise of the former
corporation evidence was presented to
Judge Show alter proving that Its
claim to a. patent covering all forms of
telephone switch circuit changing ap
paratus was without foundation. The
evidence was so conclusive that It was
admitted without contest, and an order
waa entered by the court which prob
ably foreshadows an early termination
of the preat telephone war.
One result of the discovery will be
the lessening of the cost of telephones
to all manufacturers by at least $1 on
each instrument, this being the sum,
it is said, which has lieen charged up
on each telephone to meet the costs of
litigation with the Western Electric
company. Another result will be shown
in large Investments in the telephone
business, capital having been wary of
this particular field since it became a
legal rattle ground. Still another and
more lir.port.rt resc't will be the re
moval cf any further excuse for the
larse royalties which Lave been paid
by the public. How rot.n these bene
fits will reach the oui.lic is another
WILL NOT RECOGNIZE JOHNSON.
Santa Fe ClffirinU Outline Their Fight
Against tlie Receivership.
Topeka, Kas.. Nov. 9. Charles F.
Johnson, who wa3 appointed receiver
of the Santa Fe property In Kansas
by Ju-.lse Myers, of the state district
court, last week will qualify as re
ceiver today, and it is supposed he
will then serve notice on the Santa
Fe ofTiclals here and demand possession
of the property. The officials of the
railroad will refuse to recognize him
as receiver, and the attorneys of the
corporation will go at once to Oska
lcosa and file a motion with Judge
Myers to vacate the order.
Should he refuse to vacate his order,
as he probably will. Judee Foster, nf th.
t'nited States circuit court, will be asked
for a writ prohibiting the state court
from interfering with the property of
the company. It is maintained by the
Santa Ft: people that the United States
court, under the former receivership
proceedings, still has sufficient hold
on the Santa Fe to warrant Its inter
ference in the present proceeding in
the state court.
RESUMPTION AT THE IRON MINES
Several on the Mrsnha Range to Be Oper
ated with Full Force.
Cleveland, Nov. 9. Frank Rocke
feller has gone to the Lake Superior
iron mining district to arrange for an
Immediate resumption of work in all
departments of his extensive mining
interests there. Among the Iron mines
which will be operated full force and
full time are the Franklin. Bessemer
Nos. 1 and 2, anil Victoria on the Mesaba
range; the Zenith on the Vermillion
range and the Atlantic and Pence on
the (lOgebic range.
These mines have been closed for
several months, and the resumption of
operations will give employment to
about 1.500 men. It I also expected
that within the next few days orders
will also le given for a resumption
of work at all the mines controlled
by John D. Rockefeller, and which give
employment to even a greater number
of men than those owned by his
" KATIE KISSED ME WHEN WE MET."
Incident That Is Alleged to Hare Occurred
at New York City.
New York, Nov. 9. Clad in a checked
suit of Scotch cheviot Howard Gould
waited on the pier for the St. Paul an hour
tieforo th! big liner appeared. Ho was
there to moot Miss Katherine Clemmons,
the actress. As the steamer came in Miss
Clemmons was leaning over the rail, wav
ing a small blue-borderod handkerchief.
and Oould responded with energetic wav
ing of hiii hat.
She was one of the first to run down the
gangplank, and rushed into young Gould's
arms. They embraced and kissed on tho
dock and left together. Gould is Jay
Gould's youngest bou and has an income
of fi.(X a day.
WILL BE THE DEATH OF FIVE.
Boiler F.xplosion Kills Twro and Fatally
Ashland. Pa.. Nov. 9. Two persons
were killed and three fatally injured
by the explosion of one of the twenty
four boilers at the Centralis coliery.
Centralis. The dead are John Uo
vitze and Andrew Munnck. The fatally
Injured are Michael Kulick. John Sten
shok and Mathias Lesher. There
are no hopes for their recovery, they
being bad'.y mangled and bruised. The
cause cf the explosion Is unknown.
Rays the " HIc Fellows- Will V1H
Dallns, Tex., Nov. I)an Stuart has
inirmuinc cut irom California after
an absent., of four months in the mining
states and coast country. He said to an
Associated lVess reporter: "The big fel
lows Corbott, n 1 v..,.,; ,,.
,come together next year. Yea. I have
' 11 lilULI win
iounu a piace where the gladiators can
meet end settle for all time which one is
the champion pugilist of the world. The
fitrht will he nnlle-t nfT in jt..i
i - unrr or
J March. HOT, and It will be a fight 'to a
Free-Th inkers to Meet at Chicago.
Chicago. Nov. 9. Noted Free-Think
ers of Europe and America will meet
In this city Nov. 13. 14 and 15. at Cen
tral Music hall. McVicker's theatre, and
Washington hail, .0 Adams street.
Saltan Heats M. Hanotans.
T-nndon. Nov. 9. Sitecial disnatehM
to the morning papers from Constanti
nople all agree that the sultan has
oeen mucn penuroea oy tne speech
made by M. Hanotaux. the French
minister of foreign affairs.
v Other bar found health, ritr
and vitality in Hood's Sarespati"la,
and It sural? baa power to help rou.
jWhT not try it?
Visit oflEx-Consul General . Will
iams to Spain's Capital.
SE5T THERE BY TEE FBESIDEHT,
So His Friends Brlb-Tr, on Important Bswi.
Bess Connected with the Cuban Inaarrec
tloa Proposition for the Kebrls Boy
t aba, I'nclc Sin fioannteeing the Pay
ment of the Price Loyalists at Harass
Send Comfort to Canovas.
New York, Nov. 9. The Morning
Advertiser says: It was reported In
this city yesterday that the ex-consul
geneal to Havana. Ramon O. Williams,
might be expected here from Europe
In about ten days. Although the fact
of Williams' presence in Spain escaped
the vigilance of the newspaper corre
spondents in the Spanish capital it Is
nevertheless true that he has been In
Madrid for three weeks past, and in
the immediate circle of his family It
was announced that he was to leave
for New York by one of the North
German liners on Saturday last. While
the fact cannot, for obvious reasons,
be definitely learned, it is generally
believed by his personal friends that
Williams' visit to Madrid has been
made as an agent of the United States,
with the view of making some ar
rangement by which a peaceful solu
tion of the Cuban question might be
Ills I rieudl in Ignorance.
On returning from Havana Williams
spent some time In Washington, where
he had several lengthy interviews
with President Cleveland and Secre
tary Oiney. He then left for Europe,
sailing on Sept. 8. it being generally
supposed that his trip was taken for
rest and In the interest of his health.
He first visited England, and then
crossed over to France, and as it now
transpires proceeded thence to Madrid,
where he has for a little over three
weeks. Members of his family seen
yesterday at his residence In Brooklyn
asserted that they knew of no other
reason for Williams' visit to Europe
than to improve his health, which has
lieen injuriously affected by his resi
dence in Cuba.
I'nclc Sam to tiuarantee'i-aymrnr.
Some close personal friends of the ex-
consul general, however, made no secret
of their belief that his mission to Spain
was to sound the Spanish government,
and in conjunction with Minister Tay
lor to endeavor to procure a friendly
settlement of the difficulties with
Cuba. It was even stated that Mr.
Williams was authorized to favor
negotiations by which the purchase of
the island by the Cubans might be
arranged on the understanding that
the I'nited States would guarantee the
payments to the mother country. It
will be recalled that this was sub
stantially the basis of arrangement
proposed by General Grant at the time
of Spain's last war with her colony.
SENT COMFORT TO CAXOVAS.
Committee of the National Defense in Cuba
Thinks the Rebels Whipped.
Havana, Nov. 9. Yesterday a meet
ing was held at the governor's palace
of representatives of the fnion Con
stitutional, the Marquis of Apezteguia,
the Marquis of Tinar del Rio and
Mayor Antonio Quesada; the
Autonomists Galvez. Monotoro and
Ceuto, and the Reformists Rebel, Se
gueundo and Alvarez. The following
cable dispatch was addressed to Senor
Canovas de Castillo, the Spanish
"The constituted committee of Na
tional refence of the island, under the
presidency of General Weyler, have the
honor to greet your excellency and of
fer to aid in the contitutional support
toward the triumph of the national as
piration In the Island which is fore
shadowed by the definite triumph of
our arms over the odious reliellion
which Is devastating the Istand and
compromising the civilization acquired
under the SpanLh banner."
After sending the message to Senor
Canovas the Committee of National
Defence paid a visit to Captain Gener
al Weyler. who applauded their act
and said that he considered it Impor
tant for Spain. The congratulations
tendered by the united parties, he said,
was important as indicating the pa
triotic union of purposes amongst
them. The Spanish casino at Cienfue-
gos has telegraphed to General Weyler
assurances of support and congratula
tions upon the success of the cam
paign. The telegram says that great
enthusiasm prevails at Cienfuegos and
that a patriotic subscription is under
way to aid in the Increase of the navy.
Real Estate Values at London.
London. Nov. 9. The value of rent.
dent property in Ixwdon is exemplified
by the award or ..'60.000 J1. 300.000)
given to Lord Portman for fourteen
acres of ground acquired by the new
Manchester and Sheffield railroad for
a site upon which to build a station
and hotel, etc. The property adjoins
forty-six acres of the Eyre estate, for
which the same railroad was com
pelled to pay over 300.0i0 $1, 500.00).
I)igntrl with His Country.
Milwaukee Nov. ft Fred W. Burke,
who bet his citizenship on Bryan and lost,
says he will go to Cuba as soon as be can
arrange his affairs. He stys there is no
country that is worse off than the United
States, and he will be the gainer wherever
he goes. He has until Jan. 1 to get away.
Chairman Jones Welcomed Home.
Hope. Ark.. Nov. . Chairman
James K. Jones reached here Saturday
morning. He was met at the station
by a multitude of people. He was
driven home by his son-in-law In a
carriage drawn by four white horses
gaily bedecked with white chrysanthe
mums. H.irrin and Fairbanks In Opposition.
Cincinnati. Nov. 9. Ex-President
Harrison appears fcre today In the
United States circuit coijr-t of appeal
la a case, and Hon. Ctarlcs W. Fair
tanks, of In Ji.ua. appears in. the same
case against the ex-president.
Bat One of the Crew of the WankrsUa Alive
and He fared 1'neonsrions.
Muskegon, Mich., Nov. 9 The schooner
Waukesha broke up while trying to ride
out the gale at anchor here rfeturday
night, and only one survivor of her crew
of seven has been rescued. Ha Is still too
weak to talk. At S o'clock Svurdir after
noon she was sighted rctiiiinj with the
gale under a t-irn luainsa'l. An attempt
was made to enter Mitskcif-in harbor, but
the schooner drifted a m.le south of th
piers and thnthe anchor was droppM
he was riding throe-i'i trter of a mile
from fhiir.- at dark. Tho engineer and
firem in of the city pumping sta ion
watched Vie lights until 9 p. m. Saturday,
wh-.-n they disappeared.
Miortly afterwards wrerkairc henn com
Ingin.and Sundry nothln could lie seen ot
the lost boat. All night long wreckage con
tinued to come up no the b-ach, and Arc
bodies have lieen rccovTi-d. The names
of the dead cannot be .-.irn'il, r nothing
about their cluthlni will Identify them
The surviving sailor was wished ashore
Iter. Last evenln-r Trank Detach,
the ,i;ly survivor f the wreck, re
gained consciousness and mad aindavtt
In the ef.ett that there weie seven m-n
aboard the Waukesha. Ciptain Duncan
Corliett. the inaii. fuer jn'imcn and a
colored reck. When ln-- aj -ived otT
Muskegon. Delaih raid. ta.ittin
mete fii.d route of Ihe .- .-.ere very
it In said r.t Si..u-. rails. S. D.. C:at
Senator Kyle v .11 If succeeded by J.
M. (londyktinis. who bas licen during
the late cami ulun doing hard work for
the Populist cause.
The only imtortant silver mine In
Nevada will at once open in full blart.
Two hundred men have been engaged
to commence work at itcc ar.d others
wil he put tn later.
David Dt dpe. a well-known western
lawyer, who fi.r many years practiced
law at St. Jcsi:h. Mo., was found
dead in a thair at Pi rry, O. T. He
doubtless succumbed to fcecrt disease.
Miss Annie Corbln. daughter of the
late At-stin Corbln. wan married Sat
urday to Ilailet Alsop Porrowe.
In the Jackson to.) district most of
this coal iiiiners have refused to go to
work at Hie cut rate. 4; cents.
The Wood & Parker Litho-rraphing
company at New York has assigned.
Liabilities, f..0); nominal assets, JCD,-
The Newport (Ky.) rolling mill em
ployes v.ere paid in gold Satur
day. Three men. however, who pre
ferred It were naid in silver.
Professor Henry E. Parker, for more
than twenty years professor of Latin
at Dartmouth college, died In Boston
Saturday. He was 76 years of age.
Chcicra seems to have established a
footing In Yokohama. Five cases have
been reported within a few days.
Li Hung Chang's celebrated coilia
which he ceriied with bim on his re
cent tour of the world was burned re
cently In a fire on board the steamship
The plant of the Boston Bridge com
pany, situated In Cambrtdgcport.
Mass.. and covering three acres, was
almost entirely wined out by fire. Loss,
about 1 100.000.
H. Walter Webb, virtual manager cif
the New York Central railway, has
been ill of typhoid fever for some
weeks, but is now recovering.
Miss Katherine Monroe, the last sur
viving relative of President Monroe,
died in the Home for the Friendless at
Dubuque, la., aged 76 years.
Governor-Elect John R. Tanner and
a party consisting of Supreme Court
Justice I. N. riiillips, Thomas N. Jam
leson and James Van Cl-ave, all of Il
linois, have gone to Ocean Springs.
Miss., to recuperate.
William C. Whitney is a grandfather,
a daughter having l-een born to Al
Pieric II. Pagct's wife, who Is Whit
Conl.l Make it nard nnTortner.
Moweaqita. Ills.. Nov. 9. Iir fL C
Pelton agreed with G.-urge Fortnor to'
do his dental work three years free
If Bryan was elected, and Former to
do all brick-laying and piast-ring for
Pelton free for thr-e years If McKlnley
was elected. The agreement will be
Knights of IJittir Annnal CmrrntkB.
Rochester. X. Y.. Xov.I The twentieth
annual cocv?nti.a of the K. of L. will
be epenrd in thi cliy t ninrr..w. The
assembly Is likely to be in session from ten
days to two weeks. The ki.k-ht number
U.(, haviug iK-vn in existence over
twenty 3 cara
To t ere a Cm ta itmm Day
Take laxative Hrimu Quinine Tab.
lets. All drnists refund the
money if it fails m r.nrn. 24 cents
Ought to know that when sufferine;
from any kidney trouble that a a'e,
sore remedy is Folj' Kidney Cure.
Gotrantesd or money refunded. Sold
V SJ 1? U.I
A 0aai ef artT bsk ,rz snvticr. HIcheH cf
I an la leetaateg strb--Lutt VU4 ',
We put on sale today the best line of
ults and Overcoats
That have ever been offered at the price.
Overcoats worth Q12.oo at
Suits worth $12.oo
This lot of Suits consists of Blue and Black CheviDts. Cassimcrcs,
or Worsted?, in square and round cut
Ove coats in B ack, Blue and Brown. Double faced, first class
lining, satined piped coat. Match them for less than $12 elsewhere.
Our stock is now com
plcte la every depart
ment. Four mammoth
floors filled with world
Four mammoth tbors
filled w'.th the be&t
that is prodiced In
design, finish and
different styles of Iron
licds, ranln in prices
from $3 75 to $20.
Ten different styles of
Chi'd's Iron Cribs.
Don't miss these
& Carpet Co.,
312 1. 52. 7H Prvlr
AT IT AGAIN.
Drink the Best
g Pure and Sparkling g
Made from the Choicest Hops and
Finest Selected Barley.
Fresh From (be
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Moary Loavaad em
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Brewery Every Day.
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