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VOL,. XT. VIII. NO. 55.
ROCK ISL.AXD, ILL.. THURSDAY. DECEMBER 21, 1899.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
Not to Occur Until Transpart
Bearing His Body
TO LEAVE IN TEN DAYS
Wish of Widow That There
Be No Ceremonies at
Manila, Dec. 21. Lswton'i body
will be removed front the late resi
dence to the cemetery tomorrow. In
accordan.-e with Mrs. Law-ton' wisb.
tbere will lie bo ceremonial, only
prayer. The general's staff and
Lieut. Stewart's troop of the I to
cavalry, which accompanied Lawton
through the campaign, will compose
the escort. v The annul funwral cere
monies will ake place in about ten
lays, when the transport sail".
Remains Beach Manila.
Manila. Dec. 20." 8 p. m. Major
(leneral Lawlim'K itody wan Wrought
from San Mateo to Manila this after
noon, his HtafJ and a hpuadruu of
cavalry noting as escort. It was found
unvusa ry lo bridge the river. Tin
funeral will take place -from his late
residence liere, a mansion formerly oc
cupied by a Spanish general. The body
has been placed temporarily la a vault
In El I'aeo cemetery, where many of
the American soldiers have been in
terred, ami a guard of honor will be
maintained. When Mrs. Ijiwton and
her four children shall have completed
their arrangements for returning to
the United States the remains will lie
taken on a traniort with an escort
of officer for tiual interment as is
thougfi 'proluihle here in Arlington
Death Ctam Vnlrenal Sorrow.
General Ijtwton's death has caused
universal sorrow in .Manila. No Ameri
can officer had greater popularity i
among1 all ranks, and in his dealing
with the natives he commanded their
resj td conliedence to a remark
able Fe. The mayors whom he in
stalled 5 the neighboring towns are
arranging to attend the funeral In a
iMMly. To his executive ability, anil
. personal leadership is chiefly due the
brilliant execution of the plan of cam-pal-
"..uorth Luzon, which lias scat
ters i? insurrectionary froces from
San !. fro to the gulf of Liugayen. That
section of the Island, which had to be
traversed t'.uritig tiie very worst season
of the year, presented difficulties con
sidered by all acquainted with It to
he almost insurmountable, but General
Kiwton thoroughly covered the pro
gramme assigned him.
Always Shared the Lot of HI M-,
When he reached Tayug. and found
that the other division had not ar
rived he went thrugh to Daupan on his
own responsibility. Althoug he im
posed great hardships on his men he
invariably shared their lot cheerfully.
Thirteen Americans, including three
officers, were wounded in the engage
ment at San Mateo where General
Ijiwton was killed. Cap'ain Brecken
ridge's wound Is not r dered dan
gerous, although the b enetrated
his arm and side. It is esU Ved that
the insurgents numbered f undred
and that half of them -'armpl
with rifles. The Americans numbered
thirteen hundred, but the, comiu C
had leen much depleted by sickness 4
ArnlaaJdo Hemrd .from Again.
The wagon train found the roads 1m-
passable and was obliged to return.
The insurgents retreated to the north
east, leaving six dead. They have
other forces eear Taytay. This region,
although close to .Manila, has prove the
most difficult from which to disloge
the enemy. It is now reported that the
insurgents intend t concentrate at
Santa Cms. I -a c n a province, and In
the district east of Lagiina de Bay.
The American secret service reports
that Aguinlado has joins tbe Mari
WOOD'S ARRIVAL AT CVBAS CAP"" M.
Uovernor Receives a Hearty wel-
Ai. from run aad People. '
Havana. Dec. 21. The welocme-giv-en
General Wood yesterday morning
on entering Havana wan. acording to
all t 1m old residents, without parallel
in the history of the Island. There was
a heartiness iu the cheering that was ;
ouite unusual. Yerv lieautiful was the
(Made from pure
cream of tartar.
Safeguards the iood
display made by the procession - of
luanches which escorted the new gov
ernor general to the shore. Many of
the launches towed large and gaily dec
ora ted boats. During the morning there
was a constant stream of callers until
General Brooke's departure. During
the next few days General Wood will
only attend to routine work at the pal
ace. Next Saturday General Ludlow
will give an official reception in honor
of the new governor general and a gov
ernor's salute of seventeen guns will
be tired from. Cabanas.
General Ludlow, ncompanied by his
staff, visited General Wood by ap
pointment at 10 a. in. He was imme
diately followed by General Wilson
and his staff. Accompanied by Gen
eral Chaffee and Lieutenant Brooks,
General Wood called upon General
Brooke at noon, when the governorship
was officially transferred. The retir
ing governor general will leave for the
1'nited States on Saturday, remaining
for some time in Tampa before going
further north. The local papers devote
considerable space to the reception, de
claring that General Wood is the most
acceptable man who could have been
appointed to bring Cuba out of her dif
ficulties and into a quiet harbor.
All-the papers allude to the extraor
diary number of representative men
who participated In the reception. Par
ticular reference is made to the pres
ence or Ueneral Maya uourlguez and
the aids of General Maximo Gomez.
Owing to illness General Gomez was
not able to be present himself.
The Xuevo I'ais says: "The respect
which Is generally 'given to the dead
does not suffice to impose silence upon
us regtirdiug the misdeeds of the now
defuuet advisory cabinet of. General
Brooke, who. in the abuse which they
inude of Kwer. did not scruple to take
advantage of General Brookes ig
norance in legal mutters to commit in
juries of a persona! nature, thus plac-
ing tuc intervening government in an
atmosphere of disrepute."
General Wood was deeply affected
upon hearing of the death of Geueral
I.awtou and was unable to converse
for several minutes.
ESTABLISHES HER CLAIM.
i-a Crof se Woman Proves a Good Title ta
La Crosse, Wis., Dee. 21. Mrs,
Julius Miller, of this city, has just
succeeded in proving her identity and
establishing her claim as heir to an
estate valued at something over S10O,-
boo, left some years ago to her father,
John Frederick Miller. Some months
ago letters came here addressed to J.
F. Miller, in which was the news of
their good fortune, but they were de
livered by mistake to another Miller of
the same name. When he saw that
ll"" were not Intended for him he rc-
-ctirned them to the lirm of New York
attorneys who had the case in charge.
The story was published In the news
papers at the time, and Mrs. Miller in
that way heard of ity but not until
after the letters had been returned
She then began a systematic search for
the New York attorneys, wnose names
were not known here. Kscii Inter
ested himself in the case, and finality
through the German consul in Chi
cago, Mrs. Miller's claim was estab
lished, and she will get the money for
herself and her children.
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TWO ARE KILLED AT A FIRE.
Half Million Dollar Blaze at Lanyonvllle,
Lanyonville Kan.. Dec. 21. About
half oXhe pUot of the Lanyon Zinc
company burned this morning with a
loss of a quarter of a million dollars.
Two employes were killed by the fall
ing of a smokestack.
Political Leacne Issnaa Call.
Washington. Dec. 21. The Amerl
can political league has issned a call
tor a national convention tor trie nom
ination of candidates for president
ami rice president of the United
States, in Boston July 4.
rltrr government has finally adopted
"Puerto Itico" as the official spelling of
the names of that island.
James K. Keene Is reorted to have
cleared r.t io.oi Ni during the recent
flurry In Wall street.
M'"1. Elizabeth G. Jordan, formerly
of ILllwaukee. and for the last eight
years connected editorially with the
New York World, has accepted the edi
torship of !Iarier's Bazar.
Dr. W. W. Bryant, the oldest medical
practictioner in Sycamore, His., died
Tuesday of heart disease, aged tT7
Norman S. reverill has been arrested
at Rochester. N. Y.. for enlisting men
for the British service in South Af
rica. It is rumored at Paris that the Bank
of Itussia has advanced the Bank of
Judge Breutano. of Chicago, severe
ly scored a Jury which returned a ver
dict of not guilty lu the case of a man
who assaulted a little girl.
William Griesenbeck has sued Chi
cago for Jloo.oisJ damages because the
police arrested him and dragged him
through the streets Nov. 2d.
Germany is said to I" anxions to
buy St. Thomas. Da-' Vst Irdies,
for a naval coa' ,
The national K. J , X.
Y.. has suspended.
One person in every 300 Is t;rled
alive, according to the statements of a
New York physician.
Fast Trwtilag Borae Dies.
Terre Haute. Ind- Dee . 21. Kyote,
the 7-year-old trotting horse, with a
record of 2:254. in George Starr's sta
ble, died Monday of pneumonia.
Mescaline Merchant Dies.
Muscatine. Ia.. Dec. 21 J. G. Jack
son, a well-known clothing merchant
of this city, was stricken with paral
ysis and died Tuesday night.
Look before Ton leap." Be sure
yon get Hood's Sarsaparilla when yon
call for it, and you will fiad healtk ia
ROBERTS AT. LONDON
New Commander of tha South
African Campaign Pre
pares for the Front.
BENDS A MESSAGE TO UNCLE SAM
Is Particular to Deny That There Is Any
Disloyalty la the Irish Ktgimratt-Hu
L'nwaverlnc Confidence In the Brltlah
Soldier Situation Again Described as
Grave No News from Methuen and the
Doers Hard at Work.
London, Dec. 21. The Daily News
has the following dispatch from Cape
Town, dated Saturday, Dec. 1G: "The
Boers intend to make a big stand at
Stormberg. and are massing a great
force at the abandoned British camp.
One commando of 2.000 consists chief
ly of rebel Dutch."
London, Dec. 21. General Lord Uob-
erts. who is to have full command of
the British troops in South Africa, ac
companied by Iidy Roberts and their
two daughters, arrived in London yes
terday morning, having traveled from
Dubliu with Joseph Chamberlain,
colonial secretarj-. Their departure
from Dubliu was-marked by cheering
crowds, but the general made a quiet
entry into Loudon. After going to a
private hotel he sitent about an hour
CKXERAL LORD ROBERTS.
at the war office in consultation with
the Marquis of Lausdowne, secretary
of stated for war. Then General UoIh
erts returned to the task of packing his
effects and interviewing the olheers se
lected for his staff.
Sends a Message to the United States.
When "Little Bobs." the beloved of
Tommy Atkins, received a representa
tive of the Associated In-ess he was
dressed in the deepest black, in vivid
contrast with his snow white hair and
mustache. His dapper little figure was
as straight as ever, but the eyes that
have so often scanned British victory
were slightly dimmed by the great
personal sorrow that has Itefallen him.
But in spite of this and the multitude
of details that claimed his attention
General Rolerts willingly assented to
send through the Associated Press a
parting message to the American peo
ple and gave the following statement:
Grateful for American Sympathy.
"Circumstances naturally forbid my
speaking about the campaign ahead of
me. except to say that 1 nave entire
confidence in the British soldier and
that I believe the traditions of our
army will be upheld in South Africa.
For the friendly interest and sympathy
exhibited by many Americans 1 am
most deeply grateful. 1 feel sure the
Justice of our cause merits this.
Though we may be at war. 1 can safely
say that no unnecessary harshness and
no acts of inhumanity will mar the
fair name of this branch of the Anglo-
Saxon race. I cannot too warmly ex
press my admiration for the spirit
which prevails in our colonies. The
action of Canada will always be a
glorious page In the history of the sons
of the empire. I look for great things
from the men she has sent and is send
ing to the front.
Irish Regiments Not Disloyal.
"The reports which indicate that
dislovalty exists in the Irish regiments
are absolutely untrue. 'In the hour of
danger my cjuntrrraen have ever lieeu
among the first to lay down their lives
for their queen and their country, and
whether It be against the Boers or men
of any other nationaiity the Irish sol
dier will be found loyal to Ills queen
and brave in battle. Yor cannot deny
these reports of Irish disloyalty too
The appeals for yeomanry and vol
unteers are being resionded to with
the greatest enthusiasm in all parts of
the county. The government expects
the total of yeomanry and volunteers
to reach S.txs. Baron Chesham will
command, with Ixrd Lonsdale as adju
tant general. The papers are now gen
erally Joining In free criticism of the
government and the war offlee. Special
stress is laid upon the inferiority of
the British artillery. The Australian
colonies are resonding eagerly to the
Imperial government s appeals for sec
MILITARY SITUATION IS GRATE.
!e News front Sfethaea and the Boers
arreagtbenlag Their Position.
London. Dec. 21. The gravity of the
military stituation is again becoming
accenuated in the public mind, owing
to the complete absence of news. Noth
ing has leen heard from Ird Methuen
since Sundav, and it Is feared that his
communications have been cut. If this
be so his position is dangerous. A cor
respondent of The Daily News tele
graphing from il odder nver last feat-
nrday says: l tie uoer position, al
ready formidable on Iec. 11. has since
been greatly strengthened, extending
for the length of twelve miles. It is
entrenched acording to the moat mod- I
ern methods throughout Its entire
length; wire fences have been placed
before all the trenches at every point,
guns have been got into position, and
there Is every evidence that he Boers
are well supplied with ammunition.
Only a powerful attacking force can
hope to make a successful assault.
The Times, in an article from the
pen of a military expert, laments the
oisper.on or in? tsntisn rorees, quotes
the maxim of Napoleon in favor of con
centration, and regrets that Lord
Methuen did not retire to Orange river
a week ago. The latest dispatches re
ceived seem to show that the British
forces are standing on the defensive at
all points. General Boiler is ordering
the troops now arriving at Cape Town
to proceed to Durban to reinforce the
Natal column. Absence of news from
him has led to a surmise that he Is try
ing to join Gt feral A bite by a sank
Prince of Walea Canted the War.
Farls, Dec. 21. Several evening pa
pers declare that the Prince of Wales
Is the cause of the Transvaal war, that
he is covered with debts as a result of
his passion for gambling, and that his
creditors are financiers - Interested In
South Africa, whom he managed to
hold off on condition he guaranteed
them possession of the mining regions
of the Transvaal.
Report That Is Not Confirmed.
London. Dec. 21. The war office has
not confirmed at this writing thesecial
dispatch from Durban stating that
Geueral Buller had recovered the guns
abandoned -in the Tugela river tiht.
The siecial was dated Dec. 15 and said
thtt guns were recovered at .night un
Goldwin Smith for the Boer.
New Y'ork. Dec. 21. A rspeeial to
The World from Toronto says: "Dr.
Gold win Smith ' condemns the stand
taken by Great Britain iu the South
Africau war in no uncertain words.'
He charges the war on Cecil Rhodes
Revised Llrt of British Dead.
Loudon. loc. 21. Revised lists of
the British casulaties at he battle of
Colenso show that 137 tron-commis-
sioued officers and men were killed.
Tuli. Doc. 11 Col. Plumer. with a
strong reconnoitering party of horse
men, returned here after a week a ex
pedition into the Transvaal territory,
He reached a point 50 miles from
fietersburg. in the bourn African re
public, but found no Boers, the coun
try beiu seemingly empty oi men.
Ixndon, Doc. 21. mere was no
news from South Africa up t) 8 p. m
today other than fragments of disoon-
nected stories of past events. This
is having the natural effect of creat
Republican Committee Sends Out the Of-
ilclal Call for thA Same.
Washington. Dec. 21. -The Republi
can national committee yesterday sent
out the official call for the national
convention. It says: In accordance
with established custom and In obedi
ence to instructions of the national
convention of 1811 the national Re
publican committee directs that a na
tional convention of delegated repre
sentatives of the Republican party be
held at the city of Philadelphia, iu the
state of Pennsylvania, for the purpose
of nominating candidates for president
and vice president to be voted for at
the presidential election Tuesday, Nov.
G. 11)00. and for the transaction of such
other business as may propi? untne
before it. and that said convention
shall assemble at 12 o'clock noon on
Tuesday, the 19th day of June, 1900."
The usual instructions as to dele
gates, contests, etc.ire added.
An 'Odd Static Waver.
The late Signor Foli, the well known
voralist, once made a very curious
wager with some of bis companion
singers at Her Majesty Opera House.
Some 20 years ajo Mephlstopheles in
Gounod's "Faust! among his fa
vorite impersonations. 'In the garden
scene his strides when attempting to
avoid the elderly Martha formed an
Important feature of the humorous
One night, the length of his legs be
ing a subject of chaff as be was stand
ing at the wings, be declared his
ability to cross the stage In three
bounds. The comments that ensued re
sulted in a bet.
When the proper moment for the ex
periment came, be retreated a few
paces, and then, to the surprise of the
audience as well as to the representa
tive of Martha, leaped from side to
side. The scene never evoked more
laughter, and Foil was acknowledged
to have won the wager.
During the civil war," says the
Boston Transcript, "the Law school at
Cambridge was presided over by Tro-
fessors Tarsons. Parker and Wash
burn. They were divided in their po
litical views, and each did bis best
to maintain bis opinion.
Tro feasor I'arker was one day ask
ed, 'How do you get alone on politics
at the I -aw school T
Nicely,' he answered. 'We
'But how can that beT continued
the lnqnirer. There ape three of yonT-
Easy enough,' replied the profess
or. 'Parsons writes on one side and I
on the other, and Washburn fa speaks
on one side and votes on the other.'
Take a pane of glass a broken one
will do and secure It by placing the
ends between the leaves of two large
books, letting the glass be two Inches
from the table. Co from lishtweight
writing paper, or. better still, from tis
sue paper, dolls, dogs and other fig
ures. Place them en th table be
neath the glass. Rob the glass vigor
ously with a silk handkerchief, and the
figures will cut all kinds of antics.
YOOfiG BADGER'S LEAP
Takes a Flying Jump from a Train
Because He Fears the
WALKS INTO CHICAGO THEEEAFTEB
Refaslng to Get Aboard the Car Again
Thrill! ag Adventure In a Bad City
Treable Over the Chicago Drainage
Cbaanel Settled Western Manual School
Site Fight Street Car Strike at Spring
field Declared '-On ' Again.
Chicago, Dec. 21. Alfred Johnson's
dread of Chicago swindlers led him to
risk his life Tuesday by leaping from
a swiftly-moving train twenty miles
out from the city in order that he
might escape the glances of three men
who heimagined were following him
and waiting for an opportunity to rob
him. He rushed breathlessly into the
Harrison street station at U o'clock.
after having walked most of the dis
tance from the point where he
had jumped from the cars, and told the
police captain that he found the men
lying in wait for him at the station
when he reached the city.
Thooght He'd Be an Kasy Mark.
Officers were sent with him. but the
suspected persons declared they were
traveling salesmen and denied that
they had been aboard a train at any
time during the day. Johnson's home
Is on a farm near Ashlaud,,Wls. Die is
2: years old and came to Chicago to
study dentistry at the Northwestern
Dental college. Three other passen
gers boarded the train at the Wiscon
sin city. They entered the same coach
and took a seat opposite the one the
yonng rustic occupied. He felt sus
picious from the start, he says, but
when the train was nenring the out
skirts of Chicago the farmer heard
something which sent bis heart into
He will be an easy mark," one of
the men said. "His pocketbook will
be like to much ready money."
Takes Big Risks in n Jarop.
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After this remark the trio glanced
thA inarnorinnitiil fnmitrtr I 'l I n rid 1
at the inexperienced country lad and
all smiled their assent. The train was
rushing on at a speed of forty miles an
hour, but he would take any chances.
he thought, to escape the clutches of
I these unprincipled persons. Seizing his
hat, he ran to the platform of the
coach. A moment later and lie had
leaped from the platform. A number
of the passengers saw him jump and
not a little excitement ensued. The
conductor seized the ldl cord and the
train came to a standstill. Johnson had
regained his feet before the train crew
reached him and had not injured ex
cept for a few slight scratches. He re
fused to re-enter the coach and the
cars came on to the city without him.
FIGHT OVER A SCHOOL, SITE.
Normal School Trustees Are Unable to
Agree and frill Try m New Flan.
Springfield, His., Dec. 21. Being
unable to agree upon a site for the new
Western Normal school, the board of
trustees decided to appoint an advisory
board,, composed of wholly dislnter-
11 iniiu juu'iviu'v
Is full and running over with the best selected stock of
Xmas presents for men, boys and children. We have
a full assortment of the following articles suitable for
Smoking Jackets. I j Trunks.
House Coats. I Valises.
Bath Robes. . Hats.
Ways Mufilets. Caps.
Reversible Mufflers. Flannel Night Robes.
Square Mufflers. j. ' Muslin Night Robes.
. Puff Ties. j ' Woolen Gloves and Mittens.
Imperial Ties. m Kid Gloves and Mittens.
Tcck Ties. j Underwear.
Bow Ties. j Umbrellas.
Club Ties. j Sweaters.
DeJoinviHeTies. ' Cardigan Jackets.
Fancy Shirts. j . . .
i . Jersey Jackets.
White Shirts. j
Fancy Vests. A SuSpenderS'
Suits and Overcoat. j Reefers. .
Silk Handkerchiefs. j Linen Handkerchiefs.
Cut This Out and Bring it
ested persons, to ' examine ' ' proposea
sites, consider offers that have been
made and make recommendations to
the trustees. Messrs. Hardin, of Mon
mouth, and Searles. of Rock Island,
were appointed a committee to report
a plan by which the trustees shall
selected the advisory board contemp
Among the persons suggested as
likely to make an acceptable advisory
board are President Harper, of the
University of Chicago; President Drap
er, of the University of Illinois, and
the presidents of the normal schools..
It is believed that as the gentlemen
named would not be influenced by
local considerations they would have
no difficulty in making a satisfactory
choice. So far each trustee has voted
for his own town, thus making a dead'
CANAL TROUBLE IS SETTLED,
Chicago Drainage Channel Caa Now Be
Pot Into Operation.
Chicago, Dec. 21. By a vote of 6 to
3 the engineering committee of the Chi
cago drainage board yesterday ap
proved a contract with the Illinois and
Michigan canal commission which set
tles the existing disputes, and it is be
lieved Insures the opening of the new
drainage channel at an early date.
The sanitary board will pump 25,000
cubic feeet of water a minute for four
months to give the lessees of the water
power along the old canal time to ar
range for the installation of steam
plants. After that the drainage dis
trict agrees to maintain a depth of six
feet of water in the old canal for the
purpose of navigation.
Strike Is "On" Once Mere.
Springfield. Ills.. Dec. 21. The strike
of the employes of the Springfield Con
solidated Street Railway company,
which was settled by agreement, is on
again. The men who had returned to
work were called off last evening by
order of the Federation of Labor oil
the ground that Manager Minary had
violated the agreement by refusing to
reinstate two of the men, and by plac
ing new men on the cars ahead of the
Captain of the Company Net Responsible
Springfield. Ills.. Dec. 21. The board
of survey, appointed by Adjutant Gen
eral Reece to investigate the loss of
unitea suites property in tne nre
wn,ch oon.aumed tne armory at Pitta.
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neia. ins.. Das reportea a total loss of
the property. It recommends that
Captain Theodore Bates, company A,
Fifth regiment, be released from ac
countability for the loss.
Cattle Inspected at Chicago.
Springfield, Ills., Dec. 21. The week
ly report of cattle inspection of the Un
ion stock yards in Chicago, under the
supervision of the state live stock
commissioners, is as follows: Inspected
in yards, 1C4; passed In yards, 102;
held for post-mortem. U2; passed on
post-mortem, 5.'i; condemned and
tanked, 13; cases of tuberculosis, 0; of
"You people must be crazy!" shouted
the husband. "I have not filed a suit
for divorce against my wife I
wouldn't do sucis a thing!"
To Care m Cold la One Day,
Take Laxative BromoQuinineTablets.
All druggists refund the money if it
fails to cure. E. W. Grove's signa
ture is on each box. 25 cents.
Along. We May Help You. We
N A QUARREL
Attorney Shoots An
other at Dallas,
VICTIM A PROMINENT MAN.
E. O. Harrell Slain in Ele
vator by E. M. Ethe-
Dallas, Texas, Dec. 21. F. M. Eih.
eridge, one of the most prominent
lawvers in the citv. shot Attornev L.
O. Harrell, equally well known, in-
llictinc four wounds, which siib.se.
quently resulted In death.
Shooting- in m Crowded Elevator.
The shooting was done in a crowded
elevator. The participant in .the
tragedy quarreled about professional
MAINE DEAD DISINTERRED.
Bodies to He Shipped From Havana oa the
Havana, Dec. 21. The dead of the
Maine were disinterred, and at 10 last
night 10 wagons formed in procession,
carrying the coffins to Machina wharf.
They were taken to the battleship
lexas at b this morning.
Baton Rouge. La.. Dec. 21. The
democratic state convention named
Senator Estopinal for lieutenant gov
ernor and John Michel, secretary of
state, j he platform endorses the
Chicago platform, denounces trusts
and favors building the Isthmian
canal. - ':
Bi suit Over a lira.
Bloomfleld. Ia..Dec. 21. The famous
Bonaparte dam case, after two gen
erations of effort to get It fairly beforo
a court, is being tried here. In IKtS
Meek Brothers, of this place, bought
from the territory of Iowa a dam and
certain rights in It. The state now
seeks to have it condemned and re
moved as a nuisance, because it pre
vents the passage.of fish and navlir.-i-
) tion of the Des Moines river and bn
almost depopulated the upper river of
fish. The Meeks demand $r0,000 from
the state for their rights.
Henderson C.'ill stay at Washington.
Washington, Dec. 21. Speaker Hen
derson will remain in Washington dur
ing the holiday recess and attend to is
number of matters of house organiza
tion, including the assignment of con),