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THE AHdUS. WEDNESDAY. lECEMBTSI? 13, WOO.
ONE MAN BURKED TO DEATH.
Brtalt or a Rear-End CollUlon of Freight
Trains on the Santa Fe.
Topeka,Kan.. Deo. 12. A rear-end
fill '."Jon occurred yesterday morning
between two Santa Fe freight trains
in-ar Olathe, Kan., wherein one life
was lost and several persons injured.
A north-lKjuud freight crashed into the
rrar end of a :ock train and both
were wrwkwl. Noble Thomas, of
Kmporia, was bunn-d to death iu the
cabfxxs? of the stock train, and his fa
ther was badly mangled. Thf-y were
on their way to Kansas 'ity with
The air brakes of the stock train
Mink two miles from Olnthe and the
freiirht ran into It. Conductor C.
Nicholson, of the stalled train, s-ays
that when his train stalhd he went
b::i-k to do the tlnein. He says his
train started, lie lit a fuse and start
ed for his own train, c.illin out to the
fiiockuicu whn he saw the collision
inevitable. All sur-ce ded in t;ettin;r
out of the waycar but one. After tin
crash the wrecked waycar caught lire
and was ilesroyed .and a car of wh-at
v.rxt to the caboose was als burned.
The track was cleared in a few hours.
WORK OF THE .FEDERATION.
EcroniiDenilallnni for Action IncMe
Charter for Colored I'nion.
Louisville. Iec. 12. The American
Federation of Labor begins to see day
light through the mass of resolutions
with which it has lecn struyprling for
the a-t live years. Yesterday was the
lat day for the submission of resolu-
tioii. arid notwithstanding the short
se-;on yesterday afternoon jrreat prog
ress was made in disposing of those
alrc.idy 'ln-fore the convention.
The report on the president's ad
dress coin. i ined the following recoin
iiieiulatioiis: Higher dues, chartering
of local and central bodies of col-fred
people; for the collection of statistics
relating to strikes and r.iins made
without strikes, and that the federa
tion lor.k with favor upon the forma
tion of ''trade ;rroups." The report
was unanimously adopted.
A .rosewood gavel was presented to
l'residciit tJoinpers by the Central La
lnr I'nioic of Itiisville. A circular
from T:impa. Ha., which did not bear
a union label provoked a discussion,
j. 'Milting in the chairman of the con
vention ordering all documents not
bearing the union stamp removed from
Two Men Meet Suililrn Jeath.
Oden. I'tali. Ie. 1J. A d'stni"
tive and fatal freight wrn-k on-urnd
on thct'nioM I'acili'-road west of lcii.'
I ii station, near Wells, at. noon yes
terday, a helper engine crashing into a
doir.Icdiender frciuht. Two men were
i 'II' d Timothy Kennedy, of Oitdeii,
'M .il.eniaii: - I une.-in. tircmrin, resi
l nee unknown, and four were seri
oit!y injured --I'fed C. Stokes, of g-
den. engineer: l!randih. lrak
7 1 1 ; ; ii. residence, unknown: C. I. Sad
ii!ef. en-.'iijeer, .'Ti. and Fireman
I o.ir Injure I on the ltnll.
fhicao. I -. '2. I'liur persons
were injured and many passengers
.-Me.-elv ! afcen up last iil'-lit in a
f -.i ? on collision between a construc
tion gravel train and the Sr. Louis ex
press train on the Chicago and Alton
luad near Sa:r I".ridg thirty miles nut
of '!i '-ao. Those hurt arc: KngineT
W'ln'.iily. Iiieaiaii Uo!inin. Iliad
l"oi man Kelly, and Mrs. Chas. Chauf
ka. KlIwiMid. Ills. The hurts are severe,
but not serious.
m Will Nul (n I nto Conference1.
Ies .Moines. Li.. Iec. in. The Iowa
Coal Operators' association, at the an
nual meeting here yesterday, decided
not in send delegates ti Hie national
scale conference at Columbus. .. .Ian.
-M. but to ileal entirely with the state
organization of the Fnited .Mine Work
ers. Last year an agreement was made
between the Iowa operators and min
ers which proved satisfactory so it
Aa deemed best to continue Inde
Stories of John Sherman.
To his aid in his political life John
Sherman brought n nature instinctively
inet liodi.-ai and nn unflinching probity.
He saw to it that the public moneys
were not squandered or used for dis
honest puriMises. A claim for SI.'Mn),
iki was once brought to him for his
Kigiiat ore. It had been regularly al
lowed, but It was illegal, and he re-
f Used to sign.
"It has been allowed." Insisted the
claimant's attorney, "and you must
"I will not." repeated Mr. Sherman,
ami be did not. lie would have resign
ed, he afterward confided to a friend,
bad It been require"! of him sooner that
ten seem to sanction a fraud. Neither
would he iermit irregularities. The
hief of a bureau one day came to him
for nn order to pay for r-ome machin
ery. ll.ts it been advertised':" asked the
"No." aid the thief, "but there are
only two places where it can be made,
and we are accustomed to get their
bids and contract with the lowest."
Hut." sad the secretary, "the law
says it must le advertised."
"At least this may pass, for It Is
made, and we need It."
"I cannot help that. The law says it
must be advertised, and advertised It
i uist be." And advertised it was at a
w ry large saving to the government.
Saturday Fvening Fust.
Tbr rut of Ocean.
A dusty" iM-can highway sounds al
most incredible. Yet those who are
familiar with s-ailing ships know that
no matter how carefully the dock? nay
be washed down in the morning and
l ow little work of any kind may t
.ne during the day nevertheless if the
'cks are not swept at nightfall an
-Mormons quantity of dust 'will quickly
ollect. f course on the modem
"liner" the burning of hundreds of tons
of ,-oaI every 21 hours and the myriad
f foot falls daily would account for a
e.-n.-i lerable accumulation of dust, but
n a "wind Jammer," manned with a
dozen hands or loss, no such dust pro
dtuing agencies are at work. And yet
the records of Railing shirs show- that
they collect more s"ea dust than does a
m earner, which Is probably accounted
i;ix. ttHi ictlbat. .wLUe J.heUut
Are Wise i
j Will 0 Your
oak or mahog
any, velour up
YOU WILL FIND the BEST VALUES for the LEAST MONEY HERE.
Come and See if This is Not True
Handsome Rococo Couch, oak or ma
hogany frame, upholstered in velour,
deeply tufted, best springs. "I f o
(like cut) JUtJ
Rococo Couth, oak or mahogany
frame, upholstered in velour. deeply
tufted, just like fjQ
Handsome oak desk,
quarter sawed, pol
finish, just like cut
oak and polish
just like cut,
Solid cak. polished finish, 6-ft. ex
tension table. 42-inch nn
top, a beauty OtUJ
' f I
ft 1 1
just like cut,
A v N i
V- !- WHO
...J - Jill M . I -W'i 1
r -.m -m
Chairs, in ma
silk damask up
4 -f i
Large dressing case, solid oak. swell
front drawers, large French plate
mirrors, just like 81' 85 '
Solid oak quarter
finish center ta
bles, just like
Child's iron bed, brass trimmed, any
size, just Q'T 1 K
like cut O ItJ
er in silk dam
50 styles of sideboards, elegant ones
with large French plate, - t QQ
bevel edge mirror XlJ.tM'
Saddle seat rock
er, polished fin
Solid cak diners,
just like cut
Solid oak, quarter saw
ed taborets, polished,
just like cut
A large line of ladies' dressing
tables, in golden oak, mahogany
and bird'seye manl, PI QO
as low as WJJ
Solid oak diners, brace arms, carved
as low as JtJ
A largo variety of music
cabinets, genuine maho
gany and birch maho
ganized, a pretty one
nil - r '4 Tr i
Clos, t. 42-lncli
wide, round cor
ners. Just like
cut wkii the ex
ception of mir
Good (Iraud Rapids Q1 ? U
Carpet Sweepers . Qm.3J M
Handsome 3-piece bedroom Buits, gold
en oak of mahogany, largo "I
French plate mirror ' J
Open Every Evening Until
Misses rocker,' solid
oak. wood seat
1055T JE. Seooncl Street,
Childs' wood seat rock
er, solid oak,
9 r r t r :
l.idcn smoke bbws -li-ar of the steamer
the large area of canvas spread by the
sailer nets as a dust collector. Mariner.
A Xolaeieaa Rios Cnnie.
The small rubber rings that are used
in every household with which to s.al
preserve jars may be made the means
f much amusement when a lively
game is uet-irctl for the amusement iT
i rlcnds. First obtain a smooth head of
a flour or sugav barrel and see that the
pieces are all fastened together, form
ing a circular loard, or any smooth
board about a square fwt in si.-.e w ill
serve the purpose.
Procure ten coat hooks of medium
ize and secure them into the ltoard
nntl mark above each hook its number.
ranging from No. 1 to No. 10. A hole
may le made in tiie upper end of the
board or a screw eye inserted by whieh
to hang it upon a nail in the wail.
No. 1 is a sort of a "bullseye," and
each player, finving throe of the rublxT
rins. takes turn ; iu throwing them
from a iosition about tn feet away.
udtaroring to '"hook" as many on the
Iniard a p;sil.Ie. A s.nre is keit of
the ihiitits pained by each player, the
one first getting Ion points being the
winner. lloweor. exactly 1( p!.nts
must be made. For instance, if a play
er ha T'O he has to work for "hook No.
1." as any other hook would carry him
over the mark. This difficulty adds to
the interest of the gaa:e.
An adar tngo of the snme i that no
noise i mrde rvr damage Ine by the
rings. I it may be i::-- r- viod by any
boy cr ci:i.--Nev.- York bun.
PARLIAMENT OF IRISH.
Continued from First page.
resolutions has been printed in these
London. Pec. 12. A Cluisrinnla
dispatch says: Henrik Ibsen, the dra
inntist. iu t!-te Aorebladet. reiterates
the statements be previously made
against the Boers, alaiining that they
formerly oppressed weaker peoples,
ile says h thinks the Boer sympathy
manifested in so many countries is uu
warrantcd and rather riiliculous.
The only news from the front in
South Africa is that IeVei and Knox
are probably tishting and that IeWet.
at latest reports was in a position that
l e had to tight, as he could not get
The Hutch gtvernmeiit has finally
declined to take the initiative in the
matter of an arbitraiiop proposal to
Filmland. In parliament yesterday the
debate began on the snppb-mentary
war estimates, and the pios:tion em
braced the opportunity for a reitera
tion of the criiicUm of the policy of
the government and conduct of the
The Transvaal junta at The Hague
says it is authorized to contradict
the report that Fiuperor Nicholas has
telegraphed to Kroner an intimation
that he will not receive lr.iu.
"tlonn Hnlrd OfTat Oakland.
San Franc;co. Iec. 12. T- H. Will
iams. Jr.. president of the California
Jockey club, has received official con
firmation of the rep-rt that Jookey
Slmn will refused a lii-ense by I'.ie
Knzlish Jockey club, and in conformi
ty tliereto lia derided that Sio.m shall
not be permitted to ride at Oakland.
On Killcil. Thrre W.nmlfd.
Marysvdle. Cal.. Iec. 12. One man
was killed and three injured by a cave
In on the 1.- foot level of Me- Fenn-
The speed r the-e v, spN was atout I ylvanla n ine yesterday. Tii. de-d
! man is ahtt i onicin:. ami iur m-
i Jured are John F.irrrett, NeNon llouek
and Georj; Johnson. . .
The n:en-of-nr of the Uon;.in had a
c-"w cf abort 225 meti. of which 171
xrere oarsim n working on three decks.
fix Cliles iu hoiT in fair weather.
Sabscribe for The Abocs.
I.i-avrn I ,'J.".0.00 for Miwlun.
Iioiulon. Dec. 12. The late Uobert
Artiington. an eccentric gentleman of
Leeds who lived in a miserly manner
in order to be able to devote his wealth
to foreign missions, has left the Ixm
don Missionary society over '2-"O,O00.
North Dakota's Oflirinl Vote.
Bismarck. X. !.. Ieo. 1J. The state
canvassing board met yesterday and
declared the vote on presidential
electors to be as follows: MeKinley,
3T.Syi: Bryan. 20..-.1P; Vodley, T31;
Debs. ."IS: Barker, Bi.
" ISol.s " I Kn Uoute Ilosne.
Cape Town. Dec. 12. Lord B olierts
left here yesterday for Kuropc. Lady
Itolert and her daughters were
OToughr to Cajie Town by a special
train. fJreat crowds -oheeied 'he de
Clica; t Orala an. I ProJuni.
Chicago. Dec. 11.
Following were tlie quotations on the
Board of Trade today:
Whpat Open. High. Low. Cose.
1 . Ill i tr I . . - . m w ..v r v - -
..12.25 12.nr, 12.1 12.20
..12.15 12.17 12.05 12.07VS
Decem'.'pr ... 7.?
Janoarv 6 0
y o a . . .
January .r.iH "-4 --" .Jz
May 6.40 40 6.3" 6 S0
PrinJure: Butter Extra trea.rr.ery.
21c per lb: diiry. 2021f ; rack-
Irg stock. 12,i'13c. Kpp Frc-a stock.
Z',n 26c i r dozer.. Liv juiiry
Young Turkeys. itc per lb: ehickens.
hen- 57c: ducks. i'-'tS'-c; gepse.
$4.006 0 per dozen. P4atoe r'air
tn t. 50 per tin.' :ra.r."irr c'ape Coa.
$6.50Q7.GO per brl: bell and bugle. $7.50.
Chicago Live Stock.
Chicago, Dec. 11.
IIos Kstimated receipts for the day,
41.000: pales ransed at 14.204 S5 fnr pigs.
J4.70i4.7V. for lisht. $4.554.70 for
rouph pacifing and shipp.g lots, with
bulk of the s-aics at $4.80'&4.92Vi.
Cattl" Kstimatod re'-ripts for th
day. fi.OCO: quotations rpr.se.l at $6.10
6.30 for Christmas hppve, $5.60(85.95 for
choice to extra steers. $r).25'?i5.60 good
to choire do.. $4.7.i."..:55 fair to good
io.. $4.10j . 4.H0 common to medium do.,
4.15fj4.50 butchers' steer!". $4.SCgo.65
fed western "T?. $2.50'a 4.4i stckers
and feeders. $1 -7T, fi 4.25 cows. $2.75fi 4.70
heifers. $2.504.25 hulls and oxen. $4.00
(S4.60 stags. $3,201.4 00 Texas, and $4.00'ff
550 veal calves. v
Sheep and Lambs Estimated receipts
for the day. 14.000: quotations ranged t
$3.2."o;4.:;5 westerns. $2.75(K4.40 natives.
$4 25'a 5.40 western lambs, and $4.00J
5.50 natives lambs.
Milwaukee. Dec. 11.
Wheat Dull: No. 1 northern, "t'.e;
No. 2 northern. 72'i'g 72'-jC. Tlyt
Steady: No. 2. 59 ; sample. 44 55c.
Oats Steady ; No. 2 white. 25Iri'&26c.
Local Mark eta.
7. 15 -c
' .S2-i 7i
Com New, 3e44Cc
Hay T:motby, tl-; prairie, 110
Straw - Y0O.
Coal - 3 i)0 per too.
Butter Choice to fair, 2!c; fret.0 creamery,
Hec o per pound.
Spr.Bg chickens. 6ic per pound.
CatUe Butcbers pay for corn fed steers
4-4n5c; cows and beUers 3c4c: calves, 49
lioga -i ca4.T5.
CASTOR i A
For Infarit sd Children.
Ilia ina U H3.5 Always Bcught
Winter Tourist Rates .
& Peoria Ry.
Quickest time to St. Louis.
The only line ru nning through
trains between the
TRI-CMES AND PEORIA.
Three trains daily including
a fast evening train. For
particulars call on
K I. & 1 Agent or Address.
M. A. PATTERSON,
General Passenger Agent,
Rock Island. 111.
IN MAKING ARRANGE
MENTS To Go South
This Winter address J.
C. Beam, Jr.. N. W. P. A.
Southern Railway, 225
Dearborn street, Chicago.
Is the greatest SOUTH.
ERN SYSTEM. 6,887
miles reaching the best
cities and resorts of the
Tom A. Marshal
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Ixm UoioOT, Iowa.
Da veti pirt, Iowa.
lAninitnXi, 1 11.
Fort Madlaon, Iuwa.
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M illt-r.bort;, I II.
MU tU-n-nl, Iowa.
Now Ho Urn, IU.
New Wind nor. III.
North Ilriwleraon, JU.
lurt bjron. III.
Irairis City, IU.
hock Iinr1. IU,
hwao C'rk, IU.
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Taylur r.l'la, IU.
Walunt Qirwr, IU.
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