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NEAR TO KIMBERLEY Fear That the Boers May Open Another Siege. INVADERS ARE MOVING SOUTH London Still Anxioua Over De Wet's Possible Movement to the Cape. Mmw rmrk Mun Smmclml Smrvlcm London, Jan. 10. —The latest advices bring ominous reports from Klmberley. The Boer commandos are looting very near the diamond city and there is fear of a siege. London does not conceal its anxiety over the possibility of General DeWefs break- Ing across the Orange river and assum ing command of the Boer invading force. Reports from Burgher sources assert that the great raider will next be heard from In Cape Colony. The advance scouts of the invading army are said to be now only twenty miles north of Picquetberg, indicating \hat their main bodies are steadily work- Ing their way southward. The recruiting for the South African constabulary is porceeding sluggishly. The actual number of recruits dispatched so far from the United Kingdom is 200, but 8(H) more are to start next week, with more than three times the number re quired applying to be enlisted. The se lection of candidates goes on at the rate of 300 a month, at which rate it will take pearly a year and a half to get the neces sary 5.000 men. SAMB OLD THAI" Brlilnh lv Close Formation Advance Into an Ambush. JV»u> lork Sun Special SwtHe* Pretoria, Jan. 10.—In the recent fight between General Babington'a command and a Boer force near Zandfontein, the imperial light horse suffered severely. Having learned nothing by previous ex periences, they advanced in close forma tion up a hill that had previously been scouted by the Hussars, who reported that they found no sign of the Burghers. The Boers, however, were lying in the grass. They allowed the Hussars to pass without molestation, reserving their fire until the Imperial light horse were within fifty yards of them. When the British found they had ridden into another ambush, they dismounted and kept up a hot fire. Seeing that his men were losing heavily, the colonel ordered them to retire. Subsequently they again advanced in extended order and drove the Boers from their position and captured a good part of their convoy. The colonel rode at the front of his meu and stimulated them by his extreme bravery. The leading squad ron sustained several casualties. Seven hundred Boers near Lindley am bushed LOo men belonging to the com uiander-in-chiefs body guard, the corps which attended General Lord Roberts, and killed Colonel Laing. There were several other casualties. General Botha's commando, reported to be L.500 strong, is east of the springs. ATTACKS IX THE MGHT EnsaKtMiieiit* Along' tbe Pretoria Railroad. London, Jan. 10.—General Kitchener •ends news of serious attack* the night of Jan. 7 by the republicans on the British positions, sixty miles apart, along the lines of the Pretoria & Lourenzo Marquez railway. The losses on both sides were heavy. The Boers were beaten off after prolonged fighting. Following is the text of tbe dispatch: Pretoria, Wodnesday, Jan. St.—On the night of Jan. 7 the Boers made simultaneous and determined attttcks upon all of our posts at Belfa»t, Wocderfonteiu, Xooitgedacht and ■\Viidfontein. Intense fog prevailed, and, tak ing advantage of the cover .it afforded, the Boers were able to creep up close to our position. A heavy fire continued until S:*o a. m., wheu the Boers were driven off. One officer was killed and three wounded, while twenty meu were killed and fifty wounded. The loss of the Boers was heavy, twenty-four dead being counted. A convoy taking supplies to Gordon's bri jade, north ot Krugersdorp, was attacked by Beyer's commando yesterday (Tuesday). Tiie Boers were driven off, leaving eleven dead on the field. Our casualties were lour sJightly wounded. SHIT OFF SIPPMKS Kitchener Will Evacuate Towns Out- side the Linen of Communication. If—* York Sun Special Sen-iea Cape Town, Jan. 10.—It is understood that General Kitchener has decided to evacuate all the towns outside the lines of communication. Thus there will be no convoys for the Boers to capture and loot.his idea being to prevent the Burghers from replenishing their supplies at the ex pense of the British taxpayers. All dis tricts which cannot be adequately pro tected and patrolled will be denuded, ■while the lines of communication will be more efficiently guarded. REAL BUTTER SCARCE More Than Halt the Sales in Wash ington Are Oleomargarine. Washington, Jan. 10.—Secretary Wilson made an argument before the senate com mittee on agriculture to-day in support of the Grout oleomargarine bill. He said the measure was intended to protect the fanner and the public. The amount of butter disposed of annually was about eighteen pounds per capita and of oleo margarine something over one pound. He considered this dangerous competition. He did not believe that the regulation of the oleomargarine business would in jure the beef cattle business. More than half the substance used in Washington for .butter was oleomargarine and that to I make certain of getting the real article he had butter for his own table shipped from a creamery in lowa. FLOUR FOR CHINESE PORTS LArge Stocks Awaiting Shipments at Tacoma. . Tacoma, Jan. 10.—The China warehouse Is filled with flour awaiting shipment to Chinese ports. It is estimated there are more than 240,000 sacks being held here for outward bound oriental steamers and the supply is being increased by receipts from local mills and outside shippers. The rush of other freight shows a proportionate volume of business. The oriental liners Tacoma and Bramer are in port loading and the Glenogle, Victoria and Duke of Fife will have,been here for a long time. In addition the China mutual steamer Yangste will arrive to-day. WISE LANDLADY. Understands How to Increase Her Busi- Mtßll^nesg. . The landlady of a certain restaurant in Brockton, Mass., has increased her busi ness so rapidly that she has had to en large her dining-room to accommodate the continually increasing patronage. One of her guests gives the reason. "Every morning she serves her regular guests with Grape-Nuts and hot milk or hot cream in cold weather, and cold cream in summer. I began eating this food and right away began to feel an improvement in my health. I had been terribly trou bled with nervousness and dyspepsia and found it impossible to find a food that would agVee with me until I began board ing at this restaurant "Th© new food, in four mopths, in creased my weight from 120 pounds to 145, and 1 never felt as well in my life as I do now. There is something remarkable la the sustaining power of this food. I have never been able to obtain such re sults from any other." G. R. Hersey, 20 L street, Brockton, Mass. EAGER FOR BATTLE Force of 85,000 Chinese Soldiers Drilling at Sian-fu. BITTER ANTI-FOREIGN FEELING Ministers Are Astonished Over a i,«rj;«- Onai «o Russia hi Tientsin. Peking, Jan. 10. —A Chinaman from Si an-fu, where the court is at present, says that within the city 55.000 Chinese «roopa are drilling continuously and the majority of them are armed with modern rifles. He says that the feeling of the people there is bitterly anti-foreign and that they be lieve that they can meet the allies in the open and defeat them. The ministers are copsidenably aston ished over the Chinese grant to Russia of a concession nor.th of the Pelho at Tien tsin, as compared with the British and French concessions combined. The grant, according to the Russians, was made vol untarily for services in endeavoring to bring about peace. The ministers think the concession constitutes good pay when considered in addition to* the annexation of all Manchuria. Li Hung Chang believes that he will receive to-morrow a favorable reply re gardiug the signing of the agreement. Senor Corogon, the Spanish minister, thinks that the negotiations will com mence at Peking, possibly ending in Eu rope. M. de Giers thinks the negotiations will end at The Hague. FORCED TO CANNIBALISM Appaling- Famine lv tbe Plagrue-Rld den Province of Mifuni. 2ieu> Xork Sun Special Servie* Vancouver, B. C, Jan. 10. —The follow ing mail advices arrived by the steamship Empress of Japan: The latest news from the plague ridden provinces of Shensi is that in the market town, where their majesties are abiding, human flesh is hawked about the streets for sale. The famine is at 1U acute stage and the death rate is appalling. The poor have no food but grass and roots, and many that have money have been driven to buy and eat human flesh. Commends Captain Tlllson. Washington, Jan. 10.—The war department has made public the correspondence between Li Hung Chang, the Chinese envoy, and Captain J. O. F. Tillson, of the Fourteenth United States infantry, provost marshal at Peking, in regard to the manner in which the latter had done his duty in Peking. L'u der date of last November, Earl Li addressed Captain Tillson as follows: "On behalf of the inhabitants and gentry of that part of the Chinese quarter in the city of Peking at present under the military Jurisdiction of the United States army, I have sincere pleasure iv presenting this testi monial of appreciation aud thanks to Johu O. F. Tillson, captain of the Fourteenth in fantry. United States army, American mem ber of the international board of police com missioners and provost marshal. American district, Chinese city of Peking, tor the able and efficient manuer in which he has per formed his duty and protected their lives and property." CHAIN THE SPOONS Chicago Women Are Stealing the Caterers Blind. SOUVENIRS OF THE FEASTS Table Linen, Candle Sticks and Even Decanters Disappear After Big: Dinners. Mew York Sun Speolal Service Chicago, Jan. 10.—Caterers are organiz ing to protect themselves against the "col lection microbe," which is busy among society women. After "Ladies' Day'" at the Chicago Athletic Club there is not a small coffee spoon left on the tables. "This spoon question complained ,of by the C. A. A. people is not a circumstance," said Richard Southgate of the Auditorium. '"-Less than a week ago a : swell society woman carried a silver candlestick three feet long from the palm garden in the an nex, and if the chandeliers were not fas tened I doubt if they would be safe." Superintendent Nichols of the Athletic club said: "Our organization is a favorite with many of the women of Chicago, and nat urally they like souvenirs of, their visits to the clubhouse. If they cannot get after-dinner coffee spoons they take a soup spoon. , I have noticed, too, that many of our club monograms and even an occasional whisky decanter disappear with some of our fair guests. But the women are our friends, and never look upon completing their collections as a form of stealing." Charles H. Smiley, the South Side cater er, said: "Many of the most prominent society women boast of their collections—not alone spoons, but of almost every dinner article from the smallest piece of silver ware to pieces of table linen. Rare speci mens of the particular articles that suit my lady's fancy are gathered from all parts of the world." WORSE THAI\[A MOUSE Cat's Fit Interrupts the Co-eds' Breakfast at Chicago. New York Sun Special Service Chicago. Jan. 10. —Breakfast in Kelley hall, one .of the dormitories occupied by the co-eds at the University of Chicago, was brought to a sudden end to-day by a cat, which had a fit. There was a general exodus, the cries for. help bringing Janitor Dinsdale armed with a shovel. The -cart jumped on one of the tables, overturning the dishes and spilling them on the floor. 'Pausing a moment on the shoulder of one of the girls, the cat took ; a flying leap to another table, .where Miss Luanna Robertson, the head of the house, was seated. "Quick, quick, get some chloroform," was the advice of Miss Robertson, as she started for her room.iJpS£RjMC j Meanwhile the cat circled about the room, jumping at the windows and scratching the girls as they gathered up their skirts and rushed up the stairway. A« the last girl left the room the cat took to the stairway, C closely followed by the janitor. The janitor chased the animal to the third floor, when It leaped into the elevator shaft and -fell to the basement, where the janitor f<fcind it still angry and not a whit sobered by its long fall. After ! a few turns about the basement he cor | nered • the beast and threw it out of. a window. '■' None of the young women was seriously Injured, but few attended their first recitation. TWO GIRLS DISAPPEAR They Fall to Reach Their Mother at Trneadell, Wit. Aeip I'orfc Sun Special S»rvio« Chicago, Jan. 10. —Bessie and Alma Goldey, sisters, 16 and 17 years old. were reported to the police as having disap peared under mysterious circumstances five months ago. The girls lived with their grandmother, Mrs. If. Shields, 1178 North Halsted street. They left the house Aug. 7, and it was thought by their grandmother that they had gone to the home of their mother, which is in Trues dell, Wis OVER THIRTY INJURED. Vancouver, B. C, Jan. 10.—At the annual popular fete of Toshl-No-Ichi, in the Kanda district of Tokio. a heavy rain began falling and in the rush for shelter twenty persons were crushed to death and 312 injured. Some of the buildings were burned by the up setting of kerosene lamps. THE MTNTSTEAPOMS TOtJENAE. PYLE'S REJOINDER South Dakota Attorney -Generla Gave Lee a Body Blow. 'TIS BOARD'S BUSINESS TO ACT Toitipkinn' Case Parallels Phillips— lad- Referendum and .ludU'lal District Talk. Special to The Journal. Pierre, S, D., Jan. 10.—Besides the ac cusations contained in his farewell mes sage, Governor Lee delivered another parting shot at his political opponents by requesting the attorney general to insti tute proceedings to recover toe value of nineteen head of cattle and other property alleged to have been wrongfully converted to his own use by former Superintendent Alnsworth, also to recover from ex-War den Phillips and others a certain increase of salaries allowed to them by the board of charities and corrections from 1893 to 1898. Mr. Pyle lost no time in replying, and his answer reached Mr. Lee while he was yet governor of the state. The com munication makes interesting reading and is in full as follows: Honorable Andrew E. Lee, Governor, Pierre, S. D., Dear Sir: I am in receipt of your com munication of the 7th in?*., calling to my attention the supplemental report of W. H. Tampklns. the superintendent of the reform school, made to the board of charities and corrections, and also calling my attention to portions of a special report made at some time by Marls Taylor, the public examiner, in reference to the compensation and allow ance of certain matters connected with the penitentiary. Ido not know when this special report was made, and in this connection you sey: "I believe the payment of these salar ies was wholly Illegal and that the sum so paid should be recovered by legal moans at the earliest possible moment, and I recom mend that the attorney general institute a suit to recover the same." In this connection I desire to call your attention to the fact that these institutions are under control of a state board of chari ties and corrections, as provided in article H of the constitution, and the powers and duties of this board of chariHes and correc tions are fixed by chapter 5 of the session laws of 1890. Section 5 of this act is as fol lows: "The said commissioners shall have tull power at all times to look into and ex amine the condition of the several institu tions mentioned in section 1 of this act. finan cially or otherwise; to examine and inquire into their methods of instruction and the government and management of their in mates; the financial conduct of all officers and employes of the same: the condition of the buUdings, grounds and other property connected therewith, and into the other mat ters pertaining to their usefulness and K ood management. And for these purposes they shall have free access to the grcuuds, build ings and all books and papers relating to said institutions. • • « and any neglect or re fusal on the part of any officers or persons connected with said institution to comply with the requirements of this section shall be sufficient cause for the removal of such officers, employes or persons from any office I or position held by such officers, employes or ! persons. Said board of charities and cor rections shall, in addition to tbe powers here inbefore enumerated, have all such and I further powers as are now possessed or legally exercised by the several boards of trustees of each and all the institutions here inbefore mentioned." Section 14 of the same act provides- "If | in the opinion of said board, or any three members thereof, any matter in regard to | the management of any institution under its | supervision or any matter in regard to any I inmate of any st eh institution requires legal investigation or action of any kind, notice thereof may be given by the board, or any three members thereof, to tbe attorney «*n eral, and it shall be his duty thereupon to ; make inquiry and take such proceedings in I the premises as he may deem necessary and | proper and to report his action and the re : suits thereof to the board without delay " I am unable to flnd from this s'atute that it is a part of the duties of the superintendent of the reform school to make investigation or criticism upon the actions of his prede cessor, and while it may be proper 'or him j to draw the attention of the board of chari l ties and corrections w> any irregularities lin the management of the institution or in : the accounts. It seems to me thar the'exeru- J tive management of such matters rests witn , the board of charities and corrections. And Inasmuch as these statutes specifically pro vide that the attorney general shall take suitable action upon the recommendation of the board, or any three members thereof after proper investigation, 1 would not feel justified in taking any action in a matter of this character that would in any way supersede, or embarrass, or interfere in any way with the management of the institutions by the proper board This board Is given ample authority to investigate the fact* In all of these matters and to report anything that they deem necessary, requiring the at tention of the attorney general. It seems to me it would be discourteous to the bocrd and would not be conducive of any good to the -state for the attorney general to institute independent proceedings without their co-operation unless It were charged that the board itself, either through incompetence or corruption, was not performing or was not willing to perform the d'ities tmposed upon them by law. I am unwilling to assume that the board is incapable of performing their duties or to assume functions in refer ence to investigations that propr-Hy belong to such board. I also desire to call your atten tion to the fact that while these matters have undoubtedly been called to your atten tion some time since, for some reason you have not deemed it advisable to direct my at tention to them until within four hours of the time that you, yourself, by the constitution I and laws of the state, are going out of office. If the board having authority to investigate these matters shall call upon me for assist ance at any time I shall cheerfully render it and conduct any legal proceedings that the case requires. Very respectfully yours, —John L. Pyle, Attorney General. Warden Phillips had been receiving a salary of $1,800 a year. During his term he*lost about $1,100 In the failed Minne haha National bank, and it is stated that I the bdard of charities increased his sal ! ary to $2,000 a year, made their action j retroactive under the advice of the then ] attorney general, and applied the differ j ence to reimburse the warden for his loss, which was incurred in the performance of his duties. Another feature of the affair is thet only a month ago the board did | exactly the same thing for Superintendent | Tompkins of the reform school. Mr. ' Tompkins lost $400 in the failed bank at | Plarkinton under precisely similar cir cumstances as Mr. Phillips lost his money and the board, feeling that it was no fault of his, reimbursed him by increasing his salary. The attorney general has not been asked to recover from Mr. Tompkins. It is also true that Warden Bowler, who suc ceeded Mr. Phillips, has been drawing the full $2,000 a year under the increase made to Mr. Phillips. C. F. Whaley of Watertown Is here in the interests of a bill which he has pre pared for the establishment of a dairy and food commissioner and prescribing his du ties. Mr Whaley is chairman of a com mittee appointed for the purpose by the State Dairymen's and Buttermakers' as sociation. The bill was copied from the statutes of Colorado, Minnesota, lowa and Wisconsin. It provides that the commis sioner shall, by preparing and distributing circulars and conducting institutes, impari useful knowledge relative to the best method of breeding, caring for and milk ing cows, making butter, etc. It gives him supervision of all creameries and cheese factories where butter and cheese are made to be sold for food and allows him a salary of $1,800 a year. Senator Phik> Hall has another bill on the same subject that was prepared under the supervision of Professor Wheaton of Brookings col lege and it is probable that whatever leg islation is enacted on the subject will be the result of a combination of the two measures. The movement for the creation of new judicial circuits is gaining ground and it is not unlikely that the legislature may GREAT INDEED Will be the Advanrage De rived from an Old Rem edy—in N«w Form. Tho Voegell Bros. Drug Co. ol Our City, Interested. The Public fiarvel, and Dectors Everywhere Pleased. Nowadays It takes considerable to as tonish the world. So many wonderful things have been discovered in the past century that it has seemed almost impos sible that anything more could be found to add to the comfort or benefit of man. Probably no branch of science has made such wonderful strides as have been made In the practice of medicine. . Diseases that a number of years ago were considered fatal, are now known to be curable. Even ; consumption is no longer looked upon with the dread that it formerly inspired. It is right on this line of wasting dis- I eases that we now have news of a won ! derful discovery—one that is bound to i revolutionize the science of medicine and : startle the world. Every one is familiar ! with methods that have been employed by ' physicians for years, in cases that they were afraid would develop into a decline, j In all troubles of the thorat, lungs, bron chial tubes and other similar ailments that were known to end disastrously, i about the first thing the doctor would do - would be to recommend cod liver oil, for cod liver oil has been recognized for a great many years as possessing peculiar ' medicinal properties particularly adapted for the cure of such troubles. Everyone knows the objection, however, to the use of this nauseating remedy. So extremely disagreeable is the taste and smell of cod liver oil that many people have actually been unable to take a sin gle dose of it. Many others have made heroic efforts to take the medicine, but have been obliged to abandon it after struggling with the horrible stuff for a I few days. The consequence is that thousands have drifted into incurable diseases who might have been saved, had it been possible to administer this potent medicine. Enough people have been able to assimilate cod liver oil to prove to the medical profes sion and the world at large, its intrinsic value. Such patients as were blessed wiih j unusually strong stomachs derived benefit from cod liver oil. Why,-then, could not a form of it be devised to be administered I to patients whose digestive organs had been weakened by disease? This is exactly what scientists and j chemists have been aiming at for years, and this is exactly what has been accom plished by two prominent French chem ists. Their secret has been brought to j America and our own Mr. T. Voegeli of : the Voegeli Brothers' Drug Co. has sue- j ceeded in connecting himself with the i prominent firm of Boston chemists who are placing this new preparation on the market. The preparation in question, now that it has been discovered, like all other great inventions, is simple. By a ! peculiar process the liver of the live cod j is treated in such a manner that there is i obtained an extract which contains all, | and only all, of the curative properties | that have made cod liver oil famous. The i horrible-smelling, nauseating-tasting fat I . that has always been a part of this rem ! edy has been left entirely behind. This curative extract is the basis of Vinol which The Voegeli Brothers' Drug Co. is presenting to the public. It is ' placed in a delicious table wine, and in j itself being tasteless, the consumer is un able to distinguish the fact that he is taking anything more than a pleasant port wine. The Voegeli Brothers' Drug Co. have indeed struck it just right in making ar rangements to handle this new remedy, which goes under the name of Vinol. Wine of Cod Liver Oil. It is worth any one's while to talk to them about it and to learn directly from them the good that is being | done by finding a way to administer what has always been a horrible and much dreaded medicine, tin a form that is actu ally pleasant, to say nothing of being a hundred time? more efficient. J decide to form two. It is conceded that I the fifth circuit is altogether too large : to be handled by one judge and it is an j imperative duty to reduce it. One plan : porposes to take Spink and Beadle coun- I ties from the fifth circuit and create a cir cuit embracing them and the counties of Hand, Kingsbury and Miner. In the south paw of the state it is proposed to i make a new circuit from Lincoln, Union, 1 Turner and Clay counties. A vast improvement has been made in the interior of the state house since last session. The walls have been frescoed and the old rookery presents a much more j attractive appearance than ever before. The meeting of the board of railroad commissioners to be held here on Thurs day is likely to be interesting. It is said that Commissioner Smith will insist upon the appointment of Frank Gardner of Sturgis for secretary and that Commis sioner Kirkpatrick is prepared to vote for Gardner if Smith will reciprocate by joining with him in voting to retain T. H. Null as attorney for the board. It is not probable that Smith will enter into any such agreement, and it is stated that Tom Roberts of Armour is likely to be the secretary. It is further said that after Thursday the position of attorney for the board will be open for some other I good man besides Mr. Null. The referendum is as much talked of as any other subject just now. and the more the members study it the more they are convinced that the law can be made a power in the hands of determined people. In fact, through it all legislation of every kind can be blocked for a long period. A number of the members suggest that if a disposition is manifested to abuse the referendum power they will repeal the law, with an emergency clause to the bill, and throw the whole matter into the courts. It is also stated in this connec tion that the law is so loosely drawn that it could not stand the test of the supreme icourt and would probably be declarer! null and void. On the other hand, no one ! seems disposed to meddle with the law unless it is invoked to block proceedings. It is contended that the repeal of the law would render the constitutional pro vision of no effect until future legislation was enacted. , Following are the officers who were voted for by the fusionists at the organi zation of the legislature in the senate and house: House—Speaker, E. F. Gross of Potter; clerk, Henry Wintzy of Brule; first assistant, S. H. Bronson of Miner: second assistant, C. P. Lindekugel of MoCook; chief of en grossing force, C. W. Tate of Edmunds: first assistant, George Fischer of Spink; sergeant at-arms, D. S. Wilson of Hand: postmaster, D. L. Moore of Stanley; chaplain, Rev. Potter of Brule. Senate—President pro tern, L. J. Martin of Miner; secrstary, George L. Kirk of Charles Mix; first assistant. \. c. Justus of Hand; second assistant, William Zpntner of McCook; bill clerk, H. C. Smith of Brule: chief of en grossing force, J. I. Wells of Miner: assist ant, Lawrence Rooney of Brule; serg.-ant-at artns, John S. Bean of Douglas; assistant, .1. Bf. McMullen of Gregory; chaplain. Key. Father O'N'eill of Hughes: messenger, Henry Klindt of Buffalo; watchman, Frederick Fruh of Stan 1 e». Speaker Somers appointed as pages of the house Howard Burrington of Pierre, Wilbur Hargrow of Parker, William Ttu tle and Earl Johnson. Senator Cooper of Lawrence county was called to Rapid City by a telegram an nouncing the very serious illness of his wtfe- —C. J. McLeod. CONFESSES TO BAXKRIPTCV. Special to The Journal. Fergus Falls, Minn., .(an. 10.—Johu lingers, a Barnesville saloon-keeper, filed a petition in bankruptcy, placing his assets at 1688.65, and his liabilities at $1,223.27. To Care a Cola in One D»y Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund the money if It falls to cure. E. W. Grove's bijtuaiure ia on eauit 'iox.. Bml THURSDAY ].m^^MT^st!s^''w-wst^L THE NEW STORE int^r^Qtinni it a*yiq culled from this P re" 111 LCI t^llllij ilUilivs mier stock for lucky Friday buyers. A dainty lunch with our compliments on third floor from II to 4 o'clock. Open 8:30; Close 5:30. FINAL- CRASH Only 30 D. ECONOMY SHOES at Almost Nothing Women's Storm Overshoes, at, per 4J&g% Children's Kid Shoes, value to 40c, at, «f|T^ pair •• • ->: ...........;.. I^f-O per pair ........:....................1 lU Women's $4 Vici Kid Shoes, hand ' €&€&** Misses' and Children's Rubbers, value OO a sewed, at OOli to 40c, at: .«■«C Women's House Slippers, every O"7 A Misses Kid Shoes, value to"si.so *at £*£*** stylo, at fclb per pair DOC Men's Storm Overshoes, value to QE^ Boys' heavy Rubbers 29c $1.15, at &k%3%* Men's Calf Shoes, it.... .\\/.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.''.'.'.s?* Men's > Shoes, odd lots, at 67c Boys' buckle Overshoes 47c Silks ~~] Men's Hat Dept. Laces Fancy Waist Satins—Lining X "We purchased a manufacturer's '|! New French Valenciennes Laces Serges, plain chinas, etc., worth > l o t o f $2 quality «& 4 £\g\ < direct from Calais, made to the to 49c yard; to 4B«!; hats, yours for. . . V I "If If !; New Store's special order; just 'c105e................. ■** !| 1,000 Men's and Boys' AB A ': to introduce the line we offer: Dress Goods |: w^r c aps , .f«***.:*Bp :; :^&tt^.-sidS%. £» Basket Plaids-VigoureuxMix I; HOSIOrV, UnABWMT ORp Rfln TKO valuesto2sc yard....'. .7,0 I; SlfhTei fnd Lf^O^ Boys' Clothing . Dr3H@fi6S '' devalue.-;.- ■....■■OUlt Suits— A big lot of odds and Pillow Ton* n f for 9i in ,},: ! Children's heavy Jersey Ribbed 1; ends in two-piece suits, 6to 16 liSlliii ;j SMSrtfJfc .ess: r. th..'?.. 51.48 3£& Wi foe 38:.. 17cji SM&ii? ciit ■&« ""ui'i"-'."" A 1;! ladies' wool style) Com AJf y,earss Takes to IQp Linens, White Boodsh>inationSuits 11.25 «0 n :!.3^ for , •• * *wl* Fruit of the Loom Husiin—36 $ value • ••••w^^*! Corsets, Undermuslins inches wide, value 10c .6ic i[ Jewelry Department;! lOOdoz. Gowns, Skirts, Drawers, yd, quantity limited.... tlsC ;! W^WWiry tS^aUUl^m ; Cor6ets and Onemiseg V fine Sheeting—9-4 unbleached and;! Phenomenal Watch Bargain—], and embroidered trimmed, finest bleached, very free from specks, ■[ Men's Watch, a full 15-J«weled j| cambrics and muslins, worth worth Ibe and 20c fO^A*; nickel American movement. <; to $1.00. Choice BQ ft yard ';". .., I mm'^Xjf j! with fine micrometric regulator, || Friday ... nr*f C . White Goods—Cut lengths, new ■I in silverine case, value $12.00. :• ' * ' m\" *" *' "■" novelties and fine sheer %€%g% < For a New Cen- (gO Qft \ ■ I3IIII©IS lawns, worth to 25c yd lUt !; tury starter. *POa«9O ,[ storm Flannel-Splendid, dur- Table Linen, fine quality of loom.i Sterling Silver Toilet Articles '! able fleece, heavy and warm dice, warranted all pure linen,;! 5 to 7-inch Hooks, Brushes,!; quality, four choice colors, every worth 45c yard This *BgSf* \ Seals Curlers, etc., val.^j^h^ !' day 10c yard kind, per 45 IJ. time only ............ Am«Jl* ij ue 25c. Friday,choice ■Uu |! yard O^U Wash Boods ji • Mittens | Ladies' Waists Apron Ginghams—Best qual- ;! A mixed lot of good 25c Mit- !; 50 dozen ladies' waists in black, ity Apron Ginghams, every size. ' ; tens for men, women, boys, i' blue and red, flannels, sateens, check and color. Reg. E%g% >! girls, and a few for IQIa | etc, worth to $1.75. JBQ ul*r 7c yard kind... i:v: yy} the baby; special pr... ■ «2v < Friday special... 'Mfv EVANS, MUNZER, PICKERING & CO. LA FOLLETTE'S PET Primary Election Reform Urged Upon Badger Legislators. PRESENT SYSTEM CONDEMNED Voters Mi on !il Have Equajl Voice in the Selection of Party Candidates. Madison, Wis., Jan. 10.—Both houses of the legislature convened in the assembly chamber at 10 o'clock to-day to receive the governor's message. Lieutenant Gov ernor Jesse Stone presided. Governor Robert M. La Follette's Inau gural message to the legislature was a voluminous document, consisting of about 17,000 words. While many subjects are treated in the message, the greatest amount of space was devoted to a discus sion of taxation and a primary election law. The governor said no more important duty confronts the legislature than that of per fecting and writing upon the statute books of Wisconsin a primary election law. Taking up the subject of taxation, the governor said he Is advised that no com plete plan of revision of the tax laws will be proposed, owing to the scope of the work and the great loss sustained to the tax commission in the death of General Michael Griffin. Ample time should be taken and every facility furnished to ena ble the tax commission to complete, in a satisfactory manner, recommendations for a revision of the tax laws. The governor recommended legislation to require the commission not only to have a general supervision of the system of taxation, but to take such measures as will enforce the provisions o-f the law, that all property be placed on the assessment roll at the actual cash value* Truslw. Monopolies! and Lobby. On trusts and monopolies the governor recommended an entire revision of the laws and the enactment of such as shall promise an efficient remedy for the great evil and which at the same time shall not hamper individual enterprise or take from capital reasonable returns. In his judgment the lobby law should be so amended as to restrict the lobby in so far as may be to public argument be fore the two houses and the committees thereof. Revision of the road laws is recommend ed; also that provision be made for the employment of a woman as an additional factory inspector. In advocating a pri-» mary election law the governor said: Primary Kleotlon I-aw. Since government, with us, is conducted by the representatives of some political par ty., the citizen's voice in making and admin istering the laws is expressed through hi 3 party ballot. Hen<?e, .to preserve his sover eign right to aa equal share in government, hf must be assured an equal voice In mak ing his party ballot. This privilege Is vital. C'oatrol .lost at this point Is never regained; rights surrendered here are never restored. As the foundation is laid, so will the struc ture be reaied. The naming of men upon the party ticket is the naming of the men who will make and enforce the laws. It noi ouly settles the policy of the party, it deter mines the character of the government. For many years the evils of th* caucus and convention system have multiplied and battled all atempts at legislative control or tion. The reason for this-is elementary. The evils come not from without, but from within. Tne system, in ail iv details, is in herently bad. it not only favors, but, logic ally uud inevitably, produces manipulation, .- Utmlng, trickery, I'r&ul and corruption. The delegate elected iv caucus is nominally the ageut of the voter to act for him in conven tion. Too frequently he has his own inter ests alone at heart, and. for this reason, has secured his selection as a delegate. As a consequence he.acts, not for the voter, but serve* his own purpose instead. This fact in itself taints the trust from the outset, and poisons the system at its very source. No legitimate business could survive under a system where authority to transact its vital matters was delegated and r«delegated to agents and stibagents, who controlled their own selection, construed their own obliga tions, and were responsible to nobody. From the very nature of the caae such, n system must build up a strong central power. The opportunity offered to acquire a mastery of party nominations, thus controlling great political organizations, and with them pat ronage and legislation as well, was certain to be seized upon by men possessed of the talent of combination, manipulation and po litical management. Hence, to-day, it is well understood that the whole complicated business is managed by a central power, from v which emanates all orders, and to which even "instructed" delegates in conven tion are, in some mysterious way, quickly made subservient. This controlling power is the established polltltcal machine. Its over thiow is always possible; but since it is the inevitable result and logical outgrowth of the system, such overthrow can only be tem porary, and the machine will either be re stored or give way to a new machine con structed upon the same lines and operated upon the same principle of supreme authority. Plan Duty of Legislators. The demand of the voter to-day is clear and explicit. He asks that there be restored to 'him the citizen's right to vote directly for the party nominee of his choice. He ae sert3 that denial of this right, or doubt of his ability to exercise it, is an impeachemeut of the principle upon which state and na tional government Is based. There is no valid objection which can be interposed 10 this reasonable demand upon the part of the citizen, and I submit that the legislature should primarily address itself to the busi ness of framing a law that shall accord him, in full measure, the sovereign power of the ballot. The plan of such legislation will not be found difficult of practical application. The details should be plain and simple. The specific provisions of such legislation are to be determined by the legislature, not by the executive department of the state govern ment. The legislation should be so framed as to insure to each voter an equal voice iv the selection of the candidates of his party, man; accompanying this saould be such pro without let or hindrance on the part of any visions as will insure an accurate registration and determination of the will of the people as expressed in such primary election. The principle has been applied in several states with such a degree of success that the matter is no longer an experiment. These laws have placed the selection of the can didates of all parties, and, consequently, the selection, of all officials, in the hands of the people. The character of the officials se lected, the increased interests of the people in the selection of candidates for pulbie of fice, alike plainly point the way of progress along which the people of this common wealth have bidden us proceed. CAR FOR DRUNKS Order to Night Suburban Train at Stockholm. .\ JV»u> York Sun Special Serviem London, Jan. 10.—A despatch ;to the Daily Mall from Stockholm says.that com plaints have been made that the guards or night trains during the Christmas festivi ties ejected Inebriated passengers at road- Bide stations, leaving them helpless in'the snow with the thermometer twelve de grees below zero. -• The state railway administration has accordingly ordered that the suburban trains at night must be provided with a separate car for Intoxicated persons only. TO SEE THE ECLIPSE. Washington. Jan. 10.-Preparations are be ing made for the expedition whi< ii will be sent by the naval observatory to Sumatra to observe the eclipse of the sun. May 19 The party will be unde» the direction of "Pro fessor Skinner and will include Professor fc-knelberger. Assistant Astronomer Lktell, Professor Peters. Dr. Jewell and Mr Diu widdie. These will leave San KYaneisco on a government transport for Manila next March. PLAQUE . IN / CONSTANTINOPLE Vienna, : Jan. 10.—Positive Information ■ from Trieste states that the plague is breaking out in Coast&ntinoDL/v : Overshoes At Greatly Reduced Prices. Ladles' very best quality storm /*% £» Alaska?, regular price 900, 4Lmj C coin toes, sizes only 2 1 ito 5 .... ** %~* *"" Ladles' Storm Alaskas, £?f\ modern toes, all fl «//7 . sizes v* .<*■%• Child's buckle Arctics, me dium toes, spring heel, sizes *y p 6 to 11, regular price »■• j C 65c, now t^CAW Men's red lined low Over- j q shoes, sizes only 6V4 to 8, 4llC pair ■• w*^ W Home Traded w Shoe Store 3% 215*223 NicoQeb jfjr SOTHERN WILL GO ABROAD Virginia Harned Will Head m Com pany of Her Own. &«u> York Sun Special Service Chicago, Jan. 10.— E. H. Sothern will take his production "Hamlet" to Londou within a few weeks. After this season Virginia Harned (Mrs. Sothern) will be the atax of her own company, and Mr. Sothern will make a production of "Rich ard Lovelace," by Lawrence Irving, Sir Henry's son, which, with "Hamlet," will comprise his repertory next year. "I hope others will gs. do as I did."' (Xake View 'yM ; knife was cut- IB^ l&Hra "' ; hands and feet JraSipT \ Wffip were cold all I BPlim^W^ the time. I ™ had such a tired feeling and such a poor appetite, and when I went to ■- bed I slept only about two hours at a time. I got a bottle of .V Favorite ' Prescription' and by the time I had used two bottles I felt so much better that I continued until I had! taken eight bottles of Favorite Prescription ' and one of ' Golden Medical Discovery,' and now I am so well that my friends remark how well lam looking. Igo to bed now • and sleep till morning. My appe tite is splendid ■ and that tired feel ing has left me. I hope others will do as I did — Dr. Pierce'i ■ medicines a fair trial."