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HANDS CHOPPED OFF Bishop Hamer Tortured by Boxers in North China. SOAKED IN OIL AND BURNED With Htm Perished 5,000 Converts- All the Minion Building;* ,£ Destroyed. . Maw York Sun Smmolml Sorvlcm •San Francisco, - Jan. 16.— Advices from Hongkong* by the steamer Gaelic give fur ther details, of some of the revolting bar barities Inflicted upon missionaries and British converts in North China. Bishop Hamer, whose death was officially reported some time ago, was seized, while celebrating mass, bound ' and : - marched through the city, and as he counted his beads as he marched along, his hands were chopped off. He was then thrown into a loathsome prison. ■ Three days later he was wrapped in cotton, soaked in kerosene and burned to death. With him perished 5,000 converts, and every church and build- Ing connected with .the missions was de stroyed. Another priest, Father Heirinan; ' was seized with a confere. Father Hallet at Huiwa-chong and horribly mutilated. His companion's fate is unknown. Father Saegers of Johol Magnolia was carried several miles, bound like & pig on a bamboo, Thrown into a ditch and burled alive. ' ".-■■■■ HOCKHILL RECALLED President. Wants Him In Washing ton ,aa an Adviser. Washington, Jan. 16.— W. W. Rockhill, special commissioner of the United States ' to China, has been recalled. Mr. BockalU's withdrawal is due to the desire of the ad ministration to have him in Washington, where he will be able to advise the presi dent and Secretary Hay on the eastern problem. He will leave Peking for the United States as soon as navigation opens. Ordered to Peking. Shanghai, Jan. x 6.— Yuh Shi Kai, governor of the province of Shantung, has been ordered to proceed to Peking to assist in the peace negotiations, but it Is expected here he will decline to go. Put on the Bin; Seal. Peking, Jan. 16.—Price Ching and his staff were a long time in the forbidden city. They saw a woman servant guarding the imperial sea/ She produced the seal, the papers were sealed in her presence, and then the seal wa3 returned. Peking Judicial System. Peking, Jan. 16.—The allied military com manders have instituted a judicial system here. Chinese judges were appointed in each district by the commanding general. The death penalty is provided by international agreement for those participating in the Boxer movement, or robbery during the up rising, for attacking foreign police or their representatives, and for resisting arrest for murder or attempted murder, robbery, coun terfeiting and plundering. Death sentences must be approved by the commanding general of the district. ENGLISH LESS VIOLENT CHANGED TONE ON THE TREATY Article by Henry WHtterson la At tracting Attention in London, *3mw York Sun Special Smrvlcm London. Jan. 16.— article written by Henry Watterson of the Louisville Courier-Journal on 'The Relations of the united States and England" is attracting much attention here. It is considered an adroit and friendly summary of American opinion respecting the Nicaragua canal, and a strong appeal to the foreign office for the acceptance -of the senate amend ments to the treaty." Copies have been sent to Lord Lansdowne,- Joseph Chamber lain and other members of the cabinet, and it is hoped that it will exert a marked influence in promoting the settlement of the canal question. The points on which special stress is laid, in this article are that the senate has not added anything Lord Salisbury would not have sanctioned if he had been consulted' in advance of Secretary Hay; that no English interests are touched by the. amendments; that Lord Salisbury, by accepting the' revised text, can lay "the foundation of a friendship ; between the two nations more enduring than any al liance, and that there are strong reasons for a better understanding and a working agreement between the United States and England. Now that they have had time to con sider the matter, a noticeable change is taking place In the views of the leading English newspapers with regard to the> Nicaragua canal question. The Telegraph says that England is prepared to recog nize America's claims to the control -of the undertaking, so long as provision is made that the canal shall be free and open to vessels of all nations on terms of entire equality, so that there shall be no discrimination against any nation in re spect to conditions or charges on traffic or otherwise. The paper adds that if the United States were to press for the formal abrogation of the Clayton-Bulwer treaty In the usual diplomatic manner, the Brit ish government would not prove difficult to deal with. QDo Cure the Grip in Two Days avativeßromo-Quinine removes the cause. CHINESE DEPEW Wn Tins Fang in Demand as a Pub lic Speaker. A'ew Torb Sun Spoeial Service Washington, Jan. 16.—Wu Ting Fang, the Chinese minister, is becoming the most popular orator in the country and receives quite as many invitations to deliver public addresses and after dinner speeches as Mr. Depew. He is going to St. Louis, Chicago and Indianapolis next month. If he ac cepted every invitation he would be on the lecture platform or at a public banquet every night. Mr. Wu is a very pleasing speaker. He has a droll way of telling truths that takes with an audience. His speeches have done much to change the opinion prevailing among the American public about his own people. A PRIVILEGE Thrown Away Entirely. & It is curious to observe how hard it if forborne people to give up coffee drink ing, after they have, become, at; least half satisfied, that it is the cause of their ill health, but it becomes an easy task to give it ,up when: one takes Postum Food Coffee in its place, providing, of course that Postum is made according to direc tions, for then it has the rich, beautiful color,- and a satisfying taste, while the rapid improvements in health clinches the argument. :: —-~- ..,-._ . - ... , A young lady at Cambridgeport Mass says: "When it was shown to me plainly that my ill health and excessive nervous ness was largely due to the coffee habit I realized that 1 must give ;t up but' it was next to impossible to do so. How ever, I made the trial and took Postum Food Coffee, with tie mental reservation of the "privilege,' as 1 termeii it, of drink ing coffee once a week. "Little did I dream what a true friend Postum was destined to become to me. The old stomach trouble left, the nervous ness vanished, and good, natural, healthy sleep came to my relief. In less than six months I felt like another person, I was so well and happy. "The 'reserve privilege* in regard to using regular coffee was thrown to the winds, i have noi the slightest desire for it; in fact, I very much prefer my Postum to any coffee." SEND MORE TROOPS Reinforcements Will Be Hurried to South Africa. **■ ■ '."".'' '„ .■ .' ■ ALARM :v- OVER THE SITUATION British Troopi Are Said to Be Worn . Out and Completely Dis . courased. . < Mow York Sun Snmolal Smrvlcm. London, Jan. Finally aroused by the alarming - situation in South Africa, the government has. decided to pour reinforce ments into the Transvaal as rapidly as pos sible. General Brabant, the commander-In chief in Cape Colony has sounded a note of warning that cannot be ignored, when in addressing a conference of mayors at Cape Town he said the only hope of check ing the invasion was to send 1,000 men to the front lined lately. In connection with this warning is the fact generally admitted that the British troops" now in South Africa are utterly worn out. The Boers have kept them in a state of anxiety until many of them bor der on nervous prostration. Others have become indifferent, their fighting spirit is gone, and new blood must be infused to get any life into the forces. This has ben brought home to the war office and the result is the determination to hasten enlistments and speed the re cruits to the front without delay. It is officially stated that the war office will invite the enlistment of 5,000 addi tional yeomanry for service in South Af rica. %' It is unofficially stated that the war of fice has telegraphed to the commanders of most of the volunteer battalions in the country asking how many men they can supply and when they can supply them to replace volunteers who have been in South Africa for a year. It Is understood that 5.000 men are wanted for a year or until the war ends. Convoy Captured. Pretoria, Jan. 16.—The Boers have captured a convoy of twelve wagons with provisions for troops at Rhynoster Kop. They killed two of the British guards and wounded eleven. The remaining nine surrendered. The Boers, apparently fearing the approach of other troops, abandoned the wagons and pris oners. BURNED BY THE MOB Alexander, the Kansas Negro, Put to Death at the Stake. GOVERNOR BLAMES THE SHERIFF He Sa>« the Militia Waa Ready to Guard the Life of the Priaoner. Leavenworth, Kan., Jan. 16.—Fred Alex ander, the negro who Saturday evening attempted to assault Miss Eva Roth, and who was supposed to have assaulted and killed Pearl Forbes in this city in Novem ber last, was taken from the sheriff's guard and burned to the stake at the scene of his crime, half a dozen blocks from the center of the city. Probably 8,000 people witnessed the lynch ing. Alexander was brought to the city from the penitentiary at Lansing in the after noon and placed in the county jail. Sheriff Everhardy refused to surrender the negro, so the mob battered down the doors. A railroad rail was stuck into the ground and the negro was fastened to it with chains. Then coal oil was poured over his body and set afire by the father of the Forbes girl. The negro protested inno cence to the last. The sheriff was taken sick during the excitement at the county jail and Is now confined to his bed. The sheriff asked the governor for the state militia by telephone and the governor replied that he would send the militia but would require a written request or a telegraph message. This, for some reason, it Is said, was not done. Governor Blames tbe Sheriff. Topeka, Kan., Jan. 16. —Governor Stan ley is very indignant at the result of the lynching at Leavenworth. He says he will restore the death penalty in Kansas. "The sheriff of Leavenworth is either a despicable scoundrel or a despicable cow ard," said the governor. "There was no reason in the world that the negro should not have been protected to the last. The whole militia power of the state would have been devoted to that effort and the sheriff knew it all the time. "I ordered the militia of Lawrence and Topeka to be ready and they would have been sent to the scene of the trouble the minute the sheriff would say he needed them. Instead, however, the sheriff was very sure he could guard the man. "The warden of the penitentiary had no right to keep Alexander there, as he had been convicted of no crime. He could do nothing else than deliver him to the sheriff when that Individual insisted that it should be done. The sheriff is to blame, and nobody else." Investigation Demanded. A joint resolution was passed by the Kansas legislature to-day deploring and condemning the Leavenworth lynching, favoring a most rigid investigation, and demanding that the perpetrators be pun ished. Sheriff's Defense. Sheriff Everhardy said to-day: Those who condemn me should place them selves in my position. I did my duty so far as lay within my power, but was over whelmed by superior numbers. I deplore the fact that Alexander was burned. I did my full duty as sheriff of Leavenworth county. I did not request state militia and am glad the troop* did not arrive. If they had, sev eral innocent lives would have been lost. A LITTLE TOO SLOW French Claim Wireless Telephony Discovery a Minneapolis Honor. Paris. Jan. 16.—M. Emilie Qautier an nouuces that the first step has been made in the discovery in wireless telephony. He ascribes the diseoveiy to M. Machie, a French inventor whose experiments M. Gautier wit nessed in the forest of St. Germain on Sun day. The transmitter was in a house on the ousklrts of the forest. It was connected with the earth in the manner in which lightning rods are connected. Two iron posts, ninety feet apart, connected with the conducting wire, were planted in the ground about 1,000 yards distant. Voices and other sounds at the transmitter were clearly heard at an or dinary telephone receiver attached to one of the posts. M. Machie will not divulge the secret of his discovery. • If. Machie has hitherto not succeeded in transmitting messages further than 1,000 me ters. The statement in the above dispatch that M. Machie's discovery is the first step in the direction of wireless telephony ia incor rect. On Dec. 21 last the New York Bun pub lished a dispatch from Minneapolis giving the details of a successful experiment in the use of telephone without wires made by James Kelsey of the Northwestern Telephone exchange. The facts of this experiment were cabled to Europe, but apparently failed to attract attention. Somewhat successful ex periments have also been tried in England. FRENCHMEN FIOHT. Paris, Jan.. 16.—A duel with swords was fought to-day between M. Lrbain Gohier a well-known anti-millionaire writer and au thor of "The Army Against the Natiou," and M. Latapie, a journalist, who considered him self insulted by one of M. Gohier's articles in the Aurore. M. Gohier was severely wounded in the abdomen during the first onslaught and the duel was stopped. THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL. ALL AN ACCIDENT Defense in Jennie Bosschieter Mur der Case. KNOCK-OUT DROPS ARE DENIED Attorney Says Hackman'a Story of an Aaaault In Not True—-Me- AlUter Testifies. Paterson, N\ J., Jan. 16.—0f the three alleged murderers of Jennie Bosschieter, the mill.girl, Death shows the most de jection and nervousness. McAlister is comparatively selfpossessed, but Camp bell is evidently troubled and anxious. There is a possibility of the defense clos ing its case to-day and the trial ending to-morrow. Michael Dunn to-day opened the case for the defense. He promised to prove that the death of Jennie Bosschieter was not caused in ihe commission of assault. The meeting of the four men, McAlister, Campbell. Death and Kerr, was not pre arranged, and that the girl made the first advances that opened the way for the meeting af Saal's saloon. In the saloon the girl drank freely, taking cock tails and absinthe. She became drowsy. Then she was escorted from the saloon to the hack. She was not carried. In the hack she had become unconscious, and the men lifted her from the hack to the ground, where they kneeled around her and made every effort to revive her, rub bing her 1 hands and face. The hackman was mistaken when he testified that the accused men assaulted the girl. The death of Jennie Bosschieter was ac cidental, her drink was not drugged by the defendants. The misfortune that be fell her might fall to any other girl under similar circumstances. , MrAUiter'n Story. Walter. C. McAlister testified that on the evening of Oct. 18 he saw Jennie Bosshieter with Death and Campbell. He had known Jennie Bosshcieter about, two and a half years. He had taken her rid ing when he first became acquainted with her, but had never been to any social affairs with her. The witness and Kerr walked to Saal's saloon. Death came out of the back room and McAlister asked whether he might Join the party, and Death replied that he would ask the girl, Jennie Bosschieter. He called to McAlister to come in. The witness ordered a bottle of champagne. The girl drank two glasses of wine and then appeared to be "pretty full." There was a hack outside of the saloon, and it was thought that a drive would do the girl good. They drove up the GofHe road, intending to stop at Lee's place, but when they reached there it was closed. Then they turned around to drive home, and had entered the Rock road mhen the girl complained of feeling ill. She asked to be taken out of the carriage. They tried in every way to revive her. They put her back into the hack and drove to Dr. Wiley's office, and as he was not at home, they hurried to Dr. Townsend's house McAlister said: It was our intention to act on the sug gestion c>f the hackman at first and drive to the girl's borne. We purposed to leave the dead body on the front stoop of the Boes chieter home, but there were so many per sons passing in the neighborhood that we decided to turn back, and finally left the body, where it could easly be found, near Alea's icehouse. This concluded McAlister'a direct testimony. State Reata. After a day in which one event crowded on the heels of another and dramatic in cident followed dramatic incident, the prosecution in the case of the three young men on trial for the murder of Jennie Bosschieter, rested its case at the close of yesterday's session. The prosecution demands a verdict of murder in the first degree for the reason that, under the laws of New Jersey a per son who compasses the death of another by the unlawful administration of poison is guilty of murder in the first degree, on the ground that one who compasses the death of another as an incident to the commission of a felony is also guilty of the same crime in the same degree. REPORTED DEAD TOO SOON BAROX VOX KETTELER'S MURDER Mr. Gamewell Says the .News Was Printed in America Four Days Before the Crime. Maw York Sun Special Smmvlom Washington, Jan. 16.—Rev. F. D. Game well, tbe Methodist missionary who did valuable services during the siege of the legations in Peking and who Is now in this country, thinks he has made a re markable discovery. Baron yon Ketteler, the German minis ter, he says, was murdered June 20, in Peking. The announcement of his death appeared in American newspapers June 16, telegraphed from Hongkong to London under the date of June 16, four days before the assassination. Thus far there is no explanation. Mr. Gamewell insists he is sure of his dates. SUSTAINED THE ORDER Brown «1 Saenger Given a Small Judgment Against S. Dakota. Special to The Journal. Pierre, S. D., Jan. 16.—1n the supreme court this morning an opinion was handed down by Judge Haney in the case of Brown & Saenger vs. the State of South Dakota, in which Judgment is rendered in favor of the plaintiffs for $180. The case is one in which the right is tested of an officer to order sup plies which will be used by his successor. The court holds that in the absence of fraud or collusion and in good faith and when or dered in the regular course of business, the order should be sustained. The court admitted A. J. Keith of Sioux Falls on a certificate from the supreme court of Minnesota. ,Governor Herreid has granted an extradi tion warrant on request of the governor of North Dakota for Charles Banfield,'- wanted at Ellendale on a charge of burglary, and a requisition on the governor of Colorado for Homer Camden, wanted at- Mitchell on a charge of criminal assault. SALT CURE IS OLD It Has Been Used at Intervals - for Years, Says Dr. Fletcher. »M> York Sun Sjteelal Service Washington, Jan.. 16.—Dr. Fletcher of the medical library says that the salt cure now . attracting <so much attention is very old, but that its use has been spasmodic. Every few years it seems to be ; revived with more or lesa success and after a time is : abandoned by practitioners. \ At each revival, however, new methods of applica tion are developed. A WELSH RABBIT SET. A Welsh "rabbit" set, in china, exquisitely band-painted, has a narrow, oblong platter to hold the strips of toast, and rather small round plates. The set is decorated in wood violets in natural tints with rabbits in vari ous poses among the sprays. • • The Lion's Share. New York. Jan. 16.—(Journal Special)— The Mutual Life Insurance company of New York has made to Its representatives throughout the United States and Canada a preliminary announcement as to its busi ness on this continent during the year 1900. As usual, it leads all other companies in assets, income earned, amount paid to policy holders, net premiums (including annuities), in interests and rents received, and in volume o.' . Md for new business] excluding impaired and vicious risks] which it does not accent. Accumulated funds available for security are greatly in excesß of those held by any other company. The bond and mortgage loan account, the most important in the assets of a life com pany, is larger than that of any other simi lar institution. The Mutual Life Is stlU the pre-eminent company. DURING THE GRIP— FOR YOUR KIDNEYS. n I*l 1 I'M' PI -~|l^\Vir\il' 1 V'« V 'Jhrarr ~J \ I Statistics prove that one of the great dangers of the Grippe is its bad after-effects, and weakening influ ence on the kidneys and urinary organs. There are over 290,000 cases of grip in Xew York City alone, and the disease is most prevalent all over the United States. The virus or poison of this infleunza pro duces a most damaging effect upon the mucous membranes of the whole system, and especially upon the kidneys, liver and digestive organs, and it is on this account that those who have had the disease ex perience such a depressed and weakened feeling, from which it seems almost im possible to fully recover. Many suffer for months from this depression; from this weakened feeling. To Prevent the Grip ' you must keep your kidneys and liver in good working order, your blood in good condition, and the stomach and digestive organs in good action by the use of Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, the great kidney remedy. It happily meets all the require ments, both as' a preventative of the grip and as a means of recovering strength and health after an attack. Thousands Sampim Bottle Smnt Free By Mail. If you have the Grip or are trying to recover from an attack, send at once to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Binghamton. N. V., who will gladly send you by mail, without cost to you, a sample bottle of the great kidney remedy Swamp-Root, and a book containing many of the thousands upon thousands of testimonial letters received from men and women cured. Be sure and say that you read this gener ous offer in the Minneapolis "Daily Journal" when sending your address to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Binghamton, X. Y. HAS CAUSED A LOSS Chicago Drainage Canal Condemned by Lake Carriers. UNITED EFFORT AT LAW URGED Opening of the Bin, Meeting; at Ue trlot— Wolvin of Uuluili In Elected President. Detroit, Mich., Jan. 16.—Over a hundred members of the Lake Carriers association were present in the hall of the Hotel Cad illac to-day when President Farrlngtoa called the tenth annual convention of the association to order. The report of the board of managers of the association was the first business taken up by the conven tion. The report, which was read by Secretary i Koop, showed an increase of 80,000 tons in | the tonnage represented in the associa tion. "With two exceptions," says the re port, "the tonnage of the association now includes all the fleets of importance on the lakes." The treasury was reported to be in more satisfactory condition than for several years. In addition to meeting the running expenses of the association, a deficit from last year of $2,000 was wiped out. The report declared that the opening of the Chicago drainage canal has caused vessel men much financial losss. "Tug bills show enormous increase," says the report, "and important losses in earnings followed in ability to load vessels to their normal ca pacity owing to the dangerous currents and shallow water, particularly over the tunnels. It is not just that this injury should remain without compensation, and with the prospect of additional losses at the opening of the next navigation season while the United States authorities have it in their power to exercise such control over the operation of the canal as to mini mize the danger and expense thereof, and a united effort at law, if necessary, should be made by those injured to effect a recov ery from the sanitary trustees." The importance of the maintenance of the lake levels was urged and gratification expressed that the pending river and har bor bill contains a provision authorizing the president to enter into negotiations with Canada looking toward the mainte nance of these levels. When nominations for the presidency for the ensuing year were called for, Captain John Keith of Chicago, whose name had been mentioned for the office, announced that he was not a candidate, and nomi nated Captain A. B. Wolvin, of Duluth. Captain Wolvin's name was enthusiasti cally seconded by several members and he was elected by a unanimous vote. Other officers were then re-elected as follows: Secretary, Charles H. Kerr, Buffalo; treas urer Captain George McKay, Cleveland; counsel, Harvey D. Goulder, Cleveland. The convention instructed President Wolvin to telegraph to the members of the house rivers and harbors committee the thanks of the association for the munifi cent appropriations granted the great lakes in the river and harbor bill now be fore the house. RECKLESS SHOOTING BY A BOY. Spectal to The Journal. Elysian, Minn., Jan. 16.—A report reached here to-day of a reckless case of shooting north of town, in which the eldest daughter of Gus Kreuger was injured. The 18-year-old son of John Hermal, when driving past the Connorville schoolhouse, wantonly fired sev eral shots from a revolver through the win dows of the building, in which school was being held. One of the builets struck Miss Kreuger in the forehead. Young Hermal has been placed under arrest.—Mrs. E. Stangler died yesterday after a lingering Illness from consumption. Both Side* at Once. Washington, Jan. 10.— Secretary Root Is holding the report of the court of inquiry which investigated the Booz ease to be made public simultaneously with that of the con gressional committee. The impression prevails at the war de partment that the congressional committee will denounce the tactics of the cadets at the military academy and the administration of the institution. This report, it is feared, will prejudice the country against the acad emy, and the military report Is expected to offset that of the congressional committee. LOOK OUT have found a cure and have been restored to health by its use. Mr. Bilger, of Eden, Pa., writes: "I had a bad attack of the Grippe; after a time caught cold and had a second attack; It settled In my kidneys and liver, and Oh! such pain and misery In my back and legs. The physicians' medicine and other things that 1 used made no impression, and I con tinually grew worse. "Father bought me a bottle of Dr. Kil mer's Swamp-Root, and before 1 had used all of the second bottle I felt better, and to-day I am just as strong, vigorous and well as ever." D. H. BILGER, Eden, Pa. The mild and immediate effect of Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, the great kidney and bladder remedy, is soon realized. It stands the highest for its wonderful cures of the most distressing cases. Swamp- Root wili set your whole system right, and the best proof of this is a trial. Swamp-Root is pleasant to take and is for sale the world over at druggists in bottles of two sizes and two prices—fifty cents and one dollar. Remember the name, Swamp-Root, and the address, Bing hamton, N. Y. SO. DAKOTA LAND VALUES THE CHANGES OF A FEW YEARS Early Day Life and Conditions Con trasted With Those of To-day. Special to The Journal. Yankton, S. D., Jan. 16.—Wonderful are the changes that a few years have wrought in South Dakota counties. An old man some years ago a resident of Lincoln county, returning from a visit to his old homestead, where he went that he might renew acquaintances, if any were left, and see what improvements had taken place, gave a graphic account of the changes. When he was a resident there miles had to be traversed before a human habitation could "Tae found, and the beautiful city of Canton was then a struggling hamlet. To day the country is thickly settled by a good class of people. Many came in the early days and have accumulated wealth in lands, and are now living as landlords, reaping the rewards of their early labors. The county has many large and improved stock farms, from which thousands of cat tle are shipped annually to supply the eastern demand. Sheep ranches are to be found where thousands of sheep are fed for market. It iB one of the best wheat producing sections of the state. Several i large fruit farms are to be found that are supplying nearly all the demand from towns about. Sections that could have been purchased for the payment of back taxes a few years ago easily bring $20 and $35 per acre. As another illustration of the rise of South Dakota land values, a transaction made by Ross Smith, living in Hanson county, is cited. Mr. Smith about a year j ago bought a half section of land from | Henry W. Lanz for $3,000, the only im- I provement being an old barn valued at i $200. This week he sold the property to I a society from Bon Homme county for i $5,100, being allowed to remove the house jhe had erected, the barn and fence. He j then purchased a half section of G. H. Montgomery for $4,500, which cost Mont gomery two years ago $1,700. A South Dakota institution which is de serving of the aid and co-operation of every citizen is the state normal school iat Springfield, recently opened for the j year's work with a good attendance. Up ! to this time the entire expenses of this i institution has been paid by the people of Springfield and the pupils of the school. and its splendid record should commend if to the legislature. FIRE AT PARK RIVER Losses Will Foot tp 915.000 and Over. Speetal to The Journal. Park River, N. D., Jan. 16.—At midnight fire originated in Jack Cavanaugh's room from a lamp. The losses are: Dunn Drug company $7,000, insurance $4,900; Birder's building $3,000, insurance $1,000; Woodard, barber, $500, insurance small. Dr. Waugh's office furniture, and Parker's, Cavanaugh's and Thorlachies' Office effects were a total loss. T. T. Thompson, grocer, also lost. Some fled for their lives in their night clothes. Berlin—Johann Feber, founder of the fam ous \ea? pencil factory, died at Nuremberg, aged 84 years. Don't Miss This am — i Fourteen different styles of La- < dies', warm House Slippers—some \ plain and some fancy; not all sizes i in each style, but all sizes in the ! lot. 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