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Miss Minnie Kelly
Miss Lillian Jones
Miss Lydia Benson
Miss Bridget McCarthy...
Miss Alice Miley
Miss Mary Albright
Miss Olive Johnson
Miss Cora Hester
Miss Gene Goddard
Jessie Campbell
Miss Lottie Anderson
Miss Donahue
The REVIEW'S great contests ended
OD Thursday afternoon at the fair
grounds. From one o'clock until the
votes were all counted the floral hall
was crowded with eager and intensely
interested people. Until 2:45 the votes
were counted as cast and the footings
placed upon the blackboard. Frequent
changes took place in the standing of
the candidates and each change elicited
marked enthusiasm from the friends of
the candidates. When the balloting
opened at the fair grounds Miss Pester
had a slight lead in the town contest
and Miss Benson was about a thousand
votes ahead of all the out of town con
testants. Very soon Miss Kelly began
to draw ahead, and was in first place for
a short time. Then the vote for Miss
Fester began to come in in groat
bunches and she lead the others by
several hundred.
Miss McGuire and Miss Benson take the
Second Prizes.
About 2 o'clock the Charter Oak dele
gation arrived. It consisted of William
Mains, who had been deputized to cast
the votes of the Charter Oak people.
It seems that the people of Charter
Oak had been at work for nearly wo
weeks, gathering up coupons, getting
new subscribers all over the west end
of the county and doing very little
talking. On Tuesday their candidate
had eight hundred votes, by Thursday
noon she was past the thousand mark
and about an hour after the polls open
ed Mr. Mains deposited over one thous
and votes on behalf of the people of
Charter Oak. Later, during the closed
balloting, about five hundred more
votes were cast for Miss Jones and she
won by twenty plurality.
A Large Crowd Witnesses the Exciting Close of the Contest
—Three Thousand Votes Cast during the last
Fifteen Minutes. The Prizes Awarded.
Miss Laura McGuire 1994
Miss Helen Pester 1959
'Miss Minnie Marshall
•v..-'- •,- ^^yz' .• •. .v .v
Miss Benson's many friends worked
like Trojans in her behalf. Up to
Thursday afternoon it looked as if she
was a sure winner and her friends
were very confident up to the last
moment. One of the interesting in
cidents of her campaign was that her
brother started down from Kiron with
a large number of belated votes, on the
way his bicycle broke and he was de
layed in getting a teem so that he did
not arrive at the voting place until
about 4 o'clock when the votes bad all
been counted.
In fact, almost every candidate is
now able to And enough votes which
were not cast to have turned the tide.
The contest was conducted strictly ac
cording to the rules as at first laid
down, and polls were closed at the time
previously advertised. During the
silent voting Miss Kelly received over
fourteen hundred votes and Miss Mc
Guire received eleven hundred.
Miss McGuire was thought to be out
of the contest but her friends had held
their votes in reserve and she was
awarded the second prize.
The final count of the votes was
made by Mr. Emil Kruger and Mr.
John Ainswortb and it is needless to
say that it was done with the utmost
fairness to all.
Miss Minnie Kelly the successful can
•didate in the city contest, is one of
Denison's brightest and best young
ladies. She is energetic, studious and
ambitious and the REVIEW has every
confidence that she' will make the best
possible use of (he scholarship awarded
her by the readers of this paper.
Miss Laura McGuire, who received
the next highest number of votes, is the
daughter of Jas. McGufre, and is in
deed, a bright and pb^'lii'r lady,
ller friends werej^^i^^^^Jief,
Miss Minnie Marshall also made a
remarkable run considering the fact
that no determined effort was made in
her behalf and that she received nearly
six hundred votes almost without
In the county contest Miss Lillie
Jones, who won the scholarship, is one
of the bright, intelligent young ladies
of whom Charter Oak is so justly proud.
The manner in which her home people
rallied to her support in the face of
what appeared to be tremendous odds
was in itself an endorsement of the
highest kind. Had she not won the
scholarship she could still have been
proud of the support she received.
Miss, ones has attended the college
before and is known here as one of the
best and most faithful of students.
The most determined canvass of the
whole contest was made by the people
of Kiron in behalf of Miss Lydia Ben
son. That the people of that little berg
should have been able to gather such
strength for the candidate of their
choice shows the highest possible spirit
of loyalty and kindliness. We know
that the people of Kiron will feel dis
appointed but they have the satisfac
tion of knowing that they made a can
vass which was at once the surprise
and the admiration of the whole coun
ty. The'y did everything«possible for
their candidate and Miss Benson may
well congratulate herself upon their
faithful friendship.
Miss McCarthy stood third in the
contest with more than a thousand
votes to her credit. Living out of town
her friends did not ve the opportun
ity of collecting as many coupons as
did those living in more closely settled
communities. Nevertheless her friends
were loyal to her and her record of
more than a thousand is one of which
she may always be proud. Miss Miley
of Vail, was also one of the candidates
who made a splendid showing. Her
friends too did much hard work for her
and showed their affection for their
ever faithful teacher. The REVIEW
was notified that a large number of
votes were coming for her on the
Thursday afternoon train and in order
that her friend's votes might: be count
ed, a special messenger was sent to the
postoffice and the last votes counted
were more than a hundred sent in for
Miss Miley. The other candidates
were all young ladies to whom the
prize might have been awarded with
out a doubt of the scholarship falling
into any but worthy hands. They were
not in a position, some of them, to give
personal attention to the contest and
the fact that they received such recog
nition from their friends and neigh
bors is certainly a creat compliment.
As to the REVIEWS snare 111 the con
test it has had both its pleasant and
unpleasant features. The work of
counting the thousands of coupons was
no light task, but it was easy compared
to the task of seeiuu that in so far as
possible 110 candidate obtained an un
advantage over another. It i9
and although she did not win the schol
arship we trust that the pretty watch
and chain which was presented by Mr.
Chamberlin will always prove a pleas
ant reminder of those who helped her
in the race.
Miss Helen Fester stood third in the
contest and the manner in which she
took her disappointment added many
to her large list of friends and admirers.
very gratifying to the REVIEW that not
only the winners but the losers have
expressed their thanks for the fairness
with which the contests were conduct
ed. Ferhaps sometime in the future
the REVIEW will give its readers a
chance to vote again, but in the mean
time we wish to thank our readers for
their uniform courtesy and honesty with
which the contests were conducted
upon their part and to express the wish
that all the young ladies and their
friends may have nothing but pleasant
memories of the contest and that the
successful ones may prove themselves
worthy in every way of the confidence
and honor given them by the REVIEW'S
readers, and that the losers will remem
ber that they have many friends who
have proven their fidelity and esteem.
A Card of Thanks.
I wish to thank my many friends who
have so kindly helped me to succeed'in
the REVIEW contest their kindness is
duly appreciated.
I wisn to express through the col
umns of the REVIEW my sincere and
heartfelt thanks to the many loyal
friends whose earnest efforts made it
possible for me to succeed in the con
test just closed, and also to the RE
VIEW for its fair treatment throughout
the contest..
Editor REVIEW: Will you please
express my thanks to the kind friends
who so loyally aided me during the RE
VIEW contests. I also wish to express
my satisfaction at the manner in which
the contest was conducted.
Card of Thanks.
Although I did not win the scholar
ship, I wish to thank those who favored
me. I will always feel grateful and
cherish the memory of so many kind
friends in Denison and Kiron.
From the way votes came in since
Tuesday, I feel convinced that the man
ner in which the contest was conducted
by the REVIEW was absolutely fair and
s* Card of Thanks.
I desire to express my gratitude to
those who so kiudly aided me in the
REVIEW contest and also to thank the
editor for the fair and impartial way in
which the contest was conducted.
Secretary Kemming.
We believe that the people owe a
debt of gratitude to Mr. Chas. Kem
ming for his good work as secretary of
the fair. It is entirely a labor of love,
and usually it is a case of Love's Labor
Lost, but Mr. Kemming has done every
thing in his power to make the fair a
He has doubtless made some mistake^
we do not know what ones, but we do
not believe a John Wannamaker could
run a county fair without making a
mistake. We also suppose that there
are about 500 men in Denison who
could have done better in their own es
timation. We do know that Air. Kem
ming has given both time and mont
to the work of the fair and that he has
done it without hope of reward. Deni
son needs a few more Kemming's for
such work as this.
Alexander McMillan, aged 103, died at
Sioux City, la.
The Botna Valley state bank at Hast
ings, la., was robbed by cracksmen of $2,135.
A freight wreck at Ledpslc, O., nesulted
in the death of Eaglneer Popp and'Brake
man 'Morlarlty.
Herman B. Dahle has been nominated for
congress by the republicans of'the Second
Wisconsin district.
The Brown tobacco plant at St. Louis has
been purchased by the American Tobacco
com# any for $1,250,000.
The completion of the railroad from the
Dakotas to the great lakes was celebrated
enthusiastically at West Superior, Wis.
The body of Jennie Hickey, a 13-year-old
schoolgirl, was found floating in the lake
at Chicago. Her skull had been crushed in.
Colorado prohibitionists have declared
for free silver and nominated a state ticket
headed by Rev. C. B. Spencer for governor.
The sovereign lodge, I. O. O. F., and its
auxiliaries, In session at Boston, held a
big parado of the brilliantly uniformed
The quartermaster's department of the
army denies the charges made by certain
officers that boilers were not furnished for
boiling water at Chlckamauga.
Ferdinand W. Peck, the United States
commissioner to the Paris exposition, ac
companied by his staff, deposited a gold
wreath on the tomb of Lafayette.
It is officially announced at Paris that
Mons. P. Cajnbon, the French ambassador
at Constantinople, has been transferred to
London, succeedmg Baron De Coureel.
Lieut. Col. Nicholas Senn, chief surgeon
United States volunteers, has been hon
orably discharged from the service of tho
United States, his services being no longer
When the train conveying Gen. Tornl ar
rived at Bojar, Spain, tho wailing crowd
heaped insults upon him as soon as lie
iipq^e his appearance In response, to their
depi&riiA A"*
Republicans of New Jersey In Con
vention at Trenton Name Voor
Trenton, N. J., Sept. 22.—The re
publican state convention to nominate
a candidate for governor was called to
order in Taylor's opera house at noon
by Chairman Franklin Murphy, of the
state committee. Mr. Murphy intro
duced Attorney General Griggs as the
choice of the committee as presiding
officer of the convention. The choice
was ratified by the convention and Mr.
Griggs was given an ovation.
The convention, after the address
of Attorney General Griggs, decided
to remain in continuous session.
Congressman Fowler, in a speech,
placed in nomination Acting Gov. Fos
ter H. Yoorhees, of Union county.
Gov. Voorhees was nominated by ac
clamation and made a speech of ac
The convention adjourned at 2:40
Imperial Edict Announces That He
Has Resigned His Power
to the Empress.
Peking, Sept. 22.—An imperial edict
just issued definitely announces that
the emperor of China has resigned his
power to the empress (dowager em
press?), who has ordered the minis
ters to deliver to her in future their
official reports.
It ie difficult to obtain reliable in
formation at the palace in regard to
the proceeding, but the recent re
formatory edicts probably caused the
change. While the emperor was sub
servient and a mere figurehead, the
dowager empress permitted him to re
main in peace, but so soon as he at
tempted to act on hi9 own initiative
hia practical deposition was the re
sult. His principal adviser, Kang
Yumoi, the Cantonese reformer, fled
la spite of the vigorous
attempts made
to arrest him, and it is said he is now
on his way to Shanghai.
The effect of the charge must be
great. In all probability Li Hung
Chang will be reinstated in power andi
Russian influence will increase. The
hopes of reform so ardently cherished!
by the intelligent factions of the Chi
nese are now impossible of fulfillment.
The suddenness of the coup is said to
be due to the desire of the dowager
compress to prevent the mission of
Marquis Ito from being successful.
The Japanese statesman recently came
to Peking with the object of trying to
bring about an alliance, offensive and
defensive, between Japan and China.
The new order of things will un
doubtedly prejudice British interests
in China.
Steam Dartre Stranded.
Cleveland, O., Sept. 22. Capt. Mc
Lauchlan, of the steamer City of Cleve
land, which arrived here from Detroit,
reports a big steam barge stranded on
Middle island in the Put-in-Bay group.
Later in the day, Mr. B. E. Rhodes, of
this city, received wordi that the
stranded steamer is the fine new boat
Minneapolis. The wrecker Wales, of
Detroit, will be sent to her assistance.
llarted -with Military Honors.
Denver, Col., Sept. 22.—Capt. Charles
A. Worden, of company E, Seventh
United States infantry, who died
Wednesday from the effects of ma
larial fever contracted in the cam
paign before Santiago, was buried
Thursday at Fairmount cemetery
with military honors.
Merrltt Did Not Come.
San Francisco, Sept. 22.—The steam
er China, from Hong-Kong and Naga
saki, is just in the harbor. Tho China
showing a clean bill of health and was
not put in quarantine. Gen. Merritt
did not come on the China, as was ex
pected, but Brig. Gen-. Green and his
staff are on board.
Oilers tbe Foreign OlHcc.
Paris, Sept. 22.—The minister of
foreign affairs, M. Delcasse, has of
fered the peace commissioners the use
of the foreign office for their meet
ings, which commence on October 1.
Given Five Days.
Buenos Ayres, Sept. 22.—El Tiempo
says Chili has {*iven Argentina five
days in which to accept unrestricted
arbitration of the boundary dispute
between the two countries.
Incrrimra Its llate of Discount.
London, Sept. 22.—The Bank of Eng
land has increased its rate of discount
from Sl/s to 3 per cent.
Wunt to lie Mastered Out.
Washington, Sept. 22. Representa
tive Cochran, of Missouri, Mas at the
war department with a very large pe
tition asking for the mustering out of
the Fourth Missouri, now at Camp
Meade. This was a petititon from the
soldiers and contained the names of
about 95 per cent, of the men of the
Will Meet in i'iilludeliiliin.
Cincinnati, Sept. The supreme
lodge of .Scottish ltite Masons ad
journed to meet in Philadelphia the
third week in September, 1S99. The
report of the financial committee was
adopted. The balances were all on the
surplus side, including an item of
.^*$181,000 in-the invui.uu*p.t fvnd^„
Conflict at Paris Between the Civil
and Military Authorities
Is Becoming Acute.
Is Sadden and Unexpected—Is a De
fender of the Army and Resolute
Opponent of a Revision of Dreyfus
Cane—Only a Step Now to a Dicta
Paris, Sept. 22.—The situation here
is generally admitted to be grave by
both press and people. The conflict
between the civil and military author
ities is becoming acute. The sudden
and unexpected action of Gen. Zur
linden, the military governor of Paris,
in prosecuting Col. Picquart on the
charge of forgery and using forged
documents assumes a grave aspect on
account of the circumstances attend
ing this intervention of the military
authorities in a civil court. At the
present moment, when the political at
mosphere is surcharged with danger
ous electricity, generated by the Drey
fus affair, the general, who has just
quitted the cabinet, in defiance of civil
authority takes, without consulting
his successor or the premier, an im
portant step. In ordinary circum
stances the military governor is em
powered to act independently but
now that the Dreyfus question has be
come a great national matter, every
proceeding in the affair has state im
portance. Gen. Zurlinden's ignoring
of this obvious fact is very significant.
He comes forward as the defender of
the army, the prosecutor of its sup
posed calumniators and the resolute
opponent of a revision of the case.
From this to an appeal to the public
in the line of the establishment of a
dictatorship is no wide step.
The Soleil says that, owing to
Wednesday's events, the cabinet at
an informal conference discussed Gen.
Zurlinden's action, and the Fronde
even asserts that the premier, M.
Brisson, disavows the measures taken
against Picquart, which he says were
Instituted without the knowledge of
the cabinet.
The Badlcal makes a bitter attack
on the general staff, which it charges
with aiming at thd moral assassination
of Picquart through a secret military
Henri Hochefort, in his paper, the
Intransigeant, declares that Picquart
was bribed by a syndicate or by Ger
many to save Dreyfus.
Jares, the socialist deputy in the Pe
tite Kepublique, maintains that the
general staff of the French army can
not now escape the full light of a re
vision of the Drej-fus case.
Fatal Shootlnir In Maryland.
Cumberland, Md., Sept. 22.—Frank
P. Myers shot an4 instantly killed
JohnLenhart, a constable, and Michael
Kerns, a bystander, at Garrett, Md.,
while resisting eviction from a house
which was the subject of a family
dispute. He then barricaded the
doors and windows, but was finally
captured by the sheriff of the county.
As he was being taken to jail some
one in the crowd shot the prisoner in
the head and he fell dead in the sher
iffs arms. A posee is hunting for the
man who shot Myers.
Fighting for CliicnKO Agreement.
Monongahela City, Pa., Sept. 22.—
Having scored a victory in the third
pool, the miners will now turn their
attention to the mines in the fourth
pool, where the Chicago agreement is
being violated. The contest will be
opened in a few days and the officials
say will be waged vigorously until
every operator is paying the district
Die^i Suddenly.
Denver, Col., Sept. 22. Hon. Aaron
B. Pratt, of Albany, former member of
the New York legislature, who was
here visiting his daughter, died sud
denly of congestion of the brain.
Cervera Reaches Madrid.
Madrid, Sept. 22. Admiral Cervera
arrived here Thursday. There were no
incidents worth noting in connection
with his arrival a.t the capital.
Lynch Brothers Win.
Halifax, N. S., Sept. 22.—The Lynch
brothers defeated Durnham and Rice
by eight lengths in a sculling race
London, Sept. 22.—A dispatch"to the
Globe from Hong-Kong purports to
give details of the secret convention
signed at Peking on March 27. It ap
pears that lIsu-Ying-K'Ouoi, of the
Chinese foreign office, thereby con
cluded an agreement with St. Peters
burg by which China ceded Port Ar
thur and Ta-Lien-Wan, stipulating
that only llussian and Chinese war
ships enter or dock at Port Arthur.
Russia, it also appears, gets the ex
clusive use of the inner harbor of
Ta-Lien-Wan, the sole administration
of the ceded territories and a tract of
land north of Tw-Meu-Wuu is desig
nated as a-Uupler bell*
Evacuation of Cuba by Spanish
Troops Must Proceed With
out Interruption.
Commission at Work at Havana—Qen.
Brooke Reports Departure of BttfVe,
Spanish Soldiers from Puerto Rico
—Col. Bryan Fays a Visit to the
War Department.
Washington, Sept-. 22.—It is stated
that the war department has receiv^Li
no detailed reports or any inforoja*
tion from the Cuban military commis
sion regarding the work of the com
mission at Havana. In reply to the
question as to whether there was any
disposition to accede to the request of'
the Spaniards for a postponement gt
the evacuation of Cuba until Borne
time next spring the statement wast
made that no delay would be consid-i
ered that the evacuation must pro-'
ceed with expedition and that JJie.
troops of the United States were now!
being put in readiness for the occiipa
tion of Cuba and would be sent there.!
No definite date has been- fixed for
their departure.
Leave Puerto Rlc'o.
Washington, Sept. 22.—The acting,
secretary of war has received a cable!
message from Gen. Brooke, chair-!
man of the Puerto Bican evacuation)
commission, at San Juan, saying that]
S00 Spanish troops embarked for
home Thursday.
Col. Bryan at Washington.
Washington, Sept. 22.—CoL. William
J. Bryan, Third Nebraska volunteers,
was at the war department Thursday,
and occasioned as much interest
among the employes as a returned
Santiago hero. Col. Bryan was fee-1
companied by Gov. Holcemb and Rep-'
resentative Stark, of Nebraska. They
went first to the adjutant gene&l's'
office, where Col. Bryan registered,
stating that he expected to retunTio
his station. In Gen. Corbin's office ^ie
shook hands with the general and in
troduced the gentlemen accompany
ing him. The call was formal and
brief. The party was then introduced
to Acting Secretary Meiklejohn, but
remained there only a few minutes,'
returning to "the adjutant general's
office. Gen. Corbin inquiied as to-the'1
:ondition of the camp at Jacksonville,!
tind asked if the soldiers wanted to
come home. Col. Bryan said that Jje|
had not made a poll, but his judgment!
ns to their sentiment was thatthey'did
wish to be mustered out. Col. BryKn!
went from the adjutant general's of-'
fice to army headquarters and called!
on Gen. Miles.
After leaving the war department
Col. Bryan and his party went to the
white house, where they were immedi
ately ushered into the president's
room. The party were cordially re-i
ceived by President McKinley andre -j
mained in conference with him for'
more than an hour. They did not pre
fer a request for the mustering out of
the regiment as a whole, but only for
the discharge of such of its members as
are disabled by disease or such as havej
peculiar calls upon them. They
resented that there were about 20 pen
cent, of the members of the regiment
ill, and they urged that these should
be relieved and sent to their homes^t
Inspects Chlckamauga.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Septs 22.—Sec
retary of War Alger, Surgeon General
Sternberg and party made a thorough
inspection of Chickamauga Thursday.
The party left the city in their speciaL
car at S:15 o'clock Thursday morninjf
and since have been busily engaged^
going from place to place over til®
battlefield. After a banquet, at the
Head house, the visitors leA at ten
o'clock p. m. for Huntsville..
Wrecking of the Schooner C. C. Funic
—Only Two Seamen Es
cape Deutli.
San Francisco, Sept. 22.—Australian!
papers received here on the ste^meit
Alameda report the wreck of^the
schooner C. C. Funk, on Flinder's is-*
land on July 31, with ten of her crew,
all of whom shipped on the 'welV
known coaster either here or ia'thei
north. Only two seamen, Albert
Krough and John Petersen, werei
saved, and but one body had been re
covered when the Alameda saiWd. It
was that of Peter Neilson.
Declines to Serve.
Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 22. —,Qen.
Jackson has sent a telegram to Pres
ident AJcKinley, thanking him for.(he.
tender of a position on the coiflmis
sion to investigate the coiiduct"oi the.
war, and expressing regret that press
ing private business compels Aim to
decline the honor.
Oilers CliaiitpioiiNliiit llelts.
San Francisco, Sept. 22. —Herman
Oelricli, of New York, has offered a
number of championship belts for alt'
weights to amateur bflxeps of the
Olympic club anjl pccp^atfp^.fpr an
athletic tournament1, under.' tKe 'aus
pices of thiffo^infkmi,gk^W^u'

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