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WEDNESDAY, MAR. 15, 18»!». TELEPHONE NO. 154. The-nost democratic -stato con vcntiou will lie held in Dcs Moines shortly after tliu republicans hold their convention. «1. Hull and li. Bour are having no end of trouble in (.'luim. It is a ilull day when the European correspondents are not able to exp:aiu how a clash (if forces has been narrowly averted. The fact that the Filipinos make no effort to recapture the Manila brew ery now held by the Kansas regiment ib not to be an indication that Filipinos do not like beer. It merely shows tho Filipino knows better than to attempt to deprive a Kansas man of his lager. —World Ileraid. Cato Sells for Temporary Chairman. The selection of Cato .Sella, by the Democratic State Committee, for tem porary chairman of the next democratic Btate convention, is being favorably commented upon by the newspapers of all parties and all factions. Mr. Sells' speech will do much toward healing party differences. No better choice could possibly have been made. :,i Anti-Trust Legislation. A*:, .! (brow tho Atchison clobn.) -i What does law amount to'J There is a very severe Federal law against the formation ol trusts, but since the law was adopted more trusts have- been formed than ever before. They are formed openly. No one disputes their existence. Whose business is it to pro ceed against them During tho next campaign it will be charged that the present administration favored trusts. It is certain that an unusually large number have been formed during the llcKinley administration. Senatorial Vacancies. There aro now live vacancies in the Unitod States Senate. In Delaware the legislature has adjourned without being able to agreo upon a choice, and the va cancy in that state is likely to continue until the legislature meets again in 1001. In Pennsylvania, California and Utah the legislatures seem to be dead locked with littlo hope for agreement in tho near future. In Florida the leg islature adjourned without electing a senator, and the governor immediately made an appointment which tho sonate will not recognize as legal. In Dei aware, Pennsylvania and California the legislatures are republican and in Flor ida and Utah democratic Sugar Production iu Iowa. There is an article tinder tho above caption on tho iirst page, from the pen of C. F, Curtis, Director of the Iowa Experiment Station, which we have watched for and expected for some tune past. There are abundant reasons for be lieving that good corn land is good su gar beet land, especially the northern portion of tho corn bolt. Mr. Curtis thinks that sugar can be profitably pro duced in the northern two-tliirdsof the state, and 8]ecially mentions Dubuijue, Waterloo, Mason City and other places near tho barno isothermal line, where favorable results have been attained. While Delaware county is not special ly mentioned, Delaware county can show figures on actual tests much ahead of any results Mr. Curtis has been able to obtain on his experiment station grounds. In his articlo he gives four tests from twenty plats on tho station grounds, on diileront dates, and it is fair to assume that they represent the beBt showing he is ablo to make. These foui tebts show an average of 12.SK) AuutM, Iowa, Nov. 20, 18W7- Mil. A. S, COON, MANCJIUSTKU. IOWA. Tho *«"»Pl'.'of boots went by »h«f5i«,..Stullon,ha8 l)een r«ceivcd and *rayo tn» following results on analysis Number of Beets. Weight Trimmed iv, ir.Dy A\erage Weight 'I rlmuicd icu 0/ ^2\,,«gaVn/u,Juice ll!e De^rcolirix)percent.21.« Pure Sugar In 1708 not ^ugar Juice -101 rUntJ on (a. Sugar in Beeta 4. Is any other information desired in addition to tlie abovo we will be giud to uid you 111 any manner. our.s vorv Hu.spceifullv J. I*. WiSKMS, (MifMiist. The standard winch has leen plneed for beets that are to bo used for manu factunng sugar is IJ pur cent. su^ai and 80 per cent, purity. As will be seen by tho chemist's certilieute, Mr. Coon's beets aro more than I'fi per cent, above the required standard in sugar and about one per cent, above in purity. For sugar in beots we think Air. Coon's sample entitled to a place at the head of the listand shall continue to think so until some one producesevidence to tho contrary. louiij Miaker Killo UiniKolf. Cincinnati. March 13.—Joseph A. Wil son, a yount Shaker, committed sui cide at Whitewater Villus community, this county, by taking morphine, lie was originally from Jackson. Alioh.. •where his parents still live. The suicide is supposed lo have been caused by in sanity. Illow Open liirciiSiiitiH. Waverly, N. Y., March 13.—A hold-up in true western style occurred here about 2 o'clock in the morning. At that hour eleven masked and armed men en tered the power house of the Waverly. Bayers & Athens Traction company, and ordering tho three employes to hold up their hands, bound them securely and placed them in an empty car where the workmen were secured by ropes around their necks attached to the handlebar above them. Then, leaving one man to guard them, the rol.bers blew open the three safes in the office and secured $175 In cash. Nothing but money was taken. About 4 o'clock one of the men succeeded in freeing his hands and all were quickly cut loose The police were summoned, but there is no clew. Commerce CoininlttHlon in Chicago* Chicago. March 13.—The interstate commerce commission is in session in this city to consider charges of unjust discrimination in freight rutes on ex port corn which, it is claimed, are made against Chcago and Illinois in favor of Iowa and Nebraska points by the rail roads of the Central Trafllc association. It is charged by the board of trade men that through this discrimination 20,000,000 bushels of corn in Chicago warehouses has been locked up so tight that its sale has become impossible. The session of the commission has a wide Interest from the fact that during It the first fight in what may be a struggle ol years for Chicago to retain Its control of the grain shipping bust* nees will be fc§*up. Genera! Wheaton's Brigade Does Good Work. EKI.MY RESISTS FOB ONE HOUR. At tlx* 12ml of Tlmt Tinn tho Aro Forced to ltotrcat with the 'Ihit-ly len«l Hiitl Stvtcou l'rittonnrtt—Si* Americans Wmi tided—Gunboat Sheila the with utling GUIIH—General (ionic'/. l-ays Down IIin Sword. Manila, March 13.—At daylight Mon day General Wheaton's divisional bri gade, consisting of the Twentieth Unit ed Stutes infant! y, the Twenty-second infantry, eight companies of the Wash ington volunteers, seven companies the Oregon volunteers, three troops the Fourth Unitod States cavalry, and a mounted battery of the Sixth artil lery, was drawn up on a ridge behind San Pedro Macati, a mile south of the town. The advance was sounded at 6 30 a. m., the cavalry leading the col umn at a smart trot across the open to the right, eventually reaching A clump commanding the rear of Guada lupe. Supported by the Oregon volun teers the advance force opened a heavy fii on the rebels. The response was feeble and desultory, apparently coming fiom handsful of men in every covert. Rebols Made a Stand. While the right column was swing ing towards the town of Pasig they ad vanced and poured volleys into the bush. A small body of rebels made a deter mined stanA at Guadalupe church, ,but the enemy were unable to withstand' the assault. At 7:30 a. m. a river gunboat started towards »aslg. The rebels were first encountered by this vessel in tfce jungle near Guudalupe. Steaming slow ly the gunboat pourud a terrific fire from her galling guns into the brush. Por all of an hour the whirring of the rapid fire guns alternated with the booming of the heavier pieces on board. In the meantime Scott's battery ashore was shelling the trenches and driving the enemy hack. The artillery then advanced to the ridge of bamboo and dtove a f«w of the enemy's sharp shooters away with volleys from their caibiTM's. The artillery then advanced and met with little opposition. In the meantime the infantry had been sent forward in extended order, the Wash ington regiment resting on the ed^e of the liver, each regiment deploying"'on reaching its station and furnishing Its own supports. The entire column then wheeled towards the river, driving the enemy towards his supports and then advanced on Guadalupe. The Attack on Patilip. The artillery moved to a ridge com manding Pasig and Parteros. By this time the enemy was in full flight along a line over a mile in length, and the firing was discontinued temporarily in order to give the troops a rest befofe making an attack on Pasig. The enemy's loss was believed to be severe, but only eight Americans were wounded. At this stage of the engagement it was rain ing heavily. General Wheaton attacked and capt ured the city of Pasig, east of Manila. The «nemy made a stand for an hour, but at the end of that time were forced to retreat. The loss of the Fil ipinos was thirty killed and sixteen prisoners. Of the United States forces six were wounded. GOMEZ IS OUT. The General Bow* to tho Action of the Assembly. Havana, March 13.—General Maxima Gomez has accepted his dismissal by the assembly from the command of the Cu-. ban army In a dlgnfled open letter. The Bray chief acknowledges the authority of the assembly to depose him, and" de clares his intention of withdrawing from politics and retiring to his Dominican home. "My only aspiration after thir ty ears of fiyliting." he says, "is the welfare of Cuba, which I lov.e so much!" Havana is dumfounded at the mani festo, and all day the streets have been thronged with excited men denouncing the action of the assembly and shouting vivas" at every mention of Gomez. A procession of men and women, bearing Cuban, American .md Dominican llags, paraded the streets the entire morning, and made frantic protestations of loyal ty before the governor general's sum mer palace, where the commander-in chief is lodged. Threats of personal violence against members of the assem bly are freely bandied about, and mass meetings to protest against the assem bly's course are being arranged by the dozen at the political clubs. per cent, of sugar, of &I.3U per cent, purity. Wo give below tho result of an analy sis of a sample of beets raised bv Mi A. S. Coon on his farm a few miles north caBt of this place ABANDON THE COI.ON. Efloru to ltecovcr Sunken Spanish Cruiser Given I'p. Washington, March 13.—The navy de partment has abandoned all hope of the recovery of the armored cruiser Cris tobal Colon, sunk in the battle of July d. Engineers representing the Swedish Wrecking company who inspected the wrecks have left for Stockholm without making any proposition to the depart ment, and it is assumed from this that no action will he taken because of the hopelessness of the task. From present indications, therefore, the only ships added to the service as a result of the campaign in the Atlantic ocean will be the cruiser Keina Mer cedes, now undergoing repairs at San tiago preparatory to her voyage to Nor folk navy yard and the gunboats Al varado and Sandoval. Admiral Dew ey has in commission at Manila the Ma nila, Callao, Leyte, Midanao, and Bar celo, and the gunboats Islu de Cuba, Isla de Luzon and Don Juan de Austria will be commissioned July 1, Aug. 1 and Oct. 1, respectively. Oil* Cables CnxiialtIOK. Washington, March 13..—General Otl» has cabled the war department as fol lows: "Manila, March 13.—Adjutant Gen eral, Washington: Casualties San Pe dro Macati: Wounded—March 7, Pri vate Warner Marshall, First Washing ton. thumb, slight: March 10, D, Cap tain Edward Smith, First Idaho, leg, slight: March 11, C, Private A. B. Seig enthaler, Twenty-second infantry, rib, severe. Near San Felipe, March 7, C, Private John McConncl. First Wyom ing. ankel. slight. Near Caloocan, March 11, Twentieth Kansas: Killed, F, Innate Oscar G. Thorne. Wounded, T, Ji»rporal William H. Kieuibley, hand, Moderate March 11'. wounded, Twenti »th Kansas, C, Private Aithur C. Howe, shoulder, severe." Itai.M' Fumls to Aid FilipitioH. City of Mexico, March 13.—The gov ernment authorities here have been notified that an organization of Cuban residents of Puebla, Mex., are raising funds lo aid the Filipinos In their war fare against the 1'nited States troops. This Cuban organization in called "Club Uiavo Maceo." They have already raised a considerable amount of money •nt it to th«* Filipino junta in and London. It is slated that a delegation of Filipinos are un their way to this tity to establish junta hero, Fa Filipino IIVO.VH iv« Up, Washington, March 13.—The last of the Filipinos have left Washington for New York. They will remain In New York two days and will then sail for Paris. They are Sixto Lopez and Dr. Jose Lozada. Dr. Lozada practically gives up the fight. He said before leaving that he expected very little fur thei difficulty in the solution of the Philippine question. Mould Sli-enghon Filipino Caime. London, March 18.—It is reported from Manila that General Otis has ordered a discontinuance of the negotiations Be tween Spanish General Rios and Aguin aldo for the release of the Spanish prisoners on the payment of a heavy indemnity. Such a payment would strengthen the Filipino cause by replen ishing the insurgent treasury. ciiiiujmvilU It 6n~a~ store. Novel IMan'for Helping Worthy People to PurohaNe Good*. Fill inos 'York, March 13.—Calvary EplB i»e I ossTSP'ehur^bv!-at- Fourth avenue and Twenty-first street, has decided to un dertake the establishment of a store for the salt* of dry goods, such as ging hams, flannels, calicoes and like stuffs, and kindred household necessaries. Goods will be carefully bought In the jobbing market and will be sold at only a slight profit. Where the customers are known wares will be sold on the Installment plan. of Such a parish store is understood to be the pet notion of the rector, the Rev. J. Lewis Parks, who successfully launched a similar enterprise in Phila delphia while in charge of St. Peter's church there. Tt paid from the start. A slight interest will be required where credit Is given, also a fair percentage to cover bad debts. Customers need not necessarily be communicants of the church. Later on it is intended to help young couples starting housekeeping. of Inquiry Court Tries the Much Denounced Article. SEEMEI) TO TASTE VERY GOOD. Official Surprise l'arty At the Packing IlotiMo of Arntour & Co. nt the Chicago stock Yards—Try a Midday Meal of Canned licet', Potatoes and Carrot* and I'rouounce II Very Good—Experiences or the Trip, Chicago, March 11.—Canned roast beef which had been to Porto Rico and back again was eaten with apparent relish by the members of the beef investigat ing board. With potatoes and carrots, It constituted their midday meal, sus taining them through several hours of Investigation and business, until they leached their hotels for dinner. More over, their appetites were not impaired, their digestions were not retarded, and their opinions of Armour's canned beef were much improved. The material for this physical test of the quality of the canned beef furnished the army was provided by Arthur Meeker, general su perintendent of Armour's packing house, plio assumed the role of host of the investigating board. The members, in their enthusiasm for the task In hand, had neglected to eat their midday meal. After going partly through the departments of the great institution, the omission began to be felt. It was then that Mr. Meeker told of the choice old bfef which he had stored away for pust such an occasion—canned roast beof, which had melted under the torrid sun of Porto Rico, which had lain in the hold of Atlantic transports, which had been shipped back to the original manufacturers, and which, Mr. Meeker said, still retained the nutri tion and the freshness which made It palatable to the healthy appetite. Try Canned lleef Luncheon. The prospect was alluring, and the Investigators accepted the invitation to partake of this choice viand. The fa mous roast beef was served in the gen eral offices of the Armour plant. It was temptingly garnished with potatoesand carrots and was warmed to the same degree which is infused by the Porto Rlean sun before being served. A littlo salt was added, and the members of the board began an analysis of its food qtiaillies." "We ate It," said Colonel Davis. *'li was all right." The Investigating board descended upon the stock yards packers without warning, shortly after 11 o'clock In the morning. In the party were Major Gen eral James F. Wade, Brigadier General George W. Davis, Brigadier General George L. Gillespie and Lieutenant Colonel George B. Davis. They had met,In executive session hi the Pullman building, and had decided that they could conduct a more intelligent inquiry if they were familiar with the process of canning. The general offices of Llb by, .McNeill & Libby were made the first stopping place. Secretary Burroughs did not have his roast beef plant in operation. This disappointed the in vestigators, and after a few minutes spent there they proceeded to the gen eral offices of Armour & Co. General Superintendent Meeker was also taken unawares, but immediately made the Investigators at home. Examine the Plant. The object ol the visit was explained to General Manager Conway, who sum moned W. E. Pierce, superintendent of the killing house, to show the party through the various departmenta Mr. Meeker also accompanied them. The members were taken through the plant and spent some time carefully studying the process of canning the roast beef. It was 3 o'clock when the members of the board finished the investigation of Armour's establishment, and were driven to the office of Chief Inspector W. S. Devoe of the bureau of animal Industry at Forty-Third and Halsted streets. There an hour was spent In consulting with Dr. Devoe, reporters being excluded from the room. After the conference Lieutenant Colonel Davis explained to the newspaper men that the board had discussed with Dr. De voe the laws under which the inspec tion of meat was made and the methods followed in the inspection, and had con sulted with him regarding the proper men to summon as witnesses In order to bring out the Information desired by the board. As a result of the confer ence, it was decided to summon as wit nesses several of the superintendents of departments from each of the packing houses which have furnished beef to the army. George F. Swift was also selected as a witness, as charges are made concerning the beef furnished by that company. Dangerous Counterfeit Sliver. Shamokln, Pa., March 9.—Banks, stores and the postofflce were yesterday Hooded with counterfeit dollars bearing dales of 187D, 1882, and 1884, and having such a good ring that bank officials who sent some of the dollars to the national treasury for examination think thecoins contain more Eilver than the genuine money. The President Appointed Guardiau. Canton, O., March 13.—President Mc Kinley has been appointed guardian of John D. McW. and Kate D. Barber. The president is the children's uncle. They, with the adult children of Mr. and Mrs. Harbor, are heirs to property left by George D. Saxton, for whose murder Anna E. George will soon be tried. Call on (he Women's Clubu. Atlanta, Ga„ March 9.—Mrs. Rebecca D. Lowe, president of the Women'sFed eratlun of C.'lubs. has issued a circular letter to the presidents of the 525 clubs in the federation in which she calls on the clubs to .enter the labor fight in be half of women Hrltfuh .Steamer Ashore* Amsterdam. March 11.—The British steamer Start, Captain Wetherell. from New Orleans Feb. 1U for Hamburg, is ashore on Tex el Island, one of the isl ands separating the North sea from the Zulder zee The fate of the crew Is not known. Coolly Fire at ttoitton. Boston, March .--A large four and one-half-story building occupied by a dozen (inns, and numbered from C5 to 65 Charlestown street, north end, was practically destroyed by Are, causing a loss estimated at $76,000. Executions of Criminals in New Jersey and Elsewhere. HANGING OF A WOMAN IN CANADA. Mrs. Cornelia Polrler and Samuel Pars low Are Executed lu Quebec Province for tlie Murder of the Woman's HQI baud—Louis Koeael Hanged in the Un ion County Jail at Elisabeth, N. for the Murder of James C. Pitts. New York, March 11.—Louis Roesel was executed by hanging In the Union county jail at Elizabeth, N. J., for the murder of James C. Pitts of Summit. James C. Pitts was murdered at his home in Summit on the night of Sept. 9, 1897. Roesel, who was only 22 years old, was said to have planned the mur der and to have been the one to actual ly strike the fatal blow. His partner in the crime was George Manshanda. The object was robbery. Roesel worked for Pitts, who was reputed to be wealthy. He left the farm and went to New York some months before the crime. There he met Manshanda and the crime was planned in a Bowery lodging house. Pitts lived alone, except for Mary Davis, a colored woman, who kept house for him. The plan was to beat out the brains of both and ransack the house at leisure. The plan failed through a misdirected blow, but Pitts was killed. Different Stories Told* .'. As to the circumstances of the murder Manshanda has told one story. Roesel told andother, and Mary Davis told a part of one. Manshanda said Roesel struck Pitts on the head with a man dril. Roesel claimed that It was Man shanda who struck the blow. Mrs. Da vis said she was asleep on a lounge in the farmhouse kitchen. When she fell asleep Pitts was sitting by the fire reading a paper. She was awakened and saw two men In the room. One of them aimed a blow at her head. It fell and gashed open her scalp. She was not rendered unconscious and ran screaming from the house and fell un conscious at the doorstep of a neigh bor, who hurried to the Pitts house to investigate. There was evidence on the kitchen wall of the farmhouse that told why the woman was not killed. As the mandril descended its point struck the wall and dug out a chunk of plaster. This broke the force of the blow suffi ciently to save the woman's life. After Mrs. Davis escaped the two men fled. They were arrested a few weeks later. Each confessed, but the state accepted Manshanda's as state evidence and con victed Roesel. Manshanda wsa s«nt to state's prison for twenty years WOMAN IS HANGED Quebec Woman Dies on the Gallows for Killing Her Husband* St. Scholastique, Que.,March 11.—Mrs. Cornelia Poirier and Samuel Par slow were hanged here. The drop fell at 8:05. Life was declared extlnot in eight minutes, the neck of both having been broken. Mrs. Polrler, who said fare well to her relatives the night before, was firm and collected throughout. She took part In the mass said at 6 o'clock in the morning, and on the scaffold shook hands with the hangman without a tremor of fear. The crowd Inside the ajil jeered at her, but even then her composure did not desert her, and at the suggestion of the executioner, she turned and faced the Jeerers, and stood erect and prayed to the last. Parslow exhibited much less courage, and was more dead than alive when the drop fell. The condemned were taken to the scaffold separately and were pre vented from seeing each othijr by a screen placed between them. Six hun dred men who had remained up all night witnessed the execution. Outside the Jail there were 2,000 more, who, with a beam tried to batter down the gate of the jail yard and could only be made to desist by the provincial po lice firing their revolvers into the air. The behavior of the crowd inside was such that one of the priests, Rev. Fa ther Meloche, had to reprove them from the scaffold.' Mrs. Cordelia Polrler and Samuel Parslow were hanged for the murder of Isidore Poirier, the woman's bus band, on Sunday, Nov. 21, 1897. The crime was committed In the Poirlers' home In St. Canute, Que. Mrs. Poirier, who was 33 years of age, though not especially attractive in appearance, possessed more than ordinary accom plishments of the women in her situa tion of life. She had a fair education and was the organist of the Roman Catholic church at St. Jerome, where Parslow sang In the choir. Poirier, who was an industrious workman, built his wife a neat little cottage home and maintained her In comfort. On the fa tal Sunday Poirier attended church at St. Jerome In the morning, as did his wife and Parslow. In the afternoon the husband did not attend vespers, but stayed at home drinking, while Mrs. Poirier went to church and played the organ for the services. She returned home, where she found Poirier and Parslow, Poirier being under the influence of drink and asleep. She asked Parslow to hitch up the horse, that she might drive to her father's, four miles distant, and Parslow did so. Then he unhitched the horse again, after which he and Mrs. Poirier entered the house, and it was at this time the crime was committed. Parslow took a butcher knife and slashed the sleeping husband across the throat. Polrler awoke and sought to defend himself, when a desperate llfeanddeath struggle ensued, resulting in the death of Polrler. Execution of John Franklin. Glasgow, Ky., March 11.—John Frank lin was hanged at 7:10 a. m. for the murder of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Bowles. A great crowd was in the town, but only a limited number was admitted to the inclosure to witness the execution. Franklin professed to have experienced religion and stepped to the scaffolding smiling. Will Consider National Finance*. Washington, March 9.—The commit tee appointed by the Republican caucus of the house of represntatlves to formu late a financial measure for the consid eration of the next congress will meet at Atlantic City for the purpose of tak ing up the question on the 17th of April. PLOT TO KIDNAP LEUISLATOBS. llluged Conspiracy at Denver to Defeat the Teller County liill. Denver, March 9.—The Teller county bill, which has attracted more attention than any other measure Introduced In the present legislature, furnished fresh sensation. The bill provides for a division of 1S1 Paso county, making Cripple Creek district a separate coun ty. Last Thursday night when it passed second reading In the house the feeling was so intense that the governor held a company of militia in readiness and the legislative halls were filled with police. The bill tomes up for third read Ing, and the loss of two votes would defeat it. An alleged plot to drug and kidnap two legislators has been found by its supporters. The plan, which is now frustrated as a result of the ex posure, is said to have been to entince two of the divlsionists away to dine, give them "knock-out drops" and hide them until after the bill came up for the third reading and it was placed on final passage. The repri s'.ntativus who were singled out as the victims were Mr. Short of Dolores and Mr. Ovington of Boulder county. Mrs. Carrie Kaiser, one of the persons to carry out the plot, told the tntiro story, FOR HAWKEYE FOLKS STATE ITEMS WHICH WILL BE OF GENERAL INTEREST. W-t:l**-.«-r City, la., March 7 —The peo ple in Williams are satisfied that the myaiuiy of the skeleton found half buried under debris of the Fiddler drug store Is solved at last. The dead man was Fritz W. Sclirader, an heir to 400,000 marks, about $100,000. He was a Prus sian who left Breslau twenty-six years ago. After making a tour of this coun try he came to Williams, where he landed as a tramp in 1SS7. He worked for money enough to buy what whisky he wanted, and became a celebrated character, sleeping in barns, box cars and under houses. A recent letter from Germany says a fortune of about 400,000 marks has been left to Schrader by relatives in Prussia. Schrader disappered from Williams about eleven years ago, and It is now believed that he went to sleep under the Fiddler drug store and died*of heart dis ease. The skeleton was found when the store burned last Tuesday, lie 1H Not Expected Hank, Des Moines, la., March D.—William S. Bell, president of the Bell Implement company, of this city, left Des Moines last Friday, saying he was going to Chicago. The other officials of the com pany say they do not expect him to re turn. His wife has filed a suit for di vorce in the district court. Bell was a member of the Randall, Selby & Bell wholesale Implement house, which failed here about two years ago. Miners and Operatorn Agreo, Centerville. Ia., March 11.—The min ers' and operators' Joint conference reached an agreement after a two days' stormy session. They agreed upon a year ly scale of s«r cents, and the machine difficulties are to be arbitrated. The eight-hour day was* agreed to. This Is a great victory for the miners, and 2,000 have returned to work. It is the first district in Iowa to adopt the eight hour day. Det Moiuch »lrl To Ho a CountetiH. Des Moines, la., March 9.—The en gagement of Miss Beulah Hubbell, of this city, to Count Carl Axel Wacht melster, of Sweden, is announced. Count Carl is vice consul of Sweden and Nor way at Chicago. The date for the marriage has not been fixed. Count Carl's uncle, Count Hans Ilansson Wachtmelster, is minister of finance of Sweden. Reception to liishop Morrison. Davenport, la., March 10.—A public reception is to be tendered to Bishop Morrison at Literary hall April 5, in ac cordance with a decision made by a joint committeeof Cathedral and-Trinity parishes. The date is placed so far after that of the bishop's arrival here so as to avoid the Lenten season. CRIME OF ATHICAGO MAN. He Murdertt Ills Wife and Then Tries to Kill Himself. Chicago, March 11,—James Medgram, an Italian laborer living at 168 Grand avenue, shot his wife, Theresa, and sent a bullet into his own brain. The woman died on the way to the county hospital, but her husband has a chance for re covery. The shooting occurred at the home of Mrs. Madgram's mother, Mrs. Theresa Ponduska, 172 Austin avenue. Jealousy was the cause of the murder. Medgram and his wife had not lived happily together, the police say, and after a quarrel Thursday night, Mrs. Medgram left the Garnd avenue home and went to that of her mother. Medgram went to the latter place and was admitted. He entered a bedroom, where his wife was, and they talked for a few minutes. Medgram wanted his wife to return to him, but she refused, and he drew a revolver. He fired two shots ,the first striking a wall. The second entered his life's left breast and lodged over the heart. She fell across the bed unconscious, and Med gram walked out into the kitchen. He said nothing, but raised th erevolver to his right temple and fired. He, too, was rendered unconscious, and it was at first thought both would die. The police soon arrived and removed husband and wife to the hospital. On the way Mrs. Medgram expired. Her husband did not regain consciousness,.but the physicians say he may recover. Mining Strike Is Probable Pine Knot, Ky., March 11.—A large number of delegates have arrivea nere for the district conference of the United Mine Workers, called to consider the advisability of ordering a strike at Glen Mary, Tenn., and several other points in the district, which comprises east Ten nessee and east Kentucky, unless ,the employers concede an advance In wages at once. The trouble is of long stand ing, and as neither side shows a disposi tion to recede from the stand it has ta ken a strike is very probable. It is esti mated that more than 1,000 men will be affected by the general strike or lockout In the district. Potter May Get a Divorce. Washington, March 11. Senator Jones of Arkansas, chairman of the national Democratic committee, is in a precarious condition owing to his lia bility to another dangerous attack of heart trouble at any time. As is usual ly the case in the intervals between at tacks of this nature, the senator Is get ting along very well just now. and is in comparatively fair condition after a good night's rest, but he is maintaining the utmost caution and under strict or ders of his physician is avoiding any exertion. Talked of Nicaragua Canal. Washington, March 11.—The Nicara gua canal project occupied a consider able part of the cabinet meeting. The president has had the question of the selection of a commission to examine the several routes across the ithmus under consideration and it now seems likely that he will appoint the members before he leaves for the south. The South pass and the Arkansas river com missions also have been under consid eration, and they may be named with in the next few days. Altgeld Named for Alayor. Chicago, March 11.—The following ticket has been nominated by the anii Harrlson Democrats of this city: For mayor, John P. AltgeUl, Twcnty-slxlh ward: clerk, Charles F. Drisroit, Eight eenth ward city treasurer, Frank A. Stauber, Fourteenth ward: Hly attor ney, Charles 11. Mitchell, Thirty-first ward. Win .-ill l.ank Itohlieil, Amherst. Wis.. Murch 18.—When th« officials of the Bnnk of Amherst opi iu.d the office in the morning it was found that it had ben broken into and robbed. The particulars could not be as?cer tanied, but the tluft is believed to have been a large one. There is no clew to the robbers. Both the safe and the vaults had been cracked open with ex plosives and entrance to the bank was probably made by the use of skeleton keys. L. A. Pomeroy, cashier of the bank, estimated the cash taken at about 96,270. Promotion Declined, Washington, March 13.—Rear Ad miral Higginson has declined the pro motion offered him by the department on the ground that his services have not been of such conspicuous merit as to warrant it. Lieutenant Aaron Ward has also declined promotion because he would by accepting It prevent his classmate from ever reaching Hag rank. Fortune Awaiting Jliiu. St. Louis, March 'J.—At the request of William and Joseph Horschiz of Buf falo, N. Y., the police are searching for Michael Borschlz, their father- A fortune of $100,000 has been left him. The elder Borochiz came to St. Louie in 1874, but the police can lind uo trace of hhn, ill Its. COI)Y IS DISCIlAltUHV. Her Kelvasu Satisfactory to the Gould HeltH. Albany, N. Y., March 13.—Mrs. Mar garet J2. Cody, who was declared guilty of the charge of blackmail preferred by the tiould heirs, has been discharged by the court on her own recognizance. The court's action was applauded by the spectators. District Attorney Dyer said the Jury had Instructed him to rec ommend to the court that the sentence be suspended, and that she be allowed to go free. Judge Gregory said that In view of her age, and the fact that she had already spent nearly a year In jail, he felt justified in acceding to the request. Mrs. Cody wept freely. It ifl understood that the release of Mrs. Codv was satisfactory to the Goulds. Manchester Markets. Hoys, porowt $3 20&$3 40 Steers, perewt 4 00® 6 Ol Heifers, per cwt 2 50® 8 00 Cows, butcher's stock, per cwt 3 00® a 60 CHiiners, per cwt 1 60® 2 25 Turkeys, per ft 8 Ducks, white, por lb Ducks, dark, per lb 5 Chickens, per 0) -s 4 Old Hens, per tb 4 Corn, por bu 26 Oats, per bu 25 Hay, wild, per ton 8 GO@4 00 Potatoes, per bu 70 Butter, creamery, per lb 1GHQ25 Putter, dairy, per Tb 1S@20 Kutis, per tloz 17 Tame hay 400Q5 00 Timothy seed 90&1 00 Clover seed 8 00 Notice to Contractors. ajViff ^Superintendent of U.S. Fish Commission, Manchester, Iowa. Scaled bids in duplicate will be re ceived at this ollice until 11 o'clock, a in., March 31st, 1SW, for fumiBhing ma terial and constructing Etoae sea walls and furnishing and installing steam heating plant in Hatchery building and dwelling house at U. S. Fish Commis sion Station. Manchester, Iowa. Full particulars will be furnished on appli cation. K. S. JOHNSON, 11 wii Superintendent. Low Bates to the Northwest. On March 21st the Chicago Great Western K'y will have on sale at all ticket ollices one way colonist and round-trip homeseekersr tickets to vari ous points in Idaho, Montana, British Columbia, North Dakota, Oregon and Washington at very low rates. llomeseekers' tickets are limited for return 21 days from date of sale. For full information address any agent "Maple Leaf Route" or address F. H. Lord, General Passenger and Ticket Agent, 113 Adams St., Chicago. 1 Chimneys Gleaned. 1 liavo sot a patent devise for cleaning chim neys. If you want yours cleaned leave orders for moat Heth brown's or Graham tt Son's. I also do all kinds of mason work and white wash ing, build chlmueys and cisterns and do repairs. All work warrauted to give satisfaction. 8tf JOHN TOWSLKE. A. h. SKVEKTSON* The artistic tailor, Is better prepared for bnsl ness than ever. Have a One line of '99 spring samples on hand. My old costumers and new plies are invited to inspect my goods and got orices. ..ShopIn Masonic block. 5 tf California Tourist Oar. After March 14th the through Tour ist Car to Los Angeles, California, via the Chicago Great Western lly in con nection with the A. T. & S. F. Ry, will run every second week instead of every week. This is the best route to Califor nia points, and prospective travelers will be cheerfully furnished all information regarding rates, time, date of car leav ing their stations, etc., by addressing any agent, "Maple Leaf Route" or F.H. Lord, General Pass. & Ticket Agent, Chicago. lOwll li warms tlie heart like sunshine, cheers the soul Hko old wine, elves hope for the future blots out the past. That's what Itocky Moun tulu Tea does. Horses Fop Sale. 1 have live head of good workhorses that I of. fer for salo on reasonable terms. TlmeKlveolf required. 8tf Jos. HUTCHINHON. The La 1'lor de Manchester has no equal. A 10-eent emoke for 5 cents. 2tf An* \ou thin? Would you like to get fat and llum|'.' Tried "lutiKhlnK," t'wouldn't work now take Itocky Mountain Tea—t'wlU do the business. cents.—Smith's Pharmacy and .V Ward. 240 Acre form for Bale. Tlie Lawton Farm consisting of 240 acres of choice land, situated 'J'A miles North Kast of Coggon mid miles South Kast of Elder is now for sale. Tho place Is 111 a high state of Clll tivatlon, has good house, plenty of stock sheds good graneries and well watored. For further particulars enquire of 27tf N. LAWTON, Alden, Iowa Business Chances. For reliable information in relation to locations for business of all kinds write the Industrial Agent of the Chicago Great Western Ity. Business men and manufacturing industries wanted for towns on this line situated in the best farming sections of the west. Send for Maps and Map Leaflets. W. J. Heed, 001 Endicott lildg, St, Paul, Minn. 44 Homeseekers' Excursions. On February 7 and 21st and March and 21st, the Chicago Great Western It'y will sell round trip Homeseekers' ex cursion tickets to points in the follow' irig states at one fare, plus!$2.00 tor the round trip: Alabama, Arizona, Arkan sas, Colorado, Indian Territory, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michi gan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North and South Carolina, North and South Da kota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee? Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. These tickets are limited to return twenty-one days (21) from date ol' sale with stop-over privileges on go ing trip at any point within homeseek ers territory. Any Agent Chicago Great Western lly. will give you full informa tion as to routes, rates and time of trains, as will also F. II. Lord, General l'ass. .V Ticket Agent, 113 Adams St. Chicago. 4-8w. Horses Wanted. A few good horses for eastern markets, must be sound and In good condition. £nqulre at my plauo oil Union street In Manchester. 3Dtf T. W. ltOBINSON FINE PHOTOS. Fine pictures at Douglas', tho photographer, tf. Edes Xanning Factory. Leave hides you wish tauned at Eaton & Mockaday's meat market. 49m8 A FREE PATTERN (your own selection) to every tab* 8 scriber.- Only 50 cents a year. M£ CALL'S, MAGAZINE A LADIES' MAOAZINE. aera beautiful colored plates latest ions dressmaking economies: fancr work household hints fiction, etc. Sub* scribe to-day, or, send ie. for latest CODV. I-ady agents wanted. Seed for terns. 1 Styllab, Reliable, Simple, Up-to S date, Economical and Absolutely Perfect-Fitting Paper Patterns. MS CALL PATTERNS (No-Seaai-AIJowance Pftttcras.) Only io and 15 cts. each—none higher. Ask lor them. Sold in nearly every city and town, or by mail from THE McCALL CO., H8-M8 West 14th St., N» YsHl. NiljHcriiitioiiH received at the Demo crat ollice. We will furnish McCail's Magazine and The Democrat one yew for 81.80. lUf Canned Goods is a good deal different from tbe laundry of ten or five or even two vears ago. Methods that used to oe tbe beBt in use are now discarded and the consequence is that new and improved machinery has done away very largely with the wear and tear of clothes, tbe cracking and blistering of linen and other familiar annoyances. The modern laundry is a place where linen Is treated as linen where the utmost care is taken in every detail of its treatment, and where the patron is assured that his work will be as carefully looked after as if it were iathe bands of his wife. That's the kind of a laundry we are running, and we would call your attention to some of the Improved machinery we haye been adding to our plant, making us more confident than ever that we can do your work to your taste, no matter how particular you may be. First you should see .. Our New Hangle: Don't be fooled by the name. The machine is designed especially for handling family washings, and will not mangle the daintiest fabric, but on the contrary, imparts to every piece—especially table linen of all kind*—a freshness and fineness of surface which makes it like new. By its use we are enabled to make a specialty of family washings, which we do for 4 cents per pound forflat work. We are doing a good deal of this work and giving satis faction, too. Why not try us with your next washing. We make a slight extra charge for underwear and work requiring fancy ironing. It's Mighty Uncomfort able to Have on a shirt with the neckband twiBted all out of shape by being hand-Ironed. A new little machine we have just put in does away with all that annoyance and enables us to Iron wristbands and neckbands in stock shape. This item is worth thinking of. Those Rough Edges on your well-worn collars can't be cut off or chawed off, but its no use t* throw the collar away, for wo have a machine which is gotten up solely to remove those jagged edges that cut into your skin. It does it without injury to the collar, too. Come down and we'll show you how it works. Another clever device is one designed to prevent collars from cracking where they are turned over at the points or about the neck. This means a longer life for the collar and more comfort for you. These Few Points will give you a little idea of the pains we are taking to give you the best laundry work obtainable in this section. We honestly believe there is no town in Iowa the size of Man chester which can show so well equipped a plant. Every care is taken by competent workmen and work is called for and delivered promptly. Not the least of our ad vantages is found in having the best of soft water, as wo use the exhaust steam for this purpose. We would like a share of your business and. believe we can merit it. Will you give us a trial? Lace Curtain# a Specialty. A large assortment now in stock. New and fresh groceries received daily. Have you tried those Uneeda Biscuit? If not call and get a five cent package. VT. J. MT. JTT. OIL! OIL! OIL! all kinds of cylinder and machine oils at G.S.LISTERS Farm for Sale. The Clark farm, consisting of 200 aorea of cul tlTated land and 20 acres of timber is for sale. It located about 6 miles south east of Manchester on tbe Delhi road. For particulars address or call on, Andrew Clark. Lako City, Iowa, or Bronson 6 Oarr, Manchester, Iowa. Uu Wanted, LIVE BUSINESSMEN for stations on the Chicago Great Western Railway. Go where Dusinesa seeks the man and not where man must seek for business. Write and I will help you to find a lo cation where you can make some money. We have the best farming sections of the west. Send for maps ana Maple Leaf let*, containing a description of each station. Address W. J. Reed, Indus trial Agent, C. G. W. Ry, 601 Endicott Big., St. Paul, Minn. lOwfi 1 1 DhukIhh* §gjgg The Steam Laundry •«. Noble Arnold tie Photographer. will for tho n«\t few days niftko some penny pictures that are just cut of siuht. Come ana see them. off F. P. PETERSON, Manufacturer of WAGONS Arid Repairer of all kinds of Vehicles, and general repalrei of all Kinds of Wood Work For Farming Implements and Machinery Shop on Franklin Street, near the bridge, with Alex Sefstrom, in building lately occupied by Petor Meyer. Have had several yearu expor* lence «ne past three with Kennedy Bugey Co. Wort: Guaranteed F. PfcTERSON. ii/ii viz vi/ tf/ tf/ Ui & Hi Hi ib Hi ih There is No Reason why a small prollt is not satisfactory to a store like the 1'lunder More. Goods are bought in large quantities, thus get ting the advantage of low prices. We do not depend on any one line, there is always a demand for something in such a varied assortment. Doing business throughout the year easily explains why good reliable goods are sold uuder regu lar prices. The signs of the Season The past week is suggestive of house cleaning, and spring weather always creates a demand for new house fur nishings. We oiler a splendid line of curtain shades in all popular colors, mounted on good__sprin2_^oller81_ready_^o_Jian^ Serviceable_clothjhadej_goo^222jj^ ready to hang, 23c made of the best material, perfect goods, mounted on firBt-class spring roller, fringed at bot tom, assortment of different colors, com plete, 21) cents. We also have the felt slujdeSjjiUjiompleto^aiujjreadyjto^^ at 10c. The Shoe Depart ment will receive the usual special attention this spring. We aim to carry tbe kinds that WEAli, that are HONESTLY .MADE and shoes that give satisfactiod in every way at under regular priceB, Before buying footwear see what weof fer. Bloomer Overalls The popular kind, because they are made full size and are easily put on and taken olf. The demand for bloomer overalls is increasing, and if you have never worn them try a pair Well made, good weight blue demin, detatchable suspender-end straps—a good garment, G'J cent. Kan Out 1 I. W. LAMPMANN. Prop. TW.BPHONI iaa.