Op Democrat. jmy oF
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.
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
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
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
AuutM, Iowa, Nov. 20, 18W7-
Mil. A. S, COON,
*«"»Pl'.'of boots went by
tn» following results on analysis
Number of Beets.
Weight Trimmed iv, ir.Dy
A\erage Weight 'I rlmuicd icu 0/
Pure Sugar In 1708
^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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
"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,
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
London. It is slated that a delegation
of Filipinos are un their way to this
tity to establish junta hero,
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
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.
Novel IMan'for Helping Worthy People to
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
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.
Inquiry Court Tries the Much
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
FOR HAWKEYE FOLKS
STATE ITEMS WHICH WILL BE OF
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
ill Its. COI)Y IS DISCIlAltUHV.
Her Kelvasu Satisfactory to the Gould
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.
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 [email protected] 00
Potatoes, per bu 70
Butter, creamery, per lb 1GHQ25
Putter, dairy, per Tb [email protected]
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.
Lord, General Passenger and Ticket
Agent, 113 Adams St., Chicago. 1
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
..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
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,
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.
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
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,
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
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.
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 pictures at Douglas', tho photographer,
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.
A LADIES' MAOAZINE.
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.
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
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
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
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.
J. MT. JTT.
OIL! OIL! OIL!
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.
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
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,
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/ Ui &
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
The past week is suggestive of house
cleaning, and spring weather always
creates a demand for new house fur
We oiler a splendid line of curtain
shades in all popular colors, mounted on
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
The Shoe Depart
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
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,
I. W. LAMPMANN. Prop.
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