edn esuxy",frovrs rasa.
OPPCIAL PAPBH OPOITY AND OOUNTV
Ohio is still claimed by both parties
but probably republican by 80,000.
Kentucky is claimed by both parlies,
but indications point to a republican
governor and a democratic majority in
Maryland has gone democratic by up
wards of 15,000.
Iowa goes republican by an estimat
ed majority of 60,000.
Virginia is Bturdily democratic by
Nebraska stands by Bryan, and in
creases her democratic majority of last
year more than 12,000.
New York gives the republican ticket
an estimated majority of 75,000.
South Dakota favors McKinley and
expansion by 8,000 majority.
New Jersey remains republican by
Mississippi remains democratic by
Colorado, also remains true to de
The increased republican majorities
in states like New York, Iowa and
South Dakota can justly be construed
by the president as an indorsement of
his policy of expansion, while the re
gaining of Maryland by the democrats,
by such a decisive vote, and the in
creased democratic majority in Ne
braska, show that Bryan's flag is still
There IB little political signiiicence in
the contests in Ohio and Kentucky,
owing to the fact that in each state in
dependent candidates have polled very
heavy votes. The successful candidate
for governor in Ohio will lack at least
75,000 of having a majority of the en
tire vote polled, while* in Kentucky,
where two democratic candidates have
been running for governor, if neither
should succeed, the result can hardly be
counted upon as a permanent republi
Dooley Tells Bow Hostilities Com
President Kruger remarked: "I don'i
like to see ye puilin' off ye'er coat John
Bull, an' here goes fr trouble whilt ye
have your arms in th' sleeves."
Among the uncivilized "might is
right." Among the civilized "right is
can juBtly claim to be
civilized, Briton or Boer? Which re
lies upon the power of might? Which
upon the power of right?
If the people of England believe that
the people of this country sympathize
with them in their present war, they are
mistaken. The great heart of the
American people sympathizes with the
liberty loving* bome defendera of the
republics of South Africa, and trusts
that Heaven may forefend and help
them to destroy the hosts ofthe in
While the law exempts church prop
erty lrom taxation,- the supreme court
of Michigan has decided that the prop
erty held in trust for the Catholic
church by Archbishop Kratzer,
Milweukee, is subject to taxation. This
decision will oblige the archbiBhop to
convey all trust property to the respec
tive parishes where it is located, and it
is announced that conveyances, will be
made to the parishes as soon as they
can properly incorporate.
Asa net result of the court's
the parishes will be strengthened and
the titles to church property In Michi
gan put in line with the decrees of the
church hierarchy in America. For some
reason the law and policy of the church,
relative to land titles, has been disre
garded by many of the biBhops', and it
•s a" right for the courts to interfere
and insist upon church titles being
made definite and certain.
IOWA'S VHU.IPMHE VETERANS.
Programme of Tlielr Reception at Council
Bluffs Next Monday.
Council Bluffs, Ta., Nov. 3. A
telegram received here announces that
the Fifty-first Iowa volunteers, who
have just been mustered out, left San
Francisco Wednesday afternoon. Un
less delayed on the road by accident or
weather conditions the regiment will
reacji here Monday morning, as at first
anticipated. The local committees are
huBtliug to complete tbe preparations
for their reception and entertainment.
The city is being gaily decorated for
the occasion and everything put in
readiness. The plans contemplate a
short parade through the city, brief
speeches of welcome, and a dinner to
be served the men at 11 o'clock. The
companies will leave for their home
towns at 1 p. m.
San Francisco, Nov. 3.—The Iowa
regiment left several men In the hos
pital here, they being too sick to leave
their wards. They were discharged
with the other men of the regiment
but they will be cared for in the hos
pital until they are In a condition to
leave It. The men left behind are Ser
geant Frank W. Baker and Harry M.
Woods, of company A Elmer Narvor,
of company William McLean and
Ira Balrd. of company E Riley D. Ste
vens. of company G, and Corporal
Hugh M. Goff and Edward Woods, of
Pearl Button* and Convict*.
Des Moines, la.,No
v. 2.—More protests
have beeu received against the estab
lishment of a pearl button factory at
the Fort Madison penitentiary. The
labor organizations at Sioux City and
other points have pledged the local
legislative candidates of all parties to
oppose the contracting of convict labor
to any line that shall put free labor
in competition with convicts. The
buttonmakcrs at Vinton, where the in
dustry Is being established, formally
Threw Little One* Cromateri*
Kowau, Iu., Nov. 3.—John Ovens'
three small children were burned to
death while their parents were away.
A gang of railroad graders was only
twenty rods away, but the flames were
too quick for cITorts to save the chil
Twenty-five Horses Destroyed.
BooAe, la., NpVi. S.vr^fibn JBaln &•
Son's iivery stable waa jtestroyed Up
fire last night, together with ftwenty-
five horses. Loss, 115,000 Insurance,
THE VOTE IN DELAWARE COUNTY.|
Attention Centered on Northern
Frontier of Natal.
BOER DEFEAT AT BESTER'S HILL
While Uio Gi.ln for llio Brltlah Wan Very
Slight, thu NewK C»u*es Great Enthusi
asm iii Londuti—C»po Colony l)utcli Dis
satisfied and Threaten to Join Their
Neighbors Boers Command the Rail
way Betwenu Klmberly mid Cape Town*
London, Nov. (.—Attention is mo
•leutarily transferred to the northern
frontier, where the Boers are advanc
ing and the small British detachments
are retreating. Dispatches from Cape were lost.
Slight Success for British.
The correspondent of The Standard
at. Ladysmlth says the British scored
a slight success' that was sufficient to
show the enemy that they are still
equal to. aggressive battle. He adds
that the Fifth lancers and some field
artillery drove a command of Free
State Boers from their camp, five
miles to the southwest of the town.
Only three of the British soldiers were
hit. News from Natal is still meager,
and what has been received is mixed,
tbe main feature being three accounts
of Thursday's fighting around Lady
smith. One of these describes the tak
ing of the Boer camp at Bester's Hill
in such a fashion as would mean, if it
were true, a distinct check to the Free
State burghers. It is understood that
the.Boers have proclaimed the upper
Tugola division of Natal annexed to
the Orange Free State. A dispatch to
The Daily Mail, dated Burghersdorp,
Nov. 2, says that the large British
camp at Stromberg Junction has been
broken up by order" or~Gefferal Sir
Redvers Buller and everything has
been moved to Queenstown, fifty miles
to the southward.
Boei^Cominand the Route.'
Thirty-five hundred Boers have
crossed the bridge at Bethulla, destroy
ing sections of the railroad near that
place. Reports show that while the
British still hold De Aar and the Or
ange river bridge, the Boers have the
latter undermined, thus commanding
the route from Cape Town to Kimber
ley. A report that the Basutos have
risen is telegraphed from Cape Town.
It is not given official credence. If It
were true tbe Boers of the Orange
Free State would find their time ful-
Iy occupied.. Tbe rising of one tribe
of natives In South Africa means the
rising of all. Repeated rumors that
the Ladysmith garrison has capitu
lated arc received from Europe, but ail
are denied at the war ofHce, It being
held that Joubert would be the first
to proclaim such a victory. Buller's
movements are now the subject of uni
versal speculation. The war office Is
necessarily silent on this subject. The
mobllizatiou al Dclugoa Bay of the
force en route to the Cape is a possi
Humanity on Both Sides.
The humanity of both armies In
caring for the wouuded and the court
eous exchange of prisoners are among
the redeeming features of the hostili
ties. The British transport Nineveh
has reached ('ape Town. The New
South Wales Lancers from Aldershot
were aboard. The Tenth Hussars
sailed from Liverpool on the transport
Columbian. Reports indicate that the
Boers are displaying great courage and
6kill in the management of their ar
tillery, but that the British guns are
the more eflective. especially those
brought from the Powerful. General
Buller has ordered the withdrawal of
the troops at Stormberg Junction. The
detachment was sent to Queenstown
Point, fifty miles southeast. Prince
Chrlsian and a number of other offi
cers left last Friday for Durban en
route to Ladyjsmlth, where they will
replace the British officers killed or
wounded in the recent fighting there
FIFER THE CHOICE.
President \flll Appoint Hlin an Inter*
state Commerce Commissioner.
Washington, Nov. 3.—Joseph W. Fl
fer, ex-governor of Illinois, will suc
ceed W. J. Calhoun as membr of the
Interstate commerce commission. This
Information was secured from a source
which practically gives it the authority
of au official statement.
When Mr. Calhoun tendered his res
ignation several months ago in order
to devote his entire attention to a lu
crative private law practice it was
virtually conceded that his successor
would come from his home state of
Illinois. The position of interstate
commerce commissioner is one of the
jnost responsible as well as desira
pie at:the gift Qf the national adminls
and when Mr. Calhoun's re-
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DRIVING BRITISH OUT
Oleaster on the K.nke.
Chicago, Nov. 4.—A tragic end to a
happy yachting tour was brought to
the owner and crew of the schooner
yacht Chlquita of Charlevoix, Mich.,
by the wreck of the little craft in a
gale, three miles east of Miller's Sta
tion, Itul. While the father of one of
the party, Photographer Frazier of
Charlevoix, Mich., waited to join his
son here and journey with him and
with Capt. and Mrs. D. S. Way down
the Mississippi river, the yacht was
blown into the merciless breakers in
the bight of tllo-lnke and all on board
Colony points indicate extreme dlsaf-1 ?nptai» ami owner, 30 years old, Cliar
tection among the Cape DutcU, LYa IZ
ire exulting over tbe Boer successes
In Natal and are verging on an out
break. No new particulars liave been
received of the engagement Thursday
it Beater's Hill. The war office is in
clined to minimize the results of the
fight. Renewed hope is in the hearts
of the populace since the report that
the Boers surrounding Ladysmlth
defeated near Beater's Hill. While
the gain is believed to have been slight,
the engagement demonstrated that the
British were still able to take the of
fensive. Sir Redvers Buller tele
graphed the news to the war depart
ment from Gape Town, and the report
was at once bulletined and excited
crowds cheered the promulgated dis
The dead arc: D. S. Way,
tographer In Charlevoix.
Such is the Advice of the Com
PRELIMINARY REPORT IS SENT IN.
Dewey, Denby, Seburman and Worcester,
the Members ofthe United States Philip*
pine Goinmlitslon Have a Very Poor
Opinion of Aguinaldo*—Need for Ameri
can Occupancy ofthe Islands—It Would
ltoHiilt in internal Peace and Order.
Washington, Nov. 4.—The preliml
lory statement of the Philippine com
mission has been handed to President
McKinley. An unanimity of opinion
favoring the retention of the islands,
the intimation being made that it will
tie a long time before the natives can
govern themselves, and that govern
ment of tbe islands by the United
StatCR is the archipelago's only salva
tion, are the main features of the ddc
ument. No advice, however, is given
as to the proper course to pursue in
the premises, and tha statements made
tend to lay all the blame on Aguinaldo
for existing hostilities. The report
holds tiie Insurgent leader responsible
for all the trouble, arguing that his
primary object is not to secure the
liberty of his people but a continuance
of his own alleged arbitrary power.
Tricky. Murderouii Upstart*
In the languarge of the commission
ers, instead of being a patriot, a great
champ.iou of freedom and a second
George Washington, Aguinaldo is pict
ured as a miserable, shifting, tricky,
treacherous, murderous upstart, whom
General Otis and other Americans
would be unwilling to even associate
with. One conclusion the commis
sioners reach relate? to the capability
of the Filipinos for self-government
According to their idea the people are
aot reftdy for It, even though they
showed a knowledge of the blessings
of liberty when they fought Spain 300
years to attain It. Among the more
promipent suggestions embodied in the
statement are references regarding the
good conduct of the Americans now
there and the bright future for the isl
ands under the domination of Spain's
Need for American Occnpancy.
The gist of the report specifies the
need for American occupancy and
urges the necessity for maintaining the
army. Concluding it says:
"Our control means to the lnhabl
tahts of the Philippines internal peace
and order, a guarantee against foreign
aggression and against the dismember
ment of their country, commercial and
industrial prosperity and as large a
share of the affairs of government as
they shall prove lit to take. When
peace and prosperity shall have been
established throughout the archipela
go, when education shall have become
general, then, in the language of a
leading Filipino, his people will under
our guidance, 'become more American
than the Americans themselves.'"
The report is signed by J. G. Sebur
man, George Dewey, Chacles Denby,
and Dean C. Worcester.
STILL PURSUING REBELS.
General Olf.* Tells of the Movement of
Troopn in Luzon.
Washington, Nov. 4.—The war de
partment has received the following
cablegram from General Otis:
"Manila, Nov. 3.—On 1st Inst. Lieu
tenant Slavens and eighteen men re
conuoitercd MncArthur's frout, struck
forty or more entrenched insurgents.
Immediately attacked and dispersed
them, killing three and wounding a
number. No casualties. Yesterday
Lawton's advance at Aliago struc en
emy both west and south of city. Bat
sou's Macabebec scouts, reconnolter*
lng south, struck insurgents in am
bush. Lieutenant Boutelle killed, one
scout wounded. Batson routed enemy,
who left seven dead In the thickets.
Yesterday Bell, Thirty-sixth vol'in
teers, with regiment and troop Fourth
cavalry, cleared country of all armed
insurgents from Florida Blanco to con
siderable distance beyond Porac, pur
suing them Into mountains, capturing
nine of their cavalry horses, several
guns, considerable property, killing,
wounding and capturing a number of
enemy, insurgent cavalry of that sec
tion practically destroyed. Bell's cas
ualties one man killed and two
JEFFItIRS STILL CHAMPION*
But He Had the U»rdui«t Fight of His
Lift with .shut-key.
New York, Nov. 0.—James J. Jeffries
retuiued his title of heavyweight cham
pion of the world after one of the hard
est battles ever fought by big men In
this county. The Los i&i&eles boiler
maker won the race "on the wire," for
tbe sailor was in tbe race until the last
few jumps had to be surmounted.
The ex-man-of-v.ar's-mnn carried
battle to ills opponent from gong to
gong, and at no stage, did he permit
Jeffries to loaf always from the first
the hurley marine held the center of
the stage, while Jeffries came up for
action. Ninety per cent, of the leads
eaiue from the sinewy sailor boy. Had
the fight ended with the twenty
first round Sharkey would have been
given the declsiou. With the ending
•of the twenty-third round Siler would
tlrement was announced those men- twenty-third round Siler would I
tloned to succeed blip Included j£Qarly "&*e calicd it a draw. The last two I
rounds, however, were so far In, favor
of the champion that the resultof the
attie was apparent before the re
feree, Siler, declared Jeffries victor.
Sharkey's tactics were very rough,
and lie clinched and brought his man's
head into chancery a dozeu times dur
ing the progress of the fight. He used
the heel of his glove after every clinch,
and in other ways transgressed the
rules repeatedly. Jeffries did not fight
in the form he displayed against Fitz
sitnmons. He was wild in the earlier
stages of the contest, and under the
concentrated heat of 400 200-candle
power arc lights showed but little of
the power of his former engagements
in the ring. His defense, too, was
weak. Sharkey landed left nufl right
swings repeatedly where Fltzslmmons
had failed utterly. He bore in, under,
over, and through Jeffries' guard at
times as though the latter had none.
It was a good battle to watch, full of
action. True, there were enough clinch
es to dull the ordinary battle, hut this
Is to be expected with two sucli Bo
hemoths in the ring. The Chicago
crowd won almost to a man. They
placed their money with Jeffries'
chances on the hypothesis that a big.
good man was better than a good, little
man, and along these lines they bet on
»very man of prominence In Illinois
who was doomed qualified for tbe du
ties of the office and also willing to ac
cept it. The reported decision to ap
point Mr. Kifer will therefore be pecu
liarly gratifying to his friends.
It was an even match as to strength.
The forcing was done by Sharkey, but
effective countering stood this off to no
inconsiderable extent. The matter of
vitality did not figure as much under
the heat as was anticipated. Siler and
the seconds of the men suffered great
ly from this, but the equatorial voy
ages of the sailor and the blasting-fur
naces experience of the boiler maker
made botli men practically immunes.
It was an earnest fight all the way
Siler's decision, while In accord with
the opinions of the winners, and ap
posed Iii some quarters by the losers,
is approved by the non-betting and
neutral critics who saw the fight.
After the fight it was ascertained
that Sharkey had two ribs broken be
fore the battle was half over, and had
also wrecked his right shoulder.
At Reported by R. G. Dun & Co.'#
THE WAR IN THE TRANSVAAL.
British Reverses In South Africa Have a
Tendency to Cause the Englishmen to
Look to America for Securities—Enor
mous Sates of Wool at Boston—Shoe
Dealers Refuse to Pay the Higher Prices
Asked by the MHiiufHeturers.
New York, Nov. G.—R. G. Dun &
Co.'s weekly review of trade says:
British disasters in South Africa
have brought to view something beside
the steady self-reliance of the English
people, that they hold not many Ameri
can securities to be dislodged in' any
tlm« for alarm, but are inclined to take
more when stocks and money look for
A little decline of of a cent in
wheat and 1% cents in corn does'not
hinder exports, though it Is some evi
dence that growers think they have
ample supplies. Atlantic exports of
wheat for Ave weeks have been, flour
included, lS.GSU.uOU bushels, against
18,182,631 bushels last year, and Pa
cific exports 2,713,551 bushels, against
8,917,434 bushels lust year.
Western receipts of wheat have
continued heavy, but have not rivaled
last year's extraordinary outpouring,
amounting to only 39,1)58,087 bushels
In five weeks,
Against 49,040,701 bush
els last year,, but western corn re
ceipts run ahead of last year's in the
same weeks, and the exports have
been 18,048,044 bushels, against 11,.,
558,158 bushels last year. j!'?*''
EnormouN Sales of Wool.
The enormous sales of wool at Bos
ton, 21,557,500 pounds reported, mak
I lng 25,3G8,700 pounds at tbe three chief
I markets for the week, are extremely
important. That not all is for eon
sumption, "as the trade Is naturally
tempted to believe, may be true, and
yet actual purchases by the mills of
half that quantity would imply ex
traordinary encouragement respecting
the demand for woolen goods. The
prices have been generally advanced
to an average scarcely below that of
May, 1892, and for Ohio washed, light
and dark unwashed, and pulled wool
slightly higher. Expectation of higher
prices at London prompted much
speculative buying, but the demand
for woolen goods is also undeniably
The cotton manufacture has also
great demand, with prices constantly
rising, so that with middling uplands
at 7.56 cents goods are relatively
nearer in price tliau they have been
since Oct. 1, but whether both will ad
vance much further depends upon the
correctness of current estimates of the
In the Iron Trnde.
Prices of pig iron for early deliver
ies are still advancing, but ns a great
part of the demand has protected it
self by contracts running far Into next
year, including purchases of 50,000
tons Bessemer this week at $2.50, and
as billets are quoted at $39.50 for spot,
but $35 for next year, the market can
be interpreted several ways. An
thracite pig Is also quoted at $24.50
for early delivery and local coke at
Ohicago. But no finished products
have advanced during the last week,
excepting refined bars, which the
eastern association has put up $1 per
ton. More weakness appears in some
lines of which the works have not or
ders running far ahead. But it is
claimed that 1
tons of rails,
LONDON FKELS EASIER.
Storlfrs of Disaster at Xudysmitli Officially
London, Nov. .—Ail immense weight
was lifted from the public mind by a
brief official dispatch, published here,
by which the continental stories of dis
aster at Lndysmith were proved to be
false, although the dispatch Itself re
vived the anxiety of the more timid !n
another direction, as it indicated that
General White, instead of sitting tight
and acting wholly on the defensive, as
it is held in many quarters be ought
to do, persists in making sorties and
risking another Nicholsons Nek disas
ter. Generally, however, the cheery
tone of the dispatch, showlug that
there Is no anxiety at Ladysmlth as
regards the ability of the beleagured
garrison t^ hold its own, has had an
excellent effect on the country. From
the fact that General White is able to
take the offensive and shell a Boer
cainp, It seems that Ladysmlth is not
so closely besieged as was supposed.
Not much importance, however, is at
tached to the shelling of the Boer laag
er, as the war office has no confirma
tion of the story that the Orange Free
Staters' camp at Besters has been
captured. Were this true, it might
have considerable effect on the future
attitude of the Orange Free State,
which is not so directly concerned in
the conflict as the Transvaal.
The evacuation of Colenso and the
reported withdrawal of the British
-I MAP SHOWING OOI.E3SO.
force' from Stromberg are still unex
plained.^ The former may ba due to
either the Boer artillery rendering the
place untenable, or to the fact that
pressure elsewhere, possibly at I'ieter
marltzburg. has necessitated the con
centration at a threatened point of all
available troops. It is said that If
the objective of the Boers traversing
Zululand was Pletennarltzburg, they
ought shortly to be .heard from. That
the position is regarded as serious is
apparent from ,tho fact that British
eruisel's !»rc hurrying to the Cape sta
With regard to Stormborg, it Is
claimed that If it turns ont to- be true
that the place has been evacuated, it
may-either'be due to the impossibility
at present'"of providing ati ndequate
garrison lo'defend such impor&int sup
plies against the Boer raids, or to
change In General Buller's plans,
whereby General Methuen's division
will be landed at Durban to relieve
General White. If the latter plan Is
deckled on the nearest available stores
are those at Stormberg and the quick
est ]r._'thod of making the necessary
provisions for an advance will be to
railroad those- stores to east London
whence they would reach Durban be
fore the first troopship.
Wofuen Working I he Farms.
Cape Town, Nov. 6.—A delayed mes
•snge from Klmbcrlcy says tlmt Colonel
,Turper recounoltered from that place
t)ct. 31. The Boers fired thirteen shells
.^without damage. Advices from Mafe
'king say the Boers stationed a big
Pretoria gun with a range of seven
miles aud fired sixteen shots, one hit
ting the town and burning Well'
store. The Boer farms are being
worked by the women and Kaffirs. All
the farms send fcgular contributions
of supplies to the Boer commissary.
1IOBART SLIGHTLY WEAKER.
Otherwise There Is but Little Change In
II IH Condition.
Paterson, N. .T., Nov. 0.—The condi
tion of Vice President Hobart was but,
little changed Monday except that he
was slightly weaker. He spent
fairly comfortable night and slept
good part of the night. Dr. Newton
again spent the night at Carrol Hall
and said at S o'clock Monday morning
that Mr. Holiart.rested as well as could
be expected under the circumstances.
He denied emphatically the statement
published in one of the morning pa«
pers to the effect that Mr. Ilobart was
suffering from cancer of the stomach,
He said that the statement given out
by him several days ago with the con
sent of the family entirely covered the
malady of the vice president, and add
ed that there had been no new develop
ment of the disease. His official morn
ing bulletin contained nothing beyond
the above statements.
Many letters and telegrams of syra
pathy have been received and Mr. and
Mrs. McKinley daily send a telegram
and a box of roses and violets to Car
rol Hall.. Dr. Newton said that Mr.
Hobart took a lively iuterest in the
news of the day, extending to the Boer
situation and the coining election, but.
that he (Dr. Newton) and the members
of the family discouraged such discus
sions as likely to unduly excite him
Mr. Ilobart takes no solid food and
comparatively little liquid nourish
ment. His vitality, upon which he is
living, is remarkable, and his cheerful
ness Is a strong factor in sustaining
the members of the family "In their
affliction. He fully realizes that his
end is near.
per cent of the entire capacity, has
been sold for next year. Tin Is weaker
at 30.50 cents and lake copper at 17
cents, while spelter is offered at 4.85
Future Ord.r. Restricted,
Dealers are refusing to pay the
higher prices asked by manufacturers
of boots and shoes to such an extent
that future orders are somewhat re
stricted. Yet the October shipments
were 473,722 eases, against 415,259
last year, au Increase of 12 per cent,
and 307,939 in the same week of 1892,
an increase of nearly 30 per cent.
Considerable irregularity appears. In
the relation, between demand and sup
ply, with rather more general hesi
tancy in buying on the part of dealers
In women's goods.
Hides and leather remain strong,
packers having somewhat advanced
prices at Chicago, their supplies being
sold four to six weeks ahead.
ILLINOIS FLAG LAW VOII).
Judge Gibbon. Denies the Constitutional
ity of the Aob
Chicago, Nov. 0.—That the Illinois
flag law is unconstiutional was the
opinion rendered by Judge Gibbons in
deciding habeas corpus proceedings
brought by J. J. Hartlgan of the Glas
gow Woolen Mils, who was arrested
on a charge of violating the statute.
In unmistakable terms the Judge de
clared that the informers' fee clause
in the flag act Is against the spirit of
American Institutions. It was held
that the statute guaranteeing inform
ers a Bhare of the line conflicts with
the power of the governor, granted by
the constituion, to pardon offenders
and remit lines. The declsiou Is re
garded with Interest by the bar, as il
Is considered the first instance in the
history of Illinois jurisprudence where
the fact that a part of the Hue Im
posed for the violation of an act lias
been given to the informer has beeu
used in questioning tbe validity of the
West Plains, Mo., Nov. G.—At Moun
tain View, twenty-five miles east of
here, Avery Smith killed George
Humphrey, beating him to death with
a baseball bat. Both were schoolboys
15 years old. They quarreled over
game aud Humphrey, It Is said, threat
ened to use a knife on Smith. Smith
seized a bat and struck Humphrey on
the head repeatedly. Smith was ar
rested and brought to this" place for
Great Floods In Franee.
Paris, Nov. 0—Dispatches received
here from Nlmes, department of Gard,
and Privas, department of Ardeche,
say that great floods have occurred at
those places, roads being cut through
and several bridges and houses being
Bwept away. The Ktrone is rising
rapidly and has already overflowed Its
banks at Avignon.
Hogs, perowt 8 ro®$4.70
Steors. perewt 4
Mi'ifors, nor cwt 8
Cows. Mueher's stock, per cwt
ea rners, per cwt
Turkey#, per lb
Duuks, wlilto, per lb
Duck*, dark. p«r lb
Chickens, per lb
Old ileus, per lb
Corn, por uu [email protected]
O U, jit*r bu
T'Jiy, wild, por ton 4 fc®4
tme hay UOQ^I
Potatoes, per bu
Gutter, oroamory. por lb
I'Mttcr, dairy, per lb
Kggs, por do7.
lover 8 W(14
NEW YOItK APPLES.
By tho barrel, or in car load lots, $00 per
barrel at D. V. ltliMoll &Co's. store. Call and
*ee tills line fruit beforo buying.
45tf URIAH MOKEY.
For Sale or Kent.
Two hundred acres of choice lurid In suction
88, range 6. Easy terms aud low
1nce if taken soon. If not sold soon will be
Ideated tor a term of years.
A* S- COON,
L. B, M, ManoheftUTi la,
Good five room house. Enquire of
4ftlf MRS. E. \V. GATELY.
Experienced sulcslady. No others nood aii
r» ItACKKT STOltK,
44 f. Manchester, Iowa
Otis Bowers & Al. Bueby's Minstrels.
The above company of thirty nil
hite performers, having HU open date
between Cedar Rapids and Dubuque,
were induced by Manager Conger to
olace it here and our people will have
he pleasure of attending a performance
just us presented in all the big cities.
A company headed by Oils llowera, who
for tbe pact 20 years has been prliicipal
comedian with the famous I:e8ch &
Bower's Minstrelp, and this year heads
his own company, composed ofthe very
cream of the minstrel profession
will appear at the Opera Home on Sat
urday night, November lltli, at which
time all luverB of genuine minstrelsy
should make ready to spend tin evening
of social enjoyment
Watch for the big street parade and
concert in front of Opera House at 7
i. m. Bargain prices, 25, 35 & 50 cents
[ieserved seats on sale Thursday morn
ing at H. C. Smith's Drugstore.
l.aGrippe, with its after eftects, an
nually destroys thousands of people.
It may be quickly cured by One Minute
Cough Cure, the only remedy thai- pro
duces immediate results in coughB,colds,
croup, bronchitis, pneumonia and
throat and lung troubles. It will pre
vent consumption.—H. C. Smith.
In the 'District Court of Iowa, In and for
Delaware Connty, December Term,
A. D., 1899.
Newton Law ion, as"|
ton and Newton Law
Mrs William N.Ham
bleton, Isaac Douglass,
Inez Elizabeth cstner
Mary Ellon Dewoody,
ner, Mary Dewoody, Jo
alna Simpson, and Ttaoj.
Unknown Claimants ot
the North fractional half
of the Northwest quar
ter of Section One,
Township Eighty six,
Noivh Range six West
of tbe Fifth P. M., and
the Southwest quartor
of Section Thirty six,
North Range Six,-West
of the fifth P. M.
TO SAID DERBNDANVS:—
You and each of you are hereby notified that
there Is nag on file in the office of the Clerk ot
the Dl8tricTTJourt of Delaware county, Iowa,
the petition of the above named p'.aintlh's claim
ing that they are the absolute owners in fee of
tbe real estate above desoribed and alleging:
Th William N Hambloton was an unmar
ried man on October 18,1888. at the time he ex
ecuted and dollvered to Charles Wheeler a war
rantee deed of the North fractional half (if) of
the Northwest quarter pi) of section one (1.
Township Eighty six (86) North Range Six (Cj,
West of the Fifth P. M., in Linn county, Iowa.
That the debt secured by a mortgage on said
real estate made and exeouted on the 10th day
of November, 1S69 by John Olade to Isaao
Douglass, and which moitage is recorded in
Liber 10 on page 91 In the. recorder's office of
said Linn County, has been paid and that said
mortgage should be satisfied of record.
That one, Isaac Douglass, was on the 10th
day of November, 1860. the owner of said real
estate and on (hat toy conveyed the same
warrantee deed to one, John Ulade. That sal_
DouglAFS was at the date of said conveyance,
as petitioners are informed and believe, an un
married man ihaMf ho wasthen married, the
name and residence of his wire and the resi
dence of her heirs, if she has deoeased, are un
known to plalntifTs.
X'bat one. Alexander Benchoter, 'was on the
in day of May, t865,tae owner In'fee of the
southwest quartevim of section thirty-six [36J.
township eighty seven Mm, north range six 
west of tbe fifth in Delaware county, Iowa,
^xccpt two [S] acres and sixty four  rods In
the southwest corner thereof. That by the will
if said Benschoter, his daughters, the defend*
nts, Inez Elizabeth Crestnerand Mary EUen
Dewoody, on said 1st day of Kay, 1865, became
the owners in fee of said real estate, subjeot to
tho support therefrom of their grandmother,
Dlcna Bensoboter. That said Dlena Bensoho
ter has since deceased, and before her death
*he quit claimed her Interest in tbe said real 1
estate to said Inez Elizabeth Crestner and Mary
Ellen Dewoody, who on the 8rd day of October,
1877. duly conveyed same to Malinda Lawton.
That the mortgnee on said last desoribed
nrcmlseB, made by Byron Lawton to Malinda
Lawton and recorded In book 6 of Mortgages on
page 212 in recorder's office of .said Delaware
county, has been satisfied and should be releas
ed of reoord.
That the plaintiffs and those under whom
they claim title now are, and for more than ten
vears last past have been, in continued, actual,
open, adverse, exclusive, visible, and-notorious
nossesslon of-all of the real estate hereinbefore
described, and that abstraots of the title to
said real estate are attached to plaintiffs said
And proving that the title and estate of ,tho
•lafntins In and to all of tbe real estate herein
cforo described, be established against the
defendants and all persons olalmlng by,through
or under them, or either of them, ana all un
known claimants to same, be barred and for*
over estopped from having or claiming any
...... or title adverse to the plaintiffs, or either
of them, in and to said premises or any part
thereof: that the title to all of said real estate
be quieted in plain* Ids, and for such other and
furthor relief as may bo deemed equitanle in
And that unless you appear and answer or
pleadNthereto on or before noon of the 2nd day
of the next term, being the December, 1899,
term ot said court, which will commence at
Manchester on the 25 day of December, 1899,
default will be entered against you and judg
ment and decree rendered thereon ,as provided
Dated this 7th day ot November, A D1899.
IBRONSON & CABB.
Attorneys for Plaintiffs.
Upon reading the foregoing Notice, the same
OF REAL ESTATE,
By virtue of an order of sale directed to the
referees, Issued by the clerk of tlio
District Court of Delaware County, Iowa,'on a
decre» obtained In said Court on the ititli day
of October, 1899. in favor of the plaintiffs, Sarnu
Penney, et al*,
and against James E. Kenny,
pt al., defendants, for the partition of the real
estate described In plaintiffs' petition, we will on
the 22nd day of November, 1899, at 10 o'olock
a. m„ be at tbe office of the Kowley
House, in Earlville, &ald County, snd
then and there receive bids and, if
same are satisfactory, sell the following des
belongir to the heirs of the
late ibomas Kenny* in Delaware County, Iowa,
to-wit. The East half (J4) of the Northwest
quarter [Hi of section nlno fnj the Northeast
of section nine [9fexcept one half
(H) acre in the Northeast corner thereof: the
Southeast quarter [fc] of theNorthwest quarter
(K) of sectfon sixteen [IB] the Southwest quar-
Also Lots Seven [71* and Eight (8) in Block
Thirty eight  in Earlville, taid County
Torms of sale, cash.
Dated at Manchester, Iowa, this 8th day of
W. H. NORRIS,
H, F. AKNOOD, Referees
Dr. Swinburne, of Earlville, has late
ly returned from Chicago, where he at
tended a two weeks course of lectures
by eminent physicians and surgeons,
feeling that his patrons are entitled to
the best as well as to acquire new ideas
and keep at tho front. The past year
has ueen the most successful one in his
practice, but he is determined to keep
progressing with the profession. By
meanB of numerous medical journals
and books he keeps in touch with tbe
latest and best of medical knowledge,
aud is always on the alert to'secure the
latest and best of remedies with which
published In Delaware county, Iowa.
Manchester, Iowa, November ?, 1899.
0-45 A. S. BLAIR,
Judge of the 10th Judloial District of Iowa.
DO WE HANDLE YHEn?
We!!, we should ejaculate!
But we must close them out.
POSITIVELY WILL NOT
Carry them over until next
Do we need the money?
Do we want muchprolit?
Well, We are busy now.
We will give them away
First or sell them so cheap you'll think it's Christmas and we are
Notice of Referees' Sale.
By virtue of an order of sale directed to the
undersigned refereos from the Clerk of the Dis
trict court of Iowa In and for Delaware county,
on a judgment obtained in said court on the'24th
day of October, 1899, in favor of Leon H. Taylor,
a* plalntill. and against Joshua McCall.
Alfred NcCall. Lue lleasloy, Nellie Mc
him, Nora McCall. Ralph UcCall, Mary Mc
al, Jesse McCall, Joseph McCall, Fred Mc
McCall, Ralph McCall. Roy Mc-
OHllAlvin McCall. Vina McOall. Mlna Kelgle.
Snyder, Ralph A. Snyder ana
Alfrod,M. Snyder as defendants, for the parti
tion of the real estate named and described in
the said plaintiff's petition, we will on the 2i.d
December, J89», offpr for salo to the high
est bidder the following described real estate,
to-wit: Lot sixteen (10) of tho subdivision of
part of the north ha*'(U) of the southeast quar*
ter (U) and the south half (H) of the northeast
quarter (i*) of section twenty-nine (29) nortli
range five (6) wost of the 6th p. in.
lenns of sale, for cash. Said sale to take ..
place at the Court house door lu Manchester,
lowa,atthehourof two o'clock p. in., of said
day, when and where due attendance will be
given 1/y the undersigned.
Dated at Manchester, Iowa, this 2nd day ol
November, A. D„ 1899. E.M.OARK,
E. B. STILES,
The Bargain News
BARKON & RELKIN
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IS A HOT PLACE, BUT THE1
"WARMEST" THINGS YOU
ever heard of those
Cooper Buggies, Surreys
Road and Spring Wagons.
You know it! And what's More,
WE NEED THE FOOM.
Not a ent. We expect to lose money
some jobs Decauso we must sell them ill'
TOO BAD to have to fell th~m so rheap, but .we
must. Nqt a job on hand January ist, 1900.
That's what we are aiming lor.
That's Guarantee enough.
irtjjfcTrtTTfliffMijj. rritrrMi. 'trt
Why they are
Come in and we willtalk to you.
IF YOU'VE HEART TROUBLE, be careful. Our prices are 5UDDEN
SHOCKS. Your's busily,
DUERST & DUERST,-
THE BUQQY HEN.
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