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OFFICIAL PAPER OF COUNTY AND CITY.
Yankoe Dowcy's near La Guayra,
Yankee Dewey Candy,
At such times Irs Just as well
To liavo Yankee Dewey handy.
WEDNESDAY, DEO. 17,1902.
Admiral Dewey, with the most pow
erful fleet of American war vessels that
was ever assembled, is within one day's
sail of La Guayra. There Is a good deal
of fact in thiB four line paraphrase:
Governor Cummins' great tariff re
Vision speech, delivered a Bhort time
Bgo at Detroit, is attracting widespread
attention. The governor just at the
present time will not be popular with
those, who bend the suppliant knee that
thrift may follow fawning but be has
Tight on his side, and the farmers of
Iowa will be very apt to uphold him in
his attacks upon the citadels of the
Representative Loud of California,
who for the past half dozen years has
been stealthily endeavoring to secure
:.:the passage of legislation inimical to
:M country newspapers, will cease his trou
bling with the adjournment of the preS'
entshort session of congress. He se
cured a renomination, but was beaten
at the polls at the last election in his
district. Every country newspaper has
reason to rejoice over his defeat, for he
... was a very cunning enemy. His
schemes were often so Bmooth and
plausible, and his real purpose so well
disguised that some country newspaper
men were unable to discover his hooks.
Going to Bed Hungry Is All Wrong.
The complete emptiness of the stom
ach during sleep addB greatly to the
amount of emaciation, sleeplessness and
general weakness so often met with,
a perpetual change of tissues
in the body, sleeping or waking, and the
supply of nourishment ought to be
somewhat continuous and food taken
just before retiring, adds more tissue
than is destroyed, and increased weight
and vigor Is the the result. Dr. W. T.
Cathell BayB: "All animals except man
eat before sleep, and there is no reason
in nature why man should form tbe ex
ception to the rule."
They Continue to Discuss the "Iowa
Iowa of late has become something of
a crazy state. The last legislature was
about as popullstic aB the average Kan
sas legislature of a few years ago. The
last republican state convention went
populistic even on the tariff, tbe one
j-y question on which Iowa baB alwayB
Vis been sound. More recently even the
supreme court of the state issued a pop
'•m ullstic decision, extremely unfriendly
to capital. Fortunately the federal
court of appealB has stopped the su
preme court of Iowa in its mad career
of populism.—Cedar Rapids Republi
We are not at all certain that tbe Re
publican should be diverted from its de
bate on open work in female hosiery.—
Des Moines Register and Leader.
CONGRESS IN BRIEF
nopals oftho Procoedlngs of tho Nation*
Bl Lawmakers In the Senate
The house devoted practically the
(Whole day to discussion of a resolu
tion to limit the period of taking tes
timony in tne Wagoner-Butler contest
ed election case to forty days and final
ly adopted^a resolution to that effect
by a party vote. Shafrotli introduced a
resolution authorizing the president to
mediate in tbe Venezuela trouble.
Washington, Dec. 13.—The house
devoted yesterday to consideration of
iri£a(^6llsioh bills. The calendar
cleared, 173 bills being passed.
None of them was of especial interest.
The bill to appropriate §1,000,000 for
the eradication of foot and month dis
ease in New England was made a
special order for next Tuesday.
Washington, Dee. 15. The house
Saturday entered upon the considera
tion of the legislative, executive and
judicial appropriation bill and made
rapid progress, fifty of the 142 pages
of the bill having been completed be
fore adjournment. The urgent de
ficiency bill was reported. Favorable
reports were made on a bill appropriat
ing $500,000 to stamp out the foot and
mouth disease aud $500,000 for pay of
rural free delivery carriers.
The senate was not in session.
CIVIC FEDERATION ADJ0UBNS
Huoh Interest Has Boon Exhibited in Ita
Seaslons for tho Past Three
New York, Dec. 11.—The annual
conference of the industrial depart
ment of the* National Civic Federa
tion, which lias been in session for
three days, was brought to a close
yesterday. Interest to the last was
unabated, the hall being crowded to
its utmost capacity. The tinal sub*
ject of discussion was -'industrial
agreements,", in which many of the
most prominent delegates took part.
While no delinite results were
reached the executive committee was
empowered to appoint a special com
mittee to review and report on all tho
subjects discussed, and it was the gen
erally expressed opinion of the (lele
^gates that tho conference had been a
Guilt*/ of Offering a lirlbe.
Kalamazoo, Mich., Dec. 11.—Charles
H. Thompson, ic.trent for the Hammond
Packing company *f Hammond. Iml.,
pleaded guilty iu the circuit court here
to offering a bribe to k'.ate Food Com
missioner Snow in this cfciy last spring,
and paid a line of $1,000 Spotted by
Judge Winsur. The offense uih'ged
to have grown out of Connhl}KSi0ntil.
Snow's efforts to enforce the stute law
prohibiting the sale of colored butter
,*• Coroif-l»-«lftl Treaty with Cuba.
GREAT GUNS AT WORK
Real War Begins in Venezuela
and German and British
TWO FORTIFICATIONS BOMBABDED
Both of Them Knocked Out in Less
Than an Hour—Few Hurt,
United States Warship at La Gnayra
That Bowen Docs Not Want—
Notice of Beginning the
Populace Crlos "To Arms]"
At 7 a. m. Saturday the Charybdis
and the Vineta arrived here searching
for Venezuelan gunboats. The two
cruisers sent their boats into the inner
port, but finding no gunboats the boats
returned. Tho captain of the British
merchant steamer Topaze, which was
seized by the mob here last Wednes
day, then visited the British commo
doreon board theCharybdis and lodged
a protest against tho violation of his
ship. Tho British captain returned an
hour later with a detachment of fifty
marines, who took charge of the To
paze. The populace was greatly ex
cited at this incident, and raised tho
cry "to arms!" but there was no disor
Demand on the Authorities.
Tho British commodore then sent a
message to the authorities at Puerto
Cabollo, demanding immediate satis
faction for the action of the mob in
having hauled down the British flag
from the Topazc, saying that if this
satisfaction was not forthcoming in
two hours, at 5 p. m. the fortress and
the custom house would be bombarded,
On the receipt of this demand the au
thorities sent a message to President
Castro asking for instructions. A com
mittee of the merchants of Puerto Ca
bollo then approached the United
States consul here, petitioning him to
intervene. The consul accepted this
mission and visited the cruisers, but
he could obtain no alteration in the
decision of the allies.
Castro'0 Reply Was Too Lnte.
At a quarter before 5 a reply was
received from President Castro, who
authorized the chief official here to
(give the British commodore ample sat
isfaction. Before this answer could
communicated to the United States
^consul the hour stipulated for its re
ceipt had arrived the cruisers imme
diately opened fire on tho fortress. The
fire was returned from Fort Solano
and Castle Libertador, but the Vene-*
zuclan guns were soon silenced. No
damage was done to the town. The
excitement of the people is subsiding.
yeBterday pa?St?t3SiiJirKm!ral amend
ments the bill fixing the compensa
tion of each of the anthracite coal
strike uommissioners, and it now goes
to conference. There was a good deal
of opposition developed to the appoint
ment of the board, on legal grounds,
The statehood bill was debated, but
ffvent over until Monday, although
jQuay, who favors the omnibus bill,
challenged the one-state men to vote
nt once. An executive session was
6DIPS "REQUESTED" NOT TO LEAVE
What Appear. To lie the Do^Iniilng of
the "Pcaceablo Rlockade" Proposed.
Caracas, Dee. 15.—A note from tlio
commanders of tlie allied Anglo-Ger
man fleet, wnicli the Venezuelan gov
eminent refused to receive Friday nt
La Guayra, ivas sent Saturday to Unit
ed States Minister Bowen, at Caracas,
and forwarded by him to tlie proper
government ofllelul liere. The note is
in f|ie name of Great Britain and Ger
many and requests all Venezuelan
ships, after the lapse of live days, to
refrain from sailing from the port of
La Guayra until the present diflieulties
nre over. The question what right
Grcat„.XMtHin nild Germany have to
coerce Venezuela without declaring a
blockade is being asked on all sides
President Castro learned Saturday
morning of the illness of Madame von
rilgrim-Baltazzi, and Saturday after
noon, accompanied by his wife and a
number of Venezuelan ollicers, he
called at tlie German legation. Here
tlie visitors were received by United
States Minister Bowen, who escorted
them to tlie room of the invalid. Pres
ident Castro greeted Madame von Pil
in-im-BaltazzI and spoke to her of her
Ausband in a friendly way, saying lie
held tlie German envoy in high re
The arrival of the United States
gunboat Marietta at La Guayra was
due to a rumor that U. S. Minister
Bowen was in danger. There has been
no ground for such a rumor and the
presence of tlie Marietta was not re
quested by owen. The situation in
Caracas continues to lie critical, and
there is intense excitement among the
German residents of tlie city. Satur
day tlie Germans sought refuge at the
United States legation, where they will
be sheltered. Bowen has gotten In
quantities of all kinds of provisions,
,ti lie prepared for any emergency.
The boycotting of British and Ger
man goods continues. The British and
German colleges here, which were boy
cotted, have closed their doors. The
University of Caracas also is closed.
Priests are preaching for war. It is
reported that ninety Germans living in
the country have offered to support
the Venezuelan government against
Germany. Leading German mid Brit
ish residents nre very bitter against
tlieir respective ministers, whom they
accuse of leaving Caracas without giv
ing intimation of their intention to
abandon the city.
Tlie people of Caracas are astonished
that tlie government at Washington
remains sileut in spite of the recent
acts of the allied licet.
CASTIIO SPEAKS 11IS VIEWS
Do Declares Venezuela Right and England
aud Germany Wrong.
Caracas, Dec. 15.—The news of tho
bombardmentof Puerto Cabello caused
most intense excitement here. Tho
population flocked into the streets and
patriotic ^^•""^tralions continued all
Doc. 15.—The British gor
is considering the proposal
fition presented by the United
Puerto Canclio, Dec. 15.—The Brit
ish cruiser unarybdis and tho Ger
man cruiser Vineta bombarded the
fortress here at 5 p. m. Saturday and
quickly silenced it. The bombardment
lasted. for forty-five minutes. The
fortress Is composed of Fort Solano
and the Castle Libertador. After the
firing ceased the Charybdis sent ma
rlnes to occupy the castle. The fortress
was almost demolished. It Is proba
ble that only a few persons were in
jured by the shelling. The commander
of Castle Libertador has been taken
prisoner. The cruisers are still here.
and called on President Castro to'ap
pear. Some of the orators among the
concourse having advocated reprisals
against the foreigners resident in Ven
ezuela, President Castro, in a rage at
the suggestions, refused the demands
made in the following speech:
Citizens: The size of nations, like
tho size of men, is measured only by
their acts. Those born brave prove
their valor on the battlefield, not
against defenseless citizens.
We wil seek prisoners for Venezuelan
jails on the battlefield. Our action will
be directed only against those who
come armed. However great may be
our indignation we must behave as a
cultured and civilized people, especial
ly now, when the most powerful na
tions of Europe are behaving like real
savages. I counsel the greatest pru
dence in order not to abandon our
rights, the justice of our cause and
The good name of Venezuela must
remain always secure, whatever emer
gencles may arise in the struggle. If
we fail it will be gloriously and hero
ically, but I assure you that our coun
try will be saved—because the Su
preme Being above, who sees and di
rects all, cannot abandon us in this fa
tal emergency, justice and right being
on our side. I who never trembled be
fore danger swear I will fulfill my
duty and joyfully sacrifice my life for
the honor and dignity of the nation."
The speech was applauded and
procession of whites and negroes tra
versed tho city without an act of vio
lence being committed.
NO CAUSE TO PROTEST
Germany tuicl Orent Hrltatn l)ld Not T!o
late International Law.
Washington, Dec. 15.—Minister
Bowen has confirmed the press re
ports to the effect that the guns of the
allied fleet which bombarded Puerto
Cabello were directed entirely at the
fortifications and not at the town.
ltegretnble as it was, this statement
relieves the affair of the first suspicion
that it constituted a violation of inter
national law. in the fact that twenty
four hours' notice was not served of
the bombardment. The requirement
as to notice applies to unfortified or
fortified towns where the lire must be
directed upon the inhabitants, and this
was not the case at Puerto Cabello, so
that while the officials here regret that
the firing took place they have as yet
no cause to protest. But it is now
probable that the United States will
break its attitude of inactivity in the
event that an attempt is made to en
force tho "peaceful blockaue tov
BEF0EE THE STEIKii BOARD
finb&tnnco of tho Latest Testimony Hoard
by tho President's Autliracito
Scranton, Pa., Dec. 15.—The min
ers called witnesses Saturday before
the anthracite coal strike commission
to testify to the conditions existing at
tho collieries of the Philadelphia and
Reading Coal and Iron company. These
were the tirst persons to appear
against the company of which George
F. Baer is the head. Eight witnesses
were called, and the principal griev
ance presented was that some men
who went on strike were discriminated
Among the witnesses heard' was
President Mitchell again. His testi
mony related principally to the man
ner in which he computed the aver
ages he had previously given, in which
lie showed that bituminous men re
ceived from 40 to 50 per cent, more
wages than the anthracite miners.
Counsel for the Delaware and Hudson
disputed Mitchell's method of arriving
at tho averages. The attempt to tind
out what Mitchell did to prevent in
terference w'tli non-union men brought
out from him the statement that the
union opposed all violence.
Funeral ot'Ex-Spealtor Reed.
Portland Me., pec. 0.—In the parish
house of the Unitarian church lies the
body of Hon. Thomas Braekett Reed.
This forenoon his friends, who include
every man, woman and child in the
city of Portland, were permitted to
gaze for the last time upon his face.
Later the funeral ceremonies were
Perished in Tenement House Fire.
New York, Dec. 15.—Three lives
were lost in a tenement house lire in
First avenue near One Hundred and
Twenty-sixth street. The dead are:
iMrs. Mary Bond, :2 years old Ray
mond Bond, 7 years old Rose Bond, 5
Victory for Admiral sunuior.
Mayaguez, Porto Rico, Dec. 10.—A
notable victory was achieved yesterday
morning by Admiral Sumner, in com1
mand of the White squadron, with the
Iowa, Illinois, Albany aud Chicago. He
captured Mayaguez without resistance
at 0:24 a. m. yesterday and immedi
ately mined the harbor. The Nashville
and the Kagle subsequently entered
the channel and reported that the At
lanta and the San Francisco had last
been seen ofl! Ponce, and that perhaps
they had been overtaken. Admiral
Sumner's victory was due to thd care
ful execution of his plans.
Anarchist Plot Nipped.
Rome, Dec. 10.—Thirteen anarchists
Were arrested near Spezia, after a des
perate struggle. The police surprised
them at a meeting while they were
in the act of taking an oath with
poignards to assassinate King Victor
Emmanuel. One of the anarchists and
one of the police were severely wound
Italian Minister a Suicide.
Rome, D?c. 11.—Signor Polaseo,
Italian minister at Sotia, committed
suicide at Milan. He threw himself
out of a window of a hotel. The min
ister had been suffering for some time
past from nervous debility.
Threo Dead In a Mine.
Wilkesbarre, Pa., Dec. 12.—Three
men lost their lives and one was seri
ously injured in No. 3 slope of the
Kingston company at Edwardsville,
small mining town near this city, last
evening. Runaway cars hit them. The
dead are Benjamin Davis, John Wash
kis and Peter Pedo. Injured, An
Mad Mullah Reported Killed.
Aden, Arabia, Dec. 12.—A rumor
has reached hero of the assassination
of the mad mullah in Somaliland. The
report was brought to tho coast by
native runner from (iarrereo, via Bcr
bera. The mullah is said to have been
killed by a spear thrust in the stom
ach inflicted while he was praying
Rob Bank and Kscape.
Tolono, Ills., Dec. 12.—Robbers blew
open the safe in the private bank oi
^adoriiH in tlu.
own STATE COLUMN
Matters of General Interest to
Our Readers Reported by
PRINCIPAL HAPPENINGS OP WEEK.
State Items of Interest Gathered from
Various Sources for tho Benefit
of Our Headers.
Des Moines, la., Pec. 15.—The final
report on the yield and value at cur
rent prices of the Iowa crop of 1902
has been made public by the director
of the crop scrvlcc, J. It. Sage, having 1
been held back two weeks in order to
check the returns on which it is based.
The total value of the crop is placed
at $213J22.3:m. or SOO.dOO.OOO less than
the value of tne crop of 11H)1.
The greatest failing off is in corn.
The yield this year was 20ii,050,2:10
bushels valued at $s:s,0ui,0it0 against
227,00rt,00U bushels valued at $118,0110,
000 last year, an increase in yield this
year of OO.ouO.OOO bushels and a de
crease in value of $:ir.UOO.OOO. Last
year the corn crop was all marketable,
but this year only 137.uti0.000 bushels,
47 per cent., is marketable. The
soft corn in making up the figures for
this year is tsiven its estimated feed
The next heaviest decrease is in the
value of the oats crop, the valuations
being fl0.200.000 in 31)01 and $22,297,
900 in 1002. The value of the wheat
crop fell off $H,01o,100 of barley, $1,
371,290, and of hay, $1,025,018.
Iotra Horticultural Society.
Des Moines, la., Dec. 12.—The Iowa
Horticultural society elected the fol
lowing officers: President,M..T. Wragg,
of Waukee secretary, Wesley Greene,
of Davenport. It was decided to ap
point a committee to co-operate with
the Iowa Louisiana Purchase exposi
tion commission in securing an ade
quate display of Iowa's horticultural
Iowa Agricultural Convention. U:
Des Moines, la., Dec. 11., The
state agricultural convention yester
day electcd ollicers for the department
of agriculture. H. L. Pike, of Mono
na county, was elected director for tho
Eleventh district to succeed C. E. Cam
eron, and the other directors were re
elected. Treasurer Ellison's report
showed a cash balance on hand of .$30,»
Case of John Hamilton.
Macedonia, la., Dec. 13.—The con
dition of John Hamilton, Jr., a young
farmer living near here, is attracting
the attention of the medical specialists.
About six months ago Hamilton began
to lose flesh and take long sleeps vary
ing from eighteen to forty-eight hours,
and constant!^ increasing, with all the
efforts of the physicians to no avail.
Poultry Meeting Postponed,
Waterloo. Ia., Dec. 13.—The seventh
annual meeting of the Iowa Poultry
Farmers' association, which was called
for this city Dec. 15 to 20, has -been
postponed because a suitable building
could not be secured In which to make
the exhibit. It would have bpejh of
such proportions that no ordinary hall
would have answered the purpose.
Two War Societies Mergcu.
Council Bluffs, la., Oct. 32.—Tne two
societies composed of Philippine vet
erans the National Society of the
Army of the Philippines and the Phil
ippine Island Veterans have, been
merged, and the National Society of
the Army of the Philippines is tlie one
Heavy Loss by Fire.
Ottumwa, la., Dec. 13.—An over
heated furnace in L. R. Rosebrook's
general store at Coal Field set Are to
and destroyed that building and its
contents. The flames spread to the
postoflieo and the Iowa Central rail
road station, and caused a heavy loss.
Another Crime of Jealousy.
Clinton, la.,Dec. 15.—During a quar
rel here yesterday, Charles Grander
son, of Sioux City, was shot and in
stantly killed Benjamin Carrol was
wounded twice, and Mrs. Carrol was,
perhaps, fatally shot. The shooting-re
sulted from jealousy.
County Auditor Under Arrest.
Ottumwa, la., Dec. 11.—G. W. Van
derwilt, county auditor of Marion
couuty, is under arrest nt Knoxville,
charged with forgery and tampering
with the poll books. -I..•]•••
lias Cost Fifty-Two I.Ives Now*
Cleveland, Dec. 15.—Two men were
instantly killed, two others perhaps
fatally, and a number of others less
seriously burned, in an explosion of
gas Iu the waterworks tunnel, 100 feet
below the boitom of Lake Erie yes
terday afternoon. The dead are: Ben
Rudncr, of Kochester, N. Y., and Ar
thur Bolger, of Canton, O. Probably
fatally hurt are William Knox, of
Brooklyn, and James Ossman, of Wil
liamstown, Pa. This makes lifty-two
lives this tunnel has cost.
Five Killed Iu a Wreelc*
Bucklln, Mo., Dec. 15.—A serious
wreck oecurrcd on tlie Hannibal and
St. Joseph railroad Saturday night. A
local freight was wrecked four miles
west of Bueklm. The wrecked engine
went through the bridge at Yellow
creek. The killed are: .7. Murphy
(roudniaster), Arthur Hight, Thomas
Ainswortli, A. Green (fireman) and J.
E. Votau (trainmaster). Engineer II.
Good was fatally injured, and half a
dozen others seriously hurt—all rail
Governor Yates Goes Soutlu
Springfield. Ills.. Dec. 0.—Lieuten
ant Governor Nortlicott bus arrived
from Greenville to assume his duties
as Actiug Governor during Governor
Yates* absence in Florida. Governor
and Mrs. Yates left late In tho after
noon for Miama, Fla. The governor
will probably be absent but two weeks,
as he wants to be back home as soon
RESOLVED FOR RECIPROCITY
Detroit Meotlng of Meu Who Favor That
Policy I'artleulm-ly Want It with
Cnmula mid Cuba.
Detroit, Dec. 12.—The delegates to
the National Reciprocity convention
yesterday afternoon adopted resolu
tions, listened to a witty ami forceful
address on reciprocity by ex-GoVernor
John Lind, of Minnesota, hc&rd the
report of the linance committee and
adjourned sine die.
The resolutions adopteddcclare, first,
generally for reciprocity as a national
wniicv. and urge actionon those peatles
ble action on the reciprocity scheme
with Cuba, and urge that special ef
forts be-taken to secure closer com
mercial relations with Canada on the
The treaty with Newfoundland
heartily indorsed, and lis prompt ralift
•cation requested. The report of the
^finance committee, which was adopted,
ill dared that the work of organizing
auxiliary leagues should be vigorously
proseeutcd and that the services of one
or more organizers should be secured
to this end.
G0HE TO HEE GENERAL
Widow of General Uly*sfis S. Grant .Passes
Away After Several Months
Washington, Dec. 15.—Mrs. U.
MHS. U. S. GRANT.
ehitls. Her age prevented her rallying
from the attacks. Her daughter Nellie
Sartoris was the only one of her chil
dren with her at tlie time of her death,
her three sons, who had been sum
moned here, not having arrived before
she passed away.
BIG SLUMP IN LAKE SUPERIOR
Shares of Company T.uso $12,000,000 In
Valuo in Five Hours—Allogod
Cause of Doeline.
Philadelphia, Dec. 13.—The decline
in the price of Consolidated Lake Supe
rior shares caused a loss In live hours
of over $12,000,000 in the stock value
of the company. The capital stock Is
$100,000,000. The common shares sold
down from $.10.50 to $0.25 and the pre
ferred dropped from $08 to $50.
Tho cause is said to be a lien for
$200,000 which was reccntlj«iled by a
contractor following a disagreement
over a settlement. Directors deny that
the company's steel.rail mill has been
closed owing to lack of orders. The
company owns 2,000 square miles of
ore and timber land in Canada.
DROPPED THE DYNAMITE S
Careless Minor l.otn Fall a Hox Con
taining Fifty Pounds of tho
Wilkesbarre, Pa., Dec. 10.—Four
men were killed and ten injured, three
probably fatally, by the explosion of a
DOX of dynamite in No. 5 mine of the
4iigh and Wilkesbarre Coal com
pany at South Wilkesbarre. Tho
names of the killed are: Robert Hum
blebee, carpenter, aged 55, married
Arthur Jones, company hand, aged 28,
single Matthew Phillips, miner, aged
SO, married James McGlynn, laborer,
aged, 35, married. The fatally in
jured are: George Knorr, Charles
Stafford and Thomas Kvans. The
most seriously injured are: Neil
Sweeney, John Rustin, Dominick
Hart and James Peckems.
The men had lowered into the shaft,
which is 110 feet deep a box of dyua
mite'weighiiig tifly pounds. When tho
bottom of the shaft was reached
Phillips took tiie box off the carriage.
It slipped from his hands and fell to
tlie ground. The concussion exploded
the dynamite and the twenty men who
were in tlie immediate vicinity getting
their tools in readiness to go to their
respective chambers were hurled in-nil
directions. The woodwork at tbe bot
tom of tho shaft MIIS also torn and
scattered about. As soon as possible
word was sent to the surface and a
rescuing party was sent down.
San Francisco, Dec. 13.—An unsuc
cessful attempt was made yesterday to
lay the shore end of the Pacillc cable.
As a result the big steamer Silverton.
with the cable in her hold, is still Heat
ing idly on the waters of San Fran
cisco bay, and aboard of her there Is
keen disappointment that adverse con-
CAULK TANK ON SIIIP HOA1U).
ditions made failure of yesterday*!!
attempt to lay the iirst span of cable
toward the :ie\v Unltod Stales posses
sions. A strong unfavorable tide was
tho chief cnu&o of the 11011-siiccess of
tho iirst step of the jjreat undertaking,
and minor casualties marked' the ef
forts of the workmen at the short end.
Nothing the Mutter with the tVuather.
The day was perfect in the matter
of weather conditions, and the occasion
had I icon made ihe cnuse for a semi
holiday. Fully people gathered
at tho beach, one-half of them school
children, to witness the beginning
the cable hiving. The Silverier got
under way from her anchorage in the
bay soon after daylight, a-id she was
at anchor oft' the bench soon after 9
a. m. The surf was bbuking heavily
off shore, bin ihe sea? were rapidly
moderating. It was tlvh decided to de
lay hauling the cabie.isliore until the
water became somow'imt Kiuootheiv
the steamer and tne snore. The ciews
of these littie boats alonir with the
crews of two bo.its launched from the
steamer carried a larjje rope from the
Silverton to point just ouls-de the
line of breakers, and there they lay
while one t?f tlie crew of the lire-sav
ers' boats signalled for the b« at of the
Golden Gate Park life saving crev.*
to come out ihioitj?h the surf and take
the end of, tnc.vopi' to the,land.v
An Apt SuffM.callon.
The Wx'v. Samuel Longfellow was a
poot, us well as was his more eminent
brother, lie was the compiler of a
hymnboou for churches, in which work
ho was assisted by a fellow clergyman
of tin* panic Christian mime. On ap
plying to a third number of tho pro*
Grant, willow of 1'resident Grant, died ft-'ssliyj to sivc tlie liuok :i title the lat
at her residence in tills city at 11:17
p. m. yesterday. Death was due to
heart failure, Mrs. Grant having suf
fered for some years from valvular
disease of the heart, which was ag
gravated bv a severe attack of bron-
s'JKgested tliat It be called tho Sam
The great laughing attraction of the
A red-hot Farce Comedy in 3 Acts with
great specialties between Acts.
Also the Hall Children from N. V.
Their work appeals to children fro?n 4
tol2earsof age. It is a wonderful
performance. Full particulars later.
Prices 25, 35, and 50 cents. Tuesday
night at Central Opera House, Dec. 23
Notice of Probate of Will.
STATK OF IOWA, Delaware County—ss.
To all whom it may concern:
You arc korcby notified tlmt tho last will of
George Banner, .deceased, lias been llled.
opened and read, and Monday, tho S2nd day of
December, A. D. 1902. axed &b tho time, and
tho Court House In Manchester the place for
hoarlnK and proving tho same.
Witness my hand and seal of said Court this
ifit hday of December, 1903.
II. s.] JOHN GKOKGEN,
C-l-wl Olorlc District Court.
Statement of the coudition of tho
Delaware County State Bank,
Organized under tbe LAWS of Iowa, located at
Manchester, lown, in tlie County of Uolaware, ot
tho close of business on tho 8th ilny of December,
A. D. 1902, mnde to tho Auditor of Stato. as re
quired hv law.
Amotiut of 11111?, U. S.'Bonds,
and other evidences of debt
nnlly owned by the lank.... $874,WO 22
Amount of cush on hand, viz:
Silver coin and bullion
Local Tender nnd National
llatik notes and subsidiary
Drafts on solvent hanks on
hand and cash items not
dishonored, on hand and be*
longing to the bank
Gold coin.. .$11,275.00 \'k.
The amount subject to be
drawn at sight on deposit
with solvent uanks or bank
First Nat'l Bank. N.Y $ 3,028.42
First Nat'l Bank.Chicago... 14,OOO.B8
Second Dubuque.. 9,634.97
Des Moines Savings Bunk... 10,64U.fi'J
Merchants' Nat'l Bank, Cedar
Collecting hanks 880.00
Tho value of real property.. .$12,247.90
Value of pergonal property.. 2,500.00
Amount of capital stock actu
ally paid up in cash $ GO,000.00
Amount sight deposits $110,'j f.71
Amount time deposits 254,544.90 865.500.61
Amount of undivided profits,
surplus fund $80,000.00
Other profits on hand, less
taxes and expense 4,505.55 $ 34,605.55
Total llabilitlOB $460,006.16
Am't of liabilities to the bank
on the part of tlie directors.
As borrowers $ 4,653.00
1 As endorsers 2,264.00 $6,917.00
Notice of Probate of Will,,.
STATE OF IOWA, i„
DKLAWARK COUNTY, 1
To all whom It may coacern: You are hereby
notified that the last will of Paniolta Barry, de*
ceased, has beea Jllcd, opened and read, aad
Monday, tlie 22nd day of December, A D.
1902 fixed as the time, and tbe Coart House
in Manchester the place for hearing and prov
ing the same.
witness mv hand aad:scal of said court this
15th day of Decombor 1002.
Dubuque, Iowa, Dec. 13, A. 1)., 1902.
61-wl WM. A. LEATHERS,
Referee la Bankruptcy.
WANTED—Manager for Delaware
county. 820 per week, with chance of
advancement. $14,000 cleared in three
years by one of our managers. Send
Btamp for particulars and booklet
"iJiuck Not Luck, Wins." Address W.
A. Wright & Co., Des Moines, Iowa.
CORN FOR SALE
Before buyiiig your corn look me up
Can furnish best quality, hard corn,
shelled or ear, in any quantity, at priceB
that will surprise you. Carload lots a
W. H. HUTCHINSON.
Illinois Central R. B.
New Orleans Limited
Exclusively a Pullman Train
Kffcoi^'3 December 7, tho Chicago and New
Orlop,fS Limited, fast vestibule train, will bo
Ki-l'ijbut of Chicago, running from Chicago to
Memphis as a Pullman car train only. TralnNo.
3, tho Limited, currying only Pullman sleeping
cars, dining car ana buffet library car will leave
Chlrngo dally ai 7:00 p. m. for Memphis, Hot
Springe, Nnslivllle, Atlanta, Jacksonville, and
arriving ut New Orleaus at 7:40 p, nt. tho next
day. No coach passengers will be taken on it,
they lielog carrlod to tno abovo poluts on new
train No. 2S having coaches only and leaving
Chicago at 0:25 p. m. daily and arriving at New
Car running via New Orleans.
Orleans 7:40 p. m. the next day This coach
train will also carry every Wednesday out of
Chicago the Han Kranclst'o Excursion sleeping
In addition, tho Tlew Orleans Special fast day
train, with through sleeping and buffet-library
cars, and servlug all meals in dloing ear, will
leave Chicago daily at 10:00 a. m. and arrive at
I«UoSiviii£ Crowjtyjegtn Work.
It was nearly 11 a iipfnvf* the I Now Orleans at JOiWnext morning, connecting
»», I''. IJ4.1.U1C ..Itk tlm Don... In.lW •.« U..m
it.,, „(1V|11W with the Sunset Limited of the Southern Pacific
u\e-snun„ en .(upeared on the for Houston, San Antonio and San Frauolsco,
scene whli its surf 1,.»1k i-eadv to lend the Sunset Limited leaving New Orleans dally
at 11:65a.m. Ticketsanf further Information
nsMst.im ^tfiJfcanjght be-needed of railroad ticket agents. A. H. HANSON,
Dl-WH uen'i fass'r Agent.
We, Wm. C. Oawloy, President, K. W. Tirrill,
Vice-President, and Chae. J.Seeds', Cashier, of the
Rank above named, do solemnly swear that the
foregoing statement is full, true and correct, to tho
best of our knowledge and belief, that the assets
therein set forth are bona fide the property of
said Bank in Its corporate capacity and that no
part of the same has leen loaned or advanced to
said Bank for the purpose of being exhibited as a
portion of its assets.
WM. C. CAWLEY. President.
11. W. TIKRILL, Vice-President.
Sworn to-before me aud subscribed in my pres
ence by Wm. C. Cawley, R. W. Tirrill and CI
J. SeeuB, this 10th day of December, 1902.
[SEAL.] O. O. FIERCE,
Ttotury Public of Iowa, in and for Delaware
H. P. ARNOLD, V,
C. W. KEAGY, Directors.
BRAL. Clerk District Court.
Notice in Bankruptcy.
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OK TIIR UNITED
STATK8 FOR TIIE NORTHERN DISTRICT OP
IOWA, KA8TERN DIVISION.
In the Matter of
Albert F. HaiRht, In Bankruptcy.
To the crei
tlie County of Delaware and Dlstrlctaforesaid
of Delaware am
'rcby given tha
tors of Albert F. Haiglit of Delhi in
jr, A. i).
1902, tho said Albert F. Ualgl
was duly adjudicated bankrupt and that the
1902, tho sa
Notice is hereby given that on the 19th day of
December, A. I). 1902, tho said Albert F. Uaight
first meeting of his creditors will be held at tlie
Court House In Manchester, Iowa, on tho 2nd
day of January, A. I), lino, at 10 o'clock in the
forenoon, at which lime tbe said creditors may
attend, prove their claims, appoint a trustee, ex
amine tue bankrupt, and transact such other
business as may properly come before said
Said the Grocer
"I'll have to get a barrel to hold the nickels.""
"What's the matter?" i®
"Uneeda Biscuit! Theliew delicacyPri
Sold only in 5 cent packages,
Enough for a meal, too.
Just look at that package!
Royal purple and white.
Dust proof I Moisture proof 1
Keeps in the goodness.
Keeps out the badness.
Take no imitations.
at our store.?
Odor proof 15
AT RIGHT PRICES.
ROGER BROS., AND KEEN KUT
Geo. S. Lister.
A Fancy or White Vest is thr
just now among tasty dressers. We have an elegant selec
tion of patterns—correct in style and reasonable in price. They
include a wide range of color designs—anything you want, from
plain white to real "Loud" colors. We make them up in
Scharles'best style, from $3
Silver Spoons, Knives and Forks.
See our Pocket Knives, Razors, Scissors, Car
vers, Etc., before making your purchases.
."• 1 nv
4 mv .5 1 "t Ji
Make Yourself A Christmas
of a new suit of clothes or a heavy overcoat. We've re
duced the prices on all heavy goods in the house, in order to
make room for new spring stock, soon to arrive. if*-
SCHARLES, THE JAILOR.
DO YOU WISH TO SAVE JIONEY
From some cause or other some of the people have a few mistaken
concerning the GARMENT CUTTING SCHOOL. Many think it would be
bard to learn, some think they must,attend just so many hours each day for so
many days, while others have an idea that when styles change the work is use
less to them, all of which ideas are incorrect. AB to its being easv to learn
one can readily understand the work. It 1B so simple that a single explargtioi
in many cases is all that is necessary, and when understood it is imposghie tl
forget, as the numbers are always before you while cutting. A child tjfat can
read and draw lines can learn to use the GARMENT CUTTER. There are a
numbfir'qf people who are anxious to learn but thought they woaid have to
attend a certain nu'mb&rtif irGiVd ea'cfc day, as theyxufey e&<£ydftrthe time they
bad given the matter up. This idea has bothered the people-a great deal-and
we will try and explain. Anyone can come at any hour, stay a few minutes, an
hour or all day just as they see fit. All pupils may come afid go at their leisure.
Owing to tbe above facts, do you wish to provide your household with a system
of cutting that Is simply perfect? Do you wish to Bave your daughters from a
long apprenticeship to learn dressmaking and ladies' tailoring?
Do you wish for a work by which one can cut any garment worn by either
sex with a few
For particulars regarding ti^iie and expense, addresB^^y^f^
$40 Suits at $35, §35 Suits at $30, "^$30 Suits at $25,-$
$25 Suits at $20, $25 Suits at $15. -.s1.
Any Heavy Overcoat in the House for $22.50.
Do you wish for a work for which, when once in your
home you would not take ten times its cost for convenience and for money
saved? Then investigate the DIAMOND GARMENT CUITER and CUT
TING SCHOOL. It makes cutting for the family a pleasure instead of a task.
Remember this company does not ask for one moment or your time aB an ap
prentice, but the grand accomplishment of having to cut any and every garment
is at once begun. This school will open in a short time, but all ladies that will
start to take lessons at once wili receive their lessons at their homes free of
charge until the olaes is fully organized.
MISS JOSIE SHARP, Manchester, Iowa. Box 3471
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