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THE WEEKLY TIMES.
R. HARRIS, Publisher.
MISSOURI VALLEY IOWA
"Lots or people sneer at palmistry,
but that is because they know nothing
about it," said a Philadelphia society
woman who has made a study of the
science, lr. an amateur way I don't
profess to be an expert, but I had nil
axperience recently that has led me to
be very careful in telling what I read
In the hand. I was at a friend's house,
and I asked to amuse the guests with
my hobby. 'Oh. what is the use?' I
said. 'I know you all so well that it
wouldn't be any fun.' But there- was
young man present whom I had never
Been before, and he was prevailed upon
to become my subject. As soon as I
had studied the lines In his palm for a
few moments I was struck with certain
characteristics, and I said thoughtless
ly and half Jokingly: 'This looks as
though you might have committed
murder.' The young man turned
deathly pale and snatched his hand
away. I realized that I had done some
thing I shouldn't have done, and the
conversation drifted into other chan
nels. Soon after the young man made
his excuses and left. It was not until
then that I learned the truth. He had
really killed his brother by the acci
dental discharge of a gun, and for a
long time it was thought that he would
lose his mind. That experience has al
most cured me of parlor experiments."
Recent experiments carried on by
railway officials at Berne with an au
tomatic .ticket machine, Invented by a
Swiss, have given entire satisfaction.
•.'. The machine is similar to the ordinary
automatic machines, but the glass
rases contain the tickets, on which are
printed the names of stations and the
price of the ticket. By dropping In the
right amount and pulling the handle
the ticket is set free. The machinery
Is so well constructed that an insuf
ficient sum or any base coins will not
work the spring, and there is no.danger
of the purchaser losing the whole
amount. The Swiss railway companies
will adopt this new system during the
Bummer months, when the Invention
will be given a fair trial. As the mo
chine does the work of three men the
experiment will be watched with great
Interest. A somewhat similar, system
exists in the south of Germany for
train tickets only, and it has proved a
great success.
Lieutenant James D. Taylor, who la
credited with having given General
Funston the information which led tc
the capture of Aguinaldo, is a gradu
ate of the Virginia mIXtary institute,
A dispatch to me Washington Post
from Lexington, Va where the Insti
tute is located, .'jays of Lieutenant Tay
lor: "Ha he brought off one of those
rock fights for which he was celebrated
while he was a cadet, and advertised It
throughout the Philippines, he would
have caught 'Aggy' long ago. He had
a battle every rainy afternoon when
Ihere was no drill and was novci
caught up with. He bought up all the
game cocks In Lexington and Rock
bridge, and had them stored away
near Lexington so that he could hava
his pastime."

It has been held by a Jury In Iowa
that under certain circumstances a
bank cashier must make good money
taken by robbers. In March, 1900, a
hank In Northwood was entered by
burglars, who rifled the safe. O. F.
1'lland, owner of the bank, brought
suit against Burr. Payne, his cashier,
for $2,500, claiming that Payne left the
burglar-proof safe unlocked and that
he had left more money there than he
was supposed to. The Jury awarded
Mr. TTlland $823.50.
Fortune has some queer turns In her
wheel! Lately she revived the old
fifteenth century custom of wearing
pompnndern and other fragrant bau
bles attached to the person, says an
English periodical. Now she Is going
to restore the cameo brooches of our
grandmothers and maiden aunts tc
their ancient place of honor. These
Ibrooches were greatly prized and
figured often as bequests in the last
will and testaments of those who pos
sessed them.
The historic. Burt mansion in Abbe
ville, S. which has been offered for
sale, was once the scene of confed
erate cabinet meeting, which was
called by Jefferson Davis while a guest
of Mr. Burt. At that meeting the ca
reer of the confederacy was virtually
ended, and there the great seal of the
confederate government was seen foi
the last time. The seal was reported tc
have been cast Into a well on the prem
ises, but it has been searched for with
out aveil.
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Lucrezla Borgia was a singularly
beautiful woman, with gray eyes and
yellow hair. It was said of her that her
upper eyelld3 drooped over more thai
half the Iris, so as to give the eye a
languid expression. She had a peculiar
trick of looking steadily sMewlse ut
those with whom she conversed, and
this peculiarity invariably excited dis
trust In those who observed It. She
was-: singularly gifted In conversation
and repartee, and could hold her own
In any company.
The Metropolitan and District rail
ways of London have suffered severely
by the competlton of the omnibuses
and the Central London railway. They
have been losing at the rate of $7,000
week for the past half year, and the
District railway has decided to adopt
ele-ctric traction. The change can be
effected at a moderate cost, and in a
short time. The directors have been
given full power to raise additional
capital.
At Naundorf. in the Kunsruck, near
the Rhine, a Roman temple has beer
found in a walled lnclosure measuring
220 by 200 feet. The tempje stands in
the middle, and is CO by f.O feet. It con
tains more terra cottu objects thar
have been discovered hitherto In Ger
many. They are votive offerings, about
100 being whole flrrurts representing
rTOddesses. Small bronze ctntuettcs oi
Mars. Jupiter and Merc-urj* have alsc
been found. jt
Fortune smiled on Lee Tong. a pen
r-i'ess lnundrymnn. In New Tofk the
other night. He Invested 5.2 in policy,
and the one chance out of a possible
thousand was his—he won $2,000 In real
money. Lee started with his roll for
Pan Francisco the next day.
An old horn snuffbox once belonging
to Sir Francis Drake, possibly the one
which he used at Plymouth Hoe during
his famous game of bowls, has just
been sold for 10s. In London. The
snuffbox In a quaint old relic, bearing
the coat of arms of Sir Francis, with
his name on the lid.
The question Is perplexing the thres
learned Judges of the supreme court of
Colorado whether the title "esquire"
shall be retained In filling out the
printed certificate of the admission of
Miss Flora E. HWIman to practice at
the bar of said court.
&
Peter Evans, of Auburn, Ind., wa.i
recently arrested on a charge of drunk
enness for the 169th time. In all but
forty cases he was sent to Jail to "so
ber up. On the other occasions he
was given Jail sentences. Ho han cost
the county nearly $700. and altogether
has spent 1,420 days In prison. Evan?.
at one time was worth about $50,000,
but hap lost It all through drink.
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William E. Horton, who, according to
French dispatches, has been decorated
by President Loubet for finding the re
mains of Damn Dumarals, who a
killed in the Philippines, has also beei
decorated by the hereditary prince
Armenia for historical researches con
cerninjf tho royal house of Aremonla.
IDEAL WEEK ON THE FARM.
Work Progresses Finely and Crope Grow
In tho W'nrnitli.
Des Moines, la. May 1.—For the
week ending April 29, the Iowa sec
tion of the United States department of
agriculture, reports as follows:
"The week brought ideal conditions
for progiess in farm work, and for the
growth of vegetation. The temperature
was above the normal, the average
daily excess ranging from two to eight
degrees. There was but little more than
a trace of rainfall during the working
days of the week, and Saturday even
ing light showers were reported in var
ious localities. While there is abund
ant mosture in the soil for present
needs, a moderate amount of rainfall
would be beneficial to prevent an en
crusted surface and to promote ger
mination of seeds and plants.
"Reports show that small grain Is
aomins up fairly well, with but little
complaint of defective Beed. Excellent
progress has been made in plowing sod
and preparing fall-plowed fields for
corn. A beginning has been made in
planting corn in the extreme south
ern couties and with a continuance of
warm weather planters will be started
In all districts very near the first of
May. Grass Is starting fairly \Vell, and
pastures will be in condition to support
stock about as early as usual. Foliage
has made rapid growth, and fruit trees
are coining Into bloom with fine pros
pects."
SENATOR IIOLTKK IS IEAU^':?»
Ho Kxplred Monday Night at 111M Homo
in I.ogan. ltnvu.
Logan. la... May ].—Senator L. R.
Bolter died at his home in thin city last
night, after an illness of but a few
days. He had been watched by the
In embers of his family, who we're at
his bedside at the time of death came,
and nursed with all the tendei noss pos
sible.
Two years ago Senator Bolter lost
his wife, and since that lime he has
hardly been the same person, and those
nearest to him could see a vast change
come over his manner.
He was a hard worker, enthusiastic
and determined In all he undertook,
yet a more kind hearted mid tender
man never lived. Through life ho was
always a busy man. His demeanor In
all things was such as to command
the respect of even his most hitler op'
ponents.
The will be conducted from
the late home Wednesday at 2 p. m. It
Is expected that Senator 1-Iealy oi
Fort Dotge, will deliver the fu'nor.-J
•ulclress.
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ARMY OFI-JCIiK Sl'KI).
Action for 8«3,44!{ llrought Agitinsl
Lieut, Goo. M. Itoeil, :it lies Moines.
Des Moines, Ja., May 1 .--George M.
Reed, a lieutenant of the Fifty-first
Iowa regiment, acting commissary of
the Presidio in USDS and 1S0U, has been
made defendant, in a suit for $22,412,
for which, it is alleged, he failed to
render a satisfactory accounting.
The action was instituted by Lewis
Miles, attorney for the southern' district
of Iowa, and Is based on the report of
F. E. Rittman, auditor of the war de
partment.
It is alleged supplies valued at $211,
177 passed through Reed's hands. Reed
Is in the harness business In this city.
He declares that a supiilementnry ac
counting by him will explain the ap
parent shortage.
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OF 8TATK INSTITUTION.
Accountant MrCown fur Hoard of Con
trol Makes Its-port
,n
Maintenance.
Des Moines, la.. May I.—A. II. Me
Cown, accountant for the state board
of control, has prepared a quarterly
statement of the expenses for main
tenance at all the slate institutions
under the care of the board, the first
Of its kind to be prepared, lie has re
ceived and tabulated all the quarterly
reports lrom the institutions and com
pared them with the storekeepers'
'. ecords.
"With two or three exceptions," he
says, "these reports are distinguished
uy a low minimum of errors, and. on
the whole arc- an Improvement over
former reports, all of which may lie
safely taken as an improvement in the
axecutlon of the work." The reports
-mow that during the quarter ended
April 1 there was drawn from the
litoroa for subsistence supplies valued
i..s Indicated below, and that at. tile end
:)f the quarter there was on hand sup
lilies valued..as .indicated in the last
column:'': '.-.
':-.:" Supplies Supplies
1'fei.l.
0
Hand.
Anamosa $ 17,(121.92 $ y.r,04.-I9
"1-irlndti. 2,i,t-2.f,2 ll,7li.M
Council Bluffs 8.oa).:i-i Z.W'.tf)
liavouport 11,.S.M.IU 7,-!"2.70
Kldnra, ll,o:i7,-5 l«,-l--i7.i5
Fort .Madison IW.OiT.d'. 7.5S9.43
llleiiwuod 2:i.7::7.:i2 U. 0:i.l5
Independence 2S,77i».ii* Ps.iiuli.W
Marshalltown 25,%i2.5 U.Xis.M
tilltchellville 5.U.S.7:! :i. 47-1.71
Ml. Pleasant 31,102.25 11..S7S.1'
Vinton 5.iiuri.75 lS.2iM.ll.
Totals $210.221.nil $no,s-2.(i:S
The increase in the value of supplies
on hand in the quarter was $4,001.48.
VilANGKS ON 11., «.'. U. &- K.
L. IS, IIumphrioH 1'ronioti'd i'ruas J'uiitlon
at Uslhc-rvtllc to T. A.
Iowa Falls, la., .May 1.—L. II.
Humphries, formerly agent in this city
for the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and
Northern, has been transferred from
Estherville to Cedar Rapids, where he
will servo the company in tin- capacity
of traveling freight agent, a position lo
which he was appointed on Inuviu.g
this city. His place on the northern di
vision of the road will be filled by M.
J. Hannah, with headquarters at Ks
therville. Mr. Hanna has boon sta
tion agent for the company at Water
town, B. D., for some years past. Geo.
Crowe has been transferred to Esther
ville, where he will act as night yard
master. For the past year or so he
has been on the passenger run over the
Forest City branch, between this city
and Estherville.
It is reported that a number of
changes will take place In train s'-hed
ules of thi« division of the Burlington
about the'llrs of June, when traflie
with the main line will be opened by
the way of Gernnuda and Albert Lea.
It is intimated tliiit the runs over the
Forest City branch will terminate at
Germania, where connections will be
made for the north to Albert Lea and
St. Paul and west to Estherville.
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IS GOING TO ROME.
ArchblHhop Keane Will, However, First
Visit Ireland and England.
Dubuque, la., May 1.—Archbishop
Keane will go to Europe immediately
after completing his present confirma
tion tour among the congregations in
in the eastern part of the state. He ex
pects to sail early in June and will
visit Ireland and his old home, later
will visit England and probably make
a short Journey to Rome. He expects
to be back In August. It is .surmised
on his trip to Rome he will take
up the matter of the division of thu
Iowa dioceses.
SHOT IS THIS WRIST.
Cedar Falls, la., May 1.—Marshall
Kelly shot Nick Sorensen Sunday even
ing when he found him engaged with
E. G. Rude In a game of poker in a
room over Rude's dry goods store. Of
ficers Enlow and Murphy went up the
front stairway and Kelly up the back.
The officers smashed in the front door
and Kelly broke a glass in the rear
through which he forced his head and
shoulders demanding the players to
surrender. Rude threw up his hands,
but Sorensen made a dive for the cash
on the table when Kelly fired and shat
tered the wrist bone of Sorensen's
»rm. Both men were arrested.
HE KNEW HIMSELF
TO BE A FORGER
Real Reason Why Charles R. Black-
man of Ida Grove Killed
Himself.
SIGNED HIS OWN FATHER'S NAME
Aggregate Sum Thni Fraudulently Ob
tainctl VarlouAly Estimated From
»:f,OO0 to 833,000—Wife (lets
Sla.OOO Life Insurance.
Ida Grove, la., May 1.—The finan
rial troubles which drove C. R. Black
man of this city to take his own life
a short time since were not only com
mon embarrassments which result
from business failures, but wholesale
forgeries which ho knew must soon be
fastened upon him.
It develops that Blackman raised
nhout ffl.OOu by signing his own father's
name to notes which he put up as col
lateral for loans. In this city he got
-bout $2,5000 in this manner and it is
understood that at Des Moines he dis
posed of several notes for $2,000 each.
There may be others outstanding
which have not yet been heard from.
The Blackmail estate is worth nothing
more than the amount for which It is
mortgaged to a local bank.
Tho discovery that Blackman was
driven to suicide by his own wrong
doing and forgeries, has caused wide
spread surprise. He lived most of his
life in Waukee, Dallas county, his
father having been a pioneer merchant
in Waukee for many years. The elder
lilnekman moved to Early, In Sac
.ounty, about seven or eight years ago
and engaged in business. Charles
Blackmail went to Ida Grove and en
gaged In business and wu successful
in many ways. His suicide, when he
was supposed to be prosperous, came
us a shock to the community. Now It
Is known that for a long time he has
ln-eii raising money by forgeries and
that he had spent a vast amount of
money not belonging to him. His
method of raising money was to make
out notes, generally for $2,000 each, In
his own favor and forge his father's
ncme to them.
Blackman was away from a
t-roat deal and must have lived pretty
high. He was not known to be ex-,
travagant and certainly was not at
home. His wife and daughter*! are
still here.
Defalcation l'l:ic«l at S.'irt.OOO.
Dos Moines, la.. May 1.—News re
ceived that the late Charles R. Black
man of Jda drove, committed suicide
rather than face the charge of. com
mitting numerous forgeries, has caused
considerable surprise here where
Blackman was quite well known. It Is
said that several notes for $2,000 each
arc held by Des Moines banks, the en
dorsement on them being now known
to be bonus.
A banker in the northwestern part
nf the state wrote here last Saturday
that investigation showed the amount
of Blackmail's defalcation would reach
far..000. and that of this amount $17,000
would have brien due in a few days.
This no doubt precipitated the suicide.
It: Is learned that Blackman had $12,
Ii00 of life insurance, most of which enn
be collected despite the suicide of
Blackman. and thus his wife and fam
ily will be left In good circumstances,
'i'hc elder Blackman Is wealthy and
lis credit is such that the passing tf
the forged notes was easy.
The suicide of Mr. Blackman caused
much regret in Sioux City, where ho
was member of the Soo Gun club
ml of the Sioux City lodge of Elku.
He was a popular man and was al
ways shown a good lime when he came
here. The news of his crookedness
will lie learned with keen regret by his
old acquaintances in this city.
WIIX NOT IJIVI11E DIOCKSK.
Jlrn Mo'uc.i Krai Kntnto lloomcrs Hald
Jtti at Jtottom of ,Movt)m*nt.
Council Bluffs, la.. May 1.—The recen
action of the Council Bluffs deanery of
the Catholic church of southwestern
Jo-.'.-ii in pending a petition to the bishop
oi'i'oxing the division of the dlooo.Ko, h.-is
In en fu-ti-d upon by the bishop with tho
ri stilt thni the proposed dleUion Un» been
lnilelieitely postponed.
Not only ihe deanery of Council Bluffs,
M:t the deanery of Des Moines is very
much opiioseil to the division and de
clare the whole a scheme of real estate
.'lealc-rs uf iK-s Moines to make the Cath
olics of southwestern Jowa contribute tfj
the cost of cslabllslilnr a bishopric In
that city.
The liiee'-.-e of Davenport has at pres
ent only 110 priests, and, should the dl
Ii-io:» occur, two-thirds of the numbei
would, according to the ecclesiastical law,
heloiiK to the see city, leaving only thirty*
fix priests to cover the entire portion of
th" southwestern part of the state.
-All tho parishes would then be taxed for
flic* buililinirs necessary for a bislioprio,
i:ii ecclesiastical college, an orphanage, a
cathedral and a bishop's residence, .-tggre
ftiiting a cost of about $]SO,(iO0. This debt
would he placed equally on all the par
ishes In Ihe diocese, regardless of thu
fact that they hail previously contributed
In tin- building of the bishopric ut Daven
poil, and they would again he called upon
In donate to the building of the new bish
opric. As a number of parishes are them
selves In debt the division would place a
delii on their churches that It would talm
-.ears to wipe out.
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IMliCTEU FOK l'UUJL'KY.
'lumen Coulter Suld to Have Given KrronJ
colli Tentlmony.
lown Falls, JH.. April 30.—The news
of the indictment for perjury by the
Kinuicl county grand Jury of James
Coulter, formerly of Lows and this
(il.ice, is received here with much in
leief.t ns Coulter was well known hero.
It is claimed ho was Indicted on testi
mony in the Johnson damage case
against John Gri.'llth, both Dows par
lie-::. :.t one time. Coulter claims to
liavo had conversation with Griffith
nl the hit IT S home on a certain date
and the opposing council will show
that Grlitith was in Wntertovvn on that
(iate, hem the conlllctlng evidence
unci tin- indictment.
I I IN ON S r.rJADoi A
Denim Otlnr Clllcn nt Travclnr.V I'ro
Itctlvo Association Meeting.
Cedar Rapids, la., April 30.—Rurlinrr
lon beat Cedar Rapids and Waterloo
here Saturday in a spirited contest for
the headouarters and chief officers ol
the Traven Protective association.
The next annual meeting will be held
it Waterloo, of'icors as follows were
clei-t-rl: President, S. Hutchens
l'-ui'liugtun: first vice president, W. G.
i'askell, ('odur Rapids secretary and
treasurer, O. Grandstaff, Burlington.
Liquor Shipment Decision.
Des Moines, Ja., April 30.—Judge
Holmes, of the district court, decided
Saturday, in the case of the Mountain
Distilling company, of Ohio, against B.
V. Parker, local agent here, that a
liquor firm outside the state cannot col
lect for goods shipped Into the state
and consigned to a factory acting on
salary or commission. The court held
that the liquors, about $9,000 worth
were shipped into Iowa in violation of
the state law. The case will be ap
pealed to the supreme court.
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I There are about 600 petitions for rur
1 routes in Iowa still to befKvesUeat
td.
KILLS HIS SISTER.
Crlm* of an Eastern Iowa Farmer
Thought to He Iniiane.
Dubuque, la., May 1.—Mux Hock, who
runs his father's farm near McGregor,
la., shot and killed his sister, Mrs. Ells
worth, this morning. Hock Is thought to
be Insane. He was arrested.
THE IOWA MKUTKMANTS.
Previous Service of the Hawkore Men Re
cently Given Appointments.
Washington, April 30.—The previous
military positions of the twelve Iowans
and two South Dakotans recently ap
pointed lieutenants in the regular army
are as follows:
Francis H. Lincoln, sergeant, A, One
Hundred and Fifty-first Infantry, Span
ish-American war first lieutenant,
Eleventh volunteer calvary.
Edward A. Kreger, captain, Fifty
second Iowa infantry, Spanish-Ameri
can war captain. Thirty-ninth infan
try, United States volunteers.
Joseph Metson, sergeant. M, Fiftieth
Iowa Infantry, Spanish-American war
first lieutenant. Thirty-fourth Infantry,
United States volunteers.
Frank S. Long, captain, Sixth Jowa
battery, Spanish-American war Thir
ty-ninth infantry, United States volun
teers.
Guy B. G. Hanna sergeant, D, Porto
Rico regiment.
W. H. Point, first lieutenant. Fifty
first Iowa infantry, Spanish-American
war captain. Thirty-sixth infantry,
United States volunteers.
William E. Parvin, second lieutenant.
Fifty-first Iowa Infantry, Spanish
American war.
Edward W Clark, sergeant. A, Fifty
second Iowa Infantry, Spanish-Ameri
can war
Wilson G. Heaten. captain, Fiftieth
Iowa Infantry, Spanish-American war
first lieutenant, Thirty-third infantry,
United States volunteers.
Robert T. Crawford, sergeant. E,
Forty-ninth Iowa Infantry, Spanish
American war second lieutenant, Thir
ty-second Infantry, United States vol
unteers.
George A. Densmore, corporal, O,
and H. Fourth United States infantry
first lieutenant. Thirty-second Infantry,
United States volunteers.
Arthu L. Fuller, late captain, A,
First South Dakota volunteers, Span
'sh-American war
a A. Hegeman, captain. First
Houth Dakota Infantry, Spanish-Am
erican war captain, Thirty-sixth In
fantry, U. S. V.
PERKINS IS OUT OF
Annrunces He Will 'Not Be Longer
a Candidate for Guberna-
torial Nomination.
Sioux City, la., April 30.—George D.
Perkins has announced his withdrawal
from tho race for the republican guber
natorial nomination.
Mr. Perkins' letter Is aa follows:
Announcrnicnt.
To the Republicans of Iowa:
Hon. F.dwin Conger, upon his
turn to tho United States, havlnjr ro
ilerjlod his assurance that ho wou'd
accept the nomination of the republi
cans of Iowa for governor, if they
should decide to tender the nomln ition
to him, I withdraw my name from
further consideration in connection
with that office.
These consideration} inthionco me
I am anxious to contribute to the uni
ty and good n:im« of tho republican
party of this state.
I have confidenco in the republican
ism, ability and integrity of Maj. Con
ger and bellcvo he would fill tho ollice
of governor with great distinction.
I do not desire to be a source of di
vision and contention to tho republi
can parly in the Klcventh congression
al district.
It is not important that I should hold
a public otllce.
1 greatly appreciate th kindness of
many friends, at home and over the
state. The question of preference with
them, since my own name is with
drawn, I am content to leave to their
intelligent judgmen as citizens and
republicans.
GKO. I). IN S
Sioux City, Iowa, April 29, 1001.
I'uniiiitiis Wins In KoNsutli.
Algoua, Iowa, April 2U.—In tho Wes
ley caucus, in Kossuth county, Clarke
Cummins) gets 125 delegates, to
Uowles (Anti-Cummins) 10 delegates.
13 Ktl.l.V OlKiAHIZKU.
riio l,«M»r« Athletic Association Itral
for a Hi-tlfton of Sport.
Lo.Mars, la., April 30.—The LeMars
Athletic association completed organ
ization Saturday night by electing
these officers: President, 1*. A. Po
land vice president, S. 12. Pew sec
tretary and treasurer, Ed. Thomar
iion executive committee, F. A. Port,
It. liliick, J. U. Rummls and Dana
Long. The association has secured a
tract of ground centrally located and
will commence work making a ball
park, tennis ground and bicycle track.
Over Jl.OOtl has been subscribed. .Rob
ert and Ed. Hentges will manage the
ball team. The association donates a
sum of money for the ball team and In
return receives per cent of the gross
gate and grand stand receipts.
LeMars enthusiastic for ball thla
summer and good team will be got
together immediately. A catcher and
pitcher will be lecured ami there aro
plenty of home players from whom
an excellent nine can be picked. Two
games tire already scheduled for Dee
orntlon day.
The Elks of this city will give a min
strel performance at the opera house
on Friday night. Elaborate prepara
tions have been on foot for some time
and the event Is looked forward to
with Interest.
Iowa Notes.
The Monona county teachers' meet
Ing will be held at Castana Saturday
May 4.
John Ptiliner, a pioneer of Blackhawk
county, had an arm amputated on ac
count of cancer.
The supposed gold find In a well at
Klemme has turned out to be scales
from a brass cylinder In the well.
Fred A. Reese, of Turin, Is being
mentioned as a democratic candidate
for county treasurer of Monona county.
Iowa cattle cannot lawfully be ship
ped Into Texas for dairy purposes, ac
cording to a proclamation Just issued.
The Harrison county board of super
visors has appointed J. C. McCabe to
net as commissioner in establishing the
boundary line between Sherman town
nhlp, Monona county, and Little Sioux
township, Harrison county, over which
tome dispute exists.
A wagon passed over the body of
John Park's fj-year-old son at Smith
land Friday night, Injuring the lad
perhaps fatally.
The people of Charlton are carrying
around sore arms, the smallpox scare
lesultlng In the vaccination of almost
the entire population.
Earl Parrott of Ottumwa, who was
run down and Injured by a, street car,
was awarded $1,800 damages, and now
bis father has sued for 1,400 for loss of
ion'8 services. .,._•,...
PLAN OF REORGANIZATION.
Raw Free Dellwry System of Postal De
partment Effective July 1.
Washington, May 1.—The plan ol
the reorganization of tn free delivery
postal system, including both the cit
and rural services, as authorized in
general terms by congress last ses
sion, was adopted yesterday to take
effect July 1. Under the reorganized
system, August \V. Machen of'Ohio,
will continue as general superintendent
of the free delivery swstem, with gen
eral charge of both city and rural ser
vices. Charles Hedges of Texas, now
assistant superintendent, with head
quarters in New York, Is appointed
superintendent of the free delivery rer
vlce In the cities. The senior assistant
superintendent of the free delivery sys
tem, William G. Edens of Chicago,
preferred to remain in that city on ac
count of personal and political inter
ests there. Charles T. McCoy of South
Dakota, now as assistant superinten
dent at large, was detailed to New
York as assistant superintendent in
charge of that division. J. \\". Irwin
continues as assistant superintendent
of the Pacific coast division at San
Francisco, and H. Conquest Clarke re
mains as special agent of the rural fret
delivery service. Miss In a S. Lieb
hardt, who has made a record as sec
retary to the general superintendent, is
appointed chief clerk of that otllce. Mr.
Machen's salary Is raised from .$3,00
$3,500.
FATHER AND SON GUILTY.
Dr. J. L. Gartrell Confesses to th«
Brutal Murder of D. B.
Donegan.
Kansa City, May 2.—Dr. J. I,. Gart
rell, aged 70, today confessed to Chiel
of Police Hayes that he killed I). 11.
Donegan, the Colorado miner, whose
body was found In Mulberry creek be
tween Anioret and Nihart, Mo., yester
day. The confession is In writing.
W. P. Gartrell, the doctor's sou con
fessed to his knowledge of ihe crime
and to having helped dispose of tho
body. The men were arrested here lust
night after Dr. Gartrell had demanded
the proceeds from the sale of llonc
gan's team and wagon, which has been
sold by local dealers.
When arrested both men stoutly de
nied complicity in the murder but du
ally this morning the younger Gartrell
gav way under the severe "sweating'
an confessed his father had killed
Donegiin at their camp near Nihart,
March 10. Then he said he helped tlit
old man place the body into Donegan'.':
wagon and after driving a distaiu of
twenty miles dumped it into the creek.
Later he said they negotiated the salt
of the dead man's outfit to a Kansas
City horse dealer and came here to get
the money.
ITde
Dr. Gartrell was shown nls son's con
fession and soon broke down and con
fessed. He admitted having murdered
Donegan saying he slipped up behind
the Colorado man anil brained him
with an ax. Other details as desciihed
by the son were also admitted by tht
elder Gartrell.
Donegan left Victor, Colo, for Kan
sas City on March 15, and was driv
ing overland to Oklahoma when he met
the Gartrells. He carried jxon. Yes
terday his body wrapped In oil-cloth
was found In the bottom of Mulhen-v
creek. A search in Donogan's wagoi:
disclosed a bloody pillow, blanket, and
a pocket book containing papers be
longing to the miner.
ATTACKS OUR POLICY.
Paris Tempn Bitterly C'onri-iiinn American
Warfaru In I'lilllppliu-M.
Paris, May 1.—The Temps In a
leading article bltteny attacks the
American policy in the Philippines,
which, It says, is based on the theory
that in a war with savages aim. st
anything is Justifiable. The Temps,'is
however, constrained to admit that the
policy pursued by the Fretudi In 'Al
geria Is largely responsible for the re
volts of the natives there. This admis
sion is brought forth by the news Just
received of an .attack by natives on a
train of merchandise between Adelia
and Vasoul Penln. A part of the track
was blown up, and the authorities at
Marciuerite are said to have positive
proof that the revolt is lead by the
fanatic Hadj Hen Alssa, the Algerian
Mad Mullah, who has promised para
dise to all natives who either kill the
Invading Infidels or lose their lives in
the war of extermination. 11,-ulj claims
to have divine Inspiration and says
his mission is to retake the laud. In
asmuch ns the natives are starving
and there is much misery among tin
Arabs, it does not require much ex
ortatlon to start trouble. Those killed
in the attack on the train were burled
with elaborate ceremonials.
HILL MAKES ANSWER.
Kfw Yorkrr HuyH llo IK Not Cmulidfitc
for rrorildi-ut.
Albany, N. Y., May 1!.—-Kx-Gov
David Hill has given out tin fol
lowing statement:
"My attention has been called to the
story which Is going the rounds of the
press that I am expecting to make a
political trip through the west and
south either this year or next. I desire
to state that I do not contemplate any
such trip.
"When recently advised that an In
vitation was being prepared in lliu
state of Washington and elsewhere re
questing me to make a visit, I Immedi
ately replied that it would be impos
sible and requested an abandonment
of the proposed invitation.
"I will state, further that 1 am not a
candidate for the democratic presi
dential nomination in 1H04. I nm
neither seeking the nomination nor ex
pecting it. I regard all suggestions ol
candidates at this time as premature
and inadvisable. No one can now toll
what can or ought to be done in PMl-J."
STOCKHOLDERS NOTIFIED.
Offtrlal Cljculario Concerning OfTor Made
for tho jlurllii'tun ItHllrotid.
Poston, May 2.—An oflicial circular
Issued by the directors of the Chicago,
Uurllngton and Quincy, making an
nouncement of the details of the offer
of the Northern Pacific and Great
Northern companies to purchase the
capital stock of the Uurllngton road,
was mailed to stockholders yesterday.
The circular Is but an amplification of
the facts previously made known con
cerning the deal.
Offer for Mttiniimlilp I,Inc.
London, May 2.—Circulars were is
sued yesterday morning by Chairman
KUerman of tho Pedyard line. In which
the shareholders are Informed that he
has entered Into a provisional contrac
with J. Pieipont Morgan for the sal
of his entire holdings of ordinal-,
shares In the steamship line, namely
71,000 shares tit £14 10s per shaie foi
each £10 share, ami Morgan agiees i-j
purchase on similar terms all oidin.uy
shares offered before May 2G.
A WOMAN'S PLOT.
fr'-K'jc
Santa Fe, N. M., May 2.—It de\ elopi
at the hearing of William llson
charged with furnishing convict George
Stevenson with a revolver used by him
In a recent attempted delivery at the
penitentiary that the plan was to secure
the release of Tom Ketchum, who was
executed last Friday, and "Broncho Hill
Carver, a member of his gang. Wilson,
who confessed guilt, said Carver's sister
offered him $.10 Oto smuggle a pistol lute
the prison. The plana were so carefully
laid that but for the bravery and good
marksmanship of prison officials "Black
Jack" and a score of other desperate
characters would have regained their lib
erty. Wilson Is held under $2,000 ball.
THE CONSTITUTION
FOLLOWS THE FLAG
Believed in Washington That Thh
Will Be Supreme Court's
Ruling,
DECISION IS BEING HEL0 UP
riio rurpiiHO or ThU Is Olivioun as Sucli
a Kimting: Would Xuccssituto
ImiuiHlhitc Action by
Congress.
Washington. May U.—The constitu
tion follows the Hag. This is the rum
or with regard to the delayed decision
of the so called IVrto Ilican case In
the supremo court, which involves the
settlement of the conutimtionnl rights
of the t'nited States to ac.piire terri
tory and hold the same as outlying
possessions without coming under tie
provisions of the constitution is in cir
culation here, and is finding credence
among' well informed men.
it is claimed that the supreme court
has for some time been holding its de
cision In aheyum e, and has determined
not to make the same public until the
Fifty-seventh congress is nboui to
convene. It is said that the court will
decide that the constitution follows the
Hag. and therefore the decision wiil
he against Ihe gov•rnmeiil. If the. de
cision was rendered now, it is contend
ed, it would be necessary to have an
extra session of congress in deal wiih
the many questions which would nat
urally arise rum the altered status of
the whole problem. Tile oiirt, there
fore, decided not to hand down its
opinion until engross siiou'd b,- pre
via red to deal Willi the qui stion in all
its hearings.
Attention is called to the admission
of Fri'dcrico I icgciau, sid"iit com
missioner of I'orto I tit o. to practice be
fore the supreme court on motion i.f
Solicitor General Wit-hards.
1'nder the law no one not a citix'-n
of the t'nited States can h. admitted
to practiic before lb" supremo cur!
The law of congress under which the
commissioner of l'.-ito i,,, holds
ollice speeiliciijl.v stales I hat. the com
liiission-r must he a it iv of i'ot-M
Pico. The action of the supremo com-i.
Monday virtually aionns ihe decision
of the civil service commission, liii it
recently ruled thai i'oilo Wioans were
citizens of the l'i:i:-d States. ,ud were
therefore eligible lake the examina
tion for admission into the goveniuieiii
service. Cnder tin- rules of the com
mission as appro,/'-1 by tin- pre-ddont
no one nm a citizen of the I'nited
States is eligible to take the civil serv
ice examination.
Only a few years ago a prominent
Canadian lawyer sought admission to
practice I.,-fore the supremo but
he was denied the privilege on the!
ground thai ho was not a citizen of lli.j
United Slates.
COULD NOT AGREE.
Illlmeln r.-itiMl M-ti-lilnlHi-i in Cmifen-mo
With Ci'iioi.uiJ Kcjc-et r.-opoHllhoi.
Chicago. Mi-, .- -.- i-ilie ials of ihe Illi
nois C.-ntral railroad and tin- Interna
tional Association of Machinists failed
to reach an agreement as to wages ami
hours ai. a Joint i-onfei-eiici- last night.
In answer to the proposition of Ma
machinists a counter proposition was
suniill' el by the railway, which was in
the nature of a ooumromiye through
out. Tin- roael offered a a p"i- edit in
crease to all machinists an Increase of
ii!L- P'-r t'i help.-rs, and a gciicr.il
raise- of LM- per e-e.-nt to blacksmiths,
boile rmakers, painters ami cithers eiu
ploye.l In ihe shop-. The- road an
nounced that it woiil.l allow time and
a half for all overtime, l-ul insisted oil
tile retention of tin- ton-hour a. day
rule. The offer of the- Con! ml is c'pi'.v'
nleiil to a minimum scale- of cnl:!,
which is the- basis on which the Great
Weslern road rec-.-mly s..-tileil with i!s
machinists.
The iii*-ii in llieir proposition to the
railway ollicials ask- el for ct coins an
hour, nine hours to constitute a day,
with time and a half for overtime for
the llrst six hours and. double tim- for
nil work over that .-111 1 for t-und.-ivs
ami holidays.
At a meeting of the ma.liinisls la to
last night it was I• -i• 1 1 to reject the
proposition ma.le by th- road and to
ho'd enit for the terms pi-'sent'-d by the
oigaiii/.ation t.i Hie euinpauy.
Teh grams re r.i.-iit In all tin- shops
tilong the- line of the Illinois Contra!
notifying the nun of lie- result of the
conference, and telling ih-m to be :n
reaeline-ss for final action, which would
be taken inside of thirty-six hours.
tMln-i- Mlrlkt- Mutters.
Chicago. .May 2.—The abolition of H-.o
sympathetic strike by all central l-i
bodies in tin- building' trad.-s through
out the country was promised to
representatives of ihe newly organized
building trades leagt Chicago hy
President Smyth and Secretary Steiil
biss, of the National WniMing Trades
council.
'file promise was held out to the
league represcutnlive-s as an induce
ment to got them lo favor the scheme
of Sleinleiss anil Smyth for a merger
of the old building trades council of
Chicago anil the Chicago liuilding
Trades league, the new c.-nlral body
organized by several of the leading
trades unions in lie- local building in
dustries.
Louisville. Colo., May 1.—The miners
of the northern Colorado coal fi• •!-1 at
a mass .ne-eiing ycsi.-relay voted to re
turn to work ,-n ihe terms offered by
b- Northern Coal company, which has
agreed to an increase in wages of ]0
per cent and reilite tin- price of powd
er. This ends the strike of lockout
which began een January 1.
Grand Wapiels, .Mich., .May 1.- r,00
journeymen plumbers of this city will
strike, tin. employers re-fusing to ac
cede to the demands of the ini-n lo sign
a new scale including recognition of
I the union. Tin- si ike will seriously
I Interfere with contracts of employers
upon new buildings being erected.
Wheeling, W. Va., May 1.--At a con
ference of the miners and operators
of the- Fifth Ohio subdistrict, composed
of Kelt it, .leffe-rson and Harrison
I counties yesterday, the strike was set
tled, each side unkin concessions. Thu
men were ordered to resume work to
day.
6'J0 ARRESTS MADE.
An Extensive Mlilllst J-Int lllsoovori-d In
ItUKSlKIl rolltlHi.
lieriin, April M0.—The Lokal Anzleger
prints a dispatch from IJreslau, which
says:
All extensive nihilist plot has been
rise o\ 11 id in Wussian Poland. Six
hiieieliiil ai rests were made today, of
whu Jilt) ..ere transported by special
JilUi) Warsaw citadel.
sas \\$
EIGHT OF THEM SAFE. '.:'!
••Si)*
Se •,
Clt} or U'lislilngtoii ISringi In ,'t of
lCnitnii '. ItnowleV Crcu.
New York. May 2.—The steamer.
City of Washington, which arrived here
yesterday from Colon had on board a
crew or eight men from the si homier
Kin-na Knowlcs which was discov
ered off Harnegat last Week, aban
doned. The crew was picked up by the
Steamer Alliance bound from New- York
for Colon April 23 after tin- riteum-M
had been in collision with the schooner.
The Alliance transferred them to the
City of Washington. It was feared
the crew of the Knowles were all lost
BOERS TAKEN TO BERMUDA.
Itrlllnh Government Has Leased "Dnr
reil's Inland" for Prison.
Hamilton, Bermuda, May 2.—(Cor-B
itspondence of the Associated Press.)—'"'
There is considerable excitement at
present in Bermuda over the expected
i.rriva.1 of ],700 Boer prisoners. The
British government has leased "Dur
rell's island," one of the largest islands
In the sound, and within a quarter of
a mile of Warwick shore, for a year,
with the option of relinquishing It on
a month's notice. Tucker's island also
has been inspected, but no definite set
tlement made in regard to It. Army
ollicials, as usual, are. very reticent and
nothing can be learned from them on
the subject, but as the blacksmiths of
the town have been sounded as to their
ability to construct several hundred
yards of iron fence, very strong, close,
high and with spike points, and as
plans which one or two have seen are
said to be an outline of one of the
islands, very little doubt is entertained
as to the object in view by the gov
eminent. '.e
It is claimed had the island not been
wanted for prisoners, but for several
hundred British laborers who are go
ing out to build it new swing bridgej
to connect the dock yard with tlvV
mainland no such iron fencing would
have been Inquired about, and the
negotiations for Durrell's island would
have been made by the naval authori
ties, where everything has been done
by army oflicials.
The Permudian are not feeling very
comfortable over the matter. Tho
Island is still garrisoned by a colored
regiment, the First West India, and
their behavior is by no means calcu
lated to inspire the confidence of tho
people they are supposed to guard. It
Is hoped a very strong force of F.uro
pean soldiers will be sent with the
Poors, or matters, it is feared, may be.
uncomfortable, as they were recently at
St. Helena.
REBELLION iS WANING.
Practical Collapse of War in Philip-
pines the Import of Cable-
grams.
Washington, May 2.—Important cable
grams were received today at the war
department from MacArthur at Manila.
In tho opinion of the oflicials the news
contained in them mark almost the com
plete collapse of organized rebellion In
the Philippines.
Tho cablegrams follow:
"General Tlnio surrendered with his com-
innnd today, at Sinait. lie will deliver
all his men and guns In his command as
soon as they can be gathered together.
This completely pacifies the first depart
ment in northern Luzon, for many
months the worst in Luzon."
"Colonels Ctprano Callao and Gregorio
Katlbac, Malvar's best officers, surren
dered to Colonel Jacob Kline at Llpa on
the 2Sth with twenty-three officers, 103
men and SB rides."
"Juan and Bias Villimoor, leaders in
Abra, surrendered at Banguad on the 27th.
They aro now engaged In assembling their
scattered commands. Aglipay, the ex
pric-st leader in llocos, North Province of
Luzon, surrendered at Laoag on the 28th.
Tlnio Is said here to have been with
Alejandrino, and one ofithe highest offi
cers in the Insurrectionary force. Ho
was in command In northern Luzon dur
ln the famous chase after Commander
Gilmore. Malvares, whose colonels sur
rendered to Kline, is also aire of the best
known Filipino lenders. He was I.aw
ton's most formidable foe and command
ed the insurrectos at the light at Zapote
river, the most serious battle fought In
the Philippines.
Oflicers recently back from the Philip
pines say there now remains in the field
in Luzon only one chief whom they are
particularly desirous of catching, namely,
Cables, the head hunter.
Manila, May 2.—The report that Gon
oral Alejandrliiohad surrendered has been
confirmed. lie was looked upon as a pos
sible sunccessor to Aguinaldo.
Aguinaldo has been subpoenaed as a
witness for the defense in a murder case
pending In Tay Tay, province of Mereng.
Caplaln McDonald, with twenty-one
men of the Third cavalry recently at
tacked sixty Insurgent riflemen and forty
bolomen in the mountains of Abra prov
ince. The insurgents were defeated,
Captain Donald wounded and one private
was killed.
Fifteen Filipino oflicers surrendered to
Colonel Baldwin of the Fourth infantry
at Cavile, Yiejo. !K /''v
To InveHll^llto Townley.
Washington, May 2.—The navy de
partment has decided to take steps Imme
diately to ascertain the facts as to the
connection of Lieutenant Townley with
the army scandal In Manila, developed in
his testimony before the court-martial
yesterday. An order will go forward to
Admiral Kempff directing a report and
probably a court of liniulry immediately.
GERMANS ARE WITHDRAWING.
Not ltelievcct That Gen. l.lu Acted on
Chinese Government's Orders.
Berlin, April 30.—It is stated bv the of
licials here that the main eCrman expe
ditionary force in China Is now withdraw
ing to its former posit ion. leaving a gar
rison at the Pass at the Great Wall
The lion-participatlou of the Frer.ch in
the battle was not due to orders received
from Paris, but to their failure to arrive
In lime.
Furl her expeditions are not projected
and will only be undertaken should tho
Chinese make them necessary.
In oflicial circles It Is believed General
Liu acted upon his own Initiative or per
haps at the suggestion of some anti-for
eign mandarin, the officials not believing
the Chinese government ordered General
Liu to resist the Germans, since such ac
tion was plainly against the government's
Interests.
IS THIS A STAUE JOKE?
Tim .Murphy Again Charged With Chang
ing Ills Name.
Washington, May 1.—Tim Murphy
is no more, having changed his name to
Timothy Lawrence Murphy. The
change was tde because tho star
comedian of "A Texas Steer" and "Th
Carpet Bagger" believed that plan
Tim Murphy was a drawback in ap
pealing to high-class audiences.
The change in name was announced
at a dinner given by Mr. Murphy to
Louis T. Werba, who is here represent
ing the "Merchant of Venice" all-star
cast.
In a brief speech announcing his de
termination Mr. Murphy said that ho
had become convinced he must be
rechristened if he intended, as he did,
to continue his endeavors to rise as an
actor of legitimate artistic parts.
Anglo-Snxon Alliance.
London, April SO.—W. Payar Cut
ting, jr., secretary of the I'nited States
embassy, here, and Lady Sybil Cuffe,
daughter of the Karl of Desart were
quietly married today at All-Sainu
church, this city.
At the Ago of 8-1.
Springfield. III., May 1.—Hon. Clif
ton II. Moore, of Clinton, died yester
day at his home In that cltv. aged 84
He has been connected with the legal
Jepartment of the Illinois Central for
iraiiy years. Fp half a centurv he was
it leading lawyer in central Illinola
and in early life traveled the circuit
with Abraham Lincoln. He was at the
Chicago convention in ISCW when Lin
•-•clu was nominated. He was also a
member of the convention which
trained the constitution of the state.
Mr. Moore at the time of his death
w-as one of the largest land owners In
the west and leaves an estate valued
it S2,000,000.

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