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'SB -its 7 fei -1 -®'v3 /3 DES MOINES, IOWA. Leading Mail Order House in the State* A SPLENDID ^REMOVAL" OFFER IN We bunch all our $1.00 and $1.25 French hosiery into one big lot for a quick removal sale—1,500 pairs of Ladies* Fancy Lisle Thread Hose in vertical stripes, silk embroidery clocked, lace ankle effects, plaids, stripes, Van Dyke boot effects, etc.—biggest offer of $1.00 and $1.25 values ever made in this city. Per pair Well Dressed Men Must have patent leather shoes. We have the most complete line of men's fine patent calf shoes in the city at $3.50 $5.00 and $6.00. They are the only strictly Dress Shoe. E. G. WALLACE 9 West Main Street. PETER MAYER'S PHARMACY. PRESCRIPTIONS SPECIALTY. 119. West Main Street CUT FLOWERS. Ten Large Greenhouses Devoted to cut flowers and plunts. We W. L. MORRIS, FLORIST, Des Moines. Iowa W. B. KIBBEY. 1£6 EAST MAIN STBBBT, REAL ESTATE, Loan and Insurance Broker. Business of non-resident clients solicited Patrons placing business In our hands will have it attended to. Haferto all baaka la city. W. H. DRAPER, ATTORNEY AT LAW, MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA. Room 9 City Bank Building. »-rirr%c M. PARKER, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Practices in State and Federal Courts. OFVIOE OVER 27 WE8T MAIN ST. OMK»ITB TRKWONT, MABSHALLTOWN, IOWA 5 The 8ilver Leader Said to Be Anx ious About the Outcome in Nebraska. Will Canvass the State by Counties —The Republicans Confident of Suooesa Washington Officials Praise the At titude Assumed by Nebraska Soldiers. Omaha, Aug. 7.—Nebraska this year will elect a justice of the supreme court and two regents of the state university. Republicans are confident of success, while the fuslonlsts contend they are certain of gains over last year, when their pluralities were cut down to dan gerous limits. Free silver leaders have been In the state for a month engaged In the work of organizing every county. "Coin" Har vey is now lecturing throughout Ne braska and appealing to the faithful to contribute their mites to the campaign fund. Democratic leaders say the na tional committee has promised to put $10,000 into Nebraska the coming fall, and more if possible. W. J. Bryan has decided, so his friends say, to stump Oie state, county by county, as he tears the state will be lost if he leaves it. He is represented as being somewhat nervous over the outlook, and, judgingbyappearances, he has good reason to be. There is,a fac tional disturbance in the ranks of the Bryanit^ democrats, while the populists are rallying to the middle-of-the-road standard, claiming that fusion has been of enormous advantage to the demo crats and of great Injury to the popu lists in Nebraska. Of silver republicans there are few left. One faction of the Democrats Is tav orable to the nomination of former Gov ernor Silas A. Holcomb for the supreme bsnch. Another faction opposes it on the ground that his record will put the party on the defensive. These men want former Senator William V. Allen to head the ticket, but he will not do so, preferring to be free to try for the United States senate again a year hence, when a successor to John M. Thurston will be elected. This leaves a gap into which Judge M'illiam Nev ille wishes to jump. His friends say he is the "logical" fusion candidate, having made a good record on the dis trict bench and residing as he does in the geographical center of the state. Governor Poynter has been drawn in to the fray. His friends have made him believe he can be elected to the United States senate, with Mr. Allen shelved. Governor Poynter appointed Mr. Allen to the district bench recently in the hope it would shelve the former senator, but the latter says he is a can didate for the senate and for nothing else. Governor Poynter would have Mr. Holcomb believe he is favorable to him for tne supreme bench, but the gover nor's confidential friends are now out skirmishing for Mr. Allen. Thus it will be seen that Mr. Holcomb stands a good chance of being lost in the shuttle. The Prout investigation has had something to do with the anti-Holcomb sentiment which is manifesting Itself throughout the state. What is more significant, the fusion press is lukewarm in its attempts to defend the former governor. Other papers are outspoken in their advocacy of a new man for the supreme bench. It is only fair to say, however, that the nomination will go either to Mr. Holcomb or Judgt Neville, with the chances in favor of the former. The republicans are in a quandary. Confident of success If the right man be chosen, they are slow to make the selection. There seem to be no self seekers and everything is harmonious in th party camp. Republican leaders say their agents in various parts of the state report remarkable change of sentiment con cerning Bryanite doctrines. Three years ago the republicans In the western counties made a strong argument be fore the platform committee of the Btate convention for a plank upon wnich sll ver republicans might Fiand, but the St. Louis platform prevailed, and nou republicans are convinced they are right. No Show for Uryun. Washington, Aug. 7.—Congressman elect Charles H. Burke, of South Dako ta, Is in the city. Touching upon the po lltical situation in his state he said: 'South Dakota gave Bryan a beg garly majority in 1806, but last year it went republican by over 6,000 votes and there is no danger of its falling to sup port the republican national ticket 1 lflfiO. The fusion between the democrats and populists that was so strong three years igo will never be consummated ugnin. Mr. Louoks. former president of the National Farmers' Alliance, ha f!nce are the largest prnwers In the city and publican party. Prominent sound Cowers. Work'Xr *™ddh$! more allied himself with the re oney parties, and in fact furnish flowers fbr'Tr,PP ^mocrats like Judge Bartlett wl11 llave every occasion, from ^the cradle to the]P.ryan or any candidate that stands on grave. Orders received by mall, telephon. or telegraph, day or niiilit.. nothing to do wit a free silver platform. "Outside of Colorado, I do not believe there is a single northwestern state that Bryan has much prospect of carrying, consider that President McKinley's re nomination and re-election are In the nature of a foregone conclusion. The administration is popular in the north west. Our people have fallen upon prosperous times and they are not in clined to turn the affairs of the gov ernment over to the opposition, which always promises much and performs so little." Representative Burke called on the acting director of census to talk over appointment matters. He ascertained that South Dakota is entitled to twelve places according to the apportionment made by Director Merrlam, and that they would be equally divided between Senator Kyle and Messrs. Gamble and Burke. Places assigned to the state will consist largely of those In the $600 grade and those designated for appointment will be examined at either Omaha or St. Paul In November. There has been some talk of locating headquarters of the eastern census district In South Dakota at Watertown, but Mr. Burke was assured that the headquarters will be established at Webster, the home of David Williams, who has been decided upon as supervisor of the eastern dis trict. Alice E. Grant was appointed post mistress at Phillipsburg, Custer county, Neb., vice George Glllett, resigned. 1 1 1 1 |1 PRAISS FOR NEBRASKANS. The "fighting First" Refuses to Yield to Influence of Yellow Jour nalism. Washington, Aug. 7.—The Washing ton Post, in an editorial, speaking of the home-coming of the First Nebraska, has this to say, which is freely com mented upon In army circles: "We are very glad to see that the First Nebraska is at least one home coming regiment which refuses to feed the yellow journals with nasty scandals and complaints or furnish material for fresh lies about the administration. These fine fellows went out to the Phil ippines, did their duty on all occasions like modest patriots, and have now come home crowned with laurels of sol dierly performance. It iB refreshing to celebrate the disbandment of men who served their flag with valor and devo tion and who refuse unanimously to join the ignoble army of belly-achers. Mr. Atkinson and his fellow copper heads will find no serviceable material among the men of the First Nebraska. So far as we can hear not one of them has denounced the purpose of our mil itary operations in the Philippines or would have our policy modified In any respect save that of increasing the force and perhaps changing the leadership, with a view to a speedy and final occu pation. The tribute of blood and suf fering they have paid, the memory of their dead comrades over whose graves they have wept, the feeling that they have fought In a righteous cause, all these considerations hold high place in their loyal hearts. "Of course the jackals of Journalism have barked their coward barks in the name of the First Nebraska, but In every case that has come under our no tice the libel has been repudiated and the liar held up to scorn and execra tion. They will not be forgotten, these stalwart heroes from the corn belt. The country recognizes their manly quali ties and every one who loves his flag and its high renown hopes that the ex ample of the First Nebraska will be fol lowed by every regiment returning from the seat of war. Three cheers for them 11 around!" GOVERNOR POYNTER RETURNS. State's Chief executive is ltack From Ills ltocent Trip to 'Frisco. Lincoln, Aug. 7.—Governor Poynter returned to Lincoln last night at 6 clock, direct from Sacramento, Cal., where he was entertained by the state officials. While uway he contracted a severe ccld, from which he is slowly re covering. "I had intended to come straight home from San Francisco," said Gove rnor Poynter, "but I was invited to Sacramento, where I was entertained at the Sutro Club by the state officials and citizens. I found the Nebraska boys In much better condition than I expected. Twelve of the soldiers were taken from the Hancock to the hospital and about 100 were relieved from drill duty for arious reasons, Including sickness and disability caused by wounds. They were all looking fine and everything was done for their comfort." Regarding the proposed reception to he regiment the governor said: "We are going to have the reception here they all expect that now. They were given a rousing reception when they nndt-d. Every whistle in the city and verything that could make a noise was pressed into use when the regiment marched from the transport to the Pre sidio and the line of march was thronged with people." Are the boys willing to come to Lin coln for the reception?" was asked. "Oh, yes. The general desire is to gn home for a short time and to come to Lincoln. There is no opposition to the movement at all. The Second Regiment if the National Guard of Nebraska will ordered here to act as an escort for the First Regiment, but ft has not been determined whether to hold the en ampinent in this city or not." Inherited Madness. New ork, Aug. 7.—H. Victor New comb. adjudged insane on Saturday by Justice Fltgerald, long feared the fate that has overtaken him. With his fath ers' riches he was convinced that he in herited his mother's madness. Mr. New comb Is now under treatment In a sani tarium at Central Valley, N. Y„ the vic tim of malancholy mania. Nearly fifty years ago Mr. Newcomb's mother died mad. She was the wife of a self-made man, who by years of industry and speculation became the richest citizen of Louisville, Ky. Mrs. Newcomb was the mother of several children when her mind gave way and under the hallucination that the Lord called for her children she threw them one after the other from an upper floor of the great Newcomb house. H. Victor Newcomb was one of the little ones who made the terrible flight. He fell on the lawn and was but slightly hurt. The present inmate of the sanitarium at Central Valley, the only one of the family left, inherited his father's great wealth, but through life there has hung over him the dread that a predisposition to insanity was also a part of his heri tage. Have Kuitli In lJewcy, Berlin, Aug. 7.—Admiral Dewey's al leged anti-German utterances at Tri este are more extensively commented on in American than in German papers and with a few exceptions the tone of the latter is moderate and conciliatory. Most of the papers disbelieved the truth of the alleged utterances from the first, citing the admiral's past conduct and well authenticated friendly attitude toward the German representatives in the east. The influential Boursen Courier says: "On the German side no serious poli tician for a moment has attributed any importance to the latest canard. Ad miral Dewey is known from his inter course with German naval officers as quiet, thoughtful gentleman, incapable of giving vent to such incautious utter ances." The Tageblatt repeatedly expresses the conviction that the whole story is inaccurate and other Important papers like the Cologne Gazette, Hamburger Correspondent and the bulk of the Ber lin papers said it would be interesting to know Just how much and how little the truth was to the whole story. Would He a Glaring llreacli. Washington, Aug. 7.—Regarding tne published statement accredited to French paper to the effect that the Austrian government made a demand upon Admiral Dewey, to confirm or de nyi his alleged statements to the effect that our next war would be with Ger- many, the state department officials point out that it would be a glaring breach of diplomatic proprieties to com municate on a diplomatic subject out side of the lawful channels. It would moreover, be a matter of complaint should Austria have addressed' Admiral Dewey on a matter relating entirely to Germany and the United States. A. Sift *r'4-- growing TinxBS-^mhlicmir Itfatshantttunt, towa TOtmrfag, ^ugurf 7,1899* French Capital 8tirred by a Myster ious and Peculiar Case of Poisoning. Heiress to Immense Wealth the Vic tim and Interested Relatives ArekSuspeoted. Engliah Parliament to Be Closed Wednesday—European Polities and Continental Gossip. Parls, Aug. 7—Paris has been having its periodical tragedy. A girl, Marie Saintenoy, was given chocolates and poisoned pastelles by a veiled lady In the street. She died and an autopsy showed lncontestibly the presence of strychnine in the stomach. Every day the Paris papers have given columns of suppositions and theories as to motives, and Indeed everything except to say who is the murderer. Of course somebody had to be arrest ed. This was Mme. Couderc, a cousin of the deceased girl. The arrest was an unfortunate one from every point of view. Mtne. Couderc and her husband have over 20,000 francs yearly income, and the prisoner also showed an alibi. It has now been proved, on the other hand, that the mother inherited 40,000 francs by th6 death of the girl. But this is all moonshine evidence. The Saintenoy and Couderc families are both rich. The funeral was characteristic. The coffin was smothered in llowers, and neighbors and other curious people, who are always to be found in Paris, united in getting into everybody's way in or der to show their sympathy. Demon strations were made of indignation on the part of the crowd and of despair on the part of the relatives, and the news papers reaped a harvest by selling il lustrations. It is probable the whole thing will be more or less forgotten when the tragedy of the century is re opened at Rennes. So far as physical sensation Is con cerned, the week has been dryer and hotter than the previous one. The horse chestnut trees in the Champ Klysees are drying up. In spite of the efforts of the street-walking brigade In keeping the excavation at the base of the trees tilled with water. The American tourists are all sight seeing under difficulties, many of them preferring to remain in loose attire in their hotels and drink iced water rather than grill in the street. They come out. however, in the evening, and in the cafe concerts in the Champs Ely sees you hear English spoken all about you. It would seem that Americans, and in fact anyone, would do well not to go in the Bois de Boulogne except In pa» ties, In view of an incident which oc curred the other day. Amme Haunel, residing at Neuilly, took her two chil dren for an airing In the Bois in the af ternoon. When near the Pavilion Chi nols. quite close to one of the most fre quented entrances to the wood, two young roughs struck her, robbed her of her portmonnale and tied. A detective who happened to pass heard the lady's cries and chased and captured the scoundrels. This affair has created quite a sensation in the Paris press. It is well known that horses are much affected by heat. It is a curious fact that this year there are more dray horses wearing straw bonnets than ever before. Although tnese appliances are comical, if not even hideous, there is no doubt that they protect the head of the animals. They are much more in vogue in the Midi than in Paris. Why the cab horses are not similarly provded man can tell. But the cab horses must be tickled to death at seeing so many automobiles in circulation. And still they come. The Avenue des Champs Elysees has been converted this summer into a sort of to boggan slide. A great number of "chauffeurs" put on speed at the Arc de Trlomphe and rush down the avenue as fast as they can. Really, such high speed should receive some check. But no doubt as soon as the machines be come unlversul the question will right Itself. Parisians have been horrified to see so many accidents to automobiles. From Havre comes word that M. Defosses, who was summering at Etretat, while automobiling from Havre to Etretat with three friends, smashed Into a wag on at 10 o'clock at night. The collision sent the automobllists flying in the air, tnd two of them were hurt seriously. M. Hauehecorne, who was driving the wagon, had a similar experience and his wagon was badly wrecked. The auto mobilists claim that the wagon had no lights, and that consequently it was not their fault. Another accident occurred to M. Du bois, son of the president of the auto mobile club of Marseilles. M. Dubois was going down a hill near La Marche when his brake broke. M. Dubois was not seriously Injured, but his driver was, and the machine was smashed to pieces. Another accident happened near Lu erne. in Switzerland. M. ueorges Koechlin, a well-knov,n manufacturer, was taking his family out for a ride when his machine came into contact with some object on the road and was destroyed. The occupants, seven in number, were more or less badly in jured. The first chamber of the civil court has given Judgment at the palais de Justice in the action brought by the Duchess d'Uzes against the Sieole. Readers will remember that In autumn of last year the Siecle published a pho tographic group containing the duchess and Arthur Meyer, with a legend that was, to say the least, most Insulting to the duchess, the photograph being de scribed as "les mensonges de la photo graphic," and Intended to suggest the way in which an anti-revisionist group, showing Col. Picquart In company with a German officer, had been produced. The decision of the court was "that the Steele should, pay damages to the amount of 5,000 francs, and that the Judgment should be published In ten papers at the expense of the defend ant." An appeal has been lodged by the Siecle. SESSION AT AN END. English Politicians Think Parlia ment Will Not Meet Again Before Elections. London, Aug. 7.—The session o? par liament practically ended Saturday ev ening and the proroguing will take place on Wednesday. There seems to be a very general belief that it will be the laBt full session of the present' par- W Itament, shrewd political prophet* pre dicting that a general election will be held next July, at the' latest. With thai kaleidoscopic transformations occurring incessantly In foreign politics it is dif ficult to forecast the result of an appeal to the country, but unless some coup rehabilitates the prestige of the present cabinet it is not difficult to foretell a moral disaster in the shape of an enor mously decreased conservative major ity, although it is hard to endorse those optimistic views of the liberals, who ap parency are satisfied that the general election will return them to power. Candid criticism, however, compels the statement that there are too many cross currents in the liberal party to admit of success until Lord Rosebery or an other such liberal imperialist arises to weld the various sections, such as are now following Sir Campbell-Banner man, Sir William Vernon Harcourt and John Morley respectively, and to pro claim an aggressive program instead of a narrow, negative policy, which Is con fined to the purely obstructive tactics so characteristic of the present diverg ent leadership. So far as popular interest is con cerned, the great naval maneuvers have ended.In disappointment, as there was no fighting, the rival fleets failing even to sight each other. The naval author ities, however, are delighted at the suc cess with which the British fleet found and convoyed safely to Mllford Haven the flotilla of food supply ships from Halifax. The maneuvers were carried out under conditions which might be expected to prevail in the event of war with France. The latter pinned her faith to torpedo boats, while Great Brit ain Steadily increased the number of her torpedo boat destroyers, and al though dark and misty nights were fav orable to the torpedo boats they seem to have completely failed, while the de stroyers fully sustained the hopes of their advocates on the few occasions when they came in oontact with the tor pedo boats. The maneuvers seem to have placed beyond question the value of the Marconi telegraph.' Admiral Domville relied upon it for much useful Information which could not be other wise obtained, and successfully trans mitted information over distances from twenty to thirty miles neither fog nor darkness apparently interfered with the transmission of messages. The experts are satisfied wireless telegraphy adds indefinitely to the value of scouting. The occurrences In Santo Domingo have naturally led to comment upon the probable action of the United States. It 1b generally recognized that something must be done to prevent the island from slipping back to African civilization and the trend of comment points to the United States as the nat ural protector of the country and indi cates that a usurpation will follow as a consequence. Rumors come from France of objec tions from that quarter. But while the French have considerable financial and commercial interests In their former de pendency they will hardly go to the length of actively opposing uny actioi America may see fit to take regarding a protectorate over both Santo Domingo and Haytl. The fifty-third report of the commis sioners In lunacy shows an appailng in crease of madness. In England and Wales the Inmates on January 1 of the present year totalled 105,086, an increase o£ 3,114 over 1898, the largest increase yet recorded. The situation is regarded as so alarm ing that an early Inquiry is demanded into the causes and the best means of combatting them. SLEPT THREE DAYS. Iteinarkable Hypnotic Powers of a Young Man From Bedford. Omaha, Neb., Aug. 7.—Howard Mil ler came here from Bedford, la., and found employment at the Hotel Drexel. Monday he gave a little exhibition of his hypnotic powers before the propri etor of the hotel and others. He claimed to be able to throw himself Into a state of suspended animation for a given time and to awaken at an hour pre viously fixed upon. Accordingly Wednesday noon he went to bed, there being watchers In the room, and 6lept as dead until Saturday noon, when he awoke, rose, bathed and ate a hearty meal. Medical men manifested consid erable curiosity, but the most curious ones were the boarders at the hotel, who have watched young Miller with mixed emotions, not knowing positively whether they were viewing "the quick or the dead." Miller gave other eviden ces of the possession of hypnotic pow ers. He is an awkward country boy, but is attracting a great deal of atten tion. BASE BALL YESTERDAY. Autlonal League. Chicago and Cleveland each took a game at the west side grounds yester day afternoon. The latter has to win once in awhile, and this is the first It has taken from Chicago this year. The Orphans go east not ahy too secure In fifth place. Cincinnati's two victories yesterday put It close up to the first di vision. It had Louisville as opponent in the first game and St. Louis In the sec ond. Tebeau's team is again on the run. The Chicago team left for Wash ington last night. Cleveland 10, Chicago 9. Chicago 9, Cleveland 5. Cincinnati 9, Louisville 6. Cincinnati 4, St. Louis 2. WESTERN LEAGUE. Kansas City 4-1, St. Paul 1-1. Grand Rapids 5, Indianapolis 4. Minneapolis G-8, Milwaukee 4-5. Buffalo 14, Detroit 5. Brooklyn Baltimore Cincinnati New York Indianapolis .. Minneapolis ... Detroit Grand Rapids W. L. 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BICYCLES, LAWN MOWERS REPAIRED. M. L. COOK. We want to buy 500 bushels of Duchess and 2,000 bushles of Wealthy apples. MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA. The best dry wood, and coal from the leading mines. Leave your order. JOHN ENGLERT, TEL. 10-361. 407 SOUTH SECOND AVE. $gX5XB®gXgXS!®tSlS)®gg)®®®(SxaiSXggXgXgxegXS6XS)«)gXaX5XSXSg)(S®®SXSgXSXSa®®gXBgXSXg(Sa 1 Have a Man 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 I I 1 I -l'l11 111 1111+ Grand Clearance Sale of HAMMOCKS, CROQUET SETS And All Other Summer Goods Also Bargains in ®®S)®®g®®©SX£®®®S®®XS®S®®®®g®SX£)^^ Of 15 year's experi ence in cement work, and am prepared to put in cement walks at right prices/ J. C. DUNN. WALL PAPER. STATIONERY. And many other lines to make room for new goods. SIMMONS' BOOK STORE, No. 4 WEST MAIN STREET. II I I 1 1 I I I 1 1 1 1 1 1 'H'H 1111! M"1 '111 1 Ml 1 111 11 ar ~EAST rtAIN-06 ADVANCE SALE! FALL DRESS GOODS! We are showing our new fall dress goods. You should see them before buying. If you need a house dress we have what you want. If it is a tailor suit, we are sure to please you. If you need a Silk, Crepon or Plaid Skirt, you cannot afford to pass us by. Our line is very complete and our early selection will not only give you the best styles but SAVE YOU SOAE MONEY. We Invite You to Inspect Onr Line. sM ,W'JT ®w •H •a a.1 vl v§fl'