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Officials Wore Knee Breeches and
Buoklee Shoes.
K^fhe New King's Predecessor, His
Mother, Will be Buried February 2
All England Wears Mourning While
Shouting "God Save the King." ..
London, Jan. 24.—A proclamation
.announcing Edward VII as King of
Great Britain and Ireland and Em
peror of India was read in St. James
palace at 9 o'clock this morning be
fore a great concourse of people, in
cluding many officials, college heralds
and army officers. The king was not
present. The proclamation was greet
ed by a fanfare of trumpets. At the
conclusion of the ceremony .the band
played "God Save the King." Mem
bers of the king's household witness
ed the ceremony from Marlborough
Glimpse of Mediaeval Times.
I.ondon, Jan. 24.—London was to
day given a glance of mediaeval times.
The quaint ceremonies with which
King falward vil was. proclaimed at
various points in the metropolis, ex
actly followed ancient precedents.
The officials purppsely arranged the
function -an hour ahead of the pub
lished announcement, and the inhabi
tants, wher'-'^iey awolse were surpris
ed, to'fincTtEe entire way between St.
James palace and the city lined with
troops. About 10,000 soldiers were
brought from Aldershot and London
barracks after midnight. All officers
had crepe, on their arms and drums
and brass instruments were shrouded
with crepe. The troops, in themselves
made an imposing spectacle, but they
were entirely eclipsed by the strange
spectacle presented by officials of the
college of arms, composed of three
kinge-at-arms, four heralds and eight
pursuivants. The costumes of the two
latter were gorgeous' beyond compare.
Knee Breeches and Low-Buckled Shoe
The blare of trumpets announced
the progress of the cavalcade as it pro
ceeded thru Trafalgar square and the
••Strand. The. lord mayor, sheriffs, al
dermen and mace-bearers in scarlet,
fur-trimmed robes, cocked hats, ruffled
shirts, silk knee breeches and low
buckled shoes, peered out from Cln
derella-like coaches that would have
been the envy of Alice in Wonderland.
Overhead in the mist of the pageant
a great Griffin which marks the city
boundary, spread its wide, fantastia
wings like some great, Hindoo God.
Relic of Forgotten Age.
v\ In olden days a veritable bar or
gate separated the city from without.
Today ten strong policemen stretched
a red silken rope across the thorofare
in honor of the city's ancient privil
Reaching the temple bar the lord
mayor and others left the carriages
and grouped themselves between the
lines of troops. The king's herald
then read the proclamation. A few
streets further on the proclamation
was read again and the procession ad
vanced to the Royal exchange- where
the final proclamation was made.
"God Save the King."
When the lord mayor finished the
reading the crowd for the first cheer
ed feebly. It was only when the Her
ald shouted "God save the King" that
the populace responded heartily with
cheers, many waving their hats. The
lord mayor, in the meantime, pro
ceeding to the Mansion house, appear
ed on the balcouy and said: "Join in
singing from the bottom of your
hearts, "God save the King." The re
sponse was uncertain at first but grad
ually became a mighty roar. The pro
cession and crowd then broke up.
Black Universal.
Black is the universal color worn by
the people with hardly a bright bon
net or gown to relieve the sombreness
of the crowd. There was no attempt
at decorations except flags at half
Wyi Be Burled February 2.
Cowes, Jan. 24.—It has been decid
ed that the funeral of the queen will
take place at Windsor February 2.
The body will be removed from Os
borne on February 1. It was the ex
pressed desire of the queen that the
funeral be military in character.
The Queen's Coffin.
5 Cowes, Jan. 24.—The coffin of
Queen Victoria will be of English oak
lined with satin. It was ordered here
thic afternoon and will be delivered
at Osborne tonight. The outer cask
et •will be a reproduction of the one
used at the funeral of the Duchess ol
Oath Taken by King Edward VIL
LONDON, Jan. 24.—Following is the oath which was taken yester
day by King Edward VII.:
Lord Chancellor—Is your majesty willing to take the oath?
King—I am.
Lord Chancellor—Will you solemnly promise and swear to govern
the people of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the
dominions thereto belonging, according to the statutes in parliament
agreed on and the respective laws and customs of the same?
King—I solemnly promise so to do.
Lord Chancellor—-Will you to the utmost of your power maintain
the laws of God, the true profession of the gOBpel and the Protestant
Reformed religion established by law, and will you maintain and pre
serve inviolably the settlement of the Church of England and the
doctrine, worship, discipline and government thereof, as by law estab
lished within England and Ireland and the territories thereunto belong
ing, ana will you preserve unto the bishops and clergy of England
and Ireland and to all churches there committed to their charge all
such rights and privileges as by law do or shall pertain to them or any
of them.'
King—All this I promise to do. ...
The proclamation by which the death of the queen and the acces
sion of Edward VII. are made public is issued thru the prime minister
and the archbishop of Canterbury, with the sanction of the privy
council, and reads as follows:
"Whereas, It has pleased the Almighty God to call to His mercy
our late sovereign lady, Queen ictoria, of blessed and glorious mem
ory, by whose decease the imperi al crown of the United Kingdom of
Great Britain and Ireland is solely and rightfully come to the high and
mighty Prince Albert Edward, we therefore, the lords spiritual and
temporal of this realm, being here with those of her late majesty's
privy council with numbers of other principal gentlemen of quality,
with the lord mayor, alderman and citizens of London, do now hereby
with one voice and consent of tongue and heart publish and proclaim
that the high and mighty Prince Albert Edward is now by the death of
our late sovereign of happy memo ry become our only lawful and right
ful liege Lord Edward, by Grace of God King of the United Kingdom
of Great Britain and Ireland, defender of the faith, to whom we ac
knowledge all faith and constant obedience, with all hearty and hum
ble affection, beseeching Uod, by whom kings and queens do reign, to
bless our royal King Edward with long and happy years to reign over
Kent, the queen's mother. A magnifi
cent satin pa'l, with the royal arms
in each corner, is being made.
Emperor William decided this even
ing not to leave Osborne until after
the funeral.
King Lands at Cowes.
The king landed at 2:45 o'clock. All
flags, hitherto at half mast were
hauled down, marking the suspension
of mourning until the king landed. In
acknowledgement of the silent greet
ings of the people he frequently rais
ed his hat. Immediately after the
king landed flags were again half
Leaves for Osborne.
London, Jan. 24.—King Edward, ac
companied by the Duke of York,
Prince Christian, the Duke of Saxe
Coburg and others left Marlborough
house for Osborne.'
Russian Court Mourns.'
St. Petersburg, Jan. 24.—The Czar
left Liy.'idia yesterdaiy for-St, Peters
burg where the court goes into mourn
Burghers Sorry.
Pretoria,' Jan. 24.—Signs of sorrow
over the death of the Queen are every
where visible, even the Burghers show
respect and sympathy.
Servant Girl in Richardson Murder
Case Attacked.
Savannah, Mo., Jan. 24.—Bessie
Phylis, the servant girl whose testi
mony was so damaging to Mrs. Frank
W. Richardson, who is alleged to be
implicated in her husband's murder
on Chirstmas eve, was assautled by
some unknown person and severely
injured. She declares she does not
want to die until she has told ail she
knows about, the murder of Frank
Ric'-iardson, which occurred here a few
weeks ago.
Says It Is the Coldest Ever Known in
Seattle, Wash., Jan. 24.—Advices
from Dawson and the Yukon valley re
port that that section has passed thru
the coldest weather recorded since
white men have inhabitated the coun
try. The thermometer ranged from
68 to 78 degrees below zerp.
Child Pell Across Rail and
Engine Does Bloody Work.
Mother Clambers at Risk of Her Own
Life Under Train and Clasped Up
per Portion of Boy's Trunk in Her
Waterloo, Jan. 24«—A most-distress
ing accident happened yesterday after
noon at the West Sixth street cross
ing of the C. G. W. railway. Willie,
the six year old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Fry, met almost instant death
by being run over by a northbound
doubleheader C. G. W. freight, the
body being literally cut in two across
the trunk.
Mr. and Mrs. Fry live at 320 West
Sixth street. The railroad passes in
front of the house, and Miss Maud,
one of the daughters, had been sent
across the track to get some butter
milk of the Orange buttermilk man.
The little fellow attempted Lo cross
the track to follow his sister as the
train was steaming slowly around the
curve. -When the child was on the
track he fell across the outside rail
at the west end of the plank crossing.
Immediately the wheels of the ponder
ous negine mashed the frail body on
the rail and it was not until both en
gines and three stock cars had passed
Cripple Stumbles on Revolving Teeth .over the body that the mangled form
While at Work. jwas removed. The child's death was
Adrian, Mich., Jan. 24,-Silas Obi-
att. who had his feet frozen some time Terrible Scene.
age and had since been scarcely able under the slackened train the moth
to walk, lost his balance whne saw-
ing wood here and fell on tjie circular ]jfc to clasp the upper portion of the
saw, thowing him in such a manner poor boy's trunk in her arms while
that his back struck the saw and in- the blood from the vital parts gushed
juring him so severly that he only liv- cv'-r her clothing. Ben Swisher, of
ed twelve hours. Iowa City, .gathered up the mutilated
lower portion of the child and carried
CIGARETTES AND SENATORS. tenderly into the home beside the
tracks at the corner of Sixth street
Illinois Legislature Will Be Asked to and the railroad.
Consider Both. I Was Heart Rending.
Springfield, 111., Jan. 24.—Among the Neighbors, friends and passersby all
bills introduced in the house today, rushed to the scene and did what was
one was by Congressman Witt prohib- in their power to assist in the heart
iting the manufacture and sale of cig- rending affair. The portions of the
arettes. child yet adhering to the rail were
Congressman Donoghue introduced looked after and as quickly as possible
a resolution memoralizing congress to the awful sight removed as far as was
submit a constitutional amendment consistent to the duties of the coroner,
for the election of United States sen- yet to investigate the death.
ators by direct vote.
Michigan Legislature Likely to Pass
Bill Introduced Yesterday.
Lansing, Mich., Jan. 24.—In the leg
islature yesterday bills were introduc- sard to the future of the company,
ed in both houses providing for the
establishment of a hospital for con
sumptives. The measure has long
been advocated by the state board of
health, and a strong effort will be
made to pass a bill.
Dowager Empress Frederick is Suffer
ing But Little Pain.
Hamberg, Jan. 24.—The condition
of Dowager Empress Frederick con
tinues satisfactory. Lately she has
clambered at the risk of her own
Southwestern Mutual Tangle In Fair
Way to be Settled.
Marshalltown, Jan. 24.—The South
western Mutual Life association tan
gle is in a fair way to be straightened
out. The injunction has been modi
fied and a new board of directors
chosen, and arrangements have been
made to notify every policy holder of
the matter of re-insurance or reor
ganization to be determined at an ad
journed meeting to be held February
28, in Marshalltown. Under the ar
rangement every policy holder has the
right to issue, if he so desireB, new
proxies and express his wishes in re-
Seventh Joint Ballot Results in no
Election of Senator.
Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 24.—The sev
enth joint ballot on United States sen
ator today showed no material change.
not suffered any pain, but this does formerly operated in Chicago, were
not imply improvement. I indicted here yesterday for burglary.
Silk Thieves Are Indicted.
Quincy, 111.. Jan. 24.—George Heiss
and William Davis, alias Bloomington
Reid, the thieves whose case has cre
ated no little excitement here and who
That on Bank Checks Re
stored in Committee.
Telegrams and Express Receipts to be
Exempt if the Proposed Senate
Committee Amendments Are Passed
—Beer $1.50 per Barrel.
Washington, Jan. 24.—The senate
committee on finance today concluded
the consideration of the* war revenue
reduction bill. Amendments were
•made by the Committee to the house
bill to fix the tax on beer at $1.50 per
barrel, on tobacco, cigus and snuff at
9 cents per pound. The tax on bank
checks was restored and that on tele
grams and express receipts was re
Adopt Pettigrew Resolution.
The senate, soon after it met today
adopted the resolutions of Pettigrew
concerning the reported deportation
of a citizen from the Philippines to
The Indian appropriation bill was
then taken up.
The house is consideiing the naval
appropriation bill today. By a party
[vote of nine to six the house commit
tee on coinage today ordered a favor
able report on the bill of Representa
tive Hill, cf Connecticut "To main
tain the silver dollar at a parity with
AjPOUT §4,000,000
Some of the Finest Buildings in Mon.
treal Destroyed by Fire Which
Raged .fqr Five Hours.
Montreal, Jan. 24.—Fire which
started here last evening was com'
pletely under control at 3 o'clock this
morning. The losses are vartously es
timated at from two to four million
Fine Bufe^igs Gone.
N-early $4,000,000 worth of property,
including some of the finest buildings
in the city, has been destroyed by the
fire which raged for five hours in the
heart of the business section. The
whole blqck, bounded by St. Peter, St.
Sacrament, St. Nicholas and St. Paul
streets, in which were the magnifi
cent Board of Trade building and
many handsome structures occupied
by leading houses, is in ruins.
The fire started shortly after 8
o'clock in the wholesale clothing es
tablishment of Saxe & Co. at the cor
ner of Lemoine and St. Peter streets.
Candymakers Will Not Displace Them
With Machinery.
Sioux City, Jan. 24.—Candymakers
of six states entered into an agree
ment here affecting more than 10,000
girls employed in a score of cities.
The decision was not to introduce a
chocolate drop manufacturing ma
chine which can do the work of forty
girls. The makers all agreed to stick
to the hand process. Illinois, Iowa,
Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and South
Dakota are in the agreement.
No Meeting to Arrange St. Paul Lease
Is Called.
New York, Jan. zi.—It having been
reported that a lease of the Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad to the
Northern Pacific and Great Northern
companies would be executed at a
special meeting of the St. Paul's di
rectors, Chairman Roswell Miller of
the St. Paul board said: "It looks to
me like a jobbing yarn. No special
meeting of the board has been called.
Marshalltown Is Entertaining the
State Association.
Marshalltown. Jan. 23.—The board
of supervisors' convention is a suc
cess. About two hundred members,
also Judges Piney and Robinson, of
the board of control, are present.
There were some very good papers
read, and a full discussion had about
the county care of chronic insane.
The debate became very lively.
George West Passes Away Today at
His Home in Chicago.
Chicago, Jan. 24.—George West, a
well known trainer and driver of trot
ting horses died today at his home in
this'City at the age of forty years.
City of Mexico Police on Track of
Omaha Abductors.
City of Mexico, Jan. 2i.—The police
here have reason to believe the Oma
ha kidnapers are in hiding in this vi
cinity and efforts are being made to
discover their whereabouts.
Successful Operation Performed
the Orbs This Morning.
Utrecht, Jan. 24.—A successful op
eration was performed on Kruger's
eyes this morning.
Former Hedrick Boy Killed In
Philippines Friday.
Mrs. Carrie Nation, Leading a
Delegation, Runs Amuck.
Delegation Headed by Wife of Saloon
keeper Whose Business Was Wreck
ed Yesterday Have a Pitched Battle
With Mrs. Nation's Forces.
Says She Will Continue.
Enterprise, Kan., Jan. 24.—A re
quest was made for a county warrant
for the arrest of Mrs. Nation, the sa
loon wrecker, last night, but none has
been issued today. Owing to Mrs.
Nation's threat to continue the work,
the chief of police today swore in a
Abilene, Kas., Jan. 24.—The first
leal thoro job of "joint" smashing
done by Mrs. Carrie Nation, of Wichi
ta vas done yesterday afternoon at
Enterprise, a town of 800 six miles
east of here. She arrived on the early
train, accompanied by two women
heavily veiled, and went at once to
the home of Mrs. C. B. Hoffman, wife
of a proi-iiftent populist leader and a
wealthy miller.
"Tin here to clean out Ihis town of
'joints,' she said, and sent out invi
tations to the temperance women for
a meeting at 2 o'clock. A consider
able number came, and she outlined
her plan or vork. Then she brought,
out the hatchet which she had used
in Wichita, and with Mrs. Hoffman
and Mrs. L. A. Case, president of the
W. C. T. U., she went towntown in a
carriage In front of the leading
"joint" she alighted and tried to open
the door. It was locked, so bhe smash
ed the glass and frames and stepped
inside. The place was empty. Her
companions waited outside, and with
the gathering crowd watched the oper
ations, no one seemingly cared to in
terfere with her work. She broke all
the bottles, mirrors, fixtures and pic
tures, and made dents in the bar and
woodwork. John Schilling, the pro
prietor, had fled, so she had full sway.
Breaking into the refrigerator, she
took out the beer cases and broke all
the bottles and devasted everything
breakable inside the room.
Gives Marshal a Tongue Lashing.
The city marshal, W. R. Benham.
entered, and taking her by the arm
ordered her to leave. "I go when I
finish my work," she replied.
"What are you," she demanded, "but
a murderer and perjurer in protect
ing this unholy traffic? Either let me
aione or take off your star."
and call-
But she followed him out
ing her companions preceeded to give £lalms
the marshal a blistering arraignment
in the presence of the crowd.
She then started for the adjoining
"joint." A large crowd had gathered
but no one interfered. The other
"joint" was closed and hastily boarded
up and the marshal stood between her
and the door. She' finally gave up the
attempt and went back to Mrs. Hof
man's where she spent the night. She
frays she will continue the job
and then move on to other towns
where she is needed. It is expected
she will attack the six "joints" of the
county seat.
Mrs. Nation's Eye Blackened.
While lecturing in the street in En
terprise last night the wife
of the "jointist" whose sa
loon she raidtd attacked her
and blaokened her eye. Mrs. Na
tion made no reply, and after band
aging the eye, returned and continued
her talk, afterward going to a church.
She says no amount of prosecution
will stop her crusade and that she re
ceives more encouragement that
blame. The identity of the women
with her is not known. It is suppos
ed that they are those who assisted
in Wichita. She says she has hun
dreds of offers of money and assist
ance" and letters of encouragement,
and defies the authorities to touch her.
She, was not put under ar^t today,
and the sheriff, who was appealed to,
has not decided what course to take.
Enterprise, Kan., Jan. 24. A
street fight between women, led on
one side by Mrs. Carrie Nation, with -vvithin six miles caused a state of pan
a following of W. C. T. U. women, is, at the Abiiene dispensaries, and all
and on the other by Mrs. John Shill
ing, wife of the manager of the saloon
wrecked yesterday by Mrs. Nation
who was backed by a dozen women,
was enacted here today. As a result
Mrs. Nation and Mr. and Mrs. Shill
ing were arrested, charged with dis
turbing the peace. All were released
on bonds. During the fight a woman
heavily veiled, rained blow after blow
upon Mrs. Nation with a horse-whip,
badly bruising her.
The news that Mrs. Nation was
sorts of plans were discussed for hand
ing her if she comes here. One of
the joints has prepared a heavy oak
barricade to fit the stairway and ex
pects to slide it into place when the
scouts announce the approach .of Mrs.
Nation. There is no doubt but that
she will be he^e soon.
The W. C. T. U. Does Not Approve.
Topeka, Kas., Jan. .24.—Mrs. A. M.
Hutchinson, state president of the W.
C. T. U., says that organization is not
in favor of the tactics employed by
Mrs. Nation in her warfare against the
saloons. She says:
"Loyalty to Mrs. Nation remands
that we procure for her a fair trial
but we do not favor her methods. All
our interest in her raid is to find out
whether the property of the saloon
keepers can be protected under the
law. It is the general opinion that no
dozen extra police. At Abilene, where such a thing as justice can be obtain
Mrs. Nation threatens to make her led in Wichita courts on the temper-
next onslaught, the saloonkeepers
have placed guards at their places.
Look Out, Ottumwa.
ance question.
Well and
Man Pumps Brass Out of
Sees Things.
Iowa City, Jan. 24.—Prof. Samuel
Calvin, the state geologist, received
sample recently of the gold reported
discovered in the well of Henry Ter
hufen, of Klemme. Professor Calvin
has completed his analysis of the met
al that has caused the excitement and
the rise in farm values around Klem
me. He finds it to be brass which was
probably ground off the pump-va've
while the honest hotel keeper pump
ed his gold mine.
Syndicate Plans a $200,000
House in Sioux City.
Sioux City, Jan. 24.—A new opera
house is planned for Sioux City to
cost between $150,000 and $200,000.
Thomas J. Jones, a young Chicagoan,
is here looking for a suitable location.
He claims to represent a wealthy syn
dicate of Chicago capitalists. He has
found several sites and will report
favorably to the men whom he repre
sents. There is one opera house here
known as the Peavey Grand.
Keokuk Man Gets a Threatening Mes
Keokuk, Jan. 24.—Charles A. Gilley,
of this city, yesterday found a note be
tween the screen and the front door
addressed to himself in which the
writer said that he saw him receive
$25 from another man that afternoon,
and for him to keep it until the writer
directed him what to do with it. Other
wise, the note stated, the writer would
kill Gilley. The police do not incline
to the theory that Mr. Gilley is in any
great danger, and that gentleman dis-
knowledge of the affair,
Stoppage of Work in Gold Fields
Causes Rush From Nome.
Victoria, B. C., Jan. 24.—Arrivals
from Cottage City report another
strike at the head of the Euskokwin,
causing a big stampede from Nome.
Situation is Critical Between
the Whites and the
Eufaula, I. T., Jan. 24.—Ex-Ccjet
Roley Mcintosh, of the Treaty party
and about twenty of his followers have
taken refuge in Eufaula. John Cruk,
a leader of one of the Insurrectionary
Creek Indian bands, and some of his
men are watching Mcintosh. The lat
ter says the rest of this Snake band
is concealed near the town and they
contemplate capturir.g Mclr.tosh and
his people. Mayor Foley, of this city,
has deputized a posse and will pro
tect the ex-chief and his people with
In the city limits of Eufaula. United
States Marshall Bennett, if ed thru
ex-Chief Mcintosh, a p:c .-nation,
which means immediate fighting un
less troops are here within twenty-
four hours.
Makes Them Defiant.
•. 4^4
Red Men Now Have a Leader and
Party Cornered. fi: i.-j
United States Marshal, Thru the Cor
nered Indian Leader, Issued a Proc
l?mation Which Means Fighting Un
less Troops Arrive Quickly.
Muskogee, I. T., Jan. 24.—The fact
that General Lee has ordered a de
tachment of cavalry to the scene ot
the Indian uprising in the Creek na
tion has aroused the Creeks to a great^vi
er degree of defiance and they are
sending out light horsemen all over
the Five Tribes country, appealing to
the dissatisfied Indians to join them
against the soldiers. Governor Brown
of the Seminoles, has appealed to the
authorities here for aid, as a number
of his tribe have threatened to join
the Creeks. ,s
Want Delay of Two Years on»Certairt
Land Taxes.
Manila, Jan. 24.—The hearing of the
municipal government bill today de
veloped an attempt on the part of
prominent Filipinos to secure a delay
of two years before taxing landshore
owners unable to cultivate on account
of the dangerous situation in the fight
ing territory. The bill originally de
ferred taxation for one year. The
commissioners adopted an amend
ment providing that land-owners\ who
are not implicated in the insurrection
after March, be exempted for the sec
ond year. js
Killen One Hundred.
Lieutenant Steele, with ten men' of
the Forty-third regiment and .seven'
native soldiers foughc a fierce half
hour's engagement with a large force
of Filipinos at Tenaguena, in the is
land of Lelte, January 9, which result
ed in the killing of over one hundred
insurgents. Private Edward McGugl.
was killed.
Doings of Hawkeye People at the Na
tion's Capital.
Washington, Jan. 24.—Postmasters
commissioned in Iowa—Randall Bates
Hopeville Ellen O. Goodlawson, Mai
lard. T'C
Iowa Pensions.
Original—Loyal V. Keeney, West
Bend, $8. Increase—Jacol) Bormann,
Clinton, $14 James Shields, Murray,
$10 John C. Shaw Vinton, $12 Wil
liam Jones. Creston, $20 Mark Math
ews, Clinton, $R Soloman B. Delk
Osceola, $17 Joseph B. Hughes, Mar
shalltown, $8. Original widows
Sarah A. Culver, Menlo, $12 Jennie
L. Hay'zlet, Independence, $8.
Shoots Two People and Turns
Weapon on Himself.
Denver, Jan. 24.—Claude Hider,
aged 19, shot' Mrg. Emma Douglass, a
divorced woman, and Harry R. Haley,
and then killed himself yesterday, in
the Hotel Saxon, where the three liv
ed. The woman will probably recov
er. Haley is dangerously wounded.
Jealously was the cause of the shoot
Dead Man Was Careless.
Osltaloosa, Jan. 24.—The coroner's
jury impaneled to inquire, into the
cause of death of Wiebe Brower, of
Pella, who was run over and killed by
a Rock Island freight train here Tues
day afternoon, has decided that the
dead man came to his death thru his
own carelessness.
Musician Slightly Better.
Milan, Jan. 24.—Verdis' health
showfed slight improvement this
morning after A critical night, but it
is feared he cannot recover.

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