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Frafikel Bros.' Department Store
Heaviest Loser.
Biaze Originated in the Basement and
Was Discovered by a Patrolman—
Destruction of Property Was Com
plete—List of the Heaviest Losers.
Des Moines, Jan. 29.—Fire, which
broke out at 3 o'clock this morning in
Frankel Bros.' department store, de
stroyed over half a million dollars
•worth of property. The fire was first
discovered by Patrolman Pierce in the
basement, but the structure was
doomed before the arriyal of the fire
department. Their attention was
largely devoted to saving adjoining
structures, several of which caught
fire. By 6 o'clock every wall of the
six-story Frankel building had fallen.
The destruction of the property is
complete. Destruction of eleptric, tel
ephone and telegraph wires' by fire
caused temporary abandonment of the
street-car service and the operation
of many factories dependent upon the
wires for power.
No Theory as to Origin.
Des Moines, Jan. 29.—(Special)—
Fire early this morning destroyed
Frankel's department store with the
entire stock. The fire damaged the
Good block on the east, the Utica
building and stock across Sixth street
on the west, and the buildings across
the street to the south of Walnut.
Physicians in the second story of the
Utica and in the upper stories of the
Good block and the buildings on the
south side of Walnut across from the
Frankel building were heavy losers.
The fire was discovered i« Frankel's
at 3:05 o'clock this morning by Pa
trolman Pierce. It had gained con
siderable headway when discovered
and no theory as to its origin hae yet
been formulated.
The Losses.
The Frankel's Incorporated
(stock) $250,000
The Frankel Improvement
•company (building) 125,000
Marcus and Herman Younker
the old Younker building oc
cupied by the Frankels.... 35,000
A. & I. Friedlich (stock) 35,000
Marcus Younker (part of Good
block) 10,000
Utica Building company 10,500
Rothwell estate (Seeley build-
C. H. Seeley (stock) 10,000
Des Moines National Bank
(building) 2,500
Marx building 2,500
Sheer building 2,500
Dr. McGorrisk building 1,000
Henry Plumb (stock) 2,500
Monnett Green company
(stock) 2,500
J. H. Cownie Glove Co.
(stock) 2,000
Lawyer & Beeks (stock) 2,500
Chase Shissler company
(stock) 2,000
C. W. Rogg company (stock). 10,000
Chase Bros, (stock) 1,000
Webb Souers (stock) 2,000
Dr. W. L. Garretson, McGor
risk building 500
Dr. A. L. Hass, 514 Walnut... 500
Dr. Halloway, 514 Walnut...., 1,000
Dr. Thomas, 516 Walnut.... 500
Dr. A. R. Begun 1,000
Dr. L. D. Rood 500
Iowa Telephone company 7,500
Des Moines City Railway com
pany, 2,5*00
C. W. Johnston, Good block
(library, etc.)' 600
Armour & Co. (office fixtures) 500
Younker & Dillie'(law library) 3,000
Furniture, fixtures, instru
ments and libraries of phy
sicians in the TJtica building 14,500
M. Goldstein, tailoring stock,
in Good block 2,500
ff Total $553,500
Loss is $682,000.
Des Moines, Jan. 29.—A detailed ac
count of the insurance and estimates
on the loss by fire were given out this
afternoon and place the total loss at
$682,000, \irith $600,000 insurance.
•Frankel's loss is $450,000, insurance
{Quarantine Breaker From Appleton
Is Taken Into Custody.
Appleton, Wis., Jan. 2.—The police
late last night received a telegram
Terre Haute, Ind., saying that.
Dr. Rodermund was identified and ar
rested in thai city yesterday, and the
police wanted to know what to do
•with him. The authorities do not
know whether Rodermund can be ex
tradited for breaking quarantine or
tXftks from a sweet stomach, pure
lood, 6trong nerves and hearty health.
The surest way to acquire these is by
an honest use of this famous medicine,
Hostetter's Stomach Bitters. For fifty
-years it has never failed to cure stom
ach disorders, beginning with consti
pation and ending with kidney or Mver
trouble. See that a Private Revenue
Stamp covers the neck of the bottle.
Beware of Imitations.
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W ijwin.umnud
Amount disposed of in
will $15,000,000
Amount given in life
to' Armour Institute
and Mission 4,500,000
To other public institu
tions and to charity.. .3,500,000
To relatives and
friends 25,000,000
Estimated value of es
tate if it had been
hoarded 50,000,000
Gifts in life to A. W.
Armour (brother) 3,000,000
*. Gifts in life to S. B.
Armour (brother) ...3,000,000
Gifts in life to P. D.
Armour, Jr 8,000,000
Gifts in life to J. Ogden
Armour 8,000,000
Gifts in life to K. B.
Armour (nephew)... 200,000
Gifts in life to Charles
Armour (nephew)... 200,000
Probate fees under will 15,000
State inheritance tax 299,600
Federal tax on estate.. 350,000
The Murderers of Jennie Bosschieter
Are Sentenced.
Paterson, N. J., Jan. 29.—Walter C.
McAlister, William A. Death and An
drew J. Campbell, found guilty of
murder in the second degree for the
killing of Jennie Bosschieter on Octo
ber 18, by the administration of
chloral, and subsequent rape, were to
day sentenced to thirty years impris
onment at hard labor. George J. Kerr,
who pleaded non-vult contendre to the
charge of rape, was sentenced to fif
teen years' imprisonment at hard la
bor. The sentences of all the men is
the extreme penalty.
United States Gets Two More Islands
From Poor Spain.
Madrid, Jan. 29.—The cession of
Sibutu and Cagayan de Jolp islands to
the United States has been gazetted.
On This Side.
Washington, Jan. 29.—The presi
dent today sent a message to congress
recommending th appropriation of
$100,000 for the payment' of the claim
of Spain for the Sibutu and Cagayan
islands in the Philippine archipelago.
New Legal Adviser for the Transvaal
Colony Administration.
Cape Town, Jan. 29.—R. Solomon,
attorney-general of the late Schreiner
ministry, has been appointed legal ad
viser to the Transvaal colony adminis
tration. His appointment is commend
ed as demonstrating the desire of the
imperial government to conciliaet
wiiu the Dutch.
Suicide Wanted to Make no Mistake—
Use- Both.
Albert City, Jan. 29.—T. A. Barnes,
a farmer living near this place com
mitted suicide Sunday by taking two
ounces of laudanum and then cutting
his throat with a razor. He died in
half an hour after taking the poison.
The cause of his rash act Is not
known. Barnes was well known in
this vicinity and leaves a wife andtwo
small children. He was 35 years old.
John A.' Hinsey Quits Endowment
Rank, Knights of Pythias.
Chicago, Jan. 29.—John A. Hinsey,
president of the board of control, En
dowment Rank, Knights of Pythias,
has resigned. C. F. S. Neal, of Le
banon, Indiana, was elected president.
The resignation of Hinsey was due to
a resolution adopted by the board re
quiring the president to devote his en
tire time to the office. This Hinsey
was unwilling to do.
She Succeeds in Making That Gentle
man Very Angry.
Topeka, Kan., Jan. 29.—Mrs. Carrie
Nation, the saloon wrecker, yesterday
invaed the office of Governor Stanley
in the Capitol building, and for an
hour harangued the executive for his
failure to close the saloons of Kansas.
Then she visited the offices of Attor
ney General Goddard, County Attor
ney Nichols, and Sheriff Porter, and
demanded each of them that they
close the saloons. She succeeded in
making all the gentlemen named very
angry. That was all ehe accom
Drowsy Engineer Responsible for the
Death of Five Men.
Parkersburg, W. Va., Jan. 29—Five
persons dead and one severely wound
ed, two engines and ten loaded cars
wrecked is the result of a mistake of
a train crew yesterday between Petro
leum and Volcano Junction on the Bal
timore & Ohio railroad. The engineer
went to sleep at his post, and mistak
ing the first section of a passing train
for the second pulled his train onto
the main track and was seriously in
jured in the resulting wreck.
Michigan Supreme Court Says Inherit
ance Tax Law is Legal.
Lansing, Mich., Jan. i».—In an unan
imous opinion handed down today the
supreme court sustained the constitu
nality of the law fixing inheritances.
An order was also granted in answer
to former Governor Pingree's applica
tion directing the Ingham county cir
cuit court to show cause why a writ
should not issue prohibiting it from
proceding with the contempt case now
pending against Pingree.
Alleged That the Chinaman's Life is
Dispaired Of.
Shanghai, Jan. 29.—A dispatch to
th,e North China Daily News of this
city from Peking says that Li Hung
Chang is suffering from fever and is
delirious, his life being despaired of.
Work on the waterworks at Greene
is progressing slowly on account of
the rocto.bed.
Prohibitionists Oppose Work of
Anti-Saloon League.
Des Moines Girl Is a Stowaway on
Battleship Indiana Enroute to Unit
ed States—Elopment at Creston—
Girl Eleven Years of Age Suicides.
Sioux City.
Tlie Anti-Saloon league in Wood
bury county has run up against oppo
sition for which it was not looking.
The ultra-prohibitionists do not look
with entire approval upon the work of
the league. It involves too much of
a compromise with the saloon inter
ests to suit them. C. W. Griffin,
county chairman of the prohibition
party, is one of those who will not
affiliate himself with the league. He
says: "We believe the Martin law is
an abomination and that a prohibition
ist has no business saying to saloon
men that they may go ahead and sell
under it. We demand that the damn
able places be closed entirely, and be
cause of such attitude we can hardly
join the league." In the membership
of the league there are many prohibi
tionists as ardent as Mr. Griffin, but
they believe in taking half a loaf when
the entire loaf is not forthcoming.
Yesterday afternoon Squire Maxwell
had just finished tying the knot which
joined together Roy Tedford and Miss
Matilda Nichols, both residents of
Ringgold county when the boy's fath
er telephoned from Shannon City to
stop the marriage, stating that
his son was under age. The ceremony
had been performed, however, and
when the father was informed of that
fact he withdrew his objections over
the wire and told the couple to come
Des Moines.
Miss Margaret Tittmore, a well
known young lady of this city, is a
stowaway on the battleship Indiana
enroute from Nagaski, Japan and Ma
nila to the United States. The young
woman left this country to join her
lover with the woman who was to be
her mother-in-law. Tiring of her com
pany the girl desired to return to the
United States but there seemed no
available way. Finally she hit upon
the plan of stowing herself in the hold
of the big battleship, it is said, and
will arrive in the United States in due
Sioux City.
Dr. J. M. Kilborne, of this city, has
announced his candidacy for the of
fice of head physician for the M. W. A.
of Iowa and is making a vigorous can
vass for it.
Burlington saloonkeepers are at the
head of a crusade to do away alto
gether with the "free lunch counter"
in Iowa. The project was fully des
cussed at a meeting of the saloon
keepers, and it was decided to spread
the reform wave over the entire state.
One of the first movements will be to
make a general agreement in the state
to stop serving free lunch with each
drink. Saloonkeepers here contend
that their customers are no more en
titled to free meals than the patrons
of a shoe store are entitled to a free
pair of shoes, or the purchasers of a
sack of flour to a free beefsteak.
Local parties may make an effort
to induce eastern capitalists to build
an electric car line from Rossie, on
the Gowrie and Northwestern rail
road, in this county, to Spencer and
thence north to Lake Okoboji and
Spirit Lake.
Ft. Dodge.
Dr. J. W. Kime, of this city, has ac
cepted the plans for his new sanitar
ium which will be built on his four
teen-acre tract north of the city. It
will be built especially for the treat
ment of cases of tuberculosis by means
of the rays of the sun, which will be
directed from a huge reflector patent
ed by the doctor. The patients will
be treated in the open air as much as
possible. Two roof gardens will be
added. The building will cost $12,000.
Candidates for department com
mander of the Iowa Grand Army af
the Republic are appearing now that
the date for the department encamp
ment has been set. George H. Metz
ger of this place, formerly custodian
of the capitol in Des Moines and a
prominent Second district politician,
is a candidate and is being indorsed
by a number of posts.
Clinton has a distinguished guest
in the person of Isaac R. Wells,
known as the king of the gypsies,who
has been here dqring the larger por
tion of the winter. He is arranging for
the second annual convention of gyp
sies of the United States. The first
convention of tne kind ever held in
this country took place last summer
in Newburg, N. Y. The gypsies head
ed by Mr. Wells, arrived in that city
the first of June and were in session
for a number of days. The second
convention will be held in Minneapolis
next summer and preparations for the
event, Mr. Wells says, are well under
way. He says the first week in June
will see hundreds of bands of gypsies
from all parts of the country enroute
to Minneapolis to attend the conven
tion, which is looked forward to as an
important event in the gypsy world.
The convention will be a singular one
but doubtless of importance in its
Farmers in LaFayette and Liberty
townships, about six miles north of
this place in what is called Scotland
neighborhood, have made extensive
plans for a mutual telephone company
The farmers plan to build a telephone
line eight or nine miles long, which
will connect Keota and South English.
It will be used by abqut 100 farmers
who will put in 'phones and will cover
north part of LaFayette township and
the southern part of Liberty township
with a perfect network of telephone
wires. It is likely that the line will
be built in the spring.
Some days since It was announced
that Frances Quinn, residing at Elk
aderA had been accidentally shot and
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Chippewa Falls, Wis., Jan. 29.—
This town has produced the
youngest suicide on record. The
victim was a boy of six years, Carl
Smith, an inmate of the home for
feeble-minded. For several days
past he had been acting in a
strange manner, but no particular
attention was paid to him. Last
evening, when the attention of the
-nurse was attracted elsewhere,
the child rushed into the medicine
room, seized a bottle of carbolic
acid and swallowed the contents.
He died a short time later in fear-
ful agony, in spite of prompt at
tention. His last words were that
he was glad he was going to die.
killed. A special from Elkader receiv
ed here states that the girl's name
was Frances Clift and that she com
mitted suicide. This fact is establish
ed by a letter to a playmate, Dora El
vidge, wherein the deceased bade her
friend goodby stating that she would
never see her more. She had also
written on the fly-leaf of several of
her books the date of her birth, "Dec.
28,. 1890," and "Died Jan. 22 1901,"
the latter date being the exact date
of her death. She had also told many
of her little playmates of her inten
tions, but they pain no attention to it
until after her death. Frances was,
according to Prof. Webb, one of his
brightest and most ambitious pupils,
and in her examinations stood very
near at the head of her class. She
had complained to her parents that
it was hard for her to keep on with
her studies at school. She was only
11 years old and her home had always
been pleasant.
Ottumwa Delegates to National D. A.
R., Meeting Haven't Decided.
There is much talk at present in
Daughters of the American Revolu
tion circles regarding the national
meeting to be held in Washington, D.
C., February 20-22 and everywhere the
ladies are discussing their choice for
president of the society. The New
Jersey members are sending broadcast
circulars calling attention to the good
qualities of Mrs. Washington Augus
tus Roebling, who is a candidate for
the presidency. Mrs. Roebling has
served as vice president of the D. A.
R. and she is said to be a very popular
member of the organization.
The delegates from the Ottumwa
branch of the Daughters of the Amer
ican Revolution will leave for Wash
ington about February 15. They are
Mrs. T. J. Devin, Mrs. A. G. Harrow
and Mrs. J. D. Ferree. It is under
stood that these ladles have not for
mulated a choice as to a presidential
candidate, and also that so far as
they know no candidate has been de
cided upon by the Iowa society mem
bers. Mrs. Roebling h&s many friends
among the Ottumwa members
Have Constructed Telephone Lines
and Won't Sell Out.
Washington, Jan. 29.—The farmers
of Washington and Mahaska counties,
who have constructed about 100 miles
of rural telephone lines at a cost of
$6,000 and connect more than 200
farmhouses, have unceremoniously re
jected an offer from the People's Tele
phone company to take over their
lines and connect them with the ex
changes in Keota and other towns.
These farmers now have seven lines
centering in South English and are
given free communication with Web
ster, Keswick, White Pigeon, North
English, Green Valley, Kinross, Nira,
Wellman and Harper, and they pro
pose extending their rural lines on to
Iowa City, Sigourney and What Cheer.
These groups of rural telephone lines
are now quite common in Iowa 'and ef
forts are being made in all parts of
the state to bring them under control
of the organized companies in towns
and cities.
Illinois Woman Gives Birth to Two
Boys and Two Girls.
Nashville, 111, Jan. 29.—Mrs. Alice
Gains, wife of Thomas Gains, living
fourteen miles northwest of this city,
gave birth today to four children, two
boys and two girls. Both the mother
and babies are doing well and are ex
pected to live. Mr. and Mrs. Gains
are both under thirty years of age and
the children are the first born to the
Warsaw, Ind., Woman Suddenly Re
covers Her Lost Faculty,
Warsaw, Ind., Jan. 29.—Mrs. Scott
D. Junkin, of Warsaw, wife of the
clerk of the Kosciusko circuit court,
lost her oice suddenly while attending
a prayer meeting four years ago and
djiring tha't time had been unable to
utter a sound. Her voice, however,
has just as suddenly returned after
she had given up all hope of regaining
Both Legs and One Arm Were Cut
Redwood Falls, Minn., Jan. 29.
Rev. Samuel Andrews, a Presbyterian
minister at Wabasso, was killed by
the cars today. Both legs and his
left arm were severed.
That Rock Island Extension.
Albuquerque, N. M., Jan. 29.—A
member of the firm of railroad grad
ing contractors who has been award
ed the contract for the building of the
roadbed for the southwest extension
of the Rock Island road to El Paso,
Texas, was here last 'last Thursday
making the final arrangements for
shipping the grading outfit to this
city. From here they will start on the
overland trip for the scene of opera
tions, which is only a trifle more than
100 milee distant. The gentleman will
employ about 300 men, and all will
start from here in a short time to be
gin work on the new road*
I V'
Steel Man Endows Institutions to
Extent of $13,640,865.
Makes Good Headway in Getting Rid
of Fortune—Still Has $200/100,000
Left—Educational Institutions and
Libraries Are Principal Beneficiaries
New York, Jan. 29.—Andrew Car
negie, who has said that "To die rich
is to die disgraced," has already done
considerable to save himself that hu
miliation, yet he is still thought to be
worth at least $200,000,000. From an
authentic source a table of Mr. Car
negie's gifts has been prepared and a
summary of it makes the following
Educational Institutions in
America $6,605,000
Carnegie libraries in 69
American cities 5,266,100
Libraries and schools in
Great Britain 1,241,665
Miscellaneous gifts .... .. 428,200
•Total $13,540,965
Library applications under
advisement 1,000,000
During the last three days Mr. Car
negie has given $510,000 to three in
stitutions—$200,000 for a public li
brary at Syracuse, $200,000 for Ober
lin college, and $50,000 for a library at
Lewiston, Me.
The detailed list of Mr. Carnegie's
gifts of libraries to cities of the Unit
ed States follows:
Allegheny, Pa $530,000
Braddock Pa 500,000
Homestead, Pa 500,000
Washington, D. 350,000
Duquesne, Pa 350,000
Carnegie, Pa 230,00$)
Syracuse, N. 200,000
Seattle, Wash 200,000
Louisville, Ky 125,000
Atlanta, Ga 125,000
Lincoln, Neb 75,000
Duluth, Minn 75,000
Johnstown, Pa 60^000
Oil City, Pa 50,500
Steubenville, 0 50,000
East Liverpool, O 50,000
Uniontown, Pa 50,000
Davenport, Iowa 50,000
Houston, Texas 50,000
Sedalia, Mo 50,000
Lewiston, Me 50,000
Sandusky, 0 50!000
McKeesport, Pa 50,000
Dallas, Texas 50,000
Tyrone, Pa 50,000
Connelsville, Pa 50,000
Fort Worth, Tex ..., 50I000
San Diego, Cal 50^000
Oakland, Cal 50 000
Beaver, Pa 50,000
Bearer Falls, Pa 50,000
Greensburg, Pa 50,000
Grove City, Pa 50,000
Cheyenne, Wyoming 50 000
Ottumwa,. Iowa .. 50,000
York, Pa... 50,000
E. Orange, N. 50,000
Dubuque, la 50,000
Aurora, 111
San Antonio, Tex. 50 000
Wilkinsburg, Pa 50)500
Fairfax, Pa 40,000
Covington, Ky 40,000
Grove City, Pa 30,000
Emporia, Kas 30,000
Sioux Falls, la 25 000
Bradford, Pa 25,000
Leavenworth, Kas 25,000
Oakmont, Pa 25,000
Oklahoma City 25,000
Chillicothe, Mo 25,000
Tucson, Ariz 25^000
Jefferson City, Mo 25 000
Newport, Ky 20,000
Tuskegee, Ala 20,000
Blairsville, Pa. 15,000
Knoxville, Pa 15,000
Goshen, Ind 15,000
Alameda, Cal 10,000
Clarion, Pa loiooo
G. Junction, Colo 8,000
Erie, Pa. 7^00
New York City 6,000
Butler, Pa 5,000
Greenwich, Conn 5,000
Pittsburg, Tex 5,000
Havana, 111 5,000
Hazelwood, Pa 4,000
Gardiner, Me 2,500
Seab'rd Air Line 2,000
Gutnrie, Ok 1,000
Total .. .••••• $5,266,100
Gifts to Institutions.
The following is a list of Mr. Car
negie's cash donations to various in
stitutions of learning thruout the
Carnegie Institute and
branches, Pittsburg $3,870,000
Technical school and endow
ment, Pittsburg .... 2,000,000
Cooper Union, New York
City 300,000
Oberlin college, Ohio 200,000
Pennsylvania state College,
Bellefonte, Pa 100,000
Stevens Institute, Hoboken,
N. J. .. .. 50,000
Bellville medical college,
New York City 50,000
Upper Iowa University, Fay
ette, la :s 25,000
Ginter's Mechanics' Institute
Richmond, Va 10,000
Total $6,605,000
/.Gifts for Various Objects.
Following is a list of the notable do
nations made by Mr. Carnegie for pub
lic benefits:
Subscribed to public benefits. .$250,000
Organs for sixty poor churches 75,000
New York botanical gardens. 30,000
Society of Mechanics and
Tradesmen, New York.... 25,000
Memorial funds 20,000
Allegheny (Pa) observatory.. 20,000
Young Men's Hebrew associa
tion, New York 5,000
Women's club, Denison, Tex 1,700
Butler (Pa) hospital 1,500
Total $428,200
Carnegie Libraries Abroad.
In addition to his many libraries in
this country, Mr. Carnegie has estab
lished or aided similar institutions in
England and Scotland at the following
Edinburg, Scot 250,000
Birmingham, Eng 250,000
Dunfermilen, Lib ...... 100,000
Durifenpilen bath 100,000
Dunferibilen Sch 60,000
Aberdeen, Scot 54,000
Ayr. Scot 50,000
Dumfriesj Scot 150,000
4 1
WASHINGTON, Jan.30.—When
Senator Cullom left the White
House yesterday, after a long
chat with the president, he stat
ed very positively thattherewould
be an extra session of congress.
Mr. Cullom declined to say wheth
er the president so stated to him,
but as he is very cautious about
talking of his policies unless he
has good ground for what he says
it can be put down as reasonably
certain that he received an Intl
mation from Mr. McKinlry
Keighley, Eng 50,000
Hawick, Scot 50,000
Dunblane, Scot 50,000
Greenock, Scot 40,000
Stirling, Scot 30,000
Wick, Scot 19,615
Lockerbie, Scot 10,000
Jedburg, Scot 10,000
Skibolest, Scot 10,000
Llthgow, Scot 9,000
Iverness, Scot 8,750
Bonar Bridge, Scot 7,500
Grangem'th, Scot 5,500
Peterhead, Scot 6,000
Banff, Scot 5,000
Bandridge, Ire 5,000
P. Mahamock, Scot 3,000
Falkirk, Scot 2,500
Total $1,241,665
Railways Provide for Reduced Rates
From Chicago Points.
New York, Jan. 30.—The represent
atives of passenger departments of
railroads operating between Chicago
and New York at their conference on
special rates for the Pan-American
Exposition in Buffalo agreed upon a
series of reduced rates which will be
submitted to the Trunk Line asso
ciation and the Central Passenger
committee for ratification.
An experimental half rate fare be
tween New York and Buffalo will be
tried in May, with round trip tickets
at $9 each. A regular round trip rate,
to hold good thruout the entire exposi
tion, was agreed upon as follows:
From New York to Buffalo and re
turn, $17 by the standard lines and
$16 by the differential lines from Chi
cago to Buffalo and return, $21.60 by
the standard lines and $19.20 by the
differential lines:
A fifteen day limit ticket from Chi
sago to Buffalo and return will be
sold at $18 over standard lines and $16
over the differential lines. A special
rate of about one cent a mile from dif
ferent points in Chicago territory was
agreed upon for the three-day popular
coach excursions.
Collect in the Cuts and Effectually
Stop Progress.
Sioux City, Jan. 29.—Trainmen and
passengers on South Dakota trains on
the way to Pierre, the state capital,
report the rare experience off buck
ing great piles of drifts of Russian
thistles. The thistles collect in the
cuts and form an interwoven mass
which stops the train and interferes
sadly with passenger service. Prob
ably the engines would be able to
force their way thru the drifts if it
were not for the fact that the smooth,
tough fiber and oily seeds of the Rus
sian thistle make the rails so slippery
that the wheels of the locomotive go
round in vain, even after a liberal ap
plication of sand has been used. At
times the only way for the train to
get thru is for the crew to go ahead
and clear the track of the bothersome
Stores, 8chools and Homes Closed
During a Tremendous Revival.
Hiawatha, Kan., Jan 30.—The mer
chants, saloonmen, and all in the
staid, poetical, old town of Hiawatha
have gone crazy on the subject of re
ligion. There are thirteen churches
in the city and revivals are being held
in ten of them. Stores are closed on
alternate afternoons that proprietors
and clerks may attend. R. M. Wil
liams, a southerner, came to town two
weeks ago and started a revival. Now
he cannot stop it. Everybody but the
Catholics and Episcopalians are in it.
Crook Who Robbed Quincy Store Says
He Did It.
Quincy, Jan. 30.—George Heisse,
one of the men indicted with several
others, including "Bloomington Red,"
charged with robbing Kespohl & Moh
renstecher's store of several thous
and dollars worth of silk Chistrmas
eve, entered a plea of guilty to the
charge yesterday. Under the law he
will go t6 the penitentiary for g,n inde
terminate period and if he can guar
antee that he will be honestly em
ployed, he will be released at the end
of a year under parole. Bloomington
Red, who is said to be the chief of
the gang, declares that he will never
plead guilty.
'v Burned Burned to Death.
Sioux City, Jan. 29.—The two-monthg
old baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Schlottmann, who live near
Jefferson, S. D., a few miles from
Sioux City, was burned to death while
sleeping in its crib. The father and
mother had gone to the barn to water
a horse. On the |table at the side of
the crib stood a lighted lamp. The cat
was playing with a ball of yarn near
by. It is supposed that the cat pulled
the tablecloth or brushed against the
lamp. The lamp was knocked over on
the sleeping babe. The flames at
tracted the father and mother to the
house. Schlottmann rushed in and
-gathered the burning baby in his
arms and ran with her to a tub of
water where he extinguished the
flames. He was badly burned. The
baby died shortly afterwards. The
house was burned to the ground.
Twenty Horses Burned.
Gothenburg, Neb., Jan. 29.—Twenty
horses' were burned to death in a fire
that did $14,000 damage in the heart
of Gothenburg yesterday. The flre
is the most destructive that has visit
ed the thriving little city since its or
Says Foreigners Are Adopting Our
Will Use Our Own Weapons In the
Race for Trade—For This American
Manufacturers Should
be Fully
Washington, Jan. 29.—The most
important and interesting summary
of what has been achieved by the
United States in the direction of open
ing up and extending our markets
abroad, is printed in a letter from Sec
retary Hay, who laid it before con
gress today accompanying the annual
publication known as the "Commer
cial Relations of the United States
with Foreign Countries."
After calling attention to improve
ment in the consular service and the
practical character of the information
obtained by our consuls, the secretary
Americans Supreme.
"The general conclusion to be
drawn from a survey of conditions in
foreign countries, as described in the
reports herewith printed, is that the
United States is approaching, even
more swiftly that expected, a position
of eminence in the world's markets,
aue to saperior quality and greater
cheapness 111 many lines of its manu
factures, which must w.ork great econ-i
omic changes and may result in shift
ing the center, ont only of the indus
trial, but of the commercial activity
and money power of the world" to our
Indications Are Marked.
Trade indications of American su«
premacy during the past year are so
marked that many foreign industries
according to the reports of our con
suls in Europe, are introducing Amer
ican machinery and labor saving ap
pliances. They are remodeling their
factory methods, and we may expect,
in the near future, more strenous com
petition for which it is important we
should prepare ourselves.
Wants the Books Printed. ii
As an aid to such equipment the
study of the mass of information as
to foreign industries and trade con
ditions which are to be found in two
volumes of commercal relations, will
obviously prove useful to our manu
facturers and exporters, and I there
fore recommend that congress be re
quested to authorize the printing of a'
special edition of 10,000 copies of the
Review of the Worlds Commerce, and
5,000 copies of the "Commercial Rela
A Lively Tilt.
Washington, Jan. 29.—When the
house met today Stephens, of Texas,
arose to a question of privilege in con
nection with the exchange which took
place between himself and Flynn, the
delegate from Oklahoma, just prior to
adjournment yesterday, when the dk
rect lie was almost passed. Stephens
read the language used by Flynn, in
which the latter charged that Steph
ens had surreptitiously inserted in
i-a bill to ratify the agreement with
the Kiowa and Comanche Indians,
which became a law June 6, a clauso
giving the white settlers the right to
take up such of these Indian lands
as contained minerals. Stephens in
dignantly repelled the insinuation to
which Flynn had given utterance.
Flynn Won't Let Up.
Flynn declared in even' more spe«
ciflc language than he used yesterday
when the bill passed that no one on
the floor except Stephens knew that
the section was in the. bill. After
some further bepted and personal coli
loquy between the two gentlemen the
speaker cut short the incident by rul
ing that the matter was getting be
yond the limits of a question of priv
Congressman Hull, of Iowa, called
up the conference report upon the ar
my re-organization bill, and moved
that the bill be sent back to the con
ference, which was adopted. The
house then went into a committee ot
the whole and took up the agricultur
al appropriation bill, which carries
$4,377,220, being an increase of $353,^
750 over the amount under the cur
rent law. rirSi^%}
National Shooting Tournament.
Hot Springs, Ark., Jan 29.—Pro
grams were sent out yesterday for the
Fourth Annual National Shooting
Tournament, to be given under the
management of Capt. H. O. Price, at
Whittington Park in this city, Febru
ary 18 to 23. The shooting will last
six days during the first four of
which target events will. make up the
program. The last two days will be
live bird days. This is a big event
and will attract shooters from all oyer
the country. The purses are large,
and $1,000 is added. The events are
open to the. world. The three tourna
ments preceding this one have been
very successful.
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Good Advice.
The most miserable beings in tha
world are thope suffering from dyspep
sia and liver complaint. More than
seventy-five per ceut of the people in
the United States are afflicted with
these two diseases and their effects
such as sour stomach, sick headache,
habitual costiveness, palpitation of the
heart, heart-burn, waterbrash, gnaw
ing and burning pains at the pit of thei
stomach, yellow skin, coated tongue
and disagreeable taste in the mouth,
coming up of food after eating, low
spirits, etc. Go to your druggist and
get a bottle of August Flower for 75
cents.. Two doses will relieve you.
Try it. Get Green's Prize Almanac,
For sale by W. L. Sargent.
An effort is being made to get
saloon petition passed in Grundy

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