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END OF CATHOLIC PRELATE AF TER MONTHS OF WAITING a ,V^-V PASSES AWAY AT HOMK Coming to Davenport as a Young Man ,.., All His .Ecclesiastical Life Is Spent '-•-. There in the Upbuilding of the Cath 0 olic Church—Funeral Thursday. _as b* $0 I tuvit»S.'^-sG*» Davenport. Dec. 24.—Bishop Henry Cosgrove, of the Catholic diocese if Davenport, died at 7:25 o'clock Satur day night, after a long illness from jancer of the kidneys. He had'bee.n pishop of the Davenport diocese since 1884, when he succeeded Bishop Mc Mullen, and it has prospered greatly mder his administration. BiBhop Cosgrove's death was due to in affection of the left kidney, from which he had suffered for years. He had been unable" to "publicly officiate For over a year, and Very Rev. James Davis was appointed coajutor bishop and will be his successor. The funeral services will be held Thurs day mofning at the Cathedral at 10 o'clock. Many noted.Catholic dignitar iee will be present as well .as all of the priests of the Javenport. and Dubuque dioceses Arohbishop Ireland of St. Paul will Ejreach the funeral sermon and Arch' bishop Kcene of Dubuque will cele brate the pontifical mass. Henry Crosgrove was horn in Wil liamport, Pa., December IP. 1R34. He was the son of John and Brideet Cos grove. His parents were natives of Ireland and came to America four years before he was born, settling in WHliHtnnort, Fa. But little is known of his boyhood Says except =the fact that* his parents were in humVle clreums+anees and the lad who wes afterwardn to become bishop had hut .few of the luxuries of life: AT few years after his birth his fam ily moved to HpllWavsburef. Pa., where thev lived until y^^:.4ffr.age yqune .'Henry was_ 11 when* the faxcily moved to .Dubuoue. Ia., where he received' Ills' early education. During his boyhood davs he pprved 'as an acolvtc under Bishop Matthias Loras in St. Raphael-* cathedral. Du huniie. At that t'tne Bishop Loras the fiTsf bishop of Dubuoue was at the bead of t.h° diocese and under his tutorship Henry Croserove received his catechetical instruction for first holv communion and confirmation. .'When Bishop Cros grove was 15 years of afe he first determined to study for the priesthood and imme diatelv entered th* seminary of Dnbu one. He had for his precentor at that time Very Reverend Joseph Creton who •SP*- ..vicar general of the diocese of Dubuoue which, at that time in cluded which is now the diocese of iClav^n^ort. T'other Creton later b6' came first hinhop of St. Paul. After a course of strdv with Father Creton the you Tier man w°nt, to St. 'Bernards' seminary ft Table Mound pear Dubuoue. Ja„ The seminary at that, time was in charee of Father Trevis who was. Vears l^'^r to become vicar general of the Davennort dio cese when. Father CroEgrove was •made bishop. Completing h's course at St. Ber nards he went to St.. Mary's seminary In Perrv countv. Mo., where he com -nletpd his collegiate work. Immediate ly following he took un a course of theolosrv in the seminary at Caron dolet. Mo. Among the precentors who directed tlie youne: man's fhpolopic.nl studies at that time were Father Hen nessey who afterwards became hishon and later archbishop of the Dubuoue see. and Father Fsehan, who after wards became archbisi op of the arch diocese of Chicago. Ordained Priest in 1857. Immediately after the voung man 'conch: ed his studies at 'he theolosri cal school he returned to Dubuoue and was ordained priest in St. Raphaels cathedral. Aug. 27. 1R57. Bishon Smvthe who was a successor to Bishop Loras. his former bishop oflioiated at the .ordination. the latter havine passed away February 19, 1858. A cherished little incident with Bishop Crnserove in connection with his ordination "was the fact that he was the first priest who was ordained In the new St. Raphaels cathedral nnd the first priest ordained by Bishop Clement Smvthe. The cathedral at. that time was one of the lareeSt Catholic churches west of the Mississippi river and it was the center of Catholicism in the middle west. The cathedral had been built but a short time previous and Dubumie was the see eitv of the di"c%se which at that time included i' portion of Min nesota, Illinois and all of Iowa. Father Cosgrove was but 23 vears of age when he took upon himself his priestly vows and he was at that time one or the youngest priests in the diocese. So well had he prepared himself for his work, however, that when he had been given the sanction 'of the church to take up his priestly duties he was not. only eauipped with a brilliant education but contained all of those moral and religious ideas that years after made him greatly revered and respected. Takes Up Work at Davenport. Bishop Crosgrove took up his resi dence in Davenport and his duties as priest at St. Marguerite's church Sep tember 6, 1857. The circumstances which brought the young priest to Davenport were most peculiar. Eleven days before he had been consecrated into the priesthood by Bishop Smythe of Dubume. The bishop had decided to send the newly consecrated priest to Independence, Iowa, where he, was to be pastor of a church. Father Crosgrove had been notified of his intended pastorate and liad pre aar.'d to eo. In fact he had all his Kv^- «S,'^#lst ,&.^/ 4*' v' -«1U *"vj RIGHT REV HENRY ICOSGROVE B1SR0P OFbTHE DAVENPOJWiESE IS DEAD ION IAN FOUND DEAD IN HIS BED BODY OF CARSON COOPER FOUND LA CLEDE HOTEL IN DES MOINES IN Open Gas Jet is the Cause of the Fatal ity—No Evidences of Suicide and Conclusion is That it Was Wholly an Accident. Des Moines, Dec. 24.—Covered up £Iff in bed and cold In death the body of of the common pleas court today de Carson Cooper, a druggist from Bux ton, was found in the La Clede hotel on East. Fourth street, across from the Northwestern depot at ten o'clock yesterday morning by Marguerite Hol land. the pioprietress of the place. ,An open cock in the single gas jet in the room and the overpowering fumes of gas that flowed from the apartment when the hall door was opened ex plained the cause of death. Coroner Beck, who was called to the scene immediately after the find ing of the body, stated last night that there was no evidence of suicide and that the fatality was plainly the result of an accident. No inquest will be held. The police made a thorough inves tigation of the room and the effects of Cooper but nothing except a few unimportant letters and some small change was found. The remains were taken to Patrick's undertaking rooms. Marguerite Holland refused to talk concerning the accident yesterday af ternoon. -Cooper, it is said, was drunk when he came into the hotel at 3- o'clock yesterday morning. He secured his key at the office and went directly to bed. Nothing further was seen or heard of him until his body was found in the morning by the chambermaid, STARTS WITH $5,000. Editor of Christian Herald Makes Donation to Chinese. Washington, Dec. 24.—L. Klopsch, editor of the Christian Herald, was the first to- subscribe funds for the relief of the starving Chinese in re sponse to the President's message. As sistant Secretary of State Bacon re ceived $5,000 today from Klopsch to be expended in China by the Red Cross. belongings packed and was to leave on that day when Father Trevis. pas tor of St. Marguerites church of Davenport arrived in Dubuque. The father came to ask his bishop's per mission to take an extended trip to France on important business. The matter was urgent, and as there was no one to send to Davenport at that time Father Crosgrove was directed to give up his intended work at In dependence for' a time and come to Davenport. He left Dubuque almost immediately and arrived in this city and took up his work at the date named above. During the first year of his pastorate he was styled assist ant pastes and at the end of that time Father Trevis returned from abroad. The young- priest was retained, how ever, and remained at his duties dur ing the next four years at which time (Continued on page 6.)PMp ililt VOLUME 59 OTTUMWA, WAPELLO COUNTY, IOWA, TUESDAY DECEMBER 25, 1900. .WRONG TRIBUNAL cv INFORMATION IN OHIO PROBATE COURT AGAINST' STANDARD *. OIL CO. IS ILLEGAL Judge Duncan of the Common Pleas Court So Decides—Decision in no Way Affects Indictments Returned Against John D., Rockefeller Findlay, O., Dec. 24.—Judge Duncan cided the information filed in the probate court against the Standard Oil company on the charge of violating the Valentine anti-trust iaw illegal that the case should have been filed in the common pleas court. The decision in no way affects the indictments recently returned in the common pleas court by the grand jury against John-D. Rockefeller and other officials of the Standard Oil company charging them with violating the anti trust laws. It is understood the prose cution will'appeal the case to a higher court. z-.-iifit STEPS IN FRONT OF TRAIN.11 Well. Known Tyrone Woman is In stantly Killed. Albia, Dec. 24.—Mrs. Mahoney, a well known resident of Tyi-one, ten miles west of Albia, stepped in front of a Burlington train at Tyrone and was instantly killed. She did not no tice the train approaching and death was purely accidental. She has for years conducted a store at Tyrone and was well and favorably known by all. EXPLOSIVES ARE FOUND. Large Store on Hand for'Manufacture of Bombs. Riga, Russia, Dec. 24.—-A large store of explosives for the manufacture' of bombs, including a considerable quan tity of pyroxiline and itatonators, has been discovered at the Astna factory which employes many revolutionists. Seven Lettish bandits have been tried by drumhead court martial and shot near Mitau. FARM HOUSE BURNS Farmer Livfrg Near Albia Has Loss By Fire.' ,, Albia Dec. 24.—The farm "house of George McGilroy, known as the old Watson place, three miles southeast of here, burned this morning at 5 o'clock. The property was worth f3,000. MOTION FOR DISCHARGE. Defense Says State Has Failed to Make Case Against Shea. Chicago, Dec. 24.—At the opening of the defense in the Shea trial today, At tprney Cruicd offered a motion that the case be taken from the jury and- the defendants discharged on the ground that the state had not made out a case of conspiracy. The motion is opposed by the state and arguments continued for the greater part of th« da*. Tr- $ TWENTY-FOUR ARE INJURED IN WRECK DES MOINES WOMAN IS IN COL LISION ON THE SOUTHERN PA CIFIC RAILWAY Is Among the Injured—A" Except One Able to Continue the Journey—Three Men Killed in a Collision Near Roch ester, New York. Sacramento. Cal., Dec. '24.—Twenty four persons w.ere injured in a head-on collison on the Southern Pacific at Harney, Nevada, when a special west bound passenger train crashed into a special freisrht that was standing on a track waiting for orders Saturday ev ening. None were seriously hurt, and with one excetpion all were able to continue the journey. Among the pas sengers injured were: Mrs. James B. Kay of Cenestes, III. Mrs. L. A. Getchel of Des Moines Iowa. Mrs. A. F. Cook of Kankakee. 111. W. H. Hutchinson of Rock Island, 111., slight. /'si Bert Higgins of Lima. 111. «$'•*• Three Killed Near Rochester. Rochester. N. Y„ DSc. 24,—A light engine collided with a passenger train on the Buffalo, Rochester and Pitts burg near Eagle early today. Those killed are:' MICHAEL. LYNN. Engineer. 3 HENRY GATH of Warsaw. E. PALMER, fireman. -i, George McNally. an engineer, 'was bRdly injured. Passenger coaches were hurled from the track, but no passengers were injured. North Dakota Wreck. Enderlin, N. D., Dec. 24.—Nine lives wero lost, and thirty-seven persons were seriously injured in a collis'on between a south bound Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sto. Marie pnssenorer train and a switch engine in the rail road yards hero Sundav. Eie-ht of the dead were' killed out right the others succumbed to injur ies after removal to a hospital. Of the injured it is feared six are ao badly hurt they capnot live. Immediately after the collision the wrecked passenger cars caught fire, and it was only by the narrowest mar gin that scores were saved from death In the flames. The Dead. ., .M ANDERSON. A. O- Stirbuck, Minn. BACKUS. CHARLES, Bereren. N. D. BERRESFORD, D. J. Mediqine Hat, Alberta DANTELSON -W. J.. Sheldon. N. D. GLEEN. TONY. Volva, N. D'. ROSENB \TJM. H.. Volva, N. D. SATTERBURG, JOHN, Anamoose, i». D. VOLKERING, H. J., of Anamoose, N. D.. enrnute to visit his mother at Osceola. Wis. ONE UNIDENT^ IED MAN. "DOWN WITH BLUE LAWS." the Bohemian Mass Meeting Cheers Sentiment to the Echo. Chicago, Dec. 24.—"The land of free dom no longer shall be the proud title under which Americans shall :peak NOTHING FOR LEGISLATURE '4hT,V uth' of their native country if obsolete blue laws are to be enforced against the will of the great majority of the emi grants who have made the United States great and prosperous and who have left the countries of their fathers to find a new home under the banner of liberty." Storms of applause greeted the above assertion made yesterday by Charles L. Vopicka before a Bohemian mass meeting at the New American hall. Eighteenth and Albert streets, to protest against the efforts being made by the Sund.av Closing league for the enforcement of the law forbidding the sale of liquor on Sunday. Mr. Vo picka was supported by State Senator Jandus, State Treasurer John F. Smul ski, former Congressman E. T. Noo nan, Alderman Kohout. Congressman Babath and several other speakers, who were unanimous in demanding that the charter convention shall in corporate a provision granting the city council power over all matters affect ing the observance of the Sabbath. WARN STAGE STRUCK GIRLS. Actors Say They Should Do Something More Useful. Chicago, Dec. 24.—Stage struck young girle are to be warned that the glare of the footlights is only good when viewed from the front. Instead of seeking to carry a spear in the front row the Actor's union says that they should turn their ability to something more useful. The "profession" is now so overcrowded, it is said, that it is barely possible to make a living. Warnings of this nature are to be sent out by the newly organized union in an effort to elevate salaries as well as ..the general tone of the stage. EXTRA DIVIDEND PAID. Employes of Bourne Mills Informed of 50 Per Cent Increase. Fall River, Mass., Dec. 24.—In a letter to the employes of t.he Bourne mills of this *city announcing the re gular profit sharing divident Treasur er Chase today informed the opera tives that a ten days' vacation would be given them in the summer of 1907 and tha£ 50 per cent extra diviJend would be paid in connection there with. PAY ROLLS PADDED. Roadmaster and Section Foreman Held For Grand Jury. itaarshalltown. Dec. 24.—(Special).— Jonn B. Hollenhors, division roadmas ter of the Chicago Great Western here, and C. J. Johnson, section foreman at Reinbeclt. were bound over from a jus tice court today, charged with con splraey and obtaining, money under felM pretenses in padding pay rolls. *. 'v ?v* COMMISSIONER CLARK SAYS. AS SEMBLY SHOULD NOT TOUCH THE CAR QUESTION KESijLT WOULD BE BAD Can Only Make a Muddle of a Very Bad Situation—Interstate Commis sion is Handling Situation as Best It Can Under Authority. Washington, Dec. 24.—What can the legislature of Iowa, about to convene, do to help the interstate commerce commission relieve the car shortage. Inasmucn^as state regulation of rail roads promises to be a live subject in the legislature this winter, the above question was nut to Edgar E. Clark, member of the interstate com merce commission. "The Iowa legislature dught not to do anything" came back the answer very promptly. "Neither ought any other legislature. My fear is that any Independent action on the part of the state authorities would only make a worse muddle of a very bad siuation. Even congress can give no help which would be effective in time to relieve the present crisis." Using Moral Suasion. "The only thing to do is to leave the interstate commerce commission to handle the crisis as best it can un der its authority. We can use moral suasion upon the railroads and we are doing that now." "But foir the more distant future I think that steps may well be taken to prevent a recurrence of this situation. The remedy, as I see it, rests primar ily with congress, and not with legisla tures. I have advised congressmen in formal hearings only recently thalt broader legislation may well be enact ed to give .the commission a more comprehensive grasp. I have told them that a law ma" well be made which will give the commission pret ty thorough control of the conditions under which freight cars may be used. Such legislation should provide that the commission may make rules cover ing the distribution by the roalroads of cars to the shippers, and covering the obligations- which the shippers shall be under in using the cars so furnished. The legislation also ought to give the commission power to re gulate demurrage charges! Shippers Also Blamed. "That there are too few cars for the needs of the country cannot be questioned. But that, is not the entire cause of the difficulty. The shippers themselves, the very men who are making the most stir about the car shortage, contribute to no a little. Freciuenly they do not unload the cars speedily, thus making other shippers wait. A- Frank J. Stillman SLANDER SUIT BROUGHT. Creston Woman Asks For $10,000 From A. R. Jamison. Creston, Dec. 24.—As a solace and balm to her outraged feelings, Mrs Eva Rodocker has brought suit for $10,000 damages from A. R. Jamison for alleged defamation of character. The case was filed Saturday, and will be tried at the January term of the Union county district. The parties to the case reside side by side in the best residence portion of the city, and the plaintiff sets out as cause for her action the allegation that the defendant had stated to Mayor Sullivan, City Marshal Hicks and E. J. Lichty that th? plaintiff and her family "were running a regular- house of prostitution, just about as low and nasty hole as there is In the city." The plaintiff 'Is a widow. EDITORS WAN* MORE PAY. Subscription Rates of Illinois Country Papers Increased. Bloomington, Dec. 24.—Country papers all over Illinois are advancing their subschiption rates. Nearly all the publications that have been sold for a dollar per annum are now ask ing from 25 cents to 50 cents more. The publishers say that the high price of paper and materials of all kinds and the greatly increased cost of pro duction in every department make an advance in the subscription rates Im perative. At $1 they claim that too great a proportion of the expense is thrown upon the advertisers.... K' SEISMOGRAPH SHOWS QUAKE. Instrument at California University Indicates Disturbance at Distance. Berkeley, Cal., Dec. 24.—The seis mograph at the observatory of Cali fornia recorded earthquake waves yes terday at 9 hours and 26 minutes and 35 seconds Pacific time, which indicate a severe earthquake has occured at a distant point. The average period of waves was 15 seconds. WESTERN LINES NOT INCLUDED. Firemen's Strike Affects Southern Pa cific East of El Paso. Oakland, Cal., Dec. 24.—The Pacific system of the Southern Pacific com pany, comprising lines west of El Paso and Ogden and south of Portland, have not been affected by the locomotive firemen's strike ultimatum. The order applies to the Atlantic system which operates the Southern Pacific lines east of EI Paso. lJfiS! i" Vi'r""iriniiiirr'irii iiirnnirfri iniirti-tmnriTfiirwIrt "&•, «. I I !iV« «:.tvv,'«m r'V -v\y, CHANCE IS SLIM FOR LEGISLATION LEGISLATIVE INSURANCE COM MISSION FAILS TO REACH AN AGREEMENT 5 Figures Compiled to be Given to the Legislature in Connection With the Consideration of Family Abandon ment Bill. »"i Des Moines. Dec. 24.—The failure of the legislative insurance commission ers to agree is believed to have re duced t.he change for insurance legis lation this winter to the minimum. While a majority of the commission opposes any legislation restrictive of the issuance of deferred dividend poli cies in Iowa, the minority comes for ward to indict the system and to re commend laws for the extinction of this class of policies. There also is disagreement as to the extent of the permission to be given companies to extract funds from the surplus or undivided dividends for ex penses. The minority of the .commis sion favors a law which will limit the companies to the expense loading which they themselves estimate and which may varv from twenty to forty per cent, of the premium collected, but the majority would not, make this restriction because of the fact that in vigorous competition it cometlmes becomes necessary to incur extraor dinary expenses! Differ on Deferred Dividends, ft® This subject is closely akin to that of deferred dividends, also., If the divi dends are apportioned each year to the policy holders and the amount due to each is credited to his policy, this mak ing it a definite liability on the part of the-company to the Individual po licy holder, then the la.w' should con tain a correlated provision that the expenses shall not infringe on this Lawyers differ as to the enactment of a uniform fire insurance policy and its effefct on matters of business, as well as upon the present code respect ing fire insurance. Auditor Carroll believes that the enactment of a standard form of policy would not make it. the sole criterion of the contract, but that the repre sentations of agents to the insured would still be competent evidence to modify the policies as appearing iri the code' nf rVib siVnfri code' of the state. Lawyers have stated that the enact ment of the uniform policy law means the repeal of section 11 o0 of the code which provides that insurance agents' are agents of the companies they re present and not of the lnsqred. Abandonment of Families. Miss Clare Lunbeck, one of the state agents in charge of the finding of homes for children taken from the state institutions, has prepared an ad dress which will be used to good ad vantage in the campaign to secure legislation to punish family desertion, from the assembly this winter. She passes over the mere wife de sertion evil and says uiat the children are the ones who deserve considera tion of the world and that fathers who abandon their children for the com munity to take care of should be ade quately punished. Wife desertion Is a crime which should be met promptly and effectively .but the protection of children is more important than the protection of the wives. In part Miss Lunbeck says: "As a steadily increasing number of children enter the Soldiers' Orphan's home at Davenport whose parents are both living, and separated, I decided to examine the records of that insti tution for the last three months prior to the preparation of this paper, of from August. 1 to November 1 of this year. I found that fifty-two children were admitted during that time. Four of these were soldiers' children and supported by the state the other forty eight were supported by the counties from which they came. Of the entire number there was one full orphan, twelve half orphans and thirty-nine little ones whose parents are both liv ing and are separated. Some came in groups of from two to four from one family the whole fifty-two represent ing thirty-one families. The papers which accompanied the children show ed that of the thirty-nine whose par ents are both living, thirteen children representing six families had been de serted by the father, leaving the moth er without, means of support for her self and them. The other twenty seven. representing seventeen families, did not specify desertion, although the records of children of three different couples stated that the mother secured divorce on the ground of drunkenness and non-support. Three children of two other families were sent by the juvenile court because in each case both parents were inebriate and failed to provide for them. One-half orphan was deserted by his father, making seventeen children out of forty whom we know to be abandbned by parents, and there may have been a good jraany more. Expense of the State. "Let us see what the expense Is likely to be to the state for these forty children, whose parents are both liv ing, and who have been admitted to a single institution in the short space of three months. The support fund at the institution is ?144 a year per capita. The average length of time the chil dren remain in the home is three and one-half years. Figuring on this basis we find that these children will in all probability cost the state in cash sup port the sum of $20,160. And please remember this startling fact, that these forty children, whose parents have abandoned them, or at least are failing to support them, are this class of admission for three months only to one institution, caring for juvenile de pendents.'Leon Brown. •t-'5fva?n^W' ^SWs,? :^^-'WU Paris, press sur plus so set aside for the policy hold ers, in the judgment of the minority of the commission.. In view of the very radical differ ence of opinion aipong the members of the commission the opinion seems to prevail that its work is likelv to ap peal to the legislature as non-futile. fp^ss^pnsp'-' ifV'ift ?K s'is *i 1 NUMBER 5& POPE WILL REJECT LAW AT OPPORTUNE TIME WILL FOR^ BID PRIESTS CONTINUING SERVICES IN CHURCHES.,, /V i! »-i- y*,J£ LEO KNEW THE FRENCH! «g*' No One Understood the Country Betted Than the Former Pope, Says Arch bishop Ireland in His Sunday Dls*j course on the Subject. S.nfj fifiSi iff.:'-.! & Dec. 24.—The associated lenrns from a high ecclesias- tical source here th*t it }s certain th® pope will reject the new religious law and at an opportune time widd forbid the Paris priests to continue services, in churches, ntter which they will or*[ ganlze for private worship. Leo XIII Understood France. St.- Paul, Minn., Dec. 24.—Plncingj the burrlen of responsibility for the' present, religious crisis in France on! the shoulders of the monarchial party,* Archbishop Ireland in his sermon at1, the cathedral yesterday said that all! French Catholics should seek the wel«i fare of the church within the ranks ott loyal adherents of the republic. "No one understood France better! than .Leo XIII," said Archbishop Ire-j land. "He bade all Catholics seek' the welfare of country and of church within' the ranks of loyal adherents of the republic. Had Leo been listen« ed to. France in all probability would!. have escaped the religious persecution: of the present day. Monarchial Ideas and plottings have done dreadful in»l jury to the church in France. Church Leaders Behind Times. "French Catholics have been unfor* tunate in many of their leaders and! spokesmen. These remain demeanora of the past., partisans of buried polit ical regimes. If the masses of the people have learned any one thing, lttj is this—that France is a republic, that they are republicans. "But the monarchists are numerous, xhi^fij. the old nobility, the most gen-, 'eroM^ patrons oif religion, and tso many of the clergy who still react their politics in Bossuet. and Massiilon. who judge the republican form of government by the Jacobin republic of contemporary France. "Here is the weakness of the Cath olics of France—the infidel, the soc ialist, who solicits votes, cries out, "The republic is in peril no republi can must cast his vote for a monarch ist, even if that monarchist be other wise the best and purest of men,' and the masses vote for the infidel or the socialist in order that, the republio may survivle, trusting to the republic* to do in the long run what Is most} serviceable for France and even toif religion itself. How Infidel is Elected. The evil goes farther. There Is an infidel or socialist candidate and opposed to him a republican, moderate conservative,'who clings to a peace ful, even religious, France. But he is a republican monarchists, gener erally well known Catholics, put up at candidate of their own. The king must ivit be forgotten If no kings live, scores of them have lived, and fidel ity to them is the duty of the hour. What happened? The moderate repub lican is defeated, the Infidel or social ist Is elected. That Is what Is nessed in numerous Instances on ev ery election day. Parties to the Conflict. "The conflict raging at the present time between the church and the state in France awakens universal and pro found interest. It could not be other wise, were it only for fhe personal ities of the contestants—on the one side the Catholic church, which fot ages has swayed the moral and relig ious life of the tens of millions oft mankind and demands. aB in heaven's name, the right to continue its work through the coming ages on the other* the ,'grande nation,' which since the1 days of Clovis and Charlemagne haa reveled in the title of eldest daug' of that church and has held so longfri amid peoples the most conspicuous place in the vanguard of religion and of civilization." STOCK MARKET DEMORALIZED. Break in Prices and an Uneasiness Caused by failure. New York, Dec. 24.—The stock mar ket looked demoralized when the trad ing began today. Saturday's break in pric3S and uneasiness caused by the failure of the stock exchange house brought on heavy selling orders. Buy ing orders were meagre. Prices de clined from a large fraction to 4%j points, the latter in Great Northern. DRINKS ACID BY MISTAKE. .1 Wealthy Farmer Dies As a Result of^-: an Error. Albia, Dec. 24.—John Willkey, a- wealthy farmer living fifteen miles west of here near Melrose, drank car* bolic acid by mistake Friday afternoon. He died early Saturday morning. He was* taking medicine and got hold o£ the wrong bottle and drank the car*, bolic acid with fatal results.