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THE COLONEL'S WIFE
BY WARREN EDWARD. /fermne cr m^rc cocr&ov7zz> jbsg dr *2zzz2rr<f&zzrs Chapter XXV.—Continued. He even wrote her a line beseeching her to visit him once more; but no answer came. There was a cnange—the inmates of the hospitals who were fit to leave were transferred to prison, where their prospects grew darker. The winter wore away and spring came. John learned that his comrades had reached Savannah and weie heading In a northerly direction, while Grant’s chances of capturing the Confederate capital and ending the war were con sidered good. Dreary days passed. John’s greatest distress was of the mind, for he could not learn what had become of Mollie, and his fancy some times pictured her in sickness. He met with daring spirits and an escape was planned. In the light of subsequent events it would doubtless have been wiser for them to have re mained where they were, since the day of liberation was not far away, but hot heads carried the day, and the es cape was made. The pursuit was not very hot, for Just at this time provisions had grown scarce, and with coming events cast ing their shadows before, the people of Georgia were not in a condition to spend much energy recapturing those who would only be a burden on their hands. One day when they were hiding by a negro in a hay loft, and when the shades of night fell they sought the railroad, a daring plan having entered their heads. At a siding they found a train of freight cars waiting the order to go ahead. Transportation was almost dead in the South at this time—there was lit tle to carry and poor facilities for handling it. Suddenly leaping upon the engine. Colonel John and a companion took possession of it. The third man detached the locomo tive from the rest of the train, and then ran ahead to turn the switch. In another minute they were upon the main track and gathering head way. while a number of men shouted all manner of threats in their rear. Around curves and past hamlets •where lights gleamed from cabin win- dows. the runaway engine sped, rock ing wildly under the impetus. Bold men in the start, they had now grown reckless of consequence. It was in the air—it thrilled their nerves, just as men usually get the battle fever and are ready to lead a forlorn hope Into the Jaws of death. Just when they were congratulating themselves on the progress made, in rounding a curve and dashing into a cut their ears were saluted by a shrill whistle, while at the same time they saw the flash of a headlight down the track. A collision was inevitable, for on a single track two engines have never yet succeeded in passing, and ap proaching at full speed was the (outh-bound train. CHAPTER XXVII. Gentle.White-Winged Peace. The engineer put his hand to the whistle valve and let out a shriek of warning, while at the same time he closed the throttle, reversed the lever, and made every possible effort to stop. "Jump, boys!” he called, as the flash from the head-light beyond showed that a collision was bound to occur. They went out of the cab in a hurry. Ten seconds later there was a great crash, and the wreck occurred. Only two of the Federals emerged from the cut, the third having been stunned by his fall. Tiose two were Colonel John and the engineer. Knowing the locality was unhealthy for men of their calling, they made haste to leave it, always heading to ward the North. Passage over the mountains* was dif ficult, and they aimed to again strike the railroad some distance beyond the wreck. About midnight they succeeded in doing this, but every little while had to hide as the news had been sent along the wires. Several times they had narrow es capes, and as the night drew an end it was determined to hide. Hungry and foot-sore the fugitives crept into a haystack, but even here their rest was disturbed, for a posse of soldiers arrived with a wagon and i began to load the hay upon it for transportation. In the gray of early morn our two •dventurers crept from the farther end, keeping close to a rail fence, and thus escaped what had threatened to be immediate capture. Unable to reach the woods, because of the prese«>ra of more soldiers In that quarter, as a last desperate re sort they entered the house by means of an open cellar window. After all, this turned out a good move, for they discovered the larder of the planter’s home, and with the charming assurance for which escap ing Yankees were noted, proceeded to help themselves. In the midst of their repast who should walk in upon them but an old aunty, who happily was so utterly paralyzed at sight of the intruders ar.d the inreud they had made upon her supplies, intended for the Confederate officers, that she was unable to make a sound for a full minute, and by the end of that time they had explained who they were. "Laws, Kurnel John, don’t youse knows old Aunty Chloe? I done thought youse dead an’ gone afore now.” was the exclamation that al most took the colonel’s breath away. He led the grinning negress closer to the window, and recognized one who had catered to his wants while ut Lyndhurst. The discovery thrilled him. “Tell me is Miss Mollie alive and well?” he asked. “She am dat,” was the prompt reply. "Where is she?” "Not berry far away, I reckons.” "In this house?” "Yep. marse kurnel.” He was amazed at the hand of fate that had directed him here, and de lighted it may be set down as positive, though the mystery of her sudden disappearance from the hospital caused him some uneasiness. “I must see her. Aunty, can you keep our secret?” "Don’t know 'bout dat ar—dey may call for de wittles you uns got away wif. I kin try mighty hard. Dar am come thievin’ coons round dis ar place. An't like Atlanta. I'm tellin’ youse." "Where is she here? When did she come? Has she been sick?” "Gory, ask ’em slow like. We have been hyar quite a spell. Miss Mollie she sick when we arrive, but butter now. Speck she work too hard in dem horsepltals. pore chile. Dar sumpln on her mind. I reckon, too.” "Tell her I am here —that I must see her.” “Well, honey, dat kin be arranged. You wait, an’ don’ youse get away wid any more ob de provisions or dar may come trubble.” Then she was gone. Time passed. The engineer, worn out, slept, but John kept vigil alone. He anticipated coming happiness, and each minute seemed Interminable. At last Aunt Chloe came down the cellar stairs, her ebony face beaming, a strange messenger of Cupid, a mock ery of Mercury. “She say come.” “What kept you so long? Hours have passed.” “Gorry, de sojers dey stay, and missy afeared you be seen. She mighty keerful 'bout one of Marse Linkun’s boys now. Time was w’en she desplre de hull lot, bag an' baggage.” which last muttered remark was music in his ears, of course. John did not present a very elegant appearance—indeed, he was much like a tramp, but had made himself as presentable as possible with the Uni ted accommodations. Chloe led him to a room and left him to finish his toilet. In ten minutes John came out, feel ing fresh, and eager to discover the girl whose fate had so strangely been linked with his. He stood in the doorway looking at her. She was white and thin, but had nevef looked so lovely in his eyes. Their glances met —she smiled and hold out her hand. In a moment he was at her side, on one knee, and had seized that hand, borne It to his bearded lips and kissed it passionately, nor did Mollie offer the slightest objection. "You have been ill, my darling— I feared it when you failed to come back. Then In the hands of the enemy I was sent to a prison, made my es cape, and the same strange fate that had linked our lives directed me here. But you are in mourning—who is dead —your father?" “No, no. I feli in a faint—they brought me here, and for weeks I la)' hovering between life and death. When I grew stronger they told me you had died. I even saw the item in the paper," she replied, with a slight blush that caused John to grow even bolder —only one of his hands held hers now, the other having stolen around her waist. “You mourned —for me! Oh! Mollie, my wife through the fortune of war. why should we longer resist this decree of fate? Heaven Intended us for each other. I have learned to !ove you dearly—will you deny that I am of more Importance in your eyfls tha* other mew?" "It would be folly, John!” closing I her eyes. And this time he was not | content to press a kiss upon her han 1 with those ruby lips so near. "It is strange that we should meet again on this day. of all others. You have not heard the news, John. It was Inevitable, and although it almost oreaks my heart when I think of my suffering country, I um glad it is over.” "Richmond has fallen, then?” ho asked, quickly. “Yes. The news was brought by my father, who has gone to his room pros trated. ’’ “Thank God that this terrible war will soon be over —that brothers North and South can again clasp hands and allow the wounds to heal.” “Amen!" she sobbed, from the shel ter of his arms, for John had taken the full liberty of a husband to em brace the dainty little woman given into his keeping by fortune's favor. John went no farther In search of the Federal lines. Squire Granger was stricken down as a result of worry, and for a time lay helpless. In this emergency John proved a Godspeed, and won the old man’s heart, even as he had already captured his daugh ter’s. In their long chats Mollie and her husband had a full understanding. He produced the papers taken from the burning house, and which he had car ried on his person all through his ad ventures. These documeats. so precious to him, related to his inheritance. Be sides, there were certain facts con cerning his leaving home under a cloud, and with these papers he was aide to clear his name in full. No wonder, then, he risked his life in order to save them. As for his cousin, should the papers have been de stroyed. there was a chance of his gaining tjie property, which accounted for his interest. Then came the news of Lee’s sur render, and last of all Johnston yield ed up his army to Sherman. The war was over. All tl.e sorely stricken South breathed easy—they had fought long and bravely for their cause, and yielded only when further warfare would have been madness —inhuman. John was at the head of his regi ment as It marched through Washing ton; but he laid down his sword and returned to Georgia to identify him self as a lawyer with his natiu city, Atlanta. The war brought misery to many, but to Colonel John It gave a loving wife, and to-day the Gate City honors him as one of her leading sons. (The End.) TOO MUCH LOVE FOR HIM. Couldn’t Spare Him Thirty Hour* a Day. So She Decided to Pass Him Along. "Herbert." sighs the fair young thing, while an expression of Ineffable wiitfulness glimmers into the azure depths of hrr lambent eyes. "Herbert, I have thought long and earnestly over It, and I have decided that I cannot— nust not—marry you." “What!" gasps Herbert, pressing his right hand to his throbbing brow, be hind which his brain Is reeling anil ’aroming from side to side of his cranium in a mad effort to get hold of the inner truth of the word* of the angelic girl, nnd with ills left hand dammed violently against the region if his heart, which organ Is even now cracking in a premonitory manner, in dicating that If it doesn’t get relief in stanter It will simply break and be through with sorrow and surprise and •everal other sadnesses. "What,” gasps Herbert. “Can I believe my senses? You. whom I have fondly adored; you. who have assured me by the light of the moon_und the glow of the stars that you loved me as never woman loved man before in all time! You. who —” “Yes, I. Herbert.” replies Angelica, sighing a sigh in which all the heart weariness and soul gloom of her hith erto happy young life are compressed. “Yes. I.” “And why? In Heaven’s name. girl. Why ” "Because I love you so much. Her bert. I realize that at the present you have to work ten hours a day six days in the week to earn s2o—and I know that I can't live on less than S6O a week, and I don’t see how you are go ing to work 30 hours a day and be ground home at all. so I Just simply decided that It is a hopeles aspiration and a shattered dream." WASHINGTON SOCIETY. Its Principal Charm Is Its Truly Cosmopolitan Character, Says This Authority. Washington ts a peculiar city. It has a distinct physiognomy of its own. It is unlike any other town In the union, and is continually in the eye of the public. The peculiarities of the ad ministration may be criticised, not withstandng it is dear to all of us, says the Metropolitan Magazine. F’ennsyl vania avenue, by sheer force of its many historical associations, keeps alive in us an appreciation of the capi tol. The principal charm of it is perhaps its truly cosmopolitan character. Of course New York lays claim to the same distinction. But cosmopolitanism in New York is of a different kind. The term would only apply to its mid dle class and its large laboring contin gency. Society is rather exclusive In that respect. Only a few titled foreign ers, with the best of introductions, can hope to gain admittance. In Washing ton. on the other hand, society Itself is cosmopolitan. The members of the foreign embassies, the army and navy officers, the representatives of the house, and the members of the senate, all nomads by Inclination as well as by profession, make it so. Washington is the only city In the world where one may have the keen-witted daughter of a Russian diplomat, the wife of a Chi nese minister In her quaint, flower starred costume, and the ambassadress of some South American republic, at the same table. Girl’s Invention. A 15-year-old girl, of Brussels, han Invented a portable turn-table for re versing the direction of motor car*. The apparatus *' fixed on the chaaala, which ' o a driving-wheel at each ead and is worked by an «%\jctric motor, it has been patented KINGSTON, JAMAICA, IS LAID WASTE Earthquake and Fire Cause Widespread Destruction in the BcautUul West Indian City and Contiguous Territory. Late Diepetches svy Number of Dead May Reach i,ooo and that 10,000 Persons are Homeless in the Island The Property Damage in Kingston Alone is Estimated at siu.ooo,ooo—Movements to Send Aid to Sufferers Have Begun in London and New York. Kingston, Jamaica, Jan. 17.—Kings ton was overwhelmed by an earth quake at 3:30 on Monday afternoon. All the houses within a radius of ten milfls were injur.-d and almost every house in the city was destroy ed. Fire broke out after the earth quake, and completed work of destruction. The business section of Kingston Is a heap of smoldering ashes. The killed number about 100 and thousands were injured. The STREET SCENE IN KINGSTON, JAMAICA. East Btreet, Looking Toward the Water Front. This Section Was Completely Devastated by the Earthquake and Fire. churches, public offices and hotels are all gone, but then- were no fa talities at the Constant Springs ho tel. Among the killed were Sir James Ferguson and prominent mer chants and professional men. St. Thomas, D. W. I . Jan. 17. —Re ports received here from Jamaica say it is estimated that l.Ooa persons have been killed by the earthquake nnd fire and that 90,000 persons are homeless, j The damage to Kingston alone is plac ed at fully $10,000,000. Advices received from Jamaica de claro that all people have been warn ed to keep away from Kingston. The Btcnch Is described as awful. Money Is useless. The banks have been burned, but the vaults are supposed to be safe. The misery on all sides Is indescribable. Rich and poor alike are homeless. Provisions of nil kinds are urgently needed. It Is Impossible to say where anybody can be found. Sir James Ferguson, vice-counsel of the Royal Mail Steamship company is among the killed. The dead are bo- MYRTLE BANK HOTEL. One of the Principal Buildings at Kingston, Jamaica, Completely De stroyed by the Earthquake and Ensuing Fire. ing buried under smouldering ruins. The mercantile community sutfered most severely, warehouses falling on them. Many professional men are dead or Injured. The negroes are looting. Gastly scenes are being wit nessed. All the simps have been de stroyed and all the buildings In and around Kingston are in ruins. Very few of them are safe to live in. New York. Jan 17.—Definite ad vices as to the extent of the catas trophe at Kingston. Jamaica, were still lacking early Thursday. Con flicting reports received indicated that the d«iath list might be anywhere from 100 to 1,000. One dispatch re- Railroad Blockade Broken. Helena, Mont.. Jan. 17. —The block ade of the main line of the Great Northern has been broken. Several stalled paflflgnger trains in North eastern Montana ana North Dakota have been started west. The track from St. Paul to Spokane is clear for the first tlm* in a week. It Is Intensely cold ut Havre, 42 below be ing registered there Wednesday. Re ports of heavy losses of cattle and sheep are being received here from all parts of the state. Famine Worse Than Reported. Washington, Jan. 17.—The American National Red Cross Wednesday gave out a statement that Dr. Lewis Klo pech, editor of the Christian Herald of New York has received cable news from Mr. Ellis, who. at the request of the Christian Herald, made a trip In to the famine district of China, that he finds famine conditions worse than reported. He states that $3,000,000 must be sent within five months and that $50,000 cabled now will be of great help in preventing death for a month. ported that 310 bodies bad already been recovered and buried. From the meager advices that have come through It is indicated that there is no immediate fear of u food famine, as fruit is plentiful and other Jamaican towns can send aid. Doc tors and medical supplies are, how ever, urgently needed. Dispatches from London Thursday say thnt up till noon no further ad vices had been received at the Colo- nial offices, and that this was caus ing grave anxiety there. The only official news received was the tele gram from Gov. Swettenham. sent Monday and made public Wednesday, j Urgent messages have been sent by I the British government to Kingston calling for all details of the disaster. i New York, Jan. 17.—The shores of 1 the harbor of Kingston are sinking. 1 and there is terror lest the city slip ; into the sea, according to a private I dispatch received by a large mercan tile house here Thursday from Fort Au I’rince, Hayti. The bed of the harbor is said to be binklng, and the water in many places is now 100 feet deep. Every wharf not destroyed by fire is said to have sunk into the sea or to have bean rendered worthless j London, Jan. 18. Some graphic details of the Kingston disaster are given in one of the latest dispatches I received here, dated from Holland r Bay, January 15. According to this | report the whole city of Kingston seemed to shrivel up, buildings crashed together and fell in a crushed inass, under the first shock. Tho business streets at the time were well filled with tourists, and. accord ing to this correspondent no doubt many of them were caught In the falling brick work and buried In the debris. Fire broke out immediately after the crash at three separate points. The fire department station was wrecked, rendering resistance to tho flames impossible. The con flagration continued unchecked until Tuesday morning by which time the whole business quarter of Kingston had been wiped out. the damaged area comprising about a square mile. All Covered With Ice. Arkansas City, Kan., Jan. 17. ' Southern Kansas and northern Okla homa were covered with Ice Wednes- ; day. Rain fell Tuesday night and the temperature dropped below the freezing point. Mayor Dunne’s Platfrom. Chicago, Jan., 17. Mayor Dunne Wednesday night announced his can didacy for the democratic mayorality nomination on a platform of opposi tion to the proposed settlement im mediately of the street car question. An order was issued in the United States district court at Omaha giving the owners of the Margrave ranch In western Nebraska five days in which to remove fences on government land. The marshal was ordered to destroy the fences after that time. The late Congressman Robert Ad ams, of Philadelphia, who lum mltted suicide in Washington last year, has been declared a defaulter to the amount of $70,000 by a court in that city. the large warehouse in the lower part of the city were consumed and not a single house anywhere remained undamaged, the majority being unfit for habitation. When the dispatch was filed the bodies of many persons who had been staying ut the Myrtle Bank hotel were still beneath tho wreckage. A conservative estimate of the casu alties made by the police of Kingston place the number of killed at 1,20.1, judging from the number of bodies ulready discovered in the few build ings which have been examined. This estimate, the correspondent adds. Is likely t> be largely increased when C, thorough search Is made of the wrecked buildings. London, Jan. 18. —It Is now known that tho death list from the Kingston earthquake certainly will exceed 500 persons and may even reach 1,000 and that large numbers have been incapac itated by their Injuries. The city Is a heap of ruins. Should the reports of the subsidence of Kingston harbor be confirmed a new peril will be added, and further dispatches on tills subject are await ed with the greatest anxiety. According to information received Thursday the Kingston horror Is grow ing. Communication with the Island is partially restored, and every mes sage that comes brings fresh details of the appalling catastrophe. The number of dead is placed var iously at from 500 to 1,200 and tho number of injured runs into the thous ands. Ten thousand people are said to be homeless. The danger of famine has increased and witli ft stands tho spectre of pestilence. There Is urgent need of supplies of all kinds and en ergetic efforts are being mude In tills country and in England to send aid. Tho business section of tho city has been wiped out and the estimates of the damage range from $10,000,000 to $25,000,000. Among the dead and injured are a number of prominent English per sons and almost every dispatch adds a new name to the list. Eight Ameri cans are recorded as missing and it is said that many tourists undoubted ly were crushed by falling walls in the shipping district. The American bat tleships Missouri and Indiana have reached the scene and American offi cers and Bailors are standing by to render assistance in their iiower, A Map Showing Location of City Wrecked by Earthquake. new horror is added to the situation by reports that the city seems to bn slowly sinking Into the sea. The con tour of the bottom of the harbor ban materially changed and two light houses at the harbor entrance are said to have disappeared. The Bhlps in the harbor are crowd ed with injured people, and the death list is being increased daily. Corpses lie in the streets or are lining thrown Into trenches. The full extent of the appalling calamity that has visited the capital of Jamaica has not yet been recorded to the outside world, and It Is doubt ful If even the people of Kingston themselves are yet aware of the full extent of the disaster that over whelmed them lust Monday afternoon. That there Is a general state of un rest in the earth, of which the Jamaica manifestation was only one In stance. is the belief of profes sor Pelar, the famous seismologist and astronomer at the Lnlbach ob servatory. Ills instruments registered the Jamaican disturbances, but gives other proofs of terrestlal phenomena in the shape of "hocks elsewhere, hail storms and rock fails. Relics For Kingston Sufferers. Washington, Jan.. 18. An Emer gency 1)111 for the relief or the suffer ers on the island of Jamaica was pas sed by the house Thursday. The bill is as follows: That the president of the United States is authorized to use and distribute among the sufferers and destitute people of the island, such provisions, clothing, medicines and other necessary articles belonging to the sustenance and other stores of the naval establishment as may be necessary for the purpose of se curing the people who are in peril and threatened with starvation on tne said Island in consequence of the re cent earthquake and attending con flagration Dynamite Explosion at Seneca, Kan. Topeka, Kan., Jan. 17.—Julius Lu theld and his son were blown to a'oms, and a nephew of Lutheld ter ribly injured In a dynami c explosion near Seneca, Kan.. Wednesday nicht. Lutheld had te n using dynamite while straightening a creek on his farm. It hid frozen and he had pi iced It rea - the s ove In his house to thaw out. The nephew, although terribly torn, crawled to a neighbor ing farm house, nearly half a mile distant to secure assistance. He can not reco. er. Killed His Wife and Daughter. Columbus, 0., Jan. 17. —Alec Bal lane-*, a Hv.n arl n miner Thursday killed his wife and daughter Pearl, aged 10 years and then committed suicide at Barton in Belmont county. The family had been quarreling “• or the receipt by the husband of pome several thousands of dollars from an estate in Hungary, the woman de manding that she be given some of the monc- In her nnme. Ballanec killed the woman with a butcherknire aaJ himself. NIAGARA STORM HURGICANt SWEEPS LAKE ERIE AND VICINITY. LAI E STEAMERS AGROUND Two Lives Reported Lost—Two Mil lion Dollars Damage to Property—• Niagara River Gorged and Over flow* Its Banks. Buffalo, N. Y—During the last twen ty-four hours since Saturday this city has been swept by the most destructive windstorm of a decade. To-night (Sat urday the Niagura frontier lies a scene of wreckage and destruction In the wake of the storm. Two lives reported lost so far apil a property damage that will aggregate $2,000,0(10 when the accounting in made, is the toll of the storm, l.ake Erie, with its level higher than has been known for twenty years, has gorged the Niagarn river to overflow ing, and thousands of dollars’ worth of property has been carried down the stream. Miles of docks at the great lumber market at North Towanda have been destroyed, and millions of feet of lum ber have been cairlud out Into the river. The damage to shipping in Buffalo harbor alone is $1,500,000. Five Great Lake steamers aground tell that part, of the story. Thirteen others making brave attempts to ride out the storm may add to it. Niagara Falls power was cut oft when the cable snapped, and the city is in partial darkness to-night. Damage to homes ami buildings Is widespread. The terrific gale blew ninety miles an hour at times, and bus swept this city for eighteen hours. The endangered vessels are the Hurlburt W. Smith, W. Nottingham, J. Q. Riddle, Monroe C. Smith and A. G. Brower. For hours the gale swept the water front, tearing everything that stood in itH path. Docks and wharves were wrecked and carried away; craft, broken from their moorings, smashed against bridges, doing serious damage. No casualties have been reported. Lake Erie rose three feet in as many minutes. The Inner breakwater walls have been pounded until portions of them have been broken away. Rail road tracks along the water front are being held down with strings of freight cars. Railroad service has been badly dis arranged. The gale brought with it a blinding snowstorm. GOVERNOR’S PRIZES. Offered to Two Graduates in Each of Six Schools. Denver. —Governor Buchtel on the 18th Inst, transmitted the following letter to President Baker of the Uni versity of Colorado: •’President James H. Baker, LL.U., Boulder, Colorado. "My dear President Baker:—l de sire to offer two prizes to the class o." 1907 in the college of liberal arts of the University of Colorado, to lie known as the governor's prize for general scholarship, character, and school loy alty. Each prize will lie $25 in cash. Butwee'n May Ist and 10th in 1907, the faculty of the college of liberal arts shall make choice of two students, to be graduated In 1907. whom they consider to be worthy to receive these prizes. The prizes are to be publicly presented at the regular commencement exer cises in 1907. Similar prizes will be given to the classes of 1907 In six other Colorado Institutions, viz.: Uni versity of Denver, the State School of Mines, State Agricultural College. Col orado College, the Sacred Heart Col lege and the State Normal School. “I shall ofTer similar prizes to the classes of 1908 in the same Institutions. "Very sincerely, with greetings to all members of your liberal arts fac ulty. "HENRY A. BUCHTEL, Governor Letters similar to the above have been sent to the following: Dean Howe of Denver university: President Slocum of Colorado college. President V. C. Alderson of School or Mines; President B. O. Ayiesworth of the State Agricultural college; Presi dent Z. X. Snyder of State normal school; the Rev. Father Brown of Sa cred Heart college. Governor Buchtel said yesterday uf ternoon that he desired to Inaugurate this plan of giving prizes, which ag gregate $350 per year, to stimulate the students at the various educational In stitutions to good work. Being chan cellor of the Denver university him self, he knows the practical side of such things. “I made the prizes cash," said the governor, "because I know there are many young men and women who will appreciate a prize of $25 on graduation It will also be an honor students will appreciate.” Japanese Will Raise Beets. Denver. —A Republican special from Greeley says; The first Japanese In Weld county V> become a land owner is Eitaro Takeda. who to-day purchased 115 acres of land from John A. Moore in the Godfrey bottoms near Evans for 1it.750. The land is all under cultiva tion, is excellent beet acreage, and it is said the Japanese will grow beots there on a large scale by contracting it to ills countrymen. Takeda Is an educated Japanese, and his father a*, official in the Japanese government. Since the establishment of the beet industry here, Takeda has been a b»et contractor In the vicinity of BerthOJJ and Greeley. New Monarch of Persia. Teheran. Mohammed All Mlrz.i was crowned Shah of Persia in *.he palace Saturday afternoon. The cere mony occurred In the apartment known as “the museum.” Serious Floods Along the Ohio. Cincinnati—Colder weather and a rale Sunday further increased the suf ferings of those who had been made homeless by the Ohio floods. A num her of buildings weakened by the water went down by the wind. Sys tematic efforts to relieve the sufferers, who are estimated at nearly 20.000 In Cincinnati and the nearby cities on both sides of the river, were under way all day, the appropriation by the city council being supplemented by -tpecial funds to which all the churches contributed. Part of Parkersburg was.