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The Leon Reporter
O. K. BULL, Publisher.
THURSDAY NOV. 20, 1000, 5
*«w#k Paaha, Foreign Affairs Minister,
Constantinople Nov. 25.—United
^States Charge d' Affaires Griscom
called upon Tewfik Pasha, minister
of foreign affairs, to urge a settle
ment of the difficulty in relation to
the granting of exequatur to Dr.
Thomas H. Norton, who some time
•go was appointed by President Mc
Kinley to estaoxish a consulate at
Harpoot. The Porte, however, is
-firm in its refusal to grant the re
quest for exequatur.
New York, Nov. 24.—Oscar S
fSfcnrass, minister to Turkey, declines
to say anything about the Porte's ac
tion refusing exequatur for the
lUoited States consul at Harpoot, de
claring all comment should come
from the state department. Another
American who spent years in the dip
lomatic service says:
"The Turkish authorities look with
Jealousy upon the appointment of
consuls to the interior points in the
empire, especially when, as in the
.. present instance, the United States
wishes to send the ponsul to a point
where it has not had a consul before.
The reason, perhaps, why the Turk
ish authorities more specifically ob
ject to the appointment of a consul
At Harpoot, is that it was
at Harpoot where the American mis
sionary property was destroyed dur
ing the Armenian troubles. On its
toss our claims are based for indem
"America has no commerce at Har
poot. Its interests there are omy
•missionary, as in that city Is located
the Euphrates college, besides sev
eral mission schools, and it is the cen
ter of American missionary activity.
iBut it can be reasonably claimed by
our government, even if we have
little or no commerce now there,
ithat we may want to cultivate it, es
pecially as a number of our citizens
•re resident here.
"Heretofore such consular busi
ness as the United States has had at
-Harpoot has been conducted by the
vice consul there."
Attempt Made to Compel Castelanes to
Pay Their Debts.
New York, Nov. 27.—Samuel Unter
.«neyer applied to and obtained yes
/terday from Justice 1'itzgerald, sit
ting in the supreme court, an injunc
tion order returnable on Monday
next against the Count and Countess
Castellane and George. Gould, Edwin
Gould, Howard Gould and Helen M.
Gould, and trustees under the will
of Jay Gould, restraining them from
paying to Anna Gould, Countess de
Castellane, any part of the trust
fund to the debts of Anna Gould or
to her support or to that of her
children until the further direction
of the qourt.
The plaintiff in the suit is Anthony
J. Dittrhar, who sues as assignee of
Asher Wertheimer, a London bric-a
brac dealer.
The complaint-, which is a long
printed document, contains copies of
g-aftis drawn by Wertheimer and ac
Ikpteid in writing by the count and
"$385,OOi _____
.wards are psisi aue?
It is .alleged that Anna Gould has
$18,000,000 held in trust for her by
her, -brothers and sister and that her
l$6ome is about $900,000.
It is claimed that $250,000 a year is
all that the count and countess re
quire for their support and the plain*
tiff asks that the remainder of the
Income should be applied to the pay
ment of the couple's debts.
It is said that over $250,000 of sur
plus income has already accumulated
in the hands of the trustees which
ought to be used for this purpose
The present suit is said to be a test
case, and it is reported is backcd bj
other creditors than Wertheimer.
Seqoeat for Exequatur Denied by Gov
eminent of Turkey.
Constantinople. Nov. 24.—The ports
definitely rejected the request for
exequatur for the United States
Bill at
Harpoot. This refusal is re
garded by the United States legation
as a direct violation of treaty rights
consequently, despite the refusal, Dr
Thomas H. Norton, whose was ap
pointed by President McKinley soma
time ago to establish a consulate at
Harpoot has been directed to proceed
to his post. The expected visit oi
the battleship Kentucky to Smyrna
is believed to relate quite as much
to this matter as to the indemnity
Turkish objection to -the establish
ment of a consulate at xxarpoot and
Erzeroum under apparently cleai
permission granted by treaty of
1830, has been based on the rathei
novel reason there is no commerce
at these two points, and it has bees
difficult' for our officials to establish
a contrary proposition. But some
time ago the Turkish government
accorded to the British government
the right to establish a consulate at
Harpoot, and the state department
immediately based an additional
claim on the "favored nation" clause
of its general treaty which would
appear to warran. it in demanding
the same privileges of establshing a
consulate at a given point in Turkey
as was granted to Great Britain.
geeretary Hay Addresses Powers In as
iEffort to Secure a Settlement.
"Washington, Nov. 25.—The secret
tary of state has addressed an iden
tical note to the powers interested
in the Chinese situation, setting oul
tersely and afresh the object of th
United States government as to
China, and pointing out how such ob
jects as are common to the powers
oan best be secured.
This note marks the initiation oi
fresh negotiations on -our part for
the arrangement of a new basis tc
"|e over the impossible situation
ted at the last meeting of the
ftfirs in Peking.
ae responses are already at
and it is stated generally that
advances have been well received
Fand the state department expresses
itisfaction with the progress so far
It is believed the note is an ap
"peal from the extreme course sug
jested by some of the powers a# to
vthe treatment of China and especi
ally in the matter of punishments
and indemnties to which the minis
at Peking seem inclined. (The
is to push the negotiation* on
radical ljpeifiess-like basf
Some Des Moines Dealers Pay Tax and
Double Prloe of Goods.
Des Moines, Nov. 27.—A few dealers
have resumed the sale of cigarettes
and announced that they will pay the
$75 quarterly tax for the last thred
taonths of 1900. In order to do this,
however, they have doubled the price
Sf cigarettes. Since it is certain that
bnly a few dealers can afford to pay
the tax, they will not meet with the
competition that has heretofore
existed. A few other small dealers
are still selling cigarettes "on the
sly," but they will soon be sup
pressed. If any attempt is made to
collect the back tax it is said that the
dealers will seek to recover from the
American Tobacco company all the
taxes or fines that may be assessed
and collected against them. They say
that the American xobacco company
uaranteed to protect them against
if they went alieau and sold
that- company's cigarettes. If the
back taxes can be collected the Amer
ican Tobacco company wai be made
defendant in scores of suits aggre
gating many thousand dollars. This
is the reason the company was in
Buch haste to notify th-e dealers to
quit selling. The latter are now do
ing business at their own risk.
Answer Filed in a Damage Suit
Brought by a Farm Hnnd.
Sioux City, Nov. 27.—Charles Rock
er, a hired man who once worked for
August Schroeder at uoon, is charged
with the murder of his employer last
June, in an auswer filed in a $10,000
damage suit in the courts of this
district. Schroeder was found dead
in his barn last June, with a rope
about his neck. His wife and the
hired man said it was a case of sui
cide, but his brothers, Adolph and
Fred, said the twain had murdered
him. Rocker brougnt a damage suit
and now the brothers set up as a
fact that the hired man did kill his
employer, and that his wife was also
implicated in the crime. The attor
neys for the brothers say that Rock
er and the dead man's wife are now
livng together on a farm near Red
field, S. D-, which was bought with
the money secured on a $4,000 insur
ance policy held by the dead man.
Sensational developments are ex
pected when the trial is held.
Sentenced for an Attempt to Dynamite
His Wife.
Waterloo, Nov. 2G.—Judge Blair
Saturday sentenced Jerome W. Hoot,
convicted of attempting to dynamite
his wife, to ten years in the peni
tentiary. When sentenced Hoot ad
dressed the court as follows:
"I have tried to live a life which
will prove a benefit to my fellow
men. In this case 1 wish to say I am
innocent, but a dark cloud of circum
stances have been gathered about
me. I bear no resentment to the
court, the prosecuting attorneys or
the jury which convicted me. I be
lieve all have done only what they
thought to be their duty."
Attorneys Mullan and Picket will
appeal the case to the supreme court.
German Riding In a Box Car Held Up
for S3.05 and Left Unconscious.
Oskaloosa, Nov. 24.—Two negroes
up a German giving his name as
in a box-car on the
Central tracks here. The car
in about 5:30 p. m. from the
north, when the negroes assault id a
German who was riding in the same
car with them, beating their way to
Illinois. Two dollars and sixty-five
cents and a silver watch were taken
by the hold-ups and their victim was
left senseless. The German regained
consciousness later and reported his
loss to the police, who arrested the
negroes and recovered the stolen
Pbllce Officer at Ottumwa Carelessly
Handles a (inn.
Ottumwa, Nov. 23.—While attempt
ing to sho a dog Desk Sergeant J.
L. Kent accidentally shot himself in
the right leg. After being absent
for some time a searching party was
organized, and after a short hunt
found Officer Kent lying insensible
along the sidewalk, having fainted
from the loss of blood. He was con
veyed to the police station and phy
sicians summoned, and after making
a close examination the ball was lo
cated about six inehes above the
knee. Up to the present Kent has
not regained consciousness and is
now in a critical condition.
Iowa's Famous Daily Dollar Dally
Takes a Progressive Step.
Des Moines, Nov. 20.—The Des
Monies Daily News has made arrange
ments for tne full leased wire ser
vice of the Associated Press, vastly
improving its market reports and
other telegraphic news. The sub
scription price, however, remains $1
a year, 75 cents for six months, 50
cents for three months—the lowest
price of any daily in the world.
Ifedrick Badly Scorched.
Ottumwa, Nov. 24.—Iledriek was
visited by a disastrous fire yesteday
which wiped out store buildings and
contents to the value of nearly $30,
000. The insurance is estimated to
have amounted to about one-third of
this figure.
The fire originated from a gasoline
stove explosion in the Charles Wil
son restaurant. The flames spread
very quickly, and it was three or four
hours before the hand fire depart
ment which the city of Hedrick pos
sesses could get them under control.
Ottumwa was called upon for help,
but on account of there being no en
gine kept here it was impossible to
give assistance.
Rapist Heavily Sentenced.
Waverly, Nov. 23.—Roscoe Sewell
of Shell Rock, 19 years of age, was
sentenced by Judge Clifford Smith to
eight years in the penitentiary at
for the crime of rape. The
trial has been of mo: than passing
this community, because
of the victim of the crime being an
of the Orphans' Home of the
Lutheran church, and only 15 years
of age. Attorney Mclntire of Shell
Rock presented a petition of citizens
of Shell Rock asking the leniency of
the court
to length of sentence.
Keane Denies a Church Rumor.
Dubuque, Nov. 27.—Archbishop
Keane has positively denied the re
port that he had received a communi
cation from Rome directing the divis
ion of the arch-diocese of Dubuque
and. the erection of the see of Sioux
City, and that he had summoned tne
suffragan bishops Ox the province and
his own council to meet here to nomi
nate candidates for the Sioux City
Guardsmen Called to Albla to Protect
a Negro.
Ottumwa, Nov. 24.—A detail of
Company G, Iowa National Guards,
was caJled to Albia yesterday to
assist in preventing the lynching of
Alva Booker, a negro charged with
committing a rape on the person of
Mrs. Sarah Hovel. The crime took
place the night of October 30 and
since that time the negro has been
confined in the penitentiary at Fort
Madison, having been taken there by
Sheriff Donor, of Monroe county, for
safe keeping. Yesterday hq was ta
ken to Albia for his preliminary hear
ing, having been kept in the Mt.
Pleasant jail oveT night.
At the time the crime was commit
ed an attempt was made at lynching,
so infuriated were the Albia people
on account of the heinousness of the
negro's alleged acts.
lly merest strategy the officers
saved the fellow's life. While he has
been at Ft. Madison the sentiment of
revenge continued to increase ia
Albia, and notwithstanding rumors
that the hearing would not take
place, the revenge loving people of
that place took steps to have the
life oi the negro, in case he should
be taken there.
The presence of the Ottumwa blue
coats, with their bayonetted guns,
had the effect of keeping the mob of
Albians at a respectable distance.
The soldiers surrounded the prisoner
on his inarch from the Albia de
pot to the court house and they
stood guard about the clia'r which
he occupied during the few minutes
of the court proceedings. The crowd
was nervous and frequently there
were cries of "Ilang him!" "Lynch
the nigger brute!'" "String him up!"
etc. The sheriff expostulated and
his wards, with the presence of the
soldiers, were effective in prevent
ing a furious outbreak.
It took but a iew minutes for the
defendant's attorney to secure a
change of venue to Wapello county.
The negro was marched in a hollow
square to the Albia. depot, where he
was placed on a train and brought
One Hundred Thousand Dollars* Worth
of Froperty Is Destroyed.
Toledo, Nov. 27.—The worst wreck
the Northwestern ever suffered on
the Northern Iowa division has just
occurred in the yards here. A dou
ble-header, with three refrigerator
cars and twenty-two cars of stock,
ran head-end into the way freight,
which was unloading merchandise.
The engines, Nos. 553, 446 and 467,
were piled up, ana will have to be
entirely rebuilt. One car on the way
freight and two refrigerator cars on
the other train were badly damaged.
Fortunately none of the stock cars
left the track. The firemen and engi
neers all jumped, escaping uninjured,
except one, who got his knee cut.
Had they stayed in not one would
have escaped. Some stockmen and
the conductor were in the caboose of
the stock train and were well shaken
up, but not hurt. The damage Is es
timated at $100,000. The wreck was
caused by a misunderstanding «if sig
nals by the engineers of the double
headers. The trains had orders to
meet here. The stock train was com
ing about thirty-five miles an hoar
and, looking from up the curve,
thought the way freight was on the
sidetrack. The way freight con due
tor also si-gnaled his engineer to back
up. This they mistook for a signal
to them to go on through.
Leading Physician of Marysvllle, Harl^
on County, Assassinated.
Albia, Nov. 27.—Dr. Hamilton, a
prpminent physician of Marygville,
sixt'eien miles northwest of Albia and
just over the line in Marion county,
was shot and almost instantly killed
about 7:30 o'clock and Alfred Ahn is
detained as being the person who did
i-e shooting. Just after finish.ng his
breakfast the doctor started to the
stable to feed his horses. The barn
is some distance from the house and
in a small grove. When he had got
ten about half the aistance some
person concealed in the grove shot
him, presumably with a rifle, the bul-»
let striking him in the head. The doc
tor turned and walked back to the
door of his residence, -where he fell
on the step and soon expired. The
little town was soon all excitement
and a search began for the murderer.
It was known there was bad feeling
between the doctor and .Alfred Ahn,
and Ahn had repeatedly threatened
to kill the murdered man. Mrs. Ahn
had left her husband and Ahn
claimed Dr. Hamilton was responsible
for it. Ahn was arrested. The cir
cumstantial evidence is strong
against Ahn and he will be in custody
of the Marion county sheriff.
They Must Obey the Law in Sioux Cltj
or be Closed.
Sioux City, Nov. 26.—An ultimatum
has bean issued to the salt ons of
Sioux City that after December 1
next they must comply with every
provision of the Martin mulct law.
This proclamation -vent forth from
the Anti-saloon league wb:cb has
taken upon itself the enforcement of
the Taw in Woodbury county. Its
officers say that if December 1 finds
any saloon violating the law with ref
erence to screens, decorations, open
ing and closing or in any other par
ticular they will close it up by in
junction. They set an example of
what they expect to do in the clos
ing of the Kennedy saloon—the larg
est in the city. They brought injunc
tion proceedings against this place
and won out. It is tne only one in
town that closes at 10 o'clock and
otherwise obeys the law. Trouble
may result from this attempted eni
forcement. Between the harassing
of blaekmailing lawyers and the
league, the saloon-keepers are get
ting desperate.
Tramp Convicted of Murder.
Marshalltown, Nov. 24.—John Gray
who with Pat Dunn was indicted for
the murder of Joseph Williams, a
colored drayman, in the outskirts of
this city last August, was found
guilty of manslaughter by a jury in
the district court. Gray and Dunn,
both being strangers here, were
among a gang of tramps who were
drinking from a keg of beer when
Williams came along. A dispute
arose between the coiored man and
the tramps, during which one of the
latter, Gray, as is alleged, pulled a
revolver and fired three shots at
Williams who at that time was run
ring away. One shot proved fatal.
Williams living only a few minutes.
Itig: Damage Suit.
Des Moines, Nov. 25.—Mrytle Hay
wood has commenced suit against the
Rock Island railroad for $25,000 dam
ages on account of personal injuries
alleged to have been sustained
through the negligence of the em
ployes of the company on November
24. 1898, at a place known as the Six
Mile Plans, between Burlington and

Ex-President of the Transvaal Qeta
Warm Welcome.
Marseilles, Nov. 23.—Ex-Pre^iflent
Kruger landed here yesterday. Sen
ator Pauliat, the president, and other
tne Paris and Marseilles
reception committees assembled ot
the landing stage, and behind them,
drawn up in a long line, were dele
gations of various 1 atriotic socie
ties, with embroidered silk stand
ards. Ivruger cannot but be elated at
the warmth of the reception by the
people of Marseilles. The broad
streets and boulevards from the 1:
iug stage to the hotel presented
perfect sea of human beings. From
the moment the barge left the side
of the Geldcrland with Kruger, who
appeared to be in good health and
was surrounded by Boer representa
tives, a storm of cheering broke and
never erased until Kruger entered
the hotel. Even then a vast eon
course of people remained in front of
the bui (ling until Kruger appeared
on the balcony, where lie had to re
main some time uncovered, acknowl
edging Acclamations of his thousands
of admirers.
Replying to addresses of welcome
of the presidents of the Paris and
Marseilles committees. Kruger, after
thanking committees for the warmth
Of the reception accorded him, ex
pressing gratitude for the sympathy
he had received from the French gov
ernment, he spoke of the war as ter
rible and barbarously conducted by
the British. He said:
"I have fought with savages, but
the present war is even worse. We
will never surrender. We are deter
mind to fight to the last extremity,
and the republics of the Transvaal
and Orange Free State lose their in
dependence it will be because they
have lost every men, woman and
This declaration dispelled at once
any impression that he irtends to ac
cept a compromise from the British
government His announcement was
greeted with a roar of cheers and
cries of "Vive Kruger," "Vive les
Boers," "Vive La Liberte."
At a banquet given in honor of
Mr. Kruger in the evening. Dr. Leyds
represented the ex-president and
read the following message from
"I am fatigued and am in mourn
ing. Moreover, I never attend ban
quets. Otherwise I should, have liked
to spend a few minutes with you and
to thank you. I shall never forget
the warm welcome have had in
your beautiful city which gave
France her admirable hymn, that
'Marseillaise' winch is the song of
all peoples whose independence is
threatened and who are strugglig
against invaders.
"I wish that your acclamation
could have been heard by all those
Boers in arms who are encamped in
our mountains. They would thank
you from the bottom of their hearts.
I thank you in their behalf. Could
I have been with you I should also
have expressed my thanks to all
France and would have raised my
glass in honor of her worthy pres
ident, M. Loubet."
Mr. Kruger has sent the following
dispatch to President Loubet.
"In debarking upon the hospitable
shores of France, my first act is to
greet the worthy chief of the French
republic and to forward to you a
testimonial of my gratitude for the
marks of interest your government
and country have so kindly wished to
offer me."
Dijon, France, Nov. 24.—Mr. Kru
ger has become, for a moment at
least, the popular idol of the French.
to Dijori has placed this beyond
doubt. He met with a tremendous
re6eption in each town along the
route where the train stopped, cul
minating in scenes of frenzied en
thusiasm here last evening calculated
to turn the head of any man.
The population of Marseilles gath
ered in thousands yesterday morning
to escort him to the railroad station
and gave him arousing send-off, while
at Tarascon, Avignon, Valance Ma
col, Lyons and Dijon the inhabitants
who crowded the railroad stations,
made the rafters tremble with en
thusiastic shouts ot "Vive Kruger,"
and "Vive les Boers!" The demon
stration was an the more significant
because it shows that the acclama
tions at' Marseilles were not merely
an explosion of exuberance on tlio
part of the warm-hearted and excit
able populace oi a sunny clime, but
sentiments shared with even greater
intensity by the usually less demon
strative and colder blooded inhabi
tants of the northern provinces.
Paris, Nov. 25.—President Kruger's
reception in Paris was another grand
ovation, such as he had witnessed at
every point along the road from Mar
seilles. As many people as could be
crowded into the space about the de
pot welcomeu him at that point, and
he made a brief address thanking
France for her evidence of sympa
thy. The route to the notel was a
continuous ovatkm. At 4 o'clock, ac
companied by a strong detachment
of courassers.. he visited the Elysee,
where he was received by
President Loubet. At 4:30 Presi
dent Loubet returned the call at the
Hotel Scribe.
deronluto's Supposedly Impregnable
Fortress Taken.
Manila, Nov. 26.—The fortress ol
the insurgent chief, Geronimo, at Pin
auran, which the insurgents boasted
was impregnable, was taken and des
troyed Thursuay afternoon by a
nicked force of the Forty-second and
Twenty-seventh infantry and Troop
Qf the Fourth cavalry, under Col
onel Thompson. Gercnimo and most
of the rebels escaped. The leader
has long harassed the Twenty-sev
enth infantry, operating in the vicin
ity of San Mateo, Montalban and Nov
aliches. He was finally located at
Pinauran, thirty-five miles north oi
Manila. His position was considered
the strongest in Luzon. It was a
stone fortress, surmounting a steep
hill surrounded by canyons. TIio
Spanish forces lost heavily in at
tempting to taice it.
Colonel Thompson mobilized a
thousand men at Montalbon. The at
tack was made upon four sides—the
main body, under Major Carry of the
Forty-second, advancing from the
south Captain Atkinson, of tho
Twenty-seventh, from the east Cap?
tain Castell, of the Twenty-seventh,
from the west, and Captain Sloan, ot
the Twenty-seventn, from the north.
The ascents were steep, and the men
climbed them by grasping the shrub
bery. It was impossible for the east
ern column to reach the summit, but
the others arrhc.d, after three hours'
climbing, under fire from the fortress
and the hillside entrenchments. The
enemy's force,. numbering several
hundred, fled before the attackers
reached the top. The Americans des
troyed a thousand insurgent uni
forms, scores of buildings and large
quantities of documents, and seized
a barrel full of documents.
Private Hart of the Twenty-sev
enth and Private Koppner of the For
ty-second and two native scouts were
killed, and twelve of the attacking
force were wounded.- The insurgent
casualties could not be ascertalneu.
President Lonbet of France fields to
Public Sentiment.
Paris, Nov. 2?.—In direct opposition
to his cabinet President Loubet haS
espoused Kruger's cause by an offi
cial reception to the latter at the
Elysee, and by a prompt return of
the visit he uas set an example to
Europe. While secrecy is maintained
concerning what passed between the
two presidents, it is ascertained that
Kruger appealed to Loubet in strong
terms in favor of intervention, urg
ing the justice and right of his cause.
Loubet expressed deep sympathy and
intimated that he would use his influ
ence to aid Kruger's cause.
Unlike the president, who is carried
away- by public sentiment, Premier
Waldeck-Rousseau scorns public opin
ion and is unmoved by sentiment.
The scene in the cabinet meeting
between Loubet and his premier will
be memorable. With only three
members of his cabinet on his side
Loubet carried the day on the ques
tion of receiving Kruger as a chief
of state. There is intense excitemcnt
in Paris.
The Conservative Temps' declares
that Loubet's attitude changes the
character of Kruger's visit and may
effectively secure intervention.by ar
bitration. and adds: "The skepticism
and egotism of the government may
be forced aside by the current of pop
ular opinion, which, more generous
than the cabinets of Europe, may at
least obtain the same amelioration*
in the terms of peace as those of M.
de Thiers, which secured a modifica
tion of the German demands. Kru
ger grows hourly more determined
His triumphant prpgresss naEfhuRwrd, 'SjJ™-, ?"3fin LJ,'.S,flt l?*
through the country from Marseilles ^BRem|nater after his
Jos. Lemper of Victor Colo., and
New Money ticlievne.
Victor, Lolo., Nov. 24.—Joseph Les
per, who recently made an issue of
one hundred silver souvenirs, which
he called "referendum dollars," sj^ys
he has assurances 'from the United
States district attorney that, his coin
age scheme is not illegal. He has or
dered a new die, from w„ch ten
thousand souvenirs will be struck im
mediately. The silver cost mm $6,500
for making fifteen hundred. He will
sell the coins for $12,000, to redeem
them on demand for the same
amount. Tne new coins bear the
name of a Victor groceryman, who
agrees to redeem them in merchan
dise or money.
Conger Said to be Comi'if Home.
New York, Nov. 27.—A Washington
dispatch to the World says: Minister
Conger probably will return to the
United States. His relations with
the administration have not been
harmonious since the relief of Pe
king. Mr. Conger advocates meas
ures which the president regards as
too radical, and he has not taken
kindly to the fact that his views
have not been endorsed at Washing
Twenty-nix Perlah in the Water.
Quebec, Nov. 26.—News has readied
here that the steamer St. Olaf has
become a total wreck off Seven Is
lands and that her crew was entirely
lost. Besiues the nineteen men of
the steamer's crew, it was learned
that seven passengers had also per
Ine St. Olaf was an iron steamer of
305 tons. She was valued at about
$40,000 and in$ur?d for about $20,000.
arrival at The Hague the address of
a note to the powers asking inter
vention toward means of arbitration
based on article 3 of the pea.ee con
British Government Said to Have
clinyd Lord Roberts' Request.
London, Nov. 27.—"We under
stand," says the Daily Express, "that
Lord Roberts recently requested the
government to send 20,000 regulars
to South Africa to relieve the same
number still in the field, but that his
request was declined on the score of
After condemning the government's
refusal as "ruinous economy," the
Daily Express goes on to describe
Lord Kitchener's "drastic plan of
"He will endeavor to isolate the
commandoes," it says, "and to move
suspected Boer families into garri
soned towns. He will clear trouble
some districts, confining the popula
tion in laager if necessary, and will
take or destroy all food supplies,
punish treachery by death or trans
portation, raze villages guilty of
treasonable acts and destroy all
farms in the vicinity of railway or
telegraph cutting."
Clerical Party Asks the Creation o( an
Imperial Supreme Court.
Berlin, Nov. 27.—The centrist or
clerical party demands of the imper
ial government the creation of an
imperial supreme court having the
following jurisdiction:
1. The adjustment of differences
between the empire and the states of
the empire and also differences be
tween the states themselves.
2. The supervision of i&sues affect
ing the responsibility of the imperial
chancellor and his subordinates be
fore the reienstag.
3. The settlement of controversies
regarding accession to the throne
states of the empire where the ques
tion is not already regulated.
4. The cofctrol ot the litigation of
citizens against states of the empire
refusing to do them justice.
5. The determination of the ques
tion whether state laws are in con
flict in any case with the laws of the
Fusion larterA In Nebraska to Harass
the Governor-Elect.
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 25.—Fusion
leaders in Nebraska* charge that
Charles H. Dietrich, governor-elect,
has rendered himself ineligible to
the-office because, they assert, he vio
lated the law enacted in 1889 entitled
•"An act to prevent corrupt practices
at elections."
The charge follows an affidavit
made by E, Morearty of Omaha
that Dietrich during the campaign
gave both him and his partner $25
for a banquet and barbecue. Mr.
Dietrich does not deny the contribu
tion, listing it in his expense account
filed with the secretary of state, and
his friends assert that the barbecue
was represented to him as a picnic
for poor children.
Chairman Hall of the democratic
and Chairman Edmistin of the popu
list state committees said they had
not decided on what course to pur
sue, but that the matter would at
least be investigated.!
Des Moines. November 28, 1900.
City Assessor French has notified
every cigarette dealer in the city that
they must appear at the office of the
county treasurer at once and pay the
quarterly assessment mulct tax
amounting to $75 each. This is done
consequent .to the United States su
preme court decision a few days ago
invalidating the original package law
which went into effect three years
ago. It is^ believed that dealers ar.e
not only liable for the quarterly
assessment but can be held for the
mulct tax dating from the time the
original package law was sustained
by the federal court at Cedar Rapids
three years ago. Since that time
Iowa has collected no tax from cig
arette dealers who adhered to the
original package, assessments being
made against only those who did not
do so. fltf 'w
Governor Shaw and Attorney Gen
eral Remley both incline to the opin
ion that the general assembly can
meet in regular session in 1002 and
again in 1903. Able lawyers of the
state are divided upon this question
many holding that under the Titus
amcnclmci'. there would be no regu
lar session until 1903 and a special
session would ..ave to be called in
1902 to provide for the state appro
priations which expire at various
times during that year. The Titus
amendment does say that the
general assemoly shali meet in reg
ular session in 1903 and uiennially
thereafter.^ The constitution of the
state provides, however, that the
legislature convene biennially and
that would bring the next regular
session in 1902. The attorney-gen
eral, while lie Is not disposeu to go
on record on the question, yet ex
presses himself strongly of the opin
ion that the Titus amendment does
not affect the regular session in
1902, but that it does amend the con
stitution in such a way as to provide
for another regular session in 1903
and biennially thereafter. Governor
Shaw says the question of the effect
of the Titus amendment on the meet
ing of the general assembly was dis
cussed at length by the Xiwyers who
were members of rue legislature and
they were a unit in believing1 it pro
vided for a meeting of the general as
sembly -in 1902 and for another in
1903. There was some talk of malc
ing appropriations to provide for the
state until 1903 and have no session
in 1902, but it was finally decided to
make the appropriaton to continue
only until 1902 and not interfere with
the regular mee^ng of the assembly
in that year. The attorney gseneral
says that if when the time comes a
difference of opinion still exists the
governor can, in order to assure
safety, for all concerned, issue a
proclamation for a special session in
1902 to provide for state appropria
Scott daughter was sent to jail for
twenty days by Judge McPherson of
the federal court for contempt. It
was said that he got drunk and re
turned to his home at Colfax, and
later had been arrested on the
charge of resisting an officer. The
officers say that John Cline of Col
fax who has held for illegal sales, is
suspected of conspiring to get
Slaughter out of the way as a wit
ness against him in a whisky case.
Joseph S. Trigg, editor of the Rock
ford Register, who is famous in Iowa
as an agriculturist writer and edi
torial philosopher, is announced as a
candidate for secretary of the board
of agriculture to succeed George
VanJgoutenj.,JPhst.state ayi-innltiirnl
convention will be held in Des Moine&
December 10, 11, 12 and 13. This con
vention elects the directors and the
directors elect the secretary.
The city's share of the mulct tax
on cigarettes, which is now uue from
every dealer in the city who has been
handling cigarettes since October 1
will amount to between $12,000 and
$15,000. The city receives one-half of
the tax collected. It is estimated
that, 300 retail dealers in the city
have been handling "coffin nails" slnd
each one will be asked to pay the
quarterly $75.
It is announced by attorneys rep
resenting the saloon and anti-saloon
interests that a mutual agreement
has been reached in the statement of
consent decision and appeal from the
board of supervisors, and the matter
will not come up until the January
term. This practically prevents
efforts toward closing the saloons
again until the middle of January,
when it is expected the case will be
uocketed. A representative of the
anti-saloon forces says, however, the
matter will be pushed with all vigor
at the January term.
W. B. Martin, secretary of state
elect, has decided to appoint D. A
Hit«s as his deputy, thus insuring
the retention of Mr. Hites in the
office lie now holds under Secretary
Dobson. At the same time G. S. Gii
bertson, the treasurer of state elect,
announced the appointment of John
McQuiston of Des Moines, county
auditor of Polk county, as his dep
Regard Ciiinewe runUhntent Edicts as
London, ?»ov. 23.—Dr. Morrison,
wiring to the Times from Peking
"The appointment of. Yu Chang as
governor of the province of Hu Pei
has been cancelled. This is due to
the strenuous British protest. Ching
Hsing, treasurer of the province of
Ho Nan, who has been appointed in
the Chinese have shownin.dissominat
his place, is regarded as almost
equally objectionable.
"The foreign envoys have agreed
that the consistent bad faith which'
ing abroad misleading intelligence
phall be recorded in the preamble of
the conjoint note.
"It is reported tuat Chinese troopb
have repulsed a German expedition,
but no details have been received."
"i\ine of the foreign envoys," says
the Peking correspondent of ttie
Morning Post, wiring yesterday,
"have written strong letters de
nouncing the punishment edict and
declaring that, Tung Fu Hsiang must
be punished. Dr. Mumm von
Schwartzensten, the German minis
ter, has told Li Hung Chang that the
foreign powers must themselves pun
isj the guilty officials."
Comment on Krager.
London, Nov. 23.—The morning pa
pers devote an unusual amount cf
space to Mr. Kruger's arrival at Mar
seiiles and his doings, but are inclin
ed to treat the matter with compara
tive indifference, in tne conviction
that nothing can alter the course of
events in South Africa. No resent
ment is di-.played at what is regard
ed as "the harmless enthusiasm of
The vicar of Wenhley, England, oV
jects to the word "died" on to-mb»i
stones. He 6&ys that it is a denial^,
of the Christian belief in immortal-,
ity, and insists on the substitution
of such phrases as "entered into
rest," "passed away," or "departed!
this life." One irreverent wag sug*
gested "passed in his checks" as a
A very popular Israelite died in
the Tenth ward of New York city
last week, and a number of mourn*
ers followed his remains on foot to
the Grand street ferry, Intending to
cross to Brooklyn and ride to thq
cemetery in the trolley cars. Tha
gaite keeper found seven thrifty gen^
tlemen in the curtained hearse, se
renely seated on the coffin, smoking
cigarettes. They had adopted this
means to save their ferrage.
A new needle, which must be a
delight to housewives, has been in
vented in Germany. It has a prolong
ation .behind the eye of smaller dia
meter than the bored part of the
needle, with grooves in it to receive
the thread. The object of it is to fa-:
cilitate the passing of the needle1
through the holes in buttons, when
sewing them on. The thread lies in
the grooves, and hence the needle
passes much more easily and rapidly.
A bniggMt't Timely and Straljfbt-T'or
vard Advice Saves the Life of
Fromlneut Gltlsen.
Chicago, 111., Nov. 26.—(Special)—•
Among the Catholic Foresters In this
city, none is better known or more
universally este^m^d, than Mr. S. "P.1
Rush, Conductor (President) of Holy
Name Court, Number 26.
His many friends, inside the Order
and outside of its ranks, were, there-'
fore, much startled to learn that
life was in danger, he having Bright'*
Disease, that most terrible and fatal:
Mr. Rush, however, made a grand
struggle for his life, taking prescrip
tions, and pills and powaers, until his
stomach refused food. At last, his
local druggist, guided by the numerous
inquiries being made at his store for
Dodd's Kidney Pills, advised Mr. Rush
to buy and try some. This ho did, ana
to his delight he was restored' to
health and strength.
Mr. R.ush* says that after commence
ing the use of Dodd's Kidney Pills, he
felt much better, hut It took two.
months to effect a cure.
'I took nothing else but Dodd's
Kidney Pills during that time, so I
know that I owe life and health to
What this wonderful remedy has
done for Mr. Rush, it will certainly do
for anyone. It is the only remedy
that has never failed to cure Bright's
Disease. i-
Mr. Rush is just now receiving thekpf'
congratulations of his friends, but aN^StJ
ways finds time to say a good word^i^:
for the Medicine that saved his life.
Sold for 50 cents a box. All dealers. -7:-V
A rural editor says that cider is
the spirit of the press.
druggists refund the money if it fnils to cure.
E. \V. Grove's
signature is on the box. 25o.
It is harder for some to save money
than to earn it.
Plso's Cure Is the best medicine ire etertised
for all affections of the throat and lun^s.—WM.
O. ENDSLBV. Vanburen. Ind.. Feb. 10, 1900.
Every cat has her coat and every
dog has his pants.
It is an Absolutely Pure Health
Food, prepared by a Steel Cut pro-,
thafe-i.removes.. ^11 .indigestible^
parts of the wheat and retains the.
nutritious strength-giVing parts,
which render, this food very easily
digested and as easily cooked. When
served Tith sugar and cream youv
have a most delicious and palatable
article. Wheat-0 is made of choice
wheat, thoroughly cleansed and puri
fied, and is especially recommended
for children and all those who may
be troubled with dyspepsia, constipa
tion or headache. It keeps the well
healtny, makes the weak strong, and
as a nerve food it is unequaled. All
good grocers sell it.
When a man is as hungry as a bear
he is just about as cross.
The Census ot 1900.
A booklet giving the population oi
all cities of the United States of 25,000
and over according to the census of
1900, has just been issued by the Pas
senger department of the Chicago,
Milwaukee & St Paul Railway, and a
copy of it may be obtained by sending)
your address, with two-cent stamp to'
pay postage, to the General Passenger
Agent of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St
Paul Railway. Chicago. TU..
It is always in order to attend to
your own affairs. fMit
Deafneai Cannot Be Cared
oy local applications, as they cannot reach th»
uis6&&6d portion of iho ear. There is only one-
to enre deafness, and that is by consti
tutional remedies. Deafness is caused by an
Inflamed condition of the mucus lining of th*
Eustachian Tube. When this tube is Inflamed
you have a rumbling sound or imperfect hear
ing, and when It is entirely closed deafness la
the result, and unless the inflammation can bo
token out and this tube restored to its normal
condition, hearing will be destroyed forever
nine cases out of ten are caused by catarrh,
which is nothing but an Inflamed condition or
the mucus surfaces.
We will give One Hundred Dollars for any oast)
of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that cannot
be cured by HalTs Catarrh Cure. Send for
circulars, free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, a
Sold by Druggists, 75c.
Hall's Family Pills are the best
Few women are cheerful ir getting
over a love affair.
BIG MONET made 1B gold mining. Writs O i'
H. Crabtree, Des Moines. Ia., for particulars.
Practical Christianity is when you
treads on your corn.
Buss* Bleaching Blue makes clothes whiter
than snow, delights the laundress. All grocers
Mil It ia and 10 cent package*.
When it comes to board, every man
should expect' to plank down.
An illustrated catalogue of 264 pages,
and 3,600 engravings, has just been is
sued which must Interest all who read,
this notice. It is issued by the Mermod,
& Jaccard Jewelry Co., Broadway, cor
ner Locust St., St. Louis, and it is full,'
ot new and desirable articles suitable foq
Christmas gifts, ranging in nrice. fron
25 cents to $1,000. It is so complete thai
one cannot buy Christinas goods to a'd'
vantage without consulting it, especially!
as the houso is known by the well-earned)
title of "The Lowest Priced House ini
America for Fine Goods." All that laf
new and desirable in diamonds, watches^
snivel ware, cut glass, clocks, chinaj
wares, umbrellas, art wares, optica!}
goods, fine stationery,.etc., are contained,1
tn this great catalogue, and St. Louis is
brought right t* your doors, as the firm)
sells at St. Louis prices and pays express)
charges to any part of the United States.,
To each of the first 10,000 who send in
their names and addresses, a copy of
this catalogue will be mailed, postage!
paid. Write at onoe to biuire receiving

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