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Thoughts for
the Thrifty...
Next Feat in Chicago.
DUBUQUE, la., May
A Dollar Saved is a Dollar
Earned. The dollars you
save in buying your Cloth
ing and Furnishing Goods
here are as good as any
other money.
Best Qualities
of our goods is right. We
don't expect to make a
campaign for business on
price alone. We have in
addition to the proper
price the proper style,
and in the
OfgoCRt^. ^hat is our of
fer-!ng to you for your
business. Try it.
J. Friend & Son
Audubon, Iowa
the Central Scliuetzenbund decided to
hold the next biennial fest in Chicago
in 1901.
Jailed For Runulng Floating Balloon.
ONAWA, la., May 30.—Sheriff Strain
arrested Billy Morr yesterday at Lake
Quinnebaugh, where he was running a
floating saloon on the lake.
Killed by Falling Derrick.
CEDAR RAPIDS, la., May 29.—Henry
Bishop was instantly killed by a falling
derrick booni, which struck him on top
of the head, crushing the skull.
Klopei'g Uehl for Heariug*
SLOAN, la.. May 28.—Sheriff Jackson
brought back from Sioux City Mrs.
Lillie Renne mid Charles Eno, the
couple who elope.'l from here Friday
night. They were held for hearing.
Under a Loaded Wagon.
CLINTON, la., May 30.—H. P. Sechler
of Clarence, la., was thrown from a
loaded wagon and run over by the
wheels. He was taken home uncon
scious and will die. He is a wealthy re
tired farmer and an old citizen.
Death of John H. Drake.
CHICAGO, May 28.—John H. Drake of
Albia, la., for many years one of the
leading bankers of that state and a
brother of ex-Governor Drake, died sud
denly at the Great Northern hotel yes
terday. The c&nse of death was hem
orrhage of the lungs.
Kill Wolves In Iowa.
CLINTON, la., May 29.—Yesterday
was a- good day for wolf-killing in this
county. The number slaughtered
breaks the record for, perhaps, more
half a century. Wolves, which
were about extinct in this center a few
years ago, have been becoming more
numerous here and a number have been
killed (^ring the past 12 months.
Professor Tobln Deuu.
FORT DODGE, la., May 29.—Professor
L. Tobin, who founded colleges at Vin
ton, Waterloo, Iowa Falls and Fort
Dodge, died here Sunday night. He
had a wide reputation and acquaintance.
Falls Down a Coal snail.
CLAKIXDA, la.. May 29.—While half
way down the George Lowry coal shaft,
two miles south of College Springs,
Page county, Curtis Pierce was over
come by foul air and fell from the tub
50 feet to the bottom, receiving injuries
from which he died Lowry was low
ered after him and the foul air made
him unconscious for three hours.
Sick Girl*n Fatal Walk.
SIOUX CIT", May 30.—Delirious with
fever, 24-year-old Jennie Mulloy walked
in the burning sun along the railroad
track from Burbank, S. D., to Sioux
City Sunday. She escaped from home
Saturday night during the momentary
absence of 'he nurses from her room.
On her arrival she was taken to the Sa
maritan hospital, where she lies at the
point of death.
Iowa (i, A. K. Encampment.
DAVENPORT, May 28.—The annual en
campment of the Department of Iowa,
Grand Army of the Republic, will be
hqld at Davenport June 13 and 14.
Commander-in-Chief Albert D. Shaw of
Watertown, N. Y., will deliver the ad
dress. An excursion on the river has
been planned by the Davenport mem
bers, and the visitors will be given an
opportunity to see the Hennepin canal.
Floyd Monument Started.
Sioux CITY, May 30.—The founda
tion for the j'^loyd monument was laid
here yesterday. The construction of
the superstructure will be commenced
in the fall. It will be a plain granite
shaft 100 feet high and will cost $15,000.
Floyd was a sergeant in the Lewis and
Clark expedition. He died on the
present site of Sioux City in 1804 while
on the way with his companions to the
headwaters of the Missr-ari.
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Transvaal to Become Fart of the Empire
as Soon as It Is Subjugated—Not a Shred
of Independence Will Be Left—Lord
Salisbury Announces Policy.
LONDON, May 30.—The following dis
patch has been received from Lord Rob
"GERMISTON, May 29.—We .arrived
here this afternoon without being se
riously opposed. No casualties so far
as I am aware in the main column and
not many, I trust, in the cavalry and
mounted infantry. The enemy did
not expect us till tomorrow and had not
therefore carried off all their rolling
stock. We have possession of the
junction connecting Johannesburg with
Natal, Pretoria and Klerksdorp by
railroad. Johannesburg is reported
quiet and no mines, I understand, have
been injured. I shall summon the com
mandant in the morning and if, as I
expect, there is no opposition, I propose
to enter the town with all the troops at
LONDON, May 30.—Lord Roberts is
bivouacking in the suburbs of Johannes
burg and intends to mike a victorious
entry at noon today. Judging from his
dispatch he must have private informa
tion regarding the disposition of the
garrison in the fort, as he does not seem
to expect opposition.
Lord Roberts cavalry have flowed on
beyond Johannesburg. A portion is
understood to be at Zurfontein, north of
Johannesburg and within 20 miles of
Pretoria, i'ord Roberts, although with
a broken bridge at Yereeniging and a
wrecked railway behind him, has some
how managed to get forward sufficient
supplies for his large force. As he has
been able to do so much it is considered
possible that he will be outside of Pre
toria Friday. The rapidity of his ad
vance is thought an extraordinary
achievement, even by grudging conti
nental critics. The Boers, who were
expected to fight along the line of hills
known as Klipriversburg, abandoned
the eastern end of the range near Lord
Roberts' advance line, but they stood
their ground on the extreme right near
Van Wyck's rust, where they met Gen
eral French's turning movement. The
light continued all day and the result is
as yet mere conjecture. Probably the
Boer rear guards are keeping General
French off and he is in the hills north
west of Johannesburg.
The Standard has the following ad
vices from Pretoria under Monday's
date: "The Transvaal government has
opened or is about to open peace nego
tiations. It has cabled a final inquiry
to its agents aboard, asking whether any
hope exists of aid."
Without doubt the presence of Lord
Roberts with 40,000 men at Johannes
burg will hasten the Transvaal's de
The fighting burghers still continue
to desert and the total collapse of the
Boer military organization is not far off.
Bennett Burleigh, writing from Lord
Roberts' headquarters on Sunday, said:
"I doubt if President Kruger can mus
ter 15,000 men, as many of the burghers
have gone to their homes."
The stauncher Boers are sending their
familes with wagons and stores to the
Zoutspansburg district. Whether Pre
toria will be defended is uncertain, al
though a Pretoria message, dated Sun
day, pictures the work of defending the
capital as going on "with feverish ac
tivity." Pretoria is situated in a wil
derness of kopjes and ranges and is pro
vided with defenses that require at
lease 20,000 men to man them properly.
There may still be one herd nut for the
British to crack.
The news that Lord Roberta was
practically master of Johannesburg was
received in London with noisy enthu
siasm. A procession of students
marched through the West End cheer
ing and singing. The announcement at
the various places of amusement was
followed by singing of the national an
them and cheers for "Bobs."
Sir Redvers Buller and the Boers had
an artillery duel all day yesterday with
out marked result.
The equilibrium in Natal seems still
On Sunday the British killed two
Boers and captured ten near Muller's
No Vestige of Independence.
LONDON, May 30.—Lord Salisbury,
who was entertained at dinner last
evening by the Conservative association,
made the following important an
nouncement regarding the government's
South African policy: "Our only cer
tainty of preventing a recurrence of
this fearful war is to insure that never
again shall such vast accumulations of
armaments occur and that not a shred
of the former independence of the re
publics shall remain."
Orange Free State Annexed.
CAPETOWN, May 30.—Lord Roberts
yesterday announced to his troops the
annexation of the Free State, which
hereafter will be called the Orange
River State.
Bombard Boer Positions.
NEWCASTLE, Natal, May 30.—The
British guns at Ingogo have been heav
ily bombarding the Boer positions since
daylight. The Boer guns have replied
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C. A. nARLIN, Editor and Publisher
American CroUer Newark Will Land One
Hnndred Marines at Tien Tsln.
SHANGHAI, May 30.—The Russian
minister at Pekin has telegraphed ask
ing that all the available gunboats be
6ent to Taku. It is believed that Russia
is about to land troops at Taku from
Port Arthur, where 20,000 are in readi
ness. A hundred American marines
from the cruiser Newark are expected
to land at Tien Tsiu tonight.
Ail armed rescue party of Frrnch and
Germans lias returned from Chang
Hsiu-Tien, bringing 25 persons, includ
ing several women and children.
LONDON, May 30.—The Daily Express
has the following telegram from Shang
hai, dated Tuesday:
"The rebellion continues to grow in
intensity and the gravest fears are en
iertained of its ultimate extent. The for
eign envoys at Pekin.'fearing a massacre
within the capital, have decided to bring
up the guards of the legations.
"The rebels are now massacring out
side of Pekin and their numbers are re
ported to be constantly augmenting.
Fresh contingents of armed malcontents
are coming up almost hourly from the
"The imperial troops who were sent
to disperse the rebels found themselves
hopelessly outnumbered. Several hun
dred were killed and two guns and
many rifles were captured, after which
the most of the remaining troops went
over to the rebels. They are now
marching aide by side.
"It is believed the 'boxers' have the
sympathy of the entire Manchu army
in the antiforeign crusade, and there is
no doubt they have the countenance of
the empress dowager and of Prince
"The Belgian minister, escorted by a
strong bodyguard, has gone to obtain
•an audience of the tsung-li-yamen, a
number of his countrymen, with their
families, having been cut off by the
rebels at Chang-Hsin-Tien."
'The position of the missionaries is one
of extreme peril, unless aid is speedily
forthcoming. It is feared that they
will meet with the same fate as their
unfortunate converts, whom the 'boxers'
are ruthlessly murdering."
Ryan Then Assaults Referee Mogan and
Police Interfere.
CHICAGO, May 30.—Kid McCoy was
given a decision over Syracuse Tommy
Ryan last night at the end of one of the
prettiest six round fights ever seen here.
But over the decision and what Referee
Malachi Hogan claims was a misappre
hension, a free-for-all fight resulted and
but for the presence of a large force of
police who hustled the men out of the
ring and cleared the hall in a hurry it is
probable that the McCoy-Ryan fight
would not have been the most interest
ing thing on the evening's program.
One clause of the agreement was that a
draw should be declared were both men
on their feet at the end of the sixth
Referee Hogan said after the contest
that he had no such understanding and
rendered a decision that he thought
was just.
As the bell rang for the end of the
sixth round, Rvan bleeding at the ear
and mouth from the Kid's jabs, but
comparatively fresh, started toward his
"McCoy wins," shouted Referee
Hogan. In an instant the hall was a
"What do you mean?" said Rvan in
Hogan said nothing but climbed
through the ropes.
"You're a robber," shouted Ryan.
Hogan turned around and just as he
did so Ryan swung his left to Hogan's
face. Quick as a flash Hogan returned
the compliment with a blow on Tom
my's nose, but before they could go
further the police were between them.
The Tat-tersall's management ad
mitted after the fight that the draw
agreement was correct, but said Hogan's
decision would stand.
So far as the fight was concerned,
McCoy, in the opinion of a large major
ity, had along shade the better of it.
Ryan carried the fight to his man con
tinually, but the elusive Kid was gen
erally out of the way, and his lightning
jabs had Tommy bleeding slightly early
in the fight.
Ryan shook the Kid up badly, how
ever, a number of times with right and
left hooks to the stomach and jaw and
was apparently as fresh as his uy, arked
opponent at the finish.
Rediscovers Planet Frog.
DENVER, May 29.—While Professor
H. A. Howe was waiting in the Cham
berlain observatory for the eclipse to
begin, he ni vde one of the most import
ant observations of the year, the redis
covery of the planet Eros. This tiif
planet-, which was discovered only two
years ago at the Berlin observatory, has
been looked for since last September,
the time when, according to calcula
tions, it should emerge from behind the
sun. Astronomers all over the world
have been scanning the skies for it, bun
without success. Professor Howe dis
covered the planet near the first point
of Aries.
Under lunuic.
YOKOHAMA, May 28.—A former Kor
ean official has confessed, under torture,
the names of those concerned in the
murder of the queen. Numerous arrests
have been made and it is probable that
all implicated will be executed.
Scientists Secure Many Valuable Photo­
graphs—Contact Occurs Close to Sched
ule Time—Mercury the Only Star Vis­
ible—~Weather Cloudy In Washington.
ATLANTA, May 29.—In every section
of the southeastern states yesterday
over which the belt of totality of the
sun's eclipse extended the^vteatlier was
ideal for the observation of this remark
able phenomenon. In the southern por
tion of Alabama there was some hazi
ness, but other than this the astron
omers and scientists who located their
observatories in North and South Caro
lina, Georgia, Alabama and Louisiana
report that the weather could not have
been more auspicious for the study of
the sun's eclipse and to secure splendid
photographs of the details attending the
passage of the great orbs.
From the many stations of observa
tion established by universities, scien
tific and private parties the reports in
dicate that the taking of scientific data
was entirely successful, and no inci
dents occurred to mar in the smallest
degree the full benefit that
was expected to be derived from the
event by the scientists, many of whom
made long journeys to view the^.eclipse
for 85 seconds. The two most notable
features of the day were the discovery
by Professor Lord of Ohio state uni
versity, who believes he obtained re
sults that tend to prove that the mys
terious matter which forms the corona
is to be found als~ in the solar promi
nence and existence of protuberances on
the sun as reported by Professor Picker
ing of Harvard. What constitutes the
gaseous element surrounding the sun,
however, has not been determined.
In some southern cities during total
ity stars were seen almost due overhead.
Almost Exactly on Time.
The force of the word "totality" as
applied to the temporary extinction of
the sun's rays was fully appreciated.
The eclipse came with startling pre
cision, in spite of a miscalculation of
seven seconds, and while the period of
totality lasted nature appeared to stand
still in awe, if not in fear, of the mani
festation. It was noted by many that
the birds in the trees, chirping merrily
only a moment before, ceased their
singing. -The intense stillness was
broken at once by a breeze that seemed
to spring up from nowhere and which
none of the local weather prophets could
explain. The time of darkness in which
everything was obscured to such a de
gree that a man would fail to distin
guish his friend across the street seemed
long to the ordinary observer, but to the
man of science unreasonably short.
The first notice that the phase of to
tality was "ver came with a startling
ray of light that produced a change as
sudden as did the black wave sweeping
from the southwest at the moment when
the phase began.
From all points in this section comes
the news of a perfect day for the eclipse,
with nothing to obscure the phenom
Government Officials Ar* Satisfied With
Ketitilts Obtained.
WASHINGTON, May 29.—The advices
received at the naval observatory from
its agents in various parts of the south,
show that the favorable weather pre
vailed for observing the sun's eclipse
yesterday, that the contact occurred
very close to schedule time and that the
program arranged was carried out with
out a hitch. Three parties were sent
out from the observatory, one to Pine
hurst, N. C., in charge of Professor
Aaron N. Skinner one to Barnesvilln,
Ga., in charge of Professor Milton Up
degraff, and one to Griffin, Ga., in
Charge of Professor Stimson J. Brown.
Superintendent C. H. Davis of the
observatory was in communication
with these officials by telegraph and
during the day he received the follow
ing advices:
"Pinehurst, N. O.—Clear sky and fa
vorable, permitting successful observa
tion of the eclipse. All 17 instruments
successfully operated. Contact occurred
very close to predicted time. Corona
very fine. Mercury only star visible.
Professor Updegraff at Barnesville" and
Professor Brown at Griffin merely re
ported that their observations were suc
cessful. In Washington the weather
was somewhat cloudy. The eclipse ar
rived just a few seconds ahead of sched
ule time, but the irregularity was so
slight that an ordinary observer could
not have discerned it. The trained star
gazers claim that the contact came
from five to eight seconds before it was
due, but the difficulty of telling just
when the actual contact began was so
great, because of a cloud which passed,
that they cannot quite agree among
themselves. They do agree, however,
that it was one of the most remarkable
predictions in the history of astronomy,
it being doubtful if ever before the* time
of arrival of an eclipse was bo accurately
announced in advance.
Many Sail to (Jape JNome.
SEATTLE, Wash., May 28.—Since the
opening of the Nome rush, 47 craft have
left Seattle for the north, carrying cer
tified lists of passeugers amounting to
7,216. Five steamers are yet to go in
the. initial rnxh.
,t jt^ *k'
bne step won't take you very far,
You've got to keep on walking
One word won't tell who vou are.
You've got to keep on talking
One inch won't make you very tall.
You've got to keep on growing
One little "ad" won't do it all,
You've got to keep'em going.
Wednesday, May 23.
Senate—This was a day of rasping poli
tical controversy and oratory in the sen
ate. With the controversy those on the
Democratic side, anomclous as it may
seem, bad little to do. What by far see
ing senators is regarded as likely to be the
paramount issue of the approaching na
tional campaign was the subject of two
notable speeches, one by Piatt (Conn.)
and the other by Spooner (Wis.), 'who be
came involved in a heated colloquy with
Hale (Me.) over the government's conduct
of affairs in our insular possessions.
House—Passed without division the Cu
ban extradition bill and adopted the reso
lution for a sine die adjournment June 6.
Thursday, May 34.
Senate—Devoted the day to debate on
the nation's duty toward its new island
possessions, .Spooner, Allen and Bacon
leading in the discussion.
House—Devoted eight hours to consid
eration of the Alaska civil government
Friday, May 25.
Senate—Discussion of the Spooner
Philippines bill was continued by Morgan
(Alii). He was satisfied that the measure
would not be passed by this congress and
declared that it was being used as a foil
to thrust aside the Nicaragua c«nal bill.
House—Devoted "two hours to consider
ation of the Alaskan civil government
bill without completing it. The session
from noon until adjournment was de
voted under the rule to private'pension
bills. Talbert (S. C.), who abandoned
obstructive tactics a few weeks ago, was
again in evidence. After 190 bills had
been favorably acted upon by the commit
tee of the whole Talbert blocked their ]as
sage in the house with the point of no
—turday, May 26.
Senate—Agreed to the resolution for an
investigation by the committee on Cuban
affairs of the Cuoan postal and other ir
regularities, authorizing the committee
to visit Cuba if ^necessary to pursue the
inquiry. Some time was given to the sun
dry civil appropriation bill without com
pleting it. Passed the bill granting a
pension of $50 a month to Mrs. Mary L.
Stotsenburg, widow of the. late Colonel
Stotsenburg of the First Nebraska Vol
nteers, who was killed in the Philippines.
House—Practically completed the con
sideration of the Alaska civil government
bill. A few paragraphs, passed over dur
ing the reading of the bill, will be con
sidered Monday. Cooper (Wis.), chair
man of the committee on insular affairs,
presented a favorable report on the Hay
resolution calling upon the postmaster
general for certain information regarding
the reports of E. G. Rathbone, director of
the posts in Cuba, and the resolution wa&
adopted without division.
i. Monday, May 28.
Senate—In the course of a speech T"^
favor of the adoption of a resolution ex™
pressing the senate's sympathy for the
Boers Wellington (Md.) referred to a
secret understanding existing between
the United States and Great Britain/
Lodge denied the existence of any under-
standing. The reading of the sundry"
I civil appropriation bill was completed.
House—The Alaskan civil government
bill was passed and 6ome odds and ends
of legislation were cleaned up.
Tuesday, May 29.
Senate—Added to the sundry civil ap
propriation bill an amendment appropri
ating $5,000,1'") for the Louisiana purchase
exposition to be held in St. Louis in 1903.
Bacon (Ga.) addressed the senate on the
Teller resolution expressing sympathy
for the Boers, after which the resolution
was referred to the committee on foreign
relations by a vote of 40 to 26.
House—By a vote of 107 to 124 refused
to accept the senate amendment to the
naval appropriation bill relating to
plate and adopted a modified proposition.
The onference report on the postoffice
appropriation bill was agreed to, includ
ing the senar- amendment appropriating
$22o,000/or pneumatic tube service.
Rain in the ."'ortliwent OflVtet by Damage
Claims From France.
claims from
France and sympathy with corn sustained
wheat today in the face of rain in the north
west, July clo:ng over yesterday. July
corn closed %'a%c up and July oats a shade
improved. Provisions,- closed steady and
practically unchanged. Closing prices:
(Me: Julv, 87®67'4c.
37c: July, [email protected]^O.
il%c: July,
POIMC—May, $11.17^
BIBS—July, $0.52^
Sept., *[email protected]^.
LABD—July, *0.82%
Chicago Live Stock.
May 20.—Cattle—Receipts, 2.600
steers steady to shade lower: butchers' stock
steady to weak good to prime steers,
[email protected]: poor to medium. $4.40®4.90: selected
feeders. $4.«X»5.10: mixed stockers, »[email protected]
cows, [email protected] heifers, »[email protected] canners.
[email protected] bulls, [email protected] calves, $5.00®7,28
Texas fed steel- [email protected] Texas bulls, J3.25
@8.75. Hogs—Receipts, today, 24,000 tomor
row, estimated, 25,000 left over, 5,800 opened
strong, closcd easier top, $5.25 mixed and
butchers', $5.-k)($5.25 good to choice heavy,
JS.lSfaC.-'a rough heavy, $5.00*5)5.10: light, $4.95
@5.25 bulk of sales,[email protected] Sheep—Receipts,
5.000 sheep and lambs active. [email protected] liighei
good to choice wethers, [email protected] fair to
choice mixed, $4.40®4.85 western sheep, $4.85
@5.40 yearlings, [email protected],00 native lambs, $5.00
@7.35 western lambs, [email protected] spring
lambs, [email protected]
Kansas City Live Stock.
May 29.—Cattle—Receipts, 8,-
800 dry lots mostly steady, grassers slow to
10c lower native steers, [email protected] stock
ers and feeders. [email protected] butchers' COWR
and heifers. [email protected] canners, [email protected] fed
westerns, [email protected] Texans, [email protected] Hogs
—Receipts, 18, 30: slow, [email protected] lower heavy.
[email protected] mixed, [email protected]% light, [email protected]
4.92% pigs, [email protected] Sheep—Receipts, 2,800:
good demand at firm prices spring lambs, $6.50
@7.50 clipped lambs, $5.50®5.90 clipped mut
tons, [email protected]: feeders, [email protected] culls, $8.00
South Ouinlut Live Stock.
May 29.—Cattle—Receipts,
4.500 light grades steady,[email protected] lower
native beef steers, $4.40315.25 cows and heifers,
10c lower, $3.00^4.60 canners, [email protected]: stock
ers and feeders. [email protected] calves, {8.0037.00
bulls, stags, etc., [email protected] Hogs—Receipts,
15,200: 5c lowc heavy, $4.90(^5.00 mixed, $4.90
light, [email protected] pigs, [email protected] bulk of sales.
$i.9,i. Sheep—Receipts, 3,200 steady to strong
*-earlini s. }5.15(«5.40: wethers.Jf4.0OCai5.2O.

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