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is rapidly approaching and the
rush for new clothes which in
variably precedes that occa
sion is now on in full blast. In
order to avoid any disappoint
ment at the last moment, we
would ask you to buy early.
Remember our stock of Men's,
Boys' and Children's
4fi! Mrs. r.lnter Identifies Assailuut.
Burlington, la., Dec. 1.—Mrs. Linter
of Cedar Rapids. whose husband was
killed and herself was fatally wounded
by a footpad, is still living. Today
she recognized' George Anderson, ar
rested at Patterson, la., as the man
who assaulted her husband and her
'pi: Murdered lu His Bed.
Des Moines, Dec. 4.—News has just
reached here that some time Satur
day night John Ilossuck, a leading
tanner of Warren county, was brutally
murdered in his bed by a blow from
an axe wielded by some person as yet
unknown. Mrs. Ilossack was In bed
iir't with her husband, but does not give
any clue to the identity of the uiur
§1 derer.
,-?V v" A \r V"
are to be sold at a Reduction of
Many have taken advantage of
this sale. We are able
please many more. Our suits
for Men, Boys and Children
are the latfeSt weaves and styles fe
of 1 900. We carry a full line $
of Holiday fancy goods such as
and all the seasonable, "com- fey!
fortable Holiday Gifts
Audubon, Iowa
Coal Sealers Advance Price*,
pubuque, Dec. l.—The coal dealers
of this city have advanced prices on.
anthracite from $7.50 to $8 per ton.
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Accidentally Killed.
•i,Ott.uniwn. la., I)ec. 1.—John llieltpn nuuer, Coburfc, Waddell and Hnrtman
was killed accidentally by E. P. Suioot
while quail hunting. Smoot is now a
raving maniac.
Mystery Cleared Up.
Des Moines, Dec. 1.—The mystery of
the disappearance ot Mrs. B. .T. Nixon
last July has been cleared up to the
extent of proving that the body found
In the Iowa river1 in Marshall county
July 10 was hers. The clothing left
in a satchel has been identified by her
daughter, Mrs. Firestine of Manches
ter. She hafl started to Atlantic, and
was not'heard from again.
Takes Testimony In Advuuce.
Creston, la., Dec. 1.—For fear that
Alex Moxey and Albert Johnson, the
two colored men who witnessed the
murder of Lottie Holmes at Thayer
Saturday night by Hugh Dixon, would
not be available when the murder
case came to trial. County Attorney
Bull took their testimony. The men
were then released. As they were the
only two eye-witnesses to the tragedy
it was very essential that their evi-'
dence in the case be obtained. Dixon
will be tried next .Tanuarv,
Good Scores at the Traps.
Cedar Kails, la., Dec. 1.—The shoot
ing tournament held in this city was
largely attended ly shooters from all
parts of the state. The best scores
were made by Weitnauer and Steeger
of Waterloo. Straight scores in the
target events were made by Weit-
of Waterloo. Commius of Aurora, Ills.
Blair and Kilpatrick of Brandon,
Davis of Kldora. Packard and Wise of
Ceilar Falls. Straight scores in the
live bird events were made by Blair of
Kldora and Weitnaupr of Waterloo.
Iowa Traveling Men's Election.
Des Moines. Dec. 3.—The Iowa State
Traveling Mali's association at its an
uuul meeting here re-elected W. H.
Wheeler president and F. E. H'lley
secretary and treasurer. O. W.
Wiuiie was elected vice president.
The members in good standing today
number 12,12!), a net gain of 1,022 dur
ing last year. Benelits paid during the
year were $74,137. The number of
claims paid was 737, and the average
amount of weekly claims was .$7(5.85.
The association has a balance of ca»h
on hand of .$43,724. t,
Decisions In Indian Cases.
Cedar Rapids, la" Dec. 4.—.ludge
Siiiras of the federal court has handed
down two decisions lu Indian cases of
widespread interagb In the case of
James Peters, aTnember of the Sac
and Fox tribe, against Indian Agent
Malin, in which he sued for heavy
damages for false arrest, the defend
ant liled a demurrer claiming that the
cause was not one arising under the
constitution or laws of the United
States. Judge Siiiras overruled this
demurrer and holds that the plaintiff
can maintain the action. In tlie case of
Ta Tali Wall against former Indian
Agent Rebok a demurrer to the substi
tution of the next of kin owing to the
plaintiff's death wns overruled. This
also is a case for heavy damages for
alleged false imprisonment under the
state laws.
What shall we have for Dessert.
Tins question arises in the family every day
L# us answer it today. Try Jell-O, a deli
cious dessert. Prepared in two minuses. No
bakiiiK! Add hot-water and set to oool. Fla
vors:—Lemon, Orange, Raspberry ondBtraw-
berry. At your grocers. it
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C. A. nARLlN, Editc and Publisher
Aside from the''reading of the mes
sage and the administration of the
oath of office to William B. Dilling
ham, the new senator from Vermont,
who succeeds the late Justin S. Mor
rill, no business was transacted. The
other new member of the body, former
Representative John P. Dolliver, who
succeeds the late Senator Sear (la.),
was present throughout the session,
but his credentials were not presented
ancl he was not sworn in. These form
alities will be complied with today
now that the senate lias been officially
informed of the death of Senator Gear.
Opening Day In the House.
The opening of the session in the
house was brilliant, but not exciting.
There were the usual throngs in the
galleries and the usual display of
floral pieces on the ifioor, but the, pro
ceedings were purely formal, consist
ing ot the rapping to order by the
speaker, prayer by the chaplain, the
roll call of members, the appointment
of the formul committees to wait on
the president and the reception and
reading of the president's message.
Despite the fact that a great presiden
tial campaign had concluded within a
month the best of feeling seemed to
prevail between victors and van
quished. The reading of the message,
which naturally was the feature of the
day, occupied over two hours. It was
listened to with respectful interest by
both sides. The deattis of the late
Representatives Daly (N. J.) and
Hoffiecker (Del.), and Senators Davis
(Minn.) and Gear (la.) were announced
and as a further mark of respect to
their memories the house adjourned..
.••'^0^: President's Message. 'm\y,
Washington, Dec. 4.—The troubles
in China occupy a large portion of the
message. -»The president treats not
only of the present troubles, but the
causes which have produced them.
These are stated to be the antipathy
of the Chinese to innovations upon
their long-established customs and the
centuries-old desire for exclusiveness.
It is pointed out that the United States
has kept constantly in view, so far as
circumstances would warrant, the tra
ditional desire of this country to main
tain peace and good relations with
China, and the same idea would dom
inate the final settlement of the
troubles, so far as the United States
could control. The punishment of the
real culprits who were the instigators
of the uprising must be insisted upon,
The fact is pointed out that the sur
plus revenues for tlie year were $7i,
527,0ti0 and that tins had enabled the
setting aside of $r{,544,r5(J for the
sinking fund.* The treasury situation
is strong and warrants some reduc
tion in the revenues. Legislation to
render certain the parity of the two
currency metals is recommended.
Concerning the Philippines the presi
deut renews his statement that any
definite scheme of government cannot
be brought forth consistently so long
as the authority of the United States
is disputed by armed men. The settle
ment "of the difficulties, however, lias
made material progress and there is
promise that order will soon be re
It is recommended that the govern
ment of Porto Itico be turned over to
the Interior department..
The situation in Cuba is gone over
and congress is informed that so soor
as the cons itutional convention shal^
liuve complied its labors a copy of
that document will be transmitted for
such action as congress may deem ad
Legislation for the army is reviewed
and a recommendation made for an
army of (10.000. with authority to re
miit and maintain it at 100.000, so
long as conditions in the Philippines
shall render it necessary.
Both Branches Convene Promptly at the
Appointed Hoar—Adjournment Is Takeu
Ont of Respcct to Deceased M/jmbcrs,
Subsidy Bill Given Right of Way.
Washington, Dec. 4.—In the senate
yesterday the work of the short ses
lion or Che Fllty-sixth congress was
successfully launched. It had been the
purpose of the senate to announce the
death of Senators Gear (la.) and Davis
(Minn.) immediately after assembling,
and then to adjourn and receive the
president's message today, but as this
has been announced by the leaders of
both branches of congress to be a
"business session" it was decided to
receive the message Monday and thus
gain one day in a session in which that
much time may,be of immense import
ance. 'pRia
Subsidy Hill Given Klght of Way.
Washington, Dec. 4.—The Republic
an senatorial committee on- order of
business deeded that the ship subsidy
bill should displace the Spooner Phil
ippine bill as the unfinished business.
It also considered at the same time the
disposition of- the Iluy-Pauucefote
treaty and decided that that question
should receive alternate attention with
the shipping bill. The arrangement
further provides that If the army bill
reaches the senate prior to the disposal
of the shiDying bill or thfs treay either
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or both of these may "De displaced tem
porarily in order to permit the prompt
consideration of that measure.
Waiting for Tract Opening,
Bagley, Minn., Dec. 4.—This little
hamlet is overrun by land seekers whu
desire to file on tracts in the four
townships in the White Earth reserva
tion, which are to be thrown open at
the Crookstm land office today. Many
squatters have established themselves
on the land and serious collisions are
imminent. *„.•
CommlHslon Reports In Favor of the Nic*
aragtia Koute.
Washington, Dec. 5.—The report of
the isthmian canal commission, sub
mitted by the president to congress
yesterday, gives as the unanimous con
clusion of that body that "tli? most
practicable andxfeasible route for an
isthmian canal, under the control,
management and ownership of the
United States, is that known as the
Nicaragua route."
The commission estimate! the cost
of this route at $200,540,000. This esti
mate is much in excess of any hereto
fore made and is due to increased di
mensions and other features not here
tofore considered. Tlie commission
also estimates the cost of a canal by
tlie Panama route at $142,342,579, ac
cording to one route, or $150,378,258 ac
cording to another route. As between
the Nicaragua and Panama routes, the
commission sums up a number of ad
vantages favorable to the former.
Dying Declaration Introdnced as Evidence
In Morrison Murder Case.
Eldorado, Kan., Dec. 5.—Yesterday
in the Jessie Morrison murder trial the
time was spent in an effort on the part
of the prosecution to prove* tlie authen
ticity of a deathbed statement of Mrs.
Castle, which they desired to intro
duce as evidence. Two physicians,
Mrs. Castle's pastor, Rev. Mr. Whar
ton. his wife's daughter, and Austin
Brumbacb, brother of the prosecuting
attorney in the case, depicted the
scene at the bedside of the dying
woman. They told how she, unable to
speak because of the wounds in her
throat, nodded assent as questions per
tainLig to the affair with Miss Morri
son were put 'Jo her, and how, finally,
she signed lier name to the statement
.and wrote the words: "By my God. it
is true."
The statement declared that Jessie
Morrison had provoked the quarrel
with the dead woman and then slashed
her with a razor.
Guatemala Take? Keveuge' on May.
New Orleans, Dee. 5.—The steam
ship Stillwater, from Port Barrios,
readied here yesterday and at once
made statements before a notary of
the arrest of K. H. May. an American
citizen who once served tlie govern
ment of Guatemala as the contractor
for the Guatemala Northern railroad,
at the gangway of the ship. May was
thrown in jail upon a charge of at
tempting to leave the republic with un
paid debts. He recently recovered
judgment of $140,000 against the gov
Gordon Urges Expansion.
New Orleans, Dec. 5.—The southern
industrial convention assembled here
yesterday with delegates present from
20 states. In response.to the address
of welcome, Seneral John B. Gordou
of Georgia made a speech urging ex
pansion and pleaded for the opeu door
in the Orient.
Ueutenant Hobsou Very 111.'
New York, Dec. 3.—Lieutenant R. P.
Hobson was taken from the Army and
Navy clnb to the Presbyterian hospital.
1-Ie is threatened with typhoid fever.
Chicago Grain and Provisions.
Chk'ugo, Dee. 4.—Argentine damage re
ports, the close of navigation on the Sea of
Azov and the corn strength were the lend
ing factors In un advance in wheat toQay,
January closing %c over yesterday. Decern
ber corn closed %c higher and May with a
gam of Provisions at the close
were higher. Closing prices:
Wheat—Dec., 71%c Jan., 71V^ifi71%c May,
Corn—Dee., .'{Gjyri37c Jan., 35%c May.
Oats—Dec., lilMjc: Jan., 21%e May,
l'ork—Dec., $11.00: Jau., $12.02Mi: May,
Lard—Doc., $7.10: Jan., $6.80 May, $6.87%.
Kllis—Dec., $«.:«) Jan., $6.20: May,'$6.27%.
Cash quotations—No. 2 cash corn, 30%@
37c No. 3 cash corn, 3D%®30c No.v2 yellow
corn, 36%@37c No. 3 yellow corn, 36
No. 2 cash cats, No. 2 white
oats, [email protected] No. 3 white oats, 25(fi26c.
Chicago Live Stock.
Chicago, Dee. 4. Cattle Generally
steady, including butchers' stock: natives,
best on sale today, two carloads Christmas
beeves, at $0.10 good to prlinu steers. $0.46
(aIS.DO pqor to medium, $4.00^.35 selected
feeders, steuiiy, $3.50(^4.25 mixed stackers,
$2.25^.70 cows, $2.«0®4.15 heifers, $2.65
(a,-i.iiii cannei's, [email protected] bulls, [email protected]
4.10 calves, slow, closing 25c lower, $3.30
@5.50 Texas fed steers, $4.00*itJ.!K) Texas
grass steers, $3.30fg.4.15 Texas bulls, $2.50
((3.25. Hogs—lt£ceipts, today, 31,000 to
morrow, 40,000, estimated left over, 9,000:
opened stronger, closed easier top, $4.87%
mixed and butchers, $4.50©4.K7,'S! good to
choice heavy, $4:55gr'4.S5 rough heavy, $4.40
(fi)4.50 light, $4.60(84.87% bulk of sales,
[email protected] Sheep—Receipts, 10,000 sheep
and lambs opened steady, closing slow
good to cholcc wethers, $4.00®1.35 fair to
choice mixed $3-754i4.05 western sheep,
[email protected] Texas sheep. $2.50Cflrt.60 na_
tiruiambs. *4.00ffi&.50:
Government Rcfnsrs to Consider Resolu
tion Uudursinj Murder's Idea—Demand
ia,.Mailt- lor Provisions tor Speedjr Mob
ilizution ot Ariuy.1.'
Paris, Dec. 5.—General Mercier
caused a deep sensation in the senate
yesterday during the debate on the
naval bill by pointing out the ease with
which England could be invaded. In
the course ot an extraordinary speech,
he said: "In view of the possibility of
war with Great Britain the use of the
army is not sufficiently takeu into ac
count. The times are not the same
as they were a hundred years ago.
Steam, thep navy, the telegraph and
railroad have rendered the problem of
the invasion ot England much easier
ot solution. Moreover, England her
self is no longer the same. The Trans
vaal war has shown that the British
army, although brave, is not equal
to the task which England expected it
to perform. The British navy is pow
erful, but it has many coasts to de
'•France, therefore, is numerically
England's equal at certain points and
is even her superior in the instru
ments of destruction. History fur
nishes many instances of mutiny in the
English navy at the moment of battle.
A lauding England is, therefore, not
beyond realization.
"This is not only my opinion, but
also that of high naval officials. The
British premier recently expressed
significant fears, and it the principle
of landing is admitted, tlie practicul
means of execution may be discussed.
"I venture to think that tlie work I
prepared while commanding an army
corps could serve as a basis for such
a project, which would not be expen
At this point protests were raised
and M. Falleries asked General Mer
cier not to enter into the details of
the scheme.
General Mercier replied that the
scheme could be "held over the head
of England like the sword of Damo
cles," and lie reported a resolution that
the government would be invited to
complete immediate preparations for
the mobilization of an army and navy
by preparing everything necessary to
embark and disembark as rapidly as
possible an expeditionary corps. It
•was declared out of order.
Over Two Thousand Boloiuen at Vigan
Take Oath of Allegiance.
•Washington, Dec. 4.—The war de
partment received the following dis
patch telling of the voluntary surren
der of a large number of insurrectos
to General Young at Santa Maria:
Malacanau, Manila—Adiutant Oeneral,
Washington Two thousand, oue hundred
nnd eighty Katlpunan Insurrectos. whom
Consique enrolled (bolouieu), came from
mountains and surrendered to General Sam
uel B. M. Young todav at Santa Maria.
They renounced Insurrection and swore
allegiance to the United States. The oath
was administered by the pndrq (priest) at
the church with impressive religious cere
monies. General Young attributes the sur
render to president re-election and vigor
ous prosecution ot war. Although no rifles
surrendered, this Is important as Indicat
ing a reaction among the people.
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Sulzer Introduces Resolution In the House
Urging Arbitration.
Washington. Dec. 5.—Representative
Sulzer yesterday introduced in the
house the following resolutions:
Whereas, The war in South Africa has
degenerated Into a reekless and ruthless
extermination of a brave people, lighting for
their homes and liberty.
Resolved, That the congress of the Unit
ed States protest lu the name of humanity
and civilization Hgainst a continuation of
a war which outrages the feelings of nil
liberty-loving people, and.
Resolved, That the congress of the Unit
ed States, being committed to the prin
ciple of arbitration for the settlement of in
ternational disputes, urges upon the govern
ment of her majesty the wisdom of adopt
ing this policy for the purpose of stopping
the awful atrocities now going on lu South
Sultan Iucludes In Contract Price the
Amouut of Indeinuity.
Constantinople, Dec. 3—Hassan
Paslm, Ottoman minister of marine,
and General Williams, representing
the Cramp Ship Building company ot
Philadelphia, have signed a contract
for the construction of a cruiser for
the Ottoman navy. The price to be
paid is £350,000, which inculdes £23,
0(H) as indemnity to the United States
for losses sustained by Americans dur
ing the Armenian massacres.
Captain C\ M. Chester of the United
States battleship Kentucky, with a
number of officers of the battleship', is
expected here. He will probably re
main a few days.
Reports Through Iteiuey That There is
langer ot Starvation.
Washington, Dec. 1.—The navy de
partment lias received the following
cablegram from Admiral Uemey:
Cavlte, Nov. :10.—Olllclal report form
Guam of storm and loss of cruiser Yose
mlto just received. Following men drowned:
Joseph Anderson, coal passer: Jacob Lernv
MchaOTcv. aiinrentlce tirst class: JLicuilii All-
Just as the buzzing, busv bee
Goes forth in search of honey,
So should the busy business man
By seeking trade
find money. a
V' And as the bees that buzz the most:
.v Find most of sweets they prize,
r.The cream of trade will always go
'a To those who advertise.
®otr, spimrnn -wrrmnn rreaorfcK Davis.
fireman Frank Swanson, coxswain. Two
bodies recovered, but were unrecognizable.
Governor reports danger of starvation..
Asks 65,000 pounds flour, 30,000 biscuits,
1,000 sugar. 20.000 salt pork, 20,000 rice,
all for destitute natives. IlEMEY. .,
Secretary Long has directed that the
supplies be sent.
Death of Oscar Wilde.
Paris, Dec. 1.—Oscar Wilde is dead.
He had been living in a hotel on the
Rue des Beaux Arts, where he had
been known for several months under
tlie name of Mammoth.
Disabled Victims Roast In Furnaces la
Sight of Thousands.
San Francisco, Dec. 3.—Two more
of those injured the Thanksgiving
accident died yesterday, making 21
deaths in all. Nine of the dead were
buried Sunday.
Two hundred iiien and boys had gath
ered on the sheet iron roof of the glass
works to obtain a free view of the an
nual football game between Stanford,
and the University of California.
About 20 minutes after the game had
commenced there was a crash, plainly
audible from the football grounds, and
a portion of the crowd on the roof went
The fires in the furnaces had been
started for the first time yesterday, and
the v^s were full of liquid glass. It
was upon these that the victims fell.
Some were killed instantly and others
were slowly roasted to death. The
few who missed the turnaces or rolled
off, together with the workmen in the
glass works, saved the lives of many
who lay unconscious by pulling tlie:n
away from their horrible resting
places. The police and Are department?
were soon at hand and every patrol
wagon and ambulance in the city was
summoned. They were not enonulvt
and express wagons and privatfe car
riages were pressed into service to
carry off the dead and wouuded. Many
of the injured were unconscious, while
others wore Iran led, shrieking witlj
agony, to the hospitals. The Southern!
Pacific railway hospital was only two
blocks awaj\ and was quickly filled..'
Ab#nt 40 wounded were taken there..
Others were sent to St. Luke's hos
pital and the city receiving hospital,
to private residences and other places..
At the hospitals there was soon a.,
shortage of surgeons and some of the
wounded had to wait until help came:
The roof of the glass works was not"
200 feet away from the football field,
but the 20,000 people watching the
game were too interested in the game
to notice what had occurred. It was
only when the ushers went through
the vast crowd calling for doctors that
it became known there had been an
Freight and Work Train Collide In a Fog.
Victims Were Asleep In Their Bunks.
Suisuu, Cal., Dec. 5.—During a very
heavy fog yesterday a west-bound
freight tram collided with a work
train of five cars and an engine going
east in a deep cut, about 600 yards
beyond Vanden station, causing the
death of nine workmen and injuries of
a more or less severe character to
about 20 others. The victims of the'
disaster were asleep in their bunks
in'one of the cars of the- work traiu
when the trains came together.
The dead: John Kelly, T. Keliher,
J. Ahrin, .1. Blumern. J. Hughes. H.
Kerijerhan, l\ McGovern. "Liverpool
Red," and B. A. .Milhoney.
Ma honey was not killed outright, but
died on his way to the hospital. He
told Conductor Steele that he came
from Mason county. Illinois, where he
had many relatives. Both of his legs
were broken, and he was inlured in
ternally. Keliher also died while be
ing carried to the hospital.
Score of Pel-sons Killed and Sixty Injured
on Mexican Central— Americans Flee.
San Antonio, Tex., Dec. 3.—A terrible
wreck, in which a scoi'e of persons
were killed and about 00 hurt, c»'
curred on the Mexican Central railway
Thursday between Tamanachu and
Symon. The first news of the disaster
reached here today. Edward Risclie.
a citizen ot San Antonio, was at the
scene 20 minutes after the engines
crashed together. The place where the
wreck occurred is in a Galley at the
foot of two immense hills. At the
time both trains were running 30 miles
an hour. One of the trains had on
board a construction crew, numbering
.150 men. The other was a freight
train of 55 cars. Three engines and
about 40 cars were piled up 40 feet
high. Two Americans, train employes,
were forced to flee to avoid being
lynched. The nnmes of the killed and
injured are not obtainable. This is
said to be the most serious wreck that
has ever occurred In Mexico.
South Omaha Live Stock.
^outh Omaha, Dec. 4.— Cattle—Receipts.
8,400: active, stronger native beef steers.
$4.ffi)(iir.?i0: western steers. [email protected](10: Tex
as steers.
cows and heifers,
$3.00.®4.25: tanners, $1.75(0)2.75 stoekers
and foeders, S.i.OiKal.-IO, calvcs, $3.50fa\.75:
bulls, stags, etc., $'[email protected] Flogs—Re
ceipts, 7,UOO about ue higher heavy, $4.tK
@4.70' mlxeC $4.0.KS4.07% light, $4.00®
4.72Vj: pigs, ?4.004i4.25
of sales, $4.Wi
@4.70. Sheep—Receipts, 5,800 strong: fed
muttons, $3.br®4.10 westerns, $8.70fffi4.00
common ami stock sheep, $3.10!j3.!)0: laiubf,
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