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I *3? /w-, 1 TWICE-A-WEEK PLAIN DEALER FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 1909. BY MEAD PUBLISHING CO. Official Paper ot City and County CRUSHED IN THE ICE, Thrilling Experience on B6ard a Sealing Vessel. X*. & HOW THE SHIP WENT DOWN. (Smashed In Amidships and Powferlas* to Escape, She Was Swallowed In the Icy Deep—The Wild Rushof the Crew to Escape on the Floe. Constant peril menaces the hardy crews that fearlessly sail into the ley northern seas and risk their lives in the dangerous work of hunting the v.. seal. In Harper's Magazine George Harding, the author, writes drniuatic ally of the sinking of tbe ship on which he sailed with the Newfound .Ht'land sealing fleet. His experience was uniquely perilous. The Bhlp was crushed like an egg in the ic-e. "On the bridge were the captain and L^Lr-', watcli uuxiously awaiting the chance to head the ship out of the moving v*4 ice into the stationary pack of which the big, sheet -was part. The bowline lay 011 the barricade, ready for tienv lng when the crew should be ordered on the floe to haul the ship's head around. Aloft, the spyman searched the gloom for signs of a hull in the confused and tremendous waste. "Then there came a terrific crush. The vessel, caught In the trench be tween the raftering sheets, was pow erless to escape. The smash of break- lng timbers rose above the gale as a great- corner of ice crushed the ves gej'fj side amidships. The captain and watch rushed to the engine room. It was filled with steam, the inflowing water having already reached the fires. A glance showed that nothing could tlle r- illnish''f "•'A water. The firemen ,1 were retreating. The first of them, *4 like a creature from another world, ££j coal begrimed, undershirt clad, reached fif' the Ice sheathed deck, spreading panic In his path. Above the haUng of questions and shouts that no man J,5^ could understand caine the voice of skipper he knew the situation as no other man. j£V* 'Men,' he shouted, 'the ship *11 go! Pack your clothes—save the grub!' "Then It was confusion everywhere. The crew poured up the hatchway, hauling clothes boxes and bags, crowd lng over the side, colliding In midair as they half tumbled and half slid down the ropes, then back for food Laboriously the heavy pork barrels were hauled by hand from the after hold, where men bravely tolled. Oth ers fought their way aloft, where the sails were stowed. The canvas cut loose, bellying out in.the force of the gale, was dropped to the deck. Punts were slipped from the davits. Some, hitting the ice with a crash, were stowed iu. Throughout it all the cap tain shouted: 'Hani them punts and grub farther off! Farther yet! Farther!' "The water, rapidly rising, drove the men from the lower hold. They re treated to the deck. Then the inflow, level with the ocean, ceased. The ice •..v for the time held the ship in its grip. Second by second passed, bringing no change. In that brief Interval each man suddenly thought to save the thing he most desired. A wild rush was made to wheelhouse, to cabin, to the ship's storeroom—every man for himself—a scuffle to get the thing most coveted and escape to the Ice. With one it was a rifle from the ship's ar mory to replace the antiquated muzzle loader at home with another, the $ ~rr, 1 t. I: ship's compass or the barometer with the after galley cook it was the cabin dlslies. In the cabin a crowd surged to the medicine chest, scrambling for liniments and pills, smashing anything that was an obstacle in their way. Such was the scene when the cry arose on deck, repeated by fifty men and echoing throughout the vessel, "Tla time to lake to the Ice!' Then a great rush to be clear of the doomed ship as W the mass of men, some empty handed, jjgjsj^ others laden, defending their spoil from r&fj* the unsuccessful, plunged on to the 'ce t,f'r "The ship was sinking fast. It was iliS-y but short leap for the last man from her deck to the loosening ice. The men stood on the tloe, looking the ship over from the bow, lifted high, to the stern, now below water. V§ "'A pity to lose the vessel,' they said. 'Wonderful hard to lose the trip fat.' "Then came the final plunge. The mainmast, reaching over the floe, broke as the weight of the vessel pulled it under. The great anchors sliding from the bow added to the tumult, as every thing uot frozen solid to the deck crashed into the house and galley. For a second a flash of flame shot from the overturned stoves then nothing save a few seal pelts and broken oars lay on the surface of the troubled hole iu the tloe where the Grand Lake had dis appeared." Parisian Amiability. »m The mother-in-law question' la" as acute iu Paris as in London, but there are ladies who do not seem to be al ways at loggerheads with their daugh ters' husbands. According to a wit ness iu court, some sous-lnrlaw are ex tremely tolerant fellows. A lady was giving evidence as to the disposition of her daughter's husband, and as evi dence of his kindly nature she explalu ed to the judge: "Oh, M. le President, \sjji4 the young man is of the completest A.*} amiability! 'Believe me, he has been married to my daughter eighteen months, and be has not once threat ened to strike me!"—London Standard. The hearts of the people are the only legitimate foundation of empire.—Chi nese Proverb. DeWitts Little Early Risers, gentle, easy, plei sant, small little liver pilla. Sold by Edward T. Lomas, SETSY SMITH MUST SERVE LIFE SENTENCE of Parole Refuses Clem ency to Slayer ol Husband. Betsy Smith will have to spend the rest of her days in the penitentiary, the board of parole says. Her petition for pardon has been refused and the board intimates that her daughter's confession that she alone killed Mike Smith, the prisoner's husband, was a lie told' to aid the mother. Mike Sm,ith was a railroad man. One night he was shot through the head while in bed and blinded. His wife did not get his life insurance. A little later he was poisoned by eating rough on rats in mince pie. When MRS. BETSY SMITH. Mrs. Smith tr.ied to claim the life in surance, she and her daughter and two men, friends of the women, were arrested. The Woman was inuicted and sentenced lor life. The daughter, Cora, later came for ward and made a confession, in which she said she alone was guilty. She was sent up for life, but brooded over her misspent life and- killed herself in the penitentiary by eating spaders which she caught in her cell. Now the authorities say they think the girl made a false confession because of her love for her mother. HARDIN FACES TERM IN PRISON Former Des Moines Detective Must Go to Penitentiary. Unless the supreme court grants a rehearing, which Is unlikely, Eli Har din, one of the best known detectives in the central west, must go to 'the penitentiary, having been convicted of spiriting witnesses from the state. Hardin won fame jn the Betsy Smith murder case at Des Moines several years ago when he was chief of detec tives of the Capital city. He was known to all the crooks in the country and to every peace officer in Iowa. Wis downfall started when he- was accused of kiE«tasr a woman who came FORMER DETECTIVID EU HARDIN, to his office to consult him. She filed charges against him and after a long, sensational trial before the police and fire commissioners lie was acquitted, but Mayor Mattern forced his resigna tion just the same. Then came the charge of running witnesses out of the state to prevent their testimony from reaching the jury. Hardin is in the west at the bedside of his wife, and many of his friends propose to see. that he gets a pardon soon, if .It can be done. IOWA FIREMEN SOON TO MEET Annual Tournament to Take Place at Osccola, July 2 and i, & ONE a 3. Iowa firemen—hundreds of them— from all parts of the state will assem ble at Osceola, July 2 and 3, for the annual tournament, where races and all sorts of athletic stunts w,ill be car ried out for prizes and glory. Osceola is famous for its hospital ity and a fund of nearly $2,000 has been raised to entertain the visitors. There will be besides the races of hose teams, foot races, coupling matches, etc., contests between bands for valuable prizes. Probably half a dozen bands will be present. Lutherans Will Hold Meeting. Probably 3,000 members of the Nor wegian church will gather In Des Moines, June 9, to attend the annual meeting of that denomination. They will come from all parts of the United States and among them will be intny prominent members of the chynjh. One of the events of the gathering will he the address of Governor J. F. Hanly of Indiana, the man who has so torn up Indiana politics by his indorse ment of the temperance movement up on all occasions. Women Who Are Envied. Those attractive women .who are love ly in face, form and temper are the envy of many, who might be like them. A we^1', sickly women will be nervous and irritable. Constipation or Kidney poisons show in pimples, blotch es, skin eruptions and a wretched com plexion. For all such, Electric Bitters worn wonders They regulate Stom ach, Liver and Kidneys, purify the blood give strong nerves, bright eyes, pure breath, smooth, velvety skin, lovely complexion. Many charming women own their health and beauty to them. 50c at P. A. Clemmer's. llll f.W. C.A. BUILDING AT DES MOINES Situated at the corner of Ninth and High streets, it is'a handsome building New Home of the Young Women's Christian Association Is of the handsomest homes for the Young Women's Christian •association in the United States has just been opened at Des Moines. It cost completed $70,000 and was paid for when the house warming took place. Fitty-sixth Regiment Will Go Into Camp at Lake Okobojl. The west shores of Lake Okobojl will look like a camp of army in July, when Colonel W. T. Chantland of Fort Dodge will assemble Ifis regiment, the Fifty-sixth, I. N. G., for the annual tour of duty under canvas to study the art of war. Colonel Chantland has seen much service since he graduated from the State university and was captain of the Fort Dodge company when it went to the front in the Spanish war. He will have besides the headquarters' band from Fort Dodge, companies COLONEL W. T. CHANTLAND. from Webster City, Mason City, Boone, Emnietlsburg, Sioux City, Sheldon, Rock Rapids, Sac City, Ida Grove and Fort Dodge with him for ten days. The camp is located on the banks of the lake, giving the men a chance for batli,ing and an occasional fishing expedition when duty does not call. Three troops of the Second cavalry, "U. S. A., from Des Moines will join the camp, after the long ride overland to teach the guardsmen what they can of campaigning and field dutyy. BALLOONS FOR BIG TOURNAMENT Baldwin's Airship Being Tried Out at Fort Omaha for Occasion. Preparations for the big military tournament to be given in Des Moines In October are being made and already details of signal corps officers of the United States army have assembled at Fort Omaha, the aeronautic school of the army, from Washington, D. C., and Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to experi ment wjth captive and free balloons of the globular form and the Baldwin dirigible. Baldwin's machine will be one of the big attractions at the Iowa maneu vers and will. make dally flights. It is a huge cylinder of silk, filled with gas to make it just a trifle heavier than the njr. Gasoline engines drive the big pan in front and lift it from the-ground and it is steered with two rudders aft. It carries two men and It Is proposed to attempt to fly from Des Moines to Omaha when the tour nament. closes. Thrown Open to 6uests. 1 1 1 gay of three stories and a basement of brick and stone. In the basement are shower baths and a swimming pool. Above is the dining ball and a large assembly room fcr lectures and enter tainments. The feature of the build ing is a large and completely equipped DES MOINES Y. W. C. A. BUILDING. V#- GUARDSMEN TO STUDY ART OF WAR t- Farmer Drowned While Fishing. While fishing at Iowa Falls, Michael Rush, a well known farmer, fell Into the Iowa river and was drowned. His body Hiis found by his wife. He was sixty vears old. If you expect to get the best and most relitble preparation for Kidney trouble, inflamation of the bladder, rheumatism, rheumatic pains, weak back and backaehe you must get De Witt's Kidney and Bladder Pills. They act promptly and are sure. Sold by Edward T. Lomas. A gymnasium, where the hundreds of g,irl members receive athletic training of all sorts. On the top floor are a number bf handsome furnished rooms, which are rented to the members, and many of them make their homes there. From a modest beginning, the association has grown rapidly in recent years and v. iB is a close rival now for number of members of the Y. M. C. A. The money for the building was raised by popular subscription after a hard campaign. Des Moines merchants contributed Ub erally. 1 GRAND ARMY MENTO TAKE FORT DODGE Adjutant General Newman Ar ranges (or Encampment. Every G. A. R. man in Iowa- will either be at Fort Dodge June 8, 9 and 10 or wished he was, for the annual encampment will be held on thoso dates, and a large attendance is ex pected. Adjutant General George A. NeW man has made arrangements for the meeting, wl\'ch have been approvea by J. C. Milllman, department com mander. There will be a parade and sSif GENERAL CJJouitUK A. NEWMAN, the Fifty-sixth regiment band will fur nish the music. Among those who will deliver addresses are: George D. Per kins, J. P. Connor, S. F. Proiity, W. P. Hepburn and W. S. Kenyon. George Rinehart will preside over campflre. BYERS SUCCEEDS PICKEL Will Assume Duties of State Oil In spector July 1. Captain H. M. Pjckel will turn over his guage and books as state oil in pector to General Melvin H. Dyers on July 1 and the old soldier, who so well managed the military affairs of the state during the Spanish-American war, will assume the duties. There were many applications for this position, but Governor Carroll, after looking the field over, decided that the soldier of two wars, who form erly lived at Glenwood, was the man. General Byers served with honur Ml GENERAL MBLVtN H. BYERS?-® during the civil war and later assisted in organizing the first National Guard regiments in the state. When Gov ernor Shaw went into office he was a major in the old Third regiment, I. N. G., and was picked upon by Governor Shaw as the right man for adjutant general. He had' been jn office but a short time when the Spanish war came and General Byers assembled the foui regiments of state troops at Camp Mc Kinley, Des Moines, in twenty-four hours and fitted them for the field, where they made an excellent record. He was also successful in securing from the general government without trouble the amount of money spent by the state in feeding and equipping them for the field. Certain Cure fur Aeblnff P**t Shake into yoar shoes Allen's Foot Ease, a powder. It cures Tired, Ach ing, Callous, Sweating, Swollen feet. At all Druggists and Shoe Stores, 25c. Sample ERBE. Address, Allen S. Olm sted, Le Roy, N. Y. 66w4 "W In An Emergency Where many people dwell together, or in a family, scarcely a day or a week passes that some member of the family does not become constipated or has in digestion, siel» headache, heartburn, flatulency, etc. It is then that you need a remedy like Dr. Caldwell's Syr up Pepsin, which cures these diseases. Every family should have a bottle al ways at hand. It is absolutely guaran teed to do what is claimed, and if you want to try itbefore buying, send your aidress for a free sample bottle to Pepsin Syrup Co., 119 Caldwell Bldg., Monticello, 111. It is sold by all drug gists at 50c and $1 a bottle You who have occasional trouble from indigestion, such as sour stomach, belching of fas, sour risings and weak stomach, should not delay a moment to help the stomach digest the food for all these little ailments, annoying both to yourself and to others, are caused simply by undigested food in the stom ach. Kodol for Dyspepsia and Indi gestion taken occasionally will soon re lieve you of all the simple stomach ail ments that you now have, but which may be more serious later. Try Kodol to-aay and take it on our guarantee. We know it will do what we say it will do. It is sold by Edward T. Lomas. Most cough cures and cold cures are constipating, especially those that con tain opiates. Kennedy's Laxative Cough Syrup is free from all opiates and it cures the cold by gently moving the bowels and at the same time it soothes irritation of the throat and lungs and in that way stops the cough. It is especially recommended for children, as it tastes nearly as good as maple sugar. We sell and recommend it.— Edward T. Lomas. 2 We are so certain that I Itching, Bleeding and I Protruding Piles can at ways be relieved and &b- Bolutely. cured bit this ointment that we positively ffuarantcesatfo faction or money refunded. »te.5 Dr. A.W. Chase's dealers or Dr. A. W.Chase Medicine Co.,Buffalo,N.Y. Ul IT I III 6 5 1 ,» 4i I O, THE WOOL QUESTION I also buy Hides, Rags, Rubbers, Bones, Old Scrap Iron and Metals of all kindsfigg N. I. 'Phone 376 Ilk For sale by P. A. Clemmer, Druggist Sll::: CHIRPS OF A CHERUB. A fellow feeling either makes us wondrous kind or makes us feel like a fool. -k Never trust a husband with your diamonds. He may lose them or thn pawn tickets. If the fool catcher attended strictly to business, some people would have to sprint in automobiles. Love in a cottage is real pretty i| man's inner consciousness needs othei Interior decor utions. ,» Never say nasty things about rn other woman, because a man may go to the other woman to hear what she may have to say of you.—Kate Thyson Marr, in the Sunday Magazine- OIE\ THE ^r,t. Which positively closes at 9 o'clock p. m. on Tuesday, June !f' t*. ^15th, at which time the following prizes will be awarded: An Elegant $400| Piano J'i fl. .v. fully guaranteed by both the makers and our local- music dealer, Mr. G. H. Kellogg, will be given absolutely free to the young lady turning in the largest number of votes secured subject to the rules which have been given and such other voting conditions as may be subsequently promulgated. To the young lady securing the second largest number of votes, a Certificate worth $100 on the purchase price of any piano Bold by G. H. Kellogg if redeemed within six months from close of contest. Every contestant securing 50,000 votes or more will be given a Piano Certificate good for $50 on the purchase price of a piano, redeemable by Geo. Kellogg anytime inside of six^months..frpip close of contest. Voting Certificates, issued for subscription payments, are issued as follows: 1 year, new 800 votes, $1.00 1 a a 4 0 0 $ 1 0 0 1 year, back ..600 votes. $1.00 ,-ev 5 years in advance 7,500 votes, $5.00 5* 10 years in advance 15,000 votes, $10.00 j./ -v- «20 years in advance 30,000 votes, $20.00 'V Ballots or voting certificate once received and adimitted to the count cannot be transferred under any circumstances. All certificates will be numbered consecutively that their validity may be proven at all times. In event of a tie vote for either of the prizes, the value of the trophy tried for will be divided or trophies of equal value will ^provided. 1^ Only in case of error or irregularity shall the publisher be allowed to tell whom anyone voted for. Be sure you know who you are going to vote for before coming to ballot as the editor o^nyone will posit-! ively not give you any information on the subject. The election will close on Tuesday, June 15th, at 9 o'clock p. m. Ten days'prior to closing election the •judges will carefully lock or seal the ballot box. The box will be kept in the Cresco Union Savings Bank where the voting must be done during business hours and ^cked up at night until the last day of the contest when the box will be open Irom 7 to 9 p. m. at some place to be hereafter designated, in charge of the judges of the con test. Voting may be done during this time, bat promptly at 9 o'clock the ballot box will be closed and the judges will count same and announce the ladies winning in their turn. The last ten days all voting must be done in the sealed box. From that time until the final count no an nouncement of standing of candidates will be published. If you do not wish anyone to know who you vote for place your cash subscriptions, together with other coupons in a sealed envelope which will be furnished you, and put same in ballot box. This will give everyone a fair and square deal. -f .. IN REGARD TO Call on me, for I pay the HIGHEST CASH PRICE 'J' "7T «saa 14K -•ISAM FELDSTE1N Successor to JOE BLOCK Trouble Makers Outside. When a sufferer from stomach trouble takes. Dr. King's New Life Pills he's mighty glad to see his Dyspepsia and Indigestion fly, but more, he's tickled over his new fine appetite, strong nerves, healthy vigor, all because Btom ach, liver and kidneys now work right. ORa Ty A /II Stallion Service. The Clydesdale Stallion, "Govern or," insures a living colt for $10.00. Makes the entire season at home one mile south of Cre3co. THE CONVERSE STOCK FARM. We know of nothing better for cuts, burns, bruises, scratches, or in fact anything where salve is needed, than DeWitt's Carbolized Witch Hazel Salve. It is especially good for piles. We sell and recommend it.—Edward T. Lomas. iav VV/W(.',1.".AiVWk'WV t^/'