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Days Condensed. HOME AND FOREIGN ITEMS News of the Industrial Field, Personal and Political Items, Happenings at Home and Abroad. THE NEWS fBOM ALL THE WORLD CONGRESSIONAL. In the senate on the 27th Senator Quay made an effort to secure a continuous ses lon to consider the statehood bill, but failed. The day was spent in consideration of the bill with the exception of an hour devoted to a speech by Senator Scott (W. Va.) on the pension laws... In the house an anti-trust bill, a measure making in toxicating liquors Imported into states sub ject to the latters' jurisdiction, and the senate bill to increase federal judges' salaries were passed. A resolution was introduced! declaring it the sense of the house that the treaty with Great Britain as to the Alaska boundary Is perfectly plain and needs no interpretation In the senate* on the 28th a sharp debate was precipitated when Mr. Rawlins called up his resolution directing the secretary of war to furnish the senate the proceedings of a number of courts martial in the Philippines, alleged abuses in the army being the subject The statehood bill was further considered!... .In the house, the time was occupied in considering the Indian appropriation bill. On the 29th a message from the president was read in the senate. In which he asked for the necessary power to cooperate with Mexico and China regarding the. restora tion of the parity of silver and gold. "The army appropriation bill was re- ported....In the house the Indian ap propriation bill was passed, and con sideration of the post office ap propriation bill was begun. Mr. Brlstow '(N. Y.) introduced a bill Increasing the *alary of the president of the United States to $1*0,000 a year, and an anti-trust measure was reported, which proposes rigid amend ments and penalties for violators of the Sherman law. DOMESTIC. Harley Edkins, conductor, and Ed ward Darling and Thomas Swank, bmkemen, were kilted in a railway wreck near Satterfleld. Pa. Lorrin Andrews, of New York, has been appointed attorney general of Hawaii by Gov. Dole. Thirty citizens of Stratford, la., were arrested for holding up a coal train and seizing several cars of fuel. Dora Meek, the 17-year-old girl of Centralis 111., who has been asleep 120 days, has revived and is reported as rapidly recovering. Judge W. R. Day, secretary of state tinder President McKinley, has ac cepted an appointment to the United State Supreme court to succeed Jus tice Shiras. Philip Doblin, of New York, con fessed perjury before the house com mittee in declaring he offered a $3,000 bribe to Representative Lessler. of New York. Joe Thomas, a negro desperado, was caught by a mob and burned at the stake near New Orleans for the murder of Sheriff Oury. Railroad officials declare lack of motive power deprives them of one third more traffic. At the United Mine Workers' con vention in Indianapolis a report against "government by injunction" was adopted. John Mitchell was re elected president. Boughton, Ford & Co., bankers at Burton, O., made an assignment, with -assets of $500,000 and liabilities of $300,000. Max Waldenburger, representative of a German horse meat company, is en route to Chicago, where he will establish a horse slaughtering plant. The Kansas legislature has ap pointed a commission to investigate the coal famine. Printing unions in conference at In -dianapolis reached an agreement for, harmonious action in labor and other matters. Three men robbed the Bank of Steeleville, 111., of $3,000 and escaped in carriages. Gov. Yates sent his secretary to Indianapolis to offer to John Mitchell a place on the Illinois board of arbi tration. The business portion and a number of residences of Buck Creek, Ind., were burned. Four me'n. robbed the Citizens' bank -of Waterloo, Neb., and escaped with $3,500 in cash. William McKinley's birthday anni versary was celebrated at Canton, O.. with a banquet at which President Roosevelt was chief guest and speaker. The exchanges at the leading clear ing houses in the United States dur ing the seven days ended on the 23d -aggregated $2,396,267,362. The in -crease compared with the correspond ing week of last year was 7.6. Soft coal miners announced at the Indianapolis convention that 12J4 cents a ton wage increase will be de manded and strike ordered if neces sary. The convention adjourned. Further progress has been made by Minister Bowen in negotiations with allies for settlement with Ven ezuela and raising of the bloekad. is expected soon. Twenty-five person were killed and dozens hurt, many fatally, in a col lifeiou on. the Central Railroad of New Jersey near Westfield. The "get coal" convention in Wash ton decided that enforcement of present laws will correct evils. The Kansas legislature passed a bill authorizing the use of voting machines in the state. Ariens McClure, 92 years old, builder of the firfct courthouse in Laporte county, was found dead in bed at La porte, Ind. John I. Fiddler, proprietor of the Forest hotel at Marionville, Pa., killed his wife and himself. Lucille Colbert, a Bear Creek (Wis.) milliner, was arrested on the charge of setting fire to her shop and burning up nearly th entire tov/n. In a train collision near Vailsburg, Ariz., 20 persons were killed and 12 more perished in blazingcars. Charles Coe, B. Lane, A. A. Aroey and J. Peterson, Iowa stockmen, were killed in a railway wreck near La Fox, 111. President Harper announces that the University of Chicago has absorbed Illinois college at Jacksonville, one of the oldest colleges in the west. Exercises in memory of the late Thomas B. Reed were held in joint convention of berth branches of the Maine legislature. President Mitchell of the United Mine Workers has declined a place on the Illinois state board of arbitration. Representatives of the allied powers held a conference with Mr. Bowen and are said to have raisd a serious hitch in Venezuelan negotiations by demanding that their claims be settled before tho&e of other nations are considered. The question of responsibility for the limitation of the hard coal production was the issue before the anthracite coal strike commission in Philadel phia, and operators may be called as witnesses. A concerted movement is on foot to retire Miss, Clara Barton from the presidency of the American Red Cross and to reorganize the society. The president and Mrs. Roosevelt en tertained at the white house in honor of the supreme court. John T. McDonough, formerly secre tary of state of New York, has accept ed the appointment of justice of the su preme court of the Philippines. William Garland fatally shot Mrs. F. B. Ncal, of Warrensburg, Mo., and killed himself at Clifton, Ari. While en route to a funeral Benja min Gillen and Thomas Crisman were run down and killed by a train at a crossing at Darlington, Ind. Yard conductors and yard brake men over the entire Erie railway sys tem have been granted an average increase in wages of 11 per cent. Further reports from Tucson, Ari.. say that probably 50 persons lost their lives in the railway collision near there. John Foltz, Fred Matthews, Henry Piepenbrink and Conrad Miller were killed in an explosion at a packing plant at Fort Wayne, Ind. A resolution introduced in the Kan sas legislature amends the state elec tion laws so as to exclude all negroes from voting. The president has renominated George E. Roberts, of Iowa, as direct or of the mint. A bill to suppress prize fights and boxing in Illinois with militia and without call from the sheriff has been introduced in the Illinois legislature. The time of the coal strike com mission in Philadelphia was occupied in listening to representatives of the Philadelphia & Reading Coal & Iron company, the last of the large' coal companies to put its case to the com mission. Levi Ankeny, millionaire banker of Walla Walla, has been elected United States senator from Washington. PERSONAL AND POLITICAL. United States senators have been elected as follows: Indiana, Charles W. Fairbanks (Rep.) Wisconsin. John C. Spooner (Rep.) Kansas, Chester I. Long (Rep.) South Caro Una, Asbury C. Latimer (Dem.) Ne vada, Francis G. Newlands (Dem.). E. W. Pettus has been reelected to the United States senate by the Ala bama legislature. Former United States Senator John B. Allen died at Seattle, Wash. He was a veteran of the civil war. FOREIGN. King Oscar of Sweden is dangerously ill at Stockholm. Av volunteer force organized to dis- perse the ladrones in the province of Zambales, in the Philippines, was sur rounded and defeated, three Americans being killed. A British naval officer at La Guayra says that the Venezuelan blockade will soon be raised. In celebration of the coronation of King Edward, 60,000 poor people were banqueted in Calcutta. Crown Prince Gustaf of Norway and Sweden has assumed the duties of the regency of the two kingdoms during the illness of his father, King Oscar. The British steamer Graffo was sunk off Ramsey island and 16 of the crew were drowned. About 50 women patients in the Colney Hatch Insane asylum in Lon don perished in a fire which de stroyed five buildings of the institu tion. Eight Americans were killed at San Marcial. Mexico, by Yaqui Indians. Sentence of death passed upon Col. Arthur Lynch for high treason has been commuted to penal servitude for life by the British government. Robert Planquette, famous pianist and composer of "The Chimes of Nor mandy" and other well-known oper ettas, died at Paris, aged 53 years. Panama is hopeful that the canal will be built by the United States with out intervention by Europe and con sider the treaty mutuallj advantage ous. Judge McDougall, of Toronto, one of Canada's bestknovvn judges, was found dead in bed. Fears are entertained in North China that Yung Lu, the real ruler of the empire, is plotting another outbreak against foreigners. Maj. Edwin F. Glenn, of the Fifth infantry, has been acquitted at Ma nila on the charge of unlawfully kill ing prisoners of war in the Philip pines. The Venezuelan affair is deadlocked by the demand of Germany, England and Italy for preferential settlement. JL.ATER. Ex-Governor Long, McKinley's sec retary of the navy, is very sick at his home in Boston. The Clyde line steamer Gulf Stream, from New York to Philadelphia, went ashore in a fog off Cape May. The crew was removed in safety. The big Greenpoint plant of the Standard Oil company on Newton creek near New York, has closed down, throwing 1,000 men out of work. The measure prohibiting the prac tice of Christian Science or of mind or faith cures in healing, was defeated overwhelmingly in the house of repre sentatives of New Hampshire, the vote being 70 to 194. The senate committee on foreign re lations authorized favorable reports upon the Alaskan boundary treaty and the protocal for the extension of time for the ratification of the Cuban reci procity treaty, but failed for lack of time to reach a dicision upon the Pana ma canal treaty. The private car of President Mellen of the Northern Pacific railway, was nearly destroyed by fire at Prescott, Ariz. An immense ice gorge has formed in the Pennsylvania river between Mc Keesport and West Newton, Pa., threatening damage to much property. A fast express train on the Pennsyl vania railroad collided head on with a freight near Leslie, Pa., killing Engi neer Moyer and Fireman Gearhardt. A number of passengers were injured. A sudden sinking of ground on one of the slopes of the Telegraph mine at Bingham, Utah, split the house of James Johnson, a miner, and instantly killed two of his sons. The attorney general of New York decides that offering a pass to a legis lator and the acceptance of the same is a violation of law. Lee S. Overman was elected to the U. S. senate by the legislature of North Carolina. Thebusiness portion of Rio, Wis., was destroyed by fire. A severe blizzard swept Upper Mich igan the 30th. The British war office has decided to invite tenders from Canadian farmers for the sapply of fresh meat to the British army in South Africa. The Olympian games scheduled for Chicago in 1904 have been transferred to St. Louis. Over 500 letters were found buried in a lumber yard at Toledo, O. The envelopes had been rifled for jewelry and New Year's gifts. Naval Constructor Hobson, who won glory in the Spanish-American war by his daring action in sinking the Merri mac in Santiago harbor, has tendered his resignation from the service on ac count of an affection of his eyes. Brigands have been terrorizing the Caucasus recently, levying tribute on towns and holding up trains to an ex tent hitherto unknown. Congressman Rumple from Iowa died in Chicago. The three shift system, by which work will be kept up day and night, will be inaugurated in the gun car riage shops at the Washington navy yard. Germany is trying to purchase war ships from Chile. Gold was found near Metropolis, 111., in small amounts. E. C. Peter has been appointed dep uty attorney general for Hawaii. He is well known in California, having been a student at the University of California and Stanford university. Baron Speck von Sternberg, the en voy extraordinary and minister pleni potentiary from Germany to Washing ton, arrived at New York on the steam ship Augusta Victoria. Lees Barnes and George Sflverthorne fought a duel with nine-inch knives in a small cabin twenty miles from Red ding, Cal. Silverthorne is dead while Barnes cannot live. The men were gambling for small stakes and quarrel ed. The Iowa inebrinte law is valid, ac cording to a decision rendered by Judge A. H. McVey of the distrct court of Des Moines, who holds that it differs from the Wisconsin law, which has been held to be unconstitutional. TWIN CITY MARKETS. Minneapolis, Jan. 31 WheatNo. 1 northern, 75c No. 2 northern, 74c May 75 %c, OatsNo. 3 white, 32c CornNo. 3, 40c. Rye No. 2, 45c. BarleyNo. 3, 47a Flax51.15. ButterCreamery, ex tras, 24@25c creamery, firsts, 22@23c dairy, fancy, 20(3 21c. PoultryTur keys, 8@9c chickens, 7@3c Hay Upland, fancy, $8.50. St. Paul, Jan. 31. CattleSteers, $email@example.com cows, S3.00 @4.00. Hogs $firstname.lastname@example.org Sheep muttons, $5.00 lambs. $6.00. MINNESOTA NEWS, Official Figure*. The government statisticians have figured up the agricultural results for the pabt year, and are out with a report in which Minnesota appears very prominently. The state holds its old position of pre-eminence in wheat, having produced 79,752,404 bushels from an area of 5,737,583 acres, the yield per acre averaging 13.9. At 61c per bushel, which is the average price the government figures that farmers received for their wheat, the crop brought $48,648,966 to the state. North Dakota is next to Minnesota in the production of spring wheat, show ing 62,872,241 bushels raised from 3,954,229 acres, having a value of $36,- 465,900. Next in spring wheat is South Dakota with 43,973,033 bushels, taken from 3,604,347 acres, and bring ing to the state $25,064,629. In mak ing these estimates the government uses 61c as an average price for Min nesota, 58c for North Dakota, and 57c for South Dakota. Minnesota with 667,500 acres plant ed to flax and a yield of 6,942,000 bush els shows up well, but it is North Dakota that takes the palm. The farmers of North Dakota planted 2,- 160,000 acres, the largest area ever de voted to flax, and from this immense area have taken about 25,000,000 bush els. Renovated Batter. The renovated butter business has in creased more than 1,000 per cent in Minnesota during the past six months. There were 51,000 pounds of the pro duct manufactured in the state in July, 1902, but since that time the business has increased, until in December 575,- 474 pounds were made. The output since July 1 tias been 2,084,952 pounds. The manufacturer of renovated but ter, under the oleomargarine law, which went into effect July 1. 1902, must pay a tax of one-fourth of a cent on every pound produced. Although there were eight or nine renovated butter factories in the state when the law went into effect, only one manu factured any of the butter during July. Another factory took up the making of the butter in August, and the out put for that month was more than three times that of July. There are now six factories in the statetwo in St. Paul, two in Minneapolis and two at Duluthand all are doing an im mense business. A State Demonstration. Governor VanSant has returned from St. Louis impressed with the idea that the Louisiana Purchase exposition gives Minnesota an opportunity to demonstrate to all the world the won derful resources of the state, and he desires to see the legislature appropri ate a sufficient sum for this purpose. The site selected for the Minnesota building is a commanding one, and ad joins the government building, on which $2,000,000 will be spent. The site is nearer to the fair proper than that of any state building, the Mis souri building,which will cost $200,000, being excepted. It is proposed that the Minnesota exhibit be made a comprehensive dem onstration of the state's resources. For instance, it is suggested that in the mining section an iron mine in mini ature be reproduced. The governor has been asked to aid in securing an exhibit showing the importance of river transportation. Cats and Does. J. M. Adams, one of the agents of the Humane society of Minneapolis, has conceived of a unique plan in disposing homeless or abandoned dogs and cats until the requisite fund, with which to open a regularly equipped home for thi purpose, is forthcoming. For some time Mr. Adams has been collecting these deserted creatures and taking care of them at his own home. As they increased in numbers, Mr. Adams found himself reduced to the extremity of advertising for homes for his forsaken pets. As a result, he has been receiving numerous letters from Pipestone, Still water, Watson and several other Minne sota towns, and even from South Dako ta, offering comfortable homes to the dogs and eats,and even tendering mon ey for the privilege of adopting them. Married Too Soon. Albert Green, a farmer, was convict* ed of perjury in the district court at Duluth for having sworn falsely to the clerk of court when he applied for a li cense to wed. Mrs. Jennie Devard, his bride, it appears,was divorced from her husband less than six months from the time Green made his application. Green had been informed of the law in such cases, but declared there was no legal impediment to his marriage. Rode with Dead Man. Dead, his form rigid and sitting up right in the cutter, his glassy eyes star ing in front of him Alexander Dodd was driven through the streets of Du luth bv Lientenaut Briggs of the local police, who did not discover he had for his companion a corpse until the Red Cross hospital was reached. Dodd was ill and was being taken to the hos pital for treatment. Exposure to the cold air brought on death. Kcwi in Brief. Word has been received that Ray Halt, son of a Bay City attorney, whose unaccountable disappearance from Du luth last November has given his par ents endless worry, is holding a situa tion in Cripple Creek. Charles A. Wood has been appointed postmaster at Heron Lake and C. A. Eassmussen at Red Wing. The annual meeting of the State Editorial association will be held at St. Paul, Feb. 19 and 20. Admiral Schley will visit the Twin Cities the latter part of February T first of March i THus.season E of catching cold is upon The cough and the sneeze and the nasal twang are to be heard on every hand. The origin of chronic catarrh, the most common and dreadful of diseases, is a cold. This is the way the chronic catarrh generally begins. A person catches cold, which hangs on longer than usual. The cold generally starts in the head and throat. Then follows sensitive ness of the air passages which incline one to catch cold very easily. At last the person has a cold all the while seemingly, more or less discharge from the nosei hawking, spitting, frequent clearing of the throat, nostrils stopped up, full feeling in the head, and sore, inflamed throat. The best time to treat catarrh is at the very beginning. A bottle of Peruna prop erly used, never fails to cure a common cold, thus preventing chronic catarrh. Proverh Wrong. "Think twice before you speak once," aid the man who quotes "that, sir, I think, is a good motto." "1 don't think so," said the Cynical Codg er. "While you're thinking of those two things some other fellow will have a chance to get off the brilliant remark."Baltimore Herald. To Be Well Spoken Of. Uncle GeorgeIf you would have men peak well of you after you are dead, culti vate a- sunny disposition and be kind and sympathetic with all. TomYes and it you would have men speak well of jou while you are alive, be rich and prosperous.Boston Transcript. (Jtvlnar 'Em Stones. A man has been sealing tarred stones for coal to people of Connecticut. That stoiv about wooden nutmegs can't be true.Pnil adelphia Record. Every time the unexpected happens the I-told-you-so person is on the spot.Indi anapolis News. When jealousy claims a woman, Love and Hate shake hands.Town Topics. CATARRH THIRTY YEARS. CONGRESSMAN MEEKISON OF OHIO. Hon. David Meekison is well known, not only in his own State, but through- out America. He began his political career by serving four consecutive terms as Mayor of the town in which he lives, during which time he became widely known as the founder of the Meekison Bank of Napoleon, Ohio. He was elected to the Fifty-fifth Congress by a very large majority, and is the acknowledged leader of his party in his section of the State. Only one flaw marred the otherwise complete success of this rising statesman. Catarrh with its insidious approach and tenacious grasp, was his only unconquered foe. For thirty years he waged unsuccessful warfare against this personal enemy. At last Peruna came to the rescue, and he dictated the following letter to Dr. Hartman as the result: "I have used several bottles of Peruna and I feet greatly benefited 1 thereby from my catarrh of the head. I feel encouraged to believe that if i I use It a short time longer I will be fully able to eradicate the disease of thirty years' standing."David Meekison, Member of Congress. I Ask your druggist for a The Department Mnat Be Glad. Since David Kaphokohoakimohokeweon ah resigned his office as postmaster at Keo kea, Island of Maui, Hawaii, the fourth assistant postmaster general has been un able to hnd anyone to take the oihee. David of the unpronounceable name has been holding down the office ever since Hawau was made a territory, but some time ago he got more lucrative employment on a sugar plantation at three dollars a month and lett the government service, where he received $24 a year. Mr. Kaphokohoa kimohokeweonah is said to be a lineal de scendant of the famous King Kalitapokami kokiwealoha, who, tradition tells, was "very, fond ot missionaries."N. Y. Sun. WKile many people have been cured of chronic catarrh by a single bottle of Peruna, yet, as a rule, when the catarrh becomes thoroughly fixed more than one bottle is necessary to complete a cure. Peruna has cured cases innumer able of catarrh of twenty years'stand ing. It is the best, if not the only inter nal remedy for chronic catarrh in ex istence. But prevention is far better than cure. Every person subject to catching cold should take Peruna at once at the slightest symptom of cold or sore throat at this season of the year and thus pre vent what is almost certain to end in chronic catarrh. Send for free book on catarrh, entitled Winter Catarrh,'" by Dr. Hartman. "Health and Beauty" sent free to women only. free Pe-ru-na Almanac WitH the old surety. St.Jacobs Oil to cure Lumbago and Sciatica Thet* is rach word as fail. Price* S5e. sad 50e Rub with W hy He I* Called a Martyr. TeacherJamie, can you tell me why Lincoln is called the martyred president? Jamie'Cause he has to stand for all t-e Lincoln stories. Chicago Record Herald. Ignorance. De StyleHave you ever heard of ping pong? Gunbusta (innocently)Oh, yes I fre quently take my laundry to him.Smart feet. A. She Understood it. HeMiss Fadden is getting to be quite famous as an antiquarian. SheIndeed! Why, I had no idea she was that old.Chicago Daily News. "Yes, they call it a 'rural play '\but it seems to me there's something lacking." "Why, so there is. There's no mortgage on the farm."Philadelphia Evening Bul letin. "Look at the crowd of women going into Mrs. Gabbie's hou&o. What's the attrac- tion?" "Detraction. The sewing circle meets there to-day."Philadelphia Press. "What are i!hey arresting the man for?" "They caught him selling coal in short measure strawberry boxes."Cleveland Plain Dealer. As to His Hair.Tes?"Sh declare* her beau's hair is natural. Is that straight?" Jess"Straight as a dye."Philadelphia Press. "Being a theatrical'manager comes nat ural to him." "Yes he was born with a cast his eye."Philadelphia Bulletin. Some people take a great deal of pains to choose the lesser evil when they could get along without either.Puck. There is no education JUke adversity. Disraeli. Hard Wo rk makes Stiff Joints. Mexican Mustang Liniment and the sore muscles become comfortable and the stiff joints become supple. Good for the Aches and Injuries of MAN or BEAST.