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Great After Inventory (Clearance Sale!
Corner Sixth arid Wabasha Streets.
Of All "Slow Sellers." Prices Knocked to Nothingness! Shoes of the Highest Standard for Men and Women! Every
Price a Revelation in Economy! Huge lots of dependable, seasonable Shoes
But once in our recollection was there a Shoe Sale planned and executed on a scale so monumental as this— and that was our own memorable Shoe Sale of October, 1595. To surpass it— to make
a new record for Shoe Sales in the history of our house, preparations have been under way for a month; and now we are ready. Don't let the following prices mislead you in thinking they are low grade
Shoes, such as are masquerading as "great bargains" about town. Tis not so. The offerings of this sale embrace Shoes made by America's best manufacturers. To assure our out-of«town customers
a chance at these exceptional offerings, the sale of them will not begin until 8:30 o'clock TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY MORNING.
£\ f^ l-J 7_\ I I p__^ r^^""l F7^ We will £ ive to any dealer or customer any pair of Shoes in the house if he or
***- V" *"** a. jI-^j- _^_J ____ ____^ I J_L____/ she (we care not who) cannot find in these offerings the values as advertised.
Ladies' French Kid, Louis XV. |^| jpH - A mixed lot of 800 pairs Ladies' fine Kid Hand-Turn Shoes, some of them J*§| __*B Another lot of Ladies' fine Kid _§k _M _?s__&_
Heel Hand-Turned Lace Oxfords; ■Jg^ P Carmencitas, some Prince Alberts, some Romeos. They are regular $2, $3 and *J / 0 J 3 "" 00 , and Lace - Boot 3' hand " \1 "f f I
some Black, some Bronze; an ac- X IB - AY S turnsoles, some kid tops, some U) I B %_&
cumulation of St, s_tandfi*? Shoes 99 II df I $4 grades. Nothing wrong with them, but we are discontinuing the lines. To make m ■ cloth tops; several styles of toes; m _\^^
„. „. v^' "+ -" D _—W__9 I? mostly small sizes; about 400 pairs in all; ff
i hey 11 go at a riddance they must cro at _____ _\ they are reg-uiar $5.00 and $6.00 shoes. I a States m_M
' J ° They'll be sold at ■""■•i ________ ~_W
A broken lot of Ladies' Russet _f§ _f\ __ 500 P a 'rs Ladies' High-Grade Kid _**_. _m_b^ Another large lot of Men's Shoes. A j^q oa ; rs T a( ]io~' Wrio-Vit <_ _Hfc M\ _-_.
Hand-Turned Oxfords; most of J§ I J P Button and Lace Boots, some hand- _T| fl ft _ T _4 A£_ **•«*« fine Kid Button and Lace _4 fl £_
them are The Curtis & Wheeler #1 _M_ «* turn soles, some welts some kid tops, J? ffljj y amei, calf, .ingle and double Joiea; _% I i II Boots, round and square toes, 111 I l_f I
11 , j~., _____ _\ __\ some cloth tops; all stylos or toes; most , "*_Pjai som ■* of them mrl* «__!_> ■ c p W r.l „!._•-.-• •__ X___"**___ HMu.Bg „.,.• _i I „#P*«_ ~ __s3
make; regular $2, $3 and $ 4 Shoes. 8| * of them are Laird, Schober & Mitchell's ai B / Ze are _£nau & ?Son"; w. su.eT fe B i ' hi! f' '^frf V \ . Hi 1
They'll be sold at E ,^ F make: S5 and S6 - rade - We will & et rid of t__f IJF fit you out of the lot; they are S3, 54, S5 I - fif ll ,* h / &ra ,_l c ' kand-turned Boots that I il ■■
' these also at. ~S^ and $6 grades. Will be closed out at. .. . «■%*#%*? sold from $ 3 to *5. They'll be closed out at ■ _ \_ff
Another large lot of Ladies' Patent Leath- 268 pairs Ladies' Kid and Calf Oxfords, several 360 pairs Ladies' Russet Kid Oxfords, high About 200 pairs Old Ladies' Common-s-nse
er Kid and Ooze Kid, hand-turn £S» |S| styles of toes; some of the J&J f± f* grade turn shoes, some with cloth *\ _f\ * Welt Sole Button Boots- thev #fe._l EH «
soles, Louis heel, 1, 2 and 3-strap g H JjJ Kid Shoes in this lot have 111 to P s - some with kid tops. A mixed I II IP 'will o- 0 very early in the'sale *kfl MB
Slippers; some of them are Laird, * * W handsome cloth tops. They V I yK lot of $2, $3 and $3 . 50 shoes. %& %M U as th'cy are' the elsewhere 1 V I #H
Schober & Mitchells ; make .These ||J consist of $4 and $5 lines. pi | j Round and square toes. They'll -I - I kind-the old ladies' comfort I «
are regrular-$2. $3 and $4 grades. JJvu B Well get nd of them at. .. . aB%?V be closed out at W We close them out at 11l W
We shall try to assist in fitting as much as we are able, but everyone who attends this sale must hay? patience and try to do a part of the fitting themselves, because of the unprecedented rush.
Delegates Arriving nt St. Lonls to
Attend the Annual Meeting "Which
Will Open Wednesday Al»ont
Two Hundred Delegates Are Ex
pected to Be in Attendance.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Feb., 7.— Delegates
to the National Assembly League of
.American Wheelmen began arriving
tonight, but not in quantity. Only
about twenty-five are here, but the
main body of delegates will come pour
ing in from all overthe country tomor
row morning.
Second Vice President C. Frank Kir
cker, of Xew Jersey, and his delega
tion, comprising seven in all, arrived
tonight. President Isaac B. Potter and
the New York delegation will arrive
early tomorrow morning. C. C. Mon
aghan, chief consul of the Southern
California division, arrived tonight.
"Wednesday is the opening day of the
association, which will probably ad
journ Friday noon. There are 360 votes
In the assembly, but only 200 delegates
are expected.
At 10 o'clock tomorrow morning the
national committee on highway im
provements will hold a preliminary
meeting, at which will be present the
chairman of the similar different state
committees. Otto Dorner, of Milwau
kee, national chairman of this com
mittee, will arrive tomorrow morning.
The only other meeting to be held to
morrow will be a meeting of the chief
consuls at night. The two delegations
most strongly represented will be from
New York and Pennsylvania.
Second Vice President Kircker said
t< night: "Indications point to Potter's
re-ele :-_k>n to the presidency, as ther->
has J .en no candidate openly an
non- ed to opnose him. However, it Is
Vi (Ty hard to tell, tor letters have been
.lying back and forth for the past
three months. A caucus will be held
"Wednesday, and the political situation
■will then be more certainly ascertain
ed. The Ellis faction will caucus to
morrow at Chicago and come on to
this city. The convention will be held
ln the Southern hotel."
Will Build New Boats for the In
land Lake Regatta at
White Bear
The Mlnnetonka Yacht club held a
very enthusiastic meeting ln the
rooms of the Jobbers' association, Min
neapolis, last night. The question of
completing membership ln the Inland
I_ake Yachting association was
broached by Fred Hopkins, ln a res
olution declaring It as the sense of the
meeting that the club take steps look
ing to affiliation with the central body.
After some discussion, the motion was
The board of directors reported the
revised rules which will govern the
club next season. Slight amendments
only change them from what they
have been in the past, and these were
made to make them conform with the
Intriiake rules, so that Minnetonka
l>o;.'ts could be entered in lnterlake
events. The report of the board of di
rectors was adopted unanimously.
. Fred Hopkins announced that he
■would this season build a boat in the
one-rate special class and suggested
that others who intended to build de
clare themselves at once. The an
nouncement had the declred effect, and
the following may be expected to add
to the Minnetonka fleet: Peat and
I>un woody, Watson and Bell, the
Phelps, Brown and Semple syndicate,
*he Breezy Point syndicate and "L. S.
Rand. All of these will build in the
Spinnaker special class.
Makes Five More Points in the Whist
Contest With .Minneapolis.
Another game in the series of contests be
tween the St. Paul Chess and Whist club and
the Minneapolis Chess-Checker Whist club
was played last night at the rooms of the St.
Paul club.
It resulted ln a net gain for the St. Paul
players of five points, thus placing them _3
points in the lead. The letters S and M pre
ceding each pair score indicate the place of
residence of the players.
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pg T 1
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PLAYERS. °* U_ jjg
C» _ »
s- «* z. -b
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. • •
Bronson and Hemphill (M.) 125 i
Bunn and Gordon (S.) 135 _
Sargent and Metcalf (S.) 122 | j"
Briggs and Montgomery (M.) __8| ! "fi
Satterlee and Jennison (Al.) 126 | j
Williams and Davis (S.) j __» '{'■■"
Buford and Aliller (S.) 125..
Gray and Barnard (Al.) i 135 2
Peeks and Sykes (Al.) 125! "1
Hay and Youngman (S.) I 135! _'
Potter and Bixby (S.) 127 1 I
Brlnsmaid and Frazer (A 1 .)...... i 133 I" \"
Burgess and Carpenter (Ai.) j 125 ..!!""
Countryman and Taylor (S.) i i_.=, •> ' '
Vogel and Woodruff (S.) 129 j _J.
Kerr and Hawkins (AI.) j 131J
Sullivan and Webb (M.) : 125 ]'.'.'.'.
Ivos and Nelson (S.) j ! 1351 2" "
Sperry nnd Sanders (S.) | 121 1 \.X.'.
Pye and Barney (M.) | | 139 !!|6
Butterfield and Spencer (AI.) ! 132 \.\\ fi
Lawton and Kingold (S.) [ 1281**1.
Patterson and Reed (S.) 126; \.\
AlcAlillan and Perkins (Al.) ! -3.|!J i
Nicholson and Colligon (M.) 133 |'!|6
Greene and Graburn (S.) j 127. i.
Willis and Carson (S.) 136 19.'.
Kilbourne and Johnson (AI.) i___!..l.'"
Storer and Ledcrer (Al.) 121 ! .. ..
Ames and Tiffany (S.) 139 6"!
Kipp and Duell (S.) 131 4**
Shepard and Brush (M.) ! 129].. ".
Totals 202912131 ..J. .
Average _ 7 \ 133! .!
St. Paul gain j 133 j
Minneapolis gain '.'.'.'.']'. '.'..\..\_
St. Paul net gain, 5. — Had 18 before^
Two Propositions to Be Considered
nt a Meeting Tonight.
The members of the Capital City Driving
club, and a number of other St. Paul gentle
men who are fond of their roadsters will
meet this evening at the Metropolitan hotel
to talk over horse matters.
The meeting will consider two propositions
which horsemen consider of Importance to
The first Is that the funds now In the
club treasury be applied to the purchase di"
sultable prizes for another set or two of
match races. The other Is to take the money
on hand as a nucleus and establish a re
serve fund, which can be used in defraying
tho expenses of constructing a boulevard
somewhere near the city this spring, where
not only the club, hut all lovers of horse
flesh could find the pleasure they so much
The officers of the clu/b ask all horsemen
to be present as other matters of Interest
will be taken up.
His Offer for Anson's Services, He
Asserts, Wits Not Made Seriously.
CHICAGO, Feb. 7.— A special to the Trib
une from Baltimore, Md., says Manager Han
lon Is represented as telling two different
stories about the alleged offer to Anson. One
Baltimore sporting editor persists in quoting
his as saying that he will make an offer to
the veteran player, and two other base bail
writers report him as denying having made
any such statement. Tonight the Baltimore
manager referred to the whole matter as a
joke. Said he:
"Ol course, I had no thought ol Anson
coming here. Anson is a man worth, I sup
pose, $100,000, and whose salary and percent
age for the last ten or fifteen years have
amounted to anywhere from $10,000 to $15,
--000 por annum. It Is not likely that he will
go hawking his services, about the country,
or that he would come to Baltimore for any
such sum as we could afford to pay him.
If Anson stays in base ball it will be as a
manager and for a big consideration. The
talk I had about him coming here had no
serious foundation. 1 said there was a good
deal of base ball still left in him. and that
If we could get him it would be a go.d
advertisement for us. I am a great admirer
of the old man. and I thought it might do
him some good If it was reported about
that Baltimore was after him. We have a
good enough first baseman now. Anson's
strong point is not his first base playing.
Since the story has been so well circulated,
1 may, in self-defense, write to Anson and
ask his terms. I am not compelled to accept
them if they don't suit me."
Would Be Glad to Have a Western
League Team.
ROCK ISLAND, 111., Feb. 7.— A meeting of
citizens, interested in base ball, was held
this evening to initiate some action ou tha
tender to this city of a franchise ln the
Western association, made by President
The meeting adjourned until Wednesday
evening to await the receipt of more explk-it
Although favorable to the organization of
a team, the meeting was not informed
whether the club of one of the towns to be
dropped from- the association would be trans
ferred here or not and , those present did
not care to assume the burden at this time
of selecting a team.
Challenge Accepted.
NEW YORK. Feb. 7.— Earle Reynolds, who
Is now traveling in the West telegraphed
from Detroit today as follows:
"Have writ.en Nilsson to po-t forfeit at your
office at once, which I will cover immediate
ly, for a series of short distance, straight
away races, for $200 a side."
A few days ago John S. Nilsson, the cham
pion speed skater, issued a challenge to all
skaters for races from one-quarter of a mile
upwards for the championship of the worid.
The above Is the first reply to Nilsson's chal
liiu Bout Stopped.
PHILADELPHIA. Pa., Feb. 7.— The twenty
round fight for the 105-pound championship of
the United States, scheduled for tonight at
the Olympic club between Steve Flanagan and
George Ross, was not pulled off.
District Attorney Schaeffer. of Delaware
county, had notified the sheriff that the pro
posed event would be contrary to law, and the
latter In turn told the managers. He said he
would allow the other bouts, but not the big
Morris Park Entries.
NEW YORK. Feb. 7.— The entries for the
spring stakes of the Westchester Racing as
sociation, to be held during the spring meet
ing at Morris park, which closed on Wednes
day last, were made public today and number
Johnson Wants a Race.
Louis S. Johnson, of St. Paul, challenges
George Sudheimer for a match race for any
distance from one to five miles or a series
of races.
Dwyer and Snyder Sign.
Articles of agreement were signed yester
day for a wrestling match between J. L.
Snyder and M. J. Dwyer, catch-as-catch-can
style, best two falls ln three, Lancashire
rules, strangle hold barred.
The referee Is to be chosen the day before
the match, which Is to be wrestled at the
St Paul Athletic club, Feb. 15. The men
are to meet at catch weights and pin fall
are to be Insisted upon.
Three-Mile Race.
NEW YORK, Feb. 7.— ln a three-mile race
J. K. McColloch. the amateur champion of
the world, defeated Gabriel Bellefeullle and A.
T. Pupke, the two latter skating ln relays of
a mile at the Ice Palace tonight.
Race Hotrses Shipped.
NEW YORK, Feb. 7.— James R. Keene
shipped blx race borses to England today.
They are all 3-year-olds, Cock Robin, Easter
Gift, Nautch Girl, Blushing Bride, Maid of
Erin and a bay filly.
Evidence as to AVhat Spectators
Si-.id After the Shooting Was
Ruled Out by the Court One of
the State's Witnesses Confused in
His Identifications.
WILKESBARRE, Pa., Feb. 7.— The
trial of Sheriff Martin and his deputies
for the killing of the strikers at Latti
mer resulted today in the defense
scoring a couple of strong points. The
court ruled out evidence relating to
what spectators said after the affair,
and one of the state's witnesses posi
tively identilitd a man, who, according
to the defense, was not on the scene,
as one of the men who did the shooting.
The morning session was taken up
largely with the consideration of the
quarrel between attorneys In the case,
who clashed on Saturday after the
court had adjourned, and with the
matter of bail for the defendants.
The judge warned the attorneys that
any repetition of the offense would be
severely punished, and took occasion
to criticise the sensationalism of cer
tain papers reporting the trial.
The court accepted bail for all the
accused deputies and the sheriff in the
amount of $6,000 in each case, making
$402,000 in all. Bail was furnished by
the Philadelphia Surety company.
The first witness today was Silas
Jones, justice of the peace of- West
Hazleton. He wa. asked what the
spectators said after the shooting.
The defense objected.
After listening to all the arguments
the court sustained the objection, thus
shutting out the evidence. This is re
garded as an important point gained
for the defense.
When court met again in the after
noon, George Yeager, who testified
that he joined the strikers and march
ed with them to Lattimer, was on the
stand. He described the meeting with
the sheriff, and said the sheriff drew
his revolver and pointed it at the
strikers. He grabbed one of them and
pulled him out from the others, all the
time holding the pistol at his breast.
Then some one shouted to shoot, and
the deputies fired.
"After the first few shots," said the
witness, "there was a volley, and then
a number of separate shots, and eleven
men were killed in five minutes, and
lots wounded."
Point for Defense.
He said, during the course of his
cross-examination, that he could point
out any deputy whd was present at the
shooting, and the defense immediately
scored a point by calling up in front
of the witness stand John Hampton,
chief of the Coal and Iron police.
Yeager was asked if he had seen
Hampton with the deputies.
"Yes, he exclaimed; "he was in the
line and was holding his rifle this
way," and he illustrated the position.
The defense will prove that Hamp
ton was not on the scene at all, but
was ln Hazleton at .the time.
Thomas Hall, clei~k of pie Valley ho
tel. In Hazleton, testified to a conver
sation he had heard on the Sunday
following the shooting from the lips of
Deputy John Turner. Turner was in
the hotel and he said, sneaking of the
"We all marched out to Lattimer
and as the strikers came up I heard a
shot. It seemed to come from the
ranks of the strikers, and then we
opened up. I shot nine of them and
killed five."
On cross-examination, Hall said he
did not know whether Turner was
blowing or making a statement of fact.
The next witness was Christopher
Brehn, a miner of Cranberry. Brehn
said he was at West Hazleton when
the strikers arrived, and that he
talked with Bornhizer, one of the dep
uties, who wanted him to join the dep
uties. Bornhizer said: "Every one of
these d— d strikers ought to be shot."
On cross-examination, the witness
admitted that he had been jailed once
for a week on the charge of burglary,
but that he had been bailed out and
Witnes Costello said he was
helping a wounded man when Deputy
A. E. Hess approached him. He was
about to detail the conversation which
ensued, and by which the common
wealth hoped to prove malice on the
part of the deputy, when the defense
A long argument ensued, during
which the jury was dismissed, and at
its conclusion the court adjourned and
the decision will be rendered in the
Defeated in the Opening Games of
the Winnipeg Bonspiel.
Special to The St. Paul Globe.
WINNIPEG. Man., Feb. 7.— Judge Cory, of
St. Paul, and Smith and McLeod were de
feated i,n the grand challenge competition of
the bon-iiiel today. Fifty-two games have
been played.
Tomorrow the St. Paul and Duluth rinks
will tempt fortune in the competition for the
Walkcrvllle trophy.
The city is crowded with visitors from all
parts of the country and every train brirgs ln
more. There are two thousand here.
Millers Won at Base Ball.
Special to The St. Paul Globe.
DULUTH. Minn.. Feb. 7.— The first of a se
ries of Indoor base ball games for the cham
pionship of the state waa played here tonight
between the teams of Company G, of Duluth,
and Compainy I, of 'Minneapolis. The game
was a hot one for five Innings, neither side
scoring, but r.ogers, the Minneapolis pitcher,
had better staying qualities than the local
twirler. and the Flour City men won out by
a score of 5 to 1. Rogers struck out four
teen men, and but two hits were secured off
hi 3 delivery.
One Chess Game.
Special to The St. Paul Globe.
NEW YORK, Feb. 7.— Only one of the four
games scheduled to be played in the inter
scholastic chess tournament at De la Salle
institute today was completed. Brown de
feated Werthelmer ln the only game decided,
giving Cutler school its first victory. The
games adjourned will be declined tomorrow.
Ended in a Draw.
TRENTON, N. J., Feb. 7.— Referee Sam C.
Austin decided the fifteen-round contest be
tween Billy Whistler, cf Philadelphia, and
Tommy White, of Chicago, before the Palace
Sporting club tonight, a draw. White pos
sessed the advantage up to the thirteenth
round, when Whistler started In and the
honors favored him from that time until the
Five-Round Fight.
DUNKIRK, N. V., Feb. 7.— Jack Donovan,
of Cleveland, knocked out Frank Mayo, of
New York, tonight before the Dunkirk Ath
letic club In the fifth round.
Saratoga Stakes.
SARATOGA, N. V., Feb. 7.— At a meeting
of the directors of the Saratoga Racing as
sociation, it was decided to announce fifteen
stakes for the coming meeting.
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 7.— The supreme
court today confirmed the findings of the
yiontgomery county court condemning to death
Charles O. Kaiser for the murder of his wife
at Norrlstown Oct. 28, 1896.
Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 7.— J. H. Pell, aged 65
years, postmaster of Goodwill station, was
murdered by unknown parties, and his store,
which he run In connection with the postoffice,
Columbus, 0., Feb. 7. — George Wylie, aged
24 years, was arrested here this afternoon on
a telegram from Laurelvllle. O. His arrest
grows out of the mysterious death of Bsssle
Neff. of Adelphl. He is not charged with her
Font Service Between Chicago and
the We.st Innu»urnted by Two of
the Competing Roads Ruth of
the Train- In on Time After Fast
DENVER, Col., Feb. 7— The "Color
ado Special," the fast train of the
Northwestern and Union Pacific, pulled
into the union station today at 1:_0,
ten minutes ahead of scheduled timo'
having accomplished the run from Chi
cago, 1,060 miles, in twenty-efght and
one-half hours.
The run from Omaha to Denver was
enlivened by an exciting race with the
Burlington train, which left Chicago
simultaneously with the Northwestern.
The latter reached the switch a few
minutes ahead of the Burlington. Gen
eral Manager Edward Dickinson, As
sistant General Passenger Agent Alfred
Darlo and other of the Union Pacific
officials hoarded the special at Omaha
and made the run into Denver.
From Omaha to Denver the Burling
ton hit the time on the dot. There
was no hitch to mar the race. One hot
box on the dining car bothered some,
and one on the chair car a little, but
the time was easily held and caught in
spite of these annoyances.
The finish of the run was as exciting
a bit of traveling as one usually ex
periences in the West. Twelve miles
up the Platte valley the trains raced
neck and neck, and the Union Pacific
flyer got over the crossing first only
J low He Recently Received an
American Who Was Introduced
t«V Him.
Poultney Bigelow In "White Man's Africa.
In an armchair beside a round table
sat Paul Krueger. The rest of the
room was occupied by as many swar
thy burghers as could find seats. They
wore long beards, and gave to the as
sembly a solemnity, not to say stern
ness, suggestive of a Russian monas
tery. My friend led me at once through
the circle of councilors, and said a few
words to the president, who rose, shook
hands with me, and pointed, with a
grunt, to a chair at his side. He then
took his seat and commenced to puff
at a huge pipe. He smoked some mo
ments in silence, and I watched with
interest the strong features of his re
markable face.
He embraced me in his great bovine
gaze, and wrapped me in clouds of to
bacco. I felt the eyes of his long
bearded apostles boring through the
back of my coat. My good legislative
friend and mentor was sympathetically
troubled as to the reception I was
about to receive. It was not a wholly
cheerful moment, though I tried to
look into his great eyes with some de
gree of confidence. At last, as though
he felt angry at being forced into
speech, Krueger said gruffly: "Ask
him if he is one of those Americans
who run to the English queen when he
gets into trouble." The question was
roughly put; the reference was possibly
to Hammond and other Americans who
had received English government as
sistance. On the face of it the words
contained an intentional insult, bui in
Krueger's eye was no such purpose at
that time, and with all his gruffnes3
I could see that there was elastic
ity in the corners of his mouth.
His twenty apostles watched me in
silence, and I decided that this was not
the time for a discussion as to how
I far Uncle Sam need apologize for lean-
because both could not cross at the
same time.
CHICAGO, Feb. 7.-The "Chicago
bpecial," the new fast train from Den
vei over the Union Pacific, Denver &
Gulf; the Union Pacilic and the Chicago
& Northwestern railways finished Its
first trip two minutes ahead <.r sched
ule time, and when it pulled into the
Northwestern station at 8:43 o'clock this
evening all the engines in the yard
tooted a loud greeting. The run of
1,082 miles from Denver to Chicago waa
made ln twenty-eight hours and thir
teen minutes, and officials of the three
lines over which the train Is routed say
the running time can be cut from one
to two hours If desired.
No serious hitch occurred anywhere
on the road during the lirst run." hut at
several points the train wa.s detained
ten to fifteen minutes, and while the
time thus lost was being made up it
ran in some places faster than a mile a
minute. The run of 490 miles from
Council Bluffs, 10., to Chicago wan
made ln thirteen hours and eighteen
A new fast train for the East over the
Cake Shore, leaving Chicago at !»:30,
was put in service tonight, enabling
passengers on the "Chicago Special" to
make close connections.
CEDAR RAPIDS, 10., Feb. ?.— Just
after leaving Boone the Chicago sp cial
was detained fourteen minutes owing
to the uncoupling of two cars in round
ing a curve. When the train g<t under
way again, a speed of sixty- five miles
an hour was attained as the train ap
proached Marshalltown. Cedar Rapids
was reached at _:52 p. m., three minutes
ahead of time. The run of 270 miles
from Council Bluffs to Cedar Rapids,
over the Northwestern road, was made
in seven hours and twenty-seven min
ing on the arm of Britannia. "Tell
the president," said I, "that since vis
iting his jail here I have concluded
that it would be better policy for an
American to ask assistance of .Mr.
Krueger." This appeared to break the
Ice, for Krueger's face expanded into
a broad smile, and his twenty bearded
burghers laughc-d immoderately at my
small attempt to treat the BUbJect
"Wanted nn Illustration.
From the Xew York Journal.
Raggs— What made de lady In de brick
house set de dog on yer?
Taggs— l told her I wuz ln de late war an'
had a narrer escape at Bull Run. She said
dat wuz several years before her time, hut
she always had a curiosity ter se how It
wuz done, an' den she let de dog loose.
Work for the Emperor.
There are 1,500 people upon the German
emperor's list of employes. Including _.",ti fe
male servants, who are engaged ln locking
after the twenty-two royal palaces and castles
that belong to the crown.
Coloring Aluminum.
It Is suggested that there Is a good open
ing for an inventor in the devising of a
process fcr changing the color of aluminum
from Its natural white to a yellow, golden,
or bronze tint, similar to the "finish which is
given to brasd.
Different Now.
From the Chicago Record.
Slmklns— l thought you said Breezy was
wedded to the truth.
Timklns— So I always thought.
Simkins — Well, if he tvtr was he's a wid
ower new.
A Mall Clerk's Record.
A railway mall clerk ln Illinois has trav
eled 803.754 miles and handled 57,916,141 pieces
of mall ln twenty-four years.
Snakes Feign Death.
The habit of feigning death when attacked
has been found to characterize several va
rieties of snakes.

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