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laborers Complain of Al
lered Peonage.
*v District Attorney at Chicago Prepares
ifl V"* ,. Charges for Presentation to Grand
i :-C*,'v ».
Jury—New Manufacturing Town
Indiana. Where Millions of Dollars
Are Being 8pent, the Scene of Al
leged Violations of Law.
Chicago, Dec. 17.—A peonage case,
Involving, it is alleged, a fifteen-foot
stockade, practical imprisonment (if
laborers under a system calculated to
keep them in debt to the owners or
I*. the stockade, armed guards and es
jSfc- capes by tunnelling, will be presented
to the federal grand jury here. This
story, which, if it is substantiated,
will take rank with any charge
against the turpentine camps of tin-
South, became public when subpoe
nas were Issued to compel the attend
ance of thirty witnesses who are said
to have lived within the stockade be
fore the grand Jury. Indictments for
peonage under the federal law will be
asked by District Attorney Sims. The
stockade is alleged to be situated near
Summit, a town about thirty miles
from Chicago. Here, it is said, a
manufacturing company is spending
many millions of dollars in the erec
tion of a manufacturing town. The
laborers, it is alleged, are furnished
by and maintained by a St. Louis con
Witnesses who are said to have
been interviewed by federal authori
ties are said to have told a remark
able story. Most of them say they
|s were hired at $1.65 a day and found
themselves at the start in debt to thf1
extent of $2 commission to the agency
which gave them their Jobs and for
overalls and other goods which they
were compelled to purchase before
^beginning work. According to these
^witnesses they were charged 25 cents
for a shave, 50 cents for a pair of
socks worth 5 cents and $5 for board
worth much less than that. They
jtej. V P«ld, they state, 40 cents monthly to a
hospital fund, when there was no taos
f" pital in the stockade, and were taken
i^..-to free public hospitals when injured.
$ y ,'t The main point of the story as told is
fy' that they were not permitted to leave
the stockade while In debt to their
employers, while getting out of debt
was a very difficult matter owing to
the high tariffs at which everything
had to be purchased within the
fiiliH-ififrf-i irii -'~ililTirii'tfiiri
ade. This high, tight, plank
was surmounted by barbed wire and
guarded by armed sentries. A num
ber of laborers are said to have es
caped by tunnelling under it and a
few by braving the gunrds and scal
ing it
•aye Tipping 8ystem Is the Result of
Chicago, Dec. 17.—The tipping sys
tem as it obtains in America, and
particularly as it applies to the Pull
man company, underwent a fleeting
inquiry before Interstate Commis
sioner Lane and its existence was
ascribed to selfishness.
This statement was made by Rich
mond Dean, general manager of the
Pullman company, into whose rates
Mr. Lane is inquiring. The witness
denied that the public tips tbf porter
because he is underpaid and observed
"The tipping custom is a result of
the selfishness of persons who desire
better service than their fellows and
are willing to pay for It."
"What is the salary of a porter, Mr.
Dean?" Inquired Attorney Manahan.
representing the complainant.
"They are paid $25 a month," an-,
awered the witness.
"Does the company
furnish them
their meals?"
"The company does not."
"I think it takes that much to buy
their meals, then." commented the
Fifteen Killed and Thirty Injured In
French Disaster.
Limoges, France, Dec. 17.—A col
lision between a freight and a passen
ger train near here resulted in the
death of fifteen persons and the injury
of thirty others. Fire broke out after
the collision and most of the victims,
including the engineer of the passen
ger train, were pinned beneath the
wreckage and burned to death. The
collision occurred in the Pouch tun
between here and Drive.
Hansbrough Not Improv&iy,
Mtnneapolis, Dec. 16.—H. C. Hans
brough, United States senator from
North Dakota, who was operated on
last Fridar. is still in an extremely
serious condition at Asbury Methodist
hospital. He has not rested well since
the operation and his fever is inereas-
Enters a Plea of Guilty.
Jackson, Miss., Dec. 16. Dr.
Thomas Birdsong, slayer of Dr. A. B.
Pitts, a prominent physician of Hazel
hurst, entered a plea of guilty and in
accordance with an agreement be
tween counsel was given a life sen
tMce in the penitentiary.
Iwt X\
Member# of
Family Appear on
Sides of Case.
Irvine, Ky., Dec. 17.—The trial of
Beach Hargis, charged with the mur
der last February at Jackson, Ky., of
his father. Judge James Hargis, was
called here with both sides ready.
Members of the Hargis family, which
has been one of the noted feud sources
In the Kentucky mountains. «re on
both sides of the case. The wife of
Judge Hargis is using the money her
husband left with which to defend the
patricide. Her brother, W. Floyd
Byrd, is assisting the prosecution.
The murder, which occurred in the
store of Judge Hargis in the county
seat of Breathitt county, was the out
come of much trouble between father
and son. Beach, who is
years old, is riuhtinlly named
Beauchamp, had, It btf^ald, for sev
eral years been wayward and his
father had disciplined him, some
stories being that he had dragged the
boy through the streets Aid beaten
bim. The mother protected the boy
and supplied him with money.
Arrest of Cashier Follows Dis
covery of Shortage.
'Washington, Dee. £7.—A defalcation
of $85,000 has been discovered in the
First National bank of Somersworth,
N. H. Fred M. Varney, the cashier of
the bank, has been arreBted and the
board of directors has asked the bank
examiner to take possession of the
Institution with a view to voluntary
liquidation. This information was re
ported to the comptroller of the car
rency by the bank examiner for that
district. The examiner says the bank
has an undivided profit account of
$25,000 and he considers the lnstitu
tlon solvent, but the board of dlrec
tors declare they are unable to re
store the impairment of capital. The
capital of the bank is $10C^MM its
deposits under $200,000.
Occupants Forced to Escape in Scant
St. Paul. Dec. 17.—By the explosion
of a gas tank in a day coach on train
No. 4, southbound Northern Pacific
passenger train, two cars were de
stroyed and the train was delayed two
hours in reaching St. Paul. The ex
plosion occurred at S o'clock in the
morning as the train was pulling out
of St. Cloud.
A day coach was burned to the
trucks, not any of the woodwork re
maining. A tourist sleeper was about
half destroyed before the fire depart
ment succeeded in extinguishing the
Both the day coach and sleeper
were filled with passengers, but all
escaped without injury, those in the
sleeper being forced out into the snow
in night clothes.
Many passengers lost grips and
wearing apparel.
Claims Bryan Trlek Mule.
Mount Vernon, 111., Dec. 17.—The
claim of Allegheny county, Md., that
It is entitled to the trick mule of W.
J. Bryan because of having the larg
est Democratic gain of any county in
the country. Is disputed by local Dem
ocrats. They assert that the Marion
county vote was 60 per cent greater
this year than in 1904, Bryan receiv
ing 4,001 votes to Parker's 2,49(K
Minneapolis Wheat.
Minneapolis, Dec. 16.—Wheat—Dec.,
$1.06^4 May, $1.09. On track—No. 1
hard, $1.094 (r 1.09% I No. 1 Northern,
$1.08% iff 1.08% No. 2 Northe rn, $1.
06%& 1.06% No. 3 Northern, $1.02%
Dututh Wheat and Flax.
Duluth, Dec. 16.—Wheat—To arrive
and on track—No. 1 hard, $1.0914 No.
1 Northern, $1.08^ No. 2 Northern,
$1.06% I)ec„ $1.07 May, $1.09 July.
$1.09. Flax—To arrive and on track,
$1.43% Dec., $1.43 May, *..15%.
St. Paul Union Stock Yards.
St. Paul, Dec. 16.—Cattle—Good to
choice steers, $5.50© 6.50 fair to good,
$4.50^ 5.25 good to choice cows and
heifers, $3.50fa 4.50 veals, $5.25(^6.00.
Hogs—$r .00r»5.55. Sheep—Wethers,
[email protected] yearlings, *4.60$4.tt
spring lambs, $6.0006.76.
Chicago Grain and Provisions.
Chicago, Dec. 16.—Wheat—Dec., $1.*
01^ May, $1.06% July, »8%(L/98%c.
Corn—Dec., 57 %c May. 61%c July,
61*4® 6* Sept., 61 %c. Oats—Dec.,
49% May. 52%@52%c July,
47%c Sept., 89%fi39%c. Pork—Dec.,
$14.45 Jan., $15.65 May, $16.02%.
Butter—Creameries, [email protected] dairies,
21 25c. Eggs—28c. Poultry—Tur
keys, 14c chickens, 9c springs,
Chicago Union Stock Yards,
Chicago, Dec. 16.—Cattle—Beeves,
$3.40(a 7.60 Texans, $3.40ft 4.20 West
ern cattle, $3.25(?i5.50 stockers and
feeders, $2.60© 4.70 cows and heifers,
$1.50^/4.90 calves, [email protected] Hogs
•—Light, [email protected] mixed, $5.10tf|
5.72% heavy, [email protected] rough,
$5.15®»5.35 good to choice heavy,
$5.S5#5.75 pigs, $3.60^4.70. Sheep,
92.50® 4.70 yearling!, $4.20 ©4.90
lambs, $4.50 7.40.
•*r .fr
Representative Mondell to Fight for
Passage of Bill.
Washington, Dec. 16.—Efforts are
being put forth by Representative
Mondell of Wyoming to smooth the
way for the passage at this session of
congress of his bill increasing the
quantity of land that may be taken up
for a homestead from 160 acres to
At present the bill is on the speak
er's table, where it was left at the
last session. The Wyoming represen
tative is considering means to revive
it. He is in daily consultation with
number*, hoping to obtain unanimous
consent to allow the bill to be sent
back to conference. In case he fails
In this effort he proposes to move in
the house send the bill back to
Foraker Seeks Information.
Washington, Dec. 16.—A sweeping
resolutioi calling on the secretary ol
war for various information concern
ing the detectives' investigation of the
Brownsville afTair, referred to in the
president's message to congress, was
introduced by Senator Foraker with
a request for Inline.Hate action. Ob
jection being made by Senatqr War
ren, chairman of the committee on
military affairs, the resolution was
laid aside.
Headtong Fall Is Fatal.
St. Paul, Dec. 16.—Christ Davis, the
ironworker who slipped and plunged
headlong from the new Fort Snelling
bridge, landing head foremost on the
ice of the Minnesota river below, died
at the Fort Snelling post hospital.
From the time he was picked up anil
caried, bleeding, to the post ambu
lance his Ufa was despaired of, though
the army physicians did all in their
power to bring hir back to conscious
Result of Pswder Explosion.
Newderry, Pa.. Dec. 16.—Eight for
eigners were injured, two of them fa
tally, three douh'e houses were burned
and four others dynamited to prevent
further loss a? the result of a powder
exjdoaion. One ol the foreigners acci
dentally dropped a match into a keg
of powder.
French Tobacco Consumption.
Paris, Dec. 16.—The report of the
stntc tobacco monopoly shows that
the French nation last year consumed
$100,000,000 worth of tobacco, upon
which the government made a profit
»f $75,000,000.
Dont Mistake the Causae of Your
Troubles—A Madison Citi
zen Shows How to
Cure Thtffi
Many people never suspect their kid
neys. If suffering from a lame, weuk
or aching back they think that it is
only muscular weakness when urinary
trouble sets in they think it will soon
correct itself. And so it is with all
the other symptoms of kidney disor
ders. That is just where the danger
lies. You must cure tnese troubles or
they may lead to diabetes or Blight's
disease. The best retnedv to use is
Doau's Kidney Pills. It cures all ills
which are caused b£ weak or diseased
kidneys. Madison people testify to
peimanent enres
"Henry A. Colburn, Madison, S. D.,
cays: "Several years ago I strained
my back and after that endured great
suffering from kidney comprint
There was a dull ache through the
small of my back, accompanied by ter
rible pains in my loins and kidneys. 1
knew by the unnatnral appearance of
the secretions that my kidneys were
disordered and finall procured a box
of Doan's Kidney Pilla at Anderson's
drug store. They helped me from the
tiist, I continued and am now well and
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Milbarn Co., Buffalo,
New York, sole agents for the United
Remember the name—Doun's-and
take no other.
Fine Furs
609 4th Street,
Orders (or
or Repairing Solicited.
Persian Troops Massacre Men, Wo
men and Children.
Petersburg, Dec. 16.—A dispatch
from Trumiah says that a Turkish de
tachment arrived at Dilman to pro
tect the inhabitants against the ex
cesses of the Persian irregulars com
manded by Satar Khan. The latter,
who had been authorized by the shall
to restore order, has raised a force
of Kurds and pillaged and burned a
number of Armenian villages, killing
and mutilating men, women and chil
dren. The Armenians appealed first
to the local Turkish authorities and
then to Constantinople, whence au
thority for the intervention was re
Unknown Man Killed and Ohio Mar
shal Wounded.
Toledo, O., Dec. 17.—An unknown
man was Instantly killed and Marshal
F. C. Woods of Greenwich, Huron
county, was seriously wounded in an
encounter with five men in the rail
road yards of that village. Marshal
Woods accosted a man standing near
the postoflice and acting in a sus
plcious manner. In reply to questions
the unknown man said that he was a
stranger In the town, but desired to
leave on a freight train. The marshal
escorted him to the railroad yards
and just as they reached the tracks
four other men suddenly jumped from
behind a car and ordered the officer
to throw up his hands. He did, but in
one hand he had an automatic revol
ver, which he fired. One bullet pierced
the heart of one of the quartette, who
fell dead.
The firing was returned by the
other four and one of the bullets
struck the marshal in the back. As
he fell the quartette beat fetal to In
sensibility, then escaped.
House Defeats Amendment.
Washington, Dec. 17.—The house
defeated, by 89 to 103, the Garrett
amendment to the penal code bill
penalizing the transmission by mail
of any advertisement or information
having reference to dealings in fu
tures where the delivery of the art
icle bought cannot be made.
If every cough you catch setde* on your lungs, you have weak lungs.
Don lei the cough hang on. A hang-on" cough is dangerous to
strong lungs—doubly so to weak ones. Get rid of it in the beginning
with Piso's Cure. It acts promptly and effectively allays the irritation,
reduces the congestion, frees the throat of phlegm, clears the clogged air
passages and stops the cough. For nearly half a century the unsurpassed
remedy for the worn forms of cough*, colds and che complaints has been
€r0 PrE
President of Duma Resigns.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 17.—Nikolai A.
Khomyakoff, president of the duma,
resigned his office, following an excit
ing session in which he was severely
('oughs that are tijjht, or distressing
tickling congh- get quick and certain
help from Dr. IShoop's Cough Remedy.
On this account druggists everywhere
are favoring Dr. Shoop's Cough Rem
ody. And it is entirely free from Opium
Chlorofoom or any other stupefying
drug. The tender leaves of a harmless
lung healing mountainous shrub give to
Dr. Shoop's Cough Remedy its curative
properties. Those leaves have the pow
er to cure the most distressing cough,
and to soothe and to heal the most sen
sitive bronchial membrane. Mother's
should, for safety's sake alone, always
demand I)*. Seoop's. It can with per
feet freedom be given to even the
youngest babes. Test it once yourself
and see! Sold by Chris Schuts.
Preventics, the new Caudy Coid Cure
Tablets are said by druggists to have
four special specific advantages over all
other remedies for a cold. Firrt They
contain no Quinine, nothing hareh or
sickening. Second—They give almost
instant relief. Third—pleasant to the
taste, like cvady. Fourth—A large box,
48 Preventics at 25o. Also tine for
feverish children. Sold by Chris Schutz
Why pay more, when you cen get, not
only 90 fine lar«e cups of Dr. Shoop's
Heolth coffee, from a 25o prokage, bnta
coupon on a -fc silvered, "No-Drip" cof
fee strainer besides. Look for the coup
on— I put them in now. The satisfac
tion is, besides most berfect. Sold by
C. A. Kellev i Son.
A Valuable Tip
After exposure or when you feci n
cold coming on take a few doses of Fol
ey's ney and Tar and it will expel the
cold from your system. It cures the
most stubborn coughs and colds, and
prevents pneumonia. J. H. Anderson.
I hnv found a tried and sted nm (or tlhmi
matism! Not a rcni. dy tliat will strniKhU^i the
di-.tnrt.-tl limlw of chronic cripples, nor turn bony
growths back to flesh agiun. That is impossible.
Hut I can now surely kill the pains arid pangs of
this deplorable disease.
In Germany—with a Chemist in the City of
Parmstadi— I found the last, ingredient with
which lr. Shoop's Rheumatic Remedy was made
a perfected, dependable prescription. Without
that last ingredient. I successfully treated many,
many cases of Rheumatism but now, at last, it uni
formly cures all curable cast's of this heretofore
much dreaded disease. Those sand-like granular
wastes, found in Rheumatic Wood seem to
and pass away under the action of this remedy as
freely as does sugar when added to pure water.
And then, when dissolved, these poisonous wastes
freely pass from the system, and the cause of
Rheumatism is gone forever. There is now no
real need—no actual excuse to suffer longer with
out help. Wu sell, and in confidence recommend
Dr. Shoop's
Rheumatic Remedy
Madison State Bank
Vice President.
andOthe demand for Lake County farms is increasing. If you
are in search of a
Home in a Good Climate
where you can raise Wheat, Oats Barley Oorr», Potatoes and in
ffect everything adapted to this latiturfr and wheie
you can successfully carry on
Dairying & Stock
and where your family will have the advantages of
Then come and see me, and I will show 'ou iust what you want
If you are renting land now, paying $3 to $5 annual
iental, I will show you iust as good xand and sell
it to you at what you wil pay out in rental
where you are in three ye^rs, and
will give you easy terms ol payment
If you want
good location in Madison
i&f^e Lumber of substantial buildings have been built
in Madison the past fceason and the cit'r is steadily
growing in population.**"
Correspondence Solicited
Chas. B. Kennedy,
have such
on draught at
for vou.
Prioate stock, Wiener style, Bottle beer
•t all Leading Saloons in the city.
L. J. AHMANN, Agent.
We handle only the
pest and deliver to
all parts of the city
Successor to Jones & Metcalf.
will deliver promptly to any part of the
the best grade ol

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