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PLAIN WORDS TO
RICH AND POOR
Pastor Russell Delivers a Mes
sage of Peace.
COD THE SOURCE OF WEALTH
8peaking In Madras, India, the Preach
er Explained the Divine Plan of Re
dsmption God Is No Respecter of
Persons and All Mankind Shall Be
Measured by the Same Standard.
Possession of Riches No Bar to the
Lord's Favor The Sin of Selfishness.
Feb. U.-The For
eign Missions In
inltteo is here. Our
tho Victoria Hall,
was trended to
hear Pastor IUis
Hell. He spoke
twlco Iiere today.
Wo report one of
from the text:
"Tho Messing of
tho Lord. It uinketli rieu; nnd He ndd
eth no sorrow llierowlth." (Pro verbs
x, 22.) Ho snld:-
Tlie tiling which strikes tno specially
us I visit jour feat city for the first
time Is the marked contrast between
the palaces of your (superior quarter
and Hie lioveln of Hluektown-tho eon
trust between great riches, nnd great
poverty. Hut think not Hint I have
come Into your midst (o Hpealc words
whhb would engender hi rife or even
discontent. Italher my message will
he one of peace. 1 bear you the Mes
sage of the Kingdom of God's dear
Son-tho Kingdom for which we have
nil so long prayed, "Thy Kingdom
come; Thy will be (lono on earth, as
it is dune In heaven."
The liieiiialillcs. mental and phys
ical, will h prevail fiuiongst us as mem
bers of a fallen race, produce naturally
our inequalities im respects wealth and
social conditions; If Is well, therefore,
thai we should not accept the rabid
views entertained by many, but we
should tlilnk soberly, dispassionately.
Wo should not. be 'quick to think
of i he wealthy as robbers of the poor
and injurious to the g; iieral welfare,
wholly M'Uisli and under Idvinc repro
bation. We hliould remember that I xl
Hiiu-vlf is very rich. All the old and
(lie silver ni'o Ilis, and the rattle llp"ii
u ' t hoiisand hills, with Inliniie power,
he mid human coinpwlieti'ilon.
We should rruienibcr that it is writ
ten that "Abraham was very ic h.'niid
that liis riches did no! interfere with
the fact that he "h:i- the friend of
tiod.'' and that to him (iod j.ave 1 li.il
great promise i-i incd by the Iivlne
oath, which Is the hauls of all hope for
t In: bi( -it of (he world: "In thee and
In thy Seed shall all the families of the
enrlli he bh'i ...d " Other liable hnr
ii( tors-nii (he pa;-,r-t of history ce lifted
as larrlng possesed great wealth.
Many of us have erred in thinking that
the wealthy arc to be measured by oth
er standards than niv (he poor. And
could anyone properly urge that If rich
and p.mr be measured by the same
moral standards - (he poor would be
found more noble minded than (ho
rich? We think not.
We should therefore tlow the mat
ter of poverty and riches philosophi
cally. I'.oth poor nnd rich should be en
couraged to use faithfully the opportu
nities which (hey possess and (o wall
patiently for tho Lord's time nnd way
for the Introduction of tho new order
of things which lie has premised, na
Bured that It is not in our power to ci
ther hasten or delay the Plvlne pro
gram. Bible Counsel For the Rich.
The Aisistlo nays, "Charge those
nniongst you who tiro rich that they
trust not In uncertain riches" Tho
history of centurion corroborates (ho
Apostle's words. Tho rich ntul prom
inent of ouo day liecome the poor 'and
forgotten of another, "ltlches tako
wings" In a mnuner that poverty rare
The talents nnd opportunities which
hove brought grent wealth to sonio of
our prominent Americans have brought
wenlth and prosperity Id smaller
measure to thoso associated with them
hi their enterprises. Indeed, lu some
respects the entire world, and partic
ularly America, owes them a debt of
urntltnde for their energy nnd perse
verance In tho exercise of their talents
and opportunities Along such broad
Iln, And If some of these have been
negligent of their opportunities for tho
re distribution of their wealth In the
Interests of (heir fellow men. nil (he
snore should (Ids throw o halo of hon
or alMiut the heads of those who have
Tciiii'iubcrcd Hint wenlth, like ull olh
r g"eat talents, Is to be used, uot too
KellMilv. hut for the public good.
My mind took (his course of reason
In.'! as I looked at tho handsome edi
fice occupied by tho Y. M. C. A. of
this city, and I was Informed that It
v,iis the gift of Ono of our American
merchant princes, Mr. John Wnnn
rinker. of New York nnd rbllndel
frtilH. I snld to myself. Heboid nn In
stance In which riches have been gen
erously expended, even in n fnr-off
land, for tho benefit of tho masses and
vrlth a desire to promote rleuu and uo
tle manhood along Christian lines.
Another of my countrymen. Mr.
Jtockefeller. fens done much to promote
the enlightenment of tho world by tho
Introduction of system Into tho buitl-
uesn of o.; refining. The low prices
thus obtained have permitted the use
of oil in thousand!! of humble homes,
where Its price would have been pro
hibitive without Mr. Rockefeller's busi
ness genius for organization. He has
thus assisted in lighting India. And
even ttie rewards of his enterprise, rep
resented In enormous wealth, he is dai
ly seeking to turn Into useful channels
for the blessing of humanity.
- Even If we must dispute the wisdom
of Investing millions In great colleges
for the teaching of Higher Criticism
oud Evolution and thus for the under
mining of the Inllucnce of the I'.ible
and of n living faith therein, we must,
nevertheless, compliment (he evident
good lutntion and must trust that the
Lord will not hold n generous heart re
sponsible for the terrible evils which
are sweeping over the world, breeding
discontent and anarchy as a result of
unwise a:id improper direction of
In (his connection I must not neglect
to inentlou that generosity nnd public
spirit are not associated merely with
Christianity. Even here, on the oppo
site sldo of our globe, you have doubt
less lumrd of our great steel manu
facturer, who declares that If he hus
nny belief in a religions way he is a
Buddhist, nnd thus much in sympathy
with the religion of millions in India.
This man of genius, while putting into
practice methods of steel manufacture
which have greatly reduced the cost
thereof, nnd thus benefitted the world,
incidentally reaped for himself n huge
fortune. Noble spirited, he hns pub
licly announced his Intention to use
his vast wealth in the public interest,
wisely declaring that It is a shame for
any man to die very rich while so
ninny fellow-creatures are very poor.
All over the world .Mr. Carnegie's gen
erosity and public spirit are manifest
ed In public libraries which lie has
It Is not for us to discuss the wisdom
or iiiiwisdom of Mr. Carnegie's gifts or
whether he could have done better: it
Is for us to congi ululate our race upon
the generosity of this one of Its num
ber and upon his proper appreciation
of his relationship to the race as man
ifested In his desire to the back to
the public the rewards of his genius.
Not so familiar with the rh h of In
dia, I nevertheless counsel them with
(he liivlne Message, to "trust not in
uncertain riches"-to make not these
the treasure of their hearts rather to
'consider (hem as blessed opportunities
for doing phhI to their fellow -men. 1
counsel them that the riches of Idvine
favor alone endure for eternity. If
(hey are enterprising and ambitious,
let their eyes rest upon the great
I "prize," wlih li (he Master called, lig-
urntively, "The l' ai l of Great Price"
a share In the Messlniee Kincdoin.
I Diblo Counsel to thfi Poor.
J The Cor pel of (he Kingdom Is for
I rich and puor. male and female, white
.and colored, on the same terms. (!od
Js not a re-porter of persons. I'm- a
time He was a respecter of nationali
ties; for a time lie conlliied the offer
of Jolut'heir'hip with Jesus In the
' Kinudoiii to those Jews who would
, hear and respond to the Message. I!ut
after gathering out (he "Israelites In
deed." after be-jetling these by the
Holy Spirit, the call was made gen
eral and has been sent, to tin; four
quarters of the earth.
! 'Tradition says that one of the Apos
tles, St. Thomas, brought the Message
here to India, and we are pointed to
his tomb. No matter whether the tra
dition be t.uo or false, the fads stand:
(li the Gospel privileges have stood
open to India and to every nation for
centuries; ('J The Cospel was not sent
I to convert India nor any nation, but
merely to bear witness. That witness
has been borne and I nm re-echoing it
today. The Message Is for tho calling,
instruction, sealing of as many as de
sire (o walk In (ho footsteps of Jesus,
and no others. Only those who appro-
elate this great offer will suerllleo ev
ery earthly interest In order to obtain
this "Pearl of Great Price." Tho
masses have no ear to henr God's Mos-sage-thoy
have no desire to self-sac-,
rlllcingly take up their cross and fol
low the Redeemer.
However, ull God's purposes shall bo
accomplished; Ills Word shnll not re
turn unto Ilim void; It shnll accomplish
that which lie pleases. It will find
(ho elect number of salutly character
whom tho Father foreordained shall' be
with tho Itedeemer nnd sharo Ills glory
throughout Ills Messianic reign.
I have a (special word for tho cucour
Bgcment of the poor of India and of
every land. 1 wish the poor to realize
this truth, namely, that poverty Is not
unfavorable to their best interests for
eternity, but, on the contrary, is ns
slstful. Hence the Scriptures tell us
that "not many great, wise, learned or
rich" will be heirs of tho Kingdom,
but "chiefly the poor of this world,
rich In faith." il Corlnlhlaus 1. 20-2S;
James II, B.I
it Is not that Oml more highly esteems
'.he poor than the rich, but that they
tinve less to (111 and satisfy their hearts
now and Rre. therefore, more hungry
and thirsty for the right way of tho
Lord and more rendy to hearken to Ills
rolec, which snys to both rich and
poor, "Come unto Me, all ye that lnbor
and nre heavy ladeu. and I will glvo
you rest." Tho rich usually feel less
weary nnd less henvy laden they hnve
more to console them lu the things of
this present time. Tho poor, on the
contrary, having fewer of tho blessings
of the present, nre hungering and
thirsting for some better thing for the
future nnd thus meantime find the
Ixird and are glad to receive Ills bless
ings uiion Ills only terms full con
secration of mind and body, time nnd
Cod's Blessing Msksth Rich.
Our text Is an epitomized statement
of the Gospel of Christ All God'a
blessing for our race will come through
the Seed of Abraham-The Christ.
The giving of Ills Son to bo man's
Redeemer and Deliverer from sin and
death was God's blessing to man
making man rich. Messiah, having
died for the redemption of the world,
is about to bestow upon men the Di
vine blessing promised to Abraham.
"In thee and in thy Seed shall all the
families of the earth be blessed."
That blessing to the uou-elect world
will be n glorious opportunity for ris
ing up out of sin and death condition
to full human perfection in tho Image
and likeness of God as Adam pos
sessed this before his fall. It will
mean the bringing of the earth to the
conditions pictured lu Eden. The earth,
God declares. He formed not in vain,
but to lie Inhabited. At present man
is in n condition of enmity and sep
aration from Ills Creator and his earth
ly home is disordered. God's foot-
etool, for six (Hoiisand years, das t.cen
the scene of n terrible reign of Sin and
Why the Delay In the Removal of Sin
The only hope Is In Messiah's King-
dom, which God has promised shall
be established for the overthrow of
Satan, the abolishing of Ignorance and
superstition, the enlightenment of man-
kind nnd the uplift of all the willing
nnd olx'dleut and for the destruction
of (he wilfully wicked in the Second
Denth. Rut before tho Kingdom
could lie established a redemptive work
wiis necessary for the satisfaction of
Justice on behalf of Adam, the sJu-
ner. nnd his nice involved with him.
Ry the grace of God Jesus has appear-
ed nnd. ns a corresponding price, has
died, the Just for the unlust. that He
might bring us buck into harmony with
God and bring in the glorious nnd long-
promised thousand years of restitution.
Acts III. 1U-21. ' t'10 'e f'f $107,593 In the primary
Eighteen centuries ago Jesus aeeom- which resulted In his e'eetion will be
plishcd His redemptive work nnd was reported to the senate today. Sena
rewarded, hi His resurrection, with tp Heyhurn, chairman of the subcom
glory, honor nnd Immortality. Ever mittec which conducted the inquiry,
since then He is at the right hand of w"l Jakp the majority report. Five
Jehovah God. merely awaiting the HI- members of the committee will unite
vinoly ordained time when He shall I In a minority dissenting report, to he
take unto Himself His great power presr jied later. This will contend
and reign. Of that time we read fiat the wholesale outlay of money,
prophetically. "Ask of Me. nnd 1 will irregularity accounted for, raised a
give Thee the heathen for Thine in- xesump.'Jon of wronsdoing. Mean
heritauee. and the uttermost parts of time the sccctnl committee which in
the earth for Thy possession." t Psalm ventilated the election of Senator I.or
II, k.i iuier of Illinois will consider that caso
Put why so long n delay between executive session,
the time when He appeared to put Democrat- Will Caucus,
away nin by the sacrifice of Himself j Hous iK-nvcntts will caucus tin's
and the time when He shall appear i:i week on the chemical tariff revision
His glory to establish the reigu of j bill which woul 1 reduce duii'-s on
righteousness and lift up the world of 1 :diemiei's eed in jiiinU nnd fir o;' r
mankind for whom He died? Th- i common po-p-' b:-t ra:i-.o the t: riT
I'.ible alone answers this rpie.-l ;on. an I
oil, how I'liieh we are interested in iis
answer: It tells us that In this in
terim between the death of the Savior
li ii -1 the inauguration of Ills KbiMlo.a
n special nnd great work is to lie ac
complished according to the Pi'.':.:-nrraiigenient-tho
calling and M
choosing of a faithful few fr'ovi
amongst Ihe redeemed race Jo coii:i
lule a Royal Priesiiiood. to serve and
rolrrn In association with the Silvio;-.
These heirs of (iod and joint heirs (
with Jesus Christ our Lord are vn-.
riously described lu the Scriptures.
Under one figure they are spoken "f
as being members of (he Hody of
which He Is the Head. Thus is shown
the oneness of Christ and Ilis faithful
followers. In 'another picture .loses
is spoi;en or as tne neaveniy r.n ie
grooni. and (he Church Is described as
Ills espoused. A( the second rouiinj;
of Jesus His espoused virgin Church
Is to be made alive from the dead and
thus to be married to the Rridogrooin
nnd become His Pride and Joint-heir
to the glory, honor and immortality
which are His by virtue of the heav
enly Father's arrangement and of the
Savior's worthiness faithfulness unto
death, even the denth of the Cross.
How Rich We Shall Be Madel
Thus seen. God. the Fountain of ev
ery good nnd every perfect gift, pro
poses, first, to ninke rich the Church,
the Elect o this Gospel Age. Theirs
will bo heavenly riches, n spirit nature,
glory, honor, with our Redeemer "far
above angels, principalities and pow
ers and every name that Is mimed."
Tho blessing of the Lord will make
these rich Indeed, and after they shnll
have entered Into tho riches of this re
ward, In the First Resurrection, they
will be absolutely perfect God will
add no sorrow to that completed bless
ing. All the imperfections of the pres
ent will be past and we shall be like
our Redeemer and share Ills glory and
see Him ns He Is.
And as for tho world, wo have al
ready seen that God Is waiting to be
gracious to all who will accept Ills fa
vors. He Is waiting for the comple
tlon of tho Church of tho First-born,
who constitute "a kind of flrst-frults
unto God of nis creatures (James I.
18). Ho is waiting for the Kingdom
Class to bo fully selected, fully devel
oped, fully shaped and polished In the
Redeemer's likeness before bestowing
the blessing upon mankind through
natural Israel. The blessing of the
world will require a thousand years for
Its outpouring upon every natiou, peo
ple, kindred nnd tongue. "They shall
obtain tin rey through your mercy."
(Rom. xt, St.) The blessing will come to
natural Israel and. gradually, through
natu'ul Israel, to other nntlous.
Gradually the blessing of the Lord
will be making rich all who will come
under the terms of the New Covenant,
oud of M 'sslah's glorious reign. Hy
the close f that thousand years the
world will be perfect no more sighing,
no more rylng nnd no more dying.
The bless'ng of the Lord will have
made rhh. and then what? He will
add no ionw. The lessons of Sin nnd
Death will havo been learned before
mankind will (bus be enriched by the
Parlor through restitution processes
tnd uplift from oln and denth.
Presence cl Presidenlial Candi
dales Lends Keen Interest.
HOUSE DEMOCRATS TO MEET.
Lower Chamber Expected to Dispose
of Army Appropriation Prior to Cau
cus on Chemical Tariff Revission
Bill itephenson Report Is Due.
Washington, Feb. 12. Congress will
0rk this week with the tariff, arbitra
tion treaties, senatorial elections and
army and agricultural controversies
uepuniicans ana Democrats are
looking sharply ahead to the coming
national campaign. The prerence of
presidential candidates on both side3
of tno capltol lends keen Interest to
the increasing congressional activity.
Both parties in the house are tilting
t" advantage, with nearly every move
aimed at the effect of the polls next
November. The problem In the senate
the exact position which the pro-
gressivc flank of the Republican party
thft balance of power in the senate
at this and the recent extra session
wil1 assume when the test conies on
the. steel bill, and on the other tariff
revision measures which will he sent
over by the Democratic house.
T"fi exoneration of Senator Stephen
" from the charges of corruption in
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The :-!M :-,! t. i;:;nre iivi-itt- vi'l i
rnsutnc its !;(!iu';. -o,l the lr;ns. .tr
t.r.riT n visicn Mil toiiinnciw. The!
her. tin-is P.ey i oittfnue two we ;;s. Tl:.:
hill will I:-' ii'-. at!-, fly r- it: led by the
( otic lite (., i!i nicratic anil protrrc-
rave Keiiiu rcan lenders liave Individ
ually discc-ped the possibility o!' get
ting' together on the vote wlieii the
hill r'ii(h'-s the senate, hut there havo
hern no definite assuiances between
The house will be lnisied during the
week with its variety of investigations.
Including the Florida Everglades affair
nnd the money trust by the banking-
nnd currency committee. There has
been some talk that tho senate com
mittee on Interstate commerce mlKht
also inquire Into (he money trust, but
so far the majority of the commute-
have not found what they regard as
evidence of such a trust.
Tho committee will take up In
executive session on Feb. 27 the mass
of testimony on- antl trust matters
which it has obtained during the
weeks of Investigation and probably
will renort -omo sort of antl trust
legislation to the senate.
BREAKS MOTORCYCLE MARKS
Four World's Records Made at Los
Los Angeles, Feb. 12. A new motor
cycle champion sprang into fame here
at the opening of the new one third
mile track when W. E. Hasha of Dal
las, Tex., decisively defeated Jake Do
Rlsler of Indianapolis, and established
what were .declared to bo four new
world's records made In competition.
The new marks set were given out
as follows: One mile, 0:39 3 5; two
miles. 1:19 2 5; threo miles, 2:013 5;
tour miles, 2:40 3 5.
Dr. Huntington's Funeral.
University Place, Neb., Feb. 12.
The funeral of Dr. De Witt Clinton
Huntington, chancellor emeritus of
Wesleyan university, was held in tho
Methodist church here this nfternoon.
Since the denth of Dr. Huntington
Thursday, caused by pneumonia, mes
sages of condolence have been re
ceived from all parts of the country.
Many of the most prominent men of
Methodism wero present to pay their
Nelder's Body Found In Ruins.
New York. Feb. 12. A laborer nt
work In the ruins -of tho Equitable
building, which was burned Jan. 9,
found tho portions of a human body
which it is believed Is that of Frank J.
Nelder, a watchman, who was locked
In the vaults of the Mercantile Safo
Deposit company nt tho time of tho
Are and who hns been missing since.
WOMAN STRIKE LEADER.
Miss Pearl Magill,
Who Heads Strikers
In the Mill Trouble.
1912, by American Press Association.
Worsh psrs h Mmi Church
IM Madly 01
Omaha, Feb. 12. While offering up
a fiTvent prayer to the Almighty for
graces grnvtcl Dr. Phelps of the Hello
vue Prosbytc'-hin church was dum
fci;iKiril when hi i i ongregation arose
cs one man ard !'; -l from the place of
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OBJECTION HAD ITS EFFECT
Protest of Railroad Commission
Heeded by Interstate Body.
Lincoln. Feb. 12. The state railway
commissioners were gratified by the
news that' tho interstate commerce
commission had granted a stay In put
ting the new western freight classifi
cation into effect that a thoroufih hear
ing might be had on Its merits. At
first the request was refused, but the
various western railway commissions,
nniong them that ot Nebraska, made
such a virorous protest that the na
tional commission took notice.
The Nebraska commission, in con
cert with those of other states, prob
ably will participate in the hearing,
but the burden of the work will come
upon tne commercial monies oi uie
section of country affected by tne
Peddler Killed by Passenger Train.
Albion, Neb., Feb. 12. A peddler,
believed to be Thomas Jett of Eads,
Colo, Kan., killed by a Northwestern
passenger train throe miles out of
Petersburg, when he was caught be
tween the track and a huge snowdrift.
He was knocked against the drift and
rolled under tho wheels, which man
gled the body so badly that had It not
been for cards found In his pockets
Identification would have boon Impos
sible. Two Suspects Held.
Grand Is'and, Neb., Feb., 12. The
local authorities are having two sus
pects In the Goldie Williams murder
case held for Investigation. They aro
at widely separated points in the state.
Tho offlters did not divulge their loca
tion. Sheriff Slevers. accompanied by
a man who can identify tho murderer,
left for the nearer of the towns this
Alfalfa Mill Sold at Auction.
Falrbury, Neb., Feb. 12. Tho Fair
bury alfalfa mill, which was built sev
eral years ago with capital furnished
by Jefferson county farmers, was sold
at public auction to Luther Donham
for $2,700 to rover a mortgage of J3,
316 against this institution. Mr. Bon
ham turned it over to Falrbury cltl
zens, who will operate it.
Wreck of Maine Floated in Dam.
Havana, Feb. 12. The wreck of the
Maine floated free of the mud when
the water was turned into the dam
urroundlng the wreck.
M I--V t .. v. , .
IN ONE GRAVE
led at Iowa Can:er.
REAL CAUSE OF FIRE HYSTEhY
Only Survivor, an Eight-Year-Old Boy,
Does Net Know Origin of Blaze.
Boy Attempted to Start Fire and Ex
Maxwell, la., Feb. 12 Funeral ser
vices for the four children killed in
the fire catastrophe at the Isaac Snilts
home were held at Iowa Center. Three
coffins held the charred remains of the
three boys and a girl. One grave wap
made for the remains of Curtis Smith,
while tho coffins of the Hickman chil
dren Elsie, Leon and Gaylord Trere
lowered into the some resting place.
The Rev. Charles Sykes, pastor of the
United Brethren church at Oolo, had
charge of the services, which were
held at the Evangelical church. PaM
bearers were the men who have known
Isaac Smith, his children and their
children all their lives.
In this wreck of a family everything
that a neighborhood could give was
theirs. Needless to say the funerals
were attended by the entire communi
ty. The bodies were buried in the
cemetery of Iowa Center.
Four Children Dead.
Three children were burned to dealb
in the fire. They were Curtis SinltW,
the son of Isaac N. Smith, aged ten
years; Elsie Hickman, nged three, and
Ray'ord Hickman, aged five. Leon
Hickman, a baby little more than one
year old, died from the results of burns
and smoke, lie was rescued from tho
burning building by the courageous
work of George Coghenor. At the
same time Mr. Smith was burned bq
severely that he is lying at the home
ot a neighbor, fo badly injured thai
life in despaired of. The fleali Is
charred from ills arms and face from
the result of the burns received
win n lie made one dash through the
room v. lure the children were in an
eiVoit to save some one of the four.
Mrs. Hii-kman Is suffering from a, bad
ly f.-i: bed arm, the result of breaking
a window in a vain effort to rescue
some one of the children.
Parents See Flash.
At the time of the fne Mr. and Mrs.
V'm::n were a half mile away on
' .'i.- v.-iv to Colo. Je.st a? they turned
. (,ni'-r they saw (V- th: h oi the ex-
n on which started th 1 eonllagra
; .. Turning tlu-ir hon-i iC with the
' t.. honors follow in:; ns- !'.:.;! as pimai-'
'.i'c. they-raced hack to the house.
ide of it was 'li 11. noes. -l no
of the children could he heard
i: the house. Mr. Coghenor entered
r.e room while othcra broke in tho
,-.-l:u'ov,-s at ether points. The waite
; the baby puid- d him to a corner
.-.('; of the piano, where lie found the.
' I'd and bore it to safety, but not
:" ii.l lite Curtis Smith, the oldest of
1 ' .children, was in a room irom
liich (here was bat on.- small wla-
ii" ,. while the two nth -r children
.... . ii. . ft
were tn tne Kltriieii, wnerc me lire
started. Of tho occuinntu of the room,
I -,t one hoy, Werle Prouhanl nn elgut-
old grandson of .Mr. S.iiith, is 1W
rj. He hns not given a coherent ac-
io 'lit of how he escaped Irom tlit-b-.ildlng.
or of the events leading up
According to his disjointed btory.
following the leaving of the parents,
the room became cold and the elder
boy attempted to start the- fire to burn
ing brightly. He was In the act of
putting cobs and paper Into the stove
when nn explosion took place. Tho
c ause of this will never be known.
MRS. ANGUS DIES OF BURNS
Succumbs to Injuries Received Trying
to Save Daughter.
Malvern, la., Feb. 12 Mrs. William
Angus, who was burned Jan. 20 while
trying to save the life of her daughter.
Miss Hannah Annus of Auburn, Nob.,
homo on a visit, died as a result of her
injuries sustained at that time. The
woman's husband, who is eighty yeare
uid, is not expected to survive his
wife many days. Ho has been In a
precarious condition since the acci
dent from shock.
Big Farm at High Price.
Montlcello, la., Feb. 12. Lawrence
Jacobs of this city has sold to tho
James Gardner Land company rf
Waterloo his farm of 220 acres near
tho line of Scotch Grove and Wayac
townships for $175 per acre. It wa
a cash sale, (he property to be trans
ferred March 1. Mr. Jacobs paid $100
an acre for some of this land tbroe
Dubuque Expects Meeting.
Dubuque, la., Feb. 12 While the
matter has not been decided It prac
tically Is assured the next meeting
of tho State German American league
will bo held In Dubuquo. Tho meeting
held at Waterloo last week placed the
affair In the hands of the executive
committee, and this body is said to he
unanimously In favor of the Key City.
Killed While Coasting.
Iowa City, Feb. 12. John Ilenlsli,
Jr., twelve years old, was killed at
Solon while coasting. Ho was a boo
of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Benlsh of
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