The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, December 30, 1899, Image 3
Broznell Mine Besotiera Almost Exhausted Yet Eefuae to Quit , PATHETIC SCENES ABOUT MORGUE , Women mill Children Fight Frantlcall ] to Got to Corpses us They Are Carrlec From Sliaft Families of Dead lu Help Will ll rrovlded. BROWNSVILLE , Pa. , Dec. 26.- Work at the Brazell mines is progressing grossing very slowly. The countrj roads from Brownsville to tne mine are almost Impassable and there ii no telegraph or telephone connectlor with Braznell , so all news from th ( mines has to be brought overland Four more bodies have been recover ed , but not identified. Some of the families of the doomed men are in s suffering condition and provisions an being sent out from Brownsville merchants , as well as from Union town. The revised list of the recovered dead , numbering fifteen , and those missing and almost absolutely certain to be in the mine is as follows : An drew Ragships , John Pokelia , Michael Harbeck , Andrew Parabeka , George Rosellco , Henry Haggar , Peter Crosier , William Thomas , Michael Magic : George Kovitz , Joseph Potsky , Joseph Hagyar. Known to bo missing : John Budas , John Logos , George Wasilko , Andrew Toursizki , Joseph Podolosky , James Jokaleisky , Andrew Yaminszky , George Vosylko , Andrew Rapsch. The men who nave been working since Saturday to recover the bodies are almost exhausted , yet they refuse to give up and keep at the grim work doggedly , though more dead than alive. The fact that last Saturday was pay day at the mine and that there were no empty wagons to load ac counts for many not going into the mine that morning. Had the accident occurred any other day there would have been more than 100 meu in the mine and the result would have been even more appalling than it is. The scene about the morgue yester day and last night were such as to bring tears to many a stout heart. As the burned and bleeding bodies were carried from the shaft wives and chil dren would fight frantically to get to the corpses and when held back by strong arms would weep pitifully und plead to be allowed to enter the morgue and find their lost ones. It is an occurrence that can never be for- Sotten by any one who wintessed it. Some of the bodies have been remov ed to their homes and will be buried today. A pathetic story is told of little Al bert Meese , who died after.being res cued. He lived only a few steps from the shaft. He went to the window Saturday morning and looked out , say ing to his father : "Papa , I guess there is no use of me going to work this morning , as there is no loading. " The father said he had better go and help him feed the mules. They both started out together and never re turned to their home alive again. Sad , sad is the Christmas day to many a family about Braznell. In fact , the excitement caused by the terrible accident has driven all thought of the holiday festivities from the homes of all who live in the neighborhood , even those who have no friends killed. The search for the bodies still goes on. The mine officials admit that two or more bodies are still in the mine , but representatives tf the Slavonic society have made a house-to-house canvass and report that eight of their number alone are in the wreck and how many others they do not know. YOUNG MILITARY GOVERNOR. To Control Provinces of Northwestern Luzon With Headquarters at Vigan. MANiLA , Dec. 26. General Young has been appointed military governor of the province of northwestern Luzon zen , with headquarters at Vigan. His command includes the Thirty-third in fantry , under Colonel Luther Hare , and the Third cavalry. He wiL establish stations at San Fernando and Loaag , with outposts wherever needed. The Sixteenth infantry will proceed to Aparri , garrisoning such towns as may be deemed necessary in the prov inces of Cagayan , Isabela and Neuvo Viscaya , of which Colonel Hood has been "appointed military governor. General Young and Colonel Hood are establishing civil municipal gov ernments and the ports in northern Luzon will oe open for trade about Jan uary 1. AMERICAN COAL FOR GENOA. Italian Ship loading nt Philadelphia- Third Sli'pment in Month. PHILADELPHIA , Dec. 26. The Italian steamship Venus , Captain Tra- pan5 , has arrived from Ancona in bal last to load upward of 5,000 tons of coal for Genoa. This will be the third shipment of this kind within the pe riod of a month. It is stated that 50- 000 tons of coal will be shipped from here to Italy for use one the railroads. American coal is also being export ed to French Mediterranean points and the British steamship Inca will "soon begin loading 4,000 tons at New port News for Marseilles. A Hot MinnesotaFire. . ST. PAUL , Minn. , Dec. 2G.A Hast ings , Minn. , special to the Dispatch say : Nearly three blocks of buildings in the business portion of the town , principally fronting on Vermillion with loss of about street , was burned a $200,000. The fire broke out in R. C. Libb'y & Co.'s sawmill. It was evi dently the work of an incendiary. The entire plant , with planing mill , storehouses sheds etc. , were houses , lumber , office , , consumed. One million and a half grade lumber were also feet of upper "burned. OPPOSES THE TlttATY , Reciprocity Treaty "With the Argcntli. lippiihlie < Kxcitcs Opposition. WASHINGTON , Dec. 27. There i liable to be considerable opposition 01 the part of western senators , and es pecially from those living In cattle ani wool producing states , against ratlfica tion of the reciprocity treaty betweei the Argentine Republic and the Unit ed States , Under the terms of t'ai convention ratification must take plac before March 1 and friends of th measure are already commencing t "count noses" in an endeavor to ascer tain whether they have votes enougl to force ratification in the senate. The treaty reduces the tariff on woe and hides Imported from Argentine 2 per cent and this enormus reductioi is what is organizing opposition to th measure. Nebraska , Wyoming , Mon tua , Iowa , Texas ana tne Dakotas ar vitally Interested in this question , a they represent the cattle producinj and wool growing interests of thi United States. Nebraska is becomini so large a factor in the feeding o sheep that it can with entire justice hi classed as a wool-producing state. Argentine Is one of the largest pro ducers of wool in the world , statistic ; of last year showing that the republii had 75,000,000 sheep within its borders Under normal conditions Argentine ex ports to the United States from 15.000 , 000 to 20,000,000 pounds of wool per an num , but the immense foreign demam of last year cut this yearly exportatioi to 6,000,000 pounds. Even though ou ; Importation showed a falling off fron 10,000,0t > to 15,000,000 pounds of wool shepherds and wool growers are ui In arms against this feature of the trea ty between Argentine and the Unitet States and they say unless something is done for their protection the wool growers and hide-growers' industry of the country will be ruined. According to a ruling just made b ; Internal Revenue Commissioner G. W Wilson , receipts for the monthly due : and assessments in fraternal life in surance companies are not required ti have stamps when cashed by banks This matter came up for decisioi through William F. Sharp , illustriou ; protector of the Royal Highlanders 01 Aurora , Neb. , and was presented tc the commissioner by Congressmar Stark. It appears that .T. E. Houtz collector of internal revenue for th Nebraska district , refused to recog nize the ruling made by Acting Com missioner Williamms in October last touching on this same point , wliicl complicated matters to such an extenl that an appeal was taken to Conimis sioner Wilson. The latter , after in quiring into the merits of the , case issued an order to Collector Hout : that the former ruling of his office must stand and that he should forth with inform his deputies to this effect This ruling affects all fraternal or ganizations having life insurances at tached to membership. COMMAND BOER POSITION. British 2favnl Guns Make It Unpieat > , .nl for the Kncmy. MODDER RIVER , Cape Colony , Wednesday , Dec. 27. The Britisii naval guns command the whole Bcei position and possess the exact range of every stone and bush. They fre quently plant shells with good ad vantage in the midst of groups of Boers. The burghers are reported to be ru- turning home for Christmas. Recent arrivals from Jacobsdal re port that notwithstanding the Boer successes the Free Staters to not ex pect ultimate victory. They complain of the overbearing conduct of General Cronje's men , who are alleged to be better fed and posted in the safest positions. The Transvaalei's uo not conceal their supicions of the possible defec tion of the Free Staters and tareaten to shoot them at the least sign of wavering. The Free Staters are said to regard subjection to the Transvaal as more to be feared than subjection to Great Britain. "Withdraw to the Jlountaina. CHICAGO , Der. 27. A special to the Record from Austin , Tex. , says ; 4 dispatch from Guaymas , state c S5r nora , Mex. , says that the force Yaqui Indians that has been harassing General Torres' troops for the last few weeks has withdrawn into the moun tains. The Indians divide into small bands at night and make raids on un protected ranches and scouting par ties of government troops. Many val uable ranch buildings belonging to Mexicans who had left the country with their families to avoid being killed have been burned. Disease Worse Than Guns. NEW YORK , Dec. 27. A dispatch tc the Tribune from London says : The Ladysmith list shows that typhoid fever and dysentery are more effective than the Boers' artillery in reducing their strength of the garrison day by day. It is clear that General Buller will renew the attempt to relieve Ladysmith while Lord Roberts is on the sea. He is receiving reinforce ments and fresh batteries and ought to be in a position to reopen hostilities in a week or ten days , unless he waits for the seige train. One of the Rothschilds Volunteers. LONDON , Dec. 27. Mr. Lionel Wal ter Rothschild , unionist member of Parliament for the Aylesbury district of Buckinghamshire , eldest son of tha first Baron Rothschild and the latter's heir , has volunteered for service in South Africa. He was born in 1863 and is unmarried. Filipinos Attack the Garrison. MANILA , Des. 27. General Santa Ana , with a force of insurgents esti mated at 300 attacked the garrison at Bubig yesterday. A body of marines were sent from Olongopo to reinforce the garrison and the Filipinos were driven back , several being killed. , rhere were no casualties on the Amer ican side. A company of the Forty-sixth volun teer infantry , together with a con tingent of marines ; has been sent rrom Manila to reinforce the Subig garrison still further. Expense of Beconslructing the Burnei Penitentiary Annex. WILL COST STATE ABOUT $5,000 The Knglnca and Most of the Mnchlncr ; I.oft In Very Good Condition Audltoi Cornell Still Undcclilcd as to How Hi Will Act Kfsitrdlnsr Appropriations nilucelluneoiiH Notes. LINCOLN , Dec. 28. The cost of re constructing and refitting the manu facturlng building at the state peni < tentiary recently destroyed by fire wll not amount to as much as was at firs estimated. The engines and most o : the machinery belonging to the state were left in good condition and aftei a few slight repairs will be as servic- ( able as before. Warden Hopkins esti mates that the loss to the state wil not amount to much more than $5,000 The reconstruction of the building -was begun a few days ago and will probably be completed within anothei week. New machinery for the laundrj and shoe shop has been purchased al a cost of $2,000. The material for the building will cost about $2,000 , mosl of which has already been purchased , As the work is done by convicts , nc further outlay is necessary. In recognition of the services of the Lincoln fire department in fighting the fire at the penitentiary Land Commis sioner Wolfe presented to Chief Clem ent , on behalf of the state , a warrant for $100 to be divided among the fire men. Cornell nnil Weaver Act. LINCOLN , Neb. , Dec. 28. Auditor Cornell is still undecided as to f.vhat course he will pursue regarding the apropriations for the offices created by the Weaver act. The restoration of the insurance supervision to the auditor will necessitate employing two or three more clerks in his office and there is strong doubt as to whether there arc any funds available for their salaries. Auditor Cornell has announced that he will not touch the appropriations un less assured by some legal authority that he has a right to do so and he has intimated that he may submit the question to te supreme court to be on the safe side. The books and records of the gov ernor's insurance commission will probably be turned over to the audi tor some time this week. All applica tions to that office for licenses and letters concerning the insurance sup ervision are returned to Mr. Bryant with the information that his office has been knocked out by the supreme court. Factory Keacly to Start. FREMONT , Neb. , Dec. 28. The Standard Beet Sugar company of Ames has lately been furnishing the Norfolk factory with enough beets to run on , but has now shut off all shipments and will work the balance of the crop itself , the factory being now about complet ed. Beets will be run through the factory in a few clays to test the ma chinery and about the clay after New Year's the company will start taking in beets. A great many beets have been shipped out of the district , as the company was anxious to relieve those who feared the risk of holding their product. The supply will , however , run the Ames factory about three months. A Strong : Vein of Coul. SIOUX CITY , la. , Dec. 28. P. Mc Donald , fuel purchasing agent for the Chicago & Northwestern Railway com pany , made an investigation of the coal discovery which has been made across the Missouri river near Jackson , Neb. He pronounced the vein a good , strong one. He made a close investi gation of the drillings and strata and told Riley & McBride , the operators , that by all means they should develop the mine. The trouble has been with water getting into the shaft. A cen trifugal pump was put in and now it may be possible to keep the water pumped out so that drilling may be clone to an advantage. "Woman Kadly Burned. WEST POINT , Neb. . Dec. 28. A se rious accident happened on the farm of Franz Marxmeyer , one-half mile east of St. Charles church , by which Mrs. Marxmeyer may lose her life. She was in the yard burning the small feathers off some chickens which she had killed , with hay , and in some man ner her dress became ignited and was nearly burned off her body. In her battle with the flames she inhaled some of the flame and her recovery is doubt ful. Death of K. G. Work. TECUMSEH , Neb. , Dec. 28. One of Johnson county's pioneer citizens , R. G. Work , died very suddenly of heart failure , aged seventy-one yeai-s. Mr. Work was a native of Pennsylvania but had been a resident of this city for over thirty years. He was considered - ered one of the county's most wealthy men and owned large real estate inte/- ests here. He leaves a widow and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his death. Bridegroom Fails to Appear. BUTTON , Neb. , Dec. 28. All last summer Renus Pickard worked for James Conns , a farmer south of town. Announcement was given and great preparations were made at the Conns' for the wedding of tlvsir youngest daughter to the young gentleman. When the Rev. Mr. Smith was in formed to be ready to go with young Pickard , it was found that the young man's whereabouts were unknown. He had previously sent word that Lis pres ence would be impossible at the wed ding. Much feeling is provoked , as the girl and parents are highly thought of. DRAGGED A MILE BY RUNAWAY. Bachelor Farmer's Mangled Hocly Founi ' mid Inquest Hold , x STOCKVILLE , Neb. , Dec. 30.--'flu mangled body of a man was fount nine miles southwest of Kustls. Ir 'E. S. Chase , the coroner of Frontiei county , was notified and impaneled i 'jury consisting of II. A. Bennett , J W. Franklin , S. P. Connor , I. M 'Adams ' , C. C. Stumbaugh and Nelcou Ballaht. Thirteen witnesses were examinee ! ( aad it developed that the man was Gut 'Lenz , a German bachelor about 4 ( years of age , living alone on his farm southwest of Eustis. He left Eusth about midnight Saturday. His body was found off the main road near lik house. Several bloody tra-iks v.'erc totmd in the road , one wagon wheel being covered with blood. The horse evidently ran away , catching Lenz in the wheel of the cart , by which he was dragged three-quarters of u mile. His face was badly torn , his 110:13 broken , apparently by a kick of the hora ? , r.nd his scalp torn entirely loose from the nock to the top of the head. The jury returned u vordist thai the death was accidental , resulting from injuries to the head und neck from the runaway. ONE RANCHMAN SHOOTS ANOTHER. Joseph Kline Inillctn u Mortal Wound Upon C. K. Clough. ALLIANCE , Neb. , Dec. 30. Joseph Kime and C. E. Clough , two promi nent ranchmen living not far from this place , had a quarrel and as a re sult Clough lies in a precarious condi tion with a wound in his neck fired from a revolver in the hands of Kime. Kime has been placed under arrest. Details of the tragedy are difficult to obtain , but it is known that the two men came to words over some ranch affairs and that during the altercation Kime drew his gun and fired , the bul let taking effect in Clough's neck , in flicting a mortal wound. Clough fell to the ground and was taken later to his home , where eyerything possible was done to relieve him. He cannot recover. Both Kime and Clough are prominent in this locality and are over 60 years of age. Capital City XoJes. LINCOLN , Neb. . Dec. 30. Attorney General Smyth is considering the right of Auditor Cornell to the insur ance appropriations and an opinion is promised within the next few clays. Governor Poynter has appointed John Zeller of Omaha to the position of state inspector of grains to take the place of James Jones , resigned. Wilbur F. Bryant submitted-to Gov ernor Poynter nis report of insurance business transacted in Accordance with the provisions of the Weaver act. It shows that 8G3 certificates were issued by his department. Dur ing the same period the state auditor issued 431 certificates. The trades unions of South Omaha have filed a protest with the adjutant general against the location of a mi litia company at that place. It is urged that the Omaha Guards furnish sufficient protection. JKx-Gov , Furnas Married. BROWNVILLE. Neb. . Dec. 30. Mr. Robert W. Furnas and Mrs. Susannah E. Jameson were united in marriage at high noon Christinas. The wedding , which was a very quiet one , took place at the home of the bride , Rev. James M. Darby of the Methodist Episcopal church of this city officiating. Only a few relatives of the contracting par ties were present , among whom were Paul Jameson of Fort Worth , Tex. ; John S. Furnas and wife and Mrs. Ed ward E. Lowman and husband , son and daughter of the groom. The wedding services were short but impressive , after which the party drove to the residence of the groom , where his daughter. Mr. Lowman , served a his daughter , Mrs. Lowman , served a Xebraska & < nlf Promoters. COLUMBUS , Neb. , Dec. 30. The or ganization and preparation for the Nebraska & uulf rairoad is progress ing rapidly. Twenty miles of right of way has been purchased or donated and surveyors are already at work. Stock to the amount of $25.000 has been sold. The temporary officers of the company are : President. R. A. Beatty ; vice president , J. S. Freman ; General manager , C. J. Rundell ; treas urer and secretary , E. B. Hutton ; gen eral solicitor , J. B. Cessna. The di rectors are J. B. Keedle. T. D. Mines , J. B. Cessna , C. J. Rundell , C. W. Stewart , R. A. Beaty and H. S. Dun can. To Determine Thompson's Sanity. NEBRASKA CITY , Neb. , Dec. 30. H. C. Thompsoon , the agent of the Missouri Pacific at Talmage , who dis appeared a few clays ago and later was found in Omaha , was brought here by Sheriff Brown. The railroad company brought suit in attachment against Thompson and the Bank of Talmage to recover $200. Thompson was placed in the county jail and will be given a hearing before the Board of Insanity Commissioners. Panic at an Entertainment. BERTRAND , Neb. , Dec. 30 A panic occurred at a hall just at the close of in entertainment given by a medicine show , caused by the upsetting of a lamp on the stage. The hall was packed , and men , women and children rushed for the door. Luckily the flames were quickly extinguished and no one was seriously injured. Cioldeit "NVeddiiifj Anniversary. BRUNING , Neb. . Dec. 30. There iias just occurred here the fiftieth an- liversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Grone , sr. , a venerable and lighly respected couple of this place. Nearly 200 invited guests assembled at 3owman's hall , and when Mr. and Mrs. Jrone , who had been to Hebron , re- ; urned they were induced to appear here , where many costly presents vere made them and a banquet served ater on. The occasion is considered ) y all to have been a fitting testimon- al to these estimable old people. The State Board of Transportation Aske for Information. AS TO RAILROAD FREIGHT CASf The Attorney General Send * si Coiunii nlcallon to the Secretaries Tellln Them to Secure Evidence and Ho Wl at Once Itegln Proaeuullou ARulnst th Ituiiroads. LINCOLN , Neb. , Dec. 2o. Attorne General Smyth has requested the sec crotaries of the State Board of Trans portation to furnish his departmen with evidence that their order of 1891 which is still in effect , has or is bein , violated. The railroads doing bus ! ness in Nebraska abandoned on December comber 1 the system of figuring stocl rates by the carload und one the sain clay substituted the 100-pound rates which , according to the findings of th Bocretaies of the Board of Transpor tation , was really an increase. Th railroads made a simliar change ii 1897 , but were forced to restore the oh rates by an order of the Board o Transportation. The onler still stand against the railroads and they UP subject to a fine of not less than $50i or more than $5,000 for each violation Attorney General Smyth filed tin following communcation with the sec retaries of the board , requesting tin press to give it the date of DecQmbe : ID : "LINCOLN , Dec. 19. To the Bean of Secretaries , State Board of Trans portation : Gentlemen You , througl your chairman , Hon. .7. W. Edgerton have stated to me that the railroa < companies doing business in thin stati abandoned on December 1 carloac rates per 100 pounds and thereby ver : considerably increased rates in tha respect ; that during the summer o 1897 the same companies made an at tempt to make lae same change ; tha.1 complaint was made to you by th < shippers of the etate ; that you investi gated the matter , all the companies being present and participating in tin investigation , and , that , as a result o that investigation , you made an ordci directing the maintaining of curloru rates and forbidding the companies tc substitute for them rates per 10 ( pounds ; that by the action of the com panies on December 1 , referred tc above , that order has been violated and is now being violated uad yet ask me what remedy , if any , tae state has in the premises. "The statute seems to provide bul one remedy in this case. Section 9 ol article viii of chapter ixii declares ir effect , that if any railroad company shall refuse to obey an order of the board it shall be subject to a fine ol not less than § 500 or more than $5,001 for each violation of tne order. "Section 10 provides that where the company refuses , after having re- reived notice , to answer and an orrtei of the board is raasle , that an injunc tion may be obtained to prevent the disobedience of the order. "Section 17 provides . .iat where Z..T\ \ order 13 made by the board adverse to the railroad company and an appeal is taken by the company to the dis trict court such order may be made by the court as the lav/ shall warrant. " under consideration "In the case now tion I think that the culy remedy which can be availed of by the board is > that provided by section 9 , to-wit : An action to recover in the name of the state the fine imposed by that sec tion. "Therefore , procure , if you have not already done so , the evidence showing a violation of the beards order , lay Lhat evidence berore me and this office will take action promptly to recover the penalties imposed by the statute. Very truly yours. 'C. J. SMYTH , Attorney General. KriiiKS Suit Against Bunks , COLUMBUS , Neb. , Dec. 23. Mrs. Emma F. Tannahill has brought suit in the district court , through her at torney , J. N. Killan , against three ijanks of this city and Henry Ragat/s to restrain them from selling her lower interest in her husband's prop erty for which they have secured a judgment and order for sale. Mrs. Fannehill seeks protection by bring ing suit against these creditors , claim ing homestead rights to the property , nasmuch as she has resided on it for : en years and will continue to do so. Mrs. Tannehill is tne wife of John rannehill , who left lasFOciober after , .t is alleged , forging the names of a lumber of prominent business men , md who has not since been heard 'rom. Free Silver Kepublicau * . LINCOLN , Neb. , Dec. 23. Chairman F N. Lyman has issued a call for a neeting of the free silver republican : ommittee at Lincoln January 4 at 8 j. m. to consider the time and place or holding the state convention for .he election of delegates to a national : onvention which they propose to hold icxt year. An effort is being made by he Lancaster county democrats to iave the conventions of the three fu- ; ion parties held in Lincoln March 19 , Aryan's birthday. This would necessi- ate holding another convention later n the year for nominating state of- icers. I.avr Prcsuinp.s III in Dead Now. FREMONT , Neb. , Dec. 25. Andrew .loline , a farmer of Logan township , aysteriously disappeared in October , 892 , and no trace has been obtained if him. He left some real estate in his county and other property. The : ounty court has appointed Charles lolinc administrator of the estate on he theory that , not having been heard rom for seven years , the law pre- uuies him dead. But one other case if that kind has ever occurred here .nd that Is now pending ia the d/s- rict court. Queen Victoria's chocolnto la off for South Africa. Seven railways prcnsotl for the honor of currying It to South ampton , where It was taken aboard- shlp. The design was rnoson ETAO ship. The design of thu boxes contain ing the chocolate was chosen by the queen. The background la red , nnd there Is a border of b'ue. ' On the left is the monogram V. R. I. , mir- jmountcd by a crown. In the center there Is a bust of her majesty , and on the right are the words. "South Af rica. " Below , in fac-simile of the queen's handwriting the words : ' "I wish you a happy New Year. Vic toria , R. I. " A BoHtoii Man PleaHed. In conversation with some friends , n prominent Boston man told of his sufferings from rheumatism and ner vousness , and one of his friends gave him some advice , which will bo men tioned later , und which has proven to be of incalculable vnluo. To Bticccssfullly act on this advice. It was necessary to make u trip of over 2,000 miles , but he undertook It. and now thanks bin friend for the advice , as ho finds himself fully re lieved of his old trouble and has returned - turned to his homo feeling ublo to rope with his business demands , a. new man. The advice given was to go to "Hot Springs , " South Dakota , and there take the baths and enjoy the finest cli mate of any health resort in America. If this man was HUtisfied after mak ing u long trip , these residing within u few hundred miles und similurly af- fiicted can certainly afford to try It , or rather can't afford to neglect to try It. Ask any agent of the North-Western Line for full particulars , or wrlto J. R. BUCHANAN. General Passenger Agent , F. E. & M. V. R. R. , Omaha , Neb. New Invention * . Last week -159 patents were issued to United States inventors , und of this number 37 per cent were cither partly or en tirely sold before they were issued. Amongst the prominent manufac turing concerns who purchased patents wore the following : Dempster Manufacturing Co. , Des Moines , la. , Fitzgerald Meat Tree Co. , Chicago , -111. . Gathmann Torpedo Gun Co. , Chica go , 111. , Gates Iron Works , Chicago , 111. . Oukman Motor Vehicle Co. , Chicago , 111. . United Coke and Gas Co. , PhiluslPl- 'l hiu. Pa. , Page Woven Wire Fence Co. , Adri an , Mich. , Nordlinger Fire Works Co. . New York City , Vaughun Machine Co. , Portland. Me. . Union Cash Register Mfg. Co. . Tren ton , N. J. , Inventors desiring free information as to the best methods of procuring und protecting patents should nddres.- * Sues & Co. , Patent Lawyers und So licitors , Bee Bldg. , Omaha , Neb. Half Kales South via < > : : ihi and SI J.aul * and AValiiiHli Koutes. On the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month the above lines will sell home- seekers tickets to southern points for one fare ( plus $2.00) ) round trip. WINTER TOiJRIoi RATES now on sale to Hot Springs , Ark. , und all the winter resorts ut greatly RE- DUCL'D RATES. Remember the O. & St. > , . und Wu- bash , the shortest and quickest route to St. Louis. Remember the 0. & St. L. und O. . K. C. & E. is the shortest route to Quincy. Unexcelled service to Kansas City and the south. For rates , sleeping car accommoda tion and all information caa at the QUINCY ROUTE OFFICE. 141.3 Far- nam St. ( Paxton Hotel block ) or write Harry E. Moores , City Passenger untl Ticket Agent , Omaha , Neb. Important Inventions. Patents have been allowed upon ap plications prepared and prosecuted by us for interesting subjects as follows : To C. W. Cross , of Grinnell , for an auxiliary air heater adapted to b con nected with a stove in smh : a manner that it will receive and direct the pro ducts of combustion und i > id in warm ing and circulating air in a room , as required to maintain -iiiforin tem perature , by admitting cool air at its botom , heating it and discharging it at us top. An undivided half is assigned to W. S. More of same place. To J. Morgan , of Atlantic for a plant planting machine adaptfl to bo ad vanced across a field by horses to set out cabbage and tobacco plants in rows at regular distances apart. A boy on the machine hands plants in succession to automatic plant holders on a Avheel and as the wheel revolves it places the plants in a furrow in ad vance of the wheel by a furrow opener and furrow closers immediately cover the roots and rollers pack the ground around the roots. An undivided half has been assigned to E. Whitney , of Chicago. Printed consultation an'l advice free. THOMAS G. ORWIG & CO. . Registered Patent Attorneys. Des Moines , Iowa , Dec. 27 , 1899. "Winter Kzcurstonn. The Southern Pacific Company and. its connections operate the best first and second-class service to California. Arizona , Texas and Mexico. Through Pullman Palace Sleepers and Tourist Sleepers from all principal eastern points. Personally conducted Tourist Excursions from Cincinnati , Louisville , St Louis , Chicago , St. Paul , Minne apolis , Des Moines , Omaha , Kansas City. etc. For particulars and descrip tive literature write W. G. Neimyer , Gen'l Western Agent , 23S Clark St. . Chicago ; W. II. Connor. Com'I Agent , Chamber Commerce Bldg. , Cincinnati , Ohio , or W. J. Berg , Trav. Pass Agt. , 220 Elllcott Sq. , Buffalo , N. Y. Dr. Frankland always wore spec tacles. One day on Ludgate Hill a porter passing him was nearly pushed off the pavement by an unintentional motion of the ucctor. The fellow , with sharacteristic insolence , exclaimed : 'Damn your spectacles ! " Frankland , smiling , observed : "It is riot the first Lime they have saved my eyes. "