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VOLUME XXXJV.-NUMBER 8.
COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA. WEDNESDAY. MAY 27. 1903.
WHOLE NUMBER 1.724.
SIGN THE TREATY
CUBA AND UNCLE SAM CON
THEIR SIGNATURES ARE PLACED
All Provisions of Piatt Amendment
Are Incorporated Objections Made
Are All Overcome An Urgent Mes
sage from President Palma.
HAVANA The permanent treaty
between the United States and Cuba,
in which is incorporated all the provi
sions of the Piatt amendment, was
signed Friday afternoon.
The signing of the treaty took place
at 4:30 at the office of the secretary
of state. The signers were Secretary
of State Zaldo and United States Min
ister Squiers, who constituted special
plenipotentiaries for that purpose. Se
nor Zaldo and Mr. Squiers simply met,
accompanied by their secretaries, and
the signing was accomplished and cop
ies of the treaty exchanged within a
The permanent treaty contains no
provision for its abrogation and no
extraneous conditions of any kind. It
simply incorporates the entire Piatt
amendment into the form of a treaty.
The length of time consumed by the
negotiations was principally due to
the fact that the Cuban government
desired to include in the treaty vari
ous extraneous conditions, especially
one to the effect that there should be
no intervention into Cuban affairs by
the United States, except through the
intervention of the United States. All
these conditions were rejected.
The Associated Press' correspondent
saw a number of senators with re
spect to the ratification of the naval
stations treaties during this session
of congress, but they were not in
clined to be communicative. It re
mains evident that there is a tendency
to allow the treaties to go over this
An urgent message from President
Palma, which will accompany the
sending of the treaty, to the senate,
will have a strong effect.
Senor Sanguilly. the most active op
ponent of the treaties with the Uni
ted States, said he would oppose the
permanent treaty, because under it
the United States, being the stronger
power, could itself decide when inter
vention was desirable, regardless of
the wishes of Cuba. Other senators
say that the paragraph relating to
the Isle of Pines should have been
It is now expected that an agree
ment covering the details of the Uni
ted States naval stations will be reach
ed by President Palma and Unitea
States Minister Squiers within three
Albanians Are Humbled.
CONSTANTINOPLE. The Turkish
fficials observed much reserve re
garding the details of the fighting
which occurred during the advance of
the Turkish troops in Ipek, Albania,
which was occupied May 15. Several
hundred Albanians are reported to
have been killed or wounded. The Al
banians, it is declared, have telegraph
ed to the sultan announcing fidelity
and readiness to accept the measures
necessary for the pacification of their
submission and expressing their Al
bania. Death to Be the Penalty.
SAN JUAN. P. R. In the Humacao
district court of first degree Pedro
Diaz was convicted of murder during
a political riot at Humacao last Au
gust in killing a boy named Octavio
Reyes. Diaz will be sentenced Satur
day to be hanged sixty days later. This
is the first conviction under the new
code and the hanging will be the first
to occur in Porto Rico. It is certain
the governor will not interfere.
Kansas Swept by Cyclones.
CLAY CENTER. Kan. A severe cy
clone passed over Clay county Friday
afternoon, striking the southeast part
of the county, going just east of
Broughton and west of Gatesville.
Kan. As far as known no one was
killed in Clay county but at Bala, a
little town in Riley county, two little
girls named Daub were killed and a
number of persons injured. Five
houses were blown away at Bala and
many cattle killed.
Disturbances in Russia.
BERLIN The Lokal Anzeiger's cor
respondent at St. Petersburg tele
graphs that serious disturbances and
rioting have broken out in the prov
ince of Saratoff and that the peas
ants are buring and sacking the resi
dences of the land holders in many
Government Accepts Bids.
WASHINGTON. D. C Colonel Pat
ton, acting quartermaster general of
the army, decided to accept two bids
for carrying freight from the Pacific
coast to the Philippines. The bids
were the same oa miscellaneous
freight and passengers. The contract
will be made with the Pacific Mail
Steamship company for San Fran
cisco freight and with the Bos
ton Steamship company for freight
Shamrock Sails May 28.
GLASGOW. Sir Thomas Lipton's
squadron of four vessels will sail for
the United States May 28. two days
aheard of time. Sir Thomas himself
will sail for New York between June
15 and June 20.
Gold for South America.
NEW YORK. The London and
River Platte bank, lioited. -will ship
91.000.000 gold on Monday to Buenos
WHAT THE TREATY CONTAINS.
Some of the Features of the Cuban
WASHINGTON. These provisions,
among others, are succinctly stated in
the Cuban contract:
"Cuba is never to enter into any
treaty or other compact with any for
eign power which will impair or tend
to impair its independence. The gov
ernment is not to assume nor contract
any public debt to pay the interest
upon which and to make reasonable
sinking fund provision for the ulti
mate payment of which the revenue
of the island, after paying the gov
ernment expenses, shall be inade
quate. "Cuba consents that the United
States may intervene for the preserva
tion of the Cuban independence. Cuba
ratifies all acts of the United States
in Cuba during the military, occupa
tion. Cuba will make provision for
the sanitation of the cities of the
island to the end that a recurrence of
epidemic and infectious diseases may
MEET DEATH IN THE FLOOD.
Three Persons Are Drowned at
TECUMSEH. Neb. Four Inches of
rain in two hours Friday night has
thrown the Nemaha river out of it3
banks and the ruins of spring-planted
crops are now rushing down the cur
rent. At Sterling, a few miles above here.
a family of three, consisting of a
mother, brother and child, were
drowned while attempting to ford a
torrent trom the hillsides. Two of the
bodies have been recovered. The bot
tom lands are all under water, while
the hill land3 are washed bare and
a large per cent of the corn will have
to be replanted. The Burlington re
ports several small washouts, but not
so serious as to impede traffic. The
river is now falling, but another se
vere rain threatens to do more dam
age. SOME MORE BOODLE EVIDENCE
Ten Thousand Dollars Used to Defeat
ST. LOUIS, Mo. Testimony before
the grand jury Monday was to the ef
fect that $10,000 was paid to defeat
tne bill to reduce the fees of the ex
cise commissioner of St. Louis. This
money, it was testified, was distributed
In blocks of $500.
W. T. Carrington. state superintend
ent of schools, and R. P. Thompson,
chief deputy excise commissioner,
were witnesses before the grand jury.
Despite the money used to influence
members of the legistature against the
bill, a compromise -was finally adopt
ed which gave to the excise commis
sioner only 40 per cent of the income
of the office.
Just who paid the boodle money has
not yet been divulged.
Treaty Negotiations With China.
WASHINGTON. D. C Treaty ne
gotiations between the United States
and China commissioners are again
moving forward and the prospect is
bright for a successful issue. Prac
tically only two points of importance
remain to be agreed on and one of
these is the provision for the opening
of the new ports in Manchuria. This
has been the most serious ob
stacle to the consummation of the
Lieutenant Walker Killed.
MANILA Lieutenant Waltcer of the
constabulary, who was reported miss
ing after the recent fighting in the
island of Cebu, was, it became known
later, killed by a superior band of fa
natics which surrounded the lieuten
ant's party. Two privates of the con
stabulary were also killed and three
were captured. Two of these prison
ers were murdertd One of them es
caped. Itch Grows on Kansas Stock.
TOPEKA. Kan. The State Live
Stock Sanitary commission is in ses
sion here to consider the best method
cf combating the Texas itch. As a
result Governor Bailey will impose a
still more rigid .quarantine and an or
der will likely be made to dip all cat
tle coming into the state
American Does Homage at Tomb.
ROME: General Jacob Smith visit
ed the tombs of King Victor Emman
uel and King Humbert in the panthe
on Tuesday. He was received by a
group of Italian veterans, to whom he
said he wished to pay his tribute of
respect to the two late kings, who
were soldiers, like himself.
Sprinter Lowers World's Record.
LONDON. Alfred Shrubb on the
London Athletic club grounds ran
three miles in fourteen minutes, seven
teen and three-fifths seconds, beating
the world's record by nearly two sec
onds. Sweden's Sum for St. Louis.
STOCKHOLM. Sweden. The Rists
dag passed the bill granting $32,000
for the expenses of participation in the
St. Louis expasilion.
Roadmaster Ahern Killed.
CRESCO. la. While attempting to
beard a northbound train at this point
T. Ahern. roadmaster of the Iowa and
Minnesota division of the Milwaukee
road, fell under the wheels and was
Children Killed by Sunstroke.
NEW YORK Two children a boy
and a girl died on the street ia Brooklyn-
Wednesday from the excessive
CANCEL OF RISES
THREE THOUSAND PROMOTIONS
WITHDRAWN BY PAYNE.
LEGAL MAXIMUM IS REACHED
The Postal Probe Continues, Mr. Heath
Being Notified of the Tulloch
Charges on Which Reports Were Ex
pected and Came Forth.
WASHINGTON The promotions of
over 3,000 postoffice clerks throughout
the country, recently authorized, were
cancelled by Mr. Payne.
First Assistant Postmaster General
Wynne reported to Mr. Payne that the
tabulation of clerks in each grade in
postoffices of the first class had been
completed. This work was undertaken
in acocrdance with the order to rear
range the salaries of clerks already
classified, so that the number in the
several grades should not exceed the
number specifically prescribed by con
gress. The former classification was
made by George W. Beavers, just prior
to his sudden resignation as chief of
the division of salaries and allowances.
The new schedule approved by the
postmaster general, after transferring
5 per csut from grades where there
are vacancies, as authorized by a re
cent decision of the comptroller of the
curency. makes it necessary to cancel
3,046 promotions in the several grades
in which there is an excess above the
legal number and in which 7,042 pro
motions have been authorized. The
It will not be necessary in anv case
to reduce any clerk, but simply to can
cel 3,046 out of 7.402 promotions here
tofore authorized to take effect on July
1. 1903. We will p'roceed at once to
ascertain exactly the number of promo
tions in each grade that it will be nec
essary to cancel at each postoffice and
will then inform the postmasters and
allow them to secure the increases
which must be cancelled.
Most of the excesses in the number
in the respective grades of clerks scat
tered throughout the United States at
first class presidential offices are in the
$900 and $1,000 per annum classes. The
excesses in grades are d'vided among
those grades as follows: Two hundred
and fifty-eight excess in the $700
grade. 852 in the $900 grade. 936 in
the $1,000 grade. 451 in the $1,100
grade. 243 in the $1,200 grade. 220 in
the $1,300 grade. 82 in the $1,400 grade
and 18 in the $1,500 grade.
The postmaster general to-day sent
to Mr. Heath a copy of the charges
filed by Mr. Tulloch, together with a
letter requesting any suggestion he
may submit on the subject It is the
first official communication with Mr.
Heath during the investigation. None
of the supplemental answers to the
postmaster general giving Mr. Tul
loch's definite charges have been re
ceived. G. A. R. SPURNS LEE'5 STATUE.
Veterans Declare Capitol Should Ad
mit No Monuments.
M'PHERSON, Kan. The Grand Ar
my of the Republic, Department of
Kansas, the twenty-second encamp
ment of which is in session here, pass
ed a resolution protesting against Vir
ginia's proposal to place a statue of
Robert E. Lee in the rotunda of the
capitol at Washington.
The resolution protests against the
"placing in said rotunda the statue of
Robert E. Lee or any other person who
has been disloyal to the government
of the United States and has volun
tarily borne arms against it.'
Same Terms as United States.
WASHINGTON. Great Britain has
decided to accord China the same
terms in the settlement in the Boxer
indemnity as those accepted by the
United States. The state department
has been informed that the English
charge at Peking has signified the
willingness of his government to ac
cept payment on a silver basis for a
term of years, serving of under bond
the right to receive payment of any
deficiency that might exist should it
hereafter be decided that the pay
ments should have been made on a
gold basis. This very much strength
ens the attitude of the United States.
High Water Hurts Santa Fe.
TOPEKA, Kan. The Santa Fe is
having trouble with high water on
the Southern Kansas division. Rain
began falling Thursday and continued
all night and is still falling. The
rivers began to leave their banks and
are now so high that the trains cannot
run. William Burke was drowned at
night while fording Sycamon creek,
near Independence. Kan., in a wagon.
Uncle Sa-n's Cash.
WASHINGTON, D. C Today's
statement of the treasury balances in
the general fund shows: Available
cash balance, $222,000,166; gold, $103,
748,115. Race Leads to Duel Challenge.
PARIS. M. Charron, a prominent
sportsman, has challenged M. Marghil-
man to fight a duel, as the result of a
controversy over a race at Chantiliy.
Modocs to Go Home.
WASHINGTON. D. C The com
missioner of Indian affairs has been
informed by the Indian agent at the
Quapaw agency in Indian territory
that most of the forty-seven Modoc
Indians who constitute the remnant
of the tribe which in 1876 perpetrated
the massacre at- the lava beds, are
preparing to leave for their old home
on the Klamath reservation in Oregon.
The Indians give as a reason their
preference for the Pacific coast.
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On Memorial day the Chamber cf
Commerce will present to the city of
New York Augustus St. Gaudens he
roic statue of Gen. William Tecumseh
Sherman, a work that has been called
the finest piece of sculpture created
in 400 years. When the statue was
exhibited in the Salon of the Champs
de Mars, in 1899. the place of honor
was given to it, that being the first
time such a mark of artistic appre
ciation was ever shown to an Ameri
The statue, which is of bronze. Is
to stand at the entrance to Central
Park, at Fifth avenue and Fifty-ninth
NEW RULES FOR INSPECTION.
Special Fitness of Men Will Ce Con
sidered. WASHINGTON, D. C General Bur
ton, inspector general cf the army,
with the authorization and approval
of Secretary Root, has prepared an
order designed to bring the inspector
general's department into closer rela
tions with the army. Hereafter all of
ficers assigned to the different depart
ments as inspectors general will be
exclusively under the control of thu
department commander, who will con
trol their assignments. Reports will
be transmitted through the adjutant
general's department to the inspector
All inspectors of armories, arsenals,
depots, etc.. and of important posts
and commands, including West Point.
Leavenworth, Fort Riley. Fort Mon
roe and Fort Totten. will be directed
by the secretary of vrar and made by
officers recommended by the inspector
general with a view to their special
fitness for the work enjoined.
REPORT TEN FEET OF SNOW.
Figured that 90,000 Head of Stock
BUTTE. Mont. Ten feet of snow
is reported from Coutts. Mont., near
the boundary, and the thermometer
is ranging from 4 to 6 degrees below j
zero. Traffic on the Great Northern
is seriously interfered with by the
drifting snow and the trains are be
ing operated only under the greatest
Conservative estimates place the j
loss of stock at about $2,000,000 and
the number of heac of stock lost is
figured at about 90,000. This loss will
be swelled by the ruin of the fruit
crop throughout northern Montana,
which, it is understood, is a total fail
ure. Indignant at Count Cassini.
LONDON. The Jews of London are
very indignant at the assertion of
Count Cassini, the Russian ambassa
dor at Washington, that the troubles
at Kishineff were the outcome of the
usury of the money lenders. The ed
itor of the Jewish World offers to
give $250 to any American charitable
institution named by Count Cassini if J
the latter can substantiate his asser-
tion to the satisfaction of three
TOO MUCH MONT PELEE MONEY.
Committee Has $84,000 Which Mayj
Go to Filipinos.
WASHINGTON The committee
appointed by the president and the
other committees ,formed to raise
funds for the relief of tha sufferers
by the Mont Pelee eruptions have
completed their worn. They report
that of the $157,000 collected only $73,
000 has been expended and it is not
considered expedient to disburse the
President Roosevelt has suggested
that the funds still on hand" be sent
to Governor Taft in the Philippines
for relief work there and the commit
tee announces that this suggestion
may be followed, or contributors may
have the remainder of their subscrip
tions returned to them.
Up in a Balloon.
PARIS. Santos-Dumont made a
successful ascent in his steerable bal
loon at Neuilly Thursday afternoon in
the presence of 3.000 spectators, in
cluding the minister of finance', M.
Bouvier. At the Bois de Boulogne a
number of evolutions were gone
through amid the applause of the
spectators. After maneuvering for
half an hour at a height of 600 feet
above the polo grounds Santos-Dumont
returned to Neuilly.
Hay Receives Resolutions.
WASHINGTON. D. C Some of the
resolutions adopted last Sunday by
various mass meetings and conven
tions respecting the Kishineff mas
sacre reachad Secretary Hay Tuesday.
They will receive carefu considera
tion, and it may be some way will be
found by which the substance of these
resolutions can be" communicated to
the Russian government as an evi
dence of the feeling aroused in the
OF GEN. SHERMAN.
street. Mr. St. Gaudens' work repre
sents the hero of the "March to the
Sea" seated on his charger, in full
uniform of a general in the field, his
head bared as if in response to the
acclaiming voices of his soldiers, his
campaign hat in his right hand held
in the fine free motion of a salute.
Immediately in front of the charger
is a woman's figure symbolizing Vic
tory, her robes fluttering backward in
the breeze created by the forward
movement, and in her upraised hand
the palm branch of peace. Artisti
cally the work is unquestionably tho
finest in America. New York Press.
LOSS VERY HEAVY.
One Thousand Killed and Three Hun
WASHINGTON, r. C Advices of a
thoroughly reliable character received
in Washington, under date of May 1,
show that the Venezuelan revolution
ists are not only holding their own,
but are making considerable headway.
The advices say:
The districts of Coro. Barisquisimo,
Torquas, on the west side. Ciudad Bol
ivar, on the Orinoco, and its surround
ing country are still In the power of
the revolutionists. Within sixty miles
of La Guayra. in the Rio Chico dis
trict, the revolutionists are holding
forth, and although the government a
few weeks ago sent an expedition
there to drive them out. they succeed
ed only in making them retreat, and
within a few days they were again
back there. A 'atle took place in
which the government lost over a
thousand men and about 300 wounded
were brought back to La Guayra after
a two day3 fight.
"Ob tho other band, the revolution
ists have not succeeded in ousting the
government or in winning any partic
ular fight, but they, are decimating the
government troops and the govern
ment now has no more than 3,00u men
An expedition went from La Guayra
about 1 500 men to Tucacas, there
to meet the forces of the revolution
ists, but the result is very doubtful.
Two days ago the news came that
General Matos has left Curacao and
landed in Venezuela at a point called
Chirivirichi) which is a few miles west
of Puerto Cabellc. It is said that an
aggressive campaign on his part ia
again to be undertaken.
AFTER A POSTAL CLERK'S SCALP.
May Be Removed for Promoting Suits
WASHINGTON, D. C Second As
sistant Postmaster General Shallen
barger has directed Svend Schibsby,
a railway postal clerk at Kansas City.
to show cause why he should not b
dismissed for promoting suits against
the government for traveling expenses
of postal employes. There are 9.000
railway postal clerks m the country
and the purpose is to prevent a wide
spread movement having in view the
prosecution of a claim which the de
partment regards as preposterous.
The position of the postoffice de
partment is that the -designated head
quarters of these clerks is the route
on which their runs are made, and not
the city or town where they may hap
pen to live. A case is now pending
in the court of claims in this city in
volving this question ot their travel
Letters Received at Washington.
WASHINGTON-Another large batch
of letters came to the state department
all relating to the Jewish massacre at
Kishenev. The department is acknowl
edging the receipt of all these with
promises of consideration. The Rus
sian government appears to have
dene what it could to restore order in
the disturbed section and seems to be
punishing the perpetrators of the out
rages. " Chinese Treaty a a Standstill.
WASHINGTON, D. C No progress
is reported from the United States
treaty commissioners in China. Tb9
exact nature of the obstacle to the
consummation of the trade treaty is
not known. The Chinese commis
sioners make one statement i
the matter; the Russian govern
ment makes another and conflict
ing statement, and the commis
sioners do not know which cf them
President Hcnors Hanna.
CLEVELAND. O. President Roose
velt accepted an invitation to attend
the wedding of Miss Ruth Hanna and
Joseph Medill McCormick of Chicago
on June 10. The president and Mrs.
Roosevelt will arrive at Cleveland on
the morning of June 9. probably re
turning home on the following after
noon. The ceremony will be perform
ed in St. Paul's Episcopal church,
on Euclid: avenue, by Bishop
A POSTAL DEFICIT
THE . O. DEPARTMENT IS $227,300
MACHEN IS MUCH TO BLAME
Peetmaater General' Payne Decides to
Ask Congress for Special Appropria
tion in December, but Meanwhile
Rural Delivery ia Badly Crippled.
WASHINGTON Congress will be
asked at the opening of its next ses
sion to make an appropriation to cov
er deficiencies in both the regular de
livery service and the rural free de
livery service of the postoffice depart
ment. Postmaster General Payne cm
Thursday announced that this deficien
cy now aggregates exactly $227,300, of
which $105,700 is in the free delivery
The postmaster general said that
he much regretted the existence of the
deficit and for the first time publicly
criticised the administration of A. W.
Machea, the general superintendent of
the free delivery system, who is on in
definite leave of absence.
"This Is not the first time that a de
ficiency has occurred in the free de
livery service," said Mr. Payne, "but
I regret its existence. At the opening
of the last congress Mr. Machen point
ed out that without additional appro
priations no more routes could be es
tablished beyond those ready to be in
stalled January 1. He said, however,
if congress appropriated $500,000 for
the purpose the work could be contin
ued during the rest of the fiscal year.
This appropriation was promptly
made, but it was exhausted.
"Despite this fact the office (the free
delivery office) was going on increas
ing the deficiency, and if we had not
taken steps to curtail the expenditures
and suspend the establishment of
routes until the beginning of the next
fiscal year, the deficit would have been
much larger. It was not good admin
Continuing, the postmaster general
said that part of the deficiency wa3
discovered before Mr. Machen was gi
en his leave.
"He reported a part of it himself."
Mr. Payne added. "First Assistant
Postmaster General Wynee recently
reported to me that $20,000 deficiency
existed in the rural service, and Mr.
Wynne and myself agreed that by eco
nomical measures the department
might eliminate that. A bureau offi
cer should .not incur a deficit without
consulting his superior officer, the
postmaster general. I cannot stand
for that kind of administration. An
official must be held to a more strict
accounting. I do not say that thervi
was anything criminal or anything
wrong in Mr. Machen's action, but it
was certainly loose administration,
and he should have had his business
more in hand. I believe, however,
that congress will quickly vote the
money to cover the deficiency."
To Test Anti-Trust Law.
WASHINGTON. D. C Two cases
intended to test the validity of the
Texas anti-trust law were docketed in
the United States supreme court. The
cases are those of the state of Texas
vs. the National Cottonseed Oil com
pany and the Southern Cottonseed Ooil
company, both New Jersey companies.
The two companies were consolidated
and the consolidation acquired other
oil factories, the combination result
ing in the formation of a trust, as al
leged by the state asd not denied by
the companies. It is stated that one
result of the combination was the fix
ing of the price of cottonseed at $17
a ton. The combination was pronounc
ed illegal by the Texas courts and the
oil companies bring the cases to the
supreme court on writ of error, alleg
ing that the Texas anti-trust laws are
in contravention of both the federal
and the stata constitutions.
FENCES MUST COME DOWN.
Hitchcock Denies the Reoort That
Time Has Been Extended.
WASHINGTON. Secretary Hitch
cock said Thursday that the report
that there had been extension of time
to July 1 for the removal of fences
around public lands used for grazing
purposes was incorrect.
An inquiry of this character came
to the interior department from Ne
braska. Shortly after the adjourn
ment of congress the department
issued orders to its agents directing
the removal of the fences, and the
law, the secretary said, would be car
ried out. "In some of the other states
the removal of the fences has been in
progress for a year or more.
Eight Thousand Homeless.
MANILA 'a wo thousand native
houses have been destroyed by fire
in Tondo district of Manila. About
8,000 persons are homeless and are
being red and sheltered by the munici
pality. The damage is estimated ut
Divorce Law unconstitutional.
SAN JOSE. Cal. Superior Judge
Rhodes Friday declared the new state
divorce law unconstitutional.
Lord Milner Talks of Africans.
JOHAUUESBURG. Lord Milner,
high commissioner of South Africa,
addressed a meeting on tne native
question, contended that natives who
raised themselves to a civilized level
with the whites were xentitled to equal
privilege. He sympathized, he said,
with the feeling in jSouth Africa
against an influx of the Asiatics, but'
that influx should be resisted on econ
omic grounds and not on the score of
t UK? TOKIAMS.
The village of Kent, near Creston.
has decided to incorporate.
The quarterly pensions awarded to
:he veterans in the Soldiers' home at
Marshalltowa Just received amounts to
An attempt to hold up Thomas Mc
Carthy's restaurant at West Liberty
resulted in the death of Arthur Meade,
who attempted to assist the proprietor.
War on the dandelions was begun
at Marshalltown under the leadership
ot the Woman's club. Public school
children have been enlisted for the
work of extermination.
Justice Bouner of Webster City re
fused to hold Dr. Ida Louise Lyons,
physic and magnetic healer, charged
with practicing withoufa license. The
ground for release Is that the Iowa
law refers only to drug doctors.
D. Yeomans, interstate commerce
commissioner: George R. Peck, gen
eral counsel of the Milwaukee rail
road. Chicago, and Colonel Ainsworth,
chief of the pension bureau at Wash
ington, arrived in Onawa to look at
the stock at the Park farm of Mr. Yeo
mans. Wilkesbarre (Pa.) dispatch: At
an impressive ceremony at the Ma
linckrodt convent fifteen girls took
the white veil and twenty sisters the
black veil. Bishop Hoban presided.
Among those who took the holy vows
was Sister Cuedila Stein Koeng of
In the last few months the state has
been enriched about $150 a month on
account of issuance by the state audi
tor of the certificates which insurance
companies send out to agents and cus
tomers showing that they have secur
ities on deposit to cover the value of
The $10,000 breach of promise suit
of Miss Leona Mackison against Dr.
J. W."Frazier of Honey Creek, which
has been assigned for trial at Potta
wattamie county in the district court,
was settled out of court, a compromise
having been reached by the parties
interested. Miss Mackison concluded
to accept $1,050 in settlement.
Nearly all the farmers around Afton
and Creston are now engaged in tack
ing up signs at the entrance of their
farms notifying all hunters and others
not to trespass on their premises and
threatening them with prosecution in
case they disregard the notices. This
action has become necessary from the
frequent loss of stock by careless peo
ple with guns and the frequent tres
pass of parties with, doas who have
made the stock so wild that it is im
possible to properly care for it.
John Foss a well known cigarmaker
of Creston, was taken to the inebriate
ward of the state hospital at Mount
Pleasant by Sheriff Marshall, under
sentence of three years, as pronounc
ed by Judge Macy after a hearing in
the district court. Foss is the first
Atlantic man to be brought up under
the new dipsomaniac law, but Mayor
McWaid has notified several others
that the next time they come before
him for drunkenness he will file In
formation against them and have them
i sent to the hospital with Foss.
A determined effort is to be made
by the state officials to put an end to
the sale of uncolored oleomargarine
in Iowa. Some time ago the state
dairy commissioner caused a test suit
to be brought by the indictment of
agents selling so-called uncolored oleo
margarine. On the first trial the jury
disagreed, but a conviction was se
cured on the second trial. The oleo
margarine sold was not pure white,
but rather of an ivory color, like poor
butter, but it was that which passes
under the United States classification
as uncolored. and is in fact not artifi
The receipts in the general funds at
the Christian Home, Council Bluffs,
last week amounted to $178.53, being
$21.42 below the needs of the week
and increasing the deficiency to $1.
S60.43 in this fund to date. In the
manager's fund the receipts were
$22.25, being $12.75 below the needs
of the week and increasing the de
ficiency in this fund to date to $76.55.
Onawa was visited by a perfect
deluge of rain. 3.30 inches falling in a
short time. According to the weather
observer this makes the total for the
month of May to date 9.62 inches,
which is the greatest rainfall since
18S8. when the rainfall for the entire
month of May was 0.82 inches.
At Ames the board of trustees of.
the State college let the contract for
the central building at the college fo
$266,000 toH. W. Shlueter & Co. of
Chicago. The plans were modified
from tho original draft ro as to admit
The special election for the purpose
of submitting to the electors of Coun
cil Bluffs the question of granting a
franchise to the Western Iowa Inde
pendent Telephone company to operate
in this city cannot now be held "before
Leading members of the Church of
Latter Day Saints at Lamoni. Ia., have
organized a co-operative mercantile
company under the name of the La
ment Supply company, the articles of j
incorporation for which were filed with
the secretary of state.
Congressman Hull held a conference
in De3 Moines with persons interested
in the headquarters of ;he rural free !
mail delivery and agreed to give his
assistance to the movement to make
Des Moines the headquarters for the
district instead of Denver.
Miss Eva Hattery, a teacher in the
Collins school, was probably fatally
burned while trying to light a Are with
John Alexander Dcwie has paid $100
to F. L. Eickelburg of Cedar Falls ia
payment of a suit for hall rent.
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