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TITE OMAI1A PAIIr llEEi JKLVDAY, JANTXAKY S, J!03.
TAX LEVY READY FOR BOARD
County Auditor Innet Ha Iumi ed 8tate
ment All Beady.
TREASURER SOON READY FOR HE CA H
Tefal Amount to Be toller-ted Is 4H,.
XTO, of Whlrh aift3,N2B la (oralis
to the City of Coanell
At the meeting of the Board of Super
visors today County Auditor Innes will sub
mit the Itemized statement of the tax
levy for 1903, and on Ita approval by the
board, a merely perfunctory matter, the
regular warrant will be Uiued to County
Treasurer Arnd for the collection of the
taxes named. The total taxes to be col
lected In Tottawattamle county amount to
$48,059.71. of which the city of Council
Bluffs will receive tlB3.R25.89. The report
of the county auditor to be submitted to the
supervisors will show the collections for
the several funds for 1903 as follows:
Poll t 4.B.T7 60
State R2.2-9 93
Tfor 13,2 60
Hrldge - 2S.247.90
Road 13.M 49
HoMlers relief 3.23.10
Hond 8,789 32
I'onr fRrm 13.or.2 51
TeachTs 153.R-J3 30
Township (road) 17.352 98
Town Igt'neral) - 8.923.37
Miscellaneous - 18,711.62
Total - $4S6,0D9.71
The report will also contain a statement
of the disbursement of the county funds as
follows for 1902:
Poor 22 6ii8.4
Soldiers' relief 3,261.07
1 Fiuid Expenditures.
The general fund, on which In drawn the
warrants for the maintenance of the county
administration, will show by the county
auditor's report an Increase of $14,000 over
the expenses for the previous year. The
warrants drawn upon this fund, as shown
by the report to be (submitted today, were
Officers' salaries - $ 14.944 00
Ilu ties' salaries 8,310.00
(Supervisors, per diem and commu
ne work 1,591.20
Officers' 'expenses 1.3K2.41
Jntiitor's aalary I,6u0.0u
Witness fees, district court. Coun
cil Bluffs 664.00
Witness fees, district court, Avoca 374.95
Grand Jury, witness fees. Council
Hluffs 764 re
Grand Jury, witnnaa fees, Avoca.. J43 25
1'etlt Jury, Council Bluffs 7.6.ft0
Petit Jury, Avoca 1,936.80
Grand Jury, Council liluffs 8o6.85
Grand Jury, Avoca 193.5S
Bailiffs, district court S.9W.20
Reporter, district court 2,006.60
Attorney fees 270.00
I'onrdlnK Jurors, Council Bluffs... 150.26
Boarding jurors. Avoca ., . . 82.25
Hhtrirf's expense 1,866.17
Sheriff's fee 2,217.46
Boarding prisoners 1,SCH).37
Judge superior court 760.00
Jurors, superior court 840.00
Witnesses, superior court ..i 73 20
Justice fees 996.76
Constable fees (76.13
Jurors. Justice of peace 87.00
Witnesses, Justice of .petu-e '. ' 8.13,00
Coroner's' fees . 6M.60
Township officers 985,89
Afsessors' salaries 2,926.41
Klectlon expenses 2.670.37
Collecting delinquent taxe 1,332.02
Repairs j 940.69
Road costs and platting 991.10
Transfer to poor fund 13,000.00
I'ubllnhlng proceedings 2.213.37
Printing and books 4.496.46
Stationery and supplies 1,660.86
Kuel 1.4M5 64
Wolf bounty ' 2.9UPO
Board of Health ... 911.97
School fund foreclosure 1,064.86
Total .' $108,575.79
The county and city levies for 1903 are
lightly In excess of those for the previous
year. The city levy Is about $10,000 In ex
cess of that for 1902 and will be as fol
lows: General $86,336.15
Oas and street light 10.900.83
Library building 10,9m 84
Paving and grading bondr. 18.168 07
Sewer bonds 7.2tr7.24
Bond loan (.084.04
Vunded debt 10.9oO.S3
City road 320.41
N. Y. Plumbing Co., Telephone 62.
Plumbing and heating. Blxby Son.
Ready for the Retailers.
The wholesale agricultural Implement
louses of Council Bluffs are making elab
orate preparations to entertain the retail
ers who will attend tke Iowa and Ne
braska Retail Implement Dealers' conven
tion, which opens In Omaha Tuesday and
lasts over Thursday. All of the houses on
Implement row are arranging for a display
of tbelr goods and their customers will be
provided with the best of everything In the
sating and drinking line. Several of the
larger bouses will have quits elaborate
lunchoons served each day during the con
vention and a number of entertainments.
Including a theater party, are on the pro
gram for the convention days. Local
wholesale Implement men anticipate a
larger attendance of the retailers this year
than for many years before and are mak
ing their arrangements accordingly. It Is
expected that between 600 and 700 retail
dealers from Iowa. Nebraska, South Da
kota and Minnesota will bs In attendance
at this convention.
1 The first heating stove given by Wllllrm
Welch to his ooal customers was awarded
'to the Christian borne. Another has been
put up on the same plan, and during the
next thirty days will be given sway free to
one of his customers. Before ordering your
'coal call at It Norh Mala street or
W. C. A. Aannal Meeting;.
This musical program has been arranged
for the annual meeting of the Woman's
Christian association In the First Pres
byterian church this afternoon: Vocal
olo by Clyde B. Altcbison, accompanied
by Miss McCabe; vocal solo by Miss Lu
cille Porterfield, accompanied by Miss
Frances Wright; vocal solo by Miss Jes
sica Wallace, accompanied by Mias Ella
Beach; Instrumental selection by Miss
Cora Harlo and a vocal solo by Charles
Haverstock. accompanied by Dr. Claude P.
Lewis. Refreshments will be served at the
close of the program.
Baalaess for Clr t on sell.
The city council will meet In regular
session tonight and several Important mat
ters are slated to come up for action.
Among the number will be the ordinance
requiring the placing of all telephone wires
In underground conduits, which has been
before the committee of the whole for two
weeks, and separate ordinances containing
similar provisions for the wires of the tel
egraph and electric light companies and
for the feed wires of the motor company
within the district prescribed In the orig
inal telephone wires ordinance.
M1JOR 1H EMTIO!.
Pavi sells drugs.
For rent, modern house, 719 Sixth Ave.
fcxpert watch repairing, LetTert, 409 Bway.
Officer Is selling dwellings cheap. 419 B'y.
Picture framing. C. E. Alexander Co.,
Born, to Dr. and Mrs. F. T. Beybert, Sun
day morning, twin daughters.
Wanted, a good cook. Mrs. Charles T.
Stewart, 226 South Sixth street.
Cut prices on art calendars and blotters
for New Year's gifts. Alexander A Co.
Miss Hnsel Rorkafellow of Atlantic, la.,
Is the guest of Miss Zlnk of Fourth street.
The public schools of the city will reopen
this morning, after the Christmas vacation.
John Huss castle, Royal Highlanders,
will Install officers this evening and Initiate
We are headquarters for glass of all
kinds. See us before you buy. C. B. Paint.
Oil and Glass Co.
Mrs. J. C. Lenge Is entertaining her
sister, Mrs. 8. R. Cheadle, and daughter
Corrlne, of Ottumwa, la.
The regular meeting of Fidelity council.
Royal Arcanum, will be held this evening,
when the recently elected officers will be
The art department of the Council Bluffs
Woman's club will meet this evening in
the club rooms, with Miss Margaret O Don
nell as leader.
Mrs. Nevln C. Lescher and children of
Galesburg, 111., arrived yesterday on a
visit to Mrs. Iesrher's sister, Mrs. Victor
E. Bender of Fifth avenue.
C. H. Smith, a student In the State Agri
cultural college at Ames, Is the gueat of
C. C. Nye. Mr. Smith is a member of the
famous "Six-Foot" club of the college.
A warrant was Issued yesterday after
noon from the court of Justice Bryant for
the arrest of Ruben Ingram and Frank
Hhadden on a charge of assaulting G. F.
The first regular meeting of the Council
Bluffs Ministerial association for the year
will be held this morning In the Broadway
Methodist church. Officers for the ensuing
year will be elected.
There will be a meeting of Shaduklam
temple. Dramatic Order Knights of Khoras
Ban, Thursday evening to make arrange
ments for holding a ''ceremonial" Thurs
day night, January 15.
Edith, the 13-year-old daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. H. L- Hyatt of Woodbury avenue,
died yesterday morning. The fune-al will
be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from
the family residence and Interment will be
In Walnut Hill cemetery.
The wlnte- term at both day and night
school of the Western Iowa Business and
Normal collego will begin Monday, Jan
uary 6. Those Intending entering soon
should make arrangements to enter Monday
If possible, as beginning classes In each de
partment will be organized then.
Mrs. Mary Defflnbaugh, aged 71 years,
died yesterday morning at her home, 726
Mynster street. Her death was due to the
Infirmities of old age. Five sons and three
daughters survive tier. Arrangements for
the funeral have not been completed.
The election of officers of the Woman's
Home Missionary society of the Broad
way Methodist church will be held Thurs
day afternoon at the home of Mrs. A. E.
Griffith on Oakland avenue. The Woman's
Foreign Missionary and Ladles' Aid socie
ties will be entertained Tuesday afternoon
by Mrs. Arthur and Mrs. Orcutt at the let
ter's home on Oakland avenue.
ROW OVER SELF GOVERNMENT
Adoption fcy Ida Grove Schools Brings
the Resignation of Super-
SIOUX CITY, la., Jan. 4. (Special Tele
gram.) An attempt to Inaugurate soll-gov-ernir.ent
In the schools at Ida Grove has
precipitated a hot light, which has resulted
In the resignation of Superintendent E. T.
Sheppard. The school board has voted to
inaugurate the system and promptly ac
cepted Prof. Shcppard's resignation, ap
pointing Miss Jessie Johnson to succeed
him. Now the citizens have taken sides
and the end Is not yet. This is the first
attempt to Inaugurate a plan of self-government
in any Iowa High school and the
plan is based upon the Chicago model.
From the very first Prof. Sheppard too't a
strong stand against It and virtually served
an ultimatum upon the board that I'.' .'t
were adopted bis resignation would follow.
The students will Immediately form com
mittees and organise a system of govern
GUNSHOT WOUND MAY BE FATAL
Inldentlfled Robber Who 'Was Shot
by Ills Victim Is Likely '
(From a Staff Oorreeponderut.)
DE3 MOINES. Jan. 4. (Special Tele
gram.) The unidentified desperado who was
shot while robbing P. Sullivan at Hamilton
on Friday night Is In Jail in Knoxvllle
and Is so seriously injured that it Is feared
he will die. There ars signs of blood
poison from the wound in his face. He
has refused to give his name and still
maintains that he was merely passing the
house when the two men pressed him into
their service. But he was a total stranger
In that part of the state and there is no
doubt expressed that he has been the real
leader of the gang. The other two men
have not been found.
EXCITEMENT OVER SHORTAGES
Cltlsens of San Jnan Aronsed When
Arrest of Mayor on Charge of
Destroying Records Ocears.
SAN JUAN. P. R., Jan. 4. The mayor of
this city, Manuel Egoicue, has been ar
rested and held In $5,000 ball on the charge
made by Official Inspector Holt of destroy
ing the records of the city water receipts,
which constituted the only evidence of al
leged extensive peculations and embezzle
ment. The allegations against the mayor were
originally made October last In a petition
of citizens, which was presented to the
governor, and which asked for the prosecu
tion of the mayor. The editor of the News,
which published the text of the petition,
was arrested October 23 on the complaint
of the mayor on a charge of libel. This ar
rest caused considerable excitement, which
ended in the shooting of two men.
Since then three other officials have been
arrested and are being prosecuted for al
leged shortages In their accounts and for
embeztlemtnt. The peculations are said
to range from $8,000 to $43,000, and misap
propriations of other fuds are also al
leged. The arrest of the mayor today caused
great excitement. Men congregated on the
plazas and surrounded the office of Lawyer
Acuna, who has undertaken the defense of
a former city official named Rivera, who
turned state's evidence. Shots were fired,
but no persons sustained serious injury.
Very Hr a Crime.
To allow constipation to poison your
body. Dr. King's New Life Pills cares It
and builds up your health or no pay. Sis.
For sale by Kuhu A Co.
RECALLS AN OLD INCIDENT
Bndden Death of a Diplomat Man the
Arthur New Year1! Eeoeptiotu
POKER GAME SETS A PAPER SCOOPED
Postmaster General Talks of service
In Its Department Has Great
Hopes of Fatare of Rnral
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4. (Special.) The
president's first reception for the year
1903 passed off without any unusual Inci
dent. There are many people In Washing
ton who have made it their annual practice
to attend the first executive reception of
the season. Among these an Incident of
Just twenty years sgo Is brought vividly to
It was on the 1st of January, 1883, that
President Arthur suddenly left the receiv
ing line and ordered the rooms closed. The
reception came to a sudden end and the
reason for It was thus recorded in the
Post of January 2:
"Minister Allen, representing the Ha
waiian kingdom fta this country, srrlved at
the executive mansion at 11 o'clock and
seemed to be In his usual health. Being
the oldest member of the diplomatic corps
he took precedence in waiting upon the
president. After shaking hands with the
latter he mingled for half an hour with the
throng In the East room. Just before 12
o'clock he went to the cloakroom to secure
his coat and hat, and his carriage was
called, hi purpose being to call next upou
the secretary of state, when he suddenly
staggered and fell. Instantly several per
sons gathered about the prostrate man,
who was subsequently lifted and placed on
a sofa, and Surgeon General Wales of the
nsvy, who was In the house at the time,
was summoned. General Basil Norrls re
sponded to the call also, but neither could
afford relief to the afflicted man, who died a
few minutes after 12 o'clock."
In 1883 the Hawaiian kingdom was, diplo
matically speaking, the most Important rep
resented In Washington. His excellency,
Elisha Hunt Allen, had served In the capa
city of minister for a quarter of a century.
Because of bis long service he was tho
doyea of the diplomatic corps and took
precedence over the representatives of all
the great European powers. Today Hawaii
is a part of the United States, and no rep
resentatives of any other minor republic
or kingdom ever again headed the diplo
matic ' corps, for tho reason that the big
powers are now represented in Washington
by ambassadors, who form a small coterie
by themselves, and If all of them should be
first recognized by the president on the
morning of December 31 they would still
take precedenco over ministers, even
though some of the latter might have
served for half a century.
Reporter Makes n Mistake.
A good story is told on the representative
of a leading western newspaper in connec
tion with this shocking termination of that
New Year's reception: New Year's day Is
a very easy one for the newspaper men of
Washington, and for nearly everyone else
except the army officers and other govern
ment servants who are directed to attend
the president's receptions; so, perhaps, to
make certain the chief magistrate of the
nation will have a full house, rain or shine.
That event is in fact the only thing that
ever really "happens" on the first day of
the new year In Washington. This was as
true in 1883 as it was in 1823, and It is
quite as tine now. The result is that with
the exception of an account of the presi
dent's reception there Is little news to
burden the wires from Washington on the
day that Janus looks forward. Each re
curring New Year's day the same thing
happens; the same long lines of members
of the dlplomatjo corps in their court re
galia; the executive, legislative and Judi
cial branches of the government, veterans
of all wars, persons prominent In society,
and, .last of all, the dear public generally,
tediously pass the president for several
hours to exchange greetings of the new
year. There Is a great similarity between
these receptions. I With the names of the
presidents and other dignitaries, a few
fresh samples of millinery described, and
an account of a reception written thirty
year ago, would very well describe the one
held on Thursday, 1903.
This was the theory of the reporter
above mentioned. Thirty years ago he left
his office early, secured copies of the paper
Just one year before, changed the account
of the reception which it contained alter
ing only suet, as were necessary. Hs pre
pared about two columns of this matter,
cut up Into suitably sized "takes," and di
rected his messenger to take bis copy
around to the office from time to time un
til the story 'fas all in the office. All bis
work was done an hour or so before the
reception began. The reporter full of
consclousnesa of duty well performed pro
ceeded to his room, where several friends
bad foregathered, locked the door and pro
ceeded to pass the afternoon In the seduc
tive game so admirably described by Oen
eral "Bob" Scbenck. The game was not
large, but It possessed plenty of Interest.
The afternoon waned. No news from the
outside world passed the frowning door,
and the party was wholly oblivious of ev
erything but the game. About t in the
afternoon, the messenger having followed
Instructions, bad carried the last chunk of
copy to the office, when be brought back a
nots from the city editor. It was brief, but
It was very much to the point. It read
"When do we begin to get your story on
the death of the Hawaiian minister?"
The reporter, not comprehending the
sensational circumstances of the minister's
death, procrastinated for half an hour and
then excused himself for a tew "hands"
and went out to look up the news. When
he found out what the facts were he was.
In the parlance of the "row," "simply
paralyzed." He did not commit suicide
quite, but when he recovered forty-eighth
hours afterward he sent a superfluous
note to the city editor. It was his resig
nation. Hopeful of Free Delivery.
Postmaster General Payne is confident
that free rural delivery will eventually pay
for Itself. At the present time the cost of
a restricted rural free delivery is about
$3,000,000. This is Just the amount, in
round numbers, the postal receipts of the
country were In 1862. When the entire
country is supplied with a rural free deliv
ery the cost will be in round numbers $25,-
000,000, or $4,000,000 more than the total re
ceipts of the postofflce department as late
With the extension of rural free delivery
to all parts of the United States it is hoped
that foreign poatage will be reduced from 6
to 2 centa. The postmaster general be
lieves such a reduction would Increase the
postal receipts. The present cost of send
Ing foreign mall prevents anything like
active correspondence among poor people
ho have relatives and friends on the other
side, and American business bouses cannot
send their circulars abroad without a too
great expense. But tho two directions in
which the postmaster general is moving win
Inevitably result In a free delivery of mail
throughout the United States and the abil
ity to send letters to Europe as cheaply
as they are now transmitted between states
of the Union.
The growth of th postoflloa department
Is out of all proportloa to the Increase of
the business of the country or Its growth
In population. Back of the desk at which
the postmaster general sits Is a tabulated
statement showing the business done by
the postofflce department for every year
since Its establishment. ,
Increase In Receipts.
"The Increase In the total postal receipts
almost stagger me every time I look at that
table," said Postmaster General Payne.
"Every year tha Increase In our receipts Is
greater than were the total receipts of the
department at the close of the civil war.
The more we reduce the postage rate the
greater the receipts seem and the more
nearly we are able to balance accounts .'or
the service rendered. In two decades we
have more than trebled postal receipts.
The table also shows that during the civil
war the postal receipts of the United States
government steadily Increased, being larger
when the war closed than when It began.
This shows what a small factor the' south
Is In postal revenues of the country. Our
estimated Increase for the fiscal year end
ing 1903 Is greater than were the total post
offlce receipts at the beginning of the war.
Modern business methods have made the
Postofflce department up-to-date. Our suc
cess is due, first, to the co-operation of
railroads ; second, to the co-operation of
urban business organizations, and, third, to
tho co-operation of newspapers. Cities
which are struggling with each other for
supremacy bring pressure, to bear which
manifests Itself in the extension of the
service and the newspapers through their
circulation managers won't let us forget
where the service can be Improved. A
difference of half an hour In a train serv
ice may determine which city will monopo
lize a given news territory, and the busi
ness of the department Is to get the mall
at the quickest possible time Into any given
territory. We have as a result of the phe
nomenal Increase In the poetat business
some grievous Inequalities In the matter of
salaries. The most striking example of an
underpaid employe on the continent is in
this department. The superintendent of
the money order division handlea $300,000.
000 a year. His salary Is $3,000 a year. It
is a most difficult and exacting Job. I have
written personal letters to senators and
members of the house, but the salary Is at
the old figure $1 for each $100,000 for
which he Is responsible.
Gives Credit to Maefcen.
"During the last few days some sensa
tional newspapers have printed columns
of attacks upon the Postofflce department,
growing out of the orders Issued concern
ing the klud of letter boxes to be used on
rural deliver? routes. From time to time
a commission has been named to examine
all Bamples submitted and select those re
garded as most suitable. These commis
sions have had three objects in view sim
plicity of construction, safety for con
tents and cheapness of cost. The boxes
selected have given general satisfaction
not only to the people along the routes,
but the carriers as well. The only people
who registered a "kick" are manufacturers
or Inventors of other boxes who failed to
secure the adoption of their devices. These
people have succeeded In inducing some
newspapers to attack the postofflce offi
cials and especially Mr. A. W. Machen,
superintendent of the free delivery serv
"Mr. Machen was appointed to his pres
ent position by Mr. Cleveland. No man
ever filled the place before him with the
credit which attaches to his administration.
He has made the service over which he
presides the most perfect of Its kind In the
world and there is not a country in the
postal union that has not attempted to
follow the lines he has laid out. No man
ever filled an important 'public office with
out calling down upon himself the snarls
of Jealous outsiders. Two or three years
ago an attack was made upon Mr. Machen
almost Identical In form with the present
one. The house committee on postofflces,
of which Mr. Loud of California was then
chairman and la now. Investigated the
charges and tho result was a complete and
thorough vindication. The rural free de
livery service has come to stay and the
man who has done more to make Its opera
tion effective and useful and in the highest
degree creditable to the government Is
Mr. Machen, who is today the subject of
scurrilous and unwarranted attacks insti
gated by patriotic- citizens who are angry
because the Postofflce department falls to
appraise their inventive genius at the value
they place upon it themselves."
Injured la a Runaway.
HOT SPRINGS, S. D., Jan. 4. (Special.)
O. B. Savlt, living four miles northwest
of Hot Springs, while hauling a load of
logs yesterday Vas the victim of a serious
accident. In going down a gulch the team
became frightened and ran' away, running
Into a tree. Mr. Savit was hurled forward
with such force that he sustained a broken
leg and was also injured Internally. He Is
now in a serious condition.
FORECAST OF THE WEATHER
Fair Monday and Tuesday Is ths
Promise for Nebraska and
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4. Forecast:
For Nebraska, Kansaa, Missouri and Iowa
Fair Monday and Tuesday.
For Illinois Snow in north and rain in
south portion Monday, followed by fair In
the afternoon; Tuesday fair; fresh west
For South Dakota and Montana Fair
Monday and Tuesday.
OFFICE OF THE WEATHER RTTPWATT
OMAHA, Jan. 4. Official record of tem
prraluru and precipitation compared with
the corresponding day of the last three
1901 1902. 1901 190ft
Maximum temperature.... 35 SS 31 45
Minimum temperature..., 25 11 14 ?M
Mean temperature , 30 23 22 S
Precipitation T ,00 .00 .00
Record of temperature and precipitation
ai uwana lor 11111 any ana since March L
Normal temperature '..... 20
Kxcess for the day 10
Total excess since March 1 ma
Normal precipitation 03 Inch
Deficiency for the day 03 Inch
i-recipuaiion since Marcn 1 29.66 Inch
Drnilency since March 1 j inch
Deficiency for cor. period, 1902.,., 4.22 inches
Deficiency for cor. period, llnjl 08 inch
Reports from Stations at T P. M.
3 Si- "2
CONDITION OF TUB
North Platte, clear
Salt Lake City, cloudy.
KapH City, clear
11 Us ton, cloudy
St. Ixiuls, snowing
St. Paul, clear
Lavrnport, snowing ...
Kansas City, cloudy....
25 851 T
Sol 32 .J
S'.'l Shj .U
2 32, .00
421 4K .00
S.l 42 .
2 SJ .00
3ol 32i .00
781 2N T
31 3M .00
2o 22 .02
a. 04 M.
321 8. T
3 40, .M
44 4, .00
vu n .00
66. "1 -00
T Indicate trues of precipitation.
L. A. VKI H.
. Local forecast. Wfflclai
THE JOHN BEN COMPANY.
COUNCIL BLUFFS. IOWA.
Fifth Semi-Annual Clearing Sale
Begins This, Monday Morning.
The Great Money Saving Event of the Year.
DURING THESE SEMI-ANNUAL SALES OF OURS IT IS
WELL KNOWN THAT THE LOWEST PRICE LIMIT PRE
VAILS THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE HOUSE AND nUN
DREDS OF OUR CUSTOMERS ANTICIPATE THE WANTS
OF THE FAMILY FOR MONTHS TO COME
This sale will include nearly everything in our entire stoc'
except carpets and a few contract articles, on which wc
are not allowed to cut prices.
Black and Colored Dress Goods,
Table Linens, Napkins and Towels,
Silks Black and Colored,
Sheets and Pillow Cases,
Odd lots of Lace Curtains,
Laces and Embroideries,
Flannelettes and Flannels.
MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED.
MAY BRING RECONCILIATION
Approaohing Vothaihood of Crown Princess
f Eaxony ths Basis.
DESIRE TO EDUCATE CHILD TO COURT LIFE
Impossible to Permit Princess to
Reside at the Palace, bat Home
Will Be Prorlded (or Her
on the Frontier.
VIENNA, Jan. 4. Report have been re
ceived here from sources closely con
nected with ths court of Saxony of a pos
sible reconciliation between the crown
princess of Saxony and her husband. The
family of the prince are especially con
cerned with It on account of the princess'
unborn child, desiring its birth to take
place under conditions permitting proper
Identification and prevent possible substi
tution, which it is supposed the princess
might attempt if the crown princess' fam
ily attempted to claim the child.
The crown prince is reported as even
now unwilling to abandon the belief that
the unborn child may be his own. While
King Oeorge angrily Insists that hia son's
faithless wife be cast adrift, it is under
stood that the crown prince places no ob
stacles In the way of a reconciliation
bould his wife be willing to come back.
It la naturally to be understood, accord
ing to report, that It is impossible to per
mit the princess to return to Saxony and
become queen, but ths suggestion Is made
that she reside in retirement near the
frontier, where she could see her children
No effort will be made to negotiate with
M. Glron, who is regarded as a raw stu
dent, but It is thought that the princess
might be induced to accept the foregoing
proposals on account of her love for her ;
Mexican Bread Prices Rise.
MEXICO CITY, Jan. 4. The recent ad
vance in the price of wheat has caused
bakers here to diminish the slxe of their
loaves, while still charging the same price, ,
and this has worked a hardship on the J
poorer classes. The government is deter
mined that the wheat ring which has been
monopolising the grain market shall be
dealt a severs blow. For this reaaon the
decree taking off the duties on wheat was
issued and the railroads hare reduced rates
from the border.
BOAT EXCEEDS RATED SPEED
Torpedo Boat Destroyer McDoaongh
Given Trial Teats and Beats
Record Planned for It.
BOSTON, Jan. 4. After waiting for two
daya for good weather, ths torpedo boat
destroyer McDonough, built by the Fore
River Ship and Engine company of Qulncy,
Mass., was successfully speeded over a
measured mile oft Wood End, Provincetown,
today. It exceeded the contract require
ment of twenty-eight knots, making one
leg at a rats of 28.66. The beat two runs
over the mile averaged 28.02, which was
the speed which gained its acceptance by
the government board.
This trial was so encouraging that at
its conclusion It was decided to try another
government test, that of an endurance run
of one hour at a continued speed of twenty
six knots. This was attempted on the trip
back to Boston, acroas Cape Cod bay, but
after three-quarters of the time had been
consumed a valve blew exit and the trial
was postponed until Tuesday.
The high speed trial was made under
somewhat adverse conditions, there being
a heavy cross-sea and considerable wind.
At Its conclusion some of the government
officials did not hesitate to say that had
the run been made undr conditions usually
attending government trials the boat would
have gone well over twenty-nine knots.
For tbs first trial a mile stretch of water
had been staked off by two buoys, just oft
the shore between Wood End light and
Race Point. McDonough steamed up the
course and, swinging around, came down
the stretch for the mark at a twenty-two-knot
galL It took it 2:28 to cover the dis
tance between the buoys. A quick turn
was made, and back again over the course
tn the opposite direction it cams in 2:42,
ths average of tbs two being 22.(0 knots
Without a pause U was sent S a third
Our excellent stock of furs of all
kinds will be included at a
Anything in our stock of "winter
wraps, for women, misses or
children, reduced by,,....- .
Per Cent Discount
Boys' and Children's Clothing,
Wool lined G loves and Mittens,
Ladies' Shirt Waists,
Underwear and Hosiery.
Ladies' Fancy Neckwear, -
time. On this trip the run was made in
2:21 and the one in the opposite direction
in 2:26. the average speed being 24.90 knots.
With the steam pressure above 200 pounds
McDonough once more was sent for the
mark. The double run this time averaged
By this time everything was at the high
est tension and 100 yards from the mark
the naval sprinter . was fairly hissing
through the water.
Going over the starting line It was
making something over twenty-eight knots,
and for a minute or more this terrlfllo
speed was kept up, but suddenly the steam
pressure dropped, and when the mile was
finished It ras found that it was still a
trlfts under the contract, a 27.48 knot gait.
Again the deBtroyer, with every bit of
machinery working at the highest speed,
rushed down for the line. This time there
was no falling off in tho steam. It not
only held, but jumped up to 260 pound",
and with each screw making 855 revolu
tions per minute the boat kept its speed
of, over twenty-eight knots right up to the
end. . The time for this last mile was 2:06,
or at a rate of 28.66 knots per hour, which
will stand as McDonough's maximum of
It was then decided to take the one Just
before, and the mean of the two was found
to be 28.02 knots per hour. This result
was accepted by the government board.
Later McDonough was headed straight
for Boston lightship and for forty-five min
utes everything worked smoothly. But
just as It was getting well up to Minors
an operating valve on the automatio shut
off blew out and the trial came to an end.
CATTLE ARE N0TJ0 BADLY OFF
Snow Has Done So Damaa-e El
cept Near the Missouri
PIERRE, S. D., Jan. 4. (Special.) Hon.
John E. Diamond of Mankato, Minn., has
been giving out an interview in regard to
the terrible conditions of the range country
west of Pierre. He places the snow at a
great depth, with a crust on It which pre
vents stock from getting through to the
feed which exists under the snow, and
says this was "caused by the rain which
prevailed over the range after the anow,
and which formed the crust." The facts
are that deep snow does exist out forty
miles west from Pierre, bet t-l Is not
crusted. After forty miles west is reached
the anow is lighter on the ground and
cattle are ranging all over that country
finding feed In abundance. Yet further
north and west, at and beyond Leslie, there
is but about two Inches of snow, and that
amount Is more of a benefit than a detri
ment to the range. There may be some
losses along the Missouri river, and will
be If the present snow stays on all winter,
but that will be from the fact that the
hay supplies put up In that section are not
sufficient to feed for so long a time, as two
months is all ths feeding any of the range
cattlemen expect to do.
ONLY SPEAKERSHIP SETTLED
Otherwise Organisation of Dakota
Legislators Is T In the
PIERRE, 6. D., Jan. 4 (8peclal Tele
gram.) There Is but little change in the
situation here from yesterday. The Black
Hills delegation arrived and a number of
other members arrived last night. The
details of organization are yet hanging In
the air with nothing absolutely selected
except the speakership. On the capltol
removal matter different aspirants are
working, with Mitchell yet In the lead.
The Northwestern road Is working for Hu
ron In case removal goes, but In case they
fall in that, to 'work for Pierre and block
any removal scheme. The Black Hills will
support McLamore for chief clerk of the
house, ha having switched from bis attempt
to secure the secretaryship of the senate.
W. II. Remer Is also asking for the earns
place. They are the only applicants and
both are from the Hills. Armstrong of
Faulk appears to be the coming man for the
Revival at Hot sprlass.
HOT BPRINQ9, S. D.. Jan. 4 (Special. )
The churches of Hot Springs will unite In
holding revival meetings the coming week.
An evangelist has been secured to aid the
regular pastor and much god Is euected
Hi 1 fi
In all DISEASES
12 years of ua
ceasful practise la
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1LLO Iom of time Lisa! (uaraoLn to ears
rou or monar rfundd.
CVDUII IC rurW tor Ills ana Ik potto
OlrlllLlw tboroublr elatiuod from th
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omplotolr ana orar. Mo "BRBAKINO OUT" ol
tbo 4lMao on tha akla or taeo. Traatnanl coautas
as eaocaroua Sruga or Injartoua naSloUiaa.
IMC IV ItCII from Eicaaaoa or VICTIMS TO
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