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T1TE OMAHA DATTjT BEE: TTTTTRSDAY, DECEMBER 21. 1903. FITZ FAINTS IN THIRTEENTH CrnUhman Collapse u He Heathei Hit Coraer at End of Unlucky Bound. O'BRIEN PUTS UP REMARKABLE FIGHT Philadelphia Mnii Hacks. Sidesteps In Manner Thnt Rfnllilfrrit lkf Hdi. PAN FRANCISCO. Dee 2V -Robert Fltx- slmmon collapsed at th rinse of the thir teenth munt of his fiftht with Jsck O'Brien. He had fought hard, hot nsture could no Inner stand the strain nnd after the got.g had sounded for the close of the thirteenth round he walked to his comer and Ml In bin chair. Then hid head fell over on hit breast, his whole body collapsed and the fighting wonder of the age was "all In." Referee Oraney saw his condition and awards the fight to O'Brien. While punched In th face and hadly cut up and several times In Jeopardy. Flusimmons al ways manag'-d 10 come to and resume the fight. Jual at' the' close of the thirteenth lounrt h landed a left on O PB'n stomach hut the Thlladelphlan came, back with a similar blow and followed It with a left to the Jaw. The gong rang; for the close of the round and Fits walked to hla corner. As he sat down he said to Greney: "Eddie, he hit ma In the stomach and It la all over." ' Then hla head sank and Bob FVl Hlmmona wan defeated. Referee Graney said: "FKiMmmons showed his class. O'Brien is a wonderful boxer, and the old man atood up and took hla punishment. Occasionally he showed a flash of hi old form, but his strength could not last." After the fight had been awarded to O'Brien Fl'sssiininons slipped to the floor and lay prostrate In the ring. Thore waa a call for a doctor, as It was seen that he was In a state of collapse. He revived, however. In a few minutes nnd with the assistance of his seconds waa able to leave the ring. O'BrlefTa Work Rrmarlmlile. O'Brien gave a remarkable exhibition of sparring and foctwork. II? ducked, dodged and side-stepped In, ft manner that was bewildering- Flusimmons would swing and find only tho empty air, and several times nearly went through the ropes from the force of his mlFspcnt blows, O'Brien would straighten up and dash In a wicked cutting left, which, while not pns xesslng knockdown force, won sufficient to jar the old gladiator. Fitzsimmons had the sympathy of tho enormotiH crowd, which Jrertd and hissed O'Brien when, he ducked and ran away. But the Philadelphia man had laid out his plan of battle and could not be coerced into mixing things with the old fighter, who waa known to possess a dangerous punch. Before Fit left the ring lie made a little speech, in which he said that he had done his best. He said he had fought his last fight. Fight by Rounds. Round 1 In the first round nut. more than four blows were exchanged. O'Brien -ontented himself with dancing about, with Fitssimmons following: but seldom attempt ing to land. Round 2 Fitzsimmons crouched low and after O'Brien had missed left for the face he whipped his left and right to the face und Flusimmons partially landed a straight left and right to the face and body. Fits drove O'Brien Into a corner and then cleverly ducked a hard left intended for tho Jaw. In the break that followed Fits got in a light uppercut to the jaw. O'Brien suddenly shot hlsJeft to the Jaw and catch ing Fitssimmons off his balance drove right and left to the face and then clinohed. O'Brien waa very quick. Fits missing him a foot at times. Fits shoved his right to the face and O'Brien countered with short-arm Jab aa the bell rang. Round 8 As O'Brien backed away Fits simmons caught him with u hard left on the Jaw and a moment later shot his left to the faca. Fits drove left hard to the Family Trad Supplied by H. MAY & CO.. Wholesale Liquor Oealers 1308 Douglas St., Omaha, Nb. Telephone aid STATE MEDICAL INSTITUTE. 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Between lStl) and 14th btreet, OuiaUa, Neb. solar plexus and miring ft worked his left to tho face. O'Hrlen. Just as the bell rang, shot a straight lft tlia caught Fits on the nose end sent hint to the floor. It was not a cicHn blow, being more of a pwU. Hound 4 0'Prln forced Fits nearly through the ropes with a rush and Flti simmnns fell on his b-ft knee. He was tip ouicklv nnd shot a stiff left over O'Brien s eve. O'Brien then drew blood from Fits simmons' mouth and nose. O'Brien Strikes Telling; Blows. Round &--O'Brien planted his left quickly to Flts's sore fnce ind a moment later drove two more lefts to the same place. Krlen pegged away with his left and Fitjtsitnmous again bled profusely from mouth and nose. Finally Fits caught O'Brien over th mou'h. bringing blood from his mou'h. O Brlen put In two lefts, bnt Fits countered with hard right and left to the Jaw. Round ft-Fit met O'Brien with a rrush Inc left as the latter led. but the blow was partly blocked. Fits received two straight left jabs on the face nnd af'er missing ritrht and left for the Jaw landed a right swing en the ear. Round 7 O'Brien planted ft right over hn kidney and oulck as a floh worked right and left swings to the' jaw. Fltislmmons went after O'Brien, sending left to the fao and a stiff right uppercut to the body. Flta shot his left to O'Brien's fnce and followed It with right swlnr to the bod v. but O'Brien countered with two wicked right smashes to the face, one of which raised a big lump over Bob's right eye. F.lith.li Bound la n'Rrlen'a. I the face. Fits worked his left to the Jaw twice end O'Brien was cautioned for hold l Ing. O'Brien ripped In a nasty left over the I eye and u. moment later floored Fits with ft I stiff right to the Jaw. Bob enme up appar ently groggy. O'Brien then drove his left ; to the body and forced his man again to the ropes wth two hard lefta to the race. As the round ended Fits appeared to recupe rate, but went to his corner rather un steady. It was O'Brien's round by a big margin. Round ft Both appeared tired at this stage and Flts's face presented a bloody sight. O'Brien, after hooking a terrific right to the Jaw. followed It with two wicked upper cuts and ss the bell rang nearly raided Fits off the floor with a right hook to the Jaw. Round 10 O'Brien met Fits with ft straight lab on tho f-ice, hut Fits retaliated with a powerful right over the heart and swung his left to the face. O'Brien shot in two lefts to the faee as Fits missed a right swing, and quickly Jabbed his left over the miiuui. suddenly Fits hooked hi right with givflt force ovr the heart, forcing O'Brien to a clinch. Fltr.'s two heart punches In this round were the best of the fight. O'Brien Forced to the Ropes. Hound 11 Fits In a mix drove O'Brien to the ropes with a terrific right. O'Brien landed two uppercuts. Fits complained to tho referee that O'Brien was hitting low. The crowd biased. Fits forced O'Brien to the ropes. Fits chnsed his man around the ring, landing n straight left to the face. Round 12 After Fits hn-d forced O'Brien Into a neutral corner O'Brien electrified the crowd with some line work during which he shot three hard lefta to Flts's face and blocked all attempts of Bob to counter. Round 13 In a mlxup Fits suddenly drove a tearful right to the body and then a ter rific hook to the face. O'Brien, however, retaliated with a hard left uppercut to tho Jaw. Fits then planted a hard left to the body and they mixed It. both landing right and left blows over the heurt. Aa Fits went to his corner he suddenly collapsed, falling to the floor. Blood flowed from his mouth and none and It was seen that he was bndly hurt. A doctor was hastily summoned. Fitssimmons was abla to rise unassisted shortly afterward and left the ring. It appeared he was seized with a sudden fainting fit and hemmorhago as his seconds were working over him con ditioning him for the next round. There waa nothing to indicate that Fits was in distress when he took his seat after the thirteenth round hnd expired. When j Ketereo (jranuy saw Fits s condition b Im mediately awarded the contest to O'Brien. GRAND DIKES OF FOOT HAUL, MeCraeken Compares Status of Game ' to Conditions In Russia. NEW YORK, Dec. 20 tr. Henry M. Mo Cracken, chancellor of New York univer sity, discussed foot ball at some length to night at the annual dinner of the alumni association of the university. "The question of foot bail." he said, 'is fast taking shape. It resembles the Russian question. Over there It is the Russian peo ole against the Russian grand dukes. Here it Is the foot ball people against the foot ball grand dukes. The latter call them selves a 'committee on rules. They are really ft committee on misrule. Thev have reigned for years by virtue of their d"scent from ft defunct ancestor, which I am told was an athletic club of New York city. They realised at their reoent meeting that their position was precarious. Thev re solved each to strengthen himself by ob taining a plebiscite In his favor in the par ticular university province from which he came. Accordingly, an official announce ment comes from Cornell thut their uni versity Is now represented in the existing rules committee by one of the members. An official announcement comes from Yale that foot ball there is controlled by tho gradu ates rather than by the faculty. Of courxe the pleblHclte there Is In favor of the Yale grand duke, who Is chairman of the 'com mittee of misrule,' "Whether the other five provinces will endorse Its graduate who happens to be one of the grand dukes remains to be dis covered. It Is honed that at least a few of the seven provinces will refuse to give themselves over, bound hand and foot, to the oligarch who claim to govern In their nam," PRIWCETOr PROPOSE REMHTiT Faculty Proposes That All Interfer ence In Foot Ball be Abolished. PRINCETON, N. J., Dec. 30-Presldent Wilson and the faculty on outdoor sports of Princeton university announced todav the principal changes In the methods of playing and conducting foot ball which. Princeton believes to he essential for the proper reformation of the game. They urge earnestly on all suitable occasions the following: First That In the playing of the game all Interference be abollxhed. Second Thnt all coaching by men who are paid in any way, directly or indi rectly, or who receive their expenses or any part of them, be done away with. Third That the number of intercollegiate contests be materially decreased and the length of the season for such contests bo correspondingly shortened. The first suggestion is for the purpose of abolishing all mass plays and of restoring the original opvn gamu. The second sug gestion la designed to place the game upon Th Man's Tnt SMelallrta for Men If we could but see and treat all man when the first symptom show them selves there would soon be llttl need (or so-called specialists In chroulo due burs, sua limio wovml be low men seeking a rejuvduauii ot their phy kiu.1, nitt t.il muu ilul1 powors, add more wouid be none marked with in UiueubU stamp oi uoiu.iuuuon.il Obi""). and the suReier from VAKiCOChXE. GLEET. ..TRliTTUHJi. Ktuney and Ictiadaer diseases would be ivauced to ft minimum, but aa lung as MEN continue lu ditiugard th golden adage, "A stitch in time saves nine, and continue to neglect them selves or to exercise Indifference or poor Judgment In securing lbs right treatment at the outset, just o lung will there be multitudes of chrome ti ft erers. " i .111. . .,.no.l. s7 I a purely amateur footing and to rejtor to the players themselves th initiative of which In recent years thy have been de prived. The onject of the third suggestion Is to decrease the amount of time and en ergy which the players are now obliged to devote to the game. The committer has Instructed Princeton's representative upon the rules committor, J. B. Fine, to urge upon that committee the acceptance of the first suggestion. EVF.T O THR Rv.tMSO TRACKS Sera I, Wins the flva Handl- rep nt Inaleslde. SAN FRANCISCO. Iec 2n Neva. Lee wnn the Hnlvator handicap easily from a pond field. There was an upset In the sec ond, when Orassetitter, the topheavy fa vorite, failed to land Inside the money. Weather clear; track sloppy. Results: First race, selling, six furlongs: Haven run won, Major Tenny second. Waterspout third. Time: 1:1"4. Second race, Futurity course: Pentagon won. Succeed second, J. K. F. third. Time: 1:14',. Third ra, six furlongs: Kd Unburn won. Angleta second, Lod Anderson third. Time: 1:1S. Fourth race, the Salvator handicap, one mile: Neva Lee won, Oregor K second, 6an Prlmo third. Time: IAX Fifth race, six furlongs: Bountiful won, Matt Hognn second, Albemarle third. Time: 1:17. Sixth race, on mile and seventy yards: Warte Nlrht won. Plxle Iad second. F.ck ersnll third. Time: IMM4. NKW ORLEANS. Dec. 20. Results at City Park: First race, five furlongs: Steve Lana won. Hill Lassie second, Mr. Wadlelgn, third. Time: 1 .-. Second race, five and one-half furlongs: Mod red won, Falkland second, Jack Ratllo third. Time: 1:12H- Third race, five furlong: Glrard won, Toots second, Hawthorne third. Time: l:(Wi. , t Fourth race, short course steeplechase handicap: ' New Amsterdam won, Chara wlnd second. Lord Radnor third. Time; 8:4S. Fifth race, mile and one-sixteenth: Klein wood won. Lnmpadrome second, Eclectic third. Time: 1:57. Sixth race, mile and one-sixteenth: Asa llna won. Miss Nannie L second. Royal Le gend third. Time: 1:67. Seventh race, mile and seventy yards: Knowledge won. Kvasklll second. Double third. Time: 1:56S- NKW ORLEANS. Dec. 20. Results at Fairgrounds: First raoe. six furlongs: Trigg Morse won. Chauncey Olcott second, Menoken third. Time: 1:2. Second race, five and one-half furlongs: Collector Jessup won. Paul Clifford second. Arch Oldham third. Time: 1:12. Third race, mile and seventy yards: Phil Finch won. Pasadena second. Katie Powers third. Time: 1:52. Fourth race, six and one-half furlongs, handicap: James Reddlck won, Lleber sec ond. Deux Temps third. Time: 1:27V Fifth race, one mile: Colonel White won, Charlie Thompson second. Fruit third. Time: 1:61 . Sixth race, mile and one-elphth: Mr. Jack won, Sincerity Bella second, Los An geleno third. Time:, 2:t6. LOS ANGELES. Dec. 20. Results at Ascot: First race, six furlongs: Peggy O'Neill won. Rustling Silk second, Vlona third. Time: 1:15. Second race, mile and seventy yards: Brigand won. Rubiana second, Pachuca, third. Time: 1:47. M , Third race, Ave and one-half furlongs: Don Domo won, Escalante second. New Mown Hay third. Time: 1:07. Fourth race, seven furlongs: Good Luck won. Masterson second, Vino third. Time: 1 :07H. Filth rare, mile and seventy yards: Po trero Grando won. The Hugenot second. Ebony third. Time: 1:4.6. Sixth race, Futurity course: Iramoter won. See sick second, Alderman third. Time: 1:11 COI.VMDIA FACtLrY IX CHARGE Announcement That evr Atbletle Scheme Has Been Devised. NEW YORK. Dec. 20. The decision of Columbia university council, which Is pt pected finalv to settle the fate of foot hnll at the university, will not be announced until Friday or Saturday. The council met vesterduv and arrived nt a conclusion, which it' was explained would be given t.i the students today. The fact that the de cision Is to be withheld until the beginning of the Christmas holiday is taken by the undergraduates as a further Indication thnt the decision is adverse. Tho Columbia Spectator, the student pub lication, in Its Issue today declares that the council's decision waa withheld for tho pur pose of avoiding any demonstrations by the students. Dean Severs of the school of ap plied sciences, In an Informal address to one of his classes today, said that the faculty hiul decided upon ft big athletic scheme which would place Columbia in a unique position In the college world. The new athletic system, he said, would be something of a revelation to the students. He advised them not to get excited or a.-t hastily, but to trust the faculty to do the best thing for Columbia, Dean Severs' remarks are believed ' to mean that the faculty itself will manage all the college's aports In the future, putting tlitm on a sound basis. WITH THE BOWLER. In a. special match game on the Associa tion alley the "Frisco" team rolled the highest total yet reached by five men on the new alleys. French was high man of the ten with 610 and Cochran was but three pin behind him. Tonight the Cudahys ftnd the Beno bowl. Score: WEBEHS. 1st. 2d. Id. Total. McCague 303 V I'M m Forscutt lfii 221 IM 541 Weber 1M IM 1W 4S5 Zlmmerniftn .!4 201 190 fS5 Conrad 1S 1 146 514 Total. tuff FRISCOS. 1st. 1.S6 210 W l'7 ........202 9t 3d. 200 lttH 2113 K1 224 870 J.737 Sd. Total. 1K5 671 Ztt 610 1 K6 18 57H 11 607 Francisco French ... Clay day Anderson Cochran . Totals 879 9S5 6 1.920 The Lemp Falstaffs took two out of three games from the Kamos on the Metropolitan alleys. Crooks was high on single game, also on totals. Scores: FALSTAFFS. lift. 2d. Carman l"; Vi Klouck 17H ra Sd. 14o bis 141 192 1M Total. 472 57 im 511 Hlnrichs 137 Rerger 18s Ueselin 191 uS 1S6 Totals SN8 KAMOS. let. Rush 1V Hengoon 153 Davis 173 O'Connor l.w Crook 174 Total 788 91 796 2.602 2d. HO 153 17S 12S lb 78 8d. 169 im JM 1,6 244 1469 To'.il. 47 406 MO 4'JS 572 2.541 Exhibition "katlnc at Andltorlam. Amateur exhibitions at the Auditorium were the magnet to attract a large crowd Wedneeday night and the races and ex hibitions were well worth the while. The races were Just Incidental to the exhibi tions and were as a nnale to earn exhibi tion. In the ladles' race Mrs. Kobert iis radun wa easily the winner and gave a marvelou demonstration of what a woman 1 ran do on the rollers. The Judgee awarded her first; Miss Augusta Schmidt, second; Miss Ida Eller, third, ana Miss Anne une, fourth. Clinton Higby was the best In the men' exhibition, with Roy Oceanblen second and Kainh Mackay third. In the mixed skating Clinton Higby and Mis Bcbmllt were the favorite with the Judges as well as with the crowd. Roy Oceanblen and Miss Kllor were second and Ralph Mackay and Miss Rena Humohr third. The skating race between Pitt. In structor last season, and Harley Davidson ha been postponed until next week. Three race will be run, one Monday, one Tues day night and the third Wednesday nigat. ftoeloty Fight In Athletic. IOWA CITY. Dec. 20 -(SpeclaI Telegram.) At the annual meeting of the eth!ttc association tonight the igma Alpha Kp sllon machine received Its first defeat In two yeare. the slate framed up by the Ihl Delta Theta athletic combination going through without a hitch. Andy Shilmers of D Molne was elected president for the coming year; Harvey I .aw ot water loo, vice president; Ed Barrett of Des Moines, treasurer, and Irving Hasting of Spencer, secretary. porting BroTltle. Muggsy MoQrsw and Tod Sloans have opened a billiard hall in New York. Minirrr Tenney of Boston ha out Harry Wolverton and Cannell on the mar- ' ket. No one ha mad a bid as yet. I Le Tannehlll Is said to be on the ragged edge with the ChUago Americans and Commy may trade him. Lee ia not much i with the stick, but he La iuifireved a I i great deal la flldiii ii SiC nil : -J("r KT'N i ' .&1,lleV.'T .Jt B . . . . .-.II WBH& 1 m 1 Iht Quality of the Malt decides the body of a beer. Hlatz Malt is produced in the brewery's own malt house by trained Malsters (years in Blatz service). "Not only hoW much malt but hoW good" is here the inviolable rule. This method is expensive, but the desired result is always achieved the Vital ingredients of the malt ar thereby brought out and retained. To the Blatz malt is due the prevailing full-bodied state of "Blatz Beer,' The Hops used in the brewing of Blatz Beer are rich in aromatic properties and tonics (hop bitters), which lend to the beer that fragrance which captivates lovers of the beverage. The tonics act a mild Stimulant to the digestion. Blatz Beer is perfectly fermented and ripened in the coldest and Cleanest cellars extant. The most skilled masters zealously guard "Blatz" individuality. The paramornt object being to maintain with absolute uniformity every characteristic that has these many years meant "Blatz Quality. VAL BLATZ BREWING CO., Milwaukee Omaha Branch 1412 Douglas St 'Phone 1081 it f'.'f$p CONVICTS DO'i GOOD WORK Ken on Ilackwell Iaasd Fight lire Under Offieem Orders. WOMEN PRISONERS RESCUED FROM FLAMES Regulnr Fire Department of Sew York Prison Proves loudeqaats and Inmates Are failed I'pon lor Asalslanre. NKW VOKlv, Dec. 20. Ken forgot that they were convicts and remembered only that they were men, on Elackwell Island early this morning when the male prison ers, marshaled by their . keepers into a tire fighting and llfusavlng- corps, bore from the flaming floors ot the women' ward 691 frantic women and from the liorpltal bed fifty more. Etarting- In the sewing room of the work house and from a cause which has not yet been definitely decided, the fire had reached a fierce blase at 2 o'clock when It 'was discovered. The fire engine on the Island proved inadequate and a ' call for help was sent to the city department. Seven engines were sent over, but were not sufficient to save the women's work house from destruction. On the top floor of this building were cells for the women und every one held one or two prisoners when the fire oc curred. Theae women became frantic with fright and were soon choking with the dense smoke that filled all the halls and their cells. That most of them did not perish is due to the recent installation of a system by which In emerKencles every eoll In a tier can be opened simultaneously with all the others. Reiralar Force Inadequate. When the extent and danger of the bias became spparent the warden marshaled his regular fire fighting force of employes and soon all were at work. The flames spread so fast, however, that this force proved hopelessly Inadequate. Then it was decided to trust to the male prisoners' sense of manhood and they bore the test well. Released from their cells and marshalled Into small bodies, they entered the burn ing building and went at th work of fire I fighting and rescue with utter disregard of the danger to themnelves. The flames were crackling all about them, end they plunged through the densest smoke when they brought out In their arms the last of the women prisoners. The fir bells and the shout of the met t work could be and iluoirt Pot-still Scotch .Vac r' a. . bm only HmtiU Ur lapplylmg whitkr to a HOUSE OF LORDS. Now Everywhere The Scotch with the Peir-drop flavor. be kU of Rlly Bra. A Co ad t dabs, Chfas, Hotels sad f Osiers, The Cook & Bernheimer Co., row YORK. JWB Aosaxa for c. t a. . Here's a Good Dsdestion :rp:7 7' fv- ' .'v-i-ar ...,.hl.ssisse r ZlSh 23 -fJ o f tczr " czr pi iti'lV is.h S fl'ni i.niifiV if I'm il LmJ, V A M S LWA.U 1 uality Individuality heard all over the Island, and In the hospitals and buildings of the other In stitution there wus a panic, which was quieted with difficulty by the nurses, phy sicians and keepers. The ' fire was confined to the women's workhouse. Although only part of the convicts were used In rescuing the women, those who remained locked In their cells mado fran tic appeals to be allowed to help. As the screams of the women penetrated to their cells some of the convicts fell upon their knees, beating the bars with their fists and imploring the guards to let them out to fight the fire. Wlnn refused they begged that at least the guards go to the rescue, promising that they would be their own Jailers. The fire, lasting over two hours, ami consuming all of the women's prison, the hospital and half of the woiknousr, lighted up the shores of Long Island and tho shipping In the East river und gilded the (all buildings on the New York side of the river. The wood work In the work house, being fifty yars old. burned almost like paper. The loss Is estimated at $50.wn. Ferry Houses Hum. Two of the Immense terminal buildings at the foot of West Twenty-third street, on the Hudson rWer, were burned today. Tho lost was estimated at .4ni. Crowded ferryboats and hundreds of passengers were unioaaing ai me leiminais wnen a series of tlon of over 6 000 would entitle the saloon explosions were heard and immediately wners . operate under the mulct law. dense volumes of smoke filled the erect buildings, followed quickly by flames. Orn.t alarm prevailed, and the ferrybonts, despite the flames, kept lauding passengers from New Jersey at portions of the docks and terminals which were not on fire. The police from four stations had to be sum- monea to Keep oruer. several employes of the railroads were severely burned and five men were reported mlsHing after the fire was under control. The new fen y house of the Delaware, Lackawanna 4 Western and of tho Jersey Central railroad were almost total losses. They were the newest ferry I terminals in the city, the Lackawanna ! building still undergoing Its finish'ng touches, and the Jersey Central having beeu completed only two months ago. The ter minals of the Erie railroad and of the Pennirylvania were In such danger for a time that the tire department centered a' most all Its efforts on saving then). One mall freight shed belonging to the- Erie and part of the dock was damaged. fttarta In Paint 'hop. The fire started In a paint shop In the Lackawanna building, presumably from a defective electric w're, A ferryboat was Just discharging 500 passengers into thi building, when smoke, flames and a erls of explosion burst from the paint shop nearby. So rapidly did the flame spread that when the Are department had gotten to the work the Intcnso heat waa already melting the copper sheathing on the walls of the building. A 210-foot tower of the Lackawanna building, burning from top to bottom, fell Into the Hudson river, carry ing a three-ton clock down with It. The roof of this building fell, leaving little ex cept walls standing, and the Jersey Cen tral building was almost as badly wrecked. The rescue of VXu.W) worth of tlrkets and cash from a safe in the Jersey Central offices wa a feature of the fire. A. H Jackin, an officer of the road, ran into the office and got possession of the valuable before he wa overcome by smoke. Some clerks carried him out of the buildings. Hundred of trunk are reported to have been destroyed In the two burned terminals. W. G. Pebler, vice president and general manager of the Jersey Central, announced that th ferryhouse of his company was a total loss. Bid for Road Considered. ' WASHINGTON. Dec. 20 Conalderatlon of th bids for railway constructions in the Philippine ha btgun at the War de partment. Signet Rings Frenser, 15th and Dodge. Full dree studs, tdholm, Jeweler. tie to Health and .- ksassMt ' '1 x- ' ''-'?itW - r M V m ' ' m ' wr -v I SB FICOT ON INCORPORATION Saloon Quftitis Enters Into Controversj at Town of Eur on. COAL COMPANY OBJECTS TO PROPOSAL Own All the Real Properly In Ta of R.OIM, and If Incorporated Would Be Forvrd to la Prac tically All of Talcs. (P'roin a Staff Correspondent.) DKS MOlNKil, Die. 20 (Special.) Hull. B. H. Buxton, the founder of the town of Buxton in Monroe county, was a caller at tho office of Governor Cummins today and was in conference with the governor on the matter of the Incorporation of the town of Buxton. The grand jury of Mahaska county had pi'i'loned the governor to recommend In his message a law requiring towns of over population to Incorporate. Buxton has 5,000 and over. Concerning the matter Mr. Buxton said today: "The movement to get th town incorporated comes from the saloonkeeper. If incorjioratod the populu- which they cannot do now. The Monroe county grand Jury keeps them all shut up. They have to either obey the law or move out. Only a little of the town extends Into Mahaska county and the chief trouble is from that source, as the Mahaska authori ties are not so vigilant about enforcing the ; llJW The coai company owns all the houaes I un(1 property and It has offered to pay the ' Pncn of all the extra deputy sheriffs i necessary to keep the law enforced. Tho town Is a great deal better governed with out being Incorporated than It would be if incorporated." It is recognised that the coal company does not want the town incorporated as owning all the property It would be taxed to pay for the expense of keeping up a city government. The matter is expected to 3. up I f n All that is best in whiskey you will find in Old Uivderoof Hye tl N it is CHAS. DENNEHY & COMPANY, Chicago. 4 Purity- be brought up In the legislature In aom form. Pottawattamie Made Gains. According to the dairy commissioner' re port, mude public yesterday, tho shipment of butter from Pottawattamie county. 'dur ing the year ending September 30 Increased from 3,811 pounds to 541,130 pounds. Flanf Over Membership CI an sc. The biggest fight lu the history of the Iowa State Traveling Men's association will occur st the annual meeting next month over the membership clause. The clause Fays traveling salesmen for wholesale houses, collectors und solicitors. The di rectors have admitted state officials and any number of business men of all clnsses. It Is claimed they were admitted lllegallv. If so then they will demand the return or their money, but there uru about i.ono of them and they have been paying In 9 a year, or a total of ,$27,Ofi) a year. If they are not legally admitted to membership and are entitled to the return of their money the association would bo made bankrupt. 'Ihe total membership 1 about 2J.0UO. Hardware Men Hera. A eeret meeting of hardware Jobber of the state was held here today at th Bavery hotel by members of the state as sociation. It was stated by some of those present that the meeting was merely to discuss some conditions of the trade In the state. Nothing further could be learned as to tlui purpose. Dlrdsall Supports Knox. Information today from Waterloo is to the effect that Senator O. B. Courtnght of that city yesterday received a telegram from Congressmen Blrdsall stating he would recommend Ed Knox to be reap pointed as marshal for the northern dis trict of Iowa. Hinlsall Is ranked as a Cummins man und Knox Is recognised s a standpatter. Tu telegram threw poli ticians at Waterloo In a commotion, as W. M. Law- of Waterloo, a Cummins msu, was a candidate for the position. Diamond rings, Kdtiulm, Jeweler. Record Price lor 'Change Scut. NEW YORK. Doc. 30. A eat In th Stock exchange was wild today for :., the highest price on record. If il thoroughly matured, soft and rich.