: ALGONA, IOWA WBPSESDAY DECEMBER 14, 18B& THE NEWS. IH IOWA t>ALO ALTO CONTESTS ENDED. <if. hfcs MOUSES, Dec. 10.—The hearing in the case of the state »f town, and Palo A^to county rs. Smith, et al.. has been completed. This was the last of the assignment of land contests from Palo Alto county and involved the question of title to sw.imp lands in that section. Txvo of the defendants, D. B. Cnndiff nnd C. Hi Kennedy, n.p pearcd but did not defend their title. Under the rules of practice the contestant has thirty days in which to file his argument, after which the con- lestee hns ten days in which to reply, so a ruling in the contest may not be expected for some time to come. TnRntiP Sinn nt OttB. OTTA, Doc. !>.—William Lcfler, n maniac who escaped from the Mount Pleasant asylum a. number of days ago. was captured at his home near Blnkesbnrg and returned to the institution, lie walked to Nlakesburg from Mount 1'leasant nnd his fanrly did not notify the authorities of hi.s return, lie was in an amiable mood for a few days. Then i» a, fit of anger he drove his five children iiwny from home and locked hi.s wife up. at the point of a gnu. She escaped and procured assistance. l,efle,r was then ANNUAL REPORT. , of totttt ilAllfoAd* Dntrlrig Dfis Moiftirft. Dec. G.—The state rail-j road commissioners have handed inj their annual report of the railroads of Iowa to the executive offk-r-. The re-i port makes a showing for the thirty- five railroads in the ststte. nnd marks an increase in business the largest with but one exception in Iowa for the. past ten years. This increase has; been all along the line in both earnings nnd salaries and employes. The '' percentage of increase in earnings in 1.S08 over 1M)7 is 10.4. Expenses increased in that time 18.8 per cent, and the net earnings 21.0 per cent. The percentage of increase in employes was 12.7. while salaries all along the line increased 14 per cent. The following figures nre taken from the report: Iowa earnings iroiti operation—1807, 838.371,082.30: 1808, 84i).fl44.044.1)0. lowu^operating expenses—1807. 52ft,- 33,887.52: 1808, 820,81.'.'.OSfi.fl'i. 10 Net earnings—.1897, »13.S07, l :«>2.78; 1898. S1(I.132.1;V<.35 Total employes, including general 0 ft! ce ,. R _ 18!)7. 'JU.fiOO; 189S, HO.009. Salaries, inc.lnding general officers— 1807. SI"..tn7,519.49; 1898, SJ7.:.'80.3ir..01. Salaries, excluding general officers— 1H07, S14.>««r!.7'.'1.79; |8!)8._S1I_0.»08,727.04. (Millil Hnrnetl to Deiitli. Sioux C'rrv, Dec. H'. —The horrible death of si child is reported from .Smithlnnd. The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Percy Harris was burned bound and brought to Ottn, It is said j to :i. crisp during the absence of the that he took his r,-yCH.-old IH>.V. who I mother from tliehouw. Its older sis- in bed with .a broken limb, and j tore off all the bandages and splints. nearly causing the child's_di'ttth. .Judge VHII WnR«!ii«"ii'i» Trouble*. Sioux CITY. lice. 9.—Kx-.ludge. A. Van Wagcnen has had trouble with the Sioux City Traction Company. The car line runs within a few feet of his home, but for some reason it has I stopped two blocks away for several days. The judge refused to pay fare until the car took him to the end. and , themoUirman took his hat. They had j an interesting seance, but the hat was [ returned by the company's superintendent. A conductor was put on the car, and again Van -Wagenen refused tor threw hot coals on the. bed on which it-was sleeping, and when tho mother came back it was burned bi> yond recognition^ JOWA UONDHNSKII. At Adel recently II. K. Mountford. conductor on the DesMoines Northern &. Western, while setting a car out of his train, was thrown under the train. His head was cut oJT and the body dragged two block's and deposited before, the depot. A. C. Stent-/.. a brakeman on the Uurlinirlon road, was killed in the yards at Ottumwa while coupling cars. He slipped on the ice and fell under the wheels. He was :.'7 years of •lo pav until the car went to the end. | «jre and prominent among the employes. r " - of thu road. lie leaves a wife. Kly Craft, a farmer living west ofi for He bluffed the conductor out. and was not put off the car, as threatened. He threatens to sue the company damages. _____ ________ nenilerlue FIitnt.K <J«»t FORT DODGK, Dee. 11.— The extensive rendering plant of 13. D. Clagg has been shutdown. Under the present Iowa law. it is a misdemeanor to Bell or buy hogs which have died from anv disease. The law has been in force for some time, but its provisions were not generally understood. Its intent is to prevent the spread of cholera and other contagious diseases. As the buying of dead hogs is the sole business of rendering works, all similar plants in Iowa must go out of business. _ Acquitted of Murder Charfjo. Mr. PJ.KASANT, Dec. 10.— Word comes from Keosauqua that F. A. Conner has been acquitted for the shooting of William Kichol, near Hillsboro. last summer. It took the jury only a short time to iind the verdict. Conner was sent out by Sheriff Putnam to arrest Nicho], who had broken out of jail, •where he was held on the charge of stealing a bicycle. Nichol died some weeks after the shooting. Julius K. Graven Dcnd. Duiit'QUE, Dec. II. — Julius K. Graves, once a prominent figure in Iowa history, is dead. He was one of the originators and builders of the river roads which are now part of the Milwaukee system. He built the Dubuque street railway, and was for years prominent in financial and political circles. Reverses from which he never recovered overtook him in 3881. Dr. Morrison Will Accept. CHICAGO. Dec. 10.— Dr. Theodore N. Morrison has given an interview in which he intimates that although he does not wish to leave Chicago he will accept the proffered bishopric of Iowa. This followed a visit paid him by the representatives of the church at Dav-' en port, the cathedral city. I FUz Convicted. ' GUTHKIK CENTER, Dec. 12.— Isaac Fitz, aged 28 years, married, on trial on an indictment charging him with murdering his brother-in-law, James McClellan, aged 33, married, last September, was convicted of murder io the second degree. _ ; Child Burned to JlentU, BUPUNGTON, Dec. 13.— Zella, the 3- year-old daughter of William Cohvay, who lives four miles north of Kingston, Des Moines county, was burned to » crisp by her clothes catching fire at the stove, fcihe was dead when help arrived. __ ___ Railway A1U Tax Voted. BKITT, Dec. 0.— The 5 per cent tax voted upon in favor of the Chicago, Iowa & Minnesota railroad, carried by a vote of almost two to one. FJUy-ftrnt Iowa at Manila DES MOINES, Dec. 9— Advices from Manila report the safe arrival of the Fifty-first Iowa. Jn Mitchell County. CHABLBS Cm', Dec. 7— George Bob ins was shot a»d killed by Deforest Fairbanks at David, Mitchell county The trouble was over the attentions paid by Fairbanks to Landlord Meier's wife. Meier and Fairbanks quarreled and Bobins interfered and •was shot twice in the leg K»d heart Fairbanks is in jail at Qsage, Fpftteftce Burglar to tne Tolls. QjUUA, Dec. e.—T. J. FarnViam,. o Chicago, charged with robbing thi postofiice at Gray, Iowa, is in jail here by Deput/y Hedrick, was seriously injured a; few days ago by a. Chicago, Mil-; waukec & St. Paul freight train near. Ilavsville. HP. was attempting toj gain a wagon road before stepping off tlie railroad track to allow the train; to pass, lie was struck by the engine, and his shoulder blade and a bone in the arm was broken. It is also feared he sustained internal injuries. A farmer named Iiowc. of Granger, was run over and' mangled by a train which was switching on the tracks of tlie Des Moines Northern & Western railroad. One arm was smashed, he was bruised about the face and one leg was injured. • He was taken to Des Moines for surgical tren linen t and died in a hospital in that city. Tlie injured man was standing on a side track looking at some tile when the train ran into him. He thought the switching was being done on another track. Cedar Rapids dispatch: While llev. Dr. Green and his friends in Cedar Rapids have announced so far as they are L'once.rned no actions will be commenced, either in a civil or criminal way, as a result of the action of the opponents of Dr. Green in the recent Episcopal convention, it is learned that the matter is not closed by any means. Letters received indicate that action will he taken by friends out- s.de of the city to bring (5eo. F. Henry f Des Moines, who read^the charges, nto court to prove his statements. Frank Troutman, son-in-law of Wm. Sanders, was held up a mile west of ncas a few days ago and relieved )f over §f>00 in cash. Troutman was [riving the team of his brother-in-law, Oliver Nilclmin, and was on his way 'rom his home, near Darby. As he ipproached the iron bridge some one. :alle:l out: "That's Ollie 2Jitcham'sj team!" and just then Troutman re-, ceived a heavy blow on the head, vhich dazed him, and the rest of the line, until he reached town, is ob-, scured. He says that he thinks there, were two men to attack him, out,' owing to the twilight, lie was unable to identify them. Sheriff Manning- is working on a clew. Uumboldtdispatch: The suit of Mrs. John A. Johnson against the town of Humboldt for $5,000 damages has ended. The damages alleged included a compound fracture of one shoulder blade and the breaking of seven ribs, the latter causing an attack of lung fever and the former a permanent dis» ability. The injuries were received, in a collision with a team on the hill west of Humboldt, and the city was. held responsible on the ground that, the roadway was not wide enough for. two teams to pass. The case was tried, before Judge Helsell, and the jury after four hours'deliberation, rendered a verdict awarding the plaintiff damages to the amount of one dollar. The friends of the woman point to the small amount of damages as an absurd-* itv and will ask for a new trial.' *At Des Moines recently resolutions, urgipg upon President McKinley the advisability of holding a special session of congress, and asking Senators Allison and Gear and the Iowa delega tion in congress to devote all theii efforts to consummating such an end ALL OVER THE WORLD TREATY IS SIGNED; Coinmli»»ioner* Append their Slft- nittnrefl to tlie Treaty. PARTS, Dec. 15.—There was a Ions- session of the pence, commissioners Saturday afternoon and the subsequent recess was due only to the fact that each article of the treaty had to be carefully read and compared in Span- sh and in English and to the fact that the engrossing of the last articles in Spanish was incomplete. The joint pence commission met at B:30 p. m. and at S:15 took a recess till 7. Upon reconvening, aftci- a preliminary discussion, the treaty of peace was signed at 8:45. The treaty as signed consists of seventeen articles, it having been found advisable to subdivide two or three of the artiek-s in the draft agreed upon at the las'- meeting. The commissioners of the two nations Wrote their signatures on two copies of the treaty, one copy being for the archives. The document was prepared by Secretary Moore in behalf of the United States commission and by Sen or Villa Rutia for Spain, on account of the continued illness of Secretary Ojeda of the Spanish commission. Each copy •contains the English and Spanish texts of the treaty in parallel columns. WADIi MADE GOVERNOR. FreRldtmt Appoints fJeiiorjil Wane Oov- nrnor of \Ventnrn Culm. HAVANA. Dec. !>.—Major General Wade, president of the United States evacuation commission, has received cerlnin instructions from President McKinley which seem to indicate that he will bo appointed military governor of western Cuba. General Wade's three months of official residence here has given him a llrm gmsp on the situation. General Greene will be governor of the city of Havana. He has already virtually taken hold, as he is having some of the streets cleaned and is devising measures for the sanitation and policing of the city. Senor Fernando de Castro, the Spanish civil governor, and the alcade of Havana are accepting his suggestions and aiding him in the work. The preparation for a change of Hugs is thus being brought about by degrees, and the transition will not be abrupt. Already the evacuation of the province of Havana is complete except for the .troops stationed in the. city. Of these there arc l'i.000, and they probably •will retire to Cienfuegos before Christmas. CHINA IN DANGER. E*-M1nl»**r Bnrrett Say» England »"« America Mnst Take Action »t One*. , SHANGHAI, Dec. 10.— John Barrett, formerly United States minister to Siam, has returned here after visiting Pekin and the principal Chinese ports. lie says the situation in China is of tlie most "critical nature, and that Manchuria is no longer Chinese, but Russian territory. He asserts that Ne\v- Chwang. the chief northern port for the movement of American products. is also practically Russian and liable to be closed any day. The only permanent safeguard to paramount American and ISriti.sli interests. Barrett says, is the immediate and united fiction by t ho interested governments to defend the territory of the Chinese empire, to enforce reforms in the government, to prevent further cessions of ports and province's and insist upon the "open door" policy in all the ports of China, including the spheres of influence claimed by Russia. Germany and France. Otherwise, Barrett contends, the impending partition of the Chinese empire will seriously curtail tlie field of trade by disastrously affecting 1 American and British influence in Asia. FIFTY-FIFTH CONGRESS, SENATE. WnalUhpto., Dec. S._No business jras trinsactert in the senate to-ilay. After the reading of the message, which occupied 1 wo hours ami eighteen minutes, the senate adjourned. nofsn. The presMwifs message was received at !:»>. and ita rcmlin? was listened to with H,hn utmost attention. Sulzer, ranking .democratic member of the committee on military affairs, inlrahu-wl that committee to PERSECUTING THE CLERGY. WILL NOT BE SOLD. were adopted at a meeting of the Des Moines Business Men's Sound Money Club. Gov, I*. M. Shaw and Hon. A B. Cummins were present at the meet ing and inade addresses, each of them advpcating immediate monetary Jegis lation, the peraaneHt establishwen of il*e gold standard and the retirement of tllie greenbacks. The United .Stutes to Kc«p the 1'lilllip- plllliH. WASHINGTON, Dec. 13— A discussion of the details of the administration of Cuba, Porto llico and the Philippines Hinder the treaty of peace about to be I'.igned at Paris occupied a large part of the time at the cabinet meeting. Cables were read from Dewey and Otis at Manila, giving their views as to the number of troops necessary to control the Philippines during the jnilitary government. It is said these I id vices were entirely satisfactory to Lhe president... Official denial is auth- rized of the report that a sale of the Philippines to any other government las ever been considered by this government; that the report of the sale o Japan has been under considera- ion is altogether false. Thn Quay Case. Pmi.AnKU'iiiA.Dec. IS.--The supreme curt has granted u rule allowing the lefendants in the Quay conspiracy case o argue the petition for a writ of iertiorari, removing the proceedings "rom the court of quarter sessions to ,he supreme court. The rule is returnable. January V. .All proceedings ire stayed meantime. This will in all irobability have the effect of carrying ,he proceedings or at least the conclusion of the trial beyond the date for ho election by the legislature of a United States senator to succeed Quay, who is a candidate for re-election.' The legislature will vote for senator January 17. IMlllor Wins Six-day liace. NEW YOISK, Dec. 13.—Charles W. Miller, of Chicago, last year's six-day champion, won the great race at Madison Square garden again this year, beating the world's record, his own, by twenty-four miles'and leading the next man to him, Frank Waller, of Boston, by twenty-two miles. Mil.ler covered 2,007 miles. For winning the race he receives $1,500 and for breaking the record he gets $200. Gen. W heeler Will Koslgn IIU Seat. WASHINGTON, Dec. 10.—Ma]or General Wheeler will resign his seat in congress and retain his commission in the army. He made this decision as a result of the question raised as to the legality of his holding two positions under the United States government. TarU Treaty Completed. PAWIH, Dec. 9.—The United States and Spanish ueace commissions have completed the treaty, and the work is now done, with the exception of attaching the_signatures._ Tnere is a Mississippi editor whom language does not seem to desert even when he is on a vacation. "I flung myself into the arms of nature," he says, "and forgot all about the irregular throbs of ray proud Puscagoula, Pemocrat-Star." A horse belonging to Charles Winters, at Mouticello, N. Y., wandered close to a bee-hive and a bee stung .him. Ju his efforts to dislodge the (insect, the animal overturned the bee- ihive. Tlie angry bees swarined upon Slim, stinging him, on all parts of the 'body, anrtin less than two hours he ;\yas dead, swollen ftliupst beyond recognition. Agnlnnldo ProuBciitlnq: u Sorl«« of 1'erse- ciitioiiH Aciiinst. Friars. San Francisco dispatch: It i.s reported that since AguinaUTo, the Philippine chief, renounced the Cntholic church a series of persecutions against the i'riars has begun. Aguinaldo's persecutions of these men is said to surpass the cruelties practiced in China and other semi-barbaric countries. It. is reported that the insurgents last week captured a number of friars near Manila, and took them to the woods. tying them to stakes and burning them to death by degrees. They were subjected to terrible tortures. It is reported that Aguinaldo has ordered that u number of expeditions be sent to the Visayas islands. Aguinaldo proposes to take possession of them, and f \irther complications with the American government may ensue. Several commanders of high rank have separated from Aguinaldo. Maeanu- los. one of his lieutenants, i.s said to have attempted to displace Agninaldo in the leadership. The insurgents have taken possession of the Gatancs islands, according to late reports, and tinder the guise of being revolutionists, are infesting 1 thu roads as highwaymen. The governor of the islands has been taken prisoner. France To IMuko Chilin. PAULS, Dec. '.). — Diplomatic circles in faris predict !ns one result of the treaty a diplomatic contest between France and the United States which may have important chapter in history. The French government is reported to have resolved to take up the case of the French holders of the Cuban bonds and it is believed France will declare the repudiation of the bonds the result of the treaty which the victorious nation imposed upon Spain. They argue that through the treaty the responsibility has been shifted upon America; therefore the French government will endeavor to exact some pledge for payment or guarantee of bonds. tnnv.,rt«ieiit ™ ( l the ret-out war nnd report their to the house. Referred to the committee o.. military affairs. Goiienil Wheeler introduced a resolution providing that in re- ,-nsi.ition of fie patriotic devotion and bounteous benevolence ot Helen Got Id to the soldiers of the lato war. the thanks of I'oii'Tcss be tniulore;! to her ;ni(l that » pold medal he m'o.rmrwt ami presented to linr by the president, Moody "ff?'; ecl .» n amendment to the w»r revenue bill taxing express comnunies. Kulzm' offered a Dill to 'reestablish the American merchant imirinc. Cousins offered :i bill uor.larinK the standard of value to he the standard gold dollar. SI'N'ATE. Washington. Dec. II.— The session of the senate was devoted mainly to routine matters, the introduction of hills and presentation of reports. Morrill presented a petition from tlie legislature of Vermont asking for u revival of the grade of admiral, mid the recognition of Dewcy. Hale pre- Bentod a bill'to revive thej'rndcof admiral and vice-ad mirul. Vest, of Missouri, introduced a joint resolution declaring that nntler the 'constitution tlie United States 1ms no power to acquire territory to be hold and 'go verticil os colonies. HOl'SE. The house held a brief session utxd ad journcd out of respect to the memories .of North way. of Ohio, siud TJOVO, of Mississippi- CoimuiHBion'8 Report. WASHINGTON, Dec. 8.—The president has transmitted to congress the report of the Hawaiian commission, with the text of bills drawn by the commission for the government of the United States. Three bills were presented for the consideration of congress. The principal one outlines the plan of the government; the others deal with subordinate questions. miKVITIKS. The farewell review of the Seventh army corps before its departure for Cuba took place a few days ago in Forsyth Park-, Savannah. Ga. Sixteen thousand troops passed in review before General Lee. The president sent to congress a few days ago the nomination of Powell Clayton, of Arkansas, to be ambassador to Mexico. Senor Romero, former Mexican minister, having been raised to the rank of ambassador. Minister Clayton's promotion followed under the act of congress. According to trustworthy news from Madrid, Spain is seething with sedition born of bankruptcy and ruin. One. of the best informed men in the kingdom assures me that the chances of revolution are increasing by leaps and bounds. Carlism exists in three provinces only, but the. disaffection toward the present government is coextensive with the entire Spanish, race. J. B. Goodie, of Afton, was arrested a few days ago, charged with uttering a forged instrument. Goodie was indicted by the grand jury on seven counts. For several years he has been doing business with the Studebaker Manufacturing Company/ It is alleged that instead of turning over cash to the company, he issued, fictitious notes. Out of ten notes the company's agents have not beer able: to find the owners. Goodie gave bonds. The amount of his peculations will reach $1,500. Washington dispatch: Among the river and harbor estimates of appropriations asked for 1«00 are given the following: Dnluth, Minn., and Superior harbor, $300,000; Illinois and Mississippi canal, »1,4»7,740; Mississippi river from the mouth of the Ohio to the mouth of the Missouri $673,333; from the mouth of the Mis-) souri to St. Paul, $S20,u06; from the', head of passes to the mouth of the Ohio, $3,583,333; Missouri river from' mouth to Sioux City, $300,000; reser-. voirs at head waters of the Missouri river, $370.000; Mississippi ,river between St. Paul and Minneapolis, $307,357; Missouri river between Stubbs Ferry and Slows Ojty, $350,000. Washington, Doc. 7'. — Hnu'ley, of Connecticut. chairman of the military affairs committee, introduced a bill for tlie reor- gunization of the regular army. A committee was appointed to consider the purt of tho president's mesmipc in relation to the celcbrntion of the centennial of the city of Washington. IIOI.'KE. Hepburn, of Town, called up the anti- .sciilpinf.;- bill. After un atten^it to agree on a time for debate hail failed, Hepburn was recognized for an hour's speech, but vicldcd to Shormun. of Now York, \yho explained that tho bill was very similar to the one passed by the house duHup the last congress. The changes are mainly restrictive on corporations. Speeches were niiido by Bruudigo. Hepburn. Mann, Bland, Little, ' Bodine, Bartlett. Gillet. Corliss, Updcgraff. Marsh. Adnmson. Todd nnd Gaines. after which all amendments were voted down and tlie bill passed, 110 to 10! . STJN'ATB. Washington, Dec. 8.— In connection with a decision to give one hour to the consideration of pension bills. Vest, of Missouri, tfuvo notice that the ''passing of a lot of pension bills simply by the reading of titles and when a quorum was not present had got to lie stopped." Ho went on to say that southern members had felt some delicacy about opposing pension legislation, but the' late war removed the bar, and they, while recognizing liberal pension legislation us a sacred duty, .proposed to object to spoliation. Giilliiiger, chairman of tho pensions committee, agreed with Vest that pension bills should he carefully considered. Vest introduced a joint resolution for tho appointment of a committee consisting of three senators and five members of the house, to investigate the charges of corruption in buying vessels nnd supplies at exorbitant figures in connection with the -war with Snain. On motion of Morgan, the senate took up the Nicaragua!! canal hill, and then on the same senator's motion, adjourned till Monday. HOUSE The house went into a committee of the whole on the urgent deficiency bill forthe support of military and .naval establishments during the six months beginning January t next. The bill passed practically without opposition. Adjourned till Monday. _ Sharp Paint Darting from one point to another, sttg as* swollen Joints, inflammation, intense stsj. ferlng, are characteristics ol rheuttitlsm, '1 All these painful symptoms are cnftd d'~' Hood's Saf saparma which purifies the blood and neutralizes the acid which is the c&nsj of rheumatism. Why continue to stiSe> when you may be relieved by Hood's America'3 Greatest Medicine. Price |j Prepared by C. I. Hood fit Co.. Lowell, Mass! 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The paper intimates that the explosion wits the outcome of an intense desire ''upon the part of certain factions in the United States to see the outbreak of war, which was unpopular with the majority of Americans." The Impareial says: "The partisans of the war realized that something startling was necessary and the Maine's location at Havana was a remarkable clmnue. Almost all the Maine's oiVieers were aboard another ship at the time of the catastrophe. Those who charge the Spaniards with toeing capable of such n. monstrous act are well capable of committing it themselves." In conclusion, the linpareial says: "Spain cannot remain under such an infamous charge. It would be preferable to give the world the spectacle of national suicide." Dewojr'a Fleet to Ke S trengtliened. WASHINGTON, Dee, 12.—De'wey's fleet will be strengthened shortly by the addition of some serviceable gunboats. The Bennington, now at Honolulu,has boen ordered to proceed to Guam m the Ladrone group, and make a survey of the habor with the view of the establishment of a naval station. This done, it will join Dewey's fleet. By that time or before, the Helena will have arrived at Manila, and the Concord and Petrel, now cruising in Chinese waters, will have returned and altogether the admiral will have a sufficient force of small vessels to carry out the president's policy re*, specting the Philippines, to bring in-! to submission and refractory islanders, and release any Spanish prisoners held, by the insurgents. r ___ '. The young woman in Fort Leavenworth who married a man, with one loot in the grave is not regretting it a, bit. Her husband lost his fpot in storming San Juan hill and gets both pension and promotion for it. i The sum of $135, in nice, clean bills,. wus placed for a moment on the desk^ near an open window in the Stewart' building, New York City. Mr. < G., Poyle, a public accountant,.had just, received the money, it being hi», month's salary, and had carefully, counted it, £ brisk zephyr whisk$4! the bills out of the window, and, BI*>! Boyle has. pot seen «,uy of them eiace, __| Write nt Once for Mermod & Jaocarcl'8 Great Illustrated Catalogue, .Free. As Christmas approaches you should write at once for the grand new Illustrated Christmas Catalogue of the Mermod & Jaccard Jewelry Co., .of Broadway and Locust St., St. Louis. It contains 256 pages, brimfull of the latest and most beautiful things in Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry, Silve ware, Silverplated ware, Clod] Music Boxes, Silk Umbrellas, Glass, Spectacles, etc. It tells how very, very low their prices are these splendid high class goods, wh range from 25 cents to $10,000. 4 It sent to you free on receipt of yoij name and address. Better .write once for it so that you may order time for Christinas. The Mermf Jaccard Jewelry Co. guarantee to g you entire satisfaction. Orders if' carefully filled by a member of t| firm no matter how small they may I) Kindly mention,this paper. '"•>•-. _,.,\ Growing TJIce Its Mother. f s The Wife—The baby has been jab| bering away there for about an hour,! and 1 can't understand a thing she! says. l t The Husband—I've noticed, dear, thep| little thing grows more like you every! day. I You use soap in the laundry every \ week. Try Diamond "C" Soap week. A rnau may be great by chance; out|J never wise or good without'tal:ingr,pai.nF<f for it. _. The gross earnings 6t the Chicago Great Western Railway, "Maple Leaf Route," for the month of November were $475,771.63, an increase of ?2,229. 18 over the corresponding month last year. Tlie total increase since the beginning of the fiscal year (July 1) is $91,023.71, as compared with same period in 1897. The smallest man who ever lived was the dwarf Bebe, born in France in 1740. He was just 20 inches tall and 8 pounds in weight when full grown. fHollday Excursions, Excursion tickets will he sold at all /stations on the North-Western line (C. & N. W. E'y, C. St. P. M. & O. R'y, S. C. & P. R'y and P. E. & M. V. R. R.) to all other points on this system and on the Union Pacific Railroad, within 200 miles of the selling station, at greatly reduced rates, December 24, 26, 26 and 31, 1898, and January 1 and 2, 1899, good until January 4, 1899. Apply to agents Chicago & North-Western R'y for full particulars. Major Baker, of Fort Sheridan, 111., who has long been known as one of the strictest disciplinarians in the Irmy, has issued un order imposing a fine'of $1 for each offense on every loldier who leaves his coat unbuttoned. To cuurorum, Attention is called to the excellent service of the NorthrWestern Line to California and the favorable rates which have been made tor single aod round trip tickets for this season's travel. Best accommodations in first' class or tourist sleeping cars, which ruu through every day in the year. Personally conducted tourist car parties every week to California and Oregon. Choice of a large number of different routes without extra charge. Particulars cheerfully given upon, application to agents Chicago & North-Western .R'y, or connecting lines.
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