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IHS UPPER M01NE8: AT^A mtPA. WEDNESDAY JAMJABY 4. ,1899 IN lOf i OSAOE SeflSAtlON, - •'• •• •- • Wallace linrnett Sentenced to the itentinty tot Two tr«*t*. OSAGfi, Dec. 20.—On the Bth of December Wallace Burnett called at a school house in the northern part of Mitchell county and demanded that the teacher marry him. This she refused to do. He then tried to extort $135 from her, threatening to kill her if she did not. The plucky school taa'nm drew a revolver and fired at him. He mounted his horse and never stopped until he had crossed into Minnesota. Ho was arrested, brought back to Iowa, indicted and brought to trial in just two weeks. The case occupied the time of the court five days. The trial was highly sensational in many particulars. The defendant did all his power to blacken the name of the school teacher. He claimed that he had let her have money to get out of "trouble."' An old "hag" from Minnesota, as tho county attorney called her, was brought to Osago 'to testify against the girl. Letters were also produced purporting to have been written by Miss Ogden. These were not dated or signed and it is believed that she never wrote them. She denied that she ever wrote them and her testimony wns not impeached. It is the theory of the county attorney that a conspiracy was formed to blacken the name of the girl and extort money from her father. The defendant was convicted and the judge gave him tho full penalty, two years in tho penitentiary. The girl was ••••indicated and the community rejoiccb in the fact. INTERESTING LAW POINT. An Ottmmvit JiulKO It tinders a Novel Probate Decision. . OTTOMWA, Dec. 31.—A most interesting decision in law regarding a will case, and one that is said to be entirely new,'was handed down by Judge Kich- elbergei', of the district court. It is regarding the payment of the debts of a legatee out of the legacy, the prior death of the legatee leaving the property revert to his children. Alvin Lewis died in Ottumwa a few years «go, leaving an estate valued at 850,. 000. One of the principal heirs was a nephew, W. H. Lewis, who had died several months before his uncle. The legacy of W. H. Lewis was about to be divided among his children, when his creditors filed claims against his legacy. The children contested the rights of the creditors to collect from the legacy of their father. The judge has decided that the debts of W. H. Lewis must be. pain out of the legacy before it is divided among his children, the same as they would were W. H. Lewis alive at the time of hisuncle's death, and had received the legacy left him. In making the decision the jxidge stated that he had absolutely 110 authorities to base his decision on, and it brought up an entirely new point in law. DOUBLETRAOEDY NEAR CLARE Gowrlo Yoang JMnn Shoots a Teacher and Himself. FO.RT DODOK, Dec. 20.—A young man came to Clare on the north-bound Rock Island passenger train, hired a horse and rode out to the school house where Miss May Thomas teaches, about two miles from Clare/ lie entered the building arid they conversed, finally walking out together. After g'oing down the road a short distance the man drew a revolver and shot her, killing her almost instantly. He then shot himself, death resulting within an hour. Later it was learned that the young man's name was Harry Garvey, and that he and Miss Thomas, both of whom resided at Cowrie, had formerly kept company, but that she had recently refused to accept his Attentions. TEACHERS' OFFICERS. Superintendent Bloodgood Miulo President of State Association. .DES MOINKS, Dec. SO. — The Iowa State Teachers' Association elected the following officers for the ensuing year: President, County Superintendent F. H. Bloodgood, West Union; first vice-president, Principal W. A. Clifford, Council Bluffs; second vice-president, County Superintendent Laura K Swau, Fairfield; third vice-president, Ella Truman, Sioux City; member executive committee, to fill vacancy, Dr. Thomas Nicholson, Cornell College, Mt. Vernon; member executive committee, three years, C. IS. Shelton, Burlington; members educational council, A. W. Stuart, Ottumwa; Amy Hoggs, Waterloo. ])ip Flour Mill ISnriiod. DUNI-AP, Dec. 31. — Missouri Valley Buffered a severe loss in the burning of its large flouring mill. Tho loss is total and will amount to §40, 000. The jnill is the property of A. Edgocomb. The business men of Missouri Valley have all agreed to buy their flour of Mr. Edgecomb's mill at Blair, Neb., until such time ashe can rebuild there. OSTEOPATHS ARB REJECTED Woman Kill* Dee.. 28.—Miss Minnie of Weaver, Lee county, sui' cided by cutting her throat with a f ^ftgpr, Last spring she was sun&truck " - ep4 never fwUy repovered, She was }^ Jjbe daughter pf Charjes Lange, a >f»?,j[ a fjper, wa.s 30..Years old, and well the vicinity, a,: Jo*, Jit ft Wine. Si Pec f ?a.~ Robert Tay- k}Hed jjj ft caye-in in the <?re$k Company's mine at His body was, horribly for R«fn«ed Certificate* by the State Hoard DSs MOINES, Dec. 30.—Twenty-nine applications for the privilege of practicing osteopathy in Iowa were rejected by the state board oJ health. The action cf the board was a decided surprise. Ever since the law permitting' the practice of osteopathy in Iowa last July many of the applications made have been hanging fire and at each session of the board the matter has come up for discussion. At the session held early in December a committee was appointed to make an examination of the schools of osteopathy atQuincy, 111., Kirksville, Mo., and Minneapolis. The results of their examination is found in their decision. It is claimed by a member of the board that the basis of its action is upon the claim that each of the schools examined did not have a course of study sufficiently broad to warrant granting its graduates a license to practice under tho law in this state, and that their examinations of the candidates for degrees were not of such a degree of thoroughness as would justify the issuance of certificates. A representative of the ostco- pathistsis quoted as saying that an action will be instituted at once to sec if they cnnnot get the rights guaranteed to them under the state law. DKS MOI.VEP, Dec. 30.—"Regularly Conducted Colleges of Osteopathy" have been defined by the state board of medical examiners, The law requiring the board to issue certificates to persons holding diplomas from these institutions did not define*the term used. The board has applied an interpretation which, with the exception of the studies of surgery, bacteriology and microscopy, medical jurisprudence and materia mcdica and therapeutics is almost identical with that applied to the general medical practice act. With the exceptions named, as much is required of colleges of osteopathy as of colleges of regular schools of medicine. A schedule of requirements to this effect will be sent to all colleges of osteopathy. It is said there is not a college of osteopathy in the country which would come under the requirements laid down by the board. Burglars at Now Hartford. NEW HAitTFonu, Dec. 31.—Burglars entered the bank at New Hartford, forcing open the door. After gaining entrance to the building they dug a hole through the wall of the vault large enough to pain entrance and took the silver and change from the counter tray, amounting to about$150.' The front door of the safe was blown' off, the force of the explosion badly wrecking the furniture in the bank. The counter was almost completely demolished. The noise was heard and citizens began to appear on the street, and the robbers were frightened away, several shots boms? fired at them. They did not get the safe open. Indicted for Murderous Assault. TOLEDO, Dec. 31.—The grand jury has returned indictments against Jobunn Hanson, Frank Landt., .lullus Landt and Kmil Landt, charging thcnr in their assault on Rudolph Reichmani with an attempt to commit murder. A bench warrant was placed in the hands of Sheriff Toeclt, who went to their homos north of Garwin and placed them under arrest, but they all secured bail, which had been fixed at .51,000 each, to answer at the district court : Is Tweiity-flfth in Size. DKS MOINES, Dec. 31.—The annual report of tho third assistant postmaster, general, just issued from Washington,' includes Des Moines in tho list of the' leading twenty-five cities in the United States, as shown by the weight of second-class mail handled. Tho second-class mail sent out of Des Moines weighed 3,923,MO pounds. Iowa's Hill is Made Out. Dtes MOINES, Dec. 31.—Chief Clerk Whelan, of the adjutant general's office, has just footed up, for the first time, all the claims of the state against the government for the expense it incurred in lilting out the Iowa volunteers in the recent war with Spain. The amount, is $139,703.74. IOWA CONDICNSICl). A shooting, scrape at a turkey shooting match near Hilltown, in Appanoose county, a few days ago' resulted in the death of W. S. Shearer.' at the hands of Samuel Moore. A controversy arose over who was the best man, when Moore deliberately drew his revolver and shot Shearer in the abdomen. Shearer lived forty- eight hours. Moore gave himself up and is now in jail at Centerville charged with murder. Both are prominent and prosperous farmers. Robert Fellows, one of the prominent and leading citizens of Ottumwa, dropped dead a few days ago in the home of his nephew, George Hall, at the dinner table, about which was gathered a large number of relatives and friends to comemorate the fiftieth wedding anniversary of himself and his aged wife, Death was entirely unexpected, as Mr. Fellows was in his usual good health and expected to attend a social session of the Wapello club after the dinner, at which he was Vo be presented with a loving cup by his follow members. j' The M,.Riegelman Company, wholesale milliners, of Des Moines, recently suffered a $75,000 loss by fire. The entire stock was destroyed. The firm has 848,000 insurance on stock and 54,000 infexrranee on building. It has sent a man to New York to buy stock, and will resume business at once, This is its second five within two years. The first lc*s was about #75,000. •jhe building occupied by tho firm, was owned by Jjosquet and Earle, was wovth $35.000, and was (Jamaged $8,-, OGQ. Their insurance is $10,000. This! building ws^ burned about three years,', WTO? JQSS, 5SO.OQD. Sppqtaneous com, »-—"-- '- the packjog' r-wa ALL OVER THE WORLD SENATOR MORRILL IS BEAD. He Sticfdefcly Expire* Prom nn Attack of Grip. WASHINGTON, Dec. 28.—Hon. Justin Smith Morrill, the senior United States senator from Vermont, died fat 1:20 o'clock this morning in the 80th year of his ag-e, after an illness of less than a week. The senator never recovered from the unconscious state into which lie lapsed early in the day, and his death was calm and peaceful. The immediate cause of death was pneumonia, which developed from an attack of grip contracted about a week ago. The venerable senator was confined to his homo but seven days. In the death of Mr. Morrill the senate loses its senior member in point of service, lie had served continuously in the senate for more than thirty-one years. SHATTER IS ASSIGNED. Government Will Return Him to tho Department of California January 1O. SAX FBANC'ISC'O, Doc. 30.— Official notice bus been received by General Merriam that General Shatter is to bo iijrnin assigned to the command of the department of California. It is expected that General Shaffer will take charjre about January 10. General Merriam has not yet been assigned. He may go north again to the department of the Columbia. The impression prevails, however, that he will go to Denver to command the department of Colorado, and that the department of California and the department of Columbia will be combined under Shafter. Railroad linn* in Kiiiians. Toi'KKA. Kan., Dec. 30.—The railroad law agreed on in the populist caucus will be passed by both houses, be promptly signed by the governor and become a law March 15. Tins is assured by the action of the house committee of the whole, which passed the various sections by the necessary votes. The test votes show the vote to be no to 38—only GO being necessary. The law provides for a railway board, with judicial powers to hear complaints and adjust railway traffic where unjust or excessive rates are proven. It allows an appeal to be taken to the supreme court. The appointment of the board is placed in the hands of the incoming republican governor, Stanley. lintlor IB Repudiated. NEW YOBK, Dec. 30.—The following resolution, offered by Comrade Beasley, formerly of North Carolina, was unanimously passed at a meeting of the Confederate Veteran Camp of Now York: "Resolved, That the Confederate Camp, of New York, condemns in \inmeasured terms the efforts of Senator Butler, of North Carolina, (who is not a confederate veteran) to debauch the manhood of the south by seeking to obtain pensions for ex- confcdcrato soldiers from the United States, and that any similar effort by any southern member of congress will be abhorrent to this camp and will meet with unqualified condemnation." AVorlc on the Ohio liegun. SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 31.—Work' on the battleship Ohio has 1 been commenced at the Union Iron works. The Ohio will be the largest ship ever built on the coast, and one of the three largest ever built in the American navy. The new battleship will be 20 feet larger than the Wisconsin, and 40 feet larger than the Oregon. She will have a greater displacement than the Wisconsin by 1,000 tons and 8,000 tons more than the Oregon. The Ohio's contract speed is two knots faster than the Wisconsin and three knots faster than tho Oregon. Carlists Are Tortured. LONDON, Doc. 29.—Tho Seville correspondent of tho Morning Post says: "Some of the recently arrested Car- lists, it is rumored, arc being tortured to induce them to swear allegiance to King Alfonso and to reveal details regarding the Carlist organizations. Such reports are, of course, denied officially, but they are believed throughout the country. I am told detailed stories tending to show that torture is quite common in Spanish prisons." Express Companies Must Pay. LANSING, Mich., Dec. 30.—Chief Justice Grant, of the state supreme court, has denied an application for a writ of error under which the express revenue stamp case could be removed to the United States supreme court. The court recently decided that tho American Express Company must pay for the revenue stamps atlixed to its "bills of lading. Collln for Every Soldier. DETROIT, Deo. 20.—In introducing Rev. S. R. Fuller, of Boston, to an audience which gathered to listen to an '•anti-imperialism" address Governor Pingree said that every soldier America sent to Manila should earrv his coffin on his shoulder, as Unit would be one of the most necessary adjuncts of his outfit. Hetty Green's inside pocket is always lined with lucre, and she has more available, cash at her disposal than any other woman in the United States, She recently loaned a little wad of 81,000,000 to the city of New York, at two per cent interest, for three mouths. . M/bs Elmiue Charpentier, of New Orleans, foil in a trance in 1883. Her age was then eighteen. The trance continued for sixteen years, with the exception of two hours daily, when the natural de^re for fpod caused her to awjike, with, almost clpcb'like ;^&,.ll e > 6 *** d * ed - »* «»* JLOILO. Glvlns the Government Considerable Anxiety. \VASBWOTOW, Dec. 29.-A dispatch from General Otis, at Manila says: -Sent Col. Potter on fast vessel to Iloilo on the 24th, to communicate with the Spanish General Rios. Latter evacuated yn the evening of the 24th, and Potter thirty-nine hours late. Insurgents took possession of the city on the 80th, and Potter found Aguinaldo's flng flying. Cannot now report probable results. Will not hear from there for four days, as there is no cable communication. The Spanish troops evacuated all stations in the southern islands except Zamboanga and Ind- nanoa, by orders, they say, from Madrid." A HEAVY EXPRESS ROBBERY Wells-Fa rffo Company tosen Over SGO.OOO —A Driver Missing SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 30.—It is reported that the local officers of the Wells- Fargo company suffered a big loss by rob bet y. It is said $00.000 in currency and gOOO in gold is missing. A driver on a delivery wagon who was entrusted with delivering the money to the local firms is missing. His horse and wagon were found in the outskirts of the city in the brush. (/renter Amerlcn Exposition Plans. OMAHA. Neb., Dec. 31.—A meeting of the stockholders of the Greater America Exposition was held and a board of twenty-five directors elected, repicsenting the most progressive bus- ness men in the state. The promoters of the exposition, who have acquired the same site and buildings as the exposition of last year, are exceedingly encouraged over the outlook for the enterprise. The Omaha Street Railway Company has subscribed $10,000 to the capital stock. • Guam's Knler Is Deposed. MANILA, Dec. 31.—The British ship Esmeralda, which has just arrived from the Ladrone islands, reports that after the United States cruiser Charleston left the island of Guam, in June last, the Spaniards refused to recognize the authority of Francis Rortu- sach, who was verbally authorized by Captain Glass to continue his former regime as governor, and Jose Sisto, a former public administrator, was declared governor. IMllcs's Heof Wur Il<>s;liis. WASHINGTON, Dec. 31.—As a result of the issue between General Miles and General Eagan, commissary general, concerning the quality of beef supplied the army, and on the written request of General Eagan tne war department has issued a special order for the assembling of a board of officers in Washington to inquire into the general subject of the quality of the beef supplies. Meet In DCS Molncs Next Time. OMAHA, Dec. 30.—Dr. II. C. Crowell, of Kansas City, was elected president of the Western Surgeons' association. Des Moines was selected as the place for the next meeting. 15KKVITIICS. Afritation is being carried on in Washington to take the appointment of consuls o\it of politics and make them a merit svstem. Ambassador Hitchcock, at St. Pe- teruburg, cabled the secretary of state a few days ago that he has been officially notified that a contract for 80.000 tons of rails for the eastern Chinese railroad has been awarded to the Pennsylvania & Maryland Company. London dispatch: The Venice correspondent of the Times says: "Don Carlos, who is in perfect health, desires me to deny absolutely the report that he contemplates abdicating. On the contrary, he says he is more resolved than ever to fulfill his role to the end. He authorizes me to assert that he has asked no audience of the pope and has requested nothing else of his holiness." Havana dispatch: The Amevican evacuation commissioners have .issued a proclamation to tho people of the island of Cuba calling upon the people of Cuba to assist in maintaining good order. They announce that the occupation of the island by the United States will be accomplished on January 1, Under the agreement with tho Spanish commissioners, Spanish troops remaining on the island will be given quarters and protection by the American military government, and Cubans are asked to refrain from overt acts. The state of Nebraska was non- suited in the case brought to recover 801,000 from the Omaha National bank of Omaha and the Chemical National bank of Now York. The suit was to recover tho money for embezzling which ex-State Treasurer Hartley is now serving time. Tho state set" up that tho warrant which tho New York bank purchased through the Omaha bank and which was redeemed out of the state funds was not negotiable and the banks had legal notice to that effect. The court held otherwise. Major General Francis E. Greene, accompanied by his aide, Lieutenant Schiefferlin, passed through Washington on their way fr^ra Havana to New York city. General Greene spent about an hour in consultation with Adjutant General Corbin in regard to the condition of affairs in the Cuban capital. ^He said that there would undoubtedly be trouble in the wain- tenon se of order pending the transfer of the control of affairs from the bpanish government to 'the United states military authorities, but that lw did not anticipate jbdat it would reach proportion^ beyond the control of the American forces. FOUND aulLTYOF MURDER. tVrts Aroused of His ChlM. ATLANTIC, Jan. l.-James Cunningham, of Audtibon, has been found puiltv of murder. This sustains the charge in the indictment that he is guilty of killing his own illegitimate child'last March and hiding it in the woods on the bank of a creek m the Aiulu^n fair grounds, where it was found about two weeks later fairly well preserved on account of the cold weather, and identified by the doctor and hotel man because of the hair lip and other peculiarities. Miss Hepp, its mother, wns released, as in the preliminary trial it was shown that Cunningham told her he had a place for it and asked to take it away, to which she consented. Arthur Palmer, as an accomplice to the murder, will have a trial later. England at the Peace Conference, LONDON, Jan. 2.—A report comes from a usually well informed source that the British government contemplates being represented at the czar's peace conference-* by the prince of Wales, the marquis of Salisbury and Lord Rosebery, aided by military and naval commissions. If true, this will give the project immensely greater importance than it has yet attained and is probably due to tho personal influence of Queen Victoria. Troops In Cuba. WASHINGTON, Jan. 2.—The war department is confident that there is an adequate force of troops in Cuba to maintain order. According to a statement of Adjutant General Corbin troops are distributed throughout the various provinces as follows: Havana, 10.35)4; 1'ina del Rio, 2,100; Matan/.as, 3.054: Santa Clara, 2,430; Puerto I'riu- cipe, 1,405; Santiago, 7,40."); total, 33,014. \Vntterson Advises Democrats. LOUISVII.I.H. Ky., Jan. 2.—Henry Wattcrson, in a leading editorial in the Courier-Journal, atlvises the democratic party to nominate the following ticliet for .1900: "For president, George Dewey, of Vermont; for vice-president, Fitzhugh Lee, of Virginia; platform, the Stars and Stripes, God bless them." Correa Wishes to Resign. MAUKID, Jan. 1. —I/a Riforma publishes an interview with Lieutenant General Correa, minister of war, who says he is anxious to resign the portfolio as soon as possible. Gen. Correa comments upon the fa.3t that 8,000 officers, who returned from tho colonies, are now without posts. CUBANS ARE COOLING OFF. Condors Declare There Will IJe No Trouble Evacuation Day. Havana, Jan. 2.—The New York Tribune's correspondent cables: The city is quiet and the news from Washington that the administration approved of Gen. Ludlow's letter to the Junta Patriotica has had a tranquilizing effect. The promise of a celebration at some future period, when the American authorities would take part, helped to reconcile the Cubans to the decision. Friday morning, in the insurgent camps outside of the city, much hot talk was indulged in by the younger officers, but they, cooled off during the day. The Cuban commanders declare that there will be no trouble from insurgents trying to enter Havana, and they seem able to keep their promise. The feeling of disappointment among the Cubans is undeniable, but they are controlling themselves better than was expected. The suggestion that the celebration should be held in February, on the fourth anniversary of the beginning of the revolution, has been accepted as salve for present soreness, and it will give an- outlet for sentiments now restrained. Spirited Away from Mob. Jeffersonville, Ind., Jan. 2.—Dr. Ephrai.u E. Gray, who murdered Mrs. Lizzie Skinner at Bloomfleld, Ind., Thursday by stabbing her with a surgical knife, after which he deliberately cut her throat, was brought to the reformatory Friday morning at 7 o'clock by Sheriff Dobbins of Green county. The prisoner was spirited away during the night, as a mob had already begun to form to hang him. Dervlshas Aenln Defeated. Cairo, Jan. 2,—Information has reached here that the Anglo-Egyptian troops under command of Col. Lewis have defeated the dervishes, under Emir Fedil. Col. Lewis has been pursuing Fedil and his followers, who comprise the remnants of the dervish army, up the Blue Nile, ever since the defeat and rout of the Khalifa at Om- durman. It is believed that Fedil's defeat is the flnal stroke. Discontent la South Africa. Cape Town, Jan. 2.—The correspondent of the Caps Times at Johannesburg telegraphs that signs arc fast multiplying that the feeling of the Uitlanders has been once more aroused to assertion of their claims to justice at the hands of the Boer government. The feeling of discontent, the dispatch says, is now verging upon the breaking point. Frauee Got* Shanghai •Land. Shanghai, Jan. 2.—It i s officially stated that the government has acceded to the demand for an extension of the exclusive French settlement here despite the protest of Sir Claude Macdonald, the British minister. fa Honor Lincoln's mother, Pes Moines, Iowa, Jan. 2.—Funds to go toward the erection of a monument to the memory of Abraham Lincoln's •mother will be collected from veterans of the Second Iowa brigade by H. V. Ankey O f tfcif* city! RULE FOR FILIPINOS* •Proclamation Pnt Forth by MeKinley. WASHINGTON, Jan. 2.—President 1 , Kinlev's proclamation setting forth the conditions under which the United States takes possession of the Philip, pines was cabled to General Otis for promulp-ation. This was done several days ago, and it is assumed that Gerii eral Otis has already published it and taken steps to give it the widest possible circulation throughout the islands. The proclamation is about 2,000 <\*ords in length, and was cabled to Manila a.t an expense of $1.000. It is modeled on the one issued by General Shafter at Santiago when this government took possession of that city and province, biit has been much amplified. Home rule, unaer the supreme direction of the United States, is the proclamation to be given to the Filipinos in the fullest sense. It promises that they will be accorded a voice in the local government, and that the Filipinos shall be eligible to official positions. .They will be given a fair judiciary, freedom of speech and of the press. The proclamation shows that the military occupation of the islands is not for the purpose of making war upon the inhabitants nor upon any party or faction among them., but to protect them in their homes, in their employments and in their personal and religious rights. The manner of the treatment of the property and the collection and administration of the revenues in accordance with tha open door policy set forth in the treaty, is fully and plainly stated. MILWAUKEE BUYS D. M., N. & W. Tho Hubbells Sell Ont Their lute-rent In the Iowa Koad. DES MOINKS, Jan. 1.—F. M. Hubbell & Son have sold their entire interest in the Des Moines Northern. & Western railroad to the Chicago, Milwaukee «&. St. Paul company. For the past live years Messrs. Hubbell & Son have not owned the controlling interest in the capital stock of the Des Moines Northern Company, but have controlled its management entirely, and have made the property what is is. F. M. Hubbell has been the president and F. C. Hubbell has been a director and also vice-president and general superintendent. There have been announcements before of the sale of the property, but all have been erroneous. The sale was made on the 30th in the| city of New York by F., M. Hubbcll, The capital stock of the company nasj been something over $3,000,000. The property consists of the Fonda .line, 114 miles in length; the Boone line, 42 miles in length, and the usual railroad equipment. Tho road has been grow-l ing rapidly and the country along the line has been generally improving, making a fine railroad property, indeed. MORRILL FUNERAL. Impressive Services in the Senate Over| Remains of Veteran Statesman. WASHINGTON, Jan. 1.—Funeral ser-l vices over the late Justin S. Morrill. of| Vermont, were hold in the senate chamber Saturday at noon. They! were conducted with impressive dig-l hity in thopresencc of a distinguished! assemblage, including the president,! vice-president, members of the eabi-f net, justices of the supreme court.] senators, representatives, .speaker of the house, and representatives of thel army and navy and diplomatic corps,! as well as a concourse of private citi-l Kens, who took this means of testify-! ing the affectionate regard in which! Senator Morrill was "universally held.I Early in the day the remains were! borne from the family residence to thel capitol. There were no services atf the house ami the funeral cortege tol the capitol wore simple and formal.J Arriving there the casket was carried direct to the senate chamber and del posited in the semi-circle area, immedl iately in front of the president's deskj STATE BOARD IS ALARIV1ED. Removal of IIIHUIIO Patients Attract! Attention. DKS MOINES, Jan. 3.--"If thepresenj method of taking patients from tlul state hospitals for the insane con| tinues," said Hon. John Cowhie, of the board of control, "the hospital for the insane at Cherokee will never receivJ a patient, and the state might as well sell it for a skating rink or a private sanitarium." The statement was as a matter of illustration, and not upon the theory that he believed in! doing anything of the kind. He ex-l plained the situation by declaring thatl if the present movement, inaugurated! by the boards of supervisors, in order-1 ing patients from the .state to thel county hospitals continued there would! be nothing left for the state to care! for except the incurables who are tool dangerous to be taken away. AtMt.F Pleasant already there are three wards! empty, caused by tho exodus fostered! by the county boards, it is the first! time tha.tsuch u condition has existed! in the history of the institution, a ml I it is evident that the movement growing in momentum every day. Anglo-American Syndicate ID Chim». LONDON, Jan. l.—The Shanghai W'l respondent of the Daily Mail saysj "The terms of the final contract respecting the concession to the AngjM American syndicate of mining anc) railway privileges in the province of Sze-Chuen have been agreed upon ip are now being 1 signed. Sae-Chuow - r undoubtedly the richest as well as ttv? largest province in China,. Ur~* Britain end v l»e United States get. greater portion, the Chinese an,rt pt '

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