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THE NEWS IN IOWA TO WRECK "Q" TfiAlW 9m* *i*a «** SMaer M*rr*r. i i AI • <!Mi ' *r(?C» *3R, •"•"•" to wreck tfc« tr* 5 a 3fa 2. at a poiai near Murray. While the train wa* maning at 8fty raHe* at» boar down bfll the front wheels of the engine left tbe rail*, and the train ran tlins tor ©99 yard* before it eonld tee stopped, OB going baek to the paint of tbe accident It *** fowod tbat all tbe sp:ke* in one tmil bad been removed, the tools with which they bad been orawa being found on the spot. Fortnoately tbe engine tracks alone left tbe traek. Tbe train is one of the heaviest and fastest rnn on tbe Borlingrton and was crowded with passengers. Tbsewape from a frightful calamity is considered, » miracle. Tbe object of tbe attempted wrecking i* suppose! to have been robbery, as the train carried a costly burden of holiday packages, including cash gift* id the registered mail, jewelry, etc. Ko cine to tbe perpetrators has yet been secured. "STUB" WILSON'S WILL. SANTA IN A BLAZE. *wr tfc* *t Dee. SS.—Daring tbe exercise* of a Cbrfetosfts tree at tbe pob- lie school building tbe paraphernalia of tbe boy wbo was playing tise part of Safta Oaas caught fire, asd before tbe flames were eirtingraisfaed tbe boy was badly but not fatally burned, A stampede of tbe sereral hundred school children followed, which was qaelled by tbe presence of mind of several citizens wbo were in attendance. Tbe eott oa about tbe bead and bands of tbe boy casght fire as be was distributing presents, and tbe extent of bis in juries is not now definitely known. He is tbe son of C. Hendriek- son, a prominent merchant, and his mother, who oecnpied a seat near tbe stage, fainted several times and her condition is thought qoite critical KIME LET OFF EASV. ALL OVER THE WORLD GERMANY'S LAND CRAB, S*. St. Floe of Oto Valet Will Cont««t the Will for Pay for Hmrlc**. Kiovx Cirr, Dec. 24.—An interesting will contest Is developing in Sionx City. Joseph ThirkSeld will sne the estate of the late "Stub" Wilson to re- eorer the value of his services for the last twenty years ' for the notorious gambler who died here a few days ago and left about 850,000 in money and property. Some of the estate will go to the Hamaritan hospital tinder the provisions of the wilL Novr Thirkield claims he has been the servant and body valet of Wilson all these years without any pay and he will go into court in the effort to get part of the estate. The property, besides that going to the hospital, is left to Wil- aon's common law wife and his nieces In Pennsylvania. Wilson's great v/i*h was that his past v/«ul/l die with him, but all will be revealed in the event of a contefct. Bat *2S Imposed Against Rim by Judge Woolion. MOIJEEJ, Dee 24.—Dr. J. W. Krae, editor of the Iowa Medical Journal, who was found gnilty on second indictment of sending obscene matter through the mails, was given but a nominal fine, $25, in federal court by Judge Woolson. The sentence was an entire surprise, and the prosecution was almost dumfonnded. Dr. Kime was convicted of violation of the postal laws. Ail along he has contended that his publication of a formula appearing on the board of the medical department of Drake university was for the sole purpose of teaching a lesson and, that it was not intended for any but professional eyes. HOOVER SENTENCED. FARMERS TAKE THE "NEWS." the Tb» Dollar I>ally PJ«uMr» <-rjlItirUt«. Dws Moisws, Dee. 21. — Thousands of farmers hfive bew/me snt/scribcrs of the De* Moine* Daily News since it reduced its price to 81 a year. They thns secure daily telegraphic markets. Farmers in neighborhoods remote from poKtofBees club together and take turns in going for their daily paper, fr Kurd for 8QO.OOO. KBOKUK, Dec. S3. — Thomas Dolan has brought Huit for $50,000 against J. C. Hubinger, the millionaire starch manufacturer of Kuokuk. In addition to his other Sntert-hts Ilubfnjrer owns the Keokuk electric street railway. Borne time ago a motorman, it is alleged, threw a rock at Dolan, which injured the Bight of one eye. The motorman did it, 'Dolan claims, wliilu in the line of duty as an employe of the street car company. In Guilty. DKH MOINKH, Dec, 24.—John Calhim, a wholesale liquor dealer of Hock Island, 111., entered, in tlio federal court, a plea of guilty to the charge of Belling liquor in Iowa without a government stamp. C'allum was aeciiKcd of sending liquor Into the htate by ox- prehh, casti on delivery, and. in this ca»<s one OriggK, the Adarnn Kxprcss agent ut Corning, Iowa, was charged with iihhihlhif,' Callurn by collecting the money. L«d Get* One Tear to Jail and C40O Fine for ConnterfeltinK. DKS MOIKEB, Dec. 24.—LeEoy C. Hoover, convicted of connterfeiting, xvas sentenced in the federal court to one year in the Poweshiek county jail and pay a fine of S400. Hoo'ver is 17 years of age. I'ootleggers were sentenced as follows: Thomas .Mack, four months in Polk county jail and a fine of 8250; W. D. Mark ley and Ralph Palmer, two months in Polk county jail and fines of §200, suspended upon paj'nient of tax and penalty. B«cov«ni 80.0OO Uarnaffen. FOKT UOIJOK. D«--c. 23.—A hotly contested law huit, brought by Claud Wai- rod, of liarnum, against Webster county, for 820,000 for damages resulting from a fall from a bridge last fipring, terminated at Clarion, Wright county, whither it had been taken by the plaintiff, by tbe jury allowing Walrod 80,000. Walrod Mistained permanent injuries by bis fall, which happened through bis team getting frightened while crossing the bridge at night and jumping through the side railing. The case lias caused much interest, on account of testing the responsibility of the county in such matters. ISold Robb«ry at C«;nt«rv!lle. CKXTKHVII.T.K, Dec. 25.—The home of C. It. Wooden, president of the Centerville Street Railway company, and one of the wealthiest men in Centerville, was robbed by a bold negro desperado. No one was at borne but Mrs. Wooden and she was compelled to give over her valuables at the point of a revolver. The robber escaped after threatening to kill Mrs. Wooden if sbe pave any alarm. , IOWA C;ONI>KNSKIJ. Dec. 2»X Lloyd steamer Darmstadt, bating on board half tbe number of volt nteers bound for China and an immense amottnt of war material, left berS for tbe east. Tbe steamer Crefeld will follow in a fortnight with tbe rest of tbe volunteers and more war material. BEELJIT, Dec. 23. The Cologne Gazette bas embarrassed the government by declaring tbat the other powers would soon follow tbe example of Germany and fiossia, now tbat tbe partition of China has actually commenced. Other papers have expressed opinions in a siciilar vein. Tbe fiord Deutsche Allegem«"ine Zeitnng hastened to issue a denial of these assumptions, declaring that they were not warranted by the facts. LOJTDOJT, Dec. 23.—A German-Chinese combination has been arranged, according to tbe Daily Mail, to settle the boundaries of the occupied district at Kiao Chan, and it is evident, therefore, that the occupation will be permanent. The same dispatch says it is rumored in Shanghai that the British intend to occupy Talien-Wam A large Russian force is coming overland from Siberia, it is said. It is reported there that Russia has offered China a loan to pay off the indemnity of the war with Japan. It is believed that Japan and England are acting in concert to preserve China from disintegration, favoring the idea of a protectorate over central China, with a capital at Nanking. PKKIX, Dec. 23.—The situation at Kioa-Chau bay is unchanged. Germany remains unyielding. The Chinese councils are«divided as to whether it will be peace or war with Germany. China regards Russia as her only friend and asks her advice alone. The British influence is nothing, having suffered greatly through the failure of the loan negotiations. China is now negotiating a loan with Russia. The latter demands the dismissal of British railroad engineers in north China. It will probably be conceded. German drill instructors will be dismissed at tbe expiration of their contracts to be replaced by Russians. The Russian officers are already appointed to drill the armies in North China. WOUCOTT AND CHANDLER MAD 54. apoa tire reassembling Senator Lo3ire. of Massachusetts, So s*<rare . t* tfc* Critfefeins of th* r«d«r*tSd* Dee, 24.—Secretary Gare has written to .President Gonipers, of the Federation of Labor, in regard to the resolutions adopted authority for Jbe purchase o* s;ands of St. Thorns* an-3 St. which are in the We** Indi« ^ and belong to Denmark. A year'ago the senate parsed a resoltstSon requesting tbe stale department to ascertain whether the islands were in tbe market, at what figure they were held, and whether any oJber country was after them. The reply which was received has not been made public in Us entirety, but it is known that tbe Danish government iniirosied that the there ! isi$r ia watch Gage's currency bill Was I denounced as "an undisguised effort I to retire oar greenback currency and I all E*>Ternment paper money, with a | riew to the substitution of national | bank notes in their stead, and thus fasten the national bank system for I years upon the American people." In t his letter Secretary Gage says: "If i in*'.«ad of denunciatory resolutions, ( which are not argument, you or any I see on your behalf will show tbat the ' views I entertain and advocate are ! other than salutary to the great bodv of which we are all islands were for sale, and that had been preliminary negotiations to j economic that end with two Eoropeau govern- independent members, I will abandon ments. The*e are supi>osed to be ! them without hesitation. My present The Se- j conviction, the honest fru.t of sincere the two ! stndr and reflection, is that a break down in our present money standard Great Britain and Germany, nre asked by Denmark for islands bas not been made public. Tbe text of the reply has been trans- j would be a most disastrous blow to mitted bv the state department to the { all our commercial and senate committee on foreign relations. | interests, and that upon but for diplomatic reasons it has been \ held for the present as confidential, j Senator Lodge is sanguine of secnr- i ing an appropriation that will enable j be transferred to the ' industrial the wage workers, as a class, would be entailed the most serious effects of the disaster." GEORGE'S RUINOUS BLUFF. the islands to jurisdiction of the stars and stripes. PHILADELPHIA SANKS FAIL. Krpated Strong Go to the coal (Vml FJml In n, Dee. K.'i.—The which has bu<;n taken from the now coal mines on tbe Linsford farm near fiavaiiriul), m tbe bouthern part of AppaiiooKO county, lias been tested and found to bo of the best quality. The vein ifl about seven feet thick and from appcaracces the supply seems to be iucxhuiiBtiblo. They have had several very fluttering offers for the loud on which it is situated. Kuvuk'B Future. VJNTON, Dec, U7. — Frank Novak, convicted of tbe murder of Kdwurd Murray and Bcotonced to prUon for life, beun released on bail, pending tin; court decision on bis writ for a now trial. It Is stated that Novak wilj ! r^ti)ru to Wulford, tbe scene of l)|a ^Ufged crime, nud bu(rin to rebuild his extensive business interests, which liuvo ponu to ruin since the time of the trujfudy last February. Hunker Htutgln If It«covor)ng, OW/WKIN, Dec. Si— H. 0, Sturgjs, president of the dofunct Citizens' }iiinU of Oolwuiu, wl.o. attempted filicide- by shooting, will recover. The uffalrs of the bunlc are wild to be in very bud sbapp, The assets are reported us being 1 practically nothing 1 , wh}la the liabilities will go above |35,()OQ. CouutvrfcHtr Gliuu a CUimce, Pec. 28.*^-Artlnu- Jacobs, of counterfeiting 1 , \vus seu- wooed to two yeurs in the Auuuiosa jMjpjtentiur.v. Owing to the fact that had a previous pood record and pn 'ieu of his attorney und, his aged mother the sentepce was \?v Judge Sun, Dee. gL^-Fire started. the Stpre building 'of Qeorg-p CUR Mr. Bayer, wbo hns been the practical member of the Cownie-Bayer Co., has withdrawn from that firm and will in the future conduct the business himself under tbe old name of tbe Buyer Tanning Co., Des Moini's, In. This company tans hides and a I BO buys all kinds of hides and furs.' Mrs. Christine. Buhrens, of Davenport, convicted recently of the murder of her husband, WHS sentenced by .'Judge Waterman to imprisonment for life. A'motion for a now trial was overruled, us was a motion for an nrrest of judgment. Mrs. Bcbrens was taken to the penitentiary at Anamosa. Henry Langvvorth, tbo principal witness in her defense, waived examination and was bound over to the grand jury on a charge of perjury. Clear Lake dispatch: J. O. Lindon, buyer, feeder and shipper of stock, is a loser by $1,000 to 81,500 from tbo deprivations of dogs. Ho bought nearly 3,000 sheep in the Dukotas and Montana last fall and has been feeding them at bis yards just on tbo outskirts of town. They are now in fine condition and almost ready to market. A few nights ago dogs got into one of the pens containing over 500 Jambs and killed about fifty of them, wounding 300 more. The balance buffered considerably from shrinkage, making the entire loss to Mr. Lindon almost $1,500. Under the new code he cannot recover damages from the county for loss of domestic animals by dogs, so he will be a loser for tlie entire amp tint. A probable double murder occurred at the Httlo inland village of Pek.in. in the northwest conker of Jeffi»rcou county, llojner Daniels and Jack Davis, two young farmers, attended a dunco at Fekin. While John Tally was calling a/ tquax-e dunce tbe three wen began quarreling over a mjbtukp in the calling. Ptioiels and D^vjs at- talked Tally, it is said, and i» self* defense the latter drevv ft'kjplfe und They Criticize G*KK'H Gold Standard Currency lilll. WASHINGTON, Dec. 23.—There is an excellent prospect for a triangular misunderstanding between President McKinley, Secretary Gage and Senator Wolcott, of Colorado, prowing out of the belief of the latter gentleman that he is being trifled with. The Colorado senator, though an ardent silver man, took bis politital life in his hands and supported the republican ticket last year. AVhen be was made chairman of the bimetallic commission he was made chairman of the bimetallic commission, he accepted the post with enthusiasm, under the belief that an international agreement was possible, lie was particularly well pleased with President McKinley's reference in his message to tlie prospects of international bimetallism. Hence the Colorado man was bitterly mortified when Secretary Gage appeared before the banking and currency committee and announced bluntly and honestly that 'one of the objects of his bill was to commit the country more firmly to the single gold standard. Tins Senator Wolcott biis construed as a personal affront and now threatens to resign from tbe commission and from the senate unless McJCinley calls Gage down. Senator Wm. E. Chandler has also issued a signal criticism of the Gage bill, in which he says that "if Secretary Gage continues to press upon congress a bill, the object of -which, be says, is first, to commit the country more thoroughly to the gold standard, and tbe immediate effect of which is to throw doubt upon tbe sincerity of the president's declarations in favor of continued efforts to secure bimetallism, a political turmoil will arise in congress, which will split the now united republicans into fragments, while it will unite and consolidate the now incongruous opposition," CHICAGO STREET PANIC. Instltntloni Wall. PHILADELPHIA. Dec. 2t—A sensation rras created by the announcement of the suspension of the Cbestnnt Street National bank, regarded as one of the strongest financial institutions in the city. The suspension carried with it the closing of the Chestnut Street Trust and Savings Fond Co., doing business under the state banking laws. Wm. M. Sincrerly, publisher of the Philadelphia Record, is president of both companies, and the same men, with one exception, act as officers and directors. The deposits of the bank amounted to over 52,000,000, while tho«=e of the trust company were over a million. It was found by the bank examiner that the reserve was below tbe legal requirements and action was taken to close them. It is stated •positively that both, concerns will pay dollar for dollar. TWO SPANIARDS HUNG. Commlnsioner» to Negotiate Peace Met, •With Ruiz' Fate. HAVANA, Dec. ?.?.—La Lucha has published a document, claimed to have been authorized by United States Consul General Lee, saying that Lieutenant Colonel Ruiz was executed because he proposed peace in contravention of a decree issued by General Gomez. Reports from Pinar del Rio to the authorities in Havana say tbat two commissioners sent to propose peace with autonomy to the insurgents in that province have been banged in conformity with the decree of General -Goirez. Attempt to Torce a Kojal Marriage Can«e» the Greek War, London dispatch: Henry Labou- j ehere is the author of a sensational article in Truth, the authority for which is a well-known foreign diplomat The article says: "Greece was involved in the war with Turkey owing to the endeavor of King George to bluff tbe czar into hurrying the marriage of Princess Maria. The czar declined to interfere, and King George, knowing that Russia was most desirous that there should be no disturbances in tbe south of Europe, played with the war party until it got bevond bis control. The czar then warned King George that the Turks would occupy Athens and that his dynasty would cease to reign. King Georjre finally entered into an arrangement with R-ussia, the latter promising the Turks should not go beyond Thessaly, provided no real stand was made against tbem, that the Greek forces in Epirus would not seriously operate against Janina and that tbe Greek fleet would remain inactive. All these arrangements were carried out, the crown prince. Prince George anc Colonel Vasso all having secret orders from the king." The Daily Chronicle, which continues to champion the cause of the Greek royal family, pro fesses to know that tbe story is un true, but it is generally believed. HANNA'S a,. tt»t fit* wra £« th* 8«**t«. CoLtrirets, O., Dec. 25.—The Journal prints a story that th« licans,-led'by-''Efon, Charles opposition to the re-election of Senate* Banna, bare promised to support tfm silver as the price of ibe defeat *t Senator Banna, This informatidi. the Journal states, comes from s n»i who claims that Banna will be &* feated. The Journal says: "Con*' ferences are being held in various parts of the state by democrat* Wn o have gathered at the direction of McLean and the free silver leaders to plan for bringing pressure to bear •upon democratic members of thelegfe. laturo to vote for Governor Bnshnell, and the argument which was used in these conferences to convince the doubting and bring conviction to the hesitating one is that Bnshnell has surrendered to the Bryanite idea ol finances and will vote with the free silver men in the United States senate if elected." SMALLEY'S SENSATION. Bankruptcy Bill Will Pass, WASHINGTON, Dec. 24.—There is a very favorable oiltlook for the passage of the bankruptcy bill, and even the opponents of the measure concede that it will pass both bouses. The majority of tbe democrats of tbe house iu all probability will vote against it. They feel its involuntary features will allow the creditor class of the east to oppress the poor in the west, when the latter are least able to be borne down upon, wbile tbe voluntary phase . will encourage dishonesty. Tbe opposition, however, hits feltit useless to organize to defeat tlie measure, and will simply put themselves on record. JSKKVITIKS. MISS HERBERT SUICIDES. both dead and in tbp f neOk. 3avi8 is /atelly to Kxpioslou of Natural Gad Injures Twenty Three Pomona, CHICAGO, Dec, 24.—Fire broke out in the basement of a five-story building at 105 Madison street. The blaz« was insignificant at first, and a crowd of people gathered on the sidewalk in front of the building to wateh the work of the firemen. About ope dozen policemen were engaged in pushing back the throng, when a terrific explosion of natural gas took place. The building was baaly wrecked; the windows, window gratings, eide*walk lights and roan-bole covers were hurled into tbe air and fell among the crowd, Dozens of persons were thrown from their feet and twenty- three were injured, only one of them being, however, seriously hurt. A house in Lempster, N. H., Is now •without a tenant for the first time in 120 years, A pastor in Indiana recently startled, his congregation by the following announcement: "Remember our quarter' ly meeting 1 next Sunday, The L,ord will be with us duripg the morning service and the presiding elder in the evening 1 .." *'Qne gt the meanest *nen I ever Hn.ew," sa,id the oldest loafer, u wa§ » pa#'over ».ew jPun,kinvUJe who wsed tp go Jn lor veKett»viftftiW3? every win* Virginia is considering tbe re-establishment of the whipping post. A dispatch from Madrid says the government has received from the legation at Washington reassuring information, which leads to tiie belief that the American government expects to command a sufficient majority in the house of representatives to check all military motions until the summer recess, thus securing Spain twelve months' respite. Governor Leedy, 0f Kansas, makes tbe announcement that be will present a scheme to the Nebraska irrigation convention wbich, if carried out, will cause tbe arid plains to blossom us tbe rose, A 1,700-mile canal from Montana to Texas is the startling proposition to be formally made by Governor Leedy to the coming irrigation congress. The purpose of the canal would be to divert the flood of waters of tbe Missouri and Mississippi valleys, impound them and let tbem down when wanted, The canal would tap the Mississippi river at Milk River, in Montana, and empty into Red river, in Texas, The governor maintains incidentally that the cost would, be only a trifle of ?360,000,000, but be believes that this sum could he easily obtained from the multi-millionaires by imposing an income tax on the rich, Chicago dispatch: Washington Hesing, proprietor of the Staats Zeitung and ex-postmaster ot Chicago, is dead. Mr. Hesing had been ill with » cold for several days, but was down town on business Saturday, lie returned to his home at 3 o'clock, His wife was shopping. A servant saw him sitting on » lounge and thought him asleep soon afterward, but later he wag discovered unco»8olous, aad it was apparent that lui was strlpUim at returned of the ex-Sccretiiry of the Navy Takes H«r Own Life. WASHINGTON, D. C., Dec. 22.—Miss Lelia Herbert, daughter, of ex-Secretary of the Navy Herbert, of Alabama, died yesterday morning as a result of a fall from the third story of her home on New Hampshire avenue, in tbe most fashionable part of the city. Last summer Miss Herbert met with an accident, from which she had not recovered. Her nilment produced melancbolia, and suicidal tendencies developed. Although close watch was was kept, she jumped from the window to the pavement below, resulting as above stated. AN EXPLANATION ASKED. Tories Fire Upon a Turkish Gunboat leaving Ambracia. ATHENS, Dec. 27.—As the Greek gunboat Actium was leaving tbe Gulf of Ambracia a shot was firerl at her by the Turks at Fort Prevesa. The Actium and several other gunboats wbich were following her were obliged to return to their anchorage. The trovernment has wired instructions to Prince Mavroceordato, tbe Greek minister at Constantinople, to asji the Turkish government for a friendly explanation of the incident. IOWA PATENT OFFICE REPORT. Wwm nh <«CT?«4 DKS MOINKS, Dec. 24.—In view of tbe fact that the rules of practice 7 and 8 are violated in the United States patent office by sending misleading comrmmications direct to applicnnts for patents who have not paid the tiling fees, a public explanation seems necessary. In said communications occurs the following: "Your attorney has been advised of the noii-pavment of this fee, but has made no response. Until the fee is paid tbe application is incomplete and no action whatever can be taken." In personal conversation with Acting Commissioner Greeley last September we made complaint of such official action and he replied he was not aware they were doing so. Evidently some subordinate is doing this and tbe chief in command allows it to go on even after our complaint. 4 In all applications filed befor& January 1, 18U8, the law allows applicants to pay the filing fee any time at their convenience within two years from the elate their petitions, specifications and drawings were filed. Alter January 1, 1898, the time is reduced to one year. Valuable information about obtaining, valuing and selling patents sent free to any address. THOMAS G, ORWIG, Solicitor of Patents. A Cleveland man ys his wife sat on him, therefore be wants a divorce. Some men think that what is pleasant before marriage becomes a crime after thp knot is tied. _What the superior man seeks is in himsel*; what the small man seeks is in others.—Confucius. On the Yukop, at a distance of; from, 700 to 800 miles from the sea, ttiere are many points wheje the vivep ig twenty miles wide. It is said that tho archbishop of Canterbury ftd.vis.es b4$ London Times Correspondent Haket • Peculiar Statement. NEW YORK. Dec. 23.— At the seven* teenth annual dinner of the New England Society of the city of Brook* lyn, George W. Smalley, correspondent of the London Times, caused a sen* sation. He declared that the continental powers had come to think of the United States as a menace to the peace of the world, instancing its attitude on Venezuela, Turkey in coh« nection with Armenia, Turkey's war with Greece, Hawaii, and Spain's war iu Cuba. He said that there is certain to be a combination to oppose any action that the United States government might attempt, and it might be well for the United States to get as close to England as possible. Senator Hawley said tbat he was sorry Mr. Smailey had so misunderstood his own country. _ Bogus Itatter Must be Pink. ST. PAUL, Dec. 23. — Judge Lochren has decided tbat tbe Minnesota "pink law," providing that all oleomargarine or butterine offered for sale in this state must be colored a bright pink, is constitutional. In 1895 the inspectors of tbe dairy and food department seized a car load, of oleomargarine from Armour & Co. at Duluth. The inspectors did not obtain warrants from the court. The Armour people replevined.tbe oleomargarine and the result was a suit, which finally found its way into the United States court. The state supreme court bad previously held tbe "pink law" to be constitutional, and Judge Lochren sustained the opinion. _ Texas Cuttle Killed. ST. Lons, Dec. 24. — Tbe sleet storm tbat has prevailed for three days in Texas has proved disastrous to stock interests in tbe west and northwest portions of the state. Pieports from two hundred miles west and north of Ft. Worth state tbat tbe death rate among cattle is unprecedented, the fatal! ty being pronounced among the recent importaions from Mexico and the cattle being taken from the big plains country from Louisiana. In some localities 25 per cent of the Mexican cattle have died already, Each Cell Has a Mlpcl of His Own. WASHINGTON, Dee. 23.— Dr. Elmer Gates is pursuing unique researches in a new field of medicine, which, if successful, will revolutionize the whole theory and practice of medicine. Dr, Gates' idea is that eaeb cell of the human system has a distinct mind of its own. The first experiment, made with an amoeba, tbe lowest form of life, conclusively demonstrates that the animal could think. Dr. Gates will now take human, cells and experiment with them. Argentina Doesn't Retaliate, BUENOS AYIIKS, Dec. 24.— The chamber of deputies bas rejected the retaliatory tariff against tbe United States, which was substituted by the finance committee, but voted to reduce J> he tariff on petroleum 3 ceutauos, gold, The declaration was made in the chamber that tbe tariff sbould not^ be _ hostile to imports from tlie United States and that there is no reason for a tariff war. Will Cost Spain Denrly. MADRID, Dec. 23.— General Weyler, in an interview, is cpoted as declaring that there is no hope of tbe success of autonomy, adding tbat no insurgent will submit except tbe Marquis of Santa Lucia and another chief, and asserting tbat tbo insurrection would continue. Tlie general is also qua ten as saying that if tbe Spanish government persists in autonomy, Spam would lose Cuba in a few months. Earthquakes In Asia Minor. CONSTAKTINOPI.K, Dec. 24.— A number of earthquakes, increasing in intensity, have occurred around Smyrna, Asia- Minor. Already considerable dauiage has been done, and some persons have been killed and many injured. Smyrna at the last census had a population of nearly 170,000. __ Ulysses S. Grant is a grain weigher at Kansas City. The death has lust occurred at 1m* ford, England, of Mr. Joshua rnp, said to bo the oldest preacher in the kingdom. JJe .on March 19, 1799, and pl'e»< 1830 until July last. Gullible fanners of Allen have been buncoed Vy a went through the country an enormous, ear of epyn he sold choice kernels »fe ifhid'i; \jfai Tha [*£ ?W

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