Lemars Semi Weekly Post, December 29, 1899

Lemars Semi Weekly Post

December 29, 1899

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LeMars Semi-Weekly Post (Newspaper) - December 29, 1899, Lemars, Iowa PublisUecl Every Tuesday unci Friday. VOLUME VII. GIRDLES THE GLOBE IS WHAT OUR NEWS 6UM-MARY DOES. Se- ROBBERS GET $12,000 PROMINENT STOCKMAN HELD UP IN COLORADO HOTEL. His Coat and Vest, which Contained Most of the' Moesy, Aro Torn from His Body-No Trace Found of tho Highwaymen. . Walsenberg, Colo.: W. J. Milsap, a prominent stockman, was seized by two men when about to enter Ills hotel Dec. 28  anil lobbed of $12,000. The money was mostly in Ills coat Mid vest pockets. These L garments were torn from him. No trace �' of the criminals has been found. Milsap was on bis way to Moxlco to buy cattle. IOWANS GO TO TEXAS. Innuendo Tract of Illce Limit cured by n (Syndicate. Houston, Tex.: An Iowa syndicate, headed by O. 15. Hunt and A. II." MuVey, lias secured an option on 10.121 acres or rice land in Jefferson (,'ouuly fur which they have, agreed to pay $l>So,(inti. The same parlies also secured a ninety-day option on another tract, which makes tho total transaction amount to the purchase of lt,2t'tl acres, to cost, them $^r>,uhu. The gentle-nten are acting as trustees for :i syndicate now being organized in Iowa to go into the rice business on a large scale. This syndicate is projected w ith a paid up enpi-at of $50Q,mn, and in addition to raising rice tlie land is to le cleaned and drained lor farms. The plan has progressed so (ar that the tnis'.ees say the options or. the bind were necessary to completion ot the organization. Farmer* from Iowa are to he brought to Texas to do the wctk and they will he stockholders. I'cr-lilied cheeks have been deposited Tor �> per cent, of the purchase money. EQUAL _RICHTS^^O^^L^AND^^ECIAL~PRIVILECES TO NONE. UOIAI.S. TOWA. FIJI DAY, DECEMBER 21). 1890. NUMBER 4. TO BE GOOD TO SPAIN. Cabinet Decides to Cnumruo Treaty lit Mont Liberal Terms. Washington: The cabinet on the 2Hth inst. decided to construe ill a most liberal waj that portion of the treaty with Spain regarding the return o[ Spanish soldiers and prisoners of war. liy the terms of the treaty the United States agreed to transport all such from compi'-io1. territory to Spain. The quc-iimi whether the terms of is Spanish prisoners m the Philippine insurgents, now j hcinn liberated, has been the subj. Col icsponilonee hi'tween (Mis and Spanish representatives at Manila, The cahiuet decide I to guage of the treaty envore 1 but their luuiiiics and all S otlicers and families. Al home at the, expense ,[ Hn> WHEN ONE GOES DOWN THE OTHER QOES UP. the treaty hands of the NO DEMAND MADE. Stnto Dept. Not Disturbed by nrlt-ish Seizure. Washington: Equanimity in tho state department is not at all disturbed over the significance attaolied in legal and mercantile circles to tho stopping by British warships of British and Dutch merchant vessels bound for Delagoa Hay with cargoes exported from tho United States. Officials express confidence that, tho ISrit-isli government will make full reparation for any act committed by its naval agents If it turns out to have been illegal or unjustified, and thoy profess the profound conviction that Englishmen are not taking any hazardous chances just at present of antagonizing any considerable popular .element In America. CHARLES E. PIKE IS DEAD. V/OMAN HANGED. Murder Hildc Blake executed for |.| lie Asiatic iju-ii i.i' ol tic . !l'..'n Matiil; lilting iicw.s icing in the e, I lie STRIKERS Fnostin �folell picas .�( sua! ,|,. �a oi' U oi I iih Decision as to Kiglit Striking Workmen. Ohio: ,hi.|tfe Morn-, in . onil. on lie,-. -V rendered �Ice,si.,n a- to the ne men. The memoe,s el-' t'liMii -in.:: at ,t Foil. Mill'' on w a-ilccin j. : aid Hi .',1 place e Wo u i a i:: I.K Of of the tl. A 'straining tin works and ac-�iiipluyc- w he n piiii- I lodges - ! the l'otusal linn credit . | No stahiic I......i., aid the li,ml.1 of llosion h; .a I nl nd. Mrs. Hammond is now a travel-Mug sali'swonion for a Chicago wholesale '. house. She left tho baby hero. I 200,000 IRISHMEN READY. j IT. B. McVeigh of Dublin Talks ot j tho l'onlan Movement. j WiiEF.i.ixo, W. Va.: A secret meeting j of Irishmen was held hero Dec. 28 in the j ' Interest of tho Fenian niovoment and the | Doer cause in South Afrioa. T. E. Mc- | Velgh of Dublin, who is a candidate for I Michael Duvitt's seat in parliament, and ' , who has been in tho city a week working upIho meeting, mado tho principal address. In an interviow ho confirmed the report that a Fenian niovoiiiont was on foot, and said there were 200,000 Irishmen |"ieady to stiilco a blow at England at any I opportunity. POPE MAY URGE PEACE. One lliiiidri ! Con j Wa-hinutou | nf ll.e Maine, j die b:iltleslii| I -pecial train Dec. '; I mill'd of hollol j hoche- were coa'.. � here traiisfei i".| i cemetery. 'I h" i llpen lloSpilal tell 1 unit l-'if'ty-l liii' Hollies illicit to Martb. The remains of sailors lii'oui'hl lioin Havana hi Texas, arrived hero by �c. '.7 and nolo escorted hy i the Texas. The o lhcsslyu tunl tioin aa�iijiJh8ttanooga, Tonn: Samuel Mills, " ^l|�tor for an Installment house, at-;(f.Wploa on Deo. 28 to seize tho furniture ill the house of Mary Stenaule, colored, 'for&simiil debt. Tho woman attempted �toproveiit it, and lit tlie struggle, that en- j I �HC4 Mills shot tho woman and her little sou | T daughter, all seriously It Is thought j |tho boy is dying, llis wound being inside. | |MIIU has beeu arrested. 1'iRdlcts Bis Gold Output. St.I'aul: Col. Evans, second in com-||o�nd of tho next Canadian contingent to JBouth Africa, has just returned to Winni-|;P6g froni tlio Yukon'gdldiegioii. He says T�M gold output next year will.ho very f heavy and that steam thawing apparatus |'�iiQ\v In uso in the gold country. Abolish Export Tax on Cofroo. .Washington: Word has been received Jl'Wlhat tlie Mexican government has HNIshcti tho export tax on coffee. This �it expeoiacl to have a considerable effect in � me United Statos by increasing tho re-|.�'Ptjof Moxloan coffee. . 'Voluntary Increasp In Wanes. � twclton, Pu.i xile i^qo men employed M tho Lehigh, and Wllkosbarro Coal Com- I' Mny ami tho Silver Brook Coal Compiuiy \weienotifloaueo.87 of an Inoienso of 2 jjtf-Mrcout. in their wages.' 'The new wago umlewont Into effect peo. 1.."'.'. ||i w,.. nyy� mwM*.mm. Ol \\ llll Which to Jlaillp out the el.i |c �line I (.real Dejiot foe lliill'.ilcc llnllil". X. V.: 'I'he coiniiioii i ...lie e I. r l|c|UOle.| lie' plOpOSIlio.-l le CM!,! |),, Hamburg canal pi uperty, in this c ic,, u Miclricl ,1. r.urkc, in coii-i'lernlion ot lu ,_,leeiag to i re � :!. �.� ".i'l a ,11 a cost of not ic-s tiian $1,; �illow such station to he us.-l .Tiillie hy ail railroid compaiu"- in.w and licieafter running into tin . e,i \. Fraudulent 1 so of Mail-. New York: Fugei.e I., r.e'karil. wli;. ' i" lo IS,', [e.l lll.l ,union in prime, iliippim; grades, no- io choice. *H.Hb g red, 'Hie to t>7e; c; oats, No. g. -'-'c ge io ."ille; butler, ggs, fresh. lioc li) TjUc .'lie lioiei lllience of opiates. Miners l'ardnned. SpringlieM. HI-: "'illiati. tea. (lallowav and Ku.lolrl. licit/, lh ll i'} 1 to 70, Ne. ,nso"" i laws has ^� , 0f the rostal laws, _ ,..o i.u seiittfllW hJM"- llwliall. in to ten >var--j vieki-!ease,l Celll- -,1 iurn, Ne I mixed, clever Wheat, X'n court , ,l,e city j*'' for Miiivankc ilk- to t'.t'.c: X'o. - wl,lU 2 miscd, title to , ,,,,0,1, ;!le to :�le; oats, i, 2..e; rye N�'- ' .."seed, .''� " No. '-', Wc to le irthcni, Wit:; oats, shippiuK steers, cniniiion to choice, jnuted by Chokes Wife to l'e*1,1h Franklh 11. .*wliee'ltliooriuie uvint;- llalliiuore, M'l- *^VeVeran, chv^l stottcthcblun enAT |WB ^ ,,,rl,Vl No. -, -e ......... pork. jli.VtVale-Cuttle. b.h.U to f;jr'[0 eliolec, JP3.U0 to p.'fl. . Ja o- t, ?(!.7I5| hogs, L','sl,;.cp. 53.*> to �4.50,. Now Vork- $3.00 to $F'Ji No, �,,eaS^:L?s'\!o'20ivii,.c,;iic to ago: 40c to 4l*.oa��. 'N, j., .jyc.; ,SBB, ww�. butter, crenuieu. .... t of the iidmil the l st li - lot only the.,e. .anish v\\ihan will lie scut I'nitod stales. In army transports :b anu.-cl that ipital � Lie, but it a- hi..light, im- of the u is upon !.. A hum - liability is mil-ldo of -St CAN USE PICKETS oniinoli in linu-sll'lkilig Iiieyelo ' Slaiolard temporary 'f wei In h:p PERISH IN A STORM. Saitoi-h l.ohc ' Ilimlc-li l.i v. he olve.l, �Meet .-; and CHANCE F(3R BOSTON BANK flolll the h.lVe l,el llllll l'ell, lillov wii-'file 111 eli their fele lIl'OW lied shore. The Al -ailed fro l.uia.' \ in ton. h |..f . irilie torni the Itritish steatii-,,-',o wa- wrecked on Iliaiuoiid ilf t'ep. I bitterns, (Hid twenty-' ll" -,', ere drowned. 11 ud lain.d .;, |||,. sliip until the life ie.......I ,1 in leaking :i connection wreck nil would aplllili mid cic.llt � boat til! a breeches no! t hey were sa \ oil. i who chose lo risk lilehont were sse] and the EARTHQUAKES Muu.v IN CALIFORNIA. THIiHAWKEYE STATE STOLE TOURIST TICKETS. NEWfJ OF THE WEEK CONCISELY CONDENSED. i'r:i\olinir Mnn'H Mynterlous Dentil at I 'ouncll IUUiITh- I'olinil Dealt in lleil - C.viiiiiiuiition of Mody llin-clii-.en :v,> Cvldeiic-e of Suicide. Frank S. Webster, a traveling man in the employ of Meyer >v Itaaphe of Omaha, was found dead in bed at the Nemimyer Hotel, Council llluffs, sluutly after mid-nighl Dee. gli. ||e went to Hit' hotel, reiiist Ted and said he was not feelinc well and w intod a quiet room for use two or three hours. X'o person belonging lo the hotel went near the room until about the tunc i lentioneil, when it was wanted for another uucsl. The door was locked anil il had to tie foiled open. Webster was found lying in fed dead. The body was cold and he hud e\ ideally been dead sever..! linn:.. In a notch..ok found on the body was written the following: "My name is 1". S. Webster. In ease of accident . r serious illness notify Mrs. F. S. Wei s:er. logll Third Avenue, Council Hbills, Iowa." I u connect inn with the case the following facts suugesl that some furl her Infoi inatuin mny yd lie disclosed. A young man en-newspaper ollice the aflei'lloou bell asked permission to use tlie lele-to call a physician for Mrs. F. S. �r, ltlg:i Third Avenue. Dr. Maer I i'd ; III. 'I'll. P -I !', Op. on I' till lollc.ll il III!. Heved llllll I �i' l.e.-11'illl.'s oil! all. i tin �Kan In roll en el her el .at- mo! i Willi!!! pi 11.yiiu' llll' ills, who to liel| icir lives, nils ,,-to. 'J.J...I tons net i-e^islei-, ii Cal\.-'oii hound for 11:iiii-Norioii.. where -In. mount to ...al. I l. ii -e r�� llii- prevailed eral day-, and. ill d the nielli hel'ore, il is .....hip had previously lost nd n-d loo close inshore, llie Aiio-lo struck the waves ill over her, and twenty one cr.-w launched ihri.....f her tl.ni|i'e-l to eoine ashore, lin -iu'hl ..i' i he w etchers, in � ere w s ot the li le sn v iliK s| u- -too.l upon the bench, power- ,1 a I'l i'l live.- Si i � leW Ihe i Ill-Ill, tile boals,' creWs lost I llie ii I'lei- uliolher l lo- I hrce I oil lidereil ill llie heavy sea:;. Nol ll'-cecileil 111 leacliiliL: the shore, lllld � lie ol' til.....'Cllpllllls esijijieil wild le. I'aplain Haines ,-inil i-ichl llleli, etlliiiudel- ol' tin- thirty ilhouril Ihe I. eli-i led lo relnaiu llhourd the ship ihe struck, ,-m.l this saved Iheir , aiel anil Mlirille-.. Join, \. Iloov.-r, an -,,| 21, -hot his end i,ii,||> wounded � capon on liiiu- I,,- I.ram and died . .iiiiii 1 an hour later. ,.1 tic crime. I', iii!',lis i I'i'ol't s W'ej'o made I.y I he s ol I he I llll lel'ns lllld i lira.-like lil'o- ij. -I nt i-nis io save the inipeiileil ui.-n ie Al-io-ln. Al'lef several illelfei liiiil I- I., land u line nboar.l the doomed til mi,' il i'ioiii iho gun ashiire, it ie. olllpli.-lled. A line which leached sl landed sl.-aniei- was by 111,. ~ i -id nia.lc last lo Ihe lini.-l, and the ihe- l.lloy of tho I lel'iieoke sljltioll's 'All- .-111 out lo the ship h.V t'llplllili aid. Soon Ithovo llie boililll-' seas ll ill llie into;, slid .ashore on ihe life chile wild cheers itl'ose |'|-iiiii I lloso li'.p mid shore. Iletoie nielli fall the loan was .'chore. owiiH on the Count Scyerelj Sliukcn liy Heavy Hilock.  'hristinns iiioi'uini; nt '1:271 o'clock n so voce c:irllii|uakc visited Southern California iiud caused extensive disaster. At San Jacinto, a town in Uiverside County, the shock seemed lo have hud its- center. It lasled twelve seconds only, but tin! -.�verity was creiil. At the Hiibodii Im dinn lesel'Vlll loll six sipinvvs were liilled by falling walls, two fatally and many seriously injured. Tlie tiiaiii shock was preceded by a loud, roaring sound and iiwiikenitiK ninny just in lime to escape ! from Ihe doomed buildiiiKH. The business street was such a wreck tons of debris had to be removed before buildiiiKs could be entered. Over lJ..h,IM)i> dainiiKC Ik es-tiiniiie.l at San Jneinto nml at llcmit, a small lown near by. Al the latter place ihe large tourist hotel wiih badly ihnniiKcil mid also the hospitul nt San Jacinto. The rear wall of the Johnston block in lleinil fell. Fortunately no person was injured nt either place so fur as is known. Other places where the shock was severely fell were Snntii Ann, Anlielm, Sun Hern,ii-iliua and Itiverside. However, no heavy .lannice is reported from liny of those places. In Santa Anil guests of hoick-; vverc almost rolled from their beds, clocks were slopped mid brick walls of several In i i Ii li ii p:s were badly cracked. People roused from their beds, rushed to the streets, some iii their iiiKlit- clothing, iiud remained up until daylight. The shock whs terrific nt Needles, but no serious damage was ivporloil. At Ventura houses were dnuitio.cil and the shock was followed hy a hii;h wind and heavy sen. 'I'he heaviest eiiiihi|iiiike ever known oeeiirred al Anaheim. It lasted ten seconds and was violent, from tilt? beginning. I.odgiiiK houses were emptied mid the slreels were filled wilh shivering I.....pie. A number of buildings were ciiickei], hut no serious ilaiuiige was dime. 'I'he county hospilul nt Howers was tlnm-tioed by llie i-iii-llu]iiake. The shock nl-niosi shook lleinil to pieces. There lire but I wo eliiinneys loll in town. At' Ited-htiuls llie shock lusted one minute lin.l a 1111:111.  i'. lei rore a pbollc Wel,,-, wasc'lhil up anil asked In go al once to tin' Websler residence. Fpon arrival there iliedoelor found Mrs. Websler in an esoiti'.l and extremely nervous eiiiiilitiiin. She t ilked somewhat incoherently and aiiioii! other things said: "Ile has left ine, and 1 In not think he will ever come back mam." leferring to her husband. An cv-iiiiina'i.in of the hotly disclosed no evi-l.'iu e of suicide. UOMANTIC WEDDING. Weils of* llie l,iill.2."i; .mi to .fi.2r>: corn, No. 2 2 white, 2lii: ; hons, $1.2;'.; No. 2 2."lc to of lli'ii'/.uell Mine Im Vcr.v I,ti rue. ot ilii- Hra/ncll mine ex-I'.l'ovvnsville, I'll., is worse iitiale.l, Tiiesihty morning llie lililitl.er of de.nl was known lo he over lorn . 'I'he o>;pi.i-ioii wits tcri'ilio, ami was lie.aiil plainly ai Hrovv nsvillc, four miles di-lalil. 'lite main shall was totally wrecked iiml i'l'iulei'eil helpless. A hint i. four cup s of ineii hail K"iie down lo work. Mr. Thomas, ihe ciieeiuaii, mi his fourth nip, went to the bottom with fourteen men, and gave the signal for the t it^'c to rise, when tlie explosion occurred. The lit"., wiis blown with lor-rilie force lo Ihe top of the shnfl, and fell back to the botioui, eoinpletcly blocking across the itiiuc. Timbers were hurl-til hundreds of feel; the lower ring of l.ri.-k work in one shaft was completely wrecked, mid hud to lie tilllttolod |o ^',.| into the mine tit all. 'I'he explosion was caused by a miner's miked li;.'lil coining into coiilinf with gas in a room where no i.'iis was supposed to exist. The tipple was wrecked tunl the huihiiiists over the fun and (he engine were shuttered to splinters. 'I'he iron work nl the bottom of the shaft wits tuisleil in all i111.iiiin 1111� shapes, telling plainly of Ihe awful force of Ihe explosion. Iiitniciliniely follovviiiK Ihe roar of Ihe underground inferno black dump poured mil of ihe pit mouth, inviting siiffociilioii nml death to those who would gladly have entered and gone to the rescue. A icinpoiiiry cage was ringed up itt tlio air slm/'t nod rescuers went down. A ghastly siuhl met their gaze. Mangled bodies were found oil nil sides. The mine looked like u total wreck, The rescuers pushed mi and soon fourteen inen were Inkeii out, Some of these were dying, mid nearly nil were horribly mangled, J.'ire broke out in the mines, mid if any of the men still there were alive there was every indication that they would be suffocated hy smoke nml their bodies burned. A company was recently formed for raising reindeer in Knstcrn Norway, for tlie purpose of supplyiut,' HotttUeru markets with reindeer meut. Thoro is a growing market for this meat In Franco and llciifluni. Bocrctury of the Treasury has uhIiciI Congress for flH.OOO for Improvements of St,- Louis' [lOstollleo mid 198,000 to complete tho Kiiusns Olt'y postofllec, Postoltlce Department un�:1�sueil fraud order* ajr/iinst t!w,,,JSiBpJt�.s,o^ibj!fl(d0ry tyofKS, New Vori.,* �na-tb^;Bj^t. Jf>�l|. Unking Couipanyi JQ^pm�-..fe.*Jfr� i il WAR NEWS IN BRIEF. \:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::s:::::::::::::::::b::::::kV Si.-.ly live cases of enteric fever are repoi'lcd from l.adysinilIi. Russian olllcers ami privates continue to join the Moor nrniy. Itritish censored reports sny only 400 wounded at Tiigebi river Kriduy. From lack of horses the Hough Itlder force will be cut down to 10,000. Coiiiiii Doyle, the novelist, has volunteered for South African- service. Cape Town advices sny Ihe HoerH ore mussing a great force at, Ntortnberfc'. I French press express sympathy for ri ii and three Allen Line slcaui-rs have been chartered as transports, (hteeii Victoria enlerliiiiieil on Dec. 2(1, at Windsor Castle, the wives and children of soldiers in South Africa. The Itritish wounded who fell into the liners' hniiils nt Stormberg have been removed to Hiirghersdorii, ten miles north. When next army division is completed I'liiglnnil will have 100,000 men lu the field against the Poors. This Includes reserves and volunteers. A Home pit per says it Is learned thut the Itritish troops to l'lgypt will shortly be replaced by llnliiiiiH lo enable the former to go to Hunt Ii Africa. liners excuse themselves for flrlnjf on stretcher bearers by asserting two squads of Conuiiugbt Hungers took cover under civilian bearers of Hed Cross. Kngliind threiilens trouble if Portugal eonliniies to allow supplies of war material mid foreign volunteers to reach tha Transvaal through Delugoa bay. A lierlin news agency has reports from Washington that the American (Joverniiieiit Intends to invito the European powers to propose mediation to ling-la nil. ltuller is being mercilessly criticised hy Loudon military experts for his tactics which arc by some called Imbecile. The Common Council of Loudon voted to raise and equip 1,000 volunteers and also appropriated �25,000 for expenses. Hours claim they lost only 18 killed and 411 wounded at Mngersfontetn. They say British prisoners uduilt th�lr .josses of killoiVand'-wounded roach 2,000. Lord Cioseheu reports that the ad ty has'7 already -provided. Re*' tra for 189,QOQ, bbtoiutfllHrB proceedings. I'Tce at Iteiilbeok. Tho Porter general store was badly burned at Itcinbeck the other day. Tho lire originated in Iho show window. Tho stock rn almost an entire loss. Tho stoolc was valued at �I2,003, with a $4,000 iii-suriiuuu. Drank Wootl Alcohol. At Kpwood, Dubuque Coiinty, Ccorgo 1 iunmi and Thomas I'aklnK drank wood alcohol and died. Tonulior Huoil for Severity. Knink C. Hellor, aged 18 yoars, 1ms begun suit lor $1,000 damages against N'clllu Knox, teacher In the Sumuiltvillo school at Keokuk, charging that she injured hlni while administering punishment ' In tlio soltool. The alienation >cads, thai niBdlcalservices wero neutifbAiy uuilthuat l>�lu,lQ|li�tu4, v k <-.Jgg& ^Mfciittiy, �\Aotk|iiQn heiMfisKnaQIkia ;