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Semi Weekly Iowa State Reporter (Newspaper) - July 10, 1900, Waterloo, Iowa IOWA STATE REPORTER. VOL. 4. WATERLOO, IOWA. TUESDAY, JULY 10, 1900 NO. 1H68 St. Louis Employes Go Into the Business Once More. QUESTION OF VERACITY Strikers and Company at Log- gerheads Over Agreement. Stevenson Arrives at Lincoln to Find Out Where He is to be at in the Cam of Chinese .Toilet Steel AVorKs Start Up. ST Louis, July thousand five hundred members of the association of street railway employes of America met in West End coliseum today tp discuss the advisability of re- suming the strike on the lines of the St. Louis Transit company which was re- cently declared off after two months duration. It is alleged the company violated the agreement of July 2 by employing new men since that time. The company de- nies the allegation. The men decided to resume the strike imme'diately. NEWS FROM CHINA. Reports Conflicting, But Generally AreJMore Favorable. LONDON, July latest news from Tsin contained in a news agency message, dated the 6th, reports a re Chinese attack that morning with 12 guns. The allied forces replied with guns landed from the British cruiser Terrible and a mixed force of men madw a sortie under cover of fire from the naval brigade, attacking the Chinese, who retired after seven hour's of fighting. Earlier dispatches report severe fighting, notably on the second and third, when the Chinese de- veloped unexpected strength and caused considerable damage with artillery. MONEY FOR WAR. French Government Votes Millions of Francs and Jfeeds AVlore. PARIS, July an- nounces it will need a new credit of fourteen and a half million francs for China in addition to the four- ai.d a half million already voted. From Chinese Sources. July follow- ing was received last night by Minister Wu from Sheng, director general of im- perial telegraphs at Shanghai, dated yesterday: "July 3rd two legations in Pekin were still preserved. All min- isters were safe. Rebellions troops and rioters made attacks, but suffered many losses. The imperial troons are pro- tecting, but meet with difficulties in doing so. It is feared food and ammu- nition are exhausted." Missions Looted. BERLIN, July G-erman consuT at Chefoo cables today the American mission at Tung Lu arid a Catholic mis- sion at Ching Chu Fa were looted. The Boxers continue their endeavors to incite the population of Chefoo to re- volt. Prince Chins: to the Rescue. BRUSSELS, July Shanghai dis- patch says Chinese newspapers assert Prince Ching's troops have arrived at Pekin to revictnal Europeans and de- fend them against the rebels. THE BOER WAR. Several Small Skirmishes Reported by Roberts. LONDON, July telegraphs the war ofhce that Mahon, reinforced by Button's mounted infantry, drove the Boers, who had been threatening his line of railway, to the east of Broenkerspruit Friday and Saturday. Mahon was attacked by men. British casualties were two officers and twenty-six men wounded. Stein accom- panied by Dewet and other Free State commanders with troops left Bethlehem on the 4th for Fourieaburg. Handbnry-Tfacy commanding at Rustenberg, has driven off the enemy who tried to take the heights command- ing the town. The enemy suffered heavily. British casualties were two killed and an officer and three men wounded. T. P. EiBinons, of Surnner, is visiting L. S. Cflss. CATO ON THE PLATFORM lion. Cato SellHD MaKet) a Statement KeicardlnK His .Responsibility for the Specific 10 to 1 Declaration in Democratic .Platform. From Monday's Daily. Hon. Cato Sells, of Vinton, was in the city a short time this morning. Mr. Sells was very prominent in the coun- cils of the democratic national conven- tion at Kansas City last week, and in some quarter? he has been censured as being responsible for tte specific 16 to 1 declaration which appears in the plat- form. Mr. Sells was interrogated on this point and explained his position and his part in making the platform in the following statement: "I know that Mr. Bryan felt 80 deep- ly upon the question that had the con- vention disregarded his wish ia that re- spect the result would have been of very serious consequence to the demo cratic party. "I felt the responsibility necessarily accompanying this information, and I chose to take the chance of possible misconstruction of my own conduct rather than certain embarass my party and its great leader, and I deliber- ately acted accordingly." CONFER WITH BAYAN. Stevenson 'Reached .Lincoln TMs Talked Over. LINCOLN, Neb., July. E. Stevenson, the democratic nominee for vice president, arrived at Lincoln this morning to attend a conference of dem- ocratic leaders. One thousand people, including Bryan, Senator Jones, Charles A. Towne, Campau of Michigan, John- son of Kansas, Stone of Missouri, Dan- iels of North Carolina and Sergeant-at- Arms Martin, gathered at the depot and gave him an enthusiastic welcome. Among the subjects to be discussed by the democratic leaders besides Towce's position on the vice presidency, are the establishment of-national head- quarters, 'appointment of a campaign committee, and a general plan of the campaign including work to be done by Bryan and Stevenson. Steel Works Start-Up. JOLIET, July converter and billet mills of the Illinois Steel com- pany resumed today and nearly one thousand men were put to work. The amalgamated scale has not .yet been signed, but indications are a speedy set- tlement will be affected. Town Founder Suicides. CHICAGO, July B. Cossitt, founder of Lagrange, Illinois, and one of the best known men in this section, today committed suicide by shooting. He was eighty years old and wag de- spondent over a long illness. Oregon at Chefoo. WASHINGTON, July department was informed this morning the Oregon had arrived at Chefoo. She starts for Kure, Japan, to dock, on the tenth. JOHNSON DID IT. He Confessed the Robbery of Chas. Ward's Residence. Sheriff Law has returned from Can- ton, Jackson county, where he arrested Chas. Johnson, charged with robbing the home of Chas. Ward, in Orange township, on June 21. Johnson was in the employ of Ward and is the young man who claimed he saw a man and woman driving a sorrel horse from the yard on the day the robbery occurred. His story sounded plausible, but when lie left suddenly June 29, without leav- ing'his address, the officers became sus- picions and began to trace him. After being brought back here he confessed to the crime, and the gold watch, chain and ring which comprised a portion of the stolen property were recovered. Ee sobbed terribly when in the sweat box and afterward, but the tears did not look natural and excited little sym- pathy after the first few moments. Brown's Store Robbed. It cost M. C. Brown about fifty dol- ars to see the street parade this morn- ng. While the force -in the crockery store was watching Ringlmg Bros'. great street pageantry some unknown jerson was going through the drawers n the stores and appropriating the oose cash. Entrance was effected ihrongh a back window and the visitors proceeded to break open every drawer which seemed to have any promise of :ontaining valuable plunder. They made a haul of about fifty dollars from he cash drawer and this is thought to be the extent of their gain. When the )roprietor returned the thieves were rone and so was the money and there was no clue by which to trace them up. Iowa Town Takes an Aggres- sive Attitude. FOUND DEAD BY TRACK Supposed Remains of Lewis Oleson Picked Up. Illinois Central Bridge Man Killed at Webster Mosquito Bite Commission Firm Has a Xevvs. BELMOND, July a result of the atrocities in the celestial empire and the restoration of Prince Tuan, several Belmond citizens have decided to have their shirts washed elsewhere than at the Chinese laundry here. Some of the younger element favor hanging Whang Chu, the lanndryman. CRUSHED BY TRAINS. Supposed Remains of Farmer Oleson Found Near Lohrvllle. FORT DODGE, July mangled remains Oof- a middle-aged man were Sunday found on the' Northwestern railroad tracks west of Lohrville, ant have been taken in charete by the town authorities until claimed by friends The man is supposed to have fallen from an east-bound passenger train, and the body must have remained on the track some time, as it is ground into a jelly by passing trains. Considerable money was found in the pockets and a check for on the Stanhope bank, signec by W. E. Oleson. From letters on the body it is believed the man is Lewis Oleson, a wealthy farmer living south of Stanhope. GOT IN ITS WORK. South Dakota Man Dying from Mosquito Bite. Sioux CITY, July H. Skekel, of Tyndall, S. D., was sent to Chicago Saturday from this city, where he had been brought for treatment for a mos quito bite, which it is feared .will prove fatal. Dr. Berry, of Tyndall, the Skekel family physician, was accom- panying Mr. Skekel, and he regarded the condition of his patient as very serious. While the train was moving from Sioux City to Manilla, Dr. Berry administered hypodermic injections a powerful drug six times, and even this did not entirely quiet the sufferer. The bite was on the side of the face and was first noticed ten days ago after a night when the mosquitoes were un commonly bothersome. The swelling around the bite grew until it distendec from the. cheek tp the neck, and on the neck there rose a large lump. The surgeon's knife was applied to this lump, but this only aggravated matters, and in a few hours the whole side of the face had swollen out of all recognizable shape and blood poisoning had set in After a consultation of Tyndall physi cians it was decided that the best thing to do was to take Mr. Skekel to Chicago. BURNS WERE FATAL. Mrs. J, B. Romans Died Saturday at Denlson. DENISON, July Romans, wife of Hon. J. B. Romans of this piace, died Saturday from in jury caused by an explosion of gasoline. The accident to Mrs. Romans occurred Friday after- noon. Her clothing was entirely burned off of her and from her knees to her eyebrows she is badly scorched, The accident was caused by the careless handling of gasoline by a child. An open dish filled with gasoline caught fire in the child's hands. Mrs. Romans told her to throw it away, and in her fright the child threw the burning fluid all over Mrs. Romans, and in an instant she was a mass of flames. FIRE AT EDGEWOOD. Quite a Loss on Account of lightning Stroke. DUBUQUE, July special from Edgewood, Fayette county, states that lightning struck the butcher shop of Wm. Kramer Saturday and an entire block was destroyed by fire, including Kramer's place, Rosecran's hotel, A. C. Willard's restaurant, Geo. Blazier, hardware, and the office of the Iowa Lumber company. Loss, insur- ance, EAGLE ATTACKS MAN. Alter Being Slightly Wounded He Shows Fight, but Is Killed. CLINTON, July Perry, a fisherman on Beaver island, in the Mis- sissippi just below the city, had an ex- citing ezperience with a large American eagle, evidently' driven here by the se- vere storm last night. The eagle was first seen in a. tree near the house. Mr. Perry shot it, inflicting a slight wound.' The bird then attacked him viciously with both claws and beak, but was shot with the second barrel before it had done much injury. The eagle meas- ured six and one half feet from tip to tip and weighed forty pounds. The bird had claws as long as a man's fin- gers and its legs were an inch in diam- eter between the foot and knee. The like of it has never before been seen in this section. Buchanan County Republicans. INDEPENDENCE, July Bu- chanan county republican convention Saturday placed in nomination for clerk of courts M. O. Fouts, for recorder, J. B. Traux, for auditor V. W. Davis. GRAIN BROKERS FAIL. .Leach <fc Connelly of Sioux: City Had Lone Side of Wheat. Sioux CITY, July Con- nelly, grain brokers of Sioux City, lost so heavily in the recent rapid fluctua- tions of wheat that thay were forced to the wall. They closed up shop and is- sued a statement that they will be able to pay out probably less than 50 cents on the dollar on liabilities, amounting to about The markets of July 2 and 3 spilled the business of the firm. They had several hundred thousand bushels of wheat on the long side, the Chicago representatives of the firm called for immediate advances to cover the rapid declines and they were unable to furnish promptly enough, and they were closed out. Sioux City specula- tors who were winners in the heavy local trading will be the final losers. s Killed by Falling: from a Bridge. WEBSTER CITY, July Ste- vens, of Dubuque, employed with, an Illinois Central railroad bridge gansr, fell from the Central bridge in this city Saturday afternoon, and sustained in- juries -from which he died Sunday morning. Hard-ware Firm Falls. INDEPENDENCE, July hard- ware firm of Randall Jacobs is bankrupt. Assets, liabilities, KNOWN IN WATERLOO. Supposed Victim ol Boxer Uprising Has .Friends in This City. In the list of Americans at Pekin. the uncertainty of whose fate has excited so much anxiety, is the name of Cecilia E. Payne. The lady is an lowan and has relatives and acquaintances in Water- loo. The following personal note with reference to the lady has been handed the REPORTER: "The lady spoken of as Cecilia E. Payne in the foreign dispatches is a dis- tant relative of Mrs. Jessie Miller, of this city. She was born and reared in Dubuque and received her education in the Catholic seminary of that city. Wfeen 18 years of age she moved with mother and younger sister to St. Paul to complete her studies in painting, in which she became very proficient. "Some of her paintings were sold at large prices. Later on the family moved to Milwaukee, and a little more than a year ago she sailed to the Orient and became a guest at the American legation. While pursuing her studies she acted as interpreter for the lega- tion. She had planned to visit Rome, Vienna and Paris and return to this country in 1901. Her family are in a terrible state of suspense as to her prob- able fate." ROCK PULLER. Xew InTentlon That Attracts Con- siderable Attention. Fnlghum Duvean are exhibiting a rock ptllling machine at the show grounds that is attracting considerable attention today. Under the machine is a. rock estimated as weighing about nine tons, which was brought from over two milts in the country Saturday evening after supper. Mr. Fulghuuv the inventor, is enthusiastic over his machine, and his highest hopes for it have been realized. A stone 9x5x4 feet, which had withstood all efforts to re- move it with other machines on four previous occasions, was lifted from the lole Saturday, and would have been Drought to town, had the six horses litched to the machine been able to haul it. Mr. Fulghum has received word from he patent office, stating that his ma- chine possessed seven points above all others, but he desires twelve, and has wn them where to look for them on model. The machines will be made at the Cascaden foundry near the I. C. and will be sold for apiece. HOLD TO YOUR MONEY There are Many Grafters in Town, But tbe Show Management is Co- operating "With the Police in Clean- ing Them Out. Prom Monday's Dally. This is circus day, but there is no need to say that. Every man, woman and child knows all about it, and a good share of them have had an advance view from visiting the show grounds Sunday, where everything was whirl and bustle on account of preparations for the two exhibitions today. Tents were being put up, the horses being groomed and dinner cooked for the great horde of circus employes. Yester- day being Sunday, the noon meal was one quite elaborate, and the city people showed great interest in what these amusement makers eat. Sunday was a good day for the street cars, many of the show people visiting the park, and wherever these people were there were others. Especially is this true of the grafter element, and it is not difficult for the police to spot this class. There were many of the smooth boys here yesterday, but the best of them did not arrive until today. There is not much profitable work to be done on Sunday, and it gives the officers less time to spot them if they do not come until the sightseers arrive. Ringling Bros, continuously employ one of the best detectives that money will secure and he is of inestimable value in giving information to the po- lice. He says it is easy to spot grafters for you will always find them circulat- ing among the hayseed boys, "the kind, you know, that are always attracted by the fakir's cry, 'Everybody now, try your luck, the cane you ring, etc.' With pickpockets it is different, but a detective soon gets to know them and can distinguish the game of the num- erous circus followers. Those that are suspected as being light fingered are often locked up during the hours of the street parade when the crowd is best mooded for the pickpokets' work. Two were in the city jail here this morning having been pointed out by the circus detective who said they had been work- ing in numerous places where tbe show visited. Some pretext or another, us- ually some fake charge is urged to get these men out of circulation, and as a result Waterloo has had few forenoon robberies. What will be done this afternoon or evening onlv time will tell. One of the slippery ones put in this morning was in the city yesterday and something could be seen of his work. He has little squares of prepared paper which, by moistening, brings out pic- tures. He works the country boys by producing the portraits of their sweet- hearts, and country girls by bringing out the likeness of their beau, and while the photographing is going on finds opportunity for his work. The square is placed in a boy or girl's hand, as the case may be, and the grafter places his moistened hand on top. When the paper it sufficiently saturated the picture is to be seen. Nothing is charged for these photographs, but usually the grafter is the gainer by a watch, pin, shirt stud, loose change and often a pocket book. Realizing that one of the best assur- ances of getting the patronage of the people is keeping a show clear of the slippery class that are a prey upon per- sonal property a report is made by the management of the show in every town visited, containing descriptions of the fakirs and what can be expected of the various ones. The shows furnish infor- mation as to the best place to locate the extra police and are continually point- ing out this man or that man and often a petty robbery is averted by this eter- nal vigilance. Despite the fact that meals are being served in nearly every church basement and vacant store, the restaurants are having more than they can do to take care of the crowds. The report comes that the Ringling Bros.' show sold tickets for the Saturday afternoon performance at Iowa Falls. That seems a vast crowd, but that number is going to be exceeded here. The Parade. The people of Waterloo saw today the largest and most elaborate street parade that ever accompanied a circus to this city. Ringlins Bros, pitched their tents in Waterloo early yesterday morn- ing. At that time their circus was credited with being one of the best on road, but today it stands unquestion- ably the leader of all. The procession this morning was nearly two miles long and it was filled with new and entertaining features. Among these were a mounted band of excellent musicians and a set of cathe- dral bells. Never before has a circus brought to Waterloo as many beautiful hiorses as were seen in the line and never have such gorgeous wagons and fine costumes been seen here with a circus parade. The Ringling Bros, are generous in the displaying of their wild animals. A jiant hippopotamus headed this depart- ment of the parade. It weighs pounds in its summer clothes and could swallow a Saratoga trunk. Behind it came leopards, panthers, bears, lions, ;igers, hyenas and other denizens of the jungles. Music furnished by four bands. One of these Spader Johnson's [Continued on Pago 6.] A RARE ANIMAL OFFER Blngllne Brothers Make a Proposi- tion to President Case of Rapid Transit Loan a Great Col- lection to be Kept at Waterloo. From Monday's Daily. The Ringlinc brothers, who were privileged to spend Sunday in Water- loo, and who thus had an opportunity to see a great deal more of the city and its surroundings than would have been possible had their show visited the city in the middle of the week, were much impressed with the beauty of location and the progressive spirit which they noted here. As a result of their visit it is quite possible that Waterloo may soon be provided with a rare zoological collection which these gentlemen own and which they have offered to loan to Waterloo parties. In connection with their great shows and for the purpose of keeping the shows supplied, the Ringling Bros, have found themselves compelled to keep a large reserve stock of animals. This reserve is constantly receiving new ac- cessions through the purchases of their agents abroad, and from it the traveling menageries are supplied as they may require. After a visit to Cedar River park they were struck with the fact that it was an ideal location for this reserve menagerie and made a proposition to L. S. Cass, president of the Rapid Transit railroad, to loan the animals for a zoological garden in the park, pro- vided suitable buildings are erected to shelter the many rare and valuable specimens that make up their great col- lection. The matter will be laid before the meeting of the park board soon to be held, at which the Park association will be asked to furnish the necessary grounds. If this is granted there is every reason to believe that Waterloo will soon have the finest zoological garden in the west and that without great expense to our citizens. It is needless to say that the attract- iveness of the park to visitors will be greatly enhanced by the presence of such a collection and that the number of visitors drawn to our city by its popular resort would be greatly in- creased as soon as the project is carried into effect. CONTRACT LET. C. W. Campbell is Lowest Bidder on The bids for the building of the Miller-Phelps block on Commercial street were opened Saturday at the office of Murphy Ralston, the archi- tects. There were six bidders, J. E. Atkinson, of Webster City, John Geier, Conrad, M. E. Bush, Des Moines, C. A. Smith, C. A. Stoy and C. W. Campbell. The lowest bid was that of the last named, and the contract was awarded to him. The contract price is of which amount is for the Miller double store building and for the Phelps single store building. The bids ranged from that amount up to about DIED AT RAYMOND. Mrs. Clarissa Harris, Aged eral Today -Buried at Fairview. From Monday's Daily. Mrs. Clarissa Harris, of Raymond, died yesterday morning at her home in that place, aged 88. She was born in Ohio in 1812, and moved to this state about sixteen years ago. She was the mother of James Harris, of Poyner township, and the grandmother of Mrs. W. A. Hallowell, of this city. Her hus- band died eleven years ago and is buried in Fairview cemetery, in Waterloo, wbere Mrs. Harris will also be laid. The funeral will take place this after- noon at the home in Raymond, con- ducted by Rev. W. H. Lusted, following which the remains will be brought to this city for burial. WOMAN RUN OVER. Mrs. E. E. Uubbel Injured This After- Seriously Hurt. From Monday's Daily. Mrs. E. E. Dabbel. of Lanark, 111., was run over by a buggy this afternoon in a manner that might have led to se- rious consequences. While crossing Sycamore street at the First National bank two young women came driving down Fourth street from the east and turning shortly to the left struck Mrs. Dubbel just as she was trying to make way for two bicyclists. The shaft struck her side and knocked her down. She was carried into a near by office and medical aid summoned. After removal to the home of E. W. Heiple on Lafayette street, it was found that the bruises were not serious, and it is thought that the lady will soon recover. Mrs. Dubbel ia a niece of Jes. Striokler, of the west side, and is here visiting Chautauqua and recuperating from a late illness. Plain drunks are enjoying theiuaeives today. Their shortcomings are over- looked as far as possible, for fear of overcrowding the jails. On the whole though, the day is quiet in police

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