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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
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