The Bystander from Des Moines, Iowa on July 10, 1896 · Page 2
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Des Moines, Iowa
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VffBtfSHINO 00, xome, The Wcycle ixcorc! liar is over-topplug Ihc fish yaroer. Corbett now knows what it is to run up «s*iH8t a real fighter. It is time to «top talking about New Jersey "skelters." There are no flies on Jersey now. Miss Kate Horner is the coroner at Pender, Neb., and they say she is very pretty. We may now expect to hear of some of the young men of Pender dying euddenly. Mr, Corbett is fortunate in having: re ceived his pugilistic quietus from Mr Sharkey at this particular time. can now find profitable and congenial wpJoyment as a campaign orator. It is now officially stated that thi number of lives lost in Moscow during the coronation was a few less than 4,000. But a little matter like that cut« no figure in Russia. They will never be missed. Tins fool joker Is almost aa dangerous is the didn't-know-lt-was-loaded Eun. A good heavy club or well-seanoned ax handle kept handy is an excellent joke cure. A few nights ago a few ilrl students of the Ohio normal university at Ada blacked their faces, dressed In men's attire, and entered the room of Miss Kuhns, a student. She *a8 so badly frightened she is not expected to liye, The old note swindle is being oper ftted among the farmers In Central Illl nois. Sleek rascals go about insuring farmers' lives, offering very low rates and taking applications for insurances. The application afterwards turns out to be a note. Another method is to duce the insured to take out a big en dowment policy and pay the first in •tallment of $200 or $300. That is the of the insurance. The city authorities of Cleveland have ordered the drinking fountains through which the Woman's Christian I'emperance Union has been dispensing concoction known as wild cherry phosphate removed. It is held that they induce newsboys and other chil dren to play that they are drinking beer, to treat, and even to gamble for the harmless liquid that flows when & penny is inserted in the slot. The women of Ellis, Kan., are making It hot for law-breakers. All the offices are held by the fair sex, and they are suppressing nuisances with heavy hands. All the operators of whisky joints and gamblers but two «re in jail, and the county attorney is being prosecuted on a charge of accepting bribes from liquor sellers. The women walk the streets at night as de tectives to ferret out offenders. The local courts are clogged with suits against jointists. for seviral weeks a protracted meeting has been in progress at Kilmore Cllston county, Ind., under the directions of Mre. Mershon, and among the converts was Newton Sheets, who finally professed sanctification. Sunday, one week ago, Sheets declared that he would neither eat nor sleep till Nathan liodenberger, a friend, was converted *nd during the first few days he spent the time almost incessantly in prayer for him. Rodenberger was obdurate, •nd refused to be converted, and finally sent Sheets word that he might as Well have his grave dug. Sheets grew thinner and thinner, and Rodenberger more and more stubborn. On Sunday night Sheets abandoned his self- allotted sacrifice of food and sleep and gave It up as a bad job. Sunday night he went to sleep from sheer exhaustion, and on Monday supplied the wants the inner man. .• J. C. Monaghan, United States ConBui at Chemnitz, In a report to the Btaite department, writes: "There Is now no doubt that New England apples are welcome In the markets of Germany. Here they have no apples to compare with our Rhode Island greenings, the Baldwin, russet, and northern spy. The Germans are very fond of apples. Their physicians .-ecom mend them as a most healthful article of diet. But their best apples are by no means as good aa the worst we produce. There is no reason why each year should not see us sending millions of dollars' worth where we only send thousands. A little experimenting, with careful noting of results, will certainly reward the merchants for their trouble. Boston, Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia— *n fact, all our Atlantic cities, whence •. freight 6teamers cross to England •ihe continent—should do a good and "i8 this branch. All that is retion a ,! little enterprise to put jloint'?, \e 6h°Ps anl a little energy '1 push them. Those who cursion rates. 3°'n Jackson on the list Sunday \if th* suPr«me Mi.-es Mattie -their ue court cases 1ujckly haja«ed Dumi I..I. St, Paul's A. Second niul Cent pastor. Sun liarton 10:30 xUu promptly a be taught the young ltoy, John M'vhose ctelicate sense report a good lirnfc.them to kill the •Joing (0 6ave M. es'^ue oonse- all croaking about a roge that recently pourea A remarkable sea- Chicago. Reports from Alaska are to the effect that two persons have discovered a "solid ledge of gold quartz, 600 feet 1e and 3,000 feet long, beside which great Treadwel! ledge is a mere rr. There is enough ore to keep otnps going 100 years night and -Coming on the eve of the failure .the blueberry crop at West Superior, this is important. The prince of Wales manifests a disposition to become chummy with Mr. Af-tor. Astor is rich and caa afford It. MYSTERIOUS WUHBES. f!»• TieHtt Beautiful Qlr] IVhose Homo Waa At. Bcllcru*. DUBCQUB, July 8.-~llelteVtie, thirtytwo mile* leloW YMibufjuo, has a lnurksr*MftyfcteVy. The victim is Minnie Roil, eighteen years old, the beautiful daughter of a widow living- on farm four miles below tho toxvtt. filio left borne alone to go to Jtwscph Winter's farm, two ntilefe away, iiinl VheiU*e. with the .yvXlugTi- iiietoWrs of the iintel' faknily, to a ilnncinp party :it I'etei* Huff's house, two ruiies beyond: She did not appear, and s?areh Was made for lior. Her body Wa* found lying-in meadow with the market basket she tarried, its i^oiitciit? Undisturbed, l-estitiff fivri fOe'l away. Her face was badly mutilated and 11 report rcached town, but it soor trViiVipiml that this was !ViJVu.s.-ilio, as the meadow rOlitained only yearlings and no footprints of cattle appeared near by. On the contrary, there was present the evidence that the pirl had had a terrible struggle with tho mui'dorer. The grass for ten fe«?l iti one direction was lwatett down. Ifer skull fractured in several place: and edges of a bloody stone found liy side fitted into the wound!* oii forehead and POalp. Lying by were the broken pieces of the limb of a tree which had been used as a weapon. These pieces bore blood nnd the hairs of a man nnd woninn, lending the coroner's jury to the theory that Minnie, powerful girt-, liad struck the murderer Over the head with this "weapon and that he had snatched it away from her and broke it over her head. The coroner's jury returned a verdict of murder by some person unknown* Drni'^VE. July 0.—Two young meii) C'hris Eekertebe and Kilbofgi Soil nf the man who owns the pasture where the dond body of Minnie Keil was found, were arrested on the charge of murdering the girl. It. is proved that Eekertebe was not ii\ tiellevue, as he claims he Was, at the time of the murder. It is said the evidence against them is strong. DENIES HIS WIFE'S CHARGES. Sioux City Man Krpllrs tt Sensational *lvt»m* Suit. Kioi'X CttV. July 6.—Peter Moiler has died his answer in the sensational diverce suit recently eoninleilced against him by his wife, Jennie E. Moller. lie makes a fWeepiiitf- denial of all charges fig-aifist him and accuses Mrs. Mollef, on the other hand, with immoral conduct, naming Frank H. Harlow, a railroad man. as corespondent. ne denies that he has wasted his wife's money, but f*avvt* she and her parents are living in a hbusc which he built. A* to the claim that he has indiscriminately charged her with improper conduct, he declares that he has always resented such allegations and knows of no one who has spoken so unkindly of her as her own father, John Pierce, who, he claims, dictated the petition against him. He demands the custody of his children and asks that the action aa-ainst him be dismissed. ACCUSED OF EMBEZZLEMENT. Cedar Rapids Council to Proceed Agalnftt ex-Treasurer Stoddard. CEDAH RAI-IDS, July 6.—The city council has instructed the mayor tlnd city attorney to begin criminal proceedings against Joseph C. Stoddard, charging him with embezzlement. Mr. Stoddard was treasurer of the city about twenty years, and when he retired last March there was a shortage of about S11..500. MURDER AT MASON CITY. Charles 1). Martin Shot In a Drunken Brawl. MASON* Cur, July 7.—During a drunken brawl, Dick M. Vanderburg (colored shot and fatally wounded Charles I). Martin. One ball passed ntirely through his body about an nch above his heart. The second inflicted a scalp wound. Vanderburg gave himself up to the officers. Evidence of Infanticide. OSKALOOSA. July 0.—The corpse of a murdered baby girl was found by some ampers in Skunk river near here. As lived at least a week and had been murdered by tying a crush towel ghtly around the neck. It was wrapped first in several papers, then in a sheet, and about this was wrapped about forty feet of clothes line. It is possible the body had floated down the river for some distance. The police are at work upon a rather obscure clue as to the guilty parties. A Murder in larke Comity. OSREOI.A, July !».—A shooting afFrav took place in Knox township, which resulted in John Likens killing John Davis. A political argument was the cause, lioth were democrats, one gold and the other silver. KILLING AT WINFIEL D. Tragic Ending of Drunken Row in a Country Town. MT. I'J.KASAXT, July 7.-John Myers and his brother-in-law. Ed Supplee. get into a drunken row at Winfield. resulting in Myers shooting Supplee three times. The wounded man has since died. The tragedy is the final outcome of a series of drunken rows that have disgraced the little village for some months. Myers will put up a olea of self-defense, claiming his brother-m-law was about to brain him with a hammer. DANGERS OF FLIRTATION. thn*/Rile had been gored by a bull main streets and one up the river, was the hot' liev lier ell as could be judged, the child had I ,OL'P°ratiin of the Western Iowa rail- Indulging in Vounc Lady I.oach #235 by the ArKtcle. Drm-Cji-K. July 5. h\ young lady from Chicago, who h. £r become acquainted with a nice appearW^fT young man while on the train into thfSJdn.i^ Central depot, gave him her -jurse with the request to buy her a wich. He was very willing and Vft. for the purpose, but he failed t.- return. The purse coniaiiii 823'.•• }*e was 5 ubsequontly arre of the moDf was found on hii^ lie had attempted to escape. in -.t after WiMtAn gitftoW fiw daughter bud Then Commits Snli'lili SrMXKR, July 7.—Mrs. Ida Fussell, formerly of Fdyette. but for the past .Year first cook at Hotel Tibbitts, of iSnmncr, shot her little 0-year-old daughter in the back of the head with a revolver nnd them killed hot-self. When the door of lief I'oonl Wasbi-oken npehy she was found to btf dead lint the iittle ^firl was alive-, but uiieon scio'iw, and the attending- physieHns think that with careful treatment the child will recover. 'Mrs. Fussell's luisbanti died about three roars apd and since that time She had been defcpomleUl. iSciuI-Coiltonninl'. V)R$ MOINKS, .inly 0.—The city of Les Moines and the county of Polk yesterday celebrated their semi-centennial. Two splendid parades, one on the attracted thousands of people. At Union parka program of great interest was an joyed by the citizens. The celebration closed with ail immense bicycle parade at night. May ry ltloodlioumlH. TH-urijrn. July 8.—City Marshal Morgan received an application front the sheriff of Jaeksoit County for the Use of bioodhoitndSi if such Were to lie had tri track the murderer of Minnie Keil. It is thought he is hiding in the dense woods near Ilellevne. The excitement is intense: iiUinotis J'iW at Dvcrsvilloi t)ulst:Qrr-'. duly 7. —fire at t)versville destroyed Beheuniiel's llouring mill, the jail and several warehouses. Loss, 810,000 toSt.'i,000: covered by insurance. DiCs ill Ilis Field. ltAoi.KV-, July fl-.—Sairiiici Hoi-ine, 74 years old. one of the early settlers of Guthrie county, dropped dead while mowing- in iiis orchard: feFEVif IES. A boy named Earl Darling, living at Leeds, near Sioux City, held too long to a big fire cracker and his-s hand was torn to shreds. The hand had to be cut off. While mixing quick silver and nitric acid as a hiedieilie for horses. John Barrels, of James-, lost both his eyes by tli£ explosion of the bottle. Ilis hiother \vas also terribly burned about the face. Sam Smith, who stabbed William Shuell at Cedar Rapids during a drunken tjuarrel: inflicting a wound that prdved fatal, was held to the grand jui-y in bonds of 1 ,")() on a charge of assault with intent to commit murder. Frank Williams and Frank Powers have been held in bonds of 1,000 each charge for preliminary 011 the same hearing. I Webster City dispatch: Kendall Voung, a pioneer resident of Webster Cit}-, and president of the I-'irs National bank, died recently at Hattle Creek. His will provides for a hand some memorial, in the way of a public library. Practically his entire fortune —estimated at between 5I."»0,000 and £:.'0(Umh—is to lie devoted to the purpose. Mott Lee, a well-to-do and popular farmer living south of Lacey committed suicide a few days ago. He took a 32-caliber revolver from the house, and walking past his wife and son. went out into the barn yard, behind some corn cribs, and placing the revolver to the left side of his head, pulled the trigger. Lee was about 50 years of age. lie seemed cheerful enough at breakfast, did not complain, and apparently had 110 reason for committing the act. At Des Moines recently- James How district attorney, filed a bill of exceptions in the ease of the state vs. Suei J. Spaulding. charged witli stealing SI J,000 while secretary of the state pharmacy commission. Snauldin was indicted as a public official, under the meaning of the law. and tried, Ihe defense objected, claiming he was not a state official, and Judge Holmes held the objections good and turned Spaulding loose. Attorney Howe claims he is sure he was right and that Spaulding is guilty as a public official. On this point he makes his appeal. Xo matter how the c:ise is decided Spaulding cannot be again tried under the same statute. It will simply establish a precedent. Sioux City dispatch: Articles of in- way company, an organization backed by the populists in this locality. Have been filed :it Primghar. O'llrien county. It. is planned to run the line between Sioux City and Hartley, with Paulina and Sutherland as intermediate stations. lis headquarters will be at tlie latter town. Among the peculiar provisions included in the articles are clauses «that 110 interest-bearing debt may be created, no salary in excess of .®:.',100 paid, nor dividend of over .r per cent declared. No stockholder is allowed more than one vote, however many shares he may own. The I capital stock is fixed at $7.") Shares are SL'O each, payable at Si! when issued and Sr.' per month tliereafter until the total paid. Jioux City dispatch: The Northwestern bank refused to cash any more city warrants when it found that the city was taking in less than it was paying out. They refuse to eash any more unless expenses are cut down. Alderman II. II. Johnson, of Sioux City, has been removed from office by the unanimous vote of the council on the charge of hood ling. He will fight the case in Court. Palmer, the merchant who left Waterloo on a wager to wa lie to Iiubuque, 11 inety-four miles, in fort y-eight hours, reached there in forty hours, winnin" a hundred dollars by the feat. The Keokuk Presbytery a few days ago concluded the trial of Rev. \\illiam P. Nelson, late pastor at Montrose, which bad been in progress for several days. Jle wa» found guilty of unministerial financial dealings and questionable moral conditions. Tie remains Mispended until he shall give satisfactory evidence of having reformed. L. F. 'iemmett. r-itv Madison, who iv ,s by the aceid -ntal '.charge of his gnn while out hunting, dead. Jlf- leaves a wife aD'- -5x cliildr.-ri to mourn his death. as..ess.or of Fort ricvntly injured CUBA. LONDON, July O.-aTho broad statesmanship ami sagacity of General Martinet Campoa wet'e* ueVer more forcibly illustrated thaii in 1ns speech hi the Spanish senate defending- his policy in Cuba and appealing for peace If his advice were followed, there would be ti quick end of disorders in the island and of fraction with the United States. ,Campos spoke with caution, yet with boldness. lie did hot directly attack the policy of the Canovas cabinet. Hut he did say that during the period of his recent iptaiii generalship he had repeatedly urged the government to carry out home rule reforms. "If I did not carry them out myself," lie declared, '•it was because the government never instructed me to do so." The peroutlon of the spccch was lofty and pathetic appeal to the cabinet nnd the nation to make Whatever concessions were necessary to briug about peace. "Let us eiid a war," he exclaimed, in tones of warning and indignation, "which costs 120,000 lives and $100,000,000 annually." it was tiie speech of a patriot and of Spain's inost far-seeing statesman, as well as ablest and most huiuano soldier. 15ut it did not fall with a pleasant sound upon the ears of ministerialists or inilitai-y politicians of any school. They were better satisfied with the energetic retort of Canovas who reiterated, amid the applause Of the chamber and the galleries, that, while a complete scheme of reforms was read}-, not :t single concession would be made until the insurrection had been quelled. "We have 110 peace offering for rebels," was the text of the premier, and the extraordinary eredits for the Cuban war HAVANA, July T.— Campos' early return to Cuba with full power to implant autonomy in the island is generally believed td be the only feasible way to maintain the Spanish flag. Tho forces are disheartened and the homeless country people are begging in the streets, flocking to the towns in a vain search for work. The misery is widespread. CHALLENGED TO A DUEL. Ail American Newspaper Mail in Cuba to Fight a Retired Spanish Oflicer. HAVANA, July 9.—Hradley Johnson, a newspaper correspondent here, has been challanged to fight, a duel by a retired Spanish military oflicer who was offended by remarks in General Johnson's published correspondence about the Spanish army. The challenger finds himself in a somewhat rediculous position as the oflieers in active service refuse to recognize him as their champion. General Johnson, who is an exofficer of the confederate army, lias f.een much of war, and is ill no wise troubled over the vaporings of the selfconstructed champion of the honor of Spanish officers. He says if his statements are such as to render necessary a meeting on the field of honor he is perfectly willing to fight when the proper person to meet him is decided upon. News is received that unknown parties have burned the Santa l?ar bara estate near ISaro, province of Matanzas. The estate is owned by Senor Manuel Coronado, editor of La Discussion. The damage is estimated at $300,000. GOT THE DROP. Then II«^ Miulo liin Knpmy Kat Kulhrt That creased the earnings of our people and consequently, has diminished our, of consumption. were voted without further debate, bf the islands with Or In the lobby, afterward, Campos stated that to end the war, as the cabinet proposed, would require the military occupation of the island. This, in his opinion, would mean 100,000 men 111 the next live years and 31,000,000,000. the Ho Had Carried. ISJ.VK RIDOK, Ga.. July S.­-Jim Tucker, of White Top. IS'. ('., Frank Edmiston. who lives a few miles across the Virginia line, had trouble which resulted in a shooting affray. Tucker shot l'dmiston. the bullet nking effect in the latter's leg. He had 1 lie doctors cut the lmllet. out and saved it. declaring that some day he would make Tucker eat it. The men met and Edmiston got the drop on his 'ate assailant. Then making him throw his hands in the air, Edmiston took the bullet, put it in Tucker's mouth and made him swallow it. Edmiston jumped on his horse rode l»ack to his mountain home, parentlv satisfied. and and ap- ICart hfjuake Sliorks in Cyprus. CoxsTANTiNon.i:, July 7.—Advices received here from the island of Cyprus say that severe shocks of earthquake have occurred throughout the island nnd that the inhabitants of the towns of Limosal and Larnaca have deserted their bouses and taken refuge in the open fields, where they are living in tents. Can Guido Kalloonn in tin* Air. MONTKVIDEO, July 0.—A Spanish resident, an electrician, declareshe has discovered the means whereby he can guide balloon? any direction in the air. The inventor has been asked by the Spanish government to visit Madrid that liis invention, if found to be practicable, may be applied to use in Cuba. Potatoes baked in their skins should have a piece cut ofl" their ends to allow tlie steam to escape. This assures their coming out dry and mealy. Recent Austrian observations in the Mediterranean sea prove that the eepest spot in that body of water is ,IOi fathoms, or nearly three miles. Queen Victoria is no longer able to walk out to see her old friends, the ottagers. As a matter of fact, she an not take any walking exercise, and can only cross the room with the ssista nee of her stick and an ittendant. A sedate wheelman, who is anxious to strictly follow the. rules of etiquette, wrote to an Indianapolis paper and asked this important question: "Would it be all right to ride a bicycle to the funeral of a distant connection by marriage, providing yon keep behind the burse?1" Professional gossips are common in China. Most of them are elderly ladies, who have regular patrons of the female sex, whose houses they visit and whom they entertain by narrating the news and scandal of the day. They thus earn about enough to maintain them in a life of laziness. WAR Gn«MarC.11 "on tho Threshold Florce Continental glruyglc. LONDON, July 7.—Sir Charles Dilke has just astonished the British publl in a manner that has set diplomats talking' E'rdbably iio othei1 tnuil England is so well acquainted with the tiend of European a flairs, and when he seriously predicts that Great. Brit ain is on the eve of a fierce toniinenta Had Not Asked Withdrawal of Troops. LONDON. July 0.—lu the house of commons) Right Hon. George H. Curzon. under secretary of the foreign Cilice* stated that the powers had not asked that the Turkish troops be withdrawn from Crete, but, he added* in consequence of representations 011 the part of the powers, the porte had suspended military operations in Crete unless the troops should be attacked by the insurgent Cretatis. Stint by ller Drunken ITuglmnd. DKTHOIT, Mien., July 8.—T. If. Otten. a drunken horse shoer, shot his wife, the bullet lodging in her shoulder, lie nlso shot -Mrs. Henry Desruisseaux, at whose house Mrs. Otten had been staying, she having left her home 011 account of her husband's dissipated and dangerous habits. Mrs. Desruisseaux was shot iu the abdomen. 15oth women will probably recover. More Turkish Outrage** LONDON, July t.—A dispatch to the Chronicle from Constantinople .says that it is reported that (50.000 Kurds in the Diarbekiar district have revolted and are pillaging the villages indiscriminately. Vale Oefeiited. HKXI.EV, England, July 8.—In the grand challenge cup boat race between the crews of Yale college and the Leander Rowing club, the latter by a length and three-quarters. TERSE NEWS. At San Francisco recentlyM iss Lillian Ashley, of boston, whose case against "Lucky" Baldwin for seduction under promise of marriage has been on file several weeks, created a sensation in court by walking over to Baldwin, drawing a revolver and firing at his head. A bystander knocked the weapon aside, so the ball merely grazed his scalp. It is believed the woman's mind is unbalanced. A St. Paul dispatch says: The most sensational manifesto in Minnesota's history is that issued by the silver republicans, who refuse to support MeKinley for president, dough for governor. or any of the republican candidates for congress. The prominence of the men signing it attracts widespread attention. Among them are Lieutenant-Governor Frank A. Day, Congressman Charles A. Towne, exCongressman John Lind, State Senators Morgan. Sanborn, Howard and Smith. Bloodshed has again marked the trouble at the Brown Hoisting'works, of Cleveland, O. One man wa's shot dead by a non-union man who had attempted to leave the works 011 his bicycle and was attacked by a portion of the mob. The police managed with great difficulty to rescue him, anil the police detail was besieged in a shop, and had great difficulty in preventing thelynchingof their prisoner. Finally a cull for troops was made, and two of the four companies under arms were hurried to the scene. The prisoner was finally loaded into a patrol wagon and locked up in the central police, station. The troops remain on guard. The committee appointed by the republican national convention to inform Garret A. Nobart of his nomination for vice-president, performed that duty on the 7th, and Mr. Ilobart formally accepted in a short speech. It is reported the Cretan insurgents defeated the Turks between Kissam. 011 the northern coast of the island of Crete, and Solino, on tho southern coast, killing 200 of them and capturing three of their cannon. The Turks were advancing to raise the siege of Kaudane, in which 1,(500Turkish troops are besieged by the rebels. The republicans of Nebraska have nominated J. H. Maccoll, of Dawson county, for governor. A dispatch from Cairo says the cholera returns for June show 4,410 cases and 3,r.0S deaths. Chicago dispatch: Three robbers entered the Canal street depot of the Metropolitan Elevated raiiroad. situated in the heart of the city, and while one of them guarded the ticket agent with a revolver, the others carried ofl all the money. The robbery was committed while trains were passing through thd depot every three minutes to 1 struggle, tho English public begins to think that a conflict is hear at hand Sir Charles solemnly declare# tha Great Britain, single-handed, is( des tined to engage Iti a terrible struggle with Germany, Kussia and France combined. The fight, he asserts, nu conic at any time within a decade, os tensibly about Kgypt, but really on a count of jealousy of (treat .Britain's colonial expausion. Therefore, Sir Charles urges (treat. Britain to hold herself free from any alliance whie might only prove illusive, and to devote herself to the development of her defenses. The publication of this letter has stirred up the t'ditor's England, and, strange to say, they all with singulai unanimity take the same pessimistic view Of the coiutinental situation that, lias been taken by the eminent writer of the alarming riote. As showing the tension in regard to the Venezuelan question, the Spectator propounds the question as to what rol America will play in the event bf Such iti European struggle, leaving it to be implied that the i'nited States would be likely to espouse tho cause of the enemies of Great Britain. CAST OFF SULTAN S YOKE. Provincial Government. Formally kloctect by the CretanK. LOSTJOS July S. A dispatch to the Standard from Athens .says that tli Cretans have electcd it provincial government, decided to proclaim the union reece, and ex- pressed the hope that autonomy will be granted the islands under the survei! lance of the powers. cMicAao CHICAGO, July 7.—At a meeting tho Iowa delegation tho following selections were made: Chairman, S. H. Kvans national committeeman, Charles A. Walsh committee on resolutions, J. S. Murphyj credentials, Will A. Wells permanent organization* U. F. Jordan honorary vice-president. M. II. King honorary secretary, S. A. Urewster member of committee to notify nominee for president, L. T. Getning to notify nominee' for vicepresident. W. If. Stackhonse member of committee cn rules, F. I). Ihiylees. CHICAGO, July 7.- The sixteenth national democratic conventioil was called to order at 12:I'J p. 111. aui( prayer was offered by Rev. Ernest M. Stircs, rector of Grace Episcopal church, of Chicago. The chairman then presented the name of David 15. Hill, of New York, for temporary chairman. A minority report from the national committee, signed by twentythree members, favored the substitution of the name of .Senator Daniel, ol Virginia. Several addresses Vfrei'e made for each side, and the minority report was finally adopted, 550 to 341. This was a victory for tho silver forces. Senator Daniel was then introduced ind made a ringing Speech for free silver, which was received wjth enthusiasm. After the completion of the standing committees, the convention adjourned until to-morrow at JO o'clock. CHICAGO, July 7.—Bolfc was the slogan Of ISO democrats at a meeting of the gold Standard men to-night. Not a bolt from the convention that was decided against, but a bolt from the ticket and the platform that the convention makes Every suggestion was received with applause, Everv contrary suggestion was received iij silence. This is the significant resolution suggested by Mr. Irish, of California, anil adopted: That each sound money delegation select a member to return to his state nd get the views of his party on tht matter and report back to the chairman (Senator Gray) in July, if possible. CHICAGO, July 8.—At 10:50 Senator Daniel called the convention to order. The report of the committee 011 redentials was called for, but as it was not ready, speeches were made by overnor Ilogg, of Texas Senator laekb. rn* of Kentucky Governor Mtgeld, of Illinois ex-Governor Overineyer. of Kansas and Congressman Williams, of Massachusetts. The redeutial.s committee then reported all oolite ts except that of Michigan mil the report was adopted, Conven tion then adjourned until 5 p. 111. When the second session was called to order the credentials committee re ported, seating four silver delegates iki- Michigan, which changed the dele ation, under the unite rule, from gold to silver. A minority report favored the gold delegation. After a do/.en speeches had been made for each side of the question, a vote resulted in a defeat of the minority report, 308 to 5"5. and the silver delegates were seated. The committee 011 permanent organisation reported in favor of Sen White, of California, for chair man and Thos. J. Cogau, of Ohio, for secretary. Mr. White was cscorted to the chair and made a short speech after which the convention adjourned until 10 o'clock to-morrow morning. Sjialn Will Strind Alone. MADHIII, July 0.—The chamber of deputies defeated a Carlist amendment to the address 111 reply to the speech from the throne to the effect that Spain ought to join the Franco-Russian alliance in conformity with the exigencies of Tier colonial and Mediterranean interests and in order resist, the •'perfidy of the United States.'1 Wiilliiiff Will l»p llungcil August 7. NKHTOKT, lvv., July 7.—Alonzo J. Walling, convicted of the murder of I'earl Hryan, is sentenced to be hanged August 7. IOWA PATENT OFFICE REPORT. DKS MOINKS, July t).—John Miller, assignor of one-fourth to E. E. Gatchel. (bot of Stuart.. Iowa,) has been allowed a patent for hardening copper. The primary object of the patent hiw is not for individual benefit, but for the publicgood and a monopoly of any patentable discovery or invention is grunted in view of getting it on record so it cannot become a lost art. Mr. Miller's invention consists in a composition and a process for hardening- copper, (covered by separati!claims) nnd is an important improvement in metallurgy. A razor and other edge tools xliihitcd show that ductile copper has been hardened to adapt it for making edge tools that require strength and durability. Mr. Miller claims that bis process also prevents oxidation and detonation, and consequently there will be no verdigris to poison persons whe may be wounded by tools made of copper. Valuable information about obtaining, valuing and selling patents sent free to any address. Printed copies of the drawings and specifications of any l.nite.d States patent sent upon receipt of ~Ti cents. Our practice is not confined to Iowa. Inventors in other states can have our services upon the same terms as the Hawkeyes. THOMAS G. ANDJ. ll.W.IUR OKWIO, Solicitors of Patents. Mirrors that will not break are made of polished and transparent celluloid plate, backed with quicksilver, like ordinary glass mirrors. A German 111 -Houghton, Mich., intent.011 suicide, dived into a vatcontaining 300 gallons of beer. He was rescued, and the owner of the brewery threw away the beer. A vile wretch sent a bottle of wine anonymously to William L. Clotigh, a business man of Springfield, 'Mass. The wine was analyzed and found to contain enough strychnine to kill a dozen men. Alex. Newnan, of Decker, Ind., while hunting was attacked by a flock of cranes. They fought him furiously and tried to pick out his eyes. Hy clubbing them with his gun lie killed thirteen of them. An esteemed friend was invited to dine bv a lady in Chichester. England. The friend, a lndv, while at table, was bitlen by a pet dog belonging to the hostess. The friend brought suit and recovered £50. Policemen in the city of Moscow carry lanterns at night. When an officer rests or enters a house, the lantern is set on the sidewalk near where he happens to be. ORLb, OF THE Yt aald that Gladstone bts proi? iaed kid physicians never to mak* an other public upeecti. It is said that last year when Cecil Rhodes was in England he fell in lovo with Oeorgina, dowager countess ol Dudley, who la still a beauty though a grandmother. Louis, tho Greek peasant, who won the foot race between Marathon and Athena, has since been treated HB sort of deinl-god. His sayingB are reported In the papers, crowds of men and women follow him in tho street and the king of Greece has Invited both Louts and his father to the palace. There Is an Italian In New York who employs 125 bootblacks to work lor him on the various ferryboats plying abtftlt tho city. The boys Keceive J3.50 each a week and in return £ls up to the man overytliin# they have.., made during the day, Including tips, fli makes sure of getting all that )a cording to him by searching their clothes every night. His income Is said to amount to some hundreds of dollars a week. Through Tellowntono Park on a Blcfclft The passenger department of the Burlington Route has issued—and will gladly mail to anyone who will ask tot it—a little booklet giving full information about the best way to make tho tour of Yellowstone Park on a bicycle., There is nothing experimental about the Idefc, Tho trip has been made again an^l cgaln—to the supreme satisfaction of ever/ one of the dozens riders who have been bold enough to undertake it. The booklet contains a good map of the park and also tells the reader what the trip costs, what the roads are like, what to take, etc. Write for a copy. J. Francis, General Passenger Agent, Omaha, Neb. A life of pleasure makes erren the strong* est mind frivolous at last.—Bu)w«r. A Child Enjoy* The pleasant flavor, gentle action and •oothing cffects of Syrup of Figs, when in need of a laxative, and if the father or mothor bo costive or bilious, tho most gratifying results follow its use so that ifc is the best family remedy known, and every family should have a bottle on hand. It is sai-d that a good railroad locomotiv'tf will travel 1,000,000 miles before it is worn out. 16 TO 1 Ton WUI Like Virginia. July7and21, August 4 and 18, ticketa r?ill bo sold from all points in tho northwest over the Big Four Koute and Chesapeake & Ohio railway to Virginia at one fare plus $2.00 for the round trip. Ilomeseekera should take advantage of this cheap rate to visit the rijh farm lands, Virginia never had a cyclone. It has a perfect climate, cheap transportation, and the best markets the world. Send fot* rates, free descriptive pamj y?c list of desirable farm* for sat. Truitt, ST.. W. P. A., 234 CChicago. M^s. Mary Abair, a woman had a ieuilache, died recently n«re, Moh. an-i FITS fro® and permanently rur*rt. No flis aftrr liit tlay'.H 1 01 of DP. Kline's (*rr Jfestorrr. 1'rt« $2 tr aM»oitl«wmJ WaryCiuuacurts. lR.Ku.NK,i)3l ArcbfeU PhlovJelpiilA.P* by only Chinos® Tho engliKh laug ungo is spoken about 125,000,000 persons, while tho Is spolteu by over 400,000,000. If tho Baby Is Cutting- xectli, Bi» aure and use that old and well-tried remedy. Hu WmsLow's SOOTQIKGSYKPP for Childre3 Teethlnir. Our grand business is not to see what He# dimly at a distance, but to do what liet clearly at hand.—Carlyle. ITaIl'» Catarrh Cure fs taken internally. Price, 75c. A nail making machine produces as many nails in a given time as was formerly made by ,0W men. Coujcli KAliUiJ Is tho O/dest and l»cst. It ivill break up a Cold qntaJn» )Jian vi}thine else. It Is always reliable. Ti It. I-'ublic Opinion says that cider is especially useful as a corr«-tive of the uric acid ciiathesiR, nnd shcruld have a trial in all cases of gout. You (VIII reallzo the greatest amount of good In th* shortest time and at tho leatt expense by taking Sarsaparilla The One True Blood Purifier. AH druggists. |1 Hood's Pills are easy to take, easy to operate. BILIOUSNESS is caused by torpid liver nnd produces hnadaelie, dlzxtuess, loss of appottle. disgust for food, coated tongue, constipation, and bll|i ious fover It neftlocted. A POSI­ TIVE CUBE Is found in Dr. Kay's Renovator! MRS. O. C. TIUYKR, Ml. of Anita, low*. wrlt«8: "1 hare taken tr. Kay's Kcnovntor for Couitipufloii and BILIOdMNKSS an.ijthfti* given tho beat of tmttafacilun." Dr. Kay's Krn«»vator IN roM »»Y druggist* at 25 cts. and $1.00. or went by mall by Dr. «l. Kay illetllcnl Omaha, 8 -na stamp for Jh'RKK* 8.431- 1*1JKundo valuable booklet. 'SO I$u. r»c»x*3 life— flavor, stands Sparkling with rich with delicious HIRES Rootbeer first as nature's purest and most refreshing drink. Best by any test. Ifade only bj Tbp Charle* R. nireu Co.. PhftaArlphla. 15c. package rs&Itea 6 pfcUort*. tio'd e?erv where. WANTED—PRIVATE DETECTIVES In every city nnd toxrn In tho United Htatfcs oi Cauada. not necessary. KnrMosg^wo stamps for particulars. DKS MOINES PHI- VATJO PKTKtrnVJS ASSOCIATION, ofllcus over Ko. 3SI K. Kifth Mrcot, J)*»K Moines. Iowa. 'Successfully Prosecutes Claims. I.atoPrlnolp»l BWmlner U.8. PSUBIOH Bureau. 3jr»lo liut n*r. l&fttOuiUcMlugcliuui*, »ttj «lw LiNDSEY+OMAHA*RUBBERS] lad 1/umeK turn!. Hook urn MKK. Dr. H- »». WOOM.EY, ATLANTA, RE Best Cough 8?tup. Tan latrine. fioM

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