The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on October 22, 1890 · Page 6
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 22, 1890
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Auooinmitttlcfttlonsfor this pajwf ahbiildbciiccoin- by the numc of (ti« author; not neccssitrfiy for llofttlon, imt U8 an evidence of (rood fulth on tlie i 1>' thn writer. Writ'' only on one side of tlic rn- Be iiart.k-.ul&rly ciuvf ul In nlvlnpt nnmes and date* iflvethuleMern and ngni-us Hulii mid distinct. Prop- tt uiincg ftre often dlinculi to decipher, hecnnae of tho *.Melc«H manner in which they »ic wrlttan. A NEW method of storing grain is bo- Ing introduced. Steel tanks are filled ••With grain, and by a suction pump the :»lt is partly exhausted and a quantity ot <*arbonic acid gas admitted. AFTER a six months' suspension ol •work and a careful wooding of tho students the University of St. Petersburg has reopened. Fourteen students wore .arrested and imprisoned recently. BXPRUTS say that the buried city of Totnpeii has not yet yielded up a third •of its artistic treasure; that at tho pros- «nt rate of progress seventy years will «lapse before it is thoroughly uneartli- FKKWNAND DE LHSSEPS, who was a 'few years a<jo regarded as one of the greatest men in France, is now a broken old man, socially, financially and physi cally. Do Lessopa will be eighty-five years old November 19 should ho sur- wive till tlion. "VICTOR EMANUKT-, the heir-apparent "to tho crown of Italy, assumed a fictitious title while traveling in Russia anc Cksrmaiiy, not long ago. The title happened to belong by heredity to an im pecunious Italian, who has now sued tho Prince for compensation for its use. AS IT NOW STANDS. Complete List of Changes Mad* by McKinley's Bill. Comparative Showing' of th« Under the New Law nnd That • In Force Uofor* It* TAX Following is given a carefully-prepared list of tho tariff changes. The figures first given are those of the Mo- Kinley bill, while those last named are those formerly in force. In many instances the changes made are from ad valorem to specific, which accounts for the per cent, being given in the figures for the old law: Chemical Schedule. 'A. T/erNivoN paper suggests that as "ihe elotcric light is so rapidly supplant- iog gag, and the latter is only used for ither purposes as a heater, it might be lutther used by the public executioner *"*s a humane agent for the disposal of •criminalsby asphyxiation, especially in .the United States. every farmer in the eastern •part of Mt. Pleasant Township, Westmoreland County, and in the northern end. of Bullskin Township, Fayotto County, Pa., has gone into an agreement to prevent the killing of all game for the next five years. The signers will prosecute all trespassers. PIIOF. MOLI.EU, of Carlsruhe, haa •made some interesting observation on •clouds. The highest clouds, cirrus, and •cirri-stratus, rise on an average to a 'Height of nearly 30,000 feet. The middle •ctoiidsk^ep at from about 10,000 to 23,000 feet ia height, while the lower clouda oreach to between 3,000 and 7,000 feet. THE Boston Medical and Surgical Journal tells of a physician who recommended one of his lady patients to take some outdoor exercise for her nervous troubles. In payment for his advice she shortly afterward sent him a cord o: •wood which she had herself choppec *rom a wood lot. She is all right now BRUNSWICK, Ga., claims a tough som •nambulist. The story is that whil asleep he walked out of a second-story -window and fell to the street below "The fall did not awake him, and he walked back into the house and went t ' 'bed again. His wounds were not seri • ous though quite painful when ho final , ly awoke. MOUMONDOM is not dead; in fact it ha taken a big step toward meeting the re . quirements of the Government at Dtal Tho elders of the church have prepared & now declaration of faith, which omits polygamy as one of its features, thus • complying with the law and at tlio same • time restoring the members of tho sect 'v to tho rights of American citizenship. children of Prince Albert, of "Prussia, are being taught to use their hands as well as their brains. Their father is as well versed in the mysteries .-of bookbinding as tho Emperor Frederick was in carpentering, and the two . elder sons of Prince Albert have learned • enough masonry to bo able to build a - small pavilion under proper suporinton- ' dence. The younger brother is to be a joiner. _^_^_^___.._...— COMMISSIONER RA.UM made his annual report of tho affairs of tho Pension Of- lice the other day. At the end of the last fiscal year, there were 537,91-1 pensioners on the rolls, 0(5,937 original claims being allowed during the year. At tho close of tho year $580,283 remained in tho hands of agents, and there wore SO, (538 pensioners unpaid, who were entitled toreceivo$4,357,317, which : has since boon paid. Acetic acid not exceeding 1.047 specific gravity, l'/i cents a pound; 2 cents. Boracic acid, 5 cents a pound; 4 cents for commercial. Chromic acid, 10 cents; 15 per cent. Sulphuric acid, '4 cent a pound; free. Tannin, 75 cents; $1. Carbonate of ummonin, IJf cents; 30per cent. Muriate of ammonia, 5£ cent; 10 per cent. Sulphate of ammonia, 14 cent; 20 per cent. Blue vitriol. 2 cents; 3 cents. Chloroform, 25 cents a pound; GO cents. Sulphuric ether, 40 cents; 50 cents. Nitrous ether, K> cents; 30cents. Oil of cognac, $2.50; $4. Oil of ruin, $2.»0: W. Dyeing or tanning extracts, % cent a pound; 20 per cent. i Kxtract of hemlock bark, V4 cent; SO per cent. Gelatine, glue and isinglass, value below 7 cents a pound, U» cents; between? and oO cents a pound, a"» per cent.; above 30 cents, HO per cent. Old law, glue, 20 percent.; gelatine, 30 per cent.; isinglass, S5 per cent. Crude glycerine, IJi cents; 2 cents. Refined glycerine, <ti/ a cents; 5 cents. Indigo pastes or extract, 94 cent; 10 per cent. Cai-mined indigo, 10 cents; 10 per cent, lodoform, $1.60; $3. Licorice, 514 cents; 7 cents. Carbonate ot magnesia, 4 cents; 5 cents. Calcined magnesia, 8 cents; 10 cents. Epsom salts, 3-10 cent; 1U cents. Morphia, &0 cents an ounce; 81. Alizarine containing &0 per cent, or more castor oil, 80 cents a gallon; less than 50 per cent, castor oil, 40 cents; all other, 30 per cent. Old law, 8 cents. Cod liver oil, 15 cents a gallon; 35 per cent. Cottonseed oil, 10 cents; 35 cents. Croton oil, 30 cents a pound; 50 cents. Flax or poppy seed oil, 33 cents a gallon; 85 ents. Poppy seed oil free. Olive oil, as cents a gallon; 85 per cent. Peppermint oil, 80 cents a pound; '85 per cent. Fish oil, 8 cents a gallon; H5 per cent. Opium containing less than 9 per cent, of morphia and opium prepared for smoking, $12 a xmnd; $10 a pound. The old law prohibited mportation of opium containing less than 9 percent morphia; containing more than that, crude, $1 a pound. Barytes, crude, $1.12 a ton; 10 per cent. Burytesi, manufactured, $8.73 u ton; \i cent a )ound. Blues, 6 cents a pound; SO per cent. Satin white, J£ cent a pound; 25 percent. Chromium colors, 4!£ cents; 25 percent. Artists' water-color paints, 30 per cent; 25 per cent. Ochre and umber, dry, X cent; ground la oil, t cents, y-, and 1 cent. Ultramarine blue, 4J4 cents; 5 cents. Varnishes, gold size or Japan, 35 per cent, and 81,32 per gallon ad valorem on spirit varnishes. Old law, 40 per cent, on varnishes, gold size free; japan, 40 per cent. Vermilion red, 12 cents a pound; 25 per cent. Wash blue, 3 cents; 20 per cent. Orange mineral, Zy t cents; 3 cents. Phosphorus, 20 cents; 10 cents. Caustic, 1 cent; 20 per cent. Saltpeter, 1 cent; \y'i cents. Mercurial medicinal preparations, 35 per cent.; 50 per cent. Sartonine.and salts containing over 80 per cent, of sartonlne, $2.50 a pound: $3. Castile soaps, 1J4 cents a pound; SO per cent. Saleratus, 1 cent; I'/i cents. Sulphate of soda, $1.25 a ton; 20 per cent. Strychnine, 40 cents an ounce; 50 cents. Retined sulphur, $8 a ton; $10. Flowers of sulphur, JfO a ton; $20. Sumac ground, 4-10 cent a pound; 3-10 cent. Eitrths, JQarthenware and Gliissware. Fire brick, plain, $1.25 a ton; 20 per cent. Fire brick, ginned, 45 per cent.; 20 per cent. Tiles, from 2f> to 45 percent.; 25 to 60 per cent. Hydraulic cement, 7 cents per 100 pounds; 20 per cent. Lime, 6 cents per 100 pounds; 10 per cent. Gypsum, ground, Slutori; calcined, $1.25 a ton. Old law, 85 per cent, for all. Common plain earthen or stone ware, 25 per cent.; SO per cent, above ten gallons capacity. Decorated ware ot till kinds, including lava tips for burners, 60 per cent.; r>r> per cent. Gas retorts, !K! each: 2f> per cent. Glass boillcs, holding from ^ to V, pint, Hi cents a pound; holding less than & pint, 50 cents a gross. Old law—Green and colored glass, 1 cent u pound; flint and lime glass, 40 per cent. Decorated flint, lime and pressed glassware, 60 per cent.; 40 and 45 per cent. Glass chimneys, etc., 60 per cent,; per cent. Heavy blown glass, 60 per cent., 40 per cent. Porcelain or opal glassware, 60 percent.; 40 per cent. Unpolished cylinder crown and common window Rtass, from 1 3-10 to 316 cents ;i pound, according to size; 19« cents to 2?» cents. Cylinder and crown glass, polished, 4 to 40 cents a square foot; 2ij to 40 cents. Plate glass, obscured in any way, shall pay same duty as polished glass unsilvered (new provision). Looking glass frames, 30 per cent.; new duty. Cast polished plate glass cylinder crown or window glass, decorated, 10 percent, additional duty (new provision). Spectacles and frames, 60 per cent.; 25 to 45 Penknives aud erasers, 12 cents to 13 a dozen And 50 per cent.; old law, 80 pel- cent. RnKors, $1 to $1.75 A dozen and 30 pet cent.; fell other knives, 10 cents to $5 a dozen and fo toer cent.; 35 per cent. ' • •< . Files, etc., 35 cents to $9 a dozen; II,BO to IB. SO. Shotguns, $1 to $0 each and 23 per cent i 85 •er cent. Ret elvers, 40 cents to $1 and 38 per cent.; 85 per cent. • Iron or steel articles glazed with vitreous glasses, 45 and 50 per cent, (new provision). Out nails and spikes, 1 cent a pound; 1J4 cents. Wire nails. 2 to 4 cents; 4 cents. Spikes, horseshoes, etc., 1 8-10 cen-ts, 2 cents. Cut tacks, 3!< and 2-& cents; 8H and 3 cents. Plates, engraved or lithographed, for printing, 85 per cent, (new provision). Railway splice bars, 1 cent; 1>4 cents. Wood screws, 5 to 14 cents a pound; 6 to 14 cents, ' Ingots and blooms for wheels, 1-Jf cents; 8 cents, Aluminum, crude or alloy, IB cents a pound; free. Bronze powder, 12 cents; 15 per cent. Aluminum in leaf, 8 cents a package; 10 per cent. Copper ore, % cent; 8V4 cents. Old coppei, 1 cent; 3 cents. Coarse copper and cement, 1 cent; 3J£ cents. Pig copper, etc., IH cents; 4 conts. Free copper for the United States mint is omitted in tho new law. Bullion and metal thread, 30 per cent.; 35 per cent. Gold leaf. $2 a package; $1.50. All ores containing lead, l'/i cents a pound on the lead (new provision.) Sheet, lead and shot, sy t cents; 3 cents. Mica, 35 per cent.; free. Nickel oxide or alloy, 10cents; 15 cents Gold pens, 35 per ceut.; 13 cents a gross. Quicksilver, 10 cents a pound: 10per cetit. Typo metal, !'/» cents a pound for lead contained; 20 per cent. Block tin, 4 cents; free unless product of tin mines in the United States In any year prior to July 1,1895, shall have exceeded5,000 tons; then it shall come In free. Chronometers, 10 per cent.; 85 per cent. Pig zinc, 1% cents a pound; l'/J cents. Manufactures of metal, including aluminum (new provision), not otherwise provided for, 45 per cent.; 40 per cent. "Wood and Manufacture! of.' Hewn timber, etc., 10 per cent.; 20 per cent. White pine, $1 a thousand; $3. In estimating board measure under this schedule no deduction shall be made on board measure on account of planing tongue in and grooving; pro- Tided that in case any foreign country shall impose an export duty upon pine, spruce, elm or other logs, or upon stave bolts, shingle wood or beading blocks exported to the United States from such country, then the duty upon the sawed lumber herein pl-ovided for when imported from such country shall remain the same as nxed by the laws in force prior to the passage of this act (new provisions). Cedar posts, ties and poles, 20 per cent, after March 1, *.«,„. Sawed cabinet woods, 15 per cent.; $3 a thousand. • •• Veneers, 20 per cent.; 35 cents a ton. Pine clapboards, $1 a thousand; $2. Pickets and palings, 10per cent.; 20 percent. While pine shingles, 20 cents a thousand; all others, 30 cents; old law, 35 cents for all shingles. Furniture partly finished, 35 per cent.; 30per cent. Sugar. The bounty of 15* cents on alt sugars produced in the United States testing above 80 and under 90 by the polariscopo, and of 8 cents on all testing over 90, is a necessary pro vision. Sugars below No. 16 Dutch standard In color are admitted freo; above that grade they pay y, cent a pound duty, and In addition 1-10 cent a pound shall be collected on sugars above No. 16 coming from any country that pays a greater export bounty on refined sugars than on the raw product. All machinery Imported into the United States between January 1, 1890, and January 1, 1892, to be used in making beet sugar shall not pay duty. Under the old law sugars between Nos. Ifl and 20 Dutch standard paid 3 cents a pound duty; above No. 20, 3 51-100 cents a pound; beet sugar machinery, 63 per cent. The payment of the bounty shall begin April 1, 1891; provided that in March, 1891, sugars not above No. 16 may be refined and stored In bond without payment of duty. Confectionery not specifically provided lor, 60 per cent.; 5 to 10 cents a pound. Tobacco nnd Clears. Cigar wrappers, $3 a pound; if stemmed, $2.75; 75 cents and $1. All other leaf, stemmed. 50 cents; 40 cents. Cigars, cheroots and cigarettes of all kinds, $4.50 a pound and 25 per cent.; $2.50 and 25 per cent. On oarpots the duty ha« been infirea*sd trott. Ml to 60 per cent. . . • • • Silk find Silk Good*. Silk partially manuf ftctured ttota cosoon. of from Wash silk, and not further advanced or manufactured than carded or combed silk, 60 cents a, pound; 35 per cent. All manufactures containing worn or oattiel Argoat hair shall bo classified as manufactures of wool (how provision). Pulp, llnokft nnd fnpcr. Wood pulp, $3.50 to $3 a ton; 10 per cent. Tic sue paper, m'ade up or loose, 8 cents a pound and 15 per cent.; 30 per cent. Sensitized paper, 35 per cent.; 25 per cent. Surface coated papers and manufactures thereof nnd albums, 35 per cent,; 35 per cent. Envelopes, 80 cents per 1,000; 35 per cent. Blank books, B5 per «ent.; 80 per cent.. Playing cards, 50 cents a pack; 100 per cent. Manufactures of paper, 85 per cent.; 16 to 85 per cent. Sundries, Bristles, 10 conts a pound; 15 cents. Brushes! and brooms, etc., 40 percent.; $5 and 30 per cent. Pearl and shell buttons, 2',', cents a line, button measure, and 25 per cent.; 23 per cent. Ivory, bone or horn buttons, 50 per cent.; S5 per cent. Shoo buttons, valued at not exceeding 3 cents a gross. 1 cent a gross; 85per cent. Cork bark, 10 cents a pound. Corks, 15 cents a pound; 25 per cent. Fire crackers of all .kinds (no allowance for tare), 8 cents n pound; 100 per cent. ' Powder valued at loss than 20 cents a pound, 6 cents; 6 cents. Friction matches, 10 cents a gross box and 1 cent per 1,000 according to size of box; 35 per cent. Undressed feathers 10 per cent.; 85 per cent. Glass beads, loose, 10 per cent.; SOjpor cent. Human hair, unmanufactured, 20 tier cent.; 30 per cent. Crinoline cloth, 8 cents a square yard; 30 per cent. Hair for mattresses, 15 per cent,; 2f> per cent. Beaver hats and fine hat bodies, 55 per cent.; SO and 30 per cent. Jewelry, 50 per cent; 25 per cent. Precious stonns, set. 25 per cent; 25 per cent. Belting and solo leather, 10 per cent; 18 per cent. Leather suitable for conversion into manufactured articles shall pay duty according to articles Intended: 30 per centi' Kid gloves, $1.75 to $3.25 a dozen, according to size; suedes, M)"per cent.; leather gloves, 60 per cent., with from 50 cents to $1 a dozen additional, according to stylo; provided that nil gloves represented to be below their grade shall pay $5 a dozen additional, and that no gloves shall pay less than 50 per cent. The old duty ox\ these gloves was 50 per cent. Miscellaneous manufactures show a general reduction of about 25 per cent.' in the various rates of duties. Common tobacco pipes of.clay, 18 cents a gross; 35 per cent. Hatters' plush, 10percent.; 25per cent. Silk and alpaca umbrellas, 55 per cent.; 50 THE LAST RITES, I Ae$Uftts6, per cent. Umbrellns, etc., covered with other material, per cent. Lensos costing $1.50 gross pairs or less, 60 per HKHK is a description of the appearance Speaker Rood's desk made at the close of the session: "Tho Speaker'a desk was a source of amusement to tho Jew visitors at tho Capitol. The blua •baize, covering had been removed, and the right half of tho desk, where the i»avel of the Speaker foil, was found to be nothing but a mass of splinters about tho size of a match. Many of these splinters were taken away by the visitors as souvenirs of the Fifty-first Congress. '' ^__________ 'Oviiii 40,000 letters were returned by •the Dead-letter Ottio to writers in Phil adelphia during the last three months. -Carelessness in addressing the missives twas the cause of the failure of delivery in a majority of these cases. If the same proportion of blunders is per jpetrated by the people outside of Phil .adelphitt there is no longer any room for wonder at the need of so extensive an • establishment as the Dead-letter OiHca ihas coiiio to be. c 'TiiKiiK is no country in tho known •n-jorld where volcanic eruptions have live' 1 ' 1 so numerous as in Iceland, or have on coi. Hproud over so largo a surface. N if tho isle is wholly freo from the Produ, of volcanic agency, and it may DwPlaii-iy cullud the abod.e of subtcr- "" heat. Vesuvius i* dwarfed into T T7 lance by the twenty volcanoes _ all of them larger. The lava °~~ last eruption in Iceland, in At REPD' 11 computed to contain oil,«*-* *«**«• *"- cubic feeti W bii e the larg- ' Vesuvius on record, that irew out 730,000,000 cubiq cent.; 45 per cent. Painted window-glass, glass windows or mirrors not exceeding 144 square inches, 45 per cent.; 30 and 40 per ceut. IM;ut>lo and Stone. In measuring murble slubs none shall be computed at less Uiau one inch in thickness (new provision). Burr stones, 15 per cont.; 20 per cent. Undressed building or monumental stone, 11 cents u cubic foot; $1 a ton. Dressed, 40 per cent.; 20 per cent. I\l«lills, Iron ami Steel. Iron ore containing not morn than 3Vj per cent, copper, 75 cents a ton; ore containingy."> percent, or more of sulphur, free, except oa the copper it contains. No de.iluclion to be made from weight of ore on account of moist- ture (new provision). Ferro manganese and ferro silicon iron in ;s, 3-10 cents a pound (new provision), tound and square iron not less than J{ Inch cross section, (HOcent a pound; 1 cent. Flat iron less than 1 inch wide und % inch thick, round iron not less than 7-16 inch in diameter and square iron less than % inch, 1 cent a pound; 1 1-10 cents. liound iron less than 7-16 inch and rolled iron shape, 1 1-10 cents; 1 3-10 cents. Structural iron, 9 10 cent; 1 4-10 cents. Plate iron or steel not thinner than No. 10, valued at less than 13 cents a pound, V, to 3'/j cents a pound; above 13 cents, 45 per cent.: old law, 1>4 cents if iron: 45 per cent, steel. Forglngs of iron or st.eele not specially provided for, 23-10 cents, but shall not pay less than 45 per cent.; 2y, cents. Band or scroll iron, valued at 3 cents a pound or less, 8 inches wide or less. 1 to 1 3 10 cents a pound, according to the thickness; 1 to Hoops or ties, manufactured, 210 cent additional; 1 MO ceut it iron; if of steel, 45 per • Ka'ilw.iy bars, 6-10 cent a pound; old rates varied from 7-10 cent a pound to S17 a ton. The duty on tin plute goes into effect July 1, 1891 • 3 3-10 cents a pound on manufacturers of which tin is a part, 55 per cent. It is provided that if on October 1. 1897, the amount of plates manufactured in the United States does not equal lor the preceding year one-third the im- portutions then the duty shall cease. The old rate vras I 4-10 cents. Steel ingot billets, saw plates, etc., 4-10 to 7 cents a pound, according to value; old law, 45 per cent. OB all valued at less than 4 cents a pound; from 2 to 3!* cents a pound on higher Values. Wire, smaller than No. 10 gauge, IVi to 3 cents a pound; I'.i to 3 cents. . No article manufactured wholly or in part of tiu platu or hoop, bound or scroll iron or steel sliall pay u less duty than the material at which it, is composed (new provision). Forgings of Iron or .-teel or botu combined, I S-10 cents a pound; a cents. . Axles, 2 cents; 2',5 ceuts. When fitted in wheel* they shall pay the same duty as the wheel.':. Agricultural Products and Provisions Horses and mules, 530 if valued at over »1BO; 30 per cent. CattlB more than 7 years old. $10; less than 1 year, $24; hogs, $1.50; sheep, 75 cents and 81.50; all other live stock, 20 per cent. The old law made all animals dutiable at 20 per cent. The agricultural schedule contains many items of small importance; the general tend of the change beini? an Increase on oranges, lemons and limes, however there is a decrease of about 25 per cent. Special Wines, Etc, Spirits distilled from grain or cordials not specially provided for, K.5J a gallon; 82. Imi,,« * A*\ tation liquors shall be subject to the highest w ana 45 Tate o{ duty provided for the genuine articles, and in no case less than Ja.SO a gallon; SI to S3. Bay rum, $1.50; $1; provided that it shall bo lawful for the Secretary of the Treasury, in his discretion, to authorize the ascertainment of the proof of wines, cordials and other liquors, by distillation or otherwise, in cases where it is impracticable to ascertain such proof by the means prescribed by existing law or regulations (new provisions). Sparkling wines, $2 a dozen per half pint;, in excess of three gallons, $2.M> a gallon. Old rates were, $7, $3.fiU, $1.75 a bottles. Ale, porter or beer, bottled or jugged, 40 cents a gallon ; 35 cents. Ginger ale, etc., imported in plain glass bottles holding less than I'-i pints, 13 and 26 cents a dozen; if otherwise than In such bottles, 50 centii a gallon, and same duty on coverings as if Imported empty; 20 per cent. Mineral waters and Imitations of natural waters, in plain bdttles, containing not more than one pint, 16 cents a dozen; quarts, 25 cents; if imported otherwise, 30 cents a gallon and same provisions as to coverings; 30 per cent. Cotton Manufactures Yarn, 10 to 48 cents a, pound, valued under $1; over $1 a pound, r>0 per cent; 18 to 85 cents. The duty on cloth is laid on a baals of 2 cents a square yard, not exceeding fifty threads to the square inch, and ranges from that up. to 10 cents a yard and 35 per cent., a reduction of y» cent on the lower grades and an increase of l /i cents on higher. Cloth containing mixture of silk pays 10 cents and 3J per cent. Ready-made clothing, ix) percent.; with rubber a component pait, 5'J cents a pound, and 5U per cent. Old rates, 35 40 per cent. Pile fabrics, 10 cents a yard and !30 per cent.; old rates, 35 and 40 par cent. Hose, 80 cents and 20 per cent, to $3. and 40 per cent, a dozen according lf> value; 40 per cent. Cotton cords, 40 per cent.; 35 per cent. Manufactures not specially provided for, 40 per cent,; 35 per cent. Flax, Hemp and Jute. Hackled flax, 3 cents a pound; $40 a ton. Hackled hemp, $30 a ton; $25. Binding twine, manufactured in whole or in part of islle mauilla, sisal or sunn, 4-10 cent a pound; 2'/i cents. Cables, cordage and twine, 1V» to 3 cents; S'/i to 3!j cents. Burlaps not over 60 inches wide, \% cents; 30 per cent. Grain bags of burlap, 2 cents; 40 per cent. Cotton bagging and gunny cloth, 1 6 10 and 1 8-10 cents a yard: !'/« and 2 cents a pound and 3 and 4 cents a yard. Flax gill netting, etc., 15 cents a pound and 45 per cent.; 40 per cent. Sticks for umbrellas, ete., plain, 35 per cent.; covered, 50 per cent.; 30 per cent. Chniigos In the Free List. In tho free list the following changes are mode: Animals imported for breeding purposes must be of pure blood of a recognized breed and duly registered in the book of record established for that breed. The old law admitted such animals on proof satisfactory to the Secretary of the Treasury: also the teams of persons coming into the United States from foreign countries. Wild animals intended for exhibition In zoological collections for scientific and educational purposes, and u,ot for sale or profit, are also admitted free. ,_,... The provision providing for the return freo of duty of articles of American manufacture once sent out of the country is extended to make its terms more explicit and to prevent fraud. Bolting cloth to come in free must not be suitable for manufacture into wearing apparel. Straw braids, etc.. for making or ornamenting hats and bonnets dutiable at 20per cent, are added. ' Cotton waste, or flocks, is made free. Precious stones other than diamonds, rough or uncut, glaziers' and engravers' diamonds not set, and watch jewels are included. Free eggs are limited to those of biros, flsn and insects. Fashion plates engraved on cotton are made The following are added to the free list: Cur»ants, dates, jute, jute butts, sisal grass, sunn, other textile grasses, unroamiiaoturea grouse, sour orange juice, paper stock and other waste, phosphate for other than fertilizing purposes, potash, seeds nnd bulbous roots, not edible; 8U":irs under No. 16 Dutch standard, and all forms ot sugar and molasses below that grade; In- nnd pitch, tobacco stems, turpentine; nickel and nickel matte, with this proviso: That ores of nickel and nickel matte containing more than 10 per cent, of copper shall pay a duty of y, cent a pound on the copper contamea therein. ltift«f«i Service! at Wkihtitfion Ore* the Hetnntns of th« tftte Justice Miller-' iluHnl of the Late General lielknnp. j WASHINGTON, Odfc, l?.~The lunefal e^fvices in fctils'city ov6r the remains of the late Justice Miller took t>laoe Thursday afternoon in the Supreme Court chambers. Shortly after 9 o'clock the remains, escorted by the justices, tho President and memhers of his Cabinet, the family and a few Intimate friends of the de* ceased, were taken to the capital, where the casket was placed in the center of the space in front of the bench upon which Justice Miller sat for so many years. The chair of the dead Justice was draped in black, and flowers, sent by friends and associates, were placed along the railing near the bench. The services were opened with the singing of the hymn "Abide with Me," by a quartette of male voices. Rev. Dr. Sbippen, of tho Unitarian church, then road the Unitarian burial ritual. The quartette thon sung "Como Unto Mo," and the simple services were closed with a short address by Rev. Dr. Bartlott, of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church. At 7:40 p. m. the train bearing the remains loft the city for Kookuk, la., accompanied by the family and a few friends of tho late Justice, Chief-Justice Fuller, Justice Brewer, Marshal Wright, Mr. Faust, Justice Miller's page, and a few others. OENBBAL BKLKNAP LATD TO UK ST. WASIIINOTOK, Oct. 17.—General Belknap's funeral took place from St. John's Church. Long before the remains arrived tho church was crowded. The remains, escorted by Union Veterans, G. A. R. Veterans and the Third Artillery Band, • followed by tho family and friends, arrived at the church promptly at 10:30. The casket wa^borne by six non-commissioned officers of -the arcillery (all in full uniform), followed by the honorary pall-bearers and relatives. As the remains were brought into the church the choir sang "Lead, Kindly Light," after which. Dr. Douglass, assisted by Rev. Stuart Crockett, Rev. John M. E. Meoke, Rev. C. M. Pine and Rev. Robert Wood, read the Episcopal funeral service. The casket was thon placed in the hoarse, and, preceded by the G. A. R. "Old Guard" and followed by a large procession of friends, was taken to Arlington Cemetery, where the remains, were placed in their last resting place. The honorary pall-bearers were Secretary Noble, ex-Postmaster General Cresswell, General L. A. Grant, Assistant Secretary of War; General Cyrus- Bussoy, Assistant Secretary of the In terior; General Batcheller, General Benet, General Vincent, General H. A. Boynton, of the Cincinnati Commercial- Gazette; General W. R. Veazoy, Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic; Hallet Ivilbourn,, Senator Manderson and two member* of the Loyal Legion. THE HOTEL FIRE. th* Iowa Supreme tlte Wfttbrly Oout t t»eel«tei that »W Wot Kill CATCHING MENHADEN. HOTT 165.000 of the Fishes Wore Taken at One Haul of the Seine. When well to the windward of the maroon water, describing a fishing expedition off tbe coast, the captain cried "Tj,.on,v a.\vav\" and off the little eraft' Break away!" and off the little started, the mate's men pulling in one direction and the captain's in the other, the seine thus falling bet ween the boats and gradually spreading in tho water. When a little over 100 yards apart tho captain waved his hands and then both of the boats turned at right angles and were rowed to the other end of the maroon water, between 800 and 400 foot distant. That point reached, the boats were turned again, and with oars splashing in, the water to scare the fish, toward the impenetrable wall at the other end of tbe maroon stretch, rowed toward each other. When they met the wall was complete. Then the "torn," a heavy lead weight, was thrown out and the net was sunk 100 feet to its full depth. Even then the fish sometimes dove beneath the deep barrier, and more or less escaped in that way. When the "torn" had been dropped tho men began to pull on lines run through tho lowe-r portion of the net, and soon an immense bag was formed, from which thera was no possible chance of escape for the menhaden except by breaking the twine, which they were powerless to do, although at times a solid body of fish nearly fifty feet in width would rush at once against it. Then as much of the »et as possible was hauled into the boats, and Captain Cornell signaled the steamer. Think of it, 166,000 fish—550 barrels Is what there proved to be, and there are HOD in a barrel—<j©ope<i up by that terrible seine, and all struggling to escape, first in one direction and then in another. Each menhaden is about ten inches in length, and it was a mystery how 165,000 of them occupied a. space not over twenty-five feet square. They Later Reports Reduce the Number ott Deaths by the Burning of the- nt Syracuse to Eight or Ten. SYKACUSE, N. Y., Oct. 17.—The magnificent Leland Hotel, tho most modern and the finest appointed hotel in Central New York, is nothing but a mass ot smoldering ruins. At first it was feared that the loss of life was aibout thirty, but as the night wore along the number ol missing and dead was reduced to eight or ten. The following dead have beem identified: Annie Cumminga; of this city, Annie Cum. Kings ot New York, Bridget Doyle, Mary Padden, Hose Scluvarz, W. E. Harrop of New York, and Frank Casey, of Glenns Falls, N.Y. The five first named were servants, and the last twff wore guests. R. T. Mills, a guest registered: from New York City, is missing, as is also Mary Doyle, u servant. The list, of injured so> far as known numbers eleven. A rough estimate of the loss is $316,000, with insurance' of about ftlSOiOOO. Tho Lelands' loss will be about §30,000. The loss of the American' Express Company is estimated at $2,500, and ol the Curtiss Manufacturing Company $18,000, both fully insured. WHY THEY FLED. Heavy tools, 2!i cents; avi cents. UoiHir tcbea, etc, S'/4 cents; 8>4 and 3 cents. Holts, hinge:, etc., 8Vi ,cents; M cents. Steel cwd cloth, N) cents u square, toot; g, oU>«r •£> tents; 45 und35 per cent. Oast iron pipe, 0-10 cent a pound; 1 cent' Cast iron vessels, 1 3-10 cents; H-1U cents. Ca-.tings, malleable iron, l?i ceuis: -J cents. Ch:ilus!i 610 to 2'-i cents; 13£ cents to S',i scots; no chaio toyay less tba* i&per oeat, and30 cents a pound aud.40 per cent.; 25 per cent. Oilcloth valued at 35 cents a square yard or i more, 15 cents and 30 per cent.; 40 per cent. ! Yarns, 6 cents a pound valued at less than 13 cents; over 13 cents, 45 per cent.; 3:j and 40 per cent. All manufactures of flax or hemp not specified or provided for, &0 per cent.; provided tbat until July I, 18'J4, all such flax of more than one HUKlred threads to the square inch shall pay 35 jer uent.; old law. 35 and 40 per cent. Lace embroideries, etc., 60per cent.; 30 and 40 per cent. . Manufactures of iute, ramie, sisal, etc., valued at a cents a pound, Scents; overoceuls, 40 per cent.; 35 per ceut. Wools anil Manufactures. Bales of wool shall be dutiable at the highest rate on any class contained therein. TUe old law made auy attempted evasion of duty punishable by double duty. Wools of first and second classes shull pay 11 and 13 cents a pound respectively. The old law made divisions of each class dutiable ut lu and Ji! cents respectively. . Tnird class vvool and oatnel's htwr, exceeding 13 cents value, 50 per cent.: bcen'.s » pound. Siipddy and v aste. i}0 osnts a pounu; it) cents. Woolen rugs, etc., lOoeats 'new provision). On tho various manufaotuers Of vvool & clothing, etc.. eomTMsnsatorv duty has tv.?^ added to keep pace with tae faereswed CM^J »ui squirmed, flopped and jumped, but all their eiforts were useless, and soon, in four or five barrel lots at a time, they were being dumped, via a big bailing net, into tho fish tank in the steamer. —JUoston Herald. A Lucky Follow. Mrs. Sharptongue (querulous)—Here you are, earning next to nothing, ani our old neighbor, Mr. Quickwit, is making $10,000 a your. Mr. S.—Lucky follow that Qaiekwit. He's got a >>b as traveling salesman, and is. away from home ten xaontaa in tbe year.—N. Y. Weekly. O'JJrien and Dillon Determined to VlfUt Aiuerlen— They >V111 Sail for Tills Country Next Week. PAIUS, Oct. IT. — In an- interview with) tho Irish patriots, Messrs. Dillon and* O'Brien, who have arrived in this city» Mr. O'Brien stated that the sole object of flight was to enable the two g-entletnem to keep their engagements in the United! States. He was confident that their mission would prove successful. After remaining eight days i» Paris for tbe purpose of enjoying a briei rest after their recent severe trials and to permit of communication with the leaders of tbe party in Ireland and America, the famous Irishmen will proceed to Havre, where they will take & steamer displaying the flag of France and bound for New York. Mr. Dillon said he had nothing to conceal regarding the motives lor the flight of himself and his colleague from Ireland. lie said: "It is our wish to submit the condition of Ire land and appeal on behalf of their unhuppj bvethren tu the seven or eight millions of Irish people in America. The Americans are greatly interested in Ireland, and we. have no doubt of the political and financial success of oui mission. We need money for the struggle against the landlords and to assist the unhappy, tenants who are perishing from hungei and to build bouses for the evicted families. The Government wanted to deprive the sufferers of these resources, and therefore •we did not hesitate to flee. Wo will remain in America four months and. will then return to surrender ourselves to the police." Dffia MoiNES, Ia.,Oot. IS,-Toe low* ttofrretne Conrt on Tuesday reversed the decision of the district court in the Billings murder case, whica his attracted wide interest during the last two year* because of it* many sensational feature* and the prominence ol the parties. It is probable tbat this is the last of the famous case, as the judgment of the district co-art was reversed ton tho grounds that the evidence was insufficient to warrant a conviction, The State having no farther evidence will dismiss the case and Billings receive his freedom. This is the second time tho case has been before tho Supreme Court. Billings was tried for tho killing of County Attorney Willis S. Kingaley, which occurred December 21, 1887, in Waverly. Ho was convicted in ttoo second degree and sentenced 1 to the peniteittiary for life. He appealed to the Supreme Court Tho decision of the lower court was reversed because of errors in the trial and the case remanded. Billings Hook a change- of venue to Black Hawk County, where he was again convicted. Billings prepared his abstract of evidence while in the penitentiary, and under the surveillance of officers appeared before tho Swprome Court to argue his- own case. The court thinks that the troth aa to Kingsloy's death may never be known, but closes a paragraph on this probability by saying: "Kingsley is dead, th& defendant ia believed to be a bad taan, and such facts were allowed to prevail where affirmative proof of facts wer» required." [William S. Kingsley's- death occusrecl in bi» own office in Waverly the evening of December 1,1887. For. several months- previous to September 1 Kingsley boarded at the home of M. E. Billings, and the two men, both of whom, were lawyers, .offloed togothoir in. Kingsley'8 office. Billings had bis suspicions aroused that Kingsley and his wife -were too intimate;. Ho- mado charges against his wife. -who. he claims, acknowledged her guilt, but promised to nave nothing more to do. with Kingsley. October 13 Billings moved* out of. Kingsley's office, otter having had some words with, him. About the middle of December he wrote Kingsley a decoy letter announcing that he. Billings, was out of. the city,, and signed 1h« letter D., his wife's initial. In reply ho-got from the post-office a long, letter from. Kingsley addressed tp his wife, in which ho urgcfl her to see him On the evening of December Bl Billings called at.Kingsley's offlca with th» latter and was ordered out.. Whan Billings, tedd Kingsley of the tri'ok that had been playe* «t him Kingsley, Billings claims, drew n. re volver and attempted to-flre atJ.him.. The re- yolver missed lire and Billings- ran out of th« office and down-stairs. Kingsley made the> second attempt to shoot him: and the ball lodged in his bacli. Billings claims Kingsley then committed suicide by shooting himself. There was no witness to the row or shooting.] IT IS SINCERE. Official Opinions on tbe Recent- Renunciation of Polygamy by the Mormon Church. NEW YORK, Oct. 16.—The Independ 1 - ent publishes articles w»ooivod. by. telegraph from President Woodrufft of the- M*rmem church, and Governor Thomas,, of Utah, concerning tho- action ot th» Mormon conference of 1 October.- 0- forbidding polygamy.. President Woodruff says: "The action of the conference • 1« conclusive; The church has no disposition' to violate the- laws or defy the Government!. Tie revelation of God requires us to obey the constitutional laws of the land, judge Zane has recognized tho action of tho church as sincere and.flnalj, nnd has rescinded the rule ssoluding.Jiormoa- aliens from naturalization." Governor Thomas says: "The manifesto of the president of the-ohuroU has now been confirmed, by the-, conference. It comes with a force of a new revelation,, and; whatever doubts may have existed as to tho purpose and effect of the manifesto, ivs flrst sent out they now seem to be- removed. The Gentiles rejoice that the contest began so many years, ago against polygamy- has finally triumphed; for-they fully boliev* that never again will polygamy flourish on. American soil. This is the most important- event tbat has occurred in the Mormon church ia years, and it is.believed it will result in. greatly advancing the material interests-and. jjrosperity of the Territory." GIANT POWDER. EXPLODES; Two Men Blown to Atoms anil Several Others Injured N«ar Letulvl le,, Gol. LEA.DVILLH, Gol., Oct. 16.—A terrible- explosion occurred in. the MidlancUtun- nel at Ivanhoe, near, here, Tuesday.. A. large force of men: were at work: when, one of their number brought in;a. box. of giant powder to be used in blasting. From this box a> s-tick was taken" and placed neau- a fire to bo thawed, out. Becoming overheated this, exploded, the concussion setting offi seventy-five pounds more of the deadly explosive. The men fled in terror in all directions. When the smoke had,cleared out of tho tunnel a frightful siffh-t •*»* presented. Pieces-of the flesh andibonea of Wm. Hines and John Hemphdll were plastered against tlie rocky walls of the tunnel. The men bad been, literally blown to atoms? scarce a piece 1 the size of a man's hand, could be found 1 .. Seven others were hurt. FARMERS* STOCK YARDS, She Y7*» a Summer- Girl' Jack—Why are you so coid and indifferent to mo, Amy? and only a weeks ago you tpid me that I Wft» gunsuine of your lifel Amy—But rememl,-n«.. Jack, tjp&t, ii the season when the sunshine 10881 The Ocean Kocord ISuuteu. SOUTHAMPTON, Oct. 17.— The Hamburg-American Packet Compauy'a steamer Columbia, which left New York last Thursday at 8 p* m., reached this port at noon, making the trip in six days, fifteen hours, twenty-three minutes, and breaking the best record, her own, by|two hours and eleven minutes. Tbis is emuU to about five days twenty- three hocys to Queenstown. Intimation TUat They W1U In Saunas City.. KANSAS Cm% Mo., Oct. li5Y— The intended extension of its business by the Farmers' Alliance of the Southwest wus discovered wnen it was learned that they ajie about to establish an independent stock yards in Kansas City, Mo. Texas Nebraska and Iowa aue the- hack of the scheme. Fifty acres of land adjoining the present stock yards is tbe site of the new yards. By maintaining their own yards tbe farmers believe they caa save much money in marketing their own cattle by doing away with the commission men and a great part of other expenses. Dojr,*> Mr*, flumsuu Has WASHINGTON, Oct. 1$. — Mrs, Hsu?- rison ba.a. accepted the presidency gt uosiety U'lie 1'resideiit ' KmU His Tour- of tho West. WASHINGTON;, Opt. 15. —The Presideat returned to Washington at 8:45 o'clock a. m. His private car, the Haslejsaere, •was a part of tho fast express ol the Pennsylvania railroad. The tial party breakfasted on the mere just as the train ws»» Baltimore. The President remarked' a.fc breakl*8t tb&t it had, tees, "» yery pleasj»t trip." He has «WK» through (he ordeal O f constant aneakinB, milea ot railryU tM««i. to **$fU»il

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