The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on February 4, 1891 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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JTEWSPAPER t,AWS. Anrnerson who takes thepaperrejulnrlrfrom the postafflce. whether dlrectett to his name or whether lie l*n subacTlber or not, Is responsible for the pa;. The courts have decided that refnslnpr to take newspapers and periodicals from the postofflco. c>t removing and leavFrm them uncalled for <s prtmv tacis nviffenee of jstTBjmoNAL WIAUTI. IN London one woman in every twenty is a pauper, owe in every thirteen is Illiterate find one in every sixty is a gin drinker. vSo says a recent report of an English industrial society. QUEEN VICTOKIA is not going 1 to wear her title of Colrmel without some competition in th ad line, as the high court of Amsterdam has decreed that the little Queen \Vilhelmina shall be known as King. __ THERE is a movement on foot among the fish commissioners of different States to induce the Government to erect a huge aquarium at the World's Columbian Exposition for the display of American fish. A SAN FRANCISCO lawyer, and one of no particular eminence either, has been allowed for his services as attorney for the administrator of the Blythe 'state the magnificent fee of §95,000. His name is John A. Wright. INDIA and Ceylon are increasing their production of tea to such an extent that It is expected they will furnish 75 per cent, of the amount consumed in Great Britain this year. China is a great sufferer from this change. To JANUARY 1 of this year more than 1,578 tons of plates and. frames have been worked into the new armored cruiser Maine, and more than S3 tons of rivets. The total weight of material in the Maine, when completed, will amount to 4,400 tons. This includes armor. THK third wealthiest man in Prussia is Baron von Bleichroeder, the celebrated banker of Berlin, to whom many of the noblemen of that interesting capital are indebted. The Baron has an income of 3,320,000 marks and pays a tax of 75,500 marks. Next to him are three men with incomes of 1,320,000 marks, 1,200,000 marks and 1,140,000 marks., on which they pay, respectively, 36,600, 36,000 and 34,200 marks taxes. IOWA STATE NEWS. BOSTON is just now engrossed in a discussion whether or not military training in schools is advisable as a means of physical and moral development. Many opinions have been expressed, but with little result therefrom, in either direction. Soon after the Avar the military drill was introduced in Boston and has spread with more or less vigor since. It is thought to inculcate a spirit of patriotism in the youth of the country. THE recent cold weather was a boon to the ice harvesters along the Hudson. On that river there are 118 ice houses, with an aggregate capacity of 3,836,800 tons. Every one of them will be filled with first-class block ice free from snow or dirt and from 13 to 15 inches thick, and a million tons will be stacked, ma.king a total crop of 4,336,800. This will be the largest crop ever gathered, and is sufficient to supply the demand for two years. AMERKICAN vendors of patent medi- •cines are a very shrewd Class of men, but Prof. Koch can give them points •they never dreamed of. By promising •from the first to make known his pre- •Bcription for the manufacture of his •tuberculosis lymph he has gotten for it the widest and best advertisement ever procured for a medicine or any thing else. He has fulfilled his promise of publicity by giving an ingenious explanation that doesn't explain any thing. AN English scientist estimates the fertile or cultivable land of our globe at 28,000,000 square miles, the bare grass lands at half as much, and desert at 4,180,000 square miles. The present population of the earth he puts in round numbers a 1,4(58,000,000, increasing at the rate of eight per cent every ten years. From these figures he argues that our planet can support 6,000,000,000 human beings and that this maximum •will be attained about the year 2070 or thereabouts. Counterfeiters Arrested. The police arrested at Des Moinea Matt Merritt, his wife, Millie Merritt, and William Frow, charged with counterfeiting coin. All were arraigned before United States Commissioner Jordan, pleaded not guilty, and were sent to jail in default of §800 bail. Their place was searched and the officers found a tin pan part full of metal, plaster paris, molds, files and other tools. The United .States authorities had been aware of counterfeiting for some time and had been looking for the parties. Gambling Ruins a Soldier. The mystery surrounding the suicide of a soldier at Davenport is cleared ifp. His name was George Hellar and he had served in the regular army for fivs years, and had saved 8(500 from his wages. The entire sum was lost at one sitting in a Davenport gambling house. The soldier then pawned his overcoat for .1510 and lost that. He then blew out his brains. Mot long ago a well-known river man went into the same place and lost §8,000. _ Gave Up the Fight. Officers of the Law and Order League at Sioux City state that that organization will cease for the present its efforts to enforce the prohibitory liquor law. They say it is a hopeless work when the city and county authorities oppose them. Their funds are exhaust* ed. They have kept up a ceaseless and expensive warfare ever since the killing THEY'RE ALL GROUND Wl telegraph, Telephone and Electric 'Com- panles Suffer Enormous Losses \t • the Late BHzzard—Thousands of Wire and Hundreds ot Poles Leveled—Tho] city Frnotlcally Out Off from Oomm tlon with the Outer World. NEW YOBTC, Jan. 87.—The grea 1 graph and telephone lines which c in this city are almost completelj nlca- tele- snter par- of llcv. ago. DURING her recent journey in England the Queen of Roumania was taken to see a needle manufactory. Passing before one of the machines where there was a workman busy piercing eyes, the Queen expressed admiration of the delicacy of the work. The workman asked her for a hair from her head, and when she gave it he pvit it under his needle, drilled a hole through it and then threaded the hair with a delicate silk —a feat which must be seen in order to comprehend its astonishing dexterity. THE ancient and peculiar weapons being delivered to General Miles by the surrendering Indians tell an eloquent tale of the reasons for the hostiles' delay. While the big chiefs were parleying with the military authorities, the uncultivated savages were carefully concealing the modern rifles in their possession, and preparing a collection of firearms for surrendering purposes that would surprise a dime museum. If they surrendered no blunderbusses it was because they could find none. But this is not the reason why they have given Up no modern firearms. The Indian ia nothing if not cunning. I&ddock three years Gave Dp the Struggle. Mrs. Caroline Wertz, living near Burlington, after two years' struggle against death has at last succumbed. The direct cause of her death was some twenty knife wounds received during a desperate but unsuccessful struggle to save the lives of her two children from the drunken fury of her father-in-law, Adam Wertz. OUB big churches, compared with some of the immense churches of Europe, in regard to seating capacity, are but as mole-hills to mountains. St. Peter's Church, Home, can seat 54,900 persons; Milan Cathedral, 37,000; St. Paul's, Borne, 32,000; St. Paul's, London, 35,800; St. Petrionio, Bologna, 24,000; Florence Cathedral, 21,400; Antwerp Cathedral, 84,000; St. Sophia's, Constantino pie, 23,000; St. John's, Lateran, 22,900 Morte Dame, Paris, 21,000; Pisa Cathedral, 13,000; St. Stevens', Vienna, 13,400 fjpurgeou's Tabernacle, London, 7,000 Dr. Hall's, the #reat church at Fifth •venue. New York, b Tvrino from Slough Grass. It was announced that the Alliance Twine Company of Des Moines hud purchased all of Lowry's patents for the manufacture of binding twine from slough grass, and would in a short time start a 8:500,000 plant at Des Moines. It was predicted that it would greatly reduce prices on twine for next harvest. A Grocer AlMconds. O. W. Mechling, a prominent Sac City grocer, left town suddenly, and it was discovered that he had extensively forged the name of his partner and of other citizens, and had also raised notes. The extent of the fraud is not known, >ut it was expected to reach, into the housands. Skipped with the Cash. The case of Mrs. Casper M. Cole gainst Mason City for injuries received by reason of a defective sidewalk was settled by an allowance of 0325 to the )laintiff. Her husband appeared be- ore the council and with forged papers secured the money and skipped for >arts unknown. News in .Brief. At Missouri Valley three large plate- glass windows in the Hearn block were Broken by unkown persons. President Harrison has approved the act for the erection of a new public building at Sioux City. Charles City has made final arrangements to secure the German college, to be removed from Galena, 111. A nugget of gold the size of a bean was found in a chicken's craw near Burlington, and residents thereabouts have caught the gold fever. The residence of John O'Connell at Emmettsburg was burned, the loss being $1,200. His aged father and invalid sister narrowly escaped death. At a meeting of the Burlington city ;ouncil the city marshal reported that a poor family had moved into the pest- iiouse. Steps were taken to eject the squatters. The average number of veterans at the Marshalltown Soldiers' home during December was 410. Tom Kennedy, a pressman who lives art Des Moines, got into a row and was pounded over the head until he was not expected to live. John Ambrose, night clerk of the Planters' Hotel at Sioux City, had hi« skull fractured by a burglar. Ambrose could not recover. At the meeting of the directors of the State Agricultural Society the date of the next annual State fair was fixed at August 28 to September 5. The next annual meeting of the Iowa State Pharmaceutical Association has been called for July 22 at Spirit Lake. James O'Neil, a Chicago & Northwestern freight conductor, was shot and killed by a tramp he was trying to put oft' his train at Long Point. The council of administration has fixed the date of the Iowa State encampment, G. A. R., April 14 to 17 inclusive at Dubuque. At a special meeting of the city council of Independence, a twenty-five years' franchise was granted the Electric Street Railway Company; also to be exempt from taxation ten years. The output of coal for Iowa mines in 1S90 was 3,980,903 tons, an increase of 3:20,984 tons over 18S9. Michael Goetzfried, a wealthy young farmer living near Burlington, was found dead in the Globe Hotel and the apartment full of gas. Whether lie blew out the gas with suicidal intent or ignorantly was not known. John Larson, the noted thief, forger, and mortgage jumper, was sentenced at Mason City to three years in the Iowa penitentiary for stealing flax frcin his brother. Mrs. Kate Peterson, of Keokuk, has brought suit for $5,000 against Charles Nugel, John Burns and William Worley for selling liquor to her husband and causing him to fall dowu and break his collar-bone. Arrangements have been completed at Des Moines to unite the Belt line, a steam railroad some four miles in length, v.'ith the electric system, thus giving the city one complete electrio gystem of street railroad. alyzecl. Never before have they experienced such absolute havoc, condition during the memorable blizzard was nothing compared wit i the state of things now. The stoijm of Sunday was by all odds the worst that the telegraph companies ! have ever had to deal with. '• The sleet-storm in 1881 had the record for general havoc because it laid low every wire belonging to any contpany In this town. But Sunday's stornvwent further even than that. An idea of the extent of the damage may .be gathered from the fact that out of 1,600 wires running out of this city the Western Union Company has but three working this morning. The rest, with the poles that supported them, iiow lie beside railroad tracks and across fields or are caught in trees. The Postal Telegraph Company actually had not one wire working out of the city, while the Metropolitan Telegraph & Telephone Company roughly estimates that 3,500 wires have been laid low. The total damage to the companies mentioned is placed at §500,000. Two weeks of unceasing effort will be required to get the wires back into the condition which existed before the storm, In the city the number of wires down Is roughly estimated at 4,500 and the poles down or broken at 350. In addition to the forest of poles that were strewn about the streets many wore hanging in a dangerous condition! Rolls and tangled nets of telegraph, telephone and electric wires > filled Brooklyn's streets, causing a damage estimated at §150,000. Jersey City's fire alarm system was rendered useless and the old system of alarm towers was resorted to. Boston is now reached via Montreal. In order to reach California .messages will be sent from here to, Port Chester, thence to Montreal and to the Pacific coast via the Canadian Pacific line. The stock exchange wa>s .completely cut off from, all quarters but London. Between Philadelphia; and Trenton and between that pointi and New Brunswick the telegraphic equipment is totally wrecked along the' line of the Pennsylvania road, where ran some of the heaviest trunk lines. All the eastern wires are down between Williams Bridge and Stamford, and all western wives between Williams Bridge and Crotoo. Falls. At Pleasantville, which is just back of .Sing Sing, every -wire is down for a distance of two miles. Every i one of the wires which run along the line of the AVest Shore railroad is down south of Cornwall and the poles in. the same direction are also lying beside the railroad tracis. The Western Union wires which run through New Jersey are piled in small heaps. On Jersey flats not a pole can b\j seen standing across the meadows. Business at the exchange is practically paralyzed, and in the commercial quarter the jiame conditions prevail. The fall of snow which prostrated the wires was the heaviest since the famous blizzard. Two thousand men are now at work clearing ii from the streets. Three horses have been killed by two wires and 1 a woman in Jersey City was fatally injured by a falling pole. The damage in this city is estimated at at least $3,000,000. In Brooklyn the damage tc wires, poles and houses will be $500,000. In Jersey City it is figured ovt at 5300,000. With the present means cf communication it is impossible to say whethei there has been loss of life, lmt if there has not been it will be almost a miracle. Two persons have been reported injured in this city. Mrs. Catharine McCormick, of West Thirty-fourth street, was walking along Seventh avenue, where several poles fell under their weight of snow. One ol the falling poles struck the old lady, she fell to the ground and was almost buried beneath the network of wires and snow. John Burjce, of 349 West Thirty-ninth street, was struck by a fulling pole and had one arm broken and a shoulder dislocated. BOSTON, Jan. 37.—Reports from various sections of New Engknd indicate that the storm of Sunday norning was unusually severe. A great deal ol damage has been done to the telegraph and telephone wires, espceiilly in New Haven. The Long Distance Telephone Company had no communication with New York Sunday night for the first time, it is said, since the company began bushess. Fall River, Muss., reports a very icavy snow and rain-storm until 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon, accompanied by high tides. The sound boats had a hard time around Point Judith, but arrived at Fall River in safety, althougi late. At Manchester, N. 11., it is reported that the storm lasted nine hours, ind fifteen inches of snow fell, obstructing travel and prostrating wires. Nashua, N. II., reports'the worst storm of the season, twelve inches of snow falling, obstructing horse-car -ravel and delaying trains. Haverhill, Muss., was entirely cut off from comnunjcation with the outside world. Considerable damage to trees has been done'. The gale at New Bedford was leavy and some damage was done to roofs and THE CHEROKEE STRIP. It Is Invaded by 4,000 Boomers Ilent on Securing Ilnmea—The Movement ft Quiet One. WICHITA, Kan., Jan. 80.—Tli« invasion of the Cherokee strip Thursday little resembled the memorable Oklahoma opening event. Trite, the people went in large numbers, probably 4,000, but there was little of the rush which marked the earlier occasion. The invaders were largely members of the Dill-O'Connor colony, and most of them had been in the strip before and had located the claims they desired. So Wednesday morning they made direct for their several selections and immediately commenced the erection of temporary abodes. A town was laid out on the line of the Rock Island railway Wednesday, and was named Enid. Active btiilding operations arc in progress, and aboxit twenty shanties have been built. Active building is also going on at Cherokee City, just across the line. In Cherokee City and Enid, the embryo towns, there was the most excitement, and while no bloodshed is reported considerable bad feeling has been engendered by rival contestants for corner lots. It is reported that soldiers are already on their way to eject the invaders, but they have a big task before them. The boomers will not leave, unless driven out by force, and then .will only go as far as the border, with the intention of returning as soon as the coast is clear. AHKANSAS CITY, Kan., Jan. 30,— Thursday 10,000 people of Southwest Kansas and Oklahoma assembled in mass convention in this city to urge Congress to pass the Mansur and Perkins bills, now pending, which provide for the immediate opening of the Cherokee strip to white settlement. Among the distinguished speakers present were Governor G. AV. Stecle, of Oklahoma; Judge J. S. Emery, of Lawrence; Mayor Clements, of Wichita, and Congressmen-elect Simpson and Clover, of this State. Strong resolutions asking for immediate action were presented ai.d adopted. The convention was composed of the leading business men and farmers of the Southwest. chimneys. A FOOLISH LOVER. Told by His 15-Year-Old Sweutiie She Is Too Vouujf to Alarrr Her mid Himself. GLEN WOOD, Minn., Jan. 27.— evening in Ben Wade tovvush Annie Simunsou, a girl of 15 yt Christ A bruhamson at the g'at t That e Kills lunday Miss i, met of her father's yard and told him she cc ilil not marry him because she was too young Abruhauison, who himself is >ut 18, pleaded with her a few mini c.s and then drew a revolver and ,• tot her through the heart. Walking uv\ y a few yards he placed the weapon to pic and fired, dying almost iciiiiiifrly. THE NEXT HOUSE. ft Will Consist of 350 Representatives— The Senate I'asses, "Without Amendment, the Apportionment liill. WASHINGTON, Jan. 30.—The Senate, passed the apportionment bill exactly as it came from the House—yeas, 37; nays, 24—a strict party vote. This makes any conference unnecessary and the bill will probably have the President's signature within a weelc. The various State Legislatures which are now in session will therefore have a chance to redistrict their States in accordance with the provisions of the bill. They will undoubtedly do this except in cases of a political deadlock. Illinois gets twenty-two members as against twenty it now has. Should the Legislature fail to agree on a redistricting bill the two extra members would be elected on the ticket at large in 1802. The same thing may take place in Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas and other States which get an increased representation. The bill gives Congressmen to the different States as follows, the total be- in«- 35(5: Alabama 9 Arkansas 0 Montana 1 Nebraska 6 California 7 Nevada i Colorado. Connecticut 4 .Delaware 1 Florida 2 Georgia 11 Idaho 1 Illinois 22 Now Hampshire. New Jersey 8 Now York 34 North Carolina i) North Dakota 1 Ohio SI Oregon. Indiana 13 Pennsylvania, Iowa 11 Kansas 8 Kentucky 11 Louisiana.. Muine . Maryland o Massachusetts i:J Michigan Minnesota.... Mississippi... Missouri 15 .31) Rhode Island 2 South Carolina 7 South Dakota 2 Tennessee 10 Texas 13 Vermont 2 Virginia 10 Washington 2 West Virginia 4 Wisconsin 10 Wyoming 1 The following States gain Representatives: Alabama 1 Arkansas l California. ] Colorado Georgia Illinois Kansas Massachusetts.. Michigan Minnesota 3 Missouri. .1 Nobraska 3 New Jersey ;.l Oregon 1 Pennsylvania 2 Texas 3 Washington 1 Wisconsin 1 TO MEET IN CHICAGO. FOR THE SENATE, VIInn .Secure* Enough Votes In th« Wisconsin Legislator* to Make Him Senator—Judge Peffef, the Alliance Candidate) Receives Like Assurances from the Kansas Assembly. MADISON, Wis., Jan. 28. — Colonel William F. Vilas was elected United Itates Senator Tuesday^by the Wisconsin Legislature to succeed John C. Spooner, whose term expires March 4. Eacli house voted separately. In the Assembly Colonel Vilas received 00 votes to 81 for John C. Spooner. This was a strict party vote. There were three absentees — Wina- Duke and Maxon w. The World's Vulr City Chosen for the Next National Farmers' Alliance Convention— Officers Elected. O.MAHA, Jan. 30. — The National Farmers' Alliance selected Chicago as the place for the next annual meeting on the second ballot. The other places voted for were Springfield, Omaha and Sioux City. The election of officers resulted as follows: President, John H. Powers, of Nebraska; Vicu-l J reBidcnt.s: Charles Morgan of Pennsylvania, Thuinas Finks of New York, W. II. Liolcons of Ohio, William Kirierd of Indiana, Milton George of Illinois, G. M. Butti of Wisconsin, G. O. Collins of Missouri, A. J. Westfall of Iowa, J. J. Furlong of Minnesota, W. A. Jones of riebruskiv, G. G. Cravens of Washington; Secretary and Treasurer, August Post, of Iowa; National Lecturer, George Lawrence, of Ohio; First Assistant National Lecturer, Miss Eva McDon aid, of Minnesota; Second Assistant, J. W. lt;iw;i;.s, of Washington. The convention adjourned nine die in the -Afternoon after the following resolution had been passed: "Itesolced, That we, the land-owners of the country, pledge ourselves to demand equal rights with bankers and others who borrow money from tho United Statoa; that we demand that the Government loan to individuals upon real-estate security sums of money at rates of interest not exceeding 3 per cent per annum, ia sums not exceeding $3,003 to any cue Individual, and that the amount loaned be apportioned umong States, counties uud town- bhips according to population. F. VILAS. ans (Dem.) and (Reps.). In the Senate Colonel Vilas received 18 votes and Mr. Spooner 14, the Democrats losing two—Senators Horn and Kennedy—and the Republicans one—Senator Kempf. [Mr. Vilas was born at Chelsea, Orange County, Vt., July 0, 1840. When he was 11 years old he went to Wisconsin, where, a few months after, he was entered as n pupil of tho preparatory department of tho university of that State. In 1853 he matriculated in the. freshman class of that institution, and was graduated there in 1858. After taking his academical degree ho studied law in Albany, N. Y., and was graduated from tho law school of that city in 1800. Alter his adtnis sion to the Supremo Court of Now York ho removed to Wisconsin where, on his birthday, July 9, 1860, ho made his ilrat argument before the Supremo Court of that State. Upon the out' break of tho war Mr. Vilas entered tho army as Captain in the Twenty-third Wisconsin Volunteers, and rose to be Major and Lieutenant-Colonel. He resigned his commission and resumed tho practice of law January 1, 1804. The Supreme Court of Wisconsin appointed Colonel Vilas ono of the revisers of the statutes of the State in 1875, and tho revision of 1878, adopted by tho State, wa« partly made by him. Ho came to Chi ctigo as a delegate to tho convention of 1884, which honored him with its permanent chairmanship. Ho has held various positions of trust in Wisconsin, and in 1881-'8,"> was a mem* ber of tho lower House of the Legislature. Ho Is a flno orator, his famous eulogy of Grant at the Chicago banquet giving him a National reputation. In 1885 Mr. Vilas entered President Cleveland's Cabinet as Postmaster-General, and when Justice Lamar was elevated to the Supremo Bench Vilas was made Secretary of the Interior, which position he filled until tho close of President Cleveland's administration.] INGALLS DEFEATKD. TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 28.—Senator John J. Ingalls has been retired to private life. The seat he has so long occupied i 11 the United States Senate has been taken from him and voted to another man. That man is Judge W. A. Peffar, the editor of the Kansas Farmer, who W. A. PEFFEB. was selected by the Farmers' Alii ance caucus: The voting for Senator began at noon Tuesday and Peffer's election resulted on the first bal lot. Following is the vote in the House: Peffer Ingalls Blair In the Senate: Peffer 2 Ingalls 35 [William Alfred Peffer was born in Cumberland County, Pa., September 10, 1831. He is of Dutch parentage. His schooling was obtained between the ages of 10 and 15, when he attended the public school seven months of each year. At the age of 15 years he was made master of a small district school and taught there until he was 19. In 1850 he caught the gold fever and went to California, where he remained two y«ars. He made considerable money and re turned to Pennsylvania in 1852. There he married Sarah Jane Barber and removed to Indiana. ,Ho engaged in farming near CrawfordsviUf. business reverses impoverished him and ho removed to Southwest Missouri where he continued as a farmer. At the breaking out of tho war he loft the State and enlisted in the Eighty-third Illinois Volunteers. He served until June 36, 1865, having been detailed principally on detached duty as Quartermaster, Adjutant and Judge Adjutant. During the latter years of his service he devoted himself to the study of law. At the close of the war he settled at Clarlcsville, Tenn., practicing law. He remained in Clarks* ville until 1870 when he moved to Kansas, taking up a claim in Wilson County. He moved to Fredonia in 1872 and there established the Frodonia Journal, a weekly newspaper, at the same time continuing his law practice. Ha was a delegate to the National Republican convention ia 1880. In that year he moved to Topeka, assumed control of tha Kansas Farmer and afterwards bought the paper. He has been engaged in the publication of th« paper ever since. Ho was for one or two terms a member of the State Senate. He is for all the articles of the Alliance creed, including the abolition of National thanks, Government control of railway and telegraph lines and the loanimg of Government money to land-owners and upon products of the soil.] FATAL EXPLOSION. A TICKET OF THEIR OWN. the National Farmer*' Alliance Favor* Holding a Convention to Name 1'resl- dentlal Candidate* — Platform Adopted at Omaha. OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 80.—The Na- iional Farmers' Alliance reconvened at 9 a. m., and, after referring ;o a committee the claims of Chicago and Des Moines for the next lonvention, took up the amendment of ;he constitution. A lively discussion followed a proposal to exclude women from acting as delegates, and it was finally voted down. Another amendment proposed to make all laboring men eligible to membership, and provoked a heated debate. The amendment was tabled by a largo vote. The remainder of the morning was occupied in discussing minor changes, and a recess was afterward taken until 3 p. m. At 3 o'clock the report of the committee on resolutions was presented and was considered by paragraphs. Following were adopted: « "llesolvsil, That wo declare in favor of holding a convention on February 22, 1892, to flx the date and placo for the holding of n convention to nominate candidates for the offices of President and Vico-Presldmit of the United States. Wo declare that in the convention to be hold on February 32, 1S112, the representation shall bo one delegate from each State in the Union. "That we favor the abolition of all National banks and that surplus funds bo loaned to individuals upon land security at u low rate of iu- torest. "That wo are unalterably in favor of tlie Australian ballot law. "That wo demand the foreclosure of mortgages that tho Government holds on railroads. "That wo discountenance gambling in stocks and shares. "That this Is an administration of the people, and in view of that fact the President and Vice-President of the United States should bo elected by a popular vote instead of by an electoral college. "That as tho farmers of the United States largely outnumber any other class of citizens they demand the passage ot laws of reform, not as party measures but for the good of government "That the Alliance shall take no part as partisans in political struggles, as affiliating with Republicans or Democrats. "That the National Farmers' Alliance demands that the interstate commerce low bo so amended and enforced as to allow all railroads reasonable income on money invested, and we demand that mortgages on tho Union and Central Pacillc railroads be foreclosed at once and tho roads bo taken charge of by the Government and run in the interest of the people with a view to extending both these lines to the Eastern seaboard. "That we favor the free and unlimited coinage of silver and that tho volume of currency be increased to S50 per capita. We further demand that all paper money be placed on an equality with gold. "That we, aa land-owners, pledge ourselves to demand that the Government allow us to borrow money from tho United States ut the same rate of interest as do tho banks. "That all mortgages, bonds and shares ot stock should be assessed at a fair value. "That Senators of the United States shall be elected by vote of the people. "That laws regarding the liquor traffic should bo so amended as to prevent endangering tho morals of our children and destroying the usefulness of our citizens. "That we favor the passage of the Conger lard bill. "That wo believe that women have the sam« rights as their husbands to hold property, and we are in sympathy with any law that will give our wives, sisters and daughters full representation at the polls. "That our children should be educated for honest labor and that agricultural colleges should be established in every State. "That we favor a liberal system for pensioning all survivors of the late war." A BIG DEATH LIST. Killed by tin Avalanche. LONDON, Jan. 30. — Dispatches from Greece tell of a horrible disaster wrought by an avalanche. A huge mass of snow, ice and earth came rolling down from the mountains upon the town of Athamaua, and twenty-five persons were killed outright and many injured, while eighty houses were do* stroyed. Nevada Ue-Elects Se-iutor Jones. CAKSO.V CITY, Nov., Jan. 30.— The Legislature on Thursday re-elected John P. Jones United States Senator by a vote of 5-1 out oi GO. This makes Senator Jones' fourth term. A Bteain Straw-Press Blown Up at Hock Falls, III—Quo Man Killed, Three Ii jurcd »nd Throe Missing:. STEKLING, 111., Jan. 28.—Rock Falls was the scene of a shocking calamity at 0:30 Tuesday evening. A large bleach, holding about seven tons of straw, under a pressure of. between forty, and sixty pounds of steam, blew up. John Myers was instantly killed by the escaping steam. George Zimmer was blown several rods into the river, but was rescued and may recover, John Pidas was severely injured in the head. Henry Page, fireman, was badly hurt. Oliver Miller, Henry Pattis and William Bell are sjiUl missing. Fort unately there were only seven men in the mill at the time of the accident The full night force would have been on at 7 o'clock. The loss to the mill is estimated at $10,000. HE CONFESSED. The Murderer of Conductor O'Neill Near Long i'oiut, la., Acknowledges Hit Crime—Aii Accomplice Arrested. MARSHALLTOWN, la., Jan. 28.—Jioxea Horton, a tramp arrested at Tama, has confessed to the murder of Conductor J. R. O'Neill of the Chicago & Northwestern railroad. Horton has been in custody at Tama since iSunday. He hac been hiding in a straw-stack since the deed was committed. The trair? has implicated two others. One of them, H. P. Gardner, was arrested here Tuesday evening. The murderer is strongly guarded at Tanja to prevent violence. The Number of Victims of the Mammoth Mine Disaster in Pennnylvuula Now Estimated at 151—Tho Bodies of 110 Recovered. PITTSBURGH, Pa., Jan. 39.—Mr. H. C. ?ricke, owner of Mammoth mine No. 1, ;he scene of Tuesday's terrible explosion, has been in almost constant communication with his representatives at ;he pit since Tuesday afternoon. Mr. ?ricke says that there were in all 100 nen working in the mine at the time of ihe accident, nine of whom escaped, some of them being badly injured. The rest, 151 men, were either killed outright or suffocated by the terrible firedamp. YOUNGWOOD, Pa., Jan. 29.—One hundred and ten bodies had been taken out of the ill-fated Fricke & Co. mine at Mammoth up to 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Of these fifty-three have been identified. When the first rescuing party reached the bottom of the shaft, one glance and the odor of the deadly fire-damp told the story. Death was stalking in the underground corridors. He had seized all he found there. The force of the explosion was visible on every hand. The coal wagons used in the mines were splintered to pieces in some cases, and in others several had been jammed together in a' solid mass. Mules were seen which had been driven against the ribs of the workings with such force that their bodies lost all resemblance to living reality. Here and there lay human bodies. Some were mutilated, and all were blackened by the flame which had swept through the works. The bodies of those who had been killed by the effects of the explosion lay in distorted attitudes, while those of the others, who had apparently escaped the flame and concussion, but had rushed from the rooms in which they were working 1 on the flats and had succumbed to the stealthy, suffocating fire-damp, lay in sleeping attitudes. Some lay at full length, with heads resting upon their hands, as if asleep. Others were face downward, with their heads in pools of water. In the haulage roads of iflat No. 4 thirty-five bodies were found, and fifteen were counted in one heap in flat No. 2. One man had both legs blown off. The body of a boy was found with a stick driven through his arm. WANTS GOOD WOOD. The Emperor liuying Waluut Timber at Bloomlugtou, 111., for furniture for Ills Palace. BLOOMINGTON, III., Jan. 29.—Large shipments of walnut timber are being made from this county to Germany. Tuesday a lot was sent to a firm of a special order to be made into furniture. For some time a large amount oi walnut has been annually sent from this vicinity to Eastern cities, but it is now expected that large demands will come from Germany. It is given out tliat a portion of Tuesday's shipment ia to be made into furnjturs * ^ e new palace of Emperor r

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