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Algona, Iowa
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IOWA STATE NEWS. .__. <Mre«ted »o hl» nam« i(SFor ao», M wpenMWo for» ifttm decided that ' iWtteHi « / ** m lOVt V* prfew Six humiivil thousand public doctl- toentsi are distributed free by congress every year. Tun will of the late Senator Hearst makes Mrs. Hearst and exceedingly fascinating widow. IT is prcpot.ed that Pennsylvania's state building at the world's fair shall be an imitation of Independence hall. SITTING IHn,i/s two widows are ready to sell the dead chief's cabin to tho highest bidder, because they say it is haunted. U-NCI.E SAM is making a great dca\ of tndney nowadays. The bureau of printing and engraving attached to the treasury department is running night end day—printing small bills, THK little king of Spain very much dislikes being seated upon the throne at state ceremonials. lie tries to climb down, and on one occasion declared, with tears, that he would rather sit on his mother's lap. REV. Du. Arncus G. HAYWOOD offers this as a panacea ior the evils which culminated in the New Orleans lynching: "Make the courts effective in dealing with criminals. Keep out of the country immigrants of this Sicilian sort" LAST year there were 40,103 deaths in New York city. During the same time there were :i',),'J50 births. According to these figures, the growth of New York is entire!j' dependent on immigration. Indeed, but for Ihis latter element her population would gradually decrease. \VII,I..IAM'S six little sons lire subjected to a sevei'C regimen by their lather. They sleep in a plain, Ijare room, iipon iron cots, with hard msittre.sKes and scant bed-clothing. At 7 every morning they take a cold bath, and are then put through vigorous gymnastic exercises. MISFORTUNE'S VICTIM. An Iowa .Hun, Imprisoned Fourteen Yoara for Mnrderi Found Innocent* Nearly twenty years ago Warren Clough left Independence for Nebraska. Whilekeeping hotel at Stewart,Neb.,his brother was found dead in his barn and Clough was charged with the murder. Although maintaining his innocence, Clough was convicted and sentenced to be hanged, but tire sentence was commuted to life imprisonment. Recently the real murderer died and on his deathbed made a confession, leaving no doubt as to Clongh'r, innocence. After fourteen years' imprisonment he has been pardoned. His wife had procured a divorce and married again. Froze with Its Mouth Open. A workman at the Davenport gas •works concluded that he would electrocute a troublesome cat. lie placed the feline in a tub of water and turned on the current. It was found then that the tub had to be moved slightly, and while moving it the executioner got his finger into the water and nearly electrocuted himself. After ho was brought to, with a desire for vengeance, he renewed the experiment. There was no hitch in the proceeding's this time, for just as the cat opened its mouth for the forty-ninth yell after it had been placed in the tub, the current was turned on and it froze with its mouth open. _ Hullt Tliolr Saloon In Sections. Two saloon keepers at Barnum have a new scheme for evading the liquor law. During the holidays they had constructed a saloon building in sections so that it could be taken apart and stored away. Recently the district court granted an injunction against the saloon, and tho other night the proprietors took down their building and stowed it away in a warehouse so that when the sheriff of Webster county went to serve the injunction he would find no saloon. POPULATION OF Th« Official Figures from the Cen«H» Of* flee by Counties. The census office gives tho official count of the population of Iowa by counties, with the increase in ten years. The total population is 1,911,896, against 1,024,615 in 1880, an increase*oi 887,281. Below are the figures: COUNTIES. A coMMEKCiAii traveler carries, pcr- "hars, t'le. most unique "sample" in the drumming profession. It is nothing 1 less than a human body, three years old. ;in example of the ellicuey of a certain embalming ihiid. For three years thik mummy has been transported on the railroads as a sample case would be; ;uul, indeed, there is no outward sign which >,vould indicate the uncanny nature of its contents. Changed Its Nnmo to Sherman Post. Upon the death o^E Gen. Sherman, Sac City post, No 284, G. A. R., applied to the department commander to have its name changed to Gen. William T. Sherman post. Its application being" the first one made Department Commander Mills granted the request and basis- sued an order for the change. The soldiers in Sac City, many of whom served under, the great leader, wore greatly pleased with the honor. Must Tay More Taxes. The executive council completed its work at Des Moines of assessing the railways. The aggregate was increased from about §43,000,000 to §44,566,570. The C. & N. W. was increased $1,000 per mile, and the C., St. L. & K. C. and Illinois Central about the same amount. Other trunk lines were unchanged. Some of the weaker roads were reduced. Adair Adams Allamakeo Appanoose..' Audubon Bon ton Black Hawk Boono Bremer Buchanan Buena Vistd Butler Ciilboim Carroll ' Cass Cedar Ccrro Gordo Cherokee Chicltasaw Clarke Clay Clayton Clinton Oniwfonl Dallas Davts Decatur Delaware Des Moities Dickinson.., Dubucnio Emmet.... Fayotte.......... Floyd Franklin Fremont Greene Grundy Guthrie Hamilton Hancock Hardin Harrison Henry. , Howard Humboldt Ida Iowa Jackson Jasper jeffcrson Johnson Jones Kcokuk Lee Linn Louisa Lucas Lyon Madison Muhasltu Marion Marshall Mills Mitchell Monona Monroe Montgomery.... Muscatine. ..,.. O'Brien OsceoUi Puge Palo Alto Plymouth Pocahontas Polk PottaWiiUuiaie Poweshiek IS. SOS 11,888 1890. 14,53-1 17,907 18,961 12,412 24,219 33,313 a3,772 14,030 18,997 IS.B48 15,463 1H,1(V i8,sj; 19,6-15 14,8B4 t>,6i>9 ;i,333 0,30» 20,73:) 41,HK> ! ir>,lM3 I8S0. 11,607 19,791 16,638 7,448 20,838 U.OS1 n,!>95 , 18,038 ii,4m 8,240 1i,fv'!. 11.&1 4,2-18 JH.830 30,7C, e 8, 413 18,74t 10,481 17.W.O 4,888 49,818 •I'J.Olll 4,274 33,141 15,424 12,871 10,84! 797 1:12'. r> 17,380 15,319 7,021 1,;i50 18,89r> 11.KS2 9,836 H>,7C5 18,270 22,771 y i, 9-13 ir.,ifti X.OSU 23.802 17,71 [;>,;«: 11,818 14,508 8,680 15,97 U8.KD.") S:),0.)S 1,90 Inc. 3,867. 404 4,964 'soo 2,93-1 519 451 0,011 1,170 7,512 0,477 2,703 7,419 485 5',081 1,680 [.j t>r I-llfll 10,241 17,0&2 12,127 ulsH-t 11,252 3,453 17,81)7 10,0-19 20,930 10,837 6,341 4,882 19,221 23,771 25,903 rr,409 8,481 1,733 '36? 2,427 (1,852 2,724 88? 747 8,881 D«c. 710 083 181 ITALY WEAKENS. After a I'crnsal of Secretary Ulaino> let- j tor, Premier tludlnl Makes a Complete j Change ol Front. j ROMK, April| 3.—The Marquis di 1 Rudini, the Italian premier, has sent another cable message to the United States on the subject i of the New Orleans troubles. This | message is addressed to the Marquis [ Imperial! di Francavill, the secre- j tary of the Italian legation at Wash; ington, into whose hands the current business of the Italian legation was placed when Baron Fava presented his letters of recall. Marquis di Rudini instructs the marquis imperial! to hand the message referred to to Mr. Blaine. The "" message is in reply to Mr. Blaine's letter and in it the Marquis di Rudini says Italy has asked for nothing but the regular prompt institution of proceedings against the parties at New Orleans. He adds that it would have been absurd to claim punishment for the offenders without tho guarantee afforded by a regular trial. The diplomatic inci- O'MALLEY GIVES UP. Th« Obnoxious N«iw Orleans Takes His Mfo In lilt Hands and Appears In Court to Glv* Unit to Answet Indictments Aftulnat Klin—Rome Talk of lynching, but Jt J* likely to Come to '..'1.052 Xl7t> 14,530 l.OfiS 17,224 I3.K60 15,8-18 •M,nO( 13,0(10 5.574 31,3-11 0,318 576 8,980 4,067 4,103 1,193 4,707 '345 4,495 6,883 8,00-1 0,942 2, 8,060 "33 8,713 14,548)14.137 0,055 13,711 ir.,895 i!3,170 4,lfi5 S.U19 Hl,tiB7 4,131 8,. r M5 411 1,3.<!4 8,«0f 8,H5r 1,874 5,18' 11,001, THK visit of Secretary Proctor to the untl south will doubtless lead to the arrangements needful for carrying out the act of the last congress setting _ apart the (Jhiokamauga National Mill- Wanted to Spite His Family. tary 1'ark. Possibly, therefore, the The wife of C. A. Hildebrand, a farm- work of preparing the ground may bo er near Marshalltown, had him arrest- •advfir.ced so as to have some sort of • ed for inhuman treatment, he having celebration there next September, on j driven his family from the house by Sac Scott Shelby Sioux'. Story. Tiima Taylor Union Van Buren Wapello Warren Washington Wayne \V ebster Winuebngo Wimicshiek Woodbury Worth bright 3,713 5,810 0.-),410 48.3U5 23,015 -17,43(1 .'J'J.SoO 42,1114 17,011 18,370 18,1U7 10,'JOO 1.S53 lil.BSfj. 10,384 I 13,1535 the twenty-eighth anniversary great two days' battle. THK census office has reported the populat'ron by races of the. District of •Colurn bin and of each of the old slave states, except Mississippi and South Carolina. The figures given are 14,400,100 whites and 5,504,883 colored. This is an increase respectively of 2,787,415 3101(11500,25:!, 1890; the white percentage of increase being 38.80 and the colored 1S.03. In the decade eliding 1*80 tha percentage of increase was 88.13 and 81.60 respectively, and in the decade ending 1870 it was reported as 18 and 9. SO. of the i his cruelty. Ho gave bond for appearance, returned to his home and set fire to and burned the dwelling with its contents to keep the family, he said, from getting fc-ny good of it. Can Do as They tike. In view of the innumerable prosecutions lately begun by the law and order league n gainst the saloons in Skmx City, Mayor Palmer has informed the liquor men that the license ordinance will no longer be enforced and that the police will not interfere further to close the saloons at night or Sundays. IN the hospital for the insane at Alessandria arc special rooms arranged with red or blue glass in the windows, and red or blue paint on tlie walls. A •violent patient is brought suddenly into a blue room, and left to the eifects of that color on his nerves. One infinite was cured in an hour. The red room is used for the. commonest form of dementia.—melancholy, usually accompanied by a refusal to take food. After three hours hi the red room a patient afflicted in this v.iiy began to be cheerful and .asked for food. New« in ilrief. At a special election held in Marshall county for the purpose of voting on a proposition to build a §00,000 court | house the measure carried by 423 ma! jority. i The full issue of $1,920,000 of the ; bonds of the Sioux City & Northern i railroad has been sold. The proceeds ! will be used in extending the Pacific ': short line. j Jamir- Tierney, aged 76 years, vice ! president of the Le Mars national bank I and president of the Le Mars Live ; Stock association, dropped dead of I heart disease at Owens station while j running to catch a train. j The Page county poorhouse has but ' seven inmates. j Fire destro ycd the Reiehard block a1 Mitchellville, causing a loss of §1.3,000 A YOUNG man camping in the Sierras discovered and captured a butterfly of an uutu.uul species, lie sent it to the Smithsonian Institution at Washington, and received therefor a check for §1,501), i insurance, $7.000. with the request to make careful search j Jereiinh Hurley for other moths of " ,.-..,. was an individual supposed to be extinct, and great was i the excitement among the scientists at ' the discovery that one of the race had ; been recently alive. Although diligent search hu.-, been made by men paid for i the service, no other specimen has been , found. ; _ ._ .,, a prominent Irish- the same kind. It j American citizen of Crcston, died at the of a fossil species, ( ag . e O f so yea rs. 8,774] 1,471 5,74* 41,SOii| 1,89* 30,42.VS5.-,'83 ]8,i'0»,18,578 18,408-20,374 15,«TO 83,6S8 55,638 16,137 15,951 4.U17 83,938 1-1,090 7.95!) 5,063 4,01: 1,33 (JC 74! 1,03 5,63 8,40 1,396,99 1,810 '661 810 8,091 051 1,000 l.OiO 8,385 3,347 sia 1,289 2053 53 47 dent the Marquis di Rudini says can only be considered when tlie federal government has declared in precise terms when the prosecutions will be commenced. In the meantime the Italian government takes cognizance of the general government's declaration acknowledging the fact that compensation is due to the families of the victims by virtue of he treaty existing between the two countries. The idea of war is scouted here in diplomatic and government circles. Even Baron Fava's final withdrawal is not definitely decided upon, It is said that even if Baron Fava is withdrawn it will be done only as the most foi'cible protest known in diplomacy, and not as a forerunner of a conflict between the United States and Italy. The Italian cabinet ministers are in receipt of a large number of cablegrams from prominent Italians in New York city urging moderation upon the Italian government in its treatment of the New Orleans trouble. WASHINGTON, April 8.—The Italian war clouds roll by. Marquis Rudini has cabled Marquis Imperial!, ''in j charge of current business," explaining ! the various things which the Italian j •government didn't mean whan it forum- | I iated its two demands. In view of the ! | explicit statements made in Minister | SHOT DOWN. NEW OBI.HANS, April 4.—nominick C. O'Malley, the private detective who figured so prominently in the Hcnnessy assassination case and who would have been lynched if he had been found after the killing of the Italian prisoners on the 14th of March, or, for that matter, any time within a week thereafter, caused a sensation Friday by quietly walking into the criminal court and surrendering himself to answer the indictments against him. O'Malley was accompanied by his attorney, Lionel Adams, and by James Barry, a well-known local politician. When the first surprise was over Mr. Adams addressed the court and said his client desired to give bond for his appearance to answer the charge, against him. There were three indictments against O'Malley —one for abetting the attempted bribery of talesmen in the Hennessy case, another for perjury charged in the indictment to have been committed in 1883, and the'third for perjury, also alleged to have been committed in 1S82. Judge Marr fixed the bond in each case at $10,000, the inquired bail was furnished and O'Malley was released from custody. During the proceedings the long-looked-for detective was probably the coolest man in the courtroom. He was carefully dressed, and if ho was at all agitated there were no external evidences of it. There was much discussion during the day as to the steps that would be taken by the committee of safety now that O'Malley had disobeyed its mini- date and returned to the eity. It is probable that there will be no fur ther action taken against the detective, and that he will be allowed to answer to the law for the crimes cliarged against him. This view is taken by the afternoon States, against which O'Malley has pending a §10,000 damage suit for slander. The States says: "However jusi tho resentment of iho people may have l)0(.'ii against this man—and we he- i crowd gathered liovo it was entirely just—he is now in the hands ! ^ nc hills for a of the law and ho must be accorded a ialr trial; I ' not a hair of His hcuil must he touched save by | the hand of the law. The States hus ucrt»i:ily ' reasons for entertaining strong feelings resentment toward O'Malley, but tho righteous vengeance of the people was finished 543 Fava's letter of recall the explanation! on tho 14th of March; the rule of the mob is at an end; the laws have re.;nmed their course and we no\v demand for this person, miindud it for him even on the 790 1J309 1,906 457 1,410 HIS DIVORCE WAS ILLEGAL. jad Predicament of an Iowa Man with Too Many Wly^s. L. J. James was foxtnd guilty of bigamy at Council Bluffs. The peculiar part of the case is that James thought was entitled to marry the second lime. He came to Council Bluffs in the summer of 1889, leaving a wife in Kansas. On the 25th of J anuary, 1890, lie obtained a divorce from his wife and six days later had married Ella Kessell. His Kansas wife learned of this, and in April, 1890, came here. The laws of this state require a residence of two years in the state before a decree of divorce can be obtained, and upon this and other grounds she had the decree dissolved. James found himself the possessor of two wives. The grand jury indicted him and his conviction followed. I\l;ule a Confession. On the night of March 5 the room of Mrs. Jewell, landlady of the Grand hotel at Council Bluffs, was entered by thieves and a gold watch and other articles of value stol'en. Again on the night of March 11 the same thing occurred, and in the two hauls the thieves secured booty worth about $700. Miss Etheald Kissell, a young woman employed as a domestic in the hotel, has confessed that she had let her two brothers, George and Fred, into the house on those nights and that they were the thieves. All the parties were under arrest. is a little queer. It won't be possible, however, to charge the misunderstanding on the ex-minister, because Marquis Rudini gave out the substance of the correspondence in Rome before a line of Baron Fava's letter to Secretary Blaine had been made public. The cable dispatches authorized by the Rudini ministry correspond exactly as to the two demands. But since Marquis Rudini instructs the remnant of the Italian legation in Washington that the Italian government did not mean to demand that the federal government of the United States guarantee in advance the verdict of a state jurv it is presumed hereafter King Humbert's advisers will be less hasty. Marquis Rudini still seems to lack a full understanding of the demands for indemnity. Secretary Blaine has not admitted the legal responsibility of the national government, nor has he pledged to pay over money to the Italian government for relatives of such victims of the mob as may have been subjects of King Humbert. What he has done has been to distinctly recognize that, in pursuance of treaty rights, the principle of indemn'' ';y is a proper matter for diplomatic discussion and for consideration by the United States. The application of the principle is for the futvu'e to determine. The news of Marquis Rudini's pacific retreat was received with good-natured comment in official and diplomatic circles. The president and secretary of state were pleased that the determination of the United States not to lose its temper was meeting with a gratifying response so early. The evidence that public sentiment in the United States thoroughly upheld the stand taken by the administration us wo de- day of the hearing and trial tragedy, a full, free and fair in tho courts of tho land." O'Malley said Friday evening that when he got ready to give his story to the public it would cause a number of people now joining 1 in the cry against him to hide behind their doors. As to the parish prison affair he said: "Those men were innocent and the people made a big mistake, for which I hope they will properly apologize to the widows iiiul orphans hereafter. Each one of the nineteen men made a statement to mo, which I investigated and reported upon. I found that all of them told tho truth with one excsption. Poliotx. All thU talk about suborning witnesses and bribing jurors is untrue. You heard the witnesses and, so help me God, I never approached any of them with reference to what testimony they were to give. The closest the grand jury has got to me is to indict me upon matters that happened eight years ago." TERRIBLE TRAGEDIES. A YOUIIR -Wan Kills Mis Mother and Himself at liloomiiigton, Intl. —Awful licod of an Audursou (Ind.) Telegraph Operator. BLOOMINGTON, Ind., April 4.—Ward Demaree, 23 years of age, living with his father and mother and two sisters and two brothers on Sixth street in this city, on Friday afternoon cut the throat of his aged mother, who lay sick in bed with the grip, and then cut his own throat from ear to ear, each dying instantly. At the moment when she young man sent his mother's and his own soul into eternity there was in an adjoining room a Miss Green, a boarding- student of the State university, and the 8-year-old sister of the matricide aud suicide, but they didn't hear a sound of the shocking deed going on so near them. Upon going into the sickroom they were horrified was no less pleasing than the knowledge j to see Mrs. Demaree with her head that the negotiations between Italy and nearly severed from her body lying- MAIL advices from Europe bring con- ' firmation of the recent cable news that the chief wheat crop in that part of the world has made a most disastrous start, i the woiv;t in the last twenty years, and j that little short of a miracle will be i necessary 'o bring the crop up to good condition between this and harvest time. According to the Corn Trade '• News the trading in wheat in the j United Kingdom the n' week in I March was on a much larger scale than j indicated by the bulk of the cubic ad- I vices sent then. The outlook is said to j .be particularly poor in France. UAHON FAVA, the Italian minister, Tvho has been prominent for a few days on account of the massacre at New Orleans, is one of the queer characters of the diplomatic corps. He changes his •boarding place about twenty times a ;ycar. It is next to impossible to find him. He is so careless about his social engagements that on the occasion of a recent state dinner at the White House at whkii he was one of the invited guestb, he kept the company waiting nearly an hour, greatly to the president's annoyance, and would not have made his appearance even then if lie liad not been sent for High water flooded a large number of houses in Des Moines and many of the occupants were rescued in boats. A bridge over the Des Moines river at .Milford was carried away by high water. The trouble between the officers of McFarland's bank at Boone, which led to its insolvency, has .been settled by a division of the property. Creditors will be paid in full. Peter McMahon, of Mason City, was charged with causing the death ol Walter Fidon, an orphan boy, by inhuman treatment, and a warrant had been issued for his arrest. At Des Moines Reuben S. Ilalton, cashier of the Central Loan and Trust Company, and Mrs. J. K. Russell, wife of a prominent Kansas City business man, were accidentally asphyxiated by gas which escaped from a heater. A committee of the. State Business Men's association met at Des Moines and organized a Business Men's Fire Insurance Company with seven directors. Suits were brought by justices against Polk county for §10,000 in fees claimed to have been earned by themselves and constables in attempts to enforce the prohibition law Justice Lynch, of Carroll, has a.dopt- ed the following novel way of performing a marriage ceremony: "Stand up! Take hold of hamds. I do hereby declare you man and wife from now into eternity, so help me God, and in conclusion will charge you two dollars." A Unique Village. Tabor, a little village in Fremont' county, is in some respects a unique place. It was settled by a colony in 1853. During' the greater part of its history the people have all worshiped together in one large church—Congregational—more than four-fifths of the population belonging to that denomination. When a tax was voted to aid the Tabor & Northern railroad the vote was unanimous, and at tlve recent municipal and school elections only one ticket was placed in nomination. It might be truly said that the Congrega* tionalists have a monopoly in Tabor. Scalped by Indians. M. J. Jacobs, living near Waterloo, received a telegram stating that his 13- year-old sou, who was visiting in Nebraska, had been captured by a band of Indians. A party of men started in pursuit, and as they approached the redskins tlie latter split the boy open with tomahawk, scalped him, and then escaped. The boy %vu:s dead wiiKU the men jvat-'beil him. THE present winter has been >n country parsons in Maine. Oae preacher in Knox county, after working hard all the evening breaking through the drifts, arrived in sight of the churcfe just in time to see the lights blown out. The people had given him up and gone home. THE sal non fishermen of Maine are In earnest in their war against the seals that seem to be multiplying along the coast. They say a bounty of two dollars a head must be offered by tlie state on seals or ere long there'll b.e no the United States could now go forward without danger of a, diplomatic rupture. This was the interpretation placed upon the assurances contained in Marquis Rudini's dispatch. Practically the status of the case remains where it was before Baron Fava's recall. Diplomatic intercourse is not interrupted and the lujiial correspondence will go forward on all the bearing's of the case. This new and latest feature of the situation leaves Baron Fava, the ex- minister, in a very embarrassing situation, as his government makes plain the i fact that he has entirely misunderstood the general scope of the negotiations and has been particularly unfortunate in not only misunderstanding but misrepresenting 1 the attitude of Secretary Blaine. To the mind of many persons it now seems apparent that the object sought to be attained by the Italian government was to get rid of Baron Fava, and that the apparent threat of war against the United States was only a means to that end. That the baron feels keenly the unfortunate predicament in which he is placed and recognizes that he is the real victim of the blustering contention of the past few weeks is evidenced by the fact that he is utterly broken down and confined to his bed, suffering from mental and bodily ailments. dead in a pool of blood and Ward Demaree in a like condition on the floor. Deraaree had been a college student for some time and had been studying languages preparatory to attending Princeton college. At the time of the tragedy an older daughter was absent at school and tlie mother lay upon the bed sick. Two smaller children were about the house. The mother, seeing that her son had a razor in his hand us he approached her bedside, motioned the children from the. room. Ward approached his mother's bedside and with one slash of the razor nearly severed her head from her body. The soa, after looking at his fiendish work a minute or more, knelt on the floor ami with the same bloody weapon cut his own throat. The bed and floor presented a ghastly spectacle to the ex* citud people who soon crowded into tho room. The tragedy was enacted in the heart of the city. All parties are highly connected. The family knew of the son's aberration of mind, but had kept the matter a profound secret. ANUKUSON, Ind., April 4.—Friday at noon Ed Alexander, a telegraph operator, beat his aged mother into insensibility, and, under the impression that h« had killed her, swallowed a lot of poison and then shot himself inflicting a .slight wound. He died at 5 o clock from the. effects of the poison. He was to have been married next Wednesday. SIR THOMAS BARING DEAD. Head of tho Great London Ranking House Kij)ircs In Kowe. ROME, April a.--Sir Thomas Charles Baring has just died here. He arrived on February 5 on a pleasure trip and caught the Rome fever. He was ill for some time and partially recovered, but suffered a relapse from which he did not rally. LONDON, April 3.—It is said here on authority that Sir Thomas Baring's death will not affect business, the capital of his compar.y being invested fo» years. WAR AND WARRIORS. THE American saddle is now used by the British mounted cavalry. ELEVEN battle ships are now being built for the German government. THK JapaneT-j naval minister urges that seventy-live vessels be added to Ma country's armament, almost doubling 1 its strength. AN expert, writing in the ' London Times, calls for the abandonment and withdrawal of the 110-ton guns. They Striker* Attack thrs €oko Works nt M.i»t«* Wond, I'rt., nnrt Arc Kopnlsetl by Onardn Armed with \Vin«h«nt«r Hlllon — The Rftntot of tho lUot.erg Flt-nd Into and Nine of Them Arc Kllled-Forty o* More Wounded. MOUNT FI.ISABANT, Pa., April 8.— Ominous signs of the gathering of a storm in the coke region have been observed by experienced strikers here for some time, and at 3 o'clock Thursday morning they focused and burst with sudden fury at the Morewood plant, •which has provided such a bone of contention between the strikers and their employers. The fight was brief and deadly. Two rounds of cartridges Were fired by a band of sixty-five guards and seven of the charging mob of strikers fell dead, while at least forty others were wounded—how badly cannot be definitely learned, as they were taken a-way by their companions. Word was received later that two more men concerned in the riot had died in a striker's house near the Morewood works, where they had been dragged by their fellow rioters. The attack on the Morewood plant was well planned and conceived and headed by men determined evidently to intimidate the men working there once for all. At 3 o'clock small bodies of strikers began to gather on the hills. As usual during a raid, they were armed with revolvers, stones, iron bars and every conceivable weapon obtainable. Headed by their drum corps they marched first to the Standard works, where they deliberately destroyed both telephone and telegraph wires,, so that word of their coming could not be sent to Morewood. While at the Standard works they incidentally destroyed anything movable they might find. Some time after 2 o'clock a. m. the guards at Morewood heard from the Standard works that a raid was imminent. The warning reached the Morewood plant none too soon. As the noisy band of strikers, now numbering fully 1,!IOO men, approached that plant their outcries ceased, their drum corps was silenced and the. ugly in a bunch on moment's parley before attacking a plant they knew to be well guarded by determined . men. There was a hesitancy, but the fact that they were twenty to one strong encouraged the strikers and they quietly separated, one large detachment ad vancing on the works by the main road, while the others scattered over the brows of the hill, and shortly after 3 o'clock, at a given signal, all moved down on the works. Tho night was of inky blackness but the. guards were apprised of the movements of the attacking party tyy confused mutterings in a foreign tongue or subdued orders from the leaders. Under the orders of Capt. Loar the sixty-five guards stood quietly in line before the works, heir Winchesters peacefully "at rest." Suddenly a break was made by the advancing mob toward the fences of the company. A stern order to halt was given, but the only attention it received was the firing of three shots by members of the mob. After the shots were fired by the strikers they turned and went toward the stables of the company with a dash. The guards were ordered to follow and the command again given the strikers to halt. They only retreated further down the road and answered the order with yells and threats. Again was the command given and again came the mocking answer, and the order to fire was given by Capt. Loar. i The volleys from the Winchesters ; were well directed and but a few rounds were necessary (o drive the ; frightened rioters back to the hills, | where hundreds of their fellow strikers i had gathered. The firing on both i sides continued hardly three minutes. j The volleys from the guards had a terrible eit'ect on the compact mass of strikers, while the hitter made an attempt to return the fire with what few weapons they possessed, but without effect. The dead were left lying in the road, while the wounded, estimated at between forty and fifty, were either assisted or bodily carried away into the hills by their fellows. All tl\e men killed bear foreign names, and it was a fact that not one of them was a naturalized citizen of this country. Labor officials deny the men at Morewood were killed for good causes, and warrants have been issued for the deputies on the charge of murder, and for General Manager Lynch, of the Fricke company and Superintendent Ramsay, of the Morewood plant, charged as accessories before the fact. A large number of the deputies have already been arrested, and labor leaders say they will not rest until all are taken caro of. 1-lAiimsBURQ, Pa., April 8.—The state militia was ordered out Thursday for the first time in fourteen years to suppress a riot. Telegrams were sent to Gov. Pattison to the effect that the rioters had attacked the sheriff's posse and had been tired upon, a number being killed. He was assured that the authorities could not handle the mob, and he at once ordered out the Tenth regiment, holding the Eighteenth regiment in reserve. Thursday night he was notified by the sheriff of Westmoreland county that the Sixteenth regiment could not reach here before morning, arid that the situation was very alarming. The Eighteenth regiment at Pittsburgh was then at once ordered out and started at 8:30. Little Khody's Election. PROVIDENCE, R. I., April S.—Returns indicate conclusively that there has been no choice by the voters of any of ! the candidates on the general ticket. ! Enough towns have been carried by the I republicans to give them 55 on joint ballot in the legislature. The total vote for governor is as follows: Davis (dem.), ' 83,349; Ladd (rep.), 21,805; Larry (pro.), 1,829; Burton (nationalist), 884. Tho new general assembly will stand as follows: Senate—republicans, ai; democrats, 9, with 0 members yet to be chosen. The house will consist of 84 republicans and 28 democrats. N iueteea are costly, dangerous and short-lived- -.7 rtj»«i it • -i * V-WW.W**\.M.**O (A*il* AHJ VI \21 •«-* V* \- 1 CV V*3. O.^ No armor floats wiucb cannot be pierced members have yet to be chosen. by 67-tonaera,

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