The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on June 10, 1891 · Page 8
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, June 10, 1891
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THE BEPUBLICAN. OTARR * HA.M.OC1S., STATE NEWS. AT.GONA, IOWA, ' THB Czarewltch, notwithstanding his {Japanese experience, is about to visit jParis, where his heart will be in more flanger than his head. ' PHILADELPHIA'S city treasurer is In a fad fix, but he appears to have brought fcll his troubles on himself by depositing the city funds with a rotten bank. j OFFICIAL records show the number of divorces granted during the last two decades to have be«n 327,716, or more than 16,000 a year, and that each one granted makes the next one easier. THE occupant of the throne of Portugal bears the high-sounding title of Don Carlos, King of Portugal and Algrayes, Within the limit of the seas; in Africa, Lord of Guinea and of the navigation in Ethiopa, Arabia, Persia and the In- flies. ._ ; PUBLIC school teaching in Spain is iiot an attractive profession. One teach- fer, whose case was brought into notice recently, had not received his salary for seventeen years. While this was an extreme case, it is true that the back pay ot the teachers now reaches about §700,000. IOWA ODDFELLOWS. Flourishing Condition of the Ofd«f Showtt by the Annual Heport*. William Garrett, grand secretary ot the Grand Lodge, 1. 0. 0. F., of Iowa, baa issued his annual report to the sub* ordinate lodges of the state. The documents show the number of lodges in the state to be 499, with a total net membership December 81, 1800, of' 25,426, a gain in 1800 of seventeen lodges and 1,822 members. The number of brothers relieved during the year past was 1,855; number of widowed families relieved, 110, and the number of broth- ; ers buried, 188. The amount paid for relief in 1890 was $40,024.34. Amount of the year's receipts, 8142,020.25; current expenses, $60,313.02, The invested funds of the subordinate lodges in Iowa at the close of 1890 amounted to $083,942, a gain during the year of $60,997. Donation to the widows' and orphans' fund, $4,059.85. . The Miners' Strike. The Phillips Coal Company has Imported fifty negroes and put theni at work in their mines at Diamond. The aid of the sheriff and his deputies of Appanoose county was invoked to prevent violence and no disturbance arose. The same policy will be carried out in the mines of Foster, Mystic and other places where this company has interests. Other operators say that if the strike continues another month longer there will be at least 8,000 negroes imported to dig coal. SWITZERLAND is preparing to celebrate 4he six hundredth anniversary of th« oldest existing republic on the globe, JThe league of the tiiree forest cantons, tlri, Schwyz and Unterwalden, dates jback more than 600 years, but it was in 1291 that it was formally committed to .writing. __________.. ONE of the recent inventions for life- having apparatus is the Irvine pneu- snatic gun for throwing a line to ships In distretes or to persons in a burning house. The air is admitted from a reservoir to the chamber behind the toojectile at a pressure of 2,400 pounds On the square inch. TRAVELERS from California, Arizona and New Mexico say that the regiments of tourists that follow each other {through those regions are all armed. With kodaks, and that the Indians are )mortally afraid of them, and make vig- prous protest against being; aimed at by the amateur photographers. j 5 '. THE failure of the Keystone National ibank, Philadelphia, is dragging down the treasurer of that city, and will in- trolve loss to the state also. The total amount of public deposits in that bank by Treasurer Bardsley is in round num- aers a million and a half. The presi- ient of the defunct bank, G. W. Marsh, iaa absconded, at least he could not be found at last accounts. Robbed an Express Office. Express Agent Mathews, who was bound and muzzled when the American Express Company's safe at Carroll was robbed of $3,000 has confessed that hi is the robber and implicated twi young men, Craig Niswonger and An son Scharnweber, as his accomplices They were arrested. They deny their guilt and have given bail. The money was recovered, Mathews going with Superintendent Garner, of Omaha, to a vacant house and getting it from a place of concealment. An Insane Patient's Death. While fishing several miles up the river from Independence some fishermen found the body of a man partly buried in the sand of the bed of the river. It was identified as B. Detlor, a prominent druggist of Webster City, who had been at the insane asylum THE illustrated article which is going fche rounds of the press, giving full particulars as to the appearance, (wealth and antecedents of the Hch widows of the Pacific slope, is a rather tempting invitation to enterprising bachelors and forlorn widowers to go west and better themselves. The wealth of these wid- cws is way up in the millions. about two months. He escaped, and diligent search failed to reveal his whereabouts. A card was found on his person stating that he could never be captured alive and bidding good-by to his friends. Five Hanging Bodies. Mrs. Christen Pedcrson, a Danish woman, and four children, aged from 3 to 10 years, were found hanging in the cellar of her house 3 miles northwest of Harlan. It was thought they had been hanging four days. The husband was sent to the insane asylum about a week ago, and this series of murders and suicide showed that the wife should have accompanied him, as she must have been violently insane. THE PEOPLE'S PARTY* the rfett organisation NftttieB State' Uffl* ccrs Aliil Adopt* a PlatfWfYn. The first state convention-of" the people's party met at Des MoiheB attd nominated the following ticket: Governor—A. J. WesttaU, of woodbury county. ' Lleutennnt governor—W. B. Sdott, of Appanoose county. ttallway commissioner—D. F. Rogers, of Dallas county. Superintendent of public Instruction—0. W. Bean, of Buena Vista county. Supremo judge—T. F. Willis, of Page county. Addresses were made by National Lecturer Willets, of the Farmers'. Alliance, State Lecturer Wheat, of the Iowa Knights of Labor, ex-Congressman E. H. Gillette, of Iowa, and ex- Senator Van \Vyck, of Nebraska. The committee on platform reported as follows, and the report was adopted: Resolved, By the people's party of the State jf Iowa, in convention assembled, that we view with alarm the continued encroachment of jonfederated monopolies and trusts on the right of the people, and are firmly convinced o ,he Inability of the old party to moot the Issues which are forced upon us. A vicious system o class legislation protects a money oligarchy most dangerous to the rights and liberties of she people, and is fast undermining the foundation of our civil government which must rest upon the equality and intelligence of all, Wo hereby heartily ratify and confirm the movement inaugurated nt the Cincinnati convention of May 29, 1891, and the wise nnd patriotic platform of principles there adopted. Concerning questions of local concern, we declare : 1. That we condemn the action of our executive council for its refusal to increase the railroad assessment to an average equal to that of farm and other property and affirm that said assessments to be equitable and just should be at least 180,000,000, and that the legislature should provide by stringent law for such assessment. 2. That wo demand the establishment in our state of the Australian ballot system. 3. We denounce the action of the Twenty- second and Twenty-third general assemblies for defeating the Australian ballot bill; for incorporating the f:onti-act clause in the miners' screen bill; for the defeat of the two cent fare bill; the uniform school book bill and the bill for the taxation of mortgages, all of which measures we indorse and advocate. We sympathize with the minors of Iowa in their struggle for the eight-hour day and pledge them our support, for the repeal of the contract clause in the screen bill and the abolition of the truck store system and demand •weekly pay for the miner. "We favor a uniform system of school boolis for the entire state, the books to be furnished by the stale at cost to the pupils. 4. We censure the leaders of the republican and democratic parties for the constant effort to reopen the temperance question in this state to the exclusion of the grave economic questions which now confront our people. 5. We favor a judicious service pension law and demand additional compensation equivalent to the disparity between the currency paid to our union soldiers and that of gold at the IOWA ,,NJSWS Death df d All Over the State. Nowton indictment — A Decidedly Novel Feature of the town Ing-Condltlonofthe Cfops- Th« Hennepln Cdhftl. »fc« FBANOE in 1889 had a debt per capita •of $116.35, and it is understood- that this •does not include certain annuities of an tmstated but great amount. Great {Britain, though slowly decreasing her debt, had a burden of $87.89 per capita; Kussia, $30.79; Austro-Hungary, $70.84; [Belgium, $63.10; the Netherlands, $95.56, While that of the United States was but 814.63, and of its indebtedness nearly one-half was made up of non-interest Ibearing notes. Swamp Land Title Quieted. In the United States district court at Des Moines Judge Shires granted a decree quieting the title to several thousand acres of swamp land in Buena Vista county. The land has been granted to the Dubuque & Sioux City railroad and Buena Vista claimed it as swamp land. The case has been watched with considerable interest by the residents of the northwestern part of the state. time of payment. In granting pensions, there should be no discrimination on account of rank. 6. Tlie creation of private corporations for pecuniary profit we believe to be contrary to moral law uncl in violation of so'und public policy and we therefore demand that our next legislature shall provide for the investigation of" our present system of private corporations with a view to their ultimate suppression as soon as it can be done with safety to the busi. ness interests. The following, not a part of the platform, was recommended for adoption: Resolved, That we favor a hearty cooperation by the people and a reasonable appropriation by the incoming general assembly, in order ,hat Iowa may creditably exhibit her resources at the great gathering ot the nations of the world. . A resolution was added giving tne state central committee power to fill, vacancies on the ticket should any occur. The following state central committee was chosen: First district, Owen Garretson, Salem; sec ond district, E. H. Shfpard, Elwood; third district i ; fourth district, M. B. Doolittle, Hiward ccun'.y: fifth ciitrict, J. D. Rounde, Lamoil; sixth district, Dr. Perry 'Eagle, Newton; seventh district, C. K. Innes, Des Moines; eighth district, W. H. Whistler, Afton; ninth district, J. W. Brown, Atlantic; tenth district, Isaac Connor, Forest City; eleventh district, F. F. Roe, Monona. IT having been ascertained that the recent forest fires in New Jersey prevented frosts on the Atlantic seaboard, a, dense cloud of smoke having over- Ixung the region for several weeks, the Jlew York Herald calls the attention of agriculturists to the fact and suggests the killing frosts may be prevented by starting brush fires on the western and northern sides of the orchards and fields to be protected, the fires to generate large volumes of smoke. Cutworms DcRtroy Iowa Crops. Millions of cutworms were doing much damage to growing corn and potatoes in the vicinity of Waterloo. On sod the worms were more troublesome than on old land. Many fields in all parts of the county have had to be re planted, the worms having taken all the sprouted stalks. THEY have indicted army in Trenton, N. the Salvation J. The indictment charges the members with disturbing the public peace with loud noises and boisterous shouting. This is said to be the first case in which the Salvation army has been presented by a grand jury. The jury say they do not deny the right to worship God according to the dictates of one's conscience, but they declare that this right is not properly exercised when it is used to the disturbance of people. The outcome of the suit will be interesting. THERE is going to be a new departure in the style of government greenbacks. The recent successful counterfeiting of silver certificates has demonstrated the necessity of a change in the designs of the bills. The innovation is to consist in the use of silk fiber as a distinctive feature of the paper on which the note is printed. The verdict of experienced bank officers is that our cur- yency is too much covered with engraving, the effect being to confuse the eye »nd take away that clear impression one gets in examining a well defined *nd clear-cut engraving. BULLETINS from the census bureau on state population show that the rural population not only has not kept pace •with oity population during the last -decade, but has in many localities de- •clined absolutely. The statistics in detail go to show that less men are required to do the farming than formerly, •even in states in which fruit and truck iarming largely predominate. Maine shows a gain of 12,150 in population in the entire state, while its twenty-si* towns and cities of 4,000 and over show «, gain of 31,016, the smaller towns and Country district* having actually lo»t News in liner. Boone county farmers have planted a large acreage in potatoes. The Lilly White hotel at Spirit Lake was burned to the ground. Loss, $3,000; insurance, $2,200. A feature announced for Burlington's Fourth of July celebration will be a fly across the river by an air ship. H. C. Wheeler has sold this season fifty Shire and Percheron stallions from his Odebolt horse farm. Eliza Peterson, aged 13 years, shot and killed Clinnie Luton, aged « years, at Con way, with a target rifle which she supposed was not loaded. t The body of B. Detlor was found in the river at Independence. He had been confined in the insane hospital two months, but made his escape. A card was found on the body bidding good-by to his friends. John Larson, a Swedish section man committed suicide at Boone by hang ing. Edward Zaiser, aged 20 years, of Bur lington, died Saturday night from the effects of a pistol wound inflicted by a burglar a few days before. Two per sons have been arrested for the crime. Gilbert Sawin, a prominent pioneer of Hardin county, was instantly killed by a heavy timber falling on his head while helping to raise a barn. Martin Peatry, aged 14, while fishing south of Ottumwa, fell into the water and was drowned. United States Marshal Beach was in Mason City and arrested Lon Redman for illegally selling intoxicating liqudrs. Citizens of Kniffln have filed a complaint with the railroad commissioners against the Chicago, Bock Island & Pacific. They want a new depot. At the state sportsmen's tournament, at Des Moines, Budd won L. C. Smith's prize cup in the associated shoot on twenty straight. George Boone, of Ottumwa, who impersonated his deceased father, who had been a union soldier, in order to draw a pension, was sentenced to thirteen months in the penitentiary, aiitt an indictment was returned against S. E. Adler, an Ottumwa attorney, who presented false affidavits in Booue'a $11,755,803 9.355,400 8,887,803 115,011 THE COAL INDUSTRY. Development of Mining In Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and Michigan. WASHINGTON, June B.—The census office is about to issue a statement of the showing of the eleventh census in respect to the production of coal in Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and Michigan. The production and value for the last decade is as follows: Proltiett, short ton*. Illinois IS, 104.273 Ohio . ....." 9,970,797 ndiuna 2,845,057 Michigan o 4 - 431 The greatest increase of production n the past years is shown by Illinois-r 5,988,895 short tons. The increase in value of the product is as follows: Illinois, $3,975,371; Ohio, $1,035,733; Indiana, $717,594. The coal area in Illinois is 37,000 square miles; in Ohio, 10,000; in Indiana, 7,000, and in Michigan, 7,000. There has been a gradual decrease in the production of coal in Michigan since 1883, the total decrease being 33,369 tons in production and $109,489 in value. The principal statistics of i^ie industry are of follows: Total tx-pend- •Employes. Waqea. Huret. Illinois 24323 «8,694,347 $10,336.069 Ohio .".V. 19 Si 6.B92'.004 8,832,183 Indiana.... 6,532 8,201.044 8,581,868 ROASTED ALIVE. Terrible Fate of Two tittle Gh-ls In Pennsylvania. PITTSBURGH, Pa., June 6.—The dwelling of Samuel P. Myers, a prominent farmer, of Summit township, near Myersdale. Pa., was burned to the ground Thursday night, and two children, Clara and Missouri, aged 9 and 18 years respectively, roasted alive. Th^ fire spread so rapidly that the nia^ other occupants barely escaped in their night clothes. Three men and on? woman were compelled to jump from ft second-story window. Mr. Myers was badly burned, but will recover. It not known how the fire originated. tSpeoial Des Molnos Correspondence.] The most notable death so far in Iowa this year is that of Judge Edward Johnstone, of Keokuk, la., who died a week ago or more. Judge Johnstone was a pioneer in the state, had been a member of the general assembly at various times and been speaker ol the Iowa house of representatives. He had formerly lived at Fort Madison but in his later years had lived at Keokuk. Personally he was one of tha most distinguished of men. He was very large and had as grand an appearing head as ever rested on the shoulders of men. His personal appearance was so striking as to attract attention everywhere, and it is said that at Keokuk he never entered a public meet ing before its organization that he was not intuitively called upon to preside. He came of a family of distinguished men, being one of twelve children. One, brother was governor of Pennsylvania; another was killed while leading his command in a gallant charge in one of the battles in Mexico; another was a distinguished minister; others were distinguished in still other professions. The deceased was not only large physi cally, but large mentally. He was above all small faults and foibles that detract from men. At the time of his death he was president of the Iowa Columbian commission. Dur,ing the recent session of the United States grand jury in this city an indictment was found against A. C. N«w- ton, vice president and general manage! of a narrow gauge road known as the Des Moines & Kansas City. The indictment charges that Mr. Newton conspired with others to send false and fictitious mail matter over his line of road during the month that the government was engaged in weighing the mail to fix a basis for future compensation for carrying the mail. It is charged and quite well established that great sacks of old newspapers were shipped back and forth over the road of which Mr. Newton is manager, and were weighed, or intended to be weighed, as they passed up and down the road. The evidence was very strong, and clearly shows the intent of the accused. It being a peculiar offense, however, not specifically defined in the Unitec States statutes, it may be difficult to convict. It can only be dealt with a a conspiracy to defraud the government The whole case was worked up by George M. Christian, from Grinnell, special agent of the post office department, assisted by Postmaster Brandt and other officials of the city. Since this indictment was found inquiry haa been made and facts learned indicating that there was quite a general conspiracy in the northwest among certain railroads to load the mails during the month of April when weighing was in progress, but in other instances persona engaged in the conspiracy were more judicious than Mr. Newton, and there will be no evidence on which to find indictments except in his case. The importance of these conspiracies may be judged when it is said that mail contracts, when let, are let for four years In southwestern Iowa there has lately been introduced in some communities new organizations known as "Equal Freedom" clubs. The object of the organization is to afford opportunity for free and candid public discussion of political and religious questions, entirely devoid of bitterness or anger. One of these clubs is in full progress at Creston, and a few evenings ago discussed the ever present Iowa question of prohibition. The disputants on this question were ex- United States Senator J. W. McDill, who defended prohibition as both right and expedient, and the merchant, Col. John O'Keefe, who took the opposite ground. These discussions, although animated, were characterized by the highest courtesy on all sides. They mark a new feature of the town meeting. The condition of Iowa at this time with regard to the crop prospects is fully as encouraging as the average season. The sowing of small gram took place at the usual time without hindrance from rain. Corn planting went on in the first ten days of May without interruption, and then, when everybody feared a long drought, there came throughout the state copious rains, and there has been nothing to cast a gloom over the bright prospect of immense crops, except the weather has been too cool for the sprouting of corn in the ground. Replanting may be necessary in some parts of the state. However, in Iowa some of the best yields of corn come from the fields that are replanted. One feature which will play some part in the future development of Iowa will be the Hennepin canal which will some day connect the Mississippi with the lakes, and enable water shipments from Chicago, Buffalo and other lake points, to Davenport, Muscatine and other Mississippi rivet- points. The completion of the canal will give these Iowa towns on the Mississippi renewed growth. At present, as the situation is, the city of Des Moines is enjoying more rapid, growth than any other Iowa town, or in fact any of the considerable towns in the west. This is due to the fact that Des Moines has never had a boom, or never assumed to have one, but has, through all these years, en» ioyed a steady, uninterrupted growth and development, there having been fifty new manufacturing concerns located in Des Moines during the past year. Agfctait frugUtvti * I**** On*— Belief in Of" Circles *hi*t she Wtii Be libet* IcjtttQUK, June C.— The Itata incident is practically at an etid. A prize crew from the United States cruiser Charleston went aboard the long sought for craft Friday morning and took formal The HONOR THEIR DEAD. Unveiling «t the Oohfsdteritte Monument fti .IttckftoU, 8liMi--i5nittfltf ttf possession of it. The steamer arrived in this port Thursday morning and took up a position near the Charleston. Its long and successful run from San Diego and its evasion of the United States warships insured it a royal welcome from the citizens of Iquique and it received it. Contrary to the general impression all of the arms and ammunition, consisting of 5,000 rifles and 2,000,000 rounds of ammunition, which the Itata received from the schooner Robert and Minnie are still in the hold . of the steamer and will return to San Diego with it. Just what led the insurgents to surrender the ship and arms is not known definitely but the general opinion is that Admiral McCann informed the authorities that unless the cargo as well as the ship was given up to him he, in conformity with his instructions from the navy depart ment, would take action to get them It will bo some time before the Itata will be ready to start northward. It machinery is in bad shape and it is a wonder that it succeeded in getting to Chili at all. The congressional government has announced the arrival of the Itata and its delivery to the war vessels in this document: "The congressional party has acted in strict honesty in making every atonement for having violated the laws of the United States. In a communication addressed to Secretary Rlaine it has called his attention to the fact that the Itata did not embark the arms at San Diego, but did so after it had sailed from that port, and at that uninhabited island far from the coast. It asks that while the Itata goes to San Jiego the arms may remain here in custody of the American admiral until judgment is rendered by the California courts." WASHINGTON, June 6.—A -cablegram received from Admiral McCann at [quique settles the status of the Itata. The admiral says the transfer of arms from the Robert and Minnie took place not off San Diego but off St. Clement's island, which is outside the 8-mile limit. The proceedings were not, therefore, according to the same authorities, in violation of the neutrality laws. The account which came from San Francisco of the naval engagement in Valparaiso harbor, stating that the insurgent cruiser Magallanes sailed under the guns of the government forts and almost annihilated the government boats, is received with incredulity at the navy department. The officers say they have no doubt if an engagement with such pronounced results had taken place news would have been promptly telegraphed to the United States instead of taking the slower course of the mail steamers. Secretary Tracy says the next step will be to send the ship back to the United States to stand trial. There is no expectation that the officers and crew of the Itata will jeopardize their liberty by returning with the vessel to San Diego. As it was reported from Mexico that the commander of the insurgent warship Esmeralda acted as captain of the Itata as far as Acapulco there are at least good reasons why he must not return to the United States. It may be necessary for McCann to detail some of his men to act as the crew. In official circles it is believed that the Itata is not 'likely to suffer heavily as the result of her escapade. Credence is given to the statement telegraphed from Chili that the vessel took the contraband arms and ammunition from the Robert and Minnie on the high seas outside of United States jurisdiction. If this should be true her offense against the neutrality laws is minimized and it is very doubtful if a case could be made out against her in the present state of uncertain construction of it. There is little doubt that she can be held on other charges, such as contempt of court in sailing away while under injunction, kidnaping the marshal and sailing without clearance papers, but these are minor affairs whose punishment is likely to take the shape of fines and not go to the length of forfeiture of the vessel. Attorney General Miller said that the department of justice would take no action in the case of the Itata until that vessel had been turned over to the law officers of the government at San Diego, Cal., when the course usual in such cases would be followed—that is to say she would be libeled and held subject to the finding of the proper legal tribunal. LONDON, June 6.—The surrender of the Itata to the American authorities has caused a sensation here second only to the baccarat scandal. The opponents of Balmaceda, and that includes Col. North and other nitrate magnates, are deeply chagrined, while the friends of the Chilian executive are corresponding elated. At the Chilian consulate there was great rejoicing. Secretary Orrego said there was great hope that the loss of the Itata and the arms on board of her would seriously cripple the rebellion and hasten its overthrow, which, however, was certain before long. Senor Orrego said the United States had given a grand example to the world of the energetic enforcement of its laws against the peace of a friendly nation, and that the conduct of the American government could not fail to command the respect of both Europe and America. JACKSON, Miss*, Jtme 4.— The tttehttodead cdnfederate soldiers was unveiled here in* the presence of thousands atnouff Whom were numbered men who fought on either side during the war. A civic and military procession marched through the streets to the site of the monument, on reaching which the exercises were at once begun, After prayer* the monument, which up to this time had been draped in white muslin, was then formally Unveiled amid prolonged applause, while the combined bands rendered "The Star bpangled Banner" and "Dixie." The monument was formally presented by Miss Sallle B. Morgan, the presentation speech being made by C. E. Hooker. It was'accepted on behalf of the confederate veterans by C.ol. J. R. Macintosh. Mrs. Margaret Davis-Hayes, of Colorado, daughter of Jefferson Davis, unveiled the monument. Senator E. C. Walthali upon being introduced was received with loud and prolonged applause. His oration upon "The Confederacy" was a complete history of the war from inception to close. He received close attention and repeated applause. When he concluded Mrs. Luther Manship recited with stirring effect a poem by Rev. Father Ryan, S. J., entitled "Sentinel Songs." Then Gov. Lowry followed with a brief oration on the life and character of Jefferson Davis, in the course of which he said that when partisanship had given place to sober reason and judgment historians' would accord the late president of the confederate states a front rank among the great statesmen of his day as well as of those who had preceded him. At the conclusion of Gov. Lowry's oration the band rendered "America" ahd"Maryland,My Maryland," and with the pronouncing of the benediction by Rev. Dr. H. F. Sproles, pastor of the First Baptist church of this city, the exercises were brought to a conclusion. USED THE BANKS' FUNDS. The National City Bank of Marshall, Mlcli., Closed uy a 938,000 Defalcation. MARSHALL, Mich., June 4.—"This bank closed on account of the defalcation of E. J. Kirby, assistant cashier," is the inscription hanging to the National city bank, and it is officially signed by J. R. Bentley, cashier. The shortage in the assistant cashier's accounts is estimated at from $20,000 to $50,000. The bank examiner was working over the accounts nearly all last week, and the directors decided to close the bank. The defalcation is said to have been caused by the fact that Kirby lost money in speculation. He is said to be in Schoolcraft, but his family does not know where he has gone. Kirby told his wife Friday night that the money he had sunk in wheat speculation lip to three months ago was his own. Since that he had lost $41,000, mostly gold from the bank's reserve fund. Kirby is a relative of Bentley, the cashier, who owns the controlling stock. His uncles, George and Joseph Bentley, are on his bond for $200,000. He was a member of the Presbyterian church, a Sunday-school teacher, an active member of the Christian Endeavor society and a prominent young man. The bank will resume business in a few days, prepared to pay depositors every dollar. The POULTRY SCRAPS, GENERALLY on the farm there Is necessity for buyiug exjra foods. POCTLTBY will readily digest bones i{ chey are broken fine enough for theijJ to eat. WHEN hawks bother the chickens a few brush piles will afford a good pr?- tection. CUBU is a good feed for young poultry of all kinclb and can be fed to the laying uens to a good advantage. A PINT of whole wheat to a doz^n hens makes a very fair ration. NofY yive it juat before tb*y g° to roost. A Hint About Sponges. Never use a sponge, says an exchange unless you have thoroughly soaked it This will take out the muriatic acid vised in its preparation for the market. ,If you buy a sponge from a drug store or anywhere at retail you do not get the virgin article that is dragged from the bottom of the sea. It has seen a number of changes. Sponges bleached white with muriatic acid, the men who do this work have sore and sometimes bleeding bands on account of the strength of $ke solution, After bleaching the flnwr on#$ yen dy«4 yellow. are NATURE'S FREAKS. A GEORGIA roan has an egg which has the »xact. shape of a young chicken. A cow sBLONGise to a farmer near Marshalltown, la., is the proud mptfcer of triplet calves. A FOBIY-YEAB-OLD peacock struw proudly on the farm of Ada»Boh»ta P*nn township, Berks county, P»- THBBB live frogs bounded frojjjths of sown* lo which «*V«* 'POLITICS IN IOWA. State Convention of the People'* Party Names a Pull Ticket. DES Moines, la., June 4.—There were 427 delegates in the peoples' state convention Wednesday. The following ticket was nominated: For governor, A. J. Westfall. Woodbury county; lieutenant governor. Walter Soott, Appauoose; superintendent of public instruction, Prof. C. W. Bean, Buena Vista; railway commissioner. D. F. Rogers, Dallas; judge supreme court, T. F. Willis, Page. The platform adopted ratifies the action ot the Cincinnati conference; condemns the action of the Iowa executive council for refusing to increase railway assessments; demands Australian ballot; sympathizes with the miners in their struggle for an eight- hour day; favors a uniform school book system for the state, books to be furnished at cost to pupils; censures I democratic and republican parties for I constant efforts to reopen the temperance question to the exclusion of economic questions which now confront the people; favors a judicious service pension law and favors state legislation directed at the ultimate suppression of all private corporations. A resolution separate from platform approving reasonable state appropriation for the world's fair was - 1 -" adopted. STEAM'S FATAL WORK. Terrific Boiler Explosion, In Which Men Are Killed and Others Injured. BEDFOHD, Ind., June 4.—A sawmill boiler located 6 miles west of here exploded Wednesday morning, ing . two men instantly fatally injuring three others, have since died. The owned by John and Joe Dusard, of this place, and is a total loss, ing is left of the engine Part of it lays a quarter of a mile away from where the -mill stood. The killed are: Doe Kern; Edward Dusard, son of one of the proprietors; James Perkins; Granger Evans, all of Fayetteville, and George Hayden, of £wils City, Ind. Every stitch of clothing was stripped off two of the killed, PASSEP AWAY, also kill- and who mill was Noth- boiler. Benson J. Lowing mea of Varaly»l» of the Heart. POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y., June 4.—Pr. Benson J. Lossing, historian, died a* bis home near this city Wednesday afternoon of paralysis of the heart. He was 79 years old. He was D0 ? n a * Beekman, N. Y., February 13. 181*; He was the author of "The Two kpies, ^ "Nathan Hale and John, J^ndve," "&» Encyclopedia of UoiYsr&al

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