The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on July 29, 1891 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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nhlcattemsfor this paper should be ftccotc- 1Cname of the Author; not neceMArtl; for i,but u AQ_ evidence of good faith on the S writer, write only on one ilde of the p% in giving names «Hda»i«* R nYftln (End distinct. Prop_. decipher, bocftu«30f the »Wanner in which they are written. k . , SASfNtBAi/ HAMi,m, Thomas Jeffe*- |16ti, John Adams and President Monroe fill died on the Fourth of July. IOWA NEWS-LETTEE. Importance of Canals in Reducing Bates 6f Traffic. earth is gradually growing larg- •! W from the fall of meteoric matter. An astronomer estimates that the globe Ifi annually pelted with 146,000,000 projectiles. __ the month of June we exported breadstuffs to the value of $18, 199,464, as compared with 810,835,011 during the same month last year. This fore- •hadows a great demand for our breadstuffs during the next few months. THE short crops in Europe are a pretty good guaranty of peace for the next year, at least. A great military authority said: "An army travels on its belly," and when the granaries are empty they are not likely to travel at all. THE king of Belgium has not succeeded in making his Conjjfo investments pay very well, so ba-dly indeed that they have well nigh swallowed up &u his own fortune, if not also the vast '*• property that he holds in trust for his Bister, the ex- Empress Carlotta, of Mex. ico. THE recent count of the money in the United States treasury shows that there a-re 4,500 tons of coin in the vaults of the treasury building. A statistician estimates that if a band of burglars broke into the building it would require 90,000 men of average strength to carry this money a distance of fifty feet AN American recently returned from a visit to the extinct Mexican volcano of Popocatapetl says the crater is probably 260 feet across and 500 feet deep, with a bottom pierced with tunnels like a gigantic sponge. Outside all was snow and ice. Ten steps inside and all E^tes $15,000,000 per annum, and where there are 60,000 people gathered Hennepin Sch*me Which Was Jected Twenty Years Ago—The Valttft of This Cnnal to Shippers Cannot Be Overestimated. [Special Dos Moines Correspondence.] A half century ago, or one century ago, canals played a very important part in the commerce of the world. Great railroad systems have, to some extent, made canals and rivers of little value; still, water-ways will ever serve as a check on the greed of railroad managers. To-day, wherever railroads touch rivers, canals and lakes, the freight charges are much lower than under any other circumstances', therefore we find these cities growing rapidly that are situated where rail and water connections come in contact •with each other. In the old world canals are yet in active use, and there is scarcely a river or lake in civilized Eiirope that is not connected with some other river or lake by means of a canal, through which the ordinary ca- nalboat, and in some instances, great ships go burdened with the products of the soil and the shop. The city of Amsterdam owes its present commercial prosperity to a ship canal 51 miles long, connecting with, the North sea. Canal building in the United States began about a century ago by the construction of the Erie canal, the first part of which was 363 miles in length. The canal has since been doubled in length, and is probably the longest canal in the world. There are canals in the United States aggregating 4,000 miles aud costing abotit $150,000,000. The canals in the state of New York alone cost fully $100,000.000. The business men of the city of Dea Moines, where there, are seventeen railroads ^centering, and where the commerce of the city, aside from manufacturing, amounts to $20,000,000 per year, and where the manufacturing aggre- MEMORY OF JACKSON. A l-'Ino Brotrte-Statue ot th,0'fanfiotff tigi» federate Leader tTntr<sll«a at titl* Totnb IB l,ex!ngton» Va. LEXINGTON, Va., July 23,—Thfcfiion. lament to Gen. Stonewall Jacksdtt was unveiled Tuesday with imposing ceremonies. Visitors had been arriving fof some days and the town was filled with strangers from all parts of the south. The decorations in honor of th« event were profuse, the United States flag and the old battle flags of the confederate regiments mingling on the principal streets and prominent build- IOWA STATE NEWS* THINK IT'S^ SOHtMe. Views of tarmef* oh the Scarcity bf A harvester famine Is otr in the viela* Ity of Fort Dodge and it was predicted that by the time the oats are rips harvesting machines would be selling 1 tt a premium. NeaMy all of the lead* Ing companies had notified agents to take no orders for n*ew machines, as they cannot be filled. Local agents were ke pt busy hunting up old or unsold machines in their territory and disposing of them. Well posted farmers and harvester men suggest that the various companies are making a desperate effort to sell off all old stock with a view to reorganizing the mammoth trust next fall and manufacturing only one kind of harvester. The Official Route. The Lake Shore road has been chosen by the department commander of the state as the official route to Detroit on the occasion of the national" encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic at that place the first week in August. Arrangements have been made for a special train to run through carrying the department and the posts from the more important points. THE PEOPlS PARTY, Alms tit the Set forth in'itft Add|»» Schilling. :;- ; .^.' ; -• MfLWAtTKBS, July m--The address 01 thd national executive committee of the people's patty has been sent to S«c QUIET AT COAL GREEK, MIn«v» Agree to Aifftlfc Ifie A.««Wttpf th* Special 8c»»lon o^ kite •'fceftlAlfttnr* and tk« Troops Will rifr WltlHU-awrt, NAS&^iWtfiSttflit July 84.—thtirs- day niorfti&g^ the : miners* eomfnlttee left Kno*tllle fo*Coal Creek with the Portion of Eldon Hurried. Eight frame business buildings wer« burned in Eldon the other morning. They were one office building, one dry goods store, barber shop, a boot and shoe store, restaurant, newspaper office —the Eldon Graphic—and two millinery stores. The loss was estimated at $30,000; ; insurance, $20,100. The fire was of incendiary origin, and thero was no clew to the perpetrators. frost vanished; 70 degrees. the thermometer leapa THE United States man of-war Quin- oebaugh, which was recently sold for 818,000, has been changed to schooner rigging and fitted up as a coal barge. There was a time when this paragraph •would have afforded the opportunity of saying something funny about our navy, but recent developments will not •warrant it now. IF the little king of Spain be except«d the emperor of China is the shortest of male monarchs, standing as he •does only five feet in height. He must, however, in point of stature, take sec- "ond place to Queen Victoria, whose height is four feet ten inches. The house of Hohenzollern boasts of the greatest number of men of big stature. IT is said that the Austrian war office is guarding the secret of a new explosive called "ecracite," the invention of two Austrian engineers. Its power surpasses that of dynamite by ten to seven, and it is serviceable alike for cartridges and cannon. It has been demonstrated that one shell charged with, this new explosive would demolish a line of five hundred men. Concern at Waterville, Me., made rS.8,000,000 yards of cotton goods last •year, and a Maine newspaper figures •.that the cloth would make a tent that ••"would cover 370 acres and hold all the people of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and M assachusetts comfortably seated, with a ring of 1138 acres in the center. In that ring the 84,000 horsea of Maine exhibited at one time without crowding. QUEEN VICTOIUA, in her lonesome moments, can gather her little family 'brood about her. She now has but fifty living descendants, including sons and daughters, grandsons and granddaughters, great-grandsons and great-granddaughters. Besides these she has four sons-in-law, four daughters-in-law, five grandsons-in-law and one granddaughter-in-law. There have died one son, one daughter, five grandsons, one granddaughter, one great-grandson and one son-in-law. THEBE may be no such thing as bad luck, but it would be difficult to convince an old Johnstown, Pa., carpenter named D. Yarrington of the fact. At the time of the Johustown flood he lost one child and all his property. Friends made up a purse for him and he went to Arizona. Here another flood washed away all his earthly possessions and drowned a second child, lie then went to Oklahoma, and there the other day a third flood beggared him. &ad drowned his remaining child. THERK has always been a popular impression, amoitating to a positive •conviction, that there is one thing •which children, and boys in particular, "know how to do better than they can be taught, and that is to play; but some Advanced educators have come to the conclusion that children must be taught the art of playing, and some of the eastern cities will make the experiment of Staving teachers of athletics and physical culture on the play grounds during appointed days in the summer season for the purpose of teaching children to play scientifically. engaged in the various purs-tits, have been greatly interested in tiie development of the scheme projected more than twenty years ago for the building of the canal from Hennepin, 111., to Davenport on the Mississippi, thus bringing the river atid lake competition in contact w'Jth the railway systems of Iowa ir carrying the millions of Iowa products to the seaboard. It has been estit'iated that upon completion of the II en tie pin canal grain can reach New Yo."k during the greater part of the year at six cents per bushel less than at the present time. If this should be true the saving 1 in one year to the farmers of Iowa would equal one-third of the cost of the canal. Anticipating that the United States government would build the GO miles of canal necessary to connect Lake Michigan with the Mississippi river, the state of Illinois, which owned the Illinois anxl Michigan canal, in 1882 ceded that canal to the United States, provided the canal should be extended to connect Lake Michigan with the Mississippi. In 1873 the state of Illinois had enlarged the Illinois and Michigan canal by building a lock at Henry costing 8400,000, another at Copperas creek in 1S77, costing §410,000. The two locks give 90 miles of water, 7 feet deep. When this canal system is extended to the Mississippi river, near Davenport, it will be '300 miles in length, and will be wide aud deep enough for lake vessels to move from the lake to the river with their cargoes. Such a canal would necessarily have to be at least 2(5 feet deep and 175 feet wide. The proposed extension from HtMUiepin to the Mississippi will meet with many difficulties in the way of engineering along the way. One difficulty would he the crossing of Rock river, whore dams and locks will be necessary, as it is proposed that tfae new canal use the bed of Rock river a short distrnce. Trouble has also been experienced in finding a way to get into the Mississippi after reaching it, on account of the difference in level between the Rock river and the Mississippi. All these difficulties engineers of the Hennepin enterprise claim now to have surmounted. The last congress appropriated $(>00,000 to begin the canal, and the government engineers have been at work on the enterprise, and soinis attempt has been made to purchase the right of way. However, it has been suddenly discovered that the land lying along the canal has become of unusual value, and condemnation proceedings will have to bo rusorU'd to to secure the right of way. The ennui, as surveyed now, will pwss through u small lake, and thus save several miles of dredging, there being nothing necessary except to elevate the banks of the lake, and use it as part of the canal. According to the present plans adopted for the Hennepin canal, it is estimated that whon the Mississippi river reaches its extreme high water—which it does three or four times in a century—the middle lock of the canal will be opened and none but the guard lock at the beginning of the canal will be necessary. If this canal should be built at a cost of several millions to the government, although it shall be located entirely in the state of Illinois, it will be of untold value to cities like Des Moines which have many lines of railroad running to the river. ings everywhere. The unveiling preceded by a parade with Maj.- Gen. James A. Walker, the last surviving commander of the Stonewall brigade, as chief marshal, and Gen. George H. Stuart as his aid. Delegations from the society of the Army and Navy of the Confederate States in the state of Maryland, the Southern society in New York, Camp Lee post at Richmond, and other confederate organizations of this state were prominent in the parade. Lieut. Gen. Wade Hampton presided over the unveiling ceremonies, which included an oration on the military character and achievements of Gen. Jackson by Gen. Jubal A. Early, and a recitation of the poem, "Stonewall Jackson's Way," by Col. Thomas M. Semmes, of the Virginia military institute. A Corn-Hoeing Match. Joseph Bowers, 78, and W. S. Ren no, 61 years old, engaged in a six-day go- as-ypu-please corn-hoeing match on their farms near Correctionville. At the end of the six clays Bowers had hoed thirty-one acres of corn and Renno twenty-nine, and the old man was declared the champion. He challenges any man of his age in the state to hoe against him, _ Shots Fired Into a Train. Three or more shots were fired into the Chicago & Northwestern limited train going east between Ontario and Ames. Two bullets went through the windows of a sleeper, one barely missing the head of a lady. The other bullet went through a day coach. Tramps put off a train at Ames were supposed to have Mrs. Jack- i committed the deed. Aiynopsis is asfol- [decision df the! g&jretfnbr that li the convicts wereallowed to "Ibfe placed in the mines tttiM, which they had been evicted by the miners the militia would be withdrawn and the legislature would be convened in extra ses* Bion for the purpose of taking such action as it' saw fit on the convict lease system. The miners were called to or der and two spokesmen of the committee related the incidents of their trip to meet the governor; how he received them, and his decision. They stated that the committee had received concessions, and that in their minds the miners ought to grant some. This did not meet with universal satisfaction, but the implicit confidence the miners have in their leaders was shown by the unanimous vote to accept the report of a committee on resolutions which had been appointed and which had been in ses&ion while the speakers were being heard. The gist of the resolutions Was that the convicts should be returned to the mines, the miners guaranteeing that they would not be molested. The militia will be ordered home. Sixty days will be allowed to convene the legislature, during which time no convict shall be molested and no property shall be destroyed, and the miners, if necessary, will place guards to see that the promises are kept good. KNOXVILI.E, Tenn., July 24.—A conference held Thursday night ended without any visible result. Gov. Buchanan declines to consider the proposition for an armistice on the ground that it would be an implied compromise with a violation of the law that might at the end of that time, in case the legislature declined to comply with the demands of the miners, be renewed with impunity. son was among those present and the monument was unveiled by her granddaughter, Julia Jackson Christin, aged six years. Gen. Early's speech throughout was mild, being little more than a eulogistic sketch of Andrew Jackson's life. He ended his speech as follows: "Lot me conclude by saying, and let every honest-hearted confederate who fought bravely jn the war say: 'If I should over apologize for any part or action taken by me in tlie war muy the lightning of a righteous heaven blast me from the earth, ant may I be considered as spawn of the earth bv all honest men.' " The oration was received with, great enthusiasm. The statue of Jackson which crowns the monument is of bronze aucE of heroic size, showing Jackson clad in a full salt of confederate gray. He wears a pair of heavy cavalry boots, his sword hangs by his side in its scabbard', and. lie carries his field glasses in his right hand. His head is bare. The total height of the statue- and granite pedestal is 18 feet. The face is taken from the death mask and i» an excellent likeness, while the clothes were modeled from the garments a.nd equipments of the deceased general. The liilt of the sword shows- in large letters "U. S." This has created considerable co-uament. The pedestal is of Virginia granite, plainly- dressed, but beautiful in design. Edward Valentine,, of Richmond, Va.,. Shot While Senkingr His Daughter. James Ford, of Soitth Des Moines, went to the house of Fred Forsy'th in search of his daughter. Maria Ford, who had been missing two days. As Ford entered the house Forsyth shot him, the bullet entering the breast, but will not prove fatal. Maria Ford is 10 years old. Forsyth s-aid he shot in self defense. fetary Schilling, lows: It st«irts out with the Information that th» times which try men's souls are here once mote. The descendants of British tortas of 1776 and other European and American cap* Italists Have bound the country Ifi chains. The declaration of Independence from British arrogance ne«Js to be supplemented by a declaration of Independence from the powers ot concentrated wealth; the political independence gained by the revolution is but a shallow sham unless our country can secure Industrial Independence. The address enlarges on the subtle fcower ot money to oppress the poor, and then declares that the railroads ot the country are capitalized at $9,000,000,000, and the great majority of their stock is held by people 1ft England and other foreign countries who have no more Interest in the United States than the vampire has In Its victim. At a reasonable estimate foreign capitalists have Invested 810,000,000,000 In our . country. What value have they given us in return,? They did not give us gold or silver, because these metals have been carried abroad by the shipload and are mined here, not in Europe. To secure this valuable property these foreigners have merely loaned us their credit In banlt checks, drafts and notes, and they are paying these with the dividends they draw from our people. Comparing the foreign capital Invested here with the total wealth for the country the address declares that, reckoned at compound Interest, the former will reach the amount represented by the latter In less than twelve years. The statement is made that the Western Union Telegraph Company is capitalized at $80,000,000 and makes 6 per cent, but that its plant could be duplicated with $15,000,030, showing that the actual rate of Interest is 30 per cent, and that the same applies to numerous other corporations, thus making a source of great national danger. The policy of the government In paying high premiums for money to take up bonds now due, so as to dispose of the accumulations of the treasury, is denounced as idiotic, and reference Is made to the professed inability of the treasury department to redeem the $50,000,000 of 4 per cents, about to fall duo. The address makes the statement that the 'treasury contains $750,000,000 of money, but that the bankers who control the department fear that the release of $50,000.000 of ready money would break down the money market and release the grip that unproductive capital has upon the people of the country. The burden of the debt resting on the people, as shown by farm mortgage statistics, is discussed and the fo'.lowing remedy Is proposed: "If the billions of dollars of bank and corporation paper, mortgages and other paper evidences of debt issued by individuals are good enough for the extortioners and the usurers, paper notes issued by all the people jointly in the form of government notes are better." The address then goes Into details over the debts of the country and refutes the charge that it would be improper for the government to loan money to individuals. It calls for the control of telegraph lines by the public, the same as the postal system, and says that the people's party does not intend to stop at the reform proposed In its platform, as it is a progressive organization and cannot stand still. An earnest appeal to the people to joiu the organization closes the address. DISASTROUS STORMS. Joint Knight-, Templars. The grand oommandery knights I templars of Iowa in annual session at j Spirit Lake, elected the following offi- ! cers: Grand commander, W. F. Cleve- j land, Hartan; deputy grand eomamand- ! er, E. O; Soule, Iowa Falls; generalissimo, W. T. Babb, Mount Pleasant; I captain general, 1). W. Clemente, West Union. A Farmev's Misfortune. Fire destroyed: the large b^rni of E. ! H. Hoes at Marshalltown. Two ! stallions, a> number of other fiiorses, I 3,000 bushel* of coarn, several hundred ! bushels of oats,, seventy-five tons of i hay and many farming implements j were consumed, nothing being saved. ! The loss was ovetr 812,000; insurance, i 82,200. Liquor Licenses. United States Collector Lathr-ap, of the Third district,, during the first half of this month issued government They Work Serious Injury to- Farmers In Iowa and North Dakota—CEOJW Ruined. DES MOINES, la,, July 23,—Reports received from various points in central Iowa show great damage was> done to the oats crop by a severe wind and rainstorm early Wednesday morning. Very few farmers had harvested^ a portion of their oats, but the- loss can be said to be general, al- ls the sculptor. Bewaththe plinth) ia • ij ce nses to 1,404 re'dail liquor dealers in the crypt in which reposes the remains f n0l -thern Imva, aw; increase of over 400 of Gen. Jackson, fcs baby daughter i and Julia Jackson Clwistian. It is now fifteen years since tine movement for the erection of- the monument origin nated. Its total cost was f:J5,000, alLof which was contributed by ex-con fedas>- ate veterans aud patriotic southornasa. INEFFECTIVE HEROISM. as compared with the record a year ago. An increase; was also reported in the southern portion of the state;. IT appears that about 17,000,000 tons of coal per year is the amount yielded by the chief coal districts of Great Britain, and, assuming this to represent the average consumption for many years to come, it is estimated that the British mines will be exhausted iu less than •600 to 800 years. It is further calculat- ied that, drawing upon only one of her fields, the Westphalian, Germany will not exhaust that before the end of the twenty-seventh century, but that by the beginning/of the year 3000 the big coal fields of Bavaria and the Aachen *nd the Bilesywi districts will also be «H>t'jrc)y vised up. A WELL-DBK88ED man, wearing a diamond pin, got caught with four tickets (worth four cents) on hand when the Brooklyn bridge was made free to pedestrians, and got very indignant and noisy because an officer at the bridge refused to redeem them. JOSEPH ADAMS, of Kennebunkport, who is ninety years of age, has never been in a steam or horsecar, never was on board of a steamboat, and uevei traveled farther east than Portland aoi farther west than York in bis life, having always lived upon the farm whew he was born. James Uowciv looses Ills Life at Miwr- quette, Mich., In a Vutlle AttemuU to Save Another* MAKQUETTB;. Mich., July 22. — P,6fcw Pascoe, Jr.-,. son ot Superintendent Peter Pascoe, of the Republic isron mine, and James Dower, Jr., were suffocated by smoke in the mine about noon, Tuesday. Young ffas- coe had descended into the mine by No. 7 shaft with tdioree others to. ascertain the extent o£ the fire raying in Nos. 5 and (5 shafts.. The whole party was overcome by the smoke. Pascoe ami his companions reached the skip and were drawn up unconscious, but he fell by th«- way. James Dower descended twice into the smoking' shaft to rescue Pascofiv. The first time he was accompanied by four men aud the whole party was drawn up unconscious. The second time Dower went alone and never returned alive. The bodies of Dower and Pascoe were taken out three hours later. Pascoe was !J5 years old and leaves a young wife. Dower was 28. years old and unmarried. The tire in the republic has been raging since 1 o'clock Monday morning, starting from a fire on the surface at No. (5 shaft house. Tha damage already is fully §10U,OUO. AY RES, To Hotter T&etr Condition. The colored voters of Burlington held a mass meeting and considered the formation of an Airo-American lie-ague, a non-political organization forttoe betterment of the race. Resolutions indorsing Eev. T.. In Smith for the Liberian mission to suiteeed the late- Alexander Clark weiie-adopted. most, total, and to aggregate millions of dollars. If the storm was-as. severe all over-central Iowa as it was k» this vicinity it will be a severe disaster to j 500,000,000 the farmers and a serious-loss.,to the general business of the state.. The storm was very short in duration, exceeding, not half an hour, but the wind blew a gale and rain poured down in sheets., WATBRLOO, la., July 33. — A, heavy storm extended alone the Illinois Central's lines, from this city west to the Missouri river Wednesday morning. ELLKNDALE, N. D., July 23.—Meager reports.i'Kom Tuesday night's hailstorm in this-and, adjacent counties show that the damage in Dickey county is- not so serious,as-feared. A strip 3 miles wide and 12. miles long was swept, by the hail, but in a part of the county not extensively farmed. The; damage to crops will not exceed: 1,100 acres in this, county. In MePherson county around Westport the' hail made a cleas. sweep and several! thousand acres asie- reported to be beaten into the ground.. Crop prospects were never finer in, this part of North. Dakota, and Dickey county promises to.) be the banner wheat county of the James river valley, this year. Harvest will begin in two weeks. Help is scarce and there ia much, apprehension on that account. FARMERS' WHEAT CORNER. Alliance Scheme to Squeeze Speculators and Traders in Grain. ST. PATO, Minn., July 34.—St. Paul has been made the headquarters of a national movement by the United States Farmers' Alliance to corner the entire wheat crop of ttse United States. At 317 Wabasha street for several dajii a large force of employes has been engaged in sending out circulars with a view not only of having the alliance men of the United States but all classes of fatrmers keep- 1>ack their wheat crop until the bears have all been killed off and prices have been advanced; to a high, point. In other words, the alliance press bureau and state press bureau are working together, endeavoring to •unite the farmers of the United States in a gigantic wheat trust, in; which the producers shall be the Stockholders, and by which the speculators, and wheat buyer* will be squeezed to the wall.. At the head of the movement is George- M. Muller, editor of the State and a prominent alliance man. The circular,- whicb recites the benefits of combination and urges the formation, of the "trust,." estimates the wheat crop of '91 in the United States- at bushels. The promoters of the farmers' wheat trust believe that four-fifths of this wheat cans be held back by the farmers for iour to eight weeks, by which time it is thought that prices will have gone skyward. Lists bear* ing the names of secretaries^ of every alliance in the United States are- now in the hands o-f Mr. Muller, and the circular has been sent to the alliances of all the eastera wheat growing states.. REMARKABLE TRAGEDY. i'ricett ol' i'rovisions Rising Flour Worth *W«.50 i'er Barrel— ness Against tUo British. LONDON, July 83.—A Buenos Ayres letter says.: ''luteuse distress prevails here among the poor. Prices are advancing rapidly. A barrel oE Jiouv has within a month risen from $1S in paper to $i8.&0. Men are frequently seen picking food from oft'al heaps. Business people 'b.larae English bunkers for their policy of propping the Baringf and thus protracting the crisis. Public feeling is bitter'against the English j fttid British ftugs du, played in hga<W «J 1 »ationnl fetes &re |W» <tow«u" the Town Two Houns» Harry,- Wantens* who has be&a running a bole in the- wall in Missouri valley, filled up on poor whisky and! undertook t«i capture the city. He: shot at every wne in sigM, hitting Edi Bradley in the-arm. He was taken in. by Mayor Royer after a short struggle-. He defied tliae city for- iwo hours. >'n«VM in liner. A furious thunder andl rainstorm striuck the vicinity of Burlhagton and a number of pieknickers in boats on the rivo-y had very narrow escapes. W. C. Reynolds, of Otitunwa. wa» kicked by ahorse and killed instantly A man sup'i*i>sed to be Jl. li. Kelly, of C&icago, aged about 3O years, \VHA \ ItUled by tha cars near lies Moines. The corner stone of a Y. M. C. A. ball at Otiumwa was laid the other day. Thw building will cost S5ft,QOO when couapleted. An educational da.v will be. one of the features, of Creston's blue grass palace. Prizes will be uvvartSed. Then* has been more grain shipped from S*ott county stations during the past three '••onths than in any spring in numerous years. Elias Phipps, of Marcy township, BoQiie county, was fatally shot by his 14-year-old son. Phipps went home drunk and was beating his wife when the boy took a musket and shot his father in the back. The boy was in jail. J. N. Huston, a prominent merchant of KeokuU, while at Mystic on business was riding in a road cart, when the horse ran away, throwing Mr. ton, out and dragging him for- blocks, fatally injuring hiisu FIVE BUILDINGS STARTED. Rapidly Worfc of Construction Going OIL at Jackson Park,. CHICAGO, July 33.—Twelve hundred men aud six dredges are Laboring in Jackson park. Five buildings have beau begun and material by the train load is being unloaded be-fore each of the five buildings. The con- are keeping; as many at work as there- is material to work on. The five T&uildiugs on which work has been cfiaaimenced are the woman's building, tke electricity building, the transportation building, the mines and. mining building and the horticultural building* and material is now on the wray for two more, the administration building and the building for manufacturers and liberal arts. Before another week is past the Joree of workmen will bo doubled. Meantime the dredges are com pletiug- the lagoons and lakes aud piling up the earth for hills aud terraces that are to break the monotony of an otherwise level stretch of ground. BOLD THIEVES. An JStist St. Ijmls Saloon Keener Kills a Business Kiivitl and Shoots Himself While His. Wife and Child, on Tiuiir lieniled Knees, iieg IJlni to Uestat, ST. Louis,. July 24.—A murder anu suicide with some remarkable features occurred in East St. Louis Thursday. George Anderson, a well-known sport and saloon keeper, shot tliree times, and killed Thomas Ryan, the keeper of an adjoining saloon. Jealousy ol Ryan's more prosperous establishment led', to the crime.-. Anderson, loaded, up: with fifteen dirinks of bad whisky, entered Ryan's saloon, drew a. 44-calibeu Colts' revolven- and began to* shoot. One bullet took effect over-the> heart and Ryan fell dead. The murderer then, walked into.His own saloon,, put the-revolver to hi& hiead and fired,, but on.' account of nervousness the bullet entered the cheek;, ranged upward and lodged under the right eye. Then followed a strange spectacle. With the blood flowing from the wound Andteirson, who was a man. of iron nerve, went behindi the counter, threw out tlae four old sheila, and put four new caartridges in tlie revolver. He fired one-shot into the floor to> see if the cartridges were all rigitt and then, eame from behind tfce counter and sat down in a chair. His wife on bended knees, in a pool of blood begged him. not to take his life, and while he sat stern and resolate, asking his wife not to interfere with him, a beautiful little girl—his daughter—also knelt by his side and with childish pleadings intermingled with sobs implored her father not to kill himself. Without uttering a word Anderson held the revolver to the right of the left nipple and fired, falling back on the floor a dead man, shot through, the heart They Make a Haiti on au Eatttan (1'a.) EABTON, Pa.. July 33. — A daring robbery was committed in the Easton national bank Tuesday at noon by three men who secured $4,000 and made good their escape. At the hour mentioned three men entered the bank and while two of them engaged the two clerks who were on duty in conversation, the third wan managed to get to the vault from which he secured a package containing $4,000. New the package containing- this money were two others, 9119 o Decided in Favov of MoKeen. ISDiANAPOMS, Ini, July 24.—-The long-pending suit of the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton stockholders against W. R/ McKeen, president of the Vandalia road, for over $1,000,000, was decided iu favor of the defendant Thursday. The suit grew out of the celebrated Ives-Stayner deal, by which the Cincinnati, Hamilton & PavtoBl people claim to have lost $1,850,000. The court holds that McKeen's pwt JO the transaction w«ws not fraudulent, aa charged, bu,t ttot. h«> performed fuUy his contract, £hs case therefore was ^•M

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