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3 THE REPUBLICAN; ALGQNA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1891. FIRES AT MANY POINTS, DISASTROUS AND C&STLY BLAZES OCCUR IN SEVERAL CITIES. MAHY Lnrge Bnctnet* Blocks Destroyed '. at St. Lo«t«, Cauting » LOUR of •£.! 000,000 — Trrentr Tancmen't Ronte* I Bttrnnd at Brooklyn and Six Live* I tiO»t — St. Panl Experience* an 1*800,000 ! 1 Fire In the Wholesale District— Ot-ner ! Conflagrations. • ST. Louis, Nov. 18.— At 4:30 o'clock a. m. fire was discovered in the millinery store of Penny & Gentles, corner of Frahklin avenue and Broadway. A second and third alarm was sounded within fifteen minutes and the almost complete force of the fire department responded. The flames spread at a rapid rate, their matei'ial which they fed upon being of highly inflammable character. A strong west wind was blowing at the time and made the work of the firemen perilous, and for a time fruitless. Within half an hour the large dry goods store of Sonnenfeld's, which adjoined Penny & Gentle's, was afire, and the Flames Were Working Their Way to the "Famous" shoe store on the corner of Broadway and Morgan streets. Four firemen were caught in the Famous building and were overcome by smoke, and they were rescued by their companions. The weather was bitter cold and the firemen, hose, wagons and all matter not in the immediate vicinity of the flames was covered with ice. The dry goods house of D. Crawford &• Co., and the furniture store of J. H. Powell & Co., were badly damaged. The smoke was so 'dense and the odor of burning ribbons, feathers, cloth and shoes so strong that the firemen could not remain on the windward side of the fire. The fire raged for five hours and it was only by the almost superhuman work of the firemen that a tremendous conflagration was avoided. The Total Loss. The loss of the Famous company on stock is $600,000; insurance, $400,000. Penny & Gentles lose $175,000; insurance, §100,000. Sonnenfelds lose $12.')-, 000; insurance, $75,000. The other losses will make the aggregate reach nearly ^,000,000. On the east side of Broadway the Weinman house, a four- story brick hotel, was completely destroyed. The "Square Deal Clothing company," E. B. Stow & Co., grocers; M. Toblin, millinery, andG. Thai & Co., clothing: the New York Millinery company and the Koppelman Furniture company wero so badly damaged by smoke and water that their loss will be total. The origin of the fire is unknown. but it is supposed to have been caused by an overheated stove or a defective flue. BROOKLYN HAS ONE. Mnny Families Itcmlercd Homeless Six Liven Lost. BROOKLYN, Nov. 18.— At an early hour in the morning a fire occurred in the four-story tenement house at No. 120 Nostrand avenue. The building was constructed mostly of wood and the flames spread to all portions of it with marvelous rapidity, cutting off the escape of those who lived in the upper flours. Six persons are known to have perir.licd while many other persons were badly burned or had narrow escapes from death. The dead, as far as knowr, arc: Mrs. ;.yjhnabcl, her two children. and Mm. Stcllinborger and her two children. The fire thread from No. U'O to adjoining buildings and destroyed twenty of them. TJic ilauii--.--: v.-ers> tirst discovered at 2:30 H, in. and at "> o'clock were not yet under control, alrhongh the whplo of the fire department was on the scene. Probably (he greatest fatalities occurred in the building No. 120, where the firo originated. There were six families living there., and all were rescued alive but some members of the Schnubol and StfHenberger families. Mr. Sclmabel and Mr. Htellenberger and one child were rescued with great difficulty, but the remaining members of the two families were burned to death. DISASTROUS AT ST. PAUL. Mammoth AVholexalo House* Ooii Destroyed — Loss About SSOO.OOO ST. PAUL, Nov. 18.— St. Paul during the night suffered one of the most disastrous fires for many years, the buildings damaged being those of Griggs, Cooper & Co., wholesale groceries, and Farwell, Ozuuin, Kirk & Co., wholesale hardware. The total loss is estimated at from $700,000 to $800,000. The losses are partially covered by insurance. The building occupied by the two linns is a brick and stone structure, live stories in height. ;;i)d has a frontage ou Third street <-" ,iOO feet and ou Wakonta of 200 feet. Uriggs, t'oupe.r it <A>. occupy two-thirds of tho building t ,n vhe Wakouta, side. The flames iir>t iziade their appearance at 11:4-1 o'clock iu lite fourth floor of Griggs, Cooper & Co.'s building. The loss of Griggs & C'ooper will leach sj:n">,0oo with in.-iiranct 1 of .->:!,",(),000, and that of Farwell, O/.um &'j\ii-k $aoO,000, wii'ii insurance of ¥•--•">. 000. The building was owned by D. C. bhcp- Jird and i.s estimated to be worth £200 000. How t)ie lire originati-d i.s not known, as live minutes before it was discover, t'l two of the :uen connected with (irigy.^oc t'ooper bad left llie store. windows «f Ltudaey Bros,' agricultural implement warehouse, at 104-110 Third avenue. He immediately ttirned in an alarm tad the fire daparttnbnt rtgtxmd- *d promptly. Cdld Weathifc made it e*« tfemeljr difficult to fight the fire, and before it was gotten under control the agricultural warehouse tod the building of tha Minneapolis Glass company were gutted. The total loss will reach $200, 000. The cause of the fire is unknown. Another One at St. X,«tt|g. ST. Louis, Nov. 18.— During the time the down town fire was burning the handsome residence of Captain John A. Cttdder, of Vandeventer Place, one of the aristocratic residence portions of the city, was discovered to be on fire, and it took six or seven alarms to bring an engine there. The building was completely gutted, Captain Cudder losing a house full of costly furniture. The loss here will exceed $75,000 with insurance about the same. at Chattanooga. CHATTANOOGA, Nov. 18.— Six four story brick business houses in Cartel- street, the property of W. E. Posey, were burned to the ground during the morning. The grain store of T. H. Cheek and the Chattanooga Medicine company occupied one of the burned buildings. The total loss is about $50,000 with small insurance. One of Mnny. CLEVELAND, Nov. 18.— The Cleveland Baking factory was totally destroyed by fire. Loss, $80,000; insurance, $20,000. W. J. FLORENCE DEAD. • The Curtain Rung; Down on tlto tast Act 1» His Eventful Life. PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 20.— William J. Florence, the actor, died at the Continental hotel in this city at 8:30 p. m. Death came as a startling surprise to those in attendance upon the sick man for the reason that his condition had been considered as improving during the afternoon and early evening. Only Mr. Florence's f ^sister-in-law, Mrs. i\Y|te Barney Williams, of /M-^ Brooklyn; his sis' \VV.nv\i? - Mrs. Norman ,rd, of Washington, and Dr. Patrick Donuellan W. J. KI.OHKNCE. wero with him when he passed away. lie had been apparently getting better, and the physicians had 110 idea that the end wp.s so near. Telegrams were sent in all directions notifying relatives and friends that the end had come. iMr. Florence was GO years of age. STORM ON THE LAKES. Unusually Si-vovc V.'i'iiUu-r of the Past Few l)a;.-s Disastrous to .SliipniiiKv CHICAGO, Nov. .IM.—Reports from lake ports .show that the recent storms have been disastrous to lake shipping. The schooner Ellen Severlsou made an attempt to run into Grand Haven for shelter. In doing so it struck the north pier, dismasting itself, and went on the beach. It was bound for Lufiington light, with a crew of three men. "The prompt arrival of the life-saving crew saved the men after several hours of hard work. The vessel is a total wreck. The dismasted schooner that the steam barge Scotia passed on Saginaw bay Monday is supposed to bo tho George. She is lying at anchor riding out the gale about twelve miles above Goderich, Out., flying a si.-nial of distress. Tugs made an unsuccessful attempt to reach her, but returned, being unable to stand Hie sea. The schooner that is lying abreast of Goilerich. flying a sigmil of distress, is the Edward Kelly, Captain Ed Chikon. The tiuy Clwrlton released the schooner H. c'l Richards, ashore in Gordon's bay, and has passed down. Tin; tug O \\vii Sum- m-r and otl^rs left Friday for the distressed schooner Lyn;.;-. at anchor abreast Goderich. The schooner E. G. Benedict, bound for Buffalo, struck 1he bar in trying to take Port Stanley, Mid went ashore east of the harbor. It now lies in about eight feet of water ou a sandy bottom. The vessel is owned and commanded by Captain Thomas Lucas, of Windsor. Captain William Borry, of the lifeboat station, and a volunteer crew, saved all the crew. The .Schooner Genrets Lost. POUT Huaos, Mich., Nov. -Jl.—A dispatch from Goderich, Ont., says the schooner supposed to be the George, which had been flying signals of distress off the harbor for forty-eight hours, has foundered and the crew were lost. CENSUS BULLETIN. Stiito ami County Indebtedness in tin- North Omral Division. W,vsHixtiT<»x. Nov. 19. -Census bulletin No. (j-t, shows that the state and county indebte.dne.ssin the North Central division averages $-,M per family; counting five persons to a family it is !;,.M.:}5 in Minnesota. &i)A"> in North Dakota, $50.'.'0 in South Dakota, ,*ll.:r, i u Wis- cousin, and $!l.r>i5 in Iowa, The net county indebtedness of Minnesota \u 181)0 aggregated )S;;,;Uo,(J.'jr ) U ;i average of $l:. J .To per family of live persons. The heaviest aggregate is in ftani.-vv county, but the heaviest debt per capita is in Cook comity. In North Dakota Burleigh county has the heaviest debt, but Mercer county is more deeply involved in proportion to population." ALLIANCE CONVENTION, 1 NATIONAL IN INDIANAPOLIS, A BIG Nearly ONE AT MINNEAPOLIS. >l>ci-ty Do- u AccjuiUud. F^Kcrs FALLS, Minn., Xuv. C-ij.— After being out Tor twenty-lour hours the jury in the Brundborg Vase brought in a verdict of nut guilty. There was a long struggle in the jury rcoin and a verdict was not reached until after the judge had declined to discharge the jury. The vote ou murder iu the second "degree stood three for conviction and nine for acquittul. Then the jury dropped down *v /V \i i \mi'- , r to manslaughter in the second degree; tlw Cooper block, at f bird avenue north f oj this at one time it stood seven for sod First street. At 4:36 o'clock the t-ouviction to five for acquittal, but the I*trol««ui0u duty m that vicinity no- tive held ou *nd finally brought the ftn»e» bujstwig from the roofs ana | other seven over. $'!00,000 Worth of by Fire. . Nov. IS.—Another disastrous tire involving a loss of property valued at nearly §>'UO,000 occurred in Pretident Polk Delivers fiu Annual Ad- Stated—Beiolntlati Favoring the Sub- Treasury Scheme Adopted—A Fall Ing Off in Membership Throughout the r .._Northwcit—Officers Klooted—Alitl-Sub- Treagurv Men Secede. INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 17.—The Alliance convention has convened here. In his annual address delivered ia the evening President Polk began by calling attention to the grave responsibility which rest upon the members of the supreme council and predicting glorious results if the power of the Alliance was wisely directed. The speaker after presenting an argument showing discrimination against the agricultural classes, proceeded to state their demands, saying: "We demand governmental control of transportation; we demand the retention of our public domain for the use of our own people; we demand the prohibition of gambling in futures of agricultural and mechanical products; we demand the free coinage of silver; we demand that no class or interest shall be taxed to build up any other class or interest; wo demand the election of United States senators by the direct vote of the people; we demand a graduated tax on incomes; but more important than all these, broader and deeper than all these, and first of all these, is the transcendently paramount demand that our national bank system be abolished, and that the people's money shall be issued to the people direct by the government at a lower rate of interest and in sufficient volume to meet the required demand of our population. Not the war of twenty-five years ago. which resulted in the. emancipation of chattel slavery, but the gigantic struggle of today between the classes and the masses, involving the stupendous issue of freedom of honest labor from the degradation and slavery of plutocratic powers, engages the public mind and is the supreme incentive and object of great polital revolution." The Second Das-. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Nov. 18.—At tho morning session of the Alliance supreme council, a communication was received from W. S. McAllister, chairman of the unti-sub-treasnry committee, asking for a conference and a chance to enter a protest. After an acrimonous debate, a motion by L. F. Livingston, of Georgia, prevailed, that a committee of five should be appointed to confer with McAllister, ; Immediately thereafter, the council adopted a flat-footed resolution pledging the order to the sub-treiisury plank. The conference, later in the day, resulted only in a wordy squabble. Another fight occurred during the morning over a resolution introduced by I. M. Brande, of Georgia, in regard to government ownership of the means of transportation and communication. It was referred to the committee on legislative demands. The fact developed that the Alliance Has Lost, Fully 50 Per Cmit. of its membership throughout the West and Northwest. This came out through an effort by the executive committee to cut down tho representation. When called on for an explanation the committee confessed that tho returns on the per capita, tax showed this loss. The representation was cut two-fifths. The only political action wliicli the Alliance is likely to take us such came up in the afternoon in a series of resolutions offered by I. M. Branch, of Georgia. These resolutions declared that a large number of the men had been elected 'to congress by Alliance votes, ami demanded that they 'Sui>S»<irt ^° ^Iiin for Sj>i*alrei' who would not first declare for the Alliance platform. They further declared it the sense of the body that these congressmen should nominate one of their own men for the speakership and stick to him. Third Day—A Split. INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 19.—The People's party has captured the Alliance. The Alliance has split on the sub-treasury Bcheme. These are the net results of the day's sessions of the various farmers' organizations now gathered here. The evidence of the split was public before that of the capture. When the supreme council of the Alliance met everybody but delegates was excluded from tho hall. Then the protest of the anti-sub- treasury people was taken up, and a somewhat animated debate occurred as to the best menus of disposing of it with the least possible friction. Finally, after two hours of wrangling, the coiii- luittee of tha autis was informed that they could not be heard unless they furnished the council with a copy of tho protest. This they refused to do unless they could present their protest in person, and that ended negotiations between the two wings of 'the Alliance. The executive committee of the tsub- ireasury party will now proceed to Texas, where l.asr sub-alliances have already declared AsaiUii the .Sul>-Trc«s:u-y Sc hcino and will begin tho work of organising a new Alliance. A call for a national convention will pru'uably be issued at OIKV. The capture of the Alliance- by the People's party was practically accomplished two or three days ago, but the full extent of the capture was not apparent until when President Polk was unanimously re-elected, and J. H. Loucks, of South Dakota, was chosen vice president. J. H. Turner was reelected secretary-treasurer and J. F. Willats, of Kansas, national lecturer. Buy's >Y>rIc. NOV. 2Q, ings session of the Former*' disposed of mtteh business of * routine iSSS^f« , A »*** M»»to» of Msoi Wom pr6T»«ingcon8tituti6nal And t>l» forta changes wer* referred to ditfwwit coWMtttttees. The eteetititi eosiBiitte* of the Alliance, composed of Macnne of TeJjaw, Wardall of South fcakot* And Tiltoan of Tennessee, rigor ted ttpofl the condition of the order, which was found highly gratifying. The increased demand during the past year for reform literature was a matter of important consideration by the council, which ought to provide for the wider dissemination of reform literature. Alonzo Wardall, of South Dakota, was reelected a member af the executive committee for three years, and M. A. Davy, of Kentucky, a member of the executive committee. A committee from the National Harnessmakers' union asked the council to indorse the label of the union and buy only union made goods. The anti-sub-treasury people, after issuing a call for a convention at Memphis, Dec. 15, published a two-column card charging Macune with wrecking the Texas Alliance exchange and making big money thereby, and with trying to sell out the Alliance to the old political parties. Most of these charges were made at the Ocala meeting. Saturday's Doings. INDIANAPOLIS.NOV.SJI.—Thecommittee on platform reported the Ocala platform and was approved with but two changes 'and these were simply in the wording of the sub-treasury plank. Where that section now read, "shall loan money" upon imperishable farm products, it is changed to "shall issue money," and where it reads "not more than 2 per cent, interest," the last word is changed to "tax." The report of the committee was received with cheers. ' At 10 o'clock a. m. General Lecturer G-. A. Wright, of the Knights of Labor, constituting a committee to extend fraternal greetings to the Alliance, was admitted to the council. His specific mission, however, was to urge upon the Alliance the need of close bonds and the establishment of practical reform cooperation with the common purposes of industrial reform as an end. The attack of W. S. McAllister, who is pursuing C. W. Macune relentlessly, .was expected to culminate in a collision between the men, but BO far has boon avoided. Macune says he will utterly ignore McAllister's charges, they having been declared untrue by a committee at the Ocala meeting. The first official boycott over established by the Fann- ers' Alliance was declared during the morning. The Council Acljonrns. INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. as.—The supreme council of tho Farmers' Alliance adjourned at 10 a. m. to meet next year at Atlanta, Harrisburg or San Francisco, the place to be selected by the executive committee. A grand summer encampment was decided upon, time and place being left to a special committee. The committee on national legislation was made up of President Polk, Macune. L. P. Featherstone of Arkansas, Page of Virginia, and Gwynn of Texas. The council refused to give the Reform Press association any sort of indorsement, and on this account PI. W. Ayer, private secretary to President Polk, resigned. 6V6NT8 OF A WSEK. »*HM *f Current Intereit CUtftik Htl«f at -Witjfw. «f Wdodbine, la,, ed, leaving his affaiw ^ bad shape. Th« plant of the Brigham Safe and Look cottnany, at Avondale, Ala*, wad destroyed by »re Monday. Loss, *150,000. A collision on the Panhandle road at Biirgellstown, Pa., caused a damage to rolling stock of about $100,000. Two trainmen were injured. In a row over a gatne of cards in a saloon at Chandler Creek, Colo., John Cox shot and killed two men. The murderer then fled to the hills. , N. Y., the residence of William Holton, the millionaire brewe-, was entered and $8,000 worth of jewelry and valuables taken. According to the report of the committee the St. Paul Jobbers' union sent out 214 threshing outfits to the farmers of Minnesota and the Dakotas to help thresh this season's crop. The skeleton of a large man, encased in copper armor, was unearthed near Chillicothe, O., Monday. He is supposed to have been the king of the mound builders and buried six hundred years ago. A son has been born to Mr. and Mrs. John Jacob Astor, Jr. It will bear the now famous name of John Jacob. The infant belongs to the fifth generation which has borne that name in America and will inherit $150,000,000. General B. F. Butler is seriously ill with an abscess. The United States gunboat Concord has sailed for the West Indies. The striking miners of the Pas de Calais district in Franco now number 40,000. Palo Alto broke the world's stallion record by trotting a mile in S:08j at Stockton, Cal. Asiatic black tongue is affecting the people of Kirkland, Ind. One family reports five deaths. Rear Admiral George H. Cooper, U. S. N M retired, died at his home in Brooklyn Tuesday. Three trainmen were killed by a collision on the Grand Rapids and Indiana railroad, near Cadillac, Mich., Tuesday. Secretary of the Treasury. Foster delivered an address at the annual dinner of the New York chamber of commerce lucsday evening. of Indiana, is Be- have ISSUED A CALL. The Antl-Sub-Trcnsnry Alliance Will Hold a Convention. INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 21.— Chairman W. S. McAllister, of the anti-snb- treasury Alliance executive committee, has issued a call for a national convention of all anti-sub-treasury Alliance men to be held at Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 36. This is the first move to organize an oppo!--iiion to the Alliance, F. .M. B. A. and People's party, and is the direct result of the refusal of the Alliance to hear the protest of the McAllister faction. The course of nil tho parties for the future has. become well defined, There will be BO formal indorsement or co-operation between the Alliance and F. M. B. A. and tho People's party. Tho executive committee of the last named was in session during the morning and Ignatius Donnelly spoke for a long time, and the committee, upon his advice, decided not to push its demands for indorsement at this time. The committee thinks that at the national conventional of the party next summer a platform can be built that will serve the common political purposes of every industrial organization in the couhtry. LATEST MARKET REPORT. St. Paul Union Stock Yards. SOUTH ST. I'.iuu Nov. 21, 1891. HOGS— Steady. Tiwling was slow, only a few loads passijig over the scales before noon. Yards cleared to packers at $3.-10Si3.0U. duality fair to nood. CATTLK— Steady but slow. Stackers and feeders continue dull, but it was exiiecteil a few loads will by suitl before tha close. Demand fair and about enough ottered to supply it. Pi-ima bleers, §:j.3li7i..j.&(i ; good steers §•> r,;i ©i.fi!); prime cows, *'.'.::,V<>.:.'.5U; go .-)d c-o\vs, £1.75 (ft:..:...; common to I'air cows. J.1.1KX&1.T5; bulls stags anil oxen, Sl.Uifi/.'.OU; stackers, $l.fr& ii.0.1: feeders, SL'.UliV-.'.r ; 0; light veal calves, §;j.uo fe-J.OU; heavy calves, Sl.f.iK.^.IXI. _SiIKi;i'— I'cmuutm to lair dnll and IOHV- light demand for evcr.uhuv,' Jiol choice: must bechnU-c. to hrin- toy (1 n,-i;u;oiis. Millions ^.o')(.j4.-_M; lambs, £j.5UiJ.1.3!; siockt-rs aud leeders, $..'.(W. i ;UU. Heeeipts: Hogs, !,»«; cunlo, :5W; e.i:vu- 1 1; sheep, l.'iu. ' -Miunrnpulis Grain. -Ml.N-.VK.U'OUS, NOV. 21, 18.11. \VliE.\r— November closi'iiv, «TJ»-; IK-- comoer, openinsT, «). ',•..; highest, K'X-ij bid- lowest, JW) 4 e; closing tT;\s'--. May, opeuiu" SMjHic; hitfUest. L'lii- bid: lowest, 05c; eiohiuj, !>.%f. .Janua:-}-, closing, MiJ-a". On uvck— Xo. 1 iuu-d. IM,..; ;< u . i "Xoi-t'aeru, M),:; X 0 a Northern, .'lijrisf-i'. Chicago Grain aiid rrovlfcloua. ( 'iiu-.UiO, Nov. :^l, OI'KMNvi I'HK'KS. WHEAT— December, yic; May, iUU t.'UKN — November, UOe; May, i'-'Uc.' OATS-May, U^c. PORK— January, $11.3:1; May, SIJ.'JJ. LARD— January, §ii.2i). SHORT RIBS -January, $0.211; May, Governor Hovey, riously ill. Two deaths from yellow fever occurred at Buenos Ayres. Frank Melbourne has organized a rainnmking company with a capital of §100,000, Three persons were, killed in a railroad accident at Greensburg, Pa., Wednesday. Brazilian clergy are said to favor the restoration of tlio deposed emperor Dom Pedro. ' The steamer Hattie Estelle struck the bar near the Manistee harbor and three sailors were drowned. Frank Aliny. the murderer of Christie Warden at Plymouth, N. H., has been sentenced to death. George W. Childs Drexel. son of the Philadelphia banker, has wedded Miss Mary Stretch Irick, of Vinceton, N. J. The suit to enjoin the Economic Gas company from piping gas into Chicago has been decided against that company. The entire crew of the American schooner Bradley, which sailed from Charleston, S. C., Oct. 5, and was abandoned Oct. !;3, have been lost. A Philadelphia, gas company has brought Euit against the Dulmii Gas and Water company, claiming £100,001) damages for infringement of patent. Yale won the foot ball match with Harvard Saturday by a score of 10 to 0. A report is current that Lord Stanley will resign the governor generalship of Canada shortly. Grover Cleveland announces that he is taking 110 part in the contest for speaker of the next house of representatives. An order prohibiting the export of wheat from Russia has been issued. A slight advance in price is noticed in European markets. The marriage of the Archduchess Marie Louise of Tuscany, to Prince Frederick Augustus of Saxony, took place Saturday in Vienna. In a recent religious revolt in Persia 200 members of the Shitih sect were killed m a battle with government troops. The latter's loss was only twenty. A fire occurred Saturday in a crowded tenement house in New York. The 150 occupants got out in safety with the exception of one woman, who was burned to death. The situation among the strikin"' miners of France is growing worse! Ihere are 40,000 miners on strike in the department of the Pas de Calais and a riot is imminent. Troops are being concentrated at all the points where trouble is probable. IAWKEIE HAPPENINGS. death is.il. ^ WHEAT - December, C'ORN— November, GSe; 3Ia>", OATS -7 Kovember, !£ie; >.iV; May, . FOBK — .Decwaber, $8.40; January, $. Four children wore burned to at Savannah, Gu., Sunday. Three men were killed in New York by the caving in of a bunk while luyin" water mains. John Q. A. Marsh.of Mankatu, Minn., baa made an assignment. Liabilities are placed sit $0,5,000. Masked men robbed the Northern Pacific train of §2,000 near the Montana and Idaho line. Chicago socialists decide that henceforth there shall be no connection be- tsveen socialists and anarchists. Mrs. William McKinney, a bride of a few weeks, suicided at her home near Clinton, Wis. No known cause. Rev. Ezra Marsh Boring, a Chicago Methodist Episcopal minister, suicided Sunday. He was 78 years of age. The eteainer Samuel Mather collided with the steamer Brazil off White Fish Point, Lake Superior, and the former went down. The crew were rescued. Over one hundred inmates of the CathoUo Iftdustiial school at Hartford, England, «re nfurjted to be sttftesrios from iufluwwa. |Q ftdjjitios, several a#v* occurred. Thei pavenfHM?t'night school! we crowded. Wild hay sold on the track at Britt last week for $8 pw ton. The electric street cars at Ottumwa will be heated by electricity. There is some talk of organizing A commercial club at Dubuque. A Nebraska City man proposes to start a creamery at Hamburg. The Atlantic packing house is running With a full force of employes. Anew Evangelic.4 church .at jden- Wick will be dedicated Dec. 0. There are 600 Christian Endeavor societies in the state with a membership of 28,400. The people of Columbus Junction are talking ot sinking a number of gas wells in that locality. The Muscatine County Fair association lias paid all its debts and has a balance of $879.77 on hand. Kimball Bros, will move their machine shops and elevator works from Anamosa to Cedar Eapids. By the first of next month Anamosa will be lighted with electricity, the plant to cost about $8,000. Davenport business men are becoming interested in the mile track scheme, and it is thought it will now be built. A county seat war is on in Tyler county. Conway wants the court house removed to that place from Bedford. Niels B. Hansen, of Des Moines, has been elected assistant professor of horticulture and forestry at Ames college. Dubuque expects to issue $100,000 in bonds per year to pay the brick paving and local bankers treatcn injunction proceedings. O. D. Smith, night yardman for the Iowa Central at Oskaloosa, was killed while making a coupling, his body being cut in two. The eleventh anniversary banquet of the Iowa State Traveling Men's association is to be held at the Savery house, DCS Monies, Friday evening, Dec. 4. Gamblers of Sioux City have come to the conclusion that Mayor Palmer's order to them to close was t'iven in earnest, and none of them have attempted to resume. Floyd Crary, a former Lvons i?irl, mysteriously disappeared from the homo ot her adopted parents in Chicago. Sho is 13 years old and her parents died in Lyons several years ago. The second annual convention of tho Iowa Epworth league was held in Waterloo lust week, about 400 delegate-* being in attendance. W. H. W. lioss, of Des Moines, is president. Frank Pienco, the notorious ex-constable, ex-searcher, etc., who is und^r indictment for the murder of old man WJslutrt the 30th of last June, has been granted a change of venue to Warren county. A young man named Charles Wald- rath, of Madrid, was bitten by a supposed mad dog while at work on a f nrm near Woodward, about ten days ago. The young man has been taken to New Yoric for treatment. _ Walter Patterson, 18 years old, broke into a Grinnell hardware store and s ole a few pocket knives, winch he intended to sell to pay a debt of a few dollars. He is now in jail and will answer to the charge of burglary. Treasurer Stone states that about $6,500 of the £10,000 of the corn palace guaranty assessment luifj been paid in. Thus far no steps have been taken to push the collection beyond the amounts that have been sent in voluntarily. The coal operators of Dea Moines have, combined and raised the price of soft coal 50 cents a ton, mailing it now $3. It is anticipated that the demand will be greater than the supply this winter and the price is 'likely to go higher. An extensive land deal has been consummated by which 1 ,'JttT acres of laud in Butler county was deeded to J. C Lusch, of Ackley. The trace is known as the Iowa Central Stock Farm, and is situated near Allison. The price paid was $ai per acre. St. John's Episcopal church in Du- buquo is torn up over a quarrel over the pastor, Rev. Mr. Walker, who came from Georgia some three yegrs ago. It is claimed that the rector is too assertive us to his prerogatives, in which, however, he has been sustained by Bishop Perry, of the diocese. The state board of health has re* ceived notification from Mt. Pleasant of another case where trichina spiralis was found in u hog dressed and on the market in a butcher shop. Some of the meat had been sold but the local board at Mt. Pleasant has not yet learned whether it will prove fatal to the purchasers. A call has been issued by President Walter Scott for a state convention of organized and unorganized miners to be held at Ottumwa, Dec. 8, for the purpose of preparing legislation to bo asked for this winter. The representation will be one delegate from each mine und one additional for each fifty miners or fraction over fifty in any mine. A gang of profe.isional safe blowers has been "doing" Indiunola. The safo in the postotnce was robbed .of $;2UO in cash, §1,000 in stamps and a number oil registered letters. Two stores were visited aud the safes blown, but little cash was secured. The thieves then Btole a horse and buggy and drove to Des Moines, where the rig was abandoned. Reports from sugar beet crops are coming in, and the result shows that Iowa can raise beets witli enormous profit. One farmer iu Hurdiu county reports 06 tons per acre; percent, sugar, 11; yield of sugar. 7.751 pounds pel- acre. In Polk county, yield per acre, 45 tons; per cent, of sugar, 11.75. Similar reports come from all sections where trial has been made. Ex-State Senator John Gillett, from Boone county, who was indicted in 1885 tor fraud in connection with his bank at Ugdeu. and who has resided at Windsor, Cau., ever sin.ce, is now free to return. The district court has quashed the indictment agaiust hiiii. It is understood that Mr. GUlett voluntarily of-

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