The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on December 16, 1891 · Page 2
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THE KEHJBI1CAN: AL60NA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, DEOEMBEE 16, Utt. L_q^^rfg^^ nfesiDENTS MESSAGE, HARRISON'S THIRD ANNUAL BUNCH • OF RCCOMMENDATIONS. The Chilian Affair Tronted at Consider- »ble Length—RepavaUi-n Demanded. Tariff taw Claimed to He Far From ft Burden Upon the People. WASHINGTON, Dec. 9. — President Harrison's third annual message to congress was delivered to-day. Congress'is informed that the long-pending dispute with England over the Behring sea seal fisheries has been satisfactorily settled on a basis of arbitration proposed by England, and during the year ending May 1 next only 7,500 skins are to be taken in the Behring islands. Congress is urged to provide for a joint demarcation of the frontier line between Canada and the United States, wherever required, and especially for the exact location of the water boundary in the rivers, lakes and straits. The announcement is made that Ger- iri ••-. Denmark, Italy, Austria and F .1 have opened their ports to ins]!-- ..-•! American pork and pork products. The recent political disturbances in Brazil were a subject of international discussion, and the latest information is that constitutional government has been re-established in Brazil without bloodshed. New Orleans I/ynchins and Chilian War. The lynching of eleven Italians in New Orleans is considered by the president a deplorable and discreditable incident. Claims for indemnity for the men's families were made by the Italian minister and not allowed. That tin- happy incident led the president to suggest to congress that offenses against the treaty rights of foreigners domiciled in the United States should be cognizable in our federal courts. The civil war in Chili, the seizure of the Chilian war vessel Itata at San Diego, Cal., by United States court officials for violating our neutrality laws, her escape, and the subsequent chastisement of her officers by tho Chilian provisional government are reviewed. The*United States government was disappointed in attempts to bring about a peaceful adjustment of the rebellion in Chili; but at no time did our government, officially or otherwise, recognize the insurgents, and our naval officers at Santiago and our minister there were enjoined from first to last, against taking anything but neutral ground. Assault Upon United States Seamen. The assault upon United States, seamen from the steamship Baltimore in Valparaiso harbor, Oct. 1C, called for prompt and decided action on the part of our government. One officer was killed and eight men seriously injured, one of whom.' has since died. The assaults were unprovoked. Our men were unarmed. The attention of the Chilian government was at once called to the affair and notice was served that due reparation would be insisted upon if the assault proved to have been, wholly unprovoked. The reply of the' Chilian provisional government was v o^-'inive. This government is now ;>\v a. ; .-....- the result of an investigation • - ..• maina! courts at Valparaiso, ,• . . • \\ i; is looked for soon. This •> • o'.i- ' • i'1-r will bo the subject of a •'.;,! •••-. :;^e to congress if Chili does .::.•'. and speedy account of .i.c unjust and murderous iii...... i.: r ^.. uui' seamen. A friendly but firm protest has been made to Russia against the hard measures offered against Jews in that country. The Nicaragua canal project receives the hearty endorsement of the president, who urges that government aid be extended, if necessary, to complete the canal speedily, and he hopes that neither party nor sectional lines may act as a drawback to this great project which means much for Americans. The Treasury Department. The president insists that tariff and other legislation of the last congress has been only beuefictal to all classes. During the twelve months from Oct. 1, 1890, to Sept. SO, 1891, the total value of our foreign commerce (imports and exports combined) was $1,747,806,406, which was the largest of any year in the history of the United States. During the year ending Sept. 80, 1891, our imports of merchandise amounted to $824,716,370, which was an increase of more than eleven million dollars over the value of the imports of the corresponding months of the preceding year. The value of free imports during the twelve months ending Sept. 80, 1891, was $118,092,887 more than the value of free imports during the corresponding twelve months of the preceding year. The Silver Question. Under the law of July 14, 1890, the secretary of the treasury has purchased since Aug. 13, during the fiscal year 48,398,113 ounces of silver bullion at an average cost of $1.045 per ounce. The highest price paid during the year was $ 1.2035, and the lowest $0.9(336. In exchange for this silver bullion there have been issued $50,577,498 of the treasury notes authorized by the act. The surplus on March 1,1889, was $l8b,8S7,l90.29. The policy of applying this surplus to the redemption of the interest-bearing securities of the United State* w*# thought to be preferable to that of <ippfliB'# n g it without interest in Selected national bauks. There have been redeemed since the date last mentioned ot interest bearing securities 1359,979,850, resulting in a reduction of toe-annual interest charge of $11,684,675, i Thj vwsli of tbi» policy, of the silver tafrifllcfton. &a4oftb# refunding pf the Hag haon ft HS^W "9 if*•» ^ $1,404,205,89(5, or $28.08 per capita; white on tfa« first day of December, lW>l»v it had increased to $1,677,202,070, or $24.88 per capita. The Po«tbntO« Department. The revenues of the department show an increase of over five millions of dollars, while the estimates for the year 1898 shows a surplus of receipts over expenditures. Eight thousand miles of new postal service has been established upon railroads. The president recommends that free mail delivery bo extended to all towns of 6,000 inhabitants, that all country postoffices be made money order stations, and that the system of free mail delivery in country districts be tried. The Interior Department. In discussing affairs of the interior department the president deals at length with the Indian problem. The president urges that when an Indian becomes a citizen his relations with the general government should cease, and the state should not be compelled to bear the expense of educating Indian children. He believes in bringing Indian children into country schools and thinks the general government should pay from tribal funds, into the state treasury, an amount equal to the school tax upon the property of each Indian father. The Sioux outbreak of one year ago is reviewed, and the president states that General Miles "protected the settlers and subjected the hostiles with the least possible loss." The area of Indian reservations has been reduced a'3,000,000 acres since March 4, 1889, by allotting lands to Indians in severalty and by ceding remaining lands to the United States for disposition under the homestead laws. Tho Pension Bureau. A report from the pension commissioner shows that the total number of pensioners on the roll June 30, 1891, was 676,160. There were allowed during the fiscal year ending at that time 250,555 cases. The appropriation for the payment of pensions for the fiscal year 1890-91 was $1^7,885,1)98.89, and the amount expended $118,580,659.25, leaving an unexpended surplus of $9,155,144.65. Subsidized Railroads. The report of the commissioner of railroads shows that the total debt of the the subsidized railroads to the United States Dec. 31, 1890, was $112,512,613.06. A large part of this debt is now fast approaching maturity with no adequate provision for its payment. Tho Navy. The report of the secretary of the navy shows a gratifying increase of new naval vessels in commission. The Newark, Concord, Bennington and Mianto- nomah have been added during the year with an aggregate of something more than 11,000 tons. Twenty-four warships of all classes are now under construction. The president urges congress to do all in its power to build up our navy. ''/' In touching upon the work of the war department the "president urges the adoption of the new smokeless powder and a long range rapid firing rifle, and hopes that adequate defenses may be' provided at all harbors and along our coasts. The TroubleBome Chinese. Chinese have been prevented from landing in our ports, the president says, but he admits the entrance of many Chinamen from Canada and Mexico, and ho believes the law ineffectual which requires that Chinamen found within our borders be returned to the country whence they cable. He would have the federal jurisdiction extended so, that Chinamen violating our laws in stealing over tho boundries might be punished for committing felonies. Department of Agriculture. The president says this department is a success and highly praises its work, especially in raising the embargo against American pork products abroad, and he believes the scientific corps of the agricultural department is doing a good work for the farmers and stock raisers of the country. In closing his third annual message to congress iihe president pleads for ballot reform in all sections and under all circumstances;; urges railroad and other corporations to throw additional safeguards around the lives of their em- ployes, and hopes that increased appropriations may be made to carry on the work of the civil service commission. AKTISANS IN SESSION, ELEVENTH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE FEDERATION AT BIRMINGHAM. President Gompers Reports a Phenomenal Growth During the Past Year. The Convention Wilt Be In Scaslon for a "Week or More Behind Closed Doors. BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 14.—Representative workmen connected with almost every known manufacturing industry, and coming from every section of the country, gathered in Erswell's hall at 10 o'clock a. in., when President Samuel Goiters, of New York, called to order the eleventh annual convention of the American Federation of Labor. With „ the ' state- 1 . ment that he would reserve the delivery of his an- FEAMtfL CALAMITY, TWO PATAL FIRES IN AT LOUISVILLE, ONE KY. fiAY La Grippe Kan. fttentlbn. 16 epidemic at Topeka, OAlfTTKt. OOMPERSL nual address, President Gompers proceeded to deliver a brief address of welcome. It was, he said, the largest convention of the Federation in its history. The growth of the organization during the past year had been phenomenal, and the delegates before him represented more than 750,000 of organized laborers. Much, however, as had been accomplished in the past, much more still remained to be done in the future. He gave a hearty welcome to the delegates, and urged them to return to their different organizations determined to push onward and upwards for the improvement of labor. At the conclusion of the president's address the convention went into executive session and the doors were closed. The convention will be in session for a week or more, and in accordance with the rules of the organization, the proceedings will be conducted in secret. The Finances. The report of General Secretary Evans shows that the receipts of the year had been $21,346, and the total expenditures $13,120, leaving a balance of $8,226. Of the total expenditures nearly $2,500 represented loans and donations to organizations on strike. The statement of expenditures was rendered notable by the item showing that the total outlay for salaries on account of an organization with hundreds of branches and a membership of three-quarters of a million was but the paltry sum of $4,200. The comparative summary showed that four years ago the total receipts of the organization were but §2,000 for the entire year. During the past year a loan of §3.500 had been made to the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of Pittsburg, Pa., to aid them in their strike, and it has since been repaid in full. Two thousand dollars have also been loaned to the United Mine Workers of America, to aid the Iowa striking miners. The convention will be asked to make the loan a donation. Mine Deaths Regnlt iTrom the Burning of a Candy Factory — Four Firemen Crnshed Under Palling Walls at An* other Fire. •• LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 0.—Six lives were lost in the disastrous fire at the candy factory at Menne & Co., 617 West Main street at 8 o'clock a. in. The horrors of the night's conflagrations were more than duplicated. The tomb of fire in which five young girls and one man were burned to death is a four- story building on the north side of tho street. The firm was getting ready for the Christmas trade and employed an extra number of girls to wrap and pack confections. > They were all at work on the fourth floor. At 8 o'clock there was a tremendous explosion from the second floor. There was a crash of glass, and thousands of fire crackers roared and cracked, while almost countless sky rockets and Roman candles flew hissing hither and thither across the street and into the air. A moment later and a sheet of flame burst from the windows. Before the employes knew of their danger the ceilings burst <?-'";/the panic stricken people raf ° th '.a stairway, but before they -.___! Jl |T ../' ._Y_ it_ _ t-,-,Ai.rt«~. n iwn77 j-i-p -fil'Q Dunlap Silk mills at Paterson, N. J., were damaged $100,000 worth by fire Tuesday. The first Mdnday in September (Labor day) has been made a legal holiday in South Carolina. Typhoid fever , is raging at Steubenville, 0, FiftyseVen new cases were reported in one day. By a falling scaffold at Lehighton, Pa., two men were killed, two fatally injured and several others badly hurt. The West Shore road has given notice that it will refuse grain shipment after Dec. 17. It has a big blockade on hand. Deputy United States Marshal Frank M. Canton was arrested at Buffalo, N. Y., charged with killing a cattle rustler named Tisdale a few days since. The funeral of Dpm Pedro was celebrated in an imperial manner at Paris. The funeral was attended by 150,000 soldiers and witnessed by probably a million people. Judges of the English court of appeals have decided that the life insurance policies issued on Thomas Maybrick's life must be paid, provided Mrs. Maybrick does not receive any benefit therefrom. Mrs. Maybrick is now serving a life sentence for poisoning her husband. couldJr-i-e'aeh the bottom a wall of fire cut off their progress and they fled back to the top, where they were burned to death. Another disastrous blaze occurred during the early morning at the Boone paper works. A report has just been received that four persons perished beneath the falling walls of the building. LOUISVILLE, Dec. 11.—The missing men supposed to be in the ruins of the candy factory have returned to their homes and the record closed with eight lost at Mennes and four at the Bone Paper company's. The search has closed. The total loss is now placed at $500,000. A HOTEL BURNED. Three Lives Lost in a Fire at Mooscjaw, Manitoba. WINNIPEG, Dec. 13.—Three lives were lost in a fire at Moosejaw early in the morning. The fire started in the Lome hotel and so rapidly did it spread that the inmates of the Ontario house, which is a part of the same block, narrowly escaped with their lives. In the Lome house the proprietor, Henry Jackman, his little girl and a young woman named Ruth McDowell were overtaken by the flames and all perished. Their charred remains were found in the ruins. __ T ___ Twenty MineJts Killed. BERLIN. Dec. 10. —A terrible explosion took place in the Frickings-Hoffnung pit at Hennsdorf, in Silsia, killing twenty miners and severely wounding a number of others. POINTS TO A BIG STRIKE. GERMAN RECIPROCITY. THEY DON'T LIKE IT. Chilians Find no Comfort In Harrison's Message—Preparing for War. VALPARAISO, Chili, Dec. 11.—The substance of President Harrison's statement of Chilian affairs has been received and is a subject of universal comment. It is regarded by Chilians as decidedly menacing a rupture between between the two countries, as it is not believed that the Chilian government will consent either to apology or any material indemnity. The majority in congress is known to be opposed to any concession, although possessed of great influence, and the Chilian government would find it difficult to carry the necessary support for humiliating measures. It is now no secret that the government is proceeding actively with warlike preparations and that artillery of the latest manufacture has been ordered from Germany in anticipation of hostilities possibly with other powers and probably with the United States. THE BALTIMORE CASE. Chili'* Judge of Crimes Will Hold American* Be»pon»ible. VALPARAISO, Dec. 15. — Judge of Crimes Foster is said to be preparing his findings on the case of the Baltimore sailors. No public statement has been made about it, but it is reported that it will exonerate the Chilian police, charge the Americans with having provoked the encounter through drunkenness and impose nominal Operators on the Atlantic and Pacific Out—The Trouble ,Si>roju3lJ)£j. SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 15.—An order has been issued by Mr. Ramsey, acting deputy grand chief of the Order oi 1 Railway Telegraphers, calling upon the members of the organization on the entire Southern Pacific system of railroad to leave their keyes. ALBUQUERQUE, N. M.,Dec. 15.—There is not a train dispatcher or operator working on the Atlantic and Pacific from Albuquerque to Mob.ave, Cal. The grievance committee failed with Manager Gabel to have their schedule of wages, rules and regulations, in which the expenses of the committee would be about $700 per month more, accepted, and therefore notified all Brotherhood men here in the Santa Fe road's employ, and if they are ordered to work Atlantic and Pacific business they will refuse, be discharged, and then in all probability a general strike on the Santa Fe will be ordered. The conductors, engineers, firemen and brakemen called a meeting to decide which side to favor. Texas Men May Be Drawn In. HOUSTON, Tex., Dec. 15.—It appears that there is trouble brewing here and elsewhere along the line on account of the discharge at Deming, N. M., of two operators who refused to handle Southern Pacific business over their wires. A telegram has been received here notifying the men that all operators on the Atlantic and Pacific had quit work. Fears are entertained by the officials ;hat the Texas operators may be drawn nto the strike. Railway Organizations May Asulst. EL PASO, Tex., Dec. 16.—District Organizer N. H. Kirsch, of the Order of Railroad Telegraphers, has arrived here and Grand Chief Ramsay, from Vinton, Iowa, will arrive during the day to begin negotiations for the reinstatement of the striking operators. All the dif- erent railway organizations of the Southern Pacific held a joint mass meeting to discuss the situation. The meeting was addressed by N. H. Kirsch, of the Order of Railroad Telegraphers, and a very large number of the striking operators were present. During the discussion men of the different organizations spoke in favor of assisting the operators financially. Many of the men say that if the operators go out on the whole system, they will go out also. The different trainmen's organizations will be convened during the week and will confer with the committee of the Order of Railroad Telegraphers. From the sentiment of the trainmen, if the operators are ordered out, every indication points to a big strike on the whole The Proposed Treaty Made Public by the State Department. WASHINGTON, Dec. 11.—The president in his annual message, stated that the outlines of an agreement had been reached with Germany looking to equitable trade concessions in consideration of the free importation of her sugars, but that the correspondence bearing on this subject could not yet be summitted to congress. The diplomatic restrictions affecting the correspondence do not apparently apply to the statistical details of the arrangement itself, which has been made public by the state department. The arrangement was submitted to the German reichstag on the 7th inst., since its publication in the United States. If the German parliament should approve the agreement it will go into effect on the 1st of February next. In return for the free admission of German beet sugar into the United States, Germany agrees to make a reduction in the tariff on American products as follows: Wheat. 80 per cent.; rye, 30 per cent.; oats, 87| per cent.; corn, 30 per cent.; butter, 15 per cent.; salted and pickled pork and beef, 15 per cent.; wheat fiour and corn meal, 20 per cent. The gross value of the late Mr. Parnell's property is sworn at $55,870 and the net value at $31,260. A dispatch from Bombay says that Mansfield, the parachutist, has been killed by the bursting of his baloon. The New England Homestead estimates the hop crop of 1891 at 243,308 bales against 204,849 the previous year. The court of claims has decided adversely the application of H. S. Thomas for royalty on a patent mail bag used by the government. The Milwaukee, Lake Shore and Western Railway company has just completed a club house for its employes at Kaukauna, Wis., at a cost 9!' $12,000. The removal of the remains of General Grant from New York to the National ceinete.ry at Arlington will be proposed again during the present session by Senator Plumb. The first dirt on the new Pan American railway was thrown at Victoria, Tex., in the presence of a large concourse, by Major Fly, and work begun in earnest. It will be the shortest line to the City of Mexico by nearly 300 miles, and will open one of the finest sections of country on the continent. Five deaths have occurred from la grippe in New York city Monday. At Ruby, Colo., a section foreman was killed and several of his men injured while thawing dynamite. A stampede occurred at the opera house in Racine, Wis., Saturday night. Several -women and children were injured. A dispatch to the London News from Madrid says it is an open secret there that Spain will ultimately adhere to the zollverein. Eight Minneapolis saloon keepers were fined $100 and costs each, or ninety days in the workhouse, for selling liquor on Sunday. The supreme court of Idaho has decided that the state board of equalization has erred in equalizing assessments by classes. There seems to be but little doubt that Note Broker Henry L. Norcross, of Boston, is the man who threw the bomb at Russell Sage in New York. Judge Elched, of Wausau.Wis., while walking in the woods of Marathon county, had a narrow escape from being killed by a spring gun over which he stumbled. Monticello Is threatened with a wood famine. A new wagon factory ia a possibility, at Clinton. Wyoming will vote on the Question of Incorporating. West Union's water works system is nearly completed. The citizens of Burlington are howling for more light. Boyden schools have closed on account of diphtheria. Davenport's macaroni factory is expected to start up soon. Business is at a standstill at Cameron on account of diphtheria. Justice Peters, of Davenport, haa officiated at 1,271 marriages. Fire at Mason City Thursday night did damage to the extent of $20,000. The Iowa State Grange held its an-. nual session in Des Moines last week. A Monona county man will put out 100,000 grape vines the coming spring. The railroad, coal mines and packing house at Boone distributes over $700,000 a year to its employes. The medical department of the state university has in attendance 140 students, twelve of whom are women. Plans are nearly completed for a new Turner hall at Dubuque to take the nlace of the one recently destroyed by fire. LATEST MARKET REPORT. St. Paul Union Stock Yards. SOUTH ST. PAUL, Deo. 14, 1891. . HOGS— Good hogs steady, others Bo lower. Quality fair tot bulk, a choice load selling at $3.tt5; balance told at &i.OJ©J.a). CATTLE— Strong. TUo bud weather kept buyers away, and there was little demand from outside parties. The offerings were throe loads of Dakotos aud one of local stuff. No trading was done until late. Prime steers, $3.353$1.£>; good steers, $2.2n@3.25; prime bows, $2.£>&2.50; good cows, gl.75©£.:£; common to fair cows, $1.0U@U6; %ht veal calves, $3.00 <2>4.00; heavy calves, $1.5<)@8.00; stackers, $1,50 <Q#.(K); feeders, $®2.&0; bulla.stags and oxen, 81.OtKaW.00. SHKEP-Steady. Muttons, $8.00@4.S5; lambs, 83.50@-l.25; btockers aud feeders, ^.50@a.&J. Receipts: Hogs, 1,100; cattle, 100; sheep, 300 Hluneapolig Grain. MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 14, 1801. WHEAT— December closed, 80^c; May opening, $3£c; highest tt)!%c; lowest, 9!%c; closing, 92%c; January closing, 87c; on, track, No. 1 bard, 88V$c; No. 1 Northern, NMjoj No. * Northera, Chicago Live Stock. CHICAGO UNIOW STOCK YABDS, I Dec. 14, 1891. ) CATTLE— Barely Steady. HOGS— Weak, 5aiOc lower. Heavy, $3.55® 0.85; uilxedand medium, $3.5&@3.76; light, $3.3 @3.60. BH1SEP-8t«ady. Receipts: Cattle, 1,000; hotfS, 68,00ft »lwep, Chicago Grain »od CHICAGO, John A. Logan, Jr., is said to be very critically ill with the grip. The sale of Montana cattle this year will bring $10,000,000. The highest figures ever before reached were $0,000,000. Miss Mitchell, daughter of Senator Mitchell, of Oregon, will be married to Duke de la Rouchefoucald at Paris in February Chicago ia to have an elevated terminal railway. Over seven million dollars was paid for right of way along State street. The Nerth Dakota railroad commissioners ar« charged with having prevented the freight rates on coal from being lowered. In a fight in Chicago for the welter weight championship Tommy Ryan defeated Frank Howson, of England, in fourteen rounds. Lieutenant Governor Shultz, of Manitoba is seriously ill and is not expected to recover. He is one of the pioneers of Manitoba and was appointed governor in 1887. During a row at Waterford over contest for seat of Richard Power, M. P., Michael Davitt was badly injured by a blow on the head. Several others were also hurt. Kilrain says he has quit fighting. Joel R. Mayes, chief of the Cherokee nation, is dead. The appointment of Rev. S.A. Bastian Messmer as bishop of Greeu Bay, is announced from Rome. SfffijaS Reports that trichinae had been found in American, pork are officially denied by German authorities. The Greek minister of marine has resigned because he is not allowed to build several raen-ef-war. The eleventh annual convention of the American Federation of Labor is in session at Birmingham, Ala. Andrew Carnegie has bought fifty- four acres of land Duquesne upon which he will at once erect an armor plate mill. The head of the bomb thrower has been positively identified by the parents of Broker Norcrose, of Boston, an that of their »oo. section with the failure of hie firm and lately coofined in a private asylum, b*s ... ** «fc*gi teftWa ft James Gundry was killed by falling slate in the Vulcan mine at What Cheer Wednesday. Two other miners were badly injured. A Carroll girl has advertised for a man suitable for matrimonial purposes and offers in exchange for same cash or its equivalent. A portion of a brick wall of the new court house at <. Dubuque was blown down Wednesday, fatally injuring one of the workmen. Five prisoners were sentenced in the district court at Clinton Saturday to terms in the penitentiary and five were given jail sentence. Henry Koch, a vagrant, told kindhearted Dubuque people. that his wife had just had twins, and secured contributions of old clothes and money. John J. Egan, formerly a conductor on the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul road, died ut Dubuque Thursday while under the operation of leg amputation. Williamsburg was visited" by a disastrous blaze Thursday, an entire block pf buildings being destroyed. The fire is believed to havo been • of incendiary origin. A Keokuk man must have been very drunk when he went homo and mistook a neighbor's house for his and went in and wehc to bed, where he was found next morning. Bsrtha Ansel, a waiter at the Caster hotel, Ottumwa, fell with a tray load of dishes and injured her limb so that blood poisoning set in and amputation will be necessary. A fellow tried to ''jew" Justice Duffy, of Dubuque, down oue-Lalf oil a $3 marriage fee, and bectviae the justice would n <». </o:i;ply he would not let him per- f ji-ui the ceremony. Mary and John Hollingsworth, of Burlington, aged 10 and 13 years, died within a few minutes of each other of typhoid pneumonia, and another child in the same family will die. A four-foot vein of conl hns been discovered at a deptli of 130 feet on the farm of James R. Johnston, near Montezuma. It is the first coal ever discovered in Poweshick county. A jirosperous farmer of Sherrill's Mound met a Dubuque lass Tuesday for the first time. It was a case of love at first sight and they were married Wednesday. Both are over 50 years old. Engineers are at work surveying a line from Thompson to Eatherville. The road is to be known as the Chicago, Iowa and Western, but is virtually a part of the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern. Matthew Wilson claims to be the champion corn husker, not only of Scott coiinty aiid Iowa, but of the world. He went against time a day or two ago and husked 225 unshels, 50 pounds of corn in twelve hours, eating dinner during the time. James Seabrook,the 21-year-old feeble minded son of Abraham .Seubrook, colored, of Wilton,was turned ont of home by his father. When discovered at Muscatine he had slept out of doors two nights and his feet were frozen so that amputation was neeessary. The directors again have control and are trying to sell the Ottumwa coal palace. J. J. Padden and C. H. Havt- inan, who purchased it recently at public auction, failed to put up the cash or furnish approved securities and the building reverted back to the directors. An aged couple by the name of Mr. and Mrs. Lev! Mills, living between Liberty Center and Medora, were cremated by the burning of their home. From the position of their bodies it is supposed that Mr. Mills was sitting by the stove, while Mrs. Mills was burned in bed. The epidemic of typhoid fever that has been r»gWK in tne vicinity of Fertile and the southwestern part of Worth county, hw» now subsided, but not until many have died from the effects of it. It is not expected to break omt again as long as the present favorable weather continues. The post mortem examination of Andrew patewald, of Sioux City, who was killed by being thrown from $ train on the elevated railroad, developed the fact that his liver was split completely into two nearly equal halves. He fell thirty feet, striking on the back and shoulder*, and the doctors a»y the rapture is one of the most remarkable on record. insignificant Chilian* connection with tfe

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