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TMK REPUBLICAN, ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 80, 1891, JLl. FORCES IN MtXICO GROWING NORTHERN RAPIDLY, iOtfier Engagement Reported Between pft»*olntlonli»s tind Mexican Troops. • tf *f Jbetmr token* Orders General Stano Tak* Decisive "Jntrndars. Action Against ANTANIO, Tex., Dec. 29.— The forces 61 the Garza revolutionists in Northern Mexico and along the Texas side of Rio Grande border are rapidly increasing. According to present indications the numerous detachments are moving toward Cammarago, Mexico, Where they will concentrate and then proceed in a body toward the interior. There was another engagement during the night between Garza's followers and a regiment of Mexican troops at the Sa£ Ignacis ranch, near Carrizo, Tex. The fight was at long range, the Mexican troops being located on their side of the river/while the revolutionists were on the Texas side. One of the government Poldiers was killed and a number on Kith s?des badly wounded. Tho rev .; i=i- were making their way, lev • i, ' ..• v. ; .ii;marago, about 200 being in i.y:nc!ii3K:iit3, and were some distance from the border when discovered and attacked by the Mexican troops. The revolutionists retreated, keeping up a running fire and escaped across the river into Texas, making a bold stand on this side. The telegraph wires have l>een cut between Rio Grande City and Brownsville. The first news of the engagement to reach here c^rce in a dispatch to Dr. Plutarch Ivnelus. the Mexican consul, from the Mexican consul at Laredo. • Ta Take Derisive Steps. The secretary of war has telegraphed General David S. Stanley, commander of this mslitary department, to take decisive and immediate steps toward putting down the troubles on this side ot tha border. In addition to the' United States troops doing field duty in the turbulent sections there are large fov.'vs of state Rangers and United Sii'.te.-i deputy marshals stationed at var' <••".<•, points between Eagle Pass and Biv>Y,-nsville. There has been no official word received at the department headquarters from Capt. Francis H. Hardie, of the Third cavalry, but a reliable report reached this point to-day from Laredo that he and his command are in pursuit of 200 revolutionists who had camping and receiving recruits Encinal, Tex. Communication Cut Off. Captain John G. Bourke, of the Third cavalry, who is in command of Fort Ringgold, had been heard from two days ago and no orders from the superior officers located here have been able to reach him, which leads to the belief here that the telegraph wires have been cut between Rio Grande City and Brownsville or that he is surrounded by the revolutionists. A dispatch has been received here from Nueva Laredo, Mexico, stating that a large number of revolutionists met a detachment of Mexican troops near Vargo, Mexico, in the state of Neuva Leon. A battle ensued, the government troops slowly retreating under a skirmish fire by Garza's men. One of the-revolution- iVfc, TTTOO. Villed. The loss to the govern- L. •••• ' • . \f no1 knowu. Eight of the : •'i-i-. ve.' e taken i-.rispners and :\ r euva Laredo. They will been near The Remains ot Senator JPlnmb Arrive aft a Is Lute Hams. EMPOMA, Kan,, .Dew. 88.—The. train bearing the remains of Senator Plumb and th& various committees and delegations accompanying them, arrived from Topeka at 0:50 p.m., and was tnet at the Santa Fo depot by an Immense concourse of people. The two Emporia posts of the Grand Army of the Republic were standing in line, as was also Company E, Kansas National Guards. Colonel J. M. Steele marched a detail from the survivors of Plumb's old regiment, the Eleventh Kansas, under command of Lieutenant W. V. Phillips, forward to act as pall bearers for the Grand Army. Into the hands of these men were delivered the remains of their beloved commander and they were immediately conveyed to the awaiting hearse. The column then moved and escorted the remains to the residence of the deceased, where the casket was Some into the south part and where a detail consisting of Lieutenant Phillips and other members of the Eleventh Kansas was placed on guard. • Private services were held in the morning at the residence and in the afternoon the public, funeral was held at the church. Hundreds of persons came from different parts of the state to do honor to tho distinguished senator. J. I. CASE, The Famous Horseman and Manufacturer, Dies i>t Ilucine. RACINE, Y/is., Dec. 2^.—Jerome I. Case, Racine's foremost horseman, died at 1:45 a. in. He had been suffering from diabetes for six weeks. He was one of the best known men in Wisconsin. His phenomenal horse, Jay-Eye- Sce, has spread his fame all over the civilized world. Mr. Case was also one of the largesb manufacturers ef threshing machines in the country. He was 72 years old and for the past fifty years has lived at 2-acine. CHILIAN INFORMATION, WHAT A NEW YORK HERALD REPRESENTATIVE FOUNO OUT. DAVITT DEFEATED. PurnclHtos Win tUe \Vatorford Election by a Lai-Re Majority. DUBLIN, Dec. 25. -The result of the election at Waterford for a member of parliament to succeed the late Richard Power, was made known this morning. To the surprise of the political prophets, Mr. John E. Redmond, the Parnellite candidate, easily defeated the McCar- thyite representative, Mr. Michael Davitt. The polling was as follows: Mr. John E. Redmond (Parnellibe) 725; Mr. Michael Davitt (McCarthyite) 239. Majority for Mr. Redmond, 496. This victory was a heavy blow to the Mc- Carthyites, who were confident of victory, and will serve to give a new lease of life to the Parnellite party. THEY SAWED WOOD. F:V: OF THEM DEAD. How T-woIve Toiiug Ladles of Mindeii City. Mich., Earned Presents. MINDEN CITY, Mich., Dec. 29.—Twelve of the most popular young ladies in Minclen society engaged to contribute $1 each of money earned by themselves to a fund for buying Christmas presents for the poor. Tuesday they appeared at the drug store of Edward Cress and asked for the job of sawing and splitting five cords of wood that lay at his door. The druggist consented. The spectacle of twelve stylishly dressed women sawing and splitting wood collected a crowd in short order, but despite the crowd, the tired muscles and blistered hands of the girls they continued for two days until the job was finished and the dollar each earned turnod in for the poor, BURIED UNDER SNOW DRIFTS. > t.;iv: .i'.«iioe Meted Out to Several ui' the Notorious Sims Gang. CMOBILE, Ala., Dec. 29.—Bob Sims and two members of his bloodthirsty gang named Thomas and John Savage were lynched in Choctaw coun:y by a mob. John Savage, a son of Thomas, was only 19 years of age. The Sims gang ha'd been guilty of many crimes, the culmination coming on Thursday, when th& McMillan family was murdered because. of some trouble about laud. The people of Choctaw county, tired of the oloody doings of Bob Sims and his crew, determined that no appeal to law was tolerable at this time, and that summary justice must be meted out. They had surrendered to the sheriff and posse upon promise of the latter to protect them. This promise, however, the sheriff was unable to t'ullfil and they were taken from him and hung to trees, their bodies being riddled with bullets. Two JUor« Strung Up. SAUBUTA, Miss., Dec. 29. —The lynching atill goes on. Two more victims, John Sims, brother of Bob, and Mosely, nephew of Bob, were both hanged later |n the night, and the avengers are in hot pursuit of a negro I .ui was with the Sims gang the nig!*: of tho massacre. . They have biu-iii'.l Bob Sims' dwelling and all the nous:. H on his place, and killed every living thing to be found on the place except the family, And they had to escape to a neighbor's house. The Sims family say they, are ' going to leave the country. The crowd <5ontinues to enlarge and is fully 500 Strong, and is hunting for Neal Sims. CHEATED THE GALLOWS. t Murderer, th« New Ifaiuoshire I>ie» ot Apoplnxy. CONCORD, N. H., Dec. L'!).—Isaac Saw- telle.the murderer of his brother Hiram, at Rochester, N. Y., Fei.. .1, 1890, died in too hospital of the BUW prison at 10:15 a. m. He was stricken down with appoplexy Thursdry night and never regained consciousness up to bis death. He lay in a stupor in the hospital all ,night and at about 7:30 a. m. a marked was noticed in his condition uud that tim* b« sank rapidly until he Prison Physician Clark bas signed ggrti&Cftte aseiguuig apoplexy as the of S»wUlle'» d«ata. He was to i banged Joo. 5, 1839. It i* tood thai no autopsy will Scores of laborers Perish in a Storm in ROME, Dec. 22.—A fearful snow storm in the Appenines overwhelmed iiOO laborers who were returning by the railway to Sulrnona in Abru2za, from Isernia, on the western slope of the mountains. The storm came with such swiftness as to put a stop to all travel, and of the 200 a large number were buried beneath the tremendous snowfall. It is believed that scores have perished. The relief party which hastened to the scene upon receipt of the news as soon as the storm abated, had already, at last accounts, recovered tbe bodies of fifteen dead and were still actively pursuing the search for the remainder. Such an overwhelming and destructive storm has not been witnessed for years in that vicinity. SlSBoton and Walipntnn Lands. WASHINGTON, Dec. 22.—It has been determined to open the lands of the Sis- setonjmd Wahpeton Indian reservation April 15, when settlers may enter and make their selections. Of course there will be rush, and for days before the date boomers will be encamped upon the borders as they have in time past been encamped upon the borders of all lands opened for settlement. It is not yet determined how many acres of land will be opened, but there will be enough to give a number of people homes. Governor Mellette.of South Dakota, who has interested himself in the Sisseton lands, was here looking after the matter. Field Still Starving Himielf. NEW YORK, Dec. 29.—Edward M. Field still persists in starving himself. He bas greatly alarmed his physicians and Warden Fallens has instructed them to give him whisky. The warden says Field seems to be in a dazed state and that the only time his face shows any expression of interest is when the family physician, Dr. Lindley, calls. • Will Be Houored by tbe Pope. ROME, Dec. Si).—The Diritto says it is the intention of the pope to confer the Grtyid Order of the Cross of Christ upon the 'Archbishop of Aix as a token of sympathy of his holiness with tbe archbishop in the latter's recent trial, conviction, and fine for writing a letter classed) as insulting to M. Fallieres. the French) minister of public worship. Will Stop tb« D«c. has aanoftooed Be fifty* Hnrrigon Will Aik Congrcas to Instruct Him to Daclarn \Vftr—Both Army and Nary Ready—Large Quantities of Ammunition Shipped to San FrancUco. NEW YORK, Dec. 28.—The Washington correspondent of the New York Herald telegraphs that paper as follows: "I have obtained tho most valuable information that has yet been made public regarding the Chilian affair. There is no question that the administration fully expects a refusal of Chili to comply with the demands for an apology and indemnity, and has decided to ask congress for power to declare war, for which preparations have been and are still being made. Chili, feeling that she is right, is determined not to apologize, even at the cannon's mouth. Such is the situation upon the diplomatic chess board. May Ask for Arbitration. Chili has not yet asked for arbitration, but it is known to the cabinet and to your correspondent that she is likely to do so. Minister Montt, the Chilian minister here,has all along seriously doubted the intention of this government to declare war in the event of Chili's refusal to accede to our demands. To-day, however, he realizes his misttke, and the result was that he cabled to Presi- eent Montt that the situation here was very serious, that this government meant fight, and that the navy was rapidly being B5ggffi3i Placed on a War Footing. This in itself is startling news and there is more of the same sort. Not only has the navy been made available in event of hostilities but great activity has taken place in the army, and both departments are now ready to act in concert at a moment's notice. I have it that Admiral Gherardi will be placed in command of naval forces. It is also pretty definitely settled that General Miles will have command of the laud forces. The plans have already been made to Promptly Move 10,000 Troops. The men have been selected, the.trans- ports provided, and all is ready to place this force on Chilian soil very soon after war is formally declared. It is proposed to take these troops from the regular service. The Western forts which they will leave, New York and other large cities where troops are not needed, will be garrisoned by militia and volunteer frontiersmen. The troops will leave the United states from several different points. Some will embark at San Francisco, others at Galveston, New Orleans, Key West and other Southern ports. IVZoiitt Is Cautious. Of couree, a proposition to arbitrate would seriously interfere with all this. Minister Montt, who is an exceedingly cautious man,who knows the difficulties of advising the home government when it is not believed that this government means war, has at last suggested to President Montt the propriety and the advisability of asking thie government to lay the facts in connection with the Baltimore case before a board of arbitration. I ani told that there is considerable doubt as to just how this suggestion would be received. Cnubual Activity-^ WASHINGTON, Dec. 28.—The Post asserts positively that despite the denials of navy yard officers an unusual activity exists at thai important gun factory. Some of tho employees were at work Sunday and ga« fitters have been employed for a week or more arranging gas fixtures so that tho work may be carried on at night. Tho men have been instructed to work twelve hours per day. Commander O'Neill, inspector of ordnance, who is in charge of tho yard, said that they were always busy at the yard when a new ship was ordered, and the ordnance department kept ahead of the construction BO that when the ships would be completed the armament could be ready. Shipped Ammunition. WASHINGTON, Dec. 28.—The navy department has ordered the shipment of 42,000 pounds of prismatic powder and 11,000 six inch shells from League Island, Pennsylvania, to San Francisco. The department has also ordered the new twelve inch gun made at the Washington navy yard to be sent to San Francisco. The gun will be placed on a large flat car and taken to the Pacific coast as soon as possible. WANTED TO KILL CHILDS. SCHEME PQft REVENGE. Mr. Mill* If Hi tntredno* A Tariff Bill Hud fta«o I< l**r«rr«d to Hli Commit***. WASttiJ«it0N, Dee, 25.—Th« • Meads of Mills, the Texan being sick, ate now 1 trying to flat tip something ttiat wflf enable him to circumvent and confound his Democratic enemies who have placed him and his tariff reform idea in the rear of the procession, He is at the head of the interstate and foreign commerce committee, and his friends say that he will at the earliest opportunity introduce a general tariff bill and move that it be referred to his committee. Some of the speaker's friends are a good deal annoyed over this threat. It would give an opportunity To Test the Sense of the Democratic members feis to whether or not a general tariff bill should be reported, and it is not improbable that Mills might carry the house on such a motion. If such a bill should be referred to his committee, it is said that a majority of the Democratic members of it would vote with him to report it favorably. In fact, should it go to his committee, there is no question but that the bill would be favorably reported to the house, and Mills might after all have charge of the tariff question instead of Springer. The threat of the Mills men does not appear to be an idle one. There is good ground for believing that it will be carried into execution. DOINGS OF CONGRESS. EVENTS OF A WEEK, tews of Cnrreftt Interest Mention. ten JtAWIlfl IMPENING& Saturday. WASHINGTON, Dec. 19.—The house met at noon and listened to the report of the committee on rules, The committee reported in favor of the same regular com- mitteos as last session, with the exception of dropping the committee on Indian depreciation claims. Several special committees were recommended. Speaker Crisp announced that his list of committees .would be ready Wednesday. A concurrent resolution was adopted for adjournment of congress from Deo. 23 to Jan. 5. The senate was not in session. Monday. WASHINGTON, Dec. 21.—The senate devoted its time to the funeral obsequies of Senator Prumb, transacting no business. Tuesday. WASHINGTON, Dec. 22.—In the senate over a hundred new bills were introduced. During the ten minutes executive session the .senate confirmed the nomination of Stephen B. Elkins as secretary of war, referred to appropriate committees a number of postmasters' nominations, received and placed the seal of the secretary upon a large number of recess appointments pre- vously confirmed. Wednesday. WASHINGTON, Deo. 23.—Speaker Crisp announced his committees in the house ami they were ratified. The house then then adjourned until Jan. 5. In the senate a number of important bills were introduced and adjournment taken until Jan. 5. ELEVEN VICTIMS. ' ,It 16 reported at Quetec that Meroiet and his minldiers will m arrested. 'The B&vis Will contest at fiutte/Mon!, involviflft $8,000,000,1ft to be'settled out of court. There were six deaths from grip reported In New York Tuesday, One hundred and forty-two policemen are sick. Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Greece have signified their willingness to continue their present commercial treaty relations with Spain. The daughter of President Barillas was married Sunday in the City of Guatemala to Don Louis de Ojeda, formerly a resident of Calitornia. The bride's portion is $4,000,000. A Beriln dispatch to the London Standard says France's request for a joint protest to Turkey against Bulgaria's ejection of Chaduoines has been declined by England, Italy, Austria and Germany. The department of agriculture announces that inspectors on Long Island have unearthed an abbatoir at Newton creek, devoted entirely to the slaughter of broken down, crippled horses. Many of these horses were diseased, and some had the glanders. Most or the meat was corned and put up for export as family beef. In the Meyer-Carroll fight at New Orleans Tuesday night, Meyer won in the forty-third round. The Chicago branch of S. V. White Co. have settled with creditors at 50 cents on the dollar. Corbett and Mitchell have signed articles to box six rounds at the Madison Square garden, New York, within seven weeks. Two men were slightly injured by the explosion of an ammonia pipe in Ar- mour'o packing house at Kansas City Wednesday. A movement is on foot to organize a central base ball league, to include Columbus, Milwaukee, Detroit, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Omaha, Kansas City and Indianapolis. . Fully 15,000 people viewed tho remains of Senator Plumb at Topeka, Kan., when the funeral train passed through there en route to Emporia. Charles Emory_ Smith, United States minister to Russia, has notified the state department of the appointment by the czar of a special committee to look after the distribution of flour and other subscriptions sent to the relief of the Russian famine sufferers. lin wwfcli : tit\- cents each at Bur,.-. ' ,000 Cases of grip inOt- Au Iniane Crank Who Avowed That as His Intention. PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 28. — A man giving his name as J. Bonaparte, entered the office of George W. Childs and demanded to see Mr. Childe. In reply to a question as to the nature of his business the man replied: "I intend to kill him." Upon being intercepted by the clerk the fellow drew a murderous looking knife, but whatever his intentions, he evidently changed his mind when he saw several other clerks corning toward him, and made hia escape. Late in the afternoon the man was arrested and examined by a physician who said that he was undoubtedly insane. He was then sent to the Pennsylvania hospital. Fed Five Tl»ou»and Children. CINCINNATI, D«c. 25.— The Christmas festival given under the auspices of the Cincinnati Poet for the poor children of the city, was one of the greatest events in local history. Five thousand children were given a dinner in Music Hall, each one receiving a box Of candy and a useful present. The Post raised $5,000 to meat tbe expenses of tbe dinner. The J.ist of Dead Caused by the Accident at Rusting, N. Y., Growlne; Larger. - YONKERS, N. Y., Dec. 23.—A shocking accident occurred diving the evening on the New York Central between the St. Louis express and the Niagara Falls special train. Seven persons were killed and a large number injured. This accident was directly the outcome of the collision which occurred earlier in the evening in the tunnel at Sing Sing. Tho Victims. TARRYTOWN, N. Y., Dec. 26.—The total number of those who lost their lives by the accident at Hastings now reaches eleven. The eleventh victim died during the evening. The official list is as follows: MRS. ANN BALDWIN, of New York. THOMAS W. POLLEY, of Boston. ABRAHAM KNIGHT, Wagner car conductor. MISS L1BBIE VAN AHSDALE, of New York. MISS MABEL SLOCUM, of Lockport, N. Y. MISS GERTRUDE MOORE, of Medina, N. Y. MISS LIZZIE FORD, of Brooklyn. J. W. WHITE, Wagner car porter. MISS LILLIAN BALDWIN, of New York. M. R. EBERT, of New York. EDWIN E. WILCOX, of New York. Of the twenty-two persons who were in the ill-fated car, but six escaped serious injury. Albert E. Herrick, the brakeman whose carelessness caused the accident, fled soon after the collision and has not yet been found. He will be arrested if found. _^ LATEST MARKET REPORT. St. Paul Union Stock Yards. SOUTH &c. PAUL, Deo. 28,1891. HOGS—Ten cents higher than Thursday. Packers took the seven loads offered at 88.50 ©3.70. CATTLE—Only a oouplo of loads on tho market, and these were about sold at noou. No chaugo in the market. Priino steers, 53.JJ5Sfr4.if); good steurs, &i.2.")(jyi;i.5; prime cows, $t.i!l>'®t.&0; good cows, $1.75©2.:.'.'; common to fair cows, $1.00®1.75; light veal calves, $3.«)ii>i.l»; heavy calves, |l.»l@3.tXl; stockers, $J.Wa2.UO; feeders, $^.()0®v'.50; bulls, stags and oxen, $1.00@2.UO. SHEEP—No receipts and no trading. Muttons, S&oOQtL-'ii; lambs, 53.50®4.26; stocjtora aud feeders, $JJ.60@<i.&J. \ Receipts: Hogs, 600; cattle, 50; calves, 5, Chicago Live Stock. CHICAGO UNION STOCK YARDS, I CATTLE—Market firm. ' ' HOGS—Market strong, lOc higher. Heavy, S3.76S4.55; mixed and medium, $3.85£fti.05; light, $8.SOa3.8!>. SHEEP—Market strong, lOc higher. Receipts: Cattle, 10,000; hogs, 27,000; sheep, 6,000. MinueavolU Grain. MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 28,168L WHEAT—December closed «<%c; May open- Ing, 82%c; highest, &K®92%c bid; lowest, WJio; dosed, 9R^o; January closing, 86Wo; on track. No. 1 hard, 89c; No. 1 Northern, No.» Northern,"""- SJ, 10M. Detroit, Mich., was visited by a $100,000 fire Thursday. Bullion in the Bank of England decreased £1,222,000 during the past week. There were twelve deaths from la grippe in New York in the past twenty- four hours. Earl Kressler, the Nestor of German parliamentary reporters, died Thursday at Berlin, aged 80 years. Frederica, the only survivor of the late afmous socialist agitator La Salle, died at Vienna, aged 72 years. The Piutes of Mason Valley, in Nevada, are having a big hunt near the Switch and are slaughtering from 200 to 300 rabbits a clay. Mrs. Altie C. Burch, who owns a farm near Detroit, moved a fence several feet into the highway. After eight years' litigation, costing over $5,000, she has moved it back. It has been officially announced that the marriage of Prince Albert Victor of Wales to the Princess Victoria of Teck will take place on Feb. 2/ in St. George chapel, Windsor Castle. Recent ravages of wolves in Joe Daviess county, Illinois, nave induced the county board to offer a bounty of $10 for the scalp of every grown wolf and $5 for every cub brought to the county clerk. Bob Sims and his gang have been surrounded by a posse in Alabama. A free fight in a Florida town resulted in death to one and severe injury to four others. that to* police IfctelwU-Cfcrbett and Tenn., Dec. 88. -Lem Jones was banged for tb* murder of bis wif» and children, braining his child and splitting the woman's kiwi open on Chicago Groin «nd CHICAGO. mas*. John H. Givens, a tramp for two years, has turned out to be the missing heir to $350,000 at Cortland, N. Y. Alvan H. Greenwood, of Boston, has been arrested charged with embezzlement of $30,000 from the Mutual Benevolent order. He was held in $10,000 bonds. A temporary receiver of the order has been appointed. Edward Davis, of Mount Carmel, Pa., who for years has beeu applying for a pension for service rendered in the Mexican war, received information that he would get his money. Overcome by the good news, he fell dead. Meagre details of a collision near Cuernevaca, on the Southern railroad, have just been received. Twelve dead bodies have been taken from the wreck and it is known that a number of others were killed. While the Countinhos expedition was en route from Qnillimane to Maghamba, South Africa, an explosion of gunpowder occurred, by which sixty persons were killed and 170 wounded. Coun- tinhos himself is among the wounded. The Charleston is ou her way from Honolulu to Valparaiso. Silveria Martinez has been appointed governor of Eio Grand do Sul, Brazil. One man was killed and two injured by a street car accident at Eutte, Mont., Saturday. During a theatre blaze at Gateshead. England, a panic occurred and wn people were crushed to death. Fire destroyed the Eastern Michigan insane asylum at Pontiac Saturday. The inmates were all removed safely. Nearly a million dollars worth of property was destroyed by fire at Chattanooga, Tenn., Saturday evening. A crank called at the office of George W. Childs at Philadelphia, with the avowed iuteution of killing him. The crank was hustled out by clerks in the office. It is announced that the committee pf the Gorman commercial diet, appointed especially to consider the subject, has declared itself in f»v<w of holding an international exhibition {» Berttn. Tnomaj ICcarwvjr, w-wewuer ef the Cftwaw* $gjjj**m «fc4Msa,fcr n* There are tumwa. Work will soon commence on El» dora's new opera house. Charles McGlasson was fined $800 at Oskaloosa for selling liquor. Thomas Wilson, of Vinton, died last week in a fit of hiccoughing. Over $200,000 worth of buildings were erected in Burlington in 1890. Sioux City is to have a tin plate mill to handle tin from the Black Hill mines. Frank Redfield, of Clinton, was killed by a bartender in a dive at Lyons, Friday. A Davenport man tried to mail a letter in the fire alarm box and turned in an alarm. A little child of Nick Frost, of Estherville, fell into a well and escaped with only a cold bath. Marion Fisher, a farmer living near Des Moines, had four horces poisoned by some miscreant. At a church entertainment in Keokuk recently there was an art exhibition with live models. Clarence H. Gardner, of Keokuk.blew out his brains because a married woman refused to elope with him. The Des Moines Driving association will buy land for a new mile track and have races the coming year. The Dubuque city council is arranging to have the streets of that city lighted by 800 electric arc lights. The annual meeting of the National Stonecutters' association will be held in Jefferson the first week in April, 1892. The Wright county grand jury estimates that $28,199.80 worth of whisky was sold in that county during the past 3 r ear. Mrs. Michael Howard died in Davenport Saturday. She was b5 years old and had lived in Davenport over fifty years. Vilisca is to bo a city. The assessor, acting as special census taker, found 2,045 people within the corporation limits. Reports from country districts in Iowa show that la grlppa is prevailing to a dangerous degree among farmers and laborers. The Foster House, at Malvern, was destroyed by fire Wednesday last. Guests had a narrow escape. The loss is about §25,000. Dr. E. B. Plumb, of Ames, jumped out of a third story window at the Cottage hospital in Des Moiries and received injuries from which he died. Hon. J. A. Ovorboltzer, of Audubon, has been appointed assistant sergeant- at-arms to the R^'niiilican national convention to be held at Minneapolis next June. jL'nuoographs are being taken of the interior of several school rooms in Creston, showing the pupils and teachers at their work. They are for a collection in the Iowa exhibit at the world's fair. The house of James Gittings, a retired farmer, was entered at Belle Plaine and $1,350 secured. He had drawn the money at Marengo and it is thought he was followed home by the thieves. Two freight trains on the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy plunged into each other at P^ome Saturday morning. One fireman sustained painful bruises and several ears were smashed into kindling wood. A Chicago, "St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha train was caiight in a landslide near tha river bridge at Sioux City and completely buried with earth. Fortunately no one wau injured, but the track was completely blocked. At a special election Monday Glenwood voted bonds to the amount of $10,000 to construct a system of water works. The city council granted a franchise to a local company and work will be commenced on an electric plant at once. The dead body of an infant was found on a cako of ice in the Des Moines river at Des Moines. Marks on its throat gave evidence that it had been strangled, and it is supposed thu murderer intended to sink the remains in the river, but the ice prevented. Kimball & Champ, who failed at Council Bluffs some time ago for $800,000, have been placed under arrest. The complainants are Eastern stockholders, and the charge against them is embezzlement. It is said they have gotten away with about $100,000. Governor Horace Boies has issued a proclamation .calling upon the people of Iowa for contributions for the relief of Russian famine sufferers. A committee, of which H. C. Wheeler, late candidate for governor, is a member, has been appointed to take charge of the matter. Articles of incorporation have been sent to tho recorders of Hancock, Macomb aud Pulton counties, Illinois, and to the secretary of state of Iowa, of the Chicago, Zeokuk and Southwestern railway, a company formed, it is claimed, for the purpose of building a road from Savanna, Ills., through Iowa to Kansas City. A atorm having all the elements of a cummer hurricane struck Marshall* town last week, causing much damage. The house of Andrew Oleson, in the southwest part of the city, was blown down and burned. Oleson was caught in the wreck and so badly crushed that he will die. Many barns and outbuildings were demolished and trees uprooted. At Evans, Mahaska county, William Woods attempted to murder his wife and Casey Harris, her alleged paramour. Woods unloaded a six-shooter at them, rtriii 1\all 4-alrinnr oflFo/lt: 111 f*.aaa\r*a a4-«-vthtn.-.V* l.ii.^__ iA. one ball taking effect in Casey's stomach and another iu nis right arm,causing serious injury. Mrs. Woods was shot in the back. Her mother stopped further shooting by laying Wood* out with a stove poker. Hog cholera is raging among the hogs ia the vicJJMty of Glidden. W. Davenport hud eight head left out of a herd of 880, Otkjre have lost half, and some tWO-tbirds, of large hwde. 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