The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on January 13, 1892 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Tim BKPUBLIOAN, ALGONA,MOWA, WEDNESDAY, JANUAMT 13, 1802. f A miNOSED DEAD, e MINE EXPLOSION IN THE INDIAN TERRITORY. UP taunt 400 Miners Wore at Work f When the Explosion Occurred — The tfttittber of Dead Placed at 100, While At Many Morn Are Still Entombed. X'ttthetlo Scenes at the Mouth of the Shaft. SOUTH MCALLISTER, I. T., Jan. 9.— horrors of the mine disaster at shaft No. 11, of the Osage Coal and Mining company at Krebs, five miles from here, is much worse than at first reported. At least 400 miners were at W6rk at the time the explosion occurred. It is impossible at present to obtain any accurate information as to the number of lives lost or persons injured, but it is known that at least 100 men are still entombed in the mihe, while it is generally conceded that tho dead now number close to 100 and tlm injured about as many more, r, great, many of whom have noprospe't in' recovery. Phyei- '' as from the i) ?:;,-'iboriug towns and < 168 have teuue .'iM their services and • t! worked to t'.-eir utmost in caring for \..t.< injured. J'..iner.s from neighboring flocked in by every night and day, tender- ico and heroically vol- •r th« gloomy shaft in ui' their comrades have which perhaps death e:n on account of tho A v.'h-ch the shock of -.•a a- flimsy balance of air might pre- coal fields* have train during ti <> ing their assist •,. 'nnteering to e; which so many perished, and i even awaited . loosened bouli'Lu'.. the explosion lelt and which a breatii cipitate iipon them. The McAllister Mines dot the prairies at intervals from a quarter to half a mile and each is surrounded by the usual cluster of hovels which serve the purpose of homes to the miners. Thes-.-i homes present a pathetic picture. There is not one of them which does not mourn the loss of either a member or friend. Those who have recovered their dead, though their a^'ouy is pictured in their faces, seem to experience a silent content in comparison with the many who are still thronging around the month of the dismal hole awaiting the tidings of loved ones who are still entombed. Very little has been accomplished by way of relieving those who may still be alive and hemmed in by falling walls. It is probable that a week will elapse before all the men can be reached. Many of them no doubt are still alive, but they are shut off from egress and must remain so until they can be reached by outside help. The Cause of the Catastrophe is unknown, but it is supposed that contrary to the custom and rules of the mines some miner fired a. blast without authority, the blast igniting either the gas or coal dust and causing the explosion, which was terrific. One of the hoisting cages had just come to the surface with six men aboard. As the last man stepped from the platform the cage, propelled i,y the explosion, shot up through the r.iof, fifty or sixty feet above, while tl:c iUimes went skyward 100 feet or move, followed by a report which was heard for miles. Nearly i. . :ie men employed in the mine : .^d by climbing the air shaft. One whose leg was injured by the cx- •'. climbed the entire 400 feet to ur ihe shaft. Others climbed ••. :.. \vus M badly burned that it .... ..t.i . t . I'rotii their hands as they .-' •. A...-. iauiiers. One father started .,•. -i i>^ the top on the last cage, landing him safer', while he himself perished bv reinau'iu'.-; ba'iind. BODIES ALL RECOVERED. tVork of Itest-Hintr Knf onibeil miners at JEi.r**b.s. 1. '.V., Coat]i!«J:<*d. MoALLisxtii, i. JL., o'un. 10. -All the bodies have been taken out of the mines and the list now stands sixty dead and 117 wounded, fivo of whom will surely die during the night and several men cannot live twenty-four hours. It was a sad sight to see the funeral processions which conveyed the unfortunate miners to their last resting place, most of whom were laid side by side, the largest funeral bei;;;,- that of George Lindaey and his son wu<> were very popular. The Catholic and other two churches were scenes ;>f a succession of services. At Krebs twenty-live men have been digging graves since Friday night and day and it was necessary to hold eight of the bodies, the graves not being ready. In an interview William Cameron, superintendent, said. "Thirty-nine were killed in the mine ;,iul eighteen have since died. The company can in no way be held responsible for the explosion, as the mine has been carefully examined by experts, who claim the ventilation was good and there was no gas in any part of tho mine. The fault was in the entry man firing his shots contrary to orders, which were not to be fired until 5:80 p. in., when all the men Would be out of the mine. The fan Stopped running and the 190 live men were taken out within seven hours after the explosion, thus showing splendid management. The mines will bo clear within ten days. Arrived with Prisoners. BROWNSVILLE, Tex., Jan. 9.—Lieutenant Langhorue has arrived here with four prisoners. The Rangers will reach here with more during the day. Dr. J. F. Canby, assisted oy his father and pr. Toruey, United States surgeon, fcave amputal ed Lieutenant Langhorne's foot. They think he has some chance of recovery. Whisper It Gently. BOSTON, Jan. ». —The Boston News says: We are able to announce the American Bell Telephone com- y h*8 eo forwarded its experiments telephone neld that it has per- by which whispers "" " with SHERMAN NAMED. . t* ff the Ohio Senator fia»lly Defeat* ffotaher In the Citncus. . 's, 0., Jan. 7.— John Sherman will succeed himself ag senator from Ohio. He was nominated as the Republican candidate by the legislative JOHN SHERMAN. caucus here on the first ballot, receiving 63 votes to Poraker's 38. PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATIONS. Several Important Places Filled by the President. WASHINGTON, Jan,. 5.—The president- has sent to the senate the following nominations: E.'G. Rathbone, of Ohio, to be fourth assistant postmaster general. To be interstate coinmerce commissioners: James W. McDill, of Iowa, vice Thomas M. Cooley, resigned; W. M. Lindsley, of Kentucky, vice Walter L. Bragg, deceased; William It. Morrison, of Illinois, reappointment. William B. Hess, of Indiana, to be consul general of the United States at Constinople; William D. McCoy, of Indiana, to be minister resident and consul general of the United States to Liberia. Andrew P. McCormick, of Texas, to be United States circuit judge for the Fifth judicial circuit. Abraham J. Seay, of Oklahoma, to be governor of the territory of Oklahoma, vice George W. Steele, resigned. Daniel T. Hindman, of South Dakota, to be agent i'or the Indians of the Sisseton agency in South Dakota. CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS. Tuesday. WASHINGTON, Jan. 5.—In the senate a largo number of bills \vero introduced. Mr. Washburn offered a joint resolution authorizing the secretary of tho navy to employ a vessel to convey to Russia food supplied by the citizens of the United States for the famine sufferers, and appropriating -whatever amount might be necessary to charter other ships for the purpose. The resolution was adopted 40 to 9. There was a full attendance of the members of the house at the reassembling after the holiday recess. Ju tho absence of Speaker Oi3p the clerk called the house to order, and Mr. McMillin, of Tennessee, was elected speaker pro tern. Most of the day was given to consideration of tho report of Public Printer Palmer. V,"ASHIXGTON, Jan. 0.—Speaker pro tern McMillan called the house, to order at noo-.i. A number of executive comumni- cati ius were submitted and referred. The senate resolution authorizing the secretary of the navy to charter a vessel or vessels to carry donations of food and araiu to sufferers in Kussiu at a cost not to exceed slOO,u:Xi was read, but after long discussion was voted down. lu the semite Mr. Morrill made a speech in reply to Senator ,Sto-.vart's speech on tho silver question, delivered Dee. 17. No business of importance was transacted. Thursday. WASHINGTON, .Tan. r.—In the senate David W.jriH was sworn in without ob.•;•• elio.i. Mr. Cockrell announced tho res- iyiKuhm ot hims-If on tue committee on emiyiaiicm, of Mr. McPhersou on the committee on Te-.Titories. of Mr. iilaekburn on executive departments, and of Mr. Voo-heas on relations with Canada, and askc.t that Mr. Hill be appointed on those committees in phtci- of these gentlemen. It was so ordered. Mr. Gorman resigned from the committee on relations with Canada in favor of Mr. Cloquit. The Ken- ate adopted Mr. Morgan's resolution calling for information as to the Nicuraugua canal, and at 1:10 p. m. adjourned. In the house Mr. Blouut moved a reconsideration of the vote of Wednesday by which the senate joint resolution appropriating $10U,000 to enable the secretary of the navy to charter ships for carrying to Russia tin; contributions of American citizens to the suffering residents of that country was indefinitely, postponed. Tho matter we.ut over for action at soma future time. Tito house adjourned tiil Monday. LATEST MARKET REPORT. .St. Paul Union Stock Yard*. SOUTH ST. PAUL, Jan. U), 1803. HOCiS—fifcHli- hifber, quality considered, tho average quuli<y being very good. Yards cleared curly at S3.1JO&4.1U. CATTLE—Not enough offered to make a iniirket, only ;-, Mart of a l<5ail being received. IJi'iimiid is good for jut butcher stuff at tfixing prices. Prime, steers, $3.n0ffj!;1.25; good steow, S:i.;'AXa;i.5'.i; iiriuiecmvs, $2.:>"xri£.iiO; good rows, S-.cojjjS.iiu; common to fair cows, Sjl.iixf/'i'.o.); light veal culves, $3.00Si4.0{)j heavy calves, g.a.(KU/..'t.l)0; Ktockers, $1.75@S.UU; feeders, $2.0Ua» 2.75: bulls, stags and oxen, $l.(X)@2.'.i5. iSHKKP—No receipts; no trading. Muttons, S3.5U(0>l.So; luuibs, &i.OU&1.23; stackers and feeders, S:i.5U<&.3.50. Ueceiirts: Hogs, 900; cattle, "5. Minneapolis Grain. MINNEAPOLIS, Jaa. 10,1893. WHEAT—January, closing at Bf>M>c; May, Queuing at K'Je; highest, 8Hc; lowest, 88Jic; closing at S9c. On track—No. 1 hard, K7K>c; No. 1 Northern, SU^c; No. S Northern, b 14 ve .Stack. UNION STOCK YAUDS, (. Jan. 1U, 18U& ) CATTLJi-Firm. HOGS -Strong 6c Lijjlier. Heavy and medium,' 84.UU.«»1.35; light, p.Uofiil.aO. SHEEP-Firm. Kei:eii>tK: Cattle, 2,OJI>; liogs, ffi.OUO: sheeu BOO.0. Chicago Grtilu and Provisions. CHICAGO, Jau. 10, lS'J:i. OPENING MUCKS. WHEAT-HJiay, \®%c. CORN— January, lWJ$c:; February; OATS -January, 'JSftfa», May, BOSK—Jauuary, $1U.OU. TILIJIRS OF SOIL ANNUAL MeetlNQ OP THB.,'MIMNe« ' S6f A ALLIANCE AT I Number of ttalegrnteft Every County tiolng; Ignatius Donnelly R<y-Elect«d Prenl- dont—Other Offlcois Klected. MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. S. -The State Farmers' Alliance met in annual convention at Hafmonia hall. Every county in tho state was represented, the number of delegates in attendance being somewhat larger than last year. At 10:10 a. ni. Ignatius Donnelly called the meeting to order and the delegates were welcomed by Mayor "Winston on behalf of the city, and by Oliver Erickson on behalf of the Trades and Labor assembly. The president announced that on account of the rush for time there would be*Vio general speechmaking and, after the appointment of several clerka to assist the secretary, the convention settled down to business. Reports of Officer*. .The reports of officers was called for, and Mr. Donnelly first read his own, in which he asserted that, notwithstanding the many reverses the order has met during the past year, it has continued to grow. The new alliances organized during the year number 123. The last charter issued was numbered 1,377. Continuing, he said the disgraceful business features of last year had disappeared. This, he thought, resulted from, the publicity given the business. Human nature was weak and could seldom be trusted alone in the dark. The secretary bad been paid a salary of $40 per month; the treasurer had been paid a small sum for his trouble in caring for the funds. The total receipts were $2,012, the disbursements $1,941.58, leaving a balance on hand of $70.45. The need of a larger income was dwelt upon at length. Donnelly Re-elected. The principal business of the afternoon was, of cotu-se, the election of a president. P. H. Rahilly, of Wabasha, nominated Mr. Donnelly, and Frank Hoskins placed the name of C. W. Brandenburg, of Fergus Falls, before the convention. Mr. Hoskins took occasion during his speech to refer to Boine of Mr. Donnelly's peculiar acts RIK! an exciting time followed. He was hissed and hooted and finally retired to his seat. When quiet was restored a vote Avas taken resulting as follows: Donnelly 472, Brandenburg 40, Bjorge 20, Owen 4, Champlin 4, Meigher 1. Donnelly's election was then made unanimous oncl he was called upon and made a speech of acceptance. A large number of resolutions were introduced and referred, and after President Donnelly had announced his committees, the convention adjourned for the day. NOT ALL SERENITY. Lively Times ;xt the Second Day's Sa»- Kiou of tho Minneapolis Convention. MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 0.—The Alliance convention met at 0 a. m. After several shots had been fired at the press of the Twin Cities, Kingsbury, of Fill-, more county, offered a resolution asking the appointment of ;i committee of nine to investigate and attempt to frustrate the plans of the Northwestern Lumber Dealers' association, which he called a trust. Tho resolution was adopted, and Donnelly natned as that committee: At large, 0. W. Kingsburv of Pillmore, chairman; M. Cutter, McLeod; First, T. J. Yermilya, Olmstead; Second, F. M. Currier, Blue Earth; Third, James Hanna. E-enville; Fourth, A. E. Westling, Wiuona; Fifth, Charles Greaves, Hennepin; fcixth, C. E. Taylor, Aitkin, after which u recess of fifteen minutes was taken to allow the congressional district delegates to select vice presidents from their respective districts. The following were the nominations: First—T. J. Meighen, Filmore. Second—C. H. Johnson, Pipestoue. Third—H. V. Poore, Renville. Fourth—Andrew Richmond, Washington. Fifth—Jonas Howe, Hennepin. Sixth—Charles F. Bohall, Tocld. > Seventh—Andrew Steenerson, Polk. The finance committee of the Alliance •^as then nai;ied as follows: First district, Charles Johnson; Second, Pat Gildea, Murray; Third, D. F. Aitkin, Dakota; Fourth, S. W. Powell, Washington; Fifth, A, S. Neal, Hennepin; Sixth, O. G. Lyman, Stearns; Seventh, Swan Nelson, Kundiyobi. i Then came the question of the selec-' tion of ten delegates to the St. Louis convention—one from each district and three at large. The districts made the selections, which were as follows: At large, Ignatius Donnelly, chairman; First, T. J. Vermilya, Olmstead; Second, A. D. Steward. Redwood; Third, Ferdinand Bachen, Renville; Gilbert Fish, Rice, alternate; Fourth, E. W. Fish, Ramsey; Fifth, L. H. Sch»field; Sixth, O. F. Bolwell, Todd; M. Hamilton, alternate; Seventh, Andrew Steenerson. Mr. Donnelly declined to name the other two delegates at large, as empowered, on the plea that he was opposed to a "one man power." The election of officers was resumed with the nominations for secretary. O. W. Kingsbury, of Fillmore, was first honored, then Louis Hanson, of Clay; A. Z. Stromberg, of Chisago, came next, and he was followed by Robert Eckford, of Rock county, but Mr. Eckford positively declined the office. Some one started to roast Mr. Hanson in the most approved style, 0nd before order was restored several members had received such epithets as "liar," "scoundrel," "puppy," etc. No blood was shed, however. When the vote was finally announced Hanson had 85V, Strpmberg 1^4, and Kingsbury 2. Something was evidently wrong and it was recounted, the second count giving Stromberg a84, Hansou 85y, and Kingsbory 3. The c«jv<?«tion then adjourned until 1: ana 0. N. PeTklns, 6f fift»y ,, , < , aad H. &• Bjorge, of Otte* TaiLr W&is 8{l&a» ily placed ifi nomination. Jading tnfe taking of the vote by tellwif & • f eSbltt- tion was introduced and passed demanding that Governor Merfiafli appoint a practical farmer upon f the prison board. The vote for treasurer was finally' announced as follows! Hlxon 8, Lowell 6, Cantlebury 8, Quarn B7, Perkins 181, Bjorge 808. . ' Upon motion of Mr. Perkins Bjorge's election was made uanimous, and then came on the sanguinary" battle of the day, if not of the convention. It was the election of a state lecturer to succeed Eva McDonald-Valesh, who refused to continue the labors with "Doc" Fish at her heels. And "Doc" Fish was the hot aspirant. He had labored indefatigably to become Eva's successor. His name was presented in a burst of oratory by A. D. Stewart, of Redwood, who had a deal to say about the iniquites of the plutocratic press. He painted a picture of a saint and labeled it E. W. Fish, and the house applauded his eloquence. F. M. Currier, of Blue- Earth, nominated General James H. Baker in a stirring speech. Someone questioned Baker's financial policy, and he was called upon to explain. He reminded the convention that the Alliance platform was his handiwork, and that if that was all right he was all right. Fish was then called upon to give his views, which he did in flights of oratory. G. W. Westfield, of Graceville, nominated Robert Duncan, and in doing so pitched into Fish roughshod. This precipitated a row, and in order to quiet matters down a five minute recess was declared. After recess a ballot was taken which resulted: Fish 300, Baker 22«, Duncan 22. ' Before adjourning a resolution was adopted calling on Governor Merriam to demand the resignations of the present railroad commissioners and appoint a new board that would enforce the laws, or tender his resignation as governor of Minnesota. ADOPTED A PLATFORM. The UliniHisota Alliance Endorses Sub- treusuries anil Other Things. MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 7.—The first question the state Alliance took up at its morning session was the resolutions. The platform adopted at Oeala, Fla., was presented for the indorsement of the convention and a lively debate en- Bued on the first part of the platform, which endorses the subtreastiry scheme. The discussion was long and loud, but when a vote was taken the antis were not in it. The vote stood 467 for endorsement, and 64 against. There were 1^4 other resolutions a large portion of Avhich were adopted including the plank endorsing the People's Party. The principal planks of the platform favor free coinage; laws prohibiting alien ownership of land; that all excess railroad lands be reclaimed by the government; that taxation shall not be used to build up one class at the expense of another; a graduated income tax and the election of United States senators by the people. The platform also advocates the eight-hour . law and recommends universal suffrage to state and territorial legislatures. The evening session was an executive one. The -,,main question deliberated upon was fusion with the Industrial union. Donnelly favored it, and although a hot fight was made by its opponents, the Sage carried his point. The business being completed adjournment was taken without day.' ADJOURNED TILL MARCH. QP A Minnesota Grain Growers Not Heady tn Continue the AVlteat Inquiry. ST. PAUL, Jan. 7.—The Grain Growers' association has moved for a further continuance of the wheat investigation, which was resumed at the state capitol before a full committee after an adjournment of half a year. The association, although it was willing to proceed with the prosecution of the case last summer, was not prepared to continue it at this time and gave as its reason the inability of Attorney W. W. Erwin to conduct the case at this time. The committee was not in a position to proceed unless there were complaints for its consideration, and an adjournment was granted until March 8. The grain growers have given notice that they wish several days to complete their case, and in the meantime Eric Olson and his assistants will do some great hustling to Collect testimony. Just where they will strike is not known, as the Duluth case is practically closed, but it is expected that the blow will be made at the alleged wheat combine in Minneapolis. ; Called on the Commission. . ST. PAUL, Jan. 8.—The committee appointed at the Minneapolis convention of the Farmers' alliance to wait upon the railroad and warehouse commission performed that duty at a:30 p. m. Only General Becker and Colonel Ligget were there to receive them, Judgo Williams being absent on business. The committee was headed by Chairman Pat Rahilly, and besides that gentleman was composed of F. M. Currier. C. T, Bohall, D. P. Lister and Senator Loinmen. The committee were courteously received, and at the end of the interview the committee expressed the conviction that whatever wrongs were there it was not the fault of the railway commission. ; Sherman Churjred ivitli Bribery. ' COLUMBUS, O., Jan. 13.—In an article charging Senator Sherman with corrupt methods in securing his election to the United States senate, an afternoon paper alleges that Representative Flickinger. elected as a Foraker man, voted for Sherman after being promised the consulship at Frankfort-qn-therMaiij, and that the brother of E. L. LfSBpson, senator from Ashtabula county, will fee made Uaited States wavg^al Joy 3Sferifc- ernQMo fora consideration tor M& 's vote. Another uj«mi$$t i$ fe offered Ot Cttrr6nt IrttereKt fiHtett ,(, .<V < ! Mention. SariS dabmen aft on a Strike. English capitalists afe said id bottght ail the type foundries in-the United States. The Ohio fining cotopahy has beefi organized at Dulutn. Governor Camp- bellia pf esident. It is aemi-offlcially stated, that Con* gfeseman Byntmi will be the Democratic candidate for governor of Indianai The Chicago university has purchased through its president, Professor Harper, A library which, it is said, consists of aOO.OOO volumes. The price ia $600,000. Edward Ball, 4 years old) died of hydrophobia at his home at Newark, N. J. The little fellow was badly bitten by a mastiff Dec. 11. A younger brother of Ball was also bitten at the time. Mr. Michael Davitt has sued the Par- nellite organ called the Dublin Independent, for libel in charging him with fraud in connection with the management of the Irish Industrial company. The American deputy consul general at London, George C. Hitt, has resigned his office and will shortly ,reaume the business management of the Indianapolis Journal. Mr. Hitt and family Bail for New York Wednesday. In a riot in Teheren growing out of the tobacco edict, troops killed seventy people. The Rt. Rev. Dr. O'Reilly, Roman Catholic bishop of Liverpool, is dangerously ill. _ The third congress of colored Catholics of the United States has opened in Philadelphia, The Connecticut supreme court decides the gubernatorial contest in favor of Bulkeley, Republican, Joaquin Garcia, the noted general, who was General Juarenz's right hand man, died at the City of Mexico Saturday night in abject poverty. The miners of the Holzappel district, near Weisbaden, Germany, have struck. Troops, who have been ordered to the scene, are keeping order. Eugene Storck, of Essen, Germany, is in America soliciting aid for the 18,000 striking printers in Berlin. Ho expects to raise $100,000 in this country. The Pennsylvania supreme court has decided that a saloon keeper is liable for damages in the case of injuries received resulting from the sale of liquors to intoxicated persons. A state irrigation convention is in ees- Bion at Helena, Mou. Fourteen deaths from la grippe occurred in New York Friday. A cyclone at Fayetteyille, Ga., killed three persons and seriously wounded twenty-five more. • Five more of the Sims gang, including Neal Sims and two women, were hanged by a mob, at Womack Hill, Ala. Mr. and Mrs. Elaine have issued invitations for n dinner on the 28th ia honor of President and Mrs. Harrison. A call has been issued for a meeting in February at Madison, Wis., to reorganize the Wisconsin Farmers' Alliance. Carter Harrison, a nephew of President Harrison, died on a train Monday near Franklin, Tex. He was a consumptive. The Cherokee council has formally ratified the agreement made by the commissions representing the United States and the Cherokee nation, with relation to opening the Cherokee strip. An engine and a freight accommodation train on the New York, Ontario and Western railway, collided at Sm3*rna, ia Chenango county. Engineers Sheehan and Young were killed. Another man is missing. England is experiencing another extremely severe snow storm. Traffic is almost entirely blocked. Harry Miller, son of Joaquin Miller, has been sentenced to two years imprisonment for holding up a stage in California. Joseph Clark, representing an English syndicate, has bought twenty- three, or all but six of the flour mills in Utah. Tewfik Pasha, khedive of Egypt died Thursday. The 'cause of his death was given as influenza, but there are ugly T.niors of foul play. Owing to the suffering frcai iuflu- snza the pope has ordered a suspension of the church regulations as to fasting, in the districts most severely visited. The British steamer Crystal collided with an unknown schooner off the Tyne. The Crystal foundered soon after the collision. Her crew was saved. State presi dents of the Farmers' Alliance are in session at Washington, discussing the welfare of the organization and comparing notes on its progress. Their meetings are secret. Five boilers, new two weeks ago, exploded in the Warren Springer manufacturing building on Canal street, Chicago, killing four men and injuring two others, one fatally, The plans for the new Carnegie library at Pittsburg will be changed, and Mr. Carnegie will add to his recent donation $1,000,000 with which to build one of the finest libraries in the country. ' Twelve breweries in Cincinnati, Coving ton and Newport have agreed to form a combination similar to that of the -whisky trust, for the purpose of improving the quality of their product and of reducing the expense of j production and deliver}-. The ludianap'blis street car system ia tied up by a strike. The Mexican town of Ascension has been taken by a mob. The president and secretary of the city were killed. Harry Miller, son of Joaquia Miller' has been sentenced to two years imprisonment for holding up a stage in California. Congressman Roger Q. Mills saye he will be a candidate for the senate should thete be a called session of the Texas legislature. Miss Josephine Florence Medill, youngest daughter of Editor Joe Medill, died suddenly in Paris Sumtey, ftom after effects of la grippe, Alarm hap been caused in the rpyal wele in London by the serious tttaess of Duke of Clarence aj&d Avondftle, a1 ^- eBtfionof " ~ " dealers ato skott oh coalc , A new bank has been started at Gak field. ' • • •--!-' Horses ate dying of pinkeye in doiifl* oil The Sheldon bi-ooni factory burned Wednesday last, Fire destroyed $80,000 Worth of property at Wapollo last week, The capacity of Ottumwa's cutlery •Works has been quintupled. The city marshal of Council Bluffs collected $81,000 in fines in 1891. The total receipts of the DeS Moinea postofflce in 1891 were $146,987.18. A watch factory with a capital of $8(10,000 wants to locate at Waterloo. The proposition to erect a now city hall at Council Bluffs has been killed by the city council. Iowa's national guard is composed of forty-eiaht companies and number 2,466 officers and men. Money enough was raised in Davenport in two (Jays to buy two carloads of corn for starving Russia. Otto Stilow, of Marshalltown, in attempting to board a moving train fell under the wheels and was killed. The Mississippi river is still open at Davenport, althoiigh it ia closed at points above and below that city. The quarterly statement of the state auditor shows (£14,045,23 in the treasury and $322,009.05 deposited in banks. The Iowa grand lodge of the A. 0. U. W. will hold its annual meeting in. Council Bmffs, commencing Feb. 9. The Iowa Sunday schools number 4,754. Of the boys and girls of school age in the state 44^ per cent, attend. George Fink, of Diibuque, has sued for a divorce. His wife married him for the fourth time a short time ago. Mies Stebbins, of New Hampton, claims to be the first woman in the world to be appointed a notary public. Sigourney, the county seat of Keokuk county, is excited concerning the total disappearance of Mrs. J. Raffle, a well known resident. Thatcher's livery stable was destroyed by fire at Preston. Five horses perished, among'them being two trotters valued at $23,000 each. The Republican state central committee has called a convention to be held in Des Moines in March for the election of delegates to the national convention. The prisoners in the county jail et Des Moines had tunneled halt' way through a thirty-six inch brick wall when they were discovered by the jailer. Mrs. B. A. Atwater, whose -maiden name is Rsgina Sales, and whose home is' at Cedar Rapids, is to make a grand appearance as a ginger in London and Paris tnis year." The Holland Radiator Manufacturing compairy, of Chicago, has located at Ottumwa and will build a plant to manufacture their radiators. It will give employment to 100 ineu. A movement is on foot in Burlington to combine all the charitable societies in the city under one organization and enter into a plan for an effective winter's work among the poor and needy. Three girls, Alice Foley and sister and Mamie Madden, broke through the ice, at Des Moines, and came near drowning. The Madden girl Jield the others' heads above the water until help arrived. By order of United States Collector Latiirop a part of a car load of empty whisky barrels were seized at Dubuque for not having the stamps thoroughly, removed, also the marks and the brands, as the law requires. Ex-County Treasurer Lane, of Appanoose county, is a defaulter to the extent of $80,000. Lane has been treasurer of. the county for the past eight years and the peculations have been going on from the beginning. Just before retiring to bed the other night Michael Sullivan, a farmer residing near Tama City, drank a pint of alcohol to produce sleep. The effect exceeded the expectation, for the farmer has been asleep since and will sleep for- *ver. David Workman, late postmaster at Extra, was arrested on the charge of fraud and embezzlement of money order funds. He was taken before United States Conimisaioner Wright, at Council Bluffs, and bound over to the M-irch term of the United States court, Iowa is becoming famous for natural freaks. The New Hampton Times reports the latest on ' the farm of John Wright, in Brad'or HownsWp, Chickasaw county, "is a well 123 feet deep which, when the wind blows from the southwest, would blow your hat out of your hand if held over it, but when the wind is from the northeast the exjction is so great that it would draw it into the well. Tho rumble of the wind in the well may be heard several rods distant." OFFERED UP PRAYER. Novel Scene in a North Uukotu. Court Boom. GRA^TON. N. D., Jan. ll.—Henry Ladd has been sentenced to five years in state prison. The case has been a. very interesting one. Ladd attacked his employer, Gallagher, last fall while stacking grain on account of some words. He both shot and stabbed him ftnd Gallagher was thought to be fatally injured but recovered. A novel scene was enacted in, the court room when Judge Templeton asked Ladd if he h»4 anything to offer in defense. He arose and began a lecture on "Man." 4ft»f a half hour talk with no bearing o» ti& case he was called down by the judge. To the wonderment of all he k»eW down a»d offered up hig cjeyctioss, paying for the judge, the jurymeo »»4 a number of others. "" i4>j»n|»uju((i If 9 BrWencB A«»Jn#t <Jr*ui» Wl»t«i». l& caosss, wis., J*B, u. Wwtere, the youo# I&jjyiriw was rwted ,a

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