The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on January 27, 1892 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 27, 1892
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REPUBLICAN, A&GONA, WEDNESDAY, JAKtfABt 27, l8,0g, *LBS CEEMATED, E FIRE IN AN INDIANA SURGICAL INSTITUTE. ItMd Bodl»« Becoyered from ' lfa« fttiln* ond Several Othari MIgslng. Injured Number About forty, i of Whom Will Die. L JbtiMASrAPOUS, Ind., Jan. 22.—At least alxteen dead and two score or more injured, most of them fatally, is the awful result of a fire in the Indiana Surgical institute at this place. Thus far sixteen bodies have been taken from the ruins v atld it it more than likely that the remains of many more of the inmates of tho institution are buried under the charred timbers. It is impossible at this writing to secure the names of the dead, as the bodies that have been taken Ont BO far are burned beyond recognition. A terrible responsibility rests upon the owners of the institute. It Wa» a Veritable Death-Trap. . The halla were narrow, and there were •j .u proper exits to be used in case of a lire. Tho surgical institute, a large four- story brick building, was located at the CTaer o: f.-inth Illinois and Georgia b.i-ji-t; • r frontage of 100 feet on I!I'.i:•••.-• :. . :') feet on Georgia. Immediately in t:ie rear was anotner four- story building v,-hich contained the offices and diii'.ig rooms, while on the third and fouuu floors were Wards A, B and C, devoted to the care of women and children. The fire was discovered at midnight, and three alarms brought out the entire department. When the fire department arrived the windows wef$-full of Scraamiutr. Moaning; Cripples, and the scene was one of horror. The work of rescue was begun at once with the ladders, and the inmates- -were removed with gr«at rapidity. Without waiting for ladders to be r.un up the •desperate inmates jumped froai the •windows or huddled together upn^n the fire escape, but the flames cut off this descent at the second story and here they threw themselves to the ground. Mrs. Gale, of Madison, this state, jumped from a third story window with a child in her arms and was fatally hurt, but the child escaped injury. Misiij Nellie Mason, of Walworth county, Wis., also jumped from a third story window and was so badly crushed that she will die. All who jumped from the fire escape and from the windows were pl;:ce.i in ambulances and taken to the city hospital. Some Heartrending; Scenes. The scenes about the burning building were heartrending in the extreme. Many of tlie children were attended by their mothers, who were boarding at the institute, and these were nearly frantic with fear when they were discovered. One lady refused to leave the ward till her child had been carried out, and a policeman hud to drag her from the room. Her child had been taken out, and when she found it in an adjoining block, the transit from grief to joy was so sudden that she seemed like one deranged. The building.was owned by Drs. Allen and Wilson,land it and the furnish.ngs are estimated by Dr. Wilson to have been worth $250,000. Tj-.e furnishings, including valuable appliances for all kinds of cripples, are a toval loss, but the front building was j •'• lly sa\vd. The loss will aggregate £,, .j,iK)0, wit :i insurance of $150,000. last of Identified Deucl. The list or the dead who have been identified is as follow*: MINNIE MCDONALD, Negaunee, Mich. FHED DOCKKAP.JKK. Stilhvater, 'MIna. HANKAU BKOCH, Tityloraville, Ills,, FANNIE BIJKKDKI.S Memphis. IBMA PATNK, L/exti-r, Mo. MINNIE AUNOI.IJ, Lancaster, Mo. WILLIAM RAUSTUACK. Milwaukee. '• Mus. CHARLES E. KAHL, Shelby, O. MAGGIE EAHL, Shelby, O. 2lB8. S. LAZAIJUS, Dallas, Tex. STELLA SFIKS, McComb, Ohio. G. M. ELLIS, California, Ky. KATE L. STUAUUKAN, Salem, O. KATE BURNS, Newport, Minn. FBAKK BURKS, Newport, Minn. MABTIE D. CLOW, Faruham, Neb. DB. A. A. Piuiili, Aim Arbor, Mich., and AKTHDU BAYLIES, residence unknown, are missing. Lint of th« Injured; Mrs. H. Idena and son, Grand Rapids, Mich., badly burned. John Brown, Athenn, O., in juries slight. William Taylor, severely burned. Ruth Collins, injured internally. Lizzie Fisher, Ontario, a number of painful bruises. F. H. Cunningham,' Cincinnati, badly burned. Lottie Lazarus, Dallas, Tex., recovery not possible. Leora Olds, Independence, Ind., injuries not serious, Kate Thomas, Indianapolis, not necessarily fatal. Louis Van Voris, Athens, O., badly burned about the Lead. W. McJoseph, Ues Moines, la., badlv hurt. Alice Thornbeck, Columbus, 0., arm hurt. Robert Conner, Aubendire, Wis., back hurt. Mamie Ste«rn, Uea Moines, la., feet bad- Jy burned. Mahlon W. Widener, Miami county, Ohio, cut on the head and badly bruised. Barbara Cornell, Sioux Rapids, la. Albert Coquen Nicholson, Elk Creek, Neb. Mre. John S. Stokes, Danville, Mrs. C. K. Smith, Elk Creek, Neb. Bessie Smith, Elk Creek, Neb. "Mrs. J. R. Guild, Medaryville, Ind., fatally injured. Emma Smith, Jacksonville, 111 Mre. C. P. Cullom and Neil Cullom, Carthage, Tenn. Nellie Mason, Java, N. Y., burned and eoll»r bone broken. Clara Morris, hurt in back. Grant You Hoeseo, Athens, N. Y., haiid * ear burned. Mead, Atbwa*, N. Y., leg Ills. 4ft fbtly hurt. Ui»j» H. Albacb, Dunkirk, N. Y., 4fcU#bily burned. Dft»ville, WITH HIGH HONORS. Cardinal Mntinlng'* Funeral Celebrated Hi Rfompton Oratory. LONDON, Jan. 22. —The funeral of his eminence, Henry Edward Manning, car' dinal priest of the holy Roman church und arch-bishop of Westminster, who died Jan. 14, took place from the oratory at Brompton. Tho Last Ceremonies. The brothers of the little oratory in red and black robes lined the aisles. The church was one blaze with Ijght, finely set out by the somber drapings of the altar, walls, pillars and other portions of the interior of the building. The funeral procession will long be remembered in this city as being one of the most solemnly magnificent witnessed by the present generation. It was headed by 500 priests in full canonical robes, after the priests came fourteen bishops in the most elaborate ecclesiastical robing, with black capes ornamented with silver braiding and white mitres. These fourteen bishops were eventually grandly grouped about the front of the high main altar, presenting a most striking picture. Behind them were a number of canons in the richest mourning vestments, and be- aind and around and in front of them was a host of choiristers. The singing of the choir and the intoning of the priesta were simply superb, and rendered most remarkably harmonious by the grand pealing of the organ. The bishop of Clifton, the Hon. William Clifford, officiated at the requiem mass,' assisted by the usual number of deacons and sub-deacons. The bishop of Newport and Meuevia, the Rt. Eev. John C. Eedley, preached the sermon, taking as his text the second verse of the tenth chapter of the book of the Prophet Eze- liel. BURIED THE PRINCE. Simple ruiienil Services for Albert Victor at Sanclringham. LONDON, Jan. 21.—The funeral services over the remains of the Duke of Clarence and Avondale at Sandringham village church were remarkable for the simplicity and for the large number of school schildren who took the place of troops and police in lining the route from Sandringham to Wolverton station, where the remains were placed on board a special train and were then taken to Windsor, where the final ceremonies occurred. The funeral train arrived at Windsor at 2:55 p. m. and was received with much ceremony at the flower-decorated railroad station. The streets by that time were packed with sombre clad people wedged in behind the troops and police who lined the route to the castle. As the coffin was taken out of the train and ^placed upon the gun carriage in waiting, a combined military band played "The Dead March," and the procession started towards^ St. Georges chapel. The bishop of Rochester, the dean of Westminster, the canons of Windsor, Bishop Barry and other clergy, with the full choir of St. George's chapel, met the funeral procession at the door of the chapel, and as the coffin was borne up the aisle the choir led the way chanting the burial service, while "The Dead March in Saul" was played on the organ. The chapel was almost without decoration, but the altar was draped in black. The diplomatic corps, ministers, members of the house of lords and of the house of commons, members of the royal households and others, were assigned to seats on each side of the altar. The bishop of Rochester conducted the serviced. JUSTICE BRADLEY. A MESSAGE TO COMBES& THE PRESIDENT ACfcUAINtS CONGRESS WITH CHILIAN AFFAIRS, Applatua G roots the Reoomiuemlattonft of president HnrrUort from Both ' Sides of the Chi<mb«r—Miltlnu'H Wrtkurt tip by the Ultimatum Sent Them. WASHINGTON, Jan. 25,—Speaker Criap presided in the house, and was the recipient of many congratulations. Th* president's message was read, and at its conclusion heartily applauded by both sides. It was appropriately referred. Heard the Alenftage and Adjourund, WASHINGTON, Jan. 25.—The President's message on Chillian matters was in the senate and at its conclusion VQ- ferred to froreign affairs committee. The senate at 1:35 p. m., out of respect to the late Judge Bradley, adjourned for the day. SURPRISES THE CHILIANS. The Ultimatum of the United States Opens Their Eyes. SANTIAGO DE CHILI, Jan. 25.—It is learned here that the questions at issue between Chili and the United States has assumed a most acute phase. This information is to the effect that the Chilian government has received from the government of the United States an ultimatum, which, in the strongest possible terms, states that diplomatic relations between the two countries will cease tmless the offensive circular note sent out by Senor Matta, the Chilian foreign minister, in regard to the Baltimore affair is withdrawn. Furthermore the ultimatum demands that Chili immediately make reparation for the attack by thf mob upon the Baltimore sailors in Valparaiso, and that she make an apology for those attacks. The ultimatum concludes with the statement that the United States will tolerate no further delay on the part of Chili in answering the demands o. the American government. FROM WASHINGTON. Death of the Venerable Associate Justice of the Siiiircmo Court, Announced. WASHINGTON, Jan. 22. — Joseph P. Bradley, associate justice of the supreme court of tho United States, died at 6:15 a, 111. at his residence, of general debility. Justice Bradley was in the 79th y«ar of his i'ge. Justice Bradley had been ill for several months from general breakdown. On Monday' he grew worse and has fcince failed rapidly, although apparently not suffering any pain. Though conscious when aroused, he was so feeble that he talked but little and took no notice of those aboxit him. He was devotedly attended by his aged wife, two daughters and eon. He was born in Berne. Albany county, New York, March 14, 1813. He graduated from Rutgers college in 1836, and after thirty years' practice of law in Newark. N. J., was appointed in 1870 by President Grant as a justice of the supreme court, of which he has been one of its most distinguished members. A FREE COINAGE BILL. The Committee Asi-eua to Report One Three Weeks Hence. WASHINGTON, Jan. 21.—The committee on coinage, weights and measures has voted to report a free coinage bill to the house three weeks hence. The proposition to appoint an international monetary commission will be reported adversely, the vote on this being 7 to 2. Favorable Report on Woman Suffrage. WASHINGTON, Jan. 22,—The select committee of the senate on woman suffrage has decided by a vote of 8 to 2 to report with a favorable recommendation the joint resolution for a constitutional amendment allowing women to vote. Blalue All Right Again. WASHINGTON, Jan. 31.— Secretary Elaine is reported as having recovered from his attack, and being in his usual health. He remained in doors. Gibson KIsctod. ANNAPOLIS, Md., Jan. 22.—Hon. C. H. Gibson was elected United States senator in joint convention of the general assembly of Maryland to fill the unex- pired term of about five years iu place of Hon. E, K. Wilson, __ 8j>urg«ou If ** » K*l«p*e. LONDON, Jan. 20.-The Rer, Jfcr, Spurgeon, th.e great preacher, fc&a had a Iff OTflftlMMl fe> fell faftiL Bf Terms of tlio Ultimatum—Officials Have Nothing to Say. WASHINGTON, Jan. 25. —There is any amount of talk here over the prospects of trouble with Chili in view of the dispatch of an ultimatum by this government to the South American republic. It is learned here that three subjects are covered by the document. The assault upon the Baltimore's sailors is the first. The secretary of state directs Mr. Egan to inform the Chilian government that after a full and careful examination of the evidence of that affair as submitted by the Chilian authorities and as shown in the examination of the Baltimore's sailors, the president feels compelled to stand by the terms of Assistant Secretary W barton's instructions to Minister Egan Oct. 8, and insists upon an apology and reparation therefor. The second subject is the Matta circular of Dec. 13. This note, the Chilian government is informed, is offensive to the president and to other officials of the United States and unless it is promptly withdrawn and the language disavowed by the Chilian government in equally public and general form as that in which it was circulated, Minister Egau will ask for passports and Diplomatic Relations "Will Celine. The third subject is the proposed recall of Minister Egan. Acknowledgment is made for receipt of Slinister Montt's note, stating that Mr. Egtm is not persona agrata to the government of Chili and announcing the readiness and desir o of that government to receive another representative of the United Whites at Santiago. Upon this subject the government of Chili is informed that the note cannot be considered. There are other and weightier matters pending settlement and when they are satisfactorily disposed of this government will then consider the request of the recall of Minister Egan. Outistlon of Veracity. The United States minister was, of course, notified of the receipt of the note from Senor Montt, and it is said a message has been received from him stating that the members of the Chilian government authorized to speak upon such matters have verbally assured him that they were satisfied with him and that similar statements were made to ministers from other countries. This dispatch raises a question of veracity between Minister Egan and Senor Montt which subsequent correspondence or events may aid in settling. Certain it is that up to the receipt of Mr. Montt's note the records do not show any indication of dissatisfication with Mr. Egan by the Chilian authorities. When President Jorge Montt announced the formation of his cabinet on the 1st instant, Mr. Egan expressed his satisfaction, stating that two members were his personal friends and he expected to find his future relations with all the members of the cabinet most pleasant. A visit to Secretary Elaine's residence for Chilian news was without results, the secretary declining to talk. Minister Montt was none the less reserved. He declined to answer any inquiries concerning Chilian affairs and said he had no news to give out. HOW IT WAS RECEIVED. Realdeuta of Valparaiso and Santiago Greatly Excited. VALPARAISO, Jan. 20.—The Chilian minister of foreign affairs has informed Minister Egan that tfce message from the United States government received on Saturday, and which. is regarded an ultimatum, wiU b« answered at Nothing^ - tion, bntno Awaonattatidtt ef i» reported. the correspondent of the United Press is informed that Minister Kennedy, representing Great Britain at Santiago, has received definite instructions from his government to make an offer to the government of Chili to act AS mediator between that country and the United States for the purpose of preventing a war. WANT EGAN RECALLED. Bach llequest finlel to Have Been Made by Minister Mnntt. WASHINGTON, Jan. l!8.—The recall of Minister Egan has been formally requested of Secretary Elaine by Minister Montt, at the head of the Chilian legation in this city. It is said that the Chilian government base their request on the recall of Minister Egan upon allegations that the American has been guilty of making reports to Washington that were deliberately false and of engaging in intrigues for the purpose of creating trouble between the United States and Chili. liit«*«*t tiftrea fr*Uf Sailed for Valparaiso. NEWYOBK, Jan. 25.— The Herald's Montevideo dispatch says that Admiral Walker with his flagship Chicago, accompanied by the cruiser Atlanta and the gunboat Bennington, have sailed for Valparaiso. _ GOES TO CHICAGO. The National Democratic Convnntion Will Be Held In the Windy City. WASHINGTON, Jan. 22.— The next Democratic national convention will be held in Chicago June 21 . It took the national committee three hours of balloting to decide on its location and the result was a surprise to all interested. When the committee reassembled at 8:25 p. m., after having fixed the date, Chairman Brice stated that each city would be allowed twenty minutes to present its claims. William M. Ramsey and Judge Follett presented Cincinnati's case; Senator Turpie spoke for Indianapolis; C. F. Putnam and Senator Vest for Kansas City; Governor Peck and Mayor Summers for Milwaukee; Comptroller Meyers for New York; M. F. Tar by for San Francisco, and D. W. Lawler and ex- Congressman Wilson for St. Paul. The speeches finished, an adjournment was taken till 0 p. m. After recesa fifteen ballots were taken, the fifteenth resulting in 37 votes for Chicago and 18 for Milwaukee, the balance being scattering. CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS. Monday. WASIIINOTOX, Jan, 18.— Most of the day's session ia the house was consumed by the reading of the bill prepared by the joint committee on printing to regulate the printing and distribution of public documents uiid to limit the printing to bo done i'or the several depai-tments and the explanation ot"«the provisions thereof by Mr. Richardson. A number of bills We're introduced on tho call of states and territories. The memorial of the National League for the Protection of American Institutions proposing an amendment to the constitution forbidding any state to aid any institution under the control of any religious or sectarian body -\vas presented by Mr. Springer. The La Abra Mexican claims case was ,akeu up in the senate and occupied the entire day after the morning hour. Tuesday. WASHINGTON, Jan. 12.— The senate dis- Bsecl the La Abra claim till adjournment. During the morning hour many jublic building bills, most of which went ihrough the senate last session, but which 'ailed to pass the liotwe, were passed by the senate appropriating about $800,000. In the 'house the bill to regulate the rublie printing came up as unfinished Business, and after being attacked by Messrs. O'Neill, Chipman, Bankhead and others, and being defended by Mr. Richardson, it was laid on the table by a vote of 135 to 103, thus disposing of the measure. Au early adjournment was ;aken. Wednesday. WASHINGTON, Jan. 20. — The senate passed the following public building bills: Grand Haven, Mich., $50,000; Deadwood S. D., $'200,000; Dover, N. H., $100,000; Stilhvater, Minn., $100,000. The Mexican claims took up nearly all the balance of ;he time afterward. After some routine business the house at 12:50 u. m. adjourned. LATEST MARKET REPORT. St. Paul Union Stock Yards. SOUTH ST. PAUL, Jan, 25, 1893. HOGS— 5o higher, quality fair. Packers took receipts early at S4.U@4.33, piga selling at ... CATTLE— Slow but steady. Few buyers in tne yard, and the close saw cattle still in the pens. Light receipts for a few days would materially lieli) the market and compel dealers to use the aurplus. Prime steers. 88.75® 4.^6; good steers, t&.f.0@t3.75; prime cows, 82.60© 3.75; good cows, &i.i:(XiiiS.4U; common to fair cows, $l.U5@2.0.l! light veal calves, $3.S6®4.00: heavy calves, $2.00&;.:J5; stockers, §1.80®3.50; feeders, $i.5<X33.UO; bulls, stags aad oxen $1.60 (Bia.50. SHEEP— No receipts and no trading. Muttons, $4.00@LiWj lambs, $i.UO<2n.90; stockers and feeders, £a.75©<t.oO. Receipts: Hogs, 1,000; cattle, 152; calves. 1: noalieep,. Bfiuneapolii Grain. MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. So, 1893. WHEAT—January, closing at 84^c; May, opening 88c; highest, K8c; lowest, 87Wo, closing at 87%c. On track— No. 1 hard 87c; No. 1 Northern, 87c; No. Z Northern, 83@8te. Chicago tlve Stock. OaioAao UNIOM STOO.- Y*BDS. I Jan. 25. 1893. ) CATTLE-Steady. HOGS— Strong and 5@10c higher. Heavy. $4.30@4.&i>; light, 813U®1.40. SHEEP-Firm. Beceipts: Cattle, 1,500; hogs, 16,000; sheep, 15,000. _ _ ^ Chicago Grain aud Provialeu*. CHICAGO. Jan. 25, 18«3. OPENING. WUCJSS. WHEAT-May, W^c. COBN— February; «7M; May, 4f&te, OAT8-May, 30Jlic. POBK-May, JU.85K. fcABD— May, $O.M>$. SHORT BIBS-May, $6.85. OWJSIKO wuow. t Julian Dttbvtque's heif fl hate revived their claim to the Site of Dubtique, Freddi* Gebhafdt is tmdefSfoittgf the Keeley treatment at Whits Plains, N. J. Governor Flower sent in the nomination of J. G. Robert Earl, of the court of appeals, to be chief judge of the court of appeals in place of Judge Ruger. An immense landslide occurred on the Northern Pacific railroad at Eagle gorge, sixty miles east of Tacotna. The slide cbmpletely buried the track for a distance of 800 feet. One-fifth of the population of Columbus, Ind., is down with the grip. Funerals are so frequent that undertakers have brought help from adjoining towns in order to keep up with their business. A dispatch from Capetown says that the editor of an English newspaper published at Johannesburg, in the Transvaal, has been mobbed for attacking the character of the late Duke of Clarence and Avondale. Governor Frances, of Missouri, in a proclamation, calls for an extra session of the state legislature, to convene Feb. 17. The principal subject embraced in the proclamation is for the redistricting of the state for legislative and judiciary purposes. The London death rate last week was 83 per thousand. Arthur P. Gorman has been re-elected senator from Maryland. The Ohio supreme court has refused Murderer Elliott a new trial. Cleveland men have captured the Philadelphia primaries and claim the state. Two hundred and fifty Dahomians were killed in a battle with the French forces recently. The new silver quarters are being gold plated and passed for ten dollar gold pieces in Chicago. The forty-third annual banquet of California pioneers was celebrated at the Grand Pacific hotel, Chicago Monday evening. Canadian courts have decided telegraph companies liable for all errors, in spite of. the printed contract on the back of the blanks. ' A New Yojk Herald correspondent had an interwiew with one of Garza's lieutenants, who says a decisive strike for Diaz' overthrow will be made early in the spring. Thousands of Idaho cattle are starving to death. Convicts in Brazil started a revolution, but were quickly overpowered. The senate committee on elections has decided in favor of Dubois of Idaho. An anarchist uprising is reported to have occurred at Malaga, Spain. Troops have been sent to quell it. The Marquis of Lome has been selected to succeed the late Prince Hohenlohe as constable of Windsor castle. A duel between two deputies has resulted from a scene in the French chamber Tuesday. Only a wound in the arm resulted. A Western base ball league has been organized. Tho circuit will comprise Kansas City, Omaha, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Toledo and Columbus. Gen. Grant, of Minneapolis, now assistant secretary of war, will undoubtedly be made judge advocate general of the army in place of Judge Swan. This is a life position, and when the incumbent is 64- years of age old he may retire on full pay. The business portion of Ohio City, O., was destroyed to the extent of $80,000 by fire. Six railway employes were burned to death in «n accident on the Trans-Cau- causian railway, Russia. Bob Fitzsimmons has written a letter to the tChicago Herald from New Orleans challenging Jim Hall. Tho executive council of the sovereign camp of the Modern Woodmen of the world is in session in Omaha. The czar has instructed the mayor of Moscow to purchase 15,000,000 roubles worth of wheat, all of which will be distributed among the starving. At New York the match game of billiards between the Champion Jacob Schaefer and George Slosson, for the championship and a stake of $1,000 a side, waa won by Schaefer. Miss Frances E. Willard, president of the National Woman's Christian Temperance union, has telegraphed President Harrison, in tne name of 200,000 members, a protest against war with Chili. The Kansas railroad commissioners have ordered a reduction in freight rates. Wolves are unusually ravenous and destructive in the vicinity of Black River Falls, Wis. Over one hundred Indians at the Pima (Ariz.) agency have died of the grip in the past ten days. Efforts are being made for the establishment of a national park in the Black Hills, South Dakota. At Newcastle, Wis., William Henderson was dangerously wounded by Jack Spleat. Henderson was trying to stop a drunken fight. At Oakland, Neb., Johany Bock, aged 12, killed his brother, aged 10, while playing with a loaded ahotgun. The boy's head was blown to pieces. It is reported that three Democratic members of the house waya and means committee will vote with the Bepubli- can members against reporting the free wool bill. The big ocean liner, LaNormandie sunk the tug boat Abeilie in New York harbor, as the latter was attempting to cross the bow of the former. Six of thetug'e crew are reported missing. Two masked men held up a train on the Missouri Pacific near Nassau Junction, Mo. While attempting to arrest them at Fort Scott, Kan., a MlicenjajB •was shot and jnstantly killed. Ta* robbers then bo*rde4 * m&gbt and in attempting to escape ont was killed an<J tne other woi " " J»U A press olnb has been organised at Des Moinea,, Fire at Cedar Palls Saturday destroyed |8,000 worth o£ property, Datenpoft has already raised over $1,200 for the starving Russians. The First National bank of Boone has increased its capital and surplus to $90,000, A. W. Seymour, ex-mayor of Alta, is tinder arrest at St. Paul, charged with forgery, All the coal mines in the vicinity of What Cheer are running to their full capacity. The report of the hospital for the insane at Independence shows the average number of patients as «6B, Frank Foster, of Des Moines, was arrested for holding up a dummy and robbing him of his fur oVercoat. William Morrison, of Des Moines, has exhibited on the streets of that city an electric f. carriage in practical operation. All the railroads in ^he state have generously offered to carry contributions for the Russian sufferers free of charge. The Butler county poor farm house •was burned to the ground Saturday morning. The fourteen inmates .were safely rescued. A mad dog recently bit many animals near Corwith, So far seven head of cattle, two colts and a cat have died with all the symptoms of rabies. Fourteen indictments have been returned against S. L. Winter,, Woodbine's absconding postmaster. His whereabouts is still unknown. At Dubuque Joseph A. Benger, an old carpet weaver, was fatally burned in his bed by the bed clothes taking fire from a pipe the old man was smoking. Frank Shields, an Oskaloosa mechanic, has been working on an invention for some time. His mind gave way under the straia, and he is now a raving maniac. • During the cold spell last week about half of the gas lights for street illuminating purposes at Sioux City were frozen up and some parts of the city was in darkness. Some Dubuque matrons are talking of organizing an association the objoct of which will be to form soine plan to protect its members against the tyranny of servant girls. A syndicate of Ottumwa capitalists propose to build a line of railway to Fremont, 18 miles north of Ottumwa, connecting with the Northwestern and Iowa Central railway. The trial of Frank Pierce, the noted Des Moines saloon "searcher," for the murder of Officer Wishard last June, has been continued by Judge Applegate at Indianola until next March. A freight train on the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern was wrecked two miles from Burlington by a broken truck. A dozen cars were demolished and several head of stock killed. . ' WJ'W. Richards and James Powers have purchased a five-acre tract of land near Scranton or Gildeu, and are going to develop an iron initie. They expect to mine tiie ore and ship it to Oniaha to be smelted. Four traveling men were seated facing one another on a train which pulled into Odebolt the other day, when one of them playfully pointed a revolver in the face ot' another. The latfer knocked up the weapon just as it was discharged. Didn't know it was loaded. By the tearing up of a switch eight miles east of Croston, Friday, an engine and seven loaded cars were ditched. Engineer Oscar Swanson was pinioned under the engine and killed. Fireman .Thomas Holland and Head Brakeman W. T. Wilson were seriously bruised, cut and scalded. All the injured men reside at Ottumwa. Muscatiue will have the first beet sugar factory in Iowa. During the past three days a committee of citizens raised $100,T 000 to accept a proposition of a California syndicate to build a §500,000 sugar plant to be erected this summer and be ready to operate next fall. The syndicate representative has left for California to arrange for closing the contract. Muscatine shows the best percentage of sugar in the test of beets. An important discovery has recently been made^in Buchanan county, which E rovnises to be worth a gold mine. Pro- Bssor Calvin, of the Iowa state university faculty, while on a visit, made an examination of -rocks in several sections and found, in large quantities, the peculiar limestone used BO exclusively ia lithographic work, and which, at present, is obtained only in Germany. As the demand is so great and the present supply limited, the "find" will undoubtedly prove a rich one. OUSTED CLIFF. Iowa Democrats Remove the Republican Secretary of the Senate. DES MO:NBS, Jan. 25.—The senate chamber one afternoon last week was the scene of an exciting legislative episode. It was nothing less than the deposition of Secretary Cliff by the casting vote of the lieutenant governor and the election of S. N. Parsons, of Linn couaty, the Democratic caucus nominee. Cliff waa elected by the .Republicans with the aid of Senator Engle (Independent Labor) and by the presiding officer reversing his ruling that it required a constitutional majority to elect officers ancj counting a quorum on the Reed plan. Thursday Senator Bolter offered a reaoT lution declaring Cliff's election Ulegai and declared the office vacant. A long discussion followed and when the DJO» tion was put the vote stood 24 to 24 and the lieutenant governor deciding the question by voting aye. Cliff wcwgirm) permission to_make a statement and being allowed to do eo, declared that he ba4 been legally elected secretary and would refuse to vacate or tiw» over the k»y» »n4 records, 0» mo#m at Kelly t*M» lergeant-at-wnis WM ordered to remove Cliff from the floor

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