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THE KKl'UBLICAK, ALOONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1892. AM) FATAL IAS'Dl&tftbYSTHE HOTEL ROYAL AT ,N6;W YORK. AH? Unfortunate* I/ J lied WHli People Piteouilr App«»ling for Help, . While Het-olo Flr«men ubil Police Brnvoly ItUk Life nod Limb to Roicue Thorn — Number of t,lves Lo»t at Between Twenty and Thirty. ' , Nttw YORK Feb. . —A disaster pare r leling in horror and probably exceeding Jn lo'sa of life the terrible occurrence in Park Place, the remembrance of which is fresh in the public mind, occurred in this city early Sunday. The Hotel Royal at Fourtieth street and Sixth avenue was burned to the ground and a large number of people were burned to death, many suffocated by smoke and others crushed to death in the ruins. It is known that there were 125 guests at the time the fire broke out. There was also some fifty-five employes of the house. Of these six have been found dead, six are in the hospitals and sixty-three have been reported alive, either by themselves or friends. It was a few minutes after 8 'a. m. ,, /waaii the flames were first discovered. Tlxey Never Had Uet.ter Fuel. The building was composed of several old structures, all amalgamated into f- the Hotel Royal years ago. So far aa can be learned the flames kindled in the shaft of the elevator of the basement at about the middle of the building. A janitor was at work in the basement at the time and was suddenly frightened by the flashing of flames. He rushed to the street and notified the policeman on tiie Sixth avenue corner who sent in an alarm while the janitor rushed back into the building to arouse the sleeping guests. In fifteen minutes the whole of the six story structure was ablaze. Flames shot out at every window in the front of the house and people in the street could see persona rushing frantically to and fro on every floor of the burning building. One, two> three alarms were eent out in rapid succession, and the streets and avenues were soon filled with fire engines and trucks. Other alarms brought ambulances from every hospital in the city. People leaped out of the windows to the sidewalks and were gathered up unconscious, burned, maimed and mangled, by the fireman and carried to places of safety. The most heoric efforits of the fireman were impotent against the devouring element and the whole middle portion of the city was brilliantly Illuminated by the Tremendous Firo. The windows were filled with the people ia their night clothing, making piteous and heartrending appeals to the people below for help while behind them was a great sea of flames. Indeed, these unfortunate beings seemed to be actually in the fire. The fire h&d spent its fury at 5:15, for there was practically nothing combustible left in the shell. Then the scene surveyed by the firemen, police and the crowd of citizens was one of complete and sorrowful wreck. Ambulances had carried away the injured and those who had escaped unhurt had gone to tliw hotels or to the homes of friends. A!. •, uifc remained was a smoking, biai:ki.'.ii!'l mound of debris, that rose to a height of twenty-five feet. And under the debris what would the men, set to work immediately to clear away the wreck, >YUafr V/ould They Find There? This question stayed with the crowd and all day long there had been a throng of people in Bryant Park opposite the ruins and around all the approaches to the demolished hotel, watching while one hundred able firemen labored in the smoking heap, anxioua, yet fearful of what each upturned heap might bring forth. It was at 11 o'clock that the first body was found. It was a horrible sight to behold, burned, blackened and bruised. It was hurried away to the morgue, where after much difficulty it was indentified as the body of Harry C. Levy, a member of the firm of Strauss & Freeman, 707 Broadway. five others were found during the day, aoue of whom have yet been identified. THIRTEEN CORPSES. Tlio Chilian <Tudce of Crimes Benders HI* Verdict In the A«sanlt Cases. VALPARAISO, Feb. 5.—Judge of Crimea Foster has passed sentence in the ong pending and much discussed Baltimore assault case. His sentence is sub- ect to review by the court of appeals. The document goes all over the evidence again. The finding of the court is as 'ollows: Carlos Arena, alias Gomez, sentenced o 040 days imprisonment for wounding William Tnrnbull, the coal heaver of ;he Baltimore, who died of his injuries, JOO day's for public disorder, 60 days for ;arrying a knife and two days for giv- ng an assumed name. This makes a ;otal of 0<!0 days. Jose Ahumada, sentenced to 520-days mprisonment for injuring Turnbull. Frederfco Rodriguez, sentenced to 140 lays imprisonment for wounding Boatswain's Mate Charles W. Riggin, another of the murdered American seamen, for puttlic disorder and for carry- ng a knife. It is held by Judge Foster that the ividence does not show that Rodriguez killed Riggin. On the contrary, it is claimed that Riggin's death was caused :>y a shot which was fired by some un- mown person. Gomez and Rodriguez, under the Chilian penal code, must pay the families of Turnbull and Riggin damages. These damages are recovered iy civil suit. A PROCLAMATION. Nine Uodlei Recovered and four fttora Uncovered. NEW YORK, Feb. 8.—The sixth body to be taken out of the ruins of the Hote Royal, at Fortieth street and Sixth avenue, was found at 9 o'clock a. m. It was found in a room at the top floor on the Fourth street side. It was apparently that of u woman, but was so badly burned as to make identification •well nigh impossible. At IhlW the seventn body was found. It wua that of a man. It waa lying in a mass of ruins and had evidently fallen with a. mass of timber from an upper floor. At 10 o'clock the eighth body was found. It was that of a man. It was found among debris in the cellar of the hotel. A few minutes later a body of a man was taken out. It was charred beyond recognition. It was that of a man 5 feet 7 inches in height, about 85 years old, dressed in dark clothes. The face had a dark ' moustache. A gold watch and chain were on tlia body. On the chain was a Masonic emblem bearing the motto "Love, Truth aud Life." Proprietor Mears, of the Hotel Itoyal.looked the body carefully, but could not it. From a careful examination of the hotel register and the journal which was furnished by Night Clerk Underwood ttie number of persons in the building when the fire brofce out was 1W. Of these 8 are known to be dead. Eighty-one were rescued by the firemen, assisted by citizens, before the walla collated and 01 are still missing. Chief Giiquel, of the fire department teft tlw pta* for the that from tk**epo*t ot tfct fiw* tn« hi believed the lift of d««d would aot exceed twenty Th» loss on the hotel and furniture ia estimated at$250, ! « 000, , The building is the property of Israal, farftittifre flealefyifi thft Bowery, FoH«- MoMl Utieovttrad. NEW Yonit, Feb. 8.—Fottf tudfe bod* ieshave be«»n uncovered bytha w»k- men, but cannot as yet be taken out of ihe ruins on account of the heavy tim- iers lying over and around thein. Work was suspended at 10:80, while eoine dangerous walls were pulled down. Burned In n Railway Car. VIENNA, Feb. ».— Eighteen people were burned alive in the carriage of a Ionian express train which caught fire. SENTENCES ANNOUNCED. Tho President Announces Reciprocity wltli the British West Iiidlos. WASHINGTON, Feb. 5.—The president iias issued a proclamation announcing the agreement between the United States and Great Britain of reciprocal trade relations with the British West Indies. Forty Persons Drowned. BERLIN, Feb. 4.—A fearful accident is reported from near Breslau owing to the floods and drifting ice. The river Oder has been running high, and in the rush of waters thirty barges were unmoored .d carried down the stream and not less than forty persons were drowned. Lost lilovon 3ton. NEW YORK, Feb. 4.—The British steamer Buffon, from Brazil, which arrived here, lost eleven men, including Captain Glasspoole, by yellow fever at Santes. The vessel is in quarantine. Mother and Children Cremated. JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 4.—Mrs. A. W. Lennig and her two children were burned to death by the burning of their house. Mr. Lenuig escaped with severe burns. WILL NEVER HANG. Fitz'.immoiis, tho Murderer of Detective <;UUiiison, at J'ittsliurj;, Suicides. NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 4,— Fitzshnmons, the Pittsburg murderer now under arrest, attempted to commit siiicide at 10:80 a. m. by cutting his throat. The wound was two inches deep and extends from ear to ear. Fitzsimuions has the best of surgical attendance, but there are no hopes of saving his life. Fltzsiiunioiis Dead. PITTSBURGH Pa., Feb. 4.—A New Orleans special to the Times says Fitz- siminons, the murderer of Detective Gilkinson, who cut his throat in the parish prison, died at 1 a. m. Miss Mitchell \VanU to Hang. MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 5.—Miss Alice Mitchell, the slayer of Freda Ward, when informed by her lawyer that she would escape the gallows, grew frantic, and said that she looked forward to the day when she should be hanged as the happiest day of all. Beyond the gallows she believed that she would once more meet Freda. She became terribly despondent, and fears are entertained that she will commit suicide. She is watched by relatives. Carlyle Harris Sentenced. NEW YOHK, Feb. 8.—Carlyle Harris, who poisoned his young wife on Feb. 1, 1891, and who, on last Tuesday, was convicted of murder in the first degree, was sentenced to death by Recorder Smythe, the execution to occur during the week beginning March 21. A motion for a new trial was denied. Wills Howard Will Hantf. LEBANON, Mo., Feb. 4,—Wills Howard the famous Kentucky desperado, who killed thirteen men in the famous Howard-Turner feud of two years ago, has been convicted of murder here and will hang. Now Reporters Can Attend. ALBANY, N. Y., Feb. 5.—Governor Flower has signed the law amending the electrocution act which provides for the presence of reporters at executions. New Diseaae Follows Grip. VIENNA, Feb. 8.—The grip has left behind it a new form of disease, con sistiug of fever with sharp colic and ejections of blood. It is partially at tributable to bad water used in this city, but particularly fastens on patients whose systems have been weakened by the grip. Chamberlain for I*ead«r. LONDON, Feb. 8.—The Duke of Devonshire presided at the caucus of the Unionists. Right Hon. Joseph Chamberlain waa unanimously elected leader in the house of common* of the Feb. 8.--Jftia68 Q. 31aine has authoritatively atmottncfd his withdrawal from the presidential contest. Rumors which have been In circulation of late, to the effect that ;he secretary of state would formally declare his position, found confirmation when the following letter was made public by Mr. Blaine: WASHINGTON, Feb. 8. To Hon. J. S. Clarkson, Chairman of the Republican National Committee. DEAU SIR— I am not a candidate for the presidency and my name will not go be"ore the Republican national convention. ! make this announcement in dvte season. To those who have tendered me their support I owe sincere thanks and am most grateful for their confidence. They will, ! am sure, make earnest effort in the approaching contest, which is rendered ipecially important by reason of the industrial and financial policies of the government being at stake. The popular decision on these issues is of great moment and will be of far reaching consequences. Very sincerely yours, JAMES G. BLAINE. The announcement that the secretary had written the letter withdrawing his name from the field of candidates was mown on the row and in the hotel lobbies within a very few minutes after its receipt by the United Press, its reporters being the first to convey the information. It created much excitement notwithstanding the probability of its utterance had been discussed for the past forty-eight hours with renewed Igor and its appearance thereby discounted to some extent. Secretary Tester was seen by the United Press reporter and asked for his opinion of the effect of the letter. He said he had been anticipating its appearance but was surprised that it had come out now. "It will result, I think," he said, "in President Harrison's renomination. " "Will it open the Held for other candidates or restrict it?" "The field has n.l\vays been au open one, jut several gentlemen to whom Secretary Blaine was a block will enter the race." "Will Ohio have a candidate?" "No." "For whom will she be ?" "For Harrison. Ohio has alway felt very friendly toward Elaine, but she has never supported him for the presidency, always having had in contests where he enlivened, a candidate of her own. There will be no serious opposition to Harrison's nomination, I take it." Othe.r members of the cabinet and several senators and representatives ;alked in the same strain and all seemed ;o think that President Harrison would oe renominated without much opposi- lon. IB NOT ELAINE'S NAME NOT TO 60 THE REPUBLICAN CONyfiNTlON. ' to th« ABnouH6etaeD^~ Cftblttwt Officer* and Other! think t&fet P»«»t- dent HartUon Will it* RA&bttinnted. CONGRESSIONAL f»ROCEEDING>6, GIVES UP THE OFFICE. - the Without Awaiting; the Mandate of Court Thayer Will Vacate. OMAHA, Neb., Feb. S.— After Ion consultation with liis legal advisers Governor Thayer lias decided to turn over his office to Governor Boyd, aud has sent Boyd a letter asking him to come and take it off his hands. The following is the letter which Mr, Thayer wrote to Governor Boyd: JOHN M. TIIAYEK. EXECUTIVE DEPAHT.MKKT, LINCOLN, Neb., Feb. 8, 1802. To Governor James E. Boyd, Omaha SIR— When I commenced proceedings one year ago to test your title to the office of governor, I did so in the full belief that there was great doubt in the public mind as to your citizenship and eligibility. I then took occasion to publicly say that as soon as your citizenship was established by the court I would gladly surrender the office to you. The contest was not one of personal strife nor to satisfy any ambition of my own but to comply with and uphold the constitution of the state. Now that the public press has announced that the highest tribunal has declared under the constitution aud laws o£ our country and state your right to the office, I now cheerfully yield the office of governor to you without awaiting the mandate of the court. As I am about to leave the state on Monday to be absent some weeks, it would be most convenient for me to turn over the the office to you at 2 o'clock on that day, if it is your pleasure to acept the same at that time. Very respectfully, JOHN W. THAYEB. , Bny4 at the Capitol. LINCOLN, Feb. 8.— Governor Boyd arrived at Lincoln at noon and proceeded to the hotel. At 2 p. m. he proceeded to the capitol. The meeting between ex-Governor Thayer and Govei-- uor Boyd was somewhat dramatic. When entry was made to the executive apartments, Governor Thayer advanced and extended his hand. Governor Boyd bowed but ignored the outstretched hand. Mr. Thayer flushed slightly, asked if he could be of any assistance, and, receiving a negative reply, left the room. Governor Boyd stated that he nothing to say to the press. Appointed by Peek. MADISON, Wis., Feb. 4.— Governor Peck has appointed five regents of the state university, four of whom are Democrats. The list is; H.W. Chenoweth, Madison.vice L.S. Hanks; Qrland Clark, Appleton, vice J. A. Rice; N. D. Fratt, Racine, vice C. R. Beach; Dr. H. B. Dale, Oshkosb, vice Frank Challones and Charles Keith, Reedsburg, vice, J. M. True. Chenoweth ia the Republican solitary. Fratt was a Democratic candidate for governor twice against Rusk. je. .-tt MU. lit, ihfc domtnittee (m ptlvilegen Mid eUdtiotw, made a Mpdft bit tfc* OlaggeMBtiboil contest forsM&t Itt tnl Beaste f«Kn Idaho. The resolutions aV clHre Mr; J3ubois entitled to the s<sftfc, Attd thfct Mr. Claggett is not entitled td It. Mr. y&iioe gave notice of a miiiftrity report, Which he stated would be probably presented Thursday. House bill authorizing a change of location in a railroad bridge ftver the Mississippi river at South St. Paul, Minn., was passed, Mr. Palmer, of Illinois, submitted a resolution providing for the election of senators by the people. The house resumed consideration of the new rules. The debate was participated in by Messrs. Reed, Mills, Springer and others. Nothing decisive was done. IVednonday. WASHINGTON, Feb. 8.— In the senate Mr- Kyle, according to notice, called up his joint resolution proposing an amendment to the constitution of the United States making uniform laws in regard to marriage and divorce, and read a prepared speech upon the subject. Mr. Vest called up a bill for a postofflce building not to exceed $28,000 in cost in every town where postal receipts exceeded $8,000 per annum, He said the number 'of buildings would be about 600, and the total cost about $6,000,000. The bill would make a great saving in rentals. A debate ou the general policy regarding public buildings followed. In the house the consideration of the report of the committee on rules was resumed, the pending amendment being one offered by Mr. Boatner, of Louisiana, striking out all that part of the rules giving permission to attach riders to appropriation bills when in the interest of retrenchment in expenditures. The amendment was defeated. Thursday. WASHINGTON, Feb. 4.— In tho house the senate bill to pay "West Virginia $151,978 under the direct tax law, was laid before the hoxiso. Mr. Wilson, of West Virginia, objected to immediate consideration, and the bill was referred. Senate bill to create a fourth judicial district in Utah was passed. The consideration of the rules was then resumed, and after discussion lasting most of the day, the rules were finally adopted. In the senate Mr. Brice introduced a bill for a monument at Put-in-Bay to Commodore Perry and those who took part in the battle on Lake Erie. Referred to the library committee. The resolution declar-' ing Senator Call legally entitled to his seat was adopted. At 4:05 the senate went into executive session, and immediately adjourned till Monday. Friday. WASHINGTON, Feb. 5.— Upon the assembling of the house the speaker stated that he was suffering from a sore throat, and as the committees were to be called for reports, he would request one of the reading clerks to call them. Subsequently Mr. McMillin took the chair. T-he house w«ut into' committee of the whole on the census urgency deficiency bill, Mr. Bayers, of Texas, in charge of the bill. After a general debate on the work of the pension office under Commissioner Porter the bill was passed. The committee on war claims reported favorably the bill of Mr. Beltzhoover, of Pennsylvania, to pay the State of Pennsylvania the sum of £2,347,900 f or damages sustained by citizens of the Union from Confederate troops in the late war. The senate was not in session. Saturday. WASHILGTON, Feb. a.— There was but a small attendance at the house during the day, which was set apart for the delivery of eulogies upon the late lion. W. H. E. Lee, of Virginia. The senate was not in session. Monday, WASHINGTON, Feb. 8.— In the house, Mr. Boatner, of Louisiana, reported favorably from the committee on judiciary a bill to require judges of the United States court to give an opinion on questions of fact. Mr. Raymer, of Maryland, from the committee on interstate and 1 foreign commerce, u bill to allow railroad companies to give special rates to commercial travelers. Alter a lengthy debate the world's fair investigation bill waa adopted. In the senate the vice president submitted executive documents referring to diplomatic ullairs. At 1:80 p. m. the senate went into executive session. At 3:80 p. m. the doors were reopened and the senate resumed consideration of the unfinished printing bill, at Sec. 74, At 4.15 p.m. with the bill still under discussion, the senate adjourned. AVill Wind Up Its Business. NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 4.— John M. Morris, the principal owner and director of the Louisiana Lottery company, has given notice in the newspapers here that he intends to withdraw his proposition for the recharter of the company and the concern will wind up its affairs and retire from the field when its charter expires in 1894. This action is the result of the decision of the United States supreme court declaring the anti-lottery law constitutional. LATEST MAKET REPORT. St. Paul Union Stock Yards SOUTH ST. PAUL, Feb. 8, 1893. HOGS— Slow. Only six loads oa the market and sellers holding for better prices. Yards cleared at £4.-iO©4.-15, CATTLE -Quiet. Two loads of stock cattle offered, aud some demand. Butcher grades quiet. No fresh receipts being offered. A few head of the hold overs sell at steady prices. Prime steers, S3.(lj®4.00; good steers, ja.SO®3.50; prime cows, &i.83<3tf.<M; good cows, $l.!W@3.a'}; common to fair cows, gl.OU\a 1.90; light veal calves, S3.00@3.TG; heavy calves, $2.00®a.UO; stockers, jl.90.Ji2.35; feeders, $2.35® 2.75; bulls, stags and oxen, $l.;e5@JJ.25. SHEEP— Slow but steady. Liberal supply on the market aud some doiuaud. Muttons, $4.0 <&1.T5; lambs, $i.Utxa*.75; stockers and feeders. !fci.UJ<&4.lX). Receipts: Hogs, 500; cattle, 50; calves, 10j i, %£; horses. Si). SVRNT6 OF A WEEK. lfit««»t Mention, J Re-EleoUd L«»der. F«b, *.— At faction, Ju»ti O of the Chicago Live Stock, CHICAGO UNION STOCK YARDS, I Feb. 8. Ib93. f CATTLE-Market strong and a shade higher HOGS— Market strong; 5c higher. Heavy, $4.40®4.47H; mixed and medium. 84.«0®i.87iii; light. 1H.2mi.ti,. •»"•«»», SHEKP-Warket strong; 5@10o higher. HoeeiiJts: Oattle, lO.UOO; hogs, JW,Oi»; sheep, 8,000. Chicago Grain aud ProvUions. CHICAGO, Feb. 8, 1893. OPENING P1UCES. WHEAT-May, 91o. PORK-May, LARD-May. . SHORT RIBS-M»y, , 88c; May, via&flj >ATS-M»y, *j. w?RK-*»y, iwm *»SK». .^k..,.,,:. i Seated ft ______ . »nd republican conneil Tuesday. Twenty persons lost theft live! as ft feault of the election Wots In Hungary feat week, The Wlsconflitt ,, Central 'tftiltoftd*6 auditing department will be removed from Chicago to St. Paul. The Ohio legislature has passed a resolution to investigate the matter of Senator Brice's residence. It is again stated that Henry Villard will resign as president of the Edison General Electric company. The caucus of democratic congressmen to decide on a silver policy has been postponed for the present. Bussel Sage has lost his $1,000,000 suit against the St. Paul, Stillwater & Taylor's Falls railroad company, in a St. Louis court. John Boyd has been arrested in Georgia, charged with wrecking a train on the Western Railroad of Georgia near Statesville, last fall. Twenty lives were lost in the wreck. Russel Sage, Jr., who has been seriously ill ever since the tragedy wherein his uncle so narrowly escaped death, is now lying at death's door in New York. His death may be expected at, any time. Furious storms are raging on the Baltic sea. Sir Morrell MacKenzie, the noted English physician is dead. The court house at Appomattox, where Lee surrendered, has been destroyed by fire. Two families of emigrants were frozen to death during the recent blizzard in Oklahoma. The house committee on public buildings has decided that cities desiring public building appropriations must furnish sites free. Street car strikers blew up a car containing scab workmen at Philadelphia Wednesday. They put dynamite on the track. _The Wisconsin supreme court has given the attorney general leave to file suit to test the apportionment made by the last legislature. The Greek government intends to raise a loan of seventy millions of francs at 5 per cent, to pay off the railway coupons falling due. The navy department is endeavoring to head off several colliers that were started out from New York during,, the recent Chilian war preparations for the Pacific. There were four ships in all, carrying a total of 18,000 tons of coal. One of them has been intercepted at Montevideo and ordered to discharge her cargo there and return to the United States. Chicago is having an egg famine. Governor Flower has signed the bill allowing reporters -to be present at electrocutions. The will of Cardinal Manning shows that he had only £100 at the time of his death. Ho had disposed of all his income in charity. Governor Flower has commuted the sentence of Nicola Trezza, who is now in Sing Sing under death sentence, to imprisonment for life. The sash, door and blind men of the Northwest, who have been in session at Chicago, adjourned without accomplishing their object of forming a trust. Judge Martine has dismissed the indictments for misdemeanor found against the editors of the different, daily newspapers of New York who published the details of the electrocutious. The New York chamber of commerce has appointed a committee of fifty to appeal to the citizens of New York aud the United States for contributions to the Russian relief fund. Sir Julian Pauncefote, tho British minister, and Postmaster General Wanamaker have signed a parcel post convention betoyeen the United States and British Guiana. The convention will go into effect April 1, 189a. Sixty people were killed in election riots in Guatemala Jan. 12. G-eorge Painter has been convicted of the murder of his wife in Chicago. A block of stores was burned at Lamed, Kan., Sunday. Loss, $135,000. St. Paul is being flooded with circulars by New York "green goods" men. An unknown man is defacing monuments in Woodlawn and other New York cemeteries. He is dubbed" Jack the Sculptor." Charles Mcllvaine was electrocuted at Sing Sing Monday for the murder of a groceryinan in 1880. He was only 19 years old when the crime was committed. London board of trade reports show English imports to have increased £4,740,000 while, exports decreased £690,000, as compared with those of Jan uary, 1891. A bill extending the mining laws of Missouri over the Indian Territory has been reported to the house. This action was precipitated by the recent mining accident at Krebs. Ex-Canadian Premier Alexander Mackenzie's condition is very critical He is delerious and resting very badly. His medical attendant entertains very little hope for his recovery. Memphis had a million dollar flre on Monday night. Jowy.h Chamberlain succeeds Hart- ingtou at> leader of the Liberal Unionists in parliament. It is proposed to send grain from St. Louis to Europe on "wbalebacks" without transhipment. Eld Gorman knocked out out Jimmy Fielding in eight rounds at Columbus, O., for a $5,000 purse. John Norris, managing editor of the Philadelphia Record, has assumed the business management of the New York World. The supreme court of tho District of Columbia has decided the silver brick case in a manner unpleasant to free coinage advocates. Near Wilmar, Ark., Henry Beavflra, a negro, brutally assaulted Chloe Wright a girl aged 15, He was caught, f$runfi up to a limb, and bis body riddled witt bullets. * The s al committee o» the St. Pawl nfldiate Thefe is ft tntowaeat ba foot to build * bridge aefoeji th« MfeeiiBippi at Eagle Timothy SttlHvao, aged 84 years, and ft resident of Dubtrqas county over fifty years, i« dead. The international conference of the Baptist Missionary association was held at Des Moines last week, The schools at Washbtira have been closed on account of the number of cases of diphtheria in the vicinity. The business men of Doon have offered a bonus of $2,000 for a good fifty to seventy-five barrel flour mill. JamerMcCour, aged 74, a wealthy citizen of Creston, dropped dead from apoplexy Wednesday night in a saloon. • Iowa will be allowed to have 1,200 of her soldiers participate in the dedication of the world's fair buildings at Chicago C. W. Morgan, a switchman, was cut ;o pieces in the "Q" yards at Burlington while attempting to uncouple some moving cars. Burglars blew open the safe in Free's store, at Webster, and secured about &70. They then set fire to the building and escaped. •C. F. Duke, a prominent druggist of Des Moines, swallowed hot lye, from ;he effects of which he will die. He thought it was sou'- The international conference of the Baptist Missionary association met at Des Moines last week. Three hundred delegates were in attendance. Charles Reynolds, found guilty of picking another man's pockets at Des Moines, was given three and a half years in the Fort Madison penitentiary. The supreme court has decided against George W. Potts, convicted of perjury while acting as an officer at Des Moines, and has refused to grant him a new trial. A grocer's team and wagon fell over an embankment nearly eighty feet high at Muscatine, and although the driver was seriously injured the horses did not appear badly .hurt. William Lat'oone, a Keokuk liquor dealer, has set up a novel defense in a suit against him to recover $850 for liquors. He holds that under the prohib- tory law the sales were illegal. A Cedar Rapids woman entered a saloon where her husband, who was an aabitual druukard, had ptirchased liquor, and threatened immediate prosecution unless she was given money. She got §25. A stock company for the purpose of 'aiding such people in Russia as may desire to make America their home, by organizing them in societies and loaning them mcney at 5 per cent, per' annum," has been organised in Buriingtdn with an authorized capital stock of $50,- J. S. Porter's dairy barn, near Cedar edar Rapids, together with thirty cows, burned about 1 o'clock a. m. Thursday. The loss on the building is £2,000, t'ully insured; loss on stock about the same, with only $700 insur- mce. The fire is believed to have been the work of an incendiary. A trio of postoffice robbers were sentenced in the Federal court at Keokuk last week. Matt Andrews and James Murphy were fined $1,000 and given Pour and two years respectively at liard labor in the Fort Madison penitentiary. John Craig wus fined $250 and sent up for eighteen months. . Governor Boies' report of the number of pardons, reprieves and remissions of Bnes has been submitted to the legislature. It showed that he exercised ex-" cutive clemency in fc92 cases, among bhem being the pardons of 150 saloon keepers. This list is exclusive of the large number of remissions of tines, commutations and suspensions of sentences. The Sioux City and Northern, and the Winona and Southwestern are jointly surveying a line across. Northern Iowa from Osage to Lyon county. The Northern terminal system in Sioux City will give the new road entrance to Sioux City via the SiouxCity ana Northern from the junction with the Wiuona and Southwestern in Lyon county. At Sioux City Mrs. Rebecca R. Kennedy, of Elk Point, S. D., was nearly murdered Wednesday night. She had been active in offers to prosecute saloon men of Elk Point. That night she heard a voice and went to the door. It opened as she approached and she was struck on the head and shoulders. She fell insensible, anil in falling broke one arm. Twnty-fiye saloonkeepers of Ottumwa are in a dilemma. It is alleged they have been violating the internal revenue laws by faiMng to destroy stamps on empty packages, thus getting ahead ofj the government 90 cents on every gallqs of whisky sold. Revenue Collectgj O'Neil, of Burlington, got, wind of fit and secured the necessary evidence to indict the whole lot. A. M. Winner, of Waverly, has gone to New Mexico. When he returns to Iowa, in two weeks, he will bring with him a herd of five buff aloes, one bullj and four cows. Mr. Winner has a far of 100 acres in Bremer county, and he' intends to devote all his time to the raising of buffalo, Owing to the scarcity of the animals the robes from their hides have appreciated BO much in value as to render the breeding of them a lucrative business. BAPUY WANTED. An Iowa Bqok Keeper Get* Away with « Itank't Boodle. HAMBURG, la., Feb. 0.—About a month ago Albert Borchers was employed as a book keeper for the Bank of Hamburg, of this place. He was entrusted with the combination to the vault door, Wednesday evening the owbier was called from the bank, and dwtaf fci» absence Borchers pot the ti*»e Ipok io each a condition that when; the cashier returned and closed the safe the lock failed to work. Owteff tbe »if W JBtar* chers returned, unlocked the vault aM opened the safe, taking 17400.95, after which to put the time lock lp prop** condition, r«locke4 ttie wtf e, set it fcsr 10 o'clock Rtit d#y, ~

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