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THE REPUBLICAN, ALGOtfA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, FKBRtJAKY IT, 181.2. A PKOTEST FBOM CHINA, THE TREATMENT OF CHINESE AT BUTTE OCCASIONS A KICK. of tho City Snitl to lie Out- ritgtMittsly Trentoil —Secretary Blaino'a Attention Called to the Matter—lle- ferr«d to Oovertior Toole. TO OVERTHROW D1A2, I HELENA, Mont., Feb. 14.— P'nug Kwang Yu, Chinese charge ad interim at, Washington, has complained to tho secretary oi' state of the treatment of Chinese residents of Butte, and the matter was referred by Mr. Blaine to Governor Toole. For some time a boycott has been in force in Butte against tlie Chinese and all who employ them, aud the information upon which the complaint is made comes from the Chinese consxil general at San Francisco. It is that various citizens of Butte "have been obstructing in their lawful business and outrageously treating the Chinese subjects resident in that place. In November last various labor unions of Butte City passed a regulation prohibiting the people in the said city against trading and- dealing with tho Chinese subjects resident there, and at the same time placed guards at the front of the Chinese stores to arrest and I'unlHh Any Native who should be found to infringe the regulations. Subsequently the labor union forbade the native landlords to hire any more of their houses to the Chinese, and ordered them to raise the rents of the houses already tenanted by them. They further required the Chinese laundrymen to register their names and attempted to extort from them $10 each for the same. Upon their refusal to comply with their demands the lawless people fired at them and assaulted some of them about the head with their pistols, so grievously wounding them that their lives were imperiled." The newspapers of Butte have published isolated cases of outrage upon China- men by hoodlums, but it is not creditable that they were instituted by the reputable citizens of that place. A few days ago a burly rough in Butte assaulted a Celestial on one of the main streets, knocking him down and cruelly beating him, Knocking Him Through a 'Window then dragging him out again across the broken glass. Wednesday night Ah Sam, a suburban labndryman, and his crew came to Butte to participate in the new year's festivities aud left the wash house unguarded and when they returned the establishment was a total wreck. It had been visited by a gang of boys and men and bombarded so effectively that the doors and furniture were smashed and the clothes scattered and ruined. Dixring the proceedings a large crowd of lookers on cheered the work of destruction and announced that the Chinese must go, perceably if they would, but go they must. The laboring men of Butte are circulating a memorial to congress in which they say: "Your petitioners, representing the wage workers of the state, are especially and vitally concerned for tha prompt solution of this most important question. The immigrants are forced upon iis iu great multitudes. The situation is alarming. We are being deprived of the opportunity to earn our daily bread. The conditions are too hard to be patiently withstood. We therefore pray your honorable body to give us prompt relief by the enactment of laws clearly designated to restrict immigration and exclude Chinese." THE DEADLY Sotloun fcovoIttHoiirtry Mtt*«tt»ont 1* itic Stato of CMhUrtlmrii EL PASO, Tex., Fell. 15. ~A mining man, well known on this frontier, has just returned from the mountainous regions of Chihuahua, and reports that country in a, very unsettled and troubled conitition. Ho pays the revolutionary movement there i.$ b;uMdl by the lower class to a man, and while they are disorganised and poorly equipped for war, they are gathering iu numbers gradually, and becoming stronger in arms daily and in several instances have already rebelled agniusfc the government and won a victory or two against tho federal troops. The movement is urged on by the priests, who hope to overthrow the present government and resurrect the constitution of 1872. A priest, at Tainochi, claiming to be a saint lias complete control over the Indians for miles around. People have nocked to Tetnochi by hundreds, and urged on by tlie priest declared themselves against the government, and so serious did Diaz consider the movement soldiers were sent over from Guerrero to capture the leaders and disarm the people. The first detachment, of troops entered Ternochi without resistance, but soon fell under the influence of the priest and joined the revolutionary forces. A second detachment was sent, and upon arriving at the town were met by the revolutionists and a bloody battle was fought, in which twenty regulars and Nin» Kobola \Ver« Killed. and many wounded on either side. The troops succeeded in capturing the town, but the rebels escaped to Sonora, robbing and plundering along the route. Following closely upon this another battle was fought at Los Almas, in which the revolutionists came out victorious and without the loss of a man. Eight federal soldiers and their commandant were killed and arms and ammunition captured and distributed among the revolutionists, who, up to the time of the departure of tho miner mentioned above, still held possession of the town. The news of this victory spread rapidly and encouraged others to join the revolution. From every pass in tho mountains swarmed men eager to join in the movement, until the federal soldiers surrounded the town and permitted no one to enter. A few days later the federals and revolutionists had a skirmish at Yeckery, in which three of tha latter were killed and a number captured. The loss to the government troops is unknown, but it is thought to be larger than that sustained by the rebels, who were fortified in adobe buildings, and had the advantage of position. People are gathering in all the little towns and giving thfi government a great deal of trouble in dispersing them. Hundreds congregated at Neria before the federal troops arrived, but being poorly armed made no re.'siat- ance and were held prisoners for two days in the plaza and then released and ordered to return home. SEVENTY-SIX CASES Dis'covfEREB IN NEW YORK CltY. Tlie Contagion itvongtit ov> the Stonui- nUlj> Mi'ssHlH. fvo'n 3tnvs«!lles — T'lf Sntiftto t'nsses it Ueaolutioti to Itivti" tlto Matter. NEW YORK. Feb. 12, — Eight new cases of typhus fever hwve been discovered id varictii parts of this ci(;y since 1 a. in. Friday morning, thus making, with the 57 cases unearthed Thursday, 6,'i cases in all. The victims are all or nearly all Jews, both. Russian and Polish, who ro- cently arrived here on the steamship Massila from Marseilles, and who on landing, although the ship was said to be infected, found sleeping accommodation in some of the • lowest tenement hoxtses on the East Side. All the victims have been removed to .North Brother Island, and the places they were token from carefully fumigated and quaraii • tined, a black flag being floated from a uhort distance on each side of the house in which the pestilence was situated. The hospital on North Brother island in filled to its utmost capacity, and the physicians there will erect a lame wooden pavillion to accommodate a large number of patients. Mr. Edison, of the health board, said to a United Press re porter: "The plague is by no means ended. We acted promptly and on the first suspicions, but you see how many had been scattered around and had already come in contact with many other persons, and you may look for new cases hourly. I have ordered fresh squads of men to do duty on the case. We have seen nothing like it in years." President Wilson, of the health department, said: "We have located all of the i!80 Hebrews who came here in the Massilia and have all the houses where they lodge quarantined. We know of about 200 Russian Hebrews who have come in contact with the known victims and who have lately left the city. We are now busy tracing them up. The Italians, too, who came on the Massilia, have been in a great measure located. ,Sev«M>ty-six In All. . NEW YOKK, Feb. 13, — Eleven more cases of typhus Sever have been discovered among Jewish immigrants, making eeventy-six in all. Kislit 3I(ini Typhus Onsen. NEW YORK. Feb. 15. —Late in the afternoon eight more cases of typhus fever were discovered in the loclymj.; house conducted by the United Hobrev.- charities at 42 East Twelfth ytret'f. They were removed to North Brothers island. ___ _ TO BLOW UP SHIPS. <j6NCmE85IONAL PROCEEDINGS. SWINDLED THE REDS. IMPRISONMENT FOR LIFE. o Noll, the (Sibley Cauuty (Jlinn.) Mur- tlev«f Kscapes tho Gullows. HENDERSON, Minn., Feb. 13.—Judge Cadwell has denied tho motion for a new trial in the case of James O'Neil, who was convicted of murder in tho first degree last December for the killing of Michael Collins, while in an altercation over a well. After the denial of a new trial, followed by a short plea for mercy by the defendant's counsel, Cy Wellington, Judge Cadwell commuted the penalty oi : hanging to imprisonment for lii ? e at hard labor in the penitentiary. When the prisoner was asked what he had to say for himself, and whether he was sorry for what he did, he responded that he was, but it was too late now, whereupon the judge sentenced him as above stated, giving as a reason for commuting the sentence that the defendant was unduly excited at the time of the shooting. The scene was a very stirring one, the judge himself being very much effected, as were also many others in the court room. The action of the court meets with satisfaction. An almost universal opinion prevailed that the prisoner would have to hang. O'Neil's own testimony on the trial was in substance that he had deliberately and without warning, shot the deceased Collins. His own testimony was regarded the strongest evidence for conviction. The case excited much interest, and has cost Sibley county $3,500. THE WORST IS KNOWN. AJl tlir. Bodies of tbe Hotel Uoyul Victims UwIieveJ to Have Been Kocoverod. NEW YORK, Feb. 10.—The worst iu regard to the Hotel Royal fire is now believed to be known. Seventeen persons in all, eleven women and six men, is the sum total of the dead. Of these seven have been positively identified and two others partially GO. The warden of the morgue has been notified by tho commissioners of charities and corrections to bury all of the unidentified bodies.by Friday. At 5 o'clock Contractor Gftllaghan withdrew his men from the ruins. He said that every inch of the debris bad been overhauled and that body had been recovered. The of jailing is etill very large, but all #1 thew b$ye undoubtedly eacajwd. Great Amount of Timber Stolen From Font! iln Ijiir, Indians. DULUTH, Feb. la.—United States interior department special agents who have investigated tho matter are of the opinion that the Indians of the Fond du Lac reservation,near here, have been shamefully abused. Their reservation is some twelve miles square, and lies between the lines of the Duluth aud Winnipeg and Northern Pacific railroads, with the Duluth, Mesaba raid Northern running into it at one point. It was originally exceedingly rich in a very high grade of pine and cedar timber; in fact, was selected by the redskins on account of its timber value. They have not been allowed by the government to cut any but burned, dead a7id fallen timber, which they were to take out and dispose oi: to tho lumber companies operating close by. Their land should, therefore, ba covered by a splendid .growth of line pine. Stol» «0,OOO,0(U> t-'aet, As a matter of fact, the government agents find it nearly depleted. One agent alone has minutes of 00,000,000 feet of pine that has been cut off without apparently so much as a cent of payment to the rightful owners. Once or t\vic» before this tho jj;ovei-maent, on the report of the interior department, has compelled illegal choppers to make restitution, and now it has made a wholesale seizure, has branded some 6,000,000 feet of logs and tens of thousands of telegraph poles, cedar posts and railway ties— for the robbers took everything clean— with the stamp "U. S.," aud in two weeks will offer tho lot for sale here." It will probably be all bid in by the very people who did the chopping, and who will thus bo able to secure the timber at si less price than they would have to pay if bought in the first pluse. It is probable that three-fourths of the timber of the Fond du Lac reservation has already baen stolen and cut off. An Staled by l'ru«l<l«»t Hill. SPOKANE, Wash., Feb. 12.—J. J. Hill, president of the Great Northern, is in I Spokane. His mission is to arrange a right-of-way thiw.gh the city. lie addressed the citizens at tiio theater on the matttr. It is propoiv.'d tu make Spokane the end of a division and build large car aud uuichiuo shop.-;, hi the course of hia address, Hill tail: "When the Vine is completed to the tidewater of the Pacific, tho Great Northern will put on a lino of bteamers equal in all appointments to any now afloat this side of the continent, which will compete for the Japan aud China trade." A Jfuw EU'Ctricul Torpedo Succes§fti!iy VGKt.etl in I'tirlamontU Harbor. LONDON, Feb. 10.—There was an interesting and succeesful test in Portsmouth harbor of the new Sinis-Edison electrical torpedo. The trial took place under the direction of the admiralty officials, and representatives of most of the European powers were present. The naval attaches of France, Germany, Russia, Austria, Italy, Spain and Turkey were among those who witnessed the experiment, and the United States were represented by Messrs. Post and Emory. Tho torpedo was launched in Stokes bay, from the steamer Drudge, which was loaned for the purpose by the Armstrongs who are understood to be intei'e.sted in the invention. Mr. Sims personally operated the torpedo. Ic was sent out a distance of a mile and a quarter, and was under such perfect control that the manipulator turned it at will in any direction while tho Drudge was steaming rapidly along- more than a mile a-\vay. All the witnesses expressed great admiration for the invention. ', Feb. ».-Miv Mti&tll< senate finance committee, reported ad* versi'iy »• number oi noimto bills, aS fol* lows: Mr. Teller's bill for the flffee cbhiagfe of gold p.nd silver bullion; Mr. Peffev'S Mil to increase the circulating medium by isssuiu.n; tvesw.ry notes based oil coitt and bullion i a bill introduced by th<s lute Senator Plumb to provide for the retirement of national bank notes and the free coinage of silver: Mr. Hiscock's bill to re-onact. L-hc act. to HOCUVO a national currency and t'i.i;cd States bonds; Mr.Poffer'n bill providing tor the issue of money to the former* of Indiana,; Mr. Kyle's bill making coi-uiiu is>uefi of money legal tender for the payment of all debt*. Iti tho hc;ino Mr. McMillia reported favorably the resolution providing for full Investigation of the Keystone National bank, the Kpring Garden National bank, of PhiladelplJ'.a, and the Maverick National bank, of Boston, by the committee on banking and currency. A bill to provide lor the succession to tho presidency of the secretary of agriculture iu case of death or disabilityof all the other cabinet o'fttcers. Wednesday. WASHINGTON, Feb. 10.—In the house Mr. Bland reported a freo coinage bill aud asked that it be placed on the calendar. A bill wrfs passed authorising the construction of a bridge at Burlington, la. The house, as a committee of the whole, proceeded to consider the military academy appropriation bill, and at B:05, with the bill still under discussion, the house adjourned. In the senate several pension bill* were reported and placed on the calendar. Mr. Sherman -reported from the committe on foreign relations and asked immediate consideration of a bill providing for the appointment by the president of a commissioner general and two assistant commissioners, to serve without compensation to represent the United States at the Columbian ox-position of 1862, in Madrid. The bill was passed. The printing bill was taken up, and was under discussion when the senate adjourned. Thursday. "WASHINGTON, Feb. 11.—On request of Mr. Vest the bill providing for the erection o" postoffice buildings in cities where receipts amount to over $3,000 was made M special order for Monday week. A bill was passed to appropriate 8200,000 for a public building at Cheyenne, Wyo. In the house the military academy appropriation bill was debated. Pending debate the house adjourned. 'Friday. WASIIKJGVOX, Feb. 12.—A resolution was adopted setting apart Saturday, April 0, for tributes of respect to the, late Hon. M. "W. "Ford, of Michigan, also to print ti,000 additional copies 61' the president's mess' age on tlie Chilian question. Favorable i report was made by the committee on pub! lie lands on a bill to adjust swamp laud grants, and to fix the limitation for filing I claim». The military academy appropria- | tion bill was passed. The senate was not in session. Saturday. WASHINGTON*, Feb. 18.—In tho morning hour-the house resumed the consideration of the bill for the better control of and to promote the safety of national banks. After some discussion the bill was passed. Mr. Peel, o£ Arkansas, from the committee on Indian ufl'aiiv, reported the Indian appropriation bill. Referred to committee of the whole. On motion of Mr. Camitt- etti, oi! California, a joint resolution was passed requesting the secretary of war to report what, amount of money can be | pi'ofiiuUy expended in carrying out the ; recommendation ol! the commission to in- i vestignt:; the mining debris question in i Cniit'ornia. The house then proceeded to the consideration o£ the house calendar, the livst bill being that amending the internal revenue laws by abolishing the minimum punishment for a violation thereof. It was passed without division and the house adjourned. The senate was not in session. ftettfe of OP A Interest «fl«f Diego, ' Firebugs aW at work at Cat,' '.: v .; ; : -y ..;:. T'he English parliament convened Tuesday. There are said to bo 10,000 pensioners of the United States residing in foreign countries. Pftrneliite members of parliament met in London and elected John Redmond'as chairman. The New York court of appeals has confirmed the sentence oi: Jeremiah Cotte, to be 'electrocuted, Half a million people viewed there* mains of Rev. C. H. Spurgepn at the London tabernacle Tuesday. Four anarchists were garroted on Wednesday morning at Xeres, Spain. The condemned men were leaders of the .riots in January. A reward of $1,000 is offered for the capture of tho men who robbed the United States. mail on the Brooklyn ferryboat lauC Week. In the United States court } Ambrose M. Otis, ex-postmaster at Coleman, Marinette county.who was found guilty of robbing registered letters, was sentenced by Judge Jenkins to five years Imprisonment. Cincinnati and Columbus, 0., both suffered disastrous firea Wednesday. Emperor William asks for increased appropriations for tho German navy.. The funeral of C. Hi Spurgeon was held at the tabernacle, London, Thursday. Hedspeth, the notorious Missouri train robber has been captured in San Francisco. Negotiations in regard to a reciprocal trade with Canada have been formally opened in Washington. Several people were injured, some fatally, by a collision between a train and a street car at Chicago. La Crosse celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of its founding by the dedication of its new city hall Wednesday. The golden chalice and all the silver were stolen from the St. Marys church, Toronto. The vandala broke up images, candlesticks and other articles they found too cumbersome to carry. Princess Montbeliard, of Paris, a daughter of Mr. Singer, the sowing machine manufacturer, who recently secured a divorce, denies tho report that she is about to marry again. FOR THE EIGHTH Wrtttev H. CIRCUIT. Paul, j fit, Sunburn, of fil by the F UK, Feb. 10. — President Harris, Jii has sent tho nam» of Walter H. ban born, of St. Paul, to be judge of the Eighth judicial ciicu.it, to the senate. of Gold Club C'ouvfliitlon. DWIUP.T, Ills., Feb. 15.—Tin'- first annual convention of: tho bichloride of gold club of the world has uc-yun. Over i'OO delegates v/cru in attendance. Dr. Keeley delivered tho address of welcome. Samuel ..luor;-: was chosen chairman. The delegates were divided on several questions, tho most '' important of which is the control everted over the branch clubs by tho Dwight orgaiii/ation, in which the branch clubs havu no re;:n-.'.sentation. Tints question will probably come up for discussion at the next mot'tin;?. A Result (if:: t'riul. iRiono, Ky., Feb. 15.—A serious shooting aliray tu:/;-: i'lLici-.' Jit Stony Fork quarry, three iiiik--i i'rom this place, as u result of the Turner-Parker feud. Frank ilariin, who ha.s been working in the quarry for a fe-iv days puiit, w:is notifiir;! several times to leave. During the afternoon Y/illiam Brooks, of the Pavkev gang, cauio upon Martin suddenly and began fa-iug. Several shots took effect, one in .M-.trim's stomach, which physicians say will prove fatal. Brooks fled to the mountains and is still ^it large. Sullivan Uutiicu It, LEAVEXSVOKTII, Kan., Feb. 13.—When Jo'an L. Sullivan was t,-io\vii tho dispatch iu inoruin;-; puj.er.s tu 1 ii-. j effect WASHINGTON", Feb. 15.—The Springer free wool bill WHS fr.vornWy reported to the bouse, a!:-:o a bill to jjiaca cotton bagging, ties, etc.. on the. i'iv.e list. A minority report will be presented. A resolution was paw-d to investigate the effect upon agriculture of the present tariff law. In t'l:e senate a, resolution was passed to •invesl'.i.KiitH tho workings of the immigra- i tioti bureau, especially in connection with the recent typhus fever importation; also to inveKtigatii the subject of option dealing. Several bridgo bills were passed. Schooner u <'omj»U<t« Wreck. ST. JOHNS, N. B., Feb. 15.—The schooner Franklin Pierce, bound from Pffeiviboro for this port with coal, is a complete wreck at Black Point. LATEST MAKET REPORT. St. I'aul UiUon Stock Ynrrts SOUTH ST. PAUL, Fob. 15, isn;. HOGS — Up to no' i n not enough arrlvod to nip.!;:' a market, but ;ulviijes were received of ;•.!! ..•••!•! .he road. Valiu-.-, xrcro quoted u&liv- Wi ::..,-.'. (.V.TT'ijE— Only one load offered balance m>- h'4t thvuu:.<u tu North I.'akota ranges. Uoou l,uti:h(-v suil'i' Kt rant; and active; Ktockers autl 1'ci'duVM ir. dfuiiind, 1'rUuu steers, 43.50Jft >'!; fjo'jcl i-t< or:?, .'>'..W.'2<I.":'); primu cows, i-S.'.JU.;";/ :i.iji; -'.niKi cov.-.-, i : ;MI ii':!.:.'.-ii.i; common to )';iir cows. .•.-.l.:i"ii.!,-.IU; lii;Hl veal calvei, JS.U.^ii'i.rii; litavy (,'iUvi'S, isJ.OOiiio.ir.l; t.loekei'8, SjIi.lUi/U.U;; feedtu-s, i-!i.4J;-i:.'.8j; bulls, t.mgs and oxen, j.!.:;i (n.:i.^5. .SHKKi'— Sloudy. N<y rowipts and no iiiii- inj;. .Muttons., S-i.O (^-1.15; lambs, $'H.Ui<,i.7j; ?to'jkei'» iind i'Lvdei-:?, 3 o.U i(c>1.0i). Kieccir-.ii: ilogK, Vo; cattle, 300; calves, 5; Vv'HEAT— Februsiry losed, 800: 7'Jiiy, opuu- ; .ibj.-; hi;.;Ufht, Ki;a •; Lowest, fc'U'/.io; elosiug, . i-iu ti-iic'li— No. 1 !ian.l, t-~i4e; No. 1 North- £7Hi f '; Xo. 2 Northern, ti:Xt>3le. Villard has boon elected president of the Edison General Electric company. John A. McOall has been elected president of the New York Life Insurance company. Cardinal Paul Melohers, at Berlin, and Cardinal Gaspard Mermillod, at Berne, are dying. Lincoln's birthday was generally observed as a holiday in the principal 1 cities of tho country Friday. The United Mine Workers' association has refused to send delegates to thp People's party convention iu St. Louis, Feb. as. ' After electing their board of directors for 1893, the stockholders-of the Illinois Steel company resolved to increase their capital stock from $^5,000,000 to $60,'000,000. The first volume of the blue book for 1891 shows that there are employed in the postal service of the United States in all capacities 18-1,481 persons, and in all other departments of the government 62,863 persons, making a total of 24/,249 peraonsi The Michigan supreme court has decided that the. order of Judge Saboll releasing Convict Wilson, who was sentenced to tlie state prison under the defunct intermediate sentence law, should stand. By thia decision a dozen convicts will be relased who were sentenced to the prison under the law. A tanners' trust is being formed. A stockman and his little daughter were killed by wild doga in Kansas. Dr. Edward McGrlyun expects to be reinstated in the Catholic priesthood. Secretary Blaine will oppose Tom Reed's election as a delegate to the Minneapolis convention. Twenty-four sailors and coalheavers of the Baltimore who were wounded in Valparaiso have file claims aggregating $1,305,000. The American Federation of Labor accuses the world's fair management of discriminating against labor unions. Tho federation may boycott the fair. Diphtheria has developed to such an extent iu Pleasant View, a suburb of Black River Falls, Wis.. that the physicians have ordered the schools to bo closed. Tho Kansas City road's new move will result in passenger rates being lowered to 3 cents per mile. Tho road will issue 3,000-mile transferable tickets ! for IjViO. The Republican state executive committee OL ! Teimesse-a has called a state convent ion for May 4 to nominate a candidate for governor and select delegates to the national convention. It is likely that, all the railroads entering Chicago will build and use a belt line instead of elevating their tracks in response to tho demand caused by the numerous crossing accidents.' HAWKEYE HAPPENINGS. Vagrants arrested nt Clinton ate put to work on the stone pile. Burlington ico men have put up abotit 7,500 tons of ice this winter. Two hundred p^rsono have been converted at a Do» Moines revival. Burglars have been working in the country iu the vicinity of Dubuque. ^ The house has passed tho Australian ballot bill with only one dissenting vote. ' The Pioneer Lawmakers of Iowa helcl their annual meeting at Dos Momes last week." 1 ' i The annual conclave of the Scottish Rite Masons will be held at Lyons this, week. Burlington will issue 100 saloon licenses this month, receiving therefor $3,500,. Scarlet fever ia raging fiercely at Nora Springs again. Tho public schools have been closed. ' Aifurthers' cO'Opei'ative eotnpany has be^p^f^rmed at Geneva for the purpose- of building elevators. E|The Iowa State Sunday School association will hold its annual convention at Marshalltovm June 14-16. The plans and specifications for Wapello county's new court house have been adopted. The building will coat 184/000.. . • Two young fellows who. had ..been extorting monfey from widows on threats of bloVving'up their houses were arrested at Ottumwa, la. During the past year as many as ten doge have gone mad in Hancock county, and the county has paid out over $1,800 for stock destroyed by them., . Iowa, in its exhibits at the exposition, will show the various forms in which corn products are useful as food, and also the processes of their preparation. George J. Jones, one of Iowa's first senators, and one of the best known men in the otate, was admitted to the bar at Des Moiues, Wednesday. He is DO years old. Tho captain's commission given by President Madison in 1812 to Robert Lucas, who was the first governor of Iowa, is still preserved by his family in Davenport. At Des Moines, the Capital City opera house block burned Tuesday night. Several adjoining buildings were damaged to a greater or less extent. The loss was $50,000. The audience had just left. J. S. Hattery has just returned to Waterloo from Philadelphia, where he has formed, a company for the manufacture of distilling apparatus, which scientists pronounce one of tho finest inventions ever made. Miss Julia Long, teacher in the Mar- ehalltown schools, was shot twice in the head and dangerously wounded by Saui Kelly, an Iowa Central engineer, who then" turned the revolver on himself and blew his brains out; A love'affair. that he had si-aic.i articles to i'iv;Ut Maker for i. purse of sy.'i.'iO'.t. tho champion said there* was 'ant, a \vord of truth in it. H« attributes the article as belonging to Billy Maddou, who is .Maher'u backer. War Clutuia liill to C"ui« Uy. WASHINGTON, Feb. 17. — The house committee on Avar claims has author- ised Mr. Enloe to call up ih tho house the bill providing tor damages cause by the troops during tlie war by their occupancy of schools, colleges m>d churches. by DiiviU. LONDON, Feu. M -Michael Davitt, in asroeoh at Mitldlulon, said it was not generally known that irish properties were mortgaged v j English bankers and othvrs to the extent of £;C',!,UOU,Ot)0. Ht announced thai, hu would not run for C'lilv:\gn I/IVH Stock. CHICAGO U^iON STOCK YABDS, I Feb. lii, ;»«. f CATTLli—MurUtt steady at uuchangoa i.'J i Quii ity fair. Heavy, .l medium, $-l.&o&t.to '— Mai-kfct moderately active at un- 1-U'ii-es. : C'littli:, l-l,WKi; Uogs, 29.0W; sheep, t'hicajji> Uruin ami Provision*. CHICAGO, Feb. 15, 13'J.J. Ol'KNJNd PK1CES. WHKAT-May.M^e. COU.N -March, -ll^iu; May, O \Tri--Muv, ol)4 i(,:Jl%c. POWK-May. SI. MO. LA)!L)-Mny. ^'•'* SHORl' KIBS-Mny, CI,0:JiS.'O PIUCB9. 'W'-:i-: -'.v-iVjruwv, aaHci M »v- CGI'. V- -ij'ij'jvuury, 40>ic; ftlavcU, iiv..|;i,c OATS-iVbruavy. 3<l& ^fey. 3J^e. POKK -Altiy, Twenty-two wolves were killed by a Kansas hunting party Saturday. A valuable gold mine is said to have been discovered near Luthrop, Mo. Tha Louisiana Lottery company will locate iu Mexico in 1898, it is said. Id consequence of the financial crisis Portugal will not take part iu the wuriil'rf 1'alr. The Canadian reciprocity negotiations in Washings on have been concluded, but no results are xiven out. Ihe widow of Millionaire Snell has been threatened with death unless sh • pays osvr $2,000 lo unknown j/a-n-M John Kelly, the negro who murdered J. T. Me Adams ut Piae Bluff, Ark., was lynched in the preae. ce oil 10.WJ yv^^i-.-. Invitations will soon be issued to all the wcliiteoie in tlie world to attend the convention of wcbiteots during the world's fair. Otto wd Edith, agsd respectively ig soul U yoAv*. children, of Wayne Siu»ox,a P*'nim-}y«nj* e»j?weer, of §04- In "Stormy Jordan's" habeas corpus case, at Keokuk, Judge Watson filed an opinion ordering that the rule to show cause be discharged and the writ refused. This leaves nothing for' Jordan but to serve out his sentence, amounting to several years in all. The attorneys of Portlock, on trial for the murder of James Andrews at Burlington, entered a plea of guilty of man- slauj;liter, thus concluding the trial. Judge Casey will sentence Portlock to, the Anamosa' penitentiary for eight years. The record 'for quick time in love,! courtship and marriage was broken ail Fairfield by an old gentleman from Keo-1 kuk county,who came there, met an old lady, fell iu love with her, proposed and was accented, procured a license and | was married to her all inside of thirty minutes from the time he first laid eyes on her. A strange condition of a corpse is reported from Randall. Friday morning: Chris Omvig died of consumption, but his body remained limp and relatives question* 7 his '"'cuih. Saturday night they se? . for a doctor, who examined the remains, applying the usual tests for the purpose of ascertaining whether or not life was extinct. Ho decided that tho corpse was in fact a corpse, and advised them to bury him if no other signs of life were shown. At Council Bluffs, quite an excitement was craned by a Catholic priest refusing to allow the American banner to enter his church. The stare and stripes covered the casket of a departed old soldier, a member of the G. A. R., also a Catholic. After his refusal to admit the body with the flag, tho G.A.R. marched past the church with the remains, and no service was held. Father O'Rourke offers mi apology to the G. A, R., and claims he vau mistaken in the rules in regard to the admittance of regalias and banners of secret societies to the church. Notwithstanding his apology, the people are wrought up, and a bitter factional fight is anticipated. King's Opera House at Independence on Friday night, was the scene of a dfca graceful riot. A debate between Frat James of that city, and Abraham Ba; of Cedar Rapids, was advertised a drew a packed house. Bain failed appear. The people demanded an i tertaininent or the refund of thei: money. A song and dance was substituted, but did not satisfy the crowd. To qvdet the crowd the management turned off the lights. Then a general riot ensued. Portable chairs 'were- thrown out of doors, windows smashed, opera chairs broken and scenery torn. Damage, $:i,«000. No arrests. E. L, Morris, of Dohlonega township, near Ottumwa, was strung up by wUit#» caps Thursday. He was cut down be»' fore life was extinct and ordered t», leave immediately. The township is now up in arms. Detectives have cony eluded that Fletcher McClosbey, Tisli King and William Peuvoy \yere responsible for the outrage. Morris seems tQ have incurred their illwill by refusing & a few weeks ago, to longer harbor a man named Bokart, who refused to pay V%io l*/-i.*>.y} *OV»in i^nanear) Rrilravfc crt his board. This incensed B»kart so that one day during Morris's absence he attacked his wife and injured Q&$ »everly. J&orris had threatened, to, thootBokart Q» sight, and Bol?arfc'8 blends have taken the matter up. Captain Kittornuuu f 111 ^ o*h er prowi- aeut citizens have sided wi lu —" wad have furnished him with, a to protect liis Uoiue uud farm, aj •-%»4fe|»jwt*m' -—-- "•''- tteaa

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