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THE Ml'UBLlCAN, ALG6H&, JOWA, WKDXK8DAY, FEBRtTARY §4, 1862, WANT HILL FOB LEADER, NEW YORK DEMOCRATS ENDORSE HIM FOR PRESIDENT. Eulogized by Temporary Chairman Beebo and Chairman Slcklea—The Senator Appenra and l£nkas a Speech to tho l)el«(jnte»—An Opposition Convention to Be Hold May 31. ALBANY, N. Y., Feb. 22.—The day opened cloudy, but, happily, without prospects of rain to dampen the ardor of Democratic hosts who began to gather at an early hour. The state committee met at 9:80 o'clock and disposed of contests. The New York committee to protest against the early convention was then admitted and state:! its case. Upon motion oi ! Mr. Crocker the question was laid on the table by unanimous vote. The committee then decide d upon officers of the convention as follows: Temporary chairman, George M. Beebo; permanent chairman, General Daniel E. Sickels; secretaries, Charles R. Da Freest, Calvin Howson, Charles F. Dunning. Jnmes T. Lully, William Jellis ami Charles Sutherland. At 12:31 Chairman Murphy called the convention to order, and the names of the temporary officers were submitted. Temporary Chairman Beebe made a speech referring iu eulogistic terms to jfiTi-i'-- iimm ffip-a^^^! lyl>1l _,-. 8M xgi> S^ - ^/^>N Senate- choice didate. the Ii:: t ^« 'D. B. HILL. Kill, and plainly hinting at hia :,:s ;<7>-y,v York's presidential can- Secretary DeFreest then read o!' iL-'k-^utes, and after the call rou ior ti he appointment of cora- a recess mittees the convention took until 4 p. m. At -1:15 Chairman. Beebe called the convention to order. Daniel Griffin presented the report of the committee on credentials, which was adopted. John E. Dayton made the report of the committee on permanent organization, naming General Sickles for permanent chairman, Tho report was adopted and General Sickles was introduced amid loud and continued applause. After the applause had subsided General Sickles thanked the convention for the honor conferred in choosing him to preside, and proceeded to arraign the Republican party for the McKinley tariff bill, the force bill and extravagance in tli:> co'i:luct of the country's businosH. Herring to Senator Hill and the preficlsncy, the general said: We shall present the name of a gallant leader whose bnnuer is inscribed with many victories, and under whom tho Democracy ol' Now York never has been and never will be defeated; a leader who wa.s elected to the senate of the United States; without tho expenditure of a dollar; a. leader we love because the enemies of the Democratic party hate and fear him; a li'.-;<lw ia whom the veteran soldiers c,i: Xtw York havo always found r. steadfast, friend; a leader wiio.se success is always the rrhnaph of his party; a leader whose relation to the presidency cf the United States would give to the whola people an administration guided and directed in all of its measures by the principles, the policy and the traditions of Jefferson and Jackson. Every point in General Sickles' speech was applauded vigorously. The mention of Senator Hill's name at its conclusion was the signal for round after round of applause. Mr. Sulser, from the committee on resolutions, presented the report of that committee which waa read by the secretary as follows: Tho IMntforin. The Democratic party of the state ot New York in convention assembled renews the pledge of its fidelity to the great cause of tariff reform, and to ihe whole Democratic faith and tradition, as affirmed in our national platforms from 18TO to lbfe'0, as well as iu our state platforms concurrent with the opening of Governor Tilden's brief, and the close of Governor Hill's long, thrice approved and alike illustrious service iu the chief magistracy of the Empire state. 1. Gold and silver the only legal tender; no currency inconvertible with coin. 2. Steady steps toward specie payments; no step backward. S. Honest payment of the public debt in coin; sacred preservation of the public faith. 4. Revenue reform, federal taxation for revenue only; no government partnership with protected monopolies. 5. Home rule to limit and localize most jealously the foreign powers intrusted to the public servants, municipal and federal; no centralization. (i. Equal and exact justice to all men; uo partial legislation, no partial taxation. 7. The presidency a public trust, uot a private perquisite: uo third term. «. Economy in the public expense that labor may be lightly burdened. We steadfastly adhere to the principles of a sound finance. We are against the coinage of any silver dollar which is not of the intrinsic value <»f every other dollar of the United States. 1 We, therefore, denounce the new Sher- Jaan silver law, under which one-tenth of our gold stock has been exported and all our silver output has been dammed up at borne, not only as a false pretense, but an actual hindrance pi the return to a free bi- uxetallie coinage and as tending only to one kiad o| monq- hones* mbnfty everywhere lit Itlgmitlzlttf the Sherman progressive sllvW basts law as no solution of the gold and silver question, and ns a fit Appendix to the subsidy and bounty swindle, tho McKinley worse- than-war tariff, tho Blainff reciprocity humbug, the* squandered surplus, the advancing deficit, the defective census and falsified representation and the revolutionary procedures of the billion dollar congress—all justly condemned by the peoples' great uprising last November, (1890), u verdict which renewed this year (1802) will empower Democratic statesmen to guide the people's councils and to execute the people's will. Alter reviewing the record of tlie Democratic party in New York the resolutions strongly urge Governor Hill as the next Democratic presidential candidate, expressing confidence in his ability to lead the party to victory. Governor Flower also conies in for a share of commendation. At the reading of the resolution instructing the delegation to present the name of Senator Hill there waa prolonged applause. At the close of tho reading, the resolutions were unanimously adopted. John R. Fellows took the floor and moved that Senator Hill be invited to address the convention and that a committee of three bo appointed to escort him to the hall. Tho committee on delegates and electors then presented the list of delegates to tho natioiuil convention and of electors. A resolution was passed authoris- ing the state committee to fill vacancies in tiiia list or in any nomination for state officers. At four minutes to 5 o'clock Senator Hill appeared at tho hnad of the aisle escorted by the committee. His appearance was greeted with prolonged applause, most of the great audience standing and waving hats and handkerchiefs. When the convention had quieted, Chairman Sickles introduced thp senator. Be said: "Gentlemen of the convention I have the honor to present to you, young Hickcry, the next president of the United States." The introduction was the signal foar renewed cheering. The senator read from manuscript a carefully prepared speech. At the conclusion of Hill's speech a motion to atljourn was then made and with a yell the convention at 5:27 adjourned sine die. After the adjournment Senator Hill held an impromptu reception on the stage of tlie convention hall. "BURN THE BMflGES." AN OPPOSITION CONVENTION. Cleveland Democrats Will Hold It at S'yracuso BI:iy 31, ALBANY, N". Y,, Feb. 22. —The conference of objectors to the early convention met in Union Hall at 2:!iO p. m. There were tbout 200 persons present. Amony them were ex-Secretary of the Treasury Fairchild, Congressman Tracy, E. Ellery Anderson, Senator Chase and W. D. Locke, of Buffalo. They decided to hold an opposition convention in Syracuse May SI. Speeches were made by Ex-Secretary Fairchild, who was chairman, and others. Nearly every city in the state, he said, was represented. It was a protest against the methods prevailing at tho convention. Mr. Fairchild said that a convention would be held later which would send delegates to Chicago. It is said that the plan of campaign of the provisional state committee so far as determined is to get 100,000 signatures of Democratic voters throughout the state to pledge against Hill and lay this monster pledge before the Chicago convention. WILL LET THEM KNOW. SIcGill Will Soon Say Whether He 17111 Kim for Governor. ST. PAUL, Feb. 22.— It was learned from a group of G. A. E. veterans at the Union depot that a delegation from the southwestern part of the state consisting of twenty -live or thirty veterans, and representing four counties, had called on ex- Governor McGill in his office in Minneapolis and insisted upon knowing whether ho would be a candidate for the nomination for governor next fall. Mr. McGill was much surprised and at a temporary disadvantage. His visitors assured him of their good will and warm support in the event of his candidacy, and in return he thanked them very cordially and said to them that, while lie was undetermined in the matter of contending for the nomination, he would take under consideration their request to "come out," and would let them know his decision at an early date. ___ MINNESOTA DEMOCRATS. The State Central Committee In Session at St. Paul. ST. PAUL, Feb. 17.— The Democratic State Central committee is holding a meeting to fix the date for the state convention and to transact other business. After organization the committee adjourned until a p. m., at which time they met behind closed doors at the Merchants hotel. The committee transacted routine business, listened to reports of secretary and treasurer, and fired upon March 31 as the date of the state convention, at St. Paul. Accept No Russian Hebrew*. NEW YOBK, Feb. 18.— The agents of the White Star, Hamburg-American and North German Lloyd steamship lines cabled directions to their agents in Europe to accept no more Russian He- lirew passengers. This refusal of companies to take any more of these passengers will prevent the spreading of the fever here. The action of the companies waa prompted by the expressed determination of the port health officials to detain at quarantine every vessel which has aboard as passengers Russian Hebrews. South Dakota U Sioux FALLS, S. D., Feb. 17.— The Republican State Executive committee met here and decided that the basis of representation should be one delegate in the state convention for every fifty votes or major fraction thereof cast for Mellette at the test state election, Chamberlain w#0 choten &j the convention city «w4 4t*rch ^to,t.(i.%te. No, THAT t6 BE THE MOTTO OP THS INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATIONS. The Bl«r Convention «t St. Lout* T« Rapidly Getting; Bendy f ( ,j> Work. St>eflc1io.< l»y folk, I'owdefly and jjon- •lly, Afo Ltatennt.t to by the ST. Louis, Mo., Feb. 22 — There were two noticeable features of the first day's session 'of the national conference of the Industrial Organizations. One was the vigor, determination and earnestness that characterized the delegates. The other was the enthusiasm that was evoked by every declaration to the fact that the industrial granger elements could no longer trust to the tender mercies of the two old parties, but that hereafter tin- watch-word must be "Burn the bridges." In its personnel the gathering was a decided improvement upon those held at Ocala, Cincinnati and Indianapolis within tho past eighteen months. It- was n sober, sensible and dignified assemblage. There were in tlie neighborhood of 2,500 men and women in the hall whf^n the chairman's gavel fell, and the gathering was called to order. Just how many of these are accredited delegates, cannot, however, be satisfactorily determined until the report of the committee on credentials is presented It was after 2 o'clock when Ben Terrell, of Texas, the national lecturer of the National Farmers' and Industrial .Alliance called the conference to order. In doing so he said that justice to all nnd special privileges to none should be their motto. Following the opening speech, the delegates were welcomed to the city at the end of the big bridge in a neatly turned address from C. P. Walbridge, president of the city council. Polk was called upon to make the first response and although pleading bad health lie delivered himself of a vigorous address. A sensational incident marked the appearance of Master "Workman Powderly, who was next introduced. He had proceeded well into his speech and was in the midst of a, stirring sentence, full of fire and spirit, when he suddenly turned pale, half reeled against the desk^and at the same time clapped his hand over Ids breast in the region of his heart. There waa a painful stillness for a moment, which was only broken by hia remarking: "I can't go on. I shall have to stop," bufc the audience, few of whom were acquainted with tho fact that the labor leader is a great sufferer from heart affection, would nob have it so, and there was a great shout of "Don't give up; go on, try again." "Yes, I will try again," ejaculated Powder ly, and nerving himself by a great, effort, he rt sumed his address. Ignatius Donnelly, who waa the last speaker, made a characteristic address. By this time the convention had had enough of speeches and it manifested n desire to get down to more important business. Marion Cannon, of California, was chosen temporary chairman, and J. W. Hayes, of Pennsylvania, a one- armed labprite, and John B. Stell, of Illinois, n one-le"gged granger, were elected secretaries. After some debate regarding proceedings, it was decided that the various organizations should appoint their own members of the committee on credentials and a recess was taken for consultation. Upon reassembling the 'committee was announced and at (5 o'clock the convention adjouwied until morning. CHILDREN CREMATED. Threo nianibera of n Michigan Family llurucd in Their Dwelling. IKONWOOD, Mich., Feb. 33.— A store building wlv^se first floor was occupied as a saloon and the second story as a residence, by Charles de Longcamps, was burned and three children were burned to death. The fire originated in the kitchen from an explosion of kerosene and spread like a flash through the building. The mother, with a two- weeks-old babe in her arms, and the two eldest children were rescued with great difficulty. Albert, Marie and Charles, aged 7, 5 and 2 years, respectively were burned within the building, Several prominent citizens were seriously burned while attempting the rescue of the little ones. LANDS CHANGE HANDS. Million Dollar Trautifer of I^.nds at Chicago. CHICAGO, Feb. 23.— A million dollar transfer of Minnesota mineral lands was consummated at the Grand Pacific hotel. The land in question comprises sixty pieces, averaging 120 acres to a piece or a total of 7,!iOO acres, and is situated in Itasca and St. Louis counties, Minnesota, and was bought by a syndicate headed by ex-Governor "Campbell of Ohio, the price paid being §1,000,000. fONAL Sund for ST. PAUL, Feb. 20.— Several novel suits have been commenced in the district court against the St. Paul City railway. It involved the question whether a corporation can be held for slander, The suits are brought by six discharged conductors who want damages for being charged by the company with larceny, commonly known as "knocking down." Noblo Sceutg a Slutiopoly. WASHINGTON, Feb. 23. — Scretury Noble has stated that he would nol approve the Washburn bill incorporating the Yellowstone National Park company without making the members acquainted with its character. The secretary has formed the idea that the bill is calculated to foeter a great monopoly. Will Pejuautl £igbt Ho urn. BOSTON, Feb. 17.— The United hood of iQarpenters througjb^^t country wiU; cm May i, 4«tta eight honaf cowafcitute a daya tV ..vents VION, Veto, tfi,— The senate to* definitely postponed ttSie bill providing for aa income tax to pajf pensions and retired army officers. The Mgent deficiency bill was taken up and passed. It carries an appropriation of $300,000. including $250,. 000 for completing the Eleventh census. At a p. m. the Idaho contested election case was taken up, but no decision was reached. Tho house tabled the motion to reconsider the Vote by which the Russian relief resolution of the senate was indefinitely postponed. The measure is thus finally defeated. The deficiency appropriation bill was passed. It adds to the $20,0,000 deficiency for tho census $50,000 for the "division of farms, homes and mortgages." It increases tho item for the subsistence of tho Sioux from $116,514 to $148,914. Wednesday. WASHINGTON, Feb. If. — Immediately after the introduction of bills and resolutions the house went into committee of the whole (Mr. Bynum, of Indiana, in the chair) on the Indian appropriation bill. Mr. Peel made the opening speech and fully explained the provisions of the bill. Pending the debate tho house adjourned. Mr. Sherman, chairman of the senate committee on foreign relations, reported favorably a bill requesting the president of tho United States to return to the republic of Mexico, twenty-one battle flags captured by the army of the United States during the Mexican war. The senate passed bills increasing appropriations for public buildings at St. Paul, Mi«m., and Omaha, Neb-, to §1,400,000 and §800,000 respectively. The senate then resumed the discussion of the Idaho cases and ad- jouned at 5 p. in., with the case still pending. Thursday. WASHINGTON, Feb. 18.— Senator Palmer introduced his resolution for an amendment providing for the election of United States Senators by the people and spoke at length upon it. Speaker Crisp called the house to order, but immediately after the delivery o£ prayer resigned the gavel to Mr. Richardson, of Tennessee. The speaker pro tern. laid before the house the response of the secretary of the treasury to the house resolution asking for information as to the authority by which the 4 1-2 per cent, loan was extended. On motion of Mr. Newberry, of Illinois, it was ordered that when the house adjourned on Friday it shall be to meet on Tuesday. (This order is taken so as to eaable the members to accept the invitation to visit Chicago.) Mr. Geary, of California, from the committee on foreign affairs, reported a bill for the esclu- fion of Chinese. House calendar. JTricltty. WASHINGTON, Feb. 10.— In the sonata the bid extending for ten years existing provisions as to Chinese immigrantion was passed. The senate took tip bills on the calendar and passed thirty-tln-M relief bills and one public building bill.Tacoma, Wash., ,$100,000. At 4:35 the senate adjourned until Tuesday. Mr, McMillan presided in the house. By request of Mr. Bland an order was made for the printing of 10,000 additional copies of the free coinage bill and the majority and minority report thereon. In accordance with u resolution offered by Mr. Funston oi' Kansas March 19 was set aside for eulogies on the late Senator Plumb, The morning hour was dispensed with and the house immediately went into committee of the whole for the purpose oi considering the private calendar. In pursuance of the resolution adopted Thursday the house then adjourned at 4:25 uutij Tuesday next. THE BLAINE. CASE. Mrs. Blaint; I* Granted a Divorce and 8; 10O I'cr Mouth. DEADWOOD, S. D., Feb. 22.—A deci sion in the Blaine divorce case was unexpectedly handed down Saturday. It his dicision, Judge Thomas, after reciting the grounds on which the suit way brought, the fact that the couple were extremely young, and that the match was ill-advised, proceeds to give young Mr. Blaine a good roast. Mrs. Blaine senior, was also the subject of a few remarks from tho judge. The plaintiff is granted a divorce from James G. Blaine Jr., the child, James G. Blaine third, iy given to here care, and it is further ordered that the defendant pay the plaintiff $1,000, $000 suit money and $400 attorney fees, ami $100 per month for the support of herself and child. From Fright juirt Suffocation. INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 22.—The verdict of the coroner's jury in the investigation of the fatal fire in the surgical institute, which occurred some weeks ago, exonerates tne management and employes from all responsibility. The report further says that the patients died from fright, and that none were burned t« death, but met their fate by suffocation. LATEST MARKET REPORT. St. Paul Union Stock Yarrl» SOUTH ST. PAUL, Feb. 28,1892. HOGS—5310o lower. Yards cleared early t* puckers. Range, $4,25(aH.(i5. CATTLE -Steady; very few liold overs iu the pens and fresh receipts very few; practically uo business WHS doue for lack of material; demand only nominal. Prime steers, $3.0034.00; good Bteers, SW.503) 3.50; prime cows, $2.40®3.75; good cows, $2.0.1 ®3.40; common to fair cows, $1.0U®2.0J; light veal calves, $3.3a®4.03; heavy calves, $2.00® 3.JJ5; stockors, $3.0J®3.40; feeders, #2.40©:. > .85; bulls, stags and oxou, 81.255j3.35. SHEEP — Steady. Muttons, $1.0 i@4.7r> ; lambs, $4.00@i.7o; stackers and feeders, SaOi ©4.00. Receipts: Hogs, 400; cattle, 30; calves, 6 sheep, none. aiiuneupolis Grain. MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 22, 1893 WHEAT—February closed, Wo; May, opening, 88J£c;; highest, 89e: lowest, 88H»c; closing 88J4c. Ou track—No. 1 hard, 89^c; No. 1 Northera, »!%<.•; No. a Northern. 85c. Chicago Live Stock. CHICAGO UNION STOC* YAHD.S, ) •Feb. 8:5, i89i f CATTLE-Mavket stejuly. HOOS-Market sltady. H-wvy, $4.35@5.0.'>; mixucl ;url go'j<l medium, &4.iti;3)4.90; liuht 94A>W.X& " ' SlI'KKP-Markel steady. Hccoiptu: Cattle, l.OLKj; hogs, 11,300; 1,500. Chicago Grulu uiid J J rovl»U«i>«, CHICAGO, Feb. Si, , OPBNINa OP A WEEK. COK-S OATS .Mtvy, May, S -Mixy, SU.8% of Curtsnt tntey«»t Mention. The Prince'Of Wules will Visit the United Stated in Mny. The National Butter Makers' associ-' fttion met in annual session at Madison Wednesday. It is proposed to have a national conference of Independent voters held in New York in April. M. Sardon is writing a novel based oil his play, "Thermidor," which was suppressed by the mob. The Pine Eidge agency Indians have organized a society with the purpose of Tidvanceiaent in tho stkte of civilization. Owing to the death of his eldest .son ex-Senator Fair has changed his will and bequeathed to three orphan asylums $500,000. The woman in hiding in the woods in South Carolina, who was thought to be the missing Miss McBride of Minnesota, turns out to be another woman. British authors like the American copyright law; publishers do not mind it—some regard it with favor; printers and book manufacturers hate it. Catholic circles in Bonie are stirred up by a letter from an American working for the Cahensly movement attacking Archbishop Ireland and other churchmen. Several persons were shot in a dance house at Spokane, Wash. Nebraska Democrats have started a boom for Congressman Amos J, Cum- inings for president. Secretary ElMns is quoted as saying that President Harrison will be a candidate for re-election. Plots to kill both President Montt and General Canto, of Chili, have been discovered and thwarted. Captain G-ault and four eeamen of the sealing schooners Oscar and Hattie, were drowned at Nestucca, Or , while attempting to land in a small boat. President Paul Conrad, of the Louisiana State Lottery company, says that the report that the lottery intended to remove to Mexico is false; It will go out of the business when its charter expires. The pope declares that he considers a republic quite a legitimate form of government. The church, he says, will place itself in accord with the,French republic aa it has clone in the ' United States. Mr. Balfour has introduced the Irish local government bill in parliament. The Massachusetts Republican convention haa been called to meet April 20. The reciprocity negotiations between the United States and Mexico are suspended. The Indiana oil field is fast playing out. Already several wells have ceased to bo of value. Having been defeated in the chamber of deputies on the bill dealing with chirrch associations, the French cabinet resigns. The whaling bark Tamerlane, of Puna, Sand\vich islands, was wrecked Feb. 22. Captain Howland and seventeen men were drowned. At Columbus, Kan., lightning; struck the glazing mill of the Lp,mn-B,and powder works, exploding 440 kegs of pow> der, scarcely leaving enough of tho material of the building to mark the site. Between fifteen and twenty wolves have made their appearance in W>st Seneca, a suburb of Buffalo, N. Y., and women and children are afraid to go out of doors. A large party of men is hunting the wolves. Rev. T. De Witt Talmage suggests aa a solution of the world's fair Sunday closing matter that all the workshops and stores close Saturday afternoon, and that rtligious services be held in the fair buildings on Sunday. It is announced that the Bossick mine at Silver Cliff, Colo., has been sold to New York and San Francisco parties for $1,000,000. The pilot boat Polly has been found drifting and dismantled off the coast of England. The pilots and crew are believed to be lost. The mine troubles in the Coal Creek valley of Tennessee have at last been settled. * The mines will be run on the co-operative plan. Berry Turner, a noted outlaw, waa mortally wounded at Middleboro, Ky., while attempting to escape capture. He was then taken prisoner and hanged. A gang of young toughs attempted to rob the conductor of an interurban car in St. Paul Sunday night. The conductor was severely hurt, but the gang secured nothing. A bill has been introduced in the Missouri house redistricting the state. All districts are made Democratic except the Fourteenth, which is Republican by from 6,000 to 8,000. Ed Coy, the negro who outraged Mrs. Henry Jewell near Texarkana, Ark., was caught Saturday, tied to a tree, kerosene oil poured over him and a match applied by the woman he had outraged. Five thousand people witnessed the affair. The "wolf drive" which has boon in contemplation for some time in Crawford and Bourbon counties, Kansas, came off Saturday. Over 5,000 persons participated and succeeded in killing ab9tit 800 wolves and 2,000 jack rabbits. It is the intention to repeat the hunt next Saturday. The Illinois Democratic state convert tion will be held at Springfield.April 27. Margaret Mather has sued for a divorce from her husband, Emil Hftber- koru. Congressmen visited the world's fair site Monday. They were banqueted; at the Grand Pacific in the evening. Two thousand men «u;e now affected by the tanner's strike in Milwaukee inaugurated by the whiteners quitting work some weeks ago. Connecticut citizens have raised OOQ for « worl4'g fair exhibit, wi tfe the wo£er4*u»di»# " " " z ~ ! " IAWKM St. Patrick's church at OUfitOft * given $100 for the Rnsaian sufferers, S. M. BjrttS of Iowa has beefc, a«* pointed consul general at St, Gall. An unknown woman attempted to kidnap two girls, Edna and Ethel Gtoett, at Ottumwn. Judge Bsbb fined seven saloon keep* era atKeosatiqua$800 each for violating the prohibitory law. % The Boone oity council has passed an ordinance granting a five years I'raiichisd to an electric light company, E. R. Crowell, manager of the big oat meal mill at Cedar Rapids, denies that the oat meal trust is doing business at a loss. The budget of tho board of education estimates that it will cost $80,000 to maintain Dubuque's public schools this year. The Council Bluffs school board has adopted A resolution that the American flag shall be placcl on every school bouse in its jurisdiction. Senator Finn, of Taylor county, knocked down H. M. Bevel in the senate chamber at Des Moines on account of a newspaper article which Bevel wrote. Dr. 0-. E. Whittle, of the Mt. Pleasant insane asylum^ successfully removed a large table fork from the abdomen of a female lunatic who had swallowed it. G. A. Kentnor, president of the Citizens bank, of ©arroll, has disappeared. He borrowed largo sums of money and solrl H lot of mortgaged property before he left. The first installment of the Ottuimva court house bonds, amounting to $40,000. were disposed of to Spitzer & Co., of THodo, Ohio, who offered a premium of $278. Leu A. Baasett, a child, choked to death at Keokuk, while eating an apple. A piece lodged in the little one's throat and death came before it could bo extracted. Harry Fellows, who has long been considered one of Creston's very tough citizens, ia at last behind the bars. He was caught buncoing an old farmer. He went up for thirty days. The remains of the late Hon. Alexander Clark, United States minister to Liberia, were buried 'at Muscatine, la., with military and Masonic honors. He died at his post of duty last summer. The supreme court has ordered that the property of the Keokuk Electric Street Railway and Power company, now in the hands of a receiver, be sold after thirty days' notice has been given. The chairman of the house world's fair committee says that the committee will recommend an appropriation of $220,000 and this will doubtless be acted favorably upon by the senate and house. _ In the state senate Saturday a resolution was adopted appointing 1 a committee to investigate the published charge that two senators had been arrested in & house of ill repute on Saturday night last. The semi-annual meeting of the Third District Farmers' Alliance will be held at Waterloo March 2. "The Tariff" and "The Farmer in Politics" are to be discussed at length by the best talent in the district. A crazy acting swindler has roped in a large number of Keokuk young men and women with a "millionaire association." Atter joining this secret order and paying their initiation fee they ai-e never to work again, but will be furnished with plenty of money for « necessities and amusement. By the explosion of a gas engine in the Cyclone Manufacturing Company's v < works at Dewitt, Miss Dora Fulle*,-.-Miss ' Hall, Fred Johnson, Frank Jones, Homer Reed. Norman Hall, and Arthur Crane, all employes, were badly injured. The explosion was caused by one of the men putting gasoline in the hot water tank by mistake. Orge Taylor, an old Scotch widower about 70 years old, living alone, was * was found dead in his home at Waverly. A coroner's'inquest was held and found that he had died of cold and starvation, as no fuel nor anything to eat could be found in tho house. There was found $35 in cash, $3,000 in bajik certificates and some valuable notes in his pocket. • He has no relatives in this country, but has a brother somewhere in Europe. Articles of incorporation of the'Illi- nois and Iowa Railroad and Terminal company, capital stock $1,500,000, have been filed at Davenport. The plan involves the construction of a double track railway bridged across the Mississippi at the foot of the rapids and -^extensive transfer and storage yards on .both sides of the river in Davenport, and Moline, Ills.,and an independent road to Clinton. A half interest in the Dubuque street railway has been sold by Mrs. J. J. Lincoln to J. A. Rhomberg for $14'<J,000, This interest will be transferred to it syndicate of leading citizens. The storage battery system will be abandoned, for the overhead trolley wire, iu which the latest improvement will be introduced. The expense in making the change will be about $100,000, and will 4 be perfected in about sixty days., The Hyde-Hopewell case, involving the civil rights of a colored man, was settled at Des Moines by an instructed verdict for the defendant, Hopewwll, The court held that Hopewelf had a right to refuse to serve Hyde in his restaurant, and that the fact of the latter being a, colored man did not enter into the case. In other words the restaurant business is a private one, like a, grocery or drug store, and differs from an inn, and a proprietor may elect to sell pr not to any one who crosses his door, GOT A MOV£_ON THEM,. Crevton offleUU Rutrt Saloon* »»£ Gambllug Uoiue*. CBESTON, la,, Feb. 38. -^A saloon way bas broken out, but the prohibitionists • 4id not start it. Marshal Maxwell dosed all the saloons but one, the Dtl* • low place, the proprietor of which flid ' uot obey the order. Lat§ at nighj: ' Frank Morton, a saloon keeper, eviotad by % writ of ejectment, and »t once swow out a search warrawfc the Summit house basement saloon, t large quantity pf &juo?w*e seised After midnight ;the •

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