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THE ftEEttBLlCAK, ALQQ&4, IOWA, WKMnSSDAt, MARCH «, t DAY M DECISIONS, ?,ffit FEDERAL SUPREME COURT SEVERAL MATTERS. Con- •titUtlntiat—Ttin SajrwMrd B«hr(rf* 8«» O*i« Decided Against Great Britain. thtt 8|>«*ker May Count * Quorum. WASHIKQTON, March 1.—The Mc- Ktaley tariff act was declared to be constitutional by the supreme court of the United States in a decision rendered IQT Justice Harlan. The cases on which the decision was based were those of Marshall Pwld, of Chicago, and of New York merchants, who protested against ihe payment of duties on certain woolen dreaa goods and other importations on the ground that the McKinley bill was not a legal and constitutional enactment by reason of the omission from the enrolled bill of the tobacco rebate clause, agreed to in conference and contained m the bill when it passed both houses. The court holds this omis- «on does not make the bill illegal. It also holds that the reciprocity and sngar bounty' sections of the bill are constitutional. It was contended that the reciprocity section was unconstitutional because it delegated legislative powers to the executive. The chief justice and Justice Lamar dissented from the opinion of the court. They contended that the legislative function was delegated to the president by the AGAINST GREAT BRITAIN. Sea Ca«e Decided by the United States Supreme Court. WASHINGTON, March 1.— The opinion of the United States supreme court in the case of ex-parte Thomas H. Cooper, owner of the Canadian schooner Sayward, by which the government of Great Britain and the Dominion of Canada sought to obtain from the highest legal tribunal in the United States a determination of the question of the right of the United States to exercise exclusive jurisdiction over the seal fisheries in Bering sea, has been rendered by the United States supreme court. The decision is against the British government. This does not invalidate the arbitration proceedings now going on between this country and Great Britain, but it would have had its effect against the United States in the negotiations if the court had rendered a different decision. • The Main Point in Issue in the case was whether Bering sea was an open or closed body of water. The schooner Sayward was seized fifty-nine miles from land by a United States revenue vessel for catching seal in Bering sea. The case was heard in the United States district court for Alaska, which decided that the Sayward should be sold in conformity with the United States law for illegal sealing in Bering sea. The United States supreme court was appealed to nominally by the owner of the Sayward, Thomas Henry Cooper, but really by the British government, to prevent the sale of the vessel on the ground that the Alaska court did not have jurisdiction in the matter. A writ of prohibition was asked for to prevent the sale. The United States contended that the supreme court had no jurisdiction in the matter because the question waa a political one. The court in its decision overrules this objection of the United States, but refuses to grant the writ of prohibition for the sale of the schooner. Has REED'S RULE UPHELD. The Supreme Court Says a Speaker ... Power to Count a Ouorum. WASHINGTON March 1.—The supreme ' court of the United States has decided in the worsted schedule case of the United States vs. Ballin, Joseph & Co., from the circuit court of New York, that the law is valid. The decision upholds the power of the speaker of the house to count a quorum under the rules of the last house. Against tho Anarchists. WASHINGTON^ March 1. —The supreme court decided against the Chicago anarchists, Fielden and Schwab, who Bought release from Joliet prison on writs of habeas corpus. TWINE TAKES A JUMP. The Trust Puts Up Prices from a to 4 Cents. MINNEAPOLIS, March 1. -Advices have been received here of an advance in the price of binding twine for the coining season of from 3 to 4 cents a pound. The Journal prints extracts from a report of the cordage trust showing a profit of $1,400,000 the past year. The field has become so profitable that it is likely an Irish company from Belfast will establish a large branch factory in this city, The trust has yet no effective competion, and, as it controls all the American patents for twine machinery, ft holds the key to the situation. Minnesota Comuiiiisiouer Dead. ,>. DULUTH. Minn., March 1.— Matthew : Bland Harrison, of this city, one of the world's fair commissioners from Minnesota, died at 8 p. m. of Bright's disease. ;He was one of the most prominent men j>f Duluth and was honored and respected by all. Mr. Harrison was born to Petersburg, Va., thirty- five years ago, and is a member of the famous Harri•on family. He is a relative of the jvesident. Mr. Harrison owned extensive interests in real estate at Duluth, •nd mining lands on the Mesaba iron **»£?• . _ South Dwkota 8. D., Feb. 30.— The Democratic central committee named May 8$ tbe date and Yankton the place of the convention, to name eight Altercate* to &0 IN HIS Wire's Btatemunt ttom 8««r*U*f BlfclH* lUlftt* Iftft to III* Boa'i WASHINGTON. Feb. >S8.-«Mr. Blaine has furnished to the United Press for publication the following under the heading of "A Personal Statement:" "Since the separation of my son and his wife, three years and a half ago, my family have silently borne every misrepresentation, and every slandering attack, every newspaper interview, which it has pleased the now divorced wife to inspire. The one person aimed at has been Mrs. Elaine; and we have perhaps been at fault iu allowing a horror of the public discussion of private matters, combined with a regard for the future of my grandson, to permit so much calumny to go unanswered. "The last outrage of the kind, embodied in the decision dt the judge at Deadwood, S. D., assumed an official character, which makes it impossible to remain longer silent. To remain silent would be to accept and perpetuate a great wrong to my wife—a greater wrong to my grandson than ever a publication of the truth can inflict upon him." MU» Nevtn* Arranged The statement opens with a letter written by the secretary to Rev. Father Thomas Ducey, who officiated at the wedding at the time, in which he protests against the act of the priest. Regarding the arrangements for the marriage the secretary says: "I am prepared to say that the marriage was arranged by her far more than by my son; that she did everything to promote it; .suggested every arrangement; anticipated and provided for every emergency, and that, in fact, but for her personal, active, and untiring agency the marriage would never have taken place. In this she showed knowledge and fore^ thought not to be expected in a woman of 21 years." After giving extracts from letters of Mrs. Blaine, Jr. to her husband shortly after the marriage giving him instructions as to future actions, the secretary continues: "In short, she took charge of everything and directed all the proceedings to the last minute. It was thus that a boy of 17 years and 10 months, in some respects inexperienced even for his age, was tempted to the altar by a young woman of full 21 years, with entire secrecy contrived by herself and with all the instrumentalities of her device complete and exact." In a detailed statement of facts the secretary then asserts the falsity of the assertion that Mrs. Blaine, Sr., broke up the marriage relations of her son and his wife. The latter refused the offer of the secretary for the maintenance of his son, but Mrs. Blaine at no time, Jin thought, word or deed, attempted "to separate them. Mrs. Kevins Den Ing. NEW YORK, March 1.—Mrs. Nevins, the mother of Marie Nevins Blaine, who recently secured a divorce from James G. Blaine, Jr., was seen in reference to the statement sent out by James G-. Blaine in which the secretary of state proceeded to answer the remarks made by the South Dakota judge when he granted the divorce. Mrs. Nevins said: "Secretary Elaine's statement is an issue of lies from end to end. I and my daughter will prove that to the world before we are through with it. His story of our interview with Mrs. Blaine is largely manufactured out of the whole cloth." THE THIRD DAY. ABE AFTER THE TRUSTS TWO Or* TH€ RIOUS TROUBLE. Ohio***'* city Cttattell VoUito <smt* tit* Prof»««y nf the *u«l OM Company, Beeauae it th* Tru«t~Offic«ff of the Truit Indicted »ad Arre«t«d. . .' : _, CHICAG9, March I.— The city council has formally placed itself on record as being opposed to the sale of the capital' stock of the Chicago Economic Fuel Gas company to the gas trust. ' Not only did the council refuse ita sanction to the business tranaction which is al Senator miners' he resolutions of * convention la San A I'latfoi'm Adopted by the Conference nt St. Louis. ST. Louis, Feb. 24.—The convention spent some time in demonstrating that the animosity between North and South had forever passed away, and shaking hands over the "bloody chasm." This being done the committee on platform reported as follows: The Platform. We demand a national currency, safe, sound and flexible, issued by the general government only, full legal tender for all debts, public and private, and that, without the use of banking corporations, a, just, equitable and efficient means of distribution, direct to the people, and not to exceed 20 per cent., to be provided asset forth in the sub-treasury plan of the Farmers Alliance or some better system. Also by payment iu discharge of its obligation for piulic improvements. Wo deniauu free and unlimited coinage of silver. \Ve demand that the amount of circulating medium be speedily increased to not less than £50 per capita. We demand a graduated income tax. We believe that the money of the country should be kept as much as possible in the hands of the people, and we demand that all state and national revenues shall be limited to the necessary expenses of the government economically administered. We demand that postal savings banks be established by tho government for the sufe deposits of earnings of the people and to facilitate exchange. The laud, including all the national sources of wealth is the heritage of ull the people and should not be monopolized for special purposes, while alien ownership of land should be nrohilited. All lands now held by railroacl§~~and other corporations in excess of their nat- \\r&\ needs, u,nd all lands now owned by the alien should be reclaimed by the government and held for actual settlers only. Transportation being a means of exchange and a public necessity, the government should own and operate the railroads in the interests of the people. The telegraph ami telephone, like the postoHice system, being a necessity for the transmission of news, should be owned ami operated by the government iu the intercuts of the people. We demand that the government issue legal tender notes and pay the Union soldiers the difference between the price of the depreciated money in which he was paid in gold. Itesolved, That we hail this conference as the consummation of a perfect union of hearts and hands of all sections of our common country. The men who wore the grey and the men who wore the blue are here to extinguish the last smouldering embers of civil war in tears of joy for a united and hap :; >y people, and we agree to carry the stars and stripes forward forever to the highest point of national greatness. The platform was adopted substantially as read. » At Owaha July 4. ST. Louis. Feb. 25.—The committee to select the {dace of holding the third party convention has decided upon Quash* - - " • • - - - *"" Pj*«>and July 4 « , A Quiet Sunday. BKRLHJ, Feb. 3& —Sunday parted very Berto *n<J there waj ;ao »t- iu tenipt -at rioting on the par* of leged to have recently taken place between the Chicago Economic Fuel Gas company and the others, but it declared forfeited the rights and privileges granted by ordinance last year to the former corporation and ordered the confiscation of its property. The resolution which was introduced by Alderman Kerr was passed unanimously. -After reciting the fact that the Economic company had violated the provisions of the ordinance by which it was granted permission to construct and operate gas works by combining with the gas trust the resolution concludes: "Resolved, That the rights and privileges of said Chicago Economic Fuel company, granted by said ordinances, or each of them, or which might otherwise be claimed thereunder and each and every one-of them and the same are hereby, declared to be forfeited and to have ceased and that the same are of no further force or effect; and that the commissioner of public works and superintendent of streets are authorized to permit no further laying of pipes or other disturbance of the streets of the city by said Chicago Economic Fuel Gas company and that the commissioner of public works and superintendent of streets are further directed to take charge and control of all gas mains and pipes and feeders and service pipes laid by said Chicago Economic Fuel Gas company in any of the avenues, streets Alleys or public places in said city under or in pursuance of said ordinances as the property of the city of Chicago and to prevent the use or any interference therewith by any other person or corporation." AFTER THE WHISKY TRUST. All the Office™ Indicted by a Federal Grand Jury. PEORIA, Ills.. March 1.—On Feb. 11 a federal grand jury in Boston, under the direction and lead of the United States district attorney for that district, found indictments against President J. B. ' Greenhut, ex-Secretary George B. Gibson and all the directors of the Distilling and Cattle Feeding company for violation of the United States laws for combining and conspiring against the interests of trade and the community. United States Deputy Marshal Charles served the warrant on Mr. Greenhut Saturday. Mr. uibson was in Chicago. He returned to Peoria Monday and Mr. Charles served the warrant upon him. Both gentlemen will go before United States Commissioner Lovell for examination, and give bonds for their appearance in the Boston court. Joseph B. Greenhut, president; H. L. Terrell, New York, vice president; P. J. Hennessey, Chicago, secretary; W. L. Hobart, Cincinnati, treasurer; G. B. Gibson, ex-secretary, and Directors Warren H. Corning, Cleveland; Julius D. French,- Cleveland; Nelson Morris, Chicago, are the names of the men arrested. BAD RIOTS AT BERLIN, Thousands of Unemployed Workingmen Make a Demonstration. BERLIN, Feb. 25. -There is a great riot in progress among the unemployed workiugmen of the city. About noon some four thousand of them assembled in one of the large parka in the eastern portion of the city, and after listening to speeches by socialists, they started to make a demonstration before the castle of the emperor. They marched along to the Under den Linden, singing the "Marsellaise," their numbers constantly inc-easing, and had nearly reached the qates of the castle before the police were able to turn them back. A sharp fight was indulged in, during which about seventy of the paraders were badly wounded by the sabers of the military police. About as many more were taken prisoners. THE RIOTS CONTINUE. Workingmen Still Keep the Berlin Police Force JJusy. BERLIN Feb. 2(3. -The citizens of Berlin have passed one of the most restless nights in the memory of the past generation. The echoes of the rioting before the castle of Emperor William. of Germany spread not only far into the night, but tbe embers of the affair were still glowing fiercely in the morning. From sunset until sunrise encounters between tbe police and rioters continued at intervals in different parts of the city, mostly, however, in the eastern districts. Heads were broken right and left, and the police captured many prisoners. Throughout the night the entire police force of the city was kept on duty, and, in several quarters, detachments of troops were kept under arms. » - _ Looted Bakeries. BERLIN, Feb. 37. -There was no rioting during the day to speak of. In the evening several bakeries and butcher shops were looted by the hungry crowd and their contents carried off before tbe police 1 could interfere. Itefc, ton farmer* 1 Francisco, requesting the United States government to 'eonsttitft ttatfalfltttg bitt- fiefs in the canons of the Siirra Mouft tains, so as tb permit ike resumption of hydraulic triteing, with a view to the recovery of *860,000,0fc> of gold estimated to b* going to waste ia that region for the want of proper hydraulic treatment. Mr Cafey's bill to provide for a commission on the liquor traffic was reached, but a postponement was agreed to and the pure food bill taken up. At 4:85 p. ni. the senate went into executive session and at 4:40 adjourned. Mr. McMillin presided In the house in the absence of Speaker Crisp. The Craig- Stewart election case, which was to have been considrred to-day was postponed until Thurspay next. After the call of committees for reports and the .transaction of some routine business, the Chouse, on motion of Mr. Catchlnga, adjourned at 12:20 p. m. tVedneiutay. * WASHINGTON, Feb. 25.— The vice president announced the appointment of Senators Don Cameron, of Pennsylvania, and Butler, of South Carolina, as members of the visiting committee to the military academy at West Point. Mf. Sherman, from the committee on foreign relations, introduced a bill providing that no person of any other country should be held liable for any violation of the patent laws of the United States in connection with any exhibit made at the world's Columbian exposition. Passed. The Dubois-Claggett election contest was then taken up. The house, on motion of Mr. Tarnsey, of Missouri, passed a resolution to investigate the workings of tho eight-hour law. The house went into committee of the whole on the appropriation bill. Thursday. WASHINGTON, Feb. 25.^In the absence of Vice President Morton, the senate was presided over by Mr. Manderson, president pro tern. The report on rainfall experiments called for by Mr. Sherman's resolution was presented and referred to the committee on agriculture. The Idaho •lection case was then taken up, and Mr. Vance argued in support of the views of the minority to admit Mr. Claggett. Without action the senate adjourned, The house indulged in five hours discuo- sion over the Craig-Stewart election contest, and without action adjourned. Friday. WASHINGTON, Feb. 26.— In the senate several District of Columbia bills were reported favorably, A conference was ordered on the disagreeing vote of I the houses on the census deficiency bill. The Idaho contested election cases was taken up again, Mr. Vance having the floor. At the conclusion of Mr. Vance's remarks Mr. Stewart introduced Mr. 1 Claggett, the contestant, who was recognized for a two hours speech. At 4 p. m. the seriate went into executive session, and shortly afterward adjourned until Monday with the Idaho case still pending. The house took up the Craig-Stewart election case. After some discussion a vote was taken, and the contestant Craig (Dem.) was seated by.a vote of 150 to 58 Mr. Sayers, of Texas, presented the conference report on the urgency deficiency bill, which was adopted. The bill appropriates in total $428,664. Satiirdny. WASHINGTON, Feb. 2T.— In "the house after two hours debate an amendment proposed by Mr. Bowers, of California, was adopted providing that the president may detail officers of the army to act as Indian agents whenever vapancie^ occur in any of the agencies. Another amendment was adopted providing that such army officers while acting as Indian agents should be under the orders and direction of the secretary of the interior. Senate not in session. Monday. WASHINGTON, Feb. !#).— In the house a bill was passed setting apart a tract of land for the use of the Lick observatory university of California. A resolution .was also passed authorizing the joint committee on immigration to investigate the operation of the immigration laws, the importation of contract labor, and to inquire particularly into the immigration of persons afflicted with typhus fever into the port of New York. The vice president called the senate to order. Tho initial proceedings were entirely devoid of* public interest. Among bills presented was one offered by Mr. Stanford, of California, to determine the value of legal tender dollars, and providing that all dollars shall be received and paid out in discharge of debts, both public and private, Mention, M. Roncler is trying to form A French 8t»t«8 , Opnsttl Valparaiso, is said to be Implkin a financial scandal. A bill making radical changes j n the fc&tnralizatioa liwa will to favorably reported to the house. Willlfttn B. ailbwt, of Ofegoal has beet nominated by the president to b* judge of the Ninth judicial drcuitr Colonel q. M. Towner, the 'Chicago- North Dakota man lately reported missing h at Hot Springa, Ark., for hia health. Count Tolstoi, who haa been relieving sufferers in the famine districts t>f Ru 8 - fiia, has been ordered home by the government, which holds that a letter credited to him, published in txfndon is unpatriotic, • General Enriquez and a party of friends were shot and killed in Guatemala by soldiers in ambush. Enriauez had been proclaimed dictator of the Constitutional party, and the govern* ment is charged Drith his murder? The Canadian parliament at Ottawa opened Thursday. Reciprocity negotiations between Austria and the United States are about to be opened. The bark Colorado, supposed to have been lost at sea, has been towed into Victoria, B. C. A parcel post convention has been signed between Windward Island British colonies and the United States. Julius Hess, a gold and silver beater of Chicago, has been fined $1,000 for inducing aliens to go there to work for him. A change of venue was ordered in the case of Denney, Hickey and Kelly, the three members of the Miners' union charged with the murder of Editor Penrose, at Butte, Mon.,. July, 12, 1891. The trial will be held iu Deer Lodge county. The Schmidt local option bill was de- eated in the Iowa senate by a vote of 35 lyes and 25 nays, the number necessary ;o constitutional majority being 36. Svery Democrat was present and voted aye. Reynols, Republican, andEngle, ies party were absent, but both ld have voted against the bill, and he result would have been the same. The Mississippi house has passed a nil making June 3, Jefferson Davis' birthday, a legal holiday. Rev. Franklin S. Kertley, of Franklin, Ind., has been sentenced to one year in the penitentiary for forgery. A portion of a tunnel under the Rel- iligenberg, Germany, collapsed. Seven workmen were buried in the debris. Eleven men were killed and. five injured by an explosion at the quarry near the royal palace, Ajudah, Spain. The Patrons of Industry of Michigan have refused to adopt a resolution turning that body into an independent political organization. Governor McKinley has issued a proclamation to the people of Ohio, calling their attention to the'widespread famine in Russia, and appealing to them to assist in their relief. Weightm'an Thompson has been found guilty of the murder of W. W. Pearson, wife and two children near Goldsboro, N. C., and sentenced 1 to be hanged April 14. Carson needs more dwellings. Bode is to have a new bank and WAttt* a iw.wspapet, , Th6 sale of,the Keofiak street railway- under a mortgage oecuts Mftfeh 81. Benjamin Butterworth has announced that he will retire from the secretaryship of the world's fair board and return to Cincinnati after the annual election of directors in April. A. T. Stevenson will probably be his successor". Germany will abandon her possessions in Southwest Africa. A plot to kill the mayor of Savannah, Ga, has been discovered. Major Brackett is now making a tour of Spain in the' interests of the Chicago fair. SILVER LEGISLATION. The House Committed Decides to Consider It March 88. WASHINGTON, March 1.—The silver men have gained their point as far as having the Bland bill considered by the house is concerned. The, house committee on rules has agreed to report a resolution making the silver bill the order of business for three days, beginning March aa. LATEST MARKET REPORT. St. Paul Union Stock Yard* SOUTH ST. PAUL, Feb. 2a, 1893, HOttS-Steady. Only a couple of loads on the market; sold at $4.50. CATTLE-Steady but quiet. Some good butcher cattle offered Belling at steady prices. Not many buyers on the market. Stockers arid feeders steady. Prime steers. $3.50®4.UO; good steers, *3.75@350- prime cows, j$a.50@aoj; gooa cows, 83.00 @3.50; common to fair cows, 81.25a2.03- Iteht veal calves, &3.00@4.00; heavy calvea, $8.00® 3.00; stockers, S2lj@».5o ; feeders, KfiQfflBOO- b 'Sfi»JE» B « ld ,•««••»•««»&». ' INO receipts Muttons, Receipts: Hogs JOO; cattle. 100, Minneapolis Grain. MINNEAPOLIS. Feb. £9, 1898. WHBAT-February closed, 84?£c; May, open- £g » 7 % c : ^'gttest 86J4c: lowew, 85cj closing, tefcc. On track-No. 1 hard.86«c; No. 1 Northern, Wtfcj No. a Northern. Chicago Livtt Stock. CHICAGO UNION STOCK VABDS, I Feb. s», naa f I CATTLE-Dull and lower. HOGS— Steady. Heavy, $4.60<a<U85; mixed ' hogs, 86,QqQ. <H.06ISG PMQKB, John P. Sutton has tendered hi? resignation as secretary of the Irish National League of America. Lieutenant Annisty has been „. condemned to death in Paris for the^nur- der of Baroness Dellard. Mrs. Potter Palmer has announced the standing committees on classification of the board of lady managers of the world's fair. James Spurgeon, the brother of the late Charles Spurgeon, has provisionally assumed the duties of the pastorate of the Metropolitan tabernacle. The miners of North Staffordshire and North Wales have notified the masters that they will strike on March 12 in order to maintain their prices and wages. Congressman Springer is seriously ill. Senator Sherman denies that he is to resign. Three men are stabbed, one fatally, in an affray at Stratford, Wis. The Ryan-Needham fight at New Orleans waa postponed, Kyan being ill. Rumor makes Judge Gresham, the People's party candidate for president. The judge refuses to talk. Rumor has it that David B. Hill will soon take a wife. John Anderson, of Cleveland, claimed by thirty women as husband, will have his trial March 9. W, H. Hewitt has been appointed receiver of the Stillwater Street Rail* way company, and the running of cars has been resumed. Four hundred and forty thousand miners in Great Britain threaten to strike against a reduction of wages. This would affect 1,060,000 men. The negotiations between the United States and Great Britain 'for the submission of the Bearing sea question to arbitration have been concluded, the articles having been signed by Blaine and Pauncefote. W92, 1892, Su. 13 Mo. 14 Tu. 8 We. 0 16 Th. 10 17 Fr, i.ii i.im 4 11 _ parties attempted to blow ttp a church edifice at NewT&ftfofd. A gray eagle measuring seven f>et from tip to tip was recently caught ia a trap near Castana. A local stock company will put In a pwntftt Spencer to manufacture bank and office furniture. _ The leading dry goods house at din- ton, Fpwle & Spreter, has^ncorporated, and taken its clerks Into the company. Dubuque acme time ago established a private deaf mute asylum, and is now asking that it be . made a state institution, ^1 & Stnyssen, a forger who is wanted in OsUkosh, Wis., for forging two notes of $7,000 each, was arrested atDesMoines. The proprietors of the glucose factory at Marshalltown have just perfected arrangements for manufacturing textrine on an extensive scale. Hampton ministers protest against a dance in the new court house to raise money to*buy a town clock.and threaten to get out an injunction. A Clinton gentleman has agreed to contribute to the Russian famine fund a check for an amount equal to all the other contributions of the city. B. P. Payne, a brakeman on the Iowa Central, was fatally injured at Oska- Iposa Wednesday night by being caught between cars while making a coupling.. Joe McDermott, who was arrested at Council Bluffs for attempted burglary, has been identified as a noted crook who' is wanted in Denver for killing a policeman. f At Dillon J. B. Bush, postmaster, has confessed to the embezzlement from the ' government of upwards of $1,000, and has bef»n bound over to the federal grand jury. W. L. Coleman, a prominent citizen of Lenox, has fled to parts unknown, taking over $8,000 with him belonging to various parties. The Lenox bank is a heavy loser. A motion for a new trial in the case' of the City of Le Mars against the Illinois Central railroad was overruled and the company fined $500, and the streets, ordered open. . The pearl button factory atMuscatine is unable to keep up with orders, and a, stock company will be organized to increase the capital and operate the plant on a larger scale. Ernest Kidd, late general manager of the American; Pill and Medicine company, of Spencer, was found guilty of forgery and sentenced to three months in the penitentiary at Anamosa. Several new liquor bills have been introduced in the state legislature the- past few days. That of Senator Q-atch, a Republican, is Said to be most satis- factbry to a majority of members. The' Wapello County Agricultural association, which has been.iu a wrangle- over a mile track, decided to Hold its usual fair on tho old grounds Aug. 15 to 1«. They will offer $16,000 in. prizes in. the speed department. ^ , The Farmers' Co-operativ-e- Trading- company store at Alton has decided to- clean out their entire stock of groceries dry goods and general merchandise at cost. They have concluded to quit before they lose any more money... They say that the senatorial investigation at Des Moines.has developed that those captured in a bawdy house were not real live senators, but men living in * different parts of the state who personated the solons while seeing the sights. ! Clem Zumbarader, foreman of shop No. a in the Fort Madison penitentiary, was assaulted by a convict named Pollard Tuesday night r is dying. Pollard, who is serving a four years sentence for manslaughter at Ottumwa,slipped up behind Zumbrader and dealt him two murderous blows with a. heavy chair round. Information was filed at Keokuk charging Liston A. Cox, prominent in Grand Army, secret order and educational circles, with being insane. Cox was taken in charge by an officer and locked up in the county jail. He is a member of the board of education and is probably best known by reason of his geological work, At the annual meeting of 'the Iowa State Oratorical association first honors were awarded to L. W. Morgan, of Drake university, and second honors, to J. W. Good. Mr. Morgan wins a purse of $l,2o and becomes Iowa's delegate to the interstate oratorical contest. The election of officers resulted: President, W. H. Pendew, Iowa Wesleyan; vice president, H. I. McCowan; secretary, C,. McKeon, Lenox college. When County Treasurer Bayliss became cashier of the Marguardt Savings bank at Des Mpines, the board of supervisors resolved to cut off his'salary. Therefore, when Mr. Bayliss went out of office he helped himself to his salary, and turned the office over to his successor $1,000 short in cash, which he had charged to himself on account of unpaid salary. The county will have to sue Mr. Bayliss instead of Mr. Baylies having to sue the county. The law requires all salaries to be paid on warrants. IOWA BLAZES. The Hawkeye liurued Out. la,, Feb. Sa.— Shortly after the printers and editors of tUe Burlington Daily Hswkeye had left the building 4t was discovered to be on fire. The fliBies started in the press room, and, it is .supposed, quickly went up elevator sttaft »nd then to tbe fo floor. The press room, basement and business office were completely to a Short tune. .Loas, $15,000. la., mm w*s bjonwd 4 w toe wonting, the; fire originating ^^^^^

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