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The Upper Des Moines BY INGHAM & WARREN. term* at The tipper DM Holnex: One copy, on6 year »i art OM«opy, *ix month* ..."...::'• 75 py, three months «n *-> any address at above rates. •THE OTPEK DES MOmES; ALQOKA. IOWA. WEDNESDAY. JANtTABY 20, 189J. . teH of advertising sent on' application. speaktftg to shift the Mm* from the tari* to cum*- I ttf i ft A ft BO A tV WRFCK iataore absurd than to allo* half cy. Somethtegfrm happen otie of th«e ^ A JlAlLKUAU WJUiUJV, the senate or half of congress to sit ih M»y» which will ope* the eyes of a good their seats, drat* their salaries, and »<«»y people. JBofofe this congress is over, then declare that because they do not i& my J ud erment, you will flnfl a large ina- vote on the questions before them they >° Hty of * e P ub » c '"i*, perhaps all, voting are,abseht and there is no quorum to do £* * tatich iH( * e co * | P«*&n«n>e measure In business!* Sneaker Reed's rule is the! ltectl ° n °* enla ^ npthecurrencyth it is simply "** *** ro The Andrews Opera Company Meets a Horrible Fate Near Bratoerd, Minn. only sensible one there is. «l'EAKEU KEKD'S HU1.R, Those who witnessed the effect of Lieutenant Governor Poyneer'e adoption of the Reed rule in the Iowa senate last Thursday will have no further doubt of its efficacy and Value. The senate had been in a deadlock because the democrats had twenty-live votes, 4)he republicans twenty-four, and the Engle party one vote. The democrats, not being able to deal satisfactorily with Kngle, simply refused to vote, and as the roll calls showed only 25 ballots, •or loss than a majority, no quorum under the old rule was present. This was unimportantat first as the presiding Officer had hold that it would take 20 votes to transact business or elect officers. But the republican leaders Wednesday showed him where that question had been repeatedly decided In the courts, and they had uniformly held that a majority of 1,he whole body was not needed to transact business, but only n majority of those taking part, a quorum being present. Thursday morning, therefore, tho chair announced that a majority of the quorum would elect officers, and the balloting began on the candidate for chief clerk. stay away. And however much speak-1 er, czar, and autocratic T. B. Reed come to may be abused, his rule has ilTEBABt KOTEB. The twice-a-wcek Mrs. Ed. Andrews and Another Lady Burned to Death—Details of the Sad Affair. : States. We have passed, as a of the Be. favor. It permanently takes the . , i i «" •* I "' -" L"^*««»uaill/l^ U1KC3S LHC iwoplo, such nonsense as saying that a P lace °* the Weekly News and Is furnlslied man is absent when he is the most con- to Bub *cribers at the same low price of one spicuous personage in the room. . d611 " 8 y ear - T* 0 Papers are mailed «ach "'" week, Tuesdays and Fridays, giving the Sam. Clark sizes up Foraker and says- newrs of the day Bnd tho Proceedings of the " The trouble with Gen. Foraker so far is he Btat f legi8laturehalfaweeit ah <>ad of any does not seem to be as substantial as hi» W y ' The home and farm ma «er we opportunities. He is a patty-pan minded P ublish wil1 Prove instructive, profitable, man. He boils over If you touch him with '^cresting. It is In fact a semi-weekly the heat of a match, spills on the stove . Btthe price of the cheapest weekly, contaln- goeaoffin worthless steatn, and is not g the " ews facilltles of the former and worth a nicklo to tho gallon for any practl advantages and attractions of the latter. nnl ».'««. T M t_ _ • . a l'»-t»WW*. I TJ rttM rt __ l._ — i*. _ . • _ . caluse. If ho has got any qualities of Komember th ° P^ce is only strong leadership or statesmanship, It's time year< Send for 8am Ple copy. for him to show them In some valuable Way. So far he is of no more account than a ward striker, for any manifestation of his qualities he has yet made. It would not only have been Idiocy In Ohio republicans, but a national calamity for John Sherman to be set out of the United States senate and such a man put in. Nicklo Plate Brice and Boulanger Foraker, taking the place o such senators as Allen G. Thurman and Jno. Sherman, would have brought Ohio politics on both sides to small potatoes." News, Des Moines, Iowa. one dollar a AddressThe IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Cliff, republican, had 24 vote's" Ken"nln^' „ Th «P ros P c ct for war with Chile is ton. Kno-l n » n ™™ „... .', , mg e «eedlngly good.. It Is said. President ton, Engle's man, one vote, the democrats not voting. There was no quorum under the old rule, although every democrat was in his chair and nearly all had answered to roll call. But a change was at hand and one that made the democratic leaders buzz about like bees in an overturned hive. Gov. Poy- neer looking about and pointing out the senator and calling him by name said "I see Senator Bolter before me in his seat and ho answered the roll The clerk will note him present not' voting." Twelve senators were called, making a quorum present, and there being 25 votes cast, of which Cliff had a majority, he was duly declared elected. It is needless to say that the deadlock was at an end and that senate business began in call, and com- . — , •, — *«v« ( jfc *V91U(3UI Harrison will send a message to congress today. The Chilians refuse to give any suranco that they will make, amends for the outrage on American sailors. Representative Smith is on the mittees on normal schools, appropriations congressional districts, representative districts, and is chairman of the flsh and game committee. These are all important committees, especially those having re-districting to attend to. Both tho congressional and legislative districts are to be changed at this session. The appropriations committee is the second best committee in the house. iplls. This is a school moved Fort Dodge. tK Pr £ f< R il Cl Glass of tho University of- K N ° r t hwes t preached in the M. E. church at Emmetsburg last Sunday. The West Bend Lumber company is suing T. M. Daniels for $750. I/ThYs is far below tho rumors. Emmeteburg Reporter: Tho respected and respectable edi tors of THE UPPER DES MOINES and the Spencer News a n 6 ^ ner d ,°? and P.i£ stories that beat h sight" ° 8nake variet y " out «* News man had the advant- as one vote, with „ — earnest. Shields of Dubuque got his breath first and filed a protest, meanwhile the others were arranging a plan of campaign to meet this new emergency. The next ballot showed a full democratic and the democratic candidate „ Senator Brewer's vote was elected. The entire business of choosing minor officers was closed in a few hours, and the regular work of the session begun. What promised to bo a week's deadlock was brought to a standstill in a few minutes by this simple expedient of saying that a membor is present when to the unaided eye it is apparent that he is present. When Speaker Reed first announced this rule it was received with great indignation. He was denounced as a czar, autocrat, dictator, and general disturber of tho public peace. But the moment anyone was asked whoroin it was unjust, there was a hitch in the discussion. No one could tell why con- •gressinen should not bo counted pres- when they were in their seats, There is talk of Senator Mack „„ „„„ of the delogates-at-large from Iowa to the next republican national convention. If the senator had not said that Algona was over the Minnesota border, or words to that effect, wo should incline to indorse him. He is a good fighting republican and a genial state chairman. ent any more than anyone can tell why the democratic state, senators should not be counted present when in fact they were the first and most conspicuous men .the chamber. What objection there to saying that Senator Bolter present and ready for business when he was in his sent and had answered to the roll call? What right of the people was being infringed by assuming that their representatives wore business when they had Senator Brower voted with the democrats and helped them elect the minor officers in the senate, except the chief clerk He gave as his reason the democratic majority on a tie vote after Bestow is seated and said: "I prefer that the party whom the people of Iowa at the ballot box decreed should have a majority of one In this body on a tie vote, when the permanent organization is perfected, should have what the people of Iowa said they should have and shall vote accordingly." This rule, if carried to a logical conclusion, would warrant republicans in voting for any democratic measure, and is manifestly not well founded. But Senator Brower probably did not intend it to apply to anything but the election of minor officials. Webster City Graphic: The Upper Des Moines Editorial association meets at Algona, Iowa, Jan. 28 and 29, 1892, and promises to be the most interesting to 8 ,. £" Pi* h u eld> Al Sona will put on her best clothes and extend to the quill pushers and their wives the freedom of •he city, including tho freedom of her hotels. ElmorePost: Robert Burns, while Dressing hay at Mr. Goodrich's in He- •IVi 011 ! fi* 38 .y,' nil d the misfortune to get his left hand caught in the hay press, and the middle and ring finders were so injured that they had to iTave the ends taken off. It is lucky he got off so easily. Ho will stop work and have a good time although not a painless one, for rest, for a few days. BRAINERD, Minn.,.'Special Telegram, Jan. 15.—-A horrible railroad nocidi.-nt occurred on the Northern Pacific road seven miles from this city, near Janesville, today. Tihe train left West Superior about midnight as second section of No. 9, consisting of a baggage car and sleeper, the latter coach being occupied by the Andrews Opera company, who were on iheir way to Grand Forks, where they were to appear this evening. The train was in charge of Conductor Eugene Ball and Engineer Chas. Leake. The night was one of the coldest this season, the thermometer marking as low as 52 degrees below zero. When about a quarter of a mile this side of Janesville the train struck a broken rail, the engine and baggage car passing over in safety, but the sleeper was derailed. No one but occupants of the sleeping car knew there was anything ,wrong,:and quicker .than it takes to write of it, the car toppled over on her side and broke loose from the balance of the train, sliding down a five-foot embankment and lying in that condition. The jar occasioned by was not runhiiig over 25 or SO miles ail hour. THK KlttED AND INJURED. . The list of killed and Injured is as follows: • - ,; »*T i Mrs. Ed. M. Andrews and Lilhe Wallace, killed. , May Douglas, slightly burned on back. Geo,,-Andrews, slightly cut. Lotitia Fritch, prima donna, slightly burned. , . . Mrs. Barker, sister of L.. Fritch, shoulder dislocated and slightly burned, W. A. Firth, slightly injured. Bert Lincoln, arm fractured. G. E. Moody, slightly burned. Mrs. Al. Wakefleld, foet frozen. C. W. Andrews,'slightly burned and cut. J. C. Taylor, hands and feet slightly cut. Miss'Grnce Hale, slightly burned. Willie Rhys, hands slightly burned. Miss Lu Bashaw, feet cut and burned slightly. Etna Hurning, feet frozen. Mrs. Josie Shearer, badly burned. F. T. Allen, feet cut, neck and back burned. Miss Florence Joy, badly burned, FOR IOWA'S STATE The Society's Annual Meeting at Koines Last Week— fhfe Officers Chosen. Director Sessions Re-elected by a Un»nl. mous Vote—Other Things that Were Done Right. the car breaking loose notified the engineer and conductor. The train THE VEEFS BAILBOAD KUMOHS, The Mason City J'eopJo Figuring on the Kxtcnslon From Osnge—Talk of Going Through Kossuth. The Mason City Republican reports a visit from a loading man in the management of the Winona & Southwestern railway. He is seeking aid from Mason City, and the chances are that all the talk about running to Sioux City through Kossuth is made to bring the Mason City and Fort Dodge people to terms. Still the road is going in this stopped, and, hurrying back to was was the wit- Crescent: We notice neighboring towns some eigoring towns are giving the freight shipments from their points f^l n a " e , ntioTn to the following facts from Corwith. In round numbers there have been 2,000 cars of hay, ' cars grain and 80 cars of stock m this place during the last year. This 1S a pett e° od Bowin in was was Clay county received the Tippecanoe banner last week which was given to the county showing the best republican gain last fall. A. C. Parker made the speech of acceptance, and the Register publishes that and Judge Nourse's presentation speech small place and onTyVneVailroS "* * Estherville Vindicator: The Rolfe Reveille wants a base ball club organ ized in that place and says: " We have the material for a first class club, and with a little practice we can down anv- thing in northwestern Iowa. There is S ^£i!^ WPW scene, the wildest commotion nessed. The car lay oh her side, and several people had already made their exit through the windows, which had been broken. At this juncture the flames broke out, fanned by the draught and fed by the coal oil from the lamps, which had broken and saturated everything. Women screamed, moaned, and called for help. Brave men paled at the sight, and commenced with resolute hands to rescue the perishing. A HORRIBLE SITUATION. It seemed to those who were outside that many must be burned to death before they could possibly get out. By this time the whole car was a mass of flames. Women clad in scanty garments were being rescued with their hair and night clothes in flames. It was a sickening sight. Finally it was reported that everyone had been rescued; but upon a count it was discovered that Mrs. Edward Andrews and Mrs. year somewhere, and is very likely to goithrough to Sioux City, and all items about it have local interest. The Republican aiiys: Hon. Thos. Simpson, secretary of the Winona & South western railroad, was in ithe city for a few days last week. On Saturday night a meeting of a number of the prominent men of the city was held at the office of Messrs. Cliggett & Rule. Mr. Simpson made a short address before the meeting in which ho outlined the purposes of the management of the Winona & Southwestern Railroad company. Ho said it was the purpose of the company to extend their line farther west in order to secure an outlet for the lumber and coal located on the eastern branch of their system. The company he said had originally intended to go to Omaha in securing the Mason Citv *.-i? n »t. The fortieth annual meeting of the state agricultural society was held at Des Moines last Wednesday, and wag attended by 95 delegates from county associations and as many more who came to visit. It Was a representative body of Iowa citizens, and as much interest was taken in its proceedings as in the deadlock in the Senate. The morning session was devoted to ah ad'' dress from President Head, Secretary Shaffer's report, and reports of committees. President Head said there are now 114 agricultural fair associations in the state. We have already published tho returns of Iowa's crops as given by Secretary Shaffer. His report is the most voluminous ever prepared, and by it the grand total value of Iowa products of farm, pasture, and dairy is placed at the almost stunend. ous figure of $404,210,308, or over S for every man, woman, and child In the state, an average of $],1()0 per fa m t" v ncluding those engaged in mining transportation, manufactures, or coin! merce. As the number of farms in tho state is placed at 200,000 it means that the average farmer raised $2,200 worth of products in 1891. tn » ELECTION OP OFFICERS. In the afternoon the time was spent in securing officers for the coming year Major J. W. McMullen of Oskaloosa osa was chosen president by acclamation John A. Evans of wJt Lifty Sh, lffre8ident By accl Shaffer was named for s. Lillie Wallace, her maid, were missing. It was thought for a while that the former lady had escaped from the fire only and wandered into the woods in a dazed condition. There was no use to stay longer at the awful scene, as every possible effort had been put forth, and ead TV^ -T -j- Dodge railroad as a part of the line However, he said nothing could be done with the management of the latter road and the company was compelled to look to another road as they do not wish to P*™ 118 ] the Mason City & Fort Dodge ™, lh 'of • Tho company now have in mind to strike across the country from ' ° *" J^ction 'in which cas" City and C. B. Worth'ington of Bes Moines was chosen treasurer. For-director to fill Evans' place D. M. Moninger S Marshalltown and J. M. ManS o the first ballot was a tie won on the second balloot. Iat« fit I llnMlvr* —— A Monatrey P. L. Fowler of Clarke county was elected without contest to succeed himself. B J Moore of Dunlap was elected over D M Moninger, G. W. Franklin andS. S Sessions were elected without op Packard thn H the road would run rl wH 1 try which from Forest the now comparatively un occupied by railroads. However the tion. Chas. Ashton, Gov Pac Judge Wright addressed the the Interests of the world'sfni, and and d p t heats - was not couragous severity of the weather . company desire to know if the people of Mason City could make it any object Thom- metsburg, Algona, Spirit Lake, and Sioux Rapids being formed, and what we want is a club to join that lea™ , Te ^,: dea ° t] ?!ff,^- 8 .or & ani z ing e - made the sufferings of the injured more intense, and the troupe were placed in the baggage car and brought to this city where they were housed at the £'H?J&_ h ?£ e1 '. and Physicians sum- well as and leaving Estherville The idea would be simp i ' ' ~ i'"j "^ittuoj tu i oiievG of those burned and injured w uile this was being done a train was made upjind sent to the scene of talenn ifi iS i n any town named above. a league is formed it is prettv fo^ll 10 ** th * at Es therville will be ic both to stay and to win. in full. ready foi thoir coats hung up and were comfortably reclining In tho morocco leather chairs stamped with the great American eagle on the seat, and provided at an expense of $50, more or less, apiece, and were drawing their regular five dollars u day? And t. ...... shields arose from yet his Senator easy seat to protest indignantly that he was in fact absent. And the part of him that was to bo of his rule actually took the senator in out of tho snow - seen grew eloquent in denouncing the " imperial Reed," because the application Dubuque and wet, whore in his idea the senate ou^ht to decide he then was. Like tho thooso- phists ho tried to demonstrate that .he held dual relations to tho senate his physical body always being on hand for a fire furnished by tho state, a soft Wm. S. Holman, whose chief speech in twenty-six years of life in congress has boon " I object," and whose resolution last week against appropriations has caused so much discussion, is in his seventieth year He was born In a log, cabin in Indiana and was elected to congress in 1859. Randall once said, "Ho has saved the country in his career in congress nearly $500,000,000." Holman has long been known as "the watch dog of the treasury," and is now chairman of the committee on appropriations. There are only five lawyers in the lower house, and the Judiciary committee will have of necessity twelve members STOBIES The DEAN. the trucks OUR RAILROAD AGAIN. A Mason City dispatch says: om- as Simpson, secretary of the Winona & Southwestern railway, has been in the city the past few days in the inter- - World ' e « evenin e the officers-elect a fine banquet at the Savery. THE NEW PRESIDENT. The Des Moiries News eives a sketch of Major McMullen: J. N McMullen . he " resident of the iJia SteS road to this city. n - *T r V" eit her build to this or Manly.Junction in the early If they_ build their line to f ' a n f ° r thi . r ty-seven years has , Iowa, coming to Oskaloosa in- tnin's Jr£ P. r °Pr letor of a livery and transfer barn in that city and raisers few ^tw^tt-TSE 8p , eed hftve come from MoM uUen is a man of with grey His B con- , ' runs in marshal, head ANIMAL INTELLIGENCE. v,, A , remai , ns of the two victims, I burned beyond recognition, the head arms and lower limbs being entirely What was left of " drawn from other lines of buslneb». ± uore are less lawyers in the legislature than ever recent serious illness of the good, gray poet," Walt. Whitman recalls a curious reminiscence to the Des Moines News: While James Harlan of Iowa was secretary of the interior Walt. Whitman held some sort of clerkship in that department. During that period Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" was published by a Boston house and a copy was brought tothe.attention of the secretary. To ordinary sense many of the poems seemed more than indelicate to say the very least, while to Whitman's admirers they were redolent c,SL T sr= E .fSp 0 ,,. |n " ei '™ man car says the first he knew of the r±^™ 8ase ™ re :N-. and for 8nned ' one been ded tweenhsnees flehtt «s. There before. 1 he Cedar Rapids Republican says- The effort that is being made by some to read Senator Brower out of the republican party is premature, to say tho least, and can be productive of no good results There can be no question but the senator made a mistake when he bolted his party, but it may have been a mistake of the head and to =? *? ] T rt< Wocunv ^ well afford to give him hu own time in deciding wheth- "" ^ the higest Philosophy^ Mr Ha Ian be longed to the first category and ho promptly dismissed the poet from his department. From that day to thh whenever a Whitmanite eulogizes thfs Homer or Lucretius of our latter davs h , e & lves the Hon. James Hart™ a te£ Spencer vouches for a story to by our veracious He begins: THE DES MOINES says that Mr. Geo Clarke relates that when he was a brindled dog made arke farm, and bore name of never being whipped in * "Four miles away," said Mr. 'a relative had a black and The only time he 1 ground duty was ie enlisted in the army to a summons from the that he was and couldn't. returning -..- -e replied obligated to Uncle Sam He served through the '•"'"™ took an active into ,. , ac terest m the work of the society He has been on the board of doctors for ' MEETING OF THE DIRECTORS Immediately following the society fire two wo ones to get out t yet started, the car was He never these two but en- a neighbor's dog and badly L filTnPr.a rrt rrnf *Vjfi litfl f e shortly di cs. Andrews stated that he was sum ShttK^r^'S'E Mr. sure his their dog to come over " That is all very well'as , seat urnished by the state, an honor- "ents of iadies Senator Green was one of ™ o s no a fe, or death or birth furnished by tho state, and always on I lady hand for a speech to the applauding galleries and a protest against the outrageous conduct of tho republicans But his astral body, which alono could bo counted for a quorum, was steadily absent, only to show up when by some chance its presence could help elect a Noi 'th western Iowa received deserved democratic official, or pass a partv f 00 ^' 1 " 0 " iu tho election of Sheriff Mad- SZELZSLSTshB, "°"S R «=" **--"• M -- attitude only shows how the absurdity had some h 'i rd of any established custom can grow into 'elt well pi' g01 '° US acceptance and be solemnly and serious- resentativo ly defended. For what was more ab- j tho contest, than arising within twenty feet of ^«^ htat ^ top ^kno^'SdS "•' tel1 ' fl have a la "euage of their own safety" Ma«>CHpable of calling on ea4 o °her %M& h &^^SP$*£*. Sf revenge^ *%^SteJSXKS& well remembered, so often adverted or so bitterly sum- the°eyiuTe^^freshwriS 10 'f t h 0 fhi' £W l &/™«? wh >h Mr. Harlan win MR. GAEENE'S STATEMENT Supt. F._Greeno of this division over Senator Funk loiterintr on . wo o^Zeeliours ret A rc^ts;=K>«? not have cut much figure. Th^ los^f - — j ..., u tllu . life .is distressing to me Thn JnViiT. i Sam. Clark tellsVnew story , famous Henry Clay Dean, " wh o the presiding officer to denounce effect for saying that he had e . „ Se . nat01 ' Plu '»b wrote just be- on the when a s«f^te»-= , h l ! ^iV5! d . ?™ s »w all restin ^ISr.2sj?£ffis& ai «g •ing the night. A ^ *vT •;-- —">"vuvod, resulting in find' wKi K l ?, ttnimal »t its old home which they had taken it the day e. Now by what instinct or reas- h" u5 s V^ piff enab ied to find its way back? It saw no portion of the road over which the boys had carried it, because it was enclosed in a sack. No one, so far as they were able to ascertain, had lent the quadruped a "heln- ing hand" in finding its _way to itsTnt- THE MILE TRACK. whhfh »»1 ^" es t lon of a mile track, tn ^ 6nd ° ver a P° lltlon of the « IK e norfch °f the Present for sneed b |r 8ecOnd t . an ° ne ln thestaVe th^'fv, 116 8ay8 , lt wil1 not be Prob- that the very fastest horses will. compete on the state fair grounds al-. ', though exhibitions will ifkely be arranged. The keeping of pool selling »'om the grounds will prevent many iprsemen from coming here, ever* though the track may bo the fastest in the country, bnt Mr. McMullen is set against gambling in any form, and besides the society is obligated to exclude all shades of pools from the state fairs* The Now Superintendent. The Capital describes the new state superintendent: John B. Knoepfler was born in Germany in 1852, and two years h »s parents He was a n E ;ni and settled go, to hell,' took his hat and of one Was " went or 1 he Eldora Herald wants to sell our oneandpnly J. B. Sovereign for 80 cents on a dollar, but it is too long after election and there are no bidders. If the Iowa farmers lose on their corn tthe ,y doa't propose to lose when comee to buying men of this vintage. good student and taught schools on the shores of Lake Superior. In 1876 he was principal of the schools at Fayette this state, and after many years 'took' he same position at We^st y uSton l£ 1889 he taught at Lansing and was a frequent instructor at teachers' insti tutes. Thus far he has spent 18 SB in teaching, His skill as a mathematician is remarkable. For years he haa bf°n in the habit of ''hunting down" difficult problems in every new n matical work issued from the His English is pure, terse, and ous. tfe is a thorough German ai- tie also speaks French. In D sona appearance Prof. Knoepfler I 8P , c dedly prepossessing. He is P flye ft eight Inches in hefght, solidly buift' SL^jssfr^"^ head & press brown, , curl, and eye 8 pf

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