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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 30, 1898
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mi UPPER **UUUttMi*iih>MUU ALGONA, IOWA. WEPNE8DAY' MARCH 30. 1898. PECULtAR SUICIDE. fctfrt ^Artisoft BMtft TAkcs ftcr tlfe TVHh frnselo Acid. fbftt MAbtsos, March 25.—Fdtt Madisofc is wlldty excited over the feensational Suicide of Miss Etta .Price, daughter of C.S. Price, a, prominent resident, and distHct manager of the Nfe*c York Life Insurance Company. ?Che young lady slept Well and arose to gd to w6rk, She did not respond to & call and her toother found her in a room dettd. She had taken a small quantity of priissie acid abditt 0 o'clock, Causing instant death. For several years she had been assistant in Dr. W. F. Murray's office and knew the effects of poison well. She took a dose deliberately that would cause immediate results. She was 26 years old and of a •very handsome figure. She was a favorite in society and was engaged to ft young man until several months ago, •When the affair wns broken off. Sensational rumors as to the cause of her frash act arc afloat. RAILWAY ASSESSMENT, APPROPRIATIONS. Specific Figures on Each IJno Given Out by tho Executive Council. 1 DKS MOIKKS, March 28.—The executive council completed the assessment of railroads of the state and gave out the figures on each line. The total has not been computed exactly yet, but the assessment is increased about $15,000 in the aggregate. The total in 1807 was $44,494,431, and the total in 1806 wns $44,381,211. There was an increase in 1807 of about 5113,000. The Northwestern and Great Western railroads arc increased materially. The ."Q" and-the Rock, Island aro reduced somewhat. The Illinois Central and the other roads are not changed, except the Burlington, Cedar Rapids <fc Northern, which is increased about 8500 a mile. CAME NEAR BEINQ MURDER. Senate And Homo Committee* Agreed on Amount* to tee Allotrcd. DK8 MOINKS, March S6.—The senate and house committees on appropriations have agreed on all of the appro- priatidn bills introduced by the state institutions asking for extraordinary appropriations. The bills agreed on total $252,685. The list does not include all of the special appropriation bills of the session, but it does include all of the institution bills and One or two others. Senator Garst, chairman of the senate committee, said that he thought the extraordinary appropriation^ Would total 8300,000. Btit there are several bills which have not been ihtroailc'ed in both .houses and these remain for the committees to act on separately. Tho bills that the two committees have agreed upon, and which will no doubt go through both houses, are as follows: Anamosa penitentiary 542.825 Council Bluffs Deaf and Dumb Institute 2,050 Glen wood Homo for Feeble Minded.. (1,000 Knoxvillo Home for Blind 10,000 Benedict Home, Des Moinos 5,000 Mt. Pleasant Insane Hospital 10,500 Independence Insane Hospital 14,875 Clnrinda Insane Hospital SO,5II5 Stato University, Iowa City 81,000 Soldiers' Homo, Marshalltovvn Davenport Orphans' Homo Fish commission. Aerricultnral College, Ames Mitcliellvillo Industrial School for Girls Eldora Industrial School for Boys.. Vinton College for Blind Ft. Madison penitentiary State Normal School Cataloguing state library All OVER THE WORLD SPAIN'S tt Hnft left TORPEDO FLOTILLA. Islands tor 1,000 5.800 !),000 5,000 £,000 ii,50() 7,000 14; 130 48,000 8.000 the Cnhftry Potto Rico. WASHINGTON, March 25.—It is said President McKinley still has hopes of avoiding hostilities. He is inclined to regard the Maine affair as an incident, to pass it over for the present and seek to secure peace in Cuba by means of negotiations with Spain. Despite the president's pacific utterances, as reported by senators who have talked with him, unusual preparations for War are being made. The Spanish torpedo boat flotilla has started from the Canary islands to Cuba and the American navy is being placed on a war footing. Admiral Sicard has been retired oh account of disability. He is succeeded by Captain Sampson of the Iowa and 'Fighting Bob" Evans succeeds to the command of the Iowa. Commodore Schley will command the flying squadron at Hampton roads. A SUBMARINE MINE. Auditor Horn of Clinton County Shot by a Footpad. CLINTON, March 20.—-A daring attempt at highway robbery which nearly terminated iu murder occurred here. F. Horn, county auditor, was on his way home along one of the principal streets of the city, when one footpad suddenly siezed him and another pressed a revolver against his head and demanded his money. He refused and the fellow fired inflicting a severe wound. As he tried to fire again Horn knocked up his arm, called for help, and the fellows fled and succeeded in escaping. The victim is well along in years, a veteran of the civil war. Holdups are becoming frequent in this vicinity. ROUND SUM FOR SENATOR A. Total ¥252,085 The house passed a bill giving the Omaha exposition $30,000. The senate committee has taken no action OK it. This is one of the bills which the committees will not get together on. The Cherokee asylum bill has not been passed. It seems most probable that nothing will be given the Cherokee asylum this session, and that the work 011 it will bo delayed two years for the sake of clearing up the state debt. The house has also .passed the bill giving the historical building $30,000, and this has not passed the senate. IOWIUIB Knrmito to Alaska. SKATTLE, Wash., March 20.—A party of thirty-seven men from, Sioux City, Iowa, with Dr. J. B. Henry as leader, left Seattle for Yakutat Bay aboard the steamer Alliance. The party expects to spend two years prospecting- in Alaska. Disaster to tlio Maine WHS Caused by nn Kxtcriml Kxploftlon. WASHINGTON, March 20.—The Maine was destroyed by an external explosion. Such is the. statement made in the report of the court of inquiry which was considered by the cabine"t yesterday. The court docs not fix responsibility for the disaster, but the inference is that a floating submarine mine caused the destruction of the ship. While neither Spainnor Spaniards are accused, war preparations were pressed yesterday with unprecedented vigor and to-day the army uud navy of this country are on practically a war footing. Spain has been notified of the findings of the American board and asked for an explanation. REPORT IN WASHINGTON. IOWA • - . • - SENATE. DCs Moines. torch 25.—By ft vote of __ to 18 tho senate adopted the Whelan joint tesplntipn proposing to change tho constitution m regard to the make-up of the house of representatives. The resolution provides for one member from each county, and one additional member for each county whose population is more than three-fifths in excess of the average. In effect it would make an increase of of ten members in the house, nine of whom will como from northwestern Iowa. A limit of 116 members is provided. Cheshire secured the adoption of his resolution asking congress to moke Port Arthur, Texas, a sub-port of entrv Gorrell presented a resolution requesting becretary Long to christen one of the two new cruisers Des Moines. House bill appropriating &80.000 for exhibit at Omaha was amended to make the sum 120,000 and passed. Bill appropriating $30,000 for the state memorial and art hall passed. Bills appropriating *42,825 for the penitentiary atAnartiosa and $5,000 for the Benedict home also passed. HOUSE Little business of importance was transacted. The appointment of a sifting committee was authorized. Among bills passed wore Ellison's habitual criminal act and the senate bill requiring applicants for teachers' certificates to pass an examination in didactics. * SENATE. Des Moines, March 20.—The resolution to ask the secretary of the navy to name a battleship Des Moines was killed. Appropriation bills were passed as follows • To restore Stato University library, one-tenth mill tax for ono year; Amos college $5.000 for a carpenter shop, also permitting tho H,,, I nlf c ^? dl '" lW ' an " nos " OT1 dcd balance of W.OUD; Mt. Pleasant, insane hospital, 810,L» ™,? 11>lf i' industrial school, Mitehellville, JM.OOO; state veterinary surgeon, $10,000; bluto Agricultural Society, &~>,000: Davenport orphans'home. $5,000; Cherokee hospital for inwme, *100,000; stato traveling library. ¥2,000. Bills were also passed re- IOWA CONDHNSKD. Thos. Hampton was instantly killed In a clay pit at Ottumwa by being A Representative of the Austrian Gov. eminent Purchases Him. DES MOINES, March 26.—C. E. Alexander, the owner of Senator A., has Bold the horse to a representative of the Austrian government for $5,000. The horse will be delivered by April 15. 'Senator A.'s record is 2:10. He •won the Transvaal stake at Lexington a' year ago last summer, this being worth $3,500 clear. He has been a good winner on the grand circuit for the last two seasons. Alexander bought him nine years ago for $20, and began driving him on the track soon afterward. Senator A. is ten years old. _ . '• THE BOARD OF~CO~NTROL. Oar. Slmiv Appoints £ai-rabee, Klnne and Cownie. DES MOINES, March 25.— Gov. Shaw has appointed ex-Governor Larrabec, ex-Judge Kinne and John Cownie as members of the board of control. The friends of the board of control bill arc well pleased with the selections. Governor Larrabbo is appointed for the two year term, making him president of the bpard. Judge Kinne is given the four year term and John Cownie the six year term. ' McGcary Indicted for Murder. DUBUQUE, March 26.— The grand jury of Dubuque county returned an indictment for murder in the first degree against John McGeary for the murder of William O: Lavake. The accused is held in jail without bail. It is likely the trial will take place during the present term of the district court, now in session. Short 84,000. BVBUNGTOX, March • SO.— The committee examining Auditor Fear's accounts have discovered a further (shortage of 51,200, which makes the total shortage for which the abbcond- ing official is responsible $j,000. Republican Stafo Convention In Dubuijue. DES MOINES, March 25.— The republican state central committee decided to Jiold the state coiurentipn in Dubuque pn September 1. | Congressman Laccv »s to be temporary chairman. L.ONDON, March Kg,— It ib now almost certain that Gladstone caiipot live more than three ov four day*. JIjs condition is critical and the physician*. , can do nothing but Alleviate t'he pain , hp suffers. caught under falling shale. Des Moines dispatch: The resignation of J. 13. Wickham as local trustee of the Glenwood institution for feeble minded children was laid before the governor and accepted. Governor Shaw at once announced the name of Dr. F. M. Shriver to succeed him. Before tendering his resignation Mr. Wickham made a settlement in full for all funds wrongfully withheld by him. , . Sioux City dispatch: The G. IT. Hammond Company, of Hammond, Ind., and South Omaha, Neb., is nego- tiatingwith the Credits Commutation company for the reopening of the Silberhorn packing plant, to which the Commutation company secured title among other properties soon after tho panic of 1893. The plant is one of the largest in the country, but has been closed for several years. John. P. Harudoii, a well known farmer living south of Roland, was a few days ago .thrown from his milk wagon while his team was running and seriously injured. An ugly scalp wound was inflicted and two of the fingers on his loft hand were broken and the flesh torn from a third. It is thought that the scalp wound, in which about four square inches of the scalp is. torn from the skull, will not prove fatal. Barnum, a small toM'ii west of Fort Dodge, was visited a few days ago by a disastrous fire. About 4 a, m. a building which is owned by P. T. Con, norfs and occupied by the drug firm o) John H. Dean & Co., was discovered in flames. The firo spread to the adjoining building, owned by John Dwyei and occupied by a millinery stock. Both buildings and stocks were totally destroyed. The loss will amount to over §5,000. Merry Henborne, a young man from the country, became intoxicated at Osc'eola recently and on being arrested attempted to r«m, He was ordered to halt, but not heeding it, Nig lit Watchman Bartlctfc shot after him, the ball (.hiking his back, ranging along the spine. Henborne still lives, but the lower part of his body is helpless and the physicians think he will die. Public opinion is somewhat divided, but few harshly cr'ticise Bavllett, as Jlenborno wa& a fellow who usually made trouble for the officers when in town. Henborne is unmarried. $95,000 to loan atoncetipon improved town propertiet., Good agents wanted. Iowa Deposit & Loan Cp. , Det. Moines, Ja At PCS Moines recently the state conference of charities and cotrectiohs «lo^dits three days' session, living perfected a pjn-inanmt /.Icutcnunt Commander Mnrlx Arrive* With tho Important Docuiuout. WASHINGTON, March 25.—The report of the naval board of inquiry into the Maine disaster was received in Washington at 0:35 o'clock last night. The four naval olliccrs who have guarded it watch and watch since its departure from Key West were hustled at once into a carriage by an attache of the navy department and driven to the Ebbitt House. The party consisted of Lieutenant Commander Marix, Lieutenant John Hood, Lieutenant Carl Jungen, Past Assistant Engineer Bowers, A. T. Bowers, a nephew of the judge advocate, and Ship Carpenter Helms, of the Maine's ill-fated crew. Looks as If War Must Coin p. CHICAGO, March 37.—"It looks very much to me just now as if war between this country and Spain was inevitable," said Interstate Commerce Commissioner W. H. Calhoun. Mr. Calhoun went to Cuba as commissioner of the government and investigated the condition of the starving patriots on the island. "I have h'oped until recently," he continued, "that the two countries would be able to find some way of adjusting the pending troubles without recourse to arms, but it looks now as if war were bound to .come. Everything Eeems to point in that direction. The nir is full of significance of preparation on both sides, and public sentiment in this country has even among the more conservative people come to regard war as the only logical outcome of the present situation." Spain Says It Cainu From Inside. WASHINGTON, March 37.—The Spanish government has cabled officially to Washington,^' that the Spanish naval commission hold the disaster to the Maine to bo of internal origin. The government of Spain, it can be stated positively, is not disposed to turn back the torpedo flotilla now proceeding from tho Canaries, and would be disinclined to consider a suggestion from this government tending to interfere with the disposition by Spain of hoi- own naval forces. ,,,, °L , *• yl «isant and Independence hospitals for the insane from §14 to SI 2, and tho Clarlnila hospital from $14 to $18; reducing tho per capita support fund of tho industrial school* from $11 to $10; and increasing tho minimum ago when children sliall bo admitted to tho Council Bluffs home for deaf and dumb from live to seven years. nousic. A conference committee on the Omaha appropriation was appointed, both tho houses refusing to accede to each. Tho senate gives $20.000 and tho house ?80,000. J ho bouso killed tho plan to provide a sec- rotary for the board of educational oxam- " lel 'f- J-ho house passed tho bill to lower tlio interest on stato warrants from 0 to 5 per cent. FIFTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. SESATB. Washington, March 21.—Little business of importance was transacted. Bacon introduced ah amendment to tho Hawaiian annexation resolution providing that tho resolution shall not bo effective until the question shall have been passed upon affirmatively by tho electors of Hawaii. Allen secured the passage of a resolution calling upon the secretary of the interior for information as to the number of all classes of pensioners, including the percentage of men and women and children carried on the pension rolls. House. The house unanimously passed the bill for the relief of the survivors and victims of the Maine disaster. The bill reimburses the surviving officers and men for the losses they sustained to amount not to exceed one year's sea pay, and directf, the payment of an equal sum to the legal heirs of those who perished. SENATE. Washington, March 15.—In an address Senator Caffery, of Louisiana, to-day advocated placing all quarantine powers in the linuds of the federal government, also adding that he was as staunch a state's rights advocate as any other man. BOUSE. The house spent the day on the contested election case of Thorpe vs. Epps, from tho Fourth Virginia district. Tho naval tho increase tho nnvy allows to be constructed by contract three first class heav- ly armored battleships, of 11,000 tonr lach. to cost, exclusive of armament, not over *a,000,000 uiich. one to bo named the Maine; six torpedo .boats, six torpedo boat destroyers, ono gunboat to take the place of tho U. S. S. Michigan, the contracts or all of these to be made within sixty lays after tho passage of the bill. SHIPS TO GATHER. f .Squadron Soon to Organize at lliunptou ItoadB. WASHINGTON, March 27.—A flying squadron at Hampton Roads lias been organized. It is to be commanded by Commodore Winficld Scott Schley, whose flagship is to be the fine armored cruiser Brooklyn. The command at present comprises three vessels—the Brooklyn, Columbia nnd Minneapolis, all ocean greyhounds—but in a short time tho squadron probably will be swelled to about a do/en ships, including the St. Paul and the St. Louis of the American line, which were built so that they could be turned into efficient fighting machines at a few days' notice. SENATE. Washington, March SI—In the senate, :3acon, of Georgia, introduced a resolution that while the policy of tho United States was to maintain Honor it was also its policy at all times to maintain peace as long as consistent and especially in tho present emergency. Tho bill for tho relief of tho survivors of the Maine passed without debate. Senator Gallinger. who but recently returned from Cuba, added his testimony on tho terrible conditions existing in that country. Ho expressed tho belief that Cuba is lost to Spain and that its independence or absorption should speedilv come. HOUSE. In the contested election case of Thorp vs. Epps, Thorp, rep., was given the seat by a solid parly vote. SENATE. Washington, March 24.— Senator Thurston spoke on the Cuban question from personal observation. Thii'-stoii made a touching allusion to his wife's death by saying that he was about to speak "by the command of silent lips." His description of tho sufferings of the rcconeentrndos accorded iu full with those of Proctor and Galliiiffer. • He declared tho published stories were not exaggerations. He commended tho course of President McK'nlev but declared that the time for action had come, as there was no longer aiiv hope for betterment. Ho declared that it \vas toe late for the recognition of belligerency or be of avail, and he opposed annexation. Tho only thing loft was intervention for the establishment of independence of the island. tho LOOKS FOR A SIEGE. lilanco at AVork on Defenses for the City of Havana. HAVANA, March 27.—Blanco has entered upon his final preliminary to war. The military council decided to begin at once the construction of sand works to cover the exposed guns in the shore batteries. Some 200 men. arc digging sand from the old bed of the Almeiidarez river for the battery protection. The contractors are under heavy penalty to build works sufficiently high to cover the guns within the period of fifteen days, and circulars are out offering immediate employment to 1,400 men. The Mangrove to Havana. KKV WEST, March 30.—The Mangrove has sailed for Havana with orders to take on all the American officials in that city with the exception of Consul General Lee It is feared that the knowledge of the court's report has brought the anti-American sentiment to a climaxv Another Torpedo Boat Purchased. LONDON, March 27,—Commander Colwell, the United States naval attache lierc, has bought for the United States the first class torpedo boat built at ehlchou for Germany. She is ready ;o sail. England Looks for War. LONDON, March 28.—There is little hope here that hostilities can bo averted between the United States and Spain and it is believed the revelation officially made regarding the destruction of the Maine will so combine the other factors of the situation, as to make war inevitable, though it is still regarded as possible that Spain, at the lust moment will see the hopelessness of maintaining their position and yield to the inevitable. HUKVITIKS. . decided tffl.jneet nejrf Haryh, in n., -f he p.cwanen,t oncers by the society are a* jajs, W, W. tost HP* preside;^, Major '. |ftiir0^4o09j(mis«jone 'by Ohio Klver on H Kaiupage. CINCINNATI, March 25.—The Ohio i-iver is on a rampage and immense damage has been done in, the cities and towns along its banks. A dozen or more fatalities are reported, Rail- •oads aro the heaviest losers finan- lially. ^^ Sim In Will Jaime UonUs, MAJHUD, Maiyh SO.—The Bank of Spain is to lend the Spanish government aoo.OOO.'OQQ pesetas, guaranteed by tho new treasury notes. . -V whistljng eel has been discovered in the Frj; islands, it O nh' whistles when excited, about 0mJ4fth' of then* have Dyspepsia, caused by laziness ftijd inactivity. The flying frog 'of Borneo has long- toes, which »re ^vcbhed to the tir-s. tys feet thus a.cts as little parachutes, »ua enable the "frog to leap'from lofty trees and descend gradually. A Shakespearian garden is ojg,e of »a««§i 04 Warwick Castle, tti86unerintend,ed,h; ~ - A Madrid dispatch describes an interview with Senor Pi y Margali, at one time president of the Spanish federal republic and chief of the ministry, in which he is reported as declaring that Cuba is practically lost to Spain. "Spain is exhausted," he is reported as saying. "She must" withdraw her troops and recognize Cuban independence before it is too late. By an immediate recognition she would obtain payment for a portion of tho war, debt and commercial advantages," Havana dispatch: It is known positively that negotiations between General Pando's emissaries and General Garcia and other prominent insurgents, in which the offevs of practical independence are said to have been made, l»ave proved an absolute failure. Pando's command is again moving eastward. The fact that the insurgent general, Gomez, remains inside the Jnearo-Moron troeha, in Pando's rear, •makes the latter a subject of criticism by military men in Havana. Premier Sagasta, of Spain, is quoted in a recent interview as spying UODSE. The house spent tho day in consideration of the naval appropriation bill. 1IOUSB. _ AVashington, March 25.—While the house in committee was considering tho naval appropriation bill a ruling, which iu effect compelled members to confine their remarks under the five niiuuto rule to the subject before the house, was made against Mr. Hartnuiu, sil. rep., who attempted to make a political speech. The ruling was denounced as a usurpation and appeal from tho ruling was taken. When all else failed, every expedient was resorted to to block progress with tho bill. As a result but four pages were disposed of. HOUSE. Washington, March 20.—Tho house spout tho day debating tho naval appropriation bill. Several speakers declared that war already existed between Spain and tho United States and every utterance in favor of aggressive action against Spain was applauded by the crowded galleries. Who Oivns the U. 8. Patent Office? DES MOINES, March 24.—We frequently hear complaints about the manner in which officers serve the people. Men elevated from the rank of private life to positions of trust, honor and emolument often assume an air of importance and haughtiness that is quite offensive to the humble citizen who, as one of the sovereign people has a right to expect civility in his intercourse with every public servant —from cross-roads postmaster up to president. Men who honor their office have the good sense to remember that tho poorest and humblest citizen should be served as courteously and faithfully as the proudest and wealthiest aristocrat. But, alas, how many dishonor their places and are servile and fawning to tho influential and indifferent, condescending or haughty to common people. And o.ften the lower the grade of the office the larger the degree of self-importance manifested Deputies and clerks frequently put on airs that principals are too modes tand sensible to assume. Occasionally we are glad to know, official importance and insolence gets wholesome rebuke from the dignity of private citizenship An instance of this kind occurred in tho corridors of the United States patent office and may serve as a lesson to all public servants who forget their duty. Early one morning an humble inventor and public benefactor was walking up and down in the hall quite complacently waiting for the doors to be opened. An official approached him with a look intended to annihilate the early caller and asked: "Do j'ou belong to the patent office?" The offended citizen with true manly dignity turned on his insolent interrogator and replied: "No, sir! The patent office belongs to me—and other citizens the United States!" IOWA LEGISLATURE. SENATE. Des Moines, March 32.— Tho senate ed a number of important bills. One introduced by the committee on educational. institutions makes it necessary for applicants for stato certificates to teach to pass on examination, the present law permits the issuance of these certificates to graduates of tho state normal school and the University. Bill passed increasing the pel- capita allowance of tho feeble mindea m- stitute from *10 to SIS per month and repealing tho $22,000 annual appropriation. The secretary of the board of health is secretary of the board of medical examiner's. to draw an additional salary of »600 making his total compensation ?1|800. Gilbertsori secured the passage of a bill raising the maximum fee to be charged for filing articles of incorporation from 1350 to $2.000. A bill by Cheshire providing for the taxation of fast freight companies was passed. They aro required to give in to the executive council annually a statement of all their property in the United States, together with their gross receipts in Iowa in order that the council may be able to issess them. The bill is the remnant of tho Cheshire amendment. Young's bill relating to levy and disbursement of county road fund passed. It gives to supervisors the charge of all the county road fund to bo expended 1 in or outside of cities. Bill providing for licensing and regulating stationary engineers was reconsidered and passed. nousn. The hftosc passed the board of control bill as amended by tho special bouse committee after probably the stormiest and most exciting quarter of an hour ever witnessed in an Iowa legislature. When the committee amendments, tho only important one of which was to give the board of control supervisory powers over the stato educational institutions, had been read and adopted, Niotert, chairman of tho spooial committee, moved that the bill bo passed to its third reading. A ruling of tho chair that this action could be taken by n majority vote caused an uproar which the speaker was unable to quell for several minutes. The bill passed to third reading, 47 to HI), and upon final passage received 71 votes to 20 against it. Other bills passed by tho house were Penick's bill providing for the listing and taxation of mortgages: Smith's bill to facilitate the drainage of wet lands ; Eaton's bill to prohibit illegal voting at primaries, and a senate bill relating to care and propagation of fish and the protection of birds and game. SENATE. DCS Moines, March 28.— The senate by a vote of 20 to 8 concurred in the house amendments to tho board of control bill and tho measure now goes to the governor for his sitruature. There- was no discussion. Kilbnrn's bill permitting school treasurers to leave a portion of thoir funds in tho hands of the county treasurer was passed as was tho bill known as tho Gutlirie county high school measure. restricting the power of tho board with reference to taxation, and providing certain rules relative to attendance. Tlio housq bill providing that a pharmacist's permit shall not bo revoked for offenses against tho law more than two years back passed without opposition. Among other important bills passed were the following; A bill amending tho collateral inheritance law to conform with a recent decision of tho supremo court so that this tax can bo collected; preventing the revoc- iion of a pharmacist's permit for a violation of the law more than two years prior to tho time of beginning action : appropriating §2,500 for Private John Daily, of Algona, wound- ' ed at Ft. Dodge while firing a camion salute to the governor in 1893; appropriating 81,000 for tho employment of a teacher for Linnie Hague wood. Iowa's blind girl- permitting tho retention of girls in tho reform school until they are 31 instead of 18. HOUSE. Tho house voted to indefinitely postpone Ray's bill, which as amended by the judiciary committee, made homesteads which exceeded $2,5000 in value liable for debts contracted by families for the necessaries of life and all goods sold by merchants. llie application for pardon by Bernard Kennedy, serving a life sentence for tho murder of his wife in Dubuque was granted. Senate amendments to the Hinkson county high school bill were concurred The amendment provides for the submission of tho question to a vote of the people of Guthrie county. SENATE. Des Moines, March 24.— The senate passed tho house primary election bifl with a few important amendments. Tho word caucus wherever it appears in the bill was Btncken out. There was some discusuion after the measure was adopted as to whether or not this did not practical v destroy the intent of the bill. Tho bill requiring' 'a husband or wife to testify against the other in case of fraudulent transfer of property in charge passed bv -i vote of 81 to 8. *he house bill allowing " r °P ei ' ty to be redeemed withiK reclosure notwithstanding any contract thereto, was also passed irousE. The house reconsidered and passed the bill by Bird giving counties the right to demand the return from the state hospitals of then- incurable insane. The senate to feoffn? 1 ' the bm ? by , Ladd in re'lu OH 10 lees tor renewal of certificates authority to insurance IS of P T11 ° con ?. uwe »' bmlth of Greene, directing that the tos- by th ° committee appointed s hal , i " vesti !??to the state institu- 6ll ' U " SCnbed Und placed o» nf PRESIDENT'S PLANS. Relative to Makes 1'ubllo His Program C'ubn. WASHINGTON, March 28 —i McKinley will take no action • ent on the Maine incident. He prefers to leave that mutter to "the adjustment of a more quiet period." The ™ port of the Maine court of inquiry will be sent to congress to-day. 'Tuesday or Wednesday lie will ask cono-rei £^.«H> to feed reconcentradoe's ^ ' Cuba. Later ho will ask Spain to make terms with the Cubans and eiul the-war. This failing- lt », . ;"" policy to forcibly intervene on itarian grounds. of that the government entirely approves Bunco's conduct jn denying that the Maine's magazines were blown up with dynamite, as> the Americans »ave alleged. , The newspapers published in Vienna announce that Japan, between 1895 and 1905, w.ill have expended 135,000,000 yen in the building pf warships. Forty-seven have already keen, ordered with short terw of delivery j» Eng- Fwce, Germany and thsVnitejJ _ Valuable information about obtaining, valuing and selling patents sent tree to any address. THOS. G. On win & Co., Proprietors Iowa Patent Oflioe. Some IMtish dentists' use molten glass for flliing teeth. It is prepared which make the with some chemicals glass malleable and durable. A strange accident caused the death of Arthur Garvey, a/ merohant of Rocky Mount, N. C. While he was dressing he fell against a window, and his head passed through the brok- PW_glass, which ruptured his jugular vein. - s. Under the streets of Edinburgh'there is an abandoned railroad tunnel a mile W length. For years it has been used AS a inushropHa f W m, and the •evuwyatws hftye produced, an of 5,0,00 pounds pf iwushroonsa Kearsargo and Kentucky launched fcuwoHT NEWS, Vu., March SS.-i'ho new battleships Kearsarge and tucky, regarded ;,s the cum, female

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