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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 21, 1898
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THE UPPER MSB MOINES! ALGON^. IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 21. 1898, IN MAI Bid CROP. Will »e«sel*<! Mor* Thhti 000,000 for thelfr Product*, Be9 Moihes dispatch: the final state freporl makes the average winteT wheat yield 16.6 'busheis per acre and the total yield S,i68,9i6 bushels. The (spring wheat averaged 14.8 bushels j>_r acre and yielded 19,153,000 bushels, •the total wheat yield was 22,321,000 trti&helB, valued at $ll,702,i?6. The corn averaged 84.5 bnshel^;j|f?i;%e ; fcnd 6,896,000 acres yielded 289,M4,0&0 Ibiishels. The value of "the crop is$06,* 619,000. It is estimated that fully 10 per cent of-the crop will be merchantable. The bats yield was 139,915,000 bushels, or an aveinge of 33.5 bushels per acre; rye, BJSTO.OOO bushels, or 16 bushels per acre; barley, 2,376.604 bushels, or 27.5 bushels per acre; flax, 8,376,000 bushels, or 10.5 bushels per acre; hay, 3,853,000 tons; prairie hay, 1,645,000 tons. The totni crop output amounts to 8187,455.370, to which should be added the increment in value gained by consumption of crops in the production of beef, pork, mutton, wool, dairy products, poultry nnd eggs, horses, etc. The nggregate value of the soil products of Iowa for the year 1898 is not less than 5225,000,000. CANNOT OPEN DOOR SUNDAY. Supremo Conrt Says Saloonkeepers Cannot Glenn Dp Sunday. DBS MOINES, Dec. 19.—The supreme court has decided that saloons must not be opened on Sunday for cleaning up preparatory to business Monday. A \Vinnesihiek county saloonkeeper named Rosenthal admitted that he opened his saloon on Sunday to clean it. "This," says the court, "is a violation of the mulct law. The statute does not say the place shall not be opened for business. 'It says it shall not be opened 'at all.' There may be some case of necessity in which the opening of the door of a saloon on Sunday would not be a violation of law, but preparing the place for business on the following day does not present such an instance." Rosenthal appealed from conviction for contempt of court in violating an injunction, claiming protection of the mulct law. Having violated it. he can not. STAY. RECEIVES THOUSANDS Tftke IttOit o* th* Pi-Ires In Afl Competition At the Omaha B*po»itlon. DEsMoiSftB, Dec. 15.—Iowa, exhibitors ha *e been awarded 27 of the 118 medals and diplomas, by the Trans- Mississippi exposition in the dairy s agricultural and horticultural department. Of the $50,000 cash prizes offered in the live stock department, 810,000 goes to the breeders of the Hawkeye state. The commissioners of'the exposition have completed their list of awards, and in the course of a few days will make theif official report. lo^a'Stanfls nigh among -tile leaders in the departments named. The highest award given to any exhibitor in the dairy department has been given to John Turnbull, of Atlantic. Mr. Turnbull scored the highest possible test for creamery butter, passing through five consecutive tests and scoring above 97 per cent in each. This is considered a perfect test. The award given is a fine gold medal. In the other departments, Iowa exhibits excelled in nearly t.he snmo proportion. One-fifth of the totnl cash prizes awarded to live stock exhibitors came to the breeders just ensfc of the Big Muddy. In the agricultural, horticultural and dairy departments even a better showing was made. TRIPLE TRAGEDY AT DECORAH ALL OVER THE WORLD CHINESE REBELS* Aft Army After Catholic Kefnge*§ la Chung King, China. TACOMA, Wash., Dec. 17.—The steamer Impress of India brings news from Chung King, China, that business is paralyzed throughout the western Chinese province of Szchunen because of the depredations of Yumantze and his band of 5,000 rebels, who are thoroughly disciplined and wear a uniform havingfbr its distinguishing feature the Chinese chai-acter meaning "Avenge." They are determined to rid China of all foreigners and stamp DUt-the Christian religion. There are 8,000 Catholic refugees in Chung King, and the property destroyed by the rebels is estimated at 5,000,000 taels. During their raids they have rendered 20,000 people, mostly native Christians, homeless, and G!2liveshnve been taken, including several European missionaries. BETSY SMITH MUST .Supreme Court Affirms Her Ufe Sentence For Killing: Her Husband- DES MOINES, Dec. 16.—Betsy Smith, the noted DCS Moines murderess, must spend the few remaining -years of her life at Fort Madison penitentiary. On a second appeal the Iowa supreme court has affirmed the life sentence of imprisonment given her in.the Polk county district court several years ago for the crime of murdering her husband, Michael Smith, by administering poison. On a former appeal the case was reversed and Betsy was given a new trial, which resulted in the Bame verdict as the first one. A second appeal was made and this time the case is affirmed. Chief J nstice Deemer writes the opinion, which is quite lengthy, handling in detail the several arguments of the appellant, concluding with the statement that there is no doubt as to the guilt of the defend an t. New Insurance. The latest in Insurance Circles is the organization of twin companies; •'The Mutual Hailstorm Insurance Association of Iowa" and "The Mutual Windstorm Insurance Association of Iowa," both under the same management, in the Observatory Building, Des Moines. Their proposition to farmers is unique and saves them three to ten dollars each. The officers and directors are P. L. Fowler, Prest.; J. R. Sage, Vice Prest.; O. L. F. Browne, Seev.; R. A. Crawford,Treas.; Directors, Hi H. Fitch, B. F. Clayton, L. G, Clute, S. B. Packard, J, W. Richards. These names are guaranty of fair dealing. Request by mail will bring full particulars. Disastrous Runaway Accident. CHABITON, Dec. 17.—John Fisher was driving his mother-in-law from Chariton to Russell when the horses became frightened, and starting to run overturned the buggy, throwing both out. She was hurt internally, The frightened animals dashed" through a hedge upon a railroad track in front of an approaching train. One horse was instantly killed and the Other one hint so badly that it had to be Wiled. ______ i Farmer Killed at a Croisln_. ' • COLUMBUS JUNCTION, 18.—Benjamin Batfield, a farmer living three or four miles north of Columbus Junction •was killed while crossing the track of the Burlington, Cedar Rapicts & Northern Railroad Company. He attempted to drive across the track, and jumping from the rear of the wagon was caught by a freight train, bly mutilated and killed. Child Prinks Concentrated 1 SIGOUBNEY, Dec. 17.—Little Gertie Ellsberry got hold of a can of concentrated lye and when found by her motfcer bad tlje can to her lips m the act of drinking. She swallowed gome of the stuff and qjay die. Her throat and mouth a>'e tevribly burned and swollen- _ 4 $U» geptjej»ej» Suspended, Pee. 17.—An order Farmer Kills His Wife anil a Neighbor, Then Suli-ldcu. DECOKAH, Dec. 10.—John S. Kjerland, a 'farmer living fifteen miles northeast of Decorah, crazed by jealousy, went to the farm of Lars' Aashuss, a neighbor whom he believed had been too attentive to his wife, shot him dead, then returned to his house and attacked his wife with a knife, inflicting wounds which he supposed "had caused her death. He then fled to the house of Martin Branvick, whew he was, stopping when the officers arrived. Learning that they were on his track he shot himself through the head with a rifle. It is believed by the neighbors that his jealousy was without cause. VTolvcrton Found Not Guilty. OSCEOI.A, Dec. 17.—The jury in the case of the state of Iowa vs. Joe Wolverton returned a verdict of not guilty, after beingoutfor twenty-eight hours. Wolverton was indicted for murder in the first degree for the alleged killing of Mrs. Mary E. Gilfillan • IOWA CONDKNSKD. PRINTER'S INSANE ACT. En- horri- suspending fcbe sentence of irop*1%pjj- .uepi to We 0f Fr»nk L. Wiltaie has b*yn «seeiv*fl *M> m Governor Sfcaw by the clerk o* tl*e f loy« county court, tried |or th» murder of Pro, The business portion of the village of Janesville, north of Waterloo, was almost entirely destroyed by fire at 2 o'clock a., m. Seven store buildings are in ruins nnd portions of stocks of goods are piled in the streets. The loss is placed at $15,000, with about 87,000 insurance. Chicago dispatch: J. A. R. Elliott, of Kansas City, defeated Frea Gilbert, of Spirit Lake, Iowa, in the live bird shoot., at Watson's Park, for the Sportsman's Review trophy, Elliott killing 95 birds to Gilbert's 92. The day was decidedly unfavorable for high scores, snow falling part of the time, while a strong wind greatly interfered with the contestants. Gilbert was quite nervous at first and made nearly nil of his misses during the first twenty.-five flies. At Marshalltown recently, in the trial of the Adams murder case, the jury returned a verdict finding Will Adams guilty of murder in the first degree aud sentencing him to life imprisonment in the penitentiary. When the clerk read the verdict the defendant never moved a muscle, but took the matter with apparent coolness. The verdict meets general approval. The sentiment has been all along that Adams was guilty of the deed he was charged with perpetrating. Fire at Osceola a few nights ego completly destroyed a whole half block of business houses. The loss will be between 510,000 and 513,000. The blaze started in the New York Racket store and spread rapidly, burning in its path, the Farmers' restaurant and lodging house, Dare & Sanford's tin shop, tne marble works, two carpenter shops, Whitney's new two-story blacksmith shop and a large granary containing 5QO bushels of oats. Nine buildings in all were burned. Herioc work at Ballew's lumber yard finally extinguished the flames and saved the destruction of the Dunbar house and many other buildings near by* Atlantic dispatch: A. W. Dickerson, ex-cashier of the defunct Cass County Bank, has been liberated, the indictments found against him while he was in prison having been dismissed. The motion to have the indictments set aside was sustained for tho reason that , the state failed to prosecute in the time prescribed by law, and 'also because the defendant Dickerson was led to believe, and did believe upon what was represented to him', that if he would plead guilty under one of the indictments, sent to Shelby county on a change of venue, he would not be prpsecuted further foe. his connection with the Cass County Bank-A Head-end collision which occurred 'near Rutledge, on the Milwaukee,. between tbe Kansas Pity eastbound passenger aod an ext r a west- freight, caused th.e telescoping two engines, 1the destruction ol a car and t)xe. swashing up ol three or four freight cars- The trainmen all escaped by J«wpinp, A. des*p pas 6e p g ers were j»o*» or !•*» - - •- • *--"— ' n« Injuries Attncks BrUlgli Embassy, Smnshlnff trunce Doors ntul Windows. WASHINGTON, Dec. 17.—The police have under arrest Joseph W. Pearson, a printer, 20 years of age, who made a violent attack on the British embassy with bricks, which he flung into the drawing room, in which members of the family of Sir Julian Paimcefote were seated. Miss Pauncefote was struck by a brick but fortunately its fore wws somewhat spent and she 'escaped with, a slightly -injured ankle Several windows were smashed and the magnificent cut glass of |he main entrance doors was broken and ruined. The total damage done, it is estimated will amount to 8700. Pearson had been acting queerly for several days. PRESIDENT AT ATLANTA. Responds to the Tonst, "Our Country," at a Banquet. ATLANTA", Ga., Dec. 1C.—Altanta's peace jubilee was brought to a close with a banquet. Addresses were made by Clark Howell, editor of the Atlanta Constitution; Pres. McKinley, who responded to the toast, "Our Country;" General Shaftcr, George R. Feck, Secretary Gage,General Wheeler, Secretary Smith, Governor Johnston, of Alabama, and others. The banquet was marked by utterances which it is generally conceded have cemented hard and fnst the bonds between the north and south. MAINE MAY BE RAISED. Department Considering £lans f*» Butting Wrecks. WASHINGTON, Dec. 18.—The navy department has not abandoned the hope of rescuing the Maine from Havana harbor and bringing the wreck back to this country for rehabilition, nor does it seem likely, from the interest taken by responsible wrecking experts, that the Cristobal Colon Will be permitted to pound to pieces on the Cuban shore. Th'e board of construe* tion has under consideration a formal proposition for salvage of both these .vessels and their delivery at New York or such other pot-t of the United'States as the government might select, no company to be allowed to.begin operations on the vessel until comparison can be made between the offers from several trustworthy concerns. A Swedish company, which is said to be the most capable and experienced in the world, now has experts at work on the Colon making investigation into the difficulties involved in her salvage. Divers and engineers have been brought from Europe especially for this purpose, and after satisfying 1 themselves of the Colon's condition and the expense that must be incurred in floating her, they will go to Havana and examine the Maine. WAR INQUIRY. Dec- 16.—Gen. Brooke testified that he mfcde strenuous efforts to regulate the entrance of hucksters Into Camp Thomas, and a» ft IN A FERMENT. conse- AllbW WOI1M£» _•.««-— —, , quence the sick report fell off from 30 to 60 per cent. He inspected the kitchens and <<ainp sinks continually. He condemned the selection of the First division hospital. He had visitea it when it was working badly, due to the surgeons directly in charge. WASHINGTON, Dec. 17.—Brigadier General Weston, chief commissary of the Shatter expedition, said he never heard a complaint of the condition of the commissary supplies at the front. So far as food was concerned the hardships of ,the Santiago campaign were trivial compared with his own experience in frontier Indian campaigns. Rev. Dr. McCook, chaplain of the Second Pennsylvania, said when he landed in Santiago there was a dearth of everything needed. The medical department, he thought, charged its chief surgeon with burdensome detail clerical work that prevented satisfactory attention to outside work. He denounced the red tape methods and offered numerous suggestions for improvement. Quartermaster Genera. Ludington said it might be well to provide against future emergencies by keeping on hand equipment '"" "' least two years in advance. FURTHER DETAILS. FIFTY-FIFTH GONGRESSi,; the senate t& presented rfl- agains* T, a «.uig°the 1 p 1 hilippine3 or any othjr territory without the consent of the people of such territory.. Pettigrew offered, a bUl authoring"A J .A. ttrtftt to MM th| battleship Maine and transport it to the United States. Vest called u ? his> resolution, offered last week, declaring the con' stitution confers no power on the g°ver£ went to acquire territory to ,be held permanently as colonies, and addressed the senate thereon. Morgan called .up thfl Nicaragua canal bill, and the remainder . the session was devoted to tion. A. I'-omiosa Attacked by the Rebels—Japa nese Police Killed. San Francisco dispatch: Terrible atrocities are reported from Formosa. The rebels attacked the village, looting and firing the place. The Japanese police inspector and six constables perished in repelling the attack. One constables killed his own wife and child to prevent them becoming captives. He was then killed by the savages. There is much disquietude among the inhabitants of Hankow since the recent fire in which 3,000 people lost their lives. Several smaller fires have occurred since, and all are believed to be incendiary. Five Chinese were caught in the act of igniting dwellings. They were thrown into the flames and burned alive. for at GEN. GARCIA DEAD. to McKinley In the South. ATLANTA, Ga.. Dec. 15.—President McKinley's reception into the south on his way to attend Atlanta's peace jubilee was hearty in the extreme. His address to the general assembly of Georgia was well received and was punctured by frequent outbursts of cheering. The following extract marks an epoch in American history: "Every 1 soldier's grave made during our unfortunate civil war is a tribute to American valor, and while, when those graves were made, we differed widely about-the future of this government, these differences were long ago settled by the arbitrament of arms, and the time has now come in the evolution of sentiment and feeling, xinder the providence of God, when in the spirit of fraternity we should share with you in the care of the graves of the confederate soldiers." Tariff Rates For Cuba. WASHINGTON, Dec. 17.— President McKinley, has signed an executive order establishing a customs tariff for the island of Cuba, to go into effect January 1, next. This tariff is based on the report and recommendations made by Hon. Robert P. Porter, special commissioner of tne United States, who was sent to Cuba some months ago for the special purpose of making an investigation of the subjects of revenue and customs of the island. Agulnaldo Wants' the Cash, MADKID, Dec. 16.—There is great irritation here at the continued refusal of the Filipinos to release the Spanish prisoners, who are said to exceed 10,009 in number. The insurgents are now demanding that bpain pay as a ransom for these prisoners the $20,000,000 which she is to receive, according to the terms-of the peace treaty, from the United States. Kotlisclilld Dead. LONDON, Dec. 10.— Baron Ferdmard James de Rothschild is dead. He was the second sou of the late Baron Al- phonsode Rothschild, who married a cousin, Evelina,' sister of the first Lord Rothschild; was a member of parliament, and was junior member of the Rothschilds of London and Paris. Death of Calvin S. Brlce. NEW YOBK, Dec. 10.—Calvin S. Brice died here yesterday afternoon. He contracted a severe cold a week ago. On Friday I** 8 * 1 he- went to his office, returning home in a suft'ering condition, and on Saturday took to his bed. He grew steadily worse until yesterday afternoon, when he died. Occupation of Crete. LONDON, Deo. 15.—The Daily Mail says: ''We understand that occupa tion of Crete is to become permanent.' The Massachusetts Gypsy Moth Com' mission has spent $300,000 this year fighting the destructive, bug, an< wants a similar^sum for na#t year, opened in 1653 )?y the (3 reek seryan p| a Turkey i»er<sb.ant, The first eof fe«-he»6e j w England had been opened in Oxford JB the previous ypw by an ,_,— j erw§ m e , sui»wer overcoai is a luxwry, no Outlives War's Peril and Privation Fall Before a Cold. WASHINGTON. Dec. 12.—General Calixto Garcia of the Cuban army is dead at the Raleigh Hotel. He.outlived the dangers and privations of two wars and fell before a common cold. After an illness of only three or four days he passed away at 10 o'clock yesterday morning. General Garcia came to Washington about a week n,go as president of the Cuban commission to confer with President McKinley about the futui'e of Cuba. He contracted a cokl. It developed into pneumonia, which was the direct cause of death. Will Submit Peace Treaty Soon. WASHINGTON, Dec. 19.—Thepresidcnt will submit the peace treaty to the senate during the present session;-that much has been definitely determined upon. As the text will not reach Washington before next Saturday the president will not be able to place it before the senate for a week after its receipt, for the reason that congress will then be in holiday recess. Meanwhile, the treaty will not be given to the public, in order to avoid exciting useless animosity against it on the part of sticklers for the observance of the courtesy due the senate. Oregon and Iowa at Valparaiso. 1 WASHINGTON, Dec. 19.—A cablegram received at the navy department from Capt. Barker announced the arrival of the. battleships Oregon and Iowa at Valparaiso, Chili. They will continue orthward to Callao, their orders to lonolulu remaining unchanged. Twenty Were Drowned. NEW CASTLE-ON-TVNE, Dec. 19.—Thfc teamer Perremont has been in a lollision with the steamer Ilios in the North sea. The Ilios foundered and ,he Perremont was badly damaged. !t is believed that twenty persons were drowned. JJKKV1TIES. United States Will Pay for Repatriation of Spanish Troops. Paris dispatch: Further details have been learned as to the wording of the treaty, which provides that Cuba is to be relinquished and that Porto Rico and the Philippines are to be ceded. The Americans are to pay for the repatriation of the Spanish troops from all the colonies. The Spaniards are tc return all prisoners held by them. They are to retain possession of all military stores and munitions of war in the Philippines and of such ships as have not been captured. The commercial treaties between the two nations, which the war ruptured, are to be renewed at the convenience of the two nations. The protocol makes nearly 600 typewritten pages... The United States commissioners have been almost overwhelmed with offers of dinners in England, prompted by the desire of prominent Englishmen to emphasize the Anglo-American entente, but they will remain in Paris until the day before sailing for the United States. PROMPT ACTION TAKEN. War Department Orders Four 'Warships to Havana. Washington dispatch: The Brooklyn, Texas, Castine and Resolute have been ordered to Havana. While there is not the faintest desire to convey a threat in the despatch of these warships to Havana, it may be noted that when they lie within the harbor they will hold the town in perfect subjection. It is surmised that Uhe suggestion came from Admiral Sampson as a result of the unfortunate ruption at the Hotel'Ingrlaterra, in which three Cubans were killed and one Spanish officer and two Cubans were wounded. At any rate the event brought the authorities to a sudden realization of the exact state of affairs in Havana anil the imminent danger of another such outbreak. FIND MORE GOLD. CANNON CITY, COLO., Dec. 19—The discovery of gold five miles southwest of this city has caused a new town to spring up in a night as it were. Half of the able-bodied men of this town have gone to the scene of the discovery and over a thousand claims have already been staked. The new camp ia named Dawson City, after B. X, Dawson, who located a mineral vein from which he dug ore assaying over 815, to the ton. The main vein has been traced fifteen miles. Some parties claim it is an extension of the famous Bassick vein at Silver City. The written resignation of W. J. Bryan came to hand at the war department by mail a few days ago and was immediately accepted, notice of ;hat fact being telegraphed 'to Colonel Bryan, The United States transport Panama, with General Fitzhugh Lee and staff on board, has arrived in Havana. When General Lee was informed of his appointment as governor of .the province of Havana, he said he was much gratified. Gen. Corbin stated at a hearing [before the house committee on military affairs that the Cuban evacuation commission, Generals Wade and Butler and Admiral Sainpson, is of the opin» ion that an army of 50,000 would be required to maintain order in Cuba. Sec'y Alger designated Gen. Ludlow to aci as first military governor of Havana city, with full powers to _ deal with all local questions. He will leave for his post shortly. Gen. Greene, at Havana, will remain there until relieved by Gen. Ludlow and then come home to be retired' Gep. Brooke arrived in Washington recently from Fortress Moproe and h&d protracted consultations with the secretary of ww ft»4 the president. £ftter be formally announced that the president h»d appointed him military governor ol Ci?ba. J?ach of the si* ol the Jelftnd will have ityj the 6_»ine as at Santiago, hut aH will be Brooke, Gen/ w 4W te governor General at I.ubor Opposed to Imperialism. KANSAS CITY, Dec. 17.— At its annual convention the American Federation of Labor declared, by almost a un'animous vote, against a standing army in the United States, which is in reality recognized a,s a protest against expansion, or the spirit of imperialism, as it was termed by the delegates. This action was taken after five hours of debate on every phase of the question. "The their , _ its considera- The house spent the larger fart of'tha day on District of Columbia affairs. The bill to relieve the condition of Anief icau seamen was taken up, but nothing was accomplished. SENATE Washington, Dec. 18.—The session was. largely consumed in discusion of the Ni* earagua canal bill. Turpie made the principal speech, in opposition to the bill, renewing his pleas for a postponement of question until after the commission had reported, nnd closing with a motion to postpone till January 10. Morgan antagonized the motion. HOUSE. The house passed the District of Colum> bia bill without a single amendment. The bill carries ?G,3M),Q50, which is ttTOjGOO less than that carried by ths last bill and $2,574,857 less than the estimates. The house also passed the senate bill which was under consideration yesterday to. a-.mend the laws relating to seaman. All tne amendments were rejected. McRae, or Arkansas, introduced a bill extending-the public land laws to the Island of Hawaii, subject to such regulation ar- may be made by the secretary of the interior. SENATE. Washington, Dec. 14.—The Nicaragui canal bill held its place as the principal subject before the senate again to-day. Speeches wore mndc by Harris, Money,;'. Stewart and Morgan. Money u -ged post' ponement of the question in order to per-w mit an opportunity for negotiations with Great Britain for a modification of the Clayton-Buiwer treaty and Morgan antagonized the proposition. An agreement was,. reached to take a vote on the Turpie postponement motion to-morrow. Vest again called attention to private pension bills and entered a protest against i their passage' without due consideration, as he said the senate was falling into the habit of doing. HOUSE. The house to-day for the second time during this congress refused to consider the Lodge immigration bill. Danfortu, of Ohio, chairman of the immigration eom- mittee, to-day moved to take up the bill, but the house—100 to 168—declined. • SENATE. Washington, Dec. 15.—The urgent de flciency appropriation bill, making provision for the army and navy for the next six months, displaced the Nicaragua canal bill and was passed. A resolution -was adopted calling upon the president for information as to the status of the rep ort cf the Nicaragua commission. HOUSE ( Barney (rep., Wis.) called up ttepension . appropriation bill. Allen (dem.,Miss.), of the appropriations committee, said wben he first came to congress fourteen year& ago a pension bill always precipitated a "bloody shirt" debate. He congratulated tho country on the fact that there would be no acrimonious discussion on this bill, and on the fact that while "one of the most gallant and desperate soldiers of the confederacy (himself) helped to report this bill, the president down in Dixie was doing honor to the confederate dead." There was no further debate on the bill. It was just read aud passed, the whole time occupied being less than twenty minutes, the shortest time on record for a pension bill. It carries $145,238,880. The bill to incor-' porate the International American Bank was taken up and debated without action. HOUSE Washington, Dec. 10.—Rixey (dem., Virginia) introduced a bill in the house for the admission of confedei-ate, as well aa union soldiers to all soldiers homes and institutions maintained by the government. Debate upon the bill to incorporate the International American bank was then resumed. Bidgely (populist, Kansas) offered a substitute providing that the United States shall establish such a bank with a branch in every town in the United States with a population over 2,500 and in every central and South American country where the United States has consular officer, such officer to be the bank's representative. The bill was defeated by a vote of 103 to 148. The bill to extend the customs and re venue laws of the United States over the Hawaiian Islands "was passed without opposition. HOUSE. j Washington, Dec. 17.—The house passed' the Indian appropriation bill, substantially as reported. An effort was made to pas$, the bill extending the laws of the Uniteqi States in relation to commerce, navigatioi and merchant seamen to Hawaiian islandte. but the bill was withdrawn without action] ill ,sh ;et Rib- new Good Artillerists. LONDON, Dec. 18.— The Daily News commenting upon its Washington correspondents^ report of the gun trials at Sandy Hook, says: Americans have only to give .minds to it to become the first artiller ists in the world. In fact, an American artillerist on the war path deserves the most serious notice of all whom it may concern." Regulars for Manila: OMAHA, Neb., Dec. 16. — Orders have just been received for the immediate removal of the Twentieth regulars j'rom Fort Leavehworth to Manila. The men are to be fitted out with supplies for a three years' stay. An attractive lawn-mower has just come into use. It is ft velocipede to which is attached a sharp knife, and this outs the grass as the seated operator moves along. Some of the people in JSng-land who have family crests show their higU regard for- them by having 1 them tattooed on their pet dogs. The spot chosen is on the chest, between the forelegs. Two years ago, in Colorado, life I imprisonment was wade the penalty for opurder. Lately this prime h*s so increased that the people are clamor- ,Jng for the restoration ol capital ' IOWA PATENT OFFICE DES MoiNEfl, Dec. 13.— Pursuant' toH^' state law we have secured a property! right in the commercial name Patent Office" and such name is a legal notice to western inventors that tljey; can get all the work done here that necessary in preparing and prosecuting applications for U. S. Patents at Wash ington. Inventors need not .go or send their work to Washington attorneys in order to secure protection for their inventions as thousands will testify for whom we have secured patents. Application for patent prepared and prosecuted by us has been allowed, bu not yet issued, us follows: To G. Cas-' key,'of Page, Ia., foraduruping wagon box. The bottom of the box is in two parts that are hinged at their outerJ ends and in their normal condition fastened together at their inner endsj so the inner ends can be instantly re-,. leased to drop and deposit the con tents xinder the center of the wpgon. Consultation and advice tree, THOMAS G, OKWIB & Co., * Solicitors. A maker of fireworks in Japan cou-Ji sti'wcts pyrotechnic birds. These wh,e«,» exploded sail gracefully through tha? air. and move their wings just like living birds. . ^ Just as Bill Sikes was brutally clos* , ing the career of Nancy Sikes. in a : performance of "Oliver Twist," at San Francisco theater, a lady ip audience exclaimed: ''Don't kill her!" ! and then went into hysterics, An "ice-creeper," for wearing shoes in slippery streets has been Tented by a Missouri lady. It small steel teeth to pierce the jcp the wearer walks and can be "" to tbf sole, in iforni

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