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^IliJ^^ /"H: ''":"' ••; 1 ' / - v ''"';' ; ';' ; " " :. 'llraf'llfSBffi^fii'MOJBfMlii jyy&GRA. 16WA, WiflMliBAlg, APfflfc i& lSg&, i_ Wefe j."i ' i. A* VU4. l/MG CTO T »*» »? \ »T^W"V* J *** VA T»tl6 _ if?,,*e'ftBO«.lB hot sd great Vts -was at first V^^Pofted» kw'dtUat if ihe.&pfiiig and <"'' sliHiftiir seasofiS \jfdfr6 to be average s , ^^^fln^s% jtnJBJre\.is? likely' to 1)6 enough , ^ Tliese i-efrof ts come from 4 % rif flbi\yi6fttfe'u1fcnf Jsts, and Show hope* *\ £18. etftt&lbvis as follow?: i# varieties, 80 pet* centun- " " s, 28 to CO per cent 80 per cent wn* 'In 'ifl ufed red \ Japan atid doVestio, 25 to 100 per , such as the uninjured. d, and pears t cetlt destroyed. s \ Cherried-*—Hardv variot ; -fiariy Richmond. 80 per ci •" Poaches—Totally destroy , nearly so. »• ^ , Grapes—About 75 per ce\ uninjured, * Where covered, but unnrotect id vinos have , tuffered severely. \ ',' Strawberries—-Nearly norfec\ except in the southern pttrt of the state, fchero they wore uncovered. Blackberries Vnd rasp• -berries average about 60 per ceil 1 tmin,iiir- ' ed; in parts where they were coxfereil with ueaviestsnow they aroiu the best \jnditioii. , MONEY FOR IOWA'S SOLtVlERS. Given Two Regiment* One JUonth's, nnd Two Two Montlis' ISxtrn F(«y. DES MOINKS, April 8.—The ^Fifty- Second and _ Fiftieth Iowa volunteer v regiments will each get about $33.000 ' J extra money from the government in addition to the money they Will soon receive on .account of changes in the s 'muster.roits. When tlie- Forty-ninth " ''and Fifty-first regiments are mustered : out they will receive about $05.000 . each. Adjutant General Byers has called attention to the' fact that the V new army bill provides that volunteer regiments which enlisted in good faith but did not serve outside the country are entitled to one month's extra pay and those who served' outside the country are entitled to two months' extra,pay. Not only'are the soldiers i provided for under the new law, but ' the heirs of those who died either in the active service or in the camps. , Whateverwouldbeduetho.se soldiers if they were alive will go to their t'-heirs. This provision will affect about 150 families at the present time. • ' NEW ANTI-LIQUOR DECISION. Supreme Court Says Liquor Storage Fluntfl i Must Face on the Street. DES MOINES, April 7.—Tlie biiprerae court has decided that liquor storage houses must be provided with a sniffle entrance opening upon a public business street. This'decision will be important if its spirit is carried out in Des Moines and other cities where all the brewing houses maintain storage plants for the accommodation of local saloons. In brief, the court holds that the provisions of tlie mulct law applying to entrances and exits of saloons apply also to .storage houses. i MANY HORSES BURNED. v r t i' i f ' >i iC *2!!^/' Immense Llvory Hurn at Muscntlno Destroy d Ijy ITire. MUSOATINE, April 7.—The immense livery barn of Otto Snyder, valued at $35,000, and containing valuabl? rigs, coaches, private carriages, conveyances and fifty head of horses, was totally destroyed by fire. Twenty-four of the 1 horses are accounted for, but it is believed that twenty atleast were burned. The fire department had a severe battle in order to save the mill and -elevators of the Museatine Oat Meal company, which property it adjoins. Banker Eaaton Convicted. WEST Uwoff, April 8.—The trial of ' J^mes H. JSastpn, of Decorah, on the charge of fraudulent banking, which , has been in progress here for four weeks, ended'in a verdict of guilty. , -The jury was out sixteen hours, Motion was at once made for a new trial, • which was promptly overruled. Eas. . ton was then sentenced to five years in the penitentiary, but was allowed to continue at liberty under an appeal bpnd of,810,000, It is understood that the case will be appealed on tlie ground ", that the district court was without jnrJediptSon in the matter, owing to $he fa,ot that Easton conducted a na- tiona) bank, , t''4r' _ Quarters. ; • SPIRIT JJAKE, April 7,'—It was ills',•' ' *QvpreA tnat the fish in frake Minne,--,' ;,w»s'hta, a smtvU body pf water near ' „ Arnold'^ Park, were seeding passage --, J i»|o the Jarger Jakes ip such numbers ' I RB ^'obstrwet tl\e channel and produce f^< /-grgftt J»i|9 ll'P»» s«fl;pcfttion. Warden '',-'V. }P.alavaB' WJJS »rt'Ji? e d a »d he promptly "v'f* fiauthpri?6d y^lisf I'WPrlf to pave the fish, ^i'1'ff^e ,te>»8", aod wn \vi1bh seines 'rpC^^^l^I^—l.-^ r '"-.1l' J^mlifc 4-i*nvt£f A-MittvifV 4rViAm -fcQ «t Ik. s6* ef p-fdteise <«ase itt the Kardin county ALLOfEMflLD CANNOT BE RAISED. of pi-bbabiy One 6f ttie ttost sensatiotifti *asdsoHhat kind In Iowa, Df! N. 3. , one oi Marshaiitown's most physicians, and iacob Sfttser, of Uflldfl, have been Indicted B# the Mafsljall cdtiiity grand jury oft a charge of abortion, fiauser married Mrs. Alma Hudson, of Marshalltowtt ( about a year ago, and oil tlie night oi the wedding Miss Vaiefltl&e broke the bridal chamber window and into the* roonl and made softie very broad accusations against Hauser before his wife. Miss Valentine,was at that time supposed to be insahCj but proved that she was rational and inter 'sued Hattaer, who is rated at over $00,000, for &10.000 damages and secured a jtulgihent for $0,000 a few days ago. The evidence in that case showed that criminal operations had,been committed in Marshalltown, and the matter was thoroughly investigated by the grand jury. A large number of witnesses from Eldora, Union and vicinity were subpoenaed, and all evidence was taken and the indictment'followed. BALLOT MARKING. Supreme Court. Jfakcn Special Ruling** on tli« Sutijeot. D>:s ^foiNER. April 0.—The supreme court has decided that nn identifying mark on a ballot must (jive evidence of having been made deliberately for the purpose of identification, to make the ballot invalid. If a writer attempts to retrace a badly made cross, for Instance, and fails to follow the lines so that a double cross is made, it would not necessarily invalidate the ballot. Such questions are matters of fact for the decision of a jury in each individual instance. The decision is made b'y the court in a case from Cedar county in a contest over sheriff. The incumbent was given seven majority by the canvassing 1 board, three by the contest court and four by the district court. The supreme court affirms the decision in his favor, .and says that the result would depend upon the individual consideration of each ballot cast, which is in the province of the district court and jury, It discusses the matter of legal and illegal ballots in a general way, but flnds nothing in the record which would warrant a reversal. CHILD SCALDED TO DEATH. Holllng Contents of a Coffee Pot Spilled Over Her Body. .Four DoriGK, April 8.—The little 4- year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Geo.'Robinson was accidentally scalded to death by her father, who spilled boiling coffee over -the"'child's head. The family were sitting at the supper table, when the father reached over the child's head for'the coffee pot, which was on-the stove nearbj'. Just as the coffee pot was over the child's head the handle broke and theboiling contents were spilled over her head, neck and shoulders. One side of the child was scalded to the waist, and she died a few hours afterwards in fearful agony. Tlie Cruiser "Deg Mollies." WASHINGTON, April S.—"Des Moines" has been selected as the nome of one of the itew cruisers. The cruisers Des Moines, Denver, Cleveland and others ore described as "protected-cruisors of about 3,500 tons trial displacement, to be sheathed and coppered, and to have thehighest speed compatible with good cruising qualities, great radius of acr tion, and to carry the most powerful ordnance suited to vessels of' their class, and to cost, exclusive of armament, not exceeding $1,141,800 each." Convicts to Make Binding Twine, DF.S M^INKS, April 7.—The Iowa board of control of state institutions .has determined to establish a factory for making binding twine in one of the penitentiaries. The twine factory, the boajrd claims, will produce a large part of the twine used in Iowa and reduce the price 25 to 35 per cent, compared with the trust prices of the last two -oars, Ig Guilty of Miu'clor, OSAGM, AprilO.—Deforest Fairbanks was declared by a'jury of twelve ipen, after three hours' deliberation, to be guilty of the murder of George Rob- birs, 'Imprisonment for life was rccoinroended. IOWA CONOKNHBI*. Moines dispatch: City Detec,s 13dward E, Johnston and Eli ,,Htt)in have been suiuraanly dis- .charged by Mayor WacVicar, It came to the mayor's knowledge that the twp pffioej^ had accepted fees of §3 eacl) fypm a gentleman from Manning whp came to Be's Mpines £o pveyent his dangler from resortipg to qwe§' tian,ab}e''if^ n.pfr, orwJio&rt metvps to escape t;here'§B}ts pf he,.r betrayal by a of April 8.-«Aetift^ 866- retfti-J' Allen has deceived a letter Ifotfl the manager Of the Neptune Company, the Swedish wrecking c6rpomtion ( flfl- bouncing that it is not possible to raise and repair the vessels of Cerveta's fleet, sunk near Santiago.' The conclusion is that in the case of the Colon, the company can not under take to raise lief ttnless the United States govern- ineht will guarantee expenses in case of failure. As to the Vizeaya ( the company finds that while it isfentirely feasible to float her, she wWiid probably not be worth enough to th6 tJnit- ed States government to warrant the heavy expenditure. The Swedish company having thus withdrawn* the navy departinent is free to entertain any other solid project that may be ad* vaticed for raising one or more of the Spanish ships. There is already pending a tentative proposition from a native Corporation which hasvolxmteered to deposit a bond of $40,000,000 to guarantee the successful prosecution of the work, and other more or less formal propositions have been advanced, WILL BE NO PEACE. Bo Say* 1'rofcgnor Von Btengel, of Munich University. LONDON, April 10.—The Berlin correspondent of the Times says: "Professor Von Stengel, of Munich university, who will be one of the German delegates to the disarmament conference at TJie Hague next month, has published a pamphlet opposing the advocates of perpetual peace. He declares that endeavors to secure it are futile and puerile and that no peace conference, even though convoked by a czar, and attended by the most skillful diplomats and statesmen will succeed in establishing universal peace. On Mie contrary, he contends that such conferences involve danger, intensifying existing differences and ho asserts that so far as Germany is concerned, she has still to achieve her rightful position in the politics, of the world. In commenting upon Von Stengel's pamphlet, the Berliner Post says it is a source of great satisfaction that the German delegates are free from vague illusions of .universal fraternization." GOMEZ GETS HIS JOB BACK. General! Decide at a meeting to Reinstate Him. HAVANA, April 8.—The Cuban generals met at Marianao and officially decided to reinstate General Maximo Gome/, as commander-in-chief. They also decided to appoint an executive board of three generals to assist him in distributing the $3,000,000, in the details of disarming and in the organization of the rural police for the province. It has been intimated that the muster rolls are at the disposition of the military authorities whenever they are wanted. THREE POWERS NOW AGREED. Unanimity on the 1'nrt of tlio Sainoaii Commission Required. BEHLIN, April 7.—An agreement has been reached between the three powers (the United States, Great Britain and Germany) on two propositions, namely: The appointment by each power of a high official to investigate and regulate the conditions prevailing at Samoa and the making of unanimity necessary in all decisions of these high officials. The newspapers hail the result of the negotiations with satisfaction, • U. S. PATENT OFFICE BUSINESS '4*|7=V1«. 7", ^'35 -rfc" '"i ' ,f-ftnnt:n«a m DKS MOINES, April 0, — Four 'hundred and twenty-nine patents were issued this wenk," in the list 10 are for Iowa inventors.' Five thousand nine hundred and twenty-seven applications are awaiting action by the examiners, Applications prepared and prosecuted by us and allowed within the last eight days, but not yet issued, are as follows; • To VV. S, Armstrong, of Ruthveu, for a detachable awning for winciows and doors, that overcomes the difficulties of fastening and adjusting the fraines as required for use in summer and taking them oft to store in winter, To Ij. E. King, of Marshall tow n. for .a machine for fraying strips of old carpet as-required to prepare them for. weaving rugs therewith. To R. G. Whitloctf , commercial traveler, for a grocers' cabinet for displaying and withdrawing therefrom pounds nnd half pounds of coffee, etc,, as c.alled for by customers. To J, 11. Holt, of Pes Moines. for u duplex curling iron heater in the form of a spirit lamp that has two pivoted, tubular handles to admit irons. Consultations and valuable printed matter free. TIIOS. G. OBWIG & Co.. of Patents. AS KINO. Move Bad Heel. April 8.— Captain Neil , in charge of the relief of the destitute of Havana, refuses to accept 50.00Q cans of beef from the govern. ment, alleging that the beef is»pQ}led. YORK, ApvU 5,-— The marriage ofWffl, a. Va D derbilt aod Miws.Viv JPftiv occurred yesterday at high attb.pb.orae of tlie 'bribe's sister,' flermfln, Qetrip.hjj, ' ftttt* in Af-il, Sanroa, 4fa.ren 24, via San ctec^, April &.—Slttlietb-S Tftthts Crowned king of Samoa at Mttl- yesterday. A'dtaiHil tfattta and Captain White of tfie i*hitadetphla, Captain Strtide and Cap In Irt Poflesse of the Porpoise anil ftoyallst, the United States and British consuls and tlie chief justice were present at.lfce c'erernotiy, which was attended-TJV n|| th& representative Americans and llritish. One hundred sailors from the American and British ships composed the 1 gliard oi honor. The p >'&- cesstotf marched alt through Apia, headed by the band of the Philadelphia. The flagship and the Purpoise fired the royal salute of twenty-one guns, but the Falke lay in the harbor as if she and her captain had not the slightest interest in Samoa. The German officials were conspicuous by their absence. Everybody is anxiously awaiting definite news from the three powers. It is thought that if Germany acknowledges Tanus asking the rebellion will be broken, If not, Admiral Kautz will take stronger measures than hitherto. COMMISSIONERS SELECTED. America'* RoprcgentntlvoR at I'ence Con- Bi'esH Nnmecl. WASHINGTON, April 7.— The membership of the delegation to the czar's peace conference is announced as follows: White, ambassador to Germany; Newell, minister to Netherlands; President Seth Low, of Columbia college; Captain Ciozier, of the ordnance department of the army; Captain A. T. Mahan, retired, of tlie navy; Frederick Molls, of New York, secretary of the delegation. The American commission as a whole is regarded as an exceptionally strong body, being made up of men well known, not only in public and political life, but in the world of letters ''and international affairs. They are all men of scholarship, fine linguists, and those attainments helpful in a congress representing the nations of the world, conducted under the diplomatic usage which makes French the accepted language. VIGOROUS WORK. America in to Protect Her Citizens in Costa Klcii an<l Nicaragua. WASHINGTON, April 7.—The cruiser Detroit, now at La Gua.yra, has been ordered post haste to Costa Rica. The American business interests and residents are in trouble as the, result of; the insurrection in progress there. 'It! is understood that the insurgents are levying forced loans on them, besides.' collecting exorbitant and double ditties on imports. And the state department has been appealed to. The department also acted vigorously in the interest of the American residents at Uluefields. The United States diplomatic representative at Bluefields has been instructed to lodge an energetic protest with the Niearaguan government against the arbitrary, extortionate action of General Torres, and this will be.followed up by more substantial action if the protest is disregardec? ARLINGTON FUNERAL. Victims of the Wnr In Cuba .and I'orto lUco raid Great Hoiiom, WASHINGTON, April 7.—With full', military honors in the presence of Me-, Kinley and the cabinet ivnd a multi-' tude of people, the bodies of 330 heroes who gave their lives for their country in Cuba and Porto Rico were consigned yesterday afternoon 'to their last resting place at Arlington cemetery. In accordance with the president's direction, every honor, military and civil, was paid to the heroes. The departments closed at noon, flags over the government buildings, barracks, navy yard and forts along the Potomac were half masted. The military escort comprised all artillery at Washington barracks, troop, cavalry, a'bat- talion of marines and the entire national guard of the District of Columbia, The scene at the cemetery was profoundly impressive. Dewey Requests More' Supplies. WASHINGTON, April 8.—Admiral Dewey has cabled the navy department asking that six months'engineer- ing' supplies be sent to him lit Manila. The department will probably us&the Buffalo, now on :ber way to New York, for the carriage of these stores. The admiral's request is an indication of his belief that it will nofr be possible to materially diminish the American fleet in the Philippines in the uear future. ~ ~"*" i No\v liVnritt Ipt Named. WASHINGTON, April 8.—The president has named the twelve new warships, recently provided by congress, as follows: Battleships, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia; armored cruisers, West Virginia, Nebraska, California; cruisers, Denver, Des Moines, Chattanooga, Ualvestpn. Taooma, Cleveland. Casualties In Philippines, WASHINGTON, April G,— The casualties in the Philippines from February 4 to ApvU 4, inclusive, as reported to the adjutant general are; filled, J84; \ypi)i»d.ed.'970, Total, I,] 60. Uphold the «ueen. Id—The Madrid oor T '$«y'si AfcMV mvefttlOAf ttfrt , ' April 6.— ftelqrg th« bexst court of inquiry Dr. Daly, ffiedi- cai «**mteef oi Mites' staff in Porto fiic-0. said aftef he had becdme satisfied that the beef hud been chemically tfreparett he made a chemical attslysiS of a fesidnnih from the beef used on the PanaifcA and fdilfld evidence of the presence of salicylic and boracie acids. From confidential talks with proprietors of slaughter houses and mftntt* faclnrers of ehemicalfii he was 'ndOre than ever Convinced that the packers used chemicals in preserving meats. Dr. Nicodemns testHied that both the canned and refrigerated beef was very unsatisfactory. The latter smelled like an embalmed body. A request was received from Gen. Miles presenting tlie liamett of 133 oflicer.t and enlisted men whom he desired to have the court summon as witnesses. He snid 25.000 men could give testimony substantiating the assertion that the meat was unfit to eat, WASHINGTON, April (5. — Professor UnsseU TT. Chiltenden, Of Yale College, one. of the chemists selected by . the government to analyze the canned roast beef, presented iiis report, showing that the beef generally was good. No chemicals had been found by him in its preparation, and it was generally wholesome, although it was doubtful whether il, was suitable food for th« tropics. Dr. Ciirrle. of the Second New Jersey, said the men had to throw away the meat sent them for dinner. He liad tested the beef and expressed Ihe opinion that it had been soaked in some preservative liuid containing salicylic acid. He said lie had discovered ten years ag-o that Swift & Co. used. salicylic acid to preserve their meats. Two months ago he had found that beef -furnished by Armour & Co. contained the same acid. WASHINGTON. April (i. — A letter from Artiiour &, Company to the commissary general, dated from the firm's Washington Office,' .July l.'l last, was laid before the army beef court yesterday. It said tliat the company had the ex- slusivc control of the Powell process for preserving fresh meats, and told of tests on board tlie transports at Tampa t Florida,' 'concerning 1 which' testimony heretofore has been received by the court. The letter said that tests showed that the pieces not wrapped fermented in less than 73 hours, but that, those covered with sacks kept 100 hours. It declared, that 'such results were never before accomplished in the history of Ihe fresh meats business. W. A. De Caindry, for many years a clerk in the office of the commissary general, testified that at the direction of General E'lfj-an he made a draft of the contract for furnishing the refrip- crated beef. .Representatives of Swift & Company brought up the question of the time the beef should keep after issue. , -Under the orders of Gen. Eagan and Captain Davis, assistant commissary general, various changes were made, with the i-esult that the contract became inconsistent. Witness had no power. to rectify the matter. WASHINGTON-, April 8. — The army •.beef -inquiry' board yesterday decided to admit as evidence the official reports of army officers concerning the beef supplied the army during the war with Spain, as requested by General Miles. The decision was reached at an, executive session of the court after a renewal by Major Lee in behalf of Miles of the request' for action upon the application. It was learned that all the reports., were, .brief,. -and the court, in secret session, decided to allow them to be read.: There are 147 of them, and they, were • generally prepared by their aiithors 'after the close of the campaigns: in Cuba and Porto Rico, and in response to a circular letter. ' . . WASHINGTON, April 10. — John Rush, cook in the second New Jersey regiment, testified before the army beef court that it was common talk among the soldiers that all beef sent south was embalmed, and the men refused to eat it. Rush said it was "rotten," often slimy in appearance and there were frequent complaints that it made the men sick. After trying it, it tasted like a straw and had a smell as if decayed, A. B. Powell followed Rush. lie stated that he had been a dealer in meats in New York for the past twenty-live years. He explained at some length that he was the sole owner of the Powell process for preserving fresh meats without the use of ice, that the formulae was a secret' and that it was not patented because so eminently sim- '•pie. He declared emphatically that neither boracie or • salycilic acid was used in the process, nor, lie added, "is there any injection or immersion in chemicals. The: process' is supplied by fumigation. There would be no smell except that of sulphur for a half hour or so after the application. «or:woul((. any taste be noticeable." BE IN CAMP FOR A MONTH. Fort.y-Ni»itli Iow» Have No Iiumedl- ' «te 1'rospuot oT Kenciiliit; Home, WASHINGTON, April 18.— The Forty- ninth Iowa volunteers will have to remain on shipboard for five days off Havunnah before they Avill be allowed to land. It is probable that the boys will be held in camp in Georgia fo»- a month at least, as it is deemed unwise to transfer them at once to the north after their service in Cuba. The regiment will be mustered out in Savannah and this wjll give each man a sum equal to a day's pay for each twenty iniles of distance between Savannah and Dos Moines, or about 850 for each, private. "In addition, under the army reorganization act. ea,ch will dra\v two inpnth-s' additional pay because of his foreign service. _ f the Manila, dead are en» tombed in the cemetery of Taco, OBe( of the suburbs, The bodies aye pj.a,ced jn pioliob of a thjok wall, »pd the s.ur- Y jyipg f 4-iepds, pay re^t £ov the dead ,fyr tow years, Jf the rep.ta.1 is npfc renewed, befQre the end, of that period, the WWjains. are. repjpve.d and thrown. jyto, a, jJ9fl6 pjt, New York dispatch: A Manila gives the text of^ States Philippine commissioners|or Jamation to the inhabitants. f|J sures the people ot the islands of i ood will and fraterna and people of the declares the >nam t .. ican government, apart •-•-•- • - - fillwent of the solemn obhgatidns ward the family of nations flsstth ,bv the acceptance of sovereignty ^he Philippines, is the well-b^nff. perity and happiness ot the I peopfe. their elevation and men t to a position among the civilized people.of the worlt 1 unatcly. the proclamation these purpose* of theAirieri<safls .... been misinterpreted to some of tile habitants of certain islands. * l( \>™S\il consequence that our forces hafts Mf.tt.vl attacked without just cause. 1116 fl proclamation says that the umtea? ' States will be guided in its «««i«is with the Filipinos by the following principles:. The supremacy of the ,1 United States must and will be enfor<K'^ ed throughout every part of the arahl- pel n go. Those who resist will accomplish only their own ruin. The Phil* ippine people will be granted the most ample liberty and self-government reconciliable with the maintenance of a wise, just, stable, effective and economical administration of public affairs and compatible with sovereign , and the international rights and obli- "I gallons of the United States. Civil • riirhts, religious freedom, and equality of°aH before the law, will be guariiti • teed. TROUBLE IN NEGROS. United Stiitcs Troopg Soon Put a Stop to R. Rebellion. % MAMT.A. April 7.—Col. Smith, gOv- errior of the island of Negros, reports f that a number of bandits headed by a , man named Papaissio, attempted a" 'rebellion March 37. He killed several ' 'officials of Jurnamaylan. He also cap-- tured other officials and issued a proc- _ lamation calling upon the nativesi to rise and exterminate the Americans' and the Spanish. Major Rime and two companies of Califorriians were des- patched by water to the scene of the ' disturbance and Col. Duboce and two other companies were sent overland. April 2 the force marched twelve miles 'and captured Labzid, headquarters of < the bandits, and destroyed the town. The troops also captured 33 prisoners and scattered Papaissio's forces, thus effectually quelling the rebellion at the outset. SETS NEW RECORD. First Quarter of 1800 Kevcals Trade's Heultliy Condition. . NEW YOKK, April O.—R. G. Dun & Go's., Weekly Review of Trade says: ."Failures in the first quarter of ]899" numbered 2,773, against 3,087 last year, and the liabilities 827,157,031, against 832,940,505, a decrease of 17.0 per cent. No other year of the twenty-four covered by Dun's quarterly reports has shown as few failures during its first quarter, excepting 1880 and 1881, and,, no other excepting ]830 and 1830 as small liabilities per failure. The average of defaulted liabilities per firm in business, only S22.19, is smaller than in the first quarter of any year except 1880, and the rate of defaulted liabiliw ties to solvent payments through clearing houses, only jfl.13 per $1,000, is also the lowest for the quarter except in 1880." j''< i KLONDIKE GOLD OUTPUT. It Places Canada I'ifMi Among Gold Producing Countries. MONTBE'AI,, April 7.—Recently published official figures show that in '08 the Canadian gold output was $13,700,000, placing Canada in fifth place as a gold producing country. Of the total product, ten millions was taken out of the-Klondike, and official estimates place the output from the Klondike this year at 830,000,000, and British Columbia is also expected to do much better than in previous, years, so that the Canadians hope that Canada will soon bo near the top. The yield of silver is also growing larger from year to year. ] n 1807 it was W,8S8,39B, supplied chiefly by the British Columbia silver mines,' The • I i copper output is now past the rnilliofi*? i "j% dollar mark. 9,-lM Death lu Fl minis. '-J ''4' 'Nww. YOKK, April8.-7-By the fire in, two residences in the wealthiest part of the city, twelve lives are known to'" have been lost and the list may be increased by the death of some of the ' injured. The fires were in the homes of Wallace C. Andrews, president of the New York steam Heating Com. pany, and Albert J. Adams. ' ' NEW YOKK, April lo.-Despite there, tieence of the police facts have become " public which make it apparent that' . the fire which destroyed thirteen upr, sous was of incendiary oritrin It ' transpired that a few hours before the flames were seen a policeman WM sent/ for from the Andrews home and w is' ! mysteriously dismissed by a bervwft who said he was not wanted, A letter threatening the lives of the ' faraily.and. children of Mrs were found, It is believed the' & The firemen of London were ing their annual ball, when. a. reached the room that an » distant part of the city raging conflagration. ' Most or . male dancers-a.t once hastened 'fi the ballroom. The report was fa the work of a practical joiw ? egg wag ac from a to5klin§ . ^ p ! ^4 ' " . !• » » , I- S f frk t'S > ' t t * £• w i.V' */'•*•('•* * i A S * * ¥ V c *' F '^ / "" * * '' r >f ^

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