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THE fetet»uftLlCA$ s ALGO&A, IOWA. WEft&«St)At, SfAtlcft 13, Algoita Republican, ALGONA * IOWA Mi t)r. John W. Love, resident of Du- Ibuque for sixty-three years, died on the 8th, aged 79. JVIfs. Emily VVinchell. of Prairie City, •was found dead Saturday morning- in her room. She was living alone in her residence and was about 05 years old. She was a member of the \V. R. C. and a prominent member of the Methodist Episcopal church. tfhe Iowa hospital for the insane at Clarinda has issued its report for the month of February: Remaining at the end of the month, 584 persons; there Was one death and fifteen were discharged. The average number under care during the month was 590. Dr. A. J. Applegute, for many years a leading physician of Indianola, died. Saturday morning of. pneumonia. He had been practicing medicine there for over twenty years and was quite' successful, and as a man was upright and .esteemed by his fellow citizens, At Fairfield Judge T. M. Fee sentenced John Ryan to the penitentiary for a term of five years for assaulting Detective Harrison with intent,to-commit murder. On the charge of breaking and entering a tool house lie plead guilty and was given six months. Cassius C. Macdonald, who was. married at Davenport February 8, with one or two women claiming to be his undi- vorced wives, has sued the Democrat, of that city, for $50,000, cm the grounds, of libel. The Democrat has- retained the best attorneys in the city and cheerfully awaits developments. , > ,• '•• It is reported that Adjutant General- Prime has written Col. J. H. Guest,', commanding the Second regiment, I. N. G., that he has decided to transfer Company H from Burlington to- Char.i- \on, taking the franchise from Burling- IOE. This has aroused 'oppos'itibn^ at' Uurlinpton, and an attempt —\vilT""Be made to retain the franchise and organize a new company. .' c r ' /'"V' The expert accountant who;has been examining the books of D.Vp, Markham, the defaulting clerk qf Clinton county, h.as finished his wqr^i and reported to the county commissioners. I'he report was not made public, but i t Is learned that the defalcation will reach nearly $10,000. The commissioners ordered action against the bondsmen. ' MarkHam's whereabouts .are. Unknown. • • .^State Auditor McCarthy^ Saturday turned into the state treasury the largest check he has made out since he assumed the duties of the office. It was for $10,509.50, and was the fees earned during the month of February. The taxes paid into the treasury by the insurance companies up to Saturday amounts to $99,243.81 and there are yet several companies to pay up. This will bring the total up to about $115,000 by April 1. The fees earned by the department during February of last year Avere $14.710. Sefert Larson mysteriously disap. . peared from his his home in Ft. Dodge recently. A warrant was out for his arrest On the charge of rape upon the person of Miss Pearl Jones. This sudden disappearance on the part of Larson renews the sensation that has surrounded him for the past two months, and proves the guilt of the charge. The person whom he is charged with raping is a 15-year old girl of a woman who herself does not bear the best of characters, and who has persisted in hanging around the Larson home. A. O. Gates and H. D. Rosenberger, of Ladora, are thought to have been lost in northern Minnesota, whither they had gone hunting. When last seen they left Scott's camp near Motley, Minnesota, about December 11. All efforts to secure further tidings of them have failed. Mr. Gates was in the pump and wind-mill business, and had his team and wagon. He leaves a wife and two small children. The other man is single. The Knights of Pythias, of which both are members, are making every effort to secure information concerning them or learn their whereabouts. Capt. A. E. Webb, a pioneer resident of Hardin county, died at Eldora re* cently. Mr. Webb had been confined to his room for the past eight weeks, anc steadily grew worse until the robust constitution was completely broken down. The immediate cause of demise was kidney trouble, superinduced by a paralytic stroke, sustained last week. Allen Webb was born in Hamilton county, Ohio, March 15,1837. Septem ber 33, 1857, he came to Eldora, and has ever since, with the exception o: one year spent in California, been resident of Iowa. With the death of Captain Webb, Hardin eoxinty loses a whose record as a soldier and citi is worth emulation. John L. Crali, of Farmjngton, was found dead in bed in a Jiurlingtpn hotel, having been asphyxiated. He was 50 years old. Wm. Fail, who was sent up to Anamosa for robbjng the m/ails, left for tieorgiana, Ala., a few days ago, happy, was a colored man and had a high hat, kid gloves and a big flaming peektifl. John Bay, <# Roanoak, A.ia., ) v lia served two ye.a.jrs, wftg rer President Cleveland, He •»v . *' A dispatch irdtft Clinton Sayfe Joseph Adler is the possessor oi & most curious reak of nature in th§ animal line, the little animal, a cross between a df and a cat, ife notv three months id, and. weighs bnly fieve^eigliths of pound. It fis Maltese colored afld his the fine, sbft fur of a <*al; its paws a*e cushioneii and it has sharp 1 claws which it draws in and out the same as a cat. It has the ears and tail of a cat, but its head and eyes are distinc- ively canine. Its mother is a snow- vhite poodle dog. The temperance people of Sioux City gave another twist to their fight against the saloons! by commencing jroceedings against John Mander- the saloonkeeper whb so roiighiy assaulted and shamefully abused the women, of ,theW. G.^U. some days ago, charging him with tid- atiotts of the present liquor latV and citing htm to appear in court for .cdn- terapt in violating an old injunction under the prohibito'ry law. It is claimed that in case a saloonkeeper violates the present law in any degree becomes subject to tthe provision's erf the old law. Manderscheid was under perpetual injunction not to sell liquors. Parties made illegal purchases at his saloon and -have commenced this proceeding. They expect to apply the rule to others if the court sustains this. C. H. Urown filed information in Justice Gouldin's court at Cre'ston.. .for ;he.arrest of J. Jones, charging him with assault. Both men are prominent iarmers near Kent, and the difficulty which caused the arrest was very irivial, Brown was on his way to ;own and when within four miles of •he cit'y he was overtaken by Jones, who undertook to pass him. Brown whipped itp his team, but'as he did so Tones drove up ^by'the side of his bifggy arid a free-for-all race was .ndulged in for a short distance. Jones' semper got..the''be'st of 'him and he Kea'ch'ed over and' struck Brown a . -/ • ' " -• t '" . f stinging blow oji the head with the butto end of his whip. A warrant was issued for his arrest by Constable Schpfield... He plead guilty and paid :he'fine and costs. \5Qri'the morning.of the Oth- two' des- peradtfe's" entered the State bank at Adel and commanded^ Cashier. S. M.,' hand *over the' money on liand. Mr. Leach declined and promptly grabbed the money on the counter, threw it into the vault and locked it. The robbers, meantime, had begun firing and Mr. Leach and C. D. Bailey, a merchant, were dangerously wounded. A crowd began to .gather and the robbers grabbed a sack of silver and tried to escape. En route to their team they shot Postmaster Barr in the wrist, 3V M. Byers in the head and arm and Cecil Decker, a boy, in the arm, hand and shoulder. Reaching their conveyance, they -drove west and south and disappeared. A posse was organized, which overtook the robbers near O'Neal's Ford, south of Adel. One of them took refuge in a barn and another in a brush heap. The latter was captured, and the pursuers compelled him to set fire to the barn. His companion soon came out, but refused to surrender and was shot to death. The remaining robber, who gave his name as C. W. Crawford, said the dead man's name was Lander Wilkins and that they lived at Patterson, from which place they had driven on the previous pay, stopping at a farm house over night. Crawford is now in jail at Adel. Davenport is wildly excited and deeply iterested by the exposure of Prof. Cassius C. Macdonald, hypnotist, in his role of bigamist. Last June Prof. Macdonald, who registers from Bombay, India, came to Davenport, giving exhibitions at a pleasure resort near Rock Island, and later organizing a class in psychology or hypnotism. He posed as a single man, was smooth and suave, and had the address of a man of the world, and took well. Twenty or more of the blooded people of Davenport became his students. He had made a deep impression on Mrs. Margaret E, Brearley, and the seances were held at her home. When wonder^ ful surgical operations were, being performed. in different parts of the country on patients in the hypnotic sleep several months ago, Prof. Macdonald saw his chance and bloomed out as a hypnotic healer. About November he went to Marengo and there he established himself as a full-fledged suggestive healer, Then he went to Grinnell, making that place his home, but a few weeks ago. He pursued his vocation of suggestive healer there. February 8 he returned to Davenport and was married to Mrs. Brearley, then left at once for the south, but soon returned to Grinnell. The announcement of his marriage reached Chicago, and in a short time a letter came back, signed Mrs. C. C. Macdonald, 476 West Randolph street, advising everybody tha«t she wa,s the man's wife, and warning all to Ipok out for him. There will probably be fun when the Chicago wife confronts him. The latter is after him, and will spare no pains to land him in the penitentiary. In the trial of Mayor Hillis, of Des Moines, for misconduct in office before the city council sitting as a jury, he was found not guilty. Jnsp,,ect,or Shea ? Of Chicago, has identified J. JJ, White, alias Wilson, the wounded Crrisvvold bank burger, as Tp,ny Butler, a noted cracksman of Pittsburg. At P,ubu.cju^ in' a suit brought in the district court for work, done on, Sunday, Judge JJusted decided against oo the grow»4 that la,b,or W MS OF In the celebrated Hayward-tJing ffitirder trial at Minneapolis, the jtiry returned a terdict finding this defend* ant, Iforry ttayward, guilty as charfed. Me hirled Blist to murder his fiahfce, Upon whose life he held $10,000 life insurance. Editor Charles A. Dana, of the Kew York Sun, has been indicted by the grand jury of the District of Columbia on the charge of criminal libel against Frank B. Noyes, of the Washington Star, whose record as an Associated Press director Dana had assailed. Japanese advices state that the invading army has captured Ne'w Chwang. An immense strike of coal miners is brdered in the Pittsburg district. The lo^s of life on the steamer Chi* cora is reduced to twenty-three. 3 At New York City Judge Barrett,'bf the supreme court, has just: granted a decree of-absolute divorce to Alva E. Vaiiderbilt against her husband, W.' K. Vanderbilt. The black small pox in a very malignant form is 'raging in Nodaway county, Missouri. The disease was brought from Hot Springs, Ark., by the corpse of a citizen of VMarysvillp. .Twenty cases are reported and the sbhopli? closed and the city quarantined. Rev. Peter Hoitst. until recently associate pastor of the St. John de Nepomuks Bohemian Catholic church of St. Louis, has disappeared from the city, leaving a large number of creditors among his former parishoners. The amount alleged to be owed is 83.000. The .most destructive natural gas explosion disaster of the Indiana gas bel't v occurred at Anderson on tnemorn- ing of. the 5th. A $75,000 business block on the court house square was blown all over the central part of the city. Fire followed the explosion, which was like an earthquake, and the remains of the debris began burning fiercely. The entire fire department was called out and prevented the fire from reaching the new court house. The loss on the buildings and contents is total, and will reach $400,000.. The fronts of all the business houses in the neighborhood of the explosion were demolished, paved streets ripped open and telephone cables torn down. Jn New York, on Monday at noons at the residence ; of her brother George, Miss Anna Gould, daughter of the late Jay Gould, was married to Covmt Paul Ernest Boniface de Castellane, by Archbishop Corrigan, in the presence of less than 100 relatives and intimate friends. Vf.' C. Coup, the veteran showman, died Monday morning at St. Luke's hospital in Jacksonville, Fla;, after a week's illness of pneumonia. A dozen deputy marshals have Bill Doolan and his band of oiitlaws surrounded in the cave thirty miles east of Perry, Oklahoma, which has been the rendezvous of the Daltons and Boolans for years. There is a reward of $>4,000 for the arrest of the Doolans- CLOSE TO ONE BILLION. Appropriations of the Late Congress Will Soon Be Given Out. Washington March 7.—The official statement as to the total appropriations of the last session of congress have not yet been prepared, and none will be given out until toward the close of the present week, when they will be put forth by Chairman Sayers of the house committee on appropriations and by Representative Cannon. It is thought, however, that the figures will not vary much from those pent out when congress adjourned. The total will not be far from $496.000,000 for the entire session, and assuming this to be correct, the total appropriation for 1895 and 1896 combined would be $988,230,685, that for 1895 being $492,230,680. BRITONS AROUSED. Conditions of Chicago Bleat Discussed In Parliament, London, March 9.—The president of the board of agriculture in the house of commons yesterday was asked whether his attention had been drawn to a statement In the Times concerning the preparing and packing of meat at Chicago, said to. be diseased. Herbert Gardner, president of the board of agriculture, said he had received the statements referred to, and proposed to make the necessary inquiries through the foreign office. To Incorporate J^abor Societies, Lansing, Mich., March 9.— The senate devoted several hours yesterday to the bill providing for a more thorough and stringent system of factory Inspection Oponents of the measure succeeded In reducing the pay of five inspectors from $1,000 to $800 each. The total annua appropriation was increased from $4,000 to $8,000, The senate cornmittee on labor made a favorable report on the toil recommended by Gov. Rich as a solution of disputes between capita} and labor. The bill provides for the I poratioij of labor organizations so that they may sue and be sued, and thus settle their difficulties as other corporations do, In the hpyse bills abolishing days of grace pn commercial paper anc provjdjng for an exftmtnatiPJl and reap- praisemewt of all state Janfls were killed, _____ _ _ »T§ iuve»tig«tion Troops to Washington, Mftrch 2.—The passage bj- fee senate of the general deficiency appropriation bill left only one of the gsa&fsl appropriation bills, that for the eipe'nses if the navy, still to be disposed of bf that body. The naval bill -was .taken up to-day and will probably be passed to-night. This vHll leave no work to be done on the appropriation bills except to pass on the conference report on these ftad other bills. Consideration of these reports -frill neces- iitate a Scinday session, as there , frill not >e sufficient time before adjournment Monday noon tb give them definite COHsid- erntiofl'. ,.....' HOUSE. The first session of tfre last day's pro- icedings of the house itt the Fifty-third •ongress lasted from noon until 6 p. ta. In that period a considerable amount of business ivas transacted, nnder the operation of the rule providing for a suspension of ;he rules for 1 be passage of bills thereunder, and by unanimous consent. SBJJATB AND fioCSe. Washington, Match 4.—At exactly 2 o'clock, the senate adjourned sine^^ and at the same, moment Speaker Crisp ad* iourned the house, ending the life" of the ?ifty-third congress. The president had already signed all of the approprintion jills, and there was nothing more to do. But fourteen members were present' when the house was called to order and •• iff the senate only six were in their seats. Jhp louse passed the senate bill requiring employers to furnish seats for 'all girls and women in their employ wheu the latter are not engaged in work. A debate on the silver question followed. Grosvenor (rep.) of Ohio scored the populists and eaid he lid not believe that the country would agree to bi-rnetallism at 1C to ,l. v ..-He ; wa8' answered bo.Simpson. Kitty-six .acts of congress ff.iled to reach the president in ;ime to receive his signature, and are ;herefore of no effect. TWO STEAMERS ARE LOST. . KltlED BY London, March 6.— The American cor respondent of the Telegraph declares, that already the TyrHlsJi case befor^ the commission appointed, to investigate the Armenian outrages has epmpletely broken down. The only matter not ye{ cleaned yp is {fce question as to the party to fee re^afded «s responsible for the njajsjicre.. The fanaticism of MoMm,med.ftn.s if being around « One Sinks, the Other Burns—Capt. Knight's Son Perishes. ' New Orleans, March 8.—Capt. L. ( W. Co'dey of the steamer- Ouchita • reports the sinking of the steamer •Marcus Collins near Gobeau Landing, Thursday morning, laden with cotton; also, the burning of the steamer LaUra Blanks Sunday morning when in sighi of Gfo- beau Landing.-. Both steamers were owned by Capt. George W. Knight of Trinity, La., and will prove,a-.t,9tal loss. Capt. Knight, with the destruction of the Blanks, also ;lost a bright son of 9 years, whose body has not as yet been recovered. The cargo of the Collins was all ,• saved taut the cargo of the Blanks', consisting of 165 bales of cotton, w.as destroyed. TO LYNCH CRAWFORD. JUol) Kinrilly Persuaded by the Sheriff '* ' to Give Up Its Plan. •Adel, Iowa, March 9.—A mob of masked and well-armed farmers, mounted on blanketed horses, rode to town about 2 o'clock yesterday morning and demanded of Sheriff Payne that he give them his prisoner Crawford, one of the men who robbed the bank Wednesday. The sheriff refused and told the crowd he would defend^ the prisoner with his life. After some'parlaying and a promise from the sheriff that he would not remove Crawford from the county the mob departed. Crawford has made an additional confession to the effect that there was a plan to rob several banks. Indict .Charles A. Dana. Washington, March 9.—The grand jury for the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia has returned an indictment for criminal Jlbel against Charles A. Dana, editor, and William M. Laffan, publisher of the New York Sun. The presentment was formally made to Judge Cole, presiding, by the foreman of the grand jury yesterday. It is a formidable document of many pages, setting forth the alleged malicious motives of Messrs. Dana and Laffan is criminally libeling Frank B. iXToyes of Washington, proprietor of the Evening Star and one of the board of directors and of the executive committee of the Associated Press. The action will' be vigorously defended and one of the most sensational lawsuits on record is promised. . BfiAtS CHlNlAMEM dft f HE MELD. Fit* iftlhrfrM ir« 4— isttenas totd th« fiiftfet— **d<>r'» teg* SUjffat— tiftbl* fefroshihia, March 8.—A dispatch received here from den. ttodfcU, dated Hal Ching, March 4, says that two divisions of the fli-st Japanese army assaulted tfew dhwang proper at 10 o'clock oh the morning of that day, and etitered the city at hpoh. A portion of the enemy's forces at ohce fled to ' Yien Kow, the New Chttahg settlement. The fe- mainihg Chinese troops made a Stubborn resistance, occupying the houses of the city. Some desperate street fighting followed and the Chinese wer» completely routed at 11 o'clock at night, leaving 1,900 killed upon the field. The Japanese captured 500 prisoners and sixteen guns, together with a quantity •of' 1 'miiitiitions of war and colors. The Japanese loss Was 206 killed and wounded. A later dispatch from the front says that at 8 o'clock on the morn- ihg of March 4 a force of 10,000 Chinese under Gen, Lung advanced upon Taping Shang, but were repulsed by .the "flt'e "o'f the Japanese artillery. The'Chinese re-treated before noon. The Japanese sus- tain.ed-no loss. .••••• PAtfeK* Kills Wife and Five Children. . 'London'March gf— Atfooting, Surrey, yesterday an unemployed plasterer named Taylor, having become despond- 1 erit from long idleness, murdered his vwl¥e and five children and then killed himself. The Friegland Released. London, March 8.—The steamer Friesland, which went aground at Port Said, has been,floated and will proceed. BETTER PRICES WILL RULE. Iron Trade Review Thinks Market Ont- Ipok 'in'-Hopeful," ^'^ •-". '; Cleveland, ;,Ohi6,' March '•8.—The/ Iron: Trade Review this week will say: "Whatever doubt existed as to the ability of producers of Lake Superior Bessemer ores to agree upon a basis for 1895, both as to prices and production that would prevent a repetition of the sorry experience of last year, f has., been 'removed. The market to-day is difficult of exact statement, but on prompt shipment the range is fairly $10.15@10.25 Pittsburg, with sellers unwilling to contract largely for future deliveries; especially in view of the coal strike declared this week and the possibilities of trouble in the, coke region. It is urged that 'trie .prospect oft higher Bessemer ore and higher coke after April 1 sustain the view that, with the accumulated stocks taken up by recent purchase, the low level of Bessemer pig in January and early February will not be touched." • ... NEGROES START FOR AFRICA. Company Was to Blame. Denver, Colo., March 9.— The coroner's jury has found that the gas explosion In the White Ash mine, Feb. 27, which killed twenty-four men, was due to lack of air, one air shaft being obstructed by water. Heavy damage suits will be instituted against the company, $1,000,000 RHEUMATISM, Bartlett, Frazier & Co,, Rialto Build- Ing. Chicago, May 1, 1894, The Swanson Rheumatic Cure Com' pany, 167 Dearborn street, Chicago, III — Pear Sirs— I can highly recommend your "Schrage's Rheumatic Cure" to all who suiter from rheumatism, A year ago last January while QJH a visit to Liverpool, Eng,, I was stricken down with a» attacH of acute inflammatory rheumatism, and confined to my be<J for seven or eigbt weeks, J had another attack a few weejcs later in Berr Un, and a tjiird in Paris, I had the very best medical attention, but could not get cured. I returned to Chicago about the end of April, very weak, still suffering aod grew very much worse. My joints were fearfully swollen; J suffered great pain. J consulted eminent doctors but could get no relief. Finally I was induced to try a bottle of Scbrage's Rheumatic Cure, and I can franWy say that before I had taken half of one bottle I began to get relief. I took only four bottles in all and have not nad any return of the painful dis* ease. Therefore, I consider myself cured, Yours truly, Colonial Landmark Burns. Kichmond, Va., March 9.— The old colonial residence in King and Queen county, once the residence of Career Braxton, one of the signers of the declaration of Independence, was burned to the ground yesterday. It, was one of the oldest buildings in Virginia, .•,;.• i . >•"•'••.•,• j • ' • ' To Preserve Jeijir^Mon Dayjs' Bouse, .Richmond, Va., March 9,— The women of the Southern Memorial and Literary Society have decided to gpend ?13,OQQ in making the Jefferson Payls manslpn fireproof and to convert it at once into a museum for.confederate.relicg, Gen. McCleruund Resting Basler, Springfleld- UL. March p.— Gen. MCT Clernand's condition was somewhat improved to-day. He rested easier and took nourishment more freely than fop several dayp,' ., tftft MoMMkS, Mar. 4, 186S.—Tie jfef&fMUff ha* fecefctty filifrigfd Mil Wdrk of eiaminerS so that ift all bf tfct tnitty-thfee divisions none aij6 **&*: re&f s more than one month. Nutnoerl kefetofofe Were in afrearfi itoffl th«i to si* months. The total *?]&&*£ e* aptJiieations awaiting action in leoru- ar£ was 4,718. To prevent delays ift> the prosecution of claims, Sec. 4894 di the fevieed statutes, which allows ftp' plicants to prosecute "within two years aftef any action thefein," new rules have been issued, apparently jtt disregard of said section, limiting the time for amending and appealing t<, six months. After d«mrmstf ating that examinations in , all of tile divteidfi* dould W Truffled officially without de* priving* applicants of their fight to amend or appeal Within two years from- dfficiat action, as contemplated by the- law* it sterns douotfurwHfethef said rules can be etfforced without legislation. Evidently, however, the commissioner's actions fci the matter are designed to promote the publics good by preventing questionable practices under the law, and the new rules should become law. Howald and Rob* inson, of Des Moines, have been al» lowed a patent for their trade mark, the word symbol "globe" as applied to "stock food." The picture of a globe is-used by them in Connection \vith. the word, but may be omitted. Nine United States patents w.ere issued to.lowa inventors'lost week. Printed copies of the drawings and specifications of any one patent sent to any address for 25 cents. Valuable i, information for inventors free. THOMAS G. AND J. RAI/PH Qnwio, Solicitors of Patents. First Southern Party Leaves Memphis to Colonize Dark Continent. Memphis, Term., March 8.—Three hundred negroes who arrived in Memphis yesterday on railroads leading from Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas took trains to-day for Savannah, when on March .9 they will embark for Africa. They . are transported by the African Migration society, to whom each of them was paid $41 on installments, which defrays all expenses of the trip.' Six thousand negroes are now- paying-: their fares in; advance in this way. The negroes who arrived yesterday are mostly farmers, though there are carpenters, blacksmiths, and other craftsmen. One-half are women and children. Though these negroes met yesterday for the first time they have already agreed to settle in Africa, to- j gether and form a colony by themselves. To Investigate Nebraska Penitentiary Omaha, Neb.,' March 9.—There will be an investigation of the state penitentiary and of some of the inside workings ofthat institution. Both the senate and house are determined to push the investigation. The resolutions demanding the invesigaion will be offered in the house at Lincoln to-day. MYSTERY DEEPENS. Peany'B Arrest for Killing Mis WIfo made on Folio Premises. Toledo, Ohio, March 0.—New developments in the mysterious murder case at Tontogany upset the theory that the waman's husband, Peter Peany, who was arrested Wednesday. is guilty of the crime. Peahy says he thinks his wife was killed in mistake for somebody else, but Tontogany people do not think that way. ";He says the, attempt to fasten; the crime; on him is^a pUt-up job by somebody, he doesn't know Whom. Tha developments yesterday practically explode vhe theory that the woman was. murdered, but make the mystery moro profound. Peany will be given a preliminary hearing to-dayt ' ' ' j * Valley., Residents Protest. Ottawa, 111., March 8,—The Ottawa waterway convention, held in.the opera- house yesterday afternoon, was attended by 250 delegates from twenty-three cities and villages of the Illinois Valley. They gathered tq protest against any change in the drainage law of 1889 and to demand; a strict compliance with the law as enacted. : They denounced the course of the drainage board in refusing to carry out the provisions of the contract made with the valley, which provides that the drainage channel shall become a part of .a proposed great ship canal; extending from Chicagp to the' Mississippi River. A committee met on the Stage after the convention and decided to go to Springfield as nearly as possible in a 'body. It voted to demand no legislation, but only to prevent legislation which would in any way allow Chicago to escape the act of 1889, TRUCK WRECKED BY TRAIN. Shocking , Accident at Detroit— Three Firemen Hurt, Perhaps Fatallj. Detroit, 'Mich.; March 8.—A shocking accident occurred at the intersection, of, Canfield avenue and the railroad tracks early yesterday. A fire had occurred, to which hook and ladder company No.' 6; had been called. As the truck was crossing the Detroit, Grand Haven & Milwaukee tracks at the point above stated a freight train dashed down the track and, smashing into the truck, threw it from the track. The following men were probably fatally hurt and were conveyed to the hospitals: Driver Anthony Forte; married; aged 26. Steersman Christian Goebel, aged 51. Lieut. Charles L, Chase, aged 35. The line of one of the hook and ladder forks entered Korte's head, penetrating the brain. The truck was thrown about 150 feet and wrecked. The horses,were badly mahigleti, Capt, M. F. W. Wirth was also bruised._ '•".. ..' . - " : ' Laborers In Council, Boston, Mass,, March 9.—The general Isabel Council of Shoemakers, composed of representatives form the Lasters' National Protective Union, Boot and Shoe Workers' International Union, and Knights of labor, is in conference in this city on the proposition to organize under one head. ' Six Hundred on Strike, Trenton, N. J., March 9,—Six of the 750 of the employes of S, K. FeJ- ton's wool mill have gone on strike for the restoration of 'the second 10 per cent reduction made in their wages Jasi summer, , * , : Invojued, Denver, Co}o., March 9,-^A suit involt vJng between $5,000,000 and $10,000,000 has been fi je( * f?* 1 one-half interest in the capital ptocfc of the Victor Coal and Coke company. }n in.d. ( March 8,-rTbe soa miners employed in the Bra?}l PlocH Cpai 9gm_ T pany'e mines at epatesyMJe went out qn a strike yesterday, The operators insisted on the men loading theJr cars with nothing but goad PO^I and the em- ployes stopped work, Antl'Clg»re(; Lincoln, Neb,, March (>.—-The Nebraska house yeste,r<|ay passed the ?Jgaret bill, Qov.; HoJcpmb/sent &,,m,es,* sage announcing -that he had signed ;he anti-oleomargarine bijj, pyt nended th&t an amendment be intro. Juced ,so. th«J,t olepniirgaripe. ppyld be nanufactured'in> the..state for Chicago Board of Trade. Chicago, March 1— The table shows the range of the Chicago board of trade to-day; Articles— High. Low, Wheat—No. 2, •• May July Corn—No. 2. March .eg Qra.ymQnt, JJL, Yjf4te§ by flre je ft rjy the . Jyly Sept, ,,.,,, Oats—No. 2. March May ..,.,,. June' July ,.,,..« MO-, M&PPh T.—About W p,'cloe}$ last night the I^cyit YftUey PO&} was discpvered ts tor 90 flre and . any as,eisti»pe coujfl be gequred the flames ha4, .deywff3 all the engioe JjpJJs , f Jtb

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