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Algona, Iowa
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TflE COU&IEa, AtGOfrA, IOWA* MOUSING, NOVEMBER S, 18&4. HEW THE BANK TO PIECES Farmers' National at Malvern Wrecked by Burglars, Scattered Over the Country by t>ynittnlte Coed to I'"orco open the Snfe—A Hundred Thousand Dollnrg In Notes Gone. CUERTON* In., Oct. 2(5.— The Farmers' National bank at Malvern was robbed early this morning. This morning about 3 o'clock the citizens were aroused by a tremendous explosion and on arriving at the bank Miey found the building literally blown »o pieces. The robbers blew open the bank »aiilt with nitroglycerine and not a piece a foot square was left of it. It is not known how much booty they escaped with, but the amount is large. One hundred thousand dollars in notes were taken. Officers are examining the wreck now to find out the oytent of the robbery. The bank officers stale that the depositors will lose nothing, the bank sustaining all the loss. The Allliio Insanity Case. LfeMAHS, la., Oct. 20.—The time of the commissioners of insanity is still occupied with the examination of Mrs. E. A. Alline. Intense feeling has been aroused in her friends at the various developments in the trial and the room where the examination is being made is crowded every day with lady and gentlemen friends of" both Mrs. Alline and her relatives, who are attempting to have her reconflned in the asylum. E A. Alline, the unfortunate woman's husband and the chief witness for the prosecution, acknowled under a severe cross examination by the attorneys for the defense, to choking her quite severely oa one occasion when she made some wild accusations against him. He bases bis claim of her insanity on a succession of peculiar perform- inceh of the lady's, ranging through .the nine years of their married life. Her friends claim that her actions throughout this time were simply the result of her associations and treatment. If she is again adjudged insane the case will most probably be appealed. '•'••.." '•>.- Worked Him for S3OO. la,, Oct. 20.—Chris Eighms of Kingsley, married a woman in Sioux City a few weeks ago and after a short period of married bliss she skipped out taking all the available valuables she could lay hands on and then commenced making claims on him for part of his property, as he is a man of (rood circumstances. Mr. Eighms finally settled the matter by paying her $200 and agreeing to get a divorce and to insure her no expense in so doing. Star Overcome With Foul Air. IOWA FAI/LS, la., Oct. 26.— While at work in a well on the Ellsworth stock farm north of this place, Robert Perry, a workman, was overcome with foul air and nearly perished before he could be rescued froth his perilous position. The workmen at the top of the well beinp- unable to hear anything from Perry realized that something was wrong and fearing foul air quickly lowered a kettle of fire into the well and the smoke arising from the fire caused the foul auto rise nnd the man in the well soon cane to at least sufficiently to fasten , the rope to his body and to give tho signal to pull him up. - .""' Brief Iowa Items. ,./• A marriage license has been giwi'teQ to Solomon Clover and Christina—?lichardson of Hardiu comity The grgjom g i ves his aee as < 8 and the bride,^ only a year his junior. ,S~ A new lodge of^he Order of the Eastern' star has jus)/been' instituted at West . -=^-\ , > QS'nevv organization starts out' *• with U good membership and with bright prospects. The complete system of waterworks that has been put in at Eldorathe past summer, has jast been tested and is eminently satisfactory, and every part of the business and residence part of tho towii is now thoroughly protected from lire. * Moses Kellum of Iowa Falls has been paid $651 by the Iowa Central railroad in full of nil claims to date. Kellum sued the company for $10,000, claiming he was damaged to that extent by being struck ' by a train running on the defendant's , road. , ' 1 Among the lady missionaries from Iowa 't who are filling posts in foreign countries -> is Miss Minnie Alellinger o£ Iowa Falls -Tfho has been laboring; in the mission field at an outpost on the frontier of European ^Turkey. She has been in that country a ' number of years and is meeting with good "ifiUccess,. Sheriff Boylan of Ackley has offered a eyrard for the arrest and conviction of the h^TOSaWho stole^ BIX head qf steers from he Sunny^irte'stook farm, south of Iowa rall8,Jone night last week. It is thought >Jthe.y were.driven to some town in the f southern part of the county and sold to some stock dealer, who shipped them to i market, and that no trace will ever bo A CRESTON SENSATION, § '*' lp - y *UfWW* w* vQcIJl* U/Th'e Baptists of lowft will hold their l^!» £tate convention at Webster Ctyy, com- £#?TOencjng next Monday evening, October Hfo ,50., *and will continue until Friday, A , Wge number of prominent clergymen of P! the. denomination and lay delegates from ^all parts? of. tjie state will be in attendance. ip,Dr/Strickl»nd of Sioux City will address MW convention Tuesday morning and that 4 """"'"B-Pr. Harper of the Chicago uni, »fr«TTv r wiH spe»k. Other prominent ppijakers will be on the program the bal•?.».'»} of the week, , ' |s |PAID OUT'bF GENERAL FUND ' the State Militia IK ffelly A arwy 4>H % ! at 9t Mr*. Ella OToKo* Mason's Death Attrlb. nted to Arsenic Poisoning. CRESTOX, la., Oct. 24.— A sensation will be sprung here when the coroner's jury makes a report upon the alleged tnurdet caso of Mrs. Ella McKee-Mason, who died Sept. 2v! under suspicious cir: cmnstance9. She was a photographer and owned considerable prdperty. Her husband died some tlma ago t leaving her a prepossessing widow of 80, with three chil* dfeh. Sue conducted the business and did well. t - Not long ago a fellow named Mason appeared ia the town a&d soon won her friendship and shortly afterward they were married. This caused talk, bat there was a great sensation when she died. At noon of Sept, SS8 she was taken ill and during the evening died, showing signs of arsenical poisoning. She was buried, but the next day Coroner James Mckee had the body disinterred and sent to Des Moines to Professor Floyd Davis, a noted chemist. He took the stomach, brain and sinew of a leg, and'has 1 ;slace'beeaengagfld in making an investigation. His report, in the form of a registered letter, was received by the coroner. In it Professor Davis states that he made an examination of the' v embalming, and found arsenic. He also examined the. stomach and braiu, and found arsenic. In just what proportion they existed the coroner refuses to say until the jury holds it session and makes its report. There is little doubt, however, that more of the deadly drug was found than was expected, and that the coroner's jury will call the grand jury's attention to •woman's death. The feeling against Mason, the husband of the woman, is very intense, as he is supposed to know more about thr poison than he is willing to tell. Supreme Court Decisions. DBS MOINKS, la., Oct. 24.—The supreme court handed down the following decisions today: . Goode vs Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Kail way company, appellant, Wapello district; reversed. Martin, appellant, vs Shannon, Lyon district; reversed. The Weber company vs Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway company, appellant; reversed. Corbet vs Beard, appellant, Winneshiek district; affirmed. "• Boland vs Kistle, appellant, Plymouth district; affirmed. , ILLINOIS VS PULLMAN, Counsel for tbr Corporation Asks a Change of Venue. CHICAGO, Oct.. 24. — Having three fcimes secured the postponement of their case despite the protests-of'Attor- ney. General Molony,. counsel for the (Pullman Palace Car company this morning modified their tactics and as Iced for a change of venue in the proceedings to make the Pullman coin- V>any show cause why it should not forfeit its charter. . The petitioners pay they do not think they cau^et i fair trial before Judge Gibbons. In an affidavit A. S. Weinsheimer. an ittacho of the Pullman .company, declares he does riot think;;-Judge Gibbons could hear the Pullofan case without jrejudice because fa , 3388 ho wrote a jook in % whichh.e'expressed opinions which would .^necessarily disqualify lim from hearing the case. The book s on the ownership of lands by corpo- •atious..y Judge Gibbons said the "who made this affidavit had tly not read his book, as was not a word in it against egitimate corporations. It was aimed it a certain class of pseudo corpora- ions in the northwest." However, he consented to hear tho arguments of joth sides as to a change of venue. Mr. Moloney said Weinsheimer was a ,o'ol of Pullman and in making this af- idavit had committed legal and moral 3crjury v He argued that Judge Uib- bous • hart no discretion to grant a :hauge of venue, even if he so desired. He referred to George M. Pullman as czar, more despotic than he who f "f tVJ/r-^ro^i , r^Pfm *<•--•! ts«wi #&'•" 3'"> •""> smm/i.misimwmi inn t-si a.noo. ij.j». i« i*>fc -&••««* *« •ules allthe Russias. mtil 2 o'clock. Court adjourned HAVE MADE THEIR ANSWERS Wliy tho Northern Pacific and Great Northern, \Vill not Kuduce Kates on Xilgulto. PARGO, N. D., Oct. 24.—General Counsels Mitchell and Grover of the Northern Pacific and Great Northern, respectively, have sent to the railroad commission of North Dakota two separate statements, substantially the same, outlining concisely their arguments why the proposed reaction in lignite coal rates should not be enforced, or, in other words, stating de(J- uitoly why they do not propose to adopt the statutory schedule of rates. ' Tlie rates in question affect only North Dakota, but the statement^ ol Northern Pacific and Great Northern ure of general interest, because of their important bearing on the great question, "What is a just and reasonable rate?" ' The general counsels Jay special stress on the fact that tho schedules as a whole they now follow jn North Dakota are reasonable, and that a reduction on lignite coal rates simply tnoans a proportionate advance on sora^ other commodity in general use, As the rates novv stand they argue the burden is more fairly sustained by all glasses of citizen^ than if the rates ov (ignite coal were reduced, necessitating (in advance pu some such commodity as wheat, GASOLINE LAMP EXPLODES, Iwp Pennsylvania qirjg an4 a Voupg Bin* ' Burned, , ' % ^ • ' ' 't •••<,- B T fl**J I ' " ^ >' Tt -J-fK-rfjn ^)^»»qi gftret FjUpgerald j^pd her Bi^fer Mary, residing in 'Esplenbovough,- ^ere jag) niehtj^epribje ^jirfied J>y il»p explps §f ga'sp}ine Jajup. jMavy ftttempte4 |SQ}ir gaepJjps'Jntp J,hp Jfi^p'' wHJj ^9gmWne,. ft)fl.> W^sar* Mwe»re| 'fiuQaB^ded 10'*"" v.-« .ii_j.--5z.*i* »** i v Deputy Marshals Hot on the Trail of the Band, Only » Matter of Ilonrs Till the Jiandlti Run Down by Their Puram-rs —There Will Probably Be a Desperate Battle. FOHT SMITH, Arlr., Oct. 20.— Numerous Jobberies by the Cook gang were reported last night. The party are' being hotly pursued by the. deputy marshals. About 150 of them have been ordered to Gibson by Marshal Crump to participate in the chase after Cook: Gibson is where Cook has hitherto made his headquarters. There is little doubt! though, that his band scattered upon learning of the coming of all they deputies and Indian police. Troops' Would be useless in the territory, except perhaps cavalry. The Cooks have to be tracked and the country is filled with many of their friends, ready to give the alarm. It is now only a matter of hours until the last is heard of the Cook gang, as a fight or capture is surely imminent Wednesday night's train from Fort Gibson feared a holdup at Illinois station and twenty-five guards rode upon* the train from here armed to the teeth. WAS SHE GOULD'S WIFE? Sarah Ann Younffpcter Sayg She Wag the Wizard's Legal Wife. SAUGATUCK, Mich., Oct. 26.—Very circumstantial in its detail, putatively strong in the arrangement of its links of evidence, yet somehow lacking in that nameless something that carries conviction, the story of the woman who claims to be Jay Gould's first wife, is possessed of much interest. In 1881 Sarah Ann i'oungpeter lived here and supported herself and daughter by taking in washing. Then she went away, but where to no one sought to find out. But it now develops that she removed to Colorado and that her brother, John Henry Clay Brown, who resides here, her mother, Mrs. William Brown, now over 80 years old, who lives with him, and her s'ister, Mrs. A. W. Walter, who lives in Douglas, all kntiw where she went to. It appears from the woman's.story that vears.ago (she lived with her parents in" central /few York state, and once upon a time/went to visit her grandfather, who then lived in Sullivan county, New/ York, near the Pennsylvania state line. She was gone several raonjhs and shortly after she came back give birth to a girl.- She would not explain to her parents anything about the father of the child, nor did she tlien make uiy claim that she had been'! married, tt now appears, if her story fis to be .lelieved, that she met young. Gould, ;hen 17 years old, while the .latter was buying hides. She now says that Goulrf called on her many times at her grandparents':resi-- dence.-Biid Rhe'elUim's that after a short Courtship ;>they went-to a Methodist' minister and were married and that ,he did not return to the home of her jrandparents. After a short time she and Jay quarreled and she went' home. Asked why she never said anything ibout the marriage when she went lome, she said that Gould told her that. ,he ceremony was performed by a Methodist minister, while she was a Datholic; that it was illegal, and she aelieved it, and that when she went home she preferred that 'they should believe her child illegitimate than jolieve her false in her fealty ,o the church. She claims she lever but once asserted her claims on Jould, and that was. after the death of lis wife, five years ago. Then for the' first time, according to her story, Gould JV&B made aware"that he had a daughter by her, and promised to take care, of the daughter, b\it never kept the promise. 'This daughter in course ol ( time married a shiftless drunken sot, from whom she was divorced, and here occurs a very queer point in the story. Her relatives'say that the daughter is fchc wife of the populist candidate for lieutenant governor of Colorado. Now this candidate's name is Sirolia W. Harmon, but they will' not admit nor deny that this'is the name of" the 'husband. The daughter, who' has recently written to her relatives here, claims that her husband is now taking : steps to establish his wife's right to a claim on the Gould's millions. She also claims that her mother's marriage certificate is still in existence; is in fact in a bank vault in Omaha. Nor LB this all, for in one of her letters she made the statement that the minister who performed the marriage ceremony between Jay Gould and Sarah Ann Brown is still living and perfectly willing to testify to the facts of the early marriage. Mrs. William Brown so dislikes the notoriety of the whole case that she will not tell the present address of her daughter, Sarah Ann, but itis supposed that Sarah is living with her daughter in Colorado. First Citizen— It is not enough that bicycles shoxild carry bells; the law should enforce a regular system of signals that all can understand, Second Citizen— What would you suggest? First Citimi— Well, I don't know exactly, but jt might be something like this: One ring, "Stand still;" two rings, "Dodge to the right;'? three rings, "Live to theleft; 1 ' four rings, "Jump straight up and I'll run under you;", five rings, "Turn a -back handspring a«d Jand behind me," and so on. You see, us folks who walk are always accommodating, but the 'trouble is' to find out what the fellow behind wants us tp do, ___ PoVerspike was roarrjed, Hj 6 friend <; ni>6qpppBei«<i|iMd ajddijjgg,- "that /it a trjfle hard -to' face u, glrj'r 8 nd ask him for tfce han3 of c his' pike, re? djffl,' COOK BANG STILL ROBBING JAPS CROSS THE YALU RIVE& Whipped the Chinese Twice Before They Rested. LONDON, Oct. 20.—A dispatch to the Central News agency from Toldo Bays that the field marshal, Count Yatnaga» ta, has reported to the emperor that at daybreak on October 25 the Japanese arrny under his command completed its crossing- of the Yalu river* and in the forenoon attached and defeated the Chinese near Fu Shaiig, also capturing a fortress on the right bank of the river Aix. According to "the statement of a Chinese officer who was made prisoner the enemy were eighteen battalions strong. The Chinese lost 300 killed and a large number were wounded. The Japanese wounded were five officers and ninety men. Count Yamagata adds, "Colonel Sato with his detachment has rejoined the main army and we expect to attack Kulienchao at davbrcak on October 26." The Central News agency correspondent at Wi Ju telegraphs that advices from Nodsu state that the 'Japanese began to transport the main bo'dy of their army across ' the Yalu on the nvening of October 24. The work of crossing' continued throughout the night and at daybreak on October 2.'. oil the guns, horses .nrid men had crossed without mishap and formed an entrenched camp. In the meantime Colonel Sato, who had taken a flying column on the morning of October 3d, for the purpose of reconnoitering, came upon the enemy who occupied a fortified position near the village of Fu Shang, on the right bank of the Aix river. Colonel Sato attacked the Chinese at 10 o'clock in the morning and the fight continued until past noon. The Chinese offered a stubborn resistance, but were ultimately driven out of their fortifications and retired in disorder to Kulienchao. The Japanese then destroyed the fortress and destroved the main army. Count. Y"ainagata's report to the emperor adds that the Ohinose engaged in the fight greatly exceeded the Japanese in number. He further gays that his plans for the coming fight are completed. These contemplate the movement of several columns in a concerted Rnd concurrent attack upon the Chinese from all sides. Already, he says, a not- work is being drawn around the China- men. London lleform Movement. LONDON, Oct. 26.—The London county council .today-.gave a hearing on the tppeal against the action of the licensing committee in ordering the promenade-of the Empire music hall to be closed. Crowds gathered inside and outside of the : council hall, and the galleries were filled with ballet dancers, living picture posers, etc., together with a number of members of the Social Purity league. In nil the churches of London and the suburbs during the past week, prayer meetings have been held in favor of the action'of the committee. The managers of the Empire announce that the place will be closed tonight and if the appeal fails the hall will not be opened fig-am, H .'...;. : ',. . / . .:. .••'"'; .i. ,.;' •;. The council by a vote of 75 to 3 con- Brined the, decision of the licensing committee.that the music hall proine- hade be closed.... South Dakota Christian Union. Sioux FALLS, S. D., Oct. 26.—The Annual convention of the South Dakota Christian union began hero today with a large attendance. The report of Secretary Lang'dale showed that the union in this state was in a most prosperous condition, both numerically arid financially. _ ; A CABINET MEETING, The first Since tho Passage of the Wilson Bill. WASHINGTON, Oct. 20.— The first sabinet meeting since 'the Willson bill became fa law occurred at the white liouso this morning, all the members attending except the secretary of agriculture, who is in Europe. Perhaps the most urgent question to be considered is that of sending troops • to the Indian Territory to run down the Cook [fang of robbers. The war department has so far declined to comply with the request of the secretary of the interior for troops, pending a decision from the attorney general, who has b^en considering the matter several days. FRENCH ANARCHISTS ACTIVE Police DiHcoi-cr a Plot to Blow Up tho Chamber of Deputies. P.AHI3, Oct. 36.— The Matin says that Information has been received at the prefecture of police that the anarchists (ire preparing for an outbreak. According to this information the anarchists mve re&olved that three of their num- ier shall come to Paris from Poissy, Jyons and Lille for the purpose of :aubing au explosion in the chamber of leputies. The police watch in the vi- (iinity has been doubled, ' NATIONAL COUNCIL OF WOMEN leconXl Triennial Session of the Organization to Be Held in Washington In February, WASHINGTON, Oct. 86.— The second triennial session of the national council of women of the United States will open in this city February 18, 1895, and continue two weeks. The council now includes seventeen national organisa- tions of women with a membership of 700,000, May Wright Sowall of Indi- antipolis, Ind,, is prssldeQt'of the or. gaulaation. ' ,, • ' • . • Huryeuter Works , , Got, 86.— The novth h,aU oi UJQ mammoth br^k. warehouse belonL'. jlnif to the Wima W Deering Harvester ,wprks, located at CJybouvne aye'nue au4' jhe nor^h branch of the Chicago river, was 4eBtrpye4 by tire at 8 a'cJooV thUmorpfng, .The J Q ^ O n the build", ELEVEN MINERS ENTOMBED THE GREAT NEBRASKA ntm A Michigan Mine Caves in Without Warning* Accident Cnufteci by the Sft«d Stone fcrtp- ptnsr Giving Way—A Rescue Party Hai-d at Work—Names of the Hurled Men. EtLiNWooD, Mich., Oct. 20.—What; may prove to be the worst accident iiij the history of the Menotnine range oc-i curred on the fourth level of shaft No.j 1 at the Pewabic mine Thursday after-| noon. One man is known to have been) killed and eleven others are entombed. 1 Following is the correct list of the entombed men: Thomas Penglaso. William Oliver. Samuel Husband. George Wilcox. Stephen Allen. William Baird. George Pprene. John Thomas', • George Rlckarda. Peter Hellberg. John Farrel. The accident was caused by running water eating away the sandstone capping in a room 100 feet in height on the third level. An immense mass of rook weighing hundreds of tons crashed down through the floor of the level carrying away everything to the fourth level, on which the men were working. To cut a road through this wreckage to the room in which they are entombed is a work of difficulty. The walls have, to bo heavily timbered as the work progresses in order to avoid another fall of ground. As many men as could be worked to advantage have been at work since the disaster occurred, but only fifteen feet have been cut through and there remain fifteen feet more to cut -through, which will! take until tonight. Although only fifteen feet away not the faintest sound has been heard that would indicate that any of the entombed men are alive and the rescuers expect to find them dead, Rescue Party at Work. IBON MOUNTAIN, Mich., Oct. c 26.— The fate of the eleven entombed men in the, f Pewabic mine is not yet known. An immense mass of rocks, iron ore and 1 'broken timbers twenty feet in length has yet to bo cleared away. Sunerin-' tondent Brown is'cbnfident that ail but 1 three will be taken out alive. HAWAIIAN ADVICES. The American Union Party Delegates Put Up a Ticket. SAN FBANCISCO, Cal., Oct. 26. — Tht, United Press correspondent at Honolulu, writincr under date of October 19 per steamer Alameda, says: "On the 13th inst. a convention of -thirty delegates of the American union party of this island, met, adopted a platform of seventeen - articles^ and .nominated '. for , .the approaching election on the 29th r ihst. six senators and six representatives. The senators are all well known and trustworthy. This ticket represents the great maiority of the registered voters and will undoubtedly be elected. The leading plank in the platform declares •annexation to be the foremost mission of the party. While some of tho planters are disaffected towards annexation, the great body of the whites arc urgent for it, as the great security of a stable government. STORM AT CONEY ISLAND, The Worst Since the Greut Hurricane In , the Year 1887. NEW ' YOBK, ' Oct. 26.—Coney Islandi been lashed by a storm for the past' thirty-eight hours such as it has not (experienced since the memorable one !of 1887. A great portion of the beach \has been carried aw^ay by the waves ,and added to tho accumulation of sand known as Rockaway - bar, which year by year is approaching .nearer.and nearer to Sandy Hook. The • Seidl music amphitheater is in a bad Condition. The marine railway bc- 'tween Manhattan and Brighton beaches ,has disappeared. JTear is entertained •that a continuance of the storm with 'the prevailing wiud and heavy tide and great swell will cut a channel from the ocean to Sheepshe'ad bay between the Ocean'hotel and Brighton beach. JUDGE LONG'S CASE, Special Order Before Judge Bradley Today. WASHINGTON, Oct. 20.—The casr> of Judge Charles D, Long of Michigan, against Secretary Hoke Smith and Pension Commissioner Lochron is a special order before Judge Bradley in the district supreme court today. Judge Long is represented by Attorney Thomas S. Hopkins, while Assistant Attorney General Whitney represented the government. Itis said by the opponents of Jjidge Long that he instituted the suit'in order to boom his candidacy for the petition of coin- mander-in-chief of the G, A, ft., and now that the encampment is passed and Colonel Lawler of Illinois chosen for the office the Michigan uian will not push the case. KNEEBs7s GUILTY, deruiau' Judge I|old« That H« .Tried (}M t •'BlnjfIng" Act. , V " ,; j-^ • . BKBfcW, Octi, 26,— Th^ trial of Rqberf F. Enpebs' of Nebraska, United States, charged with fraud, }p raping hordes, iq. Germany upder fictitious oi&mefe and. and record began. A Sea of Flume Rolling Over the Grassy Prairies. HtANSIS, Neb.j Oct. 26,—Fifes swept through the western portion of Cherry( • and Grant counties, burning on the- • north side of the Burlington and Mis* sour 1 railway'track-up to the doors off HyanniB. Driven by a Kigh Wind the- Qfea traveled at a pace that carried consternation as well as destruction: tt is reported that two men were- burned at Mullen. One is dead and the-Y other is lying in a critical condition \. and will die. At about the same time another fire- Itarted on the south side of the track, burning everything clear from the lake- iide to the Blue river. At present the fire is largely confined to isolated districts of Sheridan, Grant, Thomas and Cherry counties. Llttlo information is. obtainable, as tho fire is swept by n high wind flrW in one direction and!' then in another, but the loss is known, to be heavyv E. L. Ledooher, a ranchman, was- caught by the flames while trying to- save his home. A ! man named Bliss was burned to. death. - ,-• • The bodies of two unknown mem were found. In Sheridan county the fire burned? over a strip of country over forty milest in width and is still .burning. Thousands of tons of hay xvere , destroyed', leaving thn cattlemen destitute. The- homes and stock of two men wei'e- burned and their cattle ranges ruined/, It will require thousands of dollars to repair the great damage of the fire. Nothing like the r.uin has happened fort years. At Bedford, ten miles "south, th« citizens were out until late burning fire* guards. At this time the town is considered safe unless the fire should coma in north of the strip burned over yesterday. The.wind is blowing at'th» rate of sixty miles an hour and grave- fears are entertained, as the atmosphere is full of smoke and cinders. Sofar no loss of life is reported in thatt locality, but tne loss of range cattle- will be great to stockmen. Thousands of cattle have been grazing in Cherry, Thomas, Grant and •other counties where these fires nv» ' raging, and it is feared that a large, proportion of these cattle perished in[the flames. : It will be several days>be- x ifore any definite detatlftas to the'los*- of life and property will be known. AMERICAN INVESTMENT CO QFlrgt Report of Receiver Frank E. Alien •" • Filed at Dubuque. DUBUQUE, la., Oct. 25.—Attorney 4 Soper of Emmettsburg filed in, the United States, .court yesterday the first report of Frank E. Allen of Estherville, la. .receiver of the American Investment 'company of Emmettsi burg, la. , The report covers the period from June 26 to September 30, 1894. claims filed during this time aggregate $99 • '263.94. • . All claims filed seem to relate to protested drafts and to loans collected by the company and not remitted to '.the owners. ' It is alleged that $93,000 oi •those claims- should be preferred for .certain reaspiis settrforth Kill 1 each caso and the receiver asks the court to pas* on this question of priority. For the company the receiver has received $23,909.33 and disbursed $18,475.28, leaving a balance of .$5,494.05 .cash on hand. ' As for the company's hypothecated' securities he lias paid off $170,751 eithe* by collecting the loans and remitting- them or by exchanging or otherwise settling with the holders/ "' l! When the receivership-was-asiked it was stated the companies liabilities amounted to several million' dollars. 'and 1 its assets to only a fraction thereof. .The receiver makes no statemsnt of assets and liabilities, but does" stats that the assets consists wholly of equities in real estate. COST OVER THIRTY THOUSAND A Few Hours of Queen Victoria's Company In Ulaiiuliestor. ' LONDON, Oct. 26.— The cost of the- ^ueen's visit to Manchester upon the- occasion of the opening of tho Manchester ship canal has just been made public and as a cons.equ.ence a great hue and cry haYpon'e up from certain. elapses regarding the wanton extravagance 'of 'royalty. The report of the auditor of Manchester gives the total expenditure on the occasion of her maj- ,esty's sojourn of a few hours in : the city as reaching the enormous sum of $31,. 215. Among- the items in the account are four fancy box'es of bon bons, fondants, chocolates, etc., for the roval children, 820; vegetables and fruits" to•the total of $350; three live turtles, IffiO; cigars nnd cigarettes, $09; stabling and 'keep of the queen's horses, $115; board •and lodging for 'sixteen member&'of the< •royal household staff, $350. Cnse of James ITi-nisler Jacquesa. LONDON, Oct. 26.— The case of .Tames ITrazler Jacquoss, formerly a colonel in ,the United States army, upon trial for- 'conspiracy to obtain money in connec* ition with tho claim to 'the Townloy os- |tates, hue been again remanded. The 'continuance was granted upon the rep- .resentation of Mr, Holland, counsel for Jacquess, that it would be necessary to. (bring additional from Amor- ica for the defense. ' THE FREE THINKERS, United States and Cauada Represented »t-" Chicago, ^ , C0IOAQO, Oet»20.— More,thttU'100 delegates representing free x thought '' tb r e'-opening of the*na— ;• . pf .'freelhinkers. The„„ -..Arises the ,twp national .,„,. .. spofeU^i the American Secular u.niQ H ftqdthe Free thought- Federa-

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