The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 12, 1896 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, February 12, 1896
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They : had the land surveyed, and it measured <S12J£ acres, being over 150 acres short. As the land is worth 825 per acre, it is a loss of $4,000 to Mr. Parsons. AN EXPLOSION IN SCHOOL. prtonrUle Boy Badly Hurt by Igniting a Shell. OBTONVILLE, February 9.—-B. B. Merical placed a No. 10 brass shell over a 12 loaded shell and got it fast. The shells were brass. After trying to separate them without success,, he threw them into a drawer. His son, aged 12, took the shells out of the drawer and took them, to school, Another boy, aged 14, during school got a brad out of a cigar box and exploded the shells. The explosion was' terrific. The teacher and scholars ; made a stampede for the door. When they returned they found young Kratz lying on the floor badly bruised and ibleeding from several wounds. The shells went both ways, one up and the (other down. One struck.Kratz on the forehead near the eye, inflicting painful wounds. The other one struck him on the left leg, making a very bad wound. . A TRAMP IN TROUBLE. Attacks a Saloonkeeper and IB Chased i "With a "Winchester. BUBLINOTON, February 8.—Larry Hayes, a tramp, caused a disturbance in a saloon and attempted to stab the proprietor, Geo, Plaum, with a large 'towie knife. Plaum obtained a 16-shot Winchester and chased Hayes all through the business portion of the city, causing a stampede wherever they went. Hayes finally ran into an area way. Plaum 1 mounted the steps of the Merchants' National bank and rifle in hand waited for his man, and incidentally blocked all traffic, as, owing to his warlike appearance, customers in the bank were afraid to come out and pedestrians quickly fled into side stores and offices near by. Hayes meanwhile was able to be seen in the area way knife ia hand waiting for an attack from Plaum. A detail of police finally arrived and arrested both men and allowed business to proceed. STEAL OR STARVE. This Ig the Story Told by an Unfortunate Workman, COUNCIL BLUFFS,' February 10.— J. D. Alexander, a well known Council Bluffs working man, was detected by a special watchman of the Rock Island breaking the seal of a freight car. He was placed under arrest. His home was searched by officers and nearly half a car load of valuable goods were found. They were found concealed in 1 a specially arranged room in his cellar, Alexander refuses to talk, but the belief is that he is only one of a gang of thieves who have been committing serious depredations on loaded freight in the company's yards. Alexander 'has always borne a good reputation ; ,and he was thrown out of work at the . time of the big fire in the agriculture implement district.. He was thrown put of employment and claims he was obliged to steal or let his family starve. ' , ' HEDRIQK HORROR, ' ' Mcrj-lOoW KJUs me Brother and ,' Himself, f) MWAi February 8.-— At Hedrick |fcp three", toys. named Merrifield; living gBarreled in regard to getting imftWng the fire, Joseph, aged the others to get up or he would them. $hey refused and he fired Winebester rifle, killing aged 9, He then shot the head, ' ' /February 8,— Judge jnulct tax, being othw 60S* tvftjftg Shd Gets ftfetft TfWnfeK-, Slots Clf f, February t^~A remarkable dale of edttplicafceS family troubles tea come to a headitt Sioux City. Hatty Mewhiftefj a druggist of ftock Valley, Ut t his wife and family there fthd caine to Sioux City, where he Waft stopping at a hotel with another wotHaii. the hotel people found this out, and he went away; but, failing to pay ills boafd, he Was arrested. Then' the woman commenced suit against hiffij claiming breach of promise oi marriage* Then he was arrested oft another charge, and the bonds were placed high in all of them. He received! word that his mother* hearing of his escapades, was taken ill and waslikelyj to die, and efforts were made to'secure his release so that he*could go and seej her. This failed, and later he received! word that his mother had died of a! broken heart in Rock Valley, Then his brother arrive'd and succeeded iti giving bonds in the three cases so thai! he could attend the funeral. But as he was^eaving town, another warrant Was served on him and he was again taken'into custody. Being unable to give bonds, he was not able to attend the funeral of his mother. While he went wrong at the start, it is generally believed that the prosecution of him is not in good faith. His father is a wealthy resident of Rock Valley and he and his brother are the only children. ^^^^^^^^^^^ ASSASSINATED. Jacob Pltka Probably Fatally Shot by Unknown Parties. TOLEDO, February 7.—Jacob Pitka, aged CO, residing three'miles east of Toledo, was shot at 0 o'clock p. m., while sitting in his own home, by some enemy who fired through the window, the ball from a 38-caliber revolver striking the old man in the right side and ranging upward, passing upward along the spinal chord, lodging in the upper part of his body. A doctor was called, but as yet has not been able to locate the ball. The would-be assassin is unknown, though some feeling is expressed as to the guilty party. It is known that there has been some trouble between the different members of the family for some time. The physician states that the chances for the injured man's recovery are slight, and he is in a very dangerous condition. GUNN AND BOATMAN FREE. AUOFERTHE WORLD IN CUBA. February 6.—The Madrid correspondent of La Discussion sends word that Campos, in an interview, said! "Weyler will accomplish no more, not less than I. But in case he fails he will not be relieved. Having been appointed by the conservative party and backed by the liberal party, only a great and unexpected catastrophe could bring about his removal." PABtS, February 0.—The Figaro aticl othef Paris papers give considerable prominence tct the manifestations at Valladolid and Madrid against Marshal ("Campos, Who only a few months ago (was the most popular soldier in Spain. (The opinion in France is that the hiss- ;ing and hooting clearly indicate that ,public feeling in Spain is worked Up to 'a state of great excitement about [Cuba,' which the Spanish mean to jretain, if possible, at any sacrifice, [many of them considering that its loss might involve national bankruptcy. COAST DEFENSES. Jury Decides that They Are Not Guilty. C-BK.&X06SA, February 7.—The jury in the case of Banker Gunn and Dr. Boatman, on trial for causing the death of Irene Severt by abortion, re-, turned a verdict of not guilty. As a 1 result of the acquittal of Gunn and Boatman, P. C. Merrilat, who was ar-^ rested and released on bonds of $-1,000 for being a party to the tragic death of Irene Severt, was remanded to jail and his bonds dismissed by Judge McCoy. Dr. Sigafoos, who is at Fremont sick, will be arrested. Seven Druggists Indicted. MASON CITY, February 9.—The grand jury of the district court now in session here has indicted all the seven drug stores of the city for selling liquor. Conviction means loss of pharmacy certificate. BREVITIES. The Secretary of War Submits Desired Information. WASHINGTON, D. C., February 8.—In response to a resolution of inquiry, the secretary of war sent to the senate a statement of the amount of money which could bo used advantageously in coast defenses. He says $25,087,800 could be so iised by the department prior to July 1,1807, of which 84,722,000 should be made available during the present fiscal year. Of the total ho recommended that $15,807,000 be designated for fortifications; $1,000,000 for sites; $3,500,000 for submarine defenses, and 86,310,800 for guns, mortar projectiles, etc. The special advantages of an increased appropriation as enumerated ,by the secretary are: Utilization of army gun factory to its full capacity; more rapid armament of our fortifications; addition of twelve mortars and carriages to those already estimated for; purchase of an additional 500 deck piercing shells and a supply of heavy material for seige service. TWENTY-FIVE PERISHED. In the district court at Dubuque the indicted aldermen demurred to indictments on the groiind that the city's special charter gave them the right to fix their own salaries, and that the facts alleged did not constitute a crime. Near Manning recently an 'unknown' highwayman assassinated Ben Lereich, of Des Moines, a 'peddler, near here, A boy witnessed the crime, which occurred in the public highway. The highwayman was searching his victim's body when scared away by an approaching wagon, Des Moines dispatch: A meeting of the Prohibitory Amendment League was held here foy the pui-pose of, discussing the proposed constitutional amendment, L, S. Coffin presided.! Senator llowen said he believed the legislature would resubmit the amendment, Representative Funk said he feared that if the amendment was submitted next year it would meet with defeat, but he would vote for resubmission, and believed if the resohition was voted on now it would carry, Mrs. Aldrich said men, unlike women, held party interests above' principle, She believed not to pass resubmission was a concession to the| liquor interests, Mr, Campbell said' the real danger was in the passage oi a manufacturer's law. Funk said lie would sacrifice everything else to! defeat the panufaoturers' bill. Senator Kilhourne^jd he would regard it asj an aet of bad faith for any republican who two years ago vote v d, for resvibnjis« sipn to vote against it no>v. Mrs. N, M. Smith scored tfye repubHcan party for its attitude pp prohibition, Senator If o»ng &»i<j be would ask the legislature ppt to pass, re§ w bmisj|iojj, bwt to, defeat Disastrous Flood In Morrlstoivji, N> <T>. Drowns Many. CHICAGO, February 8.—A special from Philadelphia says: Pocahontas dam at Morristown, N. J., broke. Twenty-five persons are missing and may have perished. The break was followed by a flood. Men, women and children were in the windows of houses, completely surrounded by rushing waters. No assistance could be rendered them for the time being. Boats were secured, and strong men rowed to the houses and brought many to places of safety. The current was so swift that it was impossible to reach the more distant houses until after the flood had abated. It was ten minutes after the breaking of the dam before the water reached a mark of ten feet •ibove the usual height. EXCITEMENT IN SPAIN. Funeral of . a Mnii Who Was Shot For Hooting at Campos Causes Trouble. MADRID, February 18.—This city was the scene of a demonstration that would have required very little to turn it into a serious riot. Gendarmes killed one of a number of men that hooted Campos. The funeral of the victim was attended by an enormous crowd. Fully 13,000, most of whom were republicans, marched to the cemetery, shouting for the entire distance: "Down with the police,'' ' 'Down with Campos," and "Long live the republic." THE BOND ISSUE. The Morgan Syndicate Gets One-Third of It. WASHINGTON, February 9. — The classifying of bids for the new loan .-above the rate b|d by the Morgan .syndicate is completed, Seven hundred and eighty-one bids for a total of §08,788,050 were above the syndicate's. jThis leaves the amount which is to be awarded to the Morgan syndicate $34,811,350, Brooklyn Bonding Collapses, BROOKLYN, N, Y., February 8,— Two men were killed and two injured by the fall of a three-story brick building in Third avenue. The building was condemned nearly a year ago. The upper floors were vacant, but the first floor was rented by Jas, Quiglcy, who used it as a co6per shop. Quigley usually had ten men at work in his shop, but when the building fell there were only himself and three others, Harrison fpr AJUiiou, INDIANAPOLIS, February 0.— There is a movement on foot among the lead* ng republicans of Indiana to send ex- President Harrison to the national convention at St. kou}<? $$ one of the 'delegates-at-large. jjjp friends de* ichjrfl he wo«l<J exercise a influence in th^t body, and, if .'to (Jo, sp, could secure the of geaator Aiiigp.n, .Ike ypjj tftke yen. Roiai, N. Y., February 8.—There was great excitement amoftg citiaefts of Rome tvhefl it was learned from art authoritttive source that the shortage in the Fort Stanwix National Bank amounts to 8375,000, and that the Hon. Oeo. Barnar'd, trusted cashier, ex- mayor and vestryman, would be found in debt to the bank personally nearly 575,000. One of the directors of the bank said he would not be surprised if the shortage amounted to 8500,000, and. declared that Barnard's personal shortage might reach $100,000. Barnard has not takeh a vacation for; thirty years, and after the disclosures, the treasurer for this reason believes that he did ttot desire anyone but himself to handle the accounts. So far as the man is concerned, during j the many years he has resided in Kome^ he has always been thought to indulge in no extravagance and no speculations. The overdrafts of the J. Winslow Jones Canning Company, of Baltimore, and others amount to 8200,000, it is stated, but who the others are it cannot be learned. It is estimated that the capital stock of §150,000, the surplus of §30,000 and the undivided profits of $140,000 will be practically wiped out after the investigation is finished, and also that an assessment will be levied to pay the creditors dollar for dollar. STATE CONVENTIONS. New York's on Mnrcli 24, Ohio's on ninrch 10. NEW YORK, February 10.—TlieTepub- Mean state central committee has decided that the state convention will be held March 24, in this. city. The presidential candidacy of Governor Morton is endorsed. COLUMBUS, February 10.—The repiib- lican state central committee has pecided that the state convention will be held at Cokimbus March 10. J. B. Foraker will be temporary chairman. A resolution was adopted endorsing McKinley for president. Horrible Murder. GKEENCASTLE, Mel., February 7.— Scott Jackson, a young student of dentistry, has confessed to murdering Pearl Bryan. He cut her head off and carried it around in a satchel. He says he is a sufferer from fainting spells and when they pass away he becomes delirious and is not responsible for his actions. Dunlop Got Two Years, CHICAGO, February 10.—Joseph R' Dunlop, proprietor of the Chicago Dispatch, was sentenced to two years in the penitentiai-y and to pay a fine of 553,000 for circulating through the mails indecent matter contained in the daily issues of his newspaper. The sentence was pronounced in the federal court by Judge Grosscup. TERSE NEWS. the the On the 7th the president signed bill prohibiting prize fighting in territories. Wm. II. English, colleague of Gen. Hancock in the campaign of 1880, died at Indianapolis on the 7th. Ex-Senator Manderson, of Nebraska, is now a full-fledged candidate for tho republican presidential nomination. Harrison's letter of withdrawal has given the Allison forces added courage and it is believed that he, more than any other candidate, will profit thereby. At Chicago recently recently Richard Kloeltke, a carpenter who has been out of work fpr some time, killed his wife, mother and father and three children and then suicided. At Corunna, just after his arrival in Spain, Gen. Campos, late captain gen" eral of Cuba, declared it imperative that the ti'oubles in Cuba should be ended, either by force of arms or the granting of reforms, comprising even Cuban autonomy, if necessary, Cuba,, he said, could no longer provide the money necessary for the expenses of further warfare, Indianapolis dispatch: Ex-President Harrison has written a letter to J. K. Gowdy, chairman of the republican state central committee, saying that he is not a candidate for the republican nomination for the presidency and there has never been a time' since he left the White Ho^se that he has wished to return, He urges his friends to accept this as his final expression, A Washington dispatch says: Four thousand six hundred and forty .bids for $558,300,850 worth of bonds, Such is the tremendous total of the sub* scriptions opened at the treasury department in accordance with the terms of a call issued a month ago inviting proposals for 8100,000,000 of United States 4 per cent bonds to run for thirty years from February J, 1895. The immense offerings astounded experts, As yet it is impossible to state who are the best bjdders, A syndicate composed by J. P-, Morgan & Co. ftn d the Peutsche Bank of Berlin offered to take the entire ampiwt at HO. 6877, A dispatch says that ,, „„ Q| Salisbury if* s»id<tQ ^Yedisapppi Ms warmest g&Biren." pspecia}^ ip firMa te the hj te j|VlWAfi Mli fcroth6* And Uedfick, Iowa, Feb. 10.-A fHghtful and perhaps unparalleled tragedy occurred here Friday mornifag. Joseph Merrificld, the lS-yeat-old son of FfanK •Merfifield, shot his 8-yeaf-ol<| brother with a rifle and then killed himself, blowing the entire top of his head off. Merrifleld'e three sons—Joseph, aged 13! Charles, aged 11, and Hugh, aged 8 —quarreled about the talking of the twrt younger brothers while Joe wished to sleep. Joe declared he would shoot them if they didn't tiult, atid accordingly got a rifle and leveled it at the head 'of Charles. They fought and Charles got out of the room, Joseph then turned the rifle on the smaller brother, ftugh, and flred, the ball taking effect in the left cheek and passing out through the back of the head. Joseph then delib- ,erately placed the muzzle of the rifle 'between his eyes and touched the trig- .ger with is foot, blowing his brains and 'the top of his head completely off. The father had left the house early in the morning and after his departure the quarrel commenced. Neighbors were in* formed of the tragedy, and when they entered the house a sickening scene :was presented. The two boye lay .dead on the floor, surrounded by filth and squalor. The father had neglected his children until they were almost starved. SEVEN HELD FOR MURDER. Martha Maovitlk Seems to Bo Mainly Ke- gponslble for the Whiting Riot. Whiting, Ind., Feb. 10.—Seven persons held for the murders Thursday are •in the L: .e county jal. Martha Maov- jitik was absolutely identified by John iThonias as the one who flred the first jshot. Martha is the Crotian virago jwho seems to be more responsible for the riot than any other person. Yes- 1 jterday in her cell she talked freely to 'Prosecuting Attorney Gavit, and gave important evidence against a number' of her countrymen. The post-mortem on the bodies of Szanyo and Matji established beyond doubt that they were [shot from the downstairs window of the Maovitik saloon. The coroner's inquest was held by Justice Crawford of lHammond, but he failed to discover tho identity of the actual murderer. . It was established that the attack oi the Slavonians was premeditated, none of the Hungarians being prepared for ii ,or making any defense. The publiq feeling against Maovitik is abating, as he seems to be a mild-mannered man and entirely under the control of hia wife. She expressed contempt for him at the jail, saying he was too easy with his enemies. Want Another T.vial for Colt. Washington Court-House, 0., Feb. 10 —The citizens are anxious to hasten another trial of Col. A. B. Coit, recently acquitted of manslaughter at Circleville. The charge against him at the trial just ended was he ordered the troops to fire on the mob which was trying to lynch a prisoner and that Smith Welch, a boy, was killed by the volley. The ball with which Welch was killed was of smaller caliber thsin the regulation rHie -ball. This, the state thinks, was the weak point in its case. The other two rioters whose deaths are laid at Col. Colt's door were killed by the regulation ball and the state thinks it may win one of these cases. Settlors .on tho Alert. Milwaukee, Wis., Feb. 10.—Sheriff Stanley has refused to accede to a request made by an attorney for the Illinois Steel company to c-vict the residents on Jones' Island. The island is virtually a bivouac in which 700 squatters are lying on their arms. It Is rumored the Illinois Steel company will give up the attempt to evict the squatters. Republican Senators Nominate Oflleer< Washington, Feb. 10.—The Republican senators in caucus Friday nominated A. J, Shaw of Spokane, Wash,, for secretary of the senate; H. L. Grant of North Carolina for sergeant at arms, and Alonzo Stewart of Iowa to succeed the late Captain Baasett as assistant doorkeeper. ,It was decided to make no change in the office of chaplain. Chicago Jigard of Trade. Chicago, Feb. 7.-^The following tav ble ebows the range of quotations on the Chicago Board of Trade to-day: Articles. Wheat— Feb, ., May .. . June , July ,. Corn— Feb. ., May .. July ., Sept, . Oats— Feb. May July ! Sept. Pork— Feb. May July High, .? .66% $ ,64^ . .68% .66% . .68% ,66% . -67% ,6614, ,30% .30% ,31%" .31% •33 .3,2% . —Closing.-* Feb, 7, Feb. 6. ? ,66% ? ,65%' .68% .67%' "" .67$ .67% :,4% • .21% A •21 .10,40 10.17% ,10.60 10,37% .10.70 10,55 Feb. May July g. Rjbs-, July .„ 6.6g .88% .: .30% ,30 J /t ,31% .31% ,32% ' ,32%| .19% •?1H &ft .31% .21% •»H -81% 1047% 10.87%' 10.37% 10.27% 10,55 W,7?% 5.52% 5.72% 5.87% 5.13 5.3?., 5,42.% Sojtb 1M4UM h$e over Q,00,0 the failures s^ yparg 'that the Qf the west have eyer g. Th*'fJreet.|aJlwa,y£ pf gajtjmoje 9 per wu of tft??r rp^s wifoi*- WelpJ* 9? *hfc* Wefft "too ffoffl the Cfii6ag6 Pdst: The ueiaw , frayfare* Was itanding in the shado» of ft buil'ding With both hands heavenwatd, while he gazed .„, muzzle of a revolver. One footpa was holding the revolver where it would do the most gdod in case of ah emergent and the other was goifig through th<J victim's pockets, the silence was s c I . oppressive that the belated finally felt'obliged to speak. "Think-you're smart, don't you?"^! said. "We know our business," returned one of the footpads gruffly. "Of course you do," Said the belatej •wayfarer with something like a sneer, "1'ou knoW that this Was my pay I suppose?" "Sure," replied the footpad. "Thaft | why we laid for you." "He ain't got but 65 cents, Bill," j n . terrupted the one who had been search, ing the victim's pockets. "Wot!" cried the other. "That's right," said the belated way. farer cheerfully. "But you was paid to-day," insistad the man with the revolver,. "Right again," admitted the belaUd wayfarer in the same cheerful tone "But somebody got in ahead of you ahd you thought you were so all-fir^ smart that I'll be hanged if I'm nft glad of it." "Somebody got your roll?" "Yep!" "Who?" "My wife came to the office.after || this afternoon. Oh, you've got to get up mighty early to beat her." A Pokln Dude. This is a gay youth of Pekin, Who is .very remarkably thin; And as you may see In his an-a-tom-ee The only thing broad is his grin! The Reason Why. "I wonder if this new-woman move* ment will result in the erection o| monuments to •women?" she sail) thoughtfully. "It won't," he replied promptly. "I don't see why," she persisted. "1| seems to me that women have been slighted in that line. Why shouldn'f there be statues of great women as welt as of great men?" ."How would a statue with puffed sleeves look?" he asked. "I don't see why it wouldn't look al| right," she replied. "But how would it look after puffed sleeves have gone out of fashion?" "I never thought of that," she an- soured. "But I don't see why tlu'j couldn't change the statue as the fash- Ions changed; and I guess they'll do It, too, when women are in full control oi things." He Wanted to Know. Commercial travellers, sometime called "drummers," have acquired q reputation, perhaps undeserved, fni largeness of statement. Thus we roaij in the Washington Star that a commert Clal traveller of the more flashy typ$ bad just finished a startling story wheij the listener, a new acquaintance, ret marked: "That reminds me of one of Munchau< sen's yarns." "Munchausen," answered tne drum* mer; "who is he?" "Why, don't you know about him le is the most colossal example of men* dacity that civilization has produced." A moment, of. silence followed, broken by the commercial traveller. "Excuse me," he said, "would you mind, telling me what house he travels for?" Her Ruling Passion Strong. "Will you take me for better or foj worse, for weal or woe?" he asked larnestly, They were inoving swiftly along, sida by side, on one of the avenues of the park. The maiden gazed fixedly in fr°nl of her and made no reply, "Will you?" he persisted. '"Will you ' >e mine for weal or woe?" On they gtiU went, si£e by side, "Let us get off ana rest neye," sh- said, suddenly, Then, as ghe tenderly and carefull) eanei her bik,e against t&e piazza oj ,he house, a. soft light came into her >ye? as she answer esj: "Yes, darling, j aro yours for wheel, any way.'v-jsrew y g ,, k .. Vfc is a. f »g is feat JfffWl; tw si8Sf : S$|! Ttom^TSffMteSSU

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