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PPER . x AM0NA IOWA. WEDNESDAY FBBBUARY- 19, MM. HE MS IN 10W1 B/ RAISE BEErt IN IOWA. Wottan add tter M«thef feltlcd fej tii* Gifil IT!' X <3her8kce Connty Farmer Making Pfefrlratloln* f6r the itastftesi. Ciffcfiosfefe, Febfuafj? 14.—J. M, GrW»s, ofie oi the wealthiest fafmets In Cherokee county, is preparing to embark into the vension and buckskin business. Mr. Groves owns 140 acres 6f wooded land oft the banks of the tittle Siou* river, f out miles south of Cherokee, which is one of the most beautiful tracts in the county, His liite&tiotts are to fence this laud with an eight'foot woven wire fence, ahd run a barb wire ov two along the top. fie will take a trip to northern Minnesota and purchase forty ot fifty does and sevet-al bucks, and place them in the inclosure* The specie that Mr. Groves intends to purchase is known among the Indians as the swamp deer, and is a large and beautiful creature, and is plenty in captivity among Minnesota Indians, from Whom Mr. Groves will secure as many as is needed for a good start. The promoter of the scheme thinks that in a few years it will prove a paying business, as the Wild vension will by that time become nearly extinct, and vension saddles Will bring a good price and the hides will be more in demand. The land which is to bo used as the deer park was in its early day the home of the deer in its wild state. Mr. Groves and his neighbors enjoyed many a vension feast in the pioneer days, over deer killed on land which he is about to convert to their culture. CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Temple's Bill Would Give Every County a RcprcHontntivo. DES MOINES, February 14.—Representative Temple, of Clarke, has introduced a constitutional amendment in the house to give every county in the state a representative in the general assembly. The measure is the result of a demand from the unrepresented counties in the state, and was formulated after a thorough canvass of the situation. The changing from the present principles of representation based upon population to one based •upon county boundary lines has never come up in the legislature before. Nine counties now have two representatives. They are Polk, Lee, Linn, Clinton, Pottawattamie, Woodbury, Scott, Des Moines and Dubuque. Fifteen counties are represented by seven members. Of . those Dickinson, Emmet and Osceola have but one member. It is these alleged irregularities the amendment proposes to equalize. Seventy-five counties have one representative each. Temple's bill provides that each county shall have one representative, but that Polk •shall have two. Jones, a young man about 20 years bl Age, went to the home of W, J. Martin, the county cofofcef, at about ? p. m., and asked to see Miss Lea Martin, the daughtef of the family, He had been keeping company with her for - feomfc time, but recently they had had some misuhdefr standing between them. The girl stepped into theparlof, and almost immediately the family heard two shots and the scream of the young lady, Mrs. Martin t the girl's mother, at once rushed into the room and was It once shot down. Jones then fled from the house, but had gone scarcely a block when he turned his revolver on himself, sending a bullet into his brain, which stretched him lifeless in the street. The two women are not dead, but it is hardly possible that they can live. Jones had been rather wi Id and dissipated for several years. The girl and her mother have ahvays been highly thought of and there is no motive known for the deed. CENTKKVII,LE, February 17.—Both Miss Lea Martin and her mother are dead. Miss Lea was shot in the forehead and bosom and her mother in the neck. Jones left a note saying that Lea had "gone back on him" and he did not care to live any longer. II <• was a cigarette smoker. INHERITANCE TAX. Senate \Vayg and Means Endorses n } Collateral Inheritance Tax. DKS MOIXKS, ; February 16.—The senate ways and means committee has endorsed the collateral inheritance tax, a tax on estates going to other than lineal descendants, but struck out the section relating to succession tax, on estates going to' lineal descendants. The members of the committee were unanimously opposed to a succession tax. The code commission recommends a succession tax on all estates of'$3,000 or over, while it proposes to tax all collateral estates. These arc two entirely new sections, and while dis-; cussed for a number of years in this state, they have never been enacted into law. Union Depot at DCS Moincs'. DES MOINES, February 16.—F. M. Hubbcll has submitted a proposition to the city council offering to build a fine union depot if the city will vacate Sixth and Seventh streets and the alleys between from Cherry street to the alley south. If this is done he will commence work early in the spring. ALL mm WORLD Aftg f M§ CANNIBALS? ttftinan flesh Bc-fcght and Sold the Sfltnc ft* Fork In the Markets. Vic¥onU, S. C,, V eWfii&ry l4.-4)read i - ful stories come from Yokohama of the treatment of Japanese by Formosa febels, some correspondents going so far as to say that the Chinese practice cannibalism. Earfy in January the l-ebels took possession of the village of Kalung, A detachment of Japanese Was sent to attack the place, and after TOnsidetable opposition succeeded in driving the rebels Off, entering the village, Which was afterward fired. A correspondent of the Japan Mail, speaking 1 of the arrival of the Japanese troops in the village, says; "The troops were horrified at the ghastly spectacle of nineteen bodies of their countrymen beheaded and frightfully mangled. They were railway workmen who had met death at the hands of fiends. Many of your readers may not be aware that cannibalism exists among the Chinese, although there is probably not a foreigner in Formosa but knows of the ea.tinp of portions of the bodies of savages, or are unaware of the markets in Formosa settlements containing human flesh of savages for sale. During the outbreak of 1891 so great was the loss of life that savage flesh was bought and sold the same as pork in the markets. The mutilated bodiet; of Japanese were found, several disemboweled wjth the hearts cut out, and also minus other parts. Some were found who had been burned at the stake, and charred bodies with hands and feet still fastened, were some of the spectacles the soldiers i) THE WALLER CASE. saw. THE QUEEN AND VENEZUELA. _^^ O'BRIEN COUNTY LANDS. How the Settlement is Likely to Be Made. SIBLEY, February 14.—The 200,000 acres of land in O'Brien county, the forfeited part of a railway land grant, announced by the government to be thrown open to settlement, is already all settled and worth $5,000 a quarter section. Twelve thousand acres will go to settlers who hold titles from the Sioux City & St. Paul Railway company. The company will pay the land office 842.50 an acre for the land for the settlers. The other 8,000 acres may be given as homesteads to the squatters living on the lands for years or go to them at $2.50 an acre, the price under the pre-emption law in force at the time they made settlement. HELP FOR MURPER. Maud Strain, .TVps Outraged and Poisoned ,. to Death. .,,'.,. SIBLET, February 16.— The post mortem examination over the remains of Maud Strawn, of Sheldon, indicated outrage and was. conclusive as to poison. The jury found A. A. Bull and Wm. Morrow were concerned in the perpetration of her violence, and death, In default of bail they were committed to the jail of O'Brien county. Fidol ts Dead, WATERLOO, February 15.—Fidol, the great racing stallion, owned at Cedar Falls,', is dead, from an attack of gastritis, from which he has been Suffering for several weeks. The pwners of the horse, Rivenberg & Son, hadw offer of $14,000 for him last summer, Fidol had reduced his record yearly until in 1895 the mark of 3-M% was reached. He began Vacingr ip 1893 and got a mark of 8;36>£. , M4.KNWG, February 15.— Henry' Rohr n4 Constable CJ'aussen returned from a tpp,*$9 Ijbe WJese farm, where young A^esej the man }n ''jaij 'at Carroll for febe murder of Ben Leyich, lives. They f9u,n.d $.16,00 Jn a hay stack about ten F»4e #°W the house. 4 Russian coin PB»9f the pieces. The mother of now believes that hep son is StBt,aj» ft letter asking CP.Bf.ef5., Two Iowa Failures. DUBUQUE, February 15.—Levens & Dillon, wholesale liquor merchants, have assigned.,,,, Liabilities, $25,000; assets, equal. The Interstate Packing Company also assigned. Liabilities, $10,000; assets not stated, Van Tassell Gains a Point. NEW HAMPTON, February 17.—In the trial of Ray Van Tassell for poisoning his wife, the judge decided his confession could not be introduced, as ho was under duress when it was made. BREVITIES. J. C. Yetzer, Of Atlantic, is again in jail, having been surrendered by his bondsmen. Judge Eichelberger, of the Wapello county district court, has decided that under the mulct law liquor bills cannot be collected by process of law. At Newton a few days ago Charles Phai-es shot and killed his mother-in- law, Mrs. R. T. Smith, then shot his father-in-law, R. T. Smith, and then killed himself, Charles PJiares moved to Newton with his family from Atlantic about two weeks ago. He was a barber by trade, but had not been doing anything since his arrival. E. T. Smith, who was shot, but is still living, is a jeweler, coming to Newton some four years ago from Illinois, No cause is assigned for Phare's rash deed, Mrs. Phares says her husband was undoubtedly insane and many have regarded him as unbalanced, Ben Levich, a peddler, of Des' Moines, was 'murdered in a vacant house five miles north of Manning. Peter Wiese, a young farmer of this section, was arrested for the crime. At a trial before the justice he was released. The citizens of Manning and vicinity were so indignant at the manner in which the prosecution was conducted that the authorities were compelled to re-arrest him. The second trial lasted all day, On the strength of the additional testimony secured, Wiese was bound over to the grand jury without bail. During the second trial Mrs. Levich, of Des Moines, the widow of the murdered man, accompanied by her five small children, was present. The evidence against Wiese consists clpefly in the fact that he was seen near the scene of the murder about the time it was committed, carrying a shotgun. The lootpwts on the premises correspond with those found in ft cornfield south of the place. Wjese claims, he wade the lafter while hunting quail. Joseph Westerfcick, aged 78, T by the cars i^ the p., B. $ q Exjircsscs a Dcslro for an Equitable ' . , Arrangement. LONDON, February 13.—The queen's speech to parliament, referring to the Venezuelan affair, says: "The government of the United States of America have expressed a wish to co-operate in the termination of the differences which have existed for many years between my government and the republic of Venezuela upon the qiies- tion o±' the boundary between that country and the colony of British Guiana: I have expressed my sympathy with the desire to come to an equitable arrangement and trust that future negotiations will lead to a satisfactory result." The situation in Turkey is regretted, while • the Transvaal raid is deplored and will be thoroughly investigated. ' After the reading of the speech Sir William Harcourt, [liberal leader, Hon. A. J. Balfour, conservative leader, and Mr. Goschen made speeches especially endorsing the reference to Venezuela, each urging arbitration. LONDON, February 13.—The most important announcement in the opening clay's proceedings in parliament was made by Salisbury respecting Venezuelan affairs. . . This explicit statement was that direct negotiations with Venezuela would soon be resumed, and a great obstacle to the settlement of the question would be removed thereby. ' " . REACHED THE POLE. Says Wftiler iVas fceftatrilj 1 Gttllty. WASHINGTON, February 1 12.—The president has sent to congress a long report from Secretary Olney and all the correspondence in the case of John L, Waller, ex-United States consul to Tamatave, and now confined in a French prison under conviction of treason. Secretary Olney says that Waller was unquestionably guilty of the offense charged and that the penalty inflicted would be considered exceedingly moderate, but the French government made an offer to release Waller from further imprisonment and to pardon his offense on condition that the affair be thereby terminated as between the two governments and that the United States should make no claim for damages in behalf of the accused consul based on his arrest, conviction and imprisonment. Ambassador Eustis, it appears from the correspondence, had been instructed to give notice to the French government of the acceptance by the United States of these conditions and to exchange the notes necessary to carry out tho arrangement. Waller, however, acting under the advice of his wife and his brother-in-law, who are at Washington, has not consented to the arrangement and still insists that he shall receive compensation from France. Mr. Eustis has been instructed to furnish Wallei with means to reach the United States should he desire to come. BORGIA DISCOVERED. A Woman in Ohio Charged Will "Wholesale SpitiNGFiEivn, Ohio, February 15.— Coroner Shacfer hns gone to Gallipolis to exhume* the body of Prof. Van Sycklc. It is charged he was poisoned by Mrs. C. M. Powell last December to secure $0,000 worth of government bonds which he had while boarding with her. T. S. Malouey, of Lconards- burg,0hio,also charges her with poisoning his two children, who died, and his wife, who recovered. Mrs. Powell is a daughter of Jno. Talby, of Trumansburg, N. Y., and it is alleged that he charged her with poisoning two of her sisters when she left home. While teaching school under the name of Frances Brown in Franklin coiinty, she married Clement Powell, who left her on account of her alleged intimacy with Prof. Van Syokle. She sued Maloney for $10.000 on account of his charges, but since the investigation of the death of Prof. Van Syckle,, the woman, is reported as missing 1 , and nothing further can be learned, except that C9ronor Shaefer is investigating the case. IRISH HOME RULE. OtJB WIT AND HtllOR, PRODUCttONS OF THE FUNNY WRltERS. Original ahd Selected Paragraphs fo# On* lean fteaders-A Bitch In th« Drain*—Ihe tillage Taper—FlbttaiH and Jetaam. ERB'S a boy lives down by me, An' he's de dafn- d e sit soft 6* chap- Never chewed, an' never sheared, An' never played a game of crap. On Sunday, 'stead of goin' to swim, An' actin" 's if he had some sand, He toddles off t 1 Sunday school, An' sings about de "Promise* land." De women t'ink he's jes' de stuff, 'Cause he's always sayin' "Please," An' 'cause he never tears his clothes, A hitchen on, an' climbln 1 trees. An' den de way dey rigs him up! Dey make him out a reg'lar guy— 5fe ought t' hear de gang jes' shout When dat dere kid goes prancin' by. A.n' don't he t'ink he's in de swim; An' 'links he's "in it" wid de girls; 'Cause dey rigs him in a sash, An" lets his hair hang down in curls! But you jes' bet he's all a bluff; I tol* him so de udder night An' offered him a free-for-all; An' dat kid wouldn't even fight. .1 told him.I.could do 'im up, An" knock him out, wid one ban' tied; An' what ye t'ink de bluffer done? He yelled out;"Maw!" an 1 den he cried! ; tie Hfirt Heard of it, f he serpent smiled affably. "Have an apple f" h§ insinuated, fh6 motnef of the face shfug|ed: shoulders. "Not this Eve," she "S'nVothef Eve." "this," mused the tempter, „„„ dafced look and a slight shiver, "tad™ be the woman's version. Ah, yea/'J Detroit Tribune. And She Believed Hlta. "Can I ever wear it out?" he faltefti His eyes filled with teats. "No," he sighed. "Ah, no." Thus it chanced that he gave wife a great talk to the effect that necktie she had given him was.t« sacred to be woftt anywhefe (Sxcept I the privacy of their 1 , home, . A Faithful Steward. Golfer—Here, Steward, this char isn't right. Stewart—I think it is, sif. Scotch and sodas. ; Golfer-^-But 1 only had one. Steward—Oh! I understand that, But you will have the others before ; go. All the members do, sir. But the Patient Didn't CflvO Dp. Hargreaves^-You knOW that time j] was so sick last summer? I just heard f that the doctor gave me up once. Ferry—I heard that he gave you upj twice. "Twice?" "Yes. The second time was after h had been trying to collect his bill," A Hitch,In tho Drama. Nansen's Great Triumph reported From Siberia. ST. PETERSBURG, February 14.—A dispatch from Irkutsk, Siberia, says that a Siberian trader named Kouch- lareff, who is acting in the capacity of agent for Dr. Nanscn, the Arctic explorer, has informed the prefect of Kolymsk that he has received information that Nansen has reached the north pole, where he found land, and is now on his way back, . LONDON, February 17.—Advices from Archangel, Siberia, confirm the report that Nansen has found the north pole and is on his way home, IN CUBA. BAHCELONIA, Spain, February '13.— Reinforcements to the number of 5,800 have sailed for Cuba. HAVANA, February 17.—Late advices say that the insurgents have taken Managua, a large city only four leagues from Havana. ' President Cleveland the Arbitrator, ROME, February 36,—Baron Blanc, minister of foreign affairs, authorizes the announcement that President Cleveland, having decided to accept the position of arbitrator to settle the questions in dispute between Italy and Brazil, a protocol hits been signed referring to his arbitration all claims that were not amicably fcettleii by the two countries within two months. e$er«ises in JIQBOV of the late JwU Qe 9. WrJ^ 5 w cpurfrponj »t p.es in "*i «*^?w or t%rwr *?•* Wv'^yr "**•*-{*-*. TJW-WI^TWI yW'BftSfct^ i-%-M^,^, J^fstol $ tatiftOT'^Wt «!e Si- whose •aj^rs Vin IM» - K*Ai.T,. vifcTi:."- ji^HjwJ te#- J ' The Tnumnal Aj?»ln. . Febru.iry 17.-It is 6a ,d diplomatic relations between Germany and England are considerably strained over the Tiansvaal, Advices from Germany say that it looks like Germany mubt give up her interests iu the republic or quarrel with England, and she has no intention of abandoning her interests in the Transvaal. ° Ma^or George F. Robinson, assistant paymaster of the department • of the Colorado, has been released from further 8 <4iy e fluty, "To Major Robinson," says the BoMQB Transcript, %e honor of gavteg the life y W, JJ, SewaraVom ffie 'I knife, The wlckefflkjng which wag wieWe | ttw si the fa *»"Bswe»snw»f ftlt ^ t ^mm^ '"'<- "* V. ', r ift •. "•"^t .Dillon IMnkcs a Rather Sensational Speech in Parliament. LONDON, February 14.—John Dillon, in speaking on the address in reply to the queen's speech, said he would be surprised if "the beggarly character of the references to Ireland" did not more firmly fix in the minds of Irishmen the conviction that nothing could be obtained from England except by violent agitation. He announced an amendment censuring the government for not proposing self-government for Ireland. Dillon referred to the recent talk about British ships blowing up America. ' This had happily ceased, but arbitration was to be accepted now after America had been forced to threaten. He warned the government that the Irish party would resist to the utmost any idea of war between Great Britain and the United States. John Redmond combatted .Salisbury's declaration that home rule was dead. He wanted to know whether the liberal leaders were still in alliance with the nationalists and.what the terms of alliance were. Quay for President. WASHINGTON, February 14.—It has been determined that Senator .Quay's name shall be presented to the republican national convention at St. Louis for the presidency. It is believed that there was a conference of the friends of the Pennsylvania senator when the conclusion was reached to present his name. Forty Drowned, BRISBANE, Queensland, February 14. —A passenger steamer capsized in the Brisbane river and forty of those on board we're drowned. TERSE NEWS. The Fitzsimmons-Maher fight has been postponed a few days because of Maher's sore eyes, Havana dispatch: The steamer Alphonso XIII, having on board General Weyler, the new captain-general and several aides, has arrived. The general received an enthusiastic reception. The congregation in a church northwest of Shelby, Neb., was surprised when Rev, E. W. Cole, who presided over them, deviated from the usual teachings of the 'United Brethren Church, and preached that there is no hades and then severed his connection with the denomination. Rev, Mr, Cole was an active worker in church affairs. E. R. Ma&terson, an usjier at the depot of the Pennsylvania railroad »t New Brunswick, N. J., was deliberately pushed under a train and killed, The president has appointed, Edwin, F, Uhl, of Michigan, to b$ Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Unitej.states to G^iny" A Madrid flispatchs^ys.! A a immense awolitfi is^pMed. t >v<?fl ty wiles & ^be B '"" """ M»e city. There was a ft How She Jjod Him On "Josiar," said Mrs. Corntossel, "would you fight ef they was a war?" "Yes-sir-ree," was the earnest reply. "Every time." "An 1 git up in the gray dawn ter the sound of a bugle an' not make any fuss 'cause ye didn't hev nothin" but hard tack fur breakfas'?" "Course." "Well, I'm glad to hear it. Ef ye're willin' ter do all that ye surely won't have no fault ter fin 1 'bout gittin' up at 6 o'clock termorrow mornin' an' lightin' the fire, so' u s I kin cpok ye some pancakes thet wouldn't be despised by nobody." Heavy Villain—Think not, faithless) one, to escape my clutches. I will follow you to the end of the earth. Flippant Heroine—Indeed you won't,! Heavy Villain—Zounds! But thou) talkest idly. Wherefore not? Flippant Heroine—Because I'm not| going there. Bark Worse .than His Bite. ', "Papa," said Bobby, pointing 'to the iron dog that stood on the lawn, "does dogs like that ever bite?" "No," said his father; "but that one barked once." "Really?" cried Bobby. "Yes," said his father. "I stumbled .over him one night, and.he barked my Ishins."—Harper's Bazar. Disproved, Exception is taken by the Fishtown philosopher to the claim of a metaphysician' that it is impossible for a hu- ,man body to do anything against his or (her will.. . "Dat ain't on de level,'.' he remarked, with animation. "Why? Because I got er brother who went ter jail against his will. And dat's straight." -Philadelphia Call. Amounts to the Same: Thing. "Do you say 'armfuls' or 'armsful?'". she asked, looking up from the boolt they were reading together. "I should say 'armsful,'." he replied,J and his practical application settled all | rhetorical difficulties. Blushed on General Principles. "Those French songs are awfully I wicked, don't you think? I blush every time I hear one of them." "I thought you did not understand French!" . . ;, ; "I don't." Boston Repartee. "Beans?" "No beans.", ; "Of course i' do." ! "Do what?" "Know beans, you idiot,** Did He Take Her I^ext Timer He—Yes; I was 'out sjeighing. And iroze all, my'finger's.' She (who wasn't along)—I don't see how a young man can get the "fingers on both hands frozen. The Village Toper, . Judging by Its Resnlts. ; Tommy—I think mamma is an awful j gossip. Ethel—Oh, Tommy! how can you say I such a thing? Tommy—Well, she is; everything 1 do she immediately goes and tells papa, I hate gossip. Same as a Lawyer. : "Of course the materials in the prescription are not worth near the price, but we charge for knowing how." "Oh! Well,, there! is; no doubt that j you know how—to'charge." A Real Cynic. "Bobbettson, the money you spend i in feeding that dog of yours would assist materially in' keeping some poor man out of the almshouse." "I suppose it would, but the dogf seems really grateful." '; " Modern Matrimony. "No," rejoined the young duke, I( j| am in no hurry to marry, Capital still somewhat timid,," ! Far away across the ocean girls with! millions and no pasts are getting} older every minute. - » -„, •-^••~ f ,ipm^rf~ii*<* cmtfwrj ,, a*t VMJMA' wW^S Now—hie!—look here; if you don't— c!—promise to give me my own cell this time I shan't gp with, ygu,—St, 'A Compulsory pretty, H i, Ferry—Did 'you fl,eyer> lean trade? .• •.. •• -, • -.,••> '•>.-$ .$• I Perry Patettic—Yes'm, I'm ...... might be called a practical geologist though I don't work at it only when 1 git sent to the rock pile. Kara to She screamed whene'er he kissed hei- It cannot be denied; , . She screamed whene'er be kis.sed her- When he did not she cried, —ludianapolts Journal. , said fee poet's "ih|g gtyff don't make gense » ' I JHJQ w that as tte poet' -*'«; J senje. it j a to. make d_pUare, ordered, by it T ' Ignatius "Kittle, what are the women -now that their bible is finished?" • , "We've-got up a lovely diagram td prove that Mrs. Shakespeare wrote $? plays," • • ' ,, , ,is[ r «•" 8*04 U)i feu,|y , Plfl He See ft 6eoiu tQ have something cs your mind, Harold." ' | "Well, | haven't- po yflu tbjnfc jjtf IS a.pa}rQ| gcales ?" , ! "Ob, no; scales aye evesly you, bjjiy this niftc§ al fflJ* qa )fc Barley up, a «tot tow tte •^WWM K«W,H£f • • . ^ r'jj * "' v( ''"',- ''( ' ' *'° ' *"[>;>* ' ^f^ ^^hi^'^^^^^M-ldl^^s-^^^

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