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; f"'jy5 Kl 'H*:' ^•>K^wi^l\''^iws»' 1 n»to;'jurii II16WI1 SENSATION. Effort to £fti*6* ft Man MtetS Witt Jttneil.-*-W, I been occupying roome with a son At the home of Minnie and Brooks in Oskaloosft, recently to neighboring qntirtefs. lie t&ken sick and the Brooks Women v \ttd other* administered to the wants \" M him atad the boy. Roberts says that '" when the last meal from the Brooks L'Women was broiight him he suspected * Something was wrong and did not * At Ink the coffee, but had it taken to the chemist at Penn college and analyzed. The professor says that tho coffee contained large quantities of strychnine, the women deny that they knew anything about the strychnine in the coffee, and claim that the poison was put in after they left the room. SHOT BY A CHILD, f \r ' A Brunhen Brute In Denlsoti Probably Fntnlly Injured. DENIBON, June 1','.—Jack Grady was ehot by LeW Cochran, a boy about 14 years old. About a year ago Grady became interested in tho wife, of Wesley Cochran, a blacksmith of Deni- ebn, causing the separation of the family. Since then Grady has been hanging around the woman, contributing nothing to her support, much less to the happiness of the family. Of late he has been feeling so much at home that he took the liberty to trounce the children at will, and. be- 1 ing loaded to the gunwale with forty- rod, he was in the act of abusing one of the little girls, when lie was shot by her brother, the ball, which was of small caliber, entering his back in the region of the right kidney. It is believed he will die. ACCIDENT AT OSCEOLA. Btrcet Commissioner Flcmmlng Seriously Injured. OSCEOI.A, June 12.—Jesse Flcmming, aur street commissioner, met with a ver3' serious accident by the premature explosion of a blast. He was endeavoring to dispose of a large rock and •was tamping the fuse when the explosion occurred. His face was tlown full of powder and fragments of rock, and his eyes so injured that it is .suoposed he will be utterly blind. His brother, who was helping, received several painful wounds and was badly stunned, but escaped very serious injury. Flemming was already a cripple, having, while quite a boy, lost his leg from an accident on the railroad. A MYSTERIOUS MURDER. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1?. 1890. Body Found In the Mississippi Klvcr at Dubuque. DAVEXPORT, June 12.—The body of a well dressed man about 50 years of age with a railroad coupling link in his inside coat pocket, rocks weighing about six pounds inside his clothing just over the abdomen, and skull crushed in, was iound floating m the Mississippi river. On his shirt were the initials "F. S." and an identification card of Mooney &Boland, Chicago and New York was found in his pocket marked 'Return and receive Si reward," and numbered C 7030. There is every indication that the man was murdered and his body thrown into .the river. TRY SIOUX CITY ALDERMAN. Council Takes Cognizance of Serious Charges of Corruption. Sioux CITY, June 14.—As a result of the recent charges of corruption preferred against Alderman H. H. Johnson, a prominent local politician, by R. P. Elkins, a fireman in the city's employ, proceedings have been commenced for the former's removal from office. Elkins accuses Johnson of requiring him to share his .salary with him in return for the latter's influence {n securing hjs appointment and with '.threatening to bring nirn and his ,, family to want if he refused. Elkins 'lias resigned his position, the better to ,,' push his charges, vl/ IOWA'S SILVER SERVICE. Executive Council Closed the Contract fur It nt SB,ooo. PES MOUSES, June !4.-<-A meeting of tJje state executive council was held at the rooms of Governor Drake, at the g*yery, at which designs for the silver >e presented by thy state to battleship Iowa; were , examined contract awarded. J. E. Caldi., pf Philadelphia, represented Ijy j?, J\ Thonjas, secured the contract, £lfh^. Appropriation price of 85,000. {.*'• &«ii!ar Uf li by SfMtttiiin D*S Moistfes, tlaae IS.—It Is that Attoffce^ t&aerai Hetotey will. take tip the Spanldlfig case with the* idea in view of feeorefSng s6me of the inolifey" taken by Spiitiiding while acting BS secretary of the phafittisey commission. There has been much dissatisfaction over the state from the fact that Spaulding was not only, fcot convicted, but that there has apparently been no attempt made to recover the money. It Is said that the atlor n ey general will begin suit against Spattid- ing, his bondsmen and the three members of the pharmacy commission. It is said that the attorney general believes that a portion of the money token by Spauldihg can be obtained from his bondsmen. The bond which they gave had expired at the thno Spaulding was arrested, but the attorney gene ral is said to believe that as much money as it can be proved was taken while they were on his bonds can be recovered. Spaulding's defalcation is known to have extended over two years, and during a part of this time ho was under bonds. Drake Give* S5.00O. DKS MOINES, June 13.— At the conclusion of the Drake University convention meeting, Governor Drake and President Aylesworth announced it was the desire of the board of trustees to raise §25,000, to be placed in what would be known us an emergency fund. Governor Drake said he would head the subscription with a cash donation of $5,000. Nine thousand dollars were raised in a few minutes. Tramps Kill nn OKlccr. MUSCATIXE, June 15.—Night Policeman Jacob Neidret, one of the oldest on the force, was shot nnd killed by tramps while trying to arrest them in Hershy's lumber yard at an early hour in the morning. Deceased was 55 years old and a member of the Thirty- fifth lowa v Infantry. Blood hounds have been placed on the track, as one of the tramps is known to have been shot by the dead oalc'er. Fined for AVoiuan Beating. ISDKPKXDEXCK, June 15.—Sebastian AVingret, a saloon keeper of this city, has been fined §50 and costs in the justice court for beating his daughter, who is a refined and respected young lady. lie still maintains that it is his privilege as head of the family to regulate the degree of punishment and has appealed the case. Mrs. Cruni Gets $500 Dnmnges. PIUMGHAR, June 14.—In the Cram vs. Doroty case, wherein Mrs. Cram was expelled from the Episcopalian church at Sheldon by the defendant, and brought suit in the district court to recover 55,000 claimed for damages, the jury brought in a verdict to pay the plaintiff £500. Given to AVithrow. DES MOINES, June 14.—Governor Drake has appointed AY. S. AYithrow, of Henry county, judge of the Twentieth judicial district, which was created by the Twenty-sixth general as sembly. BREVITIES. .j-Perry Dorton b.efprp Justice ' At Des Moines recently AA'illiatn AA'in- beck, an electric light lineman, was electrocuted at the top of a high pole. He was repairing wire and connected with an arc light current. lie died instantly. AY. J. Young, a prominent lumberman of Clinton, died a few days ago of kidney disease. He had suf- ered a long time. He was born at Belfast, Ireland, February 27, 1827, and came to Clinton in 1858. The Iowa College of Law, at Des Moines, seems to be growing faster than any other law school, and is to have a new building this year. Neat catalogues hare been prepared by the secretary, Prof. P. S. McNutt. The Farmers' Mutual Hail Insurance. Association of Iowa, which insures growing crops against damage by hail storms, received over 1,000 applications during the weekending June (5. Over20- 000 Iowa farmers are in this association. Des Moines dispatch: George \Y. Perkins, railroad commissioner, was stricken with apoplexy as be was walking near the capitol. He was seized with a dizziness and fell to the sidewalk. He was at once taken to his home and a physician summoned. Paralysis gradually developed until it was quite pronounced, but Mr. Perkins afterwards rallied and the physicians have strpng hopes of his recovery. At AVebster City recently the body of a man was found on the front platform pf the east-bound Illinois Central baggage car at midnight by Policeman Butler. As indicated by letters on the body, his name was JJ. AY. Dudrey, of Macon, HI. He had been struck on the head with a pistol and shot through the he^rt by trftinps, His partner, G. W. Adcock, was placed under arrest, and at the coroner's inquest proved i}Sms,elf innocent.. No clew to. f the njuvderer has yet beej) found. The deceased leaves a widow and son in Olfl, $Jl4 is to, hftye beep »n A ^egi-ftm. W8S e body s ALL OVER : Wfl>%jng ; noj-t,hw^r4 jp groups or CUBA. ¥onk, ttuhe 13.—-A special to the Herald from* Havana, says: fiis- patcbes from -Madrid say that the bankers of Paris and Amsterdam have deelined to adtance any further loans to SJpain before n&xt November. A cable to the World from Madrid says: The greatest concern and curiosity are shown in Spain, especially in the political and military circles o; Madrid, for intelligence of the moveme nts of Consul General Lee. All the papers comment on his cordial relations with General Weyler. his Wary and cautious replies to the Spanish reporters and his prudent remarks on the relations between Spain and the United States. NEW YonK, June 13.—The World says: The steamer Bermuda left Philadelphia with another cargo of arms and ammunition for the Cuban insurgents. Tho expedition consists Of fifty men, among them being several physicians, who carry with them a full supply of medicines and surgical instruments. Stored away in the hold of the vessel are 1,000 Manser rifles, four Hotchkiss guns and a large number of machetes., HAVANA, June 15.—A heavy cannonading and musketry fire has been heard in the city of Puerto Principe for the past two days and has caused considerable alarm among the resi* dents. It is believed that a fierce engagement has "been fought between the insurgents and a Spanish force of "0,000 troops under General Castellano. No definite information in regard to the fight has yet been received. AT ST. LOUIS. gnltAM CRISIS AND TUrWE* Means ST. Louis, June 11.—The Alabama contests in the republican convention have been decided in favor of the McKinley delegates. Of the delegates entitled to seats eighteen are for McKinley and two for Reed. J. II. Manley, in charge of Eeed's forces, has issued a statement that this action settles McKinley's nomination on first ballot, and that it is conceded on all hands. ST. Lours, June 12.—McKinley is not to be nominated without a struggle. Twenty-four hours has so changed the position of the political chess-board that there is still a fighting chance for the field against McKinley. The stumbling block in the road of the lat- is the divergent views of the delegates on the financial plank of the platform. The differences are as wide as the continent, and' at present seem irreconcilable. The western delegates maintain their adherence to silver, with a frankness that in former gatherings of the party would have been punished as political heres3'. The other half of the countr3 T is represented by sound money advocates, who will listen to no suggestion of any other platform declaration. This issue, even in these ante-convention days, has ranged the delegates into two camps. ST. Louis, June 13.—The principal development of yesterday was the agreement upon a gold standard plank for the platform. It had been asserted for several days that this would be done, but now the matter has been settled so far as it can be in advance of the convention. The incoming delegates from every section swelled the sentiment for an unequivocal declaration for the gold standard and against the free coinage of silver. ST. Louis, June 15.—The republican national committee has decided that C. AY. Fairbanks, of Indiana, will be temporary chairman, and C. AY. Johnson, of Minnesota, secretary. It is believed that the permanent chairman will be John M. Thurston, McKinley- ite, of Nebraska. The McKinley men are pushing Foraker for chairman of the committee on resolutions. The silver men will fight for free silver in the platform committee. If beaten there, they will fight for it in the convention and will oppose any platform that is against free coinage and any man who is nominated upon such a platform. If beaten in the convention, as they expect to be, they will take the case back to their people and let them decide what they wish to do, whether they will vote the republican ticket or give it to the third party or stay from the polls. This course was decided upon at a conference of silver delegates. Caught After JJlovon X'c^rs, LEXINGTOX, Ivy., June 15.—Eleven years ago Arthur AY. Pratt, attendant at the state lunatic asylum in this city, shot and killed Jesse T. Yree, a patient, and escaped. In May last he w»s arrested in Oxford, England, on the charge of burglary, AYhile in jail there he confessed nnd the Kentucky authorities were notified. Sheriff Cross has left for England to bring back. the Snttnn, ' N-few Yolre, »fune 11—The Herald's Vienna special says: In an address to thfe Austrian delegation, Count Gol- tlchowski, minister for foreign affairs, explained the foreign policy of the government, ift the course of his remarks declaring that the situation at Crete was of such a character that it was impossible to say What would happen next. The condition of things prevailing in t*e island, he said, was due to the mi & ministration of public affairs by tho Turkish authorities. Turkey, he added, ought to.take measures in her European atld Asiatic provinces which would justify confidence in the vital force of the Ottoman empire; otherwise, he said, Turkey's best friends, including Austria, would be unable to prevent the empire's fall. TRAIN" ROBBERS. A Battle and a Subsequent Capture of the Bandits. MONTGOMERY, W. Va., June 13.—The west-bound express on the Chesapeake & Ohio railroad was held up between Cotton Hill and ICanawa Falls by three men, who, after a short fight with the train crew, made their escape without securing any booty. Jack Maynard, L. M. Martin and George F. Stringer were subsequently arrested near the scene of the attack and are in jail. Borrero Will Be Prosecuted. MADRID, June 14.—The government has decided to criminally prosecute General Borrero, who recently wrote an insulting letter to Captain General Martinez Campos, which resulted in the sending of a challenge by the latter, Borrero having refused to retract the letter. TERSE N-EW5. June U.—The British j}onnventwre, flagship pf the Indian squadron, lost seventy by sunstroke pn the voyege Paris dispatch: M. Jules Francois Simon, the celebrated statesman, a life member of the French senate, member of the French academy, perpetual secretary of the academy of moral and political sciences and formerly prime minister of France, is dead. M. Simon had been ill for a fortnight with neurosis of the stomach. A severe tornado struck the town of AA'yeth City, about thirty miles., from Gadsden, in northern Alabama. Thirteen houses have been literally blown from the face of the earth, but only two deaths, Ed Long and a negro woman, have been reported. A hundred or more persons were injured. The basket factory, where the greater portion of the inhabitants of the town work, was just out of the storm's path. AVashington dispatch: Cullom has definitely declared" Himself 'out Of the presidential race. He said: "My name will not be presented at the St. Louis convention. McKinley will be nominated. I came to the conclusion that it was no use for me to do anything immediately the Springfield convention had declared for McKinley. Of course, if anybody wants to vote for me, I can't help his doing so, but my name will not be presented." In a conference between President- Cleveland and Senators Gray, Sherman and Lodge, a few days ago, the president said he had decided to address a communication to the Spanish government with the view of bringing- the premier and the cabinet to a realization of the obligations resting 011 the United States to stop the barbarous warfare conducted by the Spanish officers and soldiers in Cuba. He stated that lie was engaged in preparing n, letter as he thought best calculated to promote the object in view. The president assured the senators who discussed the Cuban question with him that the Americans convicted and sentenced to death becaxise of their alleged connection with the Competitor expedition would be protecte.d by all the power of the government if necessary. IIo said their conviction was ;m outrage and would not be tolerated, London dispatch: The judgment of the Egyptian mixed tribunal declaring against the legality of the use of the Egyptian reserve fund for the purposes of the Anglo-Egyptian Soudan expedition has made n. great sensation. It is literally a, bolt out of a. clear sky, for the cabinet has been pu&h'ng the preparations for a vigorous advance up the Nile next August in the full confidence that the cost would fall upon the Egyptian treasury and not upon tho British exchequer. If this decision is sustained, the cabinet must either call upon British taxpayers to meet the expense or retire from the expedition. The former alternative would mean a. Jieavy loss of party prestige at home and the latter a loss of diplo matic prestige abroad, Salisbury is between the devil and the deep sea, Under the terms of the decision, the sums which have already been paid out in conformity with the ruling of the Egyptian debt commission must be repaid by the kfyedivaj government,, And the commissioners are prohibited froin paying out anything further for the Soudre expedition frpn* the re- EXONERATED. Qr,e., congressional the fif, , IB the $£&qn4 a.is- jyjth 9ffi.c4.al *0,t»f nj, fj-qm f|ye , Pftbjn, #4yjggg suy Antquiii Maceo hgs Jiftfmtclft Is InnocMit. MASSOWAII, June 14,-The coilft- inartial trying General Barrateiri found him not guilty of the charges preferred against him. General Bar- rateiri was commander of the Italian forces employed in Abyssinia. He was in personal command of the army when in March last the Abyssinians inflicted a crushing defeat on the Italians. He was tried before a court martial for crimes coming under the provisions of articles ?4 and 88 of the military penal code, of having, on March 1 Iflst, attacked the Abyssiniarts from inexcusable motives under circumstances rendering defeat inevitable and of having abandoned the chief command of the troops from half past 12 on March 1 Until 9 o'clock on March 3, thereby failing to give the orders required for lessening the consequences of the defeat. ONE THOUSAND SLAIN. Dervishes Arc tut to Rout by the Egyptian Troops. Firket, Egypt, dispatch: This point has been taken by Egyptian troops, en route to Dongola, and their manner of acquitting themselves in this, the fiist engagement of the Nile campaign, has given great satisfaction to the British officers in command of them. The Egyptian forces left Akasheh, the Egyptian outpost, nnd marched twenty miles during the night, The dervishes were taken completely by surprise, but made a brave though hopele&s fight. They were finally put to rout by a flank movement, executed by the cavalry. Seeing themselves in danger of being surrounded, the forces of the khalifa took flight to the southward, towai'd Snarda, pursued by the cavalry. Suarda is nearly a hundred miles south oi here, but it is strongly held by a force of several thousand dervishes. Reports received indicate that the loss to the dervishes will amount to a. thousand men. RELEASE OF JOHN HAMMOND. With the Other Reform Transvaal Leaders He Is Fined !$12G,OOO. WASHINGTON, June 13.—United States Vice-Consul Knight, at Cape Town, South Africa, reported by cable to the state department that the imprisoned reform leaders, John H. Hammond, Colonel Rhodes, George Farrar and J. W. Leonard, have been released. The leaders were fined $125,000 each, and the sentence of banishment was jommuted. ENGLAND BACKED DOWN. Venezuelan Dispute to Be Settled bj Arbitration. LONDON, June' 12. — In re'sponse to questions, Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Curzon, said in the house of commons that negotiations were proceeding with the United States with a view to the settlement of the Venezuelan dispute by arbitration. He declined to speak further. Three Only Suffocated. TAYI.OKVIU.K, 111., June 13. — The Taylorville coal mining works were destroyed by fire and eighty-five men entombed alive. After hours of suffocation all but three were rescued alive. The fire, which was caused by an explosion of gasoline, spread rapidly throughout the mine, cutting off the men at work in the lower levels. Those rescued were taken out through a shaft which the fire did not reach. The ilamcs are still raging below and the bodies of the three dead miners can not be got. Twelve mules also perished Spain's Crops Short. WASHINGTON, June 11, — Owing to the copious rains early in May, the condition of .Spanish grain crops is materially improved; still, according to United States Consul Fay at Denia, owing to the diminished area of crops Spam will import 000,000,000 pounds of wheat. lie suggests that since no country is as favorably situated as the United States to supply this demand, the market may be secured by the es- tublishment of direct steamship lines British Leaders Alarmed. LONPON, June 12. — The Westminster Gazette says that Lord Salisbury has summoned a meeting of the leaders of the ministerial party for the purpose of discussing its position. The meeting was called, the Gazette asserts, in consequence of the discontent of many members of tho house of commons over the mismanagement of the legislative programme of the government, lleslng Bolts Democracy, CHICAGO, June 12.-^— Postmaster Washington Hesing announces that if the democratic party declares for free silver and the republican party declares for a gold standard, he and his paper, the Chicago Staats Zeitung, will bolt the democratic party and work for the republican nominee. The Venezuelan Boundary, LONPON, June J9. — The Westminster Gazette says that valuable documents strongly corroborative of the British cajse in the Venezuelan boundary dispute have beep discovered in the Celebrfite tfie lOOOUl AnhlterSirJ of Its texlifonce. Prof. Vatubery began by stating thai there was a scarcity of trustworthy historical evidence relative td the earliest origin of the Hungarian nation, says B, Vienna correspondent of the London Times. All that-was knoWtt on the subject had been derived from a Byzantine and an Arab wHtef. According to them, the Magyars were a tribe of Turkish homads, who, being dfiveh. from their own territory by. the encroachments of their more powerful countrymen, wandered westward and eventually reached Hungary by way of the lower Danube in response to an in* vision of King Arnulph of Bavaria, who needed their military assistance against the Slav king of Morlvia. For nearly a century the Magyars settled In Hungary, continued their primitive mode of life as warlike nomads, undertaking periodical raids to all parts of Europe and capturing numerous prisoners; these they employed in agricultural pursuits, while the Magyars themselves remained the dominant race. Toward the close of the tenth century the Magyars embraced Christianity, and, blending in one political body the various ethnical elements which had become resident in Hungary, constituted the Hungarian nation. For centuries the Magyar minority continued to rule over the non-Magyar majority by sheer force of their warlike and governing characteristics. By the aid of their liberal institutions and the hospitality which they extended to foreigners, they succeeded in maintaining their supremacy through all vicissitudes. From these Asiatic nomads the present Hungarian nation descended. Prof. Vambery then went on to say that Hungary had invariably formed an insurmountable barrier against the barbarism of the east. Had it not been for the stubborn resistance offered by the Christian armies of Hungary to the inroads of Turkish hordes, the progress and civilization of western and central Europe would have been retarded for hundreds of years. Indeed, it could be said that Hungary had acted as the sentinel of western civilization, but in consequence of its being in perpetual readi- •ness for war the intellectual condition of the country had remained behind. During the past two centuries this had been remedied, and in all respects the progress and development of the nation had been remarkable. At the beginning of the present century the Magyar population of Hungary numbered only about 3,000,000. .To-day it exceeded ' 8,000,000. There is scarcely any trace left of his Asiatic extraction in the modern Magyar. He still retains, however, those liberal, generous,' and chivalrous traits which .assisted him in conquering the various non-Magyar elements of the country, and which-hav& given him that extraordinary power of absorption by means of which a mere handful of Asiatic wanderers have gradually grown into a powerful nation which is about to celebrate the 1,000th anniversary of its existence. Salo of a Great Auk's Egg. Mr. J. C. Stevens' sale of birds' eggs on April 21 included a specimen of the egg of the extinct bird known as the great auk (alca impennis). This specimen, except for a small fracture on one side, is in good preservation. It was purchased in 1841 from Mr. Hugh Reid of Doncaster, who bought it in the same year from Frederick Schultz of Dres- 'den, and has now,been sold by order of the executors of; the late Mr. James Hack Tuke of Hitcliin and was knocked down for 160 guineas. It may bo interesting to point out that six or seven years ago there were only sixty-eight specimens of the egg recorded. The highest price of £300 was paid for a- 'duplicate for'the collection of Baron id'Harmonville of Meurthe, France, two> years ago. Shortly after this event two- very good specimens were detected among a collection of eggs purchased 'at a sale in the country for 30 shillings and were subsequently cold by Mr. •Stevens last year for 275' guineas and 185 guineas respectively. A third specimen, Sir AV. Milncr's, came into tho auction rqom during last season and fetched ISO guineas. A; few years ago a number of exceedingly clever . forgeries of the egg were sold immediately after the above mentioned great auk's egg—a-very flne ( specimen, slightly cracked, but other-| wise in first-rate condition—of an egg of oe pyornis iniximus realized 40' guineas and the only example of an egg of oe pyornis grandidjeri ever of-! fered for sale in this country sold for 35 guineas.—London Tiines, SHght repairs to the stone wall 'the B.lop4y Angle, Gettysburg, tlje other day, uncovered over 100 bul- tet§. pieces of shells, parts of guns, pi?. ' JJ, is estimated that Grieved. The jaybird sat on a hickory limb, And a sad, sad,bird was he His grief and bis woe (or his woe and his grief) Was a pitiful thing to eeo. "Oh, why do you weep?" the fleld mouse asked. Said the bird: "I learned to-day That the thing you see there holding the plough fs also called a jay." —Cincinnati Enquirer, Prpf. pusel, of ionn, noticed one day WE -wife placing a large bouquet an MS desk, "What does all that saeaq?" ^ asked. "Why, this is the anniversary pf your marriage," replied Mvp, Puse], "Jp that so?" Well, Jet we Hnow .yrh.fin. yours comes round and I'll cate." ' . • old n out?" . That is,what ypii gft -»'J4y

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