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OTPEB DES MOtNES! ALGONA. IOWA. WEDNESDAY. MAttOJtt 10. ffl'IOWl P 1B*fliiIt« frepmtltlon Mute tot it* toratton - in be* iTolne*. ' US8 MotNES, Marctt 6.—Louis Fahis , superintendent of the Nebraska fettgar factories, is Ii6rc in the ihtefest of ah English Syndicate which Iftti ft very large sum for investment in the sugar business in the west, believing that it is a splendid opportunity for a return on their money and that the 6ti##r can be made in Iowa and Nebraska with which r to supply the united States.- He announces that he has just closed the contract for a factory at Omaha, which will be put tip at oace and will have a daily capacity to consume .100 tons of beets, and that his company will build several factories at points in the west With big refineries at several points, 'His proposition to the DCS Moines men interested in the project is that- the oompany will build a factory in Des Moines that will cost $350,000 at the lowefet figure* with refinery attachment and a daily capacity to consume fcOO l » tons of beets, if contracts are secured with farmers in the surrounding country guaranteeing to supply the factory with beets sufllcient to run it for a period of ten years, at $4 per ton, _ COV. DRAKE INJURED. <eA§es. Thrown From Hit Chair in -Ilia r rival e Car While Kin Itoiite. WASHINGTON, March S.—Governor Drake, of Iowa, who is here attending the inauguration, was thrown from a chair in his private car while en route to Washington, as the result of a slight railway accident, and sustained a patnfulinjury to his spine. He was ordered to bed by a physician as soon as he reached his hotel in Washington. Despite this advice, however, the governor participated in the parade, remaining in the saddle over five hours. FEARFUL BOILER EXPLOSION. Two Men Killed and ft Mill Demolished. OTTDMWA. March 0.— A boiler exploded in Dunn & Johnson's flour mill at Drakcville. Samuel Miller, a workman, -was left with the boiler and let it fill with water. Miller was killed, and John Tiee, the miller, cannot live. The mill was demolished. Road Taxes in Cities and Town*. DKS MOINKS, March 7. — The county is making a vigorous fijrht against the Rock Island road in its effort to escape the payment of road taxes on assessments within the limits of incorporated cities and towns, and to this end has appealed the ease to the supreme court,. It has also sought to enlist tho sympathies of other counties and their support in fighting the case, and in accordance with this decision a circular letter has been sent to all the boards in the state by Supervisor Kelson, chairman of the Polk county board, asking them to contribute toward the cost of carrying the case to the supreme court. Suicide of a ProBpcrouH Farmer. KBOKUK, March C.— Shapley Moore, c. pioneer of the Ilawkeye state and a prosperous farmer, aged 00, committed (suicide at his home in Charleston town- bhip. He went out to the barn to do the morning work, and did not return. His son found his body sometime afterwards, 'He had killed himself with a shotgun, placiug the muzzle against his breast and touching the trigger witb. a lath. "His "clothes were burning when disc^ovjprpd, It is supposed that ho was temporarily insane, Fatal Accident in a Shoe Factory. KKOKUK, March 0.— Andrew Carlson, Aged 14, met .almost instant death wbile operating a machine in the fjuiskamp shoe factory. The bolt caught in some inexplicable manner, tearing the heavy machine, weighing <JOO, pounds, frptn its fastening, lifted }t tfnft threw it over on' the boy, chrush- Wg^his life out. The is rthe first ser- tous accident that has happened in tljis house during the forty years it Jias been in business. Couutvrrelteni Captured. DBS MpiKTBS, IVf arch 0.— The branch oHhe United States secret service located in this city has captured a gang 'of counterfeiters who had their plant ttt'QoBterville aad who wero turpipg 0ttt ( What might be called a pretty fair wtmterfeit dollar," Tho gang consists stille, "Biff" Benson and Ed They have all been placed in Jail to await the action of tne federal at Council Bluffs, ' ui tuts* a! the Settler* AfftlftM tire ftAllfray ttrtnptiif. WAfcrimoTO*. Mfcrch 8.^-.Tndge West. acting commissioner of the general Jahd office, rendered a decision iu the O'Brien count}- land cases, which were Argued befote ComniisaiPncr Larao- fean* some time ago. The decision is in favor ol what are known as the settlers, or those who made application to enter the land after the supreme court rendered its decision, declaring that the SioiiJc City & St. i*aut railroad company had failed to earn it under the gfant. The decision Says that the purchasers of this land from the railroad company could not have been "innocent purchasers" Mft^ef tbe act of March 3, 1887, and that the refusal of tho governor of Iowa to certify the lands to the company was sufllcient notice to these purchasers that there was a defect in the railroad company's title. The decision is lengthy and reviews at length the various steps taken by tho general government and the governor of Iowa since the date of the grant down to the present time. The effect of the decision will be to dispossess the occupants of some 2t ,000 acres of land in O'Brieu and Plymouth counties who have been residing there for n number of years. __ . tftj^ THE STATE SCHOOL FUND. ill 0?ER THE WORLD Rotftiis Cfcts —_——* A DIVORCE. WAR fN fcriETE. .Setnl-Aiinual Apportionment Annonnc-ed ti.r the Auditor of State. DKS MOINKH, Mnrch 4. — The semiannual apportionment of the state school fund bus just been announced by the state auditor. The total of the permanent school fund on January 1 was $4^724, 357.' 3!l. The total number of children of school tige in the state is given as 720,17ft. The amount of the school fund held, by the counties January 1 was S4,7:M,3r>7.UI). Amount of interest delinquent, accumulated prior to Janmiry 1, 82,1114.42. Interest duo under the code, 8110,455.15. Total interest to be apportioned among 'the counties, 8110,455.15. Amount actually apportioned, 8119,837.13. Warrant on revenue for deficiency, 834,8.12.14. Excess payable to revenue, 834,n.t3.14. Kmploy Koontffen Bay. Sioux CITY, March 7.— \V. M:' 'Thompson, of this place, has gone to Chicago with his infant daughter in the hope that the X rays may be used to assist in locating a gimlet which the little one swallowed. Every possible expedient had been resorted to by local physicians in the hope of relieving her, but 'thus far without success. Her sufferings have, been intense, and iu despair the father finally determined to take her to Chicago where exncrt advice may be obtained. Vote to Surrender Special Charter. DAVKNI'OKT, Mnrch 7.— The city council in response to a petition of fifty citizens bus decided to submit at the regular election, April I!, the question of surrender of the special charter under which the city of Davenport has existed for fifty years. There is little doubt of the city deciding to hang on to the chiirter, but the council is compelled to submit the question at any time upon petition of half a hundred citizens. IOWA CONDENSED. Crushed. March 3,-^Gottliob JJor- janitor of the IJoffman office building, was found, crushed to death the ' elevator, It is supposed e was oiling the machinery and the elevator started. tientenood to the Penitentiary, JJy«f,jNWa*r, Marah 0,— Karl Vintoal ft yfWB£ ww» «t' good, family, who was pf a^mpting 1 to l»pld up and fix?M B yor Buttles, vvus sentenced fpr four passage <*! a <5ftqret the rpp-W- A <tf bin Frank Hickmau and Cy Miller, tho Sully bank robbers, wero found guilty by tho jury, after being out one hour. Frank Smith and Dolpli Heath were sentenced by the district court of Jasper county to the penitentiary for tho crime of burglary, the first named foivthe term of two years and Heath for six months. At Dubuque recently Fireman "Billy" Williams, whoso wife deserted him recently on account of his association with other women, culled at her house and shot her in tho face. He was arrested. The woman will-recover. In Marshalltown recently Frank Shingk, a Bohemian, aged 31 years, who has been employed for sorneysars by Firraemich Brothers, met his death at the glucose factory. He was working in the starch works; and fell into a starch vat. He was rescued with difficulty, and died soon afterward. Representatives of the Iowa railroad commission, in compliance with a resolution adopted by the state legislature, a few days ago met the traffic managers pf the Iowa lines of railroad in Chicago and nrged the roads to grant an emergency rate on corn in order to assist the fanners of Iowa in moving thei r crop. The traffic managersjdecUned the request .holding that no goofl purpose would be sorved by it. v ' - •.'-'• ' . .;.-', Christian Eckerlebe, convicted by jury at Clinton recently of the murder of Mina Keil, is granted a new trial for April (|. Defense produced affidavits of several people that George Matingev, one of the jurors, had before his examination, for juror expressed the opinion that defendant was guilty, apd as shown by afiidavit said opinion was not known to the defendant pr his attorneys until, after tho verdict was jeturncd, On this ground the wow trial was granted, H, M. Seamon ha.s been appointed receiver for the Guaranty Fund Life Ass'n, pf Clinton, Assistant Attorney general Jesse 4, Miller and Stewart GipoflreU, pf the state-auditpr's pfH cp , at JJaq Moines, are examining intp the affaire pf the assoc&tipji. Jt is alleged the state tb»t the eo#ro»9y has earmn& put LOSUOJT. March 3.—There "has been fierce fighting- in Crete and strange to say. the powers interfered in fatot of the Cristiah insurgents. The Turkish battleship Fand had opened fire on the Cretans, who disputed the mareih of a body of Mussulman troops to raise the scige of the blockhouse at Malata^ but the admirals, for some reason, thought this desperate action was improper and compelled the silence of the. Turkish guns. The affair greatly puzzles the diplomats here, who have bcctt led to believe that, for the present at least, Turkey was to have its own Way 011 the island, It is a game of fast and loose that complicates the sitnation. The affair virtually ended in a victory for the Christians, for the convoy intended for the relief of Malata had to return to Canea. Meanwhile, tight- ing between the Turks and Cretans is going on at llctimo and elsewhere. The villages of Trikalaria and Nero- kpuro; have, .been, burned by basbi- bazouks. Firing also .continues outside of Candia, where the Christians have repulsed the Turks. ATHENS, March 3.—The identical note which has been presented by the representatives of the powers to the Greek governmtnt says the annexation of Crete is impossible and that they decline to accept such a proposal. The note confers instead an absolutely effeclivo autonomy assurance to Crete of a separate government under the Niiscrainty of the sultan, These con- ditious, however, not being realized except by the'withdrawal of the Creek troops from the island and of the Greek ships from Cretan waters or from points where the powers are in occupation, the powers confidently rely upon the wisdom' of the Greek government to cease to oppose the efforts for the welfare of Crete and the preservation of peace. Therefore, Greece is solemnly warned that unless the aforesaid withdrawal occurs within six days the powers will not hesitats to take any coercive steps necessary to enforce it, and their decision is irrevocable. lloNiiojf, Marclifl.— It is no longer possible to deny that the situation in the east has'become one of the utmost gravity. It is now a matter of practical certainty and it is understood by the powers themselves that Greece will refuse, to yield cither to the request or threat. It is expected further that in the event of any pressure whatever from the powers it will declare war against Turkey and within :i few days begin a, campaign in Macedonia and Thessaly. It is virtually admitted that tho powers are not prepared for any such exigency, and it is scarcely hoped that they will be able to deal with it iu harmony; in fact, it is now an open secret that they have been able to reach the present point of agreement only with the greatest difficulty, and that the bonds which hold them together at this moment arc of th« weakest description. ATHHSH, March S.—The official Gazette publishes u decree calling out the. reserves of 1S01, 1H90, JS80 and 18vS8 within three days. It is estimated that Greece will then have 100.000 men •nuclei 1 arms. LONDON, March f>.—The rapid mobilization of Turkish troops on the Greek frontier con (inns the, belief which prevails among military men that Turkey is more ready for war than Greece. The Greek army is admitted to be far below modern requirements. ]f the Greek army reserves are mobilized, it is stated they will be little better than mobs armed with obsolete rifles and lacking in artillery. LONDON, March 0.—It is now believed that war between Greece and Turkey is imminent. It is felt that a dispatch signed by 100 liberal and Jrish natipna), members of the house of commons and sent tonbe king of Greece, syrnpatliiz- ing with his stand in behalf of Crete, was a serious mistake, as it will only mislead the king into a belief that Great Britain will not join the other powers in coercive measures. NKW. YOKK, March 8.—The Greek minister of foreign affairs cabled Greek Consul General Boatssj, stationed here, who is aleo acting as Greek minister to this country, instructing him to call out all members of the Grecian reserve forces in the United States 'and urge them by every means in his power to go to the assistance of their native country, Boatssi said the cablegram is of tho most alarming nature, and indicated that war is imminent. Another Mtftpter In Ch«#okee'« Alleged Bigamy Sentatfon. Mir.WMTRKB, XVis., March 6.—A sensational discovery has been made by the attorneys in the divorce suit of Mrs. Sarah J. Koddis. of Milwaukee, against her husband, Henry Roddis, who mysteriously disappeared more than thirty years ago. Roddis Was located a short time ago at Cherokee, la., where he was one of the most prominent and prosperous residents. Me had another wjfe and a large family, who refused to believe the charges made against him. Family No. 2 characterized the suit as one of blackmail, and the people of Chefokee sided with them. Information, how^ ever, has been received, -which, in the opinion of the attorneys, amounts to a confession by Roddis that he is the man who disappeared from Milwaukee under a cloud so many years ago, leaving his wife and child behind him. Shortly after the whereabouts of Roddis was ascertained and preparations for the suit begun, he again mysteriously disappeared; although denying .. that, .he ..was the person accused. It develops, however, that when he left Cherokee he proceeded to Oklahoma, and remained there long enough to secure a divorce, not from his Cherokee wife, but from his Milwaukee wife. DURRANT MUST HANG. Supreme Court A mi-inn the Decision of the Lower Conrt. SAN FrtANcisco, March 0.—The supreme court has affirmed the decision of the lower court in the case of Theodore Durrant, found guilty of the murder of Blanche Lamont, in Emanuel church almost two years ago. He appealed from the verdict of guilty, alleging errors in the ruling of the trial judge and filing avoluminous bill of exceptions. The trial judge, however, was affirmed in all his disputed rulings, and the verdict approved by the supreme court. The case will now be sent back to the superior court, which will fix a date for Durrant's execution. When Durrant was informed by the head Bailor of the supreme court's decision, he burst into tears and said this was a very cruel world: He said 'that some - da.y the truth would p.rev.ail a,nd h.e would be vindicated. A Cyclone In Kentucky. LOUISVILLE. Ky., March 6,—A cyclone did considerable damage in eastcentral Kentucky. At Winchester several, buildings were unroofed and three new ones demolished. At Mt. Sterling the great McBrayer distillery was unroofed. The Louisville & Nashville round house at Rowland was wrecked and property suffered severely at Stanford. Appointed Senators May Not He Seated, WASHINGTON, March 8.—The leading senators arc of the opinion that the men appointed in Kentucky and Florida to be United States senators will not be seated. It is the opinion the opposition will be sufficient to prevent a vote until the legislatures oi those states assemble. Iowa Law Adopted. BissiAUCJK, N. I). March 5.—The senate passed the Iowa railroad law and the house took the same action^ The vote in both houses was unanimous, although the bill was at first bitterly fought. The house took a final action on the re-submission bill and it defeated by_a_vote of 30. to 24. ItlncklHirii'g Succcgsor. LOUISVILLE, Ky., March C.~Gov, Bradley has appointed Major A. T. Wood, of Mt. Sterling, United States senator to succeed Blackburn. The governor issued a proclamation calling an extra session 'of the legislature, March 13, to elect a senator for the full term. Italy DemamlH Satisfaction. CONSTANTINOPLE, March 6.— The Italian ambassador has made a formal demand upon the porte for satisfaction (or the recent firing of a sh'pt across: ^Vow.S'Of an Italian ; mail steamer, r while the'vessel was ; passing through the Dardenelles, Take the Oath. WASIUNOTON, March 7,—All the new cabinet except Secretary Gage were sworn in by Chief Justice Fuller in the blue room at the White House. Later Mr, (.age took the oath at the treasury department. Extra Session of Congress. WASIUNOTON March 8,—President McKinley has issued a proclamation convoking congress in extra session Monday, March 15. was ABE HOT FOR WAB. GfcEEKS SEf THE POWERS DEFIANCE, At the Government Refuses to Abandon Crete—tter Artnfr tVlh lie oh n Wft* footing When the European Ultimatum —Powers Hold Divided Opinion* Athens, March 8.—The war fever continues unabated, both the king and his government defying the ultimatum of the powers. They are decided to undertake war against Turkey and to put the whole army on a war footing. The total strength of the Greek army when the ultimatum expires on Sunday is exp'ecfed to anicflibt to 50(000 ttfljh. The third class of marine reservists has been called out WAtErtS ON A XEKt) A LKADBK. of a Great Statesman Acutely jrelt In Karopc. Vienna, March 8.—The situation has become most critical. The European concert is imaginary, No concert is possible' withput: the; guiding first- violin, such as Prince Bismarck or Lord Beaconsfleld would have been. Without a directing personality the musicians would be continually playing false notes, resulting indiscord and chaos. Count Goluchowski's sensible proposal for coercion in the summer of 1896, which was declined by Lord Salisbury, was honest and offered a chance to save the situation. The means since employed are revolutionary, forming precedents which must bring about open antagonism between Great. Britain and Russia in the struggle for the- wor'.d's hegemony, .which Russia would fain defer. Lord Salisbury's attitude is consistent, presuming his nerve,' which failed him in 1896, Is steady. England's opportunity is now. Lord Salisbury's paramount anxiety is to avoid the odium of breaking the peace., Greece will relieve him of this by refusing to evacuate Crete, relying on the support of Italian and 'British sympathy with Crete. Commanding the Dardanelles and covering Egypt, Crete must, according to British policy, belong to Greece, when, with British assistance, Crete will become another Gibraltar. Russia'cannot possibly allow this. Hence coming eventualities will find Rjssia siding with Turkey and also with Bulgaria, which bates Greece. The outbreak of hostilities portends another Panama for France, which holds a hundred millions in Turkish securities. Vflst ttttmage ttone l>y Hood*, Mlrtdlfc Staffed. Chicago, Match' 8. floods, devastating. Indiana, Missouri atid un'p^etj&tisfffed in the Mississippi and Ohio leys are the remarkable weatffilf } ditions which March presents citizens of the middle states. St. Louis has been deluged rainfall of over three inches in tour hours. Cincinnati has had ]_, than four inches. "At Indianapolis '• fall was in excess of two inches.' the northwest a cold wave is The February Chinook is resj.. for all this, That warm wave of 1 February caused the Ohio to bft (batiks < ajn^fcUueadter .^i^.^attk made the state o ! f die 'riVbr at yesterday morning four feet hl(, than the danger point. Earlier in ten feet higher than the danger at Cincinnati. • What seemed like a cloudburst ti place at Cincinnati. A number ot Uij are reported to have been lost Greensburg and Lawrenceburg, ltd, j life was lost at Cairo and many vfljre Injured, 'IteHway trains thrown into washouts and badly" layed. The mails did not come as tin should. The Western Union Teleg service was In bad condition south ! east. DEATH IN A MINE. Fight on the Governor. Bismarck, N. D., March 8.—The legislature of North Dakota wound up Its session in one of the most tumultuous scenes in the state's history. Governor Briggs vetoed every appropriation bill, for the reason that if they became laws they would increase the state debt beyond the constitutional limit. The Republicans, who have a two-thirds majority in each house, passed all the appropriation bills over the governor's veto. Judge. Vaplo Consents to Hun. Grand Rapids, Mich., March S.~ Judge George L. Yaple of Mcndon, nominated for justice of the Supreme Court by the fusionist convention.telegraphed to friends in this city Friday that he would make the race. Robert McDougall of Hillsdale and M. O. Graves of Petoskey, who were nominated for regents by the bolting Populist convention, have both declined to run, and the straight Populist ticket has not yet been filled. Weyler Soon to Leave for .Spain. Havana, March 8,—General Weylei- returned yesterday afternoon on the Legazpi, having been delayed on account of the storms along the northern coast. Don Manuel Calvo, the agent Of the Spanish Trans-Atlajjtip company, stated tnat all inquiries for passage on of. thej month, were. e: dep^rtijro' of the captain-general, who will'leave on one of these dates for Spain. One Mint Killed and Thirty-Five tnjoti at Huutlugtou, Ark. Huntington, Ark,, March 8.— Mined of the Kansas & Texaa Coal Comj of thia place exploded Thursday evening, burning thirty-five men, all them seriously and some fatally. Over one hundred men, half of t negroes, were employed in the mtail About 4:30 o'clock a muffler roar star} tied the people. A column of smoktl and debris shot up from the airshafil at the mine. In a few minutes aftetj tho explosion the men commenced tol appear. Some were not burned at alii while others were frightfully injured The work of looking for those unablsj to walk up the slope was at once He-l gun. One by one the injured were] brought out and taken to their homes! in hacks and wagons. How many oil them are injured internally the doctor) | cannot say. THREATEN BIC STRIKE. All UullcliMRT Trades Involved in a DM- | l>utn at Chicago. Chicago, March 8.— Unless the de- 1 mands of I.SOO plasterers and hod carriers for a restoration of wages ave ij acceded to by employing contractors before Monday noon, the Chicago Building Trades Council, by action taken last night, declares that the 25,000 members of its different trades shaU enter upon a sympathetic strike. Such a strike would affect, it is asserted, at least 100,000 persons, and would assume proportions of vaster magnitude than any such demonstration seen in Chicago in years. Those who are promoting the strike declare, too, it would I cause a -further business dRw-Msioh of tremendous import; and thay^jjse witi'I would avoid such a calami^ befa.lUai; the city should use their influence in endeavoring to remove the caiSise. • Wants German Navy Incruaslk Berlin, March 8.— In the reiol. Friday, during the discussion of ^ navy estimates, Vice Admiral vo» Holluiann, .secretary for the navy, said J that Germany expected that in a serious contingency her navy would 'prove efficient not only for coast defense, tout on the high seas. He continued: "We still require ten cruisers, five dispatch vessels, two gunboats, five ironclads, two monitors, two floating batteries and twenty-five torpedo boats." I'refers the Senatorial Toga. Milwaukee, .March 8.— The stories from Washington to the effect that Henry C. Payne, will be given a foreign ATHKNS, March S.—ft is .said there are grounds to believe that tne Cretan situation is impnjaving, that mpre than one power has intimated unofficially that an niuicable exit from the djfliculty is still possible if Greece is willing to meet tUo powers hull way and that Greece is willing to consider a temporary Turkish suzerainty over U-oto jf the powers will allow the i n habitants of tho island, when order 5 S restored, to decide their own fate bv a plebiscite, and will appoint a Greek governor fwj^j^eVt. It is 4,880 mUeslrMn \Vabhiogtpn to Constantinople. Joseph Briggs, of New Orleans, who has been totally bjiud for seven years, heard the moyemeHte of a 0 UrK i a ,. ,„ WS room and flwi three shqts V directipn whence t]i» sound Every shot took Bayard WASHINGTON, March o. — Hop. Thos. Bayard lias tendered his resignation as BREVITIES. The: government of Japan has decided to adopt tlie ffold standard at Fight at a. Dance. Wpnewoc, Wis., March 8.—In a free- for-all fight at a Bphemian dance at Youba, participated in by a gang of toughs from ftichland City, Frank Novy, a ypung Bohemian, was struck on the head with a, neckyoke in the hands of one Pf the gapg, which re* Bujtea i» his £eatn. The wounded m enl uoiit hixeejj iO twenty, are%J<}. ; ' up on account of their injuries. No arrests have been made. While friends believed. nor' nis .apppptntment are not to be jj r . p a y ne , . iJO;' flay wnnomciamflat, to that effect, there is no "doubt 1 iirtne minds of well-posted politicians that wheu the proper time comes, unless his health should prevent, Henry C. Payne will bo a candidate for the senatorial seat now occupied by John L. Mitchell. The act goes into a ratio of 33^- to i, effect in October, The North flakota legislature re, ccntly passed, ayes 44 and nays 5, the bill introduced by Speaker Williams extending the period of residence from three months tP one year before action for divorce can begin. The bill carries an emergency clause. The fiijnremo court hue reversed the decision of fte district court of Plori- Ua 10 tho case of tho filibustering' steamer Three Friends, sus.tajn.ing of, t })« Illinois Springfield, III,, March 8,— Acting Speaker Sejby and Representatives Buckner, Lamont and Murray m,pn . w.ere precept when, the house ..convened at 5 p!clopk Friday, tft.e. Oem($r£t}r;s!cj[e befog entirely un- represented, News of th,e death of gen-' atpr Wells was received; apd a cPramU- tee pf five waa appointed to attend the funeral, _ Wisconsin MadJson, Wis., March 8.— The cpnsti- mtipna} amendment providing for $ state bpard of pardpns, tp take the par- Temperance J, BW for Indiana, . Indianapolis, lad,, March 8,— The fear that the antiquaytshop bijl might be- strangled, 'in the Donate called 0ul a number of city ministers Friday, 4nd for the first time in the session wv' eral of them were upon the floor we" ing members to pass the bill, The biU was then made a special prflor tor toe afternopn, and when called up was promptly passed. It now goes 'to 'the • governor fpr h| Worcester, Maes,,, M.argh- 8,—Qn.e of , the wprat fires ever known in this city early Friday morning destroyed the" Jolm,J3, »ay flve-s.tory block, 30g to 1 312 Main street, and the QouicUo$- block adjoining. The lose is e8tii»»te4 at ?400,OOQ. Eight firemen were injured by falling walls, caused power awav |rp m the 18 Jikejy tp pass, T^e A&sejnpjy ' . considered the ypte by 'which it was defeated, after vhjob the explostons. in the drug pf, WIM Cu St. Jpseph, MP., Qranfl 8,-

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