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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 24, 1897
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* Y t , , ^* i *, ^ * , /^ < ^ THE UPPER DBS MOINESi ALeOKA. tOWA TOMM)AY MAttOH 24. ISBT. II IOWA If^t Stftf trt (lift tn<lnf>trtft! School. March 20.—Archer aged 9; Walter Caihoun, aged 18! Bert Dupfeej aged 16; tfohn Ufodeflck 12: Archie Cunningham, afed J'J; Charley Childs, ajyed 14; Bar, hey MeGtJife, aged 14, and Chat-ley Kellb, aged 14» \vefe arrested by the police attd a chargfe of larceny placed against thett. By the arrest of this petty gang of thieves Burlington hi»s jjfobably gotten rid of dne of the greatest nuisances that the ciiy has had to conteiid With for soine time. They have figured in more petty bur* giariesin Burlington than any other organized gang that has ever invested the city, The boys were sentenced to terms in the reform school, most of them confessing to the crimes charged against them. TRAVELINO MAN ATTACKED. Would-Uc Robber Throws Trim Under n Train. <3f,Ai)ftt«ooK, March 22.~Fiio Itoad- ley, a traveling salesman, whose home is at Toledo, was standing on the platform of the rear coach of a southbound train when the train stopped at (lladbrook. lie was approached by an unknown man just as the train slowed up and his money demanded. Uoadley refused and a scuffle ensued, during •which he was thrown from the train and under the wheels as tho train began moving. • One arm was run over nnd lerribly mangled. He was taken immediately to his home at Toledo, and the arm amputated above the elbow. The 'thief secured 840 in ffloney and a gold watch;, also the man's morocco nocketbook. The word -"Filo" is engraved on the watch. WILL TRY WHEAT. FEARFUL fOWA TRA&EbY, Farmers Decide to DigconUnue Raising Largo Crops of Corn. C/.Aitiojf, March 19.—It is learned that the farmers of Wright county are making- preparations to sow a larger acreage' to wheat than formerly. Wheat is worth 50 cents per bushel in this market, and an corn is not bringing much more than 0 to 11 cents .per bushel, and not very good "'quality, they find it dilHcult to sell, even at the price named. Wheat 3nds a ready market and the dealers in Clarion have bonjrht over 5,000 bushelsatan average price of 50 cents per'bushel.' So the .farmers will trv wheat. DROWNED IN BOONE RIVER. IftHfttlC StrtKJM thr66i?eri6ftS, tine Fftt»ltJ-, then Hlffliclf. Ofifcfeoit, March iO.-s-Dave Penning- tofi loaded a shotgUn and started dilt to kill a number of people who had incurred his enmity. lie first hunted for A. ?. Walter, against whom he had a grudge, but Walter saw him coming and hid. Then Penningtoii went to the house of Hiram Johnson and flred at Mrs. Johnson, seriously Wounding lidr in the shoulder and back. He ttefct emptied both barrels into Luther 'J?raver,-ah aged man, kill- ittg hittt inslatitiy, Then he pointed the gun at Mrs. Fran It Stolt, a neighbor, who caine to the door on hearing tlife iidise. Slie rah ittio the-doorway, closing the storm door behind her, but ho fired through the door, wOundiug her in the abdomen. , Pennitigton retreated across sotoe vacant lots, loading his gun as he went, and called to an officer, daring him to shoot. lie exclaimed: "Well, if you haven't got the nerve to shoot, I have!" Then ho placed the muzzle of tho gun to his forehead and blew the top of'his head off, scattering briiins and pieces of skull fifty feet. Peunington was undoubtedly insane. It is thought Mrs. Stolfc cannot recover, but Mrs. Johnson's injuries, while severe, are not fatal. FEARFUL CRIME. Farmer Commits Murder tat Hoclrlck, Remit of a Love Klvnlry. OTTUMWA, March 32,—Frank Merryfield shot and killed Bradrach Roch on the streets of Hedrick. Both men were farmers about 35 years old. They wore rivals in love and had threatened to kill on sight. Merryfield saw Roch on the street, followed him to his horse, and as he was mounting, shot him with a revolver. Merryfield was arrested. About a year ago the murderer's son Hugh, aged 13, angered at his brother Joe, aged 9, shot him. dead and then killed himself with a shotgun. Miraculous Escape From Death. IOWA CITY, March 21.—While seven workmen were engaged in tearing down old Mercy hospital, which is to make place for a new structure this spring, the ceiling of tho northeast room, together with a large chimney, collapsed and buried three of the men in the debris. The men were soon extricated, none'of them having received serious injuries, although their escape from death was almost miraculous. IOWA CONDENSED. Dr. Travis and Oliver Klrkberi the Unfortunate Victims. EAGJ.K GROVE, March 20.— Dr. J. H. Travis, of Eagle Grove, and Oliver Kirkberg, who lived four miles west of town, were' drowned • in the Boone river near John Wasem's. The doctor had been visiting patients in the vicinity, and had passed safely over the bridge a few hours be'fore, but the graded approach had washed out and the horses sank and carried the buggy and its occupants into the water. Fell Under the Train. CLINTON, March 21.— A. P. Bell, a Lrakeman on the C. & N. W., met with a serious, if not fatal accident at DC Witt, He was engaged in making a coupling, when he slipped and fell beneath the wheels. He was dragged some distance before ho was noticed by other trainmen. He was carried to the-way car and brought to Clinton and taken to Mercy Hospital. Drs. Jonsson and Hofstetter found it necessary to amputate the left leg six jnchejs above the knee. A Clinton County Woman's Suicide. CMKTON, March 19.— -Mrs. Wra. Semper, living two and one-half miles northwest of. Calamus, .escaped the vigilance of her'faroily, made her way •to the Wapsie river and jumped in, She was seen to jump by ^somo boys, who gave, ^he alarm at once. Mrs, ge'mper had had a mild form of 'insanity for 'several years, and had twice been an inmate of an insane hospjtal, buj. it was thought she was •sufficiently recovered to warrant her Staying at home, _ '_ Coy, Drake C«J1» for Aid. Dps MQJ'NES, Mar^n 19.— Goy. Drake has, issued a,", prpplanaation, calling for thjj.starvinff people of India. relief CQmm!|t$ee 8re mailing out Circular letters to the local aid com* ovep the state, and inclosing ' proclamation. i*t> S, March SO, to cutting his throat with a lf» 'COBjmifitpd .toe deed in a' e wag -found by JUo JlflWje three vreeks Wffo ft"d three Interest 1 at" (} per }8pO, AU parties inte-.-ebt.ed feel elated over tUe fact dallars that , fey the muju-jl agreement Hflrs, m$ w swly 'and -s.e.f;j]enae,fll;§ . have/- been '• Advices from Minneapolis bring the announcement of the death of Mrs. Victor B. Dolliver, nee Augusta Larrabec, daughter of ex-Governor Larrabee.who was married to the brother of Congressman Dolliver six months ago. At Marshalltown recently Edward Jorpeland, a young man about 34 years of age, was struck by a street car and received terrible injuries. The accident was witnessed by some fifty spectators, who saw the man's danger and warned him in due time, yet he seemed to pay no attention whatever and walked directly before the moving car as unconcerned as possible. Jorpeland is employed as a starch shoveler at the glucose works. A serious accident occurred in the Council Bluffs Vinegar Works recently. An old-fashioned stone buhr is used in grinding the corn required- in the manufacture of vinegar. This buhr bursted while running, sending pieces in all directions, seriously wounding Andrew Sorrenson, who had charge of the machinery, and knocking down several other men in the room. The buhr was designed to run at 400 revolutions per minute, but was at the time making 1,000. Villisca dispatch: City Clerk H. D. Dolson has during the past two years used between $1,000 and 81,300 of the city's money. He has cpllected water rents, and spld ce m'etery lots and failed to turn over the money. It is just learned that the council failed to have the clerk give bond, as required by the city 'ordinances, Mr. Dolson, when galled before the council and ac^ cused of-the defalcation, acknowledged that he had used the money, bnt gave in extenuation pf the crime the cheerful assurance that ho had to live some way, An Atlaptic dispatch says; October J, 1806, the Bank of Atlantic suspended business, and as the assets, in realty and notes, were found to be much greater -than the liabilities, by tho committee of depositors, who were allowed to examine the .bppks, ( alj depositors agreed tp let the receiver. ,1. B. Bruff, alone,, and allow him to turn the real estate intg nipney a.s. fast as passible, at the same time agreeing — to carry any litigation in ' is a setMernep.jfvas found ALL OVER THE WOULD WAS IN __ March 10.— It issemi-officially stated that all foreign admirals 'have received orders to blockade Crete. A blockade of Greece will not occur unless tlie Cretan blockade is not effective. The Greek fleet will be escorted outside of Cretan waters unless it departs of its own accord. LAMSSA, March IT.— The situation on the frontier is now inflammable.. At several points the sentries and outposts of the Turkish and Greek forces are within forty paces of each other CoKstA&xtJroi'LB, March 17.— --The poi'te has sent orders to Erzorbttm, Itoumania. to stop all fm-loughsambng the Kedliffs (first reserves). The Hamidleh regiment is to be planed on a war footing. CANKA, March 17.— Col. Vassos has transferred his headquarters to Splia- kia, the most mountainous and inaccessible position in the island. This is held to indicate that Greece is firmly, resolved not to recall her troops. Afi'ifcNS, March 18. — It is confidently asserted that Russia is backing Greece and that as soon as the Greeks cross the frontier the Balkans \vill rise and the czar will seine Constantinople. Crown Prince Constantino's regiment, the last one, leaves for the frontier to-day. CANKA, March 10. — The Austrian gunboat Xebnico flred and sunk near Ciindiu n Greek -vessel loaded with provisions and munitions intended for the Greek forces in Crete, lit appears .the /cbnlco, while watching the Greek ship, >wns fired upon by insurgents. The Xobnico tlictt sank the vessel and drove off the insugcnts.. ATHENS, March SO. — The cabinet, after exhaustive discussion of the question, decided to recall the Greek warships Alplieois and l.'enctis from Crete and send them to Volo, Thessaly, and it was also decided to push forward the reinforcement of the Greek troops on the Turkish frontier with all possible expedition. ATHKXS, March 21.— The Turks are engaged in constructing fortifications. This work is in direct violation of the provisions of the treaty of Berlin. The government has made protests to the powers against this action on the part of .Turkey. ATHENS, March 2:?. — In his reply to the protest of the Greek government against the sinking of the Greek vessel by an Austrian boat, the Austrian representative .said it was provoked by an insurgent attack on a gunboat. Greece then consented to await the result o the inquiry into the affair. CANKA., March 22.— The blockade o Crete by the powers began yesterday The blockade applies only to vessel? under the Greek flag. ONE MORE SPANISH DEFEAT Humored That Gome/ Whipped 3,000— Cubiins' 8,OOO Gunx. NKW YOBK, March 20.—A Sun dispatch from Havana says: A big battle has been fought at Sabana, neai Saneti Spirjtus, between tlie forces of Gen. Gomez 'and a Spanish column 2,000 strong. The Spanish official report of the battle gives no details, but the report is current that the Spaniards suffered a terrible defeat. The news has created a great sensation. , The governor of Havana, Sonor Porrua, has been called to Madrid at the request of General Weyler. In Havapa it-is intimated that the oxpe ditiou of General Eoloff lauded in Pinar del Rio with 8,000 guns and ammunition, and then the steamer started for some other port of the island. IMMENSE AREA SUBMERGED. Bight Hundred Square Miles of Arkansas Under Water, MEMPHIS, March 10,—Eight hundred square miles of Arkansas is under water, and the-river still continues to rise. In the district west of Marion, Ark,, hundreds of people have been picked up. The work of saving stock has been abandoned, and all efforts will be directed to thesavinpof human life. Thousands of people are homeless and dependent on charity. So far as known, a dozen lives have been lo&t, all negroes. Hundreds of people, mostly negroes, have been landed on the Memphis levee by tho relief steamers tUat are daily visiting the flooded districts adjacent to Memphis. and ty«]jli>£ Canteen, NKWPOBT, JCy.,, March 20.— Scott Jackson and Alonjsa Availing, who \verp hanged here to-day fov the murder pf Pearl Hryan, wade a confession that tb,oy kjUod her accidentally by an. afles.'th.efcjic. while to perform a.p. abortion, Miiyoh S0.-T|io president, after consideration, pf the (subject ' the ca.bjnpf, (3pc}defl to accept 'the of Washington flesjng, t. Chicago, and has soqt t>h.e nomination of Charles V, Qordpn iiffbjs. successor. POTT; pf 8 as -Francisco, ' ,He wn reelte. pjay after wit*, containing a moistening * SENSATION At DES Corrtiptton of fenllrtlftg and toan DES MOT xKs, March 17.— The biggest sensation of the extra- session of the legislature was sprung- by Lambert in the liotisc to-day during this consideration of the building and loan bill. It was a complete expose of the methods employed by the building and loan associations to influence legislation. and was contained in a copy of a letter sent to the different building- and loau associations over the state that are members of the federation. Lambert read a few extracts from the letter to serve as argument against an amendment to the bill offered by Dowellj and immediately the speaker requested the letter be sent to the clerk's desk to be read in its entire* ty. Lambert said the letter was a private communication, and he would not consent to its contents being made public. The speaker replied that the communication Was the property of the house by reason of the action of the gentleman in reading from it and again demanded that it be sent forward. Lambert replied that he would give it up only by legal proceedings, and the speaker ordered the sergeant-at-arms to call upon the member and secure the letter. Lambert again protested, but the officer of the house was commanded to procure the letter and it wasaccord- ,5ngly secured and read by the clerk. It was a, letter from Oce B. Jackman "to the officers and managers of the Iowa Federation of Building and Loan managers" and gave details of a lobbying fund of $'.',!!(>.*), who paid it in and who received it. The letter created consternation among the members. Speaker Byers announced that he had lenrncd yesterday of tho existence of the document and as it charged, that he had been culpable in appointing the building and loan committee he called Morrison to the chair and offered a resolution that a committee be appointed by the chairman pro tcm to investigate the charges iu the letter, three members to be from the house and three from the senate- The resolution was adopted. A resolution* by Funk expressing confidence in tho personal and official integrity of Speaker Byers was also adopted. Later Mr. Byers was persuaded not to resign. Another resolution by Dowel I providing for a committee of Jive to investigate the charges that the building and loan associations of the state had.something-to do with the selection pf the speaker of the house and also influenced the selection, of the committee on building and loan associations, was also adopted. On the first committee Crow, Temple and Byingtoiv were appointed, 'and the members of the second arc Weaver, Temple, Ilaugen, Bvington and McDowell. THE OCEAN FOR A GRAVE. Seventy-eight. I,Iveg tost In an Atlantic Ocean Shipwreck. NKW YOIIK, March 19. — It is now believed that seventy-eight persons in all were lost • by the foundering- of the French line steamer Ville de St. Nazaire off Cape IIatteras,>although a summary of the list of tho passengers and crew who -were in the vessel when she left shows that thei-e were bi?t eleven passengers in all, and the crew list numbored-seventy-one men. Of these, four are known to be saved. The officers, crew and passengers were, with one or two exceptions, residents of foreign ports. Of tho total number on board, sixty were colored. The only white persons on board besides the passengers were tho officers.; Retires. CAUSOX, Nevi, March 21.— Robert Fitzsimmons, champion pugilist of the world, left the scene of the battle ground on which he received his last laurols of superiority. Before leaving Fitzsimmons reiterated his intention of leaving the ring. "I do this in compliance with a request made by my wife before I met Corbett," said the champion. FiUsimmons's destination is San Francisco, where he will appear in the Mechanics' Pavilion to-night, and that will be his last appearance in public. Ho will not oven give posing or sparring exhibitions in the future. I'Joods North and South, DKS MOJNKS, March 23.—Advices from the south tell of a terrible condition caused by the Mississippi floods. Northwestern Iowa is also badly flooded, Le Mars, Sioux City, Oner' okeo and other cities fear great dam- ago by the continual rise. A. fralii Coos Jnto a Kiver. Cu3iuioKi,A?m, Md., March 23,—A'n east-bound passenger tram pnthe Baltimore & Ohio jumped the truck near Oakland and went into the Youghi- ogheuy river, All the passengers save one were rescued, but a dozen were injured, BREVITIES, Fire broke out in the store of tht Ely-Walker Dry Goods Company a1 8t, Louis recently. The firm carried a stock valued at $l,500,ooo, with an insurance of $1,000,000, The stock was completely destroyed, and tho build- ;ng, which is valued'at 8900,000, is a complete loss. One of tho walls fell awd as a result pne man was killed and several injured. One thousand person* are thrown out Pf work, by the fire, Pingloy, of the ways and means nittee, estimates an increase of QOO,W in the revenues of tlie govern- went under the new tariff bill, us fol- ,ows/- Increase on sugar, ?so,ooo,QQO; ^ ^^ > wij jQQQtPQOj incrtjUfifi gop'ds, 8H,QOD,i!ftO} increase sojjedule, 84,OQ9.QQQ: in. OP, SWldllgfi, §7,000,0fi0j ' ^cpttflflandeilM! MTZSIttltONS WINS, AUSTRALIAN PUGILIST CHAMPION 6t* THE WORLD. tat 116 at fcarson fclfy Settle* tfotergy — fright Declared Jlc-en tine of the «Mt — J-'ottrtccn fioundu Bought All ttt ttft*« Car&on City, Nev., March It.—FitzSimmons won the big fight for the pugilistic championship of the world today, defeating .tames J. Cofbett, o! ' ROBERT .F.ITZSIMMONS. ^ California. Fourteen rounds were necessary to decide the question of supremacy. The flght is said by old sporting men to have been one of the best that ever took place in a ring. Fighting was fast and furious from the start Fitzsimmons forced the sparring and fought, though covered with blood, with fierce determination. Corbett, on the other hand, showed coolness and did by all odds the cleverer fighting. Corbett's punishment of the Australian was severe, but in ,the sixth round his blows became wild and he frequently missed his antagonist. Fitzsimmons during the sixth round •went down on one knee and took the time limit. In the seventh round Fitz- Bimmons showed the worse for wear of the two and both men watched -warily for a chance to land a knock-out blow. The Australian's fighting was fierce and Corbett showed extreme tiredness and decided signs of wearing. \ com- JAMES J. CORBETT. The blow which ended the fight was a left-hand punch, delivered just below the heart. It was all the more effective for the reason that Corbett was leaning backward when it came. It caught liiin on thq tensely, drawn muscliis just over the spleen. Corbett was more unconscious from pain than from the lorce of the blow. As he lay writhing and groveling on tlie floor his face presented the most ghastly appearance imaginable. No man in a last death struggle, could have horrified the spectators more, and his agonizing cries of pain could be heard above the cheers for the victor. And • then followed the wildest scene of the day, when he arose to his feet, and with all the strength he had left, rushed at his opponent and tried to finish the contest. Those nearest the ring jumped over tho ropes, in. spite of all efforts ot the police to prevent them, and in a "moment tho entire enclosure was filled with a howling, shouting mob and the noise was so great that the referee was hardly able to announce his decision, awarding the battle to Fitzsimmons. In the midst of it all,. Corbett, who had been forced to his corner by his friends, broke away from them and rushed at them a second time, but this time, instead of attempting to renew the fight, he implored his victor to give him another chance £and to accept a challenge from* him. This was refused and warm words followed, Fitzsimmons was borne away with all the glory of his newly won victory, and Corbett left to return to his home in San Francisco, carrying with him tho despair of defeat. Injured by Natural Gas, Muncie," Ind., March 18.—'A tenement-house owned by R, M. Grosbech of Indianapolis was destroyed by a natucal gas explosion and fire Tuesday The occupants, P, 0, Mull and wife and F. M. Needham and wife, were serious- Jy turned, and Mrs, Mull's condition is very dangerous. Her lower li mbs were burned to a crisp, and she begged the firemen at work on the building to '" expected. tALkS At3AlNst Senator Morgan bcctftreg ft tIttfed Aristocrats, Washington, March 20.- MdfgM fefcetfred his 6pJE)6Sitio arbititrtlion treaty to an siofl of the Senate TMrsflay. onc6 he made the point that it the wofk of the titled arlstocWI Great firitafn. "There ia ho daa a misuflderst&titliiig of a serious between the people of this *he common people of England" sakli atid theto stated that he fa stich leaders as Gladstone and with the English commoners, coMehded that the interests of British aristocrats were every way tagonistic to the iatefests of the masses of the American people.~ also advanced'the argument tiat iffi congress could not bjr Its action another, and said that on this the treaty was a mere piece of combe. "The right of declaring war," he said 1 "is given to congress, and St ia impli that it is given to one congress much as another. Hence even if ratify the treaty It would not be bind. ing on future sessions. If, in other words, the two nations] found sufficient provocation for to war, they would proceed to hostill- ties regardless of treaties of peace. t(,! on the other.hand, they found them'; selves disputing over a trivial,matter,! they naturally would -resort to arbitral' tion, and there would be no more dlffl. 1 culty in arranging a" separate arbitra-1 tion for each occasion in the future: than there had been in the past. CORBETT A SUFFERER. Keeps to Bed Most or tho Day—Beat!;; to Fight Again. San Francisco, Cal,, March 20.- James J. Corbett remained in his rooms at the St. Nicholas hotel and spent most of the day lying down. He rose early I and had a hearty breakfast served in ' his rooms, after he received the papers, He devoured every word printed about the fight. Jim shows little outward marks of his encounter, but he is weak from the effects of the terrible heart blow, and says he has intermittent shooting pains in his left side. His physician, however, says he will suffer no permanent in- Jury, although the shock to both nervous and physical systems has been 1 severe. Corbett was first annoyed,, then amused at the report brought over "the wires that he was dead. He said he was the liveliest corpse ever en route to a graveyard', and reiterated his ability and willingness to flght Fitzsimmons or any one else this afternoon, to-morrow or any day next week. FEAR THATMOO PERISHED. Evidences of a Terrible Se» Disaster Off the French Coast. Brest, March 20.—Wreckage marked "Utrecht" was washed • up along the coast for several days past It is thought to have come from the. Dutch steamship Utrecht, which, it is ' believed, has foundered. The steamship :• bound from Rotterdam for Java,' should have been near the island of Ushant, on March 4, when a terrible • storm raged along the French coast, and she has not been reported since. The Utrecht carried a number'of Dutch officers, en route to Java, and other passengers, probably 100 all told. Wreckage belonging to a sailing vessel i is also coming ashore. The vessel is "• thought to have stranded, though she may have foundered, all hands going I down, after having been in collision with the Utrecht. ' ; Program for Tariff Bill. Washington, March 20.—The pro- gramme for the tariff bill in the house was agreed upon by the ways and il moans committee Thursday after a long and somewhat discordant meeting The bill will be reported to the house today, debate will begin on Monday next and the final vote will be taken on Wednesday, March 31, In'the m'ean- tlrae the house will be } n option «& Ij u in the morning until an indefinite ' hour at night, with a recess for dinner, all the time to be consumed in debate on the bill. W»ny Km* 4 rc Washington, March 18.-i u the senate Tuesday 438 bills and eight joint resolutions were introduced. They embraced nearly every phase of public business. Mr. Morgan ^introduced ?he Nicaragua canal fojlj before the last congress, and also a joint resolution to abrogate thjs_c^anon-Buiwer treaty, lee Gorge Vflbroken, Neb,, March 16,-The ice- on the Platte, above here re- unbroken. The twelve feet hjgb ,„ WBW plftc - Sot Free and Cau B ht. Omaha, Neb., March 20,^-0, W, Mosher, who was-released from the Unlte<| states penitentiary at SJoux Falls Wednesday, at the expiration of his sentence of five years for wrecking a the Capital national bank at was arraigned in the United District court, before Judge Muuw, •* to plead to a second Indictment, chare* J ing.him with falsifying the aecpQntsf of the bank. He pleaded not g was released on ?5,QOQ bail. Tb>! for bearing ban not been, ftyed.- gorge psff'sffssrz* WM.A-W SPSS^^-Swp^fiLSffl^- w3sr-SVS Jowa Jyoguiature. house devoted Thursday to tb'e , Ing and loan bill submitted by the < mlttee. Three da,ys were spent Jn'ftll consideration, and, after all, tl was defeated, by a 'vote of §,Q Ueut.-Gov. Parrott hai atprs Mitchell, Perrin „. the joint committee 'tg r ; '"" charges,, Wey«l»u«i is Iu private wrrjun,

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