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THE m& MOiym_Mx3QNAjoWA. WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 25, THE NEWS IS IOWA THREE MEN DIE. thttf Orahk Wood Alcohol and Failed to BOOSE, August 20.—Two tramps were found on the streets supposed to be dead drunk. They were taken to the station, where it was soon found that they were actually sick. Physicians were summoned and labored with them, but one died in a few min- Mtes and the other within two hours. The tramps said they with a third, bought what they supposed was alco- flbl at a drug store in Jefferson and it was this that made them sick. It was learned that the third man died in Grand Junction. The dead men are (supposed to be Joseph Rogan, P. J. Montague and J. R. Emerson and they are thought to belong in St. Paul. It is thought the liquor they drank was wood alcohol. DRANK ONE GLASS. lows Man Dragged and Robbed In Chicago. CHICAGO, August 21.—George Gilmore, a wealthy farmer, stock raiser and merchant of Belle Plaine, Iowa, is held at the Harrison street police station pending an inquiry into a daylight robbery. Gilmore says he Bold a load of stock and with SI,000 in his pocket went down town and was drugged in a saloon, robbed him of the entire sum and turned out into the streets. His helplessness attracted the attention of the police, who removed him to a hotel. Gilmore insists he drank but one glass of beer, but after he did this he knew nothing more until he found himself penniless in the hands of the police. FATALITY AT DAVENPORT. One Person Killed and Three Fatally Injured in a 815,000 Fire. DAVFNPORT, August 20.—Quite a serious fire at the American Glucose company's plant was caused by an explosion of dust in the elevator shaft which knocked out two of the walls of the elevator and set fire to the building. William Wolf, a farmer, and his 11-year-old daughter and Frank Stephens were caught by the falling walls. Wolf was fatally injured, his daughter killed and Stephens hurt John Rapp and John Rehn were in the cupola at the time and dropped sixty feet to the ground. They were badly and probably fatally injured. BEET SUGAR. Company Organized in Des Molncs to Manufacture It. DES MOINES, August 20.—A company has been organized to carry on the beet sugar enterprise, which was started last spring, but which was allowed to drop a few] weeks ago. The members say there is now plenty of available capital in. sight and that the chances are very favorable for the establishing of facrories in Des Moines, Dubuque, Waterloo, Osage, Waukon and Sheldon. Any town which will guarantee the company a sufficient acreage of beets may have a factory and the citizens may take stock in the concern or not, ]ust as they please. ACCIDENT AT CHEROKEE. Engineer Martin O'Neil is Crushed In a Gravel Pit. CHEROKEE, August 22,—A bad accident happened at the Illinois Central gravel pit. A slight rain had fallen, which made the rails slippery, and in backing a long train of cars down a steep grade the brakes refused to act. The entire train and engine went under the trap and Martin O'Neill, an engineer, was caught between the trap and the cab of the engine. He was badly crushed, and it is thought he cannot live. Bloody Strllte at Burlington. BURLINGTON, August 21.—Thirty-six of the linemen who have been employed by the Hubinger Telephone Company, in Burlington, struck because,' as they claim, they had received no wages since July 5, and they are in need of money for living expenses. A number of them became intoxicated and finding somo of the men still at work attacked them. Foreman Jerry Ditch was felled to the earth with a club in the hands of one of the men, and five or six others piled on top of him, beating and kicking him in a brutal manner. A squad police arrived in time to save his SHE'S Ai-tEg A MILLION. Slonz City Woman Claim* Part of Its Earth. Sioux CITT, August 22.—Mrs. Henrietta Jackson has commenced suit to establish her right to an interest in n large tract of property in the business part of the city. She is the widow of James A. Jackson who was one of eight men who formed a company in 1840 to buy and plat it, and as she has never signed the deeds to the property, she claims a dower interest in the property. The city of Sioux City owns a "large part of the property and the Sioux City & Pacific and Sioux City & Northern railroads own the other parts of it. The value of the property her suit involves is estimated at about 83,000,000. Brothers-ln-Lair Flghfc. INDEPENDENCE, August 23.—A shooting affray occurred between Sidney Seward, colored, and his brother-in- law, Frank Mitchell, white. Seven shots were exchanged, but neither was seriously injured. Bad blood lias been between the families for four years, since Seward's marriage to Mitchell's sistor. Both were arrested and charged with assault with intent to kill. Killed at a Crossing. BLAIUSTOWN, August 23.—Marquis Combs, a farmer residing about three miles northwest of Blairstovvn, was instantly killed at the street crossing in this place. Two moving trains were passing each other, and while Mr. Combs was getting out of the way of one of their, the other train struck him. He leaves a wife and several children. Coal Miner Killed. CEDAH RAPIDS, August 20.—George Reed, a coal miner in the employ of the Crescent Coal Company at What Cheer, was instantly killed by falling slate. IOWA CONDENSED. ALL OVER THE WORLD A ROYAL DUEL. ANOTHER BOMB SCARE. of life all the rioters were arrested and afterwards placed in jail, in default of $200 bail each, on the charge of assault and battery and inciting a riot. State Code Not Delayed. DES MOINES, August 20.—Chancellor McClain is reported as saying that the contemplated injunction proceediugs against him will not delay the annotation of the state code. He says the work has progressed so far that it can be completed by others without his assistance if necessary, and at any rate he will see that the annotation is completed on time. Explains BJurray'B Death. DUBUQUE, August 19.—John Buecher is held on the charge of murder of Con Murray. He claims he acted in self defense.' He says Murray assaulted him and he struck Murray, knocking him agaipst a picket fence, a prong pf which puncturedJiisjskull. Miner* Pemuud Oue Dollar. DBS WOJNES, August 19.—Polk county miners have demanded an advance o| the price of raining coal to f 1 per aftey September 1. They are flow WfltS, \ \ \ A force of 150 men commenced work at Albia a lew days ago on the abandoned Wabash track. This road has not befcn used for about eight years and is in bad condition. A force of 150 men is also working at Harvey, which is the other endot the abandoned track. It cannot be ascertained to what use the road is to be put. John S. and Jesse Sakey, of Litchfield, 111., together with Charles Zu- per, boarded a west-bound C. & N. W. freight at Beverly recently. At Belle Plaine two tramps entered the car and endeavored to rob the Sakeys. In the fight John Sakey was shot and killed by the tramps, who robbed the body and took their valuables from Jesse Sakey and Zuper. The tramps left the train at Tama and have not been arrested. Smith's jewelry store at Oskaloosa was entered recently while a circus parade was passing and about 8300 worth of watches and diamonds taken. During the night also the lock on the safe in LaRice's jewelry store was picked and a box containing watches left for repair was taken. The loss at LaRice's will be about $400. Eight or ten dwelling houses were broken into and more or less goods taken. Harry Riugling, one of the proprietors of the show, was also a victim, losing a fine $100 bicycle. Wuverly dispatch: A. L. Hull, agent of the Chicago Great Western railroad at Bremer, had an encounter with two masked robbers about midnight. They came upon him with drawn revolvers and ordered him to throw up his hands. Mv. Hull refused to obey their commands, whereupon they opened fire upon him. Notwithstanding that two of the shots took effeet, the plucky agent emerged from his oflice and undertook to grapple with his assailants, who, however, evaded his grasp and fled. One of the shots passed through his shoulder and the other into his arm. The robbers are supposed to be tramps. Ottumwa dispatch: Four men fatally injured and twenty men badly injured ^n.d a score of others scratched apd bruised was the result of a mine hprrpr at Hiteman in the mine of the Wapello "Coal Company. The most seriously injured are James Darby, frightfully cut about the head, one car cut off and throat cut in two places, cannot live; Don Coulson, head scalped, right leg and back broken, will die; Chas. Edmunds, both hips badly crushed, which produced par alysis, is probably fatally hurt; James Baxter, badly cut about the head and will lose sight of right eye, probably fatally injured. When the 200 men went down into the mine to begin work they boarded the train of twenty-five cars and tile trip down the incline to the men's rooms began. Hardly had the train got under headway when a coupling broke and twenty-three cars dashed at full speed down the incline. At a curve all were thrown from the track and piled in a heap. In the darkness to jump meant death, and the men were thrown into the mass of wrecked cars in frightful shape. Dubuque dispatch: The fact that hog cholera is curable has been demonstrated op the farm of the Dubuque Fruit and Produce company, where, under direction of Division Freight Agent Clemens, of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad, fifty- four put of sixty-two sick hogs were treated and saved. Last year 3,000,000 hogs died in Iowa of this disease. The agents pf the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad company have been using their remedy for over a year, and have succeeded in saving fi'lly 90 per eeet ot th.e bogs along the U.QQ pf U»#r road, Henri of Orleans and the Connt of ; Tnrln Fight Near Paris. ' PARIS, August 17.—The Count of [Turin and Prince Henri of Orleans jf ought a duel with swords at 5 o'clock a. m. in the Bois de Marechaux at Vancresson. The fighting was most determined and lasted twenty-six minutes. In the first assault Prince Henri was hit in the right breast, though the weapon did not penetrate the thorax. On the strength of the report of the doctors bhe seconds decided that the combat must go on. The second assault was stopped because the combatants came into close quarters. In the third assault the Count of Turin was hit in the back of the right hand, but the wound was slight. In the fourth assault Major Leontieff declared that the sword of Prince Henri was bent and stopped the engagement long enough to furnish the prince with a new weapon. In the fifth assault the combatants again got into close quarters and were immediately stopped, Prince Henri, in a counter blow, being hit in the right lower region of the abdomen. The doctors on both sides examined the wound and declared that Prince Henri was rendered by it clearly inferior to his antagonist. Major Leontieff and M. Mourichon proposed that the combat be stopped, and this was done by common accord. While his wound was being dressed, Prince Henri, raising himself upon the ground, extended his hand to the Count of Turin, saying: "Allow me, Monsigneur, to shake hands with you." The count quickly extended his hand. The condition of Prince Henri is as satisfactory as could bo expected. The doctors, after consiiltation, have expressed the opinion that no important organ was touched, but absolute rest is necessary for recovery. The cause of the duel was a severe criticism by Prince Henri of the conduct of Italian officers in Abyssinia. SHERMAN ANSWERS JAPAN. Still Scries of Another Added to the Letters on Hawaii. WASHINGTON, August 21.—Secretary Sherman has submitted to the Japanese government an answer to Japan's last note relating to the annexation of Hawaii to the United States. It is a reply to Japan's note of July 10, which up to that time had not been acknowledged. Mr. Sherman's answer is marked by its friendly expressions toward Japan, and gives special satisfaction in view of the somewhat strained relations resulting from the previous correspondence. Two features are brought out by the answer: It reiterates the position heretofore taken by the secretary of state as to the right and propriety of annexing Hawaii to the United States. With this, however, is included an assurance that the interests of Japan in Hawaii will be fully regarded. It also expresses satisfaction at the plan of arbitration between Japan and Hawaii on the question of Japanese immigration to Hawaii. PROMPTLY PUNISHED. Three Attcmpti to Blovr the City of Constantinople to Piece*. CONSTANTINOPLE, August 20.— Three bomb explosions were attempted or accomplished at different points in Constantinople, The explosions are attributed to the Armenians. A bomb ,-vas thrown just outside the police headquarters in the Para district. It failed to explode. Almost at the same moment an Armenian, whose name, it is believed, is Garvett. was arrested at the Imperial Ottoman Bank in the Galata district. He was carrying a package of explosives which he was trying to ignite. A third bomb was exploded in a private road between the vizierate (offices of the grand vizier) and the state council house. One man was killed and several others were injured. The explosion shattered windows in the vicinity and did other slight damage. There is a rumor that the bomb throwing is part of a widespread plot. The most abject terror prevails in the precincts of the palace. THE ASSASSIN GARROTED. Twelve Days Longr Enough for Justtci to Act In Spain, SAN SEHASTIAN, Spain. August 21.— Michael Angiollo, who shot and killed Prime Minister Canovas on August 8, was executed yesterday, being garroted in prison. After the reading of the death sentence, the condemned man was given in charge of the monies, who conducted him to the chapel of the prison, where, according to the Spanish custom, he spent the last twenty-four hours of his life in company with the spiritual advisers and the guards who had been detailed to prevent his escape. Senora Canovas requested the priest who gave extreme unction to her husband as he was dying from the assassin's bullet in the bath at Santa Agueda to visit Golli and assure him of her forgiveness. TO END BY ARBITRATION. Conference of Miners' Ofllclals and Operators May End Strike. PITTSHUHG, August 23.—With a conference in sight, the coal operators are hoping for the best. The hope is not very buoyant among many, with perhaps the exception of Col. W. P. Rend. He expresses himself pleased with the prospects of arriving at a satisfactory settlement, which, he said, depends entirely upon the officials of the United Mine Workers. President Dolan has returned from Columbus and announced to the operators' committee that he is authorized to fix a date for a conference between the Mine Workers' National executive board and the operators' association for the purpose of settling by arbitration, if possible, the great strike, World's Wheel Mile Record Hrokfin. LONDON, August 20.—At the Crystal Palace Platte Betts, the bicyclist, with a flying start covered a mile in 1 minute 37 3-5 seconds, beating McDuflie's world's record. BHAW AND MILLIMAN NOMINATED TO LEAD THE REPUBLICANS OF IOWA. First He|it Record Broken. CHICAGO, August 23.—In the race between Joe Patchcn and Star Pointer the first, heat was paced in 2:02, the fastest first heat ever paced. RAPIST Who As- Illinois Farmers Kill a Trump suulted One's AVIfe. CHICAGO, August Si.—An unknown man attempted to assault Mrs. Pauline Fenske, the wife of a German farmer livmtr in Schiller Park, a suburb of Chicago, and wns shot to death by the enraged husband and a posse of farmers. After dinner Mr. Fenske left his home and went to the farm about two miles distant. Soon after he left a strange man walked into the house and asked Mrs. Fenske for something to eat. The tramp siezed the woman and the terrified children fled from the house, and alarmed their neighbors. A posse of farmers headed by Mr. Fenske secured weapons and hurried back just in time to see Mrs. Fenske's assailant emerging from the house. Just as the tramp was entering a corn field he was shot in the back and 1 fell but emptied his two revolvers at his pursuers as he lay on the ground. They were unhurt and surrounding him, they literally riddled him with bullets. Turkish Homb Throwers. CONSTANTINOPLE, August 23.—The police of this city have arrested two Armenians, at whose residences they found two bombs. The prisoners confessed they intended to commit outrages by the use of these bombs at the Russian and German embassies. Manitoba Wheat. WINNIPEG, Man., August 23.—The Manitoba government crop bulletin places the total yield of wheat for this year at 21,284,274 bushels, or an average of 10.49 bushels per acre. Gen, Azcarragu to lie Premier. MADRID, August 22.—The queen regent has conferred the premiership upon General Azcarraga, who is also minister of war. The cabinet will not be modified. Lightning struck the home of Joseph Voorhees, at New Hackensack, N. Y., seven times within an hour, during a recent thunderstorm, St. Peter's, at Rome, required three and a half centuries for its completion; and while it was in course of erection forty-three popes reigned. The oldest poplar tree in France is Dijon. Authentic records show that it was in a flourishing condition in the year 733, nearly 1,300 years ago, The longest distance at which the tiijephowe is operated is between Bos- top and St. Louis, about 1,100 wiles. BREVITIES. New York dispatch: Associate Justice Stephen J. Field, of the Supreme Court of the United States, has broken the record for continual service on the Federal supreme bench, having servsd thirty-four years, five months and six days, one day longer than former Chief Justice John Marshall, whose record of service, hitherto, has been the longest of any justice since the establishment of the tribunal of last resort. A south bound passenger train on the Santa Fe road was held up near Edmund, Oklahoma, The robbers made an unsuccessful attempt to blow open the through safe. They finally left alter securing between S500 and $000 from the local safe. The job was done by half a dozen masked highwaymen. A charge of dynamite was placed beneath the Wells Fargo safe, but failed to open it. The passengers were not molested. A Washington dispatch says: Copsul General Lee in a report to the state department says that the $10,000 placed to the credit of the Cuban relief fund May 23 was equivalent to 10,975 Spanish dollars. This fund, which he says was expended with the greatest care and economy, is nearly exhausted. Fourteen hundred destitute Americans have been fed daily and provided with necessary medicines. It costs 9J.j' cents United States money for each person per day, or even less, for transportation is taken from the relief fund. One hundred and eleven persons have had transportation purchased for them to various points in the United States. About 95 per cent of the 1,400 destitute persons are naturalized American citizens, but they have resided in Cuba for a long time and their business is there. Many of them, the report says, do not speak English. A large number have never been in the United States, being the wives and children of naturalized citizens. Peace negotiations between the ambassadors of the powers and Tewfik Pasha, the Turkish foreign prime minister, are at a complete -standstill. This is due to a refusal of Lord Sails-, bury to allow a Turkish occupation of Thessaly pending a partial payment of the indemnity agreed upon. Michel Angiollilo, the anarchist assassin of Premier Cauovas, was tried by court martial a few days ago at Vergara, found guilty and sentenced to death. Upon hearing the sentence the prisoner turned deathly pale and had to be assisted from the court vpom. He will be garrpted m prison. Sahln Defeated tor Superintendent—Republicans Express Confidence In the Ticket. CEDATI RAPIDS, August 19.—The republican state convention was called to order at 10 o'clock yesterday morning- by Chairman McMillan, of the state central committee. Prayer was offered by the Rev. Dr. Barclay, of St. Paul's church, Cedar Rapids, and the Hon. Chas. M. Harl, of Council Bluffs, who had been selected as temporary chairman, was then introduced and addressed the convention. At the close of his remarks pandemonium reigned for fully five minutes, so well was the convention pleased with his remarks. Committees were then named. ThJ committee on resolutions was made up as follows: First district, James C. Davis, Lee county; Second, W. L. Roach, Muscatine; Third, S. M. Weaver, Hardinj Fourth, Thos. Upde- {rraff, ClHyton; Fifth, B. Murphy, Benton; Sixth, Judge 11. C. Traverse, Davis: Seventh, A. B. Cummins, Polk; Eighth, J. C. Mabrey, Appanoose: Ninth, Smith McPherson, Montgomery; Tenth, George Roberts, Webster; Eleventh, Geo. C. Scott, Plymouth. New members of the state central committee were chosen as follows: First district, II. O. Weaver, Louisa: Third, C. T. Hancock, of Dubuque; Fifth, W. D. Lee, Tama; Sixth, N. E. Kendall, Monroe; Seventh S. M. Leach, Dallas; Fourth. T. L. Greene, Fayette; Tenth, John ' T. Drupge, Hamilton. At noon the convention adjourned until 2 p. tn. Samuel Mahon, of Ottutmva, was mude temporary chairman of the convention, and after a brief address the convention proceeded to the nomination of a candidate for governor. W. E. Fuller, L. M. Shaw, A. B. Funk, J. B. Harsh, Matt Parrott, Jas. Harlan and A. T. Flickinger were placed in nomination. Byers and Cownie had withdrawn. The first ballot resulted: Flickinger 150, Harsh 198, Parrott 333, Fuller 181, Harlan 153, Shaw 244, Funk 298. The leaders made slight gains in the second and third ballots and on the fourth ballot Shaw was nominated as follows: Shaw 798, Parmtt 335, Funk 233, Fuller 107, Harsh 48, Harlan 30. For lieutenant-governor, J. II. Smith, of Linn county; B. F. Clayton, Geo. Van lloutcn, of Taylor, and J. C. Milliman, of Harrison, were placed before the convention. Milliman was nominated on the first ballot. Short addresses accepting the nominations were then made by both the candidate for governor and lieutenant- governor. For judge of supreme court, Chas. T. Leggett, of Jefferson; Charles M. Waterman, of Davenport; Ben McCoy, of Mahaska county; and Dan Ryan were named, and Waterman was nominated on the first ballot. C. L. Davidson, of Sioux county, was renomiuatecl for railroad commissioner by acclamation. 'Richard F. Barrett, of Osage, Mitchell county; Henry Sabin, of Clinton; J. W. Garber, of Pella, Marion county; and O. H. Longwell, of Des Moines, Polk county, were placed in nomination for superintendent of public instruction. Barrett was nominated on the first ballot. The report of the committee on resolutions was adopted by a standing vote, and the convention then adjourned. The platform willbu found in, another column. The state central committee was reorganized last-night by the re-eleution of chairman II. G. McMillan, N. E Kendall for vice-president and I. M. Treynor for secretary. MEXiC'O HARD HIT. Ejtchnnge On New Ifork Has Already Reached a Premium of 91.45. NEW YORK, August 21.—The Herald's City of Mexico special says: Exchange on New York has reached Si.45 p re . miura. In other words, it takes 82.45 of Mexican money to buy an American dollar containing less silver than the Mexican. This enormous depreciation of the Mexican dollar is ruining the the merchants. They are cancelling all orders for imports, and many will close their stores, as they cannot sell the stock on hand at a rate high enough to replenish them. They believe the price is unnaturally depressed, and is due to a conspiracy abroad. Meanwhile, home manufactures are booming, ns the depreciation of silver makes a high tariff wall. Coffee, sugar, tobacco and sizal hemp planters are prosperous, as they sell abroad for gold and pay their laborers in silver. Strange to say, the Mexican dollar buys as much goods as it-, ever did, except of the imported variety. The government is hard hit, as it has to pay interest on the foreign •lebt in gold. LAST RESORT OF STRIKERS. An Appeal of Miners to Join Them In tilt Movement, COI.UMHUS, O., August 21.—The National executive board of the United Mine Workers adjourned after having issued a call for a conference of organized labor to beheld at St. Louis, Aup- ust 30. The board rejected the proposition of the Pittsburg operators for a conference to arbitrate the wage dispute in that district. The board is ready to consider the overtures for the arbitration of the issues of the great strike only when these overtures come from all the operators in the competitive district, which includes Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. The board has decided not to deviate from the established policy until the result of the St. Louis conference is "known. The success or failure of the strike hinges on the St. Louis conference. MIDWAY POPULISTS. American AVomcii and Cuba. NEW YOKK, August 20.—Mrs. Julia Ward Howe has appealed to the pope in a letter asking him to interfere to save Angelina Cisneros, a Cuban girl, who is said to be about to be transported to the Spanish dungeon 01 Centra. Mrs. Jefferson Davis has written a letter to the queen of Spain making a similar request. Weyler Hasn't Quit. HAVANA, via Key West, August 20.-— Captain General Weyler denies thai he has resigned, or that he has any presentintention of resigning. Heavy rains are failing in all parts of the is> land. IOWA PATENT OFFICE REPORT. DES MOINES, August 18, 1897.— In the interests of inventors the Commissioner of Patents has promulgated the following: ATTORNEYS. An applicant, or assignee of the entire interest, may prosecute his own case, but he is advised, unless familiar with such matters, to employ a competent attorney, as the value of the patents depends largely upon the specification and claims. The office cannot aid in the selection of an attorney. An applicant may be represented by- Any person who at the date of approval of this rule is in good standing as a practitioner before the Patent Office; Any attorney jit law in good standing in any court of record in the United States or in any of the states and territories thereof; Any person of good moral character who shall show to the Commission.^ 1 of Patents that' he is duly qualified to act as attorney in the prosecution o( cases before the oflice. Our practice is not confined to Iowa. Inventors in other states can have our services upon the same terms as Hawk- eyes. THOMAS G. and J. RALPH Omvio, Solicitors of Patents. Kissing rarely occurs in Japan, unless between husband and wife. A mother does not cvan kiss her child. There are no cows, sheep or pigs in Japan. The Japanese do not drink milk, eat meat, or wear woolen clothing. Zemt King, of Fairland, Mich., made a vicious luck at a hog. He missed the animal, but struck a post, and broke his leg. Foo Fee. a Chinese laundryman in Niles, Mich., vidos a bicycle, and uses it when collecting or delivering bis wash, to liis patrons. Mlddlo-of-the-Road Men Meet and Name a Ticket. DES MOINES, August 20.—The middle-of-the-road members of the populist party met in Des Moines yesterday and named the following ticket: For governor, Charles A. Lloyd, of Muscatine county; for lieutenant-governor, B. II. Perkins, of Lyon county; for judge of the supreme court, J. A. Lowenberg, of Wapello county; for superintendent of public instruction, Capt, Win. Blaine, of Marion county; for railroad commissioner, L. H. Griffith, of Cass county. A. W. Kicker, of Iowa City, was temporary chairman and W. B. Emmersoii, of Atlantic, permanent chairman. The convention was addressed by Senator Peft'er and Abe Steinberg, of Kansas. A. W. C. Weeks, of Madison county; A.1H Reed, of Muscatine; and J. O. Beebe, of Lee, were named as the Iowa members of the national committee. Nebraska's Corn Crop, CHICAGO, August 20.—High officials of the Burlington road say that with good weather for ten days the corn crop of Nebraska would aggregate 250,000,000 bushels, and that if good weather continues until the middle of the coming month, the yield will be more nearly 400,000,000 bushels. Nearly every crib at railroad stations, it is said, is filled with last year's corn. The wheat crop of the state is estimated at 40,000.000 bushels. Sugnstu is Sagacious, MADRID, August 20.—Senor Sagasta, the liberal leader, is quoted as saying in an interview: "Even during Cun- ovas' time dissensions existed in the cabinet, and if they are continued, General Azcarraga will be obliged to decline to hold office. In any case, his cabinet is certain to be only a temporary one. I am ready to accept office, and, should I do so, I would apply reforms to Cuba in the widesf sense." Stelnirays Sell for SO.OOO.OOO. NEW YORK, August 20,—It is report- ad that the present members of the manufactxiring firm of Steinway & Sons have consummated a deal whereby the extensive business of the concern has passed into the hands of an English syndicate. The price paid was $0,000,000. In 1890 the real property of the firm of Steinway & Sons was assessed for taxation at $3,000,000 and the capital stock and the surplus at ^2,250,000. Filigree's Men Strike, DETROIT, August 20.—Governor Vin- gree's shoe factory has been tied up by a strike of bottomers. Seven hundred hands are affected. Trey demand an increase of pay. They decline the offer of the firnj to arbitrate, saying they always get the worst of arbitration. Cuban Filibusters, ATLANTIC CITY, August 20.—The fact has developed here that five Cuban filibustering expeditions have left this city within the past two or three months. In Hindostan, when the parents of a baby cannot agree upon a name, two lamps are placed over the names. The one over which the lamp is brighter is that which is chosen. During a recent rain storm at Leeds, N. Y., a shower of little white toads fell over an area of one hundred feet square. The ground of that spacer was literally covered with them. , Four-fifths of all the hail-storms, occur in the daytime. The largest organ in the world is in; the cathedral of Seville, Spain. It has 1 03 pipe.s and 110 stops.

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