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-. (-ft tHE 'MS IN IOWA THE OTM;M BES MOINEB: ALGONA IOWA. "• ^ * -^-"-^ ^"^ *** „- ........... .. —• .^ „ .^--...-, -;j.• ^-^n.Jis.-jay-j--w.U-^----!--.- --e.--JfajA. ^i^-a-i^L&fe^j-iAjs^^L—mA^-^mm—a—_»fahaim«IBB^ GLYCERINE EXPLOSION 3891 BENtON COUNTV GETS NOVAK. WILL NOT STOP THE CODE. ,—* JndfefcWaolson Refnaed Injunction Ashed by Callaghan & Co. DEs MoiSRS, Sept. 4.—Judge Wool<on in the federal court refused to grant the injunction against Freeman B, Conaway, state printer, and A. B. Shaw, his partner, and Emlin McClain, author of the annotations for the new code, to restrain them from publishing the new code, which Was brought by CallBghan & Co., of Chicago, on the ground that the annotations furnished by Mr. McCJain were partially taken from the old code in violation of a contract existing between them and Mr. McClain. Judge Woolson held that public expediency demanded that the code be published by October 1, as it would be. impossible for the courts and business interests of the state to know what the laws of the state were if the code is not published. DESTROYED BY FIRE. Out, HillBDoro, South of Ottumwa, Wiped I,oss 8BO.OOO. OTTUMWA, Sept. 4.—The business portion of llillsboro, a town of 1.000 people on the Sioux City, Fort Madison & Des Moines railway, south of Ottumwa, was wiped out by a fire which started at 5:30 a. ra. The total loss is 850,000. The fire originated in the cellar under the furniture store o S. W. Hough in an unknown manner. The principal losers are: C. P. Hoaglin, general store; J. V. Mickel- wall, general store: J. W. Pershiner blacksmith shop and carriage room; II. E. Rukairaber, hardware; L. G. Cooper general store and postoflice; S. W, Hough, furniture and Plummer, residence. ABOLISH THE POLL TAX LAW ' hotel; Mr, Alleged Marderer of Tfalfoi-d Turned Over at Tlnton. Sept. 2.—Frank A. Novak, he Walford murderer, has been turfc- d over to Benton county officials. There is no excitement or anticipation f trouble. A crowd of perhaps a iUndred persons met»the train, but tfovak, wiro was in irons, was at once lustled into a hack and driven to thri county jail, where he is now confined n the steel cage. He refuses to talk, other than to say that when the proper time arrives he will explain all and prove his innocence. Novak's return ,o Iowa has cost more than $10,000. but staling him in the face are terrible changes. While the evidence is purely circumstantial, no stronger :hain was ever woven. The taking out of the life and accident policies; the burning of the store building; the death of Edward Murray; the flighl to far away Alaska under an assumed name, all must be explained before the innocence of Frank A, Novak can be believed. One Keeommendntlon Made hy Commissioner O'Bleness. DES MOINES, Sept. 5.—Labor Com missioner O'Bleness has completed hi biennial report. It is the best am most interesting report ever made b that state department and contain the usual large amount of valuabl statistics. Mr. O'Bleuess makes se\ eral recommendations of importance in his report. lie recommends that the poll tax law be abolished, that a quarterly bulletin be issued by the department, that there be a state la ,v providing for guards around all dangerous machinery and that there 'oe a law providing for the inspection of boilers. SEVERE STORM. Damage in Washington County Amounts to 81OO.OOO to 815O.OOO. WASHINGTON, Sept 4.—A terrible hail storm and tornado visited the north part of Washington county and destroyed thousands of acres of corn. All the frv.it was blown clown, chickens were crippled and stock stampeded, though none were killed. Every window light in the north side of the houses was broken. The damage is estimated at from S100,000 to §150,000. Texas Fever In Cass County. ATLANTIC, Sept. 3.—John Baily, living in Washington township, has lost several head of cattle from Texas fever. Some time ago Wolf & Degen shipped a lot of cattle from western Kansas to Lewis and sold them to the farmers. Mr. Baily was one of the purchasers. He turned them in with the other herd and the natives soon became sick and many of them died. The veterinary was sent for and pronounced the disease Texas fever and quarantined the herd. It is learned that the cattle originally came from Texas and are branded "7D." This is the twenty-fifth place that the state veterinary has quarantined cattle of «that ;.brand. The disease does not affect Texas cattle, but is fatal to the natives. Iowa Christian Churches. OSKAI-OOSA, Sept. 4. -- The Iowa Christian convention selected Des Moines as the ' meeting place for the convention of August 20, 1808. The following officers were elected: President, Gov. F. M. Drake, re-elected; vice-president, H.'-O. Breeden, Des Moines; corresponding secretary, A. M. Haggard, Oskuloosa; recording secretary, I. N. McCash, Des Moines; treasurer, W. W. Williams, Des Moines; delegates to the national convention at Indianapolis, J. B. Burton, of Kellogg; Mrs. B. D. Holbrook, of Onawa; A. P. Lucas, of Creston; E. A. Castings, of Burlington. DERELICT BANKERS INDICTED Are Charged With Receiving Deposit When Institutions Were Insolvent. Sioux CITY, Sept. 0.—The grand jurs of Woodbury county returned two indictments against F. B. Uutchens ex-cashier of the defunct Iowa Saving Bank, and two indictments against E P. Stone, the missing cashier of the Sioux City Savings Bank, which closed its doors last fall. Both of thes< indictments came as a surprise to th people of Sioux City, as it had been supposed the criminal actions arisin from the failure of the banks in Sioux City last full were at an end. Both men are charged with the crime of receiving deposits at a time when they knew for certain that the institutions were in an insolvent condition. Uutchens is at present at the AVinne- bago Indian reservation in Nebraska, but has sent word that he will come to Sioux City at once and give himself up. ALL OVER THE WORLD WAR IN INDIA GROWS. Over 40 000 Native* Now, In the Field Against England. SIMLA, India, Sept. 3.—Farther ,ribal defections are reported to have ,aken place. The leaders of the Sharn- ozais and Silar/ais have .loined the native army with their followers, and here are now 40,000 tribesmen in "Khyber Pass ready to resist the British. The Ahkoond of Swat is a disciple of the Mad Mollah. He has previously opposed the British and is now inciting the Swatis to hostility. tonfidential military reports received liere say that .the IJeloochee militia are untrustworthy f.hd there is urgent need of reliable troops in place of them. The town of Gar/.abund, in Beloochistan, has been sacked by the rebellious tribesmen, and the native garrison and a number of travelers were murdered and robbed. The tribesmen are being pursued by British cavalry. EXPORTS LARGEST IN HISTORY. AngUht Broke the Kerortl— Year So Fur Shows ail Increase. WASHINGTON, Sept. !).— The figures )1 the exports of August from the United States shows an increase over the corresponding month last iyear of about 554,300,000. The domestic exports in July were 809,7.75,770. The exports'for the first seven months of the calendar year were 8539,943,870, against $500,572,005 for the first seven months of last year. The exports in agricultural products show a slight decrease during the period, while those of manufactured products increased. The exports of gold for July were $5,402,800, against 811,931,438 for July 1896, and the first seven months of this year, 830,590,071. against $54,022,048 for the corresponding period last year. The exports of silver for the first seven months of 1897 were §32,859,204, ngainst $30,035,550 last year. Two Men Killed and Property Damaged. MOXONGAJTELA, Pa., Sept. G.— By explosion of nitro-glyccrine two and a horse were killed and a buggy demolished. The bridge across Monogahela is badly damaged will have to be abandoned an men ie?y the and until repaired. ^ Windows in the vicinity were broken, and residents for a mile were awakened by the concussion. It is supposed the men had the glycerine in the buggy and a sudden jolt caused the explosion^ SEVEN And Seven More ARE DEAD. a Jtnlldine MAY HAVE WAR JAPAN. Not Inflnence, not 3.-A tnjnred In Collapse. GEBEVA, Switzerland, Sept. dispatch from Montreux says: An asylum for ,i.he insane in course of erection collapsed, burying a number of workmen. Seven are dead and seven seriously wounded have been recovered so far. _ _ _ _ Royalty Watched Armies. IlAMituKO, Sept. 5.— The emperoi and empress of Germany and the king and queen of Italy are here to ^attend the autumn maneuvers of the German array. _ _ _ . __ Itusslnn Compulsory Education. ST. PKTEHSiiuno, Sept. 3.— A special commission will meet shortly to discuss the introduction of universal compulsory education in Russia. _ Snow in Scotland. Sept. 0.— A snow storm Scotland aiid the Content With Hawaiian Tries to Steal Nlenrafftm Canal. WASHINGTON, Sept. 4.—Japan is content with interference with President McKinley's Hawaiian annexation policy and now has designs on the Nicaraguan cafial. According to semiofficial advices received from Nicaragua. Japan is secretly negotiating with the diet of the Greater republic of Cen- j tral America, which recently met in Salvador, for the construction of a Nicaragua canal, independent and in defiance of the Interests of influence of the United States or any other nation. If Japan can encompass it, according to Nicaraguan advices received here, she would like to obtain the abrogation of all treaty rights possessed by the United States in relation to inter- oceanic transit and the forfeiture of the American canal concession from Nicaragua, and would immediately make a treaty with the diet of the Greater Republic of Central America, giving her the control of the canal route through Nicaragua. It has been suspected in some quarters that England, which has always been anxious to acquire at least a joint control in the canal route, might be working collusion with Japan in the "dickering" with the diet now understood to be in progress, but nothing has yet come to the surface to indicate that she encouraged Japan in her move. WEBSTER DAVIS IN OHIO Mnfees ft Hit ai Orator ot the Day ^ Stenbentllle's Centennial. STEUBESVILI.E, Ohio, Aug. so A century ago to-day the first sale of town lots took place in this city. TO- day Steubenville celebrated. ' Never before in her history was there such a crowd of strangers within her gates Competent judges estimated the crowd at 60,000 people. Webster Davis.assist- has has swept over Grampien covered. hills were completely Drowned In Ills Sleep. MUSCATINE, Sept. 3.--While the steamer W. J. Young, Jr., was at New Boston an unknown man, who took passage at Oquawkn, was drowned. He seemed to rise suddenly from a sleep, and losing his balance, fell overboard into the river. Efforts were made to rescue him, but before the boat could reach him he sank down to death. BREVITIES. of Presi- GAS EXPLOSION. IOWA CONDENSED. The authpr of the Temple amendment, M. L. Temple, h'as been nominated by the republicans in convention at Osceola to again represent Clarke county in the general assembly. There was no opposition. Congressman D. B. Henderson, of Dubuque, has recently undergone another amputation of his leg. The amputation was made at the knee joint and was entirely successful. After the operation all the attending surgeons expressed satisfaction over its success and all were confident that rive Killed and a Largo Number Injured. INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. G.—Two frightful explosions of natural gas occurred at Broad Ripple, a, suburb six miles north. Fivo lire known to have been killed, and the seriously injured num- betwcen twenty and thirty. The business part of the town took fire and the largest buildings were destroyed. Indianapolis \v;;s called on for help and sent engines and doctors. The first explosion occurred in J. L. Watt's drug store from an unknown cause. Five were injured there and the building set on fire. Across the street was Odd Fellows' hall, underneath which was Pious Grcsh's grocery store. Seeing the fire spreading, Gresh and twenty- two other men were removing his ptock when a crushing 1 explosion occurred in this building. The walls were blown out and the upper floor fell in on the men. Five were taken out dead. The others were badly in- jjured, several fatally. Nearly everyone suffered a broken arm or leg. It is feared the widow dent Borda, of Uruguay, will become insane as a result of her grief caused by her husband's assassination. At a recent cabinet council at Madrid it was decided to summon the next class of 80,000 reserves, 27,000 of whom will be sent to Cuba and 13.000 to the Philippine islands. Bombay dispatch: Great relief is felt in official circles at the news that the tribesmen, who blocked Kohat's Pass have been dispersed. The dispatches from Pcshawur say all is quiet, though occasional shots are exchanged between advance posts and insurgents. Discontent among the agricultural laborers in central Italy has caused a second great strike for higher wages. Eight hundred strikers made an attack upon the police of Kieti, a town forty- two miles from Rome, and it was found necessary to call out the military, who were ordered to fire at the mob, which they did, wounding several of the strikers. Excitement is running high over a recent gold discovery near Mich- ipicotcn, on the north shore of Lake Superior, which has just been made public. The find is a wonderfully rich one, assays showing from $100 to 81,000 per ton. the samples being taken at random from the surface. The sale of a portion of the claim is now on the are advancing towards the center of the republic. the trouble of long standing is now at , Uruguay's Rebellion ' The 'coroner's jury, sitting on the LONDON, Sept. 5 -The Times' Mon- case of Mr. Walters, an old resi- tevideo correspondent says that the dent of Winterset, who was recently j rebellion in Uruguay is growing- and found dead in the woods, returned a , that the insurgents verdict of murder. Mr. Walters went to the woods on the afternoon previous to the day on which the body was found, ostensibly to gather plums. When his body was foxmd, following a search, it was thought at first he had died from heart disease, but a contusion on one side of his head was dis- Jail Delivery. Sept. l.—Four persons broke jail during the night, four of the number being recaptured. They broke an entrance through the cell ceiling to the loft above, which communicated with the residence portion. The noise as they passed through the halls resulted in tlieir capture. Hen- Meyers, a tramp, charged with ry burglary at escape. _ Stanley, macle good his Jlrs. Uelireu* Held. DAVEXFOKT, August 31. — After a preliminary hearing Mrs. Claus Bebrens has been bound over to the grand jury without bail on the charge of murdering her husband. Behreps died July 17, under suspicious Two JJ.uyw>jwrt Lulls IJrown. VENi'pivr, ; August 30. —Max Luchr, 13, (Slid Andrew Malcliau, aged were drpwjued in the Mississippi The i»ds wore out in a skiff, cjRps,teed, Both, bodies were covered and footprints leading away from the body were found. 4 At Burlington recently one of the boldest and most successful express robberies ever known in that vicinity was committed on the Adams Company by parties absolutely unknown* at present. A bag ° f silver containing $500 had been checked out to Express .Messenger Schroeder on the St. Louis . train leaving Burlington at 9:45 p. m. The coin was placed on the top of the express safe in the express office at the depot. While an employe was sitting within five feet of the sack it was taken from under his very nose without him knowing it, and its loss was unnoticed xintil some time afterwards. There is no clue to the thief. Gov. Drake has returned to his home in Centerville from Excelsior Springs. His three weeks' stay at the famous resort for sick people has added considerable improvement to his condition. He looks and feels better than at any time during the six weeks that have intervened since his accident at the capitol, but he is yet a long way from full recovery. He is weak and nervous as a result of a long confinement and his injured leg and hip will not allow any weight to be -placed upon them. The injury sustained in his fall is about healed up, but his limb is still stiff and sore. The governor's diabetic troubles are still a source of annoyance and fear, but on the whole he considers there has been considerable improvement. At Belle Plaine recently Police man Charles Warneek shot and killed llpbert Liddle, a mechanic 00 years ol age. Liddl.e had been drinking and was creating a disturbance at his home. The members ol the family pleaded with the oflicer to leave the old man to them, but lie insisted upon taking Liddle to the station. In the subsequent fipht he shot Liddle ant .then dragged the dying man to prison. The eon of the dead man tpok'ati oath over the body to avenge the killing, policemen were sworn in. to Literary Notes. The Hon. J. L. M. Curry, formerly our minister to Spain, contributes to the American Review of Reviews for September an estimate of the murdered premier of Spain, Senor Canovas dul Castillo, and his relations to modern Spanish politics. Tha midsummer woods with a Roadway Near Narragansett furnishes the principal color plate to the Art -Interchange for September. It is simply aud broadly painted, and shows intel- igent study of one of Nature's pleas-, ng moods. A group of Monachrome Indies of Classic Ruins for thu use of he china painter and general decora- ,or, the second. An article in the September number, )f McClure's that gives novel as well s timely information, is an account of Life in the Klondike Gold Fields," >y a man who lias himself had an im- )ortant share in it for years past. The proverbial "bad" man of the nines, it appears, is unknown on the iClondike, The miners there enter and wo'-k their claims, settle their disputes, and govern their affairs with- jut violence or lawlessness. How they .ive and how they work is very simply and honestly told. Harper & Brothers, New York, have recently issued a neat volume by John Fox, Jr., entitled "Hell fer Snrtain, and Other Stories." Of Mr. Fox's sketches of the people of the blue grass region and tho neighboring- mountains, Mr. James Lane Allen says: "For-he bus lived several years among tho native folk, has talked with them, studied them, and become himself their literary interpreter through his splendid work in the* magazines. So that, as a result of his gilts, his experience, and his aims combined, this form of the American short story should, under his control, be revealed for the first time in its entire fidelity to truth and nature." prevent a mob forming, and WarnecU, fearing suipmary punishment, lifts Departed apd cannot be IpyiBd, The average height of a full-grown inhabitant of the Andaman Islands is four feet. The natives of these islands are the smallest race of people in the world. In some Japanese villages, if a resident is suspected of thieving- practices, ho may be judged guilty by a majority of his neighbors and imprisoned or banished. John Huff, who died recently at liyden, Ky., at the age of 90, left a vast number of descendants. Among them are 78 grand-childron, 143 great- grand-olijldron, a,nd u great-great- tapis, the owners having been offered $100,000 by Montreal capitalists for it. A meeting- of merchants, which was largely attended, was held at Managua, Nicaragua, recently. Resolutions were adopted deploring- the present financial condition of Nicaragua and petitioning- the'government to place the country on a gold basis, estimating the present paper dollar or silver dollar at 30 cents, gold; asking the issuance of gold certificates in their places and at this valuation, and requesting the government to export and sell the present silver coinage of Nicaragua. The London Daily Times, in an editorial article on the wheat question, expresses thu opinion that the era of better prices is coming-, the long- period of depression caused by the constant addition of the acreage to wheat rendered possible by the extension of railways into new countries and the enormous increase in tonnage of steamships having- come to an end for the present. The area of accessible virgin soil is much reduced, the article says, and until the railways in Argentina and other wheat countries shall have been extended a pause in the increase of production may be anticipated. A St. Louis dispatch says: The conference of the labor leaders of the country, which has been in session two days, was productive of several sensational speeches and many resolutions, yet no decisive action was taken in the principal matter for which the gathering was summoned, the abolishment of government by injunction. The convention which had been announced as the last one of its kind to be held, while adjourning sine die, has merely postponed action on the matters before it for three weeks, as a call for a similiar conference to be held in Chicago, Monday, September 27, was issued. Resolutions denouncing government by injunction and calling for aid for the striking miners were adopted. A resolution was also adopted requesting President McKinley to call an extra session of congress for the purpose of defining- the authority of judges in the matter of injunctions. Oriental advices received by steamer state that a great earthquake occurred in Japan August 5. It lasted eight minutes and was followed by a tidal wave which swept up the rivers flowing into the sea. and ^caused great destruction. Up to August 10 it was known in Yokohama that over 5,000 houses were inundated or washed away. Between 200 and 300 pecple »re known to have been drowned and seriously injured. It was reported from flosoku that the coal mines there were flooded by t>he overflowing river, drowning over 100 miners. STRIKE SETTLEMENT IN SIGHT. Operators and Miners Agree Upon a Finiil IVHRO Scale to Kud Strike. COTATMBUS, O., Sept. 4.—The end of the great miners' strike is now in sight. The national executive board of the United Mine Workers of America agreed to recommend to the miners a proposition from the Pittsburg operators for a straight price of 05 a ton, to continue in force until the end of the year. A delegate convention of all miners who have suspended work has been called to meet in Columbus to act upon the recomendation. Crete IJlocksido to He liaised. CANE A, Island of Crete, Sept. 4.—In consequence of the firing of several volleys by Turkish irregulars at the Italian man-of-war Sardegna off Candia, the admirals of the foreign lleet propose to disarm the Turkish irregulars. If permission to carry out this measure is refused by Djevad Pasha, the commander of the Turkish forces in Crete, the admiral will demand his recall. It is also proposed to raise the blockade of the island, which is now considered useless. Germany After Franec. BEKI.IN, Sept. 3.—It is asserted upon reliable authority that the German government will demand from France an explanation of the dispatch sent by M. Meline, the French ambassador, in reply to the message of congratulation of the Alsace-Lorraine Society upon the recent signing of the Franco-Russian alliance, in which dispatch M. Meline expressed the hope orator of the day. When the cenlen- nial committee went to Washington some time ago to secure a speaker President McKinlcy said to them, "i regard Mr. Davis as one of the finest orators in the United States." The thousands who heard his address today will give the same testimony. Never was such a speech heard in this valley before. At times strong- men were weeping and again cheering his- tily as he paid glowing tribute to Steubenville's most distinguished son Edwin M. S'""ton, the great war secretary, and - he snoke of Presi. dent Wlllia ., cKinley as another son of Jefferson county, the cheering was so great that he could not proceed for some time. At the conclusion of his address, the vast audience arose and cheered him to the echo, while many climbed over the seats and f upon the platform to shake him by «ie hand, and it was impossible for some time to proceed with the other speeches on the program. Among those who climbed the platform was General Daniel E. Sickles, the battle scarred hero of Gettysburg. He was sitting in a carriage, and when Mr. Davis finished he seized his crutches, and, with the aid of General Anson G. McCook, was soon on the platform. Seizing the orator by both hands, he said, "That's the greatest oratorical effort I ever heard in all my life. I want you to.send me that speech," ANDRtWS' RESIGNATION. of reunion of Alsace-Lorraine with the French Republic. Foreign Wlient Shortage. LONDON, Sept. 5.—The Daily Graphic publishes a table comparing the available and prospective English wheat supply at the present time with that of September, 1800, showing a deficiency of nearly 200.000 quarters. It is inevitable, the Graphic says, that the rise in the price of. bread will bo maintained. Three Hundred Turks Arrested. Co.vsTAvriNoi'i.K, Sept. ',. —Nearly three hundred Turks have been arrested far supposed connection with the committee, of the young Turk party. Ilifatt Uey, until recently the councillor of the Turkish embassy in London, has been appointed Turkish minister to Washington, General I^ee Sails for New York, HAVANA, Sept. (i,—General Fit/.hug-li Lee, United States consul general, hi\s jjone to New York. He says his sudden departure has nosigniflcanoe, that he is simply availing- himself of u leave of absence.. , Havana dispatch: The sensationally victorious march of the Cubans under Gome?, and Maceo the entire length of the island in Martinez Campos' time, has just been duplicated by Quintin Banderas. This neg-ro war captain, than whom no Cuban of the colored race, excepting only Maceo, perhaps, 1ms won greater honors in the present struggle for independence, led 12,000 men from the eastern end of the island, where the patriots in arms are strongest, to the western end, where, since Maceo's death, the Cuban cause has not prospered so well. These 12/,000 penetrated into the provinces of MantanKas, Havana and Pinar del Rio, strengthening existing forces in each of those provinces to such an extent that the coming winter campaign may be expected to be even as disastrous for the Spanish arms as in the time of Maceo. Banderas says the march was effected with little or no molestation from the Spanish troops. Philip Julius, of Rossville, Ind., tried to alig-ht from a moving train, and lauded on his head. He has been insane ever since. A condemned murderer in an Ala- bama.juil has addressed this note to the governor: "I wish you would grant me a thirty-day respite. 1 am iihort on religion. Intended to get it last week, but was too busy. The sextuplet system of telegraphy, invented by Thomas 11. Dixon, of Henderson, Ky., by which siMnessages are simultaneously sent over a single wire, has been succnssfuUy tested 1 between Boston uud Buffalo. University Corporation Wants Him to Withdraw It. PROVIDENCE, R. I., Sept. 3.—The corporation of Brown University voted, after a long meeting to request President Andrews to withdraw his resignation as president of that institution. The request was embodied in a resolution expressing deep regret that it was tendered. The vote on the subject was practically unaminous and taken after reports had been made by nearly all the members of the corporation. In addition to this, the now famous protest of twenty-five of the faculty of Brown and a number of petitions including one from college professors and public men, asking- for the retention of President Andrews! were also presented and considered. The last named petition declared "that the influence of American universities and the interest of free thought and free speech under a just sense of accountability would be prompted by action on the part of the corporation that might naturally lead to the withdrawal of the resignation of President Andrews." A letter to the corporation from President Andrews was read, explaining his views on the silver question and stating- the position he had taken in reference to the request of the committee that was appointed last June'to confer with him. OHO Killed, Seventeen Hurt. SVKACUSE, N. Y., Sept. 3.—The New York vestibuled limited on the Delaware, Lackawunna & Western jumped the track at Ulodgett's Mills and plunged through the station building's. The locomotive, baggage car and two conches went entirely through the structure. A relief train left for Courtlaud, a wrecking train starting irom Syracuse. Mrs. J. H. McQuillan, of Philadelphia, was killed, and seventeen other passengers were injured, none fatally. The accident was due to a broken rail. IOWA PATENT OFFICE REPORT. DES MOINKS. September 1, 18D7. Every putt' of steam that escapes froin «• Steam engine is a waste of power that in the aggregate is enormous. To utilize'the expansive force of steam and reduce the minimum of j wasted energy and the friction ana ] wear of operative parts has been the efforts of inventors. A patent has been allowed to A. Watkins of Des Moines, for a compound rotary engine in which the steam passes through a plurality of chambers in whicti all expansive force is utilized so practically there is no los< of power through the exhaust p$rts and^all the operative parts work in concert to produce continuous rotary motion that can be applied to extraneous machinery. Mr. W. manifests his appreciation of our services .in the following manner: Gentlemen: I write to acknowledge my indebtedness to you for the kindness npu promptness with which you 'attended to the business connected with the granting of my patent. I also \yisU to express my admiration of, and my appreciation for your mechanical genius, and the keen insight which enables you to grasp in detail anything' w the line of intricate mechanism. I am, dear sir, yours truly, A. WATKINS. Valuable information about on- tuiniug, valuing and selling patents sent free to any pddress. THOMAS G. and J. RAI.PH Onwio, Solicitors of Patents. The average speed of typewriters who write from dictation is forty words a minute, or 2,400 words a» hour. In the British Museum are three flriely tempered Damascus sword* which are so flexible tha^ each can be '-urved until the point- touc handle. A new hair wash was being to the head of Mrs. Frances SainuelsonjJ nf Yorkshire, England, when the look fire, causing such frightful, burftll that she died. The chief ingvedie*" p the applicatipn was petroleum.

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