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TttE tPPEK DE8 M01NM8: ALGONA IOWA, WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 16. 1907. IN IOWA CORN CROP IS SUFFERING. Director Sage Talks of the Effect of the Hot Ware. DEsMoiNEB, Sept. 0.—Director Sage, of the Iowa Weather and Crop Service, has returned from a trip through the fcorthertt and eastern part of the state for the purpose of inspecting the corn' crop. He went out over the Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern and Iowa Central roads, traversing exactly the same country he went over before. His idea was to nscertain the effect of the recent hot weather on the crop. To a reporter he said: "Two weeks ago I went through exactly the same territory and found corn progressing as well as could be desired. It is true there were some evidences of need of rain, but on the whole the crop was in prime condition, the fields were green and the kernels were still filling out and the kernels multiplying. This time the fields present an almost solid expanse of dried out stalks and leaves. The weather has not been too warm, but it has been too dry, and as a result the crop has ripened in the pnst few days before it had an opportunity to mature. Many fields contain nothing but nubbins of corn, while in others the ear is of pood size, but the kernels have not filled out and lack the proper amount of nutritious matter. I presume the conditions I found in the territory I visited extend over pretty much the entire state, with the exception of the small areas visited by local showers." BRAVE OFFICER IS FREED. Celln Pliilne Marshal Acquitted of the Crime Charged. BEI,I/E PJ,AINK, Sept. 10.—The case of the-State vs. Charles Warnock, for the shooting of Robert Liddic, came to a sudden termination. After the state rested its case the defendant's attorneys made a motion to discharge the prisoner on the ground that the shooting was done in self defense, and for the further reason that the evidence failed to show.that the defendant ever shot Liddie. The motion the justice sustained. The evidence was just about the same as introduced before the coroner and did not change the case in any particular. PETITION FOR A PARDON. Man's Daughters Say They Convicted Him by Swearing: Falsely. LINEVII.LE, Sept. 10.—A petition is being circulated asking Governor Drake to pardon T. II. Sinclair, who was convicted of incest in this county and is serving a ten years' sentence in the Anamosa penitentiary. Accompanying the petition will be the affidavits of both the convicted man's daughters, stating the testimony which they «gave in the district court upon which their father was convicted was false. Sinclair has served three years of the sentence, and has full credit for good behavior. WORRY OVER MONEY. of Suicide of a Prominent Resident Atlantic. ATLANTIC, Sept. 10.—Andrew Jensen, 35 years of age, committed suicide by taking strychnine, or some similar poison. Ills body was found near the entrance to the pasture, where he had taken his cows after breakfast. Despondency over being in arrears on making payments on his residence property and being ordered to vacate the same is the reason assigned for his suicide. He leaves §3,000 life insurance to his wife and two children. THIRTY MINERS ESCAPED. A Five Thousand Dollar Coul Mine Fire at Oskaloosa. OSKAI.OOBA, Sept. 11.—The engine house and top works of Long's coal mine were burned, entailing a loss of 55,000. Henry Long owns the property, and Coons and Risuey were lessees. There was only S350 insurance. There were thirty men imprisoned in the time, 1mtthey escaped injury. Alleged Eltlon liank Robbers. OTTUMWA, Sept. 11.—"Buck" Murray, the first of the Kldon bank robbers to be tried, was iound guilty. The second trial of Jesse Hamilton, of Chicago, whose former trial caused such a sensation, has begun. Stevens the city marshal of Eldon, who confessed to instigating the crime, will be tried last. He will plead insanity. Has @5O,OOO Hurled in Kettles. PuiiuquK, Sept. 10.—Conrad May, a former wealthy farmer of Grant count}', Wisconsin, but now living in Dubuque, has had trouble with his wife, and was required to pay the costs of a suit for divorce and alimony besides. He was stubborn and refused to pay. Being pressed, lie admitted he had 850,000 buried in two kettles in Grant county, Assaulted by Jiurglars. DUBUQUK, Sept. JO.— L. R. Brown, of JGpworth, was awakened by burglars, who demanded his money. He succeeded in driving them from the room, but was badly hurt. bumitor A. Ureulcs Itceord. OSKAJ.OOSA, Sept. 0.—The attendance at the second day of the Mnhaska county fair was 4,000. Tho sensation of the day was the breaking of the state record on a half inilo track by Senator A. Ho went a- mile in 3:111-4, which is 3 \-'.l seconds less than the State record, Hovere Heiilouee. Ei/PORA, Sept. 10.—Sheriff SlJtterer Jeft for Anamgfsa with the two twrups lylio were convicted of shooting prakeman JIarry Header. TheyVjot V«n. years ut Jmrd labor in vie ASSAULTED BY A BIQ DOC. Jlri. trtvtn If. Wood, of Siott* City, Die From Her Injtiriei. Sioux CITY, Sept. 10.^-A large St. Bernard dog made a ferocious attack upon its mistress, Mrs. Irwin W. Wood, as she was returning home for the night. The woman is now confined to her bed, and her lacerated body and limbs are swathed in bandages. It is feared that the wounds will result seriously, and as it is, the woman is in a very critical condition. This is the second time the vicious beast has assailed Mrs. Wood. Two weeks ago it jumped on her without any warning and bit her badly in the arm. This time it first took her by the ear, and its she turned to. protect herself it bit her severely about the neck, nearly severing the jugular vein, arid on the body and limbs. She was rescued by a young woman who occupied the next room. BLOW UP IOWA MINE SHAFT Rathbnn Is the Scene of a Dynamite Kxploslon. CnNTERvn.LE, Sept. 12.—Unknown parties tried to blow up the air escape shaft of the Star Coal Comoany's mine at Rathbun, near Ccnterville, with dynamite. A charge of the explosive was fastened to the ladder close to the shaft mouth and set off with a fuse. The charge was not as heavy as anticipated, and the explosion was not forcible enough to do much damage. The perpetrators have not been discovered, but it is said a discharged miner is suspected. Had the dynamite charge been heavier, the destruction to property would have been enormous. The Star mine employs 250 men and is owned by the Strcator Coal Company, and is one of the largest in the country* The plant is now tinder detective surveillance. WERE RACING WITH TEAMS. Several Persons Seriously Injured at Geneva. GENEVA, Sept. 11.—As the result of running horses several persons were severely injured north of town. Two accidents occurred. One open buggy containing eight persons was overturned, and a team attached to a three-seated rig plunged over a high embankment with six occupants. The injured; John McCullough. wrist broken; Mrs. McCullough, arm broken, head and face injured; Frank Hayes, shoulder blade broken. The other occupants wore severely bruised. Balloonist Nearly Killed. VINTON, Sept. 11.—"Prof." Burnett, the balloonist, fell 150 feet here. His body struck in a corn field, where the ground was fairly soft, and this alone saved him from an instant death, lie, was unconscious, and for a time it was believed he was dead, but physicians were hastily summoned and after an examination they announced that no bones were broken, but that they feared serious and possibly fatal internal injuries. Found Napier Not Guilty. Ai-niA, Sept. 12.—The jury in the case of the state of Iowa vs. James Napier, charged with intent to commit murder, returned a verdict of not guilty. On the 28th of last July, while Bert Kirkman was mowing grass in a field, someone shot him in the back, inflicting a serious wound. Napier was placed under arrest and indicted by the grand jury for the crime. • IOWA CONDENSED. Another sensetion has developed in the Mitchell county treasury defalcation case. Some person or persons broke into the county treasurer's office and vault and burned and destroyed a large part of the records. It is supposed to have connection with the recent Sr^OOO defalcation which was discovered under the Pelton regime. Pelton was killed by a bull about six weeks ago. His son was three weeks ago nominated for treasurer, but as soon as the shortage was discovered withdrew from the ticket. The board of supervisors put an expert at the books, but the burning of the records covrs up all hopes of f errctting out the matter. A reward of $2,100 is offered for the arrest of the person burning the records. Iowa Falls dispatch: The presence of Attorney General Remley in lowu Falls recalls the investigation instil it- ed last winter by the legislature of the census frauds in which Secretary McFarland was entangled. Mr. Remley, while in the city, was closeted with Hon J. II, Funk, who was chairman of the house committee on the investigation. The two gentlemen went over the evidence taken before the investigating committee last winter with tv view to using it in iv suit now pending against tho ex-secretary of state for misuppropiution of funds in connection with the last state census. It is rumored that after the trial of the suit now pending the testimony will be turned over to the Polk county grand jury with a view of indicting tho ex-secretary for perjury, alleged to have been committed while testify-, ing before the legislative committee. William M. McFarland, former secretary of state, has filed in the district court of Polk county his answer to the charges of fraud in office that have been made against him. He denies in general and in particular every thing that is charged and suj r s that tho census enumeration was made, not by him, but by the state executive council. Everything was done, he says, iii good faith by the council, and there \yas no fraud in any part of the proceedings. If there had been, the council, and not he, would have been wholly uud cpmpletely responsible. ALL OVER THE WORLD DEPUTIES KILL MANY MINERS'. In Blot Between Strikers and Officers Pennsylvania. HAZELTON, Pa., Sept. 11.—The strike situation reached a terrible crisis on the outskirts of Latimer yesterday, when a band of deputy sheriffs fired into an infuriated mob of miners. The men fell like so many sheep, and the excitement since has been so intense that no accurate figures of the dead and wounded can be obtained. Reports run from fifteen to twenty odd killed and forty or more wounded. One man counted thirteen corpses. Four other bodies lie in the mountains between Latimer ami Hnrleigh. Those who were not injured carried their dead and wounded friends into the woods and estimate is baffled. The strikers left Hazel ton to march to Latimer to get the miners to come out. Sheriff Martin learucd of their intentions and accompanied by seventy deputies headed the miners off. He read the riot act to them and then, according to his story, he was violently assatilted. Thereupon he gave the order to fire. The strikers deny that they assaulted the sheriff, and declare they only attempted to pass on to the mines. Sheriff Martin bears no marks to prove that he was assaulted. The hasty action of the sheriff is condemned by all classes of citizens. One meeting attended by coal operators and prominent citizens urged the governor to call out the militia, while at another meeting, attended b5' thousands, the sentiment was against calling out the militia, However, the governor ordered the Third brigade to mobilize at Ilazclton and ordered tho First brigade to hold itself in readiness. HA/CI.ETON, Pa., Sept! 13.—It is now certain that twenty men were killed and forty wounded by the deputies, and five of tho wounded will. die. Warrants have been issued for the arrest of Sheriff Martin and his deputies. The 1,500 workers in the Latimer mines have quit work and joined the strikers. YELLOW FEVER SCARE. People of Southern Mississippi No Longer Fear Its Spread. WASHINGTON, Sept. 9.—Surgeon General Wyinun says the yellow fever situation looks decidedly more hopeful. No new cases are reported to him, although the newspapers report three new cases at Biloxi. NKwOnr.KANS, Sept. 9.—Mayor Harry Howard has issued a proclamation to the people of Biloxi announcing three cases of yellow fever and three suspects. He says they are all isolated. The residents of Back Boy have appealed to the council of Biloxi and the quarantine will be raised so that they may secure supplies. JACKSON, Miss., Sept. 7.—Governor McLnurin has just received a telegram from two members of the state board of health who went to Ocean Springs to investigate the yellow fever scare. They say: "After a most thorough investigation in every conceivable light, it is the unanimous opinion of representatives of Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi state boards of health arid the marine hospital service, that the fever now prevailing in Ocean Springs is yellow fever." The state board of health has decided to enforce a rigid quarantine against Ocean Springs and Biloxi. It will also be enforced against the watering- places on the gulf coast. MINERS' STRIKE IS SETTLED. Workmen Finally Vote to Take the 05 Out Offer. COLUMBUS, Ohio, Snpt. 13. The great miners' strike, which started ou •luly 4, has been brought to an end. so far, at least, as western Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and West Virginia are concerned, by the action of the interstate convention of miners. After a day of voting and wrangling, the convention adopted a resolution accepting the proposition of the Pittsburg operators. The vote was 495 for aiu\ 317 against accepting the terms of settlement. The resolution adopted is as follows: "Resolved, That we, the miners of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, in convention assembled, do hereby agree to accept the proposition recommended by our national executive committee, vix.: 05 cents per ton in the Pittsburg district and in all places in above named states." In tho Soudan, LONDON, Sept. 11.—The Daily Mail's correspondent at Cairo says it is rumored there that the advance of the Anglo-Egyptian columns under Gen. Sir Herbert Kitchener to Khartoum will be delayed until January, owing to l-.iek of funds. The troops meantime will be concentrated at Berber. Mile Itccont Jiroken. LONDON, Sept. 10.—At the Crystal Palace, the bicyclist, Stock, with a flying start, covered a mile in 1:35 7-8, beating the record for that distance. A shadowy ghost, said to have just come from the realms of shade, made its appearance at a spiritualistic meeting in fit. Paul. A doubting lady jabbed a hatpin into the ghost's leg, and the meeting became as lively as a circus. Tho ghost roared "Murder!" and threw iu a few curse words. Madisou Johnson, a colored man, of Columbus, Ohio, has just had a new pair of shoes made for himself, and they are whoppers. The size is No. 32, they are sixteen inches long 1 , six inches wide, and each shoe weighs seven and one*half pounds. Johnson's height is, eight feet, seveu inches. MAY CIRCUMVENT US. England May Rnln Nlcnragnn Canal by Taking Panama Franchise. NEW YORK, Sept. 10.—The World's Washington special says: The cable advices from Colon to the effect that the franchise heretofore held by the French company for the construction of a ship canal across the Isthmus oi Panama has been transferred to the government of Great Britain, have created a sensation here. Officials and those closely interested in the Nicaraguan canal project frankly admit that if the transference has really been made it will effectually prevent^ the United States from controlling the proposed interoceanio waterway and render the building of the Nicaraguan canal useless. At the same time it is not generally believed that the concession held by the French company has been transferred to the government of Great Britain. It is considered possible that an English company has purchased the rights of the French company and may continue the work now in progress, but that the Britisli government has assumed control of the project is not credited. ENGLISH SILVER CONCESSION. Intense Incitement Over Move of Bank of KnK'and. LONDON, Sept. 13.—The announcement of the Times that the directors of the Bank of England consented to hold one-fifth of the bank reserve in silver has caused much excitement on the continent. The governor of the bank of England, Albert George Sandeman, questioned by the Associated Press, refused to confirm the report. From other Batik of England officials, however, U is learned thut the article was probably written at the instance of the government to ascertain the temper of the people on tho subject before; giving a final answer to the United States monetary commission. REVOLUTION IN GUATEMALA. Brother of the President Killed—Strict Censorship. SAN JOSE, Guatemala, Sept. 13.—The censorship on all messages from Guatemala is very strict. A brother of President Barrios and the wife of Senor Jefe Do Tolitioo have been killed. The Plaza Sun Marios has been taken possession of by the revolutionists. Corbctt Will Fitfiit. WIIEEMNG, W. Vn.. Sept. 11.—Ex- Champion James J. Corbett, received a telegram from Chicago informing him the Northern .lulane Club, of New Orleans offers 520,000 for a contest between Corbett and Fitzsimmons. Cor- betb authorized the Associated Press to say he accept the offer. Brewery Boiler Kills Many. VIENNA, Sept. 13.—By an explosion of a boiler in a brewery at Hoenstaedt eleven were killed and many injured. BREVITIES. The secretary of state for India has invited tenders for Indian bills, payable in six or twelve months, at the option of the holders, to the amount of 813,000,000. A Brussels correspondent announces that the governments of Belgium and Holland are about to conclude a defensive treaty. Fear is expressed tho correspondent says, that Belgium will be the scat of war between France and Germany. At Barcelona recently the chief of police and assistant chief, who directed the investigation into the Barcelona bomb outra;~' % s, were shot and seriously wounded by a supposed anarchist, who was subsequently arrested. The man •arrested for the shooting of the two police officials is a native of Barcelona, but he belongs to the Paris group of anarchists. Jlis name is given as Barril. When questioned regarding his attempt to assassinate the two chiefs he admitted ho was an anarchist, and that he had been expelled from Spain in 1895 for hissing the Spanish flag. The prisoner is well educated. When Barril was searched, an important document of a compromising nature was found upon his person. A London cable says: The World's special inquiries throughout Ireland fully corroborate the alarming pedic- tions recently cabled of the failure of the harvest and consequent impending famine. Cries of warning to the government are arising in crescendo scale from all parts of Ireland. They are not confined as in former years of distress to the congested districts on the western sea board. From Mullinger one of the most prosperous parts of the midlands, a correspondent telegraphs: "The crops are now irretrievably destroyed. It will be impossible for the farmers to make anything out of their cereals this year, as they are quickly rotting. In the churches prayers for fiue weather have been re- citc'd and if a change does not come 'immediately, crops might as well be left to manure the ground." From County Wexford, noted as one of the richest in the country, the tidings are: "The green crops may be described as a gigantic failure in County Wexford this year. The potato crop is only fit for feeding cattle." At the New Jersey Athletic iClub carnival, a few days ago Wefers, of Boston, again defeated Rush, of Iowa, Maybury, of Wisconsin, and Buck, of New York, in the 100 yards dash. Rush came in second. Another big Cuban filibustering expedition landed a few days ago near Marie], Pirnir Del Rio, about twenty- five miles west of Havana. The ship, bearing arras., ur.nmunibion and stores for the rebels, .was met by a large party of insurgents, and it is believed the munitions were safely transported to the rebel camp, in spite of tho vigilance of the Spanish troops. TRRIBLE WRECK IN ARCTIC SEA. Forty-two of a Ship's Crow "of Fifty-one Lost. SEATTLE, Sept. 13.—Just before the steamer Cleveland left St. Michaels, the survivors of a most disastrous wreck, in which forty-two men lost tlieir lives, reached the island. Only nine live to tell the tale of one of the most terrible trips ever taken in Arctic waters. The steam whaler Nava- reh, of San Francisco, cruising in Arc- waters got caught in an iceberg. The particulars of the fearful loss of life that followed the unfortunate ship were not obtained by either passengers on the Cleveland nor her crew. As much of it as they know is contained in the brief summary of a few additional facts. After the steamer became jammed in the ice, there must have been part of the crew who tried to get out by working their way across the ice. There was thirty-one of these perished. Eleven mors froze to death on the boat, leaving nine survivors. A Universal Money Standard. BIRMINGHAM, Eng., Sept. 10.—At a meeting of 250 delegates to the Trades Union Congress, in session iu Birmingham, a resolution was adopted declaring "that the best interests of labor and productive industry imperatively press for an international settlement of the monetary question by means of the restoration to par of exchange between gold and silver money, so as to provide a common standard of values throughout the world. This meeting of representative trade unionists earnestly urges the government to carry out its pledges to parliament on the subject in a hearty, liberal spirit in the present negotiations for an international acreement." Monetary Commission. INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 10.—II. H, Ilanna, chairman of the executive committee of the monetary convention that met in Indianapolis last January, announces that nine of the eleven members of the monetary committee that were to be chosen have accepted and authorized the publication of their names. The following are the names of those who have accepted: George F. Edmunds, Vermont; Clias. S. Fair- chil'i, New York; Stuyvcsant Fish, New York; Stewart, Patterson, Pennsylvania: T. C. Bush, Louisiana; J. \\. Fries, North Carolina; George E. Leighton, Missouri; Robert S. Taylor Indiana. Xo Franco-Russian Treaty. LONDON, Sept. 10.—The Daily News Berlin correspondent says it is alleged on the authority of reliable sources at St. Petersburg that no written alliance between France and Russia exists, and that not even a verbal treaty was made, for the military convention was of an earlier date. The czar used tho phrase "allied nation" in response to the urging of M. Hanotaux that unless something of the sort was said the French ministry would be overthrown on. President Faure's return to Paris. English Paper AVarns America. LONDON, Sept. 10.—The Daily Mail, in an editorial on the reported preparations in the United States for a fight with Spain, warns the American government and the Americans that they had better content themselves with writing warlike articles and firing Fourth of July fireworks instead of running into ba'ttle with "stupid Europeans who mean business and fire real bullets." The Indian War. SIMLA, Sept. 13.— It is,reported that the Afridis are collecting in Bnsen valley to attack Bara or Jamrud. Afridis were seen by Col. Richardson's flying column returning from Khyber Pass with 150 dead. They left 300 dead behind ti'em. Thirty Killed by an Explosion. JoiJANNKSuunci, Sept. 13,—An explosion of dynamite took place in the magazine of the George Gooch mine, causing terrible havoc. Five white men and twenty-five Kaffirs are known to have been killed. IOWA PATENT OFFICE REPORT. DES MOINES. Sept. 8,— Patents have been allowed, but not issued, as follows: To R. Thompson, of Fertile, Minn., late of Colesburg, Iowa, for an oil can and support adjustably connected so the can can be retained at any elevation desired relative to a lamp, us required to allow oil to flow from the can into tho lamp. To E. A. lloopes, of Des Moines, for an ornamental head for stringed instruments in which all the gearing devices for adjusting the pins are contained and concealed and mechanism for regulating the tension of the strings. To E. C. and J. O. Smith, of Newton, la,, for a mill for cutting grain in place of crushing and grinding- it. A-plurality of straight edged cutters are fitted in slots that extend radially from end to end of a rotating 'cylinder and mechanism is provided for adjusting all the cutters simultaneously relative to tho axis of the cylinder and a fixed straight edged cutter to which the grain is automatically fed from a hopper. Our practice 'is not confined to Iowa. Inventors in other states can have our services upon the same terms as Iluwkeyes. THOMAS G. and J. RALPH Onwio, Solicitors of Patents. A race boat made of hardened and polished cement has been invented by an Italian named Gabe.llini. Steel bars one-third of an inch in diameter form the frame, and on this is a thin wire netting. Tho netting is then lightly covered with cement. Some buildings on a large sheep pasture near Clondman, Cal., took fire from a locomotive spark. A later train ou thu same road was ht;ld up by the owner of the sheep pasture, who', rifle in hand, compelled the traiimu'ii to assist in extinguishing tho flr«. A tax of ten dollars is levied ou every tobueeo-chewiucr member of tho Methodist Church ut, Albcrtsville, Ala. BRYAN Twelve Persons Rm e d, Bnt He fe Without Injnry E * C8 S>«4 EMPOBIA, Kas., Sept. O.-ODO oft),. worst wrecks, in the history O f S " Santa Fc railroad occurred three mY east of Emporia at about 7-30 Twelve or fifteen persons were and as many more were badly The fast mail tra'n going east . Mexico * California expre >' bound, collided head on. The Me ' & California express was pulled by t»°' locomotives, and when they strn T the engine drawing the fast i na! l th i boilers of all three engines explode! and tore a hole in the ground so that the smoking cars of the s bound train went in on top O f tl engine and two mail cars balance! there without turning over. engineer of the west-bound train received ohlers to meet the fast mail] at Emporia, and was making up w time. These two are the fastest tt-aiJ on the Santa Fe system, and the eastbound train must have been running I at a speed of at least forty miles an hour. The west-bound train carried seven or^eight coaches, and its pas .| sengers included many excursionists, who had been to hear Hon. W. j Bryan speak at the county fair Burlingame. Mr. Bryan himself was! on the train, but was riding in the rear Pullman some 400 feet from thj cars which were wrecked. Mr. Lryaj helped to carry out the dead ana wounded, and gave the greatest nttej. tion to their care. One poor fellow who was badly maimed called to J[ r , Bryan and said: "I went to hear yon to-day; I am dying and want to shake I jour hand and say God bless yon. J| you possibly can, Mr, Bryan, get me a drink of water." Mr. Bryan went] into tho fast mail car, one end o! which was burning, and came out with the drink, which lie gave to the suffering man. TWENTY-FIVE ARE DliAD. Bart Wreck On tho Rio Grande Kond a | Newcastle, Colorado. NEWCASTLE, Colo., Sept. 11.—A Denver & Rio Grande passenger train, west-bound, collided with a Colorado Midland stock train going east, neat Newcastle, wrecking both engines and sever.il cars of each train. Fire broke ] out in the ruins and the mail, bajrgage and express cars, smoker, day coach and tourist sleeper were burned. A number of passentrers were not k'lled outright, but were pinned in the wreckage and perished in the flames, There were two hundred passengers** It is estimated that twenty-five were killed, and as many more bruised, scalded and burned, of whom six or more are likely to die. The trains collided on a curve round the mountain and there was no opportunity to -even slacken speed. Blame is laid ou the conductor of the stock train. TERRIBLE FOREST FIRES. millions of Feet of laimber Destroyed In Wyoming 1 . BUFFALO, Wyo., Sept. 11.—The forest fire which has bpen burningtwo or three weeks in the Big Horn country continues unabated, and is spread- ng rapidly, fanned by the high gale, Already twenty miles square, reported to have been covered with millions o£ feet of timber, har, been destroyed, Settlers fought the fires until forced to give up. There is no prospect of rain. Unless something is done by the government there is no limit to the loss which may be sustained. Peace in Uruguay. MONTEVIDEO, Sept. 13.—It is an- jounced the pence policy hns been concluded 'between the government of Uruguay and the Uruguayan insurgents, through the mediation of Dr, Ratmires, who has returned from the insurgent camp with the conditions of peace. Xo More Anarchists Wanted. LONDON, Sept. 11.—In response to requests from the United States authorities, Scotland Yard has been directed to furnish information to the United States authorities when anarchists are known to be embarking for the United States. Havana dispatch: Horrors accumulate in Cuba. Besides those persons slain by machete or bullet, pestilence is claiming its victims by the hundred, and starvation daily adds to the alarming mortality. During August 500 persons died in Guines alone from epidemic diseases. All of tho victims, with one exception, were Cubans. The rate of mortality among 1 the refugees is terrible and the same is true regarding the troops. The mortality due to yellow fever, malaria and dysentery is excessive.' It is estimated that thirty-seven out of every thousand «ick soldiers in tho hospitals throughout the island die. It is stated that from twenty to twenty-six deaths occur on each of the steamers which carry sick and disabled troops from Cuba to Spain. The bodies of those who die en route are thrown overboard. Three deaths occurred on one of these steamers recently before she left port. With the aid of his dog, W. C. Woodward tried to drive his seventeen cows home. The whole herd, with lowered horns, made a dash for the dog 1 , 80.4 the animal tied to its master. Mr- Woodward was knocked, down and severely trampled by the enraged cattle. Dr. Tyler Hull, of Dimondalc, Mich-, contracted blood poisoning, and wits so certain of a fatal result that he refused medical assistance. At li'S request, a large mirror was placed U* the foot of the bed, so that he mif[h* witness his last struggles, and he diet* with his eyes steadily gazing 1 ia the glass.

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