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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 22, 1897
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Ttttt UPPER MSB M01NE8'. ALGONA tOWA. WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER.22,J897. THE NEWS IN IOWA WILL PAY $5OO REWARD. i frame Kern'* Mnrdcrer 1I«» Xot Vet Been Bl»co<-*f«ct. WAVERI.Y, Sept. IS.—Sheriff Parrott has offered a reward of 8500 for the apprehension of the murderers of .Tcrome Kern. L"p to the present time it has been impossible to solve the riddle successfully, and the sheriff has taken this means to assist him in discovering who the guilty parties are. Kern was found dead in the woods here recently. ROLLER MILL BURNED. thrlTing Industry nt Atocn Snccntnh* to the Flames. AvocA, Sept. 10.—The Avoea Roller mill was destroyed by fire. The mill was valued at several thousand dollars and is a complete loss, with the exception of the engine and boiler. Three thousand bushels of wheat were burned up. The fire originated in the cellar. The mill and wheat are fully severed by insurance. Kditor Suea for Slander. WAUKOX, Sept. 17.—Editors usually occupy the position of defendant in slander cases. All general rules, however, have their exception. Editor May, of the Waukon Standard, has brought an action against Kev. Ferguson, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church at Waukon. in which he asks damages against the pastor for slanderous words, which he alleges were spoken of and concerning him by the said pastor, to the said editor's damage in tlic sum of Sn.OOO. Thorpe Depot Kobbeil. MAXCUESTBK. Sept, 17.—The depot at Thorpe station, on the Chicago Great Western railway, was robbed of a package of money containing about 8150. The agent put up the package to be sent by express, and when the train came the package was missing. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a suspected party, but at present there is no clue as to where the inoncy_has_gone. Most KemarknMe Man Dead. MASON CITY, Sept. 10.—James Blake is dead, at the age of 07 years. He was the oldest man in northern Iowa. He shook hands with Lafayette on his farewell visit to America and voted for Monroe. He had been married four times, had i!7 children and over 200 grandchildren, and was for SO years an inveterate smoker. Itmehart Will Case Settled. Sioux CITV, Sept. 17.—The famous Rinehart case has been settled out of court. Henry Rinehart died a year ago, leaving an estate of several hundred thousand dollars. He planned to divide his property equally among his heirs, but family troubles induced him to alter his will shortly before his death. A contest promptly developed. Hamilton la Cleared. OTTUMWA, Sept. 17.—Jesse K. Hamilton, formerly bar tender at Chicago, was acquitted of complicity in the robbery of Bradley's bank, at Eldon, last January. Hamilton was not accused of active participation in the crime, but charged with receiving and delivering- telegrams among the principals. STtELE SHOT IN SELF-DEFENSE Defendant In Aiblfc JWnl-der C«»* *«!!» Mia Story. AI.BIA. Sept. 37.—The defendant in the Steele murder case. John G. Steele. testified in his own behalf. He is ">'< years of age. He told a straight story and was not at all disconcerted by the prosecuting attorneys. He said Jacob Werner Avas digging a ditch by the railroad track that -would drain water onto his (Steele's) land. He said: "I asked him not. to do so until the question was settled by the trustees. He swore at lae and said he would blow my brains out. He then grabbed his g-un and threw it up to his shoulder and fired at me. I then shot him. He died in a few minutes." CONTINUANCE FOR DICKERSON Atlantic M»n Kerape* Trial In September Term. COUNCIL BLUFFS, Sept. 20.— Judge Macy sustained the motion for a continuance in the Dickerson case, and it was taken out of assignment and carried over to the next term. In support of the motion, affidavits were offered showing Dicker-son's daughter is lying at the point of death. Other affidavits showed that the health of the defendant is very frail, and that the strain of a trial at this time would put his life in jeopardy. Dickersou is now at his farm in Missouri. A $45,OOO FIRE AT CRESTON. Several Firms Horned Out "With Heavy LOHB. CKKSTOX, Sept. 'JO.—Fire in the business district destroyed §45,000 worth of property and for more than an hour threatened the entire business section. The fire originated in the basement of R. X. Jones.' dry goods store. Three brick blocks were completely gutted and the merchandise destroyed. The second stories were occupied by offices. The total loss will approximate S4!V 000, with nearly that amount of insurance. ALL OVER THE WORLD! FIVE LYNCHED IN INDIANA. Excitement at OSA«K, Sept. 17.—S. It. Pelton, ex- j deputy treasurer of Mitchell county, was arrested on a charge of tampering with the records of tax apportionments during the month of March, 189>j. The charges were preferred by .1. K. Sheehan, the present treasurer, under whom Pelton was deputy for about five years. Adjudged Insane. Ci, A KIN i) A, Sept. 17.—Mali Ion C. Johnson, for six years (18SO-B) sheriff of Page county, has been numbered fa being ad- | proprietor of the Dubuque house at Fire lit Fort Madison. Four MADISON*, Sept. -17.—Fire was discovered rag-ing- in the building of the Ideal Farm Implement Company. There were in the building 00 corn cutters and shockers, all complete and ready to set up, and 75 Kaffir corn cutters, also complete, all of which were sold. This finished product had a value of from 812,000 to §14,000, and would have all been shipped out, most of it to Kansas points, within a - year. Declines to Accept ii Salary. DBS MOINKS, Sept. 18.—The Hon. D. X. Richardson, of Davenport, secretary of the Iowa Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument commission, has presented the state of Iowa with S4,^75, which represents ihis salary for fifty-seven months' service on the commission as secretary at 875 per month. Murderous Assault by Tramps. OiFFoni), Sept. 18.—Tramps attempted to enter the depot of the Iowa Central here, it is supposed for the purpose of burglary. Night Operator Moserip, who was in the building, was shot and seriously wounded. IOWA CONDENSED. M. V. Kennedy, of Des Moincs, has been awarded the contract for building the new sewer system. Gen. Hiram Duryea has let contracts for the doubling of the capacity of the Sioux City starch works, of which he is the principal stockholder. In addition to this the company will at once erect a large warehouse and barns for the feeding of a large number of cattle. This means that Sioux City will be a center of the starch industry in the West, and involve the outlay of a great deal of money and will give employment to a, large force of men. Le Mars dispatch: Nick Hoffman, among the unfortunates, D _.. , iudged insane and placed in the hos- J - e - Mfu-s - was .pital for treatment. Mr. Johnson is with a large pocket a veteran of the late five years. IIcv. 1 Mr. war, Johnson is and served A. Sequin Goc» free. MAHSIIAI.I.TGWX, Sept. IS.—The preliminary trial of P. A. Sequin, the preacher whn f \vas arrested at Mericlcn for shooting at the mob who was trying to break up his meeting, has been concluded. The evidence was not sufficient to hold him to the grand jury. ___ . J.lvery Itiirii ISiimed. WASHINGTON, Sept. 17,—McKlewain & Brown's livery barn was burned. It was the largest livery and sale stable in western Iowa. The horses were nil gotten cut. The loss will be about ?4,000. Cause of firejinknpwn. Heavy 1'rost in Northern Iowa. PES MOINKS, Sept. 18.— The reports to the local weather bureau show killing frosts in the northern part of the state, the temperature having fallen to a low point at Charles City and at Hampton. Murray lii-ts Nine Years. OTTUMWA, Sept. JH. — Buck Murray, Men YELLOW FEVER SCARE. OKI.KANS, Sept. 14.— Seven cases it actual yellow fever have developed in Xew Orleans. The declaration is made over the signatures of medical experts who investigated the rases for the board of health. Dr. Lehman went to Ocean Springs and reports that he fount! no actual fever cases there. Conditions are so alarming at Biloxi that the city council has asked the state to assume charge of healtn matters. WASHINOTON, Sept. 14. — The official dispatches to the surgeon general make the yellow fever in the South more serious of aspect. Dr. Guitueas, the government expert, reports a case of yellow fever in the city hospital at Mobile, Ala., also a suspect case, and adds that he apprehends a serious ont- THOUSANDS RETURN TO WORK. Strike of Miners Knds in an Art-ranee of Kleven Cents. PiTTSBfRO. Sept, 17.—After nearly three months of idleness, between 15.000 and iS.OOOcoal miners in Pittsbnrif district returned to work in accordance with the action of their convention, authorizing the men to commence Frequent robberies had enraged the work in all mines complying with the citizens of the county and the tnolj provisions of the 05-cent scale adopted of Ordinary Thcftf Strung: t'P- VKB$AH.I.F.S, Ind.. Sept. 17.—A mot of fortv men lynched Lyle Levi. Bert Andrews. Clifford Gordon, William Jenkins and Henry Shuler. They had been arrested for burglary and were taken from the authorities. was composed of citizens .from Milan.' at Columbus. The remainder of the Ori.OOO miners of the district will Sunman.Rnd other towns. CINCINNATI. Sept. IS.—Ar Osgood. Ind., special to the Times-Star says: There will be an awful reckoning fot the slaughterers of the five men in the Versailles jail. All the victims have many relatives, who are determines: that somebody must suffer for tin lynching. •Wellington Retires. BALTIMORE. Sept. Ifi.—United State; ! Senator George L. Wellington has the break. At the same time Surgeon j resigned the chairmanship of reDiiblican state central committee. stabbed three times knife by Bert Woode}!, of) Struble. The affray occurred in Huffman's bar room. Hoffman's son got a long gash, in his I throat while trying to interfere. The j old man's condition is dangerous. He had a big gash in the arm, a cut four inches deep in the shoulder and a cut in the side glancing along the rib above the heart. Woodell is in custody. He claims he fought in self- defense. AVoodeli's faee is badly pounded. While pouring molten iron at tlio Pioneer Stove Works at Leeds, a. Sioux City suburb, a, few days ago, j live men were frightfully burned. In j handling the 1,500-pound ladle, John ! Michaclson and William Kreig were I slightly sputtered. Stung by the | pain, one of them dropped the handles j and the contents of the ladle spilled j over the floor. Everyone in the ! vicinity wus more or less burned. The building biassed up, but the. lire was quickly extinguished. Those most seriously injured were: Henry Anderson, spectator; William Kreig, workman; John Michaelson, workman; convicted of the Eldon bank robbery, j Charles Neussle, proprietor; John Neussle, proprietor. There havo been s sentenced to nine years in the penitentiary and wus taken to Fort Madison. ^ Ar»on ut Choi-okce. CIUVKOKKH, Sept. 15.—A desperate at- was made to burn the Herald printing plant, owned by J.'Jl. Crawford. A three go/lion can of kerosene oil was poured over the furniture, cases and a largo pile of old newspapers, in fact the ollice fixtures were all covered with oil, us can be plainly seen, and a large qnuptity of old papers were carried to Hie attic next to the roof und tbev were also soaked wjtJi oil and set on lire, The indications are that the tire was jj>ta,rted m four different places and the dMWge tp type and no deaths yet. but some of the victims are critically ill. Boono dispatch: The bondsmen for Carter telegraphs from Ocean Springs that four cases of yellow fever at Berkley, that there has been eight cases known to be yellow fever, and that, two exposed physicians are at Van Cleve and Scrantou, practically under guard. MADRID, Sept. 15—The official Gazette announces that all vessels arriving in Spain from ports between New Orleans and Ocean Springs, La., will be subject to quarantine. NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 17.—No new cases of yellow lever arc reported and nothing alarming from the patients. The indications are that there will be no immediate deaths here. No doubt is in the minds of the physicians that the eighteen cases reported are of genuine yellow fever. .TAC-KSON, Miss., Sept. 17.—No moxe people are leaving the city, for two reasons: There are very few left here, and none of them can get out on account of quarantine. Business is dead. Mayor Ucdtteld. of Edwards, telegraphed the Associated Press: "Eight cases of yellow fever in this town and three in the country. No deaths. All doing well." MOHII.F., Ala , Sept. 17.—The-board of health reports one new case of yellow fever, making six in all. No deaths. NKW ORLEANS. Sept. ]S.—The fever situation in New Orleaus has assumed it more serious aspect than at, any time since Sunday, when six of the St. Claude cases were declared yellow fever. The board of health has officially announced the appearance of eight new cases, and one death, that of Xena Brauner. At the ofliceof the board of health the reports were considered somewhat surprising and disappointing. The report of the board of health at Biloxi says that there are nineteen cases of actual yellow fever under treatment with diagnosis reserved as to twelve cases. There were seven new cases reported in twenty-four hours. JACKSOX, Miss., Sept. 20.—In addition to tearing up the Alabama & Vicksburg railroad tracks west of the city, the crowd also burned a trestle on the same road. The cause of the trouble was the disregard of officials to the orders of the authorities not to stop trains here, but to run through the city at a twenty mile rate. Indignation is at fever heat, and the people declare that if it is necessary to compel the observance of their quarantine regulations they will burn every bridge between here and Vicksburg. MOHII.K, Ala., Sept. :?<).—A large number of new cases are reported. An effort of the citizens to move into the country has been stopped by the guards. NKW ORI.KANS, Sept. :.'0.—The total number of cases here is thirty-five and the death rate has not reached 10 per cent, showing the mildness of the fever. Twenty new cases are reported from Edwards, Miss. ENGLAND AND SILVER. Willing to Mold Onu-nrth 111 Reserve if I'rieu is .Suitable. LONDON, Sept. 18.—At the semiannual meeting of the Banlc of England Governor George Sandeman said: "You are probably aware of the proposals laid before the government in the summer by the United States and France, whereby this country might increase its use of silver as a contribution to an international agreement which, while not affecting our gold standard, might enable France and America to resume free coinage. Among the proposals is one asking the bunk to hold the amount of silver permissible under the act of 1844 against the notes." The governor then read a letter, dated July S'.i, addressed to the chancellor of the exchequer, as follows: ••Referring to our lionversa- tiori, we beg to say the bank is prepared to carry out what is laid down ito permissible in the bank charter, viz.: Hold one-fifth of the bullion held against its note issue in silver, provided always the French mint is nguin open to free coinage of silver and the price at which silver is procurable ami saleable is satisfactory." A bee stung David M. Kepley, of ! In" resigning, Senator Wellington de- exists | ]ivere ,i a verv Bitter speech, in whicl: ! he predicled'defeat for the republican j party in Maryland. Famine Stalks in Havnun. HAVANA. Sept. 18.—During the last | few days the inhabitants of the city 01 Havana have been without meat. Milk is also very scarce. Only the sick in the hospitals are supplied reg ularly with either nrj-iele. The «Jraeco-Tnrklsli Treaty. CoNSTANTiNon.K. Sept, r.'0.—A treat* of peace between Turkey and Greco has been signed. BREVITIES. TURKEY HOLDS THtSSAUY. Several Tear* Will Be nc t , n j rc( i to doctors thought he would die, but he recovered. In the basement of the llev. Dr. Handler's Methodist diurch, in Kansas City, is a- room where bicycles are JJUUUU V*IK I/I*' VV*l». •»- *>w v"-»i»*.»»llA*w4l A«* . .,. — - - . ri ' ,,, -,, -, i , , ... ,. i Louisville., on the topof the nose. His W. D. Moore, late treasurer ot Boone j { i A . , } county, have settled with the board v ., - . , l , ' , . , , . , of supervisors. Of the amount of his ('efalcation, 81 a,740.81, all was paid over in cash except 8411.50, which is the proportional share of one bondsman. This bondsman claimed that, . another bondsman guaranteed him ! « >ec cec, tintanother where bubiesare agaipst any loss at the'time lie signed ,; checked while their mothers attend the bond, 'and lie proposes that that j bondsman shall pay his share. The I guaranteeing bondsman, Hop- Phil Livingston, is trying to reason with his friend and hopes to have him pay, otherwise lie \vjll pay a double Imn^elf, Miss Phcobo McTlioy, who for the past seven years lias worked us a servant in Flushing, N. Y-, has been informed by her uncle's solicitors, in Scotland, that her undo has left her » fortune of over $1,000,000. Tbe steamer Bella is return! njr.fron t!<e Klondike with half a million o! gold. 2 John L. Sullivan recently announcer that he would run for mayor ol Boston. Sullivan said his political platform would be to license gambling places and disorderly houses. Another expedition recently Jnnd- ed near Havana. It is one that Minister de Lome led the revenue officials to expect would start from Bridgeport, Conn. The expedition sailed from the Jersey coast without trouble. As a result. :!,00() more rifles and SOO-, 000 more cartridges are now in the hands of the insurgents." The sultan has ordered a commission composed of two Mussulmans, three Armenians and one Greek, to visit the Armenian villayets, which have been the chief sufferers from the massacres, and raise funds to rebuild the Armenian schools, churches and monasteries, and build orphanges. The commission will start immediately. It is said .the Argentine Republic has taken steps to retaliate on the United States for supposed discrimination in ths new tariff. The state department has received a cable from Minister Buchanan, at Buenos Ayres, to the effect that th'i Argentina tariff for next year has been sent to the Argentina congress. It recommends increased duty of CHi per cent on plows, harrows and other agricultural machinery and kerosene, and allows the president to apply at will an additional SO per cent duty. A tornado from the gulf a few nights since induced a tidal wave which did some damage to the towns of Sabine City and I'ort Arthur. Eight persons wore killed, two at Sabin and six at Tort Arthur. The dam- ape at Sabine is inconsiderable, except to shipping. Two tugs owned by Moore and Bctts were sunk, drowning both Moore and Belts. Damage to buildings in bot.h the old and new towns of Sabine City was slight. At I'ort Arthur fully two-thirds of the. buildings, temporary structures, were blown down. Six persons were killed at Port Arthur, from a fulling house to which they had gone for safety, and fifteen wounded. Details of the capture of Victoria, dc Las Tunas by Cuban insurgents show that the town was first attacked on August 14. On the night of the 37th a heavy fire of musketry was maintained by the enemy and the next day their artillery opened fire, destroying a great part of the town. The insurgents took possession of the ruins of the. town on the liOth, when the military commander, three officers, and 7"> soldiers surrendered. The remainder of the troops of the garrison had previously lain down their arms. All the Spanish guns were made useless to the insurgents before the surrender. The insurgents admit a, loss of over a hundred killed. Sarah Beruhardt had a narrow escape from death ut Belleisle-en-Mer, department of Morbihan, France, while endeavorh.Lf to reach the seashore via the dills. After descending a short distance Mme. Bernhardt was unable to advance or retreat. Her shrieks for help.a-tlraeted the at- 1 tention of u bather, who climbed up to her side and sieved her just as the bowlder to which slie was clinging brbko away nnd thus she was saved from being- crushed to death. The actress and her rescuer lost her footing ami rolled down the cliffs to the sea, where they were rescued by a passing boat. Mme. Bernhardt was only sliglulv bruised, but her rescuer was seriously injured. Benjamin Andrews has withdrawn his resignation as president of Brown University. The students are celebrating the event und the iinivcrsity will re-open-with renewed activity and vigor. The mails from the French Congo bring news of the massacre of a trading convoy in canous, upper Congo. The Pahouin tribe on July :.'() fell upon the convoy near the town of Njolu on on the Congo river, kiUiny about fifty natives. The. two while men who be working before the close of the week. It is estimated that the strike, -which lasted sixty-five days, cost the people of the Pittsburg district between $">,000,000 and 87,000,000. Of this amount the, miners lost 82.^,50,000 in wages. The strike against the De Armitts will continue indefinitely, arrangements having been made to assess the miners r> per cent of their wages to defray the the expenses of keeping up the fight. The miners gained an advance of 11 cents a ton by the strike. BUTTER IN ENGLAND. fYllson Kereives Reports From Third Shipment. WASIIINOTOX, Sept. 10.—Secretary of Agriculture AVilson has received returns from the third shipment of butter to London. It came from creameries from Minnesota and Massachusetts. It cost'J'< cents per pound to seud Minnesota butter through in refrigerator compartments and somewhat more to send Massachusetts butter, owing to the lack of refrigerator cars, and had to be expressed part of the way. London retailers paid the same freight as for the best Danish. It sold for IS j; to 20 cents per pound, and this yielded a profit of 2 cents a pound on Minnesota butter, but Massachusetts butter brought the same price at hc.-nio. SPANISH CRUELTY TO WOMEN. WASHI.VOTO.V. Sept. ]7.-Asa of the Turkish occupation of Thcssal according to a dispatch to the department from the United consul, Horton. at Athene, there are now over 100,000 Thessalian refugees scattered thVough Greece, mostly i n a condition • of destitution. Several years will be required to repair the damage done and to re-establish life and industry on their former basis after peace has been declared. Xh Turkish army of occupation reaped and appropriated all the grain, which amounted to 2(H,400,003 pounds O f wheat, 53.280.000 pounds of Indian corn, and f.!).200.00() pounds of bnrley All sheep and cattle not driven awav by the fleeing inhabitants went to feed the Turks, a serious matter for Greece, as the principal meat supply has been herctofofe derived f rom Thessalv. Intercessions by Them in the Cinneros Cage. HAVANA, Sept. 18.—The Spanish authorities do not hesitate to show their resentment of the interest displayed by the wives of Americans in the ease of Kvangeline Cessio Cesneros. They not only abruptly shut off all communication with friends, but they have thrown into the prison for lewd women in Santa Clara live women who dared to prepare a most courteous appeal to Weyler for the release o£ Evangcline. These women are Senora Rosa Plana, Senoritas Carmen and Xicolassa Gutierres, Senora Micaela Ruiss and Senorita C'onsuelo Avile. All these ladies belong to the best families of Sauti Clara. TRIED TO KILL DIAZ. Attempt to Asgussiiinte the 1'reslilcnt of Mexico. CITY OF MEXICO, Sept. 17.—An attempt to assassinate President Dia/. was made yesterday. The assault on the president was committed by Ignn- cio Anulfoa, a violent character, and occurred during the military procession. The man was felled by a cane by a companion of the president, and was immediately taken into custod.v by the. sheriff. A Mob'H VensL'iiiH'i'. XKW YOIIK, Sept. IS.—A special to the Evening Telegram from Mexico City says: Arroyo, who assaulted President Diaz, was lynched. A mob apparently unorganized, but directed in soino mysterious way, forced tin* doors of the jail, overpowered tlie guards, and dragged out the trembling Arroyo. About twenty lynchers have been arrested. Crowds of people throng tiie streets cheering for Diaz and the republic. Change ii-Ont ,Slam|i to tiri-Pii. WASHINGTON, Sept. 10.—The secretary of the treasury and tiie postmaster general, after consultation with tlio president, havo decided to change the color of the current 2-cent postage stamp from carmine to green of the shade now used on government notes. The 10-cent postage stamp, which is now printed in green, will be changed to some other color. Aiulroc'K linloon. ST. PETKHSIILMIU, Sept. 20.—A tele- ram from Krasnoyatsk, Siberia, says that on September 14 at 11 o'clock at night the inhabitants of the village of of Antziflrowskoje in the district, of Yeniseisk, Artie Russia, saw a balloon believed to be that of Professor Anil ree. It wns in sight five minutes. Washington dispatch: The senate of the national legislature of the republic of Hawaii has by this time ratified the treaty annexing the Hawaiian islands to the United States. This assertion was made by Lorin M. Thurstou, charge el'affairs to the United States. Mr. Thurstpn said the senate of the Hawuimn legislature had been called to assemble September s, and as that body is unanimous for annexation he had no doubt it was ratified without a dissenting 1 voice. Both the senate and the house of the Hawaiian legislature are pledged to annexation, according to Thurstou, and he luis no doubt that so far as Hawaii is concerned all steps possible have been taken to accomplish it. On some of the western randies the aowboys use bicycles, instead of horses, in herding the cattle, while the ground is free from snow. A Brooklyn burglar entered a room in which a young lady lay peacefully >leapin» 1 . He admired the pretty picture, and stole a kiss. The lady screamed, the house was aroused, and the burglar was captured. of in IMPORTATION OF CHINAMEN. rowerfnl CoiiRplracy to Violate, the l, aw is Unearthed. SKATTI.K, Wash., Sept. 1'.).—Six let. ters were introduced iu evidence at the preliminary hearing of Yee Gee, the Chinese interpreter, employed by Collector Saunders at Port Townseml in the examinations at Chinese "merchants,'' all of which tended to show the existence of a big conspiracy for the unlawful entry of Chinese into this country. The ring is apparently backed by unlimited money. The letters indicated that it included a Chinese firm in San Francisco, a firm at Hong Kong, which is apparently a banker o! the combination, and two merchants in Victoria. Although the authorities have been working on the case but three weeks, but they seem to have enough evidence showing that nearly 1,000 Chinese have been fraudulently entered. LEE RICTURNS TO CUBA. The Sitimllon There Xcods Someone Familiar With Conditions. AVASIIINGTON, Sept. 20.—Consul Gen- sral Lee, of Cuba, hold a long confer- Diice with President McKinley anil i!en. Alger. . The situation was cure- fully reviewed, but the president did not give an outline of his policy. General Lee will return to Havana, about the middle of October, as the president felt that the critical character of the situation makes it inadvisable to make a chanire at present. MAUP.ID, Sept. SO.—Captain General Weyler cables the government that he is perfectly confident of being able to pacify Cuba in four months. Thief Mortally Wounded. CHADIION, Neb., Sept. 10.—Three masked highwaymen entered the postofh'ce at Belmont, and by the liberal display of six shooters compelled the postmaster to deliver up some §400 of postoffice funds. They made their escape, but two were apprehended in Crawford after lively fighting, in which one of the robbers was mortally wounded. The men nrt ii portion of the gang which has been terrorizing the Itlack Hills. l'°lv<! Children Ilnrncd. LITTI.K ROCK, Ark., Sept. Hi.—News nf a terrible, accident near the little town of Richmond, in Little River uounty, has reached here. Mariali Iiillingley, colored, went to church, leaving her five children, the oldest heintf 11 years of age. locked up in hei 1 house. The house caught fire and burned to thcground, the five children lining burned to death in the flames. Forty Drowned in Colliaon. ST. 'J'KTKUSHiniH, Sept. 18.— The steamers Tsarvitetli and Malpitka collided in the Volga near Astrakun. The former sank. The passengers, panic stricken, jumped into the river. Fortv were drowned. were in comumml, escaped, ure believed to HritlaU JMuel Defeat. CAJII- AXAVAT, via Pankajora, Sept. 10.—Severe fighting has taken place between the Second Brigade of Gen. S'n Bindon Blood's division and the Molii annuls. The British loss was 140 killed and wounded. IOWA PATENT OFFICE REPORT, DBS MOINKS. Sept,, in.—Patents have been allowed UK follows: To A. C, Diller, of Marshalltown, for an equal; izer spring enclosed in a well tube and connected at one end with the tube and at its, other end with a reciprocating pump rod to prevent contusion, wear and strain and to reduce tli< mimiinum of power required for elevating a given quantity of watar in a given time. To W. D. Hoover, of Lyons, Nebraska, for a wind motor that requires no vane to adjust the s-riils of the wheel relative to the force of the wind or to regulate its speed. To J. M. Lloyd, of Des Moines, for » portable copy holder adapted to be readily adjusted laterally and longitudinally for hold ing books or sheets of paper of different sizes. Our practice is not confined tc Iowa. Inventors in other states can have our services upon the suint terms as Hawkeves. THOMAS G. and .1. KAU'H Ouwio, Solicitors of Patents, In 1H58. Mrs. Margaret KircholV, I'eignmouth, Kng., went to bed rood health, saying she would remain •hero until she died. Slio kept her yord, and died there the other day, I laviog spent tWrty-niuo years in be'd. The ostrich hen lays only every second day. The egg weighs about three pounds. Jules Biiunell, of Sviu Marcos. Texas, was out of work, and his capital was about ten dollars, so ho thought « e ought to marry. Ho did so, and a week later, fail'ing to secure, employment, he ami his bride committed suicide by taking 1 morphine. Nothing of importance, not oven a crime, ever happens in Baltimore, T 9 little towniu Windsor county, Vt. 1810 iu population was :i07; since its inhabitants have been steadily creasing in numH?eFi until to-day ' are pjjjy 50. A.

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