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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 6, 1897
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OCTOBER 6* 189?, MS IN IOWA WIPED dUt HIS OW 0 N FAMILY. *"«* -, *>* Carroll. and She Children. StotS Citr, Sept. 23.— A terrible crime was committed by a farmer living in Carroll county, about eighty miles east of Sionx City, by -which eight lives have been sacrificed. John Becker, a prosperous farmer living four miles south of Breda, murdered his wife and six children, and then killed himself. The wife and four children were killed outright, one little girl lived a few hours and the husband and the oldest boy are alive, but will die. The man used two weapons, a musket and a small revolver. He shot his wife* with the mnsket, the charge entering the jugular vein in the left side of the fleck. The others were shot through the head with the revolver. The crime was discovered about 9 o'clock a. m., when Becker's brother went to the house, and, seeing nobody around, broke open the door and found the family dead or dying. It is supposed the crime wa-s committed during the night, as appearances show that all were in bed. The husband premed- iUted the deed, as he had borrowed the revolver from his brother, as he said, for the purpose of killing rats. When found, the revolver was at his side. All the doors of the house were locked. No explanation can be given for the crime. * CAHROI/L, Oct. 1.— John Uoecker, the man who shot his wife and six children and attempted suicide near Breda, Carroll county, is dead. He never fully regained consciousness after receiving the shot which caused his death. The child is expected to die at any time and cannot recover. It is said that Boecker had had trouble. It is alleged that John Boecker, Sr., had some time ago notified John, Jr., that he must move away, and that the farm was to be managed by Henry, the younger brother. This was not to John's liking, and for a long time he dissented from the ruling of his relative, but latterly he had acquiesced, against his will, and had traded a farm he owned of l-'O acres for another one of 200 acres in Kniest township. He had been acting strangely for some time, according to neighbors. BRUTAL IOWA MURDER. Fred Ooadc Killed Near His Home at Ilaniuin, Calliouu County. FOBT DODGE, Oct. 1. — Fred Quade, a farmer living in Calhoun county, near Barnum, was fouly murdered. The window screen was removed and entrance made through the window, and the victim killed with a charge of buckshot. There are considerable rumors as to the cause. Mr. Quade was. in Manson last night and one of his sons was in the city also. They have had considerable domestic troubles, one of his daughters being in a delicate condition, and it is surmised he may have been threatening someone with the foregoing result. SHOT IN THE NECK. IN COURT. Populist Fi»ht UN* the toe of the Tfame Take* a ff ** Torn. DES MOISEP, Ocfc 1.—The fusion populists have filed in the Polk county district court a petition for a Writ of CCrtiorari, which shall be directed to the election board commanding them to bring into court transcripts of "the records of the hearing before them regarding the use of «the people's party name. If a writ is issued, the state board and the two contending parties of populists will appear in court and go over the same ground as was traversed before, to have the court determine whether, as claimed by the fusion populists, the board acted illegally and beyond its jurisdiction when it made the decision in favor of the middle-of-the-road populists. DKS MOIRES, Oct. 2.—Judge W. A. Spurrier, in the district court, signed an order to Clerk Jordan directing the issue of a writ of certiorari addressed to the state election board, which will open up in court the contest between the factions of the people's party for the use of the party name on the ballot this fall. ALL OTER THE WORLD YELLOW FEVER SCARE. A DE WITT WOMAN CREMATED. Her Clothing Caught Fire From Burning Itnbblxh. DKWiTT, Oct. 4.—White attempting to light a fire for the purpose of burning rubbish on her premises, Mrs. Daniel McPevett, an aged lady, was badly burned. Her clothes caught on fire and in spite of her own efforts and those of the neighbors called from the street, she was terribly burned. She was taken home and physicians called, but no permanent relief could be given. She suffered severely and died a a feiv hours later. Her husband was absent at the time of the accident, but was telegraphed for and returned only a few minutes before her death JURY COULD NOT AGREE. Xclgon-Younj; Libel Cane ItesulU In Failure to Agree. DES MOINKS, Oct. 3. —The jury in the libel suit of Otto Nelson vs. Lafayette Young, in which Nelson claimed 510,000 damages, came into court after being out nearly twenty-four hours, and reported that it had been unable to agree. Judge Spurrier, by question- .R, Sept 30.—Nine new eases of yellow fever and one death, that of Mrs. If. O. Franklin, are reported at Scran ton, Miss. NEW Or.tKAxs, Sept. 30.—The board of health bulletin says: New cases of yellow fever to-day, 25; deaths, 4; total cases of yellow fever to date, 204: total deaths to date, 26. EDWARDS, Miss., Sept 30.—Dr. Dun, of the state board of health, gave out the following statement: Total new cases for the day, 24; total number to date, 236; number under treatment, 109: number convalescent and discharged, 119; number seriously ill, 8. Dr. Wells, of Brownsville, reports two new cases at that place. WASHINGTON, Oct 2.—A summary of the progress of the yellow fever epidemic, made in the office' of the surgeon general of the Marine hospital service, gives a total of 682 cases and 00 deaths in the entire country, as follows: Edwards, Miss., 211 cases and 6 deaths; New Orleans, 203 cases and 24 deaths; Biloxi, Miss., 13ri cases and 7 deaths: Mobile, Ala., r.3 cases and S deaths: Scranton, Miss., 39 cases and 3 deaths: Ocean Springs, Miss., 23 cases and 6 deaths: Barkley, Miss., ]0 cases and 4 deaths: Cairo, 111., 4 cases; Atlanta, Ga.. Louisville, Ky., Perkin- ton, Miss., Beaumont, Texas, one case each. The cases at Louisville and Beaumont proved fatal. ST. Lot:if«, Oct. 4.—Dr. Guiteras has been employed by the government as an expert on yellow fever here. In an interview he said: "The present yellow fever epidemic is of average severity. Owing to scientific methods of operating in infected districts, the scourge has been kept from spreading more than it has." NEW Om.KAxs, Oct. 4.—The fever situation is not improving. No new cases are reported. There are four deaths. The board of health finds great difficulty in stamping out the disease. The failure to report cases of sickness is becoming exasperatingly common. I BULLETINS FOR THE FARMERS. j ing. learned that the ballots had remained the same for fifteen hours, and discharged the jury. This will necessitate a second trial, probably at the next .term. Quarrel at a Social Knds in a Shooting Affair. ODKBOI.T, Oct. 1.—At a social parti- seven miles from Odebolt, Nelson McDonnough, a young farmer, was shot in the neck by another farmer, Frank Rivers. The cause of the dispute was in regard to a decision in a wrestling match. McDonnough is alive, but the bullet is still in his neck. Pavers took % bicycle und started north. Bad Fire at Grand Junction. GRAND JUNCTION, Oct. 2.—A frame building occupied as a barber shop by Quinn Bros, took fire, and before the flames could be extinguished four buildings, all wooden, were entirely destroyed. One building was owned and occupied by T. Seisurcas a jewelry and barber shop; one a confectionery and lunch stand, owned by James Sanders and occupied by G. W. Harvey; and the other owned and occupied by G. W. Blakeney as a tailor shop. The furniture and tnoveable property were xnostly saved. Jnllen Duuuyite's Hones. DUBUQUE, Oct. 3.— Workmen engaged to digging the foundation for the monument to be erected to the memory of Julien Dubuque have come across his bones, and also of two Indian chiefs buried with him. The remains are distinguished by the difference in the formation of their skulls, The skeletons are well preserved and will be put in a hermetically sealed jar. Dubuque came here iu 1788 and died in 1810. Ulveu Charge of the Soldier** Home. MAR8HAT.I.TOWX, Oct. 3.—A, T. Bircll- ard, of Marshalltowu, a member of the soldiers' home commission, has been appointed temporary commandant of the home by the commissioners in place of Colonel Itatekin, resigned. It Is understood the officers removed by Colonel Ratekiu will not be reinstated, and that the board at its meeting October 33 will select u permanent commandant. Victory for Key. C, O. Uroivn. Puut'yuK, Oct. 1:— r-The Congregational conference ut Manchester reconsidered its action relating to Rev. C, O. Brown, and declined uuamiuous- ly to rescind its former action receiving Mr. Brown into the conference as by the Ray conference. IVpumn Jiurnud to IJcata. s, Oct. 3.—Mrs, Ross, ft woman, 73 years old, was l>ad]y burned by an alleged lamp explosion. «he d}ed a few hours Jptei 1 from of Sylvester Hoover's Case. DESCE, Oct. 3.—A change ol venue was taken to Black Hawk county in the case of Sylvester Hoover, chargsd with arson. Tins is the conclusion of a number of cases against Hoover, who last year attempted to murder and burn the house of Joseph Heckle, the husband of Hoover's former school teacher aud with whom he was in love. Cedar Itapldtt Barber A CEDAU RAI-IDS, Oct. 3.—John Porter, one of the best known barbers in Cedar Rapids, and quite prominent as well, has mysteriausly disappeared from the city, and no one knows anything about his whereabouts. He left his wife and little daughter iu an almost penniless condition. Will Not Organize a Foot Ball Team. DES MOIXES, Oct. 1.—The Y. M. C. A. management has canceled Thanksgiving Day football game with GrinnglJ, and has decided not to organi/.e an eleven this year on account of luck ol interest. Bert Itnss Goeti to llm Pen. Di:s MOINKS, Oct. 4.—Bert Boss, who confessed to shooting his wife with intent to commit murder, was sentenced to serve three years at the Fort Madison penitentiary and taken there by a deputy sheriff. IOWA CONDENSED. An eastbound freight on the Chicago <t Northwestern near Beverly broke in two a few days ago. A stop was made at the station for water, and the rear end ran into the front. Fireman Adams, of Clinton, was badly injured about the hip and arm, and a brakoman was slightly injured. Six cars of grain were wrecked, and two are a total loss. At Atlantic recently the jury in the bicycle case of Blanche Kramer vs. Ray Slowe settled tho same by giving the girl possession of the wheel. Slowe took the young ludy to the theater uud one of the numbers given her by a friend drew the wheel, and Slowe claimed the lucky number was the one purchased for the evening. He borrowed the wheel and refused to return it, und hence the suit. The wheel was valued at S2."j. While out in a field about a quarter of a mile from his house south of Dunlap a few days ago an old gentleman by the name of llemnes was burned to death while engaged in burning stubble and damaged hay. The remains were not discovered until several hours had passed, when an inquest was held deciding that he had come to his death by an accident, as described above. The body was in a terrible state. A young man named McCall, living southwest of Ute, was accidently killed. He had raised a window to get into the building and while trying to get into the building, the window fell across his ueek, and when found shortly after he was dead. Frank A. Novak was formally arraigned in court before Judge Caswoll, at Vinton recently, charged with murdering Edward Murray. Through the reading of the indictment Novak remained standing, cool and calm, and in pleading to the charge in clear and .words rj!j>Hed;jL!' " Secretary Wilson linn Plans to Dls- Neminate Facts. WASHINGTON, Oct. L—Secretary Wilson, of the agricultural department, will in his annual report ask congress to make a material increase in the appropriation for at least three branches of his department, bureau of animal industry, farmers' bulletins and weather bureau. The secretary says tiie facilities of the bureau of animal industry for the inspection of meat intended for foreign shipment is overtaxed: that the experiment already made by the bureau in the shipment of butter to England should be followed up by more work in this line. He claims that the shipments already made produced excellent results, as shown by the fact that representatives of English firms have recently been in Iowa buying up all the available butter supply for export. There is a constantly increasing demand for farmers' bulletins, and it is the secretary's purpose, if lie secures the necessary funds, not only to increase the circulation of documents, but to largely increase the range of subjects covered. Mr. Wilson is of the opinion that weather forecast work can, with an increase of money, be made more serviceable. HAS WEYLER BEEN RECALLED? Specific Statement to That KfTcct Cabled 1'rom Madrid. LONDON, Oct. -).—A special from Madrid says: Weyler has been re- culled from Cuba. His successor is not yet announced. MADRID, Oct. 4.—Sonor Sagasta has finished conferring with the queen regent, and it is stated that he has undertaken to form a cabinet, Mayor MacYIcar Honored. Coi.u.\iUL'8, O., Oct. ].-- At the national conference of mayors Mayor John Mae Vicar, of Des Moines, was elected president; Mayor Collier, of Atlanta, vice-president; Mayor Black, of Columbus, treasurer, and the following trustees: Mayor Warner, of Peoria, 111.; Councilman Walker, of Trenton, N. J., and Councilman Read, of Minneapolis, Minn. Detroit was chosen as the next place of meeting. Waiting for Great Britain's Answer. LONDON, Oct. 2.—Senator Wolcott has arrived here, from Paris. In answer to a question on the subject, the commissioner said he was merely waiting for the answer of the British government, which he hoped would be favorable to the propositions of the commission. Anti-Cigarette Law Void. .K, Oct. 2.—The anti-cigarette law, enacted by the general assembly at its last session, has been declared unconstitutional by United States Circuit Judge Lurton. Sally Gaily—What kind of a fellow is Jack Kissinger? Dolly Swift—An oseulatory kleptomaniac. Mrs. Lucia O. Case, of Topeka, has declared her intention of contesting for an associate justiceship on the socialist ticket this fall. Ten Eycke—A mau can be u good Christian, even if he doesn't belong to the church. Aland—Yes, but what credit do you get for it? ' The sale of cocaine, except upon the written prescription of a le'gally qualified physician; or dentist, has beeu forbifldeo by a.u net pf the Colorado legislature, > " — CARLIST UPRISING FEARED. London Malt »wlw*s That the Signal May be Git-en Anj- Day. LONDON, Oct. 3.— The Daily Mail, in Hs special article on the Spanish situation, says: "The symptoms of Carlist agitation are every day becoming more manifest and attracting the attention of the Spanish government. Carlist emissaries are visiting the provinces of Navarro and Castellon. where the party has its strongest supporters. There is the best reason for believing that ths signal for rising will soon be given. The revolt wiil probably occur in Navarro or Castellon, and the population of the Bashue I orovinces is also ready to rise. The Carlist press has changed its tone and now hints that Don Carlos may inter- i vene. At the same time, it is asserted that a Carlist company has entered into a contract with the republic of Andorra, under which the company is granted the privilege of manufacturing arms and explosives within the territory of the republic/' American Woman Won. BERLIN, Oct. 3. — The much coveted music prize, known as the Mendelssohn stipendiuin, has been won by Miss Lenora Jackson, an American competitor. Representatives of a score of countries and of all parts of Germany entered the lists. The prize is 1.500 marks. This is the first occasion when a stipendium has been won by an American. Guatemalan lie volt. YORK, Oct. 4.—A special to the Herald from Guatemala, via Galveston, says: The situation in Guatemala is practically unchanged. The rebels are centered in Quuzaltenango, which city is now almost surrounded by ]0.000 government troops, and a big battle is expected there. BREVITIES. The united democracy of greater New York has nominated Henry George for mayor. Examination of the financial departments of the various municipalities which will be consolidated into Greater New York, has revealed' a shortage of from 81,000,000 to §2,000,000 in Brooklyn. Unless special legislation is obtained at Albany to prevent it this tax burden will be saddled upon the tax payers of the greater city. The governor of Indiana a few days ago received a letter from M. II. Connelly, the prosecuting attorney of Ripley county, saying- that the grand jury adjourned without finding any indictments against the Versailles lynchers. The witnesses all testified differently, hence no indictments. The governor has transmitted the letter to the attorney general and requested him to make a thorough investigation of the case in his own time and way. At Chicago recently at a meeting of the coal operators of the northern Illinois district, an address was issued to the miners of that section, pointing' out the scale as fixed by the re- ceut miners' convention at Springfield cannot possibly bo conceded by the northern Illinois operators, because it would make it impossible to compete with central and eastern Illinois and Indiana mines, wliiuh would therefore take away the business of the northern Illinois mines. At the meeting of the eastern committee of the Western Passenger associated lines, at Chicago recently, it was agreed that commencing 1 November 1, ISO", the western lines for the territory now covered by the AVestern lines' mileage bureau, would in addition to the present forms of one and two thousand mile tickets now on sale, place in effect the so-called interchangeable mileage credit system, which is to be interchangeable between all the lines. The-newly organized street cleaning brigade for the city of Chicago which lias resulted from Mayor Harrison's recent visit to various eastern cities, has been placed in charge of Mrs. A. E. Paul. This is probably the onlv case in the country where a woman has been given charge of street cleaning. Several years ago Mrs. Paul's only chiJd died of diphtheria. Ever since then she has devoted herself to sanitary work and the betterment of the city's physical conditions. Mrs. Paul is to have complete charge of the down town street cleaning and garbage forces. New York dispatch: On her initial trip the new ocean leviathan, Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, of the North German Lloyd line, has broken the westward steamship record from Southampton. One hour and forty-six minutes is the time taken from the mark set by the St. Louis, of the American line, which has heretofore held the record. The fastest time of tho St. Louis on a westward trip has been six days and thirty-one minutes. The Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, on her first trip across the ocean, has accomplished the same journey iu five days, twenty-two hours and forty-five minutes. A large meeting was held in Concord Square, Athens, recently where a resolution was adopted calling upon King George und the cabinet to renew the war with Turkey rather than accept the terms of peace offered by tho peace conference. Most of the addresses were bellicose, one speaker making » violent attack upon the king and Crown Prince Constantino. The police endeavored to arrest him, but he escaped with the assistance of the crowd, The most influential section of_tlve preys continues MARTIN AND DEPUTIES BLAMED j FOUR COUNTRIES ATwIft" Chill, Argentine, VerflTa^i Uolui te . Moniia a ^*. Coroner's .Tory Find* the I-nttlm*-r Jiae- itacre Kntirely tnjnstinttMe. Hazleton, Pa., dispatch: Tho coroner's jury which investigated the death of the striking miners at Lattimer has rendered the following verdict: ''That from the circumstances of the case and the evidence offered, the said Clement Platock and others came to their deaths by gunshot wounds on September 10. 1S97, at the hands of Sheriff James Martin and his deputies, and in this we. the jury, do all agree, and we. Phil J. Uoyle. Thomas J. Thomas. Barton Freas and Peter McKiernan, of this jury, do further say that the said Clement Platock. with others, was marching peaceably and unarmed on the public highway: that they were interrupted by the said Sheriff James Martin and his deputies and mercilessly shot to death, aud we do further find that the killing was unnecessary and could have been avoided without serious injury to either person or property, and we find finally that the killing was wanton and unjustifiable, but in this we, George Maue and F. J. MacNeal, of this jury, do not concur, and we, the jury, do further say that there was such strong suspicion of unlawful violence at the hands of persons unknown to this jury to make, this inquest necessary." TO BLOCK BRITISH PLANS. Afffliaii Mission Promised Support From KM KB in. PARI.«. Oct, 2.—A dispatch to the Politique Colonial from St. Petersburg says the Afghan mission to Russia has returned home bearing the promise of Russian support in the event of Great Britain encroaching upon the ameer's territory. Continuing, the dispatch says that negotiations between Russia and Abyssinia continue with the object of establishing a league to oppose the British advance in Africa, and it is added that Russia is about to reach an understanding with the United States with the view of arresting the extension of the British Empire in the Pacific. SPANISH CABINET RESIGNS. GI\-es Failure of IVcylcr Administration 'Julians Hope. MAimm. Sept. 30.—The Spanish cabinet has resigned. The queen has accepted the cabinet's resignation, but has asked General Axcarraga to continue in office until a solution of the crisis is found. Senor Sagasta has been telegraphed for and it is believed that the liberal leader will be asked to form a cabinet. It is said that Se- uor Sagasta is in favor of superceding Captain General Weyler and granting •autonomy to_tlie Cubans immediately. WEYLER TO RESIGN. Spanish General Kxpectn Liberals to be in 'Power. NK\V YOUK, Oct. 2.—The Herald's Havana correspondent is informed on high authority that General Wevler has sent his resignation to Madrid to take effect as soon as practicable. We.yler's resignation is one of the re- suits of the resignation of the Azear- raga ministry and due to his belief that the liberal cabinet will be placed in power in Spain. «reelc Cabinet Kefiignfi. ATIIKXS, Oct. I.—At a meeting cf the boulu Premier Ralli invited the chamber to vote confidence in the government. Amid great excitement a resolution to that effect was defeated, 93 to :M. The cabinet thereupon tendered its resignation. No Urueley Cannibalism. NKW YOKK, Oct. :.'.—The Herald prints an interview with Lieutenant Henry, in which he says: "1 found no evidence of cannibalism at Camp Clay on Cape Sabine.'' • IOWA PATENT OFFICE REPORT. DKS MOINES, Sept. 29. —During the current week applications for United States letters patent have been allowed to Iowa inventors as follows: To Peter J. Quirk, of Des Moiues, for an apparatus for weighing and dumping coal. This machine is constructed to receive a quantity of coal as it is dumped from the mine elevator, to automatically weigh the coal thus received and held', to indicate the weight upon a suitable dial, and to provide simple, convenient and easily operated means whereby the coal thus held and weighed may 'be discharged into a car or a wagon. To Matthew Kehoe, of Cusning, for a two-horse evencr, the object of which as described in his specification is "to relieve the single trees pivotally connected with the ends of the double tree, from tortional strain, and to avoid the dangers and accidents incident to the ordinary manner of connecting and using double trees auft single trees on a two-horse evener " To Burton A. Walrath, of Lehigh, on ameehanical movement. This invention is designed for use in governing the motion of an engine as it js'ini- partud to ofher machinery, .and is so constructed that the motion of the dnVen shaft may be reversed or held stationary while the driving shaft of the engine is continually rotated in the same direction. Valuable information about obtaining, valuing and selling patents sent free to any address. THOMAS G. and J. RALPH ORWIO, Solicitors of Patents. The deepest fresh water lake in the world is Crater Lake, Oregon. There are no fish in it. Its greatest deoth is 2,000 feet. A sunfish' weighing 483 pounds was recently captured near Nantucket, Mass., it was the largest ever seen in that vicinity. The revenue derived from renting the docks of Liverpool pnys for lighting that city and most of the public improvements, Sal wop have been seen to ascend the falls of the Midgau river, Quebec, by leapmg as high as fifteen b.j-eakjp breafe^ the fftUg. VALPARAISO, Chili, Oct. j -_j the denials of the rumor, it is ™ r ently circulated in Valparaiso m, authority of those who oujrhtUi ki that Chili is on the eve of international troubles with Ar Ke and Peru. It is stated that Arger Peru and Bolivia have been seen negotiating a treaty, which it is lieved is hostile to Chili. it ; s a] asserted that Chilian diplomats, hea° ing of this, made certain representations to Bolivia, which resulted in that country- withdrawing from the proposed agreement. The Chilian navy has been placed under secret orders and is ready to sail at a moment's notice. Newspapers here on good authority, formally declare that the rumors of impending conflict ! are entirely groundless, but neiv s comes from Santiago stating that L c , Key, the leading organ of the Chilian j radical press, announces that the : rumor has the color of truth. L e p >cv j will publish the details ot the nep^ tiations between Argentine and Peru looking to an union against Chill ^^ TO PARDON M'KANE. ( The Ei-ltoFR of Brooklyn Has Tom 1'Iatf* Help. NEW YORK. Oct. 2.—The Herald says: Friends of John McKane, the ex-poiit- icai boss of Brooklyn, are making ., very determined effort to bring about his release, and have succeeded in obtaining promises of assistance from Senator Platt and his associate leaders of the republican party. Speaidng of the matter, Platt said: "The* case of John McKane has been brought to my attention by several persons interested in his pardon. 1 think he was more sinned against than sinning. He has been punished sufh'cientlv." HALF SECOND CLIPPED. | Star Tointcr Loivers the World's rating Ilaclng Record. SPRIXOFIKI.D, 111., Oct. :.'.—In a race that was witnessed by at least 05,000 people, Star Pointer, on the Illinois state fair grounds, not only maintained his reputation as the king of pacers by beating Joe Patchen, but 1m also lowered the world's pacing record in a race by half a second, malting a I mile in 2:00.'.;, the record in a ruco j having been 3:01, which Star Pointer j made on Saturday, September IS. at I Indianapolis, when he defeated Joe ! Patchen. | MOHMANDS SUBDUED, Campaign Against Them Salt! to Have lieen .Successfully Kndecl. SIMLA, Oct. 2.—The campaign against the Mohrnands has been successfully concluded, and nothing now remains but to collect the fines. The upper Mohmands have been severely punished aud the lower Mohmands, cowed by the success of the British troops, are accepting- the terms of the British commanders. Gladstone Condemns Concert of Pon-ers. LOXDOX, Sept. :!0.—Replying to the accusation of inconsistency made against him for condemning the concert, or so-called concert, of the powers, Mr. Gladstone writes: "In 1SSO we tried to make the concert act and we failed, and went on without it. AVe thus procured enlarged territory for Montenegro and Thcssuly for Greece. This is exactly what 1 have desired for a mode of action in the 1 | east in these two disgraceful years. Compare the results." Grecian Cabinet Crisis. ATHENS, Oct.:. 1 .—Mr. /aimis, a member of the Delyannis party, has consented to form a cabinet. M. Skou- loudis, minister of foreign affairs in the i^alli cabinet, will probably retain the foreign office portfolio. M. Delyannis has informed King George that he will support no cabinet unless ho is premier; but there have been so many defections from his ranks the threat is idle. Meal Doiv Dead. PORTI.AXD, Dot. 4.—Gen. Nea.1 Dow, the great temperance worker, is dead. Death was due to the infirmaties of old age. He had been confined to bis bed but one week. Tammany's Candidate. NEW YORK, Oct. 1.—Robert A. Van Wick has been nominated bv Tammany for mayor of Greater New'York. New York dispatch: A 830,000,000 corporation for the control of the manufacture of plain and barb wire and wire nails is on the point of completion—if it has not been already completed. The stock of this gigantic corporation is to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange, where it promises to become one of the leading industrial properties, taking rank next to sugar and tobacco. John W. Gates, of Chicago, anil-Col."!. N.' El wood; of De Kalb, 111., both of whom are ou Gov. Taniier's staff, and K. II. Gary, an attorney with an office in the same building with the Illinois Steel Company in Chicago, left New York after having 1 held numerous important secret conferences with leading eastern manufacturers and local financiers. •A Missouri convict has asked the governor for n pardon on the ground that he wants to go to the Klondike gold field. Two-thirds of all the letters that pass through tho postoDices of the world are written bv or sent to pep' pie who speak Kuglish. Lightning- struck the home of Joseph Voorhes. at New lluckensack, N. Y,, seven times within uu hour during u recent thunderstorm. ^ "Was that iniodtreaClei' able to read yo«r thoughts?" "No, I fooled hii» by thinking- in Preach, a«a by Ff !'> ~""~

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