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TfiM UftPfitt DESK MOlKEBi ALQONA IOWA. WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 27, J897. NEWS IN IOWA KILLS HIS In TrtKfdf Ht Kcofenk—Startler Srtf D*feo§e. Oct. 19.—.tdhn Harris shot And instaistly killed George Rebo, the bullet goittg through the latter's bead. Kebo wfts a son-in-law of Harris. fie had but recently served ft tetm itt the penitentiary at Ft. Madi- 6flH. His wife refused to live with kite feince his release frotn prison, tnatdnp her home at her father's house. Kebo. armed with a shotgun and revolver, broke open the door of the Harris house, ftarris met him iitad demanded his business. For tin answer itebo shot at him. Harris then fired point blank at him, killing him instantly. He gave himself up to the authorities, pleading self defense, KKOKVK, Oct. 20.—The coroner's jury returned a veedict to the effect that the shooting of George Kebo by John Harris, was justifiable homicide. Harris was immediately released from jail. The sentiment of the community was BO strongly in favor of Harris that three hours after the killing vol- xtntary bail to the amount of 8100,000 had been offered in his behalf. JENSEN HANSON KILLED. His Mutilated Body Found Lying Along the Northwestern Truck. fir.DonA, Oct. 21.—Dispatches from New Providence state that the body of a man was found lying besides the tracks of the Toledo branch of the Chicago & Northwestern, one and oue- half,miles east of Lawn Hill. Further particulars say that from a piece of paper found on.the man's clothing he has been identified as one Jensen Hanson, a farmer living half way between Union and Gifford. Hanson was a middle-nged man and leaves a wife and twelve children. The body was horribly -mutilated, and one leg 1 could not be found. • EI/DOHA, Oct. 22,—It is now believed that Jens Hanson, whose mutilated remains were found on the Northwestern track near Gifford, was murdered. Circumstances surrounding 1 the case make it look suspicious. He was known to have had $100 on his person the evening of his deatb^ anil when the body was discovered the money was missing. BIO THING FOR SIOUX CITY. Tacking House \Vlilch Will Employ l.OOO Mon Is About Assured. Sioux CITY, Oct. 23.—The Cudahys are to locate a big packing plant at Sioux City. They are to spend $300,000 in improvements of the old plant this fall, and the contract is for ten years. They will employ 1,000 men before the end of the year, and it is a big" thing for Sioux City. It is said, also, that it will not be long before the Silberhorn packing house will be reopened, as Cudahy wants competition. This practically puts a corner ou all the hogs west of the Missouri river. Tho Ballot Controversy. DES MOINES, Oct. 19.—A. W. C. Weeks has filed with the supreme court a petition for a writ of certiorari to correct the alleged illegal action of the Polk county judges. Though state chairman ot the middle-of-the- road populists, Mr. Weeks signs the petition merely as "attorney for the plaintiffs." The strongest point in his paper is his assertion that the co\u - t granted relief to the fusion populists not asked for in their petition, when it ruled the state election 'board acted illegally in putting- the middle-of-the-road candidates on the ballot that was certifled. DCS monies' Union Depot. DEH MOINKS, Oct. 22. —F. M. Ilub- tiell, who is in consultation with General Manager Ramsey, of the Wabash, relative to proposed plans for a union depot, says that, though it is too late for the depot to be started this fall, it will surely be built in the near futiu-e. Mr. Hubbell says that the Towa Central and the Chicago, Fort Madison & Des Moines will enter Des Moines soon, the latter road probably extending its line to Des Moiues from Ottumwa next year, Child Chewed by a Uog:. VAN WERT, Oct. 23.—Mr. and Mrs. C. 15, Water's G-year-old child was badly bitten about the head and face by their dog. The face was badly -chewed and the flesh wns torn on the forehead, requiring the doctor to taUe nine stitches to draw the flesh back to KILLED BY HIS BROTHER. Cfllrln Chftddock tttem Plain feSe«s of Blow With A Poktr. DES MOINES, Oct. 25.—Caltin Chaddock, a young man 20 yeafs of age living with his mother, died at Mercy hospital as the result of a blow with a poker, said to have been inflicted by his brother William. The fatal blow was struck in the course of a quarrel between the brothers. As the outcome of the affair, William has been placed under arrest on a warrant issued by Coroner Ankeny and will be held pending the investigation of the facts by tho coroner's jury. The assault was committed, it is claimed, while Calvin was under the influence of liquor. Calvin forced William into a corner and the latter claims he did hot intend to injure Calvin, and that he endeavored to strike his arm. instead of this, the poker fell across Calvin's temple with crushing force. The assault was witnessed by the mother of the boys and by their sister, Miss Ada Chaddock. The young man was removed to the hospital, where he died in great ngouy. SIOUX CITY ATA STANDSTILL Cnnuot Issue Any More Wnrrnntu, Hondo or Bills. Sioux CITY, Oct. 23.—On application of the State Bank IJuiJding Compiiny, Judge Gaynor has enjoined the city officers from issuing any more bonds warrants or other evidences of indebtedness until the final adjudication of the action. The appliciition practically asks the repudiation of all the city's indebtedness in excess of 5 per cent constitutional limit. It is alleged the city is in debt $1,000,000 on bonds and 5300,000 more on a floating indebtedness and that the legal limit is but $300,000. The county officers were also enjoined from levying certain taxes. It has caused quite a sensation in the city. Tanner Askn I>rnke's Help. SPRINGFIELD, 111., Oct. 2-1.—Governor Tanner has asked Governor Drake to investigate the charges of citizens of Rock Island that. Iowa militiamen participated in the riots at Fulton on the occasion o£ the removal of- the Modern Woodmen of America headquarters. The Illinois executive has forwarded to the Iowa governor a mass of correspondence on the subject and statements of Rock Island people. S. V. I. Enrollment Is 1,300. IOWA CITY, Oct. 24.—The enrollment at the State University of Iowa continues to increase, and the total is now over 1.2oO, divided as follows: Collegiate r>77; law, 184; medical, 196; dental, 149; pharmacy, 36; homeopathic medical, 02; total, 1200. The library building has been completed, and in a day or two the library will be remor- cd back to the old quarters. Sue* His Uncle for $10,000. TRAER, Oct. 23.—The unpleasantness that has arisen among the heirs of the Janet Gait estate does not abate. William Gait has commenced action against Peter McCornack for §10,000 damages of character alleged to have been sustained on account of charges and statements made by his uncle at various times since the troitble began. IOWA CONDENSED. Killed by a Full. MAJISIIAI.I.TOWK, Oct. 21.—Tom Vaughn, for many years a resident of MarshaUtown, met almost instant death by falling from the roof of the old court house, now the property of Kirby & Howe. Vaughn was a carpenter by tnvde. Fred Gilbert the Cliaiuplon. KANSAS Crrv, Oct. 23.—Fred Gilbert, pf Spirit Lake, Iowa, defeated Elliott of Missouri, and won the Dupont trophy and the live bird championship of the world. Bead ou tbe Street. ' APKU Oct. 20.—Coel Jfoel, a brick }»yer from Des Moines, died suddenly ou the. streets of Adel. It is reported that he had been drinking in DCS Mpines and camo to Adel to sober off, but continued drinUipg and died from its effects. Ilis sufferings werp terri- Wp p.ripv to his death. A }tetr»r4 For » Murdew. Mpl»K9, Oct. 80.T--Governor hatj offered a reward of $300 for to the author- An excellent opening for general mercantile business. A partner with some capital wanted. Enquire EX, Lock Box 54, Des Moines, lu. Fred IT. Bosler, an upholsterer by trade, was found dead under the red bridge north of Burlington. He was lying on his side on the sand below, his coat torn at the right elbow, which probably was caused by the. fall. Few bruises were on him and a mystery which will probably never be cleared surrounds his death. He was well known and leaves two daughters and a son. Foster Bain, of the Iowa geological survey, says the bluffs north of Hawar- clen contain a chalk and clay which, if mixed in with a percentage of purer challc, will make a cement equal to the celebrated Portland cement, lib says his opinion is confirmed by an eastern geologist who has made an analysis. Mr. Bain is also of the opinion that coal in paying quantities will never be found in northwestern Iowa. The supposed coal found atHawarden is a low grade of ignite. Des Moines dispatch: Iowa road peddlers, who were made to pay a license fee of 855 by the last legislature, have appealed to the federal court. They made a test case. One of their number were arrested and brought before Justice Blyler. Now they have appealed to Judge Woolson of the federal court for a writ of habeas corpus in release the man. If the writ is granted, the law will be invalidated. Meanwhile the 200 peddlers that travel out of Des Moines are idle. It is announced that P. E. Navey, sheriff of Dickinson county, has offered a reward of S200 for the arrest of John Ovcrrailler, aged 35 to 40, height 5 feet 10 or 11 inches, weight 100 to 170 pounds, light hair and light complexion, eyes light gray or blue and very piercing-, light mustache and goatee, sharp pointed nose, German descent, speaks broken English, walks erect and fast; "wanted for the murder of John Legall in Dickinson county, Governor Drake. has also offered a similiar reward. E. J. Nevilo was arrested at Oehvein recently on a charge of having stolen ten head of cattle front a fanner near Randalia, He brought them tp Oel- weiu and Bold them to Ilenth & Humphrey, but before he could get away a message was received from the sheriff to nrrest him, Marshal Pickard had just pot his prisoner inside the jail and remarked "I will h^ye to search you," wheu Novile drew a vevojygv from j- '•» pocket, an^ before the officer coukl interfere he pl.acgd the m»^\9 ever bis Ue&rt and pulled ill OVER THE WORLD PULLMAN IS DSAD, Car Mutnufo Stricken \Tlth Heart bl«enft«. CHICAGO, Oct. 20.—George M. Pullman died suddenly of heart disease at 5 o'clock yesterday morning 1 . His death occurred at his magnificent residence on Prairie avenue and Eighteenth street. Ho was found dead in bed. Mr. Pullman retired at his usual early hour, apparently in ordinary health, with no indication of his sudden demise, or indeed, any premonition of illness. George M. Pullman was born in Chautauqua county, New York, March 3, 1831. At the age of 14 he became a clerk in a country store; then with his brother ho went into the cabinet making business. He came to Chicago in 1850 and engaged in raising buildings, meantime working out the idea of a sleeping car. His first car, '-Pioneer," was completed in 18(15. From this beginning has grown the great Pullman system. PRIVATE HAMMOND ABUSED. Urutally Troatcil, Ho Claims, hy an American Wcylcr. CHICAGO, Oct. 24.—At. Fort Sheridan to-day Private Hammond told the story of his treatment by Cn.pt. Lovering to a military 'court of'inquiry. Hammond said he was in the guardhouse. When ho refused to walk to the summary court, Lovcring ordered the guards to drag him out. They did so. They tied a rope around his feet and dragged him from one part of the gi'ounds to the other, up stairs and down. Capt. Lovering accompanying them, kicking-, cursing, heaping vile epithets on the prisoner, and twice wounding him with his sword. He had to go to the hospital and have the wounds dressed, and has eince been in confinement on bread and water. Tho story of Private Hammond was confirmed by the court of inquiry in session at Fort Sheripan. HAWAII, AMERICA, GERMANY Latter Wnnts Samoa—Hawaii Committee Opposes Annexation. HONOLULU, Oct. 2f>. — It lias been definitely decided among the Hn- waiians opposing annexation that a commission of five men shall be sent to Washington to make a determined fight against the ratification of the annexation treaty. A prominent citizen, who has recently returned from Germany, states that the Hawaiian annexation question is receiving some consideration among the German peo pie. A number of prominent Germans have expressed themselves in favor of the amalgamation of the tworepublics. In that event they think that Germany should be allowed to take Samoa without interference on the part of the United States. This they decrn a simple matter of fairness and justice. WANTS THE ARMY INCREASED. General Miles Snys It Should Be .'iC,000 to 70,000 Men. WASHINGTON, Oct. 24.—Gen. Nelson Miles, commanding general of the army, in his annual report to the secretary of war, commends the efficiency of the army, and speaks of tha progress on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts in the matter of fortifications, lie asks congress to authorize two more regiments of artillery to garrison the new fortifications; also five regiments of infantry, lie recommends at least three military posts established in Alaska to support the civil authorities. He makes recommendations for tho protection of coast points, and says the maximum peace footing of the army should be one enlisted man for every 1,000 people, and the minimum one to every 2,000. SALISBURY WOULD RETIRE. Interesting Contest Likely for Succession to the Premiers!) In, LONDON, Oct. 25.— In spite of the official denial of the Marquis of Salisbury's approaching resignation of the premiership, belief in its truth is very strong in political circles, where it is considered that his retirement is inevitable within a few mouths. This view of the undercurrent was expressed by a cabinet minister on Wednesday, who private remarked that the Duke of Devonshire had declared that he means to have the premiership when the Marquis of Salisbury resigns, Dal four is also to be a candidate and the contest will probably prove an interesting one. Cyclone In MADIUO, Oct. 23. — A dispatch from Leyte, the Philippine Islands, isays that place has been almost devastated by a cyclone. Many persons were killed and the damage is incalculable. The cyclone also destroj'ed the towns of Tagloban and Hernaniona, same island, and several villages. It is es timated thut about 400 lives were lost. The damage is estimated at 7,500,000 pesetas. __ ___ A lamp-wick which does not require trimming has been invented. It is 'a thick coil of clay perforated with minute holes, through which the oil ascends by capillary attraction. An alien is not allowed to acquire a title to land in Bermuda, either by purchase or inheritance. If a woma^ who owns land there Carries a foreigner, she forfeits her real estate. A rich Persian, lost his wealth, except; fso.poo,, end died of excessive jrriof. His paupey brother proved to be liis Mr, anj| when, too Ue§r4 pf bis be 4i?4 DELIVERY* HWth t:*eom«*nds, 8om<S ? tal Ch&ncfd. x, Oct. 24.— First Assistant Postmaster General 'H*ath has completed his report for the year ending June SO, last. He recommends provision for ten special examiners, experts in real estate values, to inquire into postmasters' requisitions and demands. He asks authority to rent offices for ten years instead of five; desires more latitude iii congressional postoffices and adjoining large cities. In the light of the results achieved by the tests in the selected locations in 1893, he states ho recommends that rural free delivery be gradually enlarged with a view to the final inclusion of all except sparsely settled pa.rts of the country. The report also contains the usual statistics and estimates. Currency Itcform Plan nintlc. WASHINGTON., Oct. 23.— The monetary commission adjourned to November 2 next. It is understood that a practical agreement has been reached as to the general outlines of apian for a reform in the currency, and that soon after they reassemble they will prepare for the public a state- of their conclusions. What will be the nature of this statement lias not been made public. miners. CnAiu.KSTON, W. Va., Oct. r>,1. — A mob of 200 striking miners .attacked men at work in the mines at Mount Carbon and forced tliem to quit work. James and Kobert Kdtlcs were beaten unmercifully by the strikers. Sheriff McVey wns telegraphed for and left for Mt. Carbon. If lie cnnnot succeed in stopping the trouble he will call on the governo' 1 for troops. Kecord for .7oo 1'utchcn. JOMET, 111., Oct. 22.— Joe Patclien broke the world's record for pacing a mile to a wagon on the Ing-alls Park trade. Marks' s great horse was at his best and pulled the wagon around the circle in 2:04?.f. cutting the best previous mark, 2:OSJ-.j', by three and th ree-qn arters seconds. State Will TuHh thn C'ano. CHICAGO, Oct. 2fi.— The state's attorney has decided to put. Luetsrcrt on trial a second time this wppk BREVITIES. It is stated that an outbveait of disease, supposed to be the bubonic plague, has occurred in the village of Jullundur, in the- Punjeis district Twenty-three deaths from this cause have already been reported. The town of Windsor, N. S., was fire-swept, a few days ago, and 3,000 people are homeless. Seven-eights of tho town was entirely wiped out. Two lives were lost, Michael Whalen and his wife, an aged couple, and two children of Walter Mosher, a boy of 12 and a girl of 0, were badly burned. The property loss is estimated at S300- 000. In India recently two squadrons of the Ninth Bengal lancers fell into ambuscade in the hills between Bara and Mamanni. A native officer and fourteen Sowars wore killed. The Salar- zais have surrendered 157 guns and the Mahmuds have completed their submission to tho British authorities and have promised to be loyal in the future. ,- A dispatch from Havana sry; that during a number of recent uugage- ments between the Spanish troops and the insurgents the latter lost 102 men killed and 07 were captured and 247 submitted to the Spanish authorities. The Spanish loss during tho same engagements, the official report adds, was six men killed and thirty-eight wounded. Deeds were sig-ned a few clays ago completing the purchase of the last 780 acres of a 17.000 acre tract of land in Iron county, Missouri, that is designed to form one of the greatest fame preserves in the United States. The purchaser is the Mountain and Lake Fishing club, including in membership many well known men in St. Louis. The intention of the club is to present the preserve to the state at tho expiration of fifty years. The Nuueste Nachrichten, of Leipsic, Germany, publishes a report of a conversation which Prince Bismarck is said to have had with a recent visitor, during which the ex- chancellor is quoted as saying that the Monroe doctrine is "uncommon insolence toward the rest of the world, and does violence to the other American states and European states with American interests." It would bo analogous, the prince is said to have added, if .Russia and France combined to disallow frontier changes in Europe, or the preponderant powers in Asia, Russia anil Great Britain, arrogated the rig-hi to forbid changes of the political status. Continuing, Prince Bismarck is reported to have remarked: "Their great wealth, due to the soil of America, has led the American legislators to overestimate their own rights and underestimate the rights of the other American and the European states." Berlin dispatch; The first shipment of American butter has arrived at Hamburg in excellent condition and found o, mcly market at prices slightly lower than the German, averaging 1 to the American butter 24 to 26 cents per pound, Cairo advices say a patrol of dervish horsemen raided a village seven miles from Berber, killing elevew men and capturing many women and children. A detachment p| AuglQ-Eg-yptian pav&lry was sent in pursuit and overtook and routed Mem with Jpsg. The »bgnjonefl tj>etr booty att d LEE TO STAY IN CUBA. , _ -* . — • TresMtet ilrtleVM it Bolt td Make S& Chnnee *»* Treicnt. WASHiNaTON, Oct. S2.— General Fitzhugh Lee, consul general in Cuba, has announced to his friends that he expects to return to Cuba abont December 6 and remain until the <:onr -Hision of the Cubnn war. He will be accompanied by Walter B. Barker, United States consul at Sagua la Grande, wlio arrived in this country shortly after General Lee and on the same mission — tofurnish tbe president with definite information as to the situation in Cuba. Mr. McKinley has decided to make no changes of consular officers on the island until the rebellion is in one way or another brought to an end. The interests of 'his country and its citizens in Cuba win, ^.ie president believes, bo better subserved by officers who have had experience en the island. POTATO CROP A FAILURE. i'.nce 1803 Ilnn There ISeon So Great iv S NEW 1'oiuc, Oct. 22.— Not since 3892 has the potato crop of the United States proved so nearly a failure, sars the American Agriculturist in its final report of the yield of 1897. Compared with tho liberal crop of Inst year, there is an apparent falling off of nearly 30 per cent in tonnage, and the quality of the whole is greatly deficient. County and township returns from all the leading potato growing states how the yield of potatoes to be 174,- riOO.OOO bushels, against 245,000,000 bushels in 1890. The average rate of /•ield per acre is placed at &'.nty-four bushels, taking the country at large, ngainst eighty-si bushels in 1890. The principal reasons for disaster to ihe crop are blight and rot, ns a result. af extremes of weather condition". :.' : JMDRED DEAD FROM FEVER. Ono In grille Die nt Now Orleans—Disease Sprending;. KF.W ORI.KANS, Oct. 1!>.—Before 7 o'clock last evening tho 100 mark of deaths during the present period of yellow fever prevalence had been reached. They had occurred among- less than 900 cases that have been reported to the board since early in September. As usual, however, the day's record was swelled by the terrible criminal neglect of the poorer classes. The cases have bobbed up in all directions. The quarantine system is still in effect, but it does not seem to restrain the spread of the infection, and the opinion seems to be that yellow fever is not at all contagious but atmospherically infectious. LUETGERT TRIES TO GET OUT. lie Tries Bail and Mny Try Habeas Corpus, CHICAGO, Oct. 23.—A conference was held by Judge Tuthill and the attor neys for the state and defense in tl,« Luetgert case ou the question of admitting the big sausage maker to bail. But the state's attorney vigorously opposed the acceptance of bail, and no decision was reached. The matter will rest a few days. It is reported his attorneys may then apply for a writ of habeas corpus. The state's attorney says if this course is taken he will at once put Luetgert on trial again. Allojjocl South Unkota Corruption. PnciuiE, S. D., Oct. 23.—Warrant* have been sworn out for tho arrest of State Auditor May hew, ex-Auditor Hippie and Insurance Clerk Anderson, charging embezzlement of public funds. Civil suits have also been commenced in the name of tho state for 510,000 against Hippie and for $3,000 against May lie w. The theory upon which these suits are brought is that all fees collected by the insurance department of the state auditor's oiKco for work performed by nn employe of the office, paid by tho state, belongs to tha state. In London recently tit tho . Chapel Royal, St. James Palace, the subdeun, Rev, Edgar Sheppard, baptized the infant son and heir of tho Duke and Duchess of Marlborough. The Prince of Wales, who was sponsor at the Duke of Marlborough's christening, acted again in that capacity in the case of the latter's son. The other sponsors were the Marchioness of Blanford, mother of the Duke of Marlborough, anil William K. Vaiuler- bilt, father of the Duchess of Marlborough. Chinese advices say that the city of Kuang Yang, in Hunan province, has been captured and its inhabitants massacred by a bund of rebels forming part of a rebel army which is devastating .Hauan and Kuang provinces, in southern China. The entire night of August 27 was spent in slaying and plundering. All the mandarins and every civil and military officer in the city were slnin. The number of killed and injured exceeded 1,000. The. insurgents numbered 15,000 men, half of them armed. Their avowed object is to destroy existing government in southern China. Barmaids will be tolerated no longer in Australia. Those now in service will be permitted to serve, as heretofore, but no «ew ones will be licensed. A malicious scoundryl buried a spike- studrted plank on a cycle path near Milwaukee. About 200 bicyclists passed over it, and had to walk home. Here is one of the questions which candidates tor appointment as schoolteachers in Abilene, Kansas, wore required to answer; "Why does » horse walk bacUvvai-d while eatisg- grass, & COVY W^lk, DISAGREED. ——•—• ^ _ TIi6 x.iietgQr( «9nry 'iFnlltiA Chicago dispatch: Th6* /rav*La j a cool autumn morning -• ^ through the r' " hill's court as- F11 unn has been on trial on the murderinp his wife and body in a vat, heard •> man of the eleven men wi, 0 had v ' > considering his caso for the 4l hours, the words, "We ar agree upon a verdict." able as ever, evincing no ^ Bt worJs, the wonderful nerve It i big sausage maker was with 1 • the last. lie stood up, Rnd w *' a good natured smile on his face, shook hands with his son A* his counsel, and business partner Charles, and was led back to iJi. it- jury dismissed and the pi-eat tri) an end. Later Luetgort m ,A A *' affidavit for the A 8K ocia tc d T« s J which he declares that he did not W his wife and that he does Bot Lj" where she is, but that it i s ° W question < " DANA IS DEAD, Editor ° f «« N«ir York Sllll f Avray. " NEW Yor.K. Oct. 18.— Charles A Dana, editor of the New York <?„, ' dead. The sole survivor of thS"^ editorial coterie. Qreeley, James P donBennett the first, Ra 1 " Weed, Prentice and pd away at his home in Olencove j T yesterday at the age of 78. ^ '„' due to cirrhosis of the liver jf Dana had been ill sinee last June, bl j the serious nature of the disease w not apparent until about a week a Jo Already it is expected there will h» „ tremendous struggle between P a « Dana, the editor's son; William M Laffan, the second in command, and the Wall street interests for the con trol of the paper. Charles A Dan-i borrowed on his stock, and J. pforpon'fr Morgan may have much to say regard iug the future management of° the paper. Which will win is a question agitating newspaper men. SCORES OF LIVES ARE LOST. Stenmor W recked on Culmn Coast ami Two Hundred Persons Perished Havana dispatch: The coll ' s ti nB steamer Triton, from Havana to Laliia Honda, province of Pinar del Rio, has been wrecked between Dominica and Muriel on the north coast of that province. The steamer went nshoro ' during heavy weather, grounding about eight miles from the coast. The pu-ser and one of the passengers have arrived at Mariel, and say they have no knowledge reg-arding tho fate of the captain, passengers and crew o{ the Triton. The missing passengers include several well known merchants. It is said the Triton had on board over 200 passengers, soldiers and civilians, and it is feared that thtiy have all perished, in addition to the thirty men composing the steamer's crew. No details of the wreck, however, have yet been received. Strike Arbitration. LONDON, Oct. 22.—A new and important element has been introduced into the great engineering dispute by the official intervention of the board of trade. Right Won. C. T. Eitchie, president of the board, proposes in an identical letter addressed to tbe masters and the men a conference between the representatives of the ;|, federated employers and the engineering- unions sliall be held forthwith to discuss and settle the hours of labor. IOWA PATENT OFFICE REPORT. DES MOINKS, Oct. 22.—Copyrights and patents have been .secured throusi our agency during- the past week ifr follows: V. J. J. Prosscr, of Des .Moines, has been granted a copyright for a book . entitled ''Common Sense Phono- graphy." ;; l'\ W. Webster, of Des Moines, has;,been granted a copyright for a photo.; of U M. Shaw. -f Patents \vero allowed, b'-.t not yet ' issued, as follows: To L. Gist, of Lake City, for an automatic check row corn planter and marker. Rotary motion of the carriage axle is utilized for simultaneously operating tho seed dropping- wl marking mechanisms at regular inter? vals of space and by means of levers nt the side of a person on the seat loss or gain of space can be readily governed, To C. F. Lathrop and F. C. Vrcden- burgh, of Atlantic, fora plumb level in which the pointer is provided wHU wings to restrict vibration. To W. 11. Gray, of Eddyville, wr improvements in his corn harvester. ToJ. Weinhart, of IJooue, fora boiler furnace adapted for conveying steam and hot water-to radiators IP » building and also at the same time utilizing air heated in a chamber sin- rounding the boiler for, heating compartments in the same building-. Our office was established in 18'« lgr the convenience of western inventors. No need of going east or semiwfc patent oftlce work to attorneys in ww east to get patents for inventions. THOMAS a. and ,1. RALPH OBWIS. Solicitors of P«ten» A swinging sofa m mv ——- trivance for parlor vise. It has all tW advantages of tho hammock, wi' its perils. Eognged lovers who W« 8 W never "fall out." Ether was administered to Mft Mary Whitten, of 'Sulladasburg,^*'I by a dentist who was about to e- v "° some of her teeth. Before the wore pulled the woman «'»s At the marriage of G. U and Mrs. S. J. Hedges, both « of Platte county, Missouri. U the groom acted as best wp>. of tUe bride stood wp wU« I

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