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   Algona Republican (Newspaper) - August 24, 1887, Algona, Iowa                                WKTFSPAPER from the er directed to hid namo or whuther ti rniiu Is for the iT hut refusing to tnkc news Mpcrftrad mvlocllciUs from the postofflccv or rcmnv tag loavlnR iltcm uncalled A CANADTANI journal has taken a vote of its readers on the ques tion of annexation with the United Out of 010 700 op pose ami 210 favor New England has had Jho best weather going this It had no and it has escaped the terrible heat which lias broiled and stewed tho people of sections of our western No INDIAN troubles had occurred siiHe Hie capture of Geroninio somo months Of course things couldnt possibly that The frisky IfU1 is now threatening an uprising in the mountains of and tho are in a ferment of MEXICO lias its Wiggins in the per son of who prophesied an in undation of the City of Mexico by hot and general As the dire things predicted show no signs of Inking there is great in dignation against and the false jirophet may find it to his interest to ikeep invisible for a of went barber during the recent heated term and with a twinkle of the I want you to cut my hair as you would like a In rising from his chair and ruefully survey ing his bald and shining lie was constrained to observe that tho wanted no sermon at HKK 15ritanie to mark tho Of the fiftieth year of her issued a proclamation ex lending pardon to soldiers who may deserted from her majestys laud forces and residing out of the shall report them selves to the proper ollicer within four months from the 17th of June THE parents of a wellknown society did not object so much to the young but it was name that struck terror to their ami accordingly forbade their daughter to accept the attentions of The lovers laughed bolts and eloped and were married in the usual and now they are as happy a pair of Bolkcrmuehls as the terrible and alleged destruction of iarm products generally throughout the exports of brcadstufls in July reached an excess of four millions and a quarter over those while the exports of pork and dairy products reached an increase of about a mil lion tlollars over those for the corres ponding month last TJIK French Jovis and in their recent a fail 4Ml to beat all previous records in tho attained by a In vtiy which is about four and a quarter they ivaehed an altitude seldom equaled by navigators of the upper although falling about threequarters of a mile short of Glaisers stupendous llight a years MAX Vox a German medical considers that chol era is not iu the sense of being communicable directly from per son to but that it belongs to malarial group of tho germs of which lind their way from the soil into the and thence through lungs into the He regards good drainage and pure water as the most ellicient safeguards against FiHiTHKK marvels of Saturns rings have been noted by St ivy of tho lloyal Observatory of and Dusky notches in edges of tho with evidences of are indications which support the view that the singular appendages of our sister planets are made up of small satellites so closely grouped that the spaces sep arating them from each other are not at the earths a retired of of Hungarian has just arrived in New York ou an interesting According to the New York this is nothing less than a formal oiler to cede the Tortugas island ilo tht United The island is re garded valuable us a naval and it was stateil a short time ago that tho British government was trying to get jwDSscssion of it by means of a trumped claim which was finally TiiEKE is no occasion in these days railroad development for wooden says the Springfield Jlepubli and the latu disaster at Chats was only another illustra tion of their dangerous Tho master of the road testified be fore the coroners jury that every of the kind along the line has boeii ulirc at least ouce during the and the section masters along tho in a dry season like that just have been compelled to keep the long prairie grass along the tracks lurued A BLOW AT THE The Orcat Irish Organization Proclaimed by the IJrltlHli GovernmentThe Action Not Uftlooked of the Irish the Lords yesterday afternoon Premier Salisbury an nounced that the Government had pro claimed the National Chief Secretary for made a similar announcement In the and In do ing so said the Government had thus taken advantage of the power granted by the Crimes act to prohibit the workings of or to entirely suppress the Harrington asked whether Bolfour was aware that nearly all of the branches of tho league were engaged in registration Work whether he knew that the league was the only association opposed to the Conserva tives in that and whether the proclama tion was not Intended to paralyze the efforts of the league to tho advantage of the Balfour said that no branch of the league whose work was con fined to registration would bo interfered Replying to a question by Balfour said that until the Viceroy of Ireland should issue an order regarding the particular district to bo the Governments proclamation would not bo in The proclamation of the which is made under the sixth section of the Coercion asserts that said association promotes violence and and declares that the discovery of its tangible existence by ordinary law like putting ones fin ger upon a globule of mercury in hope of holding it futile and a mere waste of Many Tories are of the opinion that the proclamation was withhold too long to be as efflcacious as it ought to and openly express regret and dissatisfaction that it was not issued im mediately after the royal assent to the Co ercion bill made It possible for the Govern ment to promulgate Chamberlain and Russell have withdrawn from the Unionist party in consequence of the proclaiming of the Irish National League by the The proclaiming of the league was the subject of excited discussion in the lobbies of Parliament last Gladstonians assort that the Government is unjust and imprudent in proclaiming tho Tho Poriieliites say that tho Gov ernment wish to create trouble and outrages in Ireland during all the com ing winter that the proclamation will force the extreme measures of tho league to the and that the Government will shortly bitterly repent their All the import ant documents of league have been removed from the headquarters in The Parnellite members of the House of Commons will hold a conference for the purpose of deciding upon what attitude they will assume in the House on Thursday when tho action of the Government in proclaiming tho Irish National League comes up for in an interview last said tho action of the Government in pro claiming the National League was a gratui tous insult to the people of and having regard to the present condition of Ireland the proclamation was merely a move to cover tho weakness of the Land If that measure did not protect ten ants from evictions therewould inevitably be trouble during the coming Will iam OBrien said The proclamation of the National League as It stands at present will not impede the work of tho ami I regard it as a better indica tion of the hopeless condition of tho Govern ment than even the Parliamentary election at It is significant that the league is not proclaimed under tho sections of the Co ercion act relating to Sexton expressed himself as follows The league was under clauses which the Government did not allow to be dis cussed in the House of The Gov ernment is answerable for destroying the leagues power of If the Government suppressed tho league Ireland will receive the proclamation with followed by a feeling of hope in the Timothy member of Parlia ment and Secretary of the said The action of the Government is an idle If they go furthar our men will still con tinue to John member of said Tho proclamation will not move the league a hairs Harrington and other Nationalists started for Dublin last Some of thorn will return to as sist in the debate on when Gladstone will move an address to the Crown denouncing the proclamation of the In order to emphasize their indignation number of Liberal members of the House of Commons have decided to join tho The proclaiming of the league was excited ly discussed at all the Gladstonian clubs in London during tho Many Irish papers appeared with black borders hist This announcement of tho procla mation was received quietly in At Limerick twentysix new members joined the Patrick expresident of the first National League of in an interview yester day in relation to the suppression of the first National League iu said From my intimate knowledge of tho stupid ity as well as brutality of the men who control the Tory party in I have been looking for just such a Tho first National by keeping tho masses on the linos of constitutional served us a safety valve for the just and natural bit terness and passion of the Deprived of tho rights of public meeting and free these feel ings will not find vent in a policy on the part of the active and desperate of bloody If we have a repetition of the Phoenix Park tragedy and other deplorable horrors of the past coercion regimes the verdict of the civil ised world will hold tho English Tory Govern ment alone Wendell Phillips truly said A British red coat may shoot an Irish but he can not shoot an A Clumsy new North German Lloyd steamer from met with a serious accident about eleven oclock yesterday morning while making hex pier in this There was a tug alongside the large when suddenly her bow swung around and crashed into the lower portion of the tearing away the entire A portion of the shed fell upon the bow of the striking several of the steerage passengers and two or three of the A number of the passengers had their heads badly cut and are believed to be fatally in Its Dollar finan cial embarrassments of Indiana ore growing more and more The lust dollar iu the general fund of the State Treasury wat paid out and there are no re sources that can bo drawn upon be fore next In the mean time will be needed to paj the current expenses of the State Govern ment and public Treasurei Leiueke announces that he will call upon the counties to advance but if do so it will be law will not require them to respond to such calls when they owe the State One effect of the exhaus tion of the treasury will be the suspension of work upon all State ol which several are now in course of BURNED At Destruction by Fire In MlrtOooiin ot tho Stennislilp City of nengertt nntl Crow take to the and all But Ono Party of Thirteen Res cueil hy Jass tiff MtgHlng Thought to Havo Been is learned here that the Inman Line steamer City of Montreal has been destroyed by fire at and it is feared that thirteen of her passengers and prow have been The City of Montreal sailed from New York August bound for She was commanded by Captain and hul 420 passengers on The news was learned at Queenstowri on the arrival there yesterday morning of tho British York Captain which left Baltimore August for This steamer performed tho work of bringing passengers and crew to Queens The destruction of the steamer oc curred on the llth five days after she loft New A boat containing nino passengers and four members of the crew is The passengers and crew of the City of Montreal were taken off the York City by tho tug Mount Etna and landed at All were accounted for except the thirteen persons In the missing It is learned that shortly after the passengers had gone to bed on tho night of August the ship being in latitude 43 north at the tney were aroused by an alarm of A scene of consternation and the passengers were greatly ter rified when they found out the true state of The smoke caused by tho fire was The passengers dressed and got on deck as quickly as possi and with little appearance of The fire originated in the cotton stored in the after main Nine streams of water were soon working on the and tho course of tho vessel was shaped toward 400 miles The flames spread with great rapidity and soon had burst out with terrific force through the midway and after tho heat being It becoming evident that it was impossible to save the everyone became and a momentary panic ensued The boats were lowered and passengers and crew got into The boats soon scat and one entirely This con tained two two seamen and nine and there is but little doubt that the whole boatload The boat did not contain a full crew and left tho City of Montreal against tho cap tains as there was time to take many mare in The names of those in the missing boat are Georpte Ar nold and Samuel intermediate Kenard Stephen Simon Kowtlev and Charles William Patrick Hughes Charles Smith interpreter and Thomas Wilberforce A bark was sighted shortly after the boats left the and the crew were prepar ing to pick up the when tho steamer York attracted by the flames from the burning which were shoot ing up a hundred feet in tho bore down and with difficulty took all hands on The rescued people were treated with the utmost kindness by the captain and crew of the York and the passengers speak with much feeling of the consideration which was accorded to The York City proceeded to London after landing the City of Montreals passengers and crew at The survivors ore unanimous in declaring that the officers and crew of the City of Montreal did their duty nobly and The captain of the bark Trabant under took to cruise around after the York City had left the scene of the There is therefore reason to hope that the missing boat has been Captain Land says he is sanguine that the people in boat 8 ore as the acci dent occurred on the track of steamers bound east and The he were cool and obedient during the crisis and the crew were The origin of the Captain Land is He is certain that it broke out in more than one place among the cot NEW officials of the Inman Line have no direct advices about the City of She left this city on she Oth and was four days overdue from Considerable anxiety had begun to be felt about She had no first cabin but carried 223 interme diate and 115 steerage The City of Montreal measured 432 feet over 44 feet in molded width of beam ind 30 feet deep from spar deck to Her gross tonnage was She was built by Tobey of in was an iron screw steamer and had nine was equipped with compound having 000 horse Tho steamer was worth about half a million dol The insurance is not SPENCEVpT Death of the Naturalist HIM IfoHicluiit of the United Status WOODS Spencer of the United States Fish died here at m yester Spencer tho eminent was born at in He became irofessor of natural science in Dickinson Col ege and afterward secretary of the Smith sonian Besides his other labors he has translated and edited the Icono graphio Encyclopedia and published re ports on tho collections in natural history made by Marcy and He also published in conjunction with Cassiu The Uirds of North America and The Mammals of North He studied with great success the various divis ions of the vertebrata and their and made valuable contributions to tho Jour nal of the Academy of Sciences of Philadel to the publications of the Smithsonian Seven of the Wretches Who Massacred the SiiiMnls Crew has been received from Superintendent of Provincial Police who went north with a force in a special steamer some days ago to wrest an Indian who murdered two formers Cowichan a He captured the He also confirms rumors that the missing schooner which left Port Townseud a year ago for the was Daken by and the entire crew murdered u short distance above Sey mour Captain of the Sea lived lioycrof t captured seven of the supposed ltidilleberger8 The grand jury yesterday brought in an indictment against six persons for misdemeanor in rescuing1 Senator lUddleberger from The pen Uty under the indictment is tux mouths iu ail and a fine not exceeding A lively time at the trial is An indictment for misdemeanor was ilso found against Deputy Sheriff who was in jtiil with Senator Itiddleberger the night of the The siualluess of the party and the liberation of the Senator without forcing the jail proper will make it go hard with the deputy Senator lUddleberger said to a friend this eveuiug thai he would clean out ihe court by legal MANY An Kpidemta of Knlltvny pears to Have Struck the Train Crathen Through a Brick Hig at Killing the and Wounding Many rnssengo Serious few residents In tho neighborhood of the Baltimore A Ohio Y who were up and on the street at Oclock yesterday morning witnessed a sin gular and startling It was no less a spectacle than that of a train of cars leap ing from the track and mshing with the speed of lightning and the crash of a thunderbolt through a brick house In an Instant the train and the house were in a heap of ruins and the track for somo distance was littered with The train to which the accident oc curred was the Cincinnati express and coming from the About It came thundering into tho city over the Metropolitan and at the nearly a mile away from the V began whistling down For some reason the brakes were not put The it was did not and the engineer began blow ing his distress whistle for the brake men to put on the regular Either tho brakemen did not heed the signal or it was not given In time to be of for the flying at a frightful came thun dering on toward tho sharp curve at the On the south side of fee in the lit tle corner made by the intersection of the tracks was located a railroad signal a brick structure three stories where railroad mon are employed to regulate the signals and the switches at the When the train turned the shorn curve of the with fearful the cars behind the engine flew from the track and smashed into the in an there waa a wreck for bos seldom been equaled in railroad The en gine was dragged from the plowing through the dirt and mud a dis tance of 150 rolled completely Near the engine lay Hamilton tho crushed and and his fore man with several bones Behind the engine was a scene of panic and con One car was crushed and nearly buried nnder the bricks and timbers of the demolished Two sleeping coaches and one passenger coach remained on tho The mail the express and the baggage cor were rolled over and their sides were The roof of one car prottuled from the ruins of the railroad and the citizens wont to work with coats off to clear out the Many injured passengers wero removed and taken to neighboring houses or drug stores or to In this way eighteen or twenty people were got out of the some of them orrly slightly in others with bones broken and bodies badly bruised and The following is believed to be a full list of the Charles badly injured in the back Charles slightly shocked Charles injured in the back Frank shoul der dislocated Cincin both legs broken Wilhelm Cincin head cut badly Ed Cincin slightly injured Joseph Wash seriously injured Will telegraph pain fully injured about the head and William Winches badly bruised Augusta head badly cut Hamilton dying Albert of Washing employed in the express collarbono and left shoulder severe scalp wounds and left eye probably destroyed of badly bruised Augusta Beard ind of bruised Francis of cut in the right knee and badly bruised Augusta severe scalp wound and bruises Lizzie Albert find Charlie all bad ly Pennsyl vania express train which left Chicago at Wednesday afternoon was wrecked by spreading rails at on the Cleve land Pittsburgh early yesterday The rear sleeper was thrown from the and the colored porter in stantly killed and four other persons in two of them collision oc curred Wednesday night ou the Baltimore 3hio railroad by one of the eastbound freight trains running into the rear of an other freight by which seventeen cars were The collision was about three miles west of Ellicott City on the main near Hollinelds The engineer and conductor of one of the trains and it is believed The firemen are also prob ably fatally collission occurred here early yesterday morning be tween two heavy stock trains the Chi Burlington Quiuoy a cattle rain crushing into the rear end of a train oaded with hogs standing on a The engineer of the moving train was slightly hurt and twenty cattle were A fog prevented the flagman seeing the in coming has just been nude known that on Wednesday forenoon a Wabush freight train loaded with stock and was wrecked on its way to Chicago Between Heddick and A calf which was grazing wear a little culvert attempted o cross got entangled between the and threw engine 1384 and eleven cars tthe The engine was completely some fifty heads of cattle were tilled and hundreds of bushels of corn and wheat made The same morning at nine oclock freight consisting of thirtyseven cars oaded with pulled out of Orlando on its way to About three miles north of that station it came in collision with en Both engines were demol ihed and eight cars The number of cuttle killed must have been enormous an area of about 100 square feet was cov ered with dead hido freight on the Boston due at Milf ord at midnight Wednesday was ap proaching that the brakes failed to The engine came on with such force that the end of the rails was cleared and a dash made into a where the loco motive sank deep into the Engineer Oroft was thrown from the cab and serious ly One brakemau bad both legs coroners in the ease of the wreck on the Bal timore Ohio in this city Wednes find that the causa of the accident was fast and censure tho Inditing Hoard u JWussucre Her Crew and Set Her ou last intelli gence regarding the missing sciiooucr Sea Bird has been It ap pears from the confession of an In dian that Captain Moorj and his crew were massacred by the Indians of Seymour The ship was close to the when the Indians put out in their canoes and bound the crew hand and They drank all the whisky on and in their drunken frenzy first tortured and then massacred their The Bufferings of the who resisted the is described as After carrying off every thing of value tbey fired thy BcJiooiiw to hide UTES PRAOTIOB fhey Make a MnMercms Attack on an cort of WhltOft fttrnltheil at Their own KoqtiostPurtlicr News from tho of thb latest news from the seat of the tfte outbreak is that Sheriff Kendall came Into Meeker Tuesday night bringing with Mm fonr of Colorows men for the purpose of holding a The Indiana asked for fifteen days In which to reach their reservation In and this being they asked an escort through tho When outside the town the Indians turned upon the escort with knives and severely wounded Tho whites were also fired upon by a party of Utes in but neither one was Sheriff Kendall has telegraphed Governor Adams that no time should be lost In push Ing troops to the as he anticipates an attack upon Meeker and all the unprotected settlements and ranches soon as Colo rows three bands are United States Marshal Hill has telegraphed General Crook that tho assistance of United States troops was urgently The militia which left Colorado Springs and Leadvllle Tuesday night for Glenwood Springs have been and will not reach there until this GLENWOOD White river Ute Indians ore said to have sent runners to the Uncompahgro the the the Crow and other tribes in Montana and Idaho for aid Colorow has it is to have the other tribes brought into the present and while the out break has been local so far he wants to make it a National One company of State militia has reported hero and wero supplemented by an organ ized band of volunteers headed by Under Sheriff Clements and Jack a settler familiar with Indian tactics and the The other State troops are on their If the State troops once get in tho field they from present be able to quell the outbreak and compel the hostiles to go back to the reservations or Late advices show that the Indians are concentrating and at least 300 of them are in the White river country ready for which they will be able to maintain ad being in a country with which they are thoroughly familiar and which will make their position No very serious casualties have been reported but the unprotected ranches are at the mercy of the and to prevent it troops must begin to telegram was received at the War Department yesterday morning from General Terry stating that the Governor of Colorado had re quested General Crook to assist the civil authorities in serving a process upon the Ute bucks who had been indicted by a grand General Terry asked for instructions for the guidance of himself and General Crook in the A telegram was sent in reply directing him to hold troops in readiness to move at a moments in case of The War Department has received no of ficial information of the reported engage ment between Colorows band and the sher iffs and the military authorities do not feel authorized to order troops to assist the civil authorities in their ef forts to arrest the In the event of the defeat of the posse and Col orows taking to the war General who is near at has full au thority to take any needful action to pro tect the m SENATOR FRYES TOUR What the Maine Statesman Saw on the Observation of the La boring Frye and who arrived here on Friday from their Imp to have gone to their cottage on Squirrel Senator Frye eaid We have been absent about five and have bad a very enjoyable We have taken a tour of tho continent and Great al though we have seen many we have seen no place like place in all respects equal to Amer You will nnd in the Old World much that is but what impressed me SENATOR most painfully was the poverty of the masses of the peo the people in Europe live on the poorest food and mighty little of I found that laborers in Glasgow work for two shillings six pence a I was oliurmcxl with but when I saw tho women fighting in her beautiful the modern Athens lost her I can not convey to you the picture of the degra dation and want throughout Great Britain caused by Speaking of I found girls in factories in Venice working with great skill for from nva to twelve cents a tho most experienced retting twelve cents a out of which they liare to But how they live is a Their ohiof diet is Farm hands all over earn twenty cents a Women do most of the field I saw improved machinery on the farms of the 1 have seen twenty wom en in one field at work not a man in The plain people have no meat to eat but onoe a week on the The condition of American wageearners is incomparably better than that of working people in It is the difference between comfort and oouipa tence and discomfort and insufficient food and A iis reported that a syndicate of capitalists has secured control of the mines in tho Yermillion iron range in The iprice paid by the pur chasers is said to be Morse and Marshall of Chicago of New York John of Cleveland the Standard Oil Company and others of the same standing financially comprise the Killed by a Falling Yesterday afternoon a bridge in course of construction on the Ohio Valley five miles south of instantly killing William fatally in juring Frank Saloue and Joseph Beiliy and seriously injuring William of The bridge was thirty five feet high and the men were working on it when it Pronounced The Colonial contains the following1 from Six Bobert Premier Statements published abroad regarding New foundland are untruthful aud There Is neither bankruptcy nor universal The bunk and western fisheries are The Labrador and northern fisheries have hith erto been but were improving at the latest The general outlook here IB much bet ter than it was lust season at the correspond ing m 1 Cheap Fare to the The Bock Island road lias made a onecent rate for the bene fit of soldiers desiring to attend the Grand Amy encampment at Louis next IOWA STATU The following are tha Louis grain quotations 2 24W In Mills County a negro nnd a white woman applied to tho clerk for a marriage but ho said with Jefferson had a peculiar windstorm a fow days ago from which timber and orchards suffarod severe Two minutes before the wind began there was no vislblo cloud except a very small one high The wind soomel to drop from this and blew for thirty with groat At Dos Molnes a fow days ago John a wns fatally shot by Constable Potts while resisting The other afternoon tornado swept over Loe doing groat The James Catholic Church at valued at was utterly Smaller structures wero also About the Park Bluff Assembly twolvo mtlos tents wero blown up into the air and small trees A severe electrical storm setting fire to the live barns ot Silas noar and near Tho sixteenth annual convention of tho State Womans Suffrage Association takes placo at Dos Moines October 0 and State Treasurer Twombly recently com pleted his biennial report covering the period from June to Tho report shows that tho State has received from tho different counties dur ing tho time and from other sources enough to mako the total In regard to tho State debt Treasurer Twombly says This has b3en largely with every assurance that the fall payment of tho tax of J880 and the spring payment of the tux of 18S7 will fully moot tlia interest bearing part of this The Northwestern Iowa Methodist Con ference is to build a Sioux Storm Lake and Ida Grove bidding for the A fire a fow days ago at Poweshtok destroyed Kings new operahouse no Stabers harnessshop nnd contents Gwins office implements Rolands barburshop no in William Crawford was killed by a falling building and Warren Martin was run over by a fire engine and fatally in A stock company has been organized at Montezuma to explore that district for signs of Robert who helped to erect the first log house in Iowa and who built the Presbyterian church died in that city a few days A young farmer named Myers was gored to death by a bull near Dos Moines the other A horn pierced tha ab domen of tho unfortunate and he died in less than an Fowler of recently closed a contract with tho Union Stock Yards of Sioux City for the immediate construction at that town of a packinghouse with a ca pacity of three thousand hogs ani five hun dred beeves a It is computed that 950 women in Iowa own and manage Six more have stock farms and twenty dairy As a TVabash passenger train was near ing Marion County the othec morning six belonging to met death in front of the en The track was not and tho loss was settled for of Des recently de feated of the Missouri in trapshooting at lire birds with a score of to Budd having for a year defended the champion be becomes thereby tho champion whig shot of tho United Quite an extensive Shetland pony ranch is carried on near They re cently had 140 A fancy matched pair sold for and a good strong man could shoulder either of Tho Dubuque saloons wore recently closed by a temporary By an explosion of gas a few mornings ngo that had accumulated in the vault of the county recorders office at Sioux City deputy waa seriously buraed and A gasjet had been loft turned Tho fireproof vault was and the gas ignited when Monsinger went to light A heavy door near the vault was splintered by tho force of the The books uud were somewhat but no records were Iowa has not less than eighteen regu larly organized and prosperous It is said that natuaal gas has been dis covered six miles north of Petor the fourteenyearold SOB of John of Dubuqus Coun died a few days ago from the effects of a kick in tho stomach by a Tho State Normal school building at Ce dar Falls was damogjd several hundred dollars by a recent Tho frea poataldelivary system has been ordered for A mob of twentyfive or thirty masked men rode into Leon a few nights and after two hours bard chopping down doors and breaking off suc ceeded in getting James who had criminally assaulted a out of the They took him to a bridge a little west of the and after a vain attempt to got him to confess his hanged him over the In a few minutes Reynolds was and the mob rorte away leaving him hanging Tho third annual reunion of tho Seven teenth Iowa Veteran Organization will ba held at Wapello October 4 and About fifty years ago tha United States gave to the State of Iowa a tract of land which was to bo used for the improve ment of tho Des Moines This waa purchased by a A portion of the comprising about fifteen thou sand has been in litigation for some and it now been sold by order of the The purchasers were Thornton of and a brother wbc is an attorney inDea Moines The price paid waa The land in Webster and Hamilton and is worth more than was Harvey Cross recently fell seventy foet at the new coal shaft at Phillips and was Valuable discoveries of iron ore were re cently made near Allamakee and a company had been formed in with a capital of to operate and develop the The incorporators are Henry George Roper and John Large of valuable ore had already boon with flattering prospects of almost unlink ited This is the first discovery of iron m Iowa or iu the and Jt promises to stimulate prospecting in other aa oil lady residing at Iowa fell down the stairs tu her residenea a ftW moruings auU broke her i r i i ii T e ill   

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