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   Alton Weekly Democrat (Newspaper) - February 26, 1887, Alton, Iowa                                mm YOLUME V. ALTON, SIOUX COUNTY, IOWA, SAtUHDAY, i'EBlltJABY 26, 1887. NUMBER 36; THE ALTON DEMOCRAT Jftil ^. If'ef Is, Editor if Prop. terms: $2.00 per year. Published each SAxtrEDA'sr morkixg, .-:at.- ALTON, SIOUX COUxNTY, IOWA. Tbe Democrats of Sioux County, in Convention aiiembled, �t Or�ag� City, on June L'6, 1SS6, nnaiiimouily pasted the following reso-tat!on: " WHERE.lL^, Will A. M'oUs, Esq., ot the Alton Democrat, has lately come anion g St, audi* yet* litrauger to many of the 'emocrats of the county, and, WUKIil^AS, be has been raiinlnsa g:cn. nine Ueniocralic paper, wortliy ol ilie uppiirt auil patronnse   of the   pai-ty, thei-etoxe. Bo It liesolTcd, ThatTTO recommend and Indorse the Ueiuocrat, and request that it receive the hearty support of every DeuiO' erat la gloox county." ADVESTISIXG KATES. Business Cards, ona inch, per year, ?6.00.' Legal advertisements inserted at rates pre-cribcd by law. Itjites fi.r.-"tiiniling Ajrcrtipeinents aod lc>cal not ces, CurnisbeJ on apjiliuation. THE NEWS. JOB FEIXTI>''.J. Job Printing of every description executed in the best st\!es of ibe ar4, and at the lowest living prices. Ibisbriinch of tbe Dimocuat Office bus just been furnitbcd witb new lines of type and othiT m.-iterial eo ibat extra iuduao-nient:: Clin be offered to tbe public. Call and gee specimens ol work and get prices before going etsbwbere. CITY OFFICERS. Srayor-John Meyer. Recorder-Thcotloro Iloxmeier. Assessor-Peter Wisse. Treasurer-Milo D. Gibbs. Marsha'-Mutt Shoo. Street ComaiisfjuEcr-A. DeBrnin._ Trustees-C. II. Fulmer, .Toseph Cmhoefer. A. P. Owens, A. J. Beach, Theo. Areas, Paul HeukeK couxrr OFFICERS. Recorder-F. P. Stone. Surveyor-C. N. Sawver. Auditor-F. E. Camp'bell. Treasurer-Charles Lewis. Sheriff-S. W. Harrington. Coroner- Dr. W. A. Quigley. Clerk of Courts-Jelle Pclmulder. Snpt. of Schools-D. \V. Aupperle. Supervisors-Henry Hospevs, Chairman; H. H. Wyatt. Michael McXally. John Goeders aad U. C. Hollenbeok. COKGRESSIOXAL. I. S. Stnible, Lomars. 5ESAT0R. O.m. Barrett, SbeJJon. REPRESENTATITB. B. C. Roach, Rock Rapids. JUDICIAL. (J. H. Lewis, District Judge, Cherokee. D. I>. McCallnm, Circuit Judge, Sibley. S. M. ilarsh. District Attorney, Sions City. METHODIST: Services in t4ic.-chool House every S-Jnday at 11 o'eioek, a m: Sunday School at 10 o'clock, a m- REFORMED: Scfviecs in the Holland language every fnadny at lU a m .-snd 1' pm: and in the Engiibh Uinguasje on the second and fourth Sundays of each month at 7:30 p m. Sunday School at 3:30 d m. CATHOLIC: Services every Sunday fexccpt the fourth Sunday ot^iich ;nr>ii;h,) at 7,30 a m, 10 a m and 2.30 p m. Fourth Sunday at 7,80 a m only. English services on the third Eanday of each month. BT7SI2TESS-CA..R.X3S. A DUBUQUE HOUSE,. LTON, Iowa. J. D. Schmict, Projrictor. Good accommodations- at reasouaUle rates. ZEPU UOLLESBECK. Prop. R-ock Vailey, Iowa. Every convenience tor the accotniuo-dation of tbe traveling public. Li.ery stable in eoBueclion.. Stage leaves daily lor Doors. 39 JRE3iSE5f HOUSE, REMSEN, Iowa.   A good house in overy respect.   Livery stable ic connection with ths'bouse. Teams furnished at reason.able rates. Pbter lioMAS, Proiirictor. H ST. XiCIt�i.AS lEOUS^E, AWARUEN, IOWA.   3. W. Brewer, Prop. L West Side Main Depot. :t.    Two Bi'JcivS from 4 39 H AXDY^S HOTEIi. ROCK VALLEY, IOWA. II. -M. Handy, Prop.   A iirst-class hotel in every respect. HOJ^PER^ HOTEL,. JOHK CHRISTIaJs'A, Proprietor, Com-pletely overhauled and re-fitted. First clasa accnraodations. .A.!so hotel barn and feed stable in cnnnociion. M ElEEVES HOUSE, AURICE, Iowa.- AV.  H.  Reeves,    Prf^t i.�iFirstclass accommodations at rcasonabie rates. AlVIHiEW VOS. HO>PERS. IOWA.     rjealct  in Roots and Sbi.ps  Clip.-. Mits. Glove.'. Hor.=v; Bl.inkets, Harness, Etc. Uigliest ai.Trket price paid  for .T. B. 1EI5BE]\% AUCTIOXEER, Bemsen.lowa. Wi'l attend sales whprevpr desired in Plymouth, Sioa.v, O'llrien or Cherokee counties. Prompt attention and charges reasonable. JOHX MEYER, jTistice or the IPea.ce, Collection and Convevnneing Agent, Office at his shoe store, Alton, Iowa. J. YP3iA, Contractor and Builder. ORANGE CITY, Iowa. Estimates given on all kinds of buildings, and oarjtentor work and jobbing done on short notice. Brick, lime, cement, stucco and plastering hnir for sale at the brick yards formerly owned by Snoek  . -^The Freiicb steamer Burguudia, while leaving Naples for Xew York with S34 passengers, was stvudc -amidships by the spur of a, mati-of-war. It was badly damaged. The captain beached hor to prevent her Binking. -It is acm'-officially stated that the relations between Austria auil Russia are so much improved that it is no longer expected Austria would make Russian occupation of Bulgaria a casus belli -In all the chief cities of India imposing fetes began on the ICth in commcmoratioa of the Queen's jubUea The celebration lasted three days. A number of prisoners who have been in duress for debt or offenses against civil or military law were set free at daylight on the ICth. -A London cablegram says: An influential meeting at Leicester indorsed tlio action of the silver party at .^Tashington, and unanimously adopted a resolution declaring that nothing ehort of free coinage of silver would support prices in the interest of the debtor classes; that the influence exerted by Messrs. Beck, Jones, Teller, Weaver and Blind m-as of the utmost importance. Freweu, delegate to the bi-metalic league, proposed the resolution. PERSONAL AND POLITICAL. -Gen. James Loraine Geddes died at the State Agricultural College at Ames," Iowa, on the 21st, of pulmonary disease. He was born In Edinhurg, Scotland, in 1SJ7. Ho won distinction at Shiloh, Yicksburg, Corinth and Mo-bila During the past eight years QeiL Geddes has been connected with the Agricultural College, a portion of the time as military instructor and of late as treasurer. -Gen. Grosvenor, President of the I\'ational Union League, has caUed a meeting of the National Council to be held at the Ebbitt House, Washington, on Tuesday, March 1. It is stated that this will t>e an important meeting of prominent Repiiblicans from all parts of the country, and that action will be taken on matters of interest -Jesse W. Fell, who is t=aid to have been the first man to name Abraham Lincoln for the Presidency, is lying dangerously ill at his home in Normal, 111. -The President has vetoed the bill appropriating 10,000 for the special distribution of seeds to the drouth-stricken counties of Texas. He explains as his reason for disapproving the measure that he finds no warrant for such appropriation in the Constitution, and does not believe that the power and duty of the general government ought to be extended to the relief of individual suffering in no manner related to the public service or benefit An appropriation of 100,000 for this purpose was made for the current year and will probably be renewed for the ensuing year. T^vo-thirds of the grain and seed thus provided for is at the disposal of the Senators and Representatives, who might request the Commissioner of -Agriculture to send the seed to these suffers, if so disposed -Gov. Church has appointed James A Ward, of Sioux Falls, to be Auditor of Dakota, and John D. Benton, of Fargo, Treasurer. Mr. Ward's appointment he a been confirmed by the Council Mr. Bsnton's confirmation was postponed. He is iiheriff of Cass County, ajid doesn't wish to resign. -Senator Sawyer proposes to amend the general deficiency bill by directing the Secretary of the Treasury to pay a certain steam-ship company a sum equal to SlOO and sixty days' rations for every adult negro who shall emigrate to Africa On its vessels. -Gov. Church, of Dakota, was inaugurated on the IVth, Chief Justice Tripp administering the oath. -The Senate of West Virgitiia has passed the resolution adoptod by the House recently for the submission of the questioii of prohibiting the manufacture and sale uf liquors in the Siate The question will bo voted on in Navemher, ISS-S. -The President sent the following nominations to the Senate; Samuel N. Aldrich, of Massachusetts, to be Assistant Treasurer at Boston; JohnM. Mercer, of Iowa, to be Surveyor of Customs at Burlington, Iowa; Owen McGioughUn, of Iowa, to be Surveyor of Customs at Dubuque, Iowa: Arthur K. Delaney, of Wisconsin, to be Collector of Customs for the District of Alaska; W. W. Armstrong, to be Postmaster at Cleveland. -The hill conferring municipal suffrage upon women, passed by the Kansas Legislature, has received the a^jproving signature of the Governor and is now a law of that State. .A similar biU has passed the New York Senate by a vote of 20 to 9. -The President has nominated the following postmasters for Illinois: Marlin V. Smith, at Moreyson; Joel H. Johnson, at Woodstock; Sumner li Sanderson, at Piano; Robert S. Randall, at BushneU, and Jonas W. Olson, at Qalva. -The Delaware House of Representatives has passed a bill prohibiting the manufacture and sale of oleomargerine. -The vote for Mayor at Philadelphia on the 161h was as foUows: Filler, Republican, 90,-497;Keun, Democrat^ (13,201, and Phillips, Labor, l,Ci4; FiUer's plurahty, 2S,29a THE FINANCIAL WORLD. -Brock & Weiner, wholesale clothiers of New York, have failed, with liabilities amounting to $200,000. * -The Merchants' National Bank at Dead-wood did not open its doors on the morning of the 19th. Branches at Central City, Sturgis and Sun Dance also closed, but the Spearfiah branch remains open. No statement of the present condition of the bank is obtainable, hut at the last statement, published December 28, the liabilities exceeded $42.5,000, with resources about the same. It is thought the bank will finally pay doUar for dollar. -^The total appropriation recommended for river and harbor improvements by the Senat-3 committee is $10,385,800, a net increase of the House bill for the same purpose of $2,207,050. -Thereoeipis of the Government during January are averaging S1,000,000 per day. The expenditures are very great, however, the pension payments alone for the month aggregating about 21.000,000. -The Acting Secretary of the Treasury has issued a call for 10,000,000 3 per cent bonds. The caU wiU mature April 3. The following is a description of the bonds called: Three per cent bonds issued under the act of Congress, approved July 12, 1883, and numbered as follows: $50, original number 24 to 50, both inclusive; $100, original number 352 to o74, both inclusive; 8500, original number 149 to 163, both inclusive, and original 4,235 to 4,336, both inclusive; S1,C00, original number 1,233 to 1,320, both inclusive; $10,000, origmal number 2,886 to 3,ft58, both inclusive. Total, $10,. 007,750. Parlies holding the bonds called by this circular can obtain immediate payment, with interest to date of presentation, by requesting the same in letter forwarding the bonds for redemption. CRIMES AND CASUALTIES. -The jmry in the case of Capt linger, who KUed August Bohle in New York and shipped his mutilated houy in a trunk to Baltimore, returned a verdict of manslaughter in the first degree Unger was sentenced to twenty years' imprisonment at hard labor. -Capt Dnger, the confessed murderer of Louis Bohle, whose headless body was cut up and shipped an a tnmk to Baltunoro, has madi^ qujlo-aflivorahlftunprossion on the jtny m hiB trial, as well as on the spectators of-the coart. by-liis ;.^lea of self-defense. TJnger ^Si^e hIft�\m�taj^eni-to'.^^.^ ing in a highly-dramatic yot unassuming manner the parliculara of his terrible encounter with Bohle. When ho had finished the deathly stillnosa of the court-room was broken by the involuntary exclamation of one of the iurors, "Terrible, terrible." -Robert C. Brachrogel, alias Robert 0. Matthews, who claimed to bo the owner of several handsome cabs in Chicago, has. boon arrested for the forgery of a number of checks on the Secoud Ward S.avings bank of Milwaukee, a few of which ho disposed of to a loca'i gambling house. -The extensive snow sheds near Blue Canon, on the Central Pacific, collapsed on tlio night of the 15th, derailing eight cugines which were engaged in raising the snow blockade. Though a conductor, brakeman and the roidmaster are missing, it is not known positively that they were in the wreck. -On indictments returned by the Federal Grand Jury at St Louis, two Clerks of Election and three bar-keopera were arrested for election frauds last November. -George Trout, a gambler of Sioux City, for tbe murder of his partner, E. L. Hatch, in July last, has been found guilty of murder in the first degree and eentenced to the Penitentiary for life. -The residence of Mr.. John Baughiuan, at Dalton, Ohio, was discovered to be.oa tire at 1 o'clock in the morning of the ISth by neighbors, who broke open the doors. Mr. and Mrs. Baughman were found in an asphyxiated state. The former was dragged out dead, and the latter in a dj-ing condition. They were aged respectively 87 and So, and lived alone. The explosion of a lamp is supposed to have caused the fira Hon. John Banghm.in, of Wooster, a member of the present Ohio Legislature, is the only son of the aged couplei -A stroke of lightning at the American cotton docks at Tompkinsville, Stuten Island, caused the burning of 10,0C0 bales of cotton and other property to tho value of 350,000-Fully insured. -Boston Corbett, the slayer of John Wilkes Booth, has been declared insane at Topekaj Kan., and sent to the insane .asylum. -A letter from Havana dated Feb. 13, says: The head cashier of the Banco Industrial, of this city, disappeared on Jait 30. An examination of his books has revealed a defalcation o $05,000 m gold -Judge Thos. M. Joseph, for several years treasurer of the Grand Lodge of Odd Foiloivs of Texas, has made a clean confession to Grand Master Gibbs that ho is a defaulter in his lodge account to the extent of 3-3, IS5, which he lost in mining speculation. Joseph wRl be prosocnted -An mvestigation of the Sheriffs books of Albuquerque, N. M., siuce the new Sheriff has been in office has developed an astounding amount of discrepancy in the accounts of ex-Deputy Sheriff Aubiua, now supposed to bo in Denver, but possibly Canada. Tho amount of the defalcation, it is thought, will reach S20,-CiCO. Ex Sheriff Baga promises to make all good, Aubina's plan was to pocket the taxes in numerous case^, give a receipt and return the taxpayer as delinquent -A court at Winnipeg has released Howard Blackstone, who embezzled S80,000 from the Canal Bank of Portland, Maine. Extradition was refused because the offense was wrongfully alleged to be forgery. -R. T. Gill, appointed in January Postmaster at Atlanta, HI., killed bimseif with moi-phina He had lost a large fortune in speculation._ GENERAL. -Henry George lectured to an immense audience at Music Hall, Cincinnati, on "Progress and Poverty." The receipta from admission foes were enormous. -The sale has been consummated of Lookout Mountain, ce'cb ated as the scoae of the battle among the clouds. A company has been organized to build a broad guage railroad by Juy 1 and erect the handsomest hotel in the South on the historic heights. Work on tbe railroad will commence at once. -A private meeting was held in Boa ion on the 3;;th by delegates from various branches of labor eng^iged upon ste.-im railroads running into Boston, now organized into Assom-bljcs of the Knights of Labor. A large number was present, representing conductors, brakomen, cugineers, firemen, machinists, station agents, baggage masters, carpenters, painters, car builders, track men, construction men, freight handlers, clerks, switchmen, railroad telegraph operators, and, in fact, all branches engaged in the railway mail service. The purpose of the meeting was to effect a more complete organization, and a petition was drawn up asking the sanction of the Knights of Labor to obtaining a charter for a District Assembly composed entirely of railroad men, and the consummation aimed at is the foundation of an independent organization comprising the United States and Canada. -.Tndge Dundy, of the United States District Court for Ni?l)raeka, has received a lolc-gram from Buffalo Bill, who is now appearing in leading ciiies thiougbout the oast in his oivndrami, "The Wild West," stating that an organized attempt was being made by the la-diau Protective sooiefy of Boston to take his Indians away from lim. His long ao-quainranco with Juclga Dundy prompted him to seek advice from Ih.ifc jurist, and he advanced the opinion that any such attempt would bo illegal, and, above that, wholly unwarranted upon tha part of any humane or protective associations. -It has been discovered that Sister Genevieve, Superior of tho Convent attached to St Francis do Salos, has Ic-ffc the institution and gone to her friends. The cause is said to be disagreements and dissatisfaction. She has been a nun for twenty years. Her real name is Mary Hewitt, and she is supposed to bo in Chillicodie. --Acting Secretary Pairchild has issued a circular to the constructors of jiassenger cars and steamboats arid other persons, inviting suggestions as to tho best methods of building railroad oars and steam vessels and heating tho same so as to preventions of life and property by fire. The correspondents are requested to send sko'ches or drawings of their des'gus when piaciioable. Th's action of the department is in accord with the resolution of the House adopted January 21, requesting the Secretary of tho Treasury to obtain allpossible information on the subject -Mayor Oresters Cleveland, of Jersey City, has been served with a summons and complaint in a libel suit for $25,0C0 damages, brought by William A. and Robert Pinkerton, of Piukerton's Detective Agency. The libel is based upon a couimunication of February 8, over the signature of Mayor Cleveland, in which the lattjr is represented as saying: "And Pinker ton's army stands ready to charge at a moment's notice; and what an army it is. Organized by a British penal convict, it is now a power in the land." The summons is returnable on March 33 before the United States Court at Trenton. -Mayor Harrison proposes to award the city printing of Chicago to Die ArbUter Zeitung, the Anarchist organ recently suppressed, for the reason that its hid is thei lowest -Prescott Hall Butler, an heir-at-law of Mrs. A T. Stewart and legatee under her will, has commenced suit against Judge Henry Hilton, who is executor of the wills of hoth Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Allegations of fraud in the management of Mrs. Stewart's estate are made, and the Supreme Court is prayed to appomt a receiver and to set aside Mr. Hilton's acts as executor and trustee. -The City Council of Council Bluffs has gi-antcd the Union Pacific such right-of-way privileges as insure the early hiiilding of a union depot near the business portion of the citj'. -Boston Corheti, the man who gained a reputation as the slayer of John WiIkesBooth, has added: eomewhat (olua notonety by terrorizing and capttxnng for a time itho Kansas Honsa of Eepreseatatifes.. :&e -waa at the commencement of rtfae.'^'Legislatare-appoint Afisi^taat DoorkeepeE. , Oif the ^njiog   i leth ho suddenly became insane, and strapping on two revolvers and a box of cartridges, drove a negro attendant from the Bepresenta-tivehall. Sergeant-at-Arms Norton attempted to expostulate, when Corbett cooked his revolver and, pointing it direct at the oMcer, told him to travel. Ho went The mtuldened man then searched for Speaker Smith, and meet'ng a member who somewhat resembled the Speaker, was about to fire when the member threw up his hands and said he was not the Speaker. The member was then pennittod to go oa Corbett then took possession of tho Speaker's gallery, and walking in front of the doors hold it during the entire forenoon session, refusing, to allow any one to come near. Three city policemen were called, hut they wotild not venture into the dark corridor, and the slayer of Booth held possession. At 13 o'clock he sent Word down to the House to adjourn Or he would come down and adjourn it himself. The HouP6 adjourned. Corbett was afterward captured m the lower corridor, disarmed, and taken to the police station. He was taken before the Probate Judge, adjudged insane, and placed in an asylum. -It is stated that Daniel T. Todd, the Des Moines wholesale merchant who wfts found chloroformed ts death In the refrigerator room of his.store, himself purchased the drug which caused his death. His debts are said to amount to $23,C0O. -James W. Foshay, late President of the Broadway and Seventh Avenue Railway Company, died on the ITth. An indictment is on file against Foshay for being a j)arty to giving of bribes to members of tlie Board of Aldermen of 1SS4 in connection with the passage of the franchise.  -Contracts havo been made for a pork and beef-paeking house at Sioux City to oost $3C0,-000, and with a capacity of 3,000 hogs per day. It will bo fitted for both summer and winter packing. The opening of this new establishment will make a market in Sions City lor 4,000 hogs daily. THE LATEST NEWS. -An old man named Cox, living near South Bend, Neb., was out htinting, and while returning home at night upon the track of the Burlington and Missouri Kver Railway, was struck by the west-botmd express and killed instantly. Fragments of the body were strewn for a mile along the track, and the mangled body, when picked up. was beyond identity.  He was about 60 years of aga -The House committee on public buildings has agreed to report the bill appropriating ?i,20>',C00 for the erection of a public building at MUwaukee, Wis. Next to the New York custom-house biU this measure carries the largest appropriation of any reported from the committee during the session. -In reporting adversely from the committee on mihtary affairs the hill donating tm-. serviceable muskets and acconntremontB to sustain Grand Army poste Senator Cockrell, in the committee report, says that Inasmuch as these muskets are now furnished hy the war department at the rate of 81 per musket and 50 cents for acconntrements there appears to be no need for special legislation. -The Bex procession of the New Orleans Murdi Gras festivities, on the 22d, was a brilliant affair, embrachig a series of hnmorons and burlesque tableaux. First came a detachment of mounted Amazons in rich costnmea Then followed twenty cars, each containing tabbaux. The first division was illustrative of music and various popular songs. Follow-Eas's procession came the Independent Order of the Moon in travestry on prominent fea-tnies-or characteristics of the Yankee Nation. There was the usual crowd on the streets; Tliefeainre'onnB evenmg jtner Oio Tiotme procession was the reception of King and Queen at the Exposition Palaca Thousands of their ropal subjects were present from all parts of the cotmtry. -From the report of the director of the mint containing statistics of the pvoduction of precious metals in the United States for the calendar year of 1886 it is shown that the production of gold during that year exceeded any year since liSO, and almost etjualed the product of that year. This amounted in 1886 to S35,000,0C0. -The Prohibitionists of Rhode Island held their State Convention at Providence on the 22d, and nominated a full State ticket with Thos. H. Peabody at the head for Governor. -Advices from Zanzibar state that Portuguese men-of-war, by order of the Governor of Mozambique, have seized the Saltan's steamer Kilva at Tongi and towed her to Mozambique. _ In reply to a resolution of Inquiry the Secretary of War sent a communication to the Senate on the 2ZA explaining tbe cause of extra work in the Adjutant-General's offices to he on account of arreas in responding to calls from the Pension Bureau. The Snrgeon-General's Dei artment was behind in November 50,439 cases and the Adjutant-General's 9,654. Mr. Cullom used the above statement aa [Crgument showing tha necessity of making additional appropriations for increasing the clori-oal force to meet the emergency of the pension applications. Memorials from thirteen 'Ohio Grand Array Posts were presented urging the passage of the dependent pensions bill over the Piesidcnt's veto. Mr, Eiddleberger presented a petition against the ratification of the extras ditlou treaty with Great Britain. The bUl to provide for tha retirement of United States legal tender and National bank notes of small denominations, and the issue of coin certificates was reported adversely.^ Messages from tho President were received vetoing the bills pensioning Kaoheal A. Pierrpont, Jacob Smith, and John D, Pincher. The resignation of President pro tempore John Sherman was presented to take effect the 2fith. The bill making appropriations to the Military Academy was passed. The House refused to pass the vetoed bill Increasing the pension of John W. Ferris by a vo e of 132 yeas to !3 nays, not the Constitutional two-thirds. Tho sundry civil appropriation bill was taken up in Committee of the Whole and the recommendations of the committee concurred in. The Committee on military affairs, reported a substltnte f or the McAdoo bill to provide for the manufacture of fiTBt-clasa modem gnna for the navy and sea coast and other defenses, which, in the judgment of the committee, will fuUy meet all present exigencies and place the country in a position readily and quickly to provide against such future exigencies ns may arise. NOUTHWESTEHN NEWS. THE MARKET REPORT. .89Mr .93 NEW YORK. Wheat-Ungraded............... No. 2 red................ CoBN-Ungraded..................47^(3} Oats-White......................38 & PoBK-New mess.................M.OO 314.25 Labd............................. 7.15 & ... CHICAGO. Beeves-Shipping Biieers........ 3.60 @ 5.10 HtooKers andteeuers...  2.55     3.85 Cows, bulla and mixed.  l.TS & 3.70 Hogs.............................. 4.63 c5.80 Sheep....,....................... 3.00 c5.00 Floor-Foncv red winter extra..  4.15 &, 4.50 Prime to choice spring.. 3.70 @ 4.00 Wheat-Cash...................   .783$r ... Corn-No. 2.......................34 & ... Oats-No. 2.......................U%@ ... Eye-No. 2.........................54 @ .. Bable*-No, 2....................50 @ .53 TiMOTHT.......................       l.Si   r   ... Flaxseed........................ 1.04 @ ... butteb-Choice creamery....... .28 i'inedairy..............    .Uh& .23 Eggs.............................    -18 @ .19 Cheese-Full cream.............   J2 @ .13 Lipht skimmed.........075i'3 -13 Plats....................12�4a .13 PoBK-Mess...................... 14.30 r ... BnoDLDEBS...................... 5.80 r 6.00 Shokt Cleab...................  7.60 r ... Bhobt Bibs...................... 7.25 r ... Labd ............................  6.9756r ... Hides-Green salted..............063^r ... Dry salted...............    11  @ .12 Tallow.................. ......      ' WHisKr......................... MILWADiCBB. Wheat-'So. 3.................. COBN-No. 3.................... Oats-^fo. 2.................... Ete-No. 1...................... Baklet-No. 2................. PoBK.-Mesa.................... OMAHA. Hides-Green butchers'....... Dry salted............. PouLTBY-Turkey 8............ Chickens............ Flotjb-Patent................. Second-quality....... Butteb......................... Egos........................... Beeves........................ Hor.s......;.................... sheep.......................... ST. PAUIi. Wheat-No. 1 hard.;.......... No. 2................. CoBN-No. 2.................... Oaxs-No. 2 mixed.-............ White..;.....,.......... Floub, Patent. ................ Strad^t........�'.. Bwws�.i;..&...-.;...-..-....-..-. 1.18 r ... - .7Sim ... ... .31 & ... .55iiS ... .51 @ ... 14.25 @ ... .06 _ .10 .10 @ .11 .03  (�8 .10 2.75 @ ... 2.40 mi .10 .24 3.25 4.90 I .18 1 .25 I 4.50 15.30 8.50 r 4.00 .76 r ... .73 @ ... .35 r . .27 @ ... .28 r ... 4.0 s iJWn convictions. He MiS Oontent to mourn over the guilt ho saw; and would rather passively sit down amid the certainties of danger and the probabilities of judgment, than fouae himself to one groat and eneiiBetic elTort to be free, and, at whatever sacrifice, depart from the abominable and tainted plaod.-A'Wio. Caitstii of the dcittuction. As to the causes of lie catastrofihe opinions have been no less divided than oa other pomta Josephns aa-cribea it to lightnin? < and a striking legend, lound in the A.-syriau mounds, seems to favor the idea of a terrihlo thuuderstorin aeoom-pifni^d by a flootL Stanley and others think that an earthquake aided in the deatrnctioo. The Bead Seii. This reinarlittble body of water la situated abou* twenty-five mdea east of Jemaatem, between the monntains of Moab and those of Hebron, and in the aouth-em portion of that vaBey referred to m another article aa "the plain of Jordan." It ia about forty-six miles, in length hy ten in breadth, and its longest axis ia situated nearly north and aoHm. Toward the southern extremity a neck of luid, projecting from the eastern shore in the ahape of a boot With the toe to the north, cuts it nearly in tWoparts, leaving a narrow chaimel ^long the weatem shore; The area of the southern portion ia about one-fifth of the whole. A remarkable feattire of tfaia part ia its ahallowneaa. It averages onlyabotit twelve feet in depth, while the average depth of the northern portion ia about 1,2-0 feet During the rainy season theee meaattrements are increased by aome twelve or fifteen feet, and this rise enlarges the area of the eotltbern portion hy overflowing the fiat lands adjoining that shore The Burface of the sea ia about lj300 feet below the Mediterranean, and there ia no outlet-5��WA the significance of Sodom's datrttctioTU "It would hardly be worth while to hold inquest upon a deed that took place innumerable yeara ago, if that deed atood alone; but it does not etand alone; it is part of the great system of providence under which wo ourselves live: and it is an illnatration of the working of the law by which we ourselves have to be judged. Hence our interest in it This ia no local tragedy. The fire and brim-atone are still in the power of God; not a epark has been lost; it ia true to-day and forever that "our God ia a consuming flr&^-i'arifcer. The lesson from LoCt V3{fe, "She looked back^&6 word meaning deliberate contemplation and strong deaire. She revolted against the flight bhe de.ayed it oa long aa aha could; until the heavenly guesta forced them away; and even then ahe hung back and deliberately halted. The fiery rain overwhelmei her, suffocated her, and suddenly encrusted her whole bojy. Her name even is unknown. Wqknow only of her fearful end. Her appearance is her disappearance: She crosse-s our path but on 6ttt: The guilt of So torn and Gomorrah had been long ripe for jndgment They may be likened to_ a tree seared and blasted by the autumn winds, but having a few leaves oa the top-moat branches withered and dead; the next powerful gust of wind will dash them all to the earth. Tho doom of ^odom and Gomorrah was already fixed when GcJ spoke with Abraham; but there had been delay, partly for Lot's sake and partly for divine reaaona TOKO AST) OtnxCfE. The lesson furnishes an objSct-leaeon of the divine character and His attitude and dealing toward men ^ L We see his protection of the righteous, (1) through supernatural agency, (2) by irre-siatibe pleading, (3) because of abounding mercy, (4) on account of the prayers of holy friends, (5) on condition of peraonal effort (6) in gracioua accommodation to human weakness. 2. We see the divine judgment visited upon the wicked. (1) after patient waiting and long forl)earanoe, (2) in a moment, and without opportunity to repent, and (3) in complete deatruction. Subject of lesson for March 6, A^aham Offermg Isaac. Gen. W:l-li.~ChicagdlSta7id-ard.__ �*Woman" or "Lady." Some fe^w years ago I was reading a case, reported in the newspapers, in which a gentleman had knocked a cabman down becanse he had been impertinent to his wife, and it appeared from the evidence that the chief insult addressed the lady by the cabman was that he had called her a "woman Thia led me to consider, not for the first time, why it was that "woman,' apph'ed as a mode of address to any fe male, is generally considered as an insult. I was reminded again the other day of this peculiar sensitiveness on the part of the female eex by another case, reported in the newspapers, in which, speaking of a butcher, the reporter said: "The lady that Mr. - married was a barmaid." Apart from the snobbish tendency to call every person who wears petticoats a lady, there is a decided prejudice, almost universally entertained, against addressing any woman whom we love and respect by what may be called her generic title. And it will be noted by any one who has taken the pains to make any careful observation on the subject that this prejudice is mainly entertained against the use of the vocative sense. For instance, none of us would think it derogatory to speak of our wives or mothers as being charming, clever, or beautiful "women." But none of us, unless he was speaking in anger or strong rebuke, would address either his mother, his wife, or his sister as "woman"; and, strange to say, this prejudice does not seem to be of modem date.-Notes and Queries, AsTosio Ma-gliabechi, librarian to Cosmo IIL, Grand DuKe of Florence, possessed' such a marvelous memory that h's head was once styled "a universal index both of titles tmd matter," On one occasion the Grand Duke sent for him to ask whether he could get a certain book that was very scarce. "No, sir," answered Magliabe-hi, without a moment's hesitation, "it is impossible. Your highness' trea.sury would not buy it for you, for there is but one in the world. That is iiithe Grand Signor's library at Constantinople, and is the seventh book on the right-hand side as you go in." A watchmakeb says that the multiplicity of telegraph, telephone, Mid electric wires in large cities, magnetize watches and prevent their keeping good time. It has been proposed to put the watches under the ground, as the wires don't seem to be going in a hurry. "�.     " r - V;. The Lowell CoM�er ^claims to have constructed the following ingenious jialiBdrdnte; "^Xo, it is opposition'." .4 j^aliiidroo^is a seivtence that reads the same fiarward aud backwarcLr ; 'Thb marksman who sets up j iow^tni Fonritaln Honse Bestanrant. SHEBBON. IOWA.  M. C. Howard, Prop. Board by tbe day or wssk.   Ereijtbing seat and clean, f 1 per day. 4 35 SIOUX CITY BEEWERY �--^. THE FRAl BRiWIl CO., rniETORS. B"^ EWERS Of LAGER BEER AND- BOTTLEMIS of TBTE FMljtjrx CELEBil^TED EXPOMtT I^JIGEn BEER, SIOUX CITY,.    -       IOWA -AND- FBESB oral -AND-. HOT coFjerEE; At aU Hours^ I Irl Also . OTHEB BEFBES And Ogai8,a( ORANGE CITT, IOWA ' Joseph Umhoefer^ -^DKALBB m- LUMBERS Iisth, Shlndes. Doors, Siis!:^ BllndJ, MonWiiUB^j^ KyUotto; Twelve inches, one foot; 2,000 pounds one ton; 100 cents, one dollar; i'Qmck Sales, Small Profits and Beady Pay." ALTOy. IOWA. ; AJu the Front! FURiriTUIlE Everything nsaally kept ia a First Glass Furniture Store. Call if you want O-oodL JEla.rgra.ins. O O F F I N 8 Of all sizes and styles CONSTANTLY ON HAND UNDERTAKING Done at all hours of the day or sight. F. J. KAMBEB, Photograplier and Jeweler, HuaflneatoeJcof Ladies, eall aod examine my goodi buying elsewhere. ALTON. IOWA. AlTONMEATMAMBr Opp�site the Alton "ELotmI BAMBERG BROS., Frop*r8. Full lupply of all kinds of Fresh and Cured Meats. ALWAYS OK HA��. 4 Bigrhest JVtrftet Price PttUtfictt^r Bides, Tattow � Ponttryt    1 P. H. MORAN -HANDLES-ii^ STAPLE & FANCY GROCERIES! Patent Medicines, Etc P. H. MORAN,        -        MAURm H K�ss�T, Prarident.* O. W. Pm% ViM Pndda�c| N m ta.n.3s: of ESTERNIO Alton and Orange Oity. Deposits Received and Interest Paid Time Depositoi Exchange o% tdl principal Eastern and Western eittea  and aH Europe bought and sold. 3i�fl:oney to XjOSixi Pof s day, week, month, or a term of yeart, st lowest nte of inieresfc: Northwest, ITotes,Mortgages,Warrajits,etc.bii|li1 WILL BUT AND SELL HLaiiisJiroyeJFamsiTowDP] [Post-oflBce and Telegraphic address, Alton, Sioux Coanit, lo; -^dealeb TS- Wm 41 SELF m STOVES, TINiWARE, CARPENTER TOOLS, MACHINE OILS, WOOD AND IROir FUUFSf BELTING AND SEWIITG MACHINES. A TllSr SHOP In connection with tbe store and all work done in. first-class style and�- oa ehort notice.  I am age nt for the GLIDDEN BARBED mm BESTIjr TBE WORLB, I keep on hand a well-assorted stock of the [Celebrated Mound City Paints and fimshei^ CJasoltee Storen a Specialty, I am here to stay aad �t1U sell all the above goods- at the lowest S
                            

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