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UPPER D158 MOmBS: ALGONA, IOWA WEBNgSDAY MAY 18.. 1808. THE ifS -IN IOWA M. RtfcOELMAN CO. FAILS. Biff Millinery House of ties Moines In the ttnnds ot a nocclvtr. fifes MoiSES,Ma;,f lin—TheM. Riegel- taan coinpahyj wholesalers of millinery goods, has gone into the hands of a receiver. Shortly before the order of court was made appointing the receiver, chattel mortgages were given preferred creditors to the extent of 140,140. To Des Moines business circles the announcement of the-failure of this old house came as a genuine surprise. But comparatively few knew that the firm was in straightened circumstances and by far the greater anmber believed it was in excellent condition, enjoying a big business and making money. Mr. Kiegelman estimates that the assets of the firm will amount to about $200,000, while the liabilities will probably reach $00/000 in addition to those already secured. Slow collections' are given as the cause of the embarrassment. APPLICATION MUST ATTACH. Decision of tlio Iowa Supreme Court In Important Life Cases. DES MOINES, May 13.—A decision handed down by the supreme court of .Iowa says that nn exact copy of the application must be attached to every life insurance policy. Failure to attach such copy does not void the policy, but precludes the company from pleading falsity of the application in any action. The decision rendered was in the case of Wesley M. Johnson vs. the DCS Moines Life Insurance Company, appellant, from Lee district. An exact or true copy of an application is denned in the decision as "more than a merely substantial copy and yet not a true likeness or facsimile, but so exact and accurate that upon comparison it can be said to be a true copy without resorting to construction." IOWA IS PROSPEROUS. Statement of State and Savings Banks the Proof. DES MOINES, May 15.—The auditor of state has issiied a statement showing the conditions of state and savings banks in Iowa and giving some interesting figures for comparison. The tables show that the past year has been a prosperous one for the people of Iowa. Since June 30, 1897, the deposits in the banks of these two classes in the state have increased over $12,000,000, and to show that the increase is still being continued, comparison is made with the condition of banks January 0 of this year, showing that in five months the increase in deposits has been $5,340,764.49. The statement shows the combined condition of 171 savings and 200 state banks at the close of business April D. SECOND ORDERED OUT. Governor Sliaw ISCUCB OIHclal Order to Second Regiment. DES MOINES, May 13 — Adjutant General Byers, directed by Governor Shaw, issued an official military order to the effect that the Second regiment of Iowa National Guardsmen, under command of Col. D. V. Jackson, has been selected as the regiment to comply with the order from Washington asking for a regiment at the earliest possible convenience. The order states that hereafter the Second regiment will be known as the Fiftieth Iowa volunteer infantry. _ For Murderous Assault. BOONE, May 14. — The jury before which the two Ogtlen men, Smith and Wilkius, have been on trial in the district court, returned a verdict finding the defendants not guilty. The two men were accused of assaulting Thos. Kelliher about March .8 at Ogtlen. They were arrested and arraigned on the charge of assault with intent to commit murder. Nearly a hundred witnesses were examined. Two other men, Perham and Chamberlain, were arrested at the time the offense was said to have occurred. They were immediately placed on trial, and on entering a plea of guilty were given ten years each in the penitentiary. Verdict Against Street Kallway. PKS MOISKS, May 13. — A verdict was returned by the jury in Judge Holmes' court in the damage case of Mrs, E. J. Root vs. Des Moines Street Railway Company for $4, 350 in favor of plaintiff. The amount sued for was $13,000 for a personal injury sustained by her while attempting to alight from a car of defendant company on the University avenue line, being thrown violently to the pavement on account of the sudden starting up of the car. Notlili)£ I4kc it Kjioivii llofure, DUBUQUE, May 13, — A prominent lumberman who has just returned from the upper country reports an unprecedented condition of affairs. All the tributaries are so low that it is impossible to get out the logs. Unless heavy rains raise the streams the sawmills jyill have to shut down. Nothing like it was ever known before. l Attotuptf Suicide. BOONE, May 13. — Emma Allen, a /oupg woman who was serving a thirty day sentence for being an inmate of a d|}y house, p,ttempt.ed suicide in the city Jail by swallowing 1 corrosive gu.WiwftJp tablets. The act was discovered at once anil prompt medical eiUvnce saved her life, although her »»d throat were terribly burned. , companion who was with her tried fWt lier swallowing the poison, er efforts wevfi un& va iliug, They released and the uufortianate is being cswj for jtt the house of STILL CHAMPION. Won the Sclimeifter tropliy and Broke World's Record. t)E9 MOINES, May 13.—Charles W. Budd, of Des iloines, is still a champ* ion. He won-the famous Schtaelzer Arms Company cup, a $500 trophy representing the world's championship in inanimate target events with reverse pulls, and in winning the trophy incidentally broke the world's record by getting a score of 90 out of a possible 100. The record was previously held by J. W. Sexton, of Leavenworth, and was SO out of 100. BISHOP PERRY IS STRICKEN. Ills Condition Is Precarious and His Recovery Donljlf til. DUBUQUE.May 12.—Rt. Rev. William Stevens Perry, bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church of Iowa, was stricken with paralysis yesterday while at dinner, and is in a very precarious condition. He came here last Saturday to administer the right of confirmation and was the guest of Judson Dcmming. It is thought he will not recover. PERRY IS DEAD. Esplscopal Bishop of Iowa Passed Away at Duunqnc. DuBt'QUE, May 14.—The Right Reverend Win. S. Perry, Episcopal bishop for the diocese of Iowa, died here yesterday as the result of a stroke of paralysis Wednesday. He was one of the best known prelates of America. Iowa Diocese May Be Split. Sioux CITY, May 15.—Lending Episcopalians here think Bishop Perry's death will be followed by the early division of the Iowa diocese, with Sioux City as the sent of the new see. The plan has been agitated every year for a long time, but was invariably killed by the bishop's opposition. Dean George II. Cornell, of Sioux City, is a candidate for bishop and Sioux City for the seat of the new diocese. Serious Fire at AVeldon. WELDON, May 14.—Fire broke out in the photograph gallery of S. G. McKee, and before the flames could be subdued property to the value of §20,000 was destroyed. Almost a dozen firms were burned out. IOWA CONDENSED. The town of Clare, in Webster county, is very much excited over the find of a six-foot vein of coal that has been located in the heart of the town at a depth estimated to be between 230 and 250 feet. The vein was discovered by the contractors who arc engaged in drilling a well for the town. At Burlington recently Jacob Dill, a carpenter residing near Kingston, several miles north of Burlington, was placed in jail, having, in a quarrel,' struck Charles Hellenstahl over the head with a piece of gas pipe, iatally injuring him. Hellenstahl is dying and Dill will bo charged with murder. The question of which of the Iowa regiments should be the first to go to the front was settled by tho secretary of war a few clays ago when that official telegraphed Governor Shaw that it was his wish that the regiments bo sent separately in the order of tho seniority of colonels. Under that arrangement tho Second regiment would be the first to move, and it will depart on Monday, May 10, provided the government wants it at so early a date. Among the large batch of army nominations sent to the senate, a few days ago by President McKinlcy appear the following 1 of special interest to lowans: John A. Hull, of DCS Moines, to be judge advocate, with rank of lieutenant colonel. William B. Allison, of Dubuquc, to be assistant adjutant general with rank of captain. John A. Hull is a son of Congressman Hull, chairman of the house military committee, and William B. Allison bears the same name as his uncle, the distinguished senator. Washington dispatch: The supreme court in the case of H. Rhodes, railroad agent at Brighton, Iowa, vs. the State of Iowa, held that the Iowa law forbidding the sale of liquor in the state arfd making it a crime to transport them, is unconstitutional, as interference with interstate commerce. Rhodes, as the agent of the company, carried certain liquor that had been shipped from outside the state, to a man in Brighton, from the car in which it came to the station warehouse, about ten feet. For this he was prosecuted personally for having violated the law which prohibits tho transportation of-liquor in the state to persons not authorized to receive it. lie brought an action in the federal court to prevent the state from punishing him, on tho ground that he was only an agent of the railway company, perfecting the transportation of the original package, which it is admitted the railway company had the right to carry. Lawyers say if it had been decided against Rhodes, no railway company could have shipped liquor to persons not holding permits, because such action would subject the railway companies to all the penalties of the old prohibitory law. The decision will not, it is thought, have any other effect upon the state liquor law, though its full purport is not known. Boone dispatch: The biggest haul of burglars in this section for many years was made by the sheriff and his deputies. It is supposed that the gang was engaged in bank robbing, as an abundance of nitro-glycerine, dynamite, drills and all the paraphernalia of thy bank crackers' profession was found in their, possession; Thirteen men were urre&ted, t>ut part qf them were discharged for lack of evidence connecting them with the active operations of tho gang. The ( officers are positive that the wen captured are responsible foj- tho regent rpUbery of the postoflive at Dgden. { , \ FALL SAN JUAN Sampson Batters Down the Fortifications, Leaving the Chief City of Porto Rico at His Mercy. One American Killed; Seven Wounded—Ships Not Damaged, WASHINGTON, May 13.—At 7:30 this morning the navy department received the following from Commander Sampson, dated St. Thomas, May 12: "Portions of squadron under my command readied Situ Juan tills morning at daybreak. No armed vessels found in port. As noon ns sufficiently light I commenced attack upon batteries defending city. This attack lasted about tlirco hours and resulted In much damage to batteries and Incidentally to portion of city adjacent to batteries. Batteries replied to our fleet without material effect. One man was killed on board Ihu New York, seven slightly wounded In the squadron, No serious damage to any ships resulted. [Signed] "SAMPSON." NEW YOUK, May 14.—The Journal's special from St. Thomas says: Admiral Sampson has hammered the forts of San Juan de Porto Rico to powder. Again American marksmanship lias shown its deadly efficiency against Spanish fortiilcations. Once more victory has been won without the loss of a single American ship, San Juan is at Sampson's mercy just as Manila is at Dewey's. The American squadron arrived off the ill-fated fort just before daylight Wednesday. The flagship New York, the battleships Iowa and Indiana, the monitors Terror and Amphitrite, the cruisers Detroit and Montgomery steamed into the harbor, stripped for the fray. Word had been sent ahead that the fortifications were to be bombarded and notice to women and children, aliens and non-combatants to quit the place and seek such safety as the outlying 1 hills afforded, and out of the grey of the dawn there (lashed from the halyards of the ling- ship New York that'signal which is to make the battle with Spain memorable among the battles of mankind, "Remember the Maine." Then, the stillness was shattered by a mighty sound* The crashing thunder of a great gun broke and boomed over San Juan liar bor, reverberated among the hills and told the Antilles that Uncle Sam had begun fighting in the West Indies. It was one of the great 12-inch guns of the Iowa which had begun the bombardment. "Fighting Bob'' Evans was in his element at last, making heroic efforts to have the Spanish tongue recognized as the court language in hades. Shells struck home on the gnarled front of Castle Morro, the ancient limestone fortress which guards San Juan as its namesake stands watch and ward over Havana. The bombardment lasted three hours and the fortifications were absolutely reduced. The Hoot then steamed outside the port to await the Spanish Cape Verde Hoots, news of the coming of which had just reached Sampson. It was barely five o'clock when the cruiser Detroit led Sampson's squadron intp the harbor of San Juan. After the Iowa's opening fire, the Detroit began shelling and firing at short range. The Iowa, Indiana, New York, Terror, Amphitrite and Detroit then steamed in before the Spanish forts. Twenty or thirty guns replied. The fleet's first round was aimed too low and did little damage. In the second round, however, the American guns got a proper elevation. This round silenced Morro Fort and fired the town. The Spaniards in the fortification were driven from their guns repeatedly by the fire of the Americans before the works were finally reduced The fire from the cruiser Detroit was excellent at all times and though she went closer to the forts than the other ships, not a shot hit her. During the bombardment the torpedo boat Porter, which had been on a scouting trip after the Spanish Cape Verde fleet, arrived and daringly steamed in and began within short range of the forts The Spaniards mounted seven good guns but their marksmanship was wretched. The forts fired hundreds of shots which only hit the New York once. That shot, however, killed Seaman Frank Widemark, broke the leg of Samuel Feltman, and slightly injured three other seamen. The battleship Iowa was hit once and three men were hurt. They are Marine H. U. Merkle, broken elbow; Seamen R. C, Hill and John Mitchell, slightly hurt. These were the only casualties on the ships of the American ileet. The loss of life and damage ashore is tin- known, but it is estimated to be large. At last accounts the city had not surrendered, though it was completely at Admiral Sampson's mercy. It had .been deserted by merchants and noncombatants. The foreign consuls had followed refugees into the country and troops were reported as panic stricken. The volunteers had lied, but Governor Mtvqias stuck to his post, giving orders'and-asserting that, he would die before he would surrender. NKW YOBK, May 14.—The Associated Press report says the batteries at San Juan were not silenced, but the town in the rear probably suffered. At the end of the engagement Admiral Sampson said: "I am satisfied with the morning's work. I could have taken San Juan, but 1 have no force to hold it. 1 only wanted to administer punishment. This has been done. I came for the Spanish fleet and not for San Juan." WAR PLANS CHANGED. Cuban Invasion Mnst Await Action by Sampson. WASHINGTON, May 14.—A complete change has taken place in the offensive plans of our government. The receipt of the news from Sampson of his attack on the forts at San Juan and the news of the actual presence of the Spanish flying squadron off Martinique, only 000 miles away from Sampson, and less than 1.000 miles from Havana, caused the despatch of the Hying squadron tinder Commodore Schlcy and the delay of the army of invasion of Cuba. Departure of the military expedition from Florida to Cuba now will bo deferred until it is definitely known that the Cape Verde licet is out of the way. Orders have been issued diverting the troops on their way to the coast and sending them toChickamagua. Sampson was wired information of the whereabouts of the' Spanish fleet and Schlcy was ordered to move, supposedly to aid the blockading squadron at Ilavana BATTLE AT CIENFUEGOS. An extremely awkward man dwells in Macon county, Tennessee. He acci- dently shot a dog, and in explaining the matter to the dog-'s owner, shot him. loiter, in showing how the tragedy occurred, he shot the coroner, Ho has been liberated now for fear he will try to explain it to somebody else. A remarkable evidence of prescience, is displayed in the date of so-caJled ancient coins, which are on sale in London. They bear tho head of Julius G'sosur, anil under it the date "#. C. 48." The maker of the dies must have foreknown that the Savior was cowing exactly forty-eight yeare befpre His birth, .M.'. One American Killed and Three Probably Fatally Wounded. KEY WEST, May 10.—Amid a perfect storm of shot from Spanish rifles and batteries, the American forces cut the cables at Cicnfuegos Wednesday morning. Four determined boat crews, under command of Lieutenant Winslow and Ensign Magruder, from the cruiser Marblehead and the gunboat Nashville, put out from the ships, the coast having previously been shelled. The work of the volunteers was perilous. The cruiser Marblehead, the gunboat Nashville and the auxiliary cruiser Windom drew up a thousand yards from shore, with their guns manned for desperate duty. One cable had already been cut and the work was in progress on the other when the Spaniards in rifle-pits and a battery in an old lighthouse standing out in the bay opened fire. The warships poured in a thunderous volley, their great guns belching 1 forth massive shells into the swarms of tho enemy. The crews of the boats calmly proceeded with their desperate work and finished it, not- wi thstanding that a number had fallen, returning to the ships through a blind; ing smoke and in a heavy fire. One man, Patrick Reagan, in a Marblehead boat, was killed, and six were seriously wounded, tlirco probablj r fatally wounded. More than 1,000 infantry on shore kept up a continuous fire and the bullets from the machine guns struck the warships a hundred times, but did no great damage. After the Spaniards had boon driven from the rifle-pits, many of them took refuge in the lighthouse fortress, upon which the fire of the warships had been centered. A 4-inch shell from the Windom tore this structure to pieces, killing many and burying others in the ruins. The Spanish loss is known to have been very heavy, the warships firing hundreds of shot and shells right into their midst. It is said the arsenal was blown up and that the Spanish loss will reach nearly four hundred. Madrid Elated. MADKID, May 14.—An official dispatch from San Juan de Porto Rico says the American squadron was repulsed off Porto Rico. Although eleven warships bombarded the place, the attackers were gloriously beaten back. The Spanish batteries were armed with 0-ineh Krupp guns and were especially effective. This alleged victory of the Spaniards has aroused great enthusiasm here. HKKVITIES. Assistant Secretary Meiklejohn has chartered about thirty ships with a ca pacity of M5,000 men. They will be xised to convey troops to Cuba and the Philippines. It is announced that Major Gen eral Fitzhugh Lee will be the first military governor of Cuba. For the next two weeks he will act as the official advisor of Secretary Alger, When Ilavana is taken Lee will be sent to Cuba, and, with headquarters at Ilavana, will assinne a temporary dictatorship of the island until a re< publican and stable government c~n be established by the Cubans. A Hong- JCong cable says: Djspatche; signed by Dewey have just been scnl to Washington recommending that the surrender of Manila be demanded and a provisional government for the Philippines be established pending settlement of the war with Spain. His proposal is for a commission to take the government. He suggested that he be one of the commissioners; the gpverninent to b.pcontinued upon much the same Uno as now exists. Ho that sufficient troop? be sent him, in the event his plan js adopted, to tain order. FIRST AMERICANS KILLED Font men Rilled and Fit* Wounded In Cat-denns Harbor. Key WEST, May 13.—The first American lives were lost in the war with Spain at Cardenas Wednesday afternoon, when the gunboats Wilmington and Hudson and the torpodo boat Winslow entered the harbor and engaged the Spanish gunboats lying there. The Spanish boats were reinforced by the land batteries. The torpedo boat Winslow was disabled and Ensign Hagley and four of her crew were killed. The torpedo boat Winslow, the Wilmington and the Hudson were making observations near the harbor when tho enemy fired upon them. The Winslow was ordered to enter the harbor and attack the gunboats, of which there were four. The battle lasted thirty- five minutes. The Winslow was the main target of the enemy, and was put out of service. The other American vessels were not damaged, except that the Hudson's two ventilators were slightly scratched by flying shrapnel. The enemy's loss is slightly conjectural. One of their gunboats caught fire and the men of the Hudson think it sank. The flames spread to the barracks and swept away several small warehouses and for a time the whole water front seemed to be ablaze. The Hudson's crew also believe that two Spanish torpedo boat destroyers were disabled. SPANISH FLEET. FITTY-FIFTH CONURESS. Kanted at Curaco» Over Sunday and Took On Coal. WASHINGTON, May 14.—The Spanish fleet has been definitely located at Martinique. CURACOA, May 10.—The Spanish cruisers Muriu Teresa, Vizcaya, Almirante Oquendo and Christobal Colon and the torpedo boat destroyers Pluton and Terror, which arrived off the harbor Saturday, are still here. Only the two first named were admitted to the port. They have bought coal, provisions and medicines and will remain in port. The other warships arc outside waiting. THE WAR REVENUE MEASURE. and Democratic Amendments Adopted Bond Provision Stricken Out. WASHINGTON, May 13.—With the exception of a few administrative features, the war revenue bill is ready to report to the senate. With the assistance of Senator Jones, of Nevada, the democrats had control of the finance committee and adopted their amendments, which include a corporation tax of one-quarter of one per cent, a provision for the coinage of the seigniorage and the issuance of $150,000,000 of greenbacks. The bond provision is eliminated. DIRECT FROM ADMIRAL DEWEV Succinct Statement of the Situation at Manila. WASHINGTON, May 1C.—The folio wing dispatch was received by the navy department yesterday from Admiral Dewey: CAVITH, May 18, via HonR Konff, May 15. —Maintaining strict blockade. Reason to believe that tho robols arc hemming in the city by land, but have made no demonstration. Scarcity of provisions in Manila. Probable that tho Spanish governor will bo obliged to surren'der soon. Can take Manila at any moment. Climate hot and moist. On May 12 captured gunboat Calluo attempting to run blockade. Havo plenty of coal. One British, 0110 French, two Gorman and one Japanese vessel liore observing. (Signed) DKWEY. SPANISH MINISTRY RESIGNS. New Spanish Ministry AVhen Jformert AVill Fig-lit to \lio Utmost. 'MADiuu, May 10.- -The cabinet has resigned. It is officially denied thsit the cabinet changes arc connected with a peace movement. On the contrary, it is declared that Premier Sagasta's ministry, when the new cabinet is formed, will contimie to prosecute the war with the full resources of the country. Gusgio Expedition n Failure. KEY WEST, May 10.— The Gussie ex pedition has returned to Key West, a failure. It consisted of two companies of the First infantry, in charge of7,OOC rifles and 300,000 rounds of ammunition intended for the insurgents in the pro vince of Pinor del Rio. The insurgents failed to meet the boat, and the Spaniards repulsed several attempts of the party to Jand. Serious Defeat for Spaniards. LONDON, May 14.—According to a dispatch received from 'Havana, via Kingston, Jamaica, there has been an engagement between the Spaniards and insurgents, during which 900 of tho former were killed. The location of the battle is not mentioned in tho dispatch. lirooks Will Go To Porto life*. WASHINGTON, May 14.—Gen. UrooU" will command the Porto Pico army ot occupation, whoso immediate start depends on the result of the battle between Sampson's and the Spanish fleet. Sculey ut Charleston. CJIABLESTON, May 10,—The flying squadron, Commodore Schley commanding, was anchored off the bai yesterday, but left during the night for the south. An irritable gentleman in Vienna had so much trouble in making his wants known through the telephone to the girl at the central office that he called her a silly goose, and threatened to box her ears. She had him arrested, and the magistrate sen ten cod him to fourteen days' imprisonment. As evening-dress, made entirely of the skins of chickens, was recently worn at a ball by Madame Theo Mont- baude, a fashionable Parisian- Over 800 pieces of tanned skin were used in mukking the dress, Edmund Gillett, a noted artist, painted the precious gar- meat, adorning jt with roses, vines, etc. Washington, May 0.— The president sent, a message formally notifying congress, of the victory at Manila, and recommending an expre-sion of gratitude to Dewey, his officers and men. A resolution was afc once introduced expressing the thanks of congress and the American psoplc to the' commodore, his officers and men. This was passed. A. bill permitting Commodore Dewey to be appointed a rear admiral was also passed. The senate also passed a resolution authorizing the president to present a sword to Dewey and medals to the officers and men under him in the battle at Manila. It appropriates 810,000 for the purpose. nousts. The house passed the resolution expressing gratitude to bcwoy, his officers and men, and the bill making Dewey a reat admiral. The house also passed the senate bill authorizing the army to feed and arm Cubans. The bill providing for the organization of a volunteer engineer brigade and enlistment of 10.000 volunteers immune to tropical diseases was passed after two hours of debate. SENATE. Washington. May 10.—The senate passed the bill providing for the increased volume of work in the office of the adjutant general. A second bill passed authorized the enlistment of a volunteer signal corps. Tho house "immune" bill was passed and tho bill to readmit Mrs. Nellie Grant Sartoris to citizenship also passed. The postofflco appropriation bill, carrying over 399,000,000, passed. SENATE. Washington. May 53.—The senate discussed the railway arbitration bill. Nomination of Dewey to bo roar admiral was confirmed. HOUSE. Tho resolution passed to submit to the states a proposition to amend the constitution so as to .provide for tho election of senators by a direct vote. SEXA.TB. Washington, May 12.—The following bill, offered by Stewart, of Nevada, was passed without debate: "All disabilities imposed by the fourteenth amendment to tho constitution of the United States, upon persons on of having engaged in insurrection or rebellion against tho United States and on account of having given aid or comfort to enemies thereof, are hereby removed." The revenue bill was reported from tho finance committee. HOUSE. An important measure providing for the organization of a special line of coast defense vessels and the enlistment of men adequate to man them was passed. Tho senate bill to establish a volunteer signal corps was passed without amendment.. LOST THREE HUNDRED. Spanish Official Advices Regarding Results at Manila. MADHID, May 10.—The Liberal's Manila special of May S says: "The arsenal has surrendered and Cavite is evacuated by our troops. The Spanish losses were 300 killed and 600 wounded. The enemy suffered considerably, including an officer on the Olympia, who was killed. The Baltimore was dam- ag-ed. Oiu- shells did not burst, and all the enemy's shells burst. Dewey had a long conference with the foreign consuls. The Yankees took and burned merchant ships. Corregidor island was betrayed. A consultative assembly is discussing the horrible situation created by hunger and misery. We arc isolated by the blockade and in fear of immediate attack." NEWS FROM SAMPSON'S FLEET. Squadron Fussed Cape Huytlen Sunday Goliifr AVc-st. CAPE HAY-HEX, REPUBLIC OP HAYTI, May 10.—The United States torpedo boat Porter and the storeship Supply, which have been here waiting orders, have sailed to join Sampson's squadron. The squadron passed Cape Haytien yesterday. It is uncertain whether it will turn southward to meet the Spanish licet or go first'to Key West. Six Hundred Killed. LONDON, May 13.—The Vienna correspondent of the Daily Telegraph, describing the riots at Milan, says: "One thousand persons were arrested. Six hundred were killed and 2,000 wounded. In. one instance, twenty students were killed at the main station of the Viciiia railway line. Three hundred rioters set flre to all the railway carriages, and the military, hurrying up, unfortunately fired on the firemen, who were trying to disperse the rioters with a hose. Many of the firemen were killed. As all the printing houses in Milan refused to print the manifesto, the military government was proclaimed by cfrums and the roar of cannon." Important Iowa Inventions. IOWA PATENT OFFICK, DES MOINES, May 11.—Among the subjects of recent applications for patents prepared by us is an acetylene gas generator that may be small and used as a hand lamp or large to supply a multiplicity of burners and located wherever des'ired. The usual gas holder telescopically connected with a water tank and valves and valve gearing are dispensed with and the flow of water and gas automatically regulated by hydrostatic pressure and gas pressure. D. D. Harger, of Prairie City, is the inventor.' An apparatus for illustrating the phenomena of thunder and lightnin" mounted on a portable platform °-en° crates and stores static electricity in an artificial cloud suspended above the platform in such a manner that when a miniature building- i s placed on the platform visible zig-zag currents will leap from the cloiul and make splinters fly, as sharp reports i n imitation of thunder shock the ears of the behold?l s- ,} V .' 1)otla antl A - D - Struthers, of Des Moines. inventors. Valuable information about obtain. Ing, valuing and selling patents sent free to any address. THOS. G. A an J. RALPH OUWIQ, ' Solicitors of Patents. A New Jersey autograph fiend lately sent three albums to the American minister at London, requesting- him to induce Queen Victoria to put her sia-- nature in each of them. Ui s i ett | r closed with this announcement- "I * tlie albui « s » The term "infantry," meaning foot- soldiers, originated with the Spanish It was first; a ppu ed to the mmtarv force employed by an infanteToFybuns prince of Spam, to rescue hig father trow, the Mws. lauiei

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