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DBS MO1NE8: ALQONA IOWA, WEDNESDAY. JUNE i. 1898, THE NEWS IN IOWA COUNTY GETS THE fcOAIS Cotirt Rcvfer**i Polk County Court In An Important Cas«. t)E8 MdiSES, May 28.—The supreme feourt reversed the decision of Judge Holmes, of Polk county, on the question of collection under the old law of the one mill road tax from property Within incorporated towns. The case in question was that of the Rock Island railroad against Polk county, in which the road sought to enjoin Treasurer Murphey from collecting the road tax from the company for the property owned by it within Des MoineSj Mitchellville and other incorporated towns. 3?he assessed value of the railroad's property within these towns is $231,455. The road sought to have the road tax on that property cancelled on the ground that the board of supervisors had no authority to levy such a tax, because it has not the power to expend it. Of course the case is a test one. Every city and county in the state is interested in it. When Judge Holmes beat the county the board appealed. The decision of the supreme court holds that county supervisors have the right to levy the one mill road tax on all city property in the state, within their respective counties. A SERIOUS OFFENSE. IOWA MEN ARE IN CAMP. fiftieth ttfrfciment ig CotofottriblJ located at Jneksontlll*. JACKSoiTvrti.E, Fla., May 28.—The Fiftieth Iowa is now encamped in a pine and palm grove here and the men arft delighted with the location. Major General Shafter ordered the Fiftieth Iowa to, Jacksonville because of the crowded condition of the camp at Tampa. The Second Illinois, First Wisconsin and First North Carolina are keeping the Iowa men company here. The Iowa men are delighted with the change from Tampa to Jacksonville. The camp here is new and clean. It haa not yet been named. Good water is plenty at a short distance from the Iowa men's tents. The camp lies along the sea and the opportunities for sea bathing are abundant. A cool breeze blows 'from the sea and altogether more delightful stir- roundings for a camp could not be found. ALL OVER THE WORLD! NEWS FfiOM SCHLEY, SAMPSON REPORTS. NO NEW REGIMENT. Tough Young Hen Attempt to Rob a DofenHclens Girl. CEDAR RAPIDS, May 29.—W. R. Herri ck, alias Will Allen, who 1ms served a term in the Anamosa, penitentiary, and who is about 22 years old, and Sylvester Foulk, not yet 18 years old, are under arrest for waylaying and attempting to rob Miss Mae Bailey. Herrick is in the county jail at Marion and Foulk in the city jail at Cedar Rapids. Both have made confessions, and while they do not agree with each other or with the story told by Miss Bailey, the statements are s\ich as to leave no doubt in the minds of the authorities as to their guilt. Herriclc claims that it was Foulk who held the girl up, while Foulk says it was Herrick. The story of the younger boy more nearly coincides with that of Miss Bailey. Both of the boys are hard characters. They were arraigned before Justice Tiarhill, at Marion. Both waived examination and were held to the grand jury. BURGLARS AT BAXTER. Iowa's Qnotft Cndcr Second Call to Be Uned to Fill Old Regiments. DEB MOINKS, May .'JO.—Governor Shaw received a telegram fronn Secretary Alg-er stating that about 1.008 enlisted men will be required to fill to the maximum tho organizations already in service from Iowa, and asking the governor how far he would be able to furnish that number. The governor replied that he could "promptly furnish nineteen hundred and sixty-eight men to fill present organization to maximum, and any number of new organizations of same strength, officered with experienced men." This correspondence makes it quite evident that Iowa will not get a new regiment as a result of the second call. Say* He Had No Intention of Reducing the City. WASHINGTON, May 28.—The following bulletin was posted at the navy department: The following is a copy of the report made by Admiral Sampson concerning the action at San Juan, t)e Puerto Rico: Upon approaching San Juan it was seen that none of the Spanish vessels were in the harbor. I was therefore considerably in doubt whether they had reached San Juan and again departed for some unknown destination, or whether they had not not arrived. As their capture was the object of the expedition, and as it was essential that they should not pass to the westward, I determined to attack the batteries defending the port, in order to develop their position and strength, and then, without waiting to reduce the city or subject it to the regular bombai-dmcnt—which would require due notice—turn to the westward. I commenced the attack as soon as it was good daylight. This lasted about three hours, when the signal was made to discontinue the fight. SUBMARINE BOAT. Commodore Reports That the Spanish Fleet in In Santiago Harbor. WASHINGTON, May 30.-—The navy department has just received at 12:30 o'clock this (Monday) morning a dispatch from Commodore Schley, stating that the Spanish fleet is in the bay of Santiago de Cuba, and that he has seen and recognized the vessels. NEW YORK, May 30.—The Herald announces positively through a Washington special, that Cervera is securely blockaded in Santiago harbor. The special also says Schley has the channel leading into the harbor either blockaded with derelicts or submarine mines, and to attempt to pass the harbor entrance would now be as destructive to the Spanish fleet as to the Americans. Schley is confidently expecting Cervera to surrender in the course of time, though it is believed by some that Cerrcra, when he finds that he cannot escape, will destroy his own vessels rather than have them fall into the hands of Americans. LOSES FAITH IN THE POWERS. BRIGADIER-GENERAL LINCOLN. The Appointment Made by President McKlnlcy. WASHINGTON, May 28.—The president sent a long list ot nominations to the senate of men to be brigadier generals, including the following: Charles Fitzsimmons, Illinois; General James Rush Lincoln, lovvu; Charles King, Wisconsin; Frederick D. Grant, New York. Post office Entered, But Nothing Was Taken. BAXTER, May 3!>.—The postoffice was broken into at about 1:30 a. in. by five unknown men. The entrance was made by cutting out a panel of the rear door. The safe was blown open and its contents scattered promiscuously around the room, but as the safe contained nothing but books and about $50 worth of stamps, which were not molested, the attempt at robbery was fruitless. Henry Cnshatt was returning home from a party at about the time the entrance was being made, and as he was passing the postoflice he was ordered to halt and stand with his face to the building. After the robbers had completed their work they took him up to the mill, where they bound and gagged him, leaving him in the coal shed, where he was found at an early morning hour. There were five of the robbers. They came to town on a hand car and left on foot. WAR'S FIRST PENSION. Grunted to the Iowa Mother of u .Sailor Killed on tho Muino. COUNCIL ULUKFS', May 27.—Mrs. R. T. Montfort has received word that congress has acted favorably on her application for a pension for the death of her son, William Montfort, an able seaman, who was one of the victims of the disaster to the battleship Maine. Montfort's parents recently received from the government $192, being the equivalent to one year's pay for their son under the act recently passed by congress; also $94 back pay that was coming to their son. Mrs. Montfort's application for a pension was made within a month after the disaster to the Maine, and was the first filed. Fifty-Second lieudy to Go. DKS MOINES, May 26.—The old Fourth regiment of the Iowa National Guard was mustered in as the Fifty- second Iowa volunteers yesterday. Fifty officers and 822 men, making a total of 872 men. or 38 more than one- fourth of 3,330, the total for the four regiments under the first call, were mustered in the Fiftjr-second. Su-Hclmmn Killed. CEDAR RAI-IDS, May 27.—George Sype.a Chicago & Northwestern switchman, slipped off the footboard just after turning a switch and was instantly killed, his heud and arms being cut oft', lie was from Vicksburg, Miss. Morn Iowa Volunteers. MOINES, May 28.—According to a Washington dispatch it is estimated that Iowa's quota under the president's second call for volunteers will be 3,804. ^_ Supposed to Have Gone to 1Vnr. JPWA CITV, May .23.—Four young men have disappeared from Iowa City. They are Charles Smith, a. merchant, the nephew and partner of ex-Mayor Theobald; W. F, Click, » barber, »nd Jpe Berger and John N, Usser, clerks. H is thought that they have gone to war, as all had expressed u desire to <Jo so. Smith left a note turning his business over to his uncle, but wrote r about his intentions. He had declared he would go to the |>hiHpninos. Click, Berger and Smith leave young wives behind them. Fifty-Second DopurlH. DES MOINES, May 30.—The Fifty- second Iowa volunteers are now on their way to the front. They left Des Moines Saturday afternoon under command of Col. W. B. Humphrey. There were no demonstrations on the occasion of their leaving, except that many friends gathered to see the troops oft' and the boys left at the camp witnessed the departure with sad but rather envious eyes. They all want to get to the front. It is thought that the old Third, including the Des Moines boys, will get off by next Thursday, possibly Wednesday, and that the other soldiers will not be long in following. Camp McKiuley will soon be deserted. •" 1'rliuc-GncBt Case Again. DEB MOINES, May 30.—The decision of the lower court in the case of John R. Prime vs Francis M. Drake, asco:n- mander-in-chicf of the Iowa National guards, and IT. IT. Wright as adjutant general of Iowa, appellants, now stands affirmed by operation of law. The state supreme court is evenly divided, three judges desiring to affirm and three to reverse the decision of Judge Spurrier, which was in favor of General Prime. lowii In the Kcur Kank. WASHINGTON, M-n- .VS.—Adjutant General Corbin an: ouiiccd last night that volunteers to !;>.• j,umber of K.'O,544 had been mustered into the United States service, This'number includes sonic cavalry in addition to the first call for troops. There is yet u shortage in the call from the various states of 5,633 men, distributed us follows; Alabama, 1,355; Iowa, 1040; Kentucky, 1,:.'38, Mississippi, ],000; North Carolina, 400. Safe Itlowers at Melbourne. MAHSHAM/I-OWN, May 27.—Safe blowers got in their work at Melbourne. The burglars entered the general store of J. J. Soorholt/,, but left after confiscating a small amount of merchandise, after which they went to the store of Ret/. Bros., where they blew open the safe and made away with $250. One of the men was captured and is now in the sheriff's custody. It is known that there is at least one other. IOWA CONJJJCNSKJU. Rev. J. W. Hayden, a preacher from Iowa county, newly located in Iowa City, wat, arrested a few days ago, charged with embezzlement. Olive Ferrebee, of Iowa county, says he sold two of her horses for $140 and absconded with the cash. Storm Lake dispatch: John Luther, of Lincoln township, this county, came into town and surrendered to the sheriff, stating that he had shot and killed his brother Fred. He was accompanied by his brother Antoie. Both say the killing was in self-defense. At Keokuk recently, as the result of a quarrel, William Swigelson was knocked down a steep flight of stairs and killed. Tom Wyatt is behind the burs, charged with his murder. Swig- elsoh was once orie of the noted railroad engineers of the country, but for years has been frequently in the police court for drunkenness. His downward career began with fche discovery of the unfaithfulness of his'wife. Wyatt is a, quarrelsome negro, frequently up for assault. He was arrested two hours later npder BPWUJ bushes just out of town, Its Inventor AVants the Job of Destroying: Cervera's Fleet. NEW YOHK, May 28.—J. J. Holland, the submarine boat builder, has gone to Washington for the purpose of making an offer to the government, which, if accepted, perhaps will solve the problem how to destroy Cervera's fleet. Holland will submit his proposition to the secretary of the navy. He is willing to undertake to sail his submarine boat into the channel at the narrow entrance to Santiago harbor, destroy the mines planted there, and, if necessary, to proceed into the harbor and deal fatal blows to Cervera's vessels. Holland declares that his plan is entirely fcasable. His boat is in shape and ready for the work, and he will agree, if the secretary of the navy thinks favorable of this proposal, to obtain a crew of volunteers for the work. All lie asks of the authorities is transportation for his vessel and men to Cuba. Once there, he agrees to do the rest. CADIZ FLEET NOT READY. Several Weeks' Time Will bo Necessary Ileforo They Can Sail. Nnw YOKK, May 30.—The World's London special says: The chief officer of a steamer just in from Cadiz said: "When wo left Cadi/, on the Sdth the only Spanish warships there were the battleship Pelayo, the cruiser Kmper- ador Carlos V, one torpedo boat and the converted cruisers Patriota and Riipido. The cruisers were at the arsenal. Everything bore the appearance of unreadiness. The Pelayo's boilers, recently put in at Toulon, have just been condemned by the superintending engineer at Cadiz, on the ground that they were of insufficient strength. She was, however, coaling. The Rapido and the Patriota had not been fitted with guns, and neither had a crew. There was 110 belief in the reports that the fleet was going to Manila or anywhere else for some weeks at least." Spain Is Isolated nnd Had Hotter Treat Direct With Uncle Sam. LONDOX, May 28.—The Madrid correspondent of the Standard says: "Before Scnor Gullon, minister of foreign affairs in the late cabinet, resigned, he ascertained that the powers would not receive complaints of illegal war operations such as Spain is now making. The Spanish press bitterly laments the selfish motive underlying the reluctance of the powers to intervene. It is now seen that Spain is isolated, and the idea is growing that better terms may be obtained by a direct understanding with President McKinley." GLANCES AT GLADSTONE. GLADSTONE AT REST. Jmpoftlng National and Religion* Ceremonies In Westminster Abbey. LONDON, May 29.—In the north transept of We'stminster Abbey, where England's greatest statesmen rest, the body of Gladstone was entombed yesterday with the ceremonies of the nation he served nnd the church he loved. The grave is beside that of his lifelong adversary, Disraeli, whose marble effigy looks down upon it decked with the regalia that Gladstone refused. Two possible future kings of Great Britain walked beside the great commoner's coffin, and all the nobility and learning of state surrounded it. Though the wish of the deceased had been for simplicity, this official funeral, the first since that of Lord Palmerston, was rendered an imposing spectacle by the magnificence of the building in which it was solemnized. AMERICAN VICTORY CLAIMED. REVIEWED BY M'KINLEY. Most Brilliant Military 1'agcaiit in America for Thirty Years. WASHINGTON May 30—One of the most brilliant military pageants acted since the grand mustering parade of the federal troops down streets of Washington at the close TliousandH of Knullsli Men and Women I'ass the UlHtlnsriiighcd Remains. LONDON, May 27.—Remarkable and impressive scenes were witnessed at Westminster as early as 2 o'clock yesterday morning, when the arrivals commenced of those anxious to view the remains of Gladstone. A line was formed, continually augmented by all classes of people, until at 0 o'clock, when the doors were opened, the procession commenced to stream past the catafalque. As the day advanced the unending stream lengthened. It required two thousand policemen to keep the people in line. By 3 o'clock seventy-five thousand people had passed the coHln. COLUMBIA IN COLLISION. en- out the of the civil war occurred at Camp Alger Saturday afternoon, when President McKinley reviewed the troops now quartered there. It was the first time in over thirty years that an army of volunteers rendezvoused in time of war had passed in review before the commander-in-chief of the army an4 navy, and the demonstration attracted many thousands from Washington and the surrounding country to the camp grounds near Falls Church. There were 12,000 troops in line. SAMPSON AT KEY WEST. Sinks u Illtlnh Ship Off Fire Tglnml, New York Hay. NEW YOKK, May 30.—The United States cruiser Columbia collided with the British ship Forcolia eight miles south of Fire Island, and the Foreolia was sunk. The crew was rescued by the Columbia. The cruiser bears the marks of the collision, and shows that she had a narrow escape from being sunk. Above the water line on the starboard side a hole extended about ten feet high and six feet wide. Caroline Islands In Open Kevolt. MADBID, May 27.—Ship captains at Manila, it is said, have been informed by Captain General August! that all of the Caroline Islands have revolted and the natives are engaged in all kinds of violence and depredations. [The Caroline Islands, or New Philippines, comprise a great archipellago in the Pacific, claimed by Spain, but practically independent.] JJUKVITJKS. Preparing for an Invasion of Cuba—All AVell on tho Fleet. I NEW YORK, May 30.—A special dispatch from Key West says Sampson has arrived there and may remain during the preparations for the Cuban invasion. This, it is believed, will not occupy more than a few days at the most. Admiral Sampson's fleet is between Havana and Key West with all on board well. v Spain Talking of Peace. MADIUD, May HO.—The papers continue to talk of the possibilities of peace. El Globo publishes an article, supposed to be inspired by Senor Moret, the late minister of the colonies, advocating peace, which has attracted great attention. •Tho Oregon In Safe. ATLANTA, Ga., May 25.—A special to the Constitution reports the safe arrival of the United States ship Oregon at Jupiter,Flu. General Weyler keeps scrap-books containing the comments of the newspapers upon his conduct. The severe things said about him are underlined with red ink. 11 is needless to say that his clerks consume a great quantity of red ink. , Larks and oilier singing- birds are shot for the table, in Italy, Upon which fact Win. L. Alden thus comments: "I am convinced that there is far too much singing of all sorts in Italy, and the killing of superfluous larks and amateur .drawing-room go- pranos may not be wholly without -""tiflcation," Thirty bodies have been recovered from the Zollcrn mine near Dortmund, Prussia. It is believed that at least forty-five perished in the fire which broke out in that mine. A dispatch from Uewey says Aguinaldo, the rebel commandcr-in-chief, who was brought to Manila from HOUR' Kong on the McCulloch, is organizing a force of native cavalry, and may render assistance that will be valuable. It is announced that, after several weeks of work along the entire stretch of the Atlantic and gulf coasts, tbo navy department has completed the most comprehensive and efficient system for observing tho approach of a hostile fleet that has ever been put into operation. A news bureau has been created for this purpose, known as the coast signal service. The system has the service of 2.300 men, stretched along- the coast from Bar Harbor, Maine, to Galveston, Texas. Madrid advices announce that the concentration of Spanish troops in the neighborhood of Gibraltar is clue to :m increase in the British military preparations. El Liberal, Premier Sagasta's organ, says that the diverging interests of the powers preclude for the present aii3' definite diplomatic action giving Spain European backing. The Duko Aleiudeovar cle Rio has accepted the portfolio of minister of foreign affairs, offered to but declined by Castillo, Spanish ambassador at Paris. The duke has informed the correspondent ,of the Associated Press that he does not desire the office, but accepts it on patriotic grounds. The United States supreme court has decided the oleomargarine laws of Pennsylvania and New Hampshire to be unconstitutional. London dispatch: The St. James Gazette says: "In the foreign market leading dealers were said to be in possession of advance news of a forthcoming announcement of a Franco-Spanish alliance, hence a rise in Spanish 4's." In connection with the above, it is currently reported that therecent speeches of Salisbury and Chamberlain, suggesting an Anglo-Ainericun alliance, had this fact in view, and were intended us a counterbalance. Spanish Defeated and Ammunition Landed by Schley at Cleufuegog. KEY WEST, May 30.—It is reported here that the Brooklyn, Commodore Schley's flagship, landed 00,000 rounds of ammunition, with rifles and food, after a hot fight below Cienfucgos on Tuesday. Then the fort on the south side of Cienfuegos bay was knocked to pieces by the guns of the Marblehead. The Spanish cavalry troops were routed by 700 insurgents, who charged them. It is believed that many Spaniards were killed. No Americans were hurt and no Cuban losses reported. SCHLEY BEFORE SANTIAGO Advlccg From Caribbean Waters Which Tend to Prove It. KEY WEST, May 27.—Five of our ships under Schley were west of Cienfuegos on Monday. Conjunction was made with the insurgents and 30,OOC rounds of ammunition werelanded. On Tuesday the ships entered Cienfuegos harbor and steamed all around without drawing the fire of the Spanish fortifications. Our ships then coaled and Schley was to leave for Santiago Wednesday night. The news was brought here by a torpedo boat, which made her trip from Cienfuegos at full speed. She carried many dispatches for Washington. EXPEDITIONS TO PHILIPPINES. and men, The Second Alignment May Be Sent Away Next Week. SAN FBAJ,-Cisco, May 28.—An inspection of Camp Richmond has been made by Major Moore and Adjutant General Berry, staff officers, and it is learned that the departure of the second Manila expedition will be so expedited that if possible the chosen troops may depart next week.' It is semi-offlcially annoimced that the second expedition will probably be composed of the First Colorado regiment, 1,008 men; First Nebraska regiment, 1,020 men Third Minnesota regiment, 1,030 the total being- 3,058 volunteers. MORE VOLUNTEERS CALLED. The President Issues n Call for 75,000 31 ore Men. Washington dispatch: The president has issued a proclamation calling for 7r>,000 more volunteers. This makes the total army strength of regulars and volunteers 280.000. Secretary Algcr says that the enlistments under the president's new call will not be exclusively from the national guard as under the first, but will bu open The regulations under which enlist ments will be made are not yet pro pared and will not be until the quota under the first call is filled. to SENT FROM CUBA. Kuvoys of <itu-ciu in Washington Plan Co-operation. WASHINGTON, May 28.—Envoys from General Garcia who have arrived in Washington to arrange a plan of cooperation with the American forces say there are now between 20,000 and 23.000 Cnbiins actually in the field. Communication between the respective headquarters is maintained and the envoys have been instructed by Garcia to give assurance of his desire to cooperate with the American soldiers in every possible way. O,ue«u Will Not Leave. '' LONDON, May 27.—A Madrid special says: The A nstvian emperor and queen regent's mother have both strongly advised hi'r to prepare for flight, but the queen is determined to remain. The dispatch declares that the destruction of the Spanish fleet which the best informed regard as only a question of a few days, is bound to precipitate a revolution. l'"Il't;v-t\vo DrinviUHi. CALCUTTA, May 27.—While the British India Steam Navigation company's Mecca was to wing her sister ship, the Lindula, whose shaft was broken, the hawser parted. Tlic two vessels came into collision and the Mecca was sunk. Her captain and fifty-two others were drowned. Suliley Heard From. KKY WEST, May 28.—Advices from Sampson's fleet, which is cruising off the coast of Cuba, near Havana, announces that he has received dispatches from Commodore .Schley, but there is no information as to their contents. Miss Sarah Cleveland, who died last week at her home in West Orange, N.' J., in her 100th year, was a first cousin of ex-President Cleveland. He (unreasonably)—Were you ever in love before you met me? She (lightly)—Oh, yes; but never since. "Do you think it makes any difference which planet u person'is born under?" "Not a bit, so long as he keeps on the earth." Nellie Grant was undergoing- an examination' when she was a child at school, and under the question, "What is your father's occupation?" she wrote simpSy, "He fights." -^ FIFTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. SESATB. Washington, May 23.—Senator Chandlei? today introduced this bill: That during: the war with Spain the president be and is hereby authorized in his discretion to place upon the retired list any officer in the array above tho rank of lieutenant colonel and any officer in the navy abets the ranker relative rank of commander; ind to fix at his discretion the retired pay of any such officer at nny rate now by law provided for officers retired for any of the various cause's for retirement; and the president may fill every vacancy happening through the retirement by promotion, through selection and not according to seniority. The senate spent fivo hours in consideration of tho war revenue measure. A bill passed granting American registry to the steamer, Zelandia, which has been chartered to convey troops to Manila. ., ,j HOUSE. House passed a bill for payment of vol* unteers from time of enrollment and authorizing the secretary of war to pay troops embarking for Manila one month's pay in advance, and another bill providing that officers of the regular army who'' may be made staff officers in tho volunteer service shall not vacate their offices in the regular army. SENATE Washington, May 25.—That feature of the war revenue measure placing a tax of one-quarter of one per centum upon the gross receipts of corporations was under discussion in the senate throughout the clay's session. nousrc. The session of the house was brief. Several bills were nussed, notably those for the organization of the naval hospital corps and to faciliate militury trials for small offenses. SENATE. Washington, May 20.—Hale, chairman of the committeeon appropriations, presented \he deficiency appropriation bill of $35,000,000 in pensions. It was passed. A joint resolution was adopted directing the secre tary of war to report plans for the improvement of Tampa, bay. Consideration of ihe war revenue measure was resumed ind Stewart of Nevada spoke In favor of the coinage of .the silver seignorago and the issue of legal tender notes. He was followed by Allen of Nebraska nnd Caffery of Louisiana. An effort by Allison to secure a vote next Saturday called out objections by Teller and Daniels, the latter pf whom declared that if certain provisions put in the bill by tho democrats of the finance committee were not agreed to he would offer amendments that would precipitate debate. nous B. Lacey, from the committee on public lands, called up tho house bill granting certain, lands to the territory pf New Mexico for common schools, colleges, universities, charitable institutions, public buildings, irrigating- and Rio Grande improvement purposes, and it was passed. The bill carries more than 1,500,000 acres. SEXATB. Washington, May 20.—No substantial orogress was mado by the senate to-day towards tho disposition ot tho war revenue measure, although it was under consideration for three hours. Speeches were delivered on the bill by White, (doni.) of California, and Teller, of Colorado. HOUSE. House concurred in senate amendments to the pension deficiency bill. Tho bill to amend the internal revenue laws relating to distilled spirits was considered at length, but not disposed of. SENATE. Washington, May ST.—Lodge offered a resolution for tho annexation of Hawaii as an amendment to the war revenue bill. The senate passed tho bill providing for a second assistant secretary of war, to be named by the president, at a salary of t'4,000. Morgan offered a resoluiion providing that when any island in the Atlantic or Pacific o'cean is owned by the United States or occupied by oho civil or military forces of the United States as a result of the war with Spain or as a necessary means of conducting such a war it be made lawful for the president, in his discretion, to apnoint a civil or military governor for such island, to maintain order and to protect tho lives, property and peace of the people thereof. It extends over such islands such a part of the tax laws of the United States, or of such islands, whether relating to custom or to internal taxation, as shall be in the dis- Ri-otion of the president, currency of the United States to be lawful tender in such islands. In the course of an argument in support of a tax on corporations, Gorman denounced as infamous the decision of the supreme court declaring the income tax law unconstitutional. IIOI5KE. Private pension bills occupied the attention of the house. SEN'ATR. Washington, May 28.—The senate, by a note of 41 to 27, defeated tho proposition to levy a tax on corporations, an amendment proposed by the democratic members of the finance committee. BLANCO'S STORY OF FLEETS. Says Siimiisoii AValc:hes Corvera and Sohley Is at Yucatan Pussag-o. MADBID, May 28.— Blanco cables that Cervera's squadron is still at Sautiag-o and that the bulk of Sampson's squadron is blockading- that port. Schley's squadron is watching- the Yucatan passage. Blanco cables that the destroyer Terror arrived at Fajardo, Porto Rico. She intended to go to San Juan, but found four American warships cruising- in front of the harbor. Kriipi> Gum Hound for Cadiz. GIBBAI.TAB, May 27.— Information comes from trustworthy sources that forty Krupp guns, suitable for forts ox- battleships, sent from Essen, Germany, to Cadiz, are now on their way through Spain, It is said the guns were passed through German, French and Spanish custom houses as "kitchcii^furniture." Germany Must Act. ' WASHINGTON, May 28.— It is understood the state department has decided to inform Germany that there must be an immediate declaration of her neutrality or she will be considered an ally of Spain. There is perhaps no more humane nation in the world than the Japanese, who have recently erected a monument in memory of the horses that fell in their war with China. Little Georgie— Do you folks ever have family prayers before breakfast? Little Albert— No; we only have prayers before we go to bed. We ain't iw the _ a. contest between a bull and a lion in a caged arena, in the city of Mexico. resulted in aneary victory for the bull A second lion was then produced, and this the bull also vanquished to the jg-reat delight of thousands of spectators.

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