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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, June 8, 1898
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Jtttffll 8* 1898 IOWI in* idiftpatchJ Deputy Cd •kei» nns "completed ttie : W6fk Of tooling tip the JE03 IA* books, i assessmefit of frealty in the county except as to new build* for the reason -the feal ; B llfiilftte is Assessed »nly in tho.otld mtta- y^ars. But there is a marked i in the personal tax assessment : does nOt speak \vell for tile fev- lawY The (decrease in assessed , (Valuation la «m,t)00 iti the county, of .'^hiefa amount ^Od,S($8 is lost to the , 6ity of Des Molnes. Under the old law , Merchandise, monies and credits, cor- jidration stocks, etc,, were assessed at fifty per cent of their value, but no record was made of actual values. Under the new law all property is to be listed at its cash value and 25 per cent of the cash value set apart as the assessed valuation upon which taxes must be paid. On the item of monies and credits a gain of $331,031 was made to the county, but in quoting this flg- .ure it is to be remembered that the as• Bessjaent of One man in Des Moines Was increased over $420,000, which more 'than, accounts for the gain and indicates that on the Whole the new law has not been effective in arriving at the supposedly secreted monies and credits of capitalists and banking institutions. Taxable furniture shows a loss of over 880,000, merchandise of over $573,000. capital employed in manufacturing Of 880^)00, corporation stocksof over$327,000, and farm utensils of over $7,000. Railroad property lost $lr<000. FUNERAL OF OOV. CARPENTER Ceremonies Were Simple, Yet Extremely Affecting. FORT DODOE, Junes.—The funeral of Ex-Qov. Carpenter, took place : yesterday afternoon. Business houses and public buildings were all closed during the ceremonies, and the entire population was in attendance, filling the house, yard and street. After the ser- iVices by the ministers in the house, addresses were made from the front porch by his old and dear friends, Hon. John IT. Duncombe and Capt. J. A. O. Yeoman, democrats, who for forty yeaxs have been arrayed against him. Ex- Governor Quo and Governor Shaw also- spoke from the same rostrum. At the close of the addresses several thousand people passed through the house to take a last vieAv of their dearly beloved friend. A BAD MAN. &t»h, boot tfflotdfj- ftrifl WAtfcS&oO, June &.—At art eafly ttidrning hour fire destrdySd property to the amotintof $50,000j three factories being completely destroyed. The origiri of the fire is a complete mystory, the flames being first discovered at 18:^6 a. m. in the large f«rn!tttre factory of Beck, Naumad & Watts. Though the alarm tvas immediately given, the flames were already beyond control, and spread to the Waterloo Omnibus and Wagonette Manufacturing company, which, with its contents, was .also destroyed, From this point the fire spread to the Cascaden foundry, attd this, toOj was completely wrecked. The heaviest losers are Beck, Nauman & Watts, whose large plant was Com* pletely destroyed. A large force of Workmen employed in tho factory were thrown out of Work, and as the tools used by the men Were their own property, and all were destroyed, the loss falls heavily. The Beck, Nauman & Watts furniture factory was the largest of its kind . in the state. The losses are as follows: Beck, Nauman & Watts, $33,000; Thomas Cascadcn, Sr., proprietor omnibus factory and foundry, $10,000; Thomas Cascaden, Jr., operating same, loss on materials, $2,000; workmen, loss on tools, $2,000, and minor losses aggregating $2,000. IOWA'S SECOND CALL ISSUED. Governor Slum Publlshcm n Proclamation Calling; for 1^008 Men.' DES MOINES, June 4.'—Governor Shaw has issued a call for the enlistment of the 1,008 men required from the state of Iowa under the second call for troops recently made by President McKinlcy. In making his proclamation the governor followed this plan: The number of men required from Iowa to satisfy both calls of the president were distributed^ among the counties according to their . proportionate military strength; the number of men already enlisted from each county was determined from .'the muster rolls of the four regiments now at the front; the number of men furnished was subtracted from the number of men required from each county under both calls; the resulting numbers are the men required from the different counties by the second call, except that it should be understood that on account of the fact that some of the coun- 'ties have furnished more men than required of them by both calls, the number of men to be furnished by the remaining counties is reduced about ten per cent. 'ALL 0?EK THE WORLD SCHLEY At SAN-flAdO. and -Act* Aedttring itio JEtiga«es Spaiil 3CAPK HAYTIEST, Hayti, May 31. vices just recoiled from tlavana say that since 2 o'clock this afternoon the American fleet at Santiago de Cuba has been cannonading the batteries 'of Morro Castle, Punta La Zecapa and Ptlnta Carcla, At the time, it is added, the American ships have been engaged with the Spanish warships, The firing Was extremely heavy* Post Atr PnisrCE, Haytl, May 91.-— About 2 o'clock this afterhoon an American squadron, composed of fourteen warships, of which the cruiser New York displayed the flags of Real* Admiral Sampson, and a number of torpedo boats, began a bombardment withlicavy guns of the forts and the harbor of Santiago de Cuba. The American fire was directed principally against the, forts and the harbor. The forts of Morro Castle, La Zecapa and Punta Gorda suffered especially. The cannonading was very, persistent and cannot have failed to be destructive. It lasted until 3:45 p. m. The town, which is situated near the inner end of the harbor, escaped damage. At 3:45 the cannonade diminished. The Spanish authorities maintain strict silence as to the number of victims, who were apparently numerous. WASHINGTON, "Juno 1.—Advices from Kingston, Jamaica, tell of a fight in Santiago harbor, and rumors continue to come from various sources today to prove that there has been heavy fighting there. The naval officials, however, absolutely discredit the reports, as they consider it cnticcly impossible that Schley would attempt to force his way Into the harbor at the present time. A feRAVfe LOCATED BATTERIES. Got Into Two Serious Scrapes Within a Few IJays. MAB8HALI.TOWN, June 5.-—City Marshal Jones has returned f romOttumwa, having in custody a negro named Jim Todd, alias Burton, who was wanted fco answer to the charge of attempting to murder Frank Wells, another negro. Several days ago Todd 'and Wells got Into a dispute over a woman in the outskirts of the city, and Todd drew a razor and nssaxiltecl Wells, making -an ugly gash in his throat, which came near causing his death. When he was arrested in Ottumwa, Todd was suffering from a severe cut in the back, received in another affray, of which he refuses to talk. His condition is serious, as the knife point penetrated one of his lungs. POPULIST STATE CONVENTION WAS POISONED. of V, BHddle-of-the-Roadcrs Hold Their Convention at Des Molnes. DBS MOJNES, June 3.—The middle-of- the-road populist state convention nominated the following ticket: Secretary of state, E. M, Daniels, Warren county; auditor of .state, Ai C. Wicks, pecatur county; treasurer of state, A, M. Hutchins, Pottawattamie county; supreme judge, L. H. Weller, Chiekasaw county; attorney general, J, A. Lowenberg, Wapejlo county; railroad commissioner. Joseph Ash, Polk sonnty; clerk supreme court, AUie Reed, Museatlne county, GO TO PHILIPPINES. Arsenic Found in the Stomach Edward Hughes, MASON CITY, June 0.—Mrs. Edward Hughes was placed under arrest, charged with the murder of her husband. .She gave bonds of $3,000, Mr. Hughes died on April 7, from "probably heart failure;" so said the attending physician. There were insurance policies amounting to $3,000 and all have been paid. Hughes's father, acting on reports, had the body exhumed May 2Gth and sent the stomach to Prof. Haynes, of Chicago, for analysis. The report received from him was to the effect that quantities of arsenic were found. All the evidence against the accused is withheld by the officers. Big Hnnl hy Burglars. . LEIIIGH, June 5.—Burglars entered the hardware store of H. W, Ross, in Which the postoffice is located, and blew open the safe, securing between S800 and $900 and a bunch of blank postal orders. The safe was completely Wrecked. Drills and braces from a neighboring blacksmith shop were used. Genorul Lincoln Goes to Mobile. DES MOINES, June 5.—Orders issued by Adjutant General Corbin assign Brigadier-General James Rush Lincoln to the Fourth corps, at Mobile, Ala. IOWA COJJDKNSKD. fy<* fc " Fifty-first Iowa Ordered to Report to General Merritt, , BBS MOINES, Jnne 3.—The Fifty-first lowf volunteers, the old Third regiment of the national guard, will go to the Philippines. Colonel Loper has received orders to report to General Merritt at San Francisco, It will probab-- ' Jy start tomorrow. 1 Farmer's Wife KHla Herself, v PABJKJPJSBUBQ; jujje 5.-'When Fred JJoliin,, a farmer residing four miles ' frw* Parkersburg, wept to the house i fop, liis dinner he found the place 1 vacant, Mrs. "Uohn having completely , Disappeared, Farther search disclosed 1 her Jifeless 0047 5« the barn, where fhe h»4 suicided bv hanging herself ... ^. ... e Js a rafter. N, p motive known, as \he woman, of happy disposition Rations have been TtfV. ;<Bohn is well-to-do The inquesjt re&ulte4 in, a. tej»- The old Third regiment and Fifty- first regiment of the volunteers, was hjustered into the service of Uncle Sain on Memorial Day. Altogether there were 834 officers and men mustered in the Fifty-first. Jt is stated that Governor Shaw will go ahead and recruit the four Iowa regiments in the field in accordance with instructions received from the war department. Recruiting oflicers have been selected from each of the four regiments. The plan to be adopted involves permitting counties adjacent to counties having companies in the field to fill those companies so far as possible. Recruits will be sen^ to the companies from towns nearest their homes. It is hoped to recruit most of the men in large squads. • A volunteer company in any to\vn will be permitted to enlist to the number of fprty-one in a company already in the field from a neighboring town, H this plan fails to produce th« required 'number of men, recruits will bq accepted from any part of the state ^nd Assigned to the companies of their choice, • PCS Mj^nefj 4jsna|oh: Jn 9 dispatch, o^in tQ Gov, $je adjutant «aye$ '''The seer,etary of W/JP bj4s me say that it is That Was Schley'o Only Purpose in the Santiago Engagement. PORT ANTONIO, June 3.—The Associated Press dispatch boat Dandy has arrived here with full advices regarding the bombardment of the forts at Santiago last Tuesday. No attempt was made to bring on a general engagement, Schley's only purpose being to locate the batteries on the hill above the harbor and determine the position of the Spanish forts.. The only ships used were the • •Massachusetts, Iowa, New Orleans and Vixen. The American squadron passed twice before the harbor, pouring shots into the batteries and around the Christobal Colon, the only Spanish vessel in sight. One shell burst on the Colon, but the ship continued to fire long after the Americans were out of range. It is believed considerable damage was done to the forts and batteries, but aside from this Commodore Sehloy is satisfied with the movement, as he fully accomplished his purpose in locating the Spanish batteries. FORWARD MOVEMENT BEG'INS. Part of the Fourth Corps Leaves Mobile on Transports. MOBILE, Ala., June 4.—The forward movement from Mobile began yesterday afternoon. The first part of the Fourth armj' corps to leave camp was the Second cavalry,, nml this was quickly followed by the Third infantry and the Twentieth infantry. The men are jubilant over going to the front arc! are anxious to meet the enemy. The general impression among the men is that the expedition is bound for Porto Kico. Santiago Well Fortlllcd, PORT ANTONIO, Jamaica, June 4.—An Associated Press correspondent on board Schley's flagship, Brooklyn, says It is evident that the Spanish have fortified Santiago very carefully and well. There are a number of modern guns there, evidently of English or French make. They use smokeless powder, which makes it difficult to locate them. It will take a heavy bombardment to dislodge the batteries and the Spanish fleet, i the Heroet of tti» foortlm&t Sailed "Into the *aw» »i Death." ^ Poftx AflToirto, Jamaica, June (3.— A single deed of magniflcietit daring ha* lost to the kingdon of Spain the power' ftil fleet of Admiral Cervera. Just be* fore dawn last Friday eight gallant Seamfcn^took the collier Merrimae under the blazing Morro battery and anchored atid sunk her beneath a spiteful fire of musketry and heavy cannonading from the shore, and the wrecked hull of the sunken vessel effectually closes the entfance to the liar bor within which the Spanish sqttad- i 4 on is hopelessly and helplessly locked. This splendid stroke, which leaves the gdVeriiment at Washington free to act Without fear of the Spaniards' fleet, was planned by Lieutenant Richmond P. Hobson, who accompanied the expedition. He is a naval constructor. attached to the Annapolis academy, and his home is in Brooklyn. With him went Daniel Montague. George Char- ettee, J E. Murphy, Oscar Deignan, John P. Phillips and John Kelley, all non-commissioned officers or enlisted men. A steam launch from the fing- ship New York, commanded by Cadet J. W. Powell, followed the Merriniac to the mouth of the harbor, and, despite the fire from the forts, cruised in the vicinity for an hour and a half after the collier was sunk, but no sign of the brave Americans was seen, and Cadet Powell was finally compelled to rejoiu the flagship. Hobson and the crew of the Merrimae were saved in the following manner: Unable, after the sinking of the vessel, to make their way back through the storm of shot and shell, they rowed into the harbor and surrendered. The Spanish admiral, under a flag of truce, sent word to the American admiral, offering an exchange of prisoners, adding that meanwhile Hobson and party would bp treated with the greatest kindness. HEROIC SAILORS. Four Thousand Wanted to Die In the Itlurrimuc. ON no Aitt> ASSOCIATED PHESS DISPATCH BOAT DAUNTLESS, off Santiago, Cuba, June 4. — [via. Kingston.] — Sampson, during Friday morning, decided to close the narrow harbor entrance to Santiago by sinking the collier Mer- rimae, loaded with'coal in the channel. He called for volunteers to go to almost certain death. Four thousand men offered themselves. Lieutenant Hobson and six men were chosen and at tln-ec Friday morning the Merrimae, under own steam, entered the channel under a terrible Spanish fire. The vessel was riddled with projectiles, but she anchored and swung around. Lieutenant Hobson then set off an internal torpedo with an electrical attachment; there was an explosion. The Merrimae sank. The channel was closed, and apparently, Cervera would be unable to escape. REPORTED BATTLE OFF HAYTI BdAfS, Bpanlsh Terro** Attempt to Strike Atntr- ; lean Fleet) But Fnli. NSw YonKj June S.—The World's Port Antonio, Jamaica, spebial says: Tlte first engagement between Schley's squadron and the Spanish ships of Cervera took place Sunday night about midnight. Two torpedo boats made a desperate effort to destroy the American ships. They were stopped in the nick of time, Owing to the vigilance of the men under Captain Phillip of the Texas. The torpedo boats had cleared the harbor and Were creeping alolig in the shadow of Castle Morro and the mountain at the entrance of the harbor. They had traveled two miles to Westward When the officer of the deck on the Texiis sighted them through his night glasses. Two searchlights of the Texas were turned on them, and the next instant the men who had been sleeping nt the loaded guns were aroused and at work. The flashing of the lights told the Spaniards they were discovered and they made a quick rush toward the Brooklyn and the Texas. Before their bows had swung around the crews of the port batteries of the Texas were pumping- Rteel at them. The vapid-fire guns were used. The din of the gunk of the Texas alarmed the whole fleet. The machine guns of the Brooklyn were at work in a few seconds after the Texas started in. The other ships were lying further off shore. The call to general quarters wag sounded on each of them, in the belief that all of Cervera's fleet was coming out in a desperate effort to escape. Searchlights were played on -the waters by fill ships. The Texas and the Brooklyn poured forth such a shower of fihells, that the torpedo boats were forced to seek safety in the harbor What damage they sustained is not known. The torpedo boats took shel- 3er lender the forts and no attempt to pursue them was made. It is thought that neither of them was struck as they retreated quickly and made small targets in the uncertain moonlight. The Spaniards did not discharge their torpedoes, though they got within 500 yards of the Texas. PLAN OF CAMPAIGN. • Sehloy's Official Report, WASHINGTON, June 4. — Commodore Schley's official report on the Santiago ..fight was read at the cabinet meeting. He says he has no reasonable doubt that Cervera's fleet is inside the harbor; thftt his firing was to develop the en- em /'s batteries and was in that respect entirely satisfactory. " None of his ves&els were hit and there wore no casvuilties on our side. f Negro Ilurned at Stake. SIIJIEVEPOBT, La., June 5,— At Doy- lone, eighteen miles from Shreveport, Wm. Street, a negro who had confessed to an attempt to ruin and murder a white woman, was burned at the stake in the presence of q thousand people. Grout Conflagration In India, BOJJBAV, June 3.— A conflagration at Peshawler, which was not mastered for twenty-four hours, has destroyed 4,000 houses, doing damage to the amount of $30,009,000. This ts supposed to be the record fa-e pf India. The Three Spanish ami Four American "War- Bhlx>s Said to Have Iloon Engaged, CAPE HAYTIEN, Hayti, June 6.—Advices from Mole St. Nicholas say that Saturday some distance off Jean Rabel ,a combat took place between three Spanish and four American warships. The American ships are said to have withdrawn from the combat. Jean- Rabel is an insignificant seaport, and there is no telegraphic station there. It is thought possible that the Spanish ships encountered were the vanguard of the Cadiz fleet. The names of tho American ships are not ascertained, but it is believed here that they were probably scouts. SPANISH BOAT DESTROYED. Reported to ho the Terror, but Thought to be the Fm-or, : KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jnne 0.—A dispatch from Port Antonio says: A vessel that has arrived here from Santiago reports that the Americans sank the Spanish torpedo boat destroyer Terror. The assumption, based upon; dispatches from Madrid, has been that the Terror, after leaving Fort de France, went to Porto Rican waters and itis probable that the Port Antonio dispatch confuses her with her sister destroyer, the Furor, Fitty-flrst Iowa Departs, DES MOINES, June 6,—The Fifty-first Iowa volunteers left yesterday for San Francisco, where it is supposed, they will embark for Manila. «—. . HKEVITIES. thai; sounded, ,the charge that sent tbe Ught Brigade to destruction a$^laYa was Jately Sold jit auoilPii ft Landau fop $?,935, of f>eWn,,phln,a, saye, by ,^ W 9 gasljigljtft tlwe kpramup lamps, JJiei flr«.| before, t the W, J. Bryan may yet bo a colonel of a volunteer regiment, The secretary of war has authorized the governor of Nebraska to raise a regiment of infantry under the last call for troops. This is done in compliance with the request of the governor. A Washington special says there are indications that the administration intends to take possession of Hawaii whether congress passes tho annexa* tion resolution or pot, The president has the power to take possession of the islands as a Avar measure, and itis said that he already lias assurance from the Hawaiian government that this method of annexation will be acceptable as a way of getting under the protection of the-American flag, W. J. Bry&n one day la^st week received jfrpm Governor Stephens, of Missouri, ap pffer of ft colonelcy • pf a. Missouri regiment. Mr. Rryan, replied, his. du_ty was to the It Is Officially Made Public for tho First Time by Alg-er. WASHINGTON, June 3-—For the first time since the beginning of hostilities there appears to be something in the nature of an official statement of the plan of campaign of the United States government. This is contained in a letter of Secretary Alger io the speaker of the house, transmitting certain recommendations and statements of General Lucllow w-hich disclosed the purpose of the war department to send 70,000 men to Cuba, 20,000 at once and the remainder just as soon as they can be made ready for departure. Then there was an estimate for establishing electrical communications in connection with the army "in Cuba, Porto Rico and the Philippines," showing for the first time officially an implied intention on the part of the government to land troops in Porto Rico. The three are to go together, Cuba, Porto Rico and the Philippines, and pass into the military occupation o 1 the United States troops. HELP FOR CERVERA. A Kingston Dispatch Declares tho Cadiz Fleet Is Near Santiago de Cuba. GinnALTAn, June 4.—It is announced that the Spanish Cadiz squadron has sailed, but the date of its sailing was not mentioned, nor was the destination of the warships given. KINGSTON, Jamaica, June 4,—The correspondent of the Associated Press has been informed, from an apparently authentic source at Port Antonio, that a Spanish fleet of sixteen warships will soon be off Santiago cte Cuba to reinforce Cervera. CADIZ SQUADRON NEAR CUBA. Plspatch From Gibraltar Buys It Has Been Out a Week. LONDON, June 0.—A dispatch to the Daily Telegraph from Gibraltar says: "The Cadiz reserve squadron is now a week out and bound for Cuba.'" ST. PIERRE, Martinique, June G.— Fishermen report having seen a fleet of ten vessels late yesterday afternoon to the northwest of the island, steam- Ing rapidly. They are said to be Span- Ish ships and it is thought possible they are the Cadiz fleet. Chill I'reimrfis for War. VAWAIUISO, June 5.—The war department has dispatched large bodies of troops, including cavalry, tolquiqua tvnd Sandy Point. Naval preparations ulso continue with great activity. The frovernmeiit lias decided to impress the best ships of the South American Steamship Company for auxiliary cruisers at a moment's notice, Death of a Manila Hero. ^WASHINGTON, June0.—Advices from Kobe, Japan, bring news of the death of Capt. Gridley, commander of tho crusier' Olympia, Admiral Dewey's flagship, while on the way to Kobe .The captaip received blight injuries at lTotf.1^ y\-P Afi->»i1 n Ji i " i -. _ Washington, May 81.—The senate spihl "the whole day discussing the war retenfi* measure. • BOTJSE. • Nothing of importance was done in the house. SENATE. Washington, .Tune 1.—Gorman's atnencl- ment to the revenue bill levying tax of one-quarter of 1 per cent upon gross receipts of all corporations doing a business- exceeding $220,000 n yeir was defeated. White's amendment levying- tax of oBe- quarter of 1 per cone upon all corporation* engaged in refinement of suffiir or petrS- loum provivilerl. Chandler offered a free- Eilver amendment and advocated itsf adoption. • • . TIOUSR. Tlio bill to ruhioro nil political disabilities incurred by the fourteenth amend* mout to the constitution passed. SENATE.. Washington,'June 2.-—When tile senate adjourned this evening thn vrur revenue measure, so far as the finance committee is concerned, was completed, with tha exception of the bond provision and the amendments' proposed by the democrats it) lion of the bond piirngi-uph. Allison, in charge of the measure, iinnotmccil that ho , would ask tho sonata to remain in session to-morrow until a vote \vns ro.tchctl. IIOI'BU. The committee on appropriations re-. ported tho urgent deficiency bill, carrying 8ir.843.OOCi, for tho Cuban, Pliilipplnt and • Porto Ricivn campaigns, submitted yesterday by Secretary A Iff or, and tho house, practically without debate, passed tho bill. • SBXATIi. 1 Washington. June 8.—-The senate adopted Wolcott's amendment to tho -war revenue bill ordering: tho sorretufy of tho treasury lo coin tho silver seigniorage to tho amount (if §4,000,000 per month, until the amount of 1543,000,000 shall liavo bean coined. Tho amendment of the minority of tho finance committee, providing for tho issuance ol 8100,000.000 of certificates of indebtedness and 1800,000,000 of bonds, wnsalso adopted. . Sonato concurred in house amendment to the bill removing all disnbitities imposed Toy the fourteenth amendment to the constitution. SENATE. Washington, June 4.—The war revenue bill passed the senate by a vote of 48 to 28. Seven democrats, 1 populist and 1 silver republican voted for tho bill. An amendment by Tillman taxing tea 10 cents a pound, was adopted. Another, by Mason, taxing adulterated flour 4 cents a barrel, was also adopted. SPANISH BATTERIES SILENCED. the battle of Manila "invalided" hoino. and had been In twenty days a in What- cow, Wash., peele(U5,49lpotatoes, and thus earned $30, She is employed bv a» ev$ippr^ting company. ' A fteputy sheriff in Tallahassee, Flfl was in quest of a negro whom, he de- Af tejc vftiply searching state Js cro ,-y A '< Second Bombardment of Santiago Forts WHS u Success. POKT-AU-PJUNCE, Hayti, June 4.— Yesterday morning at eight o'clock the American sqiiadron again began the'bornbardment of the fortifications of Santiago de Cuba and a lively cannonade ensued for two hours which silenced the Spanish batteries. An American vessel, the Merrimae, described in the advices from Santiago di3 Cuba as an auxiliary cruiser, making a dash to force the entrance, succeeded in passing the first line of defenses, but was torpedoed about 500 feet up the channel. She went down "perpendicularly." An officer, an engineer and six seamen were taken prisoners. The number of victims is unknown. Only the funnel and mastheads of the sunken vessel can be seen. There is great excitement in the city. Apart of the population assisted in the fighting on thp, heights. Everybody is astounded at the audacity of the American vessel. The American squadron was cruising- all the while in the offing. WASHINGTON, June 4.—The probable explanation of the sinking of the Mer- rimae, and the one accepted at the navy department, is that Admiral Sampson sent the collier into the mouth of the harbor, knowing that it would be sunk, m order to more completely entrap Cervera's fleet. In this case it is probable that no lives were lost, the only martyrs being the eight men compelled to become Spanish prisoners. Awful Destitution at Santiago. CAPE HAYTIEN, June 3,—No direct news has been received here today from Santiago de Cuba except a reiteration of the reports of the -dreadful destitution of the inhabitants there, It is . said now that p.ven the officials are unable to procure a normal stipply of food, ' IOWA PATENT OFFICE REPORT. DBS MOINES, May 31.—Three hundred and thirty-three patents were issued by the. United States patent office at Washington on the 24th inst., and among them 0 to Iowa inventors, 1 to" Nebraska, 8 to Minnesota, 27 to Massachusetts and 47 to Now York. United States patents have been recently allowed to patrons of the Iowa patent office as follows: To U. Clark, for an improved school desk, manufactured bv the Western School Supply Co., of Des Moines; to W. P. Smith, of Clarksville, Iowa, for a corn-planter attachment that will automatically drop pumpkin seeds between the rows of corn planted at the same time as the machine is advanced ; Valuable information about obtaining, valuing and selling patents seut iree to any address. Twos, G, AND ,1. RAI.PII Onwio, Solicitors of Patents. The Iowa College" of Law, of Des Moines, has had a most prosperous year, Gov. I,. M. Shaw .made the an- nu^l commencement address. A largo olacs was graduated and the work of the school is said to bo very thorough, A special catalogue can be had by addressing P. S. McjNutt, Sec'y, DesMoines' In modern naval conflicts opposing vpssejs seldom come within two wiles of eaoii other until tfae vanquished vps- §ei strikes her color§. British sailors, by a recent order p* the admiralty, must hereafter reverse ' i theiv tew*** $ & tow mwrt b e tied, at the t fi ^ le t'holes instead pf Gamblers oo the o<?ea R gfeam^s h^ve - s been 4oi»g a proiUabla, busjness, py > held/ip ''

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