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LfTSJ^ _ '-5> f*;,- ttfJJPttlt BBS MOlK^Bi ALGONA IOWA, WBDNBSPAY, JUNE 22 1898 THE NEWS'IN IOWA SIGNAL SERVICE. ftecrnitlng Station Established nt be* DES MOINES. June 10. — An order fr. fceen issued by the war department for the recruiting of a signal corps in lowtt. Captain Frank Lyman, Signal Corps U. S. V., at this place has been made recruiting officer, and he is on the lookout for telegraph operators and expert electricians who can pass the physical examination. This branch ol the service is to a great extent the most interesting in the army. A company of signalmen is attached to each division and corps headquarters and its duties consist of keeping up communi- tton between the different commanders, the base of supplies at the rear anil other points. To do this telegraph find telephone lines are used, both flying and permanent, heliographs, flags and torches, searchlights, etc. The signalmen are all mounted and are armed with sabres, carbines and revolvers. Asthepayis better than in infantry and cavalry it is to be presumed that there will 'be little difficulty in filling up the ranks of the company. Those who wish to join should communicate with Captain Lyman at once. MUSEUM FOR THE STATE. The London Hamilton Collection Will Go to the Commonwealth. DES MOINES, June 19.—The museum of Landon Hamilton, who died at his home in Des Moines a few days ago, will probably become the property , of the state, according to the terms of the deceased man's will. The museum is of considerable worth, being equal to that of any private collection, it is said, in the west. Mr. Hamilton had spent many years of his life in making and caring for the collection, and it is understood to be in good condition and will go to the state on condition that the state shall accept all the conditions of the will within five days after its approval by the court. If tlie state should fail to accept the conditions of the will in time, or should not comply, the museum will then be tendered to the city of Des Moines. If they should fail to accept then the executors shall specify some school and the museum shall become its property, in case suitable bonds are given for its preservation. In any event the museum is always to be known as the Hamilton Museum. FINN WON HANDS DOWN. Secured Eighth District Fusion Congressional Nomination. CBESTOX, June 17.—Ex-Senator Gco. L. Finn, of Bedford, had an easy victory and secured the Eighth district congressional nomination at the fusion convention of the democrats, populists and free silver republicans. The candidates were: Claude Porter, of Centerville; M. L. Bevis, of Mt. Ayr, and George L. Finn, of Bedford, but at no time was there any prospect of success for Porter or Bevis. Finn came to Creston with abundant strength, held it, and went into the convention with victory certain. The informal ballot displayed his power, and on the formal ballot he was nominated, receiving 129 votes. Porter 40 and Bevis 8. ! ARTILLERY FOR IOWA. Second Cull Kcqtilres Her to Furnish Two Butteries. WASHINGTON, June 18. — Adjutant General Corbin has made public the number of additional regiments, batal- lions, companies or batteries required from each state under the second call of the president for volunteers. The organizations from each state will be in addition to the number of men which will be enlisted from the several states to fill to the maximum of 100 men to the company the organizations notw in the field. According to this statement of the adjutant, Iowa is called upon to furnish two batteries of light artillery, Des MoIiies Buys Waterworkg. < DES MOINES, June 18, — The controversy over the Des Moines water works has been brought to an end by an agreement between the bondholders and the city for the sale of the works to the city for $850,000, The bondholders were represented by Judge Underwood, of New York, John A. Cole, of Chicago, and Thomas Uird, of Portland, Me. By the terras of the sale the city will acquire legal possession of the works December 31, 1899, and takes actual possession July 1, 1900. Concessions are made by the city to the bondholders for the sake of securing an agreement. Judge Bishop has decided against the city in the matter of the municipal electric lighting plant, which the city voted to build, and the legality of the election will have to be determined by the supreme court. _ McGarry Gels Twenty Yenrg. DUBUQUE, June 30.— The jury, after thirty-six hom-s' deliberation, returned a verdict of guilty of murder in the second degree against John McGarry, fixing the penalty at twenty years in the penitentiary. McGarry was accused of assassinating William O. Lavake, an attorney, March 15, last. Acclileut at -lioone. BOONK, Juue 15, — Bernie, the 8-year- pld son of William Shull, attempted to jolimbpnto a passing wagon, and in trying to swing himself up his foot was cauglit in the wheel, the knee joint being crushed and the flesh Stripped from the \>otie., Jt js feared thai the leg wjU have to be amputated. At »ny raj,e, tho joint wiiil be stiff, lie intensely. Iowa Tropps Win MPJHJ3, June 15.— Ap Associated dispatch from San Francisco The Fifty-IU^ Jovvft regtrajept regarded as about the best drilled »t IOWA G. A. R. It. tV. Tlri'in, of Manchester, Elected Commnnder. Sioux CITT, June 17.—At the encaray- ment pf the Iowa G. A. R., R. W. Tirrill, of Manchester, was elected commander of the Iowa Q-. A. R., having nn easy victory. D. S. Eldrcdge, of Sheldon, was chosen senior vice commander; F. II. Lenon, of Guthrie Center, junior vice commander; E. H. Ilnzen, of Des Moines, medical director, and M. W. Darling, of Sioux City, chaplain. The W. R. C. elected Mrs. Georgia \V. McClellah, of Denisou, commander. Waterloo was chosen as the next meeting place of the G. A. R. Carroll was awarded the prize flag for having the largest delegation in the parade, and Crocker Post, of Dea Moines, captured first prize of n 890 silk flag offered by Sioux City for tho best equipped post in the parade. The report of the assistant adjutant general showed the following: In good standing: December 31, 1800, there were 424 posts, containing 15,501 members; gain by muster, 105; by transfer, 110; by reinstatement, 203; loss by death, 103; by honorable discharge, 24. by transfer, 91; by suspension, 530; net loss, 204; in good standing at present, 15,297. The death roll for twelve years has aggregated 1,709, and the percentage has increased from 7 in 1887 to 19 in 1898. The total receipts for the year ended June 1, 1898, were 84.311, added to the balance on hand, 82,209, makes £0,520. The total disbursements for the year were 84,040; invested in realty, §1,000, leaving a balance on hand of §804. The department now has 80.000 invested in realty. The department headquarters are in possession of paintings,portraits, statuary, etc.. to the value of §1,095. Seven past department commanders are still miss ing from the gallery of portraits. BETSY SMITH GUILTY. Jury Recommends Imprisonment fci Life. DES MOINES, June 20.—After being out eighteen and one-half hours, the jury filed into Judge Conrad's court room and delivered their verdict, that they had found Betsy Smith guilty of murder in the first degree for killing her husband, Michael Smith, and fixed her punishment at life imprisonment. The verdict was not a surprise to the many people who had watched the progress of the case. It was the second trial, Betsy having been convicted of the same offense before and given the same sentence. She helped her daughter, Cora, poison her blind husband, Mike Smith, in 1894. She was tried and convicted, but secured a new trial. When the vcrdiet was read to the court, Betsy Smith gave a few moans and cries and fell over in her daughter's arms in a faint. NEW RAILROAD FOR IOWA. Dulntli & Now Orleans Tiles Articles of Incorporation. MOINKS, June 19.—Articles of incorporation have been filed with the secretary of state which show that material progress is being made with a railroad movement of great interest to the people of Iowa. The articles are for the Duluth & New Orleans railway. While the development of this project, which is not entirely new, has been kept quiet, it is known to be the intention of the projectors to interest the Stihvell interests and to furnish a connecting link of road between Des Moines and Osage and thus provide a through route from the Great Lakes to tho Gulf. Cousins A^aln by Accliiliu, CKDAB RAPIDS, June 17.—Robert G. 'ousins was renoininatcd by acclamation tit the Fifth district congressional convention. Owing- to the necessity of his remaining in Washington to vote on the Hawaiian question he. did not attend the convention, Fatally IJurnecl. CBDAB FALLS, June 19.—Andrew Peterson, aged 18, died from the effects of inhaling the Jlaines from his burning clothing, which had caught fire while ue wus lighting a gasoline stove. IOWA CONDKNHHO. James Welch, aged 15, was drowned in the Iowa river near Marshalltown recently while in swimming. He was taken with a cramp and drifted into a whirlpool. At Ottumwa recently four young boys, all sons of prominent citizens, were drowned in a pond near Ostdeik's brick yard, north of Ottumwa. Tho dead are: Fred Jopson, aged 15; Ray Teeter, aged 14; Johnnie Whittaker, aged 13; Darwin Wilson, aged 13. The bodies were recovered. The boys had gone out to the pond to bathe. Recent rains had swelled the pond to twice its size and the water was in places ten feet deep. None of the boys could swim. All started off together on an old raft. It capsized with them and the boys went down together. One other lad with them managed to come to the top and he was pulled out by men who were attracted by the cries of the drowning; lads. Physicians were hastily summoned from the city and they worked for several hours over the bodies as they were recovered, but could not resuscitate them. Des Moines dispatch: The second call recruiting stations and officers in charge are as follows: Forty-ninth regiment—Cedar Rapids, Lieutenant F. H. Guusolas; Waterloo, Lieutenant Guy Kellogg; Dubuque, Lieutenant W, S. Hart; Fiftieth regiment—Qttumwa, Lieutenant Colonel Lambert; Muscatine, Major Till?; KeoUuk, Lieutenant Renauld. Fifty'flrst regiment—rPe? Moines, Lieutenant E. R. Bennett; Creston, Lieutenant R. P Gaines; Rea Oak, L>uteuant Jj. w French. Fifty-second, regiment—Webster City, Captain J. W. JVee; Msson CHy, Capt&in. 1'. <V«efseUs Sheldon, Captain, JJ. A, ALL OVER THE WORLD REASON URGES PEACE. Mercantile Intelligence of Spain Demand* Cessation of Hostilities. MADRID, June 20.—The newspapers »f Madrid publish the text of a manifesto from the inhabitants of Catalona 5 >f which Barcelona is the capital. It Is signed by thirty-five associations and Eighteen local newspapers. It says the present evils are "due to the existing regime, which is nothing but a government of disorder and neglect." After recalling the fact that the Spanish monarchy has lost possession after possession, it says: "The United States government is guilty of unjustifiable aggression, but if the war is prolonged Spain will be completely ruined. A painful amputation is a hundredfold preferable to a disastrous war and any transaction eventually made will not be more honorable after the country is ruined, the blood of her valued soldiers shed and starvation has ravaged a majority of the workingmen's homes." The manifesto then depicts the grievous international situation and says: "Spain asks immediate peace, despite the opposition of those who desire the utter destruction of the country. The sooner peace is concluded the more advantageous it will be. It is the duty of everybody to endeavor to force the government to obtain peace.' 1 The document concludes by predicting, unless a speedy peace is secured, a complete international collapse, which will engulf economic prosperity and political organizations and launch the country into a state of anarchy or arbitrary despotism. HALF-MASTED FLAG. SPANISH TROOPS MASS. Belief That They Finn a Surprise Attack Upon Huntlngton's Marines. CHICAGO, June 18.—A dispatch to the Herald from Kingston says: It is evident that the Spaniards do not intend quietly to abandon the positions they took when American marines were landed on Cuban soil eight days ago. Tliey have been driven inland day after day, but are assembling additional forces every hour and are preparing to make a fresh assault upon the American defenses. Spanish gunboats in the inner harbor have been hard at work carrying- troops across tho bay to surround our men. This work was watched from CampMcCalla by American officers. It continued all day. As soon as Spanish soldiers were landed on the eastern shore they vanished in the woods. There is little doubt these troops are being sent to a common rendezvous for a. concerted attack against our forces, cither in mass or by night surprises. The defenses of the camp are being- strengthened hourly. .Lieutenant Colonel lluntington expects fighting at close quarters, for when I left camp he was sharpening his sword on a grindstone. SPANISH RETREAT. Madrid Advices Admit That Manila AVill Be Taken. MADKIU, June 10.—Advices to the Liberal from Manila tell of the advance of insurgents under Aguinaldo. It is said: "In the face of Aguinaldo's superior forces the Spaniards are compelled to retreat. Fighting continues incessantly. There are skirmishes at intervals, day and night. Luck of provisions has compelled the .Spaniards to yield at certain points. Both food and ammunition are most scarce. Nevertheless, the Spaniards arc animated by the best spirits and are lighting heroically. The wounded, who are crowded into the churches and convents, have been placed under the protection of the Red Cross. It is reported that the archbishop has gone to the insurgents in the hope of moderating -their animosity and preventing acts of violence. The Jesuits are seeking- places of refuge in the province of Batenzas, and the sisters are fleeing to places of safety in the province of La Guana, It is not expected that Manila will capitulate until the American troops arrive." CAMARA'S FLEET SAILS. Destination Unknown, But Believed to Bo 1'orto Rico. NKW YOHK, June IS.—The Herald lias a dispatch from a reliable correspondent saying that the Cadiz fleet under Admiral Camara has certainly sailed. The Herald's special is substantiated by the Associated Press dispatches and by oth'oial advices received in Washington. The destination of C'amara's ileet is not known. One Madrid report says it will bombard Boston and another says it is destined for the Philippines. In Washington official circles it is believed C'.amara will attempt to reach tho harbor of San Juan and assist the land batteries n resisting an Amerinan attack, Manila KxnodUion at Honolulu. VICTOJUA, B. C., June 20.—Advices by steamer from Honolulu. June 10.— The first Manila expedition arrived from San Francisco June 1. It was received with a great display of enthusiasm. Sir Henry Thompson was once an enthusiastic vegetarian. He has changed his mind regarding that system of dieting. He states that "few persons can sustain their health and a fair amount of strength on a strictly vegetable diet." When a chameleon is blindfolded, it loses all power of changing its eo.ior, iind its entire body remains of a uniform tint. When not blindfolded, and left in a cool, dark place, it assumes a grayish hue. When light is admitted, the tint changes to brown, bottle- green, a blood-red, according to the of the light. Spaniards Hoist Death Token O*e* MotTO Cnfttle. KIXGSTOX, Jamaica, June 20.—Advices from the blockading fleet off Santiago say: "A careful inspection of the fortifications along the crest of the hills defending Santiago harbor since the bombardment Thursday morning shows that the-American gunners spread .wreck and ruin everywhere. Some of the batteries were demolished beyond repair. The vultures, which circled on level wings over the hills as thick as swallows around a chimney after the firing ceased, furnished gruesome evidences of the fatality among the Spanish soldiers. Hundreds of troops could be seen from the ships digging in mounds of earth piled by the explosions of th e projectiles from the heavy guns for bodies, while their heads were fanned by the wings of the black scavengers of the battlefield. There were two spots, one on the east and the other on the west of the harbor entrance, which were denuded of all foliage. The hilltops seem literall}- blown away. These marked the places where the 200-pound charges of gun cotton thrown by the Vesuvius landed. But the most ominous token of death flew from Morro castle. The saffron flag of Spain was half-masted for several hours. The significance of this is not known. It is not customary to half-mast flags, but possibly some Spanish leader was killed by the heavy fire of our guns, though some officers of the squadron believe that the flag was half-masted as a notification to the Americans that Lieutenant Hobson and his brave men were dead. If such was the case they must have been wantonly murdered. The Spanish might seek to lay their death to the bombardment, but not a shot from the American ships struck the fortress. SAMPSON KEEPS AT IT. Batteries of Santiago Itomlmrdcd for the Third Time. KINGSTON, Jamaica, June 17.—Rear Admiral Sampson's fleet bombarded the batteries at Santiago de Cuba for the third time at daylight yesterday morning. For hours the ships pounded the batteries at the right and left of the entrance, only sparing El Morro, where Lieutenant Hobson and his companions of the Merrimac are confined. The western batteries against which the main assault was directed, were badly wrecked. One was utterly destroyed. In others many guns were dismounted. At first the Spaniards replied passionately and wildly, but impotently. Then most of the guns were deserted. Not a ship was struck nor a man injured on the American side. It is believed that the enemy's loss of life was heavy. MADnm, June IS.—T-ho governor of Santiago de Cuba has sent a cable dispatch to the government describing the bombardment of Thursday, in which he says: "The Americans fired 1,000 shots. Several Spanish shells hit the enemy's vessels. Our losses are three killed and twenty-one wounded, including two officers. The Spanish squadron was not damaged." KEEP HAMMERING AWAY. Americans Now Have Ifull Possession of Gimntanaiiio Bay. MOI.E ST. NICHOLAS, June 20.—News from Guantanamo bay shows that naval operations there, continue most active and with the advantage on the side of the Americans. The American vessels resumed the bombardment of Guantanamo town and in the course of one and one-half hours threw into it seventy-five shells, a great majority of which seemed to be efi'ective. Six of these shells were 13-inch projectiles, eight S-inch and the rest smaller. The men in the tops could see many of the shells strike in the very midst of the town while others fell among the shipping and commercial buildings near the water's edge. Smoke arose in dense columns from the places whore the shells fell and it is believed that the damage both by tho impact of tho missiles and consequent conflagration was very great. MORE AID FOR DEWEY. Grout Crowds Bid Adieu to Second Manila lOxpcdltlon. SAN FHANCISCO, June 10.—The second expedition to the relief of Admiral Dewey at Manila, consisting of tho transports Senator, Colon, China and /ealaiidia, under command of General Greene, left yesterday afternoon amid the cheers of the thousands of j:eoplo assembled along the docks to witness the departure of tho troops, tho booming of cannon and the whistles of every steam vessel in the harbor. There are about thirty-five hundred men in the four vessels^ 1W13VITI15S. United States Senator Aldrich was re-elected by the Rhode Island legislature on the first ballot, receiving ilO votes out of 100 cast. Sampson cables Lieutenant Blue, who has just returned after a detour of seventy statute miles in observation of the harbor of Santiago reports the Spanish fleet all there. Liverpool dispatch: Steamers which have arrived hero from Sierra Leone report that a thousand persons were killed in tho recent uprising in that district. One hundred and twenty inhabitants of Freetown, most of them traders, are known to have been massacred, «nd other colonists were carried into the bush by the "war boys," and undoubtedly met a worse fate. Three hundred friendlies were killed and besides the white missionaries six colored missionaries of the United. Brethren of Christ were murdered at Manohbargru. The English missionaries are at the mercy of the "war boys," bvst h»' \ not been molested. SITUATION AT MANILA. Food Very Scnrcf, and Troop* Go linngrj For ways at a Time. MANILA, via Hong Hong, June 19.— It is officially admitted here that ^the shortage of food has become a serious matter, the gunboats sent into the Ingoon in search for food having returned without procuring any. The commanders of the gunboats also report that every lagoon and town is hostile and the garrisons probably massacred. The Spanish flotilla was unable to land, in spite of prolonged firing by them. This removes the last hope of provisioning Manila. During the week all the garrisons were simultaneously overpowered or surrendered as prisoners. The latter are well treated; the majority of those who resisted were slaughtered. The insurgents are gaining everywhere and are now firing into Manila itself. Itia officially admitted the troops have been thirty-six hours without food. AMERICAN TROOPS AT MANILA. Reports From Shanghai That the First Kxpedltlon Han Arrived. LONDON, June 18.—Senor Sagasta, replying in the cortes to a question as to whether Manila had fallen, replied in the negative, but lie added that the situation there was of the graves) character. The dispatches from Madrid agree that thisstatcment together with tlie report that the rebels are attacking the walled city, has caused intense depression. Japan, according to a special dispatch from Shanghai, is sending additional warships to Manila, and it is reported at Shanghai that the American troops have arrived at Manila. Special dispatches from Hong Kong confirming the dispatches to the Associated Press from Manila add the rumor that Captain General Augusti's wife and family are held as hostages at Cavite FORTY SPANIARDS KILLED. First Aggressive Movement Itosults In Signal Victory for the Marines. KINGSTON, Jamaica, June 10.-Advices from the camp at Guantanamo bay are as follows: The United States marines under Lieutenant Colonel Robert W. lluntington made their first aggressive movement against the Spanish gueril- last Tuesday and completely routed the enemy. The force of marines was under Captain Elliott and the cooperating Cubans were under Colonel Laborda. The combined forces razed a Spanish camp about seven miles from the American position, destroyed the only well in the vicinity and killed about forty Spaniards. One American marine was slightly wounded. Two Cubans were killed and four wounded. It is impossible to estimate the number of Spaniards engaged, owing to their guerilla methods of fighting, but it is believed there were at least 400. EARTHWORKS DESTROVED: Texas, Marblehead and Stnvanoo Fire on L'auiiuncra. KIXOSTON, Jamaica, June 17.—The brick fort and the earthworks at Caimanera, at the end of the railroad leading to the city of Guantanamo, have been demolished by bombard' ment. The Texas, Marblehead and Suwanee did the work. The warships opened iire at 2 p. in. The bombardment lasted an hour and thirty minutes. After the sh'ps had stood out into the harbor the Spaniards in the bush opened fire on the Marblehead's launch,which replied vigorously. The Suwunee then turned back and shelled tlie bushes, driving the Spaniards inland. Hobson's Heroes liaised. Washing-ton dispatch: Substantial recognition has been given "by the navy department to the members of the gallant crew who took the Merrimac into the entrance of Santiago harbor and sank her across theehanne., under the very muzzles of the Spanish guns. Lieutenant Hobson's promotion will come later through congress. The orders sent to Admiral Sampson direct the promotion of the men as follows: Daniel Montague, master at arms, to be a boatswain, from $50 a month to $1,300 a year; George Char- ctte, gunner's mate, to be a gunner, from $50 a month to $1,300 a year; Rudolph Clausen, Osborn Deignan and —— Murphy, coxswains, to be chief boatswain's mates, an increase of $20 u month; Geo. F. Phillips, machinist, to be chief machinist, from $10 a month to $70 a month; Francis ICclley, water tender, to be chief machinist, from $37 •unionth to $70 a month. In addition to the promotions steps have already been taken towards the presentation of medals to Constructor Hobson and the members of his gallant crew. Spanish Won't Give Up llolmon. HAVANA, Juno 18.—It \H said at the palace that tlie Spanish government has not authorized an exchange of tho Merrimac prisoners. Tho gunboat Yanez Pin/on exchanged communications with an American warship, under 11 Hag of truce. The commander of the latter was informed that Blanco had no authority to exchange llobson and his party. Cadiz FUMit (iocs JOiiHt. GniKAi/i'Ait, Juno 18.—The Cadiz fleet was sighted oil' Ceuta. Africa, about opposite Gibraltar, Thursday evening, going cast. A witness in an English court was requested to describe a certain man. He did it in this unique way: "He looks more like a gentleman than any thing else. Ho walks about all day doing nothing, going from public house to public house." A young lady of eighteen tried to enlist in the Third Missouri regiment. She said to Major Jackson: "I am eager to go to the front with the boys, and will cut off my hair and do anything else necessary to disguise my s.e.\." The major did his best to convince the pretty young patriot her intention* were Tory FIFTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. SENATE. Washington, June 13.—Senate discussed a bill for the incorporation 'Of an international American bank, and the resolution directing the claims committee to investigate the disposition of the money appropriated by congress to p.ny the claims of the concern of "the M. E. church south. IIOJJSB. The debate upon Hawaiian annexation continued m the house, ten speeches being made. Very little interest was manifest either upon the floor or in the galleries, the attendance upon the floor hardly exceeding at any time forty members. The house passed a hill appropriating $473,151 to pay the Bering sea award. SBNATB WASHINGTON, June 14.—The resolution of Mr. Lodge directing that an inquiry be made into the disposition made of the Methodist Book concsrn claim, which was paid recently by congress, was adopted without division. Bill appropriating $478.151 to pay the Bering sea awards passed. HOUSE. Eight hours, comprising afternoon and evening sessions of the house today, were devoted to debate of the Newlnnds resolution for the annexation of Hawaii. Twen-> ty speeches were delivered, most of them being brief, • --,.-.,. • •"• .jf"' SENATE, " '" *'' "''"' Washington. June 1C.—Thirty-two private pension bills were passed, after which the senate resumed consideration of the international bank bill, HOUSE. By a vote of 200 to 01, tho house adopted tho Newliinds resolutions, providing for the annexation of Hawaii. More than half si hundred members participated in tho debate. From a party standpoint the result was awaited with tho keenest interest. The republicans presented practically a unanimous support to tho resolutions, but three republican members voting in opposition. In the democratic ranks the division wns more marked, eighteen democratic members voting for annexation. SENATE. Washington, Juno 10.— After devoting an hour to tho discussion of the bill restoring tho annuities to the Sisscton and Wahpo- ton bagds of Siotix Indians, tho somite resumed tho consideration of the bill to incorporate the International American Bank. nousrc. The general deficiency bill was considered to-day, but was not disposed of. It probably will be taken up to-morrow and passed unless tho private calendar is urged. DiniHoy called up tho bill supplemental to tho war revenue- measure aim it was passed. It is designed to supply some omissions nnd strengthen tho administrative features. SENATES. Washington, .rune 17.—Davis, chairman of the committee on foreign relations, reported favorably tlie resolution for the annexation of Hawaii as passed by tho house and gave notioo ho would move to consider it to-morrow. A resolution extending thanks of congress to Hobson nnd his men was presented and referred to the naval affairs committee. Tho conference report on the bankruptcy bill was. presented and rend but no action taken. \ Tho bill to incorporate the International American Bank in accordance with tho i-ce\oin- monclation of tho pau-American congress, was passed by a vote of ^(J to 23. \^ HOUSI!. Tho general deficiency bill occupied the attention of the hoaso to-ilny. Tho paragraph appropriating S1(!S,(K)0 to supply a deficiency in tho froo delivery service of the postofflce_(lcpiirtniont was agreed to. FROM DEWEY. \. Tho Admiral Siiys IiiHiirucnts Will Not Taku Manila tit Present. AVASHIXOTON, June IS.—The navy department has received the following from Admiral Dewey under date of June 12: "There is little change in the situation since my telegram of June 3. The insurgents continue hostilities and have practically surrounded Manila. They have taken 2,500 prisoners, ivhom they treat most humanely. They do not intend to take the city at the present time. Twelve merchant vessels have anchored in the buy with refugees on board, under guard ofneu- ;ral men-of-war, with my permission. The health of the squadron remains ixcellent. The German commander- in-chief arrived today. Three Gernan, two British, one trench and one Japanese men-of-war are in port. Another German muii-of-war is expected." Howard far Hero Hobson. WASHINGTON, June 17.—The president has sent to congress a recommen- .lution for the advancement of Lieutenant Richmond P. Hobson, who sank he Merrimac in Santiago harbor, ten numbers in the list of naval coustrtict- ors. Cutliz Fleet Sighted. GIBRALTAH, June I!),—The captain of a British steamer which arrived here ;oday reports that he sighted the Span- sh squadron off Capes Gnta, a promontory of Spain on the coast of Granada. Legislation Itelntlve to 1'utoiitti for Inventions. IOWA PATKNT OKIPICK, DKS MOINES, June 20.—Bills are pending in congress as follows: To appoint commissioners to revise the statutes relating to patents; to regulate the registration of attorneys; to relieve medical and dental practitioners from unjust burdens imposed by owners of patents; to amend the law relating to patents, trademarks and copyrights; to inurcasu the penalty for using a patented invention without license; for tho relief of the Berdan Fire Arms Co. and the widow of General 'Hurdan; for revising and perfecting tho classification of letters patent; for the relict' of tho heirs of D. 11, Campbell, inventor of a machine for sewing leather with a waxed thread; to create state trade-marks for the protection of foreign and interstate commerce. Valuable information about securing, valuing and selling patents- sent free to any address. THOMAS G, Ouwm & Co., Proprietors. The petrel is thus named because of the habit which some of the species possess of apparently walking- on tho water as St. Peter is recorded to have done, in Matthew xiv,, 29, The congregation of a church at Hanford, Gal., have agreed to equip their pastor for u trip to the Klondike. The understanding is that if he makes a rich strike he is to pay offiho church debt. Tacoma has u harbor mistress, Miss May Fuller. She is tho only woman in the world who holds such a position. She made herself prominent by being the first woman to ascend Moiw Tacoma.

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