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UPM^B MOINE^ Al^ONA, IOWA WKQN3SHPAY JUNE 22, 1898, Official News from the Department, Navy THE TRANSPORTS WENT EAST, JLIttle Difficulty Anticipated In Getting the Soldier* jl shore Even In the Face »f the Enemy—Perfect Arrangements M to Supplies. Washington, June 20.—No news is expected from the fleet at Santiago before Sunday. That statement was made at the navy department and Is based •Upon an accurate knowledge of the course adopted by the troop transports and the rate of cpeed at which the vessels are traveling. The naval officials are still confident that vessels have taken the easterly course by way of Cape Maisi. They should have rounded that point by this time. The fixing ,upon Sunday as the day upon which news might be expected is supposed to have been brought about from the consideration that it will take some time, iprobably as much as two days, to land jthe troops and their heavy equipments. Seeing that several days were required to effect the embarkation of troops at iTampa, It Is not to be expected that much better time can be made in get- itlng them ashore on a hostile coast, (Without any of the facilities afforded ;at Tampa for the work. The navy department will establish (immediately a line of communication .almost daily by steamer with Geu. 'Shatter's force in order to keep his troops supplied amply with food, munl- •tions of war and whatever else may be needed. It may be necessary also 'for the government to undertake by ; means of this express service to supply in large part with food and ammunition the Cuban Insurgents tinder Garcia and Rabl, who are reported to have •come to the support of Lieut-Col. Huntington's marines at Camp McCalla. A little computation will show (that a large amount of supplies will be iards mutilate the dead. The Spaniards are very short of food In Cardenas nnd Matanzas. The cavalry have been dismounted and the horses are being used for food. Artillery mules are being eaten and Cuban prisoners are compelled to pull Spanish guns. The Spaniards have abandoned nearly all the forts in the Interior, and concentrated their forces on the north coast. The country towns are garrisoned by irregular troops. The regulars are gathered at Cardenas and Matanzas. The Spaniards are on the defensive everywhere. 'nstirgent Warships Shell the City, MJGUSTI WOULD SURRENDER, Despise the Spanish Fleet. Washington, June 20.—The final passage of the Cadiz squadron Into the Mediterranean, which was officially reported by the American consul at Gibraltar, is looked upon by naval officials with mingled amusement and pity. The apparent effort of the Span- lards to create an impression that this large squadron is bound for the Philippines, after months of tribulation, finds no believers, now that It is admittedly seeking safety at Cartagena to await further orders. Of its fifteen vessels, but two are at all formidable, and they could scarcely afford protection to the remaining thirteen from any flying squadron the United States might choose to order to the Spanish coast. Spanish Commander Favors Giving the City Into the Hands of Admiral Dewey—Sagasta Admits That the Situation la Grave. needed and a number of vessels must be employed in this service, so that if ,the government should find it necessary to re-enforce Gen. Shafter by a few thousand additional soldiers they can be very conveniently and at short notice transported on some of these supply ships. Gen. Miles does not apprehend any long or serious delay in disembarking the troops on Cuban soil. The transports have a large number of small boats to assist in this work. The en- .glneer corps has large barges and a 'pontoon train by which it can put together a floating pier, so that, unless 'there Is a very rough sea or the men are compelled to disembark in the surf, which is not expected, the disembarkation, It is believed, will proceed rapidly. Illinois Troops May Go. Washington, June 20.—Illinois troops may take part In both the Santiago and the Porto Rico expeditions. It fs possible 4,000 or 5,000 men to re-enforce Gen. w. R. Shafter will be sent from Tampa next Tuesday or Wednesday, and the First Illinois infantry may be in that party. There is talk of sending another re-enforcing expedition with 6,000 to 8,000 men as soon as the necessary transports can be secured, and the Second, Fourth and Sixth Illinois regiments may have a chance at that service. On the other hand, somo and perhaps all of these Illinois troops may go to Porto Rico. jpewoy Is Satisfied. Manila, June 13, via Hongkong, June 20.—Admiral Dewey is more than satis- fled with the insurgents, who now hold the entire bay to Malate. Aguinaldo has 3,000 prisoners, Including eighty officers below the rank of lieutenant- colonel, and eleven of that rank and above, Including two brigadier-generals. He has also captured a great deal of money, which he has intrusted to Admiral Dewey. THE NEW REGIMENTS. Apportionment Under the Second Call for Volunteers. Washington, June 20.—The war de partment has completed its apportion iment of troops among the states anc territories under the president's second •call for volunteers. Of the 75,000 men embraced within the call, 43,000 will be used In filling up the various regiments ;now in the service to the maximum (strength of 1,326. This will leave 32,000 imen for new regiments, and it is to these that the new apportionment ap- •plies. The apportionment follows: i Colorado, one light infantry; Ala- ibama, two battalions infantry; California, one regiment infantry; Connecticut, one regiment Infantry; Georgia, lone regiment infantry; Illinois, two (regiments Infantry; Indiana, one regi- jment infantry and two companies in- Ifantry; Iowa, two light batteries; Kan- Isas, two battalions infantry; Kentucky, one regiment Infantry; Louisiana, three Illght batteries artillery; Maine, three iheavy batteries; Maryland, one bat- itallon infantry; Massachusetts, one (regiment Infantry; Michigan, one regi- jment Infantry; Minnesota, one regi- Iment infantry; Missouri, one regiment |lnfantry; Mississippi, six companies |lnfantry; Nebraska, one regiment In- ifantry; New Jersey, one regiment Infantry; New York, three regiments infantry and three light batteries; North Carolina, seven companies infantry; Ohio, one regiment and nine companies 'infantry; Oregon, two light batteries artillery; Pennsylvania, eighteen companies; Rhode Island, two batteries Zlght artillery; South Carolina, two battalions Infantry; Tennessee, one regiment infantry; Texas, one regiment infantry; Utah, one light battery; Virginia, two battalions infantry; Washington, one battalion infantry; West Virginia, one regiment Infantry; Wisconsin, one regiment infantry and one light battery; Nevada, three companies infantry; Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Indian Territory, one regiment each, EATING MULE MEAT, Is Prlvlng Spaniards f Extreme. Third Kxpedltlon IB Formed. San Francisco, Cal., June 20.—MaJ.- Gen. Merritt has officially announced that the following troops would compose the third expedition to Manila: Morgan City, First Idaho; City of Para, Thirteenth Minnesota; Indiana, Seventh California; Ohio, First Wyoming; Valencia, North Dakota. Recruits will be sandwiched In according to their condition and the capacity of vessels. London, June 20.—A special dispatch from Madrid says that according to a dispatch just received there from Hongkong four warships carrying the flag of the Philippine insurgents have appeared In Manila bay and attacked the city from the sea in combination with the Insurgent forces on the land. London, June 18.—Senor Sagasta, replying in the cortes to a question as to whether Manila had fallen, replied In the negative, but he added that the situation there was of the gravest character. 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 Hongkong confirm the rumor that Capt.-Gen. Augusti's wife and family are held as hostages at Cavite. From the same source comes the report that Tondo, capital of the province of Tondo, on the Pasig, nearly opposite Manila, has been the scene of a groat fire, presumably from the ignition of the petroleum works there. It appears that when the German cruiser Kaiserln Augusta entered Manila bay she took the unusual course of saluting the Spanish flag. This caused much comment. Another rumor is that Capt.-Gen. Au- has resigned because of a disagreement with the archbishop of Manila. Madrid, June IS.—The following dispatch from Manila, signed by Capt.- Gen. August! and dated June 13, is published officially: "The grave situation set forth in my dispatch of June 8 continues. The troops are fighting on the line of blockhouses, which stops the enemy's advance. The enemy has been strengthened by desertions of the native troops, which diminish our means of resistance, and may compel me to take refuge within the walled city. BUTLER STILL CHAIRMAN. Practical Routing of the Hlddle-of-tha- Road Party. Omaha, Neb., June 18.—Shortly after 6 Friday morning the conference of the popuilst national committee adjourned. The final outcome was the practical rout of the middle-of-the-road crowd, under the leadership of Milton Park, although the liberal wing made pome concessions. The last conference held last night was on the admission of J. R. Sovereign as a proxy delegate from Iowa. This was finally dropped, and the committee got down to work on'the main report of the conference committee. This waa modified in some of Its principal points and adopted. There will be no convention In 1899 to outline the policy of the party. In 1900 there will be an early convention to nominate a national ticket, the same to be held prior to the democratic convention. I. j overture looking to fusion will emanate from the national committee and none will be received and entertained by it. The national committee is required to keep hands off In Htate campaigns; or, If Its assistance be Invited, it may interfere only on behalf of the populist ticket and not to assist In fusion. In sending out the call for the convention the chairman and secretary must make clear the terms as laid down in this compromise. The effort to force Chairman Butler to resign proved futile and he will continue to act until the next national convention, In 1900. WAE REVENUE TAXES PRINCIPAL ARTICLES WITH TARIFF ON EACH. Already the Money Derived Is Sufficient to Pay the Dally Expenses of Our Army and Navy—The People Generally Glad to Pay. "Communication with the provinces Is still cut and I do not know whether the detachments there will be able to hold out against a lack of resources. 1 dope to receive assistance from the peninsula before our means of defense ire exhausted." Scarcity of Food to T Key West, Fla., June 20.— A gunboat arrived here Friday with three messengers from the Cuban leaders In Ma- tanzaa province to Gen. Nunez at Tamps and the Cuban Junta here. One of them said there are about 16,000 Spaniards on tn<i cpast between Matanz&s and Cardenas. The Spanish volunteers and soldiers of late have been deserting in considerable numbers from the forces around Matanzaa iiRd jlplnjng the Cubans. The Cuban fprpe Ja this neighborhood numbers ftbjojjt 2,000. T&ey '-»ve arms, j>u|; lack fpo4 ana ammunition. Qen, M,ollnp, Blajico'g representative $j$rb£l$>uj method*. Tflfre mm? efelrw^be* eJ late Blanco's Offer Kejected. Washington, June 20.—A recent proclamation of Gen. Bartholome Masso, president of the Cuban republic, has just reached Washington. In it the offer of Gen. Blanco to form an alliance with the Spaniards for the purpose oil repelling the invasion of the island of Cuba is again rejected, and the United States is praised for its friendly action in assisting Cuba to gain her independence. ACGUSTI WOULD SURRENDER, Commander Realizes Jll s Inability RATES TO BE LOWER. JJasls of Conversion tt't t7nlted States Money Will Bo Reduced. Washington, June 18.—July 1 the postofflce department will materially reduce the basis of conversion of United States money of various foreign countries, so far as relates to the issue of postal money orders. The new rates will be of marked advantage to intending remitters, as shown in the following examples: For a postal order for 400 marks, payable In Germany, the department has heretofore charged ?97, but thereafter will charge $96. For an order for 500 francs, payable In Austria, Belgium, France, Hungary, Italy, Luxemburg or Switzerland, the rate has been $98.75, but thereafter will be $97.09. For an order for 100 mllreis, payable In Portugal, the rate has been ?88, but will be $80. Chicago Hoard of Trade. Chicago, June 17.—The following table shows the range of quotations on the board of trade today: —Closing— Articles. High. Low. June 17. June 16 Wheat— .80 $ .80 $ .86 .75^ .75% .$ .84 . .78^4 . .701,4 . .707 8 to Threaten to llomlmrd Host on. Madrid, June 20.—There are a number of rumors In circulation here as to the destination of Admiral Camara's fleet. One has It that the Spanish warships are now heading for Boston, Mass., with the intention of bombarding New England towns, and another report sets forth that the Spanish reserve fleet is going to the Philippine islands. Making a Now Army Camp. Fernancllna, Fla., June 20.—The work of preparing for the big government camp is being pushed as fast as possible, and large bodies of workmen have been arriving on every train. In the railroad yards large bodies of laborers are employed in laying additional tracks and grading. Regiment Nearly Ready. Grand Rapids, Mich., June 20.— Quartermaster-General Will L. White arrived here Friday. He says the Thirty-fifth regiment is in a condition o move in twenty-four hours after the call is issued by Gov. Pingree. Troops 80011 Duo at Manila. Washington, June 20.—The Wash- ngton authorities are watching the news from the Philippines closely and earnestly hope the first detachment of he American army of occupation will arrive Sunday. Stampeded Mules Corralled, Tampa, Fla., June 20.— No casualties attended the stampede of the horses and mules through the camp last night. he animals have been corralled. Blanco to Hold Prisoners, Havana, June 20. — Capt.-Gen. Blanco has refused to entertain a proposition o exchange the Merrimac prisoners. Miner*' Urlovuuct'B Adjusted. Brazil, Ind., June 20.— The newly lected officers of the eighth district,. Jnlted Mine Workers of America, held a lengthy conference with the opera- ors' committee here and succeeded Jn ettling the grievance of the miners re- ;arding dead work and Improper creens. Spltt pw the Wage Pittsburg, pa., June 20.— After faoia- § a two days' session the Joint con- erence of Jhe wage committee o? the indow glass manufacturers a«d worH- re ai^Qurned without baying reached Hold the City. Manila Bay, June 15 (via Hongkong, June 20.)-The city of Manila is on the verge of surrender or capture. It is known on the very highest authority that Capt.-Gen. August! desires to surrender the city immediately to Admiral Dewey, for ho realizes that the American blockade cannot be broken by Spain, and the fierce fighting of the insurgent army against the starving and spiritless Spanish forces shows that further resistance on land; Is hopeless. Nearly all the foreign residents of Manila have taken refuge on the vessels In the bay and have put themselves under the protection of the foreign warships. Manila would have surrendered to the Americans some days ago if the captain-general could have; had his way, for he knows that it would be much better to put the city under the protection of Admiral Dewey ihan to wait for the rebels to capture It. The archbishop, however, and' a ma- lorlty of the Spanish junta resist capitulation, believing, or professing to be-' lieve, that Admiral Camara and an irmy on transports commanded by Sen. Weyler are coming from Spain :o their rescue. Meanwhile Gen. Aguin- ildo's insurgents, are at their doors, laving swept everything before them •o the very outskirts of Manila. SPAIN MUST ASK. June July Sept .. .701/4, .68% Dec. .. .70 7 / 8 .69 Corn July .. .32% .31% Sept .. .33% .32% Dec. .. .337/8 .33^ Oats- June 24% .69 .31% .32% .33% July Sept May Pork- July Sept Lard— July Sept .24% .21% .24 9.821/2 5.77% 5.87% Short Ribs- July .. 5.47% Sept .. 5.55 .23% .20% .23% 9.52% 9.70 5.75 5.85 5.42% 5.50 .23% .20% .23% 9.62% 9.75 5.75 5.85 5.45 5.52% .70% .71% .33% .34 .34% .25% .24% .21% .24% 9.72% 9.90 5.80 5.92% 6.50 5.60 Jntll She Sues for Peace There Will Bo No Proposition from Us. Washington, June 20.— The talk ibout peace in the Madrid press flncls 10 echo In Washington, simply because, :here has been no effort made by the : Spanish government to know what nust be the terms of peace. If, as' Spanish statesmen admit, Spain needs jeace and the government dealres : jeace, but cannot take the initiative, ;he war will go on until Spain will find: i way to protect her pride and ask for ;erms of peace. There is the highest) luthorlty for saying that this govern-; nent will lay down no conditions of 1 peace nor make any overtures for peacej inttl Spain In some way asks for terms. The war will be pushed with all pos- ilble vigor until Spain says she has lad enough and desires to know on yhat conditions she can stop the war ind become a friendly power again. To Reward Hobson and His Crow. Washington, June 20.— Representa- |lve Underwood, of Alabama, In whose Uatrlct belongs Assistant Naval Con- itructor Hobson, has introduced a Joint lesolution tendering the thanks of con- frees to Hobson and authorizing his ransfer from the construction corps o the line of the navy, with the rank >f lieutenant-commander. Couajproaal»e Bankruptcy Biu, Washington, June 20,— Members who ire particularly Interested in tne sub- believe the conference agreement m the bcnkruptoy bins will be accept- Dole to Be Governor of Hawaii. New York, June 18. — The annexation of Hawaii within the next two weeks is now consldred so certain that the administration is considering plans for formally taking possession of the islands and raising the American flag over them. Thia duty is. to be Intrust- ed to Rear Admiral Miller, command- Ing the Asiatic station. It is understood that the president will appoint President Dole to be the first governor of the islands under the United States and that Rear Admiral Miller will carry his commission to him when he goes owt to raise the flag. for Complication*. Washington, June 18. — News from Oewey is anxiously awaited by the administration, The reports of successes gained by the Insurgents, while gratifying to the president, as indicating an easy victory for the American troops when they arrive, are regarded by some members of the administration as possible to develop complications. If the Insurgents continue their victories to such an extent as to be in practical control of the islands before the United States troops arrive, it might become accessary for the United States to treaf Tomerurlo Given One Month, Assumption, June 18. — The government of Paraguay, as a result of the inspection of the machinery of the Spanish torpedo boat Temerarlo, made at ihe Instance of the United States con- ml, has accorded the commander of the ff&r ship one month in whjch to effect repairs, after which, In view of Paraguay's neutrality in the war between Spain and the United States, his vessel will be compelled to put to sea. Earulngg Oalu 096,003,830. Chicago, June 30.— Gross earnings of 182 American railroads for the flrat five months of the present year show an Increase, as compared with the corresponding period of 1897, of $29,902,830. The aggregate gross earnings of these roads was $224,761,111. Jlain Uelpa the Wheat, Melbourne, Australia, June 18.-^Qood j-alns which, have fallen In this colony have, it Je estimated, improved the value of the wheat crop of Victoria by £1,000,000. to Bucceea Paris, Juoe J8.~- President Fatjre luvltwii to c*Pia$t, to The new war revenue bill Is already In effect and from Maine to Mexico the people through direct taxes are paying the expenses of the war with Spain. The Secretary of the Treasury gives the following dates when the various provisions of the new revenue law pa into effect: July i—Adhesive stamp taxes. July 1—All special taxes. Aug. 12—Adulterated flour tax. June 14—All other provisions of the law. The following; Is a list of the articles on Which taxes must be paid: Beer, banks, deposits, checks, certificates of debt bills •of exchange, bills of lading, receipts, drafts, brokers, amusements, billiard tables, bowling alleys, tobacco, cigars, cigarettes, Insurance policies, leases, custom house manifests, mortgages, foreign passage tickets, proxies, power of attorney, protests of notes, etc., warehouse receipts, medicines, chewing gum, wines, petroleum and sugar refineries, palace and parlor car seats, sleeping car berths, Inheritances and legacies, sales and transactions, telephone messages, telegrams, Indemnifying bonds, certificates of stock, certificates of Jamago, charter parties, contracts and Brokers'" notes, memorandums of sale, custom house entries ana withdrawals, mixed flour, tea. The following list gives the principal articles of consumption with the tax that shall be paid by each. The revenue raised from this source will approximate $1,"00,000 a day: Meer and Ale $5 „ barrel Tobacco 13c tt p ouiu i Cigars S3 per l.OOO Cigarettes S3.GG per l.OOO Dank checks ac stamp Manifests of cxprosH package. ..lc stamp I^ong-dUtauce telephone cull lc Telegraph message ] o ' Indemnifying bond 5Qc Llfe-liisurunee policy, for each ffiJOO. lOc Benefit Society Insurance—4O per cent. of first week's premium. Fire Insurance—Onc-lmlf o f I ji or cent;. on ouch dollar Innurcd. Lease —One your, S5c; 3 yeara, 5Oc; over 3 years, SI. Mortgage—Under »1,5OO, KSc; for each 195OO over 81,fi()O, 85c. Passage to Foreign Countries—Not exceeding 83O, SI; not exceeding 860, W3, over WOO, IBS. Patent Medicine—For each Oc value, one- eighth of 1 per cent. Perfumery—For each Be value, one-eighth of 1 per cent. Wlno leu pint OH and Sugar—IloflnerH are taxed one- fourth of 1 per cent, ou gross receipts exceeding «35O,OOO. Mixed Flour. f 4 C a barrel Teo 1 Oe u pound ' The additional tax on all fermented liquors stored in warehouses and already stamped is to be assessed and collected. Brewers are allowed 7>/2 per cent discount on stomps purchased. Other taxes that went into effect with the signing of the bill are an additional tax of 0 cents a pound on tobacco and snuff, an additional 60 cents a thousand on cigars and cigarettes weighing more than three pounds to the thousand and an additional 50 cents a thousand on cigarettes weighing not more than three pounds to the thousand. A one ounce package of smoking tobacco, and one and two-thirds ounce, two and one-half ounce and three and one-third ounce packages of tobacco and snuff are authorized in lieu of two, three and four ounce packages. Dealers having a stocl: on hand In excess of J.OOO pounds of tobacco, or 20,000 clpars or cigarettes, stamps affixed subsequent to April U at the old rate, must make returns to collectors) wifhln thirty days for assessment of a tax equal to one-half the difference between the tax already paid at the time of removal from the factory and the new rate. The excess on hand only is to be returned, nnd the tax will be assessed on the excess, which .will be paid to collectors after notice. No additional stamps are to be affixed to such stock on hand. Upon gross receipts of persons, firms, companies ami corporations engaged Iti refining petroleum and sugar, or owning or controlling any pipe line for transporting oil or other products In excess of $250.000, a tax of one-quarter of 1 cent annually is imposed, which Is now in effect. Returns are 10 be made monthly.An import tax of 10 cents a pound Is Imposed upon tea, which takes effect Immediately The following spe'-.lul-taxes take effect on and after July I: Bankers, graduated, }50; brokers, $50; pawnbrokers, $20' commercial brokers. $20: custom-house brokers. $10; proprietors of theaters, $100; proprietors of circuses, $100; proprietors of shows for money, SIO; proprietors of bowl- Ing alleys and btninnl rooms, for each alley or table, $ti; dealers in leaf tobacco graduated, minimum. $6; dealers in tobacco whose sales exceed GO.OOO pounds $12- manufacturers of tobacco, graduated! minimum, JB; manufacturers of cigars graduate;!, minimum, $6; . manufacturers and packers of'mlx«d flour, $12. The last tax Is not Imposed until sixty days after the passage of the act, which would maku it effective Aug. 12. 1898. All persons engaged in the business on that date are required to make returns before the end of August and pay the special tax, reckoned from Aug. 1, 1S98, to the first day of July following. Wall Street nit Hard. It will delight the hearts of many persons to know that the "cigarette flenda" must contribute very largely to the tax On the 3,000,000,000 cigarettes which they annually consume the tax will amount to about $3,000.000 more than now. Already the dealers are announcing their new price lists. Packages of six cigarettes of the standard cheap brands will be sold for the same price as packages of ten are now being sold for. Men of money who hold seats on the exchanges will have to pay their share toward helpln" Uncle Sam win his fight against Spain also. The tax on the transactions of the New York stock exchange alone will amount to $2,000,009 a year and the other exchanges will pay In proportion Probably $5,000,000 will be raised In that'way in that city alone. Tho government will <?et about $2.000,000 more from the people on Manhattan Island alone through the doub ling of the Inheritance tax, which ranees from a per cent on what you inherit from your lineal ancestors or dqacjendanfi t» 5 per cent on the fortune left you by your wife's uncle's brother's aunt or other distant relative. Then there is the tax on the big corpora, tlons and trusts to bo collected, but thev sav thnv Tulll nnt „„., ,. ___, "... i"r* Purified^ Blood Wad Weak and Nervous But Hood'* Made Him Healthy and Strong* " I was feeling very dull and could ndt Bleep at night. After I had taken t^o bottles oi Hood's Barsaparilla I felt more like myself and was soon healthy and strong. Hood's Sargap«rllla purified tty blood and did me much good." Boir M. DALE!, Hammond, Minn. Hood's Sarsaparilla Is America's Greatest Medicine. Ji; six for $R Hood's Pills cure Indigestion, biliousness. ITEMS OF INTEREST. Flour is now being pressed into bricks for use on the inarch and in cauip Cooking utensils made of aluminum, instead of tin, are coming into vogue in the French army. Stockings were first itsed in the eleventh century. Before that cloth bandages were used on the feet. The British empire last year spent f31!5,000,000 for defense. France expended $181,900,000, Germany $181,000.000. The best houses in the city of Manila nre of stone, and are handsome residences. Glass is not tised for the win. dows, which are glazed with translucent oyster shells. A regiment of 1,000 men could readily find shelter tinder a single banyan tree. Jn India there is one of these trees which has 400 main trunks and over 8,000 smaller ones. Several sailors of the Russian navy were given shore leave at Hong Kong nnd enjoyed themselves by buying Chinese tallow candles and eating them in the public streets. Every man devoured at least a pound. Forty-four gushing love letters, all addressed to his "own dear darling," are the basis of a 850,000 lawsuit which a giddy New York gentleman will- have to defend. He little thought his "dear darling' 1 would prove to be so dear. The Green Mountain boys are on deck. Admiral Dewey, who splintered the Spanish fleet at Manila; Captain Clark, of the Oregon; Captain Converse, of the Montgomery, and Lieutenant-Commander Coloocorc.sses. of the Concord, all hail from Vermont. A sword that has seen considerable service is carried by Captain Charles Weaver, of an Arkansas company. It was carried by his great-great-grandfather in the Revolutionary war, by his grandfather in the war of 1812, and by his uncle in«the civil war. The stomach of an ostrich is often made the receptacle for strange things. One of these birds mysteriously died on a California farm, and a post mortem was held. It had followed about a gang of men who were building wire fences, and swallowed the bits of wire they chipped off from time to time. Patent Office Exhibit. 7he Patent Office exhibit at the Trans-Mississippi exposition forms a most beautiful and instructive collection, and Inventors would do well to visit Omaha to inspect the exhibit of models. Inventors desiring free information as to the law and practice of patents should address Sues & Co., Attorneys at Law and Patent Experts' Bee Building, Omaha. Neb. A ennal connecting the Mediterranean with the lied Sea existed as early as 600 years before the Christian era. Its length was 03 miles. *»n't Toturro Spit mid FmoUe lew Mfe at To quit tobacco easily nnd forever be magnetic, full of life nnrvo and vigor, take No-io-Bao, the wouder worker, that limkes weak meu strong. All druggists, CUc or SI Cure guaranteed Booklet nud sample free Address bterhug Remedy Co., Chicago or Among the Phoenicians the wearing of earrings was a badge of servitude, the same custom prevailing with the Hebrews. COSMO BUTTEBM1LK i scented, is soothing und beneficial. Sold everywhere. Over a hundred persons disappear in London every year without leavina the slightest trace behind. Nn-Tn.1fno for Fifty Cents, buaramoed tobacco iiubit cure, makes weak men stiung, blood miro. fiUo, *1. Ail urimuists. The wages of genius are usuallv monuments. J The man who thinks leads the crowd, , say they wjlj not pay lt , and will the matter In the courts. An attempt to embarrass Uncle 8am In war time Is a serlouB matter. The trusts had better go slow and pay their way. The people gen- willing to heln SAVE YOUR HAY, fn y 'c lOVe 7 er ' Uncle $am to raise money. f mp of el « h e msur * n c« >8 on every to S2 rasvjir -«< re Uvwy vessel pj over W tons enterlnc or c!e*rta«r from any port will have to of 15, and thjs with oa ihe nwrch»na!se ^5^-'^l^f^^tvV-^ 4 •*>-. ' r ' f ' / " J L *!• ' ' i by both houses ftt tb.ii Buying Stack Covers, WRITS FOB ..... , DesMoines Tent and Awning Co, P»f AWdfc. id. _<<><;«*» , rial* »«.»* , Qwu*»i<(4 _Mi W Wlmn. OVfcl YQQlmri 1 MI to i'moiuM u "7««««>» w WMWISS

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