tTWPSH B»8 M01NSSJ ALGONA IOWA, JUNE 29, 1818, A MYCtfefclbUS 't>r. tt.'.IP. S*l«1ier, of Woodbnrn, Shot by ftn Unknown A««tt«*tn. CRit&tON, June 26.—t)r. W. F Swisher, n prominent physician o: Woddburn, was shot and instantly killed by ah unknown assnssin at ]( p, rt. The bullet crashed througl Swisher's heart and death was instan taneous. Swisher left his office nboui 10 o'clock and started home. Les? than half a block away he encountered the unknown murderer. Dr. R. P Lawrence, who was sitting in his yart ft short distance away, was the only witness. He Went to Swishcr's assist ftnce at once, but life WHS extinct before he arrived. The cause for the crime is hard to determine, but it is ittributed to enemies which the doctoi is known to have had. Five years ago he came to Woodburn from West Virginia. He had serious trouble there, it is alleged, which prompted his removal westward. The only clew that has developed was the presence of a stranger in Woodburn about dusk on the night of the murder. He kept himself isolated from company. Tlie fact that the stranger hitched his horse west of the town, and also that the murderer ran in that direction, creates the impression that the stranger Committed the crime. He rode wildly past a camp of movers. A posse was immediately organized and the surrounding country searched, but the murderer escaped. A theory is that one of the doctor's eastern enemies pursued him to his western home for revenge. Swisher was 33 years old and a widower. The murder created intense excitement. There is considerable mystery surrounding it, with little probability of it being cleared. TRAGEDY AT OELWEIN. Bert BroTvnell Attempts ills Wife's Life and Kills Himself. OELWEIN, June 34.—What came near being a double tragedy was enacted here late at night. Bert Broxvnell, a popular young railroad man, attempted to murder his wife and then ended his own life by firing a bullet into his brain. Brownell's act, which can be accounted for only on the theory that he had become suddenly and violently insane, occurred after he and his wife had finished the discussion of the plans for their new home, which is now building. As Mrs. Brownell started to prepare things for the night, her husband drew a revolver and shot her in the head, the bullet flattening on the skull and producing but a slight wound. As the woman started to escape from the room, Brownell fired a second shot, this time sending a bullet into his own brain an'd producing a wound from which he never recovered consciousness, dying within a few hours. .-' BAD ACCIDENT AT S1GOURNEY am] Review Office Boiler Blows Up Wrecks the Building. SIGOURNEY, June 34.—The Sigourney Review office boiler exploded. It was located in Editor Barlow's brick residence and passed from the cellar through two floors and the roof, up 100 feet and somersaulted to the ground. It was a five-horse power boiler and weighed 1,000 pounds. It tore a hole 10 feet in diameter and one side of the house, 15 feet square, was knocked out. The residence is virtually a total wreck. The press was uninjured. Local Editor Davis was knocked senseless, but will probably be all right after he rallies from the shock. Luckily, the family was absent. The property was uninsured. Editor Barlow's Review was once burned out ana two '-boilers have exploded within eleven months. THE WOMEN'S CLUB STORY. Success of an Iowa Literary Venture. DEB MOINES, June 24. — The composite story written for the Des Moines Daily News by representatives of fifteen women's literary clubs of the capital city, has been issued in handsome book form, and anyone can secure a copy by sending 35 cents to the News. The story was a great bit and caused a big furore in literary circles. The price charged for the book is barely its cost. The News Eeems to have a wonderful ability to sell printed matter for less thau anybody else and make a success of it. Its daily edition is still sold for SI a year, 75 cents for six months, 50 cents for three months, 25 cents a month, notwithstanding war prices of printing paper; and it is a first-class condensed newspaper, with the full Associated Press dispatches, the same as in the high-priced blanket sheets. A Young Man Drowned. WATEBLOO, June 21, — While bathing with a number of companions in Blaek- bawk creek two miles north of Water- lop, Clifford Coddington, aged 30, was drowned. The young man could not swim and got out beyond his depth and was drowned before assistance could reach h}m. The body was recovered. _ • _ Hepburn by Acclamation. CBESTON, June 35,— —Congressman William p. Hepburn, pf Clarinda, was Denominated without opposition. He addressed the convention after receiving the unanimous nomination, declaring in favor of territorial extension of the government and favoring the gold .YAJJ,, June 84, — Pr, Glynn's livery feft£n,wss$feF».eJj by Hglitninsr and en- lir$y destroyed, together with its eon- if nts, ' J5igh,t hQr/see were smothered $jj death Tjy tlie flames. Lute Jjjnj- mwjteg} wfee slept in, tUe tarn, perished! |» tin fly*, Tfee lose \» srtwut $ s.oooj IOWA At OMAHA* The State'* nnlMInc fc't the Trans-Mis*' IftilppI Rxpo*Itlon Dedicated. OMAHA, June 24.—There was an immense fohrong in attendance at the dedication of the Iowa building on the grounds of the Trans-Mississippi exposition, thousands of Iowa people being present. The ceremonies began at 2 p. m. The bcnutif til structure, erected out of the $35,000 appropriation made by the state, was formally turned over to the exposition authorities by Governor Leslie M. Shaw and was accepted on behalf of the exposition by President G. W. Wattles. Hon. John N. Baldwin was the orator of '.he day. The program of exercises was as follows: Overture Atlantic City Band Invocation Kev. L. P. McDonnld Rector St. Paul's church, Council Bluffs. Voluntary Pipe organ Presentation S. H. Mnllory. Pros. Iowa Exposition Commission. Dedication Gov. Leslie M. Shaw Aceeptence Hon. Gurdon W. Wattles. Pres. T. M. & I. Exposition. Music, Medley.. ..Pipe organ and band Exposition ode Maj.'S. H. M. Byers Chorus Iowa Diibnquc Cliornl Club Oration Hon. JolmN. Baldwin Chorus Prof. Pontius-Dubiique Choral Club of one hundred voices. Benediction Music....National airs, bunds and organ. The Iowa building is one of the most attractive state buildings at the exposition, and it is really a structure of great artistic beauty. The first story of the building is 50x90 feet, there being an elliptical porch 19 feet wide and 370 feet long on either side, with the extreme end of each porch enlarged into octagonal pavilions 33 feet in diameter. The porches are of the Corinthian order. The second story, the same size as the lower floor, is finished ofl! in front with 11 series of balconies, while on the cornice appears the word "Iowa," and directly above it a flagstaff from which flies a beautiful specimen of Old Glory. PEOPLE WERE PANIC STRICKEN Miiny Persons Injured In n Circus Accident at Sioux City. Sioux CITY, June .95.—A severe wind storm struck this city, blowing down the main tent of the Sells-Forepaugh circus while a performance was in progress. The collapse of the canvas caused a panic, in which n score or more of people were injured. One of them, Adolph Halverson, of Sioux City, died of his injuries soon afterward, while Frank Reynolds, an attache of the show, is hurt internally and it is believed he will die. Sioux Cm*, June 20.—One more additional death is reported as a result of the disaster at the Forepaugh-Sells ircus. A. G. Steiner, an attorney-at- law, formerly of Canton, S, D., died soon after midnight from his injuries. He was struck on the head by a big center pole, and his wife was also seriously hurt. Dr. M. W. White sub- nitted to an operation on his crushed skull, and will probably recover. All of the other injured persons arc reported to be resting comfortably. COLLISION OF ELECTRIC CARS. >ur Trains Piled Together—Twenty Persons Hurt. MASON Cm*, June 27.—A bad acci- lent occurred on the Mason City & ar Lake electric railway. A spee- :acular performance had attracted four thousand people to Clear Lake. A.t the close there was a rush for the notor line. Three trains, four coaches to a train, pulled out only a short dis- -ance apart. When about two miles out a train running west collided with .he first section, and before the rear .rains could stop all were piled together. Two of the motors were Dadly mashed up. Twenty persons were nore or less iujured, but there were no fatalities. JUDGETHOMASFOR CONGRESS. Nominated by Perkins Votes on the •-'17th Ballot. LK MAits. June 24.—The Eleventh district republican convention noiuin- ited Judge Lot E. Thomas, of Storm Lake, for congress. The nomination of Judge Thomas was effected, and the leadlock was broken on the 217th bal- ot, after one of the most stubborn and iard fought contests in the history of Iowa politics. The result of the deciding ballot was as follows: Thomas )8, Struble 10, Brown 5, Perkins 4. Sparkling Colfax Water. No summer drink equals Colfax Mineral Water. Send for sample to olfax Mineral Water Co.. Col fax, la. JOWA CONDKNSKI). The bank at Yarmouth, a small ,own a few miles from Burlington, was recently entered by burglars and an almost successful attempt made to force the vault. The two heavy outer doors of the vault were blown off ,vith dynamite and the lock on the inner door shattered, The men were evidently frightened away before they reached the inside safe. Later what is uelieved to be the same gang made an unsuccessful attempt to enter the bank at Mt. Union. The wholesale-department of the Keokuk Poultry Company's mammoth, plant was destroyed by fire. The loss is estimated at $20,000. Oskaloosa dispatch: Rev. Parkin- sou, of the Episcopal church, Mrs. Lena Cvow Switzer, one of the well known Crow sisters, and Jesse Ford, a prominent druggist, all of What Cheer, were capsized in a boat at Stone Ridge mill in the Skunk river, twelve miles northeast of Osk aloosa. Parkinson and Ford were drowned immediately, Mrs, Switzer was taken out alive, bwt it is be§he cannot live. The party were attendance at a neighborhood picnic. ALL OIEK THE WORLD SERIOUS BATTLE FOUGHT. Twelve or Thirteen Americans Killed and At I>rtftt Fifty Wounded. PLATA DET, ESTE, Guantanamo Bay, June 24.—This morning (Friday) four troops of the First cavalry, four troops of the Tenth cavalry and eight troops of Roosevelt's rough riders, less than 1,000 men in all, dismounted and attacked 2,000 Spaniards in the thickets within five miles of Santiago do Cuba. The Americans beat the enemy back into the city, but they left the following dead upon the field: Rough riders —Capt. Allyn K. Capron, of Troop L; Sergeant Hamilton Fish, Jr.; Privates Tillman and Dawson, both of Troop L; Private Dougherty, of Troop A; Private W. T. Erwin, of Troop F. First cavalry—Privates Dix, York, Dejork, Kolbe, Berlin, and Lenmock. Tenth cavalry—Corporal White. At least GO Americans were wounded, including B officers. Several of the wounded will die. Twelve dead Spaniards were found in the bushes after the fight, but their loss was doubtless far in excess of that number. Gen. Young commanded the expcdi- 1 tion and was with the regulars, while Cpl. Wood directed the operations of the rough riders several miles west. Both parties struck the Spaniards at about the same time, and the fight lusted an hour. The Spaniards opened flre from the thick brush and had every advantage of numbers and position, but the troops drove them back from the start, captured the blockhouse around which they made the final stand, and sent them scattering over the mountains. The cavalrymen were afterward reinforced by'the Seventh, Twelfth and Seventeenth infantry, part of the Ninth cavalry and the Second Massachusetts and the Seventy-first New York. j The Americans now hold the position ' at the threshold of Santiago de Cuba, ] with more troops going forward constantly, and they are preparing for. a final assault upon the city. JURAGUA, Cuba, June 27.—The initial fight of Colonel Wood's rough riders and the troopers of the First and Tenth regular cavalry will be known in history as the battle of La Quasina. That it did not end in the complete slaughter of the Americans was not due to any miscalculation in the plans of thi Spaniards, for as perfect an ambuscade as was ever formed in the brain of an Apache Indian was prepared and Lieutenant Colonel Roosevelt and his men walked squarely into it. For an hour and a . half they held their ground under a perfect storm of bu lets from the front and sides and then Colonel Wood at the right and Lieutenant Colonel Roosevelt at the left led a charge which turned the tide of battle and sent the enemy flying over the hills towards Santiago. It is now definitely known that sixteen, men on the American side were killed, while sixty were wounded or are reported to be missing. It is impossible to calculate the Spanish losses, but it is known that they are far heavier than those of the Americans, at least as regards actual loss of life. Already thirty-seven dead Spanish soldiers have been found and buried, while many others undoubtedly are lying in the thick underbrush on the side of the gully and on the slope of the hill, where the main body of the enemy was located. The wounded were all removed. Ciiuiuru's Fleet, Again Snils. MADRID, June 24.—Senor Sugasta informed the chamber of deputies that Admiral Camara's fleet was on the way to the Philippines. PAI.KRMO, June 25.—A dispatch from the Island of Paiitellaria, soutjiwest of Sicily, announces that Admiral Camara's squadron, consisting of seven war ships, including three torpedo boats, and convoying five transports, passed there Tuesday, Juno 21, going in the direction of Sue/. At Chickamuuguu All Summer. CHATTANOOGA, June 24.—General Michael V. Sherridan, the adjutant here, says the men here are located here for all summer. The plan is to make the Chickamaugua, army as capable as if its regiments had been taken from the regulars. It is destined to face the massed lines of Blanco before Havana if the war should last until September. I.onjf AVrites to llobson. WASHINGTON, June 25.—Secretary Long has sent to Assistant Naval Constructor Hobson, in care of the commander-in-chief of the North Atlantic squadron, an inspiring letter commending him for the extraordinary heroism he displayed in sinking the collier Merrimac in the harbor of Santiago. To Protect Cuban Coast. LONDON, June 22.—The Havana correspondent of the Times says: "General Blanco is sending six batallions to protect the coast of the province of Santiago tie Cuba. Great enthusiasm prevails in Havana. Order is maintained and no yellow fever is reported." Japan has a breed of mice which are a puzzle to naturalists. At different periods of the day they whirl round and round for hours at a time. If a person should lift a mouse when it is whirling the animal will resume its whirling the moment it is set down. The wife of "Fighting Bob" Evans has reason to be deeply interested in the movements of our navy. Her husband commands the battleship Iowa, her brother commands the Indiana, she has a son on the Massachusetts, her son-in-law is on the New York, and she has two daughters and a, who h»v$ volunteered as MORfc MEN FOR SHATTER. A force of 112,000 Soldiers Will Soon Be On the Way. WASHINGTON, June 27.—As a result of a conference between Secretary Alger and General Miles, heavy reinforcements will go to Santiagoatonpe, both from Tampa and from Newport News. An expedition of 0,000 men is expected to leave Tampa within the next three days. 'It comprises the command of Brigadier General Snyder and the Third division of the First army corps. The stores are already going aboard the transports and the start of the expedition only awaits the arrival of the naval convoy. Part of the warships sent over with Shafter's expedition have been released from Admiral Sampson and are now on their way back to Tampa to escort the additional troops. Others will follow, and then another formidable marine procession will start across the gulf to Cuba. Simultaneously with this, Gen. Henry's division will be moving along the Atlantic coast and thence to Santiago. In all, the reinforcements from Tampa and Newport News will be in the neighborhood of 13,000 or 14,000 men. The war department is acting on the theory that it is not politic to tnke any possible chance of a serious reverse near Santiago. It has received reliable information that the Spanish army in eastern Cuba is greater than has been estimated thus far. It is said there arc 12,000 men at Santiago, 10,000 at Ilolguin and 15,000 at Mau- zanillo. It is believed, however, the insurgents can keep the llolguin P.nd Manzanillo forces from reaching Santiago. SOLDIERS IN A WRECK. Four Soldiers Killed, One Fntnlly Hurt, nnd Miiny Others Injured. TUPELO, Miss., June 27.—A railway accident occurred at this place iu which soldiers lost their lives and others received fatal injuries. This afternoon Col. Torrey's regiment of rough riders from Cheyenne, Wyo., reached Tupelo via Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railway. Tlie first section' had stopped to take water and had whistled to start on when the second rounded the sharp curve in the track just before the town is reached and dashed into it. In the rear of the first section was the sleeper "Seville." containing Col. Tor- rcy anil his regimental staff. This car was completely demolished, yet strange to say, every inmate escaped unscathed, except the colonel, who is injured, though not seriously, This coach was completely telescoped, and the soldiers within were jammed and bruised beneath the masses of timbers, broken car seats and other debris. The total fatalities at last accounts were six, while thirteen were injured. TO ATTACK SPAIN. Fleet Mny be'Sent Over to Give tlie Dons a Lesson. WASHINGTON, June 20.—The war is to be carried into Africa, metaphorically speaking, if Spain is foolhardy enough to send the Cadiz fleet through the Suez canal to attack Dewey in the Philippines. It is understood on good authority that before the last Spanish vessel has passed through the canal, an American squadron will be steaming at full speed across the Atlantic, straight for the coast of Spain, to bring the war home to the Spanish people, There is no doubt that Dcwey can take care of himself against the Cadi/, fleet, since his own squadron will be reinforced by ironclads long before Camara's ships sight the bny of Manila, and he will have the shore batteries with hioflnstead of against him, in the struggle. Clever Maneuvering While Tending, NEW YORK, June 25.—The account of the landing of the first 4,000 troops at Ba\quiri, delayed in transmission, shows, in addition to the facts heretofore given, that the blockading fleet and the transports with troops spread out about twenty miles along- the coast, reaching- both eastward and westward of the entrance to Santiago harbor, and that several feints at landing, under cover of shells from warships, were made, while the insurgent general, Labi, with five hundred men, made a land demonstration on the west. While these confusing maneuvers were in progress, the real landing was taking place at Daiquiri, beyond the flank of the Spanish defense. BUEVITIES. "Silver Dick" Bland has been re- nominated. This message has been received from Commodore Watson, in command of the blockading fleet in front of Havana: "The Spanish general states that the Spanish government refuses to exchange the prisoners." Hobson and his men are the prisoners referred to. It is stated that the senate committee on Nicaragnan canal has agreed to report a bill for the construction of the Nicaraguan canal. Practically the United States Maratime Canal Company will be continued, but all the stock will be held by the United States, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. The war department, in response i,o a suggestion of Surgeon General Sternberg, will send 1,000,000 quinine pills to General Shafter's troops. A Hong Kong dispatch says: "General Fillipino officially proclaimed a provisional government in old Cavite June 1 13. There were great ceremonies and a declaration of independence was read renouncing Spanish authority Aguinaldo was elected president and Daniel Pirondo vice president. The insurgent government will not oppose an American protectorate or American occupation. TROOPS SUCCESSFULLY LAND Fifth Corpi of the tJnltcd Stated ArroJ Now JEncamped on Cuban Soil. WA6MIN6TON, June 23.—Yesterday, just a week after the United Sta'ccs troops left Tortugas, they began to disembark on Cuban soil, landing in formation at two points so as to aitack Santiago in the rear and at the sides with the navy to help the work in front. Thus the military invasion of Cuba may be said to have fairly begun, for though the United States marines were the first of the regular troops to land upon Cuban soil, their purpose was not, after all, invasion, but the establishment of a naval base and a base for a cable station, in both of which they were eminently successful. To the regular troops wns left the beginning of the formidable task of invading Cuba in force by land. Advices from Shatter state that landing at Daiquiri was entirely successful, the troops meeting with little, if any, resistance. Sampson also cabled that the New Orleans, Detroit, Castine, Wasp and Suwanee shelled the vicinity before the landing and that a demonstration was made at Cabanas to engage the attention ot +he enemy. He also added that communication by telegraph had been established at Guantanamo. These dispatches, however, are dated at PI ay a del Este, .about twenty miles west of Guantanamo bay, and about half the distance between that and Santiago bay. At 0:50 the first boat load, containing the men of the Eighth and First infantry, started for the shore, followed by the Twenty-fifth (colored), the Tenth and Twelfth Infantry at 10:10 Prodigious cheering from the shore, caiight up by the nearest ships and flying from ship to ship through the squadron, announced the momentous fact that the American army had begun a landing oil Cuban soil, the honor of setting the first foot on the island falling to a detachment of the Eighth Infantry that was towed ashore by the tug Wampatuck. This important operation, thus successfully completed without loss of life or accident, the troops formed and moved up and away to quarters without confusion. A force of mounted Cubans, which had been under cover during the bombardment, now arrived, and congratulations were exchanged. At the time ot sendinp this dispatch the debarkation was proceeding without incident, while the vessels were firing a shot now and then far over the hills to clear the country beyond TROOPS FOR SHAFTER. Mlcliigim Regiment and One Battalion Sails From Old Point. NEWPORT NEWS, Va., June 24.—The auxiliary cruiser Yale, with the Thirty- third Michigan regiment and one battalion of the Thirty-fourth Michigan, sailed from Old Point yesterday evening at 0 o'clock for Santiago. The troops, to the number of 1.000, are in command of General Outfield. Colonel Boyiiton, of the Thirty-third regiment, is second in command. The auxiliary cruiser Harvard will leave Old Point for Santiago Monday or Tuesday with another expedition. Providential Kscapo From Torpedoes. PI.AYA DKL, ESTE. Cuba, June 24.— The launches of the cruiser Marblehead and the gunboat ' Dolphin, by command of Commander McCalla, dragged the channel leading- to the town of Caiinancra and turned up seven contact mines, each containing 112 pounds of gun cotton. The mines were exactly similar to those found some days since by the Texas and Marblehead, and every one had been hit by one of our boats on some occasion during the bombardment. Commodore McCalla said the escape of the American was little short of providential. niore Troops Sail *T Cuba. NEWPORT NEWS, VH., June 37.—The auxiliary cruiser Iljy.-vard sailed for Santiago with the Ninth Massachusetts regiment and two battalions of the Thirty-fourth Michigan. Thousands of people gathered along- the river shore and gave vent to their patriotic ardor by continued cheering- as the stately cruiser moved slowly down the stream. The cheers were answered by the troops. Crisis in Spain. MADRID, June 25.—After a very stormy session in which charges were made against the ministry for bringing on the war and an almost continous uproar prevailed, the sitting of the cortes was suspended by the. queen's decree. The chamber of deputies adjourned without the customary cheers for the queen. It is said that the Sagasta cabinet will at once make way for a new government, which will open negotiations for peace. llobson Not ut Morro. WASHINGTON, June 25.—The state department has received the following: "Pr,AYA DEI, ESTE, June 24.—From a flag of truce I learned to-day that Lieutenant Hobson and his companions were all well. They are confined in the city of Santiago, four miles from Morro. (Signed) SAMPSON." English Battleship to Lisbon. 1 LONDON, June 27.—The British first- class battleship Illustrious, 14,000 tons, sailed for Lisbon, under sudden orders, to protect British interests with a view of possible war developments. The oldest house in the United States is at-St. Augustine, Fla. It was built in the year 1504, as a monastery, and is now occupied as the winter, abode of a northern millionaire. The walls are' formed of sea shells mixed with mortar. A Cleveland girl had a quarrel with the young man to whom she was engaged, Now when they pass each other in the street he stares at her with, an expressionless, glassy eye.t And no wonder; for when lie sent a! requestor the return of his engage-, meat ring, she forwarded it to hinv with, a card bearing these words: "Glass—with oivre." FIFTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. SJIKATE. Washington, June 20.— The senate took up fhe resolution^ annexing the . Hawaiian islands. A test Vote was taken on a motion to adjourn, made by the opponents of the resolution, which resulted in a defeat of the motion'by a vote of 1 5 to 44. Speeches were made by Morrill and Bacon, both of whom opposed the resolutions. HOUSE. The house today passed the general deficiency bill, carrying $2524,000.000. The remainder of the day was given to District of Columbia business. SENATE WASHINGTON. June 21. — White, dem., of California, lender of the opponents to the Hawaiian resolutions, spoke for three hours, and had not concluded when the resolutions were laid aside. HOUSE. After passing several bills of minor iin portance today the house, in committee of the whole, considered without disposing of, a bill to refer to the court of claims certain claims of persons for property taken or destroyed by the confederate invasions into the southern counties of Pennsylvania. SB NATE. Washington, June 22.— After White had spoken for two hours, without concluding his address, he yielded -to PoHigrew, who took up the argument against the Hawaiiar resolutions. . Conference report on bill to ratify the agreement between the Dawes commission and the Sominolo Indians was adopted. House wont into committee oC the whole to consider District of Columbia business. SENATE. Washington, June 23. — Discussion in tlu sonata of the Hawaiian annexation question was interrupted today by Kawlins, oJ Utah, with a speech iu which he criticised vigorously tlie provision embodied in the conference report on the Indian appropria- tisu bill, which acknowledges the right ol Indian's to lea>--o mineral laiuls on their reservations. Ho declared that it was a fm graver matter than tbo annexation of tin Hawaiian islands, as it would involve the cession to the Indians of tho mineral rights in territory exceeding 50,000,OOC acres of land, not including the territory ol Alaska. II 111.!. SB. A largo number o£ bills of minor importance were passed. SENATE. Washington, June 24.— The conference report on the bankruptcy bill was agreed to without debate. McEnery and Turlej' spoke on the Hawaiian resolutions. SU.VITE Washington, Juno 25.— Bill providing a military secretary for tho secretary of wai was adopted. Conference report upon sundry civil appropriation bill was agreed to. After nn unsuccessful effort by Davis to persuade the opponents of Hawaiiar. annexation to agree upon a time for voting, . the opposition began a filibustering movement. Morgan charged that these senators were obstructing the progress of the war. White made a heated reply, declaring the charge a falsehood.- Teller wantfed earlj action, but said the opponents of annexation had a right to a free and full expression of their views. Allen deuounceo Morgan's talk as '-political rot." NEARING SANTIAGO. The Main Body of tho Army Now Sever Miles I'-rom Morro. PORT ANTONIO, Jamaica, June 2,?.— Advices from the headquarters of Shafter's army says: ''The advance of the American army has reached the edge of the tableland in which the harboi of Santiago de Cuba lies. Here, sever miles from Morro Castle, as the crow flies, the main body of troops are united and the Spaniards are in full retreat toward Santiago. They may attempt a surprise, but a decisive engagement is not expected for several days. Lawton'| brigade, consisting o' the Twenty-second infantry, First infantry and Second Massachusetts volunteers, with companies of the Eighth cavalry, and several companies of the Twenty-fifth colored infantry, occupj Jaragua, and the American flag- was « hoisted there. Jaragua was abandonee by General Linares and twelve hundred Spanish troops with-such 'haste that they had no time to burn the town, though an ineffectual ..attempt was made to destroy the locomotives of the railroad and tho rolling stock. Minnesota Fish Ins Resorts. Finest lakes and sport in the country. Hundreds of delightful places alonp the Great Northern Railway. For information address S. J. Ellison, D. P. A., 401 Walnut .St., DCS Moines, Iowa. AlphoiiBO Conili-nied. MADRID, June 24.—King Alphonsc was confirmed with great ceremony, in the presence of the royal family,-court dignitaries, cabinet ministers and grandees. Patent Offlco Practice. IOWA PATENT OFFICE, DES MOINES, ' June 37.—Inventors who retain attorneys to file applications incomplete 1 according to law, which allows their to pay the $15 filing fee within a year, are sometimes officially informed"Your attorney has been advised ol the non-payment of this fee and has-' made no response." There is nc objection to 'officials trying.to hurry payments, but such notice is objectionable and unjust to inventors'and Attorneys. The writer made complaint in person to the acting commissioner lust September and he replied that he was not aware such notices were sent tc applicants. Inventors have paid about five million^ of surplus into the United' States patent office above the expenses, and it is believed a reduction of fees would be practical and right, unless i( may be intended to tax inventors t<; contribute to a large surplus . that Jj annually transferred from the UnitStl States patent oliice to the United States treasury. Valuable information about obtaining, valuing and selling patents sent free to any address. THOMAS G. Oimia & Co., _^__ Proprietors. An old lady at Teplitz, Hungary, who had just passed the 99th anniversary of her birth, had a fear of living to be 100: years old. To prevent this undesirable condition, she deliberately held her head in a tub of water until she drowned. A telegram from Vicuna, received at «) e , f ub , urban residence of Count de Waldeck, informed him that it wat the intention of two burglai's, pretending to be insurance agents, to call on lnm \^ lhe P° llce received the visitors and they were imprisoned. They were really insurance agents, representing n New York company. Tho telegram was a trick of a j-ival company, &fc£fci< <r:' ; :>', aJlfci s^ft. :ff«t •> .^A ?v"
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