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Ppfprf^wwf,'- WS'J^Tf?^,*? Y~- if? ? iffT^f^^K^^x^ . • - *• >* UPMtt DE8 ALGONA, IOWA WttMMMDAY JOLT .». ...1808 NEWS IN IOWA BILLS ARE FOOf EB. , * McKlhley Expense* E**eert ft Hundred Thousand. ,• MOINEB, Jxily 23.—The expense accotint of Camp McKinley during the mobilization of the four Iowa regiments of infantry is practically footed up. The sum of $112,211.05 was drawn out of the $500,000 emergency fund and Will be paid back to the state by the United States government. Besides this, 89,510.74 has been paid out of the state funds and will not be returned to the treasury. The sum of 84,929.39 out of the latter sum was paid to rejected men, and $4,587.35 went to meet shoe bills. Somo of the largest and most important items paid out of the war appropriation are as follows: Transportation, $4,005; rubber blankets, $4,970; bread, $4,837; trousers, $1,450; blouses, $1,930; groceries, $4,008; meats, S2.083. IOWA TO MAKE A LOAN. State Treasurer Invites «lds on State Warrants. DES MOINKS, July 22.—The condition of the state treasury is such that money to meet current expenses will be needed during the fall and winter months. State Treasurer llerriotthas dedided to take advantage of the new law, which permits the sale of warrants. In the past, when the treasury has been short of funds, warrants presented have been stamped, "not paid for xvant of funds," and have borne 0 per cent interest. Under the new arrangement, warrants will be sold in bulk at the lowest interest rate obtainable. A circular has just been issued by the state treasurer calling for bids on blocks of not less than $10,000 at a stipulated rate of interest not to exceed 5 per cent. LEADS THE STATE. A Practical Test of Iowa Newspapers. DBS MOINKS. July 30.—The Haul en- beek Advertising Agency, of New York, has just placed a single advertising order for $700,000 worth of advertising for one large eastern concern. It started in by selecting the leading daily in each of 35 states, giving a big order to each. The paper selected for Iowa was the Des Moines Daily News, which received a magnificent order in four figures. The News is gaining with marvelous rapidity. It is the only daily newspaper in the world sold for $1 a year. Its rate for six months is 75 cents; three months, 50 cents; one month, 25 cents. Go to Philippines. DES MOINKS, July 25.—Governor Shaw telegraphed to Colonel Loper, of the Fifty-first Iowa, at San Francisco, stating that he had seen the report of fcuffering at Camp Merritt and asking jf he could be of any service to the men there. Colonel Loper replied that there would be much sickness as long as they remained in that climate, and urging the governor to use his influence to secure the removal of the regiment to the Philippines without delay. Boycott Patent Medicines. DES MOINES, July 23.—The retail druggists of Iowa are considering a proposition to boycott the manufacturers of proprietary medicines who have raised the price of medicines to cover the war tax. The plan is now before them and if seventy-five per cent of them join hands by signing the articles of faith the movement will be put in force and effect. Fifty-tint Iowa May Go. SAN FRANCISCO, July 22.—The Fifty- first Iowa volunteers have, in all likelihood, been selected to go to Manila on the transport Arizona, the last of the transports secured. A detail of jnen was ordered to take rations, proceed to the steamer for the purpose of guarding it and preventing any of the Chinese crew from going ashore. No Stamps Ai-o Needed. DES MOINES, Jitly 25.—Commissioner of Internal Rovenue Scott holds, with State Treasurer Herriott, of Iowa, that state warrants, and checks, drafts and wan-ants drawn by state, county and municipal officers for public purposes and in discharge of their duties, are not. subject to internal revenue taxation. Need No More Troops. DES MOINES, July 25.—Congressman Hull, chairman of the house committee on military affairs, stated in an interview that sufficient soldiers to meet all the requirements of the war with Spain have been secured, and no further calls may be expected. Des Moines lioy Dead at Camp Merritt. CAMP MEIUUTT, San Francisco, July 33.—Corporal Dan Newsotte died early this morning of pneumonia. He was a member of the Kuoxville company and has a wife and other relatives living 'n Des Moines. Avoid the Impurities of surface water and sewrage, which breed fevers, diphtheria and malvria, Drink Colfax Mineral Water. Colfax Mineral Water Co.,. C'olfnx, fa. Jlrldge Tax is Valid. SlOTJX Cm', July 20.—Judge Wakefield, of the district court, has decided that the tax voted by the citizens of Sioux City to aid in the construction p| a combination bridge over the Missouri river at Sioux City, is legal and constitutional. Unless reversed by the supreme court this case will put $300,000 |»to the htmds of the Combination Bridge Company, which isthetmount ' 4erived from the 9 per cent special tax. *£fa§ queetion has been in litigation in , :fcb,elowa <jo»yts since J895, and He out• jjojfie Jj|s lieon watched .by lawyers and men. BANK'S DOORS CLOSED. Conlmcfclftl Stfito Unflk oi Mftrnhhlltott-n Cotildn't Withstand A Rhn. MAR8iTAi,i/rowir, July S2.-4fh&Aoor6 of the Commercial St»te Bank have been closed until the state bank examiner has finished his examination. President Lacey said a run had been made on the bank owing to reports circulated principally by stockholders, and that the bank was not in condition to stand a run. He said depositors Would be paid in full, but the stockholders would be small losers. The bank will probably be reorganized and continue business. Suicide At Clnrlnda Asjlnm. Ci.AKlNDA, July 23.—Harry II. Whitney, ah inmate of the asylum for the insane, committed suicide by cutting his throat. He was sent to the asylun? a few weeks ago from Shenandoah where he leaves two small children his wife having died a few weeks ago. He seemed to have been recovering and on returning from a walk with an at tendant asked to be allowed to use some salve, for his face. The attendant went with him to get it, and Whitney saw a razor case. He became crazed instantly. Striking the attendant a stvmning blow on the bend he picked up the razor and started to cut his throat. The attendant recovered and struggled to prevent it, but Whitney, leaning over the attendant, who had both arms around him, cut his throat from ear to ear, dying of the wound in a fewmoraents. Roth jugulars were severed. Hobson's Flans Adopted. WASHINGTON, July 35.—Lieutenant Hobson had a long conference with Assistant Secretary Allen, Capt. Bradford and several other officer i of the navy department regarding the raising of the Spanish cruiser Cristobal Colon. The lieutenant succeeded while in New York, in arranging with the Merritt & Chapman Wrecking Company for the execution of the clans he had prepared for the saving of the vessels. Secretary Long says the lieutenant's plans are entirely feasible. Hobson goes to Santiago to supervise the work. Sperry for Pension Agent. WASHINGTON, July 23.—President McKinley has appointed K F. Sperry. of Knoxville, to be pension agent at Des Moines. IOWA CONUKNSKD. The Laurel postoflice was entered by burglars. The safe was blown open and something over $100 worth of stamps nud about $20 in cash stolen. At Oskaloosa recently five persons, Bert and Monroe Wilson, Fred Mason, F. A. Roberts nnd Nick Brewermcister, broke jail. They cut two iron bars an inch in diameter with a fine steel knife. William J. Black, quartermaster sergeant of Company H, Fiftieth Iowa Volunteers, died at Jacksonville, Fla., He had been sick with typhoid fever for two weeks. His home was at Chariton. Edward Iverson north of Rolfe, ALL Of ER THE WORLD A CRTStS IS IMMINENT. Madrid AtrnrS of A Widespread Cnrlfgt Piot. LONDON, July 32.—The Madrid correspondent of the Standard says: "The government continues to receive from civil and military authorities in many provinces alarming information as to Cat-list preparations. Arms and ammunition have been introduced, by many mountain passes into Navarro, Aragon and Catalonia, it is supposed with the connivance of the local authorities on both sides of the frontier. The Cat-list agents and leaders know that they can act with a certain amount of impunity, because, so long as the pretender and his representatives and newspapers in Madrid patriotically disclaim all intention of disturbing the peace during the war with the United States, they feel certain that Senor Sagasta and the authorities will not dare to arrest or molest Cat-lists. They also assume that Senor Sagasta cannot afford to affront a large section of the people and risk civil war, when his hands are so full. In some few places, however, the military governor has suppressed the Carl- ist newspapers and warned the Carlist juntas that stranger measures will bo taken if they persist in agitations. The Carlists in Madrid say that the first risings will occur in western, central and Southern Spain, their ancient strongholds, in order to show the extent and power of their organization." SPANIARDS SURRENDER. Garrisons nt San Luis nnd Fnlmns Formally Capitulate. WASHINGTON, July !M.— The war department received a dispatch from Shafter stating that he sent two troops of cavalry with Spanish officers and Lieutenant Miley to receive the surrender of Spanish troops at San Luis and Palmas. They had not heard of the loss of Cervera's fleet or of '.Coral's surrender. They declined to surrender unless they could come in and see for themselves. Accordingly a detachment of officers and men came in and returned apparently satisfied- GUANTANAMO CAPITULATES. who lived five miles started fishing, a few days ago carrying a gun with him. In crawling- through a wire fence and pulling the gun after him, the gun was discharged in some way. The load entered his stomach, killing him instantly. Contrary to the usual custom of awarding contracts to the lowest bidder the United States government recently awarded a big contract for rubber boots and shoes to the highest bidder, owing- to the manifest superiority of the grade submitted by the successful bidder, Oeo. Watkinson & Co,, Philadelphia, nmnufucturers of the "Thistle" brand of footwear. Judge Woolson, of the federal court, decided practically that the famous libel suit of the American Book Company against George A. Gates, president of Grinnell college, would probably have to be tried. lie overruled a demurrer of the defense to the petition of the company nnd gave President Gates until September 1 to file his for mal answer to the plaintiff's petition. Bentley & Olrasted. wholesale boot and shoe dealers of Des Moines. recently received a request from the United States army oflieials tit Chicago to submit bids to the government for 50,000 pairs of shoes. The same firm recently furnished r>,000 pairs of shoes to the army, and they were so satisfactory that the request was made for a bid on the larger order, which is in all probability the largest order evei bid on by an Iowa firm, A frightful fatality occurred a few mornings since at the residence ol Mr. Marsh, of South Des Moines. The fi-uiouths-old son, Mcarl J., was smothered to death by a pillow. Mrs. Marsh had left it nicely eared for it? the bed on arising at about 8 o'clock. She thought the little one was sleep ing longer than usual and went in al 10 a. m., when she was horrified tc find the child dead. Its head was covered by the pillow and no doubt exists that it was simply suffocated. Elina dispatch: A very severe elect ri« storm accompanied by high winds passed over this section of the state causing loss of life and doing consider able damage to property. Lightning struck the farm house of John Beaver, four miles from Khna, and instantly killed Mrs. Beaver and one daughter aged fourteen, shocked and burned s second child. Fearful of the storm- Mrs. Beaver had taken her children tc the cellar and they were there whcr the lightning struck. As stated, twc were Jailed outright, and anothei ' daughter rendered unconscious. Th< | child is still in a precarious condition j the body being frightfully burned bj i the electric current. AT SANTIAGO. ••>••— Ii Going On in ind Arotind tfnci* 8ftm'» New Fots*s»l6n. SANTIAGO, July 23. -^—Lieutenant Miley, of General Shafter's staff, has left here with a troop of the Second cavalry, mounted, to make the rounds of the entire military district of Santiago for the purpose of receiving the formal surrender of the Spanish forces. He goes first to San Luis, where there are about 4,500 of the enemy's troops. He will then receive the surrender, in order, of 800 men at Cobre, 1,300 at Catalonia, 2,500 at Guantanamo and 3,500 at Baracao. A total of 20,000 Spaniards are expected to yield their arms to this one troop of cavalry. To reach Baracao Lieutenant Miley will be compelled to ride straight across the island to the northern coast, led by a Cuban guide, tie will ride under a white flag for protection, but Gen. Toral has sent members of his staff ahead to notify the post commanders of the terms of surrender. The wound of Gen. Linares is much more serious than reported. His left arm has been amputate'd and he is in a serious condition. The readiness and avidity with which the storekeepers accept greenbacks is remarkable. General Shafter's orders to close all the rum shops has had the effect of keeping the city quiet and peaceful. Many of the Spanish soldiers are anxious to become American citizens and are applying for naturalization papers. The useable ammunition of the Spanish troops was exhausted before the surrender, as the 3,000,000 cartridges loutid in the magazines of Santiago do not fit the Mauser rifles. At the battle of El Caney, our casualties exceeded those of the Spaniards. While they had 400 men killed to our 200, they had only 500 men wounded to our 1,500. The list of the wounded has been increased since to over 3,000 men, who are lying in the Principe Alfonso, Mercedes and other hospitals here. CUBANS PROTEST. DEWEY CALLS GERMANS DOWN. the Countries Were Very Glad to Accept Terms of AmcrlcuiiB. WASHINGTON, July 25.—Gen. Shafter reports that a colonel of the Spanish arrived at Santiago to investigate the report that Santiago had surrendered and that the forces at Guautanamo had been included. They will be very glad to accept the terms of surrender. There are 0,000 men at Guantauamo. They are short of rations and Shafter will begin feeding them at once. The general said he would send an officer to receive the surrender. Wants to An mil Contract. WASHINGTON, July 35.—George Osgood Lord has brought suit in the supi-eme court against the Campagnfe Transatlantique Espanola, J. M. Ccballos, agent, who, in behalf of the Spanish line, made the bid for transporting 25,000 defeated dons from .Santiago to Spain at 855 for officers and 820 for enlisted men. The ground for the suit is that the contract is against public policy and gives aid and comfort to an enemy of the United States. Technically, Mr. Lord sues for 8100,000 damages, but the real object is to secure the annulment of the contract. Governor of Santiago. SANTIAGO, July 33.—General Wood, of the Rough Riders, has been appointed military governor of .Santiago, succeeding General McKibbin, who is on the sick list. Clearing the streets and burying dogs and horses whose remains have been lying- in the streets for days and weeks has begun. Other methods to improve the sanitary condition of the city are being taken. Grave Situation at Manila. LONDON, July 35.—A special dispatch from Madrid ssvys that Gen. Augusti, captain general of the Philippines, has telegraphed to the government as follows: "The Americans are about to attack Manila. Grave events are impending/] Bryan's Reglnient. JACKSONVILLE, Fla,. July 23.—The Third regiment of Nebraska volunteers, in command of Col. William J. Bryan, arrived here on six special trains Bryan's regiment will be encamped at Panama Park, five miles from the city. Peace Negotiations Opened. LONDON, July 33.—The Madrid correspondent of the Daily Mail says: "Sonor Sagasta told a representative of El Imparcial that the government had already entered itpon the preliminary stage of peace negotiations." Second Expedition Arrives nt Manila. WASHINGTON, July 23.—Admiral Dewey announces the arrival of the second fleet of transports—the Zealandia, Colon and Senator, which sailed from San Francisco June 15 with 3,580 men. Miles Off the Coast of Hayti. WASHINGTON, July 23.—Gen. Miles reports from Mole St. Nicholas that his expedition is moving along well. A neat little brush is attached to the tail of the glow worm, and it is used to keep clean that part of the insect from which the light gleams, so as to make it more distinctly visible. No one has yet been able to explain why glow \voruas are so much more brilliant just before a storm than at any other time. In the past ten years tlie merchant marine of Germany has doubled, while that of England has increased only fifty per cent. Electricity is used to illuminate some of the catacombs of Rptne, ajul it will soon be introduced in all the catacomb* of that city. Meeting Held nt Santiago to Discuss Theli Grievances. SANTIAGO, July 35.—The Cubans here resent General Shafter's attitude in ignoring General Garcia and refusing to allow the Cuban troops to enter Santiago or to consult General Garcia on the terms of surrender of the city. Shafter's reply to Gareia's letter of protest, saying the war was between the United States and Spain, irrespective of Cuba's individual interests, and President McKinley's instruction with reference to the administration of the surrendered district are interpeted as a tacit avowal of America's intentions to annex the island. A meeting was held to discuss the matter and it is probable a protest was drawn up which will be presented. FEVER IS ABATING. Want* to Kno* Whether Are at Peace or NEWYonK, July 20.— The World's Manila special of July 14, by the way of Hong Kong, China, says. ''Admiral Dewey sent a message to the German admiral recently to inquire whether America and Germany are at peace or war. If they are at peace he demanded that the German warships pursue a different course. If they are at war he wantel to know it, so he conld gov? ern himself accordingly. Dewey was prompted to send this peremptory message by the action of the German cruiser Irene in preventing the insurgent attack upon the Spanish garrison at Subig- bay, which greatly displeased him. Admiral Von Diedrichs. in command of the Gertnrn fleet in the Pacific, returned a verbal answer which was apologetic in tone to Dewey, stating that he objected to the Americans stopping a German ship which had been in tint bay once and had been visited. The German ships have made a practice of coming into Manila and then making trips outside the bay, cruising among the islands and returning in two o» three days. The German contention is that a ship should not be stopped after the first time. Admiral Dewey replied that Manila was a blockaded port and that he would continue to have all ships communicated with when he desired, whether on the first or the hundredth time of entering the bay. The German admiral responded, still objecting and saying that he would submit the question to the senior officers of his other war'•ships. WANT TO BE ANNEXED. Porto Itlcun Itobnls Will Offer No Resistance to American Invasion. INKW YO'HK, July 33.— P. Dccastro, one of the prominent members of the Porto Rican junta in this city, when asked as to the attitude of the junta, said: "When the junta was organized we, were pledged to secure the inde- dence of the island. That was more than two years ago. Such a thing as annexation was not discussed because Spain was not at war with America. Since the war, however, all of our people are with America. At a meeting on J uly 13, we decided to assist the United States unconditionally. The majority of us are in favor of annexation. Any talk of the revolutionary party in Porto Rico resisting the inva« sion of the Americans is nonsense." Shafter Sends Report of Yellow Fever Situation at Santiago. WASHINGTON, July 25.—A report from General Shafter shows that the yellow fever is abating. He says: "No deaths at fronthavebeen reported as yet. The situation is not alarming, though there are many sick with fever, about 1,500. Only a small part of those sick are down with yellow fever, about 10 per cent, 150 in all. Slight changes of all the troops have been made to get them on f resli ground and the artillery and cavalry have been moved about three miles." Watching for Watson's Squadron. GIBRALTAR, July 25.—Admiral Cn- mara's fleet is said now to be at Cartagena. A French squadron is reported to be cruising between the Canary islands and the Cadiz coast. The British 'battleship. Illustrious will sail from Gibraltar for Tangier shortly, supposedly to represent England at the gathering of warships occasioned by the expected coming of the American squadron under Commodore Watson. German Ambassador at White House. WASHINGTON, July 23.—The German ambassador yesterday called on the S resident and the secretary of state, othing is known of the purpose of his visit, but at this time of the year it is regarded as extraordinary. Another Transport Leaves for Manila. SAN FBANCISCO, July 24.—The steamer Rio Janeiro, bearing two battalions of South Dakota volunteers, and recruits for the Utah light artillery and a detachment of the signal corps, sailed yesterday for Manila. HRKVIT.IKS. MILES GETS AWAY. Afte* TAKE FIHM STAND, Started From Blfooney, Cuba, Considerable Delay. WASHING-TON, July 22.—General Miles, leading the military expedition against Porto Rico, started at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon from Siboney* Cuba, for the point on the island of Porto Rico where it is the intention that the troops shall land. It is expected that General Miles will wait at some appointed spot on the route foi the expeditions from Tampa, Newport News and New York to fall into his column. These expeditions are already under way, some of them with two or three days' start of General Miles, sc that the delay should not be verj great. After all the trouble about the naval convoy and the first conclusion of the naval authorities that none was necessary, the strength of that now furnished is surprising. It consists oi the battleship Massachusetts, the protected cruiser Cincinnati, the g-unboat. Annapolis, the auxiliary cruisers Gloucester. Wasp, Dixie and Leyden. Secretary Alger believes that General Miles, on the Yale, will arrive at the destination Sunday morning, with 3,000 men under his immediate command. A day later will come 4,000 men on transports, and the day following that 3,500 more. Whether the landing will be deferred until the arrival of this entire force or whether General Miles will take the initiative and hoist the flag himself on Porto Rican soil is left to the discretion of that officer. Gen. Schwan's brigade, comprising the Fifth, the Eleventh and Nineteenth United States infantry, a splendid body of trained soldiers, sailed from Tampa yesterday to join Gen. Miles, and if the Porto Rican expedition is not an immediate success it will not be for lack of disposition in the war department to supply every requisite. CHARLESTON, S. C., July SI.—Wit! 1 bands playing and 30,000 people cheering, the first expedition to follow Gen. Miles to Porto Rico got away from here at 7 o'clock last evening. The expedition is under command of Major General J. H. Wilson and will, when complete, consist of the Second and Third Wisconsin, the Sixteenth Pennsylvania regiments and two companies of the Sixth Illinois. Each of the ships carries a large quantity of supplies and on the No. 21 there are 1,000 head of mules and the wagon train of Geh. Wilson's division. OURS FOR ALL TIME. It is announced, that the output of smokeless powder for the navy department is steadily increasing, and the ordnance bureau is receiving more than 8,000 pounds of powder daily for the big guns. Havana dispatch: "Seven American warships heavily bombarded Mauzau- illo recently. Three steamers of the Menendez line were set on fire. Several gunboats that were in the harbor issued for the defense of the town, but were stranded. The result of the bombardment is not known here." Santiago dispatch: The fact impressed more and more every day on the American officers and men is the increasing strained relations between the Americans nnd Gareia's Cubans. Indeed, the situation has now reached a point where there is pra.otica.lly no communication between the armies itnd the'iT relations border on those of hostilities rather thun allies. The Cubans were particularly angered by Shafter's refusal to allow the Cubans to enter Santiago when it surrendered, in order to prevent them from looting It, as they did Bniquh'i, Siboney and I'hu United Stiiti-s Will Seek to Restrain Agulnnldo. WASHINGTON. July 23.—General Anderson, at Cavite, has sent a message saying that Aguinaldo has declared a dictatorship and martial law over the Philippines, .something that gsive the cabinet food for consideration at their regular meeting. There was no disposition to force any issue with the insurgent chief at this time, but it is pretty well understood that he will not, be allowed to commit the United Stales government in the future treatment of the Philippine question. Whore Spanish Troops Will Laiul. WASHINGTON, July 25.—General Shafter reports that he has received a letter from General Toral saying the Spanish secretary of war desires the troops landed at Vigo, Corunna, on the Atlantic, and Sartttander, in the Bay of Biscay. The request of the Spanish government will be complied with, unless something unforeseen should prevent. Powers W^mlcl Object. •' LONDON, July 33.—The Berlin correspondent of the Daily News says: "The powers, with the exception of Great Britain, have agreed not to allow an American annexation of the Philippines or an Anglo-American protectorate over the islands." lilockade Runner Captured. Kiev WEST, July 24.—The British steamer Rcmulas, 1,000 tons, was captured by the gunboat Hawk near Sa- «u:i La Grauda, province of Santa Clara and brought to Key West. She had landed her cargo at Sagua La Gi-anda. IOWA PATENT OFFICE REPORT. DES MOINKS, July 25.—M. A. Oppen- hoini, of Des Moines. (popularly known as "Col. Oppy") has applied for a copyright for a p'uzzlu entitled "The Battle of Santiago.' 1 A limited degree of invent ioji is not a bar to a patent. Some simple devices have a high degree of utility. Degree of utility may be limited and yet wan-ant the issue ot a patent for the invention. To decide what is patentable invention and not mere mechanical skill is sometimes difficult. In one instance an examiner declared there was -'absolutely nothing patentable'' in a simple device, and upon appeal to the board of exam- iners-in-chiof his decision was reversed and a patent grant sd. In numerous Seml-Ofllcial Statement as to the Future of New Possessions. WASHINGTON, July 21.—An authoritative declaration has been made that Porto Rico will be held as a permanent possession of this country as a price of the war. The subjoined is practically an official statement made to the Associated Press: "Porto Rico will be kept by the United States. That is settled and has been the plan from the first. Once taken it will never be released. It will pass forever into the hands of the United States. Therc- never has been any other thought. Its possession will go toward making up the heavy expense of the war to the United States. Our flag, once run up there, will float over the island permanently." The same authority says the future of the Philippines is a matter of developemcnt; that so far there is no certain policy finally adopted re • garding these islands. They are subject to developments in the war situation in the Pacific. It was intimated, however, though not definitely asserted, that theLadrone islands might follow the fate of Porto Rico and become our permanent possession, being valuable as a coaling and supply station for our ships wlieu en route to eastern Asia. instances the only sure w.iy of deter Expedition to Nipo Successful. WASHINGTON, July 33.—Admiral Sampson reports that a naval expedition to Nipe, on the north const of Cuba opposite Santingo, has been successful, and that the Spanish cruiser defending that place was destroyed. It is the purpose of the administration to establish a base there, as it will save time in getting- supplies into Cuba and form a good poiutof operations against Holquin. Grosvenor Goes to England. COIAIMHUS, July 33. Congressman Charles H. Grosvenor will sail from New York Tuesday. Grosvenor will spend a week in London, returning home August 30. Because of his relations with President McKinley it has been freely said that his visit is in connection with the Anglo-American alliance, but he claims the trip is only for rest and recreation. ; mining whether a patent can be ob tained is to file and prosecute, an application. Opinions and advice free upon all inventions submitted to us for examination. THOMAS G. Onwio & Co., Solicitors of Patents. The highest masts of sailing- vessels are from 100 to 180 feet high and spread from 00,000 to 100,000 square feet of canvas. G. W. Eve, M, D., of Tennessee, has named his baby boy Dewey Eve, and u baby girl born in St. Louis on the Fourth has been named Schlcyette, The Teacher—What happens when a man's temperature got>s down as far as it can go? The Smart Boy™IIe has cold feet, ma'am, \ Fence wires cau be stretched by a new machine which has an extension to brace against a post while a crank is being turned to wind up a rope attached to the wire by a clamp. Another Garrison Surrenders. WASHINGTON. July 35.—Shaftor reports that the Spanish forces at Stiu Luis and Palma have surrendered. There were 3.350 men at those places, all on the verge of starvation, and all seemetl delighted, at the prospects of returning lumio, Shutter Thanks Troops. SANTIAGO, July 35.—General Shaftet has issued an address to his troops commending- their heroic work beforo Santiago. Electricity can travel 200,000 miles in a second. The shovel-fish it. so-called because it ttses its nose to turn over the mud at the bottom of the sea, in quest of the worms and small shell-fish on which it feeds. After experimenting for ten years, Mr. Fetisoff, an amateur botanist of Voronezh, Russia, has succeeded in cultivating roses which are of a pure- black tint. Our cavalrymen, when possible, choose horse:* which have broad foreheads, as tho.v learn their drill more quickly thun horses with narrow foreheads.

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