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IN IOWA CITV COUNCIL IN RtOT. Mayor Craig and three Aldermen Mobbed by Cltlrona. KfcOKUK, August 11.—One man shot, the mayor and several aldermen chased by infuriated citizens and the town wild With excitement. This was the end of the council meeting at Montrose. William Spain, ex-city marshal, tofts shot at several times and one shot hit him in the thigh, making a wound that is Serious but probably not dangerous. After being hit he charged Marshal J. H. Lambert, who fired at him, and badly used up the latter. Mayor Craig came to the aid of Lambert and hit Spain with a cane, where- tlpoa the crowd started for the mayor, who jumped from a window and escaped, after being roughly handled. The crowd 'then gave their attention to three aldermen who opposed their Bide and two of them were handled pretty roughly, one being wounded. The cause of the trouble has been the strict enforcement of the Sunday laws by the mayor. The marshal was removed and an alderman's place was declared vacant. The opposition to the mayor and the majority of the council declared they were running things to suit themselves; in defiance of the rights of a large majority of the citizens and property owners. The other side say the respectable element is being bulldozed by people who care little for law. KKOKUK, August 12.—Mayor Craig and Marshal Lambert waived examination at the preliminary hearing and were bound over to the grand jury in $100 bonds. A petition is being circulated asking the mayor and all the aldermen to resign. WPM* MB. MOlMDft AMO»A. IOWA. WttDjnBSDA*. AUGUST 17. 1898, VANCLEVE BURGLARS, Jury JUDITH JORGENSON'S ARTICLES Favorite loiva Writer Resumes Work for the "News." DES MOINKS, August 10.—Mrs. Ella H. Durley, (Judith Jorgenson) whose articles in the Des Moines News have appeared only occasionally since the death of her husband in 1807, is again delighting the people of Iowa by daily articles in the News. The low price of the Daily News (SI a year, 75 cents for six months) places these charming papers within the reach of all. Iowa Man Killed at Alaulla. COUNCIL BLUFFS August 13.—The name of P. J. Lewis of this city appears among the list of United States soldiers killed in the recent engagements with the Spaniards before Cavite, Manila bay. He was shot during a desultory skirmish on the night of August 3. Mr. Lewis was a member of the First Nebraska regiment of volunteers, having enlisted with the Thurston Rifles of Omaha at the time of the first call for troops. He endeavored to secure a membership in the Council Bluffs company but was rejected because he had never had ence in drilling. Mr. Lewis two Suspects Held to the Grand —One Released. MABSBALLTOWN, August 14.—Frank Hilton, Jim Ryan and Dick Kendall, who were arrested on suspicion of being the parties who blew open the safe and robbed the grain office of J. C. Millhouse & Company, at Vanoleve, on the night 6f July 29, were given their preliminary hearing in Justice Burritt's court. Hilton proved an alibi, several persons from Gifford testifying he was in that town the day before, the night of and the day following the burglary. Ryan, who was arrested at Mag Johnson's house in Gifford, was bound over, as several persons testified to seeing him in Vancleve the day of the burglary and he answered the description of one of the. men who ran out of the office at the time of the burglary. Dick Kendall, the wounded suspect, who was captured at Jewell Junction, after trying to kill the marshal, was positively identified by Dr. Marshall, of Eldora, as having been brought to his office by the notorious Johnson woman for treatment the Monday following the burglary. He is the man who was shot by E. L. Hampton as the burglars were making their escape. He was bound over. The, public is satisfied that a bad gang of burglars, who have been operating in this vicinity for months, has been apprehended. ALL OFE1( THE WORLD COMPLIMENTS ArJ ARMISTICE ORDERED. President Issues a Proclamation to That Effect. WASHINGTON, August 13.—With simplicity in keeping with republican institutions, the war which has raged between Spain and the United States for a period of three months and twenty-two days was quietly terminated at twenty-three minutes past 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, when Secretary Day, for the United States, and M. Cambon, for Spain, in the presence of President McKinley, signed a protocol which will form the basis of a definite treaty of pence. The president issued the following proclamation immediately after the signatures had been affixed to the protocol: Send* a Twelve-Inch Shell Crashing Into the San Francisco. KET WEST, A».gust 15.—The flagship San Francisco, the monitor Mianton- omah and the auxiliary yacht Sylvia were fired upon by the Havana batteries Friday. One 10 or 12-inch shell struck the San Francisco's stern as she turned to get away out of range and tore a hole about a foot in diameters completely wrecking Commodore Howell's quarters and smashing his bookcase to fragments. Nobody was injured and, being under orders not to attack the batteries, the ships retreated as fast asi their engines would carry them. CARLIST WAR IMMINENT. Is SICK OF FIFTY-SECOND. experi- was a Increase of Forty-eight In Twenty-four Hours at Chlckamanga. CHICKAMAUOA PARK, Ga., August 15. —The sick list in the Fifty-second Iowa continues to increase at an alarming rate. -Yesterday's report shows 185 sick in quarters and sixty-eight in the ai vision hospital, an increase of 48 over Thursday. It is expected that today's report will show an increase of at least Sfty sick in the regiment. The hospitals are already overcrowded and it has Become almost linpossl me'to properly eare for the sick men. About forty Iowa men who arc now in the division hospital will be furloughed and sent home within three days in order to make room for others. The Third battalion, which marched to the range for three days' target practice, left ninety sick men in quarters. ASSESSMENT RETURNS. All Now In the Hands of Auditor McCarthy. DES MOINKS, August 13.—All of the assessment returns for the state have been received by Auditor McCarthy. The^total for the state is8544,100,000, a net increase of about 59,000,000 from last year. The total personal property assessment is 988,000,000, a reduction from last j'ear of about $7,500,000. The realty assessment was decreased about $3,500,000, and the railway assessment increased 8113,000. The reduction in the personal assessment is accounted for by the change in the basis of assessment from 33% per cent to 35 young unmarried maujand had no relatives in the vicinity. Dnbuquc Enamel Works. DUBUQUK. August 12.— TheDubuque enameling works has been awarded the contract for making the government 50,000 pieces of enamel ware for use in the navy. Previous to the last war they filled an order for 15,000 pieces. The new contract provides for" cups, saucers and bowls. Sixty men are constantly at work and every effort is being made to get the goods out as quickly as possible. Captain M. E. Irwin, superintendent of the works is In Epck Island, where he is conferring with the ordnance officer at the arsenal there, with a view to determining the practicability of manufacturing canteens of enamel. Valuable Mineral Deposits. ANGUS, August 13.—Some of the citizens of Angus are of the impression that there has been a wonderful discovery on the Ditehburn farm, about one and a half miles southwest of here. Some of Ditchburn's help was prospecting a few clays ago, and down abput ten or fifteen feet struck a six- foot vein of red shale. The substance is said to be mineral paint of a superior quality, and worth S40 a ton. Ditchburn also has a vein of coal and rock, which has but recently been discovered near the same place. Killed by a Train. COLFAX, August 13.—The west-bound flyer struck and killed David Davidson. a farmer residing two miles southwest of Colfax, while he was in the act of crossing the track with his team and wagon, both horses being killed and the wagon demolished. The coroner was immediately summoned and found that he came to his death as above . stated. Mr. Davidson was a married roan and leaves a wife and some small %&! children. per cent. Maynard Tragedy Cloiirocl Up. MAYNARD, August 14.—Facts have come to light regarding the recent tragedy at this place in which the 8- year-old son of John Berchers lost his life, which show that the fatal shot was not fired by a bicyclist, as reported, but by the boy's own brother. • A younger brother of the dead boy, upon being questioned closely, admitted that he shot his brother while playing with his father's revolver. Being afraid of punishment, and seeinn- a bicyclist ride by, he told the story of the killing of the boy by a bicyclist. If the bicyclist had fallen into the hands of the farmers he might have been lynched. Murder nt Talleyrand. SIQOURNEY, August 15.—At Talleyrand, Jacob Gier shot and killed Matt Mohrain. Five bullets from Gier's revolver found lodgment in Mohrain's body. The two men had not been on good terms for some time. Mohrain went to Gier's house and was ordered away by Gier, who followed him down the walk, and, it is alleged, struck him several times with his fists. At the gate Mohrain turned and struck Gier with a lantern. Then Gier drew a revolver and tired five shots. Two produced tatal wounds, one passing through Mohrain's neck and t-he other lodging in his body. Burglars at Anthon. Sioux dry, August 13,—Safe crackers made a haul of about $300 worth of jewelry from the store of A. J. Me- Mahon & Sons at Anthon. IOWA CONDKNSKD, "By the President of the United States of America: "A Proclamation. "Whereas. By a protocol concluded and signed August 13, 1S08, by William 11. Day, secretary of state of the United States, and his excellency Jules Cambon, ambassador extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary of the republic of France, at Washington, respectively representing for this purpose the government of the United States and the government of Spain, the United and Spain hare formally agreed upon the terms on which negotiations for the establishment of peace between the two countries shall be undertaken; and. "Whereas, It is in said protocol agreed that upon its conclusion and signature hostilities between the two countries shall be suspended, and that notice to that effect shall be given as soon as possible by each government to the commanders of its military and naval forces; "Now, therefore, I, William McKinley, president of the United States, do in accordance with the stipulations of •the protocol, declare and proclaim on the part of the United States a suspension oc hostilities, and do hereby command that orders be immediately given through the proper channels "to the commanders of the military and naval forces to abstain from all acts inconsistent with this proclamation. "In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. '/Done at the city of Washington, this twelfth day of August, in the year of our Lord one thousand, eight hundred and ninety-eight, and of the independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-third. „_ ., "William McKinley. 'By the President: "William R. Day, Secretary of State." A copy of the above proclamation has been cabled to our army and navy commanders. Spain will cable her commanders like instructions. The protocol provides: "1. That Spain will relinquish all claim of sovereignty over ancl title to Uprising In the Province of Castcllon Growing Serious. MADRID, August 15.—The Carlist rising in the province of Castellon de la Piana, which at first was regarded as unimportant, is a great deal more serious than the government cares to admit. Troops are pouring into the district and the censorship has been revived in the most vigorous manner. Several of the most advanced newspapers have abandoned publication, the authorities striking out practically every lina of news in their columns. CAMPAIGN IN PORTO RICO. For Any Offen«i*«t Movement That Bnoma be Mad* Against Her. j NEW YORK, August 13.—The Trib-, une's Gibraltar special says: "To a military observer it is perfectly evi-; dent that the fortifications recently' completed by the Spanish engineer officers and which are now receiving their armaments are especially directed against any offensive movement from Gibraltar. The Spanish government is thus not only taking serious precautions against any possible Anglo- American combination near Gibraltar, but is profiting by the last days of the American war to finish a formidable line of works confronting Gibraltar which, if done in ordinary times of peace, might be interpreted as a menace to England and cause demands for explanation." FROM SHAFTER. Philip, An Engagement With Spaniards at May- agucz—Two Americans Killed. WASHINGTON, August 12.—General Miles reports from Ponce that a dispatch was received from General Schwan, saying he had an engagement near Mayaguez with a large Spanish force, in which two privates were killed. Lieutenant Riley was wounded in the foot. Schwan's brigade defeated the Spaniards, who retreated in the direction of Lares, while the Americans entered Mayaguez. CUBANS SATISFIED. and Will Accept Terms of Protocol Cease Hostilities. WASHINGTON, August 15.—The war department has been advised through the Cuban junta that the Cuban insurgents will accept the terms of peace oi the protocol between the United States and Spain and that hostilities will cease on their part. "3. That Porto Rico and other Spanish islands in the West Indies and an island in the Ladrones, to be selected by the United States, shall be ceded to the latter. "3. That the United States will occupy and hold the city, bay and harbor oi Manila, pending the conclusion of a treaty of peace, which shall determine the control, disposition and jrov- ernment of the Philippines. "4. That Cuba, Porto Rico and other Spanish Islands in the West Indies shall be immediately evacuated, and that commissioners, to be appointed within ten days, shall, within thirty days from the signing of the protocol, meet at Havana and San Juan respectively, to arrange and execute the details of the evacuation. "5. That the United States and hpain will each appoint not more than live commissioners to negotiate and conclude a treaty of peace. The commissioners are to meet in Paris not later than October first. '•(). On the signing of the protocol, hostilities will be suspended, and notice to that effect will be given as soon as possible by each government to the commanders of its military and naval forces." • Immediately after the president's proclamation had been signed orders were issued to Generals Miles, Merritt and Shatter to suspend hostilities. Orders will follow directing Merritt to confer with the Spanish commandant at Manila to carry out the terms of the protocol and to occupy Manila immediately. Miles will be ordered to put himself in communication with the chief authority in Porto Rico so that the Americans can occupy San Juan and other points at once. Owing to conditions in Cuba Shafter's orders will be much different. Admirals Uewey and Sampson were ordered to raise the blockade of Manila and of Porto Rico and Cuba, and the most of .Sampson's fleet was ordered north Accidentally Killed. FOET DODGE, August 11.— Jack Reynolds was accidentally killed while cleaning! a revolver. The weapon was accidentally discharged, the bullet passing through his heart. He was an expert with fire arms, being the best shot anywhere around here. Fell From Depot Roof. ATLANTIC, August 13.— JimMcCowrt, of Atlantic, one of the bridge carpenters assisting in repairing the roof of Pip-Qbicago, Rock Island & Pacific flepot at Mawe, fell from the roof and kid $ hip fractured. He was also hurt internally. Corp* starts. Or., Augu^ 0.-~The 12th f J£».al ffovw, after a. twelve W }J$ march,, apd Burglars broke into the county jail at Carroll recently carried off sheriff Nestle's pantaloons and vest, securing a fine gold watch and some money, then went to police headquarters and blew open the office safe. They got but little booty at the latter place. The Sheriff got on their trail and followed the thieves to Ames, where he secured his watch, it having been pawned or sold to a second hand store. From Ames the officer proceeded to Marshalltown, hoping to obtain further trace of the burglars and his money An accident occurred a few days ago abput a mile west of Boone, whereby Ernest Fitch, the little sou of Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Fitch, lost his life. Mr. and Mrs. Fitch ancl children and Mr, and Mrs. Stivers were on their way to the river, when the team became frightened and ran away, throwing the little boy put, John Miller a wealthy farmer, four Wiles east of Independence, was ve- centty billed fa B runaway. TJie over bis heaj* ci'W.lWBg toft ttw w * Hobsou's Father is Honored. WASHINGTON, August 13.—The president has appointed Judge J. M. Hobson, father of Lieutenant Hobson, of Merrimac fame, postmaster at Greensboro, Ala. Mr. Hobson is a democrat, ancl the nomination was made at the earnest request of his republican fellow townsmen as a mark of feeling. Madrid Papers In Mourning. MADRID, August 15.—El Pais today prints the text of the protocol signed by the United States and Spain with mourning borders, and says: "Spain, without colonies, is reduced to the roleot a third rate power." El Imparcial says: "Peace will not bring to Spain even the rest she so much needs after threo years and a half of war." El Nacion says bitterly: "If Spain had at at least been vanquished only after a furious and heroic struggle she could resign herself. Peace with the United States will only be a momentary respite from our misfortunes." The Pope's Condition Critical. BERLIN, August 15.—The Rome correspondent of the Cologne Gazette says: "The condition of the pope no longer admits of disguise. His health has gradually gone from bad to worse and his holiness is now a decrepit old man who rarely speaks,.. His voice is of the weakest; thinking tires him and prayers confuse him. He has been observed to commence the same prayer ten times without noticing the repetitions. Cardinal Rampolla, papal secretary of state, conducts all Vatican business." The Army in Porto KIco. PONCK, Porto Rico, August 15.—The peace news has stopped all forward movement of the American army in Porto Rico. General Wilson, at Coamo, and General Schwan, at Mayaguez, will remain at those places. Gen. Henry, who is at Utnado, will return to Adjuntas, and General Brooke who hail advanced beyond Guayama, will return to that town. General Miles expects to do nothing, pending the arrival at San Juan of the peace commissioners. Garcia Suspends Operations. NEW YORK. August 13.—The World's Santiago de Cuba special says: "Jack York, of the Pennsylvania, who has been serving with Garcia, the Cuban general, arrived here and reports that Garcia has suspended operations for thirty days and given his men permission to go home, with instructions to report to him at the end of that period." URKVITIKS. Movement of the Troops From Santiago to the North. WASHINGTON, August 13.—The war' department has received the following' from General Shatter: "The St. Louis left during the night of the llth, with the Tenth infantry and two companies, 1 Seventy-first New York. The St. Paul' should have left Guantanamo last night or this morning with the Second infantry, four companies of the Seventy-first New York and General Kent' with his headquarters. The Mortino' left yesterday with the Twenty-first' infantry. The Rio Grande with Col.' Sargent's regiment on board has just arrived." Sargent's regiment is the Second immunes. Colombia Given Eight Months. _ WASHINGTON, August 12.—By exer< cising the good offices of the United States tactfully, Secretary Day probably succeeded in averting a severe crisis in <he relations between Italy and Colombia growing out of the Cerruti affair. A cablegram was received at the state department from Rome saying thatoutof regard for the United States the Italian government had telegraphed Admiral Candinana, at Carthagena, Colombia, to give the Colombian government eight months' timo in which to settle with Cerruti's creditors under the terms of President Cleveland's award. While Colombia has not been heard from in acceptance of this proposition, it is not doubted here that it will be accepted. China Yields to Russia. LONDON, August 12.—The Pekin correspondent of the Times says: "The Chinese foreign office has given formal assent to all conditions imposed by the Russian charge d'affaires, M. Pavloff, regarding the contract for the Niu- Chwang rail way extension loan. These conditions are in direct condu;; wit^ the terms of the signed ecu tract."" The Times, commenting on the dis- patuh, says: "Pavloff has knocked the bottom out of the British concessions. 1 his news makes short work of all of Mr. Balfour's demonstrations on the subject of the 'open door.' " No More Will Be Sent to the pines Unless Asked For. WASHINGTON, August 15.—No troops will be sent to General Mer-ritt unless he asks for them. It is believed at the war department that the lo ooo men now there are sufficient to gar rison Manila and the ground which the United States for the present will occupy. All of the troops that were with General Shafter in the Santiago campaign will be out of Cuba by Friday of this week. General Shafter will accompany the men to Montauk Point. There will remain at Santiago five regiments of immunes to do gar rison duty. It is yet possible that a battery will be sent to Santiago to take the place of the batteries which are to be removed. General Miles has about 15,000 men in Porto Rico. They will be sufficient for the occupation of the island and perhaps more than are needed after the Spanish evacuate. The remainder of the troops will remain in the various camps to which they have been assigned for the present, though something may be done looking towards diminishing the number when it becomes apparent tha< they are no longer needed. BATTLE NEAR MANILA. Two Hundred Spaniards and Eleven ; ,. Americans Killed. SAN FBANCISCO, August 10.—Cavite, August 6, via Hong Kong.—Three transports which sailed from San Francisco with Merritt, but were delayed at Honolulu, arrived to-day. The monitor Monterey also arrived. The American forces engaged the enemy before Malate last Sunday night and compelled them to retreat with heavy losses. Our troops lost thirteen killed and forty-seven wounded. The fighting lasted four hours. The American troops engaged were a part of the Tenth Pennsylvania, First California, and Third regular artillery. The Spanish led in the attack by attempting to dislodge our troops by a flanking movement from the strong position they have been holding near the enemy's lines. The position is still held by our troops. A Manila special dated July 31 says that Battery A, Utah, also engaged in the fight. It says the American losses were nine killed and forty-four wounded. The Spanish losses were upward of two hundred killed and three hundred wounded. Minnesota Homesteads. WASHINGTON, August 13.—Three hundred and sixty thousand acres of land will be restored to the publift domain in Minnesota, and on October 5 next entries for homestead titles can be made. The laud is in the Duluth and Crookston districts and is a part of tne i^eci Lake Indian reservation The area of ground involved comprises sixteen townships. Cholera at Itlndras. MADRAS, August 15.—Cholera is epidemic here. Between Monday morn- .nsr and Friday night there were fifty- five deaths from the disease, fatalities prior to the day first mentioned having been a hundred nnd seventeen. IOWA PATENT OFFICE REPORT. DES MOINES, August 15.-J. A. Merritt, of Des Moines, the sedate, studious attorney, has surprised his friends bv a display of poetical genius in the production of a poem that deserves to rank with Longfellow's "Hiawatha » and is entitled "Tama," an apt and pleasing commingling of romance, legendry and facts in Iowa history relating to the Tama Indians that vet have their representatives in Tama county The author has applied for a copyright-and the poem will be published in illustrated book Fired On Manzanlllo. SANTIAGO. August 15.— Advices were received by General Shafter to the effect that Manzanillo was bombarded Friday and Friday night and again Saturday morning-. General Shafter at once cabled to the Spanish commander at Manzanillo that peace had been declared and requesting him to advise the American commander of the fact under a flag of truce, which he did, and the shelling of the town ceased. MADRID, August 15.— Reports from Havana state that the bombardment of Manzanillo lasted from 3 o'clock until 9 in the evening and that attacks were made by the insurgents at various points. During the engagement fifteen Spaniards were killed. The American commander summoned the town to surrender, giving the authorities three hours in which to capitulate. good Russia to Have Dynamite Guns. ST. PETERSBURG, August 13. It is announced that in view of the success which attended the use of dynamite guns in Cuba, the minister of marine proposes to mount such weapons on the four Russian warships. Their use will be extended if they turn out satisfactory. A pail of water can be made to boil without fire, by constantly stirring it with a wooden paddle. This feat was recently performed in the physical laboratory at the John Hopkins University, and required five hours of nn- ceasing work with the paddle, Several fashionable and shapely young men in New York pity have ibeir clothes furaished free of expense ty th» popular tailprs. |t is expected that they w4J act as perambulating rod, tp The name of Theodore Roosevelt, of the Rough Riders; was prominently mentioned for the candidacy for governor of the state of New York at a meeting of the general committee of the republicans of the county of New York. A resolution favoring Governor Black was tabled. A recent dispatch from Washington says: In connection with the probable selection of Secretary Day as one of the peace commissioners, the important announcement can be made that he will at an early date retire from the office of secretary of state, and, after concluding his labors as a member of the commission, resume, the practice of law in Canton. It is announced that the Merritt & Chapman wrecking steamer Potomac has arrived at the scene of the battle of July 3, and visited the Cristobal Colon. The wreckers report her to be in a very bad situation and they fear that it is impossible to save her. Constantinople advices say: The Porte has replied to the American de- inand for compensation far losses sustained by American subjects during the Armenian, massacres. Tlj« reply samp as tbftt given to the other If p-ftdiatijif all f\CSf*tlts *i illustrated book form. "Fifr teen United States patents were issued T « T ln , ventors August 9, as follows-. lo U. L. Bonne}], of Donnellson, for a railway switch; to W. F. Brown, of Maquoketa, for a lawn sprinkler; to L. W. Carson, of Elma, for a motor; to J. C. Dukes, of Ellston, for a floor-lavinff machine; to W. D. Graves, of St. Augur, for a bag holder; to J. R. Hoit, of Des Moines, for a duplex clothes pin; to J A. Koontz, Centcrville, for a draft! cock; to A. A. Liridley, of Oskaloosa for n track sanding apparatus; to E. s' Manning, of Des Moines, for a signal lamp for railways, etc.; to J. C Perkins, of Inwood, for a roller attachment for sleighs; to G. F. Snider et al, ? V'r ? gc ' on> for a "'ashing machine- to M J. Stroud, of Paton, for a draft attachment for vehicles; to I A Weaver, of Oskaloosa, and R. M. Bo'ver' of iracy, for a well drilling machine- to J. F. Wessel, of Kellogg, for a bee hive; to J W. Wood, of Mwarden, for an extensible clothes line prop Free advice to all inquirers about securing, manufacturing, valuing and selling inventions. • fa . THOMAS G. OBWIG & Co., Proprietors of the Iowa Patent Office, Cupid's Stronghold. Josh—Guess that derned Ingersoll wan't never in love. Jake—What chu know about 'im? Josh—Nothin' 'cept thet he's tew dew away with churches won't hev no place to take home frum." Cost of the WASHINGTON, August 15.— Counting that the war has ended, it has lasted 114 days; expenses of actual war are $141,000,009; Americans killed, 379; Americans wounded, 1,405; Spaniards' killed (estimated), 3,199; Spaniards wounded (estimated), 3,748: Spanish war vessels destroyed, 35; American war vessels destroyed, 0. The teni- tory lost by Spain is Cuba, 41,055 square miles; Porto Rico, 3,070 square miles; Guam, 150 square miles; Philippines, 53,050 square miles. Prohablo Feace Commissioners. WASHINGTON, August 15.— Secretary Day, Senator Allison and Senator Gorman will in all probability be three of the commission, and Choate or Elihu either Joseph Root, of New York, will be another. Senator Davis, of Minnesota, will be offered a place on the commission, but it is expected he will decline and that the fifth man not an United States senator, will be selected. tryin' so %ve our gals Brute 1 to Sharp Battle Off Cuban Coast. KEY WEST, August 13.-0ne more name has been added to the small list of the navy's war victims. Emanuel Koulourie, a coal passer on the gunboat Bancroft, was instantly killed during a sharp engagement with Spanish riflemen in Cortis bay, on the south coast of the province of Pinar del Rio, August 3. The Spanish loss was un- aoubtedly severe. Helkes Defeats Gilbert. CmoAGo, August 15.-R. C. Heikes, of Day ton, 0., won the championship of America at trap shooting, his competitor being Fred Gilbert, of Spirit take, la. The shooting was at clay pigeons. Heikes got 140 against 137 for Gilbert out of a possible 150. The chief grave-digger at Westminster Abbey is George Hedger, who has S^^^^r" li ^y-«% h tyearsJ • , thajy-eight great men, including, Palmerston, Darwin, Herschel, Tennyson, Dickens and Gladstone "Did Some Experience. you yet anything out of that' of yours?" asked the interested' friend. "Yes," awwerefl the fortune: banter; «airt ana water till yw star.

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