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TM1 OPPM& DEB Al^ONA IOWA. WBPNB8DA*. ATOUS? 24, 1898. CUBUQUE MINES. , , A ... : BeolOgM think* tntonthed Or«M fcnrfc In Them. DES MOINES, August 10.— H. F. Bain, assistant state geologist, has returned from an extended stay in Dubuque. He and Prof. Samuel Calvin were investigating the lead and zinc mines of the state in that vicinity, the mines which once yielded large stores of minerals btit have since, been superceded by those farther west. Mr, Ban 3 work is practically finished though he may make a short trip or two in the fall. He was interested and pleased with his investigations in the lead and zinc fields. There is little mining being done now but he believes there are ores In the fields which have never yet been tonflhed and that they promise more in the future than they have in the past. He thinks the time has come •when the work must be done on a large ecale. NEWSBOYS ON A STRIKE. AME PErtSiSTENf* Wanted Paper* nt the State Price. DES MOINES, August 17.—The newsr boys of the Des Moines Daily News struck last week because the paper it sold to mail subscribers for 81 a year while sold in Des Moines for one cent a day or S3.13 a year. The boys buy the papers for 60 cents a hundred and sell them for 81 a hundred. The News people explained that they could not afford to reduce the price owing to the advanced cost of paper. The boys carried red flags and burned copies of the paper in the street, but soon returned to their allegiance. The News claimed that the strike was instigated by a rival paper. The Daily News continues its price of SI a year, 75 cents for six months, 50 cents for three months and 25 cents a month to mail subscribers. SEVERE STORM. Near Wind Does Considerable Damage Ames. AMES, August 22.—Story county was visited by a terrific wind storm and a three or four-inch fall of rain. The wind in the sections southeast and southwest of Ames did much damage. Several windmills, trees, a barn and a lew miles of telephone and telegraph wires are reported down. The corn in certain sections was laid flat and the crop badly damaged. Fire, caused by the striking of lightning, destroyed a barn containing over 150 tons of hay owned by Orran Shaw, northeast of Ames, and a barn containing hay, machinery and five horses, owned by Fred Thompson, east of Ames. FIVE SONS KILLED. Trying Hard to Get the Iowa Boys Bent to the Philippine*. SAW FRANCISCO, August 21. — In view of the hard work being done to get the Kansas and California troops to Manila, the officers of the regiment are doing their utmost to get Iowa sent. Urgent telegrams have been forwarded to each member of the Iowa delegation in congress, saying that Iowa has no representation, and asking that other troops be not preferred over Iowa, if Merritt needs more. All the leading officers met and discussed the question. They declare that the Iowa delegation, as politicians, have forgotten the state's volunteers completely, and allowed other states to push their troops to the front. Officers resent bitterly the inaation of the delegation, when it is plain that other states resort to political methods^ FORTY-NINTH AND FIFTIETH Majority Opinion of the Officers It Against Coming Home. JACKSONVILLE, August 22. — The officers of the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Iowa regiments were called together at the Fiftieth's headquarters to consider a telegram from Governor Shaw, saying: "Consult the officers of your command if it is to the best interest of the Iowa troops to be moved north temporarily." It occasioned much discussion, and a reply was sent declining the offer, saying it was not necessary to move the troops. A prominent field officer of the Fiftieth strenuously objected to this answer as being uu- true and contrary to the welfare and wishes of the men, of whom he says the officers aie the representatives. TO CAMP M'KINLEY. ALL OVER THE WORLD THE FALL OF MANILA. On« Were Sleeping: In a Hay Mow That Was Struck by lightning. • INDEPENDENCE, August 19. — The barn of Peter Foy, north of here, was struck by lightning. Five sons, the oldest of them 16 years of age. were sleeping in the hay mow and burned to death. Narrow Escape for Burglars. Sioux CITY, August 19. — Burglars •who blew open a safe at the little town of Anthon a few nights ago had a narrow escape from destruction. It now develops that ten pounds of dyna- 'mite was stored underneath the safe. The very thought of what might have happened to their town makes the residents of Anthon shudder when they think of it. The men blew open the safe with a fuse and powder, and the shock moved the strong box several inches on the floor. The dynamite had been placed under the safe by the owners of the store for safety, never thinking that it would be so near fire. The burglars escaped with 8350 worth of property and have not been caught. The explosive has now been removed outside the town. Fifty-second Iowa Ordered Home l-'rom Chlckiiraauga. DBS MOINF.S, August 20.—The Fifty- second regiment of Iowa infantry in camp at Chickamauga Park has been ordered to Camp McKinley. The following dispatch from Washington, D. C., was received by Governor Shaw: "Governor L, M. Shaw:—The Fifty second is ordered to Camp McKinley. "(Signed) CORBIN, Adjt. Gen." The order comes as the result of the appeal made by Governor Shaw to the president and surgeon general of the United States at Washington last Monday, to have the soldiers removed on account of unsanitary conditions at Chickamauga, and the governor is receiving congratulations on his success. Much Stock Killed. REIXBECK, August Sl.-rThe storm here yesterday morning was very severe and was accompanied by a terrific electi-ic display. A barn belonging to Charles Burgoon was struck by lightning and burned to the ground. Seventeen cows were killed. GniNNELT,, August 21.—Probably the hardest storm of the season passed over Grinnell yesterday morning. A large amount of water fell and the lightning was sharp and incessant. Some stock is reported killed by it. Dos Mollies Will Invite Koosevelt. DES MOINES, August 20.—Colonel "Teddy" Roosevelt will be invited to come to Des Moines and deliver an address tolowans during the carnival the first week in October. This has been decided by Norman Lichty, who immediately set strong influences to work to secure the colonel. It is also proposed to invite all Iowa volunteers for the Hispano-American war to meet here at that time for permanent organization. IOWA CONDKNSKD. Spanish Commander Was felvei* fioiir in "Which to Bartender. i WASHINGTON, August 16.—Th« following dispatch was received at the department of state at li:15 p. m., August 15, from Consul Wildman, at Hong Kong: Augusti says Dewey bombarded Manila Saturday; city surrendered unconditionally. Augusti was taken by Germans in launch to Kaiserin Augustin and brought to Hong Kong I credit report. HONG KONG, August 17.—Admiral Dewey gave General Augusti an hour in which to surrender at the time of the last demand, made on Saturday. General Augusti refused to comply The bombardment, which began at 9:30 n. m., was continued for two hours, and then the Americans stormed the trenches, sweeping all before them. Those within the walls attempted no resistance. The First Coloiado volunteers stormed the outer trenches and drovR the Spaniards into the second line of defenses. Then the American troops swept on, driving all the Spaniards into the inner fortifications, where the Spanish commander, seeing that further resistance was useless, hoisted the white flag and surrendered. The losses, American and Spanish, are not known. The Spaniards in the trenches probably numbered three thousand men. The American attacking forces numbered iO,000, and the Americans were better armed, better trained and in better condition. The foreign fleet watched the bombardment with acute interest. The, American warships engaged were the Olympia, Petrel, Raleigh, McCulloch, Boston, Monterey, Charleston and Baltimore. HONG KONG, August 18.—Advices from Manila say that on the morning of the battle Dewey's ships fired for au hour on the forts without any response, the batteries being turned on the American troops who were storming the Spanish trenches. The ships were then ordered to cease firing. The fighting in the trenches was most effective. Fifteen minutes after the Spaniards were driven to the second line of defences they were forced to retreat to the walled city, where, seeing the uselcssness of resistance, they surrendered, and soon afterward a white flag was hoisted over Manila. The Belgian consul at Manila, M Andre, boarded the Olympia and returned with an American lieutenant to the Spanish military governor, who agreed to surrender. General Merritt proceeded to the palace at 3:30 and there found the Spaniards formed in line. The troops surrendered their arms, but the officers were permitted to retain their swords. The American loss is reported to be six or eight killed and forty wounded. The Spanish loss was considerable, but the exact numbers are not obtainable. The trenches were filled with badly wounded Spaniards. The California Red Cross Society rendered valuable aid to the sick and wounded. Perfect order prevailed in Manila on the evening of August 13. As the Amaricans marched in, guards were placed around the houses of all foreigner^, in order tERMS MANILA CAPITULATION Agreement Between the American And Spanish Authorities. WASHi-.aTON, August 22.—Official announcement of the terms of capitulation agreed on at Manila reached the war department in a dispatch from Major General Merritt. It was the first notification, officially, of the nature of the stipulations, and embraced the complete terms in six articles. There is considerable difference of opinion as to the exact significance of the terms of capitulation, but the best opinion obtainable construed the language to embrace all Spanish possessions in the Philippines and not Manila alone. While the preamble specifically cites the functions of the commission to be "to determine the details ~f the capitulation of the city and defenses of Manila and its suburbs, and the Spanish forces stationed therein," it is pointed out that the word "suburbs" is an elastic expression, and the language of article 1, stating that the Spanish troops, both European and native, capitulate "with" the city and defenses, goes to emphasize this construction. This is the view expressed by war department officials, and considered in this light goes to confirm the pre.ss dispatches, stating the capitulation involves the whole Philippines. One unusual provision is embraced in the reference to the return of surrendered arms, the article providing for the return when the Spanish evacuate "or the American army evacuates." This, however, is a formal expression, and Secretary Alger showed that there need be no nlarm on that score by his statement, "There is no thought of the Americans evacuating." All the unsettled points in the terms of surrender will have to be finally determined by the president, though there is no doubt that he will approve whatever agreement General Merritt makes. The terms make no reference to the harbor and strictly provide for land occupation. Admiral Dewey, however, has made no report of the terms. The capitulation follows in some respects that at Santiago. WORD FROM DEWEY. The Spaniards will be enabled to march out of town with modified honors of war, depositing their arms, however, at some designated point, and officers retain their side arms. No present difficulty will be experienced in feeding the in,000 Spanish troops on the island, though more supplies may 'lave to be dispatched there later. REDUCING THE ARMY. V to prevent their being looted. MADRID COMMISSIONERS. Killed in a DAVENPORT, August 20. — As a result of a quarrel over a debt, William Miller is a corpse and his slayer, Charles Btegall, is nt large. Trouble has been brewing for some tune and culminated fatally when the two next met. Warm words were at first exchanged between the two men who afterward clinched. During the struggle which followed Stegall drew a knife and gave Miller hjs death blow. Both are colored. Held On a Murder Charge. BELLE PI-AINE, August 18. — In the preliminary examination of Sherman Wilcox for the murder of John Kasina the defendant was committed to jail under the charge of murder. The examination was held in Tamn, because it was not deemed advisable to take Wilcox to ChefseS while the people are wrought up. The evidence against \VilcQX was of a, dainaulner nature. Independence Ainu iilllod. August 19.— (1, 0. Wilson, of In4ependence, was killed by a Rook Island passenger train at Marnp. Wjlson was sleeping on a side-tracked freight train there, and awoke as the flyer Approached. Going to the rear, he became confused at the glaring headlight-pi the passenger, and think- Jpg a collision inevitable, ho jmrtped from the freight to the track in front of the approaching train. , Poisoned By Cuuued Goods, Ppflvguic, August 18.—Forty children poisoned by eating canned goods them »t a picnic dinner at Gar- jypwen, twenty miles westoJPubuc[ue. 09ndttion, was critical, but a ft* physicians worked with th,em, they ya »QW out of danger. •ft 3' 30ne day last week Conductor Madden and Engineer McGouigle, of the Chicago & Great Western, became involved in a fight at Sumner, the result of which is that Madden is not expected tolive and McGonigle is under arrest for attempted murder. The officers of the Fiftieth Iowa now at Jacksonville, Fla., were call ed together at the tent of Lieutenant Colonel Lambert, and a letter from Colonel Jackson was read, announcing that he had tendered his resignation, deeming such action only just to himself since peace hasbeen declared. This is the first public announement of his resignation. Colonel Jackson has been a member o'f the National Guard for nineteen years, and his loss will be deeply felt \>y the men of hiscoramand. 2 Governor Shaw called at the white house recently. lie was presented by Secretary of Agriculture Wilson, who drove over with him from the department and placed his carriage at the disposal of the governor, who had just reached Washington from a trip of inspection at Chickamauga and Jacksonville and also a visit to Fernandina, where the brigadier general represents the state. He paid his respects to the president and took occasion to report the condition of the Iowa troops in camp. He said in a general way that they were in a very fair shape, but made a number of suggestions looking to their convenience and comfort. He asked also how long it would be before their disbandment might be effected now that the peace protocol is a closed document, but the president hiinself has not now-'a fixed opinion on this point. Thomas Bros.' elevator, at Sheffield, buyned, a few nights ago, with 5,000 bushels of grain. The origin is un- Unowp. The Jinnher yard and. Ander- goo JJro$.' elevator were savect by hard work of the fire department. The members of the Fifty-second Iowa; volunteer have appealed to the and. the peopl^ of tow ,t° influence with the war do- the. rem,o.v,a,l Blanco to Head the Personnel Representing Spain in Cuba. LONDON, August 19.—The Madrid cor- respor Tent of the Daily Newssays that Generals Blanco, Castellanos and Leon and Admiral Mauterola have been appointed commissioners for Cuba, and Generals Macias and Ortega and Admiral Vallarino for Porto Rico, It is probable, the correspondent says, that Senor Leon y Castillo, the Spanish ambassador to France, will preside at the sessions of the Paris commission, feenor Morel's candidature is made possible by the hostile attitude of the press. BIQ RIOTS. Being Committed Within Spanish Lines at Porto Rico. PONCE, Porto Rico, August 19.— Reports are coming in from all directions of outrages committed within the Spanish lines. Doubtless many of these are exaggerated, but the rumors of massacres at Ciales are confirmed. Some natives there took refuge in the belfry of the cathedral and fired oa the Spanish troops, but' were overpowered and maahcted to the number of eighty. Spanish KvHcuutlon Commissioners MADRID, August 20.— The cabinet council decided to appoint General Gonzales Parado, second in command in Cuba; Rear Admiral Luis Pastor Landero, who succeeded Admiral Navarro, the Spanish commander in Cuban waters, and the Marquis dc Montor, minister of finance in the insular cabinet, as the commission oJ evacxiation of Cuba. The Porto Rican commission has not yet been appointed, •Worrying Over Manila's Full. MADRID, August 20. — The government has resolved to insist that the capitulation of Manila after the signing of the protocol shall have no effect on peace negotiations unfavorable to Spam. In any event the government hold^s that the capitulation having been signed by the commander of the town does not entail the surrender of the Phil ippines. _ Seventy-Five or One Hundred Thousand 1 lie Mustered Out. WASHINGTON, August 18.—At midnight last night the president announced his decision to muster out of the service from 75,000 to 100,000 of the volunteers. Those to be discharged will include three branches of the service—infantry, artillery and cavalry. So far as the interests of the government will permit, it is believed that the president, in mustering out the volunteers, will accommodate himself to the desires of the men themselves. Within certain obvious limitations, those troops who want to be mustered out will be, and those who desire to continue in.the service will be retained, so long as they may be needed. It may be some time before the organizations to be mustered out will be designated, but the reduction in the volunteer force will be made as soon as practicable. HOBSON TO CUBA. Will Teat His Ability on the Sunken Spanish. Ships. WASHINGTON, August 20.—Naval Constructor llobson was at the navy department yesterday working 1 in consultation with Chief Hichborn and other officials over his plans for raising the wrecked Spanish warships, the Cristobal Colon and the Maria Teresa. Tie expressed confidence in his ability to float the former, and said she would never be given up as long as she was in her present condition. The wrecking company, he said, reported fail- progress with the Maria Teresa, llob- son left to-day for Cuba, going by way of New York. A Nation Thanks Her Heroes. WASHINGTON, Angust 23.—President McKinley last night cabled to Admiral Dewey and General Merritt his and the nation's congratulations upon their capture of Manila. The text of the dispatch to Dewey is as follows: > '•Receive for yourself and the officers, sailors and marines of your command my. thanks and congratulations and. those of the nation for the gallant conduct all have jigain so conspicuously displayed. (Signed) AVlLIJAM McKlNLEY? ' Following is the text of the dispatch to General Mofritt: '•In my own behalf and for the nation I extend to you and the officers and men of your command sincere t>anks and congratulations for the conspicuously gallant conduct displayed iu your campaign. (Sifjned) W1LI.IAU McKlNI.KV." Wire* ft Briet Account of Saturday'* Victory nt Manila. WASHINGTON, August 18.—The two American commanders at Manila, Admiral Dewey and Major General Merritt, united in a joint dispatch which was received here late yesterday afternoon, asking for instructions as to the manner of dealing with the variout elements, particularly the insurgents, now that the city was occupied by the American forces. After a conference at the White House, in which Secretary Alger and Acting Secretary Allen participated, instructions were sent to the two American commanders. The text of the request for instructions and of the answer were not made public, but Secretary Alger summed up the instructions substantially as follows: "The instructions are to enforce law and order, and to treat all law-atiding citizens alike." WASHINGTON, August 18.—Dewey's official announcement of the bombardment and surrender of Manila follows*. MANILA, August 13.—Secretary of Navy, Washington:—Manila surrendered to-day to American land and naval forces, after combined attack. Division of squadran shelled forts and entrenchments atMalate, on the south side of the city, driving back the enemy, our army advancing from that side at the same time. After the city had surrendered, about five American flags were hoisted by Lieut. Brumby. About seven thousand prisoners taken. Squadron had no casualties; none ol vessels injured. Aiigust 7th General Merritt and I formally demanded surrender of the city, which Spanish governor general refused. (Signed) DEWEY. Lieutenant Brumby is Dewey's flag Lieutenant, JMKW YORK, August 19.—The World's Manila special says: Merritt has pro- pared a proclamation to the natives, providing a scheme of government for Manila and adjacent territory and the other island places in our possession, the chief points of which are: Rigid protection to all personal religion. Municipal laws, tribunals and local institutions for punishment of crime remain, till further notice, subject to the supervision of the American gen cral. The provost marshals will be appointed with power to arrest civil as well as military officers. Trade is open for neutral nations. Public property is to be rigorously protected. There will be no interference with the people so long as they preserve peace. Merritt occupies the governor's palace. WASHINGTON, August 19.—In hif3 report relative to the captvire of Manila General Merritt says his losses will not exceed fifty killed and wounded. Of this number not more than a half dozen were killed. NAVY is WELCOMED. «* Demonstration In Honor •1 Grand Returned Heroes. NEW YOBK, August 21.—The North Atlantic squadron returned to New York bay yesterday and was welcomed by tens of thousands of people who lined the bay and filled the thousands of all styles of river craft. The New York, Iowa, Indiana, Brooklyn, Massachusetts, Oregon and Texas passed into the harbor and in review before cheering thousands, welcomed by the booming of the harbor guns and by enthusiasm unsurpassed in the metropolis. When the big fighters arrived off General Grant's tomb the national salute of twenty-one guns was fired and the vessels then sailed back down the line of review. The pnrade of the ships, from the time it passed the battery on its way up t1>" river to the time it repassed on its v.ay to anchorage off TompkinsvilV. occupied just two hours and thirty -.ive minutes. TO BUILD WARSHIPS. Fifteen Asked for by the Naval Board of Kiperts. NEW YORK, August 19.—The Tribune's Washington special says: A naval program for presentation to congress involving the immediate construction of fifteen warships has been adopted by the naval board of experts to whom the subject had been referred by Secretai-y Long. It provides for three sea-going barbette turret battleships, 13,000 tons displacement and a minimum speed of 18% knots when the vessels are loaded to their deepest draught, with an average speed above 19 knots under ordinary cruising conditions; three first class armored cruisers of 12,000 tons and 23 knots speed; three second class protected and armored cruisers of 0,000 tons displacement, and 23 knots speed, ,similar to the Maine type, but highly improved; and for six protected cruisers of 2,500 tons and 16 knots speed. IMPERIALISM FOR AMERICA. So Prophesies An Extremely Friendly London Newspaper. LONDON, August 21.—The Spectator prophesies that America will retain all the Spanish possessions she has captured and thinks that '/'pressure from the Cuban loyalists will force the commission to stipulate that Cuba shall be governed by the United States for twenty years." The Spectator says: "America will find herself at the end of the j'ear in the possession of the beginning of an oversea tropical empire. Long mnv she rule in the MAIL CAN GO. Would Create New Spanish Cabinet. MADRID, August 22.—Silvela, the conservative leader snys: "The capture of Manila in no wise effects the rest oi the archipelago. Thecortes should be summoned with urgency to prevent the world from gaining the impression that Spain has lost sovereignty in the Philippines. The liberals should conclude peace but Sagasta and his cabinet cannot effect the task." If the queen desires Silvela is disposed to accept the office. . England Gets After Spain. MADRID, August 22.—In the course of an interview with a member of the cabinet by a repi-esentative of the Associated Press, the minister said England has presented a note to Spain, asking for explanations on the subject of the fortifications being erected by Spain near Gibraltar which, the note declares, are unjustified in view of the good relations existing between the two countries. President Selects Commissions. WASHINGTON, August 17.—The president has appointed the commissions to adjust the evacuation of Cuba and Porto Kico, as follows: Cuba—Major General J. F. Ware, Rear Admiral W. T. Sampson, Major General M. 0. Butler. Porto Rico—Major General J. I{. Brooke, Rear Admiral W. S. Schley, Brigadier General W. W. Gordon. Star Pointer's FAKt Mile. JOLIET, 111., August 19.—Star Pointer, in un effort to break his own and the worlds' record, made a mile in 1:59%, the last quarter being paced in 29% seconds. BUEVITIKS. Restrictions Have Been Moved by Postoffice Department. WASHINGTON, August 22.—Postmaster General Emory Smith has suspended his order, issued at the beginning oi the war, that during hostilities all mail communication with Spain and colonies was to be discontinued. As a courtesy to the Spanish prisoners, their mail after being censored, was permitted to be sent to Spain via France, but this concession was not considered to be a violation of the order. More Troops Sail for Manila. SAN FRANCISCO, August 22.—The transport Arizona, with Gen. Merriam and staff and about 1.300 troous, sailed for Manila via Honolulu yesterday. The Scandia, with another detachment of soldiers, will depart in a few days. It is understood that General Merriam carries with him plans and authority to construct barracks and hospitals f or the troops at Honolulu, which post is now attached to .the department of the Pacific, of which he is the commanding officer. Tariff Jtutes for Porto WASUINQTON, August 30,— The war department has promulgated the tariff rates lor ?orto Rico. The rate is the Spanish iflimirnxjoj heretpfore enforced in the island- Tfee toU&ccQ sehe^uJe is the sape DA |pr includes All the Island^. LONDON, August 30. — The Hong Kong correspondent of the Daily Mail says: The terms of the capitulation of Manila as agreed upon Saturday be« tween General Vaudenez and General Merritt include the cession of the Philippine archipelago to the United States. An American haval officer who arrived from ManUu on the Kafiro tells me that the Americans practically walked into Manila, 'i'hy operations, he says, were confined to the Malute side of the city, where the Spaniards had a fort and two hnes ot trenches. The U-opps waded through the Malate river and walked up the beach as though going to lunch, meeting practically no opposition, MABBJP, Axigust 18. — The cabinet decided to ord,er General UI&HCO an4 all other Spanish commanders in the Antilles tp flu tUoiv-re^pec^ve posts the, eya.oujttio« Jft cpinp^teij. Washington dispatch: Gen. Shaftei reports that Spanish officers and men at Baraeoa and Saa'iia de Tnnamo. numbering 75t5, have surrendered. The troops were very short of food and were glad to give up and accept the rations which Shatter provided for them. The announcement has been made that Senator Allison, of Iowa, willnol be a member of the peace commission. In a long interview recently membership on the commission was urged upon him by the president. Allison, however, was not able to accept on account of other important duties. It is reported that Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, commanding the First volunteer cavalry, will resign his military commission in a few days, bul before doing so he will visit Washington for the purpose of conferring with the officials of the administration concerning the situation at Santiago which resulted in forwarding the "Round Robin" petition for the transfer of the troops to the United States. The Washington Post says: General Fitsihugh Lee will enter the senatorial race in Virginia. This announcement can be made without any qualification. It is authorized by General Lee himself, who dictated the following statement to a representative of the Post: Upon being asked the question, as to his future intentions, ami appreciating the intere&tfelt in the matter throughout Virginia, General Lee said; "J shall be a candidate for United States Sick Soldiers Landed at Monlniik. NKW YORK, August 31,—All of the sick soldiers aboard the transports Mobile, Seneca and Comauche have been landed at Moutauk. Dr. Both, the yellow fever expert, after a careful examination, said that there were no cases of yellow fever aboard the transports. Several of the men were found to be suffering from malarial fever. The Mobile brought 1,000 troops in all, of whom 300 are reported on the sick list. Ten deaths occurred on the voyage, from dysentery and typhoid fever. More Troops Sent to Santiago, WASHINGTON, August 19.—Disquieting reports from Santiago caused the war department to issue orders to the Fifth regular infantry, now at Tampa. ;ind the Twenty-third Kansas (colored) to proceed at once to Santiago to enable General Law ton to maintain order. It was also decided that in case more troops are needed at Manila the Twentieth Kansas, now at San Francisco, will go. Kussia \Vants a Coaling Station, LONDON, August 19.—The Daily Mail's Odessa correspondent says he hears on incontestable authority that Russia has opened negotiations with Spain for the cession of a coaling station in the Philippines. France has a law forbidding the slaughter of birds smaller than larks. Nevertheless, piles of such birds are offered for sale in the. markets of mimy French cities. A movement is now under way for enforcing the law and saving the soug birds aud fields, which, it is said, they keep free from injurious insects. The National Association of Mexican War Veterans will hold its fourth annual reuqion at Louisville, Ky., on the 21st of September, • i The list of postofflces in the United States now includes Hobson, Va., Sigsbee, Ark., Dewey, N. C., Sampson, FU>'i aud Manila, Ky. Women who occupy houses subject to taxation in. Montreal, Canada, eitheir, as lessees or owners, have, by the charter, lull municipal s\j$Crasre. .i."',,

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