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TJBJ! LHPffBK PISS MOMBBiALQONA, IOWA WEDNESDAY AUGUST 31. 1898, NEWS INilOWA NARROW ESCAPE FROM 5EATH Bridge Went Do-nr'n, But FttssenRcr Coach Wax Sated, Ft. DODGE. August 37.—A hundred and twenty-foot span in the Mason City & Fort Dodge railroad bridge ,,over the Des Moines river near Lehigh went down under the weight of a train. The engine and fotir cars of coal dropped forty feet into the river below. Engineer White and Fireman Kalde went down with the engine. White was injured about the back and hips, but not fatally. Kalde escaped Without a scratch. The bridge was being repaired and the train, consisting of six loaded cars of coal and a coach, was movinp- slowly. The engine and one car had passed the critical point, when the second car crashed through, pulling down the engine and three cars. The engine fell on the bank of the river and the cars in the water. The conch remained on the bridge. The passengers' escape from instant death was. miraculous. HAUGEN FOR CONGRESS. WOfth County CKndldntc nftgn the Game at &et» Mnrnpton. N'fcw HAMPTON-, August 36.-^Within thirty minutes after reconvening yesterday morning the republicans of the Fourth congressional district nominated on the 36Gth ballot Hon. G. N. Haugen, of Worth county, torepresent the district in congress. The nomination was due to the recognition on the part of the Updegraff forces of the hopelessness of their cause and the consequent delivering of their strength to the Worth county candidate. James Blythe had led in the balloting with 98 votes up to the time the deadlock was broken. Then Clayton county, the home of Updegraff, changed its vote to Haugen. Fayette, Mitchell, Winneshiek and Worth also gave their entire strength to Haugen. and his nomination was assured by a vote of 120 to 98. On motion, Mr. Haugen was given the nomination by an unanimous vote. DEADLOCK BROKEN, ALL OVEK THE WORLD BE HOME THIS WEEK. Fifty-Second Iowa Regiment Has Left Camp Thomaf). DKS MOINK.S. August 29.—The Fifty- second Iowa regiment, now tit Camp Thomas, Chickamauga Park, began loading their baggage Saturday. The men will start for Camp McKinley today. Governor Shaw has been notified of their departure. If no change in plans are made, Camp McKinley will be quarantined for a time after the arrival of the troopa. Major J. A. Olmsted will begin the preliminary work looking to the mustering out of the regiment immediately upon its arrival. The work will take two weeks. DAILY NEWS ENLARGED. Smith McFherson, of Red Oak, Nominated on the 010th Ballot. COUNCIL BLUFFS, August 25.—The Ninth district congressional convention succeeded in breaking the deadlock which has existed since the 18th, and on the 019th ballot nominated Smith McPherson, of Montgomery county. The nomination came on the first ballot after the convention reassembled yesterday morning, and was brought about by Hager withdrawing from the fight and uniting his forces with those of Major Curtis in support of McPherson. The final vote resulted, McPherson, 70.!^; Byers, 35'^. TRIPLE TRAGEDY AT RUSSELL. Sntnriluy Edition In Again Ulgrht Pnjres. DBS MOINES, August 34.—When the war and the paper trust forced the Chicago papers to double their price, the Des Moines Daily News adhered to its amazingly low price of $1 a year, but was compelled to reduce its Saturday issue to 4 pages. The price of paper has fallen, however, and the News has again made its Saturday issue eight pages. The Daily News condenses all the News into small compass for the busy reader. It is SI a year, 75 cents for six months, 50 cents for three months, 35 cents a month. It is a very bright paper. Judith Jorgenson's daily letters are alone worth the price of the paper. Jumped From a Train While Demented. IRA, August 29.—Miss Ora Garver, a young lady en route from Kansas City to Marshalltown, jumped from a Chicago Great Western train while it was running forty miles an hour. Conductor Mills missed Miss Garver when the train reached Baxter and search was made, with the result that she \vns found about two miles west of Ira in a demented condition and seriously injured. It is supposed that she became suddenly insane and jumped from the train. The fact that she escaped death is regarded as miraculous. Win. Newell Shoqtg His Wife and Daughter nnd Himself. CIIAHITON, August 24. William Newell, a clothing merchant, of Russell, shot and killed his wife and 8- yenr-old daughter, Madge, and then shot himself. His wife was in bed, apparently asleep, and was shot through the head. The girl, in the other room, was shot through the heart. He was shot in the eye. Worry over financial matters is supposed to have affected his mind and caused the rash act. He had recently given a mortgage of $300 on his stock. Was Wounded at Santiago. Sioux Cm-, August 39.—Sergeant H. D. McDougall, Troop G, First U. S. cavali'3', is lyiny in a semi-unconscious condition at the home of his sister in Sioux City. He was wounded \>y a Mauser bullet in the memorable battle of San Juan Ridge, nnd was in the fighting four days. He was landed in Cuba under the guns of the Texas and Indiana and was in the fighting at Guasimas and also at Siboney. He is suffering more from the fever than from the bullet wound. His papers show many complimentary remarks, of his officials as to his fighting qualities. TO INCREASE THE ARMY. ^ ^ _jjj- • Chairman hull Wonld Have lOO.OOO Standing Force. WASHINGTON, August 39.—The Tribune says: One of the important matters which will occupy the attention of congress at the next Session will be legislation to increase the strength of our permanent military establishment. Chairman Hull, of the house committee on military affairs, who is in Washington, where he expects to remain until early in November, is devoting much attention to the subject, and has already discovered that the war has removed some of the more formidable obstacles which hindered and finally prevented the enactment of a satisfactory law for the reorganization and increase of the army at the last session •of congress. Early in the coming session he will introduce a bill to correct defects in the existing law and increase the strength of the army on a peace footing to 100,000 enlisted men. He feels confident the measure will be passed. SHIP MISSING. Red Cross Ship With Sick and Wounded Sailors In Missing at Sea. BOSTON, August 39.—The Red Cross hospital ship "Solace" with sick and wounded sailors from Fantingo was due here last week. No tidings have been received of her since she left the shores of Cuba and grave fears have arisen concerning her safety. The "Solace" has on board a number of the sick and convalescent sailors from Admiral Sampson's fleet, who were to be taken to the naval hospital at Chelsea; The reported sighting of wreckage off Shore Island some days ago adds to the anxiety. Many fear the hospital ship has been caught in a storm orhas been destroyed by accident. SACK AND PLUNDER. WILL INVESTIGATE. I Mile* Should Have X.«it the Campaign Againtt Santiago. WASHINGTON, August 37.—The return of Major General Miles to Washington means an investigation of the war department's campaign against Santiago. The trouble between Miles and the war department that has been brewing for some time, and 'has now been brought to the boiling point by the publication in the United States of an alleged interview with the general, said to have been given at Ponce. The trouble, it is stated, began over the condition of affaird at Tampa when General Shafter was trying to get his army off to Santiago. Mutters got in such a mess that General Miles was sent down to straighten them out and get the army started. He reported the conditions to the president and asked permission to take command of the army of invasion himself. On the receipt of this dispatch McKinley wrote a message to General Miles authorizing him to take command and proceed to Santiago. The message was sent to the war department for transmission. It never reached General Miles. Shafter and his army started for Santiago and the campaign was begun and carried on in absolute disregard of the orders of General Miles. ROW OVER SAMOANS. SHAFtER COMING HOME. tftst of His Army Leave* Fever-Stricken Cuba. WASHINGTON. July 30.—The following dispatch was-received by the war department late yesterday afternoon: SANTIAGO, via Hayti, August 85.— Command all embarked this morning, fexcept Twenty-fourth infentry, detachment of recruits for First Illinois volunteer infantry, all of which will embark tomorrow morning on transports now here. General Butt is with the First Illinois on Berlin and Berkshire with 300 convalescents, leave this morning for M on tank Point. I will leave with headquarters and one company of First infantry on Mexico by noon today. Instructions about Orizabe pro J ceeding to Montauk Point just received. Allegheny left yesterday with Ninth Massachusetts on board. Unionist, having on board one company of First Illinois and private horses, le'aves today; Saratoga, with Lieutenant Col- Freedman and 350 of the Fifth infantry, arrived this morning: 300 more expected on the Knickerbocker in two or three hours. (Signed) SIIAFTEH, : ' Maior General. Two Convict)) Badly Hurt. FORT MADISON. August 27.—While three convicts were working in the yards at the Iowa state penitentiary, one of them had a sudden attack of lunacy and before he could he prevented struck his companions on the head with a heavy tool, crushing in their skulls. The wounded men were immediately removed to the hospital, where it was found necessary to trephine the skulls of both. They are in a serious condition, but may recover. Farmer Fatally Hurt. NEW HAMPTON, August 27.—J. S. Marr, tin old and prominent farmer, of near here, was thrown from his buggy and probably fatally injured. He was driving u vicious colt hitched to a buggy that was his birthday gift on his 72nd birthday. The colt ran off in town with the result above stated. While he may recover the doctors think it is very doubtful. A I'rlcst SUCH for »1O,OOO. CHICAGO, August 20.— Father Peter Klos, a Catholic priest of Chelsea, la., has brought suit in the federal court here to recover 510,000 damages from August. Goringer, editor of the Bohemian paper Srornost. The priest alleges that Geringcr libeled him in publishing statements to the effect that complainant collected money for the Spanish cause and was a traitor to the couutrv. More Sick Iowa Soldiers Arrive. FORT DODGE, August 27.—Twenty- one more members of Company G, of the Fifty-second Iowa, have arrived in Fort Dodge from Chickamauga, sick • with fever. This makes thirty out of the fifty of the company who left here four months ago for the war who have been sent home sick. Corporal Webb Rifenbary, who arrived home last week, is dead. Betsy Smith Wants a New Trial. DES MOINEH, August 29.—The attorneys for Betsy Smith, the twice convicted murderer of her husband, will probably appeal to the supreme court for a new trial for their client. It is alleged that Judge Conrad erred in his charge to the jury. JRuii Down by tt Train. BURLINGTON. August 29.—O. S. Chil- tee, a citizen of Morning Sun, was run over by a Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern railroad engine and had both legs cutoff, He will die. Captain ij. A Lyons tor Congress. COUNCIL BI.UFFS, August 27.—C'apt. Jas. A; Lyons, of Guthrie Center, has been nominated bythe democratic convention of the Ninth congressional district. The nomination WHS effected OB the first bullot. Warren Jjeckwltli a Fattier, MT. PLEASANT, August 34.—Mrs, Jessie Lincoln Beckwith, Robert Lincoln's daughter, who created a sensation by eloping last fail with Warren W, Bepkwith, has given birth, at Mt. Pleasant, to a daughter. Herhus' ban,d, who had gone to the war, js a, furlough. Robbers nt Dyersviile. DUHJCJUK, August 29.— August I:n- hoff, a prominent young merchant of Dyersville, who was returning to his hotel at about It o'clock a. in., was assaulted by three thug's. He was knocked down and severely injured, his knee cap and a rib being broken. Besides his injuries, he was robbed of a diamond pin valued at $3r>0 and quite a sum of money. l>eath From Peculiar Cause. UOONK, August 29.—Mattias Evnst- dorf, an old and wealthy resident of Boone, died from bleeding, caused by having several teeth extracted. His blood was in a condition that it would not coagulate and the physicians were powerless to stop the flow of blood. He leaves a wife and four children. Fire at Mitcliollvllle. T.i/viLLE, August 29. The residence of L. L. Page, in the eastern part of town, was totally destroyed by fire, with all of its contents. L oss, about $000; small insurance. The family was in Ues Moiiu-s at the time. Avoid the Impurities of sin-face water nnd sewage, which brectj fevers, diphtheria and malaria. Drink Colfax Mineral AVater. Colfnx Mineral Water Co., Colfax, Iowa, IOWA COKDKNSICO. It is announced that Congressman Hull has secured an order from the war department that the Fiftieth Iowa shall be sent from .Jacksonville, Flu., to Iowa as soon as practicable. Special from Bancroft: Corporal H. G. Davidson and Musician Milton Miller have arrived home from Camp Thomas. Both are quite sick. In their company, F of the Fifty-second Iowa, but one commissioned officer remains on duty and at one time only sixteen men were able to respond to roll call. Dispatch from Des Moines: Captain Ohnsted. in charge of the army camp in Des Moines, has received orders to muster out at once the batteries qf artillery at Camp McKinley. The work will be begun at once.' There are 200 oiHcers and men in the two batteries. Pes Moines dispatch: The Twelfth signal corps, recruited in Des Moines Mid in command of Captain Frank E, Lynwn, has moved to Chickamauga Park from Newport News. It is ex* peoted that in the breaking up of the camp at Chickarnauga the corps will be ordered to Camp MeKinley for mustering out. Anarchy in Said to.Exist in Areclbo, Porto Klco. NKW YORK, August 29.—The Herald's Ponce, Porto Rico, special says: General Stone, who has just returned from the vicinity of Areciho, reports that a state of anarchy exists in the country districts. The withdrawal of Spanish troops gives the guerillas free play. A force of irregulars sacked and burned a large plantation near Adjuntas. General Stone says the 'people are terrorized and are praying for American protection. The Spanish formerly cov- vered the country with mounted police, Our forces have not yet been put in charge. Criminal Negligence on the Olivette. TOLEDO, August 27.—Dr. Phil. R c ig, surgeon in charge of the Olivette on its last trip, says: "The Olivette was certainly in terrible condition. It had more patients than it should have had. I was the only surgeon working, nnd had no medicines for fever patients. All I could do was to let them die. As far as provisions were concerned they were plentiful, but not of the proper kind. When we reached Boston many had died of exhaustion. I do not know who was to blame for loading the transport in such a manner." Departure From Santiago. SANTIAGO, August 27.—The Spanish transports San Francisco, San Augustina and Colon have left for Spain with 4,508 Spanish. Eight died on the way to the ships. General Toral, bidding adieu to the Spanish officers and men, who were leaving, said: "Conquered, we yield with honor to ourselves. Whatever may he the future of Cuba, history will preserve the story of your heroic and noble deeds in this'country. We regret the failure, and its cost in treasure and blood; but you nobly fought and nobly lost." John Sherman for Governor of Ohio. COLUMBUS, August 25.—Ex-Secretary John Sherman stopped in this city for a few hours while on his way to Washington. Judge D. F. Pugh, commander of the Ohio G. A. R., who held a conference with the venerable statesman, said he was-not averse to accepting the republican nomination forgov- ernor next year. Money for the Soldiers. SAN FRANCISCO, August 25.—About 81,000,000, mostly in gold and silver coin, was carried to Manila on the Scundia for payment to the United States troops in the Philippines. The coin was guarded by a dctnahment of soldiers. Prospective Difficulties Between Uncle Sum and Germany. WASHINGTON, August 37.—Trouble is brewing over the Samoan Islands, which, under the treaty of 1890, arc governed under joint protectorate by the United States, Great Britain and Germany. Germany had marked the islands for her own before this treaty was negotiated, but her scheme for absorbing them was blocked chiefly by the United States, which by treaty in 1878 had acquired the right to establish a naval station at Pago Pago harbor and had virtually established a protectorate over the islands. Under the tripartite arrangement Germany has been the disturbing factor and has endeavored to procure advantages superior to those of the United States and Great Britain. Mr. Cleveland favored withdrawing from the joiut protectorate, but President McKinley has determined to retain all rights in Samoa guaranteed to this country by treat}'. lie is now taking steps to improve and fortify Pago Pago harbor and dispatches from Europe show that Germany does not like this action. TROUBLE WITH TURKS. NO CLASH WITH AGUINALDO. Insurgents Desirous of the Permanence of American Protection. MANILA, August 35.—The rumors of trouble between the natives and the Americans are for the most part unfounded. The fact is that the insurgents have been unwilling to disarm until assured of the permanence of American protection. . The distrust felt as to the Spanish bank, which originated in rumors as to an excessive note issue to aid the Spanish authorities, led to a run on the institution, but the British banking houses came to its assistance and averted a failure. Business is now booming. The obstructions in the Pasig river, which flows through the town, have been removed and the waterworks have resumed operations. PEACE Cabinet Has Many These Days. WASHINGTON, August 24.— Preside, McKinley and the members of hiataK inetwere in session for nearly t» hours yesterday.-having under consifl eration the peace problems which ar (daily increasing in importance gravity. The administration 's fied with the promptness andbusines- jlike conduct of the government at T&l ,fid, in appointing the -military com" frtl ItSOlSIVIA'tit? -f J-LW f" 1 . •. Ix. ___ 1 •»-. . " and Sico Are Expected in Armenia Very Soon. VIENNA. August 25.—Mn.ssacres of Armenians on an extensive scale are imminent in Turkey, and Russia will have to bear the moral responsibility for them. Forty thousand Armenians who sought refuge in Russia to escape slaughter by the sulttin's regular and irregular troops in Asia Minor are now about to be expelled from the czar's dominions. The Kurds and the other Mohammedan population of Asia Minor have taken possession of the property of all the Armenians, who were cither massacred or fled the country, and the return of 40,000 homeless and penniless people would necessarily result in their attempting to re-claim their former property. Aid Given to the Cubans. WASHINGTON, August 2G.-In addition to the $50,000 appropriated by congress and distributed by ex-Consul General Lee for the relief of the people of Cuba, the central Cuban relief committee appointed by the president distributed foods, medicines and general supplies to the poor and suffering Cubans to the cash value of 8318,010. Of this amount $173,033 was in cash contributions and $140,567 in supplies. Schloy Keeovorg. WEST POINT, Conn., August 3(5.—Admiral Schley has recovered from his indisposition and left for New York and on arrival there will go on board the Brooklyn and proceed to Washington. Hobsou Gets Promotion. WASHINGTON, August 39.—The naval examining board has recommended Assistant Constructor Hobson for promotion to naval constructor. JJRKV1TIKS. .Spanish Prisoners Arrive Home, COKUNNA, Spain, August 25.—The .steamer Alicete. with the first of Spain's repatriated soldiers from Santiago, arrived yesterday. Enormous crowds gathered on the quays, but were not allowed to get near the vessel for fear of yellow fever contagion. Fear a Famine in Alaska, VICTORIA, B. C., August 35.—Prospectors in the wilds of Alaska fear a famine during the corning winter, according to reports brought here by the steamer City of Seattle, which arrived from Alaskan ports. John Higgins, an nuclei taker, of Medicine Lodge, Kansas, had just lowered the body of a man into the grave, when he was attacked with heart disease. He gasped, fell across the coffin, and in a few minutes was a corpse. It is estimated that fully two-thirds of the whole amount of public money held by the London banks does not bear interest. The Suez canal cost about 8100,000,'0. The stock is chiefly owned bv Madrid dispatch: The opposition parties, supported by the press and public opinion, are urging the government to resist the Amen i can pretensions in the Philippines. The belief is general that Germany, Russia and France will oppose America's annexing any considerable portion of the archipelago. A Manila special says: The expedition which left Sau Francisco July 15, in command of Major General Otis,'has arrived. All on board are well. The monitor Monadnock arrived Amnist 1 On the way she stopped at Guam, the Ladrone islands, which had been seized by the first expedition. She found that a Spaniard had repudiated the American rule and setupagovern- Whiting, of the Monadnock, pro'mprtv llPSet this nP.W "o-nvnvnmont" ....J WANT MINES TAKEN UP. Desire to Have Havana JTarbor Cleared Before Naval Ships Go There. WASHINGTON, August 20.—Negotiations have been opened through diplomatic channels by which it is expected the Spanish government will co-operate with the authorities here in the removal of the mines and torpedoes in Havana harbor before the military commission assembles there. The naval authorities believing this to be a proper precaution before any of our naval ships enter the harbor with the commissioners. The' suggestion was made through the state department, and has been lorwarded to the Spanish government through the French embassy. There is little doubt the matter will be arranged. Anglo-Chinese Situation Critical. LONDON, August 37.—The Pekin correspondent of the Daily Mail says: The situation has suddenly become acute. The relations between the Tsung Li Yaman and Sir Claude McDonald, the British minister, are strained to the point of rupture. Sir Claude has intimated that any failure by China to observe Great Britain's wishes will be accepted as a casus belli. In support of Sir Claude McDonald, the fleet has been concentrated at Wei-Hai-Wei and Hankow, and all the warships under 500 tons have been mobilized in the Yangtse river. The naval demonstration is solely directed against China as it is semi-o.fficially stated that the existing relations with Russia is cordial. To Disband Cubans. WASHINGTON, August 36.—The representatives of the Cubans in the United States are still making every effort to secure the disbnndment of the Cuban forces and acquiescence in the policy of the United States in Cuba. Letters are being sent and arguments made to the Cuban leaders pointing out that the interests of the Cubans lie in operation with the United States thorities. Spanish Soldiers May Go to Tehuaiitepcc. CJTYOP MEXICO, August 34.—General Pando's visit to the City of Mexico is reported to have had for its object the organisation of a colonization scheme It is that 4,000 of the defeated Spanish soldiers are to be colonized on Isthmus of Tehuantepec. co- a li- the upset this new "government' made the usurper a prisoner brought him here. Chauncey M. Depew, of York city, has received a letter and and New from chiefly owned by 000. Britishers. With the exception of Brazil, Spanish is the prevailing language of every country in South Secretary of War Alger in which he recites the great work lie has been Obliged to do and says he should not be censured. He declares that sickness m camp is due to disregard for orders issued and that where orders have been obeyed there has been no epidemic. Chattanooga, Tenn., special: A trc- m? 1 ^ 0118 ex P losio « at the plant of the Chattanooga Powder Company, eitfh- teen miles from here, killed two white rlcllw , Bt KaMn aml I£ail t°n and wounded seriously il lilamo Shifted. , August 30.—The government authorities deny that they had an.v knowledge of the order which was given to Admiral Cervera to leave Santiago with his squadron. The order was givon by the s'overnor of Cuba and not by the Madrid government. Work on Fortilicutions Stopped. GiBKAi.TAit, August 33.—The Spanish engineers working on the fortifications at Algeiras on the west side of the Buy of Gibraltar, have been ordered to Madrid. The batteries recently sent there have been ordered to Seville. Troops Bound for Cuba. NKW YOHK, August 35.—The Vigilancia left last night en route to Cuba with the Twenty-third regiment, Kansas volunteers aboard, consisting of 875 immunes, under the command of James. missioners for Cuba and Porto within a week, instead of • ten days after the signing of the'L col. Moreover, the president hasnar ticularly called the attention of V* counselors to the fact that, while Spain might have taken the full ten dL s limit and then appointed as commi s sionerfe Spanish officials now resit in Spain, thereby gaining many for the voyage of her com across the ocean, Spain has appointed commissioners who are already in Cuba and Porto Rico. This action on the part of the govo' nment at Madrid demonstrates that 1 '••'governmentat Wash- ngton has br< n correct in its surmise that Spain intends to act honorably in completing the details of peace. WANTS PERMANENT~PEACE. !/.ar Asks European rowers to Hold » Conference on the Subject. ST. PKTEKBBUKG, August 39.—By O r- ler of Fmporer Nicholas, Count Mur- avieff, the foreign minister, on the 34th nst., handed to the foreign diplomat, at St. Petersburg a note declaring that he maintenance of peace and the re- luction of the excess! vearnmnents now rushing all nations, is the ideal for vhich all governments ought to strive, The czar considers the present moment favorable for the inauguration of a movement looking to this end, and invites the powers to take part in an international conference as a means of thus insuring real and lasting .peace and terminating the progressive increase of armanent. GEN. MERRITTTrJccTro PARIS Governor of tho Philippines Will Attend the Peace Conference. MANILA, August 39.—Steamers are enteringthe river as usual. The Americans are temporarily maintaining the former Spanish tariff. Business is brisk. ^ The United States warships Olyuipia and Raleigh have gone to Hong Kong to go into dock. Admiral Dewey has transferred his flag to the Baltimore. Gen. Merritt will sail on the steamship China on his way to Paris to attend the session of tho peace conference. No agreement has yet been reached with Aguinaldo upon any subject, although circumsta.ntial rumors are current that everything has been settled to the mutiial satisfaction of those concerned. Situation Critical in I-adrones. MADRID, August 39.—Negotiations have been Opened with Washington to obtain permission for the Spaniards in the Ladrono islands to go to Manila, as the situation in the Ladrones is ex' tremely critical. WASHINGTON, August 39.—While Acting Secretary of State Moore says that the state department is without information from the Ladrone islands, it is learned that the war department has received advices confirming the Associated Press dispatch from Madrid Beyond this, nothing can be learned', the officials refusing to discuss the dispatch or reveal the nature of the trouble. Sixteen Sailorg Drowned. NKW Yoim, August 3(5.—The Thing- valla steamer Norge, whinh has just arrived, reports that she. sunk 'the .trench fishing schooner Coquette, Saturday in a fog on the Grand Banks, llie captain and eight men were saved. Sixteen were drowned. Arrivals From Alaska. SEATTLE, August 39.—Tho steamer South Poitland has arrived here, twelve clays from St. Michael's, with 135 passengers. The total amount of gold by the purser. _ The manufacture of lueifer matches is monopolized by tho governments of 1<ranee, Italy, Spain, Portugal,Greece, oervia and Roumania. Spanish soldiers are poor marksmen because the explosion of their guns makes them nervous, J ust as they are about to pull the trigger they shut their eyes and turn their heads. The actipn of the dynamite cruiser Vesuvius has been likened to lightning - it never strikes twice in tho same after the Sampson Retains Command. WASHINGTON, August 39.—The departure of Admiral Sampson for Cuba will make no change in his command. lie will still command the North Atlantic station. IOWA PATENT^ OFF7cE~REPORT. DES MOINKS, August 33.— Wehavese- cured the allowance of U. S. Patents as follows: To J. W. Ncwbrough, of Dakota City, Iowa, for a combination tool adapted to be advantageously used asac.'avv hammer, and adjustable tong-s, a vice and screw driver; to C. M. Hinsdale, of Newton, (upon appeal to tho kxammers-in chief) for a check-rein ' holder consisting of a single piece of leather having a cresent-shaped incision to admit a rein and to produce an iu- tegral tongue that is provided with a hole to admit a check hook. Atty. L. L. Mosher.oflndianola, hasi been allowed a copyright for his system of abstract of title in which he tells how to prepare an abstract of title to lands in the United States. His large experience in the business qualifies him to give advice in such matters. 1'reo advice to all enquirers about securing, _ manufacturing, valuing and selling inventions and patents. . THOMAS G. OBWIG & Co., J roprietors of the Iowa Patent Office, Theatrical people in London are deep- Jy interested in an insurance company about to be established there. It will issue policies on new plays, to insure the managers who produce them against possible loss. The Krag-Jorgenson rifle-ball will go through 24 inches of oak. A projectile from this weapon, fired at 108 yards, will pass through six men st»n& ing in close order, and lodge in tb a < seventh. A Cochin rooster attacked ehijd belonging to Albert Haning, 9* Kratsville, Ind., «,n4 so lacerate! " " Uttle one's neck and head that »fc J accounts a fatal result was feare*

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