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WPEfc CB» MOINES: ALGONA IOWA, WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 21. 1898 THE NEWSJff IOWA DAVIS INSURANCE C'ASE. rot»t at r.j««i« of Intere«t to jt*nf Compstiir*. Sept. 17.—The heir? of E. M. Daris sn»d the Mnioal Reserve Fond t/tfe Aswciaiktti of Xew York for 810^000, the amount of insurance lield by deceased. The company refused payment on Ihe gronn-i that the deceased had failed to par a death assessment I'D I89G. airi that it bad declared him suspended, lii"; contracts forfeited, and reinstatement possible only on show- in? of good hea-tli. Payment was also refused on tlie groncd of non-payment of does. Eld-red S. Jasne*, plaintiffs' attorney, excused tlie non-payment of dues on I5ie gronnds that Use company wonld not hare accepted them if offered, and, fnrther, that the deceased had been a*se«-ed oa a basis of 53 years of age for thirteen years: that the asse-ss- meut he faile-1 to pay was illegal because assessed at 05 years. Tbe company's attorney demurred to each point. Judge Wolfe, to whom the matter was submitted, overruled fhr- demurrer and sustained the plaintiffs' position fully in his decision. The case will now come to trial in th'e d;v trlet court just the same as if not passed upon. If the judge's decision is sustained it will work radical changes for the companies who will raise or have raised their assessment a<re. BOLD ROBBERY AT ATLANTIC. Furniture Dealer Held Cp for the Day's Becelpts. ATXAXTIC, Sept. 18.—As Charles Thurman. a leading furniture dealer, was going home at 8 p. m. he noticed three persons walking in front of him, but paid no particular attention to them. They slacked up to let him pass, but he had gone only a few feet past them when the entire trio were upon his back. The attack came so quickly and unexpectedly that before Mr. Thurman realized his position they had nearly choked him into in- eensibility. He made as hard a fight as possible under the circumstances, but the robber succeed in going through his clothes and taking all -the money he had. which consisted of the day's business at the furniture store, the exact amount of which Mr. Thurman did not know. STATE SHOULD SETTLE. Kboald Xot Avoid Moral Obligation* by J^egal Technicalities. EES MOJXES. Sept. 17.—Attorney General Bemley, in an opinion just given, holds that the state of Iowa should be honest and not attempt to shirk its moral debts because of legal technicalities. He holds that Governor Shaw's proclamation of April 26, calling for volunteers, makes the state in duty bound to pay the expenses of such volunteers as were regularly enrolled under that call, •whether it will be possible to collect the money from the general government or not. W. N. HOOD KILLED. Weil-Known Newspaper Blan Crunlied Under a Train. Er,DOS, Sept. 16.—W. N. Hood, one of the proprietors of the Washington Democrat, was run over by a Burlington & Northwestern freight and instantly killed. He was postmaster at Washington during Cleveland's second term. He had been connected with the Democrat almost since its first issue. Two Young Farinern Injured. ATLANTIC, Sept. 18.—Quite a serious accident happened to Frank Hansen and Ed Anderson, young farmers, who live a short distance from Atlantic. They were riding on a stalk cutter, and during a friendly altercation which they had they struck at each other. Each lost his balance and fell sideways off the machine. The blade of the stalk cutter struck Anderson in the calf of the leg and laid the flesh open to the bone. Wilson was struck on the lorearm and fingers and his thumb was nearly taken off. They were both brought to Atlantic, where their wounds were dressed. Foot Ball Accident. MABSUAI-LTOWX, Sept. 17.—Willie Gilchrist, the 15-year-old son of J. M. Gilchrist, while playing foot ball in a practice game, was tackled and thrown, several players falling upon him. Both bones of his left leg were broken half way between the knee and the ankle. Kail way Brakenmn Killed. Sioux CITY, Sept, 10.— L. S. Hub- barb, of Sioux City, a bralceman for the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railrqad Company, was run over and killed by a freight train at Charter Oak. The man walked off the end of a moving car in the dark. H« leaves » young wife and two children in Sioux City JJutien of School Director*. PBS MOIMKS, Sept. 15—State Superintendent It. C. Barrett has issued a circular to school directors calling a t- tention to their duties. Ampng the points mentioned are: To investigate the financial condition of the district; to purchase good library books and urge teachers to create a desire for wholesome reading among pupils; to proyide school books for indigent pu- pile; to fieit the schools; to maintain Ifflpo} ftt }ea«t six' monthsj in every year; to hold an industrial exposition If deemed advisable i» connection with the jffilioo}} tg geeure competent tench- GOLD BRICK SWINDLER. Si«xot Bnt INVESTIGATING COMMISSION. S;orx*Ctrr. S*»pt. 17.— Oa«?*' more Slot:* City is cc<»aied to disappointment in the cap? tire of pold Oriek ! Pr*rti«»Ilj Certain th* Investigation 'Will swindlers. A rcsn who *** ****** TllSe M - Sept. 19.— Gen. Green- President D. C. Gil- CANNOT SAVE HER. :s Known in the criminal world as Elijah Bedenfield. a clever gold brick swindler, j and for whom thousands of dollars in man - of Johns Hopkins University^ regards have b^n offered, was cap- \ CoL Jam<:s A - S«IOD. of Chicago. Dr. j Blow, who has had especial tared bv the anthoriHes at Pleasant 1 W - «*-Keen, of Philadelphia. Col. Evan j the wreckage operations Hill. Mo.. Ira: craped from the win- P HoweU. of Atlanta. andex-Minister ] son. reported that it is impossible dow of 3:is house while under giiard of j Char3es Denby, who has just returned ; three deputies ami jraHoped awar on a from China, having signified their; fast hors*. Th-s man. with C. ~Mott. readiness to accept, and it is practical- j now in jail in Sioux City, and .1. c ; J - T ccrtain that the investisration will! Brown, "who escaped from tbe Sioti.x « ^ made - The president has several] City police in a bugjrr driven on a i other natn « under consideration, but j gallop, swindled an "Ontario Canada. ! the - v Tvil! Dot be made public until it j abont j' ? known whether they will accept, j n»an out of S0.<>'>0 and were just t" tret $0.009 from J. A. Uavey. a b«.al:er of J'osneray. -Iowa, when CT'igbt in the act. The Sioux City police located Bedenfield by a clever piece of work in the person of Col Robert Payne, of Pleasant Hill. Mo. There he was considered one of the There l * Do | sided c o m «ni*sion i tar - v A1 8 er and his bureau i ^' r - Denfej" and Co3. How ell are staunch i democrats, wliile the only republicans I are Gen. Dodge and Coi. Sexton. Dr. Keen and President Giiman are polit- ion BeaefcMl tftat the Mn*t Kerajtfn fn the 5e«. iisPTOS. Sept. 16.—With iht detachment of Commodore Watson from the command of the eastern squadron, ail work in connection witi the raising of the Spanish erniser Cris tobal Colon will cease. Lieutenant charge ol tinder \Vat- to save that vessel. Xaval experts say that as the Colon has been undei for more than two months the water has probably injured her machinery, and that if she 5s allowed to remain in her president position any lenglh of time it is doubtful if sht will be of any great value even i! best of men of that part of the country. ! ica " l] J independents, identified with no He had a farm worth ?IO.OOO. and was j P art . v - Col. HowelTs declaration in an interview that he will serve on the eomnrssion. if it is to liave unrestrict- ir} "hew to tlie Sine and let tlie '-'"P^ fail w '>erc they will." is entirely satisfactory to the president, it ot it being a one- ! raised. So far as the cruiser Infanta favorable to Secre- j Maria Teresa is concerned, it is nnder- chiefs, for stood, high hopes are entertained that she can be saved. It is reported that her bottom is firmly fixed oa a rock and the wreckers have 1-c-ea doine everything in their power 5o rcpah the hole so that she can be floated. a horseman and trackman of considerable reputation. A detective from .Sioux City went there and .satisfied | ed P° we himself from photographs that he was the right man, but Payne was said to be in Europe and the detective came home. When Payne came back, to the horror of the community, he was ar- reited. L'nder guard he was allowed to go to his home, and it was then that hfj got away before the hiouxCitv detective could return there to get him. While his is .said. NEW MILITARY CAMPS. A I/out M.IJOO Troop, trill Be Stationed In the South Till* Winter. WA.'in.vfiio.v. .••ept. 17.—The military movements are being directed rapidly neighbors supposed j toward the assembling of a large artnv he was traveling for pleasure, alias Bedenfield and many names, was the leader of a gan; worked MILES ASSUMES COMMAND. Order* Iwunl for Abandonment ol C'arap Wikoff. A dispatch from Camp Wikoff savs: I-'nder peremptory orders from Genera! Miles preparations are being 1 made tc break up this camp at once by .sending home all the soldiers here. It is entirely contrary to what has been the understanding of the officers in command. General Shafter said last week that 0,000 or 7.0(10 would be kept here at least until October and this wa« supposed to have been the order o) clever swindlers who have every part of the country tectives have been hunting years. and them in de- for 0, W, Catib, the wiBll'kBowB Aweri- author, ^riw b«ekba4 such a w ----*• — * Jj Bjpgt ® n/T mpfthefym- b&Y* FIFTIETH AT HOME. Conollion of tlie Regiment ShufTK Considerable Hlckuec*. DES MOI.NKS, Sept. 19.— The Fiftieth regiment returned from Jacksonville Saturday. Of the total muster roll of the regiment, numbering 1.272 men. at the time the regiment left Iowa for the south, according to the reports of the commanding officers, fifteen are dead, twenty-seven were left in division hospitals, too weak to be moved, forty sick men were sent to their homes on the hospital train and between forty and fifty are now at the sanitarium hospital. Possibly 100 others, who arc still on their feet, are unable to report for duty. JOWA CONDENSED. The First district democratic congressional convention nominated D. J. O'Connell, alawyer of Uurlington, for congress. Ben W. Follrich, of Company E, from Hull, died at Camp McKinley, DCS Moines, a few clays ago. He was a member of the Fifty -second regiment and had been left behind in the Hyde Park sanitarium when his company went home. The democrats of the Tenth district met at Fort Dodge and nominated for congress Ed Anderson, of Palo Alto county. Anderson had but two opponents, Robert F. Dale, of Boone. and Horace Mann, of Kossuth. Anderson won on the third ballot. Gov. Shaw appointed Prof. Hamlin H. Freer, of Cornell college to a position ou the state board of educational examiners to succeed E. E. Blanchurd, of Hampton, whose term expires in November. The governor makes this appointment for the first time under the new code. Heretofore it has been the business of the executive council. New Hampton dispatch: The district court of Chiekasaw county will meet here this week. The calender is quite full and court may last many weeks. The principal criminal case will be the state vs. William Christoph, for the murder of Miss Minnie Boos. On account of this case sixty additional jurymen, or a total of ninety-six petit juryman, have been summoned. Treasurer of State Uerriott a few days ago redeemed and cancelled the last 0 per cent state warrant in existence. The warrants were received in response to a call for S100,- 000 outstanding. About 880,000 of them were 0 per cents. The others were 5 per cents The remainder of the outstanding warrants are at interest running from 3.89 to 5 per cent, none higher than the latter rate. DCS Moines advices say that Attorney General Remley holds that under the collateral inheritance tax laws of Iowa a life insurance policy made to benefit a collateral heir is not subject to the 5 per cent tax. If a man dies leaving an insurance policy in which a wife is the beneficiary she is paid the money directly by the company and the tax cannot be collected on it. The attorney general also holds that the exemption of 01,000 under the law should be made on estates only after the debts have been paid. All debts should bq subtracted from the estate, then the 81,000 exempted, and the remainder taxed. DCS Moines dispatch: The delegates to the Davenport convention who opposed the election of Dr. Green of Cedar Rapids to the Iowa Episcopate ana who claim thut had tlie full voting strength of the diocese been represented Dr. Edsall, of Cliicagp, would have been the choice, have set on, foot a movement to prevent the ap. proyal of bis selection at the • general convention pf the church, to be held af Wgehington next month. &nd his 0onseer8,tiQn, D.*. Green will first be asjfed to withdraw, then if he declines t,h,e matter urM be c»me4 tp the co« troops are now located in the south, and the remainder of the army will be moved there at once. The purpose is to establish winter camps between the thirty-first and ihirtv- fifth parallels. The major portion of the army thus assembled is destined for service in Cuba, with a much smaller force for Porto Rico and a reserve in the winter catnps. It is not the intention, however, to scud the army of occupation to Cuba until after the unhealthy season lia.s passed, and meanwhile the troops will be put in the best possible condition. CRISIS IN THE DREYFUS CASE. Commission- order was contrary to that of .Secretary i Alger and Miles replied: "Xevei i mind what Alger says, i am in com- j mand now.'' That, of course, .settled I it so far as the officers here are con- i cerned anil unless General Miies's j orders are countermanded next week j will see the practical end of Camp I Wikoff. General Bates says: "My ) orders are to .send the troops awav as fast astransportation can be arranged." ON THE NILE. GAGS THE COHTES. Fr*»l*rS«£»st3i Read* a «*cr*« FrorOgn- Injr the Cort**. MAPRIP. Sept. 16.—The premier, S^nor Saeasta. obtained the queen regent's signature to a decree proroguing- the cortes, and with it ended s stormv session of the senate. General Prinao de Rivera had demanded an inquiry into his administration of the Philippine Islands, ana in doing so he said the attacks of Count Almenas were only "fit for the mouth of a miserable slanderer." Count Almenas was endeavoring to reply when Senor Sapasia read the decree proroguing the eorte*. Count Almenas and General Rivera, separately, approached the president in a hostile manner and a duel is expected. Premier Sagasta afterward read the decree in the chamber of deputies. The government had intended the eortes to sit until -an indemnity bill 3~or the suspension of the constitutional truarantees had been passed, but the threatened agitation ou the part of Gr-neral Weyler and others, toother '.^ith evidence of divisions In botli the liberal and conservative partk-s. convinced Senor Sagasta of the aovisabiiity of closing down debates which would have hindered the free progress of the peace negotiations. SOUTHERN REPUBLICS. Them Are tlie Pajierii .Submitted to a General Xurlinden 1 PATHS, Sept. 19.—At a meeting of the cabinet ministers it was decided to submit the documents in the Drev- fus case to a commission to be selected by the minister of justice. Minister of War General Zurlinden and Minister of Public Works Senator Tillaye left before the council adjourned, and later resigned. At another cabinet council Gen Chanoine was appointed minister for war and Senator Godin was appointed minister of public works. A special commission of the chamber of justice has been asked to give an onin- ion on the proposed revision of the case. Possibility of a Clash Bctneen JiritUh and French Troops. Lo.vuox, <cpt. 10.—The French pa- i pers say that if Major Marchancl is i really at Fashoda he will .stay there. 1 Tlie Echo de Paris .says: "Tlie sirdar's forces dare not fire upon Major Marc-hand, for France is behind him. England mu^t now consent to an European conference, unless she -.vant.s war. 1 ' On the other hand the British | papers are daily issuing- warnings to France, telling her to .stand off or trouble will follow, and there is no doubt that Salisbury will have the nation behind him, even if General Kitchener has to oust Major Marchand from Fashoda by force of arms. England Yields to Kngxia. LONDON, Sept. 10.—Despite Lord Salisbury's declaration that he would brook no interference from any other power in the Niu Chwaiig railwa3 T loan contract, he has now yielded to all the conditions Russia imposed. .As a result, the negotiations with the English syndicate have been broken off and those with the Ru.sso-Chinc.se hunk have been resumed. Aleiielik Aiding J'rance. LO.NIJOX, Sept. 17.— The Constantinople col-respondent of the Daily Mail says: "News has been received here of the occupation of Fashoda (on the White >,'ile; south of Khartourn) by the French expedition under Major Marehancl, assisted by 10,000 Abyssinians under Has Makonnen. the principal general of Emperor Menelik." ____ Secretary Day's .Regig-imtion. WASHINGTON, Sept. 18.— At a session of the cabinet Secretary of State Day presented his resignation, preparatory of his acceptance of tlie appointment as a member of the peace commission, and took leave of his cabinet associates. Assistant Secretary of Slate Moore also resigned. Mum lie DUarmeU, CAKDIA, Crete, Sept. 19.— Admiral Noel, the British naval commandet here, handed Edhem Pasha, the Turkish governor, a demand for the disarmament of the Musseiiuan population. Pasha is awaiting instructions of ^the Turkish goverineu^on the subject. Senator Hoar HUB Declined. WASHINGTON, Sept. 17.— Although no official statement is made to that elt'ect, it is understood from an authoritative source that Senator Hoar has practically declined to accept the post of ambassador to Great Britain just vacated by Colonel Hay. Dr. Hull Dead. NK.W Yor.K, N. Y., Sept. 19.— Dr. John Hall, pastor of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian church and chancellor of the University of the City of New York died in Ireland Saturday, aged 69. Books used by the blind are very expensive. Most of them cost about $4 each. The Bible, in raised letters, is composed of forty thick volumes, the price of which is $25 for the set. This is an exceptionally low price, because the bible seems to give more solace to the blind than any other book. Wrs. Nancy Burger, of Bellefonte, P»,, whose age is 10S, is the widow and mother of heroes. Her husband fell fighting on Commodore Perry's flag- oj» Lake £rie in the war of J813: two Qf her sons were kjjjed »t the battle of Antietam, a,nd her gre»t grandson Is a member of the Fifth Pen .Tpluftteerti, »t Chickamjiuga. The Spanish Peace Commission. LONDON, Sept. 19.—A Madrid special says that the Spanish peace commissioners have been appointed. They are Montero Rios, president of the senate, who is president of the commission; General Cerrero, Senors Abdarzuza, Villarrutia and Gernica. The commission, the dispatch adds, starts for Paris September 25. American Peace Commissioners Sail. NEW YORK, Sept, 19.—The United States commissioueis to conclude the terms ot peace with Spaiu sailed Saturday on the Campania, en route to Paris. Chairman Day believes the work of the commission will not be impeded by useless discussion, as he thinks the American terms will be regarded as reasonable. Salisbury Means It. LONDON', Sept. 19.—It is generally conceded that the powers are going to give England a free hand in dealing with Turkey in Crete, and Salisbury is determined to force the disarmament of the Bashi Bazouks whether ;t be agreeable to the sultan or not. KmpreBB KHzaueth'g Remains. VJK.NXA, Sept. 19.—The remains of the empress were placed in the imperial mausoleum with great ceremony. Dense crowds passed before the casket while it lay in the chapel of the Hofberg-. JJKKVJT1KS. &e*m* Llkelr Tbat Several of Going to Fight. NEW YORK. Sept. 10.—The Herald's Valparaiso specia; says: "The boundary dispute between Chili and Argentina seems likeiy to develop into a great South American conflagration. It is Kelieved. as a foundation, that Bolivia has signed a secret treaty with Argentina to make common cause against Chili. In case of war. however, Peru. I am informed, would checkmate Bolivia, leaving Argentina to the care of Chili. This attitude of Peru is said to be due to the fact that Chili has wiped off ten million dollars from the ransom for the provinces returned by the protocol. Chili is now completing her naval and military preparations for a hostile ciimax to the negotiations with Argentina."' WATSON TO MARE ISLAND. Orders Issued Disbanding the Eastern .Squadron of tlie Navy. WASHINGTON. Sept. 10. Secretary Long has issued order* disbanding- the ca.sicrn squadron and assigning its commander. Commodore Watson, to duty as commandant of the Mare Island navy yard. These orders indicate the firmness of tlie belief entertained by the administration that there is no danger of a resumption of hostilities. The eastern squadron was formed just before the destruction of Cervera's fleet, when Camara's command started for the Philippines and the object of its organization was attained when Caraara and his fleet were ordered back to Suain. The transport Manitoba has arrived from Ponce and Mayaguez, Porto Rico, with 1,280 soldiers. Advices from Santiago state that 40 per cent of the Fifth regulars, recently arrived in Cuba, are now sick and that sickness is increasing. The New York Herald says that aside from the loss of her colonies and the ships destroyed in battle, the war has cost Spain about $374.800,000. Shafter has submitted to the war department his report on the Santiago campaign, covering not only the battle of Santiago, but the entire progress of the military invasion of Cuba. 3 The United States, it is announced from Constantinople, has replied to a recent note from Turkey, declining to accept Turkey's repudiation of the responsibility for American losses during the Armenian trouble. The senate at a recent session definitely adopted the Hispano-Auierican protocol. The recent state election in Maine resulted in the success of the full republican ticket. A solid republican delegation to congress was chosen. The latest returns show that the plurality of Governor Powers will be about 3.1,000, a republican Joss of 21 per cent, and a democratic loss of 6 per cent. The lower branch of the legislature will probably stand 133 republicans and 18 democrats, a gain of 13 for the tetter. AMERICAN PEACE COMMISSION special Meeting of the Cabinet Complete* Its .Instructions. WASHINGTON. Sept. 1C..—The cabinet met iu special session yesterday after noon. All the members were present except Secretary Alger, who was not in the city. All united in the statement made after the meeting that they had agreed to say nothing more of the result of the deliberations than that the peace commissioners had been fully instructed. Of the nature of these instructions they conveyed not a word. The peace commissioners who were approached on the subject made a similar response, thus closing all avenues for authoritative information. NEW BATTLE SHIPS ORDERED. liuiltlcrs of the Oregon Ciet One of the Three Contracts. WASHINGTON, .Sept, \r>.~ The contracts for the three new battle ships have been awarded, One contract goes to the Cramps, another to the Newport Xews Shipping Company, 000 tons'displacement, with a coaling capacity of x',000 tons and a speed of IS,'.; knots. IOWA PATENT OFFICE REPORT. DKS MoiNEB, Sept. 17.—The president has appointed aA commissioners to revise the laws r^ating to patents, trademarks, commercial names, etc., the Hon. P. S. Grosscup, United States HURRICANE IN WEST Tiro Sana-red i'ertons rt , . Bomeleti In Bartm,,^ *'*" LONDOX, Srpt, L--Ad vices f West Indies say a terrible hnrri« has swept over Barbadoes, i n l Windward group O f the Antilles. Two hundred been killed and 4.000 rendered the ST. THOMAS. D. \Y. I . j^ 15 ; According to the latest reports f r( '~~ St. Lucia, the storm which broken,*, the island Sunday night developed aM most unprecedented violence, l»j n , * accompanied by a tidal wave aad tft • mendous rains. Numerous landslide/ were caused and many houses. bricW 's and cocoa estates have been destrovli " At least 12 lives have been ](&.'. Guadeloupe, the French island in th t ! j Leeward group, has experienced vert * heavy weather. Nineteen deaths R ^ reported and there have been dcstruc- tive landslides. A boat from th« island of St. Vincent, a hundred west of P-urbadoes. arrived at island of Grenada, and reports Vincent lias experienced the most lent and destructive cyclone c\ci known there. Kingston, the capita] 01 St. Vincent, is totally destroyed. ]| is estimated that 300 lives have been lost in that island and that 20,000 people are homeless. The bodies of tlit dead are being- buried in trenches. Thousands are starving or are being fedatthepublieexpert.se. The amount of property destroyed in St. Vincent cannot yet be estimated. The demolished buildings include stores, churches and almost all the sla»e buildings. Three large ships are ashore on thi Windward coast and many smullvi vessels are stranded. THEY COME DOWN. Turks Do Xot Care to Figlit the Power* CANDIA. Island of Crete. Sept. 17- An aide-de-cnmp of Djevad Paslia boarded the British flagship and announced that thirty-nine houses from which the British troops had been flrecl upon had been demolished anc that 113 of the ringleaders of the disturbances had been arrested. He adil- cd that the embassies of the powers al Constantinople, in deference to the request of the sultan, had agreed that the prisoners be tried by an international commission. Later, forty-three of the ringleaders who had been arrested were delivered to the British admiral and it is considered probable that all the terms of the ultimatum would be complied with -..without v& sistance. EVANS ACCEPTS SHOHE DUTY, i "Fighting: Bob" Is Succeeded by Captain Terry ou the Iowa. WASHINGTON, Sept. IT.—Captain Robley D. Evans has been relieved of the command of the battle ship Iowa at his own request. He has been assigned to duty as a member of the naval inspection board, and he will assume his new duties after a biief vacation. The next commander of the Iowa will be Captain Silas Terry, now in command of the receiving ship Franklin at the Norfolk navy yard. He will take the ship arouud South America and over to Honolulu in company with the Oregon and some colliers/ WEST INDIES CYCLONE. Three Hundred Persons Killed and Many Thousand Rendered Destitute. KINGSTON, Jamaica, Sept. 17.-—Details of the recent hurricane • received from bt. Vincent show unparalleled destruction of life and property there. Out of a population of -J 1,000, 300 were killed and 20,000 injured or rendered homeless. Owing to the destruction of the provisions, many are starving. The island was absolutely gutted by tne wind and floods from mountains, in addition to the waves along the coast. There is great loss of shipping along the track of the cyclone. Dispute About Kashoda. N, Sept. 17.—A dispatch to the sioner of patents. A Canada p'atent has been issued to M. Kehoe, of Cashing. Iowa, for the evener for two-horse vehicles, for which we secured n United States patent for him as heretofore noticed in our reports. Among the applications prepared by us for I:nited States patents and allowed is the following: McCawley and (iiibrios, scale beam attachment mane in De.s Moines, for retaining a plurality of adjustable weights in convenient position for use on the beam to add and register v.-eights of different objects placed on the scales in succession. Consultations and advice by letter or in person, FKEK! THOMAS G. OBWIG & Co., Solicitors of Patents. Adelina Patti lately sang "The Nightingale's Trill" at a London concert. At the close of the song she was the recipient of a unique gift, a flower covered cage containing a nightingale, *"* y W<id ' ro » «cli to per A rhinoceros bird, about the size of a turkey, which was recently shot on the island of Java, had in its craw the nra from a small telescope and three Jn London there is a mamifactor Kitchener has 'absolute authority to claim Fashoda an Egyptian territory and to expel the present occupants forcibly if necessary. Fashoda, the correspondent -says, will then be occupied by an Egyptian garrison. The Daily Telegraph's Cairo correspondent says that General Kitchener intends to present an ultimatum demanding that the French expedition under Major Marchaudqnit Fashoda forthwith. Schofield Will Not -Serve. WASUIXQTON, Sept. 10.—After a half hour's conference with the president General Schofield announced that he would not serve as a member of the committee to investigate the conduct of the war. General Toral Keacheg Spain. MADRID, Sept. 16.—The steamer Leo XIII has arrived at Vigo with General Toral and 2,478 soldiers and officers from Santiago do Cuba. Japan Orders Street Cars. Sr.^ LOFIS, Sept, 16.—The .St. Louis Car Company has received an order for 'J50 street cars for the Japanese government. Mrs. Banks—Why did you let your eook go? Mrs. Brooks—She said one of us would have to leave. The total number of officeholders in the civil service of the country is 178,717, and their aggregate salaries amount to $0,589,927. A glass firip in Indiana has received in order for 500 glass fence posts, to pe of the usual size and grooved for the reception of wire. _ In the stpne quarries of Si Triphpn, in the Rhone valley, the stone is saw ed by means of continuously i-unpin"* steel wire cables kept moist with, we*|

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