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JjPPBH m M01NE8LALGQKAtOWA< WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19 1898 ^aiafr^i^M^^AaaiattifflaiAUJiMaA^aa^^^ ...JjzL^.^^VZ'^'l.'^L.^J^L-. ^""^ ^"^ *^ v-^-*—'-«-•_».u -i_*y* -* v-fv*.^ IN10IA LIA&LE Board »* Control Mn»4 Not Oct. 16.-— The state boatd at control has instructed its employes to pay no attention to th4 fcaseftsments made upon them by the thairman of the state central committee of any political party. The board ias gone further and announced to its iiUployes that the payment of such *S8essments will be regarded as suf- Setent grounds tot dismissal. The >oaitiott of the board is that tt is a ion-partisan body, that all of the institutions under its control are nonpartisan and that its employes in their Official capacity must be non-partisan. the law creating' the board makes it ^ misdemeanor to ask » political contribution from an employe of a state institution or for such an employe to folnntarily renke a political contribution, but it is silent as to employes of the board itself. Ex-Governor Larrabee, chairman of the board of con- jitol, said: "We will no* permit one employe to pay a single dollar. On this point the board is n \init. The board of control is a non-partisan body and must so be regarded.". SOLDIERS AT HOME TO VOTE. DIED WMLE 3PKAK1NG. Ex- Plftleth lown Regiment Furlough tended Till After Election. DES MOINKS, Oct. 1-1.—Picsidcnt Mc- fcinley informed Governor Shaw, on iheir tour through the state fromClm- lon to Omaha, that the furlough of the members of the Fiftieth regiment Would be extended for twenty days. The thirty day furlough expires October 20. The extension makes the furlough expire November 30. This will give the members of. the Fiftieth an opportunity to vote. The Fifty-second will have been mustered out and will have left Camp McKinley by October BO. Its members, also, will be able to vote. ' The President In Town. OMAHA, Oct. 13.—President McKinley passed through Iowa yesterday. His special train passed over tbe Northwestern about an hour in advance of the special train carrying the military « and naval representativeB who were to take part in tho peace jubilee. The presidential train entered the state at Clinton at 11 o'clock. Thenceforth, an til Omaha was reached, every sta- Jion was thronged to see it pass. Brief stops were made at Clinton, belle Plaine, Taraa. Cedar Rapids, Afarshalltown, Boone, Grand Junction, Carroll, Denison, Logan, Missouri Valley and Council Bluffs, and where- tver the train stopped the president appeared and addressed the people. He met with a royal reception at each place. Gen. Miles and those 011 the tecond train were also heartily received. Gov. Shaw met the president at Clinton and accompanied him to Omaha. BUBUNGTON, Oct. 14.—The trip of President McKinley and his cabinet Across Iowa over the Burlington was one continuous ovation. Stops were made at Council Bluffs, Red Oak, Glen- tvood, Malvern, Corning, Creston, Afton, Osceola, Chariton,Ottumwa, Fairfield and Mt. Pleasant, and at each place the president's brief addresses received hearty applause. Besides the president, speeches were made by Post-master General Smith and Secretaries Bliss, Gage and Wilson. Changed Her Mind. Sioux CITY, Oct. 14.—Mary Cecilia Donovan, one of the most prominent girls of Woodbury county, was to have married Francis 3, Callahan. All was in readiness for the event, the bride had on her costume and the bridesmaids and best man were on hand, but at the last minute James Hopkins, of Chicago, arrived in Sioux City. He was an old lover of the girl, and he went in all haste to her home. He persuaded the girl to call the wedding off. She did this, to the amazement of all, and at once renounced her betrothal to young Callahan. The latter made all haste to see his bride-to-be and she received him kindly, but his words had no effect upon her and he bid her good-bye. It is supposed now that she will marry Hopkins and go with him to Chicago. CbmttiiMfoner fcntes Drops Mead Apoplexy at Omaha. Neb.j Oct. 13.—A tragic affair concluded the sessions of the National B-airymen's association at the exposition, grounds yesterday, when Hon. fc. S. Gates, state dairy commissioner for towa, while,'addressing the convention, suddenly threw up his hands and dropped dead. Death resulted from apoplexy ahd was instantaneous. Mr. Gates is from Manchester, towa, and was well informed on subjects pertaining to the dairy business, lie had been talking for ten minutes, and was just warmimg ap to his speech. About 300 prominent dairymen» most of them from Iowa, were in the dairy building. He wns proceeding with his, subject with considerable earnestness, and had won the attention of everyone in the room. He seemed to speak with force and precision, adn finally said: Tho dairy business of Iowa is scarcely appreciated by tho outside world. Its magnitude reaches into tho millions and yet its resources are so vast tliat it may ho said that tho spring has scarcely been touched, but— These were his hist words, nnd the crowd was horrified to see the uplifted hand of tho speaker suddenly drop limp to his side. Then ho staggered buck a step and plunged forward— dead. The body was removed to the exposition hospital, and later placed in charge 01 his family for shipment back to Iowa. ALL OVER THE WORLD Sf ATUS OP INDIAN OUTBREAK. lownn Going to Porto Rico. MOINES, Oct. 17.—Charles Say lor, special agent of the department of agriculture, expects to be ordered to Porto Rico within a few weeks. He will be delegated to make an investigation of the sugar industry in tho island and report to the department. Mr. Saylor, since his appointment, has been investigating the beet sucrar industry in the west. He has been working from the Mississippi as far west as the coast for a year, gathering statistics, distributing seeds and conducting experiments in the raising of sugar beets to ascertain to what extent the industry can be indulged. He has he- come familiar with the sugar industry and the department has selected him as tho most available man to conduct the investigation in Porto Rico. A Doctor In Trouble. FOBT DODGK, Oct. 14.—The attorneys of Zenus W. Tobey, a telegraph operator in tho employ of the Illinois Central road, at Fort Dodge, served papers upon Dr. J. H. Palmer, a prominent physician of Fort Dodge, charging him with the alienation of his wife's affections and the loss of her society, Tobey asks $15,000. Judge Birdsall fixed the bond of the defendant at $1,000, that he would not dispose of his lands, goods or chattels before the next term of court. MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 11.—A special from Walker says the council with the Indians was held yesterday afternoon. Seneral Bacon told them that the Pillagers must give up the men for tfhom warrants are out, and must themselves return to the agency. The terms were well received by the chiefs ind runners sent out to the Pillagers, [t is thought that the hostiles will iccept, and that the Worst is over. MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 12.—Gen. Bacon has wired the military authorities to have troops ready for immediate ser rice. The indications are that th troubles are not yet ended. WALKER, Minn., Oct. 3.—Gen. Bacon ind all of his men have arrived here having no difficulty about embarking tie reports that at several places along the lake were seen white flags, indi eating a general surrender. However there is grave fear among those who ire ncq\iaintcd with Indian character Istics that the end is not yet, and that they may be massing for anew attack The bodies of Major Wilkinson, Ser- ffennt Butler and four privates am" sloven wounded soldiers have beer sent to St. Paul. ST. PAUL, Oct. 14.—General Miles lias arrived in St. Paul. It is believet 1 that tho president intimated to the general his wish that he personally investigate tho Indian situation. General Miles Is the best authority the land on Indian affairs. WALKER, Minn., Oct. 15.—Before the council three of the hostiles said they were ready to surrender and willing to use their best endeavors to induce the other Bear Islanders to give up and not wait to be hunted down. AN EABTEftfi WArt. dne—Saj't Admiral Oerftdl Predicts Mnut Unite With BOSTON, Oc6. 16.—The MassachtMetts Reform club met to discuss the troubles of the army, and before it adjourned decided to hold nh investigation on its ALGER IGNORED MILES. tho Herb Martin Found Guilty. DEB MOINES, Oct. 15.— Herb Martin, colored, was found guilty in the district court of assault with intent to commit manslaughter. The penalty for the offense is five years or less. Martin shot; his wife, Cora Martin, about a year and a half ago. The bullet passed through the abdomen. She is now in Omaha in a hospital, apd will probably die before many months from the effects of the wound. Burglary at Totlclvjlle. TOPDVILI.E, Oct. 15.— Burglars entered the store of John Johnson and blew open the safe with dynamite, se- curipg $5QO jn cash, $50 in postage stamps and $10,000 worth of note's, icsurasce policies and other .papers. There is npclew to the burglars, Representative Jtey.noliU Hurt. . OesA&op9A, Oct. 13-— J, W, Reynolds, representative fpr Majia&ka county in the state legislature, was badly hurt at Beacon. Re wa£ driving to wprk at No. 4 shaft of the Oskaloosa Coal and Mining .Company, when his -horse became fritrtjtened apd ran away, Mr, Reypolde was thrown out and in fa)l- iug struck wpo» his head, iufljcti»gr injuries which, rendered him unconscious tor »P»e, ttJ»e, He wa,s hurt pn Boy Ground to COUNCIL BLUFFS, Oct. 14. Baughmnn, the 11-year-old sou of J. 0. Baughmon, a Union Pacific brakeman living in Council Bluffs, was run over and instantly killed by an Omaha Bridge & Terminal Railway train running between Council Bluffs and the exposition grounds In Omaha. The body from the hips was ground to pieces. It is thought the lad attempted to board tho train and fell under the wheels. Iowa Boys to bo Discharged. SAN FKAN Cisco, Cal., Oct. 17.—Examinations have been made of all in the •Fifty-first Iowa regiment deemed by officers unfit for service or those who consider themselves physically unfit. Of aboujj 150 going before surgeons probably 100 will be discharged. The list includes many that have long been sick. It is now believed the regiment will sail about the 83d. I>cntU of l>r. Oilman. MT. PI.KASANT, Oct. 11.—Dr. H. A. Gilman, superintendent of the Iowa hospital for the insane, died Sunday night from a sudden attack of apoplexy and heart complications. His death was a great shock to the people of Mt. Pleasant. Interment will be in the family burinl lot at Jacksonville, Illinois. JOWA CONDKNSHI). Secretary of AVar JJlsrcRardcd General's KccomincndntlonB. WASHINGTON, Oct. 15.—Papers sub mitted by Secretary Alger to tho investigating committee with his statement concerning the conduct of the war, reveal the fact that General Miles recommended tho occupation of the Isla do Pines about the time of the i/attle of Santiago, nnd that General Alger disapproved the suggestion. It also appears that General Miles recommended that some point between Santiago and Porto Rico be taken previous to the beginning of either campaign. The correspondence also developed the fast that there was an apparant conflict of authority between General Miles and General Shatter at Tampa before the Santiago campaign was inaugurated. It also shows that orders were issued by the secretary of war that in the event that General Slmfter should be disabled by sickness or other cause the command of the troops at Santiago should devolve npon General Wheeler, and upon the next in command in case of the disability of both Slmfter and Wheeler. STEAMER ON THE ROCKS. Over A physician i§ sheading i,t W will A burglar who had broken into the general store of J. R. Lundy, at Bondurant, a feiv nights ago, wns given a hot reception by Mr. Lundy, who shot the intruder in the head and shoulders with a shotgun, loaded with heavy shot. Mr. I/undy 'has a burglar alarm, which connects hid store with his residence, which is in a distant portion of the town. He was awakened by the ringing of his alarm. He immediately armed himself with a shotgun and went to the store. Peering through the front window, he could see the burglar moving about inside the building. The storekeeper did not hesitate, but raised his gun and shot the man. The man yelled and fell to the floor. Lundy was afraid the burglar had a confederate and went for help. When he returned the man had gone, but there was a large pool of blood on the floor. It is believed he will be captured. Drs Moineq dispatch: Fire totally destroyed th«) Capital City Oat Meal mills at East Seventh and Court avenue, The loss will be at least $30.000. - Insurance to the amount of 813,000 was had on machinery by the oajj meal com- jcany, The building 1 was four stories high, about forty-four jay seventy feet on the ground and was pvyne<J by the National WpseedOil Company. 'Fran'.' eis Oeneser and J, It. Khuster, of Pea Moines, composed the company »n4 it was kpowjj t$ $1$ trade a.9 the Iowa Co., a»d \v»s ln.ae»#n,de»fc of the s gf • * < fire 15O Portions Said to Have Boca Drowned by tho Accident. LONDON, Oct. J5.—The Atlantic Transport Company's steamer Mohe- Ernn, formerly the Cleopatra, of the Wilson & Furness-Leyland line, which left London for New York with fifty passengers nnd a crew of 150, is ashore off the Lizard, between the Manacles nnd the Lowlands. It appears that when the Mohegan struck, a gale was blowing and the sea wasrunninghigh. Lifeboats put off from the Lizard and from Falmouth, one returning filled with passengers. Several were drown ed, however, it is reported, on th passage of the lifeboat to the shore 'The coast at that point is extremely dangerous, and has been the scene numerous wrecks. Some years ago there was a movement set on foot to pet a lightship placed there, but ii failed. According to the latest in formation from Falmouth the vessel has gone ashore oft' the Lizard, anc but thirty-one of the two hundred persons on board have been saved. To Examine Kansas Ofllcera. SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 15—Gen Merriam has issued nn order appointing Col. Wholley, First Washington, Majoi Rice, California heavy artillery, Majoi Metcalf, Twentieth Kansas, Major Bayless, First Tennessee, and Majoi Carr, First Washington, as a board to examine J. E. Tower and G. N. Watson, of the Kansas regiment. It appears the efficiency of those officers has been questioned, nnd under the provisions of congress, with the approval of tho colonel commanding, such a board may he nppointed by the department commander. Chaplain SIcIntyre DIsmlHSOd, WASHINGTON, Oct. 14.—The navy'de- partment has made public the findings of the court martial in the onso of Chaplain Mclntyre, of the battleship Oregon, for the criticism of his superior officers in a lecture at Denver and in interviews. He wns found guilty and sentenced to be dismissed from the service. The case is now under review by the department, • , Knew HlH Business. Hoax—You know Schneider, the bottler, who recently became a magistrate? Joax—Yes. "Well, be discharged a prisoner yesterday who was charged with stealing a doaen bottles of beer." "So?" "Yes, Schneider said that wasn't enough to make a case." account for the benefit of the board now in session at Washington^ Rear Admiral Geradi, who spoke fot the navy, created much surprise by de« claring the nation nut yet out of war and that England and the United States would Unite in a war in the east. Af tet i speaking of the troubles of the army, ' he said: "The lack of attention on the part of the people regarding th« need and unpreparedness in the armj system was the cause of the present trouble. Congress has not done as i| should have done. The regular armj should be increased. We are not ye1 out of war and we will need a thor* oughly equipped and efficient land and navy force. We are going to dabbl« in the east and you will have to flghl shoulder to shoulder and ship tc ship with England on this Chinese question. There will be an offensive and defensive alliance there. I wish to God that we would keep out of th* Philippines." SUGGEST ARBITRATION. BLOOD SPILLEb AT VIRDEN. Spaniards Arc Tnllclng of Unvlnff nn Arbitration of 1'encc. MADKID, Oct. 17.—The semi-official Correspondencia attaches much importance to Friday's meeting of the peace commission. It says it believes besides discussing the Cuban debt and the evacuation of Cuba and tho Philippines a question was under discussion, which this pnper claims to regard as incredible, as all unprejudiced people must think that, after the signature of the protocol, the rights and sovereignty of Spain would be unquestioned. Continuing, the Corres- pondencia says: "The Americans are uncompromising and disposed to yield only on points of unimportant detail. They are not disposed to agree' to an arbitration, while Spain is willing to accept Russia or Germany. The public is anxious, but we cannot immediately reassure it, telegraph not being, under present circumstances, tho means oi information." P, B. Barpes, an attorney }n Chicago, has brought suit in that eity -against butcher -in that city because hilmeat The Lost M FALMOUTJI, Oct. 17.—Out of the 101 persons on board the lost steamer Mohcgnn, forty-five were saved. From the best evidence obtainable it appears that the Mohegan foundered five minutes after she struck the rocks. She was iroinp- at full speed, struck twice, stooped and rapidly settled into the water. As the captain and the executive officers of the sieamer went down with her, it has been impossible thus far to ascertain how she jrot out of her course, as Falmouth lights and the const were visible. One of the survivors, George Maule, of New York, said: "We left London Thursday, and all went well until 7 o'clock the ivext evening, when most of the passengers .vere at dinner. The steamer was joing at full speed, and suddenly we icard a loud crash, which seemed tc denote that we had collided with some other vessel. But when we rushed on leek we found that the Mohegan -was on the rockd between the Manacles and the low lands, in the vicinity ol ,he Lizard, Orders were given at once to lower the boats, and the crew f the steamer behaved like heroes, ler captain stood on the bridge, and he greatest order prevailed among he officers and crew, The steamer, lowever, began to settle by the head, .'wo boats were launched. The women vere sent away in the first boat." Spaniards Are LeavinK Havana. HAVANA, Oct. 34,— The Spanish mail steamer Reina Maria Christina has sailed for Spain with 1,073 officers and troops, 051 cases of military archives anil a heavy cargo of ammunition, the exact quantity not being ascertainable. JJUEVITJKS. A cable message received recently from Pekin, from H. II. Lowry, president of tho American University in China, denies the truth of ail the recent stories as to the suicide or assassination of the emperor, but says that the emperor has been deposed and the dowager empress reigns. News from Australia says the Head Hunters, the cannibal natives of Ren- dova, have of late been extremely active. On the western portion of the protectorate they captured a village and, after sUuig-htering many of the inhabitants, returned home with thirty jrisoner.s. These were killed and eaten at a barbaric feast. Evenment, a Paris paper, published an interview with Chamberlain, British secretary of state for colonies, now in America, in which he is quoted as saying that the United States, owing to the recent war, is in the same post tion as Great Britain is in Egypt; that the United States has ail imperative duty to keep the Philippines, adding: "The moment has arrived for the United States to prepare for an extension of territory. To realize this ideal she will not refuse Great Britain's support. Great Britain, the United States and Canada will be invulnerable." Work on the Spanish cruiser Vizcnya lias been abandoned. Divers found fifty feet of the bottom of the bilge one. The wrecking Jug'Chapman' is coaling and will tow the Sharpe from Santiago, whore she has been provjs- oning, to the wreck of the Colon. tfaval Constructor. Jlobson accompanies the expedition. Half of tht deck of the Infanta Maria Teresa has been laid. Jn pumping out the engine •coin, both engines were turned by hand. It is e*pec^4 that the Teresa viU leave for Jtfew ¥0rk ?.*' JfoJ'/fllk on October lit. Arrlrttl of Non Union Miner* Precipitate* ft Serlong Engagement With Striker*. ViBbEN, 111., Oct. 13.—The arrival ol negroes from the south yesterday afternoon was followed by a desperate battle. Five hundred shots were ex changed between the strikers on one side and Sheriff Davenport and his deputies on the other. It is though! at least twenty men on both sides were killed and wounded. The best inform ation is that ten were killed ahd fiv« fatally wounded, five seriously. A Chicago Jk Alton policeman named D. Kiley was among the killed. When the train arrived bearing the.negroes, fully 1,600 armed miners lined up on each side of the track. The train stopped in front of the gates of the stockade and the trouble, began. Dozens of shots were fired from the stockade at the white men and white strikers half a mile away. Kiley was killed by a shot from the tower. The wildest rumors are afloat, one to the effect that fifty miners were killed. There is the greatest excitement. The men are securing whatever arms they can to defend themselves if the trouble spreads. Women and children are fleeing to their homes and barricading the doors. It is reported that the miners were fired upon from the stockade after the train went through. It seems that the union miners were looking for the train bearing the negroes. Upon its arrival a shot was fired from the train. Firing began on all sides and the engineer of the train was hit. The fireman jumped to the throttle and threw it wide open and the train, which had stopped at the mines but two minutes, and from which none of tho negroes had alighted, was pulled on to Springfield. Tho fighting continued between the miners nnd the sharpshooters employed by the mine owners, and i6..is, said all of the dead miners were killed after the train departed. J. F. Eystcr, superintendent of the provision' store of the mining company, was telephoned to send physicians to the stockade. He went there with two, and upon his return the union miners, learning what he had done, chase.! him into his store. lie rushed to the roof of the building, from which he crossed to the roofs of other buildings, amid the fire of Winchesters. He was armed with two revolvers. He was finally wounded, probably fatally, and captured, after which he was brutally treated. Inside the stockade two were killed and eight wounded. Outside eight were killed and fifteen wounded. On the train which pulled into Springfield one deputy was killed, Engineer K.vger was shot in the arm and eight nejrroes were wounded, one of which died afterwards. Gov. Tanner had been appealed to by Sheriff Davenport for troops, the sheriff declaring that the situation was absolutely beyond his control. To his appeals the governor replied that so long as the coal company persisted in importing labor he would not furnish troops unless rioting occurred. After the fight troops were sent to the scene of the fight. Upon arrival at the stockade guards were ordered to surrender. One failed to do so and was shot. Squads of militia were sent out over the town and every man found was disarmed. SPBINGPIKLD, Oct. 13.—In an interview, Governor Tanner said he had instructed the militia sent to Virden to disarm all persons bearing arms, and to not allow imported laborers to unload from any train within the city limits nor to march in in a body. He declared that the officers of the company, who brought the ncgr6 laborers into the state against his urotcst, were guilty of murder, nnd should be indicted and convicted and he believed they would be. VJEDEN, 111. Oct. 14.—The day passed without another outbreak of violence, but aside from tho restraining influences of the militia, no progress has been made toward permanent peace. The idle miners are excitable and determined, while tho Chicago- Virden Coal company has shown no sign of a purpose to abandon its plan of operating its mines with imported negroes. The shooting" has resulted in fourteen deaths so far. VIRDEN, 111., Oct. 14.—At 5:35 last evening a train arrived here from Springfield bearing twp carloads of negroes taken through to Springfield on the previous day. Manager Lukens, of the mining company, demanded of Captain Fevier, of the militia, that they bo permitted to disembark, but the captain would not permit it, accl the train proceeded south, SrniNGFiEU), Oct. 15.—The troops are now in full control at Virden and Pana, with orders to permit no negroes to be unloaded from trains. Sl'BINOFlEM), III,, Oct. 17.^-Judge R. B, Shirley, in the Macoupiu county circuit court, at Carlinville, has issued an order calling for a special session of the grand jury to meet Wednesday, October 19, to investigate the cause of the Virden riot and return indictments against the guilty parties. 'I'lio Modern Magazine. Managing Editor—ijow many pa^es have yoix? Foreman—Two hundred and twenty- four. Managing Editor—Two hundred and twenty-foijr? That would be too bulky. How is it proportioned'? ' Foreman—One hundred and ninety pages of advertising and thirty-four pages of rending matter. Managing Editor—IJring me the proofs of tU&re«djng matter. We will have to cut it down to 300 pages. WAS DEPARTMENT WASHINGTON, Oct. ll.—Capt. Cutler, of Troop A, Grigsby'S Rough Riders, was'before the investigating committee yesterday. He had been stationed at Camp Thomas. He said the conditions at.first,were bad, but they were soon rectified. He thought pies sold the men were unwhoVsome and also said too much stale chicken had been sold to them. Dr. Hysell, chief surgeon of the Third division of the First army corps, located at Camp Thomas, followed. Dr. ITysell thought typhoid fever had been imported into camp from outside, and that the increase hod been due to the failure to properly cover the sinks and to the prevalence of flies. Ma or Gallagher, depot commissary at Siboney, San Juan, Santiago and Montauk Point, said he heard of no complaint of lack of rations at the front while at Siboney. At El Paso there were never enough rations for even a day ahead. A Shortage of lighters was the cause. Two of his assistants were inefficient and indifferent to their duties. WASHINGTON, Oct. 13.—The war investigation commission devoted the forenoon session to the examination of Secretary Alger "a statement and the papers furnished by him in reply to the commission's inquiries. WASHINGTON, Oct. 14.—Before the investigating commission yesterday Dr. Hoff, chief surgeon of the Third ;orps at Chickarnauga Park, said ho flid not consider Camp Thomas in the best sanitary conditj&fe but ns good as circumstances, together and e deep enough capacity of the a often doubled age of medical snp- Jould be under Men camped tooj sinks could not without blasting rlivision hospit and trebled. • plies had :coniiri;.ued for weeks, but there was generally sufficient to meet immediate demands. Borne requisition's had been returned from Washington because improperly filed and this had caused suffering. He had heard complaints of deprivation because of shortage of tents. For several weeks the Second corps hospital was so overcrowded it was found accessary to stop receiving patients, but this condition was, relieved when Sternberg hospital was completed. The commission gave the remainder of bhe day to the reading of papers submitted by Secretary Alger with his Statement concerning the conduct of the war, WASHINGTON, Oct. 15.—Dr. Seaman, major and surgeon of the First Volunteer engineers, who saw service in Porto Rico, testified that the supplies furnished by the commissary department were not suitable for invalids, and he depended on the Red Cross and National Aid societies for thcfoodncc- i-sary for the patients. He would not criticise the medical department of the irmy. Whatever fault existed was in other departments, lie declined to inswer questions put by Commissioners Connor and Brown, saying that after appearing before the commission he was expected to appear before the war department, and he would 1 noc criticize his superior officers while lie" wore .the.- shoulder straps. Lieutenant Hill, an officer of tho warship Jowa, said the army would have been unable to land, at Santiago, and unable to subsist after landing without the aid of tho navy, because it failed to provide itself with lighters. When a man's'wife falls heir to money, all the other married joe« tows .fee} m igh ty f «n ny. Aguiniilclo Jlavluiy Trouble. MANILA, Oct. 15.— It is reported that Macabulos, chief of the five northern provinces in the Philippines, has rebelled agaiflst Agninaldo; that hard Bghtine 1 has already taken place between the opposing factions. It is understood that the Spanish emissaries are xinderminins' Aguinaldo's influence and trying to induce the natives to demand that Spain retain the Philippines. Applications for Patents Allowed. DES MOINES, Oct. 17.— The following eases prepared and prosecuted by us have been allowed: An apparatus for demonstrating the philosophy of thunder and lightning and tho utility of lightning rods. Dodd & Stru there, of Des Moines, inventors. Their application for a patent, for a machine for making flexible l;?htnin°- rods of copper wires is pending! A patent luis been allowed to J, H. Dempster, of Des Moines, for his ftcetyline gas generator in which all tho parts are connected nnd adapts the apparatus to be moved about advantageously, locnted in the cellar or the parlor for illumiunting a house. It is automatic in its operation, economic and safe. . ; Among ten recent decisions relating to the registration of trade-marks is the following: "Whether or not the word 'Dewey* V3 an ordinary surname or has become fanciful nnd romantic, it should not be registered as a trade-mark, a? no sne has the right, without the consent af Dewey, to appropriate his name as l i trade-mark on the ground that a .iving- celebrity is entitled to protection from the ordinary trader." Printed Copies of the drawings and specifications of any United States patent sent for 10 cents. Wo have sflieiiil records of all issued since 1850 to date. Consultation and advice in person or by correspondence, free. _, IOWA PATENT OFFICE, Thomas G. Orwig &Co , Proprietbra. Quite Different. "I suppose," said the admiring friend, "that you gave a great deal- ol * *" g "No," answered, the lawyer, "I never ?ave a bit of thought to it. But," he added, reflectively. MJ sold a lot." TODDVJLLE, Oct. 15.—Burglars entered the store of John Johnson and blew open the safe with dynamite, securing 8500 in o^sh, $50 j» postage stamps B nd »io,ooo. worth of notes, insurant policies 'and other papers. There is no clew to ttoe burglars.

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