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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 30, 1898
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MOlK^Bi ALGOKA, IOWA - J ^».^« m »^..^,......... , B NOVEMBEE 30, THE HEWS IH IOWA BAb RAILWAY ACCIDENT. ft.C. fe.&S; *r»fn fWch«tt— *wo Persons Killed «nd Munjr fnjtifftri. fctmr.iNOTox, Nov. 35.— A Burlington Cedar Rapids & Northern passenger train, running four hours late, was going , very rapidly six miles north of Burlington, whu& the train struck a curve ahd twtt cars left the track. The d ay coach , co n tfti n i n u abou t < t w en ty passengers, rolled over twice and land- fd right side up in a ditch fifty fee,t awny. The Pullman left the rails but Was not ditched. The following people *ere probably fatally injured: Mrs. Catherine Davis, Widow^ Columbus Junction, skull fractured, is dying; Amanda Hnrmes, 2-year-old chiid of Mr. and Mrs. August -Harmes. Maxfield, Minn., back broken. Besides the above, three passengers were severely and seventeen slightly injured. DES MOINES WILL DANCE. swept* 1tW« Charity linll Jttnnagers Decide Agninst the 1'rotest of M In 1st era. DES MOINES, Nov. 20.—The charity ball will be held as usual this year, the only difference being that thu managers of the ball expect that they will clear more money out of it than ever before on account of the advertising given it by the preachers. The council of the Associated Charities has given its final decision te favor of holding the ball. The Associated Charities was placed in a position of either surrendering to the dictation of the Ministerial Association or else offering defiance to the same. They do not desire to do either, but feel that the preachers are too late for their protest to be considered. SMALL POX IN IOWA. Four Cases Appear nt Lncoim, Warren County. CHARITON, Nov. 37.—The people of Chariton are much excited over the discovery of four cases of small pox at Lacona, eighteen miles north of Chariton. A case was discovered that the local physicians pronounced small pox, but the people laughed at them. Three more cases were soon found, and physicians from Indianola were called, who corroborated the opinion of the local doctors. The town was immediately quarantined, and nobody is allowed to arrive or depart. The trains stop only long enough to discharge and receive mail. Autograph of Julian Dubuqne. • ( DES MOINES, Nov. 25.—The Aldrich collection at the state house has been enriched by the addition of an autograph of Julian Dubuque. It is attached to an agreement entered into by Mr. Dubuque and Auguste Chouteau, dated November 12, 1804. Notwithstanding Julian Dubuque's prominence in early Iowa history, specimens in his handwriting are extremely rare. The document in the Aldrich collection contains his only known autograph. It is owned by Colonel Pierre Chouteau, of St. Louis, who has loaned it to Mr. Aldrich. Colonel Chouteau writes that he thinks he will be able to find another axitograph of Dubuque's among his papers. If successful in the search, he will give the document mentioned to the Iowa collection; if not, he reserves the right to reclaim it at any time. Test of an Iowa Tax Law. CHAIUTON, Nov. 20.—A suit at law that will be watched with great interest by all merchants"of the country has been begun in the mayor's court. Sampler's & Son put in a branch store at Chariton, and the city attempted to collect a license from them under the transient merchants' ordinance passed a short time ago. They refused to pay and wore fined 825. The tax is 91 a day and the license $10 a day. They are going to appeal the case, and the opinion is the city will be beaten. Iowa Boys at Honolulu. DES MOINES, Nov. 26.—Major W. H. 6. Matthews has received a letter from an officer of the Fifty-first Iowa, dated November 11, and written seventy miles this side of Honolulu, saying that the trip thus far had been un- eventfuJ, The transport would arrive in Honolulu that day and wouM stay there two days, leaving on the 13th or 14th, The (transport was sailing on schedule time and had arrived off Honolulu at the time expected when the ship left the Golden Gate. of th« ttn«fne»s District O<J*i . Up itt Flame*. PKHTIT, Nov. 22.— Two whole blocks in the business section of Perry were ravished bjr fire Sunday night. The fire Wa's the second one of the night. The first was in a butcher shop and was soon extinguished by the Perry fire department, with only slight loss. Within fifteen minutes thereafter a second alarm was turned in. This fire was discovered in a livery stable. It is thought to be of incendiary origin. A strong wind prevailed, and soon the flames were communicated to buildings across the street. Six lines of hose Were laid. The pressure was at first good, but, ns the demand of so many lines was great and the needs of a hose at many points so urgent, the efforts of the firemen seemed almost fruitless. The wind carried embers several blocks. Des Moines was telegraphed for aid and sent three wagons and some men on a special trniu. Their work saved many buildings from complete destruction and many thousands of dollars damages. Assistance wns rendered by almost every person in town, and what goods could be removed in the face of the intense heat were taken out nnd stored at almost any place out of the reach of the fire. The ftamus con tinned in their work of destruction until an early hour in the morning, but the conflagration was under control before midnight. The fire is one of the Inrgest sustained by an Iowa town in the hist ten years. The total loss will exceed $300,000. Insurance as yeb unknown. The heavy losses are the Masonic block, the Leader department store, Star Clothing House, Gilbert's hardware store, Ringham's dry goods store, Bailey & Robinson,' clothing; Gamble, hardware; Wild & Rail, shoes; Miller & Trouth, agricultural implements; Leonard, meat market; Heaton, dry goods; Miller, livery; Dooley, drugs; Roland & Dowling, groceries; Fenner & Simon, shoes; Miss Pierce, millinery; Perry Advertiser; Shortly, law library; Gough, tailor; Goddings & Cardall, law library; Chandler block, Shortly block, Bailey block, Elliott block, and Mitchell, livery stable. It is not believed more than 00 per cent ic> covered by insurance. ALL 0?EE ENGLAND AFTER CHINA. tftOOPS ARRIVE IN CUBA. Kmcticnn Soldiers Enter the iiatbor/ at tint-ana. , liAxAiu, Nov. 20.—AH four Companies of the Second regiment volunteer engineers, which arrived off Marianao beach on board the United States transport Florida, landed at the Marinnno wharf with colors flying-. They formed at the landing place and inarched to their camp, two miles away, filing past General Greene and hisstpff, who, on horseback, reviewed the men. All the men, With the ex- ieptioh of five, suffering from seasickness, were in line. The site selected 'or the camp is excellent, on high ground and well supplied with water. ,1'he men' have arrived with only heavy underwear, woolen blouses and cloth breeches, which are very trying under the scorching sun of the seacoast. The medical staff urgently necessary that forms be sent at once for of the men. considers it khaki uni- the comfort THE MESSAGE WILL BE LONG. TO WASHINGTON. General to Byers TV111 Ask Congress Reimburse Iowa. DES MOINES, Nov. 20.—Adjutant General Byers will go to Washington, D. C., next month to personally watch the course of the bills through concrress refunding- to the state of Iowa the amount it has expended in organization and equipment of troops in the late war. The plan to have the money refunded tqtlie states through the war department has been abandoned and appropriation bills will be passed. As there are many claims to be passed \ipon the adjutant general has decided that he will stand a better show of getting Iowa's money refunded in full if he is on hand to look after the matter. The states claim will be at least 8125,000. CEDAR RAPIDS HAS A FIRE. Star Pickle Works Destroyed—Logs From 815.OOO to 8;iO,OOO. CEDAR RAPIDS, Nov. 26.—The Stai pickle works were completely destroyed by fire. The origin of the fire is not known, although it is supposed to have been spontaneous combustion. When discovered the flames were bursting out of the roof from one end to the other. A cold northwest wind was blowing at the time and the firemen were unable to do anything except to keep the fire confined to the one building. The total loss will be from 815.000 to 820,900. Iowa's 0ero Smothered With Kisses. NEW YORK, Nov. 28.—Osborii Deignan, of Merrimac fame, has been kissed again. The young sailor was discovered in the audience at the Broadway theater and was invited behind the scenes, There the chorus girls in the "Jolly Musketeers" set upon him and almost smothered him with kisses. Convicted of Manslaughter. CUXTON, Nov. 25.—John Hudson has been found guilty of manslaughter. He was one of a gang of tramps who became embroiled with three men who •were returning from Dakota. Hudson shot one of the men, named Murphy, and the shot resulted fatally. Narrow Ksctipe from Death. IOWA. FAIXS, Nor. S3,—C. JC, Mason, * well known farmer of this vicinity, narrowly escaped being killed by a terrible fall from a sixty-foot windmill tower. He had ascended the tower to adjust the mill, when a sudden gust pf wind shifted, the yaue and plunged h|m to the ground. Ju fnll- fne, he struck n shed, which broke his full apd undoubtedly saved his life. #e sustained ft dislocation ot both ebouldere and was badly bruised and «»t on »J1 p»rt« ,o| the bojy. With m he sdJJ rt M»r*r, Wife Beater Held for Attempted -Murder? KAMKAR, Nov. 28.—Nick Casey, a farmer living near Kamrar, was arrested charged with having attempted to kill his wife, whom he had beaten until it is feared that she cannot recover. It issaid that Cnsey is notorious for his ill-treatment of his wife, whom he has not permitted to leave the farm for ten years. The citizens are highly incensed and made a demonstration when Casey left on the train for Webster City, where he was placed in jail under $5,000 bonds. Del Mollies Milti Frozen to Death. OMAUA, Nov. 23—One death from exposure is reported sis the result of the blizzard. F. II. Thompson, of Des Monies, la., being found dead on the street in South Omaha. He wasa canvasser for a St. Louis piiblishing firm, and while his clothes were good, they were of summer weight, ami he had no overcoat, Sum 11 fox Cases. DBS MOINKS, Nov. f.'S.— Small pox is reported »t two points in Iowa. Two cases exist at Hamburg, in Fremont county, both of which were contracted at Nebraska City. Dr. Star and Dr. Hatfield, of Lacoua, Warren county, reported to the state board of health the existence of three supposed cases of small pox near Lacona and Milo. 4 Child Smothered. MARSHA w/rpwA 1 , Nov. 37.— A report from Liscomb is to the effect that the 5-naonths-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Johnson, of that place, was found dead in bed and that death was evidently caused by the bed clothing becoming disarranged iu such a ner jus to smother the little one- Jain, JJov. £7.— Fred years old, died from injuries py » wagon wheel p»88ipg over his head. He was riding OB the W§fOj» »nd felj Off, Will Exceed In length Any Scut to Congress In Recent Years. WASHINGTON, Nov. 20.—The president is devoting all his spare time to the preparation of his message to congress. Minor matters will bo considered only briefly, and by far the larger share of the message will be devoted to the great questions which have been raised by the war. Sections of the message have been gone over by the president with the members of the cabinet to whose departments they particularly relate, and the indications now are that the message will exceed in length any sent to congress din-Ing the last several years. Murder of Chrlstlnns In Crete. CANEA, Crete, Nov. 38.—During the trial of the murderers of the Tzangaki family, the depositions of a Mussulman were read. It said that at the time of the massacres Edhetn Pasha, the Turkish commander, assembled the influential Mussulmans and invited them to murder all the Christians found in Canca twenty-four hours after the meeting. The pasha's remarks were uttered in the presence of Major Churchill, who protested strongly and was ordered by Edhem Pasha to leave the room. DCS Mollies Urlck riant Durned. DES MOINES, Nov. 28.—Fire completely destroyed the machinery plant and dry house of the Des Moines Brick Company, situated on the Rock Island tracks just west of the city. The los wns total, and will probably be abou $50,000. . . Blanco No Lunger Cuplitiii-General. HAVANA, Nov. 28.—General Blanco the retiring captain general of Cuba delivered over his command to Genera Castellanos. The civil governors, o the provinces of Santa Clara and Ma tanzas, and the mayor of Havana, hav resigned. Gemma Emperor Home. PoTSDAjf, Nov. 28.—The emperor o Germany arrived here on his return from the holy land. All the Prussian ministers welcomed the emperor anc empress of Germany on their arrival Fouce Commission. PARIS, Nov. 25.—At the request of the Spanish peace commissioners there was no joint session Wednesday, pending instructions from Madrid. Resignation of Blanco Accepted. MADRID, Nov. 25.—The official Ga zette publishes a decree accepting the resignation of General Blanco as governor general of Cuba. British Minister Has Recommendations for the Chinese Balers. TACOMA, Wash., Nov. 25.—The following oriental advices have been received: A telegram published by the Chnwo states that Sir Claude MacDonald, the British minister at Pekin, will probabJy make the following representations to the govei-nment of China on the subjoined points at an early date: First.—The treaty of the powers will not recognize the restoration of the regency on so flimsy a pretext as the ill health of the emperor, which is not sufficient to justify a change in the sovereignty. Second.—The work of reform started by the emperor must not be suspended, hot only in tile interests of peace in the east, bttt for the sake also of the maintenance of the Chinese empire. Third.—It is contrary to the principles of humanity to" visit capital punishment upon political antagonists and this practice must be discontinued in future. Fourth.—The Chinese government must take greater precautions to prevent assaults by natives on foreign residents in Pekin in broad daylight. The British minister is now conducting negotiations with the ministers of other powers on the subject, but no decision has been arrived at. COLORED TROOPS IN TROUBLE Promiscuous Shooting In Which Several I'ersoiis Are Wounded. ANNISTON, Ala., Nov. 20.—Shortly after dark Private Gildhart,of Company B, Second Arkansas, while returning to camp from town, was shot in the head by a negro soldier, who also stabbed him in the back. A little later a member of the Fourth Kentucky is reported to have been shot on Walnut street by negro soldiers, who lay in a gully shooting at the white men wh® passed. Firing was heard in the negro quarter of the city and a squad of the provost guard went to investigate. As it turned the corner of Fifteenth and Pine streets a large crowd of negro soldiers, without warning, opened fire upon the guard withSpringfields. The guard returned the fire, but had few cartridges and soon had to retreat. A number of arrests followed. As a result of the shooting, two negroes •were wounded. The trouble, was caused by the beating of a negro by some white soldierc. WAR DEPARTMENT INQUIRY. IOWA PATENT OFFICE REPORT. DES MOINES, Nov. 28.—Our library, work-shop and office was established in 1870. A property,right in the commercial name we use has been acquired pursuant to state law as follows: , CERTIFICATE. "I hereby certify that in compliance with the provisions of chapter M, laws of the Twenty-fourth general assembly of Iowa, 'An act to ..protect persons associations and unions of working men and others in their labels, trade*marks and forms of advertising', Thos. G. Orwig, of Des Moines, Iowa, has this day filed in the ofllce of secretary of state a form for advertising substantially as follows: The title and main feature of said advertisement is the words 'Jowa Patent Office.' Form of said advertisement in clet-vl hereto attached. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my baud and caused to bo'affixed the seal of the state department. Done at Des Moines, the capital, this 9th day of April, 1892. \\. M. McFARLAND, [SEAT.] Secretary of State." The United States and American Express companies have acquired titles to thoir commercial names by usage. They are in competition with the United States postoffice as carriers of letters and parcels. In this respect we differ from express companies and favor Uncle Sam, because all the work we do in making drawings and preparing and prosecuting applications for patents for inventors is tributary to the business of the United States patent office 4 it Washington. Will cheerfully answer all inquiries concerning patent oflice business, and send circulars FREE. THOMAS G. Qnwifl & Co., Solicitors of Patents. An Spain View* it. "I'm not sin-prised that Spain doesn't •vant her prisoners sent back." "Why?" "She is naturally opposed to a return of damaged goods." A Happy pride, "Brides are usually distinguished for some special trait or attraction." "J believe so." "It's different with one of the latest of them." How so?" Sees Britain's Undoing. Paris dispatch: TRappel, in threatening Great Britain with French hostility in the future, says: "The blunders of Great Britain in the Fashocla •question have irritated Europe anil excited the appetite of the UnitecV States. England and America, can scarely continue to agree. Canada is very tempting after Cuba, and then Jamaica, British Guinia and the cape. A decade hence Great will be caught between Europe and the United States and that day will be Great Britain's death." •T. H. Sonthall Is Convicted. St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 22.—James H. Southall has been convicted. Southal! was the former chief clerk in the office of the engineer department of the United States army, and the charge against him was that of swindling persons out of large sums of money by means of bogus time checks. The total amount of paper said to have been floated by Southall is $700,000. BREVITIES. The commissary department has despatched the steamer' Bratten from Savannah with 700 tons of provisions for the starving people of Cuba.. The Carpenter steel mill, of Heading, Pa., lias just shipped 400 six- inch shells, 200 eight-inch, and 200 six- inch armor-piercing projectiles for the United States to New York and Washington. The plant is just as busy now as it was during the most pressing period of the recent war. These hurry orders indicate that the government is getting on hand a supply of projectiles for the warships. Philadelphia dispatch: The grand •jury presented indictments against United States Senator M. S. Quay, his son, Richard R. Quay, and ex-State Treasurer Benjamin J. ITnywood, charged with conspiracy to unlawfully use public moneys deposited in the People's National bank of Philadelphia 'or the purchase ancVsnle of stocks and for other purposes not authorized by v. John S. Hopkins, the former cashier of the People's bank, now dead, s also named as a party to the conspiracy, General liios, the Spanish governor of the Visoyas islands, cables from loilo that tho rebellion of the native brces in the Spanish military service las been subdued. Ninety-seven cJs were court-martialed, of whom 25 were shot and 09 sentenced to imprisonment for life at hard labor. The nsurrection at Davas, in Mindanao, las been suppressed, according to Jeueral Bios, and tranquility prevails n the rest of tho islands, except Negrps. General Bios asserts that the Spanish garrison atlloilo made several • orties, inflicting serious losses on th« •ebels. He adds also that at Soho the ebels continue to besiege the town. Springfield, III., dispatch: Governor Tanner has issued a proclamation 'Ittcing Pa-.ia under martial law, es- ablishing as the military district the orporate limit's of the city and sill th& idditions thereto, and one mile beyond he city and its additions, and forbid- ling all persons to carry any arms, uch us guns or pistols, either publicly r privately within the district ^fore- aid, and commanding all persons vrho >e»r arms within such prescribed dis- rict to surrender the" same to the (Beers commanding, the National Guard »t Pana within forty-eight ours after the publication 'of the rder, upoo mg}pt of the »ame, NKW YORK, Nov. 22.—Dr. Stinson said he visited Cfimp \Vikoff. Sail) many patients wen; permitted (o leave the hospital before cured. Sc-renty- four Cases were . picked up ! n New York city nnd treated in the hospitals there which should not have been 'allowed to leave Mnnt:uik. Dr. Thompson said sanitary nminp-enients at Montank were bn«l and myriads of 'flies disseminated fecal inatt'ei-exposed in the sinks. Samuel 1'arrich, lawyer of New York, said the president was permitted to make only a parade inspection of Camp WikofF. Ifedeclared Vhat there were hundreds of men who Vvouid be glnd togive testimony before the commission, but were afraid of the fesnlts. lie declined to give testimony which he said would show up a bad condition of affairs because it was not protected. NKW YORK. Nov. 23.—Mrs. Powell testified that she was refused pcfinia- eion to act as nurse because she would not agree to maintain secrecy as to any deriliction of duty which might come under her notice. Miss Lowell fiaid the condition of affairs in the peneml hospital wns .shocking, and named several doctors who had neg» lectcd their duties. Rev. Bryan, ol the Garden City cathedral, said h* knew personally of twenty bodies that were buried nearly milted. At tin morgue the atleiulants sat on the cof* fins with ,the bodies in them anil smoked and told stories. An autopsy was held on the body of one man and the organs removed were left lying about until the attendants tied them up in a towel and threw them away. Col. Roosevelt, of the Rough Riders, said great confusion existed at Tampa, and he finally took the law in his own hands and bought food for his men and horses. He was not reimburse^ for it. The food wns good except th( ,'cauned roast beef, which was very bad. The ammunition supply at Sam tiago -was excellent, but the food was insufficient. He supposed it was be> ca,use of lack of transportation facih jities. There was also a scarcity oi medical supplies and a. lack of surgeons and stewards. There w'as great confusion the first few days at Camp Wikoff. He did not think the men were treated as well as they should have beex so near home. He'thought the trouble was due to the system .more than to any individual instance of inexperience. The lack of adequate transportation was the greatest trouble. NEW YOIIK, Nov. 20.—The Rev. Galloupe, chaplain of the Ninth Infantry, said lie saw no confusion at Tampa, and his regiment arrived in Cuba in good condition. There was no sick-' ness on board. He declared there was no hardship in sleeping in the open air in Cuba. He did so several nights from choice. Dr. Lesser, of the Red Cross, said the wounded were promptly attended to and the surgeons generally acted splendidly. As fa.r as he 'knew none of the sick suffered for lack of medicine, but there was a scarcity o< food for the sick. He-said there were more deaths of yellow fever convalescents from over-feeding than from the effects of the disease itself. NEW YOIIK. Nov. 27.—W. II. Bald, win, Jr., president of the Long Island railroad, said there was no real scarcity of water at Montaulc, and no delay in the carriage of troops and commissary supplies, A letter 'was received by the commission from Robert B. Roosevelt, sci-ivtary of the committee of the Socioly for the Protection of Soldiers. Mr. Roosevelt, commenting upon tlie fact that one of the commissioners had found fault with witnesses for failing to fix the blame for the bad conditions shown to have existed, says that the commission was appointed for the purpose of fixing the responsibility. Ife declares the witnesses "have established monstrous incapacity," and adds that the public expects the commission to locate the blame and correct it. ULTIMATUM GIVEN. joinij .The; Peace CommlsMoncrs Finn! Say to Spnln. PARIS, Nov. 22.—The Spanish-^ ican peace commissioners met in session yesterday afternoon, Americans declared that the United .States must have the entire Philippine archipelago, and for the treaty cession of the islands the Americans tendered to Spain $20,000,000. It was further- declared it is the purpose of the United States to maintain the Philippines as- an "open door" to the world's commerce. On the terms named the- United States proposed mutual relinquishment of all claims of indemnity, national or. personal, subsequent to- the outbreak of the last Cuban insurrection. November 28th was fixed as the date on which the United States.' commission decided for a definite- response to the propositions nnd all other subjects at issue here. It, was also declared that the United States- desired to treat on religious freedom of the Caroline islands, as agreed upon between the United States and Spain in 1880: also tlie acquisition of one of the Caroline islands for an American naval station, and of cable-landing rights at other places in Spanish jurisdiction, and tho revival oE certain Spanish-American treaties as heretofore in force. The Americans also re-fused to arbitrate Article III of the peace protocol, bearing upon the- future disposition and control of the Philippines. The meeting then acl-- journed until Wednesday. EVACUATION COMMISSION. Cuba May Be Freed of Spanish Soldiers Soon. , Washington-dispatch: The Cuban* evacuation commission has made an extended report tp the war depart-- ment concerning the situation in the island, relating largely to the camps, conditions and proposed sites for the United States garrisons, as well as- suggestions as to supplies for the- army and other matters of detail' which must be considered before the: army is sent to Cuba. One of the- most > important features of later reports is the evacuation of the island by the Spaniards, which may take- t>lace sooner than at first anticipated. The commission has been informed' that thirty Spanish transports are now on their way to Cuba and will be able to take away a large number ot the- troops. These transports are expected to arrive in Cuba within a short time. The war department is now making arrangements to send the troops to Cuba as soon as the Spaniards evacuate, arid will be ready to occupy the different points as fast as the Spaniards move away. ORDERED TO CUBA. The Sultiiii Jin tors it Protest. NTiNoi'MS, Nov. 28.—The sultan telegraphed the czar entreating him to abandon the intention of sending Prince George, of Greece, to Crete as high commissioner of the powers. ATHKNS, Nov. 28.—The ministers ol the four powers interested in the proceedings—Great Britain, France, Russia and Italy—went in royal carriages to the palace and formally announced to King George, in the presence of th< royal family of Greece, the appoint ment of his son, Prince George, to b« the'high commissioner of the power} in Crete. The prince later received the congratulations of the ministers. The "Wisconsin" Launched. SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. '.'8.—The bat tleship Wisconsin was successfully launched from the Union Iron work* yards. Miss Elizabeth Stephenson, from Wisconsin, broke abottlcof win? on the bows and christened tlie vesse? as it slid into the water. Greatcrowdi of people witnessed the launching. This is the largest warship ever bnill on the Pacific coast. Naval BnliHtiUQwt* Ordered. """""•"1 CHICAGO, Nov. go.—The LlnitecJ States naval recruiting officer has rei ceived orders from Washington to ep.< list 00 apprentice boys, 20 landsmen and 15 seamen at once. Autumn "How lovely is night in autumn," she softly mannered. A moment later they passed a field of decaying cabbages. "if you have a cold," he said with a faint gasp. ' At » performance of "JTaust," in Cork, Ireland, the gentleman who enacted the.pajrt of Mephistopheles was so stout that the trap-door was toQ small to permit his descent to the infernal regions, and all of his person above the waist'was still visible over, the stage. One ol the gentry god* noUcinir his dilemma, evoiaimed. ''Be. gorra, the place is General Miles Issues the First Orders for Troops t<» Proofed to Ilnvana. WASHINGTON, 'Nov. 25.—General Miles has issued the first of general orders looking to the occupation of the central and western portions of Cuba by the United States troops. The order Was addressed to the commanding general ot the Second army, corps, Augusta, Ga. Its essential features are as follows: "With the approval of the secretary of war the First brigade of the Third division of your corps will proceed, . fully equipped for field service, and take a station in Cuba as follows: Headquarters and one regiment of infantry at Pinar del Rio and one regiment of infantry at • Maricl and one regiment of infantry at Guanajay. The troops will embark at Savannah. The regiment for Mariel should land at Havana and proceed to its destina- * tion by rail. The evacuation of Pinar del Rio by the Spaniards will be completed by December 3 and the troops above designated should reach their destination by December 1, or earlier," UHldivln Hotel Iturns. SAN FHANCISCO, Nov. 25.—The Baldwin hotel, for about thirty years on« of the principal landmarks of San Francisco, was totally destroyed by fire, entailing a financial loss of nearly a million and a half dollars, besides destroying property that uo amount of money or science can replace. . Two lives were lost and more than a dozen persons were injured by the con- jlagration. American Troops tn China. WASHINGTON. Nov. 28.—-The United States navy has landed moVihes ij>\ China. The government received ^ \ dispatch from the captain, of th«i \ Charleston stating that he hud landedV \ his marine guard at Tien-Tsin. The \ \ dispatch was taken immediate^ to the * '< white house by Acting Secretary of the Navy Allen. lUotlng al Seoul. CIIKIIUT.FO, Corav, Nov. 25.—There has been rioting at Seoul between the Independence club and the opposition. Several Coreans were killed and many wounded. Foreigners were not attacked. A Russian warship is at Che- mulpo, and the British legation have (•requested a navul force. Ai\ Italian Ultimatum. \ TANGIKK, Nov. 35.—The Italian gpv. eminent has sent an ultimatum to t/he sultan of Morocco on thesubjectof the detention and ill-treatment of Italian proteges. A week is given in which to reply. Some Indiana sharpers strewed poisr oned wheaton the streets of cities of that state and poisoned numerous sparrows. Tlie heads of these they sent into Michigan, where a bounty is paid on them. The sharpers have received over $3,000, Wra. Larsen, of Hoboken, N. J., is „ sufferer from a fractured skuii, the re- suit of an accident. Before the ivcoi, dent he could speak Norwegian »mj English, tho former of which is hit native tongue. After the doctors had attended to Ins injuries, thp DQVIW of speech again c»iue to him, <f»n only speak English..

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