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A'! •1?MM WPEfc CIS MOINES! ALGONA IOWA. WEPNE8PAY DEOEMBER 7, 1868 THE NEWS IN I01A CLOTHING THE GUARD, Adjutant General Wjreri fcet* Contract* for Clothing-, fife* MoiSfcS, DeCi 3.—Adjutant Gum* efftl fiyers has purchased the following Army Supplies for the reorganized K&tioKfcl Gnftrd: From the Henderson* Ames Company, ot Kalamazob, 600 army blouses and 1,600 pairs ol leg- gitos; from TjSllie, of Columbus, 600 blouses, 1,000 trousers and 1,000 cam- paipn hats. The total amount o,f the contracts was about $8,000. The National Guard of lowa.will be reorganized shortly after January 1. General Byers says lie lias applications from most of the companies in the old Fottrtli regiment for reinstatement. Many ol the Officers nnd men may drop out, but the old companies will probably form the nucleus about which the new regiments will be formed. The clothing just bought is for the guardsmen to be reorganized. CHARITON ROBBER ARRESTED. Captured In l>e» Blolnen by Sheriff Mnn- nlnsr—Fairly Identified. CHAHITON, Dec. 2.—Sheriff Manning brought down from DCS Moines a man •who gives the name of Thos. Robert- Bon, and whom they have the strong? est evidence to believe is one of the men who robbed the county treasurer's office. They have been following clues since the day of the robbery, and evidence has accumulated against him that makes it almost certain that he is the man. People who saw the man the officers were following the day of the robbery, and have seen him since his ariest, are positive he is the man. He is known as an all-around crook, and Tf hen arrested had $370 in money in bis possession and about SI 00 worth of diamonds and an unusual amount of fine clothing in his room. Lncona'i Small Fox Cane*. DES MOINES. Dec. 5.—Regarding the «mall pox scare at Lneona, Dr. Starr •writes as follows: "Fhere are two cases in town and'one one and a miles north of town, and each of them carefully guarded by the proper officers. There has been no new cases developed recently, and the town is not quarantined, as was reported, but people go about their business as usual. The citizens, as well as the officers, are exercising every effort to keep it from I spreading, and there is but little probability there will be any new cases, unless they should appear in the homes of those who are now sick with it. The report that trains are not allowed to stop only long enough to change the mail, that the town is quarantined and people prevented from coming and going at will, and that there are twenty or thirty cases of small pox in town, is entirely false and unfounded in every respect." Iowa Butter. DES MOINES, Dec. 3.—The exact statistics relative to the shipment af Iowa butter by creameries and railroads during the past year are in the hands of thestate dairy commissioner. They show a total number of creameries of 954, an increase of 63. The shipments of butter fell off, however, materially, being as follows: In 1897, 99,547,684 pounds; in 1898, 95,299,211 pounds; de- Crease, 7,248,473 pounds. COVBNTION. Dr. n, of Chicago, fcl*cttd Bishop ,. _ O*er t>r. Green. -.'.. •'.-, ' CF^AftfiArir>8, Dec. i.— At the EpiS eopfliiarraiocesah convention fiev. The oilore' &. Jlorrr'son, of Chicago, wns elected bishop of loiva, defeating* Dr Green . of Cedar Rapids, on the second ballot by a rote ithich resulted as fol lows: Clerical totes — Dr. Green, 18 Dr. Morrison, 26; tir. Cornell^ 1; lay votes— Dr. Morrison, 7C; Dr. Green, 52 Dr. Cornell, 2. Dr. Morrison was born in Ottawa, 111., and 5s 48 years old. He Was graduated from the Illinois College, at Jacksonville, Illinois, and received his ministerial training at the General Theological Seminary in New York. His first charge was at Pekin, 111. Coming to Chicago in 1876, he became rector of Epiphany church and has occupied this position ever since. "DAILY NEWS" IMPROVED. Itollar Dally Adtti Two New DcpHrtmcntH. DBS MOIXES, Nov. 30.—The Des Moines Daih' News has added pages for women and children to its Saturday edition. The boys'and girls' department is called the "News Junior." It is proving very popular. The News gives fine framed pictures to the school rooms of the children writing he best articles each week. Judith Torgenson edits this department. The Daily News is the cheapest daily in the world—81 a year, 75c for six nonths, 50c for three months. Indictment for Hunker Convict. ATLANTIC, Dec. 5.—A. I/. Dickcrson, ashier of the defunct Cass County iank, sentenced September 4, 1804, to six years in the state penitentiary at Tort Madison, wns released yesterday, laving gained twenty-one months for food behavior. His troubles are not over, as Sheriff Hill went to Fort Madison and arrested him upon an indictment found by the grand jury on one of the several other counts against the prisoner. Mcllle Jury Disagreed. DBS MOINKS, Dec. 5.—After being out forty-nine hours the jury in the Sidnion Mcllie case, charged with fraudulent xise of the mails, in doing a bucket shop business, was discharged by Judge AYoolson and the case continued until the next term of court. JOWA CONDENSKD. Two Tramps Killed. NEW HAMPTON, Dec. fi.—A bad wreck occurred on the Chicago Great Western railway about two miles north of New Hampton. Two tramps stealing a ride were killed and several cars demolished. The train broke- in two, and when the front part backed to find the rear part, they met on a grade, both running, and a collision resulted. Badly Hurt While Sleighing. DES MOINES, Dec-. 2.—J. M. Christy, president of the Christy Coal Company, was out sleighing with his daughter and Miss Frances Ilemeuway, of Moline, when his horses became alarmed at a street car and upset the cutter. The car killed one of the horses and Mr. Christy is in a critical condition from concussion of the brain. Wreck on the Iturlington, OTTUMWA, Dec. 3. — A double wreck occurred on the Burlington west of town. A west-bound freight ran into a derailing switch at the bridge. The engine and seven ears were piled up. An east-bound freight came immediately afterward, running into the wreck. Arthur Hickey and. Frank Connor, brakemen, were badly hurt, JJickey may die. Stiite Traveling: Men'* Association. DES MOINKS, Dec. 3. — At the annual convention of the State Travel inir Men's Association the following officers were elected: President/ Wm. H. WJieeler; vice-president, VVm. II. Smith ; secretary-treasurer, F, E, Haley; directors, Wm. A. Meyer, A, B. Waite, John Verran, Geo. E. Moul, E. C Evans. ....... .' _ __^ _ Teoumiis Succeed* llliimelf. WASHINGTON, Dec. 1. — It is officially announced that Inter-State Commissioner Yepmans is to succeed himself. Jljs term expires December 3). Mr. Yeoiaans was appointed from .Sioux Millionaire KSOKUK, Nor. 3Q.«-*WU1iarniCiraliain, who came to Jovv» }» 1847, died l»ere, *gpd 90 years, W<8 was a mulU-mH- JSpnaire, wifli ext.ent.iye l)u*i)'ess jn r teresls in fowa cities and Washing-ton J}e niu.de most of his money in *j-n, Indiana tow {IS i« Des Moines dispatch: The amendment to the constitution of Iowa providing for an increase in the membership of the house of representatives was overwhelmingly defeated at the polls November 8. In favor of the amendment 33,872 votes were cast and against it 76,931 votes. Bonds to take up outstanding warrants amounting to 560,000 were a few days ago sold to the W. •!. Hayes Bond Company, Cleveland, Ohio, at 33£ per cent and a premium of $1,380 by the city of Des Moines. There were fifteen bidders, and all say this was one of the lowest bond sales ever made. The purchaser is to pay for getting out the bonds, which are Des Moines delivery. A bursted water pipe in the third story • of a building occupied by McCullough Bros., of Clinton, who conduct one of the biggest dry goods stores in that section, caused goods to be damaged to the extent of several thousand dollars. The pipe froze during the cold weather, bursted and thawed out during the night. No one occupied the other two stories, and consequently the leak was not discovered until morning. Des Moines dispatch: The republican plurality in Iowa in the November election was aboiit 63,000 as shown by the official canvass. Secretary of State George L. Dobson leads the ticket with a vote of 236,524. The total vote was about 426,000. The pluralities of the various congressmen were as follows: Hedge, 3,249; Lane, 1,282; Henderson, 6,040; Ilaugen, 7,019; Cousins, 5,365; Lacey, 1,471; Hull, 7.652; Hepburn, 3.824; McPherson, 4,492; Dolliver, 7,403; Thomas, 0,284. Des Moines has a population of seventy thousand and eighty, according to the new directory. It contains 29,509 names. Deducting 5 per cent for removals and firm names, there remains 28,033 names. And, by multiplying this by 2J-j, the lowest figure used in computing populations, the total population is given at 70,08o. This is said to be an increase in population in the past year of 2,135, a gain of 500 more than the annual average of the past five years. Frederick Martzcn sent a bullet through his wife's head ono day last week and then shot himself. He died at once and she is dying. They lived on a farm near Green Tree, and neighbors say their lives havo always appeared happy. There were no witnesses to the tragedy, unless it was their children, four in number, who are orphaned by the tragedy, Martzen was 35 years old, his wife 32. A neighbor, whose attention was attracted by the crying of the children, discovered the dead man nnd his dying wife shortly after the shooting. At Emraeteburg recently a printer named tjlmiqs went to the St. James hotel and engaged a, room. He paid for his lodging and breakfast nnd worked during the day in the Reporter office. In the evening he participated in a game of cards in the hotel and eavly in the evening . retired to his room. The clerk conducted him to hjs ropin pntl $ few jpinutes afterward a noise wis heard, The hotel clerk on tlis floor and a i»' his I(an4. He lejt § Jetipy #4iJfe««f4 t9 )>is wife ALL OVER THE WORLD SECRETARY ALGER'S REPORT, l»rii«lcftlly Complete oftlcl*! History ol the Lftte War. WASHINGTON, Dec. 3.—The annual report of Secretary .Alger is a practically complete official history of the Spanish-American war. The secretary has given to the public not only all the official dispatches that passed directly between his own office and commanding officers in the field and camp, but has supplemented these with short explanatory notes setting forth the reasons for various , movements, and then, to complete the record of events, he has included in the body of his report the report of General Miles, of all the generals who •participated in the campaign in Cuba, •Porto Rico or the Philippines, and finally the reports of all the bureau officers of the Avar department. Nowhere is there shown a disposition to criticise, the official dispatches being allowed to tell their own story, and generally, the secretary finds much to pi'aise and cause for sincere congratulation in the results obtained. ANOTHER SNAG IN THE WAY. Spanlard§ ItTny Refuse to Give In to Some of Uncle Sam'B Demands. PARIS, Dec. 2.—From information which comes from a well authenticated source it seems unlikely that the commission will finish their work as soon as had been expected. Madrid lias instructed the Spanish commissioners on three points to which the Americans attach much importance. These are the cession of an island in the Carolines, the granting of religious freedom over the whole of the Carolines and the cession of a cable and coaling station at Ceuta. The Spanish government has instructed Senor Montero Rios to grant none of these, nnd while Spain may ultimately yield to them (ill, it is admitted that the American commissioners have no power to enforce their demands on pointsnot :overed by the protocol. Before Spain Iocs yield the negotiations are likely to be prolonged and the United States nay have to give a substantial quid >ro quo. KNOCKS TAX DOWN. Undo Sani'g Retaliation on Venezuela Has the Desired Effect. NEW YOKK, Dec. 3.—The Venezuelan [•overnment has decided not to impose urther duties on supplies sent the American consulates located in that iountry. The government imposed hese duties several weeks ago, not- vithstanding the fact that, with one xception, all other countries in the vorld where United States consuls are ocaled levy no duties on such importa-' ions. The United States immediately •etaliated and assessed the regular luty on all articles sent from Ven- zuela to its consuls in this country, .'he action had the desired effect and i circular has been received by the :ollector of the ports from Washington tating the recent order has been can- :elled. The reason assigned was that Venezuela had decided not to impose .he duties hereafter'in such cases. Tlie Curllsts Active. LONDON, Dec. 3.—The Madrid correspondent of the Daily Mail says: "In consequence of the Carlist agitation in the province of ^ 7 izcaya, many rich families in the country districts are removing into the large towns for safety in case of an outbreak. Carhst emissaries have arrived at the respective Carlist headquarters in Vascongadas, Navarre KIU! Maestrazgo, and it is expected that the government will order the garrisons at those places to'be increased." The Forty-ninth Iowa Ordered to Cuba SAVANNAH, Ga., Dec. 3.—The Second division of the Seventh army corps, the Second division hospital corps and the signal corps, Battalion B, Seventh army corps, have been ordered to move as soon as possible to Havana. It will take fifteen transports to carry them. The regiments in the Second division are the One Hundred and Sixty-first Indiana, Second, Illinois. First New York, Fourth Virginia, Forty-ninth Iowa and Sixtli Missouri. Audree Heard From. STOCKHOLM, Dec. 3,—An engine drive' 1 named 'Detke has written the Swedish-Norwegian minister at St. 1'etorsburg a letter in which he says lie found in the vicinity of the Ural mountains a bottle containing two papers, one of which bore the following message in French: "Andree's balloon has crossed the Ural mountains. . Amlree." The other paper was inscribed in Russian as follows: '•Give this totter to consul or police." I'lfty Yeurg of l r r>tiic*iit Jogepli. YIKNNA, Dee. 3.—Emperor Francis .Joseph yesterday, upon the fiftieth anniversary of his accession to the throne, issued a general order to the army thanking the soldiers for loyalty and fearless valor throughout his reign, Amnesty is granted political offenders in Hungary and a number of decorations gazetted, Chinese and Indian fishermen hare an ingenious way of training the otter. They catch the small cub and put a collar round the throat. The little creature, finding itself unable for days together to swallow anything 'it catches, gives up trying to do so, and firmly believes for the rest of its life that an, otter can only swallow such food as it receives direct from its master's hand. an4. accordingly, it faithfully brings to the bunk all the fish it captures. * Mrs, Annie Wojciedupwska got rid of her nanse by dying the otner day at '- Bay, Wjs., a.t &Jje age qf jog SPAIN ACCEPTS. Spnnldh CotnrtilMloneni Accept the lean Offer trnconditldhnily. PARIS, Nov. 29.—The joint peace commission m*t yesterday .afternoon, and the Spanish commissioners immediately announced the acceptance of the American demands. When the members of the two commissions were seated, President Itios handed the Spanish reply to Fergeson. the interpreter to the attached American commission. The answer stated that through the controversy Spain had strongest arguments; that, as between positions so diametrically opposite, the American offer of twenty millions is not a fair sum,' Nevertheless, the reply continued, Spain desired to avoid farther effusion of blood nnd further disorder, and had concluded to accept the American offer unconditionally, and thus bow to the superior power of the victor. The secretaries were then ordered to prepare the treaty, the articles embodying the cessation of Cuba, Porto Rico and the Philippines, and payment by the United States of twenty millions, for submission to the meeting Wednesday. MADRID, Nov. 29.—The city is calm. There have been no disturbances resulting from the announcement of Spain's acceptance of the terms of the Americans. The papers, however, publish gloomy articles, sadly reminding the country that the day is one long to be remembered as marking the "closing 1 scene of a glorious colonial history." All agree that the government has adopted the only possible policy, though much bitterness is displayed toward the United States. PATHS, Nov. 30.—The joint commission devoted two hours a.id a half to drafting the first three articles of the treaty, dealing with the cession of Cuba, Porto Rica and the Philippines, upon which the commissioners agreed in principle. General discussion on other articles folio wed, but no decision was reached and the session adjourned until tomorrow MUST BE RECKONED WITH. German Newspapers Admit Growing Power of United States. BERMN, Dec. 5.—Spain's acceptance of the terms of the United States has naturally keenly interested the German government and press, although, adhering to its policy consistently followed throughout, the government has uttered no opinion either in interviews or through the medium of the semi-official press. lUjt the newspapers generally admit that hereafter the United States nrnst be seriously reckoned with in international politics, and, as a colonial power, whose push and energy may interfere with the ambitions of other powers. The German papers, therefore, predict frequent political complications for the United States. Precautions Against Cat-lists, MADRID, Dec. 5,—Additional precautions have been taken by the government against the Carlists in the provinces, notably Caiqgossa and Biscay. Thirty-seven Perished. LISBON, Dec. 3.—Thirty-seven people drowned who were on board the steamer Clan Drummond, wrecked in the Bay of Biscay. nitEVITIKS. A cable from Otis, at Manila, says the transport Zealandia arrived there with the First Tennessee. No casualties. Trieste and vicinity was flooded by a tremendous tidal wave, which did much damage to property and ships, and caused the loss of many lives. There was a violent earthquake throughout the southern provinces of Austria. From various causes no fewer than twenty-eight lives, it is reported, were lost. The czar, replying to the sultan's telegram urging the czar to abandon his intention of sending Prince George of Greece to Crete, as high commissioner of the powers, declared that the friendly sentiments of Russia towards Turkey are xinchanged, and, while Prince George is going to Crete as commissioner of the four powers, the sultan's rights of sovereignty will be safe guarded. Tacoma dispatch: Thousands of sheep are imprisoned in the mountains near Pendleton, Ore. Three feet of snow has fallen in the foothills there and the sheep cannot get through it to the valleys below. This situation results from the fact that the sheep men have kept the sheep on the mountain ranges as long as possible on account of the clryuess and lack of grass outside. Unless chinook winds blow and melt the snow the sheep men will be unable to bring the sheep out without heavy loss, Stockton, Cal., dispatch: A mostdis- astrous accident occurred near Fourteen-Mile slough. A part of one of the boilers of the river steamer T. C, Walker was blown out, killing six and dangerously wound! us 1 ten persons, while probably fifteen or twenty were more or less badly hurt. Most of the passengers were in bed when the explosion occurred, and the dead were virtually cooked alive by steam. Others were terribly scalded. Dr. J/.yman Abbott, pastor of Plymouth church, Brooklyn, Henry Warcl Keecher's successor and one of the leading preachers of the country, has resigned his charge because of failing The energetic actiop of Oscar Straus, l/he United States minister, has ob- tuned » concession which the united powers, lj»d been for eighteen months ralnly endeavoring to secure— namely, the granting of traveling permits to foreigners in the interior of Asia Minor. '4'hp immediate incentive to the action of Mr, Straus was the Pprle's refuel p{ perming $q American WAR DEPARTMENT INQUIRY. BOSTON, Nov. 30.—Corporal Kenilds said he was wounded in three places at the battle of El Caney. He was not found for two days afterward. Eight days afterward he went on board the Olivette. Did not get his wounds dressed until he reached Long Island. Dr. Cabot said the hospitals in Porto Rico were admirable. Private Houston, of the Seventh infantry, wounded at El Caney, said men in the hospital at Siboney suffered terribly. Food for sick patients was Very scarce arid could not be secured unless thepaf.ients purchased it. He heard many hien in adjacent tents call out for water only to be told to, "shut-Up." One of the wounded died after calling for water in this way. After ten days at Siboney he went on board the City of Wash* ington and was there treated very well. WASHINGTON, Dec. 3.—Capt. McKay, who had charge of the details of the transportation of the troons to Santiago, said complete rations were puton each ship and that vessel shad not been, overloaded, lie declared emphatically that there was no disorder nnd no confusion in unloading stores. There •would have been no trouble if all the lighters had been available. Taking exception 1o the report of Admiral Siimpson, he said if tire transports had developed any "wandering proclivities," the fact was due to the navy. WASHINGTON, Dec. ">.—Capt. McKay indignantly denied the statements in regard to the filthy condition of the transports which carried the troops north after the surrender of Santiago. He admitted conditions were not entirely satisfactory, but said there were extenuating circumstances. Lient.-Col. Goebal criticised the conditions at Camp Thomas. The conditions at headquarters were "particularly dirty." The conditions on the St. Louis, upon which he embarked for Porto Rico, were awful. The staterooms were not cleaned, the bedding was foul, there was noventilation and the meals were abominable. Col. Moore, assistant quartermaster general, said at the opening of the war the department was sometimes compelled to buy inferior articles or do without altogether. GOV. TANNER IS INDICTED. Illinois' Executive Held for Failure to 1'erform a Host of Duties. CABT,iNA r iM.E, 111., Dec. 2.—The Vir- tlen grand jury made its formal report to Judge Shirley. The grand jury dealt pertinently with the affair, and as far as it was able to ascertain, returned true bills against the principal participants in the tragedy of October 12 at Virden. Ten indictments, involving fifty-four persons, were returned. Against John R. Tanner, governor of Illinois, there fire three counts for palpable omission of duty and malfeasance in office. Fred W. Lukeus, general manager of theChicago-Virden Coal Company, is chargpd with manslaughter on two counts. With Lukens. his deputies, Frank Wilder, J. E. Sickles and J. II. Smith, are indicted for the killing of Joseph Git- terele. a Mount Olive miner. Sixteen Thiel gua'-cls are. held for riot. In the indictments against, Governor Tanner, the complaining' witnesses are em- ployes of the Chiciigo-Yirden Coal Company. They Uglified that they were intimidated :u d prevented from following their legitimate employment by an armed body of men. numbering 1,000, who unlawfully and feloniously were assembled in Virden; that the governor had been notified bj' the sheriff of Maeoupin county that no protection was to be had from the county, and was earnestly importuned for state assistance. Judge Shirley fixed Governor Tanner's bond at $500. Philippine Iimurgen ts Against Us. MADRID, Dec. 2.—Advices from the Philippines say the insurgents have decided not to recognize the cession of the islands to the United States, and will resist to the last-. It is claimed that the United Sla.tes will require 70,000 troops to put down the rebellion. The'alleered insurgents hold 10,000 Spanish prisoners, whom they will force to serve agnirist the Americans. Quay HI list .Stand Trial. Pmi.ADKi.rniA, Dec. 2.—In the conspiracy case ot Senator Quay and others. Judge Finletter dismissed all the motions by the defendants'counsel against the five indictments found by the grand jury, and fixed December 6, as the date for beginning the trial. IOWA PATENT OFFICE REPORT, DES MOINKS, t)tc. 5.—Applications prepared and prosecuted by us for United States patents have been allowed, but not yet issued, as follows: To C, J, Pollock, of Hastings, Neb., for a self-adjusting seat and an adjustable seat support for chairs that may be readily raised and lowered to suit persons of different size. The seat when occupied will adjust itself to accommodate the movements of the person as required to relax the nerves and to promote ease, comfort and ^health. To T. J. Fielder, of Webster City, Iowa, for a transformable wagon box. Auxiliary hinged side boards have sections ot end-boards fixed to their ends in such a manner that when the hinged boards are turned outwards to rest on brackets the fixed end-board sections will project vertically to serve as standards as required for hauling wood or hay. TiioH4.o G. OBWIQ & Co., Solicitors. David Lintop, who is said to be the richest man in Ohio, is the son of a poor Irishman, who intended his boy for a blacksmith. In the reign of Edward III all the brewers and bakers were women, and when uieu first began to engage in these occupations it was thought so strange that they were called men brewers and men baiters. A western benefactor invented a wagon which \yill improve the roads instead of cutting- them up as it passes along 1 , the front pair of wheels running on a wider track than the rear «nes and all four wheels having * HAVANA ts FILTHY. lilttie Improvement In tile Health (354. "I • ttltionA ot the CHfr. *, J i WASHINGTON, Dee. 5.—Surgeon G^B. era! W.ymah, of the Marine hospital service, has received a report from fir, Brunner, the United States sanitats 3 inspector at Havana^ covering th« , week ending November 24, which shows little or no improvement in th« 1 health conditions of that city, in spitj of the efforts now being made to prg, pare for the American army of occupation. In the week there were 440 deaths, giving an annual death rate of 114.40 per 1,000, most of them being due to filthy condition of the city and the lack of good food. The report continues: "Some attempts have been made to clean the city, but HS they were not made intelligently they were not effective. Fire engines have been used for flushing sewers, but, as they merely pumped the water into the streets, allowing it to drain into the, sewers, little good was accomplished. An abortive attempt has been made to sweep some streets by means of withes tied together. The methods were as ludicrous as they were futile. The excreta of hundreds of homeless people and hundreds of those who have homes line the sidewalks of side streets, and the indifference shown tc these conditions is remarkable, even when the character of the population is considered. It is to be hoped that the city will be made mechanically clean before the American troops are allowed to enter." ENLARGE REGULAR ARMY. Talk of IiicrenHiiiR the Army to One Hundred Tlioimmul Men. Washington dispatch: There is renewed talk of the re-organization of the regular army by the present session of congress. The general impression seems to be that the regular army should consist of 100.000 men, and that no doubt will be recommended in the draft of the bill being prepared by the war department. However, there has been advanced a suggestion which meets with some favor in military circles which is to make a regular standing army of 75,000 men and to have a provisional army of "5;000 men, the latter made up largely of natives of the island where the United States must/ do garrison duty. These troops could be officered from the United States and provision made to give them increased rank and pay while on such duty. It has been suggested thut lieutenants could become captains and captains become majors and so on to the highest oHicer of a regiment. It is proposed that the cost of maintaining this provisional army should come out of the revenues-of the islands garrisoned. It is not intended that the whole garrison should be made up of such organizations of natives, but that a sufficient'number of United State* regulars should be at each important place to maintain order in an etnev« gency. • LOSS IS APPALLING. Difficult to KM i mate the TCnorniong Destruction to JAIe and Property. Boston dispatch: From reports by wire, mail and passenger to the Associated Press from New England points, it is difficult to estimate the loss ol life and damage to shipping along the coast as a result of the recent storms. The list of disasters seems to grow every hour, and from dispatches thus far received it appears that at least thirty schooners were wrecked at different points from Eastport,' Me., to New Haven, Conn. Eighty-six schooners were driven ashore and fourteen barges a.giound. This list does not include the thirty vessels either wholly or partially wrecked in Tioston harbor, rjpr half a dozen or more craft reported kissing, including the steamer Portland, nor the big freighter Ohio, ashore on Spectacle island, this harbor; the steamer J. J. Hill, ashore at Atlantic; steamer Fairfax, ashore on Sow and Pigs ledge, nor the small steamer Chaffee, foundered at Bock- port, Mass. When these are added, the aggregate list exceeds 170 vessels, NOT A SOUL SAVED, The Steamer Portland Went Doirn With All on Itourd. PKOVINCKTOWN, Mass., Dee. 1.—The steamship Portland, plying between Boston and Portland, was swallowed up by the sea in the recent storm ofl High Head. Of all the ship's company of over 100 souls, not one survived, and the story of the disaster will never be told. Sixteen bodies have^ come ashore, and it is not likely that many more will be recovered. The exact number of persons who were carried 1 a way from Boston by the Portland will probably never be known, as no list of passengers was retained on shore when the vessel left, C. F. Williams, Boston agent of the Portland Steamship Company, places the total number of persons oh the steamer at 100, or possibly 105. This estimate, hpwever, is generally regarded as rather small. It has been suited that the number was as high as ]55, but Mr. Williams denies that so many sailed on the Portland. It is probable that 130, including passengers and crew, is near the correct number. An inventor has hit upon a method of putting stone soles on boots and shoes. He mixes a waterproof glue with a suitable quantity of clean quart/, sand, and spreads it over the leather sole nsed as a. foundation. These quartx soles are said (o be very flexible and practically indestructible, nnd to give the foot a firm hold even on the most slippery surface. .1 nines Robinson, once the champion barebauk rider of the world, is j'ecov- ering from a serious illness at Delavan, Wisconsin. Admiral Pewey, it is said, is » great collector qf butterflies in addition to ^pap Ssli w»rfthips ftpd p^her brlc-

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