The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 28, 1898 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 28, 1898
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NEWS IN IOWA A'VEAB. *» Report ot tfc* S*er*t*fy t>t Statfe. Des Moihes dispitch: Therfe were £5& criminals convicted from Septem, 1897, to September, 1808. The report of the secretary of state on this subject has been made public. The number is an increase of 44 over the year before. Ten less persons were (sent to the penitentiary the past year than the year before, the total being 629. The less number, however, serve a much longer time. The time for all convicts in the penitentiary for the two years is: For 1898, 1,370 years. 348 months and 25 days; for 1897, 1,249 tears, 384 months and 25 days. The cost for 1898 is about the same as for 1897. and is as follows: Total, minus cost of county attorney's office. $456,- AttfeMFt AT fcaftfc At t»* litt« **f« Blown Op*n. from*, pee. 26.— Onfe of tha boldtst ftttemptft . at batak robbery knows in this part of Iowa for a Ion? time was tnnde at Lehigh at 3 a. in. Several ^plosions that sounded like pistol shots, following each other in Close Miccessiton, were heard. An in-t vestigntion was made, which restilted id finding that the Lehigh Valley bank had been eiitere"d and an attempt made to i-ob it. The robbers had succeeded in opening the vault door by blowing off three steel plates and were evir dently frightened away before completing their work of .robbery. Another explosion would have given them access to the vault which contained the bank's funds. No clue to the; identity of the burglars has been obtained.* The bank is located next to the hardware store of H. Koss, which contained the postoffice safe that was ALGOHA tmyA.jyiJ^ggPAfr HURRYING tROOPS M01MB1R ILL OVER THE WORLD RATIFICATION IS CERtAlN. Co». Clark Itonfcti CJ*tll»«* otrntlc J*oHr.J. Jffcw YOBK. Ded. 23.— Clark Howel!, member of the detnocrntic national Committee from Georgia and editor of the Atlanta Constitution, after consulting with the leaders of boU) of the .political parties at Washington, telegraphed to his paper: : "With the adjomnment of congress for the holidays, the final decision on the peace treaty is as clear as it will be after a vote has been taken in the senate. Two weeks ago the matter was In doubt— trt-day it is as certain T*0»Tr1«m Cnfcft -When th« !*»**—Tti*jr *»* Statlnfr F*lr. WASHINGTON, Uee. 24.—There lr-««- cry evidence in the war department that stremtons efforts are being mad* to put enough American troops in Cuba to meet any call upon them through the speedy evacuation of the Spanish garrisons.* All the transports available at the Atlantic ports are being prepared under rush orders for sailing south. The Spanish are carrying onl their etacviation contract with unusual celerity, and there is some question whether Ameilcan troops can be concentrated at certain points: before the Spaniards leave. Meantime, the Cubans are preparing fov -demonstration!} during evacuation week, and it if- that the treaty will' be ratified as it ,_j, t Verv desirable to have an ad will be that it has after the vote has « ; CITY OF D ESM° !NES SUES. 010.64: cost of county attorneys. SS3,- fo bbed of S800 last summer. P70.48. Last year the two items were j $452.254 30 and S87.625.53. The fines 1 levied the past year amounted to 585.- j 289, of which SSl.M'i.lO was collected, j These figures are almost identical with | A\ ~* *I.M l^*»n,oi> V*»!IT- 'Pbe nrinci- « Couj|iel tlie lown Telephone ny to Vncate Street*. DKS MOIXKS. Dec. -V>.—The city of those of the former year. The prinei- , nes ^i oines nas begun suit in the dis- pal occupations are as follows: Farm- j , rict tfoH| . t n?n i us t the Iowa (Hell) Tel-»r.:laborers.302;saloonkeepers.lOO. | ep , umc company to compel the defeu- There were ir>2 convictions for burg- j rfant {o vilct ;, e ( ne 0 - ltv streets of pole* lary, ISO nuisance. for larceny and 147 f° r j ant ] xv i res . c ) a i m ing the t'rsmebise nc- ABRAMS BEG»NS HIS WORK. Many With Violating tlie Uqnor tan- nt Ue» Molne*. DKB MOINKS. Dec. 23.—The first legal shot in the Abraras crusade was fired in the filing of seventeen petitions with the clerk of the district court. The petitions charge violations ot the liquor laws. They are made up of three classes. AYhere the saloonkeeper i quired by said company to do business in the city expired by iimitntion July 14. JSt'ti. Tiie company claims it has vested rights which cannot be taken, awav. However the case is decided in- the lower courts, it will be carried higher, and meantime the lelev-'ione company will continue to_do business. Iturglarg at 3Iar«ltalltowii. MARSIIAI.I.TOWX. Dec.-4.—Cue ofth: boldest and most successful burglaries ever committed in the city occurred been taken. Mr. Bryan has been in Washinsrton for several days and has conferred frequently and freely with the democratic leaders in both the senate and the house. He has advised ratification of the treaty aud he is outspoken in the opinion that nside from the question of national obligation it is a matter of party policy for the democrats to throw no obstacle in the way of ratification. It must not be understood that, the ratification of tiie treaty will carry with it 1-he*n that all those who vote affirmatively are in favor of national expansion across the Pacific. After the treaty has been ratified and Spain ;has been'eliminated as a factor in the Philippine problem, it, will be time enough to consider the policy to be pursued in equate force on hand to prevent any outbreak that, would jeopardize the American entente at the outside. There will be thirteen custom houses to turn over to the American control and, although all these will doubtless be closed, these ports will require s large guard: besides this, the war department is having quite a search for j competent custom men, understanding I Spanish, to fill the custom offices. I HARRISON IS REPRIMANDED, (Sen. Orders Him to 1'till Down tin Finn. HAVANA. Dec. -'3.—Mnjor Russell U. Harrison, the provost marshal who on has previously been enjoined, even j Thursday between fi and .« o'clock p. back in the days of prohibition, he is i , n at ,] le handsome home of Dr. and asked to appear in court and show j ^ rs A j ? Conaway. Clothiue, iew-i cause why he should not be found ! e j,.y an ,i .silverware to the value of euilty of contempt. Another class is j ao out S300 were taken, and this at a brought against the saloonkeepers for damages for the violation of the law. Jn these cases the sureties upon the bonds furnished by the saloonkeepers are made parties to the actions. The other class is against druggists and any saloonkeeper who has not heretofore been enjoined from selling intoxicating liquors. It is understood that the detectives claim to have secured liquor from all of the places in an unlawful manner. THE CLINTON ** 'V^ rgc LUMBER #* Still While Sot as I,arRc an Formerly, It Rung Up Into Big Flcnrea. CLINTON, Dec. 25.—\Yhile the remaining mills of Clinton have not cut as much lumber during the past season as was cut in some years past, the industry has by no means been small. The Lamb mills, in lower Clinton, and the Joyce mills, in the upper end of the city, have been in operation almost all the time since the ice went outlast time when people were passing on the street and were stirring in adjoining residences. Killed Hisl.lttle Sister. CEDAH RAPIDS, Dec. 23.—Arthur Wilson, living at Pnralta, was cleaning his gun preparatory to going out shooting. He laid it down to do a chore outside. His little 7-year-old sou pick ed up the weapon to show his little . sister how it worked. He put a bullet 1 into it and aiming it at her head pull- i ed the tritrger. The bullet entered her brain, killing he_r_nistaiitly. IOWA CONI1KSSKI>. Sealing with" the' 1'hilip- j 'j'ucsdny raised the stars and stripes- pines, and just here will eome the ovel . ]r o ' r t Atares without orders'and real eontest'of the question of expan- ^ contrflvent j on o f the promise of the Si °Mr" Howell snvs that nfter the | United States evacuation commission- treaty has been finally disposed of. a j ers. that no American flags should be resolution will be introduced making j raised hi-llavnnn or its suburbs until a declaration of the proposed policy of j ,} atniar y j. W as i'ormiilly reprimanded this srovernment in dealing with the j M - ol .' « cnc ral .Lee and • of the Cuban resolution adopted coincident with the declaration of wan in which it was declared that the pol- jcv of this government would be to (rive the people of Cuba a free and independent government of their own." Mr. Howell further says that •'the vote on this proposed resolution will not be confined by any means to party lines, and the outcome is in iloutk. A large majority of the democrats will vote in favor of it and a larire majority of the republicans will rote against it." Mr. Howell's summary concludes sis follows: "As the result of the final encounter over the resolution, it may be that the country will witness the spectacle of badly severed party lines, and that out of It may be furnished the battle cries around which will be formed the lines of the next presidential fight.' 1 THE EXCHANGE OF FLAGS. Dubvujue advices say the sales of revenue stamps in the district up to date foot up to S. r ,07,000 since .luly 1. This is about three times the amount of revenue collected in previous years in the entire twelve months. '. Ottumwa dispatch: The jury in the murder trial of Jacob Geier at Sigourney returned a verdict of guilty in the second degree. Reier killed Matts spring. The Lamb mills bad to close j| onra i n ne ar Tallyrand on August 12. down for a time, owing to low water j ,^ ne meu were drinking and quarreled, in the Chippewa, which prevented the j ^i onr .^ n bit Geier over the head with i a lantern and Geier shot and killed Mohruin. Suit has been brought iu the district movement of logs. To meet demands upon their trade, several rafts of lumber were brought down from northern mills which otherwise would have been sawed at home. The managers of both mills are planning for even a j his father, Charles Good, before liis still greater business next season, j ,^ eat i,, w hich conveyed the old home- The cut of the past season for the | _ stea( i to tne Brethren in Christ church, mills is: Lumber, 7S.214.061 feet:lath, j be sel as jd e . It is alleged that undue I influence was brought to bear on him court of Polk county by Charles H. Good asking that the deed made by 14..167,100; shingles, 16,876,2'»0. SAVING IOWA'S CASH n Given by Board of Control Mig Decrease in Kxpen»e*. DKB MOIXKS. Dec. 24.—During the first five months of its management of state institutions, from July 1 to j company i by John R. /ook, hisspiritual adviser.; j The property is worth about 825.000. Show i A special train of sixteen cars loaded with box snooks, left Muscatine recent^ )v for Mexico, being sent by the .South Muscatine Lumber and Box The train carries 650,000 December J, the state board of control j f eet of lumber, which is valued at $35,has effected a net saving of SIO-J.821.-JS', ooi) in Mexican money, and will be in cash. This is the totai net credit j distributed among different customers balance of the snnport fund for all the j O f the firm. Larire signs pasted on institutions. "This is what we might i every car explaining the contents and have spent, but did not." said ex- j destination made it a conspicuous ob- Govcrnor Larrabee. chairman of the j j,. c t. board, in explaining the monthly 'flic Farmers' hotel, at Nevada, was statement from which these figures 1 completely destroyed by fire recently. were taken. "This does not give a j The building was a frame structure fair idea of the balance on hand," Mr. j in the very heart of the business por- I arrabee continued, "for besides this j tion of the city. It was owned by Otis money on hand, we have large quail- j Briggs, Sr.. and was partially insured. titles of supplies bought and paid for ', The building adjoining it on the north jn all the institutions. Some of them | was occupied by W. J. /aim asa cigar are Blocked up with potatoes, butter, \ manufactory and was also wrecked by flour and many other thing* for from j the flame.s. eix months to a year." Sheriff*' AssnclHtloii. MOINKS, Dec. 23.—The Iowa Sheriffs' Association elected officers as J w)l j e ), ], as follows: President, J. W. Payne, Dal-j Tia j () Gil<> las county', secretary-treasurer, L. W. Knowlton, Mitchell. Retiring president, J. F.Thompson, of Greene county, was presented with a handsome gold- headed cane. Mr. St. John, ex-representative from Mitchell, made the speech. Eli Manning, of Lucas county, retiring secretary-treasurer, was also given a cane. Governor Shaw addressed the convention o» the duties of sheriffs, who he said were often clothed with jnore authority than 'officers of Mr. Zuhn's stock and fixtures were carried into the street and i saved, but the entire furnishings ol j the hotel were lost in the conflagration. ! Tlie Forty-ninth Iowa regiment, been encamped at Savan-. >>i nee it left Jackson 1 vilie, two months ago, embarked for, Havana on the transport Minnewaska The regiment includes about 1,30C men and 48 officers.' Of all the troops that have embarked thus far, none have excelled the Forty-ninth for load ing without friction of any kind. Be- Joint Meeting of the Ciilmn Military CoiimUssIoiiH. HAVANA, Dec. 23.—At a joint meeting of the United States and Spanish military commissioners the program ivas finally agreed upon for the exchange of flags on January 1 at noon, lust before 1 o'clock the American war ressels will fire a salute of twenty-one runs in honor of the Spanish flag. Promptly at 12 o'clock the Spanish Hags on the various public buildings wiU be lowered and immediately 1'iercafter the Stars and Stripes will |>e hoisted over El Morro aud the public buildings of the city, while the Spanish artillerists at Cabanas fortress will salute the American Hag with twenty-one guns. Spanish warships in the harbor par'ticipa'ting'in the salute. At the same hour the Spanish troops, if any of them remain in the city, will be paraded in barracks and will render ivalute to the American forces passing. Just before, noon the American and Spanish commissioners,. General Jim- iuez C'astellanos, the Spanish captain general, and the American ranking officer in Cuba—Major .1. 11. lirooke, if he arrives in time; otherwise, Major General Lee—will assemble at the palace. The Spanish commissioners will then surrender the government to the United States commissioners, who will immediately transfer it to the American general commanding. After this the various functionaries will einain a while to receive those who nay wish to pay respects to the in- oming authorities. Opposition to Hull Hill. WASHINGTON, Dec. 34.—The minority of the house committee on military affairs have filed with the clerk their •eport in opposition to the Hull hill !or the increase of tho regular army to 100,000 men. They maintain that such an army is unnecessary, and offer a substitute providing for a regular army of 30,000 and for a volunteer array of 50,000, to serve two years. They estimate that the Hull bill will cost' the people 55150,000,000 -«v year, and they insist that a large standing- army would be a menace to the liberty of citizens. ^^_^ ant Lee reported a few liouis headquarters that the flag had been lowered. • Julin Henry Collins Found CJulHy. Toi'KKA, Dec. 20.—"Guilty of murder in the first degree' 1 was the verdict returned in the case of young John Henry Collins, charged with the murder of his father, James S. Collins, a prominent real estate and insurance agent of Topeka, who was shot as he lay asleep in bed early one morning ii> May last. Report on Nicaragua t'aiuil. NKW YORK, Dec. 24.—A preliminary report of the Nicaragua canal commission has been completed. It will give details of the construction and a close figure on the entire cost of the undertaking, which puts 8135,000,000 as a conservative estimate. JilllCVlTJKS. Forty-ninth lowii Arrives in Hiivmia HAVANA, Deo. Si).— The transport Mi nnewaska arrived with the Forty- ninth regiinent of Iowa volunteers. They were greeted with cheers they landed. _ __ ___ _ J}pBUM<3TO>f, W)p, physician S2."-pr. C. 8. Kel to the Illinois ot health, wa» in the cJty reports that three members of the at Uippftrille have with s«»a}lpox, from the l^r«o Jia»d, Wolf, already reported |o be 4own with the disease, The victims ar* Campbell's mother, says and the |o»r Pther mejwb^re of the are »ln$oft Serbia «teliSB&, gjjajrde enforce tl»e <jw a «*M»e SW IjygxhpiW, ing eager to push onward the men bat nqt only anticipated the voyage, bu made all their preparations for it. At a, consequence all the stores and cam], equipage, excepting tents, were takei aboard in record-breaking time. .Jjimeb Orange, janitor of the wix block, at Des Moines, while /.hoveling snow from a balcony fell t« the grpwnd, nearly forty feet below and sustained injuries which caused his death. At Gttthrie Center recently the inaj, found guilty ol ^urdw', was sea, in the district court to twelv^ and » half yews. The judge said Jn passing sentence that it it had nol, beeu foi 1 the prepopgieranae ot tU.e ev- that Fit* was ft WW of when : Our VencewMiker* Awlve. ' NKW YOKK, Dec. 24,— The American line steamer St. Louis, from Southampton, arrived at quarantine at 2 a. m. The American peace commissioners are on board. jiving him Jess A London fortune teller employs a 'stenographer, nml furnishes to her patrons type-written records of his predictions. Spiders in vast numbers have taken possession of a house owned by Mrs. .lulift Pierce, in South port, Me., and rendered it uninhabitable. Alaskan babies varely ovy. When they do they are held/ under a little streaw of running water, usually under s barvel tap, until they stop Most of the coffes «erve,d i» JJ»va»» js OX^Uewt Sn flayor, II, is c»stpfl»ary to roast, 'grind »»A »alje \\, \vithiR a» 4)0»r fteloa-e jt is, - ' A powder maga.y.ine in the center of a Chinese camp at Hang Chow exploded, levelling a square mile of houses. It is estimated that 3.000 soldiers were killed, including the general commanding- the forces. The American' and French missions are both supposed to have been damaged, but it is said there were no fatalities among the Americans. A Washington dispatch says: Ex-Secretary Day , and Whitelaw Reid will receive at least $100,000 each for assisting in the. peace negotiations in Paris, .lames Bassett Moore,'secretary of the peace commission, will receive $50,000 for his services in Paris. Senators Davis, Frye and Gray, under the law. cannot receive two salaries and the;,' will have only their expenses paid in addition to their senatorial salaries. In London recently the venerable W. MacDonald Sinclair, archdeacon of London and canon of St. Paul's cathedral, presided at a public conference in St. .lames Hall, convened by the heads of the various religious denominations in favor of an international demonstration on behalf of the c/ar disarmament proposals. A telegram expressing sympathy with the effort was received from Lord Rosebery Among the letters read by the chaii man from prominent people was one sent by Lord George Hamilton, secretary of state for India, who wrote advocating "an Anglo-Russian understanding, of which the c/ar's rescript ought to be the foundation." A resolution in accordance with the objects of the convcricrsof the conference, was adopted unanimously. Philadelphia dispatch: District Attorney (-Jrahniii iiled in the pro- thonotary's olHce of the supreme eourti the answer of the commonwealth to the petition of United Slates Senator M. S. Quay, his ssn, Diehard R. Quay, and former State Treasurer Hay wood, in which the defendants link the sn- preme court for a rule to show cause? why a writ of cortiorari should not be issued to take up the record of examination of the case in which th« three defendants arc charged with conspiracy to'misuse state funds on deposit in the People's bank. The district attorney says the statement that tho defendants could not obtain a fair trial is''scandalous and untruthful and u gross imputation upon tho twelvq judges of the Philadelphia court," and he declares it to be untrue, as charged in the petition, that the prosecutions were inspired by Judge James Gay Gordon, as alleged. A strike of gold in the Trickier tunnel, being driven through Pike's Peak to increase the water supply of the city, has caused most intense excitement in Colorado Springs. A splendid vein hearipg large quantities of sylvauite has been encountered by the contractor, George W. Jackson, and samples of the flpd assay upipto the thousands. Pieces of ore wove roasted and globe- lets of gold were apparent In the rock. The find is most important tothiscity. as the rlehes will revert to tho city of Colorado Springs. Experts who have »ped the property say that mil- of .dollars' worth of gold is con- the y^l» encountered. Washington, Dec. lO.-Platt, of Cm- ftetttcut, sp'oke against. Vest's resolution which declares that the United States has jio power to Acquire territory. Proctor advocated the appointment of a commission of senator* to visit Cuba, and Hale opposed it. The Nicaragua canal bill tvas taken rip and Berry, Allen, Hoar, Caffrey and Morgan discussed the measure. A resolution was adopted requesting the president tb furnish congress with infOr- niation regarding the outrages committed upon the person of Bisliow Cranston and others at Peking, China. llOUSB. This wtiS suspension day in the house and several bills were passed, the most important of which was the bill appropriating (350,000 for the Philadelphia exposition of 189!'. Bailey introduced a resolution in the open house directing the Jiidic- iarv committee to investigate and report on the question as to whether members of the house who accepted commissions in the army forfeited their seats in the house. A resolution was adopted providing for a holiday recess from December 21, to January 4. SESATR Washington, Dec. 20.—Senator Teller occupied the first hivlf of the day's session of the senate with a speech in advocacy of the theory that there arc do restrictions upon the right of the United States to expand its borders so us to include fur disj tant territor- lie went quite thoroughly into the le f *- points bearing upon the question, and HISO incidentally discussed at some length the form of government for tho Pilipimios.,saying that he would encourage self-government among the islanders tin'd would fiivo them the most liberal government which they were capable of conducting, but that ho would not tiika down the American liar whore once placed. Tho remainder ot the session was given up to the Nicaragua canal bill. Senator Caf- fer.y was the only speaker on this subject, and ho onposod the Morgan bill. The senate passed the house resolution to adjourn from to-morrow until January 4. IIOI'SK. Cannon culled up tho conference report on the army and navy deficiency bill and moved its adoption. Dearmond, dem., ol Missouri, asked whether the re-appropriation of the bulnnce of fifty million to ba expended under the direction of the president, would in any way sanction or author-, ize the payment out of that fund of a. hun«. drcd thousandesieh to Whitelaw Reid and Judge Day Cor their services as peace coini misBioners. Cannon said ho knew nothing about it and on his statement that the rei appropriation mndo no change authorizing such an expenditure, the report was adopted. The house then took xip thq agricultural appropriation bill. During tho debate Williams, dem.. of Mississippi, inncle an address against' the annexation of the Philippines. A provision inserted in the bill to be'used us a 'means of retaliating against Germany and other countries was passed with a.slight amendment. The bill was then passed. SENATE. Washington, Dee. 21.—The committee on foreign relations reported favorably the bill to provide u government for the Hawaiian islands. Nine private pension bills were passed. After the adoption of several concurrent resolutions directing the secretary of war to have surveys and estimates made of the cost of various river and harbor improvements, the senate went 'nto executive session and soon adjourned. HOUSE. *• Bailey's resolution; directing the judicl- iry committee to investigate the question of whether members of tho house who ac- •epted commissions in the army aurinfctlia ate war thereby forfeited their seats in the house, was' udof ted. The resolution ipplies to Wheeler, of Alabama; Colson, of Kentucky; Rabbins, of Pennsylvania, and Campbell, of Illinois. The bill authorizing the shipment in bond of imported merchandise in less than car load lots passed. Adjourned till January 4. ARRIVED IN WASHINGTON. Are (3reeled by President McKlnle.v. WASHINGTON, Dec. 3(5.—President McKinley received from the American peace 'commission late Saturday afternoon the treaty of peace between the United States aud Spain. In presenting this momentous document, Judge Day, as chairman of the commission, said it represented the earnest efforts of the American representatives at Paris, and that it was submitted with the hope that it would redound to the peace, credit and glory of the American nation. Accepting the treaty from the hands of Judge Day, the president responded with heartfelt thanks and congratulations to the commission as a body and to the members individually. He spoke, of all that had been accomplished and of the happy method bv which difficult questions had been .idjusted. SpttniHli Governor of Hitvunn QnlU. HAVANA. Dec. "U.—General Arolas, Spanish military governor of Havana, ilelivercd over the command and sailed fo • Spain, _ Kevlslug tho Patent J,iiw. DKS MOINEB, Dec. 30.—The commissioners appointed to revise the laws relating to patents, trade-marks and commercial names had a final meeting November 3:,'. Prominent members of the. patent law -association (among them Commissioner Doolittle and ex- Chief Clerk Rogers) expressed themselves in favor of abolishing the caveat system. Wo have advised our clients for twenty years to file incomplete applications 'in lion of caveats and were the pioneers of such practice, and upon appeal won a decision in favor of tho practice. In tho list of United States patents issued last week are the following for which we prepared the applications: To.S. H. Plmuberg, of Lclitiul, Iowa, for an adjustable wagon ami liay ruck. To W. '/,. Marsh, of 'Hrooks, la., for a vehicle axle lubri- cator'and sand band combined. ToB. C. Armstrong, of Hurlington, for the simplest and most practical wa/gon toiiM'iic support known to us. ; Consultation and advice free to inventors. THOMAS G. Onwie & Co., Solicitors of Patents. Tiie northern Methodist conferences have adopted equal lay representation, by the vote of 3",378 ayes to 037 noes. • Fa$bio,ns ebb and flow like the tides of the ocean, but the old, old style of Christmas endures through changing centuries. j Amy—Am I descended from a rapnX key, ma? Al other—I dare say, hut I'm; not sure, for 1 never met any of your : father's people. j iJofore joining his command in, the Spanish war, General "Joe" Wheeler had hip name stricken off the eongres* Hiopal puy roll and his turned into the surplus, ifctitjiftv*] WiflhiSoTOJf, Dec. 21.. Shafter appeared before the *»?* vesti gating commission #est Aenferal Shatter's story *{ the lions around Santiago was terse,. , um) but at times quite tivid io its recital and interesting in detail. Brleflt summed up his estimate of the Satt-L tiago expedition was that it had been! a military success and cheap at the cost of five hundred men lost in th* fight. He considered the expeditiot to have been as well fitted out iis thd time allowed would permit and' sale that m looking back he had no critl icisms of his plans to make and word not change thorn if the. events had td be gone through again. He said hJ had no complaints of any sort to inakj and would be l»jath to intrude them al this time if he had. 1 •WASHINGTON, Dec. 33.—General Miles! yesterday appeared at the request oil the members of the war investigation! committee and he talked directly from! the shoulder. He "spared nothing atidl practically stated that Alger was toj blame for ranch of the sickness and! that Shafter could have prevented al great deal of the suffering experienced! in thr Santiago campaign. So far asl ,the feeding of the soldiers in the Porto! Rico campaign, the general declared that Secretary Alger ran the ithing upon an experimental basis.! .He went into details regarding both! the Santiago and 1'orto Rico expedi-| tions. He opened by describing thel railroad confusion in getting- the war! munitions to Tampa, pointed to the] lack of government storehouse facilities there, and said the cars at one] time were hold back ns far as Colum-l •bia, S. C. He said when the trans-1 .ports were loaded it was found im- 'possible to put more than fifteen I thousand of the ipen aboard. They were equipped as well as possible under the circumstances. "It was most! fortunate," he said, "that the transports had good weather. If they had i encountered severe storms the loss of life, or the suffering, at least, would have been fearful. As it was, with fair weather, tho men below crowded in with the mules and supplies, could ! get on deck, which would have been impossible otherwise.' 1 The general' said there was at no time sufficient | medicines for the troops at Santiago. There was not enough medical men. i He especially condemned the refrig--! crated beef sent to the army, cliar-j acterizing it as '•embalmed" beef, nnd said it was sent to his large! army against his protest under pre-1 tense of an experiment. Gen. Merrill f testified regarding, the Manila campaign, stating-that he heard no com-. | plaint. i WASHINGTON, Dee.O'i,—Adjutant Gen-1 : eral Corbin testified before the war | 'investigation commission that the removal of Camp Alger was dictated liy I the secretary of war himself; that the I original establishment was recommended by Capt. Seaburn, of General-I Miles'staff. He understood from the] secretary of war that Miles had some- thing^to'do with the selection. When. Shatter's expedition;started it took alH the transports it was possible to obtain. He said Miles' letter In.yinp out | a plan Of campaign was not approved. He said the president in no _ case appointed a medical officer until recom-1 mended by the surgeon general on tlie ground of fitness. Refrigerated beef J was not an experiment, as it ha<l been ' used by the armies of the world anil I in commerce. WASHINGTON, Dec. 24.—Gen. 0. 0, j Howard, retired, who acted as visiting I delegate of the Array and Navy Chris- j tian Commission, told of the confusion at Tampa, an inundation of beer in j one colored camp and a plague of flies < at Mobile. The odors were varied and repulsive at Camp Thomas. He said bureaucracy might have had something to do with the conditions at that camp. He thought all officersnot^ regulars should be examined as tol their fitness before sent to service.! He was also in favor of a staff school! for officers. LOOKS LIKE WAR. Sudden Itovlvnl of War Preparations 6l| the lirltl*h Government. LONDON, Dec. 3.1. — There has been a| sudden revival of war preparation by the English government. Unusual] activity is plainly manifest in 'naval depots at Davenport, I'ortsmouthl and Chatham and at the Woohvichj arsenal. At the time of the Fasliocla crisis between England and France] this same sort of warlike activity wasj displayed in all naval and military neuters, and it is now known that tlia two countries were nearer to aconfiicl than the public supposed. LargJ shipments of military stores and amj munition are being made from depots to Gibraltar, Malta and Alex andria. Department officials say tlia more war materials are being sent o«| by the government to foreign station^ than was ever known before. TVi orders for January shipments to are for an unprecedented amount. HundreoK JTo/.oi' to l)eatli. LONDON. Dec. 34.--The Vienna co respondent of the Daily Telegrsj* says: "Several hundred Montenegvij soldiers, who were iccently overtake) by a snow storm in the Lara were irozen to death. The cxpeditlQ sent to their resene found the snfljj drifts so heavy that it was impossiWj to save Across Kngllsli Channel lit » Halloo" LONDON, Dec. 3^.— The Lond Chronicle successfully carried out tlK first trip to the continent inasteera balloon. The balloon crossed Beac, Head at 1:30 and lauded at Bav France, at_4j;35. Ten natives of Ohio Jwill be in next senate—Foraker, Banna, Bal Carter, Allen, Kyle, Kllcins, Fairbanl! •Turpie and Allison. .Some of th,e department stores, New York have nurseries, babies are cared for while tN uiothers roam froni counter to coW in quest of bargains. The only lady in the l?iud who joys the disUficlion of being of two blanks is Mrs. Evelyn S. of Elkton, Aid. She the National Hank of ISlktop president of the Ntitional Vort 'Deposit.

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