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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 11, 1899
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THE "NEWSJ IOWA WANT cAssAtt PARDON HP. fill ApptWsfctlmi t* «ndoM*a by * Nnitib*r of JProinSnftnt Cltl*«ni. DES MOINES, Jaii. 6.— The papers In inpport <jf the application of Senator Cassatt, of Pella, for a pardon have been forwarded to Washington. H« wfrs ftt the head of a national bank at Pella which failed three years ago and &t the time made an unsuccessful Attempt on his own life. He lost heavily on the hoard of trade and was convicted of misappropriation of funds and of illegal banking. He was sentenced to nine years' imprisonment by judge Woolbon, The application is said to be the strongest ever made in behalf of a federal prisoner sent from Iowa, Among the letters supporting it are five from men who have been governor of the state, seveial from judges of the district courts, many from men in public office and quite n number from members of the Iowa congressional delegation, as well as a very large number from residents of Pella and that vicinity, and a few from present and former officers of the United States courts. _ WILL PUSH THE BILL. •Wither ByrrB or Slmw Will Go to Washington to Colleot War llolit. DES MOINES, Jan. 8.— The report of the adjutant general will be ready to present to the war department about the 15th of January. It is very likely that either Governor Shaw or Adjutant General Byers will go to "Washington to present the bill to the department in person. Every effort will be made to get the greater part of the bill, amounting to over 8100,000, allowed immediately. The remainder of the state's claim is of such a nature that it may take special legislation to secure it. "If the bill is sent down to the department, and no effort made to push it, it may be months before it •will be allowed, 11 said General Byers, •'but with the proper influence brought to bear on the matter the state expects to get the bill allowed soon after it is presented." _ IOWA MORMONS HIT ROBERTS Pass a Keiolutloii Objecting to His Ad-* mlBHion Into Congress. LAMONI, Jan. 0.— The Lamoni branch of the Josephite Church of Latterclay Saints met in its regular annual ses- $ion for the election oi officers, and Alexander Smith was chosen pastor, Mr. Salyards assistant, Richard Lambert secretary- A. resolution of censure and protest on B. H. Roberts as a violator of law and practical polygamy was moved by Professor Dunselly and Dean Blair and was carried by 17 to 14, regardless of the precautionary advice of Apostle Wight, of the Utah mission, who took the ground that no evidence was submitted that Roberts Is a violator of law. -. The C., F. M. & D. 91. Railway. OTTCIIWA, Jan. 7. — The general belief here is that the sale of the Chicago, Fort Madison & Des Moines at Fort Madison to bondholders means that the Santa Fe acquires possession of the Fort Madison, which will give the big trunk line an entry into Des Moines by building to Albia from the terminus of the Fort Madison in Ottumwa, and from Albia the AVabash will give entrance into the state capital. Surveys were made last fall between Ottumwa and Albia by Fort Madison officials. THE tJPPflB UflS JMflBlBHBB^BiiMMMMMBBIgalBBiBMMMMMiP^^^^^"^^^^^^^^^^^ NEW OFFICERS ARE CHO&EN, tit* *t*n In foes Mtoln*i, Wortfcern * •Western Portion*. DBS MoiiSEft, Jan. 6.—Th* annttal election-6f officers of the Des Moines, Northerii & Western railroad-company was held in Des Moines. A. J. Earling, first vice-president of the Chicago, Milwaukee ft St. Paul, wws chosen president to succeed F. M. Hnbbell. Burton Hansen, of the sam« company, was [made vice-president, succeeding F. C. HubbelL, who, under the former management, occupied the •dnal position of vice-president awd general superintendent. It is understood F. C. Hubbell will remain as general superintendent for the present. M. N. Winnie becomes general auditor. F. G. Ranney, treasurer of the Milwaukee, was elected treasurer. The secre- taryship was bestowed atpon P. M. Myers, while De Vere Thompson, former treasurer, will fill the position of assistant auditor and secretary. As there yet remains 2 per cent of the stock to acquire the road-cnnnot at the present time be merged into the parent system. Unrncel to Denth. FORT DODGE, Jan. 7.—The 8-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Patterson, living on a farm near Kale, on the Minneapolis & St. Louis railroad, was burned to death. She, dn company with some other children, had been left in the house while the mother went out after a bucket of coal. In the front room of thehouse was a heating stove, which contained a red-hot fire. The little girl appeared at the door a few minutes after the mother had left with her clothing all ablaze and utterring the most piercing screams. The fire burned her so badly that she died in two hours afterward, suffering terrible agony. Cnnnon Defeats "Farmer" Burn*. CMNTON, Jan. 8.—In the presence of a thousand people at Davis' Opera House Tom Cannon defeated "Farmer 1 ' Burns in a three-fall bout, Qraeco-Ro- inan. Cannon won the first in nine minutes with a half Nelson, left arm liammerlock. Burns won the second in fourteen minutes with an English side roH, double-cross locic. Cannon won the third and match in thirteen minutes with an English hammerlock. Burns left at once for Chicago to train for his match with the Turk. ALGONA IOWA.-. WMttmSDA*. JANUABYjl. 1899. Hung Himself in a Barn. BEOTOBD, Jan. 7.—Joseph Willard, of Dillion, Mont., who had been visit- Ing relatives in Bedford for some weeks, committed suicide by hanging himself in the barn of Mr. McMaster, a farmer living about five miles from town. The cause is unknown, but supposed to be insanity. The deceased was a young mau 24 years of .age and was a nephew of Joseph fe. Willard, a prominent citizen of Bedford. Fort Madison Itallroad Sold. KEOKUK, Jan. 6.—The Chicago, Fort Madison & Des Moines railroad was Bold by W. I. Babb, special receiver, tinder an order of the federal court. It was bought for $150,000 by Jesse A. Baldwin, of Chicago, for the bondholders' committee. Found Frozen. DUNLAP, Jan. 7.—James O'Banion, an old settler of the Boyer valley, was found dead in the road between Logan and Woodbine. He was a man that drank quite heavily for several years past. The body was frozen stiff. Iowa Central to Enter Den Moines. DES MOINES, Jan. 7.—The Iowa Central has signed terminal contracts with the Des Moines Union. This statement is made upon the authority of F, M. Hnbbell, president of the Des JJpjnes Union. Costly Prairie Chickens. SPENCEB, Jan. 7.—William Patrick paid 867.50 in justice court for killing .three prairie chickens. The state game warden, G. E. Delavan, was the •prosecuting witness. Congressman Hull Has the Grip, WASHINGTON, Jan, 5.—Representative Hull, chairman of the house military committee, is confirted to his rpom by a severe attack pf grip. His physician, however, expects to have him put by the time tho ftrmy reorganization bill comes up jo the tp be Pastor of Plymouth. JRB,, 4.—Newell Dwjgbt pf ,Cbiea|fp, is tp be called tp tfee pf the famous PJysnpuJb, ftrppkjyn as the swco^soy $ Civil Service Idea In Iowa. Dies MOINES, Jan. 8.—The state board of control has re-elected B. J. Miles to be superintendent of the indiistrial school for boys in Eldora for the term of four years. The board has re-elected all the superintendents whose terms have expired and announces its policy to be to make no changes except for good cause and to promote worthy officers and employes as fast as opportunity presents. I'lums for lowuns. WASHINGTON, Jan. 7.—The president has sent these nominations to the senate: J. D. Yeomans, of Sioux City, interstate commerce commission; S. C. McFarland, of Marshalltown, consul at Nottingham, England. Iowa postmasters: A. C. Harris, Eldora; R. H. Randall, Dunlnp; W. R. Boyd, Cedar Rapids; E. C. Brown, DeWitt. Refuses to Fay the Tux. DKS MOINES, Jan. 8.—Milton Remley, attorney general of Iowa, has refused to pay the 50-cent war revenue tax on his official bond. He holds that the federal government has no right to tax a state officer and proposes to make a test case. He says it is not the fifty cents, but the principle that he cares for. Bold Burglary at Mansou. MANSON, Jan. 9,—The office safe oi the Manson roller mills was blown open by burglars and 800 in cash taken. There is no clue to the perpe trators, It was evidently the work ol professionals, for the job was very neatly done. Officers are working on the case, but so far without success. IOWA CONDENSED. ill OVER THE WORLD WILSON'S REPORT, i Secretary ot Agriculture Spenki ot the Work In Hid Departrivent. WASHINGTON, Jan. 7.—The secretary of agriculture has forwarded to con- press a report on the work and expenditures of the agricultural .experiment tations for the fiscal year 1898. Dur- ng that time, says the report, the sta- lons have, as a rule, steadily pursued heir investigation, much useful work as been accomplished and the facili- ies for investigations have been in- reased. Much progress has been made n the importance and thoroughness of he original investigations pursued and he number of oflicers .competent to ndertake such investigations has been icreased. One of the most necessary eaturcs of future w.ork is to have ractical application of the results of nvestigations made so that farmers an be taught to make the best use of iscoverics. Aid from the states is eccssary for this work. Much en- ounigeinent has been afforded by the iberality displayed by the states as he importance of the work conducted jy the stations becomes more apparent, n some instances politics have had a jtmeftil influence on the stations, caus- ng unreasonable changes in the membership of the governing boards and he removal of efficient oflicers. The esults of experiments in Alaska are ncouraging, as several sorts of grain nd garden vegetables have been suc- essfully raised. The Hawaiian islands low present a new field for experiments, says the report, and the ques- ,ion of their agricultural development s an important one. An experiment tation is already in existence, having leen established at Honolulu in 1895 iy one association of Hawaiian sugar men. THE PEACE TREATY. Contains No Provisions With Which the Public Is Not Familiar. r>WASHINGTON, Jan. 7.—The treaty of ieace concluded at Paris between the United States and Spain, which has eon transmitted to the senate, does not differ in any material particular rom tha synopsis carried in these dis- jatchcs immediately after the signing f the same at Paris. The treaty is a ocument of about 3,000 words in ength and its main features are well cnown to the reading public. Prob- ibly the most interesting section will je under discussion during tho next ew days in the senate. It is that por- ion of the treaty which applies to the layment of the claims of the American itizens with regard to damages which hey suffered during the course of the var. Senator Hoar is anxious to find nit what they will amount to. There re claims now on file in tho department amounting to nearly §25,000,000, ind there are prominent members ot :ongress who declare that these claims vill amount to 8100,000,000. FATAL BOILER EXPLOSION. A man giving the name of Gus Olson was run over on the Great Western bridge across the 'Coon river at Des Moines a few nights ago, receiving in juries from which he died two hours later. Both his legs were cut off by the wheels of the engine. Deceased was said to have been walking on the bridge and failed to hear or take warn ing from the ringing of the bell. Washington dispatch: Representative Sain Clark has communicated to the Washington police a story of highway robbery of which he was the victim on Christmas eve, Clark took a Penn sylvania train for Boston and the sleeper was crowded. Three toughs followed him. They hustled him into a narrow passage of J the car, jammed his hat down over his eyes, tore open his vest and took his pocketbook, coii. taining 889 and several railroad passes, The thieves jumped from the train while in motion and escaped. The purse and passes were found by mail carrier and turned over to the police, from whom Clark claimed them The First battalion ^ the Forty ninth Iowa regimen,t''ha9 v be.en sen! from Havana to Cienfueges. They departed on the train over the Soutl Shore road. Cienfuegos is the lasi town to be surrendered by the Spanish Des Moines despatch,: State Treas urer Herriott haapadehis annual re port* showing tb^spnd^tjon of thestafc treasury at thj? plose of business December £J, jj&Ofc, as shown by the books of J.&e.^ffltfe, The report show on hft»4; • $bn,eral revenue, 8iw,789 e fund,, $545,728 college additipp fu»4 Horrible Accident In an English Shipyard. LONDON, Jan. 7.—The big boiler be- ng tested at Hewitt's ship yards at larking burst. The whole works vere wrecked. The superintending engineer and eight men were killed md forty injured, some fatally. A ady wns found dead 300 yards from ,he scene. A number of men and boys are missing. The terrific force of the explosion may be judged from the fact ,hat one of the huge plates of the toiler plunged through a building a quarter of a mile distant, and that lebris was hurled hundreds of yards n all directions. The factory itself, which covered several acres, was prac- ,ically razed and all the dwellings and shops in its immediate vicinity were to all intents and purposes wrecked. DUE TO PROSPERITY. 'Jerry" Simpson Explains His Defeat in Washington. WASHINGTON, Jan. 0.—Jerry Simpson vppeared in the house for the first time ,his session, and is very fluent in his explanations of defeat last November. He admits that prosperity floored him; ,hat many of the people got money nough to get a new pair of overalls and a few dollars credit at fyhe grocery, and therefore lost interest in 16 to 1, which he still continues to believe is the burning issue of the hour. A New Telegraph law for Kansas. TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 6.-Bothbranches of the legislature passed the bill reducing telegraph rates. The bill reduces the charge for day commercial messages of ten words from 25 to 15 cents and other tolls in proportion. Day press rates are reduced from one- lialf to one-third of a cent per word and night press rates from one-quarter to one-sixth of a cent per word. These rates apply to all points within the state. The measure also places telegraph companies within the jurisdiction of the court of visitation, recently created to regulate railroad traffic. New Cabinet for Spain. MADRID, Jan. 0.—General Polavieja, former governor-general of Cuba anc the Philippines, and Silvela, conservative leader, have agreed upon the formation of a new cabinet, and have been summoned by the queen regent. The early advent of the conservatives to power is regarded as certain. This little speech on the "new history" was delivered by Lord Sherbrooke at the thousandth anniversary pf his own college at Oxford. He took the spirit of the age to task for resolving so many things worth believing Into mere myth and fable, "For ex- iipple," he said in concluding, "we ijave always held that certain pf the wllege lan.ds in Berkshire were given it by ICinpr Alfred. The new historians ihovy us that the lands were never his [Jut they prove too much. Had they peeu his, he >vp«ld, have kept them Being another's, he seized the occasion m.akg tbe CPllep a jbandspme PUBLISHED IN MANILA. oclnmntlon of President McKlnlefr to Filipinos Has Bee* Ismed by OtU. JttAHi^A, Jan. 6.—McKinley's proclamation to the Filipinos, cabled to Gen. Otis from Washington, has been issued iiere. WASHINGTON, Jan. 6.—The following extracts from the instructions sent General Otis, will be proclaimed to the Filipinos as expressive of the purposes of the United States with respect to them: •• • The president points out that the islands have been ceded to the United States by Spain and says the military government heretofore maintained by the. United States will be extended with all possible dispatch to the whole of the ceded territory. Instructions then follow in regard to makingknown to the inhabitants that the authority of the United States be extended; that personal rights will be protected; that Americans come as friends and not invaders or conquerors, and continues: "All persons who either by active or by honest submission co-operate with the eovernment of the United States to pive effect to these benefits and purposes, will receive the reward of its support and protection. All others will be brought within the lawful rule we have assumed, with firmness if need be, but without severity so far as may be possible." It concludes: "In the fulfillment of this high mission, of supporting the temperate administration of affairs for the greatest good of the government, there must be sedulously maintained a strong arm of authority to repress the disturbance and oveKCome all obstacles to bestow all the blessings of God and stable government upon the people of the Philippines under the free flag of the United States." Filipinos Will Fight. MANILA, Jan. 7.—A dispatch to the Indenendencia from Malolos, seat of the so-called Filipinos government, says the governors of all the provinces of Luzon have assembled at Malolos for the purpose of offering their lives and property in adhesion to the policy of the president and government. Continuing, the dispatch says: "They say they fought only for the independence of the Filipinos and are unwilling to surrender to strangers." Exposition in 10O1 at San Francisco 1 * SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. .0—At a meeting of citizens it was decided to hold an international exposition in San Francisco in .1901, opening in June. Appropriations will be asked from tho city, state and nation. Curzon la Viceroy. CALCUTTA, Jan. 7.—Lord Curzon has formally assumed the viceroyalty of India. A large gathering at the gov- ernmenk house witnessed the ceremony. DIngley Has the Grip. WASHINGTON, Jan. 5.—Congressman Dingley, republican leader, is ill with the grip, and his condition is quite serious. BREVITIES. In Pennsylvania last week, despite the efforts of the opponents of Senator Quay to secure a postponement of the senatorial caucus, the adherents of Quay carried their point and secured the endorsement of their favorite by a vote of 109 of the 104 republicans in the legislature. This is nineteen less than the number necessary to election on joint ballot. The anti-Quay leaders are jubilant over the result of the caucus, and claim Quay can never succeed. On the other hand, the Quay men are confident. Advices from Iloilo say the rebels at a meeting ratified the action of the delegation, which assured the Americans that they might land unarmed, but if the latter landed armed the natives would be uncontrollable. It is further said that every precaution is being made for resistance upon the part of the rebels, and that reinforcements are arriving from the negroes of neighboring islands. The American troops are restless. The rebels are drilling on the beach, evening and moraing, in full view of the American expedition, which is still afloat. The American expedition at Iloilo consists of a signal detachment, Battery G, of the Sixth artillery, the Eighteenth regulars and the Fifty-first Iowa regiment. Paris dispatch: The Temps draws a gloomy picture of the future for the United States. It says the United States cannot hide the fact that they "have said good-bye forever to the idyllic era wherein they dispensed with the regular standing army and laughed at the heavy burdens imposed upon the nations in the western continent by their international situation. There is not a democrat, not a friend of the principles that regulate modern society that does rot deplore bitterly the innooulation with a spirit of con quest of territories and expansion of a democracy that hitherto has been peaceful and liberal. President Me Kinley may say farewell for free America to the era of peace and good will, reforms, economy, internal prog, ress and self-government." Manila dispatch: Advices from Iloilo say the situation there is grave. Fifteen thousand natives, fully armed, are at Melo.'a suburb of Iloilo, and 17,000 men are awaiting orders to embark at several points on the island of Negros^ fifteen hours' sail from Iloilo. All the women *&d children have been withdrawn from the city and many citizens and foreign residents insisted upon inaction until Aguinaldo could be heard from. This Gen. Miller refused, demanding the immediate surrender pf the city, and prepared to Iftn4 forces. The rebels are strength,- emng thejr ppsition an4 preparing ^p Washington SENATE. Jan.4.-The peace , was simply a letter of trans any word of recommendation or sugges- tionlndwasonlyafew lines in length- On motion ot Davis, the treaty ^"^ red to the committe on foreign . J««. » d ordered printed for the use of the senate. No order was made looking to makmg the treaty public, but it is understood . thto be done after the treaty is passed upon by the senate. The senate adjourned after a 35 minutes' session. IIOUSR. Under the rule adopted before the recess the house took up the consideration of the bill to define and punish crimes in Alaska nnd provide a code of criminal procedure for the district. Sixty-seven pages were completed today and the bill was made a continuing order until disposed of, not, "lowcver to interfere with appropriation bills wither special orders The house adjourned at 4:35 p. m. out of respect to tho memory of the late Senator Morrill. SENATE. Washington, Jan. 5.-Caffery continued his speech in opposition to the pending Nicaragua canal bill. Hoar and Caffery grave notice of addresses on the Vest rcso- ution relating to the acquisition of foreign territorv. A resolution was passed directing the foreign relations committee to investigate the status of claims »1 United Stiites citizens against Spam. HOUSE A number of bills of minor importance, reported from tho judiciary committee, were passed. The remainder of tho day was devoted to bill to codify the laws of Alaska. SENATE. Washington, Jan. 6.— The senate adopted resolution calling on the president for information as to tho instructions of the commissioners who negotiated tho treaty of Paris, together with all correspondence and reports relating to their work. Caffery made an address in opposition to expansion. House bill to extend powers nnd duties of commissioner of fish ind fisheries s i as to inchido game birds and other wild birds useful to man, wvg passed, tho senate bill protecting song birds being added as an amendment. HOUSE. The legislative, executive and judicial appropriation bill was taken up for consideration in committee of the whole and when the appropriation for the civil service commission was reached Evans, republican, of Kentucky, moved to strike it out, tho motion carrying by a vote of 07 to 81. Hepburn voted for the motion and Henderson and Dollivor against it. Swanson delivered a speech against tho policy of expansion. SENATE Washington, Jan. 7.— The first of the regular appropriation bills to be reported, the District of Columbia, was passed. It carried a trifle oycr $7,000,000 and was passed practically without debate. The presentation of a memorial from a camp of confederate veterans in opposition to the proposition of Butler to pension ex-confedorate soldiers was made the text by Allen for Eome remarks, in the course of which he said that Mr. Butler iu making his proposition and tho president in suggestdifg that the nation care for the graves of the confederate dead had been carried away by their enthusiasm. Mason offered the -following: •Whereas, all just powers of government ore derived from the consent of the governed: "Resolved, That the government of the United States of America will not attempt to govern the people of any other country in the world without the consent of themselves, or subject them by force to our dominion against their will!" House bill granting extra pay to officers and enlisted men of United States volunteers was also passed. HOUSE. The house was engaged all day in the legislation of the executive appropriation bill and completed it substantially as reported^ except the items for the civil service commission. There were several side debates during tho day. One of these brought out Mr. Grosvewr, of Ohio, iu a speech of an hour on current political questions. Tho Philippines also caine in for attention on the discovery of an item of $12,000 for naval charts of the islands. The item was ruled out on a point of order. Mculeary sought to withdraw from the calender the banking and currency bill. Without granting the request for the withdrawal of the bill, tho house adjourned. IOWA PATENT OFFICE REPORT. DES MOINES, Jan. 9.—Four United States patents for which we prepared and prosecutec] the applications were issued to Iowa inventoi-s on the 3d inst., to-wit: To .1. H. Nelson, of Atlantic, for a plow clevis adapted for regulating the depth and width of a furrow; to S. Heberling and H, W. Parker, of Des Moines, for a combined minnow trap nnd vessel for retaining and carrying minnows; to G. Caskey", of Page, for a wagon box adapted for dumping ground and other contents under the center of v th<3 wagon; to T. H. Maytag, of Laurens, for an adjustable receptacle adapted for enclosing and protecting samples of window shades and maps on rollers and also for suspending nml exhibiting them. Patents have been allowed but not yet issued as follows: To J. J. Duncan of Waukee, for a. machine adapted for holding, pasting and applying- wall paper direct from a roll to the wall; To J. H. Peterson, of DCS Moines, for improvements in his elastic wheel for- vehicles specially adapted for dispensing with pneumatic tires on bicycles. A company has been organized to manufacture the wheels in Des Moines. Drawings, specifications and. claims ana all work necessary in the prosecution of applications for patents carefully attended to. Consultation and advice free to inventors. THOMAS G. OKWIG & Co., . Solicitors. Fortune Teller—Your future husband will be tall, have dark complexion, and be very wealthy. The c'allei —Now, tell me another thing. How can I get rid of my present husband? Once, when Bismarck was leaving home in 1806, his youngest son asked, him how long he was to be away. Ho replied that he did not know At that moment a servant came in to inquire how many bottles of cognac were to be packed up j n the prince's luggage. "Twenty-four." was the answer. "Ah, papa," cried the ° nble infant," "now I know hpw itpbefrpm- Jan. 5.—Major Har- ( rsson testified that while there was some disposition on the part of regimental COOKS to cavil at the appearance of the meat, it was really quite good. He said the sudden change of temperature on moving the beef from the refrigerator ships gave the meat a greenish growth, which had to be scraped off. Beneath the meat was perfectly good. The canned meat was also good. . WASHINGTON, Jan. 0.—Colonel Henry B OS-rood, commissary of subsistence, who "served with General Miles at Tampa and at Camp Thomas and Santia"-o", testified before the war investigation commission that the refrigerated beef served the troops during the war was better than any beef served the regular army in other times, and that it was better than beef killed on the hoof. He declared positively that none of the beef-given the soldiers waa chemically prepared. WASHINGTON, Jan. 7.—Col. Sharp, who served the commissary department at Camp Thomas and in Porto Kico, said the refrigerator beef was good, superior to the native beef of Porto Eico. He believed the loss of spoiled beef fell to the contractors and not to the government. WASHINGTON, Jan. 8.—Major Black, commissary of subsistence, in the office of the commanding general, said the general character of the commissary supplies was good. Numerous complaints had been made of bad canned beef and in those cases the bad cans were replaced. He had tested it but once and it tasted good, but it did not look well. RACE LEGISLATION. North Cnrolina teRlslnture t<j Consldci Bills Winch Muy Cause Trouble. RALKIGII, N. C., .Ian. 7.—Two bills have been introduced in the house of the North Carolina legislature, requiring all railroads in the state to operate separate coaches for white and colored passengers. One of the bills is an exact copy of the law now in force in Tennessee and which has been declared constitutional. The other is similar to it, except that it provides "That any first-class coach may be divided into compartments, separated by a substantial partition in lieu of separate coaches." A bill was also introduced in the house to amend the state constitution so as to provide that All the moneys arising 1 from the taxation of the polls and property of the white race, for public schools, shall be appropriated to the support of the public schools of the white race, and all the moneys arising from the taxation of the polls and property of the colored race, for public schools, shall be appropriated to the support of the public schools of the colored race." The school fund is now proportioned according to population, the negroes getting as much per capita as the white people, though they pay only about 10 per cent of the taxes. GROVER HAS A PLAN. Ex-President Points Out That Killing the Filipinos Goes With Expansion. PRINCETON, N. J., .Tan. 7,—Ex-President Cleveland in reply to a request by a representative of the Associated Press for an expression on the question of expansion said: "I don't care to repeat my views concerning- the prevailing epidemic of imperialism and territorial expansion." Assuming, however, that his ideas are antiquated and unsuited to these progressive days, he says: "The remedy forcontrolling the natives of our new possessions is obvious and simple. The misguided inhabitants of our new territory who prefer something different from the plan of their control which we propose or who oppose our designs in their behalf, should be slaughtered. The killing of natives has been a feature of expansion since expansion began and our imperialistic enthusiasm should not be checked by the prospective necessity of destroying a few thousand Filipinos." Will Cost Millions. NEW YOISK, Jan. 9. — In an interview with the Washington correspondent of the Brooklyn Eagle, Secretary of Ag- iculture Wilson is quoted as saying that the beef controversy now being waged between Major General Miles, Commissary General Eagan nnd the various meat-packing companies will cost the United States in the neicrh- borhood of $100,000,000, or as he puts it, "half the cost of the war with Spain," because of the effect it will have on exports, even if it is demonstrated that the meat is all right. Troops Ordered to Land. WASHINGTON, Jun. 7.— "General Miller has received instructions to land his expedition and occupy Iloilo." This statement is made on indisputable authority. It has been confirmed b.v two cabinet officers. The president is determined that the military jurisdiction of the United States shall be ex-' tended, and while he prefers that it be clone in a peaceful manner, force wil' be used if necessary. On H«r. "You don't seem to sympathize with your husband's insomnia." • • "No; he has the snoring kind/' neces- Her He (looking at the piano)— Do you ever sing? She — Yes, sometimes I find it sary to do so. He — Ah, to relieve your' pen>up feelings. I suppose. She — No, not that, exactly, but to remind people of the fact that the clock doesn't stop at midnight. He didn't for hei- tP tret her 1 inusio. *

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