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UPPER BBS M01N18: ALGONA IOWA, WTimisrffiST)AY MABOB 22, 1899^ THE If 8 IN IOWA BfdCK IN SERIES UNLAWFUL. Bnlldlng; nnd T,oan Stock Tinned In Series Is triilAtrfnl. DE9 MdiSfiS, March 20.—Attorney General fiemley, ih an opinion transmitted to the state executive conncil, holds that building nnd loan companies cannot issue stock in series, except by years. He holds that the Btock of all classes must be absolutely Identical in expense to the stoclc holder and to profits enjoyed or losses Buffered. He holds that different classes of stocks which enrn different dividends, mature differently, are handled separately, and receive different valuations or benefits are plainly tin author! zed by the state law. This Is regarded as a still more sweeping declaration than that made by the attorney general recently, when he held that all old stock holders must participate in tlje benefits of the new classes of stock issued. IOWA BOYS FIGHTING. POLK COUNTV AFTER REVENUE tele A»»e»**» tniUnrnnco, Telephone graph Comnnnl«*x DBS MOINKS, March 17.—As the re Suit of ah opinion rendered by Assis tant County Attorney Cheshire, Asses sor French will add 53,810,000 to the cash valuation assessment of the city, Whether or not this amount wil' stand remains to be seen. It is the amount of capital stock nnd surplus o: the insurance companies with head quarters in this city and of the valuation of local telephone properties and the terminals of the two telegraph companies within the city. It is certain the companies affected will fighl the assessment. Heretofore all insurance and telephone and telegraph companies have paid their taxes directly to the state on the basis of their earnings and no tax has been collected from them for local purposes. TALK TO BANKERS OF IOWA One Bntfnllon of tlio Fifty-Unit Now on the Fighting kino nt Miuilln. DKS MOINKS, March 15.—The Daily News has a special dispatch from Col. Loper, of the Fifty-first Iowa volunteers, ns follows: The first battalion of the Fifty-first Iowa is at Manila on the fighting line; the second is at Cavite, and the third Is an outpost of Cavile, The health of the boys is good and there have been no casualties. The first battalion is composed of two Dos Moines companies and the companies trom Oskaloosa and Knoxville; the second is composed of companies from Shcnandoah, Glenwood, Council Bluffs and Red Oak, and the third is composed of companies from Crcston, Hertford. Corning and Villisca. THINKS SHE IS TYSON'S HEIR. Des Moines TYomnn After the Millions Left by nn Australian. DES MOIXES, March 17.—Mary Ann Sharp, wife of William Sharp, a carpenter, and the mother of a son and daughter, is confident that she is the heiress of her uncle, James Tyson, who died in Brisbane, Australia, last month, leaving a fortune of §40,000,000 in gold to his relatives. Her attorney, W. A. Spurrier, is also confident. He has extensive correspondence with the Queensland Trustee Company and other firms of Btisbanc. He expects to go to Australia 011 the errand. Mrs. Sharp says that Tyson's only other relatives are two brothers in Hull, England. WILL PAY DEBTS. State Treasurer ITorrloU Calls In the Outstanding; Wnrrnnts. DES MOINES, March 19. — State Treas- sner Herriott has issued a call for the last of the outstanding state warrants amounting to about 8400,000, which he will pay April SO, leaving the state entirely out of debt. The income from that time until the end of the fiscal year, June 30, is so small that there will probably be a deficit then, but by January, 1900 there will be a surplus that will not be depleted. The state will then be permanently out of debt. Bourd of Control Finances. DBS MOINES, March 20.— A statement •f the finances of the state institutions covering February has just been issued by the board. It shows a cash balance on hand'to the credit of the different institutions, on March 1, of $90,895.80. This Is an increase over the preceding month of 813,945. In the former month the coal bills were enormous and extraordinary, and several institutions discounted their bills for the quarter in advance. Asa result, the balance for that month was cut down. Town Central Extension. MAnsnALi/roiVN, March 17. — The bids for the grading and bridging of the new Belmond extension of the Jpwa Central from Belmond to Algona were opened by President R. J, Kimball, Vice-President and Treasurer George R. Morse and General Manager L. M, Martin, of the Central. There were nine bids filed for consideration, and that of Balch & Pepnard, of Minneapolis, was selected. The work will begin as soon as the weather is favorable. Sad Story From Dubuque, DUBUQUE, March 17,— Three years Ago Louis Wachenheira, residing at Dnbuque, had nine children. The last one. of the nine has just passed away. This was the oldest of the group, a boy aged 10 years. To add to the misery of the situation, the bereft parents are entirely destitute. Uig Fire I.OSH nt LoBIars. LEMARS, March 17.— Kehrberg's dry goods store was destroyed by fire, caused by an explosion of chemicals. Kehrberg's loss is $37,000; insurance, 816,000. Dr. Riehey's loss is 88,500; Insurance, 8500, The other tenants' losses were uninsured. B«lld Their Own Bridge*, INDEFENDKNCE, March 18. -- The board of supervisors of Buchanan county estimate that they saved 84,000 last year by haying the bridge work done under their supervision instead of by contract plan. _ ^ Free School Books for DOB JUoInoH. ' PES MOIXKS, March 15.— The free text-book proposition carried by good (majorities in three districts in Des including the West Des Moines , the largest in the city, Three-fourths of the city of Des Moines now have free test-books. Her Uunglng Husband. 14.— William Allen, a, blacksrnitb', vliile intoxicated, a> jJUidde by hanging jn his was xUseovered by bis wife, Ww until help arrived and down, U? j 8 6 tiU jn » pre . t$M?P i!?b,Q Congressman I.nne nncl Judge C. At Wntermnti nt Davenport. DAVENPORT, March 17.—Prominent bankers from twelve counties in eastern Iowa attended a meeting of group 7 of the Iowa Bankers' Association. Among those delivering addresses were Congressman J..R. Lane and C. M. Waterman, of the supreme court of Iowa. Judge Waterman strongly criticised the Iowa statutes regulating exemption from execution ns enabling a rich debtor to save a small fortune from his creditors, while the poor creditors have substantially no protection. He favored a stipulated exemption for all alike. Congressman Lane criticised the Iowa law governing levies for special improvement and advocated an income tav. NEW IOWA RAILROAD. Duluth & New Orleans Will Unlld This Year. DES MOINES, March 20.—Des Moines is to have another railroad. Representatives of the Dulnth & New Orleans railroad were in the city con- suiting with F. M. Htibbell in regard to getting through Des Moines over the tracks of the Des Moines Union. The gentlemen were assured that the road could get through the city, and with this assurance they have announced the road will pass through Des Moines. The road will be built this year and be in operation before snow flies this fall. SMASHED FIREMAN'S HEAD J. J. HcHly Killed While on n linrllngton Knglnc. BunuNGTOJf, March 20.—Fireman J. J. Healy, of Burlington, was instantly killed on the Burlington fast mail engine while coming into Burlington. He was leaning out of the cab looking at a hot-box on the engine when ho was struck by a bridge and his head crushed. Engineer Potts did not know of the accident until his steam began to run low and he looked around to the fireman's side and found his lifeless body hanging out of the cab. Healy leaves a wife and three children in Burlington. BURNED IN A CALABOOSE. Horrible Death of 1. W. GarllelU, ol Mason City. Sioux CITT, March 18.—L. W. Garfield, whose home is at Mason City, was fatally burned in the city jail at Elk Point, S. D. Garfleld and W. G. Weiss were arrested for intoxication and put in the calaboose. There was a stove in the calaboose with a fire in it, and Weiss, -in a sworn statement, says the drink-crazed man deliberately set fire to the excelsior mattress. The wooden building was soon in flames arc! Garfleld was burned to death. ALL OVER THE WORLD HOTEL HOLOCAUST. IHEAVY ENGAGEMFNT AT PASIQ Many Ii!vo»r.o*t hy Unrnlng of the Wind- Bon Honso nt New forlt. NEW YORK, March 18.—Flames, which originated from the igniting 6f a lace ctirtain, burst forth from the Second floor of the Windsor hotel at Forty-seventh street and Fifth avenue yesterday 'afternoon, and in a few moments they had leaped up to the roof and enveloped the entire Fifth 6 ... H „ „ avenue and Forty-seventh street fronts Americans were killed and American Flying Colnmn Defeats Tw Thondnnd Filipinos. MANILA, March 14.—General Wheat on attacked and captured the city o Pasig, east of Manila, yesterday after noon. The enemy made a stand fo: an hour, but at the end of that tiim were forced to retreat. The loss o the Filipinos was thirty killed am sixteen prisoners. Of the Unitet States forces six were wounded. NEW YORK, March 14.—The Jour nnl's revised list of the casualties in the fighting at Pasig shows that thre fourteen of the hotel. Ten minutes later the flames were roaring through the interior of the hotel, and all escape by means of stairways and elevators was cut off. There was the wildest excitement within and without the building. Hundreds of guests and employes were in the hotel when the fire broke out, and for many of them escape with safety was impossible. Probably from ten to fifteen lives wore lost within a half hour and thirty or forty persons Were injured in jumping from windows and in rushing through the roaring flames in the corridors and on the stairways. Many who were injured died later at near-by residences and at hospitals, and others who made wild leaps to the stone sidewalk were so badly injured that they are still hovering between life and death. At the present writing the known dead number 14, the injured 43 and the missing, many of whom are believed to be in the ruins, about 40. The financial loss will exceed 81,000,000. NEW YORK, March 20.—The last reports from the Windsor fire show that the known dead number sixteen, the injured forty-one and the missing fifty-one. The conviction is growing ,hat the missing will be found in tlio debris. BATTLE ON LYNN. A DOB Slolnoa minor Killed. DES MOINEP, March 18.—Thomas Dooley, a miner employed at the Proctor coal mine, was instantly killed by a heavy fall of slate. The fall of slate measured three feet thick and twenty feet-long. Dooley was crushed under it and instantly killed. Broad, another miner who was injured while attempting to rescue Dooley, is in a precarious condition and may die. The 1'lrnt Spike Driven. DES MOINES, March 18.—The first spike of the railroad building for Iowa for the coming season has just been driven at Tarn, Junction by Illinois Central men. This is the starting point of the Fort Dodge & Omaha railroad, one of the principal extensions to be made in the state this year. IOWA CONDICNSHI). At the recent sohool election in Emmetsburg the people voted to issue bonds to the amount of 030,000 for the purpose of building a school house. Seventy-nine ladies voted. M. J. Chambers, of Chicago, representing a cigar house, was a few nights ago slugged and robbed of a large sum of money on Broadway, the principal street of Council Bluffs, Chambers was knocked senseless by a blow from a sand bag and. when he recovered consciousness found himself lying in a hallway. The robbery was probably committed by parties who saw him display a large roll of bills in a saloon, where he went to get a drink shortly after midnight. Dunlap dispatch: An aged farmer named Schrivalier, living four miles in the country, who had been in town during the day, was assaulted by Jim Mitchell, Arch Wood and Kvvin Mige, all young aicn about SI years of age. The ofl'air seems to have occurred at William Mige's livery fatable while the old man wasgettiughlshqrse to return to his lionie, in the country. When lie became unconscious Behrivalier's in,, sailaiits dragged him into the barn, and, tin-owing a blanket over Uiro, l«f{ him, He WHS found m the morning 1 , etlH vnconsjolous npd almo^ froaen £o death. The assailant® jftre MP .d.ej. American and Canadian Miners In Deadly Conflict. VANCOUVER B. C., March 18.—Carl Summerfelt, a German who was a passenger on board the steamer Lees, .vhich arrived here from the Lynn canal brought the news that a battle lad been fought between the American and Canadian miners a few miles off the Dalton trail. Four men arc reported to have been killed outright and a number of others are said to lave been seriously wounded. When ,he alien miners' law of British Columbia was enforced a few months ago the American miners left Atlin, the now : anadian gold district, and struck north. They found a short distance off the Dalton trail, on the Porcupine •iver, a district rich in placer gold, it was generally conceded that the new placers were in American terri- ory and the miners vowed no Cana- lian should stake a claim. Some Ca nadian mounted policemen, however^ iid stake claims in the American ter- •itory and justified their act by mov- ng the Canadian flag from Mount i'leasanton the trail so as to make the ine take in a rich part of the district, .'hey were followed by at least forty. Canadian miners who all located good laims. A fortnight ago the American niners sent notice to all Canadians to cave the country within five days. ?he Canadians failed to do so and the attle resulted. Now Hold I'uslg River. WAsiiiiNQTON, March 18.—By the capture of Pasig, Pateros, Caitai and Ta- guig, 'the American forces hold complete possession of the Pasig river from the Bay of Manila the Laguna de Bay. This distance is only eight miles, but control of it practically divides the island of Luzon in two parts. Laguna de Bay is a great inland body of water over 100 miles in circumference. The Pasig liver, 8 miles long, is the Laguna's outlet to the sea at Manila. U. S. PATENT OFFICE BUSINESS wounded. MANILA, March 16.—General Lloy Wheaton, commanding the American flying column, attacked and defc-atct a force of 2,000 Filipinos at Pasig yes terday afternoon, inflicting a heavy loss upon them. The American los was slight. The Americans capturcc 3!50 Filipinos. Many bodies of rebel killed in the engagement are floating down the river. Private For n off, Company I, of the Twentieth regiment was killed. Privates Can-oil, Coombs Marshall and Rogers, of the Twenty second regiment, were wounded Three hundred and fifty Filipinos sur rendered at the town of Taguig to th Washington regiment, and 175 .were captured at Pasig by the Twentictl regiment. Our troops found 100 deac Filipinos and 100 new graves nea: Pasig. The prisoners were unarmed therefore it is presumed that thei have executed their threat of throw ing their arms into the river. MANILA, March 17.—The insurgents at the outposts and in the trenches be yond Caloocan fired several volleys upon the Kansas volunteers audapar of the Fourth regulars, desiring, it is supposed, to discover if the America! lino had been thinned by the move ment of General Wheaton's command The Americans in the trenches repliei warmly to the fire. II. Y. Becher, o Company A, Montana regiment, was killed in the engagement. IN FIGHTING TRIM.i DES MOINES, March 16.—The new secretary of the interior, did, without notice to me, what his predecessor evidently declined to do, that is, forbid the further use of the commercial name "Iowa Patent Office." .Such name has been used over a quarter of a century as a means of competing with Washington attorneys in securing patent office work from western inventors. His action seems to assail the Iowa law pursuant to which the secretary of state granted an exclusive property right to said commercial name, and such action seems a reflection upon Iowa legislation by virtue of which 107 similar certificates or patents have been issued by the state to give exclusive rights to an equal number of commercial names and forms of advertising. While further legislation, state and national, may be required upon the subject of commercial names, we are well enough known now to successfully compete with eastern attorneys without the advantage of having "a commercial name, and western inventors can continue to visit our workshop, office and library to avail themselves of the privileges afforded them here and the advantages of having applications for U. S. patents prepared and prosecuted by us under thoir personal directions and thus encourage western enterprise and home industry. Consultation and advice free. THOMAS G. Oiiwift & Co., Solicitors of Patents. Torsley— With all its discoveries, science has never yet ascertained what electricity is. Dibdin—So? Guess science must have given the job tc some police detective. A wealthy lady of New Orleans, who is averse to handling soiled papei money, turns it over to her maid She washes the bills gently in soapsuds, and then* irons thein yntil they arc dry and crisp, Americans consume so much quinine thtit Europeans call \\s u qu,'mopha.< ,.\Lt. a » TW™*. „« fv,« p^uintne vi&e4 }n American Forces at Mnnilit Formed li Tiro Divisions. MANILA, March 20.—The entire American force has been reorganized two divisions of three brigades eacl being formed. General Law ton ha.' assumed command of the First, whicl consists of the Washington, Nortl Dakota and California volunteers, under General King; six troops of the Fourth cavalry, the Fourteenth regulars, the Idaho volunteers and a battalion of Iowa troops under General Ovenshine; the Third and Twenty- second regular infantry and the Oregon regiment, under Genera] Wheaton, and Hawthorne's light batteries. Gen. MacArthur's division consists of two batteries of the Thirc artillery, the Kansas and Montana volunteers, under General II. G. Otis; the Colorado, Nebraska and South Dakota regiments, and six companies of the Pennsylvanians, under General Hale; the ' Fourth and Seventeenth regulars, the Minnesota and Wyoming volunteers, and the Utah artillery. A separate brigade will be assigned to provost guard duty, consisting of the Twentieth and eight companies of the Twenty-third regular infanti'3'. Gen. Anderson, now in command of the First division, Eighth army corps, will return to the United States in accordance with the order of January 54. POLICY OF THE PRESIDENT. Will Denl Witli Gomez for Dlabaiidment of Cuban Army. WASHINGTON, March 17. — President McKinley's policy, civil and military, for solving the Cuban and Philippine problems is being worked out steadily and speedily. Briefly stated, that policy is: 1. — To deal with General Gomez for the disbandment of the Cuban, army. ignoring the so-called assembly. 3. — To withdraw United States troops as fast as possible from the localities pacified in Cuba, under home rule. 3. — To administer to the hostile but deluded followers of Aguinaldo, by force of arms, a lesson expected to teach them the futility of further resistance to the United States. 4. — Having restored order from Manila to Mzilolos, then to proceed by the aid of commissions and conferences with the more enlightened Filipinos to map out a program for the future, which will be accepted by the Filipinos, and be communicated to congress early next session. Money for Cubans, HAVANA, March 18. — The transport Meade, carrying 83,000,000 pay for Cuban troops, has arrived, escorted by the cruiser Chicago. n Oregon lit Manila, WASHINGTON. March SO. — The navy department is advised of the arrival ol the battleship Oregon at Manila. ISKICV1TIICS. General Gomez, of the Cuban army, issued a statement relative to his deposition as commander-in-ohief of the Cuban army. He says he is contented to retire from active army life on th« record he has made. lie has 'done what he considered was his duty and is satisfied. The Cubans outside of the assembly are turning almost en masse to the deposed general. , News recently received from Nan- jkin says that 10,000 Chinese rebels ,have crossed the Anhui borders into Kenan, there joining an equal number of rebels, Combining-, they cap- jtu,red Shouchan, the second city of An- hui, badly defeating General Jviio and the imperial forces. They secured a largo quantity of arms and sent out n body of raiders into Honjm to secure ammunition, The telecrupU lines iu North Anlm' "ave been cut and the imperial troops were gradually hemmed iu, Five hundred rebels mid mapy soldiers, \vere killed in the buttle $oi<th Kiangsu bet\yjeen tlie rebels ' " '' ' - .0* 0»iw»i< ARMY BEEF INVESTIGATION CHICAGO, March 14.—Rapid progress was made yesterday by the government court of inquiry investigating the beef controversy. Nearly a dozen witnesses were examined, three of them being inspectors of the government bureau of animal industry, and the rest of them employes in various capacities nt several Chicago packing houses. The testimony brought out the methods used to protect the purity and cleanliness of the meats, and there was no evidence that preservatives of any kind were used. CHICAGO, March ir..—Colonel O. M. Pmith, purchasing agent of the government at Chicago since ISO.", testified yesterday before the government court of inquiry that the stores of canned roast beef bought by him during the Spanish war were all upon the direct order of General Eagan, the commissary general, lie also staled that soirio purchases of canned beef were made without his knowledge by ^he commissary general. Keprt'scntativea of the packing houses testified that the only method used for the preservation of meat wascold air. Oustavus Swift, of Swift A. Company, said under this contract refrigerated beef was to keep twenty-four hours after leaving the refrigerator. CIIICAOO, March 10.—The last witness called before the army beef court of inquiry yesterday proved to be sensational. He was an officer of the regular army, First Lieutenant M. F. Davis, of the First cavalry, called at the request of Major Lee, the representative of General Miles. Lieuten ant Davis testified that in Cuba one half the canned roast beef issued to the soldiers was thrown away because it was unfit to eat. lie testified that he had opened one can himself and found maggots in it. Ur, John Shaw, surgeon of the Third Illinois, said while the regiment was in Porto llico it was given canned roast beef which was a stringy, slimy mess, revolting to the senses, and caused diarrhoea. Ptomaines would develop in a c;m within a few minutes after opening, When the men stopped eating the bcej they improved in health. Col. Bennett, of the Third, corroborated this testimony. Major Sanborn, of the First Illinois, said the canned meat was unpalatable. One issue of three of refrigerated beef was spoiled. George Lees, a packing house expert, said little or no nutriment was left ir meat when prepared for canning an<3 that the beeves were of poor quality. Captain Boy n ton, of the Third cavalry, said the meat was absolutely unlit for rations. The board left for Omaha last night. OMAHA, March 17.—The board of inquiry arrived here yesterday morning. They inspected the packing houses and examined several em- ployes, who explained the processes 01 preparing meats. There was no evidence to show that chemicals are used. At army headquarters the testimony of soldiers who went through the campaign at Santiago was heard. Five witnesses were examined, the testimony going to show that the meat was unfit for an army ration. KANSAS CITY, March 18,---The army beef court examined a number of em ployes at the Armour packing plant, each testifying that no chemicals were used in the preparation of meats. L. T. Rambo, an employe who had been discharged in January, and who produced a letter from the superintendent vouching for his good character, saic two car loads of canned beef sold to the government, by Armour were re turned some time in May. When the cars were opened many of the cans were found to have bursted. Maggots were crawling everywhere. The stench was so bad that ammonia had to be used to kill it. He never saw any inspection of canned meat. Dr. Slnchcr, of the Third Missouri, said al Fort Meade., Pa., fifty men were taken with vomiting. It was believed they were made sick by the canned beef. KANSAS CITY, March 20.—The beef court examined witnesses as to the condition of two lots of beef rejected at Mobile and Jacksonville, and returned to Armour's plant. Testimony showed that many cans were bursted and maggots were crawling everywhere. About two cans in.each case were spoiled. CYCLONE IN THE SOUTH. NINE SHOT DOWN. nilHHlsBlpiiI iind Arkansas Are Visited. MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 20.—Reports from diflWent points in Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama indicate that in a cyclonic storm which swept over hose states eighteen persons were filled outright and twenty-one injured as follows: Alabama, sixteen killed, four injured; Arkansas, one killed, seven injured; Mississippi, one killed, *-fin injured. The property loss will •un into the hundreds of thousands. DEATH OF "OLD HUTCH." He \Vi\a at Ono Time the Lending Grain Speculator. CHICAGO, March 17.—Benjamin P. Hutchinson, at one time the leading grain speculator in the United States lied last nisfht at Lake Geneva, U'is' Ur. Ilutchinson's death was duo to usart failure. He. was 70 years old. Regulurti Capture Town. MANILA, March 17.—The strongly ortifiod town of Caitai, nortlicasi°of 'asig, was captured yesterday, after a lesperate flerht, by the Twentieth rc-tr- ilar infantry. The Americans loSt wo killed find twelve wounded, while he rebel loss was about 100. A coroner's jury in a rural district f Georgia returned the following vt . r . Uct; "Tluvc the defendant came to us death by try i.,'to light tils'pipe vith an electric light, which can't be .one successful." Several of the street beggars of San 'rnnoiseo have joined a trust. The eceipts are daily handed oyor to a reasiH-er, who divides th em e cm u i]v mong the members of th 0 trust? John Chandler, O f M\KI\ county entncky, is the ancestor of a imiaer .us f«mUy, He is the father of twenty, iln flltW ihe pnmrtfttUw ol 105 P| 36? ' Georgia Mob Kills Colored Men With Arson. PALMETTO, Ga., March 17.—A raob of mashed men stormed tlio little house doing service as a jail at 2 o'clock a. m. and shot nirie negroes charged with arson. Four were killed outright, and the other five were badly wounded. The negroes were held for the burning 1 of the town, three fires since January 1 having almost completely destroyed it. ATLANTA, Gn., March 17.—In response to a message from the mayor of Palmetto, telling of the mob's work there nnd the danger of revolt by the blacks, Governor Cnndler ' ordered Captain Barber, of the Capital City Guards, to assemble fifty men, and they were scut to Palmetto by special train. DEAL WITH THE PEOPLE. General Hroolto Given New Orders From Atiirch 17. — As the result of recent events in Cuba, General Brooke will hereafter, under ortlers from Washington, confine himself wholly within the terms of the resolution adopted by congress before the war. No government organization or Ret of men will bo recognized. The United States will deal directly with .the people of Cuba. The Cuban military assembly will be dealt with as any other oignnijsation. If it sessions provoke disturbances it will be dispersed like any other disorderly body. ,Jf its meetings are harmless and amount to nothing more than vociferation, no nttont.ioii will be paid to it. JOSEPH MEDILL DEAD. \Vrll Known Owner of tlio Chicago Tribune Dies. CHICAGO, March 17.—Word was received from San Antonio, Texas, that Joseph Mcdill, the proprietor of the Chicago Tribune, died thero early yesterday morning. Death was due to heart failure. He was conscious tip to the moment of death, which he met with calm placidity. He said to his private physician ten minutes before he died: "My last words shall be: 'What is the news?'"' lie went to San Antonio three months ago for his health and had been confined to his bed only five days. REBELS REPULSED AGAIN. They Attacked tlio WnBhlngton Troops. MANILA, March 20.—The Filipinos in force attacked a company of the Washington volunteers at Taguig. Two companies of the Washington and Oregon regiments were sent to the assistance of their comrades and drove the rebels back in front of the Twenty-second regulars, who also engaged the enemy. Two American soldiers were killed and an officer and thirteen privates were wounded. The enemy's loss was severe. MINERS STRANDED. for Ask the Government to Send a Boat Them. SEATTLK, March 30.— Miners from Copper river, Alaska, say GOT. Brady has been requested to ask the government to send a vessel to Copper river for the purpose of bringing home stranded prospectors. Thero .are between 200 and 300 of these men, who are without means to secure transportation. Many of them are suffering (rom scurvy. TREATY RATIFIED. Uoecn Recent of Spain Signs tlio Document lending the War. MADRID, March 17.— The qneen regent has signed thu ratification of the peace treaty. She has also signed the decree dissolving the cortes, convoking the new parliament and authorizing the payment of arrears to the repatriated troops. Americans BInsc .Build. WASHINGTON, March SO.— Minister Conger, at Pekin, has sent to the state department a copy of a decree issued by the Chinese government concerning the building of railways. The decree designates the Lu-Unn and Hankow- Canton to be bnilt first, next the Tien- Tsm-Chin-Kiang line and Shan-Hai- Kwanand beyond, Moukedeu, Kew- Chang, etc. The Hankow-Canton railroad concession is held by an American syndicate formed by Calvin Brloe before his death. Dewey I, I,, Good Health. Ru-iXANi), VI., March «6.-Qeor«re • Dewey received a letter from his father, the admiral, in which he says he i s in good health, although somewhat fatigued. The admiral expressed the hope that his task would be finished before long. Charles Dewey expects his brother will arrive in Washington on or before Jnnc 1st, and will soon thereafter visit his old home in Ver- uaont. Algor to Go to Cubn. NEW YOHK, March 20. -It is asserted by persons who, it Is believed, are Jn t position to have correct informal^ that General Alger, secretary o f Wlu . is planning to start on his tour of u : speetion of Cuba and Porto Hleo this -Wo

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