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THE UPPBK DK8 MOINES: ALGON A, IOWA WEDNESDAY APRIL 5. 1899, IN IOWA IOWA'S LOSS IN THE WAR. tf to fhl* Onto 1.48 of net- Volunteer* flare Died In Hie Service. DBS MOINKS, March 31.—Witli the general muster out of service of the volunteer regiments a glance through the mortality record, at Hie war department, presents some interesting 1 statistics. Iowa, put font-regiments of infantry nt the disposal of the United States, and two of these, the Fiftieth ftnd the Fifty-second, have already been mustered out, nnd the Forty ninth, now in Cuba, nnd the Fifty 'first, in the Philippines, are under ciders for muster out and will be re turned to their homes very soon. More men died of typhoid fever among Hi volunteers than any other half-doze! diseases combined. Up to date there hate been 14S deaths in the four Iowa regiments from all causes, and not r single one c.. .'.sod by other than dis ease. Of the total number of death.' in the four regiments one hundred and sixteen were caused by typhoid fever. The total was distributed among the regiments us follows: Forty-ninth, 51, of which 43 wtre typhoid oases; Fiftieth, 31, of which ,'!0 wero duo to typhoid; Fifty-first. 28, of which typhoid caused 12 and pneumonia 11: Fifty-second, 38. 31 being from typhoid, and in this latter regiment two deaihs, cause not reported. The Forty-ninth and Fifty-second were the only regiments to lose officers. The Forty-ninth lost two—First Lieut. George W. Michaelson, of Company L. died at Jacksonville September 0 of typhoid, nnd First Lieut. Guy Kellogg, of Company G, was the very first man of his regiment to lose his life, having died August 21 last. The place or cause of his demise is not reported. Second Lieut. Charles F. Grout, of Company K, Fifty-second regiment, died at Erametsburg, September 13 of typhoid. BAD FIRE AT BELLE PLAINE. EVIDENCE AGAINST NELLIS. HI* \Vlf« Rnyg He <<nnfeinted til* Hotel Hiully J>iiiiiae:o<l urn! n Hoy Terribly Kurncd. IJKM/rc PI.AINK, April 2.—Herring's Cottage Hotel caught fire in the back part of the kitchen, and in spite of the efforts of the. fire brigade, assisted by the round house brigade, was badly damaged.,, A 5-year-old boy, Harold Kmith, soil of Mrs.. Smith, the hotel cook, wa.s caught in the cook's sleeping room aud badly turned before being rescued. His mother had left him in bed and went about the work of preparing breakfast. Soon the room was discovered on fire with the child cut off from the door. With his clothes on fire he ran to the door through the flames and was caught by one of the dining room girls and carried to the home of Joseph Wheeler, where he is being cared for. The girl was also badly burned about the hands. CHILDREN IN A POND. Children of .Tames IS'ioliolB, of Center Junction, Drowned.. CENTER JUNCTION, March 31.—Clasped in each other's embrace, two young children of James Nichols, who lives on a farm near Center Junction, were found beneath the ice of a pond at their father's farm. lioth had drowned. The children had left home to water some stock. lieing alarmed at the failure of the children to return, their mother went in search of them. She found a hole in the ice at the pond, and, prostrated with grief, raised an alarm. Neighbors hastily gathered, and the ice was broken more and search made for the little ones. The pond was dragged and the bodies recovered during the night. TVcrst Storm of the IV In tor. BOBUNGTON, March 31.— The worst blizzard of the winter and the most severe for this period of the season in the past twenty-five years, has enveloped southeast Iowa in its snowy grasp. Since Wednesday midnight a blinding snow storm raged till 5 o'clock last night, the snow having fallen over a foot in depth, while in different places drifts of 4 to 5 feet in depth formed, which are almost impassable. At noon all street cars in Burlington, after a hopeless effort to keep them running, were sent to the power house. lUisinoss was at a standstill and schools were compelled to close. Toledo, Chicago, Ualesburg, Ottumwa, St. Joseph and Kansas City report similar conditions. Mrs. Ulylilll Artjuitleil. ELDORA, April ].—The jury in the case of Mrs. Hattie Myhill, after being out about four hours, returned a verdict of acquittal. The case has for a longtime attracted a great doal of attention. Mrs. Myhill was charged with having sold property belonging to another person. Homo timo last fail she hired a livery rig in Eldora for the express purpose of driving into the country. She failed to return tho rig and it was afterwards discovered that the woman had fled to Wisconsin. Developments showed that the horse died and Mrs. Myhill sold the buggy to a stranger. The verdict was unexpected, hut there was considerable sympathy for the woman. l'rolwl>le Cuss uf Murder. March 87.—When the Sioux City dispatch: Evidence i* accumulating- against Oscar Nejlis, who is cJtnrg-ed -vith the atrocious murder of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Shnltz at Cherokee, five years ago. Mrs. Nellis has made a. sworn statement to the effect that her husband told her on the uight of the crime that it was he who killed the old couple. She j's Nellis arose from his bed and said he was going to rob the Hhultz family. He left, aud upon his return told her that the old woman recog- n i zed him, nnd followed him to the door of the house. Then he killed her to cover up the robbery, and afterwards he went into the lionse and crushed the old man's skull with a club. Under the law Mrs. Nellis is not allowed to testify against her husband, unless she is called by the defense. Then her statement can be introduced. There- is little question that in the person of Nellis the authorities have at lenstr our- of the murderers. STATE CONTRACTS AWARDED. Himrcl of ConLrol Ptirrlnncm r,nr<fe .Amount or Suppling. 7>K.<< AfoiNKS, April .'(.—Tin; board of control lias announced the awards for contracts for the. quarter beginning April I op a number of articles required by state institutions. Tin- list announced coders perhaps half the en- tin; amount to bo let for tin; quarter, and tho <juarter's businos;i, a.s covered by contracts, will aggregate about $.'100,000. In all ninety-six contracts weie announced. Iowa, jobbers get sixty-nine and outside dealers twenty- seven of them. Chicago leads with twenty-three contracts, Dos Monies secured fifteen, Davenport 14, Keokuk 11, Burlington r,, Dubuque 2, and all others twenty-six. Sioux City does not get a single contract. The reason is said to be that, railroad rates are against the lines in which Sioux CIl- jobbers deal chiefly. VERDICT OK NOT GUILTY. Jury Acqnltteil tlio I^uiHll: 15oyn After I!o- liiK Out. Fifteen Hours. TOLEDO, April 1.—The jury in the Tlcichmann-Hansen caso returned a verdict of not guilty. llauseii haa lived on lleiehmann's farm for a number of years and they have never had a .settlement. •Keichmann has had a lumber of civil suits brought against Hanson and thero was much ill feeling jctwoen them. Last December ho went to his place near Gar win ami had •iomo words with Ilanscn. On tho way to fJarwin, the state, undertook to irovc, Himseii and tho Landt boys, hia icighbors and friends, met Reichmaim n tho road with their faces blackened ind pounded and kicked the old man ill he feigned death, when they left) urn. PANIC IN SCHOOL ROOM. JTlrn Alarum nil Aiidlonon at MuHciulnp lintortuiiiinonl;. April 1.—During aster-; opticon lecture in the high school uulilorium firo broke out simulta- icously in the calcium light generator! uul the electric light switchboard in' he building. An audience of two 1 iiuulred people fought, their way out' hrough clouds of smoke without a 1 single casualty. A few hundred dol-! lars will repair the damages to the building. liorolrer IIus linen Axkecl. DuiiuQUK, April 3.—Attorney General Remley has applied for a receiver for the Iowa Mutual Building aud Loan Association at Dubuque. He charges'the directors with conspiring to defraud its creditors. The affairs of the association have been in the hands of the Home Savings and Trust' Company, of Des Moines, for the purpose of winding up its affairs. The latter is also defendant. No state- ALL OVERTIIE WORLD M'ARTHUR'S FORCES REST. Scontlng: I'ftrtlrft Only Purlin* the Insurgents. MANILA., April 2. MacArthur's forces rested at Malolos yesterday. The men are in good condition, considering the fatigues of the campaign. The plans of the rebels, if they have liny, are conjectural. Considerable rebel forces have been collected along the fronts of Lnwton and Hall, who lire holding the line from the water works to Lalonia. There is shooting nightly along this line, apparently for the purpose of breaking the Americans' sleep. Consequently, Lawlon detailed live sharpshooters from each company to attend to the rebels, and they 'began picking off: numbers of them. It is reported that 8,000 rebels nre concentrated at Cainta and Tay- Tay. General King sent out a recon- tioitering party of two companies of North Dakotans, and a brisk engagement, followed, in which seven Filipinos wore -killed and an American lieutenant and two privates wounded. SCENE OF ACTION SHIFTS. Fighting HORUM by Hull'** Hrl^itde K:iBt WASHINGTON. April J.—The scene of iiction around Manila, has shifted materially. MacArthur's advance force, which has been pushing northward, has reached its objective point, Malolos. It is now enjoying a most deserved rest. In the meantime a new field of activity appears to the cast of Manila, where General Robert Hall's brigade, made up entirely of regulars, has thus far been hold as a reserve. Otis's dispatch, received yesterday, referred for the first time to the fighting done by Hall's brigade, saying a severe, engagement had qcdirred beyond Mariquina. This is about ten miles due east of Manila, and entirely outside, of the range of fighting of MacArthur's division. On the military map it is shown that ho advanced fully ten miles, up to Montalaban. According to Otis's dispatch yesterday, Hall has now retraced this stretch of ten miles and is back at Mariquina. VOLUNTEERS TO BE RETAINED OTIS TO CONTINUE. Only TIIOKO Slok or \VIrli Important Kx- €!iiBos nfny I>»vo tlio riilllpplncH. WASHINGTON', April 1.—It is stated nt the war department that the provision of the army law allowing the retention in service for six months of the volunteers in the Philippines has been construed to mean the officers as well as tho men and that the volunteer organizations will be retained just as they now exist. General Otis was given largo plenary powers in the matter, but was instructed by cable to scud all sick and wounded home, as well as volunteers who had exceptional reasons why they should return, such as the support of families and the loss of property by reason of their absence. The volunteers in tho Philippines will not bo mustered out until they can be spared and the presence there of these organizations, tho war department believes, makes it unnecessary to organ i/.o the provisional army of 3.1,000 allowed under the army law 8«y« B* Will Continue An Active Campaign Against Flllplnoa. WASHINGTON, April i.—The following was received from Major General Otis this morning: "Quiet prevails. Have directed troops at Malolos, and on railroad on recormoitering duty. Find insurgents only in small portions of surrounding country, who retire on approach of our troops. Few of our troops are moving to new positions. Preparing for continued active campaign. Army in excellent spirits." WASHINGTON, April 3.—The war department officials are very much gratified at the conditions existing in tho Philippines. It is deduced from the dispatch- received from Otis that th°re is little left of the army of Aguinaldo and that his troops do not want to face the American soldiers. It is supposed that scouting parties of Otis's army have been moving about from different points on the railroad line, more especially from Malolos, and have encountered the small bands of natives which Otis says retire upon the approach of American troops. While officials here would be glad to have information of tlio new campaign of Otis, they arc at present without such knowledge, flirri ho has not been asked to communicate his plans to the department. The utmost confidence is expressed in his abilitv to handle the.situation, and no attempt, will be made to influence him from Washington. It is believed that Otis desires to ascertain now just whc.'re the forces of the insurgents are located and in what number. It is thought very probable that, in the advance- tliathas been made from Manila to Malolos the insurgents have not, all retreated along the railroad track, but some have gone off into the rough country to the right of tho. railroad, and may now be lyintr in wait to set upon smaU'bodies of American troops, or perhaps again destroy some of the bridges "on the railroad and for a time cut of communication between the advance of the American army from Manila. Otis will take measures to prevent anything of tho kind, and no doubt will ascertain tha location and number of insurgents before making further advance in pursuit of Aguinaldo and his ileeing armv. It is evident that, while Otis reports everything "all quiet," he has had part of his army active in reconnoitering the country along the line of railroad by which ho has been advancing. RANKS NEARLY FILLED. MALOLOS IS TAKEN. MacArthnr Capture* the «nt Capital. MANILA. March 31. — General MacArthur entered Malolos, the seat of Ihe so-called insurgent government, Rt 9:30 this morning, the rebels burning the city and simultaneously evac- u ali tig it. after making slight resist- nnce. Thev are now in full retreat toward the* tio.-th. where Aguinaldo Rnd the c-vibinet, have been for two flays. The casualties on the American Hide were four killed and twenty- three wounded. MANILA. March 31.— The American flag was raised over Malolos at ten o'clock this morning. The Montana and Kansas regiments on entering the eity found it deserted, the prt'sidrmcin j burning, and the rebels retreating towards the mountains in a state nf terror. It is believed thcv cannot in tho future make even a faint resistance. Tee American loss was small. MANILA, March III. — General Hall's brigade advanced to-day from Mari- quilia up .Ma ten river, almost toMont- nlban, driving the enemy t.o the hills on the north. The rebels wero considerable in force at the junctions of the rivers Xanca nnd Ampit with the Matco, but the Aineiiean artillery soon scattered them with heavy loss. The American loss was one killed, Lieut. Gregg, of the Fourth infantry. General Hall eventually returned to the water works. General King advanced from Sun Pedro Macati, establishing headquarters at 1'asig. PEBELS WHIPPED. May tli u ment of the assets been made public. or liabilities has April gran 4 jury convenes it may be compelled to consider a case of murder instead of assault with intent to commit great bodily injury, the charge now preferred against "Buck" Martin, who is in jail unable to furnish fo»U. "Shady" Martin, the brother and victim of "Buck," hag ' tP the Hurljjngton hos pital f»«J >* in a precarious condition, * ft result of the injuries received in «9 $?p£ ftt the cabiu boat, severe outs ' ' ' Farmer Jlelil Up, TOI.KDO, April 3. —Glaus Fink was assaulted in his home in Crystal township by two men, who secured $88. It is said the men are 'known and then- arrest is speedily expected. llrakeiuita looses Itotli Logs. CAiiaor.i,, April 1. — H. F. Jiuiley, a brakeman on the southwestern branch, was run over and lost both legs at Kirkman station. His father was the engineer. JOWA CONMICNSICIt. At Keokuk recently Charles Miller and Edward Hale wero sentenced to thirty years each in the Fort Madison penitentiary for highway robbery.' They pleaded guilty in the district court, and sentenced wa.s pronounced- by Judge Bank. They arc the Keoknk "long and short" men. From letters received within the last few days from Manila, it is learned that the First battalion of the Fifty-first Iowa is now in General King's brigade, south of tho Pasig and in the trenches. Fighting was in progress south of the river until MacArthurs division north of tlio river inaugurated the campaign now in progress against the insurgent capital. Des Mpines dispatch: W. M. McFarland, ex-secretary of state, is anxious that the civil cu-so against him be tried at the present term of court. So says Assistant Attorney General J|ed- mau, adding that it is possible the case will come up at the present term pf Polk cpunty court. This case is against the bondsmen of Mr. Me Farland, iftnd the cljMKge is that he de< frauded the state of moneys handled by hjm while he was seovetftry. Con.- trary to a ignite grep,er»l impression,, SITUATION IS SERIOUS. Tho Wnr Against the Filipinos Bfay I,nBt <i Long Time. WASHINGTON, March 31.—Among the foreign attaches stationed at Washington the lighting about Manila is being followed with critical interest. They speak of it in rather serious terms, the prevailing view ooing that tho insurgents can "keep up a long, harrassing, running fight. One of the foreign representatives, who has seen long service in tho far east, said: "Casualties of 31 a day may seem small to you now, hut. when long continued, they will reach discouraging proportions." TO ANSWER SERIOUS CHARGES federal Court Taken Up tlio r,iilce City, S. <)., Lynching dines. CHAIU.KSTON, H C., April 3.—Fifteen prominent citizens of [Lake City will bo put on trial in tho United States jcircuit court this week to answer to 'the charge of havh-.g lynched Postmaster Fraser 15. Baker, more than a year ago. Besides killing tho postmaster, who was a negro, the alleged .lynchers will have to answer for the jkilliug of Baker's infant child and for tho burning of the Lake City postoflice with all its effects. Urlbery Hi i'eimsj Iviiuhl. ITAnmsBUHG, Pa,, March 30.—Before the bribery investigating committee Representatives O'Brien, Norton and Hargravo gave testimony which showed that efforts had been made to buy votes for reconsideration of the Wc.Carrell jury bill. Bodies of I)«ii<l Soldiers Arrive. rticw YOHK, March 30.—Tho transport Crook has arrived from Porto Rico and Santiago with 300 passengers and 082 bodies of soldiers who died or were killed in battle in Cuba and Porto Rico. Henry Lee Higginson, the Boston millionaire, was asked the other day what he would do if he were suddenly without* dollar. "Do?" he replied, "I'd take the first job that offered." "How is the senatorial contest coming on?" asked the friend. "Js, the deadlock brpkeyet?" "No," answered the candidate; "put cheer up. Neither am J." Senator Pepevv says Umt/ President Garfleld once advised him "tostop tell* Ing jokes from that day, for $ h»ve studied the Avuericnn public carefully .tad |t wiU spt pl^ee epuHdwvejB in gays Jj»m.o,rftU4l Only B.500 Men Ilctjiiirwl to Raise Army to (I5.OOO nr«n. WASHINGTON, March ill.—-The enlistments "for the regular army arc now up to within 2,fiOO of the limit, and the full Of),000 will be mustered in within the next week or so. Tho next step will be to enlist as many of the volunteers now in the Philippines as care to remain in the service. The president is authorized by law lo enlist, for absolutely temporary purposes oflicers and men now in the Philippines for a period not to exceed six months. The reports from General Otisindicato that practically all the volunteers around Manila ate anxious to remain in tho service as long as there is fighting to be done, which is, of course, the only length of time for which they will be needed. With the additions thus made to tho regular force the. president will have at his disposal about 7,1,000 men, which, it is believed, will be ample for all purposes. DROWNED IN OCEAN. Kxciirginn Itoiit Stoila Huns Upon Ca»- quet Roukti. SOUTHAMPTON, April 1.—The passenger steamer Stella, plying between Southampton and tho channel islands, crashed upon the dreaded Casquot, Rocks, near Alderney island, in a dense fog, foundering in ten minutes, the, boilers exploding with a tremendous report as the,steamer went down. The coasting steamer Lynx, which brought tho news, picked up four boats carrying forty passengers from tho vessel. .Seventy were drowned. Tho steamer had on board 140 passengers, going to spend Easter in the islands, and a crew of 43 persons. It is generally believed the accident was due, to tho high rate of speed at which the vessel was running in a heavy fog. CUBAN DELEGATES ANSWERED Calmn Army 'will Get, «K,OOO,OOO am) Not 11 Cent, JU'orc. AVASIIINCITON, April 1.—The delegates from the Cuban assembly, Messrs, Villalon and Hevia, called informally at the state department and had a long conversation with Secretary Hay. The affairs in Cuba were freely discussed and the delegates presented tho resolution from the. Cuban assembly. Secretary Hay assured tho delegates that tho United States government would not increase tho amount to pay tho Cuban army above the, $3,000,000 already sent to Cuba. I'lot On llu> (.'zur. P.UiiF, March 31.— A Copenhagen dispatch to the Koho de Paiis says a plot against tho e/.ar, in whicli his mother and Uobyudonotssoft', head of the holy synod, are implicated, has boon discovered. The object was to take advantage of tho state of the. czar's health and remove him from power and confide the government to his uncle, who is classed as a notorious reactionary. Tho i'timp:ili;n in I.tin Philippines Slop Kor A \vhllf. WASHINGTON. April 1.—It is said at the war department that (Jeneral Otis will not make a campaign during the rainy season, nor is it believed he will at present chase the Filipinos into the mountain fastnesses of Luzon. Officials consider it evident that the fight that wa.s in Aguinaldo has been whipped.out of him and it is believed ho cannot hold the Filipino army together much longer. If Otis advises tho war department, will approve a cessation of active hostilities or further forward movement, when little can be accomplished save chasing the Filipinos without definite results. A short rest will determine whether the Filipinos intend to keep up the guerilla warfare and so a plan is already maturing to meet any such condition. Natives will be employed to light tho guerillas and as the government can give them better pay un.l all'ord them greater protection than Asrninaldo there's no doubt about tins ability to employ natives in this way. If there must be guerilla fighting 'during the rainy season, winch will soon be upon '•'hilippines. the United states will tho not sacrifice, its troops in such warfare if natives can be obtained. AMERICA TO ANNEX CUBA. MfKlnloy's 1'oilry Svttleil nnd His 1'lnns Outlined. ST. Louis. March 31.—The' correspondent of the Globe-Democrat telegraphs his paper as follows: Annexation of Cuba is forshadowed. Henceforward it will be the policy of the administration. By the statement is not meant forcible annexation. In that direction the executive branch of the government could do little. But voluntary annexation can be encouraged in many ways. The, administration will extend such encouragement from this time. Slxt«i!ii I'roHpnolorR urn Slnln. SAN FIIANOIWO, April ,?.—A special from .luneau, Alaska., to the Call contains the report of the murder of sixteen prospectors from Kentucky. No details are at hand, but the story is to tho effect that the gold seekers were killed, while asleep, by Indians, who wanted their kits and supplies. The crime is said to have been committed a number of months ago, while tho prospectors wero near tho mouth of Knskokwim river, which though reported rich in minerals, has never been explored by white men. GermaiiH T,nn<l nt I-Chou, China. PKKIN, April 1.—In consequence of a /oeent attack by the natives upon the German patrol, a small (ionium expedition is being landed at, 1-Chou, ai coast town a short distance from Kiao- CllOll. : U. S. PATENT OFFICE BUSINESS DKsMoiNKS, March :t I.—Four patents were issued to Iowa inventors lust, week upon applications prepared and prosecuted by us, as follows: To Mrs A. P. Chamberlain, of Des Moines, for game cards adapted for teauhinir music; to U. Fleak, of Stuart, for a rotary pump; to W. V. and R L Stephenson, of Fort Dodge, for aii extensible and adjustable ston ladder- to K 10. Miller, of Rlmu. for a tank heater and feed cooker. One of our imnli- cations allowed, but not yet issued is lor a new departure in 'washiinr m a. chines, invented'by Cant. Puimlleman a veteran of two wars, aud his sou /oiiavo. Two disks having rubbinii- ARMY BEEF INVESTIGATION WASHINGTON, March 29. — Captain .Jeorge B. Davis, commissary of subsistence on duty in the office of thft commissary general, and who assisted in preparing the Santiago beef contract with Swift & Co.. was the first witness before the beef inquiry court yesterday. He said that the contract called for beef to keep seventy-two hours in the refrigerators on shore and twenty-four hours after taken out ot the refrigerator. Edward Morris, of lite Chicago lirm of Morris & Co., testified that his firm wa.s in the habit of storing canned beef on Staten Island, N. V., .for shipment to foreign or domestic ports. In 1898 some of this beef was returned to Chicago and sold to a wholesale grocery house, which sold it to the government. •Ninety per cent, of 1 it was sent to Manila. Most of its foreign sales wore to the English. None of it sold abro.-id had been condemned or sent bin 1; for the American troops. WASHINGTON. March 30.— Before the beef court inquiry yesterday. Major Ulack. Miles's chief commissary during- the Porto Iticati campaign, detailed n conversation he had with Commissary General lOagan after returning. Kagan asked why refrigerated beef .w;is not issued at Ponce. Being told that the commissaries did not want, it l-e.canse they had native beef, Kagiiii became excited and swore that he, would have made them take it. Previous to this Admiral Edwin Slewart, paymaster of the- navy, testified that canned roast beef was a portion of the regular navy ration. Very Jittie of it was ever condemned. Paymaster II. U. Colby, assistant chief of supplies of the navy department, testified that canned roast beef kept well at sea. some eases lasting from year to year. It, was not affected by the heat of the tropics. The .sailors liked it in soups and hash. (Jon. Kagan again appeared in the afternoon. He testified that, while the contract provided that beef was t.o keep twenty-four hours after leaving the refrigerator, there was an understanding that it . wa.s to keep seventy-two hours. This was for the purpose of keeping commissary oflicers on t he. alert. He said that while Armour & Co. had put in a bid for "processed" beef, it was not accepted, and he did not, buy any preserved beef. He excused canned beef, saying that it was only intended as a makeshift, to be used when fresh meat could not be secured. W-A.SHINRTON, March :tl. -- There were two original witnesses before the army beef inquiry court ve.sterday, and two former witnesses were recalled. .Lieutenant George A. Gampfer, who was commissary of subsist- once at Lakeland, Fla.) and Major Creighton Webb, who wa.s on General Law ton's stall' in Cuba, testified for the first time. Colonel Woodruff, of the commissary department, and Mr. Morchouse. the Tampa, agent for Armour .t Co.. who superintended the supply of fresh beef I o the troops at Lakeland, were those recalled. Major Webb's testimony dealt, almost entirely with the canned roast beef, whif.li he denounced a.s useless as an article of food. Lieutenant Gainpfcr .said that a. representative of the Armours, whom be took to be. Mr. Morehonse, had told him that chemicals were used to preserve the beef. This Mr. Morehou.se. when recalled, denied. WASHINGTON, April 1 —Before the beef inquiry court, Colonel C. II. Green leaf, chief medical inspector of the army, and chief surgeon in the tick during the Spanish war, testified that the chief complaint in Porto Rico was as to tlio cooking. The canned bee'. was una.ppetiy.ing. but might be eaten occasionally if cooked with vegetables- without detriment. Col. U. I/ Pope [chief surgeon of Uiu Fifth army corps Jin the Santiago campaign, testified as ;to the umippetix.ing, innutritioiischar- aeter of the canned beef. He .said the great, troublo .seemed to bo lack of iacihtiesfor cooking. Maj. Lagarde, m command of ihehospital iitSibonev testified that the ho.spital patients used canned beef regularly and there was no special complaint, thouo-li it produced considerable diarrhoea" At the atternoon session testimony was given tending u, establish the fact tiiat.the refrigeriited beef served to the •oldier8,«Uiili,uiml j> ol . to R i(;o Wlle • enemica ly treated, and that Alger was responsible for the ,,<e. of this" beef? -Ue witnesses were lieo. H. (biddings', who, as a representative of a comhinal turn of iexas cattlemen, sought to sell attorney tl , stitit!(r ' for ™ ,. . y piers, the combination. Bo,,,, ten -bagautold them he understood the refrigerated beef wus to be treated with preser vat ives, and both testified n f£, ? i a -r Kld ."*P f "**°A doubts o£ n f, i-r . t at A 1 ' t ' y .° f tllft |)lu11 ' that Alger insiste 1'Hd sa er insiste on eontrael.s with the packing houses being made M uestion „„„„ siirfaees on their in.sidn faees are -id justahly. connected with a liortizon'tal' slui.fl in a tub in such u manner' they itaii be simultaneously rever.se ways to press ami ' »e the beef ual ly lftm , of mtnessesineluding .several, arniv siugeons mchargeofho.sphals. 11 ' to . iiw canned neu "" that rotated in . ss am rneotliji. between them and adjnsred relative to Spring Tide «>f Tnuiilgrntioii FEW Yoiuc, March 30.—The spring tide of immigration has now fairly set in aud since the beginning of this week tho record hns been about 3,000 a day. The immigrants, who tire necessarily detained from deportation or the arrival of relatives, now flll the detention peus to their limit, The Narragansett is anchored off JJlli^ island and is used as sleeping quarters, while the new im w igrapt station i» being built, and, though jt can hold. each other as required to wash quilt or lace luuulkcrcliief. I Yin ted mutter giving advice consultations about inventions securing patents, FKKE. Tnos. G. OmviH & Co n bed and and u'ho best pigs in Paraguay are fat. tened on oranges, which growinabm* dance there and need but little attention. A 7-year-old tree bears about 1,000 oranges. In China tho business man who is not able or unwilling to pay hj s debtd at the beginning of the new yow and' start with a clean record, j s posted a defaulter, The flrst horseless carriage was In ' vented in Paris, i» 1748, by Vftucanson ' that he 1 of bids several , Santi- quality. Off I lie Track as ap4its operation was witnessed left?" 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