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'fS'Sw'^w^'^^ --'*>fl?$^M?»J^*\ ;^ K o*^*^^7*3>.i«r' ',• - ^H.T,v^C"^| rv ^-*-4- J v^^ >v'^ ^,^ 'JT V % " ' , • tj •• "*-' T 3 * *\. -'' f THE NEWS 11 IOWA TRAGEDY AT LEHtCSH. THE UPPER MB. MOINBSi AMOKA IOWA. WEDNESDAY APRIL 19. ARMY BEEF INVESTIGATION SMALLPOX IN JONES COUNTY. tt«lf ft Bo*en en*** A Jfe«>««is t**»* snoot* nt » woman, f h«i Kin* HlmseU. Foftt DODGE, April 32.— A terrible tragedy occurred at Lehigh, in which a jealous lover vainly attempted to shoot his sweetheart and then killed himself. Wra. Shelson came to Lehigh In the winter from St. Louis and has beeti engaged in enlarging pictures. He became acquainted with Mae Beebee, 17 years old, and soon began to pay her marked attention. Miss Beebee also received attention from a young man named Hall and this fact was the cause of oft recurring scenes between herself and Snelson. On the day of the tragedy she walked home •with Hall from church and in the afternoon received a visit from Snelson, who called her out in front of the house and after a heated altercation, drew a revolver and fired at her. The bullet missed and the frightened girl ran into the house. Snelson then went back to his room, where a little later he was called on by Constable Cutting, who informed him of his arrest. Snelson then turned around as if to get something from his room and while thus turned drew a revolver and shot himself through the heart, dying about twenty minutes afterwards. FOBT DODGE, April 1C.— The mystery over the identity of the late Win. Snel- gon, the Lehigh suicide, continues. The body was exhumed at Lehigh and examined by Henry Snelson, of Jolley who claimed to be a brother of the deceased. The examination convinced Henry Snelson that he had fbcen mistaken and that the deceased man was not his brother as he supposed. Nothing has been heard from his alleged relatives and the authorities are endeavoring to identify him. still FIRE AT POMEROY. A targe Part of the Business 1'ortlon Destroyed. FOMEROY, April 15.—A large part of the business portion of 1'otneroy was destroyed by a fire which started in the hay mow of Carney's livery -stable and spread rapidly until the following biiildings were soon destroyed: Cullen's photograph gallery, Bernhardt'S shoe store, Anton's meat market, Wilson's drug store and Carney's livery stable. Six horses were burned in the livery barn. The fire lasted nearly all night, and for a time it seemed that the whole town would go. The loss is estimated at between 875,000 and 8100,000, ipartially covered by insurance. This is the second time Pomeroy has been destroyed, the first being July 6, 1893, when the town was swept away and forty-nine people wcreUillcd by a cyclone. The fire it is almost certain was of incendiary origin and this fact has increased the fears of the people to an extent bordering on a panic. This is the fourth fire within a short period of time and all were evidently of the same-origin. Renewed efforts are being made to Ueep a close watch. FORTY-NINTH AT SAVANNAH. DES MOINES, April 14.—Small po* has broken out in Jones county. Thers have been five cases, with one death, and the state board of health has been notified to investigate at once. The death was that of a young man named Zimmerman, about 20 years of acre, living in Greenfield township, a few miles from thej town of Martetle. He died on April 2 and a publio funeral was held. There was no quarantine during his sickness, but after his death and burial the disease wns pronounced small pox. Meantime four or five other cases of the same kind had broken out in the same family, that of Henry Zimmerman. The people of Mechanicsville, Martelle and Lisbon, which is in Linn county, about seven miles southwest of tho Zimmerman home, are very much wrought up over the alleged carelessness which has resulted in the expos- uro of so many persons in the vicinity and are fearful that the malady will continue to spread. DEB MOINKS, April 17.—The latest report of tlie small pox situation in .lones county indicate that it is most alarming. Dr. Schrader of Iowa City writes Secretary Kennedy of the state board of health that there were at least 350 exposures before the disease was recognized and that he has established a strict quarantine at Median- icsville, Lisbon and Mt Vernou,towns lying along the Northwestern road,; where the exposures have been, but says there is a question as to whether this will materially affect the spread of the disease. The pxposures at ^Mt. Vernon were in Cornell College. Two young ladies who were students there were "called to their home in Greenfield township, to nurse their brother, the son of Henry Zimmerman, who died April 2. After his death they returned to college and one of them was token ill in the class room. Both are now at home with small pox. TRUST. ALL OVER THE WORLD MARINES AMBUSHED* Jiet by ttfttnftta Wdi-rioM on German Plantation. APIA, Samoa, April 4, (via Auckland, jtf. 55., April 13.)—As the result of nn Ambush of Mataafa warriors on a German plantation 106 American and British sailors were forced to retreat to the beach, leaving three officers and four sailors dead upon the field. AUCKI,ANP,N. Z., April 13.—On April 1st, 800 of Mataafa's men ambuscaded 100 blue jackets near Apia. The fighting was terrifnc, the American and British tars repeatedly beating back their assailants, who sought to overwhelm them by force of numbers. Lieutenant Lansdale and Khslgn Monahan of the United States cruiser Philadelphia and Lieutenant Freeman of the British gunboat Tauranga.were killed. After the rebels had been driven off the bodies of the three officers were recovered. They had been decapitated by tho savage Samoan warriors. Four marines were killed. Mataafa's loss was forty killed and a number wounded, these being carried pit the field by the rebels when they [retired. The bodies of Lansdale. iMunahan and Freeman as well as those of the unfortunate marines, ,were buried with military honors at jMulinuu. There is constant fighting with the natives around Apia and the life of no European in the islands is safe. WAGES AGAIN INCREASED. MAY STAY LONGER. Pr*»l<t«nt Mcftlnley Miteiy to App*a» to tlie Volunteers. WASHINGTON, April 10.— President McKinley comtemplates making an Appeal to the volunteers of the Phillpi pines to continue in the service im« other six months if necessary, The people of Nebraska and South Dakota hate demanded that the troops from tho&e states be returned home at once. The president intends to let the sol- tliers decide, each for himself. The threatening attitude of Agiiinaldo and his band makes it desirable to maintain a large army in the islands Until the insurgents can be subdued. The volunteers, with their seasoning of a year, are as good troops as trained regulars and better than the new recruits, besides being already at the seat of action. Many of the volunteers have assured General Otis of their desire to remain in the service until Aguinaldo is whipped into subjection. Under apriviso in the Hull bill they may re-inlist for six months, and the president thinks the patriotism of the volunteers will lead many of them to stay with General Otis. The response of the volunteers may decide whether or not President McKinley will issue a call for the provisional army of 35,000. It xvas Hoped and expected that tho insurgents would yield after two or three disastrous routs, but they have shown much stubbornness and they may offer a threatening front that will demand a large army. FILIPINOS ARE AGAIN ACTIVE. SCHOOL FURNITURE Movement Is oil Foot for » New Or- ganisation. DBS MOINES, April 14.—About two weeks ago tho press dispatches announced that F. II. Holbrook, of Chicago, head of the United States School Furniture company,had on foot a plan for the formation of a giant corporation to include ail the school furniture factories in the United States. The Holbrook scheme has fallen through, but another plan has been outlined for a similar organization by President Perkins, of the Grand Rapids Furniture company and IT. L. Hall,, president of the Western School Snp-i ply company, of DesMoines and Rockport, Ind. They intend to organize a a company with a capital stock of $10,000.000, which is to absorb tho thirteen big school furniture houses operating in this country and several minor factories. MUCH JOY AT OTTUMWA. Second Advanro Within Two Months U Granted Poiiiifl.vlviinlii Iron Workers. PoVrsroWN, Pa.,'April 14.—The pud- dlers of Potts Brothers' Iron company and of. tho lower works of the Glasgow Iron Company have been notified of an increase in their wages from $2..10 to '$2.75 a ton, to take effect Mayl. A proportionate advance will bo given 'other employes in those departments. This is the second increase within 00 days. LEBANON, Pa., April M.—The Pennsylvania Bolt and Nut Works and the East Lebanon Iron Company have posted notices of a second increase of 10 per cent in the wages of their em- ployes, to take effect May .1. The Lebanon Manufacturing Company has increased the wages of its laborers 10 per cent. LAWTON'S ONWARD MARCH. the The Receive A Factory Men Are Robust—Will Only Pence 1'ny Now. SAVANNAH, Ga., April 17.—Six companies of the Forty-ninth Iowa regiment came to the city last night from Dunfuslde Island, where they have been in detention and went into camp two miles south of the city on the site formerly occupied by the Third North Carolina regiment. The men are all in splendid health. There seems to be no doubt that the regiment will be mustered out within the next two or threo weeks. Tho only unpleasant news the companies received on their arrival was the order to local paymasters from the paymaster general at Washington directing that the volunteers' pay in tho future will be what it is during peace and not during war. Instead of getting $10.50, as all other regiments have received, the lowans will get $13, according to the order. WILL BUILD BOTH LINES. Fouda and Spencer Both to be Made x Happy. DES MOINES, April 15.—The officials of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad have decided to build both the extensions from Fonda to Dickens and the line from Rockwell City via Sac City and Storm Lake to Spencer. Both lines will be built this season. The extension from Fonda to Dickens •will be used as a connecting line between the two east and west lines of the company extending across the Btate and will also connect them with the St. Paul line by way of Spirit and Jackson. Secured Which Kuiploys SCO Men. OTTUMWA, April 13.—Arrangements have been practically completed for the removal of tho Dain Manufacturing company from Carroll ton, Mo., to Ottumwa. The company employs 350 men, pays annually in wages $150,000 and has a paid up capital of $200,000 besides a large surplus. It cannot be learned what amount will be paid the company as a bonus, but it is understood to be 850,000 and the ground The money will be raised by buying a big piece "of acre property, locating the plant on one corner and selling the remainder as lots. The concern will bring 1,000 people to Ottumwa and there is much enthusiasm over the announcement. The company manufactures farm machinery,hay and feed mills being a specialty. Death In n Well. KINGSI.KV, April 13.—Mrs. L. W. El liott, who resides two miles south oi Kingsley, met death by accidentally falling into a well. The well contained no water and was covered with boards. It seems that Mrs. Elliott was gathering chips in the yard and on going near the well the earth gave way, letting her down about five feet, when she struck and turned over, going to the bottom, eighteen feet, head foremost. She was dead when found. She leaves a husband and five children. IOWA OONDICNS1CI). Driving the B«bels IJefore Him to North—Five Americans Killed. MANILA, April 15.—General Law ton is marching north, along the road between the hills and tho lakes, with the gunboats Napidan and Laguna de Bay abreast of his troops. The enemy is retreating northward. On Wednesday the troops crossed the Paghanjan and concentrated at Lumbnn, at the north of tho river. Major Weisenbcr- get-'s sharpshooters were sent towards Pactos and Ancontenoa in the afternoon. They ran upon a nest of rebels in some thick bushes, which afforded ja splendid cover. Five men of the North Dakota regiment were killed and two were wounded. ioOWlEZ IS NOW THE LEADER. lie Will Represent tho Culmn Army In nil Neg'otlutlons. HAVANA, April 14.—The Cuban generals waited upon General Maximo Gomez officially and informed him that they desired him to represent the army in any negotiations with the United •States military authorities in Cuba. General Gomez accepted the trust, 'after which all waited upon Governor General Brooke to discuss with him the details of disarmament and payment. Eleven generals were present at the official notification, representing the Fourth. Fifth and Sixth army corps, which had requested Gomez to accept the representation of the army, MOVED TO THE FRONT. WASHINGTON, April I. 1 ?.—The follow ing has been received from General Otis: "yesterday, in the lake region, | Law ton pursued the insurgents east ward from Santa Crux, dispersing them, lie captured all tlie larger vessels used in the lake trade and a Spanish gunboat. Ho is now endeavoring to pass them from tlie river, where they wore concealed, into tho lake Whoaton drove the enemy ten mile? to the eastward of the railway line and communications with (Malolos Luwton's and Wheaton's casualties were few and slight, as the enem made no stand. Notified by Spain ( that she will evacuate the islands of | Polo and Mindoro soon." MANILA,April 14.—At abont4 o'clock yesterday morning a small body of rebels attacked a camp of the Third artillary from tlie swamp near Paom- bon, a mile tind a half west of Malolos. Two privates were killed and a lieutenant and two others wounded. With the coming of daylight the American forces .scoured the district driving the rebels northward and killing several of thsra. A private soldier of the Montana regiment was wounded. MANILA, April 17.—There is a belie, on the part the Americans that Aguinaldo has entered the province ol Cavile, having gone around the lake. There is no doubt that Antonio Luna has siiccecded Aguinaldo as commander in chief of the insurgent forces, Tho latter is believed to be responsible for the activity of the rebels in tha north. Aguinaldo, according to information received from Filipino sources, is now devoting himself to civil functions. WORKING FOR ANNEXATION. WASHINGTON, April ll.-Before the army court of beef inquiry Admiral Walker, president of the N 1 . 0 ** 8 *"? canal commission, testified that canned roast beef was used by the commission's surveying parties on the isthmus. The men did not like it] pi ^erring .bacon and fresh native beef, butit was not unwholesome. Dr. C. H. Castle, assistant surgeon of the First Ohio cavalry, testified that Armour's agent at Lakeland, Fin,, told him that certain discolorations in the meat supplied by his firm were due to the use of preserving chemicals. From an analvsis made since, he reached the conclusion that the meat was treated with gas formaldehyde or formaline, which acted as a germicide and disinfectant WASHINGTON. April 12.—General W. R. Shatter appeared before the beet nqulry court yesterday. He detailed the main events of the Santiago campaign in narrative form. Me had no discretion as to the rations. He took what the commissary department sent. Ho heard no complaints of canned beef up to the time of surrender. Natural- lv, in such a climate it was not appetizing, blithe ate it every day himself. Several members of the governor's troop of I'enns.ylviinia, testified that the refrigerated beef on the transport Massachusetts wns spoiled, and that fully one half of the canned beef was unfit to eat. Maggots had been found in the beef broth WASHINGTON, April 14.—Before the military beef inquiry court yesterday ]{. K. Spicer, funeral director of Harrisburg. Pa., testified that he served in Porto llk'o with the Fourth Pennsylvania. Ho said he noticed crystal^ lane scales on the refrigerated bee| resembling those of soda or boraciq : acid used by cmbaltners on human, TH E TROUBLE fctenW Which Dp SAMOA- to the Freseft .( in the Samoa, United States the British began period of hostilities March 15, when «' cruiser Pbila< _ warships Roynlist and ^^ ft bombardment of the vi u R ^^.^ native supporters 01 ,,Mataafa, were gathered. ' « e jbaafans "^.^TJaHty of Apia, the S^E£^HH jects and had disregarded an uH'"" 1 Great Britain and W as expressly imrredfi-omelectio,, a. Icing. So, •Mataafa and Malietoa ' ... .ii.i_«_- fliiuf .Ins1 after nn election, were opposing candidates. Chief Justice an American, to whom the agreement gave ilnnl decision in sue iiciise, declared that Muhetoa had LMI legally elected. Mataafa revolt, P il against this decision, set up a pro:,.:„„„! ™v,M-iiiiient and attacked. government H« wassupported by j i.sional Maiieloa's men. - the German consul, Ilerr Rose and Di. Uaflel, the German president Council and nn attempt was Chief Justice Chambers from This attempt failed through pust bodies. Professor John Mallet, proi lessor of chemistry at the University 'of Virginia, was next examined. Mr. Mallet did not believe tW canned heel supplied to the army in Mie Spanish war a proper article of food. He stated that the experiment had been made of feerling to hogs the residue of beel after beef extract had been made from it. which had resulted in the practical starvation of the hogs. . WASHINGTON, April in.—Before the beef inquiry court yes'.erday, Dr. C. P. Adams and C. 13. Bhmdell, of the Second New Jersey, testified that they did not attribute the sickness in the regiment to the mea.t. Neither had •heard of the chemical tests of beef testified to by Dr. Cnrrie as made by 'him. Captain Francis M. Dean, late of tho Pennsylvania artillery, woH went to Porto llico on the transport Manitoba, said he had heard that the refrigerator of the vessel was choked up by an accident in the harbor at Ponce. • The battery had received some of the beet from the Manitoba after arriving at Ponce, but it had to be buried. There was also much complaint concerning the canned roast beef as it made the men who ate i( sick. STATEMENT OF DYING EDITOFi lies Molnes Man Suicides. DES MOINKS, April 14.—"Walter - T . McDowell committed suicide by shooting himself through the head. The act was done in the woods about a mile south of West Seventeenth street bridge, lie had gone to the place evidently bent on ending his life, for he left notes to hie mother and to his III told of*^l^wuwon. When found, the body was cold, and in the right b an d w as grasped a revolver. De«th of nn Olrt Settler. .<; OeKAWOSA.AprilJO.—Oeo. H. Fauquier, a bjghly respected citizen of MaUask^ county since 1851, died very <5udden.ty»at his home in OshaloQsafrorn a etrpke of apoplexy. He was77 years old and bad been * fw l me ^ up years ago, w)ven, fco rg ? thiseity to reside. ", wUe and seven c to two and came He leaves an April i3,-r-A little eon of A Des Moines special says: Qov. Shaw has made known to the Agricul-' tural society his final decision in regard to the bill for damages which is outstanding against the state. As has been rumored, the governor has decided that he has no authority to advance any part of the bill but that approved b.V the government board ol survey. 'The total bill amounts to $3,043,52, but $300 of which have been approved. The decision places the agricultural society in rather an embarrassing position, It is estimated that from 83,000 to $4,000 are needed to repair the fair grounds and put them in shape for the fair, besides securing the necessary attractions, etc., for the year. Fort Dodge dispatch: A shocking accident occurred here Thursday afti ernoon- Lloyd Johnson, a, 0 year old boy, caught on to a passing hack and in some way got his leg caught In the wheel. Before the team couldi oq stopped his leg was twisted about tbq wheel. The bone was broken in sevi oral places, the knee joint being all roost severed. Amputation will b? necessity. JSau Clare, "Wig., recently, Edward. Rakes of Burlington, Iowa, fell fifty feet from » partly built bridge to the ice in the Chtppewa rive,r, | probably JfttaJ in JFlfty-Hrst Iowa Regiment Takes Charge of Mutters (it Mitlolos. MANILA, April 17.—The Fifty-first Iowa has relieved the Tenth Pennsylvania regiment at Malolos and the latter has proceeded to Cavite. LleuteiiRiit Meyer Drowned. MANILA, April 15.—The U. S. transport Sheridan, formerly the Massachusetts, wliieh sailed from New York February 10, having on board the Twelfth regiment and a battalion of the Seventeenth infantry, arrived here after a smooth passage. On the night of April 11, Lieutenant Meyer disappeared from the ship. The weather was intensely hot, and the lieutenant was sleeping on deck, and, it is supposed, ho fell overboard. Cuban Planters' Mortgrtgea Extended. WASHINGTON, April 17.—The administration has notified the Cuban planters' delegation now here that the obligations m Cuba will be extended one year, Spnln Wnnts t» New N»vy. MADIUD, April 15.—Tho minister of marine will submit to the chamber a bill for the construction of tec ironclads. FlllluJnoa Not >'et MAKJI,A, April 18.-Though hundreds of Filipinos are daily returning to their homes and are desirous of resuming peaceful pursuits, and though a proclamation issued by the United States Philippine commission has given an impetus to this movement, the war is far from ended. One of the foremost American generals said recently: "We will see a. hundred thousand soldiers in the Philippines before the Awericaps cpntvol tUe glands, and ft majority of t)ie army »»•« of Ins opinion The Spanish I'nrty In Cuba Solid on Thai Point. WASHINGTON, April 14.—Tlie war department has decided to make four departments of the island of Cuba. Heretofore the seven different provinces have been departments. Gen. Brooke is now arranging for the consolidation. HAVANA, April 14.—Marqiys do Rubell announces tlie formation of n Spanish party in Cuba, under the honorary presidency of Marquis de Arguelles, tlie richest man in the island, and the probable future representative ol Spain here, although not yet officially accredited. About thirty prominent Spaniards, in and out of Havana, were called into conference, and the annexation of Cuba to the United States is the unanimous wisli of these gentlemen, although no reference is made to this in their general address to the Spaniards in Cuba, as they regard it inexpedient to agitate the question just now, and thereby to cause still greater political unrest. At an opportune time the subject will be taken up and vigorously advocated. The address of tho new party is entirely devoid of political references and simply announces the fact of organization and. the election of officers, all of whom ara men of prominence. Many Japanese Drowned. VICTORIA, B. 0. April 17.— Tht steamer Qlcnogle has arrived from the Orient. Her mail advices say thai a terrific gale swept the northern coast of Queensland on the 4th inst.. and at least 150 Japanese, engaged in peoM fishing, were drowned. American Consuls Return to Spain. WASHINGTON, April 30.—The score- tary of state has directed the return to their posts in Spain of the United States consuls who were obliged tcj leave on account of the war. "Funny" ways are often foxind to b« "foolish" ways, In the library of the Hereford Co, thedral, England, are about 3,000 volumes, and 1,500 of them are each, attached to the book case by a chain i or 4 feet long. An argument in favor of matriinonj is in the statement that among everj 1 000 bachelors there arc 38 criminals, while among married men the ratio is only 18 per 1,000. This is an age of progress. Som« up-to-date burgUivs in Oberlm, O no, connected ft trolley wire with a drill which they were usine to enforce en< to a bank Declares A Uncle on Him WIIH the Result of n Conspiracy. ; MAHYVIU..E, Mo., April 12.—It has become known that Frank Griffin, the editor of the Maryville Daily Review, who was killed a few days ago by C. G. Jesse, said in his dying statement to Prosecuting Attorney Martin that he believed he was the victim of acou- spiracy of prominent Maryville men, whom he had assailed through his paper and in whoso hands Jesse was only a tool. Sir. Martin indicated, when asked about the matter, that this is the theory upon which the state is working. The rumor created a profound sensation, but is discredited. of the rnatle to jVllJ^«_. •*- ••••-•"-- A , . JLhe activity of the American and Brit- jsh consuls and Commander Sturdee ol ithe British cruiser Porpoise. All this happened previous to the arrival ol Rear Admiral Kaut/. with the Phila- flelphia at Apia on February 3.. He 'found the former Icing and rebel, Mataafa, exercising a tyrannical rule, iwhile affairs in the island were in a Srcry unsettled state. The admiral then issued a proclamation dismissing Ithe provisional government, Ihen 'Herr Rose, the German consul, issued :a counter proclamation, upholding the !provisional government, v*hereupon the Mataafans assembled and surrounded Apia. This was the situation iwhich led to the ultimatum and bom- Ibardment of March lo. FILIPINOS ISSUE STATEMENT. They Declure Tlint tho United States Hn* Not Acted Sincerely. Hoxo KONG, April M.—The Filipino junta has issued the following state- " ment concerning the"proclamation recently issued by tlie United States Philippine commission: "The -proclamation proves that, the fair promises of independence under a protectorate- and President McKinlcy's declaration of the objects of the Spanish war were only a mask of humanitarianism tc cover the real intention. The invitation of the United States Philippine commissioners to the Filipinos to meet them for an exchange of views is meaningless, as during the hostilities the representative Filipinos are neces-. sarily absent from Manila, assisting-" tlie struggle for independence. The Filipinos continue to resist violent and aggressive usurpation, not because they expect complete victory, biit to emphas'./.e their rights and protest against a ruthless invasion. We emphatically deny that the aims of the American government has been misinterpreted. The proclamation of General Otis showed those aims clearly. We also deny the legality of the sale of sovereignty over the Philipines by Spain and we reiterate positively that the Americans began the hostilities on February 4." U. S. PATENT OFFICE BUSINESS DKS MOINKS, April 13. —Foui hundred and fifty-four patents were issued this week. In tho list, 10 are for Iowa inventors, 6 for Nebraska, 8 for Kansas, 5 for Minnesota, 37 for Illinois, 20 for California, 80 for New York, 30 for Massachusetts and only 10 for Connecticut. Applications awaiting action by tho examiners, 0,030. None of the examiners are reported more than two months in arrears with their work. A patent for a design for a kitchen cabinet was granted on the 4th inst., to B. F. YV'illard and S. 1{. Crowner, of Springville, Iowa. To J. M. Me- Cormiclr, of Des Moines, for a hammer, staple and nail puller combined. A patent lias been allowed F. C. Groneman, of VVhittemore, Iowa, for a medicine box. We do all the work required in preparing and prosecuting applications for United States patents. Consultation, advice and printed matter containing valuable information, free. Tuos. G, OHWIG &Co., Solicitors of Patents. an moan Commission to Sail on the gQth. WASHINGTON. April 15.— The state department has announced positively and finally that the three parties to the Berlin treaty have agreed upon the instructions to be given the Samoan commissioners, and that the commission would leave San Francisco on the Mth instant for A.piq, . Human. Mamma— O, Ethel! You naughty, naughty girl! Why do you persist in doing things I toll you not to? Ethel— I s'pect it's because it's so lice to do "don'ts," mamma. Tho Cheerful Idiot. "What do you think of this new trick of photographing sound waves?" asked the pseudo-scientific boarder. "It ought to aia in securing speaking' likenesses,' 1 answered the Cheerful Idiot. ______ Two things a woman cannot drjve— • 'a man and a nail. ii Among Filipinos. MAPJIIP, April 17.— General RKMJ, the principal Spanish commander in the Philippines, has telegraphed to the •war depftrtuieut a dispatch confirming tlie report that a rising had occurred the insurgents around Manila, Six Persons Drowned. CHEYENNE, Wyo., April 15.—Word has reached here of a terrible accident at Sheridan, in which six persons lost their lives. Tlie melting snow has paused both Big and Little Goose creek to overflow their banks and flood the town. Into the raging tor- pent a Burlington train plunged and six passengers were drowned before lielp could reach them. Secretary Alger Will Not Resign. WASHINGTON', April 15.—Secretary Alger has put an effective quietus on ,the persistent reports that he contem-r plates retiring from the cabinet by a, positive and unequivocal statement that the reports are absolutely without foundation and unless some un- forseen and unlocked for contingency arises, he proposes to remain secretary of war throughout this administration. Rubber Tiro Wheel Trust. SpRiNOFiKi.D, April 13.— K S. Kelly has returned from New York, where he just closed the sale of the Rubber Tire Wheel Company to a New York' syndicate, headed by Ex-Secretary Whitney and Richard Croker, for §1,850,000. This syndicate will have absolute control of the business in the United States. General Grant Ordtu-eil to Philippines. WASHINGTON, April 14.— General F, D. Grant has been ordered from Porto Rico to the Philippines. It is possible that General Wheeler will also ue ordered to the Philippines. Admiral Sohley'g Now Assignment. WASHINGTON, April 10. — Admiral Schley has been assigned to duty as a member of tho naval examination board of this city. The Filipinos combine sport with piety. It is a common sight to behold devout natives attending church, each with a gamecock under his arm. At the close of the service groups of worshippers form themselves into circles in the churchyard to witness cock fighting, which is the sport in the Philippines. The "palhometer," a new invention for use on bicycles and other vehicles not only automatically records the distance traveled, but also the direc tions of the routes traversed. • game- popular No person is bud at heart whom We children love.

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