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THE MS IN IOWA fcOUDEWYNS A PRISONER. Captured by the In»orgent* on March 28. OISES, May 2.—Fred Boude, a private in Company H in the Fifty-first Iowa regiment, is, accord- Ing to the latest reports, a prisoner in the insurgent lines at Manila. Information to this effect was received by his brother. Frank Bondewyns, of this city, in a letter written by Ben Willis and Dan Spry, both of the same company. It w'as on March 28th that yonng Bondewyns, together with nine or ten other privates and several officers, left their station near Laguna de Bay, abont twelve miles east of Manila, on a reconnoitering expedition. The Fifty-first Iowa was at that time stationed near the Pasig river, with Overshine's brigade. The squad of men had left the camp some distance behind them and were working toward the foot hills to the northeast •when they came upon a battalion of insurgents. They had just crossed a email creek, when they came upon the rebels, and were at once ordered by the captain to retreat and not to fire unless it was necessary to save the life of any of the men. Boudewyns became separated from his command, and although search was at once made for him, no trace conld be found. The supposition is that he vjas captured. DOWS HAS A SENSATION. THE Ul'Plll BBS MQ1NEB; ALGON4, IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY DEPENDED ON QUININE. A SWEEPING ORDER, E»«ty »e *•*• of lew* Wn»t elnated. DES Morals, May 5.—Every man, woman and child in Iowa must be vaccinated. This is the decree ol the state board of health issued yesterday morning, when a sweeping resolution was adopted by the board directing local boards of health to require a thorough vaccination throughout the state. This action was taken by the board of health in view of the serious small pox outbreak in Jones county recently, the alarming exposure in the college at Mt, Vernon, and surrounding towns in that part of the state, and the additional fact that Iowa is anticipating the return of the soldiers in the near future from countries where small pox has been prevalent. Dr. J. I. Gibson of the board said it was impossible to tell where or when the disease might break out in any part of the state, so great had been the recent exposure in Jones county and vicinity. A HEINOUS CHIME. ALL OVER THE WORLD CYCLONE IN OKLAHOMA. Unverified Reports of Life. Great I/OM of gawa Landlord V. TV. Bailey I* Charged With Arson. Dows, May 8.—This town is excited aver the arrest of V. \V. Bailey, the landlord of the Hotel Dows, charged with setting fire to the John Reah building, opposite the hotel, used for a billiard hall. The renter, Albert Peters, and family lived in the second story. The fire alarm was sounded at 3 o'clock Tuesday morning, April 25th. The Peters family, consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Peters, one child and Mrs. Peters'sister, were soundlv sleeping when the cry of fire was heard. A ladder was placed at the second-story window and the imperiled family rescued. The accused waived examination, giving bail in the sum of 81,000 for his appearance before the grand Jury. Wedding of Iowa Pioneers. LYONS, Mav 6.—At the lesidence of Justice Alva McLaughlin, that officer united in marriage, George A. Qris- wold, of Almont, aged 74, and Mrs. Viola Rnsmussen, of Clinton, ngod 50. .The groom has been a resident of '.Clinton county since 1839, nnd for 'years president of the Territorial Pioneers and Old Settlers' Association of Clinton county. Justice McLaughlin, who married the couple, is 70 years old, and performed his first wedding 'ceremony in Clinton county as justice of th?. peace in 1855. Victory for Iowa Oratoro. 0 Sioux CITV, May 7.—Iowa and Minnesota state universities debated the question, "Resolved, That the United fitates should continue a policy of expansion," in Sioux City, the question being affirmed by Rudolph A. Lee, Miss Elizabeth Graham and N. M. Burg- heirn, of Minnesota, and denied by J. F. Ogden, W. C. Barclay and M. V. Boddv, of Iowa. Messrs. Barclay and Burgheim spoke in rebuttal. The decision of the judges was two to one in favor of the negative. Sudden Death at Atlantic. ATLANTIC, May 5.—Dr. Newton Richards died at his home in Atlantic. lie arose at his usual time and wits engaged in some light work in the garden, when he was stricken with apoplexy and when discovered a few moments later was dead. Dr. Richards was one of the oldest residents of Atlantic, and at an early day was prominent in the development of the city. Up until a few years ago he had been engaged in the drug business. Success of Free Delivery. WEBSTKR CITY, May 7.—Hamilton county is now of the opinion that the rural free mail delivery could not be dispensed with. It was inaugurated October, 1898, and during the first month 8,830 messages in the form of mail matter were delivered to the agriculturists, and during April, 1899, there were 10,849 pieces, an increase in less than six months of very near one-half. Each month the amount (s increasing. fatal Accident Near Woodward. \VOODWABD, May 0.—Edward Fal- Jin, the engineer for a pile driver working a mile east of here, fell between the pile driver nnd the tank 4 car. He was run over by the tank car and the engine and his body cut in two. The body was terribly mangled, being picked up in pieces. Terrible Affliction, May 6.—Measles are ! in the vicinity of Fontanelle. Clinton County Man on Trial for A«- nault on a Young Girl. CLINTON, May 0.—In the district court yesterday one of the most sensational cases ever tried in the Clinton county courts was commenced. Ref- ference is made to the suit of the state of Iowa vs. Frank Peterson, of Teeds Grove, this county, who is chareed witli criminally assaulting Mary Block, the 14-year-old daughter of John Block. Aside from the usual interest taken in such cases, the accused is suspected of having murdered a farmer, by the name of Wc&sel, about nine years ago. He is the son of wealthy parents, the family being worth in the neighborhood of 8100,000. The alleged crime was committed several months ago, and since then Peterson lias been out on bail. New Mill for Atlantic. ATLANTIC, May 7.—A transnctior. has just been completed, whereby Campbell & Son, of Lincoln, Neb., obtained possession of the site formerly occupied by the Atlantic Roller Mills, whicli •were destroyed by fire last winter. The Lincoln firm sold out their business there nnd are coming here. They will build a mill with a capacity of seventy-five barrels a day, and an elevator with a capacity for 20,000 bushels. The anticipated cost of the building is $10,000,Jbut it will probably exceed;tlmt amount. Work has begun on clearing up the piace for the new building. Wisconsin Man Won. CEDAB FAI.T.S, May 7.—The fourth annual inter-state oratorical contest between state normal schools w held here. The schools of Illinois, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Kansas and Iowa were represented. Arnold L.Ges- ell, of Stevens Point, Wis., with at oration on "The Development of the Spirit of Truth," was the winner, The visiting delegations were banqueted after the contest. Next year's meeting will be held in Wisconsin. Creston Girl Outraged. CKKSTON, May 4.—A young girl by the name of Cora Stone was found bj the police in an abandoned building drugged and outraged. Will Browr and Carrie Lyon have, been arrested charged with the crime, and are in jail waiting till the girl can come fr her senses and give evidence in th case. This is one of the most flngran eases that ever happened in Creston and it will go hard with the guilty parties. Klopcd With Horse Traders. ONAWA, May 5.—Eliza nnd Sadie, Stubbs, of Onawa, aged 17 and 15 respectively, have eloped with John Ruse and David Nourse, two horse traders, of Council Bluffs. William Stubbs, the father of the girls, will prosecute the racn for abduction in ease they are caught. An Kldorn Suicide, EI.DOBA, Mav 8.—During a fit of temporary insanity, Mrs. Alice Baskerville, took her own life. Her body was found suspended by a rope from the ceiling in her room. She leaves a husband and several small children. Victims of Cyclone. UTE, May 8.—Arnt Amundson and Peter Anderson, who were injured during the recent storm, are dead. Both were in a fair way to recover, it was thought, and death came as a surprise. Simpson College's Now President. DKS MOINES, May 8.—Professor C. E. Shelton, for several years superintendent of public schools, at Burlington, has accepted the presidency of Simpson College, Indianola. KANSAS CITY, May 8. — A dispatch to the Journal from Wichita, Kas., says: Meager reports reach here of a terrible wind storm that caused great instruction at several points in southern Oklahoma. The most serious damage is reported at Chichasha, Ton- and Anndarko. The storm Chickasha at 3:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon and destroyed that part of the town north of the Rock Island shops Sixteen bui'dings were blown down and the roof was torn 'rom the railroad round house. Six- een injured persons had been taken 'rom the wreck up to 6 o'clock. J. II. Murray," a railroad man, was dead rvhen taken trom the wreck and this s the only fatality seported. Rumors of greater loss of life are heard, but cannot be confirmed. There is only one telegraph wire out of Cfiicknsha and there is little chance of getting a 1st at present. Otis Send* Lint of Casualties. WASHINGTON, May 8. — General Otis reports the casualties in his army in the Philippines since May 4. The list includes five men from Montana, Kansas and Nebraska. The names ol Lieutenant William A. McTaggarl and Private Morton Wilkox, of the Twentieth Kansas, aopear in the lisl of the dead. James Spiory from the First Nebraska, nnd William Beldon, of the same regiment, together witli Thomas Scallen, of the First Montann regiment were also included in the death number. Private Ed ward /son and Corporal John Gushing ol Companies E and C, respectively (Fifty-first Iowa, received slight wounds. Charles Boden, of Company II, DCS Moines, received a sligh wound in the heel. One family lost the wife and mother and five grown children. Four others are in H precarious conclUioji. UNCLE SAM'S RECEIPTS. pt« Molu«» J'oBtofflee Bttport for April Shown an Iner«*»»May 2.— In the April report of the Pes Moines postoffipe is *bown the important fact that net increase of H41 per cent in over tbe.ye.eprd fpr March. total receipts were «?l : 98^S4, »s aKftinst $j8,e80.m Tbi? tesreet volume ol business in any ne HPJJM> w»s dui> tog a session of the thp thfr* w»» »u immease Amount of mil, *fb,e rtowipg for Ap.rU wbwb w ly ft ctuli iDOotb Juj An Air Gun Accident. , May 5.—John Ivey, aged 1? years, while playing with an air gun, shot Alvin Goettel, aged 11, striking him in the left eye and destroying the sight. « Fatally Burned. , May 3.— AUa Bale, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Andrew H. Bale, who reside three and one-half nules north of Albion, in Lisbon township! died from the effects of a burn received ty few days ago. Found |u the River. May l,^ aged §0, was found, in the Iowa ..river where fbe had Jain, for a week, she had beta missing some time. May 9,—Tbrw cases email pox {ire reported «>t established. of McKlnley Will Leave Washington WASHINGTON, May 0.—President Me Kinley has decided to leave the city I and to remain away for two, and possibly three weeks. According to his present intention, the president will spend his vacation nt Hot Springs, Va. He is suffering from a slight attack of rheumatism, and is also feeling the strain which has been upon him for many months. He is anxious to enjoy perfect rest and at the same time •to avail himself of hot baths, which ; will remove the rheumatic tendenc}'. Deliigacos to Peace Conference Sail. i Nuw YOBK, May 5.—President Seth Low, of Columbus University, Captain A. T. Mahan, U. S. N., and Frederick W. Holls, the American delegates to the czar's peace conference, have sailed for the Hague. Captain Mahan said the main point the Americans would endeavor to get. the representatives of the other nations to agree to would be to stop privateering and exempt merchant vessels not carrying contraband of war from seizure. Nearly All Our Food Adulterated. CHICAGO, May 5.—According to Dr. II. Wiley, chief chemist of the department of agriculture, who was called to testify before the senatorial pure food investigating committee, fully 90 per cent of the articles of food and drink manufactured in this country nrc adulterated. This applies to all kinds of dairy products, he said, as well as nearly every variety of condiments, including even coffee in the 'Jerry, Coal Companies Acquitted. iKl.n, 111., May 8.—-The jury in the Sangamoii circuit court in the case of the sixteen companies comprising the Springfield Coal Association, who were indicted on the charge of violating the anti-trust law, in forming a pool and advancing the price of coal from 75 cents to SI.50 per ton, without making a corresponding 1 advance in the wages of the miners, brought in a verdict of not guilty. Peace In Venezuela. CARACAS, Venezuela, May 7—Peace is now re-established in Venezuela. General Ramon Gucrra, formerly Venezuelan minister of war and marine, who started the revolution last February, and was finally severely defeated by the government troops, hns escaped into Colombia. Mules and DogH Their Only Food. VICTORIA, B, C., May 7.—Mail Carrier Urinal i made a perilous trip from the Stickine river, to urge the government to send immediate relief to over 200 men, who are facing 1 starvation on the Ashcroft trail. Mules nnd dogs have been their solo diet for weeks before he left, Spanish Property Ueturned. MADRID) May 8.—General Rios telegraphs that General Otis has returned the Spanish artillery and money captured in Manila by the Americans. Sick and Wounded Returning) WASHINGTON, May 7.—The transport Sheridan has left Nagnski, Japan, for Francisco, with sick and. wound ed soldiers from the Philippines. BRlTISrT TROOPS ROUTED, Of IKltcUener's Envoy Badly Defeated. CAIKO, Egypt, May 4,—Ibraham AH, whom General Kitchener sent upon a mission to Ibraham's uncle, the sultan of Barfovir, hns returned to Cairo, jbraliajnAU found upon reaching Dar four that bis uncle hud been dethrou ed by AH Dinar. The latter, on the appearance of Jbraham AH,turned out his troops and routed the escort CAPTURE OF SAN TOMAS. Taken t>T General MacArthur After « Strong K*»litance. MANILA, May 5.—Gen. Mac Arthur carried San Tomns after a strong resistance. Gen. Hale moved on the enemy's right, General Wheaton attacked the left in a daring charge, in which Colonel Fnnston again distinguished himself. He was wounded in the hand, and several officers and enlisted men were also wounded. Col. Summers with part of the Oregon and Minnesotans, and one gun of the Utah bnttery, took Moasim on the right, resting four miles from San Fernando. The Filipinos are retreating toward San Isidro, and it is expected that they will make a stand at A ray at, where the whole of the rebel, force in the provmceof Panpanga is concentrating. WASHINGTON. May 5.—General Otis cables: "The following were the casualties nt San Tomns yesterdny. One officer, Lieutenant Toggart, of the Twentieth Kansas, nnd four enlisted men killed; three officers nnd twenty-two enlisted men wounded. Among thewonnd- en was General Fnnston, hand, slight. Lnwton reports the capture of over 150.000 bushels of rice and 205 tons of sngtir. at Palling. The vnlue of the subsistancn captured nt Malolos is 8500,000. There have been large captures of rice and corn belonging to the enemy nt other points. The insurgents destroyed by fire yesterday the town of Snn Tomas, nnd last evening fired the city of San Fernando." GMANir.A, May 0.—Mac Arthur's division advanced to Sun Fernando yesterday. They found the place evacuated by the rebels who left only asmall detachment to cover the retreat by train. MacArthur occupied the burning town without loss. The rebels south of Manila attempted to rush through Ovcnsh!ne's line. The attempt failed, but the rebels maintained a fusilade on the Fourth infantry several hours. The demonstrations were ineffectual beyond scaring the inhabitants of Malate. The outposts of the Idaho and California regiments beyond San Pedro Macati were also attacked during the night. BIG ADVANCES IN WAGES. Te«. of *«»• of tolanteer Serpeons. Mar 4.-The session 4. . of the Association of American Physicians at the Arlington resterdny was marked by an important paper on typhoid in the volunteer camps, by Dr V C. Vaughn, one of the board of surgeons appointed by Surgeon General Sternberg. last summer, to look into the matter when the epidemic of typhoid was prevalent in the various army camps. Dr. Vaughn's paper was a severe arrnitrnment of the volunteer surgeons and incidentally of the officers who were responsible lor the policing of the great crimps nt Jacksonville, Chicl.-nmagua. Camp Alger and Montauk Point. The board visited all these points and found that not only was there a great deal more typhoid than was at first supposed, but that the surgeons, mostly the volunteer class, were, from ignorance or other motives, treating and reporting typhoid unde«- the names of "persistent malaria," "indisrestion." "gastric fever'' and "typho-miiiaria.'' Blood examination of many of the "malaria" patients failed to show the presence of the malaria bacilus, but there was every indication of well-marked typhoid. These patients were being treated with qu'nine and naturally died or had to be senttocity hospitals, where their disease was properly diagnosed. The great bulk of supposed malarial cases were not malarial infections at all, but many of the doctors, regardless of this, dosed their patients with thirty to forty grains of quinine each dny. THE MARKET REPORT. Quotation* on Chicago Board of Trad*— Prleel for tire Stock. Chicago, May 5.—The following table shows the range of quotations on the Board of Trade today: Articles. Wheat— High. ..$ .71% : .. .72% .. .71% .33% .34Va .34% May July Sept Corn— May July Sept Oats— —Closing.— Low. May 5. May 4. .70% $ .70% $ .71% .71% .71% .72% .71 .27% .24% .22 May July Sept Pork- May July Sept Lard- May July Sept Short ribs- May July •.. 4.70 Sept .. 4.85 .70% .32% .33% .34% .26% .23% .21% 8.70 8.85 5.10 5.17% 5.30 8.60 8.75 5.05 5.12% 5.25 4.65 4.80 .33 .33% .34% .26% .23% .21% 8.45 8.62% 8.80 5.05 5.12% 5.25 4.50 4.67% 4.80 .71% .33% .34% .34% .27 .24 .22 8.42% 8.62% 8.80 6.07% 5.12% 5.27% 4.57% 4.67% 4.80 LANDS FOR SETTLERS. Are Many Thousand Wage EHrners Made lltippy. CONNKU,SVIT.I.E, Pa., May 8.—The H. Friclte Coke CoK-pany, has delighted its 12,o:)0 employes by posting a notice at all the plants in the Connellsville coke region announcing a general advance in wages, to take effect at once. All the employes of the Fricke it McClure plant will receive an advance ranging from G to 12J^ per cent. The new scale will be the highest ever paid in the Connellsville region. PITTSIJUKQ, May 3.—The consolidated Traction Company, of this city, has posted notices granting their more than 1,000 employes an advance in wages of 11 percent. This advance gives conductors and motormen 20 cents an hour, which is said to be the lighest wages paid by any traction company in the country. SllAltON, Pa., May3.—An increase in wages of 10 per cent, taking effect at once has been posted in all the furnaces in Sharon and Sharysville. This s the second voluntary advance within thirty days. JOUET, 111., May 3.—Six hundred employes :>f the Western Stone Company in the .loliet, Rockport and Lamont quarries, will receive an advance of 30 cents per day. Other quarries will also made a similar advance. AMERICAN RIGHTS S.TAND. p? Qenerftl ord Kitchener's envoy, *&°i of w b°rn 1*0 were Indian Reservation In AVyomlnB May lie Thrown Open. CHEYENNE, Wyo., May 2.—A vast Indian reservation comprising 2,800,000 acres of land may soon be opened to home seekers and prospectors in Wyoming. The people of Wyoming have petitioned congress to appoint a commission to treat with the Shuslione Indians for the immediate purchase of their extensive reservation grounds, and Senator Warren of this state ia now endeavoringto have the necessary steps taken at Washington. The Shoshonelands cover an area nearly seventy miles square along the valleys of the Big Wind, Little Wind, Big Horn and Popo Agie rivers, and their tributaries in Fremont county, Wyoming. The treaty with the Indians establishing this reservation was made with the Bannock and Shoshone tribes at Fort Bridger, Wyo., in 1S(5S. The Bannocks quarreled with the Shoslio- nes and were consequently removed to Fort Hall, Idaho, and their interest in the reservation was taken by the Arapahoes. Allotments of land in severally to both of these tribes are almost complete. There are about 1,700 Indians of both tribes on the reservation, and each Indian receives eighty acres. When all shall have received their land there will still re ; main over 2,000,000 acres for settlement by the "whites." U. S. PATENT.OFFICE BUSINESS Anglo-UuHslan Agreement Not to Affect United Stutos at Chinese Ports. WASHINGTON, May 6.—Official assurances have been given to our government that the agreement reached between Great Britain and Russia as to spheres of influence in China, concerns only the two parties, and that in no manner does it affect the interests of the United States. The agreement does not amount to a seizure of the lands in China, defined as being within either of the two spheres, and even should any territory be acquired them by either of the parties to this agreement, the United States, it has been stated, will not be the subject of any discrimination in commercial or trade matters. Such rights as are now possessed in treaty ports will continue to be enjoyed freely by the United States. In view of the fact that the recent agreement presented new and important features through the inclusion, for the first time in the territory subject to it, cities that had long been treaty ports, this assurance is regarded as of the greatest value. Spain Votes a Defense Fund. MADIUD, May 5.—The cabinet council has decided to devote 5.000,000 pesetas to improving the fortifications in the Canary Islands. Clash lit Vitini. . PANA, 111., May 5.—There has been a clash between, the civil and military authorities. Captain Couch had Sheriff Downey and his chief deputy, Doyle, arrested as they were alighting from the train. State's Attorney Humphrey has taken action for the release of the prisoners. Judge Rar- mer of the circuit court will be asked for an injunction against the gov.er- nor and the military. Venezuela Postal Treaty. WASHINGTON, May 4.—President Me- Kinley has approved a parcels post convention between this government and Venezuela, which hns lust been signed by the postmaster general and Minister Andrade. It is to take effect July 1 next, after ratification by the Venezuelan congress. Advance in Wage* Kefused. PJCOBU, III., May 4.—As a result of a demand for. an advance in wages the glucose sugar refining: works have been closed and 800 men are oxit of work. The grain in the company's warehouses will be shipped e»st at once. DES MOINHS, May 3. — The commissioner has refused to register the words "Chill Stop" for a trade-marl) for chills and fever medicine because, ''while they do not express quality in the most Dramatical form they are catchy and slantry and descriptive." The re-arrangement of descriptive words in common use cannot clothe them with attributes not possessed when not so arranged. A patent has, been allowed U. E. Fullerton, of Der Moines, for a labor saving inn chin. that will carry lumber (boards) from a wagon and automatically pile then upon tiers to produce a stacli in as complete a manner as 11 can be clone in the old-f;i,-,hioned wa\ of handling boards and spacing strip? successively by luir.d. The Eldora Spring Manufacturing Company assignee of O. II. Watkins, of Eldora, Iowa, has been allowed a patent for a wagon end gate specially adapted tc be raised to allow grain and other products to be removed from the bos and also well adapted to be placed in position to be used as a shoveling board. Eight patents were issued during the week to Iowa inventors, 7 to Nebraska, 7 to Kansas, 5 to Minnesota, 13 to Missouri, 53 to Illinois, 04 to Nciv York. Printed matter containing valuable information and advice for inventors, Chicago Live Stock Keporfc ; Chicago, May 5.—Slim receipts ot f cattle were at hand today and most of | such sold without change from recent [ prices, though lambs were slow sale, ,* spring lambs selling much lower than \ early in the week. Trade in hogs had <• much better tone, values regaining | about 5c of the decline suffered ear- j Her this week. Receipts were esti- | mated at 1,500 cattle, 17,000 hogs and I 5,000 sheep. Pens were well cleared of | everything useful; cattle and sheep j selling well up to the range of values • one week ago and hogs about lOc be- s low prices paid one week ago today. j ARBITRATION BOARD REPORT, j Amendments to the Law Are Discussed \ —Opposed to Compulsion. j Springfield, 111., May 6.—The annual ! report of the state board of arbitration was made public Friday. The board' discusses at length the amendments to the arbitration law made by the act which has recently become effective, and says that it is the judgment of the board that the amendments thus made place Illinois in advance of every other state. Compulsory arbitration—that is, a law compelling employers and em- ployes to submit their differences to arbitration—is opposed by the board. "We are firmly convinced," says the report, "that such a law, leaving out of consideration all constitutional difficulties in the way of its enactment, would he fraught with tremendous danger, imperiling the interests of both employer and employe. Both the federal and state constitutions provide that no person shall be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law." Krueger Is Defiant. Cape Town, May 6.—The reply ot President Krueger of the Transvaal Republic to demand from the British secretary of state for the colonies, Joseph Chamberlain, for the cancellation of the dynamite concession is published here today. President Krueger. contends that the concession is bona fide and constitutes no breach of the London convention. The Transvaal, President Krueger insists, is entitled to its opinion as to what is for the best interests of the republic. The amendment of the concession, as asked by the British government, the president adds, would be a breach of faith with.' regard to other parties. sent free. TIIOS. Q. Oinvio &Co.. Solicitors of Patents. PUSHING REBELS BACK. Gen. Law ton Advancing Steadily Prom ISulinsig. MANILA, Ma.y 7.—General Lawton'q columns advanced to a position two and one-half miles north of Bahnag yesterday. Before making a forward movement Gen. Law ton sent back tq Manila two wounded men of the Minnesota regiment and one of Oregon, besides twenty sick men. Gen. Lawton's advance met with slight opposition. Outside of Maasin two thossand rebels, who occupied entrenched position, were routed in short order. Many corpses of rebels were discovered from-the river, into which they had been thrown by the rebels. Spanish minister Coming Over. MAiwn.Mny 7.—The Duke D'Areos, the new minister to the United States has started for Washington. First Spanish Warrant Presented. NEW YOHK. May 0.—The warrant for the §5,000,000, turned over to Spain in part payment of the indemnity, passed through the New York clearing house yesterday. The sub-treasury, against which the warrant is drawn, will pay the amount in gold at such time or times as the clearing house may desire. Boiler fpr J-orto Klco itnd Cuba. WASHINGTON, May 6.—By direction of the president, the war department has issued an order reducing the tariff on butter and oleomargarine to Porto Rico, qn paving brick to Cuba, and making lew stringent the port these islands. Another Trust to Organize. Chicago, May 6.—Manufacturers ot; specialties used in the manufacture of railway rolling stock have united and, will transfer their plants to a new corporation which will bear the title of the American Railway • Equipment company. A charter will be secured In New Jersey and the company will be capitalized to the amount of $22,000,000. Of this amount $10,000,000 will be preferred stock and the remainder common. The president of the new company will be a Chicago man, yet to be chosen, and.the general offices will be located in this city. lielolt Orator IB the Victor. Lincoln, Neb., May 8.—The Twenty- iixth annual contest of the Northwestern Interstate Oratorical association, comprising colleges of the ten states ot Nebraska, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Kansas, Colorado, Iowa, Ohio, Missouri and Indiana, was held here Friday night and the first-place honors were awarded to the Wisconsin orator, R. B. Lyman of Beloit, his subject being "The Altruism of American Expansion." Second place went to George E. Farrar of De Pauw university Indiana, and third to S. M. Holl'lday, Simpson college, Iowa. Alleged Fraud by Trusts. Anderson, Ind., May 6.—Special government officers are here investigating ths allegations that the government has been defrauded by the trusts in placing the valuation of plants transferred to them at a value far below their real worth in order to pay less internal revenue tax. It is charged that property worth $1,500,000 wag turned in at $250,000, making a serious loss to the government, To AW Germans at Manila. Berlin, May 8.—The government has telegraphed orders to the German consul at Manila to give pecuniary'aid to distressed German subjects in the Philippines. Locomotive* tor . London, May 6.—The Great Central Railway company has ordered twenty freight engines at the Baldwin, Loco* wiUve worka, of

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