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THE UPPER »K8 MOIKE8: ALGOKA. IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY 24. 189ft 1H 101A IOWA StOftM. PeMotii Rilled nnd ft Namfeet tnjnred I* »*1ntrft*e fcotiBty. MAscSEStsn, May 18.— A terrible tornado swept over the vicinity of Colesburg, doing great damage. Four persons were kilted and a number injured. The town of Littleport. not far from Colesburg, wns also damaged to a considerable extent. Roofs of houses were lifted off and property was carried for miles. The farming region over which the storm passed presents a scene of desolation. The tetorm first made its appearance in the vicinity of Greeley, passing to the northeast in tne direction of Colsburg. The first victims were a party of men who were driving to Colsburg, composed of Jerome Jacobs, George Lang and William Miersen. The men were struck by the storm at a point about n mile -'from Golsburg. The entire party was picked up bodily and blown for several rods into a field, and the team which they were driving fared no differently. Both animals were found some distance from the road, one dead and the other badly inured. Jacobs and Lang were both killed outright, every bone in their bodies being broken. Not a vestige of clothing was on them when found. By a miracle Miersen escaped uninjured. No less than six faj;m houses in the path of the storm were totally destroyed, and the inmates more or less severely injured. One of the dwellings which met destruction was occupied by Walter Shepherd and family. A 12-year-old son of Mr. Shepherd, after terrible agony, died a few hours later. A little girl, who is also a member of the same family, is so badly injured thather recovery is not expected. The storm is one of the worst ever known in the county, and is the first violent wind storm since the one of 1890, when considerable damage was done in the vicinity of Manchester. FORTY-NINTH AT HOME. Thourands of loiviinn Greet the Soldier Lads. DKS MOINES, May 17.— The twelve companies comprising the Forty-ninth Iowa volunteers, who have been doing service in Cuba and the south since their enlistment, returned to their homes yesterday. The greatest preparations all over, the state has been made to receive them and some of the cities of Iowa went almost wild with enthusiasm as the trains bearing the home companies pulled up to the platform. At Clinton 7,000 people crath- ered. Cannon thundered, whistles blew and men and women cheered the volunteers as they alighted. The principal cities, homes of the companies, are gaily decorated with flags and bunting. The following towns are represented in the regiment: Dubuque, Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, Charles City, Independence, Tipton, Vinton, Marshalltown, Waukon, Toledo, Lyons and Maquoketa. DONALD M'LEAN IS DEAD. His Name Associated TVIth Sioux City's lioom Day*. Sioux CITY, May 17.— Donald Me Lean, the patron saint of Sioux City's famous boom, 'builder of railroads and promotor of gigantic schemes of all conceivable kinds, was killed in Chicago by a fall over the balustrade of the Palmer house. He fell forty feet to the areaway of the entrance of the parlors. His left thigh was fractured and his head was fearfully mangled. He died within a few hours. Mr. McLean was about 05 years old at the time of his death. He had made and thrown away several comfortable fortunes, and it is probable, although nothing is known here . of the facts, that he left very little property. AWARDED BIO It. tT. Mdi-qnl. DAMAGES. 310,000 j TEST OF DES MOINES PAPERS. Merits of the Four Dailies as Advertising Mediums. DES MOINES, May 10.— Shannon & Mott recently made a test of the DCS Moines dailies as advertising mediums by placing the same advertisment in each. The result showed that the Daily News sold 101 sacks of Falcon flour. Leader 45, Register 22, Capital 20, The News selling 14 more than the three others combined. The superiority of the News is due to its enormous circulation. It reaches all parts of Iowa and is sent to subscribers one year for SI, MX months for 75 cents, three months for 50 cents. It is the cheapest daily in the world. Futal Accident nt Hoonc. BOONK, May 20.— Charles O. Berg, foreman of the gang working on a "bridge near Jordan, was killed by a falling derrick, his spine being dislocated and ope leg shattered. He died soon after being brought to Boone. His home was in Mankato, Minn., where his wife of a few months, to whom, it is said, he had written but the day before, asking her to come to Boone, as his work would keep him here some time. AMMJed •Wry. MOIRES, May Si.—In th* district court the jttry in thfe case 6^ Phillip Ball vs. U. W. Maiquls return* ed a verdict for the plaintiff, fixing the amotlnt of his recovery at $10,000. It) found for $5,000 on each of two counts in the petition. This 5s ah action in which Ball, who is a farmer in the east part of the county, brought suit against Marquis, who is a capitalist and big holder of East Side properties, to recover damages for the alienation of his wife's affections. The case was on trial in Judge Holmes' division for over a week and during the taking of testimony the doors were closed to all but parties directly interested in the case. The charge in the petition was that Marquis, by blandishments, presents of money, etc., succeeded in winning the affections of Mrs. Ball >awny from her husband. It was charged thaton Mav 30, 1808, he met her in his office on East Locust street, near Fifth and that the first act of which complaint is made was there committed. It is claimed that after that time they met again at the residence of Mr. Marquis At the request of the parties, a special interrogatory was submitted as to the guilt or innocence of defendant on each of the charges and the jury found him guilty on both. OPERATION ON O'BLENESS. State Iinbor CominlHSloncr Undergoing nn Operation on tho F'-.ull. DKS MOINKS, May 21,—W. E. O'Bleness, state labor commissioner, who has been suffering from a fracture of the skull caused by a fall from a bicycle last summer, was operated upon at Mercy hospital and the portion of the effected part removed. The operation disclosed the existanoo of an abnormal growth on the under side of the skull, which pressing in upon tho brain, produced temporary suspension of the mental functions, causing intermittent aberrations. The operation was successful, and his recovery is regarded as only a matter of a few weeks. Mr. O'Bleness withstood the ordeal easily and appeared strong after it was over. Holding Grain for Higher Vrlces. DKS MOINKS, May 22.—Reports from every station on the Iowa division of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific railway, from Davenport to Council Bluffs, with the branches, and on the Des Moines valley division, from Keokuk to Ruthven, show the amount of corn in cribs to be 3,992,500 bushels, and a conservative estimate of farmers' holdings tributary to these stations is 3,881,000. The farmers are waiting for higher prices before selling. The amount of oats in store at; the same stations is 1,059,400 bushels, and farmers' holdings 902,900 bushels The total being, corn 7,793,500 and oats 2,012.300. A year ago the amount of corn was a little over 10,000,000, and oats a little more than 3,000,000 bushels. __ Swallowed a Safnty Pin. HAMPTON, May 15.—The l-l-months'- old baby of Dr. and Mrs. J. C. Powers has just passed through a remarkable experience, it having swallowed an open safety pin which was about an inch and a quarter long. The child was given a drastic medicine to contract the bowels and assist the article in passing and little or no harm resulted aside from the fright given tho family and friends. An Old Man Drops Dead. DKS MOINKS, May 10. — Edward Welsh, an old man who has been a, familiar character on the streets for years, and who gained a livelihood by. repairing umbrellas, dropped dead in Joseph Lehner's restaurant, at 213 Walnut street. The cause of death is said to be heart trouble, to which the deceased was subject. Mr. Welsh wns ( about 05 years old and had lived in Des Moines for a number of years. Struck by a Passing Train. OTTUMWA, May 15.—Ole Lindstram, an employe of the packing house, was found with his head frightfully cut, lying unconscious near the C,, B. & Q. tracks. How the accident came about no one knows, but it is supposed he was struck by a passing train. Physicians were called, but could do nothing for him, and he died about an hour after being 1 brought to the hospital. Diphtheria Scourge. WEBSTEB CITY, May 19.—Diphtheria is raging in the northern part of Hamilton county. Joseph Hornell has lost his wife and oil his children, and has the disease himself, all in the past, two weeks. Physicians say it was never more prevalent thiin at present. They estimate that during the past two months the deaths are in the neighborhood of twenty. Much alarm exists. ALL OVER THE WORLD AGUINALDO SUES FOR PEACE,, Reported thnt B« nn* Concluded to Accept American Term*. ( MANILA, May 10.— It is reported here that Aguihaldo 1ms decided to accept the terms of peace offered by the American peace commission, and that he has started his representatives from 'San Isidro for.Manila. lie is said tto have reached this decision at a conference held at San Isidro the day before Lawton attacked, and that the fight took place after the decision for peace had been reached, The repre- pentatives are believed here, and final peace is assured. WASHINGTON, Mny 19.—War depart- Iment officials are firmly convinced that the end of the insurrection in the Philippines is at hand and that the repre* 5cntatives of the insurgent, cabinet and bf Aguinaldo, who are to meet Gen. Otis, will succumb to the inevitable iand surrender. Their forces, it is said at the department, are evidently so utterly demoralized by the persistent julvanee of the Americans that they jnre ready to accept peace on the best ;1,erms they can obtain. Driven north,ward to the foothills of the mountains, p.s they have been, their fleeing and scattered forces, disintegrated and disheartened, no longer can bo made to face our victorious advance. Less than a week ago General Luna was reported -just north of San Fernando, where General Mac Arthur's troops are coiK-entrated, nnd in the neighborhood of Kacolor, with about 0,000 rebels. Today Gen. Otis reports that the rem- niint of this force, about 2,(500 men, have withdrawn to Tarlae, over twenty mile mirth of San Fernando. It is probable that the remainder of this force moved east and joined the main body of the insurgents, which abandoned San Isidro and fled northward to the point from which Aguinaldo is now sending 1 his commissioners to sue for peace. If this is a ruse to gain time, which none of the officials at the war department believe, it will avail them nothing, us the Americans will utilize the period during the negotiations in reccnnoitering the country ahead of them, preparatory to the resumption of operations the minute the negotiations fail. BROOKE HELPS THE CUBANS. OLIVE BRANCH WAVES. Wotld'i Pence Confefchc* ConvehM M The Hngne. THE HAGUE, May 19.—The peae« con ference called by the czar of RUSH sia opened at 2 o'clock yesterday aft' ernoon in the hall of Huis Ten Tosch, or "House in Woods" two miles from The Hague De Beauford, president of the council, and minister of foreign affairs of the Netherlands, delivered the inaugural address and-welcomed the delegates. He spoke of the high honor of the choice of The Hague as the place of the meeting of the conference and extolled the noble initiative of the czar, saying this would be a red-letter day in the history of the century and expressing the hope that his majesty would be able to loofc back to to-day as the most glorious of his life. M.'de Beaufort was appointed honorary president and the leading Dutch delegate. A. P. C. Van Korno- beck, former minister of foreign affairs, vlco president. After the appointment of nine secretaries a proposal that the sessions be secret was adopted. The conference then adjourned. The session lasted only twenty-five minutes and the'apparent unanimity displayed was considered to augur well for the outcome. WASHINGTON. May 19.—The follow ing cablegram was addressed by the president to the emperor of Russia on the occasion of the opening of the d armament conference: "On this day of good omen I send heartfelt congratulations on the open ing of the conference at The Hague, which has its origin in the enlighten rnent and generous initiative of your majesty." THE HA.GUK, May 21.—The peaeq conference held a session yesterday which lasted thirty minutes. The American members of the committees are as follows: Disarmament—Messrs White, Mahan nnd Crozier. Laws ot, wai—Messrs. White, Newell, Mahai: and Crozier. Arbitration — Messrs, White, Low and Holls. No business of importance was transacted. ENVOYS TURNED DOWN. Eniployp Futajly Injured. CBPAB RAi'inf, May 19 —Lon Khep- ard. qf the Burling-ton, Cedar Rapids & Northern water supply force, was fatally injured Wednesday. The men were unloading some heavy pipe and ghepard's head was caught between a couple of pipes and crushed to a pulp. lie liyed but a short time. Shot by n llrntlmr. #OCK JlApiys, May l-O.—Leo Brpphy, the 0-year-old son of P. C. Brophy was luecidetttally shot by his older brother •*r)41e caielessly handling a gs-calibre rifle. 'r«e hull entered the windpipe, a ghustly hole. The chjilo w fatally ivouutled. Meningitis Killing Cattle. Sioux CITY, May 20.—An epidemic ot cerebro-spinal meningitis has appeared in Battle herds in this vicinity. Veterinarians think it is due to the animals drinking water from the stagnant and putrid pools left by the recent flood. It is hoped to remove all affected herds, so as to prevent a spread of the disease. Fifty per cent of the cattle affected already have died, Attempted Suicide. Ei.noBA, May 39.—Mrs. Mary Snv- der, living near New Providence, attempted to commit suicide by drinking concentrated lye. A stomach pump in the hands of a physician saved her. Despondency is alleged to be the reason for the attempt. Disregarded 1'renUleiit McKlnley's 1'laln O r<l ore. WASHINGTON, May 19.—Gen. Brooke was instructed by the president to insist that the arms of the Cubans be turned over to officers of the United States army. Instead General Brooke agreed with General Gomez that the arms should be surrendered to the mayors of the Cuban cities. General Corbin has left for Hot Springs to learn from the president whether or not he will insist upon his original order to General Brooke being carried out Officials of the war department regard Gen. Brooke's disregard of the president's implicit instructions as a moral victory for General Gomez and the dissatisfied Cubans. Secretary A Igor is highly indignant over General Broolce's surprising disregard of the president's strict orders. lie has telegraphed the president the full details. It is generally conceded that these developments in Cuba will greatly delay the distribution of the 53,000,000 to the Cuban army. CUBAN WAR PREDICTED. Spaniards In Mexico Look for One Before Ijone. MEXICO CITY, May 20.— The organs of the Spanish colony predict that the United States is on the eve of a long and costly war with Cuba as well as in the Philippines, basing their predictions on supposed inside information from tCuba. The Correo de Espana says: "The United States will be obliged to sustain in Cuba a long and costly and 'barren war, such as they are waging in the Philippines. We may be told that, now the Cubans will have no one to furnish them with arms and ammunition, but they will find some one. The Yankees, without being good soldiers, may be able to beat them easily, who doubts it? but will the insurgents allow themselves to bo beaten? Will they not follow the system of tiring their pursurers and shoot them from places of safety, and will not the Yankees feel the effect of the climate and suffer more even'than did the Spanish soldiers?" Volunteer* Will Soon Co mo Home. WASHINGTON, May 20.—The war department officials expect that within two months the Pacific transport fleet will be on its way home from Manila with the last volunteer regiments. The entire Pacific fleet is now being overhauled and provisioned for the voyage to Manila and return. Mernam Asks for More Troops. WASHINGTON, May 18.—General Mer- rinm telegraphs from Wardner, Idaho: "The governor of Idaho deems it necessary to place troops at Burka and Mullan to avoid further disorder. I request two troops of cavnliy. Referring to press criticisms, 1 have inade no orders. My action is limited strictly to support the state authorities." RETURNED TO ITS OWNER. Major General Otis l{cfn»cd to Agree to ArniNtlcc. .MANILA, May 21.—General Gregorio del Pilar. commander of the insurgen forces in front of Lawton's division Lieutenant Alberto Barrctto, judg< advocate; Major Zealcita, of Aguin aldo's staff 1 , and Graciognzaga, forme member of the Filipino cabinet, com missioners appointed to co-operat with Florintino Torres, Pablo Combo and Teodore Yanco, of Manila, for th purpose of negotiating terms of pea« with the American commissioners reached Manila from Malolos at o'clock yesterday morning. Gen. Oti declined to recognize the rebels to th extent of agreeing to an armistice, bu he has notified the American com manders temporarily to refrain froi: aggressive action. Thus he is in position to resume hostilities at nn, time. This will defeat any subtei fuges to gain time, which would no be the case if the general agreed to a armistice. BROOKE'S PLAN ACCEPTED. A LAKE SCHOONER FOUNDERS. Only On* of a Crew of Ten Person* Escspe*. SATJLTE STE. MAKIK, Mich., May 16. —The schooner Nels m, deeply laden with a cargo of coal, foundered in Lake Superior off Grand Marais and ivas carried down with all hands. So far as known onlv one man, Captain aaghney, escaped from the wreck, which is the first disaster of the sea.,„.!. The crew consisted of Captain Andrew Haghney, of Toledo, his wife and 2-year-old child; Fred Haas, a sailor and six sailors, names unknown. The Nelson was in tow of the steamer A. Folsom, which also had the schooner Mary B. Mitchell as a consort. The Folsom and Mitchell turned back and arrived here without serious dam_e. At the time, of the disaster the wind was blowing a gale of fifty miles an hour, and freezing hard. The •three boats were coated with ice and this added to their coal, made them ride very low in the water. The seas broke over the decks constantly nnd the force oj the gala driving them toward the beach. Tha bench nt Grand Ma.rais was but 4 miles (under the lee of the boats, and Capt. White determined to try the dangerous /expedient of turning" the tow in tha sea nnd running before the wind for White Fish Point. Before the turn was finished the Nelson wns seen to tbrn to the shore and it became evident that the line had parted under the strain or had been cut. Soon it became apparent that she was sinking. There was no chance for rendering any assistance. The crew of the Folsom had their hands full in tnki-ig ,care of their own craft and the Mitchell. In a few minutes the Nelson threw her stern into the air and dove straight for the bottom, sinking in 300 feet of water in OFFICERS UNDER ARREST. Payment of Money to Cnbnns Will Uegl lit Once. WASHINGTON, May 32.—It is believ ed that whatever difficulty existed a to the disposition of the weapons held by the Cuban soldiers has been removed by the action just taken by Secretary Alger. He has instructe-] General Broolco to begin at once tins payment of the 83,000,000 set aside for the payment, of the Cuban soldiers, being entirely satisfied with the provision made by General Brooke for tha afe keeping of the arms that must ba surrendered by the Cubans in considi eration of receiving a share of thq nonej'. All of the arms surrendered ire to be deposited in the arsenals at 3avana and Santiago. DEWEY STARTS HOME. Upper Ipwft University l'r««UIcnt. PORT SCOTT, Kan., W^y 19.-^-Prof, juy Pentofl, lately of tho linker U»i- persUy faculty, has accepted the pre&i- pncy of Upper Iowa University a$ lowu. ;, Supremo Court Render* a Decision in C»»B of H Prize Steamer. \ WASHINGTON, May 17.—The li^ti States supreme court' in the matter of prize rconey in the case of the French steamer Olinde Kodi guess, captured of? San Juan, Porto Itico, last July, ren dered a decision directing that the vessel be returned to its owners, on the ground that it was nofc proved that tho steamer's officers intended, to run the blockade. The court inoiden tally held the blockade of Sun Juan effective. lirltlah Onicer« Made Prisoners at Jo- hnnneKlmrg. CAPR TOWN, May 17.—A dispatch from Pretoiia, Transvnal, says the secretary of state confirms the report that a number of unusual arrests were made there. It is rumored they are British officers. PKKTOIUA. Transvaal, May 17.—The arrest at Johannesburg of seven alleged former British officers, on the charge of high treason, caused intense excitement here. The prisoners were brought here by a special train. After they were lodged in jail, they were visited by the diplomatic ngent. The arrests were made by a detective who joined the alleged movement, which, it is assorted, was for the purpose of enrolling men for the rebellion. Incriminating documents were found on the prisoners. Further arrests are expected. LONDON, May 19.—All the morning papers devote their principal editorials to the arrests in the Transvaal, counselling a postponement of conclusions until the facts of the cnse are ascertained, and declining to believe that English officers or subjects have been guilty of what the Standard terms "such treasonable folly." The Times, which repudiates the idea that the prisoners are of weight among the British Uitlanders, or represent im portant interests of any kind at Johannesburg, suggests that President Kruger has been imposed upon by his own detectives. POLICY •aid Thftt the Administration Wilt fro|< Ignore Bln». • i WASHINGTON, May -2I.-"Pr*cHMlti *nded" is the comment of partment on the camp«gn in the Ippines. The confidence felt estimate of the situation was In the issue of prders relating to details of the return of the 'olunteers Predictions were made that before tu« end of this week transports would b« leaving Manila with homeward bound troops. The government, a cabinet officer said, does not wish to drive Aguinaldo into the mountains and leave him there a fugitive. Neither doel the policy contemplate his. expulsion from the island. It is deemed mucn better that he should remain in Lm zon and in friendly relations with American authority. He will not b« made a prisoner. He will not be humiliated or even ignored. On the con- ; trary, he will receive such recognition 'from the government as his Qua 11 '"* of leadership seem to merit.^ Ih< commission may even utilize his ser vices to complete the establishment ot confidence among the Tagals in the 'American government. This policy will apply to other leaders as well as 'to Aguinaldo. The president proposes to make the contrast between American and Spanish governmental metn- Wls and policies of most impressive, 'character to the Filipinos. This government will, th rough the commission, as soon as the American authority is honestly and completely accepted. treat Aguinaldo and the othei leaders as men who have peen misguided, and who have atoned for their mistake. The commission, under direction ot the. president, will treat these leaders .with consideration. and will _ inalco 'them more fully appreciate their mis- 'take by giving them such recognition as may be possible under the military occupation. _ WORD FROM ANDRE. Arctic Explorer 8cn<ln a Mesgiige Uncle to Sunlit Lands. LKITH, Scotland, May 19.— The Nor wegian ship Viking. from Soydisf jord. brings a report of a letter written by Artie explorer Andre, found in a hot tie early in April near Ritotang. on the northeast, coast of Iceland, by a farmer named Johan Magnnssen. Thd letter was addressed to the polar expedition at Goetebergand bore Andre's own stamp, with a request to be placed in the nearest postofficc. Magnusser gave the letter to a merchant, a* Thistilf jord, who mailed it. It is expected to reach its destination in afevi days. _ END IS AFAR OFF. Iron an Elaborate God Speed by thq Fleet In tho liny. MANILA, May 22.—The cruiser Olympia, with Admiral Dewey on board, left here on her homeward journey to the United States at ^ o'clock Saturday afternoon. As sh-| teamed away the Oregon, Baltimore and Concord fired an admiral's salute. At the first s'lot the band on the. flag' ship's after-deck played a lively ait and her white-clad sailors crowded the decks and gave a tremendous cheer. The departure was made memorable by a great demonstration by the vessels in the harbor. Another Advance In Window GlusH. PiTTSBUHG, Pa., May 31.—The Amen ican Glass Company, the combination of window glass concerns, has issued a new list, advancing the price of then product 5 per cent, to go into effect June 1. This is the second advuuco recently made in window glass. Killed by the VFatson Gang. WICHITA, Kan., May SI.—Dr. Esmond, a member of a posse seeking Bill Watson, a notorious horse thief, was shot nnd killed by the latter, north west of Shawnee, Old. The gang escaped and another posse is in "pursuit. Farm r Tarred and Feathered. KANKAKEK, III., May ,17.—William David, a farmer residing near Che- bause, Iroquois county, was white- capped by «Tmob of twenty-five neighbors. He was met at the door by a mob, which took him to the barn and tarred and feathered him. He was afterwards whipped until bis body was covered with blood and then lie wiis given » ricle on a rail and notified to mend his ways or he would be treated worso the next trip. David is alleged to have beaten his family, treating pne daughter inhumanly. {Us, wife lejt him and flow has a divorce LUNA IS STILL HOSTILE. tie IB Doing All In IIIK Power i.o Prevent Pence. MANILA, May 30.—General Luna is reported to be making desperate efforts to restrain educated Filipinos within the limits of his self-appointed jurisdiction from communicating with the Americans, even to arresting En- camina and Herrera, two of the most influential officials, while on the way to Malolos to join those coining via San Isidor. This and the removal of the scat of government to Tarlae, 30 miles north of San Fernando, may lead to complications and delaf in the pac- illcation. Bin it is generally conceded that further opposition to American sovereignty is useless and ridiculous. Neither General Luna nor General Pio del Pilar have sufficient force to resist or compel submission. U. S. PATENT OFFICE BUSINESS !)KS MOINES, May 17.—The work of the examiners is, classified. All the numerous classes and sub-classes of inventions for which applications for patents are on file are arranged in thirty-four divisions, and the examiners in all of the divisions excepting No. 4, are officially reported to be under one month in arrears. Five patents were issued to Iowa inventors last week, three to Nebraska, six to Minnesota, seventeen to Missouri. A patent has been allowed to N. K. Show, of Newton, for an important labor saving machine adapted for beveling and sharpening edges of disks for harrows, and all kinds of metal plates, circular and angular in shape, by pressure between rollers that are actuated by power transmitted to the machine from a steam engine. Printed matter containing information about securing, valuing and selling patents sent to any address upon application THOMAS G. ORWIQ & Co., Solicitors of Patents. No Possibility of Settllnj- the Buflnla Strike. BUFFALO, N. Y., May 20.—A possibility of an early settlement of tmi dock strike wa.s removed Thursday and now the end of the trouble is apparently further off than ever before. The grain shovelers have once morq declared their intention of refusing tq return to woi-k until the contract between the Lake Carriers' association' and Mr. Connors is abrogated. A Fire In a Stcamcr'H Hold. NEW YORK. May 20.—The North Carman Lloyd steamer Barbarossa, which had sailed for Sauthamptan and Bremen, was discovered on fire in the forward hold while she was passing Sand* Hook, and put back to port. The Barbarossa fought the fire with steam and water, and with the aid of wrecking tugs and fire boats, drowned it out a few hours later while lying at quai': antine. The vessel while on her way up the river after the fire in her hole] had been put oat, hit the French lineir La Bretagne, lying in her pier, shoving the Bretagne's bow through two ici; barges, the Richard Foster and th« Leroy, sinking them. No one was injured. British Claim for I)nmacres. WASHINGTON, May 20.—The stat(> department has been presented tht) first claim for damages on account o{ the operations of our bloi-lrading ves-i sels during the late war. This is the) claim of the owners of the British shift Nickerson, which sailed from Kings? ton, Jamaica, with a cargo of food supplies for Cuban ports just before; the blockade was declared. She- wiifj seized by the Hornet, but was discharged by a prize court, The claim is for $9,000 on account of detention and.mi nor losses. Daluth Strikers Indicted. DUI.UTII, lUay 19. — The grand jury has returned six indictments in the cases growing out of the street car strike. The men are indicted for unlawful nnd wilful injury to personal property and for malicious mischief. No .indictment was found in pf the car that was blown indicted men provided bail. SHU Isidro Fnlls. MANILA, May 18.-rGeneral Lawton's advance guard, under Colonel Sum- ,raers of the Oregon troops, took Sail Itich Gold Strike In Dukotu. I)KAinvoor>, S. D.. May 20.—A vein of ore carrying 510.000 in free gold has} been discovered on a ranch near Custer City. The vein is fourteen inches wide and has bren uncovered for n, distance of thirty-five feet, but no sinking Jias been done yet. It is thq quartz that has been found in first the up, case The jfcldro, day. tliQ insurgent capital, yestct> that vicinity, although rich placers have been worked. The owners of the ground have been offered $25,000 for thoproperty_,jiyhich jheyjmye refused. A Fcrtlll/.er Trust. BOSTON, Mny 21.—The American Agricultural Chemical Company, a combination ot eastern fertilizer manufacturing concerns, has announced their consolidation, with an authorized cap. ital stock of 5?4(),0()0,()00. British Oonipiitlnn of China. oNe, May-17.—Part, of the British troops sent into the disturbed territory near hore returned after taking possession of KQW Loon cii, v The ?,"I" 6 '; 16 ,,garrison was disarmed, the British flag j,oisted and fifty m™ left to garrison the town. No news is received irom the Hinterland expedition T A Fertilizer Trust. . BOSTON, May Si.-The American Ag-

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