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TflE 1)18 MO1NM8: ALGONA IOWA, WEDNESDAY MAY 31, 1899. THE NEWS IN IOWA O\VL LAKE CEGISION. Sepi-eme Court »*ctde* Af»aln»tthc t:t»te of Iowa. .DES MotSEs, May 29.—A decision has been handed down by the supreme court in the controversies over the bed of Owl lake, in Unmboldt county. There afe about 800 acres of this land. It was patented to the settlers upon it by the government, after having been transferred to the state and the state had transferred it to Humboldtcounty tinder the swamp land act of 1850. the state intervened in the cases, which were decided in the lower conrt in favor of the settlers, and asked that the title be quieted in the state. The state held that Owl lake was meandered in the original government survey, and therefore the bed of it was the property of the state without any action of the government. The supreme court holds that the original survey may be reviewed and corrected by the government, and is not final and conclusive. Therefore it holds that the state had no natural ownership in the bed of this particular lake, the transfer tinder the swamp land act having been within the province of the government, despite the original survey. NORTHWESTERN TO BUILD. ftlrhmnn Urancli to lie Extended to llarlnn. DBS MOINES, May 20.—The branch of the Northwestern from Carroll to Kirkman will be extended on to Harlun, a distance of six miles, as soon ns • 'the grading can be completed and the tics and steel laid. Two months ago the citizens of Darlan, who have never had but one railroad, a branch of the Rock Island, made overtures to the Northwestern, offering, if the latter would extend its Carroll branch to Harlan, to give it grounds for depot and yard purposes aud 83,000 in subscriptions. The Northwestern was seemingly reluctant to encroach upon territory looked upon by the Rock Island ns its special preserve, but now the announcement is made that it has decided to accept the offer made by the people of llarlnn and build into the town. • ' WRIT IS GRANTED. Boarclman CHRO to IJo Reviewed by tlio Supreme Court. DES MOINKS, May 29.—The supreme court adjourned its May term after granting the plea for a writ of certiorari in the Boardman will case. The bond is fixed at 55.000, and all proceedings in the case are stayed until Judge Burnham's actions in appointing a receiver for the estate of II. E. J. Boardman and transferring the guardianship of the feeble-minded daughter of deceased are reviewed by the higher court. It is probable that the hearing will be given at tho October term, though it is possible that the case may go over until the January term. DOLLIVER IN THE LEAD. Choice of I own Republicans for Senator. DES MOINES, May 30.—The political sensation of the day is the Des Moines Daily News popular ballot for United States senator to succeed John II. Gear. J. P. Dolliver has led the ballot from the start, with Larrabee, Lacey, Gear nnd Cummins close behind. After closing the ballot for a republican nominee, the News will give the opposition a chance to vote. Tho daily edition of the news is only 81 a year, 75 cents for six months, 50 cents for three months; hence it has an immense circulation all over Iowa, aud the ballot is creating much talk. CYCLONE IN POWESHIEK. BAD WRECK NEAR WATERLOO, FI7* Persons Injured, One Fatally, and Much Damage Done. MONTEZUMA, May 29.—At 5:15 last evening a cyclone struck the farm house of a man named McCoy, a half mile south of Keswiek. The building was demolished and five persons were injured, Mrs. McCoy fatally. Rain and hail followed.the storm and much damage to the growing crops resulted. WISCONSIN FOR HENDERSON Will Vote us a Unit for the Candidate I'rom Iowa. MILWAUKEE, Wis., Mi.y 29.—Wisconsin's delegation to congress, number- Ing 1 ten members, will support the candidacy of David B. Henderson, of Iowa, in the coming 1 spcakerslup contest. This decision was reached at a conference of all the members of the delegation at tho Hotel 1'fister. Kovuk Case Affirmed. DES MOINKS, May 37.—A decision in the famous Novivk murder case transcended everything 1 else in interest about the supreme court yesterday. According to a maiority opinion of the court, written by Judge Granger, Frank A. Novak, confined in the Ana- inosa penitentiary for tho killing of Edward Muiray, must serve out his life sentence. Jud^e Waterman and Judge Ladd dissent I'rom the majority opinion, and bold that, because of a certain instruction to tjje jury, Novak should have been granted a new trial. IS if lit Men Severely Hurt. CLINTON, May 2d.-—An accident ,on the Milwaukee near Sabula, twhere a large force of men were engaged in unloadipg a dirt train, knocked twenty m.en over an embankment, and injured eight'so severely that they had to be taken to a, hospital at Savanna. The men were engaged in shoveling dirt over an embankment, and as it was being turned of ft train of curs by a drag drawn by an engine, the cable, »n inch pne, made off wires, parted, the ends flying over the side against Ithp men. The VroUep ends plpwed 4utp the flesh and severely cut several filcht Pcrnnnn Killed nnd fifteen Injntcd, Scteffti. Sf rlonnly. WATERLOO, May 29.—The most terrible wreck in this pact of Iowa occurred yesterday morning Shortly after 1 o'clock about four miles south ol Waterloo. Train No. 5, going north on the Burlington, Cedar Rapids A Northern railway, ran into a washout at that point. The entire train was derailed and the front'Pullman telescoped the St. Louis day coach, killing- eight and injuring about thirty others. The list of dead follows: E* L. Arnold, lumberman, Minneapolis, Minn.; W. A. McLatighliti, traveling man, Muskegon, Minn.; W. R. Schnep- pen, Alton, 111.; George Wainwright, Conductor: David Hallo, Minneapolis. Minn.; F. 8. Carpenter, Pullman con* due tor, St. Louis, % Mo.i unknown man, supposed to be Mr. Hopkins, of Minneapolis. A cloud burst had washed the sand and gravel road bed, leaving the track unsupported for a stretch of twenty feet. The rails and ties held together and there was nothing to in- dictitc the insecurity of the road. The engine struck the washout and was derailed in the d-ieh beside the'track, and behind it the cars were piled up in a confused heap. The mail car tipped over and was telescoped by the baggage car behind, while the rear end of the baggage car in turn telescoped the smoker. The roof of the sleeper plowed its way through the day coach, while the lower half of the latter crashed into the sleeper. The engineer and fireman jumped from tho train and escaped with slight injuries. Win. Schollian, of Waterloo, was pinioned in the wreck in such a manner that it was found necessary to saw his arm off with an old hand saw to prevent his drowning. He died from tho shock. RECORDS SMASHED. S!x TVent Down nt the College Field Meet. DES MOINKS, May 27.— Drake University's star of athletic ascendancy, which burst upon the horizon last fall, reached its zenith when the men from University Place defeated tho sturdy sons of S. D. I. and Grinnell in the tenth annual field meet. First plnce in theevents was won nsfollnws: Fifty yard dash, Holland, of Drnlce; hundred yard dash. Holland, of Dnike; two hundred twenty yard dnsh. Fisher, of Grinnell; four hundred forty vard dash, Brown, of Stnto University; half mile bicycle, Wilson, of State Normal, mile walk, Rimrie, of (Jrinnell: broad jump, Holland, of Drnk'c; hiq-h jump, Lewis, of State University; mile run, Wilson, of State University; half mile run, Brown, of State University; one hundred twenty yard hurdle, Fisher, Grinnell; two hundred twenty yard hurdle, Fisher, of Grinnell; two mile bicycle, Shea, of Iowa State College; shot piit, Pell, of Drake: hammer throw, Johnson, of Drake; hop, step and jdmp, Holland, of Drake; pole vault, Pell, of Drake. The summary of points is as follows:- Drake University, 49;. State University, 32; Iowa College, 28; State Normal. 13; Iowa State College, 7. Upper Iowa University 5; Cornell College, •!; Pcnn College, !.__ VIOLENT STORM IN IOWA. ALL OVER THE WORLD NO MORE PARLEYS. Great Hall Stones l)o a targe Amount of Damage. FONDA, l\ r ay 20.—A hail storm of greater severity t'.ian was ever witnessed by any one' of the citizens of this section passed over Fonda and vicinity between 6 and 7 o'clock last evening. The hail storm raged for one hour. Many of the hail stones were from one to one and one-half inches in diameter, and driven by a strong wind from tho northwest, when they struck buildings and board fences, the report was like the discharge of musketry. The trees are leafless and everything has the appearance of winter. DOWS REPORTED DESTROYED. No Particulars Are Obtainable—Much • Damage at Tamil. CEDAH RAPIDS, May 39. — Terrific storms swept over Iowa again last evening. At Tama there was almost a cloudburst and much damage done. The Chicago & Northwestern railroad sustained much damage. Between Watkins and this town thj track is in a dangerous condition and several trains tire tied up here. It is reported that DOWN was destroyed by a tornado last evening, but no particulars are obtainable. SUIT AGAINST HEIRS. County Jionrd of Supervisors After the lioardman Kutnto. MABSUALLTOWN, May 39.—The board of Marshall county has brought suit against the heirs of II. 13. J. lioard- man,. the millionaire lawyer, to recover 3145,000 taxes en property withheld from the assessor the past five years. Wants $10,000 Damages. CLINTOS, May 29.—Mary Black has filed a suit in the district court against Frank Peterson for the sum of $10,000 damages for defamation of character and personal injuries. Peterson was convicted last \yeek for criminally assaulting plaintiff last November. 'Des Moines dispatch:- There is every'reason to expect that the Fifty- first Iowa regiment will airive in Des Moines August 15. According to the information given out by the war department, the Iowa regiment will leave the Philippines the latter part of next month. It is expected they will arrive in San Francisco by July 30, and they will be immediately brought here for final muster out. It is slated upon reliable authority that the men will not be mustered out in San Francisco, but will be brought to Moines the same as the Fifty* and the Fiftieth regiment* Envoys to tie Admitted Only Pot Complete Sot-render. WASHINGTON, May 23.—"When you desire to re-enter the American military lines, come prepared 'or an unconditional surrender; otherwise you will not be admitted." It was said at the War department that this in sub stance Is the parting message Agnin- aldo's peace envoys, so called, received when they left the American peace commissioners to return to Aguinaldo's headquarters. Our commissioners, if they have not already, will receive instructions to adhere to this decision. The foolhardiness of further negotiations with irresponsible leaders of defiant rebels is at last fully appreciated by adminis trntion off'cials. The insurgents must be whipped into submission. The president is now of this opinion. He regre ts that he is unable to share in the o p timist.ic opinions of Mr. Schurmnn. ch airman of the commission, that the so-called envoys will speedily come back to acct*pt in full our own terms. Mi-. Scluirman expressed similar views immediately after the first correspondence more than three weeks ago, and thereby caused the president to fall into the mistake of anticipating peace at once. The fact that the authorities have again taken Tip the question of sending additional troops to the Philippines is a pretty good indication that they consider the recent peace negotiations a failure. The 'Twenty-fourth infantry, colored, has been slated for service in the Philippines, in addition to those previously decided upon. Other regiments arc al-.o being talked of. DEWEY IS IN GOOD HEALTH. Surgeon J. E. Page of the Olympla Alakog the Statement. WASHINGTON, May 20.—Surgeon J. E. Page, of Admirr.l Dcwey's flagship, the Ol.ympin, has arrived here on leave. He came ahead of thoOlympia to avoid the long delays of a sail via tho Sue/ canal. Surgeon Page has been on tin flagship ever since Dowey took command, seeing him daily and having general charge of medical affairs. He said: "Admiral Dewey is in no sense a sick man, but is as well as any man could be after spending a year in the tropics. 1 was 0:1 the Olymp-a at the time he came aboard, and from that time to the present I do not helieve there has been any appreciable change in his appearance, weight or general condition. Of course everyone in the fleet has suffered in health more or less during the last year, owing to the terrific and long-sustained heat aud the enervating climate." FIGHTING FIERCELY. Third Infantry Z-OKBH Two Killed and Thirteen Wounded. WASHINGTON, May 25.—General Otis sables: "On the 23d inst, the Third infantry, returning to Balinag from San Miguel, were attacked morning, noon, evening by a force of the enemy, suffering in casualties two killed and 13 wounded. The enemy was repulsed, leaving on tha battlefield sixteen dead and a large number of prisoners and wounded. Yesterday the enemv appeared in the vicinity of San Fernnn- do and was attacked by the Kansas and Montana regiments, which suffered slight loss. The enemy was driven through the rice fields, leaving fifty dead, thirty-eight wounded and twenty eight prisoners. Fitly rifles nnd other property were captured. Their retreat through the swamp land saved them from destruction. Lawton is re- turiiing, leaving MacArthur on the front with regular troops to replace the volunteers." NEW CONDITIONS IN CUBA. Gen. Wood Finds No Idleness, No Hunger and No DlHoriler In Interior. WASHINGTON, Liny 37.—Tho war department has received the following message from General Wood, in command of the province of Santiago: "Just returned from inspection of principal interior towns on north coast of this department. People at work; no hunger; no application for personal assistance during the trip; people absolutely quiet; no Cuban troops under arms anywhere in province; no brigandage." The Paris Still Sticks Fast. LONDON, May 57.—The hope of floating the steamer Paris from the rocks lit Lowland point, Cornwall, has been agnin disappointed. The vessel was lightened as muoli as possible, even her anchors and chains being removed to lessen the weight on her bow, where she is fast, and then, when the tide was at the top of the flood, five tugs pulled at her, but they failed to move her. Russia Sends China an lUtlmatirm. PKKJN, May 25.—The Russian minister has notified the frreign office that Russia is unable to accept the Chinese refusal of railroad concessions, and that she will send engineers forthwith to survey the line to connect the Russian Manohnrian .railroad with Pekin, ?Jewoy at New York October 1, WASHINGTON, May 27.—Dewey telegraphed the navy department that he will stop at vaiious places on the way to the United States and will- reach New York about October 1. Cholera Scourge. BOMBAY, May 25.—Cholera is raging in Karachi, the principal seaporttown of Singe. Two hundred and thirty- two new cases were officially reported yesterday, and 308 deaths for the day. The official returns show a total of 1,107 eases and of 1,000 deaths since the beginning of the outbreak. Reaffirm Chicago Platform. ST. Louie, May £7.—To H reporter, Bryan said the next democratic national platform w&uld reaffirm the Chicago platform entire; that "new planks would be adopted to coyer new Issues;" thftt the "trust issue would be the most important of the issues." NO FINAL ACTION TAKEN. The St. liOalfl Conference Arranges For Another Meeting. ST. Louis, May 26.—When the conference of members of the democratic national committee adjourned it had taken no action regarding the policy of the party in thecoming presidential' campaign and planks for the platform were not even discussed. The meeting from first to last was one of discussion regarding methods of work'next year and the ways and means by which this work could be best accomplished. All members were urged to see that the organization of the party in their respective states is perfected ns soon as possible, and all preparations bemade for the fight. The matters of "antitrust," "anti-imperialism" and silver were not touched tipon. No action was taken regtrding them and norec- commendations were made. The next meeting of the conference will probably be held in Chicago on July 20 and Chairman Jones of the national committee has been asked to call a formal meeting for that date. -It is expected that at this meeting definite action will be tnkon nnd the question of what is to be the rallying cry of democracy in the fall of 1899 will be determined. LARGER FORCE IS NEEDED. Otherwise AmerloanH Cannot Control I'hlllpplncn. MANILA, Miiy 27.—Events of the past week have emphasized the need of a much larger army, without which, according to the best authorities, it will be attempting the impossible to expect to establish American supremacy in the islands. Inadequacy of American forces is said to bd responsible for the large total loss in a number of encounters, without material results Most of the fighting has been in the territory which the Americans had swept, but have been compelled to abandon because they could not spare troops to hold it. MacArthur and Lawton's forces hold two important lines of communication and commerce —the railroad to San Fernando and the Rio Grande river—but much of the country they swept over, including scores of smaller towns and some larger ones, have been loft uncovered and the insurgents have returned, occupj'ing them or camping in the jungles near them, on the watch for chances to harrass the garrisons, attack scouting parties or detached companies, preferring this to regular liattlc. FIRE ON CONEY ISLAND. Property to the Value of a Million Dollars Destroyed. NEW Yoiuc, May 28.—Coney Island property to the value of nearly SI,000,000 was destroyed by fire, twenty acres in the summer resort' section, the district known as "the Bowery,'' being reduced to ashes. The two hundred buildings burned were located between the Bowery and the ocean, Tilyous walk on the we.st and the old iron pier on the east. These buildings ranged in size aud importance from ;i wabbly bathing pavilion to the handsome 5- story Hygia Hotel, including theatres, concert halls, dancing pavilions, stores of various kinds, restaurants and hotels of every grade. The fire made shelter- less for a time a native and transient population of about 3,500, including 500 men and women classed as comedians and soubrettes, emoloyed in the district, and silenced not less than 100 pianos which have for years assisted in merrymaking at Coney Island. HADLEY IS CHOSEN. Prof easor of Economics Elected President of Yale University. NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 27.—Conservative Yale turned aside the traditions of two centuries and elected as president, to succeed Dr. Timothy Dwight, Professor Arthur Twining Had ley, of the academic department. Conservatism is departed from in tlie choice, for Professor Iladley is a liberal, nnd progressive educator, although he and his frienfls have persistently protested against the application of the term "radical" to his methods. Since Abraham Picrson, a Harvard graduate, became Yale's first executive head in 1702, Congregational clergymen have .jncceeded each .other as presidents of the [university. Professor Iladley is the first layman ever to be seriously considered for tho position. He will assume his duties as Yale's executive head at. the close oi the present college year, June 30. TO UPHOLD KAUTZ. Sainoan Commission Holds Its First Sitting at Apia. APIA, Samoa, May 17, via Auckland, N. Z., May 26.—The Samoaii commission, consisting of Bartlett Tripp, former United States minister to Austria- Hungary; Baron Speck Von Sternberg, representing Germany, and C. N. Eliot, C. B., of the British embassy at Washington, representing Great Britain, arrived her May 13. Its first sitting took place May 10th. The commissioners were engaged all that morning in conferring with Chief Justice Chambers, but nothing- was disclosed regarding their deliberations. It is reported, however, they will up* hold the action of Admu-al Jvautz, the American naval commimdor. Expects it I'eruiaiient Tribunal. LONDON, May 2(5.—Tho correspondent of the Daily News at The Hague says: "Sir Julian Pauncefote entertains the hope that .the conference will favor the establishment of a permanent tribunal for optional recourse to arbitration and mediation. He says: 'What is wanted is to secure prompt and certain access to international justice. This is the right way to discourage the use of force and to further the cause of arbitration. The mere fact of the existence of such a tribunal would exert a potent influence ID be* halt of international justice.'" DEFIANT IN CUBA. Tnunrffont Chief* Determined Arms Shall Kot He Surrendered. HAVANA, May 29.-rThe fight between General Gomez and the old Cuban assembly loaders is waging hotly. Gen. Gomez's manifesto, issued to the soldiers, requested them to give up their arms and return peacefully to their homes, will be met by a strong manifesto from a majority of the Cuban chief, urging the soldiers not to accent any of the,$3,000,000 offered by the United States, but to disband and keep their arms. A meeting was held at the home of Gen. Mayia Rodriguez and attended by the nnti-Gomez of* fleers in the Cuban army. Strong anti-American sentiments were expressed. Gomez was called a "traitor to Cuba libre," and severely scored for entering into the Jast negotiations with Gen. Brooke without consulting representedves of the army. His action is construed by the speakers ns an effort to further his own political ag- grandisement. HAVANA, May 29.—Seven Cubans were paid $75 each as the result of the first day's distribution of the money allotted by the United States for the payment of the Cuban soldiers, and it has been demonstrated that thescheme of payment, so far as Havana is concerned, is a failure. SAGUA LA GRANDE, Province Santa Clara, May 29.—The Cuban generals in this district met and adopted resolutions to disband their eomratinds and cause the arms to be surrendered to the alcaldes, but to accept no money, RETURN TO LINES. Filipino CominlKRloncrn Fall In I'eace Terms—.Expected Ituck Soon. MANILA, Mny 20.—The Filipino commissioners left hy special train. They were escorted to their lines under a flag of truce. It is expected they will return soon. MANILA, May 20.—President Gonzaga, of the Philippine commission, previous to his departure said: "We greatly [appreciate the courtesy shown us. We have spent much time with your commissioners, incidentally considering the American constitution. Its principles impressed us profoundly. The plan of government offered the Philippines seems, in theory, good colonial system. But why should a nation with your constitution seek to make a colony of distant people who have been so long lighting against Spain to secure the same rights your constitution guarantees? You fought the same battles in America when you fought against England." REBELS TAKING NEW COURAGE Approach of tho AVet Season Makes Them TMoro Aggressive. MANILA, May 29.—The approach of the wet season finds the insurrection seemingly taking a new lease of life. All along the American lines the rebels are showing more aggressive activity, in their guerilla style, than at any time before since the fall of Manila. They keep the United States troops in trenches, sleeping in their clothing and constantly on the alert against dashes upon our outposts, and they make life warm for the American garrisons in the towns. The battalions of General Luna and Gen Mascardo, which retreated toward Tariac, when they feared they would be caught between Gen. MacArthur and Gen. Lawton, have returned in force to their old trenches around San Fernando, where there are daily collisions., FIRST STATE CONVENTION. Prohibition Party Meets to Name a State Ticket. DES MOINICS, May 25.—The prohibition state convention nominated the following ticket: For governor, M. W. Atwood, of Estherville; for lieutenant governor, George Pngsley, of Woodbine; for judge of the supreme court. II, F. Johnson.of Hanlin county; for superintendent of public schools, D. A. Dunlavy, of Jnrper county; for railroad commissioner, A. B. AVray, of Creston. The resolutions adopted are in substance as follows: A demand for the resubmission of tha constitutional amendment to prohibit tho sale or manufacture of liquor. One day's rest in seven; a demand for stronger laws to protect the sanctity of the Sabbath. . Woman suffrage. Election of senators by the people. The denunciation of Attoi-ney General Grigg's decision relative to the army canteen. The state central committee organized with the following officers: Chairman—Rev. D. O. Ellott, of Russell. Secretary—M. W. Atwood ofEstherville. Treasurer—Francis Bacon, of Wiltor Junction. Senate Finance Committee to Meet. WASHINGTON, May 28.—Senator Aidrich, chairman of the senate committee on finance, has issued a call for a meeting of the committee in New York the 9th of June. It is considered probable that the committee will authorize a sub-committee consisting of the republican members to take up the financial question, with a view to recommending a bill to the next session of congress. •Lively SIclrmtsli ut Santl Rita. MANILA. May 26.—A scouting party of American troops encountered a body of insurgents at Santi Rita and, the Americans being reinforced by Brigadier General Funston, with the South Dakota legiment, a warm fight ensued. A lieutenant and five men of the American force .were wounded, and teu of the insurgents were killed and several captured. Queen Victoria was 80 '.* <»rs old on the 24th. Special services* were held at Windsor and throughout the em- fire. PEACE CONFERENCE. TIIR HAGUE, May 26.—Both sections of the committee on the laws of warfare of the peace conference met Separately yesterday and began the ex- aminaUon of the subject submitted -.o them, the Red Cross section discttssing- paragraph five and paragraph Six of the circular of Count Muravieff, Russian minister of foreign affairs, and the Brussels conference section discussing paragraph seven. Both sections met subsequently and discussed the question of competence, as regards the scheme for the revision of the Geneva convention, known as the Morgnier scheme. No decision was reached. LONDON, May 27.—The correspond* ent of the Daily Telegraph at The Hague says: Peace prospects touched' high water mark yesterday, when the conference found itself face to faca with arbitration in a practicable and' acceptable form, and as a permanent Internationa) .achievement. Thifr honoris mainly due to Sir Julian Pauncefote. When the members of the arbitration section had finished- reading the Russian proposals on this subject, Sir Julian expressed his complete approval of them, but said it- would be a great pity if the conferenc« failed to embody the principle of arbitration in some permanent shape. "J now beg to propose," he said, "the formal establishment of a permaneni arbitration tribunal, empowered to deal with all matters in dispute, capable of reference to the judgment of an umpire. I do not intend to- trouble you with details as to its mechanism to-day nor until you accept the principle of my proposal. Therefore, I ask you to accept the principle now." M. Do Staal at once declared: "Sir Julian Pauncefote having presented his proposal, we are prepared to supplemenl and to complete the printed suggestions just distributed by others, dealing with a permanent arbitration board." Thereupon the Russian president of the conference drew a paper from his pocket and laid it upon the table then and there. The paper contained the foundation of a permanent tribunal, suggesting the substitution of a new clause and referring to an appendix not yet drawn up. The amazed delegates crowded around Sir Julian, congratulating him upon having'piay- ed the winnirg card, which had so quickly precipitated the Russian alternative scheme. Some stood aghast, as the matter was not contemplated in their instructions. Finally it was decided to refer the matter to a subcommittee. FRANCHISE TAX BILL LAW. Governor Roonevelt Signs the Amended Iford Measure. ALBANY, N. Y., May 2S. — Governor Roosevelt yesterday affixed his signature to the amended Ford franchise tax bill, remarking as he did so, "That, I believe, is in the interest of all the people." The bill becomes chapter 712 of the laws of 1899, and" the demand for copies of it is already enormous. Calls for it came from all parts of the state, as well as from other states, and indicates the inteiise interest the measure and its discussion have aroused. Speaker Nixon says no legislation of 1 ale years I bus so thoroughly aroused western New York, and Assemblyman Miles, of St. Lawrence county, told the governor the granger organizations have adopted a war cry of "Every dollar taxed on franchises is a dollar off the farm." PRESIDENT SENDS HIS CHECK. Is Glad to Contribute to the Tentlmonlal to Dewey. WASHINGTON, May 27. — The acting secretary to the president called on Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Vanderlip and left him a check, representing the president's contribution to the Admiral Dewey testimonial fund. He added an expression of the president's interest in the under takir.r, and of the pleasure which the president felt in participating with the people in the testimonial to Admiral Dewey. China Will Resist Italy. LONDON, Mny 28.— The Shanghai correspondent of the Daily Mail stiyst "Orders have been issued from Pekin directing the viceroys and governors of the neighboring provinces to put all their forces on a war footing, owing to the arrival of six Italian war- shipsin San Mm harbor. Itis thought that the Chinese propose to drive the Germans from Shan-Tung peninsula. Dreyfus to lie Retried. PATHS, May 29.— The report of the civil section of the cassation to the full court favors the revision of the Dreyfus case, and urges the re-sendinc ot the case before t.ie court-martial It is believed tho, report is practically certain to be accepted by the court of cassation, and means that Dreyfus will be brought back to France to be re-tried. Tama Jim Says No. WASHINGTON, May M.— Secretary Wilson denies the report he would be a candidate to succeed Hon. J H bear, as senator from Iowa. "There is not a word of truth m the affair " the secretary said, "I nm not J^. dulate. for^senate and I am nVgo, KocrijitN Ordered to Sail. WASHINGTON, May 28.— The SPP.-P tary of war has ordered 2,000 recruit now at San Francisco for regular re? nnentsin the Philippines to s m»»H. mwtuin .