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THE MOIM28! ALdOKA, IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE 7, 1899, THE NEWS IN IOWA CLAIM AGAINST POLK COUNTY for »2?,000 family of Irn Clark A»k» Damages. Dfcs MOINKS, June 4.—Claims have been filed against the county with the county auditor for damages growing out of the recent drowning of Curtis Oliver Clark and the injury of Mrs. Ira Austin Clark and Ira Clark because of the washing out of a bridge on Walnut creek about a mile south of Olive fthd three miles west of Oes Moines. There are three claims in all and the aggregate amount is $27,009. On May 10 a cloudburst in Walnut creek valley somewhere north of Clive resulted in a flood, which swept through the valley to 'Coon river, damaged many roads and bridges, among them the bridge near Clive. That night Clark and his family were driving to their borne and had occasion to cross thfe bridge. When they had gotten nearly to the far end the span which had been undermined dropped under the weight of the team and wngon, and Clark, his wife and two children were thrown Into the water. Clark escaped without injury and succeeded in rescuing one of his children, but Curtis was swept away by the current and drowned. Mrs. Clark managed to get hold of a limb of a tree and kept her- Belf above water until she was rescued, but it is alleged sustained severe injuries. sustained ^severe TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND. Enormous Circulation .of lown'i Dollar Dully. DBS MOINES, June 5.—The circulation of the Des Moines Daily News for the first five months of 1899 averaged exactly 25,000, and will be so reported in the newspaper directories. This exceeds the combined circulation of the Register, Leader and Capital by several thousand. The immense circulation of the Daily News is due to its excellence as a newspaper and the fact that it is sent to subscribers for 81 a year, 75 cents for six months, 50 cents for three months, 25 cents a month. It is the cheapest daily paper Sn the world. BIG STORM AT ROLFE. Many Barns Destroyed and Several People Injured. ROLFE. June 1.—The "worst wind Storm that has ever struck Rolfe occurred last evening. It seemed at times to lift up and pass over. It came from the southwest, from Pocahontas, and is said to have done some damage there. Several persons were ' injured but no one was killed, as the storm gave an alarm. Several barns were completely destroyed and some houses were blown off the foundations and pretty badly shaken up. CRUSHED BY WALLS. One Sinn Killed and Five Other* Injured Flro at Hnekabnris. June 3.—The general store of Edward Townsend, at Macksburg-, was totally destroyed by fire. While the citizens were fighting the flames an explosion occurred and the walls collapsed and caught a number o: people. The dead: Thomas Whitworth, killed by'falling walls.' The injured: Mrs. Pyle, struck by flying debris; Miss Pyle, daughter of above Mrs. Edward Townsend; Miss Townsend, daughter of above. The explosion was caused by gunpowder stored in the building. Several men whose names are not given were badly injured. Whitworth was working on the fire when the explosion threw down the walls Upon him. The building was also occupied by the Masonic lodge, and its records were destroyed. COUNTY ASSESSMENT FALLS. 'ALLOYER THE WORLD Realty In Folk County Ontolclo of Dei niolnes Reduced 8S57.4OO. DKS MOINES, June 3.—The footings of the assessment in Polk county for the present year have been completed for the county outside of the city of Des Moines by Assessor French. A remarkable falling oft, as compared with last year and two years ago, is shown. The taxable valuation of tho property outside of the city, this year, amounts to 84,022,350. This is a loss ns compared with last year of 8557,400. Two years ago the real estate was assessed on a 40 per cent basis and this year on a 25 per cent basis, A NEW TRIAL IS REFUSED. Appeal Will Now Bo Perfected In the McFarlnml Case. DES MOINES, June 6.—In the district court Judge Holmes overruled the motion for a new trial of the McFarland case. The motion was submitted without argument and the ruling was expected. So far as McFarland is concerned, it is said there will be no appeal. The motion was filed in tho interests of his bondsmen, who were made co-defendants, and it is quite likely for the purpose of perfecting the record and preparing for an appeal of the case to the supreme court. well ANOTHER BAD STORM. A Tornado Striken In Plymouth County, Doing Much Diimuge. Sioux CITY, Junel. — A small tornado Struck near Kinsley, in Plymouth county. Buildings on the farms of William Adams, W. A. Stevens and B. J. Keliner were reduced to kindling •wood. No loss of life is reported, although some stock is killed. The storm is reported to have clone much damage near SefEerson, S. D., &nd injured a few persons. _ Suicide of a Young: Farmer. HUMESTON, June 4. — A. L. Walters, a young unmarried farmer residing about three miles southwest of Iluin- eston, committed suicide with an old army musket, heavily loaded with No. 6 shot. The discharge entered his head just back of and a little above the left ear, passing out back of the right ear, and passing through the roof of the granary, where the rash act was committed. He apparently stood, rested his head near the muzzle of the gun and fired the fatal shot w4th his foot. The only cause can be given for the deed was pondency, on account of the prospects. He was a young man of good habits, industrious and honest, and his tragic death is deeply regretted by his la-ge circle of friends. that des- crop Storm Near Fontunclle. CREBTON, June 2. — Reports of the damage wrought by the recent storm are beginning to come in and notonly great damage but loss of life is reported, Fontanelle reports the storm terrific three miles east of that place. The house of John Herr was completely demolished. None of the building \vas left standing nor has there yet been found a trace of the lumber used in its construction. Two of Mr, Herr's boys were fatally injured. A. Decker's house was torn to pieces and completely wrecked. Several large barns and a creamery belonging to Mr. J. Moore are a'coraplete loss. Mr. Deckley and two children were slightly injured, and a 2-year-old daughter was found about a hundred yards from the bouse wrapped in a bed quilt sound asleep and uninjured. It is reported that John Gladly, who resides north Of Greenfield, was found dead on his farm, _ _ ^_ Mrs. Wall Awcvrded 80,975. Sipvs CITY, May Sl.'-Mrs. Mary P. Waljl has been awarded a verdict of $0,975 against the Wijhelin Greissei Ingineeripg Co., of Chicago. This is damages f 0 ,. the fatal injury sustained by her huEb&nd, James P. Wall, who was in the employ of the company at the time. Mrs. Wall sued for $20,000. The case was tried ,ip the federal court. Mr. WaU was pneof the most promi- nenj; mep i» Sioux City, having been »o alderman for naapy years. wher, the accident Killed lly a 'Bus. ACKI,EY, Juno 5.—Gus Esser, a known stock dealer of Ackley, was instantly killed by being run over by a 'bus. He was sitting on the front seat with the driver and reached forward and poked one of the horses with an umbrella which he had in his hand. Tho horses jumped and Mr. Esser lost his balance, falling forward under the wheels, both of which passed over his head, cutting it terribly. He died almost instantly. ITo leaves a wife and six small children. Horticultural BoportB. DES MOINKS, June 5.—Secretary Wesley Greene, of the State Horticultural Society, has issued a circular to tho fruit men of Iowa, asking' for returns on the fruit crop up to date. . This is the third, and perhaps last, circular of the kind Mr. Greene will get out this season. He has succeeded 'in getting good reports on the crop throughout the state, and thinks returns up to date will be all that is necessary to estimate the damage to the crop. lo«ii Boys Wounded. WASHINGTON, June S.—General Otis cables the following list of wounded: Fifty-first low a, May 31st—Co. H, Private Clifford H. Stevenson, thigh, moderate; Co. I, Private Stretch, chin, slight; Corporal Walter Combs, fcro- arm, slight. Boy Drowned. GTLMOM . CITY, June 4. — Cyrus. •Brown, the 12-year-old son of Mr. am] Mrs. A. Brown, wus drowned in thq pond at the railway water tank. Iliu young companions were unable tosavo him. JTarraer Suicide.; Near Red Oak. RED OAK, Junes.—Henry M. Alexander, son of W. R. Alexander, a pi-ominent farmer, blew out his brains? with a shot gun. His friends think he was temporarily deranged. U. S. PATENT OFFICE BUSINESS DES MOINES, May 30.—An application for a patent for a cabinet for groceries invented by E. A. Eustice and V. O. Blair, of Newton, Iowa, filed April 25, was allowed May 23. Sugar or other commodities to be sold at retail, emptied into a hopper-shaped compartment in 'the bottom portion can be elevated, by turning a crank, into the top portion, to be visible through a glass front and to be withdrawn as wanted, by means of scoop at n. point below the glass front Dust and flies may lodge on the outside, but cannot get at tho sweet contents inside. J. O. Leary, of Valley Junction, has been allowed a patent for a nut lock described in one of the claims as follows: A nut lock consisting of a key having an angular body portion, a hook projecting from, oue end and a stiaight extension at the other end, in combination with a bar having a flat face, an angular cavity or key seat extending inwards from said face and a cross bar at one end of the cavity and a mortise intersecting the other end of the cavity or key seat, to operate in the manner set forth. Consultation and advice free, Prjpted matter sent to applicants, THOMAS G. OBW^G & Co., Solicitors of Patents. ^MEET IN WATERLOO NEXT. Iowa Association of Funerul Directors Hold Annual Meeting:. DBS MOJNJSS, June 4.—The. Iowa As* sociation of Funeral Directors ad^ journed after ft .three days' session. The next meeting will be held at Waterloo at a time to be decided upon by the executive committee. The following officers were elected: President, F. Jj. Underkircuer, of Burling- ffowpapy was erecting the new bwv, £?' vlce &***»**, A. & Punww, of -- • •*" • •- . - . \ Qttunjvva; §eoretary-treftsu»-er, j pj Getter IT LOOKS DARK. the Situation In the Philippine* 1* Not SannJilne tt Seems to Be. SAN FBA.NCISCO, June 3.—Brigadier General Charles King, who returned home on the transport City of Pueblo, owing to ill health, in an interview said: "The sitnation In the Philippines is most serious. The people of those islands will keep up a guerrilla warfare and,.there is no telling when the hostilities will cease. They retire to the fastnesses of their mountain retreats when they are whipped and hide in the jungles. Subsisting on practically nothing, they have no need for a base of supplies. It will necessitate a large force of men to subjugate them completely. The war in the Philippines is by no means ended. Their entrenchments were works of military engineering and construction equal to the best that the most civilized military nations have produced. Under the Spanish recrimo the Filipinos learned something of war, and we are receiving ov.'dcnce of this every day. The volunteers who fought in tho Philippines are a splendid lot of men, capable and accomplished fighters. They behaved like veterans when under fire and there is no limit to their courage. Their record in that awful country will adorn pages of American history recently made and yet unwritten." WANT NO ANIMOSITY. The ColoR-no Gazntto ThlnkH America VClll Soon Appreciate Germany. BKUI.IN, June 2.—The Cologne Gazette regrets the change in the friendship, 150 years old, between Germany and the United States. The Gazette admits that Germany did not sympathize with America in the Spanish war, but devoutly hopes that when the Samoan troubles are settled and when the Philippines have been conquered the Americans t wil I appreciate Germany's standpoint better than they have, done in their excited military ardor, for which Germany lias made allowance, as in the recent Samoan troubles, when "that nation, the least concerned, appeared with the most powerful warships and acted in the most superior manner.! 1 The fact that Germany's rights in Samoa have not been infringed upon, and that her interests have been protected in the Philippines, tog-ether with the cstab- isliment of the German cable to the United States, the Gazette says, will cause a cessation of the .animosity against Germany, which is apparent at every opportunity in the American MARCHAND HOME. The Great African Explorer Arrives nt 1'arls. PAWS, June 2.—A great concourse Degan assembling around the depot of ;ho Lyons-Paris railroad at an early lour to meet Major Marchand, the African explorer. Members of the [Jeague of Patriots arrived in ' wagon- ettes decorated with garlands and lags. A tremendous shout of "Vive Marchand" announced the arrival of the popular idol's train. A carriage was sent by the minister of marina to convey the major to the ministry of marine, where a lunch was given in ils honor. Delirious enthusiasm narked every step of Marchand's n'Ogress along the boulevard. On either step of the carriage stood a Dolicenmn, who kept the explorer's frantic admirers from entering the chicle. GET NEW TRIAL. French Court of Cassation Kulea In Favor of JJrcyfiiH. PAULS, June 4.—The court of cassation rendered a verdict to the effect .•hat Dreyfus bo .given a new trial, ind ordering a new court martial to it at Rennes, sixty miles from Nates. There was the greatest excitement prevailed when the verdict ot the lourt was made known to the public. Surging crowds cheering Dreyfus fathered in the public places, crying 'Vive la Dreyfus." GERMANY BUYS. ays Spain 35,OOO,OOO Pesetas For Many Islands. MADRID, June 5.—Germany pays Spain 35,000,000 pesetas for the Caroine, Palaos and Marianne islands') Spain retains a coaling station in each group, and Germany undertakes to de- end these stations in case of war. ormany in addition grants Spain the nost favored nation in treatment in ermany and colonial islands. SHOCK IS FELT. Earthquake Crashes Window Glass In San i'ninolsco, SAN FKANCISCO, June 3.—A sharp earthquake shock was felt throughout northern and central California at 11 ('clock last night. The vibrations iontinued for four seconds and were 'roin north to south. No serious dam- ge has been reported, but glass doors and windows were broken and plaster- ns cracked in various parts of the jity. More Votes For Henderson. WASHINGTON, June 5.—The republi- san congressmen of Maryland and tfussachusetts have decided to vote or Henderson for speaker. Spain Threatened ifltu a Crlfls. MAPJHD, June 3.—Premier Sjjvela, addressipg a meeting of the majority f senators and deputies, urged the necessity of radical reforms. He said f his program for rehabilitation ailed, the country would fall under a dictatorship which would be, pvodue- ' IOWANS IN ANOTHER FIGHT. PEACE CONFERENCE. JFlfty-flrgt Attacked Near San JP>rnaiidc, —Two Were It It. Loxnos. June 2. —A special dispatch from Manila says that the insurgents attacked the outijosts of the Fifty-first Iowa regiment at San Fernando and that two Americans were hit. WASHINGTON, June 2.—In reply to the cabled inquiry of A'ger, Otis cables that he is still of the opinion that 30,000 troops will be necessary for effective control of the islands. Algertook Otis'telegram to the president. After a conference it was stated the text of the dispatch would not be made public, as it contained other matters than a statement of the number of troops needed. Alger adclet] that the regulars already in the Philippines and on the way will give Otis 24,000 to 25,000 men. The administration, he said, might be able to supply an additional 5,000 or 0,000 from the regular regiments in this country, Cuba and Porto Rico, or it might be found advisable to muster in volunteers. In the latter case the call will probably be for 10,000 men. 'ACTIVE CAMPAIGN OPENS. American! Move Against General Pl« Del 1'llar. MANILA. June 5.—A vigorous campaign has been begun against General Pio del Pilar's forces of 2,000 rebels in the foothills at tire mouth of Laguna de Bay and in the towns of Cainta, Taytay and Antipolo, under the general supervision of General Lawton. General Hall, with 2,. r >00 men, moved southeast from the pumping station and General Whalley, who relieved General King in command of his brigade, proceeded east from San Pedro Macati, the two divisions approaching each other. General Whalley captured Cainta with small loss, the rebels fleeing before tho advance of the United States troops. General Hall drove the Filipinos from the vi* cinity of Mariquina, sweeping them toward General Whalley's column. OHIO REPUBLICANS. Moot at CoInmbuB and Nominate a State Tlckot. COI.UMHUS, Ohio. June 3.—The Ohio republican state convention nominated the following ticket: For governor, Judge Nash; for lieutenant governor, Col. J. A. Caldwell; for state auditor, W. D. Guilbert; for state treasurer, I. D. Cameron; for attorney general, L. W. Hall; for supreme judge, J. P. Bradbury; for member board of public works, Frank Huffman. The head of the ticK-et is the favorite of Senatoi Hanna, and the second on the list was supported by George B. Cox, with the other five nominations distributed among those of less distinct party affiliations. ARE FRIENDLY. Are Spanish and American Ministers Presented. WASHINGTON, Juno 4.—The new Spanish minister, Due d'Arcos, presented credentials to the president yesterday, lie called at the state department and with Hay proceeded to the white house. On the arrival at tho white house the party was ushered into the blue parlor. The ceremony of presentation lasted less than fiva minutes. No one was present except the president, Secretary Hay, the Spanish minister and his two secretaries. HOPKINS OUT OF THE RACE, IIo Withdraws In Favor of Colonel Henderson. CHICAGO, June 3.—Congressman A. J. Hopkins has withdrawn from thq national speakership contest in favoi of Col. D. B. Henderson, of Iowa. Nine of the fourteen congressmen in, the Illinois delegation weie present at the general round-up meeting held a( the Grand Pacific hotel. After foui hours' discussion behind closed doors it was decided to withdraw Hopkins' name and support Colonel Henderson. The conference was perfectly harmonious. Spain Cedes Islands to Germany. MADKID, June 3.—The queen regent opened the cortes with the usual ceremonial, and in the speech from U»o thi-one'aunounced that the Marianne, Caroline and Palaos islands were cedetl to Germany by the late Spanish cabinet. The cession marks the relim quishment of Spanish possessions in the far east, save the island of Fernando Po and dependencies on the African coast. Abducted Child Recovered, GAKNEHVILLE, N. Y., June 3.— Marion Clark, tho 31-raonths-old chilt] kidnapped from her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Clark, of New York city, on May 21, was discovered two miles south of Sloatsburg, a village about eight miles from here. She was found at the farm house of Charles Youumns, and was in the custody of Mrs. Jennie Wilson, who was arrested, Esterhuzy Confesses. LONDON, June 3.—Major Esterhazy called at the office of the Daily Chronicle and signed a statement that ho wrote tho famous bordereau which caused the imprisonment of Dreyfus, but declared he did it at the dictation of officers high in authority in the French army, who had now deserted him. ' Colonel 1'aty de Clam Arrested. PABIS, June S. —Lieutenant Colonel dw Paty de Clam, seriously implicated by the recent proceedings before the court of cassation and the probable instigator of some of the forgeries that have figured in the Dreyfus affair, was placed under arrest and takon to the Cherche-Midi military prison. Second Jiuffajlo StrilfO Settled. BUFFALO, June 3 —An agreement has been reached between the strikers and employers and the men have re- \v9j-k. THE HAOUK, May 30'.—The drafting committee, or sub-committee, of the arbitration committee met yesterday and discussed tiie Russian scheme, adopting, with slight modifications, the first six articles. The Italian delegation submitted a proposal of mediation and arbitration, consisting of six articles, in the form of an amendment to the Russian project. The Americans also submitted an amendment, demanding tliat, in the event of a dispute between two nations, each should choose another nation, to act topether as arbitrators, to settle tho difference without bloodshed. This must not be confounded with the proposal for a permanent arbitration tribunal, which the Americans will introduce during the week. LONDON, June 1.—The special dispatches from The Hague to the London morning papers ajrree that the American scheme meets -vith much favor, as being eminently practical. Sir Julian Pauncefote, the head of the British delegation, has modified the British proposal, and now suggests that the administrative council should not be international, but should be appointed by the government of the country where the permanent court assembles. According to the correspondent of the Daily News, the arbitration committee has unanimously recommended the American scheme tc the conference, TJIK HAGUE, June 2.—The American mediation scheme was unanimously adopted at a sitting of the sub-committee, which embodies as article seven the scheme .prepared by tho subcommittee, with few alterations. The first commission, eighteen to three, adopted a resolution prohibiting the use of dumdum (or flattened bullets). Italy, Austria and Great Britain formed the minority. It also resolved to prohibit the of explosives from balloons and explosive bullets. An jiereeinent was found impossible on all the important proposals and the conviction is growing more than ever that the work oi the first commission is doomed to failure. UNION PACIFIC HELD UP. Highwaymen Wreck a Train AVlth Dynamite In Wyoming. OMAHA, June 3.—A Union Pacific train was held up at Wileox, Wyo., at 2 o'clock a. in. The express car was wrecked by dynamite, the safe blown open and the contents taken. Engineer Jones was injured b r , r flying debris. The robbers escaped to the mountains. A special from Rawlins, Wyo., says the robbers obtained S30,- 000 in money and about $10,000 worth of diamonds and that a large nmount of money in bills was destroyed by the explosion. TORNADO IN SOUTH DAKOTA. Seven Persons Killed and Three Others IMiiy i>i«. Chamberlin, S. D., dispatch: A disastrous and fatal tornado passed over the country in tho vicinity of Bijou Hills, twenty-five miles south of Chamberlain, resulting in the death of Charles Peterson ,and six of his children, ranging from three to fifteen years old. The wife and two remaining- children ' were so badly injure' 7 that they may also die. Cuban Officers Getting Fat Fees. HAVANA, June 4.—There is much comment here over the fact that Cuban officers have been demanding S5 as compensation for identifying Cubans who have been applicants for the 875 allowed them by the United States. A majority of tho Cubans here do not believe tho statement, thinking the story was prepared to injure thorn in public opinion, but facts prove the story to be.true. LITERARY NOTES. "An Incident and Other Happenings," a beautiful, illustrated book by Sarah Barn well Elliott, is very popular at this time among the readers of the best class of literature. It is a collection of original stories of southern life since the war. The stories cover a number of subjects strictly new and original, making it a most interesting volume to have in the library." Harper & Brothers, New York and London. "Espiritu Santo," by Henrietta Doud Skinner, is a most notable work of fiction. The scene is laid in Paris and the chief characters are two brothers, celebratediParisian opera singers. It is written in the style GO characteristic of this author and so much enjoyed by the readars of her previous publications. It is thoroughly interesting from the the first to the 'last chapter. Harper & Brothers, New York and London. "The Open Question," a tale of two temperaments, is the latest prod uctio of one of our most popular present da novelists, 0. E. Raimoud (Elizabeth Robins). This is oue of the most realistic novels of the season, The love story is the triumph of the book. Mrs. Gano is a character of great strength, and the granddaughter, we think, is a still finer achievement. Turbulent childhood, insurgent girlhood, passionate womanhood, ahe passes from one place to the other as though by the imperceptible process of organic development. Harper & Brothers, New York and London. Lieut. CKlinore Heard From. WASHINGTON, June 1.—The following from Commodore Baker, at Manila, is the first direct news of Lieutenant Gilmore, of the navy, who was captured by the insurgents with a number of sailors on the east coast of Lu/.on, that has been received for over a weelrt "Escaped Spanish prisoner- reports seeing Gilmore and some sailors well. Gilmore is allowed a horse." It is proposed to mobilize all vol«U' teers no\\ ii\ the Philippines ay. Mini neapolle and St. Paul, where, they aj-$ tp be wejcpmed by the " ' M'KtNLEY'S N£W ORDER. Civil Service Rnl<* So M to fit- clrde Certnln Official". Washington dispatch: The president has issued amendments to the civil service rules which he has had under consideration for a year. It releases from the operations of the civil service rules about 4,000 officers. The positions removed from the operation of the law are set out in detail under fifty-nine heads, and among them are the following: The private secretaries or confidential clerks to the president and like number to the heads of the eight executive departments. One private secretary to oach assistant heart of the executive department; to each head of bureau in executive department; to commissioners of labor, fish and fisheries and the like; all persons appointed by the president; all ship- pine commissioners: all attorneys} certain cashiers surveyors, deputies, etc., in customs districts; all the deputy collectors of internal revenue, storekeepers, gangers, receiving not moru than S3 ft day, excepted employes in the customs and internal rever K' service to be subjected to examination prescribed by the secretary of the treasury; a fixed number of auditors in all first-class post-offices, governed by the amount of business done; inspectors of coal mines in territories; inspectors of surveys in general and district land offices; various officials under Indian commissioner; various employes in tlie pension service; various department experts and statistical agents. THIRTY THOUSAND ENOUGH. Uenernl Otis Does Not Need More Men. Washington cdispatch: The Post says: "General Otis has informed <the war department that he will be satisfied if the army under his command is kept at a maximum of 30.000. The president will give him this number. The present strength of the army in ,the Philippines, including volunteers, who are still in the service, is 36.000. When the volunteers return, some 24.000 regulars will remain, or 0,000 less than tre number estimated as necessary by General Otis. The reinforcements now en route to Manila, or under orders to depart, will bring tlie total regulars up to'the required figure, but as there will be considerable loss through sickness, it is proposed to decrease the companies now stationed in garrisons in this country to their minimum, and increase the companies in the Philippines to their maximum. It is believed that this arrangement will give General Otis all the men 'he requires, without disarranging 'th'o army as it is at present distributed." VICTIMS OF TREACHERY. Filipinos Ugo a Flag of Truce to Dccoj Americans. Manila dispatch: Captain Tilley, ot the signal corps, with a detachment made up of other members of the .corps, landed at Escalanto, pn the island of Negros, to pick up and repair the cable. The natives had a white flag flying over the cable house, when the party landed. The, latter, however, were no sooner on shore than they were fired upon by the natives. .They at once took to the water and a number of them were picked up by a boat, but Captain Tilley and two native men of the party are missing. General Smith with a. detachment of troops has started on board a gunboat to investigate tho affair. GIFT TO THE UNIVERSITY. Mrs. Iceland Stanford's Gift Will Amount to 838,000,000. . SAN FBANCISCO, -Tune 3.—S. F. Loeb, president of the Stanford university trustees, is quoted as saying that tho property deeded to that institution by Mrs. Stanford is worth $38,000,000 and could be' converted into $15,000.000 cash. The gift to the trustees of 300,000 shares of Southern Pacific stock •will not affect the management of the railroad. The Searles and Crocker interests in the Southern Pacific company are pledged to protect the interests of Stanford university. It is understood that all of Mrs. Stanford's remaining property will in course of time become part of the university endowment. Many Indians Drowned. LAYGAN, Alberto, June 5.— Between 25 .and 30 Indians, including men women and children, were drowned in the Lake of Clouds, pear the Canadian Pacific railway, while crossing to the reservation to attend a pottlatch They were traveling in boats, rudely manufactured of cariboo skins, when the long boat collided. Both vessels were rendered useless and the entire party was lost. Tllley's Uoath Uevenged WASHINGTON, June 2,-Geueral Otis cables as follows: "Smith reports from Negros that ho punished the insurgents who murdered Captain Tilley that the eastern coast of the island is now under the American flag and I tlE "halntants ask protection Somit robber bands. The bands we,e Dur int ° , the mo «»tainsby Maybrlck May . LONDON, June 3.— Tlie Daily Chror. icle announces that Mrs Maybnck is Ordinary ventilate* earth. Each caterpill oa either 6We </ he breathes th tbe best ace of body '

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