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THE WPER DBS MOtNES: ALQQNA IOWA. WEDNESDAY JUNE 14 THE MS 1H IOWA ASSESSMENT Dropi REDUCED. Co«ipfti*a footings S8,ooO,0(JO B tVlth lft»t Year. DRsMotNSs, June 8.—The for the assessment of property in the city of DeS have been completed by Assessor French. The fkrures show * falling off in the assessment of real estate of 83,1C8,74I». There was a gain of personal property of- $272,950. It was expected that there would be »n Increase in the city, especially on personal property that would about make tap for the falling off in the country districts. This expectation was not fulfilled, however, and with the fAll- tog off in both city nnd country there Is a decrease in the total assessment Of about »3,fiOO,000. This decrease -is attributed entirely to the new 25 per cent basis of valuation, adopted in full this year for the first time. Assessor French is surprised at the res.ilt. The local officials estimate a total decrease In the state of 840,000,000. THROWN FROM HER BOGGY. • —' Tragic Death of MM. Snmvel Walker, of Waterloo. WATEHI-OO, June 9.—Mrs. Samuel Walker, of Waterloo, met death in a runaway at Cedar River park. With her two daughters, Mrs Walker was out riding when the horse started to run away, overturning the buggy and throwing out all three of the occupants. The two girls were not seriously injured, but Mrs. Walker was thrown in such a manner that her loose hair caught in the axle of the buggy and the revolutions of the wheels wound the heavy mass around the axle, binding her head close to it and tearing her scalp almost completely off. Besides this she was terribly bruised by the lurching of the vehicle. Her skull was fractured and she received internal injuries from which she died tn a short time. CORNER STONE CEREMONIES. M'KINLEY tQVlSttPES MOINES Will Attend Union <Pet«*att'* Union JEn« tf»mpm*nt About Attgrist «0. : DBS MoiNfts, June io.—President William Meltthley and the national ncampment of the Union Veterans' Jnion are coming to Des Moines this summer. Word has been received by Milo Ward, secretary of the Commercial Exchange, that the national executive committee has accepted the nvitation issued by the city of Des Vfoines, n.nd that its annual encampment this summer would be held in Des Moines. The date of Me big gathering has not yet beoa fixed, but will be determined by the local committees. It is probable that the en- ampment will be held some time between August 10 and 3d. At the national encampment at Rock Island last summer a letter from President McKinley was read, stating positive^ that lie should attend the next national fathering of this order. SMALLPOX AT IOWA CITY. ALL OVER THE WORLD TORCH FOR CUBA. In For the Now Collegiate Ilnlldlng of the Stnte University. IOWA CITY, June 9.—A large crowd assembled on the campus to attend the new collegiate building corner stone ceremonies. Governor Shaw served as presiding o'Heer and inrde the opening address. Prof. G. T. W. Patrick delivered an address on the part of the collegiate faculty. Hon. J. P. Dolliver delivered a stirring address. ANOTHER VOTE FOR SENATOR YDnlly News 1 ' Given tlie Democrats a Cliiutce. DKS MOINKS, June 12.—The Des Moines Daily News having demonstrated by popular vote that Dollivei is the choice of the republican voters for U. S. senator, is now taking a vote of its democratic and populist readers for senator, the names of Anderson, Boies, Bolter, Weaver, and others be ing on the ticket. The Daily News lias a vast constituency of all politica . parties, being independent and fail- It is the cheapest daily in the world its subscription price being $1 a year 75 cents for six months, 50 cents foi three months, 25 cents a month. Cause for a Boy's Sulclilo. Sioux CiT-r, June 11.—It hns devel aped that "whiteeapping" wastherea causeof,thesuicide of 13-year-old John \Vilhe, at Rock Branch. This came out at the inquest, and it is said th matter will be called to the attention of the grand jury at the i-'oct term of court. Willce was called from his bed at 10 o'clock at night by Harry Huffman, a friend, and when he went down they charged him with a crime. lie denied it, and was asked if he would prefer to be ducked or have tVe Glory told his father. He took the ducking in the tank and went to bed dripping wet. The next morning he was found hanging at the end of a rope in the barn. Settlement of Hoard man Estate. MABSHAM/i'OWN, June 11.—An agreement has been reached for the dismissal of all suits against the late millionaire Boardman's estate resulting from the contest over the will and the equitable division of the property. The temporary receivership is annulled and the estate placed in the hnnds of 0, H. Conover, the husband of Boardmr.n's daughter, for adjustment. Mrs. Boardinan receives about8300,000 end relinquishes her dower rights on all the real estate. Gilbert Defeated Build. Sioux CITY, June 9.—The feature of the third day of the Soo Gun Club's tournament was the professional shoot at 100 targets between Fred Gilbert, of Spirit Lake, and Charles W. Budd, of Des Moines. Gilbert won the contest by breaking 07 out of 100. Budd broke 93. More Trouble for Lottie Hushes. BUBLJNQTON, June 11,—C. A. Stucker was taken to Mediapolis for trial on the charge of larceny. Stucker is the Juan who married Lottie Hughes, of Mason City, four days after she was acquitted, after a sensational trial for the murder of her husband. Operation W»i Successful. QTTDMWA. June e.—Ope of the most important cases of skin-grafting ever performed in Iowa, in point of area covered, took place at the Ottumwa hospital. Samuel Byrura had twenty four inches of bared flesh 014 his arm covered by grafted pieces of flesh from twenty-seven prominent citizens of Ot tumwa, all members of the Ottumwa lodge of JSlks, who volunteered to submit to the ordeal of haying small pieces of skin removed from their arms, in order that by the skin-grafting process By ruin might have the use pf his injureu an». Lincoln Popo ITn* the Disease Pevere Form. IOWA CITY, June 13.—Lincoln Pope, 22 years old, is sick at his home with smallpox. It is the first case in the city. Pope 1ms been working on a farm near Le Claire. He was taken sick and went to a doctor at Davenport, who pronounced it chicken-pox.. Pope at once came to the homo of his parents in Iowa City. The doctors visiting him pronounced the .case smallpox in the pustular stage, with probability of his recovery. He has been taken to the pest house and every precaution taken to prevent the spread of the disease. Several children in the family have, since exposure, played with neighbor children. Cnnipg of lowu National Gu»r«l. DKS MOINKS, June 12.—Adjutant General Byers has announced that the camps of the Fiftieth and Fifty-second regiments, Iowa National Guard, will be held about August 10 and July 12, respectively, continuing for one week. The locations have not yet becD determined. Killed by tlio Curs. CLINTON, June 10.—Horace Baiiey, & well-to-do farmer residing one mile west of Delmar, was instai.tly killed on the railroad. He was ruling on a work engine and stepped off in front of a freight train on another track He leaves a wife and three children. fienirttlonnl Plot by Irreconcilable l,ntl os Is Alleged. NEW SfoUK, June JO.—Id a pr'vate letter received from a distinguished Cuban, now a resident of the United States, is a most sensational statement about the plans of the irreconcilable Cuban leaders. The writer is conservative and is in a position to know what is going on at present in Cuba. The information is as follows: "The latest story from Cuba, which I have every reason to believe, it having been told me by a prominent Cuban whose intimacy with the leaders in Havana lends authority to the statement, is that the former revolutionary element has decided to make a virtue of necessity and gracefully, to outward ap- ipearanc^R, accept American intervention. At the end of t'vo years, how- ; ever, if Cuban independence is not acknowledged and the government transferred to the Cubans, the torch is to be applied from one .end of the Island to the other, by which means foil foreign investments will be destroyed. When it is considered that the wealth of Cuba is dependent on its agricultural development, chiefly cane anil tobacco, nnd that a firebrand maliciously applied in a dry cans field would cause the destruction of thousands of dollars in value in a single night, the enormity of the plot becomes apparent." TWENTY-FIVE ARE DEAD. MORE TROOPS TO BE SENT. HU13VITIES. Chancellor McLean, of Nebraska university, has been elected president of the University of Iowa, to succeed President Charles A. Schacfer, who, died last September. The store of John G. Wilson, of Foster, was burglarized and 5300 in cash taken. The thiet left SHO in gold in a pccketbook, together with a till full of pennies and a one dollar bill. Entrance .wns effected through a back window. There is no clue to the thief. It is announced that President i\V. E. Brice. of the Minnesota & Northwestern railroad, has let the construction to the Bethune-Cniney Construction company for seventy-four miles of grading from Lake M ills to Parkersburg. Work is being pushed at all points for immediate completion of the roadbed. The Iowa Iron Works, of Dubuque, has launched another big steel hull boat built for the government. This makes the forty-ninth boat built' and launched by the company, at least a dozen of them being government boats, including the famous Ericsson torpedo boat and the revenue cutter Win. Windora. A freight train on the Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern railroad, was wrecked at the north switch at Marble Rock recently. The engine and five cars were derailed, and the engineer and fireman slightly injured. The engine is a total wreck and the cars are badly demolished. The piitri- neer is thought to have been seriously scalded. A misplaced switch caused the wreck. At Mason City recently a sensation was sprung in the Bone murder trial in the testimony, defendant's wife accusing Allison, the murdered man, of calling at her home and making insulting propositions. This she kept from her husband for a week, and when she told him of it the tragedy immediately followed. The state's counsel were unable to shake her testimony. The defendant went on the stand and supported his wife's story. Burlington dispatch: F. G. Roads, a newspaper correspondent in the Philippines, writes under date of May 8, that the volunteers are discouraged. He says there is not a man in the Eighth Army corps but feels he is not treated justly in being held in the Philippines, and on every hand he hears the remark: "They are not trying to end the war." He claims that out of 40,000 men there are less than 5,000 who are doing any fighting. He says the men are sick to come home. The First Nebraska regiment has but three hundred men fit for duty out of 900. From 20 to 30 men out of every company in the Fifty-first Iowa regiment are in the hospital. He declares some of the hospitals are illy kept and the sick criminally neglected, and that if the people of the United States could know the real conditions they would rise and dismiss a number of officials who are responsible. The Des Moines, Northern & Western Railroad has inaugurated between Des Moines and Chicago through' sleeping car service, leaving Des Moines at 0:30 p. m. daily, arriving at' Chicago at 8:35 the next morninp. Leaving Chicago daily at 0:15 p. m., arriving at Des Moines at 5:00 a. m. Tl»is car wUl be handled on a passenger train to and from Pes Moines and attached to tlie Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul flyer from Madrid. Jt will bo modern in every respect; equipped with electric lights, and the fanipus berth electric Terrible Result of tlio Texas Cloud- burnt. AUSTIN, Tex., June 0.—The cloudburst which swelled the rivers of this 'portion of the state out of their bonks, 'caused a great loss of property and was much worse than first reported. Many people are known to have perished, the meager reports placing the number at twenty-five. Reports come from San Saba and Manardville, small towns ninety miles north, in the .mountains, saying that both towns had been swept by the floods and were .badly devastated. In San Saba eight people were drowned nud the entire town is reported under water. The river at that'point is a mile wide. At Manardvlllo 13 houses were swept away. The wheat crops in this locality will prove a total loss. The situation at Manardville is even more serious than at San Saba. A small town located to the right nnd in the bend of the ri'ver in the valley proved an easy prey to the raging torrents. Seventeen people are known to have been drowned and there may be others. ficcrnltlnjf Office* Ordered to Engage Men for Service In tlie i'hlllpplneg. WASHINGTON, June 10.—Instructions have been sent to all rezrniting stations in tlie United States to enlist ag many men as possible for service in the Philippines until further orders. Thanks to an interpretation of the army reorganization law made by the comptroller of the treasury, the regular army has been unexpectedly increased by 2,000 men, and the president is spared the necessity of calling for volunteers or depleting the force now maintained in Cuba and Porto Rico. Under the decision rendered to the wnr department by the comptroller, the hospital corps, heretofore counted apart of the regular establishment, is not to be so considered, so that its 2,000 men, while still retained in service, create that number of vncancies in the regular army, which will be promptly filled. Orders have already been issued by the department directing the 2,500 recruits now at the Presidio, San Francisco, to proceed within the next ten drys to Manila and, reenforccd by the additional 2,000 men to bo recruited, General Otis's regular force will consist of 29,000 men. It is expected that orders will be given in a few days directing the Twenty-fourth infantry, now stationed in the west, to prepare for service in the Philippines. With the recruits and this regiment General Otis will have more than 30,000 men under his* command when the volunteers are pone, the number he deems necessary to successfully control the situation in the archipelago. REPROACHED GOVERNMENT. AMERICA MAY MEDIATE. Her Services Will Not lie Volunteered. •' LONDON, June 10.—The Westminster Gazette says a rumor is current from a well informed source that it has been propose A in a responsible quarter that the United States mediate between Great Britain and the Transvaal. It is added that the suggestion is being considered and it is not improbable such mediation may bo undertaken. WASHINGTON, June 10.—The president, it is said here, under no circumstances would consent to extend any ofTer of mediation between Great Britain and the Transvaal save upon request of both parties to the pending dispute. It is believed that President Kruger would not willingly seek our good offices, owing 4 to tlie well recognized fact that in many points concerning the welfare of the uitlanders the interest of the United States are identical with those of Great Britain. THE PEACE CONFERENCE. THE HAGUE, 9.—Russia's scheme for a permanent arbitration tribunal contemplates the institution of a tribunal for a certain number oi years, to which will be submitted obligatory arbitration cases enumerated in the Russian project, unless the powers in conflict agree on a specia' tribunal to settle their differences. All cases of optional arbitration may also be submitted, and nil'the powers whether signatories or otherwise, may submit their differences to this tri bunul by applying to the perm»nen! bureau. Appendices to this agreemeni provide a basis for the organization o the tribunal, rules of procedure, anc the creation of a permanent bureau to sit at The Hague. A TRAIN DERAILED. On Plttsburg £ Gulf Faaseuger Thrown Its Side — Forty-five Injured. KANSAS Crrv, Mo., June 10.— Th south-bound passenger train on the Kansas City, Pittsburg & Gulf railroac was derailed near Greenview. The smoker was turned upside down, anc one coach turned on its side. Fort, to forty-five passengers were more o less seriously injured, but according to local officials of the road, none wil die. The injured were brought t Kansas City. ' _ Ridicule Germany's Purchase. BEBLIN, June 6.— The general tone of the press, in commenting upon the acquisition of the Ciiroline, Lad rone and Pewlew islands from Spain, is in the direction of belittling the value of the concession. The TagUache Rund- schau, the leading organ of the Ger* man expansion policy, says: "Germany obtains the remnants which America, in her superior manner, despised. The value is small, and there is no need pf joyous transports." MINERAL OUTPU*. The State Geoloplst Ol»eg Out For 1808. f)R8 MOINES, June 10.—S. W. jf the state geological survey, has just completed the figures on fie mineral pioduction of Iowa for the year 1898, The report is exhaustive and is the ?econd of its kind to be issued from the oflice of the state geological sur- tey. The ijgures it contains are interesting and valuable. They show there lias been a decided falling off in the coal output for 1398, due, it is said, to the open winters of 1897-3 which lessened the demand for coal and thus prevented the opening of new coal fields. The clav output, however, exceeds by nearly-a quarter of a million dollars that of the previous year. The Increased production of lead, stimulated by the recent advance in price, Js most noticeable. Eighty-nine counties and nearly 700 producers were engaged in developing the mineral re« sources of the state, The value of the total mineral production in 1S98 was $7,420,723. distributed as follows: Coal, value !$4,7!>9.907; number of producers, 174; clay, valueS3.059,385; number of producers, ::49; .stone, value, f?r>G3,r>8G; number of producers, 161; lead and zinc, value 343,784; number of producers, 10; total value, 157,430,723; total number of producers, 091. NEWS FROM APIA. Made Upon Them. MANILA, June ll.-At daybreak yesterday a force of 450 men under Generals Lawton, Wheaton «d 0«Jjhln* advanced fro* San Pedro, Macau aavancea nui= •-•"•- ,, < , sweeping the country between the bay . *.:_«_ --.I 41,0 V,n.-ff lake south oi country had of Manifa and the bay lake Beresford Says tlie People Have Ileen Deceived ami tlio Open Door Closed. LONIJOW, Jtine 11.—In the house of commons Rear Admhal Beresford delivered a scathing criticism of the government's policy of "drifting" in China, during which he said the government had decsived the people and allowed the open-door policy to be filially tiled by permitting Russia to inter- ere in a purely commercial enterprise ike the Shanghui-Kwan railroad. ?he admiral then proposed that four ountries most interested, Great 3ritain, the United States, Japan J.nd ermany, iro to China and offer to ake over and organize her army, ad ting that if Great Britain took the lead ic was sure the United States would 'allow. Mr. Brodriok, replying for he government, said: "Although it :annot undertake to relieve the Tsung i Yamen of the responsibility of governing China, the government is not n-epared to let British trade suffer or MISS into other hands. Therefore, it s proposed to take the following steps: With regard to the Yang Tse, we shall lold the Chinese government responsible for its undertaking not to alienate ,o any other power the provinces bor- lering thereon, and that a connection should be with the Eurmah rail- ivay. The government will also see, whenever it is desired, that the force on the Yang Ttse is also sulHciently strong to protect'our merchants and ;lieir trade." Bliitnnfn nnil Mulletoa Iliive Itotli DJs- iirmml Their Soldier*. AlTA, Samoa, May 31.— Via Auckland, June 7.—Maltetoa Tainas=ese and Malaafn visited the Snmoan com mission. Neither were recognized as king. Mataafa expressed his willingness to abide by the commissioners' decision and disarm his followers. The Germans acted, for the first time in many months, with the representatives of other powers. The commission, by proclamation, fixed the 27th as the date for the natives to surrender 'their arms. Matnafa, however, asked an extension until yesterday, when he Eiirrendered 1,800 guns. The Malie- toans also disarmed. The cruiser Philadelphia, carrying Admiral Kmitz. sailed May 21. The British and Ger- ninn consuls leave for Europe June 17. The natives are paining confidence, and are freely submitting grievances to tlio commission. All warships will probably leave Samoa soon. ' It is officially announced that Great Britain would absolutely veto any proposition that Matnafa should ever become king. LONG STRIKE IN SIGHT. Manila. By noon the been cleared almost to Paranaque. The Americans lost two officers Icilled and 31 soldiers wounded. The rebel* fought desperately at the st,-onjrer of their positions and left 50 dead it.the trenches. Many more wounded were left behind by the rebels in their retreat. The heat during the day was- overpowering and there were many prostrations of Americans soldiers from that cause. General Lawton's force consisted of two bat- ialions each of the Twenty-first and Ninth infantry, six companies of Loi- oradoans and a detachment of artillery. During the march the Americans were prostrated on all sides for lack of water and exposure to sun. Jt is estimated that 40 per cent of the troops are exhausted. MANILA, June 13.—General has occupied Paranaque and lage of Malibay, to the north, and Las Finns, to the south, preparatory to- moving upon Bacalor, whence the rebels fled during the night. The rebels deserted Paranaque and the trenches south of Manila at midnight, finding the Americans behind them, and escaped along the coast. Only- alleged amigos ne.e found ia Paranaque. Lawton the vil- MANY MINERS PERISH. fne- NEW CHAMPION The Holt OF WORLD. Government: Want! PAHJS, June t). — The Matin says that the government has, taken steps to demand the extradition of ISsteruazy. Passes From FltZHliiimons to Jeffries. NEW Yonif, June 10.—James L. Jeffries, another sturdy young giant, has come out of the west to whip champion pugilists. At the arena of the Coney Island Athletic Club last night he defeated Robert Fitzsimmons, world's champion in two classes—mid die-weight and heavy-weight—in eleven rounds of whirlwind fighting. Ho came to the ring a rank outsider and left it the acknowledged master of the niiin he defeated. lie was never at any time in serious danger, and after the size-up in the early rounds of the contest, took the lead. He had the Australian whipped from the ninth round. Jeffries got the first knock-down in the second round, when with a straight left on the mouth he knocked Fit?, flat on his back. This blow also gave him first blood. During the tenth and eleventh rounds Jeffries had his opponent completely at his mercy, hitting him terrible blows repeatedly on the head, neck and chest. The knock-out was caused by a right nnd left on the jaw, Fitzsimmons was game throughout the fight and had more rounds to his credit than Jeffries, BecrultB for the Philippines. CHICAGO, June 10.—Captain Bom us, in charge of the recruiting station, has been instructed by the war department, until furtl.jr orders, to make urgent efforts to secure as many recruits for all arras as possible for service in the Philippines. Under these 1 orders, over 000 have been enlisted since Monday and forwarded to San Francisco. * To Influence Americans. LONDON, June 10.—The Singapore correspondent of the Times says; "The government Gazette has published the protocol of March. 1877, signed by Spain, Great Britain and Germany. It is believed the publication was ordered because the Americen navy is preventing vessels calling at the Snip Islands." Agulnuldo Now Dictator. LONDON, June 9.—rA Manila special says it ia reported that Aguinaldo has dissolved the Filipino congress and has proclaimed himself dictator. Zola Hack In VnTlS. PARIS, June 6.—M. Emlle Zola has returned to Paris. He has written asking the public prosecutor to send to his residence a notification of the sentence which the Versailles court passed upon him in the libel action growing out of the charges he brought against the officers who conducted the I EsU'rlinzy ccnirt-i»a,rtial. The Cleveland Floctrlc Linos Are All Tied Up. CLEVELAND, O., June 12.—What now promises to be a long and bitter contest between the Cleveland Electric Railway company (Big Consolidated) and its 900 employes was inaugurated at 4 o'clock this morning by a strike which tied up all of the fourteen lines operated by the company. These lines reach all sections of the city and they form the only treansof transportation for more than a hundred thousand people living in a territory five miles long anil three miles wide af. the south end. The striUe is mainly for the recognition of the union, and the men have been preparing for it for several weeks. SOUTH AFRICA CONFERENCE. Two Hundred fllen Die Miserably on Uesolnto Edmonton Trail. , SEATTLE, Wash., June 9.—Death reaped a terrible harvest last winter along the Edmonton trail. Itisknown that 200 miners perished. They met their fate in the British Columbia wilds from hunger, freezing, accident and disease. The shocking news is brought by the steamer Laurada, which has just arrived from Wrangel and other Alaskan ports. The officers of the boat report that fifty men alone perished in the Great Slave Lake. Twenty others met watery graves in the rapids of Mud and Lake /ivers. A score at least succumbed to the arctic cold, while scurvy curried off twenty- five others. The number who, lost in the woods, perished from exposure, is not known, but approximates two dozen, and still the list of fatalities 'is considered incomplete. One grim fact is that the bodies of a score of men who died of exposure have been four, d.' The details were told last week at Wrangel by men who vrere almost dead themselves after a year of suffering in the interior. Only the strongest get through to the coast and hundreds of others are still in danger. OTIS CABLES SITUATION. Proved Imminently Unsiitlrfnctciry, With No Probiihlllty of Kcgumption. LONDON, June 8.—The Exchange Telegraph Company publishes an interview with the parliamentary secretary of the colonial oflice, Earl Sel- berne, in which he declares that the conference between President Kruger, of the Transvaal, and British High Commissioner Milner proved eminently unsatisfactory, and that there is no probability of its resumption. U. S. PATENT OFFICE BUSINESS Dr.s MOINIS*, June 5.—Four hundred and sixty-three patents were issued this week. Iowa inventors are represented in the list by 10, Minnesota, 9; Missouri, 19; Nebraska. I; Pennsylvania, 50; Texas, 8; New York, 80. Photographs are not proper subjects for patents, but nn exclusive property right in a photograph of a person, animal, landscape, building, or any other object, may be secured by copyright, Mr. J. C. Plummer, of A1 toon a, la., has applied for a copyright for his photo of the cyclone that whirled along about fourteen miles north of Altoona on May 38th. The sun was shining and illuminated the whirling twister which appears white in the picture and very distinct. f Valuable printed information about Securing, valuing and selling patents pent free.. Correspondence solicited. For opinions and advice concerning Inventions no charge. THOMAS G, OKWIG & Co., Scil ici tors of Patents. Visit the Islands. MANILA, June 8.^—Prof. Schurman, of the Philippine commission, has sailed on the gunboat BennSngton for a three weeks' trip among the southern islands, The gunboat Petrel was also placed at the professor's disposal. He will visit Iloilo, Cebu, Negros and Sulu, He expects to investigate the local governments and have talks with leading natives. lie sails for home in July. Other members of the commission remain here for some months longer. ^____ Another Andree Letter, CHRISTIANIA, June 0,—According to a dispatch from M undid, the most northern town of Norway, two boys on May 14, last, found on the north joast of Iceland a small cork case containing a slip of paper, dated July 11, 1897, signed "Andree, Strjndberg and. Fraenckel," and bearing the words: ('All well. Thrown out about longitude 81, latitude unknown." Prof, Audree's brother thinks the case was probably one of the letter buoys with which the Audree expedition wfts pro? tided. Reviews the Kecent Citmpnlgn In the MoronK FeninHiilit. WASHINGTON, June 9.—The situation in the Philippines is described by Otis in the following cablegram: "A result of the movements in Morong province was to drive the insurgents into the mountains, capturing Antipoli and other towns in that section with the point of laud projecting into the bay. They retreated scattered before our advance, leaving twenty-five dead on the field. Our loss was four killed and a few wounded, mostly slightly. The city of Morong only is garrisoned. All other troops have withdrawn. Inhabitants of the provinces profess friendship and ask protection. Large numbers wish to enter Manila, but are refused; the city's population is increasing too rapidly. The leading natives throughout the island, including active insurgent headers, seek permission to send their families tp. Manila, as it is considered the only place of personal security." . PROSPECT OF WAR IN AFRICA. London Fnpers Are Beginning to Tulk Seriously of the Prospect. LONDON, June 9.—Tlie morning papers are beginning to talk quite seriously of the possibility of wr.r in South Africa. Mr. Chamberlain, secretary of state for the colonies, in a speech in the house of commons, announced that his reply to the »p"tition of the uitlanders, which had been held back pending the result of the conference at Bloemfontein, would now be presented to the Transvaal. •.This reply is semi-officially described as "explicit, but conciliatory," but it is believed to be in the nature of a practical ultimatum. The resources of diplomacy are regarded as exhausted \vith the failure of the conference. Nothing is left, it is felt, but a re« 'course to force. Dreyfus Off tor Purls. , CAYENNE, French Guiana, June 11.— The French cruiser 'Sfax left Devil's island at 6:20 yesterday morning witb Dreyfus on board. Conditions of Wheat. WASHINGTON, June 13.—The average condition, of spring wheat is 91,4; win» ter wheat, 07.3; acreage of oats, 7-10 of 1 per cent less than last year. Dreyfus to lie Sent For, PARIS, June 6.—The cabinet council decided that the French second-class cruiser, Sfax, now at Fort de France Martinique, should proceed irarae' diately and bring Dreyfus from the Isle of Devils to France. The cnuser is expected to arrive at Brest June 30 . when Dreyfus will be handed to the mihtary authorities and lodged, in the miljtary prison at Rennes. 9 Votes for Henderson. CHICAGO, June 8.—The Michigan and Kansas republican congressmen

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