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ttPFMB DEB MOJM12& AL0ONA IOWA, WM>N$SDA¥JtTNE 21, 1890, IfUOWl REPORT ON FRUIT. Greens Olvpg Ont Some More StatlttlcA. Moisr.s* .Tune 10.—Secretary Greene* of the State Horticultural So ciety, has given out complete statistics on the condition of the Iowa frui' crop'for the month of June. In reply to the query he sent out as to the damage to the roots of trees, Shrubs, vines or herbaceous perennials during the past winter, the latest reports indicate that there was-no damage done to the roots of trees in the two northern tiers of counties, except in exposed place: where the snow had been blown ofl and the ground between the trees was bare, and that no more damage was done to trees and plants in that section of the state than in an ordinary win ter when the temperature falls to thirty-eight degrees below zero. The injury to the roots of fruit trees Was more severe in the central than in the southern part of the state. The greatest amount of damage is found in a belt nearly five counties wide ex 1 tendintracross the state from the Missouri to the Mississippi river, including Hamilton, Story, f'olk and Warren counties. The counties contiguous to this belt have suffered some loss, but the injury was not so severe as to those included within it. The latest report on the fruit crop is as follows: Apples, 60 per cent; plums, 04 per cent; cherries, S6 percent; currants, 83 per cent; grapes, 31 per cent; raspberries, 57 per cent; blackberries, 19 per cent: strawberries, 55 per cent of an average crop." STATE LOSES GASOLINE CASE. DCS Moines Judge Snyn Wclftbach 1/itnp Has No Monopoly In Town. DrcsMoiNKS. June 10,—Judge Bishop, of the district court, reversed the decision of Justice Halloran in the case of the state of Iowa against C. F. Santee. The suit is a test case to decide whether gasoline can be used for illuminating purposes in any other than the Wellsbach Company's lamp. The law provides that the Wellsbach lamp is the only kind of lamp that can be used to bnrn gasoline in Iowa for illuminating purposes. C. F. Santee, of this city, has been mnnufaetuiing a lamp built on the same basis as the Wellsbach lamp. He sold and used it for illuminating purposes, gasoline being 1 burned. He was arrested on the charge of violating the state law on the initiative of a state oil inspector. The case was tried before Justice Halloran and Santee was found guilty and assessed a nominal fine. Judge Bishop held that, as the lamp manufactured by Santee is built on exactly the same principle as the Wellsbach lamp, this was substantial compliance with the law, and that Santee was not guilty. "If this is not the intent of the law," said the court, "the law creates a monopoly in favor of the Wellsbach company, and is therefore null and void." NEW SCHOOL PLAN. DEATH IN A STORM. Consolidation of Small Districts IB Urged ill Iowa. DES M DISKS, June 17.—R. C. Barrett, state superintendent of public instruction, is preparing to urge upon the county superintendents of the state the consolidation of school districts and the transportation of school children to the central school. The law allows independent districts lying contiguous to each other to consolidate, and an entire rural township may be BO consolidated. Boards of directors of school townships are authorized to maintain schools of a higher order, and the new code allows all school boards to contract with any person outside the board for the transportation of pupils from their homes to the school and back when it will reduce the cost of maintaining the school or give the children additional advantages. Superintendent Barrett is now issuing a circular to the educational public iu which he points out the act- vantages of the consolidation of schools and the organization of higher grade township schools, and providing means for the children to rejich these schools. WEDDING GUESTS POISONED. Between Forty and Fifty Made Seriously ' III. CEDAK RAPIDS, June 17.—Between forty and fifty of the guests who attended the wedding of George J. Prescott and Miss Myrele McClair, at the bride's home, near Robins, were made seriously ill by eating pressed chicken and ice cream served at the wedding supper. The symptoms were those of ptomaine poisoning. Many of those affected were dangerously 511 and it •was feared for a time a number would die. All are now out of danger. General Prak« tilveg 835.0OO. PFB MOINES, June 16.—Ex-Governor F. M. Drake has increased his gifts to Drake University 135,000, The gift is made contingent upon the raising of another $100,000 for the endowment fund of the university. C. F. MeCarty gave $5,000 on the same condition. Chancellor Craig says that helms other liberal gifts in sight, which can not be announced at this time. ,',... Illg CliiBH nt Cornell Collogu. MOUNT VEBNON, June 17.—The forty- second eoromeneeraeut at Cornell College marks the end of the most successful yeur in its history, Fifty-four degrees were conferred in the regular course and sixty special departments and ten master degrees in course. The degree LL. D. was, conferred upon Governor Shaw and Congressman Uen- 4ers,on, President King amiQuneedat the close of the that $350,000 pf the $350,0*0 additional endowment been raised, lecture-ships |n history and Christian mis- frhf«* r«Mon* Kilt«d By k Tornado »t Ball I, Mroodbnrjr County. SAtiX, June. 12.—Three persons met death in a tornado at 5:30 o'clock last evening, after having once secured a place of safety in a cyclone cellar. After remaining in refuge a few moments they fancied the storm had passed end emerged just as the house above them came tumbling in ruins, carrying defith to three and fatal Injury to a fourth. The dead are: John Malloy, a farmer; Mrs. Malloy, his wife; Harry Malloy, nged 10. Injured: BesSie Malloy, aged 18, skull fractured, will die; Thomas Malloy, body hurt; Patrick Malloy, severe bruises. The homes of Phil Berger, Joe Bernard and Patrick O'Neil Were all reduced to kindling wood. The occupants, it is reported, all escaped serious injury. Pat Malloy, who was badly injured, tells a graphic story of the storm. He says houses, barns, live stock and human beings were sucked up by the terrible funnel-shaped cloud, the air n.ppearing to be filled with wrecked buildings and debris for over half a mile high. In the Malloy family there were, besides those killed.and injured, the aged father and mother of John Malloy and seven sons and one daughter, who esca.ped injury. These were still in the cyclone cellar, but were coming out when the house fell upon .hose at the entrance. The family was at supper when the funnel-shaped loud was first seen, and Dick Malloy ;old his parents to go to the cellar, lie ran to the home of Mrs. Casseli. a widow, across the road, to warn her aim her seven children. lie took them :O the cellar and the house was blown away, injuring no one. SEVERE STORM IN IOWA. Tliotisnmlg of Dollar* In Dninnge Reported. MANHON, Tune 10.—A cyclone struck he country five miles oast of Manson Saturday night and destroyed the rarne houses of Ike Cirks, Gust Johnon and a large barn of Fred Mchring. Jthcr damage to barns, dwellings and vind mills was great. A terrific hail storm destroyed the crops, poultry and calves. The damngc will reach into thousands of dollars. Itanium, nine miles east, was visited by a heavy hail and wind storm. The roof of the new creamery was destroyed. All the glass in the north side of the buildings was destroyed. The property loss was heavy. No lives were lost and nobody injured. Cliiro Wan Hard ITIt. DESMOINKS, June 19.—A special from Fort Dodge says the worst storm of hail and rain ever known in that part of the state struck there Saturday evening, doing much damage. At Clare a terrific storm destroyed thousands of dollars worth of property. Cyclone Near Ttodmnn. AT.GOXA, June 10.—A cyclone passed near Rodman, on theBurlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern road, Saturday afternoon. A number of barns and other property were wrecked and many animals killed. Younf; Womnn Drowned. tf, June 18.—A case of drowning is reported from Savanna, in which Miss Eliza Qninn, a well known young woman, lost her life in Rush creek. She went to visit a friend, and in the afternoon started home. She crossed a field and came to the creek which Hows through it. A largo walnut log had been placed over the creek for t'iie benefit of those who desired to cross. When about ten feet from the other side she was seen to trip on the log, and her companion was horrified to see her fall into the water. She quickly went to Miss Quinu's assistance and attempted to grasp the unfortunate girl, but could not do so, and after coming to the surface once the girl was seen no more. ALL OVER THE WORLD DROVE THE REBELS OUT. Americans Stvlm the Hirer nnd Charge and Carry the Trenches. MANILA, June 15.—The Fourteenth Infantry swam the Zapote river and charged and carried the trenches, a heavy fiisilade of artillery preparing the way and covering the crossing. The insnrgents brolte for the woods before the Fourteenth reached them. Almost at the same time the Ninth and Twelfth crossed a bar of the sea and came upon their flank at a point where a body of marines with a Maxim gun landed under protection of the ship's batteries, and fired upon the enemy's rear with demoralizing effect. The Twenty-first crossed the river by the bridge as soon as it could be mended. Sixty-five dead Filipinos were found in the trenches, most of them shot through the head. Several flve*inch smooth bore guns were captured with ammunition marked "U. S. Navy Yard." After crossing the river the troops withdrawn, with the exception of the Nintli nncl Twenty-first, these regiments being left with four guns to guard the bridge. As they were being formed into companies, the insurgents commenced to fire volleys from n. bamboo jungle 300 vartls away. The regimerits were formed into line rapidly and coolly, though under firp. and cheering rushed to. the woods, driving the enemy a mile away, the Filipinos disputing every foot. The Americans estimate ihat 100 insurgents vere killed and 300 wounded. WASHINGTON', June 10.—General Otis cables: "The success of Law ton's roops in Cavito province was greater han at first reported. The enemy, I numbering over 4,000, lost in killed, wounded and captured more tlian one- third. The remainder, much scattered, retreated south to Imns. Of their arsenal of five pieces of artillery, three vere captured. The navy aided great- y on the shore bay, landing forces occasionally. The inhabitants of that country rejoice nt the deliverance and j veledme with enthusiastic demonstrations the arrival of our troops." FOURTEEN WOUNDED. IN GOOD HEALTH, Condition of Otlg'6 Men It Fnr Above the Average Nicw YORK, June 17.—Statements to the effect that the men around Manila are dying off like flies, and that the war department had been compelled to suppress regulation health reports which it was formerly customary to make public, turn out to be gratuitously false, but serve the good purpose of bringing out the fact that the health conditions in the American army under General Otis are not only astonishingly excellent, but have probably never been equaled in any army in the tropical countries, says the Washington correspondent of the Tribune. Compared with that of last summer in Cuba, comparative immunity from death or serious illness, the American troops fighting outside of Manila seems little short of miraculous. From the landing of General Anderson's first military expedition near Cavite .lime 30, last year, up to the last weekly report from Otis dated June 0. there has been only 304 deaths from disease, although his total force lias been forty thousanfl men. In the same period sixty men have died from wounds. In view of the notorious in- salubrity of Manila and its environs these figures are almost ir.credihlc> They challenge contrast with the best English experience in Egypt or in India and they surpass even the excellent conditions that exist in Cuba, where there is no fighting and the neti arc not exposed to the elements, but have comfortable garrisons. Men drowned or who died from injuries received otherwise than in battle are counted in total of 304. This total is interesting compared with that of the men killed outright in action with' Filipinos from February 4 to June 0, covering a period of active hostilities. In those four months with an average of seven thousand men engaged the killed .were 320. This great disparity demonstrates what great improvement has resulted from the experience of tne Santiago campaign, when two thousand men died from disease and only 200 were killed. BLAND IS NO MORE. AinorlciniH Repulse an Attack Lot! by ARiilnnldo In Person. WASHINGTON. June 17.—The war department received a dispatch from Gen. Otis yesterday announcing the repulse of an insurgent attack" on our forces at San Fernando. The rebels were, driven back with a heavy loss. Fourteen Americans were wounded. Another cablegram from Gen. Otis states: "The northern insurgents concentrated in large force near San Fernando and attacked MacArthur's troops. The enemy were quickly repulsed and driven baclc, leaving over 50 dead on the field and a large number wounded. The enemy is in retreat. Our casualties arc 14 wounded, mostly very slight. Preparations for this attack were in progress for several days. It is believed to have been under the personal direction of Aguinaldo." General Fuuston's brigade of Kansas, Montana and General Hall's brigade, the Seventeenth regiment and the Iowa, regiment, constituted the force engaged.- REINFORCEMENTS TO BE SLOW Fatal Aci-ldent at Unbiique. DunuQUK.June 17. — Herman Dement, a prominent clothing- dealer of Dubuque, met a sudden and frightful death. He was riding his bicycle, and when attempting to cross the track of the Light and Traction Street Car Company, in some way he was thrown from his wheel in front of a car coining from the opposite direction and was instantly killed, his body being terribly mangled. Tho funeral of Mrs. Maggie Neal, which occurred from the homo of her father, J. S. Davis, at Sixteenth and Ilubbell streets, Des Moines, recently, adds another victim to the roll of fatality of those who recently partook of wood alcoholatapicnicnear Mingo, Jasper county, Mrs. Neal, with her husband, resided in Mingo, and is understood to have been one of a party who attended the picnic some time since in the vicinity of the town, and j it is said that eight of the crowd in attendance upon that occasion arc now dead while four are very low and may not recover, one of them being the husband of Mrs. Neal. It is reported that the cause of death in each case was the poisonous effect of wood alcohol which the parties drank, being unable to procure any other stimulant and being ignorant of the deadly effect npon the human system. Philippine Army Cannot He Increased to :15,OOO Jlnforc August 1. WASHINGTON, June 17.—Under the most favorable circumstances, it will bo hardly possible for the government to increase its army in the Philippines up to the 35,000 limit before the first of August. About 0,000 of the troops destined for this service arc still in this country and will not be able to reach the scene of action for five or six weeks. The ollicials of the war department are making every effort, however, to expedite their departure. Unless present plans miscarry, four transports will leave San Francisco for Manila before the end of the month. Herron Will Stay, GIUNNKI.I,, June 14.— The Iferron controversy, so far as the Io\y.a col- lego trustees are con cevned, /will not come to iv conclusion thta'year. The matter was scarcely more than men tioned m the meeti no test of strength, element scored threJ times during the meeting, however, ll'liey elected two trustees, Rev. E. M.fVHtum, pastor ojt the Grinnell CongrCKatiopal church, an,d Frank, {, Herrip» flf PCS Momes, both of wbom arof**elaime4 to b.e , and there was i'he anti-IIerron DEATH IN A COAL MINE. Eleven Killed nt <>lae« Iluv, Cane lire ton. HALIFAX, N. S., June 17.—A disaster occurred in the Caledonia mine of the Dominion Coal Company, at Glace Bay, Cape Breton, According to an official account, there were two explosions, the first killing six men and the second five. Fire started near what is known as the deep pump, the cause being unknown. Six men who were on their way out were overcome by on explcs- iop of fire damp and suffocated where they fell. Three-quarters of an hour later a party of men were on their way to the scene of the fire, headed by Thomas Johnston, the underground manager, when an explosion of gas occurred, by which they were killed instantly. Frovislonul Court for Porto Rico. SAN JUAN, Porto Rico, Juno 18.—Governor General Davis has signed an order establishing a provisional court hero and has appointed N. B. C. Pettingil presiding judge, with two army officers as assistants and J, M. Keedy as prosecuting attorney. The Occupation of I'aramiquo. MANiiiA, June 13.—Filipino occupation of the province of Cavite has been broken, and, as a result of the present movement, the Americans now control the important coast towns pf Para- iiiique and Las Pimis, while a long line of insurgent trenches facing our north Hue has been cleared, Went is wtrlcily Jw tl'e Game, CHICAGO, June H.-r-Senator w. B. Allison, of low a, is in Chicago. He says the republican leaders of (he west hecpjgnjng t,aj4sfl<?<l the vice presi- >yUl come wesfc Great Silver Advocate Dead at Ills Missouri Home. LKHANON, Mo., June 10.—After a long sleep of thirty-two hours, Hon. U. P. Bland died at his home in Lebanon at 4:30 o'clock yesterday' morning. Mr. Bland had been hovering between life and death for many days, indications sometimes pointing to recovery and at other times giving his relatives and friends little grounds for hope. Ho had, however, been considerably better the past week and until he lapsed into a state of semi- unconsciousness three days ago it was thought the turning point had been reached and he would recover. In 1SG5 Mr. Bland located at'Holla, Mo., where he practiced with his brother, now Judgn C. C. Bland, of the St. Louis court of appeals. After three years he moved to Lebanon. He continued actively in his profession until his election to congress in 1872. He took his seat in 187!) in the Forty-third comrress. and served in the Forty- fourth, Forty-fifth. Forty-sixth, Forty- seventh, Forty-eighth, Forty-ninth, Fiftieth, Fifty-first, Fifty-second, Fifty-third, and was elected to the Fifty- fifth congress as a silver democrat, re- reiving O4.(!0r> votes, as against ID.754 votes for T. D. Hubbard, republican. MORE VIGOROUS CAMPAIGN. SujppresHloit nf tho Filipinos must lie Accomplished Boon. NKW YOEK, June 10.—According to a Washington correspondent of the Journal and Advertiser, two important decisions were made at the cabinet meeting held just before the president started for ITolyoke, referring to the campaign in the Philippines. First, that in view of the strength of Aguinaldo in the north as developed in dispatches from General Otis, the aggressive, campaign against the rebel chief must be renewed with vigor; second, that the army and navy must co-operate to maintain a tight blockade of Luzon in order to prevent tho landing of supplies ot any character for the rebel forces. President MoKinley expressed surprise that the rebel forces should bo able apparently to procure inexhaustible supplies of arms and ammunition, and directions were cabled Watson to co-operate with General Otis in trying to prevent the landing of munitions of war on tho island of Luzon. Colored Troops Ordered to Philippines. WASHINGTON, June 15.—The war department has issued an order for tho Twenty-fourth and Twenty-lifth regulars to proceed to San Francisco, preparatory to being sent to Manilla, except four companies each, which, with other troops, are redistributed through the west to cover the ground vacated by the troops sent to the Philippines. The department announces that the plan of leaving four companies of regiments sent to active service will bo followed hereafter, in order that when the men from any regiment become invalided, they may return to their home stations for light duty with former comrades. Thirty People Reported Drowned. STETTIN, June 17.—On the river Oder, off the village of Zuellchew, the passenger steamer Bluechcr was ran into and sunk by the steamer Poolitz. Thirty are reported drowned and ten saved. To Fight the Trusts, THEN-TON, N. J., June 15.—A letter has been received by Governor Voor- hces from Governor Sayers of Texas, inviting him and Attorney General Gray to the conference of governors and attorney generals at St. 'Louis, September 20, to consider the question pf trusts. According to Gove.nor !Sayer.s, the trust is to be discussed with a view to adopting some method to "force those in existence into dissolution and to prevent their further creation." Doing gpod is & great) personal en- TOWNS WIPED OUT. WU. Coord man and New Richmond, I>entrojcd. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., June 13.—A special from Stillwater to the Tribune says: New Richmond was almost wined out of existence by one of tha most severe cyclones that ever visited that locality. It carried mill nnd death in its path. The news of the disaster vms broucrht here by J. A. Carroll, a traveling man from Port* nge, Wis., who was stopping at the Nicoliet hotel in New Richmond when the cyclone struck. He saw the .funnel-shaped clotul ns it came up the principal street and took refuge in the basement of the hotel, which was completely Wrecked, together with every other business house in the town. Mr. Carroll furl her says that fire followed tho Cyclone and that what was left of the town is being consumed by the flame?. Many people are doubtless killed and the da.m- age will run into hundreds of thousands of dollars. MINSK ATOMS, June 13.—A dispatch from North Wisconsin Junction says: A courier from Boardman. just in, reports that the whole town has been wiped ofTtiie earth, many injured and possibly some killed. It is known that Dave ITefferon is severely injured and his wife killed. MINNEAPOLIS, June 13.—It is rumored that 250 were hilled in the cyclone at Richmond, Wis. The storm split between the Twin Cities, the dangerous part going north and east over Hudson and New Ilichmond. The other division of the storm did little damage near Glencoe and points southeast of here. ST. PAUI,. June 14.—A reporter of the Dispatch, who went to New Richmond, Wis.. on the first relief train jios returned. He fully confirms the reports of the dread fu' calamity which visited that place. The pretty little town is almost totally wiped from the map. Of the 2,500 inhabitants, 200 lie dead amongst ruins of their homes, about 1,000 injured, many fatally, and scarcely two score escaped without some especial reminder'of the storm's awful wrath. Five hundred buildings, the finest in the town, were food for the elements, and when the storm passed, about the only structures of any note standing were the Catholic and Baptist churches. Not a residence was left untouched and few people of the town did not receive injuries. The lumber yards went up in the clouds, liu»'e planks being sliced into shingles. A large iron bridge over Apple river was blown into fragments and parts distributed along the bauks for half a mile awnv. TERRIBLE HAVOC OF STORM. List of Dead Will Reach at Least 1OO and Possibly 8OO. NHW RICHMOND, Wis., Juno 14.—The tornado that has swept out of existence this prosperous little city is the most disastrous in point of fatality ever occurring in this section. The exact number of dead i.s unknown, but it will certainly reach one hundred, and very probably will considerably exceed that figure. As they were recovered the bodies were brought to the school house or to the Catholic or Congregational churches. Thence they are to be taken to the cemetery, except in a few where homes still stood in which the remains can be kept for a few hours. The list of dead is gradually increasing, and it seems that one hundred may be the minimum estimate of the dead, while the list of the injured will reach and perhaps exceed 200. It is the average resident of New Richmond who estimates the loss of life most seriously. They claim that hundreds tire missing who were buried in the ruins and there incinerated. One such i.s C A. Nelson, who owned tho Columbian restaurant. His estimate of the loss is 400 dead. He says that'when the rain storm which preceded the cyclone broke, not less than twenty persons rushed into his place for shelter. He i.s positive that not more than four besides himself escaped. Postmasters' Palarlox Increased. WASHINGTON, June 17.—The post- office department has just completed ts work of readjusting the salaries of postmasters at presidential offices for the year beginning January 1. There ire 4,034 presidential offices, as against 3,831 last year. The salaries of 1,70!) postmasters will be increased, and thq pay of 311 will be decreased. The increase will aggregate $313,800, as compared with 8185,500 last year at 1,478 offices, and the reductions will read) v total of $25,aoo, as against $35,600 'ost year at 299 offices. In Iowa the salaries of 113 offices will be increased. There are no reductions. Trichina in American Pork. WASHINGTON, June 17.—United States Consul General Winslow, at Stock- lolm, reports that trichinosis has been found in a piece of American pork. Stockholm is a good market, ho says, for American meat.bntit will be spoiled by careless packing. Servian Villages Invaded. BEI.GKA.THS, June 17.—A number of Albanian bands,, assisted by 3,000 i'urkish regular troops, are reported to have attacked a number of Servian villages in the Javlonitza district. It .s added that during the fighting a arge number of men were killed and wounded ou both sides. Tlie Turks, t is pointed out, being in superior 'orce, overpowered the frontier guards ana blockaded three villages. A force, pf .Servian regular troops has been ordered to the scene of th« conflict, »vHh, ctnlers to repulse the Invaders. TORNADO AT HfettMAN, Mfifi,. the tittle tlllnge Badly DAwag:«d fltftny Casualties Ocenr. . OMAHA. June 14. — A tornado struck the town of Herman, in Washington. county and wiped the place out of ex-- sistence. Herman is a place of about. 300 inhabitants in the extreme Softh"- ern part of Washington county. It is. on the line of the Chicago, St. Pawl, Minneapolis & Omaha railway. A new slandptpe weighing twenty tons was carried a. block and a half and a. large iron safe was carried two blocks^ The main street of the town is a mass of debris. A relief train from Blair- came back to the city with ninty-five homeless citizens. Nothing was left. standing in Herman but a school house, the hotel and one or two more or less damaged houses. The entire business portion of the town was. blown into an immense mass of wreckage. It is believed that a dozen were killed and a large number- \younded. OMAHA, Neb., June 15. — A special. from Herman says: Ten persons dead, twenty-five injured, five of whom will die, and half of the remainder suffering from very serious wounds, sums. up tlie list of casualties resulting from. the cyclone that wrecked this place on Tuesday night. MAY ACHIEVE SOMETHING. London Times Correspondent Hopeful of' Pence Conference. LONDON, June 10.—The correspond-- cnt of the Times at The Hague, remarking upon the "changed outlook,"' says: "It now seems possible that the- conference may achieve some substan-- tiat practical results and conclude its labors earlier than was expected. The arbitration commission is now making satisfactory progress. To-day (Thursday) there is a fresh proposal in, tlie air, which may be safely attributed to Sir Julian Ptinncofote. This consists in making The Hague the- seat of a permanent bureau, composed of the resident ministers of foreign states, with the Dutch foreign minister as president. 1 venture to predict, that the plan will be favorably received on all sides a.nd contribute to- the success of arbitration." KRUGER'S PLAN ACCEPTED. Tho Volksrand Will Submit Them to tho People, PHETOIUA, June 10.—The volhsraad,! has decided to accept President Krn-- ger's franchise proposals and i-efer- them to thepeoplebcfoveputting them, into operation. President Kruger, in thanking the raad, said: "In these- troublesome times, we do not know what i.s going to happen." England, he added, had not made even one little- concession, and he could not give more. He reminded the rancl that God had always stood by them. War, he said, he did not want, but he would not re-- linquish anything more. In conclud-- ing, he called them all to witness that ' though their independence had once- been removed, God had restored it. DEAD AT NEW RICHMOND. Official Kecord of tho Victims of the Tornado is Now 125. NKW RICHMOND, Wis., June 19. —It is now possible to give a fairly accurate- summary of the death and destruction wrought by the tornado here. The official list of known dead contains 102 names. Five unidentified bodies were. buried, besides some parts of bodies, A conservative estimate of bodies still in the ruins i.s 15, bringing the total loss of life to about 125. The best es»- timate of the loss of property in this city and vicinity is $750,000. New Treaty is Made. WASHINGTON, June 17. — A new treaty between the United States and Great. Britain, covering a reciprocity with tho British West Indian colony, Barbadoes has been signed. This is the first reciprocity treaty under the Ding- Icy tariff, and of a series sought by the British West Indian colonies, Jamaica, Guiana and Bermuda. Watson at Hong Kong. WASiih\GTON,D.C.,JunelO. AVatson has arrived at Hong and taken command of the Asiatic squadron, relieving Captain Barker, of the Oregon, who has been in charge since Admiral Dewey sailed from Manila. Captain Barker will return to the United States on a mail steamer, U. S. PATENT OFFICE BUSINESS DES MOINKS, June 13.— Applications prepared and prosecuted by us have been allowed during the week as fol» lows: For an automatic valve for stock watering fountains. Rev. C. Pel- inulder, Grant City, Ja,, inventor. For a duplex latch for doors leading to elovators'in mines and buildings by which it is made impossible to 'open the door when the floor of tho elevator cage is not ou a level with the floor from which persons step to enter the cage. S.lTisher.of Des Moinos.inventor, For an ehptic spring in which each leaf has cambers at its center that overlay each other in such a manner that they are adapted to be securely clamped together and kept in placa by means of a yoke made of two parts fatted thereto and detachablv connected by means of pin and key.'F. A. Miller, of Marshalltown. inventor. Corresponderieo solicited. Questions cheerfully answered. Valuable information for inventors in printed matter and advice, free, THOMAS G. OBWIG & Co., .** Registered Solid torsj>f_Patents. Had Train Wreck. CHICAGO, June 13.— As the Chicago, Rock Island & pacific westbound ex« press train pulled into Geneseo, III., 100 miles south of Chicago, three cara left the track and crashed into a stock tram standing on the siding. Fifteen persons wero injured, three passopger cars demolished and a stock train locomotive_disabled. er Gots l-oug Sentence. A'icw YOHK, June 17.— George Bar, found guilty ou the charge ot rteen years and ten the «t w (e penitentiary, ..,- . *. •

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