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TttE tTPPEtt DM M01NE8! ALGONA IOWA, WEDNESDAY JUNE 28, 1899. HEWS IN IOWA fcORtrlMAst 15WA Mftcft ttato&ge tonne In Oclweln fttid Vicinity. v June §3.—this city find tvas visited by the Worst fctorm of the season YVednesday evening, It carHe from the southwest and •when it was t>ver it was found that much d a m n ge h ad been d on e. A1 ar & e boarding house being erected by Mr. Coojran. was entirely demolished, ns •Was also a new residence under process oi construction by C. E. Ross. A email residence owned by J, F. Morton was blown from its foundation, ns •Were also three residences owned by a gentleman named Russell. A small barn belonging to W, F. Kent wns blown -down and -many ot.lier barns ftnd residences in the city were wrecked or moved from their fotlnda- tions. 1'he entire front of a frame building used by the Hotel Mealy as a sample room was blown into the street, while window lights in all parts of the city were blown in and residences and stores flooded with water. Advices from the country show great damage to buildings, stock and crops. URGED TO FIOHT TRUSTS. Attorney General Reinley's Ailvloo to I>Cal OfflclnlB of CountlcK. DES MOINES, Juno 23.—Attorney General Ilcmley took an advanced position against trusts in addressing the county attorneys of Iowa at their first annual meeting. Tie urged vigorous prosecutions of all illegal combinations, asserting that thny are a menace to the continuance of tho republic. Among other things he said: Socialism follows m tho wake of trusts. The French revolution was a logical sequence of concentration into the hands of the church and the nobles of the greater part of the lands and wealth of Franco. I do not say such a condition is near at hand in our country, but I firmly believe the pendulum if swinging in that direction. You can do your sta.te no better service than by either demonstrating the non-existence of unlawful pools and trusts in the state, or bringing tho guilty parties to justice. For yoin- own sake, for tho sake of the people who have trusted and honored you, you cannot shirk the responsibility if yon wish to. Yon should and you will, to the best of your ability, faith ; fully and patriotically go after all trusts and combinations organized against the laws of the state and country. MILITARY POST. Said That DCS lUoIncs Will Secure n. Cuvali-y Post. DES MOINES, 'June 24.—DCS Moines will have the military post. It will be located on the Ingersoll tract, lately known as the new cemetery ground. There are 1C8 acres in this tract, which lies about one mile and a half west of Drake university and just north of Wavcland park. The military post is a sure thing for Des Moines. It will be a cavalry post, in all probability. Congressman Hull, when here a month ago, stated that it was the intention of congress to establish a cavalry post somewhere in the west, and that Des Moines could have it if land was furnished. It has been decided finally that the city shall give the Ingersoll tract to the government, on condition that the post, be located in the capital city of Iowa. NEW RAILROAD FOR IOV/A. fAne to Connect Itiirllngtoii \VItli Iowa Ceii trul. Btmr-lNQTON, June 25.—If present plans are realized, Burlington will have a new railroad by October 1. It will be known as the Iowa. & Missouri railroad, and will connect with the Iowa Central at Elrick. W. R. Stewart, a millionaire railroad man of New York and president of the Muscatine North & South railroad, is most largely interested in the road. He met with the Burlington citizens and told them if $J,OOOjOOO in stock was subscribed by them and the terminals and right of way in the city furnished the road would be built. This wns practically agreed to, and the work will commence as soon as the franchise and right-of-way can be procured. CANADA FOLLOWS IOWA, Toronto Now Han 11 Dully Paper for $1 it Year. Djss MOINKS, June 26.—-One of the daily papers of Toronto, Out., 'has reduced its price to 81 a year, following the example of the Des Moines Daily News, EJmira, N. Y., also has a dollar daily. The phenomenal success of the Des Moines dollar daily, which is now clearing $1,000 a month, is expected to lead to the establishment of numeious Collar dailies. Hurglai-B at Turn. FOR? DODGE, June 24,-—Burglars entered the postpffice at Tara and succeeded in making off with some booty. The office is located in the store of Oliver Wood, and in addition to a small amount of stamps some merchandise was taken. There is no clue M) the identity of the burglars. TITO loivu Girls In SOUTH HAin.KV, Mass., June 21.— f resident Mcjtin'ey participated in tlie comnieneeineut exercises of M,t, Ilol- yoke college, awarding the diplomas tp the sepipr class, among whom was IjSe niece, JMiss Grace McKinley, and ftecepting in a brief address the degree Of doctor of civil laws conferred upon hto by the college. Two Iowa girls were handed their diplomas by ?resir dent M0?Cinley himself at M.t. flolyphe icaUefre, They .were J3 ugen ie B I'oek mi fc, of Cedar Rapids, ami Jeupie Kelso, pf i, \ ROASt FRdM COWNtE. Straight Tnlk to Stnt* Abont Their DK9 MolSfts, June 22.—''I am deter' mined that Our state farms shall no longer be an eye-sore to the community atid thi people at largej" declared John Cownie, member of the state board of control, at the session.of the state superintendents ot Iowa institutions, held at the capitol building. "The weeds, the burs, the trash and the old, dilapidated machinery have got to go. I never saw such plowing in all my life as is to bo found on the farms of the Iowa institutions," continued Mr. Cownie. "It -seems that instead of trying to plow a straight, even furrow,' the man at the plow has tried to btiild ditches and throw \ip breastworks in anticipation of an attack from the Filipinoc. Last year your oats instend of being stacked were left in the field to rot. The corn crop this year will be a perfect failure on account of the management failing to secure seed corn at the proper time. Any amount of swine was lost last year by having no buildings to protect them from the cold. Ilnndredsof bushels of potatoes were lost last year because they were not protected from the cold. The price wo are paying for the farm nianatrer of $35 per month and board is too much for some of them, but not enough for the right, kind of a mnn. Salaries should bo made upon the success obtniiicd." In conclusion Mr. Cownie said; "There must bo an improvement, in the management of the state farms, and in their cultivation. A war of extermination must be waged on the weeds. The superintendents will have the hearty support of the board and it would stand shoulder to shoulder with them until the state farms stood without a peer or without a rival." After Mr. Cownic's remarks a general discussion was had. Some of the superintendents claimed that it was the fuult of the legislature that the farms were not better equipped, while others complained of the wages as adopted by the board for farm hands, saying that hands could not be secured for $20 per month which is the limit and one or two farms are without help of au^ kind. M'LEAN ACCEPTS PLACE. Ho Will Bo 1'rcHldent of tho Iowa. SUit.t University. IOWA CITY, June 20. — The following telegram has been received: "Have sent Judge Babb, chairman of the regent's committee, the following dispatch: "'After mature deliberation and convinced. of Iowa's opportunity, I accept presidency. Leave loyal rccrents, united faculty and prosperous iiniver- sity with assurance of finding thesamn in Iowa with greater possibilities. I trust the people will be co-operative, not expecting too much.'" (Signed) " "Gioo. E. MACLEAN." IOWA BOYS WOUNDED. In A TL\Bt Received of Those Wounded the Philippines. WASHINGTON, June 22. — General Otis reports the following among those wounded in the recent fighting: Fifty- first Iowa — Company C, David Willing, of Glen wood, forearm, moderate; Company D, Nathan D, Roekefellow, of Glenwcod, lung, severe; Company D, Charles E. Lucas, of Knoxville, ear, slight; Company D, Louis S. Woodruff, of Knoxville, finirer. slight; Company K, Corporal Lon D. Sheets, of Corning, thigh, severe. Accident on IMiigcntlne Koacl. MUSCATINE, June 25, — A passengei train on the Muscatinc & Monte/.uma division of the Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern road was wrecked on a ten-foot embankment, two miles beyond the city limits, by a broken engine truck, the engine rolling down the bank and both coaches leaving the rails. The injured are: Charles Heller, engineer, Muscatine, right arm broken; William 13. Houx, fireman, Muscatine, ribs b'-oken, scalded and bruised, serious; Rev. W. A. Schmin- ley, Ashkum, 111., head cut, hand injured and bruised. Storm at llrooklyn, BROOKLYN, June 24. — A tornado struck town. Sidewalks were picked up and twisted to pieces and thrown across the streets. Trees a foot in diameter were blown down rnd large plate glass windows were smashed in. It is reported that cast of town a large new barn on the farm of John Steir.- helper was blown down, and another on the farm of M. J. Cain. It was the worst storm that has struck the town for years. _ KUEVITJES. The burned district in Janesville is being rebuilt with substantial brick structures. The body of Adolph Ivruger was found in the yard of the Cassidy homestead in Council Bluffs a few days ago. Near his right hand was a revolver and just above the ear on the right side of the liead a bullet hole was found. On a sheet of paper enclosed in a -blank envelope was found a note to read: "I am Adolph Kruger, from Crestou, la., COO South Elm street." The dead man was a much In* ist and had been, in the employ of the Burlington road in the shops at Creston. Emma, the ISryear-old daughter of George Cook, was killed in a runaway two miles west of Oxford a few days ago. She was driving a, blind horse, when L. Jfewkirk, iv young roan, ilroye swiftly past, The Crip- sui ger children, who were with the Coqlc girl, claim be frightened "their horse with his whip. The horse ran away, thrpwing all the children out. Emma Book's neck was broken, while the others were - slightly injured. Jnewkjyk, they say, drove on, not stopping to learn of the damage, ALL OVER THE WORLD CZAR'S NEW PLAN* ttlg Agent says He Boesn't Expect iJlg- nrtnnment nt PrcKont. TriK HAGUE, June 25.—M. de Staal, president of the peace conference, at a meeting- of the committee* introduced the Russian proposals looking to the arrest of armaments, and read a declaration disclaiming all intention of proposing a reduction of the armaments at present. But, he added, he was of the opinion that if a standstill could be agreed upon a reduction would Soon come itself. All the powers, he explained, had conferred with the czar relative to the immense evils of armed peace, and he, M. de Staal, now appealed to them to devote their energies toward the arrest of the continual increase in the cost of armed peace, which, he asserted, cost more than a tremendous wan Colonel Gilinsky of the Russian delegation moved that the powers should enter into an tinder- standing for a term of, say five years, not to increase the effective of the peace footintr of their forces, with the exception of the colonial troops, and not to increase the amount of their military budgets beyond their present figure. IOWA MAN KILLEU IN BATTLE. Walter Wngnar, Company A, J''lfty-lli-Ht Town, JJIcn on l.he Field. WASHINGTON, Juno 20.—The war department has received from Gen. Otis the list of deaths and injuries. Five are reported killed in the engagement atZapote, June IB. The regular weekly list of deaths from wounds and other causes was also forwarded. The list of wounded is unusually long, including forty-eight men injured since June 3. Among those who died on the field of battle at Zapote was Walter Wagner, Company A, Fifty-first Iowa. Walter Wagner was the first member of the Fifty-first Iowa to lose his life on the field of battle. At the time of his death ho was detached from the regiment, having volunteered, with four others of his company, to serve with the Hawthorne mountain battery. The service was a dangerous one, and volunteers were asked from each company. Of the number who volunteered from Company A, Wagner was one of the five chosen. RECRUITS ARE PLENTIFUL. Five Thousand Men Are lit the Frcnldlo A \vtil tin B Transport.i(Ion. WASHINGTON, June 20 —It is said by officials at tho war department interested in t'.ie recruiting movement that this work is progressing with pleasing rapidity. Recruit..* have been received at the rate of 1,000 a week for the past three weeks and there are now at the Presidio, at Sa.n Francisco, about 5,000 men awaiting transportation to the Philippines Many of these are old soldiers and tho others arc being rapidly drilled and broken in. The army is now pi aetically recruited up to its maximum of 65,000 men, but it is understood that the recruiting at the present rate will be kept up for some time, or at least till the department receiveu further advices from General Otis. DICTATOR'S BOLD MOVE. Aguiimldo 18 IMaSHlnsr Hit Forces Against Sail Fernando. MANILA, June 23. — Aguinaldo does not seem to be satisfied with the attempt, of the insurgents to retake San Fernando and he has taken command of General Luna's army and has massed the largest rebel force yet mobilized, bringing 2,000 men from the anti- polo frogion, and ho is exceedingly troublesome. His men wounded two members of tho Seventeenth regiment. Gen. Mae Arthur's men are constantly on tho alert to repel any attacks by tho rebels, sleeping upon their arms. The general sincerely hopes that the Filipinos will givehhn another chance for a battle for the soldiers really enjoy an opportunity to fight them when they can do so without wading through the swamps to cateh them. nig Steel Contract. PiTTBnuna, June 2-1, — A statement is published that the Carnegie Steel company has contracted with Russia to furnish 180,000 tons of steel rails for the Siberian road and the Chinese extension. Such contract is said to be the largest single contract for rails ever made, It would take two and a half years to fill, at a cost of nearly &r>, 000,000. Members of the firm refuse to deny or affirm the truth of the report. _ Uov. Itoogevelt Offers Troops. KANSAS CITY, June 24. — Gov. Roosevelt, sent President McKinley a dispatch saying that in the event of the president callinjr for volunteers for service in the Philippines, New York is prepared to furnish all the men the government might ask for and asking that that state be (riven an opportunity to do so. __ Yellow Jnclc lit Santlng'o. WASHINGTON, June 22. — Yellow fever has broken out at Santiago, as is shown by a dispatch from Gen. Brooke at Havana, who reports two deaths at Santiago, one on the 18th and one on the 19th, of that disease in the Fifth infantry. _____ _ : Qcn, Miles Talks. . NEW .YORK, J une 21, — "The situation in the Philippines is very serious, "said Gen. Nelson A- Miles, at the Wftlc]orf' Astoria. "I know nothing concerning $he story that the war department is suppressing news from Manila. Hut everybody knows that things ave very serious there. The question of issuing a call for volunteers has not, IbeHeve, been decided. I do not care to discuss the Philippine mutter, I »m here, en private business. _ ' TO CALL VOLUNTEERS. Reported <i Cnll Wilt Bo T«gne4 for at Leant Nine Reglnieiitft. WASHINGTON, June 34.—President McKinley has decided to call for volunteers for service in the Philippines. It has been decided to form at least nine regiments, and possibly twelve. For the present the president deems nine or ten regiments enough, and it is understood this number is based on the representations made by General Otis, who is said to liave recently amended his estimate of the force he will need in maintaining peace in the islands. There are now 23.000 regulars in the Philippines and there will shortly be a reinforcement of n.t least 7,000. This furnishes General Otis with the army hedesired in the earlier estimates from Manila. Lately, however, lie has had occasion to revise these figures and under tlie influence of the more liberal estimates of General Law ton and other advisers, he has informed the Washington officials that the presence of 12,tiOO or 15,000 volunteers to supplement the force of regulars will be a safeguard. Actual enlistment for the new volunteer regiments will be under the army officers and the records will be similar to those which attended the recruiting of the volunteers at the outbreak of the late war. It is probable the com* pany strength will be maximum and thus give nine regiments a volunteer force of at least 12,000. The call for troops will be issued as soon as the necessary arrangements for a recruiting system can bo made. SYMPATHY FOR TRANSVAAL. SICK MEN SENT TO THE FRONT Warlike IMcasuroR liclng Taken In Ornnjjt Free Slain. Br.OKMFONTKiN, 'Orange Free State, June 24.—The volksraad of the Orange Free State has voted 0,870 pounds for tho increase of artillery, tents and other military supplies. A resolution was adopted directing the govern.ment to adopt tho Mauser rifle as the national weapon. The volksraad also voted £22,500 for ammunition and a further sum of £30,950 for other war material. Trade with Capo Town and Johannesburg is at a comparative standstill. The Germans who are in sympathy with the Transvaal are holding meetings at which they adopted resolutions requesting Germany to intercede in behalf oi Pretoria. LONDON, June 21.—The Shropshire regiment has been ordered to bold itself in readiness for immediate env barkation for Cape Town. The Co log-no Gazette stales that the Boei government has placed orders within the last few clays with Krupp for 2! quick-firing guns, a,nd several of heavier calibre for fort artillery. FRENCH CABINET STATEMENT. Ministers Sny They Accept Ofllco to Defend the Public. I PAIUS, June 26.—Thrf'cabinet sent a circular to tho prefects, saying thq new ministry had been formed to defend the public and that it puts aside all partisan feeling, -which example should be followed by the prefects. The latter are urged to promptly inform the government of all facts affecting the respect of the established institutions and public order, and be ready in case of need to act promptly on their own responsibility. Minister of War Qallifet also sent a circular to generals as follows: "I have been forced, to my great regret, to leave my retreat to assume under the eyea of this republic, responsibility for the army. I am greatly honored and in no wise frightened and I beg you not to forget that I am responsible also for the chiefs of the army, the same as they are responsible to me for all which occurs within their commands. I count, therefore, on you, as you count on mo." CONE TO THE SWAMPS. Insurgent Army Again Kvades tlie American T'roonH. MANILA, June 22. — The insurgent army has taken to the swamps and hills beyond Imus, The largest force is supposed to be in the neighborhood of San Francisco de Malabon, holding a position more toward the lake or toward the coast, according as exigencies demand. The heavy rains that fall nightly make campaigning un« comfortable. The roads are still good, but the rice fields adjoining them are pools of water. The Filipinos will not fight unless they cnn meet our troops in positions most advantageous to themselves or take our reconnoitering parties in ambush. Yellow Fever at 1'aiiama. COI,ON, Colombia, June 24. — Twenty deaths from yellow fever out of forty cases, have occurred in the 'city of Panama since the first of May. Six eases are now under treatment, but strong hopes are entertained that the disease there will soon be eradicated. Alger in tho Jttice. DETROIT, Juno 24,— Governor PSngree gave out a public statement to tho effect that he has combined with Alger in the interests of the latter's senatorial candidacy. Tho platform of the campaign will be in opposition to the trusts nnd senatorial elections by popular vote. _ ^^ France HUB * Weyp Ct»blniet. I PARIS, June 83.— Wai deck* |jeu. having complete^ a cabinet; «?»Hft4 f>,n Loubet yesterday with h»§ ta the Woprts, CAIRO, Egypt, June 23,—The khalifa has been defeated with a heavy 'loss, with natives friendly to the British. He flod to the woods with a few fol» lowers, Bis capture is imminent. JtlotS ) u JJoiubuy, BOMBAY, Jun$ Sl.^-A, riot in soxithern India spread tp Travancore, where the police were severely beaten and were forced to retire. The rioters seized arms and ftrnr»unUio«, They are cutting off the ears of their opponents to their, ear-rings wore espedU Oyer 400 houses, were bu,rue4. AUSTRALIAN FEDERATION. Finally Completed After Fifty Years ot Agitation. LONDON, June 22.—The .secretary of state for the colonies, Joseph Chamberlain, in tho house of commons, announced amid cheers that New South Wales had voted in. favor of federation by a large majority. The London Times and other morning papers contain editorials in a congratulatory vein regarding the Now South Wales vote, which insures the success of Australian federation, inasmuch as the results in Victoria and Queensland area foregone conclusion. The consunir mation of Australian federation has been the object of Australian politicians for nearly fifty years. It is the policy of Great Britain to encourage such federation in its colonies a.s was adopted by tho dominion of Canada. At present the provinces of Australia have seuerate policicsand laws. Each colony has its own independent governor and parliament. GARRISON REMOVED. American SolillerH nt Santiago Taken to the IllllH. SANTIAGO, Cuba,, June 23.—In consequence of the outbreak of yellow low fever, the garrison of the United States troops here has been removed from the old Spanish barracks to a camp in the hills, on the road to El Morro. Thus far four soldiers have died of yellow fever and there are 18 cases in the hospitals. One civilian has succumbed to the disease and there are three, civilian suspects. Four companies of the Fifth infantry are the only troops hero at present. All have been disinfected on the now fumigat' ing ship. PEACE GIVEN CLEVELAND. Satisfactory Settlement of tho Great Strike. CLEVELAND, O., June 20.—An agreement between tho Consolidated Street Railway Company and its striking- employes has been reached. The agreement provides for the hearing of grievances and a resort to arbitration in case the men and the company cannot agree, and it also provides for the reinstatement of practically 80 per cent of tho old men at once, the remainder, except those who have boon guilty of violence, being placed on the waiting list BOERS WILL FlOHT. Desperate Nncrt of Soldleri At SAD Fernando. CHICAGO, June 25.^— A special to the Chronicle from Marinetta, Wis., says: High D. McCoshan, for years a resident of this city, and now serving as sergeant in Company II, First South j Dakota volunteers, in the Philippines, in a letter dated at Manila, May 12, and addressed to Joseph Lnurrman, a local merchant, says: "Two days after San Fernando was taken our regiment had but 190 men on the line, the remainder being 1 dea.d, sick or woundetl. General MacAi'thur complained of the number of men sick, other regiments being in the same shape as ours, and Major Potter was sent into Manila to rush men to the front. Acting under instructions, he sent out 308 men. Of these thirty were were unable to reach the depot, a milo distant, many of them fainting on the way, sumo twenty-eight or thirty ultimately arriving at San Fernando in worse condition than when sent to Manila, tho others being sent back by surgeons along the line of railroad, who saw at a glance that they were in a precarious condition. I can prove by the records of the hospital that men were ordered to the front whose temperature was 103 degrees and men from other regiments fared no better." Say» War is Wot Popular. Nir-wYoHic, June 25. —United States Senator J. B. Foraker, of Ohio, who was a late arrival at the Waldorf- Astoria, said: "We seem to have a harder job on our hands in the Philippines than we anticipated. I don't .believe the newspapers are getting all the news received nt th« war department, but I know nothing of it personally. If more men and money are wanted congress will provide the means. The war is not popular though." U. S. PATENT OFFICE BUSINESS DBS'MOINES, Juno 20.—Applications prepared ami prosecuted by us- have been allowed as follows: To W. Mor- loy, of Pomeroy, for a hand cutter and feeder, by means of which the feeding of grain to the threshing cylinder fs automatically controlled. To Drs. Minassian and Darling, of Des Moines, for a parlor game board which embodies many of the advantages of a billiard table and a number of other new and interesting features. To W. Kehrer, of Des Moines, for a stocking knitting machine, adapted to bo operated at a high rate of speed and bj means of wliich the time necessary for knitting a stocldng is materially reduced. To U. Holler, of Hnmboldt, for a thill coupling. Tho application was filed incomplete in lieuof a caveat August 23. 1897, and completed May 20, 1899. Valuable printed matter for inventors and consultation and advice free. THOMAS (J. O«\VIG, J. RAIJ-II OHWIG, 11. G. Omvia, Registered Attorneys. Ninety-two TuberculouH Cattle, CHICAGO, June 21.—Germs of tuberculosis were found in every cow in a herd of ninety^two that were received at the stock yards, The choicest of the lot in several instances were found to be the mogt'pronounced* victims of tlie disease. In the worst cases the puhnon«vy organs were «me mass of tuberculosis bacilli. Sf jroat was the havoc played i» many instances that the respiratery organs had lost many of theJv bpvinecharacteristics. Many of tho infected cows were frogj England of Cnmpntfrn- LOKDOX, June 20.-The St. James Gazette claims to have receive frons. an absolutely reliable source at Pretoria, capital of the Transvaal, the- plan of campaign which will be followed by General .loubert, commancl-- er-in-chief of the Boers, in the event- Of war between the Transvaal and. Great Britain. General -^"^rt's. force, it appears, will consist of 20000 men armed with Mauser rifles, in addition to forty-six quick-firing guns and 1,000 artillerymen, most of them drawn from the Gorman and Dutch armies. With these troops and help expected. from the Orange Free State. Jpwbert expects to take the offensive immediately after the declaration of War, enter the Orange Free State and march. on. Kimberley, the British diamond mining center in west Grmmlaml, which town forms four of the seventy divisions of Capo Colony. Kimberley is about 100 miles northeast of Bloem- fontein. In his march on Kimberley Joubert will use the railroad a.s far as. available, expects to capture the town with slight loss and blow i;p the De- Beers diamond mine. Simultaneously, it, is added, the railroad from Capetown to Bnlawayo will be destroyed by Boer sympathizers and agents m. Cape Colony, to prevent British troops from using it. Finally, immediately after Kimberley is captured. General Joubert will advance on Capetown, the capital of Ca.pe Colony, th'rousrh tho western provinces, where- the-Dutch predominate, and are, expected to join the Boers. Joubert, calculates that he will be master of Capetown a fortnight, after the declaration' of war and that he will then be able to dictate terms of peace. Loxnotf, , T une 20.— The Capetown correspondent of the DailyMa.il says:: "Tho government has forwarded a. battery of heavy guns to Kimberley for the defenses of the diamond' fields. There is groat activity in the cape. imperial command, and munitions of wa.r are being sent northward in large quantities." WILD FEARS OF CHILI. STuiits n Union to OffHet America's Im- pcrlallHtlfl Tendencies. Paris dispatch: A sensational story nas reached this city from Buenos Ayres, Argentina, fo tho effect that Chili and several other of tho Latin- Amorican republics have become- alarmed at the powerful position of the United States. They fear that the imperialism that has taken possession of the American people will lead theiu into absorbing some of the republics. The plan as proposed by Chili is that all shall ijnlte in an American union, and rr.ainta.in in common such a navj tis will be able to ofl'set that of th</ United States. The plan is fostered by Chili, and it is tho intention of the promoters of the scheme that Chili shall be at the head. The position ol Argentina is such that she'has no k tcntion of considering- the proposition seriously, and the report says that if any countries are fearful of absorption by the United States it is not those o!. South America, but Central America,. It is sug-gested that the real .fear 01 Chili is that the United States will cast a covetous eye at Terra del Fuego, and various coal mines that are around Cape Horn, that she may there main-ta,in a naval station such as would make her m!stress of the South Atlantic and the South Pacific as well. WAR RISKS ARE ADVANCING, Uojrts Are Doing- a Good JJusiiiOHS Ii) London. LONDON, June 23.— The Daily Mail jays an extremely brisk business is being done at Lloyds in war risks at daily advancing rates. BKKIYIN, June 23. — The Kolnische' Zeitung publishes a dispatch from The Hague, asserting that Dutch official circles are aware that the Transvaal government is preparing to make a most stubborn defense in the event of war with Great Britain, and is arming in the most complete fashion. According to this information, Pretoria has just ordered twenty-five, quick-firers and several heavy caliber guns, for fort artillery, from the Krupps. Dreyfus nt Rennes. LONDON, June 35.— The News' correspondent at Ilennes, France, telegraphs: "With all reserve, I send e report that Dreyfus arrived here at f. o'clock a. in. A special train with four passengers arrived here. The passengers forthwith entered a closed carriage, surrounded by 'six gen darmes,. and drove to the milHary prison, where the coachman was de. tained, presumably for fear of leakage. The authorities declined all information and railway officials are sworn to Zoivlamlla Sails for , WASHINGTON, June 24.— The transport Zealandia has sailed from Sac Francisco for Manila with the First battalion of the Twentyfourth in; fantry, Major J. Milton Thompson commanding, seven officers and 406 enlisted men. Twelve men of the signal corps and a detachment of recruits for regiments serving with Gen. Otig ftre also on board. BIANCO BLAMES LIBERALS. June 20.— Replying to a nolent attack made by Count Almenas pa the generals who took part i& the recent war, General Blanco, formerly captain general of Cuba, made a speech n the senate in which he blamed the liberal government for coflcluclinff peace before the war was really begun. He said that ho himself wight have led 130,000 men to the field and continued the war on his own account ' He did not do so because he respected disc pline, but it was H mistakeThich lie Should repent all hi, '