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Algona, Iowa
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tTPfM* JDB8 MOIHES: ALGONA IOWA/ WEDNESDAY JULY 6j 1899. THE NEWS IN IOWA SALARIES OF MANY RAISED. fcre-W Scherlnl* of WftRe* for the Stiitft Inntltntlons. t)F.a MOINKS, July 1.—The board of control has completed its task of reorganizing the salary lists of the state Institutions. Salnfies of n Infge number of subordinates have been raised. Kone Of the high-priced officers tbeen incrensed. Lnst year the steward lit one of the institutions was cut from •1,800 to 81,000 annually. This year the cooks at the same institutions are t-alsed from 835 to $35 amor til. Hoard, laundry work nnd lodging is given in addition to this. Assistant cooks nre raised from 815 to 835 n month. Laun- drv mnnngers go from $35 to 830. The assistant bakers in a number of the Institutions nre raised from 815 to 83S a month. Fnrm hands are increased from 820 to 835, and the "boss farmer" at each institution, provided he does better work in the future than in the past, will receive 860 instead of the ISO thnt has heretofore been paid. But this increase will only be given if It is earned. The board intends to enforce better attention to the institution farms. The snlnries of all the teachers in the school for the deaf at Council Bluffs nre increased either 55 or $10. HOLD-UP AT DE WITT. Hanked Men toot the Snfo In the Northwestern Depot. CLINTON, July 3.—A bold hold-up occurred at DeWitt. Four men drove to the Northwestern depot, tied their team, entered the station, covered the nielli operator nnd a conductor with revolvers, nnd ordered them to hold np their hands. The conductor wns Blow in complying and wns struck a hard blow on the head. This brought him to time. The quartet then conducted the two men to the baggage room, where one of the number kept guard while the other three looted the safe, securing 8100. The robbers threatened to shoot the agent and the conductor if they made a noise or attempted to follow them. They then hurriedly entered n cnrrintre and rapidly drove away. The officials of the company were at once notified of the robbery, also the officers of Clinton, and a determined effort will be made to capture the thieves. There is no clue to the identity of the robbers, who were cool and deliberate. Each wore a mask. CUT TOBACCO ALLOWANCE. Board of Control Substitutes Butter For Tobiiceo. DKS MOINES, June 30.—The state board of control has issued a formal order cutting down the allowance of tobacco for the convicts in the state penitentiaries, and adding butter to 5jthe dietary of those institutions. For several months past the board has been considering taking the above action, and at the meeting o.f superintendents, held recently, discussed the question thoroughly with the wardens of the penitentiaries. At first it was thought advisable to take all tobacco from the inmates of these institutions, and in its pliiee to s\Vbstitute butter, which has never been a part of the dietary of the pen! ten tar ies heretofore. After consultations with the wardens it was deemed best to simply cut the allowance down and to add butter to the dietary as first contemplated. NORTHWESTERN WRECK. Donble-Heacler Crashes Into n Single Engine at Jewell Junction. JKWEIJ, JUNCTION, June 30.—A bad wreck occurred on the Chicago & Northwestern at Jewell Junction, a double-header crashing into a single engine standing on the track. Both engines nre severely .injured arid will have to go to the engine house. The only explanation offered with regard to the cause of the accident is thnt the engineer lost control of the air. No one was hurt. FATAL ACCIDENT. Dr. Geo. Coglcy, of Sheiiandoali, Killed While Fishing. CLARINDA, July 2.—Dr. Geortre Cogley, a dentist of Shenandoah, was fishing near Farragut in company •with Dr. Perkins, son of Railroad Commissioner Perkins. They made a bomb of gas pipe to explode from a battery. The bomb exploded on the bank, wounding both, Cogley fatally, and death resulted within a few hours. Cogley was a son-in-law of ex-State Representative Frink. DEADLOCK BROKEN. Forty-Ninth Senatorial District Convention Takes 3,373 Ballots. SHEI.BON. June 30. — The Forty-ninth senatorial district republican convention deadlock, was broken on the 3,273d ballot by Bioux county's 13 votes being cast for G. W. Lister, of Osceola, making, with Osceola's 5 votes, 18 for Lister, as against 17 votes east for E. C. Roach, of Lyon, by the counties of Lyon and O'Brien. JOWA CATf LE KEPT OUT. Rocoltttlon* Limit Importation into tho Stale of Illinois. t>E8 MOINKS, July 3.—Governor Shaw has received from Governor Tanner a proclamation prescribing regulations of cattle importation into Illinois. ~ Ib entirely prohibits the importation into the state of dairy or breeding cattle, cows, calves or bulls, for dairy or breeding purposes except under certain stringent regulations. These regulations, prepared by the state live stock commission and approved by the governor, are designed to prevent the introduction of tuberculosis into the state. Illinois has had much trouble on account of tuberculosis from milk, and the regulations are to be strictly enforced. The order does not interfere with the shipment of cattle to Illinois stock yards or packers for slaughter. DAVIS COUNTY CRIME.. I ALL OVER THE WORLD A RACE WAR ON IN ILLINOIS, ALASKA BOUNDARY QUESTION I MEW TREATMENT OFFERED. M'KINLEY DELUGED. Tillage of Illootnlleld Is Shocked Over n Tragedy. BLOOMFIEI/D, July 2.—This village was thrown into a fever of excitement l>y the discovery of the dead body of Mrs. Clarence Mills, her throat cut from ear to en.r and the almost lifeless form of her husband, tho slayer and probable suicide, lying 1 close to her. The two were found together, both with gaping wounds in the throat, which, together with a razor clasped tightly in the hands of Mills, indicated too plainly the methods by which Mrs. Mills was put to denth. She had been dead for some time but Mills wns faintly breathing and may recover. The cause for the insane act was not learned. MORE SMALL POX. Tlio I)road 1'est Again Aliroad In City of Davenport. DAVKNPOIVT, July 1.—The Atlantic hotel has been placed under a strong guard of police and iminunes as a result of a renewal of the small pox scare. The hotel is a resort for rai'.- road men and all in the house will be kept within it for twenty-one days. A gang of construction laborers registered at the hotel and went to bed just before quarantine was established; None will be allowed to leave until it is raised. Great, blame is laid upon the proprietor of the hotel for having reported daily to the board of health that there was no sickness in the house, although the female cook had been suffering from small pox for almost a week. Iowa iriiiiinces. 1 Diss MOINKS, .Inly 3.—The state of lowii closed its regular biennial period Friday. June 30. State Treasurer Herriott has given out a statement concerning finances, in which he says the biennum leaves the state with a treasury surplus of practically a half million dollars. The amount, he adds, will be increased when the October taxes come in. He expresses the opinion that the next legislature will be able to make a material reduction in the tax levies. Court Houne Contract I.ct. IOWA CITY, July 2.—After long and tedious delays, the contract for building the new court house has been left to Rawson AMoanke. of Grand Rapids, Mich., for S7i5,C50. The stone to be used is the Bcrea sandstone of Berca, Ohio. The board of supervisors intend to employ a superintendent from among the home builders to protect the county's Intere&ts, and to see that till specifications are complied with. Must Provide Seats. DKS MOINJSS, July 1.—Manager Ack- ervnnn, of a West Des Moines Ten-cent store, was found guilty of treating his help cruelly. He was fined 510 and instructed to get stools for his help as soon as he could. Ackerman gave notice of an appeal. His defense was that his help had an opportunity to use old soap boxes for seats, but the court held that soap boxes are not stools or scats within the meaning of the law. Accepts the <;mlctnlilp. DBS MOJNKS, June S8.-Hut.te Treasurer Herriott, who is a special frie^id pf psborn W, Deigrian, the Mertilmuo Jiero, says the story of hisrefusjmg the paval cadetship bestowed by jfongress on him is untrue Deigminj lives in Ml 1 . Herriott's home town, Stuart, and the state treasurer says D&gnan is now on his way to Annapolis IP enter the preparatory academy. Bistfriends Jn, the town of Stuart will provide the funds and they have BO iioti>Wtion that lie bad changed his mi»d (about Body Cut In Vieceg. CKDAH RAPIDS, July 3.—A special west-bound freight on the Northwestern broke in two at Lisbon. Brakeman M. J. McGraw, of Clinton, in attempting to set the brakes, fell under the wheels and was ground to pieces, denth being instantaneous. Wullace Recovered «1,50O. DKS MOINKS. July 3.—A verdict for Si,500 was returned' for the plaintiff by the jury in the case of Henry Wallace against the Homestead company. The Homestead charged that Wallace sold his views to tho republican national committee in 189G. B1U5V1TIK8. Neva Powers, the 15-year-old daughter of Frank Powers, n weal thy farmer living three miles south of Charles City, suicided a few nights ago by taking rat poison and was found in Bloods' Run, near Cedar river, by Charles Brown, her lover. The body was discovered at 1 o'clock, in the darkness, giving evidence that Brown knew the intentions of the girl, and it is believed that each had promised to commit suicide. Waterloo dispatch: One of the most extensive skin-graftings ever attempted has just been performed here, local physicians grafting on Wall Bar rctt, to cover an urea of three feet burned during the Vern cottage fire two months ago. Fibrous tissue was donated by eleven friendsof the young man. who is very popular. The fire at the cottage started in the room oc cupied by Barrett, and his body was completely enveloped before ho awak ened. 'Such extensive burns havebeei generally conceded to be fatal, but his case promises to be an exception. Colored Miners Received With tJnlletH— Two Tillled and Twenty TInrt. MAKION, 111., July 1.—As the train on the branch of the Illinois Central, runninsr from Cape Girardeauto Johnston City, carrying n conch load of negroes from Pana to Brush's mines, one mile north of Carterville, istopped at the Fredonia mine, three miles northwest of Carterville, n large number of striking union miners opened fire on the negroes, Killing one person and wounding about twenty others. Before the bloody work could be carried further, the train pulled out for Johnston City. When it reached a point one mile north of Brush's mine the negroes were unloaded and marched across the country to their destination. It is said that n majority of the rioters were negroes whom Brush brought here from the south nbout a year ago, and who have since joined bhe union. The latest news from Carterville says there is great excitement in the neighborhood of the Brush mine, nnd n bnttle between the work- ng miners, who are well armed, and ;he strikers, who are on the ground, eady for a fight, may be precipitated at any moment. The trouble is over the old question of wages. WAR NEWS. Strict Instructions Against Talking Issued to Officers. WASHINGTON, July 1.—A censorship of the news has.been declared by the ,var department in the promulgation of an order signed by Adjutant General ! orbin calling attention of officials and clerks to the fact that news was jeing given out that had not previously seen approved by hiln, and adding: Under no circumstances will news- Miper reporters be furnished any data on any subject except by officers of the adjutant general's office, or by the secretary of war or the nssistiintsecrotnry of war." The order issued by General yorbin goes further in the endeavor .o suppress news from the war department than was considered neci'ssan.y it any time during the war with Spain. ARRIVES AT RENNES DREYFUS Famous French 1'rlsoiier Once flloro On Native .Soil. RIOMNBS, France, July 3.—Captain Dreyfus landed at Quiberon and was conveyed by train to Bruz, twelve dlomet.res from Rennes. There he ntered a landau, accompanied by chief of tho detectives of tho prefect lepartment, and was driven to Rennes, vhere twenty-live gendarmes waited lis entrance into the town. Ten of .he gendarmes entered a wagon and 'oilowed the carriage. The rest fol- owed on foot. The party arrived at he prison without incident. A large crowd assembled and witnessed the irrivnl in silence and without nnnifestd tion. Regular Army Recruits. WASHINGTON, July 3.—A statement jrepared in the office of the adjutant general of tho army shows that with .ho departure of the Pennsylvania 'rom San Francisco about 3,500 rein- brcements were dispatched to the Philippines last week. About half of ,he troops are recruits intended to fill .he ga,ps in the regiments in the Phil- ppines caused by deaths, disabilities ind discharges. There are about3,000 ecruits at San Francisco which are \lso intended to recruit the regular regiments in the Philippines up to -heir maximum strength of 138 men o a company. Including the Nine- u eenth infantry, under orders for Manila, rtnd troops at San Francisco, .here are 4,000 ready to start for Manila as soon as transportation can je secured. . Return of tlie Volunteers. WASHINGTON, July 3.—Under direct orders from the president, every nerve s to be strained to get volunteer regi- nents away from the Philippines without a clay's delay. Even the important work of sending reinforcements is to be considered secondary to 'A\e necessity of returning the voluu- eers. The president feels, that they liavo been kept too long already, and is anxious to see the last man homeward bound. To facilitate the work, tho administration has ordered transports to clear from San Francisco as soon as they can be made ready for sen,'whether theie are recruits ready or not. Wonderful Wheel Record. NEW YoitK, July 1.—Charles M. Murphy, of the Kings County Wheelman, rode a mile on a bicycle, paced by a locomotive, in 57 4-5 seconds. His course was a two mile board track on a. siding of the Long Island railway. Murphy followed an engine and a day coach, the latter being provided with a hood, which acted as a wind shield for the rider. RooMovelt Favors MoKlnley. AI/IIANY, N. Y., June 30.—Governor Roosevelt declares that he is not a candidate for the presidency in 1900, but advocates the renomination of President McKinley. M'KINLEY DECIDES TO ACT. Orders for Enlistment of Volunteers to lie iHHued. WASHINGTON, Juno 28.—As a result of a conference between the president and Secretary Alger, it has been decided to begin the enlistment of volunteers for two years' service in the Philippines. Orders to recruiting of fleers to this effect will be sent out at once. It is proposed to arm and equip at once three brigades, or about 10,000 men, and then to continue the work until the whole 35,000 authorized by j law are secured. Prospect Not Good fo* an Atnlcabl Settlement. WASHINGTON, July 2.—The negotiations in London looting to the ar- ! rangement of n modus vivendi on the j Alaskan boundary dispute have again j nearly reached n crisis. Messrs. Choate nnd .Salisbury have had several conferences recently, with signnlly disappointing results. Jt was thought that a basis for an understanding hi .1 been reached, nnd that only easily ar- rnnged details remained, but it turned out that these very details cannot be settled without the snerifice of the [nterests of many American miners, mainly those driven out of the Atlin district by the severe discriminating aws of British Columbin. This the state department determined to not sanction. Mr. Choate has come to the end of the concessions he was authorized to offer, thetefore the prospect For the successful outcome of the negotiations is rather depressing. This eaves the re-convening of the joint ligh commission at Quebec in the air, though the date set for the meeting is rapidly approaching. RIOTING IN BRUSSELS. Because of an Effort to Perpetuate Clerical Domination. BnusSEi.s, June 30.—The most se- iotis crisis in Belgian history is now on ns a result of the efforts of the overnment to pass n bill perpetuat- ng the clerical domination of the country. Rioting has occurred on ,hree occasions, and the gendarmes and the rioters have clashed each ,ime. with the result of several woiinded. The indications are that he ministry will be compelled to yield. CHICAGO IN DELAdOA BAY. Jnltod States Cruiser Roaches Above I)<>Hl Imitlnn. LOUIIENCX MAHQUKS, Delagoa Bay, Inly 3.—Tho United States cruiser hicago, Rear Admiral Ilowlson's lagship, has arrived here. Her commander will proceed to Pretoria. The Chicago sailed from New York in April Inst to circumnavigate Africa, mt owing to the unsettled state of affairs in the Transvaal is to remain n that vicinity to protect American nterests. Murderous Violence In Spain. BAHCKLONA, July 3. A dispatch 'rom Badolona says that at the open- ng of the municipal council a crowd issembled outside of the building, ired on the councillors, killing three and wounding' nine of them. BAHCTCI/ONA, July 3,—Disorders occurred here on the taking over of tho tfnirie by the new municipality. The mblic wished to enter, but were prevented by the municipal giiards, and a regular battle ensued, in which four persons were killed and seventeen wounded. The gendarmes finally restored order. PAHIS, July 3.—A telegram from Va- encia reports that rioting broke out among the market women, followed iy serious disorders. Barricades were rccted in tho streets nnd troops were called out and fired on the mob. Further details are not obtainable,. owing to the Spanish censorship. !\Tor« Fighting Occurs. CAHBONDAIJS, 111., July 3.—Union •ity, named from the fact that it is occupied by union miners, was the scene of n battle at midnight. As a result the town is in ruins. The nonunion negroes and other men employed oy Brush at his mines near Fredonia, laving become crazed over the killing of a woman, went to the camp, which consists of mine houses. The battle raged until the union men ran from their homes and • took refuge in a clump of timber close to the village. The non-union men at once applied the torch to the houses and all were burned to the ground. The men having destroyed all the property previously occupied by the union men, moved on the woods and until daylight the fusilade was kept up. No lives are so far reported lost in the engagement at Union City. Troops Ordered Out. SPRINGFIELD, 111., July 3.—Acting Governor Walter Warder ordered the companies of the Fourth infantry, Illinois National Guard, located at Carbondale and Mt. Vernon, to proceed to Carterville nt once and preserve peace. This action was taken upon representations from Sheriff Gray, of Williamson county, General Manager Sam Brush, of the St. Louis and Big Muddy Coal Company, and prominent citizens of that section of the conn try who telegraphed the acting governoi that the sheriff was powerless to keep the peace and that troops were neces sary. Nino Persons Drowned. CLEVELAND, O., June 30.—In a heavy northeast gale the steamer Margaret Olwill, laden with stone, from Kelly's island to Cleveland, founderedin Lake Erie oft' Lorain. Nine persons were drowned. Four members of the crew have been picked up by passing steamers and brought into port. Young Filipinos Aroused "ViGToitiA, B. C., June 30.—Advices from Hakodate: A steamer just returned from the Philippines reports that in the southern islands the young Filipinos are constructing fortifications. Every port is garrisoned by a thousand or so of volunteers; whose weapons, however, are very crude, only about 30 per cent being armed, with Remington rifles. They are, however, very full of patriotism and state they will not yield to the Americans though the whole of the islands are destroyed. They are prepared to pay for arms and ammunition, Method of Combatting Germ Dlgca*e« j Announced. i WASHINGTON, June 30.—Dr. Oscar Loew, one of the expert vegetable pnthologists of the agricultural de- I partment, has developed to whnt he j believes is n point of practical use a j new treatment for germ diseases . which promises to supersede the serum j treatment, now in use in diphtheria, fevers nnd many other diseases. The treatment is similar in some respects to the serum, but depends on n different principle, the basic idea being the presence of a class of ferments known as enzymes, which are produced by the same bacteria that produce the disease. Dr. Loew and his colleague, Dr. Emmerich, have studied and cultivated the enzymes of various diseases and, it Is claimed, have found that the enzymes of certnin bacteria will kill not only their parent germs, but also the germs of cholera, typhoid fever, anthrax, diphtheria, black plague, stnphloccocci nnd probably gonocci. An enzyme that will be fatal to tuberculosis is being sought, though the bacillus of tuberculosis seems to be incapable of producing an enzyme thnt is fatal to itself. This is also true of the black plague. The en/.ymes are very unstable products and, for this renson, quickly deteriorate, but Dr. Loew believes lie has found a method for preserving them in shape for tise. A PRESENT TO M. CAN1BON. In Recognition of Ills Services In Spanlgh- Amerlcan Negotiations. WASHINGTON, July 3.—President McKinley has presented to the French ambassador, M. Cambon. a superb silver loving cup in recognition of the ambassador's friendly services in the negotiations which restored peace between the United States and Spain. The beautiful testimony was sent by Secretary Hay to the French embassy, accompanied by a note from the secretary, in which, speaking for the president, lie expressed sincere appreciation for M. Ciimbim's considerate and disinterested services, and tendered the loving cup as an evidence of the esteem felt for him. Tho cup is of massive proportions nnd chaste design, and the significance of the gift is shown in the blending of the French and American coats of arms. It stands about two and one-half feet high, witli the top of bowl about 10 inches across. The outer surface is silver, richly embossed, while the inside is of hammered gold. HERRON CAUSES SENSATION. He Declares That the Constitution Is JSi'hifT Ignored. BUFFALO, July 1.—At the national social and political conference, Rev. II. W. Thomas, of Chicago, said the war in the Philippines is the saddest tiling in the history of the United States. He opposed it on the ground that militarism tends to despotism, while industrialism means the preservation of liberty. W. J. Client, of New York, took the opposite side, nnd declared the popular sympathy w:is with the government. Prof. George D. TTorron. of Iowa College, declared: "We are living in this country to-day under a. military dictatorship of tho most contemptible kind. This is an illegal war and we are being governed without a constitution in America today. We are in the same period from which the Roman republic passed to the reign of the Cccsars, who were simply chiefs of police for the property classes." HARVARD WON ALL FfACES, Three Victories Over Yale In About Three Hours. NEW LONDON, Conn., June 30.—Harvard won all of the boat races—three victories over Yale in nbout three hours. Again after eight years of defeat the students of Cambridge are tastinsr the sweets of success Harvard's university eight won from Yale over a four-mile course by six and one-half lengths in 30 minutes, 53 seconds. Harvard's freshmen eight won from Yale over a two-mjle course by two nnd one-half lengths, 9 minutes, 3334 seconds. Harvard's s\ibstitute four won from Yale over n two-mile course by six lengths in 10 minutes and 51 seconds. FIRST ORDERS ARE ISSUED. The Government Is Now Ready to Enlist Volunteers. WASHINGTON, July 3.—The first orders have been issued for recruiting the troops under the clause axithoriz- ing the enlistment of 35,000 men. The order contemplates enlisting men foi three skeleton regiments in the Phili ippines. Recruiting officers have been instructed to enlist men with this un derstanding. Minnesota Regiment In Fine Shane. ST. PAUL, Minn., July 3.—Governoi Lind received from Lieut. Col. Friedrich, at Manila, n cablegram stating thnt the effective strength of the Thirteenth regiment, Minnesota volunteers, was now 940. Of the total membership 150 men were sick, but not seriously. The regiment was doing outpost duty on the railroad. There is no definite information there about their return. \Var May He Averted. PHETOBIA, June 30.—A conference between Kruger and Fischer, betirei of the compromise suggestion from the Orange free state, in the matter of the trouble between Transvaal and Great Britain is believed to have been sue cessful. Fischer subsequently con- stilted the British diplomatic agent, Kentucky Democrats. LOUISVILLE, June 38.—William Goebel is the candidate of the Kentucky democrats for governor. He was nominated after a deadlock which lasted nearly a week. Many Applications for Commlssloni the Volniiterr Army. WASIIIXOTOX. July 1.— Since the announcement that 10,000 volunteers were to be mustered into the army for service in the" Philippines the president has been deluged with applications for commissions. Almost every congressional caller has one or more applicants, whom he presses on the president's attention. The president requests of nil his visitors to file their applications with Adjutant, Central Corbin. At the same time he makes it. clear in a general wny why the policy of the administration in granting commissions will be to give preference to the volunteer officer, who showed his ability and who performed valuable service during the war with Spain. Some of the regular officers will also be given volunteer commissions, in the belief that one or two- regular officers in the regiment will be of n great advantage. The number of officers to be commissioned is being- carefully guarded to prevent any scramble. IOWA TROOPS IN BATTLE. But Rebels Mak • n Demonstration, Full to I'UKh It. MANIT.A, July 3.—The rebels made » demonstration at San Fernando. They took advantage of the darkness nnd rain to make a sally against the north line, apparently only for the purpose of annoying the Americans, as they failed to push the attack. The American loss wa.s one private of ttie Seventeenth regulars killed, nnd four wounded. The firing began nt 10 o'clock p. in. The rebels expended their ammunition. All of the troops hastened to the trenches in expectation of a general attack. The Seventeenth and Twelfth regulars and the Iowa regiment participated in the en- ngement, but did not advance beyond the outposts. After an hour the Filipinos fired rockets as.^a! "Signal to cease firing, but scattering 1 ,'iih'ots i all night kept the Americnns'under^arm 1 -. The enemy's loss was probably"-small, as the Americniis were "guided only in their shooting by the flash of the 1 rebel rifles. PRISONERS ARE NOT SHOT. Worcester Replies to Charges Affalnst Army. .CHICAGO, June 30.—Dean C. Worcester, member of the Philippine commission, has cabled the Times-Herald denying the reports that the Filipino prisoners were shot by order of American officers. This was in response to a cable inquiry sent by the editor asking an investigation of the charges made by a Minneapolis, Kansas, boy now in tho Philippines. While denying the story, Mr. Worcester says it is believed two prisoners were shot in the bent of battle for refusing to pass to the rear when ordered to do so. The matter is being investigated. The case, he says, is an isolated one. THIRTY OR MORE ARE DEAD. Great Loss of I,ifo and Property by Flood. CAI/VKRT, Texas, July 3.—The most disastrous stoi-m for several years in this district has just occurred. The streams and big rivers around here were'filled to their fullest capacity, running over, and everything ahead of them was swept to destruction. Mayor Meredith says: "1 fear the dead list will ultimately reach thirty or more. There can be no travel over the International & Great Northern or the Houston & Texas Central for at least fifteen days." Fred Qilbough, of Galveston, connected with the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe railroad, estimates the losses of all kinds in the state at from $3.000,000 to $5,000,000. Gen. King's Opinions. CHICAGO, June 30.—General Charles Kins', who commanded the First brigade, First division, First army corps, in tho Philippines, arrived in Chicago, discussed the various phases of the Philippinesituation freely, and ninong other things declared that if General Otis had had 5,000 troops at his command at the outbreak of hostilities he would have practically stamped out the insurrection by the beginning of the rainy reason. lie expi'essed the opinion, however, that warfare of a guerilla character is lilcely to be kept up for some time after t'.ie close of organized opposition. He also said that General Otis should have from 50,000 to 60,000 men when i.ulive hostilities shall bo resumed with return of the dry season. HP rc.ternted his former statement, recently made, that the Filipinos are capable of self-government, and paid a tribute to the western volunteer soidiers, who, ha declared, have proved themselves to bo tho best_soUUers_i_n the world. • German-Spanish Treaty Signed. MADKID, July J.—The treaty eon- llruimar the agreement ceding tiio Caroline, Pelew and Marianne Islands to Germany, and declaration grunting to Germany the most favored treatment from July 1, bus boon signed by Premier Silvt'la nnd the Gorman ambassador, Count Von Radowitss. Tho Rioting In Spain. SAHAOOSSA, June 38. —In the rioting Monday seventeen persons were dangerously wounded by the Bring O f the troops on the'mob. Martial law was' declared at Valencia. At Grenada the troops churgeil and wounded several. Ami-budget dcMnonstratioHH occurred at Toledo, Jiurgess and Logrono. The riots continued yesterday, and all the shops were closed in consequence. Tho troops fired on the mob in th« Piaza de la Construction, killing' ona person »ud seriously wounduip two A:-.

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