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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, July 12, 1899
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SsS $j^«r* •?;% ?&>•'' •',;:• nut MM ALGONA IOWA. VVTSDNIHPAY fflA&&y $ofnrt»h-'* [,' fiaVlftf beert SJfiot tt# Albert i&.'tf'Jrtr trouBle fHStwtsen the lutd tfehfison families started over a bptindftfy Hfle fftfmS. Several times fefje^HeOme le D J 0w( j ttnf l 1 Another row occurred ago, but at that titne serious Mature Occurred. Was about 60 years. r\t drunk, aud.the iHf&v? W Dttfn murder into his heart, $went'h6me, loaded tip his shotgun,'/ |tti3,%'ettt over to the Jdhnson home. *"7 l&'tftfh 118011 with his wife and chil- fen wets in the house at the time knew nothing of the approach of their enemy. Cnmerer stole up to the •{window of the house and, putting the muzzle 6f the gun inside, flred both '..barrels. Neither one took.nny effect s 'tlj}0n the human beings inside. In an Instant young Albert Johnson jumped /tip and, seizing the family shotgun, , msbed outside. He fired two shots at •• Camerer, both taking effect. The old 'tna^ died at once. Deputy Sheriff ( Davenport, of Sioux City, was at bnce ; sent to the scene of the tragedy and Albert Johnson all ready to give ,^ fnp. But in the meantime Ed 'H Camerer, son of the dead man. had |llreard of the shooting, and he deter- to have revenge. So the dep- on his hands a murderer and a would-be murderer. He placed men under arrest and took them ?ioux City. Public sentiment is all jwith younsr Johnson, and from" information now at hand it appears to \>e clearly a case of self-defense. TO SAVE LAKES. Cftnftot Be Kefcftra'ed fcft , ttflt Wool- df tHft O'fiited Stftteil. cflufrl, rendered a dfcdtelbii In the bankruptcy WaSe OJE Lonisft Catherifae Ott, of Oav- |)6tt» Which is Regarded by attorneys to be of <SoHsidetat)le Importance In Misapplication 4 6* the bankruptcy law in Jdwa. The bahkrttpley law pro* Vides that alt taxes due states of ran* hiclpal governments shall be a Hrst Hen ofl all property of the bafakfti|>t turned ovei to the trustees and that the laxeo shall be paid first out of th« proceeds -of the trusteeship. In the Ott dase property was turned over against which a $600 mulct tax had beeh assessed because of sales of Iteuttrs made dn the premises. Tho /efei'ee refused to allow the claim of Scott county, claiming that the mulct tax, so'called, is not a tax, but a penalty, whereupon Scott county appealed to the United States, court. Judge Woqlson in his decision sustained this position. PROMOTIONS IN FIFTY-FIRST, ALLOIERflWOED I tHAt crisis *V j®-, »/)' r *I IK'.- t#r, fv *k* ht'-f . &V gcV SjfvLxi ?y State Will Restrain Parties From Draln- - Ing Rice take. , DKS MOINKS, July 7.—Attorney General Remley has been authorized by the executive council to restrain E. II. Smith, of Cedar Rapids, who wns about to begin draining Rice lake, near Lake Mills, in Winnebago and Worth counties. Smith bought the land around Rice lake from James Callanan., of Des Moincs. He claims that it'should be clamed as swamp land, and v that as such the state has no right "to prohibit his draining it. However, 'it being a lake falls under the head of State property. If Smith begins work .action will be taken immediately. If not, nothing will be done until the term of court. COPER CABLES. Colonel Report* to Governor Shaw the t * OoiMlltion of Soldiers. t)KS MOINES, July 5.—The following cablegram hns been received by Governor Shaw from Colonel Loper, at Manila: "Wounded doing well. Stevenson. Narver, Gardner and Markey en route home. Narver serious. LOPKH. " Elmer F. Narver is a member of Co. D, and hails from Hitenmn. Joseph I, Markey is from Red Oak, and belongs to Co. M. There are two Stevensons and two Gardners in the Fifty- first, Clifford P. and John O., respectively, are in Cos. H and L, and from Des Moines and Waterloo. The Gardners—Carl M. and Arthur C. are both frpm Council Bluffs and in Co.,L. VISITING JOURNALISTS. We we paper Men Inquiring About the Doll»r Dally. T)ES MOINBJS, July 10.— Scores of newspaper men from all parts of the United States have visited Des Moines recently and many others have sent letters of inquiry relative to the marvelous success of the Des Moines Daily . News, which is offered to subscribers for ?1 a year, 75 cents for six months, 6p cents for three months, 25 cents a. '•month. 1\ is believed that other states will follow Iowa in tins respect and that before another year many of them will enjoy the rare privilege of , .reading a daily paper » whole year for - pne dollar. _ ___ Prime Gets ft Commission. • Dps MOINES, July 7.— General John BH- Prime has been given a commission as general pf 'the First brigade of the Ip^ira Nftttonal Guard- This ends the long coptroVersy which has gone through the courts and attracted so pinch attention duriqg the past two years. The commission dates from 'l|arch 85, Ig98, fo»' five years, giving General Prime about two years to > serve. ^ _ Canglit on f* Meat nook. t LB MAPS. July 9,— George Jfrudwig a butter, fe.1J frop* & tail step ladder and nyas caught op ft meat hook, which grappled Mp below the floating ribs |W»dh.eW hip h,e!ple&sly swinging wnr ,' til tielP %rrJved to lift him off-' The tjie bpwelg.and he They Have All Gone Into Effect— tilbion In Regniar Army DKS MOINES, July 8.—Governor Sh'aw has received notice of the .promotion of officers in the Fifty-first. All the changes are in Company A, which is one of the Des Moines companies. Captain Gibson, some time ago appointed lieutenant in the regular army, will now assume his new duties. In his place will be Frank W. Kilbaum, who lias been . promoted from first lieutenant to captain. Park A. Findley has been promoted from second to first lieutenant. William B. Parvin has been promoted to second lieutenant. MILLS MAKES A CONFESSION. Declares That H« and His Wife A creed to Die Together. OTTUM^WA, July 7.—Clarence Mills, of Bloomflejd, has confessed that he killed his wife by cutting her throat with a razor, and then using the same instrument on himself. In his confession he says that he and his wife agreed that life was not worth living, decided to die together, and it was left for him to .do the killing. Johnson Released. Sioux CITY, July 9.—Albert Johnson, the young man who shot and killed Jolm Camerer, at Salix, has been exonerated by a coroner's jury. it was found that he fired the shots in self- defense and in the defense of his home and his, family. Johnson was at once released from the county jail, having signed, his own bond for his appearance whenever wanted in the courts. The Johnsons expect to remove from Woodbnry county as soon as possible, as they fear the remaining members of the Camerer family and know that if they remain there will be more bloodshed. New Una of Rock Island. DKS MOINES, July 8.—The Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific will add about 1x5 miles of new railroad to its Iowa division this season. It has been finally decided to build the line from Gowrie, on the Des Moines and Uuthven division of the. Rock Island in Webster county, northwest through Webster, Calhoun, Pocahonlas, Buena Vista, Clay and Osceola counties to Sibley, on the Sioux Falls division of the Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern road. Mlnature Cyclone at Aclel. AnEl.. July 8.—A minature cyclone swept down upon this place. The chief damage is the destruction of the large iron bridge over the 'Coon river. The 90-foot span was lifted up and landed into the bed of the stream ns neatly as if placed there by mechanicc,. No further damage was done to property so far as known. • Touched Chief of Police, DKS MOINKS, July 10.—The residence of Fred Johnson, chief of police, was burglarized between midnight and 8 o'clock a. m., and the chief relieved of his watch and chain, valued at $7S, and $41.35 in money, while he slept in the room, Property of othermembers of the family in plain sight wns not totiched. British Government Thinks It Necessary, tiowerer* to Be Ready. Doiroofc, July 9.— In the house of aommohs Sir Henry-Campbell-Banner^ fnafi, Hbefal leader iti the hdttse, asked the government leader, A. J. Balfour, If he had arty statement to make on the apparently official communication published in the Tltoes giving the humbe* of officers said to have been ordered to proceed to South Africa for the purpose of brgdnizlug the residents as well as the police and local fortes at Various points on the frontier. Mr. Balfour replied that he was not aware it was an official communication. > He added that no contingency had yet arisen which, in the opinion of the government, necessitates a material increase in the forces now in South Africa. Continuing he said: "We, however, think it necessary, tin* the existing circumstances, to take ouch steps as may bring the present force Up to the proper standard of efficiency and mobility. The war office would have been extraordinarily wanting in its most obvious duties if it WAS not prepared for an emergency." COTTON CROP DESTROYED. tHfe TUBERCULIN TESTS, Millions of Dollar* Worth of Property In Brazos Valley U Bullied. CAUnvKM,, Tex., July 10.—Estimates of cotton buyers as to the loss to the Cotton crop in Brazos valley will badly tax the credulity of persons not familiar with flood conditions. Two hundred square miles of cotton land is .flooded. Every acre would produce a big bale. Figurincr the loss at 5 cents per pound the crop destroyed is Worth almost four millions. Well informed persons are of the opinion that the Unprecedented rise in the Brazos has cost the people of Texas little less than ten millions of dollnrs. Thousands of mules are drowned, all domestic animals perished, rented houses and negro quarters are swept away: Gins nearly all are ruined, hundreds of plantation stores carrying big stocks of general merchandise are under water. Not a bridge escaped. Illinois Commission*™ Hejecie.i 4U7 . ot g,06i C«W* Eiafinlned. Sf femorttt' n. 111., July 8,— The state board of live stock commissioners lias made the following report to the governor regarding the recent tests made by the boaM for tuberculosis: Ovef 3,061 cattle (coWs, bulls, heifers nnd calves), constituting dairies and cows of individual owners, were tested, and 427 of these animals reacted to the lest two or more degrees in excess of the higbe-t preliminary normal temperature and we're condemned. Twenty-six others were quarantined and held for a re-test. The number of herds tested was sixty-two and forty- five cows owned by individuals. These animals included the herds at the various State institutions. The herds where the largest percentage of diseased cattle per herd was found are located in the great dairy counties itt the northern part of the state. The largest percentage was at the eastern hospital for the insane at Kankakee. It is a fact of note that with the exception of the herds at Jacksonville and Springfield, on the line of that road, in no herd tested south of the Wabash railroad, has any disease been found. OHIO DEMOCRATS. .., Attended fcunqfiet at —free ftllve* MA Aht1-*rnrrt. Cof,tJMBtjfl, O., July 8.—About I,ffO" people attended the dollar dinner given by the Yming Wen's Democratic Club of Columbus. It wns the largest banquet tlie local democracy had hud since that given in honor of the seventy-eighth birthday of the late Judge Allen G-. Thurraan. in the snme hnll, ten years ago. The affair was strictly democratic in its simplicity, all classes being represented. Theie were also a large number Of ladies in the assemblage. The floor of the immense hall wns almost entirely beewpied by the lotig rows of tables, which Were laden with a very palatable repast. The chief guest v.-as Col- William Jennings Bryan, at the table with whom were also seated Hon. C. T. Callahan and Col. Fred Williams, of Massachusetts; Judge Tai vln, of Kentucky; Hon. Allen W. Thnrrnan, of Columbus, the toastraaster, and a number of others prominent in state politics. The speakers endorsed the iree silver plank of the Chicago platform and denouneed the trusts. THE HAGUE CONFERENCE. READY FOR CONSCRIPTION. PROUD OF HIS SOLDIERS. 1'resldcnt MoKInVoy \Vould Iilke to Take Every One by the Hand. WASHINGTON, July 8.—Speaking to a Pennsy Ivamn.delegation President McKinley said that no citizen of the country could have a higher appreciation than he of the exceptional services and patriotic self-sacrifice of the state troops in the Pacific islands. "I should," he said, "like to have an opportunity to take by the hand and thank every individual member of the volunteer forces for remaining in the Philippines and assisting in the work there beyond the time required of them by the terms of their enlistment." He added that he wotlld make an effort to arrange the Itinerary of his western trip so as to be in Pittsbiirg at the time of the arrival of tha Pennsylvania boys and take part in the reception to bo tendered them. LIFE LOSS EXAGGERATED. military Bill Presented In the Hrltlsh House of Lords. LONDON, .July 8.—In the house of lords the secretary for war, the marquis of Lamlsdowne, Introduced a bill which is regarded us l.lie thin end of the wedge of conscription and as, therefore, likely to render the government unpopular. The bill, which is entitled the "militia ballot act," is intended to simplify and regularize an existing net now practically suspended in favor of voluntary enlistment. In his speech introducing the measure, Lord Lansdowne carefully explained that the government only wanted it read the first time, as there was no intention to pass it, and lie repudiated "the idea of trying to introduce conscription by aside wing." Personally, he said, he did not favor conscription, but he thought it advisable that such a bill should be in readinessif wanted, and that the "country ' should realize how it stands.with regard to thisques- tion." OPEN DENIAL BY DEWEY. No Information Received »t Washington From the Commission. WASHINGTON, July 10.—The state department has been relying upon press reports up to this moment for details of The Hague conference. Consequently, it is not in possession as yet of any official statement of mediation and arbitration plan which is a prominent measure now before the conference. Accepting the press reports as accurate, it may be stated that the project is eminently satisfactory to our government, ' for, it is pointed out, the arbitration scheme is nothing more than an elaboration of a simple American proposition with which our delegates were charged before they left the United States. It is true that the pending proposition is credited to Sir Julian Pauncefote, but that was because lie hnd skillfully and with great ability elaborated details of tlie American principle to meet the nice objections expected to be interposed by the European- delegates.- TRANSVAAL SEEKING PEACE. men Were Early Reports From IJrazos Valley . Inaccurate. GALVKSTON, Texas, July 7.—Reports from a special correspondent of the News indicate that while the property loss by the recentfloods has beeirThiorr mous, the loss of life has been greatly exaggerated. According to the Ne\vs, only two lives have been lost in the lower Brazos flood. The planters had received ample warning, but many ne- groes remained in the Jirnzos vnlloy, believing the \vater,.wonld not reach higher than in 1885. From 1,500 to 8,000 colored people were caught in the valley in Austin* Waller and Fort Bend counties, and were forced to take to the trees and housetops, but it is believed they have been rescued. INDIANS CLAIM IOWA LANDS- Says Differences WlHi Von Dledeitfchs Were of Ncwupiiper Manufacture. BKRLIN, July 7.—The Noneste Nach- richtefn publishes letters exohanged between Admirals Dewey and Von Diederichs. The latter's letter is dated March 17, and reads: "Sm:—I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of March 4 informing me your excellency has been promoted admiral. While congratulating your excellency sincerely upon this new token of recognition I beg you to believe your good news has given me the greatest satisfaction. I have the honor to be your excellency's obedient serrant. • ".DlEDItniOHS." Admiral Dewey replied April 10, saying: "DBAK ADMIRAL VONDiEMmion:— I wish to thank you most heartily for your cordial letter of congratulations upon my promotion. It is a great pleasure for me to feel my advancement is a source of satisfaction to you, and I rejoice that our differences have been of newspaper manufacture. Hoping to have the pleasure of meeting you again before leaving this station, I am very sincerely, ' DEWKY." THEY WERE ACQUITTED. VolkKrnad Appoints A Committee to Draft it irrtiiiclilse Reform measure. PBBTOIHA, Transvaal, July 10.—After an all day secret session, tlie volksraad appointed a committee to draft s franchise reform bill. The government proposals comprise a revision of the registration act to provide for uit- landers obtaining franchises by nine years' residence. They are to be allowed to exercise the right immediately. The state's attorney, in the course of an interview, said that persons who were in the country in 1SOO will get the franchise immediately; those Who came in 1891 will have to wait fa year; those arriving in 1892, two years, etc. The five-year optional clause was introduced to meet the case of those who are unfavorably dealt with under the nine-year stipulations. The indications are that the law will pass unanimously. FUNSTON TIREU OF FIGHTING. Luna's Supporters Outwardly Loyal to Agulmildo. MANILA, Julys.—The trial at Cabanatuan of the slayers of General Luna, the Filipino leader, who was assassinated by Aguinaldo's guard, has ended. The accused were acquitted on the ground of self-defense. The testimony showed there was a conspiracy on the part of Lima and other officers to kill Aguinaldo and make Luna dictator; Luna's death seems to have strengthened Aguinaldo's leadership for the time. Luna's supporters are now out« wardly loyal to Agninaldo. NO SETTLEMENT. ?V 410 »v» f ft, 9,— Steven L. and of J* KKEVITIES. General Otis cables the death of Paul Pugh, a member ot Co. L, Fifty- first Io>vn, who succumbed to typhoid fever July 1, ( ..'.Three boys were drowned recently at Waterloo while bathing in the Cednr river by the«wift current below the lower dam. Roy Harbaugh ventured beyond his depth tind in a vain effort to save him Bert and John Hoover were also drowned, Pes Itloines dispatch" The state of Jowa closed its regular biennial period Friday, June 30. State Treasurer Harriott has given out a statement concerning finances, in which he says the biennum leaves the state with a treasury surplus of prnctically 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 m»ke a material reductlpn }n the tax levies. Jn a list of casualties sent by Gen. Ovis,appears the name of Edward F. Jfrmwn, of Co. 0, Fifty-first Iowa, who i<? suffering vyifch u moderate wimnd in H>e nates, • L. J). Alwpod, «n old and wealthy «Uize?i of Hjowx City, d|e4 a few agp from t»e e<fept pf a sand- VottiiwattrtBile Tribe In Michigan After 3,000,000 Acres. LA POUTB, Ind., July 7,.— The Michigan Pottawattamie Indians', who lay claitn to the ownership, of 3,000,000 acres of land in Iowa, on which the red men once lived, are preparing to push their claims to the title of the lands, the value of which they assert should be paid them withoiit legal recourse. A delegation from the Mich i- g-an tribe, survivors of the once powerful nation which roamed the prairies of Iowa, will go on a junketing tour to Washington to visit the federal authorities, whom they are seeking to interest, believing they are entitled to indemnity for the lands alleged to have been v/rested from them. Tin nnd n Are Flate Manufacturers At Outs. CHICAGO, July 10.—T. J. Shaffer, representing the workmen in 'conference between the tin-plate manufacturers and their men in an attempt to agree on a scale for a resumption of work General Otis Miitle Him u Flattering Offer to Sti«y In the Service. ST. Louis, .Hily 10.—A dispatch to the St. Louis Globe-Democrat says: "The war department is unable to explain the desire oi General Fnnston to hasten the return of the Knnsn-s regiment. 'Some time after the promotion was conferred the opportunity was offered General Funston-to remain in the service. Such aptitude and enthusiasm had been shown by the young commander in the Philippine campaign that the government "vished to retain his services. The proposition made through General.,Otis is understood to have been quite flattering. .But General Fnnston declared his preference to return home and be mustered out, as he did not care for any more army service. Flood Damage In Texas. AUSTIN, Texas, July 10.—Thirty- eight known dead, 35,000 destitute refugees herded into the towns, 10 : 000 to 15,000 square miles of fertile farming 1 country \inder water, and property "losses exceeding $8,000,00:;—this ie in brief the story of the flood that hnt swept down the thousand-mile valley of the Rrnzos river during the last ten days. . ___^__ MORE MEN FOR OTtS. HI* felfth to BnlUt Volunteer*. Jnly 7.—Plans volunteer army have broadened, and instead of General Otis is to be given nearer SO, 000. President Mcttinley has deeded, to organize ten regiments of volun*. unteersinthe Un.ited States instead of seven. These will he in addition to the recruits for the two or three skeletonized regiments at Manila, in other words, General Otis is to have twelveor thirteen volunteer regiments. When General Otis gets all the regulars assigned to him he will have 39,600 of that class of troops. The two forces will therefore approximate 47,000, exclusive of the hospital corps. Order Junneil. WASHINGTON, July 7.—An order for the enlistment of ten new regiments Of infantry was issued yesterday by the secretary of war.. It says the regiments are to be recruited from the country at large and be numbered consecutively li-om the Twenty-sixth to the Thirty-fifth. It provides for commissioned officers^ except lieutenants, to be assembled at the regimental rendezvous for the purpose of "theoretical and practical instruction in the organization of military administration, drill regulations, discipline, hygiene, camp sanitation, etc. Daily instruction in nomenclature, care and assembly of parts of rifle and target practice Will be the special feature of instructions to both officers and men. Applications for commissions, except officers of the regular army, will be required to pass a satisfactory examination as to age, moral, mental and physical capacity to command troops , and must have seen service during the Spanish-American war." The regiments will be recruited by the recruiting service of the regular army, the service to extend to June 30, 1001, > "without restriction as to citizenship ' or educational qualifications, but in. all respects tinder the same rules and regulations as prescribed for recruiting setvice. lixcept in special cases, only unmarried men may be enlisted." NOT PART OF THE COUNTRY 1 Our New Possessions Are Simply Holng Held. 'J WASHINGTON, July 10.—The insular commission has prepared an exhaustive opinion by which they hold that the islands in possession of the United States, as a result of the war with Spain, are not part of the territory of the United States. Copies of this * opinion have been . furnished to the secretaty of war and the attorney general and it is surmised that the attorney general will shortly prepare an official opinion upon this important question. The commission holds that there is a radical difference between territory a part of the United States and territory in possession of the United States. It has been generally conceded, they say, that we can do as we please with the islands obtained from Spam. .If this general admission is true, then they affirm the islands cannot be part of the territory of the United States, because no part of the United States can be alienated. This was well settled by the war of secession. PRISONERS TO BE FREED. :i 1 isl)9$, ibVggjng received ab.P»i 'three weeks Rlnur In BELGRADE, Servia, July 7.— Former King Milan, father of King Alexander of Servia, narrowly escaped assassination here. The would-be murderer is under arrest. He fired four revolver shots, one of which slightly grazed his majesty, another wounding in the hand Adjutant Lukitch, who was with him. _ FOURTH AT MANIUA, AH Nat»oM»Utle» Participate In Patriotic JCxerploes. MANILA, Jufy 5,-— There was a great celebration of the Fourth of July here, with, fireworks, band^, speeches and decf>r»,tions everywhere, aU national^ ties partivipfttine 1 - The foreign ships and consulates, including raised their opjprs i» conju^ctiqn wift tfce Stars and, fttripSB,. '4')ie in the mills which have been shut down since July 1st, till a scale is fixed, says that no settlement has been reached. Several of those engaged in the conference expressed the opinion that no baais of agreement will be reached, In that case nearly fifty thousand men will be out of employment. Armenian Ra|<l«ra at Van. LoNDON.July 8,— The'Constantlnople correspondent of the Standard says: "The yali of Van, Turkish Armenia, reports au incursion of tin armed band of revolutionary Armenians from Persia. There have, been conflicts with the Kurds and Turkish troops, accompanied by desperate fighting. Several persons have been killed." lioniier Is Dead. NEW YORK, July 8,—Robert Bonner, editor, churchman and lover of fine horses,, is dead, He was 78 years old. OntlooH IB Dark, LONDON, July 8.—Officials of the for eign office confirm the dispatch of the Associated Press from Washington saying there was alinost a deadlock Over the modus vivend} fixing the Alaskan boundary, neither bjde being willing to accept the provisional, line proposed by the other. Officials ac- ' • • the situation is NEW INVENTIONS. DES MOINKS, July 5.—The commissioner has allowed patents for important inventions as follows, upon applications prepared and prosecuted by us: To J, V, Hoeye', o* Boonville, for a coin-con trolled machine for selling cigars from original packages as required by the revenue laws. To Rev. J- !•<• Keil, of Blair, Neb., for a pneumatic engine adapted for utilizing and economizing steam, pas and compressed air advantageously for operating various kinds oi machines connected therewith, To Win. A. Parker, of Collins, for a rotary steam engine in whit-h special provision is msicle for balancing the concentric piston as required to minimize friction and cut off valves formed and applied for utilizing the expansion as required to increase the maximum transferable power. THOMAS 0, OIVWIG & Co., Solicitors of Patents. FORTY-FOUR JV(INER.S KIU1UED. yeiirful Havoc Wvoupht by Dr".Hiult< July G..^-Tu.e PaU JMa/Ua,- says eeeretftvy o| , War *W>#>k MOTPte&a »JWg*^ Spanish CommlsBionerH Agree With th/_ Filipinos. , MANILA, July 7.—The Spanish com missioners who went to Tarlac . f ov conference with Aguinaldo regardk™ | the surrender of the Spanish prisoir O in the hands of the Filipinos have, turned here. Chairman Del Rio^ f the commission said the release of I j the prisoners had been practically ttlo4 ranged for, but it would be necess#> n ^r N to consult the Spanish government£ ve( j fore the agreement could be ratifi|has He declined to give the terms ofyfld 1 arrangement or to say whether these contemplated a ransom, lie asserted, however, that Aguinaldo had already issued a decree for the release of the civilian officials and the sick soldiers. THE TEXAS FLOOD SITUATION Many People In Desperate Condition, Hut Kellef in Reaching Them, RICHMOND, Texas, July 8,—Never in the history of Texas was such scenes witnessed as yesterday, business Is practically suspended. Many plantations are under water. All the trains, save those on the Southern 'Pacific west, are abandoned. Provisions are running low. U)iless something is , done quickly there will be great suf* fering. It is believed there will be Ht least three thousand to five thousand persons to feed from this place within a week. i Stories of drowning 1 .and disaster are coming in continually, but cannot be verified, although prqbubly many are correct. Cervera wnd Oilier* Acquitted^ MADIUD, J«i y 8.— Admiral Cervera and the other commanders of tie Spanish fleet destroyed in the bat off Santiago, whose conduct lias UK> subject of, inquiry by a court-martial, were 'fwmnjly liberated. acquitted ' UKIU.JN, July C.—A dispatch fro: Odessa nnnounces that a dymtmjj cartridge exploded near there whfe {,ho excavation ttf $/ coal mine wus progress and that* fovty-fquv pen were lulled and twenty wounded. of Qne July 6.— The Tvlbuije of July list Includes returns froin cities and towns. The U'i«Hngfl«es> are; Dead, 33,; injured, J.730; fl' $s, $833,07,0; iujjuml by cannon. p erp, 731; injured by powder A nd sions, SW, injured by tpy hit fey stray builds, «, ,

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