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tJPPMt DEB MOJtN^BJ ALGOKA, IOWA, WM>NES»A* JtTLY 19 1899, THE NEWS IN IOWA iN NEW LAW. Statute Rejfftrrtlnkt Elector* Constmed flg ' Allotting Choice hy l)l*trlct* DBS- MolNfis, July 16.—Attorney Gen efal Hem ley, in an opinion given at the realiest of Chairman Hancock, of the republican state committee, holds tha ( the new law regulating the electiono: presidential electors in this state may be construed by the cqurts to mean that each district elector shall be elected by the people of the district and the two at large by the state at large Rhd not all by the slate at large, ns heretofore. This might result in giving the democrats one or more electors in this state. He recommends that the matter be called to the attention of the next legislature for amendment, so as to make all electors chosen by the state at large. DEIGNAN PUTS HONOR ASIDE. Iowa's Mcrrlnmc Hero Declined Naval Academy Appointment. WASHINGTON, July 14.—Secretary Long hns received a letter from Osmond W. Deignon declining the appointment to the nava'l ncnderoy offered to him in accordance with an act of congress. Young Deignan's declination is due, it is said, to his belief that he would find it extremely difficult to pass the examination for admission. With a view to aiding him in every possible way, the secretary offered to permit him to enter the ncademy without the usual entrance examination; but, while appreciating this concession, the young man deemed it expedient to give up altogether his dreams of a career in the service. SUICIDE AT OAKLAND. A Brick ntusoti Commits Sulcltle at the Home of Frlem's. OAKLAND, July 15.— W. M. Molcs- Tvorth, a brick mason, committed suicide at the homo of Wm. Carspecken. . He was a hard drinker and this coupled' •with family troubles of long standing is supposed to have unsettled his mind. The deed was committed with u38-cal- iber revolver. He lived about an hour but never spoke. His dog was with him and had to be shot before the body could be reached. Want Herds Examined. DBS MOIJJKP, July 14. — The leading dairymen of Fort Doilge have placed a petition in the hands of the governor asking for the services of State Veterinarian Gibson. The request is made through the city council of Ft. Dodge. They desire that the state veterinarian visit that locality and test the dairy herds. Ever since the question of tuberculosis has been agitated the dairymen have been plied with questions as to the condition of their herds, and the drawing of this petition is the initial step toward the adoption of a license system, which the Fort Dodge people intend to inaugurate in their city as % safeguard to patrons of the PACKING At DES MOINES. 1,1 no Will lie Unlit at Once. FORT DODGE, July H. — Condemnation proceedings have been commenced in the neighborhood of Gowrie for right of way of the Marshalltown & Dakota railroad. This is significant, in that it means that the branch of the line between Gowrie and Fraseris to be built at once. S. T. Meservey, of Fort Dodge, treasurer of the road, says the work of construction is to commence at once and that the lino between Gowrie nnd Fraser will bo in operation by October 1. Mr. Meservey further snys that the effect of the road is to open an outlet for tho Fraser coal fields and that the road will bo entirely independent of the Iowa Central. _ Killed by H Horse. AcKWOitTii, July 15. — W. L. Kenoyer, a well-to-do and highly respected farmer of Aclcworth, was kicked by ahorse and instantly killed. Mr. Kenoyer with a neighbor was returning to the hay field after dinner, when, while passing through a gate, lie stepped behind the horse, and without warning laid his hand on the animal, which kicked him, with the above resuH. _ Looking for Right of Way. MANSON, July 14. — Superintendent Gilmore, Attorney Wright and their chief engineer, of the Rock Island railroad company, were in Manson conferring with the business men concerning the right of -vay privileges through Manson, for their Gowrie and Sibley line. The railroad officials m-e meeting with much encouragement. Cattle Affected by Staggers. DUBUQUE, July 15. — Dr. Gibson, slate veterinarian, was in Dubuque and visited the farmers whose stock wns supposed tohave been affected with rabies. Hepronouncedthedisea.se to be mad staggers, which has symptoms closely resembling hydrophobia. It is caused by too heavy grass feeding. Gain of Peg SJoInen Itanko. DBS MOINES, July 15. — The monthly report of the DPS M oines clearing house shows that bank deposits in Des Moiues have about doubled in 18 months since Jan. I, 1898. At that time the deposits were 80,556,524; they are now $12,084,318. .. StvIUe. T, pppflE, July 13.— -The track- Jaysrs employed by the Fort Dodge & Omaha, at Tarn, went on a strike as a retsujj; of a disagreement between the men apd employers ou the question of wages. The men have been receiving 13 cents an hour for a 10-hour jjay, but thought this insufficient and asUefl fora wpgB of 83 per day for the f ami jj u in her qf hours. __ they W»«t M,OJJSKP, July enlisting recruits for tli.e Thirty •seftood rfgiment Qt Men ttlll Co-oporftte to Oet Fucking Hnnso Running. DKS MOINKS, July 15.—Ah efforttflll be made in the hear future to get the packing house of the Liverpool Inciting Company in Des Moines into operation. An organized effort will be made to get some df the larger packers interested in the matter, and if this move is unsuccessful a local company will be organized. The move was on last springj but it being so late in the season was given up. It Is expected that by next spring something definite cnn be .decide.! and a move hiade toward starting the big plant. All agree that the packing house would be of untold value to the city and should be started. DEATH FF?OM "KISSING BUG." Atlns flfary Tntighn, of Cedar Full", Perished In Agony. CEDAR FALLS, July 15.—Miss Mary Vaughn, of Cedar Falls, died in terrible pain, and It is stated by the a.t- tending physician that her death was caused from being stung by what is known as the "kissing bug." Miss Vaughn was attacked by the bug while sitting on the lawn at her home. The vicious insect buried its beak deep into her lip, but got away without being scon. The lip soon began to swell and the swelling extended over her face, neck, shoulders and chest. This fatal result of the first experience with the deadly buir in Town, has caused a feeling of fear 10 pervade the community. COSTLY BLOOMFIELD FIRE. Nearly an Entire l)n»lncBN Block Destroyed by tho Flumes. OTTUMWA, July 7.—Almost the entire business block east of the square, it Bloomfleld. the county seat of Davis county, was destroyed by fire between 4 nnd G o'clock a. in. Tho damage to property and stocks is variously estimated at from $30,000 to $40,000, only jart of which is covered by insurance. The fire originated in an unknown manner in the G. O. P. hotel, just north of the center of the block. The ire department was bumpered by a ack of water and the fire was gotten inder control only by tearing down .he frame building near the opposite end of the block from where the (ire started. The only buildings remain- ng on the block are Lowcnberg's >akery. Curl Bros, grocery and the lardy hotel. Grocers Organize. DES MOINKS. July 10.—Representatives of the Letts-Fletcher, Spencer ind Warfleld-Pratt-Howell wholesale grocery houses met in Des Moines and jerfected the organization of a company to act as middleman for the louses in the purchase of canned ruits, salmon, sugars and other taples. The new corporation will be mown as the Western Brokerage ! ompany, nnd will have a capita] tock of 8100,000. Failed to Make Nomination. snuna, July 10. —The Forty- seventh senatorial district convention, after 1,878 ballots, adjourned till Tuesday, Jul\ f 18. The voting has been: Clay and Palo Alto for Cory, 10; Dickinson and Emmet for Grim, 13; Kossuth forClarke.il. The adjournment was forced by the Crim and Clarke delegations. llur Association Closes. Sioux CITY, July 10.—At the fifth annual meeting of the Iowa State Bat- Association, Iowa City was chosen as the meeting place in 1900. L. C. Blanchard, of Oskaloosa, was chosen president, and J. J. McCarthy, of Dubuque, vice-president. Dubuque Street Railway Sold. DiniL'QUK, July 10.—Messrs. Linehan and Molo, local capitalists, owners of the Star electric, plant, have closed a deal for property of the Dubuque Street llnilway Company The consideration is said to be $200,000. Kille:l 111 a Mine. OTTUMWA, July 10.—A. Swensco, pit boss in the Blackhawk coal mines, three miles east of Ottumwa, was killed. Ho fell down a mine shaft 130 feet, and died immediately from ii; terual injuries. UK KV IT IKS. Council Bluffs dispatch: John M. Lane, freight and ticket agent of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. -Paul railway for the past fourteen years, was arrested on the charge of' embezzle ment. The information was filed b^ R. M. Robertson, traveling auditor ol the railway company. The amountoi Lane's shortage is said by AuOitoi Robertspn, who lias boon checking uy his accounts, to be $2,334. The news of Agent Lane's arrest caused the greatest sensation possible in local railroad circles, as there had not been the slightest intimation that any thing was wrong. His friends believe that some mistake lias occurred, and do not for a. moment doubt but that the trouble will be cleared up. Lane is one of the best known railroad men in this section of the country. DCS Moines dispatch: Among the officers for the two regiments to consist of veteran volunteers re-enlisted in the Philippines appointed by President McKinley, on recomnpndatiou from General Otis, are two from Iowa. Warren H. Ick(s, now captain of Company G, Fifty-first Iowa, of Ores ton, is retained with the rank of captain, and First Lieutenant Will H. Point, of Company F, Oskaloosa, is retained with the rank of first lieutenant. Au earJiei' list of presidential appoint* jnents included another Jowan. Robert T. Crawford, pf Independence, formerly sergeant >P Company E, JTavty-nintU Jqwa, l»as been »».a«e a. second, ALL OVER THE WORLD SKIRMISH WITH REBELS. American* Keeping the Insurgents on (lie itnn. MANILA, July 14.—Lake Lagnna de Bny is being patrolled by three troops of the Fourth cavalry under Captain MeGraw'and the army gunboat Napi- dan, commanded by Lieutenant Larsen. The force makes its headquarters on nn island, living on enscoes, in which the men are towed about to make unexpected visits to towns where there are small forces of insurgents, for the purpose of keeping the rebels moving. The troops had an engagement at Mantilupn, on, the south shore of the hike. Tlipy found fiOO insurgents there intrenched near the shore. The Napidan shelled the rebels and a party of American troops numbering 13ft ht.mled nnd drove them by a sharp running fire to the hills, where they were too strongly in- trenched for the small force to "attack them. Two cavalrymen were wounded and the bodies of ten insurgents vt ere found, at is supposed the enemy's loss is thirty-five. TO STOP GHOST DANCE. Otoc Reservation May Tlo the Scene of an Indian Outbreak. .vnKNCE, Kan . July Id.— The l>ig ghost dance, which is being held in the Otoc reservation, in I ml inn Territory, southwest, of here, is becoming troublesome, it is feared. Representatives from twelve tri)>es arc taking part' in the nance, which has been going on since the 10th. The dancers, who are naked and painted, liave doily increased in numbers. The Indians have been dissatisfied for some time, and an outbreak is not an Improbability. The agent has ordered the reds to cease dancing, but they refused to do so, and a detachment of United States troops is on the way there from Fort Gibson, Indian Territory. AGE LIMIT REACHED. Friends of General Shnflor Want Him Iletaliioil In tho Army. SAN FiiANCisco, July 10.—General Shnftcr will have reached the age imit in about three months, and it is ••aid that his friends -are working quietly,but none the loss energetically, co secure his retention in the service a few years longer. The friends of General Shafter aivue that since the lepartment of the Pacific has become so important, by reason of the acquisition of the Philippines, it is inadvis- ible to make a change in its com- nander just at this time. It is rumored that Brigadier General Merriam, at present in command of the department of the Columbia, is likely tosue- iced Shafter, iu tiie event of his 'etireinent. DEATH RAtE IS APPALLING :ANNON BEFORE THE JUSTICE llormon Leader's Case Likely to Go to the Circuit Court. SALT LAKH CITY, Utah, July 14.—In ,hc justice's court Angus M. Cannon, wcsident of the Salt Lake Mormon hurch, waived examination on the charge of unlawful cohabitation, and ,he case will probably go up to the listrict court. Wliether other arrests on the same charge will follow is a natter of conjecture. There are bun- Iredsof other children born of polygamous wives since Utah was admitted as a, state. It is presumed, however, hat only those cases will at first be elected in which a conviction is ..bought certain. One of these cases, indoubtedly, is that of Brigham H. Roberts, the congressman-elect from Utah. 'THE FEVER is RAGING. JiHiHiial Out brou It of Much Dreaded Disease In Isthmus of Panama. Now York dispatch: According to he Colon Starlet (newspaper) of June 90, which reached the city by the steamer Finance, it has been many ars since the Panama Isthmus hits jeen visited with such an outbreak of yellow fever as has been prevailing in the city of -Panama. From May 3 to June 13 there had been 34 cases of the IISCMISC, 18 bad been fatal, and on June 10 there were 13 new cases, two of which proved fatal. At the lime of Miblication the fever was on ^he decrease and in the cit.y of Colon there las not been a single case, notwithstanding. daily intercourse between the two cities. Transvaal Franrhlsn Hill, PKF.TOBIA, July 1C, — The volksraad ulopted the first two sections of the franchise bill. During the co\u-se of the debate it was declared that Great Britain had caused the present trouble, Joseph Chamberlain, the secretary of state for the colonies, being the prime npver. It was added that the new ,aw was lenient and could not be iltereu. Hoppers In Wlieiit Fields. DUI.UTJI, Minn., July 15. — Reports eceived here by grai(i men say that vast clouds of gtasshoppers alighted on the fields in the vicinity of Holla, . D. , from the Turtle mountain region. Stand by Clerks, LONDON, July 13. — The house of ords passed the second reading of the bill requiring shopkeepers to provide sen ts for their assistants by a vote of 73 in, favor to 88 opposed. The Marquis of Salisbury, prime minister and secretary of state for foreign affairs, spoke and voted against the measure, Kentucky Itopiiblloiiug. , Ky., July 14. — The republican state convention nominated W. W. Taylor for governor byacelaum* tion. 'JHie resolutions endorse without reserve tueadtaiitisti'atioxtof Pres ident A Report Bats Volunteer n^Rlmentj Are Uecomlnf; Skeleton*. SAJT FRANCISCO. July 14.—Advices received by the transport Newport, dated Manila, June 11, are as follows: The volunteers are greatly debilitated in consequence of their bard campaigning through three months of tropical •weather. Since the middle of May no volunteer regiment had a sick list of less than twenty per cent. Most of 'them at the present date have twenty- five per cent ill. and few regiments have more than one-third of their number on duty. The Nebraska icgi- nient suffered worst. It came in from San Fernando a few days ago with less than two hundred men in its ranks. South Dakota followed next day with two hundred and seventy- five men on duty. Montana and Kn.ii- so.s regiments at San Fernando have not more than two hundred nnd eighty available men each. The morning after the Washington troops took Morong only two hundred and sixty men responded to roll call. Washington troops have, been engaged since March 12 in preventing insurgent armies of the north and south from forming a junction in the region of Lngnna de Hay, often being engaged at the same time with the enemy in opposite directions. Twenty-four Nebraska officers are on the sick list and the Monla.na, Kansas. Washington nnd South Dakota regiments show twenty or more officers in hospitals or sick in their' quarters. These regiments have borne the brunt of the fighting. Their losses in killed and wounded range from one hundred and sixty in the Montana regiment to two hundred and eighty Nebraska men. The loss in the Kansas regiment is second to that of tho Nebraska, while the Washington and South Dakota regiments follow closely, each with losses of about two hundred. The Oregon regiment has also suffered severely. Of the regulars, the Third artillery is the heaviest loser, its killed and wounded numbering one hundred and twenty-three. WANTS CUBA FREE. J. G. Gomez Talks of Separation nnd Revolution. HAVANA, July 15.—At a meeting in the Payret theater, after the street demonstration and parade in his honor, Juan Gualberto Gomez was himself the principal speaker. In the course of a long 1 address, dealing with the reasons for beginning the war Against Spain, ho said: •'! am .now, as I always have been, a separatist; and I still demand the separation that I asked for before the war, not only separation from Spain, but separation from any and all other nations. People only begin a revolution when this is absolutely necessary to life and progress. If a superior force deters them before their object is attained, there is merely the question of delay. The Qrevolutiou will inevitably return." PEACE TO PREVAIL. News From the Transvaal Indicates Settlement of Dlfllcultles. LONDON, July 15.—The Digger News, the Boer organ in London, received the following dispatch from Johannesburg: "A cable dispatch from the British government has been received by the Transvaal government, conveying u cordial message of warm approval of tho volksraad's franchise proposals. The message suggests minor alterations and tenders friendly advice. The Transvaal, rop'.ying gratefully, accepts the suggestions, and consideration of the reform bill, now before the volksraad, has been deferred in accordance with the British advice. As a result, the peace party has come oiit triumphant, and Salisbury is acclaimed as tho vindicator of the moderates." HE IS NOW A GOOD INDIAN. Federal Court Could Not Stive "Walla Tonka's" Ivlf«>. CHICAGO, July 14.—A special to the Tribune irom Goodlands. I, 'J'., says: William Goings, "Waihi Tonka," the Choctaw Indian, was shot atAlikiichi, I. T., under sentence of the Choctaw court for the murder of his uncle. Federal Judge Thomas issued a writ of habaes corpus for the appearance of Goings at South McAlister, July 22. but the sheriff refused to receive it. Goings is the Indian who played base ball with the Choctaw nine in 1898, being permitted to go on the promise that he would appear in time for his execution. , PEOPLE MUST WALK. Attempt to Tie Up All Urooklyn Street Can. NKW YOIIK, July 16.—A tie-up of the entire Brooklyn llapid Transit system, trolley and elevated road, has occurred. General Master Workman Parsons, after a meeting of the executive committee, stated, with the acquiescence of District Master Workman Pines, that the entire executive committee of twenty-one members, representing tif- local assemblies, had voted to strike. Conservative figures place the number of strikers at 4,250. Mormon Arrested. SALT LAKE, Utah, July 11.—Angus M. Cannon, president of the Salt Lake State of 2ion, a division of the Mormon church, has been arrested, charged with unlawfully living with Martha Hughes-Cannon, his fourth plural wife. The arrest is at the instigation of a New York newspaper. 1'llVlH i» Afloat LONDON, July 13.—The situation ot the American Hue steamer Paris is lijost favorable. She 5s fully afloat, clear of the rocks and was securely anchored ]n a siaa.ll creek near tho spot where sh,e struck. Divers, av? oovv patching the hplea. BLOODSHED IN ALABAMA. Striking Mlnei-A JTIro Upon Men C»me to Take Their t'lncps. llrRMrNonAM, Ala., July 17. — Two negroes were killed outright and another fatally shot in a fight at Ish- koda, between the striking miners and the negroes who have been im- portea from Georgia to take their places. The killing seems.* to be the result of a plot. About 9 o'clock a party of twenty-five or thirty negroes were gathered in one of the large mess halls of the company eating watermelons. The -housa was sndr denly fired upon from ambush. Fully a hundred shots were fired, and the walls were riddled. The negroes fled in every direction. 'When the depn* ties reached the house they found the bodies of two negroes shot- all to pieces. Sixteen bullets had penetrated one. A third was found almost in a dying condition. Shooting soon began afresh in several other places. The shooting became so general that the deputies could not cope with the situation, and Sheriff O'Brien was noMfled and sent reinforcements. MAKE WAR ON M'KINLEY. Colored Race 1'lnnnlnir for Downfall of the Administration. BOSTON, July ]7.—The Post says: •'An nprislnjr of the colored race against the administration at Washton is being organized in Boston. This is the seat of the movement, that is proposed wherever the colored people arc populous. The instigators assert that it will mean the downfall of McKinloy, imperialism and the republican party. The object of this organization is a revolt at the ballot box. But there are those among its supporters who would willingly take part in an armed uprising and who, were it possible, would offer their strength to aid the Filipinos in their struggle for independence. Branches of the colored auxiliary of the national anti-imperialist league will bo established ii.ll over the land, and it is said that the support of almost the entire colored population will be given to the movement." AMERICAN BEEF. Lois of the Homo Product Now Goes to HelgHim. WASHINGTON, July 14.—Acting Secretary Brigham, of the agricultural department, had a conference with the presidrnt. Both the agricultural nnd state departments have received information that, Belgium has removed some of the restrictions as to the importation of American beef and cattle. Tho agricultural department has been informed that Germany, upon learning of Belgium's action, immediately issued a decree unfavorable to tho beef products of Belgium, thereby preventing American beef from reaching Germany by reshipment from Belgium. Secretary Hay says the state department has not yet received advices as ID Germany having taken the action charged. UHARGED WITH CONTEMPT. Executioners of Willlan Goings Uet Themselves In Trouble.' AXTI.KKS, I. T., July lf>.— Deputy Marshal Bert Brown and a posse left Antlers for Alikchi'with warrants for the arrest of twenty-seven people, court officials and others, for contempt in refusing to grunt a stay of execution for William Goings on a writ of habeas corpus issued by Judge Thomas. The warrants are for the sheriff of Wolf county, the district attorney of the Third Choctaw district, the.judge, elerk and a number of the deputy sheriffs. No trouble is anticipated over the arrests. MORE RAIN FALLS. Transports In the Philippines Delayed in Departure. WASHINGTON, July 16.— General Otis cables: "Twenty inches of rain during July, attended by typhoons, made leaving of transports impossible. At Nogros it was impossible to unload the Sixth infantry \intil the last day or two. The California is now loading. The Colorndos leave to-day on the Warren. The Idahos, North Da- kotiis and Wyomings, this week, as soon as the transport Grant can be coaled." ___________ _ Relief for Flood Sufferers. WASHINGTON, July It. — Representative Ilawley, of Texas, who is here in the interest of the Texas flood sufferers, has arranged with the agricultural department for the distribution of seeds to the sufferers in the ,Braaos valley. Owing to the extensive devastation the seed will be sent to the post- office near the desolated region for distribution by tho postmasters. Mr, Hawle.y says the war department has responded generously with tents and rations and done all iu its power to relievo the distress. Hank Obliged to Close. NEW YOIIK, July 15. — George M. Valentine, cashier of the Middlesex County Bank of Perth-Amboy, N. J., which has been closed, has surrendered himself and is now in jail on account of a shortage in the bank's funds, which has been variously estimated at all the way to 8105,000. Kngland's Mood is Wurllke. LONDON, July 12. — Mobilizingfor the naval maneuvers hiis begun. One hundred and eighteen warships aiid 85,000 men are taking part in tho operations. One of tho principal objects of the niuu uvers is to exhaustively study the value of the torpedo boat lustroyers, of which 04 are engaged. Mile This year. DKTHOIT, July 13.— John II. Gentry's uiilo in 3:03% was tho feature of the harness races at Highland Park. He went against the track record of 3:03, and while he failed to beat it, Ue paced a magnificent mile. ; COURSE IS PLAIN. nUhop Hobnrn Want* Uncle Sftm to Hold the Philippines. CINCINNATI, July 15.—J. M. liobm-n, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, who has spent 40 yenrs as a mission 1 ary, mostly in India, is here with his family, some of whom are in ill health. The bishop spent some time in Manila in March last and was an inlelligeu observer of events. He says there is no doubt that the outbreak between the Americans and Filipinos was 5n» tended by Filipino leaders to include a general massacre in the city of Manila. He cited in proof of this the. testimony of two Filipinoservants,tvho were summoned to service in the army of Aguinaldo and who dared not disobey, but who warned their American employers to keep within doors that night, as orders had been given to kill all Europeans found on the streets. Another evidence was the finding of 5,000 new knives stored in a Catholic church. Only the splendid discipline of the American troops prevented the massacre in Manila, WILL NOT SELL WAR PRIZES, Offer lo Uijv Rclnti Mercedes nnd Othei Spanish Riittlcslilps. WASHINGTON, July 14.— An offer has been made by a prominent firm of shir, brokers, doing a large foreign business, to purchase tho lloina Mercedes, and any and all of the other war crafl captured during the late war. Tlu proposal hiis aroused a suspicion thai Spain is trying in this indirect manner to obtain possession of the vessels and thus remove the offense to Spanish pride caused by the floating of the American flag over her ships. The offer mentioned no figures, but simply requested that the navy department name its price for the Mercedes and the remainder of the captured Spanish ships. The navy department will not sell any of these vessels, and that answer will be returned to the write? of the letter. DEWEY AT THE SUEZ. T'he Admiral In In Good Health—May Be Home Soon. SUKZ, July 13.— The cruiser Olympin, from Colombo, Ceylon, carrying Dewey has arrived here. Dewey s:iys his health is very good. He appears to be in excellent condition, which is also the case with the officers and men. Most of them have suffered from ma- lariiil fever, but have quite recovered. After a short stop the Olympia resumed her journey and began a voyage through the canal. After passing through the canal the. Olympia will call at Trieste. Thereafter the admiral's plans are uncertain. It is possible that he will go to Gibraltar ami thence to New York. •liinmlran Treaty. KINGSTON, Jamaica, July 30—One Jamaican delegate to Washington to negotiate the reciprocity treaty inadvertently admitted that the United States duty on coffee would be materially reduced, if not given preferential duty over Brazilian cofl'ee. All agree the treaty to be highly satisfactory. Pro-American public sentiment is consequently intensifying. Junta Has to Move. MANILA, July 10.—It is reported that the Filipino junta will be moved from Hong Kong to the island of Labaun, a British colony on the northeast coast of Borneo, us the American officials have watched the membeis of the junta so closely at Hong- Kong that the latter have found it. impossible to supply the insurgents with arms. ' D«w«y Files His Claim. WASHINGTON^ July 17.—Admiral George Dewey, through Ins attorneys, has filed in the court of claims his claim for naval bounty growing out of tho battle at Manila bay, May 1, 1898. This is the first of this class of claims filed and it is anticipated that there will be between -1,000 and 5,000 of them altogether. Help for J J eary, ST. JOHN, N. F 1 ., July 17.—The Peary expedition steamer Diana has sailed for Sydney. She has supplies for two years and curries a crew of nineteen men well accustomed to Arctic navigation. . United States Patent Office liuslnegg. DKS MOINHS, July 11.—An application filed by us June 37, '99, for a label entitled "Kidney Bean." for a medicine prepared and sold by the "Manna Chemical Co., 1 'of DCS Moines. was al- lowcd June 30th. Mrs. E. Marplo, ot DCS Moines, has invented a design for a member of a belt clasp adapted to be permanently lixed to tho ends of a belt in such a manner that tin ornamental member can bo rendily connected and disconnected and used advantaireously O u different bolts at different times. ' An application for a patent for im, provements in Corn Harvesters, by winch tho clogging incident to moving the stalks from the cutters to the binders is prevented, filed Nov. 3«,'07, for the inventor. W. II. Gray, of Eddy- vilh', In., was allowed July 'j, '99. Consultation and ad vice free. Valuable information about securing, valuing wnd selling patents sent to"applicants. Correvpondcn'to solicited. , Tilos. (j. OnwiG & Co., Solicitors of Patents. Under Aiiivrluau Flag. WASHINGTON, July !:>.—An order has been issued by the preside::), extending privileges of tho protection of the American flag to shipping o f Porto Rico and tho Philippines.' All ships owned by the reshlents of these islands at the time of tho ratification of vhe peace treaty are included in the order. Unit-oil Status ItofnavH to Arbitrate. VIBNNA. July Jl.-Tlie United States has declined tho proposal of Austria- Hungary to arbitrate claims for damage arising from tho deaths of Austria- Hungarian subjects during the riots »t Hualetpu, ]'a., during September,

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