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THE tPJPMR BBS MOlNiSB: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAYAUGUST 2 1899. IN IOWA MILK PRESERVATIVES* tioctbrs testify That Horaclc Aclrt Is Not injttrlonfl. DBS MOIHKS, July 98.—Three prominent Des Moine.s doctors testified in the court of Justice Halloran that boracic acid in inilk, •when iised as a preservative in the proper quantities, is no more harmful thnn table salt. They further said that as a preservative it is excellent ntid rather better in this respect than common salt. The medical gentlemen who gave this rather unexpected testimony were Dr. Eli Grimes, state bacteriologist; Dr. J. T. Priestley and Dr. C. C. Sbope, all of Des Moines. The occasion for the presentation of the evidence cited was the trial of the dairyman, B. II. Ehle. on the charge of selling adulterated milk. The state, through Dairy Commissioner Norton, was the prosecutor. BANK DEPOSITS GROW. REAL MSTAfe IS EQUALIZED Increase Between April 5 hnil Juno 3O of More Thnn W5,OOO,OOO. DES MOINES, July 20.—The deposits in the state and savings bnnks-o{ the state of Iowa had increased, on June 30, $5,070,000 since April 5, according to the reports mode to the auditor of state, and compiled by him. Since June 30, 1897, a period of two years, the deposits increased §31,962,000. The present total is 877,405,008. The following comparative statement shows the growth in deposits by quarters since January 0, 1S9S: January C. 1898 .¥52.128.331.0,-) April 9. 1898 57.4Gfl,095.54 June 30. 1898 59.336.458.02 September 20. 1808 01.500,858.00 January 10, 1899 04,009,104.10 April 5, 1899 72.334i381.52 June 30, 1S99 77,405,008.10 State Brtard of Revletf Fliei Equalization of Rent fefttate AM««»mont*. DBS MOINES, July 28.—The state board of review has completed the equalization of the assessment made by counties of the real estate of Iowa. Exclusive of Mahaska county, the real estate assessment of the state amounts to about 8392,000,000. The real estate of Mahaska county will amount to about 85,000.000. Last year the total assessment of real estate wns 5411,000,000. The total decrease, therefore, is about 814,000,000. This is the taxable value. The board of review, in equalizing among conn- ties, raised twenty-one counties from 3 to 8 per cent on the actual valuation and decreased four from 3 to 6 per cent. The total decrease was $3,404,009, actual value, and the total increase was 812,043,702. The net increase of actual value, therefore, is 89,639,033. The board discussed the sittiation very extensively and carefully, and ended by deciding not to make a wholesale increase, but to limit itself to the usual equalization. The counties which were changed were the following, being increased or decreased by the per cent given on the actual valuation: Increased—Allamakee, Decatur, Madison, Marion, Wayne, 8 per cent: Appa- nooso, Clarke, Des Moinos, Iowa, Keokuk, Lucas, Mnhaska, Monroe, Montgomery, Palo Alto. Taylor, 5 per cent: Dnvis, Harrison, Jefferson, 7 per cent; wapello, 8 per cent. Decreased—Benton, Buena Vista, Dallas, 3 per cent: Montgomery, 5 per cent. THE STATE FAIR. •IALLOIERTHE.WORLD TAKE CALAMBA. Not PrnHeciite £.ane. COUNCIL BLUFFS, July 38.—The case against John M. Lane, charged with embezzlement by the Milwaukee railway, \vas dismissed in Justice Terrier's court. At the eleventh hour the friends of the former freight and ticket agent came to his rescue and furnished the money, enabling him to settle the shortage. When the case was called both Auditor Robertson, of the Milwaukee, and II. L. Geddes, of the bonding company, appeared and asked that itbe dropped, saying that the case had been settled and the railroad company had no further desire to prosecute. Operator Was Held Up. FORT DODGE, July 39.—The operator of the Illinois Central road at Dyersville was surprised and beaten insensible at midnight by robbers. After beating him he was carried to an empty box car, where he lay for sev; eral hours. The safe in the station was blown open and the contents, amounting to over 8475, were taken. Some time later two men were arrested while boarding the Chicago Great Western passencrer train going west. They were held until the operator had recovered, when they were taken before him and lie identified one of them. They will be taken to Dubuque and placed in jail. Boy Seriously Hurt. NEVADA, July 37.—Ernest Kurtz, a son of Andrew Kurtz, of near Colo, met with quite, a serious accident. While riding his wheel at a very rapid pace down the hill in front of the court house he collided with a buggy driven by Mr. Totten, and as a result of striking his head against one of the rear wheels, sustained a wide cut across the temple, a fractured skull and a broken rib. The wheel was almost completely demolished, but the boy, while severely injured, is conscious, and there seems to be no reason for doubting hisultimate recovery. Trouble at Penitentiaries Denied. DES MOINES, July 39.—Speaking of the alleged trouble at Anamosa because of the tobacco and butter order, Mr. Cownie, of the board of control, says: "We have no thought of going fo Anamosa. Warden Hunter assured us we were not needed there. He says there is a little dissatisfaction among some of the men because their tobacco rations have been reduced, but if they have refused to work or done anything at all sensational he does not know about it. It would seem the warden would be in a position to be informed." State of Iowa Will Appeal. DES MOINES, July 28.—Attorney General Remley has announced that the state will appeal from the decision of Jndge Gamble, of Knoxville, on the medical practice act. The full decision shows that Judge Gamble holds the entire medical practice act to be unconstitutional because it fixes two classes of physicians, those who have practiced five years and those who have not. The law was resisted by an itinerant practitioner who objected to •paying the $100 license. Tuberculous Cattle. FORT DODGE, July 30.—The dairy tests for tuberculosis, which are being conducted by the state veterinary surgeon, are showingstartlingresults, The herd of the Oak Lawn dairy were examined and out of 38 cattle eleven answered to the test, giving about 30 per cent. This is considered unusually large and is an alarming evidence of the presence of tuberculosis In cattle. Convicted of Adulterating Milk. DES MOINES, July 20.—G. T. Scblen- ker, dairyman, who operates wagons over a number of milk routes in.the city, was tried before Justjce Hallor an on a charge of adulterating milk sold to customers. He was convicted and fined $25 and costs. Murder In a BOY Car. L,. BuRLjNOrroN, July 28.—Two negroes, govenson $> refuse to give their names, are «J4ft»t ft vye-here for the murder of a white ,jtb,e table w. name unknown, in a box carat i tbfe The negroes )iad robbed two Itbe He tramps, apd " t be yeoio^ieted. tht> A Great Program Has Hoeii Arranged. DES MOINES, July 21).—Seven thousand five hundred dollars in speed classes will bring fast horses to the stale fair this year, and every day will be a great day on the track during the fair. The Texas rough riding and roping contests will be new and novel attractions and will please all who like exciting scenes. The Guide- less Wonders will be a taking feature, as will the diving horses and Dr. Carter's famous shooting exhibition. The city will put on attractions during the fair, and of a better character than ever before seen in Des Moines. There will be the great battle scene of San Jnan and special fireworks attractions each night, besides the auditorium attractions. The railroads of the state have promised '.round trip tickets, for one fare, good any day of the fair. CASE INVOLVES BIG SUM. Judgcmnt Sot Asldo If Certain Condi" tlons are Compiled With. COUNCIL BLUFFS, July 31.—The ruling of Judge Thornell, of the district court, on the motion argued before him in January last of James F. Burns, president of the Portland Gold Mining company, of Colorado, to have set aside the judgment for 3717,030 secured against him by James A. Doyle in the courts here in November, 1898, was handed down to-day. The decision is to the effect that the judgment be set aside on certain conditions to be complied with by Burns. In default of Burns agreeing to and complying with the conditions imposed upon him, the judgment is to remain in full force and effect. Tuberculous Cattle. FORT DODGE, July 38.—State Veterinary Gibson has completed the examination of Oakdale dairy for the presence of tuberculosis. Out of a herd of seventy cattle, seven responded to the test and were condemned. This is about half the usual percentage of cattle found by Dr. Gibson in his tests, but the fact that milk from seven tub- erculous cows has been sold around the city has caused considerable excitement, the more so as of course the other herds are probably affected to an equal degree. The city council is expected to take measures to have all the cattle, from which milk is sold in small quantities, examined. Return of Iowa's Soldiers. DES MOINES, July 39.—The govern- meat has ordered mail for the members of the Fifty-first Iowa regiment, now in the Philippines, to be stopped at San Francisco. This means the return of the Iowa troops within a very few weeks. Adjutant General Byers says he believes the regiment will be started home from Manila within two weeks. He fully expects them to reach San Francisco by the middle of September and* at home at least by the first of October. Tornado in the Northwest. Sioux CITY, July 29.—A telephone message from Akron, la., says a tornado and cloudburst occurred there. The wagon bridge across the Big Sioux river was demolished, the fronts of several business houses were blown in and barns and outhouses were blown down. No lives were lost. Crops were badly damaged. Bryan Coming to Den Moines. OTTUMWA, July 29.—Secretary Chas. A. Walsh, of the democratic national committee, announces that W. J. Bryan will speak in Des Moines on the night of August 15, which is the evening before the democratic state convention. His subject will be "Political Issues." i- Clark Emery, who was born and raised in Le Mars, was arrested a few days ago in the Chicago postoflice, where he was a clerk in the stamping department, charged witn pilfering from the United States mails. The Emerys are well known throughout Iowa. Col. J. M. Emery, the father of the young man, is one of the most prominent G. A. R, men in the state and has held a number of responsible presidential appointments. Young Emery served during the Spanish war with the Thirty-third Michigan volunteers and oft his return to Chicago from Taiwpft he joined the First Illinois regiment, He \n 23 years old, i General Hall With 1,000 Men Capture* the Rebel City. MANILA, July 28.—General Hall with 1,000 men captured Calamba on Laguna De Bay. The loss to the American forces was four killed and twelve wounded. Calamba is a town twenty miles southeast of Manila. It ismucli farther south than the United States troops have heretofore penetrated on land. It has a population of 12,000. It is not strategically important except as a part of a plan to harass and worry the insurgents. The force comprised 400 of the Washington volunteers, 450 of the Twenty- first infantry, 150 of the Fourth cavalry and two guns of the First artillery. A force under Captain McGrath, of the Twenty-first, infantry, and Captain Eltonherd landed east of the town, but found a river intervening. Captain McGrath nnd Lieut. Baston swam the river tinder fire from twenty Mauser rifles. Having crossed the stream, the officers procured a cascoo to ferry the troops over. The insurgents retreated through the town, shooting from houses and bushes as they fled to the hills. Three members of tho Washington regiment waded from cascocs through swamps, often shoulder deep, while a group of Filipin is concealed in liny stacks were shooting at them, until the Napidan focused hersix-pounders and Gatling gune on the stacks for a few minutes. Most of the work was done before the Washington volunteers could reach the town. The Filipinos left three dead. Of the casualties on the American side, two of tho killed and three of the wounded were members of the Fourth cavalry and two killed and eight wounded belonged to the Twenty-first infantry. WASHINGTON, July 28. —Otis hn.s notified the war department of the sailing of the Sherman with the California regiment and 350 discharged men total, 1,507. BICYCLE fRUSf PORMED. MAY BE SETTLED. Believed That Trouble In Transvaal May ' Be Adjusted. LONDON, July 31 —The Marquis of Salisbury having at last broken silence on the Transvaal question in so decided a manner it may be expected that President Kruger will hardly be likely to refuse to listen to the government's new proposal for a joint commission to examine the franchise bill. ' This proposal meets varying criticism here from the liberals, and they are inclined to regard it as another instance of the incurable tendency of the Salisbury government to shelve every difficulty by referring it to a commission. Labouchere calls it a cliuiD-down on Chamberlain's part. Undoubtedly it savors more of Salisbury than Chamberlain. Others think it is a concession to the Transvaal's contention that the matter should be referred to arbitration. All agree, however, that it forms practical bridge of which Kruger avail himself to retire from an impossible position. a can DOMINICAN RULER KILLED. FOHT Heroaux Assassinated and tiie Murderer Kscapes. DE FIIANCE, Martinique, July 27.—General Ulysses Ilereanx, president of the Dominican republic, was assassinated at Moca. The name of the murderer is Ramon Caceros. He succeeded in making his escape, but an energetic-pursuit was at once instituted, and it is probable that he will soon be captured. Vice President General- Wenceslao Figuerom, immediately upon the announcement of the president's death, assumed the direction of affairs. At present calmness orevails everywhere in the republic. General Miles Hopes for Power. WASHINGTON, July 31.—The Post 'ays: "General Miles will ask Secretary Root for a speedy decision as to the relations existing between the general commanding the array and the secretary of war. He is now preparing his side of the case, which will be submitted to the new secretary. The conditions which existed in the war department since the campaign in Porto Rico is reviewed, showing that General Miles, while the major genera] commanding the army, has had little or no voice in the management of nft'airs of the army, and it is stated that with the in-coming secretary lie hopes the present condition will change." Work of the Peace Conference. THE HAGUU, July 31.—The international peace conference met for final sitting yesterday, when it was announced that sixteen states had signed the arbitration convention, fifteen the other two conventions, seventeen the declaration prohibiting the throwing of projectiles or explosives from balloons, sixteen the declaration prohibiting the iise of asphyxiating gas, and fifteen the declaration prohibiting the use of explosive bullets. , Why Gen. Torn! Surrendered. MAPIUD, July 86.—The Heraldo publishes an interview with Gen. Torai, who surrendered Santiago to General Shatter. Gen. Toral declared that his guns were useless against the Americans, who bad sixty modern cannon. He was compelled to consult every mp. inent with Gen. Linares, the actual commander of Santiago, who was wounded, until Captain General Blanco received orders from the government to arrange terms of surrender. Gen, Toral said further that he was exhausted with fatigue miter the sixteen days' siege; Uisspldiers were half dead, and, it was impossible,to resist longer, Forty-ttro Plants In thfe Combine—Wil Also Make AntorrioblleA. IxniANAPOT,!.?, July 29.-—Prcsiden' Smith, of the Indiana Bicycle Com pany, has given out the details of the new bicycle and automobile combine, The capitalization is $40,000,000, ant forty-two bicycle plants have been ab sorb'ed at a cost of 831,000,000, leaving 89,000,000 for working capital and to force out competition. Colonel Pope of the Columbia, II. A. Lo/.ier, of the Cleveland company, Gormnlly & Jeffery, of Chicago, Colemaii, of the Wester Wheel Works, and Mr. Smith are the chief promoters. Under the agreement each factory hereafter will make but one grade of wheels. All tires will be purchased of the nibbei goods company, which has absorbed the principal rubber factories of the country'not owned by the larger bicycle plants, and all seamless tubing will be provided by the Shelby company of Cleveland, wich will be capitalized at eight million dollars, and which will form part of the combine. Relative to the automobile,the patents controlled by the Indiana company pass to the ownership of the trust, and it is proposed to make electric automobiles so cheaply that the gasoline motors will he forced off the market. GIVES SOUTHERN VIEW. Georgia Executive lilaincx "Foolu and Painitlcfi" for Keccnt Uprising. ATLANTA, July 31.—Since the Bainbridge series of lynchings occurred Governor Gaudier lias been asked by newspapers in various parts of the country to give his opinion of the race question in the south. In reply to one of them he has fully and freely expressed his views as to the cause of the conflicts and the remedy therefor. The governor believes the present-clay cause of the uprisings is the intermeddling with the relations of the whites and blacks in the south by "fools and fanatics who know nothing about the situation, but who think the whole trouble dates from the day of emancipation," He believes a restricted suffrage will remedy ' the evils, and suggests that the ballot be given only the intelligent negro. As to the disposition to be made of the large percentage of illiterate negroes, the governor makes no suggestion. UNDOING ALGER'S WORK. The Attorney General Holds Franchises Invalid. WASHINGTON, July 29. — The attorney general has rendered opinions in three cases involving questions of franchises and concessions in Porto Rico. In the case of Vinconte and Jose Usera, the attorney general holds that they do not hold a complete and lawful concession to build a tramway from Ponce to Port Ponce and that the secretary of war has no right to confirm such concessions. The attorney general holds adversely on the application of Ramon Valdea Cobian for a concession of the right to use the water power of the River Plata, in Porto Rico, In the cases of Frederick W. Weeks, for permission to construct a wharf or pier at Ponce, the attorney general holds that to grant the petition is beyond the power of the secretary of war. Governor Roosevelt the Cause. CHICAGO, July 30. — A Washington special to the Tribune says: "It has developed that Governor Roosevelt wrote a letter to a cabinet officer, a short time ago, urging the retirement of Secretary Alger; that General Otis be relieved of his command in the Philippines, and that General Brooke should be succeeded, as military governor of Cuba, by Gen. Leonard Wood. The governor was unusually severe in his criticisms of the war department, and insisted that the administration could not afford to be held responsible for General Alger, nor continue the dilly-dally plan of operations in the Philippines. The letter was shown to the president by the cabinet officer in question. It is believed that it had a great deal to do with the president's determination to request Gen, Algei to retire. Soon after the contents ol the letter were made known to the president, Gov. Roosevelt was called to Washington for consultation with the president." Ho well Wins Again. LONDON, July 38. — B. H. Howell, the American oarsman, won the Wingfield silver sculls and championship on the Thames over the Putney- Mortlake course, beating Blackstaffe by foui lengths. Fox was third. Howell won the diamond sculls in the Henley regatta of July 7. ' __ MoUuftie Breaks World's Record. NEW BEDFORD, Muss., July 31. — Eddie McDufiie, champion middle distance rider of the world, broke the world's mile record on the Buttonwood cycle track, making the mile in 1:38. This is the first mile ever ridden under 1:30, motor paced. Ilie First Nebraska Arrives. SAN FHANCISCO, July 31.— The United States transport Hancock, having on board the soldiers of the First Nebraska regiment, U. S. V., has arrived. PEACE CONFERENCE WORK, Three Conventions and me-mlatlona. The Hague dispatch: Fire Recom- The final act Wheeler on tho SAN FBANCJSCO, July 25. — The transport Tartar sailed for the Philippines yesterday with the Nineteenth infantry. The regiment is the largest in the United States, if not in the world, having 1,800 men. It is the first to be completely recruited tinder the new organization of 128 men to a company. Gen, Joseph Wheeler and daughter are passengers on the Tartar. Besides tlie regulars, 175 recruits go on the transport, _ ; A Possible CojUJIot. PARIS, July $<J.<-TJj,e PolHtque oniaje says Russia nnd Japan are ing for a possible conflict In Korea, Col- embodying the results of the international peace conference, after enumerating the names and qualifications of all the delegates, says: "In a series of meetings in which the above delegates participated, inspired throughout by the desire to realize in the highest possible measure the general views of its august initiator, the conference has drawn up for the approval of the respective governments, the series of conventions and declarations appended: "Convention for the pacific settlement of international disputes. "Convention concerning the laws and customs of war on land. "Convention for the adoption of laws against the use of asphyxiating or deleterious gases from balloon projectiles and for the prohibition of the use of bullets that easily expand in the human body." Tile final net contains five expressions of opinion, as follows: "The conference considers that limitations of the military charges which at present oppress the world are greatly to be desired for tho increase of the material and moral welfare of mankind. "The conference expresses the opinion that the question of the rights and duties of neutrals should be inscribed on the programme of a conference to be held at an early date. "The conference expresses the opinion that questions relative to the type and caliber of rifles and naval artillery as examined by it should be the subject of study by the different governments, with a vinw to arriving at a uniform solution by a future conference. "The conference expresses the wish ihat an early convention be called to revise the Geneva convention. "The conference has resolved that questions relating to the inviolability )f private property in war on land and ;he bombardment of towns or villages n naval war be reserved for future ionfercnces." The convention was signed by all •he plenary delegates. WAR WITH GERMANY. INOERSOLL'S FUNERAL. where he died, white and just on the breast, banks of floral o Clergyman, No Mnfttc and STo Bearer*. NEW YOHK, July 26.—The funeral ol the late Robert G. Ingersoll took place yesterday afternoon from Walston, Dobbs' Ferry, where he died.' Nd clergyman was present to conduct the services; there was no music, and there were no pall bearers. The body lay on a cot in the room It was enshrouded in one red rose placed About the cot were tributes sent by friends, wreaths and bunches of blossoms. The services were held at four o'clock. Mrs. Ingersoll sat beside her dead a.nd beside her were her daughters, Mrs. Walston H. Brown and Miss Maude Ingersoll. They were very much agitated and wept almost incessantly. There were some forty others present and they remained standing throughout. The intense silence was then broken by Dr. John Ridpath, who, in a voice full of emotion, said to those present: 'My friends, it is a very sad duty to read in the presence of the dead the last poem by Colonel Robert Ingersoll, entitled 'Declaration of the Free.' This poem Colonel Ingersoll had read and altered in some of its parts only a few hours before he was stricken down." Major O. J. Smytho, a close friend of Colonel Ingersoll, then, without preliminary words, read another extract from Colonel Ingersoll's writings, entitled "My Religion." Dr. John Elliott, of New York, read the funeral oration delivered by Colonel Ingersoll over his brother's dead body. This concluded the short and simple services. Nearly every one present then took a parting look at the dead and passed out. Admiral Dewt-y Says Our Next Conflict Will Ho With That Country. CHICAGO, July 31.—A special to the rimes-Herald from Trieste says its jorrespondent had a conversation vith Admiral Dewey on board the Olympiu. In reply to remarks that Jerraany had intended to interfere at Manila he said: "Yes. Prince Henry of Prussia is a nan of the type of his brother, the jerman emperor." "And Admiral von Diederichs?" the /dmiral was asked. "He was relieved from his Manila )ost in accordance with an arrangement of long standing, and because lis time was up—not us a concession, made in friendliness to the American •overiiment. Germany's policy is to 31-event other powers from obtaining vhat she'cannot acquire herself." After lie had spoken of Samoa as videuce of her policy, tho admiral aid: 'We need a large and thoroughly quipped navy that can cope with any ither power. Englaud is our natural ,lly, and differences such as those ibout the Venezuelan border and the fisheries do not interfere with friendly understanding existing be- ween the two nations. Our next war vill be with Germany." CRISIS IS REACHED. nsurrectlon at San Uomingo Believed to He at Hand. CAPE HAYTIEN, July 31.—Advices ust received from the Dominican rentier say the insurgents have cut the telegraph wires in the vicinity of Santiago de Los Caballercr, also near Moca. The insurgents in the western part of Santo Domingo await the arrival of Jirainez, under whose leadership they expect to attack Santiago. GUNBOAT TO SAN DOMINGO. Uncle Sam Will Take AH Necessary Precautions There. WASHINGTON, July 39. — Secretary Long has ordered tho cruiser New Orleans, now at Newport, and the gunboat Machias, at St. Thomas, to proceed at once to San Domingo. This action is clue entirely to a fdesire to be forehanded in case of possible disturbances. Thinks Shamrock Will Win. LONDON, July 30.— The Yachting World contains a long article on the Shamrock's chances in the contests for the America's cup. Starting iipon the assumption that the Vigilant and Britannia are equal, the writer figures that Shamrock has shown herself capable of beating Britannia in a moderate breeze S5 to 30 minutes over a thirty-mile course. With the time allowance Shamrock's net superiority would be fifteen to twenty minutes. As Defender's superiority over Vigilant in sailing the same course is estimated at six minutes, and Columbia's superiority over Defender is assumed to be three minutes, it is estimated that Columbia's superiority over Vigilant is nine minutes. Therefore, according to the Yachting World's article, there are excellent grounds for^ the belief that in the present conditions of both yachts Shamrock will win. la IJend. JOI.IET, 111., July 38.— Adolph L. Luetgert, the wealthy Chicago sausage maker, serving a lif.j sentence for the murder of his wife, died very suddenly yesterday. He had been in his usual health. • _ Explotilou at a Torpedo Hoat. Poi.A, Austria, July 35 — One of the boilers of the Austrian torpedo boat Adler exploded while the vessel was off the island of Torcola, in the Adri. atic Sea, killing a lieutenant and four members of the grew. A compass has four points while a pair of compasses has but two. SITUATION IS CRITICAL. An English Statesman Talks of the TnuiHvaal. LONDON, July 28.—In n speech at a conservative luncheon, A. J. Balfour, government leader in the commons, discussing the Transvaal situation, said if the government's endless patience and endless desire to prevent matters coining to a crisis, and if all the resources of diplomacy were ineffectual to untie the knot, other means must be found to loosen it. Balfour, however, said he took a more sanguine view of the situation. He understood the Transvaal was prepared to grant some substantial redress, although it was quite inadequate according to Great Britain's standard. Manifestly it was impossible, Balfour said, that Great Britain should permanently submit to free born Englishmen being treated as an inferior race. While he did not take a despairing view of the situation, it would be folly to pretend that all difficulties had been solved, or proclaim peace which had not yet been assured. AFFAIRS IN SANTO DOMINGO. Death of the President Likely to He Followed by Trouble. NEW YOKK, July 29.—General Abeland A. Moscoso, the exiled leader of the liberal party of Santo Dominge, now living in New York, says: "The death of President Ilenreaux will surely be followed by a long state of disorder and revolution. I want to emphasize this prophesy, that the United States will eventually be compelled to interfere to establish peace in the island just as it did in Cuba. I favor the policy of peace. I will be glad to return to my country to support such a policy, if it is inaugurated by General Figucrea, vice-president, who succeeds to the head of the government. But if something is not quickly done to establish order and peace, more revolutionary expeditions will follow, like that of Gen. Jiminez and and Gen. Morales, who led a band from Cuba against Heureaux." General Moscoso has been in exile in New York for three years. He opposed the • late president politically and had to Uee to save his life. liuhonlc Plague. BOMBAY, July 39.— There were 351 cases and 121 deaths from the plague at Poona on Wednesday. The cases include four Europeans. Rains still hold off and tne crops are withering. A Public Hencfactor. DES MOINES, July 35.—Aug. 35, '74 we secured the issue of a patent for a portable swing upon which one or half a dozen of persons could be seated and the swing operated in the manner of a rocking chair by simply pressing a person's feet upon the suspended floor under the seats. The in x en tor, John R. Davis, of Bioomfield, Iowa, realized handsomely from it during the life of the patent. Since the patent has expired the invention is a public benefaction and has gone into general use and is made and shipped by car loads and sold at retail for ~$0. Many dooryards, lawns and parks are graced thereby and innumerable persons young and old, find comfort and delight in them. The invention is a good illustration of the beneficent purposes of our Patent Laws, the primary object of which is not to make inventors rich but for the public good, Valuable information about securing, valuing and selling patents sent free. THOJIAS G. OJIWJQ & Co., RegiB[ei-ed Patent Attorneys. Battleships About Completed, WASHINGTON, July 37,—The two big battleships, Kearsarge and Kentucky, are now so well along toward comple, tion that the contractors have called for the eight-mob, guns, as they are about ready to put on the upper turrets and mount the guns therein. It is thought their first soeed trials will occvu' some time in September. Terrible Calamity In Russia. WN, July 38.-A dispatch from. Nijni-Novgorod reports that freight and pasbenger steamers collided on '

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