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THE NEWS JH IOWA Slf Af 6 TAX LEVY REDUCED. Eieenttv* Council place* it at 8 9-io Mill* tat 1000. DiKS MOINBB, Aug. is.—Iowa's state taxes wilt be Smaller next year. The executive council yesterday, made tlie THE UPPER DBS MOINES; ALGOKA. IOWA. WEDNESDAY ACOIJST 16. 1899. CROP ACREAGE IN IOWA, Mlrector Sage ig ln « R „ ftoui A*ie«*ort' Return*. DBS MOINES, August 12.—Director ALL OVE« WORLD levy for the year follows: 1899, and it is as a table showing various crops in sup- He * h DREYFUS ON TRIAL. Qnt-AMnnA Firmly and Maintain* Hi* Innocence. , August 8.— The proceedings court-martial before which Taxable valuation of property 1525,000,000 Amount to be raised 1.600.000 State tax levy 3 9..to mills Stateuniversity special levy.. l-io mill Last year tlie levy was as follows: Taxable valuation of property 1545,000,000 Atnount to be raised 1.000,000 If 1 ;? ? ler i r 8 2 -i° mi ii9 State university special levy.. 1-10 mill It Will be seen that while there is n. reduction of $20,000,000 in tlie taxable raluiuion of the state, ns compared with last year, there is a reduction of $100,000 in the amount of money to be raised -for slate purposes, and of .3 of a mill in tlie levy. IOWA BOYS RE-ENLISTING. Sage, of the Iowa Weather and Crop Service, has issued the acreage of the Iowa by counties. This table is _.. t . posed to be accurate and was compiled r „, . „ — from the returns made to the depart- Captam Dreyfus Is on trial opened at ment by the township assessors in mi ""'« «••»• * •»•-'--' every township in the state. The total number of acres of corn planted appears to be 8,400,521. Last year, according to the assessors' returns, the total was 8,374,530 acres, ±™AAV" Cl ' enSet L pIatltIn * this • HBI acres, i here was a con- Increase noted in FRENCH CRISIS. „ acreage was small. lie acreage of winter wheat net ten minutes past 7 o'clock yesterday morning. Dreyfus entered tlie court room with a firm step, though his features were pallid. He is partly bald and what hair he has is gray and closely cropped. He answered the formal questions of the judge as to his name, age, etc., in a clear, determined voice. He sat facing the judges with his hands resting on his knees, an impassable figure. He denied every charge made against him, denied any !»*» n wl _J1 .. • .«» . " Plotter* Agfttfiftt the Gtnret-nment Attested Near Purl)!. PARIS, August 13.—M. Deroulede, president of the League • of Patriots, was arrested at his country estate near Paris. There was no resistance made and the prisoner was brought to APPEAL FOR FOOD. Will Join the New Regiment Cnpt. Warren Tckln Is to Command. DBSMoiNES, August 11.—Prom letters received from the Philippines it, Js learned that twenty-four enlisted men of the Fifty-first have already received discharges from the regiment on condition of th<#ir jo'ning the new regiment of veteran volunteers to be commanded by Major Bell. It is expected the number will be somewhat Increased later. Captain W. H. Ickis, of Company G, U io command the company the Iowa men nre about to join. The travel pay which each private will receive on re-enlistment in the new organization amounts to slightly over «400. en s fh ents the » .. ' ---"6" *•"• »nuiid WHetlD SOWn 1 *. 11 • —•««••»*« imjr in the fall of 1898, as returned by the ktlow ' ed ge of many things to which assessors, amounted to 154,177 acres. tlje bordereau referred. At times he I he larger part of the crop was lost winter-killing, and according to .tes of crop correspond- number of acres left for «,»,„ f10 -- ••• lsonl y 27,437 acres, or about 18 per cent of the area planted. It I •» quite probable the destruction was complete thuu those the city and incarcerated in Concier- gerie prison. There have been a number of the anti-Semitfes arrested. A semi-official note says the arrests are made for the violation of that section of the penal code regarding conspiracy organized for tho purpose of plotting against the government with a view of overthrowing it. Persons implicated belong to groups of royalists. At the trial of Neuilly barrack the affair of facts relating to tltat incident alone was used ns basis of prosecution, but year's i 7,113 Stat KINO HAS ACCEPTED. at Will UellTer an AtMreu at the Fair On the Philippines. DKSMOINKS, August 0.— The negotiations between the officials of the Btate fair and the managers of General King's lecture tour have been concluded by Secretary Van Hou ten's -acceptance of the bureau's term& General King will lecture on the Philippines, a subject for which he is especially qualified by his service during the present war and on which lie has already created a great deal of comment in the press owing to his fearless manner of discussing it and the intellectual and military ability with •vhlch he credits the Filipinos. IOWANS WOUNDED. FlTO Members of tho Fifty-Jim Wonmled Hour San Fernando. DES MOINES, August 1I.~l n a special dispatch to the Daily News Col. Loper reports the following casual ties In the Fifty-flrst regiment in the fighting near San Fernando: Habren- halz, Company M, shot in the leg, severe; Lieut. Williams, Company E, both thighs, moderate; Peter Hariff, Company C, chest, severe; A. M. Slatter, leg, moderate; J. F. Stewart, band, side, slight. , \,~~*' vv '"p*wvc I.I1UU L11USQ Ufr- indicate. ' s The spring wheat acreage sown this J^r™ 1 ' 539 - 391 nc '-es, a. decrease of in, acres ' compared with last year J. lie number of acres of oats sown this year was 4,009,557. Last acreage, 4,070,009; decrease, acres. The number of acres of bnrle«- harvested this year was 557,598. " La h t I acr*!' 575 ' 815 acres ! deciease, 18,317 \ol 'o, e r acreaero of r ^° this y™r was 1^0,230 acres. iJf' 18 aietv of flax Sfnvn this year was 14.175 acres. The area last year, according to assessors, 189,883 acres, showing a decrease of 47,707 acres. Ihe potato area nlanted was 154 243 mTr rl) e area planted in 1808, 155,The present acreage of timothy and clover meadow is 2,544,343 acres. Last re was 235,280 greater, of wild hay reported by CAPT. DREYFUS. vehemently protested his innocence, nnd as he did so his voice was filled with emotion. When the court adjourned it did so with the understanding that to-day it would sit behind closed doors to examine the secret dossier. ~..« o,ti<.-ii KU OI W iici nay reported by 1 T?,,,,,- . assessors last year was 1,198,333 aer« ******* August 12.-Th e Dreyfus J he acreage of pastureage reported C °" rfc 1HartM concluded its session at h " "•""-" '9 o'clock yesterday morning, when M assessors was 400,922 acres. FIRE LOSS AT FARRAGUT. West side Hnslnea* House. Nearly A!) t Iturned. FARRAGUT, August 13.—Fire des- Paleologne, of the foreign office, completed liis explanations of the secret dossier. RKNNES, August 13.—Yesterday's session opened at 0:30. Dreyfus en^- •••• *• • • »-; \.i ^r,-%" I * l « * troyed most of.the west side business „ Wlth tilL ' SIllne <l llic k. Jerky step, ngs, entailing IIjS , r '' atl "'e.s were pale and rigid. H c portion, about ten buildings, entailing a loss of over $50.000. The origin is thought to have been incendiary. The losses were as follows: L. hlnlcle harness, loss §3,000; August Jacobson i s , tore ' loss barber; A. T. Chambers, -,•-"-* -v .*. t if u Vj fl f r i ' -,;• hard ware stock; W. S Lyle. millinery. There were a few other small losses. Almost Killed l n a Fight. ABINGDON, August 13.—Frank .lone was almost killed in a fight with Eras tus Davis. He sustained concussion o the brain, several broken ribs and broken breastbone. He was m con scious for twelve hours and is still a bad condition. n Clarence E. Hltt Badly . CEDAR RAPIDS, August 11. —Clarence E. Hitt, son of General Superintendent Hitt, of the Rock Island, who .has been with the Burlington, Cedar Rap- UKBVITIES. News has been, received of the death of Eugene Hutchinson, of Lake City a member of the Fifty-first Iowa, at Manila. Nothing is known of the cause of his death. , -I p _ T =» 1 — ^»»»*». 4.1 ciu- «•* *»*tj vtctvuil, yen? mel^bh a™™* ^ th ° Past Des Moilles '"apateh: t, 0 the cars. was employed at Dysart as assistant agent and was just climbing down from the top of a freieht ca? dden stop threw him between Before he could extricate pair of wheels passed over his =„ A i i W . M brou sr h ' to Cedar Rapids and placed in a hospital. Physicians are hopeful of saving his feet. RAPIDS, Chitten- one ...it f ii TV --"6""t 11.—As a result of the accident which occurred to Curtis Hitt, it was found necessary to amputate both feet. e <-essary to Hnnnell Adjudged Inaane. £>ES MOINES, August ll.-Fred Hunnell, who shot and killed his son Archie recently, has been adjudged in- saneand will be taken at once to the Mt. Pleasant insane hospital. When Hunnell was brought before the insane commission he gave evidence in a rational way. He declared that although he was .unsuccessful in the attempt to take his own life, a,, opportunity would afford itself in the near Sit? W ° Ukl taUe advan ^ge ton has filed articles'of with the secretary of state. The capital stock is «500,000, divided into $100 shares, of which S250.000 is preferred stock nnd 8250,000 common stock ihe preferred stock carries a fixed cumulative preferential dividend of o per cent. The firm will enter into the °~ - manufacture and jobbing icorporators are P. Eastman and took a sent upon the platform and the reading to the court of Dr. Hansom's report relative to tho (hiding of the document in the lining of Drcyfu.s's waistcoat was then begun. The open- nig of the proceediiifrs was attended by a sensational incident. On Dreyfus being shown, by Col. Jouaust, the document found on the inside of his waistcoat by the penitentiary ollicer he admitted keeping it ns a '.souvenir ^ ! ?h- ° f , th , e b " l> 'l« l> «i«. He owned to this calmly and without any tremb- Img-of voice Then he listened calmly to the rendmir o f Doctor Kunsom'.s report oy Mnjor Cassiere, the proseeu- tor which occupied about ten minutes. Do LaKocho-Voi-iiei, one of the seeve- tanesof the French embassy at Berlin, was then called. He testified searches then made and documents seized led to the discovery of an organization dating back to July, 1808, and of a plot to seize the government by force. The documents leave no room for doubt, ?it,her in regard to the existence of a plot or as to the chief factors therein. After a very close watch organized proof was obtained that the same groups were preparing for a fresh attempt at an early date, the proof being such as to enable the disturbances to be averted by the immediate measures. Investigation of the affair was intrusted to Fabre, the examining magistrate. When an attempt was made to arrest Qucria, tlie president of the anti- Semite league, he refused to surrender, and barricaded himself in his house. lie says he is prepared to hold out for three weeks, having a good supply of food and firearms. The doors and windows of his residence arc barricaded. He announces that he will blow up the house before he will surrender. According to rumors current in official circles, the affair is likely to produce serious consequences. Jt is stated that the government possesses precise and detailed instructions from Due d' Orleans to his agents. It is pointed out that when the arrest of Deroulede was made no outsiders knew that the partisans of the duke of Orleans were mixed up in the affair. HOPE FOR THE BEST A stirring scene closed the day's .session General Mercier had spoken for Boya Badly n, irfc i,, a CINCINNATI, August n.—Two miles from Cincinnati, a crowd of boys got into a quarrel which developed into a pitched battle, rocks, knives and pitchforks being used. A boy named" Linder was stabbed in the face with a butcher knife, losing half of one ea,and having his cheek cut clear through to the mouth. A boy named Sanfon ly , in J' l »' e ^ Binder's ? d an " was in the face with a Took 4,680 Ballots. EMMETSBUBG, August 13.—The Forty-seventh district republican senatorial convention has adjourned until September j Ballots to the number th e ' 8a m Were n tak « Dl the last Banding 18 cRSf«"fi '%f 8t; 1 - C ° ry 16 ' Cri '« 13, Clarke 11. The adjournment was brought about by Palo Alto, day and Emmet counties combining and was opposed bjrWojdnsojnind^oiuthr A- WJner Allied At Evam 0SJUj,oosA, August p.-Art Gettvs was killed by a fall of s ] a te in American Coal Compapy'a raines extensive of W. W. B. Eaton. Judge Woolson, of the federal court, a few days ago, made a formal entry of the decision in the case of the Germau Insurance Company, of Freeport, 111., against the torn, O f Manning. The suit was on an effort made by the insurance company to establish the validity of bonds wind, it had accepted from the town. The case was dec.ded adversely to the company on the grounds that the bonds exceeded the constitutionalist of indebtedness of the town. The bonds are for the amount of 810,000 and were issued for the purpose of building a water plant. Ihe new limit of indebtedness was In excess of the constitutional-5 per cent limit. At Des Moines recently, Fred Hunnell a man 48 years of age. a carpenter by occupation, shot and instantly killed his son, Archie, at the residence of the family, a half Forest avenue am tha " «vans. Qettys was nbout 80 years old and had been at work but a few days Re was a son of Lee Qetiys, tlie TeU trail blacksmith for tlie mines. mile north of m ^ . „ ftlul 1Ihll> Ueth street The details of the shooting are no fully known. Hunnell claims, the story is generally credited, he wasattempting to kill himself the pistol when Archie attempted to wrest it from him and that in the struggle the boy was shot. There had been no quarrel between the two and no motive for deliberate murdei is known. Hunnell, after attempting to kill himself with a knife, was brought to the city and confined In the county jail. Unknown Hnn Killed. MADIIIP, August O.—An unknown man was killed by the flyer going east n t. 1 1 <-k*^»1 ns»l. .. 4. _ ! 1. A. , . O . *F . hours in a of Dreyfus, who had listened inmoved until Mercier concluded by saying ,f , e „ d not b(Jen ^ of the e-nilt of Dreyfus and the latter's •Ollpinti«.> I,«J i i ..„ , ween certifiedsince he had been mis- - ., open to his feet as ,, f T-J Ule , w< ? r ds liad galvanized him. nto life and shouted in a voice which esomided through the hall like » et note: "You have lied, scoun- Ihe audience burst into a wild cheer, whereupon the ushers called for silence; but when Mercier replied he would admit Dreyfus Innoeenfl there was any doubt, the prisoner replied* "Why don't you, then?" At thia there "•st of applause. „ , , , - arose and dramat- /. demanded to be confronted with Mercier, in order to deny some of'his statements. Col. Jouaust ordered the court adjourned till Monday morning for confrontation nnd as Mercier turned to leave the court the audience arose en masse and hissed and cursed him, those at the back of the court standing on chairs and benches in or- Her to better hound him down. Ex- president Casimir-Perier was called and denied several statements made by the prosecution. General Mercier minister of war in 1804. came next, and made a long monotonous address against Dreyfus His talk was not well received and was utterly devoid of evidence tending to show the guilt of Dreyfus, although it was a bitter attack upon the prisoner. OFFICERS FOR CAVALRY. President Krn K er Awaiting Hie Course of Events In Pjirlliiitionf:. LONTION, August 14.—President Kriiger still seems to be waiting on events. 'I'he latest telegrams are more reassuring, but nothing decisive is known as to whether Chamberlain's proposal for n joint inquiry will he accepted. Tho fact that semi-official German papers are beginning | 0 |,j,,t pretty plainly that the Transvaal can expect no help from Germany, may combine with the liritisli go\ernment's steady preparations for war to hasten a satisfactory scf.tlemenr,. In any case, no military movements will be possible until October. A rumor is current that Great Hfitain has secured a, concession from Portugal providing thut in tho event of war in .South Africa, Great BHtuin will be permitted to land troops at DelagoaBay and march them into the iransvaal. This rumor, lacks confirmation and is discredited. however, generally . Iow» Alun Profiled. CMHTOJT, August 8.— Mrs. James '^'ft ta fl ty ', Jlw ^e^ed word - death of her husband, drowned while rowing Jo the river Wflod at Jl o'clock at night on the Chicago, & p iu u railroad. . . e had evidently been stealing a ride, and w,,, caught while getting- oVthe Wn? I{is terribly mangled Number of Plfty-nr»t I»> TW Meu Honored by General OtU. WASHINQTON, August 13.—Among «? nominations madefy 1 (3en. Otis for sfflccrs for the volunteer cavalry regiment, known as the Eleven th cavalry and organized in the Philippines, are the following from the Fifty-flrst IoV T a! n Cft P tlvi ns. Joseph T. Davidson ana l»uy E. Logan; firs't lieutenants James O. Rose and Francis H. ff"ffln' Action A K »li"»t AHegted Tta»ti OMAJIA, Neb., August 14.-Attorney General Smyth lias begun an action to oust the Standard Oil Company from JSs. 11 siWi. 1 :^t*fc«' f .t sSJ^Vt^s "•"° M ^"'» 8t FBLL TO PEATH. Tweuty-elght ]EjiouMloi»l»t9 | n n Trolley Cwr Meet: an •—-• — •- * LOSS OF LIFE INCREASES. Known That 3.00O Were Drowned In tlie Ponce District. PONCE, Porto Rico, August 14.—The terrific wind which accompanied the recent storm destroyed the crops and demolished a number of houses on the higher ground, while the Hoods destroyed bridges and houses and caused great loss of human life. A large number of cattle were killed. The storm was most severe in -the central part of the island and along the southern coasts. Three hundred bodies have been buried in the city of Ponce, and it is estimated that 3,000 persons were drowned in the Ponce district. The number of people of tlie lower-class which were lost is not known, but it is certain that there were few fatalities among the better class and none among the Americans. The work of clearing away the debris progresses slowly. HOSTILITIES IN SAN DOMINCO Twelve Hundred TnHiir K eiitg Cross the Yaqul River Under Flro. CAPK HAYTIKN, August 14.—Twelve hundred insurgents Saturday cross the Yaqni river under fire. Tlie go ernment forces lost 18 killed, but the were no fatalities among the gents. A dispatch from Ranlca ijtorra Stricken Porto Rlcttni In Starting Condition. WASHINSTON, August 18.— General Davis, commanding in Porto Rico, cables: "Later reports show the hurrican to be far more severe in the interio and southern part of the island than here. The data for the estitnate( number of Porto Rienns who Jos everything is deficient, but I am forced to believe the number on the islanc cannot fall below 100,000 souls, and famine is 'mpending. I ask that S, 2SO.OOO po-inds of rice and Veans equal quantities of each, be shipped immediately on transports to Ponce Some here are making urgent appeals for me to appeal to post commanders for food for the destitute. Am I authorized to relieve the distress by food issues? Rice nnd beaus only are desired. There have been many deaths to natives by falling walls. So far only one soldier has been reported dangerously injured. Several towns are reported entirely demolished. As yet I hiive reports from only four ports. There was complete destruction of barracks at two. and at two others one company each had bar- racks'destroyed. Troops are under canvas. No reports have yet been received from the largest ports, Ponce and Mayngucx, but thev were, in the vorte.v of Hie slorrn. At least half the people of Porto Rico subsist entirely upon vegetables. The storm has destroyed this source of support." WASHINGTON, August 12.—At the suggestion of the president, the secretary of war prepared an appeal to tho people of the United Stales for aid for the hurricane sufferers in Pnrto Rico. The subsistence department of tho army in Porto Rico has been directed to render such temporary aid as it can until supplies arrive. WASHINGTON. August 13.— The war department has taken prompt measures for the relief of the hurricane sufferers in Porto Rico. When the press dispatches and General Davis's dispatches made known the extent of the disaster, steps were at once taken to send supplies and tlie transport McFherson was ordered put in readiness to sail from New York at once. She will carry rations and other nec- ewaries. Secretary Root has sent an address to the mayors of cities of more than 150,000 population, urgino- that assistance bu given to tho stricken people. SAN JUAN, Porto Rico, August 13 — It is now said that 500 persons lost their lives at Ponce during- the hurricane. Terrible distress prevails there Arroyo, on the south coast, was des. troyed and sixteen lives were lost there. The town is .still under water At Gimyamo the houses are still standing. Seven were killed there. A number of bouses were pillaged, and squads of soldiers were unable to •nanita.it, order. Starvation threat- PUS the population. The water supply at San .Hian has stopped. The ~onmo Springs hotel was wrecked. PAIUS, August 11.—Advices from Pointe A. Pitre, Guadaloupe, sa.ys a cyclone did enormous damage in the interior of the island yesterday morning. Cofi'.-e and cocoa estates were devastated, meaning a loss of many thousands of dollars. The village of Le Mourie was totally destroyed" and many of the inhabitants killed and injured. SAN JUAN, Porto Rico, ,^g nsf . „ , A hurricane broke over the south * i at 1 o'clock Tuesday *£?£*** I swept north west. There ws ment for nine hours. At or four natives were drowned in bor, eighty houses were and hundreds were unroofed n I damage to property is estimafp/ 'I 5500,000 Commissary .££*£* «« value of $50,000 were destroyed ,L; dispatch by cable from Ponce £?,'«$ aT^n-ir d —'• A?^ have been drowned. ittle remains standing excent thedral and the bnrl-acks P F O tives perished and three United sold.ers nre reported bndly Elcnycy was leveled to tlie houses being demolish States soldiers were i CIlvn ,,. y , lorae Catano the entire plnnt of the «1 Oil Company was ruined oss of $300,000. At only of tho houses were «d the rest were flooded. red-cattlo were killed and vay was seriously damaged. ed. storm- at Cadnas four persons A courier who ],„,„ j,, st u from Ilumacao, capital of the pr€mnce of that name on the eastern coas 7f ^^.ist'Xirr? mated at $500,000. Forty-six b r" Lave been recovered and" thenTaS more in the debris n PONCE, Porto Kico, August ll.-_ A teinble storm struck this island ear l v iuesday morning, doing a vnlf amount of damage. Rivers were overflowed and it is estimated that more than 200 persons were drowned. £?' ports from the.interior are hard to ot tain, owing to the demoralized tion of the wires, but it is that the central portion suffered ns severely as did the coast. The list" dead cannot be obtained, but it is large number of Americans ,.,. , Cr °P 8 were In a flourishing oond.tmn, but the heavy winds, ac by the continual down- left them almost demol- There are already reports of much suffering. ST. THOMAS, D. W. I., August JJ._ What was once the pretty little island of Monteerrat is now a wilderness. One of the worst storms that ever struck the West India Islands has completely devastated Montzerrat Ihe hurricane struck this place Monday. All churches were destroyed villages swept away and more than one hundred lives were lost. It is impossible to describe the terrible ca- Inmity which has befallen the unhappy people of this island. Many who were not killed outright by the"flying debris were picked up and carried a OTIS I t Seeing i'or bei jp,that h |ftng n |,the m 4 palled lm f ifSpanli i "Ha pour has «l'ed. . |-vation Abound I He! fwhile M the-br all rij j^made ffibanan lared, ; RESULT PLEASES GEN. WHAT WAR MEANS. Knliied SoutH Afrloin Republic Will Commercially. LONDON, August 13.—The Boer pr- gan, the Diggers' Newa, publishes a Johannesburg dispatch saying in the event of war Great Britain will win but at a price which she ought to consider, for the Boers are determined to wreck mines, irretrievably ruin stockholders by blowing up millions of pounds'worth of machinery and causing the absolute ruin of Johannesbv as a town and mining 11 rg center. Another dispatch, however, says- l ^A reply of the Transvaal to the ^lhF,?»j v'V M.i°'" fc 111( l»iry is beinu -, . - , - - .1 inquiry delayed by the government prepared scheme, ternal affairs of the country." ROOT SIDES wTrTTlvllLES. Under an npuncesthat the entire piovince o Neyba Is ready to rise in favor of Gen Jimenea General Torribo Garcia expected from Cuba, to assume com mand of the revolutionary movemen ed th Edltorn Will WASHINGTON. August 13. tors of the Havana Reconcentrado, which The newspaper, was recent!, mill em " suppressed by the United States tary authorities in Cuba, jar. They wilf l^tVSX f. aina ? es . »"d also that their shall be de^ermuied_i_i,_theclvil PLUNGED TO DEATH. Twenty an( , Aug. s.—Human Votty Me., ^-^•«**v*a# W4*j.j VU||U, , *»V*S« I freight carried by a trolley CACttrBlon ,„ - - « MOV „._ car W8S 8 ent hustling todeath down a iwenty P^ons were killed and forty Hhnnr di-nn nt.ati.. ji__. ~. _** ** I Were morn ni" laao «„-_..-!„ . . ' ' J or. 8.— siay^aiSoSr 1 »»* *«^ >ersons were killed njured, B om0 fatally, was caused by a car on Stension trolley W ° r ° ° r Jess he resl ' lt Inured' I.,«pe«,ors Genenu Control „, Army ««,„,»» I1(lep WASHINGTON, August ^.-Secretary Root has acted in the role of peace! maker, and as a result every body in the war department I. pleased with eery! of i( . c prevailing in ftif n {rft by the secretary's announcement that the order respecting the status of te nspector general's office and inspee- tors general would be so modified that it would be satisfactory t o everybody concerned. Thus General Miles has scored a victory over former Secretary A Iger, and Secretary Koot has '- T.iho Over the MADRID, August jo __ A ,,«,._„, , f-oin Manila says that « otman"" 1 ! patch boat has sailed for the purpose of tak.ng fomal possession o/ CaroUnes recently purchased Spain by Germany. Yellow ir«vw at iiav«, m . August 0,-Tl )e first ase of yeHow fever among the the from w»r,i» August 9.— the American Advance on Wednesday Was «>r Importance. WASIIISGTOW, Ai,g Ust n.-Gen. Otis cables: "MacArthur's movement Wednesday was very successful. It served to clear the country to the rear, left and right of the insurgents He advanced north to Calumet, six miles from San Fernando, whence he is now reconnoitering. Hi s casualties were five lulled and twenty-nine wouaded Officers wounded: Major Braden Captain Abernathy, Thirty-sixth vol. unteers leg and arm, moderate; Lieutenant Williams, Fifty-flrst Iowa, thigh, moderate. These troops oper- nd rear and toward ,i« «n .' MllcAl- thur's advance under Wheaton and Liseum consists of the Ninth, Twelfth, Seventeenth, part f " le twenty-second, and a portion of the Fifty-first Iowa. The more? ment was very diflicult on account of mud and surface water. MncA-thnr reports the insurgents' loss at 100 killed and 300 wounded." U. S. PATENT OFFICE BUSINESS Diss MOINES, Aug. 8.—G. A. Carpenter, or Ft, Morgan, Colo., has been allowed a patent for a fly exterminator. A frame made of asingle piece of wire with the ends of the wire twisted together and extended at an an<"le is covered with bibulous paper and the extension inserted in the top of a bottle in such a manner that the frame will be retained in a horizontal position and poisonous liquid will, by cap- •' ilary attraction, keep the papar moist ' and flies taking the liquid will die. •. U U. Nelson, of Exirw, Iowa, 1ms « been allowed a patent for a boot and • shoe cleaner adapted to ba fixed to a fi 'loot-step in such a manner that the 3 bottoms, sides and heel portions of " boots and shoes on the feet of wearers " can be advantageously scraped and cleaned tliereoy. Flexible material nxect to the metal parts contacts with the "uppers" and prevents seratchiiur or damaging the leather. Wo do all the work required in preparing drawings, specifications and aim ruing- and prosecuting up. Oori. M ,! nS i >patents for inventions, free P " Ce solicUed »««» advice TIIOS. G. OBWJCO & Co., Solicitors of Patents. «obbor Murders a Watcuroan. Coustantine, Mich., Aug. 14.—Edward A. Cranston, village night watch, man, was murdered Thursday night by an unknown assassin. He was shot through the heart by a burglar, who, H is supposed, was about to rob tit postofflce. The burglar left a portlo? ol his tools and escaped in a close* carnage. Bloodhounds were put o? - < tne trail, tracing one of tbe wen to tjw «* veaiden.ce of Thoma.8 A. Hammer, fcr> - nierJy of Columbus, in d . «amwer vif arrested and tskei? to for safe ous ^drifted not m

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