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THE UPPER DBS MOINES: ALGOKA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY AUGUST 23. 1899. THE NEWS IN IOWA CONFER Wltrt SHAW* fifty Deleft** t-rotti flttf-BHt Meet lit t>*i Mftlnek. ttftS MoiNKS, August 18.— Fifty delegates from towns represented in the fifty-first regiment, Iowa volunteers, tefet fct Hi 6 state house to confer with Governor Shaw, Judge Gamble of Knoxviile, acted its chairman of the delegation. Smith McPherson, congressman from the Ninth district, was present, coming from his home town, Red Oak. The consehus of opinion seemed to be that nothing was too good for the boys and that something should be done to get the boys back if possible in a body. The governor declared that ho Could not see how it was possible for the state officials to devise any plan by which, the funds could be provided legally. Finally a plan was adopted by which it is expected the regiment can be brought to Iowa from San Francisco, where it will be mustered out, on a special train at the expense of tha stn te. The destination of the train in Iowa was not determined. Smith MePherson offered a resolution which was endorsed by the meeting. The plan cm- bodied is to, get the signed agreement of all senatorial, representative and gubernatorial candidates at the coming election to support a measure to reimburse Gov. Shaw for the expenditure of funds for the purpose of bringing the regiment to Iowa and Governor Shaw has agreed to put up the necessary cash. _ ^___ WANTS SYSTEM CHANGED. Desires Judge Gllleiple, of Burlington Fenal Reform. DES MOINES, August 19.—Police Judge GillespSe, of Burlington, called on Judge Silvara and incidentally Bounded the latter on a suggestion to call a meeting of the police magistrates of the state in Des Moines some time in the near f'lturo to consider a proposition to secure an improvement in the environments of young girls brought before committing magistrates on charges of vagrancy and prostitution. Under the law as it exists the girls are committed to the county jail to serve out sentences or sentenced to the Girls' Industrial School at Mitchellville. 'In the construction of jails throughout the state .little or no provision has been made 'for separating this class of offenders from hardened criminals, and while the theory of the law is supposed to be in the interest of punishment and reform no reformation can be expected where young girls are subjected to the evil influences about them in the jails. The thought of Judge Gillespie, in which he is supported heartily by Judge Silvara, is that influence should be exerted upon the legislature next winter for the passage of a bill creating separate reformatory institutions for young girls, where there will be a mingling of moral and legal restraint. A BIG FAIR. Iowa Asrrlcultnral Society Expects the Beat Meeting Ever Held. Dj?s MOINEB, August 19.—Secretary Van Hbnten announces that everything is in readiness for the best fair ever held in the state. The Texas rough riding, outlaw horses, cattle roping, diving horses, guideless wonders, world champion shooting, good music and splendid races will be features of each day's program, beginning with Monday, nnd closing Saturday evening. No such line or class of amusements were ever before attempted, and all will find amusement and instruction. This will be the event of the century, and will make a fitting century closing exhibition. It is proposed to show the best in every line, including stock, agricultural products, machinery, fabrics, and in fact everything that will add to the interest of visitors. GOVERNOR ASKS FOR AID. tune* an Appeal in Ilebalf of the Porto Blcang. DES MOINES, August 18. — Governor Shaw has issued ft letter to the people of Io"va recommending that "all of the people of the state of Iowa contribute for the relief of the people of Porto Rico, and that all sums of money be forwarded to Hon. John Herriott, treasurer of state, who will promptly transmit the same in accordance with the direction of the war department." He appoints the honorable mayor of each city and town of the state of Iowa and the county auditor of each county, and recommends that they appoint such sub-committees as may be necessary to make diligent canvass both for money and supplies. Sugar riant for Pes Moines. DBS MOINES, August 31. — The Iowa Beet Sugar Developing Company has been organized in Des Moinos. The new company will foster the beet eugar industry in Iowa and will construct a plant to handle a crop of 8,000 acres of land. It is expected that the plant will be ready by next year. , Get Iowa Firms. CHICAGO, August 15,— William M. Jones, merchant, filed a petition in bankruptcy. Liabilities, $91,520. JJo assets. Among the creditors are H. J3. Allen, of Waterloo, low?., 814,QOP; & I/, TidricU, Pes Moines, »8,35Q; Brag., Des Moines, fl,l?5. 8t°rw E, August J7,*-Fire broke the Bfotel Columbia; and the building land furniture were a sgyaptetely Destroyed by )^e fire f he origin pf the flre is uu* have coju '.,',,»> / \ . /, >' &li*G.^i,';l' ; ^"l^i&iV, - SJi TAXES TO fefe LESS. Rndnttlon In Stfcte Tntcd ThU Tear M! Compared With 1898. D*6 MOINES, Aug. 18.— The executive Council has finished the equalization of, the assessment of all classes of property for the entire .state. The state- taxes *or the last half of the present biennial period will be less than those of the first year by S2l7,9S6. On a to-* tal assessment of 8525,000,000 and a levy last year amounting to $1,741,693 the reduction in taxation is more than twelve per cent. There is a total reduction in the assessment of all property this year as compared with last of 818,866,041. The tax levy last year was 3.8 mills, this year 2.9 mills. The total assessment—taxable value—last year was $544,247,782. This year it is $22S,301,74J. The reduction is prin* cipally in real estate, being over 821,000,000. Merchandise, corporation stocks and live stock are somewhat increased. Below Is a table giving the taxable value assessed against different clnssesof property as equalized last year and this: 1898. Real estate H11,5H>.S11 Personality—Vehicles M70.044 Merchandise 12,878.509 Moneys and credits 29,551.558 Fn rn I tu re 088,696 Corporation stocks Other property KM81.092 Live stock 3.1.500,«12 Railroads «.f)0li.79l 1899. (390.297.578 1.29G.8S9 14.230.944 25,B50,027 629,419 fi.219.8IS 4.725.799 S(i.(Ki2.244 44.730,070 COMMITTEE WILL NOT DECIDE Republican Committee \VII1 Not Interfere In "Rig Five" Content. I)ES MoiNfcs, August 20.— The republican state central committee has decided thatit cannot properly settle the contest over the nomination for senator in the "Kig Five" district, composed of Clay, Palo Alto, Emmet, Dickinson and Kosstith counties, which was referred to it for settlement by two of the three candidates several days ago. .T. W. Cory, C. W. Crim and A. D. Clarke were the candidates for senator in the district. The first convention was held some time in July and was 'deadlocked. The second was held August 1. The third was held August 9. At this session the candidates released their instructed delegates, but it did no good, as the deadlock was still continued. Adjournment was then taken to September 1. Immediately after adjournment Messrs. Crim and Cory signed an agreement to abide by a decision as between the two by the state central committee. This WHS the offer which the committee has just declined. DISTILLERY MAY REOPEN. The Owners Bitve Refused to tonic It Another Year. DES MOINES, August 19.—The American Spirits Company, owning the big International distillery in Des Moines, which has been operated only as a malting house since prohibition went into effect, refuses to lease the property to be operated nsa malting house, and has ordered that some extensive repairs be mnde on the building. Considerable speculation has been indulged in as to what the policy of the' trust will be toward the plant. Resident parties who were at one time identified with its operation, claim not to know what is to be done with the property, but others claim to have information to the effect that as soon as a manufacturers' consent petition is obtained the plant will be placed in operation again for the manufacture of high wines for export trade. Hancock Is Not a Cnndldnte. DES MOINES, August 21.—Chairman C. T. Hancock, of the republican state central committee, announces that he will not be a candidate for another election to the position lie lias held for the past year. He will, serve out his term as member of the committee from the Third district, but will not be elected chairman again. KKKVITIES. Avoid impurities and drink Colfax Mineral Water. Its curative powers are positive. Colfax Bottling Works, Colfax, Iowa, A report sent by Gen. Otis bears the intelligence of the deaths of Walter E. Hutchison, Company A, Des Moines, and Rodney Clark, Company U, Fifty-first Iowa. Hutchison's home was in Lake City, Calhoun county. He enlisted in Company A at the out- bi-eak of the war. He is reported to have died on August 8 of dysentery. Rodney Clark died of typhoid fever Axigust 8. At La Porte City recently a fierce battle took place in Spring Creek township, in which members of two families were involved and an old feud was revived. Enos and Grant Harmon drove to the home of Ed and Floyd Evans, at midnight and roused them from bed. Their appearance was followed by a terrible fight and revolvers, knuckles and slung-shots were brought into requisition. The origin of the trouble could not be learned, the stories materially differing. All were arrested, but the condition of every one who took part was too serious to permit of their being put in jail. The time of trial depends upon the heal ing of their wounds, Persons suffering from rheumatism, dyspepsia, constipation, heartburn malaria, kidney and liver troubles should give Colfax Mineral Water a trial. Colfax Bottling Works, Colfax, Iowa. Pes Moines dispatch: Crude oil will be used on some of the suburban streets in Des Moines as a sprinkler for settling the dust and making the surface of the unpaved dirt roads less liable to washing. A car load of the oil has ju»t arrived for the board of public works. The experiment will be made at once. Just what streets or country roads will be sprinkled first is not yet determined. Keokuk and some other cities have trjed it nod eay B.e,fid*$ setMieg the dust, s supposed to make such ALL OVERTHE WORLD WELLMAN RETURNS. E4plore* Arrive* at Trointo*, Notw»y, ilndly Crippled. TBOHSOE, Norway, August 18. — Walter Wellman and the survivors of the polar expedition led by him have rrived here, hating successfully completed their explorations in Frnn« Joseph land. Mr. Wellman hns discovered important new lands. About, the middle of February the party arrived at Port McKi nicy, in latitude 81. Pushing northward, through rough ;ee and severe storms, with * continuous temperature for ten dnys between 40 and BO degrees below r.ero. the party found new Innds north of Freedom island, where Nnnsen landed n 1895. Hy the middle of March nil lands were confident of reaching latitude 87 or 88, if not the pole itself. i'hen came a succession of disasters. Mr. Wellman, while leading the par,y, fell into a snow-covered crevasse, seriously injuring 1 one of his legs and compelling a retreat. Two days later the party was aroused at midnight by nu ice-qtmlce under them, due to pressure. In a few moments many dogs were crushed and the sledges destroyed. The members of the expedition narrowly escaped with their lives, though they inn n a (red to save their precious sleeping 1 bags nnd some flogs and provisions. On Mr. Wellman's condition becoming alarming, as inflammation set in, the brave Norwegians dragged him on a sledge, by forced marches, nearly 200 miles to Headquarters, arriving there early last April. Mr. Wellina,n is still unable to walk and will probably be permanently crippled. Mr. Wellman and his companions found no trace in Franz .Josef land of the missing aeronaut, Prof. Audree. ANOTHER BATTLE. With the Rebel* Result* In toss to Both Sides. MANILA, August 18. — The Twelfth infantry lc;t Calulet at sunrise yesterday nnd advanced up the railway. Captain Evans's battalion deployed to the right of the track and Captain Woods's to the left. Two companies remained on the track with the artillery. The insurgents were found well entrenched in front of 'the town, the trenches having been dug within a few days and since the occupation of Calulet. At a distance of 1,500 yards the Filipinos opened fire. Their force wns estimated by Colonel Smith at 1,500, although the residents afterward said it exceeded those figures by a thousand. The enemy sent heavy volleys against the whole American line. Most of their shooting 1 , as usual, was high, biit they concentrated their heavy fire down the track upon the artillery. Colonel Smith kept whole line moving 1 rapidly, with quent rushes. The insurgents tempted to flank Captain Evans, therefore the companies were sent to the right and drove them back. Unable to stand the continuous volleys, the Filipinos abandoned the trenches and retreated through the town northward. MORE MEN CALLED FOR. the fre- at- and An Order Issued for Ten Thousund More Volunteers. WASHINGTON, August 18.—An order has been issued directing ten additional regiments of infantry of volunteers to be organized for service in the Philippines. They will be numbered from Thirty-eighth to Forty-seventh. "The policy of the war department," said Secretary Root, "is to furnish General Otis with all the troops and supplies that he can use, and which are necessary to wind up the insurrection in the Philippines in the shortest possible time." SOLDIERS HOME IN NOVEMBER Fred Staves Writes That They Will Leave Manila About September 1 DES MOINES, August 19.—M. C. Staves, of this city, has received a copy of "Freedom," the soldier paper pub lished at Manila, from his son Fred, with the Fifty-first Iowa regiment. Mr. Staves writes that the regiment expects to leave Manila for the United States about September 1, and to reach Iowa about November 1, some time being consumed at San Francisco, With the copy of the paper was sent a small Filipino flag found by young Staves in a,. Filipino hut which was captured by the Iowa soldiers, and in which were found a dozen dead Filipinos. The flag is spotted with Filipino blood. The copy of "Freedom was pviblished .Inly 4, and contains many items of soldier news. Hon. John If. Irwln Accepts. KEOKUK, August 10.—Hon. John N Irwin, of Keokuk, who was the mos popular mayor Keokuk ever had, af te considerable delay has decided to ac cept the appointment of minister ti Portugal, tendered'him by Preslden McKinley, and is making propanvtioni to leave in the near future to the field of his mission. He will be accom papied by his family. Boy Badly Hurt. MASON CITY, August 19.—Oscar Og ren, 13 years old, while playing at the Mfts°n city brick and tile works, hac .the finger of both haads blown off by a percussion cap used i» exploding dynamite in the clay beds. J.owa Boy Injured. WASHINGTON, August 19.-—Is ft of injured cabled by G$pev84 QUs, ^p pears the name of Lamont A* Wll liaine, second Jowa, who is sjjfl&rlijff vvitb ft f HB DfcEYPUS TRIAL, M. LABOR! SHOT DOWN. Aupust 15. 'esterday confronted Mercier before he court-martial. lie declared Merler's storv as to the Imminence of war between Fmnee and grossly exnppfrftted. He ' • of insubordination in that he _._ 00,000 troops to the frontier without consulting th« president. He also undertook to shorten the term of of RO.OOtt men without eousult- ..„ u T.ittle developed during the confrontation to shovx the guilt or in- of the prisoner. the cx-presl- ttontnifttal.T emtearorlnff to discredit Mere5er'scVideue« of the day before. ?cnernl Hillot testified thnl lie still >elieted Preyfus puiltv 1 , hut pave no strong reason. He said thnt Uenernl icqunrt sysHMUfttlenlly, ns hend of the itellifrenee dcrnu'lnieut, kept bneU nil new facts favorable to Preyfn* nud itifled Inquiry, OarnljjMne. also be- ieved In the pulU of Ureyfns. because. >is accusers were, so entirely In ngree- nent in their testimony. Xurllnden believed likewise, RKNMKS, Aupust IT.—The request, of ")emnnge. counsel for Dreyfus, forad- ournment beeauseof 1 »»bori's abseuee, was denied. The feature of the dny wns the rending of the offiemt report of the treatment of Dreyfus on the sle. du Diablo. The deposition of tuerin, former minister of justice, wns •end ami the testimony of ^ Former M inister Lebon was tnken. The widow of Colonel Henry autl t»en, Roiret vcre also witnesses and both npUnst .he prisoner. The latter was p«r!io«- nrly bitter. REXXKS, August IS.—YesSenlay was i Dreyfus day. General Kosjel resumed his position on the opening of he court, dealing with the theft ot Ssterhazy's letters from Mine. Pays. Demange wns evidently primed for lim and a number of his shots ninue ,he general squirm in his sent* Koget was unable to conceal ills annoyance and anger when Demange scored him. ilis fingers twitched nervously and he Vequently turned for consultation towards Generals Billot and Zurlinden, who occupied seats behind him. Ho also threw glances of snvnge resentment at the audience when, as it hap- ened several times, suppressed titters went round the courtroom when Demange cornered him. Finally he became red in the face nnd answered Demange in a hollow voice, strangely contrasting with his confident tone of Wednesday. Then came a witness who proved splendid reinforcement for Dreyfus. It was Bortullus, the exam- ning magistrate, who received Colonel Henry's confession of forgery. Bor- ;ullus's testimony was a veritable speech for the defense. Coining from i man of high legal reputation, the evidence raised the hopes of the Drey- fnsards immensely and apparently made a deep impression on the members of the court. After a brief confrontation of Bortullus and Mine. Henry. Colonel Piequart, former chief of the intelligence bureau of the war office, was called." He gave his.evi- donce in a loud, resonant voice and created a profound impression. His testimony was decidedly favorable to Dreyfus. RENNES, August 19.—Colonel Pic- quart wns again a witness before the Dreyfus court-martial yesterday. Col. Picquart's speech of five hours was delivered without notes or any leading questions from Demange and iu the most lucid and convincing style. It wns a tour de force, which in any civil court would certainly assure acquittal, but f icquart himself is the object of such intense hatred and prejudice at the hands of the whole general staff and the bulk of the officers' for integrity, independence and utter disregard for military discipline in his search for the truth, that the effect of his speech is greatly discounted. Colonel Jouaust treated him disdainfully, in marked contrast to the deference he displayed towards Generals Mercier and Rocret. It is this evidence of partiality and the fact that, by acquitting Dreyfus the court-martial would virtually be convicting their superiors, which leads many people to believe that he will be re-condemned. In any event, if he be acquitted, it will have been Piequart who saved him. RENNES, August 30.—The stage was occupied yestei-day successively by three enemies of Dreyfus—Major Cuignet, General de Boisdeffreand General Gonse—who, from 0:30 until 11 a.m., mainly devoted themselves to reiterating what they had previously said in evidence against the prisoner, who followed them with characteristic composure; but when the moment came for him to reply, the prisoner delivered one of those brief utterances of indignation which have had such u powerful effect \ipon his hearers. Insurgents Attack Angeles, MANILA, AugustlB.—Eight hundred insurgents attacked Angeles yesterday morning, biit the Twelfth regiment drove them into the mountains. None of the Americans were injured. The insurgent loss is not known. C. T. Spencer, of Kentucky, reporter for the. Manila Times, was killed Wednesday during the engagement at Angeles. Cbainberlnln Semis An Ultliniitnm. LONDON, August 31.—The People as? serts that it learns from a high official that the secretary of state for the colonies, Joseph Chamberlain, has des- patched, through the British high commissioner in South Africa. Alfred Milner, an ultimatum to President Kruger, of the South African republic. Alger Out of Polities. MoNTBKAiv, August 31.—In an interview here ex-Secretary of War Alger stated thai he was absolutely out of politics. GLOOMY VIEW OF SITUATION, <7ftpt»ln toreyfniM Counsel full* at of an AMASsln. RftNSKS, August 15.-^—Two men anw bushed and shot Maitre Labori, conn* Germany \ sc \ f or Dreyfus, yesterday morning. 1 Maitre Labori left his house alone for the court about C o'clock. His residence is situated in the suburbs of the town, about a quarter of an hour's walk from the Lycce, the route being along a solitary road beside the river Vlllaine. He had reached a point halt wny on his journey when two men, who had evidently been lying in wait for him, rushed out of a narrow lane and one of them fired a shot from a revolver. The murderers were only a couple of yards behind their victim and the bullet struck Mnitre Labori In the back. The wounded man uttered an agonized cry and fell flat on his face. The murderers immediately fled through the lane from which they had emerged and both escaped. The bull penetrated the posterior region '^ the thorax on the right side nt the heighth of the fifth or sixth dorsal vertebrae. A heavy flow of blood pre' vents, for the present, exploration of the depth of the wound. The doctors hope the bull is lodged in the muscles enveloping (lie vertebral column, l.nliorl Wilt Recover. UKXMTS. Aucust 10.—Labor! is now doing so well that t ho doctors consider him out of danger. H elieson his back unable to move, lull life is returning to the leir which was thought to be paralysed. He hns no fever and continues to discuss the trial. The doe- tors hope to see him on his feet before the Irin! is ended. OPINION AS TO OUTCOME. Vlcwi «• to tlic Testimony In tlie Dreyfus Cuae. RENXES, August 21.—Opinions differ as to what the judgment of the Dreyfus tribunal will be. Townspeople who know well General Germain and General Lucus, of this nriny corps, think the decision will be ntrainst the accused. On the other hand, at the Hotel Modere, which is now the great conversational news center, the idea prevails of a reluctant judgment in. his favor. The tribunal certainly shares the feelings of the military witnesses, but there are signs of coming around. LONDON, August 21.—The Paris corj respondent of the Sunday Special says: "The government, I understand, has decided to arrest General Mercier. It is rumored that orders will be given to withdraw the case against Dreyfus it having been proved that the documents relied upon to establish hia guilt are forgeries." MILES IN COMMAND. to Secretary Root 1'ermlts the General Resume Hlg Duties. WASHINGTON, August IS.—Without heralding his policy, Secretary Root has practically placed Major General Miles in actual command of the army and amicable relations now exist between army headquarters and the war department. Official documents, orders, recommendations and suggestions are daily sent to the major general commanding, and General Miles responds and co-operates in every official detail. This is'a new departure. For more than a year no official communication was held between the war department and the major general commanding, except when General Miles formally addressed letters of recommendation to the secretary of war, solely for the purpose of keeping his military record free from attack, but General Miles did not expect to have his recommendations favorably received or considered. LOSS WAS EIGHT HUNDRED. of EMPIRE IS LOST. If England Show* A Weak Front IB Africa. LONDON, August 21.— The earl Denbigs, sp»aking at the Primrose meeting, voiced the general feeling of the government's supporters by 6ftying: "If a break up of the British empire is wanted, all we have to do is to •how a weak front in South Africa, Great Britain has to win the next trick there, whether by diplomacy or by other means." William T. Stead, in the Review of Reviews, makes the startling insinuation against Joseph Chamberlain, secretary of state for the colonies. He Bays that if the liberal leaders, Sir William Harcourt and Sir Henry Bannerman, two years ngo had not made themselves parties to a tnost scftnda* lous fraud in the wny of whitewash* ing ever perpetrated upon the public, Chamberlain would not be in the colonial office to-day. Stead refers, apparently, to the Jameson raid into the Transvaal and intimates that Chamberlain is entirely responsible for the present crisis, adding: "What is now demanded nnd almost avowed is th« destruction of the domination of Boer oligarchy." GENTLE DEALING URGED, Schtirmnii Snya Kduoitod Filipinos Are Thoroughly Civilized. OMAHA, Neb., August31.—President Schurman, of the Philippine commission, passed through Omaha en route home from Manila. In an interview he said: "It would be wise to adopt a course or plan which would enable the government to maintain law and order and at the same time give the Filipinos no cause for discontent. It will be a surprise to many Americans to know that the educated Filipino is the equal of any other ci \ilized people in the world. Americans must aeal gently with the Filipino. He is entitled to sympathetic consideration. There are many pleasing tiaits in his character; his home life is exemplary and as a class he is well disposed toward his neighbor or his superior. Once his confidence is pained, if dealt with in a frank, straightforward manner, the misunderstanding will all be dissipated and the Filipino will rcal« ize that the American is his friend." MOTORMAN HELD. Responsible for reek's Fond Accident Some Time Aj;o. BRIDGEPORT, Conn., August 31.—The jury in the inquest into the case of the accident on the Shelton street railway company's bridge at Peck's Pond, August 6, by which thirty*people were killed, rendered a verdict that the ino- torman of the wrecked trolley car, G. S. Hamilton, was pnilty of criminal carelessness and that the Shelton street railway company was negligent. The jury also recommended a special session of the legislature to act on certain laws which it recommends for the protection of persons rising OP trolley cars. TROOPS ARE ON THE MOVE. Inmirroctlon In Venezuela Is Ended. WASHINGTON, August 18.—Minister Russell, at Caracas, reports the insurgent faction in the state of Los Andes, Venezuela, under Castro, as completely defeated by the government troops in a bloody battle lastin g eighteen hours. The insurgents lost eight hundred killed and wounded; the government three hundred. This ends the disturbance. GEN. JIMINE2 ARRESTED. London Viipe* TUIiik Preyf«« WUl 1*9 Fauna flulity. LONDON, August 18,—Correspondents of London papers at Renpes are almost unanimous in taking a gloomy view of the prospects pf preyfus. They seem to believe he is likely to be found guilty. A representative of the Daily Telegraph says that unless the Gferoiflin, government reveals the of the real traitor the $» m e ver* m Taken Into Custody by American Military Authority. HAVANA, August 19,—The military authorities telegraphed Capt. Stamper, collector of customs at Cienfuegos, to arrest Jiminez if foun'd on Mendoza steamer. Just as the steamer was about leaving Cienfuegos, Capt. Stamper located Jiminez and made the ari rest. Jiminez denounced the arrest as an outrage. Pullmans P»y Inheritance Tax. CHICAGO, August 19.—A check for $156,383 signed by Norman Ream and Robert T. Lincoln, as executors of estate of George M. Pullman, was pa'd into the county court to cancel the lien against the estate under the inheritance tax law. This is thq largest payment ever made under thq Illinois inheritance tax law. A strong legal fight was made against the tax by the heirs. ^__ Luborl'a Condition Improves. RENNKS, August 30.—Maitre Labor) was able to take'awalk in the gardeq yesterday and to attend to important business, but he received only Colonej Piequart. His general condition tinues satisfactory. V»rl» Goes to Mil ford. LONDON, August 16.—The Amerio»U line steamship Paris, which was recently floated from the Manacles, where she went ashore on May 21, has Jeffc FaltnouthforMilford Haven. She was towed out by tugs, but on reaching the open sea xised her own steam. Jev.'v/ I<lly Is Wurrled. LONDON, A* gust 16.—Mrs. Lily Langtry was married July 37, at the isle ol Jersey, to Hugo Gerald de Bath,, 88 ye we 01 9#e> eldest son of Sir He»ry «ath, Bai't-i retired fral and PMj»eftn England is Bending: Men to the Trunsyaal Frontier. CAPE TOWN, August 19.—Military contingents are daily leaving here and other cities for the Transvaal frontier. Recruiting is actively proceeding. PRETOIUA, August 19.—Cable instructions have been sent to Dr. Leyds, plenipotentiary of the South African republic to European states, to proceed to Lisbon and make representations to the Portuguese government with regard to the landing of war materials. The Shamrock Arrives. NEW YORK, August 19.—The America's cup challenger, Shamrock, arrived yesterday. The Shamrock sailed from Fairlee on the Clyde, August 3, and made the voyage in much quicker time than was anticipated. The steam yacht Erin, which accompanied her, towed the Shamrock about 2,000 miles and the latter sailed something more than 1,300 miles. The crew were well satisfied with the behavior wf the challenger. Protecting Ncnv Invention*. DKS MOINES, August 15. — H. H. Y., of Omaha, Neb., asks: Is there any method of establishing priority of invention except by a caveat? Answer. We commenced iiUnp incomplete applications in Hen of caveats twenty years ago and such practice has been followed by other attorneys. W. D. Baldwin, vice-president of the Patent Law Association of Washington is on record as saying in a practice of 43 years he never found a caveat benefit any of his clients. There is a strong probability that congress will abolish the caveat system. Record evidence is the best evidence you can have for establishing the date of invention and the best place to have that evidence is in the United States patent office at Washington. The caveat fees are an unnecessary expense. An application, such tis we prepare and file at Washington upon the receipt of the first fee, 830, will be legal protection for one year. Any otner way of ' fixing date of priority of invention is uncertain. If you depend on witnesses they may fail you. If you deposit a model or drawing any other place it may be destroyed. Tn os. 'G. OKWJG & Co., • Solicitors of Patents. •' England la Rendr. LONDON, August 17.— The war office has completed preparations .for an emergency. Thirty thousand men will be ready to leave for South Africa within a week. Fast steamers for transportation are awaiting orders, Pows u WASHINGTON, August 31.— Orders have been issued placing all majors, captains and lieutenants appointed for the new regiments on recruiting duty. Among the majors appointed to the new volunteer regiments is WiUift» iO, POWB, of lowft.

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