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THEtJPPEB DBS MOINES: ALGGNA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY AUGUST 30. 1899. THE NEWS IN IOWA OIL THROWN OUT. UNION VETERANS IN . General Dyf*Bforth Crlttclnel P*nl1«« Bureau Method*. DfcS MOISEB, August 23.—The nation*1 encampment of the Union Veterans' Union formally opened its sessions yesterday with 1,000 in attendance. SeCietary of State George L. Dobson, Acting ftir Governor Shaw, welcomed the veterans, and General Dyrenfortb, comrnamler-iu-chief, responded. In the evening a great parade was given l>y the organization of veterans, headed by the national officers of the union. The streets were crowded -with spectators. General Dyrenforth in his annual report declared that pension claims on file at Washington are ignored in order to cause delays and keep the pension appropriation from reaching above the $140,000,000 mark annually. He denounced this policy bitterly and called on all members of the order to use their influence to secure fairer treatmerit"fbr the" soldiers. DEB MOINEB, August 24.—The Union Veterans' Union elected the following officers for the ensuing year at its business meeting held yesterday: Commander-in-chief—General Robert St. George Dyrenforth, Washington. D. C.: first deputy commander-in-chief—G. A. Ludlow, of Pennsylvania: second dep- j nty commander-in-chief—W. French, „ of Massachusetts. The Women's Veterans' Belief Union elected the following: President—Mrs. Ada 15. .lohnson. of New York: senior vice president— Mrs. Belle Morgan, of Illinois; junior vice president—Mrs. Lillian Deemer, of Des Moines; conductress—Mrs. Ada Thorn, of itonth Dalrota; chaplain— Mrs. Lucy A. French, of Massachusetts. The time of the union was spent reading and discussing the revised constitution proposed by the committee appointed last year to perform that work. Nothing was adopted, except the suggestion from Gen. Dyrenforth as to alteration of the name of the order, which was finally made "Union Veterans' Union, or Order of Union Battle Men.' 1 DEsMoiNKS, August 25.—At yesterday's session of the Union Veterans' Union resolutions were adopted de- ^nouncing Governor Shaw for recommending J. Rush Lincoln for appointment as brigadier general of volunteers at the outbreak of the war rvith Spain, because Lincoln was a confederate soldier during the civil war; condemning Secretary of Agriculture Wilson, because of an insult it was claimed he had imposed on Commander-in-Chief Dyrenforth some months ago, -vhen the latter went to him in reference to a political, appointment, and criticising the' pension policy of the administration as a continuation of the Hoke Smith methods of depriving soldiers of their rights by unnecessary delay and ignoring of their claims. They also refused to consider a resolution endorsing the Philippine policy of the president. Over n ttftodred frhooound Barrel! et Gftnoltne Rejected. DRS MOINKS, August 26.—The biennial oil inspector's report has just been completed by Secretary of State Dobson. It shows in the year ending June 30, 1898, 663 barrels of oil were rejected and 258,893 barrels npproted. One hundred nnd one thousand six hundred and sixty-six barrels of gasoline were rejected for illuminating purposes, $30.122 was received in fees and 814,112 was the amount of fees retained. The annual expenses were $14,703. The amount paid the state treasurer was $7,306. For the year ending June, 1899, 1,071 barrels of oil were rejected and 282,397 approved; 109,582 barrels of gasoline were re* jected for illuminating purposes. The amount of fees received WHS $39,305; retained, $15,281. The expenses were $14,456 and the amount paid the treasurer of state was 89,712. ALL OVER THE WORLD AGAINST EXPANSION. COMPROMISE EFFECTED. R. Breach of Promlie Salt Acnlnnt Rev. L. WIHni. I* Settled. BURLINGTON. August 20.—Miss Mary E. Wright, whose liome is in Villisca, but who hns been in Burlington for a month conducting a suit for breach of promise aerninst Rev. R. Lincoln Wilson, a divinity student of Chicago, and formerly of Wapello, has departed for her home carrying with her $7,000 in settlement for the suit. Miss Wright claimed to have spent considerable money educating herself to become the wife of a missionary, which is -to be Rev. Mr. Wilson's profession, and demanded 55.000 as damages. Both parties are prominent in their home communities, and theefforts of friends tohrure the.case.settled have been unceasing. Thesnit hns been withflravn and the church trial against Kcv. Mr. Wilson suspended. IS ROBBED AGAIN. Depot Agent nt DeYFItt Uelil Up for Second Time. CLINTON, August 28.—Two men held up Ticket Agent Delong, of the Northwestern depot, at De^'itt, and looted the till and safe. They secured 815. but failed to find 835 which the agent had a few minutes before. After the robbery the men drove south in a car- ringe. The same agent vrns robbed similarly about two months ago by tljree men. VFIlllttm Lloyd Gnrrtion'i tmerance* On Act* of American*. MYSTIC, Conn., August 56.—Before the Universal Peace Union, William Lloyd Garrison delivered »n address in which he said the war with Spain had demonstrated that Spain was no( a monster but a brave nnd pallant.foe. and the Cubans, instead of being patriots or statesmen, were people incapable of self-government, adding: "The war was with the device of freedom nnd chivalry on banners, and tie veloped -into a conflict for conquest and baseness." He then proceeded to say that The Hague conference was a failure because "the great powers were eagerly engaged in plundering schemes of their own." That it was "not the armed savagery of the Philippines that threatens America, but the savagery that Theodore Roosevelt represents." He declared that Me- Kinley should have resigned rather tlf«b carry out "the iniquity of the war forced on Snain;" that Dewey should have done likewise "in his protest of Philippine betrayal." He scored Secretaries Long and Hay for retaining their portfolios; praised Hoar, Boutelle and Edmunds for their stands. Several other addresses were made. GEN. MILES TALKS. CABLE NEWS COMES HIGH. Manila Dispatch** Cot 83.44 Per Word. DEB MOINES, Aucrust ?.?. —The mothers of the Fifty-first Iowa boys have adopted resolutions thanking the Des Moines Daily News for its enterprise in securing cable news from Manila. The News is the only Des Moines paper which has received cable dispatches during the war. The cnble tolls ore $2.44 per word, an 1 the News has paid «s high as 8300 for a cablegram from Colonel Loper reporting a single battle. The Daily News' enterprise is all thevmore noteworthy because it is the cheapest daily to subscribers in the world, its price by muil being- 81 a year, 75 cents for six months, 50 cents for three months, 35 cents per month. Jt gives for 81 what costs over 875,Ou? a year to produce—a miracle of modern business methods. TVel»«t«r County Grand Jury. FONT DODGE, August 26.—The grand juiy has returned a true bill against George and Dan Sullivan for assault with intent to commit great bodily injury upon the person of Joseph Vosika, a Bohemian. In a quarrel with the defendants, Vosika was stabbed with almost fatal results. Another interesting cage which .was before the grand jury was that of W. R. Hammond, charged with attempting to burn his millinery store. Hammond was arrested last summer nnd bound over to the grand jury. In this case the Jury decided that the evidence against Hammond was not conclusive and dismissed the case. IOWA'S QUOTA .IB NOW FULL. Appointment*, lo New Volunteer ment*. WASHINGTON, August 35.— The following appointments are announced for the new volunteer regiments: For Iowa — To be captains — James C. France, of Tipton, late first lieutenant and battalion adjutant of Fiftieth Iowa volunteers; R. A. Nichols, of Waukon, lute first lieutenant, Co, J, Forty-ninth Iowa; W. B. Humphrey, of SioiiA" City, late colonel Fifty-second Iowa. To he first lieutenants — Willard M, Flynn, of Dubuque, late captain Company A, Forty-ninth Iowa; E. A. Kreger, of Cherokee, late captain Company M, Fifty-second Iowa. To be second lieutenants— Frederick P. Woodruff, of Knoxville, late first sergeant Company D, Fifty-lirst Iowa. These fill the quota of Iowa, Samuel Merrill U Dying. Los ANGKLEB, Cal., August SO.— Ex- Govcrnur Samuel Merrill, of Iowa, who has resided hero for some time, suffered a stroke of paralysis and is thought to be dying. He was injured severely in an electric car accident (several months ngo and hns never entirely recovered from that injury. I'rlaoii StatUtlcM. DBS MOINKS, August ''0. — The population of the state penitentiaries has decreased 184 in the past year. Tlie records of the slate board of control show that the total population during July, }898, ut both penitentiaries was 1,158. During- July, Jg09, the. population was 1, 038. This shows it 'decrease of 134. T _ ___________ ' ' Wbitp Slgni the Agreement. tDus MOJNES, Aug. 35.r-Fred White, candidate for governor on the democratic ticket, Inn* signed the agreement tofftvpr state payment for the return J?l the FJHy.fli'st Ipwft froiu San FMu, \ Verdict for 814,BOO. ELDOHA, August 26.—Thejury iu the case of Joe R. Wimber vs. the Iowa Central railroad, after being out two hours, returned for the plaintiff, giving him $14,500 damages. The verdict seems to be generally approved. 1WEVITIE8. Avoid impurities and drink Col fax Mineral Water. Its curative powers are positive. Colfax Bottling Works, Colfax, lowu. WHEN a few miles out from Marshall tow ii a few nights ago it was dis- covered'thafc two brakemer. were missing from a Chicago Great Western freight train. The train was run back and both were found dead beside the track. The manner of their death is a mystery, but the supposition is they were killed by tramps. Four tramps were seen on the train at Marshall town, but had disappeared when the brakemen were found dead. A man supposed to be Win. F. Me- Lau'gb'lin, of Green Hay, Wis., wiis instantly killed in the Marshalltown yards, a few days ngo, while attempting to cross a train which obstructed the street by crawling between the cars. A switch enginebnck- ed into the train, throwing him between the cars. He was a. grader on the Chicago & North western boarding at Quarry. No identification save a note book containing' the above name was found. Des Moines di&patch: The rumor concerning the absorption of the Iowa Central by the Chicago, Milwnukee & St Paul has been practically confirmed by General Manager L. M. Martin, of the Iowa Central. In an interview when questioned as to the rumor, Mr, Martin said: "Yes, it is true that negotiations are pending for the absorption of the Central by the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul. They have been in progress for some time, The deal is not assured, however, and may never be consummated. What the terms of the transter may be I cannot say at this time. The Central has submitted a proposition to the Milwaukee and the matter now rests with the management of the latter road." Des Moines dispatch: Tuesday, the 29th, having been set apart as "Soldiers Day" at the state fair, a large tent will be erected near the art hall, and all comrades and their friends are requested to be on hand at 9 o'clock in the morning to enjoy the splendid program being arranged for the occasion. The forenoon will be devoted tp ft typical reunion of survivors of southern prison hells, and consist of short talks by prominent comrades. The ofternooH will be devoted to tv camp fire in charge of Department Cojpmauiler Hlnmelf »* Flenned With the New Secretory of Wnr. NEW YORK, 'August 25.—Gen. Nelson A. Miles said to a Philadelphia correspondent of the Tribune: "The new secretary of war is a man of business. Asa result very different 1 comlitions exist. The interests ef the country have demanded a vigorous prosecution of the war in the Philippines; now they have it. I know nothing about a change of commanders on the islands. My command of the army has nothing to do with the administration. As major general commanding, I am responsible for the health and disci pline of the army. Both are in excel lent condition. General Otis is a fine officer. That, has been demonstrated by the splendid morale of his army its health and its efficiency in the fielc in the Philippines. An inadequate force to meet the requirements has been the cause of somewhat abating results which have been achieved." INDIGNATION AT CAPE. •THE DREYFUS TRIAL* Humors Tlmt Ammunition I* Going to the Trnimviiul. LONDON, August 26.—Much indipna lion is felt at the Cape among the loyalists owing to the large quantity o: ammunition going into the Transvaa by way of the Ornnge Free State with the permission of the Cape government. According to the Daily Mail's correspondent, 2,000,000 cartridges and 500 rifles have been sent to Bloemfontein in the last foui weeks. Altogether, the pressure upon the Transvaal is getting strenuous. From Johannesburg comes the news that the imperial government has notified the Transvaal that colored British subjects must be exempt from the law removing the colored population to a location outside the town. The treatment of i/he colored British sub jects has long been a sore point between the two governments, though they come under article XIV. of the 1884 convention. NOTHING TO CHECK JIMINEZ. Ill* Force* Titke Po**e«*loit of All the Government Unfitting* at Mivcorln. PUKRT'A PLATA, Santo Domingo, August 35.— Generals Caccras, Vasquez and Brache, at the head of 500 revolutionists, appeared before Ma> coris. They left the great body of their troops at the en trainee to the city and with twenty armed men ad vanced to the governor's house, demanding .surrender. Governor Castillo, thoroughly cowed, repaired to the plaza without making any resistance, and the delivery of the park, fort, arsciial and government '-buildings was then effected.' Tlie revolutionists then formally occupied the surrounding country, meeting with no opposition. The complete victory of the cause of Jiminez seems assured. There is no check on- the eastern boundary- — — — To Fight I he Meat NEW YORK, August 36.— The executive committee of the Retail Butchers' Protective Association met to consider the means to fight the Chicago wholesalers. Thfi.y decided to recommend the raising of a fund of $5,000,000. Of this sum $3,000,000 is to be raised by the retailers themselves and 83,000,000 by subscription at SI a share. When the committee had finished Its session it had pledged subscriptions to the amount of Si, 000,000. President Wagner siijd there wns no doubt whatever that the entire 83,000,000 would be quickly raised by the retail dealers In New York city alone The remaining $3,000,000 it is intended to dispose of to customers, small merchants, labor organizations and others who are opposed to trusts. Republican*. Pa., August 35.— The republican state conventiou yesterday nominated Col. James Barnett, of the Tenth regiment, for state treasurer; J. H. Brqwn, of Lancaster, supreme court judge; Josiah R. Adams, of Philadelphia, superior court judge. N«br«»k» H»» P(U»ed the Money. LISCOI.H, Neb., August 23.— Cash to the amount of $36,000, more than enough to insure a epeiuiftl train to bring home the First Nebraska regiment. has been secured by Governor Angnst 22.— All of the witnesses yesterday were hostile to Dreyfus, bnt as none of the evidence was fresh, bnt mostly reiteration of old statements, the audience followed the depositions with comparatively little interest, the references by Gribelin to relations by Dreyfus with "demimondes" proving the most appetizing portion of the morning's proceedings. Demange was more successful than usual in cross examining him and visibly disconcerted Gribelin. The counsel scored a distinct hit when he got Gribelin to admit that he mixed the intrigues of Drt Paly de Clam and Col. Henry to shield Esterhazy, and when Qribelin was finally disposed of his evidence had suffered badly. August 23.— Yesterday was Maitre Labori's day at the Lycee, where Captain Alfred Dreyfus is stand- Ing trial on charges of treason. Labor! was the central figure of the scene. Labon did what people had expected. He galvanized the dormantdefense into an active, living thing. L-abori lornered Mercier on the Schneider letter. wliich the latter had used in evidence and which Colonel Schneider lad repudiated as a foreery. The general was surprised when Labori suddenly demanded that Mercier be 'ecalled. Evidently he hoped the tri- aunal would support him in refusing .o explain how he got a copy of a let- ,er which was of later date than his ncnmbency at the ministry of war.' fJiit Labor! insisted that Mercier should give some explanation. Then after hesitating, Meri'.ier declared he would assume all the responsibilit; ittached to his possession of the let er. This, as Labori intended i ihould be, was a demonstration o iommunieation by the general staff o )art at le«st of the secret dossier to an trdinnry soldier, such a.s Mercier be ame immediately on leaving therein stry of war. When Labori had at ained hirs object, and forced a confes ion of grave violation of law on th tart of General Mercier, he gave mile of grim satisfaction and then dded significantly: "I shall hav ithcr questions to'putto General Mer icr." The scene was highly drum a t,i ,nd made a profound impression upon ill the spectators. RENXES, August 24.— The session o he court yesterday was comparatively ncventful. The depositions were no productive of any really thrilling inci dentn. The systematic production o the flimsiest trash, which the prosecution deems profitable to inflict on the judges, and which the latter accept as evidence, wns proceeded with. Much of the ridiculous testimony of the 0iorning was devoted to an" attempl to blast Dreyfus' private character though when Msiitres Labori and De- munge had finished with the witnesses their bubbles of tittle-tattle were badly pricked. Much of the time was occupied in residing the testimony ol Esterhazy and Mile. Pays before the court of cassation, during which many of the audience left the court. M. Labori atrain distinguished himself in laying bare the weak points of the evidence. RENNKS, August 25.— In the Dreyfus trial yesterday Labori put a (series o1 searching questiops to Mercier, with reference to the communication of the secret dossier for the court-martial and his attitude in 1804, and an interesting scene ensued. The general re fused to'reply to all the questions and there were sharp passages between the counsel nnd Jounust, .who uphnld Mercier, while the dialogue between the general and Labori became acri monious. Labori becamevery heated, while Mercier seldom departed from the callous demeanor characteristic of him. The lawyer made a strongpoint on the part of the Esterhaxy paper Mercier said he did not know Esterhazy. Only saw him once at the Zola trial. "That is very interesting," exclaimed Labori, "but surely Mereier was present at the Esterhnfzy trial?" The general replied that he was not there and knew nothing about the evidence in the Esterha/.y prosecution. "What," cried Labori. ''Mercier, who is the chief accuser of Dreyfus, did not even follow the proceedings in the Esterhazy trial?" A 'loud murmur of surprise and indignation came from the audience. Labori then brought Mercier to his statement that thirty five million francs was spent by the defenders of Dreyfus and asked the general to say how he knew this, who spent it, nnd other awkward questions which Mercier could not answer. RENNES, August 36. — After M. Ber tillon. the hand-writing expert, who is at the head of the anthropometric department of the prefecture of police of Paris, had concfuded the first installment of his tso-oalled demonstrations of the guilt of Dreyfus .yester- do-v, a prominent Dreyfusard referred to him as the fin de siecle Cagliostro. The Dreyfusards refuse to regard him as anything but. the prince of quacks. They cover his remarks with ridicule and protest that the admission of his fantastic theories as evidence before the court-martial is a disgrace to France. If the judges accept Bcrtil- lon's premises — that Dreyfus, as an expert spy, did not write ordinary hand-writing, but in close imitation, even contriving to 'give the letters the appearance of having been traced, in order to be able to repu/iute them as a forgery if detected — then the structure built upon this ground work may bo scientifically correct. Even Dreyfus, when shown Bertillon's demonstrations, admitted tho ingenuity and plausibility of the systom. though he naturally declared that it was built upon a false basis. Sailed for Manila. SEATTLE, wash., August 27. — Seven liundred and fifteen troopers and 15 officers of the Third cavalry, under command of Major Henry W. Essels, Jr.. sailed for Manila yesterday on the transport St. Paul. They will reach Manila about October 1. Precaution*. LONDON, August 87.— Special precautions are being taken at Southampton a.nd other English ports in regard ;o the bubonic plague and yellow 'ever. All vessels arriving from Spanish and Portuguese ports are igorously examined by the medical officers. • ' ROUNDED OP THE RIOTERS. Uerwnn Cubing CrUiu. August 9C.— The Associated Press learns authoritatively that the emperor refused tp accept tlie cabi- let's resignation, Later, however, a partial re organisation of th,e !»in,lstry will be made, ' Henry Deiegal Surrender! to tbt Soldier*. DARIEX. On,, August 28.—The round-up of riotous negroes in Mcln- tosh county by the military authorities resulted in the surrender of Henry Delegal, the murderer of peputy Sheriff Townsend, nnd the location for future arrests of Delcgal's brother and the womnn directly implicated in the killing. Delegal's surrender was made to Lieut- Wood, in charge of a detachment of Savannah soldiers stationed fifteen tnilrs in the country to bnck up the sheriff's posse, who were scouring the sn-atnps. Delegal stated that he surrendered to the troops for protection, as hesaw thesheriff'sposse- was closing in on him and his capture wns only a matter of a few hours or minutes. The arrest of Delegal and the arrival of reinforcements for the military bave broken the backbone of the defiance of the la-v by the negroes. A whole regiment, of troops are on duty in and about Dnricn, under command of Colonel Lawton, but it is not believed there will he further bloodshed. There are still several ringleaders of the blacks wanted by the oflicers of the. law. Unless they come n and surrender or are brought in by their friends and turned over to the authorities, the troops will go after them. CHAMBERLAIN THREATENS. He Say* Kngliiiiil May Uemniul (irenter Conrenslons. BntMixoHAH, Eug., August 28.—In a speech here .loseph Chamberlain, secretary of state for the colonies, said: "If we are forced to make further preparations, if the delay continues much longer, we shall not hold ourselves limited by what we have ill ready offered, 'but, having taken this matter in hand, wo will not let go until we have secured con- :litions which, once for all, will establish us as the paramount power in South Africa and secure for our subjects there those equal rights and privileges promised by President Kruger when the Transvaal's independence WHJS granted. If it comes to this, if the rupture which \ve have done everything in our power to avoid, is forced upon us, I am confident we shall have the support not only of the vast majority of Britons, but "of the whole empire." RED FLAG WAVES. BEAR SHOWS ITS PAW. Rnnslft Would Prevent Anfclo-Atnerlc» n Alliance. LO.N-DOJT, August 28.—Upon authority of undoubted reliability, a reporter for the Associated Press has ascertained that into the Alaskan dispute there hns crept craftiness of Russian diplomacy. Russia, it can be stated will do everything with every possible energy to prevent practical cohesion of the two great English-speaking nations. In all her embassies instructions have been received to thwart the Anglo-American understanding. A prominent diplomat, who is intimately acquainted with the details of the negotiations the past few years said to a reporter of the Assorted Press: "In.any arrangement looking to a working agreement between England and the United States, Russia sees the defeat of her dearest projects. I believe her intense activity in China is to no small extent due to her fear that the Anglo-Saxons' power, once centralized, will sweep everything before it in the far east. Dreading the rapid realization of this nightmare, she is ranking hay. while the sun shines, in the meanwhile intriguing to her utmost to tie the hands of those tvho are working to materialize the Anglo-Saxon sentiment. The latest svidcnco of this is in the Alaskan affair." Indescribable Shite of Aruircliy Prevail* In ,11 mil In. LONDON. August 20.—Labuan, correspondent for Renter, cables reliable news direct from Manila that an indescribable state of anarch}' prevails. Americans' according to these ad vices, occupy a radius of IS-miles from there, around the town of Iloilo they occupy a. radius of 9 miles. Around Cebu, a small radius. The best of the country it is added is in the hands of the Filipinos. He says it is reported the Filipinos murdered the crew of the coasting steamer Saturn us, which was beached r.nder insurgent trenches at San Fernando August 2. KILLED BY NATIVES. PLANS FARMERS' TRUST AGAIN Scheme ICevlved to finite Ml*glnglrip| Vidley Gruln Uroyrern. TOPEKA, Kau., August 37—Walter N. Allen has revived his scheme to organize the farmers of the west into a mighty trust, to be known as the Farmers' Federation of the Mississippi Valley. This was attempted nine years ago, but the formation of the Farmers' Alliance stopped it. Mr. Allen proposes to make every farmer a member of the federation by the payment of $1, and then start the scheme by the issuance of debenture bonds instead of stock certificates. He holds that his plan of issuing debenture bonds solves the problem of double liability, which he says would otherwise be a drawback in starting the movement. The charter provides for the establishment of warehouses, and elevators in Kansas City, Omaha, Chicago, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and other cities, where the products w;ll be collected and stored. The selling will be done by agents of the trust, and the prices' will be controlled by the amount of supplies placed ou the market. TROOPS EN ROUTE. Four Men of Twenty-third Itegimeiit at Uebu Are Ainbuftlied. MANILA, August 28.—A, frightful story conies from Cebn, where the Twenty-third regiment is stationed. It is lo the effect that four men of the regiment were ambushed by the natives in the hills and three of them were slaughtered. Particulars of the fight cannot be ascertained at this date. One man is said to have made good his escape and gave the alarm to the American outposts. It is thought the natives lost several killed and wounded, as there were, evidences of a terrible struggle where the ambush was made.__ Cotton Dnck Tract a Fact. Baltimore, Aug. 28.—The cotton•duck consolidation has been completed Fourteen mills have been acquired,' The total capitalization of the company is $23.50* 1 000. rue Manchester Regiment Sail* for South Africa. GIHRALTAK, August 25.—The Manchester regiment, numbering 1,000- men, has sailed for Cape Town, South Africa, Despite the utterances of men of state, conditions in the Transvaal presage anything but a peaceful settlement of the difficulties there. It is evident that Britain is playing a desperate hand. To yield now means th& beginning of the decay of the magnificent empire. That she does not mean to yield is evidenced by the hurrying of troops forward to where a struggle must sooner or later take place. On the other hand there-is no- disposition on the part of the Boers to retreat one iota from the position assumed by the volksraad. Even the most conservative of English statesmen now ''descry war lowering from the Pelopponoesus." NEED OF CAUTION. new Wentern Intellrctuttt 1'roiiDor*. DES MOINKS, August 2:.'.—"The Far- .ner's Cheerful Helper" is the title of a book for which a copyright has been granted to the author,' G. '\V. Hamilton of Des Momi-s. Patents have been allowed, but not yet issued, as follows- To W. If. Lyon and J. C. Wallich, of Creston, la., fora mail pond- that is adapted to be opened and closed quicker than the old style, and when closed and looked ac-ucss to theconteuts without, u key is impossible excepting b» cuttmcr »• flexible part thereof. To W D. Weir, of Gil more City, la., for a portable and transformable hoisting machine. A mast is mounted on ;i truck, a boom swiveled to the mast and means for operating it, a crane mounted on the truck and means for swinging it horizontally ami vertical- y nnd a fork adapted for lifting corn shocks detachably connected therewith and all the parts so arranged and combined that they can be readily ad- listed to transform the machine to idapt it to be used advantageously in loing various kinds of hard work on a farm. Authors and inventors entitled to protection for their intellectual products pursuant to our copyright and latent laws can consult us in person or by letter without charge, THOMAS G. Omvra .1. RALPH Oinvie, Rh'UBEJf G. OltWie, Registered Attorneys. German Cabinet Will Itrdgn. BERUX, August 23.—A cabinet meek ng was held at the residence ot Mnco Hohenlohe, the imperial cuan- •ellor, and the whole cabinet agreed o resign. The acceptance of the min. resignations is uncertain. Gen. Wheeler Reaches Manila. ANjr.A, August 23.—The United States transport Tartar, from, Stttt raiiciscoJnly 34, with Gen. Joseph, Vheeler aud his daughter, troops O f he Nineteenth infantry »nd moretha* : l,9QO,QO,o ijj cpip, Jias armed. Joubert Warn* the Boor Field Cornet" to Do IJlBcreel. PHETOBI.A, Anirust 27.—Commandant General P. .1.. Joubert has issued a circular to all field cornets cautioning them, against any act tending to bring- on a conflict with another power. He declares that not a single stranger who does not volunteer is to be coerced into bearing arms. Commandant Vil- joen has given notice in the volksraad that he will ask the government if, in ' case of war, it is prepared to confiscate the property of inhabitants who take up arms against the government. Viljben said that if war broke out a military government would be established at Johannesburg, and all British subjects would be compelled to leave. Terrible Accident in Chile. SANTIAGO DE CHILI, August 35. — An entire passenger train fell into Ma- pocha river, which runs through the city, and many lives were lost. Although the tremendous storms that have been raging for a fortnight throughout Chili continue, there has been some abatement. Advice* from various points indicate wide-spread distress nnd misery. ]{ptr»lnr Army KnliHtmenta. WASHINGTON, August 36.— Since the beginning of Hhe Spanish war there have been enlisted in the regular army 90,701 men. This includes those who were discharged after the close of the war and the increase of tho reg» ular army for service in the Philippines; 310,065 applied and were rejected. ___ Turkish Trcnmiry I* Empty. BKIUJN, Auyust 37.— The Lokal An- zeiger publishes the following from Constantinople: "A financial crisis is imminent. ,Tho Ottoman exchequer is empty. The finance minister has fled from those seeking payments and taken refuge in a private residence, which is now under the protection of the police." 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