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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 27, 1899
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THE tTPPMR DES MOINES ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 1899. THE NEWS IN IOWA CECIL RHODES tit* Are Afrlk»nrt*f« Unllty of iTiwuon. i Sept. 25.—A special dispatch from Capetown Bays there •was an extraordinary scene in the assembly on ffidny, dnring the debate on the registration of voters' bill. Cecil Rhodes, Who hitherto has deprecated the ad visibility of hostilities, repeated the •tntement that se'veral members hnd "accepted money for electioneering purposts from the Transvaal government, With which England is now on theverfeof war." Thisstaleinentcre- ated ft ffrent impression. Later, speaking on the same bill, Mr. Rhodes pointedly indicated that some of the members were practically guilty of treason; that they were "supporters of a ministerial party who lived entirely on offal," and "were nothing more than political scavengers." He called on the premier to hold these in eheck. WILLIAMS TO RETIRE. B« Decide* to Go Ont of the Home INI>KPKNDKNCE, Sept 23, — C. W. Wil- linma has consigned 140 head of horses to the Fasig-Tipton sale, to be held in K«.w York, November 20 to 29. Included in this consignment is practically everything Mr. Williams owns in the tray of horseflesh, exceptAHer- ton. In Dubnque. three weeks ago, Mr. Willlnms said that he was going to sell all his horses, except Allerton and six or eight brood mnres, and buy a small farm. He further stated that he would never again enter or race a horse, but would work such colts ns he might raise just to show their Speed. Mr. Williams's career as a breeder of light harness horses has been nothing short, of sensational, and his unexpected retirement, nt a time when still greater triumphs seemed in store for him, will occasion widespread comment. SHAW SENDS GREETING. C»N THB WAY. flip Governor IVlRhen the loira Boys a Happy Voyage. DKS MOINEB, Sept. 21.—Governor L. M. Shaw sent yesterday the greetings of the stale of Iowa to the officers and members of the Fifty-first lown, who Bail to-day on their 7,000-mile journey lor home. Tlie governor felt that it wns his duty to let the boys know that the prayers of the citizens of the stnte were beine offered up to them for their aafe return to the land which they had ao nobly honored in battle and in camp. The message read as follows: ., "Col. Loper, Manila, P.I—Greeting to officers ar»l men. The prayers of the state you have honored for propitious voyage and safe return. SHAW.'" WARM WELCOME. Arrangement)* to Be Made at Conncll Blnffg to Receive Iowa Hoys. COUNCIL Br.uKFS, Sept. 24.—A mass meeting of citizens was held to arrange for a fitting reception for the Fifty-first Iowa regiment on their arrival in the state. It was the sense of the meeting that the demonstration on the day of their home-coming should not be a local affair, but should be state wide. An executive committee of thirty-five,'consisting of the mayors of the eleven towns represented by companies in the regiment and two citizens from each such town will be appointed to take charge of the arrangements. Verdict of Manfllftucuter. CEKTKBVILI.R, Sept. 24.—The jury in the Wright murder case, which hns been on trial in the district court for the past three weeks, returned a verdict of guilty of manslaughter. Wright nhot and killed Peter Papach in n liquor joint at Mystic last winter and Bet up as a defense temporary insanity from mental epilepsy. The case was quite a noted one on account of Wright's previous good record and the notorious record of, he being the keeper of the liquor jointin which he was shot. Wright was a member of Company E of the Fiftieth Iowa dnring the Spanish war, and is a young man of exceptional good character. The shoot ing wns caused over a dispute in the price of drinks. Heavy Damage Suit. DUBCQUK, Kept. 22.—Mrs. Mary Bach us has commenced suit against the Chicago Great Western railway company for the recovery of $10,000, which she claims is due her for the death of her husband, who was killed last year while coupling cars at Stanley. The petition alleges that the company is responsible for the death of Mr. Bachus because of carelessness in allowing cars to be loaded with lumber that projected over the ends. Baby Sc»K)ed to Death. j,ATJMKH, Sept. 23.—A fata! accident occurred at the home of Charles Thompson, a farmer living five miles southwest of Latimer. Their youngest daughter, 2 years old, was playing around a washing machine, which was filled with boiling 1 water, when in some manner the stopper gave away and the hot water poured onto the /ace and upper portion of the little cue's body. Pr. Aborn Dead. DIJS MOINJBS, Sept. 19.—Dr. E. 8. Abori, an old resident of this city, 4ied suddenly in his office, in San Francisco, on the Uth. The news of his death did not reach Des Moines until yesterday. It is stated that the doctor was stricken with heart disease. 1t<J l* Held to the <iroud Jury. Sept. ?3.-rThe hearing the case of the state vs. William i.nalow, charged with the murder of <J'*-Br4 TiHpn on the otglitof Septem* Q, hue Veen copcluded. \Wiwslo w's The Troop* Got Awftf From AfAnfttt at ttie Apprilntt-rt Time. DftS MOTNKS, Sept. 23.—Mrs. Don MacRne has received a dispatch from her husband, of the Fifty-first IOWR, dated at Manila, stating that the Iowa troops sailed yesterday. It is estimated that it will take twenty-four days for the transport to sail from Manila to Sun Francisco, if it does not stop at Honolulu. There is no cable communication with the Hawaiian islands, so that all plans must be made with reference to the twenty-four day limit. Estimating on that basis, the regiment will reach San Francisco on Sunday, October 15. ALL OVER THE WORLD ENGLISH DEMANDS UNPAIR. FATAL CROSSING ACCIDENT. Three Killed and Another Will Lie Near Albla. AI.BIA, Sept.. 23.—While Jasper Beebe, son, daughter and two grandchildren were crossing the 0 , B. & Q. railroad tracks font- miles eJist of Albia, a passenger train crashed into the vehicle. The following are dead: Jasper Beebe, aged 57 years; Mrs. Effie Johnson, a daughter, aged 34 years; George Beebe, a son. aged 7 years, (••ertie Johnson, a grandchild, aged 2 yenrs, is fatally injured and will die. Queer Milk linnlnem. DBS MOINES, Sept. 24.—The state dairy commissioner has been notified that the authorities, at Davenport, hnve given the milkmen of that city the privilege of selling- adulterated mlllc, provided they file the formula of the adulteration chosen by them with the city physician. A justice in DCS Moines decided that a milk man inigbtsell adulterated milk if he would expose it for sale as adulterated; and not swindle his customers into thinking they were getting pure milk. But the Davenport procedure is unwarranted and the dairy commissioner will interfere Fonlk Indicted. WATERLOO, Sept. 22.—The grand jury has returned true bills against Lorenzo Foulk, of LaPorte City, who hns been in the county jail for some time on the charge of trying to burn the city jail in LaPorte City while he was*a prisoner therein. One indictment ngainst him is for malicious injury and destruction of property, and the oilier witli "setHng fire witli in tent to burn a building." IIUKVITIRS. The First Congregational church at Burlington was damaged to the extent of §60,000 by fire. It is fully insured. Martin Sheridan was killed by a car a few days ago at Del mar. He was working on the track and stepped in front of the train. ITe was 50 years old. Three men attempted to hold up William Croake in his saloon at Clinton. One went behind the bar and leveled a pistol at Crealce nnd ordered him to throw his hands up. Cronke opened fire on the man and a lively fnsilade followed, during which the men escaped from the building ami were lost under cover of darkness. Croake escaped uninjured. At Dunlap recently the three young mi-n who nssaulted old Mr. Schivalier hist March, inflicting injuries from which he died a few weeks later, were indicted by the grand jury on the charge of murder. Their bonds were fixed at SiO.OOO each. Arch Wood nnd Evan Mize procured bonds. Jnmes Mitchell, the third of the trio, wasun- able to secure bail and is now in the county jail. Des Moines dispatch: Nine contracts for raising sugar beets have been sent in to D. 15. Lyons, from Albert Stoll, the agent nt Bondimint, and many more are in sight there. These agents secure contracts from farmers to raise or cultivate from five to fifty acres of beets, and the com- pnny will see that that the crop is nil marketed; in foot, it agrees to buy all the beets raised, so the farmers will not lose si cent. A shooting affray occurred nt Frn- ser a few nights ago which will probably result in the death of Alfred Phelon. Luther Davidson, who did the shooting, lias been nrrested and placed in jail at Boom*. The affair grew out of the labor troubles at the mines. Phelon met Davidson nnd greeted him with the cry of "scab." Dn.vul.son drew his revolver, and in tile excitement of the moment, fired, with the above result. While Mr. nnd Mrs, J. M Wales were away from home near Centerville their house and its contents were destroyed by (ir<>. It is/supposed to be another result of the famous Wnles-Wakefield feud. Indignation runs high and more trouble is feared. The trouble began less than three years ago, and since then two of the Wnles' residences have been burned and the product of grain and hay on one of (lie farms destroyed by fire, all of which was doubtless the work of an incendiary. There have been half a dozen baud-to-hand encounters and three shootings, in which blood flowed each time. Other neighbors are beginning to take sides and a reign of terror prevails in tluit neighborhood, more difficulty being expected every day. Four recruits for the Forty-fourth United Slates volunteers boarded pns- senger train No. 2, Iowa Central, at Rockwell, a few days ago, on their way to Fort Leavenworth. At a bridge across the Iowa river, a mile south of Union, three of them were standing on the steps of the coach, when one of them, Ralph Lloyd, was either knocked off by contact with a bridge, or as seems more probable in jerking back quickly in response to call of danger from one of tb,e pthar boys, lost his footing and slipped off, going tnroug.h «the bridge 80 Deelafci President of the Fre« State Tolhgrnnd. Br.oKMFON'TEm, Omnge Free State, Sept. 22.—The volksraad met yeatef- flay with afnll attendnnce. President Steyn read a carefully prepared speech. After welcoming the burghers he expressed regret that the relations between Great Britain and the Transvaal hnd become strained. The members, he snid, were awnra of the meeting of Sir Alfred Milnerand President TCruger at Bloemfontein. when President ICruger mnde proposals, which, although refused by the British high commissioner, were unanimously considered throughout the Orange Free State to be exceedingly fair. Pronewling to review the negotiations President Steyn said the Transvaal had been decoyed by the British diplomatic ngent nt Pretoria, Conynghnm Greene, and he practically accused the imperial government of a breach of faith. He said he was disinclined to ndvlse the Transvaal to accept the latest British demands. The present critical state of affairs could not be a matter of indifference to the Orange Free State, which was bound by treaty to afford assistance to the Transvaal, and he had, therefore, convened the volksraad to decide what attitude should be taken. "There is nothing," declared the president, "that war- rnnts war or nn attack upon the Transvaal. Such differences as exist cnn be solved by arbitration. War would be an insult to religion and civilization." SOUTH AFRICAN SITUATION. Ilrmtimies May Ho J>nclnrori by tlie End of Another Week. LONDON, Sept. 21.—Despite all outward show of calm, Great Britain is in practically the same condition to- tiny as was the United States a few weeks before the opening of the war with Spain. Beneath the crust of diplomatic reserve the military offic-. ials are working night and day, preparing for the signal to begin hostilities, whether that comes or not. England is not going to lie caughtnapping any more than the Transvaal. While Lord Salisbury is quietly at home in TIatfield house, Mr. Chamberlain is buried in work at the colonial office, and double forces at the royal arsenal and dock yards are straining every nerve to equip and transport troops to the Cape. INSURGENTS' TRICK. Oerall a Railroad Train nnd Fire on I»n«- umiKors—Two AnierloaiiH Kllleil. MANILA, Sept. 33.—A party of insurgents ditched a railroad train a mile nnd a half south of Angeles and then opened fire upon the derailed cars from a bamboo thicket close to the track, killing two Americans and wounding five others. Lieut. Lome nnd five of his scouts, who were on the train, made a vigorous defense nnd caused the enemy to flee. Six dead rebels were afterward found in the thielcet from which the rebel fire cnmo. Gon. Wheaton, with six companies, proceeded from Calulet to the relief of the train, hut his services were unneeded. SOUTH AFRICAN SITUATION. Uritlsl) Cabinet Council Held, Hat Its Action Is Not Divulged. LONDON, Sept. 33.—Another cabinet council was held yesterday. The ministers were cheered as they came out of the foreign office. Nothing 1 has transpired regarding the action taken, though the general impression had spread that a vigorous line has been adopted. The secretary of state for war, Marquis of Lansdowne, and the first lord of the admiralty, George J. Goschen, immediately proceeded to the war office. New Company of Gu-irds. DBS MOINKS, Sept. 35. —Adjutant General Byers has returned irom Vinton, whore he mustered in a reorganized company for the new Forty-ninth regiment of the Iowa National Guard. ,1. 1C. Whipple was elected captain, Ed Carrick first lieutenant and W. H. Ball second lieutenant. They were all non-commissioned officers in the old company. There are forty-two men in the new company, most of them Spanish war volunteers. Netted the State $10,800. DKS MOINKS, Sept. 25,—The financial statement for the biennial period of the state pharmacy commission has been made public by Commissioner Fletcher Howard. The showing is magnificent. The net profit to the state during the biennial period from the department was $15,ii()0. The total business amounted to 830,780. Duhuque Widow ConiiiiltH SuloUle, Du»U(jUK,Sept.34.—Mrs. Mary Clark, a widow, residing on West Locust St., committed suicide by drowning in a cistern. Three persons nave committed suicide in West Locust street by jumping Into cisterns, nnd the same ladder has been used to take out their bodies. ANTI-TRUST MEETING. Joubttrt on Hour Trouble. PRKTOUIA, Sept. 33.---Gen. Joubert, the Boor couunaiider-in'chief, is quoted as saying: "The situation is serious. Probably the heaviest fighting will occur on the Natal border and the British are UUely to attempt to 'inrade (he Transvaal by way of the Van Remans pass," Adiutrul Blontojo Punlyhed, -.MADRID, Sept, 83.—Rear Admiral Montejo, who commanded the Spanish uivval forces in the battle of Manila bay and who lias been on trial before the supreme court, lias beau condemn" ed to retirement withput £he righ,t of promotion. St. Louis Conference ArtrtreMnd t>t Oot- ernor shntr nnd Other*. ST. Louifl, Sept. 31.—The anti-trust conference wns called to order by Attorney General Crow, of Missouri, nnd Governor Sayers, of Texas, was made chairman. Gov. Stephens, of Missouri, caused somewhat of n.sensation nmong the republicans present by denouncing the nntional administration and its war policy, declaring that trusts nnd imperialism go hand in hand. At rtf*. afternoon session Governor Thomas, of Colorado, and Governor Shnw replied to Governor Stephens, both disagreeing with the latter. Governor Thomas argupd that concurrent notion between the states and the nntional government wns necessnry to control the operations of the so-called trusts. Tie concluded his remarks with a vigorous attack upon the Standard Oil Co. Governor Shaw, of lown, then took the floor and whnt seemed to many fncetitionsly derided the remarks of Governor Stephens at the morning session. He made a motion that the governors of Missouri, Tennessee and Texas be appointed to draft and formulate a bill such nn, in their opinion, mny be snfely nnd advantageously passed by the legislatures of the several states, and which will, in their opinion, ns far as oossible, remedy the evil so universally acknowledged. The motion was tabled. Governor Jones, of Arkansas, in vigorous terms scored 'Governor Shnw for his fnce- tiousness, saying this wns notimeand place for remarks not tending to a furtherance of the business before the conference. In his opinion the trusts should be annihilated. 'In the evening Governor Pingree, of Michigan, delivered an address which was closely listened to and frequently applauded. CORONER'S JURY VERDICT. Miners Charged With Rioting and One With Mtirder. SuniNO-FiELi), 111., Sept. 23.—A Carterville dispatch says the secret verdict of the coroner's jury in the Carterville riot case is in two sections. The first stales that IT use Bradley. John Black, T. J. Floyd' and Henry Branum came to their deaths by gunshot wo\inds inflicted during a riot, nnd charges Wesley Shadowen, Willis Shndowen, Elmer .Tames, Lem Shadowen, Willis Carney, Will Kelly and others unknown to the jurors with being engaged in a riot. The jury states that it is unable to say which of the accused men killed the negroes. In the second section of the verdict the jury finds that the fifth negro killed, Sam Cummings, was shot by Elmer James find others, thus making a direct charge of homicide against .lames. THOUSANDS ARE DEAD. Statistics of Ilnrrlfiane'H Work—Third of the People in Poverty. SAN JUAN, Porto Rico, Sept. 25.— There were 3,819 deaths in the recent, hurricane, according to the fullest statistics accessible. .One week's rations were issued to 393,147 persons and the number of those working for rations was 31,713. The board of charities tabulated statistics show that out of a population of 910,894 there were 291,089 indigent and l],85P sick. Montana Hoys Kaclc. SAN FUANCISCO, Sept. 38.—The six companies of the First Montana volunteers, which arrived here from Manila on the transport Zealandia, disembarked from that vessel and, escorted by the Thirteenth Minnesota, marched to the Presidio, where they will go into camp preparatory to muster out, which will take place in about three weeks. niontojo to Ho Retired. MADRID, Sept. 25.—The official decree of tlie court-martial which has been investignting tlie cause of the loss of the Spanish fleet at Manila places Admiral Montejo on the retired list. He will probably be admonished and liberated. Major Sostoa, tlie commander of the Cavite arsenal, has been acquitted. Position llestroyed. MANILA, Sept. 25.—The United States cruiser Charleston, the monitor Monterey, the gunboat Concord and the supply ship Zatiro yesterday morning 1 attacked Olangapo, on Stibig bay. The warship, after briskly bombarding Olangnno, landed 250 sailors, who destroyed the insurgent position. on AffectH Dairy luturests. MiNNKAi'OMB, Sept. 33. — Judge Looh- ren, in the United States district court, prnctically held the state law prohibiting the sale of oleomargarine colored to imitate butter to be xinconsfltu- tional. y Tlie case against the Hammond Packing company had come up from the city court. Yellow Fever nt Key West. WASHINGTON, Sept. 34. — Surgeon McAdam wired from Key West yesterday: "Twenty-eight cases of yellow fever; five deaths. " A New UiiHe Hail f.eiigua. CHICAGO, Sept. 19. — A new base ball league, whose circuit will include cities in both the National and Western leagues and which will be known as the American Association of Base Ball Clubs, was formed Sunday at a meeting of base ball men and lovers of the national gnme. The circuit as decided on will include the following cities: St. Louis, Milwaukee, Detroit and Chicago in the west nnd Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia th$ east, DREYFUS AT LIBERTY. tlntce* Mill Way to Vern nn« Ft-ott There Goea to Nitrite*. LONDON, Sept. 21.—A cablegram from Rennes says that Captain Drey' fus left there at 3 o'clock yesterday morning. He proceeded to Vern, where he took the train for Nantes. His departure was completely unnoticed. Viguie, chief of tlie secret service, and Prefect Dureault arrived at the prison after midnight, bringing the minister of war's orders for the release o* Dreyfus. The latter walked from the prison, entered nn Jng carriage and was driven to the Vern station outside of town. Mathieu Dreyfus met him at the train and accompanied him to Nantes. While this dramatic turn of the Dreyfus drama was bein? enacted all Rennes slept nnd the departure of the famous Devil's island prisoner was no more noticed than that of nn ordinary prisoner. Mine. Dreyfus left Rennes at noon, accompanied by her father and friends. ; PATHS, Sept. 21.—The Aumre publishes the following declaration from former Captain Dreyfus: The government of the republic has given me my liberty. But liberty is nothing to me without honor. From to-day I shall continue tn seek reparation for the frightful judicial error of whic'h I am the victim. I wish France to know by a definitive judgment that I am innocent. My heart will only be at rest when there remains not n single Frenchman who imputes to me the abominable crime perpetrated by another. AT-KKKH DRTCYFUS. LONDON, Sept. 31.—The Times publishes the following dispatch from Liverpool: "A quantity of luggage hns arrived here from Hnvre nnd Folkestone, ml- flrossed to Dreyfus, and rooms have also been taken at n. local hotel. The luggage is marked for New York, nnd it is supposed that Dreyfus is going to America." AOLLOWED AS BRYAN LEAD. His VlewH Made the Raslg For St. Louis ItCHOlUtloilH. ST. Louis, Sept. 32.—After two days of speech-making, the governors, attorneys general and other state representatives who have been holding a conference here on the invitation of Governor Sayers, of Texas, adopted resolutions outlining the legislation needed to can trol the so-called trusts and combines and adjourned sine die. In lieu of numerous papers and resolutions submitted, the committee submitted aset. of resolutions, which were adopted, that in a general way follow the plan of dealing with the trusts outlined in Bryan's Chicago speech before the anti-trust conference there. The report suggests the enactment and enforcement by both state and nation of legislation defining ns a crime any attempt at monopolization or restraint of in any line of industrial activity. State legislation, or control and regulation of corporations (.'bartered by the stnte. Prevention of the entrance of any foreign-created corporation into any state for any other purpose than interstate commerce, except on terms that will put it on a basis of equality with domestic corporations of the state entered. No corporation shall own or hold stock in another corporation encraged in a similnr or eomnetitive business. ASHAMED OF HIS COUNTRY Senator MKBOII Su.yK the Phllipplno War IK UniiocuBHiiry. tV.-xsiiiNOTON, .S«pt. 35.—111 an inter- dew here Senator Mason said: "On the floor of the senate I shall continue my opposition to the war upon th<s Filipinos. I am ashamed of my country. People make a' great mistake when they say that I am against expansion. I am not. But expansion by purchase or other honorable means is one thing; expansion by fores is another. 1 do not believe t,h*n> WHS any necessity lor thin wiir upon the Filipinos. 1 believe that if we hnd adopted a resolution in ccn- gress assuring those people as we assured the Cubans that we had no selfish designs upon them, we never would have met with any opposition in the. Philippines. Tnlk about hauling down our flag, will not our flag come down in Cuba? Certainly it will if \ve, are true to our promises. And the dn.y that it comes down will he the brightest day in our history, because it will show that \vu are a great, unselfish nation, devoted to the et.or- nal principles of right and honesty If the Cubans want, to be annexed Inter, that is another question. Why cannot we deal with the Filipi nos in the same way?" ALAUM AT CAPETOWN. lilvirox fHiito Thar'Lar{;« (iunx llnvu linen Plno'-d on the Door Frontier. CAPKTOW.V, Sept. .'.'5.—Special dispatches from Chnrlestown announce that the town is filled with sensation* nl rumors. According to these advices, there is ronson for the belief that fourteen large guns have been stationed on the Boer frontier, in the direction of Utrecht. DroyfuB lit Carpentrim. CAHi'MNxnAS, Department of Vnu- clusc, France, Sept. 33.— Drey f us arrived this morning and wont to the home of Paul Vnlnbrogue, his brother- in-law, who has been established as a cloth merchant here for a quarter of a century. _ __ Free State to Kesolvml. LONDON, Sept. 33.— Tim Cape Town correspondent of the Daily Chronicle says: "1 have the best authority for the statement that the Orange Free State rnad has unanimously resolved to assist the Transvaal against British J'lllghury In Dead. MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. l8.<-Charles Alfred, Pillsbury, founder of the greatest trilling system Ji> the world, died at his home in this city yesterday after. noon at 5 p'clock. , He 1'ftd beej. sufl fering fpr piore tb&n a year, SPAIN WILL NOT,t*AY. 3JIB Want* the i/nltnd State* tn Vif ((,4 Cnban Debt. NKW YORK, Sept. 22.—A special t«- the 'Journal arid Advertiser from Washington says: The decision of the Spanish cabinet that the interest of th* Cnban bonds must be paid by the Cuban government is virtually an announcement that Spain will not pay the interest and that the bonds are valueless. Involved in this Announcement is the condition that there may be an attempt to entangle congress in a discussion of the responsibility of the United States government for the interest dnring the American occupation of the island. The action of th» Spanish cabinet was referred to the state department, from which the following authoritative statement was obtained: "The United Stntes commissioners, at Paris, never at any time or in any degree agreed thnt the United States should become responsible for'Spain's Cubnn debt. There never wasany understanding that any other party should be responsible for that debt than Spain herself. The reason the United States did not assume the debt, or any part of it, was that the debt was inc'irred almost wholly by Spain to crush the several insurrections. The United States might have assumed to guarantee this del>t if the funds named had been expended in internal'' improvements in Cuba. This government, ns is well known, consented to pay Spam 850,000,000 in the case of the Philippine islands, solely on the ground that approximately, that sum had been expended by Spain in improvement. The United States hnsns sutned no obligations for and has no- interest whatever in the declarations of the Spanish cabinet mi debts of Spain or how they shall be paid. Tht> present declaration looks like a repudiation of the debt, principal amV interest." The state deportment argues thnt when Spain relinquished her sovereignty in Cuba she relieved that island of debts contracted to keep her in bondage. Thisconm'ruction, itisheld, is affirmed in the notes which passed between the two disputing commissions when the treaty wns under discussion in Pnris. BOERS MAY TAKE THE LEAD Hay Have PaxHcd Over Korder Within n Week. LONDON. Sent. 25. — Never, at any atnge of the Transvaal crisis, have pence or war rested so entirely within the hands of President Kr ager. The longer he delays precipitating a definite issue the better are the chances for pence. His appeals to the foreign powers to intervene have apparently neon hopeless, but his efforts to drag in t.he Orange Free State have been successful, and if he honestly intends to defy Great Britain, lie never will have a belter opportunity than at present. Ifis such reasoning which is uppermost in. the minds of the thinking British people and which prompts them to fear that before next week's cabinet meeting the Boers will have pnssed over Natal's frontier. If they have not, there will he much ground for believing President Kruger in tends an ultimate baclHown, though whether he is strong enough to carry his people with him in such a course is open to great doubts, Tlie cabinet council merely verified the logical supposition thnt Great Britain will issue no hostile ultimatum until she is in a position to back it up. The imprei-sion thnt war is Inevitable, which is now fairly general, is based almost solely upon the belief that the Boers will not submit, while it is impossible for Great Britain to recede from the position which Joseph Cham- beriain brought about. A Unique Hook. W. 11. Maple, formerly editor of -the Chariton Patriot, but now a publisher at 104 LaSalle St., Chicago, III., is the author of a book of his own, which is now attracting much interest. The Dnily Chronicle of that city says' it ic a strikingly bold and original argu ment, which would .100 yenrsajro hnve mnde things very uncomfortable for the writer. It is the only book of itfi kind nnd claims to demonstrate, the eternity of the universe in opposition to the current idea of its creation. Some of Spencer's theories are in freniously exposed. The book is having a large sale. U. S. Patent Oftloo MOINKS, Sept, 19.— In the list of HOT patents issued this week 9 were for Iowa inventors: ') for Nebraska; 11 for Minnesota; 5 for Kunmis; 16 for Missouri; 37 for Illinois; 51) for New York. Patents have been allowed ourclients but not yet issued ns follows: To J. M. Cnllander, of Des Moines, for a cabinet, for holding nnd displaying packages. A hinged glnss covered front is provider'! with ver tically nrranged compartments for packages such as spices. Thei lower one ot any column of these packages may be removed without openinir the cabinet. To II. Willis, of Des Moines, for a separable collar button and neck tin holder specially adapted to facilitate semiring collars to shirts nnd maintaining neckties in proper position relative thereto ns required to prevent the annoyances incident to neckties becoming loose and displaced on the wenrers neck. Consultation and advice for inventors, free. TIIOMAB 0. OKWIO, .J, IlAU'II OUWIG, RKIIHKN G. OHWIG, _ Registered Attorneys. SURRENDER OF M. GUERIN- wsls 'V i«Ji^'>.J.'ii£i\.'l^^^ PARIS, Sept. 20.—Last night troop* to the number of 1,000 ivere ordereil tp surround the house in which M. Giierin hiiK defied arrest for inore than six vve^ks. The inmates wpre noMfit'd thnt they must surrender by 4 o'clock this morning 1 . The government had' taken eyeiy precaution and the trppp" were prepared to annihilate the fork if necessary. At 4 o'clock. M. QuwW announced that the inmates, would ; surrender, and shortly afterwards, fcbpy did so, He was driven to the P-O-UP* Motion. HiscQlupuniona to go free, I

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