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THE UPPER DE8 MOlNES: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 8, 1899. THE NEWS IN IOWA CASft OF GLANDERS. Kepoftad From Vicinity of Van Meter, Dalla* County. DBS MoMrKSj Nov. 4.—That dread Disease anibtig horses, glanders, is giv- iiigf the farmers of Dallas county) especially around Van Meter, great uiieftfiihess. The local board of health of Van Metefy of which J. W. Welch is clerk, on September 10 faotified Governor Shaw that it had strong reason to believe that there was a case of glanders existittg among the horses of Mrs. Artdy Fellar, three mile* northeast of that. town. Several examinations failed to reveal the dread disease, but still the people were worried* Finally Assistant State Veterinary Surgeon Talbot, of Des Moines, one of the most skilled veterinarians in Iowa, was sent to Van Meter by order of Governor Shaw to make an exhaustive and final test among Mrs. Fellar's horses. He found one well developed case of glanders. The animal was promptly isolated, and although Dr. Talbot was anxious to have the animal killed, Mrs. Fellar absolutely refused to allow it. The other horses are in Strict quarantine. Glanders have existed more or less in Dallas county for the past fifteen years, and particularly on this farm for ten years. DR. O. D. HERRON RESIGNS. His Resignation Accepted by Iowa Collego Trusted). DBS MOINES, Nov. 3.—Professor Gco. D. Herron no longer occupies the chair of Applied Christianity in Iowa college, Grinnell. His resignation was laid before tho trustees of the institution in session in Des Moines yesterday afternoon, and was accepted. The meeting was held in DCS Moines to avoid unnecessary publicity. Professor Herron was also present. In his letter of resignation he said he did not wish to embarrass the college. He expects to • devote himself to lecturing and liter- erary work. Mrs. Rand, who endowed the chair occupied by Professor Herron, withdrew her objection to continuing the endowment and finally agreed that she would allow tho endowment to remain, even if Professor Herron should discontinue his connection with the institution. This means that the chair of Applied Christianity will not be discontinued, and that as soon as possible a new man will be found to occupy it. DOUBLE TRAGEDY AT KNOXVILLE. John Dawson Shoot His Wife and Himself. .KNOXVILLE, Nov. 0.—John Dawson shot his wife and then turned the weapon upon himself. He fired three shots at his wife, each taking effect, and she will probably die. He then shot himself, dying at once. . The couple had not been living together for some time, although they were married only about a year ago. It is thought these family troubles unbalanced Dawson's mind and led to the commission of the crime. Dawson was a drayman and was well liked and apparently prosperous. Mother Benedict Is Dead. WASHINGTON, Nov. 4.—Mrs. Lavina Benedict is dead at Decorah. She was the founder of the Benedict Home for fallen women in Des Moines, the first in the state, and later founded a rescue home at Decorah. She was largely instrumental in securing the passage of the law raising the age of consent in Iowa from 13 to 15 years, and also of the law increasing the penalty for seduction. The deceased was a widow 73 years of age, and had one son, who is an actor. Mrs. Benedict was affectionately referred to by her hosts of ardent friends all over the state as "Mother" Benedict. Soldiers After Captains. DES MOINES, Nov, 5.—Information has reached Iowa that the Oskaloosa company rebelled against its captain, W. H. Keating, after being mustered out, and threatened him violence on the train unless he removed the blemishes he had put on some of the men's characters on their discharges, which he promised to do. Captain A. F. Burton of the Villisca company, who was suspended for cowardice, remained in San Francisco rather than risk riding with his men after military restraint was removed. The Booms Fire. BOONK, Nov. 4-—Bain & Sons' large livery stable and carriage repository was totally destroyed by fire, and 27 horses, including two valuable stallions wlere burned to death at a midnight hour. twenty buggies were also burned. The loss is estimated at about 830,000, insurance $4 000. The origin of the fire is unknown, but it is supposed to have caught from electric light wires. IIU Hand Torn Off. CEPAB RAPIPS, Nov. 4.—John Cunningham, a farmer near Coggon, had his left harid torn off by a corn shredder- "'•;."".. ' " " .• Mexican Calves In lovvu, JOWA CUT, Nov. 4-—One thousand calves from Mexico have just reached Igwa City in charge of Secrest & Elliott, iocal farmers and stock raisers. The shipment made a» even train loa.d a-nd is composed of choice specimens of the JJereford, Shovtharn and Aberdeen breeds- During the long journey the calves were twice unloaded and given t exercise, with the result that not one killed p,r. injured While enrpute. i witt feed lor fwture «wk- >r J&emselyea fortunate swh ft A SUBURBAN feXTENStOSr. Des Stolne* JElectrlb Rosd to Rn» M «reenncl<t and Winters**. DBS MOISES, Nov. 3.—An extension of the Valley Junction electric railway line to Commerce, thence to Wifiterset an.d thence to Gtfeenfield is a probability for next year. Surveyor Frank l?elton has been secured by the street railway company to survey the pfo^ posed route and will begin work at once. Officers of the company have already driven over the route. If Mr. Pelton's preliminary survey is satisfactory and other arrangements can be completed, work on the line Will begin next spring and it is hoped to have it in operation by the end of tho season. But this line is but a starter for what the company contemplates in the way of rural electric lines if the present scheme is perfected and proves to be a success. The company has been building all its Des Moines lines with a view to some day extending them into the country, and it is thought that the time is about ripe. Speaking of the proposed road Manager Hippee said: "Yes it is true that we are contemplating an extension of tho Valley Junction line to Greenfield, by way of Commerce and Winterset. That was our intention when we went to Valley Junction, and in fact wo have built all the city lines with the intention, ultimately, of extending them into the territory surrounding Des Moines. It has been demonstrated in the east, particularly in Ohio, where I am familiar with the electric system, that such lines are found to be paying investments. Mr. Polk is decidedly in favor of extension and has been talking it to me for five years. I haven't driven over the proposed route, although some of the other officers have. I believe the intention is to cross the'Coon river a little this side of Commerce. The road will then run in a dii'ect line to Winterset, and 'from Winterset straight wes.t to Greenfield. This will open up a country which never has marketed its products in Des Moines because there is no good way to get here. I believe we could do a very good business, not only iu freight, but also in passenger traffic, on a system of this kind. Of course we would carry mail and express to whatever points we could make quicker than tho railroads." NEWS IN GENERAL SERIOUS *0ft TttE BRITISH. A Murder at Sioux City. Sioux CITY, Nov. (5.— Burning with anger because he had lost $5 in a game of craps, .ToeGilmore, a Virginia negro, shot and perhaps fatally wounded Joo Tender, another black man, in Sioux City. Gilmore met his victim on the street and, after demanding back his money and being refused, whipped out a 44-caliber revolver and fired a shot into the other man's body. Itisrather doubtful if Tender will live. Gilmore got f-vway, but later was captured, and admits he is the man who did the shooting. Wants Its Assets Restored. WATKHLOO, Nov. 4.—A representative of the Iowa Masonic Benevolent Association, which was absorbed some time ago by the now defunct Equitable Life Association of Waterloo has begun-suit against the receiver, asking that the contracts between the two companies be declared invalid and that property valued at 40,000 be restored to the Masonic society. BREVITIK8. At Omaha recently the award ot premiums at the Greater American exposition for the best exhibit of agricultural and horticultural products from any one county in the United States was announced today, this making the best agriculture show ever got together. . Polk county, Iowa, takes first prize, $1,000, having the best and finest exhibit. At a meeting at Sioux City recently of the Trades and Labor Assembly, which led the fight against the boai'd of control's plan to introduce the convict labor system, strong resolutions were adopted against the method. At the assembly's request, the six Woodbury county legislative candidates on both tickets pledged themselves publicly to oppose the system. A strong- lobby will be sent to Des Moines 'this winter tb'fight it. A Des Moines dispatch says: The state boai'd of control is investigating the county insane asylums of the state, under the law which authorizes them to examine and report to the next legislature on the condition of these institutions. Judge Kinne, on his receiut tour, visited the county asylums in Tama, Benton, Louisa, Des Moines, Lee, Van Buren, Jefferson and Wapello counties and Mercy hospital in Davenport, a private institution. Aside from these the asylums in Madison, Dallas, Iowa, Polk, Marion, Allamakee, Winneshiek, Clayton, Davis and Jones counties have also been inspected by the board. Judge Kinne states that in several of the institutions visited the conditions are too bad to describe, in others there are poor buildings, unsanitary and unfit for the care of patients of any kind, while some are fairly well kept and have good buildings. The board is known to bo unfriendly to the county care of the insane, and is expected to make strong recommendations to the legislature this winter as to the future conduct of these institutions. 12. H. Laux, who was found guilty of obtaining money under false pretenses at the present term of the Jasper county district court, was sentenced to three years in the penitentiary at hard labor and to pay the costs of prosecution. The millinery store oi the Meaner sters, of Grinnell, was entered a few nights ago and about $800 worth of laces, tips and other costly materials and goods were earned off. There is absolutely no clu,e. o»e hundred a»d fifty debars,' worth of foodji was re- Evacuation ot Colenso show* Ludystnltb' LONDON, Nor. 5.— The war office has issued the following announcement: "The colonial office has received, in- f drmattoa to the effect that the British troops have Withdrawn frotn CdlenSo, South of Ladysmith, and have cofccen- trated further south, but we have no news of any engagement in that neighborhood." LONDON, Nov. K. —The evacuation of Colenso is undoubtedly a most serious matter for the British in Natal, as it hot only testifies to the complete investment of Ladysmith by the Boers, but makes the relief of General White an- extremely difficult operation. Colenso is the point where the railway from Ladysmith crosses the Ttigela river, which is now in flood. The town itself is of smaH importance. It is dominated by the hills on the north side of the river, and so was untenable if the Boers have advanced, as they seem to have done. Moreover, only a Ismail naval and colonial force was stationed at Colenso. The seriousness of the evacuation, however, lies in the fact that Commandant General .loubert, while completely investing Sir George White at Ladysmith, can seize this Tugela bridge and, if he has sufficient troops, can dctatch a force and send it southward on Pietcrmaritzb irg, and in any sase, by destroying the bridge and by destroying the bridge and railway, can prevent any relief expedition reaching Sir George White for some time. Military men optimistically predict that General Joubert will withdraw from Natal immediately Sir Redvers Buller's force enters the Orange Free State, but the latter cannot be far on the way for at, least three or four weeks and even then General Joubert may not decide to intercept the British on the Free State's open belt, which would suit the British admirably, but he may wait until the last moment and then proceed by train back to Pretoria and take up strong defensive positions on the range of hills lying in front of Johannesburg and Pretoria. Thus General Joubert nvght remain in Natal several weeks longer, endeavoring to force Sir George White into capitulation, the destruction of the Tugela river bridge helping him by cutting off British relief. Moreover, another Boer force is reported to have marched through Zululand in the direction of Durban and already to have reached the Natal frontier. Thus it will be seen, the position in Natal, taking into consideration a possible uprising of the disaffected Dutch, is most disquieting and in fact may be described as critical. British reinforcements cannot reach Turban before the end of next week. APPKAL FROM AGUINALDO. Ho Asks His People to Prove 'Worthy of Freedom. MANILA, Nov. 3.—Aguinaldo has issued a proclamation announcing that the American congress will meet in December to decide whether "the imperialist policy" and "this bloody work" ai'e to bo continued. He exhorts his soldiers to conduct themselves so that congress will consider them worthy of independence, and requests the priests to abstain from politics and, to redeem the church from the bad name the misdeeds of the friars have given it. - Spain Owns None of the Philippines. WASHINGTON, Nov. 3.—The positive statement is made here by authority that Spain does not retain possession of a single island of the Philippine archipelago. This was called forth by the declaration in the Spanish cortez of Count D'Almenas that, through ignorance, the American commissioners allowed three islands at the northern extremity of the archipelago to remain iinder Spanish control, through their definition in the treaty of the boundary of the group. There is stated to be no doubt as to the sufficiency of the treaty clause ceding the entire archipelago. If there has been a failure on this point, that fact will not redound to Spain's benefit, for it has been held officially that the islands north of the Philippine archipelago belong to Japan. To Watch tho Boer War. LONDON, Nov. 3,—The British government has been obliged to refuse permission for the United States to send four officers to watch the Transvaal war, owing to a precedent which only permits one representative from each power. Capt, Stephen L'Hommedieu Slocum, United States military attache at Lisbon, has been selected. Many Persons Drowned. ANTWBBP, Nov. 4.—The landing stage of the Waesland railroad ferry boat on the Scheldt broke in two on the arrival of the first train, which was crowded. Many persons fell into the water, and 45 were drowned and 50 others injured. ANOTHER SKIRMISH IN LUZON. Insurgents Driven From Newly Constructed Trenches. WASUINOTON, Oct. 31,—-General Otis cables; "A detachment of the Thirty- Sixth reconnoitering towards FJorjdg, Blapca, west of Gugua, struck' insurgents in newly constructed trenches. They attacked ajnd drove the enemy, who left lour officers and eight men Our casualties were Captain, and Lieuteajajnt not. 4%ejrew»*iyj one WAK is ENDORSED. Philippine Commlssloh Says ft Unavoidable. WASHINGTON, Nov. 3.—The 1 Philippine commission yesterday submitted to the president ft preliminary report. The report appears to be a compact summary of conditions on the islands a* the commission left them; of the historical events which preceded tbe Spanish war and led to the original Filipino insurrection; of the exchange between Admiral Dewey and the other American commanders and tho insurgents', the breaking out and progress of the present insurrection, and finally a statement of the capacity of the Filipinos for self-government. A notable feature of the report is a memorandum by Admiral Dewey explanatory of his relations with Aguinaldo, in which the statement is made by the admiral that he had no alliance with Aguinaldo. The report fully endorses the war; holds that the people of the islands are incapable of governing themselves, and concludes as follows: "Our control means to the inhabitants of the Philippines internal peace and order, a guarantee against foreign aggression, and against the dismemberment of their country; commercial and industrial prosperity, and as large a share of the affairs of government as they shall prove fit to take. When peace and prosperity shall have _ been established throughout the archipelago, when education shall have become general, then, in the language of a leading Filipino, his people will, under our guidance, 'become more American than the Americana themselves.*" JEFFRIKS RETAINS BELT. BOERS WIN AN OVERWHELMING VICTORV Given Decision Over Shurkey After u Hard Fight. NEW YORK, Nov. 4. — James .J. Jeffries retains the championship of the world, Referee Geo. Silver giving 'him the decision at the end of the twenty- fifth round over Sailor Tom Sharkey, at .the Coney Island Sporting club last night. It was one of the most marvelous battles that has taken place, and the greatest crowd that ever gathered in the Coney Island club house witnessed the desperate battle for supremacy. In five rounds Jeffries had tho better of the fight, in the first two and in the last three. During ' the other twenty Sharkey forced the issue an<? like a bull terrier, was at his man with both hands unceasingly. In those twenty grounds Jeffries' great weight and brawn helped him to hold off the sailor and in the twenty-second round ho swung in a couple of vicious uppercuts that made Sharkey groggy. Tom came back again in the twenty-fourth and twenty-fifth, but he was weakened greatly by Jeffries' vicious blows. One minute before the gong sounded to end the fight Jeffries' left glove came off and practically the contest was over. The referee motioned to Jeffries' corner; an American flag was flung around the champion's shoulders and the crowd on that side and end of the arena cheered wildly. The crowd on the opposite side and end and in Sharkey's corner, yelled for Sharkey, and the men were led back to their dressing rooms. ADJ. GEN. CORBIN'S REPORT. Numerous Recommendations for the Betterment of Service. WASHINGTON, Nov. 3.—The annual report of Adjutant General Corbin has been made public. Aside from the strictly technical recital of all the details of a busy year in military life, the report gives much information of an interesting general character and submits numerous recommendations for the betterment of the service. General Corbin sums up the military forces now in the service of the United States as: Regular army, 04,586; volunteers, 34,574; total, 09,100. The distribution of these troops up to October 1 was as follows: In the United States, 34,239; Porto Rico, 3,303; Cuba, 11,187; Philippines. 32,315; en route to Philippines, 17,099; Alaska, 499; Hawaiian Islands, 400. It is expected that by December 1, next, all the infantry regiments United States volunteers will have sailed for the Philippine Islands. These, with the troops now there, will give a total strength of 2,117 officers and 03,608 enlisted men; an aggregate of 05,725. JOUUERT FILES A PROTEST. Objects to tho Use of Lyddite by the British. LONDON, Nov. 4. — Belated dispatches from the British camp at Ladysmith, Natal, add little information regarding Monday's fight except the estimates of Boer losses, which are now said to be 95 killed and 200 wounded, mostly victims of artillery shells, which wrought such great havoc that it is said that Joubert, tjie Boer Commander-in-chief, has written a letter to White, the British commander, protesting against .the use of lyddite. According to all accounts the presence at Ladysraith of long-range naval guns and the splendid shooting of the blue jackets has materially improved the position of the British. The temporary armistice declared Monday evening was to allow the collection of the dead and wounded. A Colonial Bureau. WASHINGTON', Nov. 3,— It lu practically decided that a colonial bureau is to be established under the war department to take direct charge of all matters pertaining to our outlying dependencies, The selection of the chief of the bureau is now under consideration. For Another A»imy LONDON, NOY 3,— Jt is reported that another complete army division will be 4o.rth.with Jprmed ,for service in South AJriWi to, consist of tea ,tUous^ m.en BRItJSH ftEGtMEKTS CAWtULATE Two Whole Regiments and & floun- tnitt Battery Captured by the Boers. LONDON, Nov. 1.—General White, commanding the British forces at Ladysmith, telegraphs the government as follows: "I have to report a disaster to the column sent by me to take position on the hill to guard the left flank of the troops. In these operations to-day the Royal Irish fusiliers, No. 10 mountain battery and the Gloucester regiment were surrounded in the hills and, after losing heavily, had to capitulate. The casualties have not yet been ascertained. "A man of the fusiliers who was employed as hospital orderly, came in under a flag of truce with alettnr from survivors of the column, Who asked for assistance to bury the dead. I fear there is no doubt of the truth of the report. "I formed the plan in the carrying out of which the disaster occnrred, and I alone am responsible for plan. There is no blame whatever to the troops, as the position was untenable." While minor reverses in South Africa are not wholly unexpected, nothing like the staggering blow which Joubert delivered to White's forces yesterday was anticipated. The full extent of the disaster is not yet acknowledged if it is known, at the war office. The loss in effective men must be appalling to the general, who is practically surrounded. Two of the finest British regiments and a mule battery are thus deducted from the Ladysmith garrison, which weakens it about a fifth of its total strength and alters the whole situation very materially in favor of the Boers, who have again shown themselves to be stern fighters and military sti-ate.-^its of no mean order. The disaster has cost the British 1,500 to 2,000 men and six seven-pound screw guns, and as the Boer artillery was already stronger than imagined, the capture of these guns will be a great help to the Boers. From a list furnished by General White it is learned that forty-two officers have been made prisoners, besides a newspaper correspondent, J. Hyde. At the government offices no effort to conceal tho feeling of dismay prevailing wao made. One official said to the Associated Press: "It is inexplicable and I am sorry to say its moral effect is inestimable. We lost heavily in many wars, and regiments were almost wiped out, but to have regiments captured, and by Boers, is terrible." Public anxiety was increased by a special dispatch from Ladysmith, published in the late editions of the London afternoon papers, to the effect that before darkness yesterday the Boers reoccupied the old position held by their .heavy artillery, which General White had reported silenced by the guns of the naval brigade from the Powerful and had opened firo again. The dispatch further says: "The enemy are again closing in and the situation is one of grave anxiety. Beyond doubt the Boer retirement yesterday (Monday) was a ruse to draw General White into the hilly country and away from the British camp." This last sentence is significant and confirms the opinion of military experts here that General White is allowing himself to be outgeneraled by Commandant General Joubert. ARE AGAIN ACTIVE. Batsou's Seonts Drive Insurgents, Killing Many. MANILA, Nov. 4.—The insurgents attempted to ambush Captain Batson's scouts between Santiago and Saro- gassa, but Captain Batson charged them and drove them out from their position, killing and wounding several of them. One American officer was killed and a private wounded. General Young's troops are beginning to live on the country, trying buffalo meat and rice partly in lieu of army rations. The captures at the Talouera arsenal .include thirteen small brass Howitzers and 800, one-pound projectiles. Major Bell's regiment advanced from Guagua on Florida Blanca, which was found to be deserted, Bishop's battalion is stationed there. Major Bell also made another descent upon Porac, pursuing the Filipinos thence into the mountains and capturing their horses and baggage. The American loss was one killed and two woiinded. Major Bell reports that he has entirely destroyed tho insurgent cavalry that was operating in that section. Americans Swim Another River, MANILA, Nov. 4. — Chase's troop of the Third cavalry and River's troop of tho Fourth cavalry swam the river and surrounded the garrison at Bong-bong, entering the town. The enemy escaped. Six rifles and a quantity of ammunition were captured. Custner's scouts had a skii-mish with insurgents near Aliaga, killing 5. Yule, fllude Mivjor LONDON, Nov! l.~The Gazette an- Bounces the promotion of Substantive Lieutenant Colonel W. A. Yule to the rank of major general on the staff to command the Kighth b: 'gade of the Sputh African field force, with the subt rank of colonel in the a,rmy «v»ller Arrives. LONDON, Nov. 1. —Ad vices from Cape- fowu announce the arrival of General Kedvers JiuUer.'who is to have chaige pf all the British forces in Soutl; Africa, fcONG PERIOD OF 8U8PEJN8B. Cruel*! Ordeal Before the Public. fcotfftoir, Nov. 6.—Though the evenfc of the week have aroused the spirit the British nation to the utmost at though its military escutcheon kaj been inofe stained thati it ever tw* before, there seems to be ahead a stilt Mores c ucial ordeal—that of suspense. I Days, perhaps weeks, may pass before word comes from the isolated British forces in the neck of Natal. Whate^ may be the justness or otherwise of thfe criticisms passed oh General White H is palpable that he no longer possesses the confidence of the public. He tnat be fully able to withstand the attacks of the superior Boer force and may {& ready at any moment to execute a masterly retreat, but as long as he is cut off from communication with the outside world there Will exist a terrible anxiety regarding the welfare of the 7,000 or 8,000 men of his command. I The most optimistic believe that a fortnight is the minimum in which reinforcements of any potentiality can be pushed to Ladysmith, and then it «nay l:c too late. WHITE IS IN BAD SHAPE. The Landing of tho Naval Brigade li Advocated. LONDON, Nov. 4.—General White's position is acknowledged to be so precarious that the landing of a big naval brigade to go to his assistance is being advocated. While rumors of Boer^id British victories are taken hero to indicate that some serious operations have been carried out, it is generally recognized most of the news at present is largely surmise and must be accepted with great caution. The rumors of a continental anti-British coalition continue to occupy the French papers. The Daily Mail publishes the following dispatch from Ladysmith, dated Wednesday morning: "Matters to-day aro quiet. The Boers are apparently mounting more heavy guns to the north and northeast, which are likely to give us trouble. A Boer contingent, 1,500 strong, and clearly visible from the camp, i» streaming away to the south. The inhabitants of Ladysmith continue to leave the town." COMPACT IS DISSOLVED. No Longer Trl-1'iirtite Control of Samoa. CHICAGO, Nov. r>.—A special to the Chronicle from Washington says: The United States, Great Britain and Germany to-day decided to dissolve the tri-partite agreement by which these three powers control the Samoan islands. The United States have by this decision been guaranteed the possession of Tutuila island and Pango- Pango—or, as it is'usually called, Pago Pa'go bay. The disposition of the remaining islands by Great Britain andj Germany is a matter still pending. The decision to dissolve the three-1 power compact was reached at a joint I meeting at the state department' oij Assistant Secretary of State Hill, Baron von Schwar'tzcnstein, German charge d'affaires, and Mr. Tower, British charge d'affaires. SCHLKY GKTS A LOVING CUP. Was the Guest of Honor at the Georgia Capital. ATLANTA, C.A., Nov, 4.—Admiral Schley received an enthusiastic welcome at Atlanta Saturday, After a short rest at the hotel the party was escorted to the state capitol and welcomed by Governor Candler, then escorted to the hall of the house of representatives, where tho ^legislature was in joint session, where Admiral Schley was introduced and made a brief speech. Thence the party proceeded to Piedmont Park, where the admiral reviewed a military parade. At the auditorium, in the presence of 12,000 people, lie was presented with a loving cxip on behalf of the people of 'ihe city, and made a short address. French to Assist Transvaal. PAIUS, Nov. 2.—A society has beer formed to render assistance to the Transvaal government, Col. Monteli is president and Francois Coppo, Jules J| Lemaitre, Henri liochefort and Dru- mont, jiroprietor of the Libre Parole, are the honorary presidents. The organization is enrolling volunteers to fight for the boers and the promoters claim that more than 300 have volunteered. They have difficulty, however, in finding the necessary funds. Orwig's Patent Office Report. DES MOINKH, Oct. 31.—Applications prepared and prosefcuted by us liav« been allowed as follows: To O. Sullivan of Frederioksburg, la., for a railroad joint comprising 8 chair having integral downward projections to overlay the side faces of ties and an integral splice bar at one edge to overlay the flanges and weis pf abutting ends of rails and a not«" in the other edge 1o receive a projection on a mating splice bar. To A. Mondenhall, of Oskaloosa, for a simple and efficient device adapts" to be detachably fastened to the dasher of a buggy so that a person can readily detuchably fasten driving reins thereto ^o prevent thorn from falling to become trampled, soiled, or to cause accidents. -' Printed information about seeuriCff, valuing and selling patents sent free to applicants. TIIOMAS G. OKWIG & Co,, Registered PatenUUtorneys- 8PAIN CLAIMS ISLANDS. Three of the Philippine Group Were "»* Included In the Paris Treaty- MAPBIP, Nov. 3.—A sensation Y$ 8 caused in the senate by the declavfttiQS of Count d' Almenas that, owing to W ignorance of the Spanish-America* peace treaty • commissioners, tUv^e islands of tLe Phillipine group, P? two Eatanes a,nd Calayan Island, Vop I north of Luzon, were not included » .i foe gsope of the treaty, These island* I he asserts, ought to be made the \>W* 4 of negotiations for the liberate % , J the Spanish 'prisoners. ; y^j^&'^.^-t^Ji^J^Ml^

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