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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 22, 1899
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Dm M03M$St ALGOKA, IOWA, WflPN^SDAY NOVgaBggtt THE NEWS IN IOWA e. * *, >OWA Br*BtI>«* IS***. 1*.—The Chicago 4b railway company threw open for "traffic yesterday two of He i«r*ta line*—the Soldier Valley con- n«*icgroa4 between Mondamin, on the Sioux aty & Pacific* sUwJtlie Bojer Valley. The Soldier Valley line opens tip a rich territory to the merchant* of Sioux City. The line proper extends only from Mondamin to Kiron. but the trains will ran from Mondamin to Wall t^ake, a distance of seventy-one miles. 'The extension to Hartan is tie >ne which has caused the break in the agreement between the Kortfawestern and the Bock Island road. if arlaa is the eottntT seat of Shelby county, and has been Irjown as a Bock Island town. The Xortlwestera line from : Carroll toward Harlan has been bnllt for years as far as Andubon. At this point constmction stopped when the , agreement was made with the Eock ' Island, Now the Northwestern has extended its iine to Harlan. and the Rock Island is building from Oowrie into northwestern Iowa. A bitter fight is now on between the two roads. and out of the war Sioux City may possibly secure the terminus of the Kock Island road. ftAiltf Mi£J*. the Citr «* tlwee state . — By t3be«k«e take eonreation tor OeJwein was a close ccmpetator. Early in tbe balloting- Cedar Rapids and Ciar?«s Oty withdrew from tbe contest For tbe firs* t4me id tbe history of the assoeialitm H will be in tfee aorfliwesst territory, heretofore an- oflcnpied. Officers were electesi as follows: President, W, K. Uoardman. Vice President. E. W. Gyre, i jfewell; Seeretarr. j. C. Daly. Charles CSty; Treasurer. E. W. Stetson, KewelL In bisanflnal address President Board- roaia paidthesecretarrof agrietiltore a fine compHment, consdering- him the most -valuable man of the nineteenth century to tbe daitrmen today. The sentiment was applauded. The con- THft BOA&D tfc* D*» Moonfcs, 2for, l€.— The state board of control has filed its report 'tvftli tt>e jgx^^ersor. 'jtt&e import oos- sist* of fiiree parts. Part 1 is the report j^fupd of tJbe boardL FAirt 2 con* sasts of statist.iea.1 tables and tabulated ebowings of the amomit and manneT of disbarsexoeots of moneys in tbe IB-. stitutknis. Part 3 is made up of the jreports of the superinteaflents of ffoe se-reral institBtMjns. The most Important part of the report, from the stand- poiBt of the tax-payer, is the aaeadations in regard to appropriations. The tola! amount asked for by the board of control for all purposes except for the purchase of lands is f759.572.6*. For the purchase of lands $89.000 is asked, making a grand total I of $S4$.a72.S9. The appropriations reafcon placed itself decidedly in faror asked for are ^ fo]loTrs - ' of the tea cent tax on oleo. Professor , Hospital,Clarinda. S 25,300 Soldier's Orphans' HEKKIOTTTB BEPOKT. State Treasurer Makes a Number of Kecomtneadatlvns. D£# MOIKEB. Nov. l<3.—In his biennial report State Treasurer John Herriott makes the following recommendations: First—That county taxes be paid quarterly. Second—That the tax against foreign insurance companies be abolished, Third—That local taxation against insurance companies be abolished. Fourth—He holds that insurance, telephone, telegrraph and express companies are state concerns and do a state business and fchould have only state taxation. _ Fifth—Recommends that examination be made of county officials and state officials every six months, and that provision be made for a corps of examiners. Sixth—Collateral inheritance; waiving of appraisements: definite procedure in life and term estates; definite fees for appraisers; abolition of countv attorney fee, and substitution of 5 per cent up to SJ 50. Seventh—Treasurer should have authority to investigate probate records and have provisions made for the employment of inspectors. Eighth—Change of the Agricultural College endowment law so as : .to loan the funds out at 4% per cent instead of 6, as the law is now, UUSXKL. U» FRKR. Killed J1U Sou at Des Jffolne* While Temporarily Itixaue. DKS MOIXKS, Nov. 17.—Upon an order of Judge Bishop, Fred Hunnell. who on the evening of August 7 shot and killed his son Archie, was released from the eustcKty of the county sheriff and permitted to return to his home. Hunnell has been at the insane hospital at Mt. Pleasant since the middle of August, having been adjudged insane by the county commissioners. A few days ago Superintendent Hoyt of tbe insane hospital wrote Sheriff Stout and stated that Hunnell was cured of insanity and asked tliat he be taken from that instjtution. Hunnell was brought to Des Moines and taken before Judge Bishop, who ordered the release, there being no information filed against him. GOVKBKOK WJTHHO'&OS »!S75. Vulou Pacific Hallway Canned Cnnece*- »ary Delay. DKS MOINKS, Nov. 18.—Governor Shaw and Adjutant General Byers have decided that they will withhold 8275, the amount of extra expense to which the state was put by reason of the delay of the third section of tbe j^rain that brought the Fifty-first regiment from San Francisco. The 8275 is the amount that was paid out for two meals for the soldiers aboard tbe train that would not have been required had the Union Pacific delivered the third section in Denver on schedule time, or had that froad, consented to run the belated section directly east from Cheyenne to Omaha. Prank Three Quarts at 1'alnt. CBOAB BAIWS, Nov. .19.—Bet Harland, a painter, in an attempt to commit suicide drank three quarts of green paint. It was discovered almost immediately and he was hurried to the hospital where a stomach pump was brought into play and his life was saved. Hatiand's domestic life has not been a happy one and it is stated that his wife recently skipped out with another man. Tried to Hob a Treasury. Ori'UMWA, Nov. 17.—A bold attempt was made at noon to rob the county treasurer's ollicu during the absence of the clerks at dinner. Entrance was gained by smashing a plate glass door. An attempt to force the vault combination was unsuccessful. Store Jlurglarjged ttt J'eternoji, D#s Moj»K«, Nov. 17,—At Peterson the store of O, W, Townerson was burglarized- Nothing but jewelry and potions were taken. Discrimination WAS used in taking the plunder us only the best gootjw were taken, The value has not yet been ascertained. Entrance wad effected by the glass in the rear door. There is no trace of the McKay of tbe State Agricultural College spoke on "Butter-Makinp and Butter-Makers." 3. II. Snyder of Jfew York talted on ; •Commercial Extras." while J, S. Trigg-. agricultural editor of the American Newspaper Union, scored a high mark on his speech on iJ The Evolution of a Pound of Butter.'' Major Alvord. representing' the department at Washington, was present. and said it was the most profitable series of talks he ever listened to, and will publish 40.000 copies at the ex- pease of the govern mcnt for distribution throughout other dairy states. home 18,090 Soldiers" home C.&OO College for Blind 20.000 School for deaf 63.35*7 Feeble minded institute 64.534 Industrial school, Eldora 37,950 Industrial school. Mitehellville 37,750 Hospital Mt. Pleasant 02,000 Hospital. Independence 23.800 Hospital. Cherokee 300.000 Penitentiary Ft. Madison 40.4OO Penitentiarv. Anamosa 55.040 SMALL POX AT STOKM LAKE. t __ to That City by Laboring 31 en •Working on 'lie Railroad. Sioux CITV, Xov. l'j. — Dr. 11. K. Conniff. of the state board of health went to Storm Lake to investigate the cases of small pox reported from that place. In all he reported he found five cases of the terrible disease, and steps have been taken to prevent the spread if possible. The town has been quarin- tined and r the doctor says the health officer* of Storm Lake are doing every thing in their power to stamp out the disease, and orders have been given that vaccinations "begin at once. It i hardly feared there will be a spread o the disease to other parts of the state but health officers in all sections o: the state have been notified to look carefully out for any signs of the dreat malad}- anywhere else. It was brought to Storm Lake by a laboring man working on a railway grade, but he lias recovered. So far no deaths have occurred, DEATH OF ADAM HOWKLL. Uw»4«w»fl'f JVlvajto Secretary, HOY. Henderson, next speaker of the house, the appointment of Jules 0. 0 f Waterloo, tts bis private • Family.-Were in Attendance lit Bed>Id in Mercy Hospital, Chicago, CHICAGO, Nov. lg.—Adam Howell, president of the Hawkeye Insurance Company, of Des MoSnes, died yesterday at Mercy hospital, surrounded bj his family. His death was due tocom- plications growing out of a former attack of the grip and stomach troubles from which he had been a sufferer for some time. He was brought to the hospital two weeks ago in the hope that some relief could be secured, but at no time was there an improvement for the better. Football Causes a Death. IOWA CITV, Nov. 20.—While playing in an inter-class football game Winfred Norton" Stevenson, of Des Moines, a senior in the collegiate department of the State University, was killed. He was playing left end for the seniors against the juniors. He tackled the opposing end and as a result was thrown violently to the ground. His skull was fractured, the young man dying within an hour of the accident. Smallpox Near Marathon. MABATHON, Nov. 20.—Dr. George B. Jack man, of Marathon, was called in consultation by IJr. Ohug, of Sioux liapids, to the home of-Gule C. Olespn, seven miles southwest of Marathon. Three of the family are sick, the attending physician pronouncing the disease smallpox, one case of which is seriously advanced. Doubly Fatal Kxuloslou, CLINTON, Nov. 19.—By an explosion today at the Northwestern rail-sawing mill, Fireman Charles H. Proehue was instantly killed and Engineer William Edret had an arm torn off and soon afterward died. The mill was wrecked. Charged With Theft. CEPAK llAi'itis, Nov. 19.—Jimrny Gregory, wanted at Solon for stealing 8200 or 8300 worth of machinery out of a flouring mill, which had been partially destroyed by firej was arrested at Waverly. Clarence Found Guilty. BI.OOMFIKLD, Nov. 20.—The jury in the case of the state of Iowa vs. Clarence for murder returned a verdict of guilty in the first degree, with a penalty of life sentence in the penitentiary. HKKVIT1KH. At Des Moines recently Judge Bishop sentenced William Winslow to the Fort Madison penitentiary for a term of twenty years, for the murder of Edward Tilton, on the night of September 6th. The official count of the vote in Shelby county gives Byers 11 majority for the legislature. The district court of Webster county has passed on an important railway .case known as Svenson vs. the Mar-: fihalltown, & Dakota railroad, Svenson owns some valuable land in the ity oj Gowrie, through which the ehaUtown road hau secured right of way. The sheriff's jury awarded Ml% Syensojj $goo damages. An appeal was taken from this decision and in case just 4eci4ed the juj-y awarded Total 5Tja.572 Land purchases— Hospital. Independence S 22.0fX) Hospital. Clarinda 30.000 Feeble minded institute-. 22,000 Sol piers" Orphans" home 15.000 Total for lands $ 89,000 The legislature is a.*ked to adopt a uniform system of support for the institution*; the board recommends that all be supported by a general state tax, but is willing to have all placed on the county support basis. At present the penal institutions are supported by general taxation, and the insane hospitals are supported by the counties at a certain rate per inmate. The board asks the legislature to transfoi m one of the state prisons into a reformatory for young criminals and first offenders, making the other a penitentiary. The establishment of an epileptic colony on the plan of Craig colony is urgei A law is asked placing the supervision of all county and private asylums for insane under control of the board, A report is made on nineteen such institutions visited by the board recently in which criminal methods are carried on. Relative to industries in the state institutions the board does not make recommendation for the establishment of industries on state account, but discusses several, including the making of twine, which might be profitably established. It endorses the contract piece price plan for the employment of the convicts of the penitentiaries, and recommends a sewing plant for the girls' reform school. ANXIETY FOR I.ADVSMITH. The Boer Cordon Will Be Difficult to I'lerce. Loxnojf, Nov. 20.—The latest news from the seat of war in South Africa is, from one point of view, favorable to the British, showing that Kimberley is able to hold its own against the Boer bombardment, and that Estcourt is also in a position to beat back an attack by the Boer force now facing it. On the other hand, the advices pay testimony to the ceaseless activity of the burghers on the Free State fr on- tier and their determination to cut off relief for Ladysmith and, if possible, to isolate or capture Estcourt, which is the nearest^town to J/adysmith still held bj' the British. A number of small Boer commandoes from the east and west are converging on Estcourt and the railroad just south of that place. The Boers already aggregate at least 20,000, with a few guns, which they evidently, from the entrenchments they are throwing up, mean to mount on hills dominating any advance north from Estcourt, where General Hildyard is still commanding.' Even with the strong relief column now hurrying up from Durban, the British will have a tough job to pierce the Boer forces thrown across the roads to Ladysmith, while crossing the Tugela river on pontoon bridges in the face of the Boer .artillery and rifle tires from the northern ridges commanding the river will probably prove one of the stiffest enterprises of the war. VOUNG ANI> W1IKATON MEET. the Three Thousand Insurgents Within American Cordon. Nov. 18. — General MacArthur, with the Thirty-six infantry, a batallion of the Seventeenth infantry, a troop of the fourth cavalry, several Gatlings and a detachment of the signal corps, has begun his northward advance from Tarlac, which will be continued to Bayombang, province of New Vizaya. MANILA, Nov. 18.— Major General Otis believes that General Young has made connections with General Wheaton, or at least has communicated with liim. He estimates that the number of insurgents now within the American cordon is a, OOP. EsUiourt Short of Artillery. LONDON, Nov. 17. — The Times pub- ishes the following dispatch from Pieterwaritssburg; "Estcourt is short of artillery. The garrison may retire to the Mool river, southward, in case a strong forco of [ioers should advance. The enemy's nteutioa is to keep back the British relieving column." _ ^__ NEWS IN GENERAL Nov, 10.— The London express collided with another train the fog. There ujr*d, fifteen Wit* Ska Nor. IS.—{Jeaerail Otis cables: ''Wheaton repeals that OB November 12 there was an engagement near Baa Jacinto between €h* Thirty- third tt»!anteers and 1.309 entrenched inMiifFents. Our loss indades Major Logan, gallantly leading- hisbatallion. and six enlisted men killed. Captain Oi'ccn and eleven men wonnded. mostly very slight. The enemy were ront- ed. leaving eighty-one dead in the trenches- His loss is believed to be 300. General Lawton reports from San Jose that in the -vicinity of San Nicholas, north of Taynig, Weseelscap- tnred thirteen carts with insurgent war department records, printing press complete of insurgent newspaper and a large quantity of rice. The cavalry are still actively engaped- The infantry are pressing- on from San Jose and Araga, The roads are impracticable for wheel transportation. The horses forag-ed on rice and growing rice straw." WAR OS TRADES OJOJiS. Con- BOERS ARK TEKt Force Tata* Up. Position * Few JitBe* NOT. 18.—A Boer force has tafcen up a position near Enner dale, a few mfles Borth of here. They have eight T-ptnnaders and two F!rench g-ims. Their strength is 2.OOO men. All is quiet h«re and ready for the enemy. IsQKBON. Xcrv, 18.—A Durban special says: Another <eoaipJet« armored train has been sent to Esteoart to replace the one disabled by tlie Boers Wednesday There is an nEPonfimjed report of an other disaster to an Esteo-art train that twenty-five volunteers, who form ed tbe escort, are misrintr. LONDON. Nov. IS.—Special dispatches from Piete.nnaritz.bnrg- and Lorenzo Marqnez say that Ladysmith is bom barded night and day and hard pressed. On November 9. having- during the night placed men close to the town, the Boers, after a heavy bom bardment. began an assault, but -were repulsed at every point with heavy losses. The Boers have destroyed one of the bridges over the Tngela river. MANY SLAIN IN BATTLE Puerto Declared Ky Chicago Building tractors" Conncil. Cinc_4oo. Nov. 18.—Chicago contractors and builders have made an open declaration of war on the trades' unions, charging them with causing the present apathy in building- operations in the city and * crippling- municipal growth. An ultimatum .setting- forth the employers' view of the situation and stating the terms on which labor must meet capital after January 1. lt'00, was drawn up and presented to the Building Trades' council. The communication from the employers is thought to foreshadow the greatest struggle in -which purely local labor organizations have ever been involved. The text of the employers" ultimatum, as framed by the executive committee of the Building Contractors" council, is as follows. The trades represented in the build- ! ni ght. Nov. Desperate Conflict Before Cabello is Captured. PfERTo CABELLO. Venezuela. 14.—General Pa redes, a former commander in the army of ex-President Andrade. who had refused the demanc made upon him by General Oipriano Castro and the de facto authorities to surrender the town, even when thib demand was re-enforced by the requesl of the American. British. German, French and Dutcli commanders, surrendered after a terrible buttle. The aspect of the city is one of luin and devastation, and it 5s estimated that upward of 650 persons were killed or wonnded during the fighting. Dr. Braisted, of the United States cruiser Detroit, and the other surgeons of the various warships in the harbor are ministering to the wants of tbe wounded. General Ramon Guerra began a land attack upon the town and the position of General Paredes on Friday Desultory fighting continued ing contractors' council shall not recognize: First—Any limitation as to the amount of work a man shall perform during his working day. Second—Any restriction of of machinery. Third—The right of any person to interfere with the workmen during working hours. Fourth—The sympathetic strike. Fifth—Restrictions of the use of any manufactured material, excepting prison-made. .Sljsth—The right of the unions to prohibit the employment of apprentices. . until Saturday morning about 4, and then a fierce struggle ensued. General Paredes made a stubborn defense, but General Guerra forced an entranceinto the town and Paredes surrendered. ADVANCE TO BE CONTESTED. JOUBEKT IS ALITE. Ha* Been On the Sick 1.1st But Is Now Recovered. ESTCOUKT, Nov. 19.—Dr. Briscoe, who is in charge of the Red Cross train sent to fetch the killed and succor the wounded of the armored train disaster, gives an interesting account of the second interview with the Boer commandant. The commandant replied to man to reduce the doctor's request for permission to remove the dead and wounded by saying there was no need to hand over the dead, who had already been buried, and that as far as the wonnded were concerned they were being well for by the Boer hospital corps. The commandant spoke English fluently, was of highly polished manners, expressed admiration for the British soldiers and promised to do his best to get the names of the killed. Questioned concerning the whereabouts of Winston Churchill, the commandant replied, "I do not know/' The commandant has been indisposed, but is better now. English Will Not Have an Easy Approach to Lad.r«ml«h. LONDOX. Nov. IS.—The serious and unexpected disaster to the Estcourt armored train on the eve of a forward movement for the relief of Ladysmith has apparently convinced the British that the advance will be contested step by step. The Boers are seemingly swarming south of Colenso. The whole large force has come from the neighborhood of Ladysmith and a much larger force has arrived from elsewhere, and will probably turn out to be General Schalkberger's corps. The Boers are evidently straining every nerve and bringing up every Ladysmith before the British relief force is read3". Their operations southward show considerable boldness and correctness of strategy. If their aim is to isolate Estcourt by cutting off communication cared j w ith the Mori river, where there is an important railroad bridge, everything points to the belief that the officer commanding the relieving column -will have a more difficult task than is generally assumed In front he will have a broad river to cross in the presence of the Boers, and on his right and probably in his rear will be hostile bodies who are continually demonstrating their superior cunning. TAYLOR ELECTED. Kentucky Election Settled at Last, IFnleg* It Goes Into Court. LOUISVII.I.K, Ky., Nov. 20. — At Glasgow, Judge Jones rendered a, decision in the Nelson county case, granting the writ asked for by plaintiff, Wm. S. Taylor, directing the precinct election officers of that county to correct an error in their certificates and make a true certification of the votes' cast in their respective precincts for Wm. S. Taylor, heretofore certified by them for Wm. P. Taylor. Democratic newspaper figures for the first time show pluralities for Taylor on the official returns from 118 counties, Jefferson being the only missing county. The republican candidate's plurality is 201. In these figures the unofficial vote of Jefferson county is taken. Returns from the official count received from republican newspaper sources and at republican state headquarters show a plurality of 3,134 for Taylor. The discrepancies in these votes cannot be accounted for until returns are made to the state board. Boers are Expansionists. CAPE TOWN, Nov. 20. — The Boer commando from Rouxville, 450 strong entered Aliwal North and hoisted flags of both republics in the market square, proclaiming the district republican territory. The Britishers wero given fourteen days' notice to quit. ' Baguto Chief to Join Boer*. MASERU, Basutoland, Nov. 14.— The indications are that Chief Joel, of the Basutps, will join the Boers, who are likely to annex a strip of the northern territory of Jiasutoland. The other chiefs, however, are staunch and there is no cause for alarm. THANKSGIVING DES MOIXKS, 2&V. 14.—Governor Shaw has issued the Thanksgiving proclamation for this state. It follows: Another year of bountiful harvests, of glowing prosperity, of multiplied evidences of progress and human advancement in state and nation draws to its close. A grateful people can never be unmindful of J the infinite source of these and all oth'er blessings. I therefore recommend that, on the day set apart therefor by the president of the United States, Thursday, the thirtieth day of November, the good people of the commouweahh assemble in their accustomed places of worship, and with devout spirit and grateful hearts, both there and in their homes, render praise to Him who gives not only the special benefits of the time, but _whose ever-flowing current of blessings sweetens and enriches our lives. In particular, let us be thankful that of those who in obedience to duty's call were far away twelve months ago so many have returned to rejoice the homes made sorrowful by their temporary absence. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the great seal of the state of Iowa. Done at Des Moines, this eleventh day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine, of the state of Iowa the fifty-third, and of the independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-fourth. LESLIE M. SHAW. By the governor: G. L. DOHSON, Secretary of State. Burled Bt Manila. WASHINGTON Nov.lfJ.— Otis cables to4ay: Jt is impossible to send the remains ofMaj. John A- Logan home now. Therefore he w»s buried »t Manila. Five dayg had elapsed before the oody could be eenj from the battlefield to W&pi}n. " SERIOUS BRITISH and tils Party. WASHINGTON, Nov. 15. — Admiral Watson cables: "The escaped Spanish prisoners at San Fabian report seeing Gilinore November l in Tsu-lac with five men and .that all were well. He crossed the, mountain from Baler in May with thirteen men. The location of the other eight are unknown. I have cab)e Hong Kong for salvage for Charleston^ Discredit Jteport o| ftmbert'« Death, , Nov. 17.—Ttoe rumor of the death of Qeneral Joubert is discredited. Jt is understood that the war ofljce has n,pws that fceis still directing affairs. AH Armored Trala liberate trap. EerootJBT, Nor. it.— A train, carrying half a, company*^! tea Tol-anteers and half a f^ Dublin Fnsileers steamed to i_ On the return it was shelled %j artillerj from fomr positions, trneks in front of the engine feft , track. While the train was tam t less, the Dnrbans and Dahlias the Boers in skirmishing order Boers poored shot and shell cripplea train. The derailed can* great difficulty were remored and jj line cleared, when the engine der steamed back. The Xatal describing the engagement savs: •rtP 1 V"?" 5 aPParca with a Maxim and two getting the range accnratelv. was eo severe that telegraph wires * poles were destroyed. Their were posted on a copje, covered brushwood, and their sharpsho were hidden behind boulders. The Dnblins and the teers, fighting an unequal battle, t drove the enemy back, but the ness of the rifle" and big gun fire too much for the brave little p which was weakened at the outset! the overturning of the trucks, ha several." It appears that the Boers were j ambush. .As soon as the train 1 passed they emerged from cover dislodged the sleeper bolts, LOXDOX. Xor. 17. —Misfortune sfc fastly pursues IJritish employment j armored trains, the fascination which has given the Boers their and latest victory. On this last sion the Britisli seem to have into a deliberate trap, with the that, according to the best aecot ninety men are either killed, or missing. It is believed that escaped, and that the others are oners in the hands of the Boers. 1NSL-KUEXTS SCATTERED. Otis Surround Abandons Hope of Large Body. WASHINGTON, Nov. 20.—According^ dispatches received from General it would seem that any hope that may have entertained of surroun a large body of insurgents must been abandoned, as he reports the it surgents as scattered vfith indefimi information as to where they had If it is true that some of them haij gone into the western province Kambeles they can yet be captured, the complete occupation of the COM try between Manila and Dagu- would prevent their escape. A patch in which he reports the tions of Lawton indicates a belief the part of Otis that the insurgent have been driven northwestward the road to Bayonbang. This towni far to the northeast of the countryi which Lawton is operating and seems to be the hope of Otis that insurgents have been prevented fi going to the mountain capital, thoi according to ir.aps in the war depi ment, no obstacles seem to exist w would prevent them from reac Bayonbang from the western coan' where it is supposed they have driven. IN BEHALF OF SPAX1SH FK1SOXEI President McKinley Sends a Special Befj quest to Aguinaldo. WASHINGTON, Nov. 1C.—The presi dent has sent a cable to General Otii to be forwarded to General MacArthurl with instructions to get it to Aguinal' Jo, if possible, requesting kiadly am' lumaue treatment of the Spanislj prisoners. It also contains an intl nation that any insurgents responsi We for the ill treatment of such prison ers will be held to strict account whe: they are taken by United States force JOUBEKT KILLED IN ACTION. or s nig Death Took Place Near Ladysmlt | Thursday, November 0. DURBAN, Nov. 16.—The Evenin.l Times of Na'tal publishes a telegrarl from Lorenzo Marques, saying thai en. Joubert was killed in the actioi| of Thursday, November 0. * Taxes on Patented Inventions. DES MOINES, Nov. 14.—A, C. L.,1 Steamboat Hock, la,: Your inquir>| concerning taxes due in towns, cities,| counties and the state from inventor who make and sell their productions i received. Materials used for manufac .uring inventions and thereby increasJ ng the value of such personal propert/ s taxable. Towns and cities maj herefore have ordinances to regulata sales. Peddlers are subject to a license tax, but county supervisors may remi| .he tax on articles of an educationa nature or on account of the age anfl nfirmity of the Sellers. But "person j selling their own jvork or production! either by themselves or employes," of "who have served in the Union arnvj navy" are exempt from license tai set forth in Sec. 1347 of the lowS code. Your patented clothe pounders s vour own invention and manufac-f ure, you can therefore sell it withoutj a peddler's license. Where town and ity ordinances call for a license he tax may be remitted upon petition or proper presentation of the case tc the mayor. But it will cost less td comply with such ordinances as a rule! than to ignore them. Consultatioif and advice free. THOMAS G. OKWIG & Co., Registered Patent/ttorney| Only 40U Killed ill Battle. WASHINGTON, Nov. 10.—Surgeon Geij eral Sternberg's annual report statistics of losses in the army as * c l lows: The total number of death? our armies, including regulars volunteers, from May 1,1898, to Jw| 30, 1889, was 6,619,* of whom 496 Wiled i» tattle, 816 killed by accidei ] 80? died, of gunshot wOBflds »:; wounds received in action, 3,774' typhoi<l fever, 47<J from malafiW Iw 859 fronj pneumonia, 34? from 4$ rhoea, and low . iv -.- ^ •K#',v.yX3' >: /."> • it-*- *^^ A&3: fH

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