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• r ;--*» • THE DE8 MdJtNES: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 20, 1899. ' , >wI ».i"«f THE NEWS IN IOWA 11" i *~ 11 in i^fr i iii WILSON IS MORTALLY ILL Secretary of Afjrlcultufe Will Resign because of Heart Trouble. WA&iirtraTOSr, Dec. i8.^A short titne fcgo Secretary of Agriculture Wilson, of Iowa, while At work at his desk in the agricultural department, became unconscious. Physicians were summoned, and he was taken home. He was unconscious for hours and his life was despaired of several days. The physicians diagnosed his trouble as heart disease in its most serious form, Inevitably fatal by causing a flow of blood into the lungs and consequent suffocation. As soon as the secretary Was sufficiently recovered to be out he called at the white house, explained to the president the nature of his malady and expressed his desire to retire from the cabinet. The president urged Mr. Wilson to take a rest and not retire. The secretary, it is said, replied that he did not desire to embarrass the administration, but he'tnust leave his resignation in the president's hands. The upshot was that the secretary agreed to remain in the cabinet until the president, could select his successor. IOWA'S RICH IKON OBK. AUamakce County Products Better Tlmn Expected. DBS MOINES, Dec. 19.—The state geologist is in receipt of a report that the Allamakee county iron ore, of which two train loads were shipped to Milwaukee for smelting, proves much richer than expected. The percentage of phosphate is so small it can be used for Bessemer steel, which was not expected. It ran from 50 to 55 per cent pure iron, and is alight, easily reduced ore. Capitalists have been buying options on mineral rights on considerable areas of the iron-bearing land. The amount of the mineral is said by the state geologist to be almost unlimited. A large part 6f Allamakeo county is underlaid with it from 00 to 100 feet thick. It is now proposed to erect furnaces next year near Waulcon and reduce the iron there instead of shipping it. Capitalists are investigating and endeavoring to buy mineral rights enough to support the plant. ESCAPED ON TECHNICALITY. Wrong Sort of Revenue Stamp on Docu- mentSnved Jack Shields. COUNCIL BLUFFS, Dec. 17.—Jack Shields, arraigned for forgery in the district court,'owes his liberty to his ignorance of the different kinds of revenue stamps. It appeared in the trial that he had put a proprietary stamp on a forged check, which he passed. Judge Green held that inasmuch as the check bore a proprietary and not a documentary stamp, it could not be the subject of forgery and having 1 no legal efficacy, could not have been passed as a forged instrument. He,accordingly dismissed the case and ordered the jury discharged. The case will be passed up to the supreme court. CONTEST YIK15B BYEKS* SEAT. Hl« Recent Opponent Files Notice of Contest With Secretary of State. DEB MOINES, Dec. 17. — Papers have been filed with the secretary of state inaugurating a contest for the legislative seat to which Webb Byers was recently elected in Shelby county by the narrow margin of twelve votes, George Battey is the contestant. The papers filed with the secretary are •sealed and directed to the house of representatives, so that. the specific claims made by the contestant are not known. It is presumed, however, that the usual claim of counting illegal votes is made., School District Loses 85O.OOO. Sioux CITY, Dec, 17. — The Iowa supreme court has rendered a decision •which costs the Sioux City school district $50,000, The district had secured judgment in the lower court against the American Surety Company for f 50,000, which was surety on School Treasurer Hubbard's bond for that amount. The money was lost by failure of the Home Savings Bank. The supreme court reversed the lower court's decision. College Must Fay Taxes. DBS MOINES, Dec. 15. — A decision has* been rendered in the district court holding that Highland Park College of Des Moices was established for pecuniary profit and therefore should pay taxes. The college contended that it should be exempt from taxation for the reason that it was an educational institution. The decision will apply to a number of colleges in the state. Ap, appeal will be, ta.ken. Woman Confesses Murder. OBOKOLA, Dec. 17, — Mrs. Julia Crosby, accused of shooting her husband, Nicholas Crosby, at her home neav Woodburn, upon being arraigned in the district court, pleaded guilty, The ternj to be given her will be twenty years, it is uaderstoqd. GOVEBNOfc SttAW GOBS KA8T. i, ftne H|nr4er Case. „ , Pec. 14.— The district fourt baa taken up the case of the State 'pf Jowa vs George Wright for murder in the first dogreo. This S>en- eational case results from, the shooting ef Mrs, Jtfellie Crippen p«e fcSunday vener test j w iy. The flrst 4ay m tb spleertQHi of ft jury "together With AdjoUnt GOfteffcl BJ*rt He Prefteat* JoWa'B Ciftlfo. DK9 MOIKES, l)ec. 16.—Governor Shaw and Adjutant General Byers hate gone to Washington, D. C.,-where they will arrange for the proper dis-< posalof the losva War claims. -The government owes the state about 840,000 on account of the Spanish war. Governor Shaw said that his plan was to induce congress to pass a law general lit its terms providing for all claims on account of the recent war which may be endorsed by the govern-. ors of the different states* This will include all the states, and it is thought that such a general measure will receive the unanimous support of the government. Congress has been passing laws'authorizing the war department to pay war claims for specific items which have been named in the acts. The'department, of cour&e, has promptly interpreted the act as closely as possible and paid nothing that it didn't have to. The general law will be the proper thing in this case. FEAR OF THE SAM JOSE SCALE. NEWS IN GENERAL PORStlt AnANDONED. March Abandons Farsalt «f State Hortlcnltnrnl Society Asks Congress for Protection From It. DES MOINES, Dec. 15.—At the state horticultural society convention the San Jose scale came up for consideration. The last legislature passed a law providing a method of protecting Iowa orchards against the ravages of this pest, but the members of the society fear that still more is necessary. They believe the danger to Iowa orchards is serious, and that the state law cannot fully meet the demands of the occasion. For example, the state cannot exercise any control over plants and seeds sent by mail, and yet in, these there is serious danger. The result was the adoption of resolutions calling on congress for protection. The scale has not done'any serious damage in Iowa thus far, at least none has been reported. But 'its ravages have been discovered in other states of the Mississippi valley and Iowa is threatened. IOWA CRIMINALS. Has Been a Slight Decrease in Them During Past Year. DKS MOINES, Dec. 16.—Criminal statistics for Iowa during the past biennial period show tha't there have been 2,444 prosecutions for offenses committed in the state. Of this number 1,191 occurred during the past year, a slight decrease from those of the year before. The state has collected 871,525.44 out of SI75,525.37 fines imposed during the period. It cost the different counties for the above prosecutions §818,027, of which 5171,100' constituted attorneys' fees. These figures were filed with the governor in the criminal report by the secretary of state. NOVAK MOST STAY. Petition for Rehearing hi His Case Overruled by Supremo Court. DES MOINES, Dec.- 10.—The famotis Novak case is practically ended, so far as the public .is interested in it, for the supreme court has overruled the petition of Novak's attorneys for a rehearing- in the case. This means that Frank A. Novak, made famous by the fire in the little village of Walford three years ago and his famous flight to the Klondike regions, will have to serve out the remainder of his life sentence for the killing of Edward Murray, unless the chief executive of Iowa may sooner or later see fit to look upon liim with clemency. Child Burned to Death. Sioux CITY, Dec. 10.—The 3-year-old child of C. S. Argo, of Chamberlain. S. D., was fatally burned in Sioux City, The child had evidently been playing with matches in a room alone, and when her little sister came in, attracted "by the screams of the baby,, found her wrapped in flames. Aid came at once, but it was too late, as the child's body was frightfully burned. Even in its mouth were great blisters. Hei father is a prominent attorney at Chamberlain. Officers of Fruit Growers. MOINES, Dec. 10.—The State Horticultural Society elected the following officers: President, C. F. Gardner, Osage; vice-president, M. J, Wragg, Waxikee; secretary, Wesley Greene, Davenport; treasurer, W. M. Boin- berger, Harlan, directors, C. J. Blodgett, Mt. Pleasant; Abner Bransom, New Sharon; N. K. Fluke, Davenport; A, L, Plummer, Ivy; R. P. Speer, Cedai Falls; P. F, Kinne, Storm Lake; Eugene Secor, Forest City. Smallpox at Coaled :1. OSKALOOSA, Dec. 15.—The little mining town of Coalfield, twelve miles south of Osltaloosa, in the corner of Monroe county, is afflicted with smallpox. Five cases are already reported, and Dr. John A. McKiyeen, of Chariton, a member of the state board of health, who was sent to the little town, reports all the cases genuine, although of a comparatively mild type. Jlon. H. S. Winslow died a few days ago at bis home in Newton after an illness of several months, Organic ueurt trouble and dropsy was the cause. Judge Winelovv was one of tbo most eminent lawyprs in Iowa and was eb.aimw of ttje late code com' ni^sipn. FOP many years he h a d been )ocal attorney Jor the 0., B, I. & P. railway, and in such, capacity was pne <rf ,tbP prtecjjpal fftctflrs. & saving company several thpusaud; 49UW« MASIIM., Dec. 17.—Major March, of the Thirty-third infantry^ has abandoned the pursuit of Aguinaldo, and has reached Bagmen, in the heart of the Grand Cordillera, where the range is ten thousand feet high, food scarce and travel almost impossible.. From native couriers and Spanish prisoners it is learned that Aguinaldo left Bon- toe with three women and three days ago, headed southward, evidently for jBayombong, where it is thought he I may encounter the Americans. March's j command Was depleted twenty per ! cent by the two days' march from Cervantes to Bagn en, so he returned to Cervantes December 10. General Con- copcion, the Filipino officer who surrendered, insists that the insurgent organization will be maintained, even in districts where the Americans are operating-. He suggests that the only method of terminating the war is to capture Aguinaldo and obtain an order from him for the troops to surrender, but, Concopcion believes, Aguinaldo will never be captured. C.KKKUAI, FILAR KILLED. Dies IVhlle Urging Ills Troops to Make a Stand. MANH.A, Dec. 15.—Major March with 300 men, arrived at Cervantes, in the heart of the Tilad mountains, on the evening of Doc. 3, about twenty hours behind Aguinaldo, who had believed he had found an iniiccessible refuge. On December 2 the American commander had a wonderful fight in a cloud enveloped mountain pass, 3,000 feet above the sea, completely routing General General Gregorio del Pilar's forces of 200 picked men in a position almost strong enough to rival Thermopylae. General Filar died at the front of his men, urging them to mnke a stand until the ball of a sharpshooter pierced his head. His followers tried to carry away his body, but were compelled to lay it down. Two of the Americans were killed and were buried by their comrades where they fell. GERMAN PEOPLE JUBILANT. piles of rftUrpajj yj jLpwa gj tj,e prtecjnal fftctflrs. fa saving that WHO the honprs of w§r. Vftptam Mo- natU ISpletea ftpa jtye »ew U»^ company several thousand dollars in PftW* reviewed $k§ insurgents, a,»d .arrive >}s Cgstfsd fl'pB* Jfpirt JJfifllfp 72 i hi H ** v " r '^*""i'**'T•»»**« w itigner§l Tjroua reviewed the naval znents tp ttjg Qperajtiog 4epar^t Wpye testjtwtefl ^gftJftSt tb0 CflB>pf6py arau) wfajlft thft JRfiXU'gfJBt^ TOT" fty"}?- 'retrea ,' .• ^^ ; ' to$i^mfflm«&i$!fe9pi . jte£tWf», r ,,</-•;• ' JW**4' L K i^ Congratulate Kncli Other Over the ISoer Success lit South Africa. BERLIN, Dec. 17.—The-German press and people are jubilant over the news from South Africa, and everywhere in the streets people stop each other and offer congratulations. Among the press comments is that of the Kreuez Zeitung 1 , which says: "Thus the fighting power of the third column is destroyed and the campaign of the Boers is disastrously ended. What, however, means more, is that England's decadence, long ago apparent to far-sighted statesmen, has thus become visible before the whole world." The National Zeitung says: "The second chapter in this war is now also ended and is much worse than the first. Its effect upon the Afrikanders in Natal and Cape Colony must be unfortunate for the English cause." ANOTHER FIGHT. At'Zotspan Drift, Ten Miles from Orange River. LONDON, Dec 10.—The war office received the following from the officer commanding at Orange River dated the 14th/ "Yesterday part of the mounted infantry under Captain Bradshaw, and the Yorkshires and the Lancshire guides patrolled in the direction of Ramah and Zotspan drift, ten miles east of Orange River, to reconnoitre and report the strength of the enemy reported to be holding the drift. The mounted infantry found a- strong detachment of the • enemy at the drift and a sharp engagement ensued. The enemy ultimately retreated to Goe- mansberg. Capt. Bradshaw and three men were killed, Lieutenant Gregson of the East Kents and seven men •wounded. The Boers had five killed und several wounded." AS TOLD FROM PRETORIA. Jioers Captured Much Ammunition and Arms ut Modder River. PRETORIA, Dec. 18.—An official dispatch from Modder river says: "The Boers captured a great quantity of loot, including SCO Lee-AIetfords, cases of cartridges and hundreds of bayonets. Great numbers of the British have retired from Tweo-Rivieren in the direction of Belmont, The loss of the British was very great. There were heaps of dead on the field. The wounded are being attended to, tem- porially, at Bissel's farm. The sappers and miners naust have suffered severely, The Boers suffered heavy''losses in horses. I cannot otherwise describe the battlefield than as a sad and terrible slaughter. .Monday was, for us, a brilliant victory. It has in_fused new spirit into our men and will enable Miura to achieve greater deeds." Will pay Interest On Bonds, WASHINGTON, Dep. 15,—Secretary Gage has decided to anticipate the J anuary interest pn United States bonds- This interest will amount to about five and one-half millions. Surrender of a Province. MANILA, Pec. 14.—General Tirona, viomtnundiug the Filipinos in the province of Cagayan, surrendered the entire province at Aparri on December 11 1<> Cftptain McCalla, of the United, States cvuiser Newark. Captain Me- Calla, apppinted him civil governor of the province, subject |o t$e apprpval of General pti,s, The surrender wa ,s with the hwprB of w§r« Captain Mo- reviewed the insurgents, TEN THOC3AND GtlNS SURRENDERED Mayor of Tnrtis Rev*nig Hiding Pl»c* ot Cuban Arms. SANTIAOO, Cuba, Dec. 15.—The mayor of Tunis, district of Holguin, voluntarily disclosed the location and surrendered three effective field gnns, 10,000 rifles and a large amount of am 4 munition to the Americans. The guns had been stored in an obscure place, and it would have been almost impossible to find them unless their whereabouts had been voluntarily revealed. The Hoiguin district is one of the wildest in the island, and has been regarded as a probable starting point for a possible uprising. A FIERCE ENGAGEMENT British Mistake Enemy's Strength and Sustain Heavy Losses. LONDON, Dec. 14.—The war office has received the following from Gen. Methueft dated December 12: "Om- artillery shelled a very strong position held by the enemy in Long High kopje from four until dusk Sunday. The Highland brigade was attacked at daybreak on Monday at the south end of the kopje. The attack was properly timed, but failed. The guards were ordered to protect the Highland B right and rear. The cavalry and mounted infantry with the howitzer artillery battery attacked the enemy on the left and the guards on the right were supported by the field artillery and howitzer artillery. They shelled our position from daybreak and at 1:15 I sent the Gordons to support the Highland brigade. Our troops held their own in front of the .enemy's entreachments until dusk, our position extending, inclxiding the kopje, a dis- trnde of six miles toward Modder river. Today I am holding my position and entrenching myself. I had to face at least twelve thousand men. Our loss IB great." General Methuen, as expected, followed \ip his artillery with a general assault on the Boer positions Monday, and his report shows that the anxiety of the public regarding the i-esult occasioned by the orninious silence of the war office was amply justified. The Highlanders, it is believed, must have stormed the Boer position more than once, while the fact that the guards were ordered to support the Highlanders looks as. though the Boers may even have outflanked their attackers. One report says General Cronje attacked the British. • The only compensation the British have been able to discover in the disheartening story is General Methuen's statement that he maintains his position close to the Boers, arousing the hope that he will retrieve the situation. It is apparent the bombardment of Saturday and Sunday clid not shake the Boers' grip on the position and it seems certain they merely withdrew their guns and riflemen under cover while Methuen indulged in his usual artillery preliminaries Monday, and that when the British guns were compelled to cease firing for fear of hitting the advancing troops, the Boers speedily reoccupied their trenches, overwhelmed the Highlanders with a terrible fire, probably accompanying this by an- attack on the British right flank and rear. General Forestier-Walker, telegraphing from Cape Tosvn, sends the following dispatch from Lord Methuen, dated Modder river, December 12: "As the Boers occupied their trenches strongly this morning, I retired in perfect order here, where I am in security. I have gathered from some of the' prisoners and. from our men with the ambulance who talked with the Boers that the enemy's losses were terrible, some corps being completely wiped out. The Boers have been most kind to my wounded." BRITISH LOSSES Very Much Greater Than at First ISeported. LONDON, Dec. 15.—The official report gives the total number of killed, wounded and missing of all arms in the engagement of Sunday and Monday north of Modder river as 817. There were 15 officers killed and 4 wounded, and in addition five are missing and one is known to have been made prisoner. The war office has received a message stating there were 050 casualties among the non-commissioned officers and men of the Highland brigade at Magersfontein. The brigade lost 10 officers killed, 38 woiinded and 4 missing. The war office has received from General Gatacre the following list of casualties furnished by a correspondent who was permitted • to visit the Boer camp with the chaplains and is believed to be reliable: Second Royal Irish, 10 killed, 33 wounded; First East Lancanshires, one wounded; Second Northumberlands, 13 killed, 27 wounded. AU the above wounded men are prisoners. REPUBLICANS AT PHILADELPHIA, Quaker City Gets the Republican National Convention. WASHINGTON, Dec. 10.—The republican national committee decided to hold the next convention of that party at Philadelphia, June 19. The first ballot resulted as follows: Philadelphia 1.3, Chicago 30, New York 7, St. Louis 9. The last ballot: Philadelphia 35, Chicago 34. ' ..,-... Result of Gataore's Defeat. LONDON, Dec, 13.—As no troops are available to reinforce the columns acting in the direction of Stormburg it becomes evident that Gen. Gatacre's misfortune or error wilj delay the invasion ol the Free State perhaps some weeks. Jt is exceedingly probable that be will be compelled tp retire on Queenstown ftnd to wait {or reinforce' ments which can hardly reach him until S>r Charles Warren'^ division .arrives at the cape, • The fir&ti detach^ mente WUJ ftftU Saturday »e»|, Eveo if Qenjeral Frejjph, la jnojj cojn«e,He4 $0 retreat, fee wJU ># pbljge41@ P#«&e & BULLER DEFEATED. British General Driveil Back and Loses Eleven Guns. LOSDOST, Dee. 16.—The war office has received & dispatch announcing tha : General Buller had met with a serioii reverse* losing ten guns captured ant one destroyed by shell fire. Genera Buller Was attempting to cross the Tugela river. Finding it impossible to effect his object, he ordered a re treat in order to avoid greater losses. He left eleven guns behind. The Ttigela river crosses jnst north of Colenso on the railroad leading to Ladysmith and only about ten miles from that town. The bridges have been destroyed. Ladysmith is invested by the Boers and Buller has been en deavoring for some time to reach the city and relieve the garrison. The severe repulse which he has mot render.! his further advance impossible and places the British garrison at Ladysmith in a precarious situation. General Buller's report shows that an attempt was made to ford Tugela river at three points. General Hart attacked with great gallantry, but was close pressed and Buller ordered him to withdraw. Buller fears his leading battalion, the Connaught rangers, suffered greatly. -The Fourteenth'and Sixty-sixth field batteries and six naval twelve-pounder quick-fires advanced close to the river in their desire to be within effective range. It proved to be full of the enemy, who suddenly opened a galling fire at close range, killing all the horses. Only two guns could be saved. The general realized tha.t to send men t.o their rescue meant death and he ordered a general retreat. He reports that he abandoned ten guns and lost by shell fire one. WORST SINCE INDIAN MUTINY. Extent of the Disaster to Bailor's Column Appalls London. LONDON, Dec. 10.—The news of General Buller's reverse was received so late that the morning newspaper comment is confined to perfunctory expressions of extreme regret and disappointment and of the necessity of calmness and redoubled efforts" to retrieve the position. This latter check is regarded as the most serious event in G eat Britain's military history since the Indian mutiny. BULLER LOST HEAVILY. Reports a Loss of 1,15.0 Men in Friday's Battle. LONDON, Dec. 17.—General Buller reports to the war office that his losses in Friday's engagement were: Killed, 82; wounded, 667; missing, 3-tS, a total of 1,097. The revised list of the British casualties at the battle of Magers- fontein shows the total to be 903, of which number seventy were officers. The Black Watch were ' the heaviest sufferers at Magersfontein, losing 42 killed, 183 wounded and 111 missing. Never within the range of the longest memory has Great Britain met with three such military reverses in a single week, and hence it is not surprising- that notes of anxiety should be heard amid the general chorus of press expressions of grim philosophy and resignation. As might have been expected, the desperate state of the British arms in South Africa, as revealed by the defeat of General Buller at Tugela river, where at one stroke he lost treble the number of guns Wellington left in the bauds of Napoleon during the six years' fighting in the peninsula, while adding to the determination of the authorities to send every available man to the front, caused something in the nature of a momentary panic among the public, which was reflected on tl^e stock exchange. It is long since the tone of the newspapers and the comment in the, clubs _and other resorts has been so chastened and pessimistic. Home ot tlw comments go-so far as to say the crisis is so far-reaching that Great Britain stands "where she stood over a century back, when the American colonists, men of British and Dutch blood, were in arms." .The St. James Gazette is appreho- hensive of foreign complications and thinks France is preparing for "some venture which will be in the nature of a defiance of Great Britain, and xirges 'the admiralty to form a new squadron of the ships in the reserve. Was a Desperate Fight, MODDEB RIVEB, .Dec. 15.—Details gathered here by the Associated Press among the wounded British and Boers give some idea of the desperate nature of the fight at Magersfontein. The Highlanders did all the most gallant troops in the world could do, but it was impossible to face the terrible fire of the Boers. The British artillery again saved the situation and divided the honors of the day with the Scots. The artillery worked for hours under a galling rifle fire. According to Boer stories it is impossible for the burghers to have escaped fearful loss. One Boer prisoner said a single lyddite* shell killed or wounded over seventy and that two other shells burst over two bodies of Boeve ensconced behind a range, doing fearful damage. All agree that the Boers fought throughout with the utmost gallantry. Their sharpshooters seldom missed the mark. Irish tp Aid Upejrs, CLEVELAND, O., Dec, 15.—The Plain Dealer says; A party of twenty-five ypnngr Irish- Americans has left this city to join the Boers i« their fight against Great Britain. At New York these young men, who are mostly veterans of the Spanish-American war, 'will join about 500 other Irishmen and the entire party mil sail frpnj New York on, Saturday for Pftrie, Jn tbe Jatte* city the WOQ will JQiR an Irish regiment being formed ^ go fo» $fce a$s}stajjce <»# CONGKESS. with &reat Britain was S?fiL c »i n J senate -proceedings today V. e i tn « formal address, delivered 1 season and was listened i< attention, both by the me large gallery of auditors was referred to the coinri relations. No business of transacted by the senate journment was taken. . „' . HOUSS. The feature of the opening dav «* «... bate on the currency bill in th/ £ f afe < the sneech of nntfivA" -" SBS hc "»w « w«*i,v, wj» i,u«. ^uixeuty DHl the speech of Dolflver, of towrT"" rflaracterlzed by all the wit J«rt » for which the Idwaa is noted Jfid'hs members, without regard to cart* r a than an hour. JDolllver dec?arU fS rt last doubt in the republican p"^- th ^ Wisdom of enacting the gold s law had been resolved -by the exno>-i»«»-i the business world during the n^t,?. 6 ^ years. He scored Bryan and trenPr n tht| tf Jculed the alleged false nronS?«iS !ly « ^ democrats In im. De Armond of MI?. tt( l ^^a^^^wSW that they, could not deceive their nents In the coining congressional by claiming that they liad yiefL Wisdom of the'*- «'•"-—' . y'cjue SENATE. Washington, Dec. 12.— tf the navy department to answer fie'Sl™* duced a resolution to-day directingS,i nt P", retary of the navy to supply the senate w» : information on the subject but Chan ft th of New Hampshire, objected to $' dlate consideration. Following thi, tion Pettlgrew and Chandler Bad a tilt over the resolution offered vcstei the former, demanding from toe sew? of war an explanation of certain against General Merrlam In his co the Coeur d'Alene troubles. PolitlrV Injected into the controversy and the sonal references made by each RP against the other lent some liveliness otherwise quiet session. Resolutions wetf adopted authorizing the committee on eS' lions to proceed wfth the investigation tf the election to the senate of Clark of tana, and Scott, of West Virginia.' _ HOUSB. There Is such great pressure for tltne to the.part of members ou both sides who (2 sire to participate In the currency delate ta the house, that three night sessions weS: ordered today. Interest ft the debate Isttol keen, judging by the attendance in the ° levies, although the members -• are listening attentively to the The features of the debate today wereThll speeches of Mr. Grosvertor of Ohio for till bill and of Mr. Cochran of Missouri and ;•' J Newlands of Nevada against It SENAT]!. ,- Wash'ncton, Dec. i:'.-To-day's session cfl the senate consumed o ,ly a "few mluutetl Some rou tine b si ness was transacted ball beyond the intro.iuc ion of b Us, nothwi of consequence was accompl.shed. ' ' HOUSE. ,, The currency deba e in the house listeil from 11 oYlocK this morning unt 1 to 30 til i Ight with a re es = of throe hours for illn.1 ner. The pressure for time to -pea c outln-l ues as most of the member* elretomalttr contributions to the literature of tli»l o :• as on. Mn'Uof t. however,-ecms to btl for ho ' e con.umptin Tftere has bceal v TV little cross-Song t'.iu . far and no ei-l citing or dramatic in Jdents. SENATE.' Washington, Dec. !•».—On a motion of Se*l ator Chandler, l-ettigrew's resolution, ask-l ing wtietner the nag of the Philippine republic had ever been saluted bj thtl American forces, was laid on the table, 41 to I 'M. The senate agreed to the house resolu-l tfon for Chnstmas on adjournment Decem-l to to January 3. • HOUSE. The debate on the currency bill In house today was tame and protalc Tljtl attendance both In the gal,erics an.I on thil floor was light and none of the spee bal made attracted e pecu.l atten ion. t.1 lerl (dem.) of t enn>yl an'a. w o hat puUlcIrl anno n ed b s change of v ews rn tbil mcney ruestlon and who It was th lURhtl mipht vote for the bill, stated that he weulil voteaga.nst it * SENATE. Washington, Dec. 15.—Senator Aldrich, R v o e Island presented :m on.cr fl. i ing t commit ees and i. was adopted wi rout flit. sent. A few vacancies in Lhe minority rep-I resen h atlon are <e: tobelllled. No otler| business of importance was transacted, HOUSE. The closing, day of the general debate oil the flnanciai bill proved to be one of excep-l tionil Interest. At the ou set a sharp per-l sontil colloquy occurred between Represen-l tatlves Wheeler and-lierry. of Kentnckj,! over the recent Kentucky election and tl charges growing out of it < onstderabi™ feedng was shown. Bahey. ofTe.\-asirecelvJ ea close attention in ;in hour's .^peecd. vlel orousiy presentliiH the democratic vlewanl en osl/.lncr the time-honored and undying democratic organl/.ation. in marked COB trastwith Bailey's iitle'-ance, Scudder, o' S'evv York, v>-ho fo lowed him. tinnounec» that ns a democrat be believed In tue golffl standard and would vo*e for the bill, JIOtTSK. Washington, Dec. 1.1. -The currency bill was reaj tor amendment under the ve- 1 . minute rule n committee of the whole. Thel bill was then reported to the house without! amendment • COLONIAL TROOPS DESEKT. deported to ITavo Joined the Boers ln| Grout Numbers. NEW YOHK, Dec. 17.—A special telfrl jrain from London says: The folloiif'J ng dispatch received here, dated Pre-I toria, December 13, added to the di8-| may caused by I)tiller's defeat: "Ninehundred British colonial troojjl lave joined the Boers at Barklej', 3,00}I at Barkley East and 1,500 at Burghers-1 drop," The Herald's special London bulletin | ays: "It is thought that many more Cdj>?| Colony Dutch than at first supposed I >ave already joined the TransvualeiS'l Some estimates claim that General'! Jouhert has at least 100,000 men, A'l nore conservative estimate plaoes-Wll force at 80,000." "-'^1 Trade Marks mill Invention*. DES MOINES, Pec. l-l.-^Coinmon and pictures may he adopted as !?( and patentable trade marks. Jfe coined words and original pioto: representations may also be use vantageously for amusing and at ive trad.-! inarHfs and protected by A, recent example is the word sy •Otaka" for biscuits.. On the 5th I 30 patents for trade marks were iasy 'atents for important Inventiops )een furnished as follows: To loss, of Grinnell, for an jrapvo 0 potato harvesters whereby po(<a1 are more thoroughly cleaned (in4 dirt deposited before the potatoes, Iropped so that they will not be ' .ially covered with loose grounj ias occurred heretofoie in the 1 ich labor-saving- machines. To *Vad, of PCS Moiues, for a Tvafl ng machine. Valuable printed ra ter and advice for inventors, fveet THOMAS tt. QBWI&'& Registered solicitors o Berlin BERLIN, Dec. 13— -General reverse at Storaberg was greeted on the streets of JlerlftU ,he newspapers for the most •eticent on the subject. The M ageblatt, which prints a }opg \ vom a German in London, he public here against ^ew 1 ! anglophpbia, gives the news of w$ >ulse without comaent. ure4 Deo. British Qen,eraJl Gatacye'g S j.tf'&'.J&'t'i

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