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Governor Receive* an Order to Oft
Regiment Beady
DES MOINES, May 0.—Governor Shaw
'has received a telegram from the war
department which reads as follows:
It ia the intention to orc'er to camp Geo.
H, Thomas, Chickamauga Park, Ga., the
first regiment of infantry which is first
completely equipped. Every effort should
be made to complete a* far as possible eacli
regiment in turn rather than all simulta
neously. Report by telesrraph when the
first regiment wiT be ready.
R. A. ALOER, Secretary of War.
This is the
order received with
regard to movement of troops. The
governor notified the secretary of war
that he would be able to have a regi
ment ready for service and transporta
tion on the 16th. As soon as the regi
ment required is chosen another will
be gotten in readiness.
Won the Schmelzer Trophy and Brok*
World** Record.
DES MOIXES, May 13.—Charles W.
Bndd, of Des Moines, is still a champ
ion. He won the famous Sclimelzer
Arms Company cup, a 8500 trophy rep
resenting the world's championship in
inanimate target events with reverse
pulls, and in winning tlie trophy inci
dentally broke the world's record by
getting a score of 96 out of a possible
100. The record was previously held
by J. W. Sexton, of Leavenworth, and
was 00 out of 100.
His Condition Is Precarious and His
Recovery Donblfnl.
DUBUQUE,May 12.—Rt. Rev. William
Stevens Perry, bishop of the Protestant
Episcopal Church of Iowa, was strick
en with paralysis yesterday while at
dinner, and is in a very precarious
condition. He came here last Satur
day to administer the right of confirm
ation and was the guest of Judson
Dejnming. It is thought he wili
not recover.
Board of Control.
DES MOIKES, May 12.—The members
of the state board of control arrived in
Des Moines after their second tour of
'inspection of Iowa institutions. Dur
ing this trip they visited the school for
'the deaf at Council Bluffs, the home
•for feeble minded children at Glen
wood, the. insane hospitals at Clarinda
iand Mount Pleasant, the penitentiary
!at Fort Madison and the soldiers'
[orphans' home at Davenport. They
have now completed the rounds of the
institutions with the exception of the
girl's industrial
at Mitchellville
and the industrial home for the blind
at Knoxville.
Nothing Like it Known Before.
DUBUQUE, May 13.—A prominent
{lumberman who hasjnst returned from
the upper country reports an unpre
feedented condition of affairs. All the
tributaries are so low that it is impos
sible to get out the logs. Unless heavy
rains Taise the streams the sawmills
'will have to shut down. Nothing like
it was ever known before.
Iowa Can't Have a Brigade.
DES MOIXES,' May 12.—General Byers
received a telegram from Senator Gear
stating that the war department abso
lutely refused to change the assign
ment of the four Iowa regiments for
active service. ___
Reviewed by the Governor.
DES MOIXES, May 7.—The troops
comprising the Iowa National Guards
were reviewed by Governor Shaw yes
terday afternoon on the prairie west
of the fair grounds.
The postoffice at Ogden was burglar
ized about 3 o'clock a few nights
since. The safe was drilled and a
charge of powder exploded, but it was
sufficient to blow the safe open,
although some of the contents of the
safe were destroyed. The general
store of Postmaster Zollinger, in
•which the postoffice is situated, suf
fered some loss and a small amount of
money taken from the money drawer.
A quantity of stamps in the office was
left untouched.
Iowa City dispatch: Sheriff John W.
Welsh of Johnson county was found
''opt guilty."
was on trial charg­
ed. with malfeasance in office, drunk
enness, permitting a prisoner to escape
ete. Thfe case was tiled before^
ete. Thfe case was tiled Jefor«
House of Maquokete, Judge Wade d*
fcMetl not to preside at the 1*1*1 of an
officer in his own court. JUdge House
took the case from the jury on technic
alities, declaring that the law did not
provide for the dismissal of an officer
where intoxication did not interfere
with the performance of his official
duties and that the recent escape of
the prisoner at Cedar Eapids, while
en route to Anamosa, nnless willfully
permitted by the sheriff, was not a
cause for expulsion. A'dozen other
charges were stricken out on the
grounds that if the sheriff had been
gtfilty as charged the malfeasance was
an his preceding term of office.
Mrs. Jeannette Ireland, residing near
Waterloo, was attacked a few days
ago by a large and ferocious
bull dog, which inflicted npon her
which may canse her death.
The dog had been long kept in the
and was regarded as perfectly
gentle, bnt he made an unprovoked
attack npon the woman, springing at
iher throat. Mrs. Ireland threw np
?her arms to ward off the attack, and
probably saved her life, though her
"0 arms were so terribly lacerated that
the flesh hangs in shreds and both will
doubtless have to be amputated.
Other severe wounds werelalso inflicted
on the woman's breast and shoulders.
Mrs. Ireland succeeded in so pluckily
fighting for her life that the dog was
at last wearied and left her, and the
woman succeeded in reaching ^neigh­
farm, when she famted from
exhaustion and loss of blood. The
physician states she is in a
condition, with the chances all against
ber recovery.
Decision of the Iowa Supreme Court in
Important life Cases.
DES MOIXES, May 13.—A decision
handed down by the supreme court of
Iowa says that an exact copy of the
application must be attached to every
life insurance policy. Failure to
attach such copy docs not void the
policy, but precludes the company
from pleading falsity pf the applica
tion in any action. The decision ren
dered was in the case of Wesley M.
Johnson vs. the Des Moines Life
Insurance Company, appellant, from
Lee district. An exact or true copy of
an application is defined in the decision
as "more than a merely substantial
copy and yet not a true likeness or
facsimile, but so exact and accurate
that upon comparison it can be said to
be a true copy without resorting to
Big Haul of Bad Men Made by Officers.
BOOSE, May 10.— The biggest haul
of burglars in this section for many
years was made by the sheriff and his
deputies. It is supposed that the gang
was engaged in bank robbing, as an
abundance of nitro-glycerine, dyn
amite, drills anil all the paraphernalia
of the bank crackers' profession was
found in their possession. thirteen
men were arrested, but part of them
were discharged for lack of evidence
connecting them with the active
operations of the gang. The officers
are positive that the men captured are
responsible for the recent robbery of
the postoffice at Ogden.
Nominated for Judge Advocate With
Rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
WASHINGTON", May 10.—Among the
large batch of army nominations sent
to the senate by President McKinley
appear the following of speeial interest
to lowans: John A. Hull, of Des
Moines, to be judge advocate, with
rank of lieutenant colonel. W illiam
B. Allison, of Dubuque, to be assistant
adjutant general with rank of captain.
John A. Hull is a son of Congressman
Hull, chairman of the house military
committee, and William B. Allison
bears the same name as his uncle, the
distinguished senator.
Governor Shaw Issues Official Order to
Second Regiment.
DES MOINES, May 12 —Adjutant Gen
eral Byers, directed by Governor Shaw,
issued an official military order to tli«
effect that the Second regiment oi
Iowa National Guardsmen, under com
mand of Col. D. V. Jackson, has been
selected as the regiment to comply
with the order from Washington ask
ing for a regiment at the earliest pos
sible convenience. The order states
that hereafter the Second regiment
will be known as the Fiftieth Iowa
volunteer infantry.
War Department Settles the Matter ef
Moving Iowa Troops.
DES MOIXES, May 11.—The question
of which of the Iowa regiments should
be the first to go to the front was set
eled by the secretary of war when that
official telegraphed Governor Shaw
that it was his wish that the regiments
be sent separately in the order of the
seniority of colonels. Under that ar
rangement the Second regiment would
be the first to move, and it will depart
on Monday, May 16, provided the gov
ernment wants it at so early a date.
Sold to Hon. H. G. McMillan and Mr.
Cyrenus Cole.
CEDAR RAPIDS, May 10.—The Repub
lican announces editorially that after
May 12 the Republican Printing Com
pany will pass into the hands of a new
company, it having been purchased by
H. G. McMillan, of Rock Rapids, Unit
ed States attorney for the northern dis
trict of Iowa, and Cyrenus Cole, for
many years associate editor of the Des
Moines Register.
Iowa Law Turned Down.
WASIUXGTOX, May 11.—The supreme
court in the case of H. Rhodes, railroad
agent at Brighton, Iowa, vs. the State
of Iowa, held that the Iowa law for
bidding the sale of liquor in the state
and making it a crime to transport
them, is unconstitutional, as interfer
ence with interstate commerce.
Rhodes, as the agent of the company,
carried certain liquor that had been
shipped from outside the state, to a
man in Brighton, from the car in
it came to the station ware-
house, about
ten fect For this he
prosecuted personally for having
violated the law which prohibits the
transportation of liqnor in the state to
persons not authorized to receive it.
fle brought an action in the federal
ct)tirt to prevent the state from punish
ing him, on the ground that he was
only an agent of the railway company,
perfecting the transportation of the
original package, which it is admitted
the railway company had the right to
carry. Lawyers say if it had been de
cided against Rhodes, no railway com
pany could have shipped liquor to
persons not holding permits, because
such action would subject the railway
companies to all the penalties of the
old prohibitory law. The decision
will not, it is thought, have any other
effect upon the state liquor law, though
its full purport is not known.
Verdict Against Street Railway.
DES MOIRES, May 13.—A verdict was
returned by the jury in Judge Holmes'
ccnirt in the damage case of Mrs. E. J.
Root vs. DeS Moines Street Railway
Company for $4,350 in favor of plaintiff.
The amount sued for was §12,000 for a
personal injury sustained by her while
attempting to alight from a car of de
fendant company on the University
avenue line, being thrown violently to
the paviement on account of the sudden
starting up of the car.
Iowa Troops Assigned.
WASHINGTON, May 10.—Subject to
change, the war department has as
signed one rqgutent of Iowa troops
to Washington, one to New Orleans,
and the other two to department com
manders for defense and reserve.
Tho Iowa State Register, referring to
(ho monument reared by the Hawkeye
Insurance company of Des Moines,
"which, is a statewide monument, be
cause its business cover3 all of Iowa
and Is confined to the state," writes as
follows: "It will be noticed that the4
monument was reared year by year,
wid that there is not a year that does
not show an increase of business since
the organization of the company in
1866, nearly one-third of a century, and
that there has been an average in
crease nearly equal to the first year's
business during each of the years the
company has been in existence. That
is a splendid record, and The Register
takes pleasure in placing it before the
people of the state as an example of
the manner by which any well manag
ed business can be made popular with
the people of the state, and as success
ful as a similar business isterest "n any
other state.
"The HawXe?«r Insurance company is
exclusively an Iowa institution and
every dollar paid to that company for
insurance against fire, lightnius, high
winds and tornadoes, remains in the
state to aid in the building up of Iowa
business and labor. It is officered and
managed by Iowa men who have pride
and interest in their own state, and de
sire to aid in making Iowa all that the
state can be made a3 the chief agricul
tural and manufacturing state of the
world. No one has ever attempted to
deny that Iowa is the chief agricultural
state of the world, the official statistics
prove that Iowa produces moie bread
and meat than any other state or coun
try of equal area on the earth: and
Iowa will become the chief manufactur
ing state of the world when the shop
workers and food producers have been
brought together on Iowa's peerless
plains, where food and fuel are cheaper
than in any other state,
"The monument of the Hawkeye In
surance company shows that the assets
of that company reached $28,617.14 dur
ing its first year, 1866, and incroasci1,
year by year until they reached $79S,
960.72 in 1S97. Compare the assets of
the two years, 1S66 and 1S97, and vov.
will be convinced of the steady growth
of this sterling Iowa company, and the
absolute safety of all the policy hold
ers of that company. It is a monument
of which all Iowa can be proid and ev
ery policy holder should be proud thai
he has aided in building up afire and
storm insurance company in Iowa that
is as strong and safe as any insurance
company of any other state or country.
The company has a capital stock of
$100,000 total assets of $798,960.72, and a
net surplus of $320,058.53, in excess of
gross liabilities, including re-insurance
reserve and capital, and the surplus as
regards policy holders is $420,058.53.
These are the official figures for the
year 1897. If there is any company or
business interest in Iowa that can
make a safer, cleaner and better show
ing of its whole record, The Roister
will be pleased to receive tha details,
for that is what we are constaii'ly
looking for in our earnest endeavors to
induce the people of Iowa to patronize
home institutions, and thus help them
selves and all the other busines and la
boring interests of the state.
"The Hawkeye Insurance Company is
one of the chief business interests Ot
Iowa, and one of the best safeguards of
the people of the state. It has good
competitors in its line of business, and
there is unlimited opportunity for the
organization of other companies to
compete for the insurance of the people
cf the state. There has been and will
be growling against the insurance
companies, just assthere is ag.iinst all
other business interests, but Iowa lias
as well managed and safe fire insurance
companies as any other state or coun
try, and the millions of dollars annual
ly sent out of the state for fire insur
ance should be retained in Iowa, and
will be when the people of the state be
come fully loyal to their own interests.
"Advertising on the editorial page?"
Not a bit of it. Never a line on The
Register's editorial page has been paid
for, but The Register has entered upon
a life mission to induce the people of
Iowa to unite to build up the .Hate by
patronizing their own instutions, arid
it is speaking of the Hawkeyo lusui*
ance company as one of the best and
safest institutions of the state, because
its editor personally knows oi the facta
stated, notwithstanding he is not now
and never has been connected with
that company, nor had any pecuniary
interest therein whatever, except a fire
insurance policy upon Tha Register
property. That is the best test, and
The Register will be pleased to extend
editorial commendation to any legiti
mate, helpful and safely managed busi
ness interest in the state.
"This is the year to giv? all *owa re
newed growth in business and labor,
and the only way to safely and certain
ly accomplish that is for all the people
of tho state to patronize Icwa institu
tions, and Iowa business and laboring
interests in preference to all others.
This editorial is intended tc directly
apply to every citizen of Iowa who
reads it, or sees or hears reference
made to it."
An ingenious fisherman named Dore
Ogden of Columbus, Ind., captures his
fish by means of electricity. His line
is a fine wire, and the moment a fish
touches the hook it is electrocuted. Ho
recently caught in this way over three
hundred pounds of fish in three hours.
The brains of a dozen persons, nearly
all of whom ranked, when alive, as in
dividuals of more than average intel
lectual power, are in one of the mu
seums of Cornell university. There ar^
about fifty people now living who have
expressed their intention to bequeatn
their brains to that institution.
A bill providing for a thirteenth ju
ror in all judicial trials, has been Intro
duced in the Maryland legislature. He
is to sit with the others to listen to the
evidence, but will take no further part
unless one of the others jurors becomes
ill or otherwise incapacitated. Then
he will occupy the place of the absent
A prominent actress in a Munich
theater has sued the manager for hei
salary. In defense he exhibited a con
tract wherein it was stipulated that "a
member of theater who marrie3 with
out permisison of the manager forfeits
all claim to salary." As she married
the manager, she contends that she had
his permission.
A woman, after dining in a New York
restaurant lighted a cigarette when her
coffee was served. The waiter said,
"Pardon me, but ladles are permitted
to smoke here only after midnight."
"What time do you asked the
woman. "At midnight," replied the
waiter gravely and the cigarette went
.In one-section of Queen's county, N.
Y., the .Smith family have been land
owners for a century. The assessor re
cently located a lot of property in this
way: "John Smith, four acres, bound
ed on the north by farm of John T.
Smith, on the east by lands of John
Smith, on the west by a lane and the
lot ot John Smith, and on the south by
farm of John O. Smith."
HONG KONG, May S.—The order of
battle assumed by the Spanish was
With all the small craft inside Cavite
harbor sitone and timber break-waters
and the larger ships cruising off Cavite
and Mariila. No patrol was established
nor was any searchlight placed at the
entrance to the bay.
Our Squadron is Uninjured and Only
Few of Our Men Are Slightly
Wounded—Dewey Con
trols the Bay.
Washington, May S.—The state department yesterday re
ceived news from Commodore Dewey at Manila. The news
came by way of Hong Kong, to which point the dispatches
were carried by the dispatch boat McCulloch. The first dis
patch was as follows:
On Saturday night the American
ships crept Inside the bay without be
ing seen until the McCulloch's funnel
emitted a spark. Then a few shot3
were exchanged with Corregridor island,
but the fleet never stopped nor showed,
down opposite the city until dawn. The
Spanish ships 'then opened fire, sup
ported by the Cavite forts. The Mc
Culloch remained at some distance" an9
4he enemy's shells passed, but did not
touch her. The cruiser Baltimore snf-
MANILA, May 1.—Tlic squadron arrived nt Manila at day-break,
this morning, immediately engaged tlie enemy, and destroyed the
following Spanish war Vessels:
fered the most of any of the American
Five or ten shots took effect on her,
btft none of her officers or craw was
seriously hurt. Only a. tew slight in
juries were suffered by the American
fleet, the worst of which resulted from
an explosion of ammunition on the
deck of the Baltimore. The ether ships
of tho fleet were practically unhurt.
One hundred and fifty Spaniards were
killed and many were wounded. The
cruiser Rf^ina Christina was the worst
damaged of the Spanish ships, and it
is believed that she was sunk.
The ether ships of the Spaniards were
quickly riddled by the Americans* fire
Two torpedo boa'ts from Cavite were
quickly forced to return to that place
for shelter.
The Cavite! arsenal exploded and for
ty Spaniards were killed.' The forts
made a normal resistance. The battery
has never capitulated and tho Spaniards
ashore are still defiant.
The Olympia led the squadron into
the bay through the channel and the
fleet had passed Corregidor island be
fore the Spaniards perceived them. A
shot was then fired from the battery
to which the Raleigh, the Boston and
the Concord speedtfy replied and the
The squadron is uninjured aiul only a few men are slightly
The only meaus of telegraphing is to the American consul at lions
Kong. I shall communicate with him. (Signed) DEWEY.
Later another dispatch was received, as follows:
CAVITE, Jtfay 4,—I have taken possession of the naval station
at Cavito on tho Philippine Islands. I have rt. titroyed the fortifica
tions at the bay entrance and patrolling garrison. I control tho bay
completely can take the city at any time. The gqinidron is in ex
cellent health and spirits. The Spanish loss is not fully known, hut
is very heavy. One hundred and Ilfty were killed, including the crew
of the Reina Christina, I am assisting in protecting tlie Spanish sick
and wounded. There aro 350 Blck and wounded in the hospitals
within our lilies. There is much excitement at Manila. I will pro
tect the foreign residents. (Signed) DEWEY.
By direction of the president, Secretary Long sent the
following cablegram to Dewey:
WASHINGTON, May ".—Dewey, Manira: Tlie president, in tho
name of tho American people, thanks you and your officers and men
for your splendid achievement and overwhelming victory. In recog
nition he has appointed you acting admiral, and will recommend a
vote of thanks to you by congress. (Signed) LONG.
ba'itery was almost immediately re
duced to silence.
The squadron then slowly proceeded
up the harbor and when daybreak had
opened, the town of Manila was seen
about fives miles distar.U. The Ameri
can sbips steamed deliberately along
in front of Manila, but without open
ing fire until the Spanish cannon from
the batteries around the town began
firing and shots began to strike the wa
ter around the squadron. Then the
Concord fired a few shots more or less
as she passed, but the other ships pro
ceeded silently towards Cavite.
When nearing Baker bay, a sudden
upheaval of the waters occurred a little
distance in front of the leading ship
and quickly following th.i3 a second
waterspout denoted that the Spaniards
had fired a couple of mines or torne-
does, but their efforts to blow up the
ships were absolutely unsuccessful. Al
most immediately the guns 'in the Ca
vite battery burst into a heavy cannon
ade. The shells fell in 'the neighbor
hood of the Olympia, but a majority of
them fell short and were badly aimed.
The squadron then drew nearer in to
ward the Spanish fleet and the battle
bejran in real earnest.
The American ships entered by the
south Dm channel, between Caballo and
Frile isle's, which were fortified. Com
modore Dewey resolved to risk the
mine 5 which were supposed to block the
channd'.. The Island forts fired, but
not together. ^Replying with a few
shells, the squadron proceeded without
stopping- or changing :its course. The
order of the vessels was as.follows:
The Olympia, Baltimore, Raleigh,
Concord, Boston, Petrel, McCulloch,
Nanahan and Zaflro, and thus they
steamed to the center of 'the bay. They
parsed before the city, seeking the
Spanish squadron and found them near
t'ne entrance of Baker bay, backed and
flanked by the Cavite forts with two
torpedo boats and four gunboats inside
'the mole, "which served as protection,
while the Reina Christian. Castilla,
Don Antonio do Ulloa. Is^a de CubP
•'±i t. :0.'. '/•iiXj*.
,«». «r 4
lsia ae Luzon and the mall boat Mln
darao were drawn up oa'a.\de. The
Spaniards flred the first shot at 6,000
yards, but It was ineffective.
The American ships formed In col
umn line and steamed nearer, reserving
thttr lire unt!ll within 4,000 yards. Tney
then passed backwards and forwards
six times across the Spaniards' front,
pouring dn a perfect hail of shot and
shell. Every shot seemed to tell. Then
the Americans retired for breakfast
and a council of war.
The Spanish ships were already in
a desperate condition. The Ra.na Maria
Chi'istina was riddled and one of her
steam pipes 'had burst. The Castillo,
was also on Are, and both were burned
to the water's edge. The Don Antonio
de Uiloa made a magnificent show of
desperate bravery. "With her colors
nailed to her mast, she sank with all
hands. Her hull was riddled and her
upper deck swept clean, but the guns
on the lower deck were still fining de
fiantly as the vessel sank beneath the
waters. A torpedo boat 'cried to creep
along the shore, round the offing and
attack the non-combatants Zafiro, Nan
shan and McCulloch., but was driven
ashore and shot Into bits. The Min
darao was run onto the beach, and the
other small craft retired behind the
mole. The tight started at 5:30, was
adjsurned at 8:30 and resumed about
noon. The finishing touches were
given to Cavlte by 'tlie Petrel and Con
corn. The Raleigh grounded twice in
shallow water during' the engagement.
Cavite lis in utter ruin and has sur
rendered, tho gunboats have been scut
tled and the arsenal was on fire and
exploded, causing greait mortality. The
commodcre of the fleet on board the
Reina Maria Christina was wounded
and her captain, lieutenant, chaplain
and the midshipman were lnilled by a
shell striking the bridge. Eighty of her
crew were killed and sixty wounded.
On the Castilla one hundred were
killed and f'ixty were- wounded. Th.-.
Spanish casualties aggregate more than
a thousand. There were no casualties
among the American crews, except that
six of the Baltimore's men were slight
ly wounded by one of tha enemy's shells
striking another sh?ll lying on deck and
exploding -it. There were only three
shot holes in her upper works, five in
the upper-works of the Olympia and a
whaleboat smashed on the Raleigh.
No other damage was done anywhere.
The disparity between the injury in
flicted on the Spanish fleet and that
sustained by the Americans is due to
tha sunerior guns of the latter and the
superior marksmanship at long range.
The Manila Esplanade Krupp 10-inch
guns were flred continuously, but the
Americans avoided repaying, and the
batteries she wed a white flag afterward.
The terms of capitulation are still un
settled. Commodore Dewey fears riot
ing by the rebels if he attempts a bom
bardment. The forts at 'the entrance
to the bay capitulated and were dis
mantled on "Wednesday. The Ameri
cans cut the cable, because the Span
'iards refused to permit them to use it
pending the surrender of the city, and
lit is. therefore, not ktvcjvn what 5s
'transpiring on shore.
Power of tlie United States Will
Forcibly Exerted in Pacific.
WASHINGTON, May 9.—The Post
prints the following:
All day yesterday, following the re
ceipt of the official advices from D.v.vey,
important conferences were in progress
at 'the white house, the war and navy
departments. As the result of these
conferences, plans have been j« rfscted
for the retention of the Philippines, the
immediate invasion of Cuba snd the
occupation of Porto Rico. Telegrams
have been sent in all directions'advis
ing military and naval commanters of
the adoption of an aggressive policy,
and in six weeks the war ought-.to be
at an end. In the meantime, Spain's
fleet on 'the Atlantic will be sant to the
bottom of the ocean.
It is to be no silken glove that1,the
United S-Xa,tts is to stretch out overi the
Pacific. It will be a hand of mjn-il.
Armed men are to be sent, with giljns
and bayonets and light artillery
the expedition is to be no eumni
The military governor of the islands
will probably be General Henry C.
Merriam, a brave fighter and a fine
executive officer. There is to be no
turning the islands over to a provis
ional or experimental government of
the insurgents, as will be the case with
Cuba. Such a step would endanger the
lives of Spaniards as well as_ Eu
ropeans, and would lose to the Cnited
States all the fruits of Dewey's victory.
The flag of the United States is to float
over the islands in fact, as well as in
There is to be a new power in the
Pacific, all the rest of the world to the
contrary notwithstanding.
Spanish tosses Were 018—Dewey Slain
tains Close lllockade.
MADRID, May 7.—The governor gen
eral of the Philippines telegraphtd:
"The entmy seized Cavite and the ar
senal, and established a close blockade.
It is said 'that on the request of the
consuls tho Americans will not bom
bard Manila now, provided it does not
open fire on their squadron, which is
out of range. A thousand sailors from
our destroyed squadron arrived yester
day. The losses to our squadron were
A conference of the authorities has
been held at which it was decided to
sendi influential emi«?ari?s to the prov
inces to raise the spirits of the people,
especially tlio=e provinces with arms,
and endeavor to induce them to aban
don the insurrection.
A New Yorker was arrested on a
street car, charged with picking a
lady's pocket. At the station house lie
was searched, but as the lady's purse
was not found upon him, he was dis
charged. Thft next morning the po
liceman who had arrested him discov
ered the purse in his own coat pockct,
where the culprit had evidently placed
it when, on his way to the police sta
A large eagle swooped down upon a
goose in Bedford, Pa., and was bearing
it away, when Mrs. Wm. Robinson, the
owner of the eagle's intended victim,
rushed to the rescue, club in hand. For
five minutes there was a fight between
the eagle and Mrs. Robinson, whose
face, hands, and dress were torn by the
bird's talons. At last the eagle suc
cumbed to a knock-out blow of the
Bad Eruptions
Soros Broke Out and Discharged
But Hood's Cured.
My eon had eruptions and sores on hia
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spite of medicines. The sores discharged
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been cured of a similar trouble by Hood's
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soon getting better. He kept on taking
it until he was entirely cured and he has
never been bothered with eruptions
since." MHS. EVA DOLBEAEE,Horton, 111.
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Even-Handed Justice.
Justice—"You are charged with com
mitting an assault on this man and
blacking his eye. What have you to
say, sir?"
Gentleman—"Your honor, my Wife
lost a pet dog, and I caught this fellow
bringing it back."
Justice—"You are discharged but as
for you, you miserable scalawag with a
black eye, the next time you steal a
lady's dog and don't keep it. I'll send
you up for six months."
Not True Love.
Daughter—"I will have to break my
engagement with Mr. Nicefeller, moth
er, I find I do not love him."
Mother—"When did you make that
Daughter—"Last evening, I eatf
him out walking with another woman,
and I did not want to murder her at
Domestic Problems.
Mr. Newwed—"My dear, I wish you'd
tell that cook that we don't like our
beefsteak burned, and don't want our
roasts raw."
Mrs. Newwed—"Tell her? How can
I? She never comes into the parlor and
she won't let me go into the kitchen."
as It a Miracle?
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Omaha, Neb.
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To count the things that wo have done,
Some one we know, I'll wager you,
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life Jwar
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Character is higher than intellect. A
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as to think.—Emerson.
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Is taken internally. Price, 75c.
Discretion is not cowardice, neither
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Paris are ornamented with trees.
The man above suspicion lives above
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pts M-OINrs
Dr. Kay's Reiwator,
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mat warjlOad judicauws claims^Uy s)iaco»
UKVr 31 quick relief and
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