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p^ fcr SIXTEEN PAGES GIVES INONFINALPOINT Britain Agrees to Unanimity In Samoan Commission. GERMANY NAMES GOMMISSIONEB. Commission to the Islands Announced to Ball 011 April 25—Naval Transport Bad Iter Is to Garry the Three Representa tives—Secretary H«y Receives Statement From Haron Speck Ton Sternberg. WASHINGTON, April 14.—The Samoan commission will sail for Apia on the United States naval transport Badger, leaving San Francisco on the 25th inst. .. This arrangement was made yesterday Rafter Baron Speck von Sternberg, first eecretary of the German embassy, had .called on Secretary Hay and advised •••:. him of his appointment as the German member of the high commission. This completed the body. As the plan to have the members get away on the Mariposa, sailing on the 19th, was no longer feasible, the transport Badger, now at Callao, Peru, oil her way to San Fraucisco, was placed at the disposal of the commission. The formal announcement of Baron Sternberg's appointment was received •from the German foreign office and gave general satisfaction among officials and diplomats, as throughout the recent troubles he exerted his influence in such (manner as to win the heartiest approval of the state department, as well as the British ambassador. His choice, there- ::fore, :SKfSv. •i-|| was accepted as an evidence that the commissioners would be able to co operate and to reach the unanimous de cision called for by the agreement. The early sailing of the commission is re garded as evidence that the recent col lision at Apia will be diplomatically set tied. Three Powers Finally Agree. EERLIN, April 14.—The United States embassy gave the correspondent here of the Associated Press the following state ment: "We have received from the for eign office an account of the latest con flict in Samoa. The German govern ment expressed sympathy and took oc casion to urge the adoption of the unan imity rule iu the findings of the Samoan commission in order that the German commissioner, Baron Speck von Stern berg, might sail for Samoa at the earli est moment possible. The German gov ernment urged only that the early ar rival of the corhmission will prevent further serious bloodshed. This morn ing Baron von Buelow informs the American ambassador that Great Brit ain has at last agreed to the unanimity rule, the United States also agreeing, and that the commission can probably proceed to the islands without delay." Strip Gunboat?of Arms. MANILA, April 14.—Francisco Reyes, the man who recently purchased the Spanish gunboats at Zamboanga, island of Mindanao, has received advices to the effect that the fleet sailed for Manila and returned a few days later with the vessels stripped of their guns and am munition. The purchaser's agents and native crews for the vessels on board the American steamer Butuan were con veyed to Zamboanga by the United States cruiser Boston, and were in structed to await for the arrival, there of the United States gunboat Petrel. Instead of doing so, after the Boston sailed from Zamboanga, the Spaniards transferred the gunboats to the agents of Senor Reyes and the fleet left Zam boanga unescorted. They soon re turned and reported hstving been boarded by rebels, who removed the guuboats' armament. If the instructions of the American naval eonimander had been obeyed their capture would have been impossible. Zamboanga is fortified and Still garrisoned by Spaniards, and the affair is regarded as suspicious. Dnkntaus Under a Croiis Fire. MANILA, April 14.—General Lawton's expedition yesterday advanced to a point eight miles north from Lurnbau, and occupied Paite, the military center of the Laguna de Bay district. They forded two rivers and marched through tangles of underbrush, driving a small number of the enemy before them. Frames' battery of North Dakotans marched 12 miles from Pagsajau to Paite. In taking Paite in the afternoon the North Dakotans were in the center and the sharpshooters flanked, when the column suddenly encountered a crossiire of the rebels. Sharpshooters were moved out quickly and a squat «t* five of the North Dakota men was sur prised by a volley at fifteen yards from a concealed trench. Two were killed and two wounded, one mortally. The Dakotau sharpshooters rushed down ,, the steep incline and took the trenches bydnsk. The total losses of our force were five killed and two wounded. 'v-V-•'! Celebration at lre«den« Dresden, April 14.—A series of fes tivites began yesterday iu celebration of the 60th anniversary of the "Baptism of Fire" of King Albert of Satfaiiy at thfe) storming of the Duepple works in 1849. Nine hundred veterans Of 1849 are at tending the celebration. ONAWA. la.. April 14.—The officers and the board of control of the Maple Valley Firemen's association will meet here on Monday, April 17, to arrange a program for the annual tournament to be held at Battle Greek the first week in June. ¥'«ori%$Sg»' WEEK—PART TWO. AGUINALDO WILL NOT QUIT. ^Evidence Accumulates tlint He Intends to Keep Up a (iuorrllla Warfare. WASHINGTON, April 14.—Officials are becoming convinced that Aguinaldo proposes to maintain a guerrilla war fare which will keep the island of Lu zon in constant turmoil and necessi tate the maintenance of a strong Ameri can army there. The approach of the rainy season, now only a few weeks dis tant, will greatly embarrass American operations and will, of course, benefit the insurgent forces. A great deal is still expected from the work of the Schnrman commission, but the effects of its recent proclamation have not been as great as the authorities hoped for. It was stated at the war department that General Otis has not called for additional troops and insists that his present force, reinforced by the ,61s regiments under orders to proceed to Manila, will be ample. No action has yet been taken by the war department looking to the mustering out of the vol unteers and nothing will be done until the arrival of the regulars. Goneral Otis will then be authorized to re-enlist such of the volunteers for six months as may desire to serve for that length of time. Brooke Has the Rolls. HAVANA, April 14.—The original rolls of the Cuban army were delivered to Governor General Brooke last evening. Seuor Domingo Mendez Capote, vice president of the recently disbanded mil itary assembly, voluuteered to attempt to obtain them from the special execu tive committee that survived the assem bly. The rolls were delivered to him on his request. The feeling between the police.and the Americans, growing out of the killing of Patrick Tighte, company M, Second artillery, by Po liceman Elvado, is very much strained, and conflicts between groups of soldiers and policemen that district were nar rowly averted several times yesterday. Indeed, the entiro police force is ani mated by a hostility which is apt to find vent at the expense of splitary soldiers who happen to be in liquor. 'S1 Frank Kodak Acquitted. Sioux CITY, April 14.—Frank Kosak has been found hot guilty of the crime of accepting a bribe while acting as juror. For the last week this 'case has been oh trial in Sioux City aud a great deal of interest has been taken in the result. Kosak had signed a confession of having taken the bribe, bnt when he was confronted with it he denied it was the truth and said it had been fright ened out of him. The court held differ ently, but still the jury discharged his case. Fatal Runaway Accident. SAN DIEGO, Cal., April 14.—Iu a run away accident today caused by the driver of a vehicle containing six men dropping one of the reins, all were thrown violently to the street and John G. Shannon of Pittsburg, formerly United States district attorney of Da kota, received injuries which it is feared wilj result fatally. Negro Officers Promoted* V'V.^Cr'. WASIIINUTON, April 14.—The presi dent has directed the appointment of William H. Robiuson as first lieuten ant and Joseph F. Jones as second lieu tenant of the Ninth United States vol unteer infantry (colored immunes), now in Cuba. These officers are ne groes and are promoted in recognition of their merit and efficiency. Smallpox Epidemic Iu holies County, la. DES MOINES, April 14.—Jon€s county has a smallpox epidemic. J. Zimmer man, aged 20, died April 2 and a public fuiferal was held. The disease was afterward pronounced smallpox. Today five moro cases, all serious, were re ported to the state board of health aud officers left lor the scene. The disease is of a highly malignaut type. TELEGRAMS TERSELY TOLD. The North Atlantic squadron sailed Thursday from Port of Spain, Trinidad, for Barbadoes. Captain Nathaniel W. Parker, the oldest river man aud pilot in the west, is dead at St. Louis, aged 91 years. General Joseph Wheeler was at the White house Thursday. He said that he desires active duty in the Philippines and if not assigned to active duty, will resiirn. Rebel* Make an ISarly Attack. MANILA, April 14.—At about 4 o'clock this morning a small body of rebels at tacked the camp of the Third artillery from the swamp near Paomboan, a mile gnd a half west of Malolos. Two pri vates were killed and a lieutenant and two others were wounded. With the coming of daylight the American forces scoured the district, driving the rebels northward and killing several of thein. A private soldier of the Montana regi ment was wounded. Fire Sweeps the Plains. OMAHA, April 14.—Extensive prairie fires are reported from two widely sep ajwtftd Ipcati^s jp. t^flta.t.q,, the most I£ ...-.S'flB citizens of Bassett were first called upon to defend their town from the flames and later Newport and Atkinson were threatened. The fire reaches far into the comparatively unsettled country south of Atkinson and may even have penetrated into Garfield county. In Keith county, traversed by the Union Pacific, much valuable property is im periled and the flames have reached the natural barrier of the Platte river. DEfflOCRflCY SNATflLDAY Eighteen Hundred People At" tend New York Banquet. DINING HALL A GOEGEOUS SCENE Ten Dollar .Dinner Draws a Big Crowd. Judge Tan Wjnk and Perry Belmont Are the Principal Speakers of the Even ing—Jefferson Club of Milwaukee Has Bryan as Its Guest of Honor. NEW YOKK.April14.—The dinner of the Democratic club in honor of the an niversary of the birth of Thomas Jeffer son was held last night at the Metropol itan opera house. Looking from the tiers to the floor of the vast dining hall the 32 tables seemed like great beds of roses. So abundant were the flowers that some of the guests were hardly able to see each other over the,, flower banks. Swans aud vases of alabaster held the flowers. There were cornu copias of horns of plenty filled with flowers and fruit, and the scene was set off with ribbons of cardinal' silk. The stage was set with a gorgeous palace scene of the court of Louis XIV. Great electric chandeliers lighted up the pic ture. There were fully 300 more guests than the 1,500 planned for, but all found seats. This is said to be the largest number ever accommodated at a ban quet in the history of the city. The band struck up "Hail to the Chief" at 7:30 o'clock, and Richard Croker, arm in arm with John Stanchfield, marched down the aisle. The service of the menu was excel lent but some confusion was caused by some of the diuers stripping the tables of flowers and ribbons and throwing them to the women in the boxes. The confusion was very great. As the time drew near for making of speeches, the orators were almost discouraged at the prospect of making themselves heard. Perry Belmont began to speak: at 10 o'clock. The uproar was so great that he could not be heard a hundred feet away. Mr. Belmont introduced Augustus Van Wyck, by referring to' the latter's canvas for governor. At the conclusion of. Justice Van Wvcb's speech many persons left the hall. Pay Homage to Jefferson. MILWAUKEE, April 14.—The Jefferson club of Milwaukee observed the natal day of the founder of Deihocracy. in a most fitting maimer by a banquet at the Plankington house last night, which was attended by over 400 guests. Col onel William J. Bryan of Nebraska was the guest of honor and delivered the principal address. Delegations of Dem ocrats were in attendance from many towns throughout the state, and nearly all the Democrats from the state legis lature were present. Colonel Bryan was escorted on an early train from Chicago by a large delegation from that city, and Mayor Harrison came later, also with a large number of escorts. The banquet ball was beautifully deco rated witli the national colors. Colonel Bryan spoke on "Democracy." Ex Senator John L. Mitchell, whose theme was "Thomas Jefferson," devoted his entire address to an eulogy of the founder of Democracy. Carter H. Har rison of Chicago responded to "Corrup tion in Politics." Single Tux Batiiuet. NEW YOKK, April 14.—The Manhattan Single Tax union held its seventh an uual dinner last night at the Marl borough hotel. Tho attendance was large. Men and women were present in about equal proportions to do honor to Thomas Jefferson ostensibly, but it appeared subsequently that a greater idol was "Our Contemporary Jefferson, George," as Dr. McGlynn, the dead philosopher's friend, put it. Henry George mado the first speech and was followed by Dr. Edward McGlynn. When the exercises were practically concluded, Frank Stephens of Phila delghia was called upon, and, in reply, Mr. Stephens made a bitter attack upon the administration for its course in the Philippines. Iu this all preseut showed that they were with the speaker and all applauded vigorously when he said, referring to our soldiers in the Philip pines: "I pray that the God of battles will send upon them swift aud over whelming defeat." Iowa Groeern Kleet Officer*. DES MOINES, April 14.—The Iowa Retail Grocers' association adjourned today, alter electing the following of ficers: President, Eugene Buttes, Bur lington vice president, N. S. Johnson, Bloomfleld secretary, Ira Thomas, Des Moines treasurer, W. H. Ray, Des Moines. Resolutions demand legisla tion against grocery peddlers and cata logue houses and pledge members not to buy from wholesalers who sell direct to. hotels, etc. .111,"'?:-' ,f| Mritkeinen Knil Tliolr Session. PpTjtorr, April 14.—The Association Df Railroad Brakemen held the last ses sion of their convention yesterday aud eleoted the following officers: Presi dent, W. F. Brodna, Richmond first vice president, R. H. Blacknell, Oue onta, N. Y. second vice president, T. A. Hedeldahl, Omaha secretary, F. M. Nellis, New York treasurer, Otto Best, Nashville. Jacksonville, Fla., was de tided upon for the next convention. .u-^-vp*W ^ta--.rv,-.' ^jp, DENISON, IOWA, FRIDAY, APRIL il, 1899. WRONGS OF MRS. GEORGE. Sought Legal Advice as to Best Method of Killing Saxtou. CANTON, April 14.—TLe feature of yesterday's proceedings in the trial of Mrs. George was the testimony of At torney W. O. Werntz, who had repre sented her in a number of actions prior to the tragedy of last October, when George D. Saxton was killed, and who until a little less than a year ago, was the law partner of James S. Sterling, one of the attorneys now defending her. He sought'to evade testifying on the grounds that what he knew had been told him by Mrs. George and was a privileged communication between counsel and client. A long argument ensued, ending' in a declaration from the bench that counsel could not be re tained in connection with a contem plated crime and without a professional engagement there could be no profes sional confidences. Under this ruling the witness told in answer to the state of a series of threats and plans for their execution on the part of Mrs. George ou the life of George D. Saxton, and the defense brought the remainder of the conversation out, which proved to be 'Mrs. George's recital of her rela tion with Saxton and the wrongs she claims to have suffered at his hands. Chemist* Testify In Ilnef Court. WASHINGTON, April 14.—Dr. H. Bigelow, official chemist of the agricul ture department, told the Wade court of inquiry yesterday that the canned corned beef was a wholesome and nu tritive product, even more nutritious than fresh beef, because of the prepon derance of protoids. He also gave the details of his general investigation in the canned beef supply, showing the meat to be a generally satisfactory ra tion. Professor Mallet, professor of chemistry at the University of Virginia, presented a contrary view. He ex pressed the opinion that a chemical analysis was not a sufficient test of the character of a food product, saying that various conditions necessarily must be considered. He did not regard the canned roast beef a desirable ration. Rudolph K. Spicer, an undertaker of Harrisburg, Pa., said he had discovered crystalline salts in the refrigerator beef "in Porto Rico.which reminded him of li&wders used in .eisbalftri»g.' -1-4.f. Sioux FALLS, S, D., April 14.—In tho federal court yesterday the jury brought in a verdict of guilty against Good Shot, the Pine Ridge Indian charged with tho murder of his wife near the agency last January, but recommended against cap ital punishment. Jealousy was the cause of the crime, which was a brutal one. the victim's head being beaten in with a club. Indians in attendance upon the trial express regret that the defendant is not to hang. Pomeroy lu Hard Luck Again. FORT DODGE, la., April 14.—The town of Pomeroy was almost destroys 1 last night by fire. The loss is esti mated at between $75,000 and $100,000, partially covered by insurance. The fire started in Carney's livery barn. The fire continued burning all night, destroying the Cullen photograph gal lery, Barnhart shoe store, Anton meat market and Wilson drug store. International Y. \V. C. A. Officers* MILWAUKEE. April 14.—The new offi cers of the International Y. W. C. A. elected last night are as follows: Presi dent, Mrs. G. M. Howe, Chicago first vice president, Mrs. R. F. Morse, New York second vice president, Mrs. F. O. Winkler, Milwaukee secretaries, Miss Eva Severs, Des Moines, and Miss Flora Schank, Indiana press secretary, Miss Martha Teal, Wisconsin. 'j? Wheeling People Still Walk. WHIRLING, W. Va., April 14.—Mar shal Thompson, with the assistance of 12 deputy marshals, was unable to re lieve the street car strike situation yes terday. The public continues to stay off the cars. Big Mortgage I« Filed. FORT DODGE, la., April 10.—Recorder Ottosen of Webster county has received the advance copy of one of the largest mortgages ever filed in this part of Iowa. The mortgage is for §25,000,000 and is given by the Minneapolis and St. Lonis road to the Central Trust com pany of New York. River*' lliiitkM Are Full. ONAWA, Ia.t April 11.—Much appre hension is felt by the farmers living on the Sioux bottoms on account of the high water. Both the Maple and the West Fork-are bank full and, as the Sioux has risen 12 feet in the last three days, it is feared that a repetition of the flood of 1S!)5 may result. v-v Dual Sleet at Den Moines. DES MOINES, April 8.—Arrangements have practically been completed for a dual track meet between the University of Nebraska and the University of Iowa in this city next summer. A meeting was hold last night to make arrange ments and it is believed there is up question that tho meet will be held here. ltock Island Invatlex Burlington r* fStW Good Shot Found Guilty. Territory DES MOINES, April 11.—The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific road will extend its Winterset branch at once from Win terset to Creston, 40 miles southwest, via Macksburg. This is an invasion of territory claimed by the Chicago, Bur lington and Quiucy, the latter road cen tering its southern Iowa lines at Cres ton. 'wofaiimt uiiiiiirt. •liifi'i ISSUED, IN TWO PARTS—TUESDAY AND FRIDAY, MARKSMEN'S FINE WORK Seven Have Clean Scores at End of Second Day's Shoot. TWENT Y-F0UETH BOUND FINISHED Close Contest. For the Graud American Handicap-—Western Men Figure In the High Scores—Marshall of Illinois the Only P«*t Winner of the Cup Who Is Still In the Fight. NEW YORK, April 14.—Out of a field of 263 contestants at the Grand Amer ican handicap at live pigeon shooting, who began plugging lead into the birds Wednesday, seven men finished the 24th round last evening with straight kills. Today these seven will finish the score for first honors and a close con test is looked for. The men left in are: T. R. Marshall, mayor of Keithsburg, Ills., who won the handicap two years ago Ed Hickman, Kansas City S. Hoff man, Jr., Atlantic, la. J. A. Jackson, Austin, Tex. Dr. J. G. Logan, New York C. M. Grimm, Clear Lake, la., and George Roll, Chicago. Under the rules governing the handicap the money, which amounts to $6,825, will be divided into 63 parts, the main portion going to the highest guns and the rest to the next 60. When the shoot was resumed yester day 66 men stood with straight scores. When the 18th round had been shot 15 men stood straight, with 18 kills each. Marshall was a prime favorite as was also Jim Elliott, the only scratch man who had killed straight up to this point. On the next round of the traps Marshall killed his three birds but El liott had hard luck on his 19th. A strong westerly wind which was blow ing carried the bird just over the dead line and the pigeon fell dead scarcely two feet from the fence. Up to this time Elliott's friends were more than hopeful of his winning out and nearly every one who saw the bird's flight sympathized with the Kansas City man for the hard luck which seemed to fol low him. He killed his next two birds in faultless style and in the following round of the traps he grassed three inoire, looking it total of 23 kills out of a possible 24. Thirty-one others killed 23 out of 24, and several others, among whom was Mrs. Shattuck of Minneap olis, had 22 kills to their credit. The other two women contestants did not fare as well. Mrs. P. H. Murray of Stillwater only killed 20, while Mrs. M. F. Lindsay of Cincinnati, who shoots under the name of "Wanda," grassed only 15 out of 24. The last named drew very difficult birds and experienced pretty hard luck all through the shopt. Of the seven leaders six belong to the western contingent, who came east on a special train in charge of E. S. Rice of Chicago. Dr. J. G. Knowlton of this city is the only eastern representative who figures in the first flight and the local experts depend upon him to keep the silver tropy, emblematio of the cham pionship, in this vicinity for another year. As soon as the handicap is decided today a consolidation handicap at 15 birds will be slated and a match race at 200 birds for $250 aside will be shot on Ed Fulford's new traps by Captain J. L. Brewer of this city and Frank S. Parmalee of Omaha. Burial of Justice Field. WASHINGTON, April 14.—Impressive funeral services were held over the body of the late Justice Stephen J. Field at the Church of the Epiphany at 10:30 o'clock this morning. The church was crowded with a distinguished com pany gathered to pay their last tribute of respect aud honor to tho memory of the great jurist. Among those present were President McKiuley. Secretaries Vilson, Lout aud Attorney General and otner distinguished people ingn la ollieiitl aud .-oi:ial life. In L.ike City Lynching Case. GUAKI.I STOX, S. C., April 14.—A number of witnesses testified £pr the government iu the Lake City lynching cas". M. B. Spring returned to the staud lor eross examination. He had sworn that Stokes told him of the plan to kill Baker ami asked him to join the mol. It was shown he bad been a member of the coroner's jury which brought'in a verdict that Baker came to his deatli at tho hands of unknown parties. He said he was afraid to tell that jury what ho knew about tho case. fiarn Will Tvrentyflve Horwe* Burn*. MUSCATINE, la., April 7.—The livery barn of Ottie jSuyder was burned here last night. Qt the 50 horses iu the barn only 23 were saved. Loss, $^5, ,pp0 insurance, J&000. Tommy Itritton In lluce Oakland. DUBUIJUK. Ia., April?.—GecrgeWest has accepted Andrew McDowell's chal lenge to race Oakland against any stallion except Directum "Kollv1, for $5,000: and jiix^eli'ited'Toihmy 'firiWb^. The race ^ill be rhn .at 'tro Dubuque fall meeting. To Buy School Property. Sioux City, April 7,—The Des Moines and Northwestern conference of the United Evangelical church has opened negotiations relative to the purchase of the LeMars normal school property, with a view to establishing a divinity college there. VOLUME XXXIV Iowa Brlek Men Form a Pool. DES MOINES, April 11.—The lowa. manufacturers of clay products, espe cially brick, sewer pipe and pottery, are arranging a combination, which, if suc cessful, will practically be a trust. It will control prices of these products in the state, because freights are so heavy as to practically exclude outside compe tition. The Des Moines brick men are at the head of the movement, most of the paving brick used in the state being^ made here. Death of S. S. Benedict. Sioux CITY, April 10.—S. S.' Bene diet died at a hotel in this city last night of general debility, aged 85 years. During the war he had charge of con sular correspondence for Secretary Sew ard and was with him when he died. Mr. Benedict was formerly harbor mas* ter of the port of New York, served on the staffs of three governors of New York, was a member of the original board and a vice president of the New York Life Insurance company. 1 Iowa Fruit Crop Prospect*. DES MOIXES, April 6.—Secretary Greene of the State Horticultural so ciety received reports from nearly every county in the state on the apparent con dition of fruit trees of the state. These reports indicate that the blight to the fruit crop from the severe weather of the last season is not so great as was at first reported and that if the spring and summer seasons prove to bo average ones there is likely to be enough small fruit to supply the home market at least. Iowa Sheep Breeders Meet* AMES, la., April 5.—The Iowa State Sheep Breeders' association commenced a three days' session at the Iowa State Agricultural college in this city today Papers will be read on all' subjects per taining to sheep growing and breeding,' and there will be several addresses by prominent stock men. Officers for tbe coming year will also be elected. In connection with the annual meeting of the association, arrangements have-^'ff been made for a grand sheep shearing^, and slaughtering contest. Several hun^l,^ dred dollars in prizes will be awarded. IOWA CONVICTS TO MAKE TWINE. Board of Control Will Pat In Plant It*? DES MOIKES, April 6.—The Iowa board of control of state institutions has dej termined to establish a factory for mak- -T, ing binding .twine in one of the peni-'^f tentiaries. About 1,100 convicts are in the Anamosa and Fort Madison institu tions. At Anamosa it has been almost impossible to find employment for them, hence the board decided to try the twine factory. Investigations are in progress as to the expense of equipping a plant. It was first designed to put in general machine shops. The twine factory can be established cheaper, and the board claims will produce a large part of the twine used in Iowa and reduce the price from 25 to 33 per cent, comparing with the average trust prices of the last two years. Forty-Ninth Iowa Start* For Home. HAVANA, April 6.—Six companies of the Forty-ninth Iowa volunteers left yesterday for Savannah by the steamer San Antonio. They will be quaran tined at Pulaski. The Third Kentucky regiment, now at Matauzas, will leave soon. Train Kills an Unknown Man. COLUMBUS JUNCTION, la., April 10.— Burlington, Cedar Rapids and North-! ern passenger train No. 5, north-bound,:' killed an unknown man near Morning Sun, la., last night. The stranger was well dressed and about 30 old. He had a large quantity of postage stamps in his possession. Fnlthfnl Unto Death. At Marengo, while Napoleon reoon noitered the enemy's movements and gave his orders in writing, a cannon ball struck the officer to whom he was dictating and threw him to the ground. Napoleon ordered another secretary— he came. At the moment when Napo leon resumed bis dispatch the wound ed man raised himself. "General," said he in a dying voice, "General"—and he repeated the last ^fcords that he had written. REPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION Chairman Hancock has issued the call for the next republican state con which will be held at Des Moines Aug usj 2d. Crawford county is entitled to ten delegates. The officers to be nomi nated are governor, lieutenat governor, judge of supreme court, superintendent of public instruction and railroad com missioner. The only contest probable is over the supreme judgeship, for wh'ch there are numerous candidates. Mr. John GofE has purchased two acres of land just north of town of Mr. Wm. Tucker. Mr. Goff expects to b^iild and make Denison his future M# jQnj .reason for his coming is the superior school privileges which Ueuisjm affords. Read the new advertisements in this issue. Careful merchants have learned that advertising in the REVIEW brings the best returns. It is read by more Crawford county people than any other newspaper. 11 W. T. (Tuckstep of Milford township was a Djuiaon visitor yesterday.