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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16,1899.
OFIHOIAL PAPIR OP OITV AND OOUNTV
Small Business For a large Nation.
Whatever may have been the admin
istration's object in ordering the muBter
ing out of the volunteer regiments, now
returning from Manila, at San Fran
cisco instead of in their home states,
it smacks strongly of a littleness, or
meaness, many degrees beneath what
might reasonably be expected of a
great nation.
Some say the order was designed as
a sort of punishment for the volunteers
on account of their refusal to re-enlist,
while others contend that the muster
ing out of the men at San Francisco
was to "prevent their coming East, and
telling the truth to the people about
conditions in the Philippines."
Whatever may have been the un
worthy motives of the administration
in issuing the order, it cannot dim the
glory, or prevent the return of the
volunteer regiments to their homes.
The people of the several states will do
what the Federal Government should
have done, they will bring their regi
ments home by special trains from San
Francisco, and, in addition, see that'they
are given a royal welcome all along the
route.
The democrats made a happy selec
tion in nominating A. S. Coon for rep
resentative last Saturday. Mr. Coon is
one of the solid and progressive farmers
of Delaware county and well qualified
for the position.of one of Iowa's legisla
tors. If he were only on the republican
ticket he would go through "whoop
ing."—Delaware County News.
Mr. Coon is all that the News claimB
for"him. Why not have him "go
through whooping" even if he is not a
republican? He is unalterably op
posed to trusts, combines and monopo
lies of all kinds, is not a politician and
would make an able and trustworthy
representative, one who would work
for the interests of the masses, and not
the classes or any political clique.
When it has come to such a pass in.
any county that a political party therein
is so strong that its nominees are sure
of an election, then rings are formed
within that party, and each endeavors
"by hook or crook" to manipulate the
caucuses and control the nominating
convention. For many years, such has
been, and at the present time is the con
dition of the political affairs in this
county. The Press, of this city, in jts
issue of July 13th, frankly admits, that
"in Jjhis county there is hardly a pre
cinct in which there has not been more
or lees trickery or skullduggery in gain
ing control of caucuses in years past."
nominee of a republican convention
aBks no odds of the voters after his
nomination, even though he may not
possess the qualifications necessary to
properly or even fairly well, perform
the duties of the office. The test has
come to be, not the qualifications of the
nominee, but the ability of himself and
co-workers, by "trickery and skulldug'
gery and cut throat politics," to manip
ulate and control the caucuses and con
ventions.
In its issue of August 3, the Dela
raa* News, referring 1.0 th
action of the recent repufjiican conven
tion unseating one of the delegations
from the first ward, said: "When re
publican methods come to a pointy that
a majority sentiment may be overruled
with temerity, then we have reached a
climax of cut-throat politics as unde
sirable as it is reprehensible."
The republican party long ago. reach
ed that climax in this county.
The News attributes the "reaching a
climax of cut-throat politics" by the re
publican party to the action of the fac
tion opposed by it. On the other hand
the methods of the News faction are
stigmatized and designated by that
luminouBlight of its-party, the State
Kegister, as "guerrilla politics."
Is it not high time for the rank and
file of the party to .call a halt and put
an end to
thiB
state,of affairs The
party needB renovating, and that can
easily be accomplished. Let it be
known that a nomination is not equiva
lent to an election that corrupt prac
tices resorted to in .caucuses and con
ventions will be rebuked at the polls,
then the reign of corruption will cease
and every good citizen will be bene
fitted thereby.
The comingjelection will be an op
portune time to employ this drastic
remedy. The democrats of this county
have, as is their custom, placed in nom
ination men, each and every one of
whom are honest, capable and eminently
well qualified to perform the duties of
the ofiice for which they have been
named. The Manchester Press in its
last issue, makes the following candid
admissions:
"In consideration of the fact that it
is merely a matter of form for demo
crats anywhere in Iowa to put a ticket
in the field this year, it affords us much
gratification to notice tha£ the opposi
tion in Delaware county has nominated
one of the strongest and best tickets in
its history as an organization. The
democratic candidate for representa
tive is A.
S. Coon, of this township, who
1B recognized whereever he is known as
a man of rare integrity and acknowl
edged ability. Chas. Furman, of Delhi
township, the candidate for treasurer, is
one of the most popular men in his
section of the county, and D. F. Hen
nessey, of this city, who is pitted
45-
in Iowa. Tho people aro wondering
what the other follows will do for
housekeepers, but Ingorsoll said all was
well that ended well, and this leads me
to say something about Tom Paine and
Ingersoil, each tho leading agnostic of
his day. Tho difference between
Paine and Ingersoil in their attacks on
Christianity is that the first dealt in
coarse abuse^while the latter displayed
epigrammatic wit. Christianity, how
ever, survived both and will be prouf
against all such hostility to the ond of
time. Both thoso men claimed to bo
fair and impartial, but they wero alike
permeated by sophistry, born of hate.
No man ever equalled Paine in hurling
abuse tind no other man over equalled
ingersoil in handling the epigram, but
each in his attack on Christianity only
resemble tho man who threw stones at
the moon. As a speaker, Ingersoil bore
much resemblanco to Beechor. Both
wore humorous find brilliant, but
neither had any power of argument. It
was this lacfe-"which prevented Inger
soil taking rank with the greatlawyers,
and how foolish that a man thus de
ficient should attempt to assail Chris
tianity. SLOCUM.
THORPE.
A hardware store and lumber yard
here would command a good trade.
Geo. Parkinson is hauling the mater
ial from here for his new dwelling and
barn.
Threshing is the principal work now.
Grain is giving a splendid yield.
The grove meetings here Sunday
were largely attended and a great suc
cess.
Two train loads of the 3d, U. S. Vol.
Cavalry went north over the Great
Western Saturday, bound for Manila.
The boys were followed by a "double
headed" freight loaded with horBes.
While riding on a threshing machine
Friday, the little son of Chas. Clute,
fell under one of the wheels of the
machine and had one foot so badly
crushed that amputation of the member
may be necessary.
A letter from J. L. O'Harrow, who
is under treatment at Toledo, Iowa,
says that he is not improving
aB
in thiB vicinity.
TOWER HILL.
Mrs. George Beatty and Miss Anna
Beatty attended the Harvest Home at
Manchester Friday.
MiSB Nora Behan visited, her friends
at Monticello several days last, week
and attended the fair.
Steve hi and wife of Ryan, spent
Sunday evening with friends in this vi
cinity.
A large number from here drove to
Manchester Sunday to attend the fu
neral of F. N. Beacon's little girl, whose
death occurred Saturday.
The dance at T. Gaffney's Saturday
night was a decided success.
Dave Behan marketed hogs at Ryan
Monday forenopn.
Richard Houiahan and- family, of
Byan, spent Sunday at the home of
John Houiahan.
John Cashman, Wife and baby and
Miss Lizzie Behan drove In from Broad
way Sunday and spent the day with
PatricUBeban and family.
Mistakes are apt to happen even
with newspaper correspondents.
S A II
The continued wet weather has made
threshing about two weeks late 'in our
section.
Messrs. John J. and James Mulve
hill made a flying trip to Delhi on their
wheelB last Sunday afternoon.
It. 11. BobinBon and son Hay were
seen in our neighborhood last week
looking after the interests of his farm.
againBl
"Bob Fishel for the shrievalty FB too
well known to need further description.
The mix-up between "Dan" and "Bob,"
who are the best of friends, will be a
"corker," as the boya say. The demo
critic candidate for superintendent of
schools is F. K. Main, of Union town
ship, a graduate of Cornell college, at
Mt. Vernon, and a young man said to
be admirably qualified for the duties of
the ofiice. John Ileilly, of Adams
townBhip, a prominent stockman of
that section, is the nominee for super
visor, and Dr. A. H. Swinburne, of
Earlville is the nominee for coroner. It
is a strong ticket, bnt it was a waste of
time to go through the formality of
putting it in the field."
If a majority of the electors of
MrB. John McElroy is enjoying a visit
with her niece MrB. Hartnell, from Chi
cago.
ltoy Decker, of Winthrop, is working
for John'McElroy for a few weeks.
Mr. Eugene Mulvehill left last Mon
day to enter the employ^ of Dr.
Donnelly as clerk in his drug store at
Byan, Iowa.
Miss Mary -Harry and sister lthetta
left last Tuesday for a few weeks visit
with her friends at DyerBville.
Myron* l'ralt'B little baby just one
day old died last Saturday morning and
was idterred in the Masonville ceme
tery the same day.
Mr. Miller Orvis has rented his farm
of 240 acres to Thomas Frazer for a
term of three years. Mr. Orvis
believe intends to move to town and
enjoy life hereafter.
Messrs. Ueorge Taylor and Jerry
Holland, of Masonville, called on
friendB
here last Sunday evening.
Quite a few from here went to Win
throp to church last Sunday and spent
the afternoon at the elegant residence
ofWm. Decker.
Theo. Streit and wife have moved
out on their farm for a few months.
MRB. Jas. Turley and family and Mrs.
Chas. O'Hagan and family, of Mason
ville, visited In this vicinity last week.
Allen Barr had the misfortune to
have his large larn struck by lightning
laBt week and burned to the crround.
LOBS estimated at $1000. Insured for
mo.
BARRYVUiLE.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Donahue, of
Itobins, were the guests of Thos. Don
ahue and family
thiB
county look to their interests the put
ting of this ticket in the field will not
bave been a waste of time or a mere
formality, as is- so confidently asserted
by the Press.
BIJOOU
MVUtLE.
Tour Prairie Correspondent will soon
have something to writo about. How
nice it will be to write about a young
man's getting married, and to have his
pa and ma give him a fine farm with
'rood buildings all painted up in fine
ape, and the best of it all is that he
'•A gotten one of the best young ladies
/v.
Beveral dayB
is here visiting his sister, Mrs. J. S.
Barry.
Allan Barr's new barn was struck by
lightning and burned to the ground,
during the storm, of Wednesday night.
His entire hay crop together with a
new carriage, several new sets of har
ness and a horse were destroyed by the
flames. The building was insured for
9900.
Miss Eflle Traver has gone to her
home near Masonville to stay a few
weekB.
Miss Bertha Mitch, of Manchester, is
spending a few weeks at the home of
Mrs. Chas. Barry.
The MisBes Clara and Lizzie Murray
visited in Manchester Friday.
Jimmie McCuBker spent Sunday at
his home near Ryan.
Leslie Iloyt was down from Man
chester, Friday.
Allen Barr wits transacting business
in Manchester, Thursday.
Dale and Theo. Belknap and Archio
Hillman, of Golden, were calling on
friends here, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. ,loe Helkrmp, of Golden,
were visitors at the Brayton home Sun
day.
DELHI.
I'rof. Goodrich, of Winthrop,
last week
James Lyness is quite seriously 111,
with heart failure. II is many friendB
will I.ope for his recovery.
Trice Ilouser was quite badly hurt by
falling from a hayrack one day last
week. llewaB taken to Manchester
and placed under the care of Dr. Brad
ley.
Mrs. McCusker, of Byan, was a call
er here, Saturday evening.
Mrs. M. Brayton and daughters, Lucy
and Susie, of Manchester, were guests
at the home of Henry Brayton a few
days this week. Little Shirley Brayton
accompanied them home for a short
visit.
Mamie Donahue
iB
on the sick list
this week.
John Beatty is threshing for ThoB.
King this week.
John's
new
threBning
machine seems to be doing good work
and we prophesy a successful season
for bim.
Mrs. Chas Barry iB in Davenport this
week.
MisB
Maud Masterhan, of Manchester
was a guest of her sister Emma several
days
thiB
week.
Frank Brown, ot Adamsville, Mass.
iB
Paris, Aug. 14.—An attempt
made to assassinate Maitre Ttabori,
counsel for Dreyfus, as he was on his
way to court at 6 o'clock in the morn
ing. The assassin approached from
behind and shot Labori in the back.
Colonel Picquart and his brother-in
law, M. Gast, who accompanied M. La
bori on his way to the Lycee, pursued
MAITHR FBRHAND LABOBL
the murderer for some distance, but as
they wero both heavy men they were
unable to continue the pursuit, and so
returned to the side of the wounded
man, leaving the chase of the mur
derer to a number of laborers and
peasants, who declare they heard the
murderer say when crossing the
marshy fields before he reached the
rallrond: "If I can't get away, I will
go for them."
Madam Labor! Notified.
Madame Labori, wife of the wounded
lawyer, was promptly notified of the
crimc, and i*ushed to her husband
side. She found him with his head on
the sidewalk and his body in the road
way. She threw herself by his side
and took his head in her lap and
fanned him with a colored paper fan
which she had evidently snatched
a« she left the house. M. Labori was
perfectly still. Not a groan came llrom
his lips ns his head rested in the lap
of his wife, who, by the way, Is an
American. As she fanned him with
her right hand she carres&ed him with
her left, gazing lovingly on his up
turned fucc. He tried to smile back
the tears which glistened in his wife
eyes, and she, mastering her feelings
heroically, did everything possible
ease her husband's agony.
Phs'slciaus IsHiie a llutletin.
The following bulletin has been is
sued:
"Maitre Labori was shot from be
hind, the ball penetrating the posterior
region of the thorax, on the right side,
at the height of the fifth or sixth dor
sal vertrabrae. The heavy flow
blood prevents for the moment explor
ation of the depth of the wound. The
undersigned doctors hope that the ball
is lodged in the muscles enveloping the
vertebrael column. They must, how
ever, maintain full reserve respecting
the Integrity of the lung and spinal
cord."
The bulletin is signed by four doc
tors, Ronaud, Reichis, Drlssaud and
Vidal and is timed at 8:20 o'clock in
the morning.
Lalmrl Huflurs Great Ajfony.
Ronncs, Aug. 14.—At 2 o'clock In tlw
IftWPOS M. IttSwlU
SreaT agony and the doctors, who natt
left the house, were hurriedly sum
moned to attend the patient. Colonel
Jouaust called after the close of the
session of the court-martial and
allowed to see M. Labori. He ex
pressed deepest regret at the occur
rence. General Mercler followed, but
the doctors declared that M. Labori
could not bear Buch an Interview in
his present state and General Mercier
was obliged to go away without seeing
the wounded man.
MBRCHfiB GOT OF EASY.
Plana Wan Upset by the Shooting off
Hftltre Laburl.
Rennee, France, Aug. 14.—The shoot
ing of M. Labori, leading counsel tor
Captain Alfred Dreyfius, robbed the
morning session of tho Dreyfus court
martial of its paramount Interest The
murderer, apparently, chose the day
for the attempt because it was antici
pated that M. Labori would crush Gen
eral Mercier, the former minister of
war, with his cross-questioning.
visit­
ing old friends in town.
Frank White, of Hanover, Illinois, is
spending the week at Furman's.
Mr. and Mrs. Van Antwerp were
visiting friends in Manchester, last
Friday.
James McLean is building an ad
dition to his house.
S. V. llaigh, of llyan, was in town
on business one day last week.
fast as
he had hoped.
Sheriff Fishel and family spent Sun
day
Bert Sherman and wife drove to
Marion Thursday to stay over Snndsy
with relatives at that place.
L. M. Davis and wife, of Manchester,
visited at K. Hoidridge's last Wednes
day.
H. C. Perkins has returned from Da
kota, where he spent a week.
John Meister is visiting his uncle in
Wright connty.
Sixty tickets wero sold from here to
Mofiticello Thursday.
Dr. Fuller is building anew barn and
woodshed at the rear of his ofiice on
Main street.
The Epworth League ice cream
sociable which was announced fbr Fri
day evening has been postponed.
John Corbin left Saturday for a visit
with relatives at Milford.
Miss Emma Klein, of Marion, is visit
ing Mrs. E. B. l'orter.
M. lillORI SBOT DOWN
Attempt to Assassinate Counsel
for Dreyfus.
COWARDLY ATTACK FROM BEHIND.
Maltre Labori Was on Ills Way to Court
Wls?n the Assauln Shot Hlin In the
Ba«,k—PhygioiatiH Cannot Tell a* Tet
Whether the %Vound Will Result Fa
tally or Not—Proceeding* In the Drey
fus Trial Temporarily Suspended.
The news of the shooting of M. La
bori caused an immense sensation in
the oourt room, where the usual audi
ence had assembled, aw£fting the en
trance of the judges. M. Labori's ab
sence had Just been announced, when
suddenly M. Jaunay, syndic of the ju
diciary press, rushed into the room and
shouted:
"M. Labori has been shot."
All present gave a gasp of horror
and surprise and every man jumped to
hie feet and a volley of questions was
hurled at M. Jaunay's head who, cry
ing, "That is all 1 know," rushed out
of court again, followed by a number
of his hearers. Those who remained
excitedly discussed the crime and vig
orously denounced the authors.
Jane
Will
Miss Ida Frankfort and Mrs
Morgan visited their brother
White at Monticello Thursday.
Colonel Jouanst. president of the
court, when the news reached him,
suspended the sitting of the court
martial until 7:15 a. m.
When the court-martial was resumed
General Mercier was confronted with
M. Casmir-Perier, the former president
of France. The latter declared that
Mercier'e story, told on the witness
stand Saturday, of the imminence of
war between Germany and France in
1894 wns grossly exaggerated, and
complained of the action of the then
minister of war (Mercier) in moving
60,000 troops to the frontier without
consulting him. As It was M. Labori's
task to take General Mercier in hand
and M. Demange, associate counsel, was
Quite unprepared for the task, the few
questions the latter put were practi
cally of little effect and.General Mer
cier escaped cheaply. Moreover, M.
Demange was deeply affected by the
attempt to assassinate his colleague,
and was quite unable to do himself
justice.
After MM. Cavaignac and Hanotaux
former minister of foreign affairs, hal.
testified the court adjourned at noon
until Wednesday.
M. Deroulede and Others Placet
Under Arrest.
ABE CHARGED WITH CONSPIRACY.
E. Gnerln, President of the Anti-Semtte
iMgae, iteruse* to Surrender, Burl*
ends. Hlm»tiir lu His House, and De
clare, He Will Blow It Up Bather Than
Submit—Stirring Scene at the CloM of
Session of the lireyfus Trial.
Paris, Aug. 14.—M. Paul Deroulede,
founder of the League of Patriots, and
a member of the chamber of deputies
for the Angouleme division of Char
ente, was arrested at 4 o'clock in th*
morning at his estate at Crolssey,
near Paris. M. Deroulede-was taken
into custody by four gendarmes and
was drtvpn .tr .Paris." On liltf aiTlvSl
•ttraca-he was incarcerated in the Con'
ciergerle prison. The arrest of 11
"Marcel-Habert is expected. The police
have closed the offices of the Patrlotio
league, which are now guarded by gen
darmes. A number of members ot the
Anti-Semite and Patriotic leagues were
alBO
arrested.
When an attempt was made to arrest
M. Guerin, president of the Anti-Se
mite league, he refused to surrender,
and barricaded himself in his house.
He says he is prepared to hold out for
three weeks, having a good stock of
food and firearms. The doors and win
dows of his residence are barricaded
and M. Guerin announces he will blow
up his houBe before he surrenders.
Plot Dates Back a'Year.
A semi-official note issued in the
morning reads as followB: "A certain
number of arreBts have been made
as a result of a magisterial inquiry
and by virtue of article 89 of the penal
code regarding a conspiracy organized
for the purpose ot accomplishing
change in the form of government
The persons implicated belong to the
groups of the royalist youth and the
Patriotic and Anti-Semite leagues,
the trial of the Neullly barrack affair
facts relating to that incident alone
were used as the
baslB
of the prose­
cution, but searches were then made
and documents were seized which led
to the discovery of an organization
dating back to July, 1898, and of
plot to seize the government by force.
The documents leave no room for
doubt, either In regard to the existence
of the plot or as to chief actors there
in. After very close watch organized
proof was obtained for afresh attempt
at an early date, the proof being such
as to enable the disturbances to be
averted by immediate measures. The
Investigation of the affair is intrusted
to M. Fabre, examining magistrate.'
Deroulede Arrested Before.
Paris, Aug. 14.—MM. Deroulede, chief
of the League of Patriots and Marcel
Habert, a member ot the chamber
deputies, were arrested on the evening
of Feb. 23 last on the charge ot incit
ing soldiers to insubordination in con
nection with the election of President
Loubet. On May 31 the prisoners,
who had been on trial before the as
size court in Paris, were acquitted, al
though during the proceedings M. De
roulede admitted he wished to lead
a brigade to overthrow the parlia
mentary republic, that his action was
fully premeditated and that he would
not cease his attempts to overthrow
parliamentarism. He acknowledged
he was guilty of all the charges ex
cept the allegation that he wanted to
lead the soldiers astray without a
leader. He said:
Demanded Plebiscitary Republic.
"I wanted a general at their head.
I would have preferred the commander
in-chief. Unhappily, I had no choice."
He finished his harangue by demand
ing a plebisclary republic, asserting at
the same time that he never intended
to turn the soldiers from their duty,
but only wished to carry General Ro
get, who was In command of the troops,
with him. M. Marcel-Habert also ad
mitted that he wished to cause a revo
lution, but denied having Incited sol
diers to disobedience. He said he
only sought to lead General Roget to
the Elysee palace and that the men
with him had been merely following
the officers.
GENERAL MERCIER HISSED.
Stirring Some Closes the Session of the
Dreyfus Trial.
Rennes, Aug. 14.—A stirring scene
closed the session of the Dreyfus trial.
General Mercier had spoken nearly
four hours In ruthless denunciation of
Dreyfus, who had listened unmoved
until Mercier concluded by saying that
if he hod not been convinced of the
guilt of Dreyfus and if the latter's con
viction had not been fortified since
1894 he would admit he hud been mis
taken. Dreyfus jumped to his feet as
though the words had galvanized him
into life and shouted in a voice which
tacpunded through Ut tall Uk* a
trumpet note:
You have lied, scoundrel!"
The audience burst into a wild cheer,
whereupon the ushers called for si
lence. But when Mercier replied that
he would admit Dreyfus was innocent
If there was any doubt, the prisoner
shouted again:" Why don't you then?"
At this there was another outburst of
applause. M. Caslmtr-Perler then rose
and dramatically demanded to be con
fronted with General Mercier in order
to deny some of his statements.
W&B
Colonel Jouaust ordered the court to
be adjourned until Monday at 6:30 a.
for the confrontation, and as Mer
cier turned to leave the court the
audience rose en masse and hissed and
cursed him. those at the back of the
court standing on chairs and benches
In order to better hound him down.
The gendarmes placed themselves be
tween the general and the audience,
who showed a strong disposition to
maltreat the former minister of war.
General Mercier hurried out of the
court room through aside door, amid
fierce denunciations from the audience.
Important If True.
Lisbon, Aug. 14.—An unconfirmed
report Is In circulation that a case of
bubonic plague has developed at Opor
to, capital of the province ot Douro, on
the River Pouro, 175 miles northeast of
Lisbon. The official gazette announces
that cases of suspicious illness had been
observed during the last two months
at Oporto.
IS
Parker's Cavalry Squadron Puts
Rebels to Flight.
TWO OF TI1E AMERICANS KILLED.
Other Towns Deserted by the Rebels—
Againaldo Said to Have Establish Ills
Headquarters In the Gabang Mountains
—Tho Sultan of Sulu Announces His
Friendship for lh» United States—Be
suits of General Bates' Observations.
Manila, Aug. 14.—A squadron ot
cavalry numbering 250 men, command
ed by Captain Parker, while reconnolt
ering the country in the vicinity of
San Mateo, northwest of Manila, came
across 300 Filipinos, who opened fire
on them. The cavalrymen replied and
then charged. The enemy, following
their usual tactics, took to flight, re
treating into San Mateo. The Ameri
cans pursued them, drove them and a
number of other rebels out of the town,
and took possession ot the place. The
cavalry lost two killed and fourteen
wounded, while the enemy lost twenty-'
five killed.
other Towns Abandoned.
A party ot troops under command of
Major Cronin moved through the
swamps on the west bank of .the Marl
qulna river and reached a point oppo
site San Mateo after Captain Parker
had captured the town. Major Cron
in'B men blvouaced there for the night.
Scouting parties operating in the
neighborhood of Bacolor, which was
recaptured by Colonel Bell last
Wednesday, report that the towns of
Guagua, Lubao, and Florida Blanca
have been deserted by the rebels. An
other reconnolterlng party sends
reports from Porac, northwest of Ba
color, that the insurgents have also
abandoned that town. It is reported
that Aguinaldo has established his
headquarters in the Gabang moun
tains.
SULTAN OP ZDU A FRIEND,
Tells a Newspaper Han He-Is as a lliotbor
to Americans.
nollo, Aug. 14.—A correspondent haB
returned here from a trip among the
southern islands of the Philippines,
where he visited among other places
the towns of Jolo and Maidun. In the
latter town, which is the capital of the
sultan of Sulu, being situated on the
east coast of the Island of Sulu, he had
an interview with that monarch on
July 24. He .obtained from him the
following written statement:
"ThiB letter certifies that his high
ness Sultan Mohammed Jambolol Kl
rat has given thiB to signify that he
is like a brother to the nation of Amer
icans, and wants to know it the Amer
icans will treat him the same.
"July 27, 1317 (Mohammedan calen
dar).
The negotiations between General
Bates and the sultan are still under
way. The written agreement sent by
the former to the sultan for his signa
ture was not accepted by him. The
sultan sent back a counter proposi
tion which wps unsatisfactory to Gen'
eral Bates. The sultanate of Sulu is
composed of many provinces, ruled by
Moro chiefs, the most powerful of
whom have expressed tbelr satisfac
tion at the prospect of American sov
ereignty being exercised over the Isl
ands and of American occupation of
the garrisons. Their attitude will un
doubtedly influence the sultan to ac
cept the terms offered by General
Bates. The sultan desires that the
Americans occupy only the town of
Jolo In his dominion, at the same time
protecting the Sulu-archipelago from
foreign invasion. General Bates has
been visiting the leading natives of
Mindanao, Slassl, Lukos and other
southern islands. He believes that the
inhabitants of all this part of the Phil
ippines will be friendly to American
occupation from now on.
MUTINY AllOAltl) THK WARREN.
Xwenty-Four of IltT Crew Tried nnd Sen
tencuri to 1 inprlHnniiieut.
San Francisco, Aug. 14.—From ad
vices here by the transport Centennial
it is believed the Warren, bringing Ihe
1
Colorado regiment, which sailed from
Manila July 10, and which was expect
ed to arrive here on Wednesday next,
will not reach this port earlier than
next Friday, the 18th
ing Manila the Warren ran against
typhoon, which battered her up consid'
erably, and had to face
Further Details of the Hurricane
in Porto Rico.
RIVKRS FLOWED THROUGH I'OSCE.
The Town Was Wholly Destroyed and
Will Have To Be Rebuilt—Bodies of
Men, Women and Children Floating tn
the Water In the Streets—Remains of
600 Victims Already Recovered—Steps
for tho Belief of the Stricken People.
Ponce, Porto Rico, Aug. 14.—It Is
now plain that Ponce was the greatest
sufferer by the hurricane. The rivers
Portuguese and Canas flowed through
the city, drowning thousands of people.
Five hundred bodies have already been
recovered. The town 1B wholly de
stroyed and will have to be rebuilt.
There is scarcely a whole building left
standing, and the great majority of the
larger structures are a mass ot ruins.
It will be several days before an ac
curate estimate of the number of
deaths can be made. An eye wltnesB
who was on the top of a large stone
building in the Alambra plaza saw the
bodies of men, women and children
floating -in the water in c'ne streets.
Every one was paralyzed with fear and
unable to render any assistance. The.
storm of 1867 killed 6.000 people. It Is
feared the number of deaths Is greater
now.
a mutiny
among Its men.
As a result twenty-four of the War
ren's crew underwent trial and were
sentenced for terms varying from three
months to two years, and the Warren
Is sailing to San Francisco with
green crew of Filipinos. The mutiny
was brought about by one of the men
claiming he was sick and refusing to
work. He was placed in irons. Every
man'in the crew then quit work and
declared they would not resume until
their comrade wns released and sent
to the hospital. They were all court
martialed and sentenced as above indi
cated.
Boy Smothered In a Corn Bin.
Waterloo, la., Aug. 11.—Reuben Fol
lett, 10 yearB old, son of W. Follett,
postmaster at Dcwar, this county, was
smothered to death In a bin of shelled
corn yesterday morning. The boy was
playing In the elevator when the chute
opened to fill a car. He was drawn
down and burled under the corn. He
was taken out alive, but died soon.
Iowa Military Dispute.
Burlington, la., Aug. 11.—General
James A. Guest, of the First Iowa bri
gade, has sent Governor Shaw a letter
demanding that he revoke his order
placing General Prime in command of
the First brigade. Guest claims that
he was legally elected, and that Shaw
has no power to remove him or to ap
point any one in his place.
"7A
The southern coast was swept clean
as far as Yauco, eighteen miles. The
towns of Tallaboa, Arroyo and Juana
diaz were destroyed. Only the large
church edifices are left standing. There
Is not a drop of water in Ponce to
drink. No gas or electric light is
available. The cisterns are full of salt
water from the ocean, and the stench
arising .from the dead bodies is dread
ful. The sanitary condition is seri
ous and widespread sicknesB Is sure to
follow. The soldiers and firemen ren
dered heroic service in saving lives.
Fifteen vessels in the harbor were
driven ashore. The weather bureau
predicted the storm, but it is claimed
Ponce was not warned. A mob of 1,
000 persons threatened the alcade, Por
rata Dorla, but they were dispersed
by the Fifth cavalry. The alcade has
been deposed on account of negligence.
Major Myers of the Eleventh infantry
Is acting as alcade in response to pop
ular demand.
Crops Totally Bu||(e^
All the crops a^e, totally ,rained, the
wires are all down, and Utile news
blown to atoms. Every pane of glass
In the windows and doors of the car
was shattered.
Camping
parties, fish
ing
excursions,
outing trips
and picnics
will bo the popular form
of amusement during
the month of August.
Such outings are the
more enjoyablo if pro­
vided with tho proper
outfits and supplies. We
rr
have noarly overything:
with which, to make
such outfits complete.
You will not wish
to take your tableware
and kitchen utensils out
to bo lost or broken.
Come to us. For a very
small amount we furnish
you with all size kettles,
1
inBt.
After leav­
alBO
coffee pots, fry pans,
plates, diBhes, knives,
forks, spoons, etc. Such
itemB cost little, and bet
tor lose them than silver-
waro and china.
To add to the
enjoyment
of such occasions one
must havo a croquet sot,
hammock ropes and
spreaders,
airgun, books,
otc. Of these we have a
varied assortment. Hin-
now seines, fish poles,
lines,reols, tackle boxes.
lunch boxes—everything
that is necessary.
If you hare a trip
of this kind in
view call on
Kalamity
a
Strike of Telegraph Operators.
Des Moines, la., Aug. 12.—Fifty op
erators in the Rock Island freight of
fice here struck yesterday for higher
wages. They have been getting 12%
cents an hour und want 15. After sev
eral hours of idleness the local agent
persuaded them to return onpromiseof
satisfactory settlement by the general
The Campers'
Outfitter.
Real ERtate Transfers.
[For week ending August 14.]
Michael Mulvehill and wife to Joseph
MulvehtU, n»4 and sK nwH
see. 5,
twp
88, rango 6 $ 4,000 00
Kobt. Quirk ana wire to John Bolken,
noX nefc and nefc nwfc and I a of
swH neH sec. 80 and nw!4 swfc aud
ut qk awH sec. 26. twp 87. range a....
John McEluott to Ellas Pinch, lot
block 4, Delft! no 00
Manchester Markets.
Hogs, perewt $s [email protected]$8 40
Steers, per cwt 4 oo® oo
Heifers, per cwt 3 [email protected]
Cows, butcher's stock, per cwt 8 on® 8 &o
""a 2 25
7
Canners, per cwt..
Turkeys, per lb
Ducks, white, per lb
Ducks, dark, per lb
Chickens, per lb
Old Hens, per lb
Corn, per bu
Oats, per bu
Hay, wild, per ton 4 Ouiin oo
Potatoes, per bu &s
21
15
10
Butter, creamery, per lb
Butter, dairy, per Tb
Eggs, perdoz
Tame hay
Timothy seed
Clover seed
fi fi
Ib
obtainable from the Interior. Albonlto,
including the barracks, has been de
stroyed but no lives were lost there.
Juanadlaz has been devastated. Forty
six lives were lost there. Arroyo,
Guayama, Salinas and San Isabel are
reported to have been demolished. The
railroad between Ponce and Yauco has
been destroyed and the military road
is impassable. The river is flowing
over the road for two miles. Maya
guez escaped serious injury. Bananas
are the sole food here. The peons
have gone to San Juan and its vicinity.
Htreet Cur Blown Up,
Cleveland, Aug. 10.—A Big Consoli
dated street car was wrecked at
o'clock in the morning on the Wade
Park avenue line, near Cactus drive, a
lonely spot adjoining Wade park. Th#.
car was blown from the track and bad
ly demolished. The frightened motor
man was hurled from the vestibule
and the conductor from the platform.
They were uninjured. The one pas
senger aboard also escaped unhurt.
The bottom and forward part ot the
car were completely wrecked by the
explosion, tfie forward
truckB
Store
of
ours
isn't a
rich
man's
being
A Poor
of steam fitting
NOTICE or PRORATE OF WIIJIJ.
STATU OF IOWA, HolaWare County,-as.
8,035 00
Henry Acres' add. to Manchester....
A. B. liolbertand wife to C. M. Odell.
U46V2-10000 a In bwh seK sec. ic, twp.
90, range 4
Sarah E, lxop and husBtod to L. G.
is
TO AM. WHOM IT MAY CONCRUN:
You are hereby notified that H'e last will of
vva nuuiuvivA jifmirirN r«2ntmKRNt
deceased, tins boon (lied, opened and road, and
Monday, the 9th day of October, A. IK 1899 fixed
as the time, and the I ourt Houso lu Manchester
the place for hearing nnd provlnR the same.
&7S 00
Hwe*aey, pt lot 9, Carters' Out lots to
Hopkluton coo oo
A E. Houso and wife to G. W. Klock
meyerand|James Burton, wH of lot 8
-ndaaf
feet olf side of lot 7, ail In
Wltm
ness my hand aud seat of said Court this
12th day of August 1899. F. II. PAUL.
—i— Clerk District Court.
81CAL
37 80
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ooai oo
3 [email protected] a5
Miss Elizabeth Swing,
Osteopathic physician from the
American School of OBteopathy, of
KirksvlUe,Mo.t has located in Manches
ter for the practice of her profession. She
may be found at the residence of Mrs.
Stringham, on east Main street, four
blocks east of court house. Ofiice hours,
9 to 12,1 to 5 daily, except Sunday. 29tf
an
"eye sore" to the
owner, to say nothing
of the damage that
may result. We make
a specialty of instalU
ing Steam and Hot
Water Plants.
34w»
Farm for Bent on Shares.
Wo want totrent on shares our well Improved
farm In Cofnu's Grove township and stork
owned by us thereon, to a good fanner, who Is
able to furnish work horses, tools and machinery,.
aud half the cows, hogs, feed, soed and other
things necessary to carry on the placo.
This farm Is flrsreiass and our offer Is a rare
opportunity for the man who securett it. En
quire at the olllco of Hronson ft Carr, Manches
ter, Iowa. 8&tf 1
Race meeting, Nutwood Driving Club
Dubuque, Iowa, August 28, to
September 2, 1800.
5
.5
fl
For the above meeting the I. G. ft. R.
will sell tickets to Dubuque and return'
at rate of one fare for tne round trip,
Tickets on sale August 28, to Septem-,
ber 2nd, Inclusive. Limited- to retnhi
until September 4tb, inclusive.
34w2 II. U. PlKltCE.
WM. DONNELLY, M. D.'
Physician and Surgeon,
Fropnotor ot tne
Ryan Drug Si ore.
Dealer In
Have just received a new lot
of them. They were bought
right and will be sold cheap.
Why buy bulk Qlives when you
can buy bottle of abetter grade
just as cheap. Come and get
a bottle. Vours,
Drugs, Stationery, fitc.
RYAN. IOWA
Arnold
9 I
It's a 6toro for everybody. It's a
a place where the poor man'a dollar
will buy the biggest one hundred
cent's worth he over saw and where
the stylish man's money will pur
chase the lateBt styles. Neefl,v
el
our word for It. Look aroi)
frlrioe yourself.
New Fall Hats
are here in the greatest variety.
L.R. Stout,
Postoffice Bl'k., Franklin St.
Largest stock of clothing be*
tween Dubuque and W aterloo
We make a specialty of
installing
STEAfland
HOT
WATER
PLANTS
We handle as good boilers for this
purpose as we can get. Boilers that
from,actual test during years of use
have gained the reputation of pro
ducing the greatest amount of heat
from the fuel UBed. Then we employ
none but practical steamBtters, me
chanics owho understand the why
and wherefor of steam and hot
water heating as well as the "how"
of the mechanical part of a plant.
We not only gurantee all of our
work to operate perfectly, but that
a job, when completed, will be satis
factory in looks as well.
TO-DAY
is the time to let us figure with you
on your steam or hot water job be
fore tho fall "rush" comes, when we
will have more work than we can do
and when material will be hard to
get.
6.8. lister
WATCH
THIS SPACE.
J. J. HAWLEY

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