Newspaper Page Text
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 4,18»». OFFICIAL *AF«B OF CITY AND OOUWTY New York went Dewey mad last week. "y-..V Lavater divides men into three claBBes, the retrograde, the stationary and the progressive. Emerson once said that truth was too simple for some people, and that they disliked those who unmasked their il lusions. Dewey arrived in New York harbor two days before he was expected. That is one of "Cousin George's" old tricks. He reached Manila harbor a year ago last May, before he was expected. Justice Brown, of the United States Supreme Court, in an article written for the Forum,mentions corporate greed among the certain perils which men ace the immediate future ofthe coun try. The Des Moines Daily News faceti ously remarks: "Whatever the demo cratic party decides upon for the 1900 campaign, it will not be what Henri Watterson wants." Of course not. When Henry sold out to the monopo lists he signed a contract. He agreed, in consideration of a fabulous price for his Courier-Journal and a princely salary for himself, to do the bidding of his purchasers, and the News is quite safe in predicting that their schemes and democratic principles will not ^harmonize next year. The Cause of the Deficit in the Post Office Department. James L. Cowles, in his book, "A General Freight and Passenger Post,' pointB out one of the causeB of the an nuai deficit in the poBt office depart ment. He calls attention to the fact that express companies carry all sorts of parcels from the domiciles of the people in New York to the rail way stations, thence by rail a thousand mileB to Chicago, and there mSke de livery at the domiciles at a rate of $3 per hundred pounds, but the rail ways charge tbe government $8 per hundred pounds for the transportation of mail bags for an average haul of 442 miles. And the government pays the men who handle mail matter, while the express companies pay trie men who do their work". One would naturally think that the railway companies would be satisfied with these exhorbitant charges for carrying the mails, but such is not the case. The rapacious greed of these corporations reaches nearly to the level of robbery in the rentals charged and collected for the cars in which the mail matter is carried. FoBtmaster General VilaB called the attention of congress to the fact that the average value of the postal cars used by the government did not exceed 83,500. The 342 cars in use and 90 held Jn reserve, when Mr. Vilas made his re import, were not worth, If they were all new, more than $1,600,000, yet at that time the government was paying yearly rental for these cars (in. addi tlon to the amount paid for carrying the mail) of $1,881,680, which was N more than it would cost to manu facture the cars. The reports of PoBt master General Wanamaker show that these abuses are, if anything, on the increase. The average life of one of these cars is about 20 years hence, at these rates of rental, the government pays about 980,000 rent for a car that only costs $3,500 to manufacture. Instead of striking boldly at these gigantic abuses, we presume that as soon as congress meets again, the average peanut congressman will make another attempt to prevent the country newspaper publishers from sending out a few sample copies of their papers at the same rates of postage they pay on papers sent to regular subscribers. The voluntary release of the Amer ican prisoners taken by the FilipinoB, and the kindness shown them during their captivity, prompts tbe Des Moines Leader to ask: "Has Otis'faithful Cer berus in the censor office fallen asleep If not, how does it happen that the news was allowed to come through that the Filipinos have voluntarily re turned the American prisoners they have captured, and that the said pris oners declare they have been most kind ly and gently treated by the savage and uncivilized natives? Is not General Otis aware that such news is calculated to work injury to the administration, and has be not told the correspondents that nothing which would "injure the administration'' could go over the cable?" i—i Tbe tramp problem has got to be met sooner or later, and the present is an opportune time to settle it. Work can be had anywhere, and the man who is tramping does so from choice and .not from necessity. Hardly a day passes some one is not killed or robbed by these miscreants. "Put it down as a fact" says the Marsballtown Times Re publican, "that 90 per cent, of the tramps in Iowa today are nothing more or less than highwaymen. The honest tramp, the one really seeking work, has found it. This 90 per cent is tramping to avoid work. Again, a large percent age of these highwaymen are armed with revolvers and other weaponp. PresB reports show that they shoot with little provocation peace officers and citi zens. Once more it can be stated -with no exaggeration that life and property are not safe in any railroad yard in Iowa a quarter of a mile from the depot after night. Travelers who ride on freight trains ao^ get out of a cabooBe in the night a little distance from the depot are only safe from tramps when there is a party of two or more to walk together down to the depot, and this is no idle warning. Travelers in Iowa now take great chances of being held up if they get off trainB at any time after 9 o'clock in the evening. We have many junctions in Iowa where tbe de pot is the only building sometimes for a mile away. There is no night oper ator and these junctions are tramp headquarters. All trains have to stop for these crossings and tramps can thus get out in any direction. The reader should bear in mind all this in Iowa, in 1899, not in Italy, where brigandage flourishes." If we cau ueueye tbe press dispatches war with tbe Transvaal would be quite popular in England. There are some things that were quite popular .for a time, which are very unpopular in history American slavery would never have been abolished by those who profited by the wrong. Neither will the abuses of the trusts-be corrected by those who en joy their dividends nor by the political party that fills its campaign treasury with contribution from truBt managers. WAR IS NEAR AT BAND Conflict Between Boers and Brit ish Is Imminent. BURGHERS GATHER ON FRONTIER. Belief That They Will Make an Attack on Three Towns in Natal—Their Women Aduiontnh Them to Die Rather Than to Return Beaten Eucllih Physician C'oiuinandered In the Orauge Free.State —Latest News of the Situation* Capetown, Oct 2.—Fighting be tween the Boers and British Is mo mentarily expected here. The dis patch of troops to guard the frontier to the south and west of the Trans vaal and Orange Free State goes on day and night London, Oct. 2.—Indications and ad vices from all quarters point to the probability that war will be de clared by tbe Transvaal at once. Queen Victoria is said to have written Queen WUhemina of the Netherlands lamenting the prospects of strife and CALLIHQ BOEBS TO ABIU. declaring that she has done her ut most to prevent war. General Jou bert In person Is in command of the troops near the Buffalo river, the northeastern boundary of Natal. It la believed that the Boers contemplate atiacks on three towns—Ghorlestown, Newcastle and Dundee. Oharlestown, farthest to the north of these towns, Is now practically deserted. At New castle and Dundee strong preparations have been made for defense. Englteh Phyalelan Commandeered. A prominent Englishman, Dr. Wil son, has been commendeered at Har rlsmlth by the Orange Free State. The Natal field artillery, carbineers and other military commands are en camped at Show Ground on the road loading to the Orange Free State. Gen eral Sir William Symons, tbe second In command under Major General Sir George Stewart White, commanding the Natal forces, Is expected to arrive MAP or SOUTH inuoti at Ladysmith shortly. Beporta from Oape Town declare that an Immediate rupture of the diplomatic relation be tween Great Britain and the Trans vaal Is expected. The South African News, a semi official otAYKpaper, announces that special train has left to fetch Oonyng hatn Greene, the British diplomatic agent at Pretoria, and his staff. It adds that the formal hauling down of the British flag on the Agency building at Pretoria is Imminent Fzoitement at Cape Town Great excitement prevails at O&pe Town, where it is reported that the Boers have occupied Lalng's Nek. The British at Cape Town express great satisfaction at the fact that matters have reached a state when a definite settlement of the difficulties is Inevita ble. The general drift of news indi cates that the position of the British troops in South Africa is critical owing to the delay in sending reinforcements and in the event of hostilities early re verses are regarded as probable. A special dispatch from Johannes burg, dated Sept. 29, gives the report of the arrival of the "Notorious Ty nan." The latest advices show that the Transvaal mobilization has been rapid and comprehensive. Many Boers, it is said, did not wait to be com mandeered, but proceeded to the bor der spontaneously. Death Bather Than Defeat. The members of the executive (tate secretaries, President Kruger's rela tives, members of the raad, judges and other professional men are all eagerly giving their services, and the women are bidding the men die rather than return beaten. It Is calculated that the Orange Free State already has 7,000 men on the border. Gable company officials at the Cape say It Is Impossible to reach Pre toria over the Durban line. The Cape Town to Pretoria line Is still working, but It is glutted with official messages, INTEREST IN YACHT RACE. Hore People Will Wttnew the OontNt Than Ever Before. New York, Oct 2.—The Columbia Shamrock races will be witnessed by a throng vastly larger than that which has attended previous contests for the famous cup, and yet the rac ers will hnve a clean ground, owing to federal supervision of the courses. Yachtsmen are coming from all parts of the United States. The fleet of pri vate pleasure yachts now in these wa ters Is larger than ever before known. In fact, nearly every steam yacht in the American list Is now anchored in the vicinity of New York, and pretty much all of American society that Is not afraid of sea-sickness will be afloat. Hundreds of enthusiastic yachtsmen are already at the hotels, and more are expected. Many of the knowing ones have engaged rooms In advance at the Waldorf-Astoria and tbe Hoi land House. About 200 of Sir Thom as Llpton's sympathizers are booked for the Fifth Avenue hotel. There Is not tbe slightest doubt that three times as many people will see tbe con tests between the Columbia and the Shamrock as ever before saw an inter national yaebt race. The English vis itors wbo have come are far greater in number and more distinguished than ever came for that purpose be fore. Nearly all of the fueata ef Sir jThomei Llpton oa bMrt ttoJMa WIU WENT DISPLAY Great Naval Parade in Honor of A a HUNDREDS OF VESSELS IN LIKE. The Shores of the River' Up to General Grant's Tomb Lined with Thousands Up on Thousands of Knthnslastto Specta tors—Formation of the Great Parade— Official Welcome of Admiral Dewey to New York City—Grand Display at Might, New York, Sept 30.—Long before sunrise the blue jackets on Admiral Dewey's flagship were hard at work washing down decks and preparing the flagship for the most magnificent naval demonstration that has ever taken place In the American port Like activity was In progress on the other sea-fighters riding at anchor below the the OLixm. Olympla, As the morning advanced luunclics darted from vessel to vessel, carrying officers and ran from the ships to the naval dock and back with provisions. When "At colors" was sounded, the shore of Staten Island and the hlllB back of it were black with people, and they cheered heartily as the flags were raised. To Welcome Admiral Dewey* The big steamer Sandy Hook, carry ing the mayor and the committee which was selected to board the Olym pla and formally welcome Admiral Dewey in the name of the city of New York and with upwards of a thousand distinguished guests and officials on board, steamed away from the city's pier at the Battery shortly after 10 o'clock. The steamer Monmouth, fly ing the state flag, left the foot of Rector street, shortly after 11 o'clock. On board were Governor Roosevelt and his staff, delegates from the state senate and assembly, judges of the court of appeals, the regents of the university, the congressional delega tion of the state, Major General Roe and staff, members of the Republican and Dcmocratls state committee, vari ous state officers and representatives of the naval militia of New York. As soon as Captain Lamherton sighted the Sandy Hook he gave the word to the officers of the day and a bugle blast summoned the marine guard aft. Admiral Dewey was stand ing a few feet aft of the gangway when the mayor stepped on deck. Mayor Van Wyck stepped- Immediate ly towards the admiral and intro duced himself. They shook hands warmly, then the admiral shook bands with Mr. Downes, whom he had met before. Mayor Van Wyck was apparently about to Bpeak -when the admiral put his hand on his elbow and turned him toward the entrance to Captain Lamberton's cabin. "Lefs go Inside," he said. The whole party went Into the cabin, Cap tain Lamberton bringing up the rear. They were inside less than five min utes before they returned to the deck. Admiral Dewey wore a medal on bis left breast that had not been there ten minutes previously. Admiral Goes on Sandy Hook. The admiral then visited the Sandy Hook. As soon as he boarded the steamer he was taken In hand by the special committee of the reception committee and taken aft where he held a reception. All the mayor's gnests, the visiting governors and oth ers were Introduced to him. With him as escort was flag lieutenant Brumby of his personal staff. The admiral shook hands with everybody and said a word here nnd there when he recog nized an old acquaintance. It was about 11:30 o'clock when he boarded the Sandy Hook and it was quite an hour later when the sides of the Olympla were manned to greet him on his return. At 1 o'clock sharp the squadron got under way. It was an inspiring moment when the column started up the harbor and the great naval parade began to be a reality. Enthn.la.tle Demon.tratlnn. The admiral's cruiser at 2:25 o'clock was opposite Seventy-ninth street There was a tremendous demonstra tion. Cannon roared, the people yelled and flags and. handkerchiefs were waved from the streets and hun dreds of roofs aud windows. The Olympia rounded the Btake boat St. Marys off One Hundred and Twenty-flftli street at half past two o'clock amid deafening sounds of can non aud cheers from the largest crowd ever gathered in this city. The xmrade was one hour and flfteen minutes passing Fulton street. The vessels moved at ubout eight knots an hour. Former secretary of Treasury John G. Carlisle, former Governor Warmouth of Louisiana, and ex-Sena tor James L. Pugh of Alabama viewed the parade from the roof of the ap praisers store building. THE PARADE MOVES. Admiral Dewey Cheered by the Assem bled Thousands. New York, Oct. 2.—The second day of New York City's olliciul welcome to Admiral Dewey opened cool and clear. The first ceremony was the presentation at the city hall Of a gold loving cup to the admiral by Mayor Van Wyck on behalf of the city of New York. The lead of the parade started from Grant's tomb at 11:55 a. m. At the given signal, the platoon of police ad vanced, clearing away the crowds that overflowed Into the street. Some little distance behind, on a bay horse, rode Major General Chas. F. Roe, N. G. N. Y., followed by his staff. Then came Sousa's band playing a spirited air, and behind It was a battalion of sail ors from the Olympia. Tlicu followed the carriages containing Admiral Dew ey, by whose side was seated the ocayor of the city. In response to the cheers of the thousands of spectators, the admiral bowed right and left and appeared greatly pleased at the warmth of his reception. Following were the carriages con taining Admiral Dewey's captains, theu two carriages abreast, containing the personal staff of the admiral, fol lowed by other .carriages in which were the rear admirals, junior officers of the Olympia and junior officers of the North Atlantic squadron. Car riages, two abreast, followed, contain ing the visiting governors, committees aud guests. Major Generals Miles aud Merritt and aides followed In car riages abreast, aud then came a car riage containing Itear Admirals Joseph N. Miller and Wlnfleld Scott Schley. Along row of carriages followed, con taining nioinbers of the municipal as sembly, distinguished guests and visit ing dignitaries. The naval brigade of the North At lantic fleet, commanded by Captain Chas. M. Thomas, followed. It was la seven battalions and made an impos ing appearance. It was composed of the sailors and marines of the New York, Indiana, Texas, Massachusetts, Brooklyn and LgncMtac, A brigade of the regular ariny came next with west Point cadets at the 1 head and after lliom battalion of engineers, battailous of the Fifth artil lery, and battalions of the Seventh ar tillery. Following came the militia of the vnrlous states with that ol' New York In the van, commanded by Gov ernor Roosevelt with Squadron A as escort. The National Guard of New York state was under the Immediate command of General James McLeed. After them came the naval milltia, under command of Captain Miller, with two battalions and a separate division, and behind them the old guard of the city of New York.1 Then came the militia of Pennsylvania un der command of Brigadier General Schell, with live regiments.* Then came the militia companies from vari ous states. Following these, under the com mand of Major General O. O. Howard, with an escort from the various vet eran societies, came the unarmed part of the parade. This was composed of eleven commands, representing as many different associations. Then came the Sons of Veterans, followed by Union Ex-Frlsoners of War asso ciation, veterans of the civil war not connected with any of the organiza tions, and veterans of the Spanish American war, with Colonel John Jacob Astor, his staff and the Asto'r battery. Then followed camps of volunteers of the Spanish-American war, the pa rade terminating with a heterogenous following of veterans, military and quasi-military associations. FOR HAWKEYE FOLKS STATE ITEMS WHICH WILL BE OF 'GENE««.L INTEREST. Des Moines, la., Sept. 27.—Governor Shaw was Interviewed In regard to the statement of Governor Saycrs, of Texas, that the only unpleasant feat ure of the trust conference at St. Louis was the action of Governor Shaw, etc. Governor Shaw said: "I agree with Governor Saycrs that but for my presence everything would have been harmonious. I was the only one to register a protest against hold ing a Democratic mass meeting under the guise of an anti-trust conference." WILL GO TO YOKOHAMA. Fifty-First Iowa Given PertnlgHiuii to Stop nl the Jiipanesn City. Des Moines, la., Sopt. 30.—Governor Shaw yesterday morning received a cablegram from Nagasaki, Japan, where the Fifty-first Iowa had just ar rived, asking permission to go-to Yoko hama nnd make a stop of two or three days. Governor Shaw promptly forwarded the request to the war de partment with his indorsement. The department cabled the desired permission to Loper, and the Senator, with the regiment aboard, should reach Yokohama some time today. It will remain there probably two days. The Washington authorities calculate that the regiment should reach San Frau cisco Oct. 19. FATAL HEAD-END COLLISION. Two Engineers, a Fireman and a Condno* tor Lose Their Lives. Oskaloosa. Ia., Sept. 27.—A head-end collision occurred at noon yesterday on the Belle Plaine and MuchaUinock ex tension, seven miles southeast of this city. A passenger train wlti^ forty pas sengers was met by double- header coal train of twenty-three cars.' The pas senger engineer saw the approaching coal train and_ applied the brakes and had the train almost stopped when the crash came. Three engines and fourteen cars were demolished. The dead are En gineer Oren Allen, Bngineer Douglass. Fireman Prentise and Conductor Dave Butterileld, all of Belle Plaiue. Fire men Baxter and Culp were seriously hurt U'""* -v 1 Will Case Decided* Sioux City, Iowa, Oct. 2.—The Jury returned a verdict for the plaintiffs in tbe Bolander will case after being out five hours. MagnusBolander, about to le admitted to the priesthood, died of appendicitis in Waverly, Iowa. Father P. J. McGrath of this city, his su perior, was at the deathbed and made a will which Bolander signed, Mc Grath assisting him by guiding Bo lander's hand. The amount involved was $75,000, of'which a considerable portion was left to the church. The heirs of the estate brought suit, claim ing Bolander was unconscious whten tbe will was signed. Inspecting the Fort Dodge and Omalia. Council Bluffs, la., Sept. 30.—Pres ident Stuyvesant Fish, of the Illinois Central, accompanied by several oth er officials of that road, arrived in this city Thursday night on *a tour of in spection of the Fort Dodge and Omaha road. In the party besides Fish were J. T. Hanrahan, second vice president J. F. Wallace, assistant vice president Charles A. Peabofly, Jr., John W. Auchlnclass, Walter Luttgen, W. Norton Griuncll, James Dewolf Cutting and Charles M. Beach, all of New York, directors of the company. Growth of Methodism Reported. Mount Pleasaut, la., Sept. 20.—The fifty-sixth annual session of the Iowa conference of the Methodist Episcopal church met here. Bishop McCabe said that in the last fifteen years the Methodist church had gained moro members than the entire membership of any other denomination except the Baptists aud Campbell!tus. Mission- ary receipts from collections only would probably exceed $1,300,000. Ncwh of Fifty-Pint Iowa. ., Des Moines, la., Sept. 30.—A cable gram has been received by Governor Shaw froin Colonel Loper of the Fifty first Iowa regiment, announcing the arrival of the tnmspojt Senator at Na gaska, Japan, aurl requesting permis sion to make a brief stop at Yokohama. The cablegram was forwarded to the war department with approval. Colin Fuviiaees in Iowa. Des Moines, la., Sept. '28.—It Is an nounced that the I.uiiois of Chicago are perfecting plans to open several coke furnaces in Iowa. Colli men say they are figuring on locations at Oskaloosa and Ontoi-vlUe. and add that the Centcrville coal would make excellent coke. The industry has never been established in Iowa. Iowa Cutripuigit. Indlanola, la., Sept. l!0.—The Demo crats of Warren county opened the campaign here We-lnesdav with a speech by Fred White, whose time was principally given over to the sub ject of .Imperialism, lie paid particu lar attention to Governor Shaw's re cent speech iu favor of imperialism. Second Victim of Foot Hall. Muscatine, la., Sept. 30.—Will P. McGaughey, a student in the .Musca tine high school, aud son of Sheriff R. O. McGaughey, died yesterday from Injuries sustained while playing foot ball last Monday. lie Is the second foot ball victim this season. Thief Breaks Oat of Jail. Mason City, la., Sept. 27.—King Brady, of the Brady gang, who has been operating along the line of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul rail road, has been convicted of larceny. Jim Kelly, who was convicted last Wednesday, broke Jail and escaped. Two Prisoner* Brtak Jail. Clinton, la.. Sept. SO.—Two prison ers broke jail Thursday night. Fred Hutter, a horsethlef. and Ed Teyton a burglar. They called for coal,' and struck Deputy Sheriff Bryant In the act of giving it to them. A hard fight tocumft. 3W are yat at luigo. PARTY HOSTS GATHER. the National Demaciutiu Carnival Opened at IVx. Pallas, Tex., Oct. 2.—The two days* Democratic carnival has opened, the even! of the morning being the arri val of William Jennings llrynn. Tbe city is packed with Democrats repre senting fyi'ty states and Oklahoma aud Indian territories. Among the prominent men awaiting the coming of IJr.van were O. II. P. Belmont of New'York, Judge Tarvin of Kentucky, Colonel Wetmore%of Missouri, United States Senators Berry of Arkansas nnd Chilton of Texas, Congressmen Snlzor of New York, Maddox of Geor gia. Richardson of Tennessee, Davis of Florida, Gordon of Ohio, Benton aud Clark of Missouri, Dinsmore of Arkansas and the Texas delegation, Governor Jones of Arkausas, ex-Gov ernor Adams of Colorado and Crit tenden and Stone of Missouri, A. W. Terrell, ex-United States ambassador to Turkey J. G. .Tobnson of Kansas, who has recently come into promi nence in the Democratic national com mittee Mayor Rose of Milwaukee, Harvey Salomon of St. Louis- and thousands of lesser lights and leaders. St. Louis, Kansas City and Milwau kee have delegations here and en route. Those from the latter cities will present thetr claims for the Dem ocratic national convention. M4SKED MEN BEAT AND ROB. Eight Burglars Rjtlcl a Farmer's Homo and Get $000. Portsmouth, O., Oct. 2.—Bight masked men broke into the residence of George Meade, a wealthy farmer living twelve miles from this city, at night. Meade, Mrs. Gallagher, his sis ter George Gallagher, a nephew John Brooker, hired man, and a servant girl were overpowered aud tied to their beds. Gallagher attempted to escape and was almost beaten to death with bludgeons. His injuries are pro nounced fatal. He has not recovered consciousness. The burglars almost wrecked the interior of the house in their hunt for money, and succeeded in securing $000. About 4 o*clock in the morning tho servant girl succeeded in releasing her self aud gave the alarm. No clew can be found to the bandits. Meade offers $300 reward for their arrest and the county will also give a reward. Two Women Burned to Doatli. Watcrtown, N. Y., Oct. 2.—A special from Plerrpont Manor says: Two women, Miss Luclna Clark, aged 45, and her Invalid mother, aged 00, were burned to death In afire which de stroyed their home. The fire origi nated In the rear of the house. A Mr. Chaufty and nnother neighbor burst in a window of Mrs. Oiark's room, but were driven back by the smoke. They could see the aged woman waving her hands and hear her agonizing cries for help but were powerless to help her. After the flames were subdued, her charred remains and those of her daughter, who was in'anothcr room, were found. Andree'e North Pole Bnoy. Stockholm, Sweden, Oct. 2.—Tbe buoy marked "Andree Polar Expedi tlon," which, with an anchor attached, was found Sept. 9 6n the north ccast of King Charles island by the master of the Norwegian cutter Martha Lar saak was opened In the presence of a number of experts and members of the cabinet It was found to be the so-called north pole buoy which An dree had arranged to drop if he suc ceeded in passing the pole. Fatal Lodging Boase Fire. Bradford, Pa., Oct. 2.—The building OD Main street, occupied by Bachell's shoo store on the ilrst floor and as a lodging house on the upper floors, was completely destroyed by fire. George Brown, a colored man wlio had a room iu the rear of the building, was cre mated. It is feared that other bodies will be found iu the ruins, as there were a great many lodgers in the building. The loss was about $50,000. D*ath of Norman Wines. Sauta Barbara, Cal., Oct. 2.—Nor man Wines, a well-known United States mall contractor and stage line owuer, is dead. He expired suddenly at his residence just after attending to some business over the telephone. He operated stages and star route contracts in California, Nevada, Ore gon, Idaho, and Wyoming. Full of nn Aeronaut. San Francisco. Oct. 2.—Albert Mc Pberson, a young aeronaut, was burled from the trapeze bar of a bal loon near Glen Park and so seriously injured that he will die. The balloon after riding a short distance, drifted along until the trapeze ropes struck an electric light wire over which Mc* Pherson was thrown. 9 Dospeiuto Deed of a Wouiau. Detroit, Sept. 29.—Mrs. Theodore Reiner, 109 Catherine street, murdered two of her children, attempted to mur der the third, ami then cut her own wrists with suicidal intent. She iB at a hospital in a very precarious condi tion. PMSONEKS MYEN UP. Fourteeu Soldier* Are Beturned to the Ainericau Llnet*. Manila, Oct 2.—Generals Otis, Scbwau, Lawton and Bates proceeded to Angeles, where they conferred with Filipino commissioners as the result of an exchange of communication be tween General MacArthur and the in surgents. The insurgent commission ers arrived at Angeles at 5 o'clock in the afternoon and stated that the American prisoners were following. Shortly after 8 o'clock at night the surrender of fourteen prisoners was made. All are enlisted soldiers, who were captured in different engage ments. Lieutenant .Giimore and his crew of the Yorktowu were not among the prisoners delivered. A Fillgjno general, an aid-de-camp and a secretary accompanied them. The insurgents have been Instructed that they may send a representative to confer with Major General Otis. General MaeArthur's command has returned to Angeles, where Generals MacArthur, Wliuaton aud Wheeler have established their headquarters with 3.000 troops. Two reconnolte ing parties came into collision with the insurgents near Imus and four Americans were wounded. Washington, Oct. 2,—The war de partment has received the following from General Otis: "Adjutant Gen eral, Washington: Communication da ted 12th inst. from General Garcia, commanding all insurgent troops in eastern Mindanao, expresses desire to turn country over to United States au thorities and surrender insurgent arms." Carter Sentence Approved« Washington, Oct. 2.—The presi dent has approved the sentence im posed by court-martial on Captain Oberlin M. Carter, Corps of Engineers, U. S. A., and a formal order was is sued from the war department direct ing the execution of the sentence. The verdict of the court was as follows: "And the court does therefore sen tence the accused Captain Oberlin M. Carter, Corps of Engineers, United States Army, to be dismissed from tho service of the United States, to suffer a fine of $5,000, to be conflncd at hard labor at such place as the proper au thority may direct, for five years, and the crime, punishment, name and place of abode of the accused to be pub lished in the newspapers In and about the station and the state from which the accused cam*, or wh«M h* tuual- REPLY OF TRANSVAAL. Sttif.tlv Adhere* to the London Convention. London, Sept. l!!h—Tho deeisdou of tlu* volKsrnad of the Onuisie Free Slate to join with the Transvaal In the event of hostilities, Although fully expected, ts tho loading news of the day and will, naturally. slltVon the Hoers* inde pendent altitude. The raad's resolu tion has made the brotherhood of anus between the TransyaaVaud the Orange Free State, of width hitherto there was only a strong probability, au ab solute certainty, and .the British will have to face tbe situation. Intense excitement continues -vail at Pre» toria. where, apparently. It Is believed that there is no escape from war. The commission nppomieii to consider the matter has reported as to what otli clals are neeossary to carry on the government In the event of war and lixlng their salarle.s. Cape Town, Vopt. 150.—1The Trans vaal's reply lo the last dispatches of the British secretary of state for the colonies, Mr. Chamberlain, has been sent from Pretoria. It is to the ef fect that the republic strictly adheres to tho London convention and asks nothing further. The question of the suzerainty of Great Hrltain over the Transvaal is not touched upon in the dispatch. London, Sept. 30.—The meeting of the British cabinet on whose delibera tions, practically, hangs, war or peace, in South Allien, began at 1 o'clock In the afternoon. President Kruger's reply to the last uole ol the imperial government hod been received and was the pivot of the discussion. The cabinet adjourned at :t:15 p. m. The ministers were heartily cheered by the wailing crowds. It is paid, frnm Boer sources, that Mr. Chainberlaiu's proposals submit ted to the cabinet Include'itn indemni ty for the cost of sending out troops, the disarmament of the Transvaal forts, tho suppression of I)r. Leyd's le gation, judicative and legislative inde pendence for Ihe judges, the equality of the Fnglifh and Dutch languages and full and complete admission of the supremacy of British Interests throughout South Africa. A dispatch to the Times, from Pre toria says: "It is generally expected that a state of war will be proclaimed at any moment President Kruger granted me an interview today and declared he had done all possible for the wike oi pence. lie had accepted Mr. Olijiml.—rlain's own offer of a common Inquiry, but .Mr. Chamber lain deliberately broke the thread of negotiations, troops were massed on all side--* and war was forced upon him. it was Impossible to accede to the dlspaich of the 12th." Mr. W. C. Robbins, of Alexandria, Ind., the Professional starter of run ning and harness races Is here to do the starting at the Delaware County Ftolr. He Is the young man that started Waterloo and Cedar Rapids this spring,and they speak very high ly of him at both places. Choice Farm for Sale. A farm of 200 acres, known as the N. Cooley farm, with a 7 room house, 2 largo barnB, hog house, ice house, milk house and crib, good well and run ning water two miles south of Man chester, Iowa, for sale on easy terms.' Inquire of G. G. Pierce, or P. E, Rich ardson, at office of E. W. Tirrill, 40tf Manchester, Iowa. PASTURE FOB RENT. SOacros of woods pusturo, ruuning spring water, plenty of shade, will feed W) nead of horses for 2 or 8 months, situated on Doe croek, 5 miles north of Edgewood, Iowa. Terms very reasonable. Apply to J. B. Sawykb, 40wa Manchester, Iowa. Every visitorlo the Fair will be fully re= paid for making The PLUNDER STORE a visit this week. The different lines in every de partment is most complete and, as October is a month of change able weather, it is the proper time to prepare for tho winter season. The Underwear Department Offers many inducements for the cautious buyer. AVe offer a line of children's heavy fleece-lined winter weight at 10c, 16c, 19c and up. A lot of boys' fleece-lined ribbed shirts and drawers at 18c. Badies' jersoy ribbed vosts and pants, lleece-lined, at 19c, 23c, 25c and 29c, furnished in gray, white or ecru. A special line of ladies' iino ribbed underwear, assorted colors and a variety of makes at 49c. See what we offer in Ladies' union suits at 50c. Men's heavy gray mixed shirts and drawers at lUc or 38c por suit. A splendid assortment of men's underwear in all kinds and makes at 49c to 99c. Large People often find it difficult lo got large size undorwear. Wo provide ex tra sizes in ladies' and men's in various kinds. We show A Great Array infant's, children's and misses' fall and winter Hcadwear in all tho late and popular styles. Nearly Everything you could aBk for «in mittens, shoes, hosiery, etc., and Klothing for Kold Klimates. Our Footwear department is especially complete thissenson: Infant's kid shoes, all colors, fancy stitched, 19c infant's kid shoos, all colors, fancy, lleece lined, 23c infant's black button shoes, from 25c up ladies' fine dress shoeB, black orcolored, lace and button, at 99e aud up to the finest hand-turned dress shoe. 4#^ am j*- ms Boy's and men's shoes from the everyday work shoo to the finest dross shoe. ALL AT UNDER REGUL'AIt PRICES. ti I# I 1 The Kold Weather ^Provider." He also Keeps Konslderable Klothlog, toft Mason Work.- I am prepared to furnish estimates and guar antee satisfaction on all kinds of Mason work. C. P. Miixkk, *7g Manchester, IOWA. SO Acre. Karm adjolnlUK tills city for sale, Terms easy Inquire of Duonsok & Cauu. tf Dance. After the Thursday evening per formance at the Central Opera House, an old time dance. Harmony Orchestra will lurnish the music. Remember the date, Thursday, October 5, and don't you miBS It, Annual Oonvention W. O. V. For the above convention to be held at Seattle, Wash., the Chicago, Milwau kee & St. Paul By.. will sell excursion tickets to Seattle and Tacoma, Wash,, and to Portland Oregon at one lowest lirst class limited rare for the round trip. Tickets will be sold Oct. X2th, to loth. Good to return until Nov. 16th. 40w2 Fall Festival at Chicago, Oct. 2, to 10, the Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul By. will sell excursion tickets to Chicago and return at One Fare for the round trip from all stations in Iowa. Good to return until Oct. 14 tb. 40wl Chicago Fall Festivities. Which will include the laying of the corner stone of the new government building, will be held Oct. 4, to 11th, 1899. President McKinley, Admiral Dewev, President Dlas, of Mexico, and Premier Laurie^ of Canada, will be present onvthis notable occasion. The Chicago Great Western lty. will sell, commencing Oct. 2nd, excursion tickets to Chicago at the rate for the round trip of One Fare. Good to return till October 14th inclunive. For further information inquire of any Chicago Great Western By. Agent or address P. H. Lord, General Pass. & Ticket Agent, 113 Adams St., Chicago. 39w2 HALF RATES Oct. 2,3,4, s, 6, 7, 1899. 1 lie Cedar Rapids Carnival Is assuming the proportions of an. Omaha Exposition or a World's Kalr. and tlie Illinois Central Railroad Company lias made lialf rates to Cedar Rapids and return from all Its points wltlitn 100 TO- Carnival,» STREET FAIR Good AND Roads Convention, we has not in tho past 20 years attempted in the line of entertainment in wnlch Dubuque __ anything in the line of entertainmentln'^wHIoii hereitlzeusweroso thoroughly united and over which all are enthusiastic no U(n»n DA ..U1L..I as the week of camt- val, to be given October 3rd to 7th, There will be amusements for everybody, aud of a char acter that will command the respect and uro worthy the patronage of tlie most refined and best citlzonn-of the large territory tributary to Dubuque. The street parades, the exhibits of agriculture and industn&l products, the gorce ous street decorations and the Midway Plalsance will be first-class of their kind, and In addition to the amusementfeatures tho praetlca has not been overlooked. On October 5th a Good Roads convention, under the auspices of the National Good Road Association wiube held, and men of national reputation and of large experience in road making will dlsouss import ant phases of this question. A plecq of road will bo constructed showing how it can be the mos successfully and economically done. Every roa supervisor within 150 mlless of Dubuque shouU attend this convention. It is impossible to Indicate which of the live will be the most in teresting day of the Carnival. All will be fine. •Dubuque, however, wlU have one attraction that Is worth going miles to see—one that no other city in Iowa will have. We refer to Tain's won derful production, "Dewey's Victory at Manila." Everybody should see this thrilliug and accurate representation of the event that nas made the name of Dewey a household word. Tho Illinois eompany will make a rate of ONE FARE for the round trip from all its points within 150miles of Dubuque. Tickets to no sold October 2nd to 7th, inclusive, good to re turn until Oct. 9th. For full particulars as to de tails of the carnival, address G. H. Day, Secre tary, Dubuque. J. F. MERRY, A. G. P, A., 111. Gent.h, R„ 33^8 Dubuquo, Iowa Something NEW IN LEATHER JEWEL CASES, Pocket books, and Calling Card Cases. Just what v, Every Lady Needs We have a finejine of Silk umbrellas with FANCY HANDLES. Call and see them. TO BREEDERS OF HORSES I wish to call tho attention of breed ers to tho fact that I have bought and shall keep for servico the fine black FRENCH AND NORMAN STALLION "LION" said to be the beet draft stallion over owned In the county. Will breed a tow mares this fall. Season Septem ber and October, 1899, at 812 to in sure. I also have KENTUCKY HERO and the Arabian Pony Stal'lon, CAPTAIN. These horses can be seen at my feed barn, east of the Globe Hotel. M. W* Shelden Excursion Rates TO THE To Be Held At Independence, Oct: 19, ao, 2i, 1899: The Northeastern Iowa Teaohbn' association lias become one of the popular educational tatherlngs of the state, and If we may Judge rom tho program of the Independence conven- Ion, It will he one of the most Interesting and Dstructtvo teachers' meeting ever held In the' state. A rate of one and one-third fare on the cortlllcate plan has been made by tlie Illinois Central Railroad Company from all its points within sevonty-fire miles of Independence, and eTery teaoher and others ospeclally Interested In scnool work are cordially Invited to attend, 89W4 ,T. F, MERRY, A. G. F. A., 111. Cent, R. B., Dubuque, Iowa. Help the Cause. There haB never been a political cam paign that will equal in importance that of the one to be fought next year. The republican party, backed by the money power of this country and Europe, ia aiert and aggressive. Flush ed witb4he victory of three years ago it will seek by every means in Its power to maintain its supremacy. Democrats must be up and doing.. Tbey must wage an unceasing war up on their enemies. In no better and more effective way can this be done than by the circulation of good, sound democratic newspapers. Tbe publisher of the Chicago Dispatch, the great nati onal democratic weekly, will send to every new subscriber for three montbB a copy of the Ghioago Dispatch for ten centB. If you are nor already taking the great political weekly, send in ten cents at once. You should not only do thiB yourself, but you should Induce all frour friends to join with you. By a ittle effort you can easily raiBe a club of ten or twenty subscribers. The Chicago Dispatch is indorsed by William Jennings Bryan and other democratic leaders. Address The Chicago Dispatch, 120 and 122 Fifth Avenue, miles of that enterprising city. Not only liavo tlie half rotes been made, buta special train Is scheduled to leave the Rapids at 10:80 p. m„ Wednesday. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4,6, and 7, going as far north as Manchester. This gives uvorybody an opportunity to enjoy the evening festivities anil reach home at a seasonable hour the same night. See other bills for Carnival attractions. J. F. MERRY, aow2 A. G. P. A., III. Cent. B. R., Dubuquo Iowa. Half Rates 31tf Chicago, 111. Notice! Notice is hereby given that I have given my Bon, Egbert F. Emerson, his time, and that from this time hence forth, I will not be responsible for his debts or maintenance. 39W2 H. B. Emerson. Manchester, Iowa, Sept. 25, 1899. ILLINOIS CENTRAL R. R. H0MESEEKER8' EXCURSIONS IN JUNE, JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER and OCTOBER I The Illinois Central will run Homeseekers' Excursions to cer tain points in the South on the lines of the Illinois Central rail-. road and Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroads (rom all stations west of and Including Aldon and from all points on the Lyle and Cedar Rapids branches on June 18th, July 8rd.l7tli and 8ist, August Htb, Sep tember 4th and 18th and October 2d aud lOtEL and from all points east of and Including WH llams ONE DAY LATER than the dates named. The new "Southern Bomeseekers" Guide de scribes in detail the agricultural advantages, the soil and products at alrpolnts south of the Ohio River on tlie lines of the above-mentioned roads. For a copy address the undersigned.- Eor information concerning railroad-land Id the fertile Yazoo Valley of Mississippi address E. P. Skene, Land Commlsslonerl. C. R, R„ at Chicago. Home-seekers' Excursion tickets will also be sold from stations in Iowa east of and including Cedar.' Falls, and from points on the Lyle and 9dar Rapids uranches, June 20th. July 4th and I8th, August lat and 15th, September ctli and 10th and October &d and i?th to points on the Illinois Central rail road to which the one way rate is 17.00 or over In South Dakota, Minnesota and in lowa to points west of Ackley, Inclusive,: except points west of LeMars. Homeseekers' Excareions to Points on Other Lines of Railroads. ThelUinois entral will also sell on the ilrst and third Tuesdays In June, July, August Sep* tember and October,. Homesee&ers' excursion tickets to points on foreign lines of railroads in many of the Western, Southwestern and South*1: era States. For rates, routes, etc.. inquire of your nearest ILLINOIS CENTRAL TICKET AGENT. All Home-Seekers' Excursion Tickets aro sold at a rate of ONE FARE PLUS $2.00 for the round trip. Tickets limited to 21 days lor return. J. F. MERRY, A. G. P. A., IU. Cent. R. R.. 25W18 Dubuquo. Iowa. DON'T YOU NEED A NEW HARNESS We have the right kind at the right kind of prices. Come in and LOOK THROUGH our line of horse ur nlshings—a complete line of Ai goods. H.R.EATON R. W. TIRRILL ^1 Is Loaning Honey as cheap as any person or Corpor- -v ation. Lite the Pyramids The Pyramids are one of the wonders of the world— not for beauty or art in de sign, but simply because they have lasted so long. This lumber stock of ours is like the pyramids because of its lasting qual ities. The lumber we sell you is the kind that gives complete satisfaction. Stop in here before you start lo do your build ing and see what we can do for you in the way of sav ing you money and giving you vnlue for every cent you spend yvith ua. flollister Limber Co.