WEDNESDAY, OCT. 4,18»».
OFFICIAL *AF«B OF CITY AND OOUWTY
New York went Dewey mad last
Lavater divides men into three claBBes,
the retrograde, the stationary and the
Emerson once said that truth was too
simple for some people, and that they
disliked those who unmasked their il
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Great Naval Parade in Honor of
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Then followed camps of volunteers
of the Spanish-American war, the pa
rade terminating with a heterogenous
following of veterans, military and
FOR HAWKEYE FOLKS
STATE ITEMS WHICH WILL BE OF
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
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.
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.
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
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
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,
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
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
PMSONEKS MYEN UP.
Fourteeu Soldier* Are Beturned to the
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
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
London, Sept. l!!h—Tho deeisdou of
tlu* volKsrnad of the Onuisie Free Slate
to join with the Transvaal In the event
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
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.
40wa Manchester, Iowa.
will be fully re=
paid for making
STORE a visit
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
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
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.
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.
you could aBk for «in mittens,
shoes, hosiery, etc., and Klothing
for Kold Klimates.
department is especially complete
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.
Boy's and men's shoes from the
everyday work shoo to the finest
dross shoe. ALL AT UNDER
ti I# I 1
The Kold Weather
He also Keeps Konslderable
I am prepared to furnish estimates and guar
antee satisfaction on all kinds of Mason work.
C. P. Miixkk,
*7g Manchester, IOWA.
Karm adjolnlUK tills city for sale, Terms easy
Duonsok & Cauu. tf
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.
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
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
Oct. 2,3,4, s, 6, 7, 1899.
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
we has not in tho past 20 years attempted
in the line of entertainment in wnlch
anything in the line of entertainmentln'^wHIoii
hereitlzeusweroso thoroughly united and over
which all are enthusiastic
no U(n»n DA ..U1L..I
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
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
Pocket books, and Calling Card
Cases. Just what
We have a finejine of
Call and see them.
TO BREEDERS OF
I wish to call tho attention of breed
ers to tho fact that I have bought
and shall keep for servico the fine
FRENCH AND NORMAN STALLION
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
I also have
and the Arabian Pony Stal'lon,
These horses can be seen at my feed
barn, east of the Globe Hotel.
M. W* Shelden
To Be Held At
Independence, Oct: 19, ao,
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,
,T. F, MERRY,
A. G. F. A., 111. Cent, R. B.,
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
yourself, but you should Induce all
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
Address The Chicago Dispatch,
120 and 122 Fifth Avenue,
that enterprising city. Not only liavo tlie half
rotes been made, buta special train
to leave the Rapids at
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.,
31tf Chicago, 111.
Notice is hereby given that I have
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.
JUNE, JULY, AUGUST,
SEPTEMBER and OCTOBER
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
18th, July 8rd.l7tli and 8ist, August Htb, Sep
tember 4th and 18th and October 2d aud
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
the fertile Yazoo Valley of Mississippi address
Skene, Land Commlsslonerl. C. R, R„ at
Home-seekers' Excursion tickets
will also be sold from stations in
Iowa east of and including Cedar.'
Falls, and from points on the
and 9dar Rapids uranches, June
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:
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
lor return. J. F. MERRY,
A. G. P. A., IU. Cent. R. R..
25W18 Dubuquo. Iowa.
We have the right
kind at the right kind
of prices. Come in
our line of horse ur
line of Ai goods.
R. W. TIRRILL ^1
Is Loaning Honey as cheap
as any person or Corpor- -v
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
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.
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