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Stye ^Democrat.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18,1899.
OFPIOIJM.PAPBR OPOITY AND OOUNTY
Democratic State Platform.
We, tbe democrats of Iowa, in convention as*
sembled, unqualifiedly and unreservedly endorse
ihe Chicago platform of 1890, In whole and tn de
tail and declare our unwavering fidelity and ad
herence to the satnA* aid we jirocttlm cgr ad*
miration for and loyalteltf thatXwlegrexp®
nent of demooratlojpitfiY^es,
favor his nomlnatiot lK4£Kk^F
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Second. We refolce *ftrinat exulfBtl senti
ment and motive that prompted the govern
ment ol the United States to take up arms in
defense of the bitterly oppressed people of Cuba,
In the successful termination of the war with
Spain and In patriotism and unsurpassed brav
ery displayed by otif soldiers and sailorfon land
and sea. The warforthe liberation of the ty*'
ranny-curaed island was worthy the greatest re-'
imbue and most civilized nation that has flour
ished tn the tides of time but, for thb same rea
son that we glory in the successful war with
Spain we depreeateandcondemntho war against
the Filipinos. One war was for the emancipa
tion of a people, the cither for the subjugation ol
a people ana if the war against Spain was right,
and it was, that against the natives ofthePblllp-
nnes, who have committed no offense save to
Uberty aAdbe willing to figbtand to die for
It, Is wrong. Tbe attempt unauthorized by con-
5slands
ress, to eonquef the natives'or
the
Third. We view with alarm the multl plica
tlon of those combinations of capital commoniv
knowu -as trusts, that are concentrating and
monopolizing Industry,
crushing out Independent
producers of limited means,- destroying compe
*'SuP'i
lheopportunities
Bes
for labor,
artificially limiting production and raising prices
and creating an, industrial condition different
from state socialism only in respect that under
socialism the benefits or production would go to
all, while uuder the trust systom they go to In
crease the fortunes of tbe few. These trusts and
combines are the direct outgrowth of the policy
°f tbe republican party, which has not only fav
ored these Institutions, but has accepted their
support and bollcited their contributions to aid
!LlHp •Vetolnlng power, which has placed
the burden of taxation upon those who labor and
roduce in times of.peace and who fight ourbat
in time of war, while the wealth of the
country Is exempt from these burdens. We
H'lfi WHcy. It is our solemn con-
Action that the trusts must be destroyed or they
^'!de«troyfree government, and we demand
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b.¥
"peal of theprotec
"d. otow privilege conferring legis-
ation responsible for them, and by the enact
MP F^W^on. state and national, as
will aid In their destruction.
./fourth. We condemn the present system of
letting convict labor by contract to private per
sons or corporations as now in vogue in the state
2» j£5a!. recommend that the same be
abolished and that convict labor be employed
?o ®lyand only to such work as will not bring it
latocompetltion with free labor.
Fifth. We urge that the legislature of this
SrHi *»ar®fu^y consider the existing liquor laws
JM!,Seeliminating the objectionable
ietttures°fthe mulct law ana substituting there*
i«riCR(uUJ legislation, Just and fair
»tlio lDierests of true temperance
condemn the administration of
LeslloM. Shaw and the republican pb,rty for
weakness and lnelllclency ana for subservience
to the monledand corporate Interests as
opposed
to the latere,ts of the people.
I.
t'l.e
support of the foregol&R principles we
cordially Invite tbe active co-operation of all
lovers of liberty and equality.
Tbe Transvaal David has gone out to
engage in mortal combat with ttie Brit
ish Goliath.
Bryan Is speaking to'great crowds in
Kentucky. Fully 15,000 people attend
edhis meeting at Mayfleld. In bis
speech there he assured the people that
the Chicago platform of 1896 was a de
claration of independence,- written not
for a day or a year, but for a generation.
Oom Paul Kruger with 20,000 men
faces all tbe hosts of the British Em
pire, willing to light and to die if God
so wills it, but unwilling to surrender
the liberties of his people. There is not,
in the world's history a grander exam
ple of pure patriotism and manly cour
age. May the God of battle protect the
liberty loving burghers of the Transvaal
Republicans Waking Up.
', We fave great hope that, the, rank
and file of the republican voters are be
ginning to perceive that the administra
tion's policy, which from-time to time
has been blurted out by Mr. Hanha
will have for its result the degradation
of the flag, now the emblem of liberty,
into a symbol of conquest and vassalage
and thiB hope is greatly strengthened by
the frantic appeals whiph 'tbe. "republi
can wirepullers are making to We pres
ident to extend his stumping t-our to the
far west, as well as by tbe.frank declar
ation of Mr. McKinley's managers that
the situation in the middle west bor
ders on the desperate.—Atlanta Consti
tution.
The Democratic Policy.
(Atlanta Oonstltutlon.) .r.
The democratic position 1B that the
llag should be defended at all hazards
whenever and wherever an attack. is
made upon it. At the same time those
who are attacking it under a misappre
hension have a right to be instructed 8b
to the meaning of the flag. Up 'to the
present time both sides of it, every stripe
and evety star, and all its colors, stand
for the rights of man, for liberty and
independence and for self-government
It cannot mean Independence in Cuba
and spoliation And conquest in the L'hil
ippines. A war begun in the name ol*
humanity cannot be permitted to end in
the name of conquest and in behalf of
trude without giving the republic itself
a moBt grievouB wound.
A Price Which Will Stagger Hu
manity.
(Special Cable Dispatch to The World.)
!_
iti
Pretoria, October 11.
World, New York:
Through the World I thank American
friends moBt sincerely for their sympa
thy. Last Monday the republic gave
England forty-eight hours notice within
which to give the republic assurance
that the present dispute will be settled
by arbitration or other peaceful means
and troops will be removed from'the
borders (of the Transvaal.)
This expires at 5 p. m. to-day. The
British agent has been recalled and war
is oertaln.
The Bepublics are determined that if
they must belong to England a price
will have to be paid which will stagger
humanity. Have, however, full faith
that the SUn of Liberty shall arise in
South Africa as it arose in. North
America. President Kruoek
[111
Bank at
Monticello, In'd., Oct. 12.—The Bey-,
nolds bank, at Reynolds a village of
800 people a few miles from here, was
looted by robbers about '3 a. m. The
safe was blown up by dynamite and
from $3,000 to $10,000 secured. The
explosion demolished the frame build
ing In which the bank was located.
People tlrst on tbe scene saw two rob
bers fleeing in a buggy. The sheriff
and four deputies began tracking the
robber* wlth^bloodhounds. The thieves
7 rS
Boer* Destroy an Armored Train
Near Mafeking.
FIFTEEN BRITISH SOLDIEKS SLAIN.
Oriental
is a repudiation of the American doc­
trine of consent, affirmed in the Declaration of
Independence, and in conflict with the principle
for which George Washington and his fellow
patriots of the revolution made sacrifices to
establish. We also condemn tbe war against
the Filipinos, believing It to have been inspired
by Great Britain for the purpose of producing
conditions tliat will force an Anglo-American
alliance, and we not only protest against the
war and demand Its termination by extension to
the Filipinos of the same assurance given to the
Cubans, but we record our deep-seated antagon
ism to an alliance with Great Britain or any
other European power, and expresses our defla
tion of the attempts made In British interests to
disrupt the friendly relations which have uni
formly obtained between the United States and
Germany. We oppose the conquest of .the
Philippines, because imperialism means mili
tarism, because militarism means government
by force, and because government by force
means the death-ef government by consent, the
destruction of political and Industrial freedom
and the obliteration of equality of rights and the
assassination of democratic institutions.
0^iik« ne Stm Burghers Croaard
Hi^iBiMle||fto Oupe Colo lyjtind Ocuu*.
pled Plilllpntown Impel-In wfeserves lu.
Natal Called Out—Firth Dcal^oni Ar
rive at Durban from India and Start at
Ouce for the l^ronl.
London, Oct 1G.—According to dla
patclics from the front the Boers have
made several attacks upon Mafeking,
all of which have been repulsed. The
Boers, it Is reported, have seized "the
railway station north of 'Fourteen
Streams, between Vryburg and Kim
berley.- Fighting is still continuing In
the neighborhood.
The Exchange Telegraph company
has received a dispatch from Cape
Town saying that the Boers have
blown up another armored train, car
rying telegraph operators from Mafe
king.
London, Oct. 14.—The livening News
publishes the following dispatch from
Capetown: "An armored train has
been destroyed south of Mafeking.
Fifteen British troops were killed. The
Boers shelled the wreckage after the
train was derailed."
A dispatch from Paris late In the
afternoon says: "The Boers, with
twelve guns, are preparing to assault
Mafeking."
The Boer forces, with artillery, ac
cording to a dispatch just received
from Standerton, broke camp at Sand
spruit, -moving In the direction of Na
tal.
London, Oct 13.—A special from
Ladysmlth says the Boers occupied
Laing's Nek tbe moment the ultima
tum expired that they are now pour
ing into Natal, and that Ingogo
Heights have been occupied. Official
confirmation of tbe announcement that
the Orange Free State burghers have
noon uima
dubbah TOB
urninit
entered Natal by way of Van Reenen'e
pass Is at hand. It leaves no further
room for doubt tbat acta of war have
already been committed and that the
campaign has begun. News of an In
vasion on the", northern border is also
probable, and, therefore, a clash be
tween the forces of Briton and Boer
Ctfiin6t long fe delayed, if, indeed, it
ha« not occurred already,
bltuainon on the EYontlan
This morning's dispatches furnish
ample details of the situation on the
frontier and enable a clearer exposi
tion of the military 'siatus. It now
seems that the Boers intend to aot In
two columns, those from the Transvaa)
Working ., trojn the north and those
from the Orange Free State working
from the weBt, with the object of beep
ing tbe Brltisb forces at Ladysmitb
and Dundee Occupied, while parties of
Boertf'sllp past to destroy tbe bridge*
along the railway forming the line of
communication between the British at
Durban, Natal, tbe advanced base at
Pletermaritzburg, and the front
It Is regarded as possible tbat the
Boers will attempt to occupy Bstconrt,
where there are only 100 men of the
naval brigade, and the news that the
Boers are raiding Zululand in the
neighborhood of Estcourt Is taken aa a
confirmation of this possibility.
Natal Train Seliad.
Dispatches from Durban, Natal, con
firm the report that the Orange Free
State authorities seized the' Natal
train that was leaving Ladysmlth for
Harrismlth. They also stopped a train
due.to leave Harrismlth in tbe after
noon... .All the rolling stock bas been
ordered down the country out of reach
of seizure.
-It Is understood that telegraphic
communication with the Transvaal
ceased punctually at 5 o'clock
Wednesday afternoon (Transvaal
time). A dispatch from Durban says:
"The Imperial reserves In Natal have
been called out. Everybody has left
Charlestown, tbe last train bringing
away the railway staff to Newcastle,
while the exodus from Newcastle also
continues. The Fifth dragoons have
arrived from India, landed Immediate
ly, and at once proceeded for tbe
front."
Burgher. -Stater Cap* Colony.
The Free State burgers, according
to a-private message just received in
the city of London, have crossed the
Orange river Into Cape Colony and
have occupied Phlllppstown. Their
object, it is supposed, is to cut the
railway at De Aar Junction, which is
considered an Important strategic
point.
According to a dispatch from Cape
Town it Is asserted there tbat the
Boers have arranged with Chief Llncb
We, a prominent chief on the north
western border, to take up arms
against Great Britain.
BIDS ViltUWELL TO KRUGEEL
Brltisb Diplomatic Agent Takes Imvs
of tbe Transvaal.
Gape Town, Oct. 13— News bas
been received here that the British dip
lomatic agent in the Transvaal, Mr.
Conyngham Greene, paid his formal
farewell visits to President Kruger
and the tlgh Boer officials at Pretoria
Wednesday evening. In the Gape
botise of assembly Thursday Premier
fichreinet made an Impassioned appeal
to the country and the press to pre*
serve the peace.
It is asserted that Mr. Schreiner re
fused to sign the proclamation of the
governor of Gape Colony, Sir Alfred
Mllner, declaring all persons abetting
the enemy 4n a state of war against
Great Britain to be guilty of treason.
It is understood that the military au*
thorities will Immediately establish a
censorship over all telegrams to and
from Gape Colony, as has already been
done In Natal. All the available
troops of the garrison of the Cape dls*
trlct have been despatched to a point
haB pioved nearer the western border
'J dter j?ivier.
THE 6RAY*
National Reunion of VaUram Hild at
EvamvlUfl, Inrt.
Bvansville, Ind., Oct. 12.—President
MeKinley and his cabinet came from
Chicago to attend the national reun
ion of the blue and the gray. A heavy
rain was falling, but despite this 10,•
000 veterans and visitors thronged
when tne presidential party arrived.
They swarmed about the president and
cabinet officers, cheering and'extend
ing their hands for. a grasp of wel
come. At the same time a presidential
salute of twenty-one guns boomed from
Camp Farragut at the Til-State Fair
Grounds. This was the signal for
whistles and bells throughout the city
to loin In.
Owing to the short stay of ihe pretl
deWt the ^arty wiis at once escorted by.
the Clevfclanfl Gvaj'g. aiid: reception'
mmmlttee,tp the fair, .grounfle, where
tpt-esldeht M&{lnl%* deu¥ered-an ad
dress. Mayor AVi M.Akln rptetlded,
and introduced C. A. De Brnler of
Evansvllle, who welcomed the distin
guished guests and veterans to the
city. Governor J. A. Mount followed
with an address of welcome on behalf
of the stsite and introduced President
MeKinley, who delivered a short
speech.
The presidential party was then es
corted back to the.4rain, followed by
a long, line of veterans- marching In.
army order, .the blue and gray shoulder
to shoulder.
The Indianapolis Mayoralty.
Indianapolis, Oct. 13.—Charles A.
Bookwalter, the Republican candidate
lor mayor of this city, announced posi
tively that he would contest the elec
tion of Thomas Taggart, Democrat
He lias employed two attorneys, one
of whom is ox-Attorney General Ketch
am. Mayor Taggart began his third
term at noon. Mr. Bookwalter Bays
lie is in possession of proof that Re
publican judges were bought and that
legal Republican ballots were thrown
out.
Bubonic"Plngne In China.
Berlin, Oct. 12.—The German foreign
office has been officially informed that
the bubonic plague has appeared la
north China and'In Asuncion island.
So the Officials at London 8eem
to Think.
LATE XETFG FROM SOUTH AFRICA.
No Reliable Information Bas Been Re*
ceiveid of Any Actual Fighting Outatde
of the Affair at Kraal pun—The 3*000
Troops' at Klmberly Reported In Good
Health—Report* of liattle* Keep Up
the Excitement In Gape Town.
London, Oct. 16.—The gradual cut*,
ting off of outlying points at the scenfe
of hostilities in South Africa from tele*
graphic communication reduced the ac*
curate news obtainable to a minimum.
Thus far, however, no reliable infor*
mation has been received of any actual
fighting outside of the affair at Krkal
^NOERTON
MAP
or
TBiNSYAlL.
pan and* occasional exchanges of shots
at various outposts. There is 'no lao)c
of circumstantial stories regarding
fighting at various points, but these
are scarcely published before they ar?
denied.
The only salient facts In the morn
ing telegrams are that the Boers have
advanced beyond Newcastle and
formed a laager near Dannhauser,
about twelve miles north of Dundee,
and that Kimberley Is Isolated and
probably infested.
Kimberley the.Center of Int«i*«t»
Kimberley haa thus become the im
mediate center of Interest. The last
message from Kimberley, prior Jq,.the
cutting of the telegraph and the rail
way by the Boers, said: "All the
troops'at Kimberley are "well.**
As there are 8,000 troops there, there
la little anxiety for the safety of the
town, especially, as the Boer forces is
said "to be only of about "the same'
strength. Many stories of brisk fight
ing at that point are -in* circulation*
but^ although the forces arc likely to
have come into contact, all alleged de
tails must be regarded as premature
and speculative, especially if the re
port, be true that the Orange Free
State troops are now in complete pos
session of the railway from Kimber
ley to Orange river.
Long- Siege Probable.
The alleged virulence of the Boer at
tacks upon Mafeking and Kimberley
can readily be understood, when It Is
realized that Bechuanaland is to the
Boers what Alsace-Lorain Is to France.
It is therefore probable that" both
towns will be forced to undergo a
long and dreary Investment before the
British are in a position to send a re
lieving column.
On the othor Bide of the country the
Boers are closing around the Brltisb
outposts and hnve already come Into
touch with them and exchanged shots.
Therefore more stirring news Is ex
pected. Advices from Cape Town re
late that excitement Is kept up there
by ceaseless reports of battles, but
that little uneasiness Is visible In offi
cial circles, where the opinion prevails
that Mafeking and Klmbterley are safe.
Mm/ Nut Attack Vrybnrjj.
It Is thought, too, that the Boers are
not likely to attack Vryburg, In Bech
auanaland, owing to the fact that the
population of that district is largely
Dutch. It is assumed that the refusal
of the Boers to accept battle In Natal
last week when General Sir George
Stewart White advanced and endeav
ored to draw them through Van Ree
nen's pass, Indicates their unwilling
ness to commence hostilities. On tbe
other hand the Boers are probably too
aBtute to play the BriMsh game at the
risk of an engagement on ground
where artillery could be brought Into
play and cavalry moved rapidly.
BOSKS ABB
ACTIVE.
Wire. Cut ud Killwty TvmIh
Torn Up.
Cape Town, Oct. 10.—The Orange
Free State troops have cut the tele
graph wires and destroyed tbe railway
track at Morvaispont, Just across tbe
Free State southern .. .border. A dis
patch from Dundee, Natal, Bays that a
__ij8» piftJwbliiiWentipfajof
surroiftaing-Dyfldtfl and JUi .cuttlu* off
tire garrison fi-om uuy eo~uimuoU-Ktion
wltli 'Gleucoti 'arid lirid^sinlth:'
It is supposed that this force la
commanded by Commandant Vlljoen
and comprises the German gunners.
Ihe rest of the Boer force from New
castle Is believed to be marching
around Gloncoe to sever its connection
with Ludysinltli. As the refugees in
Cape Town threaten to become trou-
nuu visitors mrougea blesome and have hooted and mobbed
•bout the railroad station and tbe vet-1 number of leading Dutchmen, there
enns In gray vied with the veteran* In some expectation that martial lew
HjU la will be oioclaiuiud.
mm
FORHAW K15YE FOLKS
•TATE
•outl1
ITEMS WHICH WILL BE OP
GENERAL INTEREST.
Des Moines, la., Oct. 13.—An Impor
tant decision was handed down by the
Iowa supreme .court yesterday in the
(jase of Maln,e, against tUeChlcag^Bjir
Ungton and.Qyiucy, broughtona reheatf1
lag to test tii'e' coUstlrationality of (be
Temple amendment, passed by tt# last
general assembly, prbrldlng-that (he
contract between the employed aby
railroad and an Insurance relief de
partment maintained by the road shall
not constitute a bar to proceedings
which may be Instituted against the
road for damages.
The court reaffirms Its former de
cision, and holds that Such a contract
is a bar to suits for further damages.
The Temple amendment was an Issue
In the platforms of three political par
ties here two years ago, all of whlcb
Indorsed it, but the supreme coart now
knocks It out.
IOWA MUNICIPAL LEAGUE.
DImuhm Municipal Ownership and Will
Recommend Iofl«latlon.
nes Moines, la., Oct. 12.—The
League of Iowa Municipalities began
its annual session here yesterday. The
session was devoted to addresses on
various phases of the municipal owner
ship question, addresses being made
by Mayor John MacVlcar, of Des
Moines 'Mayor John H. Bedmond, of
Cedar Rapids Hon Edward Klbler, of
Cplumbus, O., and President George
A. Gates,, of fowa college, Grinnell.
Twelve bills will be presented to the
legislature' next winter with the rec
omendatlon of the league for'simpli
fying and bettering existing municipal
laws, and conditions. These relate In
part to paid .fire departments, bridge
'I'evlcs in citles of T,000 "or over, prohib
iting, levying of tax 1n cities foBtoun
try, roads, prohibiting licensing: of clair
voyants, palmists, mind readers,.' fort
une tellers and other fakirs, regulation
of city railways, etc.
8ECTI0N HAKD~~I1T 1TJCK.
Through Hli Wife Be Inherits- Half a
Million In Ireland*
Ames, la., Oct. 12—David Hlgglns
has just been Informed that/he has
fallen 'heir to $$00,000 through the rel
atives of "his wife, Who reside in Ire
land,. Higgins. has labored for-years
as a section hand ..on the Northwestern
railway I working hard to obtain a liv
ing for his large family.
wheitt ai young man he married
•against the' wishes of bis wife's par
ents, aqd, to her death she regained
unforglveh. The fortune was. left Mrs.
Hlgglns, but she betUg dead, It rifvirted
to the children. Hlgglns has left for
Ireland, -to -claim the fortune.
Iowa Womin SuffrmgLU.
Masca 0|tyi la., Oct. 14.—Tbe state
equal suffrage convention closed a
three days' meeting in this city Thurs
day. Bey. Anna Howard Shaw, of
Philadelphia, addressed a packed house
at the ^conclusion of the convention.
Thereportof county presidents avowed
a steady growth In sentiment favora
ble to eq\ial suffrage and the A^serva
tlon ,Qf .field w'orkqrs was thfit the
'.amendment would carry if submitted
'to"the voters:'
—^.The-followlnt officers were elected:
JSCSrtsdent, .Mjf. E. 1*., BelAgjuiiloux
City vice president, Miss Adelaide
Ballard, Hull recording., secretary,
!£f6.,£#ara,Nl hey( iTes MoIiJes fcorre
s^S^g. seeretary, Mrs. Ina L.J Tay
Jor, puthyen treasurer, .Mrs. jM. J.
CoggshaH,. ,De«, Moines auditors^ Mrs.
TBll«a Hunter, foe8 Moines Mrs.
Pitts, Sioux City. -.
"•£*'!'i'i'TkSv
Red-Hen of Iowa.
s, Ja.,.Oct.
12—The
oT We
er of
iclrWIoWft*Indeptendent Oi
Bed, A(en yesterday elected offli
Ifae^yearias- follower Great
G. rP. GrCHtt, Majuoketa great senior
sagamacp, William -Knott, Fasmlng
ton great Junior sagamore, F. A. Day,
Des Moines great keeper of wampum,
F. B. Lambkin, Fort Dodge great
keeper of redords, Fred Nave, Daven
port greatjpropbet, J. T. Smith, Bur
lington. A ftate' council of Daughtera
offPocahontSrewaa Instituted with Mrs.
Lowery, ,of Keokuk, ,as great
Pocahontas Mrs. Estelle Wakeland,
Mystic, grand keeper of records. Next
year's meeting will be held in le*
Moines.
Fr.sltleiit'1 Trip Aoroa. Iowa.
Des 'Molnes,, la., Oct. 13.—The ar
rangementa for President McKinley's
trip across Iowa next Monday have
been.changed and as now planned he
will leave'SlOux^ City Monday morn
ing on .the Illinois Central with a spe
cial train accompanied by a party of
prominent Iowans. Short stops and
speeches will be made at Lemars,
Cherokee, Storm Lake, Manson, Fort
Dodge, Webster City, Iowa Fills,
Waterloo, Manchester and probably a
'few other points. The previous ar
rangement was for a trip at night,
leaving Sioux City Sunday evening,
which would have allowed speeches at
only a very few .places.
Railway. Will Aik More Hyp,
Des -Moines, Ia„ Oct. 18.—It is' an
nounced the Iowa railroad will appeal
at the legislature at tbe coming session
for another extension of time for
equipping all cars with air brakes. As
'first passed it required all cars to be so
equipped Jan. 1,1890. The last session
extended this one year and the roads
have been unable to comply. The de
lay thlp time is due to inability to get
tbe equipment built and the request
will doubtless be granted.
Priest Robbed of a Gold Watch,.
Fairfield, la.-, Oct 13.—Father Nod
ler, of this city, has been robbed of a
valuable ^hunting-case gold watch. The
watch Is worth $125, but is more val
uable than that to Father Nodler, as It
Is an heirloom. Its maker was tbe
.Appleton-Tracy company movement.
1720175 case, 174322.
ftlauy Hurt In a Collision.
Dallas, Tex., Oct. 10.—Near the State
fair grounds, in tbe eastern suburbs,
a trolley car. on the Rapid Transit
Street railway, iilled with passengers,
collided in thi afternoon with an ex
cursion train on the Gulf, Colorado and
Santa Fe road. Of the forty-nine pas
sengers off board the street car, nearly
half of them were hurt. Six were seri
ously injured and three of these can
not live.
FOUK KILI.EIt ON CROSSING.
Wagon Containing Father and Thr.n
Daughter. Struck by Train.
Philadelphia, Oct. 14.—An accident
at Riverside, near Burlington, N.
resulted In the killing of Fred George
and his three daughters, aged 4, C'and
8 years. George, who runs a truck
wagon, was giving his three children
a-riOc when, in attempting to cross the
railroad track on" the Amboy division
of the Pennsylvania road, a passenger
train struck, the wugon.
Two of the children were caught on
the engine pilot, and the third was
thrown a considerable distance on the
fide of the road.
whOntJie"
.... go on tbe fatal
ride, but was denied the privilege.
FIVE THOUSAND KILLED.
Frightful KfT.-otof an Earthquake In the
InIhiicI
of Cor.in."
The IIiiKue, Oct. 14.—Official dis
patches from Batavlu, capital of the
Netberlaud Indies, confirm the reportB
regarding the- earthquake in the Isl
and of Corau. It occurred on Sept. 20
N#t only tbe tgwn of Aqtheij MI &•
4 -v
Island, was de-
I stroyed. but several other villages
were wrecked. The official advices de*
clore that no fewer than 5,000 people
were killed, and hundreds of others
seriously iujured.
Kenosha to Greet MoKlnley*
Kenosha, Wis., Oct. 10.—Mayor Gor
man has Issued a proclamation asking
all..factories to shut down during the
houi' of President McKinley's visit to
Kenosha Tuosdny, so that- employes
-tha.v hnve-oppnrtnnlty to see Kim. The
public schoolsvwill also close.,.. The
mayor and a committee will meet sind
weltome the president, asslstecfby a
brass band and Kenosha's lone cari
oou, which has a habit of failing to
go off at the right time. A temporary
stand Is to be erected for the presi
dential party and city officials near
tile depot.
AMERICANS IN PERIL
Insurgents Plan to Capture the
City of lloilo
AND MASSACRE TROOPS THERE.
Great Tension Between the Vlaayan* and
Tagitloa, the Former Being Incensed to
the Point of Rebellion—More Troop*
Soon to Leave 8an Frauolsoo for the
Philippines Fifty-Plrst Iowa To
Wurmly Welcomed at San Franctsooe
Manila, Oct. 10.—Mail advices from
Xlollo state that there is great tension
between tbe Visayans and Tagalos,
growing out of tbe Tagalos holding
Araneta, a leader of the Visayans, a
prisoner since the threatened Vle
ayan revolt against Tagalo domina
tion a month ago. The Visayans are
incensed to tbe point of rebellion.
While the Tagalos nominally control
only the military organization of the
so-called Filipino republic, they have
crowded out the Visayans from the
civil branch, whereat there is great
discontent.
The Tagalos are reported to be con'
centratlng the troops In Panay, at
Santa Barbara, where Delgado, chief
of the revolutionary government, com
mands, with a view to putting them
selves in a position to suppress the
Visayans.
Plan, to Massacre Americana.
Feur thousand Tagalos, who have
been held in reserve at Caplz, in the
northern part of the province of
Panay, last week embarked In cascoea,
the net's purpose being to land at
Conception, whence the troops would
marcb to Santo Barbara. Adverse
winds prevented the landing, however.
General Palion's forces, from Buena
Vista, are also reported to be going to
Santa Barbara. Tbe insurgents will
have 12,000 men and 3,000 or 4,000
rifles there. General Maganna, ac
cording to letters, plans to attack the
anburbs of lloilo with this force, carry
the city, and slaughter-tbe Americana.
A body of Tagalos, estimated to
number between 600 and 1,000, recent
ly crossed from Santa Barbara to Ea
calante, on tbe Island of Negroa, for
the purpose of aiding Intepapalso'a
bandits In keeping under restraint the
Inhabitants, wbo are friendly to the
Americans.
MORE TROOPS TO LEAVE SOON.
Thlrty-Plrst Infantry To B. Followed l»y
Forty-Ninth Volunteers, Colored.
San Francisco, Oct! 16.—The next
regiment to go to the Philippines after
tbe Thirty-first Infantry, which
been in quarantine on Angel's island,
is the Forty-ninth" infantry, U. S. V.,
a colored regiment. Several officer* of
tbat regiment have arrived and the
regiment is expected to arrive from the
south jthis week.' The Eleventh cliy
alry Is vapidly getting Into shape' to
go to the front.
The first Washington regiment will
be mustered out' Oct SI and will leave
Immediately for home. The First Mon
tana regiment, Colonel H. C. Kesaler,
will be paid off and will leave for
home Wednesday. Tbe Kansas regi
ment expects to be mustered out en
Nov. 8.
The returning volunteers of the Fif
ty-first Iowa Infantry will be given
rousing reception on their arrival in
this city. A large delegation of clti
sens of the state has arrived In this
city and will await their arrival. It Is
headed by Adjutant General W H.
Byers, Frank H. Merrlam, state audit
or, and Secretary of State G. L. Dob
son, representing the governor.
SS Wasson Knllsts as a Private.
Boston, Oct. 16.—Among the mem
bers of the Forty-sixth regiment
whlcb will leave for Manila via San
Francisco Is Sergeant JameB A. Was
son, graduate of West Point and ex
paymaster In the army. Wasson grad
uated from the academy at tbe head of
his class, was promoted In the service,
was sent to Egypt by President Grant
to assist the khedlve In reorganizing
the army and subsequently went on
similar mission to Japan, where he
rose to high favor. Returning to the
army of the United States he fell into
evil ways, became short In his ac
counts, and was cashiered. He be
came a civil engineer In Missouri, then
went to Japan and helped that conn
try In the war with China. Now he
has re-entered the American military
service as a non-commissioned officer.
Filipino Treaaury Looted*
Tacoma, Wash., Oct. 16.—Mall ad
vices say that Baldomero Agulnaldo,
brother of the Filipino leader, recently
stole $80,000 from the Insurgent treas
ury, and with five servants sought to
escape to the American lines. While
Baldomero was asleep the servants
took the money from under his pillow,
divldede it, and escaped. Fearing to go
to Manila penniless, Baldomero re
turned to the Filipino capital and was
Imprisoned by orders of his brother,
who declares that he will not alter the
death sentence when Baldomero is
found guilty ol' treason.
Boys' School Burns.
Chicago. Oct. 10.—As the result of
lire In St. Mary's training school at
Feebanvllle 100 boys are homeless, the
Institution is a smoking heap of ruins
and six other buildings are destroyed,
at a total loss of $200,000, with an In
surance of only $00,000. Archbishop
Feehau's summer home was the only
building on tbe grounds of tbe Institu
tion that was saved from the fury of
the flames.
Fire U^lroys a Block and a xiair.
LaCrosse, Wis., Oct. 10.—A telephone
message from Bnngor, Wis., a town of
2,000 Inhabliants eighti-en miles east
of here on the Milwaukee road, states
tbat Saturday a Ore started In the
Opei a House and a block and a half
on Main Mti-eet was totally destroyed,
Including TCisen hotel, the Opera House
and Wood's hotel and numerous bust
ness houses.
Shot and Killed a Rurglnr,
$• QeorgftS, body Wfta Vrlezlaar was. shot and killed by the
whfero "proprietor. The identity of the bur^
W a passing freinhtCi glar Is orat Voown'r«ut -in-his pocket
«e, J|htl'Kglar is not ttiowni-'JwMn his pocket
.'lh»' twain. MMm ww founil.a book containing: tbe name
fig"*®.-,atl^p "E. M.liennedy, Waterloo, la.," The
loss, She .having but one child left a body Is being held for Identification,
-boy, who begged to go on tbe fatal
a
Volunteers lu Cape Colony,
London, Get. 16.—Tbe Evening News
publishes a dispatch from Cape Town
saying that, as the Cape ministry re
fused to call out the volunteers for the
defense of the colony, the Imperial
authorities have done so. On tbe oth
er band, tbe Cape Town correspondent
of The Dally Chronicle declares that
the Imperial authorities have never
S
S5&
gardlng the resignation, or Intended
resignation, of the Cnpe premier, Mr.
Schreiner, Is Incorrect
CABLEGRAM FROM OTIS.
H. Tell, of the Movement, of Troops la
the Philippine*.
Washington, Oct. 16.—The following
cablegram from General Otis has been
received at the war department:
'Manila, Oct, H.-^Sehwnp,'!! column
swung into linns frota 'Diis Marinas
yfcsterdny morning?'ea'tffped at BScodr
last night lias scattered-iustirgeiits
who probably retiring by detachments
on Iiulaug. Condition of roads pre
vented further pursuit 125 men Thir
ty-seventh volunteers, Major Chetham,
drove insurgents south and westward
from lake town of Muutinlupa yester
day, pursuing several miles and retired
to Bacoor last night by Zapote river
rond loss throe men killed, two wound
ed,' one missing. Seliwan's movement
very successful Inflicted heavy loss on
men and property of southern iusur-,
gent army he roports their casualties
at 200 killed and 400 wounded their
stored supplies destroyed. Toung
moving from Arayat north and west
ward yesterdny, scattered Insurgents
who retired northwest his casualties,
three slightly wounded considerable
store of grain enptured."
SLOOUMVILLE.
The coming of the President to your
city was well advertised throughout the
county, and he drew a big crowd. He
very kindly expressed himself to Mayor
Steadman, saying he was much pleased
with the people'of this section and he
also spoke of the ladles as being the
moat intelligent looking ladieB he has
met with in tbe west.
We noticed no one who enjoyed them
selves more than Esquire Emerson at
the MeKinley rally.
It is with more than ordibary pleas
ure that we record the nnparalleled suc
cess of our Delaware county fair, and
that it was such a grand success was
due to the untiring zeal of our friend,
E. J. Conger.
John Riley, who is running for sup
ervisor needB no introduction to the
people of Delaware ccounty. His
straightforward business transactions
will win him a large vote In this and
Adams township.
ltoss Sites is busy furnishing stone
for the John Place buildings.
Will Barry has been to Dubuque and
reports having a pleasant time. His
oldest son, Richard, is going there to
sohooi the first of next month. We
wish him good lnck.
lirother Farmers, when you are in
town you should step into Kalamitlee
and get one of those fine cigars he IB
passing around. When he paid bis
rent to Charley Seeds tbe first of this
month, Charley handed him out a box
of first class cigars as a present for his
twenty years occupancy of tbe building
he is in. Slocum.
BOOK PRAIRIE.
A. O. Seward returned home from
Dickenson county last Tuesday.
Arthur Spare has erected a new wind
mill.
Isaac Shear, of Spirit Lake, came
Tuesday to visit his sister, Mrs. J. O.
Bushnell and other relativesand friends
here. Mr. Shear moved Away from
this neighborhood-about sixteen years
ago. ,,t
B, Sheldon departed ^Thursday even
ing for Minnesota to^see the country
and visit his two sons, Thomas and
Hurt, who are living there.
Miss Birtha Welso, of Earlvllle, ..was
visiting in these parte the past two
weeks,' the guest of W. Ghilds' and A,
S. Coon's families.
Mrs. Verna Smith. has been making
her parents Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Ilig
man, a visit recently. Her home is in
South Dakota.
Mr. and Mrs. W. CMids expect to
start for Marshall, Minn., next Tues
day -to visit a nelce of Mrs. Childs.
Tbey will visit other places in
Minnesota before tbey return home.
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Putnam and
grand daughter Faith, returned Tues
day evening from their extended visit
in the southern part of this state, Mis
souri and Chicago.
*TH£29OP£1"
V:M
Otley, la., Oct. 10.—-A burglar who
bad entered the-general store of J. D.
By the Governor,
nuiunoi.
SSS.dSJ.J?JSSS.'^?eUrox,mo-
Pursuant to Law, I, LESLIE M. SHAW. Gov- AUCTION!
ernor of the State of Iowa, do hereby proclaim will offer for sale at public auotion oil tbe J.
and raRke known that at the general election to Stock's farm, three and one-half miles north
be held upon the Tuesday next after- the first
Court,'ln
The office of Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion
The office of Railroad Commissioner In the
Place of Edward A. Dawson.
Tpt® °r the electors of the several legislative
districts named hereinafter:
The offlco of Senator In tbe General Assembly
from eaoh of the twenty-nine senatorial districts
as follows
Second District whloh the counties of Van
Buren and Jefferson constitute,
Third District,whlclvthecountles of Appanoose
and Davis constitute
Fourth District, which the counties of Wayn
and Lucas constitute:
Fifth Dlstrtct.whloh the counties of Union,Do'
catur and Ringgold constitute:
Sixth District, which the counties of Taylor
and Adams constitute.
Eight District, which the counties of Mont
gomery and Mills constitute:
Eleventh District, wlilch the counties of War
ren and Olarke constitute:
Fourteenth District, which the county of Ma
haska constitutes:
Fifteenth District, whloh the counties of Mar
lon and Monroe constitute:
Sixteenth District which the counties of Madl
son and Adair constitute
Seventeenth District, which the counties of
DtJ!ai,53uH£lSL!md
Twenty-fourth District, whloh the counties of
Jones and Oedar constitute
Twenty-fifth District, which the counties of
Jolmson and Iowa constitute
Twenty-sixth District, which the county of
Linn constitutes:
Twenty-seventh District, which the counties
of \Vebster and Calhoun constitute
Twenty-eight District, which the county of
Marshall constitutes
mi.._W||{C)} ^e counties of
tute
.wwuu i/tauicti which the county of
Woodbunr constitutes:
Thirty-third District, which the counties of
Buohanan and Delaware constitute
Thirty-sixth District, which the connty of Clay
ton constitutes
Thirty-ninth District, which the counties of
Butler and Bremer constitute
Fortieth District, which the counties of Allama
kee and Fayette constitute
Forte-first Diatrlctwhlch the counties of Mitch
ell, Winnebago and worth constitute:
Forty-third District, which the counties of Cerro
Gordo, Franklin and Hancock constitute
Forty-sixth District, which the counties of
Plymouth, Cherokee and Ida constitute
Forte-seventh District, which the counties of
Kossntb, Palo Alto, Clay, Emmet and Dickinson
constitute
Forty-ninth District, which the counties of
Sioux, O'Brien, Lyon and Osceola constitute
The office of Representative in the general As
sembiy from the several counties and representa
tive districts, as follows:
In each of the districts composed respectively of
the counties of Clinton, Des Moines. Dubuque,
Lee, Llnn^Polk, Pottawattamie, 8cott and Wood
bury, two Representatives:
In each of ihe districts composed respectively
of the counties of Adair, Adams. Allamakee, Ap-
Banoose,Bnchanan.
Audubon, Benton, Black Hawk, Boone,
remer. Buena vista, Butief, Calhoun.
Carroll, Cass, Ce#iar, Ccrro Gordo. Cherokee
ChlCkaFaw, Clarke, Clayton, Crawford, Dallas!
Davis, Decatur, Delaware, Fayette. Floyd, Frank
lin, Fremont, Greene* Grundy, Guthrie. Hamil
ton. Hr.rdln, Harrison, Henry,- Howard. Iowa.
Jackson, Ja»per, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Keo
kuk, Kossuth. Louisa, Lucas, Madison, Mahaska,
Marlon, Marshall, Mills, Mitchell, Monroe, MonU
Muscatine, Psge, Plymouth, Poweshiek.
Sac, Shelby, Rioux, Story, Tama. Tay
Van Buren. Wapello. Warren, Wash
a*na tTal^tm. mi- .J..
gomeryl &
Ringgold,
lor, union.
Fifty-Mventh blrtrlct, being the counties of *'ntor
Wl!$,«nfect,
p,2oAi£^noi.v!'trlct'
b®1,'e
UM
Road and spring
DO WE HANDLE THErt?
Well, we should ejaculatel
But we must close them out.
POSITIVELY WILL NOT
Carry them over until next
Season. NO!
Santa Claus
conl,tie"
of
HOUSE FOR BENT.
A good seven room house for
rent on reasonablo terms. In
quire of
west
1899, the following offices are to be filled by the
vote of the electors, to-wit:
Bythe vote of all the electors of the Ftate.
C1f7-
In TtiUmonj) whtrtqf, I have hereunto set my
hand airi caused to be affixed the Great
ft ,g*. •®S?1 ^the State of Iowa, this second day
of October, in the year or our Lord one
thousand eight hundred and ninety*nine, of
that of National Independence the one
hnndredand twenty-fourth, and that of the
[sbal]
A. S. Coon attended a special meet
ing of the directors of tbe farmer's
Mutual Fire and Lightning Insurance
Company, Saturday aud reports the
meeting satisfactory in every particnlar.
State of Iowa fifty-third.
Br
tbs
Govthe
Jbnob:
G. L. DOBSON, ""'"SH aHAW.
Secretary Slate.
SHERIFF'S PROCLAMATION.
To the jElectors qf Delaware County. Iowa:
In pursuance of the law and the proclamation of
the Governor of the State of Iowa, as found ahove,
I, R. W. Fishel, Sheriff of Delaware County,
Iowa, do ("sue this further notice to the voters oi
Delaware County:
That in addition to the above-named officers to
Demoted for at the general election to be held on
£ie«d»)r nut after the first Monday In No
vember, A. D. 1699. being
.u November 7th, 1890, I
Ihe following named officers will be voted for in
said Delaware Coapty:
A Representative, in place of B. A. Baker:
A Treasurer, in place of L. Matthews:
A Sheriff, In place of R. W. Fishel
A Suj srintendent, in place of L. T. Eaton
A Go* oner, in place of H. H. Lawrence:
A Supervisor, in place of S. P. Carter.
It Ordered That the polls, on said" Tuesday
next after the first Monday in November, 1699, be
opened in the several nreclncts of saidcoontynt
tne hour of eight o'clock in the forenoon, and
closed at the hour ot six o'clock in tbe afternoon,
under such rules and restrictions as are provided
by the statutes of the state.
Whereof, The electors of the county will take
due notice and be governed accordingly.
I? ,wltnefls whereof 1 have set my hand this
16th day of October, 1899.
R. W. FI8HEL,
Sheriff of Delaware County, Iowa.
IS A HOT PL
'WARMEST'
ever heard of those
Cooper Buggies, Surrey
WE
We will give them away
them

Cheap
-Do we want much
you'U
Do w© need the money?
UltONSON 6 CAIllt.
of Masonvllle. on
"B
THE SEVENTH DAY OP NOVEMBER, A.
same being TUESDAY. OCTOBER M, 1899,
AUUOUNI, UL 1VDE.K IF, 1BW,
sale to commence at 10 o'clock a. m., the follow-
l%)'6'2,nEal
w«iyi»wi caij«. fiJolaijd Ohina sow*..(Swwsjrlth plgg
Theoffice of Judge of the Supreme Court, In Wd other four will farrow this month], ana Si
tlvepiaceofGlfforaS Robinson: shpaU^Uso Bixty tonBof tame and wild- hay lu
». [n the barn and stack, 800 bu of oats, 180 "bu of
barley, about fip acre* of .standing corn and
•nma
SKo0.'uuwwuui^iaTvnior
l0wa
,Mco!8®ioaiSgTem'
..property, to-wit: Sixty head of
cattle, 2a head of cows, (one cow cau by side,
two cows fresh and rest will come in soon), 9
yearling heifers, 17 yearling steers tteer
BIIAA
Audubon constitute:
Nineteenth District, which the county of Pot
tawatamle constitutes:
Twenty-third District, whloh the county of
Jacksonoonatltutes
ITS
nf FAIDA*
some shocks of fodder.
FREE LUNCH AT NOON
Terms:—All sums of ten dollars and under,
cash. On all sums over ten dollars, one yoai
lime will he given on approved notes bearings
per cent Interest. GEORGE MIDKIF1'.
R. L. KoaTitiaiiT, Auctioneer.
Frank Gricpkn, Clerk.
"When our IJoya were almost dead
from whooping couslrour doctor gave
One Minute Cough Cure. Tiiev recov
ered rapidly," writes P. B. Belles, Ar
gyle, Pa. it cures coughs, colds, grippe
and all throat and lung troubles, H. C.
Smith.
The New York World, 1
Thrice-a-Week Edition.'
ALMOST A DAILY—AT THE
PKICE OF A WEEKLY.
The most widely circulated weekly"
newspaper in America is the Thrice-a
week edition of The New York World,
and with the Presidential campaign now'
at hand you cannot do without it.
Here are some of the reasons why it is
easily the leader In dollar a year journal
ism.
It is issued every other day, and Is to
allpurposea a daily.
Every week each subscriber receives
18 pages and often during the "busy"
season 24 pages each week.
The price is only $1.00 per year.
It is virtually a daily at the price of a
weekly.
Its news covers every known part of
the world. No weekly newspaper could
stand alone and furnish such service.
Tbe Thrioe-a-Week-World has at its
disposal all of therrsonrcesof the great
est newspaper in existence—the wonder
of modern journalism—" America's
Greatest Newspaper," as it. has been
justiy termed—The New York World.
Its political news is absolutely impar
tial. This fact will be of especial value
in the Presidential campaign coming
on.
The best of current fiction is found in
Its columns.
These are only some of the reasons
there are others. Bead it and see them
all.
We offer this unequalled newspaper
and The Manchester Democrat together
one year for 82.15.
The regular subscription price of the
two papers is 82.50. tf.
Personally Conducted Tours to Cali
fornia in Pullman Tourist Bleep
ing Oars.
Representative. Kansas City and the Santa Fe Route to
0 0 a
and
Nfnety-flnt Ol.trict, helng the conntie. of Win- ?°!J ?Xlnf
nebago and Worth. ing all Sunday travel. These tours
noUce
Mv«* wwutuKu ui iua conn
fllled-by vote of the electors o*
W
coed Francis B. Malloy, deceased.
'v*lre}£l All electors will take dae noUce, and
the Sherufsof the several connUeswlll tokeof
flcial notice, and govern themselves accordingly.
Western to
on el re A el an S a if or a
rou'f
Monona and Ida weather and snow blockades* Com
wrfJhtS.'SninSJSt10®'
be'°s
the co,mUoB of
avoiding COld
mencing Monday, October 23rd. and on
being the coantie. of eVery^onday foUowing one of these
new Pullman Tourist Sleeping Can
teaching Los Angeles the
F'Way
morning, UlUS avoid-
that are personally conducted by an exnerl-
SettffiMIftSM rf "''way official, whoLSmpa^tes
bric^constitnted of theconntyof Dubnqne, isto the train to its destination. The .cars
fthst county, to soc-
are well equipped for a
and are as comfortable as
V^agons.
think its
Ch»stmas
DroHit?
and we are
Vou know it! And what's More,
WE NEED THE ROOM.
Not
a.cent.
lourney
'ojlman
Sleepers, while the ptfcMj
for a double berth) tej
price in the Stanft? "dr
full informatlonif'/)B ..
Great Western iJ
T"J
Lord, General
Agent, 113 Ad
^tha
&
ifc headed by IMPORT-
Trams,
a
nice lot ot
jUding
eweB
and adorn
fa iambs
FOR SALE.
£ht hundred bead to ae- N
hect from.
1. STRAIN & SONS,
Nlasonville. Ia.
.CE,_BUTTHE
THINGS YOU
We expect to lose money on
Mr some jobs because we must sell them all
some jobs
TOO BAD to have to sell them so cheap, but we
must. Not a job on hand January ist, 1900.
That's what we are aiming for.
Goods Guaranteed?
Well, We are busy now. Come in and we will talk to you.
IF YOU'VE HEART TROUBLE, be careful. Our prices are SUDDEN
SHOCKS. Your's busily, ....
DUERST & DUERST,
DUNDEE, IOWA. THE BUQOY HEN.
h5o&sr•
COOPERS' ..
That'a Guarantee enorugh, JVHAT MORE COULD
,38! YOU ASK?
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