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1 1"^.$%M.~ 4 -f ryu liW®'' i!sf I- "1-'-' 5i- AWt TM1 M«*9, THt HKLIAUtK MgWi^IS- l^ii^ farther Particulars of the Heoent ^Fight at Calamba Shows Courage of Soldiers. O a of he E and Direct Fire of Their Men. Filipinos Squally as Brave, Are Unable to Hold Their Position. Love, walking erect along the front of rir. his men, was shot In the arm. Insur- gent officers were equally brave and Vm.'i. stood at the top of the trenches direct Ing the fire of the insurgents till they Wore Wiled, when the Filipinos fled. During the fighting on the north side of the town a' small body of insurgents attempted to enter on the south side, but the cavalry repulsed them. The to tal American loss at Calqmba was sev en killed and twenty wounded. Sixteen dead insurgents have been found. The American garrison, at Morong is going to Calamba. A body of Insurgents vis ited Tay Tay, where they killed several natives friendly to the Americans. The Death List. '.Washington, Aug. 1.—Gen. Otis has cabled the following casualties in the Calamba battle: Killed: Fred. Supplnal, quartermaster ser geant Company I, Twenty-first Infan try. at Calamba, July 26. Wounded: Fred L. Ballau, Company H, First Washington Infantry shoulder, slight. Peter Christie, Company D, Twenty first Infantry temple, severe. Charles Grottendlck, Company F, Twenty-first Infantry abdomen, se r?vere. Goodwin J. Lane, corporal Company I, Twenty-first Infantry back, severe. ~'f William H. Phillips, Company H, vTwenty-flrst Infantry hand, slight. James A. Reese, Troop G, Fourth Cavalry leg, severe. J. Virger, Battery L, Third Artillery, at San Fernai^o, July 27 car, slight. The war department hop received the following death report in addition to the ,11st connected with the battle at Cal a'mba: William Beauchane, Company F, 'First Idaho, July 24 peritonitis. Christian Boaold, Company H, Seven teenth Infantry, July 22 syncope. John J. Bowen, Company G, First California, July 24 dysentery. Thomas Brether, sergeant Company B, Ninth Infantry: dysentery. Frank Bohner, Company M, Twenty third Infantry, July 11 diarrhoea. Chafles Gardinell, Company F, First California, June 15, at Carlota, Negros baccabulos. John M. Gamble, Battery It, Third Artillery, July 26 stabbed by natives. George Geller, Company A, Twelfth Infantry, July 27 enteritis. Wesley Lytle, Wyoming infantry, July 23 diarrhoea. Henry Lehmay, Third infantry acci dentally shot. May 6. Peter Manx, Company F, Third In fantry, July 25 typhoid fever. James McGuire, quartermaster ser geant Company B. Sixteenth Infantry accidentally shot, July 22. Frank J. Murray, Company A, First California, June 23 tubercular menin gitis. William Nichols, Company E, Fourth Infantry, July 23 anaemia. John F. Walker, corporal Company G. Fifty-first Iowa, July 25 typhoid fever MORE \OLUNTEEU8 SAIL. Tranaport Grant Leaves Manila With Hie Contingent. Washington, Aug. I.—Otis cables: "The transport Grant sailed yesterday, with seventy-eight officers, eight clti sens and 1,353 soldiers and discharged men from Wyoming, Idaho and North Dakota organizations. They left behind about 200 discharged men a good many re-enlisted. The Minnesota regiment and* discharged men are next for ship ment In a very few .days." Otis also notifies of the arrival of the transport Pennsylvania, which sailed from San Francisco July 1st, with six companies of Col. A. S. Burt's Twenty fifth colored infantry. SATISFIED WITH OTIS. President Said to Have Expressed Approval of the Commander in the Philippines. Washington, Aug. 1.—A Washington special to the St. Louis Globe-Democrat 'says: President McKinley has testified to Gen. Otis his full approval of that officer's work In the Philippines. A mes sage to that effect has been sent to Gen. Otis by Secretary Alger, 'acting under the president's instructions. This much of the message has been made public: "The president directs me to say that he Is perfectly satisfied with the work you have accomplished, and believes you have done as well as could have been done under the circumstances." In answer Gen. Otis sent a 4 e*«^-*fl«riikJ"»T.4V«»™AI-»..-M'Kru•-.*.•»•.iVhi*Mf.'t«rirj'?c-,i»'Lj'.%*rav.«"vi*«r.»»n^'r^rj "WTMK- T.-».»I S&'P«i(^iwii«V«r MHit, aiNo APOftlM *NB MOMEV. trot. XXV But Manila, Aug. 1.—Sunday's flgbt at Calamba was a warm one. The Insur gents -were unwilling. to abandon the place, which la the key to the lake road. Hall, hearing that Gen. Malbar was preparing to make an attack, sent Maj. Weisenberger with three companies ot the Twenty-first Infantry, three troops of cavalry and one of Hamilton guns to .attack the Insurgents. This detachment found a thousand rebels behind hastily made intrenchments. The rebels held their fire until the contingent of the Twenty-first Regiment was within 300 yards, when they Bred a volley. The Americans dropped in the grass out of fill'sight and returned the fire. Lieut. long dis patch. Officials are willing, to make public only a small portion of It Thit portion practically In these 1 ••rymue* Umwords Mofl- I vV:'««:i!i.-r*i.TWii»»-5rf J-j:?^v»«i'*i dence the president has expressed In me, and assure the president that I have no other ambition or thought than to fulfill the president's instructions. With the plans now matured, believe that we can suppress the rebellion In a reasonably short time with honor to the United States and satisfaction to the president." Gen. Otis referred to the cruelty of the rfiltpinos in warfare, and their in ability to recognize the benefits of re publican institutions. He said that mil itary operations were suspended solely oh account of the weather and the ex change of state troops for regulars, and that his colleagues on the Philippine commission supported his view in civil and military matters. REBELLION STILL STRONG. Insurrection In Manila as lgoroua as Ever. San Francisco, Cat.. Aug. 1.—An of ficer of one of the volunteer regiments in the Philippines has written the fol lowing letter to the Associated Press: "Manila, June 27.—The arrival of the rainy season finds the insurrection as vigorous as it has been at any time since the outbreak. The insurgent arm ies are well recruited, notwithstanding their heavy losses, and are well fed and clothed. They have profited by their five months of warfare against the Americans. They are fast adopting American tactics and are becoming bet ter disciplined and more skillful in the use of their weapons. "One hundred thousand soldiers should be here ready for business by the beginning of the dry season in No vember. Garrisons could then be sta tioned at strategic points. "A continuous warfare cannot be car ried on in this enervating climate by the same troops. Frequent reliefs are necessary. Troops should not be kept here longer than a year. Men from a northern climate retain their native vigor for six or eight months after ar rival here and then begin to succomb to the various ailments of tropical weather. This is exemr'lfied in the cases of the volunteers and those regu lars who have been in the Philippines-' since last summer. The most of them are saturated with malaria, many have rheumatism, and all are greatly debili tated.' They are unfit for further duty, and recuperation seems slow and un satisfactory. "The 8,000,000 people of the Philip pines are as highly civilized as the 12, 000,000 of Iijexico. If the American peo ple will imagine the Uniteif States tc have acquired Mexico against her will and to be engaged In an attempt to put down a universal rebellion of Mexicans with 20,000 troops they will have a dup licate picture at close range of the sit uation in the Philippines with the ex ception that the climate of the Philip pines is from 10 degrees to 15 degree more tropical than that of Mexico." INDIAN WAR IN MEXICO. Sanguinary llattlo In Yuqul lUver Valley—One Hundred Killed. St. Louis, Aug. 1.—The Globe-Demo crat's -Oritz, Mexico, special says: Any doubt that the Yaquisons are on the war path in earnest was dispelled to day when the news reached here that several Americans and Mexicans were killed In towns In the Yaqul river val ley. The courier who brought the news declares he saw a desperate fight forty miles south of Oritz and that he has positive evidence that J. F. Remley, a merchant of Hermosillo, and E. Miller, a photographer, were among the killed. Gen. Torres, commander of the first military zone, who is in the field with the Twelfth regiment. Is reported among the slain. It is impossible to secure accurate iigures as to the total number of kilted, but estimates of fifty on each side are not considered exces sive. NO MORE YELLOW FEVER. Authorities Believe Tlicy Can Con line It to Soldiers' Home. Washington, Aug. 1.—The marine hospital service has received no advices ot further cases or deaths from yellow fever at the Soldiers' Home. As time passes and no fresh point of infection is created the authorities grow more con fident that they will be able to confine It to Its original limits. Eplfleinlc Not Spreading. Washington, Aug. 1.—Surgeon Vick ery, In charge of the Hampton Soldiers' Home, telegraphs that the epidemic is not spreading. Two cases and on death occurred in the past day. Dr. White, of the Marine hispltal service, wired Surgeon General Wyipan from Phoebus today, saying there is little doubt there "had been infection in Phoebus." The place is under quaran tine. The Iloyal Keguttu. Cowes, Isle of Wight, Aug. 1.—The re gatta of the royal yacht squadron opened today with beautiful weather and big crowds. The starters for the queen's cup were the prince of Wales' Britannia, Emperor William's Meteor, Satanita, Rainbow, Betty, Roseneath and Cetonia. The Britannia and Meteor passed the starting line together. The Britannia took the lead, but the Meteor rounded Lymlngton Spit buoy a minute ahead, with the other close up. The Meteor allowed the Britannia ten min utes. The Meteor finished at 3:45:15. The Britannia finished at 3:56:50 Satarita at 4:13:50. The Meteor won. Cabinet Crista at Urussels Brusstfs, Aug. 1.—The cabinet this morning decided, i.t view of the rejec tion yesterday by the parliament com mittee of all government electoral bills which had been referred to it, It was their duty to resign, which they pro ceeded to do. The king is now confer ring with Desmet De Mayer, former premier. America lluys Island*. X'X Buenos Ayres, Aug. 1.—According to advices from Magellan Strait, the American minister at Santiago, Chile, has definitely purchased various Islands of the Wellington archipelago, with the object of establishing coaling stations. Astor Becomes a Briton. London, Aug. 1.—The Gazette an nounces that William Waldorf Astor became a naturalised British subject on July 11. Oew«r IiCotm Trlctt, Trlest, Aug. l.~Dewey sailed for Na ples at 4 o'clock this aftersooa. Secretary Alger Formally Retires and His Successor Inducted Into Office Today. CMV' Ceremony Witnessed by Cabinet Officials and Others—Alger Leaves For Michigan. Revolution Almost Certain In San Domingo—Jiminez May Be Pres ident—Samosn News. Washington, Aug. I.—Elihu Root took the oath of office as secretary of war at 10:45 today. The ceremony occurred in the large office of the secretary of war in the presence of Secretaries Gage and Hitchcock, Assistant Secretary Meikel john and a large number of army offi cers In uniform, other employes and of ficials. The oath was administered by Judge Cole, of the supreme court of the District of Columbia. Alger escorted Root to the office and after the ceremony bade his former as sociates good-bye, congratulated Root and the administration, and conclud ing: "May God bless you and give you strength." The general left at noon for Detroit. AFFAIRS IN SAMOA. Malletoa's Followers Express Desire for Annexation—Osburn Chief Jus tice. Apia, Samoa, July 26.—Via Auckland, N. Z„ Aug. 1.—At a meeting of the Sa moan commissioners, just held, both parties signed the agreement abolishing kingship and president, agreeing to an administrator with a legislative council of three tri-partlte nominees. The com missioners left her on the transport Badger, July 18. At a meeting of the Malietoa party, speakers, expressed a desire for annexation as the best solu tion of the questions In dispute, but did not set forth by what country they desired to be annexed. United States Consul Osburn will act as chief justice. Dr. Self, German presi dent of the municipal council, claimed the right to act as chief justice under the treaty. The commission withhold ing its unanimous consent, he resigned the office of president, claiming the commission's action was an insult to his honor and nationality. The German commissioner, Sternberg, prevailed up on Self to witlfdraw his resignation in favor of Osborne. Mataafa is seriously ill. TO PROCLAIM REVOLUTION. San Domingo Itebels Favor Ap pointment of .Tlmlnez. Cape Haytien, Aug. 1.—rFrom a dis patch just received from a reliable source, it is learned that a revolution will be proclaimed today or tomorrow in the republic of San Domingo in fa vor of Don Juan Isidro Jimlnez. According to this dispatch, the entire western portion of the republic has de clared in favor of Jiminez, and he is the only candidate for the presidency throughout the rest of the country- United States Likes Gonipi. St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 1.—A Washington dispatch to the Globe-Democrat says: If there is to be a new president of San Domingo chosen the good wi'.l of the administration at Washington will probably be shown to Maximo Gomez, the leader of the Cuban revolution. Unless there should be strong annex ation sentiment developed in San Do mingo, Gomez is likely to prove more acceptable to the United States as the future president of the island than any of the other aspirants. The adminis tration has had dealings with Gen. Go mez, and while his conduct In all re spects has not been such as to fully satisfy the people and the military gov ernor of Cuba, Gen. Brooke, he has acted so incomparably better than any of the other Cuban leaders that the ad ministration feels kindly disposed to ward him. Gomez is a native of San Domingo, and the presidency of that republic would be a fitting crown to his career. As was shown in these dispatches last night, the island of San Domingo is practically mortgaged, to United States capitalists. Its future is there fore a matter of grave concern to the United States. If a request for annexa tion should come from the congress of Sap Domingo it is almost certain to re ceive favorable consideration from the congress of the United States. Annexation would afford the surest protection to the vast American Inter ests in the Island. But If the people of the Island do not want annexation then the United States will be con cerned about the next best step to pro tect the interests of its citizens. The administration cannot, of course, exercise any direct influence In the election of a president for the island. But the knowledge that the adminis tration at Washington has a prefer ice among the aspirants will not be without its effect. One thing is certain, and that is tha't the Dominicans will have to determine the future of their country in an orderly way. The ad ministration will not permit the island to become a prey to revolutionists. The Washington officials are not crossing any bridges until they come to them, but there Is hardly a doubt that if serious hostilities should result In San Domingo over the choice of a successor to Heureaux, President Mc Kinley would step in and exercise a protectorate over the Island until such time as he shouldalearn what the wishes of congress were on the subject. Takes Issue W ltli Uomez'a Secretary. Havana, Aug. 1.—The Diario de la Marina cojnments upon an interview with Senor Nolasco, the secretary Domingo, that he of Gen. Maximo Gomez, in which Nolasco is quoted as saying, In regard to Santo would not be prised at the fulfillment that things there sur of his hopes will be -quickly ar ranged and'that the soldiers of some humCottaflaa MtUm *Ul Uumm. a»t IPs MABSHALLTOWN. IOWA. TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 1899 only order but civilization and culture there. The Diario says Nolasco refers to the Americans and that it would not be surprising if the Americans should think, after reading such* a statement from a representative of Cuba, that the Spaniards and not the Cubans are de fending the independence of Cuba. FlKuereo Accepts Presidency. Fort de France, Martinique, Aug. 1.— The latest advices from San Domingo report that Gen. Wenceslayo Figuereo, the vice president, urged by a number of his friends, has accepted the presi dency, promising to retain the present conservative ministry in office. Pend ing the meeting' of congress. Gen. Fi guereo will assume full responsibility and power. Only In the environs of Moca is the agitation caused by the assassins and their friends apparent. The governor of Moca has taken measures for the preservation of order, and great activity is displayed by the troops of the garrison, as an attack is expected at any moment. At San Lorenso de Guayubin, the governor has appealed to all trie people of the city to pledge themselves to co operate in the maintenance of order. Commerce Is paralyzed throughout the country. HURRICANE IN SAN DOMINGO. Heavy I.omscm on Sea and Land CauHvd by a Fierce Storm. Fort de France, Island of Martinique, Aug. 1.—News Is arriving slowly of a violent hurricane In San Domingo last Friday, which caused immense damage. Three large schooners which were in the roadstead of San Domingo were wrecked and only one man of the crews of the three vessels.was saved. After striking San Domingo the hur ricane moved to the northeast, devas tating the country between San Do mingo and Cotui, forty-four miles from the capital. The telegraph lines suf fered heavily and great damage was done along the seacoast. There were numerous floods, caused by the overflow of the River Yuna, near Cotul, and the Ozama at San Domingo. The full extent of the damage is not known. HAIL DESTROYS CROPS. Severe Storm In South Dakota. Desmet, S. D„ Aug. 8.—A terrific hail Sstorm passed over this section last night, totally destroying the crops on 2,000 acres and severely damaging sev eral thousand more. Only a little grain In the path of the stnrm had oeen cut. The full extent of the damage has not yet been ascertained. LUMBER PRICE HIGHER. Big Lumber Men Decide to Make Hates $ I Higher. Minneapolis, Aug. 1.—A committee of practically all the big lumber manufac turers of the northwest, in session here, decided on a raise of one dollar a thou sand in the price of lumber. Illinois firemen. Pekln, 111., Aug. 1.—The eleventh an nual tournament of the Illinois State Firemen's Association began this morn ing and will continue three days. Conir peting teams are here from Napervillo, Chicago Heights, Areola, Charleston. Edwardsville, Mason City, Blue Island, Venice, Canton, Dixon. Litchfield, Pe oria, South Peoria. Madison, Monmouth. Bushnell, Mount Pulaski and Clinton. Seven hundred firemen are in the city and thousands of sightseers. There was a parade this morning of the unformed firemen with apparatus. Wednesday morning there will be the content of steam fire engines and a hand engine contest. Murdered Hy nir Indian. Amherst, Mass., Aug. 1.—Eugene Pa kahpuer, a graduate from the Indian school at Carlisle. Pa., shot and killed Edith Morell, aged 17. at the home of Mrs. J. F. Morell. in South Amherst, last evening. The Indian had been em ployed on the farm for about a year, and during that time he had paid much attention to the girl. The deed with out doubt was the result of Miss Moreii's refusal of bis attentions. After the murder the Indian set tire to the barn, and the fire which followed destroyed the house, barn and outbuildings. The police are searching for the murderer. The Democratic Issues. Milwaukee, Aug. 1.—The committee appointed July 20 to draft an address to the democrats of Wisconsin issued that document today. It defines the leading issues of 1000 to be trusts, money and imperialism says the plat form of 1S96 should be reaffirmed, in cluding free silver at sixteen to one says Bryan was the first public man to come out on the question of imperial ism. Holleriiinkers strike. New "iork, Aug. 1.—A strike of boller maktrs and iron workers in this city and vicinity began today, including 300 men at Morse'? shipyard, Brooklyn, where work is being done on govern ment vessels, and 600 men at Burlee's shipyards, Staten Island. They demand shorter hours and more pay. Killed Wife and Self. Shamokin, Pa., Aug. 1.—John Thomp son and wife, an aged couple, were found dead in their home near here with a bullet wound in the head of each. There Is every Indication that Thomp son murdered his wife and then com mitted suicide. It is said that Thomp son was very jealous. Beveridgo llenrd From. Washington. Aug. 1.—Consul Harris at Nagasaki has informed the state de partment that Senator Beveridge, of Indiana, over whose whereabouts anxi ety was felt by friends, is all right. He was on the steamship Empress of India, which has been detained in quarantlnj at Nagasaki. Cremates Himself. Amherst, Mass., Aug. 1.—The body of Eugene Lakahpuer, the Indian who killed Edith Morrel and then set fire to Morrel's barn, was found today burned to ashes in the barn. The Indian killed the girl because she rejected his ad dresses. Murder in Georgia. Leesvllle, Ga., Aug. 1.—WUllam Jar rels shot and killed Jerry Fowler arid his' son Joseph at Burr's Ferry. The shooting grew out of a trial for alleged hoc theft. Jarrels was «rr«st«4. iSJ Senatorial Contest Proving the Most Interesting Part of the Repub lican Convention. Both Parties and 1 heir Friends on the Grounds and Actively At Work. Candidates For the Judgeship Also "Mixing" With the Crowd— Temple's Interview. Special to Times-Republican. Des Moines, Aug. 1.—Take out the senatorial contest and Iowa republicans find so little this year on which they disagree that the state convention would be "llat, stale and unprofitable" were It not for that interesting by-play. The friends of Senator Gear and Mr. Cummins are on hand watching each other and making hay whenever the sun shines in their immediate vicinity. Mr. Cummins mixes with the crowd in the corridors and has a cordial and ap preciative word for all his many friends. No man in Iowa knows bet ter how to do this "mixing," and to this fact Mr. Cummins owes much of his popularity and success. Senator Gear, J. W. Hlythe, Senator Mac-Arthur and others came in from Burlington Monday noon and proceeded to make themselves felt. Senator Gear stirred around in the crowd, and found his friends as he has been doing, lo, these many years, and he showed as much alacrity and skill in finding his way around among politicians as ever. In the course of the evening he gave out an interview, when urged to declare what lie thought should be in the plat form. He was very firm for a strong sound money declaration, going as far as to say that it should demand legis lation to perpetuate the gold standard. He added a plank on trusts to his rec ommendation and, of course, said that the platform should cordially endorse the administration and policies of Pres ident McKinley and Governor Shaw. Never was so iiitlc heard about plat form or the personnel of the committee that Is to make it. It will be a formal ity, merely, so general is the agreement as to what it should contain. It will be short, too, and all minor and vexing matters will be excluded. Judge Sherwin made a very strong Impression upon the politicians here from the moment of his arrival. He looks like the solid, vigorous, able man that he is. and with the active support ers and experienced workers who are here in his interest he was bound to make a good showing. He has made it understood that he is not here merely to score, but to do his best to win this time. Judge Burnham holds his strength firmly in hand and if he had Linn coun ty he would surely be nominated. That loss is recognized by his supporters and opponents alike as his greatest weak ness. Where it is understood, of course, it does not hurt him so much, but it can not be explained to every one. The anti-Burnham anti-Hubbard men are here from Cedar Rapids pouring oil on the flame, and occasionally a little red fire. Their motives are not the best, to be sure, but their acts count. Some of them are proceeding from the motive of disappointment at decisions Judge Burnham has made, and not from a de sire even to injure Judge Hubbaid. One of them has a brother who had a ease before Judge Burnham in which a mortgage was set aside as fraudulent and in which the supreme court went still further in affirming the decision of the lower court and put the brother in a worse light than Judge Burnham had done. Judge Kurnham's friends claii*x that he will overcome all this and will be nominated because he has the or ganized strength to do it. The southern Iowa candidates. Judge Sloan of Keo sauqua, and Judge Fee of Centervllle, will make a good showing, too. Noth ing is said against their ability or fit ness for the supreme bench and they have personal following all over the state. Judge Robinson will undoubted ly have the most votes on the first bal lot. He will be nominated if the other candidates continue ther fight among themselves long enough. His strength is widely scattered and will be gradual ly Increased in the same way. though if a big break comes' some of the other candidates would probably profit more than he. The auditorium is far from complete and only the first balcony and part of the boxes can be used. The stage will be seated and the room, though rude in appearance, will be better in most ways than the convention has had before. It will put all the delegates in a more compact bodj and will afford all a bet ter chance to see and hear. When fin ished it will be all that could be asked in Iowa. The remarkable interview given out by M. L. Temple, of Osceola, in which he comes out strongly for Gear and de clares that Mr. Cummins had nothing to do with the Temple amendment fight in the legislature and was willing to compromise on it in the republican state convention two years ago, has at tracted wide attention. Mr. Temple says he is for Gear and that his county Is and that it is not for Cummins. He goes into the bolting record of Mr. Cummins rather severely and extols Senator Gear, while expressing his ad miration for Mr. Cummins personally. It is a significant statement, consider ing the fact that Mr. Temple is still fighting the C., B. & Q. Railway Com pany on one oC the cases that caused him to introduce the famous amend ment which bears his name. The inter view in full was printed in the Creston Gazette yesterday. Chairman Hancock had a hard time deciding whether he would be chairmaii again or not. Strong iniiuences pulled him both ways. He has more on his hands than any one man ought to un dertatte, with his big race meeting the last of the month, his private horse business and wholesale business. It keeps him at work row eighteen or twenty hours a day and his health Is beginning to- show the effects tf the Illinois—Showers and thunder-storms tonight and Wednesday southerly winds. PAG IS OSE TELEGRAPH AND GENERAL: More About the Calamba Battle. Otis Gives List of Casualties. Fatal Wreck on Nortnwestern. Elihu Root Takes Oath of Office. The Trouble In San Domingo. Ante-Convention Gossip Burnham Making Gains Today. l'A»K TWO. IOWA AND GENERAL: The Nebraska Regiment. Alger Issues Reply to Critics. Senator Burrows on the War, News of the Day. 1'AtilC TlIltEK. IOWA NEWS: Death of C. C. Oilman at Eldora. Klondike Gold Hunter Returns. Shooting Affray at Lake View. Big Day at Storm Lake. 1* AGES FOUlt AN 1) FIVE. EDITORIAL: Unanimous for Gold. Last Week's Conventions. Tragic Life and Death. Looker-On's Observations. Topics and Press Comment. Iowa Items jind Newspapers. PAGES SIX AXlisnm. CITY NEWS: Storm Levels the Corn and Small Grain. Latest from the Gold Hunters. Chance to Secure a War Trophy. Annual Library Board Meeting (on page 5.") Brief City News. J»A Kifsrrr. IOWA AND GENERAL NEWS: Monday Markets by Wire. Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin. The Sporting News. strain. He has not been well for soma months, the nervous tension being too great. His family is very anxious to have him retire from politics. On the other hand, he feels that he should not leave the party which has honored him without more notice and without a man trained in headquarters to ta'ke his place. Mr. Hancock enjoys the work, too, and the associations it brings him. He managed the last campaign suc cessfully and was urged not to retire at this time. This is one of the best-natured convention crowds that ever assembled. There is no bad feeling, either in the Judicial or senatorial contest. Special to Times-Republican. Des Moines, Aug. 1, p. m.—The Burnham people have their nerve up this morning and hd\e making gains and holding their own in good shape. The Second district ts coming to the scratch, as it ought to, considering what the Fifth district has done for the Second in the past. Scott, Jackson, Johnson, Iowa and Clinton are expected to give Burnham nearly their solid vote. An ultimatum has been served on the Sherwin people that they must come in and help nominate Burnham if they expect anything in the future. Both Burnham and Sherwin can go to the supreme bench, Burnham this year ,a.rid Sherwin next, if they stand togeth er: but if not, neither of them will get there, for Burnham will throw to Rob inson, it is understood, if Sherwin per sists in staying in the race. The senatorial question is cutting some figure, too, on account of the ac tivity of J. E. Blythe for his townsman, Sherwin. It will be a good thing for Gear if Burnham wins with Sherwin's help. There is no change in the situation on the platform, but it is evident that the declaration in regard to trusts will be very conservative and will not pledge the party to the impossible. The state central committee held a meeting this morning, but did nothing of importance beyond the divis ion of tickets and the arrange ment of other details of the convention. The auditorium is good condition for the convention and the committee is satisfied with it. Chairman Hancock will undoubtedly remain in control of the party organi zation another year and will conduct the campaign this fall for Governor Shaw and the legislature. Mr. Hancock made no declaration to the committee this morning and persists that he ,has not made up his mind, but it is general ly understood that he will remain as chairman. That is the opinion of mem bers of the committee. No one seems to have any definite idea as to the permanent chairman ship. Both sides in the senatorial con test would like to have it said that they had named the man. but a conservative element wanted a neutral man selected. It will be some old wheel horse with a reputation for business-like behavlm and a guarantee against speecn mak ing. The crowd is smauer than usual on the day before the convention and the interest is away below par, because there is so little element of contest. It will be an easy going, but short, con vention. The bulk of the crowd will come in tonight. Most of those who are here now came with a special mis sion. Cninf 4ra^\e BULLETIN. The Weatliep. Iowa—Showers and thunder-storms tonight Wednesday, fair except show ers and thunder-storms in the south east winds shifting to northeasterly. jLOZ BUBSHAM GAINS. Fifth District Candidate for Supreme .Judge Winning Voles in tliu .Pre liminary Skirmish. JP". W. BICKNELL. DRUNK MAN ATTEMPTS LIFE. Charles Penn, ofKldoru, Mnkes Two Efforts to Commit Suicide. Special to Times-Republican. Eldcra, Aug. 1.—Charles Penn, on in temperate laborer, attempted to hang himself last night. He was discovered and cut down. Later he made an un successful attempt to cut his throat while erased by liquor. date Jn Dally wOluwAi witk t» 4MH 5 other rtntf im viooe yourselves which paper pHrtn THE NEWS FW8Tt Then order the T.-R. for quickett mwl TH«IC Months. M*«t. $«.*•. •NX). 189 Fast Mail Train on the C. & K. W. Wrecked and Four Trainmen Killed. Six Others of the Crew Injured, One Fatally—Wreck Occurs Near Des Moines River. Train Leaves the Track and Rolls Over and Over—The Dead and Injured. Special to Times-Republican. Boone, Aug. 1.—Train No. 9 on the Chicago & Northwestern railway, known as the overland fast mail, was wrecked at a point three and one-half miles southwest of this city at 4 o'clock this morning. The wreck was the most disastrous that has occurred on the Northwestern In recent years, and as a result four of the train crew are dead, another is fatally injured and five oth ers are more or less seriously hurt. The dead are: JOHN MASTERSON, engineer, ot Boone. GEORGE SCHMIDT, fireman, of Boone. J. J. O'BRIEN, express messenger, ot Chicago. D. F. STONE, chief mail clerk, of Chicago. The injured are: A. W. Hoyt, assistant mail clerk, of Chicago, fatally. F. E. Ackert, postal clerk, of Cedar Kapids. I'. M. Shirk, trainman, of McCaus land. D. C. Rorick, postal clerk, of Dixon 111. F. S. Legastoof, express messenger, of Chicago. George Lindell, mail clerk, of Chica go. It is thought that all of the injured will recover with the exception of A. W. Hoyt, assistant mail clerk, who is ter ribly bruised and crushed. No. 9 is the new fast mail and express train put on by the Northwestern a few months ago, and Is by far the fastest frain in the service of the company. It carries through mail and express, but no passengers. The train left Boone this morning on time. J„ st before the Des Moines river is reached there is a sharp curve, and in rounding this at a high rate of speed the train left the track. The survivors say the engine and cars rolled over and u\\r away from the curve of the track, landing in a ditch spanned by a high culvert. The engine and all the mail and express cars are almost total wrecks, and the wonder is that any of the train men escaped from the wreckage alive. It is thought that a loose rail caused the train to leave the track, or that a rail was loosened by the train in going around the curve. The train is a light one and Engineer Masterson had re cently been sot up from the freight service. After the wr-ck word was sent to Booue and assistance was secured from here. The dead and injured were re moved from the wreck as quickly as possible and-were brought to this city The track was not badly torn up ami traffic was delayed but a short time owing to the fact that the wrecked en Bine and cars cleared the track after leaving the rails. The stretch of line in the vicinity of the Des Moines river is the worst on the Northwestern road, and the companv ia at present expending thousands of dol lars in securing a better crossing of the river and valley. Another Account, By Associated Press. Boone, Aug. l.-The west-bound fast mail of the Chicago & Northwestern left the tracy at "Kate Shelley curve just east of the Pes Moines river bi ldgc, at a O'CIOCK this morning. The following were killed: Engineer JohnV Masterson, Boone Fireman Arthur Schmidt, Boone: Postal Clerks G. Stone. Austin, 111., and J. j. O'Brien! Chicago. The following were more or less In jured: Postal Clerks Ackert, Dixon, 111. A. W. Hoyt, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 1C. H. Shirk. McCausiand, 111. and C. C. Doorick, Dixon, III. Messenger and Helper I*. L. Figafoos, Missouri Valley lowa. 'Ihe cause of the derailment Is un known at present. The engine und all the cars went over the bank. Nothing is left of the express ear except the wheels. Th- postal ear was badly reeked. The dead were placed in iiarge of the undertaker here. The in jured are being attended to in a local hospital. BOATS COLLIDE. Secretary Long Aboard the Dolphlu Whlch CoIHUoh With Kerry float. New York, Aug. 1.—A collison oc curred this morning between the ferry boat .sew ioiK and the gunboat Dol phin. The bow of the gunboat Out through the men's cabin of the ferry boat to the teamway and into the en gineroom. The New York's main shaft was broken and considerable machin ery damaged. The Dolphin's bow was bent, but she was otherwise uninjured. Secretary of the Navy Long wtt aboard the Dolphin.