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Aguinaldo Urges the Great Nations
to Recognize Independence of
the Filipinos.
Subtle Arguments Put Forth by the
Insurgent—Points to Spanish
Evidence to Prove ClaimB to Sov
ereignty—Dewey Referred to
—Ihe Dooument.
Manila, Aug. 8.—Aguinaldo has ap
pealed to powers for recognition of
"Filipino independence," in a document
dated from Tarlac, July 27, signed by
Buencamino. It has been received by
all foreign consuls at Manila with the
reQUest that they forward it to their
respective governments.
The Filipinos use the old argument
v7*hat they conquered the sovereignty of
these Islands from Spain before the
signing of the treaty of Paris, and
therefore Spain was in no position to
cede them to the United btates. They
argue that the possession of 7,000 Span
Ish prisoners is "eloquent proof of the
nullity of Spanish sovereignty, as when
they surrendered Spain's hold was irre
trievably lost," then saying: "Replying
to the Spanish commission's requests
for release of the prisoners, because
Spain no longer has political interests
In the island, we ask for a treaty of
peace and friendship between Spain and
the Filipinos, whereby the prisoners,
may be released. But the commission
ers refused, because it would mean rec
ognition of our independence. This is
equivalent to saying the prisoners must
etay in our hands indeiinitely, because
their possession is our most efficacious
method to adjust our account with
-Spain and obtain from her recognition
of our independence."
The Filipinos claim they conquered
all the country except Manila, that they
co-operated in securing the latter's sur
render by surrounding it, at a cost of
thousands of lives. They also claim
they conquered the country unassisted,
except for sixty guns that Dewey gave
Aguinaldo that Dewey and the British
and Belgian consuls recognized the Fili
pinos' sovereignty by asking for passes
to visit the country. They repeat their
claim to have letters from American
consuls and generals recognizing their
sovereignty and promising that the
Americans woukl recognize their inde
pendence, "which was at the disposition
Of the powers." The Filipinos attempt
to make capital of the statement that
Dewey had such confidence that Agui
naldo would observe the rules of war
that he gave him 100 Spanish prisoners,
•which the American navy captured. Fi
nally the Filipinos appeal to the powers
to influence Washington to bring to a
termination "the unjust war which is
devastating our country."
Shells i'aoto Without Warning.
Manila, Aug. 2. via Hong Kong, Aug.
8.—The gunboat Napidan last week
shelled Paete, on the lake near Santa
.•Cruz. The town was full of people who
•were encouraged to return after Law
ton's expedition, having been assured
they would not be molested if they
peaceably attended to business. Lieut.
•Copp, who was in command of the
Napldan, heard the insurgents had re
occupied the town and, steaming close
in, opened lire with slx-pounders with
,out warning the people. The people,
seeing the boat approaching, fled to the
Millls in a terrified condition, with tiara-.
,-ly time to escape. One child was killed
!ond many buildings damaged. The au
thorities express great regret on ac
count of the incident. After the taking
of Calamba by the Americans Lawton
jordered that Captain Otis, of the Wash
ington regiment, be relieved of his com
mand and placed under arrest on ac
'count of slowness and seeming reluct
once under his command in obeying an
order to disembark from the cascoes
and wade through marshes under fire.
The men say the majority of them had
been sick and unfit for duty and were
given to understand they would not be
asked to do more fighting.
ItoturuluK Volunteers.
Washington, Aug. 8.—Otis cables to*
day: "A three days' typoon rendering
work on the bay impossible passed on
the 6th inst. The transport Pennsyl
vania leaves Lllo Jebu, Jolo, this even
ing, the Sherman with the Mlnnesotas,
South Dakotas and discharged soldiers
tor San Francisco on the 11th inst., and
the Valencia and JJealanda, when coal
ed, requiring ten days' good weather,
leave with the Montanas and dis
charged men."
Spain After Prisoners.
Manila, Aug. S.—The Madrid authori
ties have ordered the Spanish commis
sioners not to return to Tarlac. It Is
reported two special commissioners are
on the way here from Spain to negoti
ate for the surrender of the SpanlSh
prisoners.held by the Filipinos.
BoKUa Coin 111 Philippines.
"Washington, Aug. 8.—Counterfeit
coins are In circulation in the Philip
pines In large numbers, according to in
formation which reaches Chief Wilkle
of the treasury secret service, from
army officers and others In the Islands.
Thus far there are few, if any, coun
terfeits of American coins In the Js
lands, most of them In circulation being
British Chinese dollars and Spanish
coins of various denominations—these
being the coins which the natives of the
islands are most accustomed to. As sil
ver is depreciated, they are all made of
base metal, and most of them can be
distinguished by their false ring.
As congress has not yet extended the
authority of the secret service to the
Philippines or any of the islands taken
from Spain, Chief Wilkle is not able
to detail men from his force to look
after the counterfeiters. Some work
has been done in this line by the fnlli
tary information division in the Philip
pines and some arrests have been made
by the provost marshal, but the mili
tary authorities can spare no time from
their proper duties to make a systemat
ic search for makers of bad money. It
is believed that many of the counter
feits are made by Chinese living in the
Otis Cables List ol' Deaths Among
tlio Soldiers.
Washington, Aug. S.—Otis cables the
following deaths since his last weekly
Cause unknown—April 0, Ralph C.
Coates, Company K, First California.
Drowned—July 24, John Mullaney,
corporal. Twenty-first infantry July
14, William H. Murray, Company K,
Twenty-first infantry Aug. 3, Albert
Boos, Company D, Sixteenth Infantry.
Typhoid fever—July 14, Richard H.
Ralph, Company B, Utah artillery.
On the Hancock at Nagasaki, of dys
entery—July 12, Christian R. Sprezzor,
corporal. Company K, Eighteenth in
fantry July 29, William Jt. Uasmusson,
corporal. Company F, Twelfth infantry
July 29, Levi W. Mellinger, corporal.
Company F, Thirteenth infantry Aug
ust 4, Edward L. Bedell, Company A,
Twenty-first infantry.
Malarial fever—July 15, James M.
Dabney, Company O, First California
July 30, John L. Gurvey, Company L,
Ninth infantry August 2. Thomas
Burchlll, Company G, Twenty-second
From wounds in action—July 14. Mi
chael Walsh, Company H, Sixth infan
try July 26, Thomas Totten, Company
L, Fourth cavalry July 31, Herbert
Tracy, Company K, Twenty-first in
Meningitis—July 30, Arthur Morse,
Company D. Eighteenth infanti y.
Pulmonary .tuberculosis—Jtll\ 31,
James McCarron, corporal, Companv U
Twenty-flrst infantry.
Pneumonia—July 31, Thomas Conway,
Company M, Twenty-firs' L-fantry.
Volvulus Ilocaeeum— August 1. James
McHugh, Company M, Twenty-first in
Suicide—August 2, Marvin R. McHen
ry. Company H, Fourteenth infantry.
Appendicitis—August 3. Clarence Ma
son, band, Fifty-lirst Iowa.
No Less Than -l«!,OOt lcn Will Sail
by Octobcr !!'J.
Washington, Aug. S.—A statement re
ceived at the war department shows
that by October 22 there will be at Ma
nila or on the way to the Philippines
46.000 men. They will all reach the Is
lands before the beginning of the dry
season. The troops to be sent from this
country are: Regiments of volunteers,
about 13.30S men: recruits for skeleton
regiments organized in the Philippines,
1,900 recruits for regulars, 3,500 eight
troops of cavairy, 96:1 marines. 400. Be
ginning tomorrow and up to October 22
there will sail from the Pacific coast
seventeen transports with a carrying
capacity of 693 otlieers and 17,370 men,
which will include nearly all the organi
zations above named.
Ills Administration In Cuba Excit
ing Unfavorable Comment
Washington, Aug. S.—Gen. Brooke's
administration in Cuba is exciting criti
cism In ollicial circles here. There has
be* an undercurrent of dissatisfaction
with his methods, but the officials of
the war department have disguised the
true condition of affairs. Strong pres
sure is now being brought upon the au
thorities here to advance the establish
ment of a civil government in Cuba.
So far as the official records are con
cerned, It is not apparent that Gen.
Brooke has done anything to comply
with the promise announced by con
gress when war with Spain was de
clared. Ho seems to haw made no
progress toward the withdrawal of the
military government, although army
officers and other officials who have re
turned from the island agree that con
ditions are ripe for self-government
there. Gen. Brooke's recall has there
fore been suggested.
An order was prepared at the depart
ment and will be forwarded to Gen.
Brooke calling upon hi in for a complete
report Oct. 1 on the civil affairs in Cu
ba. Upon this report win be based the
president's recommendations concern
ing Cuba In his annual message.
The order will compel the general to
send to the department all the reports
submitted to hint by his subordinates
which he has failed to forward.
Gen. Brooke cabled the deaprtment
"Havana, Aug. C.—Death report, Ha
vana hospital. No. 1: Robert Bird, civil
ian employe, quartermaster, died Aug
2, dysentery: Santiago. James A
Hayes, quartermaster's employe, died
Aug. 2. yellow fever William J. Money,
civilian, died Aug. 5, yellow fever Ha
vana, Duncan Marr. machinist, United
States navy, died Aug. 5, yellow fever."
Dewey Will Cull on the I'opo.
London, Aug. 8.—The Rome corre
spondent of the Daily Mail says that
Admiral Dewey will arrive there on
Wednesday and that he has asked an
audience of the pope.
According to the same correspondent
the admiral will visit London before
returning to the United States.
Cuban KUltor Protests.
New York, Aug. 8.—M. Aruanto, the
principal stockholder in the Cuban
newspaper Reconcentrndo, suppressed
by the military authorities in Havana,
arrived here today on his way to Wash
ington to protest against the action.
Commerce Commission.
Chicago, Aug. 8.—The lnter-state
commerce commissioners met today be
hind closed doors, with the executive
officers of the railroads west of Chica
go, to discuss the demoralized condition
of freight rates in tbc west.
ffi®' HA''
Friends of the Famous Prisoner
Fear He Is on the Verge of
Physical Collapse.
His Stomach Refuses All Solid Foods
—Second Day of the
Thousands Gather to Get a Glimpse
Of Dreyfus—Court In Secret
Rennes, Aug. 8.—The police arrange
ments in the vicinity of Lycee this
morning were exactly the same as yes
terday, but not more than 100 persons
had gathered at 6:30, the hour fixed for
the opening proceedings in the Drey
fus trial. As soon as Dreyfus was in
side the Lycee, however, the police cor
dons were removed and the spectators
were allowed to circulate freely in the
streets around the building until later
In.the day, when the numbers became
large and the cordon was re-estab
No demonstration was made on arriv
al of the members of the court martial
and others connected with the trial.
General Chanoine, former minister of
war, who attends the sittings to give
explanations as to the secret dossier,
came accompanied by an officer carry
ing a leathern wallet containing Chan
oine's notes and other papers referring
to the dossier, which itself remains in
a strong box in a room contiguous to
the court room. The strong box is
guarded night and day by an ollicer
specially detailed for that duty. The
secret sitting lasted till nearly noon,
when tha court adjourned till tomorrow
The day passed quietly, although a
much larger crowd than yesterday as
sembled in the hope of obtaining a
glimpse of Dreyfus during the few sec
onds occupied In crossing the street
from the Lycee to the prison.
At the conclusion of the sitting the
crowd which then numbered two thou
sand, was allowed to pass freely before
the Lycee until a few moments before
Dreyius emerged, when me chief
gendarmerie signalled an assistant, who
blew a whistle. Before the shrill sound
had c.ied away, the clatter of hoofs was
heard and a strong detachment of
mounted police, followed by others on
foot, galloped into the avenue from a
side street, wheeled, and divided into
two detachments stretched across the
avenue, and they cleared a space three
hundrd yards in front of the Lycee.
The detachment of infantry dashed
up on double quick, formed across the
avenue from the Lycee to the postern
door of the Manutentior. They stood
shoulder to shoulder, facing outwards
towards the spectators, who were mass
ed behind the gendarmes a hundred
yards off.
The cry was set up: "Here he Is,"
and the crowd craned their necks in an
effort to see him. Preceded and fol
lowed by gendarmes, Dreyfus emerged
from the Lycee, passed through the mil
itary lane with a quick military step,
eyes to the front, and with a soldierly
bearing. The crowd just saw the pris
oner's head and shoulders as he passed,
through the gaps between the heads
of the soldiers. Within a minute after
his appearance, the postern gate of the
Manutentior was thrown open and
Dreyfus disappeared within. The whis
tle sounded, the gendarmes wheeled and
galloped back to the barracks, the
crowd dispersed, the members of the
court and others connected with the
trial having in the meantime left the
Lycee by the main portal, the croud sa
luting them respectfully.
The Associated Press learns that the
court martial today only considered a
part of the secret dossier. Gen. Cha
noine gave a lucid explanation of the
points not clear to the court. The con
dition of Dreyfus is disquieting. His
wonderful will power alone gives him
strength for the ordeal. Physically he
is extremely weak. His stomach re
fuses all solid food, lie Is only able to
take milk. His family is very anxious.
Text ol' tile filial llordcroou,
The bordereau to which the court of
ca-sition has directed the attention of
the court martial at Rennes, and of
which ('apt. Dreyfus was accused and
convicted in 1*94 of being the author, is
simply a memorandum found, torn in
pieces, in the wuste basket of Col. von
Sehwartzkoppen, then military attache
of the German embassy in Paris. This
memorandum gave a list of documen
tary disclosures of French military se
crets. which it was charged Capt. Drey
fus transmitted to some agent of "a
foreign power"—towit, Germany. The
list is as follows:
"1. A description of the hydraulic
brake of the field gun known in the
French service us the '120 Court,' an'1
notes upon the construction of its car
riage. The '120 Court' Is the heaviest
gun used by the French field artillery
Its gun carriage is ingeniously con
trived so as to travel over plowed fields
and 'across country.' The projectiles
were formerly loaded with melinite, but
dynamite Is now used for this purpose,
and recent experiments made near
Menton with dynamite shells fired from
the '120 Court' guns are said to have
pulverized several thousand cubic me
ters of solid rock.
'2. A memorandum concerning tb*
'troupes re couverture" (troops in case
of mobilization to be thrown toward the
frontier so as to cover the actual mobil
ization), with modifications according
to the latest plan.
"3. A note describing the changes
adopted in the artillery formation.
(This refers to the distribution of bat
teries at thecommencementof mobiliza
tion among the division of the army
"4. A paper on the Madagascar cam
"5. A draft of the manual of field ar
tillery fire dated March 14, 1894."
Grent Demand for Special Editions
of the Newspapers.
Paris, Aug. 8.—All the newspapers
published frequent special editions,
which were eagerly bought up by the
waiting crowds anxious for every de
tail of the Dreyfus court martial. Some
of the streets were actually dangerous,
notably the Rue Montmartre, where
Newsboys were rushing in all direc
tions, hustling and almost overturning
anyone and everything in their way.
While the papers scarcely had time
to comment on the court martial they
all endeavored to draw conclusions
from the different discriptions of the
personal appearance of the prisoner at
the trial. The nationalists papers de
clared Dreyfus appeared embarrassed,
while the Journal des Debats said:
"Neither his face nor his words evoke
sympathy. His voice sounds false and
his protestations of Innocence are not
The Temps, on the other hand, sairl:
"He replied in a tone of assurance
and with a clearness and conciseness
which carried conviction."
The Figaro correspondent at Rennes
"Dreyfus leaves nothing remaining of
the accusations. His whole attitude
proclaimed his innocence.''
An evening newspaper here caused a
sensation by Including among the sup
plementary witnesses whom Col. Jou
aust has announced he Intends to per
sonally summon, the name of De Mui
ler, officially described as a merchant
of Lille, but whom the paper character
izes as a witness from Potsdam, assert
ing that he will testify concerning an
incident which occurred in Emperor
William's cabinet.
It Is also said that there is a witness
named WHlon, a merchant of Lyon.-,
who, according to the same paper, was
the witness to whom Col. Jauaust re
ferred as having seen Dreyfus- convers
ing with German oillcers during his
stay in Alsace.
Statement That Tliey Now Control
the Entire Cuban Tobacco Crop.
Chicago, Aug. S.—More th:m 410,000,000
of English capital hris been invested in
Cuban tobacco plantations. English
firms control the Cuban..tobacco rnar
ket, and the American importers of Ha
vana toboeea will haw. hereafter, tc,
look to the English for their goods.
James Graham, of Deleware, a repre
sentative of English capitalists, whr
was in Chicago yesterday on his way
to the Pacific coast, is authority for the
foregoing statement. He has been some
time In Cuba, and has just returned
from there. Comparative recent invest
ments of English capital in Cuba and
Porto Kleo are estimated by him at
about $30,000,000.
Democratic National Committeeman
Will iieiiiuln Longer in Europe.
St. Louis, Aug. S.—The Republic says:
Governor Stone is in receipt of a let
ter from Senator Jones, chairman of the
national democratic committee, in
which he says he is threatened with a
return of ill health and will not leave
for the United States before October 1.
probably not then. The letter was writ
ten in London. The senator said ho
would leave shortly for Scotland, there
to seek to regain- his health. At the
time of writing the senator had not re
ceived Stone's letter regarding the ac
tion taken by the committee at the
July meeting in Chicago.
Campos Predicts Crisis.
Madrid, Aug. 8.—Marshal Martinez
de Campos, president of the senate, in
an interview just published, predicts a
ministerial crisis in November, adding
that the ministers of war, marine and
justice, Gen. I'olavisjn. Admiral Gomez
Imaz and Senor Duran respectively,
will resign.
Serious disturbances hive recurred at
Castellon. Opposing bands of Cath
olics and Free Thinkers fought in front
of a church yesterday and several per
sons, including a priest, were injured.
Klclics W-pc II Mytli.
Philadelphia. Aug. S.—Inquest into
the death of Charles A. F. Autenrelth,
a supposed wealthy banker, who com
mitted suicide Friday, disclosed the
fact that he was on the verge of finan
cial ruin. It is supposed this caused
the act.
ltcv. l.nmson Dead.
St. Johtisbury, Vt.. Aug. S. Rev.
Charles M. Lam
son. of Hartford, Conn.,
president of the American board of
commissioners for foreign missions,
died here suddenly today of neuralgia
of the heart, aged ~S.
aclit Club squadron.
New London. Conn.. Aug. S.—The
New York Yacht Club squadron, to the
number of 175, including the Columbia
and Defender, started this morning for
a thirty-mile cruise to Gardiner's Bay,
Long Island.
Governor Atkinson Dead.
Newn 'n, Ga., Aug. 8.—Former Gov
ernor W. Y. Atkinson died at his resi
dence this morning. He was ill tf.n
days. Atkinson was one of the leader?
of the democratic party in Georgia.
Von Minister Honored.
Berlin, Aug. S.—The emperor has con
ferred upon Count von Munster Leden
burg, German ambassador to Paris, the
title of prince, in recognition of his
services at the peace conference.
Mrs. McKlnloy Improving.
Plattsburg, N. Y., Aug. 8.—Mrs. Mc
Klnley continues to Improve and the
president has decided to remain two
weeks longer at least, probably until
Reorganization of the ...c.
Regiment I. K. G. ^Jsoon
Be Accompli
Eight Companies Eave Made Appli
cation—Veterans of the Late
War Preferred.
Report of the School For the Deaf
... Important Decision In School
Special to Times-Republican.
Des Moines, Aug. 8.—Adjt. Gen. M. H.
Byers has issued orders, for the reor
ganization of the Forty-ninth Iowa reg
iment, and within the next few weeks
it is expected that that organization
will again exist as part of the Iowa
National Guard. Already eight com
panies of theold Forty-ninth have made
application for positions in the new reg
iment. These are the companies at Du
buque, Clinton, Marshalltown, Maquo
keta, Waterloo, Tipton, Vinton and In
dependence. It is confidently expected
that all the other companies forming a
part of the war regiment will imme
diately make application and that the
reorganization can be speedily made. In
the orders issued full instructions are
given as to the reorganization. All men
who served in the Forty-ninth are in
vited to enlist in the guard formation.
All such will be enlisted on their dis
charge certificate, that is, if they were
honorably discharged and not for phy
sical disability, they will be accepted
without examination. Moreover, they
will be given certificates of continuous
AH other applicants for enlistment
will have to take the physical exam
ination required for enlistment in the
regular army. This will apply to both
officers and men. It is the determina
tion of the authorities to make this
physical examination more rigid than
before, so that if the regiment is again
called into service, there will need be
no repetition of the disappointments
due to rejection at Camp McKinley,
eighteen months ago.
On Monday the regular biennial re
port of the school for tile deaf at Coun
cil Blurts was received by the board
of control. This report shows that
there has been a material increase in
the attendance at the institution dur
ing this period. During the first year,
the attendance was ou an average of
21/11-3. This increased to an average of
273 4-10 the second year. Many im
provements for the institution are rec
ommended by Superintendent Rothert
in his report. A new electric light
plant is asked, and an appropriation of
$2.(100 is asked for this purpose. The
buildings also need many repairs. There
are thirteen buildings and many of
them are old and somewhat dilapidated.
AH need repairs both inside and out
side. At least $2,1)00 is asked for this
purpose. Two thousand dollars is asked
for tae construction of a new coal
hous $300 for a soap house and vats,
$500 for plumbing aad sanitation, and
$200 for a library. Superintendent Koth
ei't states that he has cut these figures
to a minimum.'
Great interest is being felt by the
members of the state board of health
and other stale officials in the outcome
of the cases about to be started in ih«
district courts of Scott county. Fifteen
persons were there quarantined for three
weeks in a hotei because of the out
break of small pox. These persons are
now the plaintiffs in the suits, which are
brought against both city and
for damages for the forced detention.
It is argued by the complainants that
they were kept contined in the hotei
for a period of three weeks for the sole
benetit of the community and not for
any advantage to themselves as indi
viduals. They contend that they
should not be 'compelled to stand the
loss in a matter which was not of their
own doing and which occurred against
their wishes. It is claimed that some
of them lost their positions in conse
quence of this detention, and that all
lost their earnings for this period of
time. If they recover, a death blow will
be given to tho quarantine laws, which
are everywhere regarded as a public
necessity. The case is a novel one and
will excite more than state wide inter
An fmporant decision was rendered in
the district court of Polk county this
week in a schoool case resulting from
an attempt on the part of the directors
to construct a school house at another
point than the center of the district. Be
cause of the change in location, one of
the patrons sought an injunction re
straining the directors from their con
mplated act. The court threw the case
out altogether and held that the courts
cannot interfere in school cases at all.
The law provides that an appeal can
be taken from the board of directors to
the county superintendent, and thence
the state superintendent, whose de
cision is final. The court in this ease
held that the case was one for the coun
ty superintendent, and that on the linal
decision of State Superintendent Bar
ret, the case must stand, and that in no
way euuUl the courts of the state inter
It has been claimed by many that the
pensions paid to minors under the law
governing such cases during the civil
war would soon cease by the limitation
of age, 10 years. It has been thought
that all soldiers' orphans must surely
have passed this age by this time, but
that this supposition is in error has
been proven of lute. Papers were mailed
yesterday from Des Moin«s to the wid
ow of an Iowa cavalryman who died in
1S97, granting her a pension of pet
month and 52 per month additional for
each one of seven children, the young
est of which will draw the monthly
stipend until 1913.
On Thursday the state board of re
view will again take up the task of
equalizing the live, stock assessment of
The Weather.
Iowa—Showers and possibly thunder
storms tonight Wednesday, generally
fair south to west wind.
Illinois—Showers and possibly thun
der storms tonight and Wednesday
warmer in the central tonight brisk
southerly winds.
Aguinaldo Appeals to the Powers.
Gunboat Napidon Shells a Town.
Typhoon Delays Embarkation of Vol
Second Day of Dreyfus Trial.
Fever Among Troops at Havana.
Italy Submits a Grievance.
The New Forty-ninth—Capital Com
Emily Crawford on Dreyfus Case.
Cause of the Yaqui Outbreak.
Knapp Roasts the Railroads.:'
PAfjrK Tit It ICE.
A Tragedy at Des Moines.
Suicide Near Clear Lake.
Attempt at Assault at Cherokee.
Short Iowa Specials.
"Heap Big Injun" Bah!
Pensioning Railroad Men.
Anties Growing Cold.
Topics of the Times.
Iowa Press Comment, Etc.
Our Future Position Among Nations.
Iowa Items and Newspapers.
County Normal Next Week.
Benjamin Hopeful of Alaska—Bridge
man Disgusted.
Library Trustees Receive the Council.
Miscellaneous City News.
I'AOB Rl(Hl !'.
Tuesday's Markets by Wire.
Weather and Crop Bulletin.-
Horace White on Prosperity.
the various counties of the state. Two
weeks of time have already been de
voted to this, but the members of the
executive council have hope that the
work may be completed at the next
Chairman C. T. Hancock of the re
publican state central committee has
announced that it is the present inten
tion to Open the fall campaign in Oc
tober, and that a most vigorous cam
paign will then be conducted in hopes
of scoring a still larger majority this
year. The wish for the increased ma
jority is two-fold—to prove, that Iowa
fully endorses the administration, ona
to demonstrate for the third time that
•towa is not idve.n over to the silver
craze. A literary campaign will doubt
less be opened in September, but the
speaking campaign win not !. started
until one month later. Headquarters
have already been opened in Des
Moines, and the next f-w weeks wip
be utilized by the committee in plan
ing for the permanent organization and
the arrangement of details for the fall
West Indies sull'erlns From a Do
ftructtve storm.
Fort De France. Martinique, Aug.
A cyclone struck Pointe-a-Pitre, island,
of Guadeloupe, at 11 o'clock yesterday
and lasted over live hours. A number of
houses were demolished, roof-- were
blown off and flooded and a large num
ber of flat boats and fishing boats ^de
stroyed. Several schooners and steam
ers were wrecked here and elsewhere.
No lives were lost.
Washington, Aug. S.—The weather
bureau issues the following bulletin:
"Telegraphic communication is cut oft
east of Santiago. Cuba. The hurricane
center is apparently moving towards
Porto Rico."
President Will Come.
Plattsburg, N. Y.. Aug. President
McKinlev has at last promised to at
tend the Chicago autumn festival, to
be held the week of October 0. Charles
Truax, chairman of the festival com
mittee, who came here to consult with
the president concerning the general
program, left fully satisfied that the
president will participate in the festiv
ities now being arranged.
It was not President McKinley's orig
inal intention to do more than take part
in the ceremonies of laying the corner
stone of the new Chicago federal build
ing, but he has been persuaded to ac
cent several invitations to banquets and
will certainly make one or two
Mr. Truax was somewhat disappoint
ed because of the refusal of Sir Wil
frid Laurier. Canada's premier, to at
tend the ceremonies. Speaking ot Mr.
Lrturier's reasons for declining. Mr.
Truax said:
"If It is an amicable and fair settle
ment of international disputes that Sir
Wilfrid seeks why should he not ac
cept our .proffered, right hand of good
If his reasons are correctly quoted—
and trust they are not—he has cer
tainly misjudged the character and
good sense of the people of this coun
Arrest the Motoritinn.
Bridgeport. Conn., Aug. S.—Motorman
George Hamilton was arrested yester
day on a warrant issued by Coroner
Donlin and locked up to await the ac
tion of the coroner's jury. He was in
charge of the t'-olley car of the Shelton
Extension Company which jumped the
track and fell into Pack's mill pond at
Oronoque, by which thirty persons were
killed and twelve seriously injured.
Hamilton escaped without injury, and
when taken into custody was simply
suffering from the shock. He is charg
ed with criminal carelessness in
running the car too fast on the steep
grade. Hamilton jumped from his post
as the car fell, without reversing- the
power or applying the brakes. The con
dition of the wrecked car shows this
to have been a fact. That Hamilton
was once suspended for recklessly
speeding a crowded car militates
againtt him. Public opinion against him
1B at fever heat, for all consider him to
blame for the frightful loss of life.
I Compare1
The date in the Dally T.
R. with the dates on
other papers and oo»-
vince yourselves which paper publishes
the news first.
I Then order the T.-K. for quickest news.
The Dread Disease Makes Its Ap
fearance Among the Ameri
can Soldiers There.
First Case of the Season Reported
io Washington—Italy Has a
Lynching of Alleged Italian Sub«
jects Made Subject of a Dip
.*} lomatic Inquiry.
Washington, Aug. S.—The first case
of yellow fever among the troops in Ha
vana was announced in the following
cablegram from the surgeon in charge:
"William Boatty, Company A. Eighth
infantry, La Hunta barracks, Havana,
is ill with yellow fever, at Las Animas
No New Fever Cases."' 'v
Washington, Aug. S.—Official advices
from the Soldiers' Home at Hampton,
n., say there have been no new cases of
yellow fever in that vicinity since the
one reported at the home yesterday.
Italian Authorities investigate tho
Lynching of Uely tta Brothers—Mat
ter Laid Before Washington Olllce.
Washington, Aug. 8,—The state de
partment has reveled from the Ital
ian authorities a copy of a report made
by Marquis Romano, secretary of the
Italian embassy, on his investigation of
the lynching of five Italians in Louisi
ana. The report presents the alTair in
a serious light and shows that the Ital
ian authorities view the occurrence as
one of unusual atrocity. It contends:
there were no mitigating circumstan
ces that Dr. Hodges first drew his
weapon that the first shot fired by De
fatta was in defense of his fallen broth
er. and not a wanton attack. Describ
ing the affair in detail, the report points
out that some time after the first two
men were lynched the mob made a sec
ond and then a third visit to the jail,
from-.whence they removed and lynched
.the other three Italians, all of whom, it
is contended, were in utter ignorance
of t'ne killing of Dr. Hodges. Conced
ing some extenuating circumstances in
the lynching of the two men Immedi
ately/concerned in
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killing of Hodg­
es, Rumario contends the lynching of
other three was particular atro
The Tt's-tinioiiy.
New. Orleans. Au-r. -v.—Marquis de
Romano left last night.i'or^Washington.
He was sent here from the Italian em
bassy, at Washington to investigate the"
lynching of live Italians .. at" Tallulah.
The marquis took considerable evidence
in.Yick.sburg as to.the citizenship of the
lynched, men to: the effect that they
Were all loyal subjects of King Hum
bert. .When he visited Governor Fos
t( r. how'-ver, fo was shown court docu
ments from. Madison parish setting
forth when and where the three Defatta
brothers V'e''e naturalized and took thu
oath., of allegiance to the United States.
The matter henceforth -will be thrashed
out in Washington.
'1 he DoiiiliiL'o liovolutlon.
Port au Prince, Aug. is.—The revolu
tionary troops which assembled a\
Wuanamintlie crossed" the frontier and.
have taken possession of Dtjabon. Th*
garrison.retired- to Port Belair, a strut
•gic position commanding the town.
The..foreign population .left the place.
It is considered probable that Jlminez,
icoder of. the revolution, .will attempt a
landing on he island shortly, join the
revolutionary troops at Dejabon and
take direction of the movement. The
Havtlfn government is taking meas
ures to prevent Jiminez from landing in
its territory.
Cars HunniTia ul I'.uu lalro.
Eau c.aire. Wis.. Aug, v—The stree'
cars were running and the strike wa
.ipparenUy over at 8 o'clock last night
President Appleyard, of the electric
railway, arm a committee of the strik
ing trainmen held a conference In the
afternoon. President. Appleyard sato
afterward he expected that three
fourths of the old employes would be
back on the cars soon at 1.1 cents per
hour, with hours of duty shortened
from twelv1 to ten by reducing the
number of trips.
Tow ISoai 1 II IT
Paducah, K\. Aug. •—The towboat
Iowa, of the Henderson, sajtk below
Unlontown with 4i0 colored excursion
ists on board, en route to Paducah to
attend a celebration. She struck a snug
and went down rapidly. No lives weiy
lost, but the excursionists had no one
to bring them to the city and are still,
on the barges.
r,ak"-r Acqulucd.
Barbourville, Ky., Aug. S.—Tho jury
In the case against James Baker for the
murder of Wilson Howard returned a
verdict of not guilty on the first ballot.
There was a general handshaking when
the verdict was announced. Tho Bakers
will not return to Clay county, and they
say the feud is over on their part.
Wreck lu Calllornlii.
Fresno, Cal.. Aug. 8.—The engine and
a portion of the Los Angeles express on
the South Pacific were ditched near
Don Palos this morning. Engineer C. J.
Ford was killed. A number of passen
gers were injured. The cause of the ac
cident Is unknown.
Explosion In a Mine.
Scranton, Pa., Aug. 8.—A miner's
lamp caused an explosion of gas In the
Pine Brook colliery of the Scranton
Coal Company and Seriously burned
five men, two probably fatally.
Edwin Ileldler Hanged.
Erie, Pa., Aug. 8.—Edwin D. Heldler
was hanged today for killing his broth
er-in-law, Levi Krefder, May 1, 189G.
Prisoner Commit* Suicide.
Jersey City, Aug. 8.—Monrado Jalcon
ah, who kiiledihls wife last May, hangwl
blouelf today in & cell la tbe

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