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a r^: ALL THKNKWS, THE RKLIABLK NEWS, THK QUICKEST NEWS. i. xxy. The Attack at San Fernando Effect dually Scatters Filipino Foroes In That Province. Reconnoitering Parties Have Since Failed to Find Any Organized§Jf Body of RebelB. Itfwa Boy8 Get Reoord For Number Of "Killings"—Otis Given Another Cbanoe. Manila, Aug. 11—MacArthur's troops remained last night at Calulet. The rebels had evidently fled, for the Ameri cans' outposts were not disturbed dur ing the night. .'.v At daybreak this ipomlng a Dattalion of the Seventeenth lnmntry started up the railroad toward Angeles, four miles N li-P •v„vS distant. The party approached within '1,200 yards and then opened with a field gun. The rebels replied with a badly directed Are. The strength of the ene my not being known, the situation was reported to MacArthur, who did not "x. The officers highly commend the re cruits in the various regiments. There it reason to believe the recent reports that the Insurgents are short of ammu nition, as well-Informed natives at Cal ulet say the Insurgents had only forty rounds each that five more were issued Just before that fight. Since American occupation of San Fernando the rebels have torn up three miles of railroad be tween there and Calulet. It Is impossi ble to get the armored car more than two miles beyond San Fernando. lleconno! terinu. Manila, Aug. 11.—Reconnoitering by •mall parties continued today. Una vailing attempts were made to get in contact with the enemy. The Amer icans oocupy Calulet, Santa Rima, Bac olor, Guagua. The rains have recom menced. The wounded are being !rought to Manila. Otis' Ofllclul Report. Washington, Aug. 11.—Otis cablesi "MacArthur has taken possession of Santa Rita reconnoitered Berac, An geles and other points. The insurgents werg driven north. One casualty yes terday and none today. Condition of the roads makes the movement of troops difficult, but it is considered nec essary to open up this section of the country, as it virtually gives control of the province of Bataan and relieves the inhabitants there." OTIS TO ItKMAlN*. Commander In the Philippines to lie Ulven Another Cliancu. Washington, Aug. 11.—Gen. Otis will not be relieved of his command, but will be given additional itme to aceom pllsh more In the way of crushing the rebellion, and foiling to achieve a great er degree of success will be made mili tary governor and intrusted with gov ernmental affairs. Gen. Miles will not be sent to the Philippines, but will remain here In the capacity of military adviser of Secre tary Root. He will be given full recog nition as commanding general. Qen. Merrltt has been consulted by Secretary Root in reference to assum ing command In the fit-Id In the event of the failure of Gen. Otis. Gen. MacAr thur and Lawton are also being consid ered, and may be Intrusted with the field operations If a change is decided upon. After consulting with the president, Secretary Root upon his return began active preparations for conducting the final campaign in the Philippines. While extremely reticent and declining to dis cuss details, as stated last week, every thing possible' will be done to rush a big army to Manila. Recruiting will be continued, and all available troops hurried to the Phlllp pines. The provisional army of 35,000 men will be enlisted, and if more troops S»kre necessary congress will be asked to V?- euthorize them. It Is hoped, however, the rebellion will be crushed before congress meets. It is Intended to send a force of 70,000 men to the Philippines at the earliest ^-possible moment. Gen. Otis was cabled asking for information regarding the regiments being organized there. Sec retary Root wanted to know If Otis could enlist enough volunteers to fill ^£h°se regiments, and asked if it^would necessary to send troops from this Muntry to fill them, Secretary Root received tlw schedule & &&& OltOtft THK T.-W. POM 9UICKAN0 CO*PL«T« M«W«i IN THE 1 PCR MONTH BY MAIL. ADDftCS* AND MONCV. «a3*»7 of transports available for carrying troops, with the capacity of each vessel and the dates on which first, second and third voyages can be made. It was found all the transports could carry an aggregate of 18,000 men on each voyage. It will be seen on the first and second voyages 36,000 men can be placed in the Philippines. These, with those already there and under orders to go, are be lieved to be enough to bring the war to an end. To obtain these troops it will be nec essary to enlist the 35,000 provided by congress. More than 10,000 of the pro visional troops have already been re cruited, leaving 25,000 to be raised. If more troops be\needed the third voyage will be made, bVit this would not be done until winter, and congress could by that time, authorize the enlistment of an army In excess of 100,000 men, which Is now the limit. President McKinleyhas no desire to humiliate Gen. Otis and will not permit this to be done, and for this reason has given Gen. Otis additional time in which to accomplish additional results. If Gen. dtis does not accomplish what is expected of him a&the: proper time he will be confined to the duties of miltary governor or may be called here to par ticipate in a conference with Admiral Dewey and Professor Schurman in re gard to.the Philippine situation. While the full extent of Secretary Root's conference with Gen. Merrltt can not be ascertained, it is known that the Philippine situation was discussed, and Gen. Merritt expressed his willing ness to conduct the campaign If this Is lne,"mpa'En 11 ln,s ,s ... I desired by the president and Secertary desire to send reinforcements and di- R00t. No date has been fixed when Gen. Otis' day of grace will end or Merrltt, rected that the reconnoitering party re turn unless the rebels abandoned the town. It soon became evident that the rebels had fired the town and fled, leav ing the Americans to occupy the place. A battalion of the Twelfth infantry was Bent to reconnoiter westward. Up to noon no firing was heard in that direc tion. No word was received from them and It is believed they encountered nothing. The indications are that the rebels are scattered for miles in every direction around Calculet. The Insur gents lost heavily in the lighting around Calulet. It Is believed 100 were killed and 300 or 40© wounded. The Iowans killed thirty In one pla.ce one company of the Seventeenth twelve in another. The American loss waa five killed and thirty-one wounded, Including three officers. The attack was a complete surprise to the insurgents, who had no Idea of the movement till the armored car opened with two gattllng guns, a revolving cannon and a six pounder. Heavy artillery opened on both flanks a moment later. The majority of the .Filipinos were asleep when the attack was made. Men with large bells were heard running among the shacks arous ing the soldiers. The Filipinos tried to ambush the soldiers several times, the country being well adapted to these tactics, but without succcss. Lawton or MacArthur placed in com mand of active field operations. It is intended that the change, if it is made, shall be brought about without friction, and that harmony shall be maintained. Gen. Merritt is considered the logical commander, as his rank Is equal to that of Gen. Miles and It was originally in tended that he should conduct these operations. While Gen. Miles will not be sent to the Philippines he will be permitted to take an active part in the management of the campaign. It has been deter mined that Gen. Miles can be of more service here than at Manila. This Is satisfactory to Gen. Miles, who, while willing to take active command, now prefers to remain here. The conditions under which the. com manding general would go to the east are that he be given all the troops he asked for and the cable between Manila and Washington should be virtually cut, leaving Gen. Miles to manage the campaign without suggestions from here. Troops and supplies will be rushed to the Philippines and recruiting will be hurried. The transportation facilities will be Increased, and equipment for men in excess of the number believed to be actually necessary will be pro vided. These plans are the result of Secretary Hoot's conference with the president at Lake Champlaln. It is now believed that Gen. Corbln will work in perfect harmony with Oen. Miles in the future. Gen. Corbln is making an effort to show that the animosity which he has had for the commanding general/will no longer be exhibited and it Is not likkely he will openly antagonize Gen. Miles, but the two men are being watched with inter est. •. KLONDIKE KING FAILS. Alexandcr McDonald Files Declara tion of Insolvency. Chicago, Aug. 11.—The Times-Her ald's San Francisco special says: Alex ander McDonald, "King of the Klon dike," has filed a declaration of insol vency at Dawson, Alaska. Liabilities, today with Miles on the subject of or ganization of several regiments of Cu ban militia to relieve the American troops and perform duties similar to those of the gendarmes of Europe. He thinks they could be classed as part of the auxiliary force authorized by the last congress: but that the intention was that they should be officered by Cubans and paid out of Cuban reve nues. Tells of Cuban Progress. Plattsburg, N. Y., Aug. 11.—Col. L. V. W. Kennon, of Brooke's staff, arrived today from Havana and had a long t-ilk with the president, going over the en tire Cuban situation. Afterwards Ken non said the situation in Cuba was sat isfactory and the work of changing the civil laws to conform to American ideas is progressing rapidly. American Oltlccr a Prisoner. Washington, Aug. 11.—Otis today ca bles: "From southern Luzon comes a report of an American ollicer a prisoner there. The description indicates that it is Maj. Rockefeller." Rockefeller dis appeared several months ago and noth ing has been heard of him since. Wur Munitions lor '1 rannvaal. Lourenzo, Marquez, Delagoa Bay, Aug. 11.—A German steamer arrived here with- 400 cases of cartridges and other war stores for the Transvaal. Poors Not the Rebels. Porto Plata, Aug. 11.—Governor Pep pin has moved to Monti Chrleti with 1, 500 men. The uprising in Santo Domin go, Minister Cordero says, will be put down In fifteen days. .» War Preparations. Bombay, Aug. 11.—Preparations are about completed for the dispatch of 12, 000 troops to South Africa. Today's Reports Add to the Devas tation Wrought by the Recent Hurricane. Half of the People of the Island on the Verge of Starvation—Hun dreds Killed. Now Said Five Hundred People Uet Death at Ponce—Appeal For Aid. San Juan, Porto Rico, Aug. 11.—It Is now said that 500 persons lost their lives at Ponce during the hurricane. Terrible distress prevails there. Ar royo, on the south coast, was de strowed. Sixteen lives were lost there. The town is still under water. At Gua yamo the houses are still standing. Seven were killed there. A number of houses were pillaged. The squads of soldiers were unable to maintain order. Starvation threatens the population. The water supply at San Juan has been stopped. Coamo Springs Hotel was wrecked. Washington, Aug. 11.—Gen. Davis, commanding in Poito Rico, cables: "Later reports show that the hur ricane was far more severe in the Interior and southern parts of the island than here. Data for an esti mate of the number of Porto Rlcans who lost everything is deficient, but I am forced to believe tha number on the island can not fall below 100, 000 so:uls and a famine is impend ing. I ask that two and a half mill ion pounds of rice and beans, equal quantities of each, be immediately shipped on transports to Ponce. There is some here. Urgent appeals to all post commanders for food for the destitute. Am I authorized to relieve the distress by food issues? Rice and beans only are desired. Been many deaths among the na tives by falling walls. So far only one soldier is reported dangerously injured. Several towns are reported entirely demolished. As yet I have reports from only four ports. Com plete destruction of barracks at two and at the two others one company each had their barracks destroyed. The troops are under canvas. No reports yet from the largest ports, Ponce and Mayaguez, but they were in the vortex of the storm. At least half the people of Porto Rico subsist on vegetables. The storm destroyed this source of support." The war department ordered the transport McPherson to sail from New York to San Juan and Ponce Monday with 600,000 pounds each of rice and beans. TI1K TKRltlllLE DETAILS. Indescribable llavoc and Desolation nt Ponce—iiOO Bodies Recovered. Ponce, Porto Rico, Aug. 11.—The worst storm ever experienced here $8,000,000: value of assets at a forced struck this place Tuesday morning at sale problematical, though he believes 9 o'clock, and lasted two hours. It came from the northeast. Ponce was flooded at midnight. At least 300 per sons were drowned. Two hundred bod ies, mostly of poor people, including many children, have been recovered. All buildings were damaged and hundreds they will eventually reach $20,000,000. He attributes the failure to mismanage ment by incompetent agents while he was in London. For a Cuban Militia. Washington, Aug. 11.—Gen. Carlos Garcia, of^ C^uba,^had a destroyed. Soldiers and firemen worked all night, heroically saving lives. There is no drinking water, ice or electric light. Commissary stores at Playa were destroyed. The city It short of food. Army officers are distributing rations. Fifteen vessels In the harbor were driv en ashore. The weather bureau pre dicted the storm, but it is claimed Ponce was not warned. A mob of a thousand persons threatened Alcalde Doria, but were dispersed by the Fifth cavalry. The alcalde has been deposed on account of negligence. Major Myers, Eleventh Infantry, Is acting as alcalde in response to a popular demand. Five thousand dollars will be needed to clean the streets. The sanitary condition is serious, and assistance is needed. All crops are totally ruined, wires are all down and little news is obtainable from the interior. Abonita, including the barracks, was destroyed. No lives were lost there. Juan Diaz was devastated. Forty-six lives were lost there. Arroyo, Gauyma, Sallnar, San Isbel are reported totally demolished. The railroad between Ponce and Yauco was destroyed. The military road is impassable. The river is flow ing over it for two miles. Mayaguez Movements of Transports. Washington, Aug. 11.—Otis cables that the transport City of Para arrived from San Francisco with two troops of escaped serious injury. Bananas are the cavalry! four companies of infantry from San Francisco and that the Sheri dun sails today. Wlieclcr at Honolulu. Honoulu, Aug. 11.—The transport Tartar, carrying Gen. Wheeler, arrived Aug. 1, and sailed today. Wheeler was handsomely entertained here. The transports Newport and Ohio arrived today. sole food here. The peons have gone to San Juan and vicinity, which were comparatively uninjured. Communication Cut OfT. Puerto Plata, Aug. 11.—All telegraph lines are down. Communication with the interior is cut off. APPEALS TO AMERICA. Porto ltlcan Olllclul Cries for IIolp for Ills Countrymen. Washington, Aug. 11.—Gen. Schwan received the following from Capt. Lugo Vina, a Porto Rican, whom Schwan met during the campaign in that island: "My country is devastated. For God's sake help us!" AN APPEAL TO T1IF. PEOPLE. Secretary'of War Urges Contribu tions to Aid Porto lllcans. Washington. Aug. 11.—At the sugges tion of the president Secretary of War Root today prepared an appeal *to the people of the United States for aid tor MAKSHAliliTOWN". IOWA. FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 1899 the hurricane sufferers of Porto Rico, The subsistence department of the army in Porto Rico has been directed to render such temporary aid as it can un til the supplies arrive. Coarse at the Storm. Washington, Aug. 11.—The weather bureau issued the following bulletin to day: "Hurricane center apparently ap proaching Nassau, Bahama. Will in crease in intensity on reaching the gulf stream. Probably reach the south At lantic coast towns tonight." STORM AT ST. MICHAELS. Now Estimated That Damage Will Amount to Haifa Million Dollar*. Seattle, "Wash., Aug. 11.—Advices by steamer confirm the reports of damage by storm at St. Michaels', Alaska. Thirty river steamers were wrecked twenty-five are beyond repair. Tho damage Is estimated at half a million. SOUTH AFRICAN TROUBLE. Contradictory Reports Regarding the Intentions of tlie Transvaal. London, Aug. 11.—The Boer organ, the Diggers' News, today published a Jo hannesburg dispatch saying that, In the event of war, Great Britain will win, but at a price which she ought to con sider, for the Boers are determined to wreck the mines and irretrievably ruin the stockholders by blowing up mill Ions worth of machinery and causing the absolute ruin of Johannesburg as a town and mining center. Another dis patch, however, says: "The reply of the Transvaal to the proposal for a Joint in quiry is being delayed by the govern ment until It has prepared a scheme granting the outlanders immediate and substantial representation, as the Transvaal will make every effort to avert intervention in the internal af fairs of the country." TORAL ACQUITTED. Madrid Court Martini Says the Span ish General I)ia Ills Full Duty at Santiago. Madrid, Aug. 11.—The Gazette pub lishes the verdict of the court martial, which acquits Gens. Toral and Pareja of surrendering Santiago, Cuba, with out having exhausted^!! means of de fense and orders an additional inquiry to discover the responsibility for lack of means of defense. CONTROL OF RAILWAYS. oupinine Court Judge of North Caro* Una Recommends Government Authority. Denver, Col., Aug. 11.—Shall the 190, 000 miles of railroad In this county be placed under governmental control? That is the question foremost in impor tance which the members of the Na tional Association of Railroad Commis sioners, now in this city holding their eleventh annual convention, are trying to ai.swer. At preset the consensus of opinion among the delegates is that the interstate commerce commission should be authorized by congress to establish and maintain all interstate rates. Shortly after Cicero J. Lindley. chalr- man of the Illinois' railroad commission ... and president of the national associa-!Items tion, rapped the convention to order !is yesterday at the Brown Palace Hotel the question was formally introduced in a paper read by Judge Walter H. Clark, of the supreme court of North Carolina. Judge Clark, who is well known in rail- road circles for his written expressions on the subject, spoke from the stand-I Pair point of the masses. In summing !has "He (meaning the people) is just and moderate. He asks no unjust reduction in rates, nor that any undue taxation be placed upon the railroads. He knows that he gave these corporations tin. breath of life, and that by the aid of his right of eminent domain th-y have laid their tracks, lit.- knows that pri vate and public subscriptions to their construction often have been sub merged by reconstructions and ether methods, and that these great corpora tions nearly all are owned by non-resl dent bankers. "My client demands that discrimina tions be stopped, whether secret rebates of freight or free passes or donated mileage books. He demands a just modification of freight rates, especially of those south of the Ohio, which the in terstate commerce commission has ad judged excessive, and that passenger rates should be reduced to something like the rates in other countries, with out special privileges to any. He de mands that these corporations shall take their hands oft of our politics and leave the people free to select their own public servants, and that the processes of federal judges, whether appointed by corporation influences or not, shall not be prostituted to defeat public control or the assessment by law of railroad property for taxation. "He would be glad to see the tele graph. telephone and express made a part of the pnstofliee, as in other coun tries. He asks that safety appliances and moderate hours of labor tor em ployes be required in order that the I resent annual casualty list of 40.000 to oO.O'jo killed and wounded may bs di minished. "In these demands there Is nothing unjust. Railway managers should gladly and frankly concede them. It' so, the utmost harmony will prevail. Hut, be assured, nothing less than these things will satisfy the great American people." Judge Clark's address, coming as it did from a member of a supreme bench, caused much discussion among the dele gates. Several high officials of rail roads were present, prominent among whom was H. T. Jeffry, president of the Denver & Rio Grande road. After tbe session Mr. Jeffry said, upon being ask ed as to the feasibility of governmental control: "The idea, in my opinion. Is preposterous. It is wholly Impractic able, and—well, It isn't the solution to the problem, that's all." In an Interview Judge Clark said that while he did not advocate governmental ownership of railroads, he regarded it as an ultimate result if harmony failed to prevail under government control. He continued: Colored Fiend l.ynched. Nashville, Aug. 11.—Will Chambers, colored, was lynched near Bell Buckle this morning for assaulting the 14-year old daughter of William Watson. He was Identified by his victim, who is in a critical condition. Management Making Supreme Ef forts to Make tbe Event an Entire Success. Railroads Make Concessions in the Way of Excursion Trains and Rates. Some Board of Control Purchases— Cownie Talks About Convicts and Tobacco. Des Moines, Aug. 11.—Preparations for the state fair are being pushed by the management with the result that everything necessary to make the com ing festival the greatest in the history of the state is being arranged. The lat est announcement is that concessions have been gained from the railroads whereby daily excursion trains will be run to Des Moines during fair week, from nearly all parts of the state. It Is now almost assured that the visitors to the state fair this year will have better railway accommodations than ever before in the history of the city. There is now every reason to believe that the attendance will greatly exceed that of any previous year. In order to aid those who purpose attending the sessions of the fair, a bureau of infor mation has been opened by the local management in Des Moines. People who expect to be in Des Moines at that time have been requested to communi cate with this bureau so that proper accommodations for board and. room can be furnished them. The number of letters being received by this bureau is enormous and Indicates that all Iowa is planning to attend the coining meet ing. For the first time In many years, the city of Des Moines is working with the management of the state fair in order to entertain the visitors at that time. There is the week of solid entertain ment at the Auditorium, which will be dedicated on the first evening of the fair week. In addition to this, the Bat tle of San Juan will be presented, the ls t!,e list of ltemP Soldiers' Home at ?hlrts- 1-440 eralls- 1,416 pair of vv00' hats' Deadlock at Emmetsburg. Short Iowa Specials. eighty-nine cows. Foilfiwing jiiQ^nnis, the contractin Purchasptl f"r Marshall!.,wn: 1.741 undershirts. 197 pair of ov- drawers. 493 men's 534 coats' 589 of vests- 1"04S pttir Pants.,47S pair of slippers. 120 pair of arctics, 960 pair of suspenders, l.-i" board of sooks- has nolnt of the masses. In summing contracted since July for: 350 for his "client" he said in part: |coats, 200 vests, 100 pnir pants. 612 pair besides this the contracted since July ror 3o0 over- shoes and slippers, 240 hats, 261 draw ers, 1.200 shirts. According to the rec ommendation of Judge ICinne. nearly all of these articles could be manufac tured in the state institutions at a con siderable saving to the sta tev Tn reply to some of the statements made by the press concerning action of the board in cutting down the tobacco ration for the convicts, Hon. John Cow nie in an interview says that the board was actuated by other reasons than a simple desire for economy. The board is fully cognizant of the fact that but ter will be a more expensive ration for the convicts than tobacco, costing in the aggregate nearly $1,300 per year more than the old tobacco allowance. Mr. Cownie says that an Investigation of the conditions at the penitentiaries proves that the use of tobacco has been injurious to the convicts' health. The men are allowed but small cells. Their smoking had to be done in these cells with the result that the air was thor oughly filled with smoke, which the convict inhaled all night. This could but be Injurious. Butter is esteemed by many of the convicts as a luxury much more to be desired than tobacco. It is looked upon by most people as a ne cessity rather than a luxury, a con sideration seldom given to tobacco. Butter is never injurious to health and is on the contrary beneficial. Then It Is an Iowa, product and In furnishing the convicts with it, the state is pat ronizing the great dairy industry and creating a market for a home product. Mr. Cownie says that there have been no riots nor mutinies at the prisons as has been repeatedly claimed by the hos tile press, but that from the date of the Issuance of the order, the best of order has prevailed among the convicts, and that a continuance of this condition Ii expected. Curator Aldrich, of the state histor ical deartment, is in receipt of two vol umes of reports, containing maps and plate-, setting forth the history of the London expedition to the Rocky moun tains, in 1S19, 1820, when Calhoun was secretary o£ war. Edwin James, of Hur |lington, compiled the report, as he was an .tache of the Long party which made the expedition. Mr. James after wards served six years at frontier posts as an army surgeon, and then retired to lead an agricultural life at Burlington. He was the first man to climb Pike's Peak, and at first that mountain was named for him. He died In 1864. The volumes which Mr. Aldrich has secured have great value as a art of the library devoted to the Indian history of the west, and which is already one of the best In the country. Secretary of State Dobson has been threatened with mandamus proceedings by the Lamb Lumber Company of Clin ton. This company has wished to re organise, the old company going whol- LA8T BOITION, 8 The Weather. Iowa—Fair tonight and Saturday cooler Saturday and in the west and central portions tonight south to west winds. Illinois—Fair tonight and Saturday, preceded by thunder storms this after noon or tonight cooler Saturday after noon fresh to brisk southerly winds. HAfiE ONE TELEGRAPH AND GENERAL: Terrible Distress at Porto Rico. Over 300 Killed at Ponce. Rebels Routed at Fernando. Examination of the Dossier Complet ed. South African War Cloud. The Iowa State Fair. Capital News and Comment. l'AGE TWo. IOWA AND GKNKPAL: Suffering in the Klondike. Gomez Gives Advice to Cubans. Britain Asked to Suppress Piracy, Puzzle for Washington Officials. CAGII XIIJJEK. IOWA NEWS: Knights of Pythias Session Ended. Judge Wade and the Governorship. PAGES FOl'it ASD FIVE. EDITORIAL: Otis Has Failed. Temperance Lesson Enforced. What Congress May Do. For Biennial Elections. Topics and Press Comment. Iowa Items and Newspapers. PAGES SIX ANU SEVEN". CITY NEWS: A Wedding Mix-up. The Odeon Opening.' A Roast For Rev. Roberts (page 5). A Family^Reunited. Local Labor Troubles. Brief City News. i: moirr. IOWA AND GENERAL NEWS: The Friday Markets By Wire. State and National Crop Reports. same fees as if it were incorporating for the first time. This the company has I streets will be illuminated every night refused to do, and it now declares that asfl during the day, many street shows it will test the decision in the courts, !r*'e will add to the attractions offered. Des The secretary of state does not seem at ^alfcClogue followed in the second, Moines is awakening to the fact that all worried about, the matter, as he has .a something is expected of it from the I enforced the rulincr a number of times'?011, around with two strong straps, rest of the people of the stale, and it In the past, when threatened with man- intends to demonstrate this awakening damus proceedings as in the present case. not only by the construction.,of the Au- I ditorlum but also by its treatment of the state fair this year. RAir.V/AY LABORERS STRIKE. I Figures are being prepared by the] state board of control to show the num ber of extras purchased the past year for the state institutions. Among the items is eighty-nine cows. Grading Contractors ut Quarry JIuvc Trouble 111 Their Hands. Special to Times-Republican. Quarry, Aug. U.—In the neighborhood of 100 men employed by Halverson & firm engaged Operators In Frcii£lit IK'pot Demand 11lirher Wages. Ds Moines. Aug. 11.—Fifty operators in the Rock Island freight office struck thi.T mornin. -turned to work, pending action by the general manager. They claim that un less the demand is compile with there will be a general strike along the line. Grinnell. Aug. 11.—Editor Ayres, formerly of the Atlantic Telegraph, but who has disposed of that paper, was in town this week looking the ground over to see what the prospect was for es tablishing a republican paper here. To some of our business men he intimated that he might start a daily. If the con dition were favorable to the enterprise. He will not decide for a few days, but In case he concludes to come here, will inaugurate the plan soon. Some one entered a complaint to May or Xelso.n yesterday against President Gates for violation of the bicycle or dinance, which prohibits bicycle riding on the sidewalks or in the parks of the city. The offense was only technical, in that no one was. or could be, injured or annoyed by riding a wheel in the park. Miss Flora Hastings, sometime col lege librarian, died a few days ago at her home in Maine. Particulars are not at hand. Born to Mr. and Mrs. TV. T. Moyle, last night, a girl. The young lady is, according to all accounts, a jewel. Overcome by the Heat. Special to Times-Republican. Boone, Aug. 11.—Frank Slocum, a far mer living about four and one-half miles eost of town, was overcome by the heat whie working in the harvest field Thursday. He was delirious most of the night, but is reported better today. Medical aid was summoned from Boone. Democratic*Convention at Uoone. Special to Times-Republican. Boone. Aug. 11.—The Boone county democratic convention will meet in this city tomorrow. Much Interest is cen tered on the placing of a ticket in the field. Ithodcs. Special to Times-Republican. Rhodes, Aug. 11.—Mrs. H. D. Giesem er, and children, Mabel, Edith and Harry, of Chicago, arrived Monday frodm Grundy Center and will remain over Sunday with their cousins, Mr. and Mrs. E. Weishaar. Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Titus and Master Glen returned Monday from a three weeks' visit with relatives In Wiscon sin. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Goodman, south of town, are the parent's of an eleven pound son. Born to Mr. and Mrs. H. Harmon, Monday, a little daughter. Dr. Dickey reports all doing welL "fllf' |-"H O'CLOCK. Compare' The date in the Daily T. R. with the dates on ,— other papers and MB- •ince yourselves which paper publishes THE NEWS FIRST. Then order the T.-R. for quickest news. Months, Timet bv Mail ti.as. NO. 198 Dreyfus Court Martial Today Completes Its Examination of the Myslerious Document The Public Session Tomorrow Fromises to Be a Momen tous One for France. Believed That National ters Will Be Seveiely Compro mised—South African Affairs. Rennes, Aug. 11.—The Dreyfus court martial concluded its seceret sessions at S o'clock this morning, Paleogue, of the foreign office, completing his explana tion of the secret dossier. Adjourned till tomorrow. SATURDAY TO BE GREAT DAY. Promises to Be Big Wltli Events In the Dreyfus Cusc. Rennes, Aug. 11.—Chicago Record special: Saturday, with Its open silting of the Dreyfus court-martial, will be a great day. Gen. Mercier and ex-Presi dent Casimer-Perier will be confronted, and anything is possible as the result of the sitting. In any case the trial will continue, but if what is expected hap pens the victory will begin on that day. Dreyfus and his friends are deter mined to leave nothing for his enemies to stand upon. They will then assume the offensive, and they are determined not to stop till the military party is routed. It begins to look, therefore, as if the trial would be much longer than was at first expected. It is even possi ble that it may run over into Septem ber. The righteous indignation and admir able boldness of the Dreyfus side are increasing every day. The secret dossier still monopolizes the attention of the court-martial. This famous collection of documents was brought down to Rennes last Friday under a strong guard. The chief of the secret police. Gen. Chanoine of the war ly out of existence. Mr. Dobs on was asked to renew the olu articles of in- department and M. Paleologue of the corporation. This he refused to do in- sisting that the companv had to pay the fw=sn office were met on the platform at the station by the prefect. Two cabs had ben engaged. In the first was placftt* the Prec'ous valise with two rnern*)er!? the secret police, under the 1 eir Gen. Chanoir.e and va se Was ver^ yellow leather nea\y, requiring two men to carry it. On one corner was riveted a small brass plate inscribed "Minis tere des Affaires Etrangeres" (foreign office). This was simply a diplomatic pouch, such as is used by French am bassadors. The valise was locked in the new safe of the Rennes branch of the Credit Lyonnais bank. The most contradictory reports enn tinu.-, to circulate concerning the Hffect produced in the Lycee by the contents of this valise since it was opened Tuesday morning. Some declare that Dreyfus in doing the grading in this vicinity for the double track of the C. & N. W., struck today for an increase in wages sleeps no more, that Mme. Dreyfus* left to $2 per day. As a result the steam I the prison yesterday with red eyes Lnd shovels are idle. [that the prisoner's lawyers are bewil •r,„„™," r^r~rrrdered. As regards the prisoner's health, ROCK ISLAND STRIKE. ja close friend of the family gives this !information. "Capt. Dreyfus' condition is excellent. He is still dieting on ac count of his disordered liver, eating lor higher wages but re- THE C-RINNELL NEWS. Soiuo Tulk of a Dally l'upcr—i*cr soual and soda). Special to Times-Republican. only mill: ard eggs. His moral state is perfect. His will and courage are un- char:gc,i. He aM-aits the result with ab- solute couiidenee. He knows he is ill nocenr. and that Is a permanent source of strength. He is nor at all nervous, as has been reported. Notwithstanding the impression of stupor produced by listening tci the reading, It is inconceiv able that the secret dossier ls now heard by him for the first time." Concerning Mme. Dreyfus?" eves. It would have been impossible to tell whether they were red or not, so short vas the moment during which h?r face was visible on entering and leaving the coupe. If she really had been weeping it assuredly was from far more natural causes than this childish dossier. In the matter of the lawyers and their alleged "bewilderment," there is this to be said: Yesterday afternoon Maltre Damange walked, slowly, a big cigar in his mouth, from the Hotel de France, where he is lodging, to the prison, tra versing the broad graveled square in front of the central telegraphic office, where he was Immediately surrounded by a group of ever-waiting newspaper men. He did not hesitate to chat about the case In a general way he was man ifestly in the best of spirits, and he even submitted good-naturedly to the "snap shots" of the English correspondents. When, a few minutes later, Maltre Demange disappeared behind the prison door just as Mme. Dreyfus was driving home, he did not look at all as if he were going to a condemned man's cell. A friend tells me that both Maltre La bori and Capt. Dreyfus are In the same contented mood. WJien they left the court room just before noon it was evi dent that the secret dossier had no more saddened the countenance or damped the ardor of the jovial barristers than it had caused Dreyfus insomnia or filled with tears Mme. Dreyfus' eyes. Worse Than .Reported, Fargo, N. D., Aug. 1.—Reports from the hail-striken district about here show that yesterday's estimate was too low that the damage will probably reach 135,000 acres. Last night Cass county was visited by a storm wliich destroyed 5,000 acres. Brother of HoOart Fatally Hurt. Lima, O., Aug. 11.—C. T. Hobart, chief engineer of the Columbus. Lima and Milwaukee road, and a brother of Vice President Hobart, was caught be tween a construction train and a big crane at Gomer, today, and probably fatally hurt. Hie l'lre nt Dnllas. Dallas, Texas, Aug. 11.—Early this morning the five-story guild building and adjacent structures were burned: loss, $250,000. There were many narrow escapes. Cloudburst In Ohio. Caldwell, O., Aug. 11.—A cloudburst at 4 o'clock this morning in the eastern part of Noble county did great teaage 1 to corn aad tobaco*.