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Chief Counsel For Dreyfiis Fired on
tad Probably Fatally Wounded
This Morning.
Assassin Creeps Stealthily Upon
Bis Victim In a Lonely Road
Near Rennes.
The Shooting: Causes Another Sen
sation In the Already Sensa
tional Dreyfus Case.
Rennes, Aug. 14.—The following bulle
lin was lEBued this morning:
"Maitre Labori, of counsel for
__ Dreyfus, was shot from behind on a
lonely road, while on his way to
court at 6 o'clock this morning. The
ball penetrated the posterior region
of the thorax on the right side at
the height of the fifth or sixth dorsal
vertebra. A heavy flow of blood
prevents, for the present, explora
tion of the depth of the wound. The
undersigned doctors hope the ball
Is lodged in the muscles enveloping
the vertebral column. They must,
however, maintain today full re
serve respecting the integrity of the
lung and spinal cord."
The bulletin Is signed by Drs. Renaud,
Relchsis, Brissaud and Vidal time,
8:20 this morning.
The shooting was witnessed by some
laborers going to work. The spot was
Well chosen. They rushed out from the
entrance to the lane, which was covered
With bushes and afforded a good cover
under which to escape. A laborer, who
•Witnessed the shooting, says Labori was
walking along the towing path of the
Valaine. At the bridge crossing the
Stream falling into the Valaine, two
men rushed out behind him. One drew
A revolver and fired at Labori at short
range. Labori fell flat on his face with
nn exclamation and the murderers van
ished down the lane. The police were
Bent for and Madame Labori notified.
She soon arrived on the scene.
Laborers beside the river heard the
fchouts of "murder" raised by the mur
derers' pursuers. One of them placed
himself In the way of the assasin, who
shouted: "Let me pass. I have shot
Dreyfus." The laborer drew aside and
the murderer ran across the field to the
railroad, dashed across in front of a
moving train and was lost to view in
the woods in the direction of the vil
lage of Chantepie.
Col. PIcquart and brother-in-law, Au
gust, who accompanied Labori, pursued
the murderer for some distance, but
being heavy men were unable to over
take him.
The laborers declare the murderer
gaid as he ran: "If I can get away, I'll
go tor them."
Labori, after lying in the road half an
hour, was conveyed home on a stretch
er and cared for by doctors. The assas
sin is being vigorously searched for. It
will not be known for forty-eight hours
whether Labori is likely to die or re
At 2 o'clock this afternoon Labor! was
suffering great agony and the doctors.
Who had left the house, were hastily
summoned. After court adjourned, Col.
(Touast called and expressed deep regret
at the occurrence. Mercier also called,
hut the doctors thought it unsafe to
allow him to see the patient.
At the residence of Labori at 4 this
afternoon the Associated Press was in
formed that the condition of the pa
tient had grown worse, the agony in
creased and fever had set in. The doc
tors are very anxious and fear, oven If
he recovers, the left leg will be par
alyzed. He is unable to move it. He
Is conscious and talks continually about
the trial. He recently received a num
ber of threatening letters, but paid no
attention to them.
Suspect Captured.
Paris, Aug. 14.—A dispatch from Le
Mans says: The commissary of police
arrested a man named Gallon, a marine
engineer, on his way from Rennes to
Havro by rail, whose description corre
sponds with that of Lubori's assassin*
Sew War Secretary Doing Good
Work In the Department.
Washington, Aug. 14.—Every day the
Wisdom of President McKlnley in se
lecting Ellhu Hoot for the ofllce of sec
retary of war becomes more apparent.
Mr. Root has plunged into the work
with a thoroughness and system that,
can bring nothing but success. He is
already securing a firm grasp on the
administration of the war ofllce. Al
though he has been at the head of the
department but ten days, he has shown
to the most casual observer that he
means to master every detail of the po
sition. "When he makes a move he will
be able to give reasons for it, for he
will have made himself familiar with
every side of the question.
At the outset Mr. Root set about fa
miliarizing himself with the more im
portant details of the department, much
as a lawyer first prepares his state
ment of facts as a basis for his legal
analysis. From Adjutant General Cor
bin he secured data showing at a glance
a broad outline of the army in the field.
From the quartermaster general he
learned the number of transports, the
capacity and readiness to carry trooos,
and the exact status of stores, clothing
and equipment, particularly as to Gen
eral Otis' forces in front of the enemy.
Of the commissary general he asked
Just how ntanjr rations were in actual
flNk al Msnllt, hoy loaf this supply
would last, how qufcklyVit could be
replenished, and whether time waa am
ple margin for every eiqergbpcy. The
same Information has been qrawn as
tp ordinance, medical and hospftal sup
plies, engineering and alghal Equip
Dylnc Ohio Woman Tells of a Beau
tiful City and Flying Angels*
Toronto, O., Aug. 14.—Mrs. Alexander
Taylor, a widow 35 years of age, was
Saturday evening, for the second time,
prepared for burial. She had been grad
ually dying for some time from con
sumption, and on Wednesday morning
became unconscious. A doctor was
called and pronounced her dead. Fu
neral preparations were begun.
About midnight her friends were as
tounded to see Mrs. Taylor move and
ask for water. She asked that a favor
ite nice, who lives in Iowa, be sum
moned at once to receive a message
from her mother, who has been dead
several years. Mrs. Taylor said her
spirit was disembodied and soared
through space till a brilliant and beau
tiful grove was reached. Here angels
were flying about, guarding what seem
ed the entrance to heaven. She was re
fused admittance, but was allowed to
converse at a short distance with her
husband, who died last winter, and with
her sister, the mother of the favorite
Saturday she became unconscious
again and this time was declared to be
dead without doubt. Just before she
died Mrs. Taylor had the vision brighter
and more vivid than before. She told it
calmly but ecstatically to the sobbing
family about her deathbed. She said she
felt her soul disembodied, and wafted
through boundless space. Then she ap
proached a vast walled city, shining
and surprisingly beautiful. On her ap
proach the gates opened, and she saw
her husband beckoning. Then she saw
her sister and her husband beckoning.
Then she saw her sister and her play
mates of years ago.
The central figure was the King of
Glory. She pleaded to go in, but was
waved back and told "not yet not yet.
Go back to earth and reveal what you
have seen."
Shortly afterward Mrs. Taylor died.
Her physician says her mind was clear
and free from opiates.
President Donnelly. iieports tlie As
sociation In Prosperous Con
Detroit, Aug. 14.—The Internationa]
Typographical Union is in session here.
President Donnelly reported the union
In the most prosperous condition since
1S02. Of 27.500 memebers, nearly 25,000
have secured a nine-hour day.
Husband's Jealousy Loads to Wife
Murder and Suicide.
Chicago, Aug. 14.—Thomas Houlihan,
formerly cashier of the Booth Packing
Company, early this morning shot his
wife and then shot himself and both
died instantly. Jealousy was the
cause, a
Columbia and Defender on a Trial
Trip Today.
Newport, It. I., Aug. 14.—The Colum
bia and Defender sail thirty-six miles
for the cup today. The weather is fine.
The Defender started three minutes
ahead of the Columbia.
The Admiral Compelled to Keep to
Ills Ship Today.
Leghorn, Italy, Aug. 14.—
Each bureau officer submitted a Suc
cinct tabular statement, and this was
supplemented by a personal talk with
the secretary. Not only the official^,
here but those at Manila and Havana
have been consulted by cable whenever
it has been necessary to add to the
completeness of the Information at
hand here. In this way Mr. Root has
speedily brought himself into touch
with every branch of the military serv
ice and has gathered a most complete
and analyzed resume of military affairs.
Dewey re­
mained on board the Olympia today, be
ing Hi with fever.
Colpred Women Meet.
Chicago, Aug. 14.—The convention of
the National Association of Colored
Women began today with nearly 1,000
delegates present from every section of
the country, including many women of
national reputation. The race problem
and other questions of Interest to col
ored people will be discussed. The
forenoon session was taken up mostly
with routine business.
Port Arthur Seaport.
Port Arthur, Texas, Aug. 14.—Port
Arthur is now a seaport. The magnifi
cent steamship St. Oswald, beautifully
decorated with flags and streamers, en
tered the ship canal at 1 o'clock yester
day and steamed through at a speed of
eight knots an hour. She was royally
welcomed by almost the entire popula
tion of the city. There is much rejoin
ing at the completion of the work.
Tlie President's Sunday.
Plattsburg, N. Y„ Aug. 14.—The presi
dent decided at the last moment not to
attend church Sunday morning, but in
stead went for a drive with Mrs. Mc
Klnley, who has been prevented by the
cold, rainy weather from going out
of doors for the last two or three dhys.
The president and Mr. Cortelyou took
a short walk around the grounds in the
Stokes Will Recover.
Lenox, Mass., Au 14.—Anson Phelps
Stokes, of New York, who was so ser
iously hurt at his country place, Shad
owbrook, Saturday, passed a very com
fortable night after the amputation of
his leg and is resting well.
The Krlegerbund.
Chicago, Aug. 14.—The Krlegerbund of
North America today listened to the an
nual address of President Joseph Soh
lenker and various reports showing
prospects and condition of the bund-
Revoiutlon Gaining Uround.
Puerto Plata, Aug. 14.—The people
here are In a wild panic. The revolu
tion Is gaining ground and the situation
is considered bad for tlM government.
Ex-President Casimir-Perier Con
fronts the General and Denies
Many of His Statements.
Aroused of Exaggerating Incident
Relative to Berlin Telegram—
War Not Imminent.
Shooting of Labori Lets Mercier Off
Cheaply—Mrs. Crawford's View
Of Evidence.
Rennes, Aug. 14t—The Dreyfus court
martial reconvened this morning at 7:20.
Maitre Demange, of Dreyfus' counsel,
announced that though Labori's wound
was less serious than at first supposed,
it would be impposslble for him to take
part in the proceedings.
Gen. Mercier was recalled to the wit
ness, stand. Mercier was at once con
fronted with ex-President Casimer
Perier, as arranged at the close of Sat
urday's session. Caslmer-Perler de
clared Mercler"s story as to the Immi
nence of war between France and Ger
many grossly exaggerated. He com
plained of the action of Mercier, who
was then minister of war, In moving
60,000 troops to the frontier without con
sulting him.
As it was Labori's task to take Mer
cier in hand and as Demange, associate
counsel, was totally unprepared for the
task, the few questions he asked had
little effect and Mercier escaped cheap
When Mercier was called, he reiterat
ed his belief that Esterhazy, in spite of
the latter"s own confession, was not the
author of the bordereau. Col. Jouaust
asked Caslmer-Perler to explain the cir
cumstances of the confession Dreyfus
is alleged to have made to Capt. Lebrun
Renault. Casimer-Perier Insisted that
he never received any confidences of
this character from Renault, adding
that Dupuy, then premier, was present
when Renault was called. '"Moreover,"
said Caslmer-Perler, "here is a letter
from Dupuy, which I ask to be read."
The letter asserted that Renault, when
questioned by Dupuy, replied that Mer
cier had sent him to the president to re
ceive a dressing down for his indiscreet
disclosures to the Figaro. Mercier in
terposed, saying: "Lebrun Renault
spoke to me In regard to the confessions
in the presence of Gen. GonBe, who will
testify thereto. It was then I ordered
him to go to the president of the repub
Regarding Mercler's declarations Sat
urday, Casimer-Perier said: "Mercier
had no right whatever to intervene in
the diplomatic conversation. I would
have prevented such interference. It
was I alone who conferred with the
minister. I declare the impression I de
rived from that conversation was one
of complete calm otherwise the inci
dent would not have been closed by
framing a note. We had no telegram
from Berlin that evening. It was in re
gard to a note the minister referred to
Berlin. If there had been any news in
regard to the matter on the evening of
the 6th we should not have waited till
the 8th to publish the nate. No dispatch
was addressed to a friendly power rela
tive to the Incident. The incident has
been magnified. Besides, in event of
diplomatic negotlons, the president
would have communicated with the
minister of foreign affairs."
Mercier replied that he went to the
Elysee palace as minister of war. Gen.
De Boisdeffre could testify as to the
orders received. Demange insisted that
Mercier repeat tlie statement that he
had given Boisdeffre orders on the 6th
relative to mobilization. Caslmer-Per
ler said he did not reply to certain of
Mercler's Insinuations. "I do not wish
to answer them," he said. "The cir
cumstances are too sad and too tragic
for me to desire to envenom discussion.
I am master of myself and my con
science. I would only state that Mer
cier has made every effort to mix me as
deeply as possible In this affair, but I
have remained aloof, during the prog
ress of the Investigation."
Casimer-Perier complained of the in
correct behavior of his subordinate to
wards the chief of state.
After Cavaignac and Hanotaux, for
mer minister of foreign affairs, had tes
tified, court adjourned till Wednesday.
Gen. Bilot, former minister of war,
testified that in the eany days of his
administration Scheurer-Kestner, of
the senate, asked him whether he ought
not to investigate the Dreyfus affair.
He, witness, recommended prudence.
Finally Scheurer-Kestner told the wit
ness he believed Dreyfus innocent
witness warn not satisfied of Dreyfus'
Bilot spoke of Col. PIcquart, saying
he held him in the highest esteem, as ht
had given valuable information about
a neighboring army and its artillery,
which showed the necessity of re-form
ing the French artillery as commenced
by "that great initiator Mercier."
Bilot protested against the allegation
that he wanted to send Picquarfwhere
he would fce*»r return. He said devo
tion to tka country and army and
anxiety respecting the secrets of na
tional defease often entailed excep
tional measures, like resignation and
going to distant points whence It was
possible to return with superior rank.
O.K- -f.'satSl
where heroism certainly wiped out ev
erything except treason. (Sensation.)
Demange invited Bilot to explain the
statements of Barthou and foincalre,
former minister, that Bilot was once so
doubtful of Dreyfus' guilt that he was
unable to sleep for several nights. Bilot
acknowledged the statements as true.
Picquart's revelations produced daubts
In his mind, but his conviction of Drey
fus' guilt remained unchanged.
There was a great sensation when
Demange mentioned the opinion ex
pressed by Barthou that Bilot had been
forewarned in regard to Col. Henry's
forgery. Bilot acknowledged that for
gery was among the factors arousing
his doubts said he was greatly sur
prised and affected by It.
Cavaignac, former minister of war,
testified that he was the first cabinet
minister to assume responsibility to
Dreyfus. He followed the inquiry of
the court of cassation and still desired
to associate himself with the responsi
bility of those who in 1894 protected the
country and army against treason.
(Sensation.) Among the principal points
on which he based his conviction was
the confession of Lebrun-Renault, In
support of which he quoted from an al
leged letter of Dreyfus, but which in
reality was a part of Gen. Gonse's re
port to the minister of war on Col. du
Paty de Clam's report of an alleged
confession. Cavaignac admitted falli
bility of human testimony and said it
should be taken into account In con
demning a fellow man, but asserted
that he was convinced of the guilt of
Dreyfus because his accusers were so
entirely in agreement in their testi
mony. Cavaignac said he found addi
tional proofs of Dreyfus' guilt in the
technical character of the bordereau.
The bordereau alone established the
fact that treason emanated from the
bureau of the general staff from an of
ficer able to secure all the Information
desired, as DreyfUs was, in spite of his
denials. Dreyfus had been everywhere
necessary to procure the information In
question. Jt was established, ,, he de
clared, tb^t Dreyfus copied the plans
of the proposed concentration of the
army. 'Witnesses, he claimed, would
support this assertion.
Famous Woman Correspondent Com
ments on Saturday's Session of
Dreyfus Trial.
(Copyright, 1899, by Associated Press.)
Rennes, Aug. 14.—Saturday was "a tre
mendous day. Casimer-Perier gave to
the court-martial a history of the Drey
fus case. He spoke in an emphatic
manner and with strong emotion, often
with the strong tone of indignation. He
appeared to greater advantage than I
ever remember to have seen him be
fore. He was honest and truthful,
though not free from pose, unless when
his anger at the lies being told about
him rendered him quite natural. M.
Casimer-Perier declare* that he would
not leave the court room until the im
putations against him were cleared up.
He has grown stouter since he resigned
the presidency. He looks like an adept
at athletic sports. His eyes were some
what staring, not at all observant of the
expression of his feelings, unless of an
ger, but he looks like a man who had a
grandfather who filied a high situation
and who stands uncommonly well with
his banker. Refinement and dellcacy
are wanting. He Is not a high-born
gentleman, but a son and grandson of
pre-eminently successful bourgeois, of
whom he Is proud. There is nothing
commonplace or insignificant about
him, but nothing that suggests a noble
Gen. Mercier was allowed to sit while
giving his deposition, if his long-wind
ed, flat explanatons and remarks can be
called a deposition. He Is of quite an
other type from Casimer-Perier. His
full dress uniform failed to make him
soldierly. His carriage and countenance
were those of a trickster. Estorhazy is
like a brigand Mercier is like a hishon
est grocer who adulterates his wares.
His eyes are mere silts surrounded
with puffy flesh. They peer suspiciously
and reveal nothing. The instinct of self
preservation and the small, mean pas
sion that minister to it are alone ex
pressed in the withered countenance.
He spoke for hours in a scarcely au
dible voice. Once the tap was turned,
the dribble, or the drivel, went on.
Hardly anything was In the deposition
beyond one capital admission that he
sent secret documents to Col. Maurel
with not a strict order, but implied to
show them to other judges of the 1894
court-martial. Falling to demonstrate
the guilt of Dreyfus, Mercier turned to
ward the prisoner at the conclusion of
the dullest speech I aver heard and
with a Pecksniffi&n softness said "If I
had the slightest doubt of the justice
of the 1S94 sentence, I would now say to
the prisoner, 'Captain, I have wronged
Dreyfus, for the first time, burst the
bounds of self control. The blood rushed
to his face, and starting to his feet, he
cried: "But that is what you ought to
say." This brought down the house and
the bar, press and public applauded.
Gen. Mercler's deposition was in such
a contrast to the graphoc powerful story
of Casimer-Perier, which had through
out the ring of truth, that the general
was hooted as he left the stand. He
and Casiiner-Perler will be confronted
on Monday. I pity htm. Think of a
sorry-spavined horse, only good for a
knacker, sent to fight a lion. Monday's
proceedings will be sensational today's
were thrilling, a sign that the tide is on
the turn. Jouaust, who was at first so
stiff with dignity and Ignored Dreyfus'
salutes, today returned them. The oth
er depositions were not sensational, but
important in covering the anti-Drey
fusites with confusion by nailing their
lies to the counter.
The military Judges look, as such,
contemptible beside the wearers of the
toga. They have each and all some
thing in them reminding one of Ester
hazy. The minds of all mdve In the
narrowest grooves, and are bandaged up
in the notion of military authority and
convention. The tone of the military
bench Is dull and unintellectual. I pre
fer the treachery of the French civilian
judge to the blockhe&dlsm of the mili
The officers who judge Dreyfus may
for decency's sake acquit him, but they
will do so reluctantly and with "hearts
filled with gall. They are not to be
converted by evidence, but it may, and
I believe. It will, overbear them.
Resignation of Stewart Goodre
Surprise to State House
Had Been Connected With Insurance
Department for Fourteen Tears
—State Board.
Figures Showing Cost of Feeding
Inmates ia Iowa Institutions—
State Fair.
Special to Times-Republican.
Des Moines, Aug. 14.—Stewart Good
rell, superintendent of the insurance de
partment In the office of the auditor of
state, has resigned his position and will
leave on September 1 for Chicago,
where he assumes the duties of general
manager for the Iowa Life Insurance
Company and Northwestern Life As
surance Company. The announcement
of Mr. Goodrell's resignation is a com
plete surprise to the state house officials
and to the state generally. It had been
expected that the next legislature
would make an entirely independent de
partment of the insurance business and
that Mr. Goodrell would be put at its
head. He has been connected with the
department for fourteen years and his
record is unique as the longest of con
tinuous service at the state house. Mr.
Goodrell became a clerk in the depart
ment during the administration of John
L. Brown in 1885. He was a member of
the force which was ousted by the aid
of troops under order of Governor Sher
man on March 16, 18S5. He was rein
stated the following January and
served under Mr. Charles Beardsley
while the impeachment trial of Auditor
Brown was on the tapis. He served
through the administrations of Mr. J.
A. Lyons and Mr. C. G. McCarthy, and
last January entered upon his four
teenth year of service with Auditor
Merriam, certain of retention through
out his entire term. His long service
has given him a thorough acquaintance
with the duties of the office and a com
plete knowledge of the insurance work
in the state. The splendid offer made
him is an evidence of his ability.
While regretting his departure from the
state, people in all parts of Iowa will
extend to him their good wishes for
continued success. State Auditor Mer
riam has not yet decided upon the ap
pointment of a successor, but it is an
ticipated that this appointment will be
made within the next few days.
During the past year the Inmates of
the state institutions have been better
fed and at less expense than at any
previous equal length of time in the his
tory of the state. By the board of con
trol figures have been compiled showing
the actual cost of boarding each of the
Inmates in the different institutions,
both by the meal, day and week. This
cost has been almost Incredibly small,
yet the food has been of a better qual
ity and has been served in larger quan
tities than ever before. The fare has
been selected according
methods, with a view to the health of
the inmates of the institutions. Follow
ing is a table giving the cost for each
person for each day and meal for the
week ending July 2, at several of tlie
state institutions:
Average cost per person.
Week. Day. Meal.
Anamosa $1.2000 $0.1714 $0.0."
Clarinda 1.0000 0.143G 0.0479
Council Bluffs.. ..0.S031 0.1147 0.0382
Davenport 0.5S55 0.0765 0.0255
Eldora l.OSOO 0.1530 0.05
Ft. 2u.adison 0.77 0.11 0.0367
Glenwood .. ... ..0.9S30 0.14 :0.047
Independence .. ..0.7616 0.in9 0.036
Knoxvllle 1.128 0.161 0.0533
Marshalltown .. ..1.0427 0.1489 0.0496
Mltchellvllle 0.S»5 0.12S 0.0426
Mt. Pleasant .. ..0.7h7 0.112 0.0375
Vinton 1.219 0.174 0.052
Another feature hes been added to the
attractions of the state fair. This will
be a reunion on the fair grounds of all
the ex-prisoners of the civil war. A
program has been arranged and ad
dresses will be delivered by prominent
Iowans who were confined in rebel
prisons during the war. A campfire for
all old soldiers will be given on the
grounds Tuesday, August 9. and veter
ans of the war, with their wives and
families, will be admitted to the
grounds free of charge. This Includes
also the veterans of the late Spanish
war and those who have relatives in the
Iowa regiment in the Philippines are
included in the list of those entitled to
free admittance. Tickets can be se
cured from the county auditors of the
counties In which the persons reside.
The management anticipates that the
reunion will be the largest ever held
on the state fair grounds.
Secretary Wesley Greene, of the State
Horticultural Society, has now re
ceived reports as to the condition of the
fruit crops in all counties in the state.
These reports show that the fruit was
badly damaged by the severe cold of
the past winter, the Injury being more
severe than was at first thought. But
not only will this year's crop be much
smaller than the average, but in nearly
all cases a large percentage of the fruit
trees have been killed or so badly froz
en that they will soon die. The report
gives the following summary:
Of American plum trees 76 per cent
remain in good health, 13 per cent show
Injury and 11 per cent are dead.
Of European plum trees 20 per cent
are in good health, 39 per cent are in
jured and 41 per cent are dead.
Of Japanese plum trees IS per cent
are in good health, 32 per cent are in
jured and 50 per cent are dead.
Of cherry trees 75 per cent are In
good health, 16 per cent show injury
and 9 per cent are dead.
Of pear trees 50 per cent are in good
health, 25 per cent show injury and 25
per cent are dead.
Of peach trees 8 per cent are in good
health, 21 per cent show injury and 71
per cent are dead.
Of grape vines414 per cent are in good
Americans Take Another Philippine
Sulu Islanders are Friendly.
Dewey Reported III at Leghorn..
Resignation of Stewart Goorell.
Capital News and Comment.
Croker Comes Out for Bryan.
Tom Reed Refuses Interview.
Two London Sensations.
Queen's Transvaal Utterance.
Judge Not a Democratic Candidate.
Numerous County Conventions.
County Fair Week Opens.
Latent Church Forces.
A Serious Problem.
Iowa Press Comment. .••.•-•.•
Topics of the Times.
Land Sales, Etc.
Iowa Items and Newspapers.
City Personal Mention.
Marshall County's Institute Begins.
Alleged Hose Thieves Bound Over-
Barnes Case Continued—Other Po
lice News.
Central Traffic Men Meet.
Dr. A. C. Kellogg Makes a Strike.
A Big Yield of Oats.
Mrs. James Elder Dead—'Other
The Monday Markets.
The Suffering in Porto Rico.
health, 21 per cent are Injured and 55
per cent are dead.
Secretary Greene finds that the in
jured trees may as well be classed
among those killed, as it is but a ques
tion of a short time until they die.
Their fruit bearing qualities are rained.
Carl Prime, son of Gen. John R.
Prime, has been appointed signal of
ficer for the First brigade, Iowa Na
tional Guard. The position has no sal
ary attached, hut permits of an unlim
ited amount of work and study. In
case the troops are ever called into ser
vice the position will be one held in
high estimation, however.
Sulu Islands Ready to Yield Sover
eignty of The Group.
Iloilo, Aug. 14.—The correspondent of
the New York Herald and Chicago
Times-Herald has just returned to Ilo
ilo from Jolo, Mindanao and Cebu. Gen.
Bates Is still negotiating for a treaty
with the sultan of the Sulu Islands.
The sultan is as yet unwilling to ac
cept the terms offered by the Ameri
cans. He says that the Spaniards mis
represented to the world the nature of
the treaty which he made with them,
and he wishes to limit the Americans to
the occupation of the town of Jolo
alone. He claims the island of Siassi
and the town as his own. The sultan
seems not to have the support of his
chiefs, many of whom express friendly
sentiments toward the Americans.
Yokane, the most powerful chief in
Sulu island, said in an interview that he
was willing to force the sultan to terms
If he refused the American propositions.
All the chiefs complain of the bad treat
ment the sultan has given them.
The Chinese population of Siassi,
which was formerly held by the Span
iards, but was given over by them to
the sultan's men, are being squeezed
financially by a duty of 5 per cent on
exports and Imports. In an interview
with your correspondent the Chinese
said It would be a most excellent change
If the Americans were substituted for
their present rulers.
The sultan's flag Is now floating over
Siassi. The sultan recently added eigh
ty rifles and a largo store of ammuni
tion to his previous stock of 300 rifles.
War between \the controlling chiefs
among the Moras is more likely than is
war with the Americans, provided we
do not Interfere with their religion and
For the first time in history white
people can travel about Sulu Island
among the Moros safely. The corre
spondent crossed the island without a
guard, through a wild country, to inter
view the sultan at Maibun. He received
me with courtesy and gave this signed
'•'This certifies that his highness, the
Sultan Hadgi Mohamed Womolol Kir
am, Is like a brother to the nation of
Americans and wants to know if they
are the same to him."
Dentil of Mrs. Ilnyes.
Special to Times- Republican.
Clinton, Aug. 14.—Mrs. Clarissa Sel
den Hayes, mother of ex-Congressman
•Walter I. Hayes, of the Second district,
died at the home of her grandson, ex
Postmaster A. L. Schuyler. Sunday af
ternoon, aged 85 years. She married
Andrew Hayes at Ann Arbor, Mich.,
Aug. 2. 1830. She came to Clinton in
1S66 and resided here with her son Wal
ter since. She was a woman of raro ed
ucation and a writer of ability.
Woodmen to Picnic.
Special to Times- Republican.
Hampton, Aug. 14.—A grand Wood
men picnic will be held here Wednes
day, Aug. 23. There will be a ball game,
athletic events, band tournament, dance
and all kinds of amusements. A noted
speaker will be secured for the occas
ion. P, W. Purcell is secretary of the
picnic aweciatlOB.
The Weather.
For Iowa—Partly cloudy tonight and
Tuesday and showers in the southwest
tonight warmer in the east Tuesday
easterly winds.
For Illinois—Fair in the north and pos
sible showers In the south, tonight and
Tuesday north to east winds.
Counsel for Dreyfus Assassinated.
Sensational Testimony at the Trial.
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San Mateo Captured After a Sharp
Skirmish With the Foroes
of Aguinaldo.
Americans Lose Three Killed and
a Number of Wounded—
Travel Difficult.
Information From Sulu Islands In
dicates a Friendly Disposition
Among the Natives.
Manila, Aug. 1.—A reconnoisance Sat
urday by troops of General Samuel B.
M. Young'3 brigade with the object of
discovering the whereabouts of the
enemy near San Mateo, northeast of the
San Juan reservoir, about ten miles
from Manila, resulted in the occupation
of San Mateo.
The American loss was three killed
and thirteen wounded, including a lieu
tenant of the Twenty-first Infantry.
The Americans approached San
Mateo in three columns. Major Cronin
with a detachment of the Twenty-fifth
infantry advanced from Novallches,
five miles west of San Mateo. Captain
Rivers, with 100 men of the Fourth cav
alry, and Captain Parker, formerly
lieutenant colonel of the Twelfth New
York volunteer regiment, with 280 men
of the Twenty-first and Twenty-fourth
infantry and the Fourth cavalry, ap
proached in two columns from the,
Maj. Cronin experienced many dif
ficulties arising from the condition of
the country and failed to effect a junc
ture with Capt. Rivers west of San
Mateo, as bad been planned.
Capt. Rivers, advancing, took an out
post of the enemy two miles southwest
of San Mateo. He encountered strong
resistance among the hills, the enemy
tiring from excellent positions. Having
I failed to connect with Maj. Cronin and
seeing that the town was already oc
I cupied by the Americans Capt. Rivers
withdrew, covering his withdrawal by
a heavy volley. He lost a sergeant
Capt. Parker, on advancing, found
the enemy strongly entrenched on the
far side of some rice fields about a mile
jwide and covered with deep mud. Push
•ing forward rapidly he routed the Fili
ipinos after forty minutes' fighting, and
then continued the march upon San
Mateo, which he entered without ser
1 ious resistance about 1:30 in the after
Maj. Cronin entered the town about
,4:30. The Americans still occupy the.
place. Our men were exhausted by the
'heavy marching. Twenty-three of the
enemy are known to have been killed.
This is the first action in which Col.
-•Hurt's colored troops participated. They
•behaved well, their leaders having dif-.
ficulty in holding them back.
Gen. Young accompanied Capt. Par
ker's column and was under fire
throughout, the engagement.. It is esti
mated that the enemy numbered be
tween 300 and 400 men.
f-«'lmrmaii Is 1
Washington, Aug. 14.—It is the ex
administration ofilcials
that President Schurman, of the Phil
ippine commission, will reach Vancou-»
ver today or tomorrow on the steamers'
arriving at that point. Tt is expected
that Mr, Schurman will go directly to
Lake Champlain and discuss the Phil
ippine situation with President McKm
U-y and such of the president's advis
ers as may happen to be visiting him.
Mr. Schurman will brinir with him, it
is understood, the views of his col
leagues on the situation and present
them to the president for his considera
tion. The discussion will be beneficial
with respect to the plans for the coming
campaign, the chances which may be
made with advantage in the govern
ment it is proposed to elve to the Fili
pinos, and finally the recommendations
Philippines which the
president will embody in his forthcom
ing message to congress.
Mr. r-'ehurman left Manila in June
and bas been in Japan, not on any dip
lomatic mission, it is asserted by ad
ministration officials, but for the pur
pose. ol enabling him to recover from
his exhausting stay in the Philippines.
It is expected that when Admiral
Dewey arrives in Washington Mr.
Schurman will be requested to come
here to confer with the president and
the admiral relative to the advices re
specting the situation which Gen. Otis,
Professor Worcester and Col. Denby
will forward.
No recent advices regarding the sit
uation have come to the state depart
ment from either Col. Denby or Pro
fessor Worcester, but the department
understands that they are continuing
their efforts to make the natives un
derstand the friendly purposes of the
United States and are making investi
gations of the sociological, commercial
and other conditions in the archipelago,
which the president will make the
basis of recommendations to congress
in his annual message. It is understood
in administration circles that this feat
ure of the president's forthcoming mes
sage will be carefully prepared and re
viewed by Mr. Schurman and Admiral
Two Deaths in fifty First.
Washington, Aug. 14.—Otis reports
the following deaths in the Fifty-first
Iowa: Walter E. Hutchinson, Com
pany A, dysentery Rodney Clark,
Company B, typhoid fever.
Did Not Criticise Otis.
Banff, N. AV. T., Aug. 14.—Lieutenant
Commander Percy St. John of her maj
esty's ship Peacock Is here, and can
scarcely contain himself with indigna
tion on account of his reputed criticism
of General Otis and the Filipino cam
paign. American papers to hand con-s
talning the reported Interviews at Vlc-.
torla have made the commander furl-':
ous. He denies the correctaees of the
Interviews and has, through his attar
nejff, demanded to be set riflirt.
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