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•J THI QUIOKUT NEWS,
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UMIUtANO-.
VOL. XXV.
The British Military Gradually Con
Mntrating on the Frontier of
the TransvaaL
Latest Reports Say Kmger Will
Hake a Proposition Satisfac
tory to Britain.
More Details of tbe Situation In
Porto Rioo—Army Aiding
Relied
Cape Town, Aug. 18.—Military con
tingents are daily leaving here ana oth
er cities for the Transvaal frontier. Re
cruiting is actively proceeding.
London, Aug. 18.—'The Johannesburg
correspondent of the Daily Mail says:
'"I,'learn that instead of replying to
the proposal of Mr. Chamberlain to re
fer the franchise controversy to a
joint commission of.lnquiry the Trans
vaal government will intimate its will
.ingness to grant a five-year simple
franchise retrospective and unciogged
by restrictions, and that the represen
tation of the gold fields will be extend
ed to one-fourth of the volksraad, thus
exceeding the fifth demand by Sir Al
fred Milner and rendering an Inquiry
into the present franchise law unneces
sary.
"Nothing will be demanded in return
for these concessions, but a suggestion
will be made that the imperial govern
ment should grant something recipro
cal."
The correspondents of the Times and
Standard at Johannesburg confirm the
statement of the correspondent of the
Daily Mall, asserting that the new
scheme of the Transvaal executive is
said to be the result of deliberations
between Pretoria, Bloemfontein and the
Afrikan plains at Cape Town.
The Johannesburg correspondent of
the Morning Post says:
"It is stated on all hands that the
Boers In the outside districts are
threatening that in the event of war
they will murder all the Englishmen
and outrage their women."
All the burghers in the Krugersdorf
district were warned yesterday to be
ready to take the field at a moment's
notice.
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More Details of tlio Conditions
tlio Int?i-lor—Arm7 Aid.
San Juan, Porto Rico, via Haytl, Aug.
IS.—Visits to tne most distressed dis
tricts of the island prove that the form
er reports of terrible conditions have
not been in the least exaggerated.
People in the towns are huddled to
gether anywhere for shelter. In the
country the people are sleeping out in
the open an-.
?. The food supplies have been totally
destroyed. Only the well-to-do can af
ford to buy provisions.
Unless succor comes in a few days the
people will starve. The supplies from
San Juan have not yet arrived, but are
expected. The depots in many towns
are already surrounded by large num
bers of hungry persons. The mayors
of the towns have received no authority
to dispense money, but most of them
are contributing generously out of their
own pockets to supply the most urgent
needs.
As far as Caguas and Cayey the san
itary conditions are not threatening,
but roports from the towns further
south state that their condition is dan
gerous. The peril lies in. the herding
of the inhabitants In the town&
Several of the soldiers were wounded
during the recent hurricane, but It is
learned that there were no deaths
among them.
The best posted pesfons agree that it
will be necessary to provide work for
the inhabitants and seed for the next
planting. The military commander at
Adjuntas reports to headquarters by
courier that some of the provisions of
the troops were wet and much Is use
less. Money can be used in helping the
helpless. There is urgent need of send
ing aid, as the remaining provisions are
giving out. The situation of the town
is very serious.
An ollicial report from' Guayamos
says that 263 houses were destroyed, 172
seriously injured and 204 damaged by
the storm.
In Yabuc.oa the police are obliged to
protect the peasants bringing fruit from
the country In order to prevent it being
taken away from them by force by the
hungry mobs. The situation thers is
most desperate. The troops have been
ordered to avoid trouble with the in
habitants, who have held a public gath
ering to find a solution of the diflicul
tles. The municipality has no means
to buy food and asks help from General
Davis.
In the district surrounding Mayaguez
scores of women, old men and children
are homeless and begging shelter and
food. The schooner Conception, loaded
with 200 Porto Ricans going as emi
grants to Samana, went adrift today.
All jumped overboard and several were
drowned. Some are now sheltered In a
storehouse, while others are wandering
about the town.
A Mayaguez paper reminds the public
that In the year 1841 the city was de
stroyed by fire. Two days later ths
governor was personally distributing
150,000 among those who most needed it.
The principal street of the c!»y bears
his name In remembrance of this phi
lanthropic act.
In Arroyo 90 per cent of the houses
were demolished by the hurricane. At
the Playa Port nothing remains. The
sea rushed into the town, and lighters
and boats can be seen in the street.
The mayor of Maunabo has been
obliged to build a large shed in the
middle of the plaza to shelter 200 home
lens people.
1
Many prominent people, in Utuando
have signed an appeal to the public ask
ing food and work for the Inhabitants.
Two thousand persons have perished
to this whole district. Not 1,000 pesos
soMM .fe* raised to buf tb» provisions
mi
$!V? (^f/*' 'A
^KTj&3£#*s
&$mi
which they need to allay the sufferings
of the residents.
Havaha, Aug. 18.—The Ward steamer
Vigilancia from New York, Aug. 9 for
this port, now several days overdue,
is believed to be safe. The steamer
Mexico, of the same line, passed the
Vigilancia in a gale Monday last. At
that time the Vigilancia was hove to.
The United States transport Burn
side, which Jeft New York Aug. 9 for
Matanzas, and which was overdue at
that port, arrived there at noon yester
day.
IOWA'S ACTION PLEASES ALTGELD
But Not Enthusiastic Over the Ken
tucky Situation, Ilowevcr.
Chicago, Aug. 18.—While former gov
ernor John P. Altgeld' is pleased with
the action of the Iowa convention he
does not express so much satisfaction
at the way the antl-Goebel democrats
nominated their ticket, which they
w,ould have known as the "regular
democratic to beat the Goebel faction."
Some time ago Altgeld expressed the
opinion that two tickets in Kentucky
would be the only salvation for the
legislative candidates. He said then
that two sets of candidates would help
elect his friend ex-Senator Blackburn
to the United States senate. When the
radical silver men in their convention
at Lexington Wednesday failed to men
tion Blackburn's name it is easy to see
why the ex-governor is not rejoicing
over the outcome. When asked if the
antl-Goebel ticket met with his ap
proval, Mr, Altgeld said that he under
stood the men on the ticket were good
men that he understood they had a big
convention. But further than that he
would not discuss the Kentucky situa
tion.
"Over in Iowa they mounted the sil
ver horse and are up in good shape,"
said Mr. Altgeld. "I am well pleased
with the outcome of the convention
and I feel that the prospects are bright
for success in that state. It will be safe
for silver. They re-afHrmed the Chicago
platform in whole and In detail and
showed they are loyal to party prin
ciples."
H. S. (Buck) Tanner, of Paris, Edgar
county, called at democratic headquar
ters yesterday. Mr. Tanner says the re
publican party leaders In his district
are working hard to get W. J. Calhoun
into the gubernatorial race and that he
would carry Edgar county over his
namesake. Mr. Tanner nas been chair
man of the Edgar county democratic
committee for the last fifteen, years.
Former Senator Isaac Miller Hamil
ton went to Mackinaw yesterday, where
he will meet Charles G. Dawes, comp
troller of the currency, and Gen. John
McNuIta. It is understood that these
friends of Mr. Calhoun will go over the,
political situation and will endeavor to
have the Danville statesman declare
himself a candidate for the nomination.
CHARGES AGAINST OFFICIALS.
Sensational Petitions Filed In Union
County Court.
Creston, Aug. 18.—W. C. Lorimor, of
Afton, through his attorney, J. A. John
son, of Lenox, and 12. A. Lee, of Afton,
attempted this morning to file cases
with the county clerk against County
Auditor J. E. Cherry, County Treas
urer C. E. Bagg, Scott Skinner, Frank
Walker, G. H. Witherspoon, Jerry Riee
dorf and N. W. Clarke, the five mem
bers of the board of supervisors, charg
ing them with official misdemeanors.
County Clerk Joseph, acting on the
advice of County Attorney Bull, refused
to file the petitions, holding that no
bond accompanied and that the county
attorney had not been consulted. While
the petitions arc in the clerk's hands
he does not consider them legally filed,
hence not public property, and y'our
representative was denied a perusal of
the documents.
The action Is the outgrowth of a con
troversy which has been going on for
several months conducted from the east
end of the county relative to charges of
irregularities in the conduct of business
by the county officials mentioned. It is
said that some of the allegations are
strong, and that the petition would be
interesting reading, if' nothing more, is
generally admitted.
The petition against Treasurer Bagg
is said to accuse him of no serious of
fense. It is claimed that in certain
cases he remitted penalties which he
should not have done, and that in other
cases ho could have collected penalties
which he failed to do.
The charge is made against County
Auditor Cherry that he is short $1,500 In
his accounts. This Is a serious asser
tlon.but Mr. Cherry does not seem to be
worried as to the outcome of the case.
Scott Skinner, who last year was
chairman of the board of supervisors,
is accused of defrauding the county out
of money by connivance with one Frank
James, the bridge builder, in that the
county was charged more for material
than It was worth.
The other members of the board are
accused of Irregular proceedings In the
business conduct of their offices. Mayor
Skinner was not disturbed when in
formed of the charges made.
FIFTIETH I. N. G. ENCAMPMENT.
Going Through tlio Evolutions of
(iouulno Array Life.
Burlington, Aug. 18.—Life at Camp
Lincoln has begun in real earnest, lhe
boys were up at revielie at 5:15 a. m.,
and had mess at S with potatoes, bacon
and coffee forming the bill of fare. Cap
tain Maglll was officer of the day. Lieut.
Glasgow, Company D, Washington,
Lieut. Franjc, Company C, Muscatine,
are officers of the guard.
Guard mount occurred at 8 o'clock:
regimental drill at 9 o'clock in com
mand of Col. Caughlan. Major Norrls,
commanded the First battalion, Major
Dunlap the second, and Capt. Bishop,
acting mujor, the third. Several hun
dred spectators viewed the work of the
regimental drill which showed much ef
ficiency on the part of the men. The
hospital corps, bugle corps, and regi
mental band, also drilled. After din
ner came the regimental drill in extend
ed order, battalion formation, and the
day's work ended with dress parade at
6:sb p. m.
The usual scenes about the camp are
being "enacted during the leisure hours,
and the boys are being given unusual
freedom, which, so far, they have fully
respected. The camp Is an Ideal one and
so far Is proving a fine success. Much
good is expected from the two weeks'
life here
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His Evidence Before Rennes Court
Martial of a Sensational and
Convincing Nature.
Minister of War and Army Officers
Unwilling to H&ve tbe Truth
Known.
Advised Picquart to Keep Discovery
of Dreyfus' Innocence and Ester
hazy'8 Guilt Silent
Hennes, Aug. 18.—Monnard appeared
as counsel for Dreyfus at the opening of
court this morning. Coi. Picquart re
sumed his testimony. He discussed the
dossier fas the main spring in the con
demnation of Dreyfus. He took up the
documents successively, referring to the
writers and addresses of the letters as
"A" and "B." Before taking up the
dossier, however, he protested against
the allegation that he consented to
communication of the secret document
to the first Dreyfus court-martial with
out the prisoner's knowledge, declaring
It would have ben an insult to the court
to believe they would lend themselves
to such machinations. Then he proceed
ed to discuss the phrase, occurring in
the bordereau, "I am going to Manoeu
vers." He said there was no question
of probationers going to Manoeuvers in
September. This would have curtailed
their period of probation in an entirely
unusual manner.
Witness then carefully analyzed the
secret dossiers The "dossier," he said,
"may be divided into two parts. The
first contains three documents: One, a
document known as the D'Avignon doc
ument, the terms of which are about as
follows: 'Doubt proofs. Service letters.
Situation is dangerous for me with
French officers. No miormation from
officer of line. Important only as com
ing from the ministry. Already some
where else."
"Two—A document containing the
words: 'Cette canaille de D—'
"Three—A document which was noth
ing but a report of a journey to Switz
erland made in behalf of a foreign pow
er.
"The second part of the dossier," con
tinued Picquart, "consisted chiefly of
a supplementary review of the first. It
contained the gist of seven or eight doc
uments, one of which—"the 'Cette Ua
naille de D'— will serve for the purpose
of comparison. It also contained the
correspondence of attaches 'A' and 'B'
(these initials, It should be borne in
mind, represent Col. Schwartskoppen,
formerly German military attache at
Paris, and Maj. Panlzzardl, former mili
tary attache of Italy at the French
capital)."
At this juncture the colonel said it
would facilitate his explanations if he
were permitted to see the secret dossier,
adding: "I have already had it in my
hands, but I fear my memory may fail
me in some points."
"What you ask," replied Jouaust, "is
impossible, the ministers' orders being
absolute that the secret dossier can only
be examined under certain conditions."
"I regret It," answered Picquart. "but
will try to refresh my mcmorj
Witness next explained why Paty du
Clam's translation of the D'Avlgnon
document, which had been classed as
idiotic, was open to doubt, and why the
document, If it had any meaning what
ever, was as applicable to Esterhazy
as Dreyfus. Regarding the correspon
dence of military Rttaches witness dem
onstrated the insignificance of the In
formation asked for. While Paty du
Clam regarded the correspondence as
convincing and clearly Indicating an of
ficer on the second bureau, Picquart
maintained the terms of the correspon
dence, Indicated the writer intended to
ask a friend, not a spy, for the infor
mation desired. Many headquarters of
officers, he pointed out, were on cordial
and absolutely legitimate terms with
foreign military attaches.
Picquart then took up "Cette Canaille
de D—" document. He called the at
tention of the court to the face that it
was addressed by Schwartzkoppen to
Panlzzardl, not vice versa as had long
been believed. After giving reasons for
believing Dreyfus was not the person
referred to, Picquart showed how Paty
du Clam endeavored to ascribe author
ship of the document to Panizzardi
with a view to establishing a connection
which in reality did not exist, between
various documents of the indictment
against Dreyfus. The document refer
ring to the French agent's journey to
Switzerland, of which Schwartzkoppen
is said to have been In formed, was only
slightly commented upon by the wit
ness, as he did not attach importance
to it.
"Permit me to point out to you, gen
tlemen," continued Picquart, "that this
document was not the property of any
particular minister. It was classified
as belonging to the Intelligence depart
ment and formed part of the well-de
llned dossier—the dossier shut in one
of the drawers of my desk and which
was abstracted from it. This commen
tary, therefore, upon the secret dossier
was a document improperly removed
from my department." (Sensation.)
"Mention was made yesterday of the
disappearance of documents. That is a
case In point."
Turning to the second portion of the
dossier Picquart described a number of
doouments as forgeries and showed po
lice reports therein showed nothing ser
ious against Dreyfus and Intimated
that the reports were "doctored."
Picquart then fold of Esterhasy's
MARSHAEIiTOWU", IOWA» FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 1893
anxiety to get Into the war office, which
led witness to Investigate him. He
found Esterhazy was a gambler and
libertine and endeavoring to get con
nection with a British company. Wit
ness received a specimen of Esterhazy's
handwriting and wafc struck with the
resemblance to the writing of the dos
sier. He showed lt to Paty du Clam
and Bertlllon, the handwriting expert.
Clam' declared it -wjis the handwriting
of Mathew Dreyfus, Capt. Dreyfus'
brother. Bertlllon .sild "It was the
writing of the bordereau." Being con
vinced the handwriting of the bor
dereau was that.of Esterhazy, witness
made further inVejstfeation and found
the information .' contained therein
might w«Jl have bfelp supplied by Es
terhazy.
tie
tHen J$»id these facts be­
fore Gen. BolsdeffAv- who sent him to
Gen. Gonse. The 1
factaf said 'So a
made."
Describing the i:
when he disclosed
ter,f Picquart said^
Gonse for permisi
Investigation- the
impossible, both
on learning the
stake has been
lew with Gonse
je Esterhazy mat
'When I asked
to continue the
iral replied it was
opinion and that
inister of war, to
en I pressed the
ould prevent the
in,.-
of Boisdeffe and ttiii
reopen the affair.
•point that nothing'
reopening, if it siroulSbe believed Drey-
fus was Innocent,
say nothing nobod^J
eral,' I replied, 'jrll
abominable. I won
with me!' (Great!)
ise said: 'If you
rill know.' 'Gen
you tell me is
Icarry this secret
lensation.)
recited details of
with a view to
instigated by-
The witness bitterl
various machinatior
Incrimination of
Henry, Esterhasy attd Paty du Clam,
together with orders sehding him on
an inconsequential mission to Tripoli,
with a view to gettiag him out of the
way and subsequent orders to Gen. Le
Clere, commanding in Tunis, to send
Picquart to the frontier, which LeClere
did not do. Witness told of securing
the services of a lawyer for his own
protection, and how the lawyer got
matters up In the senate.
At the conclusion of Picquart's depo
sition, which occupied the entire ses
sion, Generals Roget and Mercier were
allowed to be confronted with the wit
ness, but the confrontation only lasted
a few minutes and did not prove sensa
tional, having reference only to com
paratively minor points.
Picquart showed marked ability and
keenness in the presentation of his case
and was listened to most intently
throughout. Adjourned till tomorrow.
-Vlts. CliAWl'OKU'S IlKVIliW
Associated l*rcs» Correspondent
Comments on the Dreylus Case.
(Copyright, 1899-,.by Associated Press.)
Rennes, France, Aug. 18.—Gen. Ro
get, M. Be.-, ull« ,t^ie investigating
magistrate the widow of the late Lieut.
Col. Henry and Col. Picquart were on
the stand yesterday. Madame Henry,
after Bertullus had deposed, asked
leave to speak. She stood up In a
stagy manner, raised her left hand and
said:
"Je demande la parole" (I ask to be
heard).
She wanted to contradict what Ber
tullus had said regarding the friend
ship of her husband and Esterhazy.
What she said was a tirade learned by
heart and scarcely evidence. She want
ed to show that Bertuilus could not pos
sibly have wrung an uror.-al from Hen
ry that he and Esterhazy formed an
association of traitors.
Her story coincided with what Gen.
Roget said on this subject. So far from
Bertullus appearing to suspect Henry
and crushing tiie latter with words of
suspicion, she said her late husband
had described that magistrate as
"charming." She said Bertullus even
embraced Henry when the latter was
taking his leave, a circumstance which
struck the wife wh.-n she heard it as
boding no good. She jumped to the
conclusion that falsehood lay behind the
kiss and that Bertullus was a Judas.
This idea she then developed in a pas
sionate peroration that seemed a lesson
by heart.
Bertullus felt that it would never do
to argue with her, for tears were stand
ing in her eyes and the judges were
looking sympathetic. So he said that
he preferred saying nothing to a lady
whose grief he respected and wiiose
anry excitement he pardoned.
Gen. Roget shor -ed extraordinary
forensic ability. I 10 not Know what
the military worth is of the generals
who are acting here as witnesses, but I
do not wonder at the old judges of the
court of cassation being jealous of their
argumentative capacity, their skill in
turning a case inside out, in puzzling
innuendo, in casuistry and In elegant
verbal facility.
Mercier is wonderful in these re
spects. Billot is not inferior to him, but
Roget is the superior of both in forensic
skill, acumen and suggestlveness.
Dreyfus was under Koget as an out
sider at the general staff and seemed
tortured by his arguments and the
points he made .points that went home
to the military judges and were intend
ed to poison their minds. Finally he
could stand It no longer and starting
up, his eyes gleaming with anger, he
cried:
"You deal only in argumentation. I
have listened to you for hours without
hearing a single fact."
There were, nevertheless, some facts,
but they were adduced to destroy the
credit of Col. Picquart, who was repre
sented, when head of the intelligence
department, as playing a crooked part
and keeping back every piece of infor
mation unfavorable to rDeyfus.
M. Demange made many happy points
in putting questions to Gen. Roget, who
dodged them with presence of mind ana
address, and when in a corner, with cool
impudence. Still Roget had the ear of
the court. He knows how to speak to
specialized military minds.
The evidence of M. Bertullus was, on
the whole, favorable to Dreyfus In the
Judgment of civilian listeners. Unfor
tunately, his reputation is blowed upon.
He belonged when at Nice to the South
Railway gang, and as the magistrate
sent to Investigate their swindle, played
Into their hands. Roget alluded to this
and other doings of Bertullus and
showed that he did not respect, him.
M. Bertullus Is an ejnenrean and has
[Continued on Eighth Pace.]
Democrats Evidently Intend'^',lake
Silver Subordinate to /.
pansion Issue.^
Bryan's Lead to Be Followed by
Those Who Have Campaign
In Charge.
Candidate White, Sells and Bashor
To Begin Campaigning Early—
The Liquor Plank.
Special to Times-Republican.
Des Moines, Aug, 18.—Now that the
smoke of the conflict has cleared away
and the democratic delegates to the
state convention of Wednesday have re
turned to their homes, the leaders of
the party here are beginning to take
a survey of the situation and see where
they landed. It hasn't taken much aft
er reflection for them to discover that
they are where they did not expect to
go when the convention assembled.
Tn the first place, it is generally'ad
mitted that while silver has not been
abandoned, it will have to be subordin
ated to the war issue. Few of the ultra
silver men like to admit this, but are
forced to confess that the war question
is the one that Bryan is giving the
most attention, and the one which the
people are the most Interested in. It
is safe to say that the war issue will be
the one emphasized in the democratic
campaign this fail, along with the anti
trust and free silver issues as secondary
considerations.
This situation is far removed from
what had been planned by the conser
vative element was desirous of keep
ing free silver in the background, but
wanted Ca Co Sells for the candidate of
the party for governor. The silver men
are satisfied with White as the nom
inee, but don't like the relegation of sil
ver to a back seat. The dissatisfaction
was apparent all day yesterday and to
jday among the stragglers and stayovers
from the convention.
Nevertheless, the new chairman of the
state central committe, George Huff
man, of Des Moines, says that the par
ty will make the hottest campaign in
Iowa since Boles ran and was elected.
In conference with ex-Chairman Town
send yesterday and other members of
the committee it was decided to nave
another meeting of the state central
committee, Aug. 29. Headquarters will
then be opened, and the campaign in­|tine,
augurated. Candidate White. Cato Sells
and S. H. Bashor. the latter two of
whom wihtdrew to elect White, are all
to take the itump early in the cam
paign and set the ball rolling.
It is a notable fact that the liquor
plank in the democratic platform this
year is the first that has appeared in
an Iowa democratic platform for the
past three years. The party managers
have managed to keep liquor planks
out of the platforms for the past few
conventions. The same attempt was
made this year, but without avail.
Judge M. J. Wade, of Iowa City, is
credited with writing the plank this
time. It is a compromise, however,
pure and simple, and does not neces
sarily reflect the exact views of Judge
Wade. J. S. Murphy, of Dubuque led
the faction that tried to keep the liquor
plank entirely out of the resolutions.
In his district caucus, Murphy had a
hard fight to be elected on the com
mittee, and won out after stating his
position on the liquor question. While
one might have difficulty In believing
it from the plank itself, it was written
by the temperance faction. The plank
says that it is the desire of the party
to amend the present mulct law, so
that all of its objectionable features
may be eliminated and to substitute
therefore such legislation as may be in
the interests of true temperance. "Said
a prominent democratic leader this
morning: "The plank is broad enough
for anybody. It will suit equally well
a prohibitionist and a brewer."
A case of great importance to the
finances of the s-.tate is that just begun
in the district court here by C. LSmb &
Sons, incorporated, of Clinton. This
firm is a big lumber company of Clinton
and has been in business for the last
twenty years. Its articles of incorpora
tion were first filed in 1&7S. This made
them expire a little more than a year
ago. Application was made to Secre
tary of State Dobson for an extension
of the articles for another twenty
years, claiming that articles once filed
and accepted Ijy the state are perpetual,
unless the state law is in some way in
fringed. They offered to pay the 50-cent
fee for making out the papers, but re
fused to pay any more. Secretary Dob
son held that the company would have
to file new articles and pay the regular
rate under the new law, which is so
much per thousand dollars, in this in
stance $1 a thousand. As the company
is incorporated for $700,000. the filing
fee was a little more than $700. This
the company refuses to pay and has
filed a suit in the district court to com
pel the secretary by a writ of mandam
us to issue the articles. The case will
be made a test one and is of great
importance. About twenty years ago
there were a great many companies in
corporated in Iowa. These articles are
now expiring, a great many every year.
Then there are many new companies in
corporating. and the total amount of
fees from them all the next few years,
if the old companies have to file new
articles, instead of getting the old ones
extended for a nominal charge. An
agreed case will probably be made and
the question submitted at an early date
to the district court. Whichever way
the decision goes the case'Will probably
be appealed to the supreme court to
settle the question finally. Should the
state lose its case It would mean a loss
of many hundreds of thousands of dol
lars to the treasury during the next
decade.
The movement for good roads now
being inaugurated by William H. Moore
of St. Louis, president of the State and
Interstate Good Roads and Public Im
provement Association, seems destined
ii#T»
E I N
The W eatlisr.
Iowa—Generally fair tonight and Sat-*"
urday, except thunder storms in the
northwest tonight and in the north and
west Saturday continued warm south
erly winds.
Illinois—Generally fair and continued
warm tonight and Saturday southerly
winds.
FA«K OXK
TELEGRAPH AND GENERAL:
Picquart Defends Dreyfus—Sensa
tional Evidence.
Alleged Assassin of Labori Arrested.
Military Movement Toward Trans
vaal.
Arrival of the Shamrock.
More Details of the Porto Rico Storm.
The Democratic Issues.
l'AUK TWO.
IOWA AND GENERAL
The New Volunteer Regiments.
Hardships of the Klondike.
Weilman Returns from Polar
gions.
PAGE THHEK.
IOWA NEWS:
Logan Agitated Over Saloons.
Farmer Killed Near Osceola.
Negroes on Strike at Tara.
Sad Death at Cedar Falls.
PAG KS 1'OUli AXU FIVE.
EDITORIAL:
Unpatriotic Democracy.
Kentucky Democratic War.
Tammany Leaders Flop.
Topics of the Times.
Iowa Press Comment.
Iowa Notes and Newspapers.
PAGES SIX ANi SJSVE.N.
CITY NEWS:
Wallin Concludes to Sue the City.
a New Rebekah
Liscomb to Have
Lodge.
A Sunstroke—Two Accidents.
City News In General.
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LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS.
State Center Adultery Case Settled.
Governor Refuses to Intercede in
AValker's Behalf.
Red Men Attend Boone Pow Wow.
Mc-Cormick General Agency
Removed.
.Friday's Markets by Wire.
!president, is now operating in twenty-
tw states and expects to accomplish
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French Officers Arrest a Van Claim
ing to Be Maitre Labori's
Assailant.
The Police Think He Is a Lunatic
and Not the Real
Criminal.
Two Murderers Pay the Extreme
Penalty for Tlieir Crimes
—Other New3.
Rennes, Aug. 18.—The man who at
tempted to murder Labori has been ar
rested at Dol and confessed. His name
is Glorot.
Glorot was arrested because he said
.yesterday: "I am the men who shot
lie- Labori." The police believe the pris
joner is only a lunatic or drunkard de
jsirous of attracting attention and the
so-called confession may turn out a
mere empty boast. The police are in
vestigating the recent movements of
the prisoner.
THE KAIZER'S SPEECH.
Tribute to French Valor on Battle*
Held of St. Prlvat.
Berlin, Aug. 18.—In an address today
at the unveiling of a monument to the
dead of the First guards on St. Privat
battlefield, near Metz, the emperor em
phasized the statement that the figure
of an angel on a shaft, leaning in re
,pose on a sword, stood for the guardian
Marshall County Veterans to Meet-j angel of the dead of both armies.
hinery Reunion. French as well as German, for all
Miss Reed Honored by Appointment fought bravely. He expressed a belief
to Art School. that, united in eternal peace, the souls
Some New central Engineers. I0f dead of both armies were looking
down on the scene from around the
throne of the supreme judge.
LIEUT. WILLIAMS WOUNDED.
Another Member of the Kifty-flrst
Iowa Hit by a Muuser.
Washington, Aug. IS.—Otis cables:
"Lieut. Lamont A. Williams, Company
E, Fifty-first Iowa, was severely
to Be mounded in the leg, near San Fernando,
on the -Jth inst."
FAVOR EARLY CLOSING.
to meet with considerable success. Dis- Belle Plalne Merchants Inuuguruto
a a re a N a re a
called for Burlington, Dubuque, Musca- Sla lu—Notable Weddlne.
Waterloo. Ottumwa, Centervilie. Special to Times-Republican.
Council Bluffs, Cedar Rapids, Ft.! Belle Piaine, Aug. IS.—Belle Plaine is
Dodge, and Des Moines. Last evening Jvery much agitated just now over ear
it was decided to hold a state conven-jiy closing. For some time a majority
tion in Des Moines about October S. jof our business men have wished to
(This will be after the district conven- iclose their places of business at 8*00
jtions are held which are to send dele- o'clock p. m. each day except band con
fgallons to the state convention. Some jcert night and Saturdays. A few, how-:
of the dates for the district conventions ever, refused to do so and the matter
•have already been set. Burlington will .fell through. Beginning Monday night
imeet on October 3, Dubuque on Oct. 5. iast, all but a few closed their doors
Centerville. Sept. 30 and the others at (and have done so every night since, and
dates intervening between Sept 30 and [it
is
Oct. S. To the state convention Gov- !proposition'in time.
ernor Shaw is to be asked to appoint
1 a great deal in the methods of ..road jug young business man of this city,
building. Ison of'Frank Duughty, a drygoods mer-
KILLED BY THE CARS.
Stephen Dudsinskie sued the chief of in a cozy residence on the east
police and the city of Clinton for $1,000 after Oct. 1.
damages for false imprisonment.
High hinders Organize.
Special to Times-Republican.
New Sharon, Aug. IS.—The Royal
(Highlanders erected and dedicated a
Illustrious protector, S. V. Reynolds
worthy evangel. Dr. J. H. Phillips
secretary, Frank D. Wilholm Warden,
J. H. Brown gfclde, Charles L. Fitz
gerald: chief of spearsman, W. W. Wy
more first prudential chief. S. V. Rey
nolds second prudential chief, C. F.
Chord third prudential chief. Samuel
C. Martin physical examiner, Dr. J. H.
Phillips.
Asked to Name Officers.
Des Moines, Aug. IT.—Governor Shaw
has received a request from Secretary
of War Root for the names of two men
from each company of the Fifty-first
Iowa volunteers, who are known to be
morally, mentally and physically sound.
It is supposed the secretary wishes to
appoint men fom each regiment as
lieutenants in the new volunteer regi
ments. Governor Shaw has not decided
who he will name, but there is no
dearth of material. He has already re
ceived recommendations for twenty or
twenty-five officers who are looking for
commissions under the volunteer or
ganization.
The Shamrock Arrives.
New York, Aug. 18.—America's cup
challenger, Shamrock, arrived this
morning.
to be hoped all will agree to the
Gur city is hav!ng
two delegates from each congressional boom on account of the new lin of
idistrict, four from each county, and one iroad being built from here to Blue
jfor each 2,000 votes in each district as- iEarth and beyond, and the prospect of
Isolation territory. While commercial
le No
bodies of every state and town in the j.this city instead of Tama. The line\
jState will be asked to send delegates to |from Gladbrook across to the new line
,the convention. jhas been surveyed and the cut-off will
Des Moines has pledged itself to pay
the expenses of the state convention. It jfor winter traffic. We understand all
will be held during the Seni Om Sed through trains from that division will
carnival so that there will be reduced come by the new line which will be a
I rates in force. Machine men and ex- (shorter route and an easier one, as an
•pert road makers will be present from 'engine can pull ten more cars to the
the big manufactories of the east to 1 train by evading the Gladbrook hill,
show how to make good roads. The ob-
ject is to form a strong organization ja
•:'M
NO. 104
something of a
rth Towa division being run into
be bunt this fallj s0 as Ul bf ready
!Th will be a hard bUnv for
great thlng for
(in Iowa and to secure good roads legis- ia\0ng the new line is progressing nicely
Ration at the ctvriing legislature, lhe :ani from present indications trains will
association, of which Mr. Moore is jb{,
runninf
Last
ithe
Tama, but
Belle Plaine. Work
,- before ibOO.
evening, at 7:30 o'clock, occurred
marriage of. Harry Doughty, a ris-
chant, and Miss Grace l'ye, daughter
jof Kev. Nathaniel Pye. pustor of the
Eddie Gregolson Hun Down by En-|M. K. church at this place. The cere
Cino nt Klk Htver Junction. I mony was held in the church in the
Special to Times-Republican. presence of many Invited guests. It is
Clinton, Aug. 18.—Eddie Gregoison the must notable society event that
was run down by a Milwaukee freight ihas taken place for many months be
train on the main line at Elk River cause of the prominence of the con
Junction at 4 o'clock this morning. He trading parties, who are among the
was killed, his legs being cut off. His very best young people of the city,
parents summoned six doctors in hopes They gave a reception at the home of
jof saving the boy's life, but he died at the bride's parents after the ceremony.
12 m.
They will be at home to their friends
castle of that order in this town pevine. All Dempsey's valuables, con
Wednesday night. The charter member- slsting of $1.25 in money, a pocket knife
bership was secured by Deputy Charles and some tobacco, were taken and he
W. Pierce of Marshalltown. The floor was pretty badly bruised up. Devlne
work was exemplified, and the follow
ing officers installed by State Deputy
J. R. Carruthers. Marshalltown.
aide,
Knocked JJown und Kobbcd.
Special to Times-Republican.
Boone, Aug. IS.—John Dempsey was
knocked down and robbed last night
near the new round house by William
was arrested later and identified by his
victim. The preliminary examination
will be held this afternoon.
Franoy Was a sick Man.
San Francisco, Aug. 18.—An autopsy
on the remains of Jim Franey, the pu
gilist, who died after being knocked out
by Frank McConnell, Wednesday night,
shows that his vital organs were dis
eased. He was in
110
condition to en­
ter the ring. McConnell, with others
connected with the fight, is out on bail.
Frightful Accident.
London, Aug. IS.—By an explosion in
Llest colliery, Glamorganshire, Wales,
eighteen persons were killed. Sixty are
still in danger.
The dead are now believed to number
twenty-live. It is understood all the
living were rescued.
Vt'ludvw (ilaai Trust.
Columbus, Aug. 18.—Representatives
of leading window glass interests in the
United States effected a consolidation
at a meeting here. The capital stock,
when the details are completed, will be
from J35,000,000 to 550,000,000.
Two Murderers Hanged.
Rock vlUe, Md., Aug. 18.—Arm Is
ted
Taylor and John W. Fred Brown, weref
hanged here this morning: for robbery..'
and the murder of Louis Rosensteln sad
wife, last May, st SlidelL

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