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Toil. XXV.
Geo. Lawton Believes That Hostil
ities Will Soon End in tbe
Thinks Rebels Will See Their Folly
and Give Up the
Greatest Danger Lies in Encourage
ment Given by the Antis
In America.
Washington, Aug. 23.—"I believe that
the end of the organized opposition to
the authority of the United States is'
now in sight, and* that before this
reaches you peace will be assured."
In a private letter received here from
MaJ. Gen. Lawton that officer makes
this significant statement. Gen. Law
ton's belief that peace is in sight is very
satisfactory to department officials who
have read the letter. He is known to be
an officer of good judgment, and the ut
most confidence Is placed in what he
He fails to state in his letter the facts
upon which he bases his conclusions,
but army officers say that in addition
to Gen. Otis' negotiations with the Fili
pino leaders he probably referred to the
purpose of this government largely to
increase its force in the Philippines and
vigorously to prosecute the war as soon
as the dry season begins.
As this government has given the
widest publicity to every move it has
mae looking to the strengthening of
Gen. Otis' forces, Aguinaldo has un
doubtedly been advised of the facts,
and, In view of Gen. Lawton's state
ment, It is believed that the operations
of the dry season will be limited.
It is understood that Gen. Lawton's
communication, though private, will be
brought to the attention of the president
and Secretary Root. It is understood
here the secretary will return to Wash
ington tonight unless the president
should request him to stay over and
discuss Philippine matters further.
In addition to the Philippines the sec
retary will talk about Cuban matters
with the secretary, especially in regard
to the proclamation to be Issued by the
chief executive to the people of Cuba
announcing that a census will be taken.
This proclamation is expected to be of
an Important character, but will not
contain, so far as known, any reference
to the time when independence will be
granted to the island.1
It is reported by an official convers
ant with the facts that there was no
Intention on the part of the president,
so far as known by Secretary Root be
fore his departure, to relieve Gen. Otis
and replace him by either Gen. Miles or
Gen. Merritt.
Confers Wltli tlxe President.
Plattsburg, N. Y., Aug. 23.—Secretary
If1/ of War Root arrived here at noon yes-
Jterday and was soon afterwards clos
,* "."eted with President McICInlay and At
torney General Griggs. Their "confer
ence lasted about two hours and little
could be learned as to the nature of
their discussion. Secretary Root was
asked as to the conference and he said:
"No, there is nothing startling to give
out as a result of our t&lk. We went
over pending matters and had a general
talk upon the many problems confront
ing the United States at this time."
The secretary met Gen. Merritt soon
after his talk with the president and at
»torney general, and together they dis
cussed the situation at Manila. It is
evidently settled that Merritt is not to
£be sent to Manila to relieve Gen. Otis.
In confirmation of Secretary Root's de
nial, Gen. Merritt has said to an inti
mate friend here that there was no
probability that he would be sent to the
Philippines. It is the intention of the
president to give Otis a chance to show
what he can do with an adequate force.
If he does not succeed in ending the in
surrection Gen. Miles will be looked to
to complete the task.
Secretary Root left last night for
Washington. C. N. Bliss, of New York,
former secretary of the interior, arrived
there last night. His visit is simply one
of pleasure and rest.
Typhoon Delays Transports.
Washington, Aug. 23.—Gen. Otis ca
bles from Manila that the sailing of the
Zealzindla and Valencia, with Montana
troops and discharged men on board,
had been arrested by the prevailing ty
phoon, but they would leave Tuesday.
'Wins Canada's Cup.
Toronto, Aug. 23.—To the American
challenger Genesee belongs the honor of
winning the first race for the Canada
cup, the Rochester boat outsailing the
Beaver by one minute and twenty-two
A closer or a keener race one could
•ot wish to see, for the yachts were
never more than two minutes apart at
any stage of .the course. The wind held
fairly steady and there was no fluke or
error in sailing the race, s? that,
though the margin of victorw was a
narrow one, it was clear cut and fairly
The wind and weather were such as
to enable the Genesee to show at her
best, and after the iirst three miles of
the course had been sailed she estab
lished herself in front and never again
,was second, though at one point, in the
windward tack of the second leg, the
Canadian boat was apparently within
forty feet of her.
Gold for tlio Droicls.
Seattle, Wash., Aug. 23.—J. O. Hest
wood, manager of a Klondike company
In which the Drexels, of Philadelphia,
are heavy stockholders, arrived from
Dawson yesterday afternoon on the
steamship Humboldt. He had 500
pounds of gold dust, one-third of the
output of the company's.properties. The
Humboldt had other Klondike passen
gers with perhaps $1,000,000.
An unknown man who had tost his
reason while searching for gold in the
Yukon also came on the vessel. Com
bur Up the river lie attempted to jump
•verMMurd and at Juneau escaped his
JTT. "-^r- IN THE
guards and after a frantic run through
the town was recaptured. V,
William West, an Atlin mlnefijj had
an eighty-thrce-ounce gold and qfeirta
nugget which ho found In Spruce crtek.
Its estimated value is $1,000, but west
refused $1,500 for it as a curio. He
found It at a depth of four feet, wedged
between a great bowlder and two other
distinct rocks. West is an American
of Swedish extraction. He sold his
holdings in Atlir^which he says is
rich, but that arr American can not live
In. peace in the country.
Editor of
Southern Xowspnpcr
Outraged For Having Monro As
Tampa,,13«^, Aug. 23.—Editor W. C.
Crum, «f tWirjyorida Republican, post
master ^t^ea^a suburb of this city,
was brut-llf beuten by white caps. The
trouble gmfc. ouTOfcf his appointing a
negro, Dan NSiorrfwo, assistant and
placing him ln^hargilkpf the postoffiee,
as Cram himself Tiyedru^Tampa. White
men hat! been trled'.in the.position, but
did not prove satisfactory
Morrison was frlghteiied Into resign
ing his office, and Mr. Crum then took
charge himself, and last night, after he
had finished his work in the office, he
mounted his horse and started for
home. When about a quarter of a mile
from the postoffiee a masked man with
a shotgun stopped him. In an Instant
about fifteen sprang out, surrounded
him and pulled him from the horse.
Mr. Crum cried out for help, but none
was forthcoming.
He was tied hand and foot and his
clothes were torn from his person. He
was beaten 'then upon the back in a
most unmerciful manner. Great gashes
were cut in the flesh. He was also
beaten about the face and breast and
the whiskers on one side of his face
were cut off. Before he was lei go car
bolic acid was applied to the ugly cuts
upon his. person, making the pain ex
cruciating. Mr. Crum has closed the
office and will not handle any more
mail there.
Suzerainty as an Issue.
London, Aug. 23.—A parliamentary
paper dealing with the Transvaal crisis
was issued yesterday. It details the ef
forts of the Boer government during the
last year to have the question of the
suzerainty of Great Britain submitted
to arbitration and Great Britain's re
peated refusals to discuss this basic
point. The document adds that Sir Al
fred Milner, the governor of Cape Col
ony and high commissioner of South
Africa, writing to Mr. Chamberlain, the
secretary of state for the colonies, last
June said:
"The way in which the secretary of
state juggles with the convention of 1884
is rather irritating to a. plain man."
The final dispatch from Mr. Chamber
lain, dated July 13, 1899, to Sir Alfred
Milner, concurs with the latter's views
as to the untenable Transvaal conten
tion, adding that the British govern
ment had no intention to continue to
discuss the question of suzerainty with
the Transvaal.
Can All Kiss the Bride.
Fort Dodge, Aug. 23.—One of the chief
attractions of the Fort Dodge' street
fair, which is to be held here September
14, 15 and 16, will be a public wedding,
In which the whole outdoor audience
may have an opportunity of kissing the
bride. As an inducement for candidates
to offer themselves for this Hobsonlan
feat, the merchants are making the
most munificent offers and the persons
who are married at the street fair will
have found a soft snap in the way of
household furnishings. A committee
has been appointed to receive applica
tions, of which they have already re
ceived many. The applications are to
be kept a profound secret and there is
much curiosity to know who the appli
cants are.
McLean Is Not a Candidate.
Cincinnati, O., Aug. 23.—John R. Mc
Lean arrived here yesterday from
Washington, preparatory to his attend
ance at the democratic state conven
tion at Zanesville next week. Mr. Mc
Lean said the reports about his being a
candidate for the presidency were with
out foundation, that he was for Bryan
and that Bryan would be the presiden
tial candidate on the next democratic
national ticket. Mr. McLean does not
know yet who will present his name to
the Zanesville convention for governor,
and he has made no arrangements for
next week.
Jones Not Endorsed.
Columbus, O., Aug. 23.—The attempt
of the friends of Mayor Jones, of To
ledo, to secure his endorsement by the
union reform party in convention as
sembled here has failed. On the vote
favoring such endorsement and the fur
ther effort to leave the head of the tick
et vacant, the vote against both propo
sitions was almost unanimous. The
friends of Jones say the.action will split
the union reform parly. The above
ticket was placed in nomination.
Strike Illnorders In France.
Rouen, Aug. 23.—A body of 2,000 strik
ing dock laborers, on being refused ad
mission to a cemetery during the burial
of the remains of a comrade, returned
to the city crying: "Long live the
strike." Disturbances followed and a
number of the leaders were arrested.
Last evening there were fresh disorders,
the people taking the side of the strik
ers. Many persons were Injured and
the police made numerous arrests.
Peace Union In Sewsloii.
Mystic, Conn., Aug. 23.—The Univer
sal Peace Union is in annual session
here and will continue through the
week. Between five and six hundred
members are present. The annual re
port or President Love, touching upon
the Philippine rebellion, said this war
was not only cruel but unrighteous, op
posed to our professions of liberty and
the avowed policy of our country.
An Kxtru Session.
Sioux Falls, S. D„ Aug. 23—State Sen
ators Stewart, of this county, and Phil
lips, of Stanley county, yesterday in
answer to a telegraphic query from
•Yankton, agreed to attend a special
session of the legislature without cost
to the state to provide means to bring
troops from San Francisco.
A cablegram from Antwerp, Holland,
says that the feeling In Holland Is be
coming more.and more Intense against
British aggression In South Africa,
Labori Infuses New Life Into the
Defense at the Dreyfus
Accused Becomes Accuser and the
Perjured Officers Are Put Into
a Hole.
Counsel For the Prisoner Gets After
Witnesses Who Express Belief
Without Facts.
Rennes, Aug. 23.—Gen. Roget brought
with him to the Dreyfus trial this
morning a bulky envelope containing
documents received from Esterhazy,
now in London. The day was consumed
In the hearing of minor witnesses and
nothing whatever of a sensational char
acter was elicited. Comptroller Roy
testified that he had an unfavorable
impression of Dreyfus, but gave no
facts to sustain it. Maj. Drevill testi
fied that Dreyfus could have, had access
to documents at certain hours. Drey
fus replied that he could, but he did not.
A man named DuBrieul testified that
he saw Dreyfus away back in 1SS4,
when a lieutenant, at the house of a
friend talking to a man said to be an
attache of the German legation. He did
not know the alleged attache's name or
anything more about the matter. La
bori dressed him down beautifully and
Dreyfus denied that he ever had rela
tions with any German attache.
Capt. Valdant testified that he saw
Leblois, of Dreyfus' counsel, in Pic
quart's office in 1806.
Capt. Leonard declared Esterhazy's
Ignorance barred him from furnishing
the information mentioned In the bor
dereau. In Esterhazy's absence, his
evidence before the court of cassation
was read. Gens. Gonse and Boisdeffre
replied to Esterhazy's statement, de
nying the truth of such parts of it as
applied to them. Labori questioned
Gonse searchlngly and managed to visi
bly disconcert him.
Adjourned for the day.
tlio Pro-
Review and Comment on
ceedlniCH at Kcnncs
Rennes, Aug. 23.—Tuesday was Maitre
Laborl's day at the Lyce, where Capt
Alfred Dreyfus is standing trial on
charges of treason. Labori was the
central figure.,.of the scene. As the
Dreyfus drama unrolled before a
crowded court in the morning his tall
Viklng-like form, draped in a long
black gown, bordered with ermtne, sit
ting in front of the footlights, was the
magnet which from the moment the
curtain was rung up until It fell at
noon drew from all eyes not merely
glances of curiosity, but the steady
gaze of admiration. His mere presence
brought brightness into the court room
and fresh light Into the proceedings.
Labori did what people had expected.
He galvanized the dormant defense into
an active, living thing. M. Demange is
conciliatory. He has always seemed to
fear to tread on the military corn. La^
bori Is a gladiator and always speaks
to touch his foe to the quick. Let
there be the slightest opening in his
opponent's defense and he thrusts
When M. Demange found nothing to
ask a witness, M. Laborl's quick eye
had discovered weak spots and he came
forward with searching questions. He
opened the day with an eloquent speech
smaller military fry, who occupied the
witness stand, successfully with dis
concerting questions.
Labori cornered Mercler on the
Schneider letter, which the latter had
used in evidence and which Col. Schnei
der had repudiated as a forgery. The
general was surprised when Labori
suddenly demanded that Mercler be re
called. Evidently he hoped the tribunal
would support him In refusing to ex
plain how he got a copy of a letter
which was of a later date than his in
cumbency at the ministry of war.
Rut Labori was not to be denied. He
insisted that Mercler should give some
explanation. Then, after hesitating,
Mercler declared he would assume all
the responsibility atached to his pos
session of the document. This, as La
bori Intended it should bo, was a dem
onstration of communication by the
general staff of part at least of the se
cret dossier to an ordinary soldier, such
as Mercler became Immediately on
leaving the ministry of war. When La
bori had attained his object and forced
a confession of grave violation of law
on the part of Gen. Mercler, he gave a
smile of grim satisfaction and then add
ed significantly:
"I shall have other questions to put to
Gen. Mercler."
The scene was highly dramatic and
made a profound impression upon all
the spectators.
Gen. Mercler must now be spending a
very miserable time, for as the result
of this admission, syid with the addi
tional charge of communicating secret
documents to the court-martial of 1894,
lie Is liable to arrest at any moment.
Indeed, some people think it not Impos
sible that he will be lying In the mili
tary prison adjoining the cell of Capt.
Dreyfus before the week Is out.
Another series of questions put by
M. Labori, concerned Lajoux, a spy
formerly in the service of the French
war office, but packed off to South
America, according to various military
witnesses, because he proved a swin
dler. Labori asked how it was, if that
BO, that
Lajoux was still receiving
monthly payments.
Commandant Roilin, completely u-
Systematic Efforts of tlio Authorities
to Run Down As«ul lunts.
Little Rock, Ark., Aug. 2? —Over forty
negroes were in the Pula»kl county jail
last night as a resuJt of a conce»ted ef
fort on the parttif the uuthotCles to ru'i
down the men who fw days aro ccm
mitted assaults on five white women in
this city. Ed Wrirht was nosiiiv»ly
identified yesterday by Mrs. Kennedy
as her assailant and wns held to tlie
grand jury without bail. Ev^ry pre
caution has been taken to prevent a
lynching. A large mass meeting of ne
groes was held last night. The meetlns
was called by the leading negroes, who
are endeavoring to help run down and
punish the guilty parties. They are op
posed to lynching, but are anxious to
see the guilty ones legally punished.
Assault at Falls City, Nob., Causes
the Greatest Indignation.
Omaha, Aug. 23.—A special froir. Falls
City, Neb., says:
Yesterday afternoon a man known as
"Shorty" Wilson, a comparative stran
ger, committed an assault on the 1
year-old daughter of A. W. Burcha-rd, a
prominent merchant of this city. The
assailant gagged his victim with a corn
cob. Wilson was found and arrested.
On the way to the jail a crowl, headed
by the child's father, got after Wilson
with a rope, and it was with the utmost
difficulty that the shelff got his man be
hind the bars. The crowd is still hang
ing around the Jail and a lynching is
not improbable.
Mischief Maker In Cleveland.
Cleveland, O., Aug. 23.—C. E. Ward, a
bicycle repairer, was arraigned in police
court on the charge of meddling with
street railway property. Recently sev
eral boys were arrested on the charge
of placing explosives on street railroad
A Xcw York Tragedy.
J. H. Eroekman, a deserter, serving a
sentence of one year in the military
prison at Fort Sheridan, made a dash
for liberty yesterday afternoon and was
fired upon by the guard. He was in a
road cleaning crew and suddenly jump
ed into a thicket. Trooper William John-
and the audience could have listened son fired five shots, one ball striking the
for an hour to his rich melodious voice,' fugitive in the back. He was captured,
modulated tones and then impassioned Liquid air may «ooi be utilized by the
outbursts, accompanied by energetic crematory at St. Louis as a substitute
and speaking gestures.
Gen. Roget, Gen. Billot, Gen. Mercler
and Gen. de Rolsdcffre, with the other
military witnesses gave one another
anxious glances and put their heads to
gether to exchange obviously disagreea
ble impressions as Labori plied the difficulties
for wood gas in the incineration of bod
Amos L. Allen, of Alfrefi, Me., Is slat
ed to succeed Tom
man from, the First
the prospect of a :ettWment of the
ken aback, replied that a cessation of
payments was under consideration.
The Impression conveyed by Laborl's
questions and the replies given was
that Lajoux was being paid by the war
office to keep out of the way in the in
terests of Ksterhaay, whom Lajoux In a
letter read In court offering revelations
in the Dreyfus affair, Indicated as the
real traitor. M. Labori's cross-exam
ination In this matter, therefore, was a
distinct advantage to the accused.
Labori announced that he Intended to
recall several witnesses.
which have caus-d the sus-
At Dublin Earl Cadogan, lord lieu
tenant of Ireland, signed the expected
order releasing from Maryborough jail
James Fltzhurris, alias "Skin the
Goat," who in May, 1SS3, was sentenced
to penal servitude as an accomplice in
Hie murder on May «. 1SS2, in Pheenix
Park, Dublin, of Lord Frederick Caven
dish, chief secretary for Ireland, and T.
H. Burke, permanent under secretary,
who were assassinated by stabbing by
four men known as the "Invineibles."
A quantity of dynamite or some other
high explosive, placed in one end of a
gas pipe, was the cause of the serious
injury of L. Donaldson and U. S. Bren
nen, of Greenville, Ind., at Tolleston.
nine miles from Hammond, while they
were at work for the Indiana Natural
Gas and Oil Company, laying mains
from Greenville to Chicago. It Is ex
pected that Donaldson will die.
The gasoline engine of the Table Rock
Clay Company's works at Table Hock,
Neb., exploded and Charles Kidney, an
employe. Is so badly burned that he can
not recover.
Admiral Dewey was paid a very high
compliment at Ville Franche Tuesday
by the commander of the French navy,
who saluted the admiral's flag before
the Olympla had saluted the fort, a
most unusual courtesy.
The German industrials at Bremen
are making special efforts to capture
the Russian markets, being inspired to
{his attempt by the success of Ameri
can importers into Russia and the ag
gressiveness with which they are oc
cupying the field.
Cummins Leaders Said to Be Op
posed to the Wapello Man For
State Chairman.
They Fear His Personal Preference
For Gear Might Influence His
Political Actions.
Hancock's Desire to Protect Allison
Reason For Resigning—The
Iowa Central.
Special to Times-Republican.
Pes Moines, Aug. 23.—There is some
disposition to stir up trouble over the
election of s. new chairman of the re
publican state committee. Some of the
Cummins leaders are credited with a
desire to protest against the selection
of Iiarry Weaver as chairman. Mr.
Weaver comes from Senator Gear's own
senatorial district and they represent
that, being an ardent Gear man, he
might easily find excuse to use the In
fluence of his position in Gears interest.
Probably the. protest against Mr.
Weaver has been made to appear more
vigorous becaause of the aiscus3ion that
newspapers have devoted to the matter.
As a matter of fact, there are only two
men talked of in connection with the
chairmanship, Messrs. Weaver and
Spence, and both are Gear men. Mr.
Spe'nce undoubtedly would have been
the first choice of the committee if he
had been announced a candidate and
the committee had voted tl.e personal
preferences of members. As it is there
is apparently a good chance that he
may become a candidate.
Mr. Hancock's reasons for retiring
from the chairmanship are now gener
ally believed to relate to Senator Alli
son's interests. Mr. Hancock is first of
all a loyal friend of the senior senator.
Ever since the present fight began to
warm up there have been Intimations
from various quarters that Allison was
concerning himself with the outcome.
There is little apparent reason for this
belief, but such has been charged.
Mr. Hancock, a personal friend of Sen-
To the detectives they admitted that
the explosives consisted of a mixture of !ator Allison and representing the Alli
sulphur of potash, and that it had been I son district, would be embarrassed in
prepared for them by Ward, who ex- many ways during a campaign for the wstionable authority, in fact as direct
plained how it should be used. Ward is!fear that his acts might be miscon- ias correspondence with President Khn-
said to have confessed to the police that '3trued and accredited to Allison inilu
he mixed the explosives.
ence. The chairman of the committee
during the coming campaign will have
anything but an easy task at best. It
New York, Aug. 23.—The bodies of'will be easy for the friends of Mr. Gear
John Landauer, aged 2"i, and Josephine to conclude that undue attention is be- which lies in :ts territory, that is,
®Ked 15, who disappeared a week ing given to Cummins legislative dis- Une from Oskaloosa north, and pos
ago'Suriday, wereTouffd In a vacant lot"! tricts, and the Cummins peopie will not
his wife, expressing regret for what he si ieratlon. Evry act of the chairman |stated
was going to do. land every arrangement announced from
Normal School trustees will not object ij,,
to liberal appropriations to found new
normal schools the coming year," de-
clared State Superintendent Barrett,
himself one of the Cedar Falls board,
"We need at least three new schools,
one In the northwest, one in the south
vvest and one in the southeast part of
the state. It has occurred to me that
a good plan would be for the legislature
to constitute a commission and author-
ize it to establish these schools, start-
ing one each year. There are plenty of
good towns ready to donate sites and!
perhaps buildings. I understand that
inr 0
Springfield, 111., is seemingly as remote however «hoiiU
as ever.
Denison, Fort Dodge, LeMars, Aigona. doilai
Keed as congress
*J,l'ne district. Storm Lake, ail in the northwest:
west Fairfi
pension o. operates at the mines of southeast, are all ready to make tempt
the Chicago & Alton sub-district, near
jfPrs Tin
Ac Paris, anticipating an attack from ings by the next legislature, whether
the gendarmes ocnup.- in^ an adjacent. new schools are started or not. New in
house, M. Gueriij, president of the ami- jstitutions will not greatly reduce the
Semite league, and his companions, who attendance there. I doubt if thev will
are barricaded in the headquarters of particularly affect it. We need
the league, poured petro!«uin In th«
room near the point from which the at
tack was expected, preparatory to set
ting it (in fire. The anticipated move on
the part cf the officers, however, did not
Cedar Falls school,
ever, shoulf be given increased fa
icHities, more teachers and more build-
normal schools we need the
teachers for our town and rural schools.
There are hundreds of teachers or
prospective teachers who would go to
the new institutions who do r.ot feel
able to go to Cedar Falls."
The announcement that there is a
prospect of securing a big brewerv for
Des Moines has been the signal for a
demonstration of hostility and a mo
bilization of the forces of the anti-sa
loon league and the church federation.
Unless the railroad and financial au
thorities of this town are on a wrong
trail something is going to happen to
the Iowa Central road before long. The
Chicago & Northwestern officials some
time ago went into an Investigation of
the system with the view to possibly
buying all or a part of it. So did the
Rock Island. Latterly, the Chicago,
The Weather.
For lows—Partly cloudy, with local
thunderstorms thin afternoon or to
nigjit, uijii possibly in the east Thurs
day cooler Thursday and i:i the we
tooigjit Math to «t winds.
For Ul'dioU—Generally fcir tonight
and ThursrUy. e»&ejt probably local
UiunJ«r»terrrtr. in dm north: trash
southerly win*.
r~«K OI*"K
Doers Cnd«iin,o War Sa*rj.'if».
Anoth«r Oood f»»y (or Dreyfa^- Re
view of the Svidtino*.
Lawton Predicts Early Peace.
The Iowa Republican Chairmanship.
Capital Kewa and Coinnitint.
Butchers Organize to Fight the
Democrats Follow Bryan's Lead in
News of the Day.
Woman Suicides Near Britt.
New Boats for Mississippi River.
Col. Moffitt for Senator.
Short Iowa Specials.
The Tramp Wanderers.
Truth About the Philippines.
Hay Fever is Early.
Forestry Facts.
Topics and Press Comments,
Iowa Items and Newspapers.
Rosary of a Rambler.
Searching for the Murderers—Officers
and Suspect Exchange Shots at
Marshalltown Man Charged With
I'A'iK K»C
Many Ships Lost on Atlantic Coast
A Kentuekian and His Joke.
Wednesday's Markets by Wire.
Milwaukee & St. Paul and the Chicago,
Burlington & Quincy have been nego
tiating. This statement is made on un­
ball and other officers at the financial
end of the Iowa Central. The negotia
tions now In progress are with the Mil
waukee and Burlington. The Milwau-
out a search warrant to
In the upper part of the city. Landauer,! have to get
who was married, evidently killed the find indications that Gear counties areiplates acquiring the- main
girl and then himself. He left a note for'getting more than their 3hnre of con- "jsk^oosa east. It can be
Proposes to take the part of the sys
line from Centervllle to Oska-
loosa. The Burlington system contem
line, from
the speaking bureau will be subjected ffr'"us Possibility of a deal. The two
Accused Commits suicide. to this kind of scrutiny and criticism. systems are willing to buy it de
Omaha, Aug. 23.—A special from [Mr. Hancock, so his friends sav, did not l'',rl(^s upon how anxious the Central is
Bassett, Neb., says: want to take the chance of indirectly '0
John Grandstaff, a farmer, -living- involving Senator Allison in any of! dividod if it is s-nid. No one of the
eight miles southwest of here, was ar- I these disputes so he retired. It is still sj stems could take it all without in
rested Thursday on the charge of rav- uncertain when or where the committee
iahing his 12-year-old daughter. He will meet. There is opposition to Du
gave a bond for his appearance today !buque and Des Moines September 0. has
at the preliminary hearing, and last been suggested as place and date by
night at o'clock he committed suicide, Committeemen Leach and l'hi ht!,
these negotiations have
such a point that there is a
8*"-. Th«
system is pretty certain to
vading the territory of one or two oth
ers. The systems are very careful now
adays about doing this. They will fight
for neutral territory, but such a thing
as the Burlington acquiring the entire
Central of Iowa, and thus extending its
„T. .. {system clear up into the northern tier
It is my opinion that the Cedar Falls
flf counties wouM be deckle
board wl h(
The Commercial Exchange has been editorial mentions,
represented as taking charge of the
work to secure a manufacturing con
sent petition, but the exchange has done
nothing of the kind. It might have done
so but for the serious probability that
such action would have kicked up a row
in the organization. But when it be
came evident that there was serious op
position on the part of a considerable
number of members the plan was
dropped. Chances seem good to secure
the brewery if the petition can be had.
Those who are interested point ont,
too, that one consent petition is as good
as half a dozen, and that once secured
it will open the way to the resumption
of operations at the big distillery. The
owners of this establishment, by the
way, are said to have refused an offer
to lease it for another year, and this Is
considered significant of a design to
reopen if if opportunity presents.
div irregu-
lar, and almost certain to cause retali
1 ation.
The Central of Iowa has filed with the
board of railroad commissioners an ap
plication for the right to condemn lands
in Algona for a depot and terminals.
.town is getting well along, and ir is
Tho exlen
sion now being built to
founrl that m'(re ]aml is n,?eded than
be haU without th€
.8t. proceedings.
Oak. Corning and Aftn in the south-
other towns in the
the ci an ear
Ag u! ufl] wh
!t comts to
th0 l()Wn llf
.u^ing up
Davenport takes the
ribbon in this matter of Porto Ri-
can relief. The governor's proclama
tion was issued four days and thus far
$ti has been received. It is likely no
commission will be appointed, because
nobody cavs to serve for the glory of
the cause. When the first call was made
for aid, addressed to towns of 150,000 or
more population. Davenport swelled it
self up and concluded to get into a
faster class.- It sent in $1,000, and the
money was accepted just as graciously
as if the town had sent along a certi
fied copy of the census report showing
a population as bie as Chicago's. The
Chicago newspaper found a good deal
of fault with their town because on the
day when the Davenport $1,000 came in
I Chicago's total contributions were just
Governor Shaw wants a press agent
for hii Porto ltican movement a good,
live newspaper,man, willing to work
hard, stand criticism, l)pg for space and
boost the caus-
Such a man can get a nice parchment
commission,- v.ith a piece of red tape
tied in a double bow knot and sealed
with a gilt seal, toothed around the
edges like a buzz saw. That's all he
will get, aside from experience. Appli
cations will be thankfully received by
the chief executive.
In point of attendance the Union Vet
erans' encampment is a decided disap
pointment. The number of people from
out of town has been very small, and
the number attending is estimated at
BOO to TOO. There will be a big camp
lire this evening, and another tomorrow
evening. The people of Des Moines
raised about $2,500 to entertain the
gathering, and are disappointed at the
small attendance.
Veterans Elect Ofllccrs.
Des Moines, Aug. 23.—The national
encampment of the Union Veterans'
Union re-elected the present officers.
Mrs. Addie B. Johnson, of Fremont, O.,
president of the Women's Veterans Re
lief Union, delivered her annual report,
showing the order had doubled In mem
bership in the past year. The name oi
the order was changed tq the Order of
Union Battlemen.
rAmn«rA% date inthe Dally T.
Lompare ^*. the data* o*
C—.— other ptpen and ooft*
vince yourselves which paper publishes
Then order the T.-R. for quickest news.
Recruits Pouring Into the Capital
Of the Transvaal—Outcome
Anxiously Awaited.
Counter Proposals as Reported Said
To Be Not Satisfactory to
London, Aug. 23.—The government"
has received the text of the Transvaal
reply to the British proposal. Until it
Is determined what course to pursue the
oonteots will not be dlvolged.
C«ve Town, Ausr. 23.—.Although the
cabled »unini»ry »f the c»unter-propoSr3j
ft.Is of the TraMvaal to Great Britain is
incomplete, it undoubtedly gives the
treneral lines accurately. Every train
is brineing fresh recruits. It is rumored
that 300 Boers have formed a laager on
the border.
Birmingham, Eng., Aug. 23.—A firm
at this place has received an order for
14,000,000 Mauser cartridges for urgent
delivery at an unknown point in South
Africa. It is said the Boers alone use
Mauser rifles in that territory.
London, Aug. 23.—President Kruger's
reply to Secretary Chamberlain's dis
patch proposing a joint inquiry on the
operation of the franchise law raises
even more serious topics than had been
Kruger proposes to give a five years'
franchise, an increase in the represen-
Maccabees Organize a Uniform Rank, tation of the Rand district to ten in the
Dead Man Positively Identified.
City News in Brief.
Yoiksraad of thirty-six: to confer the
privilege of voting for president and
commander-in-chief on condition the
Tiritish government formally acknow
ledges that this step is not taken as a
precedent to recognizing the British
right to interfere in internal affairs in
the Transvaal, and further that Eng
land abandons Its claims to suzerainty.
The latter condition is likely to be the
crisis of the situation, and in anticipa
tion Mr. Chamberlain took the signifi
cant step Monday of publishing more
recent correspondence with Kruger, in
which Chamberlain insists suzerainty
is essential to British supremacy in
south Afrca. It is apparent beyond
doubt that unless Kruger waives this
condition England will only too willing
ly resort to force.
Business In Johannesburg is
paralyzed during the suspense attend-
ant upo?i the publication of Kruger's
reply. It is quite certain that the reply
cannot, definitely close the disagree
ment, and, although Kruger apparent
ly offers in exchange all that Milner de
manded, the London papers, including
even the radical Westminster Gazette,
says the offer is useless without strong
guarantees and that an inquiry into the
franchises is necessary. A new Bioem
fontein conference is also suggested.
The governor of Lorenza Marque has
informed the Transvaal government
that the dentention of Boer war stores
at Delagoa bay is. due to representa
tions from Great Britain.
Cecil Rhodes, speaking in the Cape
assembly yesterday, is reported as say
ing: "No bloodshed is likely in the
Transvaal. Kruger is a wise man and
will climb down and the burning ques
tion will be removed in South Africa.
The less Cape Colony concerns Itself
with the quarrel the better.
"One thing is certain, the Transvaal
must become an English speaking com
munity and the uitlunders, being a vast
majority, will form a government in
keeping with their views."
Brokers in London yesterday scoffed
at the idea of war, though South Af
rican securities can not regain their
proper level until a definite settlement
is in sight.
Portugal to Stop Arms.
Pictviia., Aug. 23.—The government of"
the Transvaal has received a commu
nication from the governor of Lourenzo
Marques relative to the stoppage of
arms there, to the effect that Portu
gal's obligations to all nations, includ
ing Great Britain, required the enforce
ment of the Transvaal-Portuguese
treaty, and as an unsatisfactory expla
nation existed as to the transportation
of arms they were stopped at Delagoa
bay, and until the terms of the treaty
are complied with, though no doubt the
matter will ultimately be arranged sat
The Transvaal government regards
the communication as "extremely
It is ascertained on the highest au
thority that no definite reply has been
sent to the proposal of the British sec
retary of state for the colonies. Mr. Jo
seph Chamberlain, to submit to a joint
commission of Inquiry the effect upon
tho outlaiiders of the recent franchise
The precise situation is that, as a re
sult of the pour parlers, a communica
tion was dispatched yesterday to Sir
Alfred Milner, British high commission
er In South Africa and governor of
Cape Colony, which embodies certain
alternative proposals.
For various reasons these are kept
strictly confidential, but it is believed
that they will admit of tbe conclusion
of a modus vivendl.
It Is understood, from unofficial
sources of information, that the alter
native proposals of the Transvaal gov
ernment arc for a five years' franchise
and a one-fifth representation of the
uitlanders in the first raad, provided
the imperial government does not fur-...
ther interfere in the internal affairs of
the Transvaal.
Official circles at present regard tho
situation as tending to improve.
Crown Council In Session.
Berlin, Aug. 23.—The Prussian crown
council was held today. The emperor
presided. Prince Von Dernerburg, Ger
man, ambassador to France, luncbed
with the emperor. It la Inferred that
they discussed the Preylua
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