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:*ue- mt. im -newt. TH* QUIOMJIT "«W« 5' »tm S 1$S jMttr. W J*-**' W ©a® I Tit' f$ f-n y* if a .'f. j' i| flmui Oorpa Formod to the Trans vaal to Aid Kroger in CMS of War. -m pBoera Making Claims of tbe Strength .of Their Fighting Forces —London Situation. •v-^iV %J& Colu»bia-Defender Trial Race for the Honor of Defending the America's Cup. London, Sept. 2.—The Standard and /^Diggers', News today received a cable- d?*ram The Transvaal dispatch of Aug 19 contains the proposals regarding the franchise, whi,ch go upon the assump tion that Great Britain will agree that the present intervention does not con stitute a precedent, and will allow the suzerainty question to drop. The dispatch of Aug. 21 makes the .proposed concessions expressly condi tional upon Crreat Britain's undertak ing not to Interfere In the future affairs of the Transvaal, not to insist upon a further assertion of the existence of suzerainty, and to agree to arbitration. The reply of the imperial government, dated Aug. 28, declares that Great Brit ain considers the proposals put forward aa alternative to those of July 31, as sumes the adoption in principle of a franchise which will not be hampered i»y conditions impairing its usefulness and which will secure immediate repre sentation. With respect to intervention, the im perial note says that the government cannot debar themselves tvchn their rights under the conventions, nor divest themselves of the obligations of a civil ized power to protect its subjects abroad from justice. The note concludes by reminding the Transvaal there are matters which the grant of political franchise will not set tle and which are not the proper sub jects of arbitration. These, the note declares, it will be necessary to settle concurrently with the questions already under discussion, and they will form, with the question of arbitration, proper subjects for the proposed Cape Town conference. s**l7 W. HI TM« "T.-H. WR MONTH av MAIL. »(MIM AND WOMKV. £9 VOL. XXV. from its Johannesburg office, dated yesterday, Baying a German corps* 900 strong, had been formed to co-operate with the Boers in the event of a war with Oreat Britain. The dis patch adds that the Boers could mobll '.',1m 20,000 men in three days, while the Orange Free State could muster 10,000 in the same period. It must not be for gotten that these statements are from an excessively pro-Boer course. It is-generally believed the critical atage in the negotiations has been (reached and warlike rumors prevail. THE TEXT ISSUED. ****, ^Chamberlain Gives Out Kruger's Re ply for Publication. London, Sept. 2.—Last evening the secretary of state for the colonies, Joseph Chamberlain, issued the' text of the Transvaal dispatches of Aug. 19 and Aug. 21, and of the reply of the im perial government on Aug. 28. The pub lication is accompanied by a note em phasizing the advisability of making the correct version known, owing to the fact that an incorrect version has been published in Pretoria. The Pretoria version of the imperial reply was that Mr. Chamberlain was unable to consider the Transvaal's pro posals as an alternative to a Joint com mission of inquiry. TO PROTECT Til I! AMERICAN'S. Instructed From Watch Develop- Conaul at Pretoria Washington to ments. Washington, Sept. 2.—Action has been taken by the state department for the protection of Americans and their inter ests In the Transvaal in case of war be tween Great Britain and the Boer re public. Instructions were sent by Secretary Hay to Consul Charles E. Macrum, stationed at Pretoria, direct ing him to vigilantly watch develop ments In the situation and their effect upon American citizens and their. Inter ests and to provide them with all necessary protection In case a conflict should place them in danger. These in structions were sent partly upon the representation made to Secretary Hay yesterday by Mr. Seymour, of New York, who represents an aggregation of American Interests In South Africa. The officials understand that the thou sand Americans In the Transvaal •would like this government to join with Great Britain In securing justice for the uitlanders. The department has been informed that a number of Americans In the Transvaal signed the recent pe tition to Queen Victoria. In view of the fact that Americans would be benefited equally with the subjects of Great Britain if President Xruger's government should grant the demands made, there is no question that the United States sympathizes .with the attitude assumed by Great Britain, though it is averse to Interfer ing one way or the other, especially as the London government seems deter mined to either effect the reforms or an nex the Transvaal. Becretary Hay has, therefore, contented himself with in structing1 the consul to watch the situ ation and provide all possible protection for Americans and their interests. It Is pointed out that the consul at Pretoria has almost as extensive diplomatic powers In that state as a minister, so that Mr. Macrum has authority to make direct representations to the Boer government in case he Is advised that Americans or their interests are in trouble. HITS BRYAN IN HOME COUNTY. •Tint Nebraska Captain Refuses to Accept Democratic domination. £lncoln, Neb., Sept. 2.—Capt. P. J. Cosgrove, of the First Nebraska, who, C?feiv ^,rh,,e at San Francisco awaiting muster I B§yp$7.«ut, was nominated for sheriff by the fusionlsts of this, William J. Bryan's oounty, resterday potlfled the that her would not accept the r.Vs nomination. Declaring himself a demo crat, he said he was not In sympathy with his party, inasmuch as he Is in fa vor of holding the'Philippines. His declination was accepted. "I went out with the boys and fought with them to plant old glory," he said In an Interview, "and I will never con sent to picking It up again and coming away. The boys have "been fighting till they have a hold on the Philippines and they are going to keep them. I am In favor of taking hold of the Philippines until the inhabitants know enough to run the Islands themselves." Capt. Cosgrove left Lincoln as a lieu tenant, but was promoted to the cap taincy of Company I. He was wounded in one engagement.' WILL ATTEND ENCAMPMENT. Surprise Caused by Commissioner Evans* Determination to Go to Philadelphia. Chicago, Sept. 2.—The News' Wash ington special says: McKinley and Pen sion Commissioner Evans have decided to attend the Grand Army encampment at Philadelphia. The boldness of this move, especially as far as concerns Ev ans, has surprised everybody here, for the national encampment is being care fully groomed for resolutions condemn ing Evans* administration of the pen sion bureau. TRIAL RACE ON. Columbia and Defender Contesting .For tlie Honor of Defending Am* erlcu's Cup. Newport, 11. I., Sept. 2.—The start of the Columbia-Defender official trial race was postponed until this afternoon on account- of rain. The starting gun was fired at 1:35. Both boats swung around the lightship, Defender in the lead, headed for the line. They crossed the line on the port tack with the De fender apparently in the lead. Both boats carried all sail, including a baby Jib and club topsails. At 1:49 the boats had sailed about two miles of the course and were having one of the hottest races to windward they had sailed. The Columbia was on- the Defender's weather quarter, but could not get by the old boat. At 1:58 the boats tacked again to port, this time the Columbia getting around well on the Defender's bow, establishing herself In the lead for the first time in the race.» A freshening wind was now blowing about ten knots. At 2:15 the boats had sailed about five miles. In the last three the Columbia gained rapidly, being half a mile to windward and fully a quarter of a mile ahead of the Defender. The Columbia was standing up better than she had ever done before and the new steel mast promises to be a success. At 2:50 the Columbia apparently had a lead of more than a mile, which she practically gained "In one hour's sailing. G. A. H. Against U. V. TJ. Headquarters Allison Post No. 34, G. A. R., Audubon, Sept. 2.—At a meeting held August 28 Allison Post, G. A. R., by a unanimous vote, passed the fol lowing resolutions: Whereas, The Union Veterans' Union at its encampment recently held in Des Moines, as a body took high grounds as wholesale critics against our national and state administrations, and in an unwarranted manner passed a series of resolutions boldly denouncing our Com rade President William 'McKinley for his conduct of the war Secretary of Agriculture Hon. James Wilson, be cause of some personal differences be tween him and the leaders of said or der and bitterly condemning our hon orable governor, Leslie M. Shaw, for his recommendation of J. Rush Lincoln as brigadier general in the Spanish-Amer ican war for humanity therefore be It Resolved, By Allison Post No. 34, G. A. R., department of Iowa, that we pos itively and soundly denounce all such actions and public utterances" by any body of men enjoying the protection of our flag as American citizens and equally sharing in the rich blessings of our cherished institutions and espe cially do we deeply deplore the fact that such unwarranted sentiments should be thus publicly expressed In this hour of national trial by comrades who so re cently were compelled, while maintain ing the honor of our flag, themselves to repel such cowardly attacks of home rebels In the rear. While we realize that our brave boys now at the front faithfully prosecuting the work and en forcing the principles of our govern ment are seriously embarrassed and re tarded in their tireless efforts, and the enemy finds new encouragement each day in the magnified reports of dissen sions at home among those who from their very names should prove the staunchest supporters of our flag at home and abroad. Resolved, That we as a post hereby most heartily approve the wise course of our president In his able, discreet and humane conduct of the war with Spain and the Philippines and deem It one of the most timely acts of discre tion and wisdom on-the part of any ad ministration of state or nation in recommending and appointing such able and patriotic men as Fitzhugh Lee, Joseph Wheeler and J. Rush Lincoln to the high position of trust in the conduct of the war and thus doing more than any other one thing toward uniting us again, south and north, Indlssolubly as one country under one flag. And on the same noble principle we most heartily commend Governor Shaw for promptly approving the unanimous recommendation of the Iowa delegation In congress for the commission of J. Rush Lincoln as a brigadier general in the American army. Resolved, That these resolutions be furnished the county papers for publi cation and copies of the same 1be sent respectively to the Times-Republican and National Tribune, President Wil liam McKinley, Governor Leslie M. Shaw, Hon. Jame/Wlfson and Gen. J. Rush Lincoln. CHARLES WILKINS, Post Commander. ED B. COUSINS, Adjutant. Alger Oolng East. Detroit, Sept. 2.—Gen. Alger said to day that he will start east Monday and in response to an Inquiry, added that he will make no announcement relative to his senatorial candidacy before his de parture. Evidenceat Rennes Court Martial Today All in tbe Pris oner's Favor. Convincing Testimony to Show Dreyfus Gould Not Have Writ ten the Bordereau. Enemies of Dreyfus Given a Hard Problem to Solve—Tbe Details. fB Rennes, 'Sept. 2.—A large' number of generals were In attendance at the opening of the Dreyfus trial this morn ing. Maj. Hartmann resumed his testi mony tending to show that Dreyfus was not the author of the bordereau. He said any officer attending Chalon's camp could obtain sufficient informa tion to write notes "on the covering of troops and the Madagascar matter. An interesting confrontation followed be tween Gen. Deloye and Hartmann, the general declaring he did not believe the major was keeping strictly to the truth, and then proceeded to point to what he said were inaccuracies in Hartmann's testimony. Deloye, when questioned by Labor! and Demange, said the Inventor of the Robin shell toid him Dreyfus never asked him for particulars about his shell, except in a minor point. The general said he came as a technical witness to show that Dreyfus could be guilty, adding it was not his business to say whether he believed him inno cent or guilty. He could only say Drey fus' contention that it was impossible for him to know certain matters re ferred to in the bordereau was untrue. Laborl asked if he knew whether documents which could have been be trayed by a traitor, especially by the writer of the bordereau, were import ant, whereupon the general turned to the counsel and excitedly cried: "Don't ask me, don't ask me!" These exclama tions created a sensation in the court room, which was doubled when Deloye added that there was sufficient In the bordereau to establish that the traitor knew the importance of the documents he was giving up. Witness added: "When I read the bordereau I was dis mayed." Hartmann in reply to Deloye reiterated that the author of the bor dereau was ignorant of artillery mat ters, for If he meant the "120" hydrolic brake he gave particulars of what was long known, while if he meant "120" short he employed a wrong expression. Mereier mounted the stage and re marked that the writer of the border eau might very well employ the term hydrolic brake, because that was a term used by Germans for such brakes. This ended Hartmann's deposition, which was certainly valuable for the defense. The next witness was Havet, a mem ber of the Institute, -$vho took the bor dereau from a grammatical point of view, declaring it to be his conviction, after studying closely the styles of Dreyfus and Esterhazy, that the latter wrote it. Another Important witness, De Fond Lamotte, a former officer of artillery, testified that in 1894 Picquart lent him a firing manual which he might have kept as long as he pleased, "so," the witness added, "there was little secrecy at that time. Any officer could have obtained one In August, 1894. Another point in favor of Dreyfus is that no probationer could have believed In 1894 he would go to manuevers." The clerk then read a circular dated May 15, 1894, announcing that probationers would not go to manuvers. De Fond-Lamotte concluded by de claring if the prosecution would follow up the pieces of evidence they would be absolutely convinced that Dreyfus did not write the bordereau. Not one of the generals was found to reply to the wit ness' arguments, and he proved one of the strongest for the defense, as he brought out, In support of his conten tion, that Dreyfus could not have writ ten the bordereau. "If, as at first as serted, the bordereau was dated in May," witness argued, "Dreyfus could not have written 'I am going to ma neuvers,' because a circular was issued in May informing probationers they would not go to maneuvers, while if the bordereau was dated In April, as now asserted, Dreyfus could not have spok en of a firing manual which was only printed at the end of May." Adjourned for the day. v. Review of Friday. Rennes, France, Sept. 2.—Friday was a very satisfactory day for Dreyfus. The Beaurepaire witness, Germain, who was to prove that Dreyfus attended the Alsatian maneuvers, found his state ments denied by a reputable witness, while Germain himself, it was proved, underwent two convictions for swind ling. This was the only testimony against Dreyfus, the remainder of the depositions being in his favor, several of them being very weighty, as in the case of Capt. Carvalho, Gen. Seibert, and Maj. Hartmann, their evidence going to show that particulars of the firing of the "120 gun" and hydro-pneu matic brake were almost matters of common knowledge among the officers, and that the contention that Dreyfus, from his special position on the staff and peculiar movements, only could be acquainted with them, has no solid ba sis. This was the sum of Friday's pro ceedings, which were not marked by any incident of unusual importance, tbe Roget-Brayere episode, in which Gen Roget clearly gave himself away, being the only matter which attracted special attention. M. Bertillon was severely snubbed by the presiding officer when he wished to re»Ur Gen. Sebert, who bad coa- MABSHALLTOWN. IOWA* SATUEDAY, SEPTEMBER 2. 1899 demned his system as fantastic. As soon as Gen. Sebert had finished his testimony, M. Bertillon bounced up and askedu to be allowed to speak, but Col, Jot^auit quickly turned to the ush er and said:- "Bring in the next wit ness," whereupon M. Bertillon, ex tremely. annoyed, returned to his seat. At the op^ning of the trial Jouaust said: "LaboiV the other day asked that information! bfe obtained regarding the character oi 8 certain witness. The In formation which has now reached will be ^ead" The clerk]accordingly read a report regarding IDubruelll, who testified Aug. 25 to the ettect that Dreyfus met the German attaghjf at the house of a man named Bodsba? and who on cross-exam ination reflected severely on witness' reputation. The report was to the ef fect that Debruelll is a most respectable man, being hetyl In general esteem. MURDER AT GALYA Man by the Name of Rcnnle Stabs Alf Penrod With a Pockct Knirc— The Heart Peniptrated, Causing In stant Death. Special to Times-Republican. Ida Grove, Sept 2.—Last evening a man by the name of Rennie had an al tercation with Alf Penrod in Galva. Rennie struck Penrod with a pocket knife several times. One thrust pene trated the heart, causing death in a few minutes. Rennie was at once placed under arrest and is now in the county jail. Rennie Is a flighty, nervous man, well-known here by the active part he took In the silver campaign. BRING BACK GOLD. Two Alaskan Steamers Arrive at Scuttle With Klondike Miners. Seattle, Wash., Sept. 2—Two steamers arrived from Alaska yesterday bringing about 500 miners, fortunate and unfor tunate. The Laurada came from St. Michael and the Humboldt from Skag uay. The total amount of gold dust they brought is estimated at 1300,000. From the Cape Nome district consider able gold was brought by passengers on the Laurada. S. A. Warren and O. H. Roberts, of Denver, brought $50,000 from the Eagle City district. J. Dickinson, who has been in that district six years, brought $25,000. From the Klondike come J. H. Ladd with $20,000, E. McGrath with $50, 000 and Charles Anderson with $40,000. One stalwart miner struggled toward P. J. Peterson, of Chicago, who came back on the Laurada, does not seem to be much the worse off for a long, hard winter in the Kotzebue. He says: "I was the only one, though, out of "thirty one who pitched 'camp, that was able when the ice broke up to walk out on straight legs. I wintered about 265 miles up the Kobuck river from the Miswion on Hoodum inlet." Bering sea was swept by a terrific wind storm August 19, 20 and 21. All shipping caught out in it had a hard struggle to live. The British gunboat Pheasant the United States cutters Rush and Cordan and the Laurada were all caught out. All escaped, how ever, but the Pheasant lost two of her lifeboats, which were smashed by heavy seas washing her decks. The huge waves that broke over her piled down into the forecastle, driving every jack tar to the different parts of the ship. The Rush and the Pheasant after the storm put into Dutch Harbor, where the Laurada saw them. KILLED BY STRIKERS. Five Men Fired on While Enterlnc'a Mine at l'ittson, Pa. Wllkesbarre, Pa., Sept. 2.—While five men were entering a mine at Stevens' colliery, Pittston, today, for the pur pose of making repairs, they were fired upon by a gang of strikers. One man was killed and two others wounded. The mine has been idle for some time owing to a strike. BIG FIRE AT KANSAS CITY. Packlus Plant Damaged and Fertil Iziuu Department Destroyed. Kansas City, Sept. 2.—Jacob Dolds' immense packing plant In the bottoms was damaged to the extent of $250,000 to $300,000 by a fire that started in the fer tilizing department after midnight and spread rapidly. It is difficult to estimate the loss, as the fire is still burning this morning, though under control. The fer tilizer building, with its costly machin ery, was the only structure totally de stroyed. Elebt Persons Hurt. Lorain, O., Sept. 2.—Eight persons wore Injured to a more or less extent to day as the result of a head-on collision of two motor cars on the Lorain & El rla electric line during a dense fog. Both cars were crowded and were run ning at full speed. Dreyer Jury Falls to A (tree. Chicago, Sept. 2.—The jury In the case of Edward Dreyer, former banker, charged with failing to turn over to his successor as treasurer of the west park board $319,000 of the board's funds, fail ed to agree. ShacUletord's Plurality. St. Louis, Sept. 2.—Full but unofficial returns of the recent special election in the Eighth, or Bland, congressional dis trict give Shackleford, democrat, a plu rality of 3.433 over Vosholl, republican. Poatofllco Robbrd.', Kankakee, III., Sept. 2.—The postofflce at Bradley was entered last night and 91,000 worth of stamps and $75 in cash wwi talun. *ii|p Gounoil Bluffs Caucuses Held and the Result a Decided Gear Victory. ii js,ariaoie winas. Believed He Will Have a Comfort^ able Majority at the County Convention. State Fair Officials Claim $10,000 Cash Surplus—Francis Murphy's Temperance Plans. Special to Times-Republican. Des Moines, Sept. 2.—Pottawattamie county will tonight hold the last of its caucuses, which will determine whether the three members of the legislature from that county shall be for G^ar or Cummins. The city of Council Bluffs held its caucuses last evening, and Gear got 55 to Cummins 11 of the delegates. Carson township held its caucuses Thursday evening, and a Gear delega tion was elected. Indications are that Gear will have a comfortable majority In the county convention, and that Hazleton, the Gear candidate, will be named for senator. There has been lit tle talk of candidates for the house, and it is understood that one of them may be a friend of Cummins, or at least not a decided Gear partisan. This arrange ment, however, if it is finally carried out, will be accepted merely as a means of placating the elements, and the Gear men will in that case take the precau tion of instructing all three for the present senator. The state fair officials announce that they are going to close their gates this evening with somewhere between $5,000 and $10,000 cash surplus In the treas ury, after paying all expenses of the season. There will be no difficulty in spending the money, how.ever. Many repairs are needed on the grounds, and anyhow it will be a comfortable and highly novel sensation for the society to have a balance with its banker. Lieut. Col. Miller, of the Fifty-first Iowa, has been nominated for senator by the democrats in the Taylor-Adams district, against F. L. Arthaud, the re- the assay office with a sack of dust (PubIfcan candidate. Col. Miller has been fifteen Inches long. He was asked where he came from. He replied: "Eagle City, sir, and that is on the American side and I'm an American miner and don't tbfjge: it." T. C. Martin, «?£hicago, lies In Prov idence hospital and his old partner, Thomas Cragie. of the same place, he says, is dead on the barren shore of Kotzebue sound. Martin went in two years ago and is a physical wreck, giad to have escaped with his life. He says the terrors he and Cragie experienced were awful and cannot be described. He had to be helped off the Laurada- !°ne of the most P°Pular officers in the regiment. He was for a considerable part of the campaign in command of the regime#t, during Col. Loper's ill ness, and It is said that on the ground of friendship and general good will the members of the Corning and Bedford companies will genrally vote for him. If this proves true, it will make the dis trict very close, with a fair chance for the election of the soldier candidate. The district is uncomfortably close at best. Taylor county is surely enough republican under ordinary circum stances, but Adams is uncertain, and is not in the best of spirits on account of the refusal of Taylor to give a second nomination to Senator W. O. Mitchell. He demanded a second nomination un der the two-term rotation rule which it was claimed had always prevailed in the district, and was refused. Adams county will'hold its nominat ing convention today, and it is hard to tell who will be nominated for the house. The nominee will, however, un doubtedly be instructed for Gear. C. S. Crouse, of Prescott, ex-member of the board of supervisors, is probably in the lead, and if nominated will be a strong Candidate. C. H. Bacon, of Cromwell, and A. F. Collman, of Corning, who a year ago was a candidate for the nomi nation for railroad commissioner, is also an aspirant. As was announced in this corre spondence recently, G. S. Gllbertson. at present senator from the ninety-first district, composed of Winnebago, Worth and Mitchell counties, may come back to the next legislature as a mem ber of the house. The representative convention for the Winnebago-Worth district began its sessions at Forest City yesterday, and Winnebago pre sented Mr. Oilbertson's name and bal loted for him all day. It Is intimated here that he will be nominated after a good showing of opposition in Worth county. The arrival of Francis Murphy in Des Moines this week is expected to have considerable influence on temperance work in the state, and it now looks as though a vigorous campaign -frould be begun immediately. Mr. Murphy spoke at the fair grounds yesterday to about 2.000 people on "The Gospel of Total Abstinence." His talk was more per suasive than forcible, he believing In the theory that people can be argued into a belief but not compelled to take it. He advocates the passage of a bill making it against the law for one man to treat another, and says he is going to bring the matter up at a conference which will be held between him and the temperance people of Des Moines, and urge that they take It up as a part of the fall campaign. In speaking of the matter yesterday he said: "The liquor a man drinks by himself, purely for the drink itself, is not par ticularly harmful. The evil comes when half a dozen get together and begin drinking. They don't stop, because each wishes to pay his share of the ex penses. Suppose five men go into a iloon and one of them orders drinks. When they are through the next man says: 'Set 'cm up again.' And so the next, each man buying a couple of times, and the first thing you know they have had ten drinks and are drunk. It is a crime for ycu to give me a drink if you know I can't stand it, but it has now come to such a stage that a man is considered stingy and of a mean dis position unless he occasionally buys his friends a drink or two. "Here is my plan: If a man does not want to sign a pledge not to drink, be cause he believes he can control his ap petite, all right: don't try to force him. But let him pledge himself never to ask another man to drink with him, .and never to drink with another man. Then let the man who Is wholly beyond his depth sign tbe total abstinence pledge, The Weather. Iowa—Generally fair tonight and day, preceded by thunder storms in extreme west tonight not so warm 5'ariable winds. For minois—Fair tonight and sun- day not so warm in the extreme north Sunday south to west winds. •PAG OXK TELEGRAPH AND GENERAL A Great Day for Dreyfus. Germans to Aid Boers in Africa. Columbia-Defender Race. Rebel Bandits Severely Punished. Strikers Kill Mine Workers. Gear Men Win in Council Bluffs, Capital News and Comment. PAGK TWO. IOWA AND GBNERAL: Owner of the Shamrock Arrives, Cullom Argues for Expansion. Nebraska and Ohio Politics. l'A«i2 T11U iiJI. IOWA NEWS: Daring Hold-ups at Boone. The De.adlock at Emmetsburg, Woodmen Picnic at Toledo. Short Iowa Specials. l'AGES FOUIt AXD FIVE. EDITORIAL: The Senatorial Problem Again. The Republican Campaign. ,: The Pension Roll. A Study in Physiognomy. Topics and Press Comment. Looker-On's Notes. Iowa Items and Newspapers. PAGES SIX. AS1J SiSVEN". CITY NEWS: Witness Still Missing. Search for an Insane Woman. Woman Arrested on a Serious Charge. Judge Caswell Hurt. District W. C. T. U. Convention. Brief City News. 1'AGE KIRH r. MARKETS AND GENERAL: The Saturday Markets. Dun and Bradstreet's Reviews Miscellaneous Matters. and practically all the evil resulting from the use of liquor will be elimi nated. "This should be a popular movement if it is taken up at all, and it will be taken up if the ministers of your city say they will be with me. This is a movement which will receive the en dorsement of a great majority of drinking men, for they are almost unanimous in their condemnation of the treating system. "I have been in the city but a short time, but from what I can discover I think your state needs a thorough and sweeping tidal wave of gospel oppor tunity. The trouble in Iowa is that when the prohibition law went into ef fect the temperance people and churches laid down on their oars, and said, 'Now we have laws for the liquor people we won't have to fight the de mon any more.' The result is you are sadly in need of some energetic tem perancework. Notbutwhat you have an energetic organ in the Anti-Saloon League, but that is not enough. The churches must take the matter up and fight it. The church's duty is left too largely to the minister, and he has too much to bear to look particularly to the temperance features. The people must take up the work, hold meetings, get the community interested, and give every man an opportunity to sign the pledge. Ivots of your farmers and citi zens of small towns haven't had an op portunity to sign for years and years. Mr. H. H. Abrams, secretary of the Anti-Saloon League, is still in the city looking to the interests of the league and work connected with the presence of Mr. Murphy. A conference of Des Moines ministers will be held Monday morning, when most of the fall cam paign will be mapped out. The only legislation to be asked for this year la the appointment of a temperance com mission, to look to the liquor laws as the fish and game commissioners look to the fish and game laws. Ttiis commis sion will be appointed by the governor, who with the attorney general will act as directors of the commission's pro ceedings. The most important feature of this request is that it will be accom panied by a request to have the issu ance of drug store privileges under the jurisdiction of the temperance commis sion. That is. allow the privileges to be granted by the district judges as is done at present, but restrict the judges to parties recommended by the commis sion. A bill containing these features Is being drafted by the league at pres ent, and will be issued in circular form within a few days, mailed freely to many parts of the state, and made an issue in the campaign this fall. A VETERAN KILLED S. C. King, of Clarion, Iowa, Meets Wltli Fatal Accident Enroute to Philadelphia. Mannington, W. Va., Sept. 2.—S. C. King, a grand army veteran, holding a ticket from Clarion, la., to Philadel phia, was killed here this morning while attempting to get aboard a train after it had started. President at Washington. i/ Washington, Sept. 2.—The presiden tial party arrived from Canton at noon and was driven directly to the executive mansion. Mrs. McKinley was apparent ly somewhat fatigued, as she was as sisted from the carriage into the house. Veterans Go to Philadelphia. Chicago, Sept. 2.—Five hundred veter ans of the civil war, belonging to Illi nois posts of the Grand Army of the Republic, left Chicago today to attend the national encampment, which begins at Philadelphia on Monday. One Death From Fever. Washington, Sept. 2.—The marine hos pital service received a telegram from Surgeon McAdams, at Key West, stat ing that one death occurred there last night from yellow fever, but no new cases were reported. The date ia tb® DMly T. R. with tbe dstss on otwt pipm gMb *inoe yourselves which paper publishes THE NEWS FIRST. Thai order the T.-R for quickest hews. Tmmc months, sr Wait at.SS. NO. 117 Americans Inflict Severe Punish ment on Robber Band in Vicinity of Iloilo. Twenty-one Reported Killed and a Large Number Wounded— Bravery Is Shown. Outfit for Reloading: Shells and Other Valuable Supplies Cap tured—War News. Washington, Sept. 2.—Otis today ca«. bled a dispatch from Hughes, com manding the American forces at Iloilo. Hughes said: "Col. Byrne on Aug. 31 destroyed Argogoula, a most important bandit stronghold, killing twenty-one,. wounding many, and capturing a large quantity of supplies, a complete outfit for reloading shells, bolos, spears, etc. The feat was remarkable, as the town was accessible only by a road, almost a perpendicular slope, constantly under fire for a thousand feet one officer and two men were struck by boulders rolled down on them, but were not seriously hurt no casualties are reported bandit strength, 400." PJLAXNINU TO PUNISH BRIGANDS. General Otis In C'outempiatlou of Severe Measures. Manila, Sept. 2.—Preparations aro be ing made to inflct severe punishment upon the brigands who for some time have been causing much trouble in the island of Cebu. These robbers, under the guise of insurgents, have taken ad vantage of the situation to commit all sorts of depredations, and it has finally been decided that the time has arrived to put an end to their operations. Heretofore Gen. Otis has been inclined to leave the islands in the lower part of the archipelago practically alone until the insurgents in the island of Luzon were conquered. His idea was to sim ply hold those islands, without carrying on any military operations until Agui nalcio's insurrection was quelled, and then to devote his attention to Cebu and the other islands in the south. The pseudo-rebels took advantage of this plan and made themselves danger ous nuisances. They have intimidated many of the peacefully inclined inhabi tants by threatening to assassinate them, and, in addition to much spoil, they have thus gained considerable ac cessions to their bands. So extensive have their operations become that they have now succeeded in paralyzing the business of the entire island. Non interference with their lawless proceed ings added to their boldness, and, think-' ing that the Americans were too weak to resent their acts, they recently have had the hardihood to assume the of fensive toward them. They have at tacked small reconnoitering parties and in the fighting that followed two Amer leans were wounded. The Indiana Arrives at Mautiu. Manila, Sept. 2.—The transport In diana arrived from San Francisco with ten officers and SO" recruits. THE RECRUITING. Tlilrty-slxtli and Tliirty-seventh hi'SiimentH Now l-'ull. Washington. Sept. 2.—Gen. Corbin says that recruiting for the Thirty-sixth tended to, land Thirty-seventh volunteer regiments Now these things must be the work taken up systematically and which are organizing in the Philippines, thoroughly, and then you will begin to I have ceased, those regiments having see good results." I reached their maximum strengths. Eighteen men were secured for the Eleventh volunteer cavalry Thursday, and it is understood that recruiting for that regiment will soon stop. One hun dred and fourteen men were recruited for the general service on the same day,, The Forty-fifth regiment, which is be ing recruited partly from Illinois, se cured five men. Only four regiments of volunteer in fantr3' and one troop of cavalry remain in the Philippines awaiting transporta tion to the United States. These are the Twentieth Kansas, 1.032 men: Fifty first Iowa. 995 men First Tennessee, 918 men First Washington, 1,Q6S men, and one troop of Nevada cavalry, eighty eight men. The quartermaster-general is arranging to have all of these troops on their way home by Sept. 10. They will sail on the following transports: City of Para, Sept. 1. 1.04C men Tartar, Sept. 5, 1,245 men Newport, Sept. 8, 510 men Ohio, Sept. 10, 746 men. The war department is preparing to embark four of the first ten volunteer regiments recruited for the Philippines next week. They are the Twenty-sixth, organized at Plattsburg barracks Twenty-seventh, at Camp Meade Thir ty-first, at Fort Thomas, and Thirty fourth, at Fort Logan. Private Charles F. Gundry, John Hughett and William F. Brennan, hos pital corps, Fort Sheridan, Illinois, have been assigned to duty with the Thirti eth Infantry, United States volunteers. The following enlisted men of the Thir tieth volunteer infantry at Fort Sheri dan will be discharged: Recruits Fred R. Hoffman, Gust Rasmussen, Andrew E. Nachbauer, William B. Berninger a A a an To Welsh All Mall. Chicago, Sept. 2.—It is learned today, through local postal officials, that the postmaster general has ordered that every postmaster in the United States shall note the number of pieces and character of mail matter handled by It between Oct. 3 and Nov. 3. Execution of this order involves an Immense amout of labor In order that an accu rate table of statistics may be prepared. This is the first time in twenty years such an order has been issued, it is said. Will Iteslst State taw, LaPorte, Ind., Sept. 2.—The state compulsory educational law will be tested in LaPorte county, where a con gregation of Christian Scientists will resist the order of vaccination of school children issued by the state board of health. The threatened resistance Is at tracting attention and Christian Scien tists throughout the United State* will bo appealed to for assistance to ||kt tbe law la the courtt, j.'