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The Leon Reporter,
O. F. BDLIn Publisher.
OenasiT and France Forbid the Sale of
War Materials.
BERI.HT, Jan. 16.—The order given
by the German government to the firm
of Krupp in Esson noil to sell any wai
material whatsoever to either the Brit
ish or the Boers is meant for every
tierman firm. The government, too,
lias made it very plain that even the
Bale of contraband goods to third par
ties will be considered inadmissablc,
51 such goods are likely thereafter to
become the property of either of the
two warfaring parties. The govern
ment's determination to preserve the
strictest neutrality may even necessi
tate much more severe measures
should, contrary to all expectations.
Its plainly expressed wishes be ignored
by merchants and manufacturers. It
Is fully expected here that in that case
ie export of contraband goods would
I prohibited and seizures be recurred
The ench government has taken
fery much the same attitude toward
Britain as Germany. This boycott by
^e two countries who are most ad
inced in the manufacture of war ma
terial has ied the British government
to open up negotiations with Italian
gun manufacturers. With what suc
cess reiiiains to be seen. It is expected
here that the Italian government will
follow the course of its ally, Germany.
Confident He Could Captnre Spanish Navy
and Manila In a Day.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12.—Responding
to the senate's resolution of inquiry,
the secretary of the navy sent to the
senate Admiral Dewey's report from
Hong Kong, dated March 31, 1898, rel
ative to the capture of Manila. The
report was made in response to a tele
gram of inquiry from the secretary.
The admiral gives in detail the names
.the ovailabl vessels under his com
MAd^and the list of Spain's vessels
rother means of defense at Manila,
stated that his own squadron was
a high state of efficiency, and said
^panish forces numbered 15.000
^rs in all the islands, of which
|ere in the vicinity of Manila.
Jands are in a state of insur
Etioimand my informants state that
even thS Spanish soldiers, who consti
tute on A a small part of the whole,
«we disaffected. Both the ships and
the fortslare in need of ammunition."
To this statement he added the fol
lowing: 1"I believe that I am not over^
confident! in stating that witl
squadron jtinder my command^Ks.
els couldl he taken and
every reasJH to Believe that
Manila taken or eveu blockaded,
rest of the islands wpuld fall, either to
the insurgents or ourselves, as they
are only held through the support of
the navy and are dependent upon
Manila for supplies. In ormation has
just reached me that there are 5,000
armed rebels in camp near Manila who
are willing to assist us."
Boer Troops In rtliern Natal Said to
Ontaninber the I'rltish.
LONDON, Jan. 16.—General Buller's
latest authentic word as to what he
and his 30,000 men are doing was wired
from Springfield after his first step
forward. Striving to think out the
unknown, London is confused by sur
mise and rumor and disquieted by sus
pense. Spencer Wilkinson, the lucid
military expert of the Morning Post,
asserts that the Boer force in northern
Natal is larger than General Buller's
and Sir George White's together, so
that the Boers are able to leave a force
around Ladysmith larger than that
within the town and yet to oppose
General Buller with a force superior to
liis own. Reports from the Boer
camps affirm that the circle of invest
ment has been drawn closer by the
occupation of some hills nearer the
town, thus liberating reinforcements
to oppose General Buller.
Said to Be Traveling Eastward In Ills
Dash from Frere Camp.
LONDON, Jan. 10.—A dispatch to the
Daily Mail, dated January 12, from
Pietermaritsburg says:
"Sir Charles Warren marched with
11,000 men eastward from Frere by
way of Weenen. His scouts found no
sign of the enemy at Grobier's Kloof,
and Colenso was ascertained to be de
serted. There are rumors that the
Boers are preparing to leave Natal,
discouraged by tlieir failure to reduce
Ladysmith. All the colonials and ir
regulars have been placed under Gen
eral Warren's command. Among the
Free Staters killed in the attack on
Ladysmith on January 6 was Com
mandant de Villiers. who, but for his
well known friendliness to England,
would have been commander in chief
of the Free State forces."
England Mast Stop Shipping Males from
the United States.
NEW ORLEANS, La., Jan. 16.—An or
der was received here by the British
consul and British officer stationed
here to cease at once all purchases and
shipment of mules. There are now
three transports here awaiting cargoes
of mules and two on the way here.
There are 3,500 mules in the city, half
of them aboard ship and half waiting
shipment, and 2,500 on their way here
from Kansas City and St. Louis. No
explanation whatever is given of this
order, but one is promised.
Says Kroger Will Reject Young Hay.
CHICAGO, Jan. 11.—A special to the
Chronicle from Washington says:
When Adelbert Hay, son of the secre
tary of state, reaches Pretoria to as
sume charge of the United States con
sulate at the capital of the South Af
republic, lie will be informed by
ltKrugerthat he is persona
Board Offleers Object to Repayment to
DES MOINES, Jan. 14.—The Iowa Na
tional Guard association in annual
meeting voted that the legislature
Bhall be asked for no bounties for the
Spanish war soldiers. A proposal from
the legislative committee that the
Forty-ninth, Fiftieth and Fifty-second
regiments be each given a bounty
equal to the amount which the state
appropriated to pay' for transporting
the Fifty-first regiment home from
San Francisco, brought up the matter.
There was a lively discussion and it
was unanimously voted to ask no such
bounty, but to ask that the money be
used for the better equipment of the
guard. The guard' association was re
organized, officers elected and a plan
of action adopted, of which the most
essential feature is to secure a more
perfect equipment for the guard than
it had in the past. Considerable dis
cussion was had on this point, and it
was agreed that when the militia of
the United States was called into ser
vice it ought to be armed with some
thing better than old fashioned Spring
fields with which to fight semi-savages
armed with the best modern weapons.
The association will assert all its in
fluence to secure better equipment.
Officers were elected as follows: Pres
ident, James Rush Lincoln, Ames:
vice president, Major A. C. Norris,
Griunell recording secretary, Lieut.
F. M. Jones, Des Moines correspond
ing secretary and treasurer, Major
John T. Hume, Des Moines.
State Historical Department of Iowa lias
Good Accommodations.
DKS MOINES, Jan. 13.—Thestate his
torical department has moved into its
handsome new building across the
street diagonally northeast from the
state house. The building is not fin
ished and will not be entirely ready
for occupancy for several weeks but
room enough is ready to accommodate
the department in a rough way. In
the basement a large room will be
used for the newspaper files. The de
partment has at least two papers from
every countv, and they are bound in
volumes, containing from one to three
years. The current issues are also
kept, so they are valuable references.
On the first floor there is a general
reading room and ladies' reception
room, the curator's office and the gen
eral offices of the department, where
books and papers are given out, and
the large library room. On the second
floor is the mvsenm and autograph
room, where the large cases contain
ing the ^relics and ethnological and
anthropological materials are stored.
lir'tMs room may be found an inter
esting and unique collection of auto
graphs and biographical latf er. which
formed the foundation ol the depart-
,'iser policy,
that our*"
To Secure More
inn. 14.—The Iowa
•e convention adopt
Voring "the passage
ed a resolution
of a law at the pr.'Sant session of the
legislature wlii shall prohibit the
sale or manul ure of intoxicating
liquors within five miles of any/of the
state institutions of learning, as a law
of vital value to these institutions and
a safeguard which the people of the
state demand for their children sent
out from the care of home. And we
further favor such other temperance
legislation as can be secured, pressing
the demand from year to year, until
Iowa is restored to that happy state in
which the baloon shall be again an
outlaw." A committee on legislation
was appointed headed by II. H.
Abrams, state superintendent of the
league. Rev. Mott R. Sawyers, of Cen
terville, was elected secretary to SUCT
ceed Rev. C. F. Williams, of Des
Moines. The other officers were re
Secretary of tlie Grand Lodge of Iowa
Odd Fellows Passes Away.
DEB MOINES, Jan. 12.—Wm. Musson,
secretary of the Grand Lodge of Iowa
Odd Fellows, died yesterday. His
death resulted from an operation per
formed in the hope of saving his life
from a virulent attack of liver com
plaint, resulting in abscess. The oper
ation was performed in the morning
and death came in about six hours.
He passed away without pain, and
surrounded by his entire far.dy.
Former Governor Drake Adds 832,500
to His Donation.
DES MOINES, Jan. 14.—Former Gov
ernor F. M. Drake, of Centerville, for
whom Drake University, of Des Moines,
is named, has increased his donations
to that institution $32,500, which will
be used in making immediate necessary
improvements. lie says he hopes to
see the university have an endowment
of-$l,000,000, and expects to iurnish at
least one-fourth of that sum.
Leg Cat Off by a Safe.
FOSEST CITY, Jan. 12.—A terrible acci
dent occurred at Crystal Lake, in which
a brother of C. M. Hyjerlied, the cashier
of the bank at Crystal Lake, lost one
of his legs. While assisting in unload
ing a heavy safe for the bank, the safe
fell in such away as to catch j'oung
Hjerlied and completely sever one of
his legs from his body. When picked
U{J the severed leg was at least ten
feet from the body and was cut off as
clean as though done with nn axe.
Young Hjerlied lives in Wisconsin and
was on a visit to his brother. At last
accounts he seemed in a fair way to
pull through.
Iowa Agricultural Society^ Election.
DES MOINES, Jan. 12.—The State Ag
ricultural Society elected the following
officers: President, Robert Johnson,
of Humboldt vice-president, J. C.
Frnsier, cf Bloomfield secretary,
George H. Van Houten. One new di
rector, W. C. Brown, of Clarion, was
elected, and four of the old directors
were re-elected. The secretary's re
port showed 910.000 in the treasury.
A resolution was adopted urging the
thasocietv a state
Maltreats and Kills a Ten-Months-Oltl
Hampton dispatch: Dr. G. W. Ap
pleby, for several years the leading
physician of Bristol, Butler county, in
a fit of insanity killed a ten-months
old child of Henry Wearly, of this
place, while making an examination.
The parents had brought the child to
be treated for some trifling ailment.
Dr. Appleby took the child in his arms
and handled it so roughly that the par
ents protested, but to no avail. Sud
denly putting his thumbs under its
chin and with his fingers on top of its
head, he crushed its face in so that the
blood gushed from its nose and mouth.
Then jumping up he seized the child
by one foot and began swinging it
around his head, resisting all efforts of
the terror-stricken parents to stop him
and it was not until help was gotten
that the child was taken from him.
Three or four hours after the occur
rence lie seemed apparently rational
and said he knew what he was doing
when he killed the child, but could
not help it. The cause of his insanity
is supposed to be religious excitement,
he having lately been attending pro,,
traded meetings and manifested great
interest therein.
Two Iowa Men Killed by Gas In a New
York Hotel.
NEW YOKK, Jan. 16.—Two young
men, John Woessner and George Leh
man, German farmers from Ackley,
lovva, on their way back to their for
mer home in Germany for a visit, put
up at the "True Blue," a Second ave
nue hotel. One of them blew out the
gas and Woessner's dead body was
found, with Lehman in an unconscious
condition, lying beside it. Lehman
died at the hospital.
Waron Tax Dodgers.
IOWA FAI.I,B, Jan. 16.—The war on
tax evaders that is being waged in
Franklin and other counties of the
stale is attracting much attention in
this county, and the board of super
visors have under advisement the mat
ter of permitting a similar investiga
tion in the county. The fact that the
firm that is doing this investigating in
Franklin county has discovered up
wards of $50,000 of taxes that are
claimed to have been evaded and due
the courity, as well as the unearthing
of similar large amounts in other
counties of the state, attracts atten
tion in many parts of the state.
Grimm Will Quit.
CLEAR LAKE. Jan. 16.—Charles M.
Grimm, winner of the great American
handicap trophy and the world's fair
wing shot prize, has announced his
intention of retiring from active shoot
ing and hereafter will take part in
only the bigger shoots. He assigns
his reason that the circuit no longer
offers a shooter any inducements in
the way of pr eiV He will devote
jftock farm.
himself to his 1
Carnegie's 1.1st.
•iV. 16.—Andrew Car-'"
neg ,, ui obably endow Ottumwa
with a $50,i o0 library. The only re
stricting proviso is that the city shall
vote a S"),(00 tax to maintain the in
stitution. This has been brought
about through the instrumentality of
he Ottumwa Morning Press and Col
onel Robert II. Moore, editor of the
Saturday Herald.
The democratic members of the legis
lature have nominated Fred White for
The committee on rtji^ry affairs
in the lower house of J^^Rk^acted
favorably on a bill eslablTaQgg a mil
itary post at Des Moines.
An unsuccessful attempt was inade
•a few days ago to rob the state
bank at Earlville. The burglars
drilled a hole in the big safe, but
something occurred that frightened
them away. So rapid was their flight
that they left their tools and a quan
tity of dynamite.
The State Agricultural Society, at its
recent meeting, adopted a resolution
providing that the society join with
the sheep breeders in appealing to the
legislature to re-enact the dog law in
force some years ago. The law pro
vided for a tax on dogs to be turned
into the counties treasuries and. used
to reimburse farmers for the amounts
they lose by their sheep being killed
by dogs not their own.
Des Moines dispatch: The anti-saloon
league reports that it has been suecees
ful during the past year in defeating
saloon petitions in about fifteen coun
ties in the state. This announcement
wat made in the course of Superinten
dent II. H. Abram's report at the open
in of the aunual meeting in D«ss
Moines. Among the counties in whir-h
the petitions for saloons have been de
feated, he reported, are Keokuk. Fay
ette. Cherokee, Tama. Appanoose, Ma
haska, Johnson, Boone, Wright, Sac
and Audubon.
J. A. Kleppisch. dealer in fine
queetisware and china at Burlington,
assigned in favor of his credi
tors, most of whom are eastern firms.
His liabilities amount to. $10,000, and
his assets, consisting of stock and fur
nishings, will be sufficient to cover
the debts. Among the creditors are
the following Chicago firms, in
amounts ranging from $12 to $100:
Simpson, Hall & Miller, Hefter & Weyl,
Plume & Atwood Mfg. Co., Vaughn's
Seed company, and D. Messenger.
The cause of the trouble was a poor
season and inroads by local depart
ment stores.
Council Bluffs dispatch: The cor
oner's inquest over the death of Esther
Yates, the girl from Tabor, who died
as the result of the discharge of phy
sicians and the employment of the
services of a faith healer, has been com
pleted. The jury returned a verdict
to the effect that the mother of the
girl and Silas James, an Omaha faith
cure, were responsible for the death of
the girl. Dr. Ballinger testified that
he was attending the girl and she was
recovering, when her mother dis
charged him and substituted the faith
healer. The latter denies that he ad
vised the mother to discharge the reg
ular physician and that hevrendered
his services merely as a minister of.tlie
gospel and at the reaneBt of the
motjhpr. He seeks Jgjshifjt all the le
Washington, Jan. 9.—Boverldge, of Indiana,
delivered his address upon the resolution de
claring "that the Philippine Islands are terri
tory belonging to the United States that it Is
the Intention of the United States to retain
them as suoh and to establish and maintain
such government oontrol throughout the arch
ipelago as the situation may demand." The
senate was crowded with listeners and all of the
senators wore in their seats to listen to the ad
dress of the young orator from Indiana. The
speech was well received. Hoar followed in a
speech in opposition to the resolution, otter
which adjournment was taken.
Washington, Jan. 10.—Gage's report on the re
lation of the treasury to the depository banks
was presented and referred to the finance com
mittee. Hale, of Maine, introduced a resolution
asking for information regarding the seizure of
American product in Selagoa bay, declaring it
was detained unlawfully and unjustly. Upon
the objection of Ijodge the resolution went over.
Butler, df North Carolina, offered a long reso
lution on trusts and gave notice that he would
discuss it later. The remainder of the day was
devoted to addresses in eulogy of the late Vice
President Hobart, addresses being made by
Senators Sewall, Lodge, Keane, Daniel, Depew,
Cockrell, Cullom, Davis, Morgan, Chandler,
Caffery and Allen. As a token of additional re
spcot, the senate at 8:lo adjourned.
Miscellaneous business of minor importance
occupied the attention of the house until 1
o'clock after which an hour was devoted to
eulogies upon the life and public services of the
lute Representative Green of Nebraska. Ad
journed till Friday.
Washington, .Tan. ll.—Spooner, of Wisconsin,
Introduced a bill providing when the Philippine
insurrection .was suppressed that the govern
ment islands be invested in such person or per
sons as the president may direct, pending more
definite action by congress. Pettigrew's reso
lution regarding the attempt to open negotia
tions with the Filipinos was taken up. Hoar
offered a similar resolution, but of a broader
scope. Lodge offered a further amendment to
include any information regarding the plans of
the Filipinos touching the uprising in Manila,
for the destruction of foreign property, the
massacre of the residents, also regarding the
treatment of prisoners by the insurgents, also
information touohlng on the dissemination of
anti-lmperialistio literature among the insurg
ents and soldiers serving in the Philippines.
Stewart, of Nevada, took the floor and spoke on
the financial bill.
Washinton, Jan. 1*2.—Sulzer, of New York,
presented a resolution for a special committee
to investigate the relations of the secretary
of the treasury with certain New York
national banks, and the transactions in
the matter of the
of the New York custom
house. Objection to consideration was made
on the ground that the report of the secretary
of the treasury met ull charges in these connect
Washington, Jan. 15.—Berry, dem of Arkan
sas. addressed the senate in support of the res
olutions recently introduced by Bacon regarding
the disposition of the Philippines. He was fol
lowed by Pettigrew in support of his resolution
of inquiry. Pettigrew was very bitter in his
attacks upon the administration. Wolcott,
rep., of Colorado, replied to Pettigrew, scathing
ly arraigning the South Dakota senator for the
attitude he hod assumed on the Philippine
question. Wolcott adverted also to the speech
recently delivered by Beveridge, rep., of In
diana, sharply criticising it for the spirit of
greed which seemed to animate the senator in
making such a deliverance. At the conclusion
of the Philippine disoussion, Rawlins, dem., of
Utah, addressed an elaborate argument to the
senate in opposition to the proposed financial
The session was limited to District of Colum
bia business.
Cuban Generals Make Fierce Speeches at
SANTIAGO, Cuba, Jan. 13.—The Cu
ban generals, Miro, Rabi and Castro,
spoke to a large gathering at the San
Carlos club. Each of them alluded to
the conferences in Havana with Gov
ernor General Wood. Gen. Echevarria
introduced the speakers, saying that
they represented the true Cuban senti
ment. The tenor of all the speeches
was that every Cuban should work for
the realization of the Cuban ideal of
independence, and should equip liiui
self-for the time when the Americans,
showing their real colors, should an
nounce the annexation of the island.
General Castro said: "We will take to
the hills, from whence our strength
comes. This is a questiop of whether
the Cubans will succumb to the appar
ent superiority of the Americans or
assert that superiority they have
demonstrated on so many former occa
sions under Spanish rule." The hub
bub caused by the speeches continued
all night* Major Andrews will station
a company of the Fifth regulars in the
city to prevent any demonstration.
Cubans generally are showing a dispo
sition to resent American dominion.
The papers are full of condemnations
of the American system relative to the
island. They declare that it is the ev
ident intention to repudiate all the
promises made bv conerress.
Italian Government Says Lynchers Mast
lie Adequately Punished.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15.—The Italian
government has.signified to the United
States that the "'persons guilty of
lynching five Italians at Talulah, La.,
last spring, must be punished. Here
tofore, in the case of the lynching of
Italians, the matter has been compro
mised by the payment of an. indem
nity, but this doe6 not meet the pres
ent demands of the Italian government.
As under the existing law the trial
and prosecution of such cases are left
entirely to the state authorities, the
national government is well nigh help
less to meet the request of ths Italian
Terrible Condition of tlie English Troops
at Lndysmltli,
LONDON, Jan. 13. —The death list
from -enteric fever and dysentery at
Ladysmith, averaging from eight to
t.en daily, is considered more serious
than the 420 casualties of Saturdaj''s
fight, as they indicate the frightful
unsanitary condition of the beleaguer
ed town. A letter from Ladysmith.
dated December 7, says that even then
90 out of 540 men in tlie battalion of
which the writer was a member were
sick with dysentery or enteric fever,
and according to a dispatch to the
Daily Chronicle, dated January 8, the
patients and attendants in Tombi
Camp, where the hospital is, then
numbered 2,800.
Stubborn Battle-in Which Filipinos Are
Badly Defeated.
MANILA, Jan. 12.—Colonel Bullard,
with the Thirty-ninth infantry, mov
ing in three columns from Calamba
witb two guns, attacked ten companies
of insurgents strongly entrenched on
the Santa Tomas road. They resisted
stubbornly, making three stands.
Twenty-four' rebels were killed and
sixty prisoners taken. The Filipinos
retreated, carrying their wounded,
toward Lake Taal. One American
was killed and two officers slightly"
Boer Strength. A1*
LONDON, Jan. 13.—An apparently
well informed correspondent of the
Morning Post 6ays: "The Boer
strength, originally 83,000 men is now
heavily augmented by Cape Colonists
and the enemy's fighting forces may
be estimated fairly at 100,000 men and
20S guns. The Moeps are not compelled
to gnard thehy?ommuniCHtions. Their
grass i^|^^fc^^rops are growing,
vegeta^^^^^^BftMrap are plenty
Gov. Shaw and Lieut.-Gov. Milliman
Again Take the Oath.
DES MOINES, Jan. 12.—In the midst
of patriotic decorations, with colors
flying and bands playing, with the
same military glitter and pretentious
ceremony which usually attend suoh
occasions, Governor Leslie M. Shaw
yesterday afternoon at the Auditorium
for the second time took the oath of
office to support the state and national
constitutions, and serve the people of
Iowa to the best of his ability. By
his side and taking the sarnie oath was
Lieutenant-Governor J. C. Milliman.
Lieutenant-Governor J. C. Milliman
presided over the ceremonies, which
opened at 3:30 p. m. with inusia by the
Iowa State Military Rand, followed by
the singing of "America" by the Apollo
club of this city. Rev. T. McK. Stuart,
of Des Moines, offered tlie invocation,
and again the Apollo club sang, this
time "The Warrior Hold." Then came
the important ceremony of the after
noon, the administering of the oath of
office to Governor-elect Leslie M. Shaw
and Lieutenant-Governor-elect J. C.
Milliman by Chief Justice Charles T.
Granger. Immediately following the
administration of the oath, Governor
Shaw was presented to tho audience
by the president of the day and pro
ceeded with his inaugural address. In
addressing the members of the general
assembly and his other auditors, Gov
ernor Shaw not only treated subjects
of state-wide interest, but entered in
to a discussion of several subjects
bearing on national interests, includ
ing the money question and trusts. At
the close of his address the Apollo club
sang "Iowa," and the program closed
with music by the band.
Benate Committees.
DES MOINES, Jan. 11.—Following are
the senate committes as announoed by
Lieutenant Governor Milliman:
Ways aird means—Junkin, Hea.y, Per
rin, irrayward, jVtcAriihur, Wallace, F.uch,
i-emroae. Clausen, Ur.cywold, Lii.iter, Br.gn
ton, urossley. Hotter, i&mmert, Bali.
li/tuon. Bluinchaxd,
Trewin, Healy, Ho»liirt, ivewis,
Mul.'dj), Titus. Mc-iirCmir, Huzluton, huo
bard, Bolter, Porter, Ball.
Appropriations—uarttf, iiarriman, Alex
anuer, Al.yn. Lew^, Titus, Junkin, SmUh:
Hopkins, iiachman. Mourn, Mciiiilre, W.l
son, Uorrell, Lyons. Tal.man.
Kailroads—Peiwoue, Blananuxd, Hobart,
Craug, ulaistin, Kaioro, Mmrdi, Aruwtud,
&man, GrLswoid, Jrttolipatrick, Bachman,
ouag. Aloeraon, B.sliop, Townsciiu.
Cities and towns—Trewin, Alex
ander, UiieisJaire, Hay'ward, ujai rtman,
iiazioton, Br^snton, Hubbard, Mauu-s, A
tbaud, Lambert, Mciiil.ro, TalLman, No
Suppression of Intemperance—Perrln,
F.nc-a, Hiiniman, Wallace, Lewis, Ar
thainl, Badnmun, Smith, Mardis, X'oung,
Orori'bii, i^imnieri, Lyoibi.
consro-tsioiual and judicial' districts—
Blanouaad, jyi-cArtnur, Junkin, Moinit,
IZstor, i)%ltchpu.tnck, Craig, 'irewin, Uar^t,
W'uson, Porter.
Agriculture—Harriman, Classen, Ar
thaud, VVaJiu.ce, Crosslay, FHaip.itrick,
hopltins, HazoiLon, YVi.svn, You.ig, iN olau.
coribtitut'ional ameiuiments aiul u:u£
frajje—iuatoii, Ajyn, x.uiiv!na.rd, Pe.r.n,
liea..y, i''iiioli, Hubbard, Br.trhvon, Titus,
ii.tuop, Lambert.
in.-yuiu.ace—Craig, Hobart, Allyn,. Perrln,
Haywaril, Mullan, Cheshire, Mottltt, L.s
ter, 'i'ownsend, Aiber.-.in, Kmiueit.
fSolvoois—Lewis, litus, (jwiivjc, Trewin,
Grosaiey, iiu-piuiis, Moiritt, Lister, it'iioh
patriek, Melnt.re, Townisend.
iaanji-s—.Alexander, inuywu-rd, Allyn,
HvL-Kuiiiv Jfenioae, Fincii, Wilson, Bo-tor,
lia.iu.wig and loan—Healy, Mardis, Ea
ton, Mu.ian, Bachman, Titus, Aitors^n,
'iownstuMl, sorter.
JUuuwr—iviai-u-is, Brighton, Alexander,
Glaissen, anuin, Waiiace, Lyons, lxuu
bert, Miiin.
Jii.nea and miiulns—Vitus, Cheshire,
B.aiionard, craig, (Jir.swuld, itchpauii-k,
Bianop, Nolan, forler.
senatorial and representative districts—
Fincn, Kiiiton. Hazuiion, Hubbard. MoAr
Chur, Hobart, L.ster, Gorrel., .NoUn, i»'ali,
H.tfhways—Wallace, Lewis, Classen,
I-lazeiwm, U-riswoid, Young, Mclniire, uor
rell, Bali.
Corporations—Hcibaxt, B'.anchard, Lister,
Hazelton, Hubbard, Healy, Motiitt, Har
riman, Taliman.
CompoKiwaitkm of public officers—IIul.an,
Ohe»n.re, Smicn, Grivvwold, Porter, Mcin
fci-re, Nolan.
Public Health—Bachman, Eaton, Allyn,
Momu, McArtaur, Mullan, Brighton, Lam
bert, Emmert, Uoirreli, Aibersian.
K-u'uca-ional insti'tuUans—Croj.ley, A ex
ander, Penrose, Craug, TaLmaai, Bolter,
Bail, Towiv.end.
Military—Motutt, Classen. Blanofcard,
Healy, Junkin, Bishop. Porter, Taliman,
Pharmacy—Emmert, Hayward, Junkin.
Hubbard, Gars c, Bauhman, GoiTe.l,
•Young, Lambert.
Penitentiaries and pardons—McArthur,
Perrln, Kaiton, K-.ach, Penrose, Bishop,
Printing—Allyn, Brighton, Cheshire,
Trewin, Mardis, Griiswold, Alberaon, Lam
bert, Bishop.
Federal relations—Lister, Fltchpatrlck.
Craig, Lewii», Bo.ter, Young, Wilson.
Charitable institutions—Hayward, Ho
bart, Junkin, Cross.ey, Wallace, Hopkins,
Alberson, Lyona, Porter.
Electjons^Hazolton, Garat, Harriman,
Perr.n, Taliman. Gorrell, Towneend.
Claims—Hubbard, Harriman. Garst,
Perrln, Bolter, Emnwsrt, Young.
Commerce—tirtswola, Penrose, Alexan
der, Arthaud, Lister, Ball, Mclntire.
der Arthaud, L.ster, Bail, Mclntire.
Manufactures—Smith, McArthur, Mul
lan, B.shop, Alberson.
Public buildings—Pitclipatrick, Mardis,
Cheshire, Titus, Emmert.
Rules—Brighton, Trewin, Iiayward,
Lyons, Ball.
Horticulture and forestry—Classen, Wal
lace, CrostOey, BoJter, Nolan.
Public lands—Wilson, Garst, Craig.
Public libraries—Hookins, Allyn. Crete'
ley, Trewin, Lambert.
Flslh and game—Lambert, Healy, Smith.
Engrossed bills—Mclntire, Alexander,
Enrolled bills—Arthaud/ Trewin, Towns
I'atlenco Has Limits.
Bnr.i.i:*, Jan. 12.—The Berlin Post,
a pnper which has handled the British
seizures in a very moderate way, says
that the patience of the Germans has
its limits, and that the practice of seiz
ing small steamers must lead to grave
Ktuslan Designs In Fersla.
LONDON, Jan. 12.—The Calcutta cor
respondent of the Daily Mail says:
"While the official statement that no
alarm is felt regarding Afghanistan is
quite true, I have good reason to be
lieve that the Indian government has
received disquieting information re
garding Russian movements in the dl
rection of Persia. Russia is taking
advantage of the Transvaal trouble to
strengthen her armaments and to push
forward her outposts along the Persian
frontier, with a view of ulti ate
action, a design in which Germany
would probably acquiesce in considera
tion of receiving railway concessions."
Prospective Boarder—Do I get all the
comforts of home?
Mrs. Hammond—Tes, sir. Home
mad* food and an experienced
cian aluaya on
Des MolneB, Jan. 9.—Alter some routine bus
iness of minor importance the president an
nounced the reception of the governor's message
and the secretary began to read the dooument.
An interruption came in the way of a message
from the house, and Senator Garst, of Carroll,
took advantage of the opportunity to move that,
in-as-much as tho message was to be printed,
Its reading be discontinued. The motion car
ried by a vote of 21 to 20. The house message
for a joint caucus to canvass the vote for gov
ernor and lieutenant governor at 2:80 was
adopted. At 11:30 adjournment was taken till
2:30, when the senate met with the house in
joint session.
Tho governor's mcssago vros delivered by
Private Secretary Fleming at 10:80, and upon
motion of Prentis was ordered printed in the
journal. This dispensed with the reading of the
document. Without transacting any business
of Importance the house adjourned till the liour
set for the joint session.
The house ancT.senatc met in joint session at
2:80 for tho purpose of canvassing the vote for
governor and lieutenant governor. The follow
ng was the result announoed: Vote for gov
ernor—Shaw, 23V,464 White, 184,003 Atwood,
7,631 Lloyd, 1,007 Kramer, 7S7 Heacock, 484
total, 428,026. Shaw's plurality, 55,461 Shaw's
majority, 44,892. Vote for lieutenant governor—
Milliman, 238,910 Bemis, 178,550 Pugslv, 7,625
Harney, 1,717 Cromer, 7U6 Leonard, 42ft total,
428,026. Milliman's plurality, 60,360 Mllltman's
majority, 49,769. The tellers were Senator
Hobart, of Cherokee, and Representative Ed
wards, of Butler. Upon the announcement of
the vote Leslie M. bhaw and J. C. Milliman
were declared duly elected governor aud lieu
tenant governor respectively.
DesMolnes, Jon. 10.—Bills were-introduoed as
follows: By Titus, to prohibit the manufacture
of pearl buttons in state penitentiaries by Ball,
providing for an appropriation of #50,000 for the
State University, as well as a lesser one of $10,
000 for a contingent fund providing for the con
tinuance of the present 1-10 mill tax for tho
period of five years asking that the state re
move the condition coupled to a reoent grant of
property to the university by Lewis, for the
building of permanent roads throughout the
state, the expense to be borne, half by the
county and half by the state by Hayward, per
mitting savings banks to receive deposits equal
to ten times their capital plus their surplus by
Titus, a joint resolution providing for such
amendment to the constitution as will provide
biennial elections. A bill relinquishing juris
diction over grounds acquired by the United
States for postofllce purposes in Clinton, Oska
loosa and Creston was passed.
Bills to relinquish jurisdiction on grounds at
Clinton, Oskuloosa and Creston passed. A bill
to provide for the paymeut of necessary addi
tional help for the legislature by appropriating
$3,500 was also passed. No other business of
importance was transacted.
Des Moines, Jan. 11.—The session was unim
portant, the only action of interest being the
selection of Senator Harriman of Franklin
county, as president pro tcm. After the
Inaugural ceremonies the term to recon
vened and the standing committees were an
nounced. Adjourned till Tuesday.
The house convened at 1:30 and the senate ap
pearing the two houses went into joint session.
The convention being declared legally formed,
the members proceeded to the auditorium,
where the inaugural ceremonies took place.
ilepubllcaoa Preparing to Use Force
Against Uoebcl.
LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. 11.—Every
thing is ready for an uprising in Ken
tucky if the legislature and state
election commission try to remove the
republicans from the state offices to
which they were elected by the people.
Ex-Governor Bradley has formulated
the plans for resisting the action of
the democratic body. One thousand
stalwart republicans will be sum
moned to Frankfort as witnesses in
the contest cases, and they are all to
be armed and ready for any emer
gency. This city will furnish about 50
such men. Winchester will send 15,
or more, and other cities and
towns in proportion to their popula
tion, while the mountain counties,
which are republican strongholds,
will seud hundreds. A fund
is now being raised to main
tain those of the witnesses who are
unable to pay their own expenses, and
the wives of the witnesses will be
carefully looked after. The milit'a
has been carefully drilled and made
ready for emercency calls, so that sev
eral hundred soldiers could be thrown
into Frankfort within two or three
hours after a call is issued and these
could be largely re-enforced within 24
hours. Governor Taylor will refuse to
give up the offices and will be backed
by the witnesses as well as the militia.
Goebel may have himself sworn in as
governor and he may secure manda
muses from the highest state courts to
compel the republicans to vacate the
offices, but the court's authority will
not be recognized and the offices will
be held by force of ariLs if Goebel tries
to use force in taking the offices.
Eight Thousand Regulars Unable to Sup
press the Ilo-Nan Rebellion.
SEATTI.E, Wash., Jan. 15.—Eight
thousand regular troops in the prov
inces of Kiang-Si and IIo-Nan, China,
have proved inadequate to suppress
the insurrection of the Ho-Nan vet
erans. So far the veterans have been
defeated in every engagement, and the
authorities have been compelled to call
upon the viceroys of IIu-Kwang and
and Liang-Kiang provinces for aid.
Two bodies of Chinese soldiers have
also been sent by Governors Sung and
Yi to act with the regulars already in
the field. The insurgents are well
armed and both order and discipline
are observed. They are led, it is said,
by experienced army officers, who re
tired because of disgust at the treat
ment they received at the hands of the
Chinese government. They claim that
the government has used them in
hours of danger, and then dismissed
them without provision. On their
part, the insurrection is a sort of pro
test at bad treatment. The govern
ment fears t.'iat there may be wide
spread dissatisfaction. It is said that
the insurrection also menaces Kwang
Si province as well. The insurgents
are well supplied with both guns and
British Story of Casualties In ladysmith
LONDON, Jan. 12.—The Daily Mail
'•We learn that in the attack on
Ladysmith last Saturday, January 6,
the British losses were 14 officers
killed, 34 wounded and over 800 non
commissioned officers and men killed
or wounded. The Boer losses, we
hear, "are estimated at between 2,000
and 3,000."
An unc^^^Batei rumor is current
in the in the day, that a
battle la Tugela riyer.
DES MOIKBS, Jan. IS, 1000.
It now seems quite likely that the
long senatorial fight, obscuring all
other considerations for members of
the legislature, may result in the nom
ination of United States senators in
the state conventions hereafter. Many
politicians on both sides favor this
plan, as it would greatly reduce the
expense of a lengthy wrangle in the
legislature and do away with a consid
erable amount of .trickery and the dan
ger of bribery.
The Pioneer Lawmakers'Association
will meet in l)e3 Moines February 14,
15 and 1G. This was decided at a meet
ing of the executive committee. If the
new memorial hall is finished by that
time the meeting will be held there.
Major Hoyt Sherman is president of
the association and lion. Charles Ald
ricli is secretary. The latter was
named by the committee to fill a va
cancy made by the resignation of Hon.
B. F. Gue.'
State institutions have asked thq
legislature for appropriations amount
in£ to $1,818,512.08. Of this S300.0
is for Cherokee. Thirteen of thesej
stitutions are under the manugen
of the board of control, which hat'
oinmended appropriations as foi
Soldiers' Orphan's, Davenport J1
Soldiers' Home, Marshall town
College for Blind, Vinton
Home for Blind, Knoxville
School for Deaf, Council Bluffs....£
Feeble Minded, Ion wood
Industrial School, Eldora
Industrial Sohool, Mltchellville
Hospital for Insane, Mt. Pleasant
Hospital at Independence
Hospital at Glarinda
Hospital at Independence
Penitentiary at Ft. Madison
Penitentiary at Anamosa
Floyd Memorial 10,000
Historical department loloott
Articles ol incorporation of the
Wilimar & Sipux Falls railroad have
been tiled with tlie secretary of state.
The capital stuck is $2,000,000. The
law requires tlitt the maximum fee for
filing incorporation" articles of this
character shall lie $2,000, which amount
the company has paid. This is otfe of
the -roads of which the Great Northern
is parent, and it vi the first tiirve that
systeinjias owned a toad in Iowa. The
Great Northern has lecently purchased
the Sioux City Noithern, which runs
from Sioux City to Uarretson, S. D.,
and the Pacific Short Line, which runs
from Sioux City to O'N'eil, Neb.
Notice has been served on Secretary
of State Dobson by tie sheriff of Cedar
county to the effect that the state of
Iowa has been sued fir S
175,000 dam
ages by Philip Karri if ton. Farring
ton was convict No. 2.1.18 in the peni
tentiary and was senenced to three
years, on February 1, 1194. He was 53
years of age and served'in til July 31,
1890, when lie was released on account
of expiration of term, cmnting good
time earned, lie has thr.atened from
time to time to sue the stae to recover
damages for false imprisonment, and
the beginning of the suit iyas not a
surprise. Farrington was sentenced
for forgery, according to the \ooks of
the pardon clerk, and was sen upufro®.
Jones county.
A campaign against tuberculosis is
to be inaugurated in the state br the
lowa State Sanitary Association,
which has been organized in Ues
Moines through the united efforts, i* a
number of prominent veterinarian.
surgeons, physicians and stock men ift
tlie state who are interested in securing.,
proper sanitation to prevent the spread* I'
lug of the disease by infection. Inthei
constitution which was presented to
the meeting at the Savery hotel fop
adoption the object of the association
is said to be for the purpose of dissem-*
inating the principles of sanitary
science and applying ihem to the pre
vention of tuberculosis in mankind
and in the domestic animals. Dr. J.
A. Scroggs, of Keokuk, was made pres
ident and Dr. George A. Johnson,' of 1
Sioux City, secretary. To spread the
work of the association throughout
the state, vice-presidents were named
in each-of the congressional districts,
and it was decided that all should be
done to awaken interest towards hold
ing meetings at the same time as the
live stock associations of the state
every year.
Nebraska Man Raised a Regiment for
South Africa.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Jan. 16.—John
G. Maher, a well-known cattleman of
Chadron, Neb., is here en route to Chi
cago and New York, He says that he
has raised a regiment of 1.000 cow
punchers and plainsmen to go to South
Africa and help the Boera Trans
portation will cost 9200 per man. and
the money has been pledged in New
York, Chicago and Omaha. He is on
his way t6 find out how far the pledges
can be realized on before getting the
men together. The plan, he says,.is tq
embark them as emigrants to the
Transvaal, and thus escape federal In
terference. He denies that it is qn
Irish regiment, a number of national
ities being represented. The men are
all accomplished rough riders and
crack shots.
Blackburn Elected.
FHANKFORT, Ky., Jaii. 11.—Both
houses of the legislature met Ail joint
session yesterday and compared the
ballots for United States senator taken
by each house separately Tuesday and
declared Blackburn elected.
-tv New tieneral Pension Bilk
WASHINGTON. Jan. 11.—Senator Allen
introduced a bill in the senate grant
ing a pension of $10 a month to, every
soldier and sailor who served
civil war lot three months or
Total $7B8.aj
The board also recommends the
chase of land as follows: I
Hospital at Independence
Hospital at Clarinda 86XWF
For Feeble Minded. Clarinda £3,000
Soldiers'Orphans'Home, Davenport.... 15,000
Total 980,000
The educational institutions do not
come under tlie supervision tft the
board of control, but the board has ad
visory powers. The trustees ask ap
propriations for these institutions as
State Un'.versity, Iowa City $ 112,600
State Normal School, Cedar Falls 146 000
State Agrlpulturarcollego, Ames £11,000
The uu.ou'nt asked by the State Uni
versity and the State Agricultural
College is to be derived in part by
the continuation of the one-tenth mill
tax, which now goes to thein. Other
appropriations mentioned are:'
in tbi

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