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    Leading 0fthe
lJaper.. county
NO. 7.
What Has Happened In the
Civilized World.
a vompiete KOTlew oftlie Nrnrt of th
Past Seven Day In This anil
All I or.djjn Land a.
The aged Quoen Lou i bo of Denmark
died at Copenhagen.
American aim tipanisli onniin lesion
oio uiuit Him UIOUKIIIHtOU together in
- l'aris Thursday.
in Colorado, forest and prairio firm
have done truniondons damage in Jiontt
coiintv, along tlie Koaring Fork river,
aim uown in tlio Mini Juan region.
In addition to tlio troops already or-
aerou to go to (Julia not l.itor Hum Oo
luuur mere win ioiiow lour mora
divisions, three of Infantry and ono of
secretary A lor lias rotiirnod to
Washington, after his inspection of the
army oamps. Ho says tho troops did
not tiiko caro or tlioniBelves, which no
counts lor their present condition.
A man lias boon arrested at Orsova
' charged with complicity in a plot to
assassinato tho king of Iionmania. The
polico received timely warning and tho
attempt was frustrated. A phial of
poison, a dagger and sevoinl other
won pons woro found in the man's pos
Striking union conlminora and im
ported negroes engaged in a pitched
battle in tlie main street of Puna, 111
bevoral hundred shots woro fired. No
one was wounded in the ranks of tho
union men. The negroeH, it is bo-
lioved, had soveral wounded men, and
one died after reaching the stockades,
An uprising has occmrod on tho coast
of Jamaica, and the Maroons have
seized rich propoitics belonging to
English prospectors. A general rovolt
is suid to be imminent, and the resi
dents of tho threatened district are
fleeing for Biifoty to Kingslou. The
government is preparing to tako vigor
ous measures to quell tho uprising in
its incipioncy. '
A dispatch to tho New York Herald
from Panama, Colombia, enya: It
may be stated with entire confluence
that Colombia bus not defied Italy by
declining to pay the Cerruti claim.
The dispute with Italy is regarded as
Bottled so far as the award of President
Sixty pounds sterling has already been
paid to Ernesto Cerruti for personal
damages, and ihe payment of the lia
bilities of Cerruti & Co. has been guar
anteed. The Dominion government has taken
stops to relieve the destitute prospcotors
on Ashoroft trail.
Tho government at Madrid reconsid
ers the matter of tho repudiation of
Spaniards in Cuba and decides to give
thoin a free passage home.
Tho sailing of the battleships Oro
gon and Iowa has-been temporarily do
layod, in order that tho eight-inch
guns of the laltor may bo tested.
Tho transport Massachusetts has ar
rived at New York from Santiago. On
board woro Captain McCoy, Second
United States volunteers, and a num
ber of clerks and atovcdoios.
. Joso Congosta, one of tho Span
peace commissioners at Havana,
dares that the leconcentradoes ar
dead. He blamos Toral for having
surrendered Santiago de Cuba.
A total expenditure of less than
100. 000.000 will bo neces.-ary, to build
tho Nicaragua canal, according to the
fiiruies ol tho eight government en
gineors who have been engagod on the
Jiidue Showaltor, in the United
States circuit court at Chicago, upheld
tho constitutionality of the provision
in the war revenue act requiring brok
ers to file a memorandum of sales.
The American peace commissioners
have begun their sittings at Paris. Gau
lois claims to have information that
the members are divided on the ques
tion of disposal of the Philippines.
There has been a distinct broach of
the protocol terms in Cuba. The
Spaniards removed a rapid-fire gun
fiom Havana, and tlie American com
missioners promptly filed a protest
with the Spanish commission, to which
an unsatisfactory reply was returned.
The mattor is still open.
Tho New York republican stato con
vention nominated Theodore Reosovull
for governor; lieutenant-governor, Tim
othy L. Woodruff, controller, William
,1. Morgan; secretary of state, John T.
McDonongh; state treasuier, John B.
Jaeckal; Btate engineer, Edward A.
Bond; attorney-general, John T.
An explosion of powder in a St. Louis
rporting goods atore, sot the place on
liro, caused its destruction, and ro
Fiilted in injury to a number of peo
ple, several of whom will die. The
fatally injured are: Kate Weldon,
Kate Gaul, Pauline Bonder and Flor
ence Higbce, employes of the McCain
Company. Those seriously hurt aio:
Firemen Joe Detter, Frederick Bohly,
Geley, Gus Janaen.
Minor Now Itema.
The North Atlantic squadron is to be
reduced from a force of about 100 ves
lels to 82.
A boiler burst at a sawmill near
Evergreen, Ala., and End Archer, the
m.rinpfir. his wife and child anil his
wife's sister were instautly killed.
A special train on the Chicago &
Northwestern railway established a
lie record between Chicago and
no ahn. makirB the run of 493 mile
A report from General Otis to the
department states that the total niim
her of deaths among the troops at th
Philippines in three months was 87.
Tho stato department has issued
circu'ar instructing tho United States
consulates to half-mast their flairs
memory of the Into Ambassador Bayard
A warrant Is out for the arrest of
United States Senator Quay. Himself
and son and other prominent Petinsyl
vanians are charged with having used
state moneys from the People's bank to
speculate in stocks.
Thirty miles from Murfroosboro.
Tenn., four prominent men were nssns
sinatod by John Hollingsworth and
several of his friends, who fired upon
mem lruin ambush. Hollingsworth
was later captured and shot by a posse.
General Fiuhugh Lee's corps will go
to Culm this month. The general
health ot his command is exce lent
Ihe camp at Jacksonville, Fin., is well
watered and in splendid sanitary condi
tion. Uilia, tho general thinks, will
uo divii ed into military departments.
llio steamer Fastnot has arrived at
Vancouver, B. C, from Skagway with
half a million in dust, and with news
that a million more was on tho wharf
when tlio Fastnot left. There will bo
but one more boat fioin Dawson, the
Columbia, which will bring down a
largo amount of treasure.
Captain Dreyfus, whether guilty or
innocent, has certainly caused a verita
ble oyclone of passion to bo let loose.
and Paris was in a turmoil all Sunday.
Crowds, scufllo, uproar and arosts was
tho programmo of tho day. About a
score of pcoplo aie eaid to have been
seriously wounded in the various free
Secretary Long, upon advices received
at the stato department, which show
tho existence of threatening conditions
in China, has ordered Dewey to send
two warships immediately from Manila
to a point as near the Chinese capital
as possitilo lor a warship to approach.
The vessels selected are the Bultimore
and Petrel.
iiortha Boilstoin killed her mother
in Pittsburg, Pa., and later put severnl
Pin lots into her own body, from the
effects of which she cannot rooover.
The only explanation the girl has given
for her torrible deed were these words:
"I was tirod of life. It held no pleas
ure for mo. I wanted to die and did
not want mother to live and fret over
my death. For that reason I killed
Gorman exports to America are said
to be decreasing.
In Wisconsin it is estimated that
60QiPQO,000.. jiine trooa havebcen.dfl-
Spanish foices are preparing to leave
Cuba. Marching orders Have oeen
given at several points.
An authentic roport recoivod at ban
Francisco, says the seal henls ol the
northorn waters aro being rapiuiy ex
terminated. It is roliablv reported that tho ulti
matum of tho powers to Turkey regard
ing the island ot Creto, has been pro
seutcd to the sultan.
Advices from Van, Turkey, say fight
ing occurred at Alnshgord netwoon
Turks and a number of Armenians
from Russia. About GO Armenians
wore killed.
A Oueheo speoial says that Skagway
or Dyea aro to bo placed under British
administration, and that Canada will
be nllowcd acocss to the Yukonmy way
of Lynn canal under the treaty now be
ing perfected at Quebec.
It is estimated that the total hop
crop of Washington this Benson will bo
between 27,700 and uu.uuu uaies. a
considerable portion of the crop has
boen alroady contracted for on a basis
of 10 and 11 oontB por pound.
The Btory of the loss of the fishing
schooner Bolla has reached beanie.
The captain of the vessel was washed
overboard and drowned. A member of
the crew was also washed overboata,
but rescued. The wreok has been
beached by the Farallon.
Fire, supposed to have originated
from forest fires, burned half of Cum
berland, Wis., causing a property loss
estimated at f226.000. About 25
families are homeless. Five children
are reported burned to death. A large
saw mill is among tho buildings
burned, throwing many out of employ
ment. Bain saved tho entire city from
being burned.
The steamship Gaolio has arrived in
Kan Francisco from Hong Kong and
Yokohama via Honolulu, bringing the
nnmrrflsflinniil commission from the lat-
tor place. In speaking of the work of
the commission Senator Cuiiom saiu.
"Wb have done as much as was possi
bio in the time at our disposal, and we
l.p covered tho around thoroughly,
wi.nn wn meet in Washington we will
go to work at once on a report."
Senor Agoncillo, the Philippine rep
resentative who has gone to Washing
ton to ask that the insurgents be heard
hv tho nence commissioners at raris
img moiln nnldic a translation of the
Pliilinnine constitution, which Aguin
aldo was to have proclaimed at Mnlo
Los. By this constitution Aguinaiao
formally renounces the title of dictator,
ami assumes that of president of the
revolutionary government of the Phil
Rev. E. Fullorton, who has been ap
pointed United States consul at Naga
saki. Japan, is a Methodist missionary,
The American Indies company has
been formed in New York with a capi
tal stock of $18,000,000. . Its objecUis
. ,iav..inn ilm resources of Cuba and
Porto Eico.
Pmsident McKinlcy and as many
members of his cabinet as can do so
will attend some portion of the peace
Jubilee which begins at the Omaha e
posuiim C 10.
Death ofthe Emperor
China Confirmed.
It ! Ollliilully Announced a a Suicide
-Alltl-Kngliah Feeling I
London, Oct. 4. A snoclal dlsnatoh
from Shanghai says: The announce
ment of tho death of tho emperor is
confirmed. Tho reports as to the
means employed in his taking off differ.
One story has it that he died of poison,
and another that death was caused by
strangulation, while a third stntos that
ho was subjected to frightful tortuio,
ledhot iion being thrust through his
Another dispatch from Shanghai
says: '.telegrams furnished by tho tal
or local governor, to a Chinese
papor allege that the emperor commit
ted Buicido September 21, after signing
a decree which placed the dowager em
press at tlie head of affairs in China.
This, it is added, is understood to moan
that the emperor has also been an
nounced souii-ofilciallv. All the
Lnglish-speaking secretaries and the
principal members of the Chinese for-
ign office, it is further announced.
ave been banished.
The British foreign office today re
ceived a dispatch from her majesty's
mlnlstor at Peking saying Mr. Morti
mer, a member of the British legation,
returning homo yestordav with a
ady, was insulted and attuokod by a
mob, which stoned him and covered
nn with mud. Later in the day, the
ispatch adds, some American mis
sionaries wore Blmilarly attacked, as
was the Chinese secretary of the United
States logation. Tho hitter's ribs were'
Sii Claude McDonald, the British
...... ... . ivjiuua niim iiiura
is a dangerous fooling abroad.
Execution of Alleged Conaplratnr.
Washington, Oct. 4. Minister Con
gor has cabled the following to tho state
Feking. Six alleged conspirators
wero cxeouted by order of the empress
yesterday. Kang, the leading reformer
and advisor of the omperor, escaped in
a British vessel. Ordor and quiet pio
vail here. Trouble is feared at interior
Paris, Oot. 4. Tho Dreyfus demon
stration organized by M. Pressenoo, one
of tho leaders of the agitation, for this
afternoon, was proventod by tho closing
of tho Salle Wagiam. M. Pressenco
and his friends tried to force an en
trunco, and an uproar resulted. The
police then intervened and arrested M.
Piessonce, M. Vaughn, editor of the
Auroro, and Deputy Mory, amid shouts
. i...t. r.1 "Viuft i-nviuinnl"
anu couniur-Biiuma '
"Vivearmoel" "vivo Zola 1' and a
has les juifsl" and tho crowd was dis
persed. The persons taken into custody
wero subsequently loleased.
Disordera, most of them in tne vicin
ity of the offloes ol the Libre Parole,
ooourred during tho ovonmg. Many
persons woro slightly Injured, tliougn
Btioks weio the only weapons used.
Bevoral arrests were made.
An ugly statement is made ny tne
Potite Kepubliquo to tho effect that
Colonol Picquart, who had previously
tnkon oxoroise in tlio courthouse yard
of the jail, had not left his oell sinoe
TVini-oilnv. when he waa Beizod with
symptoms of ociebral congestion, iui
lowed by coma. There is no means,
however, of verifying the statement.
: . . ... .i
The disorders have created intonse
alarm among the foreigners at me
hotels, and it is probable that an exo
dus will occur, the gucBts foaring grave
Tho working class, bo far, has hold
nloof, but the leaders of the rival par
tioa are doing their utmost to atir them
tip. nnd it is beliovod that tlie disordors
will be repeated.
Lo Matin publishes a dispatch Horn
Cayenne atating that tho French ortiisel
Dubordieu is lying off the Salut islandl
waiting to bring Dreyfus away.
Troopi to He Bent to the Philippines ta
Protect the Vliajrai manna.
Id. "Oct. 4. The cabinet has
dooided to authorize General Rios to
giant reforms in the Visayas islands,
on the lines demanded by the Inhab
itants, and to concentrate his forces at
M imlnnnn. na there are only 4B0 men
garrisoning the Visayas.
The Spanish ministers also deoided
to protest to the government at Wash
ington against the refusal of the Amer
icans to permit Spanish troopa to be
sent to the Visayas, while It Is claimed
the insurgents are constantly receiving
arn.s and cannon ' with which to attack
other islands, "which the Americana
permit without even pretending to in
tervene." The Spanish cabinet, it Is added, will
acquaint its Paris commissioners with
theae contentions, in order that they
may be used In the peace negotiations.
Finally, it is announced that the gov
ernment will inform the government at
Washington Miat it has decided to Bend
reinforcements to the Visayas, and
has ordered several batteries of artil
lery in Andalusia to get ready to start
for the Philippine Islands within 24
bonis. In addition to this, tho cabi
net will repeat its protests against the
insurgents continuing to hold Spanish
prisoners in the Philippine islanda.
A Russian does
until be is 26.
not become of agf
Coaata or Georgia and South Carolina
Swept Property I.oaa Ilevy.
Savannah, Ga., Oct, 4. For 15
hours, from 8 o'clock tliis morning
until 6 o'clock tonight, Savannah has
been in the grasp of a West Indian tor
nado. During the day the wind blow
steadily from 60 to 70 miles an hour.
Whilo the city escaped with compar
atively little diimno'0, the loss of prop
erty among the sea islands of the Geor
gia and South Carolina coasts is be
lieved to bo heavy.
For inilos in evory direction around
Savannah tho towns along the rivers
aro Bubmerged. Only one fatality has
so far been reported the drowning of
negro while attempting to reach tlie
land from a small island near Thunder -
bold hut hoav,y loss of life is feared
on the South Carolina eea islands,
whore such fearful loss of life occurred
during tho great tidal wave of 1893.
Tho conditions now arc similar to those
(luring Unit storm. Owing to the sub
merged country and the isolatod loca
tion of tho islands, no news can be had
min thorn until the water subsides.
For eight miles north of Savannah
the entire country is a lake, with only
the hummooks visible. At noon the
water was eight feot above the highest
tide. Driven on shore by tho northeast
storm, it filled up on the islands, swept
over banks, and dams, carrvintr awav
the remnant of tho rice ciop that was
left by tho August storm, and had not
been gathered, and wiping out farm
crops, iho loss to ricegrowors alone
will be from $50,000 to 176.000. Of
tho entire rioe crop along the Savannah
river, valued at 1250,000, all but about
5 per cent was lost in this and the pre
ceding storm. .
n i. j i t t t . .
me u.imiigo to snipping is consu era
bio. The sohooner Govornor Ames.
Inch was on her way to sea with a
oargo of 1,500.000 foot of lumbor, went
irift In tho harbor, but was secured
The whaivos at tho quarantine sta
tion, at tfio entrance to tho river hero,
wero partially cairiod away.
The telephone, polico, light and fire
alarm wires are down, and the city is
in darkness.
On Hutohinson's island, opposite
Savannah, and separating the city from
the South Carolina shore, many negro
families wero rescued' by boats from
the revenue steamers Tybee and Bout
woll. . . - :' : .
Surgeon 1'rotontl Agnlnst Overcrowding
on the Ohdain.
Santiago de Cuba, , Oct. 4.' Surgeon
Major Soanian, of tho transport Obdam,
dcolares that there will be a repotition
9Q.be an fnl horrors i'liH li'ivn rharae
onboard tho TCSsel Tot trMHiHlVitti.-
to New York. Ho says that when the
Obdam loft Porto Rico many on board
wero sick, yet tho first quartermaster
refused lo furnish wlno for thoii ubo,
but supplied them with hardtack and
canned food, Baying that he had no
authority to furnish wine. Surgoon
Seaman aaid ho would hold hlin re
sponsible should any deaths occur, and
finally succeeded in obtaining euitablo
food for those who wero ill. He asserts
that tho ship has every man that she
can carry, and that if she reaches Now
York without any deaths occurring, she
will be lucky.
Hearing that a number ol other sick
soldiers woro to bo font aboard her, the
surgeon-major mado a protost. and
Btatod that ho was informed by General
Lawton that bis protest showed lack of
discipline, and that an officer had beon
appointed to aee how many additional
men the Obdam could carry. Surgoon
Seaman says ho will oable to Surgeon-
Gonoral Steinberg a pioteBt, disolaim
I ing responsibility for whatevor may
Mayor MoCleary, of Santiago, Is en
deavoring to compel tho morchants to
sell necessaries of life at reasonable
Serious Blow to the Town of Colorado
Springs Hlght ihooki uuruou. .
Colorado Springs, Colo., Oct. 4.
Thisoity had a visitation of fire thia
nttornoon which threatened for four
hours to destroy tho entire business
distriot; The wind was blowing at the
rate of 45 miles an hour from the
southwest when the fire started at the
Denver & Kio Grande lreight depot, at
the foot of Cucharis street, at 2:10 P.
M., and the flames spread with great
rapidity. A atrip four blocks long
from north to south, and two blocks
wido from east to west, has been burned
over, but at this hour tho conflagration
is believod to be under oontrol. The
flames are Btill leaping high over the
burnt district, but the wind has died
down, and there is no doubt that the
fire entrines. which have come from
Denver and Pueblo in response to ap
peals for aid, will be able to confine
the flames within the present limits.
The Antlora hotel, one of the largest
in the West, three lumbor yards and
two blocks of business houses have been
destroyed. In round numbers the loss
is estimated at $1,000,000, and inaur
ance at one-half of that amount.
San Juan de Porto Kico, Oct. 8.
The meeting of tho military commis
sion yesterday was private, and no
news was given out rogarding what
transpired. . The American troops now
ocoupy fully two-thirds of the island.
New Steamihlp Line.
Vancouver, B. C, Oct. 4. The
Canadian Paoific railway will estab
ai.h ru,H.r trans-Pacific line. The
steamers Tartar and Athonian, of ovei
k r,no tons, will run between Vancou
ver and Vladivoatock, the termini of
Ithe trans-Canadian and trans-Asian
nectivelv. The Athenian
Will sail first, loading here and then
proceeding to Seattle and Portland,
where grain will probably be placed on
board for Russia.
Not Only Luzon, But the En
tire Group.
And He Undoubtedly Exprcaae tin
View of the I'Tealdcnt Hpalu'
Soverelcnty Mint UiiU.
Cloveland, Oct. 8. The Leador has
from its Washington correspondent the
! following intorview with Senator Hanna
concerning tho Philippine question,
which is believed to represent tho views
of President MoKinley:
"I do not know what the instructions
given to our peaeo commissioners are,"
said Mr. Hanna, "but so far as con
cerns the negotiations which will be
instituted in Paris tomorrow, I can see
no ottior result than that Spain will
have to relinquish her sjvoreignty over
not only Luzon island, but the entire
Philippine archipelago. Spain has no
reason to expect to be ablo to retain
any portion of t!' group. Sho went
into tho war and lost, and now ought
to be prepared to suffor the conso-
quencea wnicn bucii a defeat implies.
I regard the Philippines as lost to
Spain, and, being a foregone conclu
sion, in my opinion the problem which
next confronts us relates to Iho form of
government which wo will givo tho
When the Plulippino question fi st
presented itself, there was a Btrong
sentiment among conservative, fai-sce-
ing and thinking men in this country,
which favored the retention by the
United States of merely a naval base
and coaling station in tho islands this
baso presumably boing Manila and tho
bay contiguous thereto. Sinco thon,
howevor, this sontimont apparently has
undorgono a very niarkod change, nnd
it now appears that, (or tho most part,
theso aanio men who at llrst believed
wo should oooupy Manila alono two ad
vocating tho termination, of Spanish
rulo in the whole group.
"Aside from the fact that the general
sentiment ol tne country seems to '(
against returning any of tho islands to
Spain, tho United States Is under obli
gation to tho insurgents to establish a
stablo and enlightonod form of govern
ment throughout the entire archipelago.
When tho war broko out, tho Philip
pine insurrectionists bpcamo, in a cor-
tilin BitTian ila nllina r, t t!w A ...n..lrt..
nnd it a. tliorof.rn. nni
...... UU..UU, t..w uinug iud llloi llJltim. I
see to it that they w " UitflSi'l'
DMrrflv'trtwMTr to con
sider tho Filipinos our wards.
"During til is transition period tho
United States will bo called upon to
exeroise a primitive, or rather arbi
trary, form of control ovor tho islands,
nnd continue it until congress dually
evolves a system of government. In
other words, it seoms to niu wo will
have to maintain a temporary protec
torate over the archipelago, and this
will bo accomplished by. means of the
army and novy now in tho Philippine
"What will bo the nltimato fato of
tho islands Ih, of courso, a problem of
the future, v Whether tho Philippines
will become nrl independent nation or
a colony of tho Unitod States, or
whether a long-time American protec
torate will be established, will be a
subject for congress to decide.
"It Is well understood that Spain
muBt abide by the.vordiot of our peace
commissioners, whatever that may
prove to bo, for Bho is iu no lit condi
tion to renow the conflict which has re
sulted bo disastrously to her. . Sho has
no reason to expect that our commis
sioners will agree to any proposition
which contemplates the continuation of
Spanish control over any part or all ol
tho group. 1 fool. confident that we
will have no further trouble in an
armed way with Spain., The only ob
staelo with which wo may havo to con
tend is the opposition of tho insuigonti
to our plans."
Pana Looln for Another Moody Ituttle
llotween Striker and Deputlea,
Pana, 111., Oct. 8. Last night was
terrorizing one for tho peoplo of Pana.
Two-thirds of the residences were unoo
oupied. Eaoh house occupied contained
groups ol families. In some oasos, all
the reBidonts ol an entire diock spein
the dark hours in one homo, arinod,
terrorized and awlilting attacka expect
ed to be made on their homos by the
negroes imported from Alabama.
All night the striking union miners,
reinforced by brothor minors from othei
towns, armed with shotguns and rifles,
naraded tho streets or lay in ambush
on housetops and in nlleya awaiting
the com ins of blacks from the Spring'
nifla and Penwell stockades, who had
announced their intention to march
into the olty and drive out the whites.
But tho deputy sheriffs wero successful
in keeping the negroes within the
Many shots were flrod in tho vicinity
of the minus thioughout tho night, but
with what result oould not be asoer
tainod. Many visiting . miners, heavily
armed, arrived today, and lator, with
200 local minors, left the city for
Shelby county, three miles east, to in
tercept a train said to bo oonveying 60
negro miners to Pana to take union
men's places.
Sheriff Coburn, in wiring for the
troopa last evening, ropoitod one black
killed in Wednesday's riot, and soveral
Mayor Penwell, son of Operator Pon-
well, spent last night In the stockade. yet and shot McKinnon, who was a
He 6aid ho was afraid of being mobbed brother of Sheriff McKinnon, of Ilar
by tho miners, and his father and ney county. Sheriff McKinnon, with
mother have left the city. ' a posse, is in clone pursuit of Weaver.
Hum Mill Take
Havana Custom
Washington, Oct. 8. Tho oablnot
meeting today was devoted largely to
mattora of dotail in connection with the
formation of the army which will he
sent to Cuba. Keports wero read to the
Bffect that by October 18 danger from
follow fever willjiuve passed, and it is
understood tho movement of trnnnn
win uo ucgun anout tliat time.
The conduct of tho Spanish customs
.:n i . -
officers at Havana is vory unsatisfactory
to the presidont, and it is said to be
docided to take possession of tho cub-toma-honae
there at an oarlv dato. ami
administer affairs under the regula
tions proscribed by this government.
There was also some consideration
of the subject of inusteiing out a com
paratively large number of genoral
ofllcors of the volunteer army, to moot
mustering out of regiments already or
dored. Instructions wero given to the two
commissions now sitting in tho Wost
Indies to provide, it ia Btatod, for tho
aotual occupation of Porto Rico in ad
vance of Cuba.
- A Military Telegraph Line.
Santiago do Cuba, Oct. 8. Captain
Brady, of the United States signal
corps, has . been ordored to begin the
constiuotion of an overland telegraph
lino from Guantanamo, via Santiago do
Cuba, to Munaanillo. The line is to
bo usod principally for the transmis
sion of government dispatches, although
commercial mossagoa will bo accoptcd.
The preacnt cost of transmission of
mossagoa by tolegraph from Guantana
mo to Santiago is 20 conts a word up
to 80 words, and 13 cents for each ad
ditioiial word.
Schools were opened today. The at
tendance will be compulsory. English
will bo taught. Thirty toachors at a
salary of $0 a mouth oaoh, and tho su
perintendent, at $125 a month, have
been engaged.
Thirty Men Mlraoulntmly Egcapo Death
In Idaho.
Wallace, Idaho, Oct. 8. Thirty men
working the night Bhift in No. 4 tun
nol of tho Morning mine had an almost
miraonlous eaoape from death early this
morning, when 850 pounds of dynamite
in a magazino exploded. The flrat re
port to reach here was that eight dead
anu wounded had beon recovered, and
that Binoko whs Btill too thick to per
mit tho roBouors to got farther baok,
where it was feared tho imnn'soned
men wore all dead, nlilu r f "' "
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used to haul out the ore. MoBt of the
men walked out, although some ol
them wero bo Btunned by the explosion
or overcome by smoke and gas that
they had to be helped. A number of
them wero stunnod by tho concussion,
and one, Cnptuin Wooda, foil onto his
oandlo, burning his faco Boveiely bo
foio ho recoverod consciousness Biiffi
ciently to got from over tho flame. It
is not known what caused tho explo
sion, no ono being noar the mngazino
at tho timo. That no ono was injured
was purely a piece of luok.
Wonian, Aided by Hor Parninnur,
- dora Her Old llimhaud.
Fort Worth, Tex., Oct. 8. Word
has boon received hero of an atrooioua
murder recently committed on Portor's
oieek, near El Campo, Tex. The mur
derod man was Otto Harmes, nn old
Gorman farmer, who, it is claimod,
was murdered by his wifo and Julius
Harmos, his nephew.
The information comes that Julius
bocamo infatuated with Mrs. HarincB
and thoy decided to put the old farmer
out of the way. It ia said Julius hit
him on the huad with an ax one night
whon lie was sleeping, and, assisted by
Mrs. Ilarmoa, draggod the body to a
cornflold, piled brush ovor it, and start
ed a fire.
Tho story furthor Bays that Julius
and Mrs. Harmos returned tho next
morning to find tho tiro had gono out
and Harmes was alivo, but unconscious,
and that thoy then piled cornstalks
over him and burned Id in to a oiinp,
alter which thoy buried his remains.
Both have since boon arrested.
Terrillo Storm In Japan.
San Francisco, Oct. 8. The
Bteamor Gaelic, from China and Japan,
brings news of a torrifio storm, which
swept over Japan September 0, doing
niuoh damage to shipping. Heavy
rains fell, and tho rivers became raging
torrents. A summary of tho loss of
life and property follows: Deaths,
2B0: housos Bwont awav. 104; houscB
ovoithrown, 1,195; partially wrecked,
1,400) houses inundated, 15,577; river
banks broken, 78.
The heaviest loss of life occurred in
the nrofocture of Kofu. Thia soction
also showed other losses greator in
comparison with any other, but Aiohi
r jfooture suffered greater loss oi prop
erty. '
Coming of the Obdam.
Washington, Oct. 8. Tho lollowlng
was received at tho war department:
"Ponce, Oct. 8. Obdam Bailed to
day with 101 convalescents, 104 dis
charged soldiers and teamsters.
Shut and Killed by a Friend.
Baker City, Or., Oct. 8. Wednesday
niaht Jack Wcavor flhot and killed
William McKinnon, aged 21, at Burns.
McKinnon and his companion bad at
tempted to play a joke on V eaver by
leading him out of a saloon as though
he needed to be escorted homo. Just
as they reached the door, Weaver, with-
out a moment's warning, drew a revol-
Volunteers Not Responsible
for Their Condition.
State Troopi Did Not Suffer Th rough
Their Own Fault-DUeane Carried
Off More Than Uullete.
Chicago, Oct. 1. The Daily News'
Washington special says that General
Miles, at the reception given at his
house last night to his comrades of tho
Medal of Honor Legion, denounced as
false the claim that volunteer officers
and soldiera were theinflolvea responsi
ble for the aicknosa in the campa.
"The voluntcor troops of tlie United
Slates in the war with Snain." said'
ho, "wore as brave and as patilotioa
body of soldiera as ever took the field
In any campaign the world has ever
scon. Tho battlea thev foiiL'ht wero
won as gallantly as any recorded in
history. And yet tho peril which our
soldiers had most causo to dread was
not bullets but disease, which swept
ovor our oamps and destroyed hundreds
whore bullets killed ono. Our sol.
diers entered into the fever-stricken
camps as they wont up the hill in the
face of the enemy with a courago
and devotion that must opon to them
the glorious pages of history.
"Those who sny that theso men
sickened and died booause they wished
to; Uiobs who blame the soldiers and
officers of our army for difwftse and
death that devastated the camps and
thinned the ranks; thoso who nsaort
that our soldiers suffored through their
rwn fault, insult 250,000 of the brav
est men that evoi carried arms bonoatli
the sun.
"Theso men did not suffer and die
bocause they liked it, and whoever
says they did insults onr armv and the
men who offoied It. It ia an affront to
reason. I havo nothing to say of tho
blame for the doath of thoso brave
Flrat Divlalon to Oarrlaon Cuba Una
lloon Formed.
vvasiungton, Oot. 1. The nnblin
order forming tho First division for tho
oocupation of Cuba does not disignato
tho mnjor-gminral whowill command
" Tho division
is of
as f.,w.
Cavalry brigado, composed of tho
Sovonth and Eighth Unitod States cav
alry, to be coinmandod by Brigadier
General L. II. Caipentor, United
States volunteers.
Tho First infantry brigade, composed
ol tho Fifteenth United States infantry
and the Fourth United States volun
teer infantry, to bo commanded by
Brigadier-Gcnoral Sinioa Snyder,
United States volunteers.
Seoond Infantry brigado, composed
of tho First Unitod States infantry and
the Sixth United States voluntoer in
fantry, to be commanded by Brigadier-
General B. E. Williston, Unitod States
Theso troops, with the exooptiou of
the Fifteenth infantry, are under or
ders to go to HuntBville, Ala., and tho
Fifteenth will probably bo expected
there sottn. It has been gonorally sup
posed that the diYiflion would he com-
niandod by Genoral Wade, who is now
in Cuba ns chairman of the military
The following Is the ordor as isBuod
"Adjntant-Genoral's Office, Wash
ington, Oot. 1. By direction of the
seoretaiy of war, tho Fourth United
Statos volunteer Infantry dotachnicnt
from the Seventh army corps will be
placed in roadinosa for immediate serv
ice in Cuba, pursuant to gonerai orours
140. ourrent aeries, from his omco, and
piocoed, fully arinod and equipped, to
tako Btatlon at Mimzanlllo, the com
manding offioor reporting his arrival
by telegraph to Majot-Genoral Wado,
United States volunteors, Havana, who
will givo instructions as toita duty and
"By oommand Major-Uonerai Miles.
. "Adjutant-Gonoral."
Newfoundland' Troublua.
St. John's, Nowfouudlund, Oct. 1.
Tho British commissioners, Sir John
Bramston, Sir Jamos Ersltine and Lord
Westmoath, to investigate tho French
treaty rights in Newfoundland, have
comploted thoir inquiry into the opera
tion of the French treaties on the
noithwest coast of the island. At
Bonne bay they will begin an investi
gation of the trouble arising in connec
tion with the lobster and herring nsn-
orics. Tbey report thitt extreme (Iib-
trcss exists among the fishormen on tho
noithoast coast, owing to tho failuie of
the fisheries.
Rear-End Collision.
Seattle, Oct. 1. A rear-end collision
between an extra freight and a work
train occurred thia morning on tho
Northern Pacific at May wood siding.
Engineer Boanmont, of the freight
train, was killed.
America' Friendly Offer.
New York, Oot. 1. A dispatch to
tho Herald from Montevideo snys: It
is officially stated heie that tlie United
Slates minister offered to Uruguay the
protection of his government for the
maintenance of neutrality in case of a
war between Chile and-aVrvent.im. An
American Hvndicato esiamimivu
for the exportation of cattle 1ms an
nounced that an American commission
will soon arrive to study various ques
tions, principally tho Montevideo bar.
in nine hours and 29 minutes.