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OREGON CITY COURIER
OREGON CITY HERALD
A. V. CHENEY PublWba
Interesting Collection of Item
Many Place Called From the Pre
Report or the Current Week.
The last detachment of Spanish
troops have sailed from Porto Rico and
evacuation is complete.
The Utah troop of oavalry, which has
been doing guard duty in the Yosemite,
lias been ordered to the Presidio.
Ma jor-General .Wesley Merritt, U.
S. A., was married privately in London
to Miss Laura Williams, of Chioago.
' News has been received in Washing
ton of the launching at Havre of the
cruiser Bio de la Plata, which is to be
presented to Spain by the Spanish resi
dents of Argentina.
The joint traffic association has re
ceived a death-blow by the United
States supreme oourt, which has just
decided tnat its existence is unlawful,
and the anti-trust law is being violated.
A Madrid dispatch to the New York
World says that leading men at Madrid
. concede that America will not assume
the Cuban debt, that the Philippines
will probably be lost and that the
American commissioners' demands in
all matters will be aoceded to.
' Secretary Long has taken the initia
tive steps to make San Juan de Porto
Rico the first naval Station in the West
. Indian waters. ' Congress will be asked
to appropriate money enough to make
it one of the best equipped naval sta
tions the United States has.
' Serious trouble is brewing among the
Comanche, Kiowa and Apache Indians.
For 80 years, since the Medioine Lodge
treaty, the government has fed these
Indians, but that treaty expired July 1.
. They have commenced killing oattle be
longing to Texas cattlemen, and a
crisis is near. : '
I The California superior court has
decided that Mrs. Botkin, accused of
the murder of Mrs. John P. Dunning
and sister, of Dover, Del., is not a fugi
tive from justice of Delaware. Mrs.
Botkin haB been remanded in custody
of the ohiet of police of San Pranoisoo,
and the date of her trial w ill be set
The president has approved the
recommendation of Qoneral Wade, at
Havana, that the Spaniards be allowed
tintil December 1 to evacuate Cuba;
meantime, however, United States
troops now In Cuba and others to be
dispatched will take possession of the
territory as fust as the Spaniards vacate
it, probably leaving Havana last.
i The lockout in the window glass
xrau' ai 'innnnr in Annan.
I Sellow fever has been oomnlfitnlv
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'WUJjftJU uub HI VJUUIltttUUIUU.
I Charles Kugadt was hanged at Hous
EPITOME OF THE DISPATCHES
ton, lex., lor tlie murder of his sister.
I Fully 10,000 people participated in a
reception to General Shafter at Lima, O.
: The independent battalion of Wash
ington volunteers has been mustered
! Ex-Qovernor Charles Sheldon, of
South Dakota, diod at Doadwood of
Superintendent Lnkens, of the Chi-cago-Virden
Coal Company has been
released from custody on bonds.
The wireworkers' strike at Cleve
land, O., 1ms failed, and a general re
sumption of work will soon follow.
Battery B, Oregon voluntoeis, has
boon mustered ont of service, nnd iu
members returned to private life with
out having the muoh-sought-for chance
to battle for their country.
Agoncillo. envoy of the Filipinos,
lias reached Paris, In reply to a Span
ish itHteineut, the American peace com
missioners have declared . that the
United States refuses to assume
oiereignty over Cuba.
A Havana dlspatoh says: An agree
ment between the two commissions as
to the date of evacuation again seerat
probable. The American ultimatum
fixes npon January 1, and this date
will be finally accepted by the Span
lurda. Lieutonant Peary's vessel is -naught
in the loe, and there la little prospect
that it will got out this year. The
.present position of the steamer is much
-further, north than whalers usually go.
The vowel will return sufoly next
epiing after the Ice thaws. ,
1 A sensational story comes from Ha
ana to the offeot that Captain-General
Blanco together with other prominent
Spaniards, had formed a plot to set up
topublio iu Cuba, and eventually turn
the island baok to Spain. Their plans
were upset by the signing of the peace
Rev. Chas. noath, colored, is dead at
Jiia home in New York city, aged 101
years. The first notable event in his
lifa was in 1709, when his mother car
tied him to the funeral of George
Washington, so that he could always
say that he had attended the burial of
the first president of his country.
j Mluor Newt IUnu.
' The Virginia gtand camp of confed
erate veterans adopted a resolution to
the effect that there could be no suc
cessor to Miss Winnie Davis as the
"'Daughter of the Confederacy," the
title having expired with her doath.
John D. Rockefeller will furnish
funds to puichase the ground and to
build n large social settlement house
in the Italian district of Cleveland, Q.
It will be called the Alta house in
.lionor of Mr. Rockefeller's daughter.
I .. . v " V t . . t t ,
A cabinet crisis is again reported to
oe imminent in Spain.
1 The Cook county oirouit court has
decided that the Chicago wheel-tax law
The Mississippi basin was visited by
a sr-orm, ana considerable property loss
The postmaster at Sweet Home, Or.,
has been arrested for embezzlement.
He made no returns to the government.
1 The British steamer Moana, which
sailed from Sydney, N. S. W., for San
Francisco, had on board 2,000,000 sov
ereigns in gold.
Extraordinary precautions are being
taken by Palestine authorities to insure
the safety of Emperor William during
bis tour of the Holy Land.
The Philippine insurgents have
peaceably withdrawn to the distance
desired by the Americans, except in
Calocan, the northern suburb of Manila.
Pardo Lncero, whose age, as shown
by the records of the missions of Loa
Angeles and Soledad, was 125 years,
died at the oounty hospital at Salinas,
A Kobe dispatch savs the .Tannnnon
steamship Milagala sank after being in
collision with the Japanese cruiser
Kingsamaru. Sixty Japanese were
A serious Indian outbreak has occur.
red at Midas, Nye county, Nev., and
the settlers have asked for arms and
ammunition. Governor Sadler haa for
warded 75 rifles and a supply of ammu
Further information, received from
Forest, Miss., says that 14 is the num
ber ot negroes killed m the Harpers
ville race riot. The necrnea who. flnr)
to the swamps have all made good
tneir esoape, and the race conflict is
now at an end.
Spain wants the battleshins Drnonn
- , o
and Iowa recalled, and protests against
tne united States sending the warships
to Manila. She claims suoh action is
in violation of the terms of the
col, and that the status quo must be
maintained until peace is concluded.
Cotton buyers of Dallas, Tex., on for
eign orders say that owing to the
threatened war between Enwlnmi unrl
Franoe they have received cables say
ing: All shipments from Hiir data
until otherwise instructed mnnt Via
made subject to war lisks."
Chanoine. the Frenoh minister nf
war, has resigned.
The total reeistration of voters in
New York was 666,889, as against 676,-
193 In 1897.
Fire broke out at pier No, 89, East
river. Brooklvn. and did dam aaa t thn
amount of f 500,000.
A great improvement in re.nrirt.rl in
the health of the Spanish troops at Ha
vana during the past ton days.
A movement to restrict thn town nf
Pullman, III., to its charter limitations
has been approved bv the supreme nnmt
of that state.
Another demonstration has been
made in Havana by city officials who
have not received their salaries for
many months past.
The steamer Reina de Los Angeles
has returned to Santiago after carrying
the Garcia and Cespedes faotions to
Santa Crua del Sur to attend the Cuban
American exports are increasing
more rapidly than those of any other
Countiy. In 1870 we had 7s per cent
of the world's oommerce; now we have
13 per cent.
Naval Constructor Richmond P. Hob-
son has arrived home again. He be
lieves the sunken Spanish warship Via
caya can be saved, but it would cost
$1,000,000 to rais her.
Emperor William has designated a
large fountain which he proposes to
erect in Constantinope as a gift to com
memorate his visit and that of Empress
Victoria to the sultan's capital.
The steamship Victoria brings news
to Tacoma that two more battles have
been fought in Formosa between Japan
ese troops and the native savages, who
seem bent on exterminating all the
Japanese on the island.
Aguinaldo is desirous of going to
Paris for the purpose of appearing be
fore the peace commissioners, says a
Manila dispatch, but he is prevented
from so doing by the joalouBies existing
between the insurgent leaders.
The principal fact brought out by the
newest British blue book is that no
offer to negotiate on the matter of poa
session of Fushoda was ever made. The
French papers now seem hopeful of a
peaceful solution of the dispute.
The oanal route survey has been
com nloted and there is an iiH nfl nf
civil engineers from Nicaragua. Louis
w ickman, who has just arrived at New
York ftom Grevtown. think Znlnva'a
opinion as to the time of the expiration
oi tne Maritime Canal Company's con
cession is faulty.
Time to the Yukon will be short
ened as the result of the discovery of a
ew channel for vessels. Steamers of
moderate drauuht mav enter thn month
of the river and ascend four or five
hundred milos before trans-shipping.
Expansion of territory under the new
survey is important.
Graham A. Yonne. of the arm on.
gineera corps, who died at Willett's
Point, was heir to over $1,000,000.
Thomas Greenwald. a private in W.
tery I, Seventh United States artillery.
was snot dead wniie trying to desert
from Fort Slocuua, near New Ko
chelle, N. Y.
The Candian senate is the most pa
triarchial of contemporary upper
houses, one-third ot its members
being in the seventies, five in the eight
ies and one 04.
BRESSON MINISTRY R
Affairs in France Reach
CHANOINE FIRST TO GIVE UP
Failure to Avenge the Intuits to the
Army Led to the Downfall of the
Fans, Oct. 27. Minister of War
inanoine resigned nis portfolio, fol
lowed later by the resignation of the
entire Brisson ministry.
strong bodies of police were sta
tioned in the neighborhood of the
Palaoe Bourbon and the Place de la
Concorde this morning to pt event the
projected demonstration at tha
oi me cnamoer oi deputies.
, , . . -f-w-..g,
Xhere was considerable rlinnrdnr
about the approaches of the Palace
Bourbon. Members of the-Learnm nf
Patriots, who were crossing Palace de
la Concorde, shouted "Vive l'arme,"
and republican guards were obliged
to clear a passage. A conflict with tha
police ensued, in whioh a number of
anti-Semites attacked and injured the
commissary of police, with loaded
canes. The ringleader. M. finnrin.
president of the Anti-Semitic League.
was arrested. Wnen JV1. Drummont.
the anti-Semitic leader arrived, there
were runner Disturbances, with n u
of "Down with the Jewel" and oheer
,ing for France.
Xbe session of the chamber nf rlArtn.
ties had no sooner opened that M. De
rouledo made a violent attack npon the
minister oi war, General Chanoine,
thereupon the latter arose and ex
plained the conditions under which he
accepted the portfolio. In so doincr ha
declared he was of the same opinion as
nis predecessors, referring to the ques
tion of reopening the Dreyfus case, a
remark which was greeted with cheers.
and protests. When Channi ne war
able to resume speaking, he asserted he-
was guardian oi the honor of the army,
and concluded with savins ansrrilv:
"I place in your hands the trust I re
ceived, and I tender my resignation in,
After Chanoine's resignation. Pre
mier Brisson stated that the govern
ment was fully determined to uphold
civil power against the military. The
house suspended business that thn nm,
mier might notify President Fanre of
L.tianome'8 resignation. During the
suspension committees of the various'
parties agreed to support the order ot
the day and postpone interpellations
until Friday. The senate, after a
brief session, adjourned.
Alter the chamber of demities had
resumed at 6 o'clock. M. Brisson an.
nounced that the irregular resignation
oi uenerai iinanoine had been accept
ed, and that his successor ad interim.
was appointed this evening. The pre
mier then proposed that the chamber
adjourn until Friday next, and con
eluded his remarks with reaffirming
tne supremacy of the civil power.
! After attempts on the part of the
various deputies to discuss the alleged
military plots, the insults to the army,
etc., their remarks being punctuated
With interruptions and nhaara. M Ri.
bot, in behalf of his friends, including
,M. Meline, approved M. Brisson's state
ment and added:
'We have every confidence in the
army, and do not wish to see it at
tacked. All republicans are united on
! M. DeMahy then proposed a resolu
tion calling upon the government to
end the campaign of insult against the
army, but Brisson refused to aocept it
M. Cavaignao, the ex-minister of
war, then rushed to the tribune and
demanded an immediate discussion of
the resolution. He was greeted with
9iostile shouts, including "Sabrel"
("Forgery") "Razorl" which caused a
great uproar. The shouting of the
word "razor" was an allusion to the
isuicide of Lieutenant-Colonel . Henry,
who is said to have cut his throat in
his cell at the fortress of Montevalerien
after confessing to having forged one
of the' Dreyfus documents, though it
has since been claimed the razor with
whioh the deed was committed was not
found in the cell of deceased.
M. Biisson then acoopted the order
of the day, proposed by M. Ribot.
affirming the supremaoy. of the civil
over the military power. Several of
the deputies attempted to speak, but
thoir voices were drowned in the up
roar whil'h filtnnorl in Itio n,.,,.,K...
. u v.. vnnuiurr.
The ordor of the day was apopted by a'
vote oi asa ayes to 2 noes. An amend
ment proposed by M. Berge, censuring
the government, "for not causing the
honor of the army to be respected,"
was lost by 274 to 261 votes. M. De
Mahy thon again proposed his resolu
tion calling npon the government to
end the "oampaign of insult against the
armv." The president rnfnwul tr, n,.
oept the motion, howevei, and a vote
was taken on it, amid so much confu
sion that scrutiny was ilnmandod
Later, this showed that the government
was defeated by a vote of 296 to 243. '
After the result nf the anrnfinv ui
lieen announced, M. Beteau moved a
vote of confidence in M. Brisson, which
was rejected, 286 to 264. When this
vote was declared, the ministers left
Floating Rook Will Be Our.
Washington, Oct. 27. Naval officers
who have visited Havana harhnr rn.
cently have reported that the fine new
steel floating drydock, whioh was pur
chased by the Spanish eovernment in
England and towed la Flava na nnfc
prior to the outbreak of the war, can
not ue moved, owing to neglect on the
part of Spanish officers, also to their
inability to properly manage thn iWlt
The structure is large enough to take
SOUTHERN RACE WAR.
Eleven Negroes 'and One White Man
Dead at Forest.
New Orleans, La., Oct 26. The
Picayune's Forest, Miss., special says:
Eleven dead negroes and one dead
white man, and one negro and three
white men seriously wounded, is the
result at this writing of the bloody war
being waged between the white and
black raoes in the Harpersville neigh
borhood, of this (Scott) county. Sev
eral of the rioters have been oaptured
and lodged in jail at Forest today, but
the others escaped into the swamp.
Large crowd of white men are in oloso
pursuit, however, and more names are
hourly expeotod to be added to the
It is impossible to obtain a full list
the killed, for the reason that some
the negroes Were shot down in the
woods and were hurriedly buried by
the whites where they fell.
Governor McLaurin went to Harpers
ille last n it'll t and annealed tn tha
whites not to molest the prisoners in
the custody of the sheriff. He final!
persuaded the crowd topormitthe sher
iff to take the prisoners to jail. Sheriff
Stevenson had rUc4 ad.lit.itmal mianls
at the Forest jail to prvwni th lynch
ing oi tiiei rwtwn ew in twstviy. The
negroes who aw utuW artxist. tnd
WHAT THE WAR COST.
Chicago, Cvt 5. A sno-cUl to te
Tribune from Washincur. savs; Unci
Sam'a expense for U,s Spanish war
sink into insignificance whn compared
itn the cost of the conflict betwa
the states. Thus far the war with
Spain has cost 167,529,941. or frac
tion over f 1,000,000 per dav since the
beginning of hostilities April 21
against the enormous sum of (3.065.
413, lot) during the civil war, or an
average of $1,685,156 per day.
xne largest amount paid out in a
single day during the war with Spain
was 14,110.000. Julv 28. or nearly
enough to construct and equip a first-
- - ' w
class battle-ship. The next highest
days were September 19, when $3,775.
000 was spent, and July 19, with a to
tal oi fa,770,ooo, but the daily ex
penses frequently run above the $3.
000.000 mark. The budget for the
four months of the present fiscal' rear
was $135,113, 540, while the exepndi-
tures for the whole fiscal year of 1897.
were only $83,511,713, and for this
month the average of $1,000,000 per
aay was maintained.
In April the expenses for the armv
anu navy were considerably above nor
mal figures, when they reached $19,
000,000. May showed a peroeptible
increase, wnen $30,000,000 was spent
June was a further increase, ft29.00.li..
000 passing over the tieasury counter,
and July showed the highest expend
iture Of $43,000,000. The next month
witnessed a decrease, only $31,000,000
being spent, but September reaohed
nearly $32,000,000, and for the 22
aays oi uctober tne expenses wera
about $19,000,000, or nearly $1,000,-
000 per day. The total disbursements
of the government for the four months
of the present fisoal year, which in.
eluded the civil list, pension payments
and interest on the publio debt, was
$223,587 114. The total recainta wr
only $153,754,445, showing a deficit of
o,uuuu,uuu lor tne fiscal year. The
$3,000,000 spent on the operations of
the army and navy during the war of
me reoeuion includes the period of the
first three months of 1861. when active
preparations for hostilities were being
made, and the last nine months of
1865, when the expenses of the govern
ment were nnususally heavy.
Hawaiian! Want a Cable.
Washington, Oct. 26. Of the sev
eral commissions adjusting the rela
tions of the United States towards its
newly acquired possessions, the Hawa
iians will be the first ready with a bill
for the consideration of congress.
This, of onurse. will make provisions
for the government of the island, but.
aside from this matter, there will hn
another of the utmost importance. It
will provide for the construction of a
cable between the Hawaiian islands
and the United States. Owing to the
growing trade with this new territory
and the necessity of havinir nninlt
means of communication with its nm.
cials there, congress will probably sub
sidize a cable.
Four New Record!.
Norwood, Mass.. Oct 26. Four new
American bicycle road records wera
made today over . a measured mile by
Frank Ourish, of DorcheBter. Mass.
The first was the paced mile, flvinu
start, which was covered in 1:41 1-6,
the previous record boing 1:45, made
by W. II. Dodge, of Lowell. Ourish
next made the mile paced, standing
start, in 1:45 8-5, the old record being
held by Dodge in 1:53. The third re-
oord was the one-mile unrated, stand
ing start, which was made in 2:11 1-5,
the previous record being 2:16 4-5. bv
C. A. Foster of Torre nauto. Intl.
With the aid of F. Wold, Ourish broke
the tandem mile paced, standing start
in 1:54 8-5, the old record being 1:55 1-5.
made by Hulman and Fercuaon.
also of Torre Haute.
Controller Treadwell. of the trensnrv
department, has decided that post-office
inspectors are entitled to a per diem of
$4 for expenses only when on duty out
side of offices.
Two Treapaftere Killed.
Leadville. Colo., Oct. 26. While
walking on- the tracks of the D. & R.
G. railroad, on their way from church,
Mrs. Cornelius Shea and daughter,
Margaret, were struok by a passenger
rain and almost lnsuntly killed.
Rich Treasure Ship.
Sydney. N. S. W.. Oct 26. Tha
British steamer Moanoa. which aailwt
from here for San Francisco vestenlav.
bad on board 3,000,000 sovereigns in
Overwhelmed by Tide Rips
in Turnagain Arm.
NINE MEN WERE DROWNED
Two Searching Parties Have Been Bent
Out to Find the Mining; Men Im
poitlble to Swim Alhoro.
Sunrise, Alaska, Sept. 23. A small
sloop was wrecked in Turnagain arm
early in the morning of September 16
and nine men lost their, lives by the ao
cident. The men were: Kit Carson
Payne, of Portland, Or.; Frank L. Rob
inson, of Santa Crnz, Cal.; A. M
Adams, of Bellevue, Pa.; Louis E. Zim
mer and J. M. Bonner, of Pittsburg,
Pa.; M. Walcott and his son Oliver, of
Now York; Mr. Scott, of Scottsburg,
III., and Chris Johnson, of Sunrise
City, owner of the sloop.
This three-ton sloop left Peter's
Creak landing, on Kulk arm, the even
itig of the 15th, bound for Sunrise City,
ntar the head of Turnagain arm. She
was overloaded so that her deck was
ornly ix inches above the water, and
some of the mou objected to making
the trip with her on that aocount, but
thoy all lrted finally. She left with
favoring wind and smooth water. At
about 12 o'clock the sloop passed Fire
island and steered toward the entrance
to TurnAiain .'arm, some 20 miles away,
This wm tbe last that was seen of the
Johnson sloop or her passengers,
Somewhere between the island arm the
tide ripa overwhelmed and swamped
the overloaded boat The dog belong
ing to the sloop swam to the south
shore and made its way to the mining
camps on Bird creek, and was brought
from there to Sunrise. The steamer
Pery brought in the small skiff belong
ing to the Bloop, whioh was found float
ing bottom np near Tyonic. Broken
pieoes of the sloops' cabin and several
small articles were found on the north
shore by Mr. Duncan, of this place.
Two searching parties have been out
from this town, where the men have
many friends and acquaintances, but
none of the bodies have been found. It
is probable that all the men but John
son were asleep in the hold when the
sloop was swamped, and were carried
down with it. It would have been ira
possible for a man to swim ashore from
tbe middle of the rough channel where
the disaster occurred. Several. of these
men had just leturned from tbe Copper
and Tanana rivers, by way of the new
trail just opened by Captain Glenn's
party. They were feeling jubilant ovei
the discoveries they had made, and
were going baok with supplies this
The entrance . to Turnagain arm, al
the northeastern extremity of Cook
inlet, is known as the most perilous
water in this part of the world. Tbe
arm is really a rocky cayon, and three
to hve miles wide. With precipitous
mountains rising abruptly on eaoh
side, it extends nearly through tbe
Coast range of mountains. In fact the
large glacier at the eastern end extendi
over the narrow ridge of mountains
and joins that from Portage bay on
Prinoe William sound. Through this
deep and rocky gorge the wind and
tide rush with terrible force. The tides
rise and fall some 50 feet and run like
a torrent over miles of mud flats and
reefs of ragged rook. A power fnl
steamer can make no headway against
them, and a sailing vessel entering the
arm is entirely at their mercy, unless
the wind happens to be very favorable.
Here, when the wind is in certain di
rections, the waters pile pp and a tidal
wave sweeps in like a rushing 'wall ol
Adams, Bonner, Payne, Ziramer and
Scott loft for the Copper river country
last February, going over the Valdes
glacier and thence 90 miles np Copper
river. From there they followed th
Nalcheena waters of tbe Matamuska,
which flows into Knik arm. Thers
they built a double-end Scow, 24 feet
long and 6 feet wide, and started for
civilization. They made the 175 miles
to Knik in just 12 hours, so swift is th
stream, and called at Stone's camp
known as Knik City. They arrived
there the latter part of August, and
remained until they started on the voy
age that ended in their death, and the
death of the four others who had joined
them there. Robinson, ' was a well
known baseball , player in California.
The Walootts had intended starting
store at Sunrise City. , ,
Several parties have made quartz and
placer locations in the mountains west
of the Matamuska river, and will send
in their supplies this winter.' Many
miners from this district will try to
Bled their outfits over the new trail as
far as Copper river this winter, and
many others will pack in their sup
plies with horses next spring.
Anarehiata Follow Emperor William.
Haifa, Palestine, Oct. 28. The police
made an important arrest of a well
known anaicliist here yesterday. Ex
troardinary precautions are being taken
to insure the safety of Emperor Wil
liam and Empress Augusta Victoria.
During the time that they are here
veiled women will not be allowed in
the streets, as the police fear that an
archists might assume these disguises.
To Save the Yiicaya. '
Santiago de CuDa, Oct. 25. It is re
ported from Guantanamo that Naval
Constructor Hobson, who left there
early last week for Jamaica, is going
to Washington to obtain an appropria
tion, if possible, of $1,000,000, for the
purpose of raising the snnken Spanish
cruiser Visoaya. Tha plana for rais
ing the Cristobal Colon have been per
fected, and the work is progressing in
accordance with , the instructions of
Hobson, who expects to return horn
MAY BE TROUBLE THERE.
Attitude of Philippine IniurgenU I
Menacing Dewejr and Otil Prepared.
Manila, Oct. 25. The attitude of
the insurgent troops has become very
menacing. Their supplies are growing
scarce, and they are becoming desper
ate. Their leader assured the troops,
who have had no pay for months, that
they will soon capture Manila.
Tbe Filipino newspapers insist upon
absolute independence, and denounce
annexation to the United States or any
protectorate with equal energy,
Tbe American authorities, naval and
military, are taking precautionary
measures, although no immediate
trouble is anticipated.
The commission of Spaniards sent
here reoently by General Bios, Spain's
ohief representative in the Philippines
and governor-general of the southern
portions of the archipelago, arranged a
temporary commercial convention. Ac
cordingly inter-island traffic was re
sumed, but it is now again interrupted,
this time by orders from General Rios.
The steamer San Nicholas, which left
Manila yesterday flying the American
flag, was compelled to return by a
Spanish gunboat, whose commander
offered as a plea for his aotion that the
orew consisted of Filipinos, who might
smuggle contraband articles. The San
Nicholas, after reporting her experience,
sailed again, followed by the United!
States gunboat McCullooh.
The insurgent steamer Muirola en
tered tbe harbor flying the insurgent
flag, which was promptly hauled down
by the Americans. ,
Yesterday tbe British consul at Ma
nila convened a meeting of merchants
to discuss the commercial deadlock.
British capital to the amount of $200,
000,000 has been lying idle here for sir
months. In the existing conditions,
business relations with tbe provinces
have been in many cases directly sus
pended. The meeting resolved to make
an urgent appeal to the British govern-
ment to endeavor to hasten a settle
ment of pending issues.
BRINK OF WAR.
France Preparing for It; England Ready
Only Diplomacy Can Avert It. ,
London, Oct. 25. Never since Great
Britain and France bgan to disncte
over Egypt, nor during the most aoute
stage of the Niger differences between
those countries, has the situation
looked so ominOuB as today. In spite
of the hope expressed in the journals
of both oountriea that tha nmttnr
would be amioably arranged, it is a
laot tnat tne Jf rench naval and military
authorities are makinir feverish nrnnar.
ations for war, and, though calm reigns
at the British dockyards at Portsmouth,
Chatham and Devonport, it is only the
calm of preparedness.
Significant orders have heen arriving
there from the admiralty, indicating
tnat Ureat Britain and France are on
the brink of war. Tha arimirnltv hao
ordered every seagoing warship to have
us crew maae up to the lull comple
ment, as ordered in case of mobiliza
tion. The order praotioally means the
complete filling prospectively of every
ship's company in detail. Four tor.
pedo-boat destroyers whioh worn ahnnt
to be fitted with new water-tube boilers
have had their orders countermanded,
and will be instructed to redraw their
Btores. Officers on leaves of ahaennn-
and unemployed have been notified to
hold themselves in readiness to com
mission reserves if required.
ine urenoh statesmen, however, still
cling to the hope that the Marquis of
Salisbury will offer some exchange.
NINE BLACKS KILLED.
One White Man Lout HI Lire and Three
. were Wounded.
Memphis. Tenn.. fint 9 K A noniol
to the Commercial-Anneal from Unrpot
Miss., says: As the result of an at
tempt to arrest a negro near Harpers
ville, Scott county, in tha
of the state, one white denntv w
killed, three WOunrlnd. nn,1
to the latest report, nine negroes were-"
Jiiiiea Dy tne citizens of the Harpers
ville neighborhood and thn aimrifTV
Ibe pursuit of ahnnt Rn
had joined the original offender, with
wie ayowea determination to prevent
his airest and capture, and who am
bushed the party attempting the arrest,
continues, and bv mnrnino tha nn,i,.
of fatalities will undoubtedly have as
sumed large proportions. The wbol
country is terribly aroused, .and the
1 met i , . . ,
onojiu ft posse nas oeen reinforced with
men from all thn nniahrmrinn t...,
Governor McLaurin has gone to the
scene, which is about. in miim nnrth
Forest, the nearest railroad point.
DIED ON THE VOYAGE.
Death of Seven Sick ' Bold len
Ing From Manila.
Pan Francisco. Oct. 25 Tha nn;t
States transport steamer Ri
arrived here today from Manila, via
iiong j&ong and .Nagasaki. She has on
board 140 sick soldiers, anrl oi a.
charged men. Seven men died on the
voyage. They were:
Private Eliot W. Ordwav. (Vim nan v
H, Seoond Oregon; Private- Henry 11.
oiuoe, company i), mrst California;
Sergeant John A Glover, onmnnnv A
First Nebraska! Private Frank W.
Tucker, company' C. Twaniv.thi i-.
fantry; Private Lewis D. Passmore,
company l, mrst Nebraska; Private
Henry P. Shuter. A fltnr liattorTi. ro
tate J. Fiske. First California
All the dead were bnrinil at m ac
cept Ordwuy, Piske and Shuter.
Race War In Texas.
Fort Worth. Tex.; Ont.
between whites and blacks over politics
enlminated in a fight in whioh Hope
Adams, independent candwlnia
sheriff and leader of the independent
movement against the White Men's
Union Association, was shot and fcnu.i
The sheriff has wired Governor Culbart-
son tnat be is unable to preserve order
and wants troops sent to the seen
in any of our battle-ships.
Within a month. " . . . ,.
at once. . ... ......