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OF THE DAY
IPS Gathered from AH
Parts of the World,
fgEPARED FOR THE
i l,porU" but Not Lo
Outsldo tho State
Admiral Capps says the navy needs
sore CO'"1"" . ant
i.iria declares sue win
Carnegie iuih jui. "-
vu 73d btrthdny.
Auatria threatens war with Turkey
JShc comes to terms.
ryeis has again broken out In
iSSid Is causing much alarm.
ir Austria and Turkey should fight,
ifi would probably Invudo Mace
i .learner struck a reef off the
oHum and 100 Filipinos WL'r
Tift has offered Frank If. Hitchcock
tljpMltioaOl SUnuu: Kii .
Kaiacr Wllrflm, who has been suf-
ferite from a nervous coimju, m
Italians in California fought a ties-
-J mI I Wll IIll'll Will UIV
Hie national organization of loco-
hi i, ..ii, i n ti rum .
000 labor temple at Chicago.
I. I. ronnrtnl that Montt'IlCLTO llOH
DdontfJ heavy batteries on tho hotghta.
rtlltfirn. OI1U oi Ausirtu s
Holland is much interested in Cas-
tn'niait to Europe.
sr.ni t in bo far recovered that he
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A itorm off tho California coast
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An effort wl.l be made in Tennessee
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A 13-year-old Hcoldsburg, Cnl., boy
Admiral Sncrry hai granted shore
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Auajsinatlon and bomb throwing by
iikit vAi'AlnllAnlfltn hnifn MflllOitl TiV
Gladjtonc Dowic, hod of tho prophet.
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Fwr persons were drowned In a
Demonstrations at Homo agninst
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iverv uu v rnorvl.
A monument to Indiana eoldlors who
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Wiw.lrLfari?inK congrcaa at
oavy Guards Placod at All Gates oi
City of Pokln.
Pokin, Nov. 24.Whllo all is quiet
I'ekln, uotachmonta of troona trunrd
tho city gatea and gendarmes aro on
duty at tho approaches to tho foreign
legations. Tho government has not
ceased to tako precautionary. meas
ures, for revolutionaries aro spreading
all kinds of reports, which might act
like firebrands to tho spirit of uneasi
ness underlying prcBont conditions in
There have boon rumnrn nf nn (na..
rcctionury movement in tho South, hut
this has proved to bo only a minor out
break amoncr tho nrtlll nrv ftnrl nnvnli-.r
stationed nt Nankin.
Nevertheless, it has been thought
advisable to nost n mmrd nf.
tho gates of Pekin, and half compan
ies oi nincso regulars aro now under
arms at theso poinU).
It was owing to one of theso disturb
ances that tho edict of November 20
was issued, in which it wnn nnlnfnd
out that lawless conspirators had tried
to invade tho interior, and all officials
wero ordered to arrest and summarily
behead them wherever found.
Strinecnt measurc-H hnvn lionn t nlfnn
hero to suppress any Bign of conspiracy,
and tho government haH ordered an in
vestigation of tho governor of Nang
I'uol province, on acountof a Blight up
rising that took placo there.
HOLDS TOWN AT BAY.
REGENT FEARS REBELLION.
Four Men Shot In Effort to Capture
Mexican Hold-Up Man.
Keno, Nov., Nov. 21. Detected as
ho was holding up the Court saloon in
Battle Mountain late last night, a
Mexican broke through the door and,
running into Wight Policeman Coon.
shot tho officer in tho jaw; then held
up the gathering crowd as it collected
at tho scene. Cowboys . nnd miners
culled for assistance, and rushing tho
robber, wero repulsed by his fire.
Deputy Sheriff Titaworth was hit in
tho groin, and two others wero slightly
Tho Mexican backed down the street,
forcing everybody in sight to follow
him. When ho drow away from tho
saloons he ducked into tho darkness. A
suspect, seen by Deputy Sheriff Hasp,
wua caught when boarding a freight
train early this morning. The deputy
sheriff called to the man to halt, but
getting no response, shot the fellow in
tho leg. The town, aroused by tho out
rages, started on a man hunt; and
farmers, hearing tho shooting, carne
into town with their lanterns. They
carried theso light about with them
seeking the robber, and several times
shot at each other when they thought
they had "flushed" the dare-devil Mex
CABLE USED FOR MAN HUNT.
Man Chased Half Around World by
Dispatcher is Caught.
Rnn Prnnelflco. Nov. 24. A man
hunt, extending half way around the
wnrlrl. which was conducted bv cable
dispatches, came to an end today when
local detectives boarded the steamer
Moncolia and arrested L. E. Knollins,
whoso description is said to tally with
that of L. E. Hancock, wanted by the
authorities of North Carolina on a
charge of embezzlement.
Hancock sailed from hero several
weeks ago and orders for his arrest
wero cabled to Nagasaki. Ho left tho
shin nt Honolulu, however, nnd return
ed to this city on the steamer Mongolia,
which arrived today.
Knollins denies that ho is uancocn,
iiml nnin hn in n member of the broker-
ago firm of Courtland, Habcock & Co.,
of l l Pino street, New YorK. no was
taken to tho city prison pending tho
arrival of an officer from North Caro
Will Fortify Honolulu.
TTnn ninin Nov. 2.1. A detachment
of United States engineers, under Mu
jor Winslow, which arrived recently
on tho transport sneruian, una com
menced tho work of fortifying the
islnnd. Tho first work to uo aono is
4lm (innntrif Inn f) f miHtflrv mans. The
dredging for tho largo drydock to be
built at Pearl haruor unu un ul-ciuii-
intr of tho channel also will begin in
tho near future. Severol local con
tractors hnvo departed tor wasmngum
liids for tho dredging con
tracts will bo opened in December.
Kills Roosevelt Turkey.
Westerly, It. I., Nov. 24. Tho
Tl....l Tl.,.,,l InrboV which HomCO VOZ
XVI1U1IU jpiiiiiu .m. .,,
will Bond to the president, according
4 lyvnnn inn
to nls nnnuui cusvom, iu ,
4t.i.. .. witttn Hniino on Thanks-
giving dny, went to tho execution
I?!!, n,1...r unci will 1)0 8hil)t)C(l tO
Wiinhtnirton tomorrow. It is tho best
o . . . .. . l.!.l ...l.lnl.
of a lot or cneainut ieu uuuo, ......
havo been selected nnd especially
reared a8 candidates for tho distinc
tion, and weighs 20 pounds.
Falls In Record Flight.
London, Nov. 24. Word has been
rccoived here that tho balloon owned
by tho Daily Graphic, which ascended
from this city Wednesday morning last
in an attempt to reach Siberia and
break tho long-distanco record, was
compelled to descend in a Ralo on
Thursday night near Novo Aloxand
rovsk, Russia, after having traveled
about 1,350 milep.
Sorvlans Lose Sovonteen.
Paris, Nov. 24.-A dispatch- from
NEWS FROM THE NATIONAL CAPITAL
' o .nnil nf Sorvions,
tv,n Ttnnninn frontier,
Sovornik, was repulsed by Aus-
. mu Qnrvlnna lost 17
killed and tho Austrlans throo
MILLIONS FOR IMPROVEMENTS.
Congress Will Bo Asked Large Sum
for Rlvors and Harbors.
Washington, Nov. 28. Fifty million
dollars ifl the aggregate of the appro
priatlons recommended by Brigadier
General William L. Marshall, chief of
engineers United States army, for work
on rivers, harbors and fortifications
J or tho coming fiscol year, in his an
nual report submittced to Secretary ol
War Luke E. Wright.
Approximately $2,000,0000 Is recom
mended for application on existing con
tracts for river and harbor improve
ments; $2,100,000 for general work on
rivers nnd harbors, Including examina
tion, survoyB and contingencies; $2,
0t0,0t0 jor work proposed by tho Mis
sissippi river commission.
The sum recammtnled for fortifica
tions is ?7, 732,233, of which tho most
important estimates aro $2,309,000
for Heucoast batteries at Manila; $449,
000 for repair and protection at Pearl
harbor, Honolulu; $007,100 for the de
fense of Pensacola, Fla. ; for the mod
ernizing of old emplacements, general
ly, $500,000; electrical installation,
$984,253; for searchlights. $907,000.
Commenting on the fortification of
insular possessions tho reports refers
to tho "very necessary additional de
fenses at Manila." It suggests that if
the amount recommended cannot be
ful'y appropriated, at least $2,000,000
should be made available during the
coming year, "so that a substantial
plant can be provided and work can-be
conducted in on effective and economi
A considerable proportion of tho
suggested appropriation for search
lights is to recommended to be expend
ed in tho Philippines and Hawaii.
Some of the more important estimates
lor tho year for rivers and harbors
were aB follows:
California San Diego harbor, $30,
000; San Pedro bay, $100,000; Oak
land harbor, $521,000.
Oregon and Washington Columbia
river, $1,104,000; Columbia river
mouth, $450,000; Grays harbor, $181,
000; Puget sound, $130,000; Tacoma
Hawaii Honolulu harbor, $500,000;
Hilo harbor, $GOO,000.
An appropriation 0 $25,000 is rec
ommended for the Sacramento nnd
Feather rivers combined.
To Honor Phil Sheridan.
Washington, Nov. 27. To the list
of equestrian statues for which Wash
ington already is famous another will
bo added tomorrow, when a handsome
statue of General "Phil" Sheridan will
bo unveiled and formally presented to
the city. Tho statue cost $50,000, and
was modeled by Guzton Borglum of
New York. It has been placed in the
center of Sheridan circle, at the inter
section of Massachusetts avenue and
Twenty-third street. At the dedica
tion President Roosevelt is expected to
speak and there will be a considerable
military display. The event will be
attended by the widow and other mem
bers of General Sheridan's family.
No Trouble, Says Root.
Washington, Nov. 25. Although
Prosidnnt Roosevelt and Secretarv of
Stntn Root donv there is anv friction
between tho United States and Japan
regarding the open uoor in uninn, ano
it. in nnid no renucst or demand has
been made upon Japan, it is understood
that diplomatic exchanges oi views on
thin miliiVrt have taken nlace in the
last few .days. Ambassador Takahira
made several calls on secretary uoot
last week and it is authoritivcly stated
that theso conferences concerned Ja
pan's policy in Manchuria.
Tost Naval Officers.
Washington, Nov. 27. The recom
mendation of tho Navy department in
relation to a physical test for officers
In now nwitiner the nrcsident's final a -
nroval. For officers of the line below
tho rank of rear admiral and stair oin
ccrs below tho rank of cf ptain while
serving on shore, it will bo similar t
that now prescribed for tho coast artil
lery, which is a fifty-mile walk in.
three days. Watch officers at sea may
bo requied to tako duty alternately
ovcry four hours for 72 hours.
Project Nearly Finished.
Wnhinirton. Nov. 20. Tho Reclam
ation service today announced that tho
Umatilla irrigation project is now 82
per cent completed. Water right ap
plications havo been made for 3,700
acres, 2,500 of which havo actually re
ceived water. Thero is no unentered
land in the Hermistonunit. In Wash
ington, tho Sunnysido project is 20 per
cent completed; tho Okanogan project
iB 83 per cent completed, and tho Tic-
ton project 5-1 per cent.
Imogeno Morrill is Dead.
WnoMniytnn. Nov. 25. Mrs. Imo-
ireno Robinson Morrill, a celebrated
portrn t and historical puimur, mcu
early today in a room of a lodging
houso, alono and friendloss and amid
surroundings of squalor and distress.
In 1879 sho established tho National
Academy of Fino Arts, in this city.
Sho had received Bcorea of medals for
Certiorari Writ Filed.
Washington, Nov. 20. Attorney
General Bonnpnrto yesterday filed in
tho United States Supremo court a pe
tition for a writ of certiorari to review
tho judgment of tho United States
Court of Appeals in tho $29,000,000
Standard Oil case, under which tho
caso was remandod for retrial.
ASKS ORDER FOR REBATE.
Lumber Company's Strange Petition
to Intorstate Board.
Washington, Nov. 20. A curious
request is made of the Interstate Com
merce commission in a petition filed by
the National Lumber company, of Los
Angeles, against tho San Pedro, Los
Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad company.
The complaint says that in tho past it
has been granted on shipments of lum
ber nnd buildinir material from Los
Angeles to various points a yarding-in-
transit rebate to enable it to meet tho
comnetition of comnanics havinir their
yards at San Pedro on the Pacific coast.
The defendant railroad is willing to
grant the rebate, but holds that it can
not do so under tho law. The commis
sion is renuested to direct tho railway
company to pay tho rebate on certain
shipments already amounting to
No such report ever before was made
to the commission.
BAN ON ALL FAKE LABELS.
"Guaranteed Undor Pure Food Act"
Doesn't Mean Purity.
Washington, Nov. 24. According to
a sweeping decision by the cbm'mis-
sioner of patents, any label bearing
the inscription "Guaranteed under the
pure food and drug acts, Juno 30,
1900," where such inscription is in
tended to imply that the government is
responsible for the pur.ty of the goods,
will bo refused registration. It is
claimed that hundreds of packers and
others throughout the country nro so
printing-labels as to give this impres
sion, whereas it is held by the officials
that the government simply accepts the
assertion of the manufacturer that the
goods are pure and then investigates
his business. Upon proof that the
pure food and drugs act is being violat
ed the goods aro confiscated and the
Rejects Battleship Bids.
Washington, Nov. 25. All the bids
for the building of the battleship Flor
ida have been rejected by. the Assist
ant Secretary Newberry, of the navy,
and the machinery will be built by tho
government in the Brooklyn navy
yard. Mr. Newberry's 'action ap
proves the report of the board of con
struction, which was authorized to in
vestigate the entire matter relating
to the construction of this machinery.
The board held that congress intended
to have all possible work connected
with the Florida performed at the New
York navy yard.
Ban on Eastern Stock.
Washington, Nov. 20. Cattle breed
ers of Pennsylvania and New York will
not be permitted to exhibit any cattle
at the International Stock show, to be
held at Chicago, owing to the preva
lence of the foot and mouth diseases
in those states. This decision was
reached yesterday at a conference held
at the White House between President
Roosevelt and Wiflett M. Hayes, as
sistant secretary of agriculture, and
Dr. Alonzo D. Melvin, chief of the bu
reau of animal industry. The decision
includes sheep,, swine and goats.
Date Cannot Yet Be Set.
Washington, Nov. 27. The Su
preme court will probably announce on
December 7 whether it will review the
Standard Oil $29,000,000 case, in ac
cordance with the petition of Attorney
General Bonaparte. Tho court ia now
in its Thanksgiving recess. The nr
plicat'on fcr the writ of certiorari will
be presented formally to the justices
Monday by the clerk, with whom it has
been filed. The ruling will then prob
ably bo made on the following Monday.
Asks Heavy Sentences.
Washington, Nov. 25. United
States District Attorney Baker will
ask that Frederick A. Hyde and Joost
H. Schneider, found guilty of defraud
ing the government out of forest lands
in Oregon and California, be given sen
tences of two years in jail and fines of
$10,000 each if the court rules against
thoir motion for arrest of judgment.
This announcement follows the con
ference between Mr. Baker and the
Putting Marines Ashore.
Washington, Nov. 24. Action has
begun detaching the marines from the
battleships nnd assigning them to shore
duty. Orders were issued today de
taching those aboard the New Hamp
shire. In 30 days all marines aboard
the ships of the third squadron of tho
Atlantic fleet, now in Atlantic quart
ers, will havo been relieved from duty
aboard the vessels.
OPENS' FINE SUBWAY.
PInchot In Cabinet.
Washington, Nov. 24. It is stated
here today on apparently good authori
ty that Forester Gilford Pinchot has
been offered tho post of secretary of
agriculture in President Tnft's cnbinet
nnd that it is almost certain ho will ac
cept. It is stated also that Overton
W. Price, at present assistant forester,
has been selected as Pinchot's successor
in tho ofllce of forester.
Fulton to Confer With Taft.
Washington, Nov. 27. Senator Ful
ton left for Hot Springs Thursday
oyoning for a conference with Presi-dont-olect
Taft and National Chairman
Boston Tunnel Cost 810,000,000 and
Takes Cars Off Surface.
Boston, Mass., Nov. 23. What Is
claimed to tho the most ccompletc and
perfect tunnel for passenger traffic to
be found anywhere in tho world haa
just been completed in this city, and
will be opened for uso during the week.
It is known as the Washington street
tunnel and is designed to relievo the
congestion of tho narrow and crooked
streets of Boston's business section.
Tho tunnel will be used to carry the
trains of tho Boston Elevated railway
company through tho downtown sec
tion of the city. The old tunnel, known
as tho Tremont street subway, which
was the first to bo built in America,
will bo employed exclusively for the
socalled surface car traffic. With both
tunnels in uso tho downtown streets
wijl be practically relieved of all street
The new tunnel is 5,4570 feet long.
It is fireproof throughout. All the
steel construction is protected by con
crete from rust or fire. All tho doors
and ticket booths and escalator balus
trades aro cscascd in sheet bronze.
The telephone offices and package rooms
and electricians rooms have tiled walls
of masonry. Tho signs are of metal
and the seats and benches of cement.
Thero is not a bit of wood throughout
tho completely fireproof structure.
The tunnel was begun and finished
with no disturbance to the traffic overhead.
To insure again3t the cutting . off of
the current at any time and thereby
plunging the stations into darkness,
three different sources of supply are
arranged for, each independent of the
other, and all so arranged that should
the current be Bhut off from one source
it is instantly supplied from another
source automatically by an arrange
ment of the main switches.
The tunnel was built by the Boston
Transit commission and leased to the
Boston Elevated Railway company for
25 years from the beginning of its use.
It is built through that section of Bos
ton which contains the highest priced
land, with due regard for the best feas
ible grade and alignment with respect
to the narrowness and crookedness of
the streets. Its cost, together with
the cost of its approaches and equip
ment, is estimated atover $10,000,000.
WHITE MAN. UNSAFE.
Ex-Naval Official -Makes a Startling
Statement on Japan.
Ottawa. Ont., Nov. 23. "There is
no law for the white man in Japan.
The treaty made between Japan and
Great Britain counts for practically
nothing since' the time of the school
trouble in San Francisco."
This strong and amazing statement
was made by an ex-ofiicer of the Brit
ish royal navy, who has been employed
for some years as a civil engineer by
the Japanese government and who has
just passed through this city on his
way home to England.
The information which this gentle
man has to give with regard to the in
dignities and inconveniences that he
says are heaped upon white men in the
mikado s kingdom should prove a sur
prise to those who have been accus
tomed of late years, at least, to regard
the Japanese people as being possessed
of most friendly feelings toward the
people of Great Britain. According
to the information he is able to fur
nish at first hand, no white man is at
all safe in the owneiship of any prop
erty in Japan unless he becomes a nat
uralized citizen of that country.
BIG PLANT RESUMES.
Washington, Nov. 20. Arthur W,
Holmes has been appointed rural freo
delivery carrier on routo No. 1 at
Hugo Steel Works in Chicago to Re
Open in Full Blast.
Chicago, Nov. 23. All is joy in
South Chicago. The army of workers
in the big mills of the Illinois Steel
company is to have a real Christmas
Tho exuberant and unrestrained glee
and thankfulness wero caused by an
announcement today by officials of the
company, which employes a largo ma
jority of tho inhabitants, of the town,
that the shops would be running in full
blast by December 1. By that time it
is expected 12,000 men will bo work
ing in many departments of the im
About half of the workers in the
mills have been unemployed for more
than a year, since many of tho depart
ments shut down on account of scarcity
of orders for steel rails and other pro
ducts of tho company. Many of the
others employed since i. partial reonon-
ing last summer havo been working on
a short schedule.
The re-employment of thousands of
men means much also to the merchants
of the suburb.
Czar Nicholas Walks Abroad.
St. Petersburg, Nov. 23. Czar Nich
olas Saturday made his first appearance
afoot in the streets of his capital since
his coronation. Tho occasion was the
funeral of Grand Duko Alexis. The
czar, dreBsed in full uniform as an ad
miral of the Russian navy, walked im
mediately behind tho royal casket, no-
parently indifferent to danger. The
streets through which tho funeral cor
tege passed were lined with a double
file of troops.
Shots Fired by Servians.
Budapest, Nov. 23. The Austro
Hungarlan patrols on the Servian fron
tier aro being strengthened In conse
quonco of reports that Servian troops
recently fired across tho Danube at n
point near Zemedria on a party of Austrlans.
Thirty Dead and Scores Hurt by
SEVERAL TOWNS ARE DEMOLISHED
Two Twisters Sweep Path Over Four
Miles Wide Both Start at
Little Rock, Ark., Nov. 24. Two
tornadoes, one north and tho other
south bound, swept over West Arkan
sas yesterday afternoon destroying
many lives and much property. All
means of communication was cut off
and only indefinite reports have been
received from tho districts visited.
From theso reports it appears that at
least 30 lives were lost. Tho property
los3 will reach hundreds of thousands
One tornado started in the extreme
southwestern part of the state and
traveled northward following the sec
ond tier of counties from the western
boundary line. The other started in
the northwestern corner of the state
and went southward, to all indications
following the second and third tier of
The counties through which the tor
nado passed are Lafayette, Columbia,
Miller, Pike, Howard, Hempstead,
Montgomery, Yell, Pope, Johnson,
Franklin and Carroll.
According to advices received, tho
storm was at its height when it swept
through Piney, a German settlement
on the Iron Mountain railroad, be
tween Knoxville and London. Late
reports from Russellvillc with which
communication can be bad, are that
between 12 and 20 persons were killed.
Five lives are reported to have been
lost ten miles from Mulberry.
A report from Fort Smith states
that 25 lives were lo3t in towns outside
of Piney and Mulberry. This dispatch
declares that the destruction of the
town of Cravens was complete. Four
persons were killed, two were fatally
injured and eight were missing at that
The tornado, approaching from the
southwest, crossed the Arkansas river
several miles south of the settlement
of Piney and proceeded in a northeast
erly direction. It Bwept through the
towns of London, Wellerville, Jeshro,
Lodi, Lewisville, Paterson and Barry-
ville and outlying portions of Mulberry,
either completely wrecking or laying
waste the larger part of these places
and destroying timber . and crops
throughout the intermediate country.
Advices from Lewisville, in the
western portion of Lafayette county,
report the destruction of several build
ings. Considerable property damage
and injury of several persons are re
ported from Palmos.
In response to an appeal from Piney
for aid, a relief party, including three
physicians, left Knoxville, Ark., late
last night for that place.
Mikado Evidently Resolved to Over
look Nothing in China.
London, Nov. 24.-Japan is watch
ing closely the development of affairs
in China and is preparing for whatever
emergency the crisis may bring, ac
cording to advices received today by
the British foreign office.
Despite Japanese denials of inter
ference in Chinese affairs, there is
every indication that tho mikado is
keenly alive to the possibilities of the
Oriental situation and will not be
found unprepared in any event.
Chinese messages, reaching London
by way of Japan, say that Prince Chun
is splitting up the Chinese army and
appointing division commanders with
separate authority, as he fears to trust
to a consolidation of power under any
This is taken to mean that serious
disfTection exists in the ranks of the
army and gives color to the report that
a revolution is threatened.
Persia Denied Liberty.
Teheran, Nov. 24. Street fighting
between the liberals and reactionaries
is going on today in all parts of the
city as the result of the posting in the
mosques of the shah's proclamation
withdrawing the promise of a constitu
tion for Persia. The clashes are not
serious, but it is feared the unruly ele
ment in tho population will get beyond
control before nightfall. Many ar
rests havo already been made. Tho
liberals, on account of the failure of
the constitution, are in a belligerent
Framing Traction Merger.
Reno, Nev., Nov. 24. Prominent
capitalists of San Francisco are here
for the purpose of completing a merger
of the rapid transit holdings involving
$2,000,000. It is expected that an
announcement of tho plans will bo
made within the week. Tho proper
ties have been operated by tho Farm
ers & Merchants National bank and tho
Fleishackers. They aro tho Reno
Traction company, Interurban Railway
company, Reno Development company.
Colonel Zimmerman Dead.
Brazil, Ind., Nov. 24. Colonel W.
H. Zimmerman, aged 72, of this city,
Hied yesterday at Macon, Ga., on a
train while en routo homo from Flor-
i iuu, xie was coione or tno regiment
, in which President McKlnley enlisted
as a private and Issued the commission
I of lieutenant to tho young private.
""iing, in i-ebruary.