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W A S H IN G T O N
WILL MAINTAIN ORDER
Washington,Oct. 25.— General Miles,
major-general commanding the army,
has maiie his report to the secretary oi
war. General Miles says in part:
“ The army, although inadequate in
point of numbers, was never in a higher
T H K ADM INISTRATION SO ORDERS state of efficiency.
"T h e progress that has been made on
the Pacific coast in the establishment
Ht. M i c h a e l » * I n c l u d e d in t h e K e s e r v » * of modern batteries of artillery have
made it necessary to occupy new ground
t l o n C 'lv il A u t h o r i t i e s CJuable
and to adopt a new system of defense.”
to E n fo r c e th e Lawn.
Attention its invited to the report of
Chicago, Oct 22.— A special from General Merriam, commanding the de-
Waabington says: President McKinley partment of the Columbia, especially to
w ill issue an order placing a large dis the need of a larger garrison at the en
trict in Alaska, of which St. Michaels trance to the Columbia river, and to his
w ill be the center, under the control ol report on the condition and necessities
the military arm of the government. of the great territory of Alaska.
Bv this action the authorities be-
As all the other territories have been
lieve that the lawlessness feared as a occupied by military [lostsand measures
result of the rush of gold-seekers to the have been adopted for building military
great Northwest territory will be sup .oads, bridging rivers, and, in fact,
pressed. The proposed military dis Aiding and blocking out the way for
trict w ill be about 100 miles square.
occupation of the vast territories by
The determination to issue the order citizens, it is deemed but just and ad
was arrived at, it is said, at a cabinet visable t*\at the same liberal spirit
meeting. While no official reports ol should be manifested toward that great
anything but a peaceful condition have and important territory. He says:
readied the department, private com
“ As far as practicable it would, in
munications from responsible parties my opinion, be advisable to have its
have convinced the authorities that waters thoroughly examined by such of
something more was necessary than the naval force us could be used for that
civilian rule. The authorities say that purpose, and as military reconuoiter-
offenses committed within the bounda ing and exploring parties in past years
ries of the district, to be described by have been sent to the country to fur
the president in his order, w ill subject nish knowledge of its character, re
those responsible to the military, and sources and necessities, this, in my
prosecution by the civilian authorities judgment, should be continued on a
before whom they w ill be brought.
larger and more liberal scale.
The department is making an exam there is no confliot between the popula
ination of the geographical conditions tion, composed of some 20,000 Indians
of the country in the vicinity of the and the white explorers and settlers,
month of the Yukon, to obtain data yet, as the former are supplied with
that will enable it to prescribe exactly modern arms, they may become turbu
the boundaries of the proposed new lent and troublesome. Such has been
It is also desirable to the history of nearly all the tribes in
lim it the reservation to the smallest the other territories. Hence, it would
dimensions that will take in St. be hut reasonable to anticipate the
Michaels as a center, arid yet include necessity for a military force in that
the estuary of the Yukon, where the territory by the establishment of at least
lawless element might gather if ex three military posts to support the civil
eluded from the town itself.
authorities, to give protection to the
There will be little excuse for the white settlers, and to aid in maintain-
commission of lawless acts based on ! ing law in that remote section.”
¡starvation within the limits of the new
In the last 10 years much attention
reservation, for Secretary Alger Pun has been given to coast defenses, and
authorized the officer in command ol most beneficial results are apparent.
the troo|w at St. Michaels not only to Approximately, $26,000,000 has been
ifeed miners who may be in actual need, appropriated by the government, which
hut to ship them out of the country il is nearly one-third of what is required
they are unable to pay their own wav. to put the country in a safe condition
The w h i ' department also promise* of defense. Although the general de
to establish an army post on the Yukon lire of our people, he says, is to main-
river, but this will not bo done before | tain peace with all nations, and the
polioy of the government Is one of good-
, will and peaceful relations with all
NEW D IG G IN G S FO UN D .
. others, it would be more judicious to
provide defenses titan to remain in a
D i s c o v e r y In t h e N o r t h e r n T a r t o l
condition of iuseenrity and permit the
llrititth C o l u m b i » .
accumulated wealth of many genera
Victoria, B. C ., Oot. 22.— News hat tions to be destroyed or endangered oy
l>een received from Ominica, in the ttny f0reijgn power with which we are
northern part of this province, of the
to come in.contact. ”
discovery of n new und rich creek, and
j j e recommends fortification appro
v e remains of Walker, GUI, Hathaway ,>riuti„ns in the West as follows:
and Jim Robinaon, who went there -am D iego................................................. « 720,000
some nine years ago and lost their lives. | 9an Francisco.................................1,386,000
olum bia r iv e r ......................................... 605,000
An expedition was sent in headed by • C
Pu get sound...................
an Indian, who bad been thero several
He recommends strongly an increase
years before, but the second day the in the army of at least two additional
¡latter lost his bearings.
| regiments of artillery, saying that by
'Hugh Grunt, who was really the head December 81 a number of positions will
of the party, with what information he be armed in part or fully with modern
could gather from the Indian, managed, appliances of war, and that in these im
after a very hard trip, to find the creek.
portant positions there are no troops
'He found the remains and signs of stationed and none available for assign
Hathaway’s and Robinson’s work.
ment to the stations without taking
They prospected the ground, and found
them from stations where they are at
¡prospects sufficiently rich to induce present imperatively required.
them to stake off claim:; for all those
He Suggests the necessity of adding
interested. ¡Samples of the gold brought
four infantry regiments, and recom
back are the purest seen in British
mends that congress tix a standard of
Ureugth on a basis of the total popula
Grant and his partner intend to s|>end tion. This standard, be thinks, should
this winter on the new creek (which it be u maximum of one enlisted man to
was decided to name in honorai Hatha-
, _000 population, and the mini-
way and Kohinson).
Grant estimates m),m ^
Bol(,'ier ^ every 2 000 p ^ .
that he cun make from $8 to $6 per day
R o b h eri T h e ir B en efactor.
When the news of the discovery
Tacoma, Wash., Oct. 25.— Andrew
spread, word was sent to all the pros
pectors in the district who could he Norlin was held up last night near
¡reached, and an old-time rush ensued. Puyallup and robbed of $40. Norlin
A number of«clsiins have been staked had beeu working in Montana, and,
and recorded sinoe A ll who came back while in Spokane, met two men who
w ith samples seem well satisfied with were “ dead broke” and beating their
the prospects, and are going back in the way to the coast.
He had $75, and
took pity on thorn, paying their way on
freight trains. In repayment for all
his kindness, as soon as they got off the
train at Puyallup, they almost choked
O o t . r a m . n l 'i i l.o a . M a r B e a c h In to t h . , their benefactor to death, and took
T h o u a n n d ..
[ what money he had left.
Washington, Oct. 22.— Silver dollars a fairly good description of the robbers,
'•re missing from the treasury wliioh and the police have hopes of oapturing
may number thousands.
Roberts has employed ex|x>rts to count
L i f e on th e T rn ll.
piece by piece the $100,000,000 which
Chicago, Oct. 25.— A letter by C. J.
might to be in the vaults.
Gregory, formerly of Chicago, who left
Recently the coin was counted hy the here for Alaska in August, is a clear
weighing process, hut Roberts will not
portrayal of the hardships of the White
give a receipt to his predecessor, Mor
gan, until he knows the full extent of
“ There have be^n six suicides," he
the robbery, which he suspects has been writes, “ three hangings and eleven
carried on for some time.
killings, !>cs id os a number of deaths
During this oonnt a trusted employe from exposure. It costs $1 to get a let
was caught opening hags which contain ter through to Skaguay, and 10 oenta
$1,000 in silver, taking out as many as
to get it mailed. Prices here are very
he wished and making up the weight of
high. Flour at Lake Bennett brings
the extraoted silver with load. A t the
$60 a sack; bacon, $1 per pound: beans,
oonolusion of the count all of the bags $1 per pound; horseshoe nails bring 50
allowed the required weight.
cents apiece; a pair of shoes w ill bring
Upon the treasurer’ s suggestion some
iny price rou like or want to ask; over-
« f the hags were opened, and so much
illa, $6.” ________________
lead was discovered that a consultation
T r o o p « fo r In d ia .
was held and it was decided to employ
London, Oct. 25.— A Urge draft of
a foroe of 60 olerks to go over the
counting in detail. This task will con soldiers has been ordered to get ready
sume six months and w ill cost the gov to reinforoe eight British cavalry regi-
meuts now in India.
A " Q u i r t ” Mhop D y n i m l t i d .
G en eral N elson A . M ile s M a k e s H is A n
Part of Alaska to Be Placed
Under Military Rule.
Indianapolis, Oct. 22.— A “ quart”
shop at Greenwood, operated hy Patrick
Murphy, of th;s city, gave the villagers
much offense, and a charge of dynamite
was placed under the building aud the
structure and oontenta were scattered
Charles Stevens, a bar
tender, John Devoe'a partner, sleeping
in a rear room, was thrown into the
street and severely hnrL
The force of
the explosion broke every pane in ad-
' lining residences and aroused every
W ill Leave on the Bark Col
orado for Dawson City.
TO REACH THERE IN THE SPR ING
From P y ra m id H a rb o r the Jou rn ey W i l l
B e g in O v e r la n d —E x p e c t to S e ll F o o d
to th e S tarviu g M in er«.
T o llo w F i v i r «1 N o w O rlo n n «.
New Orleans, Oct. J5.— A 7 o’clock
SO new oases and five death« had been
o f B ritish
S a m a r a Kang«».
H a n d r a d M ile K c c n rd .
London, Oct. 21.— A t the
Palace, James, of Cardiff, and
of London, broke the world's
reconi for 100 miles, covering
tance in 8:26:00.
O n e S ta te o f l i r e M o v e d to T a ro a a a .
Olympia, Wash., Oot >1.— The office
o f the commiseoner of publio intsitu-
tions waa todav moved to Taooma. The
board of audit and control w ill con
tinue to hold sees ions in this city.
PREHISTORIC NEW MEXl
K x . n g . l l n » ’ . A c c o m p l i . . . F ru e d
the I i U o f F in ««.
Havana, Oct 21 .— General VVeyler
Simla, Oot. 22.— According to ad
vices from Fort Lockliardt, the tribes has ordered the release from the Is e
men having occupied Dargari ridge, of Pines, the Spanish penal settlement,
which commanded Chagru, on the Sa off the coast of Cuba, of 11 prisoners*
mara range. General Biggs sent the sec who were, it is allege.!, concerned in
ond division this morning to dislodge the uprising which resulted in the im-
them. The position was a very strong prisonment of Evangelina Cossio y Cis
one, on the summit of a precipitous neros, who recently escaped from the
hill, reached by a single path along Casa Recogidas, in this city, aud who
which the attacking force, consisting of is now in New York.
The release of Abram Sohas, Juan
the Guerka regulars and the Dorsetshire
regiment, was obliged to climb in In Esperto Torres, Jose Bestard Godoy
dian file, three batteries meanwhile and other political prisoners has been
also ordered by General Weyler.
shelling the ranges.
The Spanish general, Jiminiz Oastel-
The British suffered a temporary
check when they reached the open ' ianos, accompanied by his son, Lieu
space, and were excised to an accurate tenant Castellanos,
After a prolonged artillery fire, ! Aquilas, his aid de camp; 29 other
the Guerkas were reinforced by the officers and 70 sick soldiers, have ar
Gordon Highlanders. Then followed a rived here from Puerto Principe.
Three additional survivors of the
magnificent rush across the open space,
in the face of a murderous fusillade. wreck of the coasting steamer Triton,
The enemy stood their ground until the which went ashore between Dominica
British reached the rocks below, down and Muriel, on the coast of the prov
which the tribesmen could not see to ince of Pinar del Rio, on Saturday last,
tire, and they fled pell-mell.
Ttie have arrived here. The scene among
losses of the Guerkas and the High j the men, women and children, the sur-
I vivors state, was terrible. When the
landers were severe.
According to later advices, General | Triton foundered there were 230 per-
Biggs advanced at daybreak, by way of [ sons aboard, passengers and crew, and
Chagru Kotal, with Brigadier-General so far only 49 of this number have been
Kemster’ s brigade leading.
It was ^ heard f r o m . _________
nearly 10 o’clock when the enemy be
S t a r v e i l in H a v a n a .
gan a long-range fight.
New York, Oct. 21.— A speoeial from
mountain batteries massed on Chagru
Havana via Jacksonville says: W. H.
Kotal replied, while the Gordon High
Hughes, correspondent of Black and
landers pushed through to support the
White, of London, was found dead on
first line, firing volleys at long range.
the Prado in this city Thursday night.
The tribesmen reserved their fire until
He recently visited Pinar del Rio with
the Guerkas reached the zigzag path
a pass from the military governor. A
under the perpendicular cliff, where
party of Spanish guerrillas, however,
Major Jennings Bromley was killed on
maltreated and robbed him. Ragged
Monday in the fighting between the
and starving he eventually managed to
Biggs brigade and the insurgent tribes
Having lost his pass
men from Chagru.
port he could neither establish his iden
Three British companies crossed the
tity nor cable his friends. The British
zone of fire at a rush, sustaining heavy
oonsul was unable to assist him, and,
losses, while the remainder deployed to
being practically a stranger, he existed
the left to intercept a flank attack
on the streets until he was found by
threatened hy some 7,000 of the enemy
from that direction.
The Dorsetshire the police, starved to death.
Hughes earned considerable reputa
regiment attempted to support three
companies of Guerkas, but was kept tion as war correspondent both in West
back by the enemy, who remained cool, ern Afriua and Egypt. He was a son of
and reserved their fire until the British Surgeon Hughes, a retired officer of the
were well exposed.
Seattle, Oct. 21.— An expedition le;1
here today for Alaska which far sur
passes in magnitude and daring any of
the numerous Klondike expeditions
that have gone out of this city and
Sound ports since the rush North be
The expedition is composed of 50
men and 600 pack animals. They ex
pect to reach Dawson City on or about
January 1, with 200 tons of provisions,
which w ill be sold to the reported half-
starved miners at prices that w ill make
it worth the while of the promoters to
send in such an expensive expedition.
Colonel Nathan Smith, of British
Columbia, is bucking the enterprise,
having interested Eastern capital in
his daring scheme of bringing in food
to the miners, who w ill, if accounts
are true, be very much in need of some
thing to eat. John E. Cameron, also
of British Columbia, w ill go with the
party and superintend the work.
The main expedition will leave on
the old bark Colorado, the recent ad
dition to the fleet of the Washington &
vessel has been chartered for the trip
to Pyramid harbor, where the overland
journey begins. The Colorado will be
towed north by the tug Pioneer.
The steamer City of Seattle took
about 80 men, who are to go into Daw
son with the expedition. They w ill be
landed at Pyramid harbor with their
personal baggage und w ill there await
the arrival of the Colorado.
The Colorado’s cargo w ill consist of
500 cattle nnd horses and about 200
tons of provisions. It is on the latter
that the profits of the expedition, if
there are any, w ill be made. An es
pecially large quantity of smoked meats
A t 1 P. M. matters looked serious,
is being taken in, as well as other as the gun fire, though maintained hy
things of which there is a known a mountain battery from Fort Gulistan,
shortage at Dawson.
had failed to dislodge the enemy. Gen
From Pyramid harbor the expedition eral Kemster thereupon went forward
will follow the old Jack Dalton trail to in person, moving up the Gordon High
the Yukon river, which w ill be reached landers and the Third Sikh regiment
several hundred miles above Dawson. into the fighting line.
They exjiect to complete the journey on assault was then organized, and 2,000
the ice, and if all goes well to arrive at men, with fixed bayonets, stood wait
Dawson about January 1. They go ing for the order to advance.
prepared to spend the winter on the
Three minutes before the word of
snow fields if they find they cannot get command was given, General Keinster
to the river, and in case they have to telegraphed back instructions to the
do so will pusli on as early us possible artillery company to concentrate their
in the spring. Several hundred sleds forces. Eighteen pieces of artillery re
are now lieing made for the horses and sponded, and, under cover of this fire,
oxen. Special dog sleds have been or the leading company of the Highland-
dered from St. Paul. The expedition 1 era, amid perfect silence, rushed into
will start out with 60 large dogs, 800 ; ttie fire zone. Half of the men dropjied,
horses and 150 work oxen.
Several j but the remainder pushed gallantly on
members of the expedition, including until they reached the cover where the
Seattle horsemen, have been engaged Guerkas lay.
The rest of the force
for the past few weeks rounding up the streamed after them and the tribesmen,
large number of range horses necessary | seeing that most of the troops had
on Eastern Washington ranges. Small passed the fire zone, fled up the hill,
and hardened cuyuses, which are well and collected under cover of the cliffs.
adapted to the extreme cold of th e 1 The Highlanders and mixed regi
North, are lieing purchased. ‘ A mini
ments, after pausing a moment to take
her have already been corraled and the breath, again advanced to the assault
remainder w ill arrive in time to go lip and 20 minutes later the position waB
on the Colorado. The work oxen are won.
The ridge was stormed at 3
being purchased in the logging camps ; o’ clock. From noon until that hour,
on the Sound. Fully $150,000 w ill be the tribesmen, sheltered in the sugars,
the cost of the expedition complete and stood the bombardment, beating their
laid down at Dawson City.
drums, waving their standards, shout
There lias been a great deal of diffi ing defiance, and maintaining a hot fire
culty in finding men with nerve enough on the advancing soldiers.
to undertake the trip, which will pos
General Biggs will continue the ad
sibly cost them their lives. Smith will vance so as to hold the frontal hills and
only permit men of experience to go on push on to Kharappa, where lie will be
the ex|iedition, and has at last secured joined by Sir W illiam Lockhardt.
50 miners, cowboys, horse herders and
Throughout yesterday the tribesmen
mountaineers who are willing to tuke continued their work of building breast
the greatest possible risks.
works on the summit.
The men are not being offered for
tunes to cast their lot with the rest.
HUGE GAME PRESERVE.
They are guaranteed $50 a month for
their time between here and Dawson
City, and their provisions while on the A M i s s o u r i S p o r t i n g C l u b W i l l E s t a b l i s h
I t S h o rtly.
Their outfit is furnished by
SL Lonis, Oct. 22.— Deeds will be
The risks taken by this party are signed today completing the purchase
certainly very great, and there are of the last 780 acres of a tract of land
many old Yukoners who say there is in Iron county, Mo., that is designed
no possibility of their getting near to form one of the greatest game pre
Dawson. It is considered dangerous to serves in the United States. Pur
drive rattle across the Dalton trail in chases of land in 'he vicinity of Ironton,
midsummer, when there is plenty of Mo., have been preparing for several
grass and an open river at the end of months until there has at last been
the jonrney, instead of an impassable quietly bought enough land to serve
sheet of ice. The animals will have to the purpose indicated.
The purchaser is the Mountain and
carry their own feed as well as the
stock of provisions that are to pay for Lake Hunting ani Fishing Club, in
all this if they can be transported to cluding in its membership many well
Dawson. It is something that has known men in St. Louis.
never been attempted before, and the Lewis, ex-member of the city council,
fate of the expedition will be watched is vice-president, Charles Huff, secre
tary and John W. Peckington, treas
with great interest.
The Colorado was built in Boston in urer. The* tract selected for the pur
1864. She has since been rebuilt, and poses of the club is in the richest game
is 983 tons burden. The vessel will be portion of Missouri, in a valley sur
in charge of Captain E. S. Morine on rounded by the Ozark mountains.
The intention of the club is to pre
the northern trip.
sent the preserve to the state at the ex
r . n h u . n Must F my th« T a x .
piration of 60 years, provided the plans
Laramie. Wyo., Oot. 21.— C. T. of the club succse8fuUy carry out.
Wantlaud, land agent of the Union Pa W ithin 50 years it is believed by the
cific, says that purchaser« of land from club, the preserve w ill be the moat ex
the Union Pacific would not be com tensive and richest in game in the
pelled to stand good for all taxes after United States.
purchase was made, but a clause would
As soon as the papers are drawn np
be put in the deeds making purchaser« work will be commenced in anticipa
liable for any taxes that might be due tion of favorable action by the legisla
at the time of the transfer.
S u rv e y o f S *a l Is la n d ..
Washington, Oct. 25.— General Duf-
field, of the geodetio survey, has word
from the Pribyloff islands, under date
of September 6, which indicates that
the party engaged in the survey of the
seal islands, under the direction of hia
son, will complete their labors this
GEORGE M. PULLM AN DEAD.
P elec e-C a r
M a g n a te K xplrea
H e a r t D isease a t C h ica g o .
Chicago, Oct. 21.— George M. Pull
man, the palace-car magnate, died at
his residence. Eighteenth street and
Prairie avenue, this city, at 5 o’clock
this morning. Mr. Pullman, who was
in his 66th year, had not been enjoying
his usual good health during the sum
mer. The extreme heat of last week
j greatly aggravated his disease, known
to medical science as angina pectoris,
but no serious trouble was anticipated.
Mr. Pullamn was at his office in the
Pullman building yesterday, and dined
with his friends at his club. Later in
the evening he remarked having a slight
pain in the back. He retired at his
usual early hour.
A t 4 o’clock this morning his house
hold was awakened by a disturbance in
Mr. Pullman’s chamber, and, upon en
tering, found him standing in the cor
ner of the room, dazed and apparently
suffering excruciating pains in the re
gion of the heart.
Rev. H. M. Eaton, who was visiting
Mr. Pullman, called Dr. Frank B ill
ings, the family physician. Restora
tives were applied, but to no purpose,
and at 5 o’ clock the millionaire passed
away without speaking, and with
scarcely a struggle.
T errib le
E f fe c t s o f an E x p l o s i o n
Y o u n g s te r 's C lothes.
Springfield, Mo.,Oct. 21.— Raymond,
the 12-year-old son of A D. Allen, j
stenographer in the oircuit court, went
to school this morning, carrying a por
tion of a stick of dynamite.
plosive, which the boy had found in a
stone quarry, was in his pocket with a
knife, top, marbles and a quantity of
other things common to a boy’s pockets.
In getting into his seat, the boy hanged
his dangerous collection of old junk
against the desk, causing an explosion
Which w ill probably cost him his life,
and which was heard for several blocks.
The child’s right hand was blown off
and in his right groin a terrible wound
was inflicted, from which the snrgeoni
say he cannot recover.
Miss Mack, was close by, and had her
dres, torn into shreds, hut she was not
hurt. I he explosion caused a panic
among the other children, and several
were hurt in trying to get out of the
K i l l e d b y an U n k n o w n M an.
Bakersfield. Cal., Oct. 21.__.1. C.
Mavis, a well-known baiherof thiscity,
was assassinate.! last night by some un
The weapon used was a
pistol, tired at close range, the hall en
tering the left cheekbone. The pockets
were pulled out a little, as if rifled.
His watch was not taken and the pistol
he carried was still in his pocket.
M od ern D is c o v e ry P r o v e s a Cele’
Mesa W us F o r m e r ly luhubi
Some measure of the romantic
est which originally clung to it „
restored to the famous Mesa Ene»n
If, as Prof. F. W. Hodge, of the 8
sonlan Institution, now reports
of human habitation have been f
on thut hlMiorlc rock. A few weeks
Prof. William Llbbey, who manag
scale the tableland, carni- back wltk
reiiort that there were no evld-
that human foot had ever trod u
His successor was more suc-
however, aud claims to have disco
ed fragments o f i>ottery, arrows,
bracelets, stone axes aud other i
taknble proofs o f the truth of the
dltiou that the metili was once
stronghold o f a people descended
This discovery, if correctly repor
liears out the truth o f some very
traditions respecting the Acoma
other Indians formerly living in
Mexico. In 1540 Frnnclsco Vasq
Coronado, who went Into this terrlt
u | k > ii wlmt Is known as the “ Coron
expedition,” sent back some very in
estlng rejiortB as to the manners
customs of the natives whom he tz
In Acoma. Pedro de Castenada.
was a member o f the expedition,
ally describes just such an inacce
tableland known ns the Mesa Euc
tada, a tableland known then as
co. This mesa held a village of at
200, whose Inhabitants “ were robt
feared by the whole country ro
ubout. The village was very strong
cause It wus out o f reach, having st
sides In every direction, and so h
that It was a very good musket t'
could throw a ball so high.” A sin
entrance hy a stairway led to n po
where the explorers “ had to go up
menus of boles In the rock, In w'
they put the points o f their feet
Ing on at the some time by their ban
At the top was space enough for i
fields aud for large cisterns for the
lection of water.” This account Is ■
stuntlully corroliorated by other
tiers of the expedition and by Alv
ado, a captain under Coronado. AD i
reiiorts of the expedition, which
place during the years 1540, 1541 i
1542, agree In describing the Inbat
ants of the rock as a people dwelll
in a state of semi-civilization and
joying their alisolute immunity
attack on any side.
The documents In which these i
tlves are authenticated were carefu
Investigutated by Prof. George Par'
Wlnshlp, of Harvard University,
first published in complete form by t
Smithsonian bureau of ethnology
1803. I f Prof. Hodge has found tra:
of life on the celebrated mesa, his i
covery will tend to prove not only I
authenticity of the Spanish reports, !
of the Indian traditions as to the p
historic life which existed In the sou"
west of this country long before t
Slumlords first began the conquest
American soil.—Chicago Record.
T h e B r it is h
P a r lia m e n t.
The Parliament of Great Britain, tf
supreme legislative body of the Britt
empire. Is summoned by a writ of !
sovereign, issued out of chancery
least thirty-five days previous to f
time of meeting. I f a vacancy occo
In the Commons while In session a ■
of election is issued upon motion in t"
House; If during a recess, at the 1
stance of the Speaker. During rece
years It has become customary f
Parliament to meet In an annual sc
sion, extending from about the ml<L
of February to about the end of A
gust. Every annual session Is ended '
a prorogation; a Parliament is ck
with a dissolution, the average life
Victoria’s Parliaments being abo
three aud a half years. The dissoluti-
of Parliament may occur at any
by the will of the sovereign, and a ne
election must then be held. Seren yea
constitute the statutory limit of a Pa
liamcnit'8 life, but no Parliament
In the present century lasted so Ion
The members of the Commons’ are a
elected for one Parliament and reccl
no salary. The members o f the Hon
of I/ords are divided Into five cla
the peers holding their seats (l)
hereditary right; (2) by creation of t-
sovereign; (3) by virtue of office, as 1
the case of the English bishops; <41
e.ection for life, as In the case of t
Irish peers; (5) by election for the dur
tion of one Parliament, as In the
oi the Scottish peers. In 1896 the u_
per house had 575 names on its roils:
the same year the House of Cornino
New In stillm en t o f Wer.
An Austrian newspaper annonn
thnt Mauser, the well-known mamifa
turer of fire-arms and the Inventor
the mitrailleuse which bears hie nas
has Just Invented a new mitraillée
which loads and discharges Itself aut.
math-ally. There are three models
this, and experiments with them «■
sad to have been highly success!"
The ,6-callber permits a fire of slxt
or seventy shots to the minute; t-
•lO-caliber, a fire of eighty shots to tb
minute. aud the . 20 -caliber, s fi<"e
ninety shots. The . 10 -caliber mitra.
'.ensp can easily be carried and or
rated by a single artilleryman.
I'oisimpd by Yardigris.
Genoa, Oct. 21.— Four hundred emi-
gants on board the Italian steamer
Agordat, have l>een poisoned hy verdi-
gi is, which ha I becom? attached to ves
sels in which their tool was cooked.
Di tn’t Mean It.
It is expected many sufferers w ill lose
The reconstructed Grand Central d
ther.- lives as a result of this acciden.
pot in New York will -ontain the 1*>
est railroad waiting-room In the wor.
In .p o rte d M are I.la a d Y ard.
T r a m p s B u r n e d ¿o M e a t h
Resides, there will be s m o k in g -r o c -
( larkfield, Minn., Oct
Mare Island, Cal., Oot. 22.— The
for men and parlors for women, !
commander of the Frenob ship Dngue Tues rav morning, a large barn bi-long- highly decorated and ahead of L
Trien and some of his officers today ing io Kobert Berg, near Ganiev Falls times. The floor space will be doub..
pawl a visit to Mare Island navy-yanl this county, was destroyed by fire, Vo- to accommodate the 1 1 . 476.000
on the tug Umatilla.
The party was day. the temains of four human beings who annually use the station. 0 “
entertained at luncheon by Admiral we.e found in the .lehris, but so badly upon s time a Vanderbilt said, “J
Kirkland, oommandant of the navy- buri ed ,h „ they fe„
publlg be ----but he really did*
yard, and a number of officers of the distnrlied. T e victims are supposed mean It.—Pittsburg Dispatch.
ship« stationed here were invited to
meet them. After luncheon, the party
It U. the struggle to keep np A
inspected the navy-yard, and returned
Thirty millions of wooden spoons uncea »*--1 keeps a great many
to the city on the Umatilla.
are manutacti.red in Ku-sia every yea,. dowa.