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,lt's a Cold Day When We Get Left.
NO. 16.
Happenings Both at Home
and Abroad:
Interesting Collection of Items From
Many l'laces Called From the Free
Report of the Current Week.
General Shatter aaya the surrender of
Santiago was a great surprise to him.
Retribution is not quite complete.
The Cuban commissioners will make
an attempt while in Havana to ferret
out the persons who destroyed the
Maine. '
Orders have been issued ty the war
department that all the regular army
regiments now at .- Montauk, . which
were started previously east of the Mis
sissippi river, shall return to the same
A semi-official note fiom Berlin says
that peace having been re-established
between the United States and Spain,
orders have been given that the German
naval force at Manila be at oiico reduced
to one Or two ships.
A report is our rent in London that
Great Britain and Germany have signed
a treaty of alliance for Germany's sup
port in Egypt. England will recog
nize Germany's claim to Syria as an
outlet for her surplus population.
Reliable information has ;boen ob
: tained by the Associated Press to the
effect that Russia intends to convene
the international peace conference at
St. Petersburg one month after the ad
journment of the Spanish-American
peace conference at Paris. .
Tho monthly statement of the publio
. debt, shows that August 31, the public
debt loss cash in . the treasury, was
$1,012,470,717, which is a decrease for
the month of $34,789,711. This de
crease is accounted for by a correspond
ing increase in the cash on hand, due
to the reocipts from the war loan. :
The Chicago Tribuue prints statistics
showing the number of soldiers who
have been killed in buttle and have
died of diseases in camp during the war
with Spain. While 850 officers and
men have been killed in - battle or died
of wounds received, there have died of
disease in camp between 1,200 and
2,000 volunteers and regulars. ; .
A Madrid dippatch Bays: All Cata
Ionia protests against the continuance
of the speoial war taxes, and insists
- upon their immediate repeal, threaten
ing to close all the factories if the de
mand is not complied with. The lower
classes are deoply and perhaps danger-
' ously impressed by the ghastly appoar
ance of the repatriated soldiers from
Santiago de Cuba.
Lighthouses in Southern Philippines
have been re-established.
'; . Foreign vessels will be allowed to
, enter the ports of Hawaii as usual,
. pending revision of the United States
laws. . ., .. , .'. .
. , Schley and Gordon,- commissioners
to settle the conditions for the Spanish
evacuation of Porto Rioo, have sailed
for San Juan. ' .,
, ' Being out of work and without means
', to support his family, a Chicago drug
clerk turned highwayman, and in at
'' tempting to rob a saloon was foroed to
. shoot the proprietor.
' '. Several vessels of the "Mosquito''
, fleet are useless. The board of survey
; has found upon examination that their
? maohinery and boilers are badly worn
' And will .make a report condemning
them. j.,, ; ' 1 . '
The annual session of the National
" Irrigation Congress opened at ' Chey
, enne Thursday. Ex-Senator Carr, the
president, delivered the ; annual, ad
k dress, urging the necessity for extend
ing irrigation facilities. ;
. Eight lives were lost and considers-
ble damage wrought by the Georgia
sfstorm, which was more serious than
''-first reported. Lieutenant Morgan and
' a crew of six were drowned by the up
Betting of a yawl off Tybee island.
The mate of an Italian ship lost his life.
The American ship Baring Brothers,
from New York, has been burned in
the harbor of Kobe. ' About 8,000 tons
of matting was also destroyed. : It is
intimated that the fire was of incendiary
"origin. When the' vessel arrived at
Kobe from Yokohama six of the crew
, were in irons. Four were afterward
liberated. ; . 'V, . ,v . , .- -. V .
Orders have been , received in An
napolis from the : president directing
Cervera to make arrangements to pro
ceed with his officers and men back to
Spain immediately, in accordance with
instructions issued . by the . Spanish
ministers of marine. The officers were
very enthiiBiastic when they received
the news. -.'
A passenger train on the New York,
. Ontario & Western railroad, was
' wreoked at Ingalls, near Saratoga. The
wreok was doubtless due to the dastard
ly work of tramps, who threw open the
switch at which the train was wreoked.
The dead are: Engineer B. C. Dowd,
of Oswego; Fireman William Hall, of
Norwich; Brakeman A. L. Osborne, of
Walton. Eight were iuiured.
Memphis, Tenn., baa been quaran
Governor Lord has issued a proc
lamation, calling the Oregon legislature
is extra session September 20.
The steamer Lewiston ran, ashore
while carrying sick soldiers from Mon
tauk Point to Boston, and it is feared
many men will die as a -result of the
v A alight clash has occurred at Daw
son. United States Consul MoCook
was compelled 'by a Canadian officer to
remove the Stars and Stripes from the
Alaska Commercial Company's store.
The United States gunboat Benning
ton has , been ordered to Pango-Pango
bay, Samoa, aooording to Mare island
reports, to make a survey for a coaling
station. Upon finishing the survey she
will proceed to Manila and relieve the
Concord, whioh will come to Mare
island and go on drydock, the English
dooka not being available.
" There A has beeri another aeries of
fatalities in the Austrian Alps. One
case, that of a newly married couple,
was particularly sad. The bride lost
her footing and fell; the rope broke,
and she went to destruction. ' The hus
band deliberately threw himself ' after
her, and was killed. A gentleman who
visited the spot two days later lost his
balanoeand fell, being killed instantly.
A Havana dispatch says: Senor Fer
nandez de Castrazo has directed a dis
patch to the mayors ot the provincial
towns, instructing them, in order to
avoid mistakes, to "oorreet the igno
rance regarding the origin of the relief
supplies now being sent into the in
terior from Havana," and to take steps
to inform every inhabitant that the
supplies are "bought, paid for and dis
tributed by the colonial government,
unaided by any foreign help or sub
scription." The whaling fleet has been lost in
Northern waters. At least three and
probably eight vessels were caught and
orushed in the ice above Point Barrow.
No news of tlie crews has been re
ceived, but the general belief, however,
is that no lives were lost. The Belvi
dere got out. The Wanderer is also
said to have reached Herschel island.
The vessels lost, therefore, were the
Newport, Fearless, Jeannie, Belana,
Grampus, Beloga, Norwhal and Mary
D. Hume.
It has been decided to abandon Camp
Wikoff within the next three weeks.
James Wilson, "King of Tramps,"
has been commended for his bravery at
Fifty deaths and over one hundred
prostrations is the result of one hot day
in New York. t ; ;
John Hills, a well-to-do New York
ice dealer, his wife and his sister-in-law,
Mary Conlin, have been poisoned
by whisky sent through the mail. ' .
Private letters from our consuls
abroad indicate that the Philippines
must be retained if the United States
desires to maintain its position in the
world of nations.
The Iowa met with an accident in the
Brooklyn navy-yard dock. The engine
rooms are said to have been partly
flooded during the process of floating
the big battle-ship.
. The Frenoh minister of war, M.
Cavaignac, has resigned. The resigna
tion is due to a disagreement with his
colleagues, who desire a revision of the
Dreyfus case.' ThuB a "revision of the
oase seems assured. . ' " ' .
Oriental advices say that the recent
assaulting of an American missionary
in the Sorachi distriot, Japan, is caus
ing considerable excitement, especial
ly since the new treaties will spread
foreign residents all through the in
terior. ' r , ;
More aoldiers- are soon' to leave for
Honolulu. General Miller says three
regiments will sail from San Francisco
within a month. The First Tennessee,
Fifty-first Iowa and Twentieth Kansas
re the lucky men The 6th and 7th
California and California heay artil
lery are to be mustered out.
',- Aooording to native Japanses papers,
received in Seattle on the Kinshu Maru,
Marquis Ito's visit to China is liable to
result in his changing lesidenoe. ' It is
said, that he has been offered a princely
salary to become general adviser to the
emperor. . ; . , '
Spanish soldiers have demanded their
pay, and they object to leaving Cuba
without it. . , Posters exhorting the
troops to refuse to leave Havana unless
the money is first forthcoming, were
circulated in Havana. ' The prevailing
sentiment is one ' of animosity toward
Madrid. . . .
A Madrid dispatch says: General
Jademes, ad interim governor of the
Philippines, replying to : the govern
ment's request for information as to the
true situation of affairs in the archi
pelago, reports that to resume establish
ment of Spanish sovereignty over the
islands would require a fleet and end
less quantities of material.
At least $1,000,000 prize money will
be distributed among American sailors
as a result of the war with Spain.
Roar Admiral Sampson of the North
Atlantio squadron will receive $40,000,
Dewey and his men are to receive $187,-"
500 head money. Appropriations lor
the purpose will likely be made at the
next session of congress.
Train Dashes Into a Trolley
Car at Cohoes, New York.
Several Seriously Injured Happy Pick
nlckerS Suddenly Hurled Into Eter
nity Accident Occurred at a Grade.
Cohoes, N. Y., Sept. 7. An appall
log disaster occurred in this city to
night. Shortly before 8 o'clock a trolley-oar
of the Troy City Railway Com
pany was struck by the night-boat
speoial of the Delaware & Hudson at a
crossing at the west end of the Hudson
river bridge, which conneots the city
with Lansingburg, and its load of
human freight was hurled into the air.
Eighteen of the 85 passengers are dead,
and at least 10 of the remainder will
die. . , - ;
The oars entering the oity from Lan
singburg were crowded with passengers
from a pionio at Renhsaelaer's Park, a
pleasure resort near Troy. It was car
No. 192 of the Troy City railway that
met with disaster.- It came over the
bridge about 7:30 o'clock laden with a
merry party of people, fresh from the
enjoyment of the day.
The crossing whore the accident oc
curred is at a grade. Four tracks of
the Delaware & Hudson River railroad,
whioh runs north and south at . this
point, cross the two tracks of the trol
ley road. It was the hour when the
New York boat special, a train which
runs south and connects ;with the New
York city boat at Albany, was due to
pass that point. Tracks of the street
lines run at a grade from the bridge to
the point where the disaster took place.
In consequence of this fact, and a fre
quent passage of trains, it has been the
rule for each motor-car conductor to
stop his car and go forward to observe
the railroad tracks and signal his car to
proceed if no trains are in sight. It
cannot be ascertained whether that rule
was complied with on .this occasion, for
all events prior to the orash are foi got
ten by those who were involved.
The motoi car was struck directly in
the center by the engine of the train,
which -was going at a high rate of
speed. . The acoident came without the
slightest, warning. The car was upon
the tracks before the train loomed in
Sight, and no power on earth could have
saved it. The motoiman evidently saw
the train approaching as he reached
the track, and opened his controller,
but in vain. .. With a crash that was
heard for blocks the engine struck into
the lighter vehicle. .The effect was
horrible. The motor car parted in two,
-both seotions being hurled into the air
in splinters. The mass of humanity,
for the car was orowded to overflowing,
was torn.and mangled., ' Those in the
front of the car met With the worst
fate. The force of the collision was
there experienced to the greatest de
gree, and every human being in that
section was killed. The scene was hor
rible. Bodies bad been hurled into
the air, and their headless and limbless
trunks were found, in some Cases, 60
feet from the crossing. ,
The pilot of the engine was smashed,
and amid its wreckage were the maimed
corpses of two women. The passengers
of the train suffered no injury, except
a shock. The majority of the pasaen-.
gera on the . trolley-car,, were... young
people, They included ...many women.
The train of the D. & H. R. R. a'oci
dent proceeded to Troy. . The enigneor
stated that he did not see the car until
he wa8 upon it. He tried to prevent
hia train from striking the car, but his
efforts were fruitless. : His. train was
going at a very high rate of speed at.the
time. He was some minutes late, hnd
was trying to make up lost time. ; In
consequence of the caution takeii by
the trolley road to ascertain if .the
tracks were clear at this orossing, the
engineers of trains have always felt
safe in running by at a high rate of
speed. ' .......... j . .
' The Engineer says that "the first he
knew that thecal was coming was when
it hove in sight at the corner of the
street, at which the crossing is situated.
He was but a short distance from the
car at the time. It was utterly impos
sible to bring the train to a standstill.
He thinks that the motormah, when he
saw the train was upon him, tried to
get beyond the danger line. The grade
of this crosaing and the speed at which
liia car was going also made it impossi
ble for him to atop before reaching the
tracka. It waa the front end of hia car
that was caught and crushed,, and he
was killed outright.
The following bodies were identified:
Archie Campeau, James Temple, Ed
wardBainpy, Mrs. John- Craven, Miss1
Kittie Craven, Mrs. John W. Sutcliffe,
Joseph Sense, Nellie Swett, 15 years of
age, Mrs. Eliza McElroy, Mrs. Jamea
Taylor, Miaa Winnie Craven, Jamea
Linez, Mrs. Ellon Scaw and John Tim
mina. Drowned In Lake Erie. '
Buffalo, N. Y. , Sept. 7. Frank anil
John Mane, 16 and 17 yeara old, re
spectively, and Geo. Grass, 14 yeara
old, wore drowned while bathing in
Lake Erie. There waa a heavy sea on
and the boys were oa light by a receding
wave and carried into deep water.
Holland's Tonne Sovereign's Enthmi
: aatio Greeting.
Amsterdam, Sept. 7.: Queen Wil-
helmina arrived at the railway depot
in Amsterdam at 2 o'clock, and was en
thusiastically received. The burgo
master delivered an address of ' wel
come, to which her majesty replied:
"For a long time pasf I have been
looking forward to this moment, whioh
is the most' solemn of my lite." . .'
, The queen briefly addressed the va
rious crowds assembled to welcome her
The burgomaater'8 daughter presented
her majesty with bouqueta ' of orange
flowera tied with native ribbona. The
entire court, in carriages, participated
in the procession to the palace. ' A
guard of honor, composed, of generals,
escorted the royal carriage. ",'
After the burgomaster had delivered
a speech of welcome, the queen droye
to the ' Damplatz. The uniformed
guards lined the entire route, and kept
back the 'throngs. : A-fter Burgomaster
Vandenhoven, governor of the province
of Northern Holland, had offered the
province'a homage, in the course of his
speech referring to 'the 'ties that for
more than three centuries had bound
the provincea and house of Orange, the
queen replied: ', ;
"I am glad that .this day haa ar
rived." .
Six houra before the queen arrived,
200 000 people - had assembled in the
streets and around the palace. Her
majesty appeared at 2:30 o'clock, P.
M., preceded by 80 divisions, including
representatives of the army and navy,
governmental and municipal offloials,
and princes from Holland'a East Indian
colonies, who came here expressly to
witness the enthroning of the young
The royal coach wa8 of white, orna
inented with gold and drawn by eight
black horsea.. Queen Wilhelmina, who
looked pale and tired, bowed and waved
her handkerchief oontinually. In front
of the palace, the army and navy were
drawn up in the form of a great square.
The coach passed along the four Bides
of .the square before drawing up at the
entrance to the palace.
A few minutes later Queen Wil
helmina appeared upon the balcony and
bowed repeatedly to the 00,000 people
who approached the palace waving
handkerchiefs, hata and flags.
Meanwhile many bands were playing
national airs, chimes of bells were ring
ing and steam whistles shrieking theii
sal utea to the young sovereign.
Mlsgissippi Men Fight to the Death,
, Showing Poor Mark sinaughip. '
New Orleans. Sept. 7. A special
Irom Meridian, Miaa., says: The most
desperate duel in the hiBtory of Merid
ian occurred this morning beween Jim
Finner and Aleok Webb, his son-in-law.
Both emptied two revolvers. Webb re
treated into a jewelry store, followed by
Finner, still shooting. The daugLter
of Finner attempted to kill the officer
who went in to arrest the men. A fu
sillade passed between Finner and his
daughter and Webb and his daughtera
in the store. Webb was shot three
times. He will die. Finner waa hit
three times before he was killed by
Citizen Burgess. Webb, three weeks
ago, was shot by Finner; who waylaid
him, and this morning ended the trag
edy. Webb married Finner'a daughter,
and bad blood has sinoe existed.
. Strikes at Manila. .
Manila, Sept. 7. There have been
several labor strikes here, the demand
being for excessive wages. Because the
American authorities in the early exi
gencies of the situation agreed to ex
travagant demanda of the laborera, it
haa been difficult to return to an equi
table basis. One of these strikes caused
the suspension of traffic on the tram
ways of Manila for three daya. i
Copiea of the new tariff have been
circulated here, but it has not yet been
enforced. Pending the reoeipt of in
structions from Washington, it is esti
mated that under the American tariff
there will be an average reduotion of
one-third, as compared with that of
Spain. An insurgent newspaper print
ed in the Spanish language appeared
here today.
British FUg Flying.
London, Sept. 7. The war office re
ceived this evening the following dia
patoh, dated at Omdurman yesterday,
from General Sir Herbert Kitchener:
"This morning the British and Egyp
tian flags were hoisted with due cere
mony upon the wails of the palace in
Khartoum., All the British wounded
have left for Abaci iu in barges towed by
steamers. ' I saw them before leaving.
They were all doing well and were com
fortable. The cavalry sent in pursuit
of the khalifa were compelled to aban
don the attempt, owing to the exhaus
tion of the horses, but I have ordered
the camel squads to continue the pur
suit." v- : . J:',:.,;-:-'
Two British Officers and S3 Men Killed
London, Sept. 7. The' official hat
gives the number of British offioers
killeu in the capture of Omdurman aa
two, while. 13 were wounded. Of the
men, 28 were killed and 99 wounded.
The losae8 austained by the Egyptian
offioers were . one killed and eight
wounded; men, 20 killed, 221 wounded.
Dispa tones from Omdurman relate that
a ' newspaper correspondent named
Howard, who waa afterwarda killed,
participated in the gallant charge of
the Twenty-first Lancers.
Taking of Omdurman by
- ; the British.
Massed Tribes Unable to Withstand the
Withering Fire of Modern Ordnance
. Gallant Charge of the British.
Omdurman, Opposite Khartoum on
the Nile, Nubia; Sept. 6. The sirdar,
General Herbert Kitchener, with the
khalifa's black standard captured dur
ing the battle, entered Omdurman, the
capital of Mahdiam at 4 o'clock this
afternoon, at the head, of the Anglo
Egyptian column, after complctely
routing the dervishes and dealing a
death blow to Mahdim. ' Roughly, our
losses were 200, while thqusands of the
dervishes were killed and wounded.
Last night the Ang'o-Egyptian army
encamped at Agaiza, eight miles from
Omdurman. The dervishes were three
milea distant. At.dawri today,
the oavalry patrolling toward Omdur
man discovered the enemy advancing
to the attack' in battle array, chanting
war songs. . Their front consisted of in
fantry and oavalry, stretohed out for
three or four miles. Countless banners
fluttered over their masses,, and the
copper and brass drums resounded
through the ranka of the savage war
riors, who " advanoed unswervingly,
with all their old-time ardor. Our
infantry formed up outside the oamp.
At 7:20 A. M. the enemy crowded
the ridges above the camp and ad
vanced steadily in enveloping forma
tion. At 7:40 our artillery opened tire,
which was answered by the, dervish
riflemen. Their attack' developed on
our left, and in accordance with their
traditional tactios, they swept down
the hillside, with the design of rushing
our flank. But the withering fire
maintained for 15 minutes by all our
line frustrated the attempt, and the
dervishes, balked, swept toward pur
center, upon whioh they concentrated a
fierce attack. ''-' -'
A large force of horsemen, trying to
faoe a continuous hall of bullets from
the Cameron Highlanders, the Lincoln
shire regiment and. the Soudanese, was
literally awept away, leading to the
withdrawal of the entire body, whose
dead atrewed the field. .
The bravery of the dervishes can
hardly be overestimated." Those who
carried the flags struggled to within
100 yards of our fighting line, ".'"
When the dervishes withdrew behjnd
tho ridge in front of their camp, the
whole force marched in echelon of bat
talions toward Omdurman. ...
As our troopa surmounted the orest
adjoining the Nile, the Soudanese on
pur right, dame into contact with the
Remick, who had reformed under cover
of a rocky eminence, and had marched
beneath the bluck standard of the kha
lifa in Older to make a supieme effort
to retrieve the fortunes of the day. 'A
mass 15,000 strong bore down on the
General Kitchener swung round the
center and left of the Soudanese and
seized the rocky eminence, and , the
Egyptians, hitherto in reserve, joined
the firing line in . 10 minutes, and be
fore the dervishes could drive their at
tack home. The flower of the khalifa's
army was caught in a depression and
within a zone of withering oroea-fire
from three brigades, with the attendant
artillery. The devoted Mahdia atrove
heroically to make headway, but every
rush was stopped,- while their main
body waa literally mown down by a aus
tained cross-fire. ! ''"
.' Defiantly the dervishes planted their
standards and died beside them. Their
dense masses gradually melted to com
panies, and the oompanies to driblets
beneath the leaden hail. -, Finally they
broke and fled, leaving the field white
with Jibbah-clad corpses, like a snow
drift dotted spot. .
At 11:15 the sirdar ordered an ad
vance and our whole ,for.ce, in line,
drove the scattered, remnants into the
desert to Omdurman. - ,
Among the chief incidents of the bat
tle waa a brilliant charge by the
Twenty-first Lancers.under Lieutenant
Colonel Mai tin. Galloping down on a
detached body of the enemy, they found
the dervish swordsmen massed behind,
and were forced to charge home against
appalling odds. . The lan 3ers hacked
through the mass, rallied and kept the
dervish horde at bay. Lieutenant
Grenfelt, nephew of General Sir Francia
Grenfelt, waa killed, four other officers
were vounded, 21 men were killed and
20 wounded. ' ' ' -.!" '' -, '
The Egyptian ' oavalry were in olose
fighting throughout with the Baggara
horsemen. For' a : short period the
enemy captured and held a gun, but it
was brilliantly retaken; -j i : ,
The heroic bravery of the dervishes
evoked ' universal admiration. Time
after time their dispersed and broken
forcea reformed and hurled themselves
upon the Anglo-Egyptians, their emira
conspicuously leading and. spurning
death. ; , Even when wounded and in
death agoniesthey raised themselves to
fire a last shot.'; : " - '
Among " the wounded is ' Colonel;
Rhodes, the correspondent of the Lon
don Times,' and a brother of Ceoil
Rhodes. '
Cheered the Sick , Heroes of the San
tlago Campaign.
' Camp 'Wikoff, Montauk Point, N.
Y., Sept. 6. -President McKinley spent
five hours In the camp today, "bare
headed rndfet of the time, visiting the
sick in the hospitals and inspecting
the well in their . cantonmenta. He
made a speech . to the assembled in
fantrymen, reviewed the cavalrymen,
expressed hia opinion of the camp to
the reportera, and issued an order di-
recting the regiments to return to
their stations east of the Mississippi.
With the president were Vice-Presi-.
dent Hobart, Secretary of War Alger,
Attorney-General Grigga, Senator Red
field Proctor, Brigadier-General, Egan,
commissary of tire army; General Lud
ington, quartermaster of the army;
Colonel Henry Heoker, and Secretaries
to the President Porter and Cortelyou.
The ladies of the party were Mrs. Al
ger and Miss Hecker, a daughter of
Colonel Hecker. i
General Wheeler, - hia. staff, and
nearly every officer of - prominenoe in
the camp met the president at the sta
tion, except General Shatter, who is'
still in bed, and General Young, who '
fell and broke hia arm last night.
After greetings and introductions on
the railway platform, the piesident
took General Wheeler's arm and went '
to a carriage.
Colonel Theodore Rooaevelt, of the
rough riders, waa among a group of
horsemen nearby. . Mr. McKinley saw
him and got out of the carriage to
speak to him. '. Colonel Roosevelt has
tily dismounted and tusseled with a
gauntlet for 15 seconds, so that ' un
gloved he might shake hands. ,
The column of carriages wound up a
hill, escorted by the Third cavalry reg
iment, and the mounted band of the.
Sixth cavalry. The party paused a
moment on the hill, and the president
looked out on the wide, undulating
oamp, water bounding each aide and
whitened on the levels and hilltops by
the tents of 18,000 men, laid out in
geometric lines. -
Mr. MoKinley ' drova to General
Shafter's tent in the detention camp.
The general, ' who was flushed . and
weak from a mild . case of malarial
fever, was in full unfiOrm, sitting in a
ohair at the door of the tent. He tried .
to rise, buj; President McKinley said:
"Stay where you are, general; you ,
are entitlted to rest."
' The president congratulated General
Shatter on the Santiago victory, and
after a few minutes' rest, proceeded to
the general hospital. .. The soldiers re
cently arrived on the : transporta and ;
detained in the - detention aection of
the camp lined up irregularly on each
aide of the road and cheered. The
president took off his straw hat then,
and scarcely more than put it on for
more than a minute or two at a time
during the remainder of his progresa
through the camp.
Miaa Wheeler, a daughter of the gen
eral, happened to be in the first row of
the hospital tenta, and ahe ahowed the
president through her division. .
General Wheeler announced in each
ward: "Boys, the president haa come
to aee you;" or, "Soldiera, the preai- ;
dent of the United States. ""-
Some of the soldiers 'slept, mi con- '
scioua, some listlessly raised upon their
elbows, others feebly clapped their
hands. Mr. McKinley gently shook
hands with many, and at every cot he
paused an instant, and if he saw the
sick man looking at him he bowed in a
direct and personal way.
In the second ward the president en
tered, Sergeant John A. Alexander,
company D, First Illinois, who has a
fever, was rather startled to hear Gen
eral Wheeler announce the president.
The seigeant half 'raised upon his cot.
Mr. McKinley, attracted by the move
ment, took Alexander's hands and
said: ' ' '
"I am sorry to see you so sick. I
hope that you are gel ting better."
"Thank you; I think 1 shall got
well." '-: . - -'- ' '
"Do you wish for anything?" asked
General Wheeler. ,
"No, I have everything good for me,
I guesa," Alexanders replied wearily,
"but I wish I were homo."; t--.,
"I hope that we may soon getr vou
there," said Mr. McKinley. '
He had many such bits of talk with
the men, and seemed to be in no
hurry. He almost, outwore the pa
tience of all his party , by his slow-
going through ward after wardj ; ..- ;
' Ambushed by-lndlans. ' '
Tacoma, 'Wash.',' Sept. 6. The
achooner J, M. Colemafn, which arrived
on the Sound today from St. Michaela,
brings news that two prospcotor8 wero
ambushed while drifting down the Yu
kon in a boat.' Indiana fired ' on the
boat, killing - one and 'Wounding ' the
other.- The wounded man escaped.
and ' reached a police camp. Police
started, and found the Indians enjoying
the proBpectora' supplies. ' They were
brought to Dawson, where one of the
Indians made a confession.. .
Mr. Frank, who came on the Cole
man, says when he left Dawson there
waa a stampede to Dewey and Samp
son oreeka, from -which fine reports
oame. Both are in American territory.
f ' - Tronble in I.adrones.
;, Madrid, Aug. 80. Negotiationa have
been opened with Washington to obtain
Eermiasion for the Spaniarda in the
ladrone islands to go to Manila, aB the .
situation in the Lad rones ia extremely
sriticar ' ' ' - ' ' '