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IefEHTS OF HIE DAI
Epitome of the Telegraphic
News oi thf. World.
T.RSR TICKS Fli(. JHR WIRES
n Iiitereatluir Collection of Itmna From
'he Two Hemispheres Preai its i
lu a Cor-lee.Hed ;i"tviu-
Hoodlums at Victor, Colo., attacked
Conger will not yet beuin negotia
tions with the Chinese commission.
Buffalo, N. Y., is made the eighth
city of the United States by the new
census, having passed Cincinnati and
The Parkland Fishing & Packing
Company has been incorporated with
a capital of $20,000. Its headquarters
will be Parkland, Pierce county, Wash.
A passenger train on the Fort Worth
& Rio Grande railroad ran into a wash
out near Rock Creek, Texas. Oue
person was killed and eight badly in
jured. George F. Drew, the first Democratic
governor of Florida after the war, died
at his home at Jacksonville, aged 78
years. Two hours before his death his
wife died from the effects of a stroke
News has been received of hurricane
at Offord, Iceland, September 20. The
wind, it is said, blew 120 miles an
hour. Nearly all the fishing s;i, ticks
were driven ashore, houses were razed
and several persons were killed. There
was great destructiou of property.
The Republic Iron & Steel Com
pany's works in East St. Louis, 111.,
known as the Tudor Iron Works, have
resumed operations after a suspension
of two months on account of the fail
ure to atiree upon a wage scale. An
agreement has now been reached and
signed for the ensuing year, and up
wards of 800 men are at work.
A Winnipeg, Manitoba, special says:
C. E. Stevens, a Methodist missionary
at Oxford House, in the district of j
Kowateen, in a letter dated September
10, 1900, states that during the late
winter and early spring of this year j
between 20 and 30 Indians of the Saul-1
teau tribe, lesidiug near Andy Lake, !
died of starvation. Rabbits and deer ,
have fed this people, and although they
ate even the bark of trees, tney were
not able to sustain life.
A large timber-land deal was com
pleted at Albany, Or., by the filing in
the office of the county recorder a deed
from W. H. Stimson, of Los Anglees,
Cal., to Theodore O. Wither, of La
Crosse, Wis., conveying about 4,500
acres of timber land in the southern
part of the county for the consideration
of $40,860. Two other deeds of 160
acres each were filed in favor of With
er, the consideration being approxi
mately $10 an acre, a high price for
timber land, indicating an increased
demand for such property.
Germany is about to declare war on
General John M. Palmer, of Illinois, '
Galveston appeals for help to rebuild
the city. j
Four persons were killed by a tornado
in an Iowa town. i
Epidemic of smallpox at Nome has
been stamped out.
Von Waldersee will demand the sur
render of leaders of the outrages. j
American troops, except a legation '
gnard are ordered from China to Ma
Senator Beveridge, of Indiana, opened
the Republican campaign in Illinois,
with a speech in Chicago. j
Senator Caffery, of Louisana, has
officially declined the presidential nom
ination by the National party.
At Tsrre Haute. Intl., The Abbott
iroke the world's trotting record of
2:03, held by Alix, making the mile
Another death from bubonic plague
was reported at Glasgow, making the
seventh since the outbreak. Only 40
persons are now under observation.
-Prince Henry, of Prussia, is now
commander-in-chief of the First Ger
man squadron.sucoeeding Vice-Admiral
Hoffmann, who has been relieved fiom
The Austrian press bitterly con
demns the attitude of the United States
towards China, attributing to the
course of the Washington government
"the arrogant defiance with which
China is treating the allies."
The Isthmian canal commission
stated that it ould be able to submit
a report to congress sufficiently com
prehensive to serve as a basis for the
action of that body at the approaching
session, if it should be desirable to act.
Dispatches announce that among the
missionaries killed by Chinese in the
massacre in Yunnan province were
Bishop Fantonsalli and Father Quirine,
of the Roman Catholic church. It
was said that the bishop died after the
most awful torture.
It is reported that Chicago and Lon
don firm! will invest $20,000,000 in
Spirit distillers and distributors have
formed co-operative association era
bracing all the distilleries in the Lmt
i ed States. . -i
A Victoria (B.C.) dispatch says thai
I the money has len guhsrcibed for
I new railroad from the Great Lakes to
I the Pacific coast with a branch line
i to Dawson.
British recapture their guns from the
Bryan made a dozen spechei in
The pope favors the American policy
in the Philippines.
Germany denies auy agreement with
France aud Russia.
Many business men will join excur
sion to Walla Wslla.
Roosevelt spoke to 80,000 or 40,000
Nebraskans in McCook.
Hlaho miners convicted of conspiracy
to obstruct mail train during big strike
Washington stockmen confer with
Commissioner Hermann regarding
grazing on forest reserves.
The population of the city of Los
Angeles, Cal., aooording to the census
of 1900, is 102,479, an increase of 62,
048, or 108.85 per cent since 1890. .
Within a radius of 12 miles of Sump
ter. Or., six lumber mills are in opera
tion. The timber in that district is of
splendid quality and there is an active
market for it.
John E. Hudson, president of the
American Bell Telephone Company, 1
died suddenly in the Boston & Maine
railroad station at Beverly, Mass.,
while waiting for a train.
The 700 employes of the Reading
Iron Company, of Deanville, Pa., de
cided today to accept the 25 per cent
reduction in their wages, to take effect
October, and against which they
struck. ' j
The Austrian steamer Lloyd ' has
sailed from Lourenco Marques, having
on board 400 Transvaal refugees, part
of them being Irish-Americans. All
their expenses have been paid by the ,
Ttansvaal government. Eaoh man re
ceived 30 shillings and will be paid
$42.50 on landing at any port which
may be selected by them. j
Captain J. V.Henry, of Quincy,
111., who has just resigned as assistant
postmaster, was arrested for the al
leged embezzlement of $3,300, funds of
the National Railway Mail Service
Benevolent Assciation, of which he had
been secretary and treasurer since its
organization. Henry bad given the
association a bond of $10,000.
Sim Leep was killed at Carson. Or.,
by being run over by a logging wagon.
The accident occurred one-half mile
from Brown's saw mill, where he was
employed. He was driving a heavily
loaded four-horse logging wagon down
a steep giade, when the brake failed to
work, and the horses ran away. The
driver jumped, but was caught under
the load. Deceased was 25 years old.
Two of the horses were killed outright.
Count von Waldersee has atrived at
The Chinese government has ordered
the degradation of Prince Tuan.
Germans want Waldersee to offer a
reward for the head of Prince Tuan.
An audience of 20,000 people was
addressed by Roosevelt in Kansas City,
Mo. ' -
Governor Payers says he has re
ceived $672,476 for aid of Texas suffer
To date, 2,839 bodies have been offi
cially leported found at Galveston,
The postoffice at Mesa, 12 miles from
Phoenix, Arizona, was robbed of $1,000
in stamps and $200 in cash.
Thomas G. Sherman, the famous
lawyer and single-tax advocate, died at
his home in New York, aged 66.
W. Burke Cochran spoke againbt ex
pansion in the Coliseum in Chicago be
fore an audience of 12,000 persons.
Imperial statistics show that 544,
283 children below 14 years of age are
I engaged in industrial pursuits in Ger
many. Lieutenant-General Miles in his an
nual report renews his recommendation
1 for the further use of the automobile in
I The plant of the Illinois Steel Com
pany af Joliet, 111., has been shut down
owing to a lack of orders. Two thong
and men are affected.
I The population of St. Joseph, Mo.,
according to the United States census,
is 102,979, against 53,824 in 1890, an
increase of 50,655, or 96.81 per cent.
I A city detective of Cleveland, Ohio,
'was shot and instantly killed while
trying to put a stop to a shooting affray
between union and nonunion molders.
For the fiscal year ending June 80,
11900, the total number of postage
1 stamps of all kinds issued in the Unit
ed States, including ordinary stamps,
postage due stamps, stamped envelopes
and postal cards, reacnen me eiiormu
total of 5,333,000,000, valued at $98,
000,000 an increase of 400,000,000.
1 stamps over the preceding year.
General MacArthur lecently issued
the following general order for the bet
terment of the government of the city
of Manila: "Existing orders requir
ing residents of the city of Manila t
confine themselves to their homes after
10 o'clock P. M., are hereby amended
to extend the hour to 11 P. M-, after
which hour the streets will be cleared
by the police. Saloons will be closed
at 10 P. M., and the sale of liquor pro
hibited after that hour."
j The ereat world's fair that was an
nounced for Brussels in 1305, ha been
abandoned because of the failure of
. the Paris exposition.
1 The new year at Wst Point began
with 434 cadet on; the rolls, the
largest number by 60'shat waa ever at
. the academy. i
I British capitalists have acquired op
tions o more than 1.000,000 acres of
011 fields in northern Wyoming and baa
organized the Western States Oil Com
pany of America. .
EDICTS ABE CONFUSING
China Asks the Czar and the
Mikado to Help.
PUNISHMENT OF HIGH CHINESE
Notwithstanding the Edicts War Prep
aration Are Still Reported -Shna
11 ai Captured by the Allies.
London, Oct. 2. Beyond a number
of imperial edicts, which throw into
still worse confusion the complicated
Chinese situation, thire is little in to
day's news to arrest attention. From
Shanghai comes an unconfirmed report
that the allies have seized Shan llai
All the news with regard to the
edicts eminates from Shanghai. Ac
cording to the advices, in addition to
the edicts ordering Grand Councillor
Kun Kang to offer oblations before the
coffin of Baron von Ketteler aud the
edict directing that Li Hung Chang's
entire plan be followed in regard to
the punishment of the princes and
high ministers of state responsible for
the anti-foreign outrages, and the de
cree ordeiing that funeral honors be
paid in Pekin and Tokio to the remains
of Sugiyama Akira, the murdered chan
cellor of the Japanese legation, Emper
or Kwang Hsu has addressed further
letters to the czar and mikado renew
ing his request for their aid in the
Various opinions are expressed as to
the impottance of the edicts. The
Shanghai correspondent of the Morn
ing Post says:
"The severe punishment ordered by
Emperor Kwang Hsu will only mean a
money fine. There are traces of Li
Hung Chang's hand under American
influence in the edicts." On the other,
hand, the Standard's Shanghai corre
spondent remarks: "The empress now
realizes the true nature of the crisis.
After consulting the emperor she sum
moned the court dignitaries and on
their assembling, through which she
remained silent, the emperor in a loud
voice delivered a tirade lasting a couple
of hours against the courtiers. Then
in an angry voioe he dismissed them.
After this the decrees were issued.
While these have been promulgated,
feverish war , preparations are still re
ported from Shanghai, and new ap
pointments have been made to the Chi
nese army and navy."
MINERS' PAY RAISED.
An Advance of 10 Per Cent In the An
thracite Coal Region.
Philadelphia Oct. 3. -An offer of
an increase of 10 per cent in miner's
wages was today made by the Phila
delphia & Reading Coal & Iron Com
pany, and this move, it is slated, will
be followedby similar notices at every
colliery in the anthracite region.
It is expected by the operators that
this increase in wages will be satisfac
tory to the men, and they believe many
Btrikers will take advantage of the
offer and return to work. Mining
operations will in this event be given
an impetus, and the operators expect
there will be a gradual resumption un
til the collieries will again have their
full complement of employes. The
Philadelphia & Reading Company
operates 89 collieries, and of these 27
have been shut down owing to insuffic
ient working force.
Whether the miners will accept the
proffer of the company and return in
sufficient numbers to operate the mines
cannot be foretold tonight. Reports
received from several points in the
Schuylkill region, where the Reading
collieries are located, rather indicate
that the mineworkers will follow the
instructions of their organization offi
cials and remain away.
President Mitchell, of the Mine
workers, received no notice of the in
tention of the oparators to offer the in
crease in wages, and the intimation is
thus given that the miners' organiza
tion will receive no recognition from
Shot Down In the Street.
Omaha, Oct. 2. A special to the
World-Herald from Beatrice, Neb.,
savs: W. J. Hurn was probably fatal
ly shot this afternoon by Dr. W. F.
Lee one of the most prominent physic
ians in the state. The two men room
in separate apartments in the Dav
block. As Hum was passing Lee s
doors, the physician mentioned a bill
against Hurn for services am a quarrel
ensued. Hum struck at Dr. Lee, but
missed him. Dr. Lee drew a revolver
and fired, Hurn staggering bank into
bin wife's arms shot in the right breast.
The bullet entered the lungs, and Hum
is not expected to live through the
night. Dr. Lee gave himself up and
was released on bail.
Two Killed In a Wreck.
Gotbrie, O. T., Oct. 2. The Santa
Fe through express Jor Kansas City
was wrecked 15 miles south of here
this afternoon by spreading rails, and
the baggage and express cars derailed,
the smoker thrown off and turned up
side down and the day coaches partly
derailed. Two people were killed and
a dozen or more injured all passengers
in the smoker.
Woman Commit Suicide.
Seattle, Oct. 2. Elizabeth A. Lang
ley, 24 years of age, Wi,fe of a Dawson
theatrical man, committed suicide at
ber borne in this city this morning by
drinking carbolic acid. The case is a
mistery. She leaves three little daught
ers here. Her husband is in the north.
New Premier of Quebec.
Quebec, Oct. 2. S. N. Parent has
accepted the premiership of this prov
ince, to succeed the law reiiicr Mar-
SITUATION WORSE THAN EVER.
Europe Apparently Determined te Par
New York, Sept. 29 A dispatch to
the Herald from Shanghai saya:
The situation in China is now more
serious than ever before for those who
are interetsed in preserving the integri
ty of the empire. The Chinese govern
ment is in the power of Boxer leaders
who are not likely to submit to the
empress dowager any proposition un
favorable to them. The friendly vice
roys of the south are loyal to the thtone
and any foreign aggression in Southern
China will precipitate an uprising.
There is danger that the friendly vice
roys will be replaced. Slieng, the
friendly Taotai of Shanghai, has been
ordered north, and that practically
means his death.
Russia is holding all the forts and
strategical points from Takn to Pekin.
Rnsia's possession of the railway shows
by the permanent arrangement which
her officers are making that she intends
to swallow the north of China. No
one here believes that Russia will ever
move out except under overwhelming
pressure from other powers. Ger
many's assurance that she does not de
sire territory in China, if the latter be
able to pay an indemnity, is mislead
ing. Her demand for the punishment
of the leaders of the Boxers as a con
dition precedent to peace negotiations
means continued war and perhaps the
complete disruption of the Chinese gov
ernment. Friendly feeling between
Japan and Russia is increasing. France
is hand in glove with Russia. V Ice
Admiral Seymours attempt to under
take the isolated British occupation of
Shanghai and to patrol the Yangtse
Kiang has weakened the British post
tion, while losing an opportunity to
make a definite agreement for non-partition
of the empire with Japan. The
United States is consistent but power
less. Lu Li Chuan Liu, who, it is unoffi
cially announced, is to be the new
viceroy of Canton, is anti-foreign. Un
less the allies protest the friendly vice
roys are likely to have no friends left
in China. The only method of dealing
with the situation not involving the
division of Chinese territory is through
the friendly viceroys, gradually remov
ing tin throne from the power of the
Boxer leaders. Americans on the spot
believe that the settlement of the pres
ent question will decide the fate of
enormous and increasing American and
The Indications Point to Hard Times
Comma ' Kurope.
Washington, Sept. 29. The wave of
industrial prosperity in Europe, which
has steadily risen since 1985, says Act
ing Consul-General Hanauer, of Frank
fort, in a report to the state depart
ment, has taken a tuin and has begun
".All signs." he says, "point toward
a oris is in industrial and financial
lines, which may occur before two
years huve passed. Any political dis
turbance of note may bring ou the
crisis suddenly, and without warning.
Coal mining is still booming, a the
supply is not equal to the demand.
The iron and steel wroks, including
the manufacturers of many lines of
machinery and steel plates for war
ships, huve orders which it will take
some months to fill, but factories making
small itonware, needles, bicycles,
nails, sewing machines, etc., are cur
tailing production end reducing work
ing forces and wage scales.
"There are doubts if the immensely
capitalized electrical works of Ger
many aud other countries can keep
fully employed after present contracts
are filled. This line of industry which
in Germany alone represents an invest
ment of nearly $300,000,000, has
been largely instrumental in creating
the boom .
"Failures have begun already in the
building trade, which, in the large
cities, has been'Of a speculative nature,
and rested mainly on borrowed capi
tal. Rents for business homes and
dwellings have advanced, but will top
ple upon the first beignning of a busi
IHvlsiou of Military Traffic.
Chicago, Sept. 29. Western rail
roads today reached an agreement re
garding the division of military traffic
between points west of Chicago aud
New Orleans and the Pacific coast.
It was agreed to leave the control and
division of the traffic east of San Fran
cisco entirely in the hands of the Santa
Fe and Southern Pacific railroads. On
west-bound traffic the division of the
business has been put in the hands of
Chairman MoLeod, of the Western
Passenger Association. The draft for a
transcontinental association, prepared
at the recent meeting
Springs, Colo., was considered at
length today, but no final action taken.
Train Wreck In Utah.
Ogden, Utah, Sept. 29. Train No,
4 on the Southern Pacific, was wrecked
white coming down Gretna hill this
Conductor Herrick and
Engineer Hastings escaped injury, but
ot the passengers one woman was
killed aud several men were injured,
three thought to be fatally injured.
Railroad officials and doctors were sent
from Ogden to the scene of the wreck.
He that can say
the most convinc-
ng things in the fewest words is the
Boiler Makers Troubles.
Norwich, Conn.. Sept. 29. The 200
men employed by the Page Boiler Com-
I pany, who . yesterday went out on a
strike because the company refused to
pay them a vonlntary increase of 10
pr cent, today returned to work with
the understanding that if the company
did not grant their demands by Octo
ber 2, they would again go out.
In case of folly, silence cannot U
commended too much.
VICTIMS OF REBELS
Particulars of the Affair
CAPTAIN SHIELDS WAS KILLED
Three Other Americana l.oat Thnl
Lives and Several Were Wuunr1
edTlie Relief Kxpeilltlou.
Manila. Oct. 8. Persistent native
reports, w hich are generally believed
to have been outrent in Manila for sev
eral days, are to the effect that Cap
taiu Devereux Shields au.l company F,
of the Twonty-ninth iniantry, couKist.
lug ol 45 men, stationed at Boag, Mar
induque island, embarked Septimber
13 on the gunboat Villalobos and land
ed on the Marinduque coast September
14, where 800 of theeuemv, armed with
rifles, supposedly from Luzon, sur
prised the Americans. The latter
fought for several hours, until 'their
ammunition was exhaasted, and they
were overpowered and surrendered, re
lief being impossible. At least four of
the soldiers were killed, among whom,
according to reports, were Captain
Shields. The Americans also had sev
Lieutenants Reiff and Bates, on
board the gunboat Yorktown, loft Ma
nila Monday. After gathering troops
at Batangas they proceeded to Marin
duque to verify the reports regarding
the fate of Captain Shields and his
men. and in case the native rumors
were well founded, to punish therebols
and release the captives. News from
this expedition is awaited with some
anxiety ut Manila. In the niean
whilo, the censor prohibits the trans
mission of news concerning the affair.
Colonel Edwward E. Hardiu, of the
Twenty-ninth regiment, who is now
in Manila, admits it is impossible that
the native reports may be correct.
ECUADOR AND PERU.
Relations Between the Two Countrlei
Not the Most Agreeable.
New York, Oct. 8. The Herald's
corresodeut in Bogota says no action
will be taken on the protocol recently
signed by Minister Uribe and the gov
eminent of Ecuador. The protocol is
not approved because of the Colombian
authorities waiting for important data
in regard to the attitude of Ecuador in
connection with the invasion of the
southern frontier of Colombia. Colom
bia is also investigating whether Ecua
dor baa been in connivance with Vene
auela. - - ,
In the meantime the Colombian gov
ernment has given orders to the mili
tary authorities en the Ecuadorian
frontier to maintain the strictest neu
trality. The Llheial revolution is not
limited to guerrilla warfare in the do
pattments of Cuudiua, Marca and Toli
ma. The revolutionists in the north,,
commanded by General Santos, have
offered to capitulate.
General Pinzen, the hero of the
northern campaign, became minister
of war on September 19. He him
strengthened and made the department
The Mairoquin government is now
recognized by the diplomatic corps re
siding in Bogota. Communication be
tween Lake Maiacaibo and Ecuade has
Seven Hundred Thousand Hollars Con
tributed Vp to Date.
Galveston, Tex., Oct. 8. John
Sealy, chairman of the finance com
mittee, a sub-committee of the Galves
ton central relief committee, aud cus
todian of the Galveston relief fund, has
given out the following:
"All supplies that have been turned
over to me up to itnd including Octulter
1, 1900, from all sources, amount to
$781,043.63. This amount includes nl'
money received by me direct, all re
ceived by Major Jones, and also $809,
500 remitted to me by Governor Sayers
out of subscriptions made to him. The
governor has also ordered a further re
mittance to me of $100,000, which
should reach me in the next few days,
and he will send me from time to time
such additional funds as he may re
ceive. We are arranging in proper
shapo a full itemized statement of all
rceeipts and amounts expeuded,.whlcb
will be duly published."
-- ; to light the tact tnat he CHiriert witn
Troubles of the King of Cambodia. j ujm a arg6 fortune. He had ill -Ills
Paris, Oct. 8. Prince Vkauthor, son valise $500,000 in government bonds
of the King of Cambotlia (French lndo- and about $2,000 in cash on his per
(ihinal. who was recently a guest of l0
' France at the exposition, and who dis
appeared somewhat mysteriously, was
found in Brussels. A dispatch seut in 1
his behalf says he did not sail lornome
last week from Marseilles, as was ar-
ranged, because he has not tecetved the
goveMMlieI)t., repiy to the let
t- u M...,i,iit'fl i-Aiilv tn the hit-
" ,r ,m h.', father a.aiust
iL . . mi. t i. of
me rreuvu . j i Ali'lcan repuoiic, is mil- mui oi-
which he was the bearer. He adds MUg8 mxiHiacU)ry railroad rates over
that the ouly response he received was tJ)e VVeslern Hues. Mr. Van- Credit
a telegram irom his father, orleriug his j wi,j bring a )arKe conijegenj 0f Boers
return, but he explains that he cannot (J lhjs C00Dtl.y iD the spring if coudi
do so until he has received the reply of ; ti(jng aresiafavorable. There aie thons
the French government, so he has gone J aluls o $oerflt jja Myg( WDr are anx
to Brussels. The prince denies haying j lon(jly awajtjng 8n opportunity to leave
auy disagreement with his father, King j theif pr(Jgwnt environment uJ embmk
British Shelled a Tllllage.
Hong Kong, Oct. 8. The British
gunboat Robin has shelled the village
of Luk Lae, on the West river, in re
taliation for the inhabitants firing on a ;
British steamer. The ringleaders were
afterward captured and flogged.
Fire In Chicago.
Chicago. Oct. 8. Fire tonight de
stroyed an eight-story building on
Market street, doing $500,000 damage.
The principal Inter is E. A. Rothschild
AN UNWATERED UMPIRE.
of the National Irrigation Asso
The vista that the possibilities of ir
rigation reveal, says the Los Angeles
Herald, is, almost stupendous, as a few
facts aud figures prepared by the Na
tional Irrigation Association demon
strate. The federal government today .
owns 100,000,000 acres of land, which
is worthless only because it is arid.
This "unwatered empire" can be re
claimed by irrigation and rendered
capable of sustaining a population of
at least 50,000,000 people. In the
words of the secretary of agriculture in
his last annual report: "More than
one-third of the country depends upon
the success of irrigation to maintain
the people, the industries, and the
political institutions of that area, . and
future growth will also be measured by
the increase of the reclaimed area. In
a region which, in the extent of diver
sity of its mineral wealth, hna no
eqnal on the globe, the riches of the "
mines in the hills are already surpass
ed by the productions of the irrigated
farms in the valleys, and the nation at
large is at last awakening to the fact
that the development of the use of the
rivers and arid lands of the West will
constitute one of the most important
epochs in our increase in population
and material wealth."
Work for the Federal Government.
These stupendous possibilities also
present a colossal problem How may
this gigantic desert be transformed
into a land of prosperity? Who is to
redeem the national domain by a com
prehensive systom of reservoirs? It has
been demonstrated by 20 years of expe
rience in hrigatiou development and
by the reorts of government exports
aud engineers that the great problem
can only be solved by the fedural gov
ernment. Captain Hiram M. Chitten
den, engineer corps, U. S. A., in hi
report ou "Surveys for Reservoir Sites."
declares emphatically that reservoir
construction in the aiid regions of the
West can properly be carried out ouly
through publiu agencies. Private
enterprise can never accomplish the
work suooessully. As between state
and nation, it falls more properly
under the latter."
Ten Years Would Reclaim the West.
It is estimated that $143,000,000
would reclaim the arid lands of the
West; that an expenditure by the fed
eral government of $15,000,000 a year
for 10 years would open up hinds for
the settlement of a population as big an
that of the entire country at present.
An appropriation of $100,000 was made
at the last session o' congress for pre
liminary surveys to discover the best
locations for the immense reservoirs.
The assistance of every organization
and of every individual in forwarding
this all-important work shoulld be wel
comed and assisted in everv potwiblu
way. GUY E. MITCHELL.
Several Skirmishes During the Week
Manila, Oct. 8. The Filipinos in
the vicinity of Manila have beon more
quiet of lute, although last Wednesday
night there were brink attacks at Las
Piuas aud l'aranaque, south of Manila,
as well as outpost firing nt linus liiicour
and Muncin Lupa. The American offi
cers are satisfied that the alleged ami
gos, living in and around the towns in
question, participated in these attacks.
Official reports have been received of
insurgent activity in Zambales province
aud in Batangus province. Two skirm
ishes occurred during the week on tlm
Bicol river, in the province of Soviih
Camiiriues, It is estimated that tlm
insurgents lost 90 killed in the various
Two civilians, John MoMahon and
Ralph McCord, of San Francisco, who
started on a business trip for Vigan
and Bangued, in northern Luzon, have
not been beard from for three weeks.
It is feared they have been killed oi
oaptured by the iusurgents.
A Rich Man Dead.
Indianapolis, Oct. 8. W. V. Wob
jott, of Boston, died at St. Vincent's
hospital from a stroke of apoplexy bum-,
taiued on a Big Four train yeterdny.
Mr. Wolcott located in St. Louis about
80 years ago. He became a member
of the firm of Wolcott & Hume, pub
Ushers of the Jourmtl and Times, at
St, Louis, and later was president ot
the St. Louis Car Coupler Company.
He owned large interests in Missouri
zino mines and at the time of his death
was senior partner in the banking firm
0f Wolcott & Co., of Boston and Sew
j York. A search of his effects brought
Itoers Coming to America.
St. Paul, Oct. 1. The Globe tomor
row will say: "Hundreds and per-
h(jpj, t)OOI,Rn,fl 0f i!oerg wju emigrate
rom Bonth Afriua to ti,e United States
. geUe fu tne f,orthwest. Theodore
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for another land.
Railroad Man's Suicide,
Birmingham, Ala., Oct. 8. Warnei
M. Newt-old, superintendent of the
South and North Birmingham Mineral
Divisions of the Louisville & Nash-
viile railroad, committed suicide at his
' !i'Jence in this city today by shooting
; himself in the mouth with a 88-caliber
revolver. Mr, Newbold lost his wife
some mouths agot awl since -that tiuio
! has been despondent, and to that cause
! is attributed the terrible dved whiu
; has shocked the ctuiiinuuitjr