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VOLUME XLT. NO. 127.
KANSAS CITY, OCTOBER 15, 1898 TWELYE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
n Ksnley Is Badly Mistaken if He Thinks Kansas City Is Not a Good Place to Stop In
A WITNESS BALK
DR. SCUMS' REFUSES TO CRITICISE
HAS ATlL'&fH DR. CONNOR
6EAMAX SAY J RE WAS A LACK
OP SUI 1 SUPPLIES.
Admit. That 5 de Xo Requisition
for Them Thnt the Red
Cross Furnished Everything
That "Was Needed la
Washington; Oct. it Dr. Louis s.
Seaman was the principal witness before
the war Investigating commission to-day.
He complained that the commissary sup
plies furnished the troops In Porto Rico
were unsultcd to the demands of a tropical
climate, and that they were especially un
fit for hospital use. Ho said he had been
In charge of the 200 convalescents brought
North on the Obdam, and had been unable
to secure suitable supplies for them from
the government depots. He confessed, how
ever, that he had made no formal written
requisition, but had acted upon statements
made to him Informally to the effect that
no commutation of rations would be al
lowed, and also admitted that the Red
Cross furnished all needed supplies, so
there was no suffering. He refus
ed to reply to some questions, declar
ing that he had been misrepresented by the
press, and, saying he would not relied upon
his superior officers while he wore the
shoulder straps of a United States officer.
Lieutenant Hill, of the navy, was also a
witness. He was in charge of the landing
of the army at Santiago, and told the story
of that exploit. The commission will de
vote to-morrow to preparation for Its
Southern tour, and will hold no session.
Dr. Louis S. Seaman, major and surgeon
of the volunteer engineers, was the fore
noon witness before the commission. He
eaw sen-ice In Porto Rico and had been
quoted as making serious charges against
the manner of conducting the war. He
asked that he bo permitted to have in
the room, as a friend. Mr. K. F. Ayreault,
an attorney of New York. The request be
ing granted, he said he would affirm rather
Xfcan be sworn. He declined to stand up
for this ceremony, saying: "I will sit; 1
don't have to stand up."
No objection was made on the part of
the commission, and the testimony pro
ceeded. Dr. Seaman said he had never seen any
military sen-ice before the beginning of
the present war, but ho had studied at
Princeton, and afterwards in London, Ber
lin and Paris. After Joining the service
and before going" to Porto Rico he was
stationed with his regiment at Camp Town
tend. There his requisitions were promptly
Jllled and no regiment went to the front
better prepared to cope with disease or
casualty. The command sailed south on
the Chester, and there was no serious slck
Eess going out.
He left Porto Rico on the 2Sth of Sep
tember; the regiment had enjoyed better
health In Porto Rico than had been an
ticipated, and there were only two deaths
In the command during the time they were
there. A regimental hospital was estab
lished and there was never at any time
a deficiency in medical supplies. The same
was also true of the tentage and the am
bulanco supplies furnished by the quarter,
master's .department. The commissary de
partment had also furnished sufficient
army rations, but he complained of them
as being unsuitable for an army In the
tropics, and also that the men at first had
been refused the privilege of commuting
He said the sick were fed only with the
army ration. He failed to secure any
change of diet for his patients, notwith
standing he made frequent demands upon
- -i i.m.isui oi me regiment and up
on the surgeon of the corps. He was told
that It would be of no use to make a for
mal requisition In writing. However the
men In the hospitals did not suffer b
rause the Red Cross Society furnished the
Dr. Seaman said that he had been In
charge of 200 convalescents on the Obdam
returning from Ponce. The ship was sup
plied with army travel rations, which, while
plentiful and good of the kind, were not
suitable for invalids, and on appeal to the
lied Cross and National Aid Society, li
was supplied by them with what he de
Flred. As a consequence, all the patients
except one gained weight and strength
during the voyage.
He made no formal requisition to the
government authorities for' different ra
tions, because he was told he could get
only the regular rations, and because of
the willingness of the Red Cross to furnish
what he considered better food. This state
ment he reiterated in response to several
questions why he had not secured other
Returning to his stay In Porto Rico, Dr.
Seaman said there had been universal
complaint at the hospitals of a deficiency
nf fiiilfnltlf sllnnlips T7n l.n.4 .,,. .Mil ..
peatedly that the CO-cent a day ration for
the sick could not be furnished In Porto
Rico. It was not even furnished to the
general military hospital.
Ho said. In reply to a question, that he
did not know that the commissary at
Ponce had on hand a quarter of a million
dollars, or any other sum, for supplying
delicacies to the sick; he only knew they
were not supplied.
"While he was in Porto Rico the hos
pitals were overcrowded, the beds being
within six Inches of each other. "When
he left there were between 2.000 and 4.000
sick out of an army of 10,000.
Dr. Seaman grew somewhat Irascible
under Dr. Connor's questioning and final
ly refused to answer.
Said he: "The questions put to me are
of a character calculated to place me In
the false position of accusing the medical
department of the army of maladministra
tion. Such is not the case. I regard the
conduct of this department by Dr. Stern
berg as above reproach, and whatever
fault there was was in another depart
ment." After some pretty sharp cross firing Dr.
Connor declared he would ask no jnore
questions of the witness. Governor Beaver
told the witness that no question would
be put to him that was not proper, but
that he (Governor Beaver) "would insist
upon his answering, and If he did not do
fco he must take the consequences."
General Beaver then asked as to the con
duct of the quartermaster serving with him
or in his vicinity. Dr. Seaman declined to
answer, saving that he understood he was
expected to appear before the war depart
ment after getting through with this board,
f ho said, "I do not want to crltlclsa
my superior officers while I wear the
shoulder straps of an army officer."
He continued by saj ing that he had been
so much misrepresented by the press with
in the past twenty-four hours that he did
not wish further to commit himself. He said
he had authorized no interview since he
landed, and that the article In a New York
paper grew out of conversation between
him and his superior officer in New York,
which a reporter of that paper overheard.
Lieutenant K. Hill, an officer of the war
ship Iowa when the army landed near San
tiago, and in charge of the debarkation of
the troops at Daiquiri, said the navy sup
plied eleven launches and fifty-two small
boats for the landing.
The army brought only one lighter. The
army was entirely unprepared to land, and
Lieutenant Hill said that, as he viewed the
matter, the army would have been unable
to land and unable to subsist after the
landing without the aid of the navy. A
great deal of trouble was experienced with
the captains of the transports, who had re
fused to go nearer the shore until he se
cured an order to them from General Shaf
fer. Lieutenant Hill said that there was
no wharf, but that he understood that they
were talking of one on which to land Gen
"Personally?" asked a member of the
"Had they no derricks?"
"Yes, but they were not strong enough."
This personal allusion to the avoirdupois
of the commander of the Santiago cam
paign created a general laugh.
Continuing, Lieutenant Hill expressed the
opinion that, in case of transportation of
troops at sea. tne vessels .should be under
tho command of navy officers until the
troops are landed.
KNIGHTS TEMPLAR ADJOURN.
Business of the Grand Encampment
"Was Concluded Yesterday
PITTSBURG, PA., Oct. It. Executive
business occupied the fourth and closing
day's session of the grand encampment
Knights Templar at Carnegie hail to-day.
The special order of business was the con
sideration of proposed revision of the con
stitution. The most important amendment
proposed was the one to locate the grand
encampment headquarters in "Washington,
thus providing for the storage of all ar
chives of the encampment in that city.
This was voted down and a compromise
amendment adopted providing that, in the
event of a city not desiring to entertain the
grand encampment on the occasion of any
future triennial conclave, the grand en
campment will meet in Washington. The
date of the meetlrg is to be decided by the
four chief officers of the grand encamp
ment, grand master, deputy grand master,
grand generalissimo and grand captain gen
eral. An amendment to the constitution was
also adopted providing for a reduction in
the per capita tax from 5 to 3 cents.
The new grand officers were then in
stalled, with Impressive ceremonies, after
which Grand Master Lloyd announced the
following appointments: Grand prelate. J.
W. C. Cox. of Iowa: grand standard bearer.
Lee S. Smith, of Pittsburg: grand sword
bearer, Arthur McArthur, of Troy, N. Y.;
grand captain of the guard, Charles O.
Vogt Louisville: grand warden. Harper It.
Orahood. of Denver. Committee on juris
prudence: James H. Hopkins. Washington;
D. C: Enoch T. Carson, Ohio; Joseph W.
Fellows. New Hampshire: H. C. "Witt, Ken
tucky; Nicholas R. Ruckle. Indiana. Com
mittee on foreign relations: Johnston
Smith. Illinois: R. E. "Withers. Virginia: J.
P. S. Gobin. Pennsylvania; Hugh McCur
dy, Michigan; "Warren Larue Thomas.Mary
land. Finance committee: "W. H. Soule,
Massachusetts: George "W. Kendrick, Penn
sylvania; Julius L. Bevan, Georgia: J. A.
Wetherwax. Washington; A. H. Wagner,
Resolutions of thanks to the city of Pitts
burg, executive committees, etc. were then
adopted and the twenty-seventh triennial
concave of the grand encampment. Knights
Templar, adjourned sine die.
The last of the visiting delegations left
for their homes to-night. Many sir knights
from Western states, however, continued
their journey to Washington and other
Eastern cities. The Louisville command
eries departed at 10 o'clock to-night, jubil
ant over thPir success in capturing the
next triennial conclave. When thev reach
home they will be tendered a reception.
CHRISTIAN MISSION WORK.
Yesterdn's Sessions of the Chnttn-
nooga Convention "Were Full
CHATTANOOGA, TENN.. Oct. 14. This
morning tho session of the Christian Wom
an's board of missions was largely attend
ed and very Interesting. After a short
Bible study and devotional service the con
vention was opened with a short address
by Mrs. M. M. Atkinson, of Wabash, Ind.,
the presiding officer. The report of the
hoard was then made by Louis A. White,
corresponding secretary. This report show
ed great extension of the mission work,
especially In India and Jamaica. The re
port of the treasurer, Mary J. Judson, was
next submitted. This report showed the
finances of the organization in better ihape
than ever before. The total receipts were
The following addresses were delivered:
"The Greatest Woman In the World." Mrs.
Jessie Brown Pounds. Indiana; "Zenana
Work In India," Ada Boyd, Bilaspu'-;
"School Work In India." Mrs. Bertha F.
The afternoon was devoted to tho con
sideration of matters pertaining to tho
young people's department of the society.
This evening a thanksgiving and praise
service was led by Mrs. G. R. Harsh, of
Alabama. Mrs. M. E. Miles, of Ohio, de
livered an address. Another praise serv
ice to-night was led by Mrs. Lizzie W.
Ross, of Mississippi.
Missionary addresses were delivered as
follows: "The Needs of My People." Ar
nold N. Shirley. Jamaica; "The World's
Need of Christ" Louis N. Thomas, Kings
ton, Jamaica: The Jamaica Mission." C.
E. Randall, Kingston. Jamaica. About
1.S00 delegates have arrived.
YELLOW FEVER SITUATION.
It Is Hoped Thnt Cold "Will Soon
Check the Spread of the
JACKSON. MISS., Oct. 14. The yellow
fever situation is practically unchanged so
far as the number of new cases is con
cerned. The; thermometer, however, is
ranging in the fifties to-night and there are
strong hopes that the spread of the infec
tion will be checked by tho cold weather,
even if there Is no frost The Jackson re
port for to-day is ten new cases, Joe
Hardin. Ruth and Ellen Rictti. Condine.
a Mormon elder, and six colored. There
were no deaths.
Dr. Hunter's official report from other
Taylors, one new case; Poplarvllle,
twelve new cases; Madison, six new cases;
Waveland, two new cases; Hattiesburg,
three new cases and one death: Natchez,
four new cases; Harrlston, three new
cases and three critical; Oxford, one new
NEW ORLEANS. Oct. 14. The only re
port received to-day by the state board
of health was from New Orleans one case
and no deaths. President Souchon. of the
stnte board, at the request of the city
council, the exchanges and the labor coun
cil, has called a meeting of Southern
boards of health to consider the best means
of preventing unwarranted quarantines.
The meeting Is to be held here on Decem
WASHINGTON, Oct 14. The marine
hospital service received a dispatch to
night from Franklin, La., announcing
thirteen new cases and one death there
Fnmons Ilnrcbnck Rider III.
MEXICO. MO.. Oct ll.-(Speclal.) It was
learned here to-day that James Robinson.of
this city, the champion bareback rider of
the world. Is critically 111 at Lake Dele
van. Wis. Mr. Robinson has been afflicted
with rheumatism for some time, and his
physicians who held a conference a few
days ago. pronounced him in a critical con
dition. Hotel "Victoria offe-s superior accommoda
tions. Rates. J2 and $2.30. O. B. Stanton, prop.
ISER IN PERIL
ITALIAX ANARCHISTS PLOTTED TO
NINE ARRESTED IN EGYPT
FIRST FLAX WAS TO KILL HIM
"WHILE AT CAIRO.
"When He Decided Not to Visit Cairo
the Anarchists Decided to Attack
Uliu in Phlestlne-'-DynniuIte
Bombs Were to lie
ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT. Oct 14. The
Alexandria police have arrested nine Ital
ian anarchists since last night, and have
thereby frustrated a plot against Emperor
William, now on his way to the Holy
Land, to be present at the consecration of
the Church of the Savior at Jerusalem.
The first to be arrested Is a cafe keeper,
a well known anarchist, In whose house
the police discovered two wire-wound
bombs of great strength, full of bullets.
This arrest was made in consequence of
a notification from the Italian consul gen
eral at Cairo that two anarchists had left
Cairo-for Port Said.
The police Investigation showed that the
arrested cafe keeper had bribed the stew
ard of a steamer sailing to-day from Alex
andria to Port Said and Syria, to take on
board a box of bombs. Apparently, the
anarchists originally intended to use the
bombs at tho Palaias Abidin. at Cairo,
while Emperor William and the khedlve
When the kaiser decided not to visit
Egypt, the anarchists changed their plans
and decided to attack him In Palestine.
The liveliest satisfaction is felt over the
smart captures, and the German consulate
has expressed Its warmest thanks.
The two Cairo anarchists who left for
Port Said have not yet been arrested.
STAFF OFFICERS NEEDED.
Will Not Be Mnstered Ont in Xnniberi.
to Correspond With Dis
charge of Generals.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 14. It is not prob
ablo that there will be a muster out of any
'number of staff officers to correspond to
the number of general officers which were
included In the discharge order a few days
ago. The department finds, in view of the
fact that a number of officers have resigned
or been honorably discharged, that the de
mand for staff officers in different places
makes it almost impossible to dispense with
services of many more at present General
Otis has asked for additional quartermas
ters, as has General Wood, ttt Santiago.
More subsistence and other staff officers
are needed at nearly every place occupied
by United States troops. HUDsuuence offi
cers and quartermasters have been ordered
to ports in Cuba In anticipation of the
occupation of the Island by the United
States troops. A number of staff officers
are on the sick list, and their places have
to be supplied with others. It Is, there
fore, thought that few more discharges
will be made.
REBELS AGAINST AGUINALD0.
Chief of the Northern Provinces of
the Philippines Snld to Be
MANILA, Oct. 14. A rumor here says
that Mncabulos. chief of the five northern
provinces of the Philippine Islands, has
rebelled against Agulnaldo. and that hard
fighting has taken place between tho op
It is also reported here that General RIos.
the Spanish commander at Hollo, has sent
emissaries from that place to undermine
Agulnaldo's Influence and induce the na
tives to demand that Spain retain the
Another Marlborough Heir.
LONDON. Oct. 13. The Duchess of Marl
borough, formerly Miss Consuelo Vaniler
bilt, of New York city, gave birth to a son
yesterday. Mother and child are doing
well, according to the latest reports from
the attending physicians.
Lieutenant for the Fourth.
JEFFERSON CITY. MO.. Oct. 14. (Spe
cial.) Governor Stephens to-day commis
sioned Robert W. Brown, first lieutenant
of Company A. cf the Fourth regiment of
Missouri volunteers, to rank from Septem
ber 15. 1S0S.
A SPANISH VIEW OF THE PARIS PEACE
X "f;v Ml fj,a jlllj'ij",,, iijn i'f "
Waiter McKinley "Fried eggs! Fried eggs! Fried eggs!"
Sagasta "But, my dear sir, when there is nothing but fried eggs on the menu,
Waiter "Well, sir, you have the choice of eating fried eggs or refusing them."
They Are Not Having Things Their
Oven Way In Arranging
BAYONNE. FRANCE. Oct. 14. Accord
ing to advices received from Madrid, a
rigorous censorship ha3 been revived there
Senor Sagasta and his colleagues are
said to be greatly concerned regarding the
demands of the United States government,
which, they assert, not only refuses to as
sume any of Spain's colonial debts, but
wants to take the heavy artillery in Cuba
and the floating dock recently sent to
The same advices say the Madrid Im
parclal announces that the government
has cabled General Blanco not to turn
over any further territory to the Ameri
cans until the peace treaty has been defi
MADRID, Oct. 14. The Liberal to-day
says It is believed in official circles that
Captain General Bianco will return to Spain
m aan eariy uaie. anu tne paper auus
that "Blanco will not be the last Spaniard
to exercise the supreme command in Cuba,
for it is known that his relations with the
government are strained."
WASHINGTON. Oct. 14. The peace com
missioners at Paris are still dealing with
propositions relating to Cuba, but have not
yet taken up the subject of the future of
From an insistence on the strictest con
struction of the articles of the protocol, the
Spanish commissioners have swung to the
opposite extreme and are now looking for
ameliorations of conditions therein laid
down, on the ground that the agreement
was nastily drawn and under great pres
sure. There is an evident wish on their part to
associate Cuba and the Philippines in their
final disposition, which may explain the
last application of the Spanish military
commissioners for an extension of the time
allowed for the evacuation of Cuba. This
application will be duly considered, but
revertheless, our government will insist
that the administration of Cuba be relin
quished by the Spanish officials on Decem
ber 1, even if the Spanish troops have not
all been embarked for their homes.
LONDON. Oct 15. The Madrid corre
spondent of the Standard, under date of
Thursday, and by way of Bayonne, France,
The results of the Paris commission ex
cite a daily increased Interest here, since
it has become known that America insists
upon no modification of the terms of the
Inspired paragraphs have appeared in
many papers alluding to the possibility of
matters coming to such a pass, though the
exaggerated pretensions of the United
States, that Spain may be obliged to appeal
to the European powers to arbitrate or
Both the government and public opinion
of Spain have indulged the illusion that
diplomacy would obtain from the United
States, in the Philippine question and the
Cuban debt, compensations for the loss of
the West Indies and for the grave conse
quences which foreign and consular wars
will have upon Spanish finances.
Nearly 7,000 Troops Hare Sailed Al
readyHalf the Island Will
Soon Be Evacuated.
HAVANA, Oct. 14. The Spanish mili
tary commissioners to-day delivered an
official note to the American commission
ers giving the number of the Spanish
troops shipped to Spain up to the present
time at 6.617, not Including those who go
by the transports Montse'rrat and Miguel
Callart which will take 2,200 additional
In addition. It was announced that trans
ports to carry the entire garrison of Gibara,
Holguln and other places in those divis
ions will leave on October 20, October 24,
October 26 and October 30. After they have
sailed, it Is pointed out, half the island of
Cuba will have been entirely evacuated.
General Luque, the commander of the
Spanish troops at Holguln, has assured
the commissioner that if the American
troops happen to arrive at the end of the
month at Eastern port3. before thev are
completely evacuated, the Spanish forces
remaining at those points will bo
camped in separate places.
Earthquake in California.
VISALIA. CAL., Oct. 14. An earthquake
felt here rocked houses on their founda
tions, broke crockery and aroused many
people. The door of a heavy safe was
closed by the shock.
BRIEF BITS OF NEWS.
A postofflco has been established at
Otego, Payne county. O. T., and Fannie A.
Rutherford appointed postmistress.
Governor Scofield has appointed Emil
Giljohan to the office of state insurance
commissioner of Wisconsin In place of W.
A. Frlcke, resigned.
Calvin Fairbanks, the abolitionist. Is dead
at his home In Angelica. N. Y aged S2
years. He was twice sentenced to prison
in Kentucky for violation or the slave
George Wilson Philips, aged 70 years, who
Invented most of the machinery which
was used in the first match factory in
this country, died at Springfield, Mass.,
ATLANTIC STEADIER GOES ASHORE
OFF THE LIZARD.
FRIGHTFUL LOSS OF LIFE
REPORTED THAT OF 20O OX BOARD
ONLY 31 WERE SAVED.
PEOPLE DROWNING LIKE RATS
LIFEBOATS MANAGE TO RESCUE
SOME OF THE PASSENGERS,
Coast Where the Wreck Occnrred Is
Extremely Dnngerocs and Has
Been the Scene of Numerous
Wrecks Details of Dis
aster Difficult to
LONDON, Oct 15. 3:30 a. m. According
to a dispatch just received from Falmouth.
out of 200 persons constituting passengers
and crew of the Mohegan, only thirty-one
have been saved. The vessel has gone
ashore of The Lizard.
LONDON. Oct 13. The Atlantic Trans
port Company's steamer Mohegan, for
merly the Cleopatra, of the Wilson & Fur-ness-Leyland
line, which left London for
New York yesterday, with fifty passengers
and a crew of 150, is ashoro off The Lizard,
between the Manacles and the Lowlands.
It Is rumored there has been great loss
A coast guard message reports that the
passengers are "drowning like rats."
Another account says:
"Bodies are washing ashore, one being
that of a lady, lashed to a plank, with
both legs severed."
Particulars of the disaster are difficult to
obtain. It appears that when the Mohegan
struck, 'a gale was blowing and the sea
was.runnlng high. .
Lifeboats put off from the Lizard and
from Falmouth, one returning filled with
passengers. Several were drowned, how
ever, it Is reported, on the passage of the
lifeboat to the shore.
Another lifeboat saved six persons.
The coast at that point is extremely dan
gerous, and has been the scene of numer
ous wrecks. Some years ago there was a
movement .set on foot to get a light ship
placed there, but it failed.
A dispatch from Falmouth says the Mo
hegan foundered and was probably blown
ashore by the heavy east wind after her
machinery was disabled.
All the Falmouth tugs went out, but none
was able to approach tho vessel.
Later A lifeboat has landed thirty of the
Mohegan's passengers and returned for
more. One lady died after she was brought
It is reported that the position of the
Mohegan is serious and that assistance is
The steamer Mohegan (then the Cleo
patra) arrived at New York on August 12
Nuevo Mondo, a Barcelona comic.
what choico have I?"
last, on her maiden trip from London. She
is a single screw, steel vessel of 4,510 tons
register. 4S0 feet long by fifty-two feet
beam, and about thirty-six feet in depth
of hold. She has (or had) accommoda
tions for 123 passengers and a capacity for
between 7.000 and S.000 tons of" freight and
700 cattle. Her commander is Captain Grif
fiths, commodore of the Atlantic transport
fleet. She Is one of the five vessels re
cently purchased from the Wilson and
Furness-Leyland line by the Atlantic
Transport Company, to replace the Mo
hawk, Mobile. Massachusetts, Michigan
and Mississippi, which were sold to the
United States government to be used as
transports. The other four are the Mani
tou. Marquette, Menominee and Mesaba.
These were formerly the Victoria. Boa
dicea. Alexandra and Winifreda. respect
ively. When renaming the vessels recent
ly, the Atlantic Transport Company desired
to use the names of the five sold to the
government, but were requested by the
government authorities not to do so.
Fire in nil Apartment House.
CLEVELAND. O.. Oct 14. Fire broke
out late this afternoon in the Doan apart
ment house, at the corner of Erie and
Vincent streets. After an hour's hard
work the flames were extinguished. No
one was injured. The wildest excitement
prevailed among the Inmates for a time, a
large number whom by reason of the
dense smoke In the building were forced
to use the fire escape to get out
Tito Atchison Runaway Accidents.
ATCHISON. KAS.. Oct 11. (Special.)
Late this afternoon the team of Theodore
Wolters ran away In Seuth Atchison,
throwing him out and breaking a leg and
an arm and otherwise seriously injuring
him. Another runaway occurred at pre
cisely the same time In the western part
of town, colliding with J. C. Corey's buggy,
throwing him out and seriously injuring
Death List Novr Numbers Three.
IONIA. MICH.. Oct 14. Two more
deaths resulted to-day from the boiler ex
plosion last evening In the Michigan
asylum for criminal insane. The dead now
are Henry Hamlin and James Hand, trusty
Inmates, and Jack Corey, a brick mason.
Lake Ore Barge Sinks.
CHICAGO, Oct 14. The barge Churchill,
loaded with ere. in tow of Majestic from
Duluth. sank in the rough water off Wau
kepan to-day. Captato Patrick Kane, of
Detroit, and Deckhand John Hansen were
drowned. The barge was valued at JlO.Ono.
INDIANS ARE HOLDING OFF.
Want to Pool All Their Troubles Into
One Issue for Settle
ment. WALKER, MINN.. Oct 14. The Indians.
Including the two delegates from the hos
tile camp, have had their council with
Commissioner Jones, but it is hard to see
where any positive progress has been
made. In one respect the authorities prob
ably gained advantage to-day. The In
dians have tried to consolidate all the col
lateral questions in one Issue. The commis
sioner declined to allow It He told the
Indians very plainly that if they would get
together and agree as to what they really
wanted, he would endeavor to settle their
grievances as satisfactorily as possible Tor
the majority under the law: but the men
wanted by the marshal must surrender
-without any regard to the other questions.
"He also eliminated the deputy marshal
question from the discussion by telling the
chief that he had nothing to do with tho
deputies. As a result of the conference
the Indians will get together and agree
upon a definlto statement of what they
want. They will present their claims to
the commissioner before he leaves Walker,
but it is probable that no conclusion will
be reached at once. Flat Mouth and a del
egation will go down to Washington to
sea him later.
NEW YORKERS MUTINOUS.
Get No II rend Because They Can't
Bake It and They Threaten
CAMP MEADE, MIDDLETOWN. PA.,
Oct. 14. The men In the Twentieth New
York regiment are in a state of semi-mutiny,
and threaten trouble if they are not
given better treatment They complain that
they are not properly fed, and that they
were given nothing for dinner yestcrday
but meat and coffee. The men have had
no bread for twenty-four hours because
there is nobody In the regiment who knows
how to use the field ovens, and the chief
commissary officers insist that each regi
ment must bake the bread for its own men.
The New Yorkers have not been paid since
they reached here, the officers being afraid
they will take "French leave" and go home
to visit their friends.
Yonng West Virginian Visiting In
Missouri Drops Suddenly
Oat of Sight.
HAMILTON. MO., Oct. 11. (Special.) S.
S. Sayre, of Jackson county, W. Va., has
disappeared as mysteriously here as if the
earth had swallowed him up. He had been
visiting for some weeks with John Hart
ley, living southeast of here. On the morn
ing of the 3d Inst, he came to town with
his uncle to purchase his ticket to return
to AVest Virginia, having packed his trunk
and made all preparations for the trip.
Since he left his uncle on coming to town
no trace whatever can be found of him.
He was a young man of exemplary habits.
As he had a considerable sum of money
at the'time of his disappearance, foul play
PARDON F0RAN EMBEZZLER.
President McKInley Orders Quarter
muster Young Released From
LEAVENWORTH. KAS., Oct 14. (Spe
cial.) James C. Young, ex-quartermaster
Twentieth Kansas volunteers, was released
from the federal prison to-day, he having
received a full pardon from tho president.
Young was convicted of embezzlement of
company funds at San Francisco and was
sentenced to one year in the United States
penitentiary at Fort Leavenworth. He ar
rived at the prison August 11. but declared
that he would be a free man within slxty
days. He claimed that during his trial it
had not been shown that he had used any
of the funds, but had acted in a legitimate
manner. Young left for his home at Hutch
inson this afternoon.
Drove Cnttlc to the Klondike.
SEATTLE, AYASH.. Oct. 14.-Arthur D.
Spiers, of New York, has arrived here from
Alaska, where he went as a member of the
Pat Galvin expedition, which drove 1.0Q
head of beef cattle over the Dalton trail
to Fort Selkirk, where they were butcher
ed and Shipped to Dawson. Only six head
died on the drive. At Dawson the meat
sold at 11.25 a pound retail and 55 cents
Belle Meade Sale Closes.
NASHVILLE. TENN.. Oct. 11. The sale
at Belle Meade closed to-day. Sixteen
driving horses, thirty-one ponies and seven
head of Jersey cattle sold for $4,275. prices
being fair. The three days" sales amount
to $27,5G5. The highest prices bid were $7,500
for Tulla Blackburn and $1,100 for Madame
Reel, brood mares. Buyers attended from
Mrs. Sherman's Condition.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 14. The condition
of Mrs. Sherman, wife of ex-Secretary of
State John Sherman, Is reported to be
slightly Improved to-day. She passed a
fair night and has recovered consciousness,
though she has not yet spoken to those
about her. Her condition hi still very critical.
AINST THEM ALL
BELIEVED THAT ALLEGED TRAIX
ROBBERS ARE INDICTED.
PROSECUTOR LOWE TALKS
SAYS A FUND nAS BEEN RAISED TO
Does Xot Believe It Would Be Possible
to Convict a. Train Robber In,
This County Detectives
Still Searching for the"
There is little doubt that true bills of.
Indictment were found against Jesse James.
Jr.. and Andy Ryan yesterday by the grand
jury on the charge of robbing the Missouri
Pacific train near Leeds on the night of
September 23. The vote Is given as 10 to 2.
Three others were also Indicted, but their
Identity la unknown. They are. presum
ably, Charles Polk. Caleb Stone, and tho
mysterious sixth man whom the police are
keeping in hiding. No report was made on
the case, but the information as to the
findings of the Jury was obtained from
sources which cannot be doubted.
The train robbery case occupied the at.
tention of the twelve men until 3 o'clock
in the afternoon, when the last evidence
was introduced, and that body went Into
executive session. A full hour was spent
before there was a verdict reached In the
matter. On the first ballot the vote stood
S to 4 in favor of the indictment and there
were a dozen ballots taken without a
change. There was a great deal of argu
ment on the case, and finally the two more
votes were brought around and the indict
ments were found.
A Mass of Evidence.
A perfect mass of evidence was presented
to the jury yesterday in the case. Every
detective and official who has had any
thing at all to do with It was before that
body at some time or other. The entire
field wa3 again gone over. There was not
a point left uncovered. Confessor Lows
was before the Jury a number of times.
Ho seems to be regaining his equanimity.
The authorities appear to be satisfied wltn,
the condition of affairs, and are making
little exertion to Improve their evidence on
the case. They firmly believe that they
have enough to secure a conviction of most
of the men who have been charged with
The grind Jury will hardly make a re
port of Its actions until Monday. Tolay
it will adjourn to examine the jails both l
here and at Independence. Monday It will r
make Its ffnal report and be discharged.
Notwithstanding the fact that the author
ities are so positive of securing the convic
tion of the men who are charged with rob
bing the Missouri Pacific train, there are
many things about the present standing of
tho case that look decidedly peculiar.
Charles Polk and Caleb Stone are Implicat
ed by the confession of Lowe and by evi
dence procured by the police. Andy Ryan
Is locked up and Jesse James Is out on bail.
Polk and Stone are at their homes and are
at perfect liberty to go where they please.
It Is rather peculiar that these men have
not been arrested and placed In confinement
If they are the guilty parties that the police
say they are.
An Important Point.
There was little new evidence that
cropped out In tho case yesterday. Be
fore the grand jury Engineer Slocumb
stated that ho knew the man on the en
gine was Lowe all the time. He had rec
ognized him at once. Lowe formerly fired
The one particular point upon which the
authorities are now working is the procur
ing of evidence to show that the men who
are charged with the job could have been
on the scene of the holdup and returned
to their homes In the time that they claim,
they were there. The same horse and
buggy which are said to have been used
were taken over the scene yesterday, and It
was demonstrated conclusively that Jesse
James could have left his home at 9 o'clock
or after, driven to the scene of the holdup,
taken part In It. and returned to his home
end be In bed by U o'clock. This seems
almost impossible to believe, but It was
found to be true. The home of the sus
pected boy, near where the start Is said
to have been made. Is but a few miles from
the Missouri Pacific tracks, and the roads
leading to It are all of the finest kind.
One weak point In the confession of Lowe
which is attracting particular attention is
his apparent ignorance of the names of
several of the men whom he claims were
Implicated with him. It Is argued, and upon
grounds that seem very reasonable, that
men who would plan and execute a train
robbery would certainly know with whom
they were associated. Lowe talks very
glibly In his confession of the "tall man"
and the "man they called Evans." and he
did not seem to know any more than that
Jesse Jnntes' Letter.
The letters found upon Lowe by the offi
cers and said to be from Jesse James and
John Kennedy have little to do with the
caso other than to furnish clues. They
are of comparatively little importance. The
one which Is signed by Jesse James con
tains nothing more than the appointment
of a meeting, and the one from Kennedy
was written when that much advertised
suspect was confined In the county jail.
It Is a request for Lowe to come and see
him. Lowe was one of Kennedy's 'wit
nesses in his preliminary hearing on the
charge of murdering Anna Schumacher.
Jim Cole, the attorney for John Ken
nedy, Is very wroth with the authorities
for connecting his name In any way with,
tne holdup, and threatens all sorts of ven
geance upon anyone who Is not very dire
ful what he says In regard to this. Tha
fact that Cole was found near the scene
of the robbery with a shotgun the day
after the robbsry has led the authorities
to investigate the matter very closely.
The lawyer's close connection with nearly
all of the men who arc accused of the
crime has caused him to be looked upon
with no very favorable eye by the detect
ives and authorities. Attorney Cole called
at the county Jail yesterday and was not
at all sparing In his denunciation of the
men who have been quoted In connecting
hti name with the robbery, even by im
plication. Colo denounced Lowe in no choice lan
guage, and laughed at the story that Lowe
Is, said to have told In regard to the brib
ing of the Jury in the trial of John Ken
nedy for robbing the Chicago & Alton
train. Cole abused, everyone connected