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B. If. ADAMS, I-.-.iltn!iT.
OArE OIRAET5EAC MI-S J'KI.
It is reported that the religious orders
in Manila are selling' their property to
a Hong Kong syndicate.
A London dispatch, on the 1st, said:
'Great Britain is beginning to be
alarmed lest the fate of Hicks Pasha
has befallen the Anglo-Egyptian army
under the sirdar. Sir Herbert Kitch
ener." Delegates from the Hong Kong in
surgent junta are to have an interview
with United States Consul Williams,
and it is thought this possibly may re
sult in a settlement of the insurgent
Orders will soon be issued lor the
abandonment of Camp Wikoff, Jlun
tauk Point, X. Y. The volunteers will
be sent to their homes, on furlough,
and the regulars distributed to their
Solemn thanksgiving services were
held in all the churches in Amsterdam
as well as throughout Holland, on the
31st, upon the occasion of Queen Wil
helmina attaining her majority and
ascending the throne.
Gen. Zurlicden, military governor of
I'aris, has accepted the ministry of
war in succession to M. Cavaignac, re
signed. Gen. Zurlinden was a mem
ber of the Uibot cabinet which went
out of otliee October -'3, la'.5.
The gold reserve in the L'nited States
treasury reached the highest point in
its history, on the 2d, with a total re
serve of 521U.3W.3T-J. The highest pre
vious amount was S'-MS.UJU.uuu, which
was recorded in March, ISiS.
At a special conference of the rep
resentatives of the Adams, American
and L'nited States express companies,
in Chicago, on the 2d, it was decided
that the companies would hereafter
pay the expenses of the war tax.
The Spanish transport Covadonga.
which sailed from Santiago de Cuba
mi August l'J, with 2,143 soldiers, M'J
Spanish officers, 44 women and 45 chil
dren, a total of 2,:t4ii passengers, ar
rived safely at Santauder, Spain, ou
Nine new cases of yellow fever were
reported by the board of health from
Omvood, Miss., ou the 3d. One case
had developed at Waterford, a small
village live miles east of Water Valley.
Tiie hoard regarded the situation as
James Kyan, who lives in Jersey
City, X. J., was overcome by the heat
at his breakfast table on the fLh.
His wife called in a physician, and
while the doctor was trying to restore
the man to consciousness, Mrs. llyan
became much agitated, suddenly col
1apsing, and died of heart failure.
A conservative estimate of the num
ber of visitors at the Frontier celebra
tion at Cheyenne, Wyo., ou the 5th, is
placed at 1U.OUU. The parade, which
included Buffalo Kill's Wild West show
and Uoats representing all of the busi
ness houses in the city, had never be
fore been approached in Cheyenne.
The official announcement is made
that the interest ou the four per cent.
L'nited States bonds, due October 1,
will be anticipated; that coupons will
be paid off September 10, on presenta
tion, and the interest checks on the
registered bonds will be sent about
September M for immediate payment.
On the 31st President McKinley ap
pointed C. I. Woodward, a professor
in Columbia university, as one of the
commissioners to represent this gov
ernment at the Paris exposition. The
title is that of assistant commissioner
general, and the position is one of
trust and lequring great executive
Gen. I). S. Stanley, president of the
Army of the Cumberland, announced,
ou the 4th, that the executive commit
tee of the organization had decided
that the annual meeting, which was to
have taken place at Detroit, the 21st,
will be postponed uutil September,
ls'.i'J, many of the active members be
ing engaged in the war.
Gen. Jaudenes, ad interim governor
of the Philippine islands, replying to
the Spanish government's request for
iu formation as to the true situation of
affairs in the archipelago, reported
that to assure the re-establishment of
Spanish sovereignty over the islands
would require a permanent army of
60.000 men, a fleet and endless quanti
ties of materials.
After a great battle, in which the
dervishes "were mowed down like
grass.'' their losses in dead and wounded
reaching thousands, while the Anglo
Egyptian losses were but 200 in killed
and wounded, the sirdar. Gen. Sir
Herbert Kitchener, with the kalifa's
black standard, captured daring the
battle, entered Omduriuan, the capital
of Mahdiam, ou the 2d.
President McKinley was on the bal
cony of the Fifth Avenue hotel, in New
York, on the 2d, fanning himself with
bis hat when the naval reserves from
the Yankee passed. He jumped to his
feet and clapped his hands, and when
the tars presented arms, bowed in
answer to their salute. The sailors
were surprised and delighted at being
reviewed by the president.
The refusal of Senor Leon y Castillo,
the Spanish ambassador to France, to
serve on the Spanish peace commis
sion, on the ground that he could not
participate owing to the non-participation
of Gen. Horace Porter, the
' United States ambassador to France,
was accepted by the cabinet on the 4th
in st. If Senor Monterro Rio accepts a
place on the Spanish commission, he I
will be nominated as president 1
I SEPTEMBER 1 898.
THE SEWS IS BRIEF.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
The A. Geisel Manufacturing Co.'s
plant, on the northwest corner of Clark
avenue and Second street. St. Louis,
was totally destroyed by fire that
started shortly before midnight on the
1st. The losw was estimated tobeSHO,
000 SIUO.OUO on stock, SI-'.OJO on tools
and machinery and $4 .00)on building.
At a meeting of the directors of the
Pacific Cable Co., iu New York, on the
1st, plans were considered for estab
lishing cable communication with the
Philippines, the Asiatic coast. Japan
and Australia, via Hawaii. Surveys
for a duplicate cable via Sitka and the
Aleutian islands were ordered.
The schooner Sophia Sutherland,
which left San Francisco IS mouths
ago with a party of treasure seekers
for the Solomon islands, has returned
with a cargo of cocoauuts. The men
were deceived by the projector of the
enterprise, L. P. Soreiison, wiio was
pat ashore on one of the islands.
The battleship Iowa was gotten into
the new dry dock at the New York
navy yard on the 1st. lier bottom was
in fairly good condition.
The American Microscopical society
finished up its business at Syracuse,
X. Y., on the 1st, devoting the after
noon to pleasure.
The bankruptcy, in Loudon, of E. I).
MeConky is announced, with liabilities
estimated at Slr0, 000. lie was formerly j
a railroad contractor in New York, j
ami failed iu Haitiuiorcduring the tear j
While attempting to rescue the sail-
ors of an Italian bark, oil' Tybcc. (.!., j
during the storm, on the 31st, Lieut. ,
Morgan, United States engineer corps,
and six regular soldiers were drowned.
Nicholas J. Shannon, one of the Chi-
cago police ollicers who. on May 1, IssO, j
heiped to quell the I hi v market riot, '
died iu that city on the 1st. The '
cause of death was undoubtedly due to
many wounds he received from the
fragments of the bomb thrown by the
Ex-Mayor Fritz H. T'.vitehell, one
of the most prominent cilizonsof li.ith.
Me., a member of Gov. Powers' coun
cil, and well known iu business circles
iu Maine and Massachusetts, is a eon-
fessed embezzler. The amount of the ;
embezzlement is placed at iiio.ooo, but i
it may exceed that amount.
Commissioner of Pensions 11. Clay I
Evans has issued an order prohibiting
the sending of pension checks to "gen- I
eral delivery." The intention of the
department i.s to have all such checks i
delivered at the individual local ad- :
dress of the pensioners.
The French people now believe that :
Capl. Dreyfus will be brought home, :
unless he is murdered beforehand '
through the instrumentality of those j
who dread his revelations. If he I
reaches Franc" alive lie may expect j
restoration to his rank in the army, as !
may also his champion. Col. Picquart. ,
Mrs. Surah Shankeiiberger has been ;
arrested at Frankfort, hid., charged !
with murder in having systematically j
poisoned her daughter-in-law. whose '
husband was in the navy, on board
the cruiser Minneapolis, lie arrived
home on the 1st. ;
Gov. Tanner of Illinois, on the 1st, i
ref usi d to send troops to l'ana. ou the j
ropiest of Sheriff Cobum. on the
ground that lie was opposed to the im-.
portation of outside labor into the state .
which must depend upon the army of j
the state for protection while at work.
The auxiliary cruisers St. Paul ami i
St. Louis, at Cramps' shipyards. Phil j
adelphia. were returned to the Inter- '
national Navigation Co. by the govern- j
meat on the 2d. j
An imperial decree has been issued j
summoning the Austrian reiclisrath to
meet on September 20.
The statement of the condition of
the treasury, issued oa the 2d,
Bhowed: Available cash balance, S-90,-548.912;
gold reserve. S219.320.372.
Gen. Cassius M. Clay, of Kentucky,
has sued for a divorce from his girl
wife. Dora Richardson Clay. In his
petition he asks that the defendant be
restored to her maiden name and given
all proper relief, which is supposed to
mean that he intends to provide a lib
The Bertram ship yards at Toronto,
Ont., have been destroyed by fire. The
steamer City of Toronto, in the final
stages of construction by the Her tram
company, was saved with great difli
cult3'. The loss is placed at about 870,
000. An agitation is growing in Yoko
hama, out of the purchase by the gov
ernment of four trunk railroads, and
reports are revived that the govern
ment intends to raise a foreign loan of
8s0. 000,000 iu order to complete public
Failures for the week ended on the
3d, as reported by K. G. Dun & Co.,
were, for the United States, 171, against
191 for the corresponding week last
year; for Canada the failures were 22,
against 2S for last year
The international conference at Que
bec, adjourned, on the 2J, until Sep
Private Alex. La Duke, Co. I. Second
Wisconsin volunteers, has been placed
in the federal prison at Leavenworth,
Kas., to remain for life, for the mur
der of Private Thomas Stafford, of the
Thirteenth United States infantry, in
a saloon row at Ponce, Porto Rico.
Mai nuer, of the United Stales en
gineer corps, has removed 56 of the G3
mines or torpedoes put in Sau Fran
cisco bay at the outbreak of the war
with Spain. He is experiencing some
difficulty in locating the remaining
six mines, as they had dragged their
Frank, George and Mabel Ferguson,
aged 24. 19 aud 14, respectively, were
drowned at Stamford, Conn., on the
3d, by the upsetting of a row boat in a
pond, about a mile off Norton islands.
On the recommendation of the Swedish-Norwegian
council. King Oscar has
notified the czar of his acceptance of
the invitation to send delegates to a
According to advices from Iloilo,
Gen. Rios, governor of the Vizcayas,
is arresting and shooting suspected
persons, including prominent natives
The United States transport Missis
sippi sailed from Ponce, Porto U:co, on
the 3d, for New York, having on board
the Pennsylvania cavalry and artil
lery. Canadian Pacific railway earnings
for the week ended the 31st were 718,
000; for the same period last year the
earnings were SOSl.OitO; increase, $34,
000. The Memphis (Tenn.) board ol
health, on the 4th, instituted a gen
eral qua ran line against the fever-infected
points in Mississippi, and it
applies to the country generally. No
persons, not citizens temporarily ab
sent, will be permitted to enter the
city on any railroad, steamboat or dirt
The story from Havana that Gen.
l'audo, the former commander of the
Sp.n:ih troops at Manzanillo, had sp
ent ly tied from Cuba on the French
steamship Notre Dame dn Saint for
Spain with 12.oiio.noo francs, is proved
to be unfounded, us the general ar
rived ai New York, on the steamer
Phi.udciphiii. on the 4th.
Indians arriving at Dauphin. Mani
toba, from the far north, report meet
ing an Eskimo, who told of the appear
ance among them of a strango man
who ii sceinicd from the clouds ou the
shores of Hudson bay. The opinion
among the whites is that the man is
Andrei-, the arctic explorer.
Nee. "l ork has been sulTering from
intense heat as well as the rest of the
coiiiitrv. On the !ih there were 4'i
deaths triiiii beat prostral ion in llie
diluet embraced in Greater New
Gen. Shatter is ont of the detention
camp, somewhat improved in health.
Th.: large ocean-going tug Plymouth
arrived, on the nth. at New York from
Santiago alter a fast run of 4 days and
13 hoars. The Plymouth towed two
pontoons from Staplcto:i, Staten Isl
and, stopping at Norfolk, Ya., or two
other.-. The four pontoons were an
chored iu Santiago harbor, and Hit
Plymouth returned to New York.
A crowded trolley car of the Troy
City Railroad Co. was struck by a Dela
ware .V Hudson special at a crossing in
Colioes. N. Y., on the fth. cut iu two
aud utterly demolished. Eighteen
persons were killed and, of the others
in the car at least ten were fatally in
jured. A severe wind, rain and hail storm,
on the night of the 4th. did damage to
the extent of 550.1 it mi in an area three
miles wide and 12 miles ioiig, six miles
north of Webster City, la.
Tiie corporation of Dublin ha
elected as swordbearcr James Egan. of
New York, who was recently released
from prison after 15 years' penal servi
tude for treason felony.
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
The contest over the wi'l of Adolpli
Sutro was filed in San Francisco, on
the 0th. Edgar E. Sutro, one of the
six children, represents the family ia
an endeavor to have the will set aside.
The most important allegation iu the
petition is to the effect that the de
ceased millionaire uusof unsound mind
at the time of the execution of his will.
May 2, 1SS.'. and so remained to the
day of his death.
A dispatch from Candia, Island of
Crete, dated the 0th, says: "Candia i.s
in a state of anarchy. A collision be
tween Cue Mussulmans, who were
demonstrating against European con
trol . aud the liritish authorities, v. ho
have been installing Christians as rev
enue officials, culminated to-day iu
bloody fighting between the Mussul
mans and the British troops."1
Among the fatalities in the Austrian
Alps lately one case, that of a newly-
married couple, was particularly sad.
The bride lost her footing aud fell; the
rope broke aud she went to destruc
tion. The husband deliberately threw
himself after and was killed. A gen
tleman who visited the spot two days
later lost his balance and fell, being
Mr. W. H. Damsel, of Chicago, a
member of the board of managers of
the Adams Express Co., says that the
report that the express companies have
decided to pay the war tax is not true,
and that no conference has been held
between the officials of the Adams,
American and United States express
The populist national convention at
Cincinnati, got into such a row, on the
Glh, that the manager of the Lyceum
ordered them to leave the hall, fearing
the destruction of his property. Order
was finally restored by the Butler fac
tion bolting and leaving the hall.
The Spanish government has re
quested of the United States the priv
ilege of sending a few small gunboats
to certain of the Philippine islands
where the insurgents are particularly
active, with a view to maintaining
Spanish sovereignty there.
The statement of the condition of
the treasury, issued on the Cth, showed
available cash balance. $."J3,5Jl,42u;
gold reserve, S223,tS32,S37.
Andrew D. White, the United States
ambassador to Berlin, has gone on a
trip down the Rhine, to occupy about
In a great fire at Maddaloni. near
Caserta, Italy, on the 6th, seven men,
two women and two children lost their
Maj.-Gen. Brooke Completes Two
Thirds of His Journey
Across the Island.
IS RECEIVED WITH JQY EVERYWHERE.
No Display or III-Feellng, but Spaniards
and Americana Fraternize mnd Ex
change Button as Souvenirs Our Sol
diers and Homes a Cause of Wonder to
fan. Juan, Porto Rico. Sept. 6.
Maj.-Gen. John R. Brooke, his staff
and escort have completed two-thirds
of their journey across the island to
this city. The march has been like a
march through a friendly territory.
On Saturday Gen. Brooke stopped at
Cayey. Sunday he reached Caguas, 20
miles from here. Yesterday afternoon
he entered Rio Pedras, one of the aris
tocratic suburbs of San Juan, where
he will establish his headquarters.
Gen. Brooke accepted the hospitality
of Capt.-Gen. Macias, who graciously
offered the use of his private residence.
The column, though small, is impos
ing and making a deep impression.
As it wound its way over stately
mountains, covered to their summits
with coffee and tobacco plantations
aud through broad savannahs and
valleys, Geu. Brooke, with his chief
of staff, rode at the head of the col
umn. The natives, who had news of
the coming of the Americans, lined the
roads, their actions showing their
pleasure, although there was no dem
onstration. At intervals along the
way the Spanish soldiers of the guard
civil presented arms as our troops
At Cayey aud Cagnas the Spanish
commanders received Gen. Brooke
with marked courtesies. The Spanish
buglers gave the nourishes iu honor of
a major-general on our arrival. The
infantry and cav.ilry companies were
visited by the Spanish soldiers.
There was no display whatever ol
ill feeling and the Spaniards and
Americans mingled freely, fraternizing
uud exchanging buttons as souvenirs.
Already many of the American soldiers
are but toilless.
Spanish Hags flew at Ci.vcy and
Caguas, but us guests in an enemy's
country we showed no colors save the
Our stalwart soldiers and massive
horses cause ceaseless wonder to the
natives, accustomed to men of small
stature and nimble-footed little ponies.
Gen. Brooke will have arrived here
in advance of the American commis
sioners, who are expected here Wednes
day on the Seneca. The City of Cadiz,
the Spanish transatlantic liner, arrived
yesterday morning from Coruaua, the
Erst ship direct from Spain to reach
here since the termination of hostili
ties. She carries the Spanish mails, is
bound for Havana, and will then pro
ceed to Norfolk.
The French liner Notre Dime do
rjlut. which was to embark the first
nstailiuent of Spanish troops for
Spain, consisting of llie sick in the
hospitals and a few Spanish ollicers,
went aground on entering the harbor
yesterday, (ecu. Brooke, upon his ar
rival at Rio Piedras, will be received
by Col. Piuo, the local commander
A PERTINENT INQUIRY.
Secretary Alger Wauttt the Fcts, If Any,
I' pou Which Corfu in Damaging
Kit mors are Founded
Washington, Sopt. 6. Secretary AI
jrr st 1 1 1 the following order to Mou
iauU I'oint yesterday:
Washirurt'n, Sept. 5.
Th Cnmra n .In?-?enir-il. Mmtauk Point;
The New York World, of about the 2.-th ultimo,
publish' a statement of the death of Privat
IliU'h larrtU, of the Kichth regular, in wliu h
:t is th;irttl that he herfed of Uoetor t-:
take him to the hospital, the dnetor notittf.!
him that t,ie hospital was for sick men, aud It
is ivponed that I'arn-U died that night.
T'lis a.voutit is s.mt ins Kepreatativf
jrosvenor. of Ohio, Trim says th-rre is rT;at
iiidjt'uation ia hi-; communitr oer th;, ca-t
ind if it is as reported. tare sho.i! I be. I
visa an in jury im uc ltately in-ititutjd and
trport ma le to me.
I umlerstand one Serpent Kich. of sam cou
pany or rejriinent, is uaJer arrest fur having
jompiained of this matter. I hi ye heir I uiu.'l
jf the neglect of the mm. muji o! t.i.!i nj
lonht is fictitious, but if there Is any t tun la
lion for this statement, or if there are any men
ill in the rjrulars in their tents that are not
provided for. 1 wish to know the reason why.
And. at once, tiie names of the officers in com
mand of the regiment and company in eact
case. K A. ALGER.
Secretary of War.
GEN. NUNEZ RETURNS.
Why the Spanish Authorities la Cabs Males
It Hard to Supply Food to Saf
Washington, Sept. 6. Gen. Nunez,
of the Cuban army, has returned to
j Washington, having been on an expe
! dition which took supplies to the Cu
bans, lie left this country before the
war was closed, and landed at several
places and delivered his supplies.
(icu. Nunez reports a great deal ot
distress among the Cubans, and says it
will be still greater on account of the
inability of the Cubans to forage aud
raid various places where they for
merly obtained supplies.
Camp TVlkoff, Moatauk Point, Visited by
the Margeon General.
Camp Wikoff, Montauk Point, N. V.,
Sept. G. Surgeon-General Sternberg
arrived here yesterday from Washing
ton to see for himself how the camp
looked and to inquire into the sani
tary arrangements. Gen. Sternberg
last night said that he. had visited the
hospitals and found their condition
excellent. lie considered the camp
site had been well chosen. He was
gratified by all be htd seen. He saij
he had not come on a special mission,
bat simply on a visit of ordinary in
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
Col. John 11. Cook, at his home, two
miles south of Morrisville, I'olk coun
ty, lie was "JO years old. Col. Cook
distinguished himself in the Mexican
war, and at the beginning of the civil
John Mctiee, aged S2, a resident of
Pettis county for 45 years.
Fees anil Corporation Taxes.
Following is a statement of state
fees and tax corporations received
during August, and turned into the
state treasury by Secretary of State
Lesueur: Notarial commissions, S1T5;
miscellaneous fees, SJl'i.55; tax on cap
ital of domestic corporations, S4.SJ5;
tax on capital of foreign corpora
tions, 5223; land department fees, $19;
recording railroad contracts, $S3.40;
fees for exuining banks, $SGG.50. To
Supt. Kd Orcar turned into the state
treasury during August the sum of
$1,270.45, fees collected during August,
$4447.73 iu excess of the amount col
lected for the corresponding month
Lived In St. LoaU K!ghtr-Two Yearn.
Mis. Caroline Lyle, who had lived in
St. Louis continuously for 82 years,
died recently, the result of injuries
received in a fall. She was 83 years
and 2 months old. Her father con
ducted a brick yard at Seventh and
Walnut, and when a child she gath
ered blackberries where the Planters
hotel is located. She witnessed the
growth of St. Louis from the time it
was a little village in the territory of
Missouri until it attained its present
position as the metropolis of the Mis
sissippi valley, and met with experi
ences which it is hard for the present
general ion to understand.
Thought lliiimelf a ilurilen.
(ieorge A. Sellinan. the oldest mem
ber of a well-known family, commit
ted suicide at the home of his soa. Kr
nest. at 1.VJ0 South Uroadway. lie was
81 years old, and had been for some
time despondent over the fact that he
was ur.alile to do anything to help
support the family. This was. of
course, childishness, ns his son and
grandchildren are well provided for,
but it was impossible to make him lie
lieve that he was not a burden to the
family, and he worried over this until
he finally resolved to put himself out
if the way.
Died at Santiago.
Harry A. Hiss-lion", son of (iustav Ilis
ihoiT.trrasurcr :f the Missouri Dressed
ileef and Provision Co., St. I.ouis. died
of e;!ov fever at Santiago de Cuba,
August :U. He enlisted in the Second
cavalry. Troop V, volunteers, on May
12. and on the following day left St.
Louis for the front. Ills mother vis
ited Montauk. Long Island, expecting
to mee t hi in on his return home. As
sl;e failed to meet or hear from him
she returned home, and Mr. I'isehoff
nu t her at the union station and in
formed her of the death of their sou.
State Labor Commissioner Kozelle
has completed the tabulation of the
statistice of manufactures, being the
reports of the operations of Missouri's
manufacturers during 18i7, and the
net results show a very gratifying im
provement over 1SVI0. Reports were re
ceived from almost l.d Kl of the leading
manufacturers of the state, represent
ing all of the important industries.
The total value of all the goods manu
factured by these firms in 1897 was
$104.04(l.:i02, an increase of $1.1.500.000
ltad Storm In Nod-iray.
The northwestern part of Nodaway
county was visited by a severe storm
a few days ago. Residents of the vi
cinity declare that hailstones as large
as baseball:; (they are modest enough
to syy small balls) fell. Great dam
age was done to crops.
Itroken Its Kecord.
The total clearings of the St. Louis
clearinghouse for the S months ended
August 31. 1S. were S;29.37'J.24!', as
compared with S80G.7G1.37S for the cor
responding period of 18J7. The clear
inghouse haa broken its record.
Enthusiastically Welcomed Home.
The First regiment. Missouri volun
teers, has returned to St. Louis from
Cbickamnugn. The boys received an
enthusiastic reception at the union
station from officials. friends and thou
sands of citizens.
Homestead Lands In Missouri.
There were on July 1. 189S, 49S.204
acres of laud iu Missouri subject to
homestead entry. From July 1,1897,
to July 1,1893,42,197 acres were en
tered in this state.
Missouri's funr Apple Crop.
The apple crop of Missouri this year
is only 15 per cent, of the yield in
former years. Poor apples are al
ready commanding a good price in St.
Decline of Klver Traffic.
It is said that not a Missouri river
steamboat has made regular trips from
St. Louis up the Missouri as far as Jef
ferson City in more than two years.
For Hunters and Anglers.
Keports from various parts of Mis
souri indicate a good season in pros
pect for hunters and anglers. City
sportsmen are getting ready.
To Welcome Them Home.
A committee of citizens has been
named by the mayor of St. Louis to
formulate plans for welcoming return
'ng Missouri volunteers.
He Was Convicted.
Hev. Dr. Carroll, the St. Joe Meth
odist minister accused of immorality.
was convicted by the conference com-
nittce at Memphis.
Wants Damages for a Fall.
Patrick Presley has brought suit
igainst the city of Sidatiu, for I5.UJJ
damages for falling upon an altered
IB 111 flE
How the News of the Alleged Dis
aster was Received at
CAME BY LETTER FROM JUNEAU, ALASKA
The Vessels Involved are the Jeannle, '
port. Fearless and. Perhaps the Belaena,.
Grampus, Ilelona, Karwbale and Mary
D. Uume-CapU Downing Doesn't Re
port Any Loss of Life,
San Francisco, Sept. 7. A special to
the Examiner from Seattle says that
the news of disaster to the Arctic
whaling fleet, came in the following
letter from Capt. J. C. Downing of the
steamer Wolcott, to Austin Claiborne,,
the local agent of the Pacific Steam
Capt. Downing' Letter.
"Juneau,Aug.29. 1 arrived from the
westward this evening. The latest
from the Arctic is that all the vessels
that were caught in the ice were lost.
Mason (captain of the Jeannie) is
crazy. I obtained the above informa
tion from Capt. Ned Lennon, pilot of
the gunboat Wheeling.
Signed C. DOWNING."
This letter came via th steamship
Al Ki, which arrived from Juneaa
The Vessels Canght.
Mr. Claiborne believes that only the
whaling vessels originally caught in
the ice about Point Harrow were de
stroyed. These included the Wander
er, .lessie II. Freeman, Helvidere, Orca,
Kosario, Newport, Fearless and Jean
nie. Kev. Sheldon Jackson, who returned
on the Koanoke, reported that the Hel
videre got out and reached Port Clar
ence, where she coaled August 4. from
the bark J. D. Peters. She then re
turned to Point Harrow. The Helvi
dere's oflicers also told Mr. Jackson
that the Kosario had been crushed in
the ice, and that the Wanderer had
extricated herself and moved on to the
vicinity of Herschel island.
Two Vessels Were Destroyed Last Fall.
As the Orca and the Jessie If. Free
man were destroyed last fall, it would
appear that the only vessels remain
ing at the mercy of the ice floes and
jams were the Jeannie, Newport and
Hut besides the eight vessels named,
there were the Hclaena, Grampus. He
lona, Narwhale and Mary 1). Hume re
maining in that part of the Arctic.
Crushed by the Ire Kreak t'p.
Capt.Kdwin Goodall of the San Fran
cisco, who came down on the Al Ki.
said: "Cant. Downing told me that
' the fleet was destroyed in the ice
I break-up. He got his information
j from Pilot Lennon. of tlic l'nited
States gunboat Wheeling. Lennon was
told of the disaster at Kotebue sound.
Downing heard of no lives being lost,
and I suppose no deaths occurred.
The Loss Is Heavy.
The Pacific Steam Whaling Co.
owned all the whalers of the Arctic
fleet save the Helvidere, which was the
property of Win. Lewis, of New Red
ford, Mass., and the Ilosario and Fear
less, belonging to James McKenna. of
San Francisco. Abent Clailmrne states
that the vessels, with a whaling outfit .
were valued at $100,000 each. ,
THIkTY-FIVE MEN DROWNED..
Two Spans of a New Bridge Co Down al
Hogansburg, N. Y.. with Aw
Plattsburg, N. Y., Sept. 7. Two
spans of the new bridge at Hogans
burg went down yesterday afternoon.
It is reported that 35 men were
drowned. The Disaster Described by an F.yewltness.
Cornwall, Ont, Sept. 7." An eyewit
ness of the fall of the New York & .
Ottawa railroad bridge, says he was.
sitting on the bank of the river watch
ing the workmen above him, when
there came a fearful crash. Two spans
of the bridge collapsed, and the
immense mass of timber and,
iron dropped. Then he saw
bodies coming to the surface and the -work
of rescue began. This was help--lessly
inadequate, there being only a .
few boats in the vicinity, and very few
men who would undertake to swimout -into
the turbulent waters. Many who
might have been saved were drowned
before help could reach them.
Mangled bodies came to the surface
for a moment and then passed out of
sight. Even those who were got to
land alive were in such a condition
that many died on the way to the hos
pital. Some had their backs broken,,
other both legs, while others were-,
crushed by the heavy irons.
About 50 of the men employed on the
span were Americans who came here-,
to work for the Phcenix HridgeCo. .
The remainder were mostly Indians
who acted as assistants. Every man
on the division went down with the
wreck. Many of those who escaped
climbed up the iron work which still,
rested on the piers at either end.
The scene around the Hotel Dieu,
where the wounded and dying vvare
taken, is heartrending.
THE UNITED KINGDOM.
The loftiest cliff on the coast of Eng
land1 is Beachy head, the height of
About 40,000 people without home
are nightly sheltered in the commea
lodging houses of London.
It is claimed for Netley hospital that.
It is the longest building in England,
being nearly a quarter of a mile long.
Great Britain's volunteer force of
240,000 is maintained at a cost of un
der $4,000,000 a Tear less than S2(l a .