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CAPE GIRARDEAU. MISSOURI
It is rumored in Paris that Capt. 3
Dreyfus has been transferred from the : 4j
Isle de Diable to Cayejuie, where he j
awaits a steamer to Fry nim 10
French or Algerian pott.
A sanitary bcATl, with an American
at its head,
been established in
ioT.;ia A fnms of nhvsieians are
superintending sanitary work in all 1
the districts of the city and vicinity. I
To a number of interested callers at
the White House, on the 3d, President I
McKinley took occasion to reiterate
his determination to have . no more
troops mustered out for the present.
President McKinley has signified
his willingness to address a gathering
composed exclusively of railroad em
ployes during his presence in Chicago
to participate in the peace jubilee fes
tivities. A Paris dispatch intimates that
President Faure will resign and seek
re-election on an anti-revision plat
form, and that in the event of success
he will at once dismiss the Brisson
Sealing in Retiring sea, owing to
past wholesale slaughter, has already
become so unprofitable that the seal
ers would gladly sell their ships and
quit the business if they could see
their way out of it.
It is estimated that the total hop
crop of the state of Washington will
be between 27.000 and 30,000 bales.
Work of picking has begun, and a
considerable portion of the crop has
already been contracted for.
Although the majority for prohibi
tion throughout the Dominion of
Canada is about 18.000, even the prohi- ,
bition papers consider it too small to
influence the government to attempt
to enact prohibition lgislation.
Col. John Hay was sworn into of
fice as secretary of state on the 30th.
The ceremony took place in the presi
dent's room at the White House, and
the oath of office was administered by
Justice Harlan, of the supreme court.
ri -1 . , . T 1 . . fl, .Inn fvmn
the principal hotels of St. Louis, and !
.U..-..1 rn mnnr nf thp business i
houses, in honor of a large delegation
of Mexican business men who are vis
iting that city on business and pleas
The president has appointed Dr,
David .1. Hill, of Rochester, X. Y., first j
assistant secretary of state, to succeed
John liassett Moore, resigned. Dr.
Hill is president of the Rochester uni
versity, is a scholarly gentlemen, and
is particularly known through his
knowledge of international law.
The state department has given its
assent, through the American consul
at Apia. Samoa, to the return to Sa
moa, after an exile of ten years, of
the former king, Mataafa. It is as
sumed that this chief is to be made
king, to succeed the late King Malie
toa, who died about a month ago.
The steamer Fastnet arrived at Van
couver, . C, on the 3d, from Skaguay,
with $500,000 in gold dust and with
news that $1,000,000 more was on the
wharf when the Fastnet left. There
will be but one more loat out from
Dawson, the Columbia, which will
bring down a large amount of treas
ure. The president has given instruc
tions that all the sick at 1'orto Rico be
si'iit north as soon as they are able to
travel, his purpose being to relieve
Gen. Brooke of the further care of the
sick, and at the same time enable the
men to receive the treatment obtaina
ble in the better appointed home hos
pitals. Personal investigations made in the
provinces, emphasize the determina
tion of the Philippine insurgents to
obtain a specific guarantee of favora
ble terms before releasing the prison
ers now in their hands, and it is cer
tain that they will never cheaply re
linquish their dearly-bought con
quests. Savannah, the southern coast and
the Sea Islands were visited, on the
2d, by a violent West Indian cyclone,
which wrecked shipping at sea and
property on land, and doubtless car
ried death and maiming to many
homes.- Growing crops were de
stroyed and the losses will aggregate
a heavv amount.
It is stated on good authority that a
deal has been concluded by Delaware
Indians for the purchase of 550,000
acres of land in Mexico, and that as
soon as they secure settlement with
the United States and the Cherokees,
they will remove there. It is thought
that many of the full-blood Cherokees
will accompany them.
Rear-Admiral Montgomery Sicard,
president of the board charged with
the promotion of officers distinguished
for gallantry during the late war, was
retired, on the 30th, having reached
the age of 62 years. Secretary Long,
however, by special order, directed
that the officer retain his place at the
bead of the promotion board.
A dispatch from Madrid says: "The
reported intention of the United States
to retain the whole of the Philippine
islands has created almost a state of
stupefaction here, and it is semi-offi-cially
announced that the Spanish
government has resolved to vigorously
combat any such action, which, it is
claimed, the terms of the peace proto
OCTOBER J 898.
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THE NEWS IN BRIEF.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
Naval Constructor llobson is mak
ing a survey of the Spanish cruiser
Yizcaya, which was sunk when Cer
vera's fleet dashed out of Santiago
harbor. His operations are for the
purpose of determining what work is
necessary to raise the vessel.
The Wisconsin battleship commis
sion have decided on Miss Elizabeth
Stephenson, daughter of ex-Congressman
Isaac M. Stephenson, of Mari
nette, to christen the battleship Wis
consin at the launching event, which
will take place at San Francisco on
November 26. It was decided to use
There are good ri asons for believ
ing that Gen. Merritt will not return
to Manila, but that, after the final
conclusion of peace, he will be given
the supreme comma ml in Cuba, with
(enerals Lawton, Wade and Lee in
command of the three districts.
Members of the Chicago W. C. T. U.
want ginger pop used instead of wine
at the banquet to be given the presi-
l,.nt there during the peace jubilee.
Tliev think the use of wine would de
tract from the dignity of the occasion,
and that the president of the United
States could be toasted more appro
priately with pop or mineral water.
The army investigation commission,
on the 30th, decided to call upon the
editors of various newspapers that
have published specific stories of
abuses and maladministration to fur
nish such information as they
possess in substantiation of
Dr. F. A. Todd, assistant superin
tendent of the Ohio state hospital for
the insane, at Toledo, died at the
Presbj terian hospital. Chicago. 011 the
night of the 30th, where he had lieen
several davs suffering from an acute
attack of hydrophobia.
His death was
unattended by the terrible symptoms
usually accompanying the malady.
Humiliated by the knowledge that
lie had been supplanted by another,
and believing himself forever dis
graced his profession, Scott I up lis,
leading actor of Julia Authur's com
pany, killed himself in Xew York by
sending a bullet into his heart.
The Kpworth league of the Meth
odist church south now numbers 252-,
The Madrid Xacional boldly advo
cates the giving up by Spain of the
Philippines. This attitude is also tak
en by many of the leading papers
throughout Spain, the view being that
the retention of the archipelago is yet
another pitfall for Spain.
The American peace commission has
taken possession of its working quar
ters, a suit of seven rooms on the
ground floor of the Hotel Continental
in Paris, formerly used by the ex-Km-press
Eugenie. American flags drape
the entrance of the commissior 's
The Hawaiian comissioners returned
to San Francisco, on the 30th. on the
steamer Gaelic. Little in regard to
their work in the islands and their
probable recommendations could be
learned, although they were willing
to talk of the beauties of the island,
and their kind and enthusiastic re
ception by the islanders.
The national assembly at Malolos
at a recent sitting, voted Aguinaldo
a civil list of $75,000. but Aguinaldo
declined to receive anything until the
army should have been paid.
The holding of the Dreyfus demon
stration, organized by M. Presr.ence,
one of the leaders in The agitation, on
the 2d, was prevented by the closing
3f the Salle Wagran by the authori
ties. All the English-speaking secretaries
and the principal members of the Chi
nese foreign office, it is announced,
have been seized and banished.
Herrman Doerring has been arrest
ed in Kansas City, Mo., on information
from Sheriff Reese, of Utica, X. Y.,
that Doerring is wanted there on a
charge of grand larceny and for other
crimes. Doerring is a German news
A duel between M. Charles Ernest
Paulmier and M. Turot, of the Paris
Lanteme, was foughf, on the 1st,
rapiers being the weapons used. M.
Turot was thricewoundedinthe thigh
and side, and M. Paulmier was slight
ly wounded on the lip.
Maj.-Gen. Merritt, who, with his
staff, left Manila on August 30, en
route for Paris, where he will take
part in the peace conference, arrived
in Marseilles, on the 1st, and proceed
ed to the French capital.
The interior department authori
ties fear the situation in the White
Earth Indian reservation in Minne
sota may be serious, notwithstanding
official reports to them state that no
trouble is apprehended.
A convention of postmasters of the
first class will be held at Detroit.Mich..
next week. Postmasters desiring
leave to attend it can secure it by ap
plying to Assistant Postmaster Geur-
( al Heath by wire or letter.
The transportation of horses. t
Manila has practically been aban
doned. In London, on the 3d, Xancy Guil
ford, the midwife of Bridgeport, Conn.,
or the woman suspected of being Dr.
Guilford, was remanded at the Bow
Street police court for a week after
evidence had been presented proving
her identity with the woman who
landed at Liverpool the previous week
from the steamer Vancouver.
The tax levied on Col. Theodore
Roosevelt's personal property at No.
674 Madison avenue, Xew York city,
was paid at the tax commissioners' of
fice on the 3d. The amount was $1,005.
At Hutchinson, Kas., on the 3d,
Judge Simpson sentenced Lawyer E.
J. Clark to five years' hard labor in
the penitentiary for complicity in the
murder of W. C. Boyd, a month ago.
A private letter from an American
citizen in close touch with the Cuban
military commission in Havana, states
that great suffering with death from
starvation exists in Havana.
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
The fourth annual festival of Mouik
tain and Plain opened at Denver, Col,
on the 4th, with a great historical, al
legorical and patriotic parade, offi
cially designated the pageant of Amer
ican l'rogress. In the procession
were 2t magnificent floats and many
handsomely-decorated carriages, be
sides other interesting features, and
29 brass bands furnished music.
The war investigation commission
began the taking of testimony, on the
4th, and Maj.-Gen. Joseph Wheeler
was on the stand the greater part ot
the day. There was a full attendancu
of the commission, and the doors of
the rooms, in which the inquiry was
conducted were for the first time
opened to the representatives of the
The Hawaiian Star publishes an out
line of the form of government de
cided upon for Hawaii by the con
gressional commission. The Star says
it is to be called the territory of Ha
waii, and will lie allowed one repre
sentative in congress. A governor, to
be appointed by the president, will oe
paid a salary of $5,000 or $6,000 a year.
The committee appointed by the
Xew fork Republican state conven
tion to formally notify the candidates
of their nomination waited upon Col.
Theodore Roosevelt, at his home in
Oyster Bay. Long Island, .on the 4th,
performed their duty and received his
acceptance of the nominal ion, which
he conveyed in a brief speech.
J. ('. Davis, a prominent cattleman
and city marshal of Wellington. Kas..
was sitting in the window of his room
in the third story of the Carey hotel,
in Wichita, on the 4th. when he fell
backward and his foot caught in the
shutter. He hung suspended for sev
eral minutes, ami was finally rescued
by a notel clerk.
A special from Walker. Minn., on
the 4th. said: "There is intense ex
citement here. A story has come in
that United States Marshal O'Connor
and Inspector Tinker have been cap
tured by the Hear Island Pillager In
dians and held as hostages."
The Paris Figaro states that Count
d'Aubigny. now French charge d'af
faires at Munich, will replace M. Cam
Ikiii as minister to the United Stub's,
and that M. Cambon will go to Madrid.
It is feared that the Labrador mail
steamer Leopard, with a crew of IS
and 12 passengers, was lost during a
recent severe storm off the northwest
coast of the island.
CURRENT NEWS NOTES.
Dubois Mount, while dunning his
horse, at St. Louis, was fatally kicked
by the animal.
It is reported that a French war
ship is awaiting near the Salut islands
to take Dreyfus away.
The American flag expected to be
flying over Morro within a few weeks.
Then American rule will have com
menced. .Maj.-Gen. Fitzhugh Lee dined with
Mrs. Ulysses S.Grant r.t the Fifth Ave
nue hotel, Xew York city. Sunday
The residence of F. Huntington
Smith at Woodland. St. Louis county,
Mo., was burned. A valuable library
Harry X evens, aged 15 years, who
was accidentally shot at Virden, 111.,
by a schoolmate named Harmon, while
playing with a gun, is dead.
John Gelzeleichter, aged 70, residing
near Bippus, Ind., committed suicide
by hanging in the hay mow, using a
calf rope, which he tied to a roof tim
ber. Xear Wakita, Okla., I. Socken.
whose wife had applied for a divorce,
shot her twice, and then killed him
self. The wounded woman will re
cover. Monday Cat. a Creek Indian, who
lived near Bristow, Okla., was shot to
death by a negro, whom he attempted
to prevent taking his daughter to a
The report of public morals of the
Indian and Oklahoma territories made
to the Episcopal church conference
shows that they are as high as in the
Bishop Tanner, of the African Meth
odist Episcopal church, in addressing
several new ministers, advised thein
to refrain from discussing politics in
Mrs. Elise Hoering, widow of the
late Capt. George Hoering, of the
United States army, died at Mascou
tah. 111., after a lingering illness, aged
Gen. Greene's report of the fall of
Manila highly compliments the Amer
ican volunteers for their behavior un
der fire while compelled to withhold
their own fire.
It is reported that Col. Pisquart has
been attacked by cerebral congestion
and that notwithstanding thi3 he is
left without medical attendance in
bis cell in Paris.
1 1 IS 110.
Saow and Rain Have Partially
Checkzd the Fires in the Col
orado Mountain Ranges.
EMBERS STILL SMOULDER MEANACIN6LY.
Another Storm Needed to Extinguish
: Them A Successful Fight with Forest
Fire la Carbou Count?, Wyo., by a Force
Coder Command of an Agent of the De
partment or the Interior.
Denver, Col., Oct. 4 Reports re
received from various points in the re
gions where forest fires have been
spreading for a week or two past are
to the effect that the fires have been
checked in many places by snow and
In the vicinity of Glenwood Springs
the fires are almost entirely extin
guished. Pretty Nearly Under Control.
Idaho Springs reports that the fires
on the west slope of the divide are
pretty nearly under control, and thero
is not now much dangerof theirreacii
ing the east slope. However, the fires
will smoulder for months, and another
dry spell, followed by winds, might re
vive the flames. Hundreds of miles of
fine timber have been laid waste in tho
range of mountains to the west of
Middle Park, and some ranches have
The Snow Too Light for Thorough Work.
A Leadville dispatch says: A light
snowfall appears to have somewhat
checked the forest fires that werj
threatening some of the mining sec
tions of this country. The snow was
entirely too light to extinguish the
flames, and unless another storm
comes within the next 4S hours, it is
feared that much damage will be done
in Lake Park and St. Kevin sections.
Doe to Criminal Carelessness.
E. A. Julian, superintendent of the
United States fish hatchery at Lead
ville, says that criminal carelessner.s
and inexcusable negligence on the
part of campers are responsible for
nine-tenths of the present forest fires.
The town of Kokomo is no longer
A SCCCESSFft. FICillT.
Battle with Fire Fought and Won In Car
bon. County, Wyo.
Cheyenne, Wyo., Oct. 4. Special
Agent Abbott of the interior depart
ment has returned from Carbon coun
ty, where he was engaged for three
weeks in fighting forest fires along
west side of Bald mountain, the east
and west sides of the Platte valley,
near Bennett, on the head of Spring
creek, the forks of the encampment
river and around Battle lake.
Mr. Abbott's force consisted of 1
large number of ranchmen who volun
teered for the work, and 20 men whom
he hired. The country where some of
the fires were burning is rough and
mountainous, and it was necessary tc
use pack animals to reach it.
With great difficulty the various
fires were put out, and their ravages
confined to a comparatively small
area. Had the fire on Bald mountain
crossed to the east side of the moun
tain, a tract of magnificent timber 2i
miles long would have been destroyed.
The department of the interior au
thorized Mr. Abliott to spare no ex
pense in extinguishing the Carbou
county fires. From where he was
working, Mr. Abbott states, that the
immense fires around Halm's peak,
Col., could be plainly seen. The Colo
rado fires are driving large number!
of deer and antelope north into Wy
oming. Word has been received that the big
forests of northern Uinta connty.
south of the Yellowstone national
park, are burning. These fires will be
put out by the forest rangers sta
tioned in the government timber re
serves of that region.
THE WISCONSIN FIRES.
Charred Bodies and Fatally Burned f la
tiras of the Great Forest Fires
Found In Numbers.
Cumberland. Wis., Oct. 4. Ti
bodies of an unknown man and boy
were found yesterday in the woods
between Almena and Poskin Lake,
burned beyond recognition. Several
persons are still missing. Peter Eck
lund, who was seriously burned in
the forest fires, was brought to thU
city yesterday in a critical conditio::.
A four-year-old daughter of Rudolph
Miller and a seven-year-old son of
Xels Swanson were found in the
woods, iy2 miles from Almena, so
badly burned that they can not re
cover. Mrs. Frank Heinrichmeier, at
Poskin Lake, died yesterday morning
as a result of fright and exhaustion in
Relief rooms were opened here yes
terday, and relief is being extended
to starving families. The fire is still
roaring on one side of the city, but
the greatest danger is believed to lie
over. In the town of Johnstown, Polk
county, eight miles distant, heavy loss
of farm property is reported.
To Utilize Axle Friction.
Chicago, Oct. 4. The Santa Fe read
has made arrangement to light all
can of its limited train running be
tween Chicago and Los Angeles, a dis
tance of 2,245 miles, with electricity
evolved from the frictioji of the car
axies. The electric equipment of each
train will aggregate 4,928 candle pow
er. All berths will be provided with
berth lights, and htis will be the first
train in the world carrying such a
large supply of light service exclusive
ly from the car axles. It is the inten
tion also to light the locomotive head
licrht from the same service. -
MISSOURI STATE NEWS
The Zinc Ore Boom.
Zinc ore has taken another jump,
advancing from $30 to $33 per ton,
coming within $1 of the highest price
on record. Xever since the discovery
of zinc in southwest Mssouri have the
prices of this ore continued at such
figures as for the past month, rang
ing, as they have, from $30 to $34 per
ton for ore in the bin. The presnt ad
vance is attributed to the increasing
demands for zinc ore, which cause
sharp competition among buyers for
the various smelters. The high prices
maintained give a great stimulus to
mining, the profits of which are so
largely increased. Xew mines are be
ing opened all over the district, and
many old abandoned mines are again
Serlou F.xt!Hilon In a ltuslness Huuse.
Powder stored in magazines on the
second and third floors of C. & W. Mc
Lean's sporting goods store, 410 Xorth
Fourth street, in the business district,
of St. Louis, exploded, fatally injuring
Miss Florence Higbee, blowing her
through a window, and burned her to
a crisp. Other persons were badly
injured. The force of the explosion
ghatteied windows in structures in the
neigborhood. The McCIean building
was wrecked and burned.
Paid Into the Stale Treasury.
Following is a statement of state
fees and tax-on corporations received
by Seretary of State Lesueur and
paid by him into the state treasury
during September. Fees for notarial
commissions, $445; miscellaneous fees,
5233.S5; land department fees, $1G3.55;
tax on domestic corporations, $2,775;
tax on foreign corporations, $100; to
Thomas Hugo, aged, and his son,
aged four years, were found starving
to death in a room in St. Joseph.
They became ill and were too weak
to call for aid. Hugo came from Ok
lahoma. His home is in Cosby, An
Ititthojj Tanner's Advice.
The African Methodist conference
nt Lexington discussed "The Condi
tion of the Xegro." Bishop Tanner
advised that the negroes go to farm
ing, as there was not room for them
in cities to compete with powerful
The R. C. Stone mill, of Springfield,
the Exeter mill and the Republic Mill
ing Co. have been consolidated under
the name of the R. C. Stone Milling
Co., the general office to be at Spring
field. Pointers for Hunters.
Turkey, pheasant and prairie
chicken are protected by law until Xo
vember 1. The season for deer hunt
ing opened October 1, and will close
Tanuary 1. Bucks alone can be killed.
An Expensive Litprulte.
Aleck Hooker, of the northwest part
of Henry county, was charged with
taking the communion cloth from a
church and using it as a laprobe. He
was fined $10, and restored the cloth.
Damagred By Heavy Itln.
As a result of heavy rains, much
lorn that has been blown down is
rotting badly, and in some localities
that in the shock has been consider
The Totato Crop.
Sweet potatoes and late Irish pota
toes are reported in good condition ex
cept in a few counties, where Irish po
tatoes are rotting as a result of tho
, Stabbed In the Ileart.
Capt. Thomas Young, of Lexington,
a noted ex-confederate, was stabbed
in the heart in a bar-room in Sedalia
by. J. II. Monigall, a book-keeper.
Southeast MUsnnrl Cotton.
Cotton picking is progressing rap
Idly in the southeastern counties, and
in Pemiscot the crop is reported con
siderably above the average.
South Missouri Corn.
South of the Missouri river, practi
cally the entire corn crop is now out of
danger. Cutting is progressing rap
idly in the northern sections.
Teamster Crushed to Death.
John Smith, a teamster near Macon,
fell from his wagon, loaded with logs,
and was crushed to death by some of
the logs falling on his chest.
A large grain elevator at Quitman,
Nodaway county, the property of ex
Mayor Howard McCommon, of Mary
ville, was detroyed by fire.
Hltten By a Supposed Mad Dog.
William Coffman, about two milea
from Browning, has hydrophobia. He
was bitten the latter part of last May
by a supposed mad dog.
A Determined Bull Dog.
Near Liberty a bulldog had to be
killed with an ax and his teeth pried
open to release Henry Carnes, whom
the canine had attacked.
On Aceouut or Diphtheria.
At Mexico the school board ordered
the public schools closed for one week,
and for a longer period if necessary,
on account of diphtheria.
For Woman Suffrage.
The Equal Suffrage association will
endeavor to have the legislature sum
mit a constitutional amendment grant
ing suffrage to women.
Kicked to Death by a Horse.
Frank Burnett, son of a farmer near
Boydsville, Callaway county, was
kicked by a horse, receiving injuries
from which he died.
A New Record.
The clearings of St. Louis banks fot
Ihe last nine months were gTeater
than for any s:.ni'ar "od in tiia
TROOPS FOR PORTO RICO.
Tkree More Regiments Under
Orders to Proceed to Points
OTHER NEWS OF TROOPS' MOVEMENTS,
Congress Will Have, as One of Its Earli
est Problem to Sol re, the Reorganisa
tion of the Army on a Basis that Shalt
Provide Sufficient Troops for Garrison.
Dnty Where Needed.
Washington, Oct. 4 The war de
partment has decided to send mora
troops to Porto Rico. Orders have
been issued directing that the Fifth,
regular cavalry, now at Huntsville.
Ala., the Sixth United States volunteer
infantry, now at Chickamauga,and tho
Forty-seventh Xew York, now at Fort
Adams, shall proceed to such point
in Porto Rico as may be desired by
the commanding general in that is
land. The Eighth United States vol
unteer infantry and two companies of
the Indiana colored volunteers, now at
Fort Thomas, Ky., will relieve the
Sixth volunteer infantry at Chicka
mauga. Troops at Camp Head to Go South.
All the troops at Camp Meade will
soon be ordered to points in the south.
Some of them may go to Cuba, but the
majority will, for the present, occupy
the new camps recently selected iit
Georgia and South Carolina. It is
said that the troops sent to garrison
duty in Cuba will not remain long,
but when they have seen service for
a few months, will return to this coun
try. The same is probably true as
to Porto Rico. It is also intimated
that when the troop'-s return the vol-,
unteers will be given 60 days' fur
loughs and be mustered out. By that
time congress will have an opportunity
to determine what shall be done in
regard to garrisoning the new pos
sessions. Pressnre for Mnsterlng Ont Velunteeraw-
This determination, is no doubt,,
due to the pressure that has been,
brought by members of congress for
the mustering out of volunteers from
their districts. The responsibility for
furnishing troops for garrison duty
and for the army generally will be up
on congress. The recommendations
of the president and the war depart
ment will have been made before the
troops from either Cuba or Porter
Rico return, and the necessity of the
case made known.
Preslstent Demand Vontinue.
Although there has been less pres
sure for the mustering out of the vol
unteers since the announcement was
made that the troops could not be
spared, the demand continues with'
sufficient persistence to convince the
war officials that a reorganization of
the army will be necessary, and that
some arrangement will have to be
made to secure a force for garrison,
service in the islands and the states,,
which will not be subject to the same
difficulties experienced in the case of
Senators and Representatives Kept Busy-
Although the pressure for the mus
ter out of entire -regiments is not
so great, the demand for the discharge
of individuals has overwhelmed the de
partment. There is not a senator or
representative, scarcely, who has not
presented requests of this kind, and
there is a constant demand for the dis
charge of one or another upon some
pretext, which would not Ik? deemed'
valid in the case of men in the regular
Personal appeals are made by fa
thers, mothers, wives, listers ami
sweethearts. Every man in the de
partment who is supposed to have any
influence is sought to secure the dis
charge of enlisted men, who have tired
of the life of soldiering.
These recpiests and the demands
for mustering out have no doubt had
their effect in making the war officials,
seek some more satisfactory method
of army organization.
WAkSHIPS ORDERED TO CHINA..
Admiral Dewey Will Send the Ilaltlmoiv
and the Petrel to Watch Over Am
Washington, Oct. 3. Secretary Long,
upon advices received at the state de
partment showing the existence of
threatening conditions in China, has
ordered Admiral Dewey to send two
warships immediately from Manila tc
a point as near the Chinese capital us.
possible for a warship to approach.
The vessels selected for this undertak
ing are the Baltimore and the Petrel
It is expected that the Baltimore will
not be able to get lwyond the Tako.
forts at the entrance of the Pang He
river, upon which Pekin is situated,
but the Petrel, being of much smaller
proportions, may be able to reach Tieu
Tsin, 80 miles above the mouth, and
about the same distance below Peking
The officials regret that there is not.
now on the Asiatic rquadron a light
draught gunboat of the Helena class.,
which could ascend the xiver as far
as the Chinese capital.
Dr. David J. Hill. Rochester. Jr. T. to
Suceeed John liassett Moore.
Washington, Oct. 4. The president,
has appointed Dr. David J. Hill, pf'
Rochester, first assistant secretary of ;
tate, to succeed John Bassett Moore,
resigned. Dr. Hill is president of tht
Rochester university, is a scholarly,
gentleman, and is particularly knowE.
through hisknowledgeof international,
law. He has taken a prominent part
In Xew York politics, and has- deliv--ered
many public addresses during;
recent campaigns. He is now iii Hol--land,
but is e tpected to return at once
having accepted the nositioa tendered.