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wt in n 1 JCIJtL 1 r. 1 VOL. XV. ST. HELENS, OltEGON, FRIDAY, . NOVEMBER 4, 1898. NO. 46. k TT Si m UJHEliU JL.- 1 DOINGS OE THE WEEK What Has Happened in the . Civilized World GIVKK 15 TUB PBES8 DISPATCHES A Complete Review of the New of th rait Seven Hays la Thli a ad -All Foreign Ludk Cuban! have lesented the American assumption of authority at Mauzanlllo, and Ilia aituation la strained. - General Butler linn warned Secretary Alger tliat ome ahow of ilrength must be made soon or America will lose all prcHtlna with the Cubans. The recent storm on tho lakoa w moat furious. Chicago' water front was badl battered In spot. The (over ity of tho blow wita the greatest since 18B4. The total damage la estimated at 31, BOO. An electrtfllan has mndetlie startling discovery that esoaped elootrlolty In Now York follows underground pipes and resulting electrolysis cuts away the bottoms of . street-car rails and iron foundations of all kinds of structures. Complete leturns revived 'by, the treasury department show that the doc umented American merchant shipping June 80, 1808, comprised 83.705 ves sels, of 4.747,788 gross tons, compared With 83,688 vessel of 4,700,030 tons on the like date of 1807. Governor Tanner,' of Illinois, saya that labor must not be Imported to his state, and it an attempt la made tho train carrying the Imported laborers will he met at the state line and shot to pieces with galling; guns. President McKinley Is snid to have a plan to got back at Germany by exclud ing Impure Oerman products, and thus retaliate against the kaiser's govern ment for the unjust discrimination oon tlnunlly being made against American poik and other meat prodoots. The Cuban debt question has been Dually disposed Of at Paris. The Span ish peace commissioners acquiesced in the refusal of the Amorlcans to have the heavy burden saddled upon the United States. The amnion of Uuam to Amerloa wasagrotul upon and all differ ences regarding Porto Rico settled by mutual understanding. '' The monthly statement o! the collec tlons of Internal revenue shows that during September last the total receipts from all sources wore $31,713,880, a gain as coutpated with Scptembor, 1807, of 18,868,888. For the three months ending September 80, 1808, the receipt were $71,080,460, a gain as compared with the same period in 1807 of $28,100,838. It Is expected that the decision of the seorotary of the navy to retain all the vessels purohased during the war will hava the effect of causing a boom In American shipbuilding. It oomes just t time when there Is an unusual de mand for ships flying the American flag on account of the expanding com merce of the United 8tates In general, and particularly on acoount of the de cision of the administration to oon fine trade between American ports and Porto Rico to American vewsel. A cabinet oriels Is again reported to be imminent In Spain. - The Cook county olrouit court has decided that the Chicago wheel-tai law Is illegal. The Mississippi basin was visited by storm, and considerable property lost has resulted. The postmaster at Sweet Home, Or., has been arrested for embezzloment, lie made no returns to the government. Extraordinary precautions are being takon by Palestine authorities to Insure the safety of Emperor William during hlatourof the Holy Land. Tho Phllippino Insurgents have peaceably withdrawn to the distance desired by the Amorlcans, except la Calocan, the northern subuibof Manila. Pardo Lucero. whoso ago, as shown br the records of the missions of Los Angeles and Solodad, was 128 yean, died at the county hospital at Salinas, Cat. A Kobe diBpatub says the Japanese Steamship Milagala sank after being la collision with the Japanese cruiser the Kingsamaru. drowned. Sixty Japanese were Further information, received from Forest. Miss., says that 14 is the num- .. . . Lin... I TI..M. ' a oer ol rrrtRroca aineu in me Hnrwi ville race riot. The negioes who fled n .amn have all made oood their escape,, and now at an end. the race conflict is ol, ..!. tl.n hflttlnBhina Ornaon and Iowa recalled, and protein against Mm by the recent session of the legis ?he UnTted Sates'sendlng the Warship. Jtnra for full pay for the disorganised to Manila. She claims such aotlon is house of 1887. in violation of the tetms of the proto-1 Three more warships are to be sent col, and that the status quo must be to Manila. Two will prooeed byway maintained until peace Is oonoluded. Cot ton buyers of Dal las, Tex. , on for eign orders say that owing to the threatened war between England and France they have received otibles say ing: "All shipments from this dute until otherwise Instructed must be made subject to wat llska." Minor Newe Items. The Virginia grand camp of confed erate veterans adopted a resolution to I " . vn. wtn.i. n,,t. .. iha i.. Onnffl.in-.u.T tha title having expired with her death. . John D. Kookefeller will furnish funds to purchase the ground and to build a large social settlement house In the Italian district of Clevelnnd, a It will be called the- Aita house in honor of Mr. Rockefeller's daughter. LATER NEWS. Porto Rloani, It Is said, will demand territorial rights. ,.. The new French premier has succeed ed In forming a cabinet Agricultural experiment stations are to be established In Alaska. A company of Chinese naval reserves is to be formed In Philadelphia.. John H. Dialogue, bead of the ship building firm of that name, IS dead at bis home at Camdon, N, J. According to Ponslon Commissioner Evans the war has cost the United States 8,000 lives to date. The Pari exposition has granted America extra floor space, and the allotment now amounts to 310,000 square feet. A dispatch to the Herald from San tiago, Chile, announcers that the pro tocol on the Punade Aloala dispute has been signed. This settlos the Chile Argentine dispute. The former Spanish orulser, the Maria Teresa, which was sunk during the battle with Cervera'a fleet and raised under the direction of Naval Constructor Hobson, baa sailed from Calmanera for Hampton roads. It Is rumored that the United States has bought Samana bay, Bun to Domin go, and will establish a coaling station thore. Samana bay is a deep inlet In the northern ooast of the Island and la tu the direct route to Porto Hlco. A proposition being considered by the Cuban assembly is the division of Cuba into four states, to be called Orient, Oainaguoy, Las Villas and Oc cident. Between the proposed state! of Camaguoy and Las Villas would be a ipaoe of land which would be a ape olal foderal district or territory where the capitol would ba built, a new in land town for this specific purpose. In his annual report James A. Dnr mont, soperviaing Inspector-general of steamboats, statea that the total num ber of accidents to steamships result ing In loss of life during the year was 81, The resultant loss of life was 288, an Increase over the last previous year of 100. Of the lives lost 84 were pas sengers and 100 crews. . The estimated number of paasengota carried on vessels iuapeoted by the service during the year la 850,000,000. At a mooting of the Paris peace com mission the Americans presented a written expiession of the purpose of the United States to take the entire group of the Philippine debt as has been spent for the benefit of the islands In publio works, improvements and permanent betterments. It was also set forth that the United Statea would not assume any part of the Philippine debt which had been inourred by Spain for the furtherance ol military m naval operations to quell the insurrections of the natives. President McKinley was the guest of honor at the peace Jubllloe banquot of the Phildolphia Clover Club. Preaident Zelaya, of Nicaragua, has granted two Americans a new conocs sion for an interoceanio oanal. The president has Issued bis annual proclamation, aettlng apart Thursday, November 84, as Thanksgiving day. The wooden steamer L. R. Doty was lost In gale on Lake Michigan and of 17 people on board, none were saved. The Fronoh, anticipating the pro posed demands of England, have with drawn Major Marchand from Fashoda, The French court of cassation has do oided In favor of revision of the famous Dreyfus case, and the immediate pro visional liberation of Dreyfus. At Lake Linden, Mioh., boiler in the Calumet & Hcola boiler-house ex ploded, killing three men Instantly and burning one seriously. The San Francisco' grand Jury has voted to indict Mrs. Botkln on the charge of murder. The trial will be held in the supei lor court. t- The steamer L. B. Doty, with her crew of 18 men. is believed by marine men to have been lost In the great storm In midlake off KenoshaWis. Colonel George E. Waring, jr., for merly street commissioner of New York, is sick at his home In that city with yellow fever,, contracted at Hav ana.' . At Richmond. Tex., Manuel Morris and Peter Autre, negroes, were hanged from a double gallows. Morris mur dered and then outroged a 8-year-old blind girl. Autre assassinated his mis- .tress. Vice-President Hobart narrowly es caped Being Klliou in a runaway uui dent In Philadelphia. A team behind Which he was riding boltod, and when terrible disaster seemed certain a ... t , .i ut- police officer dashed out. seized the bits of the horses ana sioppea .ueai Ex-State Beprseentatlve George Osle, of Clackamas oounty, Oregon. has relUSed 10 accept me munnv yuvou ot the (sues canai aim ono .raw, w. Pacific. The Brooklyn will be the first to sail and will leave new York early this week with supplies and ammuni tion for Dewey's fleet. The Helena la soon to follow. The Yorktown is to leave San Francisco soon after being oluced in commission. Graham A. Young, of the army en gineers corps, who died at Wille.tt's Point, was heir to over $1,000,000. Thomas Greenwald, private in bat tarv I. Seventh United States artillery. was shot dead while trying to desert II rum jl' un biuvuwj -" chelle, N. Y. - The Candian senate Is the most pa triarch iul of contemporary upper houses, one-third of lis members being in the seventies, five In the eight i lea and one 04. QUESTION IS SETTLED America Will Take Over the Philippines. KOT OKB, BUT ALL OF THEM If Sp.ln RnfuKi, no.tllltlM Will Kc.am.d and We Will Soli (be Archipelago. Be Paris, Nov. 1. While tho Spanish and American peace commissioners now stand on the threshold ot the Philippine question, It seems probable,' In the light of this hour, that the United State will take over tho en tire archipelago. During the foui days just passed, those in touch with, though possibly not In the confidence of the commis sioners have felt the concentration of teudenoies toward the standpoint In dicated as likely to be occupied by the United States commissioner at Tues day's session of the two commissions. In 1807 Spain issued, by royal decree, bonds in the sum of $40,000,000, to which were pledged the revenues Of the Philippines, and to which the Spaniel) national guarantee was added. From these $40,000,000 of obligations, ttyain "realized $36,000,000 In cash. These $40,000,000 represent the Philippine debt, wbioh Is entirely outside of tho $500,000,000 of the so-called Philippine and Spanish debt. The conditions also differ, the Philip pine debt having been created by royal deoree because tha archipelago was not a parliamentary oniony, wiiilo the so called Cuban debt was created by law. The difference raises the question of the non-responsibility of the Philip pines when removed from the sovereigni ty under which its resources wore pledged. Should the United States absoib tho Philippines, none but officials yet know Whether they will assume a part or all of this debt, or more than the Philip pine debt. The Americans have dot-lined to assume 'the Cuban debt be cause Cuba ia not thoirs; but in ilopoa lng Spain in the Philippines, the Amer icans acquire the territoiy, and It ia believed there will be sonio financial assumption by the United States. ' At this point arises the question of how much financial relief might com pensate Spnin foi her loss of the Phil ippines. Some well-informed persons believe that Premier Sagnsla has deter mined to be rid of the Philipinee, and would direct his commission to sign a treaty by which the United Statea should take- the islands and assume $40,000,000 of debt. This proposition find support In tho Parisian press, which today declares that resistance is Impossible, and that Spain should abandon the arohipelago. Spain Will Belli. Paris, Nov. 1. There wag a atrong impression, which has been growing here recently, that the Spanish, upon receiving definite assurances of the American determination to tuko the entire Philippine group, would quit the conference, but tills view was modi fied by the attitude of the Spanish newspaper which arrived here today. These are found to have wheeled into line with the Epoca Of October 7, which demanded that the Spanish commissioner should sign treaty in Paris, no matter how onerous the con dition imposed by the Americans. Nevertheless, despite this attitude of the Madrid pros, and, despite the gtatemont given Friday last to the press oorrespondentt by the Spanish commis sioner, who denied that the Spaniard had any intention of withdrawing, tha American here will not be surprised if one or more of the Spanish commis sioners resign and practically close the negotiations. This feeling 1 based upon the fact that Senor Bio early last week would have resigned. If his so doing would not have imperiled the Sagasta ministry; and the reasoning IB that, if, while pressing the Cuban debt, whloh is not mentioned in the protocol, Senor Bio was inclined to resign, he might, In the open field of contention a to the Philippines, feel thut resigna tion would help Senor Sagusta, on the ground that the demand of the United States for the entire Philippine gioup would be extortionate." It is believed here tonight, on the eve of taking up the main question, that the Spanish commissioners are not likely to aoquiesoe here in any treaty that the Americans would sign. Our for Ho Cholera. -Washington, Oct 81. During tho past two year the department of agri culture ha conducted a series of experi ment in the use of a serum as a rem edy for hogs affected by cholera or swine plague. - The eexprirnent Were oonduoted by Dr. D. E. Salmon, ohlef of the bureau of animal industry, and the result were eminently satisfactory, proving that the disease can be success fully treated, easily and inexpensively. This year the experiment have been extnesive end far-reaching. The bureau treated 033 hogs. Of these, 170 died, the"numhor saved bolng 81 out of every 100. The loss was only 19 per cent. . . . - ; . . Mies Nell Thompson, a Christian scientist, died in Los Angeles, while undergoing an extended fast. Tnrkltih Murderer Kxeeuted, . Candia, Crete, Nov. 1. Five more of the Mussulmans eonvloted of taking part in the massacre of British soldiers September 8, were executed today. Will Vote at Sea Topebka, Kan., Oct. 81. The mem bers of the first battalion of the Twenty second Kansas regiment, which have sailed from San Francisco for Manila, carry ballots with them and will vote on Kansas officers about midway be tween Honolulu and Manila. A FATHER'S TERRIBLE CRIME; Murdered ftls Child by rinoln It De fore a Railroad Train. Now York, Nov. 1. Nicholas Jack son, f Haokensack, who was sent to Trenton prison to serve 10 years for causing the death of hi 0-year-old con Louis, confessed to Sheriff Herring and Doputy Sheriff Jaokson, While they were on their way to Trentoij from naokansack with the prisoner. On this information, Mrs. Jackson is held as an accessory to the murder of her stepson. Here are Jaokson' word to the1 sheriff: "My wife, whom I had only recently married, did not like Louis, my little boy, and we bad many quarrels about him She helped me plan the murder, and I was to put the boy on tbe tracks. I went to Tea Neck and stood near tho West Shote raitroad track. I was afraid to put tha yoongstei on the track alive, for fear he would get off, so I struck him in tbe stomach with an iron bolt, and that made him uncon scious. Then I put him on the track, just below theorossing, and waited for a train to come along., When I was convinced that he wa dead I went home. I fixed up tbe atoiy about my leaving the boy asleep on tbe hill near the tracks, to save my life. The judge tried me and found me guilty ot man slaughter, thinking that Louis walked on the traok'and was struck by a train. 1 got off dead easy." Prosecutor Stagg will go to Trenton this week and make arrangement to have Jackson appear before tHe next grand jury to testify as to Mrs. Jaok son' connection with the plan of the murder, t ... CYCLONE IN LONDON. Small Area Damaged hr aa Caosually Serere Storm. , London, Nov. 1. During a severe storm last night, small area, about half a mile suuare, around Denmark bill, Camber well, London, waa visited by a cyclone. Cabs were overturned, windows, doors, lamp-post, trees and chimneys were blown down and a num ber ol houses unroofed. ' The contents of numerous hawkers' stalls were oairied hundreds of yard in the air by the wind, and many peoj pie were Injured by the flying debris, which did also immense damage to property. - WILLIAM IN JERUSALEM. Movements of the Uoyal Germno Pll Rrtme. Jetusalem, JJov.,1. The approach of their German impeiial majesties to the city yesterday was made through tri umphal arches, and amid banners, gar- I I- - 1 1 IUUUB .UU -JTCI-6tVlil VIV.tW, UiO- j playing every way ' their enthusiasm and delight. The formal entry through the Jaffa gate wa heralded by tbe roar of gun at the citadel, where the Turk ish band played the German' anthem. From the tower of David, Emperor William and Empress Augusta Victo ria proceeded on foot, amid wild cheer ing, to the churoh of the Holy Sepul cher, where they were received by the Catholic, Greek and Armenian clergy, whose patriarchs presented addresses eulogizing the devotion of the emperor, who has since conferred decorations on the patriaroha. Emperor William-and the empress, while at the ohurch of the Holy Sepulcher, visited the various portions of the- sacred shrine, . and pent 10 minutes at the scene of . the oruolflxion. ICE IN THE YUKON. A Doien River Boats Stand a Good Chance of Delia; Wrecked. Snn Francisco, Nov. 1. Ice waa making on the Yukon, and there was thin Ice at Dutob Harbor, when the Portland sailed, October 11. The tug Sadie has gone into winter quarter at Dutch Harbor. At least a dozen river steamers are stuck on sand bars, in the Yukon, and all , will probably be lost. The Dawson City la a total wreck. The Herman and Taooma are aground, and. the other boats are in such perilous po sition that when the ice breaks up they may go to pieoes. All the tieasura in sight on the Port land was one box ol gold dust and nug gosts consigned to the Alaska Commer cial Company. Its value was not made known, but is not believed to exceed $10,000. Several returning mineis were on the vessel, but they carried their wealth in the form of. drafts, and were reticent regarding the amount Much Gold Deep Down. Spokane, Wash., Nov. 1. -The moitt marvelous strike recorded In a mine ot Washington was made today In the Re public mine, at Republic, on the north half of Colville reservation. Free milling ore averaging IS ounces of gold, or noarly $800 to the ton, was en countered at a depth of 400 feet from the suifaoe. The drills out through 34 foot ot ledge matter, the last 16 ieet averaging IS ounces, and the farther wall of the pay streak ha not yet been enoountered. . Admiral Miller Will Soon Retire. Washington, Oot. 81. -The announce ment was made at the navy department today that Hoar-Admiral Miller, com manding the Pacific station, will be retired November 38 by operation of law on account of age. Commodore Albert Kautsi, recently in command ot the naval station at Newport, is now on hi way to San Francisco to relieve Adia iral Miller. Murder of a Hermit. . Springfield, Mass., Nov. 1. Isaao Stetson, a hermit, waa found dead in the woods near hi home, in the vioin ity of Wahoonah farm, yesterday, hav ing probably been murdered. An au topsy performed today showed that Stetson had been shot down, and that death was instantaneous. Many people in Brookilne, Mas., recently paid $3.50 each for painted sparrows, on the representation thaf they were canaries, , TO RAISE THE MAINE A Saa Francisco Company Wants the Job. PEBMISSIOS MAY" BB GIVES Crulaer Brooklyn and Gunboats Itel ena and York town will Bo Added to Dewey's Fleet. Washington, Oct. SI. The Aom Wrecking Company, of San Francisco, ba made a request upon the navy de partment for authority to raise the battle-ship Maine. If tbe government wants the ship after she reaches the United States, the company will expect to be paid salvage money tb tough con demnatory proceedings. No money is demanded from the government by the company. It ia stated at the depart ment unofficially that in ease the com pany is found to be reliable, tho task, no doubt, will be given them. For the Ailatla Station. Mew York, Oct 81. A dispatoh te the Herald from Washington say: Two more men-of-war will probably fol low the auxiliary cruiser Buffalo to tbe Asiatic squadron.' Orders have already been given to the gunboat Helena to prepare for her long trip through the Sees canal to the far East, and as soon as she is ready she will start Bear-Admiral Dewey ha impressed upon tbe department tbe necessity of having a large number of light-draught gunboats among the Philippine Islands. The Yorktown, it is understood, will be placed in commission on the Pacific ooast, and start for Manila. Before permitting Naval Constructor Hobson to continue the work ol raising the cruiser Cristobal Colon, his plans must receive tbe approval of the naval board of construction. Orders have been given to him to appear in Wash ington on Tuesday next at a meeting of the board. Mr. Hobson will detail his plan for floating the Colon. Believing it desirable toadd the chief intelligence offioer to the membership of the board of construction, order! bave been given to Commander Clover, appointing him a member o( the Organ ization. Captain A. S. Crownsbield, aoting secretary of tbe navy, has given int itructions to Commander West, com manding the gunboat Princeton, direct ing" him to proceed with hi vessel to San Juan, Porto Bico, and take station there until relieved. The cruiser Newark will remain at San Juan until the arrival of the Solace with Commander A. S. Snow, and when Commander Snow" assnmes duty as commandant of the station, Bear Admiral Schley will board tbe Newark and sail for home. HITCHBORN'S REPORT. Work of tha Construction Boreas Dar ing the War. v Washington, Oct. SI. A large part of tbe burden of equipping the United States navy for tbe war with Spain fell upon tbe construction bureau of the navy. In bis annual report Commo dore Hitchborn, the chief constructor, furnishes many iatereating details a to this work, involving the transforma tion of more than 100 merchant ciaft into effective naval vessels at short notice. Looking to the future, tha chief constructor invites attention to tbe importance of properly equipping and maintaining plants at or near naval stations along the coast already estab lished and he submits estimates tor tha purpose, averaging about $25,000 ia each case. Besides the long list of vessels pur chased by the government for use as auxiliary orniaers, the report says that 10 vessels were accepted by tbe govern ment from builders during the last fiscal year. These were the Iowa, Hel ena, Nashville, Wilmington, Annapolis, Marietta, Newport, Vicksburg, Foots and Wheeling. . 1 . Progress made on the vessels In course of construction has been very satisfac tory. The behavior of all classes of our naval vessels throughout the various conditions of the war is set down as a source of gratification to the construc tion bureau, where the greater part of tbem were designed. The chief constructor pay a tribute to the indefatigable labor of the con struction corps duiing the war and ex presses the opinion that the increase in its personnel has hardly been as rapid as the demand upon its services. Therefore, It Is urged that the bureau continue the liberal policy It has fol lowed in assigning officers to the corps. The Engineer's Fate. ' Log Angola, Cal., Oct. 81. The en gine of the eastbound train on the San ta Barbara branch of the Southern Pa cific ran off the track near Camulua sta tion, and Engineer Davis wa oacgbt under the cab and crushed to death. The fireman on the engine was serious ly, but not fatally injured. Will Keilit Invaders. ' Peking, Oct. 81. There is a general movement of Chinese troops towards the coast of the Gulf of Pe-LI-Ohl. It is understood to be due to an apprehen sion of an attempt by a foreign power to seise the railway. Americana It, China in No Dancer. Washington, Oot. 81. Admiral Dewey has cabled the department that everything is quiet at Peking and that no further trouble is anticipated and that American interests In China are not in danger. . Oswego, N. Y., Oct. 81. The Ton kin Biver boiler and engine works in this city were destroyed by fire early to day. Loss, $105,000. Otto Snyder, the night watchman, perished in the huilding. THANKSGIVING DAY. Tha Preildent Namee Thunday, Novem ber 9g In Hie rroelamatlon Washington, Oot. 81. The president today issued tbe following Thanksgiv ing proclamation! "By the President of the United States A Proclamation; The ap proaching November bring to mind the onatom of our anoestors, hallowed by time and rooted In our most sacred traditions, of giving thank to Al mighty God for all the blessings be has vouchsafed to ns during the past year. "Few years in our history have afforded such cause for thanksgiving. We hsve been blessed by abundant har vests, our trade and commerce have been wonderfully Increased, onr publio credits have been improved and strengthened, all'sectionsof our country have been brought together and knitted Into closer bond of rational purpose and unity. "The skies have been for a time darkened by the-oloud of war, but as we were compelled to take up the swoid In tbe cause of humanity, we are per mitted to rejoice that the conflict has been of brief duration, and the losses we have had to mourn, though grievous and important, have been so few, con sidering the great results accomplished, as to inspire us with gratitude and praise to the Lord of Hosts. We may land and magnify His Holy Name that the cessation of hostilities came so soon as to spare both side tbe countless sor rows and disasters that attend pro tracted war. " "I do, therefore, invite all my fellow-citizens, those at home as well as those who may be at sea or sojourning In foreign lands, to set apart and ob serve Thursday, the 34th day of No vember, as a day of national thanks giving, to come together In their sev eral places of worship for a service of praise and thanks to A Imigiity God for all. the blessing of the year, the mild ness of the Reasons and the fruitfulness ot the soil; for the continued prosperity of the people; for the devotion and valor of onr countrymen; for the glory of our victory and the hope of a righte ous peace, and to pray that the divine suldanoe which has brought ns hereto fore to safety and honor may be giacl ously continued In the years to come. In witness whereof, etc "WILLIAM M'KINLEY. - "By the Preaident: John Hay, Sec retary of State." WOOD AT MANZANILLO. Setting tha Ifew Civil Government In Motion. Manzanillo. Oct 81. The United States gunboat Hist arrived here to night with General Leonard Wood, commander of the military department of Santiago, accompanied by Lieutenant Matthew Hanua. On landing, Gen eral Wood was closeted with Colonel Pettit and hi adjutant, and he Wa subsequently received by Colonel Pet tlt's entire regiment. General Wood then visited the barraoks, hospitals, palace, Custom-house and postoffice. Colonel Pettit reports that tbe Cuban General Bios I apparently making every effort to prevent the disbanding of bis troops. The Cuban commander wishes all the sugar estate in the neighborhood to tell him how many men they can employ, and be will guar antee to supply all required on condi tion that only soldiers are employed. The planters unanimously refuse to fall in with such an arrangement, consider ing that it would be a trade union of the strongest possible kind and would also tend to keep np the Cuban mili tary organization, which, In the Inter ests of the island, the planters ere very anxious to break up. - In their opinion it would be better to have ncoommerce than to attempt it on such conditions. ' Lieutenant Luoieu Young, the com mander of the Hist, created more ex citement on landing than even General Wood himself. Crowds gathered at the wharf to see the young commander, who, with Lieutenant Holm and Jun gen, of tbe Hornet and Wampatuck. de feated a whole flotilla ot Spanish gun boat at Manzanillo on July 1 last According to tbe reports from the Cuban assembly at Santa Cms del Snr, General Calixto Garcia has been chosen permanent chairman ot the organisa tion' : DUG THEIR WAY OUT. Bonlder Frlioner Baeapa by Mean al Tnnael. .. Denvar, Colo., Oot. 81. A special to the News from Boulder, Cola, says: About 6:80 o'clock this evening it was discovered that five Inmate of the county jail bad made their escape by tunneling under the wall. They are John C. Cassidy, who was today sen tenced' to life imprisonment for the murder of William Bowe, at Sugarloaf; George and Edward Bowe, sentenced to four and a halt arid six years respec tively foroattleatealing; Nick Boucher, awaiting trial for assault with intent to murder; and John Baptiste, serving a three months' sentence for larceny. With oaseknlves and piece ot wood they had dug down six feet and tunnel ed eight feet to the outside of the wall, hiding the dirt taken out under one of the cage. They had been at woik several day. No traoe of the escapes has been found. St Louis, Oct 81. A special to the Post-Dispatch from Sherman, Tex., says a disastrous fire occurred at Corsi cans today. William Johnson and two children were burned to death. San Francisco, Oct. 81. The vault in the First National bank, used by Judge Wolf, of the Wolf, Worden Company, who mysteriously disap peared two months ago, was opened to day It wa found to ba empty, and money and securities amounting to $10,000 belonging to the Sarah M. Pearson estate, of which Wolf was ex eon tor, are now missing. Wolf waa supposed to have met with foul play io Oregon, bnt 'ater on was seen in Chicago. WORK OF A POSSE Fierce Battle With Indians in Grant County. THE BAUD WAS EXTERMINATED Flva Redahlm and One White Maa Were Killed Indians Gathering at Iaea In Large Nnmbere. Baker City, Or., Oct 39. A special from Canyon City states that a young man who was a member of the sheriff's posse which Is pursuing the Indians who yesterday shot two settlers David Cuttings and John High and killed two horses ridden by F. Duncan and F. Mosier, has just returned to Canyon City with a report of a desperate fight between tbe posse and the Indians. The 19 white men and five buck warriors were about 40 feet apart when the battle began. George Cuttings, son of David Cuttings, received a bMI In the left arm, the missile passing through his lungs. One of the Indians, who was shot and killed, fought with desperate courage. After being repeatedly shot he continued firing his rifle until it was empty and then fired bts revolver until the weapon diopped so low that the bullets struok the ground near bis side. ' George Cuttings, after being wound ed, started, in company with M. Mo sier. for Izee, neat the scone of the trouble. The wounded man became so weak tbat he wa left near the trail propped np against a tree. When a searching party went to look for Cut tings, they found hi dead body near a pring, to which he iiad crawled. The posse continued in pursuit of the In diana, and, after a running battle, killed all five. - Settlors have sent to Canyon City tor more ammunition, stating that In dians are gathering around Izee in large numbers.. The trouble arose over the Indians sccusing the whites of stealing borsos. REMOVED FROM THE LIST. Vhanianda of OSleee Will Ba Takes From Civil Service. Washington, Oot. 39. It is under stood that a presidential edict removing a large number of government officer from the eivil service probably will be promulgated before Thanksgiving day. The order iaone whiah has been in con templation for' many months, having been deferred from time to time owisg to pressure of war business. As at present determined upon, the order will affect upwards of 7,000 places. It' will Inolnde deputy collectors of in ternal revenue, who are authorised to become acting collectors, actually serv ing in that capacity. There are about 9,000 of these deputy collectors. The largest olass affected is the corps of ex amining surgeons of the pension bu reau, of whom there are in all over 4,100. About 60 office deputy, mar shals, heretofore reported as classified but concerning whose states there has been some doubt, because of their be ing in the judicial branch of the serv ice, aie expected to be placed in the exempt class. There are other scatter ing positions, Inoludtng some of a fidu ciary and confidential character, which will aggregate possibly several hundred. FATE"" OF DREYFUS. Appeal for Bevlilon af tha Case Heard at Farle. Pairs, Oot. 39. The conrt of cessa tion, which Is to decide upon the ques tion of the reopening of the case ot Alfred Dreyfus, tbe prisoner of Devil's island, who is alleged to have been falsely convicted of selling important military f)ne to agents of a foreign power, opened at noon today. During the session of the court, an anti-Dreyfus mob numbering about 100 persons and headed by MM. Drumcnt, Millevoye and Lascs, shouting "Vive l'Armiel" and "A morte lea Jnifsl" attempted to enter tbe court, bnt the passage of the mob was barred by the police, and large reinforcements were sent to guard the approaches to the oourt. r Maitre la Borie, who was counsel for M. Zola during the latter's famous trial, was seated among the lawyers, occupy ing the first row. Mra Dreyfus, wife ot the prisoner, was provided with a seat in a corner. She was represented by Maitre Mornard. The case was called immediately after the opening ot the oourt. Reporter Bard appeared tor the captain. : ' MoCord Will Beoelve 40,000. Washington, Oot. 89. The award ol the chief justice of, Canada, to whose arbitration wa submitted the olaim of Viotor H. MGord against the govern ment of Peru for damages sustained by reason of imprisonment during the revolutionary outbreaks there, has been received at the state department Mc Cord is awarded $40,000. Payment of this amount will close the diplomatic controversy which has been in progress between the United States and Pern for some years, this government having persistently urged reparation for Ma Cord. The settlement of the case pro vides that the money must be paid to MoCord within six months, from the date ot the award. Salolde of a Volunteer. New York, Oct. 89 Philip R. N. Hildreth, 36 years old, a member of troop A, New Yortr volunteers, com mitted suioide at his home iu this city while delirious from fever contracted In Porto Rico. He shot himself through, tbe head with his army revolver. . The Plague at Samarkand. St. Petersburg, Oct. 23. It is uw recognized that tha epidemic prevailing at Samaikand is the true pjane. Thf mortality la J,iBi. .