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SEVENTY LIVES LOST.
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*|'^ rr |l l le storm Han IVrcoketl ^
p One Hundred Vessel» In Bo»
Burkor, and the Lo»» of Life
Be Nearly Two Hundred.
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Xov. 2!t.—It is known denn
at more than 70 lives have been
B» wrecks of tugs, schooners ««>» ,
bdrgc- during tiie storm of Saturday
t Sind Sunday morning, and it tlie j
Portland has ak) gone down, as !
«cents possible, the list of casualties |
irise to 40, with over 100 vessels of
feecriptious ashige, two score of them
(Mil to !»• total wrecks, and an un
number probably beneath the
if Massachusetts bay.
is hardly a hay, harbor or inlet
the Penobscot to New London which
pt on h- shores the bones of some
Ch craft, while all along Mits-aclui
and esjiecially Boston harlwr,
aches are pihsl high witii the wrivk
schooners and coal barges. The
although hourly lengthening, is
incomplete, for that ocean grave*
of Cape Cod is still lo be heard
3ie annoyance and inconvenience of the
tl'oud and street cargo embargo, covei
tdie whole of southern New England,
into in-ignifteance before the story
PMestructini wrought by wind and wave.
it will la* many a day before the full
aport of the disaster is known or even
mUmd.
The islands of Boston harbor are with
out exception strewn with wrecks and
wreckage. No less than 20 vessels are
«shore ut Clouées ter. Over 20 in the sup
posed safe harbor of Vineyard Haven
parted their anchor chains yesterday and
«T« high ami dry on the beach. Nata-s
' et beach saw two aehooners and a co.il
^ dash to pieces on its sands, the
rocks of Oohasset claimed a staunch li»h
l: Seituate, a well known pilot boat;
»ehester, a down eastern lumberman,
while one tug and three Iwrgcs known
to have been between Cape Cod and Bis
ton are Una «'counted for and probably
lost. The upper harbors of Boston, Ply
mouth, Salem, Portsmouth, Portland ami
C i other places where vessels were supp«>sed
to be comparatively safe were the scenes
not numerous collisions between the ships
tnd wharves. Kvery life saving crew per
pnned deeds of heroism in rescuing
Bws from stranded vessels, and tug boat
ptains risked life and property in their
hdcavor to save life.
lllir Steamer Mlmln».
The managers of tlie Boston A Portland
____amship Company stated tonight that
I» there are grave doubts as to the safety
of the steamer Portland, which sailed
from here (Saturday night. Every harbor
1 between here and Portland lias been
heard frdm, and one of the south shore
agul iu lid case has tlie steamer been seen.
The Otriy iTUl' : ''T£ harbor which she
eon hi have reached is"Pn>vinceU>wii oi
Cape Cod, and new« from that porlj 4 ^
«u...ously awaited, as it is still impossible
to reach that port by wire.
t*he carried «5 passengers and a crew of
15 men.
The passenger list is abt>ard the Port
land, and at present there is no means of
knowing the names of those on board.
The steamer had in all 97 souls on board.
The Portland is comparatively new and a
aide-wheeler. Her length is 280 feet and
ahe is valued at $250,000.
en
Blanco Out.
Havana, Nov. 28.—Marshal Blanco, at
JO o'clock Saturday morning formally
wed the office of governor and gener
f tain of tlie Island of Cuba, in favor
•ral Ji minez Castellanos. The cere
§8 ook place in the palace without
■ ♦ other solemnity than the secretary
„ f government reading the royal de
on the subject in the presence of the
bnial government and Generals Par
Jo, Solano, ltuiz and Tejada. The cere
ny and festivities attending tlie taking
the oath of office in previous years upon
je appointment of a new governor gen
ral were dispensed with on the present
? occasion. There waa merely a formal
turning over ol military commands.

la««alry ea <• »he Falte H»ht.
New -York. Nov. 28.-1110 hoard of di
I of the Lenox Athletic dub, under
me auspices the Oorbett-Sharkey fight
_._j held last Tuesday night, decided Sat
urday to investigate the various charges
growing out of the affair. A meeting of
the directors for that purpose has been
««lied for today. Corbett and Sharkey,
I their managers and seconds, have been in
flated to attend. The inquiry will be open
, the press.
Safe at the Phlltpntaes.
Washington, Nov. 27.—General Otis,
commanding at Manila, today telegraphed
the war departimmt of the arrival there
yesterday of the transport Arizona from
Honolulu, and today of the transport Ohio
from San Francisco. There was little
«tekness aboard, and no deaths during the
voyage.
Took Notes of Vslse.
Walpole, Mass., Nov. 28.—The vault of
the Wrentham National bank at Wreu
tham was blown open by burglar« Satur
day morning and rifled. About $200 cash
notes valued at $05,000 are missing.
Greek Bsrihqtuüc«.
Patras, Greece, oNv. 39.—Two heavy
earthquake shocks occurred here Sunday
night No fatalities are thus far report
ed.
The Mitsu ,Bishi Company in its ship
building yards at Nagasaki, Japan, em
ploys 2000 men at 30 cents a day for la
hwrers and 50 cents a day and upward for
skilled workmen.
Wait a While, a railroad station in New
fsonth Wales, has just won a fight to re
^ ain its name, which the railroad corn
wished to change.
GUARD PEKIN LEGATION.
A Small Squall of Marine» From the
Bunion Are Landed
Washington, Nov. 27.—Tlie T'nite.l
Stau« navy has landed marines in China.
^ \ dispatch was received at tile navy de
partment yesterday' stating that tiie cap
ta i n of the Charleston had landed a rna
line guard at Tien Tsill.
The dispatch was taken immediately to
I the White house by Acting Secretary Al
|Secretary Hay was called into con
su i ta .tion w ith the result oi reassuring the
, olHoiilU and
al , 1>n>hl . Ilsiün .
j ^ 8eema tlie marines were landed not
! tM , cause o{ a „y information of rioting or
| atla£ | cs U p,, n American missionaries, but
solely to aet as a guard for the United
Having the first feeling of 1
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.states legation at Pekin
The Boston was dispatched to the
mouth of the Hio Ho river several weeks
ago at the instance of United States Min
ister Conger to provide a guard for the le
gation. The minister represented that
nearly all of tlie legations oi European
powers were provided w ith marine guards
and he did not care to he exceptional in
this cose.
i Captain Wilder, commander of the Bos
ton, reported tiie landing to the navy de
! jiartment by cable, lie did not state how
many men were in the guard, but the
force is not believed to exceed two doz
en men.
RED INK, A RED MAN'S DRINK.
Grenl Quantities of This Fluid Con
sumed In Iudin n Territory.
Vigilant as the deputy marshals are .n
Indian territory, and drastic as tlie ap
plication of the prohibition law by the
ikrur.ts mav be, several kinds of intoxica
tion safely d«fv all statutory provisions.
Amazing quantities of ,Jamaica ginger
are consumed in the terri ton. 1 lie stores
handle ginger as a legitimate drug. A
teaspoonful will cause choking and cough
ing for several minutes in a throat unac
customed to swallowing the powerful
stuff. But there are men in the territo
ry who drink two or three l>ottil's a day
with apparent satisfaction to their edu
cated stomachs. More Jamaica ginger is
sold in the Indian territory than in half
a dozen state's where whisky selling is
licensed.
Red ink is another favorite territory
tipple. This is not a nickname for some
thing else. The ordinary red ink which
the bookstores of the states sell for writ
ing purposes is a beverage iu parts of
this country. The ink drinker of culti
vated tastes will buy bottles by the half
dozen at a time and swallow the eon
tents with relish. Essences which sell
elsewhere for flavoring purposes are
drinks under this civilization. Anything
which has a basis of alcohol is in demand.
Intoxication is craved, and the stomach
of tlie Indian territory drinker does not
quarrel with the form in which it comes.
Wood alcohol, accounted poison in most
parts of the country, is consumed in
considerable quantities. The peddlers
buy it in Oklahoma, dilute it with water
and sell it by the pint on this side of the
line.
ALL AROUND MARKET REPORT.
Wheat Quotations, Wool FlfSiM,
and the Price of Produce.
Following are the loonl quotations.
Wholesale prices are given unless other
wise quoted:
Wheat at the warehouse—Country
points: Club, bulk 44c, sacked 45c; blue
stem, bulk 47c, sacked 48c. At Spokane:
Club, bulk 46c, sai-ked 47c; bluestem.
bulk 49e, sacked 60c.
Oats—At Spokane f. o. b., $1.10 per
cwt.
Barley—Country points f. o. b., 85c per
owt.
Rye—Country points f. o. b., 72c per
cwt; Spokane, 75c per cwt
Flour, per bbl—Gobi Drop, $3.75; Big
Loaf, $4.15; Banner, $3.50; Plansifter, $4;
Superb, $3.75; Spokane, $3.50; Swan Pat
ent, $4.15; Snow Hake, $3.75; White Lily,
$3.50; whole wheat, $3.50; rye, $B.50;
graham, $3.50. Per bale—Whole wheat
$1.85; rye, $1.85.
Feed—Bran ami shorts, $12 per ton;
shorts, $13; bran, $10; rolled barley, $20;
chicken feed, [email protected]
Corn—Whole, $1.10 per owt; cracked,
$1.15.
Wool—Fine medium, [email protected] per lb, me
dium, [email protected] per lb.
Produce—Fancy creamery butter, 40
and 60-lb tubs, 28c per lb; 5, 10 and 20
lb tubs, 29c per lb; prints, 25c per lb;
country butter, in rolls, 17c per lb; oook
ing butter, 10c lb; eastern creamery
prints, 25c; cheese, twin, full cream, 13tc
lb; cheese, twin, skim milk. 94® 10c lb
ranch eggs, [email protected]6.50; selected eggs,
$6.75; honey, white comb, 13c per b
fancy, 14c per lb.
Poultry—Chickens, live weight 9® 10c
lb, dressed [email protected]; epring broilers, [email protected]
3.50; turkeys, live [email protected], dressed [email protected]
124c: spring ducks,dressed [email protected]; geese,
live [email protected], dressed [email protected]
Meats—Beef cows, live [email protected],
dressed [email protected] cwt; steers, live $2.75®
3, dressed [email protected]; hog«, live [email protected],
dressed [email protected]; mutton, live [email protected],
drersed [email protected]; dressed veal, [email protected]; lamb,
12Je wholesale.
The following prices are paid in Spo
kane to farmers and other producers:
nay—Timothy, $0 ton; wheat hay,
[email protected]; alfalfa, $10.
Eggs—Ranch, [email protected]
Vegetables— Potatoes, [email protected] per cwt;
cabbage, [email protected] per owt; turnips, $1
per cwt; onions, [email protected] per cwt; beans,
l}@ljc per lb; carrots, $1 per cwt; beets,
$1.25 per cwt
Wheat.
Portland, Nov. 28.—'Wheat, unchang
ed; Walla Walla, 60c; valley, 62c; olub,
63® 64c.
Tacoma, Nov. 28.—Wheat—Club, 60c;
bluestem, 62c.
Metals.
San Francisco, Nov. 28.—Bar silver,
Mexican dollars, 47ic.
Lead. $3.50.
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HOME AND FOREIGN NEWS.
General Item* From All SonreeH. Do
meatlc, Abroad and Spuln*» In
■ urgent lulandn—Odd llappenlniK»
—lliiMiiifHM Progn*»;»—trlnifu and
Accidenta.
During her trial trip tlie Vnited States
1 t«rpedo-hoat Dupont showed a speed
over 30 knots.
Tlie negroes of Indianapolis are organ iz
Ï a colored junta to prevent future race
outrages in the south.
The dipping process for cattle afflicted
with Texas fever is not proving a remark
able success in Missouri
Naval reserves of Illinois wTio served in
the war with Spain will organize the llli
nois Naval Veterans' Association.
The Cherokee senate retuses to treat
with the Dawes commission, and will now
be governed by the Curtis bin.
Ceneral Wood wants tlie colored Vol
unteers ordered back to the United States,
oi«account of their riotous conduct.
At Manila law courts have resumed,
Spanish judges hearing civil eases and
American judges criminal cases.
Rear Admiral Dewev will become rank
ing ollicer of the navy by the retirement
of Rear Admiral Bum« December 25.
Japan has agreed to co-operate with
.n
tions in China to their former status.
China is reported to have recently
agreed with Russia that troops of tlie lat
fense.
Great disorder and po
sibly bloodshed
40
b
10c
Spo
hay,
$1
60c;
Spanish troops find there is no money for
them.
Over 200,000 mail star route bidders
have combined to tr ad«' the 50-cent war
tax imposed on ea$i contract bond, but
they will fail.
One of the most Important measures to
be urged by the remblicans in the New
York legislature Will be a bill for pure
beer.
Estimates by th* United States treas
ury fix the cost $# this country of the
Spanish war up to the present time up to
about $160,000,000.
The court at Yomgstmvn, O., is to de
cide whether Wiliam H. Branton, who
shot his wife, died jefore she did, in order
to award his propety to the heirs.
Great prairie firs have been raging in
South Dakota and northern Nebraska dur
ing the present wetk, resulting in immense
destruction of faru property.
Prince George o' Greece, tlie high com
missioner of the jowers in Crete, entered
pon his duties la-t Tuesday amid the re
joieing of the Christian populace.
Johnstown (Pa.) tire companies, in need
of money for current expenses and failing
to get an appropriation, sold their teams,
and now draw their apparatus by hand.
Agent Pollock, in his recent annual re
port to the interior department, declared
that the Osage Indians are tlie wealthiest
I>eople per capita on earth, and are aris
toera U.
nie frozen surface of the River Such
ona, to Velictuftting, Russia, broke while
number ol people and vehicles were
rossing the stream, and 20 persons w ere
drowned.
During the winter the United States
marine hospital service will take steps to
prevent the réintroduction of yellow fever
in this country next summer. Experts are
now at work in Cuba.
Tlie importa lions of gold into t*.e
Unittd States during the past year are
the largest in the history of the country,
while the production of gold is the largest
in many years, if not unprecedented.
All of the shoe factories at Marlborough,
Mass., opened last Tuesday morning to
give any who desired to return to work
tiie opportunity to do so, but none of
the strikers availed themselves of the
chance.
Mary Billet, over 80 years of age, who
long ago had a tombstone with a blank
date line erected over the site in a ceme
tery which she chose for her grave, died
in the almshouse at Lancaster, P., last
Tuesday.
The Britisè ram battle ship Formidable
was launchei at Portsmouth, England,
Thursday'. She is said to be the largest
w arship in tie world. English and Amer
ican flags 'ere intertwined on the offi
cial stand.
Fourteen Texans, commanded by Lieu
tenant Gib, have gone to Cuba for gov
ice duty.
ly
in
of
■eminent
will r<
new bat
In his| mind report Secretary Long
;end tlie construction of three
ipe,
The aBViga rette law passed by the
TcnnessMegislature has been declared
uneonst
At
tha ai
>nal.
ar department there seems to
be an itÜpssion that not nearly so many
troops #ibe needed in Cuba as was des
ignated la general order some time ago
Colone Hanna, at San Juan, Puerto
Rico, *R. that codfish is the principal
food arte imported into that island,
and thaXova Scotia deniers in codfish
considtr uerto Rico their best market.
Attorv General Griggs has decided
that a rson may draw money on a
check thout a stamp, provided the
ehe« k is.iyable to himself, from his ove n
funds odeposit in the bank in question
At Ptsmouth, Ohio, George W. Fer
guson, quarryman, mistook blasting
pow«{tr>r coal and tried to build a tire
with(ltTwo children were killed. Fer
as terribly burned and other
of the family seriously hurt.
Sticht, inspector of ordnance at
hington navy, has succeeded in
charges from A half dozen of tho
guns recovered from the sunken
cruisers Oquendo, Maria Teresa
•aya.
Bible hill, the mound where Jo
iith, the founder of the Mormon
rims to have dug up, under divine
1, the golden plates on which were
1 the Mormon Bible, is situated ;
farm of Admiral Sampson, near 1
;
'almyra, N. V. The Mormons tried
buy the mound in 1893 to erect upon it a
memorial chapel, but the admiral refused
to sell.
Three tramps applied at the home of
Amlra Shackleford, in Decatur county,
Ga., for food. Mrs. Shackleford, who was
alone, could only give them bread. This
angered the men, and Mrs. Shackleford
became frightened and ran away. The
three tramps then set fire to the house
and the three Shackleford children were
burned to death.
Albert 11am, a farmer of West Dresden
Me., has an apple tree in his orchard
which measures 9 feet 10 inches in cir
cumference one foot from the ground, and
at the height of six feet the trunk
branches into four limbs almost as large.
The tree is over a century old, ami lias
borne well each year for the 47 it has
He
of
been in Mr. Ham s possession. One year : be
it gave him 43 bushels of good apples. I
WASHINGTON.
The new electric plant of New What
coin will be ready to start in operation
December 1. I
Five tons of stores for the new national
guard arrived at tlie Northern Pacific de- |
pot at Olympia'recently. The consign- I c
nient consists of uniforms and accoutre- t
incuts.
The city council of New Whatcom has
let a contract for the construction of a
water main from Lake Whatcom to J.
11. Thomas for $ 19,880.80.
Superintendent Crawford, of tlie Ka
lama batch«
>i v has shipped 500.0(H)
salmon
1 eggs to
the
■ Chehalis hatchery, ami 250.
UOO to
the
Sa niish
hatchery.
The i
jaw
mills at
Aberdeen an
; hard
pushed
to
keep up
with orders,
and 12
vessels
a re
loading
at the docks,
partly
going «
■oastwi.se and some foreign
, chief
ly to Mexii
'O.
The new Methodist church at Prosser,
Wash., was dedicated on the 13th by Pre
siding Elder Warner. The church was
in debt $270, ami that amount, with $17
surplus, was promptly raised. The coot
of the structure is $1388.15.
While Mrs. Rice, of qtuieene, was w atch
ing her husband split wood a flake of
steel from tlie wedge that Mr. Rice was
driving penetrated tlie pupil of her eye.
She went at once to Seattle, where an
operation was performed, the result of
which is not known yet. There is but lit
tle hope that the sight can be saved.
Port Blakely shipped 16 cargoes of luin
l>or in October, of which 10 cargoes went
foreign, carrying 6,123,585 feet of lumber.
405.250 lath and 712,000 shingles. Two of
these cargoes went to Australia, three to
Hawaiian islands, one to Africa, three to
South America and one to China.
Lumber shipments by water from Gray's
harbor during October were us follows:
From Aberdeen, 13 cargoes, 4,779,000 feet;
from Hoaquiam, eight cargoes, 3,057,000
feet; from Cosmopolis, one cargo, 425,000
feet; total, 2 cargoes, or 9,161,000 feet.
Shipped from Willapa harbor, five cargoes.
,070,000 feet.
The governor has appointed Adjutant
General W. J. Canton major of the First
Washington volunteers, vice Major John
Carr, resigned. Canton was formerly a
captain in the Washington national guard
and served as an enlisted man in tlie reg
ular army. To till the vacancy «X'casion
ed by the discharge of Lieutenant Samuel
Davidson, Company H, First Washington
volunteers, Seimnd Lieutenant E. E. South
ern of the same company is promoted to
he first lieutenant, and Sergeant Major
Joe Smith of the regiment is appointed
second lieutenant to fille the vacancy oe
oaSioneil by the promotion of Lieutenant
Southern. Major E. H. Fox, late com
mander of the Independent battalion of
Washington volunteers, has been appoint
ed adjutant general, vice Canton, appoint
ed major in tiie First Washington volun
teers.
A Hmlal Murder.
St. Louis, Nov. 28.—Aged Grandma
VYynn, the richest resident of Brooklyn.
Ills., and owner of half the town which
lies across the river from here, was mm
dered Friday night or early Saturday
morning, by robbers who cut her throat
and left her dead in the front yard, after
ransacking tlie house. Mrs. Wynn, who
frequently had considerable money in the
house, lived entirely alone. She was a
kindly old lady, with many virtues. Her
only failing was a desire to live by herself.
She managed her own estate personally,
collected her rents, loaned her money and
invested her savings without consulting
anyone. Mrs. Wynn wus estimated to be
worth from $90,000 to $100,000.
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WHI Arase In Rhyme.
Anderson, Ind., Nov. 25.—The attorney
for the defendant in a case in the circuit
court served notice that he would pre
sent his argument in poetry. The attor
neys for the plaintiff protested ami the
court arose in dignity and said that he
would not admit poetical arguments.
The matter led to an argument about
the right to employ poetry in law and it
was found that there were no precedents
or statutes against such a method ami
the poetical attorney was obdurate.
The court refused to let the case pro
ceed on this basis and it was postponed
until January 2. The attorneys for the
defense insist that they will present and
argue their case in rhyme, and there
seems to be no way to hold them off.
A Swindler Cascht.
Ban Francisco, Nov. 25.—Amadeo Hor
ace, a native of Chile, who has been vic
timizing a number of prominent people
in the leading cities of the country, lias
been arrested here. On the way to the
police station he made a dash for liberty,
but was recaptured.
In New York Horace assumed the
name of Robert Alberto; in Baltimore,
Robert Redesehi; Chicago, Robert Ar
menino, and in this city, A. Raggi.
Station Ship at San Jnnn.
Philadelphia, Nov. 28.—The transport
Panther sailed from League Island navy
yard Saturday for San Juan, Puerto Rico,
where she will be the station ship for the
; new United States naval station at that
1 point.
I lira uiffl in.
ROOSEVELT ASKS
QUESTIONS.
He Wanta the Investigation Commit
tee to Heport on tlie Food Sup
plie» and to FI* the Responsibil
ities for Groundless aud Inex
cusable Suffering.
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New' York, Nov. 28.—At the se
of the war investigation commission Sat
urday, Captain Howell read a letter ad
dressed to the commission by Robert J.
Roosevelt, secretary of the committee of ,
the Society for the Protection of Soldiers. \
General Dodge suggested that the letter
: be received and filed, and by general con- j
I sent. General Dodge s suggestion was
adopted. The letter written to the com-1
mission by Mr. Roosevelt read in part as t
follows:
I "To the Commission of inquiry—Gen
itlemen: 1 have noticed in the morning
| pup,as that one of your members criti
I c j ses tlie witnesses who have testified at
t lie request of tiie committee formed in
tliis city to protect the soldiers, for tlie
reason that, while establishing the fact
that much groundless and inexcusable suf
fering was inflicted oil the army, they do
not lix the responsibility nor show who is
to blame. If tlie views of your commis
sion are correctly reported, there seems to
lie a misunderstanding between us. We
supi>osed that aU tlie w itnesses had to do
was to prove the facts and that the com
mission was appointed for tlie express pur
pose of fixing the responsibility. The he
roic boy's may forget their sufferings, may
even refuse to testify to them, but their
mothers will not and their fathers will
not. Nor will it do to take refuge behind j
tlie terrors of the civil war. There was no ;
intentional cruelty iu that war, such as ]
seems to have often prevailed in this
w ar. Tlie sick men w ere not starved, j
Sick men were treated with all possible j
kindness and attention. Water was not j
sold to fever racked sufferers at 16 cents '
a glass. Food was not sold to starving |
men at 25 cents a sandwich and dainties j
for the dying men were not eaten by the
:
olhcers. Bui suppose matters had been a :
thousand times worse iu tlie civil war, j
would that be any reason now that our !
men should be sent with arms out of j
date, that there should be no ambulances,
no pack trains or transportation to carry |
food to the front, not half sufficient medi- |
eines nor doctors, nor proper hospitals
and that men with freshly treated wounds
should be left to die in the mud on a
blanket,if they had one—without it if they
had none—nor even why niidu inter under
clothing should be sent to Cuba and mid
summer gauze shirts to Moutauk.
InrestiKH'te the Food Supplies.
'You can direct your inquiries in the
first place to the food supply. Find out
who gets tlie difference between the dou
ble rations allowed by the government
and the meagre hard tuck, bacon and
green coffee served to the soldiers. The
witnesses arc the books and the roils in
the public departments, to which you have
full access. We have furnished you the
facts, shown you the brutality, cruelty,
neglect, indifference, how the men tlie
government was under every obligation
to protect and especially because they
had a right to rely 141011 such protection,
were unaccounted for when sick, left with
out attention when wounded, abused, mal
treated, iu some eases practically mur
dered.
"We have shown you an indifference
and belittling of human sufferings which
continue even now. If this nation is to
become a warlike one, if we are to have
an army which shall be efficient and to
be relied upon, those crimes and blunders
must be corrected und your commission
must correct them. It is not for you to
make the feeble excuse that your commis
sion, a mere voluntary ass<jciation with
no legal existence even, shall shoulder this
responsibility."
from
llud Prairie Fires.
St. Louis, Nov. 29. — A special
Perry, O. T., says:
Prairie fires have played havoc in Ok- |
lahoma and the Indian Territory for the'
last few days. One farmer lost 1000 acres
If tine hay in the field, several hundred
bales of cotton and 50 head of cattle and
hogs. He estimates 'his loss at $20,000.
Millions of tons of hay in bales and bulk
have been burned in other sections, and
no less than a dozen residences have been
destroyed. Several lives have been lost
in these prairie fires. In the Kiowa In
dian reservation a strip of land 30 by 75 I
nules was burned, causing great damage.
The Uuldvrla Fire.
San Francisco, Nov. 25.—The entire ,
scenic and mechanical effects and ward- |
robe of tlie "Becret Service" company |
was destroyed by the Raldwin hotel fire. !
Robert M. Eberle estimates the loss at ]
$61100. Mr. Gillette will take the Cali- J
fornia theater Monday evening and play
out his engagement there.
E. J. Baldwin said toilay that the fire '
meant a loss to him of about $2,500,000,
as he had expended that amount in build
ing, altering and furnishing the hotel.
Fire Marshal Towne declares that the
structure was a death trap and says that
no such flimsy structure shall again be
erected in the heart of the city.
Bizzer Discount on Stumps.
Washington, Nov. 25.—The commis
sioner of internal revenue in his annual
report, the principal feature of which
was made public in July last, recom
mends that the war revenue law be
umended so as to allow a discount of 3
per cent, to purchasers of $100 or more
instead of 1 per cent, as now provided.
■Unless such action is taken, the com
missioner says, a very large increase in
the number of stamp deputies will be
necessary. The number of internal rev
enue stamps issued during the vear was
1,142,274,189, of the value of $192,153,
933.
A TACKLE IN TIME.
Tonn« American Football Play«»
Too Much for a Mad Filipino.
Charles Bryant Howard contributes
a story under the title of "A *Tackle'
in Time," to the St. Nicholas. Mr.
Howard tells of two young foot-ball
players who were with their father, a
sea-captain, In the Philippines:
Suddenly, amid a clatter of wheels
on the rough pavement and the'bewil
dering babel of Spaniards, natives, and
I Chinamen, the boys notic'd a louder
! sound up the street, which Increased
I as approached to shouts aud yells of
excitement or fear; the people stopped
aud turned their heads; somebody
shouted 'Uno loco (A madman)!" and
, at t j, at ever ybody began dodging into
\ doorways and fleeing around corners,
as If possessed by a deadly terror,
j "What is it?" exclaimed Jack,
"Blessed If I know," said Harry;
"some row up the street. I guess. Let's
t
: wait ami see what father does."
And then they saw a strange sight;
a half-naked, villainous-looking "Fil
ipino" (native) tearing along the side
walk toward whore their father stood,
flourishing in one hand a soldier's belt,
with a heavy buckle—a very service
able weapon In aecustoniiHl hands—
while the people made way for him
right and left in mad haste, tumbling
over one another, with shrieks and
screams of fear; evidently he was a
soldier front a native regiment, who
had been sentenced to punishment for
some misdemeanor, and having man
aged to eseai>o, was endeavoring to
reach tlie native quarter of tlie town;
he was pursued at some distance by a
native corporal and several soldiers
and guardlas (native policemen), whose
shouts of "Cuidado! Tara (Look out!
Stop him)!" addl'd to the general up
roar.
The hoys saw their father turn quick
ly and glance toward them, while the
old Spaniard shot into a doorway with
amazing swiftness: then the captain
faced tlie native again, and sw'iing his
thick bamboo cane aloft. Down it
came with all the strength of his pow
erful arm—whack!—and the belt and
stick went whirling away in the air,
while the runaway, after a stagger,
changed his course slightly, and came
flying across the street toward the two
boys. They heard their father give a
warning shout. Harry Instinctively
sprang in front of Jack, and, not
knowing just what was the matter,
but feeling that the man ought to bo
stopped somehow, he proceeded to do
so iu his own way. Stooping quickly
with bent head and outstretched right
arm as the man came rushing up, he
"tackled" him around his brawny
waist as he had tackled many an op
ponent on the football field at home,
and almost expected to hear the fa
miliar roar of applause from tlie spec
tators as he and tlie "Filipino" came
down with a crash and a whirl of arms
and legs, rolling over across tlie hard
sidewalk till they brought up with a
prodigious thump against the building,
the native struggling atop; hut in an
other minute Jack Intd hurled himself
atop of him, involuntarily shouting
"Held!" as soon as he could catch his
breath.
At this point a "referee" turned up In
the shape of the big native corporal,
who promptly grabbed the deserter
and yanked him to his feet; holding
him, writhing and hissing, in a grasp
of iron.
"Buen tnuchaclios (Good boys)!" said
the great brown-faced soldier. "In
gleses (English)!"
"No, amigo; Americanos," answered
Captain Hale, who hail now arrived on
the spot, still minus his stick.
"For supuesto (of course)," grunted
the corporal. "1 might have known It,
senor. This Is the worst man in the
regiment; he would have killed you If
be could. Cobardes (cowards)!" he
growled at the gaping people, who
were timidly peering from various re
treats. "These two American children
are heroes, and you—carabaos (tame
buffaloes)!" And with that expression
of contempt, the worst that can he ap
plied to a Philippine native, he twlsteil
| one powerful hand in his prisoner's
long baIr> and marched him off to cool
his excitement iu the guard-house.
Why Locomotives Are Numbered.
A prominent railroad man says that
the old custom of naming engines in
stead of numbering them was done
away with because there was such a
pressure brought to bear in favor of
this, that and the other locality. Th«
I vario,Ui influe net's used became so an
noying to the officials that they decided
to adopt Che plan of numbering the lo
comotives, which was done. A simi
lar nuisance exists at Washington la
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Ing the late war Secretary Long was
pestered more with people who wanted
vessels named in honor of somebody or
something than he was with all the
other questions which came before him
put together.
Origin of Our "Days of the Week."
SundHj: The day devoted to the wor
ship of the Sun by our forefathers.
Monday: The day devoted to the wor
ship of the Moon by our forefathers.
Tuesday; The day devoted to the wor
ship of Tieu or Tyw, the god of war.
Wednesday: The day devoted to the
worship of Woden or Odin, the god of
wind. Thursday: The day devoted to
the worship of Thor, the god of thun
der. Friday: The day devoted to the
worship of Freya or Friga, the Venus
of the North. Saturday: The day de
voted bo the worship of Saturn, the god
of agriculture, or Satyr, the god of the
forest.—Bristol Observer.
A Champion.
Mrs. Ipsley—They say your husband
Is one of the best golf-players In this
town.
Mrs. Wanston—Oh, yes, he Is a thop.
ough master of It. Why, he can a®
tually talk the language In hia zleejv

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