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THE UNION PACIFIC.
Hoorgetniz ation Committee Guar jutees tiie Government's Claim. XOCUS CREEi IXDIA5 WARRAXIS. Osmnaient Officials Ponlad to Know m Whom the Loss Will Fall Canada I I. Thompson Appointed Mar. anal of Oklahoma. WabiiingtCn', Oct. 27. There is no Songer any doubt that the reorganiza-" tion committee has increased its gtoar--antee offer for the Union JPacific road property to the full amount of the gOTernment claim against that road and that the government has formally accepted it. The government under these circumstances will not oppose the sale of the road on the date orig inally fixed. The reorganization com mittee has agreed to a postponement of the sale of the Union Pacific A dispatch from St. Paul stated that Che main line of the Union Pacific will (be sold on Monday at Omaha. The notice of a motion for postponement, which was to come up Thursday, has been formally withdrawn and the sale will proceed as scheduled. The sale of the Kansas division, by agreement, has been postponed until December 15. BOGUS CREEK INDIAN WARRANTS. "Washington, Oct. 27. Government officials are at a loss to know on whom will fall the loss by the $90,000 worth of bogus warrants on account of the Creek Indian payments which are now out. The government will not lose Anything, but the money on all these 'warrants has been paid out in an in rtertnediary way. Whether the Creek niation, -which is said to have paid some of the money on the war rants, or outside parties, who are Vknown to have cashed at least a part , of them on a premium, as brokers for others, will be the ones to stand the loss, is not known. Secretary Bliss stated yesterday that while there were --about 90,000 worth of bogus warrants out for the Creek payment, they had mot been paid. Who holds the war grants cannot be learned, he said, but the government would not lose a cent. (Further than this the officials refuse to talk. The warrants were on the United States sub-treasury at St. Louis, and the arrangements for the pay ments were immediately suspended pending the investigation? THE OKLAHOMA MARSUALSHIP. Washington, Oct. 27. The long .pending contest for United States marshal of Oklahoma was settled yes terday, after a delay of nearly eight i months, by the appointment of Canada II. Thompson, of Enid. His commis sion will be sent to him at once, so that the business of the office may be I placed in his hands as soon as possible. DR. HUNTER ACCEPTS. "Washington, Oct. 27. Dr. Godfrev "Hunter, of Kentucky, it is understood, has accepted the mission to Guatemala, and will be appointed soon after the election in Kentucky. WAS IT BLOWN UP? -Oepew Says the Mew York Central Wreck Wm Cufci by Dynamite. "New York, Oct. 27. The Herald and "World quote Chauncey M. Depew, -president of the New York Central railroad, as saying that the wreck at Garrisons last Sunday was caused by a . dynamite explosion. "Anyone who is familiar with railroading," said Mr. "Depew, "knows that the continual pounding of trains over a roadbed has 'the effect of beating it down until it is like rock. That roadbed has been in use for 40 years, and that it was Hike rock is shown by the fact "'that immediately after the wreck, before the , workmen had filled sin any, the break showed a lean cut perpendicular cleavage." This view was corroborated later by a special engineer. He examined the engine and found that all its injuries .are what are considered superficial amon; railroad men. Neither the1 rznain nor the side rods were broken and the pilot was practically intact, showing. Superintendent McCoy de clared, that the engine had only been injured in rolling down the embank ment after it had left the track. BLIZZARD IN THE WEST. MiCh Wind and now Suspend Railroad Traffie and Damage Property. Cripple Creek. CoL. OcL 27. Not in "years has there been such a blizzard tiere as that which prevails at the pres ent time. High winds that come in streaks like waves of a typhoon are lrif ting the snow so that sidewalks in iplaces are almost impassable. Traffic -on railroads . is suspended and telephone wires are down. Can ;yons are choked with snow, and it is impossible to see 100 Cect on account of the blinding storm. Considerable damage to property has been done. Mining operations are raerionsly impeded by the storm which lias been raging 14 hours and continnes arioasly with no sign of abatement won. The weather is very cold, and it is feared there will be great suffer ing among the poor. Another Football Victim. "Nssw York, Oct. 27. Andrew Hasche, US years old, of this city, died from in juries received in a game of football played, at Casino beach on Sunday. XMia neck was broken. IS THE MYSTERY SOLVED? Name of the Dead Child Found Near Kan sas city la Belle Carr. Kansas Citt, Mo., Oct. 26. The mys tery of the murdered little girl whose body was found on a sand bar in the Missouri river has, the police believe, been solved. The father of the child is under arrest in Liberty and will be brought to Kansas City for safe keep ing. The name of the child is Belle Carr. The father's name is William Carr. He is a farmer and laborer of Clay county. He was arrested Mon day two miles from Liberty. He re sisted arrest and had to be overpow ered and handcuffed. 'The grand mother of the child and two neigh bors positively identified the clothes of the dead child. The stepmother ad mits her husband took the child away. PEOPLE PANIC-STRICKEN. Forest Flrea In Pennsylvania Still Raglnf and Loss of Property Js Great. Greenshurg, Pa., Oct. 26. The fire in the mountainous region in the vicin ity of Laurelville is still raging. The people living along the course, of the fire are panic-stricken. On Saturday night it was believed that the worst h. d passed, and even then many thou sand acres of timber had been burned. A terrific wind Sunday evening start ed the fire anew, and now the loss is estimated at $150,000. There are still several thousands of acres of the most, valuable timber on a line with the fire, besides several houses and barns. These, it is believed, will have to go. The hillsides along both sides of the Youghiogheny river for a long distance are burning. AN ARCHBISHOP'S MANDATE. Catbolica .Forbidden to Attend Weddinajs or Funerals In Non-Catholic Churches. Kingston, Ont, Oct. 26. Archbishop Cleary caused a sensation here yester day by his promulgation of a mandate from the pulpit at St. Mary's cathedral, in which he said: We hereby declare, with all the authority ol the church vested in us as archbishop of King ston and your chief pastor, that any Catholic in our metropolitan city or diocese who shall hereafter presume to enter any non-Catholio edifice to assist at what is termed a marriage ceremony or a service for the dead, even though he should not take an active part in the performance, renders himself guilty of mortal sin by dishonoring- the religion of his baptism and defying the laws of the holy church and giving public scandal before society: and we furthermore reserve to ourself alone the power to absolve from this heinous sin. WINDS AND HIGH TIDES. The Storm Now linerlng on the Atlantic Coast Causes threat Damaee. New York, Oct. 26. High tides and higher winds that drove the sea inland have caused an immense amount of damage along the New Jersey and Long Island coast during the past 24 hours. Many buildings erected on the sand at the summer resorts were knocked to pieces and carried out to sea, and coast line railroads have suf fered much loss and delay by wind which blew at the rate of from 35 to 90 miles an hour. When the high water reaches its maximum, even greater damage is expected, unless the gale subsides. From down the Long Island coast the heaviest damage is reported. WILDCATS FIGHT. Express Messenger's Lively Experience with Home Animala in 11 Is Chargre. Chicago, Oct. 26 About an hour after an express train from Kansas City left there Saturday night two wildcats, which had traveled in a box from California, began fighting in the express car, in charge of Gambel, the messenger. Gambel tried to quiet them with raw beef, but they kept up their conflict for over an hour, while the messenger stood trembling on the safe with drawn revolver. When all was quiet he approached the box and found only one 50-pound wildcat, with a few bones and some tufts of hair of the other. DOGS FOR THE KLONDIKE. Chicago Pound Drawn Upon for Animala to Draw Sleds Across Passes. Chicago, Oct. 26. Exactly 220 dogs of high and low degree, mostly the lat ter, the property of W. H. Lewis, a Seattle lawyer, are on their way to the Pacific coast from Chicago, and will be sold to the Klondike miners. Lawyer Lewis hopes to get from S25 to $50 apiece for the canines. Dogs are said to be precious animals in Seattle, where every miner who intends to enter the newly found gold regions wants a quartette of curs to haul his sled. STARVATION IN HAVANA. Short Food Supnly the Cause of Startling Mortality Washington, Oct. 26. In his last weekly report to Surgeon General Wy man, Sanitary Inspector Hrunner, of the marine hospital service, reports seven deaths from starvation in Ha vanna for the week ended October 7 and 21 for the week ended, October 14. He also reports a rapid increase in in testinal diseases, due to the contracted food supply', estimating that two-fifths of the total deaths of the city are due to this cause. Kx-Got, Stone Score Tammany. New York, Oct. 26. Ex-Gov. W. J. Stone, of Missouri, has aroused the ire of Tammanyites by writing a letter in which he declare that Bryan and Bry anites are not for the Van Wyck ticket. Mr. Stone regards Mr. George as the true democratic candidate, and in ex pressing himself to the effect takes oc casion also to score Tammany and ita leaders in the bitterest fashion. AWFUL CATASTROPHE. Passenger Train on the New York Cen tral Leaps into the Hudson River. Twentr-Eight People Dead as the Result of Track Giving; Way Three Sleepers Held the Track or Death 1.1st Would Be Larger. Garrisons, N. Y., Oct. 25. The Buf falo and New York special No. 4, on the New York Central & Hudson River ' road, was thrown from the track into the Hudson river 1 miles below here just before daylight yesterday morn ing, causing the loss of 23 lives. The retaining wall along the river had been nndermined by high water in the river, and the track caved nnder the weight of the train. The train consisted of the engine, an express car, a combina tion baggage and smoking car, one day coach and six sleepers. The en gine and two of the forward cars are submerged in 50 feet of water. Engi neer Foyle and FiremanTompkins went down with the engine. As the train plunged over the embankment the coupling that held the last three of the sleepers broke, and they miraculously remained on the broken track. In that way some 60 lives were saved. Of eye witnesses -there were none, except the crew of a tugboat passing with a tow. They saw the train with its licht as it came flashing about the curves, and then saw the greater part ' of it go into the river. Some of the cars with closed windows floated, and the tug, whistling for help, cast off its hawser and started to the rescue. A porter jumped from one of the cars that remained on the track and ran into the yard of Augustus Carr's house, near which the accident occurred, and stood screaming for help and moaning: ! "The train is in the river. All our ' passengers are drowned." In a few minutes Carr had dressed himself, and, getting a boat, rowed j with the porter to the scene. As they ! turned a point in the bank they came j upon the express car and the combina- I tion car floating about 20 feet from ' shore, but sinking every minute. One man was taken from the top of the j car, and efforts were made to rescue those inside. A few were gotten out, the passengers in the cars left upon the track making a human bridge to the shore to take the wound ed on. The day coach and smoker had gone down in the deeper water and rescue was impossible. In the latter coach the conditions must have been horrible. The car turned completely over and the passenger end of it was deep in the water, while the baggage end stood up toward the sur face. The men in that lower end must have fought like fiends for a brief period, for the bodies, when taken out, were a mass of wounds. SCHLEGEL ACQUITTED. Dr. Burger's Slayer Set Free by a Jury In the Kansas City Criminal Court. Kansas Citt, Mo., Oct. 25. The jury in the case of John Schlegel, charged with the murder of Dr. Lyman A. Ber ger in July last, returned a verdict of not guilty on the ground that Sen le ge 1 was insane at the time of the mur der, but adding that he had recovered from such insanity. A. W. Steele, the foreman of the jury, said after the ver dict was rendered that Schlegel's ac quittal was based largely on sen timent. Schlegel's letter, which had such a vital bearing on the motive for the crime, was not, says Mr. Steele, taken into consideration at all, nor was any of the evidence weighed or considered. The reading of the-verdict was followed by a tu mult of cheers and scenes of great re joicing, as the court room contained at the time about 75 persons, most of them stanch friends of the accused, who had been waiting since early morning for the jury to report. SAFE FROM VANDALS. Pullman's Body Made Secure from Attack by Orave Robbers. Chicago, Oct. 25. Learning wisdom from the pages of history, wherein it is related that the body of Millionaire A. T. Stewart was stolen from the grave and held for ransom, together with the frustrated attempt of ghouls to secure possession of . the body of the martyr president, Lincoln, the family of George M. Pullman decided to protect nis remains and all Saturday,, night, while the world slept, men were engaged in the work of encasing the mahogany casket holding the remains of the dead millionaire in the heart of a solid rock, banded by bars of steel, and impregna ble to the attack of vandals with picks, or even dynamite itself. The body of George M. Pullman will lie undis turbed as long as time shall last. A BANKER HORSEWHIPPED. The Wife of a slloam Springs. Ark., Shoe maker A veneres Alleg-ed Wrongs. Siloam Springs, Ark., Oct. 25. R. S. Morris, cashier of the Bank of Siloam Springs and a married man, was called from the bank to the shop of ' Ben Sapp, a shoemaker, and was met j by Mrs. Sapp, who plied a horsewhip about his face and shoulders. Mrs. Sapp claims that Morris went to her house and insulted her. It is known, however, that Morris had a mortgage on the premises and demanded pay ment on pain of, immediate foreclosure. This, it is thought, is the real founda tion of the trouble. SHIPMENT OF MONEY. RaassB Why Ha nit a Prefer to Remit Fands b jr Expreaa. The fact that many southern and east ern banks have recently used the reg istered mail service for the transmis sion of currency to and from the bank ing centers of the country has caused considerable comment. The reason is found in the inability of the banks to secure this year, through the treasury of the United States, the benefit of gov ernment contract rates from the ex press companies. Prior to this year the treasury gladly shipped currency to banks at government rates, in return for gold. In the last contract with the express company, however, a etiuse was ibserted by which such privileges should be afforded to the banks only when the treasury needed gold. The secretary of the treasury having decided that the treasury does not need gold now, the banks cannot participate in the advantages of the government contract and to save transmission charges country bankers have directed their city correspondents to make ship ments intended for them by registered mail. s The cashier of a large national bank which ships many thousands of dollars every day to its correspondents all over the country, in speaking about this mat ter with a New York Evening Post re porter, said : "The conservative banker still prefers to send money by the well-known ex press companies; but, to save expense, since the government refuses to remit for the banks any longer at government contract rates, the country banks are apparently willing to take the risk of transmission by registered mail with the guarantee of an insurance com pany's policy for its safe delivery. Not withstanding, however, the registration and insurance, the risks of sending large sums of money by mail are very great. A package of currency which is forwarded by the registered mail de partment of the postal service has no distinctive mark indicating its value; a pencil receipt is given for it just the same as for any ordinary letter or pack age of merchandise. The package of money is thrown in with packages of merchandise of all sorts, and no more care is taken of it than is taken with a box of shoes or a package of gloves. The registry clerk's receipt is not a doc ument that is as well known or as satis factory as the receipt of the receiving clerk of an express company, and in case of the loss of the package, the delay in the recovery of the money is intermin able. "On the other hand, the express com panies locate missing packages of money or make good the loss promptly, without technicalities or delays. They are responsible, and banks run no risk in shipping by them. - Their employes are chosen solely on the ground of abil ity and trustworthiness, and they are therefore more likely to be more ac curate and prompt than postal em ployes, who owe their places, more or less, to politics, notwithstanding the civil service examination. While it i trat- that by insuring money sent by registered mail there is some guarantee against loss by non-delivery, it is equal ly true that there is considerable risk of loss if the insurance company stands on technicalities. The slightest in formality in the observance of the terms of an open policy issued by an insurance company renders the policy invalid, and would in the case of a missing package oanse the loss to fall on the consignor. The technicalities to be observed by a remitting bank in sending money by registered mail when the delivery of the money is insurea Dy one ox ,nrn-i- eomoanies are very great com pared with the simple but safe methods f tho exnress companies, and unless some new regulations are made by the nnl authorities for senaing regis tered mail conservative New York banks will certainly prefer to snip cy press." The cost of postage and insurance. says the Post, is much less than the usual express charges at what are known as bankers' rates. Few New York bankers, however, would remit money in that way, unless they were directed to do so by their correspond ents. They would rather ship it by ex press, even though it cost more to do so, because they consider it the safer way. .- First Dip. Walter T was six years old. He never had seen the ocean. We were to spend the summer at the seaside, and Walter had a new bathing suit. p.prv hov in the blocK was mviteu into the house to see him try it on, and nne day we discovered him in the Dam tub surrounded by an admiring group of juveniles, to whom he was discours ing about how he would dive from the end of the iron pier when he reached the ocean. When the young man, now ever, saw the ocean with the great waves rolling on the beach, he could not be induced to go near it, ana posi tively refused to put on his bathing 3uit. One day his father offered him ! 50 cents if he would put on his suit ' and get wet all over. once. He wanted ! the money very much, and he finally ' consented. Clasping his arms around his father's neck like a vise, the great J undertaking was begun. After much ' shivering and trembling he was wet ' about two inches above his ankles, when he exclaimed: "Papal I guess I will only take ten cents' worth this time." Crypt. I MEMPHIS IS SCARED. People Leaving- tjie City on .AO- count of Yellow Fever. THE SITUATION AT SEW ORLEANS. Jtfty-Stlne New Caaea and Seven leatha la the Crescent City Report from Little Rock Federal Prisoners Trans ferred Town Depopulated. Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 27. Yester day's yellow fever record in this city was seven new cases and no deaths. All of the new cases, with a single ex ception, are in the southern part of the city, where the original case was discovered. More than a thousand people have left the city within the last 24 hours. Dr. Thornton, president of the board of health, in an interview last night, said that he does not antic ipate an epidemic; in fact, he can see no cause, for serious alarm. A cold wave is predicted within 36 hours, and the health officer believes that . the disease has reached its worst stage so far as Memphis is concerned. THE SITUATION AT NEW ORLEANS. New Orleans. Oct. 27. There were 59 new cases of yellow fever yesterday and seven deaths. The new cases were developed from various sections of the city. Cases appear from where there has never been fever before and the doctors say that the germs are fly ing around and that cases are not to be restricted by municipal or geo graphic boundaries. 1 THE REPORT FROM LITTLE BOCK. Little Rock, Ark., Oct. 27. The Little Rock board yesterday quaran tined against Bald Knob and Wynne, Ark. At Wynne there are two cases of suspicious fever, the patients being children of a refugee, a railroad man from Memphis. At Montgomery the official report of the board of health yesterday gives ten new cases and one death. FEDERAL PRISON ERS TRANSFERRED. Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 27. By order of the federal authorities, all the United States prisoners in jail at Montgomery, Ala., have been ordered transferred to this city. The train bearing these prisoners lef t " that city yesterday morning and got here last night. A TOWN ALMOST DEPOPULATED. Meridian, Miss., Oct. 27. Dr. H. S. Gulley, state health officer, is in re ceipt of a telegram officially announ cing yellow fever at New Albany, Miss. The dispatch adds that the town has been almost depopulated. PUBLIC LANDS. Annual Report of the Commissioner of the General Land Office. - Washington, Oct. 27. Commisisoner of the General Land Office Binger Her mann has submitted his annual report to the secretary of the interior. Com pared with the previous year it shows a decrease of 3,293 original homestead entries, aggregating 378,625 acres. In the entire disposals of public land there was a falling off of 5,370,406 acres. The areas sold for cash reached 419,052 acres and miscellaneous entries aggregating 7,334.554 acres. The - re ceipts from disposal of public lands amounted to $1,596,380, and from the disposal of Indian lands, $438,716. TVi am tvato !l f)R7 sin-iTilT.Tii-sil n:i t fn t a issued, approximating 5,133,920 acres. There were patented or certified with the effect of patenting for the benefit of railroad companies, under congres sional grants, 5,101,969 acres, a de crease of over 10,000,000 acres from the previous year. An approximate estimate of the num- Tka,. as,-Ac i t rai9nt. nn Til i lnnila in the several states and territories at the close of the fiscal year is given, the amount in Kansas being 1,046,589; in Missouri, 497,764; in Nebraska, 10,669, 353, and in Oklahoma, 8,105,238. The commissioner then urges fur ther legislation to make secure the capital invested in the reclamation of arid lands, lie also touches on min ing and timber claims and wants ample appropriations for protecting forest reservations. WILLIAM CARR CONFESSES. An Inhuman Father Without Apparent Re fcret Telia of Murdering; Ills Child. Kansas City, Ma, Oct. 27. With the utmost composure and without a word of regret or tear of remorse William Carr confessed to the police that he had murdered his little daughter, Belle. A few minutes before six o'clock last night, in the presence of Chief of Police Hayes, Inspector Hal pin and Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Mas tin, Carr told in detail the story of his unnatural crime. Coolly, and in a steady voice, Carr related all the incidents of his long tramp from Liberty, which ended at the river bank, where the little one was hurled into the rushing waters. He expressed no sorrow for the untimely end of his offspring. He told how he wound the clothesline around the body of the in nocent child, tied the stone to her breast and flung the helpless babe into the river, and in the telling of it he , displayed as little feeling as he would had he been relating the details of the drowning of a dog. When he had fin ished, while the listeners were dam founded at the heartlessness of the child-murderer, he heaved a sigh pf re lief and laughed softly and sank back in his chair witn me air oi a. mu agreeable, task.