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'Jo the War Department Tells an Interesting Story or THE MANILA CAMPAIGN. So !.*? IUuo\vo?d Ui?a (hit of (he Stab. bom f'onteetat Sautfafo-The Amerlr>n (oiiiiuamler Held no Comnmulcatiou >riih Asnliialdo, and all the Operatio.ua of ilie 1'nlietl Slates Forces were Con* dMcird Without Uefereuoeto the IntnrKent rorcoi-Citnt Brmrerjr Displayed Uroar .Soldiers?The Crowning accoiii. pllihcd of lite Campaign. WASHINGTON, Sept. 30. - The report of Major General Weoley Merritt of the operations about ManIJa was made public at the war department today. It is dated on board the transport China. August 31. After riving briefly .h? ?tory of his embarkation and arrl- | val at Manila, and the disposition of the troops there, he says: "I found General Greene's command encamped on a strip of sandy land running parallel to the shore of the bay, ?nfi not far distant from the beach, but owing to the great difficulties of landing supplies the greater portion of the force had shelter tents only, and xvere suffering many discomforts, the camp being situated In a low, flat place, without shelter from the heat of the tropical #un or adequate protection from the terrific down pours of rain so frequent at this season. I was at once struck by the exemplary spirit of patient, even cheerful, endurance shown by the officers and men under such circumstances, and this feeling of admiration for the manner in which the American soldier, volunteer and regular alike, accept the necessary hardships of the work they have undertaken to do, has grop'n and increased with every phase of the difficulties and trying campaign which the troops of the Philippine expedition have brought to such a brilliant and successful conclusion. General Merrltt then speaks of Aguinaldo's accomplishments previous to bis arrival, and continues: No Communication with Agnlttiilrfo. "As General Agalnaldo did not visit mt on my arrival, or offer his services as a subordinate military leader, and as m>* Instructions from the President fully contemplated the occupation of the It !anda by the American land forces, and stated that, the powers of the military occupant are absolute and supreme and immediately operate upon the political condition of the Inhabitants, I did not consider it wise to hold any direct ComroantcatUm with the Insurgent leader until I could be in possession of the city ot .Manila especially, as I would not until then be In a position to issue a proclamation, and enforce my authority in the event that his pretension* should clash with my designs. V lliramiiir rNurreii?l?r. "On the ninth a formal joint demand for the surrender of the city was sent in. This demand was based upon the hopelessness of the struggle on the part vf the Spaniards, and that every consideration of humanity demanded that the city should not be subjected to bombardment under such circumstances. The captain general's reply, of same oaic, MdlCU Wlttt U?C CUUIII-I1 VI had declared that the demand could not be granted, but the captain general offered to consult hla government If we would allow him the time strictly necessary for the communication by way of llong Kong. This was declined on our part, for the reas??n that It could. In the opinion of the admiral and myself, lead only -to a continuance of the situation, with no Immediate result favorable to us, and the necessity was apparent and very urgent that decisive action should be taken at once to compel the enemy to give up the town. In order to relieve our troops from the trenches, and from the great exposure to unhealthy conditions, which were unavoidable In a bivouac during the rainy season. The sea coast batteries In defense of Manila are so situated that It la Impossible for ships to engage mem without Ann* Into the town, ana n? the bombardment of a city filled with women and children, sick and wounded, and containing a large amount of neutral property, could only be justified as a last report. It was agreed between Admiral Dewey and myself that an attempt should be made to carry the extreme right of the .Spanish line en? trer.ohments In front of the positions at that time occupied by our troops, which, with li? flank on the seashore, was entirely npi?n to the lire of the navy. It was not my intention to press the assault nt (his point, in case the enemy hold It In strong force, until nftne navy had made practicable ici'i hct l,t tliw niiri ihjknn th< t?< * holding them, which could not be dnrif by the army alone, owing to the ||(|e gunw. Thla Is lndlcat"l fully In the orders and memoran'I Jm of attack hereto appended. It tva* i .v. ver, as most desirable, ?N'! ir 'i <ordanco with the principle v!l!*td warfare that the attempt should he rr?d*? to drive the enemy out r ' ! <vurenrhments before resorting to Iment >>f th( city. ors U ived some tim** previously MncArthurV and (ireene'a brlnadf u-1 organised n* the *pcond division r'f the ? kht array corps, Hriiradier Oen* Thomas M. Anderson commnndlnR; end In anticipation of the attack, Oen1 1' Anderson moved his headquarters from Oavite to the brigade camps and i\- 'Jrned direct command In the field. | ' of th<j written ond verbal Instructions referred to above and up* hereto, were nlven to the dlvh- | ml hi Is* je < ommandfw on the <kV?lfth, nnd nil the troops were In peal-, ' n ' n th?- 18th at nn early hour In the, morning. ilm Uianlt on ttpNitUh About 0 a. m. on that day our fleet | forward from Cavltt nnd br- I 1 1"f- jo a. m. uucnud a hot and accurate L Are of heavy shells and rapid lire projectiles on the sea flsnk of the Sptnlnh intrenchinents at Uie powder magaxlne fort and at the name time the Utah batteries, In position in our trepches near the "Calle Real" began firing with great accuracy. At 10:25 on a prearranged signal from our tranches thpt It was believed our troops coald advance, the navy ceased firing and Immediately a light line ot skirmishers from the Colorado regiment of Greene's brigade passed over our trenches and deployed rapidly forward another line from the same regiment from the left flank of our earthworks advancing swiftly up the beach In open order. Both these lines found the powder magazine fort and the trenchea flanking it deserted, but as they paased over the Spanish works they were met by a sharp Are from a second line situated in the streets of Malate, by which a number or men were killed and wounded, among others the soldier who pulled down the Spanish colore still flying on the fort and raised our own. The worka of the second line soon gave way to tl\e determined advance of Greene's troops nnd that omcer pusnea his brigade rapidly throughout Mai ate and over the bridges to occupy Blnonda and San Miguel as contemplated in his instructions. In the meantime the brigade of General MacArthur advancing simultaneously on the Pasay road encountered a very sharp Are,coming from the block houses, trenches and woods in his front, positions which it was verr 1 difficult to carry, owing to the swampy condition of the ground on both sides of the roads and the heavy undergrowth concealing the enemy. With much gallantry and excellent judgment on th? 1 part of the brigade commander and the troops engaged these difficulties were overcome with a minimum loss, and MacArthur advanced and held- the i bridges and the town of Malate, as was < contemplated In his instructions. , The city of Manila was now in our possession, excepting the walled town, but shortly after the entry of our troops into Malate a white flag was displayed on the walls, whereupon Lieu- , tenant Colonel C. A. Whittier, United StAtes volunteers, of my staff, and Lieutenant Brumby, United States oavr, representing Admiral Dewey,were sent ashore to communicate with the town, going at once to the palace of the governor general and there, after a conversation with the Spanish authorit- < lea, a preliminary agreement of the terms of canitulatlon was signed by the captain general and myself. This agreement was subsequently Incorporated , Into the formal terms of capitulation, as arranged by the officers representing the two forces. Immediately after the surrender the Spanish colors on the sea front were hauled dotvn and the American flag displayed and saluted by the guns of the navy. The second Oregon regiment, which had proceeded by sea from Cavlte was disembarked and entered the walled town as a provost guard and the colonel was directed to receive the Spanish arms and deposit them in places of security. The town was filled with the troops of the enemy driven in from the intrenchments. regiments formed and standing in line in the streets, but the work of disarming proceeded quietly and nothing unpleasant occurred. Th? Crowning Accomplishment In leaving the subject of the operations of the thirteenth, I desire here to record.my appreciation of the admirable manner In which the orders for attack * - Al?u and tne pi&n ror occu^aiwu m v..r were carried out by the troop* exactly as contemplated. I submit that tor troop* to enter under Are a town covering a wide area to rapidly deploy and guard all principal points In the extensive suburbs, to keep out the Insurgent forces pressing for admission, to quietly disarm an army of Spaniards more than equal In numbers to the American troops, and Anally by all this to prevent entirely all rapine, pillage and disorder and gain entire and complete possesalon of a city of 300,000 people filled with natives hostile to the European interests, and stirred up by the knowledge that their own people were fighting In the outside trenches, was an act which only the law-abiding temperate, resolute American soldier, well and skilfully handled by his regimental and brigade commanders, could accomplish. General Merrltt then detailed the inauguration of the military government of Manila by the Americans. Further, he nays: On the 18th a cablegram containing the text of the President's proclamation directing a cessation of hostilities was received by me, and at the same ?tr?* on nrdpr to make the fact known to the Spanish authorities, which was done at once. This resultedlna formal protest from the governor general In regard to the transfer of public funds then taking place on the ground that the proclamation was dated prior to the surrender. To thlB I replied that tho status quo in which wc were left with the cessation of hostilities was that existing at the time of the receipt by me of the official notice and that I must Insist upon the delivery of the funds. The delivery was made under protest. After the Issue of my proclamation and the establishment my office as military governor, I had direct written a communication with General Agulnaldo on several occasions. He recognl*ed my authority as military governor of the town of Manila and suburbs, and made profession of his willingness to withdraw hit troops to a line which I mlprht indicate, but at the snmo time asking certain favors for himself. The matters in this connection had not been ' ' ~ * '1"*? ?' ?* ?l/?nnrtnrn. HPUICri at iiitr u?,c ?.. I Doubtless much dlwatJiifACtlon Is felt by the rank and file of the Insurgents that they have not been permitted to enjoy the occupancy of Manila, and there la some ground for trouble with them owing to th'at fact, but notwithstanding many rumors to the contrary, I am of the opinion that Icadera will be uble to prevent sertous distuibances, as they are sufficiently intelligent and educated to know that to antagonize the United States would be to destroy their only chance of future political Improvement. I may ndd that great changes for the better''have taken place in Manila alnco the occupancy of the city by th? .occupancy of the city br the American [Hroops. The streets have been cleaned under the management of General Mac! Arthur and the police, under Colonel : Reeve, Thirteenth Minnesota. were 1 most proflclrnt In preserving order. A | stranger to the city might easily Imag. ine that the American forces had been | In control for month* rather tbnn days. I ' In ronelndlnir hi* report. General Mer! ritt declares hla Indebtedness for the j success of the expedition to the brigade and division commanders, the member? * * - .1 xt? or ItIH aian nn? nm i?ri ? romroendu <*perinlly Brlf*4l?r Gtontral 't. p. Hugh**. Brigadier General l?n' ocK. Major McClure, .Mnjor Whipple. ,ind Caj.taln Molt, for vmlutbl# aenrlce* tendered. A Claim. RAN FRANCISCO. Cal? fK-t'C 3flA'ljutunt General A. W. Barrett, of the National Ouard. a* tin' affent of Oov-rnor Budft, will leave for u\V?hlnKt"n n next Monday, t?> preaent t" 'ho moc; etary of war a rlalm for 1100,000 on benaif of the mate, for property turned over t? th?- government during the war with Hp a in i, TRANSFORMED CITY. The Frightful Conditions that Confronted our Army UPON 5 ENTERING SANTIAGO. RnIUik with Filth Mid llotbrd of Dl?oooo-Mow Ooatrftl Wood, th? Mil I to rr Gorcrnor, hu Ororcomo Ihi Difficult Problaau th?t Froooiitad ThomtoWo* Tbo Cltjr Thoroughly- Cleonocd and an ffootlvo Soaltory Sfiton SatoblUhod. Tho Mrwti Drained ond tbo Harbor Tnaifaniii. tloa. WASHINGTON-, 8ept IO.-Secretary Alger has received a loner letter from General Leonard Wood, military governor of Santiago. It la personal to a great extent, but deala- with many question* of Interest to tbe public, and Secretary Alger has allowed some extracts to be published. It may be stated that the secretary feels that the course of events at Santiago has demonstrated the wisdom shown in the selection of Genera* Wood for this peculiarly difficult post Combining, as he did, medical skill with the highest type of soldierly qualities and executive ability, he was able to meet and overcome the problerhs presented at Santiago. The letter, moreaver,"presents vividly, the frightful coalitions that confronted the American army of occupation after the surrender of Santiago. General Wood nays in part: "I have had," writes General Wood, "a very difcult position from a sanitary point of view, and not an altogether easy one from a military and civil standpoint. When wo came into the city the sanitary situation was something frightful. There were a great many unburled dead in the bouses, between two and three thousand Spanish wounded and sick and a great horde of half famished and flick people, nearly twenty thousand in number. Who had just returned from El Caney, where they- had gone during the lege. The water supply of the city had been cut oft; there was no> water to be obtained, except from cisterns and & few wells, and the streets were full of dead animals and all sorts of filthy materials. I had to start in from the bottom, and repair the water work*. Then came the removal of the dead. Some of these were burned, because the number was so j?reat and decomposition had advanced to such an extent, that they could not be buried. Burning Is not uncommonly practiced here during the epidemic season. A Tarrlhl* Kiliatioii. "We had yellow fever all around us, and about twenty cases' in the Spanish military hospital. The civil hospital was full of dying people, and public buildings were being used as hospitals. On the whole It was an extremely difficult task, requiring a great deal of hard work. I have been working systematically with every means at hand to improve -the sanitary conditions of city. It Is In this department that a vast amount of work has been done, r havfl a. tare* of about 170 men con atantly employed, and at many times have nearly double rhls force working day and night to remove the va?t accumulation? of Indescribable filth which has accumulated In the out-houses and yards, aa ^vell as the streets of the city, which Is reputed to be one of the most unhealthy and dirty In the world. The death rate h#s dropped steadily since we came In, and Is now about onefourth of what It was In July. The water system has been put in order, and a great many repairs made to It, and the supply, although Insufficient, is utilised to the greatest advantage. "I have had to hire doctors for the hospitals, purchase medicine for them and supply them with beds and bedding am* food; In fact, re-e?tabltah and take | entire charge of -them. I nave also established a strict system of houne inspection and Inspection of the streets, and foave a disinfecting department as well as a cleaning: department. The city has been divided Into Ave districts, In each of which is a relief station, Where food Is distributed and a physician In attendance who prescribes for those who present themselves sick and visits the sick !n the (houses. The police department, all doctors and the officials in each ward have received Instructions I to furnish these physicians a list of sick I requiring attention, and also of the | worthy poor. In order that we may be j somewhat protected In the distribution j of medicines and rations. I am Issuing at present about 15,000 rations a day. The physicians ore probably prescribing: for about 600 or 700 people, and on some days more. These physicians are native Cubans, educated In <ho United1 Stales, ml employed by our government as contract surgeons. .Many Improrrnanli Mail*. "The garbage and material which I collect In the streets I ho.ve dumped outside of town and burned. I have also had the lower and most unhealthy por- I tlon of Iho city ditched and drained and' the ditches running Into the harbor 1 Heanrd out: also the water front sys- i tern of sewernRe which was completely obstructed and In a frightful condition. | It has long been the custom In this town to dspent! upon* heavy rains ami ] the rushing floods throuRh the streets to sweep away the accumulated rtlth of the dry season. Ah tnls has been swept down to. the front, where It hn* i been coVlvctlug for years, choking the I drains and filling the shallow waters near the shore so that when the tide goes out masses of decomposing materi- | a! are exposed to the linens* rays of the sun ami furnish frightful causes of disease. Later this year, when the ep- j shall have named. It Is 1 my Intention, If I am ftrantcd fund* and authority, to have the hallow place* , dr<*dRM out, m> that at lew?t a thin lay- I er of water wlH cover then! nf low tide i nnd prevent the present condition of affalra. . . -The police forre has been re-wrtabllehcd and Its uniforms chanced to one * .. iAJ (&) . similar to that worn by the Cubans, am they will- soon be entirely rid of all sug great Ions of Spanish rule. "The light house system In the hax bor 1 have re-established and arrange pilots, harbor masters, etc. "As the courts are not yetrunnln I have the delightful experience eatf day of acting as police judge and clear Ing the docket of all sorts of old casei Of course the most serious cases, sue I as crime, are being held for trial, eithe j by military commission or by the court ! when they are established and In opera j tlon. Ktofiiwi a?d RtrtlpU. "The receipts of the city from custom 1 since we occupied it,' I understand fror , Generals Shatter And Lawton who hav j charge of this matter, have been abou $100,000. The expenses of the city pe week, supporting the hospitals, cleans lng the streets, doing the necessary en glneering work, and the many Mttl thlnsra are reaulred to keep 'UP the dlf i ferent departments of the city of 50,00 people are at present >4,600 to 15,000. 0 this about $1,600 Is for sanitary worl and engineering, Che balance for boa pltal, police, etc. ' "I have been aa economical as possl I ble, but have felt that In this matter o sanitation expense should not be take; into consideration as the lives of a) i Americans here might be said to de pend upon a prompt and thorough cor rectlon of the frightful unsanitary con dltton In which the city wa? found. "The great expert on yellow fever, D> ' Gulteras, etsured me in July, that a epidemic of yellow fevar of great sever lty was absolutely unavoidable, am that we were destined to lose a larg proportion of our people here. Thus fa It has been avoided, and not only avoid ed, but to-day I do not know of an au thentic case of genuine yellow fever li Santiago de Cuba proper, and every da; increases our chances of escape." General Wood communicates th gratifying intelligence that all lndlca tions now point to the apgedy disband Ing of the Cuban army. He says th feeling of the better class of Cubans to wards the Americans Js very kind am | they appreciate what the United State is trying to do. The general is ver< hopeful that everything will come qu I all right. No one can tell, he says, hoi long it will take to establish a stabl , government, but he thinks K will b | quite a penoa 01 une. The letter from which the' above ex I tract was taken was dated September J PARIS PEACE COMMISSION. I The United SUtra CoutmlMloatrs Hit | Taken 2*aaa?ailan of ilielr Qnnrtera. PARIS. Sept. 30.?The United State | peace commission -has taken possesaio of Its working quarter*, a suite of sevei I rooms on the ground floor of the H<?U Continental, at the corner of the Ru do RIvoH and tl? Rtte Royal, command Ing the Tullleries gardens, and formerl 1 used by the ex-Empress Eugenie. Amer lean flags drape the entrance of th I peace- commission's apartments. I The clerical force of the commlsslo: i has been systematized, and 1s not | working buelly. The spirit of the Pari pre** is dally rendered in English fo 1 the information of the commissioners and the came tWng is done with th j newspapers of Madrid. Many woode ' boxes of records, data and uuthoritle ???? TTrvtfori aia?m | w^re unpacked to-day, and careful! I arranged. The American commission held It usual session thl* morning. It is bellrv | ed the commissioners are crystalllxin their plans, and arranging: the detail j of the work, which will be taken u ! wh?n the commissions begin their Join sessions. I This is the first Inclement day sine | the commission has been abroad, an> the wives of the commissioners an I other members of the party are devotin> it to visiting: the Louvre and othe places of interest The Spanish commissioners formal 1 deny the various interviews and para ! graphs purporting to give the substanc , of their Instructions, which have appear ed In the newspapers. The secretary c the Spanish commission said to the rep , rwientatlve of the Associated Press wit! the American commission: | "So member of our commission ha given any Interview, and all which hav appeared In print as to our instruction is false. We are here to defend our selves, and naturally we are not will In I ^ ?rU.A onv of /nil* vMDoni to our on I ponents." THE CATHOLIC CHUBCH. Ill Condition to be Considered at Annna M??lli( of Archbl?hop?. WASHINGTON, Sept. 30.?The eon dltlon of che Catholic church throughou the oountn* will be considered at the iuj nual meeting: of the archbishops of tb United St.itwhich will be held a the Catholic University, beginning Octc ber 11. A full attendance of the leadln figures of the church Is expected, In eluding Archbishop Keane, who ha come from Homo to attend the annus gathering. The directors of the Unl verslty hold4helr annual meeting at th name time. It Ifl understood that th archbishops will deal with little outsld of the routine anaara or me cnun-n, a there are no large question* pending. It is Mid that the meeting will no deal with the qi^estlons of Catholic an thorlty In Cuba, Porto Rico and- th Philippines. So far aa Cuha and Port Rico are concerned, they are under a established Catholic archbishopric which will not be disturbed in any was The church authority la centered e Santiago, that being the old capital c the island, and the archbishop of San tago has two suffrages, one at Havan and another in Porto Rico. The bishop at ttie two latter polnta, as well as th archbishop of Santiago, will retnnln I control of Cathollo affairs. The purpos is to avoid upheavals such as woul result from asudden change in the gov ernlng power of the church In thea quarters, so that no changes will b made until *hry come about naturall by death or retirement. The Catholic authorities are expectln early word frpm Rome as to the not archbishop of Santa Fe, who takes th place of Archbishop Chapelle, now a New Orleans. The n^mlnntlons for th Sinnta ti\? n fi'Milalinnrlp hgl'K Ili'Pn Hen to Home, although the name aelecte may be outfllde of those on the noml natlng 1LU. The went death of the bl?h <?p of Tlarrlsburg leave* a vacancy I that post, which, however, will not b filled for some time, Jlo Mrrry for Inch Crlmfi. Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer. MARTIN SBURO, W. Va.. Sept. 30.Judge E. lloyd Faulkner to-day een fenced.B. F. Fellers to twenty year* I the penitentiary for committing criml iml ansnult upon his thlrteen-year-oli sister-in-law In Juno lant. Fellers he? ged the mercy of the court, but th Judge In his remarks replied that It wa not In tho power of the court to shot mercy In such crimes aa he waa charge with* > SWEPT By FLAMES. I so d pf Colorado Forest* on Fire and De8 ft h vesting the Country. si ' th > MANY MOUNTAINS BLAZING ? r n< s " And High Winds Cuv7t?|tk? Dutn^nf at IClcmMt la Brtrf DlndtoN-llaRehM Jj 8 LmM t?d ThMMUubcf B?llanW?iib co q of Timber LWu4 rissU* ro c Bafmlbt leonlilng BrtMkaflto ^ t UmiUm Panair?WlMoailn Suffer*, too. flj r Toitm orC*nb*rlu4t?d Vlclnltr Solh- bt - leg bet 6 moelSeri?e Hwp ef Bwlee. gj, Li " DENVER, Col., a?t Ifc?Th? w??th- Jj jj er man can offer no fcope Cor those on a? ,f the western elope whose homes end < crops are threatened by forest fires. There are do inaicanons wwotcr v? t? _ rain, and this seem# to be the only ele- re f ment to stay the flame*' fury. 01 n Throughout Eagle county, high winds ^ _ have prevailed, giving a fresh Impetus u to the foreat flrce that are devastating - the timber domain. In consequence, new territory la being * n* devoured. The blaze la rapidly extending ?? - along the grand reserve? of CHrard fl J mountain, west of Homes take creefcand p from present appearances will sweep in . the country to Bear mountain, at'Mln- Pi - turn. JJ jf Baclc of Mlnturn to the beads of Wll- tfa low and Two Elk, the country Is devaa- T1 e tated, little remaining to feed the flames. JJ ' From Booster mountain the wind baa e driven the Are to the edge of Oypsum m creek. The settlers of Upper Gypsum, 8a Oanno, Collins and others are fighting ? desperately to save their boraes, and ,t stop its passage across into the roagf nifloent forests of West Brush. If It * geta Into Brush, the nnest Doay ot iim- sr ber in the state is gone. No low of life - has been reported, but several people 3 have lost their homes and their crops. AH the game la leaving the country, c< escaping the smoke and heat of the 66 * blazln* woods. Dispatches received here say that at 8 Wfceyley's peak, between North and *2 n Middle Park, Is now as mass of flames, m a and it is greatly feared they will extend 5j 1 to both of these beautiful camping e grounds. The flre has already cut a swath thirty-flve miles long, from the * Grand river almost to Dillon, In Sum- 63 e mit county. The width Is as yet unknown. Kremmllhg, in Grant county, ^ a has had a narrow ejtape, and the dan* ? a? j ger is nut ?.?uic/ vim r The flre? In the vicinity of Ouray are w i, not as bad as for several days previous, w c but the smouldering embers may be e ? fanned into an awful coodagratlon by 0! a the slightest wind. jjj y The Area around Aspen are working je, down the mountain side, toward the town, although they are not burning g with the force they have been. jn ? At Gunnison, Crested Butte, "Wol- pc J cntt and Olenwood Springs the fires are e8 still raging. of e No estimate of the damage to tlm- th J ber and ranches can be gtven, but it JJ! unquestionably runs far into thousands m P of dollars. ?e Battlement, the government reserve, P bounded by the Grand river on the i0i J north, Roaring Fork on the east and th - the Gunnison on the west, is a mass of J(fi f flamea. This reserve runs through the ev " counties of Garfield. Delta and Mesa. th The big White river government rea serve, starting In Garfield county and e extending through the Routt and Rio ly Blanco, is also on fire. fcs s Reliable reports show that the fires - are now nearly three hundred miles in 1 circumference, with Olenwood for a center and practically every mountain m ? ?.*- "?u? i. K? mige Miia uuiuck km ,i The only cessation of the Are that Is ar reported comes from Cottonwood and Jo Four mile creeks, where the flames have all consumed everything that will burn on in it the mountain sldea. co On the south side of the Rio Grande, fo e from Mlnturp to QJenwood, the railroad at men report a steady blaae of Are plainly to * visible from the smaller valleys. Many ch i- ranches have been a-bandoned. c$ There appears to toe no hope of a ces- to cation of the conflagration except by a da " heavy rain or the demolition of the sa a timber by the destroying element, A J. S, Swan, game commissioner, states . there is no doubt but that the Arcs are e caused by carelessness of campers and BP e people generally during a season of ex- b< . ceptlonai dryness. _( a Colonel W. T. 8. May, chief United / States forester, has gone to the west t0 , slope to inspect the country under gov- th emmet* control where flreji are burn- T1 e ing. or ? Whol# Conntrf A flume, ,n CARBONDXLE. CM., Sept. 30.?B*td P< mountain, above Cattle creek to the eaat ?* A of this pface, the entire ridge is aflame JJJ ?f and the heavy west wind prevailing the ye last three days I? driving It up along ev a the mountain to the east end at present s it extends for a dlsance of five miles to qi e the southeast. m n For miles around to the northwest the th e Haystack mountain extending across to pr d the Muddy country, another large Are Is p8 burning, while due west above Spring Ba 9 Qulch lance timber tracts covering hun- * ? dreds of acres, are being destroyed. The tti y men at Tucker's lumber camp, wlijeh ce furnishes timber for the mines, are 0f K hadr nt work protecting the timber and r plowing to stop the advance of the <? Hemes. t Northwest of here, above Sunshine, ol! e another lurfje tract 1s burning.' Due f0 t north from here between Spring Valley h and Grand river a larre tract of Mesa . land, over fifteen miles In length, It - burning. " FLAME SWEPT. ?" e dc CambfrlMili Viicongln, and Surronndlng v! Conntrf Nnflfbra from K?rtit flrti. wj ST. PAUL, Sept. 30.-A rirnibcrlind, ? Win., special to the Dispatch says: Cumberland present* a sad sight to- nn ~ daf. The mill portion of the country Is w< a smouldering henp of ruins. Lois about ,,r A $185,000. Forest fires were swept Into W( - the city from the southwest nt about 5 an r* u VIWR mil iiiKin i;> < ?WI imuu, tuc mi ui s wns filled with smoko and burning clnv der* and the Are started on the esst and In d ??*l sides of town a< about the sum*' y? time. The flumes spread with a rapid* ffe % r that threatened not ogfvflPMNrttn ly, but the live* of thfiRHMfilpti very part of the town tflHWrli >oke and flfrin* lira brnpfFnp th opie were runnlnir In eflHSgftftloi stricken. Two * f^^HMAta an ding here took "bout-,jpujiH)l* t ifll Lake and hundredsn|H|Ktah e western lakeshore for HMSttan bile the volunteer Are d|H? dJi role work in trying (o ASBp?U8l ss portion of the city. flBK A timely downpour of flMH&ttftlnj >out twenty minutes, enAMPHjM Are en to check the progress the nest side of the citsHUMiini uld save the dty east llroad, Including the lunnHkM ant Ilia of the Beaver Dam iMK.^oni my, and the reaidences. fniffftfhig th i? house of Mayor Watj|^^^HXb illdings burnad were tlfcBliMb|ne< w and shingle mill, plaitmfcWVdr: eds and barns of the lmber Company; tweingNro r?si nces, bosrdlng house, iU^^Nttn am loop. The loss Is roug2flH|ig|ate< follows*. Beaver Dam Lumber CoepBy, 1150, >; residences. I2S.000; HveMftjPy, sa on and other bttlldifljll.. XI e property was InsuredJgmpl th sidence?, which were neartlfjaU with t Insurance. About follMfCinner uthesst of the city lost MINNEAPOLIS. Minn.. fllMri iccial to the Journal fraMMbtecw< ills. Wis,, says: The foi^^^Hhr ill creating great havoc (fidMBfr thl ction of the state. No Haln has ?e lien In the district trfou&gg*0_ thi Int, and the lumber coifcjMjfta ar nding hundreds of men inttMEwood an endeavor to save fMBBluiditii ne. It is estimated that aMffr 9D0> 0,000 feet have teen despMHL A1 ains coming Into Chlppew^jfllfa'tron e north and west and ary^fp tote ic Wisconsin Central Is jaWnlpelix eat difficulty In handling trsgK. as It res are all down* A moraMft ha. en started to assist the MM far r. whA h.v. ton burned odjF.gbou mds are still flffhtlngr the. ftM bu e making: little headway^tiBracry ilnf la aa dry aa tinder. TREND OF TRAD^f, n?ll#r FaUwn in mnjr 4aaH?r for Ii?n-Ckui|N all for tb?.<M|i?Th< Indutriri la Excellent KhBp??>;)'' ' NEW YORK. Sept 80.?IlwjChMi S >., In their weekly review ot ujfo,wU Failures in September batje beer tout $5,700.000,and for the quvwabou 2,875,000. No report coverlnft^fejMtic onth or Quarter is poMlbltjfl(K-?ml r a Journal which must go to miv 01 riday the 30th, but the return? indi Lte a smaller Aggregate of iaUurei lan In any other month In roaSpf^tn tcept In August of this nailer for the quarter than lo^jl)t4ith ' quarter since 1892. In tyetj^nafyr g one quarter in that jpears to have shown a smal$r^f ?c*te unlets more than lenftpffgo hen the volume of sclveoj^pttinifi aa.very much smaller tharivR|ji now vldenlly the complete retmfc iven next week will shovtfflat th< ate of business is in that reapH}ttor< iisfactory than It has eYe^tjtlttvW}' ss in one quarter of 1892. jW Changes are all for the betjjitf/fxctpv the fall of cotton to UM^lowasi tint for fifty rears, and evea'sjle low t prices of 1848, considering dllfererici qualities, were perhaps row Jonrei an prices this week.If ther* were no i hand commercial and mil} stacks un uallv lame. or if m ;i n uf ac turlflr 4weri ore successful early recoveriFmlfhi em probable, but the he*yy JM1 l? aterlal has afffcted the tleniMd <01 od?, causing buyers to ftxp#t >til wer prlcca for them, although, aftei e decline last week goods now av#r ;e lower than ever before. VW&lle th? agnation In wool continues with sajei en smaller than in the same month o o panic year, ISM. numnrouj mini ive started temporarily ihj-omr t( t out sample pieces. ThenrT^nllieei > quotable decline in wool and scarce any In goods, the recent .imiuctior tvlng stimulated a larger demand. The demand for boots * and? \ahoei ems a lKtle better and recorded Ship ents have been larger thgaia Mptem ir of any year previous except the las id larger than in any other tqtit iron .nuary 1 to date. In the mlAofr-.tBftali !fcht weakness in tin and lead.?oes no' dicate smaller consumptions, whlli pper is strong at twelve and one urth cents for lake, and speker golni 4.S2H. Nickel is higher ak thlrty-Ov thirty-eight cents, and tin plates tin langed in spite of the enormous In ease in production, though the push smaller works into the consoll tlon which now commands 114 mllls.ii id to threaten temporary decline. With pig iron Arm everyWfcpre *ir It? of the extraordinary oatptti ant issemer held at $10 40 at PtttMurfh tille valley producers report: fM,00( ns sold for delivery before Jotie next e consumption la evidently growing !ie week's reported contract! iocludt le for 17.000 tons of pip* from basil eel by- the Standard OH Cocnpgi*; Burial for 2,000 can ordered tb( nnsylvanla, structural work for man] dinar}* and two large buildups ant avy orders for plates partlg for twc ke vessels and partly for easuwtblp" irds, which have larger buslntgt tfear er. The demand for iron baft; ewim increased use of steel Is la .boom larters below expectations and . thlpents are less active at PlttWUlgfl ough the mills are full of ordarii Kali UUUVUIo uir Iirpvu?I>.n ?? vvw ict And the usual eastern prloe/fl8 ii Id to be shaded In some quarters hile it Is pending. But car, k>eomo< ;e. bridge nnd structural wortf It e*> edlnglf heavy, and th<ye are no ftljntl decrease in the demart^ M Wheat rose 2Vfre. but on Thugjdo dfr Ined sharply closing two cetJiTwwi r the week notwithstanding *ar) avy exports amounting for ite whI 4.911.022 bushels, agalnitt 5.09|Jfl| law ur nnd for four weeks to MMlM ishels. ugnlnst 20,661,.115 Inst year, flow eluded. Tne usual babel of mienaen ies not change the belief that tbe croi 111 be the Inrgeat ever groici an< fille farmers throughout the wtat *n tiding back grain largely bec*?4t o! e low prices, the western receipt* art iw running above even the extraordl iry movement a year ago, both ftait tin anil mrtnlh Ci?m la n frnotlAn Uw. with *<*??? decrease in exfrtrt 4* and. though the recent shipment! raid have been considered heavr lr ty year until the Inst and can iulrdlj continued Ion*. Failures for the week have been UN th<f United States, against 194 Ui nr and 17 In Canada, against 14 las ar. I HE PHILIPPINES, i ? J Senator Manna Talks at the Subt Ject Ex Cathedra. ! HE SAYS SPAIN MUST YIELD * ' RwlannliuirOw Ck* Wkda lnU> ( p?lac*-*k? Oaljr ^?wt?a Hut Ow I trout Iki ValM Itwu IU1 <la m IM | hr*tf OnvaaiU W. will (In im J hjWfciMflK ? larlac TMtitM7 p muk nimOvM11 i j OLHVBtiAMD, O., ?si. *?iu> t Leader has fromr Its TOuhinctonosrre*pomlent the following Interview witl? - Senator Bum concerning tb* phiupj pine question^ which la believed to rep, resent thevtawsof President XoKlntart "I dont know what ths Instructions 1 given to our peaoe commissioners are," ' said the senator, "but sofaraseoqcero* the negotiations Which will be Instituted L In Pari* to-morrow, I can see no other 1 result than that Spain wiU have to re| tinquisb her orerelfnty over not ontr t Luxon Mud, but the entire Philippine i archipelago. Spain has no reason to 1 expect to be able to retain any portion ' of the group. She went Into the water 1 and lost ana now ought to be prepar: ed to sulMt; all the consequences which 1 such a defeat implies. I retard the 1 Philippines as lost to Spain, and that ' '? ~ ' tnoinnion. In my wins ? ?wrepv?i.t t opinion the problem which next eon1 front* us relaxes to the form of govi ernment which we wM give the I eland*. "It la well understood that &pal? - muet abide by the verdict of our pew* t commissioners, whatever that may - prove to be, for she la In no tit condition to renew the conflict which has resulted BO disastrously to her. 8he hat no reason to believe that oar oomtnlssloner? will agree to any proposition which contemplates the continuation of Spanr left control over any part or a? of ths i group. I feel confident we will have no further trouble In an armed way with L Spain. The only obstacle with which we may have to contend is the oppo1 sition of the Insurgents to our ptww. It is not at al certain, of course, that wo wiU encounter any such obstacle, though It Is assuredly among the probat hiMtles. However, from what I have t read of the mission of AroncHlo, ins . personal representative of Ago(n?Jdo, the Insurgent chieftain; we may find the Philippine# tractable and wHiing to accept whatever form of government i we win finally decide upon, to long as Spain wilt have no hand in Its adminls' tration." 1 Regarding the report* which coma . from Paris that one of Spain'* propositions to our commissioners wilt be that the United States pay her (400,000,000 p for the relinquishment of the phJUp pines Senator Banna said: "We are not paying money for of buying territory which we sow con. 1 trol." | METHODIST CONFERENCE. i TMtirdai'a Sm?1ou of Uawnl laieml, M TIm BUhop'i Address io Mm tm b? idmlUad to th? Ulal?ti7?Bo?ilM IJnaiurM TrsaiMiwt. . Botdal Dispatch to th? XntaIUc?ncer. t MANNINGTON, W. Va., Sept; W.? . The M. E. confernece began Ita second i day'# aesslon at S30 a. m. to-day. Rev. Dr. A. Cameron conducted a half hour's | devotional service. which was enjoyed by a large congregation. At 9 o'clock t the bishop appeared on tha platform,.... > and opened the business session. The r minutes of yesterday's session wera 1 read by Secretary Ash and were apr proved. Reports of pastors from the Charleston district were called and tho - pastors responded in turn to their names. f The olass for admission was called i which had been flxed as the order of > the day at 10:S0, and the bishop proi ceeded to catechise andJecture them con cerning the duties, responsibilities and > solemn obligations they were to take upon themselves as ministers of the church. The address of the bishop on . sucn occasions IS aiwajo ?wkcu a? one of the Important features of tha - conference session, being sure to draw a - large congregation of both ministers I and citizens, and to-day was one of un,, usual Interest, owing to the national , reputation of the speaker as an orator, t The bishop was at his best and for ? more than an hour he held his audlenoa . spell-bound and when he signified his f Intention of closing fhe audience with ? one voice, shouted "go 00." Chaplain S. K. Arbuthnot, of the First West Virginia Volunteers appeared on ? the conference floor for the first time, la full uniform and was warmly greeted j by everyone. Mr. Arbuthnot will not take an appointment this conference as he docs not Intend to leave the army, preferring to ?tay with the soldier boys 1 to whom he Is very much attached. I Rev. Dr. W. V. Kelly, editor of the Methodist Review, was introduced and ! addressed the conference. ' The following named ministers were . placed on the superannuated list: B. L. . Mercer, W. C. Rogers, T. O. W. Font t and Dr. A J. Lydo. Dr. Lyda Is tha j oldest member of the conference and . has rounded sixty years of ministerial ? service. r The bishop turned over to the confer i efice i99s dividend rrom cne book i cern, and $22 from the Chartered Fund, . This monay la used to support the wldI ows and old ministers of the conference. t The evening was devoted to the Interi est of the church extension society, and ? Dr. A. J. Kynett, of Philadelphia. The , secretary of the society, was the prlnclI pal speaker of the evening. I D?Mh da* to itttoxleftlleit. , Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer. 8TEUBENVILLE, O., Sept SO.-Tha ' badly decomposed body of Seth Harrr 1 Graham, aged flfty years, a painter.waa found this morning In a vacant house on North High street by persons who . had rented the house and forced an entrance. Graham had been papering the house and sleeping in it unknown to the r owner. i The owner knew that Graham waa on t Ji spree and had seeo nothing of him or \ the* keys for two weeks. Graham waa r found lying face downwards, in his uni derclothes. Hie clothing was scattered > about the house. A hammer with blood I on It was found lying near him. but > there were no fractures on his head. It ? is thought he died while Intoxicated. VfMtfevr Fomtil tor To-day f For Western Pennsylvania and Ohio* > threatening weather, followed by showe? , In the afternoon; fresh southeast winds. For West Virginia, rain; fresh east [ winds.v Local Taotpcratnrr. The temperature yesterday as observed . by C. Schnepf, druKKlst. corner Market ' and Fourteenth stn ots, was as followa: [ 7 a. 6S I * p. m.St I 5 m. To) 1 p. ft 12 U I Weather?Clear.