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Spanish-American Islands. Governor Hunt of Porto Itico re ceived ovations during his tour of the island. People in the island of Leyte com plain That the blockade is working great hardships. A Filipino woman saved our garri son at Moncnda from massacre. Gen Lukbau's wife was ordered deported. Justice Bradley signed a decree awarding to Rear-Admiral Dewey and his officers and crows as prizes of war the ships they took at Manila hay. China. Li Hung Chang's death is believed to be a blow to Russia's schemes to get Manchuria. Na Tung, a former leader of the boxers, was made a member of the Chinese foreign office. It iB reported that the dowaget tin press has become displeased with the popularity of Minister Wu Ting-fang. W. W. itockhill held a conference with the assistant secretary of the treasury to make arrangements for collecting the- Chinese indemnity. South Africa. It is reported that Gen. Do Wet has captured 6,000 British army horses near Cape Town. Gen. Kitchener reports the death of boer Commandant Opperman in the fight at RrakenluAgtc, Details of the recent fight at Brak enlaagto, in the Transvaal, shew that Gen. Louis Hotha personally shared in the conflict. The Duller affair is revived by the rumor that he iB preparing to bring bis case before parliament. Ho con siders himself the victim of a conspir acy National Affairs. At the Schley court of inquiry Ad miral Schley and Oapt. C. D. Sigsbee. who commanded the St. Faul during the war with Spain, were recalled to make corrections In their testimony. Admiral Schley did not make any ma terial additions to bis previous state ments on the witness stanil, but de voted himself mainly to clearing up ambiguous points in his evidence. An effort was made to Introduce two new witnesses In Admiral Schley’s behalf. Both were newspaper correspondents who were on duty in Ci4>a during the war with Spain. Tlio court decided that their evldeuee would not be ad missible. All the testimony being in, argument was begun on uehalf of the government by E. P. Hanna, the judge advocate’s assistant, who charged Ad mlrul Schley with disobedience of the navy department's orders and sharply arraigned his conduct while in com mand of the flying squadron. Oapt. James Parker began his presentation of the case for Admiral Schley. Ho defended Schley's course while block ading Ctenfuegos and In ordering the retrograde movement from Santiago. He denied that the udmlral had dis obeyed orders. Captain Parker made sarcastic references to the young o'- fleers who had testified against ScLley. Argument in the Schley inquiry ended with the address of Captain Admiral Dewey and his associates de clared that it would take two months to dlgcs* the evidence before render ing a verdict. Political. The republican plurality in Rhode Inland watt 6,309. Thi N’ .v York legislature wan cur ried by i ■ republican)*. In the Ohio election hie republican Ruins wore made In Cincinnati. Cleve land. Toledo, Dayton and Canton. The democrats of Ixiulevlue. Ky.. overcame r republican majority of 3.000 and carried the city bv 5.000. W. If. liewls, the colored ex-center rush of Hnrvard football team, was elected to the Massachusetts h'gUtla ture. loiter returns in Nebraska showed big republican gains in all counties Judge Sedgwick carrying the state by 10,000. Thh New York merchants* associa tion Is to ask Governor Odell to re move Deputy Police Commissioner Devery. The New Jersey senate, which will help elect the next United States sen ator, will Include seventeen republi cans and four democrats. Seth Low declared that “absentee government amt government for pri vate Kaln will not be seen again iu New York for many day.” The cltliens’ union and tho forces that downed Tammany are preparing to take advantage of their victory by perfecting their organization. Richard Croker issued a statement saying that "ihe people evidently wanted a change.” He dented that he Intended to retire from politics. The night before election Tammany gave its district leaders 1250,000 of election ‘•dough." The organisation had 20,000 paid workers at tho polls. Asa result of Tuesday’s election in Maryland Arthur P. Gorman w... be re turned to the United States senate, tb<- democrats having 16 majority in the legislature. The pledges of the democratic lead ers in the Virginia campaign commit the constitutional convention absolute ly against the disfranchisement of a single white man. Republicans deeded mayors in Al bany. Syracuse, Buffalo, and Utica, the democrats carrying Rochester by a small plurality. The fusion anti-Mur phy mayor was elected in Troy. The defeat of the Tammany ticket, it Is theught. will end Croker's domt- nation of the organization. The great er New York democracy will seek to be declared the regular party organi zation. Wednesday was pay day (or election bets in the Wall street district, and it was estimated that stakes aggregating something like >2.000,000 were turned over to those who bet on the fusion candidates. Mayor-elect Low is planning to use his success for the good of the city. He will select good men for the heads of departments and hold them respon sible. He is now at Great Barrington. Mass., for a short rest. in Franklin county, West Virginia at a political meeting William Hale, a negro, becoming incensed at a remark made by a white man, secured a double- barreled gun and fired Into the crowd, killing two white men and se riously wounding two others, one of whom will die. Justice Jerome, after hearing of hia election, said in a speech at Lake ville, Conn., that during the campaign he was warned because he “dared to attack that winged saint, Thomas C. Platt,’’ and added, “Platt has done more to debauch public life in New York than any other man.’’ Elections were held in thirteen states. The republicans won in Mas sachusetts. Ohio and lowa. The dem ocrats carried Virginia and the legis latures of Maryland and Kentucky, se curing two seats in the United States senate. Gorman will return and Mc- Creary may succeed Deboe Domestic, A private bank at Muskegon, Mich., was robbed of $2,000. Wriling the new canal treaty will be begun within a few days. Stephen Dailey, a St. Clair county pioneer, died at la.-banon. 111., aged 88 years. William Thomas, a blacksmith of Smithvllie, Mo., was found frozen to death Andrew Carnegie denied that lie was offered a baronetcy by King Ed ward. A mob raided a saloon near Somer set, Ky., and killed the proprietor’s child. Chicago labor interests have formed an anti-injunction league to tight court rulings. Rich strikes of gold jtre reported along Conglomerate creek, in the Klondike. Thieves took $20,000 worth of dia monds from a Cincinnati Jeweler’s show window. Thirty buildings were destroyed by fire in the new oil settlement of Jen nings. La. The widow of A. Oakey Hal!, former mayor of New York, has adopted a stage career. A negro was burned at the stake near Moxio. Miss., for assaulting a white woman. William Shrove, a well known farm er, dropped dead at Boone Grove, Ind.. ag<’d 40 years. Grover Cleveland made the principal address at founders’ day exorcist's of Carnegie institute. The Methodist bishops decided that deaconesses may both teach and do evangelistic work. A man and woman arrested In St. Louis had $8,500 of money stolen in a Montana train robbery. Nine persons were burned to death at Hurley, Wls„ In the fire which de strayed the Klondike theater. Roy Knee of Rock Falls, 111., re turned after trumping for five years. His parents thought he was dead. A suicide at Covington. Ky., is prob ably Henry C. Hastings of Chicago, who shot and killed Lawyer Hillard. George C. Mosler, aged 85 years died suddenly at Hebron, Ind. lie was Justice of the peace for 30 years. The Spanish steamer Montserrat stopped at New York on her way to Spain with the body of Admiral Vil Inmil. An automobile driven by E. Rltten house Miller, of Philadelphia, fatally Injured John O’Dounell near Devon. Pa. Mrs. Margaret Kirkpatrick, a noted rattlesnake killer, died at Wheeling. W. Va.. in her one hundred and fourth year. The nine persons who were carried away from San Francisco in an es caped captive balloon returned to that ciiy in safety. Charles Dunn of Walen, Ind.. was convicted and sentenced to life im prisonment for the murder of 10 year old Alice Cothrell. Adjutant General Corbin and Miss Edyth Patten were married by Cardi nal Gibbons in the presence of 600 guests at Washington. Ex-Uulted States Senators Petti grew aud Butler are interested in the Consolidated Liquid Air company, in corporated at Albany. it is said Itisii nationalists In New York denounced John E. Redmond for his alleged inclination toward the British government. James Middleton, fireman of a Phil adelphia. Wilmington and Baltimore freight train, was killed In a collision at Claymont, Delaware. C. 11. Thompson of Port Huron. Mich., supreme finance keeper of the Knights of Maccabees, confessed to a shortage in his accounts. A rigid inquiry is being made into tho death of 11 children in St. I.ouis. alleged to have been due to lockjaw from diphtheria antitoxin. Chicago corporations art* preparing to make a strong light against the as sessment of their property as directed in she recent tax decision. Policeman Edward Koeller and his brother William are charged by the coroner's Jury in Chicago with the murder of the former’s wife. John A. Chanler was declared sane by the county court at Charlottesville, Va., which refused to appoint a com mittee to manage his property. Dr. C. N. Spalter of Chicago was killed by the accidental discharge of a gun while hunting ducks in a naph tha launch with a doctor friend. “Peg Leg” Williams, manager of the first negro exodus from North Caro lina, who in 1888 narrowly escaped lynching, has returned to the state. The commissioner of pensions has made bis annual report. A big per centage of the soldiers in the Spanish- American war are shown to have ap plied for pensions. The Winscott mine, five miles fron Helena, has been purchased oy Jack Rowald and leased to an eastern syn dicate. A 100-stamp mill will be erected at once. Archibald Savage, secretary of the Hannah & Hogg company, Chicago, is declared to be short $30,000 to $40,000 in his accounts, extending over a pe riod of several years. President Roosevelt informed Sena tor T. C. Platt that if Appraiser Wake man is removed as appraiser at New York. Collector Bidwetl, the senator's protege, must also go. Antonio Xatoli, an Italian, was mur dered by unknowu assassins in Chica go, his body put in a barrel, and taken to the prairies near West Chicago and North-Western avenues. Senator Elkins of West Virginia and the Goulds are working, it is reported, on a plan for a trunk line to run from the lakes to tidewater at Gloucester ''oint, mouth of York river. Labor unions began a campaign to secure the re-enactment of the Geary Chinese exclusion law. Officials of the treasury department are opposed to the law as wrong in principle. In his annual report Second Assist ant Postmaster General W. S. Sballen berger recommends faster mall serv ice to the orient and the re-establish ment of the pneumatic tube service. Antonio Livenro, member of the Bread group of anarchists in New Jersey, was arrested charged with the murder of Frank Panizzone for the al leged betrayal of secrets to the police. At Nebraska City John McCormick a plasterer, shot and killed Mrs. Mag gie Dinsley and then turned the weap on on himself and inflicted a serious wound. He was infatuated with the woman. Rev. S. C. Swallow of Harrisburg, Pa., once candidate for president, was unfrocked by a Jury of Methodist, min isters for lying The trouble grew out of an attack on McKinley while he was dying. t It is believed that Edward S. Stokes, the slflycr of Jim Fisk in New York left a will. Miss Barclay, who says she is his wife, will contest It if the document does not recognize her dow r er rights. * Governor Toole has announced that he would not call an extra session of the Montana legislature for the purpose of appropriating money for a state exhibit at the St. Lousl ex position in 1903. Secretary Wilson, of the department of agriculture, proposes to make a de termined effort to develop silk culture iu tho United States if congress gives him the SIO,OOO he has asked for ex perimental work. A posse of residents of Frankin county who are searching for William Hale, the negro desperado, hail a fight with Halo and his brother-in-law Lar kin Saunders. Saunders was wound ed, but Hale escaped. At Charlotte, Mich., the Phoenix ho tel was destroyed by fire and several of the guests had narrow escapes. A. W. Brookins of lonia was taken out unconscious, but may recover. Loss, $10,000; party insured. The president's sister, the wife of Commander Cowles, either lost or was robbed of a $5,000 diamond brooch, which was last seen when she was vis iting at Farmington, Conn. Detect ives are searching for the jewelry. At Wilmington, 111., Daniel Hogau. 60 years old, a bookmaker who had operated on all the prominent race tracks in the country, was killed by his 10-year-old son while the book maker was beating the boy's mother. A Pittsburg detective has made an arrest that may lead to the detection of those that robbed the Chicago post- j office. The man under arrest is Harry Jones, who says that he Is from Mo nessen. There were 500 2-cent stamps found on him. Burglars set fire to the heads of three members of an Ohio family to force them to surrender valuables. Adolphus Busch, chairman of the St. Louis fair's committee on foreign rela tions. thinks the fair should be held later than 1903. Father J. J, Crowley, the excommu nicated priest, of Oregon. 111., proposes to sue, for $50,000 damages for libel, Cardinal Martinelli. Archbishop Fee han and others promtneut in his ex communication. if he has to appeal to the supreme power in the Roman hier archy to do it. Four hundred and fifty convicts at work on tho new federal penitentiary at Fort Leavenworth attacked thetr guards, killing one and wounding three*, and after one of their number was slain and another fatally wounded twenty-five prisoners escaped. Troops were called upon to restore order. In New York Frederick V. Bowers has received a decree of absolute di vorce from Blanche Louise Bowers, from Judge McAdam, In the supreme court. Mrs. Bowers was an actress at one time, and George Pullman, one of the sons of the late George M. Pull man. the Pullman car magnate, was named as co-respondent. In New York Anthony Rickhoff is dead at the age of 74. Mr. ElckhotT was a Westphalian, coming to this country when he was 19. He became successively a teacher in a St. Louis Jesuit school, founder of the St. Louis Zeltung. founder of the Nordwest licben Domokrat. Dubuque, lowa, edi tor of a Louisville German paper, edi tor of the New York Abendpost, edi tor of the New York Staats Zeitung commissary general for New York state, member of the state assembly, coroner, auditor in the treasury de partment at Washington, and fire com missioner in New York city. Foreign. An unusually dense fog interfered with traffic in London. Late reports indicate that both Miss Ellen M. Stone and Mm° Tsilka are still alive. Japan is adopting measures of econ omy because unable to make loan of $10,000,000. Chile offered its services to settle the differences between Venezuela and Colombia. Two Canadians reached Apia, Sa moa, in an Indian dugout canoe after sailing 6,400 miles. The French chamber approved the sending of warships to Turkey by a very large majority. Consul General Dickinson and Miss Stone's captors are said to have reached agreement on her ransom. Popular resentment continues in Germany against Joseph Chamber lain’s criticisms of the German army. A St. Petersburg dispatch states that much mutual distrust is in the way of the suggested Anglo-Russian alliance, Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, in a speech at Bristol, England, intimated that taxes in Great Britain would soon be made higher. A Guatemalan delegate to the pan- Anierican congress proposed an inter national court of claims to settle inter state controversies. An American who recently returned to London from the Congo State charges the Belgian troops with slaughtering hundreds of the natives. King Edward VII. changed his title by inserting “and of the British domin ions beyond the sea” after “United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ire land.” France and Russia reached an agreement to force Turkey to make reforms in Armenia and other prov inces. French troops landed in Mit.y lene and took possession of the Turk ish custom-houses. The elections for the municipal council of Berlin were held. The re sults in sixteen district, were the re turn of thirteen social derv, ot . ra ts and three liberals. The same seats were previously filled by seven socialists, eight liberals and one conservative. COMPANY MUST MEET SHORTAGE Port Huron, Mich., Nov. 9. —It trans pires that the Fidelity and Deposit company of Maryland, i hich carried the bond of Charles D. Taompson, su preme finance keeper of the Knights of Maccabees, is still liable for the loss. Representatives of the com pany, it is said, have informed the Maccabee officials the loss will be paid. It Is now probable that Thomp son will be arrested today as a result of the conference of the society’s trus tees and representatives of the bond ing company. It was announced yes terday that Thompson’s shortage was $60,000 Instead of $57,000. A successor to Thompson has not been finally de cided upon. The laws of the order require that the official must be a res ident of this state and the trustees have not heard from their probable se lection as to whether he will move to Michigan permanently or not. MAY REVOKE PENSION OF DR. MARY WALKER Washington, Nov. 9. —The pension bureau is investigating the utterances attributed to Dr. Mary Walker, an ex army nurse, who has worn masculine attire in recent years and who is al leged to have called the execution of Cxolgosz a murder and the late presi dent himself a murderer on account of his policy in the Philippines. The report will be kept on file at the bu reau here in readiness for submission to congress in case that body should call for it. Commissioner Evans ex plained yesterday that he had no au thority to revoke tho woman's pen sion, hut congress could do so if it de sired. Army of Tennessee Meeting. Indianapolis. Nov. 9. —The army of the Tennessee will meet here next week. At the banquet Thursday night Senator Fairbanks will respond to the toast. The Persident, and Speaker Henderson to The Army of the Ten nessee. Entrance to West Point Easier Washington. Nov. 9.—Secretary Root has issued an order changing the regulations relative to admission at West Point, so that the academic board may accept candidates who are graduates of high schools or students of collleges ami universities without requiring them to pass the mental ex amination prescribed by the depart raent. Service for Battleship. Newport New, Va., Nov. 9.—Final arrangements for the presentation of the sliver service for the battleship Illinois at Old Point Comfort has been made. The ceremony will take place Saturday. November 16. The govern or’s party and Illinois delegation will reach here Friday evening. PENDING TREATY j CAUSED DEATH WORRY OVER MANCHURIA HUR RIED LI’S END. WILY RUSSIAN MINISTER Sought to Withhold Compact from Representatives of Foreign Powers and to Hasten Signing of It—Peace of China Depends on New Viceroy of Shantung. Pekin, Nov. 9.—A violent dispute with M. Paul Lessar, Russian minis ter to China, over the Manchurian treaty appears to have been the imme diate cause of the death of Li Hung Chang. Diplomatic events preceding the tragic climax have enabled Japan for the moment to frustrate the de signs of Russia. A fortuight ago the Japanese legation secured a reliable outline of the terms of the treaty and thereupon demanded that the Chinese plenipotentiaries officially lay before them the text, basing their demand upon the allegation that Japanese in terests were involved in any change of status of Manchuria. The Chinese plenipotentiaries re fused to comply with the demand. Thereupon the Japanese government from Tokio communicated with the southern viceroys and induced them to use their influence with the empress dowager against the treaty. In the meantime the empress dowager in structed Li Hung Chang to communi cate the treaty, after certain modifica tions, to the ministers of the powers, and if they did not object to sign the same. Li Hung Chang explained to M. Lessar the instruction. The Rus sian minister strongly objected to re vealing the text of the treaty to the ministers of other powers and a stormy interview ensued. Li Hung Chang went home In a violent passion and had a hemorrhage, which the doc tors attribute to overexertion of the weakened system. While these things were happening in Pekin, the southern viceroys sent to the empress dowager a memorial against the treaty. On receiving it she telegraphed to Li Hung Chang coun termanding the order to sign. This instruction came after Id Hung Chang had become unconscious. When M. Lessar endeavored to have Li Kung Chang's seal affixed to the treaty Chou Fu. the provincial treasurer, had ar rived from Paotingfu, and taken charge of the seals as temporary suc cessor of Earl Li. Stars and Stripes at Halfstaff. Pekin, Nov. 9. —The flag of the United States legation is the only one half-masted in Pekin. The mourners and family of Li Hung Chang will burn paper offerings today in accord ance with -custom for the use of his spirit in the other world. The street is hung with mourning emblems. All attendants at the yamen are richly attired and many gaudily dressed. Yesterday musicians beat drums about the house. Yuan Shi Kai's successor in the governorship of the province of Shan tung is an unknown man, who has been holding an unimportant though lucrative position as grain commis sioner in an inland town of the prov ince. He will be watched with the deepest solicitude, as the peace of China largely depends upon his course. Emperor Kwan? Su, the re port says, is asserting himself and leading the Imperial cortege on horse back. Native papers declare ho pro poses to inaugurate a revival of the military spirit. A private letter from a European now in Taiyuenfu sayn two British of ficers with a party of l idian soldiers encountered the impori;;! procession, were suspected of unfriendly motives and kept as prisoners by the emperor’s bodyguard for a few days. Apparent ly this was an exploring' party, com manded by Major Manifold and Cap tain Hunter, which had hr n operating in that region some time. CALLAHAN IS DISCHAP.GSD Omaha, Nov. 9.—The jury in the case of James Callahan, after being out 36 hours, brought in a verdict last night finding the defendant not guilty. The prisoner was discharged. This is practically the second time Callahan has been acquitted of the Cudahy kid napping charge. It is remarked there is now little to prevent Pat Crowe from coming to Omaha. The evidence on which Callahan was tried would probably prevail in the case of being tried on the same charges, and County Attorney Shields last night gave it as his opinion that Crowe would now return. Callahan was formerly a newspaper man at Deerfield, this county. Plurality in Pennsylvania. _ Philadelphia, Nov. 9.—Complete r<J turns from every county in the st&tfl give Harris, republican for state treas urer. 48,368, plurality; Potter, repub lican, justice of the supreme court,, 46.336. 1 Is Now Prince of Wales. ’ London, Nov. 9.—The duke of Corn wai and York has been created prince of Wales and earl of Chester. DiES OF COLD. Tale of Sufferinq from Far Frozen Alaska. SJan Francisco. Nov. 9. —The steam whaler Narwhal. from the north brings a story of extreme privation which resulted in the death of one sailor and much suffering of another. While the Narwhal was in winter quarters at Bailee Island two of the crew. Andrew Ellstrom and Herman Myrus, deserted and started for Cape Nome overland with a sledload of pro visions and two dogs. When a few hours on their journey they lost all provisions except a bag of flour. After tramping seventy-two hours without resting, Myrus succumbed to the coid. Ellstrom. with the dog team dragged Myrus after Wm to a deserted hut. For several days the men subsisted on dry flour and dog flesh. A man from the Narwhal sent to trade with the natives discovered the men and a relief party was sent out from the ship. When the party reached the hut they found Ellstrom had died from the cold and Myrus was unconscious. In order to save his life both feet were ampu tated. RUNNING FIGHT WITH FUGITIVES SOME ESCAPED KANSAS CON VICTS MEET DEATH. BAND CAUGHT IN BARN And Posse Has a Fusilade Whic Ends Disastrously to the Fleeing Outlaws —Fugitives Making for In dian Territory Whence Majority of Them Hail—Expert Shots. Leavenworth, Kan., Nov. 9. —Five of the twenty-six convicts who escaped from the stockade of the new federal prison here Thursday afternoon have been accounted for. Three are dead: James Hoffman, aged 60, white; J. J. Pofltenholz, aged 25, white, soldier convict; John Green, 21, white. The fourth," Willard D. Raken, white, aged 19, was wounded and recaptured; the fifth, Fred Moore, aged 16, a negro, was recaptured unhurt . They were discovered in a barn near Nortonville. Kansas, yesterday afternoon. Wets haar went into the barn and was ordered out at the point of a gun. He rushed to Nortonville, gathered a wagonload of men. who with revolvers, shotguns and winchesters hastened to the scene. The convicts saw the men coming and rushed from the barn They had two shotguns and revolvers. The posse pursued them and a run ning duel resulted. The convicts were at a disadvantage and their shorts had no effect while at every volley from the posse one of the convicts fell. After two fell, the others gave them selves up, one being wounded, the other unhurt. The fifth was fully 20'> yards away when a man with a win Chester drew a bead on him and fired. He was evidently hard hit but tried to go on and another volley was fired at him and he fell dead. None of the citizens were hurt. There were re ports from numerous points yesterday of the arrest of men supposed to b the fugitive convicts, but none of the suspects have been identified. TV oldest of the fugitives is 28. Quinu Fort killed yesterday was 19 years old. One of the convicts stlU at large is a military prisoner and the remainder were serving terms for rob bery or assault. One is an Indian, two are negroes. Nearly all cam from Oklahoma and Indian Territory and are supposed to be makiwg for that country. They are hardy men, used to firearms and horses. Bom. have obtained both, but others are a-foot and defenseless. Warden Mc- Claughery says he will capture every one. In districts around the city every road and river crossing the fugi tives might use is guarded by armed men, farmers having tuned in to earn the S6O reward to be paid for the re turn of each convict. Those of the men armed are likely to be shot on sight. Two more, convicts. Donald Norm and R. L. Davenport, were captures yesterday in a field two miles north of Jarbalo. They were hiding in a ra vine and being unarmed surrendered without resistance. Take Two More. Leavenworth, Kan.. Nov. 9.—Two es caped convicts were caught in Topeka last night. At midnight only fifteen of the fugitives were free. Can't Have Monopoly. Managua. Niiaraugua, Nov. 9. —The appellate division of the supreme court sustains the arbitrators in de claring that the English compaay which had obtained a concession had forfeited the right to the exclusive steam navigation of San Juan river and Lake Nicaragua. Boston Welcomes Redmond. L Boston, Nov. 9.—A great reception [was given the Irish envoys, John B "Redmond, P. A. McHugh and Thomas O’Donnell on their arrival last night. Many thoutauu crowded the station ( and cheered them enthusiastically. Frederick S. Newell Dead. Kenosha, Wis., Nov. 9.—Frederick S. Newell, one of the best known mao ufacturers of the northwest, is deac aged 55.